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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Even though some are out and some are in, the politicians that are/were in the GOP presidential race still are spreading their goofiness around for all the country to see.

Let’s start with my state’s gallivanting goober of a governor, Rick Perry. He’s back in the news, with yet another “oops” moment!

This one is even stupider than Perry’s failure to remember his own lines in a presidential debate. It has to do with his fierce opposition to spending taxpayers’ money and his firm stand for rootie-toot-toot rugged individualism. But — oops — Rick keeps failing to remember these principles when it comes to spending taxpayers’ money on his own individual desires.

For example, in his grandiose desire to be president, this tightfisted champion of taxpayers dipped liberally into the public till to have Texans subsidize his failed run. Perry essentially abandoned the state and his gubernatorial duties for about six months — but the no-show governor kept billing us for his $150,000-a-year paycheck. It turns out that he was also double-dipping, by taking another $90,000 a year in pension payments — even though he’s not retired. Two state checks a month for doing nothing — good work if you can get it!

Wait, there’s more. Gov. Tightwad also socked us for at least $3.6 million to pay a covey of state troopers who traveled all over the country with him for his campaign and fundraising events. They helped arrange his trips, escorted him everywhere, did logistical errands and gave him an aura of importance — all on the taxpayers’ dime, while he gave speeches ridiculing wasteful government spending.

Perry’s excuse for such gross hypocrisy is that it’s the law’s fault. State troopers are required to “protect” him wherever he travels, explained a spokeswoman. But — oops — how stupid is that? Anyone running for president who can’t make an easy executive decision to say “no” to such an unethical waste of taxpayers’ money is simply not up to the job — which, obviously, Perry-the-Pretender is not.

And while Rick’s out of the race, Newt Gingrich is still in. The disgraced former House speaker and ludicrously pompous presidential pretender is completely befuddled that he just hasn’t caught on with voters in this year’s GOP primaries.

  • joyscarbo

    And these BOZO’s are the best the Republican Party can come up with? Mitt just made another gaffe too. When asked by a reporter if he would support and uphold the Lily Ledbetter Act? (The Ledbetter Act extends the statute of limitations so that women can sue for pay discrimination.) Romney said, “I’ll have to get back to you on that.” WTF?? And then when pressed further, Romney said, “Well, I wouldn’t repeal it.” Thanks, Mitt, you’re every woman’s friend. NOT!!!

    I have a question to Mitt… Do you even WANT to be president? Is somone putting you up to this?

    • ObozoMustGo

      And Barak Hussein Obozo thinks there are 57 states!

      • joyscarbo

        Hey, “BOZO”…you had to go all the way back to a statement made in May 2008 to try to smear Obama?! Really?! You Republicans get funnier the more desparate you get.
        And Romney doesn’t know how he feels about ANY issue!! Good luck, GOP!!! Stay tuned BOZO, I’m sure there will be more boffos and gaffes served up piping hot from the right-wing….and I can’t wait! 🙂

  • ObozoMustGo

    DISTRACTIONS DISTRACTIONS DISTRACTIONS

    All this focus on Republican gaffes is nothing more than a smoke screen thrown up by the Obozo Admin and you leftist nutjobs that carry his water as a way to keep us from talking about his abysmal and disastrous record as the failure in chief that he is. Here’s some of his disastrous record just to keep us on track…
    1) Obozo comes into office $9T in debt. 3 years later, $16T in debt
    2) 2 years complete control of the government. NO budget as required by the Constitution. Still has no budget
    3) A new bankrupting entitlement program called Obozocare jammed through congress against the vast majority of Americans who were against it (and still are) and with the blessings of the idiot Pelosi who said “we have to pass the bill before we know what is in it”
    4) Persistent unemployment that has been the worst since the Great Depression, especially among blacks and young people. His administration keeps claiming unemployment is going down, but in reality, they manipulate the formula by reducing the # of jobs available.
    5) Promises to close Gitmo…. instead, he spends $750K on a soccer field for terrorists.
    6) Gas prices are up 100% across the nation. And Obozo is so dumb he actually believes that increasing supply has no effect on prices… what an idiot!
    7) Real inflation rates are close to 8% or higher. Who measures inflation without food and fuel??????? Obozo does!
    8) SOLYNDRA!!!!!!!! need I say more?
    9) Fast and Furious!!!!! If this was a Republican Admin, all of you nutjobs that write on this web site would be going justifiably ballistic!! It would be the lead story on ABC, CBS, NBC, MSLSD, CNN, etc. etc.

