2016 Republican Presidential Clown Car Begins!

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  1. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

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    The Republican 2016 presidential clown car begins. Of course we have our perennial Republican presidential candidates, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, Michelle Bachman, John Bolton, Carly Fiorina, Rick Perry, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, and Rick Santorum and we have a few new candidates, like Jeb Bush, another rendition of the Bush dynasty, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, and Scott Walker. And then we have the wishy-washy Romney, who today said he wasn’t running but wouldn’t rule out the possibility when asked.

    So let the clown show begin! Which clown is your favorite? My favorite new clown is Canadian Ted, (AKA Ted Cruz), oh the irony, especially after all the nonsense about Obama’s place of birth, nominating someone who really was born in a foreign country for the highest office in the land.

    The Republican presidential nominating process is some of the best comedy in town. The Republican National Committee has shortened the primary season and is taking control over the debates to put the party in a better light and control the craziness. We will see how that works for them.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_Party_presidential_candidates,_2016
     
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  3. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Thankfully, Romney has decided not to run.

    Now all that is required is to convince all the rest not to run, and then the Democrats also. Can it be done? One small step backwards for a stupid man, one small step forward for mankind.
     
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  5. Kittamaru Now nearly 40 pounds lighter. Staff Member

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    Given how much the Koch brothers are promising to spend on this election (nearly a billion dollars themselves)... I think it's safe to say we are FUBAR
     
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  7. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    I'm rather disappointed about that, he's such a good loser.
     
  8. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    It's time for another governor we've never heard of. In the U.S. the least distasteful candidate is someone who isn't going to do much and who hasn't been in politics long. The rest are scary.
     
  9. danshawen Valued Senior Member

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    Time enough, one would think, for Newt to trade in his tail for a pair of frog legs and go croaking somewhere else.
     
  10. Bells Staff Member

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    Wait.. Rand Paul?

    Hue!

    The same Rand Paul who came out and said that children ended up with mental disorders from being vaccinated, Rand Paul?

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) argued Monday that debate over whether to allow parents more choice in the vaccination of their children was a matter of "freedom," citing personal knowledge of kids "who wound up with profound mental disorders" after receiving immunizations for diseases like Hepatitis B and measles.

    "I don't think there's anything extraordinary about resorting to freedom," the potential 2016 presidential candidate, who is a ophthalmologist, said in an interview with CNBC.

    "We sometimes give five or six vaccines all at one time," he said of immunizations of newborns for Hepatitis B. "I chose to have mine delayed....Do I think it's ultimately a good idea? Yeah. So I had mine staggered over several months. I've heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking, normal children, who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines. I'm not arguing that vaccines are a bad idea, I think they're a good thing. But I think parents should have some input. The state doesn't own your children, parents own their children, and it is an issue of freedom. "

    For the record, the scientific community overwhelmingly supports childhood vaccinations, and there is virtually no evidence that the measles vaccine is unsafe.


    Yes, let's wind the clock back to the early 1900's when people died of what are now easily preventable diseases.. This buffoon is running again?
     
  11. Kittamaru Now nearly 40 pounds lighter. Staff Member

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    Ugh... can we just ship the "vaccines are bad" crowd to Australia and let the poisonous... well, everything really... take care of em?
     
  12. Bells Staff Member

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    Bugger off..

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    We have more than enough nutters on this side of the Pond. We do not need more.
     
  13. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

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    Well, that is how Newt earns his living. He is a professional presidential candidate. It keeps him in the news. It keeps the news commentator jobs coming. As long as Newt runs for president, he has a job somewhere and he can fund his PAC slush fund (i.e. leadership PAC).
     
  14. Kittamaru Now nearly 40 pounds lighter. Staff Member

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    Easy solution to that Bells - get rid of all the warning signs and the dingo's will do the rest

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  15. Kristoffer Giant Hyrax Valued Senior Member

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    I'd prefer if you guys ('murcans) had sane candidates, but nought I can do about it. Canadian Ted could open the door for Austrian Arnold, though, which'd be awesome for Jon Stewart.
     
  16. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Democratic Party presidential candidate


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    Supreme initially announced his intention to run in 2016 during his 2012 presidential campaign.He confirmed his candidacy in May 2014.
     
  17. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

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    The man you claim is a Democrat, isn't a Democrat. According to Supreme, he is a registered Republican who leans toward anarchism.

