Spaghetti and Meathead

From Salon:

Long-ago Sen. Rick Santorum is running for president, despite his “Google problem,” and fresh out of the gate he has already invited more mockery. His campaign website features the slogan, “Fighting to Make America America Again” (by which I think he means that America is not America when there’s a Muslim in charge).

As some liberals have noted, “Let America Be America Again” is the title of a poem by Langston Hughes, an avowed leftist who was probably gay. And the poem does not really reflect the Santorum agenda.

I’m thinking that politics might not be Rickyboy’s best career choice.Β  Maybe he can try cooking…


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Because Santorum is not a very good politician, he allowed himself to be “tripped up” by a student who asked him about how his campaign slogan was written by a gay, black, pro-union leftist poet:

…snip…

“No I had nothing to do with that,” Santorum said. “I didn’t know that. And the folks who worked on that slogan for me didn’t inform me that it came from that, if it in fact came from that.”

The student, whose name was not immediately available, was referring to the poem “Let America Be America Again.” When asked a short time later what the campaign slogan meant to him, Santorum said, “well, I’m not too sure that’s my campaign slogan, I think it’s on a web site.”

It was also printed on the campaign literature handed out before the speech.

Oh, Rick. Immediately disowning your campaign slogan, and denying it’s even your slogan, because some kid said it’s similar to something a liberal poet wrote? It is going to be a long campaign. (But not for you, because you will not do very well and will drop out early.)

Hear the poem being read by 95-year-old Lucy Davis at the Salon link.

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25 responses to “Spaghetti and Meathead

  1. elizabeth3hersh

    nonnie, you are an artistic genius. Not sure what the Santorum agenda is, but maybe it is best I don’t find out.

    • thank you, elizabeth! i like doing stuff like this, because i have to figure out how to make the letters so that they look like they match. it’s harder that it would appear, but it’s fun. πŸ™‚

  2. John Erickson

    Would you really want to eat something made by someone so clueless? Knowing this twerp, he’d reach for cyanide when he wanted cayenne pepper!

    • i would never eat anything made by chef boy-r-u-dum, but there are those that need to have something to wash down their gullets with all that kool-aid. πŸ˜‰

  3. He’s just another classic jack ass shit for brains Republican.
    That was easy to type! πŸ™‚

  4. citizenx

    Just to get this on the record, that is drool coming out of his mouth…..right?

    • i was waiting to see who would be the first to ask! πŸ˜† nice to see you over here again, citizenx! i don’t know what that is coming from his mouth, and i have no desire to find out. whatever it is, it’s icky! πŸ˜‰

  5. jean-philippe

    By now he must be crying on his bed asking his mom why people are always laughing at him.

    • he’s one of those arrogant pricks whom everyone hates, but he thinks he’s awesome. he reminds me, physically and mentally, of scott wanker walker. they could be brothers. nasty, ugly, stupid brothers who everyone wants to smack in the face repeatedly and endlessly. (disclaimer: i am not suggesting or promoting violence toward anyone)

  6. HA! Great one nonnie. You allways make me laugh. The title alone is a winner. Where do you get all of these great ideas? Hats off!

    • hey apples!! πŸ˜€

      glad you like the title, because i changed it at the last minute. i originally title it jerkaroni, but then i thought most people would think of rice-a-roni, not beefaroni, and it wouldn’t make much sense.

  7. rastamick

    Palin has directed her campaign staff to find out who wrote Let Reagan Be Reagan, you know just in case one of those gotcha media types rears their head.
    “Out of the rack and ruin of our gangster death,
    The rape and rot of graft, and stealth, and lies,
    We, the people, must redeem
    The land, the mines, the plants, the rivers.
    The mountains and the endless plain–
    All, all the stretch of these great green states–
    And make America again! ”
    Not sure the RNC is going to go far with all this EPA sounding talk in the final stanza either… can we call Palin and Bachman “Rack and Ruin ?”

    • when i think of princess palin’s campaign staff, i picture the cast of deliverance. “rack and ruin”– πŸ˜† that’ll look great on the campaign posters.

      p.s. nice to see you, mick! πŸ˜€

  8. You can’t even make up stuff like this.

    β€œwell, I’m not too sure that’s my campaign slogan, I think it’s on a web site.”

    Say buh bye Santorum, game over.

  9. Is that an ad for something with weenies in it? His drooling demeanor is kind of scary. You already knew I would make a remark about that, but since I come last..wait, that could be better expressed…maybe it’s just white stock…maybe hard sauce…or perhaps..a frothy mixture………….

  10. jeb

    He only takes credit for the meal if you like it. He’s not actually responsible for the ingredients. Man-on-dog gives me indigestion.

  11. Here is a guy who represented Pennsylvania by living in Virginia full-time. What country would he live in should he get elected President?

  12. I think I owe you one….. that Hughes poem is still so vibrant…. so great.

    “I am the poor white, fooled and pushed apart,
    I am the Negro bearing slavery’s scars.
    I am the red man driven from the land,
    I am the immigrant clutching the hope I seek–
    And finding only the same old stupid plan
    Of dog eat dog, of mighty crush the weak.”

    way back in the day…. I posted the whole poem…… it should be required reading for every goddam politician…… and voter.

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