Romney should have his people check out the people he talks with…but here in New Hampshire he finds a man who fought for his country in Viet Nam, who wants marriage equality between men and men and who finally admits he is gay and loves a man.
Why should any person be able to decide what someone else does with their lives? Why should Romney be able to make that decision for them? The result… these laws give Romney and the Republicans that kind of power.
Fact is, this was picked up by the news media and makes Romney look really uncaring:
Here’s someone who will effect the votes of others and there’s Romney… a fool.
- Obama vs. Romney 101: 4 ways they differ on gay issues (csmonitor.com)
- Pro-Romney Super PAC Attacks Obama For Supporting Marriage Equality (thinkprogress.org)
- David Koch Backs Gay Marriage (drudge.com)
- Mitt Romney Supports Gay Boy Scouts But Not Gay Marriage? (perezhilton.com)
- Dumbest PAC Ad (So Far) (ken_ashford.typepad.com)
- Here’s A Terrible Anti-Obama Ad Against Gay Marriage (thegloss.com)
- Pro-Romney Super PAC Attacks Obama For Supporting Marriage Equality (occupytvstations.com)
Andrea Mitchell got a big surprise when interviewing Santorum funder Foster Friess about Rick’s stand on banning contraception:
“Back in my day, they used Bayer aspirin for contraceptives. The gals put it between their knees and it wasn’t that costly.”
As someone said on television this morning, it’s the kind of quote you can hear over and over again and just not believe someone said it… and certainly not on the air.
Here’s what it looked like:
- Santorum Backer Friess Praises Old-School ‘Contraceptive’: Aspirin (npr.org)
- Santorum’s Super Funder: Women Used To Put an Aspirin Between Their Legs for Contraception (crooksandliars.com)
- Chief Santorum backer’s eyebrow-raising comment on contraception (firstread.msnbc.msn.com)
- Santorum Super PAC Backer: “Back In My Days, They Used Bayer Aspirin For Contraception” (buzzfeed.com)
- Friess Apologizes After Bizarre Statement (huffingtonpost.com)
- Foster Friess Apologizes For Aspirin Comment: ‘My Wife Constantly Tells Me I Need New Material’ (mediaite.com)
- Rick Santorum sugar daddy on contraception: In my day, girls put aspirin between their knees (dailykos.com)
Now we’ll see what Willard comes back with. Oh these Repubs!
- Santorum to ‘plant flag’ in Romney’s native state (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Some Positive Commercials for Santorum, and a Video from Last Night (slog.thestranger.com)
- Santorum goes up with ads in Michigan (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- Presenting Mitt Romney’s (incredibly lame) plan to destroy Rick Santorum (dailykos.com)
- Can Romney Destroy Santorum? Ctd (andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com)
- Here we go: Romney Super PAC rolls out first Michigan attack ad against Santorum (hotair.com)
- Bulletproof: Why Rick Santorum Will Be Tough For Mitt Romney To Wipe Out (mediaite.com)
- Mitt Romney super PAC launches ads to counter surge by Rick Santorum (boston.com)
Never wrestle with a pig. You both get dirty; the pig likes it. – Anonymous
The annual C-PAC meeting is going on this week and Conservatives from all over the country are gathering in Washington DC to reinforce their political base and listen to the candidates from the primaries and their major supporters argue about who is furthest right. They are also finding the most extreme attacks against President Obama that they can invent and having a delightful time bubbling over with accusations, most of which are obvious lies.
Much of the noise coming out of DC during these meetings come from Santorum, Gingrich and Paul (who is not attending in person… but make no mistake about it, he is represented) and their supporters aimed at pointing out the minimal involvement of Romney in Conservatism. Then there are programs with titles like Why are U.S. taxpayers spending billions to promote abortion and homosexuality worldwide?, Islamic Law in America: How the Obama Justice Department Is Selling Us Out and The Failure of Multiculturalism: How the pursuit of diversity is weakening the American Identity… you get the idea.
The results that come out of C-PAC will have a fairly strong effect on the Republican nomination for President, even though it represents only about a quarter of registered Republicans. Unfortunately it is the segment of the party that bullies moderates and, if there are any left, liberal Repubs.
You can watch most of what’s going on here on C-Span, MSNBC and (dare I say it?) FOX and hear the garbage that will be coming out in the campaigns. You can watch them tear up each other… but expect most of their focus to be on affirming the “us and them” politics which separate Republicans from the Obama Administration’s efforts to be bi-partisan. As Sen. Jim DeMint said in his conference opening speech:
“We don’t have shared goals with the Democrats.”
This gives you a very good picture of what the final Presidential campaign will be like.
- DeMint: Brokered convention a possibility (thehill.com)
- CPAC: Conservatives gather at ‘major center of gravity’ (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- Sen. Jim DeMint: Why Republicans Must Become More Libertarian (reason.com)
- Santorum: This race is going for a long, long time – Fox News (foxnews.com)
- Opponents Put the Big Squeeze on Romney (abcnews.go.com)
- Live blog of CPAC: Day 1 (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
Last night on Comedy Central Stephen Colbert announced “an exploratory committee to lay the groundwork” for his “possible candidacy for president of the United States of South Carolina.”Of course, this came after polls for the SC primary showed him first at 5%, then at 7%.
The PAC is already buying up television air time in South Carolina. They’ve purchased nearly $10,000 worth of time on a broadcast station in the Charleston, S.C. area between Jan. 15 and Jan. 19, and according to a South Carolina news web site, the Palmetto Public Record, Citizens for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow is also reportedly “negotiating a substantial media buy in the Columbia market.”
This is all so much more substantial than watching the other candidates as they attack each other for things that each of them do anyway.
Since there are no write-ins in South Carolina, being able to vote for Colbert may not be possible. This will cause a media brouhaha…just wait.
- Should Stephen Colbert Run for President? (usnews.com)
- Colbert Transfers Power To Stewart, Preps 2012 Run (huffingtonpost.com)
- Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC Has Already Snapped Up $10,000 Of Ad Time In South Carolina (businessinsider.com)
- WATCH: Colbert Makes Huge Campaign Announcement (huffingtonpost.com)
- Stephen Colbert Hands His PAC To Jon Stewart And Announces He Will Explore Run For Presidency (businessinsider.com)
In a five-to-one decision, the Federal Election Commission granted comedian Stephen Colbert the right to create a “SuperPAC” to raise money for the 2012 election campaign. This would make him an equivalent to people like Karl Rove who are attempting to influence the elections.
But the FEC also concluded that the television host’s employer, Viacom Corp., would have to report any help it gives to Colbert for political activities outside the “Colbert Report” show. The panel gave the newly registered “Colbert Super PAC” a relatively narrow media exemption applicable only to the humorist’s show. Any assistance from Viacom outside the show must be treated as “in-kind” contributions and reported to the FEC.
Since the 2010 Supreme Court decision allowing unfettered corporate spending in elections, Super PACs like Colbert’s now number over 100. They didn’t exist before the Court’s decision (a point Colbert seems to be making in a comic way.)
“Some people have said, ‘Is this some kind of joke?’ I for one don’t think participating in democracy is a joke.”
..said Colbert to the crowd afterward. When a reporter asked him when the first ad would run, Colbert Responded:
“I’ve got to get some money first.”