President Obama – About that Dogcatcher Thing…

Uhhhh…Pres…

The primary results in West Virginia yesterday were not good. A convicted felon serving time in jail got 41% of the vote!

While it isn’t time yet to circle the wagons…

I do think it is (long) past time to start hanging some foot up Republican derriere.

You need to do 3 things to get the Moderate and Progressive Dems to turn out and vote:

  1. Get the rhetorical Louisville Slugger out of the closet and apply it liberally to Republicans every time you speak from now until the election.
  2. Turn Harry Reid loose to exercise the “Nuclear Option” on baseless filibustering by the Reprobates. Get those Judges appointed immediately.
  3. Make it very clear to the electorate that simply electing you to office isn’t enough. They need to get behind their local Democrat politicians to throw the scumbags out – else watch their states suffer as Wisconsin has.

No matter how intransigent and crooked the Republicans are – YOU are the man in charge, and one seen as having the responsibility ultimately to make the system work. The General gets the blame for losing the war – not the moron soldiers who loaded cases of liquor instead of artillery shells in their trucks.

Harry Truman faced the same issue – as did FDR.

There are some folks in this world you just can’t reason with other than at the receiving end of a baseball bat.

Ouch! Obama loses 41 percent of W.Va. primary vote to federal inmate.

Inmate Keith Judd

In an embarrassment to President Obama, Federal Inmate No. 11593-051 – otherwise known as Keith Judd – won 10 counties and 41 percent of the vote in West Virginia’s Democratic presidential primary Tuesday.

Mr. Judd is incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution in TexarkanaTexas, where he is serving a 210-month sentence for extortion, according to TheCharleston Gazette. Judd had paid the $2,500 filing fee and submitted a notarized “certificate of announcement” to appear on the ballot.

He is even qualified to have a delegate at theDemocratic National Convention, because he won at least 15 percent of vote. However, no one has stepped forward to fill that role.

But those are just details. The Republicans are having a field day with this slap at the president. Mr. Obama is deeply unpopular in West Virginia and was already certain to lose the small mountainous state in November. But the fact that enough people bothered to turn out in an uncontested primary to register a protest against the incumbent is telling.

“Just how unpopular does someone have to be for this to happen?” says Joe Pounder, research director and deputy communications director at the Republican National Committee, in a statement.

He notes that Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia wouldn’t say whom he voted for in the primary. “Apparently, it’s a smarter political calculation to let people believe you may have voted for the guy in federal prison over the sitting president of your own party. Just saying,” Mr. Pounder writes.

West Virginia’s Democratic governor, Earl Ray Tomblin, has also not revealed his vote. Energy is a big issue in his state – America’s second-biggest producer of coal – and the Environmental Protection Agency’s handling of mining-related permits has angered the local industry, writes theAssociated Press.

In addition to being a convicted felon, Judd is also a serial presidential candidate. In the 2008Idaho Democratic primary, he finished third behind Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton with 1.7 percent of the vote, per The Charleston Gazette.

What’s wrong With This Picture?

Fresh on the heels of news that now nearly 1/2 of Americans are at or below the poverty level, we are treated to the nightly charade of the Republican Party nomination…

8...7...6...5...4...3...2... WHO?

One of whose weekly flavors who is “leading” (as we are constantly reminded) is one of the people most responsible for America’s meltdown, and the sad, sad state of affairs of today. I mean, Neut’s 1994 Contract on America has to satnd as the penultimate symbol of failure..a 50 story building which never should have been allowed to go above 13 because it simply lacked either the architecture or the foundation. A Southern Fried bastardization of Raygun’s political strategy, but not political motivation, stewardship, patriotism, or integrity – Neut burned dow any mote of morality or integrity in the GOP, and made it a cheap crack whore junkie to the politics of polarization.

And they want to consider running this clown for President? The simple fact that Republicans are voting to allow him to run as their representative instead of a short vote for the choice of a rope or a bullet after a brief trial …  is full and graphic proof that the politics of phobias, racism, and greed will top the general welfare and national progress every time.

Black Folks in Texas Speak Up About “Big Hair” Perry

One of the ways to find out how good or bad a candidate is…

Is to ask the folks at home.

Texas Blacks advise looking at the real Rick Perry

Not Just and Empty Suit... But an Empty Toupe

Perry’s standard line is that he can do for the nation what he has done for Texas, which he says is create jobs, maintain public education and balance the budget without raising taxes. But the numbers, and Black residents of the state, tell a different story.

