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Paul condemns ‘assassinating’ al-Awlaki?

Wow, what a surprise, NBC News is reporting Republican Tea Party (GOTP) Looney Toon Ron Paul has “aggressively criticized President Obama today for al-Awlaki’s death”.

“No I don’t think that’s a good way to deal with our problems,” Paul reportedly said. “He was born here, Al-Awlaki was born here, he is an American citizen. He was never tried or charged for any crimes. No one knows if he killed anybody. We know he might have been associated with the underwear bomber. But if the American people accept this blindly and casually that we now have an accepted practice of the president assassinating people who he thinks are bad guys, I think it’s sad.

“I think what would people … have said about Timothy McVeigh? We didn’t assassinate him, who certainly he had done it. Went and put through the courts then executed him. To start assassinating American citizens without charges, we should think very seriously about this.”

OK, first, Earth to Ron, don’t be such a moron; you – as a so-called “doctor” – blithely went on and on at a recent GOTP debate that it would be OK for an American to die because of a lack of health insurance, but you’re upset when a known terrorist leader is killed without a single American casualty, and no boots on the ground. You can’t have it both ways Dr. Paul, either we send U.S. troops around the world invading countries like Yemen or we remove the murderers with drone strikes. Take your pick; or we can just hunker down with our heads in the sand like you would like.

Second, Timothy McVeigh wasn’t hiding out in a foreign country directing terror and murder; he committed the act here, and he was captured here; if Awlaki had been foolish enough to ever return to either the United States or an allied nation, we would have gladly arrested him; but he didn’t.

Third, he – Awlaki – decided to side with the enemies of the United States, and at that moment he gave up his citizenship and his rights protected thereby.

It’s time you –Dr. Paul – cared a little more about your fellow American’s healthcare, infrastructure, economy and environment and a little less about the “rights” of a two-bit thug terrorist; and while you’re at it quit wasting everyone’s time with this farce of a presidential campaign.

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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Musings on the Death of a Terrorist

According to the New York Times, American officials have announced that “a missile fired from an American drone aircraft in Yemen on Friday killed Anwar al-Awlaki, the radical American-born cleric who was a leading figure in Al Qaeda’s affiliate there.”

Of course there have been outcries of how President Obama ignored the Constitutional liberties of an American citizen in ordering Awlaki’s death, and how any American can now be killed by the President if he claims they’re a terrorist, and how hypocritical Democrats are for pointing out the GOTP audience cheering the announcement of 234 people executed, or the cheering of a hypothetical patient allowed to die with no health insurance, but that no one is batting an eye about Awlaki’s death.

Oh please, this is not someone killed based on hearsay, or on bogus intel – like what was used by the Bush/Cheney administration to start the war in Iraq – he is a well documented terrorist thug who has killed Americans and would have continued to do so; and while I agree we should not celebrate anyone’s death, especially when Awlaki’s “reward” will not be what he had hoped for, he is one more threat removed and there will be few tears shed at his passing by me. I feel sorry for him, but not because he was taken out, because of how he chose to waste his life on murder and terror.

He chose to fight against his country and was killed as a combatant in the war he had chosen to conduct – while he may have been born here, by his actions he had shown he was not an American citizen, and had denounced his claim to be such, and his protection under the Constitution – if I was the C-in-C I would not place American soldier’s lives at risk to arrest him, I would have given the same order the President gave in 2009.

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2011 in War on Terror

 

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Latest 2012 Presidential Polls (28 Sep 11 Edition)

Wow, who would have ever thunk it?

A new FOX News poll shows how fickle either the GOTP is or how fickle FOX PAC is; suddenly Mittens Romney has come roaring back to the forefront when just a month ago Reverend Ricky Perry was pulling away in a FOX News poll. The current FOX News poll shows:

Romney 23, Perry 19, Herman “Pizza Man” Cain 17, Newter Gingrich 11, Ronny Paul 6, Jon Huntsman 4, Michele “Krazy” Bachmann and Ricky Santorum 3…

So, suddenly we have a new race with Mittens once again in the lead, stealing past Perry and barely leading – of all people – Herman Cain? Newt is hanging in the middle of the pack while Paul begins to slip and Huntsman begins a slow climb out of the cellar surpassing Bachmann as she slides to the bottom steps with Santorum.

