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Aide: Romney values ‘Anglo-Saxon’ (WHITE) ties

Via: UPI

Mitt  Romney would restore  an “Anglo-Saxon” touch to U.S.-British ties that  President Barack Obama doesn’t value, an aide said as Romney was to arrive in London.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee — who begins a weeklong trip  to Britain, Israel and Poland Wednesday — is better placed to understand the  “special relationship” (because he’s white) between the United States and Britain than Obama, whose  father was from Africa (because he’s black), the adviser told the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph in remarks the newspaper speculated might prompt accusations of racial  insensitivity (yeah, ya think?).

“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and [Romney] feels that the special relationship is special,” the adviser said, adding, “The [Obama] White House  didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have (SEE PHOTO).”

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Read more, HERE:

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2012/07/25/Aide-Romney-values-Anglo-Saxon-ties/UPI-62941343199600/#ixzz21cRg439I

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personal thought:

I spent ’04 and ’05 in the U.K., and the ‘anti-Americanism’ was very evident because many Brits felt the U.S. had suckered ‘Blair – the poodle’ into the war.

I believe for ther most part, I was able to convince them, I did NOT vote for Bush!

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July 25, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Republican Party in California Is Caught in Cycle of Decline

Via: NYT

This would seem a moment of great opportunity for California Republicans. The state has become a national symbol of fiscal turmoil and dysfunction, the Legislature is nearly as unpopular as Congress and Democrats control every branch of government.

But instead, the state party — once a symbol of Republican hope and geographical reach and which gave the nation Ronald Reagan and Richard M. Nixon — is caught in a cycle of relentless decline, and appears in danger of shrinking to the rank of a minor party.

“We are at a lower point than we’ve ever been,” said Representative Kevin McCarthy, the No. 3 Republican in the United States House of Representatives. “It’s rebuilding time.” (yeah, in your dreams!)

Registered Republicans now account for just 30 percent of the California electorate, and are on a path that analysts predict could drop them to No. 3 in six years, behind Democrats, who currently make up 43 percent, and independent voters, with 21 percent.

“It’s no longer a statewide party,” said Allan Hoffenblum, who worked for 30 years as a Republican consultant in California. “They are down to 30 percent, which makes it impossible to win a statewide election. You just can’t get enough crossover voters.”

“They have alienated large swaths of voters,” he said. “They have become too doctrinaire on the social issues. It’s become a CULT.”

Read more, HERE:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/23/us/politics/california-republicans-seek-a-turnaround.html

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SurveyUSA (5-27 – 5-29)

Obama – 57%

Romney – 36%

Spread – 21%

“As California goes, so goes the nation” – probably not in 2012; but 2016, 2020? – damn right!

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July 25, 2012 Posted by | 2012, President Obama, President Reagan | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Japan – Image Gallery

Via: First Time User

Niigata, 1956 by Hiroshi Hamaya

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See more images, HERE:

http://firsttimeuser.tumblr.com/tagged/Japan

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July 25, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Quote of the Day”

Via: Think Progress

Well, it’s obvious that John ‘numb nuts’ McCain didn’t even read the letter because of what he said in accusing Michele and us of making these horrible accusations. There were five letters and there were many things that are stated that are facts in each letter.

And I wish some of these numb nuts would go out and read the letter before they make these horrible allegations about the horrible accusations we’re making. ”

Representative Louie Gorhmert – (R-TX)

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http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/07/24/576071/tea-party-congressman-calls-mccain-numb-nuts-for-criticizing-bachmanns-anti-muslim-witch-hunt/

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July 25, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, McCain | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jack Talbert (L-KN) – ‘Libertarian Moron of the Day’

Via: UPI

Jack Talbert is–sorry, was–a Libertarian running for Congress in  Kansas’s 4th District.

“Essentially, when you’re running against Mike  Pompeo, you’re drawing straws to see who’s going to lose to him,” said the man  formerly known as Talbert, referring to his popular incumbent opponent.

But win or lose, the Libertarian candidate for the Wichita seat is no longer  called Jack Talbert, since he legally changed his name to Thomas Jefferson.

“When people see that Thomas Jefferson’s on the ballot, half will think I’m  committed to the Libertarian Party, and the other half will probably think I  should be committed,” Jefferson told the Topeka Capital-Journal. “But whether you  think it’s crazy or not, hopefully it gets people thinking about the founding  fathers and Thomas Jefferson in particular and whether we have that form of  government still.”

Jefferson said he hopes his candidacy will raise the  profile of his “Thomas Jefferson Project,” aimed at limiting the powers of the  Federal Reserve and returning to the gold standard (and slavery, perhaps?).

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http://www.upi.com/blog/2012/07/24/Candidate-changes-name-to-Thomas-Jefferson/9871343160906/

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July 25, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Quote of the Day”

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personal thought:

PREVENT an impeacement; RE-ELECT Obama/Biden!

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July 25, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Romney | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment