Thank God, it'll all be over tonight. For weeks on end, it has been Iowa this, Iowa that - everywhere one turns, here comes Iowa. Rick P. brings along his Austin posse , Rick S. wants to invalidate gay marriage, and Newt gets neutered. Don't we wish?
Like rubbish that has collected around dumpsters for longer than anyone wants, all the garbage will finally get gathered up and plunked down in the next great landfill.
Why all the excitement over the Iowa caucus? You'd think it was the presidential election with all the hype coming from every soundbite on the TV and every column inch in the print media. Really. Who gives a damn?
Gail Collins has it right when she tells readers to feel free to ignore Iowa.
On Tuesday, there will be a contest to select the preferred candidate of a small group of people who are older, wealthier and whiter than American voters in general, and more politically extreme than the average Iowa Republican. The whole world will be watching.Writing about Rick Santorum's recent rise in the polls, Dana Milbank opines:
The “Santorum surge” in recent days has little to do with the candidate himself and everything to do with the fact that he is the last man standing after voters discarded all the rest.But, but, but . . . are these candidates really the very best America has to offer? If so, we are in deep manure.
Michele Bachman: Just listen to her talk about God not being able to get the attention of politicians, anti-Americans in Congress, how tirelessly our founding fathers worked to get rid of slavery.
Newt Gingrich: The only Speaker of the House in history to get tossed out of Congress for ethics charges and who tried to bring down a president for messing around with another woman while he was screwing around on his own wife.
Jon Huntsman: Probably the brainiest of the bunch, Huntsman is considered too liberal by those who lump Obama under one Communist/Socialist/Anti-Christian/Muslim banner.
Ron Paul: Extremely paranoid. A racist rodent who hates gays and women.
Rick Perry: Maybe all that hair has caused some brain damage as Perry oops his way through a debate and oops again along the campaign trail in Iowa. Of course, being brain dead doesn't explain naming the family hunting camp Niggerhead.
Mitt Romney: It's hard to tell where Mittens stands on any of the issues - whether it's abortion, or deporting immigrants, or campaign finance, or climate change. He even flip-flops about his flip-flopping.
Rick Santorum: Doesn't have enough brains to run a bird backwards and really doesn't like blacks. He also wants to invalidate gay marriages, bemoans gay soldiers "who shower with people," and believes states have the right to declare birth control illegal.
And you think the Democrats and Republicans are just alike.