Poor Newt. It's believed this picture was taken right after former wife Marianne refused Newt's request for an "open marriage". Newt gets grumpy when he doesn't get his nooky-nooky from...well...from whatever warm, female life form happens to be near him at the time (other than his wives).
OK, it’s official. Newt Gingrich is officially the scummiest politician in the U.S. That’s one HELL of a title to have, because you REALLY have to work at it to put yourself head-and-shoulders above the rest of the scummy U.S. politicians, since approximately 99.4% of U.S. politicians qualify. I think I would have already put Gingrich up towards the top of the scummy list, but with the upcoming interview with (ONE of) his ex-wife, he’s surpassed all expectations on just what IS a scummy, and hypocritical, U.S. politician.
Marianne Gingrich (wife #2? #1? #3?…it’s hard to keep track) has an interview airing later today, where she’s expected to talk about her marriage to Newt. Among the creepy items…Newt going to her, and saying he wanted an “open marriage” so he could have both a wife, AND a mistress. This “request” was just AFTER scumbag Newt admitted to having a 6-year affair with a Congressional aide. WAY…TO…GO…NEWT (Slow clap inserted here). I gotta hand it to you, bud, you have taken “scummy” to some new, stratospheric level.
Good timing by Rick Perry today, dropping out of the race, and endorsing Newt, right before this bombshell drops. While I’m handing out titles, I think I’ll also bestow a title on Rick Perry…WORST…PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN…EVER. My god…could Perry have run a worse campaign? It’s hard to overcome your own mental shortcomings, but besides his catastrophic debate performances, his entire campaign seemed beset by missteps and horrible timing. Add this to the list…he can’t even drop out of the race without screwing up. Is Newt Gingrich REALLY the person you want to endorse as representing the “Conservative Values” that Perry supposedly represented?
Speaking of which…why is it the Republicans so self-identify with the supposedly “conservative” trait of morality? And why is it that when push comes to shove, they tend to IGNORE minor little indiscretions like your GOP hero banging a Congressional aide? For all the high-road talk from conservatives, for all the attempts to self-identify with social conservatives, the actual ACTIONS of the GOP shows that morality doesn’t matter worth a hill of beans. No, what REALLY matters to the GOP is 1) the next election (true of the Dems too), and 2) Short-term economic gain (to hell with future generations).
Morality be damned! We’ll see how this plays in South Carolina, where the social conservatives supposedly will play a key role in how things turn out. Will they do what Repubs have TRADITIONALLY done…talked a good talk, but in action, show that morality just doesn’t matter worth a hill of beans? Or, will Perry dropping out, coupled with the Marianne Gingrich interview, make South Carolina the primary that seals things for Romney?
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Tagged affair, Callista Gingrich, conservative, endorsement, Marianne Gingrich, marriage, mistress, morality, Newt Gingrich, open, open marriage, primary, Rick Perry, South Carolina
Some random thoughts from perusing the web…
Ron Paul Shows What’s Important for GOP – Ron Paul today said that if the GOP “goes soft” in negotiations in the debt committee, the risk is that Obama would get re-elected. Note that the “risk”, the main priority for the GOP, has NOTHING to do with the success of the debt committee. Their main priority has NOTHING to do with negotiating in good faith, and doing what’s best for our country. No, the priority is all about the next election, and making sure Obama isn’t reelected. Even if it means taking the entire country down, by ruining the debt-committee negotiations.
Too Late to Stop catastrophic Climate Change? – An International Energy Agency report released this week painted a pretty bleak picture with regard to the likelihood of avoiding catastrophic climate change. For a long time, the hope has been that we could somehow limit warming to 2 degrees Celsius globally. Even with that amount of warming, there are very significant implications on regional ecosystems. The IEA report notes how incredibly unlikely it will be that warming is restricted to even that level. Considering that a report a week or two noted that carbon dioxide emissions over the last year were higher than even the WORST projections from a few years ago, we’re likely accelerating climate change, not slowing its progression.
Jerry Sandusky Admits to “Horsing Around” with Kids - Jerry Sandusky, the ex-coach at Penn State who has been indicted for sexual assault on multiple young boys, admits he has often showered with young boys, but that it was all just “horsing around”. Sandusky’s lawyer says Sandusky is just “a big kid”. Do scumbags like Sandusky really think people are going to buy that defense? That he’s just was “horsing around” with all these young boys over the years? Does “horsing around” with kids include showering naked with them, bear-hugging them naked, and doing…more disgusting things that his victims accuse him of? We have two registered sex offenders living a few blocks away. Scares the hell out of me knowing people like this are out there, when I have an 8-year old son.
