Monday, February 13, 2012

My brain hurts

In which we (admittedly) cherry pick the comments on yesterday's Thomas Friedman column in the Times.

Writes Mr. Friedman:
You know how in Scrabble sometimes you look at your seven letters and you’ve got only vowels that spell nothing? What do you do? You go back to the pile. You throw your letters back and hope to pick up better ones to work with. That’s what Republican primary voters seem to be doing. They just keep going back to the pile but still coming up with only vowels that spell nothing.

And the public responds:
As possibly the only member of the GOP that reads the NYT I could not agree more completely with Mr. Friedman. Let's toss our letters back into the bag and come up with a word that spells CHRIS CHRISTIE.

Yes, the schoolyard bully who threatens and ridicules anyone who disagrees with him and flies on a helicopter at taxpayer expense to his son's ball games while cutting the state budget, including a long-in-the-works transit project. Why, he's perfect!
I could find a car wash employee with a GED that is less frightening to the electorate right now than the Kenyan Marxist. Whomever emerges from the GOP nomination is going to seem as welcome as the Allies breaching the gates of a Stalag in 1945.

Which is exactly true if you replace "Kenyan Marxist" with "Hawaiian centrist" and "as welcome as the Allies breaching the gates of a Stalag in 1945" with "I've soiled my diaper."
We need the democrats to return to being moderate, they have moved way to the left. ... The republicans are what the democrats used to be. Both parties have changed, one moved to the center, the other to the left.

I need to go lie down.

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