Lindsey Graham: He Is But Not Yet

We have people tripping over themselves to run for the GOP nomination…..we have the usual suspects like Rubio, Cruz, Paul and a not so usual in Ben Carson…..this time McCain is not running but his significant other is……..Lindsey Graham the Senator from the great state of denial (read South Carolina)……..

It looks like that over the weekend he told reporters he is running but not until the first of June……confused?

Sounds like Sen. Lindsey Graham is pretty much in for Election 2016, but you’ll have to wait until June 1 to find out for sure. The hosts of CBS This Morning noted that the senator, a guest today, has said there’s a “99.9% chance” he’ll run for president, and Graham said he’ll announce June 1 in South Carolina. He was then asked if he’s running because he thinks he’s bringing foreign policy experience to the table, and he responded: “I’m running because of what you see on television. I’m running because I think the world is falling apart. I’ve been more right than wrong on foreign policy. It’s not the fault of others, or their lack of this or that, that makes me want to run; it’s my ability in my own mind to be a good commander in chief and to make Washington work.”

As for that “99.9%” comment, Graham made it to South Carolina House Republicans last week, the State reported. “And I’m going to run about what I’m going to do, not what I’m against,” he told a caucus meeting. The week prior, Graham told BuzzFeed he was “98.6% sure” he would run. And Politico reported earlier this month that Graham was likely to announce a presidential run June 1 from South Carolina, noting that the location “would enable the GOP senator to highlight a compelling personal story not widely known outside his home state.” (His parents, who ran a pool hall where he was raised, died young, and he helped bring up his sister while also attending college and serving in the Air Force.) MSNBC notes that Graham emailed supporters yesterday with this line: “As an announcement draws near, I need to know you stand with me,” as well as an invitation to donate money.

All that is just ducky but it is not the part that got me tickled.

The most important part of that story was his statement…….”I’m running because I think the world is falling apart. I’ve been more right than wrong on foreign policy.”

Okay the truth……I laughed so damn hard I peed a little.

He was wrong on Iraq in 2003…….and again about Libya……wrong on the rebels in Syria…….and those are just the ones that come to mind immediately……and not one of them a small error.

The world that he sees “falling apart”  was made possible by this person’s place in the Senate……and now he wants to run the country.

You may be stupid enough to vote for this yutz……but I am by NO means that stupid!

The GOP’s worst nightmare and a pundit’s dream: A brokered convention in 2016

Have you noticed just how many Repubs are either running for president or thinking of running for president?

Let’s say they all somehow make it to the GOP convention…..just what the Hell would that mean?

Ever hear of a brokered convention?  No?

Then read on….it is a fascinating idea and would make for a Helluva GOP convention…….

Whatcha think?

 

The GOP’s worst nightmare and a pundit’s dream: A brokered convention in 2016.

Cannot Wait For 2016 GOP Debates

If everybody that has shown interest in running for the GOP nomination actually gets in the race…..where will they hold the debates?

There will be more candidates on stage than people in the audience…….

2016 will go down in history as the biggest FARCE in American political history!  And we can thank the GOP for the show….The Greatest Show On Earth!

 

A Return Of The Huck And Chuck Show ?

My brain is barely calm after the many candidates announcements yesterday…….then BAM!  The Huck-A-Buck had to throw his hat in the ring……

It is official we now have one more GOP candidate running for the GOP nomination….the Right Reverend Mike Huckabee.

Mike Huckabee is throwing his hat in the ring—again. The former governor of Arkansas today announced “I am a candidate for president of the United States of America” at the University of Arkansas Community College, in his hometown of Hope—which also happens to be the birthplace of Bill Clinton, USA Today reports. “Every day in my life in politics was a fight,” Huckabee says in a video set to introduce him. “But any drunken redneck can walk into a bar and start a fight. A leader only starts a fight that he’s prepared to finish.” The video also notes Huckabee’s ability to rise above “Bill Clinton’s Arkansas,” includes visuals of both Bill and Hillary Clinton, and describes his plan for a “maximum wage” for workers, per the AP. How his entrance is being framed:

  • RealClearPolitics has Huckabee currently sitting sixth out of 14 current and potential GOP presidential candidates.
  • Writing for the Washington Post, Karen Tumulty notes a few things in Huckabee’s favor (he’s a “gifted communicator” with solid name recognition), but sees the path as challenging. Though he won the 2008 Iowa caucuses, his funds soon petered out, and this time he’ll face “credible” opponents, some of whom “are challenging him for the financial and political support of conservative Christians.”
  • At the New York Times, Trip Gabriel frames 2008 as the easier race. “The biggest question in voters’ minds about Mr. Huckabee … may be why he has returned to the fray. Although American politics is full of stories of the ultimate triumph of also-rans, from Richard M. Nixon to Ronald Reagan, Mr. Huckabee would seem to face greater obstacles than during his first presidential campaign, when he battled only a couple of rivals for the party’s conservative base.”
  • How an NPR headline puts it: “Can Huckabee Overcome The ‘New Car Smell’ Of Other Candidates?”

