Clint Eastwood showed us how the bigots feel: like they’re being cursed at by an imaginary black man in a seat which is supposed to be reserved for Whites Only.
I sat alone on the couch, last night. Watching and re-watching and re-re-watching the Republican National Convention on Fox. You’d think Fox would know better. Usually, they know when to cut away from a disaster.
Letting go of a hero is one of the hardest parts of growing-up.
Whether it’s seeing your father as a struggling guy from the Bronx who never sat down and wrote the book he has festering inside of himself, or recognizing in your grandpa a meanness which left his only son an emotional invalid or finally coming to grips with Clint Eastwood only being truly interesting when, instead of an empty chair, he’s standing next to an Orangutan named Clyde.
It ain’t cute.
Paul Ryan thinks he’s cute. Paul Ryan has been told he’s cute. He thinks puppy dog eyes absolve the press from fact checking his speech. I’ve never seen such willful lying.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are the American equivalent of The Taliban. The only difference between Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and The Taliban, is Mitt and Paul shave their white faces. Otherwise, they’re just as extreme in their hatred of women, just as extreme in their hatred of gays, just as extreme in their adherence to hocus pocus water into wine Snuffleupagus imaginary friends.
Ann Romney thinks she’s the American Flag: red dress, white face, blue background. When you have to scream, “I Love You Women,” you can be sure it’s the opposite. Hillary Clinton would never scream, “I Love You Women.” Why? I’ll tell you why. Because she doesn’t have to since we all know it’s a forgone conclusion. The only reason Ann Romney had to scream, literally scream, “I Love You Women” is to re-set the narrative.
Mitt Romney has locked his wife in 2nd Class, which is where women belong in the Mormon Church. Even worse for women, Paul Ryan is in cahoots with Todd Akin.
This is what Paul Ryan actually said last week in lieu of the debate about “Legitimate Rape.” Get this: “I’ve always adopted the idea, the position, that the method of conception doesn’t change the definition of life.”
Paul Ryan thinks by rolling-up his white shirtsleeves and tucking his shirt into his khakis, the appearance of being reasonable reflects a reasonable world-view.
Ship Paul Ryan, Todd Akin, Karl Rove, Rupert Murdoch and Dick Cheney to Gitmo: waterboard, rape, repeat. Go ahead. Make my day!