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The Republican Freak Show – Roger Ingalls

Is it just me or do others view the 2012 Republican presidential candidates as a bunch of creepy clowns interviewing for a gig at a neighborhood carnival?

Looks at these freaks. I can’t believe this is the best the Republican Party has to offer. It’s an embarrassment not only to the nation’s right leaning folks but all people of this great country.

Newt Gingrich, really? The morals-trumpeting hypocrite went after President Clinton with impeachment for having an affair and it turns out Newt is an adulterer himself. Not to mention, he’s a Jabba the Hut look-alike.

The Godfather of pizza, Herman Cain, couldn’t find Libya on a map if a fourth-grader was pointing at it. He may have more out-of-court sexual harassment settlements than Sarah Jessica Parker has shoes. At least he’s smart enough to keep himself out of jail.

Rick Perry is the crazy cowboy Ronald Reagan always wanted to be. Visions of mass pray-ins at Texas-sized stadiums are dancing in my head. Rick can be seen waving the Bible in one hand and shooting a gun in the other while praying with his snake charming buddies (click for video).

My favorite sideshow is Michele “pray-out-the-gay” Bachmann. She can’t open her mouth without tripping over the fake American history that drools out. A fourth-grader should be hired to proof her speeches.

Herman Cain, Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann

Mitt Romney seems somewhat normal but he does more flip-flops than a trapeze artist in a three-ring tent. The conservative marketing machine – Fox News – doesn’t like Romney so he doesn’t have a chance. Maybe Rupert Murdock doesn’t like Mormons.


These clowns are freakish enough on their own but now there’s a ring master. Donald Trump is moderating a Republican debate in late December. Can this conservative carnival get any loonier?

I know this post sounds a little mean-spirited but let’s get serious; we need greatness in the Whitehouse not laughable personalities best suited for a 19th century traveling circus.

We deserve better.


Roger Ingalls is well traveled and has seen the good and bad of many foreign governments. He hopes his blogging will encourage readers to think more deeply about the American political system and its impact on US citizens and the international community.

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7 thoughts on “The Republican Freak Show – Roger Ingalls

  1. Roger, Thanks for my morning chuckle

  2. These people are definitely not presidential material,
    this is a side show!

  3. Roger, I’m really offended by this post. Your unmitigated gall and ego amaze me. How DARE you insult Jabba like this????

    All kidding aside (maybe), Jabba is the perfect Repugnantcan candidate: He’s strong on crime – those who break the law are fed to the thing that ACTUALLY looks like Newt Gingrinch (or Grinchgrin or whatever his name is) in the dungeon. Either that or you get frozen in black cherry frozen yogurt.

    Also, he has a sense of humor, as evidenced by the laughter of the weird little pet thing next to him.

    Plus, he’s not a wimp about eating meat – it doesn’t even need to be dead yet. I’m sure this would mean he would support our beef, pork, chicken, and scrawny little disgusting crawly thing industries.

    In addition, with those cool hovercraft of his, he’s obviously in favor of a strong defense. I’m sure he wouldn’t waste time arguing about how many times over he could blow up the planet. Who cares?

    He’s also not only heterosexual, but he has much better taste than Bill Clinton did. Ohhhh, Princess Leia… mmmmmm… Reps could forgive infidelity in this case for sure.

    Finally (oh, thank God), and most importantly, he has a strong father figure image. This is what the Reps want above all. Policies don’t really matter that much. Just mention God and “the” terrorists often and it will work.

    Jabba in 2012!

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