We will get all the love and concern of a Bible thumper…….Huckabee’s folksy charm may not sway many gay rights supporters, as the former Arkansas governor has called for themandatory quarantining of people with HIV/AIDS, defended ex-gay therapy and pledged to restore Don’t Ask Don’t Tell if elected president. Such remarks aren’t surprising, as Huckabee has also compared gays to Nazi propagandistsalcoholics and people who have sex with sheep. Most recently, he linked the purported danger of gay rights in the U.S. to the threat posed by the terrorist group ISIS. He has warned that same-sex marriage is a “perversion” that will lead to divine punishment and the end of America.

But I hope he brings his shadow from the 2008 campaigns….Chuck Norris…..so I can once again use……”The Huck And Chuck Show”………

Do you realize that there is a chance of 18 or more GOP candidates in this election……gonna be a crazy election……cannot wait.

GOP: A Sarah In Carly Clothing?

It is our lucky day!

A busy day in the line for filing to run for prez………a popular past time among GOPers……..

Its official yet another GOP candidate for the fire……we have a plethora of male d/bags, a black retired doctor and now we have a female running for the nomination of the GOP for the 2016 election….shades of Palin?  Oh joy.

Yep Carly Fiorina is running for president of the good old USA…….since she could not win as governor of California or was it US Senator?……..But that somehow should give her a leg up for the presidency……..I just love these people that have more money than brains and must feed that ever expanding ego…..and this one has that huge ego problem.

Say hello to our newest GOP candidate……..

“I think I’m the best person for the job because I understand how economy actually works,” Fiorina said during an interview on ABC’s Good Morning America.
Although she is considered a longshot candidate, Fiorina has positioned herself as a foil to Hillary Clinton, often attacking the Democratic candidate for her track record as secretary of state and on social issues. The line of attack has been warmly received in the Republican Party, and it is likely that Fiorina will be the only female candidate in the Republican field.
Yep,  GOP now has an attack dog that can say whatever she likes against Clinton and sexism cannot be a way to criticize…..

The GOP has been looking for that “special” lady to fill in where Palin crapped out…..is this that “special” lady?  We could make a comparison like they are both GOP women and……..(give me a minute I am thinking)…….never mind!  I do not think she is capable of that down ho,me demeanor that Palin had…….they both can sling worthless red meat at the micro brained base but in the end they are both completely worthless as candidates.

We all wait on baited breath for an announcement from Huckabee and then the field of wackos will be complete………and we wait!

GOP: Another Clown For The Car

Things work out weird sometimes…….like today…..I never intended on this being a pre-2016 election special…..but as thing work out it is……..I know a bit early but as they say “fore-warned is fore-armed”……..

The GOP is growing and an alarming rate……soon every GOP voter will have their own personal candidate.

The newest candidate is 2016’s version of 2012’s Herman Cain……..Dr, Ben Carson, a bored retire doctor with very little intelligent thing to say…….but he is running……..

The three senators officially seeking the GOP nomination are have been joined by somebody with more experience in brain surgery than politics. “I’m willing to be part of the equation and therefore, I’m announcing my candidacy for President of the United States of America,” retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson tells CBS 12. The 63-year-old is expected to launch his candidacy at an event in his hometown, Detroit, this morning, reports the New York Times, which notes that the field is filling up: Sens. Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Rand Paul have already declared, former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina is expected to enter the race today, and Mike Huckabee is expected to follow suit tomorrow.

Carson has never been elected to political office, but he doesn’t see political inexperience as a drawback and polls put him right in the middle of the potential GOP field, ahead of the likes of Rick Santorum, reports CNN. After his speech today, the vocal opponent of ObamaCare plans to travel to Iowa, where a pro-Carson political action committee says it has already recruited leaders in all 99 counties, the Times reports. In March, Carson apologized for claiming that prison proves homosexuality is a choice, and he tells CBS 12 he has learned from the experience. “I don’t wander off into those extraneous areas that can be exploited. I have learned that,” he says.

YAWN!  And more yawns to come.

GOP Presidential Hopefuls

We have a handful of GOP candidates for the 2016 game……..and I am sure the list will expand and expand until there is a GOP candidate for every GOP voter…….

I love politics but in recent years it has become a joke  without a punchline…….elections are a game played by the wealthy at the expense of the people……it is all sound and fury with absolutely NO advancement of the country……

But let’s be honest……with the people that are hopefuls it is sad that the next president will most likely be a Democrat……

But why is that?

Send in the clowns!

 

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