Video: DNC ad introduces up and coming Republicans

posted at 6:25 pm on April 22, 2009 by Allahpundit

It’s funny depressing ’cause it’s true. There’s no one out there now: Jindal blew his big debut after the state of the union and Paul Ryan’s faded after his votes for TARP and the AIG bonus tax. Cornyn’s looking for people to recruit for Senate races and has come up empty everywhere except Connecticut — which is why he’s already whispering about a filibuster-proof Democratic majority. What good is being tied on the generic ballot if you can’t find anyone to run?

Dude, we’re less popular than Venezuela.


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ckoeber on April 22, 2009 at 7:32 PM

A. Not sure how familiar you are with her, based on your spelling of her first name.

B. I get the impression she would be… reluctanct… to serve as the attack dog on the 1st African-American POTUS.

cs89 on April 22, 2009 at 7:39 PM

Ernesto, what are your stances on the immigration problem, taxes, size of govt?

HornetSting on April 22, 2009 at 7:31 PM
Im puerto rican, I have no irrational attachment to a porous border. Close the border pronto. Im a flattaxer, and i think government’s largest expenditures outside of defense should be research grants. Anything that isnt one of those 2 things ought to be downsized to as small as the public will stand for.

ernesto on April 22, 2009 at 7:36 PM

What kind of grants? Other than that, you would have my vote. Too bad I live in NM and not NY. Go for it, Ernesto!

HornetSting on April 22, 2009 at 7:40 PM

The answer is not found in allowing the social liberals to define the terms. Resisting changing marriage definitions is not “bigotry.” Increasing funding for Planned Parenthood while verbally calling for abortion to be “safe, legal and rare” is intellectually flawed.

Social conservatives can be an important part of a resurgent GOP, IMO.

cs89 on April 22, 2009 at 7:25 PM

Yes, but not the core. As an independent why would I care about gays getting married? How does that affect me? The only faintly valid argument is that you would have to stand on principle for something. But in reality most Americans don’t care one way or the other.

As for abortion, you can get a little traction there but people see the truth. We have been arguing for decades and yet we haven’t gotten anywhere on the underlying issue. Teen pregnancy has actually gotten WORSE.

These issues are driving people AWAY!

ckoeber on April 22, 2009 at 7:40 PM

Nixon was pretty left on a lot of things….Roosevelt even more so…imo.

therightwinger on April 22, 2009 at 7:42 PM

Watch us.

Key West Reader on April 22, 2009 at 7:37 PM

Hate to quote myself, however:

If the MSM and DNC think that the in-your-face grass roots movement that took place on 4/15/09 won’t produce any new talent, they are mistaken. If the MSM and the DNC believe that we are sheeple that will follow some old, worn out, should be retired RINO, they are mistaken. If the MSM and the DNC believe that they can trot out this kind of crap and make us feel that we are downtrodden, they are mistaken.

Ads like this fall right into play. You see, ads like this embolden, empower and encourage us to clean this house. And once the house is swept clean, we will never again allow the corruption and idiocy back into our homes, our lives or our wallets.

Thanks, DNC! You just delivered our newest motivation. At your expense! What a gift!

Key West Reader on April 22, 2009 at 7:42 PM

Let the damn party die. It has shared in the cronyism and theft that has been going on for years. We don’t need new, fresh Republican faces; we need to convince the individual States to call a constitutional convention and start from scratch.

Venusian Visitor on April 22, 2009 at 7:44 PM

A. Not sure how familiar you are with her, based on your spelling of her first name.

B. I get the impression she would be… reluctanct… to serve as the attack dog on the 1st African-American POTUS.

cs89 on April 22, 2009 at 7:39 PM

Hitting me on a misspelling? How classy Mr. “reluctanct” …

As for being the attack dog; I am sure she would be interested in protecting her legacy as well since it is tied to Bush. You do have a point with her supporting Obama but not displaying it. But overall the attacks will reflect badly on her as well so she would have a vested interest to speak out on it if the GOP gives her a platform.

ckoeber on April 22, 2009 at 7:45 PM

What kind of grants? Other than that, you would have my vote. Too bad I live in NM and not NY. Go for it, Ernesto!

HornetSting on April 22, 2009 at 7:40 PM

Oh just about anything. Across the board, every possible branch of research. defense, aerospace, semiconductors, nanotech, biotech, etc etc. along with a free open internet :-)

ernesto on April 22, 2009 at 7:45 PM

At least is wasn’t Meghan McCain.

