From guest blogger Mike Fahy: More Evidence that Republicans never blow an opportunity to blow an opportunity.
Republicans endorse Democrats for the U.S. Senate!
Republicans need to take over the Senate if we have any chance of stopping RobertsCare, yet two elected Republicans are now endorsing two Democrat candidates for the U.S. Senate!
(a) Republican U.S. Representative Don Young of Alaska endorsed Democrat Mazie Hirono for U.S. Senate from Hawaii, and even made a television commercial for her campaign.
Republican, Linda Lingle, former governor of Hawaii, has a fairly good chance of winning the Senate seat. Why did Young endorse Hirono? Because he is for “bipartisanship”!
(b) Republican U.S. Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma endorsed Democrat Joe Manchin for U.S. Senate from West Virginia, and even contributed money to his November campaign so that he can defeat John Raese, the Tea Party Conservative who won the Republican primary.
On June 27, 2012 Republican Senator Coburn donated $250 to the reelection campaign of Democrat Senator Manchin who is seeking his first six-year term running against Conservative Republican John Raese. Why? Because, “We don’t agree on everything, but he’s a good guy,” says Tom Coburn. Manchin has a 15% rating by the American Conservative Union (2011).
Two years ago too!
Two years ago, three Republicans helped three Democrats win U.S. Senate seats! Establishment Republicans gave us a Harry Reid Senate by defeating Conservative candidates in November 2010.
(1) Christine O’Donnell was hit by Karl Rove who savagely attacked O’Donnell immediately after she clobbered ultra liberal Michael Castle in the Republican primary, 53% to 47%.
(2) Joe Miller was hit by John Boehner who gave all House perks including committee assignments to the non-Republican opponent of the Republican primary winner.
(3) Sharron Angle was hit by Tom Coburn (Okla.) who allowed Harry Reid to win reelection by cutting Republican Angle’s ground funds for the final ten days of her campaign.
Famous last bipartisan words: “My friends, you have nothing to fear from an Obama presidency.” (John McCain, 11/4/8)
Romney Agrees to Two-Against-One Debates
In May 2011 Sarah Palin said she would not agree to presidential debates unless half the moderators were Conservatives, or at least non-Liberals. Mitt Romney has agreed to presidential debates where all moderators are Liberals. N.B., FOX (most viewers) was excluded while CNN (least viewers) was included.
Presidential Debate No. 1 (domestic policy)
Jim Lehrer (PBS)
University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
Vice Presidential Debate
Martha Raddatz (ABC)
Centre College, Danville, Kentucky
Presidential Debate No 2. (town-meeting style)
Candy Crowley (CNN)
Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
Presidential Debate No 3. (foreign policy)
Bob Schieffer (CBS)
Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida
Convention Speakers and Non-Speakers
Not yet confirmed — Colin Powell is rumored to have accepted a key speaking role at the Democrat National Convention. Will Colin Powell be drummed out of the Republican Party? Of course not.
Confirmed — Will the most popular Republican speaker address the Republican National Convention? Of course not. Incumbent Veep nominee Sarah Palin has been blackballed by the Bush/Romney Country Club.
Two other possible speakers at the Democrat National Convention: Repulican John Warner and Republican Chuck Hagel.