Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Randi Rhodes: The Fight for Wisconsin

Hour One Guest: The Nation Magazine’s John Nichols on the state of the Wisconsin recall.

The recall election for Scott Walker in Wisconsin is only one week away. Thanks to his billionaire backers, Walker has already spent an incredible $21 million on the campaign to keep his job. If he spent anywhere near that amount creating jobs for others, maybe Wisconsin wouldn’t have the worst job creation record in the country. Billionaires are supposed to be the “jobs creators.” The only job they seemed interested in is keeping Scott Walker in his job.

Tonight, Mitt Romney is holding a fund-raiser in Las Vegas featuring Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich. That has to be the worst billing ever put together in Las Vegas. I’d rather see a bill with a stuttering ventriloquist, a blind juggler, and an incontinent animal act. Who wants to see those three losers speak? Heck, I’d rather see Mitt Romney, Donald Trump, and Newt Gingrich sing. And I already know how Mitt Romney sings.

Romney refuses to repudiate Donald Trump over Trump’s crazy birther beliefs... like there aren’t a dozen other reasons to repudiate Donald Trump.  When asked about Trump’s birtherism, Mitt said “I don’t agree with all the people who support me and my guess is they don’t all agree with everything I believe in.” Probably not, Mitt— considering that you don’t believe in anything. Romney added “But I need to get 50.1 percent or more and I’m appreciative to have the help of a lot of good people.” Who said anything about good people? We’re talking about Donald Trump. “But I need to get 50.1 percent or more!” What’s worse—how cynical and conniving Mitt Romney is, or the fact that he is too clueless to hide how cynical and conniving he is?

George Will called Donald Trump a “bloviating ignoramus.” That’s out of line, George! There’s no reason to use words that Donald Trump doesn’t understand. Be a gentleman, and just say “loudmouth dumbass.” Donald Trump probably thinks a “bloviating ignoramus” is something you see a gastroenterologist for. Oh wait, Donald doesn’t know what a gastroenterologist is. Will said that Trump proves “if your net worth is high enough, your IQ can be very low and you can still intrude into American politics.” Heck, with Citizens United, if your net worth is enough, you can determine American politics.

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