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Old 01-08-2011, 03:29 PM   #151
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From experience, I can say that Wisconsin's liberal reputation is almost completely derived from Milwaukee and especially Madison. The rest of the state is quite conservative. The new governor, for instance, is a hard, hard-line conservative.
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This native Wisconsonian says "Yes, I do believe you're right."
I know a lot of Catholics and Union members (who are also avid hunters and gun rights supporters) in central Wisconsin who vote Democratic. It's an odd State.
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It's an interesting pool for the (R) I've heard an interview of Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann that would lead a person to think that's she is considering a run for the nomination.

Although her nomination into the Intelligence Committee is an oxymoron - dontcha think? It does beef up her resume.
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It's an interesting pool for the (R) I've heard an interview of Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann that would lead a person to think that's she is considering a run for the nomination.

Although her nomination into the Intelligence Committee is an oxymoron - dontcha think? It does beef up her resume.
I heard on local radio (Minnesota) someone arguing for Bachmann's run for President--something like, "She has far more legislative experience than President Obama and has private sector experience which Obama doesn't."



If Bachmann runs as the "anti-Obama," I don't think I or anyone here would disagree with that.
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Anti-Obama? Yeah, that would be right - but have you heard her interviews? Okay I won't go into some of her "anti-American" go get 'em remarks a'la McCarthy of the 1950's - that shit is scary stuff.
How well known is she outside of people that follow politics as sport?
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GOP strategist Karl Rove recently needled potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney over the health care system he signed into law while governor of Massachusetts, saying that he would effectively have to admit wrongdoing in pursuing the program.

In 2006, then-Gov. Romney worked to implement a new health care system that, among other reforms, pioneered the individual health insurance mandate, a staple of the national overhaul passed last year that congressional Republicans vehemently opposed.

Now, Rove says, the only way Romney can save face, considering the current GOP bluster -- including from Romney himself -- over repealing President Obama's "overreaching" and "unconstitutional" health care reform, is if he publicly recognizes his past as a "problem."

Here's the discussion between Karl Rove and conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt:

HH: All right, let's get to the presidential stuff. In the first hour of tonight's program, Dick Morris, with whom I'm appearing tomorrow night at the Nixon Library, said flatly Mitt Romney cannot get the presidential nomination because of Massachusettscare. Do you agree with that?

KR: I think it's too early to make that declarative sentence. But I do agree that this is the principal challenge that Mitt Romney's candidacy would face if he were to become a candidate. But look, my view is this year is a year in which every candidate gets a chance to recognize their challenges, to recognize their strengths, and to overcome their challenges, and to bolster their strengths. And if Mitt Romney recognizes that his answer on why on what they did in Massachusetts looks so much like what Obama tried to do to the country, if he recognizes that is a problem, then he'll work his way out of the problem. If he doesn't, he doesn't. But right now, everybody, it's better to describe the challenges they each face, than to make judgments about how they're going to handle those challenges over the next six or seven months. If somebody says look, I think this is so and so's challenge, and I don't think they're going to be able to overcome it, I don't think that they're going to be able to find an answer, that's one thing. But to say look, it's over right now, I'm not certain I would be that definitive.



While Rove seems to suggest that Romney simply repent for what is now considered a political sin by many on the right, Steve Kornacki wrote at Salon last year that Romney, who at the time was railing against the Democratic health care reform package, would be better off coming up with a different solution.

But Romney can never admit [he was wrong]. He's the early front-runner for the 2012 GOP presidential nod and the party's base is convinced that Obama's reform package represents some kind of Marxist plot. So Romney must be against it -- really against it. It's as if he believes the combination of heat and volume in his response to the House vote will cause Republicans to ignore his own Massachusetts record.
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it is interesting that Obama has already neutered his likely GOP challenger.
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Mittens is very good at being against things after he was for them, being for things after he was against them. Don't count Mittens out

Plus he has great hair-and unlike Obama I bet he never dyes it. OMG, Obama dyes his hair. I was heartbroken after I read that on Yahoo today. I wish he would grow it out and dye it green, like Chia Obama.
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Tim Pawlenty: Courage to Stand
A Film by J.J. Abrams
Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer

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I guess if you're not particularly charismatic on your own and have to compete with Obama, then making overblown movie trailers infused with HOPE is your best bet.

Remember those days when the Republicans constantly ripped into Obama for behaving like a Hollywood star? No? Neither do they.
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I guess if you're not particularly charismatic on your own and have to compete with Obama, then making overblown movie trailers infused with HOPE is your best bet.
^This is what an empty suit Pawlenty is. NO accomplishments to speak of.

I think the only thing that makes him a credible GOP candidate at this point is that he doesn't have any major screw-ups or gaffs. Low bar.
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Can I just say I'm tired of this practice of politicians kissing the ass of the American polity. As if the "American people" are somehow better than everyone else in the world. People are people. What makes America special is our system of government, not our people.
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CPAC Straw Poll Results:
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30% Rand Paul
23% Mitt Romney
6% Gary Johnson (NM Gov)
6% Chris Christie
5% Newt Gingrich
4% Tim Pawlenty
4% Michele Bachmann
3% Sarah Palin
2% Mike Huckabee
2% Rick Santorum

Ron Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll; Mitt Romney Comes in Second
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:12 AM   #163
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Other fun nuggets from the CPAC:

CPAC Audience Cheers Wildly For Coulter Comment, "I Think There Should Be More Jailed Journalists"
CPAC Audience Cheers Wildly For Coulter Comment, "I Think There Should Be More Jailed Journalists" | Media Matters for America

What a well-read bunch they are!
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Other fun nuggets from the CPAC:

CPAC Audience Cheers Wildly For Coulter Comment, "I Think There Should Be More Jailed Journalists"
CPAC Audience Cheers Wildly For Coulter Comment, "I Think There Should Be More Jailed Journalists" | Media Matters for America

What a well-read bunch they are!
What. The. Hell?

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Other fun nuggets from the CPAC:

CPAC Audience Cheers Wildly For Coulter Comment, "I Think There Should Be More Jailed Journalists"
CPAC Audience Cheers Wildly For Coulter Comment, "I Think There Should Be More Jailed Journalists" | Media Matters for America

What a well-read bunch they are!
This is typical--the types of little one-liners that people cheer for without stopping to think about the implications of what they are cheering for.

Jailed journalists! Yah, boo-hiss to the liberal media!

Apparently, these "Constitution-lovers" forgot a little something called the 1st Amendment.
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