Electoral College Cat is frustrated with your lack of understanding…Today in history: George W. Bush becomes president (s)elect after the Supreme Court stops the Florida recount. More Americans voted for Democratic challenger Al Gore, but the high court’s ruling gave Bush the edge in the electoral college that elects the president.
The nutty pastor of a fringe religious group who sparked deadly riots in Afghanistan this year by burning the Koran announced Wednesday that he’s running for president.
Terry Jones’ campaign, Stand Up for America Now, issued a press release laying out his platform, which includes deporting “all illegals,” bringing home all of the country’s military personnel until America gets its economic house in order and reducing corporate taxes and bureaucracy.
“Please financially support us as we continue our stand against radical Islam,” the press release states.
The hate-spewing Florida preacher became infamous when he planned to burn a Koran near Ground Zero on last year’s 9/11 anniversary. He later cancelled the event, after many, including President Obama, urged him to call off the “stunt.”
Jones, however, went back on his word and oversaw a Koran burning in front of a crowd of approximately 50 people on March 20 in Gainesville, Fla.
It sparked violent protests in Afghanistan, where an angry mob overran a U.N. mission in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, killing at least 30 people, including seven U.N. workers and injuring at least 150 people.
Jones insisted he wasn’t to blame.
Although he insists he’s running for a seat in the Oval Office, Jones has not filed official paperwork with the Federal Election Commission.
Obama on The Occupy Wallstreet Movement
Mitt Romney’s response to a question about the movement: “It’s dangerous, this is class warfare”
Every single one of the GOP candidates probably owns this movie.
And can quote it word for word.
Isn’t that a requirement to get into the debates?
via Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com
The 2012 presidential election is 15 months away. The first primary vote will not be cast until almost six months from now. Despite that, the political media are obsessed — to the exclusion of most other issues — with the cast of characters vying for the presidency and, most of all, with the soap opera dynamic among them. It is not a new observation that the American media covers presidential elections exactly like a reality TV show pageant: deeply Serious political commentators spent the last week mulling whether Tim P. would be voted off the island, bathing in the excitement of Rick P. joining the cast, and dramatically contemplating what would happen if Sarah P. enters the house. But there are some serious implications from this prolonged fixation that are worth noting.
She doesn’t know the difference between John Wayne and John Wayne Gacy and she wished Elvis birthday wishes on the anniversary of his death. She is nothing more to me than Ol’ Crazy Eyes Bachman.
A top Bank of America executive was caught on camera yesterday whispering to Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX), “Bank of America. We’ll help you out,” as the GOP presidential candidate attended New Hampshire’s Politics and Eggs breakfast. The executive has been identified by the financial website Zero Hedge as James Mahoney, Director of Public Policy for the bank. Mahoney is on the board of directors for the New England Council, the sponsors of the Politics and Eggs breakfast.
Over the years Gov. Perry has benefited greatly from Bank of America’s financial support, and it appears that largesse will continue as he seeks the presidency on a platform of — coincidentally enough — bank deregulation. His gubernatorial campaigns have received $125,900 from Bank of America’s PAC and executives since 2003. During the 2010 cycle alone, Perry’s campaign received $30,160 from the bank’s PAC and executives. According to Texans for Public Justice, Bank of America has also given generously Republican Governors Association, which Perry led until recently and just happens to be his largest donor, contributing $4 million between 2001 and 2010.
Oh, I’m sure they’ll help him out just fine. Let’s not forget, some of Obama’s biggest donors also were from the financial sector/Wall St.
…compared to 196 days for President GW Bush at this point in his first term, not counting Camp David.”
~ Chris Matthews
[It’s outrageous that Republicans are openly admitting that they have no intention of governing in a way that helps the country, and that they will trash America and do whatever it takes to win back the White House, even if they break the country’s backbone in order to accomplish it….they don’t even bother to hide their motives! Fuckers.]
BREAKING: Texas Governor Rick Perry is running for president, a spokesperson has told the Associated Press. [AP]
A brief reminder for all the voters out there: back when Dubya and Perry were governor and lieutenant governor here in Texas, Dubya was widely known as “the smart one”.
Chew on that one for a while.