In an appearance on Hannity, conservative pundit Ann Coulter raised a few eyebrows with comments she made regarding co-front-runner Mitt Romney and the rest of the GOP field. “The two most conservative candidates… still standing are Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney. And Michele Bachmann… I think sh’es terrific by the way – but she is just a Congresswoman and she’s never been a governor. I think she’s also hurt a little bit by the resemblance to Sarah Palin. In the same way, I think Perry is hurt by his resemblance to Bush.”
In an interview Megyn Kelly on the Fox News Network’s America Live, GOP hopeful Michele Bachmann continued her latest string of attacks on front-runners Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich by referring to the pair as the “Father and Grandfather of ObamaCare.” My question. Does that make Barack Obama the Godfather or the illegitimate pops? He’s attempted to keep his distance from it since it passed, so maybe he’s the deadbeat dad?
In an interview with Glenn Beck, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann had some rather harsh words for Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and his support of the Medicare Part D prescription drug program referring to Newt as a “frugal socialist.” “It doesn’t help to have a frugal socialist… That’s really what we’re talking about is managing socialism and trying to be a frugal socialist.” Did she just call Newt a “socialist?” “What I’m saying is that – I’m saying a frugal socialist, yes! Because you’re looking at proposals and programs that are in effect redistribution of wealth and socialism-based, and are we going to have real change in the country or are we going to have frugal socialists?”
The Former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, received a big New Hampshire endorsement over the weekend as the Union Leader has chosen the newly minted front-runner as its GOP candidate of choice for the first-in-the-nation primary. While the impact of such endorsements is largely speculative, it certainly cannot hurt.
Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) once again stole headlines Sunday in an appearance on Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer where he was asked to weigh in once again on foreign policy matters both past and present. Out of the gates, Schieffer asked Paul to defend past comments the candidate has made regarding 9/11 and US foreign policy sharing part of the “blame” for that horrific tragedy. Paul doubled down – like only he can do.
Paul Krugman: “I have a structural hypothesis here. You have a Republican ideology – which Mitt Romney obviously doesn’t believe in – he just oozes insincerity – that’s just obvious. But all of the others are fools and clowns. And there is a question here. Maybe, my hypothesis is maybe this is just an ideology only fools and clowns can actually believe in. And that’s the Republican problem.”
George will weighed in on the woeful week that was for GOP front-runner Herman Cain with Matthew Dowd, Arianna Huffington, Matthew Dowd, and some other British dude on This Week with Christiane Amanpour. “He can fix it and he still won’t survive. That is I don’t think his is a viable presidential campaign. He’s not conducting it as a presidential campaign. He’s not going where the early voters are going to vote… This looks like something other than that which it purports to be.”
Saturday Night Live is by any measure a shell of the program it once was. Long gone are the days when people tuned in every weekend to watch the best fresh faces in sketch comedy. Maybe the genre’s a little tired; maybe the talent’s just not up to par. Either way, it’s just not the same show it was in the days of Farley, Sandler, and Miller – except for when election season throws them a softball. Who doesn’t like a good politician spoof? And is there anything easier to make fun of than a presidential debate?
I humbly submit yet another Sarah Palin’s about to make a decision post for your enjoyment. I know you’ve read a million of them here and elsewhere; but what’s one more in the grand scheme of things, right? Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is on the verge of making a decision about whether or not to run for president, according to a letter circulated by her political action committee, SarahPAC.
According to new McClatchy-Marist poll, President Obama is looking more vulnerable than ever when matched up against the Republican contenders who would love nothing more than to get a crack at rearranging the furniture in the Oval Office. It seems independent voters are shifting in the direction of the Republican candidates; or maybe just away from President Obama.