Newt Gingrich, the thrice-married, buffet-crashing, family-values, ethics slob, is about to announce his candidacy for the presidency. In related news, Fox “News” Channel announced last week that it was terminating its contract with Gingrich, which allows Fox to now feature Gingrich on its various television shows for free. Rupert Murdoch is one smart cat.
Speaking of potential GOP candidates for president who will never be president, Rick Santorum appeared last Friday at a GOP convention in South Carolina, a state still unaware that the Civil War is over, but very much aware that a Negro is president.
Jon Ward, at HuffPo, wrote:
At this weekend’s South Carolina GOP convention, Republican lawmakers warned that a second term for President Obama would kill America’s independent spirit and guarantee a permanent big government welfare state.
Ward also reported that the word “socialism” was tossed around a lot and that Santorum,
even raised the specter of Benito Mussolini’s Fascist Italy in a speech here Friday night while explaining why his grandfather emigrated to the U.S. His uncle, he said, “used to get up in a brown shirt and march and be told how to be a good little fascist.”
There is no word from the birther-Right whether the fact that Santorum’s father was born in Italy, or whether Santorum may qualify for dual citizenship, disqualifies him from serving as our president. Not to mention that Santorum may have some fascist blood in his veins.
Oh, never mind. The fascist blood wouldn’t matter all that much to some of his supporters.
Gallup reports on a new poll that tells us two things most of us already knew:
Romney’s GOP Supporters Tilt Upscale; Palin’s, Downscale
Only 9% of Republicans who earn less than $24,000 support Romney, compared to 21% of Republicans who support him and earn more than $90,000. Romney also attracted more college graduates (21%) than non-grads (13%), which means the smart money is on Romney.
Most of us savvy political junkies know that Republicans love the idea of “local control.” I’ve heard it a thousand times: “Nobody knows what’s best for the folks than those at the local level.” Except that the notion is false. Republicans are all about control at every level.
From an AP article last week:
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that prohibits local governments from passing ordinances guaranteeing workers’ paid sick and family leave.
The Republican governor says it’s all about jobs: If you cut workers’ benefits, employers will flood the state.
God, I love Republicans.
Finally, I have often suggested that the popular Fox “News” morning show, “Fox and Friends”—which has been the number one show (1.3 million viewers) for more than eight years—will cause one’s IQ to atrophy, if one tunes in too often.
Here’s video evidence just from this morning, courtesy of Media Matters, which features the busty and leggy Gretchen Carlson offering up the opinion that “one of those dudes who was waterboarded” could make the case for collecting the reward on bin Laden’s now-skeletal head:
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