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So, can someone tell me again, why we shouldn’t tax the rich, and instead, balance the budget on the backs of everyone else?…….

I seem to be missing that little detail where that all makes sense……

Republican statements will be in Red. Truth is always blue.

CAIN: But we’re not going to be able to do that until we put some fuel in the engine that drives economic growth, which is the business sector.

During 2010 and 2011, America’s companies have made out like bandits. In the first three months of this year—the last quarter for which we have official statistics—profits from current production increased by nearly $50 billion. Both non-financial and financial firms have expanded their earnings year-on-year. The bounce-back for corporations has proved so robust that their profits accounted for the highest proportion of national income ever recorded in 2010 and look to be on track for 2011 as well. The problem is not with the business sector. The problem is that the business sector is focused too much on making profit, and not hiring, not expanding, not researching, not building inventories, not creating new jobs. The problem is business. They are doing too well. A better balance needs to happen and it won’t as long as we hear we need a better business climate.

RON PAUL: You want to liquidate the debt. The debt is unsustainable. And this bubble was predictable, because 40 years ago we had no restraints whatsoever on the monetary authorities, and we piled debt on debt, we pyramided debt, we had no restraints on the spending.

Historically not true. Al Gore and Democrats led a drive to pay as you go, during the 1990’s which caused budget surpluses as far as the eye could see. Republican efforts then cut the revenue flow, and the two Bush Wars and Medicare Drug Provision, which were not paid as they went, created the deficit. Paul’s vision of letting banks liquidate is nice if it is not your money. If your bank liquidated, everything you had in there, would be gone if it were not for the Federal governmental program insuring all deposits. For examples of hardships caused by liquidation, see the historical accounts of runs on banks in small towns, where everyone’s money was lost simultaneously.

HUNTSMAN: If you want a window into what this country is going to look like in the future if we don’t get on top of our debt, you are seeing it playing out in Europe right now.

While the US built economic bubbles during the earlier part of this century 2001 to 2008, Europe got it’s financial house in order.  The Republican controlled US spent lavishly beyond their means, again for the most part, by paying for two wars and a bailout for pharmaceuticals, on the national credit card. It was because the US misrepresented the safety of derivatives, Europe and other nations used them as debt instruments. When they exploded magnificently,  those nations were put into a lurch. The US as th planet’s largest economy, can always print it’s way out of debt.  Some inflation will be experienced. So, it will not necessarily be the same as Europe is now, because with us, there is no bigger creditor we have to listen to.. We, as we always have since WWII, still get to make up the rules.

ROMNEY: Four years ago when you were running for the Republican nomination and the auto industry was suffering, you said, where is Washington? After the election, when the Bush administration was considering financial assistance for the automakers, you said, no, let the Detroit go bankrupt. Now that the companies are profitable again, after a bailout supported by your Republican governor here in Michigan, you said, well, actually, President Obama implemented my plan all along — or he gravitated to my plan.

There is nothing false there; it is all true.

ROMNEY: My plan, we would have had a private sector bailout (of the Auto Industry) with the private sector restructuring and bankruptcy with the private sector guiding the direction as opposed to what we had with government playing its heavy hand.

At the time of the bailout, all major banks except for Well’s Fargo, were out of money. All accepted financial aid from the US Government out of necessity. At that time, all hedge funds were liquidated to make margin calls. Gasoline, without the price support of hedge funds, fell to $1.40 a gallon, it’s natural price based on supply and demand. There was no spare  change  in the financial system for private investors to resurrect two companies the size of Chrysler and General Motors. Preventing government investment during that time, as Romney implies he’d do, would have shut both auto makers down forcing all cars being bought by Americans, to be foreign owned.

ROMNEY: They are actually deciding when to pull out of Afghanistan based on politics.

Based on the book, Obama’s Wars, written by Bob Woodward, politics was not involved.  The decision to withdraw by June 2011 was locked into the decision of whether to send more troops to Afghanistan during the initial year of the Obama presidency. The reason that exit date was set, was to provide a window of closure that the Vietnam war lacked. Whereas we won every military engagement in Vietnam, we  still lost the war. How many Americans then died needlessly? It was a fourteen year war. The in-advance, planned-out decision to provide closure was two fold. It sent a signal to troops that this president would indeed bring them home, and it sent a signal to Karzai that we were not staying in Afghanistan forever. Afghans needed to step up their part in running the country, and not hide in their palace, chiding the Americans who were fighting their battles… This decision had nothing to do with politics; it was a practical plan based on men’s lives, cost, and diplomatic necessity.  Plus, Romney seems to have forgotten in America, we have a military THAT IS UNDER CIVILIAN CONTROL..  If the majority of American people want them back, they ARE the boss.

