Number 2 Bigot of the Year 2011: GOP Presidential Candidates

30 Dec

Number 2 Bigot of 2011

The title of the article could have easily been Ship of Fools.  What an embarrassment of riches we have with this misogynistic, homophobic, classist, racist, group of rancid tea-baggers.  Thank you to the many TSM readers for nominating the GOP Presidential candidates–I’m sure it did not come as a surprise that I was already on the same track. Perhaps regular reader Jay put it best in his nomination of:

…the Republican Party, especially the embarrassing cohort which is seeking that party’s nomination for President, and the party’s Congressional “leadership.” The second major party of the US has veered dangerously off-course, with potential and real tragic effects upon not only the US and its citizenry, but the world at large.

This coagulation of corrupt and crazy candidates is so awful that even Republicans cannot seem to find one they like. Perpetual self-denier Mitt Romney is the marginal leader, but he’s so toxic that almost every other joker in the pack has had a shot at the top. As TSM contributor Lex “WebWordWarrior” Kahn noted in his nice overview of the candidates, even before any of them got heavy press there was much to dislike. As each has flared into and out of prominence, their baggage and their utter disdain for the people they would lead has become clear. Perhaps nothing has been so damning, however, as their own words and actions during the incessant stream of debates. From Mitt’s pandering to Newt’s frothing to Perry’s babbling they have all shown their true ugly colors, perhaps none so much as hypothetical Libertarian Ron Paul and his blithe acceptance of the death chants from the audience. As the primaries and caucuses get underway next week the pack will thin and we’ll get to learn a lot more about a smaller number of these rabid monsters. Let’s hope that ugliness proves to the American people how lucky we are to have the President we have.

Flashback to 2010: The #2 Bigot last year was the U.S. Supreme Court’s Fecal Five.

4 Responses to “Number 2 Bigot of the Year 2011: GOP Presidential Candidates”

  1. John Smith December 30, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

    Haha you are right, these candidates are pretty bad! It seems like the whole mainstream conservative bandwagon gathers behind one conservative candidate against Mitt Romney for a while, and then once they learn about that candidate they drop him in favor of another equally reactionary one. In my opinion, if this continues Mitt will certainly win the primary.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt December 30, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

      Yes, this big ball of crazy can’t decide who they will support. Candidly, I hope Bachmann gets the nomination–her brew of Tea will help us retain President Obama. Thank you for your comment here.

  2. nevercontrary December 30, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

    wait… they are running for president? I thought it was a traveling revival like the good old days!?!?🙂

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