They're Like Pigs in Shit

Though I'm not certain it does him any favors with the elusive Swing VoterTM, I do love it when Obama gets testy with the GOP:
"You know the other day I was in a town hall meeting and I laid out my plans for investing $15 billion a year in energy efficient cars and a new electricity grid and somebody said, 'well, what can I do? what can individuals do?'" Obama recalled.

"So I told them something simple," Obama said. "I said, 'You know what? You can inflate your tires to the proper levels and that if everybody in America inflated their tires to the proper level, we would actually probably save more oil than all the oil we'd get from John McCain drilling right below his feet there, or wherever he was going to drill.'"

…"So now the Republicans are going around - this is the kind of thing they do. I don't understand it! They're going around, they're sending like little tire gauges, making fun of this idea as if this is 'Barack Obama's energy plan.'

"Now two points: one, they know they're lying about what my energy plan is, but the other thing is they're making fun of a step that every expert says would absolutely reduce our oil consumption by 3 to 4 percent. It's like these guys take pride in being ignorant.

"You know, they think it is funny that they are making fun of something that is actually true. They need to do their homework. Because this is serious business. Instead of running ads about Paris Hilton and Britney Spears they should go talk to some energy experts and actually make a difference."
Every single presidential election, it's the same thing. The GOP run around acting like complete knuckleheads, the Democratic nominee knits his brow in consternation and chortles bitterly in disbelief, then every media outlet calls him angry and smug. Rinse and repeat.

Meanwhile, the adolescent dipwads of the GOP go giggling off to make jokes about their wives boobies, and no one seems to notice that every time we have a choice between a grown-up and a juvenile delinquent, we go with the guy who blows up frogs for laughs. And then we wonder how we ended up in a war of choice with thousands of dead soldiers.

All the more reason for the Democrats to head in the polar opposite direction from the policies and practices of the GOP. There's no joy in being the grown-up version of an idiot child.

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