In honor of Raz Shafer’s profile of Ben Domenech, the brains behind Newt Judges You, I’ve put together what I consider to be the best and funniest of the tumblr blog.
When Hillary Clinton spoke at the Women in the World Summit in New York City on Saturday had the audacity to compare Georgetown Law Student Sandra Fluke to women activists in Burma who were beaten, sold into slavery and locked under house arrest.
That’s right. The United States Secretary of State actually tried to equate Ms. Fluke’s quest for birth control coverage with Aung San Suu Kyi’s struggle for freedom in Burma, where she spent nearly 15 years under house arrest for being a pro-democracy advocate, an act which she eventually won a Nobel Peace Prize for.
Last week I wrote about how the Republican Party has begun to rally around Mitt Romney and that his list of endorsements and primary wins keep growing.
You can add a few more wins to the Romney column. This weekend Romney took the Guam and the Mariana Island contests, giving him all 18 delegates up for grabs. Saturday’s caucus in the Virgin Islands gave Romney an additional seven delegates, despite losing the popular vote to Congressman Ron Paul.
Red Alert predicted a Romney win, as the Island voters usually favor the frontrunner. Rick Santorum’s comments about sending the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to Guam (even though he apologized last Thursday) probably didn’t help him, either.
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum made a strong play for Newt Gingrich’s supporters on Friday when he released a message to American voters on his YouTube channel. Santorum is best known for his social conservatism, but instead focused on his economic platform in the video. Santorum and Gingrich largely appeal to the same demographic and with both still in the running, it will be harder for either to prevail in the end.
The new Gallup poll released two days ago shows President Obama’s approval rating did not improve for the month of February, staying stagnant at 45 percent.
Compared with Jimmy Carter’s 41 percent approval rating in February of 1980, President Obama is not in great company.
This doesn’t bode well for the Obama Administration in an election year, considering 50 percent of Americans polled also consider his Presidency to be a “failure”.
Mitt Romney’s win on Super Tuesday wasn’t as big as he had hoped, winning only six of the ten Super Tuesday primaries after outspending his closest opponent Rick Santorum by a large margin. Luckily for the Romney campaign the primary season could be over very soon as well-known Republicans, particularly party leadership, are rapidly coalescing around his campaign.
Republican Congresswoman Jean Schmidt (OH-2) became the first GOP House member to lose her reelection bid to a primary challenger Tuesday night.
Brad Wenstrup, an Iraq War veteran and doctor, won Tuesday night’s election in a 49 – 43 percent vote. Wenstrup is a relative political novice who has never held public office before. His only political experience was an unsuccessful campaign to become Mayor of Cincinnati in 2009 before deciding to challenge Schmidt for her Congressional seat.
It’s not exactly a surprise Schmidt lost. She was facing more challengers in her primary than any other sitting House member. Besides Wenstrup, former Air Force pilot Fred Kundrata and retired Marine Tony Brush also sought to unseat the Congresswoman.
Apparently the campaign schedule is getting to Newt Gingrich. Before addressing the AIPAC Policy Conference this morning, the former Speaker of the House nodded off. It didn’t get much better when he woke up and uttered, “I understand you have a panel. I look forward to any questions.”
There was no panel.
Maybe next time he decides to speak at a large conference, he’ll take a catnap BEFORE the cameras are turned on.