Growing up in the late sixties and early seventies, it was nothing for elementary school children in St.Thomas to indulge in a Monday morning debate over what they saw on “60 Minutes” the night before. Those same kids engaged in passionate assessment of gubernatorial elections as well. We learned very early that politics was a blood sport to be engaged in by only the heartiest of men and women.
If you pulled a West Indian aside and asked them to assess American politics, most would tell you that American politicians are nothing but wusses. Most Americans would try to argue that we are wrong, but if you want proof of how sissified American politicians are, look no further than the punk-ass reactions the GOP candidates for president have been providing to yesterday’s front page of The New York Daily News.
Candidates like lukewarm libertarian Rand Paul have been going bat shit over the cover, claiming The Daily News is showing no respect for how people are expressing their feelings regarding the shooting in San Bernardino. My first takeaway from his bitching is that he misses the point. Watching Paul Ryan crossing himself and sending up a Hail Mary is not leadership or policy. It’s punting the issue.
The second takeaway is how ridiculous these punks would look trying to negotiate with Vladimir Putin or Angela Merkel. If this is how you react to a newspaper front page, how are you going to react if Mr. Putin tells you to go fuck off or Mrs. Merkel tells you that she’s going to support the European Central Bank’s attempts to further devalue its currency while giving you the finger?
Compounding the ridiculousness is the willingness of 50% of the country to support these crybaby asswipes who all claim that they can lead…..
….. the irony….