Number 11: He loves the death penalty so much, he doesn’t care if you are underage, mentally disabled or even innocent. That kind of thinking takes a special kind of evil.
Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Perry: Uniting the Really Far Right and the Really, Really Far Right
Texas Gov. Rick Perry formally launched his presidential campaign in August and quickly shot to the top of national polls, where he continues to dominate.
Maintaining his healthy lead by appealing to the Tea Party, he recently came very close to accusing Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke of treason and has raised new concerns over his previous assertions that Social Security and Medicare were unconstitutional by calling Social Security a Ponzi scheme and a “monstrous lie.”
People For the American Way continued its coverage of the 2012 presidential primaries with a piece by PFAW president Michael Keegan exposing Perry’s cozy ties with the various factions which comprise the Far Right.
“The US takes pride in its separation of church and state, but the current political scene is ‘strangely’ religious. Lately, there would seem to be a whole lot more people who have a direct channel to the Big Guy Upstairs than one could have humanly thought possible. It is oft said that ‘God works in mysterious ways.’
But when Michele Bachmann hears voices telling her to run for president, am I the only who thinks the most likely explanation is a batch of bad clams or one too many nights role playing ‘The Book of Eli’ with her equally demented husband Marcus?”
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~~Wasn’t there an “equally demented husband Marcus” character in a Tennessee Williams play? …. No? ….. Well, there should have been!~~
Katrina & The Waves – whose 1985 song “Walking On Sunshine” was played by Michele Bachmann at a South Carolina campaign rally on Tuesday – have issued a statement on their website:
Katrina & The Waves would like it to be known that they do not endorse the use of ‘Walking On Sunshine’ by Michele Bachmann and have instructed their lawyers accordingly.
The group is the second musical act this week to object to the Minnesota Congresswoman’s usage of their music. Tom Petty sent the Bachmann campaign a cease and desist letter after she used his song “American Girl” at her campaign kick-off in Iowa on Monday. At a rally the following day, she played 29 seconds of “American Girl” before “Walking On Sunshine” kicked in. Looks like she’ll have to find a third song now. Any suggestions?
UPDATE: Rolling Stone has received a statement from Katrina Leskanich, former lead singer of Katrina & The Waves:
As the singer of ‘Walking on Sunshine’ I don’t endorse its use by Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign. I’ve performed ‘Walking on Sunshine’ for so many years in so many different countries that it’s become the one constant in my life and the one thing I can count on to bring happiness to myself and others. The song is used in commercials and movies as a vehicle for a feel good moment or empowerment but if I disagree with the policies, opinions or platforms for its use, I’ve no choice but to try and defend the song and prevent its misuse. Music can be both powerful and moving and sometimes even a little dangerous.
Looking to make a splash in the field of 2012 GOP presidential candidates? You could spend some time listening to the people, then hire a dream team of campaigners. Or, for your first step, you could hire an Iowa birther as your political director.