“Get the hell out” of the United States of America!

Jan 30 2012 Published by under salt

One can quibble with his endorsement of Newt Gingrich, and I suspect it’s motivated powerfully by the primal scream Newt brings out in all of us, for good or ill (!), but Representative West ain’t bashful about the true nature of the fight.  Wow.  Enjoy this clip.  It’s from this past weekend, from a speech down in Florida. It’s only 2 1/2 minutes & worth it.

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Cheering on the Couch

Jan 20 2012 Published by under salt

You’d a thunk Papi hit one out the Park at Fenway, bottom of the 9th with 2 out, 2 strikes, and a tie game the way I was whooping & hollering last night!

Newt’s line about “protecting Obama” was a rocket ship good time.  Mitt even had some really good moments.  And Santorum was EXCELLENT with his “footsie” rant.

But I’m still depressed… Well, not depressed, really, but displeased.

Is there some way we can fuse Santorum’s regular-guy conservatism with Romney’s mad turn-around economic skills with Newt’s wipe the floor debate skills and send this Frankenstein Republican monster to crush Obama?

I like and hate all of them.

If Ron Paul weren’t so creepy – and wrong on Foreign Policy – I could get excited about his libertarianism, but…


Can Mitt get a charisma transplant?  Is there such a thing?  I CAN’T warm up to him.  He just leaves me so frickin’ cold.  I still haven’t gotten over the shabby way he treated his Lt. Governor Kerry Healey when she needed him and I can’t get over Newt’s support of Scozzafava in NY or his progressive tendencies, which I fear are more robust than mere tendencies.  Coupled with his fierce ego and he could be very, very, very dangerous.

I just don’t know if I could vote for him and sleep at night.  I WILL to stop Obama, but I’ll HATE myself.

But I don’t think it will come to that.  I really think it will be Mitt… but jeezuz.  Has he learned ANYTHING in 5 stinking years of campaigning for President?  Because it sure as sh*t doesn’t appear so.

*Sigh SIGH.*

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Oddly, This Just Makes Me Like Him More!

Jan 19 2012 Published by under salt

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Obama: “Oh… You’re okay, I suppose. But you’ll be better with my thumb pressing down on you v.2!”

Jan 15 2012 Published by under salt

“…There’s a core decency and strength and resilience to be tapped, and that most of the time the better angels of our nature win out.”

That was President Obama at a fancy-pants fundraiser at a private home in Chicago late last week, talking about how “as difficult as these last three years have been, as challenging as they’ve been – not so much for me but for Americans all across the country who lost their jobs or have seen their home values decline or been worrying about their retirement and their 401Ks”

“Core” decency, Mr. President? That only comes “out” sometimes and needs “to be tapped” but only if you win and “work hard” to elicit it from us?

You pompous ass.

How about an “atta-boy” for the incredible strength, endurance, and resilience the American people have shown just staying afloat these last 3 years?

What the hell was that? That was a pat on the back? Sounded pretty tentative to me, you tinpot dictator.

Jeezuz I skeeve this guy!

The whole speech is here, but don’t read it on a full stomach.

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Hormonal George Stephanopolous

Jan 08 2012 Published by under salt

What the hell was that?

Wee George Stephanopolous appeared to be having a “little man” moment.  You know… The reason some men put huge tires on their pick up trucks?  Something’s lacking, so they gotta compensate?

What the hell was Wee George’s hard-on for nookie with the best looking boy on stage last night?

Poor Mitt Romney looked like he wanted to take him aside and have a birds & bees talk with him about the realities of grown-up political discourse, never-mind sex and contraception.

And chicky-poo, there?  Diane?  The first debate I thought she was just drawling slow because it was a saccharin, syrup style thing.  Now I think she’s just groping in the dark for a coherent thought.

It was really, really, really, really embarrassing, and absolutely disqualifying for either of them to ever chair a debate ever, ever again.


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Michelle’s Mad Messaging Skills

Dec 23 2011 Published by under salt

From The Hill, the headline reads “(Michelle) Bachmann: Romney and Gingrich are Health Law’s ‘Father and Grandfather‘”

What an awesome way to frame those little factoids!

Just the other day I saw her on with Monica Crowley who suggested to her that there was a tinge of sexism in the Iowa caucus leader who asked her, and not Santorum who she has consistently out-polled, to step aside so Santorum (or someone else, presumably) could benefit.  (Never-mind that she won the stinking straw poll!) Man, she took that softball and slammed it out the park!  She started talking about women political leaders being taken seriously, and how she hoped to emulate trailblazing conservative Margaret Thatcher, thus brilliantly riding the pop culture mojo out there on the well-reviewed Meryl Streep performance in theaters now, and thus, linking her name with Thatcher’s in voters’ minds.

The week before she had a brilliant debate performance with the “Newt Romney” thing, linking them together in the voters’ minds in one political, unpalatable knot!  The girl’s got game!

I still don’t know if I see her as President, but I damned sure agree with 95% of what she says and stands for and have no doubt she means what she says and says what she means.  Thus, I have no doubt about what she would do every single day in the White House, unlike the fraud we have in there now… and many, of both parties, before him.

Santorum’s just too angry for me.  I just can’t get past his prickly, holier-than-thou attitudes, even though, largely, I agree with them! He just seems like a pr*ck!  I can’t get past that!  And I don’t think his roots are as resistant to D.C. rot as, say, Bachmann’s are.  I think he could be bought.

Huntsman just p*sses me off every time I just look at his face.  It’s visceral.  I skeeve the guy.  Too smarmy.

Perry’s “heartless” & Gardasil things are deal breakers for me.  I’ll vote for him if he is the nominee, but not in the primary.

So that leaves Newt & Mitt.  My head says Mitt.  My “go wipe the floor with Barry in a debate” heart says Newt.  I keep coming back to the fact that the number one, numero uno, no question, absolute top priority for America is to turn this economy around and there’s nobody on that stage who is a better turnaround guy than Mitt.  He’s hugely talented at making fiscal lemonade out of fiscal lemons and damn!  We need that huge right now.

Perhaps Turn-around Guru Mitt for President and Navigate-the-Hill Newt for V.P.?  Dream ticket?  Don’t think there’s any love lost between them, but it would be a practical pairing, yes?

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Obama’s Excellent 2012 Adventure

Nov 21 2011 Published by under salt

It occurs to me that Michelle Obama being booed at NASCAR is just the beginning.

You’ll note that the Obamas’ appearances of late have all been very tightly choreographed.  They almost always pack a crowd with friendlies, then keep the camera from doing any wide shots, thus betraying how much the crowds have shrunk since 2008.

You can’t campaign for President only in front of friendly crowds.

I know my Tea Party friends will comport themselves with dignity.

I will remind them to please always bring a video camera and have someone with you taping everything, because you will be set up to be the fall guy for some crank the other side tries to plant as Tea Party.

Keep calm, and carry on ;)

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