Cain on Defense after Libya Comments - Herman Cain has already shown a lack of foreign policy credentials, but he’s beyond the point where he can get by with the excuse of “that’s what the experts are for” (referring to policy advisors if he should by some miracle be elected). Yesterday was a complete joke though, when he was completely lost on the topic of Libya…shocking, giving the prominence Libya has had in the news. The bigger question to me is…HOW THE HELL can people like Herman Cain even be considered presidential material? HOW THE HELL can a Rick Perry EVER be elected into any position of responsibility?!? WHY THE HELL do American voters seem to sometimes treasure complete stupidity in their candidates? On the bright side…I wondered if I’d “miss” Sarah Palin (remember her?) when she finally dropped out of the media spotlight, but with Cain, Perry, Bachmann, Paul, and practically every GOP member of Congress, there’s definitely no shortage of OTHER people to make fun of.
Two Rhino Species Extinct in One Week - Last week, the last known Javan Rhino of a certain subspecies was found shot, with its horn cut off. This week, the western Black Rhino of Africa was declared extinct in the wild. Two megafauna down in a one week’s time, all for the sake of horny Asian men who “need” rhino horn as an aphrodisiac. Ain’t humanity grand…
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Tagged 2 degrees, climate change, committee, debt, election, extinct, extinction, foreign policy, GOP, Herman Cain, horn, International Energy Agency, Jerry Sandusky, libya, negotiations, obama, Penn State, report, rhino, rhinoceros, Rick Perry, Ron Paul
Romney may not show his humorous side that often, but given his opponent's penchant for self-destruction, he probably feels pretty jolly on the inside.
If I’m Mitt Romney, I’m feeling pretty good about now. He doesn’t even really need to campaign. All he has to do is watch the embarrassingly pitiful remainder of the GOP field self-destruct. Michele Bachmann…the embarassment of Herman Cain…and, yet again, Rick Perry chose to self-destruct in a debate today. In an attempt to bolster his conservative credentials, Perry said:
- “I’ll tell you what, it’s three agencies of government, when I get there, that are gone: Commerce, education and, the –uh — what’s the third one there? Commerce, education and the uh, the uh…The third agency of government I would do away with — education, the, uh, commerce, and let’s see — I can’t. The third one, I can’t. Sorry. Oops.”
Wow, Gov. Perry. You’ve got a talking point that you were obviously rehearsing for this debate, and you can’t even remember the three agencies you were going to cut? I can’t wait until Saturday Night Live this week to see how they skewer Perry again over a debate performance.
Herman Cain’s performance? He got a lot of applause when he first took on the controversy facing him. He tried to move the discussion away from all the sexual harassment allegations towards issues. Yeah, good luck with that, Herm, especially after you chose to call Nancy Pelosi “Princess Nancy” later in the debate…a phrase that drew audible groans from the audience. Not a smart phrase to use for a slimeball being accused of sexually harassing 78% of all women he’s ever met.
Michele Bachmann already has countless websites devoted to her verbal gaffes. Ron Paul is considered a genius by a sizable portion of the GOP voting base…and a complete loon by most of America. Newt Gingrich continues to sound like the most intelligent and knowledgable GOP candidate…something which of course immediately disqualifies him from consideration (that, and the fact that he’s a conceited jackass). John Huntsman also seems intelligent and knowledgable, and unlike Gingrich, he also seems rather likable, but the press seems to completely dismiss him as a credible candidate.
Meanwhile, Romney just sits back and enjoys the bumbling, stumbling, self-destructive behavior of his rivals. He even was offered a golden chance in the debate tonight to attack Cain over all the recent accusations, and declined to do so. He doesn’t need to. With no credible “anti-Romney” candidate seemingly able to keep a foot out of their mouth, Romney’s best strategy right now is to simply kick back and enjoy the ride, all the way to the nomination.
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Tagged candidate, debate, GOP, Herman Cain, John Huntsman, michele bachmann, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, nomination, republican, Rick Perry
Some random thoughts from perusing the web…
2010 a Record Year for Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Despite a slow global economy, global greenhouse gas emissions set an all-time high in 2010, with greenhouse gas quantities in the atmosphere now even worse than the WORST-case scenario projected by experts several years ago. Just another day in climate change news, a day that also noted a giant crack found in an Antarctic glacier.
