This strikes me as weird even though the norm for conservative pundits is weird – THE CONSPIRACY THEORY RIGHT-WINGERS HAVE COMPLETELY OVERLOOKED
Ann Coulter and Kerry Picket of The Washington Times have been flogging the preposterous notion that there’s a sinister Chicago connection to the leaking of the Herman Cain sex story — the culprit is said to be Rahm Emanuel, or David Axelrod, or Sheila O’Grady, who was chief of staff to Richard Daley the Younger when he was mayor of Chicago, and who now heads the Illinois Restaurant Association. (This theory is preposterous because it presupposes that Democrats actually want Cain out of the race.)
But why isn’t there a conspiracy theory involving sinister Democrats and the implosion of the Rick Perry campaign? After all, he was once the GOP front-runner. He matches the demographic profile of the last three Republican presidential election winners (if you count W twice): an intellectual-lightweight Texan who can’t form a coherent sentence. He was a threat. And now his campaign is over…
First, Cain’s lack of respect for women, and possibly illegal behavior towards them, is not costing him any political support from conservatives. Second, why would anyone care what Ann Coulter or Kerry Picket think. Asking them for their advice and insights is like getting some custard on your chin and using sand paper instead of a napkin to get it off. Coulter in particular is one long joke. She has been milking the rubes for her champagne money longer than Glenn Beck has been making fun of women who have miscarriages. These are not fountains of political wisdom, they are ghosts of the Confederacy. While it is always best not to under-estimate one’s adversaries Cain would not even be a spectacular flame-out in the general election, he’d be the twice daily embarrassment born of right-wing assclownery. Which is pretty much the same that could be said of a Perry candidacy. The Right was never going to let Bachmann become president. Rick Santorum makes even the Right nauseous. And by all means bring on Newt. He has more baggage than a fully loaded 747.
Roger Simon is a conservative and a pundit. Even he smells the reality – Falling in like with Mitt Romney
And why shouldn’t they? In debate after debate, he has proven himself to be the least bad candidate on the stage.
The candidates who surge after him, or even in front of him, in the polls always seems to come to a bad end.
Michele Bachmann? By the time reporters had learned how to spell her name correctly, she had disappeared from serious contention.
Rick Perry? Well, Texans understand brands. They burn them into cattle. And after the CNBC debate Wednesday night, when Perry was unable to remember his third talking point – – hey, he got two out of three, cut him some slack! – – he forever branded himself the “Oops Candidate” because “oops” is what he was forced to reply after racking his brain for an answer after several agonizing, live-TV seconds.
Herman Cain? Well, Cain’s problem can be summed up easily: Are the Republicans willing to nominate a candidate who almost certainly will lose to Obama next November? And are they willing to nominate a candidate who could bring down a few crucial GOP Senate and House candidates along with him?
I think the Hermanator still has a chance. Or maybe I’m just hoping because Cain’s has taken the elitist entitled dementia of conservative feudalism to new heights, he will be the most fun to see knocked off his high horse. Redstate’s touch my dish detergent and you’ll die Erick Erickson wrote this recently, Mitt Romney as the Nominee: Conservatism Dies and Barack Obama Wins ( as you can see by the links many conservatives sites agree)
Mitt Romney is not the George W. Bush of 2012 — he is the Harriet Miers of 2012, only conservative because a few conservative grand pooh-bahs tell us Mitt Romney is conservative and for no other reason.
That is precisely why Mitt Romney will not win in 2012. But no worry, once he loses, Republican establishment types will blame conservatives for not doing enough for Mitt Romney, never mind that Mitt Romney has never been able to sell himself to more than 25% of the GOP voters. It’s not his fault though, it is the 75%’s fault.
Mitt Romney is going to be the Republican nominee. And his general election campaign will be an utter disaster for conservatives as he takes the GOP down with him and burns up what it means to be a conservative in the process.
