July 25, 2010

I will be so glad when the primaries are over

I'm not sure which is worse - that Jane Norton tried to spin this in an email that Ken Buck said that he's sick of Tea Partiers, or that Ken Buck doesn't realize that the Tea Party is about as organized as Anonymous, and so it's about as useful to tell one of them to get control of their group as it is to herd cats.

On an audio tape obtained by The Denver Post, Buck was caught muttering "will you tell those dumba---s at the Tea Party to stop asking questions about birth certificates while I'm on the camera?" outside a June 11 event in Crowley.
This election cycle and the excuses made for some of the candidates have made me sick, and I've lost respect for some people (who shall remain nameless) that I really thought were moral and upstanding and believed in doing the right thing.

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July 20, 2010

I almost forgot why I hate Mike Huckabee

Oh wait. No. I didn't forget. It's because of crap like this:



Yeah, that's a Sestak ad.

(Oh - McCain, Grahamnesty? I see what you did there.)

While I have occasionally found the Club's tactics and strategic sense wanting, its philosophy is pretty much right on. The Club is not for "the ultra rich". The Club is for free enterprise, which is distinct from saying it is "for business" or "big business" or "the rich", which might more aptly describe other groups like the pro-Obama-Stimulus Chamber of Commerce.

Small businesses often get screwed by the "pro business" lobby because the business lobby too often cares about building a government funded moat around their businesses and leeching off the system. Small Biz can't pull that off like Big Biz can. The best Small Biz can realistically hope for is a level playing field. The Club is for All Biz, not just big or small biz.

The Club for Growth was against the bailouts and the stimulus. Joe Sestak was for them. Who's really for "the rich"?

(via PA2010)

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July 09, 2010

Bob Inglis and his ilk can get bent

I'll preface this rant by saying that yes, sometimes the Tea Partiers say silly things, and yes, sometimes they don't know what's good for them. That said...

Bob Inglis is the very definition of the problem with the Republican party. He's denouncing racist Tea Partiers, Palin, Beck for a whole host of sins, including "demagoguery", and blaming them for his pathetic failure in the Republican primary.  Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Daily Caller reports:

He cited a claim made famous by Palin that the Democratic health care bill would create “death panels” to decide whether elderly or sick people should get care.

“There were no death panels in the bill … and to encourage that kind of fear is just the lowest form of political leadership. It’s not leadership. It’s demagoguery,” said Inglis, one of three Republican incumbents who have lost their seats in Congress to primary and state party convention challengers this year.

Bob, the whole damn Obamacare mess is a giant death panel. Care will be rationed, and people will be denied care as a result. That's an undeniable truth. Is "death panel" great persuasive language for swing voters? No. But at it's core, it's essentially true.

Here's what really gets my dander up:

Inglis said he was shocked during the health care votes as he watched protesters jeering Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat who was beaten as a leading civil rights activist in the 1960s.

Inglis said he was too far away during the jeering incident to hear whether the protesters shouted racial epithets, as Lewis and other black lawmakers have claimed. But Inglis said the behavior was threatening and abusive.

“I caught him at the door and said, ‘John, I guess you’ve been here before,’” Inglis said

No, Bob. It didn't happen. That entire event was a fabrication. Countless cell phone videos showed nothing of the sort, and nobody has stepped up to claim Andrew Breitbart's sizable bounty.

Inglis, 50, who calls himself a Jack Kemp disciple because he has emphasized outreach to minorities as the late Republican congressman did, thinks racism is a part of the vitriol directed at President Barack Obama.

“I love the South. I’m a Southerner. But I can feel it,” he said.

Go to hell, Bob.

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