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Wait – I thought you guys *LOVED* Darwin…?

So, according to da pundits, we’re going to hear a lot of trash talk from Obama about Romney being a social Darwinist.

Social Darwinism is apparently the idea that if granny can’t support herself, she should do us all a favor and starve already. Turns out, nobody has ever believed in this idea except Ebeneezer Scrooge and maybe Ayn Rand hopped up on goofballs. But they’re going with it as a campaign theme.

Which is awesome. Awesome, awesome, awesomely incompetent. Anybody at this moment who has the slightest effing idea what social Darwinism is already a firm believer in one side or the other.

The whole rest of America is going to be, like, “Darwin? Wasn’t he that evolution guy? So Romney is big into evolution? Is that a Mormon thing? Doesn’t Obama believe in evolution?” As slogans go – FAIL.

Speaking of social Darwinism…when did we decide our leaders shouldn’t be rich guys? Aren’t successful American men the very tippy-top of the Terran food chain? Is that what they’re campaiging against – x-treme competence? Good luck with that!


Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: April 17, 2012, 11:35 pm

The commitment of the left to Darwin is sporadic at best. When a whale gets trapped in ice, or a species of gnats is going to be wiped out (they think), suddenly survival of the fittest doesn’t apply.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: April 17, 2012, 11:40 pm

Darwinism should never apply to potential democrat voters. Or tiny lizards out in Fumbuck, Texas that can’t avoid the oilfield trucks. Everything that can be done, should be done to save people and things that are too stupid to survive without the “help” of Big Government, uh, the safety net.

And, they can’t campaign for competence. They don’t have any.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: April 18, 2012, 12:12 am

Personally, I see it as the Social Darwin Awards on the Republican side vs INTENSE Social Vampirism. And I’m not talking about that cutsy sparkly type Vampirism that has teeney-bopper Twi-hards creaming their undies when they see pictures of Edward Cullen. I’m talking about freaky mutant vampire from Blade 2 vampirism at work here on the Democrat side.

Remember, you only get a Darwin Award for removing yourself from the Gene pool by doing something mind-shatteringly stupid, before passing your genes to the next generation.

Come to think of it, I think that cheering on OWS in this category is highly warranted.

Comment from Nina
Time: April 18, 2012, 12:15 am

When all there is handy is a sea of straws to grasp, guess what you’re gonna grasp?

Comment from Deborah
Time: April 18, 2012, 12:19 am

Remember when Gerald Ford chose Nelson Rockefeller to be the vice-president? Congress demanded to know what Rockefeller’s net worth was, and after six months the accountants still couldn’t figure out how much dough the old boy had. Boy I loved that. It was in the billion dollar range, but there were too many bunny trails to find all of it. It made the Democrats wild.

Comment from orabidoo
Time: April 18, 2012, 1:17 am

I am quite certain that in the glorious bygone years of Chuck Darwin nobody needed to spell out the “stand-your-ground” laws. Surrounded on all sides by Simian-Americans with monkeyshines on their minds, all hopped up on treacly fructose tea and skillets, the sense of decorum and probity would be quickly restored by the very presence of the hefty reassuring grip of .577 Webley break-top revolver.

Not many people in America can tell the difference between Charles Darwin and Frank Drebin.

Comment from Oceania
Time: April 18, 2012, 1:24 am

I believe that you will suffer devolution – from Radiation. How much of this stuff can you Americans breath in, eat and drink before you die?

Comment from AliceH
Time: April 18, 2012, 2:30 am

It is beyond my ability to imagine how they will sustain this throw-the-spaghetti-see-what-sticks campaign approach for almost 7 more months.

Comment from Oceania
Time: April 18, 2012, 2:51 am

Evolution? The only smart genes that Obama has were inherited from his Jewish – namely more white – mother.
The sub human knuckle dragging genes … well … you can take the man out of Africa – but you can’t take Africa out of the man.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: April 18, 2012, 2:51 am

I have started day dreaming about a one minute commercial for Romney (or rather against 0bama) in which Nancy Pelosi film clips feature prominently: her support for the OWS Gang, her “gotta pass it to read it”, and others. Follow with any 2 or 3 Crazy Uncle Joe quotes. Next 0bama’s old campaign quip about wanting gas prices to go up. Then ” the police acted foolishly” Finally Michelle “For the first time in my life, I’m proud of America”. Finish with a quick montage of 0bama bows, snap,snap,snap. Possibly followed by a Nork rocket launching.

Not sure you’d even need a punchline at the end.

Comment from Mike James
Time: April 18, 2012, 3:00 am

Oceania, if the problem that Obama’s critics have with him is his ideology, your attempts to–what, prick our conscience? mock our perceived racism?–falls a bit flat.

Because you’ve dragged out that tired “sub-human knuckle dragging” thing at least one hundred times.

On the other hand, yeah, I could see him campaigning against x-treme competence–go with what’s worked for you so far, I say.

Comment from Mike C.
Time: April 18, 2012, 9:45 am

“Social Darwinism” – one of the most famous expressions of classical scientism and a sure sign you’re being subjected to bullshit.

Comment from SDN
Time: April 18, 2012, 10:02 am

Mike James, if the problem Obama’s critics had was with his ideology, we wouldn’t have Mitt Romney, whose actual governing record is Clorox dipped Obama, as GOP nominee.

Romney 2012: Because white chocolate is less fattening than dark.

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: April 18, 2012, 10:32 am

It’s sort of nice being deprived of my usual news sources and locked out of my blog. We went to White Horse Temple yesterday, and Dragon Gate today.

The local beer continues to not suck, but there’s a fair amount of hangover in it.

Downside: A neighbor REALLY likes the tune ‘Music Box Dancer.’ Really.

How did that whole Trayvon Martin thing shake out?

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: April 18, 2012, 11:59 am

Shaolin Temple tommorrow! Yesss!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 18, 2012, 12:18 pm

Still shaking, Bob. Zimmerman got arrested and is still in lockup. They hope to bail him, but the judge has been asked to recuse herself on account of…her husband has some connection to the case, I forget what.

This will end painfully, no matter what.

Now, don’t go picking fights with any of those bad-ass monks, m’kay?

Comment from orabidoo
Time: April 18, 2012, 2:03 pm

Bob Mulroney, since you are in the land of omnivorous chinamen, somehow it made it known here in Occupied States that our unprecedented lightworking Comrade Bababoonga in his younger incarnation indulged in dog meat (tough), snake fillet (tougher) and grasshoppers (crunchy). His Majesty did not describe a taste of boiled Christian missionary straight from cauldron.
No wonder he was so changed that now he has to feed his tranny companion the choicest cuts of Wagyu beef, in grape soda remoulade and with watermelon pimpernelettes.

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: April 18, 2012, 10:35 pm

No pups or kitties for me. Donkey is on the menu here shortly.

Sweas, you have to sign an agreement that you won’t disparage the monks or the temple in any way.

Comment from Snafu07
Time: April 19, 2012, 2:17 am

Who is John Galt?

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