According to Webster: bom·bas“tic, n. Grandiloquent, pompous speech or writing.
Willard “Mitt” Romney
George H.W. Bush Backs Romney for President.
“Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush backs Mitt Romney for president, the Houston Chronicle reported on Thursday, an important boost for Romney from the Republican establishment less than two weeks before theIowacaucuses.
The comments were not a formal endorsement but Bush told the newspaper he had known Romney for several years and also knew his father, former Michigan Governor George Romney.
“I think Romney is the best choice for us,” Bush told the newspaper.
He cited Romney’s “stability, experience, principles” and said, in a possible reference to Romney’s famously volatile rival Newt Gingrich, “He’s a fine person. I just think he’s mature and reasonable – not a bomb thrower.” (Source, news Max.com)
“Mature and Reasonable”
Let’s take a moment and examine that…
According to Webster: ma·ture, 1 Having reached full natural growth or development.
Question: Does being mature mean that Mitt Romney has nothing left?
Webster; 2. Having reached a desired or final condition; ripe.
Question: Does that mean that Mitt Romney is on the brink of spoiling?
Webster; 3. Suitable or intended for adults:
Question: Does that mean that Mitt Romney is X-rated?
Webster; 4. Having reached the limit of its time; due.
Question: Is this another reference to the fact that Mitt Romney has nowhere else to go?
Webster; 5. No longer subject to great expansion or development.
Question: Is Mitt Romney done? ..finished? ..through? ..spent? ..played-out? ..washed up?
According to Webster: rea·son·a·ble, (in context) Not excessive or extreme; agreeable.
According to Webster: a·gree·a·ble, 1. To one’s liking; pleasing. 2. Suitable; conformable. 3. Ready to consent or submit.
Question: Don’t we already have a guy in the White House that is likable, comfortable, consenting and submitting to most everyone with their hand out?
…what’s the difference?
Romney Says No to Gingrich Debate.
(Sidebar) ..and why wouldn’t he? It would be like racing a Pinto against the Porsche.
BETHLEHEM, N.H. — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday spurned chief rival Newt Gingrich’s challenge for a one-on-one debate in the run up to the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses but dismissed the notion — suggested by the former House speaker — that he was afraid to participate in such a face-off.
“We’ve had many occasions to debate together and we’ll have more, I presume quite a few more, before this is finished,” Romney told The Associated Press. “But I’m not going to narrow this down to a two-person race while there are still a number of other candidates that are viable, important candidates in the race. I want to show respect to them.” (Source, news Max.com)
Editorial: Hang in there Mitt.
Ronald Ernest “Ron” Paul
Ron Paul Dogged by Racism Charges.
Ron Paul may be flying high in the Iowa polls, but his newsletters from the early 1990s continue to haunt him.
On Wednesday, the Republican presidential candidate stormed out of an interview with CNN when chief political analyst Gloria Borger pressed him on claims that he made disparaging comments about blacks and Jews, among other incendiary remarks found in the letters.
Though the newsletters were published under several names — including “Ron Paul’s Freedom Report,” “The Ron Paul Political Report,” “The Ron Paul Survival Report” and “The Ron Paul Investment Letter”— the Texas congressman has insisted that he knew nothing about the offensive remarks made in the newsletters.
“I didn’t write them, I didn’t read them at the time, and I disavow them,” he said before unclipping his microphone.
Paul did admit to making money from the newsletters that bore his name but he suggested that he didn’t pay any attention to what was written under his name on the newsletter masthead.
“I never read that stuff. I was probably aware of it 10 years after it was written, and it’s been going on 20 years that people have pestered me about this. CNN does it every single time. When are you going to wear yourself out?” he said.
And when Borger insisted, “These things are pretty incendiary,” Paul belittled their importance, saying: “Only because of people like you.”
The articles carried no bylines but often were written in the first person in newsletters using his name.
Among the hate-filled points made in the newsletters, which are alleged to have made Paul up to $1 million a year, were:
Shooting is the best way to kill young blacks. “You should leave the scene immediately, disposing of the wiped-off gun as soon as possible. Such a gun cannot, of course, be registered to you, but one bought privately (through the classifieds for example).
Gangs of African-American girls were roaming the streets of New York in 1989 in a campaign to spread AIDS. “At least 39 white women have been stuck with used hypodermic needles — perhaps infected with AIDS,” the piece read. “Who can doubt that if the situation had been reversed, if white girls had done this to black women, we would have been subjected to a months-long nationwide propaganda campaign on the evils of white America?”
The first attack on the World Trade Center could have been “a setup by the Israeli Mossad,” even after the first arrest had been made. “From my point of view, it’s hard to believe the perpetrators could be as stupid as the authorities maintain,” said an article in the April 1993 issue of “The Ron Paul Survival Report.”
Order returned to the streets of Los Angeles after the 1992 riots only “when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks.”
Martin Luther King was a “world-class philanderer who beat up his paramours” and “seduced underage girls and boys.” King even “made a pass at” fellow civil rights leader Ralph Abernathy.
Martin Luther King Day was described as “our annual Hate Whitey Day,” and a short-lived campaign to rename New York City after King was ridiculed: “Welfaria,” “Zooville,” “Rapetown,” or “Lazyopolis” would be better names.
Israel is “an aggressive, national socialist state.”
Professors in Washington, D.C., were teaching that whites were committing genocide against blacks, and they had “invented crack and AIDS a part of The Plan.”
Advice to anti-government militias issued just three months before the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing included suggestions such as, “Keep the group size down,” “Leave no clues,” “Avoid the phone as much as possible,” and “Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”
The newsletters went out in the late 1980s and early 1990s at a time after Paul had decided to leave the House to return to work as an OB/GYN. He returned to the House in the 1996 election after 12 years away.
Gloria Borger’s position, ..as Media protocol dictates; “you understand that it’s my job to ask…”
My Question: If you need a shovel to dig up your questions, and your questions are mean-spirited and demeaning, “at least in my opinion,” you should find yourself another job.
According to Webster: mean-spir·it·ed, Having or characterized by a malicious or petty spirit.
According to Webster: de·mean·ing, To debase, as in dignity or social standing: to humble.
Gloria Anne Borger
Gloria Anne Borger (born September 22, 1952) is a political pundit, American journalist, and columnist. Borger is presently a contributing editor and columnist for US News and World Report magazine and a Senior Political Anal Cyst at CNN. She was formerly the National Political Correspondent for CBS News. After joining CNN in 2007, she was frequently seen covering the 2008 campaign trail. She generally appears on the last half of third hour of The Situation Room as part of ‘the (Emmy Award-winning) best political team on television.’ As of March 22, 2010 she also has a perch on the new “John King, USA” show.
Gloria grew up in New Rochelle. She is a graduate of Colgate University Class of 1974, with a degree in Journalism after washing out of English. Borger’s father owned Borger’s, a distributor of electrical appliances. She has one sister named Paula. Borger lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband, Lance Morgan, a lobbyist who works for Powell Tate and their two sons. (Source, Wikipedia)
Question: Does anyone over the age of six, who may be reading my blog today who possess and imagination that could bring them to believe that there is a 59-year-old University educated woman on the planet Earth whose personal life can be described with 62 words?
I mean, ..think about it, ..it took me 46 words to ask that “silly” Question.
So what do you think Ms. Borger might be “omitting” from “her” bio?
Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow