The GOP Debate: Big Day Comes A Callin’

In a couple of days the long awaited first GOP debate of the election season will commence…….and there has been much written about the format that FOX News will use…..it seems only the 10 top candidates in the national polls will be allowed on stage at this first attempt to find a candidate….

The problem most people have is that it is not a good representation of quality candidates but rather who has the biggest mouth and the most absurd stands…….

It appears that some of the pollsters are coming to their senses……..(reported in Political Wire)………

“The Marist Institute of Public Opinion has suspended its polling of the GOP primary field in protest of how polls are being used to determine debate participants,” Politico reports.

“The poll, which is done in conjunction with McClatchy, is one of the more well-respected national polls regularly conducted. But Lee Miringoff, the director of the Marist Institute, told McClatchy that they’re suspending their poll for this week because the debate criteria assumes the polls are more precise than they are in reality.”

I think they are right in their conclusions…..but I question the timing.  If this is truly what they feel then why wait until a couple days before the debate to withhold their polls?  Why not a month ago?  Or 2 or 3?

What purpose does it serve to pull it now?  Or a better question is what is their benefit of pulling the polls?  Was this a genuine concern or was it simply a marketing ploy?

Tell me what you think is behind this move…….

Huckabee: Driving The Clown Car (For Now)

There are 17 GOP candidates for the party nomination……and it looks like a few of them want to be in the drivers seat……at least for the first couple of debates……and the biggest GOP blow hard of the week has got to be Huckabee……..

First he rattled on about the Iran nuke deal…….first he said that if it was approved it would be leading Israel to the oven door…….poor taste at best….then he had to go further on the deal……he then stated that it the deal is approved there would be a mushroom cloud over Israel…….that has NO taste….just plain bullshit!  Is there not something in his religion about “bearing false witness”?

But one of his best came just the other day…..he has moved on from Israel and Iran…..now he is harping on abortion……..

Donald Trump isn’t the only candidate to raise eyebrows with his comments. Mike Huckabee this week promised to get aggressive against abortion as president, and he didn’t rule out using federal troops or the FBI to do so, reports the Topeka Capital-Journal. The remarks came in two public appearances: At the first, he said he would “invoke the Fifth and 14th Amendments for the protection of every human being,” including unborn babies. At the second event, a reporter asked if that meant using troops or the FBI, and he said, “We’ll see, if get to be president.”

Salon notes that the reporter was none other than Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone, who tweetedabout the exchange. And what about Roe v. Wade? Huckabee told the crowd that Abraham Lincoln defied the Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision, which denied African-Americans the right to citizenship, when he freed the slaves. The Topeka newspaper, though, quotes a Berkeley law professor who thinks Huckabee is “off base,” adding, “I think he’d better more carefully examine what he’s saying, because it is totally unprecedented.”

Does this mental midget know anything about “federal law”?  Does this “person” mean that he would prevent Americans from having the freedom of choice?  And these types accuse Obama of being a Nazi……..go figure.

This douche bag is doing what ALL politicians do at election time…..tell the voter what they want to hear……no matter whether it is the truth of not……..does this Israeli hooker realize that his BS on religion is NO better than the Muslims that want to force their beliefs on others……..

Is this guy for real?  NO he is not….and he will NEVER be president!

Far From The Babbling Crowd

AS the GOP debate approaches………

Yep there are 17 GOP candidates in search of the nomination in 2016……so far it has been a comedy of dunces….theater of the absurd……..but with this many candidates the craziness could go on for an extended amount of time…..right?

Not really……….

Having trouble keeping track of all the Republican candidates? Dreading a protracted fight that keeps generating headlines right through the GOP convention next July? Have no fear because things will be nicely wrapped up before then, writes David Avella at Real Clear Politics. On March 1, 2016, to be exact. “Mark it on your calendar as when we will know who the Republican nominee for president will be.” His logic: After the February contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina, the field will be narrowed to three, max. Then comes March 1, when more than a dozen states vote, and the winner will then be clear.

“After March 1, there will undoubtedly be candidates and their supporters who refuse to acknowledge that a final verdict has been handed down,” writes Avella. “It won’t matter.” The frontrunner after the March 1 contests will be unofficially “ratified” on March 15 when Ohio, Florida, and other states vote. Forget any talk you hear of a brokered convention. “The Republican penchant for order and clarity will evidence itself,” writes Avella, a GOP national strategist. “Republicans love an orderly process. That is who Republican voters are.” Click for the full post.

