By tmcbpatriot | March 13, 2012 | No Comments
Live blogging over at at The Reaction Blog for tonight’s Alabama, Mississippi Republican primaries. It’s a hoot! Check it out!! Happening right now!
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By tmcbpatriot | March 13, 2012 | No Comments
By tmcbpatriot | March 11, 2012 | 1 Comment
Hi! It’s me, Ann Romney! How are you all doing out there in bloggerland? I don’t go on the computer much, I have to admit. Tagg showed me how to “log on”, as he called it. I am so square. My family makes fun of me.
So I decided to try this blogging thing after I heard about Kathy Limbaugh doing it. Can you believe all the problems her and her husband Rush have been having? Poor Rush. The message was clear enough, but my husband Mitt and I agree that Rush should have used a different choice of words. I asked Mitt if he would talk to Rush about it and he said he would. I think he called him a few times, but Rush hasn’t returned his call yet. Turns out, Rush is not an easy person to reach.
Anyway, after hearing about Kathy’s response to her post, I asked tmcbpatriot if I could have some space to talk directly to the American people. He was very receptive to the idea and said he would “throw me a length of rope,” as they say. I am very thankful for the opportunity.
It is so exciting to be here and to be riding this wave of excitement and support that you all have shown for my husband Mitt. I have to tell you, these past eight years haven’t been easy for us. I feel like we have been running for President forever. I remember when we started. At the time our third home had not even been renovated yet. It’s funny. Somehow I can remember dates and events by which house we were renovating at the time. But you should see the house now. It is really something.
And I am proud to tell you we do not employee a single illegal alien! Our entire staff, in every one of our homes, including the maids, gardeners, drivers, even the people who tend to our horses, come signed sealed and delivered, 100% Grade A legal! In fact, just the other day I was speaking to one of our staff. I can’t recall her name, but she told me how proud she was to be in America legally. I kindly told her “you’re welcome.” Isn’t that great? The American Dream is alive and well in our homes and we are so proud to be a part of it!
My family is so proud to be able to employ so many hard working people. It is a testament to who we are as a family and who my husband is as a man and as a candidate. I tell you, sometimes with all the people around us doing all their daily activities, I don’t even feel rich. Sometimes I feel like I am down there in the trenches with all of them. Sometimes I even help out. For example, the other night I was helping our chef open a wine bottle and we got to chatting about his family. His wife works two jobs! Isn’t that such a uniquely American story? I told him I also have two jobs. I look after my husband, which let me tell you, is a full time job in and of itself, and I am also a mom to my five wonderful children. It is the hardest job you’ll ever love, I always say. It really humbles me. And it is that experience that I will bring to the White House as your First Lady.
To give you another example about how normal we really are, I remember when Mitt worked in the private sector. He would come home concerned and depressed about all the layoffs that occurred as a result of some merger or takeover his company had to do that week. But my husband was and is resilient. By the next day he was singing to himself again, once more the usual chipper fellow I fell in love with. This is who he will be as your President. He is not distracted by pessimism. But he does have feelings and that is what I am trying to convey.
Too often Mitt gets a bad rap for being uncaring or cold. It is so false. But he takes it all in stride. At the end of the day Mitt understands that to make things better you have to have “creative destruction,” as he calls it, and then turn that into something better. That is his plan for America.
As my daddy used to say, you can’t enjoy mashed potatoes unless you first boil raw potatoes until they are soft, mushy and easily squashed. I never understood what he meant until my husband decided to run for Governor all those years ago. Now I understand it completely. America is that raw potato.
President Obama seems satisfied with America being a raw potato. But as Mitt always says, America needs to be transformed, turned into yummy mashed potatoes, as we often joke around the dinner table. As President, Mitt will ensure that America is turned into those mashed potatoes. To get there will take an entire nation working together to make it happen. I liken it to Mitt being the restaurant owner with all of you being the line cooks working hard in the kitchen.
Together we can turn America into a heaping bowl of mashed potatoes! Together we can make America yummy again!
Thank you all for reading. See you on the trail and God Bless America!
By tmcbpatriot | March 8, 2012 | 2 Comments
Paul Ryan is trying to instigate a fight with me. At least that’s the feeling I get when I see pictures of him in the news. Or maybe it’s just that he reminds me of this guy I knew in high school. I am sure you knew him too. This same face. A face that just had a way of making your blood boil when he walked past. A face that tells you everything you need to know about him.
