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Sheldon Adelson Considers $100M Donation To Gingrich, But Says He’s ‘Against Very Wealthy People… Influencing Elections’

Via: Think Progress

Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has already given the pro-Newt Gingrich super PAC Winning Our Future $21 million this year.

Now, as his preferred candidate flounders in the polls, Adelson is floating the possibility of donating an ADDITION $100 MILLION.

A political contribution of that magnitude from a single source would be absolutely unprecedented. The next largest single contribution — a mere $5 million that “singlehandedly revived Gingrich’s campaign” last month — came from Adelson as well. All super PACs combined have raised $98.5 million this cycle, less than the possible $100 million Adelson check.

With net worth estimated at approximately $25 billion, Adelson is the eighth richest person in the United States. When asked if uber-wealthy plutocrats making political purchases of this magnitude was fair, he offered this response:

“I’m against very wealthy ­people attempting to or influencing elections,” he shrugs. “But as long as it’s doable I’m going to d0 it.”

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/02/21/428904/sheldon-adelson-influence-election/

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February 22, 2012 Posted by | 2012, Gingrich, GOP morons, Romney, Ron Paul, Santorum | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Presidents Day

Via: Mock, Paper, Scissors

http://www.mockpaperscissors.com/

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February 21, 2012 Posted by | 2012, Gingrich, GOP morons, Romney, Ron Paul, Santorum | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mystery Senator Hints at Mass GOP Suicide if Romney Loses Michigan

Via: Wonkette

Republican voters have had an entire year now give or take to make up their minds about who they want as their candidate for president, yet they continue to gnash their teeth and weep blood a year later like some game show contestant given two minutes to stare at a row of identical boxes and correctly choose the one with the prize (a bag of poop) inside it or be electrocuted with an anal probe.

Which is why a crusty gym sock like Rick Santorum is somehow now completely tied with a rectangular dildo like Mitt Romney in the Mitt-bot’s home state of Michigan, and why Republican leaders are secretly plotting some kind of mass suicide ritual known as “choosing any random other candidate less insane than the idiots already in the race to go and join the race at this late date” if Mitt can’t seal up the nomination post haste.

One anonymous panicky U.S. Senator confirms this, according to ABC News!

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A prominent Republican senator just told me that if Romney can’t win in Michigan, the Republican Party needs to go back to the drawing board and convince somebody new to get into the race.

“If Romney cannot win Michigan, we need a new candidate,” said the senator, who has not endorsed anyone and requested anonymity.

The senator believes Romney will ultimately win in Michigan but says he will publicly call for the party to find a new candidate if he does not.

“We’d get killed,” the senator said if Romney manages to win the nomination after he failed to win the state in which he grew up.

On the campaign trail in Michigan, Mitt Romney listed what he loves about his birth state:

– the people

– the cars

– the lakes

– the air

and even,

-the trees; “The trees are just the right height,” he said, without explanation

Yeah. It’s all playing into Sarah Palin’s master plan.

http://wonkette.com/464171/mystery-senator-hints-at-mass-gop-suicide-if-romney-loses-michigan#more-464171

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personal thought:

It seems like only yesterday, Rick ‘good-hair’ Perry was suppose be the GOP ‘mystery’ candidate.

If they ‘beg’, would he accept the nomination?

oh, probably

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February 18, 2012 Posted by | 2012, Gingrich, GOP morons, Palin, Perry, Romney, Santorum | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gingrich Bus Breaks Down In West Hollywood, Everyone Laughs

Via: Wonkette

Newt Gingrich is out in Los Angeles scrubbing a few rich peoples’ toilets with his tongue, for their amusement, in order to lock down whatever fat-cat money’s still out there.

He got into town yesterday and what happens, of course, the bus gets a flat tire — in West Hollywood, where a great many homosexuals partake in social activity, according to Internet articles.

Did these friendly gay Hollywood liberals help him?

Eh, not so much.

89.3 KPCC monitored the Gingrich bus collapse and accumulated a number of real-time reactions from the local hedonistic city snobs, on Twitter:

Gingrich, who is in Los Angeles campaigning, did not receive much sympathy for his vehicle’s mechanical difficulties. Instead, locals took to Twitter with red-white-and-blue language, unsolicited advice, claims of voodoo, musings on karma, and at least one mention of a glitter-bomb.

Did Newt Gingrich survive?

Was he safe?

No one knows, because the national media has STOPPED covering him. We’ll find out sooner or later.

http://wonkette.com/464056/gingrich-bus-breaks-down-in-west-hollywood-everyone-laughs#more-464056

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It seems to me, Callista could have helped by ‘blowing’ it back up.

https://seattle98.wordpress.com/2012/02/17/callista-gingrich-this-wont-end-well/

Take you mind out of the gutter, I was refering to the tire!

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February 17, 2012 Posted by | 2012, Gingrich, GOP morons | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Callista Gingrich – ‘this won’t end well’

Via: Mock, Paper, Scissors

This won’t end well – Infamous home-wrecker and Hoover Vacuum Accessory Callista Gingrich (see photo) is being groomed to play a larger role in Newticles doomed 2012 Goat Rodeo vanity marketing ploy.

His campaign says that “said that [Callista], who is from Wisconsin, had kept a low-profile so far because of her natural shyness that can be attributed to her “Midwestern sensibilities.” “She seems that she recognizes her husband is the candidate and [people are] there to hear from him” (NO, the don’t!)

Conway said. “She doesn’t call attention to herself. She never tries to be the life of the party or the subject of the conversation.”

He did not conclude, “…and she usually has her mouth full and cannot speak.” (Politico)

http://www.mockpaperscissors.com/

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‘kept a low-profile’ – yeah well, I suspect that is why she always sneaks in back door at Tiffany.

HAPPY SHOPPING!

