Posts Tagged ‘Cocktail Party GOP establishment
Sometimes, the opening theme to “Challenge of the Superfriends” plays in my head when I start thinking about all the various forces aligned against America’s best interests today.
On that show — a favorite of mine as a little boy with jet black hair growing up in Cleveland (where the easiest and most-often deployed Halloween costumes were always Superman, James Bond, or Dracula) — the most sinister villains of all time banded together from remote galaxies to whale on everything good and decent in the world; it took a revolutionary and unlikely team-up of eclectic and unique individuals, with different talents, to thwart the “Legion of Doom”.
So it is now, in 2012, with George Soros (the closest this world has ever seen to a non-cartoon version of Lex Luthor) and the assemblage of Leftists, anarchists, Communists, Islamists, and lunatics (but I repeat myself) who’ve long colluded with the would-be aristocrats in the Cocktail Party establishment’s permanent political class to actively plot against America and all that our nation stands for.
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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.
I rarely watch Saturday Night Live anymore. I’m old enough to remember a time when some of America’s greatest comedians were in the cast, and the show was consistently funny. (Yes, I’m dating myself.)
Anyway, this sketch on SNL last night was a riot…and one of the best parts is the writers’ treatment of Mittens Romneycare.
America has a bum knee, an exploded mortgage and no job. The time for dreaming is over. It’s time to settle. And nothing says “you’re settling” like Mitt Romney.
And of course, I love their snark on the media treatment of Ron Paul.
Check it out.
Michael “The Hutt” Moore, Lefty propagandist, has endorsed a GOP candidate. For what, we’re not sure, since Moore typically votes significantly to the left of his idol, Nazi propagandist filmmaker and Hitler devotee Leni Riefenstahl.
Anyway, in an appearance on Piers Morgan Tonight, Moore burbled between swallowing whole live frogs,
“There’s only one that has sanity operating inside of him and that’s Jon Huntsman. Brrrrraaaaaccckkk! When they asked ‘who here believes in science?’ He’s like, the only one to raise his hand! Brrrrrrppp. Here he was, a Mormon and the governor of Utah..slluuurp…and he got a civil union law passed that’s not passed in many states that are not Utah. Haa…haaa…haaa…haa…haaaaaaaa! *cough*”
For those of you keeping track at home, there are at least 56 states that are not Utah, according to Jabba’s favorite president, Barack Hussein “Madrassa-Educated, but Not a Muslim” Obama.
This endorsement from a Leftist propagandist virtually guarantees that Huntsman will be dubbed the new “GOP Frontrunner” by Government-Controlled Media.
The Phase Change Toward Ron Paul and Tea Party Principles: Why An Establishment Republican Can’t Win In 2012
One of the things I enjoy most about writing for Hillbuzz is watching the uptick in hate mail that my Ron-Paul-oriented posts generate. Here at Buzzquarters, we consider that a sign that we’re doing something right, since such a huge percentage of the manufactured outrage we receive is sent in by paid operatives and concern trolls.
I enjoy knowing that we’re helping to deplete a secret “dirty tricks” campaign slush fund in the basement of the White House or the Romney Campaign Headquarters. And even more fun is knowing that most Hillbuzzers are sophisticated enough (by now) to be able to spot concern trolls and paid operatives from a mile away, so those slush fund dollars are going right down the toilet.
This post should generate a lot of billings to those slush funds.
I don’t enjoy linking to HuffPo, but an opinion piece there today is so outstanding and insightful that I couldn’t resist. It was written by a UK native, Robin Koerner, who is in a unique position to comment on U.S. politics–he runs a website called WatchingAmerica.com, which gathers and translates into English foreign news stories about America.
Side note, my favorite piece on WatchingAmerica.com today is an article from Austria’s Der Standard, About Weak Leadership, which includes a gem you will never see in America’s “mainstream” media:
Two-and-a-half years after his election, Barack Obama, the first African-American president in the history of the United States, is in danger of becoming a one-term president, a failure who has largely lost the support of the urban liberals, workers, black and Hispanic Americans, environmentalists and youth of the 2008 election through his hesitation and wavering. The 50-year-old Obama is no longer the shining light for the start of a new age, but rather a politician, who, through his zigzag course and sellouts in economic, finance and social policy, has deeply disappointed the (admittedly inflated) expectations of his supporters.
So, apparently the Hopeychange has worn off in Europe, too.
Anyway, Mr. Koerner writes in the Huffington Post four words that strike terror into the hearts of both the Cocktail Party GOP and Obama Regime: Ron Paul Can Win.
And better than anyone else so far (including me) Koener has, I believe, correctly identified the political, historic and cultural forces that are coming together to make this presidential campaign unlike anything we’ve seen in our lifetimes. It explains the rise of the Tea Party movement (fueled originally by Ron Paul supporters). It also explains the shrinking ranks of both “major” parties. Koener writes,
One has to reach back a good way in American history for a time of such rapidly rising sentiment that not only are our leaders unable even to think of real solutions to the problems of greatest concern (rather than just making expedient changes at the margin), but also that the prevailing political and economic system is structurally incapable of delivering any long-term solutions in its current form.
The sheer range and interconnectedness of the problems that the nation faces are such that any permanent solution to any one of them will require profound systemic change that will necessarily upset many economic, political and cultural equilibria. And that is nothing more than a definition of a national phase change.
The average American may not know what is to be done, but she can sense when the system has exhausted all its possibilities. At that point, not only does the phase change become reasonable; it becomes desirable — even if what lies on the other side cannot be known.
Koerner also correctly identifies the spine-cracking contortions the mainstream media must put itself through to ignore Ron Paul’s ascendancy in this campaign cycle, brilliantly encapsulated in this John Stewart bit on The Daily Show: Ron Paul and the “Top Tier”.
“If it is true that the studied neglect of data to hold tight to a paradigm is the best evidence that the paradigm is about to collapse,” says Koerner, “then the massive and highly subjective neglect of all things Paulian is specific evidence that the country is moving in Paul’s direction.”
And the LSM has had plenty of practice ignoring this impending paradigm shift–though it wasn’t just Ron Paul. They had the Tea Party movement on “ignore” for most of 2008. Finally, when the Tea Party movement became “worthy” of media attention in about 2009, it was only so the homeschoolers, Constitutionalists, religious people, veterans, entrepreneurs, retirees, patriots and other “undesirables” who make up the Tea Party movement could be labeled “extremists” and “RAAAAACISTS.”
And yet, Koerner continues,
…on all the metrics that a year ago everyone accepted as useful indicators of political standing, Ron Paul is not just a front-runner but a strong one.
First, and most directly, he does extremely well in polls. The organization of his grassroots support is not just excellent; it is remarkable, by historic and global measures. His ability to raise money from actual voters is second to none. His appeal to independents and swing voters is an order of magnitude greater than that of his competitors. Secondarily, he has more support from military personnel than all other candidates put together, if measured by donations; he has the most consistent voting record; he has the magical quality of not coming off as a politician; he oozes integrity and authenticity, and, as far as we know, he has a personal life and marriage that reflects deep stability and commitment.
Two years later, the economy is far, far worse than anyone in Washington, DC will admit. A new CNN poll reveals that only 34% of Americans surveyed approve of how Obama is handling the economy. (I suspect they all work for the government.) Not surprisingly, most Democrats (68%) approve, and most Republicans (91%) disapprove–but a striking 71% of Independents think Obama is a loser on economic issues.
And yet, our Messiah in Chief and his wife Michelle Antoinette felt comfortable taking separate taxpayer-funded jets to a lavish $5 MILLION vacation to the playground of the rich and famous.
The disconnect between the “reality” of Washington, DC, where yesterday’s biggest story was the president’s attempt to upstage the long-scheduled GOP debate with his latest retread big-government “jobs plan,” and what the rest of the country is going through, couldn’t be more obvious, or less reported in the LSM.
Since January of 2009, the Obama Regime has partied its way through the Treasury, buying itself lavish gifts, luxury vehicles, vacations in elite locales, gourmet meals; creating countless kickback programs for political buddies; subsidizing a permanent unemployed class and pissing away our childrens’ and grandchildrens’ futures.
Real people are suffering, every single day, in this country. Millions of people can’t even read this post today because they haven’t had electricity since Saturday, thanks to Hurricane Irene. By now, all the perishable food they owned is garbage. Their homes are gone; their clothes, their cars, their family photos, their keepsakes; and in some cases, their pets or loved ones. Their jobs may be gone, along with their life savings, if they didn’t have flood insurance.
