Archive for October, 2011
The Cocktail Party has already picked our nominee so all of us who do not want Romney as our 2012 nominee should just pack up and go home. It’s over. Romney is it.
Here are the results of the National Journals Political Insiders Poll…
|Rank the top five candidates, 1 through 5, in terms of who you think is most likely to capture the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.|
|CANDIDATE||INSIDERS INDEX SCORE*|
*Methodology: In tallying the rankings, a first-place vote was worth 5 points, a second-place vote was worth 4 points, and so on. The Insiders Index reflects the percentage of points that each contender received out of the maximum possible. For example, Mitt Romney scored an Index rating of 98, meaning he received 98 percent of the possible 525 points, the number he would have if all 105 participants in the poll this week had ranked him first.
The ruling class of the GOP don’t want Herman Cain. They’ve spent too much time and money grooming Mittens to let an outsider like Mr. Cain take the nomination. They seem to be ignoring one little fact…
We the people decide who will be our nominee.
It’s our votes that count…it doesn’t matter what Karl Rove or Charles Krauthammer or Chris Christie or any of the other good little GOP puppets want.
Herman Cain needs our help. NOW. He needs money and he needs volunteers. He needs people on the ground in Iowa and New Hampshire but I ‘m sure his campaign could use help everywhere.
Let’s help Herman Cain win the GOP nomination (and 2012 presidency).
Please go to his campaign website and donate….either your time or money or both.
The American people should decide who’s best for our country.
This weekend, Ron Paul won both National Federation of Republican Assemblies Presidential Straw Poll vote tallies in Iowa, one among Iowa voters only with 82% of the vote, and one tally among non-Iowa voters with 26%. These two tallies were the 13th and 14th straw poll wins for Ron Paul this election season, giving him the straw poll vote lead among all GOP candidates.
NFRA delegates went on to give Rick Santorum the organization’s endorsement, despite the fact that Santorum received only 1% of the vote of Iowa voters who participated in the straw poll. Delegates included Cocktail Party GOP insiders such as former Ohio secretary of state and treasurer Ken Blackwell.
There were two tallies: one of Iowa voters only, and one of non-Iowans who voted in the poll. Paul won both tallies. Here are the results:
In the Iowa voters result:
- Ron Paul: 82%
- Herman Cain: 14.7%
- Rick Santorum: 1%
- Newt Gingrich: 0.9%
- Michele Bachmann: 0.5%
- Rick Perry: 0.5%
- Gary Johnson: 0.2%
- Jon Huntsman: 0%
- Mitt Romney: 0%
It would appear that GOP voters in the Hawkeye State did not receive the Democrat-controlled media’s memo. Among Iowa voters, Democrat-media-annointed “frontrunners” Rich “I Heart Illegals” Perry and Mittens Romneycare got 0.5% of the vote and 0% of the vote, respectively.
In the non-Iowa voter tally:
- Ron Paul: 26%
- Herman Cain: 25%
- Rick Perry: 16%
- Rick Santorum: 16%
- Newt Gingrich: 11%
- Michele Bachmann: 6%
- Mitt Romney: 1%
- Jon Huntsman: 0%
- Gary Johnson: 0%
Ron Paul’s straw poll wins have included the influential Conservative Political Action Committee poll and the Values Voters poll, and he has finished in the top four in eight other straw polls. He lost the Iowa Straw Poll to Iowa native Michelle Bachmann by less than 1% of the vote, ending in a virtual tie.
If you are a low-information voter, and get all your data about the GOP field from the tee vee and dinosaur media, you have been told for the past 5 years that GOP Frontrunner Ron Paul is completely unelectable. He’s a zero! Move along, nothing to see here.
If that’s true–and Ron Paul stands no chance–why is the Democrat-controlled media doing everything in its power to derail Ron Paul’s campaign? Why does the Democrat-Controlled Media feature GOP Frontrunner Ron Paul in just 2% of news stories about the GOP field, when he consistently polls between 10% and 13% (and conversely, why is Rick Perry #1 in news coverage when he only polls at 8%?)
The latest attempt to deep-six the candidacy of GOP Frontrunner Ron Paul is a blog post in The Hill, in which a writer who was previously hostile to Ron Paul is suddenly calling for him to run as a third party candidate. Brent Budowsky writes breathlessly,
It has been said of Mitt Romney that he has been a liberal, a moderate and a conservative. What will the next Mitt Romney be? Is there any serious conservative who trusts him? Of course not. If Ron Paul runs for president as a third-party candidate against Obama and Romney, he changes the entire dynamic of the campaign and totally transforms the national debate….Ron Paul would pick up significant new support running against two establishment figures such as Obama and Romney. He would win support from a wide tier of voters who would see Romney as a distrusted, establishment, old-Wall Street and banking country-club Republican.
Whaaaaa? If Ron Paul is so wonderful compared to Mittens Romneycare (and he is!) and can beat Obama (which he can!), why the hell would he, or anyone, want him to run as a guaranteed loser third-party candidate?
