While you were busy enjoying your bread and circuses yesterday, operatives from the Nevada GOP–aided and abetted by all four cable “news” networks–were busily manipulating the results of the Nevada Caucuses, handing another undeserved victory to Mittens “It’s My Turn, Peasants” Romneycare.
You probably aren’t aware of this, because the TeeVee told you that Mitt Romney won, nothing to see here, move along now, after a mere 5% of the vote had been counted.
But what the TeeVee didn’t tell you–for about an entire day–is that the Nevada GOP refused to release the results from Clark County, Nevada’s most populous county and the home of 60% of Nevada’s registered voters. In fact, as of this writing, more than 30 hours after the last caucus closed, the Nevada Caucuses are still not decided. (Well, not in the “lawfully and transparently counting the votes to see who got the most” sense. They’ve already been decided in the “we count the votes, and we already decided in advance that Mittens was going to win” sense.)
Here’s some coverage of the “special caucus” that Newt’s billionaire casino magnate backer bought for him. It was the last caucus that took place, and is in Clark County, where 60% of all Nevada voters are located. Later that night, CNN also aired the live counting of the votes at that caucus. In the video below, CNN joins the event at the point where the candidates’ supporters were giving stump speeches. Over two dozen caucus voters spoke on Ron Paul’s behalf, in an audience that was expected to be largely Seventh-Day Adventists and Orthodox Jews. Romney, Gingrich and Santorum only inspired two or three supporters to speak on their behalf, according to one witness who voted at the caucus.
Here are the results, counted and announced live on CNN:
Ron Paul: 183
Mittens Romney: 61
Newt Gingrich: 57
Rick Santorum: 16
It’s remarkable that the total is so high, given the fact that the caucus organizers forced those who wanted to vote to sign a “religious declaration” affidavit before giving them a ballot, likely in violation of the Voting Rights Act.
Even with religious discrimination the results favored Ron Paul, as the Paul campaign expected, based on their internal polling. (At some point in the past two weeks, I read that the Paul campaign had identified over 20,000 definite Ron Paul voters in advance of the caucuses. I’ll post a source if I can find it.)
Ron Paul’s vote totals have more than doubled in every primary or caucus so far over his 2008 totals, and since he has had a massive organization in Nevada for four years, and Nevada is a libertarian state, he was expected to either win or tie for first place. And in the ONE large Clark County caucus where the votes were counted in public, on live television, Ron Paul won by a landslide, as was expected.
Apparently, that was bad news for those in the Cocktail Party GOP in Nevada.
Miraculously, “irregularities” were quickly found that required the party operatives to sequester themselves in a smoke-filled room and “recount” the votes from Clark County (until they get the totals they had decided upon in advance?)
At 3:10 a.m. Monday, nearly 10% of the votes have still not been reported. At this point, Ron Paul is listed in third place with only 5,901 votes–fewer votes than he received in 2008, when he placed second to Mitt Romney in the Nevada caucuses.
And just as miraculously, the chairwoman of the GOP in Nevada resigned effective 12:01 Sunday morning, in a move she claimed was pre-planned and had nothing whatsoever to do with the voter fraud the Nevada GOP was apparently undertaking.
Move along, peasants. Nothing to see here. Turn up the surround sound and pass the hot wings.
This “Terry Tate, Office Linebacker” commercial originally aired during the Super Bowl in 2003…introducing the world to a marvelous character that I’m sure many have fantasized about having work in their own offices.
I never picked up on this before now, but the men who get tackled by Terry remind me a lot of the highly-paid (to lose elections) idiot consultants and (terrible at their jobs) strategists the Cocktail Party GOP establishment relies so heavily upon. Watch the videos, and you’ll see their smugness, their nonstop desire to fit-in and be well-liked, and the clownishness with which they conduct themselves.
I’ve been to both DNC and RNC headquarters in DC and can tell you that both parties are full of these kinds of guys — all in their twenties and thirties, behaving like the clowns that Terry tackles for not having covers on their TPS reports.
Since Terry Tate can’t start work at Cocktail Party headquarters to clean that place out…how about channeling a little of his spirit, wherever you live, and start thinking of ways that you can be a sort of work-from-home “Establishment Linebacker” to start socking it to the people who are responsible for pushing another “It’s his turn to be the nominee!” destined-t0-lose candidate towards the Republican nomination this year?
Reasons Romney Will Lose to Obama: #2 He Says Things In Public That Even Thurston Howell III Wouldn’t Say Aloud
[ Click above to embiggen: Reason #2 of Why Willard “Mittens” Romney Will Lose to Barack Obama ]
Can you think of any more quotes attributable to Willard “Mittens” Romney that Democrats will use against him in a generation election to paint him as the quintessential embodiment of what the Occupy Wall Street astroturfed protests were created to rail against?
