Ruth Johnson: Vote Killer, Romney Hack, Liar
We’ve been here, folks, a Secretary of State crosses i’s and dots a few t’s and the idea is to turn the election in favor of your guy. And Ruth Johnson of Michigan is doing it so boldly, so moronically, that she’s threatening her own office.
As you probably know, many states have what’s called a “sore loser” law to prevent candidates from running in one party, gathering support and running as an independent later. You lose the Michigan primary? You can’t be a sore loser and try to play spoiler. However, here’s where Secretary of State Ruth Johnson screwed up: Gary Johnson didn’t run in the Michigan primary. He pulled out early in the campaign season precisely so he wouldn’t be a sore loser. In fact, he even filed in Michigan to withdraw.
The bureau of elections CLAIMED they received the filing only THREE MINUTES AFTER THE DEADLINE. A) That’s probably a complete and utter lie. B) the letters and the correspondence say that Johnson has a “FILING” deadline, which is not the same as “must be received by.” They must backdate it to the time it was postmarked – NOT WHEN THEY FELT LIKE LOOKING AT IT. C) Three minutes? Oh, please. You can lie better than that.
This is the most obvious dirty trick I have ever seen in politics – particularly when you realize that the person who drafted the ballot-denial letter was none other than Michigan Romney Campaign Director Attorney General Bill Schuette.
Conflict of interest. Lies. Ballot access denied. THIS is change from hope and change?!
What Planet Is He From?
Rand Paul occasionally makes good decisions and choices – he slowed down the Patriot Act, he made some nice noises about CISPA and NDAA. But today (and a few weeks ago) he showed where his bread is buttered – right on the tattoo above his bunghole that says “Insert GOP here.” And in Rand’s own homophobic parlance – “I can’t imagine a gayer strategy.”
Rand Paul proved today that he is a willing servant of two masters – Mitt Romney and Paul Inc. What people don’t seem to understand about Ron and Rand is that they’re not actually the idealist stalwarts that most people think they are. Like Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, they flip and flop; they just do it for a smaller niche. Ron Paul gets a few nice checks from racists? He’ll say something nice about them in his newsletters so more neo-Nazis can write checks. Rand starts getting bucks from mega-churches? There go the gay people – right in front of the bus. It’s always been about money and branding.
And Ron has been raking it in as a GOP supporting actor. And Ron wants the same truckload of loony-bucks for his son. Everyone on the inside knows this: while most people think Ron’s the most honest man in politics, there will come a time very soon when his books open up. And that perception will be dashed.
Of *course* Rand is going to endorse the Fed-loving, corporatist, marijuana-killing, brown-people-hating, abort-’em-then-don’t-abort-’em Mitt Romney – because Rand’s not a libertarian anymore (apart from a few nice speeches). He’s a Republican.
Audit the Fed! Not me!
Today, Ron Paul did what I always expected him to do – rule out an endorsement of the only libertarian in the race. Up until now, there were a limited number of people who are willing to give money to libertarians, and he doesn’t want to give up those people. But that won’t matter – because people will soon realize what a huckster Ron Paul really is. Like the best whore in the worst financial straits – he’ll say and do anything for a buck.
People don’t understand that Paul is even a bigger flip-flopper than one W. Mitt Romney. From the racist and loony ravings signed by his pen and published under his name (nothing to see here!), to the bizarre method of putting earmarks in legislation and then voting against it (he brings home the bacon without voting for it) to his apologies for radical Islamist groups. And then he turns around and talk about liberty. That’s not deciding on portions of a health care bill, that’s a 180 degree turn from complete tyranny, corporatist and slave-holder mentality to screaming about freedom.
If he were sincere about freedom, he’d support the only libertarian candidate still running for President.
I predict that more rumor mongering will mysteriously appear that Ron Paul secretly has all these delegates in the bag, and “don’t stop believing” and “keep sending in your money.” Honest Ron Paul supporters will end up supporting Gary Johnson with or without his blessing. The nuts will still send in their checks. As will the racists like Don Black. That’s okay – a fool and his money is soon parted. Paul will get the gold, but don’t expect the idea train to move out of Paul’s station.
Because the Ron Paul Revolution has always been about Ron Paul, never about Revolution.
Take a look at this article for more.
Hagel. Right on.
Chuck Hagel’s still got it.
Sounds like he’s still doing the dance of the seven veils about gay marriage.