“I just want America to wake up and look at the true picture,” said Karen Hasan, a postal service supervisor and Texas resident for 32 years. “He’s [Rick Perry] talking out both sides of his neck.”

Residents speaking to the AFRO about Gov. Perry were largely in agreement, citing unemployment, substandard jobs and a failing public education system among the governor’s biggest shortcomings. “I haven’t seen him try to create any jobs for people or anything,” said Texas native Regina Holley, 53. “I don’t think he’s done anything that’s worked out well for Texas.”

Charles Dorsey, 62 and a Texan for 35 years, said many of the jobs being created don’t even pay minimum wage, adding, “Texas has the lowest average hourly income of any state in the United States other than Mississippi. I think people need to understand the type of jobs being created.”

Along with the unemployment and jobs situation in the state, native Texan Ronni Bowman, third year student at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, referenced the large number of residents without health insurance.

Saying that he panders to special interests, Melanie Spratt-Anderson, the first Black and three-term Upton County attorney, said Perry’s only interest in health care came in the form of a 2007 executive order to inoculate girls, by the sixth grade, with Merck’s Gardasil while at the same time refusing to sign legislation to renew the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The state legislature was able to stop this action and Perry’s connections to Merck were under scrutiny. She said, “Anybody that has enough money to contribute to him, will get what they pay for.”

Dorsey questioned Perry’s transparency. “Unfortunately, the people of Texas cannot even get his calendar for last month or months before. … One of the things that really bothers me is that the guy is so secretive about what he’s doing that every seven days all of his emails are purged. So people don’t really know what he is doing and what he has done.”

Dorsey also called Perry “one of the biggest phonies I have ever seen,” with George Powell, a 15 year Texas resident, adding, “He has a reputation for being all fluff. Everything is ceremonial.”

Which probably explains why each one dismissed Perry’s Houston day of prayer and fasting. Powell said, “Clearly it was just to jumpstart his campaign.” Hasan added, “I think it’s a ploy to get more votes.”

Saying that Texas politicians pander to conservative Christians, Spratt-Anderson added, “It was purely to get the votes. I wish Christians would stop falling for that.”

“That’s why I’m saying he’s a phony,” said Dorsey. “Up until recently, Rick Perry has not been a very religious person. In fact, if you ask his church, he’s only tithed like $98 for the whole year. But now, all of a sudden, he’s become this religious person, [saying] that we can pray everything away. 

“Unfortunately if people fall for this, we’re in a world of trouble.”

No one recommended Perry as a candidate to look at when voting for president. “I think we’d be looking at another George Bush,” said Spratt Anderson. “… I don’t think it would be good.”

Powell concurred, saying that while Perry is probably the best in the Republican field right now, all that really means is that he is just the least objectionable of a lot of really bad choices. Holley said, “He’d just bring more destruction to the people of the United States.”

“The country is in trouble and needs someone with the ability to get us out reasonably,” said Dorsey. “I want people to really look at the true Rick Perry. Because if they did, they would never vote for him.”

Bigots “R’ Us

An interesting look at the soft (and sotimes hard) bigotry of the republican candidates in the Presidential Primary…

In Spain they have “the running of the Bulls”…

Here, we have “The running of the rejects”.

The Definitive Guide to Bigotry in the 2012 Republican Primaries (So Far)

…Faulty as the Democrats may be, read this guide and remember that liberals still believe abolishing slavery was a good idea and that women should not be confined to the kitchen—which is not something you can say about all of the Republican contenders.

Rick Santorum, Former Senator from Pennsylvania

In 2003, then-Sen. Santorum conflated being gay with bigamy, incest and having sex with farm animals, then said, “That’s not to pick on homosexuality.” Really?

Later, Sen. Santorum actually copped to his prejudices, but spun them as a positive trait. “You can say I’m a hater, but I would argue I’m a lover,” Santorum said. “I’m a lover of traditional families and of the right of children to have a mother and father…. I would argue that the future of America hangs in the balance.” Sounds like a hater to me.

In 2008, Santorum tried to manufacture liberal angst about then-candidate Barack Obama, saying Democrats feared Obama “may go to Indonesia and bow to more Muslims.” That’s not to pick on Muslims, right? Still, the one thing I can say about Santorum is at least he’s openly and consistently bigoted. There’s something oddly old fashioned about that.

Michele Bachmann, Representative from Minnesota

Bachmann signed the infamous “black kids were better off under slavery” pledge and ushered in a real high point in the campaign season as pundits struggled in-artfully to talk about the nation’s ugly racial history. Then Bachmann demeaned President Obama’s economic policies by alleging he’s tying the U.S. economy to Zimbabwe.

