Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Flavor of the month

I remember the last time around in the Republican nominating process when some of my Republican friends thought Fred Thompson was the answer to their prayers because they were unhappy with the field especially front runner John McCain. That worked out well.

This time many of the true faithful want an alternative to next one in line , Mitt Romney. Michelle Bachman created a buzz for a bit even winning the Iowa straw poll until Rick Perry got in the race and stole her thunder. Now Perry is fizzling out after his less than stellar debate performances losing the Florida GOP straw poll to the pizza guy.

So now the hope is that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will get into the race despite his previous statements like "short of suicide, I don't really know what I'd have to do to convince you people that I'm not running. I'm not running." The blunt talking Governor telling people to
"get the hell off the beach." as Hurricane Irene was bearing down and telling Washington to get it's act together after the disaster

“You want to figure out budget cuts, that’s fine..You’re going to turn it into a fiasco like that debt-limit thing where you’re fighting with each other for eight or nine weeks and you expect the citizens of my state to wait? They’re not gonna wait, and I’m going to fight to make sure that they don’t,” Christie said putting the Tea Party-driven House on notice that its slash and gut politics will not be tolerated.

He also defended his choice of a Muslim as a Judge saying "Sharia Law has nothing to do with this at all, it’s crazy!"

Yep, he will go far in this atmosphere.

1 comment:

Pope George Ringo said...

The John Birch Society has taken over the GOP under the psueudonym "Tea Party".
These people are so crazy that they don't even care about public perception as they booed an American soldier who happened to be gay.
What is more disturbing about this incident is that not a single candidate on the debate platform spoke up against this atrocity.
Nevertheless, whoever the nominee is, and I still believe the GOP will hold its nose and nominate Romney, the Presidency will be theirs to lose.
Obama will be on the defensive this time around.
The one overwhelming clue that he is in deep trouble is that the "He's a Muslim....Show us the Birth Certificate" talk is pretty much muted.
Even the wacko right knows that it doesn't need that fictional issue to rally the faithful.
Obama made a lot of mistakes these past two years, most of all treating the GOP jackals with a turn the other cheek attitude.
He cannot turn the economy around in time for the election, but at least he can get some fire under his ass and either win re election by a whisper or go down with some self respect.
Good Luck America!