Tampa, FL—The Republican Convention is set to go, but the weather is turning ugly in Tampa and so is the rhetoric. The GOP is honing its policies and positions into one focused, laser-like-beam of bad ideas. Majority Leader John Boehner said, “Never mind the weather, we have so many bad ideas we may need a bigger venue to fit them all anyway.”
When asked about Todd Akin’s ban after his controversial rape remarks, Boehner said, “Look, a lot of us have the same views. It’s not about the dumb ideas themselves—we embrace that shit. For example have you seen Paul Ryan’s budget proposal?—but we support only bad ideas that win elections, not ones that lose them.”
Mitt Romney immediately distanced himself from Boehner’s remarks. “I don’t think bad ideas are the way forward,” said Romney. “Having ‘no ideas’ is the approach that resonates with real America. Being completely devoid of any viable position whatsoever is the way to go. If we open our mouths, we’re toast. In fact, I plan on missing all the Obama debates by contracting some type of botchalism.”
Romney later corrected his statement, “I meant botulism, but I haven’t decided between that or West Nile Papyrus.”
Saying something stupid, but getting a bounce in the polls, is fine with the GOP, but if you lose support with said dumb idea then it’s hast la vista baby. On a related note, former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is also banned from attending the GOP Convention.
“We really don’t want anyone attending from California at all,” said Romney, “unless it’s Nancy Pelosi in piñata form.”