Cliff Notes: "How about this... next time you... get your health-plan covered Viagra, you submit to a catheter?"

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My dear friend and mentor, Cliff Schecter, has a weekly column; hence, because Cliff has given me permission to share his work with you, I’ll give you the latest edition of what I call Cliff Notes.

He skewers better than a chef at Smokey Joe’s BBQ. He has comedic insights that rival those of our mutual friend, the hilarious Lizz Winstead. He’s sharper than the point on Sarah Palin’s pin head.

Here are a few excerpts from his latest, with permission. Please read the whole thing, because he has way more than I’ve included here:

[T]hey can't really be trying to win. The thing about elections is that to win them you need voters willing to, you know, vote for you. And at the current rate the Republican Party is going, they may have to start resuscitating every dead white male since the Whiskey Rebellion to have any shot at winning outside of Utah, or a Gingrich-family-settled lunar colony. [...]

In Virginia, Governor Bob McDonnell signed both the insane Personhood Amendment and a bill passed by the state's legislature that will force many women to submit to an "invasive, transvaginal ultrasound before seeking an abortion".

How about this, Bob, next time you or your friends go and get your health-plan covered Viagra, you submit to a catheter? Deal, sport? [...]

Tied in with Republican attacks on social security and immigrants, the older white vote and Hispanic vote might pose some interesting challenges too. Luckily, like the female vote, I can't think of any states [Florida] where those voters [Nevada] might be important at all [Arizona] in the 2012 presidential election.

Cliff Schecter is the President of Libertas, LLC, a progressive public relations firm, and the author of the 2008 bestseller The Real McCain.

Follow Cliff Schecter on Twitter: @Cliffschecter

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