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Romney confronts a gay veteran without realizing it…

 

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.

 Romney comes across as a fool.

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.

 

Good news when all we hear about are Republican billionaires…

Bill Maher entered himself into the big-time world of large political donations on Thursday when he announced he was donating a million dollars to a pro-Obama Super PAC. It remains to be seen how Bill Maher’s more liberal guests will react to the news when his “Real Time” returns on March 2.
Isn’t it time for the rest of you rich. Democratic TV stars to get into the mix?

Quote of the Week (or more) – How the GOP views contraception…

Bayer 04 Leverkusen

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 goes on attack against Romney…

So far, Rick has not done TV commercials with the Romney-esque attack features. Then comes this ad called Rombo:

Now we’ll see what Willard comes back with. Oh these Repubs!

Conservatives gather to decide who the lead pig will be…

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.

DeMint

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:

“I can guarantee you that coach Tom Coughlin did not tell his Giants to go out on the field and work with those other guys… They weren’t cooperating with Tom Brady

“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.

Let’s hear it for Stephen Colbert…

Manager Stewart and Candidate Colbert

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%.

He also handed control of his super PAC, Citizens for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, over to his colleague, Jon Stewart, host of “The Daily Show.”

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.

Colbert Gets His SuperPAC.

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.”