By now you have heard of the programming glitch in MarcoBOT RubiOS during the republican "debates" on Saturday in which he repeated repeatedly the same lines from his canned stump speech despite being challenged by Christie to answer the question instead of regurgitating canned lines.
And today he did it again https://goo.gl/kOKF7W
. My (PPKFP) guess is that some flag variable is not being updated in a conditional loop in the central program.
However in today's Op-Ed Professor Krugman makes the terrific point that the whole republican party is stuck in an endless loop of #Idiocracy
and that MarcoBOT RubiOS is a mere symptom of a much greater Plague:
"The truth is that the whole G.O.P. seems stuck in a time loop, saying and doing the same things over and over. And unlike Bill Murray’s character in the movie “Groundhog Day,” Republicans show no sign of learning anything from experience.
Think about the doctrines every Republican politician now needs to endorse, on pain of excommunication.
First, there’s the ritual denunciation of Obamacare as a terrible, very bad, no good, job-killing law. Did I mention that it kills jobs? Strange to say, this line hasn’t changed at all despite the fact that we’ve gained 5.7 million private-sector jobs since January 2014, which is when the Affordable Care Act went into full effect.
Then there’s the assertion that taxing the rich has terrible effects on economic growth, and conversely that tax cuts at the top can be counted on to produce an economic miracle. [...]
Meanwhile, on foreign policy the required G.O.P. position has become one of utter confidence in the effectiveness of military force. How did that work in Iraq? Never mind: The only reason anybody in the world fails to do exactly what America wants must be because our leadership is lily-livered if not treasonous. And diplomacy, no matter how successful, is denounced as appeasement."
How does such #Ignorance
and Corrupt #Lyin
arise in continuous playback and endless repeat? Is Fox News to blame? Or is it the fault of the latest MarcoBOT 2016 paid for and programmed by the Koch bros and Sheldon Adelson? Or is it the gullible #Ignorance
of the republican party base?
Yes that is correct:
"So how did this happen to the G.O.P.? In a direct sense, I suspect that it has a lot to do with Foxification, the way Republican primary voters live in a media bubble into which awkward facts can’t penetrate. But there must be deeper causes behind the creation of that bubble.
Whatever the ultimate reason, however, the point is that while Mr. Rubio did indeed make a fool of himself on Saturday, he wasn’t the only person on that stage spouting canned talking points that are divorced from reality.
They all were, even if the other candidates managed to avoid repeating themselves word for word."
is the republican party and the programming glitch in MarcoBOT is only a symptom of this larger and more pernicious threat. We already know how to deal with some solitary replicant that has been sent back in time to destroy civilization. Defeating the Racism/Islamophobia/Homophobia/Misogny/Bigotry of the republican party is the more urgent priority for us.