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Latest 2016 Presidential Polls – 20 April 2015 Edition

The 2016 Presidential Election season rolls on, and the Republican Tea Party (GOTP) clown car spins and swerves from one fantastic tale to another while former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton is driving her “Scooby Mobile” into New Hampshire this week.

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Where are things in these early moments of the 2016 campaign?

Nationally, a CNN/ORC poll of voters describing themselves as “republicans” or “independents who lean republican” conducted 16-19 April 2015, has former Florida Governor Jeb Bush leading the group of GOTP candidates and likely candidates. Jeb Bush 17%, Scott Walker 12%, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio 11%, Mike Huckabee 9%, Ted Cruz 7%, Ben Carson and Chris Christie 4%, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum 3%, while Bobby Jindal and John Kasich 2%.

On the Democratic side, a CNN/ORC poll of voters describing themselves as “Democrat” or “independents who lean Democrat” conducted 16-19 April 2015, has Clinton in a commanding lead of undeclared candidates with 69%, followed by Joe Biden 11%, Bernie Sanders 5%, Jim Webb 3% Martin O’Malley at 1%.

How do things stack up if the General Election was today? The same CNN/ORC poll has Hillary Clinton beating all GOTP comers by double digits.

Clinton 55/Rubio 41

Clinton 56/Bush 39

Clinton 58/Paul 39

Clinton 58/Christie 39

Clinton 59/Walker 37

Clinton 58/Huckabee 37

Clinton 60/Cruz 36

Clinton 60/Carson 36

According to recent polling data available, if the election was today Hillary Clinton would be the 45th President of the United States, and the others would be footnotes in history books.

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Posted by on April 20, 2015 in 2016 Election

 

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Rand Paul begins top secret investigation into imaginary IRS memo

According to news reports, Republican Tea Party (GOTP) Senator Rand Paul (KY) has claimed the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had a “written policy” saying agency officials were “targeting people who were opposed to the president.”

“And when that comes forward, we need to know who wrote the policy and who approved the policy,” the Senator told CNN.

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When asked for details, the junior Kentucky senator revealed he actually had no evidence of this memo, and he’d only “heard” about it. Of course, I’m not sure the voices in your head actually count in Congressional hearings as evidence or even leads.

“Well, we keep hearing the reports and we have several specifically worded items saying who was being targeted. In fact, one of the bullet points says those who are critical of the president,” Paul said. “So I don’t know if that comes from a policy, but that’s what’s being reported in the press and reported orally. I haven’t seen a policy statement, but I think we need to see that.”

The Senator’s Brain Captain later confirmed Paul’s been conducting a very hush-hush “in depth” investigation with the White Rabbit and Godzilla, and that they’re going to get to the bottom of all this.

With all due respect the very junior Senator from Kentucky is an idiot who’s trying to make a name for himself with the uber-right to position himself for 2016; please run Senator Rand, please run.

 
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Posted by on May 20, 2013 in IRS

 

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Congress to cut SNAP?

According to the Associated Press (AP), the Republican Tea Party (GOTP) controlled House Agriculture Committee’s beginning to throw together a farm bill cutting $2.5 billion in food aid, because feeding the poor has become “too expensive”.

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The proposed legislation would cut roughly 3 percent from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), achieving the cuts by eliminating “broad-based categorical eligibility,” or automatic food stamp benefits when people sign up for other programs, which more than 47 million people used last year, or about 1 in 7 Americans; because of the additional numbers needing help the cost has more than doubled since 2008 due in a large part to the economic downturn caused by the disastrous economic policies of the Bush/Cheney presidency.

God fearing Christian Conservative members of Congress have repeatedly attacked the President for daring to care for the poor by expanding SNAP, and many of those same white bread House members are refusing to consider a farm bill without cuts to food stamps. Clearly they don’t read the parts of the Bible where Christ said things like, “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

“For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

“I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

“Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

“Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.”