For instance, I am pretty sure Paul Ryan drove this car to school everyday.
And those eyes. They don’t lie. This is a guy who, like my high school nemesis, had a shed in his backyard that became the “clubhouse,” the place where he and his completely obnoxious fraternity friends would hang out in summer and get baked while his parents were at work. It is also where he hid his pot and well-used bongs.
And like the guy I knew high high school, Ryan was also a wanna-be bully. He was scrawny, but he had a desire to be a tough guy because his fraternity friends were. However, as it always happened, those he tried to bully ended up handing him is a** because they were always stronger than he was. I am pretty sure his later years at the gym were a direct result of this too, that and his inferiority complex with having such a small you know what.
So here’s to you Paul Ryan. Thanks for being so damn obnoxious in photos that you remind me of one of the most hated people I knew in high school. I really appreciate it.
There, I feel better now.
By tmcbpatriot | March 6, 2012 | 1 Comment
Hi everyone. It’s me again! Kathy Rogers Limbaugh. The luckiest girl in tha world! Holla!! I wanted to write another post after my last one got such a great response. Plus, I wanted to give you an update as to how my husband is doing since he called that uppity college slut a whorebag.
I have to say, my husband has been having quite a week. All of those “liberal media elites,” as my husband loves to call them, have been going crazy over this whole thing. It is just to bizarre to me. Even a bunch of his advertisers have left the show, which is really weird because they are the ones who usually like what he has to say. I mean when Rush made fun of that guy from Back to the Future for having Parkinson’s disease nobody seemed to mind at all. When he said that the NAACP should have riot rehearsal and get a liquor store and practice robberies, nobody said anything then either! I mean, it’s not like alot of black people listen to his show. And if one happens to slip through the cracks, when they are not smoking it that is, then he just tells it like it is. I remember he told me about this one time a long time ago, some slutty black girl called his show to harass him. Rush told her to take the bone out of her nose. Lol! I mean, you can see why I married him.
So why is everyone so upset when he calls some college student who likes to have sex all day long a slut? And to make matters even worse, I am now being harassed! For example, I was shopping the other day for a new Prada handbag and this woman who I didn’t even know came up to me and asked if I was Rush Limbaugh’s wife. I asked her “Which wife are you thinking of because he has had four of them.” She looked at me like I just walked out of Banana Republic or something and stormed off. What a bitch, right?
My point is, I can’t even go into my favorite stores anymore without some slutty, contraception binging slut, wearing shoes from the Gap by the way, coming up to me and asking me things. It’s like I am being assaulted or even raped! I mean, my husband said he was sorry for calling that slut a slut. I told him he did not have to apologize to anyone for anything. I told him he should go onto the radio the next day and say that not only is that girl a slut, but that she also has no taste in clothes.
As usual, he didn’t listen to me. Later I tried to give him the cold shoulder when he came into the bedroom wearing nothing but his ratty EIB polo shirt. But he was feeling depressed as a result of all of this so I backed down. Plus he threatened to close my credit card account if I didn’t “give it up,” as he calls it. I mean, can you blame me? The cards are all in his name. I am not allowed to open one by myself. Sometimes that makes me so mad. But then, I am a girl. That’s just how it goes, right?
Oh well. Tootles!
By tmcbpatriot | March 6, 2012 | No Comments
This about sums up the excitement of the Republican primary…Sorry for the commercial. Wait for it though. It’s worth it. Make sure to get to the end too. Classic.
By tmcbpatriot | March 1, 2012 | 30 Comments
I felt it was time to come out of the shadows and respond to the hate mail we have been getting after what my husband said this week about women and contraception. By now you have heard the comments and are probably wondering, what kind of woman marries a man who says such things? How could a woman be willing to let a man who says such things kiss her? Touch her? Get into the same bed with her? Well, I wanted to let you all know the answers to these questions. I hope it sheds some light on the situation and opens up the conversation.
I am Rush’s fourth wife. Yes, lucky number four, as I like to refer to myself. Rush and I met in 2006. I was working as a party planner and Rush was working the party. It was love at first sight. What I mean to say is that Rush thought I was totally hot. It took me a little longer, I have to admit.
