Monday, May 16, 2011
If it’s Sunday..It’s meet the GOP candidates
It seems some as though the republican primary is the most important subject to talk about on the Sunday talk shows. President Obama does not have a democratic opponent, so every week the talk shows will trout out a new republican candidate. This week the honors went to Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul.
I have to admit that I was totally surprised to hear Newt Gingrich call Ryan Paul's budget plan too radical and a product of right wing social engineering. Newt Gingrich went onto say that he supported an individual mandate but not like the one in our current Healthcare Law. Gingrich wants those not wanting to participate to post a bond. That's one of those" you say the glass is half empty; I say the glass is half full." The rest of the interview with David Gregory of Meet the Press had Newt Gingrich showing his pearly whites, as he tried to spin some of his most outrageous statements. He said that he was not a hypocrite, even though he was having an extramarital affair while condemning Bill Clinton for his, because he reconciled his sins with God. He blamed the author of a magazine article for saying that president Obama had a ""Kenyan, anti-colonial" worldview. As usual, you can forget what he said on “Meet the Press" because today he is blaming the media for taking his words out a context. So, if you saw his interview Sunday, don't believe your lying eyes and ears.
I will never vote for Ron Paul, but I’ve always credited him as being a nice old harmless gentleman. I'm seeing a different Ron Paul this time around because he seems more combative and more interested in selling his far out libertarian views than anything else. This is a just sample of what he is peddling today.
From Fox News Sunday transcript yesterday:
WALLACE: You talk a lot about the Constitution. You say Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid are all unconstitutional.
PAUL: Technically, they are. … There's no authority [in the Constitution]. Article I, Section 8 doesn't say I can set up an insurance program for people. What part of the Constitution are you getting it from? The liberals are the ones who use this General Welfare Clause. … That is such an extreme liberal viewpoint that has been mistaught in our schools for so long and that's what we have to reverse-that very notion that you're presenting.
WALLACE: Congressman, it's not just a liberal view. It was the decision of the Supreme Court in 1937 when they said that Social Security was constitutional under Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution.
PAUL: And the Constitution and the courts said slavery was legal to, and we had to reverse that.
This is the same man who recently said he would not have voted for the Civil Rights legislation because of his stance on property rights... He said the Federal government did not need that legislation because a business would not survive if they discriminated. He doesn't think that we should have Federal laws against heroin use. I agree that the "war on drugs" has failed, and we should view drug addiction as a disease but certain drugs and chemicals should be off limits. He said everything should be left up to the states. He's pushing liberty to the hilt; a civilized nation cannot exist without laws. His son Rand Paul did not fall for from the tree because he recently said that the Health Care law was like slavery because it forced him to treat people. Using that logic, Medicare, Social Security, VA Security, A benefits and Medicaid are all akin to slavery. How can someone be making more than $350,000 a year be called a slave? I don't think the slaves would agree with him.
Set your DVR to Fox's Bill O' Reilly tonight @7:00 PM if you want to see Jon Stewart trounce O'Reilly, on they call a debate....Bill O'Reilly is out of his league,he needs to stay with Glenn Beck where he is seen as the sensible one.
Big surprise, Donald Trump dropped out of the presidential race today...lol
MSNBC's Mark Halperin said Donald Trump appealed to republican voters because he would get in president Obama's face.... What good is that, if you don't have anything worthwhile to say? After Obama produced the long form birth certificate,Trumps days were numbered but when the president slam dunked him at the correspondents dinner, it was just a matter of time. Oh well, his reality show has been renewed...:-)