Run, Al, run!!!

March 3, 2015
The Goracle hates failure!

Fired up! Ready to go!

Oh, tell this means what I think it does:

Democrats are now seriously considering the possibility of Hillary Clinton deciding not to run (I wonder why?), leaving them with a bench consisting of… Who, exactly? Elizabeth Warren? Martin O’Malley? And then…?

No, now is the time for the Man Who Would Save The Earth to lower his sights and save his party. And, in the process, make this traitor-to-Gaea global-warming-denier’s heart leap with joy.

Run, Al. Run.


Santorum: I’m running for a job we don’t need

January 2, 2012

Perhaps the EEOC’s next crusade should be to protect the rights of those who don’t even know what job they’re applying for:

Rick Santorum took several shots at Mitt Romney during his first Monday campaign event here, seeking to neutralize the appeal of the former Massachusetts governor’s business background, and implying that he lacks principle.

Referring to Romney’s argument that his business career makes him well-suited to the presidency, Santorum said, “We’re not looking for a chief executive officer. We’re looking for a commander in chief.”

(Emphasis added)

Have another look at the job description, Rick. From Article II, section 1 of the Constitution:

The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America.

Well, well. Turns out we do want a chief executive, as well as a commander in chief. How odd.

Not surprising, I guess, coming from the guy whose bright idea to endorse Arlen Specter in 2004 gave us ObamaCare.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Sarah Palin: Sure, she’s not running. Yep. You betcha.

August 20, 2011

And to prove that, SarahPac released a video of her visit to the Iowa state fair that looks every bit like a campaign ad. Because, well, political professionals, pundits, would-be pundits, and candidates hoping not to compete against her all say so, silly! So there.

Judge for yourself:

And apparently she survived the fried butter on a stick. (1)

The September 3rd date referred to at the end is for something called the “Restoring America” rally. Originally scheduled for Waukee, Iowa, it’s been moved to the Indianola Balloon Grounds near Des Moines, because of a larger than first-planned crowd.

For someone who, we’re told, isn’t running.

Now, it’s possible that she will endorse another candidate at Indianola (if so, I would expect it to be Governor Perry), and it’s even possible that she would announce she’s not running at all. There are good reasons not to throw her hat in the ring.

But, that very, very slick video does not look to me like something put out by someone who is not running for higher office. Perhaps I’m projecting my hopes (2), but I’d say she’s running and the announcement comes on the 3rd at Indianola.

Go, ‘Cuda.

UPDATE: Glad to see Karl Rove agrees with me.

LINKS: Stacy McCain asks: “If she isn’t running, why’d she release this video?” Good question, dude. Legal Insurrection says “Nobody does it better.” Radio host Mark Levin believes she will run (via Hot Air).

Footnotes:
(1) They also had deep-fried cheesecake?? I hope they also had a cardiologist in attendance!
(2) For those who don’t know me, she’s my preferred candidate, though there are several Republicans I could easily vote for in November ’12. The point is to get the current Schmuck-in-Chief out.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


New Pawlenty ad smacks Obama hard

August 9, 2011

And it stings so bad because it’s true and uses the President’s and his advisers’ own words to make Governor Pawlenty‘s case:

It’s a shame Pawlenty’s never caught on; aside from early stumbles over global warming and a flirtation with the individual mandate, he has a very creditable record as a conservative governor in a liberal state. I think he has a lot to offer… but I also think he’s done after Iowa.

Great ad, though.

via Moe Lane

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Lemonade stands! My God, they’re everywhere!!!

August 3, 2011

The news is grim, friends. I thought we had the threat contained to the Eastern seaboard (with that one tragic outbreak in Oregon), but it’s spread all the way to the heartland of America: a four-year old girl was operating a lemonade stand in Iowa… brace yourselves… without a license!

The horror:

Police closed down a lemonade stand in Coralville last week, telling its 4-year-old operator and her dad that she didn’t have a permit.

An officer told Abigail Krutsinger’s father Friday that she couldn’t run the stand as RAGBRAI bicyclers poured into Coralville.

I mean, think what would have happened if the police hadn’t been there to shut down this rogue preschooler’s citrusy speakeasy? No business permit? The city wouldn’t get its cut! The consequences of no health inspection? Are you willing to risk an outbreak of cooties??

Whew! That was close!

Thank God the regulatory state that our dedicated public servants bureaucratic betters were on the job.

PS: Have you noticed that all these accused lemonade bootleggers have been girls? I smell a conspiracy…

PPS: Iowa, eh? I wonder where the candidates stand on the Lemonade Menace? Romney probably has his finger in the wind even now.

LINKS: Prior posts in the War Against Lemonade Stands. E.D. Kain at Forbes has noticed the war, too, and brings the news that August 20th is National Lemonade Freedom Day.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Silence, peasant!

October 10, 2010

President Thinskin strikes again: While in Iowa at the end of last month to hear from the common folk in their own backyards, Obama was met with unwanted honesty from one of the little people. So, what’s an enlightened being to do when one of the mundanes says something other than praise? Why, cut off his mike, of course:

Trying to sell his economic record in Iowa yesterday, President Obama got an earful from a successful businessman who pleaded with him not to raise taxes.

“One of the things that concerns me is the repeal of the Bush tax cuts,” said David Greenspon, referring to Democratic plans to raise taxes on individuals earning more than $200,000 a year and on families and certain businesses earning more than $250,000.

“The repeal — I don’t care if it is 5 percent — that’s 5 percent that would create a job,” he told Obama during a meeting with about 70 people in a couple’s back yard in Des Moines.

“Five percent on millions of dollars of profit creates many jobs . . . As the government gets more and more involved in business and more and more involved in taxes, what you’re finding is you’re strangling those job-creation vehicles.”

Before Greenspon could complete his question, his microphone was cut off and taken out of his hand.

You’d have thought, after the Joe the Plumber incident, that the President would be more careful when wandering into people’s neighborhoods. Americans, after all, have a habit of speaking their minds even to big shots with big titles – and maybe especially to them. One of the skills a politician needs is being able to react with grace even to those who disagree with him. Instead, as the article relates, Obama showed petulance and frustration.

And, of course, incidents like this just reinforce the image that Obama is an out-of-touch elitist who only hears what he wants to hear. A leader, especially in a democratic republic, needs to hear contradictory views if he is to govern effectively. Cutting off Greespon’s mike, on the other hand, is a symbolic slamming of the doors to the ivory tower. It’s a “Kodak moment” that captures the essence of the progressive attitude: “We know best, so be quiet and do as you’re told. You’re welcome.”

Way to bond with the common man, sir.

Via Hot Air.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)