Quote of the day

posted at 11:05 pm on January 24, 2008 by Allahpundit

“Still, there is a choice to be made, and it is an easy one.”

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Meh… we could do worse I guess. esp for 4 years

Micheal on January 24, 2008 at 11:07 PM

Put down what you are smoking and walk away slowly…

PolitiNOOB on January 24, 2008 at 11:09 PM

Don’t hate J-Mac just because the NYSlimes “endorsed” him. They hate him, but just not as much as the other GOP guys.
I’m a Fred-head. But if J-Mac is the nominee, I say let’s support him.

jgapinoy on January 24, 2008 at 11:10 PM

::oops:: BTW, that was aimed at the editor not at Michael.

PolitiNOOB on January 24, 2008 at 11:11 PM

That tells you all you need to know about Senator McCain. The NYT likes him.

Actually, he’d be better than Huck, so he’s not my least favorite of the 4…

Big Bad John on January 24, 2008 at 11:11 PM

Mrs. Clinton sometimes overstates the importance of résumé. Hearing her talk about the presidency, her policies and answers for America’s big problems, we are hugely impressed by the depth of her knowledge, by the force of her intellect and by the breadth of, yes, her experience.

–NYT

Ian on January 24, 2008 at 11:12 PM

i like that they criticize him for his occasional alignment with conservatism.

locke on January 24, 2008 at 11:13 PM

Primary Choices: John McCain
Published: January 25, 2008

Phrase #1: Opinion
Phrase #2: Lie

It’s still January 24 in my time zone, and it’s still January 24 EST. No need to read further, this piece was written before the debate, and it starts with a lie.

RushBaby on January 24, 2008 at 11:13 PM

Hey AP, you feel alright, reading the NY Times can be bad for your health.

countywolf on January 24, 2008 at 11:13 PM

I lol’d….

liquidflorian on January 24, 2008 at 11:13 PM

uh..what is “Eilte”?

Pilgrim on January 24, 2008 at 11:14 PM

I only support patriots…McCain used to be one.

DwnSouthJukin on January 24, 2008 at 11:19 PM

uh..what is “Eilte”?

Pilgrim on January 24, 2008 at 11:14 PM

lol, I was thinking the same thing.

aclark on January 24, 2008 at 11:19 PM

Don’t hate J-Mac just because the NYSlimes “endorsed” him. They hate him, but just not as much as the other GOP guys.
I’m a Fred-head. But if J-Mac is the nominee, I say let’s support him.

jgapinoy on January 24, 2008 at 11:10 PM

Dude if McCrankypants gets the nod and Obama’s the nod for the blue team its going to be the Simon/Davis gubernatorial debates all over again and we will get monkey stomped. hard.

I need to see Mitt or Rudy make it cause I can pull the lever for them. If McWafflehouse is our guy, I may as well cast my lot for the other team.

PolitiNOOB on January 24, 2008 at 11:19 PM

I thought the quote of the day was Mitt Romney “When Republicans act like Democrats America loses”

lan astaslem on January 24, 2008 at 11:19 PM

McCain, Hillary, Huckabee, Barak. It wouldn’t make much of a difference which of these four get elected. The country will end up in the round file. So sad. This is the first election I was really, really excited about. Was, past tense, until Tuesday happened.

If McCain or Huck get the nod, I’m voting dem. I will let everyone know why I did it, and I will laugh at those who really support any of these turds when they end up with illegals (well, not anymore at that point…) living in their backyards, paying taxes out the wazoo, and waiting two years in line to get an ear infection treated. Thank God most of my immediate family is pretty healthy, I’m self-employed, have no mortgage, and live in a one-street upper middle class neighborhood.

LickyLicky on January 24, 2008 at 11:20 PM

Geeeezzzz……

Between this, Rambo and Mother Jones…

The Ugly American on January 24, 2008 at 11:24 PM

Allah,
sorry for being a party to killing that debate thread.
I promise not to ____ ___ _____ .

jerrytbg on January 24, 2008 at 11:27 PM

Okay kids…….

Show of hands. How many of you that were on the fence now support McNasty because he has the NYT seal of approval?

