It's a little hard today to formulate a string of comprehensible thoughts. I just finished watching a clip of that rich egoist known as Mitt Romney, trying to drum up votes in the Iowa straw poll. This is yet another very rich republican, who is willing to spent some of his own millions to try and obtain the symbolically most powerful position in this country. Someone in the Iowan crowd brought up taxing the rich proportionally to help support the social security program. Mitt did his best to defend the rich, saying that he was surprised that we were tearing down successful people. "Successful" is his word for rich. Of course, there were the usual amount of fools in the crowd that applauded this line, because there is still a plethora of ignorant fools in this country, who somehow believe that they will someday be rich, whether by winning the lottery (you have a better chance of being struck by lightning,) or having a windfall inheritance from some unknown relative.
Mitt Romney went on to state that "corporations are people." We (the smart "we" anyway) already know that the Supreme Court has ruled that corporations are people, so that rich business institutions get the same protections are regular everyday citizens. I could tell where Romney was going with his thinking: it's that old tired "trickle down theory of economics" that Ronald "bat-shit" Reagan tried to get us to swallow back in the 80's. It's that myth that the wealth from the richest trickles down the peasants begging at their feet. The truth is that the rich reward the rich. Mitt Romney was not born poor, working his way to a "successful" position in this country. His dad was the governor of Michigan. He was raised in Bloomfield, Michigan, which is one of the five wealthiest cities in the United States. This dork boy with the holy underwear would not have a clue what it means to do an honest day's work, and still not have enough money at the end of the week to feed your family.
So, was that a string of comprehensible thoughts, or just another useless rant? The election is not until the fall of 2012, but the evidence of ill mental health this country is now on display as a bevy of republican candidates sweep the country, trying (and a lot of times succeeding) to convince citizens to vote against their own best interests. The fact that Michelle Bachmann even gets any attention -- never mind that scarey Newsweek cover -- just proves that America is all about the lowest common denominator. If the right wing has its way, we'll be teaching children that people once rode dinosaurs, and that atheists and immigrants are evil. Rick Santorum claims that gay faculty in schools will teach fisting, but how does Mr. Santorum even know what fisting is?