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Why would your wife make a good First Lady?

With all the problems facing the United States today it was such a comfort to turn on the CNN debate last night and to see Wolf Blitzer was the moderator, and what’s more to see him ask such valid, timely and thought provoking questions. My particular favorite was the question which came right after Rick Santorum complained about the nonsense questions being asked. And what was this question? Wolf wanted to know why the candidate’s wives would make a good first lady.

Riveting Wolf, riveting … did you fall out of the stupid tree and hit every branch on the way to the ground? A young woman who was unemployed with no health insurance had just minutes before asked the so-called candidates what they would do for her – of course none of them answered her question; I’ll bet she was waiting on pins and needles to find out the answer to that truly valid question.

I suddenly found myself wistfully wishing Michele Bachmann was still in the race.

Of course we got to hear all the wonderful qualifications of the candidate’s wives, how they’d raised hundreds of children while still finding time to establish world class music schools, baking cookies for orphans and working down at the USO Stage Door Canteen; and of all the husbands no one was more gushing over with praise than Newt for his current spouse (number 3), and former paramour, Callista.

All I could think was, “First Mistress anyone?”

I’m sorry, but Newt’s former concubine turned wife as First Lady?

I know, perhaps they could hire Heidi Fleiss to be her social secretary?

Enough of Newt pretending his concern about “family values” and how much he’s a devoted husband, and how his past indiscretions should be forgotten because he’s found religion and is now a good boy – at least as long as Callista stays healthy.

This isn’t only about Newt’s infidelity it’s also about a former staffer (Callista) being the Speaker’s mistress before he “made a proper woman out of her”. Both of their morals leave a great deal to be desired, and women who sleep their way to the top – sort of speak – are not called “First Lady,” a term which implies, well, first and foremost, that they’re a lady.

This isn’t “Pretty Woman” where the young call girl is turning tricks to survive and can be forgiven as she is introduced to the finer things in life and over time becomes a lady; this is about a Congressional staffer who graduated cum laude from college knowing exactly what she was doing when she became the modern day Madame de Pompadour to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the person second in line in succession to the President.

Yes sir, Newt and Callista, quite the poster couple for fidelity and family values.

One last thought on this happy couple; why is it Republicans have no issue with a former Speaker who was having not just one, but multiple affairs – in the capitol – with staffers, while serving in office as a “family values” conservative, but they pilloried – and continue to pillory – President Clinton for having an affair in the Oval Office, with a staffer? “It’s not about his affair, it’s that he lied about it” is what conservatives say when asked. Bunk; it’s about the double standard of the conservative Christian right, the “family values” party. I have a problem with someone who is, or who has been, an adulterer holding any public office because they’re untrustworthy; it’s as simple as that; wedding vows are an oath, a covenant every bit as binding as an oath of office. If a man can’t keep one oath why should he be trusted to keep the other?

Hypocrisy thy name is the Republican Tea Party; Newt was a dreadful Speaker he would make an equally horrendous President.

 
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Posted by on January 27, 2012 in 2012 Election

 

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And then there were six

Republican Tea Party (GOTP) never had a snow ball’s chance presidential hopeful Michele “Krazy” Bachman has ended her Quixotic bid for the White House; during a press conference Krazy said her last-place Iowa caucus was essentially the nail in her political coffin. Of course anyone with half a grain of common sense understood from the beginning that Bachmann never stood any chance whatsoever of winning the nomination much less the White House, she’s certifiable, and that finally caught up with her; the longer the race dragged on the more opportunities she had to let her Krazy shine through.

Of course with Bachmann gone, that leaves her supporters with only one logical choice in the continuing GOTP contest, and that choice is Ricky Santorum; the very same Ricky who’s trying to establish himself as the one clear conservative heavyweight in the GOTP race, as Mittens is not now, nor ever has been a conservative.

Santorum essentially tied with caucus winner Mitt Romney (the margin was eight votes) thus suddenly becoming the non-Romney contender for the presidential nomination. But will his rise be for real or merely the latest in a long list including Perry, Cain and Gingrich? Look for Santorum to begin to receive increased funding from the evangelical right, and to begin to draw attention to the stark political differences between Mittens and himself. Of course, odds are he’ll quickly implode now that he’ll be receiving the full media attention of a “front runner”.

As for Bachmann’s departure; at least we’ll all be spared her continually petulant whinny voice; but never-the-less we’ll miss her – to use Mitt’s word – zany antics. Good-bye Krazy, adieu, auf wiedersehen, farewell …

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2012 in 2012 Election

 

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I’m Not a Politician!?

Huffington Post is reporting that Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential doormat Michele “Krazy” Bachmann is repeating over and over again that she’s “not a politician”.

“I am not a politician. I am a real person. I don’t even know how to be a politician,” she said outside a high school in Grundy Center, Iowa, according to CNN.

“I’m not a politician, I’m just drawn that way,” her Toon Town alter ego declared.

Krazy – the “non-politician” – is in her third term in the U.S. House of Representatives and served in the Minnesota state Senate before that from 2001 to 2007.

She added, “That is why I am in trouble all the time in Washington, D.C., because I am constantly fighting the establishment in Washington, D.C.” She repeated the “not a politician” line at another campaign stop, writing it on a cafe wall.

Of course the fact she’s dumb as a stump, and makes completely off the wall comments has nothing to do with her being in trouble “all the time in Washington”.