But Bachmann is not all rhetoric—she takes it to the streets. In 2006, then State Sen. Bachmann hid behind a bush to spy on a gay rights rally, crouching with her husband Marcus who runs a cure-away-the-gay reparative therapy organization of which she is “extremely proud.”

Speaking of her husband, Bachmann’s gender does not make her a feminist. She once told wives “to be submissive to your husbands” like she was when Marcus told her to go to grad school and run for Congress. “I was going to be faithful to what I felt God was calling me to do through my husband,” Bachmann said.

Herman Cain, Former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza Continue reading

Is Obama Another Jimmy Carter?

The base is getting restless – and frustrated by repeat failures by President Obama to grab the Bull by the Horns – folding up his tent and running away at the first sign of Republican resistance…

The real key to Obama’s election chances are in his support by minority groups. Among Hispanics, his approval rating is falling rapidly. While Hispanics are unlikely to vote in the republican Lynch Mob – that doesn’t mean they wouldn’t embrace a Democrat Primary challenger or a Third Party.

Black folks also are growing weary of President Obama’s “punking out” on issue after issue.  The Republican talking point is that it is the economy and jobs. Black folks know full well who is going to be last in line for those jobs should Republicans gain control. So – even though President Obama isn’t seen as making much progress, there is a big difference in being goverened by the well meaning but weak willed and ineffective…

And the strong willed who are out to kill you.

Democrats doubt Barack Obama’s reelection chances

President Barack Obama is facing mounting doubts within his own party about his re-election prospects, with fellow Democrats beginning to ask if Hillary Clinton would have made a better president.

Mr Obama’s capitulation to Republicans in the recent tussle over deficit reduction is being seen as the lowest point of his presidency and the latest in a series of blows to the liberal agenda.

Faced with the staunch opposition of the Tea Party contingent of the Republican Party, he agreed to widespread cuts in government spending without winning any revenue increases in exchange.

Finding it hard to defend his often listless and repetitive performances, Democratic strategists and commentators are privately agreeing with Republicans and comparing Mr Obama to Jimmy Carter, another Democrat who remains the post-war benchmark for a failed president.

“He is a do-gooder at heart,” said Morris Reid, a Washington consultant and former Clinton official. “He thinks everyone has the same agenda to do the right thing, but other people don’t have the same agenda. Their agenda is to score points and get their party re-elected.

“This is the downside of him not being terribly political like Bill Clinton was. Bill Clinton woke up every day relishing this kind of fight, and Hillary is just a tougher person. The Clintons are much more combative, they are always ready to go to Defcon 1 (‘war is imminent’ state).”

Mr Reid added that the president remained a formidable campaigner and fund-raiser and should not be ruled out of the fight in 2012. But he said some Democrats were feeling “buyer’s remorse” for selecting the president in his epic battle with Mrs Clinton for the 2008 Democratic nomination.

“The notion everyone is talking about is ‘is he Jimmy Carter or will he be a one-term president’,” he said.

Gary Pearce, a Democratic strategist in North Carolina, a swing state Mr Obama is likely to struggle to retain in 2012, said: “Democrats are worried. He looks weak, he doesn’t say anything that grabs you, and people are looking for some kind of magic.”

He said some activists were asking “do we need someone tougher to fight the tea party?” “You see a yearning for a Bill Clinton-type approach and Hillary would reflect that. Obama is just a different political animal, he is a low-key guy,” he added.

Mr Obama’s approval rating has fallen dramatically since the killing of Osama bin Laden in early May, and he has failed to outline a vision for how he will improve chronic unemployment and a housing market in which one if five mortgage holders are in negative equity.

A 2012 primary challenge by Mrs Clinton is currently regarded as unlikely, but growing number of party activists and old hands are hoping that she changes her mind.

On his nightly television show, liberal host Bill Maher dismissed Mr Obama as a Republican, and asked his panel if Mrs Clinton would have made a better president.

“Yes,” replied astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, an African American astrophysicist and broadcaster, adding that the Secretary of State would have been “a more effective negotiator in the halls of Congress”.

Black Leaders Mulling Primary Challenge to Obama in 2012

How pissed off are folks getting at Obama letting the tail wag the dog?

Mr President...It's the Dog Which is Supposed to Play Dead... Not You.

