I’m finding it harder to keep up with election news. I’ll be glad when the debates are over. Maybe everyone can go home and celebrate Christmas with their families. My son comes in tomorrow from L.A. I’m looking forward to the break. In the meantime, here are a few stories you may have missed, and that I haven’t had time to write about. The Birther Mug takes the top spot.
1} So, who sits next to you at the office? If it’s an ardent Lefty, protect your email address, and if it isn’t already protected, change it. Obama’s campaign website is encouraging supporters to donate to the campaign in a Republican’s name:
This holiday season, we’re giving you a chance to have a little fun at the expense of a Republican in your life by letting them know they inspired you to make a donation to the Obama campaign.
Simply enter their name and email address below. Then, we’ll send them a message letting them know they inspired you to donate.
2} How do you feel about religious freedom? Okay. I know how you feel. We should have it, and we should have it worldwide, right? What about a ‘religious freedom’ pledge signed by our presidential candidates. Someone signed it. Others did not.
3} Remember the monstrous credit line Gingrich has at Tiffanys? The incredibly “wealthy-all-throughout-his-life-time, thanks to Dad,” Mitt Romney, is zinging “zany Newt” (not so wealthy until he became “Newt”) for having the stuff (some degree of wealth) that gets you a monstrous credit line at Tiffanys. The Gingrich’s carried a balance, but there was no indication they were dodging the payments, or late with payments, or that a credit bureau was after them. Nevertheless, the story was seen as hot, and Republicans Mitt Romney, defender of American entrepreneurial ventures and ‘the American Way,’ is stoking the fire.
Why would we know about Newt’s credit line? Well, we know because Newt and Calista Gingrich were required to file an ‘ethics disclosure,’ and the credit line was listed. Admit it. If you could have a monstrous credit line at Tiffanys, you would.
4} When Gingrich said Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget was “Right Wing Social Engineering,” was the Newtster doing the dirty work of the RNC?
5} Rick Perry is on the bus, burning up the campaign trail in Iowa. Bet this is something you did not know about the Texas Governor (evidence of a Perry comeback?):
Rick Perry has a reputation as a campaigner in Texas: He’s dangerous, but even more dangerous when he’s down.
6} My first presidential pick, Rick Santorum, likes beer. He doesn’t do wine tastings, but he does do beer tastings. People seem to think Santorum has no charisma, no personality, and I get the impression you aren’t listening, because…well, he has no personality. Of you are that person, I think you’re wrong. If you are Conservative, and you aren’t listening, give Rick a chance. You probably believe everything, or almost everything, Santorum says.
7} Michele Bachmann showed the grace and integrity that we always see from her, when a mother who happens to be a Lesbian, put her 8-year-old boy up to passing on a message to “Miss Bachmann.” See the first video below.
In the second video below, Bachmann is asked a question by a gay Iowa high school student. The Congresswoman was brilliant, composed and kind – her titanium spine on full display. Bachmann and Santorum are the real deal.
8} So does Jon Huntsman agree with the climate change agenda? You heard him say we need better explanations from the “scientific community,” right? Did you hear what he said next?
9} Since Barack Obama will also be a candidate, an update totally worthy of his job performance is his call for to Iran to please, please, please give our drone back. You can’t make this stuff up.
Michele Bachmann and the Lesbian Mommy who Doesn’t Need Fixing (video)
Michele Bachmann at Iowa Townhall