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Response to gasser85 (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 03:50 AM

7. Welcome to DU!

This was AWESOME:

“He’s like Reagan.” Please. You would no more cast Romney as Reagan than you would Pee-wee Herman as James Bond.

Excruciatingly delicious! Now doesn't that just sound Presidential as all-get-out?



Let's all remember, too, the GOP fancies itself as the he-man, macho, stern-father (as opposed to nurturing-mother) party. They're the ones who rattle sabers all the time, and talk tough and swagger around and bluster and make like John Wayne. WE'RE the ones who've got foreign policy! WE'RE the tough-guy party! So how come OUR guy is the guy who got bin Laden? And just a few years after their LAST loudmouth, phony-cowboy swaggerin' "tough-guy" failed completely on that score. Too busy was he, leading our country into two dead-end wars, after all.

This is a nasty thing to have following you around when you're campaigning to be the New-and-Improved Mr. America and you're already famous for being a cold fish and wooden as hell. That's not good to have dragging behind you as you try to convince people you deserve their vote for President. Image counts. A LOT. You don't want to have the words "weenie," "lame," "he whines," "nervous - terrified about looking weak," "weaker," attached to you or used to describe you, not to mention your being compared to Pee-wee Herman, forcryingoutloud!

This is pretty horrible, too:

And speaking of Ann—did you notice that she was the one driving the Jet Ski on their recent vacation, while Mitt rode on the back, hanging on, as Paul Begala put it to me last week, “like a helpless papoose”?

"Helpless papoose"? Oh. My. God.

Hey teabaggers - you ready to vote for Pee-wee Herman, your "helpless papoose," for President? Post-modern "macho" I guess. That's the best the GOP can do. Pity.

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