It’s not true that Republicans don’t have a sense of humor.
It’s just not a sixth sense.
Consider Republican presidential hopeful Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, who told a crowd Monday that Hurricane Irene was God’s way of telling Washington to get its act together.
Later in the day she pulled a Mitt Romney and flip-flopped on her comment. She used the excuse that she was just joking about that God and Irene thing.
God talks to Bachmann, or so she claims. Either she’s not getting the joke, or he’s no Larry David.
Speaking of jokes, former GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney wasn’t kidding when he said that “career politicians got us into this mess.”
Let’s see, Mitt has been groomed for the presidency since he was 12. And he was governor of Massachusetts. Then he ran for Senate from that state. He lost. Then he ran for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008. He lost that, too. And he’s running for president now. What is he, a late bloomer?
Maybe, Mitt, it was the career millionaires who got us into this mess. They certainly haven’t helped. And they don’t spawn jobs. There is no trickle-down wealth in America.
Look for more unintentional humor when the GOP candidates debate on Sept. 7 at the Reagan Library —- or as it’s known to Fox News and its Republican presidential candidates, America’s Sistine Chapel.
They’ll be looking for divine intervention from their conservative deity. During the debate, see if you can figure out which candidate will evoke the Gipper’s name the most. The early money is on Bachmann, but don’t count out Mitt. Especially when money’s involved.
Ronald Reagan. The movie cowboy whose best acting performance was an eight-year stint on a TV series he called his presidency.
And Bachmann, Rick Perry and Romney are ready for their close-ups.
Bachmann can speak about Labor Day and cite that she’s the only one in the field of candidates who can fully understand labor pains.
Romney can use his equally bad attempt at humor and say, Speaking of Labor Day I’m unemployed and need a job. It’s tough not collecting a paycheck when you’re worth an estimated $190 million.
Perry can do his Duke Wayne and hollar that Obama released his jobs plan the day before and it’s equivalent to a Ponzi scheme. Then he could boast, I created more jobs in Texas than any other state in the union I suggested we secede from. Sure, the only line you need to remember when applying for these jobs is “You want fries with that?”
Speaking of performance artists, even if she isn’t a candidate by the time of the debate, Princess Photo-Op Palin will surely be in attendance. Lots of cameras and flash bulbs will be going off. And, hokey-smokes, someone else will be getting attention.
The Princess needs to make a decision soon. She may like her TV gig on Fox, but if a Republican does defeat Obama in 2012, there goes her act. What’s she going to do, speak in snarkiness from her bunker over at Fox and whine about Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid?
The candidate who will win the debate will be the one who gives the best performance on the stage.
The one who could deliver the best Reaganesque quip.
The media always looks for the best one-liner at a debate.
It better be funny, because, in essence, all of the candidates are there to let us in on the joke.
Because the more you hear from them the more you might be asking yourself, “Are they kidding?”
Funny thing is, they’re not.
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