Monday, January 28, 2008

Mitt gets Busted

Every once in a while, a campaign will come out with a response to an attack that stings ever so nicely. The McCain campaign achieved that today:

"Mitt Romney's campaign is based on the wholesale deception of voters. On every one of the issues he has attacked John McCain on, Romney was for it before he was against it.
"He was for campaign finance reform, and even proposed taxing political contributions.
"He was for cap and trade, and even supported a tax that increased the price of gasoline at the pump.
"He called our immigration bill 'reasonable' and 'not amnesty.'
"The truth is, Mitt Romney was a liberal governor of Massachusetts who raised taxes, imposed with Ted Kennedy a big government mandate health care plan that is now a quarter of a billion dollars in the red, and managed his state's economy incompetently, leaving Massachusetts with less job growth than 47 other states."

Sorry to all the conservatives who are hell bent on nominating a candidate that cant win a general election. Im looking forward to Limbaugh's head exploding. He'll be madder than the time the Police caught him with someone elses prescription of Viagra on his way to the Dominican Republic. (Anyone headed there for spring break? maybe Rush will lend you his little black book of contacts) Lets hope the MSM will stop pretending that talk radio runs the Republican Party.

Monday, January 07, 2008

New Hampshire Predictions


1.Mccain by less than 2%
2. Romney
Everyone else (I wont give Alan Keyes a prediction)

1.Obama by double digits
3. Strong third by Edwards (within 5 points of second)
4.Everyone else -Richardson, that fugly lookin martian dude, et al

McCain Facts

From Drew Cline of the New Hampshire Union Leader

1. Dick Cheney’s “secret, undisclosed location”? Crouching behind John McCain.
2. North Korea’s nuke program began afer Kim Jong-Il bought one of John McCain’s toenail clippings on eBay and accidentally dropped it into a nuclear reactor.
3. Nostradamus tried to predict the rise of John McCain, but the thought alone killed him.
4. Teddy Roosevelt actually said, “Speak softly and carry picture of John McCain.”
5. Rudy Giuliani once invited John McCain to New York City, and all crime instantly ceased.
6. Chuck Norris is John McCain’s decoy.
7. Mitt Romney’s secret of success: On day one, warn all managers: “Perform, or I’ll give you to John McCain.”
8. The original pirate flag was a drawing of John McCain’s face, but it was so terrifying the crew lept overboard every time it was raised. The skull and crossbones was created as a less frightening alternative.
9. Hillary Clinton’s opposition research paper on John McCain is only five words long: “If he is nominated, quit.”
10. John McCain was once bitten by a cobra. It died instantly.
11. Ninjas wear black so John McCain won’t see them.
12. Women wear pink so he will.
13. Santa Claus has three lists: Naugty. Nice. John McCain.
14. The Vietnamese word for “tough” is “McCain.”
15. John McCain’s plan for U.S. energy independence is to plug himself into the power grid for one minute a day.
16. Jefferson’s original draft of the Declaration of Independence read, “. . . all men are created equal, except John McCain.”
17. The commander of the U.S.S. Intrepid’s plan in case his ship ran out of ammo was to put John McCain in a cannon and fire him at the enemy.
18. The devil went down to Georgia because John McCain was in Arizona.
19. Nails think of themselves as “tough as John McCain.”
20. Instead of waterboarding terror suspects, John McCain plans to stare at them until they talk.
21. John Edwards brushes his hair each morning so he’ll look great in case he runs into John McCain.
22. When John McCain was a baby, he dug a hole in his backyard. Today we call it the Panama Canal.
23. Aircraft carriers are so big because they need to be able to carry John McCain.
24. Ken Burns was going to make a film about John McCain’s life, but he realized the story was so incredible no one would believe it.
25. If John McCain thinks about you, you’ll experience total happiness all day long."

