Quotes of the day

posted at 9:00 pm on November 28, 2010 by Allahpundit

“In a political culture where moderation is the new heresy, centrism is fast becoming the new black.

“Political outliers – not quite Republican, not quite Democrat – are forming new alliances in a communal search for ‘Home.’ Exhausted by extremism and aching for real change, more and more Americans are moving away from demagoguery and toward pragmatism…

“Inglis is otherwise one of the rational conservatives who dare to suggest that, yes, we have to make painful cuts in entitlements. And, heresy of all, he acknowledges that climate change is real and that a carbon tax, offset by tax cuts elsewhere, is a plausible approach to regulation…

“Can an Inglis ever survive in such a culture? If not, what are we left with?”

***
“After suffering a historic rout — in which nearly every white Deep South Democrat in the U.S. House was defeated and Republicans took over or gained seats in legislatures across the region — the [Democratic] party’s ranks in Dixie have thinned even further.

“In Georgia, Louisiana and Alabama, Democratic state legislators have become Republicans, concluding that there is no future in the party that once dominated the so-called Solid South…

“Realignment, Barbour noted, has been ‘evolutionary’ in the South. But it accelerated this year in part because of how national Democratic policies and leaders are perceived in the region.

“‘The Obama administration’s liberal policy agenda — especially Obamacare — has made it almost impossible for white Democrats at the local level to be seen as moderates or centrists,’ said Emory University political science professor Merle Black. ‘Just being a Democrat immediately puts many of the white Democratic politics on the defensive.’”

***
“Even after the midterm rout that will remove many long-serving members from Congress, the idea that Mr. Lugar would be vulnerable to a primary challenge is a chilling notion to many Republicans, a symbol of symbolism gone too far.

“‘If Dick Lugar,’ said John C. Danforth, a former Republican senator from Missouri, ‘having served five terms in the U.S. Senate and being the most respected person in the Senate and the leading authority on foreign policy, is seriously challenged by anybody in the Republican Party, we have gone so far overboard that we are beyond redemption.’…

“Mr. Lugar’s recent breaks with his party have stirred the attention of Indiana Tea Party groups, who have him in their sights. ‘Senator Lugar has been an upstanding citizen representing us in D. C.,’ said Diane Hubbard, a spokeswoman for the Indianapolis Tea Party. ‘But over the years, he has become more moderate in his voting.’

“Removing him ‘will be a difficult challenge,’ Ms. Hubbard conceded. ‘But we do believe it’s doable, and we think the climate is right for it and we believe it is a must.’”


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Cindy Munford on November 28, 2010 at 10:55 PM
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“Don`t call me Shirely!”

bluemarlin on November 28, 2010 at 11:10 PM

bluemarlin:Nice catch,hehe!:)

canopfor on November 28, 2010 at 11:13 PM

bluemarlin on November 28, 2010 at 11:10 PM

YAY! I thought I was going to left out there looking like a nut.

Cindy Munford on November 28, 2010 at 11:16 PM

“Don`t call me Shirely!”

bluemarlin on November 28, 2010 at 11:10 PM

Best role, Forbidden Planet

Kini on November 28, 2010 at 11:17 PM

“Removing him ‘will be a difficult challenge,’ Ms. Hubbard conceded. ‘But we do believe it’s doable, and we think the climate is right for it and we believe it is a must.’”

oh a rino hunting we will go, a rino hunting we will go. it is time to take our country back. No retreat no surrender. we will defeat the globalists, the socialists and the empire builders. We will have our consitution reaffirmed and we will have our vborders protected. Citizenship will mean something that we can pass along to our children….

unseen on November 28, 2010 at 11:18 PM

YAY! I thought I was going to left out there looking like a nut.

Cindy Munford on November 28, 2010 at 11:16 PM

Well I got distracted, had to take the dogs out or I would have picked you up sooner.

bluemarlin on November 28, 2010 at 11:19 PM

Otto the autopilot; always getting blown away.