No change to the last Iowa Caucus Poll – Rasmussen Reports dated 31 Aug 11 – Perry holds first place with 29; Bachmann moves to 18, Mitt 17; Paul 14; Cain 4, Santorum 4, Huntsman 3 and Gingrich 2…

In New Hampshire poll – Rasmussen Reports dated 21 Sep 11: Mittens 39; Rev Ricky 18; Paul 13; Huntsman 7; Krazy 5; Cain and Gingrich 4…

According to the FOX News poll if the general election were held today:

President Obama 45/Romney 42

President Obama 47/Perry 39

Unfortunately for everyone else in the GOTP race FOX PAC doesn’t think they matter … but, just so no one feels bad – or almost no one – I’ll leave the old poling up for the other six, from the latest CNN/Opinion Research:

President Obama 51/Paul 47

President Obama 54/Bachmann 42

President Obama 58/ Palin 37

These are the other guys that no respectable polling firm cares about any longer:

President Obama /Cain

President Obama /Gingrich

President Obama/Huntsman

President Obama /Santorum

Now, if the GOTP nomination circus – and the general election – had both ended today, Mittens would now be the GOTP candidate, and he would have lost by three (3) points to President Obama.

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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President Obama gave Israel Bunker-Busters?

So, the President who supposedly hates Israel, and who all the conservatives have claimed is willing to sell out Israel turns out to be the President who in late 2009, transferred 55 bunker-buster 5,000 pound bombs to Israel putting them in the perfect position to take out Iran’s buried nuclear facilities; or perhaps to target Hezbollah’s buried bunkers in Lebanon at their earliest convenience.

As it turns out, Israel had requested the deep-penetrating bombs from the Bush administration, but according to reports Bush wimped out, evidently afraid the Israelis would use the bombs to – of all things – attack Iran. So, Republican Bush refused to help Israel, but Democrat Obama does.

Ever since he was elected, conservative talking heads have claimed President Obama was pro-Palestine, but last week the President led the charge in the United Nations (UN) to deny the creation of a Palestinian state, and now it turns out he gave Israel the capability to defend itself in the event Iran continues its nuclear program.

So, now it’s time for the talking heads – and the whiny GOTP presidential hopefuls – to shut their pie holes when it comes to the President’s stance on Israel; while Bush equivocated Obama acted.

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2011 in Israel

 

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Latest 2012 Presidential Polls (26 Sep 11 Edition)

The first day of fall has passed, and the 2012 Republican Tea Party (GOTP) race for the White House, and who will eventually rise to the top of the heap, is becoming a more anticipated event than the arrival of the Great Pumpkin.

According to a CNN/Opinion Research poll conducted between 23 – 25 September, Reverend Ricky Perry is maintaining his lead over Mittens and the other out casts. If it all ended today Ricky would be the GOTP nominee:

Perry 28, Mittens Romney 21, Newt Gingrich 10, Ron Paul 7, Sarah “Ice Queen” Palin 7, Herman “Pizza Man” Cain 7, Michele “Krazy” Bachmann 4, Ricky Santorum 3 and Jon Huntsman 1…

Reverend Ricky’s lead over Mittens appears to be widening this week in spite of a dismal performance in last week’s debate; Newter has suddenly come roaring back, and Paul and Palin round out the middle of the sandwich along with Cain; Krazy has dropped to a mere blip on the political radar while Santorum and Huntsman continue to trail dismally behind, and Gary Johnson is nowhere to be seen or heard from, and hopefully he’s done.

There’s been no new polling in Iowa, but Rasmussen Reports has some new data from New Hampshire; according to the latest polls numbers available:

In Iowa – according to Rasmussen Reports – Perry holds first place with 29; Bachmann moves to 18, Mitt 17; Paul 14; Cain 4, Santorum 4, Huntsman 3 and Gingrich 2…

In New Hampshire – Rasmussen Reports: Mitt 39; Rev Ricky 18; Paul 13; Huntsman 7; Krazy 5; Cain and Gingrich 4…

According to a new CNN/Opinion Research poll, if the general election were held today:

President Obama 51/Perry 46

Others in the CNN/Opinion Research:

President Obama 49/Romney 48

President Obama 51/Paul 47

President Obama 54/Bachmann 42

President Obama 58/ Palin 37

According to these latest poll numbers no one really cares about these guys:

President Obama /Cain

President Obama /Gingrich

President Obama/Huntsman

President Obama /Santorum

So, if the GOTP nomination circus – and the general election – had both ended this week, Reverend Ricky would be the GOTP candidate, and he would have lost by as much as five (5) points to President Obama.

While Romney would be the best pick for the GOTP, it’s not clear if that will ever happen at this point in political time. For now, Perry is still the bright shining object in the eyes of the adoring Tea Party.