Hat tip to redstate

ChuckHuck Facts

This is a list created by some cat named Chase Cooper writing for the Indiana Daily Student. (Whatever the Hell that is)

Fact: Chuck Norris is so corny that ethanol producers believe him to be a vast, untapped source of alternative energy.
Fact: Mike Huckabee calls himself a Republican, but functionally he’s a pro-life Democrat. He’s a big government, tax-and-spend proponent of the Nanny State, who supports a nationwide smoking ban, government-sponsored wellness programs and more government regulation of private industries, such as minimum wage increases. He also has a grossly liberal record on illegal immigration.
Fact: Chuck Norris is so painful to watch that nine out of 10 Americans would rather take a roundhouse kick to the face from him than sit through an episode of “Walker, Texas Ranger.”
Fact: Mike Huckabee granted over 1,000 pardons and commutations during his 10 years as governor – roughly one clemency every four days. In 17 years, Huckabee’s three predecessors – which included Bill Clinton, by the way – granted only 507 clemencies combined. The Huckster’s clemency recipients included violent criminals who reputedly “got religion” in prison. Should this man have the power of the presidential pardon?
Fact: Chuck Norris is so pathetic that Jack Bauer tracked and killed him in only 21 hours, then took a three-hour nap.Fact: According to the Arkansas Leader newspaper, Mike Huckabee, while governor of Arkansas, raised more taxes than Bill Clinton did while governor of Arkansas. His tax record is so bad that even the members of the Arkansas Republican Assembly chose to endorse Fred Thompson rather than Huck. When the Club for Growth, a prominent conservative anti-tax organization, sharply criticized his tax record, Huckabee responded by calling them the “Club for Greed.” There’s nothing greedy about the concept that the money you’ve earned belongs to you.
Fact: Chuck Norris is such a bad actor that even Keanu Reeves flips the channel whenever he sees Chuck on TV.
Fact: Mike Huckabee has little to no foreign policy experience. When confronted with this fact in an interview with Don Imus on Dec. 4, the Huckster stated, “I may not be the expert that some people are on foreign policy, but I did stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.” If he likes Holiday Inn Express so much, I’d much rather he sleep there than at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Fact: A Huckabee nomination would be disastrous to the conservative movement, the Republican Party and the United States of America, and the Democrats would almost certainly take the White House, regardless of who they nominate. If conservatism is to be advanced in the next four years, the Republican Party needs to chuck Huck – soon

For real, is anybody not tired of these guys' shtick? If you saw Huckabees speech post-Iowa, Norris was standing in the backround, and it was never explained why he was there. I thought it looked really, really, stupid.

Hat tip to

Hillary as Maggie?

Andrew Sullivan is pissed off. Heres what he says

Thatcher never used her husband to climb up the greasy pole. From very modest beginnings, she got a chemistry degree and a law degree at a time when most women were home-makers. She was never the party establishment - always the insurgent. She spent her career telling people to look after themselves, not that she would take care of them with coddling government help. And she was a real feminist, the kind of woman leader who would never deploy the gender card to get her elected. Compared to Thatcher, Clinton is a political footnote.

I wholeheartedly agree. This echoes Peggy Noonan's
column from a while back. Dennis Thatcher was a good bloke, but his wifes success was born of her own mettle. She didn't argue that she should be elected because of her gender. She made a case based on merit.

Heres a favorite Hillary tactic: -HRC lashes out at someone
-She is called on it
-HRC and her surrogates say she is being called a "bitch" or they accuse others of attempting to imply that its due to her monthly bill.

Lady Thatcher took criticism head on, notice how she didnt portray herself as a weak woman, victim of attacks by men. Feminism will always be understood in the pop-culture way it is. Thatcher is the real Feminist as Hillary is just a big talker. As someone who considers himself a feminist, Im ok if most people never understand this. But Im not ok with a cynical, losing politician attempting to pose as an Iron Lady.

As a side note, Hillary's point was that Margaret Thatcher was one of the first to warn about global warming. This is proof to me that you dont have be have to be a flat-earther that denies global warming in order to be conservative. It looks that way in America but lets look globally for a second. Virtually every center-right political leader in the world accepts global warming. David Cameron in the UK, Canada's Stephen Harper, France's Nicolas Sarkozy. We can accept the greenhouse effect but look at free-market, private property, pro-growth methods to combatting it.

I think this concludes my monthly attempt to sound smart. i.e. my blog.