Posts Tagged ‘Governor’

Mike Huckabee Announces 2016 Presidential Bid

Mike Huckabee - photo by Gage Skidmore

On Tuesday, Mike Huckabee announced he is running for president for a second time. During a campaign launch speech in Hope, Arkansas, Huckabee cast himself as outside the Washington elite establishment, you know, just an average guy with humble roots from a small town. Of course, his small town upbringing is why someone is supposed to trust Huckabee, and why someone is supposed to vote for Huckabee, because hey, he’s just a regular guy like you and I. Casting aside the religious dogma for a moment, there’s still a huge problem with the Huckabee humble beginnings bullshit, and that’s because,…
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Rick Scott, And Amassing Personal Wealth In Health Care

Should someone, let’s say for example, Florida Governor Rick Scott, be able to amass great personal wealth working in the field of health care? Because that’s exactly why Rick Scott is a wealthy person. That’s exactly why Rick Scott had the name recognition required to be elected governor of Florida. Without the wealth he amassed as CEO of Columbia/Healthcare Corporation of America (HCA), a position he resigned amid a Medicare fraud scandal, he would not have had the power and influence to become governor. Now, I know this line of questioning is antithetical to the belief system of many conservatives, but it’s…
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Governor Walker: Ask Obama What He Thinks Of America

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Earlier this week, former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani said, “I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America.” It takes a special level of idiocy to believe someone who subjects themselves to the grueling process of running for president, does not love his country, but as we have seen, Giuliani is game. But more importantly, Giuliani’s statement is simply the latest example of the Right’s attempt at “otherizing” President Obama. Feeling left out of the process, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker played it coy when he said, “You should ask the president…
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New Georgia Gun Law Goes Well Beyond The Second Amendment

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On Wednesday, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed into law an NRA-approved gun bill that allows residents with concealed carry permits to take their savage hardware into government buildings, bars, churches, even school zones. Georgia law allows guns in some schools, bars, churches – CNN.com — “The Second Amendment should never be an afterthought. It should be at the forefront of our minds,” Deal said while touting his NRA endorsement for governor and “A” rating during his 17 years in Congress. The governor said the law “will protect the constitutional rights of Georgians who have gone through a background check to…
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South Carolina Democratic Chairman’s Insulting Comment About Governor Nikki Haley

South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman - Dick Harpootlian

This one is for those who might think I overlook insensitive or insulting remarks made by Democrats. Potentially racist comments are rare on the left, but to be sure, I don’t care what party you belong to. If you’re asshole, I’ll call it out. During a party event, South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian said, “In about eighteen months from now, hopefully [gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen] will have sent Nikki Haley back to wherever the hell she came from and this country can move forward.” Because Governor Nikki Haley is an American citizen, born in South Carolina to Indian parents,…
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