Reports that some Dems are “nervous” about Joe Biden’s flub-ups this weekend are over reactive. Joe has a long history of speaking before his brain catches up. It has nothing to do with his age: rather, it’s more that Joe just likes to hear the sound of his own voice. And also he has, at least up to this point, built a successful career on meaningless rhetoric and sympathetic-sounding platitudes. Will he make a good Democratic candidate for Pres if he were to win the nomination? Up against Trump, he’s far better even with the gaffes, in my opinion. But read the following article about what Joe did this weekend to see if you feel the same:
Trying to spur right-wing hatred against vegetarians at a town hall Steve King (R – Iowa) told a story about how he interrogated witnesses at a committee hearing, having them “confess under oath” that they were indeed vegetarians. The problem with his story however is that it’s not true!
According to the Huffington Post, transcripts of said meeting prove that King’s story is bogus – he never questioned witnesses about being vegetarians. Also, the Huff Post says that King’s assertion of PETA being at the meeting is false too.
Link to Huff Post story & video: Congressman Steve King Tells Inaccurate Story Of Outing Vegetarians In House Hearing.
- Rep. Steve King’s Imaginary War On Vegetarians (huffingtonpost.com)
- Steve King’s War On Vegetarians: Brags Of Forcing ‘Anti-Meat Crowd’ To ‘Confess’ Their ‘Agenda’ Under Oath (thinkprogress.org)
- Iowa Rep Brags (And Lies) About “Outing” Vegetarians Who Tried To ‘Take His Meat’ (blisstree.com)
- After Receiving $45,000 In Meat Industry Cash, Rep. Steve King Comes To Pink Slime’s Defense (thinkprogress.org)
- Rep. Steve King: ‘Keep your law off my BODY!!’ (dailykos.com)
- Iowa’s GOP Rep Steve King Blasts House Speaker Boehner (lezgetreal.com)
- Iowa’s GOP Rep Steve King Blasts House Speaker Boehner (pinkbananaworld.com)
- Rep. Steve King: Losing Health Care Battle In Supreme Court Could Help Obama’s Re-Election (mediaite.com)
- Rep. Steve King Defends White Nationalist at CPAC (littlegreenfootballs.com)
- King Sees a Vilsack Plot (politicalwire.com)
- 5 Ways to Tell If Your Beauty Products Are Vegetarian (bellasugar.com)
- PETA Announces 2012 Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door Contest (ecorazzi.com)
- Are you PETA’s 2012 Sexiest Vegetarian? (mnn.com)
- Playboy Bunny misreads ‘lingerie’ for ‘lettuce’ at Easter-themed photoshoot (mirror.co.uk)
- Courtney Stodden for PETA: Go Vegetarian! Look at My Boobs! (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- My final word on Mysore and Ashtanga (Jai Rama!) (theconfluencecountdown.com)
- Apples and Oranges (codeproject.com)
- Suggestions for computing luminaries as face cards in a deck of cards? (codeproject.com)
- Elephating Yeah!!!! debt (nearly) free !!!! (codeproject.com)
- Same-sex marriage evokes emotions on House Floor; KC Council’s McDermott “will … – Highline Times (highlinetimes.com)
- The Act Francis Famous Vegetarians Link (musicfeather.wordpress.com)
- Steve Jobs thought different (news.cnet.com)
- Should a county sheriff’s views on abortion matter? (seattlepi.com)
- Film: Newswire: Ashton Kutcher will play Steve Jobs, probably keep fighting “labia saturation” on Two And A Half Men (avclub.com)
- Ashton Kutcher to play Steve Jobs (variety.com)
- Sinister resolution (nation.com.pk)
- Mary J. Blige Cries “Fowl,” Blames Burger King For Chicken Controversy (987ampradio.cbslocal.com)
- Mary J. Blige Cries “Fowl,” Blames Burger King For Chicken Controversy (1015jamz.cbslocal.com)
- Mary J. Blige Cries “Fowl,” Blames Burger King For Chicken Controversy (997now.cbslocal.com)
- Mary J. Blige Cries “Fowl,” Blames Burger King For Chicken Controversy (923now.cbslocal.com)
- Television networks bring something new to Iowa (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- 2012: Four days to go… (firstread.msnbc.msn.com)
- Sunday Breakfast Menu, January 1 (thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com)
- You: Iowa Caucus Voters Lack Enthusiasm (nytimes.com)
- Lawmakers push to interview ex-White House aide in ‘Fast and Furious’ – Fox News (foxnews.com)
- Caucus Day: Where Things Stand in Iowa (theatlantic.com)
