California GOP Convention: “Crazy People and Bigots”
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This means two things.
1. It is time for the next two years for the California G.O.P. to STFU. You are irrelevant and no one gives a shit about your opinions. You might never matter again in California politics, and we don’t give a shit about that either.
2. It is time for the Democratic Party to put up or shut up. There is no longer any excuse. Solve our problems. Solve California’s problems. You have two years. You can start with legalizing marijuana, legalizing gay marraige, ending the death penalty and raising the state minimum wage to $10 or $12.00 an hour.
And fix what really needs fixing in the state’s tax structure- Prop. 13.
Oh and CLOSE SOME PRISONS.
Democratic Party supermajority in California http://urlet.com/illustrate.sensitive
You heard it first here at HighBoldtage.
Tomorrow, Iowa GOPpers, disgusted with the parade of clowns, and desperate to show their disgust, will vote to nominate Sarah Palin for president. Once they do then the whole country will understand what’s wrong with the GOP.
Let the fun begin!
The GOP is killing Christmas in Iowa this year!
via Business Week:
“Iowa residents flipping their TV channels this season aren’t finding a whole lot of Christmas cheer. A barrage of negative campaign ads is flooding the airwaves, with ghoulish images of Newt Gingrich and Nancy Pelosi crowding Santa and doomsday music drowning out holiday song.”
“The onslaught of scalding ads and messages landing in voters’ mailboxes, prompted in part by a Supreme Court decision last year that helped open the floodgates, has made the race for the 2012 GOP nomination among the most negative the state has ever seen. The campaign air war, slow to start at first, has intensified as the caucuses loom closer — leaving observers to puzzle over its recent dark turn.”
You read it here first at HighBoldtage. Now you can weep.
Trump to Moderate Republican DebateBy JEREMY W. PETERS
It’s officially a reality television Republican primary now.
Donald Trump is pairing up with Newsmax, the conservative magazine and news Web site, to moderate a presidential debate in Des Moines on Dec. 27.
update: Perry is slick but Bachmann is very credible.
uptdate: Newt is obviously playing for VP.
Crazy Herman proposes a whole new national sales tax, only 9 %!
update: Romney shallow, shadow, hollow…..fading
update: Santorum must be running for VP too, that is the only possible explanation for his presence….
update: Ron Paul, seems like a nice guy, as honest as any polititian can be, just honestly wrong on so many issues. The real Ron Paul question is since he will never get the GOP nod in a billion years does he have the balls to run a legit third party campaign?
update: Crazy Herman promotes “Chilean Model” does he mean we need a Pinochet?
update: Rick Perry wants the Feds to deploy 3,000 agents, predator drones to “secure the border?” Why can’t Texas take care of itself, Governor?
update: Newt jumps on the qwazy train with a proposal for a guest worker program and English as official language. Yee Haw!
Republicans should be careful what they wish for.
Government spending now is over 30% of GDP.
Shrink government spending by only 10% you immediately contract the entire economy by 3%. DOW down 10% right away. Unemployment (official) up to 13%.
Shrink governmnet spending by 30% (roughly enough to balance the budget) and you contract the economy by 10%. DOW down by 40-60%. Unemployment over 20%.
It may be true (at least open to honest debate) that the deficit is too large and the budget needs to be balanced. We can debate that. If so, it needs to be done gently, like slowly turning a supertanker around, not crashing it into an iceberg.
have a peaceful day,
Lately a few news stories have been popping up about longtime Republican figures who are coming out in favor of legalizing marijuana – ending prohibition. Most of these folks tend towards the party extremes like the racist xenophobe Tancredo or the homophobe christofascist Pat Robertson.
But there are also the stories like this one about Gary Johnson, potential GOP presidential candidate for 2012:
Gov. Gary Johnson: I Smoked Marijuana from 2005 to 2008
THE WEEKLY STANDARD.
10:25 AM, Dec 6, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
“Gary Johnson, the former New Mexico governor and a likely 2012 Republican presidential candidate, hasn’t been shy about his support for marijuana legalization or his personal use of the drug during his younger days. “I never exhaled,” he joked in a recent interview with The New Republic. But in an interview with THE WEEKLY STANDARD, Johnson admitted publicly for the first time that he smoked marijuana more recently—from 2005 to 2008—for medicinal purposes, he says.”
So we have a potential GOP candidate admitting that he smoked pot for three years as recently as two years ago. This is a sea change.
Perhaps the GOP has awakened from its slumber and realized that while supporting wholeheartedly the “War on Drugs” for the last 40 years or so they have been playing right into the hands of the Democratic Party, among whose stalwart supporters are the public service unions. Everyone understands now that the “War on Drugs” is essentially a jobs program for police and correctional officers (public service unions all) and since the GOP at the highest level likens public service unions to a social disease, they have finally spun to the position that the “War on Drugs” is an “expensive failure.” They have finally realized that the “War on Drugs” is serving to strengthen the Democratic Party and its allies.
What of the rank and file of the GOP? They have been told for 40 years of the dire consequences of “drugs.” No problem. The vast majority of the GOP are sheep (perhaps with the exception of a few Tea Party, libertarians and eccentric “conservatives”) and they will quickly believe anything they are told on the FOX blast.
Now the GOP will never become a “Big Tent” party, because fascism can only be spread so thin, but if they adopt a pro-legalization agenda they will weaken the base of the Democratic Party and probably siphon off enough younger (white) yuppie pot smokers to give the Democratic party demographic fits.
The Democrats on the other hand have a problem. Though here in California over 60% of the rank and file of the Democratic Party favors legalization the leadership is publicly opposed to it, obviously because they don’t want to piss off the police and correctional unions. They fear that these unions (and their millions in campaign money) will defect to the GOP should they come out in favor of legalization. The way things stand now this is a serious concern. But if the GOP swings to favor legalization then the cops and prison guards will have nowhere to go. On the other hand, then the Democrats will face rank and file desertions as noted above.
I predict that the Republicans will come out in favor of legalization, and it will be cloaked in the mantle of “personal freedom, ” “fiscal responsibility” and “small government.”
have a peaceful day,
Pot and the GOP
Is the party of ‘Just Say No’ morphing into the party of ‘Just Say Grow’?
Tea Party = Pot Party?
Sierra-Cascade Logging Conference executive director Nadine Bailey said Palin will kick off the weeklong timber industry gathering Feb. 8 in Redding.