1/29/12 Tonight on the Dark Side : School choice – why aren’t more Black leaders fighting for choice in our schools? Where are all our fathers? And I’ll tell you why I think Americans of all stripes should be concerned about the breakdown of the Black family. It’s a special Dark Side all about community and I want to hear your opinions. Mark your calendar, call in and sound off. Tonight at 10 p.m. EST, 7p.m. Pacific.
Fair.. a word being thrown about endlessly this political season – especially by our president and the democrats. Fair share and economic fairness seem to come up in all talking points and speeches. Every time I hear that word fair I always start wondering, what is fair and who determines what is fair? I’m sure if you ask a hand full of people what is fair you would get a handful of answers. And just who determines what is fair. The president? The congress? What I think is fair, might not be what you think is fair. Well I have news for everyone LIFE NEVER WAS, IS NOT NOW, AND NEVER WILL BE FAIR. And that’s a good thing.
Over the past few decades we have tried to make all things fair for all people, we are now learning what a disaster it has been. A case in point, firefighters in a town in New York take a test for promotions, no blacks pass the test so they promote no one. Why? Because someone determined it’s not fair. The test must have been race biased they said. I’m still trying to figure out how a test can be race biased. Last I checked 2+2=4 no matter what your race is. Affirmative Action is supposed to make things more fair. Show me how? The man that aced the test studied night and day, went to night school and got a tutor. Busted his hump to pass that test, but because no blacks passed the test he was out. Now I want someone to explain to me how that is fair? A man invests all his time an energies, sacrifices time with his family so he can better himself and he’s told you got the highest mark on the test, a 98% but sorry we still can’t promote you. Fair?
Another case, years ago some liberal brain-e-ack decided that we must not hurt our children’s feelings. There should be no winners or losers. Instead we are all winners, because that is the fair thing to do. I wish I could find the one person that started that, because I would love to give him a big slap across the head. He could tell me how unfair that is. Children play sports, the winners get trophies, but also the losers get trophies. Now again, can someone explain to me how that is fair to the winners? They practice, sacrifice time to make themselves winners, but get nothing special, because the losers got the same thing they did. Also the losers are thinking why should we practice or sacrifice our time we are going to get a trophy no matter what. And WA-LA we now have a generation thinking everything is owed to them. Fair?
When I was a kid we would choose up sides and play ball. When we lost, we would say “O.K. We’ll get you next time.” You see the difference? By losing, it made us want to strive to better ourselves. Try to make ourselves better than before. Children need to sample life, the good as well as the bad. If we hide the bad from them, we are doing them more harm than good.
It’s been proven over and over again, liberal views and policies just do not work.
This is one mans opinion.
In 1980 I was living in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
I had been encouraged to listen to Dan Quayle, who was running for the United States Senate against a long-term incumbent Democrat. That was the year that viciousness in campaign ads was taking place across the nation. The sitting senator, Birch Bayh, was being trashed pretty harshly by the religious right.
The was the stage, and the actors were set. Being a political junkie since before I was old enough to vote I decided to take the suggestion. In doing so, I was told that Representative Dan Quayle would be at a shopping mall at a designated time to address whoever showed up. I showed up…along with other people.
In the mall there was a small platform, I am guessing about 8- 10 inches high. Congressman Quayle was on the platform speaking and answering questions. I witnessed something which may have little meaning to most, but to me it was significant. I believe it involved Dan’s son, Ben, whom is now serving as a House member representing Arizona’s Third Congressional District. I say I believe it was Ben, because of the ages of the children at the time. I never asked.
Here is what I recall happening. The details are fuzzy, but the influence and impact was not.
Ben must have been playing on the platform as his father spoke. At some point, the toddler toppled over and off of the platform. Nothing serious, it has likely happened to most children, in some manner.
But, what was remarkable to me at the time is that it was A congressman, seeking to unseat a sitting liberal Democrat, that ceased speaking and went to his child’s rescue. He briefly cuddled, reassured, and calmed the frighten boy. He passed his child to another (my belief is that it was the mom, Marilyn). Then, he went back to his speech as though he had never been disrupted.
I left the incident with a distinct impression in mind; “This is the man I want to represent me in the Senate. He is a man that instinctively knows his priorities.” To me that was no small potatoes.