    "In a promotional video, Supreme discussed his political views. He stated he was registered Republican at that time, but that he leaned toward anarchism. Supreme's vision of anarchism holds no need for government, but also depends on citizens to take responsibility for themselves and for others, citing "mutual aid and support and care to our fellow citizens" as key elements. To reach that end, Supreme called for a gradual dismantling of the government, while citizens take up the slack."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vermin_Supreme

    Supreme Vermin is yet another Republican who says he will run again in 2016. Thanks for pointing that out, you just need to get his party affiliation correct.

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    The Republican Clown Car just gets crazier. My bet is the Republican Party will find a way to keep him out of their carefully scripted "debates", else he might win the primaries.

    That Republican Clown Car is getting pretty crowded. It seems to me Vermin and Rick Perry should be good buddies. Maybe Vermin can remind Rick Perry what government departments Perry wants to get rid of this time around.

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    Send in the Clowns ... Don't Bother, They're Here

    Steve Benen↱, as of yesterday:

    Quick quiz: out of the dozens of Republicans eyeing the 2016 Republican presidential race, only six have set up exploratory committees or created political action committees intended to serve as the springboard for a presidential campaign. Without looking, can you name all six?

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, oddly enough, was first out of the gate with his “Right to Rise” organization. He was soon followed by right-wing neurosurgeon Ben Carson, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, former New York Gov. George Pataki, and as of last week, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).

    One need not like Sen. Graham as a politician to acknowledge that he is supposed to be one of the GOP's true statesment in the upper chamber. But in recent years he has become something of a sad joke, emblematic of just how much Republicans feel they need to pander to irrationality and even paranoia. Simon Maloy↱ of Salon received news of Graham's inchoate presidential run thusly:

    News that Sen. Lindsey Graham is actively exploring a run for the presidency in 2016 should thrill and delight all serious people who think seriously about foreign policy. As I made clear in my endorsement of Graham from last October – in on the ground floor, baby! – there's nobody in politics with a firmer grasp of how everything that happens on the international stage is linked to Benghazi. The world needs strategic thinking of that caliber now more than ever.

    Add to that the political disaster emerging in Republican circles after the Speaker of the House decided to violate enough diplomatic protocols to have pretty much every international policy wonk in fits last week as well as the associated political disaster of sending a third of the RNC to Israel chaperoned by an anti-Jewish political advocacy organization and, yeah, this is a very interesting time in GOP circles. One wonders if conservatives are even capable, anymore, of perceiving the controversy.

    But over the last couple weeks, Speaker Boehner has pretty much been shipping campaign munitions to Democrats like it was his job. Reince Priebus isn't helping much, either. On the national stage, GOP leadership appears to be in crisis, and given the legislative numbers, Democrats have every incentive to sit back, enjoy the spectacle, and start marking up target packages and firing solutions for the 2016 Show.

    Sadly, though, all that entertainment can be for naught. Remember, when it comes to the proposition that "government doesn't work", that's how people in Kansas and Iowa want it. And for some reason the idea that everyone else should have to reduce their standard of living for the sake of ignorance in places like Kansas and Iowa has been deemed acceptable, because, you know, if someone isn't suffering needlessly somewhere in the world, the rights of good and virtuous conservatives everywhere are being violated.

    This is going to be a morbid spectacle.
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    Notes:

    Benen, Steve. "Lindsey Graham tests the waters with misguided boasts". msnbc. 2 February 2015. msnbc.com. 3 February 2015. http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/lindsey-graham-tests-the-waters-misguided-boasts

    Maloy, Simon. "America's biggest genius: Why Lindsey Graham is a huge threat to Einstein". Salon. 30 January 2015. Salon.com. 3 February 2015. http://www.salon.com/2015/01/30/ame..._lindsey_graham_is_a_huge_threat_to_einstein/
     
  19. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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  20. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

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    Now that is pretty Damn scary!
     
  21. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Sorry to tell you but according to WIKI he is a Democrat.

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct...SFx4Aw&usg=AFQjCNEPEST5wOCr_0L8cDYc5dq_68iwXw
     
  22. zgmc Registered Senior Member

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    I would vote for Andrew Basiago before any of those clowns.
     
  23. Kittamaru Now nearly 40 pounds lighter. Staff Member

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    Add to it - House Republicans have passed a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act...

    Can you imagine the rioting there would be if this goes through? We're talking, at a minimum, twelve MILLION people having their health care cut off... more if this happens next year (it's estimated 19 million additional people will be in the ACA this year)
     

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