Republicans Have A New Hero. But He May Be Backing A Lost Cause

February 10, 2012

Republicans Have A New Hero. But He May Be Backing A Lost Cause

James Anderson writes from Washington: Who could have thought that Rick Santorum would win hands down in the Republican primaries in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri on Tuesday? He did so on a shoestring budget and was outspent ten to one by the front runner for the Republican presidential nomination, Mitt Romney. Newt Gingrich did not campaign and finished a poor third. At present Romney has 107 delegates, Santorum 45 and Gingrich 32, as they head towards the National Convention in August that will select the candidate to take on President Barack Obama. The winner has to get the support of at least 1143 delegates, to aspire to be America’s next President. So why did Mr Santorum win and Mr Romney lose? Both were fighting for the evangelical Christian and Tea Party votes. Santorum is the son... 

Let’s Have President Obama Battle Mitt Romney For The White House. Should Be Great Fun

January 31, 2012

Let’s Have President Obama Battle Mitt Romney For The White House. Should Be Great Fun

Dan Majestic writes from Washington: I don’t know about you, but I would love to see President Barack Obama take on Mitt Romney at the presidential election this year. I have a feeling that both men would go for each other with gusto, giving us all plenty of enjoyment. I would even welcome their wives join in and having a debate or a mud wrestling contest, standing up for their hubbies. Let’s face it, a no holds barred contest is what we all want. Especially as Mr Obama is currently raising some pretty impressive amounts to fund his election campaign – 1 billion dollars, to be exact – and with that sort of money at hand anything is possible, even a change in appearance and taking lessons to master the art of not reading from script every bloody time. Make no doubt, though, that... 

Newt Gingrich Has Crazy Ideas. But They Might Take Him To The White House

January 26, 2012

Newt Gingrich Has Crazy Ideas. But They Might Take Him To The White House

Martin McCauley writes from Washington: There are two things US voters can’t stand: a clever politician and one whose ideas and convictions are immovable. It doesn’t play very well to quote de Tocqueville, Josephus or Confucius. It gives the audience an inferiority complex and that’s bad for ratings. So how does one win over the voters? Well, that genius Barack Obama has demonstrated that you can sweet talk some of the people most of the time. He just has to be sure that he can continue to con 51 per cent of the voters to win re-election in November 2012. How does he do that? Simply by promising them jam tomorrow. ‘Folks, just stay with me. Everything will turn out right eventually.’ The idea is not to put a date on when the promises will become reality. Hope springs eternal... 

A Mormon In The White House. You Must Be Joking

January 16, 2012

A Mormon In The White House. You Must Be Joking

Martin McCauley writes from New York: Mitt Romney is on a roll. He has accomplished what Ronald Reagan and the two Bushes failed to do: win primaries in both Iowa and New Hampshire. He is now in the driving seat in South Carolina. This despite the fact that he is a born again Mormon. John F Kennedy broke the glass ceiling to become the first Roman Catholic to occupy the White House. Can Romney become the first incumbent from a Christian sect? One as way out as the Mormons? He carries a lot of baggage with him. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, to give the Mormon faith its full title, was founded by Joseph Smith who died in 1844. He took the Biblical exhortation of ‘go forth and multiply’ literally. He had thirty wives. Well, I suppose, if you are going to start a new church... 

More Spoof Breaking News. From The Team At Stirring Trouble

January 7, 2012

More Spoof Breaking News. From The Team At Stirring Trouble

Today we present more spoof breaking news items from the team at Stirring Trouble. Breaking News: President Barack Obama denies that raising $1 billion to finance his election campaign proves that he’s not certain of his victory in November. I just need the money, he explains. Breaking News: Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney says his religion allows him to say as many untruths as he wants. It’s a fine religion, he says. Breaking news: Hillary Clinton told by her aides that uncrossing her legs suggestively while she’s sitting makes no difference as she wears trousers all the time. Breaking News: Bill Clinton confesses that he was never in politics for money. It was pure ambition, he says. And the sex outside marriage naturally. Breaking News: Mexico’s government says it’s... 