Remember: one of the things Democrats are exponentially better at than Republicans is using words to their maximum impact — and also slightly tweaking things someone said to the full advantage of The Tolerant Left. For example, in 2008 Governor Sarah Palin never said that she could see Russia from her house; the actual quote was that you can see Russia from Alaska because Alaskan Bering Sea islands are incredibly close to Siberian islands off the coast of Russia. Tina Fey and Saturday Night Live tweaked what she said and added the “from my house” part to caricature the Governor as stupid (a classic attack on Republicans, whom the Tolerant Left forever portrays as dim-witted, backwards, saurian, or needlessly cruel in order to alienate Independent voters from the GOP).
Romney gives Democrats more ammunition — on a rolling basis — than any Republican presidential candidate in memory because he feeds so directly into the caricature the Tolerant Left needs to create of him in order to secure Barack Obama’s re-election.
What else has he said that Democrats will lampoon?
Besides Thurston Howell III, what other callous, super-wealthy, out-of-touch characters from fiction will Democrats use to further alienate Independents from voting Republican in the fall if Romney is the nominee?
Addressing this stuff now means we will have nine months to come up with some creative way to mitigate this if indeed the Cocktail Party GOP establishment gets its way and Romney is installed as the “it’s his turn!” nominee that’s destined to lose the general election in Dole and McCain fashion.
I didn’t watch the debate last night. I couldn’t stomach it. I think we’ve seen enough debates to know what everyone is going to say to the same old tired questions that idiots like Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulus ask. I did follow what was happening on Twitter. I prefer to read what other’s think. The primary reason for last night’s debate was to see if Newt, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry, Jon Huntsman and Ron Paul were going to go after Mittens. The LSM wanted a bloodbath….they wanted a GOP remake of “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (with Newt, of course, playing Freddie Kreuger). They didn’t get it though. Sure there were some zings thrown here and there but they were just little cat scratches compared to the damage that could have been done by Freddie’s knives.
I truly believe that Newt wanted to do the unexpected. He didn’t want to give the left a “see we told you so” debate. He took all the hot…toxic…foul air out of their balloons. They are absolutely depressed over last night’s debate. Here’s a quote from MSNBC news this morning…
“A Saturday night debate in Manchester yielded few defining moments, and did little to add new scrutiny that had been expected of Mitt Romney, the frontrunner in the Granite State’s primary on Tuesday.”
They are hoping and praying that round 2 (this morning’s debate) will yield at least a pint or two of Romney’s blood. They desperately want the GOP to slaughter each other between now and November so that Obama…the most un-American President in the history of our country…can win re-election and continue his path of destruction.
I love Newt Gingrich. He’s the right man for the job. I do not like Mitt Romney. He is no real friend of conservatives. I do not like the GOP establishment and their blind stupidity….but I hate Barack Obama and all that he and his goons are doing to this magnificent nation. I will fight to keep Mittens off the GOP ballot but if he is the nominee…I will fight for him.
We can not let EVIL win in November.
QUESTION: Why Did Jack Ryan Drop Out of Illinois Senate Race in 2004 (which paved the way for Obama’s rise)
I had always heard that Jack Ryan dropped out of that race (the 2004 Senate race where Barack Obama ultimately was elected to the Senate). Are you saying that the Repubs pressured him out, or that he could have run if they had stuck by him?
(Backstory: When Jack Ryan was running against Dr Utopia for the US Senate, the Ryans’ (sealed) divorce records were mysteriously unsealed and leaked to the press. Though the divorce itself was amicable – Jeri “Seven of Nine” Ryan had nothing to do with the leak – the records were deeply embarrassing to Jack Ryan. He ended up leaving the race. The Party of Stupid decided to run Alan Keyes in his place. And that’s how Barack Obama became a U.S. Senator.)
The above was a comment that I lifted off another thread and wanted to answer here because a lot of people don’t know the story of how Barack Obama’s rise to the presidency was set in motion. The only reason Obama is President today is because the criminally stupid Cocktail Party fools in the Illinois GOP — the very same people who are pushing Willard “Mittens” Romneycare’s nomination in 2012 — demanded Jack Ryan withdraw from the Senate race in 2004 after he had already won the nomination.
