I smell it - do you?
In the old days, she wore a brand
New Jersey. But times have changed, and today she may have swapped
that pristine woollen garment for a straitjacket. With the mid-term
elections for Congress due in November,
many voters in the primary for Republican senatorial candidate have
plumped for somebody even they,
Tea Party chimps though they are, know cannot conceivably win.
Nurturer-in-chief of this suicidal instinct, inevitably, is Sarah
Palin, the Jimmy Jones of the Grand Old Party.
Buoyed by a spectacularly destructive Vanity Fair portrait quoting her
weeping over her own inadequacy to
cope with the demands of governing Alaska, Palin flirts ever more
openly with running for the far less
challenging position of president. Those who snort derisively at her
chances of winning the GOP nomination
in any field containing better informed and more articulate rivals than
might be found in a Petri dish may find
in Delaware a compelling vignette.
That primary was held yesterday, and the result is unknown at the time
of writing. Yet even if the Republican
establishment candidate, a moderate Congressman called Mike Castle,
defeated his Palin-endorsed, Tea Party
Express opponent Christine O'Donnell, the fact that the outcome was in
doubt to the last alone tells its tale.
In opinion polls matching them against Democratic candidate Chris
Coons, Mr Castle wins by a mile and
Ms O'Donnell loses by further still. No wonder the Democrats have been
"salivating" at the notion of facing
the latter, and the Republican establishment quaking at the prospect of
her victory obliterating the party in a
state not given to the fear-stoking nastery that makes the Tea Party a
tribute act to the late Joe McCarthy.
Foe years we've been saying, "The GOP has moved
so far right, they wouldn't let Reagan in."
Now that's changed to, "The GOP has moved
so far right, they wouldn't let Der Monkey in."
You'd think there are enough sane
Republicans to make this go away...but...
Today I read that ALMOST HALF of the voters want the super-rich to have more money.
Seriously, the people who claim they want less spending
want Obama to borrow more trillions
so the super-rich can get their $100,000 tax cuts that the poor and
middle class have to pay for.
Oh, and they want smaller government and less debt - and
tax cuts for the super-rich.
Yes, that's how bad Democratic salesmanship is. They
can't even convince people
to accept more money for themselves - they'd rather the super-rich have
The worst part?
The super-rich aren't hiring - they'll just put that
extra $100,000 in savings,
with the other millions that are sitting there idle while the middle
class goes on food stamps.
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