Watch Your Back, Reince

A little humor to distract us from the ISIS advance.

Former RNC chair Michael Steele and current chair Reince Preibus hate each other’s guts and constantly take pot shots at each other.  Preibus was Steele’s #2 at the RNC before he helped oust his boss and take his job in 2011, so you can see where Steele is coming from.  Last year, Steele classily referred to Preibus as “numb nuts.”

So now Steele is running around claiming “there’s a lot of interest” in almost former Majority Leader Eric Cantor, becoming RNC chair.

Yes, there’s definitely “a lot of interest” from Steele.

Top Republican Plays (?) Dumb

In an interview with CNN, RNC Communications Director Sean Spicer says he doesn’t understand why on earth Cliven Bundy has been tied to the GOP.  He finds this linkage just “ridiculous.”  Really, where could it possibly be coming from?

Is it possible Spicer doesn’t watch his house propaganda organ Fox News?  Or doesn’t keep an eye — and ear — on Rand Paul and Ted Cruz and Rick Perry and Dean Heller, to name just a few.  That he doesn’t follow conservative publications and web sites and talk radio?

If the RNC Goes Any Lower…

They’ll wake up in China!

And shame on me for being shocked, but really I am.

The RNC has a new ad criticizing President Obama for “a string of defeats” in Congress.  As they catalogue those defeats, they show the President with one of the Newtown mothers, Nicole Hockley.

So the Republican Party is blaming President Obama for the failure to pass gun reform!

And Here Comes the Money

Following up on his endorsement of Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin,  SC Senator Jim DeMint is now putting his (or his Tea Party group’s) money where his mouth is.  DeMint’s Senate Conservative Fund just promised Akin $300,000.

Keep your eye on the money as the GOP now turns its back on its turning its back on Akin.  If DeMint’s in, Preibus and Rove won’t be far behind.

After six weeks of suffering the GOP’s “punishment,” Akin will bask in six weeks of their passion to gain control of the Senate.

The extremists in the Middle East chant, “Death to America!”  To me, giving power to idiots like Akin represents a death to the America I love.  We are dying from within.

Quote of the Day

Reince Preibus, chairman of the RNC, on the failure of the GOP platform to allow abortions under any circumstances:

“This is the platform of the Republican Party.  It’s not the platform of Mitt Romney.”

Huh?  WTF?  That F is non-forcible, by the way.


Will Palin Speak at GOP Convention?

The RNC has released a list of some convention speakers.  John McCain is on that list, but Sarah Palin is not.

Condi Rice is there, which means, for those still holding out hope, she absolutely, positively won’t be the vice presidential nominee.

Others scheduled to speak are South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Those who aren’t on the list because their absence is intended to keep the veep speculation going include Bobby Jindal, Marco Rubio, Tim Pawlenty, Rob Portman, and Paul Ryan.  I expect the ones who don’t get the nod to have a consolation prize speaking slot.

Also not on the speakers’ list so far — Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul, Herman Cain, Donald Trump, and Rudy Giuliani.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is believed to be giving the keynote address, although that hasn’t been officially announced.

Dirty Harry?

It got nasty on the Sunday talks shows today.

Reince Preibus, the RNC chair, called Harry Reid a “dirty liar” for his claim that a reliable Bain source told him that Mitt didn’t pay income taxes for ten years.

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey “Butters” Graham said of Reid, “I think he is lying.”  Graham knows a lot about lying.  Just Google “Lindsey Graham, gay.”

The GOP knows Mitt is just a disaster for them.  Some of the outrage directed at Reid is just their own frustration for being stuck with Mitt the Millstone.


Obama and Mitt Prove Hemingway Was Right

When F. Scott Fitzgerald told Ernest Hemingway, “The rich are different from you and me,” Hemingway is said to have replied, “Yes, they have more money.”

June’s fundraising numbers show the party of the rich does indeed have more money.  While Mitt and the RNC raised $106 million, President Obama and the DNC raised only $71 million.

The GOP’s Hypocritical War on “War”

Ok, so here comes some spokesman for the RNC, some Sean Spicer, absolutely outraged about Democrats accusing Republicans of a “war on women.”  He says it’s an insult to our veterans:

“I find it offensive….  It’s not only bad, but it’s downright pathetic they would use a term like ‘war’ when there are millions of Americans who actually have engaged in a real war.  To use a term like that borders on unpatriotic.”

Um, Sean, maybe you haven’t noticed, but the Republican presidential candidates have been accusing President Obama and the Dems of waging a “war on religion.”  Are your candidates unpatriotic?

And every year, we have to hear the folks at Fox News whine about the “war on Christmas.”  Are all those GOP cheerleaders at your propaganda arm unpatriotic?

And does anybody recall the RNC calling Nancy Reagan unpatriotic for her “war on drugs?”  Anybody?