I would like to take this opportunity to formally thank the Teapublican Party for fielding a slate of candidates led by the likes of Michelle Bachmann, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney. As an early Christmas present to the progressive movement I don’t think they could have come up with a nicer package.
Michelle Bachman not only believes in absolutely insane theories and knows absolutely nothing about history, science or the economy, she is willing to publicly say so on camera. She believes that the cartoon movie Lion King is gay propaganda. She has claimed that abolishing the minimum wage would wipe out unemployment. Bachmann has claimed that there “isn’t even one study that can be produced that shows that carbon dioxide is a harmful gas.” You gotta love crazy.
Rick Perry sees government officials as guilty of “treason”. He also believes that global warming is overblown. He thinks we shouldn’t be “engaged in spending that much money on still a scientific theory that has not been proven“.
Perry’s home state of Texas releases more heat-trapping pollution carbon dioxide – the chief greenhouse gas – than any other state in the country, according to government data.
Perry also sees evolution as just “a theory that is out there — and it’s got some gaps in it.“. Yes, he’s a “”firm believer in intelligent design as a matter of faith and intellect“. He believes in showing his intellect at every campaign stop. Thank you Lord!
And then there’s good ol’ reliable Mitt. At a recent campaign event Romney declared;
“Corporations are people, my friend,” “Of course they are. Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to people. Where do you think it goes?”
Who could not agree that corporate money goes to people. CEO pay soared 27% in 2010. CEOs are people. Corporations are sitting on nearly $3 trillion in cash and not investing in the economy while 27 million Americans are out of work or scraping by on part-time jobs. Here are a just few of those regular people that benefit from corporate profits just like you.
- Gregory Maffei, CEO Liberty Media, $87.5 million
- Ray Irani, CEO Occidental Petroleum, $76.1 million
- Leslie Moonves, CEO CBS, $57.7 million
- Mario Gabelli, CEO Gamco Investors, $56.6 million
- John Hammergren, CEO McKesson Corp., $54.6 million
I’m sorry, but I could not have hand-picked a better list of Republican candidates myself. As far as I’m concerned, the field should be closed right now. There is no need to continue looking for that one sane GOP candidate who may be sitting on his thumbs out in the nether lands of America. I say, run with it. Go with what you’ve got and you will earn the everlasting gratitude of every Democrat.