    I’ll continue to refocus the discussion on what is important and not these foolish smokescreens the left throws up to obfuscate Obozo’s true failure as a socialist in the White House.

    Have a nice day!

    • When Bush was sworn in on January 20, 2001, the national debt was $5,727,776,738,304.64.

      When “W” left office on January 20, 2009, the national debt was $10,626,877,048,913.08.

      During much of Bush’s tenure, he had a Republican majority in both the House and the Senate.

      He claimed that tax cuts would pay for themselves – they did not. He claimed that tax cuts would result in growth – America lost over 14 million jobs. To think that the impact of many of Bushes policies simply ended on 20. Jan. 2009 is to live in some kind of fairy land. CBO estimates the Bush tax cuts by 2020 will be 50% of the total deficit of 20 Trillion dollars. We have added over 4 million jobs back out of the 14 million lost during the Bush years. If we could have gotten Congress to pass any jobs bills that would surely have been a much higher figure. The states who have cut jobs are all with Republican Congresses and Governors. Congress will NOT allow us to close Gitmo no will they allow the trials to be held in the US so we would have no reason to keep Gitmo open. You show a complete lack of knowledge of either global economics or the gas industry itself. Congressional failure to take up any meaningful China policies until recently really cuts into our chances to get off oil as a source of energy. America has as of a day ago finally pulled ahead of China in green energy. We can either buy from China or we can be the leader and sell to China. I prefer to sell to them.Fast and Furious was a bad idea gone bad. Too often people making the decisions have never been in the field and somethings are not textbook. Hardly the mother of all mistakes that you make it out to be.

      One last statement: If we could stop trying to get someone out of office and instead concentrate on ways to provide jobs for everyone that alone would solve all of the problems. People would have money to pay taxes, buy goods, rebuild our infrastructure and make America great again. Shouting and name calling does nothing to solve our problems. We are ALL Americans no one is the “enemy” We got along for centuries and we built a great nation. No one is perfect and it is time to bury our hatred and rebuild our nation or it will become a second or third rate society.

      • ObozoMustGo

        Rvn… agreed on the “get along” message, but disagree on the “stop trying to get someone out of office” statement. In fact, it is a very legitimate objective to get Obama out of office. He’s the most leftist person to occupy the White House in American history. Obama is a socialist, through and through, and there is NO place in American politics for socialists other than right here on The Memo and on MSLSD.

        Regarding your other statements, I always find it funny when leftists justify Obozo’s profligacy at the spending pump by pointing to Bush’s profligacy at same. Bush was BAD, but it took him 8 years. Obozo IS A DISASTER when it comes to fiscal responsibility, and you know it!

        About “Bush Tax Cuts”…. they were in response to Clinton Tax Hikes. I’m in favor of Clinton Tax Hikes IF THEY COME WITH CLINTON ERA SPENDING. We do not have a revenue problem, we have a SPENDING PROBLEM. And Obozo is the worst big spender in the history of America AND the world! Hands down, not even close!

        Re: gas prices. I can give you links to hours and hours of footage where the dumbocRATS like Piglosi and their mouth pieces in ALL of the major media hounded on Bush about gas prices mercilously. For the game to be played the other way is entirely fair and accurate! Further, the Obozo Admin has stood DIRECTLY in the way of ANY proposed permits for drilling on shore or offshore, and a such, they have limited our supplies.

        And this brings up another point and difference between you leftists and conservatives. Leftists say things like “get off oil as an energy source” as if there are some magic policies that can be put in place that change the laws of physics…. an assumption that is made out of a belief that you leftists nutjobs can just tell everyone else what they have to do and not do. Screw you! Conservatives arent against alternative energy at all. To the contrary, we strongly support ALL forms of energy that are able to compete in the market place with market driven forces, not government intervention. And dont get me started on the so-called “big oil subsidies”. That’s a bunch of horsecrap and you know it! Like any business, they are permitted to amortize and depreciate their investments in assets.

        As to closing Gitmo… those were Obozo’s words, NOT MINE. I’m glad they left it open as they should. It just goes to the heart of the matter of how incompetent Obozo really is to say something so stupid. He says multiple stupid things and lies EVERY SINGLE TIME he opens his pie hole.