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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Bachmann says GOTP nominee must be true conservative, just like her?

According to the Associated Press (AP), former Republican Tea Party (GOTP) darling Michele “Krazy” Bachmann is reportedly dismissing concerns about the strength of her campaign and told supporters she alone has the best conservative credentials to be president.

“I’ve got the complete skill set to do this job,” she told a huge crowd of roughly 35 people in a half-full Cedar Rapids, Iowa hotel ballroom on a dreary rainy day.

Wow, a whole 35 people?! That’s incredible; however did you manage such a huge crowd, especially with the rain and all?!

“This message has to be driven home by conservatives: We can’t settle. We can’t settle. We have to have a candidate who has it all,” she said. “Who is a fiscal conservative, and I am. Who is a national security – peace through strength conservative – like Ronald Reagan was. And I am. And we have to have someone who is a social conservative, who believes in the family. And I do. And we need a tea party conservative, and I am.”

“And we need someone who is not entirely all there. And I am not entirely all there,” her Brain Captain threw in for good measure.

Krazy suggested some of her GOTP opponents couldn’t be trusted to repeal Obama’s health care law – aka Mittens Romney; and the rest didn’t understand foreign policy as well as she does and some were compromised because they’d done favors for political donors – aka Reverend Perry.

And some didn’t understand how hard it was to push through high heal induced migraines, or how hard it was to be submissive to their husbands; or how hard it was not to know American history.

Bachmann thanked the people for showing up and tried to justify the dismally light attendance.

“I know it was short notice,” she said, “it’s in the middle of the day, everyone’s at work, it’s a rainy day, there’s a lot of places you can be.”

Her Brain Captain continued the thought, “And I know there’s lots to do in Cedar Rapids, like watching the grass grow or the paint drying, and I am just so doggone happy and thrilled you gave up those events to come listen to me try to continue to justify my pitiful existence as a presidential hopeful.”

According to the AP, Krazy shook nearly every hand in the room and signed autographs.

Wow, she shook nearly all 35 hands?! That’s incredible; however did she manage to get around to nearly everyone in the room?! It must have taken minutes!

Krazy strongly dismissed suggestions her campaign was floundering, saying voters would pick the nominee, not the news media. And she said she believes she is “positioned perfectly right now” to compete for the nomination because conservatives are looking for someone with her fiery message and record of opposing Obama.

And this ship is entirely capable of making it all the way to New York in spite of that huge gaping hole running along her side.

She’s certifiable; she’s completely 100% certifiable; there’s no way – NO WAY – she’s ever going to win the nomination. She hasn’t had a snow ball’s chance since day 1 and she hasn’t got a snow ball’s chance now. The only good thing about her continued candidacy is that she’s providing the comic relief – watching her campaigning is like watching Lucille Ball or Mary Tyler Moore on crack.

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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Tea Party Audience Boos American Soldier?

The Huffington Post is reporting that President Obama took aim at Republicans yesterday while speaking at a fundraiser in Silicon Valley, sharing his reaction to the audience at a recent GOP presidential debate booing a gay soldier who had asked a question about “don’t ask, don’t tell.”

“You’ve got audiences cheering at the prospect of somebody dying because they don’t have health care and booing a service member in Iraq because they’re gay.”

“That’s not reflective of who we are,” the President said. “This is a choice about the fundamental direction of our country. 2008 was an important direction. 2012 is a more important election.”

During the Fox News/Google GOP debate last week, Stephen Hill, a gay soldier in Iraq, said he had to “lie about who [he] was” to serve in the military up until the recent repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” In his recorded question, he asked the GOP presidential hopefuls if they would work to walk back the recent change in policy. When the question was presented to the candidates participating in the event, several members of the uber-conservative white bread Christian Tea Party audience booed loudly, and then cheered very loudly when Ricky Santorum said he’s repeal the recent over turning of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell by the Obama Administration.

This is what the GOTP is; they hate the elderly and disabled who live off of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid; they hate illegal aliens who supposedly take away jobs from white Americans; and most of all they hate homosexuals and lesbians, that’s why they booed an American soldier serving in harm’s way. They – the Bible thumping, Constitution loving, conservatives booed an American soldier. Why should that surprise anyone? They cheered the news of 234 executions in Texas; they jeered the reference to a hypothetical patient dying with no health insurance, and now they boo an American soldier. They’re hypocrites. They’re not Americans, and they’re not Christians.

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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