Once I got to know him better, I really started to fall in love with him. How could you not? He is so handsome and cuddly, and so sexy. Sure he was married before, but that is only a testament to his wild nature, something I really love about him. Like for example, his first wife was named Roxy. What a slutty name, right? She was a sales secretary at the radio station where he worked at the time. I kid him by calling her his Loni Anderson.
Following Roxy, Rush married a college student who was an “usherette” at a baseball stadium. Her name was Michelle Sixta. I joke that it kind of sounds like “Sexta.” He always cracks up when I tell him that. And boy was she a slut. She would use contraception without even telling Rush about it. Not that he ever wanted children. Why would he? Who would want those rug rats anyway? Life is too short and there is too much shopping to do.
Conquest number three for my Rushypoo was a horrid woman named Marta Fitzgerald. She was an aerobics instructor. Can you believe that? They met online. I mean, how slutty is that? This woman paid money to meet men on the internet. You know who pays money to meet men on the internet? Loser whores! That’s who!
People could argue that men pay a membership fee for online dating too. Just the other day Rush and I were talking about this and he had a great idea. If men are going to pay a membership fee to meet women, if men are expected to pay for this, then men want something in return — videos of all the sex posted online so they can see what they’re getting for their money. I thought that was great. I think he used that one on his show the very next day.
So all you sensitive people out there who are offended by how my Rush talks about women on his radio program, I say to you get a life! Rush requires a certain kind of woman to handle him, and it’s not you! Jealous? He requires someone who is not a contraceptive using slut. Someone who is willing to light his cigars, buy him oxycodone and hydrocodone, and someone to protect him from all the hateful sluts out there who just do not understand him.
So stop hating on my man! On second thought, don’t. All the hate on my husband actually improves his ratings. To me that means one thing — I get a raise in my al-low-ance! Holla!! And there is this cute dress that I have had my eye on. It is this short, hot little thing that is so slu….I mean conservatively classy. You would love me in it.
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By tmcbpatriot | March 1, 2012 | 6 Comments
“Rest in Chappaquiddick”
“he was a f@#$er. a big ass motherf@#$er. this aint a 24-hour zone, baby. he was a bad, bad dude. & if mary jo were your kin youd be dancin’.”
“Kennedy was a special pile of human excrement.”
On Shirley Sherrod’s “racism”:
“I think the video speaks for itself…The way she’s talking about white people…is conveying a present tense racism in my opinion”
Other random acts of “journalistic” eloquence:
“This Idea Of Taking Off Ethnic Profiling Or Profiling Of Any Way Is Taking Common Sense Out Of The Equation”
On Janeane Garofalo: “Hollywood’s Sympathy F***”
“If You Want To Talk About Looks And Appeal,” The View ”Was Crafted … To Make Sure That Men Won’t Watch”
Code Pink: “[I]t’s no longer fun to watch them and they’re not even good looking anymore. It used to be that they were like, kinda slutty lefties…they’re getting long in the tooth.”
“Go After The Teachers”
ACORN “Helped…Set Up An Underage Sex Slave Operation”
In death everyone is a fearless hero. What about in life? Doesn’t that count for anything?
By tmcbpatriot | February 28, 2012 | 1 Comment
Watching MSNBC right now as the pundits count the votes in Michigan. Looks like Mitt Romney will actually pull it off and win the state. Whew! That was close. It ain’t over, but damn, I am just glad to see Santorum disappear. It can’t happen soon enough. I am just not ready to see Rick Santorum go up against Obama in November.
The Daily Kos tried to pull an “Operation Chaos” in Michigan by asking Dems to vote for Santorum today. That tactic did not help in 2008 and fortunately it did not work this time. And that is a good thing! I was not on board with the “chaos” idea. Sure it sounded like a funny concept, hence the name “Operation Hilarity,” but it is not a good idea to help Santorum.
Santorum is of course a horrible candidate. He is as dangerous as they come. Romney is no picnic either and I love to see him lose too. But after this whole thing is over and the real election starts there is just no way to predict what those no-nothing, so-called “independents” will do in November. I am not willing to risk that. Are you?
“Independents” pay attention to an election a week before they go to the polls, if that long. If they happen to be paying attention longer than that we call them “undecideds.” We call them that because after twenty Republican debates and who knows how many debates we will see during the real thing, these people are still not able to make up their minds. In other words, they are perhaps the most dangerous people in the country.