In my religion there is a quote that is occasionally used which says “from small and simple things are great things brought to pass”. Simply standing where priorities are is a very small thing in this day and age. Candidates are “blown by every wind of doctrine” and frequently set aside their professed values for momentary applause. There is a very strong tendency for such candidates to judge the tenets of their convictions to meet the expediency of their campaign…rather than the other way around.
It appears that Rick Santorum left Florida presumably to “do his taxes”. Today, the news media is reporting that he is placing his young daughter, Bella, in the hospital sometime Sunday. Rick Santorum, has chosen to be where he should be (in my mind), rather than scrambling for votes. I personally admire that. The details are fuzzy, but the influence and impact are not.
Now, I am a political hack. I freely admit that. I am harsh in my assessment of candidates, and quick to offer an uninvited opinion. My mind would have me wander down that road in this article, and throw some comparison to other candidates out on the blogosesphere. I will not!
Thank you, Senator Santorum.
Tonight, on Married to the Game, we’ll be talking about, you guessed it…. The 2012 Republican Primary. More importantly, we’ll also be discussing how we, as voters, have been treating each other. Spoiler alert: These politicians WORK FOR US. We are friends and family, and they are our employees. There is no reason we should tear each other down to build one of these politicians up.
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Now don’t get me wrong, I love the moon as much as the other guy/gal… but until we learn to deal with the 13 colonies here on earth… perhaps some ideas are just TOO BIG for the moment.
Say what you will about Mitt Romney’s CNN Debate… but this was a HOME RUN and ANY true conservative should at least concede this much.
”Several of Romney’s answers were as knife-sharp as we’ve seen at any debate during the primary season, particularly his laundry list of projects, including the lunar colony, that Newt Gingrich has proposed”
“In South Carolina, it was a new interstate highway, and dredging the port in Charleston. In New Hampshire, it was burying a power line coming in from Canada and building a new VHA hospital in New Hampshire so that people don’t have to go to Boston,” Romney said. “This idea of going state to state and promising what people want to hear, promising billions, hundreds of billions of dollars to make people happy, that’s what got us into the trouble we’re in now.”
“A big idea,” Romney concluded, is not always “a good idea.”
Under the guise of being the MOST CONSERVATIVE Washington DC OUTSIDER…. (If only I could pretend I never heard any of this…) Newt promised Executive Orders to right the wrong of the current Administration… Lunar projects… Training programs… and the list will undoubtedly grow as the 2012 GOP campaign crosses all 57 states… (oops…. did I say 57???).
This Newt’s wannabee moral value candidate image, even for those of us who didn’t give a rat’s ass about Clinton’s … is bit of a big pill to swallow… something about throwing rocks in glass houses comes to mind.
I don’t need pundits or die hard Newt fans to convince me my ears & eyes are lying…. If you’re paying attention, Newt is crystal clear, thank you very much!!!! Progressivism a la GOP is no more palatable than Barack Obama’s FUNDAMENTAL Transformation…
I heard that they existed, but I just could not believe it. Joseph F. Cotto, a blogger at another “not so conservative” website, describes himself as a “member of the all-but-extinct Rockefeller wing of the Republican Party, taking conservative stances on fiscal and national security issues while being a staunch centrist on social matters.”
First, I thank God that the Rockefeller wing of the Republican Party, members of the Republican Party who held moderate to liberal views similar to those of Nelson Rockefeller, is “all-but-extinct.” The term “Rockefeller wing” has fallen into disuse, replaced by the term RINO.
Second, what, precisely, is
Never heard of Joseph F. Cotto? Well, not specifically by name, but he (and many like him) exist when it comes time to vote. And it is people like him who have made/continue to make this country a fiscal and social wreck. Rush Limbaugh has been quite vocal lately about him, the “independents” and “moderates” that conservatives cannot alienate if they want to win elections.
Third party? While there may be true conservative candidate out there, I think that the power behind the Tea Party, conservatives who have had it with Joseph F. Cotto and his ilk, know that a third party will only bleed votes from the Republican candidate, thereby handing victory to the Democrats. So they turn to Republicans, their only choice since most Republicans are more conservative than Democrats. So what are we to do? Continue to do what we have been doing: get the word/truth out. Things are beginning to turn around. That is why sites like CDN and CNC are so important.
I think Joseph F. Cotto and all the RINOs and Rockefeller Republicans like him, are the reason A.F. Branco’s “Typical Voters” cartoon (?) is so appropriate. And Tony once again has demonstrated why a picture is worth a thousand words.
But that’s just my opinion.
LANDOVER, Md., Jan. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Giant Food, LLC, following a recall by Pinnacle Foods Group, announced that it removed from sale several varieties of Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes. The products may have been cross-contaminated with soy products, an undeclared allergen.
The affected products all have a recommended use by date from November 1, 2011, throughOctober 16, 2012. The following frozen pancake products are included in this recall:
- Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Pancakes, 14.8 oz., UPC 019600058205
- Aunt Jemima Low Fat Buttermilk Pancakes, 14.5 oz., UPC 019600051008
- Aunt Jemima Oatmeal Pancakes, 14.8 oz., UPC 019600054900
- Aunt Jemima Homestyle Pancakes, 14.8 oz., UPC 019600059103
- Aunt Jemima Confetti Pancakes, 14.8 oz., UPC 019600059554
- Aunt Jemima Whole Grain Pancakes, 14.5 oz., UPC 019600060406
To date, Giant has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products. The products are safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a soy allergy. Customers who have purchased these products may discard any unused portions or bring their purchase receipt to Giant for a full refund.
Symptoms of food allergies typically appear from within a few minutes to two hours after a person has eaten the food to which he or she is allergic. Allergic reactions can include: hives; flushed skin or rash; tingling or itchy sensation in the mouth; face, tongue, or lip swelling; vomiting; diarrhea; abdominal cramps; coughing or wheezing; dizziness or lightheadedness; swelling of the throat and vocal cords; difficulty breathing; and loss of consciousness.
Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Pinnacle Foods Group information line at 1-888-299-7646. In addition customers may call Giant Customer Service at (800) 767-7772 for more information or visit the Giant website at www.giantfood.com.
For Americans who still choose to get their news from the mainstream media corporations at ABC, NBC, and CBS, the news that 77% of the TARP bailout money has been repaid to the taxpayer seems like a marvelous revelation. Considering that that is about all the public has been told concerning the TARP taxpayer cash giveaway sweepstakes, the following information will come as quite a shocker. From the Special Inspector General for TARP (SIGTARP) report, we see just how the media is failing this country today: Keep in mind that this is the Quarterly Report to Congress dated Jan. 26, 2012. You may access the complete report at sigtarp.gov
According to the Jan 2012 SIGTARP report:
U.S. Taxpayers are stilled owed approximately $133 billion dollars.
As of the end of 2011, the Treasury has written off $4.2 billion and realized losses of $7.8 billion, of which the U.S. taxpayer will never see a penny of repayment, with more losses expected in the future.
While the TARP bailouts were enacted in 2008, TARP bailouts will in fact, continue through the year 2017. Treasury has been authorized to spend another $51 billion tax dollars on TARP supported housing programs and “certain securities markets.”
As of Jan. 2012, there were “criminal convictions of 31 defendants, of whom 22 have been sentenced to prison, a reported total ofcriminal actions against 61 individuals, including 45 senior officers (CEOs, owners, founders, or senior executives) of their organizations,and another 18 civil cases naming…corporate or other legal entities as defendants.
Look who still owes the taxpayer a whopping $75 billion dollars according to the latest SIGTARP report: AIG still owes $50 billion while GM still owes $25 billion dollars. Ally Financial also still owes the U.S taxpayers another $12 billion dollars.
The U.S. Treasury also handed out TARP “loans” and then took stock as a form of payment. The G.M. stock held by the Treasury ( thus the taxpayers) was currently trading at $24.72 on Thursday of last week. The break even price needed to recover the taxpayers cost of that part of the G.M. Bailout? $53.98 a share, or more than double it’s current value!
The bottom line: The taxpayers have lost tens of billions of TARP dollars already through fraud and other criminal methods of theft, and there is a lot more to come. Check out the above-linked SIGTARP report. While the media refuses to report on this massive taxpayer fraud, there are some names of those already convicted right in that report. AIG and the “Largest Automaker in the world” G.M. as Obama and company like to brag about still owes the taxpayer $25 billion dollars, and AIG owes them double that! One last fact: TARP was passed in 2008, when Nancy Pelosi was running the U.S. House of Representatives and Harry Reid was running the U.S. Senate. Yes they are both Liberal Democrats.
