Given what Jim DeMint* signaled yesterday on This Week about the topics he wanted to pursue with Rick Perry tonight at DeMint’s “Forum,” is it any surprise that Perry is all of the sudden interested in the wildfires in Texas? For us long suffering Texans, his decision to skip DeMint’s “Forum” is just par for the course.
And with this Perry decision, doesn’t that change the light on the whole dispute over the timing of the president’s address to Congress? Here’s The Chronicle last week when it all got started:
President Barack Obama will make his long-awaited speech about jobs Wednesday night to a joint session of Congress at the same time that the Republican presidential candidates are scheduled to debate at the Reagan Presidential Library in California.
While the debate isn’t the first Republican debate of the cycle, it is the first since Gov. Rick Perry entered the presidential contest, and polls have shown him taking a commanding lead in the race for the GOP nomination. Political observers have said that the debate could provide crucial insights into how Mitt Romney’s and Michelle Bachmann’s campaigns plan to deal with Perry’s surging candidacy.
Rush Limbaugh spent the whole day last Wednesday telling John Boehner to refuse the president’s request because this debate was important, especially since it would be the first since Perry, as the new front-runner had gotten into the race. And that’s exactly what Boehner did. And the White House said, ok, we’ll do it on Thursday.
Well now. Perry is up to his old tricks. Does anyone really think that Perry will show up in California on Wednesday? Will the wildfires be under control by then? (The state has been burning all this spring and summer, and Perry made a big stink about a disaster declaration in May.)
I predict that the GOP debate on Wednesday will just be the same old boring candidates that have participated in the previous debates, and they will say the same old things. The only news will be if one of the candidates slips up and lets out the n-word.
I also predict that all of the usual suspects will be making excuses for Perry about why he skipped DeMint’s “Forum” and the debate. They just are that predictable.
*The despicable DeMint: “Frankly I am so tired of his speeches, it’s going to be hard for me to watch.”
The most recent polls on teabaggers show that only 12%, or maybe 25% claim to be them. Of course, a large number of these people seem to reside in the greater Houston area: Kevin Whited, Cory, that fat guy, King Street Patriots, Michael Berry, KTRH, KPRC radio. Joe PagLIARulo is in San Antonio, which is a satellite for the baggers.
AM radio’s listenership is down, much like support for the teabaggers.
With the Republicans fighting over 12% of the electorate, that seems to leave about 88% for President Obama.
I am BEAT. This first week of classes has already taken it out of me, and I have a new game “Garden Defense” that I had to master, and the tomatoes had to be defended and the peppers and beans watered because we have no rain and did I say that I have a love/hate relationship with email?
First up, I must say that defending torture while Christian and Republican is no easy thing, but Kathleen McKinley is so pro-torture it hurts.
Second, will someone take a clue bat to Perry and Cornyn? The Feds have already been successfully helping calm the wildfires. Asking for cheap money for your friends is a bridge too far, idiots. Whining about it is way too far. PLEASE STOP EMBARRASSING US. It’s enough that even a simpleton can see that you all are being hypocritical, but sisters please.
Third, while my state peeps are embarrassing me, my fed types are up in your face. President Obama is and might I say has been doing this shit up right. From day one. Imagine if you will, had he only had to lead, instead of clean up and lead . . . that’s what the next four years are looking like.
Forth, I used to live across the street from an HPD officer who stole money from undocumented workers. He got relieved without pay and then fired. As I have said before, cops are just the flip-side of criminals. That radio talk types fellate cops without question is a no-brainer.
Lastly, I love the way Obama has left the radio talker types spluttering. I also love that this stupid poll is stupid.
I’ve got to finally email my mom all of the Easter pics and Mother’s Day is Sunday, and I have to take Tammy and Murphy into the vet, and it’s just now the time to plant more tomatoes, and I have so many ideas for my garden, and I am sleepy.
The people who brought us the uncomfortable white folks at predominately minority polling stations during the last election are having a “national” convention here in Houston. They claim to be “sold out” which means they pulled a Palin and suckered a good number of people out of their hard earned money.
They were insufferable at the rally last week and seem to think they are somehow in the majority, having won in an off year election.
Their “movement” is dying and it couldn’t happen soon enough.
And the predictable happened. I came up on a dispute between union members and the teabaggers and of course one of them had a spelling-confused sign. I hadn’t realized that I had captured it right off and so there are two pictures of it. The teabaggers in this picture behaved much like this cartoon depicts. They mocked children and accused everyone there of not having a job — despite the fact that it was held after work.
After this ruckus, I moved right in to a place up close to the teabaggers.
Of course, all of the baggers were old white folks. This old biddy must have been a cheerleader back in the day.
The good guys.
The cautious opposition. they filtered out in a matter of minutes.
Remember, only “the left” uses children to make their point. This poor little girl was holding a NoBama sign.
The old guy with the confused sign trundled off by himself — as did I. My question is: who is sadder?