Electrongod on November 28, 2010 at 11:22 PM

bluemarlin:Nice catch,hehe!:)

canopfor on November 28, 2010 at 11:13 PM

heh, thanks! :) That man has so many classic one liners we are all losers today. I really feel for his family, I am sad about it and I can only imagine his family is really devestated. My prayers will go out for him and to them this evening.

bluemarlin on November 28, 2010 at 11:23 PM

Otto the autopilot; always getting blown away.

Electrongod on November 28, 2010 at 11:22 PM

Who ever thought deflation had a happy ending

Kini on November 28, 2010 at 11:24 PM

Who ever thought deflation had a happy ending

Kini on November 28, 2010 at 11:24 PM

Deflation????
I would make sure I had a leak so inflation was a lifetime.

Electrongod on November 28, 2010 at 11:26 PM

oh a rino hunting we will go, a rino hunting we will go. it is time to take our country back. No retreat no surrender. we will defeat the globalists, the socialists and the empire builders. We will have our consitution reaffirmed and we will have our vborders protected. Citizenship will mean something that we can pass along to our children….
unseen on November 28, 2010 at 11:18 PM

This!

bluemarlin on November 28, 2010 at 11:27 PM

I would make sure I had a leak so inflation was a lifetime.

Electrongod on November 28, 2010 at 11:26 PM

Cigarette?

Kini on November 28, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Let’s make some new rules:
1. Everyone should be primaried, at every election – let’s acknowledge, once and for all, that competition improves the breed.3
2. Incumbents? Rate them on how well they enforce the will of their constituents, and nothing else.
3. More than 20 years in office = way too comfortable, and needs to be watched carefully for signs of being captured by the system.

massrighty on November 28, 2010 at 11:30 PM

Cigarette?

Kini on November 28, 2010 at 11:29 PM

OK.. A small leak then.

Electrongod on November 28, 2010 at 11:30 PM

OK.. A small leak then.

Electrongod on November 28, 2010 at 11:30 PM

I’ve always wanted to be an autopilot

Kini on November 28, 2010 at 11:31 PM

Let’s make some new rules:

massrighty on November 28, 2010 at 11:30 PM

4) Prevent the Media from backing a candidate.
5) produce a birth certificate.
6) Make them answer questions directly, and not roundabout.

Kini on November 28, 2010 at 11:35 PM

Kini on November 28, 2010 at 11:35 PM

OK: We now have the Massrighty/Kini rules.

Anyone else want to jump in?

massrighty on November 28, 2010 at 11:37 PM

bluemarlin on November 28, 2010 at 11:23 PM

Nice Beaver!

PS..He provided a ton of laughs!..:)

Dire Straits on November 28, 2010 at 11:38 PM

6) Make them answer questions directly, and not roundabout.

Kini on November 28, 2010 at 11:35 PM

Good luck with that!..:)

Dire Straits on November 28, 2010 at 11:39 PM

For a B-Movie straight man, who was never thought of as funny, Leslie was fortunate to have been reinvented/rediscovered later in his career as a comedic genius.

massrighty on November 28, 2010 at 11:40 PM

For a B-Movie straight man, who was never thought of as funny, Leslie was fortunate to have been reinvented/rediscovered later in his career as a comedic genius.

massrighty on November 28, 2010 at 11:40 PM

Nice post!..I agree with that!..:)

Dire Straits on November 28, 2010 at 11:42 PM

Good luck with that!..:)

Dire Straits on November 28, 2010 at 11:39 PM

Simple question to non-answers: What makes you deserving of the office you seek?

Kini on November 28, 2010 at 11:44 PM

‘The Obama administration’s liberal policy agenda — especially Obamacare — has made it almost impossible for white Democrats at the local level to be seen as moderates or centrists,’ said Emory University political science professor Merle Black. ‘Just being a Democrat immediately puts many of the white Democratic politics on the defensive

That’s because white democrats are really racist, so they belong with the Republicans…you know, where all the racist are.

ramrants on November 28, 2010 at 11:45 PM

Simple question to non-answers: What makes you deserving of the office you seek?