Rusty Shackleford on April 22, 2009 at 7:45 PM

Question for the soothsayers who think it would be instant victory if the GOP left behind the social-cons…where’s your proof this strategy would work? Why on earth would you throw away millions of voters?

StevefromMKE on April 22, 2009 at 7:46 PM

ckoeber on April 22, 2009 at 7:40 PM

You paint yourself as not caring, and that the social issues don’t affect you- yet social conservatives taking a stand they believe in drives you away from a party you agree with on fiscal policy.

How does that work, exactly?

cs89 on April 22, 2009 at 7:47 PM

What kind of grants? Other than that, you would have my vote. Too bad I live in NM and not NY. Go for it, Ernesto!

HornetSting on April 22, 2009 at 7:40 PM
Oh just about anything. Across the board, every possible branch of research. defense, aerospace, semiconductors, nanotech, biotech, etc etc. along with a free open internet :-)

ernesto on April 22, 2009 at 7:45 PM

Sounds like a plan, ernesto. But wait, if I remember correctly, you fancy yourself as a democrat. How is that going to work?

HornetSting on April 22, 2009 at 7:48 PM

Let the damn party die. It has shared in the cronyism and theft that has been going on for years. We don’t need new, fresh Republican faces; we need to convince the individual States to call a constitutional convention and start from scratch.

Venusian Visitor on April 22, 2009 at 7:44 PM

That’s what we’re talking about! On BOTH sides of the aisle. Throw the lifetime bums out.
Take away their lifetime pensions. I don’t have a lifetime pension, do you?

Scrub the House and the Senate. Make them work for We the People. Enough bullsh*t. Only We the People can clean it up, and by God we will..

Key West Reader on April 22, 2009 at 7:51 PM

You paint yourself as not caring, and that the social issues don’t affect you- yet social conservatives taking a stand they believe in drives you away from a party you agree with on fiscal policy.

How does that work, exactly?

cs89 on April 22, 2009 at 7:47 PM

The workings are on display. The GOP is in a disarray because there is plenty of infighting over these very issues.

Social conservatives have been arguing about marriage, abortion, abstinence, “creationism”, etc. yet in every area the situation has gotten worse even though the GOP has been in power most of the time.

How does that work, exactly?

ckoeber on April 22, 2009 at 7:51 PM

Im puerto rican, I have no irrational attachment to a porous border. Close the border pronto.

ernesto on April 22, 2009 at 7:36 PM

Well I am Nez Perce and I think the borders should have been closed several hundred years ago. No Obama, no Pelosi, no Reid, no Barney Frank, no Chris Dodd, no Erik Holder, no Bill or Hillary Clinton, no John Kerry, no Ted Kennedy. No putting salmon ahead of people. Now look what all you damned crazy socialist immigrants have gone and done!

Hinmahtooyahlatkek on April 22, 2009 at 7:51 PM

Let the damn party die. It has shared in the cronyism and theft that has been going on for years. We don’t need new, fresh Republican faces; we need to convince the individual States to call a constitutional convention and start from scratch.

Venusian Visitor on April 22, 2009 at 7:44 PM

Let’s get back to reality please.

ckoeber on April 22, 2009 at 7:53 PM

Term limits would be a start.

HornetSting on April 22, 2009 at 7:54 PM

Hillary, after smacking around the gop today:

getalife on April 22, 2009 at 7:36 PM

Did Hillary have anything to say about the person who said this?

“In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons.”

Just a simple yes or no answer will suffice.

MB4 on April 22, 2009 at 7:55 PM

You know who’s at fault for this entire mess that is our Congress?

I AM.

That’s right, I am responsible.

I’m responsible because I’m eligible to vote yet sometimes I don’t. I’m responsible because I never paid attention to where my tax dollars went, until now. I never paid attention to the corruption and the infighting and the ineptitude and the cronyism, and the earmarks, and the spending, and the bullsh*t until now.

Perhaps it’s because I’m unemployed and now have the ability to PAY ATTENTION.

I’ve been a Director, Manager, Supervisor for the past 23 years. Whenever I had a subordinate that did not perform, I’d approach them and discuss their lack of performance. If they didn’t improve, they’d be given written notice. If they still ignored me, they’d be fired.

Tell me, dear readers: What is the difference between our elected officials and the average worker who reports to a supervisor? Or the Manager who supervises a worker? Are these elected officials above the rule of common decency or above public scrutiny?

Join your local Tea Party Movement. Make them accountable. If they cannot be accountable, fire them.

