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VIDEO- George Will: Donald Trump is a "low IQ... bloviating ignoramus... What [benefit] is Romney seeking?"


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On ABC's “This Week," conservative commentator George Will blasted Donald Trump. And if anyone needs blasting, it's Trump and his colossal ego:

I do not understand the cost benefit here. The costs are clear. The benefit — what voter is gonna vote for him (Romney) because he is seen with Donald Trump? The cost of appearing with this bloviating ignoramus is obvious it seems to me.

“Donald Trump is redundant evidence that if your net worth is high enough, your IQ can be very low and you can still intrude into American politics. Again, I don’t understand the benefit. What is Romney seeking?

Willard Romney is intent on proving to America that he has no judgment whatsoever. Yet he and his party insist that he is perfect presidential material. You just keep thinking that, GOP.

Oh, and speaking of colossal egos...


VIDEO- Here's the lesson Mr. Romney: Don't bet against America


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Tone deaf much?

Willard Romney: "Let them go bankrupt." What does that remind me of? Think... think... Oh, that's right:


VIDEO- Mitt Romney: Welfare recipients should be drug tested, "a great idea."


First there was Georgia, now there's Willard supporting Georgia, by saying he thinks drug testing welfare recipients is "a great", no, even better, "an excellent idea."

Civil rights advocates, meanwhile, have been quick to challenge the constitutionality of drug testing bills that were passed last year, and courts blocked similar bills from being implemented in Florida and Michigan.

Civil rights aside for just a moment, not only is the number of people who use drugs and who also benefit from government assistance extremely low, it's not exactly cost effective either. So, the "They're all addicts!" talking point has been debunked, and the program is costly.

And Wise Man Willard thinks this is a "great" idea. Of course, he thinks outsourcing is too, along with "personhood," corporate personhood, marriage inequality, and abusing his dog.


Quickie: Rick Perry's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Judgment


Today's Quickie:

Inept, bumbling Rick Perry is still running. People still vote for him, give him their money, and trust him to be their commander in chief and feel he'd be a competent world leader. Voters even continue to trust their children's future to him.

Now presidential hopeless hopeful Rick Perry has selected racial profilersadistic, negligent, failed-sex-crimes-investigator, racist, all-around putz Sheriff Joe Arpaio to serve as his campaign’s Arizona state chairman.

GOP: Opposite World.

That was today's Quickie. Will you still respect me in the morning?

H/t: Think Progress


Top Gov. Bobby Jindal official arrested for drunk driving and more


Ba-Ba-Bobby Jindal's top guy has some 'splainin' to do, and Bobby's very, very bad judgment has some catching up to do.

Via The Advocate:

Police arrested state Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater and booked him early Saturday with driving while intoxicated and other counts, East Baton Rouge Parish Prison records show.

And what might those other counts be? Well, he ran a stop sign and drove on the wrong side of the road, f'rinstance. His blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit, so what else would one expect him to do?

In 2007, during his successful campaign for governor, Gov. Bobby Jindal pledged to have “zero tolerance for ethical lapses” by his administrative appointments.

Apparently, he's tolerating this lapse.

Of course, Bobby had no comment. However, his communications director said Rainwater would keep his job, because, hey, Rainwater is "deeply sorry" about the incident and swearstogod he'll "learn from [his] mistake.". Sure, because he got caught, and if you can't learn from embarrassing the hell out of a governor who happens to be your boss, what can you learn from?

Ba-Ba-Bobby sure can pick 'em.

By the way, what's up with, "Well, as long as he's really sorry and stuff" as an excuse to justify terrible behavior and/or to wipe the slate clean after someone makes egregious blunders and/or lies and/or cheats and/or has major ethics issues. I'm talkin' to you, Newt Gingrich supporters.

H/t: @Dovescorner


2006 VIDEO: Drunk Tim Pawlenty campaign manager gets arrested


What is it with Pro-torture GOP candidate for president Tim Pawlenty hiring drunks? He seems to have quite a history of doing that.

Taegan has video of one of them getting arrested, via City Pages:

Tim Pawlenty campaign manager Nick Ayers being pulled over and arrested for DWI in 2006.

Ayers' first words to the police officer are: "We're with Governor Perdue's campaign headquarters."

Yeah, that didn't go over too well.


In 2006, Tim Pawlenty's campaign manager, Nick Ayers, was running the reelection campaign of Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue. On October 25, just days before the election, Georgia State Troopers caught Ayers speeding, weaving, and apparently trying to evade pursuit. When he was stopped, Ayers failed a field sobriety test and refused to take a breath test. This video is taken from the dash-camera of the patrol car.

After he was arrested, Ayers chatted with the state trooper on his way to being booked for drunk driving. Read more at


Another day, another drunk Tim Pawlenty staffer with legal problems


Pro-torture GOP candidate for president Tim Pawlenty hired Erik Helland-- a two-term Iowa state legislator and a field staffer for John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign-- as the head of his Iowa staff. So what, you query. Big deal, you scoff. Booorrring, you eye-roll.

So this (via Roll Call):

The Polk County Attorney’s office confirmed Thursday that Helland pleaded guilty on Aug. 19, 2010, to one count of operating while intoxicated, first offense, and one count of interfering with official acts. Helland received a suspended sentence, which included three days in jail, 12 months of probation and a $1,250 fine.

He becomes the third staff member or prominent volunteer connected to Pawlenty’s campaign with legal problems related to alcohol. Two of them appear to be on criminal probation.

One already quit.

Wowzers, that's some hiring record, Timmy. I'm sure you must be very concerned that voters will notice your conspicuously bad judgment. Or your soft spot for reckless drinkers.  Maybe you're just losing touch with them high falootin' family values. Nah, who cares about trivial things like that?

This is all about avoiding bad press and late-night snickers:

“I think it’s bad for the candidate and it’s a bad news story,” said one GOP campaign consultant. “I don’t think it’s a question of judgment. But it makes you the butt of a lot of late-night jokes ... It’s not a trend you want as a candidate. It leads to not being taken seriously.

See, Tim's ability to make wise choices has nothing to do with it. It's all about Letterman and Leno. It is clearly NOT about a felon who was convicted three times for drunken driving, served six months in jail, and is still on probation. Nor is it about another staffer who resigned after being arrested for public intoxication and trespassing because he tried to enter the back door of a house that, oops, wasn't his.

As for taking TPaw seriously, well, that's already a joke. Anyone else watch the Republican debate last night?

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