I for one congratulate Mitt Romney for his win in Arizona and in Michigan tonight. This is a potential disaster avoided, at least for this week. Sure Santorum will say he won no matter the outcome and will go on to say more crazy sh*t tomorrow. But that is just political spin. A Santorum loss is still a Santorum loss. For Dems that is a good thing. Santorum is too crazy for the general election. Romney is just a lousy candidate. I will choose a lousy candidate over a crazy one any day of the week.
Sure Romney will pick a VP who finally excites the base. But no matter, he will still be Mitt Romney. Plus, Romney will never have the ace up his sleeve of Jesus Christ in his corner and evangelicals may not be willing to bow down to Joseph Smith.
That said, am I worried? Of course I am. I am a worrier. What can I say? Romney is a hollow man. He makes mouths dry just listening to him speak. But November is still one hundred years away in political years and anything can happen in that time. Things can get real bad, real fast. But I would still rather have a candidate who makes my mouth dry while listening to him than one who makes me quake in my boots just thinking bout him. What about you?
Romney is giving his speech now. I need a drink of water.
By tmcbpatriot | February 28, 2012 | 3 Comments
No, this is not an angry mob looking at you because you just grew horns out of your head. It is actually a photo of Newt Gingrich supporters listening to his stump speech at a campaign event in South Carolina…Seriously.
(Photo: Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photos/New York Magazine)
By tmcbpatriot | February 28, 2012 | No Comments
By tmcbpatriot | February 26, 2012 | 2 Comments
Romney is desperate right about now. Really desperate. Here’s a guy who can’t draw a crowd larger than a local theater production, may lose his home state of Michigan to Santorum even after spending millions there, and is definitely losing to Santorum on the religion thing. So it seems to me that converting to Christianity may be the only thing left for Romney to try. That and perhaps few sweater vests of course.
So how did it come to this? Well, let’s review it in a context we can probably all relate to in order to understand why it may be his only hope.
Imagine you are Mitt and you are interviewing for an important and powerful job within your organization. The former CEO is leaving next January and you have been pegged as his replacement. You were considered a shoe in. Upper management pretty much assured you of that. Then, somehow, with everything handed to you on a silver platter, it all started coming apart.
As far as you knew, the job was as good as yours. You even had a name plate made for your desk and updated your resume to see how “CEO” looked next to your name. But then, even with all that in place, you were scheduled to interview with a whole bunch of people whom you had never met and had never worked with. Before long these strangers would be asking you all sorts of questions about why you want the job. WTF?!
To make matters worse, you then find out you are not the only one being considered for the job anymore. And you just cannot believe who is! First there is Rick, that bible thumping nerd from accounting who is somehow making an impression with the interview team. Then there is that squirrely guy from human resources with the weird name, Newton, or some sh*t like that. This guy is Dwight Schrute on a good day and who, office rumor has it, has slept with a few of the more fugly women in his department. Oh yeah, and then there is Ron, that creepy guy from the boiler room. But then your not really worried about Ron. Nobody is going to promote Ron, except maybe the other boiler room guys.
Now with all this going on and your stress level at a record high, you learn from “reliable” sources in the bathroom stalls that Rick has the upper hand in the talks thus far because, after all, he is a Christian.
You are taken aback. What?! You think aloud. Until now religion was never an issue around the office. Sure you are a Mormon, but they knew that going in, and you were still led to believe you were the one. You had always been a go-getter, you landed the big deals. You knew all about money and how to placate the money men. Ok, sure, no CEO for the organization has ever been a Mormon, but what about the CEO for the company across the office park? He’s black! Who the heck ever thought that was even possible?
So here you are dealing with this bizarre reality. You are dangerously close to losing the job of a lifetime, a job you have been expecting for, like, eight years! And you might lose it now…to Rick? Rick, who comes to work wearing those pathetic sweaters! Rick, who is always talking sh*t about gays and blacks! Rick, who even resents being interviewed by women! Who does he think he is kidding with that Christian stuff? But then again, he is gaining on you. Somehow he is has become a bigger threat then you could have possibly imagined.
I saw this clip the other from Morning Joe. The Rev. Franklin Graham was the guest and he said that to be a true Christian all you have to do is accept Jesus Christ in your heart. That sounds like a no brainer for you. How hard is it for someone like Romney to say he has accepted Christ as his savior? Obama did it and according to Graham, President Obama is not even really a true Christian! Well, he might be. Obama says he is, but as Graham puts it, “you’d have to ask him.”
