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Will Ron Paul Lose It All?

February 19, 2008

L. Ron PaulNo wonder Ron Paul decided to “scale back” his hopeless Presidential campaign.  It would appear he is in danger of not only losing the Republican Presidential nomination, but his own congressional seat.

Despite millions of dollars and devoted online support, Ron Paul’s idiosyncratic campaign for the Republican presidential candidacy never caught fire. Now, polls show Dr. Paul falling behind relatively unknown challenger Chris Peden in his 14th Texas District endangering his congressional seat in the Texas primary.

Uh oh.  In Internet parlance, I LOL’d (laughed out loud).

While pursuing his thus far quixotic quest for the presidency, Congressman Paul has fallen behind by over ten points in the polls (43-32) in the fight for the Republican nomination in the Texas 14th to challenger Chris Peden, according to internal polls from both campaigns.

Ron PaulHe’s spent an incredible sum per delegate, thanks to the fanatical support of the Ron Paul Revolution cult, with little actual impact on the race.  And in the meantime, his hold on his Texas district has been slipping.

With reports for January 2008 not yet out, Congressman Paul has spent (according to OpenSecrets.org) $20,262,084 on his presidential campaign – well over a million dollars per delegate (he has 14 to John McCain’s 903). Paul still has nearly eight million in his presidential war chest, possibly more when the new report comes out on Feb. 20, but cannot use any of it in his contest against Peden unless the OBGYN-politician drops out of the presidential race.

Perhaps some are actually paying attention to the writing on the wall and seeing through the misguided fantasy campaign.

Paul’s supporters themselves seem to be worried. They have switched fund-raising efforts on their website The Daily Paul in recent days from the presidency to his congressional race.

Maybe after 2008, we’ll have heard the last from this kook.  We can only hope.

— Psycheout

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Is Ron Paul Finally Giving Up?

February 9, 2008

Ron Paul Straight JacketPerhaps Ron Paul is finally facing reality.  He has no chance whatsoever at the Republican nomination let alone the Presidency.  It would appear that the good doctor has decided to pursue a more realistic goal: saving his congressional seat.  Good plan, Ron!

Just as the liberal Ohio congressman [Dennis Kookspinach] realized last month that his long-shot presidential campaign was imperiling his prospects for keeping his House seat, Paul appears to be choosing the comfort of incumbency over a continued effort to win a nomination that he has virtually no shot at capturing.

In Ron Paul’s own words:

“I also have another priority. I have constituents in my home district that I must serve. I cannot and will not let them down. And I have another battle I must face here as well. If I were to lose the primary for my congressional seat, all our opponents would react with glee, and pretend it was a rejection of our ideas. I cannot and will not let that happen.”

And you Paultards can forget about a third party run (and a huge defeat).  That’s just a pipe dream.  In the pied piper’s own words:

“Of course, I am committed to fighting for our ideas within the Republican Party, so there will be no third-party run,” Paul said.  “I do not denigrate third parties — just the opposite, and I have long worked to remove the ballot-access restrictions on them. But I am a Republican, and I will remain a Republican.”

Bye bye, Ron Paul.  It’s been fun.  Thanks for keeping the race interesting, but you never really had a chance.  America does not want to cut and run.  Republicans do not want to cut and run.  Maybe you should have run for the Democrat party nomination.  You’d have had a better chance in the kook party.

— Psycheout

Oh, the Stupidity!

February 7, 2008

Mitt RomneyI have read a lot of stupid arguments in my time, but this takes the cake, ice cream and party hats.  This has got to be a spoof:

Romney lost here for two reasons that are not mutually exclusive: class warfare and envy. People don’t like him because he is richer, smarter, better-looking and more successful than they are, and so much so, that it is impossible for him to camouflage the difference. Oh, they will make claims such as religion or flip flops, but it’s all hogwash. This is, of course, contrary to what conservatism ought to be, but it is in line with humanity as it is.

