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Yesterday I posted about how the Republican War on Women may be taking a toll in the senate race in Georgia where Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn is up “about 20 points” among women voters when compared to the Republican candidate, David Perdue.
Now, enter Marco Rubio, who was (maybe he still is) supposed to be the answer to the Republicans’ “Latino problem.” Rubio was in South Carolina last night meeting with a bunch of conservatives when four gutsy DREAMers held up a banner and asked for Rubio’s support. The crowd booed loudly, the kids were escorted out and Rubio said:
“We are a sovereign country that deserves to have immigration laws. You’re doing harm to your own cause because you don’t have a right to illegally immigrate to the United States.”
Pretty cold, but impressing angry white conservatives is evidently the most important thing to Republicans these days. I mean, surely Rubio knows that DREAMers are people who were, by and large, brought here as babies or toddlers and who didn’t make a conscious decision to “illegally immigrate.” This is the only country and culture they’ve ever known and if they were deported they’d be as lost in their native land as you or I would be if we were torn from our family and friends and plopped down in the middle of a county we knew nothing about.
Despite pleas by some in their party to reach out to the Latino population, I guess the Republican party is largely blowing off their vote. Genuflecting to Tea Partiers is apparently more important which will make the next two years verrry interesting. Remember “self-deportation?“
Oh, and this video is a ready-made anti-Rubio campaign ad.
Remember that we’ve-got-to-reinvent-ourselves post-12012 election evaluation GOP Chairman Reince Priebus was screaming about early last year?
“The way we communicate our principles isn’t resonating widely enough,” he said. “Focus groups described our party as ‘narrow-minded,’ ‘out of touch,’ and ‘stuffy old men.’ The perception that we’re the party of the rich continues to grow.”
The party will make a concerted effort to elevate more women, Priebus said. He suggested that some “biologically stupid” remarks by Republican candidates turned off women voters. Female surrogates should be elevated, the report says, and women must be promoted within the RNC and included in messaging discussions ” to represent some of the unique concerns that female voters may have.”
And remember how the party ignored that report?
Well, it might be payback time, at least in Georgia:
Democrat Michelle Nunn has a sizeable lead over Republican David Perdue in Georgia’s U.S. Senate race, a new poll found, thanks in large part to a huge gender gap.
Nunn has 47 percent in the new WSB-TV Channel 2/Landmark Communications poll, while Perdue has 40 percent. The big reason: The gender gap.
“There’s a widening or stagnant gender gap. Mr. Perdue does not seem to be moving or closing his number,” said Channel 2 analyst Bill Crane in a story posted on the WSB site. “He’s about 20 points behind Michelle Nunn in females.
Sorry, I know it’s tacky but I can’t help it: Hahahahahahahah!
Ah yes, Texas governor and presidential wannabe Rick Perry was indited by a grand jury today for abusing the power of his office. Perry struts around like he’s the coolest dude on Earth (with new glasses that supposedly make him look like he has a brain) but that isn’t a healthy mindset for a politician because this is what can happen as a result:
Rick Perry indicted!
A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption — making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state’s first indicted governor in nearly a century.
Paul Ryan is about to launch a book tour:
Paul Ryan will hold a book signing with Mitt Romney as part of an eight-state, 20-stop bus tour and fly-around to promote Ryan’s forthcoming book, “The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea,” out Aug. 19 from Twelve Books/Grand Central Publishing. Ryan and Romney will reunite Aug. 21 at the Union League Club of Chicago, for a talk and signing billed as “In Conversation with Mitt Romney.” On Aug. 26, Ryan will appear at the George W. Bush Presidential Library, in Dallas, for a similar event with Dana Perino [George W. Bush's former press secretary]. On Aug. 28, he’ll be at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library in Simi Valley, Calif., for “In Conversation with Bill Bennett.” [Bill Bennett was Ronald Reagan's Secretary of Education and his feelings about education were that the position of the Secretary of Education should be abolished.]
OMG. Does Ryan really think associating himself with dinosaurs the likes of Mitt Romney and (especially) Bill Bennett for godsake will wisk him into the White House? I mean, young people do vote.
Anyway, here’s the cover of “The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea:”
Thanks to Steve Marmel, we now have a more honest cover: “I Got Mine, Suckers — One Man’s Journey from Getting Social Security as a Child to Wanting Your Grandparents to Eat Catfood.”
He’s obviously setting himself up to run for president but he’s doing it a teeny tiny bubble that only he’s privy to. Oh, and maybe Fox. You know, the solid 28% who still think GW was a great president and Saddam Hussein had WMD.
Colorado’s Obsessed Anti-Gay Marriage Republican AG John Suthers Finally Shuts Down Boulder Gay Marriage Licenses
It’s good to know that Colorado is such a crime-free, graft-free, corruption-free state that the number one priority of the Republican Attorney General is to stop the Boulder County Clerk from issuing marriage licenses to people of the same sex who love each other and want to get married:
The Colorado Supreme Court today ordered Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
The order was issued in response to a filing by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers on Friday asking the court to stop Hall — who was the only clerk in the state at that time giving marriage licenses to gay couples — from issuing the licenses.
The Supreme Court said it will take up the case and ordered a stay on Hall while the case is resolved.
In Friday’s filing, Suthers argued that Hall issuing licenses was causing “statewide confusion and legal chaos.”
Suthers has previously tried to stop Hall in two other courts and was unsuccessful both times.
ARE YOU HAPPY NOW JOHN? What an idiot. He’s obviously pandering to the Tea Party while trying to position himself for a run for governor but by the time that happens he’ll look like a dinosaur. Gay marriage will likely be legal in the U.S. next year.
Kind of funny actually. Guys like Suthers live in such a bubble. When you only watch Fox and you only listen to Rush you think the whole world thinks like you do.
Here’s a hilarious article about not only Rick Perry but about how the entire GOP presidential field is acting like the three stooges. It’s long but worth the time. Here’s the opening salvo:
The media hates Republicans [yeah, right], and so naturally they’re elevating Texas Governor Rick Perry to the status of a potential 2016 GOP presidential contender who must be taken seriously. After his last embarrassing run – embarrassing not only for him, but for the much-maligned state of Texas (see the video above) – one would think he’d put his presidential aspirations in the back of the garage, along with that Stairmaster he never uses. But no: dumber than a steer who’s been zapped by a cattle-prod and still won’t move, Perry is going along with the joke.
I’ve got to remember that (bolded) line. Oh, like I said, Google “dumber Rick Perry” and you get 1,310,000 hits. And here’s more hilarity: Rick Perry Just Boosted His Intellectual Reputation (because he started wearing glasses). Riiight.
Funny and so true. They really have boxed themselves into a corner.
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