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Santorum, the American Achmehdinejad, still taking himself seriously

March 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Santorum is Romney’s last, best friend

January 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Since Romney seems unable to tell the simple truth about Gingrish’s unfitness for executive leadership, it’s up to Santorum

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, who is unelectable,  to do the dirty work. There is a cabinet position for santorum in the Romney administration, hey, maybe even the VP position, if he carries the water for Mr Bland

Gingrich: an inch deep and a mile wide, his own anti-message

January 22, 2012 Leave a comment

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What a disaster for the Republicans Gingrich is.  having had 3 years to craft a message of hope, growth, opportunity and fiscal sanity, they have found themselves worshipping the mouth that roared.

Gingrich’s personal life evidences such a lack of discipline that it undermines the party’s claims of bringing sober, responsible, controlled limited government to Washington.  But the republicans have almost enver really stood for limited government except for a few brief shining years in the 80s. Their cozy relationship with multi-national corporations and large scale defense contractors, and their record of spending when in power  surely is convincing that their governing principle is more of the same but with the trough tilted in their direction.

Gingrich will make the campaign and election a personal thing, a battle fo 2 different cults of personality, and make it all about who holds the reins of power in a DC centric scheme of government. The Gingrich myth is for a return to small limited governemnt, but he is making it all about him and grand re-inventions.  That is the antithesis of small government.

Gingrich is tailor made for an outrage-a-day media which needs politicians to write their lead for them, and so Gingrich is their preferred candidate.

Romney’s story lines are so bland and convioluted, and require deep analysis that the press must surely dread the work that opposition reserarch on him would entail.  All they have to do to get good headlines is offer him a microphone, and their week is set.

After 3 years of opportunity to make the anti-Obama case, this is what the republicans have become: a bundle of one liners and dice rolls in the hands of  an ego maniac with little to no self restraint .

Channelling TR? Should have gone for Andrew Jackson

December 8, 2011 1 comment

Gingrich family portrait

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I wish the President would go back a little further and channel Old Rough and Ready, and then get rid of the Fed. It’s hard to fault him though, as he is grasping at straws.

The sad thing is, grasping at straws and just flicking that jab out  keeps the Republicans at bay while they desperately search for their fighter. Gingrich is coming out to toe the line, but if the Democrats ever wanted to design the perfect cartoon to represent the Republicans in the minds of their base its Gingrich. He embodies every stereotype that the Democrats wish were true of all Republicans: undisciplined, tool of the rich, flip flopper, uncaring, believes in differential outcomes while mouthing the words of equality of opportunity; accepts bribes, I mean he was a million dollar historian as a consultant.

That’s much different than Clintoon working with Corzine.

And now Gingrich says he will appoint John Bolton as Sec State: that will gain approximately zero independent voters, consolidate the left wing talking points and not convince any Republicans who aren’t already in his camp.

I’d buy ringside seats for a live unscripted debate though :)

A cunning plan on immigration reform

December 5, 2011 Leave a comment

TOHONO O'ODHAM NATION, AZ - DECEMBER 09: Air i...

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destroy the economy and make the nation a less popular destination

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/americas/arrests-of-illegal-migrants-on-us-mexico-border-plummet/2011/12/02/gIQA6Op8PO_story.html

A plan that clever calls for a 17 day vacation. the good news is that he wont get involved in any legislation. The downside would be if he takes that opportunity to invent new policies as successful as his first 3 years. i dont know if we could stand much more success in realizing his vision.

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