Michael Savage Offers One Million Dollars For Newt Gingrich To Drop White House Bid

President Obama is smiling.

America is just laughing at the GOP clown car.

(The capital letters are those of the writer of the link.)

IF NEWT GINGRICH REALLY LOVES THIS COUNTRY AS MUCH AS HE SAYS HE DOES, IF HE REALLY WANTS WHAT IS BEST FOR AMERICA, HE WILL SET HIS EGO ASIDE, CALL ME, AND ACCEPT MY OFFER. HIS CONTINUED CANDIDACY SPELLS NOTHING BUT RUIN FOR CONSERVATIVES, REPUBLICANS, AND ALL TRUE AMERICAN PATRIOTS. ONE MILLION DOLLARS IN EXCHANGE FOR PRESERVING THE NATION, NEWT. I SAY TAKE THE MONEY… AND DON’T RUN.

Why Do Wisconsin Republicans Want To Make It Harder For Ruthelle Frank To Vote?

During my life I have been involved in varying ways with politics, and the democratic process.  I trust that I added my dose of assistance in helping to allow the process of democracy to work just a tad smoother.   I trust that something positive was achieved from the many years that I worked as a polling official on Election Day, to the grass-roots campaigns where I knocked on doors or made phone calls.  

That should be the goal of everyone who is fortunate enough to grow up in the United States.  I feel that we all should be providing something back to this country while working to make lives better for our fellow citizens.  If we do that one of the end results will be the strengthening of democracy.   All this need not feel like a Frank Capra film, but all the same I think it is something we all should strive to do at some point in our lives.

Having said that there are those who strive to make a difference, but not for the better of this state or nation.  Instead their motives are to make sure a political touch-down is scored.  Such was the case when Wisconsin Republicans had a solution in search of a problem when it came to voting in elections. 

There is not now, nor has there ever been, a long list of offenders when it comes to election fraud in the Badger State.  In fact, there are very few such cases that can be held up as an example.  But to have heard the GOP tell the story earlier this year when they rammed a voter ID bill through the legislative process there was nothing but pure mayhem lurking about at polling places.   I can state no such mayhem ever was seen by myself when working the polls.

With more time and reflection I sincerely think citizens are waking up to the folly of what the voter ID bill is all about.  This morning a news story hit the paper about one of the side effects of this misguided politically-oriented law that impacts the right of a person to vote in an easy fashion.

I sure would like a Wisconsin Republican who pushed for this law to explain to me how this allows for the process of democracy to work just a tad smoother.  I suspect Ruthelle Frank wonders the same thing.

Ruthelle Frank was born on Aug. 21, 1927, in her home in Brokaw. It was a hard birth; there were complications. A doctor had to come up from Wausau to see that she and her mother made it through.

Frank ended up paralyzed on the left side of her body. To this day, she walks with a shuffle and doesn’t have much use of one arm.

Her mother recorded her birth in the family Bible. Frank still has it. A few months later, when Ruthelle was baptized, her mother got a notarized certificate of baptism. She still has that document, too.

What she never had – and in 84 years, never needed – was a birth certificate.

But without a birth certificate, Frank cannot get a state ID card. And without a state ID card, according to Wisconsin’s new voter ID law, she won’t be able to vote next year.

Supreme Court To Hear Racist Arizona Immigration Law

This is important, and deserves all-out attention.

The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether Arizona’s law aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration, SB 1070, violates the Constitution by intruding into an issue traditionally regulated by the federal government. The court’s consideration of the issue could inflame the debate over illegal immigration in the 2012 election year and highlight the Obama administration’s opposition to state immigration-control laws, which are popular with the general public but viewed with suspicion by many Latinos.

“Face the Nation” Expanding To One Hour

This is great news.

Bob Schieffer made the announcement on his show this morning. “I can’t remember when I’ve been happier to break a story than I am to tell you this,” Schieffer began, adding that the expansion, “is happening because more and more of you have been turning to ‘Face the Nation’ during this campaign season so we thank you.”

“We don’t plan to change a thing, no bells and whistles,” said Schieffer. “We’ll just keep sitting the key news makers down, turning on the lights and asking them questions and then we’ll bring in the experts from in and outside CBS News for analysis. We’ll just have more time to do it.”

Mitt Romney Talks About Being Mormon Missionary And French Toilets

Mitt’s idea of humanizing his personal story on the campaign trail is to talk about toilets.

“Most of the apartments I lived in had no refrigerators,” Romney told a crowd of 300 at a VFW hall here Sunday afternoon, launching into a long anecdote about life as a Mormon missionary in France that touched on the difficulties of shopping before every meal and living in buildings without a shower.

“If we were lucky, we actually bought a hose and we stuck it on the sink, and we’d hold there with the hose and the big bucket underneath us in the kitchen and wash ourselves that way,” Romney said. “And so, I lived in a way that people of lower-middle income in France lived and said to myself, ‘Wow, I sure am lucky to have been born in the United States of America.’”

“A number of the apartments I lived in when I lived there didn’t have toilets,” Romney said. “We had instead the little pads on the ground, OK? You know how that works, all right. There was a chain behind you with a bucket — it was a bucket affair. I had not experienced one of those in the United States.”

Romney first brought up his work with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the debate — the first time during this year’s primary campaign he’d spoken so openly of his Mormonism in such a public setting.