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Teabaggers seeking to derail Romney?

Via: Deseret News – Jamshid Ghazi Askar


FreedomWorks, the trendsetting conservative group with tea-party ties chaired by former U.S. House Majority Leader Dick Armey, has Mitt Romney squarely in its crosshairs.

“A top goal of the nation’s most influential national Tea Party group is to stop Mitt Romney from winning the Republican nomination for president,” Jon Ward writes for Huffington Post. “Interviews with top officials at FreedomWorks, a Washington-based organizing hub for Tea Party activists around the country, revealed that much of their thinking about the 2012 election revolves around derailing the former Massachusetts governor.”

Columbia University professor Lincoln Mitchell expands on why Romney winning the Republican presidential nomination would be such anathema to the tea party: “Should Romney, as is increasingly likely, win the nomination, it will be a severe defeat for the Tea Party faction of the party,” Mitchell declares at Huffington Post. “Although Romney has sought to portray himself as a true conservative … Romney is NOT a FUNDAMENTALIST CHRISTIAN, nor is he given to extremist and provocative statements like some of his opponents. Romney seems like a conservative from another generation primarily concerned with making his rich friends richer, rather than with taking radical positions on social policies.”



That’s right, neither Romney nor Joseph Smith (see photo) the founder of the Mormon Church; are/were fundamentalist Christians.

Not coincidentally, the Deseret News, is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (colloquially known as the Mormon or LDS Church).


Christian fundamentalist vs Mormon; Shia vs Sunni; – same/same.


May 26, 2011 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Romney | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mitt ‘the flipper’ Romney, flips again; this time on the auto rescue

Via: Think Progress

The Obama administration’s decision to rescue General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler in 2008 spurred hyperbolic criticism from Republicans who viewed the financial aid as the road to socialism” and “a war on capitalism.”

Indeed, not only is General Motors set to add 2,500 jobs at its Detroit plant, but Chrysler recently paid back $7.5 billion in government loans. In view of the auto recovery’s success, “the GOP hasn’t been advertising its previous denuciations.”

In fact, one outspoken critic is now actually trying to take credit for the auto rescue: GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Slamming Obama’s decision as “TRAGIC” and “A VERY SAD CIRCUMSTANCE FOR THIS COUNTRY” in 2009.



Romney’s camp is now actually claiming that “MITT ROMNEY HAD THE IDEA FIRST“:

A Romney spokesman said on Tuesday that the president’s plan was modeled after one Mr. Romney advocated in 2008.

Mitt Romney had the idea first,” said Eric Fehrnstrom, a Romneyspokesman, citing the Times opinion article. “You have to acknowledge that. He was advocating for a course of action that eventually the Obama administration adopted.”



May 26, 2011 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Romney | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

WWII – the Homefront

Via: Shorpy – “Always Something Interesting”


March 1943

“New Orleans, Louisiana. Line at rationing board.”

photo by: John Vachon for the Office of War Information


May 1943

More Mexican sugar-beet pickers headed north. “Mexican workers recruited and brought to the Arkansas valley, Colorado, Nebraska and Minnesota by the FSA to harvest sugar beets.”

Photo by: Office of War Information


And possibly, one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE photos:

March 1944

Two guests at a St. Patrick’s Day party at the Washington Labor Canteen sponsored by the United Federal Workers of America.

photo by: Joseph Horne, Office of War Information.


May 26, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“The Incredible Shrinking Ahmadinejad”, and thankfully . . .

NOT starring Rick Moranis!

Via: Foreign Policy


Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is now discovering what his predecessors in Islamic Iran’s unique dual system of government all learned to their sorrow: You serve at the pleasure of the supreme leader, and he prefers his presidents weak.

In the aftermath of a failed attempt by Ahmadinejad to fire Iran’s intelligence minister last month, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and his surrogates have moved against supporters of Ahmadinejad and of his controversial chief aide, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei.

Two dozen people close to the president and Mashaei have been arrested, including Abbas Amirifar, the prayer leader and head of cultural affairs in the president’s office, who reportedly attempted suicide in prison last week. Meanwhile, Ahmadinejad’s top vice president, Hamid Baghaei, was suspended last weekend from holding political office for four years because of unspecified “violations.”

May 26, 2011 Posted by | Santorum | , , , , | Leave a comment