Yesterday's Iowa caucus show a clear, absolute view: the Republican party is screwed. Evangelicals voted for Santorum, proving once and for all that these idiots are the stupidest people on the planet. In which universe would this asshole make a good President? He's an anti-gun, pro-corporation, backward hick who thinks gay people are the devil and abortion should be illegal ALL the time regardless of the circumstances. This is the guy you want running the big show? Christ on a stick how dumb are you people? Then came the big business cock suckers with their love for Romney, our possible next corporate president. And then Ron Paul with the libertarians. A three way split for the heart of the party. Who will win the heart of the GOP for the next four years is anyone's guess, but this does not spell good things for the GOP.
Their vote is split with Ron Paul supporters feeling the most unloved and most likely to break away to form a third party. The evangelicals and big business will continue to fight, leaving the door open for four more years of Obama. Great.
On the plus side, Obama finally showed some balls and used a recess appointment to get someone to head up the long beleaguered Consumer Protection Agency that the GOP has been dragging their feet on for years. Republicans cried foul as the Senate was technically still in session, as the GOP would call the Senate into order for a few minutes at a time every few days to prevent this from happening. Never mind the fact the Bush did this all the time, including the posting of John Bolton as ambassador to the UN which pissed the democrats off immensely. That thing you feel in the butt, GOPers, is the teeth of this coming back to bite you in the ass. You constantly do things when in power and then proclaim shock, SHOCK, that the democrats would dare to do the same. Stop your whining already, losers.
While all this is going on, Iran has crossed the line for beligerence to absolute stupidity. This past week they closed the straits of Hormuz for a military drill that never happened, said they could do it at any time with ease and than told the US that any attempt to bring back warships into the Persian Gulf, after the USS Stennis left for routine reasons, would be considered an act of war. The world looked at the Iranians with amazement and basically told them to fuck off. The EU responded by passing a vote that would ban oil imports from Iran in all of Europe. The time table is still up in the air for this action but considering that countries like Greece and Italy voted for this (and they get a huge amount of oil from Iran) speaks volumes about how much they have had it with Iran's warlike stance and their chances at getting a nuclear bomb. Even Russia and China will have a hard time defending their actions and because of this, if we attack soon as I expect, the chances for a world war have diminished significantly. This is exactly how not to act when the world is already looking at you like a redheaded step child.
War is coming, sooner or later, and it will be bloody and have effects that will envelop us all. Let's hope the dumb train continues as Iran is getting more and more isolated all the time. Do you think we could exchange our religious dumb asses for Iranians who aren't? We could get all their smart, sane individuals, they get all of out retards and then we can bomb away with little regard for human life.
I can dream.