Hurricane Romney, "Go Home and Call 211" and the Politics of Everything
With Clint Eastwood's to-hell-with-this-wooden-chair speech in the past, the brutally drawn-out Republican National Convention has come to an end, leaving the Romney campaign to finally focus on the last three months of the election season. And these upcoming few weeks are the most important: as the candidates mark out their final talking points, the notorious yet senselessly hopeless skeptics known as the 'independent voters' go through the ultimate process of elimination. Hooray for the two-party system!
"It is the height of hypocrisy for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to make a pretense of showing sympathy for the victims of Hurricane Isaac when their policies would leave those affected by this disaster stranded and on their own."
Contrary to popular belief, everything is political. As cynical and heart-wrenching as it sounds, a natural disaster like Hurricane Isaac is dealt with by human hands and, as Hunter S. Thompson once pointed out, "politics is the art of controlling your environment." Therefore, Reid's interjection of Ryan's budget into the conversation is a common move by politicians (especially during election season) to further politicize an already political event. That was a tongue twister and a half.
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