& the Three Stooges
Since I last posted, the "inevitable" ReThug nominee, that creeps out two thirds of the RePukes, especially the conservative base, had a good week and then a bad spell. With the ability to out spend Newt by four or five to one on negative TeeVee ads in Florida, the Mitt had the country laughing with him at the idea of firing the executive who came to him to suggest a "moon colony." Of course the Newtster, trying to channel his inner JFK, went even farther than just establishing a colony, it would be a U.S. territory, but only until it could become a state. (ht/ Tom Degan's Rant)
"By the end of my second term, we will have the first permanent base on the moon. And it will be American....when we have 13,000 Americans living on the moon they can petition to become a state."
25 January 2012
This is even richer when one learns that the man with more baggage than a Samsonite warehouse (Newt) has always been opposed to statehood for Puerto Rico, which is a lot closer than Alaska or Hawaii and has been a US territory/colony since 1898, being a war spoil from William Hearst's Spanish-American War.
Then the Mittster started what must be perhaps the most egregious attempt to pander to the Latino vote as successfully as he had previously showed how out of touch he is with the poor, unemployed and foreclosed upon by asserting that HE TOO had been worried during his "career" in vulture capitalism once or twice that he might get a pink slip (be fired/downsized/outsourced), by referring to his plutocratic self as the son of an immigrant from Mexico. This of course begs the question of why his dad - former CEO of American Motors, governor of Michigan and perennial ReThug candidate for POTUS - thought he could be preznit without a fake birth certificate. Even John McCain who was born "abroad," in Panama, WAS eligible because his parents were US citizens stationed there while John McLame's dad was serving in the Navy. But Mitt's great grandfather moved to Mexico (with his five wives) when polygamy became illegal in Utah as a condition of statehood for Utah.
Romney's father, former Michigan Gov. George Romney, was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, where Mormons fled in the 1800s to escape religious persecution and U.S. laws forbidding polygamy. He and his family did not return to the United States until 1912, more than two decades after the church issued "The Manifesto" banning polygamy....../snip
Romney has joked about polygamy, saying in various settings that to him, "marriage is between a man and a woman ... and a woman and a woman." But in serious moments he has called the practice "bizarre" and noted his church excommunicates those who engage in it..
Ironically, compared to other recent ReThug candidates for the Oval Office, the Mittster is a real piker, wife wise - say Newt, the Shameful John McPain, and Rudy Guiliani, though this trio never had multiple wives simultaneously, and Newt never made the next wife official until disposing of the existing "sick" one.
But then who cares about a candidate's "private" life, it's the policy, stupid. Not so fast, unless something nuclear happens to the economy or with foreign relations, the last week or so has seen an fresh outbreak of the so-called "culture wars." With Rick "Man on Dog" Santorum surprising most of the pundits with his strong three state sweep last Tuesday of Colorado, Michelle Bachmann's Minnesota and Missouri, not only has the Tea Baggers and crazies maybe found their man, but he may be the best situated to benefit from a revival of the shouting matches about contraception, abortion and same-sex marriage. So we could see a match-up where Democrats will have nowhere to go but Republican-lite Obama and between the dems and the <oxymhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.giforon>sane GOPers</oxymoron> Rick Santorum, the Richie Cunningham of the Three Stooges.
My commenter from my last post will likely be happy that iconoclast Ron Paul did well in the most recent primary/caucus/straw poll event held a couple days ago in Maine. There in a state that sends some of the most moderate and/or independent representatives (think Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, two GOP Senators who voted against Newt's attempt to force Clinton out of the White House over Monica/lying etc.) Romney barely edged out Ron Paul who was a strong second only three percentage points behind him and as I understand may yet win that state due the fact the process there still isn't complete. New England is fertile ground for old school independent/libertarian folks like the good doctor from Texas, whose biggest sin in my eyes was siring Tea Bagger heart throb, Rand Paul, (named after the goddess [not living category] of the Tea Party - Ayn Rand) the new Senator from Kentucky. Knowing better than to waste time and resources where "social/culture issues" aren't top of mind Rick Santorum completely ignored Maine and still got almost half as many votes as Romney. So the actual score in Maine currently is Romney 39% - Not Romney (Ron, Rick, Newt) 58%. If the wing-nuts can get it straight and decide who is the REAL Not Romney, the Mitt could be done.
Meanwhile Back in Canada!
With Spiteful Stevie Harper in Canada licking the boots of the Communist dicktaters in China and Creepy Gordon Campbell ensconced in his regal digs in London, sharing neo-liberal ideas with Cameron and Company the air was somehow fresher in Canada for awhile. But then the Creep returned to deliver a speech at the Vancouver Board of