Perry Drunk? On Drugs? Or just being himself? – Rick Perry today was forced to respond to allegations that he was either drunk or on pain medications during a recent New Hampshire speech. Perry said no, he wasn’t drunk or on drugs. You know, there just MIGHT be a problem with your qualifications for president if people can’t tell if you’re acting normally, or if you are drunk or on drugs.
Senate GOP Blocks Infrastructure/Jobs Bill - Republicans again today showed that they will not allow any legislation to pass which might help the economy before next year’s elections. They know their best chance to oust Obama is for the weak economic conditions to continue until the election. Democrats have been trying to pass pieces of Obama’s jobs bill, without any success, thanks to GOP obstruction. Today, GOP senators blocked a $50 billion infrastructure bill designed to get Americans working again by funding work to repair road and rail networks. The bill would have been paid for by a 0.7% tax increase on people making more than $1,000,000 a year. The debate today is also yet another example of what a joke Republicans are when they call for “shared sacrifice”, when they continue to shield millionaires from even the tiniest of tax increases.
National Zoo Scientist Convicted of Poisoning Cats – A researcher at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. was convicted of poisoning stray cats in her neighborhood. My first thought is that there’s no end to the sickening things people will do. My second thought…I wonder if she’d be willing to help me with the neighbor’s cat that keeps EATING THE BIRDS AT MY FEEDERS!!! Ok, no, I would never do such a thing. But my GOD, what do you do with neighbors that refuse to restrain their cats? What do you do with neighbors who deny that their precious cat could ever catch, much less eat, a bird? It IS a very sweet cat, other than when it’s killing every living thing it comes across. But I have about had it with that cat, and with my neighbors behind me. We HAVE talked to them about it. They MUST see me when I’m chasing their cat out of my yard about 10 times a day on the weekend. If people want a pet, then for god’s sake, be prepared to act responsibly.
Nebraska 45, Northwestern 27 – I’m taking my 8-year old son to his first Nebraska football game this weekend! He’s not a sports fan at all, but I think he’ll get a kick out of it. He’s never been in an atmosphere like this. Northwestern has a bad record, but they led in each of the 5 games they lost, including leads over 3 ranked teams in the 2nd half. Northwestern has a great mobile QB in Dan Persa, and they can score on anyone. They can’t stop anyone though. I think Northwestern will give Nebraska all they can handle for the first half, before Nebraska pulls away in the second half.
Posted in Birds, Climate Change, Perusin' & Musin', Politics
Tagged antarctic, atmosphere, bill, cat, climate change, drugs, drunk, emissions, football, glacier, GOP, greenhouse gas, infrastructure, jobs, legislation, National Zoo, Nebraska Cornhuskers, New Hampshire, Northwestern, poison, poisoning, researcher, Rick Perry, scientist, Senate, speech
Herman Cain has gone from being a political sideshow, to GOP frontrunner, to symbol of the disgusting behavior of men in power, all in the matter of a few weeks.
Herman Cain, you’re sounding even more pathetic every time you open your mouth. Herman Cain has blamed everybody except for, well, himself for his…cough-cough…alleged…cough-cough…sexual harassment of two women in the 1990s. It’s the liberal media!! It’s racism!! It’s the Democratic party!! And now today, Cain goes on Fox News (of course) and expresses OUTRAGE towards the Rick Perry campaign, claiming they have traced the story that broke on Politico back to Perry’s group.
Cain’s campaign manager says ‘The actions of the Perry campaign are despicable,” and goes on to say that Perry owes Cain an apology.
GIVE…ME…A…FREAKIN…BREAK. MR. CAIN…You were accused of sexual harassment, BY MULTIPLE WOMEN. A large settlement was paid on your behalf to these women, to cover up your sorry-ass, disgusting behavior. And you, Mr. Cain, think that it’s the PERRY campaign that should be apologizing here?!?!? You think it’s Rick Perry who is despicable?!!??!
GET A EFFIN’ CLUE, Mr. Cain. YOU were accused of disgusting, revolting behavior, and given how hard you’ve tried to cover it up, you obviously WERE GUILTY. Do you really think that blaming a rival is going to deflect attention from your own disgusting behavior? What is it about politicians? What is it about people in power? Why do they think they’re invincible, and treat other people like their own personal play things?
Not since Elaine and her boss started a business selling just the muffin tops have muffins been such a controversial topic in America.
