Be really afraid.
I once said that I'd vote for Chumpy the Chimp over any of the Republican presidential candidates, but what I didn't realize is that all of those contenders are not even in the same league as Chumpy. They're mean nasty demagogues, stirring up a cauldron of hatred with lip-smacking relish. No, I take that back. The most sympathetic of the lot is Mike Huckabee, whose Adam-and-Eve-era viewpoints are anathema to me, but who showed compassion towards the children of illegal immigrants.
For a reason I can't explain, I watched the Republican so-called debate last night. What a pathetic state of affairs it is when CNN partners with You Tube so that the lowest common denominator is asking the questions. And I don't just mean the gun-toting guy who asked about the 2nd ammendment, or the guy with the confederate flag draped in the background who asked where they stood on allowing the stars and bars to be flown, and I don't mean the guy who asked how many of the candidates believed that ever word of the bible is true. I include Grover Norquist, who asked how many of them would pledge to him that they'd never raise taxes. HUH? don't we pledge to god, the flag and stuff like that? When did we start pledging to Grover Norquist? Happy to say, McCain and I think Romney picked up on that.
I'm on a short writing tether today, but some of the most pathetic moments came when the candidates were asked by a retired life-long member of the national guard, now openly gay, if members of the military weren't professional enough to serve along side openly gay soldiers.
Duncan Hunter, the savior of San Diego, replied that Judeo Christian values come first, and it would be bad for anyone to be forced to work in a small, tight unit with an openly homesexual person.
Huckabee, the uber-Christian said it’s about "their conduct." They can have their feelings, but their conduct would ruin the military.
Romney, who once said he looked forward to the time when gays can openly serve in the military, backed away from that and declared that the time isn't here yet, not when we're fighting <