Republican Tea Party Presidential Candidates
First lets look at republican presidential debates. There are too many to count with a never ending array of new faces in the number one position. Mitt Romney has been running for the last 9 years and he was the front runner. Donald Trump jumped in for a couple of weeks to promote his tv show and was the front runner.
Herman Caine won the first debate and was the front runner. Michelle Bachmann (as phoney a charcter as can be found on any circus midway) jumped in, won the Iowa straw poll and she was the front runner. Rudy Guliani the “911 Man” and former Mayor of New York is threatning to enter the race. Rudy ran in 2008 and got one delegate. With any luck he could double his prior numbers and maby be front runner for a day.
The republican primary has cut the number of candidates running to somewhere below 25 and there are only a dozen or so yet to enter the race. Oh John Huntsman is running. I know I am forgetting 8 or 10 republicans running in the primary.
There are names I can barely remember like Gary Johnson the lets make pot legal candidate and Ron Paul the “Drugs and Prostitution and back to the Gold Standard” candidate. And now we come to the “Cowboy Flake George W Bush want to be” Rick Perry who is scheduled to debut his act next week on Sept. 7th. Poor President Obama was anxious to get started on his jobs plan but that might detract from the republican debate so John Boehner says no to the jobs plan and yes to the republican debate. The President has to wait a day. It’s the first time any congress has said NO to a Presidents request to address Congress. Mitch McConnell said it straight and up front. Republicans consider it job one to limit Obama to one term and they will block anything and lower the countries credit and bond rating to get it done. The republican tea party will shut the government completely down without a seconds thought to injure Obama and they could not care less who else gets hurt. Republicans will tell any lie and openly call the President a liar to make their dream happen. Too bad the republican tea party won’t work to help unemployed Americans find jobs.
Off in the distance that demented half-wit from Alaska, Sarah Palin is looking for any chance to get some publicity and may drive her bus to the California debate. Eric Cantor wants to delay helping hurricane victims while he and the tea party find some programs to cut to offset the FEMA costs.
God help us, These Dam Fool Republicans are destroying America to defeat Obama and keep him from a second term.
Republicans Decide Debate More Important Than Jobs. “Limiting Obama to one term is more important than anything” Mitch McConnell
President Obama has asked to address a joint session of Congress on September 7th at 8 p.m. (ET) to outline his much-anticipated jobs plan, the exact same time that Republican Presidential candidates are scheduled to participate in a televised debate. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said today that the timing was purely “coincidental.”
“The president committed to speaking next week after the Labor Day holiday and immediately upon Congress’s return, and there are a lot of factors that go into scheduling a speech before Congress, a joint session speech,” Carney explained at today’s White House press briefing. “There is no perfect time.”
“Obviously, one debate of many that’s on one channel of many was not enough reason not to have the speech at the time that we decided to have it,” he added.
What’s the solution? “There are many channels, there are many opportunities for people to watch the president, and obviously an opportunity for people to watch the debate, and I believe that, you know, the network involved here can decide how it wants to deal,” Carney said.
That network would be NBC, which now has to decide whether to air the debate, which is being held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., or the president’s remarks. The debate, co-hosted by Politico, is slated to air live on MSNBC.
Asked if the White House was concerned that their timing would upset Nancy Reagan, Carney said only that “the sponsors of the debate… control the timing of it. They can make a decision based on how they want to handle this.”
As for the president’s choice of venue, Carney said that it is “appropriate” for Obama to address Congress because lawmakers will need to work together to take the steps necessary to create jobs.
“It is my intention to lay out a series of bipartisan proposals that the Congress can take immediately to continue to rebuild the American economy by strengthening small businesses, helping Americans get back to work, and putting more money in the paychecks of the Middle Class and working Americans, while still reducing our deficit and getting our fiscal house in order. It is our responsibility to find bipartisan solutions to help grow our economy, and if we are willing to put country before party, I am confident we can do just that,” the president said in a letter of request to Speaker of the House John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
“Our Nation faces unprecedented economic challenges, and millions of hardworking Americans continue to look for jobs. As I have traveled across our country this summer and spoken with our fellow Americans, I have heard a consistent message: Washington needs to put aside politics and start making decisions based on what is best for our country and not what is best for each of our parties in order to grow the economy and create jobs. We must answer this call,” the president wrote.
