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Dirty Tricks by Liberals in Michigan GOP Primary

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 11, 2008

Yet another good reason to keep party primaries CLOSED to members only:

The liberal Web site Daily Kos, hoping to “make mischief for the Republican Party — and bolster the Democrats’ chances for taking the White House” — is urging Democrats in Michiagn to cross over and vote for Mitt Romney in Tuesday’s state primary.

It’s a classic dirty trick, but perfectly legal. And while Machiavellian political ploys of this sort rarely work, the author’s logic is thus:

A Romney victory in Michigan will keep him in the presidential race. And the more candidates slugging it out among the Republicans, the better for the Democrats.

John McCain is riding high after his resounding win in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, and Mike Huckabee’s star is still shining following his Iowa win. With South Carolina posing an opportunity for either candidate to continue the momentum, Romney needs to win in his native Michigan to stay competitive.

The former Massachusetts governor is already spending almost all his time there, and he repeatedly says he’s going to win.

Says the Kos, “And we want Romney in, because the more Republican candidates we have fighting it out, trashing each other with negative ads and spending tons of money, the better it is for us. We want Mitt to stay in the race, and to do that, we need him to win in Michigan.”

Source: Race 4 2008

Posted in 2008, daily kos, Democrats, GOP, Primaries | 2 Comments »

Human Events Endorses Fred Thompson

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 11, 2008

I guess this was the big announcement Fred was referring to on the blogger conference call yesterday:

The 2008 presidential election is the most unusual and most important in many years. It’s been more than five decades since such a race didn’t feature an incumbent President or Vice President. Since World War II, America has not had a presidential election at a time when the stakes were higher. Conservatives have to win this election, and to do so, we have to identify a candidate around whom we all can rally.

Fundamental Beliefs

We begin by recalling the profound words of Ronald Reagan at the Conservative Political Action Conference Feb. 15, 1975: “A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency or simply to swell its numbers.” We believed that then, and we believe it now. The issue for us — and for the conservative community — boils down to which of the candidates is most representative of the fundamental conservative principles we believe in.

The answer is Fred Thompson.

Read the rest at Human Events

If Fred keeps doing what he did last night, then he’ll stay alive in the primaries. He is my first choice, as well.

Posted in 2008, Conservatism, Fred Thompson, GOP, President | 1 Comment »

What do Iraqis think of the Americans?

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 11, 2008

The greatest sign of hope in Iraq are the children. These kids have grown up with American forces. I was surprised to learn how much they admire the men and women of the armed forces, they marvel at the Humvees and the body armor. They often demand chocolate, but will be just as happy with a handshake.

Dora is a very mixed neighborhood with plenty of Shia, Sunni and even Christian Iraqis. I got to know Dora pretty well, and I can tell you, it was once a very rough neighborhood. The answers this kid gave had nothing to do with politics or diplomacy, this is just what he’s experiencing and this was just his answer to my question.

Read more at Matt Sanchez

Posted in america, Iraq, Military, World War IV | Leave a Comment »

What Do Crack Dealers and Those Who Hire Illegal Aliens Have in Common? by Carl Mumpower

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 11, 2008

What’s the difference between a crack dealer, a pimp, and a greedy businessman who hires illegal aliens? Nothing, according to Carl Mumpower, 11th District Republican candidate for Congress.

Mumpower stated Tuesday that in significant ways, businessmen who hire illegals are, in fact, doing more harm to society than some of our worst criminals. “These people take advantage of a cheap labor pool which, in turn, kills the need to motivate, train, and uplift our own citizens,” commented Mumpower. “Add to that all the hidden costs to our schools, hospitals, and police departments, and the extra financial burdens leave us increasingly unable to help our own.”

You can read the rest at Carl Mumpower’s AC-T Blog.

Posted in 2008, Carl Mumpower, crime, drug culture, GOP, illegal aliens, NC-11 | 1 Comment »

(VIDEO) Entire SC GOP Debate

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 11, 2008

SC GOP Debate…playlist

I am re-posting the embedded analysis by Debate Central:


I will post more here when I watch the debate.

Posted in 2008, Blog Talk Radio, Debate, GOP, Primaries | Leave a Comment »

SC GOP Debate Coverage and Crazy Ron Paul

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 11, 2008

Real Clear Politics Graph

First, here is a playlist clip of the highlights:

playlist of debate clips

And here are what people are reporting:

It seems that most pundits agree that Fred won, and I wonder if the blogger conference call had anything to do with lighting a much-needed fire under him.

Here is a Blog talk Radio coverage of the debate vis this embedded player:

Gateway Pundit has a good roundup, and lays into Ron Paul for the Gulf of Tonkin insanity. Ron Paul has been listening to too many conspiracy nuts and lefties!

And finally (finally!) the Media starts picking up on the racist past of Ron Paul, and his associates.

Ron Paul claims he didn’t know what was in his own newsletter…and he thinks he can become President? No, if George Allen cannot say “macaca” one time…then Ron Paul cannot have years of newsletters with his name on them and not get knocked around.

And, here is a recent video requesting that we leave Ron Paul alone:

If Ron Paul, or the Democrats can’t handle Fox News, then how can we expect them to handle the thugs in the United Nations and elsewhere in the world?
THe Democrats and Pauleroids are a binch of crybabies.

Posted in 2008, Debate, Fred Thompson, Idiot Ron Paul Supporters, President, Primaries | Leave a Comment »