Ryan is the ex-husband of Jerri Ryan, a woman who played a cyborg of some sort on the Star Trek series that many people apocryphally believe starred Katherine Hepburn as a spaceship captain; Ryan, the actress, currently plays a mortician on some CBS show where Dana Delany drinks chardonnay while solving crimes as a medical examiner. During their marriage, Jack Ryan used to openly talk about sexual fantasies he had of his wife Jerri, the most graphic of which is that Jack wanted to fly his wife to Paris and take her to the Cleopatra Club — which was a high-priced sex dungeon where the two of them could have sex in front of other wealthy people while utilizing various swings and other contraptions. The Ryans never did any of this — it was purely Jack’s fantasy, and he wanted to do this with his own wife (while other men and women watched them). When filing for divorce, Jerri’s divorce attorney put references to these fantasies into the filing to embarrass Jack (who wanted to have a political career). The intent on Jerri’s part was to force a quick and lucrative divorce settlement so that the Cleopatra Club fantasies would never get out into the open.
In essence, Jerri Ryan blackmailed Jack Ryan into a much more generous divorce settlement than she would have received if she hadn’t made his unrealized sex fantasies a part of the filing.
The divorce agreement was supposed to be sealed and unavailable to reporters; once she had her loot, Jerri Ryan never talked about any of the Cleopatra Club stories again. Her intent was never to hurt Ryan, just to blackmail him for the best divorce settlement possible.
Flashforward to 2004. The Obama Senate campaign illegally obtains Jack Ryan’s sealed divorce filing and sees the Cleopatra Club references. Obama’s operatives release the embarrassing sexual fantasy material to the media, and the criminally stupid Cocktail Party here in Illinois makes the decision to force Ryan to withdraw from the Senate race after he was already picked as the nominee. I need to use bold for this, but Jack Ryan would have won that Senate race if the Cocktail Party GOP establishment had not forced him off the ballot.
Barack Obama would not have been elected to the Senate in 2004, and he would not have been elected President in 2008. None of the terrible things that have happened to our country in the last three years would have taken place if the criminally stupid Cocktail Party hadn’t forced Ryan to withdraw from the Senate race for having sexual fantasies about his own wife.
After they got rid of Jack Ryan, the Cocktail Party decided it was Alan Keyes’ turn to run for Senate…even though he had never lived in Illinois. Keyes quickly bought as small a parcel of land as he could find and the Cocktail Party slapped him onto the ballot to run against Obama. The end result wasn’t even close.
A Senate race the Republicans would have won was lost in Illinois because the Cocktail Party GOP establishment insisted “Alan Keyes was more electable” and they maneuvered to take the man people wanted to vote for off the ballot and force their “it’s his turn!’ candidate in his place.
That’s all in bold, too, because the Cocktail Party is up to these sorts of trick in Virginia and in other states as the 2012 primary race is underway and they are doing everything they can to force Willard “It’s His Turn!” Romneycare onto voters as the GOP nominee…when fewer people want this than wanted Alan Keyes in 2004 here in Illinois.
This is how the “Party of Stupid” has earned its reputation.
But — amazingly — EVERY SINGLE PERSON responsible for this still has his job with the Illinois GOP, is still calling the shots in Illinois, and is currently working for the Romneycare campaign.
K.D. for H.B.
Last week, someone posted in the comment section of one of the Hillbuzz articles that we had turned into a Ron Paul site so I thought I would chime in and make a correction. I am not a fan of Ron Paul. I have never taken him seriously as a GOP contender and always just thought of him as an annoying distraction. Until now. If the polls are to be believed, he could very well win Iowa. Disturbing. It would most likely end there for him (hopefully) but it does make you sit up and take a healthier look at him and what he believes and some very disturbing things are bobbing to the surface. Like any candidate that is taking a lead in the polls…media scrutiny is part of the territory. I have to say that I agree with his general theory that less government is ideal. I know that Ron Paul wants to get rid of many (or most) of the government agencies and for that I applaud him but his foreign policy views scare the hell out of me. Islam is a very big threat to the United States…Iran is a very big threat to the United States…we can’t ignore them and leave them alone. A nuclear attack from Iran would change life as we know it. Like it or not, the world counts on us… and our current president wants to weaken us to the point that we are no longer able to protect those who want to live free. In the words of the great Ronald Reagan…
“You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.”
So, like all the other candidates, Ron Paul is having to answer questions about his past and there’s plenty of skeletons to dig out of his closet. Here are a few things you may (or may not) know about Congressman Paul.
1. Did you know that Ron Paul endorsed Cynthia McKinney in 2008 as the Green Party candidate? Yep…you read that right. Instead of endorsing McCain/Palin (or remaining silent) he actually endorsed one of the looniest humans to ever walk the Earth…Cynthia “I love Muammar Qaddafi” McKinney.
