Our Scatterbrained Republicans


According to a CNN/ORC International Poll released Monday, 24% of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say Romney is their most likely choice for their party’s presidential nominee with Gingrich at 22%… The poll also indicates that 14 percent back Cain, down 11 points from last month.

Public Policy Polling:

Newt Gingrich has taken the lead in PPP’s national polling. He’s at 28% to 25% for Herman Cain and 18% for Mitt Romney.

National Journal:

A new [Iowa] survey, conducted by the Republican firm the polling company, shows five candidates in double digits, with no one really running away from the pack. Businessman Herman Cain leads with 20 percent, statistically tied with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, at 19 percent. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, at 14 percent, is certainly within striking distance.

It’s like an embarrassment of riches! Without the riches.

[via Political Wire]

I love that Newt is the new thing. as if we needed more evidence of how desperate they are.
if its Romney I would bet my next unemployment check that there will be a right wing third party candidate. they will never vote for Mitt.

@Capt Howdy: there will be a third party candidate. i’d prefer bernie sanders but he don’t wanna fuck obama up. so the teabaggers will run cain or bachmann.

This may be one of those elections where each side is driven by venom for the opposing candidate.

I am actually starting to think O is going to take this in a walk.
not by a huge margin but not breaking a sweat either.

the best thing is that apparently god told Herman Cain, Bachman AND Perry to run for president. proving once again that god has a sense of humor.

@Capt Howdy: Agree. Obama got lucky. Hey Stinque Fashionistas, what should Shelly O wear at the second inagural?

@Capt Howdy: I reserve the right to change my mind, but I’ve been calling it an electoral landslide for months.

@Dodgerblue: Since I’m a member of the Rump Angry Left, there’s not much I can do to undermine it.

the website dubyaspeak.com used to be funny what with all the w-isms and so forth. this new set of clowns are much funnier though. i was worried what we would do for comic relief after the departure of w, but these fuckers have done a fine job and taken it to a new level. at least w knew when he was being made fun of. this new bunch just goes on and on trying to out-psycho the last one.

dont know about a landslide but I mostly agree. I am in the fartland and I gotta tell you, you cannot over estimate the stupidity of a large portion of the voting public.
and the shocking part, at least to me, is that it is clearly willful. facts be dammed.

@jwmcsame: these people make Dubya look Alexander Hamilton and Karl Wilhelm von Humboldt rolled into one

Watch for an uptick in gun sales as a sure indicator that the GOP is in trouble. Gun guys bought big time in advance of the 2008 election in anticipation of an Obama win (because Demrats = socialism and gun control, neither of which actually occurred) and, as you know, went totally nuts after the election. It got so bad that we actually had an ammo and reloading supplies shortage for almost a year and a half after the inauguration. Things only settled down early this year. Hoarders started unloading (*zing!*) their excess stock about a year ago.

The GOP crash and burn means I might have only a brief window of opportunity to score an AR-15 before prices shoot through the roof again, although it may be that everybody who was going to buy one has already done so. The funniest part of the gun rights crowd’s efforts this cycle is the line that Obama didn’t take any gun control action in his first term, so he’s certain to do it in his second term.

ADD: FBI background checks for firearms purchases from licensed dealers are up over 2010 in Ohio: “During the first seven months of this year, the FBI conducted 247,847 background checks for firearm purchases at gun sellers in the state, up 17.7 percent from the same period in 2010, 9.2 percent from 2009 and 42.4 percent from 2008, according to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.”

I love the book the texas guy wrote called “Adios MoFo – why Rick Perry will make America miss George Bush”.

@Capt Howdy: “Rick Perry is like George W Bush without the brain.”

Can’t remember who said it re: Ranger v. Caligutard, but that always makes me laugh.

@Capt Howdy: A librarian friend in Oklahoma got one of the best reference questions ever about that book. A little old lady called to see if the library had a book called “Adios Something” about Perry. My friend confirmed that the book was available, whereupon the old dear asked, “Now, what does ‘MoFo’ mean?” My friend explained that is was a very vulgar word and warned the patron she might be offended by it. The woman gave her the go-ahead, whereupon the librarian told her. The response? “Oh dear. Well, I’m certainly not going to use that word even if Rick Perry does.”

@¡Andrew!: I’ve also heard “Like W but with out the gravitas and intellectual curiosity.” May have been Molly Ivins, coiner of “Governor Goodhair.”

@Capt Howdy: and the shocking part, at least to me, is that it is clearly willful

Shouldn’t be shocking. We’re a generation into that.


I guess but it seems more open and shameless now. thanks FOXnews

@Capt Howdy: The thing about Fox is their blatant cynicism. Which dovetails nicely with Fox viewers’ blatant credulity.


I have been telling people lately that the difference between FOX and MSNBC is that MSNBC reports the news with a liberal slant (most of the time) and FOX just makes shit up.

@Capt Howdy: I mistakenly left the TV on after Rachel one night last week, and was treated to a major Lawrence O’Donnell rant about how Grover’s anti-tax pledge was somehow undermining elected government. Too clever by half.

@redmanlaw: nixon thought handguns should be illegal and all hunting arms registered. reagan signed the mulford act banning the carrying of loaded guns. herbie bush banned the import of assault weapons. w probably pondered a ban on drunk vice presidents shooting loaded guns in occupied suvs until darth cheney reminded w who the boss was. o’bama on the other hand did nothing about guns as is his safe approach to everything else. i guess he figures he will out nothing the republican’ts on every issue feeling that sane nothingness beats insane nothingness every time. even americans can figure that out.

@jwmcsame: “The Mulford Act was a 1967 California bill prohibiting the public carrying of loaded firearms. Named after assemblyman Don Mulford, the bill garnered national attention after the Black Panthers marched on the California Capitol to protest the bill. The bill was signed by California Governor Ronald Reagan.”
– from wikipedia

See, that’s how you get your gun control. Also, Dubya supported the assault weapons ban and would have signed its reauthorization, but Congress didn’t send him a bill. The Senate voted 90-8 against reauthorization in 2004. Dems blamed the original 1994 bill for losing their majority in the House.

@redmanlaw: I remember the Panthers walking around Oakland with shotguns. You didn’t want to fuck with these guys, although we’ve now learned that many were FBI.

@redmanlaw: Thanks for reminding me that somehow I don’t own the Network DVD. A quick trip to Amazon has rectified that.

(If you can solve the inherent puzzle, you’ll know how my associative mind works.)

@nojo: Oh, you know, whatshisface, with the press conference and so on.

@mellbell: Answer: Network’s Panther scene, where the radical leader argues over contract points.

@nojo: Speaking of which, the NBA talks have broken down and there may be no pro basketball in the US this year. What will Jack Nicholson do with his winter and spring evenings?

@al2o3cr: I’d love to see a mashup between WI teabaggers and WI LARPers.

(And jeezus christ, that took forever to find.)

@Mistress Cynica: Referring to Gov. Good Hair as “Shrub without the gravitas and intellect,” is, as far, as I can remember without using the Googlez, attributed to the late great and sadly missed Ms. Molly Ivins.

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