"How is that Hopey Changey stuff working out fer ya?" - Sarah Palin
I have to say that in the last few months a lot of things have come to light about the current state of the American Political landscape. I guess after years of history and civics classes being smashed into my head as a child I was always under the impression that to get to a higher office be it Governor which is the Highest in State Government or President of the United States you had to have a certain degree of knowledge, exceptional-ism and charisma. The American Way, you work hard, study harder, learn and understand knowledge and then you make it to higher things than shoveling shit in Louisiana.
Then I happened to catch the Q&A at the Republican Retreat two weeks ago with Obama and the House Republicans and that theory was basically turned on its head. I have to say, Obama really was Kung Fu Fighting just about any question thrown at him about a whole range of topics. Well by range I mean the usual Republican Topics, tax cuts, corporate tax cuts, the deficit and health care reform. It was pitiful to say the least, it was like seeing a Kids Karate Class take on Steven Segal. I mean you are going up against the POTUS who is basically Muhammad Ali of debate and here is your chance at the Heavy Weight Champion of the world are you going to train hard, now the facts and try and get in some good body shots or are you going to be lazy and just use Talking Points. I have no doubt that there might be some smart people in the Republican Party and I think that the one Representative that had is Health Care Bill in hand might be one of those people if he could just get out from behind the bullshit that are talking points.
Now we can talk about the Tea Party Convention that was held in Nashville, TN last weekend and who's keynote speaker Sarah Palin had crib notes written on here hand. You also have Tom Tancredo talking about something that sounds similar to Jim Crow Laws in the south making people take a "literacy test" to be able to vote. It must have been an easy assertion to make seeing that he was talking to a crowd of white people. I can understand their unease, the Democratic Party is more of a home to minorities and the other side is pretty much as white as a KKK Sheet.
Finally we have Sarah Palin, the so called key note speaker who has bullet points written on her hands after making fun of POTUS for using a teleprompter. She got softball questions from the audience and knocked them all out of the ballpark if the ballpark was a 10x14 basement room. I realized after watching her sit down interview with Chris Wallace on FOX News just really how bad she is, I mean. She's an idiot even with someone basically holding her hand through the interview. I think she is just a harpie sticking around to scratch out as much money as she can possibly make from being a VP Nominee. There is no way that she runs in 2012 because the first Republican Debate that is held she gets eviscerated on National TV. You think Huckabee and Mitt Romney are going to beat around the bush about her quitting as Governor midway through her first term? You think that not giving interviews is going to save your ass in the primaries? She couldn't even handle Katie Couric or Charlie Gibson these are not attack journalist. I think she has an inability to think on her feet which is kind of crucial when you are Commander and Chief or we have another massive terrorist attack.
As for the Tea Party which is now forever going to be known as the Tea Klux Klan, they are for the most part just angry Republicans. They are made that "their voices aren't heard" even though they just had 8 years in control of the nation more or less. They are just a huge group of sore losers who somehow think they are cheated by minorities and a smiling black man in the Oval Office.