If I Prayed, I’d Pray for This

In the buildup to the 2012 election, I was fervently hoping to see Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and other wingnuts in the presidential race. They did not disappoint, of course, giving me endless entertainment. So all I have to say about this is please. Please, please, please, please, please.

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About Ed Brayton

After spending several years touring the country as a stand up comedian, Ed Brayton tired of explaining his jokes to small groups of dazed illiterates and turned to writing as the most common outlet for the voices in his head. He has appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show and the Thom Hartmann Show, and is almost certain that he is the only person ever to make fun of Chuck Norris on C-SPAN.

  • http://anexerciseinfutility.blogspot.com tommykey

    Last fall, I saw a truck with a Palin/Bachmann 2012 bumpersticker on it.

  • http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    He’d make a great president. For every problem his solution would be “hold it down and give it a mock execution”. I mean, c’mon, what problem can’t be solved with a nice war crime?

  • http://dododreams.blogspot.com/ John Pieret

    And if you are a very good boy, maybe God will make Herman Cain his running mate.

  • Mr Ed

    I’d pay money to watch Hillary eviscerate in s debate

  • eric

    I don’t even want to think about election advertisements right now. Could be PTSD, or just the equivalent of too much turkey. Either way, I’m looking for a nice long respite.

  • Stacey C.

    @John Pieret #3 No, No, No! Alan Keyes!!

  • steve84

    Frothy Mix is already contemplating giving it another try

  • http://criticallyskeptic-dckitty.blogspot.com Katherine Lorraine, Chaton de la Mort

    No no no. That’s only Allen West for Resident. Not President.

  • Shin

    The country isn’t served by one mediocre reasonable party always going up against 1 batshit crazy party. Actual debate over real ideas to help solve our problems is what’s needed.

    Sadly, doesn’t look we’ll be getting that any time soon.

  • MikeMa

    The list of delusion wingnuts who aspire to the presidency is long and horrifying. Most are so far out on the right fringe that you used to not even see them in decent society. Allen West just adds his name to that growing list of undistinguished clods.

  • Artor

    I have a prediction to make. If Palin & Bachmann run as the Crazy Wingnut Ladies for Prez in 2016, they will use BTO’s “Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” for their campaign music without asking BTO or their record company for the rights. After they drop a few million on TV & radio spots, the band will come out and demand that they stop. Don’t forget the Bachmann-Palin Overdrive bumper stickers.

    Any bets? Ed? Anyone?

  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    Randy Bachmann is a Mormon, so it’s hard to say who he might actuallhy support. Of course being a Canadian it wouldn’t matter much.

  • thebookofdave

    Ooh, looks like you’re invoking another extension of Voltaire’s Prayer. Is there room for one more in your prayer circle?

  • dan4

    @12: I really don’t understand your “Mormon individual=hard to say who that individual will support for President” equation. Would you care to elaborate?

  • grumpyoldfart

    One day one of those crazy guys will gain the Presidency. Then what?

  • matty1

    Notice how the start of the sign is obscured by a thumb? In fact it is a notice from a secure facility for wingnuts and is on the door of West’s room “Allan West Resident”, the 2016 refers to the earliest date doctors expect to have made any progress by.

  • Nick Gotts (formerly KG)


    The country isn’t served by one mediocre reasonable party always going up against 1 batshit crazy party.

    A situation that

    has already played out in the UK!