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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See ya, Newt

Jan 11 2012 Published by under salt


Rally will feature Gingrich, Clyburn


Any “conservative” who thinks sharing a stage with that Progressive-Redistributionist-Socialist (Clyburn is literally a member of the Democratic Socialists of America) is no conservative.

See ya.

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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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Too Arrogant?

Nov 15 2011 Published by under salt

Don’t get me wrong – I love 90% of the content of Newt’s debate performances and regard them as distinctly brilliant, and I will vote for him, or Bugs Bunny if he’s the GOP nominee.  We’ve got to remove Obama, but I have grave concerns about his arrogance.

Now, I know it would be civics porn seeing him wipe the frickin’ floor with Bam-Bam in a debate.  That alone would be worth the price of admission – seriously.

But remember how the Lefties droned on & frickin’ on about how Bush couldn’t “admit a mistake?”  There wasn’t as much to that propaganda as the Lefties would like, in my opinion, but it wasn’t completely toothless.  There was some there there with that complaint.  So I ask you, my conservative friends:

Do you think Newt will ever think he’s wrong about anything?

Do you think he’ll take counsel about constitutional matters from anyone?  Never mind just simple policy matters, which I think he’ll be equally intransigent and arrogant about.

Because I think he’s wrong about Al-Awaki.  I know I break from the conservative pack on this, but I have grave slippery-slope concerns about a bunch of guys in a smoke-filled back room deciding we can kill an American citizen with impunity.  Especially when you A/B compare how we got Bin Laden!

Do you mean to tell me we value non-American citizen Bin Laden sufficiently to risk our Seals lives to literally drop in (then punch his ticket), but we can’t do the same thing for one of our own?  And extract him alive?  With what he knows?

What’s the point of having a Constitution if you’re not going to defend it when it’s hard?  Really, really, hard?  

What’s the point of having a Constitution unless you defend it – with, to paraphrase, “your lives, your fortune and your sacred honor?”

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Alone w/his Principles, in the Oval. Who to Trust?

Nov 06 2011 Published by under salt

History teaches us that the Presidency is a very lonely job, reliant as it is on what is ultimately, and often only, the deeply held principles of one man.

If anything new can be said to have come out of last night’s debate between Herman Cain & Newt Gingrich, it’s the stark relief of the milieu in which each man operates.

Herman’s the big-picture guy. Newt’s the bulldog.  Each uniquely suited to operating at the peak of their powers where they’ve been, and where they’re going – together.

Herman looks at an entity holistically, as an entire organism, and breathes life into it based on proven, sound, principles. He knows these principles, and believes deeply in them. Deep enough to have roots resistant to rot.

Newt’s the boots on the ground. He’s brilliant dodging bullets, finding the exit in the maze, and making the rules work for him, knowing them as well as he does. I have no doubt he could be the big-picture guy, but I worry the elixir of corruption is too sweet, too tempting to him.  I don’t trust Newt alone in the Oval Office with his principles.

I do trust Herman.

The two of them together will save the Republic.

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Pot Calling the Kettle African-American

May 17 2011 Published by under salt

Another brilliant column at NewsBusters following up on the pile of steaming cr*p talking points MS/NBC has been stepping in since The Messiah showed up on the scene. They’re still burning over there about David Gregory’s shameless inquiry to (I will never ever ever ever vote in a primary for) Newt Gingrich on MTP Sunday morning. Then at the bottom of the article they listed a few more examples of MSNBC being plantation hypocrites. It’s good eatin’.

Mark Levin Accuses NBC News of Racism and ‘Promoting Racial Division in This Country’

Excerpt: …Conservative talk radio host Mark Levin specifically called out NBC News not only for its on-air talent being blindingly white, but also for promoting racial division in this country

Read the whole thing here ->



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May 15 2011 Published by under salt


DAVID GREGORY, HOST: What, what about jobs? Jobless rate now at 9 percent. You gave a speech on Friday in Georgia, and you said the following about this president:

Videotape -> NEWT GINGRICH: You want to be a country that creates food stamps, in which case frankly Obama’s is an enormous success. The most successful food stamp president in American history. Or do you want to be a country that creates paychecks? (end tape)

GREGORY: First of all, you gave a speech in Georgia with language a lot of people think could be coded racially-tinged language, calling the president, the first black president, a food stamp president.

GINGRICH: Oh, come on, David.

What a PERFECT reaction!  Newt then goes on to remind David that those are FACTS… but, as we’ve all become all too painfully aware, even the mere observation of facts, of simple frigging data, is a reason to finger someone as a racist.  I won’t be voting for Newt in the primaries (I’ll vote for Bugs Bunny in the general, though), but NG gets props for a simply wonderful, purely human reaction to DG’s shameless, whore-ish, inanity.

See the whole clip & read the rest of the transcript at the always wonderful NewsBusters:

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