Other fast facts about TARP from the NY Times:
The final tally in the House was 263 to 171, with 91 Republicans joining 172 Democrats in favor. That was a wider bipartisan majority than vote-counters in both parties had expected, completing a remarkable turnabout from Monday, when the House defeated an earlier version of the bill by 228 to 205.
In the end, 33 [ Senate] Democrats and 24 Republicans who had voted no on Monday switched sides on Friday to support the plan. Both Mr. Obama and his Republican rival, Senator John McCain, voted for the measure when the Senate approved it on Wednesday, and both hailed Friday’s outcome.
The financial markets, however, were not enthusiastic. Already weighed down by another round of bleak economic data, including a report showing that 159,000 jobs were lost in September. (emphasis added) [While current President Barack Obama constantly states that the U.S was bleeding 700,000 jobs a month when he took office, in late 2008 it was in fact, 159,000 jobs lost for the entire month of September, 2008, just before he took office. Just last week, according to CNN Money, we lost another 377,000 jobs!]
Twitter has been the backbone of revolutions, regime change, and much more. The ability to spread information around the world in an instant has changed the way people disseminate vital information. The free flow of this information, and the ability to “Retweet” it, literally puts the world in the palm of our hands. To put it simply: Twitter has changed the world.
Now, it appears that the world has changed Twitter. Twitter announced Thursday that it can now block tweets, as well as individual accounts, from appearing to users in specific countries, and that it may use the feature to comply with governments’ request to censor information. Before, Twitter could only block tweets and accounts globally.
As it said on the Twitter Blog:
As we continue to grow internationally, we will enter countries that have different ideas about the contours of freedom of expression. Some differ so much from our ideas that we will not be able to exist there. Others are similar but, for historical or cultural reasons, restrict certain types of content, such as France or Germany, which ban pro-Nazi content.
Until now, the only way we could take account of those countries’ limits was to remove content globally. Starting today, we give ourselves the ability to reactively withhold content from users in a specific country — while keeping it available in the rest of the world. We have also built in a way to communicate transparently to users when content is withheld, and why.
So Twitter users are banding together for a Twitter Blackout – with hashtag #TwitterBlackout – on January 28th, 2012. This irony is that Twitter helped spread the news about the online blackouts in protest of the SOPA and PIPA legisation – and now ACTA – and now the service itself is being protested. Stay tuned to see what impact this has on the microblogging site’s traffic, advertising, etc.
Today, January 27, 2012, we learn that Ener1, the owner of a company that received $118.5 million from the Department of Energy (DOE), filed for bankruptcy protection after defaulting on bond debt. EnerDel, the company that Ener1 owns, makes electric-car batteries. Ener1, based in New York, makes lithium-ion batteries for plug-in electric cars. Under President Barack Hussein Obama’s stimulus program, DOE awarded grants to Ener1, trying to create a US electric-car industry. Ener1’s EnerDel unit, based in Indianapolis, IN, was the DOE grant recipient. “DOE’s grant to EnerDel is supporting a cutting edge battery manufacturing plant that is producing batteries in America that are being sold across the country and around the world,” said Jen Stutsman, spokesperson for DOE.
Vice President Joe Biden toured the Ener1 plant, located in Greenfield, IN, in January, 2011. Biden believed the loan still seemed like a good idea at the time, since Obama was pushing to put 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015 and needed electric batteries to do so. “We know what’s coming – you don’t have to be a fortune-teller to see where the automobile industry has to go,” Biden told Ener1 employees last year. “So why not? Why not have it made in America? That’s why we went out there and came up with $2.4 billion for battery technology.” Representative Cliff Stearns (R-FL), chair of the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, recalled Biden’s visits to and the failures of Solyndra and Beacon Power in 2011. “One bankruptcy may be a fluke, two could be coincidence, but three is a trend,” said Stearns.
In June, 2011, Think Global, an Oslo, Norway, electric car manufacturer, and Ener1’s largest customer, filed for bankruptcy. It has since been a uphill battle for Ener1, which was delisted from NASDAQ in December, 2011. For Think Global, it was the fourth financial economic collapse in its 20-year history. Think North American, a subsidiary of Think Global, has an electric vehicle (EV) production plant in Elkhart, Indiana. But Obama and Biden, despite Think Global’s economic history, still had DOE give Ener1 taxpayer money.