By March there should be a significant fewer candidates…..and hopefully they will be serious about governing and not about trying to be the most outrageous………we will have to see if this holds up……

A Message For Mike

Huckabee has been verbal lately and in doing so has shown his lack of civility, something you would expect from a minister……..

I saw this message to Mike on Twitter and just had to share it…….could not have been better said……..ENJOY!

 

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Huckabee: Stealing The Thunder

We all have marveled at the idiocy that is Donald Trump.  His comment on Hispanics and Mexicans have pissed off a whole segment of society….but the upside is the media cannot get enough of his stupidity.  And he is the front runner at this time for the GOP nomination…….and that speaks volumes about the mental capability of the GOP…..at least to me.

But while the Donald was languishing in the spotlight of fame he has been ambushed by another……a preacher with just as much stupidity as Trump……I am speaking about Huckabee.

We know that all the GOP candidates are on the same page in the opposition to the Iranian deal….but my man Huck has taken it to the extremes……..

It’s no surprise that presidential candidate Mike Huckabee isn’t happy with the recent Iran nuclear deal, but the rhetoric he used to make his point has prompted a call from the Democratic National Committee for an apology, the BBC reports. In an interview with Breitbart on Saturday, the ex-Arkansas governor called President Obama’s foreign policy “the most feckless in American history” and said the commander in chief was “naive” to think we should place our trust in Iran. But it’s what he said next that ired the DNC: Huckabee said that by striking the Iran deal, which he calls the “most idiotic thing,” Obama “will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.” He continued: “It should be rejected by both Democrats and Republicans in Congress and by the American people. I read the whole deal. We gave away the whole store. It’s got to be stopped.”

In a statement, DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Huckabee’s comments had “no place in American politics” and that “cavalier analogies to the Holocaust are unacceptable,” per CNN. “Mike Huckabee must apologize to the Jewish community and to the American people for this grossly irresponsible statement,” she added. But Huckabee doubled down on Twitter with a graphic of his controversial quote, accompanied by the message: “Tell Congress to do their constitutional duty & reject the Obama-Kerry #IranDeal.” He also included a link to his website, where he demanded Congress not take summer vacation until it kills the “horrific, humiliating handout to Iran that threatens Israel, emboldens terrorists, and will trigger a nuclear arms race across the Middle East.” His campaign rep simply noted to CNN that “the comment speaks for itself.”

Someone had to stop Trumps meteoric rise and Huck took it upon himself…….he doubled down on the “oven” comment saying that he had been to Auschwitz three times and stood at the door of the oven….he knows what the door looks like…..seriously?  Apparently all you need to qualify as an expert in the GOP in foreign policy is the capability in recognizing a door……

But what can you expect from the brain of a Baptist preacher?  Certainly not anything rational.

For now Huck has stolen Donald’s thunder….and the god will be angered…….

Will The 2016 GOP Parade Ever End?

Today number 16 or 17 candidate will enter into the comedic parade known as the GOP dash to the nomination.  Today Ohio governor, John Kasich has jumped in and this may be the last “serious” candidate for the nomination…….I am sure there are others that want to pad their resume to gain a bigger share of the cash on the rubber chicken circuit of politics.

 Good news for Republican voters who aren’t wild about Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, George Pataki, Rick Santorum, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Ted Cruz, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Chris Christie, Rand Paul, Rick Perry, or Marco Rubio: John Kasich is running for president. The second-term governor of Ohio and former congressman is returning to the Ohio State University campus in Columbus where he became an aspiring politician to announce his 2016 bid for president.

Kasich is known for his unfiltered style and policies that are not always in line with his party. Moreover, he’s been one of the few Republican contenders to resist going after the chief Democratic prospect, Hillary Clinton, or President Obama. He says if he has to trash people to win, count him out. Kasich is the 16th notable Republican to get into the race. He’s hoping his 18 years in Congress, near-decade as a Lehman Brothers managing director, and two terms as a swing-state governor will help him stand out.

Is it all in?  The next landmark in this election cycle will be the first debate on FOX…..the problem there is the way it is set up there will be only about 2 serious candidates in that debate….if anything it will be sideshow to the circus…….full of softball questions and answer that generate applause…..nothing of a serious nature will be mentioned……

I do not see Kasich generating much enthusiasm among the rank and file……he will definitely not be a fave of the Teat Party ……so what does he hope to accomplish?  A bigger paycheck on the speech circuit of conservatism……is the best he will do.