- Caucus Diary: GOP candidates crossing Iowa with straight-line messages (boston.com)
- Iowa Braces for Occupy Protests (commondreams.org)
- Bachmann Looks to an Election Night ‘Miracle’ (thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Anti-immigrant Rep. Steve King and racist Peter Brimelow have a little chat at CPAC (dailykos.com)
- Obama vs. Supreme Court is latest episode in recurring rivalry (kansascity.com)
- No endorsement from Rep. King (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- SOPA vote: Well, there’s always next year (news.cnet.com)
- SOPA votes derailed by politician’s ‘offensive’ tweet (news.cnet.com)
- HUFFPOST HILL – Comrade Boehner Nixes Five-Year Plan (huffingtonpost.com)
- Rep. Gohmert warns of ‘redneck’ mandates if Obamacare upheld (kaystreet.wordpress.com)
- HUFFPOST HILL – Love Is Blind, Attends Conservative Political Conferences (huffingtonpost.com)
- No endorsement yet by Rep. Steve King (thehill.com)
- Once an Afterthought, Romney Eyes Iowa With Hope – ABC News (abcnews.go.com)
- Rep. Steve King Still Unwilling to Endorse Any of the GOP Candidates With Iowa Caucuses Just Days Away (crooksandliars.com)
- Iowa Rep. King joins Bachmann, but no endorsement (sfgate.com)
- Iowa Rep. King joins Bachmann, but no endorsement (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Rep. Steve King: A Ron Paul Presidency Would Be ‘Dangerous’ (thinkprogress.org)
- VIDEO: Rep. Steve King weighs in on Iowa caucuses (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
What a crazy race it’s been! But oh what fun watching the GOP unable to get its act together!
Texas Governor Rick Perry dropped out of the race this morning. Almost at the same time, Iowa‘s Republican Party declared that Rick Santorum – not Mitt Romney as earlier announced – is the winner of the GOP caucus.
“There is no viable path forward for me,” Rick Perry said. Perry took a big hit in after his “oops” moment in an earlier debate. But the Fox debate the other night is what defeated his campaign.
The State Department had to scramble to sooth hurt feelings with Turkey. But worldwide, international leaders questioned why someone so ignorant could even be running for president.
Perry endorsed Newt Gingrich but his endorsement may not draw voters for Gingrich, especially in South Carolina who vote this Saturday. Evangelicals and social conservatives are not as impressed with Gingrich as they are with a social conservative like Rick Santorum. Gingrich’s three marriages and history of marital infidelity are a big negative to religious right voters.
“Newt has the heart of a conservative,” Rick Perry said.
- Gingrich suggests Santorum, Perry should exit race (thehill.com)
- Rick Santorum Responds To Calls For Him To Quit, Tears Into Gingrich And Romney (mediaite.com)
- Gingrich: “I would be delighted” if Santorum dropped out (hotair.com)
- Newt Gingrich Says Perry and Santorum Should Drop Out, Join His Campaign (inquisitr.com)
- Gingrich urges Santorum, Perry to drop out (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- Things to Watch in Tonight’s Debate (newser.com)
- A stunning success for Santorum in Iowa – Romney’s lack of appeal strikingly worrying (worldviewtonight.wordpress.com)
- Top South Carolina Conservatives Ditch Rick Perry for Rick Santorum (usnews.com)
- Rick Santorum, the Conservative Consensus Candidate: Or Is He? (ibtimes.com)
- Rick Santorum Might Have Actually Won the Iowa Caucuses (usnews.com)
- Evangelical leaders’ endorsement might spark surge for Rick Santorum in South Carolina GOP primary (pennlive.com)
- Newt to Santorum, Perry: Drop out (politico.com)
- Newt’s Narcissism (treeofmamre.wordpress.com)
Senator Tom Harkin is sure that Congress will have a health care reform bill on the President’s desk which will include a public option “before we go home for Christmas,” according to the Associated Press.
The Iowa Democrat told reporters on Sunday that a “silent majority” are in favor of real health care reform which includes a public option.
Harkin is picking up the baton for the late Senator Ted Kennedy in the Senate, according to the Boston Herald, replacing Kennedy as the Chair for the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Commitee.