Der Spiegel is a mainstream German news magazine, that enjoys a large readership. Second in the country I hear.
This article was published on the first of this month, but I didn’t come across it till today. (so Herm-baby was still involved when this was written, he hadn’t been exorcised by his “will you work for work” agenda yet)
I thought that MY opinion of the republican/conservative/bagger/wingnut primary participants was as low as it could get, —– but this guy absolutely tears them apart. He’s got me beat. I’m not sure,—- should I be happy that this republican ‘clown car’ full of idiots gets recognized outside this country as what they are? Or should I be embarrassed about the craziness that they’re portraying for our political system around the world.
Both,… I suppose. A couple of choice excerpts.
>>> A Club of Liars, Demagogues and Ignoramuses
A Commentary by Marc Pitzke
Africa is a country. In Libya, the Taliban reigns. Muslims are terrorists; most immigrants are criminal; all Occupy protesters are dirty. And women who feel sexually harassed — well, they shouldn’t make such a big deal about it.Welcome to the wonderful world of the US Republicans. Or rather, to the twisted world of what they call their presidential campaigns. For months now, they’ve been traipsing around the country with their traveling circus, from one debate to the next, one scandal to another, putting themselves forward for what’s still the most powerful job in the world.As it turns out, there are no limits to how far they will stoop. <<<
They lie. They cheat. They exaggerate. They bluster. They say one idiotic, ignorant, outrageous thing after another. They’ve shown such stark lack of knowledge — political, economic, geographic, historical — that they make George W. Bush look like Einstein and even cause their fellow Republicans to cringe.
“When did the GOP lose touch with reality?” wonders Bush’s former speechwriter David Frum in New York Magazine. In the New York Times, Kenneth Duberstein, Ronald Reagan’s former chief-of-staff, called this campaign season a “reality show,” while Wall Street Journal columnist and former Reagan confidante Peggy Noonan even spoke of a “freakshow.”<<<