Sep 22 2011

Dogs & Shovel Ready Jobs

Published by at 9:48 pm under 2012 Elections,All General Discussions

Creating jobs the old fashion way

Gary Johnson just stole the debate tonight with his comment: “My neighbor’s two dogs have created more shovel ready jobs than this administration” [paraphrasing]


Losers: Romney and Perry.

Winners: Cain, Bachman, Santorun.

Doing better (people who need to be in the next administration): Gingrich, Johnson, Santorum

11 responses so far

11 Responses to “Dogs & Shovel Ready Jobs”

  1. WWS says:

    I still like Perry, but if he can’t do any better in debates than this, he won’t last on the national stage.

    Well, that’s what vetting and debating is for. The worst case would be if we never did any of that and we actually let someone who was totally unquestioned and unqualified make it all the way into the presidency.

    oh wait….

  2. dhunter says:

    Rush used that joke yesterday on his show,
    “My two dogs created more shovel ready jobs this week than Obama has created in two and a half years”

    That line was stolen and not credited to Rush but hey we knew most politicians have no shame and will take the credit for others work if they can!

    The honorable thing to do would have been to use it as a quote not just pretend it was his uniquely, unless he was totally unaware it had been used which I find hard to believe.
    I have been conditioned to error on the side of disbelief and negative vibes when it comes to politicians and their pandering pronouncements especially ones with no track record that I am aware of, and for good reason.

  3. Mike M. says:

    Big Winner: Palin.

    I’m more convinced every day that her plan is to let the other candidates beat each other up, then swoop in and save the day. Especially since she’s almost certain to run as an arch-populist.

    Right now, the other candidates either have too much baggage or not enough experience.

  4. dhunter says:

    Yep Mike she has to let the others define themselves and be vetted cause once shes’ in ALL guns from ALL sides turn on her better to let the field mature and winnow itself a little than announce also conserves resources which the populace will like.

    Billion dollar campaigns while the country melts is gonna be a tough thing to swallow

  5. Mike M. says:

    Here’s my reasoning:

    Romney is a New England center-left scion of a political dynasty. Toss in Romneycare and his chances are vanishingly small. He’ll win New Hampshire, but that primary is becoming increasingly irrelevant.

    Perry’s problems are Gardasil and, increasingly, immigration. The former is a classic example of both crony capitalism and nanny-stateism. The latter is a touchstone issue for both conservatives and moderates, who want illegal immigration stopped cold.

    The rest of the pack just doesn’t have the muscle to get the nomination. Cabinet positions, maybe.

    Which leaves quite a few people looking at the slate and wondering if we can’t do better. Palin has instant name recognition, and has been steadily pounding the populist meme. I think her strategy will be to let people become disenchanted with the current candidates, then jump in at the last minute (probably on the anniversiary of Reagan’s formal entry into the 1980 campaign) and sweep the field.

  6. WWS says:

    speaking sadly as a Perry supporter, Perry’s problem isn’t any issue – with good delivery and messaging he could get past any of that.

    No, his problem is that he increasingly looks like a doofus whenever he’s debating these other guys. It’s getting embarrassing, I thought he would be better at it.

  7. dbostan says:

    Romney did well, but people don’t trust him in long run.
    As somebody else said, there is a high likelihood now Sarah Palin will get in the race.
    Perry is done (in my mind, at least) due to his illegal immigration position.

  8. MarkN says:

    Perry is the most reasonable person with regards to the latino vote. If you guys want Texas to go the way of California after 1994 then go ahead with the anti-latino rhetoric. Immigration control is a federal issue but a humane state policy for your residence is sane. Romney et al are insane with there rhetoric and will sink the latino vote to AA levels.

  9. MarkN says:

    The perry policy is good, I agree with WWS, he looks like a doofus at these debates.

  10. dbostan says:

    I found out that a candidate’s position on illegal immigration is THE BEST INDICATOR, by far, of the overall candidate’s conservatism, i.e., his or her allegiance to the Constitution.
    Bush is the last and best example of that.

  11. oneal lane says:

    If Sarah is our only hope then we are in a fix. She cannot win. Obama will be re-elected.