I also see now why a woman has not been elected President, and given the way these three women acted and reacted after the Tampa debates, they may have very well done for a woman's chance at the Oval Office what Obama has done for ever having another black man in the Oval Office.
In short, all three acted exactly, to a T, in the same manner as the mainstream media that all three (profess to) despise so sorely.
• Bachmann and her incessant shrill over Perry and the Gardisil vaccine. She should have shut up while she was ahead, but she didn't. In fact, she took her shrill to a post debate interview with Greta van Susteren and made an absolute ass out of herself.
And not just any ass, but a dumb ass with her dumb assed quoting of some lady she claimed came crying to her after the debate about the Gardasil vaccine making her daughter mentally retarded. Medical experts including the CDC squashed that one pretty quick and it made Bachmann look like an utter idiot.
Yet, she still clings to it even twenty-fours later and in spite of the scientific evidence blasted her way.
Isn't that a favorite ploy of the liberals? You know, how they do with gun control--tell a lie often enough, loud enough and to enough people until people begin to believe it's the truth.
Never forget: That's EXACTLY how we now have the term "assault weapon."
• Enter Sarah Palin, once a huge favorite of the wife and me. But as time moves on, we have more questions, in particular with her incessant teasing as to her intentions in the race.
But the huge problem I have is her accusation of Governor Perry engaging in "crony capitalism." Give me an effing break. $5,000 bucks? Are you kidding? This is TEXAS, ex-Governor Palin. We raise MILLIONS of dollars for the candidates we want to beat back the bozos in Washington. Five-thousand bucks won't even get you a season pass in the men's room of a suite at Jerry Jones' new altar unto himself that he calls a football stadium. Five thousand bucks isn't even a down payment on the Suburbans and one-ton dually pickups we drive.
It sure as hell won't buy you a damned thing in anyone's office in Austin except maybe an invitation to the inaugural BBQ, and unless ZZ Top or George Strait is playing, nobody would even pay that.
But more importantly, I seem to remember, Ms. Palin, you being pissed off beyond belief when after the 2008 election, you were accused of the same thing via your wardrobe purchased with GOP funds during your time on the campaign trail.
I also don't remember too many conservatives even blinking an eye over it because we knew better than to think you could be bought.
But the fact that you've stood shoulder to shoulder with Governor Perry in various Tea Party events and then jump at the national stage to take a cheap shot at him has me seriously doubting YOUR character and motives.
After all, turnabout is fair play and you know what they say about those who live in glass glaciers. . .
• An now, for Ann Coulter. . . You're starting to sound more and more like the RINO establishment every day, but then again, controversy sells books and that seems to be ALL you're really doing these days. Writing and selling books.
You're far too typical of virtually all (so-called) journalists--you've never accomplished a damn thing except to write about or criticize the accomplishments, good, bad or otherwise, of others who've actually dared to venture beyond the laptop and try working for a living.
Otherwise, if you start losing your hair, people might start mistaking you for Bill O'Reilly.
There is so much misinformation going on about this Gardasil flap that it's unreal, and I find it highly ironic that the three females mentioned above failed to mention, even once, how the friggin permissive "anything goes" sexual attitudes force-fed into our public schools directly helped create a situation in which something like the Gardasil vaccination could even become a consideration.
Of course, Palin better not open her mouth about that. . .
Bachmann's stance on vaccinations alone now has me believing she is a total dumbass when it comes to the world outside her perfect view of herself and her politics. My suggestion to her would be for her to get her ass out of whitebread Minnesota and come down here to some of the border states where, thanks to the libs and RINOs, Third World diseases are once again becoming a problem.
Diseases that we MANDATE our school children be vaccinated against.
I think Newt nailed it when he pointed out that the media is trying to get the Republicans to not only draw blood on each other, but give the stinking Democrats some new ammunition to use in the 2012 race.
Dismissing Ron Paul, who remains convinced that 9/11 was all our fault, and that idiot from Utah who should be passing out towels in the restrooms of the debate hall rather than stealing oxygen from behind a podium, it seems that partisanship is alive and well in supposedly three of the Tea Party's more prominent members.
And from what it looked like to my wife, herself a former CBS infobabe, the female connection and solidarity seemed to trump all.
I guess Obama has his race card, and Bachmann/Palin/Coulter have their gender card.
As I've said for the past thirty years, politics--by their very nature--are designed to divide, not unite.
But one thing is for damned certain: Those three women lost this family's support and votes.