READER COMMENTS ON
"Who's More of a Joke? Herman Cain, the Republican Party, or the U.S. Media That Enabled Him?"
(13 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 12/3/2011 @ 2:37 pm PT...
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 12/3/2011 @ 2:50 pm PT...
I don't know Brad, who was more responsible, but I agree with R Mason @1 that you got it spot on and thanks for not wasting good Brad Blog words on that faux campaign.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
One American's Rant
said on 12/3/2011 @ 3:07 pm PT...
Without up-to-the-minute Cain updates, Faux News may have to let some of their infotainers go. Please, please, let it be Oreilly!
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 12/4/2011 @ 1:00 am PT...
Who's more of a joke?
Consider the three in question: Cain, GOP & Media equally and conspiratorially clownish.
Unfortunately only Cain is going away. The remaining clowns continue to be idiotic but no less dangerous.
(Mr Schmidt has some serious nerve.)
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 12/4/2011 @ 1:28 am PT...
It is a charade with lots of enthusiastic participants, controlled by the same corporate forces that own the US government and riggable electronic elections systems. If you don't want these dangerous fools monitoring your private life and tramping on your rights and freedoms, while trying to numb you dumb with celebrity news and cults of personality, don't grant them the power to do so. Right now, the US government is trying to Big Brother the Internet. Stop them:
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 12/4/2011 @ 5:28 am PT...
Couldn't the same be said of Gingrich? Or Bachman? Trump?
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
julie r butler
said on 12/4/2011 @ 7:45 am PT...
Maybe you should change your appeal for support to say, "WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO NOT COVER WHAT OTHERS DO!"
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 12/4/2011 @ 8:19 am PT...
Comedy Central and SNL still have the rest of the field PLUS the Donald is back as a moderator for the next debate......a ha ha ha ha ha ha! ...an infinite supply of material!
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 12/4/2011 @ 9:54 am PT...
Technically it is the Media that is more of a Joke by far because without the help of ALL the media there is no way in hell these lunatic Rethuglican candidates could ever honestly make a run for president.
There are only 2 out of the bunch of GOP loons that are even sane.
Jon Huntsman is seemingly sane, seems intelligent except for the glaring facts that he is a rethuglican.
Ron Paul, one thing you can say about Paul is that he is honest in what he believes and sticks to it.
He is dead wrong on about 75% of what he believes and he is NOT a Rethuglican at all he is 101% Libertarian.
All the rest are stark raving insane and some should be locked up because they are criminals.
So how the hell does such a sad group of sub humans get to even be a candidate?
The MEDIA is the only answer, they just sit back and allow these nuts to tell bald faced lies one after the other and never correcting them.
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 12/4/2011 @ 9:59 am PT...
Steve Schmidt, the campaign manager for Sen. John McCain’s 2008 Presidential bid, should intimately know about "fundamental questions about the health of the political process and the Republican party".
He engineered the grooming of the completely inadequate VP candidacy of Sarah Palin, evidently following the direction of the power-obsessed McCain and the shadow figures who suggested Sarah Palin (James Dobson of Focus on the Family, Tony Perkins, Gary Bauer, and others http://harpers.org/archive/2008/08/hbc-90003486 ).
Schmidt famously repudiated Palin in 2009. http://voices.washington...atastrophic_for_gop.html
But the beginning of the end of ideas and idealism for the Republican Party ended many years ago, when Ronald Reagan was elected governor of California. But that a topic of discussion for another day.
Suffice it to say, Steve Schmidt had a "come to Jesus" moment during the 2008 campaign when he observed her going catatonic under stress, and her willfulness in the matter of her husband's known association with the secessionist political party AIP in Alaska ( http://www.cbsnews.com/s...litics/main5128672.shtml ).
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 12/4/2011 @ 10:12 am PT...
Nunyabiz, I just read your comment above mine.
Actually, your observations about Rep. Ron Paul put him in the category of "insane", too.
As for Huntsman, I was looking at him as a palatable choice were I a Republican voter looking for "sane" --- but was put off by reading about the Mormon religion's tenet of "Lying for the Lord".
http://mormonthink.com/lying.htm (there are other expositions on this Mormon tenet, if you Google)
Since he and Mitt Romney share the same religion and have not "fallen away" from Mormonism, I have to believe they BOTH ascribe to lying as a basic tool to live their lives. From what I can tell from reading at that link, Mormons don't follow the 10 Commandments.
If everything that has come to light about all the other GOP primary candidates is true, none of these "family values" Republicans do either.
My advice is to look into the candidacy of former Governor and former Congressman Buddy Roemer, if you're a sane Republican looking for a sane Republican candidate.
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 12/5/2011 @ 3:53 am PT...
One aspect which shouldn't be overlooked is the disastrous effect this is having abaod, on the reputation of the US as a working democracy:
"The Republicans' Farcical Candidates
A Club of Liars, Demagogues and Ignoramuses"
Yes, that's the English translation of a German language story at Der Spiegel. And it isn't an extreme example but rather very mainstream. Countless TV reports and media stories cover the US primaries in the same manner. Huge entertainment value, but the impact on the US reputation is disastrous, of course. One important reason for Washington's shrinking influence in the world. When US politics is so obviously full of dangerous nutcases, nobody in Europe will take advice from your side of the Atlantic for serious anymore.
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 12/6/2011 @ 11:52 pm PT...
The hidden agenda? The clownish acting GOP candidates actually made up and will grant Obama's reelection. Wall Street likes him! The military likes him!