Key West Reader on April 22, 2009 at 7:57 PM

Term limits would be a start.

HornetSting on April 22, 2009 at 7:54 PM

The French had their own very special kind of term limits once. Maybe theirs from back then would work well here now.

The world may be ugly, but each man must do what he must
Give in royalist politicians, in a year you will be pretty dust
Now come let our lady possess you
In her breathtaking, hair-raising bed
She will tingle your spine
As she captures your heart and your head

PercyB on April 22, 2009 at 8:00 PM

PercyB on April 22, 2009 at 8:00 PM

First up, Ted Kennedy. Second, Arlen Specter. Third, Mr. Byrd.

HornetSting on April 22, 2009 at 8:02 PM

Oh just about anything. Across the board, every possible branch of research. defense, aerospace, semiconductors, nanotech, biotech, etc etc. along with a free open internet :-)

ernesto on April 22, 2009 at 7:45 PM

Ernesto, why aren’t you running for office? Who in the big gigantic castle in Washington is listening to you? Nobody?

Stand up. Fight. You have great ideas. Put them to use.

Join a local Meetup group or a Tea Party Group. Lead.

Key West Reader on April 22, 2009 at 8:12 PM

ckoeber on April 22, 2009 at 7:51 PM

Well, aside from your choice to not answer the question about why issues that don’t concern you “drive you away” from the party…

There have clearly been failures in the GOP. My take is that the corruption and economic failures have a pretty big role in the decline of the party. The social issues have failed to gain traction for at least 2 reasons: A. Most Dems are socially liberal, as are some Repubs, and B. Many conservative Christians do respect the principle of not forcing our beliefs on others. Now the “let your 16-year-old daughter get an abortion without telling you” has no qualms about imposing that principle on those who disagree, of course.

So, I’ll ask you again. Are the social issues important to you? If not, how do they impact your voting behavior?

cs89 on April 22, 2009 at 8:13 PM

There’s always this guy. :D

pugwriter on April 22, 2009 at 8:14 PM

The world may be ugly, but each man must do what he must
Give in royalist politicians, in a year you will be pretty dust
Now come let our lady possess you
In her breathtaking, hair-raising bed
She will tingle your spine
As she captures your heart and your head

PercyB on April 22, 2009 at 8:00 PM

You sound as if you are frightened. Or, am I reading this incorrectly?

Key West Reader on April 22, 2009 at 8:15 PM

Jindal blew his big debut after the state of the union

So what? Look how far great speechmaking took Palin. Jindal’s our guy in 2012.

jgapinoy on April 22, 2009 at 8:20 PM

Attention: Ballots will be mailed out beginning May 4!

Press Enterprise Article On Bill

Bill understands that elected officials are EMPLOYEES of the people.

Bill Believes

Government should be as small as possible, taxes should be as low as possible, and individuals are capable of more than most politicians think is possible.

The Goals:

Reduce our tax burden.

Encourage entrepreneurship with a more small business-friendly, less regulated, Riverside.
Lift our struggling neighborhoods up to their potential.
Fight against further eminent domain abuse.
Stop corporate/developer welfare.
Return city government’s focus to “filling potholes” and other essential services.

The Decision-Making Criteria:

Is it Constitutional? (As the Founders intended).
Is it legal?
Is it common sense?
Is it the will of the people?
Does it benefit the majority for the long-term?
Having a set of principles to guide one by is critical. Citizens should not have to worry about how their representatives are going to vote on the issues. If the principles remain the same, the votes remain consistent.

Folks, this is just one small guy in Ward 6 of an unknown town in an unknown state that is doing his best to serve the people.

These are the people we are looking for. Not career politicians or lifetime recipients of pension funds at the expense of We the People.

Stand Up. And. Fight.

Key West Reader on April 22, 2009 at 8:20 PM

…And it was only one speech. He has time to learn the craft.

jgapinoy on April 22, 2009 at 8:21 PM

So what? Look how far great speechmaking took Palin. Jindal’s our guy in 2012.

jgapinoy on April 22, 2009 at 8:20 PM

Says “you” and “you” only.

Key West Reader on April 22, 2009 at 8:21 PM

Jindal blew it? I’m sure you can find Obama stuttering and sounding foolish when he first got active in politics…

StevefromMKE on April 22, 2009 at 8:30 PM

You sound as if you are frightened. Or, am I reading this incorrectly?

Key West Reader on April 22, 2009 at 8:15 PM

Sink me my dear chap, but you sound very confused, indeed. Maybe you tied your cravat too tight?

