Newt stumbles, Obama surges and Ron Paul exposed

A handful of political developments to get us started in the last week of 2011:

  • Newt Gingrich — at this point a longtime resident of Virginia, not Georgia — has failed to qualify for the Republican ballot in his home state, which holds its primary on March 6. That’s important in purely practical terms, because Virginia is a big state with a lot of delegates, and because Gingrich was expected to do well there. Instead, only Mitt Romney and Ron Paul will appear on the ballot there, because they were the only ones to collect enough valid signatures.
  • The failure is also important as a symbol of the former speaker’s lack of discipline and competent leadership. He likes to talks a big game — he and his advisers have likened the ballot failure to the attack on Pearl Harbor — but grand rhetoric is no substitute for execution.

  • Gallup has confirmed what earlier polls have reported as well — President Obama is having a good holiday season. His job-approval rating of 47 percent is now higher than his disapproval rating of 45 percent. The test will come in trying to sustain that kind of support. Congress, in contrast, will end the year with an approval rating of 11 percent, which is really mind-boggling if you think about it. And what’s truly dismaying about that number is that it is so well-deserved.
  • With the Iowa caucuses exactly one week away, Ron Paul continues to do well in the polls. But with success comes greater scrutiny, and in Paul’s case it has focused on the contents of an “investment newsletter” that Paul produced and profited from back in the ’80s and ’90s.  The publication — titled the “Ron Paul Investment Newsletter” or the “Ron Paul Survival Newsletter” — contains a series of racially biased attacks, whacked-out conspiracy theories and anti-gay rhetoric.
  • The newsletters were long been known, but have become more relevant as Paul attempts to break out of his cult-figure niche into the mainstream. Paul himself claims that he didn’t write the pieces published under his name, which a., I find difficult to believe and b., doesn’t matter even if it’s true. If you allow such pieces to be published under your name, for your own personal profit, they become your responsibility.

    – Jay Bookman

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    philosopher

    December 27th, 2011
    9:09 am

    Midori

    December 27th, 2011
    9:09 am

    hope you had a very merry Christmas, Jay :)

    ***Don't Mess With Texas***

    December 27th, 2011
    9:10 am

    Didn’t Ron Paul and Rick Perry lobby to have Texas secede from the United States? Can we sell Texas to Mexico for $1?

    bman

    December 27th, 2011
    9:10 am

    “President Obama is having a good holiday season. His job-approval rating of 47 percent is now higher than his disapproval rating of 45 percent. The test will come in trying to sustain that kind of support.”

    From CNBC 8:12 AM: Between 100 and 120 Sears and Kmart stores will be closed, Sears Holdings said Tuesday, after terrible holiday sales during what is the most crucial time of the year for retailers.

    Much more of this and the 47% will be back down. It will probably be back down anyway as gallup tends to +- 2 each day.

    Granny Godzilla

    December 27th, 2011
    9:11 am

    Ron Paul exposed?

    EEEK!

    Road Scholar

    December 27th, 2011
    9:11 am

    And I thought Newt was in the party of personal responsibility! Let the whining continue!

    As for Paul, the Washington Post has an interesting article about the lack of legislation he has sponsored and/or had passed based on his time in office.

    philosopher

    December 27th, 2011
    9:12 am

    I don’t think I have ever seen such a circus in my entire life.I am not a Republican, never have been, but I am emabrrassed for the party…as well as disgusted and a little unnerved by it. I prefer a worthy opponent as I believe most people do.

    philosopher

    December 27th, 2011
    9:12 am

    Granny Godzilla

    December 27th, 2011
    9:12 am

    bman

    been to sears or kmart lately?

    their management ran them into the ground.

    Lord Help Us

    December 27th, 2011
    9:13 am

    I finally found an article the other day that profiled a number of Iowans that have flipped their support from Trump to Bachmann to Perry to Cain to Gingrich (with some now grudgingly moving to the Romney camp).

    The rationalizations go full circle and, ironically, could result in most of them supporting President Obama if he decided to seek the GOP nomination…

    Kamchak

    December 27th, 2011
    9:13 am

    Newt Gingrich — at this point a longtime resident of Virginia, not Georgia — has failed to qualify for the Republican ballot in his home state, which holds its primary on March 6.

    I realize that a candidate must needs delegate details to staff, but it says a lot that he can’t hire competent people to plan and execute a winning strategy.

