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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Friday, May 15, 2009

Political bits

(Politico) Giuliani's losing key staffers leading to the guess that he's out of elected politics.

(SUSA) 57% of Minnesotans don't think Pawlenty should run for a third term. (and those presidential ambitions...?)

And, (CNN) Bristol Palin graduated from high school yesterday.

Later: Rasmussen polls Republicans on who their leader is: McCain 18%. Steele 14%. Palin 10%. Romney 8%. Limbaugh 6%. Cheney 4%. I think it's notable that, besides McCain, none of these folks hold elected national office. There's not one national leader even under consideration among Republicans.


  • And Newt Gingrich is an ass.

    Who knew what when? Yeah, I'd like to know. But it seems that Pelosi is being pilloried for not fully disclosing the contents of a highly classified briefing... which would have violated the law. There are so many jackals who are so far out of the loop, loudly pontificating "facts" they know nothing of. And the corporate media is derelict my providing an unqualified (unquestioning) platform of legitimacy for these trolls.

    I wanna puke.

    By Blogger -epm, at 11:37 AM  

  • Yeah. I thought about adding
    Gingrich to this post, but there wasn't really anything to it. He has no standing, he's just a guy on the sidelines shouting.

    If it makes you feel any better, remember this. The Obama people want Gingrich speaking for the Republicans.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 1:23 PM  

  • As long as he's given a broadcast network platform, he has standing in the political debate. And standing on the sidelines shouting is ALL the Republicans are doing. It's freakin' nuts! No ideas and a ton of just makin' shit up and spewing it like it's iron clad truth.

    I know it's always been about power. But I'm just amazed at the unchecked, unquestioned, brutal ugliness.

    By Blogger -epm, at 2:00 PM  

  • As you say, that's what they have left.

    There's this saying in boxing. When someone's rocked, they fall back into a sloppy version of what they're comfortable with.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 2:04 PM  

  • Today's GOP, decadent fascism. Not really a slogan you want to go with.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:39 PM  

  • Anon, but that's the kicker. They don't even have the credibility to claim they'll "restore order."

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 5:05 PM  

  • With this fight over ideological purity and thinning the ranks of those not willing to take the blood oath in the GOP the Dems have bought themselves a few election cycles.

    I'm extremely afraid that if the GOP gets any traction in the next 20 years this next level of GOP ideology will be much crazier than the last 8 years have been.

    Granted they may alienate they're big money base now but how many Adolph Coors types will spring up to fund the next version of the Volks Partie.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:26 AM  

  • Anon, but can they win or "gain traction" without softening to the middle?

    (Assuming Obama doesn't completely screw up and give it to them by default.)

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 7:02 AM  

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