Friday, 12/02/11, Public Square

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  1. Toe that line! It’s hunky dory to be stoopid, to conduct your ‘affairs’ in illegal ways (covers harassment and ethics violations), bat-shit crazy seems OK (I see Bachmann is invited), but extreme is over that line! I’m not a Ron Paul supporter, but he isn’t afforded the same level of media attention as any of the other ‘wanna-be-pres’ horde of contenders. Maybe he should show them what misguided and extreme looks like when done by Ron Paul. Most of the other candidates have shown their particular way of doing it!

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    Republican Jewish Coalition Bars Ron Paul From Presidential Debate, Saying He’s Too “misguided and extreme”

    On Wednesday, Dec. 7, the Republican Jewish Coalition will host a presidential-candidates forum featuring Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum. Not invited is the GOP candidate currently polling around third in New Hampshire and second in Iowa: Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). The explanation:

    Paul was not invited to attend the RJC’s candidates forum because the organization – as it has stated numerous times in the past – “rejects his misguided and extreme views,” said [RJC Executive Director Matt] Brooks.

    “He’s just so far outside of the mainstream of the Republican party and this organization,” Brooks said. Inviting Paul to attend would be “like inviting Barack Obama to speak.”

    • If you look at the list closely – majority are professed Evangelicals (except the two Mormons) and these are the folks that believe the US is destined by God to be Israel’s attack dog.

      And then Romney (one of the Mormons) has already told us he plans to bomb Iran – so why wouldn’t this Jewish group welcome good ol’ Mitt?

      • When it comes to Israel, I strongly believe in keeping them as allies but that does not mean the US is to be their attack dog whenever they tell us they are being victimized.

        Just how many billlilons has the US given to Israel? Just how many war planes and military weapons have we sold to Israel?

        I believe in supporting our allies (friends) but if and when they are in the wrong – then as a friend, the US has the responsibility to tell Israel they are wrong and they need to back off.

        That’s the kind of friendship I have with my good friends. What kind of friend would I be if I just sat back and let my friend do whatever she/he felt like doing?

        Being an attack dog is not being Israel’s friend – it’s being their cover-up if and when they do something wrong.

        And therein lies the problem.

        But these Evangelicals have Israel on a pedestal because of the religious belief that all the Jews have to return to their homeland in order for Jesus to return to Earth and only then can the Rapture happen. Then all these good little Evangelicals will be lifted into Heaven and leave the heathens here on Earth.

  2. Stating the obvious. At least obvious to everyone except the party of old white men and the women they expect to do their bidding.

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    Republicans face potential hard sell to women

    Appealing to women voters will be particularly important in the general election fight against Obama, who won the White House in 2008 with the biggest margin ever recorded by a Democrat among female voters.

    Because he was backed by 56 percent of women, Obama won the White House with only a minority, 49 percent, of the male vote. More women than men also participate in general elections. Data show that 10 million more women cast ballots in 2008 than men.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/02/us-usa-campaign-women-idUSTRE7B10B520111202

  3. Asher Bob White

    Convincing GOP women! Not so fast. When i worked for the teachers union in Ruby-Red W KS, I was often confronted with “I’m sorry, but I must always vote for the farm, first” as the too common reply to union support for school funding, teacher salary money, KPERS, health insurance and job security issues at the ballot box.

    • I am curious – did that also hold true for those farm wives who were teachers themselves?

      IMHO – generally, women will vote their conscience and for the betterment of their children. With that said, if Republicans are out to slash education funding, Medicare funding (for these womens’ elderly parents) and any other budget cuts women do not want to see happen – then Republicans are in trouble in 2012.

      Especially when those budget cuts are being made in order to extend those special Bush tax cuts into permanent status and/or invent more special tax cuts for those certain ‘right’ people.

      Women tend to be caregivers and they tend to look at the bigger picture and long-term effects.