    How is he gonna accomplish that should he succeed to the Oval Office?

    Granny Godzilla

    December 27th, 2011
    9:17 am

    I understand Newt Submitted 11,000 signatures and they couldn’t verify 10,000 of them.

    What the hell is that all about?

    Southpaw

    December 27th, 2011
    9:19 am

    If all you’ve got to banish the idea of voting Paul is a few newsletters from the 80’s that were taken out of context for the purpose of dramatizing the issue I feel so sad for your uninformed opinion. It’s always the whiteys so quick to finger point racism.

    Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder, who has known Ron Paul for 20 years, unequivocally dismissed charges that the Congressman was a racist in light of recent smear attempts, and said the reason for him being attacked was that he was a threat to the establishment

    Want to know what black people really think of Ron Paul?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA2ehvB-_Ac

    Beware those who immediately default to racist slander when confronted with something they oppose, they are the most racist of all.

    bman

    December 27th, 2011
    9:19 am

    Granny .. .. No, I haven’t. In fact, I didn’t even know Kmart was still around. It seems as if I do remember reading something about management at Sears as well as competition.

    It doesn’t really matter how they got into the shape they are currently in. It’s about jobs…

    Finn McCool

    December 27th, 2011
    9:20 am

    Don’t you all know that Obama is personally responsible for Sears/Kmart not reaching it’s numbers? If ya’ll watched Fox News 24/7 like me you would be in the know.

    josef

    December 27th, 2011
    9:21 am

    josef

    December 26th, 2011
    11:21 am
    Memo is out. Ron Paul is the new attack flavor. Use the day off to get ready.

    Told you.

    Granny Godzilla

    December 27th, 2011
    9:21 am

    bman

    actually it’s about both.

    SwamiDave

    December 27th, 2011
    9:22 am

    And every day more data keeps coming out about how majorities of Americans are tired of wasteful spending and recognize that government is not the answer. PrezBO’s bump is in large measure the success of the recent “payroll tax lie” where he & Democrats (with the help of willing accomplices in the media) shilled the lie that Democrats extending the tax break for TWO MONTHS was doing more for Americans than the already-waiting ONE YEAR bill that PrezBO claimed to want.

    Sorry Jay, but you were as much a dishonest shill & liar as PrezBO for parroting the scam.

    We’ll see if he continues to win by lying and complete avoidance of his own record. We’ll see if those who happen to share his political views continue to void themselves of integrity by toting water for this administration & perpetuate its lies to the American people.

    -SD

    Finn McCool

    December 27th, 2011
    9:22 am

    In fact, I didn’t even know Kmart was still around

    In fact, I don’t drive with my eyes open so I would never notice that big red K-Mart sign. I thought it was a Denny’s.

    AgentS

    December 27th, 2011
    9:22 am

    I think it’s fairly obvious to anyone now that Gingrich was never serious about running for president. For him and Cain, this was a publicity tour so he can sell books and speeches.
    It comes down to Paul and Romney and anyone else left standing after Super Tuesday.
    Paul’s friends and supporters make Rev. Wright and Bill Ayers sound like normal people.
    Romney can’t tell the truth about anything or hold a position longer than 12 seconds.
    Wow Republicans of 2011-2012, if you are not interested in running, just say so- Obama can take on the Green party and Constitution Party instead.

    Granny Godzilla

    December 27th, 2011
    9:23 am

    Southpaw

    He printed those statements under his name.

    He ran away from an interview regarding them.

    If it walks like a duck…..

    Kamchak

    December 27th, 2011
    9:24 am

    It doesn’t really matter how they got into the shape they are currently in.

    If anyone is interested in learning how not to do something, then yeah, it really does matter.

    Lord Help Us

    December 27th, 2011
    9:25 am

    bman, you may also want to look up how many Walmarts and Costco’s have opened over the past few years…

    bman

    December 27th, 2011
    9:27 am

    lol Finn … i just did a search for the closest Kmart in my area. Mableton, Ga. – - I live at the Marietta Square. Not too many people see those big red Kmart signs

    Finn McCool

    December 27th, 2011
    9:27 am

    We need Newt’s sharp tongue to stay in the race to belittle whichever front runners emerge. Newt is actually working for the Democrats – just watch.