Now, that’s hogwash!  Romney couldn’t seal the deal even with conservative talk radio, pundits and The National Review behind him.  Why?  Because he was transparently phony and unlikeable.  People couldn’t believe a word he said because he’s taken both sides of so many issues.

I respect his wealth, I don’t envy it.  Conservatives believe in the free market and making money.  It was his insincerity and chameleonic shapeshifting that I, and many like me, was unable to respect.  There just wasn’t strong enough kool aid to make me abandon my conservative principles.

No sale.

In case you missed it, Mitt Romney has tuned in, turned on and dropped out.  Good riddance.

— Psycheout

Bob Dole To Rush Limbaugh: Get Real

February 4, 2008

Bob DoleFor whatever reason, Rush Limbaugh has spent much of his time attacking Mike Huckabee and John McCain. It seems he is a closeted Rombot. And that is just sad. Distinguished Senator and war hero Bob Dole recently wrote a letter to Rush trying to set him straight on McCain.

Did Limbaugh serve in the Senate and observe McCain’s voting record? Um, no. Bob Dole did.

I was the Republican Leader from January 1985 until I left the Senate voluntarily in June 1996. I worked closely with Senator McCain when he came to the Senate in 1987 until I departed. I cannot recall a single instance when he did not support the Party on critical votes.

How about a laundry list proving that John McCain is not a dirty liberal? OK.

  1. Consistent pro-life record
  2. Strong advocate for strict constructionist judges
  3. Supported voluntary school prayer
  4. Supported Constitutional Amendment for a Balanced Budget
  5. Strong advocate for reducing spending and opposing pork barrel “ear marks” which has, I might add, angered some of his colleagues
  6. Consistent on defending Second Amendment rights
  7. Opposed “Hillary Care” which would have been devastating
  8. Probably the Senate’s strongest advocate for strong national defense

What more do you need, El Rushbo? A cabinet position?

Mitt RomneyIf your favorite chameleonic robot (since you don’t attack him, it’s pretty obvious), Mitt Romney, is guaranteed to lose. And you know what that means.

Whoever wins the Republican nomination will need your enthusiastic support. Two terms for the Clintons are enough.

Is Rush perhaps eagerly anticipating the heady days of the Clinton Administration when he got to be on the attack against the libs day after day? Perhaps. Because Mitt Romney cannot win. Mark my words.

Bob Dole - War HeroAnd unlike Mittens, both McCain and Dole have served our country, honorably. Something you never got around to doing. You even claimed that by working for your campaign your sons were serving their country. Doesn’t McCain have sons in the military, actually serving our great nation in the war against militant Islam, unlike you?

McCain is a friend and I proudly wore his P.O.W. bracelet bearing his name while he was still a guest at the “Hanoi Hilton.” I believe our major candidates are mainstream conservatives and that our nominee will address our concerns by keeping taxes low, reducing corporate taxes, protecting and assisting the vulnerable, strengthening our traditional values, and above all, keeping America strong militarily, whatever the cost.

What more do you need? While Mike Huckabee would be a much stronger social conservative, it looks like it may be a choice between McCain and Mittens. If that’s the choice, it ain’t Mittens. Springtime is almost here.

Lighten up, Rush. Stop burning those bridges, unless you’re secretly rooting for Hitlery. And if you are, we’re done. Buh bye. And take Trannie Annie with you.

More at The Politico and Race 4 2008.

— Psycheout

The Free Republic Endorsement

January 31, 2008

Jim RobinsonJim Robinson, founder of the most significant conservative news site on the Internet, Free Republic, has decided to make an endorsement announcement now that there are only three candidates (plus loony Ron Paul) in the race.  He provides seven reasons to support…drumroll please

Mike Huckabee!

First, as to the other two available choices:

McCain is insane and there are many good reasons not to choose him, but I’ll list just five: McCain-Feingold, McCain-Kennedy, McCain-Lieberman, the Keating 5, and the Gang of 14. No thanks. McCain is out!

