Ah…the praises for outsider presidential candidates always include his or her ability to take on the Washington Establishment! Even Carly Fiorina in her endorsement of Senator Ted Cruz today extolled this virtue in her litany of praises. But it seldom happens…because one person is seldom capable of such a transformation.
Does someone need to take on the Washington Establishment? Damn straight…but it’s not one of the candidates for president…it’s YOU!
But you are about to send your entrenched incumbents back to Washington. Why the hell are you doing that? This is the Washington Establishment…vote the sons and daughters of bitches out…every damn incumbent on the ballot. If you think I am kidding, to steal a phrase from that infamous political pundit, Sarah Palin: How’s that hopey changy thing working out for you?
She and her boyfriend of one year, Track Palin, left a different residence together and were arguing the whole way home. Once they got to his home they argued in the car, then in the driveway . They were screaming and he was calling her names. [Redacted] told Palin that she had called the cops even though she had not, in attempt to calm him down and to scare him away from “touching her”. Palin approached [Redacted] and struck her on the left side of her head near her eye with a closed fist. [Redacted] got on the ground in a fetal position because she didn’t know what else he would do. Palin then kicked [redacted] on the right knee. [Redacted]’s phone was sitting on the ground in front of her. Palin took her phone and threw it across the driveway. She retrieved the phone and went inside the house. Palin was already inside and holding onto a gun, yelling “do you think I’m a pussy?” and “do you think I won’t do it?” [Redacted] stated Palin “cocked the gun” and was holding the rifle out next to him with the his right hand near the trigger and his left hand near the barrel, with the barrel just away from his face pointed to the side. [Redacted] was concerned that he would shoot himself and ran outside and around the house. She didn’t see where Palin went, so she went inside and up the stairs, where she hid under a bed. Shortly after, she heard Palin walking around inside looking for her. Palin left after not locating her
Watch as Republican Sen. John McCain explains to CBS News that he would block U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s confirmation if President Obama nominates her as the next Secretary of State, saying she’s ‘not being very bright’ and ‘not qualified.’
Keep in mind that John McCain is the same man who as the Republican presidential nominee in 2008 chose as his vice presidential running mate former half-term Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who demonstrated how “bright” and “qualified” she was to be a heartbeat away from the presidency on more than one occasion.
Pardon me if I have a hard time taking John McCain seriously as someone “bright enough” or “qualified” to judge anyone else’s qualifications or decision making skills.
Oh, and for the record, here’s what Susan Rice really said about the attacks on our embassy in Benghazi, free from Republican spin.
RICE: Well, first of all, Chris, we are obviously investigating this very closely. The FBI has a lead in this investigation. The information, the best information and the best assessment we have today is that in fact this was not a preplanned, premeditated attack. That what happened initially was that it was a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired in Cairo as a consequence of the video. People gathered outside the embassy and then it grew very violent and those with extremist ties joined the fray and came with heavy weapons, which unfortunately are quite common in post-revolutionary Libya and that then spun out of control.
But we don’t see at this point signs this was a coordinated plan, premeditated attack. Obviously, we will wait for the results of the investigation and we don’t want to jump to conclusions before then. But I do think it’s important for the American people to know our best current assessment.
The fact is, anyone who’s looked at Susan Rice’s resume can see she’d be incredibly qualified to serve as our nation’s next Secretary of State, if President Obama calls her to serve in that capacity.
A story like this makes me pity Mitt Romney and his whole family. How can someone who truly stands for nothing and lives by the latest poll survive in society, much less risen to become the republican presidential nominee? How can Americans who truly care about their government and their country vote for Mitt Romney?
I am not sure what would be worse? A self serving opportunist who used her time in the spotlight to cash in on gullible Americans for ever last cent she can squeeze out of them like Sarah Palin OR a power hungry empty shell who only cares about having more and more power with no moral compas, ethic standards or true belief whatsoever in his being? My gusess is it is a lose lose proposition!
By the way Bill Maher had pretty much the same take as I did:
Sarah Palin has been in the National Spotlight for 4 years now and finally has said something of value! Here she is taking on the “Round Mound of Mean” – Chris Christie on behalf of he candidate Newt Gingrich:
Where she tells us that he likes to “wear panties”(wonder if he is related to J. Edgar?) and after using the state helicopter to fly to his son’s baseball game(he was at the other end of the state at a fundraiser prior), maybe he should take a look in the mirror as to who “embarrasses the party”.
H/T HuffPO: Last night Senator and failed presidential candidate John McCain told Sean Hannity that picking Sarah Palin, was the best decision he ever made:
John McCain has no regrets about the biggest and most controversial decision of his unsuccessful 2008 presidential campaign. Speaking to Sean Hannity on Tuesday evening in New Hampshire, McCain said naming Sarah Palin his running mate was “still the best decision I’ve ever made.”