    Congress and My Tax Dollars

    December 27th, 2011
    9:31 am

    With millionaire status now the norm, the rarefied air in the Capitol these days is $100 million. That lofty level appears to have been surpassed by at least 10 members, led by Representative Darrell Issa, a California Republican and former auto alarm magnate who is worth somewhere between $195 million and $700 million. (Because federal law requires lawmakers to disclose their assets only in broad dollar ranges, more precise estimates are impossible.)

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45793299/ns/politics-the_new_york_times/

    More of my tax dollars being exploited!

    steve tuggle

    December 27th, 2011
    9:33 am

    Everyone knows Ron Paul is not a racist. Just do a little research for yourself and you will find out why his support is growing. Ron Paul 2012

    josef

    December 27th, 2011
    9:34 am

    The truly scary thing about Paul. beyond his race-baiting, is his appeal to the younger voters. It’s midnight, do you know where your kids are? If this is the direction we’re headed in the future, we’ve got some serious problems that need addressing now…

    scott

    December 27th, 2011
    9:34 am

    Amazing. you site these polls only when convenient. When obama’s levels drop, you simply find a different poll that says something else. When it rises, you say “See….He IS doing a good job.” Now that you are citing these polls again, how about you start bringing up the polls that say that more than half of America wants Obamacare to go away?

    TaxPayer

    December 27th, 2011
    9:34 am

    It’s gotta be tough being a Republican right about now. What with so many presidential candidates to choose from and every one of them just as good as the other. Thanks for the holiday present, Republicans. :lol:

    P.S. Please keep Ron unexposed though. That may be more than any of deserves.

    Lord Help Us

    December 27th, 2011
    9:35 am

    ‘Everyone knows Ron Paul is not a racist.’

    He’s not a racist, he just says a lot of racist things…

    This another one of those ‘common knowledge’ positions?

    Jay

    December 27th, 2011
    9:35 am

    At best, Steve Tuggle, Ron Paul was willing to profit by playing to the racist sentiments of others.

    At best.

    Kamchak

    December 27th, 2011
    9:35 am

    Everyone knows Ron Paul is not a racist.

    Where did you get that special dispensation that allows you to speak for “everyone”?

    Granny Godzilla

    December 27th, 2011
    9:36 am

    Ron Pauls Actual Words….

    “I think this fence business is designed and may well be used against us and keep us in. In economic turmoil, the people want to leave with their capital. And there’s capital controls and there’s people control. So, every time you think of fence keeping all those bad people out, think about those fences maybe being used against us, keeping us in.”

    Sept 2011

    Jesse

    December 27th, 2011
    9:36 am

    Granny, go look up the full, unedited interview, and you’ll find no ducking and running. Just a clever bit of editing to make it appear so.

    St Simons - we're on Island time

    December 27th, 2011
    9:37 am

    let me translate the virginia thing for you – “holy crap, these rubes are
    takin me serious. That’ll ruin the scam.I better screw this up, and fast”

    plus, Virginia was getting sick, so Newt asked for a divorce, and then
    Virginia wasn’t going to sign anything…

    stands for decibels

    December 27th, 2011
    9:37 am

    With the Iowa caucuses exactly one week away, Ron Paul continues to do well in the polls.

    Sort of related to that–I found this On the Media piece from last weekend to be enlightening:

    http://www.onthemedia.org/2011/dec/23/problem-likely-voters/

    Essentially, the filtering done by mainstream pollsters to make sure there are “likely voters” represented is somewhat problematic, and the question “Are you likely to vote?” is one that people tend lie about with some regularity.

    Which would indicate that the dynamics of Iowa polling for Ron Paul might be rather severe, but who knows.

    Granny Godzilla

    December 27th, 2011
    9:38 am

    jesse

    which interview.

    the one he ran from?

    please let us know which you are talking about…linkee?

    Evan Rogers

    December 27th, 2011
    9:39 am

    Ron Paul wasn’t exposed at all. This issue has been in the media for 20 years now. Everyone who supports Ron Paul already knows about this and has realized that, EVEN IF HE WERE a racist, he would never allow a racist law to be passed at the federal level because his love of the Constitution is greater than any supposed hatred of his fellow man.

    stands for decibels

    December 27th, 2011
    9:39 am

    Amazing. you site these polls only when convenient. When obama’s levels drop, you simply find a different poll that says something else.

    Not intended as a factual statement.

