After The Non-Rapture – Sunday, May 22, 2011

If you’re reading this, “it” didn’t happen on Saturday, May 21.


Paging Bob Dole! Cue Queen’s “Another One Bites The Dust” Mitch Daniels Not Running For President In 2012 Funny how “family considerations” – in this case, his wife and four GROWN daughters – is Daniels’ main reason for not running. I’m not calling him a liar or anything like that, but why do I have a sneaking suspicion that his main reason for not running is not wanting to explain his role in turning the surplus Bill Clinton left into a huge deficit during his time as budget director in Bush 43’s first term? Or maybe seeing the intense scrutiny Sarah Palin and her family underwent in 2008 has really had an impact on potential Republican candidates.

With Daniels now out of the running, there is likely to be a renewed effort by some to encourage the likes of Christie, who has risen to national prominence thanks to his tough-talking style in New Jersey, and Jeb Bush to reconsider their past refusals to run. But this article Is the biggest threat to Speaker of the House John Boehner the ‘Young Guns’ in his own party? crystallizes why I say Eric Cantor is laying in the cut, preparing for a back-door run to the GOP nomination should a clear-cut front-runner fail to emerge in what GOP strategist John Weaver has called “the weakest Republican field since Wendell Willkie won the nomination on the sixth ballot in 1940.”

Can you imagine the ridicule that would have been heaped upon Barack Obama in 2007 if he had said in an email, “On matters affecting us all, our family constitution gives a veto to the women’s caucus, and there is no override provision. Simply put, I find myself caught between two duties. I love my country; I love my family more” in announcing that he wouldn’t run? Or for that matter, if he had said his family “told me to run.” Question: if Daniels “loves his family more”, wouldn’t he want the country that he also loves to be the best possible place for his family?

How can a man who doesn’t want his words taken literally, expect anyone to listen to what he has to say as a President? Barack Obama has caused these Republican hypocrites to go completely nuts. Newt Gingrich makes absolutely no sense, none at all. He wants the American people to believe his words (Gingrich was asked directly about the Ryan plan for Medicare on Sunday during his interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press,” to which he responded: “I don’t think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing social engineering…I don’t think imposing radical change from the right or the left is a very good way for a free society to operate.” were taken out of context and he wants us to believe he did not mean what he said when he said it. Furthermore, he wants us to believe that he was not referring to Paul Ryan’s plan even though the question he responded to (When host David Gregory interjected to point again specifically to Ryan’s plan, Gingrich said, “I think that that is too big a jump.”)  was specifically about Ryan’s plan. But, just in case that wasn’t confusing enough, Gingrich later apologized to Paul Ryan for not talking about Ryan’s plan.

When you say something like “Any ad which quotes what I said on Sunday is a falsehood because I have said publicly those words were inaccurate and unfortunate”, you’re just one step from Christine O’Donnell’s “I am not a witch” campaign commercial of last year. Or as Jon Stewart put it on Wednesday in talking about Gingrich, “You know I’ve always said the hallmark of an honest conversation starts with, ‘If you quote me directly utilizing videotape of my comments in context, you’re lying’”.

Another reason why Newt Gingrich should never be elected president: let’s say things are going badly here in America and President Gingrich takes a foreign trip to another nation. Would a serial philanderer and marrier (I made up that word) like Newt be able to resist the siren’s call of another, younger, sexier, Tiffany jewelry loving country? I’m just asking.

The biggest take-away from this article Fox News Chief Roger Ailes Thinks Sarah Palin Is ‘Stupid’ for me is the statement that Ailes is openly trying to use Fox News to pick the next president.

Why don’t any of the Republicans who are running or may run for president wear American flag lapel pins? Are they unpatriotic or does only a black man who runs for president have to wear one to prove his patriotism?

“Take my hand, come with me, baby, to Cain Land. Let me show you how sweet it could be.”

There’s a better chance of Minister Louis Farrakhan being replaced by a rabbi as head of the Nation of Islam than there is of Herman “The Godfather of Soul Pizza” Cain winning the GOP presidential nomination Herman Cain For President Campaign Launches (VIDEO). Cain needs to ask MC Michael Steele how being the Republican “House Negro” worked out for him.

When Herman “The Godfather of Soul Pizza” Cain says ‘I’m not running for second’, he’s telling the truth. He’s actually running for fifth or sixth in the GOP primary campaign depending on how many eventually end up in the race and that fact was made crystal clear by his “performance” on Fox News Sunday Sunday Talking Heads which left him looking like a less knowledgeable version of MC Michael Steele, as hard as that may be to imagine.

I don’t know who’s more delusional – Herman Cain who lost the only political race he’s ever run (the 2004 Georgia primary for the US Senate) and actually said on Saturday as he wrapped up his announcement speech, “When Herman Cain is president, we will finally be able to say, ‘Free at last, free at last, thank god almighty, America is free at last.’” – or Rick Santorum who in his last election run, lost his attempt for a third term in the Senate 59%-41%, the largest margin of defeat for an incumbent Republican in Pennsylvania in over 20 years. Neither one has the proverbial snowball’s chance in hell and they know just as well as you and I do. And if they don’t know it now (or at least admit it publicly), they soon will. Mark my words. Just wait and see.

What I’ve dubbed “The Mormon Primary” with Mitt “Suge” Romney versus Jon “Puffy” Huntsman Jon Huntsman takes hunting shot at Mitt Romney is heating up quite nicely. This is going to be the political equivalent of the old “East Coast/West Coast” rap wars. You know, minus the random and not so random killings and all.




Whew, what a relief! Donald Rumsfeld: Obama Made The Right Decision On Bin Laden Raid I’m sure the president and his people were on pins and needles waiting to hear “Donny Boy’s” review. Now that they have his approval, they can move on to other important problems.

I can’t help but wonder how different things in California might be had we known the truth about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s extra-martial affairs before the 2003 recall election that he defeated then-governor Gray Davis in. Maybe he wouldn’t have been elected and maybe the state would be in a much different, and better, economic situation because his time in office was a disaster for the people of California from top to bottom.

So let me get this straight: EVERYBODY but Lance Armstrong is lying? 


    “I’m wearing a button-down shirt without a tie. What are you wearing?”

Whatever happened to all the “unbelievable stuff” that Donald *****’s private investigators dug up on President Obama in Hawaii?


Stay classy Oprah. Your daily show will be missed.


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