Sunday, September 25, 2011

The professional Republican's view of the Republican base

Rick Scott (R-asshole) is the latest of a long line of Republicans to snark about President Obama's use of a teleprompter while making speeches themselves from teleprompters. Hey, it's a reliable laugh line in a party whose jokes usually involve the death penalty or sneering at someone else's misfortune.

But what does it mean when a Republican like Scott mocks someone else for doing exactly what he's doing himself? One of these two things:

  • Either Scott thinks his base is too fucking stupid to notice the hypocrisy, or...
  • the base is in on the joke but is utterly incapable of the fundamental moral reasoning required to expect of him the behavior he expects of Obama.
Either way, Scott knows his base is filled with blithering dolts.

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