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@RandiRadio #RandiRhodes blog: Republican Race Baiting

by Randi Rhodes posted Oct 26 2012 3:58PM

Boy, John Sununu sure has carved himself out a slimy niche in this year’s election. John, what are you doing—trying to reassure Donald Trump that he’s not the biggest butthole in this entire process? Sununu said that Colin Powell’s endorsement of Obama was all about race. He said “I think when you have somebody of your own race that you’re proud of being president of the United States, I applaud Colin for standing with him.” John, it doesn’t work that way. When George Bush was president, white people weren’t proud that he was president. Most of them were embarrassed.

Meat Loaf has thrown his weight behind Mitt Romney. That weight would have been a lot more considerable back in the 70’s—in more ways than one.

But his endorsement of Romney was a tad rambling and disconnected. I think this Meat Loaf may have been baked a little too long. Meat Loaf blasted Obama for saying “‘the cold war is over,’” claiming “I have never heard such a thing in my life.” Well then, I guess you weren’t reading newspapers back in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Meat Loaf wants you to vote for Romney—he’ll bring the Cold War back! Maybe that’s the secret to Mitt’s mysterious “12 million new jobs.” They’re going to be building back yard fallout shelters again!
Classic! President Obama took a dig at Paul Ryan by saying that Ayn Rand is for misunderstood teenagers. Asked if he had read Rand, Obama said “Ayn Rand is one of those things that a lot of us, when we were 17 or 18 and feeling misunderstood, we’d pick up.” Maybe for you wonks, Barack—some of us listened to Janis Ian. Besides, Barack, you were 18 back in 1979. Ever hear of The Clash? Call me lazy, but it’s a lot easier to listen to “London Calling” than it is to read “The Fountainhead.” I’m sorry, but if you’re 17 or 18, feeling misunderstood, and you pick up a 900-page novel by a bitter Russian woman… maybe there’s a reason you’re misunderstood. But the philosophy of The Clash still holds up. As the President points out, people have to outgrow Ayn Rand. But you never outgrow “Train in Vain.” Obama said of Rand, “Unfortunately, it does seem as if sometimes that vision of a ‘you’re on your own’ society has consumed a big chunk of the Republican Party.” To be fair, not all of them read Ayn Rand. Some of them are just naturally mean and selfish.
 
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