 

Clarence B. Jones, a one-time confidant of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., suggested that liberals should break with Mr. Obama now, just as Dr. King and others did with Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968. “It is not easy to consider challenging the first African-American to be elected president of the United States,” Mr. Jones wrote. “But, regrettably, I believe the time has come to do this.” (Murmurs of Primary Challenge to Obama)

Rangel Wins in NY

As expected, 20 time Congressman Charlie Rangel won his primary race in New York – virtually assuring him of another term…

And even more importantly to Rangel, providing him with the ability to pay off nearly $2 million in legal bills accumulated in defending himself against ethics charges.

Seems to me, if there was a single brain cell left in the Ethics Committee, they would have let Charlie go quietly into the night, following his promise to retire before this election.

Rangel Wins in NY

Rep. Charles Rangel has fought off five challengers to prevail in his Democratic primary. The victory—likely to assure the 80-year-old of another 2 years in Congress—comes despite multiple ethics charges pending against him, the AP notes. (More Rangel news here.) Democrats, including President Obama, had urged Rangel to consider stepping aside.
“This isn’t a win for Charlie Rangel, this is our community’s win. This is all of you that spoke,’’ the 40-year House veteran told supporters. “My heart is beating so fast because of the terrible accusations and allegations,’’ he said. “It beats fast because of my pride in coming from a community and my friends and voters say hey, we’ll make the decision.’’ Rangel is awaiting trial by fellow lawmakers for 13 alleged violations of House rules.

Ex Mayor Herenton Plays the Race Card in Tennessee

Former Mayor of Memphis, Herenton is playing the race card in the Democrat Primary, against Congressman Steve Cohen, a Jewish man – who represents a majority black district.

I think Herenton is way out of bounds with this – and hopefully the voters will agree. Cohen has done an outstanding job for his District by all reports, which is why he has the endorsement of both the Congressional Black Caucus and President Obama.

Seems to me that if Herenton was a great Mayor, and is so popular…

He could knock off a Republican in one of the other seats.

Ex-mayor injects race into primary

Forty-two years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, while promoting the importance of the content of one’s character. Today, an African-American candidate who marched with King is hoping the voters in this Democratic primary race will look at the color of his skin.

Dr. Willie Herenton, who served as mayor of Memphis for almost two decades until he resigned in 2009, is making race a key part of his platform in his attempt to unseat incumbent Rep. Steve Cohen.

Herenton’s main campaign slogan on yard signs, flyers and T-shirts is phrase “Just One,” a reference to his belief that there should be at least one African- American representing Tennessee in Congress.

“I believe that it is very clear to the majority of the citizens of this community that we lack representation. And all we are seeking is just one, well-qualified, African-American to serve in an 11-member Tennessee delegation that is currently all white,” Herenton said. Continue reading

State GOP Deserts Semi-White GOP Candidate in South Carolina

Seems to be a lot of heartburn in South Caroliana Republican circles that a “Sikharoon” could soon become their Governor…

Less than two weeks ago, on Republican legislator called her a “Raghead”.

Several others have suddenly discovered they had sexual relations with her despite her being married – although such recollections seem seriously questionable at this late date.

Mrs Haley, trying to follow the Bobby Jindal path to Republican power grew up as a Sikh, her parents from India. Like Jindal, she converted to christianity and apparently found fun and fortune being a semi-white person in the Republican Party.

It would appear that at least some South Carolina Republicans aren’t real excited about her tan – although not enough to keep her from nearly winning the Republican primary.

In true South Carolina Republican form – the dirt is now really going to fly!

SC Governor Candidate (R) Nikki Haley and Family

South Carolina GOP breaks ranks on Nikki Haley

While national Republicans are busy advancing state Rep. Nikki Haley’s bid for governor of South Carolina, much of the state GOP establishment is working furiously to torpedo her chances in the June 22 runoff.

Gresham Barrett, the GOP congressman backed by a high-priced team of veteran consultants, has launched a two-week, take-no-prisoners assault to defeat her. Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer, who came in a distant fourth in the Republican primary, has endorsed Barrett. So has the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. And some of her statehouse colleagues, after eight tumultuous years of Gov. Mark Sanford, are determined to stop Haley — a Sanford protégé — from taking the top job.

It’s an unusual spectacle: a rare instance in which state and national GOP interests are utterly divergent and at odds.

National Republicans — including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and the Republican Governors Association — have pushed hard for Haley, pointing to her as a rising star, a potential leader in a party that’s long struggled to bring diversity into its ranks.

