Sunday, November 15, 2009

AP Begins Screening GOP Candidates for 2012

Under the guise of hard-hitting political analysis, the AP has tapped the growing conservative backlash at Obama's inept policies to screen the GOP presidential field for 2012. Why thank you, AP!

Everyone knows that the AP (or Allied Propagandists) is a lot of left-wing nut-jobs, so why does it deign to play king-maker to the Republican party? Because then it can get in its snarky little jabs at people who would never cut it on to the Manhattan cocktail circuit. Take a gander at these precious jewels:

A year before 2012 campaigning begins in earnest, here's a look at the moves some are making:

- Palin, the 2008 vice presidential nominee who resigned as governor of Alaska, is starting a national media tour to promote her book, "Going Rogue." Eager to show her conservative credentials, she recently endorsed grassroots-backed conservative Doug Hoffman over the GOP-supported candidate in an upstate New York congressional race. Hoffman lost but an undeterred Palin told conservative activists, "The cause goes on."

- Pawlenty, who was on McCain's vice presidential short list, decided not to run for a third term as governor. He's been methodically building an expansive political operation with Washington-based campaign veterans while working to raise his national profile and taking on Obama often. Pawlenty is a conservative, but he's tacked even further right recently, including backing Hoffman. [Not further right! :0]

- Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who lost to McCain, has kept a lower profile than others. He's carefully chosen when to insert himself into national politics. The former businessman has reappeared at key times to challenge Obama, primarily on economic policy. He's experienced the rigors of a national campaign, but previous charges of flip-flopping could haunt him. [As you demonstrate with this article.]

- Barbour, Mississippi's governor and a former national GOP chairman, ascended to the RGA chairmanship this summer around the time he visited Iowa and New Hampshire. He was credited with helping Republicans win in Virginia and New Jersey, and helping recruit a strong field of 2010 gubernatorial candidates. The question: Does a party with diversity issues want a white Southerner who is a former lobbyist as the party's face? [The only "diversity issue" the GOP has is the inane Democrat party's macawing of the charge of "racism" against it. Last time I checked, the historical party of racism is the Democrat Party - as displayed by the AP's litmus test of a potential GOP candidate's fitness for president of that man's skin color.]

- Gingrich, the former House speaker from Georgia known for leading the 1994 GOP takeover of Congress, has been traveling the country talking up Republican rebirth. He tested a stump-sounding speech in Kansas earlier this month, and has emerged as a critic of Obama's health care and economic policy. A leader among conservatives, Gingrich is a perennial flirt with the presidency. But he also carries baggage from his years as a lawmaker. [Baggage built and packed by the AP and their associates themselves. And no "conservative" I know endorses the neomarxist ruse of manmade climate change legislation.]

- Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor who won the Iowa caucuses in 2008, has spent the past year raising his national profile with a Fox News talk show - "Huckabee" - and radio commentaries called the "Huckabee Report." He's in the midst of a tour for his new book, "A Simple Christmas." A longtime favorite of evangelicals who lifted him to victory in Iowa, this Southern Baptist preacher will be challenged to broaden the scope of his support to the rest of the GOP. [You can almost here the AP spit the word "evangelical" from its collective mouths.}

Let me take this time to disabuse the AP of its delusions of relevance: No one cares about your dressed-up DailyKos talking points and we normal Americans banish you pretentious Marxists' "news reports" to more than internal memos circulated among leftists. If the left doesn't feel a conservative earthquake coming in 2012, and by that I mean a true restructuring of the political terrain, then it needs to gets its Richter scale checked. The aftershocks of 2012 are going to be felt for years to come, and the AP better begin to wrap its head around that concept now.

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