America today continues to be gripped by the riveting story of Muffin-Gate. In September, the Justice Department’s inspector general reported that an audit had revealed department officials had paid $16 per muffin at a Hilton during an official meeting. The news sparked outrage from the public, the media, and the Justice Department itself, with accusations of government waste. Muffin-Gate 2011 continues the shocking string of muffin-related bombshells that have rocked the political world in recent months.
It was just three months ago that First Lady and noted child nutrition advocate Michelle Obama was spotted at a D.C. area gourmet-muffin store. Photos of the First Lady with a cream cheese mustache were splashed across the front pages of newspapers across the country, and an embarrassed Michelle Obama was forced to publicly admit that not only did she enjoy the king-sized sugary treats, but that she herself had gained weight and was sporting her own muffin-top. The resulting outrage over Mrs. Obama’s nutritional hypocrisy led to a 35% drop in muffin sales nationwide.
The $28 billion muffin industry took another hit back in May after the Tea Party attempted to incorporate a muffin theme into the movement’s political agenda. The idea blossomed when a member of Michelle Bachmann’s crack campaign staff watched a Seinfeld episode which featured the character Elaine eating only the delectable muffin tops, and discarding the bottoms. Bachmann and Tea Party leaders adopted the “split muffin” as a symbol of government waste, claiming inefficient government expenditures were akin to throwing away the bottom half of the muffins. Bachmann’s popularity initially surged as her now infamous muffin-themed campaign ads resonated with voters. Bachmann’s short stint at the top of the polls abruptly ended when it was revealed that the “gay conversion” therapy clinic run by Bachmann and her husband had been purchasing and serving cheap muffin bottom leftovers from the local homeless shelter.
The latest episode of muffin-gate 2011 was partially defused today as the Justice Department’s inspector general announced that it had made a mistake when it had reported the department had paid $16 apiece for muffins. In reality, the $16 fee charged by Hilton was to provide a complete continental breakfast for government participants at the meeting. The actual price of the muffin component of the breakfast remains a mystery, however, leading House leaders John Boehner and Eric Cantor to announce the formation of an official inquiry into government muffin prices. Rep. Peter King (R – N.Y.), chairman of congressional hearings into “Islam radicalization”, was named to lead the inquiry into muffin prices. “The high prices charged for government muffins are indicative of a much deeper problem”, stated King. “Why should good American muffins be so expensive? Muffin prices were never an issue…until 9-11.” King’s Muffin Panel has scheduled its initial hearing for next week, with most of the subpoenaed speakers representing the Muslim Muffin coalition.
GOP presidential hopefuls were uncharacteristically unanimous in their support of the Muffin Panel hearings. “Muffin prices were never an issue under Reagan”, said Newt Gingrich, “or under Bush. Muffin prices have always been higher when Democrats are in charge.” Texas Governor Rick Perry dismissed Democratic claims that muffin prices are simply reflective of the overall economy. “I don’t believe in that economic voodoo,” said Perry. “Muffin prices are God’s way of punishing us for believing in that dad-gum climate change mumbo-jumbo.” Herman Cain has responded to Muffin-Gate by making muffin prices a key component of his economic plan. “Under Herman Cain, no government employee will ever pay more than $9.99 for a muffin”.
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Tagged $16, 9-9-9, Elaine, general, Herman Cain, Hilton, inspector, justice department, michele bachmann, Michelle Obama, muffin, muffin top, Newt Gingrich, Peter King, price, Rick Perry, Seinfeld
Sarah Palin and Rick Perry, two peas in a pod. Both dumber than a stick, and both blaming the media when their own inadequacies are exposed.
I had a revelation today when reading the headlines. Rick Perry, 2011 IS Sarah Palin, 2008. Remember back to 2008, when Palin made a complete fool of herself in an interview with Katie Couric? An obviously embarrassed Palin immediately started to blame Couric, and then the media in general, when the embarrassments continued to pile up for her.
Now flash back to the present. Today, in an interview on Fox News, Rick Perry said the one thing he regretted most is “ever doing one of the debates“. Perry’s reasoning (aka, excuse) was that “all they’re interested in is stirring it up between the candidates instead of really talking about the issues that are important to the American people.” Translating from Perry-speak into basic English, Perry’s statement reads as “I made a complete fool of myself during the debates, and wish I never had to embarrass myself again”.
