Right-Wing Machismo: Fake or Myth?

Here is the transcript of a spot-on observation by Bill Maher from his HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher (if you are an HBO subscriber, you can see the video). The original posting is at  the Daily Kos.

Bill Maher Takes Apart the Right-Wing’s Fake Machismo

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Last night, Bill Maher delivered a great New Rule about what Republicans confuse for manliness.

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Inflame the base

Here’s a scary thought:

Mitt Romney’s Last-Ditch Strategy: Inflame the Base
by Michael Tomasky Sep 16, 2012 4:45 AM EDT

They keep piling on. You’d think Mitt Romney and team would have stopped with the foreign-policy attacks— if not because of the political costs, then at least because real, living Americans are now under very serious threat in a number of Middle Eastern cities. But no. Instead they keep at it, with Paul Ryan and old “Blackjack” Bennett pressing ever onward at the Values Voter Summit on Friday. Do they think they’re “winning” this? The longer they keep at this, the more they’re heading into dangerous territory indeed, because the only way they can win this argument is for something horrible to happen overseas, which will set them up to say we told you so.

The implication is that Romney will accept an international crisis, like the Iran Hostage debacle that sunk the Carter administration, or the bloody attack on Americans abroad and the possibility of another foreign war with more and more dead bodies, all to win the election. Is that sick or what?

Still, it makes me wonder about Romney’s hidden agenda or perhaps more importantly, the truth behind the conservative Republican desperation in this election.

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