So what. Did you know that President Clinton had oral sex outside of marriage? So there!
On the day that Mitt Romney formally announced his run for the presidency last year, he found himself competing with a stiff New Hampshire wind, which stood his hair on end and played havoc with his microphones. What blew in later was even more distracting: the red, white, and blue bus bearing Sarah Palin on her “One Nation” tour. Palin stole the headlines, and Romney’s buzz, that day (“Coincidence,” she said), and beyond. Through much of the summer, she hovered at the edge of the Republican primary campaign as a shadow candidate, once predicting that she could not only beat Romney, but President Obama, too, before finally declaring herself out of the race last fall.
But Palin continued to vex Romney’s candidacy, questioning his conservatism, encouraging the non-Romneys still in the race, and publicly cheering for the prospect of an open convention. Even after Romney clinched the race in late spring, Palin remained pointedly hesitant about the presumed Republican nominee. She has not yet extended to Romney her full endorsement, and, while she speaks animatedly of the urgency of defeating President Obama in November, her support for Romney derives from the fact that Romney meets Palin’s threshold qualification—as “anybody but Obama.”
Ok, anyone but Obama is good:
Mitt still hasn’t invited Sarah to the GOP’s nomination assembly in Tampa, and the Tea Party is livid. Peter J. Boyer on how the snub could sabotage Romney’s tenuous ties to the grassroots—and why Palin is keeping the week open, just in case.
Sarah: you can just keep waiting. Real Republicans don’t want to have to update their immunizations if people like you are welcomed! Now run along. Shoo.
Ok, here we have a smart, intellectual Republican who doesn’t seem to get it:
I was always way ahead of the curve. And my exposés primarily appeared in right-wing publications. Back when they were interested in serious research. I also founded a conservative college newspaper, held positions in the Reagan administration and at several conservative think tanks, and published five books that conservatives applauded. I’ve written for umpteen major conservative publications – National Review, the Weekly Standard, the Wall Street Journal and Forbes, among them.
But no longer. That was the old right. The last thing hysteria promoters want is calm, reasoned argument backed by facts. And I’m horrified that these people have co-opted the name “conservative” to scream their messages of hate and anger.
Extremism in the defense of nothing
Nothing the new right does is evidently outrageous enough to receive more than a peep of indignation from the new right. Heartland pulled its billboards because of funder withdrawals, not because any conservatives spoke up and said it had crossed a line.
Last month U.S. Rep. Allen West, a Florida Republican recently considered by some as vice-president material, insisted that there are “78 to 81” Democrats in Congress who are members of the Communist Party, again with little condemnation from the new right.
Mitt Romney took a question at a town hall meeting this month from a woman who insisted President Obama be “tried for treason,” without challenging, demurring from or even commenting on her assertion.
And then there’s the late Andrew Breitbart (assassinated on the orders of Obama, natch). A video from February shows him shrieking at peaceful protesters: “You’re freaks and animals! Stop raping people! Stop raping people! You freaks! You filthy freaks! You filthy, filthy, filthy raping, murdering freaks!” He went on for a minute-and-a-half like that. Speak not ill of the dead? Sen. Ted Kennedy’s body was barely cold when Breitbart labeled him “a big ass motherf@#$er,” a “duplicitous bastard” a “prick” and “a special pile of human excrement.”
The new right loved it!
The post goes on similarly.
You listen here Mr. Fumento: you know that much of what our allies say in public is nonsense. I know that much of what our allies say in public is nonsense.
But let me ask you this: DO YOU WANT OUR TAX BREAKS OR NOT????
If the answer is “yes”, then guess what: we aren’t going to get more of them, or even keep the ones we have, if we don’t get riff-raff like this to vote with us:
The people in the first photo and the person that owns the van are probably barely literate, and you want to win them over with data and logic? ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? Their eyes would merely glaze over…..just tell them that “Obama is an atheist-Kenyan-Muslim who supports gay marriage because that what atheist-Kenyan-Muslims do” and leave it at that. It isn’t as if this rabble will notice anything like a contradiction.
Tell them that Jesus cries every time the rich are denied a tax cut!
Tell them that Michelle Obama wants to take away their right to eat themselves to 350 pounds at the Golden Corral or at the local Chinese
Just ask yourself a question: how did Jon Huntsman do anyway? Where is David Frum???
There you go.
Win or go home, baby!!!!
So Santorum is going after Romney!
Oh wait…the ad says “Newt Gingrich”. Meh…”non-Romney”. Same difference.
I don’t want people thinking that I put on airs just because I am (almost) in the income bracket where President Barack HUSSEIN Obama wants to raise taxes. There are cold, hard facts to be faced:
1. I don’t get a new Lexus every year
2. I sometimes “rough it” by driving from place to place on our socialist Interstate Highway system. That means that I sometimes encounter
riff raff those of lesser economic and educational success levels, mostly at, ugh…rest stops. But hey, if one has to go, one has to go….the call of nature becomes more frequent for us middle aged males.
Then there are motel and hotel rooms. I try to stay “with my own kind” at such places, but the internet has cheapened some once more exclusive places….and when one overestimates one’s ability to keep driving; well, sometimes one will stay in a 50-60 dollar a night dive.
I did the latter last night only to see the bottom of what our society has to offer: there was this overweight woman in jeans and a spandex top….how many rolls of blubber could I count? Anyway she had a hideous dye job (hair) and was yelling white trash type stuff into her cell phone.
Eventually she and a companion walked off to find some Golden Corral type restaurant:
I shook my head sadly….it isn’t pretty.
Yes, “Sweetie”, you do look as bad as you think that you do:
These are the kind of people that we want to give our hard earned tax dollars to? Yuck!!!
Happily, many of these are still on our side…some even have stuff about our Kenyan atheist-Muslim president on their car’s bumpers (even if they don’t have mufflers that work).
So where being around these types makes me want to take an extra shower, I should salute and say “aye-aye sir” when I am told to take my clip-board to the local Wall-Mart and sign them up to vote in the Republican primary.
I had better take a whole bottle of hand sanitizer along…and make sure my immunizations are current too.
Oh yes…next time, fly first class, as usual.