Marco Hits The Road

In this case it is not Marco Polo and it is not the Silk Road…..(a little historical reference)…..it is Marco Rubio and it is the road to the White House,  he has “officially” announced that he will pursue the nomination of the GOP for the presidential cycle…….the GOP now has 3 announced candidates….the problem is that these three are the masters of one liners and slogans…..not much substance there….basically, so far, it is a snooze fest……

Of course Rubio had to let it slip that he is running for the nomination before his “official” announcement……Clinton is getting all the press so he had to try and pee on her parade as much as possible before the big event…….

Marco Rubio officially announced his run for US president tonight before a crowd of hundreds at Miami’s iconic Freedom Tower, the Miami Herald reports. “In many countries, the highest office in the land is reserved for the rich and powerful,” said the 43-year-old son of Cuban immigrants. “But I live in an exceptional country where even the son of a bartender and a maid can have the same dreams and the same future as those who come from power and privilege.” Why the Freedom Tower? That’s where tens of thousands of Cuban immigrants were processed in the 1960s when fleeing Castro’s Cuba, the Miami New Times notes. Now, laments Rubio, too many Americans “are starting to doubt” the American dream, Politico reports.

The first-time Florida senator also took a swipe at just-announced candidate Hillary Clinton, reports CNN, saying that “just yesterday, a leader from yesterday began a campaign for president by promising to take us back to yesterday.” Some 3,500 people requested tickets for tonight’s event, his staff said, and some watched from a Jumbotron across the street. Rubio had already told top donors that he’s running for president, saying in a conference call this morning that he’s “uniquely qualified” to talk about the future. More on Rubio:

  • Rubio has come far and fast, notes Time, which traces his rise back to what it calls “The Hug,” in 2009.
  • The Washington Post takes a look at Rubio’s “tight-knit, fiercely loyal cast of characters,” including his wife, top staffers, and donors.
  • The Post also runs down six things to know about Rubio, from his ability to “spit” rap lyrics to his “inconvenient friend.”

He brought up the American Dream…..they all do and not one of them explains what it means….a slogan at least.  And Rubio has his own slogan now…..”New American Century”….now that is a good one because there is NO single meaning and can be stretched to encompass anything….the perfect political device.

He , Rubio, has announced and added his name to the growing list of GOP contenders…..and so far it is a very unimpressive list…..hopefully they are saving the best for last…….

He, has a problem though….he has been on the big stage numerous times and not one of them did he appear to be presidential…..if he is to be successful in 2016 he had got to tighten up and start at least looking like a contender….

You Gotta Love Those E-Mails

GOD I love the lunacy of political rhetoric……

There has been a real silly debate going on within the pundit class…….e-mails……the first shot was fired by Jeb who released a ton of e-mails to his office at the time he was serving as governor…..fortunately many of those released carried with them people’s personal info lie home address, SSN, etc….and of course the media was all over this faux pas by Jeb’s staff….the story was good for about a week maybe a little more….

The next round when Hillary and her use of a private e-mail account as her time serving as the sec. of State….and the media was once again given something of a red meat issue that they could work…….and the Right wing media has not stopped chewing on that bone yet…..

As expected there have been many opponents to criticize Clinton for her action…..almost all the wannabes in the GOP for the nomination to include Cruz, Paul, Perry (who probably cannot spell e-mail) and of course Louisiana’s governor, Jindal,…..you remember him…..that frumpy little dude that gave the GOP response of the SOTU speech back in the day.

And speaking of Jindal……..

Bobby Jindal has dinged Hillary Clinton over her use of private email while in office, but he appears less than eager to release his own work-related correspondence, the Advocate reports. When the newspaper asked for access to the emails, the Louisiana governor’s team said that the documents were protected by exemptions in public records rules. “Aside from the obvious reason for excluding security information, these content-based exemptions support the environment of open discussion and full analysis necessary for staff to make recommendations to assist the governor in the usual course of the duties and business of his office,” wrote Jindal’s top lawyer.

The AP, which also sought emails from Jindal’s office, got a similar response from lawyer Thomas Enright. “Aside from email communications with internal staff and emails with family, friends, and personal business, Governor Jindal discusses, debates, and resolves issues relating to official duties either face-to-face or on the telephone,” he said. Jindal, who called for a transparent government in his first gubernatorial campaign, supported a law that included protecting communications tied to the “deliberative process.” Fair enough, a transparency advocate tells the Advocate: “What is out of line is how (the law has) been interpreted.” Proposed legislation could, however, rid the law of the exemptions.

This is a great illustration of just how stupid the political system has become……then there is the part that is so sad……the part where they seem to have NO idea of their hypocrisy…..

You know it is almost too disgusting to make fun of these d/bags…..you did notice that I said….”ALMOST”?

Rand: Paul Not Ayn

Breaking News!  Christie Brinkley has a black eye (still do not know why this is news and besides…..who gives a f*ck?)

The GOP announcements for candidacy are starting to roll in….First there was Ted Cruz, then Rick Perry (not official just yet) and now we have three GOP candidates for the nomination with Rand Paul’s announcement……

Rand Paul will join Ted Cruz in the quest for the Republican nomination today, and he’s armed with a slogan that Politico describes as one “designed to evoke populist, anti-establishment themes”: “Defeat the Washington machine. Unleash the American dream.” But despite the attempts to drum up excitement around his bid, Politico notes today’s announcement “will prove one of the most anticlimactic presidential announcements of modern times,” reporting that Paul’s campaign for the White House began in earnest four years ago. “Within the first year of the Senate term, he really started to focus on it,” a former aide tell Politico, which charts his path in a lengthy piece. It has him revealing his presidential plans to his “brain trust”, a 10-strong group, just days after Mitt Romney’s own imploded.