You see where this is going? Think about it Mitt. At your next next interview simply start peppering your answers with Bible passages. When asked why you want the job just tell them you believe it is God’s will. That’s what Rick is doing, and everyone is going apey over talk like that. The folks interviewing you will slurp it up like maple syrup. I guarantee it.
So what have you got to lose? It is not like you have a problem with changing your beliefs on a dime. So what makes this any different? You want to win right? And don’t worry about your Mormon co-workers. They’ll understand. In fact you can tell them you are doing it for them. Once on the “inside” you will give them whatever they want. You know that. They know that. And if it makes you feel any better, upper management still wants you to be their guy. While things may seem out of their hands at the moment, don’t count them out over the long term. At the end of the day upper management is still very much in charge.
Remember Mitt, becoming CEO means winning at all costs. It doesn’t matter if you have no plans for the future of the company. Neither does Rick, or Newt, or the boiler room guy. Instead, talk about God. Talk about your godless co-workers. Just don’t mention that thing about converting dead jews. Instead, talk about the immoralities of contraception and how we are all doomed if we keep on fornicating. Stuff like that. That is political gold and sure to get your some much needed points.
And remember too, it makes no difference what you say, it is all in how you say it. Nobody is going to remember any of it anyway. But they will remember your being a Mormon. They will remember that right up to decision day. So do yourself a favor Mitt and convert. You don’t even have to leave any of your houses to do it. And best of all Jesus will loves you for it. And I don’t mean the one with the flowing robe. I mean Jesus the latino guy in the interview session who’s vote you really need.
Trust me Mitt. You will be glad you did. I know I will be.
By tmcbpatriot | February 24, 2012 | 1 Comment
Inspired by photo seen at Thinkprogress…
Maybe it’s me, but around this time in 2008 things looked a bit different for the candidate who would go on to become President. So I have to ask Republicans…How’s that “Hope-Y Change-Y” thing workin’ out for ya?
Image #1: Mitt Romney campaign event from today!
Image #2: Obama campaign event from 2008!
But then again…Hitler drew large crowds like Obama. Romney’s 1200 people proves he’s no Hitler. Hey, I am just trying to think like a Republican strategist.
By tmcbpatriot | February 20, 2012 | 2 Comments
I am proud to announce my inclusion as a guest blogger on the always awesome and informative ”The Reaction” blog. My first post made it there moments ago. Check it out when you have a moment.
The Reaction blog, “a blog on politics, philosophy, science, sports, and the arts — featuring news, commentary, and analysis,” is run by Michael J.W. Stickings, who also does the Blog Round Up over at Crooks and Liars.
I was first introduced to Michael after being fortunate enough to be included multiple times on the Round Up at C&L. Since then we have become mutual appreciators of each others work. It is an honor and a real treat to be included. Thanks Michael!
By tmcbpatriot | February 20, 2012 | 1 Comment
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So I’m reading the news the other day and I see this: “Dick Cheney lobbied for Maryland gay marriage bill.” I stared at it for a while in disbelief. Is the world ending? Did that pastor finally get it right? Then I did a Google search to find out just what the hell was going on.
We know from his Bush days that Cheney has a gay daughter. But as it turns out The Evil Emperor is also a huge supporter of gay rights! Yes, it’s true! While it is hard to believe, and while Cheney has said he would have never gone against a Bush push for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, Cheney did publicly voice his disagreement with the idea back in the day. You can read about it here, here, and here.
The recent story has it that the Dark Lord lobbied GOP legislators in Maryland to “urge their support for the same-sex marriage bill that squeaked through the state’s House of Delegates Friday.” This was all too much for me to take in and it made me wonder, why are we reading about this now? This week? News like this does not just happen by coincidence. This is really a big deal. How did this story make it into this week’s news cycle, a news cycle filled with anti-gay, anti-contraception, anti-women headlines? A news cycle that saw Rick Santorum become the frontrunner in the never ending campaign for the Republican nomination.
After giving it a think, I came up with three possible scenarios, laid out in random order…or are they?
Scenario #1: Cheney is at death’s door.
Darth Cheney has not been looking well recently. He looks gaunt, thin, a shadow of his shadowy self. And this is a man who survived five heart attacks! Perhaps the time is nigh for him to return to the crossroads and pay the devil his due.
