Thursday, August 23, 2012

Catching Up: Part One

Back to blogging a bit more regularly. Things may still be sporadic for the next few days, but I am working on getting back up to speed.

But, oh, where to start?

How about the announcement that Paul Ryan is the Republican VP candidate?

Yeah, that will do.

For the second presidential campaign cycle in a row, a VP candidate has been chosen for the apparent purpose of making us forget who the presidential candidate actually is.

Remember 2008? Caribou Barbie Tina Fey Sarah Palin was chosen to run with... uhm... shit... who was her running mate, again?

Oh yeah! Former "maverick" John McCain.

The minute that the half term governor of Alaska was anointed, people stopped talking about McCain and fixated on Palin.

Remember when Palin began referring to the ticket as the "Palin/McCain" campaign?

Based on the current state of the media and punditry, the Republican ticket for 2012 is the "Ryan/Whatshisname" campaign.

This is no accident. The right-wing hates Romney more than the left wing does. They felt the same way about McCain in 2008. In '08, the RNC and William Kristol decreed that the right-wing pin-up girl should run with the bland and not altogether reliable Grampy McCain. In 2012, the same folks chose right-wing pin-up boy Paul Ryan to draw attention away from Mitt-Flop Romney.

Yes, it's Photoshopped. What's your point?

                                                                                 Not Photoshopped. 
                                                    The actual pecs and abs that Fox "News"pundits are gay for.

Something of a pattern has emerged in the GOP's presidential choices over the last few decades.

How does the Ryan/Romney ticket figure into that pattern?

Tune in tomorrow!

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