The scorpions in Jesse Ventura’s Baja backyard must not be giving him enough attention, so a predictably surly Jesse Ventura is back in the news this week.
What shocking news does Jesse’s new book bring to the world? Jesse dislikes political parties.
This will come as an enormous surprise to Minnesotans, and readers of Ventura’s last four books. After all, Jesse has never said THAT before.
So, it’s easy to see how that revelation landed him on the front page of the Pioneer Press. Once again, Jesse has perfected the art of bashing the news media as a sure fire way of getting himself nearly unlimited news media coverage.
I haven’t read the book, Democrips and Rebloodlicans, but it sounds like a tour de force of false equivalency cop outs. All politicians and all parties (i.e. all non-Jesses) are equally guilty of fighting too much, like the street gangs the Crips and the Bloods, get it? This from a Governor who was so thin skinned that he was constantly at war with just about everyone in Minnesota, except for members of his Independence Party.
Until now. Seemingly the only news made in this book is that former Governor Ventura now is denouncing the Independence Party as well. Their unforgiveable sin? They seek contributions. In Jesse’s conspiracy-obsessed mind, this means that they are bought and paid for. This makes perfect sense. After all, Jesse has never sought to raise money for himself.
“We already have a two-headed monster. Why would we need a three-headed one?”
Jesse is also done with the Tea Party, because they are funded by corporations. But so far, he is okay with Occupy Wall Street protesters. After all, you have to save someone new to denounce…in the next book.
This is what the world looks like with Jesse Goggles on: Everyone is a monster, gangster, or jackal out to get him. That outlook of the world is many things — simplistic, delusional, and a cop out, among them.
But at this stage in Jesse’s career, there is one thing that such predictable ranting most assuredly is not. News.
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