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Maureen Dowd – ‘Will they Decifer the Cipher?’

Via: NYT

Mitt Romney doesn’t elicit passion, as Ronald Reagan did in Detroit. Or respect, as Poppy Bush did in New Orleans. Or excitement, as W. did in Philadelphia. Or admiration, as John McCain did in St. Paul.

The emotion he evokes is pity. Romney slogged and spent his way to the G.O.P. convention his dad craved for himself only to find that his role is not so much leading man as forgotten man.

Following an adulatory promotional video about himself, Chris Christie splashed in the Narcissus pool, giving a preening keynote speech that gassed on for 1,800 words and 16 minutes before he even deigned to mention “our actual nominee,” as Sarah Palin sardonically put it on Fox News.

Christie, who has already said he may run in 2016 if Romney loses, urged “sacrifice” and “tough choices” even though the blurry Romney beckons with an all-you-can-eat buffet of defense spending and tax cuts.

When TV cut away to Mitt in the hall to capture what should have been a thrilling moment, he looked as though his jelled skull might burst into flames.

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This synthetic convention aches with the enormity of the effort involved in trying, and failing, to make Mitt alluring and compelling, the fruitless, endless hunt for the enigma code that will decipher the cipher.

It’s absurd that Romney is still working tirelessly to show who he is given that he has spent the past six years running for president. Ann Romney was straining so hard to come up with heartwarming, personal anecdotes about Mitt and her family, she actually hit on one with CBS News about her son mourning her miscarriage . . .

that a startled Mitt said he had never heard.

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Even when conservatives try to defend Romney, they manage to insult him.

“If you’ve just been diagnosed with a brain tumor,” Mike Huckabee told Howard Kurtz of The Daily Beast, “you honestly don’t care if your neurosurgeon is a jerk.”

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David Brooks of The Times mocked press critiques of Romney, but the satire slashed the candidate, too: “Romney owns many homes without garage elevators and the cars have to take the stairs.”

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Romney is seen more as maître d’ than nominee, ushering the party to a better table in the future. In Politico, conservatives referred to the placeholder Mitt as a transitional figure and “an ideal segue.”

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Read more, HERE:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/30/opinion/will-they-decipher-the-cipher.html?_r=1&hp

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personal thought:

I predict Romney will lose by an even bigger margin than McCain did in ’08.

I think the wingnuts will then claim running moderates was a mistake; and they need to nominate someone who ‘believes what we believe’.

Their candidate will be Ryan, and he will lose by even a greater margin; and the GOP will become even more of a ‘fringe party’ than it is now.

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August 31, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gomer Huckabee: Rick Perry timing ‘bad form,’ ‘tactical blunder’

Via: Politico

Mike Huckabee is giving a big thumbs-down to Rick Perry’s campaign rollout,  telling Fox News that the Texas governor’s decision to announce on the day of  the Iowa straw poll is a big “tackical blunner.”

The problem, said the former Arkansas governor and 2008 Iowa  caucus winner, is that Perry’s Saturday kickoff in South Carolina shows  disrespect to the Iowa process.

It’s a tackical blunner . . . the peoples of Iowa wawk mighty hard t’ make th’ straw poll ‘th mos’ trimenjous political moment in th’ summer,” Huckabee said.

“Eff’n yo’ haf a kindidate  who says, ‘ Yo know whut. I’m not going to be thar. I’m goin’ to be over in South Carolina try’n t’ pull as much attenshun as postible from yur tremenjus event’.

I tell you, the peoples of Iowa is gracious, is lovin’, kind peoples, and they not gonna take kindly t’someone, in essence, dissin’ their tremenjus event.

Which is whut it will be reviewed as in th’ state of Iowa.”

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Huckabee, who came in second in the 2007 Ames straw poll, likened the  presidential primary process to a marathon, advising: “Yo’ don’t git’ t’start at mile No. 6.”

