The Virtues of Studying Really, Really Hard
Video surfaced of Mitt Romney in 2004 making fun of John Kerry for being a flip-flopper:
“I heard the other day the junior Senator of Massachusetts is thinking about putting together a balanced ticket. And he wondered whether he could pick someone with views different than his own — and he selected himself to do that.”
This just proves couple of old adages.
First, with a lot of hard work, focus, drive, unyielding ambition — and with a little venality sprinkled in — Mitt was able successfully to channel his inner-John Kerry on his way to the likely GOP nomination.
And, second, imitation is, of course, the sincerest form of flattery. “I was pro choice before I was anti-choice.” “I believed in climate change before I denied it.” “I was for health care reform before I was against it.” Etc. Etc. Etc.
Santorum Sweeping The Big Porn Consuming States
With his resounding triumph in the GOP’s Louisiana primary, Rick Santorum notched his fifth victory in the nation’s biggest porn consuming states.
That’s right. The anti-porn crusader has now won five of the nation’s top six states for the consumption of pornography: Mississippi, Oklahoma, Arkansas, North Dakota and Louisiana. Those conservatives really know how to party.
Rick won’t, however, win the nation’s top porn consuming state. Mitt Romney is an obvious shoe-in to win Utah. Yes, it’s true: Utah leads the nation in porn.
Apoplexy Gone Wild
The President’s remark last week that if he had a son, he would look like Trayvon Martin was personal, understated and effective.
Of course, this sent his haters into rage.
Via Andrew Sullivan, here’s a little of bit of fear and loathing from Glenn Reynolds, the “Instapundit”, on the President’s remarks on Trayvon:
“In other words, he’s a racist hatemonger. Just to be clear. So much for hope and change.
Hope is what he promised. Hate is what he is delivering.”
Upon what planet is Reynolds currently residing?
“Instaputz” is a far better moniker for Reynolds.
Scalia As Tea Party Bomb Thrower
The three-days of argument on the “Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act” (aka “ObamaCare”) devolved into a political debate about insurance and the broad concept of “freedom.” The discussion should have been about whether Congress has the power under the Commerce Clause of the constitution to regulate the interstate health care system.
Seems pretty obvious to me, but you never know from the Court that issued the Citizens United decision and is still stocked with several Justices that issued Bush v. Gore back in 2000.
Its really not surprising that Antonin Scalia, the supposed acolyte of the Supreme Court’s limited role and its deference to the political branches of government, assumed the role of lead Tea Party bomb thrower at the hearing:
“Scalia mocked the so-called ‘Cornhusker Kickback’ without seeming to know that provision was stripped out of the law two years ago,” noted The Hill. The specter of a Supreme Court Justice imagining that something is in a statute that so that he can parrot a meme featured prominently on conservative web sites is as depressing as it is frightening.
This caused conservative Democratic Senator Ben Nelson of the Cornhusker state — whose vote in support of health care reform the ultimately jettisoned Cornhusker Kickback supposedly was designed to attract — to remark: “I am concerned that Justice Scalia’s comments call into question his impartiality and instead suggest judicial activism.”
Really? Scalia is a judicial activist? I’ll be darned.
See you soon.