I have said for quite a while now that if we are to be able to compete with and beat this underhanded Republican disinformation campaign we must like it or not play the game on their level but we must not be damaging our own party for personal gain at the expense of our America. This just plays into Rove's and Republican hands.With only 30 days until the first votes are cast in the Iowa caucus, every candidate and campaign is looking for an edge, and clearly some folks are finding those edges in dirty tricks — nasty information, sometimes false, often spread anonymously. It's a murky world and often tough to tell what's true, what's false and where any of it is coming from. This weekend, conservative columnist Robert Novak reported that agents of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., claimed her campaign has scandalous information about Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., but they have decided not to use it.The Obama campaign quickly took the item and used it to tar Clinton as part of the proverbial problem. "If the purpose of this shameless item was to daunt or discourage me or supporters of our campaign from challenging and changing the politics of Washington, it will fail," an Obama campaign statement said.Dirty tricks have been a part of American politics as far back as the mudslinging in the 1800 race between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. The Dirty game
Democratic sniping against their own is not subsiding but I am happy to hear that the Republican frontrunners are doing it to each other and it is taking a toll. GOP hopefuls Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani exchanged numerous verbal spars over the weekend -- just days before the two will meet face-to-face at the CNN/YouTube debate. The bulk of the battle stemmed from Romney's decision on Friday to call for the resignation of Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Kathe Tuttman -- 20 months after he appointed her.
Romney defended his decision Saturday, saying that Tuttman had "showed an inexplicable lack of good judgment," and that, despite her "record of being a law and order prosecutor," her poor judgment requires her to step down. Giuliani, who was also in New Hampshire, told The Associated Press on Saturday, "the governor is going to have to explain his appointment and the judge is going to have to explain her decision."
Romney shot back -- making jabs at Giuliani's judgment. Romney pointed to his rival's close friend and former New York police commissioner, Bernard Kerik, who is being indicted on multiple counts of corruption and fraud. "It's strange to have him bringing forward my selection of individuals to serve, judges and so forth, when he's got Bernie Kerik all over him these days. When someone he knew was under investigation, he recommended to the president to be secretary of Homeland Security?... Throwing stones from a glass house is never a wise thing to do," Romney said in an interview to be aired Monday on CNN's "The Situation Room." romney, Giuliani attacks get personal
Also, The back-and-forth backbiting between Republican presidential rivals Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney spilled over into Sunday as Giuliani contended that the former Massachusetts governor has fumbled on health care and economic matters.
Asked by a diner patron about Romney's health care program while governor, Giuliani said Romney "made a mistake" by mandating coverage for all Massachusetts residents. "When you mandate it, it ends up costing you much more money," said Giuliani, a former New York mayor. Repug backbiting continues
Being from Massachusetts I will tell you Romney is as worthless and as big a liar as Bush. His damage was wide spread and is still coming to light. I am happy to see the Republican back biting and I can only hope they eat themselves up though I do question whether or not it matters knowing many of us think that if there is an election in 2008 it will by hook or by crook stolen by the Republicans.
That said I am still happy to see Sen. Trent Lott of Mississippi, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, will announce his resignation effective this year, FOX News has learned. Lott, 66, was re-elected in 2006 amid speculation that he would retire. Instead, against his wife Tricia's wishes, he ran again, regaining a Senate leadership position after being forced from the top Republican seat in 2002, following remarks he made that were seen as racially insensitive.
Lott, who is serving his fourth Senate term, was expected to discuss his plans later Monday. Lott becomes the sixth Senate Republican this year to announce retirement, possibly posing more difficulties for an embattled GOP that will be trying to retain the presidency and fight further losses to Democrats who regained control of both houses of Congress last November.
His leaving also will create an open Republican leadership slot, but FOX News has learned that Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona will make a run for that spot. Lott's decision to remain in the Senate last year was aimed in part at using his clout to push for repairs to his state's coastal region after the wrath left by the 2005 hurricane season, including hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Lott's own coastal home was destroyed by the storms. Good or bad you decide
* I thought Lott was tired of the game and wanted out now because he was sick of playing the sole role of blocking any Democratic efforts to help the country and the people. Then I found out all these idiots are getting out before the new law kicks in and they have to wait 2 years before they can be Lobbyists and steal real money. I can only hope all recent events help destroy the Republican Party though as I said and many feel the same way, I absolutely expect another stolen election.
** Quickly I want to touch on Al Gore going to the White House to be honored by the idiot who stole his Presidency. The two will meet today in the Oval Office, where President Bush will honor the American winners of this year's Nobel's, including Gore, the former vice president who claimed his share of the Peace Prize this year for his work on global warming and also claimed a majority of the popular vote in the presidential election of 2000 but lost to Bush in the Electoral College -- following a 36-day court fight over a disputed 537-vote margin for Bush in Florida.
Listen to this BS! "The president is very pleased that both Vice President Gore and Mrs. Gore will attend today,'' said Dana Perino, the White House press secretary. "President Bush personally called Vice President Gore and asked him to attend… They will meet privately… in the Oval… prior to the visit with the other Nobel laureates.
"This president is looking forward to having a private meeting with him,'' she said. Yet the Oval Office ceremony with the Nobel laureates will serve as a "photo opportunity,'' not a public ceremony per se, the White House says today. What's said in the Oval Office may well stay in the Oval Office. Look at this BS
** I am sick of the games, underhandedness, and two faced lying initiated by this mis-Administration. I am sure there will be a private meeting first but only to hopefully eliminate any unwelcome surprises. I would love for Gore to take the opportunity to announce a run for the Presidency. Wow would that change the landscape! Either that or he should accept Bush's congratulations and instead of shaking hands with the chief idiot, simply nod and walk away! What do you think?