Oh, that’s right–to ensure that Mittens Romneycare is the nominee.
I suspect that the internal polls that are being conducted by the Obama Regime (I mean, Campaign) are showing that GOP Frontrunner Ron Paul can beat Teh Won, especially if disaffected black voters stay home on election day–and Mittens Romneycare can’t.
Ron Paul is in a dead heat with Barack Hussein Obama in many GOP preference polls. In the most recent survey I could find, Ron Paul beats BHO 47% to 28% among independents. And in many states, like New Hampshire, there are more registered Independents than Republicans or Democrats.
GOP Frontrunner Ron Paul has raised over $12,000,000 in campaign contributions, 96% of which come from grassroots individual donors, making him #3 in fundraising behind Mittens and Perry–despite the media blackout. Most recently, Ron Paul supporters raised nearly $3 million during a 5-day Money Bomb, from 44,000 individual donors.
Ron Paul’s top 3 sources of donations are members of the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army and U.S. Navy. He receives more donations from active duty military than all other GOP candidates combined.
And the GOP strategist show below says, “Ron Paul could win–he could win the nomination” because Perry is a flash in the pan, Cain is a neophyte, and “Romney can’t get through the South on Super Tuesday.”
So, the moral of the story is: DON’T LET THE DEMOCRAT-CONTROLLED MEDIA PICK YOUR CANDIDATE.
If they want Ron Paul to run a third-party campaign, there’s a reason for that–and the reason (whatever it is) is bad news for the GOP.
George Will correctly informs Republicans that a President Romney would be too afraid of making actual, hard decisions to save the country from economic ruin
George Will’s new column on Mittens Romneycare is out. You can read it here.
Essentially, Will clearly spells out that Mittens is just not the sort of politician who can be counted on to make tough, unpopular decisions that will be needed to get our economy back on track.
One area of Mittens’ long history of taking both sides of just about every issue that Will highlights is Mittens’ flip-flopping on ethanol subsidies; Mittens changes his opinion base on whom he is speaking to in a room on that particular day.
Ethanol subsidies are part of what’s tanking our economy and driving up food prices around the globe. Some days, Mittens is for them (when he’s sucking up to Iowans) and other days he’s against them (when he’s directly confronted on this by conservatives). Mittens is so afraid of bad media coverage and upsetting people he needs for his rise to power that he just can’t be trusted to do the right thing and end all ethanol subsidies and ethanol requirements in fuel.
Mittens can’t be trusted to do the right thing on anything, and would essentially be Obama-lite as president.
Do you really want this?
If you haven’t heard of James O’Keefe, I would suggest that you go to his website, project veritas and do some catching up.
James uncovered the ACORN fraud, among other big scandals. He is relentless in uncovering the corruption that is embedded in left-wing organizations, and this time he goes after journalists. Those sainted, untouchable elites who think they are above us all.
My hats off to you, James. You nail these suckers. I look forward to more of these videos.
[ NOTE: The above is a clip from the TV show "What's My Line?", in a segment where a panel of celebrities has to guess the identity of a famous person by asking questions. Singer Marian Anderson is the guest, and I love some of the comments left on the YouTube video itself. Someone drew attention to the fact that Marian Anderson fought racism by striving for absolute perfection in her life -- she conducted herself with dignity and grace and commanded respect for her dedication to her craft. In my opinion she thus did more for black people than anyone like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Henry Gates, or anyone else in the Race Industry ever did. ]
For those who have never heard Ms. Anderson sing, I guarantee you will never forget this voice after you’ve heard it:
Today in History:
2004 – In Rome, European heads of state sign the Treaty and Final Act establishing the first European Constitution which, however, failed to be ratified by all signatory countries and therefore never entered into force. When I was in high school and college, various teachers kept insisting there would be a United States of Europe someday (and a United States of Africa too). I think recent events have proved this is never going to happen. I think that’s probably a good thing.
2004 – The Arabic news network Al Jazeera broadcasts an excerpt from a video of Osama bin Laden in which the terrorist leader first admits direct responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attacks and references the 2004 U.S. presidential election. I don’t think killing Osama bing Laden and Muamar Quadaffi help Barack Obama in the least next year. In fact, I think it actually hurts him because I can’t imagine those on the far Left are actually pleased with either of these things happening. What do you think?
1964 – A collection of irreplaceable gems, including the 565 carat (113 g) Star of India, is stolen by a group of thieves (among them is “Murph the surf”) from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. As terrible as this is, I have to admit that heist movies are my absolute favorite. And I really wish the thief in this caper was nicknamed “Murph the Smurf” or “Murph the Serf” instead of “surf”. I would totally pay to see that in theaters.
1964 – The United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar is renamed the United Republic of Tanzania. Zanzibar is one of the greatest disappointments in life. It sounds so beautiful and exotic, so romantic. Like a magical, gleaming planet encircling a distant star. In reality, it’s a dusty s***hole off the African coast that you’d never want to even visit let alone live. Sad.