And because the Federal government has borrowed and spent like drunken, dissipated, self-hating, irresponsible sailors since Obama was elected, there is no money to help these people. None.
When Americans need help here in America, there’s no one left to help us.
Because we have troops deployed in 140 foreign countries, our own borders are wide open to illegal aliens, drug gangs and Islamic terrorists.
Our infrastructure is crumbling…but we’re borrowing money from China to build bridges in Afghanistan.
The citizens of Vermont who have been cut off by flood waters are desperate for food, but have to wait for help from Illinois National Guard units because the Vermont National Guard’s entire helicopter fleet is deployed on a mission in Iraq.
We are $14 TRILLION in debt and what do we have to show for it?
Literally hundreds of thousands of brave Americans have given their lives over the past two and a half centuries to secure our freedom, and what do we have to show for it?
It is facts like these that are fueling the deep angst among the people who built America and make it work. It’s fueling nostalgia for a time in our lives when there were more jobs than people looking for work. When the United States was an unapologetic superpower that had just broken the Soviet Union, then the greatest threat to the security of the world. When we had presidents one could disagree with on policy–but whose patriotism and belief in the American Dream was unquestioned. When parents truly believed that their children would be more successful, healthier, and lead better lives than they did.
And whether the LSM and establishment politicians want to acknowledge it or not, it is this gap between today’s reality and the America so many of us remember that is going to determine who wins in November, and whether or not this country survives. Says Koerner,
To believe that Ron Paul’s victory is a long shot in spite of all standard indicators that directly contradict this claim is to throw out all norms with which we follow our nation’s politics — and that is a huge thing to do. The only way it can be done honestly is to present another set of contradictory reasons or metrics that are collectively more powerful than all those that you are rejecting. I am yet to find them….Of course, none of this means that Paul will definitely win. But it does mean that a bet against him by a politician is foolhardy and by a journalist is dishonest.
An ordinary, inoffensive, cucumber and mayo Republican has no chance. Because in their hearts, no one believes an ordinary Republican will have the guts to ruthlessly excise the cancerous tumor that is the Obama Regime, and then go after over 75 years of unconstitutional big-government malignancy that have metastasized into every facet of our lives.
This is not a year in which an ordinary politician can win. It’s not a year in which we can afford four more years of politics as usual.
Elected in an historic anti-Democrat landslide in November of 2010, the GOP leadership, who owe their election to profound voter discontent with Democrat party policies in general, and deficit spending and the National Debt in particular, gathered today at a JoAnn Fabrics location in Falls Church, Virginia, to plan their epic capitulation to the losing side in November’s electoral bloodbath.
In a massive show of force, the House GOP leadership today caucused on upholstery fabrics for deck chairs located on the Titanic’s Boat Deck, location of the First and Second Class promenades, and, not coincidentally, the unsinkable ship’s inadequate fleet of lifeboats.
A Congressional aide who spoke on condition of anonymity reported that Speaker of the House John Boehner (R?-Ohio) lobbied for a tasteful polished Chintz from Laura Ashley featuring English ivy and cabbage roses. “It’s an excellent compromise,” the Speaker was quoted as saying. “We don’t want to ruffle the Administration’s feathers with something outlandish. Tomorrow’s another day. We have to be able to play golf these people after the election, after all,” the Speaker is reported to have said.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R+/-, Va.) fought hard for a more durable cotton duck, expressing regret that the Federal government’s current $14.7 trillion dollar deficit made it hard to justify the cost of a Laura Ashley design. “I love cabbage roses as much as the next person,” Cantor was quoted as saying. “But we really need to get practical here. In the few hours we have left before the hull fills with watery death, we’ll need to get as much use out of these deck chairs as possible. Cotton duck is the only rational option. Normally, I would have lobbied for ScotchGard, but in the middle of a fiscal crisis, we need to demonstrate that we’re serious about being good stewards of our Chinese lenders’ money.”
Meanwhile, Mitch McConnell (RINO-Ky.), proposed a plan that would put the Obama adminstration in charge of navigating the ship in a circular pattern that would allow the luxury liner to hit the killer iceberg more than once. McConnell’s plan would also put the Obama White House in charge of assigning seats in the few remaining lifeboats. “That way we can’t be accused of favoritism,” said McConnell. “When this boat crashes into the ocean floor, the Obama administration will totally own that, and the mainstream media will finally stop being mean to use for no reason. There won’t be any way the New York Times can blame this on us.”