PERRY: The next president of the United States needs to send a powerful message not just to the people of this country, but around the world, that America is going to be America again, that we are not going to pick winners and losers from Washington, D.C., that we are going to trust the capital markets and the private sector to make the decisions, and let the consumers pick winners and losers. And it doesn’t make any difference whether it’s Wall Street or whether it’s some corporate entity or whether it’s some European country. If you are too big to fail, you are too big.

In other words, blah, blah, blah,  the exact repeat of George W. Bush, 2000. Didn’t work the first time, and voters in 2008, remembered it.

GINGRICH; I think the Federal Reserve ought to be audited and we should have all the decision documents for 2008, ’09 and ’10 so we can understand who he bailed out, why he bailed them out, who he did not bail out, and why he did not bail them out.

Newt, it’s already been done with a complete set of links that show the American people exactly what and when and how much was used, how much was simply guaranteed, and how much is still available under the plan. Why waste money auditing something already audited? Look first: (it’s called Google).

Gingrich: The reason we follow — I think most of us are for tax policies that lead to jobs is because we have had two cycles in my lifetime, Ronald Reagan, and the Contract with America, both of which had the same policy: lower taxes, less regulation, more American energy, and have faith in the American job creator as distinct from the Saul Alinsky radicalism of higher taxes, bigger bureaucracy with more regulations, no American energy, as the president announced again today in his decision on offshore, and finally class warfare.

This is a flat out lie. “Since 1929, Republicans and Democrats have each controlled the presidency for nearly 40 years. So which party has been better for American pocketbooks and capitalism as a whole? Well, here’s the factual  experiment: imagine that during these years you had to invest exclusively under either Democratic or Republican administrations. How would you have fared? As of Friday, a $10,000 investment in the S.& P. stock market index* would have grown to $11,733 if invested under Republican presidents only, although that would be $51,211 if we exclude Herbert Hoover’s presidency during the Great Depression. Invested under Democratic presidents only, $10,000 would have grown to $300,671 at a compound rate of 8.9 percent over nearly 40 years.”

Prosperity is a democratic commodity by a ration of 300 to 1. Anyone can make up theories if no one is checking any facts behind them. Gingrich’s idea is just that: a theory. But if it was your money, based on real evidence, with whom would you rather invest? Someone who gets you a return 300 to 1? Or would you be happy, to have a ratio of 1 to 1? That’s fact.

BACHMANN: Well, I think one thing that we know is that taxes lead to jobs leaving the country. All you need to know is that we have the second highest corporate tax rate in the world.

True: Japan has the highest corporate rate, followed by the United States, then Canada. But, on the personal side, most nations with lower corporate rates, … have far higher personal income tax rates for families, than does the United States. Only 7 nations have individuals that pay lower rates than the United States. Yes, Japan is also one of them.

But if our corporate tax rate is so high, is that so bad? One of the ways we calculate how well a nation’s economy is doing, is by using their GDP. To prevent one person in a small country skewing the GDPs, another measurement is to balance the GDP per capita…. In that ranking Luxembourg is first, followed by the United States. Then by Norway. Obviously despite our high corporate rates, things are going better in the US than they are in those countries heralded for their low rates. Bachman’s argument is theory; facts prove her wrong.

BACHMANN: We’re still stuck in a 1986 era of about a 40 percent tax rate. We have to lower the tax rate because it’s a cost of doing business.

Reminder: American corporate profits HAVE NEVER BEEN HIGHER!!!!! Cutting taxes to make them even higher isn’t going to change a thing. Nor will relaxing regulatory control. American corporate profits HAVE NEVER BEEN HIGHER!!!!!  If these astronomical profits are currently not putting people to work … so how does making them even more obscene change that, and put people to work?

BACHMANN: The biggest regulatory problem we have is Obamacare and Dodd/Frank.

Actually the biggest regulatory problem we have, is dealing with the aftermath of having no financial regulation at all. The Dodd/Frank regulations are a return to the sane years, remember?  The economic stable years that stretched from 1932 to 2002, when those same regulations were in place. As for Obamacare, the whole point of it’s being passed, was that  insurance company death panels,  were killing off Americans, based on the cost of their treatment. (Boy was it sweet attaching that to her name).