Both Palin and Romney endorsed her during the primary, and Romney will campaign for her again on Friday. The RGA — which claimed on primary election night that voters made a “clear choice in Nikki Haley” in spite of the looming runoff — has assisted with money and messaging. Prominent national conservative voices have jumped in to defend her. Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol and Gary Bauer, a leading social conservative, have condemned Barrett’s campaign for advancing stories suggesting Haley is not a true Christian and still attends Sikh services, as do her Indian-American parents. Bauer has even called for Barrett to fire the campaign consultant responsible.

Barrett’s having none of it, attacking Haley as “the Sanford candidate,” which for many voters conjures up the outgoing South Carolina governor’s embarrassing jaunt to Argentina to visit his mistress. Continue reading

Clyburn Calls for Criminal Investigation Into SC Phantom Candidate

Two things are fishy about Alving Greene’s candidacy. How did an unemployed guy who was so broke he had to live with his parents come up with the $10,000 registration fee? And, where did those 100,000 votes magically appear from?

I think the problem here is a lot deeper than just the money, and places in question the validity of South Carolina elections, perhaps going back decades.

Time to take a real hard look at what is going on in South Carolina.

Alvin Greene - Fish or Fowl?

Clyburn says S.C. Dem Senate candidate a ‘plant;’ calls for probe

The man nominated as Democrats’ candidate for Senate in South Carolina might have been a “plant,” a high-ranking Democrat suggested Thursday.

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) called for in South Carolina to investigate the circumstances that led to Alvin Greene winning the Democratic Senate primary in his state earlier this week.

“There were some real shenanigans going on in the South Carolina primary,” Clyburn said during an appearance on the liberal Bill Press radio show. “I don’t know if he was a Republican plant; he was someone’s plant.”

The third-ranking House Democrat said he found it strange that Greene, a relative unknown prior to Tuesday, was able to produce the money to register and run for Senate despite being unemployed.

Greene allegedly tried to pay the registation fee in cash, and Clyburn said he wondered whether an outside party might have funded both the fee and Greene’s campaign, in violation of federal campaign finance laws.

Despite having no real campaign or prior political support in the state, Greene won the primary to face Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) this fall with nearly 59 percent of the vote — almost 100,000 votes.

The South Carolina Democratic Party called on Greene on Wednesday to drop out of the race after The Associated Press reported that the candidate is facing felony charges for having allegedly displayed pornographic images to a college student.

Adding to the pressure on Greene was Clyburn’s call for a probe to look at the possibility that an outside party might have funded Greene’s campaign beyond legally permissible limits, and without having disclosed the source of those payments. He also called on the U.S. attorney in the state to investigate Greene’s alleged felony.

“I would hope the U.S. attorney down there would look at this,” Clyburn said about Greene’s qualifications for the ballot, also pointing to Greene’s having allegedly tried to pay the fee to run for Senate in cash, despite being unemployed.

“I think there’s some federal laws being violated in this race, but I think some shenanigans are going on in South Carolina,” Clyburn explained. “Somebody gave him that $10,000 and he who took it should be investigated, and he who gave it should be investigated.”

Who Was That Guy, Anyway?

Hat Tip to Alvin Greene! He got both Democrats allowed to vote in South Carolina to vote for him!

Jobless Guy Who Didn’t Campaign Wins SC Primary

Alvin Greene’s surprise victory in South Carolina’s Democratic Senate primary has left much of the state asking: “Who?” The 32-year-old unemployed Army veteran had no campaign funds and no website but still managed to defeat former judge Vic Rawl, and will now be running against incumbent Republican Sen. Jim DeMint this fall, the AP reports.

Greene, who paid the $10,000 filing fee and all other campaign expenses out of his own funds, may have won because people unfamiliar with either candidate “voted alphabetically,” says the chair of South Carolina’s Democratic Party. But Greene will take it, he tells Mother Jones: “I’m not concentrating on how I was elected—it’s history. I’m the Democratic nominee—we need to get talking about America back to work.”

Now, wouldn’t it be absolutely beautiful if Greene could pull off another upset come November?

Black Tea Bagger Loses…Badly

Faux News resident Aunte Tomasina and all around sick puppy black Tea Bagger, Angela McGlowan also got her head handed to her last night, coming in last in a 3 way race for the Republican nomination to run in Mississippi’s 1st District. She raised only $87,093, which included $12,372 from her own pocket, and last night she scored only 15 percent of the vote in her primary.

