(Jack Ohman via GoComics.com)
Smart summary from Digby, at Hullabaloo:
… I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a presidential candidate with more contempt for the American people than Mitt Romney. It’s one thing for a candidate to attack his opponent, but to attack half the country as a bunch of losers you don’t have to care about is just unprecedented. He’s obviously as much a believer in twisted Randroid tropes as his chosen VP…
There has been a tendency to believe that Romney might really be a moderate underneath it all and that he’s just playing to the wingnuts. It sounds to me like he’s very fluent in wingnut ideology in private. So much so, that I would have to say that it’s far more likely he conned the people of Massachusetts all those years ago that that he’s conning all the wingnuts now.
And so do his rich Republican donors. Anyone who’s still waiting for the Big Money Boyz to pull the plug on these wacky weirdos on the right is going to be waiting a long time. They are the wacky weirdos on the right. And Mitt’s certainly King of the Weirdos.
Roy Edroso was mocking a far less significant rightwinger on Sunday, but I think his conclusion applies just as well to The Big Target:
… The title of the post is “Narrative Wars: Slap the Honey Boo Boos with Truthaganda.” Zombie is talking about “last remaining undecided voters in America,” and bases his characterization on the fact that a reality TV show about hillbillies beat out some reality TV shows about rich politicians making promises to America.
That seems like a reasonable preference to me, but Zombie believes those people are dumb…
I’ll spare you: It mainly means recreating rightwing talking points like “OBAMA TEAM TWEETS COMMUNIST PROPAGANDA” in oversize red letters. “Even a Honey Boo Boo can get through those headlines,” he says; “they’re short enough to survive the three-second attention span.”
That someone actually thinks this about his fellow citizens doesn’t surprise me, but I am a little surprised that he would say it out loud in a public forum. It suggests to me that Zombie is not actually concerned with influencing those voters. He’s like a teenage boy who doesn’t have a girlfriend and declares it’s because girls prefer jerks, and so he’ll be a jerk himself, and then they’ll all come running. Having been a teenage boy myself, I recall that such a person is usually not seriously mapping out a seduction strategy, but looking for sympathy from like-minded loners…
Apart from quoting Voltaire (“Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiulous… “), what’s on the agenda this morning?