Much drama has occurred since the McCain-Palin ticket lost to Barack Obama and Joe Biden. In 2009, several members of McCain’s campaign team trashed Palin in a Vanity Fair article, and in 2010, McCain’s daughter Meghan claimed Palin caused “stress, drama, panic” on the campaign trail.
I wonder what his rich wife (who set him up for the good life) or his kids felt about that? Personally, I always felt that by unleashing Sarah Palin on the country you put a black mark on your record that would never go away.
As if that was not humorous enough watch this:
PS: To Wiggy, This post is NOT about you nor is it about Vanity Fair.
Cantor was speaking with interviewer Lesley Stahl, who asked if he was ready to start compromising with Democrats on taxes. Cantor said he was indeed “ready to cooperate,” but then hedged his response.
“But what’s the difference between compromise and cooperate?” Stahl asked.
“I would say cooperate is ‘Let’s look to where we can move things forward to where we agree,” Cantor said. “Compromising principles, you don’t want to ask anybody to do that. That’s who they are as their core being.”
Stahl then mentioned to Cantor how his “idol” Reagan compromised his principles by raising taxes during his presidency. Cantor tried to deflect the focus by mentioning that Reagan cut taxes, but Stahl reiterated her point.
Upset at the reporter, Cantor’s press secretary yelled off camera, “That’s not true, and I don’t want to let that stand.”
No matter if Cantor, his staff or conservatives at-large want to deny that Reagan raised taxes, what Stahl said is completely true.
After his huge tax cut in 1981 slashed all tax rates to 23 percent, sparking a budget crisis, Reagan realized he’d also have to raise taxes in the years that followed. He raised taxes four times between 1982 to 1984, increasing the payroll tax, broadening the base of Social Security payees, applying the income tax to higher earners and rolling back corporate and individual tax breaks.
So the question is how do you reason & compromise, with someone who has absolutely NO grasp on reality?? How can someone who does not even understand he basic facts of his “hero” be relied upon to move our great country FORWARD? There are people that actually vote for him? Is there a difference between Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan? Are there a group of people doing more damage to our country right now than congressional Republicans?
Here is the full interview:
Here is the Ronald Reagan dodge and denial of reality:
Sometimes it seems that a 9% approval rating for Congress is way too high! It is quite clear that the Republicans who like to tout themselves as the party of Ronald Reagan and Abraham Lincoln would not welcome either to the current party!
Nearly a year after she quit her governorship of Alaska, Sarah Palin was found guilty today of another breach of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act involving her so-called Alaska Fund Trust (AFT), which she established as a private “legal defense fund” while governor.
Timothy Petumenos, independent counsel for the Alaska Personnel Board (and ironically, the same independent counsel who issued the Troopergate findings nearly two years ago while Palin was the GOP vice-presidential nominee), presented the state’s Findings, Consent Decree and Settlement Agreement this afternoon from the perfectly named Adventure Room of the Captain Cook Hotel in downtown Anchorage.
In what is an extremely detailed finding, Petumenos ruled that even though Palin assigned the research of forming the fund to her former spokesperson Meghan Stapleton and even though Palin relied on extensive outside legal counsel, that “the Trust itself, as ultimately conceived, violates the Ethics Act.”
The finding is a stinging rebuke to Palin, who must now return more than $386,000 in contributions to the AFT.
It also forces her longtime political crony Kirstan Cole to be removed from serving as Trustee of the fund.
Perhaps most significantly, Petumenos demanded that “all donors to the Trust, whether they donated before or after the resignation, as promised in the supporting website information, must be publicly disclosed.
With the recent \"surprise\" announcement that Sarah Palin will not run for president, she is saying to everyone in America who has donated money to her:
SUCKERS! You just got Punk’d!
She does thank you however for her steak dinners, her hotel and airfare upgrades, her vacations, etc… She appreciates Americans sending her money so she can live high on the hog and contribute nothing to the debate or society except spending your money!
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin told reporters today that she would not run for President because “I want to go straight to the quitting part.”
“If I launched a campaign, let’s face it, a couple of months from now I’d up and quit,” she said. “This is a real step-saver for all concerned.”
She said that prior to her decision she had seriously considered running, “but only for the free clothes.”
When asked about her future plans, she said, “Although I’m not running for President, I have no intention of spending more time with my family.”
Although, I have to admit that I admire the way she soaked every last cent she could get out of the right wing and the tea partiers, hopefully I will never write, mention, say, or think of Sarah again!