On The Five last Wednesday (12/28/11), Greg Gutfeld opened the show with a juvenile comparison of the 2012 presidential campaign to middle school. He described President Obama as a “coddled coaster” and “Teacher’s Pet.”
Lost in the tussle of Republican candidates is the big question, which one can beat Obama? I see the campaign as middle school. You've got the jock, the nerd, and the outsider from another school versus the teacher's pet, Obama. He's the teacher's pet because he's the favorite among the media, protected because he is them, the perfect progressive at ease among academics and herbal tea.
So who's the best challenger? Well, the outsider's always cool. The loner pointing out how this school sucks. That's what Paul does. But just like outsiders what he offers is often scary, probably weird. The nerd (Newt Gingrich) is good. He’d make a great lab partner but you’ve gotta avoid him after class. One thing you can count on with nerds, they always study ‘cause they know they aren't the jock. Speaking of, there’s Mitt, with good looks and an easy way, you get the sense he hasn't had to study at all.
So what you're left with, really, is the notion that the only way to beat the teacher's pet is to expose him for the coddled coaster he is. Or maybe the best person to beat Obama is someone who does what he does – nothing. Mouth platitudes, keep the rhetoric soaring… It's a battle of hot air versus hot air… and Romney is the best hot air balloon captain of the Republicans that I see.
I will probably put all their names in a hat, then have a beer and put on the hat and forget I put the names in there.
Calling the President a teacher's pet? Sadly, people will take this seriously and use Gutfeld’s "editorial" as insight into the 2012 elections. This was one of the most ridiculous commentaries an election I've heard. Aunty Em may be right about the Five being the worst show on TV.
Explain why the media is covering the republican Iowa Caucus 24/7?