Monday, June 13, 2011

In Which Ironicus Ponders The Unponderable

Frequent reader(s) of this blog know hope is the true opiate of the people...erm...we mean know that we here in the marbled halls of IM Central make no claim to being political scientists, if there even is such a thing. We mean, politics and science have some sort of relationship? You can use the rational structure and logical methods of science to investigate the inner workings of politics? OK, then how do you explain Rush Limbaugh? Let's see you put some of your scientific method on that bad boy and not end up with sweet, sweet reason laying in a smoking ruin at your feet.

Well, our point is that even with the current state of political affairs in this once great country being akin to chaos on ecstasy, the one half way reliable consistency we could hang on to was that historically, the Democrats have been the party of the little guy and the Republicans have been the party of the fat cats. So imagine our dismay when, as we were surfing the intertoobz while the Stoli cooled in the freezer we ran across this.
Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney unleashed a hard-hitting campaign ad Monday blasting President Barack Obama's handling of the economy, the top issue on voters' minds in the 2012 race.Romney himself does not appear in the video, which turns Obama's June 3 comment that "there are always going to be bumps on the road to recovery" into an attack highlighting historically high unemployment of about 9.1 percent.
Now, you could argue that Romney would be the Flying Spaghetti Monster if he thought that would help him get elected, but this week at least he is nominally a Republican and he's blasting Obama, who is nominally a Democrat for not paying attention to the fact that the only thing working in this country is Anthony Weiner's weiner.

The oil slick in a suit has a point, but to be fair, Obama has done a lot to make sure bankers, hedge fund managers and such haven't lost their jobs and  homes due to the fact that they stole the economy, drove it into a ditch at high speed, then got out and set it on fire, but as we reported last week, the rest of us? Ah, not so much.

But a Republican championing the little guy? A Republican like Romney? That's like some guy hitting you over the head, taking your wallet then offering to lend you bus fare so you can get to the ER where they'll refuse to treat you because you don't have your insurance voucher.

The world is starting to make less sense when we're sober than after we've had an adult beverage or two.

1 comment:

Seeing Eye Chick said...

The oil slick in the suit!


That is funny. You definitely have a way with words.