    Tomas

    December 27th, 2011
    9:40 am

    To granny Godzilla,

    Sad to see you believe that video that CNN put out. The unedited video shows the interview simply ending on its own. Paul did not end the interview or storm out. The main stream media will lie and cheat to get its way. Don’t fall victim to them.

    http://www.dailypaul.com/196334/cnn-released-unedited-interview-ron-paul-did-not-storm-out-it-was-a-creative-editing-hit-job

    There’s a link to the video…if you choose truth, that is!

    ;)

    Talking Head

    December 27th, 2011
    9:40 am

    “At best, Steve Tuggle, Ron Paul was willing to profit by playing to the racist sentiments of others.”

    That is basically the livelihood of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

    Keep Up the Good Fight!

    December 27th, 2011
    9:41 am

    because his love of the Constitution is greater than any supposed hatred of his fellow man

    is this another one of those strange reasons that we should not allow gay people to marry? :D

    Kamchak

    December 27th, 2011
    9:42 am

    The main stream media will lie and cheat to get its way.

    Aannnnnnnnnnnnnndd I quit reading.

    mm

    December 27th, 2011
    9:43 am

    “a few newsletters from the 80’s that were taken out of context ”

    Yep, with the incompetent right, it’s always the media’s fault.

    “PrezBO’s bump is in large measure the success of the recent “payroll tax lie” where he & Democrats (with the help of willing accomplices in the media) shilled the lie that Democrats extending the tax break for TWO MONTHS was doing more for Americans than the already-waiting ONE YEAR bill that PrezBO claimed to want.”

    That was an idiotic post.

    Stonethrower

    December 27th, 2011
    9:44 am

    President Reagan was not a racist either but he used some of the “us against them” ideas to his advantage to get the southern vote just like Ron Paul did. So what if he rejects the color vote. It’s not like they are going to vote for him anyway.

    Mike Parent

    December 27th, 2011
    9:44 am

    @Granny Godzilla

    December 27th, 2011
    9:23 am

    @Granny Godzilla who wrote;
    “He ran away from an interview regarding them.”
    Did you see the unedited interview? He answered Borger numerous times about the subject, yet she continued to badger him, to the point where he said enough. That’s the facts and the complete interview is on youtube. Just more selecftive “reporting”, by “news people” who have a vested interest in not seeing Dr. Paul elected.

    Granny Godzilla

    December 27th, 2011
    9:46 am

    Tomas

    Watched your link.

    Yes the inteview was over when Paul was faced with questions he did not want to answer.

    He could not face the tough questions and started unwiring himself…

    Looks like a swift egress to me.

    Not real brave.

    #1 Foxy Lady

    December 27th, 2011
    9:49 am

    someone better get to work on that ron paul is not a racist home-made sign.

    Granny Godzilla

    December 27th, 2011
    9:50 am

    Mike Parent

    Perception.

    I see a guy afraid to answer and ripping off his mic and getting outa’ dodge.

    Badgering racists is a good thing.

    Finn McCool

    December 27th, 2011
    9:50 am

    how about you start bringing up the polls that say that more than half of America wants Obamacare to go away?

    Got a link for this? That might help. But I bet not.

    stands for decibels

    December 27th, 2011
    9:50 am

    How is he gonna accomplish that should he succeed to the Oval Office?

    Frankly, that’s about as legitimate a worry as oh, say, whether your flying unicorn’s landing gear can handle the Hartsfield-Jackson runway surface.

    Paul Tripp

    December 27th, 2011
    9:51 am

    Yes, the guy who would end our wars in the Middle East faster than President Obama and stop killing tens of thousands of Arabs a year, who would pardon hundreds of thousands of predominantly minority inmates in prison for federal drug crimes (15% of drug users are black, but over 60% of those in jail for drug use are black, and the majority of the remainder are hispanic or native – the drug war is the most severe instance of institutionalized racism around today), is just so racist. I mean, everyone knows that racists support reforming our criminal justice system to make it more fair to minorities and oppose killing brown skinned people around the world.