        Uhhhh… blaming Bush and Congress is a really stupid campaign strategy. First off, Obozo had the House AND Senate for 2 years! TWO YEARS! And did nothing but cram Obozocare down America’s throats against the wishes of huge majorities. Secondly, as he blames Bush and Congress, what he is really saying is that he’s so incompetent a leader that he just cant get anything done because of those mean ol’ boogymen on the other side.

        And jobs bills…. how many bills do you think the House has sent the Senate in the past year and Dingey Harry has put them in the garbage without a vote? How many? Every single one they have passed. So dont go blaming Congress for doing nothing when clearly Obozo and Reid are using the people’s house for their own political campaign purposes. And you know it’s true.

        One more statement. Why do you leftists think that politicians “create jobs” Where did this idea come from because it’s plainly false. The only jobs politicians create are government jobs and they are a net drain on our nation, as a whole. Yes some government jobs are needed. That’s not the point of my question. The engine of our economy is the private sector. And NO politician from either party “creates jobs”. They can only enact policies that are friendly to employers or are not friendly to employers. Policies that attract investment and risk capital, or policies that drive it away. I’m tired of stupid politicians making such foolish claims and I’m sickend by the number of useful idiots out there that buy such crap.

        Have a nice day!

      • bigspender7

        I mostly agree with your comments above and support your sentiment. But saying we have no internal enemies ignores the fact that congressional republicans are doing their level best to diminish the middle class in the US. That seems like the work of an “enemy” to me.

    • John Lockwood

      Well, you have certainly bought into the FOX/Republican party line, haven’t you? No facts, just statements. That’s how you all do it now. Keep on keeping on!

    • bigspender7

      BOZO — time for you to write a new post. Every one has read this one multiple times, including the guy you copied it from. You need to go inside now — recess is over.

    • Can’t wait until November! I’ll be voting for “Obozo,” the socialist, marxist, communist, nazi, muslim, n_____, liberal leftist and a host of other derogative names!

      OBAMA 2012

      • ObozoMustGo

        Stupid is as stupid does!

  • EdC

    What you don’t understand is that Republicans have estra rights, they can steal from the general fund, or borrow from China or whatever they want to do. The rest of us don’t need to know because its a need to know basis, and they decide who’s got the need. It’s like that legal/judicial system they tried to implant year ago. If you have a case against a big guy or a company, your case is un-warreneted. If you owe them five bucks though, man they can clean your clock. And yet it’s likel;y that old rickey poo, will get another election to Governor.

  • clarenceswinney

    Are we dunb?
    14,000 income
    3800 budget
    borrow 1300
    cut spend 10%-380
    increase tax 10%=1400
    total=1780=pay our way and pay down debt

    burn tax book start anew Since 1980 a Christmas Tree filled with goodies
    for rich and big corprations

    Disgrace–In OECD we rank #2 Least Taxed #2 least tax on corporations and #4 on inequality— richest nation on earth dumbest?
    clarence swinney political historian Lifeaholics of America

  • and the reason this scumbag is not in jail? bush made it all right to lie, steel, murder or go on vacation. as long as you kiss the asses of the nazi’s who own U.S.

  • JIM HIGHTOWER FOR PREZ, THE ONLY QUALIFIED NON RUNNER. COME ON JIM RUN FOR IT, YOU’LL WIN.

  • John Lockwood

    I think the truest test of one’s intelligence is their ability to come up with cute little derogatory names for those they disagree with. You understand, don’t you Obozo?

  • bigspender7

    Its very very hard to find anything good to say about Rick Perry. He’s going to collect and keep what he can from our taxes including upkeep on his personal 2nd residence. Given that sad fact, perhaps its better that he doesn’t actually work on any state business since by not working he won’t be able to do further harm to the citizens of Texas.

  • Doesn’t this sound a little like that situation with Panetta’s traveling costs that the right were all up in arms about? The silence from the right on this is deafening.

  • the gop is the enemy of the people. they are exactly what the revolionary war was about. no current leader , except jim, will tell the truth . race, creed, color? do not mater any longer, its ALL ABOUT POWER. you and i do not count as anything except a pey number. get over it. or do somthing about it.