Herman Cain trying to remember what he thinks about America’s war in Libya.
As mentioned, I grew up in America, in a Republican town. I always thought Republicans were evil, but never dumb. Something has happened to that party, however, and they’ve literally gone insane. This Presidential race (primary) is like watching Jersey Shore, except one of them could become President. It’s kinda scary.
In this case (above), one time front-runner cannot seem to remember anything about Libya, beyond the fact that he disagrees with whatever Obama did. He doesn’t even know enough to bullshit. He previously made fun of Uzbekistan as not worth his attention, but one would think that he’d watched TV in the past two months. If you think it’s just foreign policy, his 9-9-9 tax plan could have been found in a cereal box. It raises taxes on the bottom 80% and reduces them for the top 0.1% by over a million dollars. This made for a great infographic and his fumbles make for entertaining TV, but it’s important to remember that this person could be President.
After Bush and the train wreck that was Palin, it seems that Republicans are doubling down on stupid.
Take Rick Perry, who actually served as governor of Texas. He cannot remember a list of three things. We all forget stuff and I initially felt bad about it, but then I thought about it. Here he’s listing three departments of government he would cut. It’s not a talking point and if he’d thought about it he could’ve gone back, thought about it again, and finished. Unless of course it was a talking point and he hadn’t thought about it all. He’s talking about completely cutting the Education Department and something else, and he doesn’t seemed to have given it much consideration.
It’s weird. Positions like being pro-torture or anti-taxes aren’t necessarily Republican, but it’s like they played a game of telephone with Ronald Reagan and this is what came out. The only viable candidate that isn’t ignorant or insane (Mitt Romney) is pretending to be in order to get votes. I don’t know what’s worse.