Romney ran on a pro-abortion platform, is pro gay rights, is prone to BIG government solutions, promises anything to anyone for a vote, and flip-flops on important issues. Can’t trust him.

Pretty darn solid reasoning there, Jim.  We apparently think alike regarding those two clowns.  Now, what’s the influential head Freeper have to say about Mike Huckabee?

Now Governor Huckabee. Could this be the good vs evil? He’s a Baptist minister. A genuine 100% pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, Southron Christian social conservative!

And his first five of seven reasons for supporting former Governor Mike Huckabee are:

And that would be my reason no. 1 to support Huckabee. He has the trust and backing of the Christian evangelicals and the support of the Bible Belt. You cannot win the presidency without the South, and I believe the pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, pro-America Mike Huckabee is the most likely of the three GOP hopefuls to carry the South. And that’s a pretty darn good reason!

My number two reason is that he is NOT McCain (and that’s a pretty darn good reason too).

Number three (and this will be a tough one for a lot of my FReeper Friends) is that he is NOT Romney.

Numbers four and five are he’s NOT Hillary and NOT Obama. Oohrah!

You’ll have to read the whole thing for his final two reasons and his scathing assessment of RINO Rudy Giuliani.  It’s worth it!

Thank you Jim, for refusing to fall for that empty suit, Mittens Romney.  But, heck.  That’s a no brainer, isn’t it?

— Psycheout

Ralph Nader To the Rescue?

January 30, 2008

Ralph NaderWith the departure of Kookspinach and Silky Pony, there is a void in the ultra far left kook wing of the Democrat party. Ralph Nader sees his chance to once again play the “progressive” spoiler. Republicans should open up their wallets again and support him. He’s just what we need to assure a Huckabee or McCain victory. With wackjob Nader in the race, perhaps even the stomach turning empty suit Mittens Romney might have a chance if he somehow buys the GOP nomination. But admittedly that would be the worst case scenario.

Ralph Nader has formed a presidential exploratory committee, and said in an interview Wednesday that he will launch another presidential bid if he’s convinced he can raise enough money to appear on the vast majority of state ballots this fall.

With both Ralph Nader and Ron Paul siphoning the anti-war and uber-kook vote from the leftist candidate, even our weakest candidate could win.

Nader, who ran as an independent candidate in each of the past three presidential elections, told ABCNews.com that he will run in 2008 if he is convinced over the next month that he would be able to raise $10 million over the course of the campaign — and attract enough lawyers willing to work free of charge to get his name on state ballots.

There’s a website already set up. Perhaps if enough Republicans pledge to donate funds or legal assistance, the old goat will be convinced to run again, ensuring a Republican in the White House in 2008. It just might be worth it.

Nader said he filed papers with the Federal Election Commission and launched a Web site after Dennis Kucinich, a liberal Ohio congressman, announced his decision to withdraw from the presidential race last week.

He was set to announce that he had formed an exploratory committee Wednesday, even before former Sen. John Edwards made it known that he’d be ending his candidacy.

Listen to this kook! Size up his enormous ego! This is awesome:

“When Kucinich threw in the towel, now you have Edwards gone — who’s going to carry the torch of democratic populism against the relentless domination of powerful corporations of our government?”

Why, Ralph Nader, super kook of course! He hasn’t let us down the last two election cycles. Why not help us out for a third?

This might be the best news of the campaign season. Run, Ralph, Run!

See also: Hot Air.

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— Psycheout

Giuliani Set To Endorse McCain

January 29, 2008

John McCain and Rudy GiulianiUnconfirmed conversations are going on between the John McCain and Rudy Giuliani campaigns. It’s very likely that Giuliani will drop out of the race after a very pathetic and disappointing third or fourth place finish. Florida was Rudy’s firewall, after all. He has experienced a very predictable firebreak. The more people learn about the guy, the less they like him.