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0811/61140.html#ixzz1UlUNT5Fn

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personal thought:

Gomer, no I mean, Huckabee, makes a good point.

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August 12, 2011 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Huckabee | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Huckabee doesn’t rule out vice president

Via: Arkansas Online

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Wednesday reiterated his recent announcement that he won’t seek the Republican nomination for president, but declined to rule out accepting a spot as vice president on the Republican ticket.

“Ev’ry thin’ is still open,” Huckabee said when asked afterward about being the potential Republican candidate’s running mate.

 “Ah ain’t closed  doers on account o’ ah  foun’ out long ago thet thass not a smart thin’ t’do.

 Then yo’ try t’ figger out how t’open them when they come knockin’.  Ah’s not looking fo’ ennythin’, ah’s corntent wif whut ah’s doin’. Thet’s whut I plan t’do.”

http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2011/jun/01/huckabee-doesnt-rule-out-vice-presidential-run/?latest

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Eff’n yer cortent, then ah’s corntent.

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June 3, 2011 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Huckabee | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

the NEW dynamic duo: ‘Captain America and the teabagger’

Trump, Huckabee, ‘Boss Hogg’ Barbour are all out: so is this the 2012 GOP ticket?

I think so

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May 18, 2011 Posted by | GOP morons | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Huckabee offer potential surogates to voters

Via: Fox News

“I think there are a number of people who are similar to me in terms of point of view,” Huckabee said Sunday, discussing the field while refusing to endorse anyone.

He goes on to mention that Santorum, Pawlwenty, Bachmann and Palin could take some of supporters.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/05/15/bowing-2012-huckabee-offers-potential-surrogates-voters/

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personal thought:

He’s white  of course, but I think the potential GOP ‘dark horse candidate’ might be Georgia’s very own, NEAL HORSLEY.

“Neal Horsley is God’s Man for Georgia and the USA”

Got that? the U.S. of A.!

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‘Plus, they won’t need t’waste time writin’ th’ “Republican Party Platform” agin, an’ agin, an agin; cus it’s right hyar:

http://www.christiangallery.com/creator.html

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May 16, 2011 Posted by | GOP morons, Horsley, Huckabee | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Primary Election Poll Paints Grim Picture For Republican Field

Via: Huffington Post

WASHINGTON — The more Republicans get to know their potential White House candidates, the less happy they are with their choices.

It’s not that they dislike the individual candidates. They just give them a collective shrug as possible opponents for President Barack Obama. They’d like someone with a little more pizazz.

Some 45 percent now say they’re dissatisfied with the GOP candidates who have declared or are thought to be serious about running, up from 33 percent two months ago, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.

Just 41 percent are satisfied with the likely Republican field, down from 52 percent.

Plenty are holding out for somebody else.

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In Georgia, stock clerk Susan Demarest would love to see somebody more like Ronald Reagan.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/13/primary-election-poll-_n_861750.html

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Of course you got Gomer saying, “Reagan w’d have a mighty difficult time, eff’n not impostible time, gittin’ nominated today

“Plus golly, th’ man daid, ain’t he?’

https://seattle98.wordpress.com/2011/05/07/huckabee-reagan-would-have-a-%e2%80%98very-difficult-if-not-impossible-time%e2%80%99-getting-nominated-today/

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May 15, 2011 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, President Reagan | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gomer says, ” …but mah heart says no”

Via: Wall Street Journal

“Ah the factors say go, but mah heart says no” . . . “Mah answer is clear and firm, dawgone it, ah will not seek th’ Republican nominashun fo’ president of this hyar year. Ah a-gonna gladly corntinue doin’ what I do.”

surprise, surprise, surprise!

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‘corntinue doin’ what I do”

He also has made no secret of his fondness for the money he has made since leaving politics for good.

