Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Republican Debate Blogging

Before I start, A expressed some concern that she came off as a closet redneck in my last post. Far be it for me to imply that a rodeo-loving, country-singing Texan is any such thing, let me assure you she is quite the sophisticate. In fact, she still hasn't returned last month's Atlantic. So there, I hope that clears things up.

To the debate...

  • McCain's jowl tilts to the left. I wonder whether the voters are noticing.
  • Romney and Giuliani have the same tan. Is orange some sort of visual vote trigger?
  • Huckabee speaks honestly, saying that some of the anti-immigrant rhetoric is racist. His jowls seem more centered than the others. Seriously.
  • If Ford could design a car that could literally be powered by the blood of immigrants -- undocumented or not -- Tom Tancredo would be for it. In fact, he probably thinks it would be silly not to support something like that.
  • Fox has a new twist where they interrupt people eating dinner at some dinner and ask them policy questions. This meathead cop talks about how he -- a police officer from Haverill Massachusetts -- is "overwhelmed by illegal immigrants." Haverill, MA? He really stuck it to all those fucking Canadians polluting the town with their politeness.
  • Romney says that the key to stopping illegal immigration is to get rid of the magnets, in particular cracking down on employers who hire them. I don't disagree with that completely. But, since the employers need these immigrants, it does not stand that you block the immigration -- temporary or not -- of these workers.
  • Duncan Hunter claims that Democrats make any member of their caucus committee chairman upon conviction. If that is true, the more ambitious ones are in a hotel room right now with a bunch of hookers and blow. Make them male hookers, and Congressman X could be a Deomcratic presidential candidate one day. Obama is doomed.
  • Huckabee just expressed concern for a child "whether it is in the womb, a coal mine." Here, here. We need to focus more on the issue of child mining safety.
  • Ron Paul: 9/11 was the federal government's fault.
  • Brownback: Same sex marriage leads to more children born out of wedlock. More marriages, fewer children born in wedlock? I don't follow the math.
  • Paul: The people who said there will be a bloodbath if we pull out are the same people who said it will be a cakewalk in the first place. He's been properly absorbing Obama's message. Someone on the stage is audibly laughing at him.
  • Huckabee: We have to stay in Iraq because it honors the troops who have died there. Wouldn't we have honored them better if we hadn't needlessly sent them to their deaths?
  • Tancredo: Radical Islam wants to destroy America. Where is Radical Islam located? Near Oman? The Solomons? Seriously, I want to know so I don't end up there.
  • Tommy is trying to bond with Mickey. It's like he's searching for family somewhere. He seems lost. What? I am watching Rescue Me. I've had enough of the other shit.


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