Friday, October 29, 2010

Randi Rhodes: Reality Check

It’s Friday, ya bastids!
Only 4 more days for candidates to do something stupid…Mike Lee, the Tea Party-backed Utah Republican candidate for Senate says that a total government shutdown may be “absolutely necessary.” It’s bad enough that this crop of Republicans is willing to shut down the government. The worse part is that they probably don’t want to ever start it back up. A Republican nominee for lieutenant governor of Wisconsin has compared gay marriage to bestiality… or to marrying an inanimate object. That’s basically saying “I’ll see your Rick Santorum, and raise you one!” Rebecca Kleefisch said “at what point are we going to OK marrying inanimate objects? Can I marry this table, or this, you know, clock? Can we marry dogs?” Well, I bet no matter what you dream up, there’s a website for it. And Carl Paladino has been forwarding email photos of it to all his friends. Joe Miller has fallen to last place in the Alaska Senate race. Where does he work now? Maybe he can rig the computers there to all vote for him. Or do you think he can hire enough goons to handcuff enough voters that he can still win this election? On a more disturbing note, the head of Media Matters made a personal plea to Sarah Palin to denounce the violent rhetoric coming from people like Glenn Beck. Has he noticed that Sarah Palin is one of those people? After the plea was made, Sarah called Glenn Beck’s radio show to say “I stand with you, Glenn.” Well, at least she didn’t urge him to “reload.” Not on the air, anyway. So both Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin refuse to distance themselves from insane people. But then that would be like asking Cheech and Chong to distance themselves from stoners. Whereas most people look out there and see a lot of dangerous and disturbed individuals, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin just see their base. These people are so crazy that you’re almost tempted to hope they do well in the election on Tuesday because that means they’ll be less tempted to try those “Second Amendment Remedies” that Sharron Angle is always talking about.

Today’s Homework Discuss

The Kentucky Democratic Party incorporates the Rand Paul head stomper into their latest web ad…

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