BACHMANN: But beyond that, we have to legalize American energy.

I put ten dollars in my tank yesterday…Damn,  I guess I’ll have to turn myself in.

HARWOOD: Senator Santorum, you proposed a zero tax on manufacturing businesses.


HARWOOD: I understand the sentiment behind that. And the state of Michigan has lost hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs over the last few decades. Isn’t that the kind of distortion in the tax code that people want to get away from in order to get rates down: flatter, simpler, fairer?

SANTORUM: I think getting the rate down to zero is down — is pretty far down. That’s good.

HARWOOD: But it’s down for the manufacturing industry, as opposed to people doing other things. Isn’t that picking winners and losers?

What is wrong with picking winners and losers? Oh, it was Perry who said so… lol.

SANTORIUM: I’ve said I’m going the repeal every single Obama-era regulation that cost businesses over $100 million. Repeal them all.

Once again, corporations are raking in the money already. Helping them more is not going to help us more.. IF they haven’t invested in America when they had record profits, how is giving them even more money, helping us?

SANTORIUM: We’ll lower taxes, repatriating funds, 0 percent tax if you repatriate those funds and invest them in plant and equipment.

(OUCH: he discovered and reads my blog which is why he and I are the only two offering this rather practical idea.)

SANTORIUM: I’m different than many of them, that I’m going to cut all the subsidies out and let the market work, as opposed to creating incentives for different — different forms of energy that the government supports.

Way back when, if it weren’t for subsidies (in the form of free land), there would have been no railroads. All new technology needs subsidies to get it started. Failure to subsidize new products in a timely fashion, yields monopolistic price increases in the old product, simply because of lack of competition.

ROMNEY: Our Democratic friends think when a corporation is profitable, that’s a bad thing. I remember asking someone, “Where do you think profits go? When you hear that a company is profitable, where do you think it goes?” And they said, “Well, to pay the executives their big bonuses.”

I said, “No, actually, none of it goes to pay the executives. Profit is what is left over after they have all been paid.”

Well, once again, American corporations made record profits (even after bonuses) and where is the investment?
That is the question that never gets answered.

Democrats say that when taxes were higher we never had that problem. If you look at charts showing domestic investment vis a vis the rise and fall with tax rates, you can see that when tax rates rise higher, more domestic investment takes place. When taxes drop lower, less, and less investment takes place.

Theory is fine for sitting around the tables shooting bull …. But Americans are getting shit by the bull.

Facts show why. Republican policy is effective only in a dream state; a state made quite apparent by Rick Perry’s sleeping through the debate, unable to focus on his third agency he’d cut… Yes, what better representation of the Republican dream state, than that?

Medicare says seniors with high prescription costs have saved more than $1 billion thanks to Obama’s new health care law.

President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul provides Medicare recipients in the coverage gap called the “doughnut hole” with a 50 percent discount on brand-name drugs this year, and a smaller break on generics. Giving insight into the number of medicined prescribed to this cost segment, that saved seniors $1 billion just in this year alone.

(Which means if a majority of Republicans succeed in being voted in, Seniors themselves will be the ones who need to come up with that $1 billion out of their own pockets.)

Officials said Friday about 2 million people with Medicare saved more than $1.2 billion on prescriptions through the end of September, averaging $550 per person.

So get ready Grandma and Grandpa! If you both are living, together you’ll be paying $1100 more EACH YEAR if Republicans get elected.

$1100 a year….

The biggest category accounting for the savings was diabetes medications. Cholesterol drugs and medications for asthma and other lung diseases came next.

Next year, seniors will get the same 50 percent discount on brand drugs, and a bigger one on generics.

Several very interesting facts came out of the first years data off this monstrosity Republicans like to call: Obamacare….

Two Texas public employee programs are among the top 25 beneficiaries of a $5-billion fund to shore up employer coverage for early retirees, despite Texas Gov. Rick Perry‘s vow to repeal what Republicans derisively call “Obamacare.”

The Huntsman family business, where GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman was once a top executive, received about $1 million.

“Lots of Texans are already benefiting from health care reform,” said Anne Dunkelberg, a health care expert at the Austin-based Center for Public Policy Priorities. “Other than for political theater, there would not be the kind of opposition there is.”

