Politics, particularly as we head into the primary contests is sometimes referred to as the silly season.
Silly does not describe adequately describe what happened yesterday. In fact, we might even call it comedic relief.
What was so funny?
Mitt Romney is trying to attack Newt Gingrich for not being conservative enough.
From The Hill:
Mitt Romney launched a new web video attacking the conservative credentials of Newt Gingrich, who is emerging as his main rival for the GOP presidential nomination. The ad out Friday hits Gingrich for comments he made about House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) budget plan. It splices together news reports and clips of political pundits reporting on comments Gingrich made on Ryan's plan, which would turn Medicare into a voucher-like system for those under 55. In an interview Gingrich did shortly after he jumped into the presidential race, the former House Speaker criticized the plan, calling it "radical."
Mitt Romney? He is kidding right? Newt Gingrich is by no stretch of the imagination perfect. Gingrich himself will tell you that.
However, Gingrich has a lifetime rating of 90 from the American Conservative Union. Mitt Romney would have to move significantly to the right just to be liberal. Mitt, the babydaddy for Obamacare is trying to call Newt not conservative enough?
Please, I need to stop laughing now.
Mitt, the fan boy for the welfare state thinks Newt is not sufficiently conservative? Remember, we are talking about the guy who ran to the LEFT of Teddy Kennedy when he was trying to win Kennedy’s seat in the Senate.
Mitt, or as one blogger likes to refer to him as Mitt for brains, is using surrogates to attack Newt. People like John Sununu. You remember him? He was George H.W. Bush’s chief of staff. This is the same guy Newt hung up on when Sununu called to tell him that Bush was breaking his no new taxes pledge. As Mark Levin pointed out on his show last night, Sununu’s singular accomplishment was to convince George H.W. Bush that David Souter was a conservative. The fact that Sununu was the architect for Souter’s rise to the Supreme Court should be grounds to have Sununu forever banished from the Republican Party.
Is Newt Gingrich conservative enough? Most people would answer that question yes. The only people who doubt that were last seen at Moveon.org’s headquarters.
As for Mitt, he should really stop talking about politics and go back to what he does best. That would be standing in front of a mirror and singing to himself his theme song, “The next time I fall in love, it will be with me.”
We can't make the necessary change economically without reigning in our spending and to do that we have to cut back on our militaristic adventurism. Plus he is polling consistently neck to neck with Obama and better than any other candidate.
Ryan wrote: ".....reigning in our spending and to do that we have to cut back on our militaristic adventurism. "
The cost of maintaining our armed forces (without even having a war) is substantial, but the actual added cost of war is not our budget killer.
Our big budget killers are all Entitlements - SS, Medicare, Drug Plan, Food Stamps, Unemployment.
And, our business killers are the EPA, NLRB, government intervention in our lives and businesses.
I agree with all of that! Execpt your insinuation that war doesn't cost a whole lot! I mean... come on, are you serious? More than a trillion a year!
No he doesn't. That's over simplification. There is a real a true phenomena called "blowback". Our CIA knows it exists and we should not pretend it does not. Obviously "Al Qaeda" did it! But the question you should be asking is "Why?".
They did it because they wanted to destroy a significant symbol of the American economy. They did it because, in their dreams and frequently in public statements - they want to establish Sharia law throught the world.
See Daniel Pipes article
Ron Paul doesn't seem to get it.
I hate it when they don't identify the voters abbreviations!!! What does LV and RV stand for. I can guess the RV stands for Republican Voters; Is the LV LIBERAL Voters????
Sheesh....get with it you "polls"....
I am debating Paul's record! He's a libertarian! The Libertarian Party loves him!
As they should! He believes in honoring our Constitution.
Thank you Joenigma,
That's what the trouble is. He is cool with the Terrorists having Nukes, he is cool with Americans being high. This is the kind of guy that scares me. I know that he is right that the Founders have said that we are to stay out of Europes war's and all, but they were not facing what we are facing today. HEY, I haev an idea...let's give those that hate USA to have nukes, like Obama has allowed the bad guy's have a drone. Yeahhhhhh that's going to go over well.
JUDSON......PAULIBAN'S.....LMBO!! THANK YOU FOR THAT....SORRY CAPS IS STUCK LOL.
You know Judson, it really is scary when you say that. I know that you are right, but that just reeks of liberal moves. Is there any thing that we can do to stop that? I am so afraid that they are going to stuff away, and we are going to get stuck with a man child is that is mad all the time and wants Iran to have nukes because they stuffed the polls. Are they bussing people in that they have paid to get the votes? I am nervous about this.
Sean, nooooo that's just the paulbans. In case you have not noticed, those who are for Paul tend to be very angrey as well. Kind of makes me think of liberals. It's amazing how Paulbots are soooo fast to tell you what an idiot you are for not being a Paul fan. Like Obama supporters. Judson, like the rest of us has a preferance, his and mine are for Newt, but we want anyone that can and will defeat obama AND keep this nation SAFE...Paul is NOT willing to keep us safe AT ALL. Leagalizing Pot is one way to make sure that the high can drive and kill, and he wants to make sure that our enemy is armed with a NUKE. I am sure that your kids are going to soooo thankful to you when they are deformed or killed because you voted for the loser that refuses to keep us safe. Ron Paul doesn't beileve in the right to live without fear. He wants us to have the right to LIVE in FEAR! So maybe Judson feels that he would rather live than be hit by a nuke, because Ron Paul wouldn't care if we were nuked. Niiiiiiice.
Paul supporters are also anti-Semitic. Newt is a staunch supporter of Israel. Those two are polar opposites on the Middle East.