Unable to keep her mouth shut, and her brain in gear, McGlowan spouted -

“Right now it looks like Alan is going to take the nomination. I will vote for Alan, but I will not endorse him, because he’s a RINO Republican, and he has raised folks’ taxes, and I think he would run amok in Washington, D.C., the same as any other incumbent politician.

“I will go and work diligently to defeat Obama and Nancy Pelosi – to defeat their agenda. I have run as an antiestablishment, anti-incumbent candidate, and I stand by my principles of not raising taxes on people. To flipflop in people in Jackson, Mississippi, you’ll flipflop on people in Washington, D.C.

“I pray Alan changes, and if he does, I’ll support him.

“We put up a great fight and won. I’m the first black woman ever to run in this district. We did it on a shoestring budget. People said we were going to come here and buy votes; we didn’t buy votes. People said we were going to bring Washington, D.C., here; we didn’t. We ran an earnest and honest campaign, and I know that we’ve inspired people. Y’all ought to be proud. I’m very happy that you guys were part of my team.

“This is a victory … because we’ve inspired others. We have greater things to do: We have to take on the liberals and the RINO Republicans.

The Wall Smacks Artur Davis in Alabama

What happens when a black politician votes against the interests of his constituents, rejects meeting with black civic and Civil Rights Groups…

And runs against a white politician who has worked hard to attract those groups?

He loses.

Artur Davis

Congressman Artur Davis had been running to become Alabama’s first black Governor. He decided to become a Blue Dog, voting against Health Care Reform, and notably shifting to the right.

What Happened to Artur Davis?

He led in every poll, and just got walloped (In unofficial results released early Wednesday morning, with 99 percent of precincts reporting, Sparks had 199,190 votes (62 percent) and Davis had 119,908 (38 percent).)  Early reports point to low turn-out among blacks:

While hard numbers were not yet available late Tuesday, long time observers in Davis’ camp said Sparks’ victory appears to have been achieved, at least in part, because of low voter turnout among blacks who, unlike two years ago when they showed up in big numbers to vote for Barack Obama, showed no such enthusiasm for Davis on Tuesday.
I find this framing interesting. The underlying premise seems to be that Davis was somehow entitled to black votes. This despite the fact, as Michael Tomasky points out, that Davis reps a majority black district where one in five people lack health-care, but voted against the health care bill. You don’t get to just stand in front the people and say “Hey I’m black and smart” and then wait for the torrent of civic pride.
Sparks seems to have beaten Davis by pulling a significant (perhaps 40% or more) minority of African-American voters while trouncing him among white voters. Sparks carried Jefferson County (Birmingham) handily, although Davis represents a big chunk of the county, and ran well even in majority-African-American counties in or near Davis’ district. The CW tomorrow will probably be that Davis thought far too much about positioning himself for the general election before concentrating on the primary, and that Sparks’ uncontested claim on endorsements by African-American political groups was a big deal after all. It didn’t hurt that the winner also got considerable help from the Alabama Education Association, the big dog in Alabama Democratic politics, and had a substantive issue–a state lottery–that’s always played well with Alabama Democrats, particularly black voters.
Looks to me that Davis is soon to be an ex-Congressman as well.

Uhhhhh… About That “Tea”

The Tea Party was founded named for a pre-Revolutionary War event when Colonists tossed British Tea into the Boston Harbor to protest taxes…

This Tea Bagger has found a far better use for “tea”…

Smoking it!

GOP Tea Party

Tim D'Annunzio

Tea Party Candidate Thinks He’s the Messiah

Republican leaders have declared open war on Tim D’Annunzio, a Tea Party-backed North Carolina congressional candidate who they fear may be insane. They’re publicizing documents from D’Annunzio’s divorce, in which his wife testifies that he called himself the messiah, predicted god would drop a 1,000-mile high pyramid on Greenland, and claimed to have found the Ark of the Covenant in Arizona. A doctor also revealed that he smokes pot almost every day, reports the AP

Years later, a judge ruled that he had willfully skipped child support payments, adding that he’d described himself as a “religious zealot” who considered the government the “Antichrist.” The chairman of the North Carolina GOP says D’Annunzio “has disqualified himself by his background, his record and his behavior.” But he might actually win; he got more votes initial primary voting than anyone else, and has plenty of cash for his runoff with local sportscaster Harold Johnson.

Tim D’Annunzio calls for N.C. GOP chair to resign

On Monday, Republican congressional candidate Tim D’Annunzio fired back at GOP leaders who’ve spoken out against his controversial campaign, demanding that the chairman of the North Carolina GOP step down. Continue reading

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