I remember reading the after election analysis by the Right in 2008. Guess what. In their minds they lost because of a weak candidate. Sarah Palin apparently read none of those columns as she teased her fans with a possible candidacy for two years. When they lose in 2012 – they’ll lose the presidential race, a good possibility they’ll lose their majority in the House and at least one Senate seat – they’ll cry weak candidates than as well.
This is more about the conservative media and Drudge than Cain – Right-Wing Media Try To Discredit Cain Accuser With Lame Obama Administration Link
In continuing to defend Herman Cain, the right-wing media have tried to connect one of Cain’s accusers to the Obama administration. The Drudge Report said that the woman in question, Karen Kraushaar, “works in the Obama administration,” while The Blaze said she “works for the Obama administration.” However, Kraushaar also held positions in the federal government during both the Bush and Clinton administrations.
The Drudge Report:
According to the story from The Daily that first named her publicly, Kraushaar has served in several government agencies:
Karen Kraushaar currently serves as a communications director at the Inspector General’s Office of the Treasury Department, a position she has held since last year.
After the settlement, Kraushaar served as a spokeswoman for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, the predecessor of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. She was a chief spokeswoman during one of the agency’s most controversial immigration cases — the custody battle over Elian Gonzalez, a Cuban boy rescued at sea who was then held by Florida relatives against the will of his father in Cuba. The boy was eventually returned to his dad.
In 2003, Kraushaar was a communications specialist for the Tax Advocate Service, an independent arm within the Internal Revenue Service that helps impoverished taxpayers.
In addition, the head of the agency Kraushaar reportedly works for now, the Treasury Department inspector general’s office, is a Bush appointee.
The worse one could say about the lady as of today is that she is a career bureaucrat. Some myths like fire-breathing dragons and frog princes are fun, others are just tiresome, like the one about conservatives being the party of small government. They love a good gov’mint paycheck when the opportunity arises. On his way out of office Bush made as many crony appointments as he could – Bush Makes More Last-Minute Appointments.
Hannity: Occupy Wall Street Protesters “Sound Like Skinhead Nazi Psychos” – Does it take one to know one. If Hannity was under some medication that only allowed him to make fact based arguments his program would consist of him looking silently into the camera for thirty minutes. Hannity, like Coulter and Limbaugh specialize in politics by smear. Part of it is just bad carnival act, but some of it is what they actually believe looking at the world through red tinted glasses..
Finally, do wing-nuts proof read their own copy before publishing what is supposed to be a big gotcha – Under oath, Holder discredits ‘Bush did it too’ excuse for ‘Gunwalker’
Cornyn then asked Holder if he knew that Operation Wide Receiver was run in conjunction with the Mexican government–Fast and Furious was kept secret from not only Mexico, but from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) attaché to Mexico, Darren Gil. Gil, in fact, after discovering on his own what was going on, was basically pushed into retirement when he balked at the near act of war of “walking” guns into Mexico without the Mexican government’s knowledge or permission.
The secrecy aspect within a small circle of the ATF is one of the reasons Holder did not know about the operation.
Obama and Holder never denied knowing about Project Gunrunner, a high-profile effort begun under the Bush administration in which ATF agents were directed from other offices to the Mexican border region in order to reduce cross-border gun trafficking. They have consistently denied knowledge of the details of Fast and Furious, the failed operation run under Project Gunrunner by a team from the ATF’s Phoenix office, in which agents allowed guns to be transferred to known traffickers in the hopes of building a complex conspiracy case against cartels.
The Recovery Act funded Project Gunrunner operations, but not in Phoenix. Holder’s speech references Project Gunrunner, but not Fast and Furious.
This election cycle alone, the NRA has contributed $19,950 to the Republicans going after Holder, including $6,950 to the vocal Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID). Lifetime contributions to these Republicans exceed $133,000.
One of the reason the Right has held multiple hearings is they cannot for the life of them find a paper trail that leads back to Holder. So they’re relying on badgering the witness to get sound bites they can twist to mean what they want them to mean.