Media criticism was a repeated theme in the meeting, leading to contentious arguments that were audible as far away as the Beading & Jewelery-Making and Knitting & Crochet departments. According to an insider who was eavesdropping on the meeting from behind a display of Novelty Cotton Prints and Panels, If there was still time after completing the comprehensive reupholstery project, the GOP leadership reportedly also plans to re-arrange the Titanic’s deck chairs in a way they hope will “make Chris Matthews like us.”
SEIU orders its thugs to astroturf tomorrow (President’s Day) to bully Americans in the name of unions
Tammy over at IOwntheWorld is ringing the clarion call: the SEIU is mobilizing its thug army tomorrow, to bully Americans coast to coast in an attempt to tamp down the nationwide revolt against union greed and corruption that began in Wisconsin last week and sure seems to be spreading.
The union thugs are paid and bused in for these astroturfed protests.
Here’s what needs to happen, and we sure as heck can’t count on the meek and timid Cocktail Party GOP establishment to do it, because those clowns are so afraid of their own shadows to ever stand up to the unions: nationwide, anyone reading this needs to get in contact with every friend and family member they have and ask them if they have had enough of union thuggery.
You need to take the risk that you will be rebuffed or chided for speaking out against the unions. You have to risk alienating people who are Leftist brainwashed and you need to openly question why Americans allow union thugs and the Left to control this country. They are looting the treasury and stealing from your children and grandchildren’s futures because for 30 years the Republican party has been too meek to say boo about it.
We cannot as a nation afford to keep quiet about this any more.
Though it is uncomfortable to do so, you MUST start speaking out about the unions.
I guarantee you that if you are brave enough to stand up and find your voice on this subject that you will be stunned to see that 90% of the people around you AGREE WITH YOU, but they are too scared to say anything themselves.
For the last 30 years, the union-controlled public school system in this country has indoctrinated children with PC-meekness…and in particular, it has emasculated men. The Left did this deliberately, to control Americans, and to make them afraid to ever speak out.
Currently, I am in a personally strange situation where I am dating a guy who is meek and mousy like this and it boggles my mind constantly. I love Justin, and I think he is one of the nicest people I have ever met, but he is TERRIFIED of standing up to bullies. Last week, when he was driving his car, an unmarked police vehicle ran a stop sign at an intersection and almost hit him. Not knowing it was a police car, Justin yelled out the window at the driver to watch what he was doing (which shocks me, because even almost being hit by another car I’m stunned Justin yelled at anyone). The cop turned on his hidden lights, pulled Justin over, and then intimidated Justin with his authority. Essentially, the cop pulled a “I know where you live, so you better not say anything about this” on Justin. Though Justin knew the cop was wrong, and felt that the officer abused his authority, and the whole episode was creepy like the movie where Samuel L. Jackson is a cop who terrorizes his neighbors, Justin didn’t want to do anything about it. Justin asked me what I would do, and I told him I would report that cop to the Mayor’s office, the independent police commission here in Chicago, and the local Alderman. Then, I would have written a big story about it on HillBuzz and would have asked everyone I knew coast to coast to help find out who that cop was to shame him and the police department here in Chicago into answering why he behaved the way he did. Justin is too scared to do that, because he thinks the cop will find him and retaliate. I told Justin that if the cop did that, he would be fired, and the police department and City of Chicago would have one Hell of a lawsuit on their hands. Honestly, this has kept Justin up at night, though I have not pushed him to do anything about it because I know it’s not his nature to stand up for himself…and I realize the way I handle things is not typical (unfortunately). Justin is so scared of bullies coming back at him if he speaks out against them that he can’t fathom writing so much as a letter of complaint to the city against an unmarked police car that was clearly in the wrong. This mousiness is engrained in him, and it had to come from somewhere. I think it came from the public education system, which Justin attended, because it does not sound like Justin’s parents are like this (and, in fact, his parents get on Justin’s case for being so wimpy themselves).
I went to Catholic school and I don’t take garbage from anyone. The nuns taught me that. I spent 13 years in classrooms with gruesome depictions of all the saints on the walls: people with their eyes gouged out, nailed to crosses, set afire, and pulled to pieces because they refused to bow and scrape before anyone or renounce what they believed in because they were bullied.
