My neighbor wants Palin for president. He says she's "HAWGHT". Honesty, as a Tina Fey fan I'm rooting for Palin as well.
'...Republicans' thinking about their 2012 presidential prospects, that is
another reason for pessimism. This is because it indicates they do not
understand that sensible Americans, who pay scant attention to presidential
politics at this point in the electoral cycle, must nevertheless be detecting
vibrations of weirdness emanating from people associated with the party.' -
Article Couldn't have said it better, myself.
Always returning to the same premise.......A decent, hard working,
intelligent, well read, honest person cannot run for President of the United
States.There is little, if any possibility of that person getting funding
needed to accomplish this.
@Mike Richards 10:33 a.m. March 6, 2011I would quibble with you
about your first paragraph.But I am with you all the way on the
rest.Reminds me of a song. "Clowns to the left of me, Jokers
to the right".Your comment regarding our needing a true
Statesman is correct. They are, unfortunately, in very short supply as they are
folks who put the interests of the country above their own and that of their
party.I truly pray we find such people.
Mike Richards | 4:27 p.m. March 6, 2011 South Jordan, Utah ================ You go Mike....This letter by George Will
was a curtain call for you and your types.
This is a well grounded editorial by George Will. Direct quotes from masters at
personal ad-hominem attacks, Mike and Newt.Looking at the historical
record, whenever either party moves to the extreme fringes of their ranks, we
know that a sea change is about to occur. Americans may associate with a party,
but we generally like solutions and real results ahead of conspiracy theories
and utopian dreams. We are inherently practical and pragmatic.Those
on the far right are mistaken if they think the country is moving to where they
are. We are simply reacting to a weak economy, and a failure of a lurch to the
left to solve the problems of rising deficits, a lackluster jobless recovery,
and exponentially increasing health care costs.However, I agree with
some comments from the left that the far right is sowing the seeds of the next
Republican implosion. The people do not want wild ideological swings
from right to left and back again. They want fact based and well grounded
solutions to the problems that vex all Americans. We are strongest when we are
united in a noble cause. United we stand, divided we fall.
Tanguero | 2:54 p.m. March 6, 2011 Obviously, you believe that the
Constitution is just a figment of the imagination. Mr. Obama had no
authority to sign into law legislation that violated the Constitution. As a
'purported' Constitutional Scholar, he should have known that, but he didn't;
or, worse, he thought that he was above the Constitution and that he could do
anything that he wanted, because he occupied the chair in the Oval Office.Federal Judges have a way of smacking down arrogant Presidents. Mr.
Obama has been 'smacked' appropriately. He will have his day in court, but
unless the Supreme Court abandons its responsibility, he will have no chance of
prevailing. Law is law. Mr. Obama thinks that HE can dictate law. That is not
part of the Constitution. He EXECUTES the will of Congress; he does not
legislate, nor does he have any authority to rule on law.You put
party above the law. As a citizen, that is your right; but, that is what's wrong
with America. Law is law. Neither YOU nor Mr. Obama has the right to change the
law to fit the circumstances of your own opinion.
re: Gus Talwynd | 2:40 p.m. March 6, 2011 "rational thinking is
not a prerequisite for being a Republican today."That is
arguably the most accurate & funniest thing ever posted on the DN
website.Que one of Professor Beck's C students to try & dispute
this in 5, 4, 3,...
Re: Mike Richards | 10:33 a.m. March 6, 2011 South Jordan, Utah Your description of Barack Obama as an example of an bad choice adequately
fits with your profile. Obviously, any Democrat, to you, is a bad choice.
However, you, as a conservative Republican, would always be opposed to anyone
with ideas more liberal than your own.As with many conservative
Republicans (like with many liberal Democrats), you cannot distinguish the
differnces within each group. These Right-Wing radicals, exemplified by
Michelle Bachmann, Glenn Beck, and Sarah Palin (now joined by Mike Huckabee)
think that anyone politically to the Left of themselves are one-and-the-same
Leftists, the evil that infects America. So be it. Your opinion is noted and
discarded with equal brevity.I'm looking forware to your next post
where you get into your religious mode and play the role of prophet, seer, and
revelator. It's always good to see you display your moral fibre and inveigh
against the liberals and progressives. For now, Barack Obama is
irrelevant to what is happening in the Republican Party. We'll have to see how
Romney becomes Birther and confronts Huckabee in this challenge.
As everyone by now should realize, rational thinking is not a prerequisite for
being a Republican today. The crazies have moved in with their psychosis and
paranoia and put fear into the minds of anyone who might consider becoming the
Republican candidate for president in 2012. Huckabee sees the writing on the
wall and is more than willing to drink of the cup of bigotry and plunge in with
both feet.Of course, Huckabee will not be as much fun as Sarah Palin
or Michelle Bachmann in appeal to the Birthers and similar wingnuts forming the
Republican core, but he's getting there. And with Glenn Beck leading the charge
with his particularly brand of fearmongering and demonization of anyone with
whom he disagrees, there is considerable room for Huckabee and the others to
move right-ward and appeal more favorably to the reactionary extremists. It's
become a question: Who is nuttier?This next election will be fun to
watch as the rattlesnakes begin to devour their young. As Will has noted, there
is no need for facts in supporting "their" arguments. Soon, many
Republicans will wonder how things got to this situation. It is really crazy!
Mike Richards | 10:33 a.m. March 6, 2011 "When a true statesman
enters the arena, we'll recognize him and know that America still has a chance.
Until then we'll be entertained by Mr. Obama from the Left and the various
clowns who prance and dance and tell jokes from the Right."========= Pretty tall order from a straight GOP Party-line
voter.My guess is you're a Mitt Romney supporter.[Mr.
