FIRST EDITION: The Games Have Begun!


This is one of those posts The Pink Flamingo has been working on for several weeks.  I’ve been looking for patterns to emerge.

For those of us who consider POTUS politics a spectator sport, the games have finally begun.  It’s a little like staged television wrestling – you know the kind – the crooked stuff.  It is more brutal that professional boxing. It is dirtier and trashier than bimbo mud wrestling.  It is tacky and trashy.

The Pink Flamingo loves every moment of it.

You may want to keep score of the hits.  Herman Cain may have drawn first blood.

“...Cain is no stranger to leading prayers — he’s an associate minister at Antioch Baptist Church North in Atlanta — and there’s little doubt he will be warmly greeted by the evangelical audience here.  But Cain said that the prayerful moments, which were well-received when Bachmann and Pawlenty delivered them yesterday, smacked of candidates trying a little too hard.

Well, that sounds like the ultimate pander,” he said, dismissively….”


Don’t worry, Ron Paul is right behind the Herman Cain one man attack machine.

The Atlantic

Sarah Palin has apologized for “stealing” Mitt Romney’s thunder.  Romney has responded in a very classy manner.


There is a pending catfight on the tea party right that appears to have begun.

The Daily Caller


“…“The Congresswoman has nothing but admiration and respect for Governor Palin. The two enjoy a good friendship, and Rep. Bachmann looks forward to working with the Governor for the common goal of making sure President Obama is a one-term President.”…”

The Daily Caller

The Daily Caller
Frum Forum

Then again, did Politico help make some problems here?


Evidently Michele Bachmann has no problem betraying Reagan, but then she’s a Ron Paul person, not a Reagan Republican.  It’s about not trashing one’s fellow Republican.

The Politico

This is just all so darn much fun!

The Daily Caller

Romney’s people respond:

“…Republicans should keep the focus on President Obama’s failure to create jobs and control spending,” Romney campaign spokesman Ryan Williams said in an e-mail to The Washington Examiner. “People are looking for leadership on the economy and the budget. Mitt Romney wants to be that leader.” The aggressive message is an about-face for Pawlenty, who essentially vowed not to throw elbows, but has failed to gain significant traction in the polls. It could also set the stage for a feisty GOP debate, the first in which Romney has participated, Monday in Manchester…”

Pawlenty truly hurt himself with his slam against Romney, who continues to look Presidential.  There are times when infighting is fun and just politics, then there are times when one diminishes one’s self with a remark.  Pawlenty has diminished himself.

He further hurt himself during the New Hampshire debate by being so mealy mouth when it comes to what he said about Romney.

He has gone back on the attack.

ABC The Note

“….In front of a friendly group of conservatives, Tim Pawlenty once again did what he declined to do while standing next to Mitt Romney in Monday’s GOP debate: go on the attack against his presidential rival.  At the RightOnline conference in Minneapolis on Saturday, the former Minnesota governor and presidential candidate re-stated a fresh line he’s recently used: that the former Massachusetts governor is a “co-conspirator” in the nation’s health care law that conservatives love to hate.

“If we’re going to have political charges against Barack Obama about health care reform, we better do it with somebody that is not a co-conspirator in the charge,” Pawlenty said, repeating the phrase he’d used previously this week.

And once again, the line was delivered from afar, as Romney is not attending the weekend conference.
In last week’s first 2012 presidential debate in New Hampshire – sponsored by CNN, WMUR and the New Hampshire Union Leader – Pawlenty declined to criticize Romney while the two men were on stage with five other candidates.

Since then, Pawlenty has acknowledged that not going after Romney in the debate was a missed opportunity.
When asked about the incident on Fox News’ Hannity Thursday, Pawlenty partly said he “should have been much more clear” at pointing out how the health care law passed in Massachusetts during Romney’s administration contributed to the nation’s health care law….”

Michele Bachmann, the pacifist terror appeaser is after Mitt Romney because he won’t sign that idiotic anti-abortion pledge.  Someone ought to force her to sign a pledge defending the US from all enemies at home and abroad.

The Politico

She’s trying the kiss and make up with Palin.


One reason The Pink Flamingo does not like the Glam Girls of the GOP is because they refuse to play like adults. They fight like witches with a “B” and then go crying when they are caught doing it.  It is one reason they are never going to truly succeed.  Oh, they may get elected, but they are not fooling anyone.  They may get attention and ruin things for honorable candidates and get everyone to feel sorry for them, but then their incompetence shines through.  Nikki Haley is a perfect example of this.

Michele Bachmann is a little testy and a little tacky about her opposition.  It looks like it is a pattern with her.


Herman Cain is another who isn’t afraid to take on his opposition.

“...Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain ripped former one-term Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney after finding out Romney’s recently-released schedule didn’t have The Daily Caller/Americans for Tax Reform (ATR)/YouTube debate on it.

Cain says he wants the American people to hear from all the Republican presidential candidates, not just some.

“Governor Romney, saying you’re a businessman simply isn’t enough,” Cain said in a statement. “I hope you will participate in this debate to showcase what experiences and vision we each have, and which of us would be able to best help stabilize and grow our economy.”

Cain also said he thinks Romney’s playing “political games” by not participating. “Now is not the time for political games,” Cain said. “It’s time to get serious about our anemic economy and the millions of Americans out of work because of it. People deserve to hear from all of us.”

Cain added that he plans to share what he’s going to do to fix America’s economy at the debate in Las Vegas on July 10, something Romney won’t get to do because he won’t be there.

“I have spent nearly all of my professional career in the private sector, rescuing failing companies, balancing budgets and creating jobs,” Cain said. “I look forward to sharing these experiences and the common sense solutions I have always employed during the ATR and Daily Caller debate in Las Vegas.”…”