PercyB on April 22, 2009 at 8:30 PM

You paint yourself as not caring, and that the social issues don’t affect you- yet social conservatives taking a stand they believe in drives you away from a party you agree with on fiscal policy.

How does that work, exactly?

cs89 on April 22, 2009 at 7:47 PM

I know this was directed to someone else but I’ll take a shot at this: quite easily, actually. I vote split ticket, going third party where I feel I can. That doesn’t include the presidency…yet. I loathe the DNC but that doesn’t mean I love the GOP so have no problems denying them my vote when I can. Guess how many others have been doing something like this since 2006?

JohnAGJ on April 22, 2009 at 8:31 PM

So, I’ll ask you again. Are the social issues important to you? If not, how do they impact your voting behavior?

cs89 on April 22, 2009 at 8:13 PM

No, I don’t feel Government should have a role in any social decisions. I frankly don’t care one way or the other about gay marriage, especially when people traditionally married are divorcing like crazy.

Abortion is one of those issues that are designed to drive people apart. We should work on the issue of teen pregnancy. The issue of pro-choice vs. pro-life can never be resolved with each side taking extreme views.

I hold similar sentiments for most of the other social issues. They are just wedges to me that distract from important things like taxes, foreign policy, the health care debate, etc.

So, as for the second question of how this impacts my voting behavior, I choose candidates based on their views on taxes, foreign policy, fiscal responsibility, and other issues that I deem far more important than the stickler social issues.

I have a hunch that a VAST majority of voters feel the same way but we have let social issues take over the landscape. I don’t blame any particular party but that is just what I see.

ckoeber on April 22, 2009 at 8:42 PM

I think Ernesto has the right idea. I think he should run for office. I also think that ckoeber, JohnAGJ, cs89, PercyB,jgapinoy, Key West Reader, pugwriter, and yes even getalife should run for office. Obviously everyone I mentioned cares about the issues. We may not agree with their views, but that is a simple matter…Don’t vote for them!
If we want to see changes in our party (for most of us in here that is republican, but the same applies to democrats) maybe we have to be the ones to make the changes.
Let’s get involved, all of us. Run for city council, run for county commission, run for school board, run for any public office that you feel you can make a difference in. Let’s all get involved instead of pissing and moaning that nobody will change it!
Here is my pledge….
I deploy to Iraq in June of this year. I will run for political office within my first year back. Due to my job, I cannot run for city council (I am a police detective and it is against the city charter) but I can run for county commission or school board or state senate! I will. Period. Join me, oppose me, but do SOMETHING!

fumpbump on April 22, 2009 at 8:52 PM

I don’t even agree with Newt on many issues (AGW being a big one) but he has more good ideas in 10 minutes than Obama would have in his entire life. Obama may be new but his ideology is as old as Marx. His administration is also filled with Clinton era retreads. The ad is asinine on its face.

echosyst on April 22, 2009 at 8:58 PM

I love having Cheney, Rove, and Gingrich be the voices of the opposition. They have facts and experience in their quiver. They have nothing to lose. And they put the Dems on the defensive.

Our presidential-leadership nominee had better come from someone with proven executive experience and a record to show for it. Those conservative leaders in currently in Congress need to get out in front of the cameras and make a compelling case for alternative solutions. We need to have conservative leadership and growing ranks in Congress, too.

onlineanalyst on April 22, 2009 at 9:29 PM

This ad was pointless.

Worse- let’s face it, people are dumb. Who do the democrats have? They nearly ran the wife of a former corrupt president who had no business in the senate who is now sec of state…she is where she is, not based on merit, but simply because she’s the wife of the former first dude. How’s that for woman’s lib?! Riding on the coattails of hubby!

Or you have the president- a man who has no executive experience and not much experience in anything outside of liberal organizing. He made his political debut in the home of a terrorist friend he served on 2 boards with and wrote a blurb for said terrorist’s book jacket praising him and his educational ideas…he was a 20 year member of a radical anti-american racist church. He simply got elected because people thought he was “hip and cool,” and even worse (for black Americans and ALL Americans), he was mainly elected because he’s black. NO WHITE CANDIDATE ON PLANET EARTH would have made it that far had he been a member of a white racist anti-american church or had his foray into politics in the living room of a right wing terrorist.

So, outside of the mantra (accurate as it is) that people are dumb fools…who do the democrats really have? Nancy Pelosi? Harry Reid?

Face it- we Americans are the ones who are screwed. Right now, both sides of the aisle suck, and neither has our interests at heart.

