If yesterday demonstrated anything to me, it's that the Republican Party apparently consists of a mind-numbing multitude of incompetents and parasites.
Firstly, there was Florida. In yesterday's nomination primaries, Rick Scott defeated veteran congressman Bill McCollum to become the GOP's candidate for the Governor's Office.
This neatly proves that slightly more than 50% of Florida Republicans are morons.
Rick Scott, as I've written about here, is a corrupt fraud who purposefully fleeced the Federal Government for billions of taxpayer's dollars as head of hospital conglomerate Columbia/HCA (a crime for which he was ousted and forced to pay over $1.7 billion in fines.)
In four short months, he's spent more on the primary race than any candidate in Florida's history - neatly eroding his claim to be a 'fiscal conservative' by buying the nomination.
I consider him to be one of the most dishonest, dislikable and despicable public figures in America today - and the fact that he's now representing Florida Republicans at the ballot says an awful lot about the character of the members of that party.
Next on the Republican shit-list is New Jersey's own ginormous Governor, his corpulence Chris Christie.
Having already poured a billion dollars down the drain with tax cuts for the top 2% of earners, his administration just lost out on an additional $400 billion dollars of federal educational funds by failing to fill in the paperwork correctly.
Yep, you heard right. When asked for information comparing New Jersey's 2008 and 2009 budgets, Chris Christie's administration instead submitted information comparing this year's budget with 2011.
This is a totally unacceptable, intern-level mistake. Sadly, it cost New Jersey's cash-strapped schools their share of $3.4 billion in federal funds (and that's after having already had their budgets cut by $800 million in one of Christie's so-called austerity measures.)
Remember, Christie's administrative team costs double that of former Governor Corzine's - so what sort of monkeys are our tax dollars paying for?
Christie has already proven himself to be a complete hypocrite (his lavish tax cuts for the super-rich, in addition to his bloated administration, neatly disprove his claims to be 'fiscally conservative') but now he's successfully proven that his team are incompetent as well. The fact that this man is in office would be laughable, if it wasn't so tragic.
There are sure to be more examples in the near future - but I find the two above frustrating enough. As a right-leaning moderate, I might have even considered supporting the Republicans in the November elections - or, at least, I would have done if they hadn't given two perfect examples of why they're unfit to govern.
Right-wingers complain that the Liberals and Democrats 'think they're so damn smart.' Well, in comparison to Republicans, perhaps they are!