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Which GOP Presidential wannabe is the Holiest Man of God? Which will replace the bully pulpit with a clerical pulpit the fastest? According to Camp Mittens, it would require "an act of GOD" for Romney to lose the nomination at this point.

NBC News reports:

"Mitt Romney's campaign gathered the national press corps in their campaign war room this morning to deliver a simple message: It would take an 'act of God' for any candidate not named Mitt Romney to win the Republican nomination.

"The Boston-based campaign projected confidence in Romney's ability to win the nomination given the emerging delegate math in the campaign following last night's Super Tuesday contests.

"'We will get to 1,144 whether it's on someone else's timeline, or on our timeline,' said one top Romney aide. 'We will get to 1,144 and be the Republican nominee.'"

Overhearing this, Camp Ricky broke out the rosaries, icons, and holy water and prayed for just such a miracle.

Did you hear about the controversial Canadian study that claims there is a correlation between those who espouse conservative beliefs and low IQ?  No, it's not the first line of a rather highbrow joke, it's an actual longitudinal study that concludes that people with less intelligence are drawn to the conservative messages because they make them feel safe. 

The study, published in Psychological Science, says...

"Right-wingers tend to be less intelligent than left-wingers, and people with low childhood intelligence tend to grow up to have racist and anti-gay views, says a controversial new study. Conservative politics work almost as a 'gateway' into prejudice against others, say the Canadian academics. The study, by academics at Brock University in Ontario, Canada, used information from two UK studies from 1958 and 1970, where several thousand children were assessed for intelligence at age 10 and 11, and then asked political questions at age 33. The paper analyzed large UK studies which compared childhood intelligence with political views in adulthood across more than 15,000 people. The authors claim that people with low intelligence gravitate towards right-wing views because they make them feel safe."

Goes a long was to explain the phenomena of George W Bush, proud "C" student-cum-President, doesn't it? Or why Rick Santorum can address his throng of followers and call President Obama a "snob" for urging young people to attend college. They know the base. In Dim Son's case, they are the base.  

While the corporate media is focusing on the pointless Presidential posturing of the GOP candidates, trying to predict which will be "The Man Who Loses to Obama" in November, there is precious little attention being paid to the legacy of the former disastrous Republican president, George W Bush, and the havoc he wreaked in the Mideast. As a result of the Madness of King George, the Orwellian "Bush Doctrine" of striking before we are struck back against nations who did nothing to us, the bloody conflicts he started in Afghanistan and Iraq are now spreading across the region, with Syria and Iran now in the cross-hairs of the US war machine.

As we wind down in Iraq and Afghanistan with no victory, no resolution, no outcome other than mass destruction, mass death of our troops, innocent Muslim citizens, thousands of wounded maimed and mangled, the US economy ravaged for defense spending -- here we are. We are bankrupt morally, economically, and spiritually and our leaders [sic] are considering another venture -- or two -- into the Mideast killing machine.

We know where the two GOP front-runners stand on peeking under our skirts with their probes and denying women the right to personal medical decisions, but where are they on furthering the Bush/Cheney terror wars? What is their end game? Isn't that subject at least as important as the subject of controlling female reproduction and inflicting psychological torment on women seeking abortions? 

Does the potential death of thousands more innocent Muslims -- thousands more US troops -- merit the same attention as the question of whether or not insurance companies should cover female hormonal medications? Or whether or not a pregnant woman should be forced to endure an invasive vaginal ultrasound before being "allowed" to terminate her pregnancy?  

Wouldn't you like to know where these candidates stand on real issues of life and death? Are they with that segment of their ultra-right constituents that believes it's okay to kill innocent Muslim children in other countries (in the name of "liberating" them, literally to death) -- but not okay to abort an American fetus? Don't we deserve to have those questions answered as well?

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Kathy never expected a career in radio as a talk show producer. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Kathy was completing her nursing degree when in 2001 - in an emergency - she was asked to fill in as the producer of Mike's program. Within a few (more...)
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