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GOP Laugh-Fest Coming Soon

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GOP Laugh-Fest Coming Soon


When Florida’s Republican 2012 presidential primary was moved up to Jan. 31, the reaction was mixed.

Some voters were glad to getting past it sooner than later. Others were dismayed that the holiday season would be polluted by vicious campaign commercials and distracting barnstorm visits from candidates.

Carl Hiaasen

Carl Hiaasen is an award-winning journalist, commentator, and novelist. Hiaasen has worked for the Miami Herald since 1976, and his writing focuses on environmental and corruption issues in his home state of Florida.

His latest book is Skink—No Surrender (2014).

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  1. BrianJ.Gould November 9, 2011

    First, thanks for your writings be they commentary or novel. You sense of humor aligns with mine in a glorious fashion. To me the most heinous thing there is is right wing communication..I can’t call it thought, that would grant it some value. Every nerve in my body screams rejection almost involuntarily at their “message”. However, persons like yourself and John Stewart who can take this outrageous horror and turn it into gut wrenching hilarity save me from having the overwhelming urge to slaughter those individuals and organizations that spew the right’s manifesto.

    All the republitards presidential hopeful’s are normally insane to us with minds that use reason to make decisions. But this time…even the woefully religious among the right can’t really swallow these contenders as meeting the criteria for lowest common denominator. they are below that. I find it disturbing though how the media in general still act as if this is a real campaign with a possibility of one of these deranged clowns actually able to defeat a man with impeccable credentials and a singular grasp of language (something none of the opponents can claim)

    I myself occasionally (read daily) ingest my measure of “passion” and find that OK. I don’t trust a man that don’t.

  2. HarpoSnarx November 13, 2011

    “2. I’ll be a terrific president.”

    Naw, don’t bite on this one. He was governor of my state for four hideous flip flopping years.

    Mitt’s air of inevitability for the Gooper nomination is exactly what they deserve, especially for their prideful part in mangling the Greatest Country Ever.

    This isn’t the first time Mitt’s air of inevitability was in the air. The last time was a year before he squidded out of town after one term sparing the voter’s from handling him his ass for the crap job he did in the corner office.

    I’m conflicted about Barry but not so much as to not recognize the very lesser of the evils. A Republican president at this stage is unthinkable. Plus that Bagger congress has got to GO.


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