Last night, Rachel Maddow interviewed GOP-teabagger congressional candidate Art Robinson, who’s running against 12-term Democratic Congressman Pete DeFazio. There were several issues up for discussion, one being the fact that Robinson’s campaign has had $150,000 dumped into it by Persons Unknown, and some truly nutty things he’s said in the past. Perfectly legit interview fodder, right? Haha. Engage VERBAL CAPS LOCK:
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Okay, stop grinding your teeth, it’s bad for you.
Now picture about 10 or 20 of those in the US Congress. Where they, you know, make decisions about things. Things that affect real people, not imaginary aliens from the Planet Mongo. Hey, don’t laugh: supposedly 35% of the electorate supports this whackadoo, who in spite of his claims to be a “scientist”, is anything but. In any sane universe, that is terrifying.
Apart from that, you have to admire Rachel’s restraint. My question for Mr. Robinson would have been: “Do the words ‘Shut your fucking mouth’ mean anything to you???’“
UPDATE: I watched this video again, and it occurred to me that this interview is such a perfect metaphor for the generational evolution that’s going on in politics and society right now… and not just in the States, but everywhere. A lot of angry old people confronting their younger successors, and rather than working with them, being bitter and twisted that they are no longer calling the shots.