2. I know this has been covered on here before but did you know that Ron Paul thinks that Bradley Manning is a patriot? Yep…the Bradley Manning who gave stolen classified military documents to Wiki-leaks to be exposed to the world? How could an American presidential candidate actually voice support for someone who knowingly put our troops lives in danger?
3. Did you know that in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, Congressman Paul had a monthly newsletter called Ron Paul’s Freedom Report? This newsletter made very controversial anti-gay, anti-Semitic and anti-black statements. One newsletter claimed that gays were trying to infect other Americans with AIDS by compromising our blood supply. Another stated that order was established during the LA riots only because the blacks had to go pick up their welfare checks. Paul has tried to distance himself from the newsletters by saying that he did not write the articles but they were written in the first person (as if by him) with no other name in the byline and Mr. Paul profited over a million dollars from the newsletters. Whether he wrote all the newsletters or only some of them, he should have been aware of what was being written in his name. He has been given a free pass on these newsletters because no one has taken him seriously as a presidential candidate but in light of his poll numbers in Iowa…he has some explaining to do.
Whether you love Ron Paul or hate him…you have to ask this question…
If Ron Paul is so libertarian that he won’t even police people who use his name, if his movement is filled with incompetents and opportunists, then what kind of a president would he make? Would he even check in to see if his ideas are being implemented? Who would he appoint to Cabinet positions?
For the record…Kevin and I have discussed at great lengths the current GOP field and agree that currently Newt Gingrich would be the best man for the job (unless Sarah decides to jump in and save the day…how wonderful would that be?). Rick Perry is also a good man but may have done too much damage to himself during the debates to recover fully. We both were greatly disappointed by the demise of Herman Cain, who clearly was not ready for prime-time. I am almost completely burned out by this political roller coaster and we haven’t even begun the primaries yet. The people that I used to admire and respect (Charles Krauthammer, George Will, Ann Coulter, Nikki Haley etc.) have really let me down and have proven to all be establishment cocktail party hacks. I’m not sure where the Tea Party is in all of this mess. Who are they supporting? Have they made any statements? Will we be stuck with Romney? Will Ron Paul launch a 3rd party bid should he not be the GOP nominee or will he accept defeat so as not to damage his son Rand’s political career?
What are your thoughts?
Well, there’s just not much more I can say about it, really.
“Though Dole’s endorsement is not much of a surprise this election cycle, he went a different route in 2008 when Romney made his first bid for the nomination. Four years ago Romney got in some hot water when he said that Dole – who had written a letter supporting eventual Republican nominee Senator John McCain – was the last person he would want a letter from.
Dole was Senate majority leader at the same time that Newt Gingrich – one of Romney’s main rivals in the quest to unseat Obama – was speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
But the two Republican congressional leaders were often at loggerheads, with Dole often frustrated by Gingrich’s firebrand personality. An exasperated Dole once said to Gingrich: “You pay a penalty for leadership. If you don’t want to pay the penalty, maybe you ought to find some other line of work.”
The American taxpayer was swindled to the tune of $786 billion for the TARP bailout of banks that were “too big to fail.” But at least we knew about it.
Thanks to language inserted into the Dodd-Frank bill by Ron Paul, a partial and very begrudging audit of the Federal Reserve has revealed that some of Mittens Romneycare’s biggest donors got over $7.7 TRILLION in secret, smoke-filled-room, under-the-table bailouts from the Federal Reserve.
It took three years of Freedom of Information Act requests by Bloomberg to get details of the secret bailouts and the massive swindle of the American people they represented.
The entire Bloomberg exposé is here. It’s very long and detailed…and the more you read, the angrier you will get.
For a Cliff’s Notes version, check out this commentary from The American Spectator. Here’s an excerpt (emphasis added):
On Sunday evening, Bloomberg News published a story that confirmed the worst suspicions of bailout critics. The article revealed that trillions of dollars of emergency loans the Federal Reserve disbursed during financial crisis went to the biggest banks, ultimately providing firms then on the edge of collapse with a $13 billion profit. According to Bloomberg, the Federal Reserve’s total emergency commitments to big banks like Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley number $7.7 trillion when the previously unknown loans are taken into account.
Bloomberg’s expose makes it clear, three years afterward, that the infamous Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), which divided the country and ignited at least one mass protest movement (if not two), was never more than a sideshow when compared to the bailouts authorized by the Fed. TARP only allocated $700 billion for bailouts, and a significant portion of those funds were never used.
