Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tiahrt vs Moran; Kraus vs Pratt...GOP primaries FINALLY over today: Can I get an Amen?!?

The GOP primary commercials we see in Kansas City for the two hot races -- U.S. Senate and Missouri Senate 8th District -- have been, frankly, nauseating. After a couple of viewings, I've been using the clicker to keep the mud off the carpet. These geniuses should remember we watch their commercials at home in the living room not at a cattle auction or a wrestling match.

At best, they're little more than school yard taunts. "I'm more conservative than you are, na...na...na...na..."

More conservative doesn't quite capture it. More "tea party" is closer. Perhaps... "more against."

Reminds me of Marlon Brando in "The Wild One". "What are you rebelling against, Johnny?"

"Whaddaya got?"

At worst, they're mean spirited, viscous, condescending and silly. They're caricatures of the ideas they profess -- a local actress doing Tina Fey doing Sarah Palin in dinner theater. Politics meets Corky in a Christopher Guest movie.

They've provided an awful insight into the worst, most selfish, impulses of this moment in history. I've said it before; I'll say it again:

We are, as a people, better than this.

Way better.


1 comment:

  1. Amen. Baseball is worth fighting over. Politics, not so much. And then...there are the Royals.