At Tuesday’s Republican National Convention, the Republican Party once again played foul against their own party members and it nearly turned into a fight. The disruption was over the rules process that dictates how delegates are apportioned in each state. Ron Paul may not have done very well in the primaries at the ballot boxes, but his supporters have been working diligently behind the scenes to gather delegates. This apparently pissed of Boehner and he, along with the other dictators, immediately rewrote the rules right in front of everyone’s eyes. Now, when there is a statewide popular vote (primaries), if the result is not winner-take-all, each candidate must get delegates in proportion to their percentage of the popular vote. Therefore with Paul not winning with any popular votes, he is unable to seat his delegates.
I tell you, the Republicans are like bloody Chinese Water Torture. You know the deal… where the victim is completely immobilized, especially their head, and a drip is started dead-center in the middle of their forehead. Sure, a few dozen is no big deal. Might even feel good. But after several thousand, it makes the victim border on insanity.
• Mitt Romney says he’ll “keep an open mind” around April in regards to releasing his tax filing.
Sorry, I do not believe this. It is very clear he is hiding something.
• Santorum said these three things will keep you out of poverty: “Work, graduate high school, and get married before you have children.” More…
The first round of Iowa
circus caucus votes are in… at in least the location, Urbandale IA, which I am viewing live via C-SPAN. There are plenty more coming all over the state of Iowa. Here are the results which I viewed (and a few screen shots of a typical low-quality live stream):
Mitt Romney: 116 votes; 34.6%
Rick Santorum: 82 votes; 24.5%
Ron Paul: 51 votes; 15.2%
Perry: 37: 11%
Newt Gingrich: 34 votes; 10%
Michele Bachmann: 14; 4.2% More…
The first ever GAO (Government Accountability Office) audit of the Federal Reserve was carried out in the past few months due to the Ron Paul, Alan Grayson Amendment to the Dodd-Frank bill, which passed last year. Jim DeMint, a Republican Senator, and Bernie Sanders, an independent Senator, led the charge for a Federal Reserve audit in the Senate, but watered down the original language of the house bill(HR1207), so that a complete audit would not be carried out. Ben Bernanke (pictured to the left), Alan Greenspan, and various other bankers vehemently opposed the audit and lied to Congress about the effects an audit would have on markets. Nevertheless, the results of the first audit in the Federal Reserve’s nearly 100 year history were posted on Senator Sander’s webpage earlier this morning: http://sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/news/?id=9e2a4ea8-6e73-4be2-a753-62060dcbb3c3 More…
This posting from Time had me LMAO! Here are some of the highlights… and some of the better comments posted….
“0 minutes. Presidential debates come and go. But tonight’s GOP debate, the fourth in a series too numerous to bear, is a special treat. “We are all gathered under the wings of Air Force One,” says NBC’s Brian Williams, referring to the great phallus of American presidential might that sits in the hangar at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. No setting could be more appropriate. The camera soaks it in–all 153-feet of Reagan’s retired plane.”
According to the latest poll by Public Policy Polling, Trump, the not-so-bashful candidate in waiting, has had one of the quickest rises — and now falls — in presidential politics. The Democratic polling company once had Trump leading the more than a dozen possible GOP contenders with 26%, but now the reality show host and businessman is down to 8%, in a tie for fifth place with Texas Rep. Ron Paul.
Honestly, I find the GOP potential presidential candidates gene pools to be very frightening. I can only shudder at the thought of Trump-Bachmann ticket, with the Koch Brothers in the background with all the funding….