By RU Twisted
Ahh, election season is upon us, once again. Yes, I realize that it’s only March, but the campaigns are already kicking off all across the country as ambitious do-gooders try their best to gain the power needed to control your life from afar.
Because of this—and because of our dedication to bringing you the most relevant (and hilariously stupid) news regarding the political sphere—this will be the first installment of a series that aims to point out the silliest and most ridiculously-outrageous of political campaigning from around the country. Whether it be cheaply-made commercials that beg to be laughed at, blatant propaganda, or flat-out lies, the intent will be to showcase the worst of the worst that the election season has to offer, just to reassure you of how out-of-touch most politicians are.
Take, for example, this week’s first candidate. Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) is up for reelection. His challenger, Representative Tom Cotton (R-AR), is a Ranger qualified, former Infantry Officer who is a Veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan—qualifications that Sen. Pryor say give Cotton a “sense of entitlement” about serving in the Senate.
Yup. He said that. Out loud.
He then proceeded to bury himself even deeper into the stupid by claiming “that’s not how it works in Arkansas.” Perhaps not; Pryor is, after all, an expert on how things work in Arkansas because his daddy was both Governor and Senator from the same state.
I’m sure that didn’t give young Marky Mark a “sense of entitlement” at all.
He also stated that there are “a lot of people in the Senate that didn’t serve in the military,” as if to claim that this is proof of military service not being a helpful qualification for doing so. I wonder if he is smart enough to make the correlation between the disastrously low approval ratings of Congress and the lack of connection they have to the general public. This quote would indicate that he clearly does not.
You can watch the quote here:
That man you just saw is a United States Senator. Arguably one of the more powerful people in the country. And that’s how he feels.
Soak it in because it’s only going to get worse. Rest assured, this series will pull no punches for any political party or affiliation. If it’s stupid, we’ll point it out, and you can keep score at home of who’s winning.
Granted, we’re all losers in this race, as it is once again going to be a contest between a giant douche and a turd sandwich. So pull up a chair and hang on—it’s gonna get ugly.