Sunday, September 16, 2012

Red States, Blue Movies

Via Tengrain's place, we have a Think Progress piece that indicates that Mitt will be going after pornography if he wins the presidential election. As an aside, given Mitt's notorious flip-flopping, he probably has a stack of porn that can be seen from space.

If Mitt pursues this crusade against smut (and in the interests of full disclosure, the best smut on the internet can be found here), Mitt could possibly lose the conservative vote. Put bluntly, Red Staters do love their porn, with Utah residents widely reported the top consumers. Conservatives have long had a conflicted relationship with porn- in the 1980's, the regressive Meese Commission compiled its report on the dangers of pornography after viewing a staggering amount of porn, and infamous fundamentalist pastor Jimmy Swaggart had a high profile sex scandal.

Of course, this is not to say that Mitt himself likes porn. There's no evidence that he has cyber sister wives so he can engage in polygamy by proxy. There's absolutely no publicly available evidence that Mitt is a "brony", and no reason to believe that he blew off Rafalca's performance in London out of fear that the NBC cameras would catch him "clopping", rather than clapping. That being said, Mitt may claim to hate porn, but he sure loves that porn money. Mitt Romney sat on the board of the Marriott hotel chain (which makes millions of dollars off of pay-per-view porn) from 1992 to 2001. Mitt was even characterized as a "major pornographer" by a critic in his 2008 presidential bid. As is typical, Mitt takes an "I've got mine, screw you" approach to porn- he's made his porn money, but he wants to pull up the ladder behind him, leaving up-and-coming entreporneurs destitute.

One is also left to wonder whether retired porn star Jenna Jameson will reconsider her support of Romney, of if she also takes that "IGMSY" attitude toward up-and-coming performers.

This unsolicited hard-line attitude toward porn could represent another unforced error on the part of Romney. The GOP conservative base and the disaffected libertarian wing of the party seem to love their porn, let's see if they tell Mitt that he can take their porn when he pries it from their lubed, dead hands.

8 comments:

Smut Clyde said...
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Smut Clyde said...

Romney did not step down from the Marriott board until the beginning of 2011, when Marriott decided to cut down on its guests' porn access.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/nasty-taint-rachel-maddow-probes-mitt-romney-relationship-with-on-demand-porn/

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

The base will probably see it for the substanceless (sorry, S_McG) campaign rube bait that it is.
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Laura said...

I believe that any man that has access to a computer will, at some point, access porn on it. I'm not saying that all men are sitting in front of their computers 24/7 but I'd bet good money that they've all taken a peek.

Romney means well I'm sure. I'd be willing to bet he even thinks he's on some moral high ground. But as you pointed out... his hands are covered in jizz (whatever that is), just like the rest of us.

((hugs))
Laura

mikey said...

Y'know, for a party that claims their core policy agenda is to reduce government spending and the concomitant (damn - who knew that word had no double letters?) size and scope of government programs, they sure seem to want to do an awful lot of expanded things if they are given control of that government.

Why, one might almost think that the only real reduction in government outlays they desire are those that go to poor, brown and female type people...

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Romney did not step down from the Marriott board until the beginning of 2011, when Marriott decided to cut down on its guests' porn access.

I'll bet he left because of the "less porn" decision.

Romney did not step down from the Marriott board until the beginning of 2011, when Marriott decided to cut down on its guests' porn access.

But the real question is, what does David Gregory think? The answer is, whatever his paymasters tell him to.

I believe that any man that has access to a computer will, at some point, access porn on it. I'm not saying that all men are sitting in front of their computers 24/7 but I'd bet good money that they've all taken a peek.

The funny thing is, as I commented at Vacuumslayer's blog, everything is porn for guys:

Do you know what porn for men is? EVERYTHING!!!

J.C. Penny’s catalog? Porn. “My Little Pony” cartoot? Porn. Pamphlet from the zoo? Porn. Toshiba microwave oven owner’s manual… porn. This blog? Porn. This particular comment? Yeah, you got it, some guy somewhere will “rub one out” while reading it.


Why, one might almost think that the only real reduction in government outlays they desire are those that go to poor, brown and female type people...

Ain't that the truth, it's the "suck up, punch down" government.

vacuumslayer said...

Jenna Jameson's support of Mitt makes sense to me. Why should one plastic robot not support another?Seriously, there's not one part on her that's original. She's essentially a plastic doll/femmebot now. Ewwww.

paleotectonics said...

“My Little Pony” cartoot?

My dear gentleman, I am afraid I must needs make the claim that I do not recognize this practice. As a scientist, however, I am intrigued. Please sir, I must insist you go on. I shall retire to my barracks.