From there he set out to woo more than the base nurtured by father Ron Paul while still touting his own uniqueness. Politico zeroes in on this moment as key in his effort to do so: His 13-hour filibuster of John Brennan’s nomination as CIA director in May 2013, during which he argued against the use of drones to attack Americans. Moving forward, his advisers say Paul will focus on a flat tax, IRS reform, term limits, privacy, and justice reform, and market himself as a “libertarian-minded conservative.” After revealing his plan to take the White House at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Ky., today—the first of five stops on a so-called announcement tour—Paul will make appearances in New Hampshire, South Carolina, Iowa, and Nevada this week and host a Facebook town hall meeting.

There you have all the info you need for today…..there are 3 candidates from the GOP that are wanting to run for the presidency…..a loudmouth ego-centric prick, an accused felon and now an isolationist……..so far the isolationist has the best chance of actually landing the nomination……the other two will always be the “also rans”……..but first someone explain to me what the American Dream is, please?  A cute little slogan but that is about all it is…..cute.

The one thing that Paul has going for him is he will force the GOP slugs to actually have a debate on foreign policy……….

Unlike the rest of the likely GOP presidential field, Paul is a die-hard true believer in scaling down America’s involvement in conflicts around the world. That pits him against the mainstream, hawks in the Republican party whose ideas are sure to dominate the campaign. By running for president, Paul hopes to inject his ideas into the debate and shift priorities his party’s held for decades.

Paul’s presence alone is a threat to people in the party establishment. The party’s most hawkish voices, fearing exactly this, are mobilizing in force to stop Paul — lobbying internally and even potentially running candidates whose sole purpose would be challenging Paul on foreign policy.

The coming campaign, then, is a major test of where the Republican Party view of foreign policy is heading.

With the entrance of Rand Paul the campaigns are starting to tightening up…….will he or won’t he be the man of the hour in November?

New Term: (Sen.) Cotton Mouth

I wish I could just move on from this Babbling Buffoon…..but he will not shut up so I can move on!  Sen. Cotton may receive my “Crack’d Pot Award”……..

Sen. Cotton from Arkansas….that low level senator that has walked into DC with his mouth open and has not shut it yet.  We all know about his “infamous” letter to Iran trying to crap on the nuke negotiations the admin is in the middle of…..and then he went off with his expansionism bullsh*t in his speech to the Senate…..and that is where most of the news was reported…..he was chest thumping like ALL GOP senators over the military…..but while he was making his first speech he said something that made me……. FREAK!

The Obama admin said that they would re=assess our policies with Israel for some of the statements that BiBi made trying to sway the elections……but Cotton;s reaction to this news was hilarious………

Cotton, the right-wing freshman in his second month in the Senate, called Psaki’s comments “worrisome“ – for a very specific reason.
“While Prime Minister Netanyahu won a decisive victory, he still has just started assembling a governing majority coalition. These kinds of quotes from Israel’s most important ally could very well startle some of the smaller parties and their leaders with whom Prime Minister Netanyahu is currently in negotiations.
“This raises the question, of course, if the administration intends to undermine Prime Minister Netanyahu’s efforts to assemble a coalition by suggesting a change to our longstanding policy of supporting Israel’s position with the United Nations.”
Think about the quote…..he is worried that the statements from the State department could effect delicate negotiations for Israel…….does this moron really NOT see what he is saying?
But wait there is more!  On Face The Nation Cotton made the comment that ” Iran was starting to control the region……my God they already control Tehran”…….apparently he does not know that Tehran is the capital of………Wait for it……… Iran!
Not only does this mental midget not know the Constitution but he has NO idea about geography either………with this much idiocy what makes him capable of governing?
The GOP has done this to itself…….it has created a generation of morons……I kinda like the quote……”All that self-expression has just created a generation of morons, hooked on an endless appetite for rubbish.
Need I say more?

 

2016 Is A One Man Race

The Dems have their one woman race (at least for now) and now the GOP has there single candidate……Good Ole Boy Ted Cruz (YAWN!)……yee–ha!

If it seems like it’s already gone on for years, we are currently 596 (five hundred ninety-six) days away from the election that will determine the next president of the United States of America. But we are only one day away from the first official hat getting tossed into the 2016 ring by one of the many who been circling it, and the Houston Chronicle reports that it belongs to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Unnamed senior advisers say the Republican will announce his candidacy tomorrow, skipping right past the exploratory committee fun (looking at you, Jim Webb) and going right for the hat-tossing. More unnamed sources confirm the pending announcement to the AP, which notes Cruz will likely be soon joined by the likes of Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio. And if 2016 doesn’t work out for Cruz, he’ll keep his current day job until 2019.

Ted Cruz?  Again……YAWN!  He is a clown that will go nowhere…..but at least he is the first so the media will be all ga-ga for awhile until the next gutless wonder decides to stop playing games and announces……he must feed his hubris!  Cruz feels he must be the center of attention and he can have that…..at least for a short time….all eyes will be laser focused on Ted.

Only a foolish person would consider this person as president…….an ego-centric d/bag that will ALWAYS put self before country…….not something needed at this time….or for that matter….EVER!

Let The Fun Begin!