But here’s the developing news as reported by Time:

SOURCES: Giuliani expected to endorse McCain, as early as Wednesday – in Los Angeles or Simi Valley.

Now that the Sunshine has set, two old friends come to an understanding.

McCain topper Rick Davis has quietly moved an agreement to near final.

Developing……

The big questions are: will Rudy campaign for McCain as well as endorsing him? And will that hurt or help him?

Update: Related: Silky Pony saddles up and rides off into the sunset.

— Psycheout

Kookspinach Calls It Quits

January 24, 2008

Mad Tin Foil HatterDennis Kookspinach has raised his thumb hoping a UFO will pick him up. Happy trails, kook. Don’t forget your towel.

Cleveland Congressman Dennis Kucinich is dropping out of the Democratic race for president.

Thank G-d.

Kucinich will make the announcement Friday at a news conference in Cleveland. In an exclusive interview with Plain Dealer editors and reporters, Kucinich said he will explain his “transition” tomorrow.

Transistion from irrelevance to irrelevance, shorty.

“I want to continue to serve in Congress,” he said.

Smart Americans hope you lose, along with fruitbat Ron Paul. How’s that for bipartisanship?

Kucinich said he will not endorse another Democrat in the primary.

That 0.05% will surely be missed. Get lost, kook.

— Psycheout

Who Let the Dogs Out?

January 21, 2008

Who Let the Dogs Out?Mitt!  Mitt!  Yes, Mitt Romney tried desperately to demonstrate his hip gangsta side at a Martin Luther King, Jr. parade to the embarrassment of sensible people everywhere.

As he posed for a picture with a group of young people, the typically old-fashioned Romney was relaxed enough to quote from a popular hit single from a few years back.

“Who let the dogs out?” he called out, as he stood there beaming in his shirt and tie. “Who! Who!”

But it gets worse.

He took pictures with many in the crowd and greeted one baby wearing a necklace saying, “Hey buddy! How’s it going? What’s happening? You got some bling bling here!”

Groan.  If that doesn’t make you cringe, nothing will.

— Psycheout

The Death of Authenticity

January 16, 2008

Mitt RomneyYes, friends. Michigan has failed America. With a little help from Daily Kos DemocRATs, the mitten state has chosen a pander bear rather than a leader. Michigan has been a failure for decades, and now it has proven the inability of its own people to make informed choices. I weep for our nation.

Mitt Romney’s victory in Michigan was a defeat for authenticity in politics.

The former Massachusetts governor pandered to voters, distorted his opponents’ record and continued to show why he’s the most malleable – and least credible – major presidential candidate.

And it worked.

Poor deluded fools. Perhaps there should be an intelligence test prior to voter registration. If you’re too stupid to think, you probably shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

Here’s Mr. Say Anything in his most blatant pander:

“I’ve heard people say that the auto jobs are gone and they’re never coming back,” Romney told his audiences. “Well, baloney, I’m going to fight for every single good job.”

Of course, he’d fight for every job. So would McCain, or any future president. But how?

How about showering tax dollars on his home state at our expense? Sure, why not. This is Mittens employing classic double-speak:

“I’m not open to a bailout, but I am open to a workout,” Romney said of the auto industry, even as he vowed to spend $20 billion over five years for research on energy, fuels, automotive technology and material sciences. How many Michigan voters mistook that that for a multibillion-dollar bailout pledge?

A workout, not a bailout? What in the world does that even mean? Words have meanings, but it doesn’t matter to this unprincipled used car salesman. Mitt Romney’s nose grew and his pants are on fire, but nobody seemed to notice. The idiot voters fell for it. Pathetic.

Let’s hope voters in other states aren’t quite so stupid to choose I, Robot. Mitt Romney is the Zelig of politics. Why can’t some people see through this chameleon?

— Psycheout