Funny how conservatives repeatedly thump their Bibles when opposing same-sex marriage, which by-the-way isn’t mentioned anywhere in all of scripture, but then conveniently forget about their Bibles when making cuts to programs helping the poor.

 
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Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Budget Cuts

 

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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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Perry Has the Best Economic Record?

The Associated Press (AP) is reporting that Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential hopeful the “Reverend” Rick Perry is claiming to have “the best economic record and executive experience in government of any Republican presidential candidate”, contrasting his credentials with those of his top two rivals, Mitt “Mittens or Flopsy Mopsy” Romney and Michele “Krazy” Bachmann.

“I respect all the other candidates in the field but there is no one that can stand toe-to-toe with us,” Perry said during in an interview at the start of his first full day campaigning in the leadoff caucus state of Iowa.

Is there some reason Rev. Perry is talking about himself in the third person? If he doesn’t like something does he proclaim, “We are not amused”?

The “Reverend” said if he were elected he would put in place a six-month moratorium on federal business regulations that he claims are holding back job growth nationally.

Yes that’s code for he’ll order government agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency to look the other way while his masters (big business) do whatever they please. It also means banks and stock market executives will be able to speculate to their heart’s content, and to hell with the economy, and that troublesome things like the federal minimum wage are strangling job creation. In Perry’s America you’ll be paid whatever the boss decides and you’ll like or lump it.

If Perry was such a Zen Master when it come s to job creation, then why does Texas have an 8.2 unemployment rate? It can’t be the President’s fault because there are other states like North Dakota and Nebraska which have unemployment rates of 3.2 and 4.1 respectively.

On his biggest rival – “Mittens” Romney – Rev said, “There’s plenty of time to look at his four years in Massachusetts and my 10 years in Texas.”

Mittens has spent a lot time talking about his “decades in the business world”, including his time as an executive at Bain Capital, a venture capital firm he founded; though not so strangely he’s running away from his record as governor; so, in essence he’s running with a platform that a business man – even one who inherited his fortune and then used it buying up other companies, chopping those companies into little pieces and selling them off to the highest bidder, putting thousands of Americans out of work – trying to sell himself as the strongest candidate on the economy. He’s being challenged however on his reputation as a governor by former Utah Governor – and fellow GOTP and Mormon – Jon Huntsman for Massachusetts’ ranking 47th in terms of job growth, while Utah ranked No. 1.

Perry – for now – is avoiding any direct assaults on Romney directly, saying: “Trying to compare the job creation and the numbers of jobs with any other state is just not an apples-to-apples comparison.”

He has said however that – as someone who has worked in government for 27 years – being a business executive is not the only way to create jobs.

“I was in the private sector for 13 years after I left the Air Force,” Perry told reporters at the state fair when asked whether private sector experience trumps. “I wasn’t on Wall Street. I wasn’t working at Bain Capital. But the principles of the free market, they work whether you’re in a farm field in Iowa or whether you’re on Wall Street.”

Perry said that the more than 1 million jobs added to the rolls in Texas in his 10 years as governor make him the strongest choice for GOTP voters on their top priority. Of course what Reverend Perry failed to mention was that Texas has posted the largest 10-year upswing in federal, state and local government jobs, adding 286,800 positions, according to an On Numbers study of employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A total of 1,601,200 Texans held government jobs in April 2001, a figure that grew to 1,888,000 by last month.

Looks like we’ve got another Texas governor running for the White House whose past experience shows an inclination to grow the size of government not shrink it; another Texas governor under whom his state’s unemployment rate rise under his tenure instead of fall; another Texas governor under whom his state has created record deficits and whose state is $27 billion short of the money needed to continue current state services; another Texas governor under whom his state has imposed draconian cuts to Medicaid cut tuition aid to 43,000 low-income students and is weighing $10 billion in cuts to the state’s education system; another Texas governor under whom companies have received massive tax incentives to move to Texas; companies whose officers or investors are major Perry campaign donors and who Perry has allowed to keep their subsidies in many cases even when they fail to deliver promised jobs; another Texas governor under whom per capita income growth was the eighth slowest of any state in the country between 1998 and 2008.

