Robert Reich Holds Forth On Republican Candidates

Here is Reich’s pre-debate take on the sorry lot of ’em. Read, if you can stand to.

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  • MandT  On Tuesday October 18, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    It’s still strikes me as rather incredible that the lot of the GOP’ers are such a pathetic and tangled lot of fools, but it doesn’t strike me as incredible that our culture is in systemic collapse.

    • Steve  On Tuesday October 18, 2011 at 10:33 pm

      MandT, the GOPers are a sorry lot, aren’t they! And from what I read (I never subject myself to actually watching them), they were more than usually hostile and foolish tonight. Just think… instead of Obama, we may get to watch one of these GOP nutjobs muddle and bumble through the job for the next four years. It’s a sorry set of choices, if you ask me. It’s a sorry set of choices even if you don’t ask me!

  • phil  On Wednesday October 19, 2011 at 2:43 am

    Does the whole 99 percent Occupy movement make you hopeful? In light of all the demands and grievances that are being aired through that movement, the Republicans never seemed more out of touch. It’s as if they were still the Party of the one percent but that, this time, everyone should know it.

    I watched parts of the exchange. It was a little like visiting the deepest wing of the senility ward and watching a few deranged women have at it. But the one standby for all Republican debates, “illegals,” got another great showing. Why don’t they just all admit that, as you reported below, like Cain, they couldn’t give a damn if all the sub-humans living below the Texan line were fried on electrical wires and served for breakfast? It is odd watching men who all hate immigrants trying to convince us that each one of them is more thoughtless and heartless and murderous than the others.

    How many of you on stage here would not care if a dozen illegals got fried on wires? Your hands, please.

    OK, given that we have agreement on this point, we’re going to move to our second topic, the hate of government. Wait, put your hands down, we’re going to go at this one differently. Let’s start with… Governor Perry, how MUCH do you hate government?

    • Steve  On Wednesday October 19, 2011 at 8:54 am

      Good to see you, phil.

      The Occupy movement does give me some small basis for hope. But at least two cities, NY and Philadelphia, have moved in LRAD devices, those machines that can shriek high-pitched sounds loud enough to damage your hearing permanently even at a range of 100 meters. I’m afraid that’s where every Occupy event is heading, sooner or later. The MOTU (or at least the cops) seem to have the attitude, “Don’t bother suppressing speech when you can render the peasants unable to hear.”

      GOP presidential debates are a complete waste of time as far as influencing the faithful, but they at least provide the rest of us with some clue as to what those people are really like.

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