Reagan Dominates GOP Presidential Debate

2012 Republican presidential candidates couldn't stop talking about former president Ronald Reagan in the latest GOP debate.

 

Michele Bachmann, Amy Myers: ‘Let’s Get Ready to Rumble!’

Michele Bachmann is a multi-talented woman. Conspiracy theorist. Miscommunication expert – in both the with and without 100 word freestyle Teleprompter events. Spinner of wild fantasies. Stand up comedian. The list is endless. She’s a barrel of laughs. The nation is lucky to have such comic relief in an era of unbroken heartbreak.

She’s also a member of the ignorati, those folks possessing brains the rough size and intellectual heft of an overcooked turnip. Aside from the obvious, we know she is a card-carrying member because a New Jersey high school sophomore wants to go mano a mano with ‘Chele in a debate about civics, history, and the Constitution. A debate that’ll never happen in a million years.

Amy Will Take Her in Three Rounds
Amy Myers, has Michele’s number though. “The frequent inability you have shown to accurately and factually present even the most basic information about the United States,” pits “my public education against your advanced legal education,” Amy says.

I’ll bet on Amy, even if she is one of the Every Child Left Behind generation.

“As one of a handful of women in Congress, you hold a distinct privilege and responsibility to better represent your gender nationally,” Amy says. “Though politically expedient, incorrect comments cast a shadow on your person and by unfortunate proxy, both your supporters and detractors alike often generalize this shadow to women as a whole.”

I’d be happy if she better represented the human race, but I’m always left hanging.

Will Michele take up the challenge? I doubt it. She may be stupid, but she’s just smart enough to understand Amy would hand her perky little ass to her on a platter. Sort of a Glenn Beck in a conservative cloth coat.

No Michele will “debate” her goobulent peers instead. Sarah Palin. Newt “The Snoot” Gingrich. Rick “Lock Me Away In a Sanitorium” Santorum. Donald “King of the Motherfu*kin’ World” Trump – even though he’s dropped out of the race and Michele keeps asking him where he got the “hot” do.

A Plaid Skirt Covered Ass
It’s a sad state of affairs when an allegedly serious candidate for public office wouldn’t know a fact if it bit her on her plaid skirt-covered ass. It’s a sad state of affairs when a 16-year old calls you out for your stupidity. And it’s really sad that a serious candidate won’t engage in the debate because she can’t comprehend the kid’s letter.

“Proxy? Huh?”

I’m ready to start the Smoothie Party right now. No more of this Chai Tea and Sumatran blend coffee party stuff. I’m willing to vote for Amy now. You should be too. We need someone with an ounce of sense in the White House. Someone to rebut the tea swillers and miscreants. Someone who knows the meaning of “proxy”. Someone, dare I say it, with a brain.

Come on ! Who’s with me?!!

Cross posted at The Omnipotent Poobah Speaks!

Michele Bachmann, Amy Myers: ‘Let’s Get Ready to Rumble!’

Michele Bachmann is a multi-talented woman. Conspiracy theorist. Miscommunication expert – in both the with and without 100 word freestyle Teleprompter events. Spinner of wild fantasies. Stand up comedian. The list is endless. She’s a barrel of laughs. The nation is lucky to have such comic relief in an era of unbroken heartbreak.

She’s also a member of the ignorati, those folks possessing brains the rough size and intellectual heft of an overcooked turnip. Aside from the obvious, we know she is a card-carrying member because a New Jersey high school sophomore wants to go mano a mano with ‘Chele in a debate about civics, history, and the Constitution. A debate that’ll never happen in a million years.

Amy Will Take Her in Three Rounds
Amy Myers, has Michele’s number though. “The frequent inability you have shown to accurately and factually present even the most basic information about the United States,” pits “my public education against your advanced legal education,” Amy says.

I’ll bet on Amy, even if she is one of the Every Child Left Behind generation.

“As one of a handful of women in Congress, you hold a distinct privilege and responsibility to better represent your gender nationally,” Amy says. “Though politically expedient, incorrect comments cast a shadow on your person and by unfortunate proxy, both your supporters and detractors alike often generalize this shadow to women as a whole.”

I’d be happy if she better represented the human race, but I’m always left hanging.

Will Michele take up the challenge? I doubt it. She may be stupid, but she’s just smart enough to understand Amy would hand her perky little ass to her on a platter. Sort of a Glenn Beck in a conservative cloth coat.

No Michele will “debate” her goobulent peers instead. Sarah Palin. Newt “The Snoot” Gingrich. Rick “Lock Me Away In a Sanitorium” Santorum. Donald “King of the Motherfu*kin’ World” Trump – even though he’s dropped out of the race and Michele keeps asking him where he got the “hot” do.

A Plaid Skirt Covered Ass
It’s a sad state of affairs when an allegedly serious candidate for public office wouldn’t know a fact if it bit her on her plaid skirt-covered ass. It’s a sad state of affairs when a 16-year old calls you out for your stupidity. And it’s really sad that a serious candidate won’t engage in the debate because she can’t comprehend the kid’s letter.

“Proxy? Huh?”