This is the publication that rivals the Washington Post for most afflicted with BDS. This is the publication that routinely publishes classified information that hurts our efforts in dealing with terrorism. This is the publication that is nothing more than a propoganda outlet for the “rats.”

The endorsement of McNasty says all that needs to be said. ROMNEY ’08!

highhopes on January 24, 2008 at 11:32 PM

If McCain or Huck get the nod, I’m voting dem. I will let everyone know why I did it, and I will laugh at those who really support any of these turds when they end up with illegals (well, not anymore at that point…) living in their backyards, paying taxes out the wazoo, and waiting two years in line to get an ear infection treated. Thank God most of my immediate family is pretty healthy, I’m self-employed, have no mortgage, and live in a one-street upper middle class neighborhood.

LickyLicky on January 24, 2008 at 11:20 PM

Exactly! Shamnesty ’09 will be MUCH easier to defeat if Hillary or Obama is in the White House. If McCain, Rudy, or Huck win, I will vote Dem. next November. I want no part of the biggest transformational permanent mistake this century.

Why can’t any of these clowns just stand up for a little law enforcement? It’s working!

fred5678 on January 24, 2008 at 11:35 PM

I’m hoping that on 02/09, Fred’s still on Louisiana’s ballots. If so, I will pull the lever for him.

LickyLicky on January 24, 2008 at 11:41 PM

Dude if McCrankypants gets the nod and Obama’s the nod for the blue team its going to be the Simon/Davis gubernatorial debates all over again and we will get monkey stomped. hard.

I need to see Mitt or Rudy make it cause I can pull the lever for them. If McWafflehouse is our guy, I may as well cast my lot for the other team.

PolitiNOOB on January 24, 2008 at 11:19 PM

NOOB, if I were a leftist, I’d cry racism after reading your post. How dare you say that Senator Obama would “monkey stomp” someome… MACACA!

krabbas on January 24, 2008 at 11:50 PM

The kiss of death.

SouthernGent on January 24, 2008 at 11:52 PM

There was a line in the editorial about Bush being AWOL with respect to 9-11 that really struck me… so I just fired off the following letter to the editor, printed here to share with all of you since they will never in a million years:

To the editor:

To suggest that President Bush was AWOL throughout the 9-11 saga is even lower than your usual guttersnipe brand of Bush Derangement Syndrome journalism. It’s especially striking in light of the fact that you’ve used the very same editorial real estate to endlessly bemoan everything this President has done in the wake of 9-11 in his earnest attempts to keep this country safe. So which is it? Look, we all know in regrettably agonizing detail that the previous President – your hero Bill Clinton – had a penis. Apparently, the last seven years have not been sufficient time to enlighten you as to what it’s like to actually have a President with balls.

D2Boston on January 25, 2008 at 12:04 AM

He’ll keep lettuce under $50 a head!

So shut and and vote for him!!!!!! Grr!!!!

profitsbeard on January 25, 2008 at 12:04 AM

If McCain is the nominee, we might as well vote for a Dumocrat because then they(the Dumocrats)will get all the blame when everything turns to stink. If McCain is President, then the Republicans will get all the blame for all the bad and won’t recover for decades. The MSM may like McCain right now, but that’s only because he is almost like Lieberman, except for maybe abortion and homosexual “marriage”. Reread the sentence that starts if McCain.

TruthToBeTold on January 25, 2008 at 12:07 AM

Everything I need to know about McCain is encapsulated in the fact that the New York Times likes him and Rush hates him.

This alone shows he must be bad for America and the world.

Then you get into specifics of his his pro-Amnesty stance, his Lib-media-friendly moaning about water boarding etc.

I trust the guy about as far as I could comfortably spit a rat*

Vote Mitt, America, vote Mitt.

*H2G2

uptight on January 25, 2008 at 12:40 AM

As written from an alternate universe where conservatives are liberals and liberals are glad of it.

Kini on January 25, 2008 at 12:43 AM

Groan
Education
Education
Education

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rockhauler on January 25, 2008 at 12:53 AM

Well done D2Boston..

I have several problems with the arrogant bullshit from that article, but you summed it up more succinctly, and I thank you.