As candidates, both Perry and Huntsman have sworn to repeal Obama’s signature health care law, which gradually extends coverage to most of the uninsured and makes other changes, including a ban on denying coverage to people in poor health… Spokesmen for the Perry and Huntsman campaigns said they see no contradictions.

Republicans have tried to paint the early retiree program as a political reward to unions, even though both Perry and Huntsman are some of the largest recipients.

AT&T, Verizon, General Electric, General Motors, Qwest, Caterpillar and other private companies all find themselves in the top 25… Not to mention, Texas A&M University — Perry’s alma mater.

I guess the question that needs be asked: if it is so good for you, why is it so baaaaad for us?

Many of the areas hit by the storm had also been hit by Irene. In New Jersey’s Hamilton Township, Tom Jacobsen also recalled heavy spring flooding and a particularly heavy winter before that.

“I’m starting to think we really ticked off Mother Nature somehow, because we’ve been getting spanked by her for about a year now,” he said while grabbing some coffee at a convenience store…..


On a side bar it came up: New Mexico Cop has sex on hood of car…

Well, my guess is that so has 50% of the American population.

Problem is: he went out to a deserted place to have his quickie. A place so deserted, that cameras were in place to counter any actions done by vandals.

The problem is this: as we move more and more to a camera based society, we will get more and more scenes like this.

Was anything wrong? Apparently not. Based on unscientific research, approximately 6 in 10 Americans have had some form of sex on their breaks.

It’s part of living.

And if we didn’t have cameras, we wouldn’t have known about it.

So since we can’t go backwards in technology, we have to go forwards with our attitudes and acceptance of it.

I think the officer should sue the controller of the video for making it public.

Law suits against those releasing data, I think is the appropriate method to control this..

If you have monetary risk upon releasing personal data, you will think through all the ramification before doing so.

If it never gets released, it is as if it never happened.

We can go back to being human beings again…..

Rick Perry invested in a Porn outfit. (see below)

That could mean nothing or it could mean a lot.

The answer is in how he treats women… Not when people are watching; but when they aren’t…

Here you go….

Rick Perry has made it pretty lousy for women in Texas, especially for women at the bottom of the economic ladder…

As Eileen Smith wrote in the Texas Observer, “In just one session, Republicans managed to screw children, women, gays, immigrants, teachers, the elderly, Hispanics, the unemployed and the uninsured. The only people who got off easy were white guys. Can’t imagine why.”

Texas is dead last in the number of non-elderly women without health insurance…

Texas is 6th nationally in the percentage of women in poverty..

One in five Texas children lack health insurance

Perry tried to opt out of Medicaid, which provides healthcare to the most vulnerable Texas populations, including pregnant women and children….

The state budget guts family planning, leaving 284,000 Texas women without birth control or access to basic reproductive healthcare.

By forcing poor women off birth control, Rick Perry’s actions are soon expected to increase the number of abortions performed in his state.

Texas has the worst rate of pregnant women receiving prenatal care in the first trimester.

Texas has the highest percent of its population without health insurance..

The state of Texas is 49th, in per capita spending on Medicaid…

Texas is dead last in per capita spending on mental health..

Texas is 47th in monthly benefit payments under the Women, Infants, & Children program, which provides nutrition assistance.

This is Rick Perry’s vision for women in the United States. Limited healthcare, little birth control, low income women and kids left to fend for themselves, a bunch of bureaucrats telling you what to do—and very real human suffering that goes along with it.

But Texas developed the most jobs of any state…. It’s women must all be into porn.

Both David Anderson and Don Ayotte were right: Michelle Bachmann is looking better and better the more Perry tries to campaign……

This is a shocker.

Rick Perry, Presidential Contender and Investor in This

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Rick Perry invested in a porn outfit during the nineties; one that distributed titles like these:

“Teens with T*ts” “Bisexual Barebacking Vol. 1” “Big Tit Brotha Lovers 6”… The company renting these, Movie Gallery Corporation, was at that time the largest distributor of porn in America, and able to sell and rent regular videos for much cheaper than the competition due to their heady porn profit.

Sounds like a good investment to me….

“Based in Dothan, Alabama, Movie Gallery boasts being the second largest North American home-entertainment specialty retailer after Blockbuster; Movie Gallery has more than 4700 stores located in all fifty states, Mexico, and Canada. FN8. Movie Gallery is also both the largest distributor of pornography in America and the only major retail chain to sell pornography in its flagship stores.”

