It used to be that after the President’s State of the Union address, the opposing party would offer a response.
But since 2011, the GOP has offered two responses to President Obama, the official Republican response and a Tea Party response. Because, you know, when you’ve got a Kenyan Muslim Socialist in the WH, one rebuttal can’t possibly be enough to deal with the horror.
This year, Sen. Mike Lee of Utah will do the Tea Party honors on January 28, following in the hallowed footsteps of Michelle Bachmann, Herman Cain, and Rand Paul.
The GOP hasn’t yet announced who gets their official gig. But whoever it is will not eat anything salty or spicy for 24 hours beforehand, having learned the lesson of Marco Rubio’s “Big Gulp” from last year.
So look forward to Crazy and Crazier, Dumb and Dumber.
When Rick Savonarola Santorum started talking about how birth control coverage in Obamacare would lead to the French Revolution and the guillotine here, some excused it as Rick getting a little carried away and going off-script.
People, this is the script. Speaking at a campaign dinner in Michigan tonight, Santorum said, “Once we throw God out of the equation…we ultimately end up at the guillotine. What makes America great is faith.”
And we were so relieved that the crazy people — Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain — were out of the race. Silly us.
Reince Preibus, head of the Republican National Committee, bizarrely said that Obama’s State of the Union reminded him of SaturdayNightLive. He must have meant Herman Cain’s Tea Party response, that was much more SNL. Maybe he got them confused because, you know, they’re both black.
Reince Preibus himself reminds me of an SNL parody of an RNC chair.
The Republican primary debates remind me of MontyPython‘s FlyingCircus.
President Obama is delivering his State of the Union address on Tuesday. Mitch Daniels will give the Republican response.
And then, Herman Cain will give the Tea Party response. Because, you know, having Michele Bachmann give a response separate from Paul Ryan’s official Republican response last year worked out so well.
But maybe I should change my headline to YEEEEEEEEEEES! After all, I don’t have to watch Cain, and I won’t. And the Republican establishment can‘t be happy about this. That lying idiot Cain will only help Obama.
I do know that all the original participants in the Boston Tea Party are rolling in their graves.