Strike three, you’re out!

Some time back political satirist Bill Maher pointed out that the GOP Boasts that it is the party of Security and Fiscal Responsibility, except that the only terrorist attack on US soil and the Wall Street crash both happened on their watch, giving lie to both those claims.

Now that Gingrich who is currently on his third wife has won the South Carolina primary (a state heavily populated by Evangelical, Bible-believing Christians) they are clearly no longer the Family Values Party either.

When someone asks when the Republican Party abandoned its longstanding position as the party of family values, we will all be able to say it was shortly after 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on January 19, 2012, in Charleston, South Carolina.

When the invited audience of 2,300 Republicans stood up and applauded Newt Gingrich’s angry and defiant response to the opening question from CNN’s John King about allegations leveled by the ex-wife of the former speaker of the House, it was clear that the GOP, always judgmental about marital fidelity with Democrats, threw that out of the window.

The GOP’s desire to beat President Barack Obama at any cost, and its unwillingness to coalesce around Mitt Romney, clearly outweighs its view on rampant adultery by one of its leading presidential candidates.

(Via CNN)

Mitt the serial Killer

Apparently Stephen Colbert is running for something in Soputh Carolina.

WASHINGTON — Stephen Colbert technically has no chance of winning the GOP primary in South Carolina — but that’s not stopping him from insisting he can.

The Comedy Central host recently transferred control of his super PAC to fellow network host Jon Stewart, so that he is now legally free to explore running for president in his home state of South Carolina.

The move was largely prompted by a survey from Public Policy Polling that showed Colbert has more support than former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who is actually running for president.

Last year Stephen Colbert set up a SuperPAC, the other day he he transferred control of it to fellow Comedy Central faux-newsman Jon Stewart, to set up his own run for president in the South Carolina primary. Now that Stewart is “running” the superPAC, it has started peoducing attack ads against Mitt Romney. The first such ad appears below.

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