April 24, 2012 Arlington VA
With the ongoing political campaign in full swing, more and more laughable comments are coming out each day to rivone another with the daily 'stupidest comment.' I thought perhaps a couple, or a few, might make for a good morning today.
Who better to start with than Nancy Pelosi: Here's the background -- Pelosi and Democratic leaders have proposed a three tiered plan to pass what is known as the DISCLOSE Act, that would require corporations and other entities known as "covered organizations" to disclose the amount of money they spend on campaigns within24 hours. "Covered organizations" would include any corporation, labor union, 501(c) organization, Super PAC and 527 organizations. Most television and radio networks, newspapers, publishing houses, think tanks and movie studios are usually organized under a corporate umbrella.
Here's the statment -- "We have a clear agenda in this regard: Disclose, reform the system reducing the role of money in campaigns, and amend the Constitution to rid it of this ability for special interests to use secret, unlimited, huge amounts of money flowing to campaigns," Pelosi stated this at one of her recent press conferences. Has she thought what her own party would so if this wwere applied to the Super-PACs, many of which belong to the Democrats, or their Hollywood surrogates? Probably not.
Then, there is our owned lovable Joe Biden, the Vice President: Here's the background -- The Washington Examiner's Byron York wrote in late March about a Chicago Democratic fundraiser, with former Democratic Chicago Mayor Richard Daley in attendance..
Here's the Statement -- "I never had an interest in being a mayor 'cause that's a real job. You have to produce. That's why I was able to be a senator for 36 years."
There are others, such as, Rick Perry: “And I will tell you, it’s three agencies of governments when I get there that are gone: Commerce, Education, and the uh, uh…what’s the third one there…”
How about Mitt Romney: "I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that's the America millions of Americans believe in. That's the America I love."
Ultimtely, it is President Obama that leads the pack. How about:
"Ultimately, I'm confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress," [Passed by a small majority in the house, and even closer in the Senate--all on party lines]
or, How about the classic conversation with the Russian President on space and missile defense --
President Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.
President Medvedev: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…
President Obama: This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.
President Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir. Unfortunate that this about serious matters rather than some of the drivel above. And hoiw about..
Politics has always been siad to make 'strange bedfellows', but it also seems to make comedians and gaffers who do not realize the effect of their ad-lib comments.
There is much more where these came from, and probably a lot more as the campaign progresses