Newt Gingrich is currently the leading anybody-but-Romney choice of far-right Republican extremists.
At first it was Donald Trump who held this position.
Then Michelle Bachmann.
Then Rick Perry.
Then Herman Cain.
And now, as mentioned above, it is Mr. Gingrich’s turn.
This all reminds me of the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles.
At the La Brea Tar Pits back in Ice Age times, a creature would fall in the sticky tar and start to sink.
Another creature would see this vulnerability and leap in expecting an easy meal.
That predatory beast would sink as well.
They are all leaping in—One after another after another.
If Governor Romney is nominated by Republicans , how will he be able to withstand the pressures within his party to govern from the extreme right? Mr. Romney rarely score above 25% in polls. What will he have to do to win over a voter base that will support anybody at all to avoid backing Mr. Romney? Already Mr. Romney has gone back on his own health care plan from Massachusetts.
(At the top of the post—A 1921 illustration of the Tar Pits by Charles R. Knight. A Giant Sloth has been trapped in the pit while foolish snarling Sabre Tooth Tigers think they are going to get fed. Above are some California Condors who can maybe –blissfully unaware of how rough a future they are going to have— swoop down for some sinking flesh. )
(Below–Elephants–of one kind or another–have been lured into a pit of no return for many years. Here is a post I wrote in 2009 about a big fossil find at the Tar Pits and about if the DNA of Ice Age beasts should be used to someday bring them back.)
I’ll be speaking at the next meeting of the Meyerland Area Democrats.
Here are details of this event—
Occupy Wall St. and the 2012 Election at Nov. 21st Meyerland Area Democrats Meeting
Nov. 7, 2011 –Activists Neil Aquino and Sarah Slamen to speak on Occupy Houston, and Dr. Bob Stein to review the 2012 election landscape on November 21
The regular monthly meeting of Meyerland Democrats is held at Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill, located at 4738 Beechnut. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. There is no charge to attend, but attendees pay for their own food and drinks. The Meyerland Area Democrats Club is made up primarily of residents of election precincts in the Meyerland area, including Westbury, Maplewood and Marilyn Estates.
My good friend Art Pronin runs the Meyerland Area Democrats.
Art is working hard to secure the well-merited resignation of HISD board member Manuel Rodriguez. Mr. Rodriguez circulated campaign materials in the recent election that many view as anti-gay.
Having a speaking engagement allows me to roll out my publicity shot for the first time in a few months.
There I am above with a lobster bib as I enjoyed a lobster earlier this year in Rhode Island.
Nothing says Occupy Houston and nothing says Texas like having a lobster in Rhode Island.
But as Walt Whitman wrote–I contain multitudes and contradict myself and all the rest of what Whitman wrote.
People are a lot of things at once. This makes life all the better.
Please attend the upcoming Meyerland Area Democrats meeting if you are able and if you so wish.