Kini on November 28, 2010 at 11:44 PM

Nice question..You would definitely eliminate Obie!..It would take him 14 minutes to answer that!..:)

Dire Straits on November 28, 2010 at 11:46 PM

ramrants on November 28, 2010 at 11:45 PM

Not really racists, but #1 with racists

Kini on November 28, 2010 at 11:47 PM

Simple question to non-answers: What makes you deserving of the office you seek?

Kini on November 28, 2010 at 11:44 PM

Uh…uh…I…uh…we have a fainter. Give him room. Anyone have water? Give him space.

Uh…uh..we have another fainter. More water.

What was your question?

Electrongod on November 28, 2010 at 11:48 PM

It would take him 14 minutes to answer that!..:)

Dire Straits on November 28, 2010 at 11:46 PM

and 7 minutes into that answer would make up your mind

Kini on November 28, 2010 at 11:48 PM

Nice Beaver!

PS..He provided a ton of laughs!..:)

Dire Straits on November 28, 2010 at 11:38 PM

Jane: I’ve heard police work is dangerous.
Frank: It is. That’s why I carry a big gun.
Jane: Aren’t you afraid it might go off accidentally?
Frank: I used to have that problem.
Jane: What did you do about it?
Frank: I just think about baseball.

bluemarlin on November 28, 2010 at 11:48 PM

and 7 minutes into that answer would make up your mind

Kini on November 28, 2010 at 11:48 PM

LoL!..It would only take me 1 minute to make up my mind about Obie!..:)

Dire Straits on November 28, 2010 at 11:50 PM

Simple question to non-answers: What makes you deserving of the office you seek?

Kini on November 28, 2010 at 11:44 PM

Great question Kini, who could you possibly find that could/would utter those words to a candidate, much less a Dem one? Chris Wallace would I am sure, who else?

bluemarlin on November 28, 2010 at 11:50 PM

bluemarlin on November 28, 2010 at 11:48 PM

LOL!..Good one!..:)

Dire Straits on November 28, 2010 at 11:51 PM

What was your question?

Electrongod on November 28, 2010 at 11:48 PM

I’m a firm believer that people can see BS a mile away.

They just don’t have to stand and listen to it.

Kini on November 28, 2010 at 11:51 PM

Frank: I just think about baseball.

bluemarlin on November 28, 2010 at 11:48 PM

Seriously, that is a safe thing to think.
Basketball on the other hand…..

Electrongod on November 28, 2010 at 11:52 PM

Kini on November 28, 2010 at 11:51 PM

You may be right but there is something about The Moment that clouds their mind.
Intoxicating and contagious to a certain percentage of the population.

Electrongod on November 28, 2010 at 11:54 PM

bluemarlin on November 28, 2010 at 11:48 PM

Here is another classic!..:)

Dire Straits on November 28, 2010 at 11:56 PM

Chris Wallace would I am sure, who else?

bluemarlin on November 28, 2010 at 11:50 PM

About the only objective journalist left, beside Bret Hume, Mygan Kelly, Bret Baier….

Kini on November 29, 2010 at 12:00 AM

Seriously, that is a safe thing to think.
Basketball on the other hand…..

Electrongod on November 28, 2010 at 11:52 PM

Don`t forget

“The reason they call it ‘golf’ is that all the other 4 letter words were used up.”

bluemarlin on November 29, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Here is another classic!..:)

Dire Straits on November 28, 2010 at 11:56 PM

Yes it is, why do I want some jello?

bluemarlin on November 29, 2010 at 12:02 AM

About the only objective journalist left, beside Bret Hume, Mygan Kelly, Bret Baier….

Kini on November 29, 2010 at 12:00 AM

I would be willing to give Tapper the benefit of the doubt, for now, IF he was given the opportunity I think he would be fair.

bluemarlin on November 29, 2010 at 12:05 AM

I’m hitting the hay. Tell Omaha Conservative I said hello when he gets up to go the bathroom. Sweet dreams everyone, you are the greatest and I am privileged to read your comments.

Cindy Munford on November 29, 2010 at 12:05 AM

es it is, why do I want some jello?

bluemarlin on November 29, 2010 at 12:02 AM

Just goes to show you that having a waist only seat belt can still put an eye out.
Safety first.

