Why is Anyone Surprised by Crazy GOP Candidates?
I find it truly amazing that anyone is surprised by this year's GOP crop of presidential candidates. Come on, we all, (those living in the non Fox filled reality world), know Ronald Reagan lowered the bar just a bit in 1980. While Georgie Bush Jr. just threw that bar on the ground and stomped on it.. In other words, there is no bar when it comes to GOP candidates since Dwight D. Eisenhower, (congressional or even presidential). In 2010, the Republicans gave us deadbeat dad Joe Walsh, another guy who liked to dress up in Nazi uniforms, Joe, "you lie", Wilson, Michelle, those founders did a great job getting rid of slavery, Bachman, Steve " gotta stop those baby terrorist, King, Allen, "I have a higher security clearance than the President and like to put guns to the heads of prisoners, West and on and on crazy crazy, crazy (and/or stupid). So those gentlemen and one lady certainly represent exactly what the Republican party has become. They either have no sense of history, no intellectual curiosity, no integrity, or a combination of all or some of these undesirable personality traits. And why shouldn't they? They are the leaders of a group of people who are exactly like them. They cheer for the death penalty being performed as much as possible withour losing a wink of sleep over the possibility of killing an innocent man. They cheer for the death of a 30 year old man, dying because he had no health insurance. And they showed their true colors when they jeered a gay marine while he was still stationed in Iraq. Some have referred to the Republican primary as looking like a circus. I think it looks more and more like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.