DONE with Classless-in-Chief

Feb 01 2012 Published by under salt

Call me superficial, but I’m done with the lack of civility in the White House and the fact that Newt (according to Drudge) did not call Mitt after his landslide victory in Florida tears it. Mitt is not perfect, but he is the only candidate standing who has the requisite experience turning giant, ailing economic organisms around from sickness to health… And I’m ready to have a little class back.

See ya, Newt. You’ve just proven yourself to be little better than Obama, only fatter with a worse tailor.

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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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Be Inspired – By Mitt Romney!

Jan 11 2012 Published by under salt

Wow.  I didn’t see this live last night, but heard about it this morning so I looked up the text.  What a great speech!  Where has this Mitt Romney been all my life?


“Thank you, New Hampshire! Tonight, we made history!

This state has always been a special place for our family. Ann and I made a home here and we’ve filled it with great memories of our children and grandchildren. And this Granite State moment is one we will always remember.

Tonight, we celebrate. Tomorrow, we go back to work.

We remember when Barack Obama came to New Hampshire four years ago.

He promised to bring people together.

He promised to change the broken system in Washington.

He promised to improve our nation.

Those were the days of lofty promises made by a hopeful candidate. Today, we are faced with the disappointing record of a failed President. The last three years have held a lot of change, but they haven’t offered much hope.

The middle class has been crushed. Nearly 24 million of our fellow Americans are still out of work, struggling to find work, or have just stopped looking. The median income has dropped 10% in four years. Soldiers returning from the front lines are waiting in unemployment lines. Our debt is too high and our opportunities too few.

And this President wakes up every morning, looks out across America and is proud to announce, “It could be worse.”

It could be worse? Is that what it means to be an American? It could be worse?

Of course not.

What defines us as Americans is our unwavering conviction that we know it must be better.

That conviction guides our campaign. It has rallied millions of Americans in every corner of this country to our cause.

Over the last six months, I’ve listened to anxious voices in town meetings and visited with students and soldiers. In break rooms and living rooms, I’ve heard stories of families getting by on less, of carefully planned retirements now replaced by jobs at minimum wage. But even now, amidst the worst economy since the Great Depression, I’ve rarely heard a refrain of hopelessness.

Americans know that our future is brighter and better than these troubled times. We still believe in the hope, the promise, and the dream of America. We still believe in that shining city on a hill.

We know that the future of this country is better than 8 or 9% unemployment.

It is better than $15 trillion in debt.

It is better than the misguided policies and broken promises of the last three years – and the failed leadership of one man.

The President has run out of ideas. Now, he’s running out of excuses. And tonight, we are asking the good people of South Carolina to join the citizens of New Hampshire and make 2012 the year he runs out of time.

President Obama wants to put free enterprise on trial. In the last few days, we have seen some desperate Republicans join forces with him. This is such a mistake for our Party and for our nation. This country already has a leader who divides us with the bitter politics of envy. We must offer an alternative vision. I stand ready to lead us down a different path, where we are lifted up by our desire to succeed, not dragged down by a resentment of success. In these difficult times, we cannot abandon the core values that define us as unique — We are One Nation, Under God.

Make no mistake, in this campaign, I will offer the American ideals of economic freedom a clear and unapologetic defense.

Our campaign is about more than replacing a President; it is about saving the soul of America. This election is a choice between two very different destinies.

President Obama wants to “fundamentally transform” America. We want to restore America to the founding principles that made this country great.

He wants to turn America into a European-style entitlement society. We want to ensure that we remain a free and prosperous land of opportunity.

This President takes his inspiration from the capitals of Europe; we look to the cities and small towns of America.

This President puts his faith in government. We put our faith in the American people.

He is making the federal government bigger, burdensome, and bloated. I will make it simpler, smaller, and smarter.

He raised the national debt. I will cut, cap, and balance the budget.

He enacted job-killing regulations; I’ll eliminate them.

He lost our AAA credit rating; I’ll restore it.

He passed Obamacare; I’ll repeal it.

When it comes to the economy, my highest priority as President will be worrying about your job, not saving my own.

Internationally, President Obama has adopted an appeasement strategy. He believes America’s role as leader in the world is a thing of the past. I believe a strong America must – and will – lead the future.

