I'm glad he finally was allowed into a debate, so we could hear his positions. Truthfully, I don't know much about him, will do my own research (since the media/pundits don't think he is worthy).
It was up to each states Governor to decide where they wanted their stimulus to go and up to them to make sure permits were obtained and work was ready to be started. In my town in MI, a bridge in the middle of town was replaced, our entire main street has had new sewers from one end to the other and work has now begun on several side streets. Work has been continuous for 2 years. 5 miles from me, another bridge was replaced. Just because you haven't seen work going on in your town, doesn't mean it hasn't been done anywhere in your State. And if nothing was done at all, that's your Governors fault for not using the money as it was supposed to be used. Why not ask HIM where that money went?
Sadly the sign to put up the road construction cost more than the actual project. Waste Waste Waste and no Jobs is the bottom line. A well contrived ruse with many strings attached.
I'm not doubting the work you site was done, but 2 bridges, miles of sewers and streets repaved sounds like work having been planned for maybe 5-8 years. They don't just "put up bridges." Studies have to be done, budget hearings, test drilling, designs and redesigns, material orders, and public annoyance hearings, etc. Sounds more like you have Bush to blame...er...thank.
The joke has been on the Internet, in various forms, for at least a week. Just because Rush said it doesn't give him ownership rights.
It was a great line. Isn't copying someone else the best form of flattery.
In reality, Johnson does not have a chance, he gets a pass on this from me especially since the line originated from Rush and really does hold value. Not all listen to Rush, and now a lot have heard it and maybe it will resonate and stick.
He read it off of a sheet of paper which means the experience wasn't his. Sort of like tony bennet's ingenuine apology about 9/11.
She could have prepared for that inevitable question and exited from that controversy gracefully but she chose to stick with that indefensible story of a woman coming up to her after the last debate, upset and in tears.
Bachmann had 9 days to look up the facts and distance herself from the "retardation" allegation but she obviously chose to perpetuate this myth and remain a stranger to the truth.
There is plenty of information -- both good and bad -- about Gardasil.
For instance, since 2006 there have been over
20,000 reports of adverse side effects related to Gardasil.
92 reported deaths among girls who received the Gardasil vaccine
Other serious side effect related to Gardasil are:
Guillain Barre syndrome
Do you notice anything missing? There is no mention of retardation in the list of serious side effects.
Quantifiable deaths and disease would have made her position stellar but she chose to go with an anecdotal statement made before a single witness.
This information was quite easy to find. Bachmann had 9 days to walk back the retardation aspect of her attack and by not doing so she looks foolish.
Her behavior makes no sense to me. She reports a mystery woman's story about a side effect never reported to Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.
My Candidate Ranking...so far.
1) Ron Paul is riding on the "repeal" and "do away with" campaign which makes his platform the most attractive to me.
2) I'm liking Herman Cane more each time I hear him speak.
3) Gov. Jon Huntsman, what happened to this guy? Did he stick his finger in a light socket? THE SLEEPER HAS AWAKENED! There is sign of political life present in this candidate but is he a true believer or is it just political theater?
4) Gov. Johnson established himself as a conservative candidate.
The following candidates currently are not on my radar.
Gov. Romney keeps saying he would executive order wavers to all citizens and says nothing about repealing Obamacare. There's much more to Obamacare than the mandated insurance. What is Romney trying to protect in that voluminous bill.
Rep. Bachmann can't let go of her Gardasil mistake...not at all attractive.
Sen. Santorum is consistently conservative but he wants to resurrect Don't Ask Don't Tell. Really wish some of these candidates would adopt the unity theme for their campaigns.
Gov. Rick Perry and Romney continue to slug it out. One will come out the winner but will the survivor be so damaged by the brawl that he will be unable to win in the General Election?
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has a problem. I sense that the moderators, the other candidates and possibly the voters aren't taking the former Speaker seriously.
I heard Rush make his comments and did remember them when I heard Gary Johnson's joke. It was funny both times.