Since I stopped writing regularly on Foolocracy, several people have written to me expressing that they will miss the regular updates on the absurd in politics. Like a Toronto mayor on crack, I must admit that making regular posts is addictive. In the last few days, I found several stories that were too good not to share.
By now, you have probably seen the vicious assault of the Obama’s dog, Sunny, on an innocent little girl. I wonder if Obamacare covers these mishaps.
The National Republican Congressional Committee wants to avoid the mistakes of Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock who doomed their candidacies over comments about rape. The committee is meeting with aids of sitting Republican Congressman to tutor them on how to campaign without saying stupid things that might offend women voters. Of particular emphasis are lessons on how to campaign against women opponents.
In the words of House Speaker John Boehner: “Some of our members just aren’t as sensitive as they ought to be.”
Most males learned that annoying females was inappropriate when they stopped pulling ponytails in fourth grade. Those that didn’t learn took a straight path to Congress.
It’s not just women that Republicans in Congress are offending either. Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes wants the GOP to stop funding gay Republicans running for Congress. There are two notable races in Massachusetts and California where gay Republicans have a chance to defeat incumbent Democrats.
In a positive sign, much of the Republican leadership is not buying Forbes’ homophobic campaign appeal. At least most of the GOP is making politics about politics and not lifestyles. Better gay than Democratic is their mantra, I suppose. I don’t know if there is a connection between anti-gay rhetoric and offending women, but Forbes might be one of the guys who needs to pay special attention to that training on how not to offend women. He looks like a prime candidate for foot in mouth disease.
Finally, some Republican legislators in New York are looking for a candidate to knock off Gov. Andrew Cuomo. So whom are they considering? The Donald, of course. Yes, Donald Trump, the perennial wannabe candidate for president and governor is hosting a delegation of influential Republicans who will beg him to run for governor.
“As Republicans we need to cast a pretty wide net and find the best candidate to beat Gov. Cuomo, and we think that Mr. Trump can beat Mr. Cuomo,” said Assemblyman David DiPietro.
If this is the best you have, it might be good to sit this one out.
Trump running is about as likely as the apocalypse or an alien invasion. Even if Trump ran, he would lose. Trump doesn’t like to lose. He also wouldn’t like to govern. Besides, if he ran for governor, then it would complicate playing hard to get in the 2016 presidential election. Think of Trump as Lucy holding a football and the Republicans as Charlie Brown. That’s exactly how this will turn out.