Tman on January 25, 2008 at 1:10 AM

I’m hoping that on 02/09, Fred’s still on Louisiana’s ballots. If so, I will pull the lever for him.

LickyLicky on January 24, 2008 at 11:41 PM

Sorry to break the news but…

http://www.shreveporttimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080109/OPINION0108/801090304/1007/OPINION

Bradky on January 25, 2008 at 1:14 AM

This is the GOP’s Hillary. Angry, filled with hatred for his own country (conveniently disguised as patriotism), wants to destroy Federalism, individual rights, the first and second amendments, a real danger. Retire this asshole.

pat on January 25, 2008 at 1:19 AM

Yeah….I’m with others here….Fredhead/Tanchead/Hunterhead all the way.

Mitt…sure
Rudy…if I gotta
John…if I gotta
Paul…I’d vote for Kucinich first.
Huck…I’d vote for Pontius Pilate first.

Limerick on January 25, 2008 at 1:19 AM

Its very simple, they can see a liberal even if it’s disguised as McCain.
Thus the love affair with McCain.

Conservatives can see bullshit a mile away, we just don’t have to stand and listen to it. Or hold our noses.

Kini on January 25, 2008 at 1:28 AM

I’m really surprised that there were two McCain supporters in this thread. Seriously, with a ringing endorsement like that, especially the ‘not a moderate’ thrown in at the end to soften the endorsement in the eyes of Conservatives, how could you support him?

NeoconNews.com on January 25, 2008 at 1:46 AM

Conservatives can see bullshit a mile away, we just don’t have to stand and listen to it. Or hold our noses.

Kini on January 25, 2008 at 1:28 AM

If that were true, none of the current front-runners would be in contention right now.

Hollowpoint on January 25, 2008 at 2:04 AM

I thought the quote of the day was Mitt Romney “When Republicans act like Democrats America loses”

lan astaslem on January 24, 2008 at 11:19 PM

Blatantly stolen line from teh Fred. And now spoken by a candidate that too often acts like a Democrat himself.

We’re doomed.

DOOMED!

Hollowpoint on January 25, 2008 at 2:06 AM

Hollowpoint on January 25, 2008 at 2:04 AM

You’re right….., we are DOOMED!

Kini on January 25, 2008 at 2:39 AM

We’re doomed.

DOOMED!

Hollowpoint on January 25, 2008 at 2:06 AM

Looks like the other side is already getting ready to ramp up attacks on Romney, and not from the angle you might think.

Like this:

Layoffs are a common result of private equity takeovers, with Bain Capital no exception. Although Romney is credited with helping make Bain the private equity powerhouse it is today, buyout firms are known more for cutting jobs — not creating them.

and this:

Firms like Bain Capital buy controlling stakes in troubled companies, then revamp them and sell them for a profit — a process that can include management changes and “cost-cutting,” often code for job cuts.

Huck’s line about wanting a president who “reminds them of the person they work with, not the one who laid them off” might have seemed harsh, but it’s nothing compared to the barrage we’ll see from the Dems if Mitt is nominated. He’s doomed too.

Big S on January 25, 2008 at 2:47 AM

Well, I gave money to Duncan Hunter and now he’s crapped out and supporting Schmuckabee.
I gave money to Thompson, but he was so frigging incompetent that he was dead meat before he ever got out of the gate.
So it’s down to Romney, since I couldn’t vote for that worthless putrid bastard McCain if he were running against Adolph Schickelgruber.

Some party we Republicans have (or, had)….

TexasJew on January 25, 2008 at 2:48 AM

Don’t hate J-Mac just because the NYSlimes “endorsed” him. They hate him, but just not as much as the other GOP guys.
I’m a Fred-head. But if J-Mac is the nominee, I say let’s support him.

jgapinoy on January 24, 2008 at 11:10 PM

I fancy that you are mad or at least not a Fred or supporter or if you are you don’t care about the immigration issue. By the way all those smile from McCain when Huck was talking about his age were a defense mechanism…If Huck would have said anything remotely negative McCain would have run across the stage and slapped the %&it out of Huck…I’ tell you McCain has a real anger managment problem…how do I know…had that problem in the past myself (it takes one to know one)

RedLizard64 on January 25, 2008 at 3:04 AM

the George Bush style of governing from and on behalf of a small, angry fringe

Eh, what?

Tzetzes on January 25, 2008 at 3:29 AM

The reason we are stuck with McCain in this status quo is that we, as Republicans, have allowed independents to tell us who our “front runner” is. Iowa, NH, and SC all allow this.

WHY?

Future project for conservative Republicans:

Give states that exclude independents the privileges of first primaries and caucuses.

Ya think? How can we make this happen?
I know this is easier said than done. I live in California so I should talk…

silverfox on January 25, 2008 at 3:57 AM

Shouldn’t an endorsement from the NYT be The Kiss of Death for a GOP presidential candidate?

I mean, the hack who wrote the piece made it pretty clear they hate Republicans in general, why would they even endorse a GOP candidate at all.

Unless of course they it’s Juan’s very contempt for the GOP- both the establishment AND rank and file- that makes him so totally acceptable in their eyes.

The Gray Lady is such a vindictive bitch.

SuperCool on January 25, 2008 at 4:30 AM

The NYT does not want you to vote for McCain, that’s why they endorsed him. They are well aware that you would reject such an endorsement.
However, they also know that McCain is the only one with a chance against Medusa in the final.

OldEnglish on January 25, 2008 at 5:17 AM

Put down what you are smoking and walk away slowly…

lol, actually it’s a Hamiltons House cigar.

But lets face it guys apart from pulling out of Iraq or appoint liberal judges, what can a president do in 4 years that can’t be swiftly undone? McCain is pro Iraq and Anti-abortion, all of his other mistakes will hopefully be able to be fixed in 2012.

Micheal on January 25, 2008 at 5:47 AM

what can a president do in 4 years that can’t be swiftly undone?

You’re not old enough to remember the Carter debacle, I’m guessing.

And I’m not talking about his milquetoast handling of foreign affairs.

Wind Rider on January 25, 2008 at 6:34 AM

But lets face it guys apart from pulling out of Iraq or appoint liberal judges, what can a president do in 4 years that can’t be swiftly undone? McCain is pro Iraq and Anti-abortion, all of his other mistakes will hopefully be able to be fixed in 2012.

Micheal on January 25, 2008 at 5:47 AM

After hearing Bush praise Bono the other day… I refuse to feel “dirty” for another X yrs saying I voted for McShamnesty. See, I vote for who I think best represents my principals… NOT who I think can win. We all want to support a winner, I understand that. But WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THE REPUBLICAN PARTY! I will write in Fred or vote Libertarian. because even THEY are closer to the constitution/solution than Juan McCain.

BadBrad on January 25, 2008 at 6:35 AM

what can a president do in 4 years that can’t be swiftly undone?

And, let’s see…

Roosevelt – yeah, more than 4 years, but Social Security was done in less than 4, and it’s still giving great benefits to this day </sarcasm>

Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society – medicaid, anyone?

Point being, that in any one 4 year term, yes, a President CAN set in motion something horrendous that can’t be undone ‘rather quickly’, if at all. And McCain, while he may talk the talk on foreign policy, and played for C-Span regarding some earmarks along the way – he’d probably have no problem being ‘conciliatory’ or ‘in the spirit of compromise’ about some Democrat dreamed up disaster in the making, and even strongly rationalize going along with it to the american public. Think shamnesty. Think being maneuvered into going along with some health care debacle.

As, for that matter, the rest of the remaining Repubs seem to be, in one form or another.

Wind Rider on January 25, 2008 at 6:45 AM

“Still, there is a choice to be made, and it is an easy one.”

Yes it is an easy choice. Vote AGAINST McCain The Pain! Maybe when this whole thing is over and this guy is trounced in the vote down to a greasy spot on the voting booth floor, he’ll do us all a favor and retire from the Senate for good! He’s done more than enough damage, thank you very much!

pilamaye on January 25, 2008 at 7:21 AM

The NYT does not want you to vote for McCain, that’s why they endorsed him. They are well aware that you would reject such an endorsement.

However, they also know that McCain is the only one with a chance against Medusa in the final.