Universal Healthcare for everyone - including abortions, but hey - he's a Mormon
and a Repubican so he has my vote.]How do you live with yourself
Excellent article by Mr. Will. I especially like the last paragraph.
To Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin and all the other "patriots" out there
who don't think we know the difference between the truth and hogwash: The
majority of the electorate of America is not as stupid as you think we are.
When you base your reasoning on blaring lies, we remember. Heaven help us, if
we fall for this blathering. Fox "News" hopefully will not be our only
news source before the next presidential election, and you will have to derive a
source of income from somewhere other than your silly books and Fox commentary.
There is a difference between fact and opinion, and when you base your opinion
on such blatant, ignorant nonsense, the press still, thank goodness, brings it
Let the GOP do their thing. Give the paranoia-preaching pundits like Limbaugh
and Beck get filthy-rich on their book sales and broadcasting contracts. Put the
spotlight on Beck as he trashes everyone and everything all the while waving the
flag until its a blur. Give them all the publicity they want in the name of
"We are the only true Americans!" Then put up Palin and Gingrich or
Huckabee or Beck for that matter as front-runners to lead the country. Start
right now. What do you think the average American is really thinking about these
types and what and how they are accomplishing?
"only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior"Would that be much different than say the near diefied founding fathers
anti-colonial behavior? The USA was founded on anti- british-
colonialism. So Obama is just more patriotic than Huckabee. Good for him.
Apparently, this batch of presidential contenders is still tone deaf to the
needs. None has yet put forth a plan -- I mean a really serious and
well-thought-out PLAN -- for short-term and long-term deficit reduction,
spending limitations and systemic reform on Medicare, Medicaid and Defense (and
now you can add Obamacare to the mix on entitlements). Polling
indicates Americans love their entitlement culture. Someone needs to remind
them it's over.When I begin to hear a serious conversation about
THOSE issues, then I'll make a judgment about who should be the next POTUS.
Until then, I haven't seen any signs of leadership from anyone. Don't give me cleverly crafted one-liners, fellas. Wake up and get serious
about the topic -- JOB ONE in America -- cutting spending. Obama's
budget was a laugher. His own blue-ribbon bi-partisan commission on debt
reduction and deficit elimination made workable recommendations he completely
ignored. America deserves better than what anyone has shown us so far. We will no longer tolerate politicians who merely kick the can down the
road without realizing we are at the crossroad. Only serious candidates need
apply.Watch for emerging leadership.
The Left's answer was to give us Mr. Obama. Nothing more needs to be said about
their ability to choose wisely. He has shown us what happens when someone
without experience, someone without credentials, someone without a love for
America and American dreams, sits in the Oval Office.Mr. Huckabee
has shown that he is not qualified to sit in that chair.Most of
those running are not qualified to sit in that chair. Their desire is to obtain
power instead of desiring to fully execute the laws of this nation in the
defense of the freedoms of our citizens.When a true statesman enters
the arena, we'll recognize him and know that America still has a chance. Until
then we'll be entertained by Mr. Obama from the Left and the various clowns who
prance and dance and tell jokes from the Right.
And this coming from George Will, no less.Note the contrast to the letter
editor from Gary Russon in this same section - " We as a nation deserve
better. We deserve an honest, frugal, courageous, constitutionally inspired
leader at the helm. It's not about party, it's about character. But it is up to
us."So, Gary - Did you have anyone in mind?
Like it or not, here's my view, the truth, comeing from a real TRUE Republican,
not some RINO. It seems as if George F. Will can also read mind's, when he said
that GOP hopefuls need to stop spewing nonsense. Bill O'Reilly delivered a
lecture at his alma mater, Chaminade High School, predicted that the 2012
presidential race will be close but Republicans will take control of the Senate.
At Chaminade a Catholic preparatory school for young men in Mineola, Long
Island the Fox News Channel host said the White House race will come down to a
choice on the GOP side between a "hard liner" like Sarah Palin or a
moderate who "has to stand for something," the Mineola Patch reported.
"It will be interesting who breaks out." The main topic of O'Reilly's
address was secularism versus Judeo-Christian tradition in the media. If
pessimism is not creeping on little cat's feet into Republicans' thinking about
their 2012 presidential prospects, that is another reason for pessimism. This is
because it indicates they do not understand the sensible Americans, the poor and
the middleclass plus the elderly, disabled and Veteran's.
The nonsense that I with they'd stop spewing is that you can balance the budget
without a tax increase while not imposing significant cuts to Social Security,
Medicare, and Defense. Anyone who says this can be done either can't do math, or
is lying through his teeth.
It's like watching a train wreck.You know it's gonna be bad, but you can't
help but look.The loonacy started more 30 years ago,and
reached full 3-ring circus status when they had golden leaders like Sec. Colin
Powell and Sec. Condie Rice to chooose from, but the GOP didn't think they were
full blown reich wing wack-o enough, so they threw Sarah Palin in for the #1
contest.And Huckabee & Gingrich are leading contenders,
Huckabee and his ilk will assure Obama an easy re-election bid.
Why is that George Will can write so much nonsense one week and then be spot on
the next. This is a good one and so true."sensible
Americans...pay scant attention to presidential politics at this point in the
electoral cycle, (and) must nevertheless be detecting vibrations of weirdness
emanating from people associated with the party (the Republican party)."So true.
These people (Huckabee, Palin, etc.) are utterly shameless in how they promote
themselves to sell books. They are nothing but provocateurs who say anything
outrageous to intentionally draw attention to themselves to make money. I'm
giving them the benefit of the doubt they don't actually believe what they are
saying. Maybe I shouldn't.
Will the Deseret News also publish articles pointing out the nonsense spewed by
I, for one, am enjoying the spewing nonsense that solidifies the implosion of
the Grand Old Party.