2010 will go down as the year the far right threw both Ronald Reagan and William F. Buckley under the …Read the Rest
This is a cautionary tale that is not about just about Lindsey Graham. It is a tale that is doomed …Read the Rest
This is Part I a 2 part expose into just who is ticked with Lindsey and why. Part II features …Read the Rest
Being Extreme Far Right is a losing proposition. They lose. They cannot win. (According to a Pink Flamingo source, some …Read the Rest
Contrary to what the little pointy headed Tea Party Freaks say, there are some very good Republicans in the House …Read the Rest
This is a rather gleeful Pink Flamingo I TOLD YOU SO! “…The movement, that came to be officially recognized almost …Read the Rest
We are having fun today! There are moments in blogging where a person wants to bang their head against a …Read the Rest
The Pink Flamingo is having fun! So are any other number of Republicans if my inbox is any example of the way Scott Brown is being hailed by the GOP.
The other day I told a couple friends that it wouldn’t be long before the far right decided that Scott Brown is too liberal and needs to be ham-strung. Low and Behold Glenn Beck (such a useless idiot) was the first to make an ass of himself, but that is nothing new.
1. Barack Obama
2. Jim DeMint’s Version of the GOP
3. Barney Frank (potential loser)
4. The Far Right
5. Misc. Dems.
1. Scott Brown
2. John McCain
3. MA GOP
4. Lindsey Graham’s Version of the GOP
5. Rudy Giuliani
6. Curt Schilling
Who knew that John McCain would be seen as the leader of the GOP in this Tea Party “patriot” era? A new Harris Poll points to the fact that perhaps things aren’t as extreme as the Far Right and the Ron Paul Bots would like one to think it is.
“..Other Republican leaders who are viewed by many people as influential and as leading voices in the party include former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, McCain’s vice presidential running mate and former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin, and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. These six Republicans, all of whom would probably like to be the next Republican presidential candidate, are seen as about as influential as each other. But more people see Palin and Limbaugh as leading voices of the party, and Palin scores more highly among Republicans….”
Interestingly, this is not a “inside” conservative thing, but a general poll. There are those who think the “tea party movement” is going to become to the GOP what MoveOn.org is to the DNC. If so, we have a problem. MoveOn has done more to push the DNC farther left than anything we could possibly imagine. If the “tea party movement” decides to do the same thing with the GOP, we will be in serious trouble. Even Ron Paul appears to be throwing the Tea Party “patriots” under the bus.
The Pink Flamingo has repeatedly this week stated that something about this attempted man made disaster just doesn’t pass the smell test. First, we learn that the CIA has been tracking our little bomber for months. Then we learn that a smartly dressed Pakistani helped Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab on to the plane. This is about an Administration who is incapable of connecting the dots on Terror.
There is one question The Pink Flamingo wants to ask. Is it possible Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab had help getting on those planes. I’m not talking “little help” but someone in a position of a little bit of power who let this guy get through check-points? Right now the Obama Administration is looking like a bunch of Keystone Cops. There goes that Smell Test.
Who let this kid slip through dogs, scans, check-lists, etc with a bomb?
Do you really think an alienated, depressed, possibly suicidal young man could slip through security without some “inside” assistance?
While we are are asking questions, perhaps it is time to suspend the religious rhetoric and get back to some basics. Look at the guy’s profile:
Umm….where have we seen these characteristics before? Want to be a little bit honest here? Like The Pink Flamingo says, dump the religious angle. We’re dealing with the same personality profile as two young men who destroyed a school in Colorado. It is the same profile of a young man who goes on a rampage on a college campus in Virginia.
The only difference – this time the father tried to warn authorities that his son was up to no good.
What if we are dealing with some truly evil master minds who are manipulating disturbed, obsessed, depressed, alienated, and possibly suicidal young men into doing something for their “religion”?
Which is more frightening?
We think the implications of Islamic terror are horrifying, but what if there are much greater implications – an entire generation of young men, the world over, who have the same profile, irregardless of religion?
Jasper Schuringa knows more about fighting terror than Barack Obama. And – it is paying off for him, which it should!
“’The Class Act’ that allows long term health care insurance to be subsidized by the government and offered by the government is a Ponzi scheme in the first order that Madoff would have been proud of. It’s still in the bill. Any democratic senator that votes for the bill is a coconspirator to one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in Washington.” Lindsey Graham
In 2006 the far extreme right welcomed the advent of the “blue dogs” as a way of getting back at the GOP. Many extreme right pundits like Laura Ingraham even encouraged their listeners to vote for the more conservative Dems. I seem to remember back in 2006 how Ingraham gloated about the defeat of the GOP. Well, now those blue dogs are all full of ticks.