Newt’s Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants. And How About Some Craziness From Others?

November 25, 2011

Newt’s Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants. And How About Some Craziness From Others?

Dan Majestic writes from Washington: As the current front-runner in the Republican nomination race, Newt Gingrich, promises to introduce an amnesty for all illegal immigrants in America if he gets elected, how about other potential presidential candidates coming up with some seriously radical proposals, hostile to their nature but capable of tilting the balance of public opinion in their favour – or at least giving everyone a shock? Take Mitt Romney, the former front-runner in the race, who is a Mormon by religion and insists that he enjoys every moment of it. How about Mitt saying that he would ban religion and promote atheism if he gets elected? I know, I know, it sounds drastic, but it’s still catchy and progressive, in a Bill Clinton sort of way, so who knows, the growing atheist... 

Looking At The Current Race For The White House And Thinking: Has America Gone Nuts?

November 12, 2011

Looking At The Current Race For The White House And Thinking: Has America Gone Nuts?

Dan Majestic writes from Washington: So let me get this straight: the Republican presidential hopeful, Texas Governor Rick Perry, has forgotten the name of one of the three federal agencies that he wants to close down if he gets elected next year during a live TV debate with other no less formidable candidates for the nomination, in Michigan this week. He couldn’t remember the name of the pesky department when asked about it several times in a row. And that was enough for all sorts of commentators to pronounce Perry’s chances of getting the presidential nomination coming to something like close to zero. Even though it was no big deal, considering that another potential candidate, Herman Cain, stands accused by several women of sexual harassment, while yet another one, Mitt Romney, is a... 

More Pearls Of Wisdom. From The Boys At Stirring Trouble

October 27, 2011

More Pearls Of Wisdom. From The Boys At Stirring Trouble

Today we present more humorous pearls of wisdom and witty observations from the boys at Stirring Trouble. On all sorts of subjects, mostly politics and sex. The best ship in the world manned by a rotten crew will sink. The same goes for capitalism: the ship is fine, it’s the crew that stinks. I suppose we can write off America as a busted flush once Mitt Romney, who believes that God lives on the planet Kolbo, becomes a Republican presidential candidate. That would be the end of it. No point for the EU leaders to get together to discuss the debt crisis. Could have just called the secret world government to get their orders. Don’t worry, if banks would have to take a hit on the Greek debt they would be compensated many times over for it through dodgy schemes, including quantitative easing. Democracy... 

Supposedly It’s Not Yet Clear If President Obama Would Be Re-elected. And That’s Strange

October 14, 2011

Supposedly It’s Not Yet Clear If President Obama Would Be Re-elected. And That’s Strange

Daria Sharapova writes from Washington: I suppose the best thing to do, if you’re an American President and don’t really have a lot of support among your fellow countrymen, is to not bothering to get them to like you, but getting yourself busy, preferably as early as possible in your first term, raising money to get re-elected for the second term. Because if you have loads and loads of money, you can still get lots and lots of votes coming your way, and if your opponent is not some exciting politician, then chances are that as an incumbent you will win the second time round easily. That is why I suspect President Barack Obama is hard at it, raising his campaign funds, flying around the country in his cool looking Air Force One, probably for free, and promising potential voters that during... 

More Spoof Breaking News. From The Boys At Stirring Trouble

June 4, 2011

More Spoof Breaking News. From The Boys At Stirring Trouble

We present more spoof breaking news items. From the boys at Stirring Trouble. Breaking News: White House says President Obama is ready to promise anything to anyone. As part of his election campaign. Breaking News: Vice President Joe Biden says it’s spooky to be ‘just one heartbeat away from the presidency’. Sometimes I get crazy ideas, he admits. Mitt Romney reveals that he had consulted with all his five wives before announcing his intention to run for president next year. Breaking News: Hillary Clinton denies rumours that she’s been taking supplements to help her understand what foreign policy is all about. Breaking News: Asked whether she realises that she is a joke, Sarah Palin says that at least she is a good joke that makes people laugh. Breaking News: US State Department says...