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New Clown Driving GOP Clown Car

By The Reverend Published: November 15, 2011

I give the new 2011 teevee comedy series 4 stars for it's sharp, though often unintended, humor.

What teevee comedy series?

The GOP primary campaign.

I'm talking about some exceptionally funny stuff. It seems as if the Republican Party has decided this year that each and every candidate in the primary automatically receives a complimentary voucher guaranteeing that they get to drive the Clown Car for a spell.

Perhaps Rick Santorum, Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman (the Democrat in the race) will be left out in the end and be forced to ride in the back with the also-ran Clowns for the duration of the GOP primary....but so far, the GOP voters have rotated their Clown Car drivers with shrewd regularity.

Over the last couple of weeks, the Hermanator has been driving the Clown Car. Herman took the driving job away from (what's the 3rd agency I would close?) Rick Perry, who, had previously taken the driver's seat from (let's emulate China) Michele. Now, Herman has been charged with driving the Clown Car while trying to grope passengers and so he was forced to pull over and let someone else drive the Clowns around.

I know it may come as a surprise...but GOP supporters have actually handed the keys to the Clown Car over to Newt Gingrich.

Newt Gingrich. See what I mean about the comedy series? It just doesn't get any funnier than that.

The most recent PPP poll of likely GOP voters shows Gingrich up 13 percentage points in the past month, in the lead at 28 percent. The same poll puts Mr. Cain – who is down five points compared with a month ago – in second at 25 percent, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in third at 18 percent. All the other candidates are in the low single digits.

Mr. Gingrich entered the GOP primaries with the same intentions of Herman Cain. Both Clowns were looking to sell books. Herman Cain, for example, spent 10 days in October on book tour stops that had nothing to do with his nomination for president. GOP primary debates and public appearances, as far as these two Clowns are concerned, is the smartest way to advertise their Clown wares.....reinforce their Clown brands, as it were. Neither have any aspirations to be president...but both have high aspirations about fleecing more money from unknowing followers.

To illustrate the Clownishness of Newt Gingrich driving the Clown Car, I would direct you to this clip from a couple of debates ago. The important part starts at approximately the 3 minute mark. In the exchange between Mitt Romney and Newt tell me if Romney didn't deliver a knockout punch to the opportunistic Newt Clown......

Summarizing the exchange: Newt attacks Romney's Massachusetts health care mandate. Romney responds that he got the idea from Gingrich. Gingrich says that isn't true. Romney asks Newt if he agrees with the Heritage Foundation take on the individual mandate and Newt says yes. Romney calmly enjoys his tiny victory over Gingrich with a wry smile and Newt looks down at his lectern sheepishly.

If that's the best Newt has to offer up against the Moderate Mormon Clown, his turn at the Clown Car wheel will be short lived.

That's how easy it is to knock the Clowns after another, just like throwing softballs at dummies lined up in a carnival game. But at least, from the looks of things, each GOP Clown candidate is getting their turn at driving the Clown Car, so that's real nice.

However, please don't make the mistake of confusing Newt Gingrich, Opportunistic Clown, with a serious candidate for the GOP nomination.....because he isn't, and even Clown Newt knows that. But Newt's book sales will probably increase a job well done, I'd say.

Yes, I get it.....self-radicalized fringe voters who now make up about half of the GOP primary vote have a bad taste in their mouths over the Mormon Clown, Mitt Romney, a politician who still believes in the ancient dark art of compromise. The extremists driving the Republican Party will eventually come around and accept the heathen ex-Governor just as long as a bonafide Winger Clown is his VP running mate....but for now, the Clown Car Chinese Fire Drill goes on.

And seriously now, I am enjoying the heck out of these funny Clowns. They're hilarious.

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