Rollin' Like Sisyphus

Picking Wrong Paul

Posted in The Fail Pail by Huckleberry on August 13, 2012

Not every day is beautiful in the neighborhood. Plus, well, 10,000 words couldn’t top this picture.

Well, hoo-doggie, we got ourselves an election now boy.
The choice couldn’t be more stark, between the adamant defenders of the banking class and the staunch advocates for banking class interests.
The distinction simply couldn’t be more, how do you say, black and white.
Oh. Wait.
Oh my, yes, I went there, but just for a moment.
So there’s a GOP vice presidential nominee-in-waiting.
It’s on now, motherfuckers.
He’s a tea partier!
He’s a fiscal conservative!
He has 2% body fat and guns as big (almost) as the First Lady!
Well then.
More seriously, though, Romney really had no good choices for VP, because he himself is not a good choice for P. One pundit put it perfectly: “It’s like watching C-3PO lead the assault on the Death Star.”
Yes, yes it is.
As some have come to assert, choosing Ryan as the VP is Romney’s signal that he won’t fold like cheap laundry on a hot August night as the election heads down the backstretch, which is all fine and good, compared to past GOP challengers. And the GOPers seem more excited by this than they expected to be, which is also fine and good, except that the last time they were this lathered up, Rick Perry was a shoe-in for the nomination.
But I digress.
A few things in need of notation:
Paul Ryan talks a tough game, but his voting record clearly shows a man beholden to the banking establishment, just like most of the rest of them.
Ryan’s budget makes a cute show of being serious on cutting down the federal leviathan, but there is a fundamental flaw in the applied logic of the thing. Reducing spending while allowing all of the same programs to continue in merely a diminished capacity does not really solve anything, it merely gives the government an incentive to restore those funds later. Starving a runaway bureaucracy is not the same as eliminating it.
Ryan hasn’t done a thing to show he’s tough fiscally, aside from ripping apart ObamaCare’s “fiscal responsibility” argument posited by that clown, that buffoon, the one and only President of the Choom Gang himself, Barack “The Jakarta Shock” Obama right to his face, but come on. My 11-year-old nephew could do that. The clown is an intellectual lightweight, and bereft of the gravitas possessed by basic, inanimate household objects. Such a feat isn’t exactly threading a fine needle, if you know what I’m sayin’, and I think you do.
That’s it.
Well, there’s one other thing, but it’s been said so many times I almost don’t want to bring it up.
I guess I will.
When the energizing force on the Presidential ticket is on the Southside of the ballot, it’s not a good thing for that ballot, for the simple reason that the Vice President of the United States of America does nothing more than the average understudy, making sure to stay ready in case, one day, it’s his turn at the edge of the footlights. Even if one were to accept the premise that Ryan is a tough as fuck fiscal hardass, so what? The VP slot is the absolute worst place to be to influence policy, or even process. It’s the very definition of useless.
I know what you’re thinking, but let me stop you right there.


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  1. El Borak said, on August 14, 2012 at 06:13

    That picture is full of win.

  2. Giraffe said, on August 14, 2012 at 10:53

    The republicans are not nearly as orgasmic as when McCain picked Palin.

    Lipstick on a pig, and a very ugly shade.

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