Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Quote of the Day, Jr.


"I’m not supposed to know anything about foreign policy. Just thought I’d throw that out."

-- Herman Cain on his recent meltdown during an interview in which he was asked about Libya

Sorry, what?

Yes, you are, you shitty pizza-making buffoon. You're running for fucking president.

Again, Cain doesn't stand a chance in hell of becoming the GOP nominee, let alone president, but his time at the top of the Republican polls speaks volumes about the modern right's willful elevation of those who arrogantly flaunt their own provincialism and anti-intellectualism. It feels like it started with Palin and, if such a thing is possible, has just gone downhill since.

8 comments:

lakelady said...

and it speaks volumes about media's fascination with such buffoonery. Does it all boil down to them thinking intelligence makes for lousy TV? (Big Bang theory being an exception to the rule of course)

The Wamplers said...

Does he think there is some kind of on-the-job training, like when you get hired at a shitty pizza restaurant as the dishwasher, with the hopes of someday making it to buffet supervisor? There's not. You pretty much gotta be ready to go from Day 1. Moron.

Chez said...

Does The Big Bang Theory actually qualify as "intelligent?"

Claude Weaver said...

Well, TBBT does sometimes use those ten-dollar words. And they acknowledge that science exists.

Wait a sec...don't you see? He is trying to tell us the truth! TPTB have instructed him that, as a blatant anti-Romney/anti-racism placeholder, he isn't supposed to actually have anything to say about anything! Just stand there and look...well, not pretty, more like goofy-looking, especially with that smile.

It all makes sense now! The facade is cracking! I can see the Wizard! Kookookachoo!!!!

/reality break

medic8r said...

It's a clever show about smart people, and I find it funny, but I wouldn't call it high art ....

Ref said...

Jeebus. These loons make me long for the gravitas of J. Danforth Quayle...

Anonymous said...

In an absolute sense, I wouldn't call The Big Bang Theory intelligent.

However, it compares to your average TV show (e.g. Jackass or Jersey Shore) much like Stephen Hawking's "A Brief History of Time" compares against "See Spot Run". Though, that is more an indictment of modern TV programming than it is praise for The Big Bang Theory.

nancym said...

Wasn't one of the main complaints against President Obama was that he didn't have any/enough experience in foreign policy? Just thought I'd throw that out.