Posted in Andrew Cuomo, C-Haze, Carl Paladino, Christine O'Donnell, Current Events, Democrats, GOP, Meg Whitman, Republicans, Tea Party

O’Donnell, Whitman and Paladino- Oh My!

Now that Teabaggers Tea Party Members are contenders in recent elections, politics is becoming ever-more exciting.

Comical, too.

We have Christine O’Donnell, running for Senate in the state of Delaware, who “dabbled” in witchcraft, had a first date on a satanic alter, and lied about her educational background (her resume says she went to Oxford… really, she just studied at the Oxford campus of the Phoenix Institute).

Next we learn that California’s Republican gubernatorial candidate, Meg Whitman, knowingly employed an illegal immigrant as her housekeeper for nine years. Some people say she’s a hero for employing a poor migrant worker- illegal or not- for so many years at $23/hr. I would say that was very nice of her…

… if I wasn’t painfully aware of her public anti-immigration stance.

How arrogant of her, watching politicians much bigger, better and more powerful than she’s ever been, fall one by one, as they get caught in various scandals, and somehow believe that this time, things will be different. She thinks she’s the one that will get away with it?

Sigh.

My favorite, by far, however, would have to be the glorious (and sinfully delicious) battle for Governor in New York.

For the Democrats, we have Andrew Cuomo, and on the Republican ticket, Tea Party supported (and surprise candidate) Carl Paladino.

I’ve come to expect this sort of excitement on the Maury Povich show, but generally speaking, I don’t see it too often in the political arena.

Leave it to the New Yawkers to show us all how a dirty fight is really supposed to look!

Andrew Cuomo, it seems, is having a field day (actually this has been ongoing for several days now… but I digress) airing Carl Paladino’s dirty laundry for all to see.

Paladino had an extramarital affair several years ago that resulted in a daughter. His wife has forgiven him and accepted the child after their own son was killed in a car accident.

Mr. Paladino, who obviously doesn’t deny the affair, has hit back with some accusations of his own, claiming Cuomo has had plenty of his own “paramours” throughout the years.

Cuomo was married for 13 years to Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert F. Kennedy.

Paladino goes further, wondering aloud why no one has inquired as to why Mrs. Kennedy ultimately threw Cuomo out of their home, and why they eventually divorced.

Cuomo’s divorce from Kennedy was quite the scandal in 2003 when it occured, but the only thing we know for sure is that then-Mrs. Cuomo had a well-publicized affair with Bruce Colley, who I guess is some social muckety-muck in New York.  At the time there were whispers, but no public allegations, involving Mr. Cuomo and any other women.

Unfortunately for Paladino, we know he cheated on his wifey, as he has both admitted to the affair and to fathering another woman’s baby. Doubly unfortunate, Mr. Paladino has yet to offer any evidence of his claims against Cuomo, though he says he will, eventually.

I’m going to raise a doubtful eyebrow here. If his wife couldn’t find such evidence with an entire army of high priced attorneys (and therefore the entire arsenal those attorneys had at their disposal), I’m thinking Paladino is just talkin’ more sh*t, and has nothing to back any of it up with.

Seems to me Mr. Cuomo may have gently reminded the state of New York about Paladino’s past indiscretion(s), and then sat back quietly to watch it all unfold…

… And unfold it did!

The press is going wild over the whole ordeal, and Paladino is adding fuel to fire.

The problem, it seems, is that he’s fanning the flames onto himself, and not his opponent.

He is beginning to be better known for his crazed outbursts in the media and his wacko campaign ads than he is for his policy.

Here’s an example, straight from Paladino’s camp:

Andrew Cuomo claims he’ll clean up Albany – his hometown where he has played the Albany insiders game for decades… First, as the brutal campaign manager for Mario Sr.’s governors election where he denigrated the Gay community. Later, as an advisor to his father in the Capitol where he bullied opponents daily with threats and hollow promises. Now, as Attorney General, he takes campaign contributions from those he regulates and gives Democrat fat-cats a pass when they violate the law. Clean up Albany? Start with Cuomo

The press release was accompanied by the following image:

I don’t know that this ad makes me question Cuomo’s ethics…

… But I sure do miss my Nintendo 64 and Super Mario Brothers! 

Posted in C-Haze, News, Politics, War on Terror

McCain, Crystal Balls, Lies and Mainstream Media

I was wrong.

Shocking I know, but it does happen occassionally. The good news is, I’m not the only one who screwed up on this one. Most of y’all did too.

Anyway, onward. 

It appears that the media got a little over-zealous with regards to Obama “flip-flopping” on Iraq. Those of us political nutzos in the blogosphere jumped on this story only to find out that… well… it wasn’t actually a story after all.

Seems my pal (well he’d be my pal if he knew who I was- I’m certain of it) Obama did not flip-flop.

Yee haw!

Allow me to break this shit down for you.

Here’s what happened- McCain’s campaign recently looked deeply into their crystal ball and decided that Obama would… eventually, someday, probably… flip-flop on his Iraq stance. It hadn’t actually happened but because McCain said it will happen… most likely… the mainstream media jumped all over it, reporting on it as if it had happened.

Reminds me of that nutty psychic lady Cleo… only worse. People actually take this joker McCain seriously.

Scary.

Before long both supporters and opponents of Obama were beating the hell out of him for his “change of position”.

I must admit, I was one of those people… I’m now hanging my head in shame.

Stepping out of the psychic realm, jumping into reality, here’s how it went down.

Really.

McCain manipulated a simple statement of Obama’s- regarding his upcoming trip to Iraq. Obama had merely said he was going to visit the region so he could make a more thorough assessment of what was happening over there… using a firsthand viewpoint to refine his strategy- if necessary- with regards to the war.

That’s all he said, folks.

McCain jumped on that- somehow twisting the meaning around and simultaneously shoving it down the media’s throat.

Before we knew what had hit us, the headlines were screaming, “OBAMA FLIP-FLOPS STANCE ON WAR”.

Not true.

Now that we know it didn’t happen, now that we know McCain played a dirty trick on the media and the American people in general, where’s that story?

When the world was convinced that Obama had blatantly reversed his position we couldn’t get away from the headlines.

They were everywhere.

We now know he didn’t reverse his position after all.

We’ve also learned that the media is gullible as hell and no longer feels the need to verify the crap they decide to throw our direction. 

Beyond that we also know that McCain, at best, will play games to win a few votes. At worst, he’s a lying old-as-dirt scumbag who will stop at nothing to win the election. 

Why isn’t that just as big- if not bigger- a story?

McCain, with the help of the “let’s just run with it” media has made an ass out of us… I don’t understand why we aren’t just a littled ticked off by that.

Personally, I do a great job of making an ass of myself- by myself… I don’t need this guy contributing to that cause.