Originally Posted by yt
Meanwhile, so, does anyone else think Ron Paul probably won Iowa and that's why the state GOP essentially committed what's looking more and more like pure election fraud?
As I mellow in my advancing age, I'm increasingly reluctant to attribute to malice what incompetence can accomplish. It's my understanding that Iowa uses paper ballots rather than Diebold's notorious electronic voting booths, and I hold it within the realm of possibility that it took this long for the Iowans to count the damn things.
Regarding Gingrich, the coke-sniffing Bush before him, and the forgiveness both have received: The aspect of Republican tribalism that I find most fascinating is just how vituperative they still get when it comes to the competition from within the tribe. Maybe familiarity really does breed contempt.
I expect someone like me to boo Rick Santorum, for example. Today, though, the poor little stooge couldn't get a break at a pro-life convention from Ron Paul supporters, who accused him of faking his commitment to imposing government regulations on our nation's fallopian tubes
. Try to figure that shit out. The poor bastard has spent years building a career out of threatening to regulate other people's sex lives, he has ruined his own family name in the process, and there are conservatives who still doubt his sincerity. That it's the Ronulans calling for more federal government intrusion in the bedroom makes me want to shove a cigarette in each nostril and light them both.
The story of this election is going to be the fracturing of a party that already defined itself by its interest in excluding and marginalizing people.Edited by Reasor - 1/19/12 at 3:07pm