With the exit of Tim Pawlenty from the Republican 2012 primary race this weekend, I would just like to say that I'm glad this is the last time we're going to hear this type of completely disrespectful trash talk about President Obama from man who decided the best way to get a leg up in that primary was to try to out-wingnut his fellow Minnesotan, Michele Bachmann.
During the speeches the day before the final vote in the Ames Straw Poll that led to him dropping out of the 2012 primary race, Pawlenty decided to once again compare President Obama to a "manure spreader in a windstorm."
I've got some issues with President Obama's policies as well, but I have a lot of trouble listening to someone who governed his state the way Pawlenty did and this type of just pure hyperbolic name calling. You want to argue substance on governing policies, go argue them. This type of nonsense reminds me more of what you'd hear from Rush Limbaugh and right wing radio than what you should hear from someone who is expected to be taken seriously as a presidential candidate.
Republicans would work themselves into a lather if anyone dared to say anything negative about George W. Bush for running our country into the ground, but now it's apparently alright to say the President of the United States is throwing s**t into the wind, and that's somehow acceptable as what passes for a political debate in this country. This is the second time Pawlenty has made this same type of statement and we didn't hear a peep from our corporate media the first time he did it. Now that he's out of the race, I suspect it's less likely they'll bring it up this week after he did it again.
Pawlenty along with the lot of them did a whole lot of name calling during these speeches they gave during this straw poll in Iowa. What they did not give us were solutions to what's ailing our country other than more of their same tired policies... tax cuts for the rich, get rid of regulations, let the "free market" prevail, repeal "Obama-Care" and oh by the way, nothing that's gone wrong over the last thirty or forty years is our fault or the fault of conservative governance. All of our problems with the economy and jobs started when President Obama took office.
I'd say good luck to them selling that to average voters out there, were it not for the fact that our corporate media will help them put a positive spin on their talking points and they surely won't point out to viewers that the trickle-down economic policies they're still touting as credible have already been proven to be failed policies.
And on a final note to Pawlenty exiting this race, don't let the door hit you in the ass. The media kept painting this guy as some sort of "centrist" but he's just as far to the right of the rest of them running, which frankly scares the hell out of me.