So, I just don’t understand Justin’s terror at the thought of calling bullies out for the bad things they do, because I have never in my life walked away from a fight, and have never been too scared to speak what needed to be said.
What is seriously the worst that someone could do to me for exercising my constitutional rights of free speech and my God-given right to challenge secular authority when needed?
HOWEVER, dating Justin has given me new insight into just how bad the Cocktail Party GOP establishment is, because I swear I’ve figured out that 99% of these establishment Republicans are JUST LIKE JUSTIN (though much less snuggly on a Sunday morning, I imagine). These wussies have always been too scared of the Media saying anything bad about them for standing up to the unions that they’ve allowed the unions to get away with too much for too long. We are suffering the consequences now because people have been bullied into silence.
Well, if you are reading this right now then you are the Resistance.
You need to find your voice.
Those of us who did not grow up indoctrinated with PC-garbage and taught meekness need to help you find that voice.
Justin was too scared to report a bullying, bad cop. Just like he’s too scared to confront the bullies in his workplace that create a hostile work environment for him. Or he’s too scared to tell loudmouths in a movie theater to pipe down. Or he’s too scared to point out someone’s cut in front of him at a grocery store. Justin is a wonderful man who lives his life too scared to ever speak out about anything…and then he pouts and mumbles to himself about how bad things are…but he never does a damn thing to make them better.
If you live your life like this too, I would love for you to chime in about why you do that. Because I really don’t understand it but want to. I am not scolding you and I do not want to embarrass you, but I want you to stop being a meek little mouse that suffers bullies silently.
Justin told me once that I “walk around with those little nuns with rulers on one shoulder, telling (you) to fight bad guys, and on the other shoulder (you) have ninjas just kicking ass”…but on Justin’s shoulders he has the Cocktail Party GOP establishment constantly telling him to eat his soggy cucumber sandwiches and drink his skim milk without complaint, and let the entire world run roughshod over him.
I will keep my nuns and ninjas, thank you very much…with the utmost gratitude for a childhood spent in the Thunderdome of Cleveland where I was never subjected to the indoctrination of meekness.
Do you understand where I am coming from with this?
Do you have a Justin in your life as well?
Are you a Justin?
If you aren’t comfortable posting in the thread, write us at HillBuzz@gmail.com and speak honestly about this. Your anonymity will be protected, but for us to make any progress we really do need to understand WHY people are so afraid of union thugs and other Democrat bullies that the conservative majority in this country never speaks out against them.
Let’s get to the bottom of this right here and now, and do what we can to fix this.
The SEIU purple shirts are on the march again…and YOU are needed to spread the word that this time they cannot astroturf unchallenged.
The Party of Stupid is at it again in Illinois: Cocktail Party GOP establishment continues bizarre war against Hispanics
Read the article above for the latest on the Cocktail Party GOP establishment’s bizarre war on Hispanics in Illinois.
If you remember, this summer Illinois GOP state Chair Pat Brady and Cook County Chair Lee Roupas tried to remove Eloise Gerson, a Jewish Hispanic woman, from her elected position because Eloise blew the whistle on a sex scandal Brady and Roupas covered up involving the disgraced Chicago Young Republicans political social club.
That blew up in the GOP’s face, because Eloise Gerson is a Jewish Hispanic woman.
It is beyond stupid for the Cocktail Party establishment to war with any special interest group, let alone someone who is part of THREE.
Evidently, Pat Brady did not learn his lesson last summer with Lee Roupas and the CYR scandal.
If you ever wonder why Republicans lose so many winnable races in Illinois, just bookmark this page and refresh your memory.
Here’s an interesting piece over at HoAir, about the “galaxy” of 2012 GOP contenders, which originated in the New York Times.
That means it’s most interesting in terms of detecting whatever bias the Times intended in creating it, and looking for which of the Cocktail Party establishment candidates most benefits from the charts created for the Times piece.
We have a year and change to watch the Media try to push a losing general election candidate towards the GOP’s 2012 nomination…so that Obama can secure a second term.
It would be interesting to develop some charts of our own to pay attention to which guy the Media’s pushing this week, much like it pushed John McCain towards the nomination in 2008.