Electrongod on November 29, 2010 at 12:06 AM

About the only objective journalist left, beside Bret Hume, Mygan Kelly, Bret Baier….

Kini on November 29, 2010 at 12:00 AM

I would add Greta to that list!..I think she does an excellent job!..:)

Dire Straits on November 29, 2010 at 12:07 AM

Yes it is, why do I want some jello?

bluemarlin on November 29, 2010 at 12:02 AM

LOL!..I hear you!..:)

Dire Straits on November 29, 2010 at 12:09 AM

Intoxicating and contagious to a certain percentage of the population.

Electrongod on November 28, 2010 at 11:54 PM

When you look back at how the MSM presented the illusion that the WON would pay their mortgages, fill their cars with gas, and put a chicken in every pot; that was the real injustice to the Art of Journalism and to the American people.

That’s why I go back to massrighty rules. If Objectivity in journalism cannot disclose a candidates philosophy, then they have no reason to be in either the printed or televised medium. The internet has no objectivity, just opinions.

Kini on November 29, 2010 at 12:09 AM

Cindy Munford on November 29, 2010 at 12:05 AM

Good Night Cindy!

PS..Glad to be able to post with you and the rest of the Hot Air Gang!..:)

Dire Straits on November 29, 2010 at 12:10 AM

I would be willing to give Tapper the benefit of the doubt, for now, IF he was given the opportunity I think he would be fair.

bluemarlin on November 29, 2010 at 12:05 AM

That’s why I left it opened ended. There is a lot of good journalist out there, then there is opinion.

Kini on November 29, 2010 at 12:11 AM

Just goes to show you that having a waist only seat belt can still put an eye out.
Safety first.

Electrongod on November 29, 2010 at 12:06 AM

I never one was for wearing my safety goggles! :)

bluemarlin on November 29, 2010 at 12:15 AM

Kini on November 29, 2010 at 12:09 AM

You will have no argument with me on that. Just that to get there will not be swift or easy.
I was channel surfing the other day and saw Good Morning America with all these people shivering cold on the streets looking into the pane glass windows trying to get their faces and posters on camera.
It is difficult to ask journalism to be objective when the fans crave…whatever it is that drives them to be in the cold…and lovin’ it.

Electrongod on November 29, 2010 at 12:16 AM

I’m hitting the hay. Tell Omaha Conservative I said hello when he gets up to go the bathroom. Sweet dreams everyone, you are the greatest and I am privileged to read your comments.

Cindy Munford on November 29, 2010 at 12:05 AM

Good night, we are just as privleged to be able to post here and to read yours as well. This really is a great community blog, IMHO.

bluemarlin on November 29, 2010 at 12:20 AM

This really is a great community blog, IMHO.

bluemarlin on November 29, 2010 at 12:20 AM

Amen..There are folks who would die to have posting priviledges!..:)

Dire Straits on November 29, 2010 at 12:23 AM

Best role, Forbidden Planet

Kini on November 28, 2010 at 11:17 PM

You are correct, sir. Would 60 gallons be a sufficient out pouring of respect?

Gohawgs on November 29, 2010 at 12:23 AM

It is difficult to ask journalism to be objective when the fans crave…whatever it is that drives them to be in the cold…and lovin’ it.

Electrongod on November 29, 2010 at 12:16 AM

You’re quite right. I’m reminded of the left’s media darling Cindy Sheehan.

A media shark frenzy, if not used, chewed, and spat out as a tool for political gain.

Fact checking has become an leg tingling art form.

Kini on November 29, 2010 at 12:24 AM

Gohawgs on November 29, 2010 at 12:23 AM

I take pride in my Dinner posts, and libations.

Kini on November 29, 2010 at 12:26 AM

Inglis is otherwise one of the rational conservatives who dare to suggest that, yes, we have to make painful cuts in entitlements.

Exhibit #3,497 in my Kathleen Parker is An Idiot white paper. Someone please give an example of a conservative who thinks that, no, we do not have to make cuts in entitlements.