It got me thinking that maybe this Maryland gay lobbying thing is perhaps Cheney’s last attempt to right all the wrongs in his gay daughters eyes and to prove to her that he does in fact have a heart and a soul. I know, it’s a long shot, but nevertheless…
Scenario #2: The GOP establishment REALLY wants Romney.
Let’s be real for a moment. I don’t care what the polls say or how few caucus voters actually vote for Mitt Romney. At the end of the day the GOP establishment is not as dumb as the people who vote for them. They live to see Obama voted out and they know that Rick Santorum has no chance of beating Obama in a general election.
Perhaps the Cheney gay lobbying story was leaked this past week as a way to prove to the general voting public that conservatives are not as extreme as Santorum has been suggesting. If Santorum were to become the nominee, it would prove to so-called “independents” and especially to women that the GOP has in fact been taken over by the Tea Party.
While in most elections Republicans count on white, old, racist men and dimwitted suburban housewives at the polls, this past week we heard things like this:
Rick Santorum on Rape: “I believe and I think that the right approach is to accept this horribly created, in the sense of rape, but nevertheless, in a very broken way, a gift of human life, and accept what God is giving to you. As you know, in lots of different aspects of our life we have horrible things happening. I can’t think of anything more horrible, but nevertheless we have to make the best out of a bad situation. And that is making the best of a bad situation.”
Rick Santorum on States Outlawing Contraception: “The state has a right to do that, I have never questioned that the state has a right to do that. It is not a constitutional right, the state has the right to pass whatever statues they have.”
Rick Santorum on Sex in General: “I think the dangers of contraception in this country…It’s not okay. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.”
This type of rhetoric plays great to the religious nuts, but telling women that your candidate thinks rape is God’s gift to you? That is not a good plan for the Republican’s to go with in any year. That said, Romney is still the only candidate that can compete over the long term. Sure he is a horrible candidate, but as Grover Norquist recently said “We don’t need a president to tell us in what direction to go. We know what direction to go.” And when Romney is compared to Santorum he still has an ace in the hole with his choice for V.P. My money has always been on Chris Christie and Romney is the only candidate who could pull that off.
As John McCain said recently: “We’re dumb, but we’re not stupid.” So true John, so true.
Scenario #3: The GOP has seen it’s future, and it doesn’t wear shades.
If you have been following this Republican nomination circus or just been paying attention to the last few years, you might be wondering if the Republican’s plan for November is to simply hope for a landslide victory of white, male, rich, middle-aged, senior citizen, racist votes.
Let’s also review what the GOP has taught us they hate this election season. The answers that quickly come to mind are: Health Care, Illegals (A.K.A. Mexicans, or anyone with dark skin in general), Gays, Abortions, Environmental Protections, The Unemployed, The Poor, Anyone Having Sex, Black People, Muslims, and of course, Black Presidents. Did I miss anything/anyone?
Following this train of thought, what will the GOP look like in the next twenty years when the majority of our citizens are Latino, black, and/or muslim? Or perhaps when all three are married to their same sex partners? And provided global warming does not make New England into a tropical region, all those young hip northerners will eventually age and move southward for warmer climates. Goodbye Southern Strategy. It is already happening.
In our world of political correctness, occupy movements and information from multiple sources 24/7, the GOP’s goto base of racist ignoramuses is inevitably going to give way to acceptance by a more tolerant and more skeptical society. When that happens the GOP will be a quaint memory, like smoking on airplanes.
And what about Latino’s? You think illegal immigrants are all going to be kicked out of this country? Ha! Call me when an American citizen is willing to do the work that these poor people do for their pittance. We will scream and shout about illegals until the moment our food is not at the supermarket, our lawns are not mowed, or we decide that washing dishes for less than minimum wage is a respectable career. By then many of them will have either found a path to citizenship, or have had so many children while in this country who will grow up to not only vote, but also be staunchly anti-Republican. Finally, last I checked we have a black President who is going to have a second term. Unless the GOP succeeds in their current effort of voter suppression, they will be, and are already, outnumbered. So you see, it’s hopeless.
What then is the correct scenario? Who knows? It could be a little of all three. What is certain is that what we are now seeing within the Republican party are baby steps. With the Dick Cheney revelation, the GOP is trying ever so slightly to get on board with an already unstoppable movement. It is a tiny chance for them to say they are not as hateful and intolerant as someone like Rick Santorum. It is a chance for them to say that one of their most beloved, and one of our most hated, Republican’s supports gay marriage. In other words, “please stop supporting Rick Santorum…please!” Once that problem is solved then over the next twenty years they can get the gays to hate some other group, at least until they find a way to include the mexicans too. That may take a bit more time though. Hell, it worked with the Irish and the Jews. Why should this be any different?