TheBlueSite on April 22, 2009 at 9:34 PM

I truly believe that when you group together those of us who believe in small government, the Second Amendment, and the sanctity of our borders, we may very well hold a numerical voting majority. Unfortunately, we’ve allowed ‘conservatism,’ ‘christian conservatism,’ and ‘social conservatism’ to become inexorably intertwined in the eyes of many. My experience is that this does tend to push those away who might otherwise be reachable.

CaptFlood on April 22, 2009 at 9:36 PM

Well…. Cornyn’s IL guy is supposed to be deciding by next week… I know that he’s socially liberal, but I’d prefer Mark Kirk in the Senate (aka the guy who made sure that all the moderate Republicans voted against Porkulus) to Alexis Giannoulias (aka my family runs a mob bank) or Bill Daley (aka my family has been looting the city of Chicago for nearly fifty years!!).

Illinidiva on April 22, 2009 at 9:56 PM

Really? Bush II and Palin was big on Abortion. McCain or Cheney didn’t have emphasis on social issues.

In either case abortion right now isn’t a big issue. If it was Obama would not have been elected and would have be eviscerated on retracting the Mexico City policy.

ckoeber on April 22, 2009 at 7:07 PM

Neither Bush nor Palin was “big on abortion”, from what I can tell. And I agree that it isnt a “big issue”, at least it isn’t at the top of my list right now. It seems it’s mainly a litmus test to determine which pro-life pol is being a drag on the GOP. I don’t think that’s very wise. It’s more of a big deal to the pro-choicers and other social liberals than anyone else.

Social conservatives have been arguing about marriage, abortion, abstinence, “creationism”, etc. yet in every area the situation has gotten worse even though the GOP has been in power most of the time.

How does that work, exactly?

ckoeber on April 22, 2009 at 7:51 PM

I don’t know what your complaint would be if the social issues things are going in the direction you would like anyway. Simply becuase the party contains people who are pro-life and anti-gay marriage?

As for abortion, you can get a little traction there but people see the truth. We have been arguing for decades and yet we haven’t gotten anywhere on the underlying issue. Teen pregnancy has actually gotten WORSE.

These issues are driving people AWAY!

ckoeber on April 22, 2009 at 7:40 PM

Misleading. It isn’t only about abortions for teens. People aren’t driven away by pro-life politicians. Abortions are on the decline (Google it). Most Americans while wishing to keep abortions legal would hardkly be fully in line with the thinking of Obama on the matter.

ddrintn on April 22, 2009 at 10:07 PM

There’s a lot to admire about Gingrich–but–he’s just waaaaay to green for me!!!

The image of him on that stupid couch with Nazi Pelosi, of all people, about the stupid global warming hype. Nonsense. I can’t believe he falls for that crap!!

Special K on April 22, 2009 at 6:54 PM

Speaking of “green” I just learned today was Earth Day or something. I don’t know what that is about. Is that day of worship for liberals or something?

Dasher on April 22, 2009 at 11:00 PM

They still think that being moderate wins them votes. Unfortunately, looking at the length of McCain’s and Specter’s tenures, I guess they’re right.

Hopefully, that will start to change.

Perhaps in close elections of the future with RINOs running, the Conservatives will vote instead independent and third party along with the ones that usually do so and mess up elections for Republicans.

Might send a message, and a RINO in office is NOT the lesser of two evils anymore.

The RINOs will, hopefully, switch to the party they really belong to and keep the Republican Party open for real Republicans.

RINOs-Country Club Republicans damage the party because they buy into the Liberal policies that haven’t/don’t/won’t work and thus provide no real alternative, and keep out those who would have successful policies.

I know, preaching to the choir, but good to put thoughts down.

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 22, 2009 at 11:28 PM

Speaking of “green” I just learned today was Earth Day or something. I don’t know what that is about. Is that day of worship for liberals or something?

Dasher on April 22, 2009 at 11:00 PM

Funny. Here is a link with more information.

ckoeber on April 22, 2009 at 11:36 PM

No one out there?

Once again, like I’ve been saying for about 6 months… you are looking in the wrong places and your are blind.

WE ARE COMING!

amend2 on April 23, 2009 at 12:21 AM

With all of the discontent going on out there about taxes, bailouts, etc., I think now is a good time to start a movement focused on a constitutional change on term limits for those serving in Congress. Max of 2 terms in the Senate and 5 terms in the House of Reps.