    Everything in the newsletters was written in the period after the end of Paul’s 1988 campaign for President and before his return to Congress in the mid 1990s, while he was running his private medical practice. He wasn’t active in politics and wasn’t paying attention to his newsletter because, at the time, he wasn’t considering continuing his political career and didn’t care. Lapse of judgment? Sure, and you can stack that up against Romney’s inability to hold the same position for any length of time or Gingrich’s record of ethics violations during his time in office or Obama having been elected to save the middle class from the rich, only to redistribute wealth back upwards with bailouts, stimulus packages, and increased government subsidies, but if you want to smear him for racism, maybe you should look at the other candidates’ records of supporting unjust wars against Muslims, destroying our civil liberties, and supporting the policy of arresting disproportionately high numbers of minorities in the war on drugs.

    Finn McCool

    December 27th, 2011
    9:53 am

    Groups battle sex trafficking in Atlanta

    I see a lot of traffic on my way to work and home but I never seem to run into this sex traffic. What side of town is that traffic on?

    bman

    December 27th, 2011
    9:53 am

    M

    December 27th, 2011
    9:53 am

    Ron Paul wants environmental issues to be solved with property rights. That little bit of insanity alone should keep him from being president, even if he wasn’t a blatant bigot.

    Granny Godzilla

    December 27th, 2011
    9:54 am

    Lapse of Judgement?

    now that’s something of an understatement.

    David

    December 27th, 2011
    9:57 am

    The only people exposed are the Mainstream Media, who have been exposed as shills for the welfare/warfare state. How can you mention newsletters written by a ghost writer and not mention that the head of the Austin NAACP came out in support of Ron Paul, or that he has the highest support among non-whites in the GOP, or that he would end the racist Drug War? Of course, it is the same reason you shills question his foreign policy views as “isolationist” but fail to mention that his support among active duty military smashes EVERY other candidate including Obama.

    Go screw yourselves.

    stands for decibels

    December 27th, 2011
    9:57 am

    ahem.

    “As you may know, a bill that makes major changes to the country’s health care system became law in 2010. Based on what you have read or heard about that legislation, do you generally favor or generally oppose it?” If oppose: “Do you oppose that legislation because you think its approach toward health care is too liberal, or because you think it is not liberal enough?”

    38% say they favor it.

    37% oppose because it’s “too liberal.”

    14% oppose because it’s “not liberal enough.”

    (Funny how conservatives forget about that last part.)

    atYou

    December 27th, 2011
    9:57 am

    AmVet

    December 27th, 2011
    9:57 am

    Newt is a hoot.

    What kind of Tweedledum Party amateur can’t even run his campaign to the point where he gets on the ballot for the primaries in all fifty states???

    Hello?? Were they too busy shopping at Tiffany & Co to notice the requirements?

    And you rubes actually think this fraud is one of the great intellectual giants of your movement?

    Somewhere Ralph Nader, Ross Perot, John Anderson and every other third party candidate are all laughing their arses off…

    Soothsayer

    December 27th, 2011
    9:58 am

    “Order was only restored in L.A. when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks three days after rioting began. … What if the checks had never arrived? No doubt the blacks would have fully privatized the welfare state through continued looting. But they were paid off and the violence subsided.”

    – Ron Paul
    Describing 1992 Los Angeles Riots

    Granny Godzilla

    December 27th, 2011
    9:58 am

    David

    writes the radical libertarian epistle succintly:

    Go screw yourselves.

    The 1%....

    December 27th, 2011
    9:59 am

    Pelosi Spends Christmas at Posh Hawaiian Hotel

    Published : Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011, 7:10 AM MST

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was not dreaming of a white Christmas.

    For the third year in a row, the California Democrat shacked up in a sun-drenched, beachside hotel at Historic Ka’upulehu in Kona on the island of Hawaii, the Hawaii Reporter reported this week. For the past two years, Pelosi reserved a posh suite that fetches $10,000 a night.

    The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai offers visitors beachfront dining, fashion boutiques and Jack Nicklaus signature golf, the paper reported. In years past, the paper reported, local taxpayers coughed up $34,000 for police detail to escort Pelosi around the island.

    President Obama and his family are also spending the holidays at the tropical paradise during a 17-day vacation in Kailua, Oahu.

    Kamchak

    December 27th, 2011
    9:59 am

    Frankly, that’s about as legitimate a worry as oh, say, whether your flying unicorn’s landing gear can handle the Hartsfield-Jackson runway surface.

    Gawd, I hope so.

    Jay

    December 27th, 2011
    9:59 am

    So the story line is that Ron Paul shouldn’t be held responsible for statements that were printed under his own byline, under his own picture, in a publication that he owned?

