Running Down the RIDICULOUS


By Wilson Nathaniel Thomas

     How do you know when a politician has little to no substance? When he has to stoop to attacking his opponents heritage in a debate, his staff forms a group and proceeds to mock Native American Warrior, calls while doing Tomahawk chops, and then the same candidate starts off the very next week trying to turn his female opponent into some sort of a June Cleaver incarnation who he apparently thought should have been seen and not heard in Monday night’s debate.

    There are those on Capitol Hill who say that Scott Brown is one of the nicest people that you can ever meet. If that is truly the case, why is it that he failed to denounce the RIDICULOUS actions of his staff immediately? Why did it take him a couple of days of being talked about and hammered in the media before he opened his mouth? Oh I am sorry, Scott Brown never really opened his mouth as he took the cowardly way out and issued a statement instead.

    The most amazing thing about the Brown verses Warren race is the fascination that Brown seems to have with Warren’s Native American heritage. It would appear that Brown is not equipped or qualified to discuss anything else, as his biggest attack in both debates has been her being a Cherokee. I don’t know what happened to any serious discussions about jobs or the housing crises or even health care in this country.  Scott Brown really needs to find something else to talk a-bout. Who cares whether or not Warren put down on an application that she was of Native American heritage?

    Look, the reality of it is that Scott Brown has a few skeletons in his own closet, and it would do him good not to start rattling the doors, because if the American public can overlook the fact that in 1982 he posed nude for a centerfold spread in Cosmopolitan Magazine, they could certainly accept the fact that Ms. Warren is proud of her heritage. After all isn’t the United States of America supposed to be the melting pot of diversity?

    Next in the Rundown, I have to take a few moments to talk about Todd Akin. It is hard to overlook the fact that just a few short weeks ago, prominent members of the Republican party were running away from this man like he was a carrier of the bubonic plague following his RUDICULOUSLY ignorant, misogynistic, and disgusting remarks about women and their apparent abilities, at least according to him anyway, to be able to somehow shut down their bodies in the instance of rape to avoid pregnancy.

    Now all of a sudden, it seems as though the powers to be in the Republican establishment have begun to rally around Akin once again now that they know for a fact that they are stuck with him, his crazy ideas, and all of the bat crap crazy things that come out of his mouth. Desperate and bewildered, the Republican establishment may be willing to forgive and forget just how much of an illinformed, I could care nothing about facts, or any of the laws that pertain to science jackass that A-kin is, but they are deluding themselves if they believe that women are just going to wake up one morning and forget that Akin believes that women who were victims of rape and ended up pregnant were not raped legitimately. That’s right folks. According to Akin if you become pregnant because you were unfortunate enough to be raped, you basically got pregnant because you asked for it, and hell, you must have enjoyed the experience because you did not shut your body down to avoid the pregnancy.

    Now one would think that being that Akin received a sort of a reprieve in regards to his bid to take out Claire McCaskill is concerned, that he would lay back and just try to coast his way through, but of course that is always too much to expect out of any village idiot. Now Akin is under fire because of the RIDICULOUS remarks that he made regarding the Lilly Ledbetter Act. When asked why he failed to vote for a law which would ensure that women received equal pay for work, Akin responded by saying, “I believe in free enterprise. I don’t think the government should be telling people what you pay and what you don’t pay.” If that didn’t just beat all, Akin continued with the following, “I think it’s about freedom,” Akin added. “If somebody wants to hire somebody and they agree on a salary, that’s fine, however it wants to work. So, the government sticking its nose into all kinds of things has gotten us into huge trouble.” What the Hell?

    Truly Akin is just about as far right as anyone can get, but surely he has to know that verbalizing the fact that he does not believe that women should be paid the same as their male counter-parts is not going to score him any points with the female population or forward thinking men for that matter. Akin is the absolutely worst example of what a real man ought to be, has an obvious disdain for women, and is the type of man who believes that a woman is only good for three things, keeping his house clean, satisfying his manly needs, and birthing babies.

    Akin is a pathetic specimen of manhood, and it would be an absolute travesty if he were sent back to Washington, D.C. I am sure that none of us will ever be able to figure out how it is that he got there in the first place.

    Hey we would love to hear from you here at the RUNDOWN, so please send your questions and comments to runningdowntheridiculous@gmail.com.


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