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Look, we know it’s annoying to be constantly falsely accused of conducting a ‘War on Women’, but aren’t you overcompensating just a touch?
From the Huffington Post:
As the only Republican Congressman at a rally for the Equal Rights Amendment on Thursday, Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) gave women an unexpected piece of advice: Give your money to Democrats.
“I think these are very precarious times for women, it seems. So many of your rights are under assault,” he told the crowd of mostly women. “I’ll tell you this: Contribute your money to people who speak out on your behalf, because the other side — my side — has a lot of it. And you need to send your own message. You need to remind people that you vote, you matter, and that they can’t succeed without your help.”
Hanna is a pro-choice Republican, making him a pro-abortion, government funded contraception hawk, and thusly a man in the front lines in a ‘War on Children’.
You know you’ve been marching in the lunatic parade when you garner a quote from the Daily Kos. Kaili Joy Gray, a far-left kook who frequently refers to conservatives as ‘tea baggers’ had this to say:
“Words I never thought I’d say, but this Republican member of Congress speaks for me.”
Congratulations Richard Hanna, you speak for loons, that must make you so proud.
When HuffPost asked Hanna after the rally whether he was bucking his party by encouraging women to give their money to “the other side,” he said that he wasn’t.
“I’m trying to help [the GOP],” he said. “I think it’s the appropriate thing to do.”
If your strategy to help the GOP is to feed into the ridiculous fear-mongering being perpetuated by the left, and validating the falsehoods they constantly spew, then yea…
Video – Geithner on the Amount of Money Needed to Cover Future Obligations: "It Would Make You Uncomfortable"
More uncomfortable than we already are with the Obama economy?
Here is an exchange between Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner (The following exchange happened over a few minutes of back and forth. This is a condensed version.):
Gowdy: “If this were the last debt ceiling request you could ask for…the final one and you had to make it large enough for all current and future obligations, what would the request need to be?”…Geithner: “That I’d have to get to you in writing, I can’t do it in my head though.”Gowdy: “How about a round number?”Geithner: “No idea….Gowdy: “$20 trillion?”Geithner: “I just can’t do it in my head.”Gowdy: “$50 trillion?”Geithner: “I don’t know”Gowdy: “A lot? Can we agree it would be a lot?”Geithner: “It would be a lot. It would make you uncomfortable.”
The exchange begins at the 2:20ish mark…
Most schools don’t have nearly $1 million dollar soccer fields, but terrorists captured on the battlefield now have that luxury.
Via Fox News:
At a time of record deficits, a new soccer field for detainees at Camp 6 in Guantanamo Bay is just getting the finishing touches — at a cost of $750,000 to taxpayers.
The project was the highlight of a tour Tuesday of the detention camp for reporters at the facility covering the arraignment in a military court of Majid Khan, a former Baltimore resident and the the only legal U.S. resident on trial at Guantanamo.
The project began in April 2011 and is due to finish this spring. The detainees will now have three recreation facilities at Camp 6, which is home to “highly compliant” detainees who live in a communal setting.
The same report indicates that Obama is granting sweetheart deals to detainees, in an anxious effort to close the camp.
Could this be another election play? It wouldn’t be too far fetched for the President to brag about Gitmo’s closure, even though he ordered it closed one year after his first day in office.
The report reads:
Even some of President Obama’s most ardent supporters suggest the administration seems eager to close the camps and reduce the detainee population, and plea agreements with minimal jail time are a sweetheart deal for all involved.
Detainees like Usama bin Laden’s personal cook and his driver are spending less time in prison than American citizens prosecuted in federal courts on lesser charges.
Cutting deals with detainees, and providing them a plush soccer resort to play on in between their video games and cable TV.
This is appalling to say the least.
Declaring victory in Nevada’s Republican presidential caucuses on Saturday, Mitt Romney again turned away from his GOP rivals and toward President Barack Obama.
CNN projected that Mitt Romney will win the Nevada Republican presidential caucuses based on results and entrance polling.
With 43% of the vote in, Romney held about 43% of the vote while former House Speaker Newt Gingrich had 25% and Rep. Ron Paul had 19%. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who had largely bypassed the state, had 12% of the vote. Those numbers were gathered from vote counters at caucus sites across the state and the state’s Republican Party.
Romney thanked supporters at his campaign headquarters in Las Vegas, telling them that, “This isn’t the first time you gave me your vote of confidence, but this time I’m going to take it to the White House,” alluding to his win in Nevada in 2008.
While it is no surprise that Romney has done well in Florida and Nevada, it is a surprise that the former Speaker of the House keeps getting baited into petty squabbling every time he seems to be making a move. Newt is flailing right now, and he needs to stop blaming everybody and everything for his losses – including Mormons and money this time.
Hey, it’s one thing for bloggers to speculate the reasons for Gingrich’s loss in Nevada (I had mentioned previously that Nevada has a heavy Mormon population), but it’s another for Newt to analyze it in this manner. It shows an immaturity in his campaigning – surprising for a man in the political game for most of his life – and it shows voters how he would act toward adversity in the Presidential campaign, or even as President.
At one point, Newt complained about being outspent by Romney at a rate of 5-1, and then turned around and said Romney would struggle in the general election because he’d be unable to outspend Obama at that rate.
Look within, Newt. By that reasoning, if you can’t beat Romney because of his money, then you have even less of a chance going up against Obama.
The Other McCain writes:
Gingrich is neither helping himself nor hurting Romney with these attacks, and Romney is ignoring Newt the nuisance: “In three campaign appearances Friday, Romney did not even mention Newt Gingrich.”
He is also dead on in this analysis:
Every candidate believes he is best qualified to defeat Obama, or else he wouldn’t be running. There are surely Republicans out there who believe that the GOP lost its best chance to beat Obama when Michele Bachmann or Rick Perry dropped out. But public doomsaying by candidates during the primary campaign is best avoided.
Gingrich has surged every time he has focused his attacks either on Obama, or Obama’s cohorts in the liberal media. But it is disconcerting to see that Gingrich is so easily led off message every time he faces adversity.
There’s something to be said for looking Presidential. And right now, Mitt fits the role.
Photo credit – AP via ABC News