Friday, May 29, 2015

This Week in Clown Car News

My favorite, Ben Carson, was quiet this week.  Apparently  realizing that his tremendous lack of foreign affairs background means he should do a little less flapping his gums and a little more studying.  Hopefully he’ll be back soon.
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So let’s see what’s up this week.

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Scott Walker, the great white hope of the right decided to sign a law banning all abortions after 20 weeks, including those occurring by rape or incest.  This adds to his ultrasound wand requirement, the waiting period and the closing of clinics.  So all you ladies who were raped (by a relative or not), get ready to give birth!  Of course, some in Wisconsin didn’t want the exception of “life of the mother” either.  Maybe next year.
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Carly Fiorino, not having enough press what-so-ever, decided to heckle Hillary Clinton in South Carolina.  It did not go well.
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Chris Christie is grasping at straws.  He is now against Common Core and says Obama is “fooling us again”.  He was, of course, a vocal early advocate of Common Core.
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Rand Paul pulled a twofer (not pictured this week - booo).  He went on Jon Stewart and evaded questions admirably (link).  He staged a 11 hour filibuster regarding government spying that annoyed all of his Republican Senatorial colleagues and got him called a grandstanding salesman on Fox.  Ouch.
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Jeb Bush isn’t running for President.  Technically.  You see he can’t coordinate with his SuperPAC if he says he is running for President.  Actually he did say the words "I am running for President because...", but since it wasn’t part of an “official announcement”, he got “take-back-skis”.
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The incest / child molesting Duggar Family (19 and Counting) was the subject of a rare disagreement in the field.  Mike Huckabee backed them with the old “He has asked for, and been given forgiveness from the Lord.”. The are old Arkansas hucksters friends, so that is to be expected.
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Rick Santorum, in a stunning display which I agree with (that is the stunning part) said he was sickened by the actions of the Duggars.
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Finally I leave you with the announcement of candidacy by George Pataki.  Because the field was missing a 6’5” liberal New York Republican in the race.  He announced last night and promptly went to New Hampshire for the Official Announcement Today!  Where he misidentified the city he was in, which always engenders faith in the residents of Exter New Hampshire (link).

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