Rand Paul Wins CPAC Poll

Rand Paul won the CPAC straw poll today for 2016 nominee.  A GOP nominee Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could love.

He got 25% of the vote, and Marco Rubio got 23%.

Rick Santorum was third, and Chris Christie (who didn’t get an invitation to speak) was fourth.

There were 23 names on the ballot.

CPAC skews younger — much younger — than the typical Republican voter.

Let’s Hear It for the Moderate Muslims

From “Backlash to the Backlash,” Thomas L. Friedman, NYT:

“One of the iron laws of Middle East politics for the last half-century has been that extremists go all the way and moderates tend to just go away.  That is what made the march in Benghazi, Libya, so unusual last Friday.  This time, the moderates did not just go away.  They got together and stormed the headquarters of the Islamist militia Ansar al-Sharia….

“This coincides with some brutally honest articles in the Arab/Muslim press…that are not the usual ‘What is wrong with America?’ but, rather, ‘What is wrong with us, and how do we fix it?'”  Italics in original.

I wish the moderates of all religions and those of no religion would get together and kick out the extremist nuts from Ahmadinejad to Akin.  Really, there are way more of us than them.  We can take them!

Here in the U. S., you don’t have to risk your life, you just have to take a few minutes to vote.


Little-Girl Mitt

Wow, just wow!  In an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd poor little Mittens said that his campaign would be “helped immensely” if he could get an “agreement” with those big, bad Obama people not to talk about “business or family or taxes or things of that nature.”

Yes, that’s exactly what Obama thinks every morning when he wakes up — how can I help Mitt’s campaign today?  Hell, I’m a generous guy, how can I help it immensely?

Mitt’s the one who said he should be president because of his Bain experience.  So now he doesn’t want to talk about those 25 years, or however many he had before he “retired retroactively” in 2002?

You’re nominating this sniveling, pathetic little coward, GOP?  Wouldn’t you really rather hold him down and cut his hair with a pair of scissors?  Isn’t that the emotional response this wimp evokes in you?

Netanyahu is shaking his head, Putin and Ahmadinejad are laughing their asses off.  As they are in the White House and Chicago too.

A Little Weekend Humor from Gail Collins

From Gail Collins’ “Who Doesn’t Love A List?” in the NYT:

“The primaries have been great for the economy.  Dimwitted billionaires are dumping money they don’t need into the campaigns of people who can’t win, providing much-needed jobs for ad-writers, poll-takers and yard-sign manufacturers.

“Do you remember, at the depth of the recession, when Keynesians kept saying that we could jump-start the recovery by just paying a whole bunch of people to dig holes and fill them back in?  This is exactly the same thing!  Keep going, Republicans!”

Except that digging holes and filling them in is harmless and doesn’t cause trouble as the GOP candidates are doing.  Check out Santorum’s “Welcome to Obamaville” on YouTube.  Whoever made this sick piece of garbage should be sentenced to digging holes and filling them in for all eternity.  It predicts nothing less than the apocalypse if Obama is reelected and flashes alternating shots of him and Ahmadinejad on the screen, cause, you know, they’re so alike, a couple of Muslim guys who hate America.