Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Real Fools

The following quote is attributed to an article in a German-language paper in the Czech Republic knows as the Prager Zeitung. I was unable to find the article on their website--it does not appear to be all that thorough--however further research/commentary indicates it may have simply been a comment from a reader of one of their articles.

Nonetheless, the comment, translated from German into English, provides an interesting perspective into the American voting base. Could the comment be accurate with respect to the masses who supported and voted for Obama? Could we be about to repeat the offense in similar fashion on the GOP side? I'll let you be the judge.

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president."

"The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.
The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”


Ohio JOE said...

Great find Hamaca! It is always interesting to find out what other think of us.

Anonymous said...

Hamaca, interesting find. I'm not sure I agree with your point though. It seems that to most Romney supporters nobody would have been good enough but Romney. In this election cycle I can almost understand why you guys think that way.

I have never seen such a pathetic group of Presidential Dopefuls in my entire life(Romney included) What the Dems did 4 years ago was quite genius and Machiavellian. I do believe that any of the candidates would be better than President Obama(except for Cain) but none of them can beat him and only one or two(Romney included) have any business even running for President.

The fact that the Republican Party couldn't draft better candidates than these clowns is embarrassing and makes me wonder if they are in fact on their way to becoming a regional party?!?!

This primary season has been a joke and all it has accomplished is fodder for late night talk show hosts to spew amusing anecdotes about our party.

I wonder if there really needs to be a new way of nominating the Republican Party's nominee? Maybe the party should look at it like College Basketball's March Madness? Perhaps it should be regional tournaments where candidates have to compete in smaller contests before the actual championship game unfolds?

I know that last scenario is unlikely and will never happen but something sure needs to change. How are Santorum, Huntsman and Bachmann still even on this stage. Hell, I could run for President, have no shot but be frugal enough with my donations to stand on the debate stage and waste precious time that should be delegated for actual candidates that actually have a chance.

Also why is our Party allowing the debates to be sponsored and run by media organizations whose only motive is to make our party members look like knuckle draggers and hypocrites? Why are some candidates accepting debate invitations from the likes of MSNBC but refuse to show up at a Trump debate?(not that I'm a huge fan of Trump but still)

It's really quite sad. Preibus needs to go!!!


Anonymous said...

Sorry for the long comment...I just needed my Monday Morning Rant.


Machtyn said...

JR: Who would have been the better candidates? At this point in time, even your cast of contestants would have had enough derision cast in their direction that they, too, would have appeared weak. It's been the mode of politics for a long time.

For as long as I can remember (when I became voting age), Dole was pitiful, but Republicans were voting against Clinton. Bush and Gore were terrible, but most people were voting against the other guy. Ditto in 2004 and 2008. I wasn't so much voting for McCain as I was voting against Obama.

Obviously, not everyone agrees, but I am voting for Romney, not against anybody else. I almost voted for Romney in the 2008 GE, but decided at the polling booth that my one vote for McCain was more important.

Is Romney going to change the world overnight? Nope. Is he going to get us moving in a more positive direction, similar to how Reagan got us moving? I think so. But one President cannot change decades of government run rampant.

Romney even understands this. This is why he has stated, if nominated as the GOP candidate, he will select a running mate to be VP that can easily handle the Presidency - because we will need that person to continue the legacy in 8 years.

Ohio JOE said...

"Is Romney going to change the world overnight? Nope. Is he going to get us moving in a more positive direction, similar to how Reagan got us moving? I think so. But one President cannot change decades of government run rampant." I am glad that you are level headed enough to realize that no President will change the country overnight, but we do need change in the right direction. At this point, I am not convinced that Mr. Romney (or Mr. Gingrich for that matter) will move us in the right direction quick enough, but I guess I will see how the cookie crumbles.

Anonymous said...

People like to say the field is weak, and the candidates all suck. To my mind, Romney is the exception.

The people who decided not to run such as Ryan, Christie, Daniels, etc, are all given the benefit of the doubt that they would have been better than Romney. But we don't know that because we didn't see them try to run against him. To my mind, each one would have had a difficult time overcoming Romney for various reasons.

We'll never know, but I'm glad that at least ONE person running is actually qualified and worthy of support.


Anonymous said...

Martha, who would have had a difficult time overcoming Romney? Every flavor of the week overcame Romney and it wasn't Romney who inevitably beat them...they beat themselves.

Any one of those candidates, you mentioned, would have pushed Romney to single digits...even Christie who I would support less than I support Romney would have creamed Romney.

In every head to head match up against any of the rising 1st Tier newcomers Romney has lost in the polls.

I mean seriously...Romney is the...I guess, maybe I might as well vote for him candidate.

Romney's success, this primary season, is mostly due to the lack of respectable candidates running against him.


Anonymous said...

Also Martha, as much as Romney does suck as a Presidential Candidate, (I do believe he is a decent Republican) I did acknowledge that he has earned a spot on that stage.

Seriously Bachmann and Cain had no business, whatsoever, running for President. Perry was almost acceptable until he decided to open his mouth. At least Santorum and Gingrich can have an intellectual conversation. The fact that Huntsman believes he could be President after working in the Obama Administration tells you that he is not smart enough to be President because at no point should he have ever thought that he could win. Ron Paul is like the drunk old guy at the end of the bar...sure he says some whacky things sometimes but the bar wouldn't be the same without his puddle of drool on it.

What other great candidates are many of the Presidential Dopefuls have led the polls in front of Romney?


Which only proves that this Presidential field is pathetic!!!


Ohio JOE said...

"To my mind, Romney is the exception." Ah no, he is actually one of the weaker ones.

Machtyn said...

Or does it prove that the electorate are unwilling to pay proper attention and are as fickle as people generally are?

Because other candidates have risen and fallen does not mean that Mitt Romney is weak. It just might mean that, in the polls, many are looking for someone else not named Mitt Romney or are just following the mass media's choice or are just not paying attention.

Ohio JOE said...

"It just might mean that, in the polls, many are looking for someone else not named Mitt Romney or are just following the mass media's choice or are just not paying attention." Most people looking for SBR (Somebody Besides Romney) are paying attention. They are not interested in his Health Care policies among other things. Perhaps they will hold their nose in the end and vote for Mr. Romney in order to defeat Mr. Gingrich and perhaps not.