Tag Archives: politics

Ron Paul can upset Newt but what about the Iowa Caucus?

December 14, 2011

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It only takes one click to “get the picture” of the current state of Rick Perry’s presidential campaign: www.RickPerry.com. Yep, its that bad. Even his own state’s Republican Congressional delegation have failed to endorse him. On the other hand there’s the owner of Rick Perry.com who happens to be another politician from Texas with the initials […]

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Herman Cain: Teflon Pizza Don or Mr. Magoo of GOP

November 1, 2011

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I have been wanting to move past “politics of the day” to discuss what I think are more relevant issues in the bigger picture but I continue to be fascinated by Herman Cain and what his story means to the 2012 race. The more media declares his candidacy over the better he does with the […]

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Herman Cain Denies Sexual Harassment but can he Dodge the Character Assassination attempt?

October 31, 2011

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Herman Cain has had a long week of plateauing and catching strange looks for his recent campaign ads, but the latest news of possible sexual harassment hush money will be a true test of his campaign’s Teflon coating. I wondered how long it would take for the media, who have been infatuated with the “unexplained” rise of Herman […]

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Stars and Bars and Battle-scars

October 30, 2011

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It has already been widely reported, but Rick Perry has come out against the Confederate battle flag being placed on Texas license plates stating, “We don’t need to be opening up old wounds.” This is a departure from an earlier statement released by his staff that indicated, “The governor believes this is a decision for […]

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Why Herman Cain may be Able even without money

October 25, 2011

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Herman Cain was right when he said Black Walnut is “not the flavor of the week.” In fact everytime Republican primary voters get a taste they come back for more. For the political junkie who is used to watching the Republican party consistantly nominate the establishment candidate there are some very interesting dynamics going on here. […]

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Rush Limbaugh said it first.

October 19, 2011

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I could not help but comment on the above headline. It was displayed prominently by Drudge post-debate. What’s interesting is earlier in the day on his radio program Rush Limbaugh  said, “So their objective at CNN is going to be to make every one of these people look like an absolute wacko nutcase fruitcake.” So Anderson Cooper will […]

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Anita Perry: Window to Camp Perry?

October 14, 2011

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Anita Perry could give strong insight into the unpreparedness of Rick Perry’s Presidential campaign.  Recently she spoke in South Carolina in an emotional monologue about the relationship with her husband, their life in small town Texas and answering God’s call to run for President. She expressed her dismay of the attacks by the media and his GOP […]

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Herman Cain: Cracking the Black Walnut

October 14, 2011

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The takeaway:  Voters are expressing what they want in a candidate more than their actual support for Herman Cain or his 9-9-9 plan. Talk to a political hack and he is likely to tell you Herman Cain is not a ‘serious’ candidate. Poll Republican primary voters and you get a different answer. Pundits and even the other candidates […]

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Rick Perry …Not in Texas Anymore

October 13, 2011

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If Rick Perry wants to separate himself from the field and make this a two-man race, his window is closing. He brilliantly crafted the timing of his entry to maximize his own buzz against the “weak” front-runner status of Romney but since stumbling out of the blocks his campaign has been in free fall. The […]

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Mitt Romney and the 7 Dwarves?

October 12, 2011

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I Watched the GOP primary debate in awe that the Republican Party has yet to find atruly competitive conservative candidate to challenge Mitt Romney.  It was like watching an episode of surviver for most of the candidates as they desperately tried to play up their support and stand out from an overly crowded field. The debates may have […]

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Perry v. Romney: The State of Abortion

October 10, 2011

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The Values Voters Summit was held this weekend in the city politicians love to hate, Washington, D.C.. The winner was a famous conservative politician from Texas with the initials RP who also happens to- not be Rick Perry. So the narrative remains, a weak front runner in Mitt Romney vs. the “conservative alternative”.  Rick Perry […]

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Mike Huckabee, Occupy Wall Street and how Supply-side Media works

October 10, 2011

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In his monologue Mike Huckabee referred to Occupy Wall Street as ‘young and the wanna be young’ who would rather ‘yell’ than work. He continued, saying they should put down their iphones and get jobs in a field picking vegetables. He was trying to be clever and infer these people were hypocrites for using technology […]

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Rick Perry jabs Occupy Wall Street at Value Voters Summit

October 8, 2011

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He may not have addressed it directly but Rick Perry referred to the Occupy Wall Street movement in his latest address to the Value Voters Summit. You know Liberals are now pointing the finger of blame at successful employers under the guise of fairness, but when they utter phrases like “fair share” you just know, heh, they’re […]

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Occupy Austin “This movement is about Democracy”

October 7, 2011

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I returned to #OccupyAustin about dusk. The occupiers had grown in number to over 1,000 and the atmosphere was festive. The crowd skewed young but was at least as diverse as the city itself. There were impromptu sing-a-longs, home made signs and lots of folks who were clearly there out of curiosity. I walked into City Hall which […]

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Occupy Austin at City Hall

October 6, 2011

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Occupy Austin, a set on Flickr. I arrived about 11am at Austin City Hall for the #OccupyAustin event. The occupiers numbered about 300. There were about 5 news trucks from local Austin media who were browsing the crowd for interesting looking characters to interview. The APD was also out in force. After exchanging several emails […]

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Occupy Wallstreet (Anywhere)

October 6, 2011

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Today is #OccupyAustin and as I talk to local politicos about the burgeoning new “occupy[insertyourtown]” movement we speculate on how long it will be before some highly funded, issue specific group comes in and marginalizes it like the TEA Party. Within the Occupy Austin movement there is a clear structure being created with a General Assembly […]

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Niggerhead-gate: Heritage not Hate?

October 5, 2011

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I still believe this “#Niggerheadgate” will blow over before the next debate. This week has already seen more than its fair share of racial politics and strangely intertwined narratives. In a nut shell it goes something like – Rick Perry gets in trouble over a racial slur on his ranch, then fires back at Herman Cain for […]

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Why we tax the rich- for dummies

October 4, 2011

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Why should we tax the rich? Its a question that reminds me of a childhood argument I had with my parents every time they bought me a new pair of shoes. I wanted the latest (and most expensive) Nike tennis so they would always remind me of how much it cost to make them, how much […]

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“Niggerhead”: A good Whitewashing?

October 3, 2011

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The Washington Post published a story suggesting that Governor Perry took little issue with an offensive slur etched into a stone near the entrance of his hunting camp. The now infamous “Niggerhead” has been painted over but the story has raised eyebrows including those of black conservative and GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain. Cain himself is barely […]

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A different kind of Festival

September 25, 2011

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It’s the weekend following ACL and I’m at the Texas Tribune Festival. Its a festival for policy wonks, news junkies, liberal do-gooders and industry insiders. I got lucky and received an invitation from a friend who won tickets on twitter. The festival was organized by the Texas Tribune which describes themselves as: …a nonpartisan, nonprofit […]

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