Tuesday, February 3, 2015

It's Almost Too Easy

There was a nasty bug being passed around among potential Republican presidential candidates Monday...one that is easily avoidable and should have been eradicated a long time ago. 

First, Chris Christie got a case of #RomneyShambles in London
Christie, speaking to reporters during a three-day trip to the United Kingdom, said all four of his children have been vaccinated, but noted he thinks a parent's opinion about the issue is more important than what a public official thinks. 
“Mary Pat and I have had our children vaccinated and we think that it’s an important part of being sure we protect their health and the public health,” Christie said, according to The Washington Post. 
“I also understand that parents need to have some measure of choice in things as well, so that’s the balance that the government has to decide," Christie added.
But that was only a warm-up to the sick spectacle of Rand Paul literally holding up his finger and shushing a young female CNBC host who dared to ask him completely normal questions on a wide range of topics before mansplaining that she needed to "calm down". Ick. 

However, it was his two cents on vaccinations that blew Christie's remarks out of the water and made him the Michele Bachmann of 2016. 
“I’ve heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines.”

Meanwhile, on Twitter...
This is almost too easy.

Hillary's "hang back in Chappaqua and let the Republicans talk themselves to political death" strategy seems to be working brilliantly so far.


  1. The R candidates have to get out there and do interviews, and they say crazy stuff. Then the others are asked about it. That becomes the story for a few days, and it leaks into the mainstream, non-political news. As long as they're doing that, why should Hillary make a move?

    1. If she has no serious challenger...maybe while the dozen or so GOP bozos battle it out in the clown car debates on TV, the Clintons should both hit the road and campaign like hell in every inch of the swing states.