Republican Walk of Shame…
Posted November 11, 2015on:
Good morning Widdershins.
It could be Marco Rubio saying:
Welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders and less philosophers.
This was a great line by Rubio, the youngest video star from the Mario Brothers’ fame, but it’s totally off base. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median wage of welders is $37,420. The median wage for philosophy teachers is $63,630. I can see why Republicans would rather have fewer philosophers — people who study laudable societal and personal goals of what we should strive to be.
Or it could be the statement that seems to be a favorite “fluffing statistic” at these debates. It is always guaranteed to make conservatives have to sit five minutes longer until their nether tingling passes. During the last debate Rubio used it, but last night Jeb! used it:
We have to recognize that small businesses right now, more of them are closing than are being set up.
This is stale statistic derived from a Brookings Institution report tracking data between 2008 and 2011. More recent data shows the trend changing in 2012 and in the past two years, business starts began to exceed business deaths.
We also must recognize that it’s [Syria] a very complex place. You know, the Chinese are there, as well as the Russians, and you have all kinds of factions there.
Chinese in Syria? Really? Not according to any news report, not according to the military, and not according to the Chinese. So if there are Chinese in Syria, count it as a remarkable dietary leap because Sweet and Sour Pork must have been reclassified as halal.
It might have even occurred during the kids’ table debate where Gov. Huckabuck said:
We’ve lost five million manufacturing jobs just since the year 2000.
Just like any snake oil salesman, Huckabuck gets the “tip of the fact” correct, but didn’t mention it was during the tenure of George W. Bush that almost 5 million manufacturing jobs were lost. Since the darkest days of the Great Recession (another Dubya production) manufacturing has made a recovery under Obama.
It goes without saying, if Hillary had made any of these mistakes, it would have occupied the news cycle for a week and spurred three Congressional inquiries. Let’s not dwell on the negative though, what are your nominees for last night’s best lines?
3. Piyush Jindal telling Chris Christie he was going to give him a ribbon and a juice box.
2. Mike Huckabuck admitting his wife Janet yells at him so he has to fire Janet Yellin.
And my number 1 was when Forrest Trump bragged about his relationship with Putin since they both appeared on 60 Minutes on the same night. His brag was, “We were stablemates…” This was my favorite of the evening because thoroughbred trainers often put jackasses in barns as stablemates. I’ll let you decide which is which in this instance.
Share your favorite lines or take the conversation in an entirely different direction. Your call.
Have a great Wednesday.
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