Why do the republican candidates for president continue to make such totally ridiculous, stupid, insensitive, race baiting statements that make them totally unacceptable as a serious candidate?
The answer may be all too simple. They are acting as stooges and stalking horses for the real leadership of the republican party. Every time Newt or Sarah or Ron or Rick (2), Michelle or Herman or Jon or even Mitt says something to annoy the democrats and the sensible people of this country, the statement is made with the intention of attracting yet another right wing nut job into the web of ignorance and intolerance the republicans need to win the election.
When the individual speaker no longer is a viable candidate, the right winger will stay and may actually vote for the republican candidate left standing but never for a democrat. I am afraid my hypotheses is that simple, but surely I am not the only one who sees the pattern. I just missed it in the press coverage and endless editorial comment.
Most of these people, with the possible exception of Romney, would quit right now if they were ever threatened with the serious prospect of actually winning the election. They are making money off their supposed “candidacy.” They like the fame and notoriety which makes them money. Their job is to be the stalking horse that attracts attention while the corporate republican money is fueling the fire to eliminate President Obama and any semblance of moderation from the political landscape.
The more outrageous the announcement, the more votes file into the republican side of the equation. The ignorant public reminds me of the myth of lemmings committing suicide by hurling themselves over the cliff. The real problem is that these “candidates” are acting more like the legendary Pied Piper of Hamelin. (An interesting story you might wish to research.)
And oh yes, have a nice Day?
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