Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Iowa Straw Poll Winner: Ron Paul

Just as we have long suspected, Iowa Rethugs are mostly libertarians, and we can live with that, just as there are some good moderate Socialists to balance them out.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Republican Restroom Roundup: Yee Haw!

craig_bathroom There's lots of news from GOPerville today, and as usual, they're fighting to out-do each other for the biggest idiot honors. I bet Larry Craig is looking on with pride and joy at the doings of his brothers. Consider Mitt at the Nevada straw poll.

The embarrassing part is that Mitt Romney actually showed up...and Ron Paul didn't.

Ron Paul won the GOP presidential straw poll conducted by organizers at the Conservative Leadership Conference held at the Nugget Casino this weekend "by a large margin," according to an organizer.

Paul won with 33 percent, Romney came in second with 16 percent and Duncan Hunter was just behind with 15 percent. "Undecided" was fourth with 11 percent, and Thompson and Giuliani were next and ahead of the rest of the pack--all in single digits. Raw numbers haven't been provided, but there were approximately 430 registrants at the opening of the conference.

Although many of the Republican presidential teams had surrogates representing them at the conference, Mitt Romney and Duncan Hunter were the only candidates to speak at the conference, and the victor himself was not there.

Inserted from <The Democratic Party>

And were not even done with Mitt yet.

On Friday Mitt Romney, the candidate who's flip-flopped on every major issue of the last generation, stood on stage and stole a phrase from Governor Dean and the late Senator Paul Wellstone by saying he represented the "Republican wing of the Republican Party."

Senator John McCain reacted, trying to paint himself as more conservative, but after opposing health care for children and supporting an endless war in Iraq it's safe to say that all the Republican candidates represent the George Bush wing of the Republican party.

Inserted from <The Democratic Party>

Wasn't it Nice of John McCain to try to out-stupid Mitt like that? Now, let us move on to Feckless Fred's plans for Social Security.

Fred Thompson's Social Security program is all or nothing.

The Thompson campaign provided an example under which a $40,000-per-year worker born in 1975 would receive $1,562 per month under the current system, compared with $1,424 a month under Thompson's proposal. An $80,000-per-year worker's benefit would go from $2,469 to $2,085.

"For future retirees, instead of having nothing, which is what they're headed for under the current situation that's unsustainable, they would have protection," Thompson said in the Oct. 9 debate in Michigan.

Thompson's economic adviser, Lawrence Lindsey, said the Tennessean is considering proposals that would soften the impact of the cuts, but details have not been finalized.

Inserted from <The Democratic Party>

Now isn't it a lot better to fix Social Security by eliminating the income cap, so thet the very rich pay on all their income, like the rest of us? Fred, like any Republican, would rather strip the poor than make the rich pay their share. But I've saved the biggest fool of the week for last.

Rudy Giuliani knew that New York City firefighters had faulty emergency radios--and he did nothing.

Brave New Films has documented how more lives could have been saved on 9/11 if Giuliani had acted to provide firefighters with the equipment they needed.

(In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, this material is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. I.U. has no affiliation whatsoever with the originator of this article nor is I.U endorsed or sponsored by the originator.)

The Nazis, Fascists and Communists were political parties before they became enemies of liberty and mass murderers.

No comments: