After this week's Alabama Bingo Brouhaha & just when you though it was safe to wade back into national political issues, Newt Gingrich speaks up. He sent a "close the deal" memo to Republicans urging them to frame the election between paychecks and food stamps.
This year, the House Republican’s Pledge to America has set the stage for a powerful, symbolic closing argument for candidates seeking to unseat the left-wing, big spending, job killing Democrats: paychecks versus food stamps.
It is an unassailable fact that in June, more food stamps were distributed by the government than ever before in American history [http://bit.ly/bTKw79]. (It turns out that Barack Obama’s idea of spreading the wealth around was spreading more food stamps around.)
Oh yes, Newt... I know so many people who'd rather sit back and eek out a living on Alabama's food stamp allowance instead of working. Who would even assume that many of the people who are getting food stamps are getting them because they don't have #$## paychecks?
I have another idea... let's frame the election between people who stay with their spouses "in sickness and in health" and those who serve their wives with divorce papers as they recover from cancer surgery.
Or the candidates who shill for "family values" after consorting (in diapers, according to some) with prostitutes.
And then there are the candidates who's ads begin with the statement "I am not a witch" or those who are convinced the greatest threat to Oklahoma education is "lesbian debauchery."
Unfortunately, the best thing I can say about this bizarre assemblage of candidates and elected officials is that none of them is from Alabama and none are Democrats.
Although, unfortunately, I have the unsettling feeling that a number of our ADP candidates would be more than happy to run on that platform. Ya think?