Cain wins big in South Carolina tea party straw poll
Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) – Surging Republican presidential contender Herman Cain has picked up another morale booster in the race for the GOP nomination.
The conservative businessman decisively won a tea party straw poll held in Columbia, South Carolina, Saturday afternoon.
Cain captured an eye-popping 55% of the vote. His closest challenger, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, picked up 14.5%. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann garnered 8% to come in third.
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Fester has previously documented the Democrats’ growing disdain for the American public. To recap: we’ve heard unions call for “taking out” the SOBs in the Tea Party; President Øbama fancying himself a middle-class warrior and calling for what sounded a lot like a race war; Van Jones threatening widespread revolt; and Roseanne Barr saying bankers should be sent to reeducation camps and possibly beheaded. Along the way, we’ve experienced the offensive hippie offensive known as Occupy Whatever. These events range from ridiculous to disturbing. But the most serious development of all has been the emerging Democrat theme that voters are standing in the way of real progress, y’all. And today we learn that the Dems’ theme continues to develop.
As we’ve noted before, Obama’s former OMB Director Peter Orszag recently wrote a column in The New Republic proposing that we “counter the gridlock of our political institutions by making them a bit less democratic.” Then, a couple of weeks later, North Carolina’s Democrat Governor Deb Perdue proposed suspending Congressional elections for two years – presumably so that Congress could enact more cramdown legislation without having to worry about We the People.
And now, as reported in The Hill, we have Democrat Steny Hoyer lamenting that the voters have made very, very naughty decisions and are now receiving their well-deserved spanking:
“The American people have every right to be angry [and] disappointed by the performance of the Congress,” Hoyer told reporters in the Capitol. “Of course, the American people have also elected people with hard stances, so that to some degree the American people are realizing the results of their votes.
“If elections have consequences — which I think they do — some of those consequences are getting what you vote for,” Hoyer added. “In this case, many people voted for people who thought compromise was not something that they ought to participate in.”
Translation: ”Stupid voters! Next time vote for more liberals so that we don’t have to deal with such … such principle!” Read the whole story here.
So by their own admission, Democrats despise voters — well, except the dead ones. We’ll hear more of this elitist drivel over the next 13 months. Let’s all give Steny his wish and end the gridlock by ejecting any remaining leftist bilge from the halls of Congress.
Or three or four, as may be the case.
From The L.A. Times
By Jeffrey Fleishman
Saudi Arabia to allow women to vote
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, a nation where women are barred from driving, says they will also be allowed to run for local office and serve on his advisory board.Reporting from Cairo—
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia surprised his ultraconservative nation Sunday by announcing bold reforms that for the first time will give women the right to vote, run for local office and serve on the Shura Council, the king’s advisory board.
The measures by an aging monarch who has battled Islamic hard-liners for years will marginally improve the standing of women in a country that still forbids them to drive or leave the house without their faces covered. The moves appear likely to enrage religious conservatives while advancing at least a veneer of change in one of the world’s most repressive states.
“Because we refuse to marginalize women in society in all roles that comply with sharia [Islamic law], we have decided … to involve women in the Shura Council as members, starting from the next term,” the king said in a five-minute speech to his advisors.
He added: “Women will be able to run as candidates” in the 2015 municipal election “and will even have a right to vote.”
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