There needs to be a way of keeping the stench of corruption out of Washington for both Republicans and Democrats, and what better way than to clean Congress when the term is up?

smartsy on April 23, 2009 at 12:28 AM

StevefromMKE on April 22, 2009 at 8:30 PM

Jindal blew it? I’m sure you can find Obama stuttering and sounding foolish when he first got active in politics without TOTUS…

Fixed it up there.

long_cat on April 23, 2009 at 2:00 AM

I can see Mexico from my house!

teehee

SilverStar830 on April 23, 2009 at 2:01 AM

No mention of Michael Steele in the ad?

When Steele was on the news constantly while campaigning for Chair and afterwards, everybody wanted him off the air and to concentrate on the job.

Now, he’s off the air most of the time, there are “no new faces,” everyone’s complaining and dismayed about being made fun of by Democrats.

New faces and new talent will be on the stage once Republicans win some damn elections. That will be 2010 or whatever.

thebadoutlaw on April 23, 2009 at 2:43 AM

Speaking of “green” I just learned today was Earth Day or something. I don’t know what that is about. Is that day of worship for liberals or something?

Dasher on April 22, 2009 at 11:00 PM

That’s about it. More precisely that is the day they worship themselves. Although they also worship themselves the other days of the year too, but generally speaking not quite as much though. Hope that helps.

MB4 on April 23, 2009 at 3:32 AM

Teen pregnancy has actually gotten WORSE.

These issues are driving people AWAY!

ckoeber on April 22, 2009 at 7:40 PM

Um, no. Teen pregnancy in the United States has gone down for the last eight years. Our message was getting through.

Betcha it skyrockets again, now though. Just guessin’.

Squiggy on April 23, 2009 at 6:41 AM

I can see Mexico from my house!

teehee

SilverStar830 on April 23, 2009 at 2:01 AM

Are you under the impression that Sarah Palin said “I can see Russia from my house”?

If so, you’re an idiot. If not, I apologize.

Squiggy on April 23, 2009 at 6:45 AM

I tried to run for an open State Senate seat in Alabama a few years ago… I called the party HQ and all they wanted was the fee for filing ($800). The seat ran uncontested.

I’d love to run for congress against our idiot rep, Brad Miller (NC-13), but who has the money? I think the fee to file to run for Congress is $3400.

mankai on April 23, 2009 at 8:46 AM

All those who keep harping on about ‘social issues’ pushing people away from the party should ask yourselves how many people they draw into the party. I would wager a LOT that they draw more than they repel.

But go ahead. Make your fiscal conservative, border defensive party and do nothing to defend the unborn and morality. Throw them to the wolves for the sake of drawing in all those ‘social progressive’ but
otherwise ‘conservative’ folks.

Do it once and for all and stop whining about us backwoods social cons dragging you down. I for one am sick of hearing it. So go ahead without us; I dare you.

Now, I’m off to my Bible study. Peace!

pannw on April 23, 2009 at 10:21 AM

FAIL.

Aronne on April 23, 2009 at 10:39 AM

It’s funny depressing ’cause it’s true. There’s no one out there now: Jindal blew his big debut after the state of the union and Paul Ryan’s faded after his votes for TARP and the AIG bonus tax. Cornyn’s looking for people to recruit for Senate races and has come up empty everywhere except Connecticut — which is why he’s already whispering about a filibuster-proof Democratic majority. What good is being tied on the generic ballot if you can’t find anyone to run?

Uh. Hello. There is someone out there right now…PALIN.

repalincan on April 23, 2009 at 11:20 AM

WTF??? And you’re telling me that the Zero mob who had to go all the way back to the 70s to find people who are sufficiently inept, not to mention corrupt, are somehow better?

You are off your friggin’ rocker.

Mr. Grump on April 23, 2009 at 11:27 AM

Have not read the comments – but surely someone asked if Luke has a twin sister.

kybowexar on April 23, 2009 at 11:44 AM

Now, I’m off to my Bible study. Peace!

pannw on April 23, 2009 at 10:21 AM

I think you may have missed the point. Your views are your views; they’re never going to be my views and I doubt very much that the sun will ever rise on a day when the predominant political landscape reflects your particular Christian ideal. So what’s a ‘pannw’ to do one might ask? How about we all agree to throw our political support behind the candidate and/or party who does support a fiscal conservative, secure borders viewpoint, which we do all agree on, then we can each go our own separate ways in the off-season and involve ourselves in whatever ‘grassroots’ activities we feel we must.

Or we can just take our collective balls and go home…

CaptFlood on April 23, 2009 at 1:24 PM

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