A very Republican week
By the way, have you seen the trailer for that "anti-Islam film" that supposedly triggered the violence? You can view it here (scroll down to "Muhammad movie trailer"). This thing makes Plan 9 from Outer Space look like Blade Runner. It looks like it was made by hiring random drunk vagrants off the street and having them read cue cards in front of blow-ups of somebody's vacation photos of a camping trip in Death Valley. And people rioted over this?
Rank-and-file Republicans showed that the dumbth is strong in them when 15% of Ohio conservatives polled declared Romney, not Obama, the man most responsible for killing bin Laden. And we wonder why these people vote for stupid and evil politicians? We should be grateful they're not writing in Lord Voldemort.
As often happens with Republicans, the gaffes are piling up so fast that we don't have time to digest each one properly before being distracted by the next one. But don't overlook Romney's previous gaffe before the Libyan one, when he said he'd keep some parts of Obamacare instead of repealing the whole thing. This touched off a minor firestorm among the teabagger right, for whom the total repeal of Obamacare is a driving passion -- these people won't be happy until little Zoe Lihn and thousands like her are cold in their graves. Expect Romney to double down on teh crayzee soon in an effort to restore his cred with "the base". (Did you know that al-Qâ'idah literally translates as "the base"?)
In the meantime, a Republican spokesman suggested hurling acid at female Democratic Senators, Rand Paul compared the US government to the Nazis, and Putin said Russia needs to beef up its defenses in case Romney gets elected. I wonder whether our country can survive if these people get elected.
Cartoon at top found via Progressive Eruptions.