But wait. The ultra conservative American Family Association (AFA), a self-described “Christian organization promoting the biblical ethic of decency in American society with primary emphasis on TV and other media” known for “initiating, encouraging Christian Activism,” but also now an officially designated hate group according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, begged the government to investigate Movie Gallery.

This group also sponsored the recent prayer rally at which Rick Perry now famously attended.

But this AFA American Family Ass. group… also boycotted these corporations too: 7-Eleven, Abercrombie & Fitch, American Airlines, American Girl, Blockbuster Video, Burger King, Calvin Klein, Carl’s Jr., Clorox, Comcast, Crest, Ford, Hallmark Cards, Kmart, Kraft Foods, S. C. Johnson & Son, Microsoft, MTV, Mary Kay, NutriSystem, Old Navy, IKEA, Sears, Pampers, Procter & Gamble, Target, Tide, Walt Disney Company, and PepsiCo ….

Making the AFA now publicly supports a porn investor.

Rick Perry later passed laws to help companies like Movie Gallery avoid “frivolous” tort suits, after they were sued for allegedly violating the law by illegally distributing porn across state lines. This move was seen by some as a move to protect his investment in Movie Gallery,

Rick Perry’s supposed politics contravene the interests of his own pocketbook. There is the Governor who endorses a plan to monitor sex offenders with satellites; then there is businessman who enjoys profits by funding such titles as Bisexual Barebacking Vol. 1 and Big Tit Brotha Lovers 6. There is the proud husband and father who announced an award of $7.4 Million to the S.T.O.P. Violence Against Women Act programs; then there is the man who invested in North America’s largest pornography distributor. –Sarah Jones,

Rick Perry has a blind trust; no one can see his investments now… Therefore we must make our decisions upon those visible from his past.

One should pay this no mind. It is a titillating distraction. aimed to deflect those real issues that need to be debated across the realm of this entire country…. real issues like: is it truly women’s place to be subservient to their men? Are they only here for men’s sexual pleasure?

If you believed so, you too, might be willing to invest $5-$10 thousand in “a sure thing”: America’s largest porn distribution network….

Obama made the economy worse?

Facts. May 2007.. unemployment was at 4.4%. It soared during George W Bush’s last year to a level of 7.8% at hand off of the presidential baton. It peaked that October (2009) at 10.1, and since then it has held flat at 9%.

So no. The Bush economy raised unemployment levels 3.4%….. President Obama inherited it during it’s steepest climb, slowed and stopped it’s rise at only 2.2% (1.2% less than Bush); then dropped it since then, 1% from peak.

So if one is being picky, Bush lost 3.4%… since his swearing in, Obama 1.2%….

So just looking at facts, ie, the number of people who are working, Obama’s Keynesian economics work far better than those very ones proposed by the Chicago School of Business and followed by Republicans.

However criticism that Obama has not done enough is valid. It HAS been two years, and corporate America is NOT spending their $1.7 Trillion dollars of profit here….

Were there a 40% Capital Gains tax and a 40% top marginal rate, that surplus wouldn’t be happening. It would have been reinvested into America to keep it out of the hands of the IRS.

Facts are: corporate America did rather well this past quarter. It wasn’t Obama’s administration that shackled them with taxes and regulation that caused jobs to remain low. The exact opposite occurred. Under him, they prospered!!!!!! It was the Corporations themselves, whose own will it was to cut 8.2 million jobs out of America and hire 8.2 million jobs overseas in underdeveloped countries.

According to all Republicans, religion is a core value to all “true” Americans. The problem with that argument is that it totally excludes Muslims, the world’s second largest religion. What is not said is that, when these people use the word “religion”, they are narrowly defining it as only the religion “they” grew up in.

So will Republicans support the wearing of burkha’s on airplanes and public buildings? None of them said so….

And do those religious family values extend to homosexual relationships? Gay marriage is out. Far better to raise an abused child in the home of an abusive heterosexual marriage, than in a house of love, between to people who happen to be the same gender. In Republicans eyes, if you happen to love your own gender, you’re weird and sick. Still! (Even if you are heterosexually married to one!)

Right to life among those running, trumps the Constitutional rights of any mother. Females are secondary to whatever is growing in their womb. One can sympathize with the antipathy that comes from a killing of the unborn. But Republican’s efforts would be far better spent on providing education against, as opposed to the eradication of a women’s right to abortion.