I’m ready to start the Smoothie Party right now. No more of this Chai Tea and Sumatran blend coffee party stuff. I’m willing to vote for Amy now. You should be too. We need someone with an ounce of sense in the White House. Someone to rebut the tea swillers and miscreants. Someone who knows the meaning of “proxy”. Someone, dare I say it, with a brain.

Come on ! Who’s with me?!!

Cross posted at The Omnipotent Poobah Speaks!

Carly Fiorina vs Barbara Boxer Debate: Live Coverage and Analysis

Moraga, California is the scene the first U.S. Senate debate between Carly Fiorina and Barbara Boxer. The one hour debate begins at 7 PM Pacific and will be aired live in every media market in California and nationally on C-SPAN.

The stakes are high, according to the two most recent public polls, Senator Boxer is either winning by five points or losing by five points.

The focus tonight should be on jobs. In fact, it would make sense for the debate to only focus on jobs and leave everything else for other debates. California is in a serious jobs crisis. Today's July numbers, showed that 12 of the 17 metro areas with unemployment over 15% are in California. The metro area with highest unemployment is in California, scoring over 30%. When it comes to voting this fall, Californians especially need to know where the candidates stand on jobs.

Tune in via KTVU or C-SPAN.

NOTE: A quick follow-up on the Barbara Boxer money-bomb that Jerome pushed. Not only did Boxer's campaign clear their goal of 10,000 donations today, but they're currently at 11,152 contributions.

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WV-01: Extraneous Mud-Slinging Escalates With A Week Until Primaries

 

In a rare challenge for his seat this early in the election year, Alan Mollohan (D-WV) is facing his first Democratic Primary opponent in almost 20 years.  Mike Oliverio, a state senator from Morgantown, is challenging Mollohan and running on a platform that focuses attention on deficit reduction measures.  

The race, up until the past week or two, has been relatively uneventful.  In fact, I didn't even know Mollohan was facing a primary opponent until I saw a facebook ad for Oliverio in March.  Taking an incumbent like Alan Mollohan on (who is approaching 28 years in Congress) is clearly a challenge.  West Virginia adores incumbents.  If you don't believe me then direct your attention towards Robert C. Byrd (D-WV).  The longest serving Congressman in the legislative body's history is among one of the several incumbent Democrats who rarely face challenging opposition.

The Mollohan name is synonymous with the seat that he currently holds, as Alan Mollohan succeeded his father (Bob) after he had served 16 years in the same seat.  

Mollohan's record of earmarking has come into question the past few years, but the charges initially brought by the Department of Justice have since been dropped.  However, this doesn't leave Mollohan off the hook as Oliverio has chosen to air ads attacking the Congressman's record.  Politico's Josh Krausharr recently reported this:

West Virginia Rep. Alan Mollohan's Democratic primary opponent is pulling no punches in the run-up to the May 11 election, airing an ad spotlighting Mollohan's ethics woes and accusing the congressman of "funnel[ing] millions of your tax dollars to his contributors and business partners." 

In his ad, state Sen. Mike Oliverio cites a recent report from the good-government group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington that named Mollohan one of the most corrupt members of Congress. 

Mollohan has not made his opinions regarding these ads a secret. His campaign manager, as well as him personally, issued statements denouncing the ads and criticizing Oliverio of not sticking to the real issues.  This is where the squabble begins, and it wouldn't be politics without it. 

"He's lying. He’s just straight out lying about me," Mollohan told MetroNews in a Monday phone interview. "When that happens you just have to take it on and call it what it is."

Mollohan says Oliverio should be talking about the issues, but instead he's digging up past allegations made by the Chris Wakim campaign in 2006.

"He's pretty well defining himself, not only his character with the kind of campaign he's running, but he's defining himself by his right wing policies," Mollohan said.

Oliverio says he's defined himself by serving 18 years in the state legislature. "Balancing budgets, educating children, delivering health care, the kinds of things people expect from an elected official. That's who I am," Oliverio said.

Source:  WVMetroNews

 

Of course, words were not enough to champion himself over Oliverio.  Mollohan incorporated an ad of his own that criticized Oliverio's membership with The American Legislative Exchange Council. (WV Public Broadcasting)

Mollohan responded with an ad criticizing Oliverio’s relationship with the American Legislative Exchange Council.

 

According to its website, Oliverio is the co-state chair of the group. Mollohan describes the ALEC as right-wing.

ALEC has been a highly criticized organization by more left-wing pundits and bloggers for its ties to big tobacco lobbies and is claimed to be a right-wing favoring organization by some.  

To make matters even more interesting, Oliverio challenged Alan Mollohan to a debate in early March to formally address issues.

"I've asked for a debate, and he doesn't want to debate," Oliverio said. "A lot of people have questions about how Congressman Mollohan became a multi-millionaire, and accumulated this enormous wealth.

Mollohan's response was this:

Mollohan has refused to debate Oliverio, which the senator calls a "display of arrogance." Mollohan says he may have agreed to a debate if it would have focused on the real issues of the First District.

The Democratic Primary is May 11 in West Virginia, a week from today, and this race only continues to get more interesting.  Many across the state believe that Mollohan's days are numbered, while many still view Oliverio as more of a blue-dog Democrat unwilling to support a progressive agenda.  I don't know how this race will turn out, but I'm excited to watch it happen.

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