What are people in your part of the country talking about today?
What was the biggest story from this week, in your opinion?
Another fun Ron Paul video in which he correctly predicts the future. But then again, predicting that Teh Won is going to lie about something is not exactly hard to do.
Listen to The Andrea Shea King show tonight at 930pm EST: we’ll be talking about Herman Cain, Operation Gratitude, and the GOP presidential field
I’m guesting tonight on The Andrea Shea King Show, October 28th, 2011. My segment will start at about 930pm EST/830pm CST or so.
This is my all-time favorite program to guest on because Andrea Shea King is my favorite journalist and radio host. She’s also one of the best people I know and pulls no punches.
We’re going to be talking about Herman Cain, Operation Gratitude’s Halloween Candy Drive, and the field of GOP presidential candidates.
I hope you tune in and listen, or check back later tonight when the show is archived and podcasted.
Please use this thread to ask any questions you’d like asked on the show.
Tune in at 930pm EST and 830pm CST 10/28/2011!
Question: Are there candy shops or other local stores near you that you could tell about the Operation Gratitude Excess Halloween Candy effort underway?
We need some good ideas on how to let your local candy shops and other stores selling Halloween goods know about the Operation Gratitude Excess Halloween Candy effort that’s currently underway.
Operation Gratitude is an organization in Van Nuys, California that’s collecting any excess Halloween candy that people may have and is packing it up to send to our troops overseas in care packages. Since Halloween is next Monday, there’s sure to be a great deal of candy leftover in stores that people didn’t purchase.
I’d like to think of a way to approach store owners and let them know that they can donate this candy to Operation Gratitude if they don’t want this candy to just sit in remainder bins come November.
I’d also love to think of a way to let parents know about Operation Gratitude so they can have the option of sending off a portion of their children’s Trick or Treating take if they don’t want their kids to keep all the candy they get over the coming weekend. Some people squirrel bags of Halloween candy away for enjoyment throughout the year, which is a great way to handle that sudden infusion of treats at the end of October. But other people don’t want to keep that much candy in the house as a temptation…so keeping a portion for the kids to eat and then sending the rest off to Operation Gratitude might be a great new way to handle this issue.
I think it might be a good idea to make up little palm cards to hand out in your neighborhood (or even drop in Trick or Treaters’ bags with the candy you hand out on Halloween night) with the Operation Gratitude information on it so that people know they can send candy to our troops when Halloween is over.
Palm cards are great to take with you if you’re going for a walk. It’s really easy to hand these out to people or slip them into people’s mailboxes as you are walking through your neighborhoods. I’m going with my friend Althea this weekend as she takes her kids to a few Halloween events and plan on passing out cards for Operation Gratitude. I’ll post a JPEG of the palm card I create so you can use them too if you’d like.
Can you think of any way to let others on a national level know about the Operation Gratitude Excess Halloween Candy effort?
Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could help trigger a coast to coast flood of candy to benefit our troops once Halloween was over?
I really love this program, and love the idea of making it a Halloween tradition every year going forward. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, but I just did not feel like dressing up as anything this year and am not inclined to go to any Halloween parties or anything…but I feel this Operation Gratitude effort is a fun way for be to do something Halloween-y in a whole new way.
What think you?
[ NOTE: The video above is from the TV show "What's My Line?", in a segment where a blindfolded panel of celebrities was tasked with guessing the identity of a famous person by asking questions about who the person might be. In this episode, the famous person was singer Mahalia Jackson. This episode was fun for a few reasons: (1) Senator Roland Burris bought Mahalia Jackson's house here in Chicago when he was a young man and (2) the panel keeps referring to a big snowstorm that socked Washington during "the Inauguration" in which Jackson sang for 'the president"...but no one ever says who the president was. So that was a fun mystery for me to solve, guessing what year this was. The show is clearly taped in January of a year after a presidential election, so I narrowed it down to either 1957 or 1961. I debated on just giving you the answer here, but thought you might want to have fun and solve the mini mystery yourself in comments below. ]
Today in History:
2007 – Cristina Fernández de Kirchner becomes the first woman elected President of Argentina. Meanwhile, in the United States, it will now be until 2016 before we have a female president here. Hope for change!
1965 – Construction on the St. Louis Arch is completed. I remember as a kid being mystified by this monument when I first saw it on a family trip through the area. My father would never give a straight answer to anything and was always trying to tell jokes, so he told me it was a giant dimensional portal. For years, I wondered if he was right. Even though I know what it is now, it still kind of makes St. Louis magical to me.
1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis: Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that he had ordered the removal of Soviet missile bases in Cuba. Meanwhile, in 2011, the Obama Administration makes the United States the country that makes down, removes things, apologies, and withdraws as much as possible. Hope! Change! Displays of weakness!
What’s on your minds in your part of the country today?
What are people talking about where you live?
What do you think will be the big stories for today?
Read any really good articles that you think people need to know about?