He doesn’t see the need for overwhelming American military superiority. I will insist on a military so powerful no one would think of challenging it.

He chastises friends like Israel; I’ll stand with our friends.

He apologizes for America; I will never apologize for the greatest nation in the history of the Earth.

Our plans protect freedom and opportunity, and our blueprint is the Constitution of the United States.

The path I lay out is not one paved with ever increasing government checks and cradle-to-grave assurances that government will always be the solution. If this election is a bidding war for who can promise more benefits, then I’m not your President. You have that President today.

But if you want to make this election about restoring American greatness, then I hope you will join us.

If you believe the disappointments of the last few years are a detour, not our destiny, then I am asking for your vote.

I’m asking each of you to remember how special it is to be an American.

I want you to remember what it was like to be hopeful and excited about the future, not to dread each new headline.

I want you to remember when you spent more time dreaming about where to send your kids to college than wondering how to make it to the next paycheck.

I want you to remember when you weren’t afraid to look at your retirement savings or the price at the pump.

I want you to remember when our White House reflected the best of who we are, not the worst of what Europe has become.

That America is still out there. We still believe in that America.

We still believe in the America that is a land of opportunity and a beacon of freedom. We believe in the America that challenges each of us to be better and bigger than ourselves.

This election, let’s fight for the America we love. We believe in America.

Thank you. God bless you. And God bless the United States of America.”

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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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My Man… Mitt?

Dec 05 2011 Published by under salt


Mitt Romney may well turn out to be a Reagan-esque President.  It would not surprise me at all if he did.

But I’m not feeling the love, you know?

I have significant issues with him, but the guy knows how to turn lemons into lemonade and we need that desperately right now.


Mitt Romney 2012…

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Obama & Perry Campaigns’ Internal Polling

Nov 03 2011 Published by under salt

UPDATE III: 5:05pm Eastern:  Herman Cain spent the 4pm-5pm hour with Sean Hannity on the radio.  The one question I really wanted asked was ‘Have you ever been unfaithful to your wife?’. Hannity didn’t ask it. Ok… but you know what?  I’m ‘hiring’ Herman based on his character and trustworthiness.  I’m one of those knuckle-draggers who believes that if you lie to your wife you’ll lie to your country.  Call me quaint but I believe it.  Herman gave a good interview, and I’m comforted by it, and my support remains solid… but I’d really like an answer to that question.

UPDATE II 2:22pm Eastern:  Evidently Gloria Berger-Meister-Meister-Burger over at CNN has MORE vicious slander about someone who alleges no touching, no sex, no skin, nothing even remotely substantial, crashing on Herman’s couch once… Uh-huh.  I guess because she’s female and white this is significant?  

UPDATE, THU 9:25am Eastern: I’ve been watching/listening/reading media for three hours since I wrote this around dawn this morning, and not seen ANYONE with analysis like this on the big stage ANYWHERE defending Herman Cain with the SPECIFICS I’VE OUTLINED BELOW.  If you agree, PLEASE FORWARD THIS BLOG POST TO A FRIEND AND EXHORT THEM TO FORWARD IT TO THEIR FRIENDS!  The link you can cut and paste to this specific post is:

As I write this very early Thursday morning, we still have no specifics, no women, no pictures, nothing to back up these claims of ‘harassment’ on Herman Cain.

As I’ve written previously:  To this day, I remember Paula Jones’ bad perm.  We all still live in the fresh hell of Anthony Weiner’s weiner picture still in our minds’ eye  We remember the testimony that Bubba dropped trou and said ‘Wanna kiss it’?

In short, we had faces, names, quotes and witnesses who backed them up.  We have witnesses now who say they saw something in a restaurant and a talk-radio station hallway but won’t give specifics.  Unlike the original complainants, these ‘witnesses’ are not bound by any legal covenant.  Note, too, the venues we are talking about:  a restaurant and a radio station hallway are public places; not a hotel room or other private place… These people, Cain’s accusers & so-called witnesses are just throwing out fire-bombs of innuendo.  And speaking of throwing firebombs of innuendo…

…We have the reporters in the initial Politico story not giving details about exactly what happened, in, as they themselves have framed it, some gentlemanly effort to protect the woman…  Content, evidently with the result, which is to slander the reputation of the #1 GOP Presidential candidate, which is the only possible result from publishing with such a thin story if you have zero publishing standards but 110% agenda.  (Parenthetically,didn’t Politico get some Soros money a few months back? I know Media Matters did.  Duh.  But didn’t Politico?)

