economic issues, Election 2012, gay rights, GOP, Herman Cain, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, racism, safety net, social issues, teabaggers, Women's issues
With Ragin’ Ricks departure, that would seem to be the end of it. Don’t tell our intrepid Newtsie though, because he thinks that all that Ricky love will now be coming his way and make that long-ago uttered statement, “I think it’s clear that I’m going to be the nominee” a prescient truth.
Meanwhile, all the courageous Refreakricans are coming out of the woodwork to through their imprimatur upon the oily anointed one. Even our own Terry Branstad leapt to indorse the candidate Willard as his new BFF.
Not to be outdone, that moral champion NOM, offered its heartfelt support. Finally Willard got the tit-for-tat that he bargained for. After all, a check for $10,000 and a pledge to fight the gay agenda until death was not too much to ask of the etch-a-sketch presidential wannabe.
At Foxy, a mole is turning out some interesting video. It seems that our Willard was about to be interviewed by fav idiot boy Sean the Hannity, and the two were chatting it up before the cameras rolled. Willard was talking about his wife’s “warmbloods” which are the best horses of course for dressage (pronounced dra-saj for your unFrench types), while he himself preferred the smoother gait of his Missouri Foxtrotter. They both then chortled about how such a discussion would not be helpful on camera. And then, so we are told, Willard made some gay-type giggle about a pink tie. Since I can’t watch video, please tell me if the video doesn’t support my statements.
Herman Cain has been talkative as of late. First he encouraged Willard to hire on the great disgraced Alan West as his running mate. West dutifully said that he would serve is called up, and then dutifully said that all those pesky social issues he’s been rabid about, aren’t important at the moment.
But Herm didn’t stop there. No, he decided to help Willard out with his woman issue. Herm, being the great woman’s advocate, had this to say about why women are flocking to President Obama:
CAIN: Yes, President Obama is very likable to most people, if you just look at him and his family. But if you look at his policies, which is what most people disagree with, it’s a different story. And I think many men are much more familiar with the failed policies than a lot of other people, as well as the general public.
You see, women are “other people” and they aren’t informed on important issues like the economy, so they are swayed to support the President because he is likeable and has a nice family. I’m both dumb and other in three sentences!
Thank you Herm. Keep on sending in your checks to NOW.
Which has nothing to do with the poor sap legislator in Wisconsin who said that scrapping the employment equality enforcement was okay since, men care more about money than women do.
Meanwhile, Chris Christie says America is turning into a paternalistic entitlement society, “with a bunch of people sitting on their couch waiting for their government check.” Well, first I might ask how he knows so much about couch potatoes? And then I might ask how he thinks that giving the rich more money to squander on pretty things at Tiffany’s helps put food on the table for those folks who have had their checks removed. Are they to become clerks at Tiffany’s?
Just a laugh. Mikey Huck started his new radio show and his first call-in question was full of praise for the Huck and his refreshing new point of view. Turns out however that the caller was staged and a fake listener and was actually one of the executives of his own show. Oh Huck, that’s mighty unChristian doncha think? Lies are sinful Mike.
I don’t know if you heard all the kerfuffle yesterday about George Zimmerman. He called Sean the Hannity and had a nice chat. But his lawyers were unaware, and when they called Sean, he was mum. And then they (the lawyers) said they had never actually met their client, only talked to him on the phone. And then they quit. Sort of. And George is not supposed to be in Florida, but maybe in Cuba. It’s all confusing, and well Willard was pissed at being pushed off the top story. Field Negro has an interesting take on it all. Ain’t it nice to know that in America if you are accused of racism, your naturally go for safety to Fox Noise? Yeah.
We don’t, as individuals, spend a lot of time imagining what it’s like to walk a mile in somebody else’s shoes. We should. It’s called empathy. Feministing alerted me to this fine article at The American Prospect. This is deep and important look at the awful practice of trying to “undue the gay.” Anyone who suggests that gayness can be therapeutically “fixed” is both wrong and dangerous.
List of X said:
Now that Santorum is gone, Romney has a straight etch-a-schetched path to the nomination.
You got that right.
I’m glad to hear that more people are condemning so-called “ex-gay” efforts. They cause nothing but heartache and harm.
Even though Romney isn’t much better, I’m relieved that Santorum is out of the race. I don’t want that antedeluvian man anywhere near a seat of power.
Ahab, gay “therapy” is just hogwash. At best it gives people some coping mechanisms to “live with” their desires which I think is deeply dangerous and unhealthy. But of course, telling people they are somehow afflicted by being Gay is awful from the start.
Soulo Jacob said:
So you denegrate two black men, deny a latino his presumption of innocence before due process, yet think discrimination emanates from somewhere other than the far left? BTW, there isn’t an auxiliary New White subchapter to join in the call for blood from black racists. They not only don’t want you, they’d drag you through the streets just like any other non-black leftist.
Soulo Jacob said:
Forgot “Panther Party”. Sorry.
Wow! Another wing nut shows how those hyperbole classes have paid off for him. I wonder if there is a method by which they empty your brain of rational thought before they fill it full of distortions? Ever consider taking “sensitivity” classes SJ.
I guess I don’t know what two African-Americans I am denigrating. Please enlighten me on that one. I am not presuming anything about Zimmerman. I am, as a lawyer, simply saying that he should have been held, and the facts presented to a assistant prosecutor for a determination of whether a warrant should issue. Given the unarmed status of the victim here, it’s highly likely that given the normal course of events, charges would have been levied and the defendant would be called upon to establish by some evidence his “defense”. Then the burden again shifts to the prosecutor to disprove the claimed self defense by proof beyond a reasonable doubt. As a prior defense attorney, the last thing I would do is deny the man his presumption. I have heard precious little evidence. The family, as I understand it, simply wants the process to be pursued as it would have normally been.
Your remarks regarding “black racists” are bizarre. There is actually no such thing as a black racist since racism is a factor of power held by a majority, and by definition cannot be wielded by a minority. If you are referring to the New Black Panther Party, I am not familiar enough with them to know whether they espouse the killing of all white people. But for every violence spewing Black group such as you infer, there are probably more than 20 on the other side who have been spewing white supremacy for decades. You’re willingness to lump all African Americans in the same group as the NBPP, suggests you have drunk the kool-aid. Some books might help you to a more human position.
The video of Romney and Hannity didn’t reveal anything startling about either of them. In fact the sound was cut back some where you could barely make out what Romney was saying. Now, had this been Obama caught on tape it would have been cussed and discussed for weeks on FOX and red state blogs
No doubt it would. I’m sorry that link was poor. I can make no further comment. I only repeat what I heard were the contents of the discussion. It was probably a link better left unsaid. Maddow does well in describing videos for the video-impaired. lol
It just keeps getting stranger and stranger.
Doesn’t it though. Yet, some day in the far far future, no doubt some will look back upon our era with fondness and a certain nostalgia. lol
Life As I know It Now said:
The republicans really don’t like women and don’t view us as full human beings at all. We are cheerleaders, mommies, and the mothers of their children. We are best to shut up and let them lead because they’re MEN and know stuff whereas we are just sperm depositories that clean up after their dirty asses.
Okay, I was ranting some I know 🙂
They do seem to have voted on the wrong side of nearly every issue that relates to women’s well-being don’t they?
Welll…..Shit&Biscuits ……A Troll….I like the way they make perfect sense….but the real question is…. Do they know how to change their socks?
They do not, which is how you can always tell when one is around. The smell. But hey, be nice to the troll. It must be awful being a troll. Empathize and be compassionate. And then be glad you ain’t one.