    Really guys? That’s the best you can do?

    More importantly, is this how Dr. Paul carries out the “personal responsibility” he regularly advocates, by trying to blame others for his own egregious statements?

    josef

    December 27th, 2011
    10:01 am

    Sooth
    Given his opinions on the State of Israel (and Jews in general, especially the international zionist hoodlum bankers), I’d've thought he was your man… just a musing from the Rothschild place… :-)

    Armindo

    December 27th, 2011
    10:02 am

    Its kind of funny how this blog has the most misleading title i have read yet. You start off with “Ron Paul exposed” and then continue to talk about racial remarks made in a newsletter from the 80’s which has already been disproved that it did not come from Paul, but instead one of the workers at the newsletters.

    Nice try.

    Kamchak

    December 27th, 2011
    10:02 am

    Where did this Ron Paul RULZ contingent come from?

    Is this blog posted on the gooey Drudgey goodness?

    M

    December 27th, 2011
    10:04 am

    If you’re poor, or if you can’t get a job…you’re lazy and it’s your own stinkin’ fault. If you can’t get on the ballot in your own state or if you experience political backlash over racist statements you made in a newsletter than made you a ton of money, it is everyone else’s fault but your own, and somebody else better fix the system fast before you get angry.

    stands for decibels

    December 27th, 2011
    10:04 am

    But they were paid off and the violence subsided.

    Wait a minute–is this about the LA riots, or Teh Glorious Eye-Rack SURGE?

    Finn McCool

    December 27th, 2011
    10:04 am

    Jay, you are worried about racist statements from Paul while our president spent Christmas in another country?
    Oh ma Gawd!

    mm

    December 27th, 2011
    10:05 am

    Every week our righty friends come on this blog to defend the next imbecile candidate from their party.

    SwamiDave

    December 27th, 2011
    10:06 am

    What part was “idiotic”?

    The part about the fact that the House had already passed a 1 year extension. The part about the Senate saying they had “wanted a 1 year extension”, but could only pass a 2 month extension, adjourning for the year demanding passage of their bill, refusing to confer. The part of PrezBO blaming Republicans who’d already passed an extension they claimed to want.

    Or the part of shills like Jay and fellow media liberals who parroted this sham that they knew was a lie.

    The idiotic part is really that so many Americans have fell for the lies of dependency and redistribution which empowers proponents of the failed philosophy to hold power.

    -SD

    stands for decibels

    December 27th, 2011
    10:06 am

    Where did this Ron Paul RULZ contingent come from?

    You’ve got about a million or so dorks who compulsively google their Lord and Savior’s name every half hour or so, would be my guess.

    Granny Godzilla

    December 27th, 2011
    10:07 am

    Who was the one big Paul supporter we had and is he all the new ron supporters today?

    Finn McCool

    December 27th, 2011
    10:07 am

    Every week our righty friends come on this blog to defend the next imbecile candidate from their party.

    They provide free amusement for us liberals. Better than TV.

    guest38282

    December 27th, 2011
    10:08 am

    I am confused…is an 11% unemployment rate reason to celebrate?

    Not a Neal Boortz Redneck

    December 27th, 2011
    10:08 am

    Liberals – lay off Ron Paul.

    The longer he rides in the clown car the better. I wish Herb Cain were still around just for the jokes. I really miss him.

    Finn McCool

    December 27th, 2011
    10:08 am

    Everybody lies except SwamiDave. He’s a righteous dude dontcha know?

    M

    December 27th, 2011
    10:08 am

    SwamiDave,

    Google “Keystone Pipeline.”

    Butch Cassidy

    December 27th, 2011
    10:09 am

    The 1% – “For the third year in a row, the California Democrat shacked up in a sun-drenched, beachside hotel at Historic Ka’upulehu in Kona on the island of Hawaii, the Hawaii Reporter reported this week. For the past two years, Pelosi reserved a posh suite that fetches $10,000 a night.”

    To qoute from the Republican handbook (which by the way is supported an a regular basis by many on this site). Stop with the wealth envy, pull yourself up by your bootstraps, stop hating successful people and go open a business, stop punishing success, stop hating people who made “good choices”, stop with the class warfare, don’t blame others for your “bad choices”, take responsibility, work harder, get a job, etc, etc, etc………

    TimeForRealChange

    December 27th, 2011
    10:11 am

    Of course Obama is getting a surge. He changed the definition of poverty and got the newspapers to go along with it, and they all only report statistics that make things look good. If the truth were being told… Well if the press told the truth Obama would never have been elected, but if they were telling the truth about the economy right now, then Obama’s numbers would be far worse. Even so they are pretty bad for the man so many called the messiah.