Bachmann’s been done for months, and just keeps gasping on like a fish in a tidal pond slowly running out of water.

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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Mitt’s Brain Captain: “Oh joy, Christine O’Donnell endorsed us?”

Former Republican Tea Party (GOTO) Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell went on CNN to explain her recent decision to endorse Mitt Romney. The funny bit, as though there are never funny bits when she speaks, came when she gave Mittens a backhanded compliment shining a very bright light on one of the biggest issues conservatives have Mittens – he’s a flip-flopper.

“That’s one of the things that I like about him — because he’s been consistent since he changed his mind,” O’Donnell said in response to a question about continued criticism of Romney’s supposed flip-flopping. “I think that he’s humble enough to say ‘I don’t always have the right answers.’ And he’s open to other viewpoints and if it doesn’t betray his core convictions he’ll make the necessary changes.”

The former teen-aged witch attempted to make clear that her endorsement was personal and not on behalf of the Tea Party or any other political group, but said that she hoped her support for Romney might encourage Tea Party activists to give him a “second look.”

Wow, how can you top an endorsement like this one? An endorsement from a certified crazy woman who recently suffered (2010) one of the worse defeats in a United States senatorial race in our country’s history; only way to seemingly top this would be to garner Sarah Palin’s blessing as well, and eventually Michele Bachmann’s. Yep, Mittens is living in tall political cotton now.

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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Christmas miracle – 8 year old leaves Bachmann speechless

Plummeting like a stone Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential candidate Michele “Krazy” Bachmann was left speechless after an awkward encounter with a young activist named Elijah at a South Carolina book signing Huffington Post is reporting.

Krazy greeted the soft-spoken 8-year-old and his mother at a meet-and-greet event for her new book, “Core of Conviction: My Story,” which was released last month.

“My mommy — Miss Bachmann, my mommy’s gay but she doesn’t need fixing,” Elijah said to Bachmann, after some lighthearted coaxing. A dumbfounded Bachmann then reportedly shot the boy’s mother an icy look before the pair walked away.

Of course, the response from conservative talking heads will be, “How dare that woman put her child up to this!” Instead of, well, perhaps we in the GOTP should start separating Church and State the way the revered Founding Fathers always thought it should be. It’s always fun to watch conservatives bend themselves into apoplectic pretzels screaming about how Islam’s greatest desire is to force Sharia Law upon the west, but they have absolutely no problem with forcing their own form of Christian Evangelical Sharia Law on everyone. Discrimination is wrong, and the government shouldn’t be legislating morality – and especially not Michele Bachmann’s version of it.

 
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Posted by on December 6, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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Cain voters to go home to Bachmann?

Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential candidate Herman “Pizza Man” Cain has dropped out, and fellow GOTP hopeful Michele “Krazy” Bachmann has decided she deserves to inherit the support formerly given to him; why would they do that you might ask?

“A lot of Herman Cain supporters have been calling our office and they’ve been coming over to our side,” she said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I think they see my voice will be most reflective of his.”

Of course all polling numbers to the contrary. Cain’s campaign began unraveling in recent weeks as allegations of sexual misconduct became more numerous, capped with the revelation he’d allegedly been involved in an affair with a woman for the past 13 years; coupled with astonishing flubs and mistakes during interviews and it was over; but even as its been falling apart and his poll numbers have been dropping, there’s been no corresponding rise in Bachmann’s numbers. Let me say that again, there’s been no corresponding rise in Bachmann’s numbers; zero, zilch, nada …

Bachmann said Tea Party voters will ultimately “come home” to her campaign and boost her bid for president at the upcoming Iowa caucuses.

“When they find out I’m the candidate that stands the most for their values, that’s when they come home,” she said on CNN.

Really? Well, the latest Des Moines Register poll of likely voters, conducted 27 – 30 Nov 11, shows no indication of flocking as of yet, and they show absolutely no increase in Krazy’s numbers when compared with an Insider Advantage poll conducted at the beginning of the month. Bachmann’s polling percentage has remained pretty consistent at about 8% for the entire month, while Cain’s meteoric rise of 30% plummeted to 8%; and where’d his voters go? It appears the majority went to Newton Leroy Gingrich who rose from 12 to 25%, and to Ron Paul who rose from 9 to 18%.

So you keep on dreaming Michelle, you keep on having those “happy thoughts” of how Cain’s supporters will rally to your banner, and carry you on to victory; those and some fairy dust, and one day you’ll fly Peter Pan.

 
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Posted by on December 4, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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Krazy would close the U.S. embassy in Iran?

The Huffington Post is reporting Republican Tea Party (GOTP) plummeting political asteroid Michele “Krazy” Bachmann’s told supporters in Iowa of her plans for American diplomacy, claiming a Bachmann presidency would mean no U.S. embassy in Iran.

There’s only one big problem with her plans, the U.S. hasn’t actually had a functioning embassy in Iran since 1980.

Krazy’s always been an outspoken critic of Iran and earlier this month she actually urged the Pentagon to “prepare a war plan” in case of it acquiring a nuclear weapon. She later alleged that the Middle Eastern nation had threatened to launch nuclear warheads at the U.S. and Israel. PolitiFact quickly pointed out the fact her claim was, how can I say this? “False!”

So, sports fans, this is just one more example of how Bachmann really is as ignorant as she looks, and it proves she’s not now, nor ever will be, ready for prime time.

 
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Posted by on December 1, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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