In addition to the Fox News show, he hosts a regular radio show and has writtten several books. Just this week, the best-selling author launched a new venture selling historical cartoons tailored to children.  In the opening to his show Saturday night, he taunted critics of the “Learn Our History” cartoons.

Fox News is owned by News Corp. as is the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2011/05/14/huckabee-my-heart-says-no/

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May 15, 2011 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Huckabee | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Huckabee wants your prayers

Via: Tengrain – Mock, Paper, Scissors

Gomer wants your prayers –

Really. You can submit a prayer for Mike Huckabee at his website. But he wants your email address in return.

I suggest you use “Wilma Ballsdrop.”  (Prayer For Huckabee)

http://www.mockpaperscissors.com/

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Shazam!

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May 12, 2011 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Huckabee | , , , , | Leave a comment

Huckabee – Reagan Would Have A ‘Very Difficult, If Not Impossible Time’ Getting Nominated Today

Via: Think Progress

Potential presidential candidate Mike Huckabee acknowledged this shift on Fox News today, telling host Bill Hemmer that even former President Reagan, the great conservative icon, would likely be unable to win a GOP primary in the current Republican “atmosphere”:

HUCKABEE: “Ronald Reagan would have a very difficult, if NOT IMPOSSIBLE TIME being nominated in this atmosphere of the Republican party.”

HEMMER: How come?

HUCKABEE: Because he raises taxes as governor, he made deals with Democrats, he compromised on things in order to move the ball down the field. As president, he gave amnesty to 7 million illegal immigrants. There were many things that would have been anathema. People speak of Reagan as if he was absolutely steadfast. He was in his convictions, but you have to govern in a way that is different that is different than the way you campaign.”

http://thinkprogress.org/2011/05/06/huckabee-reagan-would-not-get-nominated/

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‘Because he raises taxes as governor‘; well guess what Huckabee, he also raised taxes as President:

https://seattle98.wordpress.com/2011/05/02/reagan-budget-director-stockman-ryan%e2%80%99s-budget-fails-to-acomplish/

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If not Reagan, how about Goldwater?

https://seattle98.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/2-of-2-but-could-mr-goldwater-win-the-2012-gop-nomination/

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If not Reagan or Goldwater, how about Lincoln?

Not a chance.

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May 7, 2011 Posted by | Goldwater, Huckabee, President Reagan | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Huckabee and the Holocaust

Via: The Daily Beast

The contretemps started Saturday, when both Huckabee and Michele Bachmann gave speeches likening the United States’ fiscal future to the Nazi genocide.

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Huckabee gave a speech to the National Rifle Association. He spoke of how, at Israel’s Holocaust museum, he looked over his 11-year-old daughter’s shoulder as she wrote in the guest book, “Why didn’t somebody do something?” Then he said, “We cannot afford to be a eneration that leaves our children with nothing but a huge debt and the very erosion of the freedoms that our founders and our fathers died and gave us so valiantly. And that’s why I say, ‘Let there never be a time in this country where some father has to look over his daughter’s shoulder and
see her ask this haunting question: Why didn’t somebody do something?’”

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Naturally, the ADL (Anti-Defamation League), which spends a great deal of time fighting those who would minimize or deny the full scope of the Holocaust, wasn’t happy. “It is highly inappropriate to use America’s mounting debt crisis as ANOTHER occasion to invoke Nazis and the Holocaust, particularly on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, a time dedicated to memorializing, not trivializing, the 6 million Jews and millions of others who perished at the hands of the Nazis,” said Foxman.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-05-04/mike-huckabee-for-president-2012-what-his-holocaust-gaffe-reveals/?cid=hp:beastoriginalsL2

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“Naturally, the ADL (Anti-Defamation League), . . .”?

How about ANYONE with the minimal amount of knowledge about history (Nazis/genocide), or a ‘sense of proportinality’, should be outraged at the comparisons to the budget deficit or Obama’s Health Care.

 simply, shameful

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May 5, 2011 Posted by | Huckabee | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment