Take 2 Tablets, but Don’t Call Me in the Morning

(Reuters) – A former Alabama judge who gained attention for defying orders to take down a “Ten Commandments” monument from his courthouse said on Monday he was seriously considering running for president.

Roy Moore, a Republican who was removed from Alabama’s Supreme Court by a judicial ethics panel, said he was ready to join the 2012 race.

Because there aren’t enough clowns in the Rethuglican mix now.Β  By the way, Ol’ Roy may be a religious fanatic, but his campaign posters are rather unorthodox…

Original painting (Rembrandt’s Moses Smashing the Tablets of the Law)

Among several potential Republican candidates, three have taken the formal step to set up exploratory committees: former governors Mitt Romney of Massachusetts and Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota, and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum.

Democratic President Barack Obama recently announced he would seek a second term.

Moore, 64, is in the midst of a six-day tour of Iowa, which holds state-wide caucuses that kick off the presidential nominating process.

He has visited Iowa four times since last summer, when he campaigned to oust three justices from the Iowa Supreme Court that issued a ruling allowing gay marriage in the state.

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“This is a natural group of people who want to stand for family values, want to stand for something that’s so common sense it defies imagination: marriage between one man and one woman,” Moore said.

Moore, a graduate of West Point who served in Vietnam, opposes the Obama administration’s decision to undo the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy and allow openly gay and lesbian soldiers to serve in the military.

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Former Iowa lawmaker Danny Carroll, who worked for 2008 Republican Iowa caucus winner Mike Huckabee, said he will back Moore this time, admiring his courage in standing up to authorities demanding he remove the 10 Commandments monument.

Moore said the ethics panel that removed him was “ignorant” of his constitutional right to “acknowledge God.”

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37 responses to “Take 2 Tablets, but Don’t Call Me in the Morning

  1. John Erickson

    Uh-oh, is that a duct tape cross on that flag? Putting things on the American flag is considered a form of desecration. Homeboy might have to turn in his official GOP credentials!
    And in other, equally wild political news, have you heard that Arnie wants to be EU president? Yes, the once and former Governator (now an actual comic and cartoon show by the same name) wants to run Europe. C’mon, Arnie, we can’t understand all those accents coming out today. You’re gonna inflict YOUR unique mix of 1/3 Austrian, 1/3 English, and 1/3 WTF on the WHOLE EU? That’s inhuman! (Oh, right, he’s not human, he’s a cyborg. Never mind.) πŸ˜€

    • i think whatever moore does to the flag is ok, because he gets direction directly from the big guy upstairs.

      as for ahhhnold, that’s what happens when someone has no real skills and can’t get a regular job.

  2. Who knows. Maybe Christine “I’m not a witch” O’Donnell will announce that she’ll take a shot at 2012.

  3. Shouldn’t Moore be made to wander in the desert wilderness for 40 years to test his mettle?

  4. jeb

    My first reaction is that the Rethug field is quickly turning into a bag of mixed nuts but then there is this tweet from Stephen Colbert:

    “the 2012 republican field looks like a turnout from a craigslist ad for a free couch”

    • John Erickson

      I don’t know about that. Somehow, I picture the turnout for a free couch being of a more intellectual and emotionally stable group than what the GOP has put forth so far. And I think calling them “mixed nuts” is a grievous insult to snack food companies worldwide! πŸ˜€
      But then again, it DOES take one to know one. πŸ˜‰

    • they don’t just want the free couch, they’ll expect you to deliver it for free and then thank them for the privilege of giving it to them. then they’ll sell the couch and keep the money.

  5. jean-philippe

    I thought all the nut seats were already taken for the presidential bid…

    • there seems to be plenty of room, because they keep showing up. i just hope they splinter the goopers to the point where it will take years for them to recover (if ever).

  6. OK that’s it, I’m now officially throwing MY hat into the GOP rodeo! Unlike the other wannabes, I have no need for ‘splainin and spin control — no political baggage at all. Of course I was a card carrying member of the ACLU briefly, registered as a Dem a few time, read & comment on this blog — but it was all part of my clever plan to observe the enemy close up & find out what makes these socialist fascist subversives tick. Have any of these candidates walked amongst the heathens? No!
    So can I get my PAC money now ???

  7. How convenient, Roy “Ten Commandments” Moore shows up just in time for Passover. I say you give him an extra serving of horseradish, just to make him sneeze.

  8. The Moore spectacle used to be a hot debate topic with the former r/w roomate. My comment was “would you object if he put a giant statue of the Virgin Mary in there instead?” And it always get back to enforced praying, something we older raisins remember so well, in public schools. Then they claim it will only be religious education. Really. So we’ll be able to discuss Mohammuds revealed message, talk about the Budda coming out of a lotus blossom. What of the fourteen dreams? Shall we discuss monotheism under the sun god or the fact Zoarasters had it a long time before Abram. And I can’t see that famous painting without thinking of Mel Brooks coming down from the mountain saying “I have the fifteen commandments….woops…

    • when i was going to school (back in the cave), we didn’t have prayer in school. maybe it was because there was a large jewish population in my town. instead, there were kids who went to religious instruction for the last hour of the day, and it was up to them to make up whatever work they missed. the instruction didn’t happen in the school itself. instead, the catholic kids went to their churches, the jewish kids went to the synagogue, and the protestants went to their churches. i think that was the perfect solution, and that was before there was any problem.

      i love mel brooks! πŸ˜†

      • Did you see his interview where he described the ultimate prank he pulled with the help of his make-up guy? Attending a banquet in his honor, he start ripping into different attendees being very gruff and antagonistic on how he has been manipulated over the years, building to an outburst saying “and worst of all, over all these years, they convinced me that I was a Jew” and he rips the phony nose off and throws it in the middle of the table! You don’t find humor like that every day.

  9. Fred

    Is it possible that most of these fringe candidates run just to fill their coffers in order to support themselves, until the next election cycle comes around?
    So what happens to any money still on the books, donated by supporters, after these clowns drop out of the running?

    • of course that’s why they run. it’s all about the money. when they don’t run, they take the money and start some ridiculous pac, and they pay money to all their friends for “services.”

  10. I would vote for Fred Rogers…. except he’s dead. I would vote for Mother Theresa, too, but she’s dead. Captain Kangaroo is dead too. Fact is, Jimmy Carter is looking pretty good to me…… but he is almost dead. Gees…. even Gerald Ford wouldn’t be too bad…. he’s dead, though, right?

    I’m gonna back Emmy Lou Harris. She’s kind… and sings really really well.

  11. John Erickson

    Can I nominate a Colbert/Stewart ticket? They’d know what to do RIGHT, since they’ve seen all the things done WRONG during their various tenures.
    Oh, but wait – I wouldn’t have the sheer delight of watching them.
    Darn.
    Okay, in desperation, I nominate Queen Latifah. Why are you laughing? Think of all the times in the past we’ve had two big BOOBS in office! πŸ˜‰

    • i really like queen latifah, but she won’t win, because she’s a lesbian. in her place, how about betty white? everyone loves betty white!

    • John Erickson

      Oh c’mon, Nonnie. I make a crude, leering, sexist joke, and you take my post SERIOUSLY? Jeez, Melissa would come to my doorstep and beat me half to death. Mmmm – maybe in leather hip boots, with a nice…. What? Oh, sorry, I was somewhere else there for a moment…. πŸ˜‰
      My only fear with Betty White would be the Veep choice. I love the lady dearly, but she is kinda pushing the upper age limit. Besides, we could use her at SecState. Send her into trouble spots, and have her ask them to behave themselves. Who could say no to her? πŸ˜€
      Hey – how about Penn & Teller? The guy who talks (I can never keep the names straight) does magic, he could pull a balanced budget out of thin air! Make the silent guy Veep – who listens to the Veep anyway? (Especially when the current one is asleep, which seems to be AWFULLY frequently.) πŸ™‚

  12. The GOP conga line continues with no end in sight. Fortunately, the calendar will see to that.

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