It’s the classic Republican response when the heat gets turned up. For a Perry or a Palin, it’s NEVER about your own pitiful inadequacies. No, of course it’s some media conspiracy or bias that is causing you to look like a complete idiot. For a guy who was hoping to turn his fading campaign around this week with his announcement of a flat-tax plan, Perry is certainly sticking his foot in his mouth a lot this week.
Some random thoughts from perusing the web…
Rick Perry Wants Wall Street Regulation Rolled Back – In an interview on CNBC, Rick Perry said that regulation of Wall Street was fine before the collapse, that it was actually the fault of government regulators that the economy crashed. He wants Dodd-Frank and other Wall Street regulations to be rolled back. Merry Christmas, Wall Street. Between Perry’s 20% flat tax proposal and his desire to roll back financial regulation, happy times are sure to return to Wall Street. It’s just the rest of us who won’t be participating in whatever kind of economic recovery Perry prefers.
CDC Recommends Boys get HPV Vaccination - The CDC today put out a recommendation that young boys also get the HPV vaccine, before they become sexually active. The vaccine will protect boys from certain cancers and genital warts. I wonder who will be the first to come out and oppose the recommendation. After all, we can’t have any government entity telling us what to do now, can we!?!? It’s oppression!! It’s some kind of governmental control conspiracy!! Mark my words, you WILL see such comments from the right very soon. Maybe it’s all a matter of evolution, survival of the fittest. Pretty soon, all the ignorant, anti-science, right-wing wackos will be extinct through their own refusal to accept recommendations such as these, while us liberal, science-loving, tree-huggin’ wackos will rule the earth because WE were smart enough to immunize our children.
U.S. Security In Peril, $200 billion in proposed weapons cut - One proposal to help the debt reduction committee find $1 trillion in savings over the next decade is to cut spending on nuclear weapons by $200 billion. $200 billion cut??!?! How will America survive?!?!? Those on the right would have you believe this somehow decimates America’s nuclear “deterrent”. Uh….no. Cutting $200 billion means we still would spend $500 billion on nuclear weapons over the next century. HALF A TRILLION dollars spent for a weapon we say we will never use. I actually wouldn’t mind seeing the debt panel fail, which would trigger the automatic cuts, including cuts to defense. Political gridlock may be the ONLY thing that gets us to reduce our ridiculous levels of military spending.
Iceland to Plant French Trees to Save Species from Warming – Icelandic and French scientists are discussing a plan to plant French tree species endangered by global warming in Iceland. Warming temperatures will soon make Iceland’s climate suitable to support some French tree species, which may not be able to adapt to warming temperatures in France. It’s an interesting plan, and I certainly support efforts to save endangered plant and animal species. However, I do think efforts like this are better PR moves than they are for long-term conservation planning. If climate change becomes so extreme that some French tree species begin to die out, the climate shift isn’t a short-term phenomenon. It would take one hell of a long-term view to plant trees in Iceland with the intention of replanting them in France many centuries in the future. It’s a nice thought, but the practicality and utility of such plans is pretty questionable. Unfortunately, the vast majority of plant and animal species are going to have to be able to adapt or migrate on their own.
Top Earners Doubled Share of Income - Over the last 30 years, the top 1% of wage earners had incomes increase 275%. The bottom 20% of wage earners had incomes only increase a dismal 18%. As the study notes, government policy is much less redistributive now than 30 years ago, with current tax and other government policies favoring the rich more than they used to. This study pretty much typifies what Occupy Wall Street is protesting. I find it laughable that many conservative commentators continue to brush off Occupy Wall Street as a short-term passing fad. As long as the gap between rich and poor continues to grow, OWS is here to stay.
Repeal the 20th Century – Vote GOP - I love this column on the Washington Post, by Katrina vanden Heuvel. I love the reference to an earlier Washington Post column, and the “Repeal the 20th Century – Vote GOP” line. As vanden Huevel notes, the GOP would not only like to dismantle 20th century social programs such as Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid, but they seem hell-bent on dismantling several decades (or more) of scientific research. Given how GOP candidates seem to stumble all over themselves trying to see who can sound the most ignorant on climate change and evolution, it wouldn’t surprise me if the eventual GOP winner is the first one to embrace the flat earth theory.
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Tagged boys, climate change, france, HPV, iceland, nuclear weapon, occupy wall street, OWS, regulation, Rick Perry, roll back, spending, transplant, tree, vaccination, vaccine, Wall Street
People like the flat tax. It's simple. Perhaps they should learn who benefits under a flat tax, as opposed to a more progressive tax system.