Yes, out of necessity, all Republicans knocked “Obama-care” as it is now called, all conveniently forgetting it was originally “Romney-care” when implemented in Massachusetts, or “Republican-care” when sketched out in Congress, before Obama borrowed it from the very Republican plan that mandated everyone had to buy health insurance to keep citizens from gaming the system. Now, those exact same Republicans, say it is unconstitutional..

The duplicity, in saying one thing, but doing another, is the Republicans undoing. How can it be bad if you were gung-ho for it, that is until your opponents championed it, and you immediately came out against it? How can anyone believe you?

Obviously, it must be a “good” plan if you are so emphatically against it. So “good”, you Republicans are worried sick that it might succeed, making life “better” for the American people, who in turn will give Democrats all the credit!

Republican often discuss removal of red tape to free energy outsourcing and create 9 million more jobs… That red tape is what prevents them from drilling in Yellowstone and other national parks.

But the word most thrown around this republican convention, is “liberty”.

But that liberty however does not include your liberty to demand more money from your boss. Nor does it include giving you to sue your boss, if your “liberties” are dispensed. Your corporate executives can pay you a little as they want, and if you don’t like it, you’d better walk before they move your job overseas….

Low wages may help him, but that type of “liberty” does very little good for the nation as whole…..

For example, Sub-Zero, the freezer and refrigerator manufacturer, told workers last year that factories in Wisconsin would have to be shut down, with 500 employees losing their jobs, unless staff took a 20 percent pay cut, The New York Times reported.

Workers were expected to put in more hours without overtime pay, while staff facing fewer hours of work due to furloughs were expected to do as much as they would have in a full workday, according to NPR. Some liberty, huh?

But the biggest hypocrisy perpetuated by the Republicans in Ames, was their slobbering over themselves at honoring those Iowans sons and daughters who serve in the armed forces, but, their recalcitrance in believing that any sacrifice, fiscal or otherwise, is warranted from the top 1% or giant corporations. You can give up your child, but don’t dare ask for one more dollar from a multi-trillion corporation.

One Republican candidate even says corporations are people too…..

Bottom line is Republican policies scuttle and sank America. Those are facts, facts, facts. Because of that, they are catering to a smaller and smaller group of them each year. Those few get tinier in number, and weirder and weirder every year.

Take Rick Perry: bragging that 37% of America’s new jobs since the recession ended, were in his state of Texas. But…..

…his state unemployment has remained at an 8% high….
… companies are relocating strictly to lower the human cost: both tort and labor
… Whereas 153 businesses move into Texas; 92 moved out…
… $119 million that went to new companies, but made no new jobs.
… $16 million went to Perry’s largest campaign donors.
… Texas overall prosperity growth was the eighth slowest
… Texas has the highest proportion of minimum-wage jobs.
… Perry’s state has the lowest median wage in the country.
… Texas productivity is slower than 37 other states.
… Perry brags he is using taxpayer’s money to bring business to his state, ones that make products that benefit the world, even if money has a negligible affect on the unemployment rate or overall per capita prosperity. Ironically, that is exactly what a lot of Republicans and Tea Partiers are criticising Obama for……

Bottom line, Republicans may be nice people, but they haven’t a clue and certainly haven’t got a plan…

The first event is cast. Find out the local take here…..

Michelle outworked the other candidates. Unlimited campaigning across Iowa the past 48 days, coupled with being born, raised, and educated in Iowa, made her the hometown queen…

She also has boobs, a device that consistently always garners Republican votes.

Her campaign speech was weak on ideas… Instead she spoke to Iowa, about her growing up, her life, her values.

The ideas came from three people… Ron Paul, re-trot his ideas from last time. Herman Cain, probably walked the finest line nearest the center right, and walked off with a surprising fifth place. The third, Thaddeus McCotter, representative from Michigan, droned support with some surprising populism, and was remarkably (considering the delivery of his message), able to garner 35 votes out of the 16892 cast……

The surprise, is not Michelle Bachman. It is that with one speech, unknown businessman Hermain Cain, was able to garner more support than Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, and Thaddeus McCotter, all put together….

it is hard to imagine this person going “head” to head against the premier of China. It is equally hard to imagine this person putting us back on the gold standard….

There are over 600,000 Republicans registered in Iowa.

Which is why, one must not really put too much into someone who can finance the rounding up of 0.8 of 1% of the Iowa Republican Party, and persuade them to vote for them….

One must ask, so they voted, but at what price?

Focus needs to be not on who won, but on what was said……
Best line made, was that big banks need to be forced to loan their trillions of profits out to create jobs and a new economy….