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Our Weasel Of The Week!!

Yes, once again, It’s time to present this week’s statuette of shame, The Golden Weasel!!

Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This week’s nominees were particularly slimy and despicable, but the votes are in and we have our winner…the envelope please…

Mitt Romney Falls Apart When Pressed On His Previous Support For Donald Trump

Failed GOP Candidate Mitt Romney!!

The Noisy Room : My nomination this week goes to Mitt Romney. Romney really stepped in it over Donald Trump. Sean Hannity came out and slammed him on being willing to maul someone in his own party, but wasn’t willing to go after Barack Obama. There are a couple of reasons for that. One, none of the weenies in the GOP dare to go after someone who is black. They are terrified of being called racist. Second, Romney is a Progressive just as Obama is. He’s not as much of one, but he quietly agrees with a number of stances of those on the left. Third, he views Donald Trump as a direct threat to the power structure of the GOP. So, hypocritically he goes out and attacks one of our own in a way he would never savage the left. It’s despicable.

While I am not a fan of Donald Trump’s currently, you just don’t do this. I also think this is a calculated move on Romney’s part and that is even worse. He asked people to vote for any candidate but Trump that they figured could win their state. That move was meant to fracture the party even further and to deliberately result in a brokered convention. He didn’t call for Cruz and Rubio to unite over Trump… he called for party divisiveness. This is exactly the type of thing that has resulted in the rise of Donald Trump. The manipulation, the corruption, the underhandedness, the dishonesty on both sides of the political aisle is epic. Trump is a Frankenstein of the GOP’s own making. Romney’s lambasting of him was disgraceful and showed the true face of Republican elitists. If we have a two-faced weasel, it should go to Romney.

Ah good old Mutt, er, Mitt. The funniest part of his little swim in the sewer for me was when video surfaced after his speech of him fawning all over Trump back when Trump endorsed him and gave him money…and for the same stances on the issues Romney is demonizing Trump for now! Watch this:

Even funnier for me was Trump’s press conference last night, when he had samples of all of the products from the companies Romney claimed went ‘bankrupt’ on stage…Trump wine, Trump water, Trump steaks, it was all there, as Donald Trump told the story of each company, as well as the story behind Trump airlines, which he sold at a nice profit!

Romney’s Bain Capital were essentially corporate raiders buying up companies in trouble at fire sale prices in order to try and either rehabilitate them or strip them of assets and sell them off. The idea of Romney bashing anyone else as ‘someone who has crushed a lot of people’ is ludicrous.

What isn’t funny at all is Mitt Romney calling for a brokered convention. Indications are now that with Marco Rubio pretty much gone, Ted Cruz looks like he might be the new, grudging establishment choice, especially with a lot of Bush’s people now signing on to his campaign. That includes Neil Bush, of Silverado Trust and Portgate fame.

As much as some people dislike Donald Trump, he may have a good chance of arriving at the convention with close to the amount of delegates needed to nominate him, much more than any other candidate. If that happens and trickery of the kind Romney has in mind takes place to disenfranchise the people who voted for him in the primaries, we’ll undoubtedly see Mrs. Clinton in the White House because millions will sit home.

For that alone, Mitt Romney richly deserves his Weasel.

Well, there it is.

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Our Weasel Of The Week!!

Article written by: Tom White

Rick Perry Polling At 30%!

For those of you who have woken up every morning, checking the polling of your favorite candidate in the middle of August, please allow me to serve as your honorary health professional. Don’t panic! Don’t let your blood pressure build. September polling doesn’t matter. In the first week of September, 2011, Rick Perry was polling at 30%, Mitt Romney at 23%, Michele Bachmann at 12%, and Ron Paul at 7%. By primary day in Virginia, only Mitt Romney and Ron Paul were on the ballot. Ron Paul got 40% of the vote.

rickperry_5In the third week of October in 2011, a CBS/New York Times poll showed Herman Cain was polling at 25% and Mitt Romney at 21%,

By November, Public Policy Polling showed Newt Gingrich in the lead with 28%, Herman Cain at 25%, Mitt Romney at 18%, and Rick Perry at 6%. Perry went from 30% to 6% in two months.

There’s reason to think that if Cain continues to fade, Gingrich will continue to gain. Among Cain’s supporters 73% have a favorable opinion of Gingrich to only 21% with a negative one. That compares to a 33/55 spread for Romney with Cain voters and a 32/53 one for Perry.
That’s some hard hitting analysis right there. Pretty predictive of the final outcome, no? Well, don’t worry Rick Santorum fans, because it’s only November! From November 2011 to February 2012, the Republican Electorate flip-flopped, by wide margins, between Gingrich and Romney. Gingrich at one point enjoyed a 21 point spread. At another point, Romney enjoyed a 25 point spread. Then, in what has become the fashion for the Republican Electorate, mid-February issued a new turn of events. February 11th, Rick Santorum blew through the establishment ceiling with Trump-like numbers, polling at an unstoppable 38%!. Again, from Public Policy Polling:
Riding a wave of momentum from his trio of victories on Tuesday Rick Santorum has opened up a wide lead in PPP’s newest national poll. He’s at 38% to 23% for Mitt Romney, 17% for Newt Gingrich, and 13% for Ron Paul. Part of the reason for Santorum’s surge is his own high level of popularity. 64% of voters see him favorably to only 22% with a negative one. But the other, and maybe more important, reason is that Republicans are significantly souring on both Romney and Gingrich. Romney’s favorability is barely above water at 44/43, representing a 23 point net decline from our December national poll when he as +24 (55/31). Gingrich has fallen even further. A 44% plurality of GOP voters now hold a negative opinion of him to only 42% with a positive one. That’s a 34 point drop from 2 months ago when he was at +32 (60/28).

The Iowa Caucus were held in January. This is important to note, because Rick Santorum’s Iowa Caucus victory may not have propelled him to the Republican Nomination, but it did catapult him in the polls. In New Hampshire, Mitt Romney beat out Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman. This second place finish in New Hampshire kept the Paul Campaign alive. By February, Ron Paul was behind the three most consistently well-polling candidates (Gingrich, Romney, and Santorum). So New Hampshire matters, but it doesn’t guarantee victory. In South Carolina, Newt Gingrich got 40% of the vote! Again, we’re still seeing the same top 4 candidates. But be assured, South Carolina won’t nominate the same candidate Iowa or New Hampshire nominate.
Two Months later, by April 2012, Mitt Romney was polling in the 50% range, with comfortable 30 point spreads.

Don’t worry so much about September polls. Follow your candidates. You want them polling in the top 3 in Iowa, top 4 in New Hampshire, and top 5 in South Carolina by January. The Iowa Caucus will be held in February next year. Until then, if you really want to judge the quality of your favorite candidates, follow these 5 important measures: 1. Fund-raising from small donors. 2. Do they have active campaign teams set up? and in how many States? 3. On how many States are they on the ballot? 4. Are they running a quality campaign? 5. Are they mired in turmoil?

It’s September 1st. If your candidate of choice is raking in large amounts of small donor contributions, are active in the majority of early states, have campaign teams and staffs in those states, are actively working to get on the ballots, are focused, on message, and free of disastrous political blunders, then you’re candidate is going to be just fine. Don’t panic. Breathe. For the love of God, turn off Fox News and take some evening walks with your spouse or your trusty canine companion. 2016 isn’t here yet.

Article written by: Steven Brodie Tucker