    Talking Head

    December 27th, 2011
    10:12 am

    I don’t think Paul does a very good job articulating his points, but I support him. I just find it hilarious that the liberal media, democrats, and administration have nothing to defend themsleves against Paul except a newsletter that was printed 20 something years ago with supposedly racist comments.

    Kamchak

    December 27th, 2011
    10:13 am

    Even so they are pretty bad for the man so many called the messiah.

    Most of the “so many” being on the far right.

    M

    December 27th, 2011
    10:13 am

    TimeForRealChange,

    Is it scary living inside your head? Sounds like it.

    Butch Cassidy

    December 27th, 2011
    10:14 am

    TimeForRealChange – “Even so they are pretty bad for the man so many called the messiah.”

    Thanks for bringing that up.And I agree, you definitely need to tell those idiots on the right to stop calling him that.

    Dusty

    December 27th, 2011
    10:14 am

    Oh dear, while Kyle’s away, I’m here to play.

    But I am so concerned about President Obama. He’s plunging right into those big waves in Hawaii and having to do it for a whole week. Besides, having to put up with a snooty, ritzy hotel for a long week and mind the kiddies and Michele and all that. And Nancy Pelosi next door! Poor guy!!

    Anyway, I’m sure someone will dust the Oval Office while he’s gone. He doesn’t use it much but somebody’s got to do it.

    Yes, Virgina, there is a Santa Claus and he carries the Prez to Hawaii every Christmas. So I want to thank Santa and the taxpayers for their good work. Yep, Hawaii is a fine place for the president. Just think, it won’t be long before he can stay there year ’round. Let the good times roll!

    Doggone/GA

    December 27th, 2011
    10:15 am

    “Most of the “so many” being on the far right”

    Most? I would have said all.

    Grover Norquist was touched by Sandusky

    December 27th, 2011
    10:16 am

    Newt not getting on the Virginia Ballot was in his book. In chapter 3 titled, “How to properly court a woman when you are still married”

    tony

    December 27th, 2011
    10:16 am

    Talking Head, have you read the newsletters? They are not SUPPOSEDLY racist, they ARE racist and ant-semitic and homophobic. Paul is not a person who should be President.

    Ron Paul on Secession

    December 27th, 2011
    10:17 am

    If he is elected President, will the U.S. reman in tact….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03Q4s-LeBgs

    Kamchak

    December 27th, 2011
    10:17 am

    Most? I would have said all.

    There is linkable evidence that there are few on the left that went hyperbolic.

    Normal

    December 27th, 2011
    10:18 am

    Dusty,
    Hittin’ the ‘nog this mornin’? :)

    Granny Godzilla

    December 27th, 2011
    10:18 am

    Paul could solve this problem easily IF he wanted to.

    Take Responsibilty and Publically Apologize.

    Butch Cassidy

    December 27th, 2011
    10:18 am

    tony – “Paul is not a person who should be President.”

    Only if your a minority, gay or a healthy 30 year old male without health insurance. :)

    Finn McCool

    December 27th, 2011
    10:18 am

    from the Washington Post today:
    Of the 620 measures that Paul has sponsored, just four have made it to a vote on the House floor. Only one has been signed into law.

    House colleagues say the genial Paul has often shown little interest in the laborious one-on-one lobbying required to build a coalition behind his ideas. This year, for instance, Paul has sponsored 47 bills, including measures to withdraw from the United Nations, repeal the federal law banning guns in school zones and let private groups coin their own money.

    None has moved, and 32 have failed to attract a single co-sponsor.

    Yeah, sounds like a winner to me.

    Butch Cassidy

    December 27th, 2011
    10:20 am

    Finn McCool – “Yeah, sounds like a winner to me.”

    What did you expect, they’re running out of candidates. :)

    Normal

    December 27th, 2011
    10:20 am

    I’m liking the Christmas spirit the GOP is showin’…They are givin’ the President another four years out of the goodness of their hearts. Either that or they are just plain incompetent…you decide.