Obama said in his State of the Union address that he would not “cede the wind or solar or battery industry to China or Germany because we refuse to make the same commitment here.” Well, he may have to make the cessation because we taxpayers are really tired of his cronies and favorite ideas getting DOE grants, loans, and loan guarantees.
Further, there is a “Catch 22″ with EVs. If EVs ever achieve a meaningful percentage of the vehicles on the road, how will they be powered? Not, without large subsidies, from windmills or solar panels. Coal, which still accounts for most of our electrical capacity, has the same CO2 and greater particulate emissions as gasoline. Because of inefficiencies in generating and transporting electricity, far more energy has to be consumed to power a car electrically than to produce the same amount of power with an internal combustion engine. Batteries are an intractable problem. Despite predictions of progress in battery technology, all known battery technologies are very limited in the amount of energy that can be stored, compared to the amount of energy a tank of gasoline can provide. There is no reason to foresee a breakthrough new technology, and engineering
Electric cars have been around for over a century (does anyone remember the 1909 Baker Electric?). There is good reason that they have never taken over more than minor niches. Squandering government money on this technology is negligent at best, and is fast becoming criminal.
But that’s just my opinion.
A ninth grader, who attends Mustang Mid-High School in Mustang, Oklahoma, snapped a picture of a sleeping substitute teacher with his cell phone camera and posted it on a social network. The unnamed student who was suspended is facing disciplinary action with the school district.
According to The Oklahoman the picture shows a “close-eyed man reclining behind a desk”.
ABCNews.com’s request for an interview was denied but the school “issued a statement acknowledging it had conducted an internal investigation into the actions of the student and the substitute teacher.”
We get a quite disingenuous/dishonest/outright lying 2012 campaign advertisement from President Barack Hussein Obama, the person who said his administration would have the most open and transparent administration in history. You know, the one that has no secrets.
Obama’s ad tells part of the truth, the part that favors him, just enough to fool Democrats and Obama Kool-Aid drinkers. In a campaign ad that is now running in Virginia, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, and Wisconsin, he claims that his policies have promoted clean energy jobs and reduced the nation’s dependence on foreign oil, while enduring secretive unfounded attacks from the energy industry. And he even has the nerve to promote his ethics record. And all of this in a 30 second ad.
You can, if you have a very strong physical constitution, watch the ad here.
Let’s examine what Obama claims in the ad, then look at what Paul Harvey used to call “the rest of the story.”
- Claim: Secretive oil billionaires attacking President Obama — The Rest of the Story: The Oil & Gas industry in general, and the Koch brothers in particular, have been anything but secretive in their attacks on President Obama
- Claim: Implication that President Obama has created 2.7 million “clean energy industry” jobs — The Rest of the Story: The number 2.7 million came from a Brookings Institute report. The ad cites the report from the Brookings Institute (see page 4 of the report). That report says, “The clean economy, which employs some 2.7 million workers, encompasses a significant number of jobs in establishments spread across a diverse group of industries… Most clean economy jobs reside in mature segments that cover a wide swath of activities including manufacturing and the provision of public services such as wastewater and mass transit. A smaller portion of the clean economy encompasses newer segments that respond to energy-related challenges. These include the solar photovoltaic (PV), wind, fuel cell, smart grid, biofuel, and battery industries.  [all emphases mine]
The report says that the “clean economy establishments added half a million jobs between 2003 and 2010.” Obama was inaugurated in January, 2009, so his claim to any job created before he was inaugurated is a outright lie! Further, the report refers to “clean economy” jobs, not “clean energy” jobs. The great majority of the “clean economy” jobs are not in the “clean energy industry.” But as we have seen, Obama is quite adept at comparing apples and oranges.
Bottom line: Obama claims ANY job, regardless of its nature, to belong to the “clean energy industry,” and tries to claim that the “clean economy” and “clean industry” are the same thing!
- Claim: Implication that Obama played a role in the increase in US domestic oil production — The Rest of the Story: Most domestic oil production growth was worked up, leased, drilled and plumbed-up for production over the last decade or more, long before he was inaugurated. His policies have actually done just the opposite – they have reduced production. Increases in production have come from two sources:
- Fracking of shale in the Baaken field: despite the EPA’s efforts to stop fracking, the Baaken field continues to produce
- Gulf of Mexico: deepwater discoveries in the gulf that have been brought on line over the last three years were discovered years before Obama was inaugurated
- Claim: The US dependence on foreign oil is now below 50% — The Rest of the Story: While his claim may be true, the ad fails to explain why it is true: oil consumption is down because we remain in an economic recession/depression, something he promised to end if elected.
The ad says, “Independent watchdogs call this president’s record on ethics ‘unprecedented.'” The “unprecedented” line comes from a statement by a coalition of government watchdogs in 2009, just three months after Obama took office. It specifically referred to Obama’s promise to increase transparency and to end the “revolving door” of former lobbyists becoming presidential appointees. He kept neither promise.
The ad, filled with innuendos, assumptions, half-truths, and out-and-out lies, will play well with the dim-witted who will take President Barack Hussein Obama’s claims at face value, not bothering to do any kind of research and/or fact checking.
If this is his FIRST campaign ad, what can we expect as November approaches?
But that’s just my opinion.
In recent videos by the hacker group “Anonymous”, threats were leveled at web sites owned by the likes of Facebook, the U.N. and several banks if the file sharing site MegaUpload.com was not restored. Now the group says that the announcements were only to raise awareness and that no attacks will occur, but that #opglobalblackout (operation global blackout) is still an ongoing operation.
The previous announcement had been specific, tomorrow, January 28th was going to be d-day for Facebook. The group asked for internet users to help by downloading hacker tools and pointing them at the popular micro-blogging site.
This video, uploaded yesterday pulls all that back and leaves the possibility of attack as a open threat.
Remember when we used to say “don’t let the media choose our candidate”? Well, they are, and they’ve convinced large numbers of Republican primary voters to do their bidding.
From this an interview with George Soros, courtesy of Breitbart.TV:
… if you have an extremist conservative, be it Gingrich or Santorum, in which case I think it will make a big difference, which of the two comes in. If it’s between Obama and Romney, there isn’t all that much difference, except for the crowd they bring with them …
Why would Soros point out something which many conservatives instinctively believe? For the reaction! He wants conservatives to jump out of their seats and shout “See, I told you so! Newt’s a real conservative and Romney’s just another Obama! Even George Soros says so!”, which some of you undoubtedly did just now.
George Soros is a skillful manipulator. He knows how some Republican voters will react to his statement: Greater approval for Newt Gingrich (or Rick Santorum).
Then there’s this tired repeat of an old accusation by Nancy Pelosi:
There’s something I know (about Gingrich)… the Republicans, if they choose to nominate him, that’s their prerogative…
Pelosi, like Soros, knows how she is perceived by the right: As an instigator. Why would she drop this “tidbit” (which is probably a bluff) again? Because she knows what the Republican reaction will be: An immediate defense of Newt from loathsome Nancy Pelosi. The last time she did it, Newt’s response to her allegation was a memorable throwing down of his gauntlet. Giving Gingrich an opportunity to make such a spectacular riposte was not a misstep on Nancy’s part- her statement was calculated to give him such an opportunity!
Speaking of opportunities given to Gingrich to render a memorably grandiose defense: The CNN debate, where John King opened with his tawdry question about the Marianne Gingrich interview. Does the reader honestly believe that liberal news outlets don’t think ahead before taking an action? This question was planned in advance, to capitalize on Gingrich’s speaking ability and give him an “easy win” to attract support from the audience.
You see, liberals have gained dominance through manipulation. The leaders of the leftist movement- the head honchos of liberal media outlets, the well-known bombthrowers like Pelosi, the cloak-and-dagger operatives like Soros- have succeeded because they manipulate voters. This includes manipulating Republican voters.
So why would these figures want to engender greater support for Newt Gingrich? Simple: Because he can’t win in November! These people want Republican voters to choose a candidate who can be beaten by Obama. They know Gingrich will eventually embarass the party as he did before, and make their future victories easier.
And for those who salivate over the prospect of an epic Obama/Gingrich debate: There will be no Lincoln-Douglas-style debate between the two men. There will be no long series of twice-per-week prime time debates. Obama will avoid debating Gingrich, and Gingrich will be deprived of his one-trick campaign pony.
Every one of us involved in this process has implored others, at one point or another, to “not let the liberals choose our candidate”. That is exactly what the liberal establishment is doing now.
And they are succeeding.