By tmcbpatriot | February 19, 2012 | No Comments
By tmcbpatriot | February 17, 2012 | 2 Comments
“Allow me to break the ice. My name is Friess. Learn it well. For it’s the chilling sound of your doom.”
By tmcbpatriot | February 16, 2012 | 2 Comments
Guest posted on The Reaction Blog. Check it out!
“General Motors Posts Largest Annual Profit Ever, Despite Lackluster Fourth Quarter,” — “Weekly Jobless Claims Fall To Four-Year Low,” — “U.S. Stocks Rise on Improving Economic Data.”
No, these are not the thought bubbles from the mind of a future Republican President. These are headlines from todays news! These are Obama administration headlines and they have made Republican’s stand up, take notice and naturally move the conversation to something other than the economy.
Republican’s have been screaming about the economy ever since the day after it was handed over to Obama. Since that day we have heard how Obama is destroying the American way of life, how he is a Socialist, how his administration is waging class warfare on the rich in order to bring Communism to our shores, and on and on.
It is the same tired lines we always hear when a Democrat is President. And as always, when the economy improves, even slightly, Republican’s have a problem. Sure we are still a long way off from anything resembling recovery, but nevertheless and regardless of Republican obstructionism on everything Obama has tried to do these past four years, the economy does seem to be improving. And that is something Republican’s just had not counted on.
So what do obstructionist Republican’s, who have tried everything to stop Obama, do when the policies put in place by said President actually seem to be helping to improve the economy? Well, you do what Republican’s always do in times like this. They bring out the vagina’s! Yes, I said it.
You see, Republican’s have three go-to subjects no matter what the situation when they are trying to gain power — The Economy, War, and Sex. Their economic argument, of course, is weak. It always is. And with the outcomes of Iraq and Afghanistan their best bet now, and forever always, is to talk about sex…and boy are they talking about it!
All we have heard about this past week and for the past year or two has involved female issues. Contraceptives, birth control, abortion, insane definitions of “personhood”, you name it. Since Republican’s were swept back into the Senate and Congress back in 2010 the narrative has been vaginal.
Republican’s don’t care about jobs. They know that for them talking about jobs and the economy AFTER winning elections is a losing battle. Sure they promised jobs in 2010, but sex brings in more donations and riles up their evangelical base far more than boring low paying jobs.
Sex is so popular in fact that the Republican’s moral policeman Rick Santorum is now leading against Mr. Capitalist 1% Mit Romney in the polls. Sex trumps money every time. It never fails.
Question now is, do Republican’s really think they can win in November using just their vagina monologues? Will pretending that the entire country is as religious as their base get them to a win in November? How will it play in Peoria when come election day voters are heading back to work, able to keep their homes, and essentially becoming more able to make ends meet than they were before? Even if just a little? Will the vagina still be able to distract us then?
Don’t count on it. But until then, expect alot more sex and alot less substance coming from the Right. Come to think of it, when has it ever been any different?
By tmcbpatriot | February 16, 2012 | 1 Comment
“The personal attacks against me during the primary finally became so heavy that the state Republican chairman, Gaylord Parkinson, postulated what he called the Eleventh Commandment: Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican. It’s a rule I followed during that campaign and have ever since.”
– Ronald W. Reagan.
Does this commandment still hold true for Republicans? I am hard pressed to believe that it does. Have Republicans become so blinded by power for power’s sake that they have forgotten not only the Eleventh Commandment, but also the, as of yet unofficial, Twelfth: “Thou shalt not allow Barack Hussein Obama to be President of the United States for another term no matter fu**ing what!”?
This primary season has been nothing short of awesome in terms of watching the Republican candidates eviscerate each other on a daily basis. One day Newt Gingrich is telling us what a liar Romney is, while the next day Romney calls Gingrich a “sad’ and “flailing” rival. Santorum meanwhile has called Romney a “desperate” candidate, accused him of rigging the CPAC straw poll, while one of Sanorum’s Super PAC backers recently compared Newt to Paula Deen. Oh and Santorum’s peeps recently produced this commercial. If you haven’t seen it, please take a moment. It is a classic.
