The GOP “Back to the Future” Convention
“Back to the Future” is a 1985 American science fiction adventure comedy film. “Back to the Future” well characterizes the platform, speeches, and luminaries of the GOP Convention that began with a hurricane and ended with an ever stiff an robotic speech by the no longer presumptive nominee Mitt Romney. In a speech that was billed as his chance to introduce his real human aspects to the American people, the moments, which are described in some press reports as being “highly emotional”, could more aptly be described as the deep feeling of an undertaker after his 400th funeral. If that was deeply emotional then Hallmark has no fear of a Bain takeover.
Dirty Hairy makes his day with an empty chair
Ok, who could not like Clint Eastwood. Some may even warm up to him even more easily than to Barack Obama. He did his little vaudeville act with an empty chair in which was seated an imaginary Barack Obama. “If someone isn’t doing a good job, you gotta let him go.” and the crowd of mostly wealthy and white delegates and guests loved it almost as much as they loved chanting out Clint’s most famous line from the movies in unison, “Make my day”, a catchphrase spoken by the character Harry Callahan from the 1983 film “Sudden Impact”. Clint sent us back to the future to scrape up an old iconic phrase to deliver to an empty chair – it would have really been cool if a hologram of Obama would have materialized. Maybe next convention.
As Clint spoke a line from a movie that was a smash during the Reagan Presidency, you could almost see Reagan himself and the way he would relish the moment, but he was missing for good reason, but then so were the two Bush Presidents. Neither of them appeared at the convention either, not even in an empty chair. Oh, the Gipper of days of yore would have loved the “back to the future” convention, almost as much he loved the original film as suggested in the quote:
But he “back to the future” theme of the convention is brought front and center from another Regean quote later in that speech:
|Now, Mr. Speaker, you know, I know, and the American people know the federal budget system is broken. It doesn’t work. Before we leave this city, let’s you and I work together to fix it. And then we can finally given the American people a balanced budget.|
How “back to the future” is that statement? The GOP should have displayed a running count meter on the number of times those words have been said.
Farther back with Ryan “Eddie” Munster
The Munsters was a series that aired at night once a week in black-and-white on the CBS Television Network from September 24, 1964 to May 12, 1966, for 70 episodes. The family, while decidedly odd, consider themselves fairly typical working-class Americans of the era. I guess this is to reflect how the GOP consider the people of the fairly typical working-class to be odd, regardless of makeup and costume.
Ryan attributes his success, if you can call it that, to the writings and philosophy of Any Rand (Supposedly no relation to Paul) as depicted in the fantasy novel “Atlas Shrugged”. The novel predates “The Munsters” by just six years, and to most people from Wisconsin and the Planet Earth, her atheistic and self-centered ideas are even more decidedly odd then the Munster Family.
So here comes the kicker. The people from Wisconsin who have been helplessly branded by this decidedly odd, dorky politician have taken notice, long ago, of his remarkable resemblance to a member of the 1960’s Munster family; Eddie the son of Herman and Lily.
Here is one more thing you cannot help but notice about Paul “Eddie” Ryan – his Adams Apple which is the big bump jutting out from the throats of most men that is really a part of the larynx or voice box. When boys go through puberty, hormones cause the larynx to grow rapidly, deepening their voices and causing the bulge to form. Girls’ voices also deepen with puberty, but since their larynxes don’t tend to grow as much, they don’t usually develop an “Eve’s apple.” Yet Ryan has an “adam’s apple” that appears to be – well, aroused, leading me to conjecture about this particular protrusion on the neck that is unique to men. Could this be where the anomosity-to-women gland is located? If so, it would explain his inability to understand the violence of rape as demonstrated by his will to force a woman to bear the product of such personal violence to term.(pictured above the Paul Ryan and Ayn Rand. Do they appear they could be mother and son?
The video below encompasses the “back to the future”, aroused “adam’s apple”, Ayn Rand myopic selfishness, of Paul Ryan and the platform of the Republican Party.