The next two years are likely to be filled with the sound of Republicans gnawing the meat off each other. The new batch hasn't even taken office yet, and...
Asked what he wanted to do in Washington in a Wednesday morning television interview, (Rand Paul) said that his kids were hoping to meet the Obama girls. In a bigger shift from his campaign pledge to end earmarks, he tells me that they are a bad “symbol” of easy spending but that he will fight for Kentucky’s share of earmarks and federal pork, as long as it’s doled out transparently at the committee level and not parachuted in in the dead of night. “I will advocate for Kentucky’s interests,” he says.Tree o'liberty, Rand Paul. Tree o'liberty. That's all I'm sayin'.
So you’re not a crazy libertarian? “Not that crazy,” he cracks.
Meanwhile: heh heh, miss me yet, heh heh?
The venue was the Oval Office. A group of British dignitaries, including Gordon Brown, were paying a visit. It was at the height of the 2008 presidential election campaign, not long after Bush publicly endorsed John McCain as his successor.George W. Bush - was he even BORN IN THIS COUNTRY? WHERE'S THE PROOF?
Naturally the election came up in conversation. Trying to be even-handed and polite, the Brits said something diplomatic about McCain’s campaign, expecting Bush to express some warm words of support for the Republican candidate.
Not a chance. “I probably won’t even vote for the guy,” Bush told the group, according to two people present.“I had to endorse him. But I’d have endorsed Obama if they’d asked me.”
A Republican congressman stepped up to the plate last week, citing Sarah Palin as the reason the GOP didn't gain control of the Senate, but he later downplayed the accusation.Now I don't want to be thrown out of the Republican Party, but here's a list of Palin-endorsed Senate Candidates: Sharron Angle in Nevada, John Raese in West Virginia, Carly Fiorina in California, Joe Miller in Alaska and Christine O’Donnell in Delaware. Miller, of course, is still in play as campaign workers pore over write-in candidates for Lisa Murkowski. Who probably would have slam-dunked the election. Ha ha, if only Sarah Palin had prevailed more in congress, my prediction would have come true! Embrace the Palin! Love the Palin! Don't take my word for it, take hers.
At a meeting in Columbiana, Alabama last Thursday, Rep. Spencer Bachus denounced Palin and the Tea Party candidates she supported, according to the Shelby County Reporter.
"The Senate would be Republican today except for states (in which Palin endorsed candidates) like Christine O'Donnell in Delaware," Bachus said. "Sarah Palin cost us control of the Senate." He went on to concede that Tea Party candidates did fare better in U.S. House races.