Santorum is currently “surging” in the polls, while Gingrich is left to run for president of his moon colony and will probably lose there too. Point is, this primary season has been a circus, one where we are hard pressed to find its equal. The result is a Republican party is such disarray that Reagan is rolling over in his golden sarcophagus wanting so badly to remind Republican’s of their duty as a party to never go against each other. Sorry Ronnie.
Of course Republicans are not known to be the party of sense, facts, pragmatism or intelligence, but aside from that are they so dumb that they fail to understand that winning a primary is not the same as wining a general election? Do they really think that “independents” and liberals are going to come out in droves to elect Mitt Romney or Rick Santorum over Obama, after all the muck they have thrown onto each other? That would be insane on a level not seen since Bob Dole stuck a pen in his frozen fist and asked for your vote!
So what is happening here? Well, I think all the candidates, except maybe Ron Paul, have actually given up on winning the White House and are just going for broke to win the nomination. As we have seen time and again in our 24/7 breakneck world of media hype a book deal, high speaking fees, a cushy consulting gig, or maybe even a show on FOX is far more lucrative and far easier than being President.
Look at Sarah Palin. She quit her job as Governor and lost the V.P. slot, but she is now a media giant with book deals, hi-fee speaking engagements, regular FOX commentary, and her own (albeit failed) reality show. Look at Mike Huckabee. He lost to McCain in the primary and now has his own show on FOX. When given the chance to run this time around, he was no dummy. Gingrich too is a money machine. That he was running at all, and is still running, is for a spotlight to keep his book sales up and his speaking fees very high. You think these people would give all that up for a measly $400,000 a year to be President? That is a drop in the bucket to what Palin, Huck and Gingrich make yearly right now and stand to make when this is all over. You think Santorum and Romney are any different? Please.
What we are seeing is the first ever Super PAC funded reality show: “American Idol: Presidential Edition.” A reality show so bizarre, so train wreck worthy on the scale of Celebrity Rehab, that you wouldn’t be surprised if Danny Bonaduce announced he was running as a last minute candidate to drum up enthusiasm, and all with the end goal of acquiring the coveted proverbial record deal: lucrative contracts, book deals, speaking fees, things that make being President a time suck and a distraction to major riches. Wait, but isn’t Romney already very wealthy? Sure. But tell that to Romney. You don’t amass $250 million by being satisfied with how much you have.
Through it all, all I can think of is how exuberant the Obama team must be right about now. I imagine them holed up in their Chicago headquarters overlooking a sunless Lake Michigan wondering how they ever got so lucky. Then I remember how we got here: George W., the Tea Party, Sarah Palin, Joe T. Plumber, the years 2001-2008, FOX “news”” rating’s, and the outcome of all of that: the current Republican candidates for President of the United States.
Thought of in that context, it all makes sense. Republicans are simply too dumb for their own good, too narcissistic, too selfish by nature, to remember or even understand Reagan’s Eleventh Commandment. What these candidates are doing now is trying to land the best deal. The shiniest golden parachute. To survive and to win is the object of the game. It is also a reflection of who they are as people and gives us a glimpse into how they would approach running the country. Pretty scary, to say the least.
I think it is safe to say that if Reagan were alive today, I am pretty sure he would agree that these candidates are acting stupidly. They are going against his cardinal rule. As far as Reagan was concerned, stupid is not something the public should be seeing. It is detrimental to the goal and to the party.
For the rest of us, however, we should be eternally thankful that Reagan’s rule is being ignored. It is giving us a chance to see who these candidates really are and a glimpse into how they would govern, or more precisely, how they would fail to govern. In the end, ironically, Republican’s ignoring Reagan’s Eleventh Commandment may be the one thing that saves us all.
To that, I say amen!
By tmcbpatriot | February 15, 2012 | 1 Comment
Grover Norquist at CPAC this past week:
“All we have to do is replace Obama…We are not auditioning for fearless leader. We don’t need a president to tell us in what direction to go. We know what direction to go. We want the Ryan budget. … We just need a president to sign this stuff. We don’t need someone to think it up or design it. The leadership now for the modern conservative movement for the next 20 years will be coming out of the House and the Senate.”
“Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States. This is a change for Republicans: the House and Senate doing the work with the president signing bills. His job is to be captain of the team, to sign the legislation that has already been prepared.”