If only that were true. It isn’t a stunt by the NYT, nothing they said in their endorsement was off the mark or at odds with the way the paper has reported their alternate reality as being. McCain is the most palatable Republican to the Times and they’re showing it now. He also can’t defeat Hillary, because he draws a lot of his support from Democrats and Independents, who are much more likely to break for the ‘change’ candidate (in this case a woman) than for an old white man.

NeoconNews.com on January 25, 2008 at 7:21 AM

for this I must quote Steve McQueen from the movie
“The Sand Pebbles”

“What happened? WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?”

for those of you who have not seen the film, instead of seeing “Cloverfield” you might want to check it out.

GREENTURTLE on January 25, 2008 at 7:26 AM

The Dems love the idea of McCain being the Republican candidate, he is left of Shillery on immigration and campaign reform.
The Dems. win even bigger if McCain wins the election.
They will have McCain capitulating surrendering to their demands under the guise of “lets all work together.” And if things do not work out, and we know they won’t, they will have a Republican POTUS to blame their failures on. Win Win for the Demmys.
And for that reason, if McCain is the only option, I stay home.

leanright on January 25, 2008 at 7:27 AM

NeoconNews.com on January 25, 2008 at 7:21 AM

If McCain is the nominee, and you are correct about his chances in the final – and I suspect that you are – then we will need the return of Perseus in 2012.

OldEnglish on January 25, 2008 at 8:00 AM

McCain really loves to say “Pork barrel spending” huh?
No way on earth I would vote for him although he was kinda funny last night when they asked him about his temper.
Romney all the way.

Geronimo on January 25, 2008 at 8:24 AM

Any candidate the NYT endorses is the one you KNOW not to vote for!

pilamaye on January 25, 2008 at 8:43 AM

I’m a Fred-head. But if J-Mac is the nominee, I say let’s support him.

jgapinoy on January 24, 2008 at 11:10 PM

Nope. If we’re going to get global warming reactionism, amnesty, reversal of tax cuts and economy ruination, Dem-friendly cooperation from the President, encroachment on free speech, etc – let it be done under a President who is not only a Dem/Lib in behavior, but also has a “D” after their name.

If all of that happens under a McCain-R presidency (and it would), that would be worse than letting a Dem win and do all of those things.

I deeply respect McCain’s service and support of the military, and I am seething mad at the prospect of McCain being the R nominee.

Midas on January 25, 2008 at 8:56 AM

what can a president do in 4 years that can’t be swiftly undone?

Sign a massive amnesty bill.

AZCoyote on January 25, 2008 at 9:18 AM

I don’t vote for Democrats so there is no chance that I would vote for McCain or Giuliani or Huckabee. I still think that I could vote for Romney although his leftist support for the Brady Bill and against assault weapons sent a chill down my spine last night.

We have to face the fact that every one of these clowns has been at least as liberal as Hillary in the pretty darned recent past. Romney evolved from his pro abortion and gay marriage stances that got him elected and Rudy used to be a gun grabber and civil union supporter but he would act conservative if we elected him. Huckabee is in full spin actually making people believe that he would be tough on immigration when a short time ago he was calling us fence folks all sorts of nasty names. McCain is absolutely the worst, he is obviously more comfortable with the liberal agenda and liberal politicians. They all say the word conservative but not a one of them is.

This is exactly what the GOP has become. Between the Democrats and our own Dem Lite crowd we are going to have amnesty dressed up as something else. We are going to keep seeing poisoned Chinese toys in our kids hands and jobs moving to places where they pay people 25 cents a day. Our taxes will go up or the deficit will go up and our dollar will remain near worthless and our gas will cost more all the time. Our government will get more and more bloated and pork will overflow Congress. We are screwed folks, there isn’t a conservative left in this race.

Buzzy on January 25, 2008 at 9:23 AM

favor and retire from the Senate for good!

Don’t count on that. When he lost in 2000, he went back to the senate and created as much havoc as he could! Amnesty, McCain Feingold etc. He reached across the isle alright, to slap the republicans in the face! He is a very spiteful man.

kcd on January 25, 2008 at 10:31 AM