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February 17, 2012 Posted by | 2012, Gingrich, GOP morons | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Newt® Gingrich® attacks ‘elites’ in NYC (see video)

Via: NY Daily News

Those who, you know, live in high-rise apartment buildings writing for fancy newspapers in the middle of town after they ride the metro, who don’t understand that for most Americans the ability to buy a home, to have their own property, to have a sense of belonging is one of the greatest achievements of their life, and it makes them feel like they are good solid citizens.”

‘Newt Being a Dick’ – January, 2012

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-02-03/news/31023048_1_gingrich-attacks-newt-gingrich-mitt-romney

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February 16, 2012 Posted by | 2012, cats/dogs/goats/bears/whatever, gif, Gingrich, GOP morons | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Quote of the Day”

Via: Mock, Paper, Scissors

“All I can promise you is that I believe [Callista] will quite happy tomorrow night. And we’re going to have a nice, little private – I think the first time in a while, we have a private dinner, and just hopefully exchange gifts and, you know, reconnect a little bit, but she’s uh –”

– former Speaker of the House, Newticles

http://www.mockpaperscissors.com/

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February 15, 2012 Posted by | 2012, Gingrich, GOP morons | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gingrich®’s New Facebook Timeline Is Missing Some Things

Via: Artlantic Wire

Techno-futurist Newt® Gingrich® has adopted Facebook’s new Timeline feature with a detailed accounting of his life story, there are some things from Gingrich®’s past that do not make the cut, among them his first two marriages.

Gingrich®’s timeline stretches all the way back to his birth, then documents his high school education, and then, in 1963, “Kathy Gingrich® Lubbers was Born.” From whose womb his daughter sprang, Newt® does not say.

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Gingrich® has done some editing.

He notes leaving the House of Representatives in 1999, and getting married in 2000, but not getting censored for ethics violations or divorcing his second wife in between.

Naturally, he doesn’t mention working as a historian for Freddie Mac 🙂 in the 2000s either.

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2012/02/gingrichs-new-facebook-timeline-missing-some-things/48648/

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February 14, 2012 Posted by | 2012, Gingrich, GOP morons | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Newt®’s Campaign Is Broke And Staying That Way

Via: Wonkette

Please wish our little jewelry-debt piglet a fond and prolonged farewell, Wonketteers.

Used to be that a satchel of Austrian Philharmonikers, the kind sold on Fox to unwitting olds, would appear by magick on Newt’s doorstep every morning, like clockwork. Newt® would then exchange these coins for goods and services — often campaign-related! — in furtherance of his (more or less) “historical novel”® and home-pressed CD-ROM empire®.

Generally speaking, average, everyday Joe Six-Packs usually cannot afford to throw cash into an open sewer to watch a talking face mintz on stage, playing pretend with Wolf Blitzer. So Newt has had to rely on the indulgence of wealthy eccentrics for his daily sack of moneys. Unfortunately, losing every electoral contest in every conceivable way may have finally worn out the unearned generosity to which Newt has become accustomed.

Bloomberg News manfully inspected all of the candidates’ financial filings:

Gingrich and Winning Our Future, an outside political action committee supporting him, are almost silent on television airwaves, offering free water and coffee at events, and revamping a fundraising strategy based largely on the support of a single wealthy backer, Sheldon Adelson, and the Las Vegas casino owner’s family.

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For now, the Adelsons don’t plan to deliver another big check to float Gingrich’s campaign, according to a person familiar with their deliberations. The family has donated a combined $11 million to Gingrich’s super-PAC in the past two months, according to interviews and Federal Election Commission records.

This means that right now, on the teevee, Gingrich is being outspent about 10-to-1 by Mitt Romney’s rival super-PAC Restore Our

Future. Things are looking so down for Newt, in fact, that even a practical non-personage like Tim Pawlenty feels loosed enough to join the pile-on:

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, who dropped out of the primary on Aug. 14 and now backs Romney, said in a Feb 6 MSNBC interview that he hopes Adelson will “shut off the spigot on Newt Gingrich’s super-PAC.”

Paradoxically enough, that comment should provoke enough bile to keep Newt in the race for another 40 or so states.

http://wonkette.com/463285/newts-campaign-is-broke-and-staying-that-way#more-463285

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February 11, 2012 Posted by | 2012, Gingrich, GOP morons | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Support for Mitt Romney VANISHES

Via: Think Progress

Rick Santorum decisively swept all three primary contests last night, shattering the myth of inevitability that presumed front-runner Mitt Romney has tried to construct. While the vote in Missouri assigned no delegates, the results there and in Colorado and Minnesota nonetheless show a clear refutation of Romney in states that will be battlegrounds in the general election.

But there is even more troubling news for Romney. As ThinkProgress has noted, Republican turnout has been down in virtually every primary so far, suggesting a lack of enthusiasm for Romney and the rest of the GOP field. But last night’s results are far more severe. Turnout was not just down but down tremendously, and in many places, Romney was unable to capture anywhere close to as many votes as he won in 2008.

Romney won Colorado with 60 percent of the vote four years ago, and its demographics favored the candidate, but this year, Romney won just 34.9 percent of the vote, coming 6 points shy of Santorum.

In Minnesota, which Romney won with 41 percent of the vote in 2008, he won just 16.9 percent last night — coming in third behind Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX).

And in Missouri, Romney was down slightly, from 29 percent in 2008 to 25.3 percent last night.

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/02/08/421035/romney-minnesota-colorado-missouri-fail/

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personal thought:

Clearly, the winner yesterday was President Obama.

RE-ELECT Obama/Biden in 2012!

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February 9, 2012 Posted by | 2012, Bachmann, Cain, Gingrich, GOP morons, Perry, President Obama, Romney, Ron Paul, Santorum | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment