Republicans of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your brains!
The ‘Lists’ at one time referred to the arena where medieval knights would carry a great big stick on a steed and gallop toward another medieval knight who also carried a great big stick. It was not that difficult when you think about it for some ‘seer’ to predict that some prince engaging in such a contest might become dead in the end.
But it is the other type of lists that I am celebrating with song today.
As we approach a New Year, wading through 113 versions of A Christmas Carol, I have put together my own ratings of the republican candidates for the Presidency of the United States of America.
Everybody and their public relations firms will be publishing lists of famous quotes for the year.
But I decided to prepare my own since Oxymora noted that I am the single most rabid left wing blogger on the scene; a moniker I relish. Haahahah
So here goes, but I only include one or two quotes per candidate. You all will be inundated by lists throughout the month anyway per the net that was invented by Gore and sold for hundreds of millions of dollars by Lady Huffington!
Herman Cain THE Single Dumbest Candidate
Nine, nine, nine and everyone will be doing fine.
(If you think I am going to spend any of my precious time quoting this jackass, you must have lost your brains a long time ago.) But just in case, here is a link:
The reason I even mentioned this moron is that part of the nine, nine, nine program is a provision for a 9% National Sales Tax.
When he was asked about how that would affect states like Florida with a 9% state sales tax;
EVIDENTLY forgetting that the result of his program would be that everything one purchases at Walmart would cost an extra 18% in those states;
Michael Bird, federal affairs counsel for the National Conference of State Legislatures in Washington, said the sales tax, on top of what state and local governments already levy, could make it difficult for them to adjust their tax rates.
“Would the 9 cents create a ceiling, or would states say, now we have to lower our costs because the cost of goods and services are higher than a lot of people are comfortable with?” Bird asked. “It’s hard to say.”
Robert Dietz, an economist at the National Association of Home Builders, said new homes sales would see a double tax increase. The house itself would be subject to the 9% retail sales tax, and then buyers would have to pay tax on the interest on their mortgage, as opposed to now when they can deduct that interest from their income.
Cain’s response to all of this hubub is that:
The people who spend more money on new goods. The sales tax only applies to people who buy new goods, not used goods. That’s a big difference that doesn’t come out.
This is like someone noting that their neighbor’s house is under water from a recent flood and telling that neighbor that everything will be okay because there is a good vacuum cleaner available at the local hardware store.
If you look at this link or a thousand others, Cain never responded to the main problem associated with a nationwide sales tax let alone the fact that someone working at McDonald’s would be losing 9% of his income once the plan went into effect. He merely exclaimed ex nihilo that used goods would never be taxed upon sale.
What the hell does the classification of ‘used’ have to do with anything, really?
Oh good, I do not have to worry any longer about shopping at Goodwill or the Salvation Army!
Now go ahead and tell me, show me, prove to me that the Hermanator is not a moron!
Michelle Bachmann, THE Most Ignorant Asian Feline Around.
Michele Bachmann thinks America blew it by extending a safety net to millions of Americans under President Johnson’s “Great Society.” Her solution? Model the economy after communist China.
“The ‘Great Society’ has not worked and it’s put us into the modern welfare state,” she said. “If you look at China, they don’t have food stamps. If you look at China, they’re in a very different situation. They save for their own retirement security…They don’t have the modern welfare state and China’s growing. And so what I would do is look at the programs that LBJ gave us with the Great Society and they’d be gone.
First I would note that the Great Society helped put this fascist through college, employed her at the IRS, paid her and her husband a lot of money over the years for participating in a foster care program, most likely insured her home mortgage, subsidizes her husband’s main biz and has provided her with decent salaries as a state legislature and as a Congresswoman!
I would give my entire life force; the remaining years of my pitiful life to see Bachmann face Huntsman in a Court with a judge monitoring cross-examinations of both of these folks for two hours a piece. Huntsman (who is no icon to me) would turn this woman into a puddle of urine within 30 minutes. Bachmann knows as much about China, Chinese economics, Chinese culture, Chinese language, Chinese history, Chinese demographics, and Chinese political structure as the rest of us know about the Minnesota Foster Care Programs and the best manner in which to rip off the County, State and Federal Programs attendant to those programs.
And this ingrate, who claims Obama is a goddamn Islamic communist, would like us to adopt the policies of a one party communist system.
I LOVE AMERICA!
IT AINT ME YOU’RE LOOKIN FOR BABE!
(Why is it that all these small government hypocrites really made all of their monies off of governmental programs?)
MITT, THE Corporate Robot.
The Mitt likes to chuckle.
I mean who can really dislike someone who does not like to chuckle?
Corporations are human beings, he he says.
I Aint Gonna Work On Maggie’s Farm No More!
(Mitt says he is the new wave but he’s lost in ’94)
THE NEWT, THE Single Meanest Candidate.
Come in she said, I’ll give ya shelter from the storm!
All the Occupy movement starts with the premise that we all owe them everything,” Gingrich said at the Thanksgiving Family Forum in Iowa, as noted by Igor Volsky at ThinkProgress. “They take over a public park they didn’t pay for, to go nearby to use bathrooms they didn’t pay for, to beg for food from places they don’t want to pay for, to obstruct those who are going to work to pay the taxes to sustain the bathrooms and to sustain the park, so they can self-righteously explain they are the paragons of virtue to which we owe everything.”
Forget for one moment that Newton only needed a few drops of water from a Roman Catholic baptismal font to wash all of his many sins away!
We have a real unemployment rate of about 17% in this nation.
These are adults who would like to be employed and all this jackass would do in this situation would be to fire tens of thousands of janitors and replace them with sixth graders?
Five thousand pages of links could never give one enough to grasp the mental processes of the single worst evil this country has ever witnessed (after Dick Cheney of course)
Newton is incapable of giving a waif in front of his front door shelter from the storm!
I have to admit it is getting better.
Marbury v. Madison, a 1803 decision of the Supreme Court, gave no such authority to the Supreme Court to have “the last word in interpreting the Constitution.” That’s simply not true.
If the Supreme Court has the power to define in its own decisions the constitutional parameters of its own authority vis-à-vis the other two branches – such as giving itself the last word in American politics — then there is nothing preventing Congress from defining its Constitutional authority in a joint resolution passed by both the Senate and the House to give themselves the last word, or the President defining his Constitutional authority via an executive order to give himself the last word.
RON PAUL; THE Candidate For Anarchy.
[…] the federal war on drugs has proven costly and ineffective, while creating terrible violent crime. But if you question policy, you are accused of being pro-drug. That is preposterous. As a physician, father, and grandfather, I abhor drugs. I just know that there is a better way — through local laws, communities, churches, and families — to combat the very serious problem of drug abuse than a massive federal-government bureaucracy.
See Ron’s take on the drug war and on our world wide wars is dead on. I got no problem with these aspects of the Congressman’s message.
Along with the Departments of Energy and Education, Paul also proposes eliminating the Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Commerce, and Interior.
What business is it of ours if 20% of the world starves?
What business is it of government that my neighbors starve?
What business is it of government that my neighbors are homeless?
What business is it of government that my neighbor’s children have no educational opportunities?
If Johnny’s in the basement mixin’ up the medicine; what business is it of mine?
RICK PERRY, THE Baddest Candidate.
I will tell you: It’s three agencies of government, when I get there, that are gone: Commerce, Education and the — what’s the third one there? Let’s see. … OK. So Commerce, Education and the — … The third agency of government I would — I would do away with the Education, the … Commerce and — let’s see — I can’t. The third one, I can’t. Sorry. Oops.” –Rick-Perry
Everybody in the Media centers on this man’s inability to pass a basic brain scan.
The truth be told that it seems to be a trait of Texas Governors not to be able to speak on cue.
The real problem with Perry is not with what he says, the problem with this unprosecuted felon relates to what he has done.
• Texas Enterprise Fund – basically, Rick Perry’s slush fund for politically connected insiders, another WASTE of your tax dollars. Gave $20 Million to Country Wide Financial which went bankrupt. Many company executives who get access to this slush fund are – you guess it – Perry contributors. Rick Perry has a massive cronyism problem. Supports $5 titty bar tax on every patron of a strip club – Wife Anita also supports it. “Wife” Anita on salary for $65,000/year at the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault and titty bar tax is their #1 legislative agenda item. TAASA receives state money already and wants to get grubby hands on titty bar tax. Titty bar tax ruled unconstitutional by lower courts. (2010) Adulterer Rick has sex with strippers on the side and does not pay $5 titty bar tax.
• Refused to stay the death sentence of Cameron Todd Willingham – Willingham had been convicted of murdering his family via an arson determination that was based on junk science. Even worse, Perry later removed 3 members of board of the Texas Forensic Science Commission that was investigating the case and put political pressure on the head of the panel (2009)
There are better descriptions of the slush funds that Perry as set up than this link, but my point is that Ricky’s vision of government is tit for tat.
If he aint getting tit, he aint handing out tat!
JOHN HUNTSMAN, Exactly WHO Are You?
WHO ARE YOU?
RICK SANTORUM, THE Candidate With The Cleanest Peepee.
(What do you see Ricky when you turn out the lights?)
This guy is so focused on his peepee at times that I begin to wonder about his sanity.
“Even the conservative media when it comes to these issues are hesitant to talk about them, it’s not polite conversation.”
Santorum pointed to the landmark case, Lawrence v. Texas, where the U.S. Supreme Court overturned sodomy laws that were used to imprison gays and lesbians.
“And I stood up from the very beginning back in 2003 when the Supreme Court was going create a constitutional right to sodomy and said this is wrong we can’t do this,” Santorum said. ”And so I stood up when no one else did and got hammered for it. I stood up and I continue to stand up.”
Sodomy does not just apply to gays you know!
I swear if this guy were ‘in charge’ he would make sure that we all knew what proper sexual conduct was.
I can just see this manual being distributed to all newly-weds entitled:
President Santorum’s Proper Karma Sutra For Newly-Weds!
Maybe his real problem in life is that he never was on the receiving end of a good BJ!
He, of course, was horseshite as a senator, giving everything to the rich and taking all he could take from the poor even though he claims to be a compassionate republican.
Well that is all I got. I caught the squib about the first documented Earth-like exoplanet that Wolfie already noted in his blog today.
TPM caught my eye with this squib that was only four or five hours old when I first discovered it:
NASA on Monday announced it had discovered what could be the most Earth-like exoplanet yet — and the one with the best potential of supporting life besides Earth — using its Kepler orbital spacecraft and the Spitzer Space Telescope.
“This is a major milestone on the road to finding Earth’s twin,” said Douglas Hudgins, Kepler program scientist, in a press release from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. TPM
And I began dreaming of a parallel Earth with no repubs.
Somewhere over the Rainbow and the Milky Way!