Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Another Week, Another Romney Gaffe

Slick Mitt Romney has put his foot in his mouth again. This time he's insulted all Islamic Americans by stating that their small percentage of the population would bar them for consideration in his presidential cabinet.

Muslims represent roughly 1 percent of the United States population. By comparison Mormons make up about 1.8 percent. If Muslims are barred from Romney's cabinet because of their small numbers, by that logic we probably shouldn't expect to see many latter day saints, farmers (1 percent of the population), multi millionaires (less than 1 percent), fortune 500 CEOs, former right wing Congressmen, retired generals, economists, etc. in the cabinet either.

If Romney goes with the averages, his cabinet will be stuffed with people who are overweight, get their news information from Saturday Night Live or MTV and own pink lawn flamingos.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Romney: Don't put up [virtual] walls around America. Real ones are fine, however.

Slick Mitt Romney is at it again. Just yesterday Slick was in the Pacific Northwest talking the benefits of free trade. Specifically, Slick stated trade barriers hurt the country. "Don't put up walls around America," he begged.

This is odd since during a trip to Southern California this last summer, Slick held a news conference on immigration just a stones throw from the nation's southern border fence. According to the online version of the San Diego Union Tribune, Romney didn't call for tearing down this wall. Wonder why?

So, Slick opposes virtual walls around America because of their supposed negative impact upon the economy, but supports real ones with known damaging impacts to the environment, wildlife and the economy. Sounds like typical republiCON double speak.

Friday, November 9, 2007

CONS can't tell the truth about climate change because . . .

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) went to the Senate floor the other day to rail against media types that question his position on climate change.

Inhofe states the reason why "more members of the House and the Senate [don't] tell the truth about climate change" is because of name calling and threats by people like Anderson Cooper. Say what!?!

Putting aside Senator Inhofe's apparent habit of reaching policy positions based on taunts, his speech seems to be an inadvertent admission that he's not telling the truth about climate change. And CONS wonder why more people are rejecting the GOP's leadership.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Last Throes or Just Getting Started?

Remember back in June of 2005 when Vice President Dick Cheney said this about the ongoing violence and death in Iraq:

"I think we may well have some kind of presence there over a period of time. The level of activity that we see today from a military standpoint, I think, will clearly decline. I think they're in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency."

Well now the Department of Defense reports that 2007 is the deadliest year of the Iraq war. Even though there are roughly two months left in the year, more than 850 American GIs have been killed, surpassing the previous record set in 2004.

If this is the last throes, one hates to think what an active insurgency would do.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Red States Running Purple

The news for the republiCONS just keeps going from bad to grim. Besides what appears to be the daily revelations regarding GOP closeted homosexual activity, the retirement of another prominent CON, or the stepping down of an advisor with a criminal past, we find this gem. It seems trends in several Senate races are breaking for the Democrats. In fact, Democrats are leading or tied in 5 of 7 Senate races currently held by CONS.

This is bad for the GOP on a several fronts. First, the Senate is evenly split with 49 Democrats and 49 CONS. The two Democrat leaning independents tip the balance to the left. If the Democrats take five of the current CON seats, they will open up a ten vote majority, bringing them ever closer to a filibuster proof number. In fact, winning just a couple of these seats would have the added bonus of eliminating Joe Lieberman's power as a swing vote.

Yet, more importantly Democratic Senate candidates are polling very well in traditional red states like Virginia, New Mexico and Colorado. This has got to be a source of GOP nightmares. A Democrat will likely be in the White House come January 2009, if he/she wins just two of these states and holds the others Kerry got in 2004.

A Democrat in the White House, with a ten vote majority in the Senate, and who knows how many seats in the House, the country is looking a darker shade of purple every day.