The Bloomberg story, reported by Bob Ivry, Bradley Keoun, and Phil Kuntz, needs no editorializing, because the facts alone are damning. The article notes that banks like Citigroup and Bank of America would have had less success lobbying against regulations limiting their rent-seeking activities had the public and Congress known that only trillions of dollars in Fed loans kept them afloat. There is little doubt that, as the authors conclude, “taxpayers paid a price beyond dollars as the secret funding helped preserve a broken status quo and enabled the biggest banks to grow even bigger.”
The Fed’s various emergency lending programs, TARP, and the other bailouts undertaken by the government, together, saved the banking system but shortchanged the broader public. That was apparent well before Bloomberg uncovered this latest information, which only reveals the full scope of the swindle.
It turns out that the Obummer Regime isn’t against all budget cuts. Cutting benefits for retired military is just fine with the Narcissist In Chief…and his buddy John McCain (RINO – Arizona).
In his latest “reach across the aisle,” Juan McAmnesty has joined forces with the vile Carl Levin to shaft the dedicated men and women who have served in our all-volunteer armed forces, and cut their health care and retirement benefits. As reported by Fox News,
The American Legion has sent a letter to every member of the House and Senate pleading with them to spare health care benefits. The Veterans of Foreign Wars has urged its 2 million members, their families and friends to contact lawmakers and deliver the same message.
The two groups were unnerved when both parties’ leaders on the Senate Armed Services Committee — Carl Levin, D-Mich., and John McCain, R-Ariz. — recommended that the special deficit-cutting supercommittee look at raising enrollment fees and imposing restrictions on the military’s health care program, known as TRICARE. Current military members would be grandfathered in.
McCain and Levin also favored creating a commission to look at military retirement benefits and make recommendations for changes.
Somehow the Obama Regime can find money for endless parties, state dinners, vacations, “date nights,” Solyndra, Fast and Furious, Cash for Clunkers, GM, AIG, payoffs to unions, a vastly bloated federal bureaucracy, and more national debt than all other previous presidents combined, but it’s just “too costly” to take care of the men and women who risk their lives on a daily basis on our behalf.
And what’s more disgusting is that RINO John McCain is right there with ‘em, ready to throw retired veterans under the bus.
However, not every so-called Republican was prepared to go along to get along. GOP Frontrunner Ron Paul, one of only two veterans running for the GOP nomination, reacted to proposed cuts in benefits with an open letter to Teh Won that makes me want to stand up and cheer. This is what a REAL Republican sounds like. Can you imagine Mittens Romneycare writing a letter like this?
Dear President Obama,
“As a Doctor, an Air Force Veteran, and Congressman, who serves on the Foreign Affairs Committee and has always fought for the best interest of our troops, I was deeply concerned to learn that our military retirees are now facing benefit cuts under your proposed $1.5 trillion dollar tax hike.
“Our military men and women have fought bravely. In exchange, our country made a promise to them, and we must honor it.
“There are trillions of dollars in unwise and unconstitutional spending we must cut. There are few other leaders in Washington willing to cut spending as deeply as I am and truly balance our budget. But, we must make sure we take care of our Veterans who fought to take care of us.
“We have put our troops in harm’s way, and we must honor our promises. And, our troops have paid a heavy price these past ten years. Over 5,000 have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan, 40,000 have seen crushing injuries, and hundreds of thousands more suffer from brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder.
“Failing to meet the promises we have made to our troops would be unjust and immoral. The cuts you announced yesterday, combined with the rumored cuts in benefits reported in publications like Army Times, have our soldiers and Veterans deeply concerned.
“Mr. President, instead of cutting our Veterans benefits, I call on you to support our troops. Support them by bringing them home to our shores, to protect our borders and defend our country. Ensure that they are rested and equipped to repel any real credible attack. Re-unite them with their families. And, make sure they no longer play policeman in dangerous foreign civil wars.
“Cutting the benefits of our Veterans benefits while we subsidize the security of other wealthy nations like Germany and Japan and play World Policeman makes no sense. The money we would save extracting our fighting men and women and our equipment from overseas conflicts and regions will more than offset the savings you seek by upending the manner in which veterans receive care.
“Bringing our troops home would ensure that we keep the promise to our Veterans, strengthen our national defense and secure our borders.
“Do not mistake me for a pacifist or a person solely focused on the economics of the unsustainable global security and state-building that has helped our country arrive at the shores of financial ruin. On the contrary, I consider my military service as an Air Force flight surgeon during the Cold War to be among my highest personal and professional achievements.
“Authentic, Constitutionally-sound national security — a strong national defense — begins with guarding our borders and not the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.
“Mr. President, I call upon your to support our troops, honor our Veterans, and ensure our wounded get the care they deserve. To do so, we must end these protracted, trillion-dollar wars and bring them home.”
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.