According to Carney, Boehner and Reid have not yet accepted the president’s request to address a joint session.
Check This Polling Data
The latest Pew Research Center report includes an enormous amount of polling data, much of pointing in familiar directions — the public is frustrated and deeply unhappy with nearly everyone and everything. But if we look beyond the top-line results, there are some related details that matter quite a bit.
For example, mainstream support for the Republican Party is reaching new depths. In the new poll, just 34% have a favorable opinion of the GOP. This is the lowest level of popularity for either major party since the Pew Research Center began asking the question two decades ago. The approval rating for congressional Republican leaders is down to just 22% — also the lowest ever recorded for either party. (The Democratic Party isn’t winning any popularity contests, but with a 43% favorable rating, Dems have a large edge over Republicans.)
And what about President Obama? The results here are pretty important, and should be of great interest to the White House.
The president’s overall approval rating has ticked down to 43%, but it’s the related details that are arguably more interesting. Obama is perceived as a warm, trustworthy president, who’s well informed, communicates well, and cares about regular people. His support has sharply dropped, however, in the “strong leader” and “able to get things done” categories, and the only subject area in which Obama has a majority support is combating terrorism.
Looking ahead, this gem is arguably the most important result of all:
In general, compromise polls extremely well, but not in this case — a plurality wants Obama to fight Republicans more, and that total is up sharply over the last few months. What’s more, the number of self-identified Republicans who want Obama to stand up more to the GOP has roughly doubled since April.
Think about that: a growing number of Republicans want Obama to stand up more to Republicans.
The question hanging over Obama’s political strategy has always been the endgame. His obsession with seeming reasonable makes sense if he uses it as an asset to spend down at the end. You do everything to show your willingness to compromise, and when the opposition refuses and refuses, finally you assail them for their fanaticism. It’s harrowing to watch, because we don’t know until the last minute whether we’re witnessing a rope-a-dope strategy, or just a boxer being beaten to a pulp.
This raises the stakes in the upcoming speech on the White House’s economic agenda quite a bit, but it also sends a signal to the president about what the public wants to see: be ready to fight the wildly unpopular Republican Party, rather than trying to satisfy their demands.
Here’s the big question. Can Obama find his spine and Fight?
John McCain may be talking tough about Libya these days, but back in 2009 he promised Muatassim Gadhafi—Moammar’s fifth son and his national security adviser—that he’d do what he could to help Libya obtain military supplies, particularly new aircraft, a cable released by WikiLeaks reveals. McCain met with Gadhafi along with such Senate notables as Lindsey Graham, Susan Collins, and Joe Lieberman, but the cable indicates that McCain did most of the talking. John and his traveling buddy Lindsey are involved in many things and Joe Lieberman is never far away. These guys are the Three Stooges of the US Senate.
Liberman likes to pretend he is a Democrat except on issues and at election time. Liberman supported McCain/Palin in the 2008 election. After the election Obama let it slide and let Joe keep his committee’s and assignments.
No Drama, No Discipline, No Spine Obama from the very moment he took office.
McCain stressed that Libya needed to fulfill its promise to give up its weapons of mass destruction, but he also described US-Libyan relations as strong, and thanked Libya for its counterterrorism cooperation. But in a May interview, Lindsey Graham said the meeting led nowhere. “We never did anything,” Lindsey said. “We just like traveling together”. “I didn’t feel comfortable pushing the Pentagon to provide military aircraft to Libya.
None of us did.” “We were planning to go back a second time but John cancelled the trip because we didn’t get any good press for our efforts.” “John McCain loves a war, any war. He wants to appropriate money and give advice. It’s all McCain lives for.”
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