Cain has accused Perry of doing this, based on the reasonable conclusion that since someone with knowledge of the 1990′s settlement went to work for him 2 weeks ago. 10 days ago the story bubbled then hit the front page Sunday night.

This morning I awake to see that Drudge has some stories that Rahm Emmanuel may have had a hand in this.

Okay… I’m not suggesting that this was co-ordinated between the two, but if you can’t follow the money the second best thing is benefit.  Who does this benefit?

For GOP it would be Perry, of course, because it must be killing them, just fricking vexing to them that their guy, who started with so much heat, can’t get out of the cool basement of single digits.  

For Democrats the natural beneficiary to taking Cain down a peg or two would be Obama, of course, who has been campaigning all along like Romney is going to be their opponent.  

CONSIDER:  They’ve spent campaign money already putting out ads & talking points as though Romney is their guy.  Ferkryssakes!  What do you think this whole OWS thing is?  It’s an effort to foment civil unrest, next summer, during the conventions, after having spent the winter painting Romney as a Wall Street guy – their named enemy.

I’d bet my HOUSE it’s not just the polls we see on television & the internet that have Cain #1.  I’d bet these campaigns have internal polling – always far more accurate & detailed – that shows Herman Cain’s support far, far, far, far, far stronger than anyone’s previously suspected and each campaign looked at it like good campaigns do and said, ‘Where’s his soft-underbelly?  What’s the biggest balloon on these numbers we can prick to deflate this Cain train and stop it’?


Cain’s support rests largely on a huge amount of good-will.  Ephemeral good will. 

Make him a philanderer and…

Look – Obama can’t – CAN’T - face a strong black man in the General.  It’ll look like the 98-pound weakling punk-ass kid, clutching his trust-fund paid Harvard degree getting a finger-wagging scolding from his grandfather telling him to quit his nancy-boy whining, man-up, and get the frickin’ job done.

He’ll lose, and he knows it.

Therefore, based on all the foregoing, I, for one, believe the internal polls told them the Cain train was coming and Rahm was set loose – and Perry planted the story.

Sigh… This is going to be a long Primary.

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Annie Prediction Comes True in ONE DAY

Nov 01 2011 Published by under salt

 Sometimes I’m just that good…

Early yesterday morning I predicted that Herman Cain would score a big cash bonanza from people being royally p*ssed off that he was being so grievously slimed.  Even MSNBC commies like Herman, because he inspires genuine affection. Not Bubba affection.  Genuine affection.  But here’s where the Bubba-lovers figured wrong – and – I think, Mitt Romney/Karl Rove figured wrong when they planted this story (That’s just my theory).  This ain’t 1996 anymore.  We’ve got internet, Fox, talk radio… We didn’t have that then.  Not broadly, anyway.  It was all in it’s infancy.  And the electorate is far more sophisticated than it was then about the occasional uptight, humorless b*tch trying to get a cash payday over nothing, – because she heard about Anita Hill from her Flashdance-at-the-gym BFF’s – which is what it appears this case was.  In short -


To quote Charlie Sheen:  WINNING!

Not only was I right, I was RECORD-BREAKING right.  They had their biggest ever day of on-line fundraising, with donations coming in from people righteously clicking in their $upport!

From The Washingon TImes,  under the headline of:

Cain Campaign has Biggest Online Fundraising Day

‘…The campaign raised $250,000 in online donatinos in one day. However, one Cain campaign source confirmed to me that the fundraising for Monday is well over $300,000.’

Keep it up MSNBC… It only helps the cause!

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Harry’s Hanes

Oct 09 2011 Published by under salt

With all the uproar about Mormonism being a cult, it begs the question:  Has anyone ever asked Harry Reid about his magic underpants?

Of course not.

I knew the answer.  It just makes me feel better to make a quick little blog protest about it.

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