¿Cómo se dice: The fun is just beginning?

It’s the attack of the attack ads as Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich et. al. bring their merry little traveling road show to South Carolina. Want some grits? What’s a grit?

Gingrich has sounded downright Bolshevik in his broadsides against Romney and the latter’s role with Bain Capital. This comes, of course, after Gingrich complained of being “Romney-boated” and vowing not to campaign negatively.

The fun is just beginning though. You know more and more attack ads will come. Hell, the primary season has just started! Negative campaigning is as American as Apple pie, especially with Republicans. The historically, sleazy 1894 campaign between Republican James Blaine and Democrat Grover Cleveland is perhaps the best example of nasty politics with a near-modern media flair. Ah, history. You can’t live with it. You can’t beat it with a shovel.

One can only hope for a little moderation in the nastiness when, most likely Willard Mitt Romney, squares off with Barack Hussein (what an unfortunate name for the time, but he got elected didn’t he?) Obama. If it is Romney who is nominated, why he seems like a pretty genteel fellow and Obama is normally Mr. Cool. Unfortunately, there are no gloves to come off from all the PACs and other groups that can fill the campaign coffers as high as an elephant’s eye thanks to the dunderheaded Supremes who signed off onCitizens United v. Federal Election Commission.

¡Bienvenidos a los Estados Unidos!

Photo: U.S. Air Force

¡Ataque los anuncios de televisión, no! ¡Perros de ataque, sí! No. ¡Ataque los anuncios de televisión, si! ¡Perros de ataque, sí!

Ed. Some weird stuff going on with the finished product. Nevertheless, Spanish translation from Span¡shD!ct.