It’s like this. Want to know why we’re in such a mess? Don’t blame Obama. Don’t blame Harry Reid. Don’t even blame Ben Nelson. Blame every so-called conservative who voted for a Democrat or a third party loser to teach the GOP a lesson. You know who you are – and YOU DID THIS TO OUR COUNTRY.
Want to make it worse – vote for Third Party Losers and do the Tea Party Agenda thing next November.
Funny thing about the alleged “Tea Party Movement”, promoted and nurtured by FOX News, it is not Republican. We’re being told by Sean Hannity that it is all about a re-vitalized conservative movement. People like Jim DeMint and Ron Paul are heralded as “pure” while men like Lindsey Graham, John McCain, Bob Inglis, and Mitch McConnell are treated like dirt by conservatives as “impure”.
Well, until March and the latest ACU ratings, this is the best we can do. And – it looks like Lindsey Graham, John McCain and Bob Inglis, denigrated as “impure” may actually be “purer” conservatives than Jim DeMint and Ron Paul.
The WPost has their voting record database for the 111th Congress compiled. There are a few surprises.
“…The Post’s voting database showed that Graham voted with Republicans 91 percent of the time while the state’s junior senator stood with his party 87 percent of the time.
Here we go again.
Don’t you get tired of reading all the lies about Lindsey (and most other Republicans) thrown at us by Losertarians, the far right, and some misc. “tea party patriots”?
Well, here comes another whopper.
Why do Libertarians losertarians hate Lindsey? What’s up? Why all the Cato Institute backed hits on him?
The Cato Institute is sponsoring yet ANOTHER hit on Lindsey. Funny how they seem to be the only ones actually doing the attacking. Makes you wonder why, doesn’t it? It sure makes The Pink Flamingo want to ask a few questions. It also makes The Pink Flamingo a little annoyed, okay furious, the way libertarians, conservatives, and the far right tea party crowd keeps LYING about his position.
(thank goodness) “…”Any incumbent is in trouble,” said Sharon Ferrell, who chairs the East Bay Freedom Fighters, which claims 150 …Read the Rest
Case in point.
Did you know John McCain is one of the most vocal opponents to Barack Obama and his policies? Want to know what the real problem is with the far right?
“…But in the year since that evening of comity and collegiality, McCain has emerged as one of the leading critics of the new president. On foreign policy, his traditional area of expertise, and domestic affairs, where McCain has shown new passion, the 72-year-old Arizonan is making it plain that he has no plans to serve out his years in the rank-and-file, as a politician known more for what he lost than what he will yet accomplish.
For years, McCain relished being an outsider and a maverick, a style that often led to battles with his own party’s leadership. Today, for reasons that friends and McCain observers say could range from unresolved anger to concern for his right flank as he seeks re-election to genuine dismay about Obama’s agenda, he is helping lead a fiery crusade of GOP loyalists against Democratic priorities – and irked some of his Democratic colleagues in the process.
You read the title correct. On Saturday, The Pink Flamingo had the misfortune to listen to Glenn Beck’s weekend edition …Read the Rest
“...Well, what we did in Iraq, Wolf, is that we surged troops without any deadline or withdrawal date. And as things got better, we negotiated with the Iraqi government a security agreement that seems to make sense. We’re withdrawing troops in Iraq based on conditions on the ground and an agreement we negotiated with a robust government. We did not put conditions on withdrawal the moment we sent the troops…”
Katie Connolly of Newsweek penned one of the most fascinating commentaries I’ve seen about Lindsey after TNR left him off the “most influential” Afghanistan List. Connolly is quite correct. Now that GWB is gone, Lindsey is probably the greatest supporter of our military.
“...Graham probably spends more time with the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan than any other member of Congress. As a reservist in the Air Force, he’s completed several short stints on the ground in both countries. He’s deeply engaged in military issues; they’re the subject of endless hours of debate between him and his good buddy McCain. In terms of public comment, Graham has basically become the Heather Locklear of Sunday-morning political talk shows—the “special guest star” who appears in every episode. But perhaps most important, Graham’s GOP colleagues respect him on these issues. He’s smart and broadly liked, but moreover he’s persistent in his convictions. In a debate in which Republicans harbor impulses to let an unpopular war simply become Obama’s problem, I’m told Graham is one of the few voices arguing for the need to support the troops and the mission. While some GOPers are tempted to hang the president out to dry on Afghanistan, Graham firmly says no. “This is America’s war,” Graham told me a few weeks ago, adding that he wants to find ways to support the president and secretary of defense….”