Perry is spinning Texas size yarns about his economic abilities as a chief executive, and while Tea Party faithful may be dazzled by his tall tales; it remains to be seen if the general GOTP population will accept his version of the truth, or if the general American electorate is prepared to back another swaggering Texan.

 
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Posted by on August 16, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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And Then There Were Nine – If You Count Palin?

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu …

Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty isn’t hoping anymore; after placing a very distant third in the Iowa Straw Poll Timmy has thrown in the towel.

As a former “two-term governor of a blue state,” Pawlenty felt his track record of working across the aisle would be a plus, but in today’s Tea Partista dominated conservative world, working with the enemy isn’t something to be admired, and he paid dearly for it, especially after fellow Minnesotan Tea Partista darling Michelle “Krazy” Bachmann joined the race.

One of the highlights of Timmy’s race came during the GOTP debate on 11 Aug 11 at Iowa State University when he went after Krazy’s record and accomplishments on stage after Fox News anchor Chris Wallace asked, “Is she unqualified, or is she just leading you in the polls?”

Timmy should have answered, “Well, yes she’s unqualified and she’s leading me in the polls, is the Tea Party choc-full-a-nuts or what?”

So, here we say good-bye to the first of our noble band; here we bid adieu to our first fallen political comrade; farewell sweet prince … farewell … you have provided us with a great deal of entertainment and you shall be missed … 😉

 
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Posted by on August 15, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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Perry invites nation’s governors to Texas style prayer day?

So, Texas Republican/Tea Party (GOTP) Governor Rick Perry has invited the nation’s governors to join him in a prayer day to seek God’s guidance to deal with the problems facing America. But, wait a minute, I thought he just wanted to secede and be president of the Second Republic of Texas? Or is this one of those stunts to get the far right wing faction of the party to think he’s one of them?

The day for prayer and fasting is planned for 6 August 11 in Houston and is sponsored by the American Family Association, a Christian advocacy group which describes its mission to “inform, equip, and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture, and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission”. The organization’s website says the event is intended to be a non-denominational, apolitical, Christian prayer service.

Since Perry’s invitation comes on the heels of his announcement that he is considering a run for president should Americans see issues here regarding the constitutional separation of Church and State?

Perry is a strong advocate of the far right Christian conservative wing of the GOTP, and has attended numerous Christian events as governor, and was one of the earliest politicians to embrace the Tea Party’s sometimes questionable rhetoric.

“Given the trials that beset our nation and world, from the global economic downturn to natural disasters, the lingering danger of terrorism and continued debasement of our culture, I believe it is time to convene the leaders from each of our United States in a day of prayer and fasting, like that described in the book of Joel,” Perry said in a statement.

Titled, “The Response,” the event is scheduled to take place at Reliant Stadium. On the website dedicated to the event, organizers said “America is in the midst of a historic crisis.”

OK, “response” to what, or to who?

In his invitation to the other 49 governors, Perry has urged them to also proclaim Aug. 6 a day to pray for “unity and righteousness.”

“We simply want to humbly ask our creator to intervene on behalf of our people and nation, and ask for His blessing and healing power to transform our lives,” he said in the letter.

The AFA said Perry had come up with the idea for the event back in December, way before he had said he was considering a bid for the White House.

“This is not a political event,” said Eric Bearse, a spokesman for the AFA. “This is about gathering people together—men and women of faith—to simply pray for the country.”

Yeah it’s not in any way a political event, it’s just the brain child of a GOTP Governor who is being recruited by the likes of Rush Limbaugh to run for the presidency, but it’s not a political event. OK, sure it isn’t.

 
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Posted by on July 9, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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