Seriously, what’s up with the crowds at these GOP presidential debates?
At the Reagan Library debate in California, attendees memorably broke into a spontaneous round of applause in support of Rick Perry’s record on the death penalty. At last week’s debate in Tampa, a handful of audience members cheered the prospect of a man without health insurance being left to die. And on Thursday in Orlando, a chorus of boos erupted when a gay Army veteran asked former Sen. Rick Santorum if he should still be allowed to serve the country in Iraq.
vruz: huh… they’re fucking fascists? that’s what’s been happening for the last 10 years or so. right wing extremism among a vocal crowd, politicians trying to look more or less moderate and presidential to capture a few more conservative votes, whilst nodding in code to the bloodthirsty crowd who are looking for a complicit wink to satisfy their barbaric lust. unfortunately for the candidates, I think few in their sane minds can interpret these displays of unbridled fascism is anything but a total reversal and inversion of american values. it remains to be seen how many sane minds remain in the electorate.