Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Obama's New BFF

UPDATE: Methinks there is a civil war abrew in the Republi-con party, and they're picking sides now:

On Monday night Palin "took on New Jersey’s blunt-talking governor, her fellow Republican Chris Christie, declaring that he had gotten “his panties in a wad” in a “rookie mistake” that reflected a “lack of self discipline.”

Mr. Christie is the most prominent surrogate for Mitt Romney, who now finds himself locked in an increasingly caustic duel for the Republican presidential nomination with Newt Gingrich."

Read The New York Times, Palin Has a Few Choice Words for Christie.

"The most important figure in Tuesday night’s State of the Union address wasn’t on the House floor. In fact, he hasn’t taken a seat in front of the chamber in 13 years.

But as he campaigned for the Republican presidential nomination in Florida, former House speaker Newt Gingrich was doing more to boost President Obama’s reelection prospects than anything Obama himself could do. While Obama was using the speech to portray the Republicans as plutocrats, Gingrich was doing all he could to prove the caricature true."

Read the Washington Post, Gingrich is Obama’s best surrogate.

For further proof, read CBS News, Gingrich-Romney lives in world of "Swiss bank accounts" and $20 million income and the Washington Post, Gingrich mocks Romney’s 'self-deportation' plan for illegal immigrants.

Keep your fingers crossed that The Great Lecherer, aka Newtenstein, wins the nomination and brings us many happy shows til November.

Even better, he could pick as his running mate Save Us, Sarah, Save Us! (<--editorial note: that term is copy righted by

Mass Incarceration in America

"For a great many poor people in America, particularly poor black men, prison is a destination that braids through an ordinary life, much as high school and college do for rich white ones. More than half of all black men without a high-school diploma go to prison at some time in their lives. Mass incarceration on a scale almost unexampled in human history is a fundamental fact of our country today—perhaps the fundamental fact, as slavery was the fundamental fact of 1850. In truth, there are more black men in the grip of the criminal-justice system—in prison, on probation, or on parole—than were in slavery then. Over all, there are now more people under 'correctional supervision' in America—more than six million—than were in the Gulag Archipelago under Stalin at its height. That city of the confined and the controlled, Lockuptown, is now the second largest in the United States." Read The New Yorker, The Caging of America.