Not to be outdone by Mitt Romney’s 59-point economic plan or Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan, Rick Perry announced his tax reform plan…a 20% flat tax. He says that people could “choose” whether to keep their current tax rate, or go with the 20% flat tax. One thing that seems to be the common theme for all of the GOP candidates is that their tax plans give one hell of a nice tax cut for the wealthiest Americans. This despite continued cries for “shared sacrifice!!” from the right, when they say they need to cut social programs or pay and benefits for government workers.
The richest Americans now have a marginal tax rate of 35%. Perry would give them a massive 15% cut in the marginal tax rate. Note that in the story above, Perry also touts that his plan would end the “death tax” (the estate tax), supposedly to “help farmers and small businesses”. Bullshit. Republicans talk about the estate tax as if it primarily affects middle or lower class Americans, when the primary beneficiaries of the abolishment of the estate tax would once again be the rich. Do you sense a theme here?
At a time when the Occupy Wall Street movement seems to be continually building, Republicans continue to base their economic plans on Reagan-esque, trickle-down crapola, driven by providing massive tax cuts to the rich. Do Republicans read the news? Do they realize the American public is starting to focus on the ever-growing gap between the rich and the poor, and the continual shrinkage of the middle class? Or are they just counting on the complete ignorance of the American voter (not a bad strategy)? People say they like the “simplicity” of a flat tax, or of Cain’s 9-9-9. Can the GOP continue to bluff American voters, hoping they won’t wake up until after the election and realize that GOP tax plans all amount to tax cuts for the rich?
There's a lot more for Herman Cain to be encouraged about in this poll, than for Rick Perry or Mitt Romney.
The Pew Research Center asked respondents what was the one word that comes to mind when you think about the major GOP presidential candidates. Maybe Herman Cain does have a chance in hell.
By far, the word most commonly associated with Mitt Romney was “Mormon”. First of all, I find that very disappointing, from a human nature standpoint. Given Romney’s political exposure as a governor and two-time presidential candidate, I would have hoped people knew more about his politics than his religion. Perhaps some do, but from the huge number of people defining Romney by his faith and not his politics, it is unfortunate, but obvious, that his faith could indeed cost him in the primaries. It’s also quite obvious why Rick Perry has refused to denounce his allies who have focused on Romney’s faith. Perry obviously WANTS Romney’s faith to play a role in the election. If I’m Romney and I see this poll…I’m worried.
As for Rick Perry…the word most associated with him, by far, was “Texas”. I find that as less of a surprise, as Perry was more of an unknown for most Americans, and Perry certainly revels in his Texas heritage. But there’s a LOT for Perry to worry about in this poll. Given the debacle of the Bush presidency, it’s not encouraging for Perry that so many voters associate him as (yet another) Texas governor. Even worse for Perry are the other words associated with him. Let’s see…in the top 10 words, we have “Idiot”, “Ass”, “Crook”, “Dislike”, and “Scary”. I’m assuming Pew lumps similar words, as the first word that ALWAYS comes to mind for me when I think of Perry is “Jackass”. It appears I’m not alone! With Perry having such a strong association with “Texas” and very negative personal terms, if I’m Perry…I’m worried.
As for Cain…the “word” most often associated with him is “9-9-9″. It’s VERY interesting that the political neophyte is the only one of the three whose name is primarily associated with his political views. No matter how ridiculously stupid those views are. Voters know very little about Cain, and the primary reason people say they can relate to Cain’s 9-9-9 plan is because “it’s simple”. Unfortunately the 9-9-9 plan and voters both share that primary characteristic. Politically, it’s easier for a rather uneducated voter to relate to Cain right now, as 9-9-9 is easier to understand at face value than Romney’s 59-point economic plan. 9-9-9 had about a week in the sun before the true nature of the plan was discussed in the media. When “Occupy Wall Street” protests are spreading throughout the globe, Cain isn’t going to be able to cruise through the primaries based on 9-9-9, not when it’s become quite obvious that his plan would drastically cut taxes for the rich, while raising the tax burden on lower income people.
Still, if I’m Cain, I find this poll very encouraging. Right now, Cain is cruising on a sea of voter ignorance. I hope to god that changes, but one thing you can never seem to do is underestimate the ignorance of the American voter. No matter what, enough voters have negative views of Romney and Perry that Cain will get a certain level of support.
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Tagged 9-9-9, faith, Herman Cain, Mitt Romney, Mormon, one word, Pew, politics, poll, Rick Perry, texas