Save the GOP by Destroying It

Talk about telling the emperor he has no clothes.  Dick Morris told CPAC the GOP must change on immigration, abortion, and balancing the budget!

Only about 50 people bothered to show up for Morris’ speech, but those who did got an earful.

First he said that the GOP must pass immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship.  So he told the House GOP to go to hell.

Then he said they must stop trying to over-turn Roe v. Wade.  He said the party should remain pro-life as a matter of principle and focus on trying to decrease the incidence of abortion, through promoting adoption, birth control, etc.  So he told the base to go to hell.

He went on to attack the plan to balance the budget in ten years.  He said that the GOP should focus on lowering the deficit and emphasize the ratio between the deficit and GDP and give up on the “hypnotic phrase” balanced budget.  So he told Paul Ryan to go to hell.

Morris loves attention.  I think he got himself some today.  Basically he was saying we have to destroy the GOP in order to save it.

CPAC is known as a venue for red meat.  Morris offered a heaping platter of kale.

It Was Fun While It Lasted

I knew it couldn’t last.

I’ve been so excited that Fox News got rid of both Sarah Palin and Dick Morris, but now I read that they are in negotiations with former MA Senator Scott Brown to be a commentator.  He’ll fit right in with the “good looks, no brains” crowd.

I fear there is an Empty Barn Jacket in my viewing future.

Fox News Dumps Whoremonger

Fox News has not renewed its contract with Dick “Toesucker” Morris, who predicted a Romney landslide.  Morris is the former Clinton adviser who had to resign when he was caught with prostitutes at the Hay Adams Hotel across from the White House.

But I’m sure he will continue to solicit $ for his PAC and then  keep a huge chunk of that money by spending the donations on renting his own email list through and having Newsmax funnel the money right back to him.

The man is sleaze personified.

Picture Bachmann In An Orange Jumpsuit

Salon has an interesting story up*, that Michele Bachmann hasn’t paid five Iowa staffers from her failed presidential campaign because they have refused to sign an agreement prohibiting them from discussing with police or the press “unethical, immoral, or criminal activity” they saw.

There is an ongoing criminal investigation pertaining to a home schooling group’s accusations that Bachmann’s campaign stole their email list.  The group has also filed a civil law suit.  As Dick Morris will be the first to tell you (check out the self-dealing between his PAC and Newsmax to make Morris rich from selling his email list, whereby poor fools donate to Morris’ PAC, the PAC then pays Newsmax for Morris’ list and calls it “fundraising,” and Newsmax pays Morris), you can’t just steal someone’s list, you have to pay for it.

I love the image of Bachmann in an orange jumpsuit, picking up trash by the side of the road.

* “Bachmann still hasn’t paid presidential campaign staffers,” Alex Seitz-Wald

Karl Rove and Dick Morris to Spend More Time with Their Families

From “Fox News Puts Karl Rove on the Bench,” Gabriel Sherman, New York Magazine:

“The post-election soul searching going on inside the Republican Party is taking place inside Fox News as well. Fox News chief Roger Ailes, a canny marketer and protector of his network’s brand, has been taking steps since November to reposition Fox in the post-election media environment, freshening story lines — and in some cases, changing the characters. According to multiple Fox sources, Ailes has issued a new directive to his staff: He wants the faces associated with the election off the air — for now. For Karl Rove and Dick Morris — a pair of pundits perhaps most closely aligned with Fox’s anti-Obama campaign — Ailes’s orders mean new rules. Ailes’s deputy, Fox News programming chief Bill Shine, has sent out orders mandating that producers must get permission before booking  Rove or  Morris.”

If only they had to get permission from me….  Mitt’s loss really is the gift that keeps on giving — I can use a break from evil Rove and smarmy Morris.

Let’s Not Disturb the GOP’s Delusion

I got one of those self-serving mass emails today from that sleaze Dick Morris, who had been predicting a Mitt landslide.

He says that O won because of Sandy and because Mitt’s “Orca” get-out-the-vote computer app didn’t work.

I think if the GOP wants to believe they’ll win so long as there is no hurricane and they fix their app, that they don’t need to fix themselves, why not let them labor under that delusion and keep losing?

For a party that preaches personal responsibility, they certainly seem incapable of internalizing that message.

For a party that criticizes Obama’s “gifts” to get votes, they’re certainly fond of their “carried interest” gift that lets Mitt and his friends pay a lower tax rate than I do on far less income.


Sleazy Dick Morris Blames Sandy, Christie

Dick Morris predicted a Romney landslide.  He admits his turnout model was wrong (he thought 2008 was an aberration), but it was Sandy and Christie that “made all the difference.”  Bullpucky, as Rachel would say.

From “Why I Was Wrong,” which I got in a mass email from him:

The key reason for my bum prediction is that I mistakenly believed that the 2008 surge in black, Latino, and young voter turnout would recede in 2012 to “normal” levels.  Didn’t happen.  These high levels of minority and young voter participation are here to stay.

I derided the media polls for their assumption of what did, in fact happen: That blacks, Latinos, and young people would show up in the same numbers as they had in 2008.  I was wrong.  They did.

But the more proximate cause of my error was that I did not take full account of the impact of hurricane Sandy and of Governor Chris Christie’s bipartisan march through New Jersey arm in arm with President Obama. Not to mention Christe’s [sic] fawning promotion of Obama’s presidential leadership.

It made all the difference.

Sandy, in retrospect, stopped Romney’s post-debate momentum. [Not trueNate Silver showed that Mitts momentum ended in midOctober, long before Sandy.]  She was, indeed, the October Surprise.  She also stopped the swelling concern over the murders in Benghazi and let Obama get away with his cover-up in which he pretended that a terrorist attack was, in fact, just a spontaneous demonstration gone awry.

This is not your father’s United States and the Republican tilt toward white middle aged and older voters is ghettoizing the party so that even bad economic times are not enough to sway the election.  [Be afraid, white people, be very afraid.  And yes, he really did apply the word “ghettoizing” to white people.]

Emphasis added.

The Voices in Dick Morris’ Head

Dick (“Whoremonger”) Morris claims that Mitt is “solidly ahead” in Florida, Virginia, Iowa, and Colorado.

He says he thinks Mitt will take Ohio, New Hampshire, and Nevada.

Then he says Mitt “will likely carry” a bunch of blue states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

So Morris is basically predicting a Romney landslide.  Based on what?  The voices in his head, I guess.  You know, the voices that told him Sarah Palin would make a great veep when he met her in Alaska.