Monday, September 17, 2012

Headlines - Monday Sept 17

There's so much irony packed into this one photo, it irresistibly brings to mind the axiom of a picture being worth 1000 words. This is the Rmoney tour bus in his native Michigan, with barely enough supporters for a pickup basketball team. Note the message on the billboard behind it, which seems to mock the Rmoney campaign for not bringing its game. Then note the name at the top of the billboard: Clear Channel, which is owned by none other than Rmoney's Bain Capital.

It's pictures like this that seem to validate my opinion that about two thirds of all political campaigns are fueled by an impenetrable blanket of delusion. And no matter how much the corporate mainstream media may flog the dead nag of the Rmoney campaign, it will not turn this into the obligatory two horse race. There's one thoroughbred in this race and that's the virtually uncontested Barack Obama. Otherwise, how can the race for the White House be won by a guy who can't even carry his home state (Karl Rove's GPS Crossroads even pulled all ads from Michigan as well as Pennsylvania) and the one he used to govern?

Stick a silver fork in him. Rmoney's done.
The New York Times leads today with a profile scrutinizing Tea Party group True the Vote, which purports to protect election integrity via a network of poll watchers, voter ID laws and voter purges.
Speaking Saturday at the Values Voters Summit, Rick Santorum said that "smart people" would never side with conservatives. Watch it, via RWW

Santorum also claimed "the media" and "colleges and universities" would not be "on our side" because "they want to tell you what to do."

Rather, according to Santorum, the conservative movement will be supported by "the church and the family." This summer, however, a group of Catholic nuns have launched a bus tour "to shed light on the effects the House Republican budget would have on the poor."



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