Jaibones on November 29, 2010 at 12:29 AM

Marginally conservative…

Inanemergencydial on November 28, 2010 at 9:09 PM

Even more than the 77% lifetime ACU is that he is measurably more liberal for the past two years than his career voting record, which supports his critics’ suggestion that he has been in office too long, and is increasingly just another beltway liberal.

He is now well outside of the mainstream of Indiana Republican thinking, which is quite conservative. Primary him.

Jaibones on November 29, 2010 at 12:35 AM

Exhibit #3,497 in my Kathleen Parker is An Idiot white paper.

Jaibones on November 29, 2010 at 12:29 AM

I was on about this earlier. This is an example of Stealth Journalism. Disguised as a faux conservative journalist, Parker exposes herself as the Obama shill that she is.

Inglis actually believe in global warming. I suppose another quarter under the pillow for every tooth pulled makes the tooth fairy real also.

Kini on November 29, 2010 at 12:38 AM

What the Lugars, McCains, Danforths et al don’t seem to recognize is that today’s dems aren’t the same as Dems from 30-40 yrs ago. Today’s dems are more interested in controlling Americans than in America herself…

Gohawgs on November 29, 2010 at 12:39 AM

Gohawgs on November 29, 2010 at 12:23 AM

Congrats on the win last night over the LSU Tigers!..:)

Dire Straits on November 29, 2010 at 12:40 AM

And, heresy of all, he acknowledges that climate change is real and that a carbon tax, offset by tax cuts elsewhere, is a plausible approach to regulation…

Whoever wrote this is just plain ignorant. The heresy is not climate change, it is believing that man is the major cause of it and we need to tax the c**p out of carbon to fix the problem. Anyone really believe that if a carbon tax was passed we would get tax relief else where. I didn’t think so. They were counting on a carbon tax to help with O-Care.

chemman on November 29, 2010 at 12:41 AM

Dire Straits on November 29, 2010 at 12:40 AM

Thanx, DS. We moved up to #7 in the BCS poll tonight…

Gohawgs on November 29, 2010 at 12:43 AM

chemman on November 29, 2010 at 12:41 AM

I refer you to Jaibones reason ##3,497 why Kathleen Parker is An Idiot

Kini on November 29, 2010 at 12:45 AM

If anyone would quote old John Danforth (a huge RINO), it shows immediately that they are NOT conservative.

mydh12 on November 29, 2010 at 12:58 AM

Thanx, DS. We moved up to #7 in the BCS poll tonight…

Gohawgs on November 29, 2010 at 12:43 AM

Yeah, congrats! I have many LSU fan friends, they are all hoping this will end Les Miles tenure.

bluemarlin on November 29, 2010 at 12:58 AM

chemman on November 29, 2010 at 12:41 AM

Kathleen Parker wrote it, are you surprised of the ignorance now? I didn`t think so!

bluemarlin on November 29, 2010 at 1:02 AM

Inglis actually believe in global warming. I suppose another quarter under the pillow for every tooth pulled makes the tooth fairy real also.

Kini on November 29, 2010 at 12:38 AM

And we are to assume that by “global warming”, she means anthropomorphic, catastrophic global warming, of the liberal/stupid kind, rather than the very widely held conservative understanding that sometimes the earth’s temperature changes, for all sorts of reasons?

Jaibones on November 29, 2010 at 1:17 AM

reasons

Jaibones on November 29, 2010 at 1:17 AM

Yes, it’s all the humans fault for the seas continued rising and the planet’s sore that never seems to heal.

Which is why Parker points that out. She believes in that bunk. Then again, there wouldn’t be a forbidden zone marked with scarecrow caricatures preventing the natural liberal ape inhabitants from entering the boundaries of conservationism.

That is against Simian Law.

Hey, they call us knuckle draggre’s…

Kini on November 29, 2010 at 1:40 AM

I just got up to pee, and wondered if this would be the QOTD.

OmahaConservative on November 29, 2010 at 2:10 AM

Cindy Munford on November 29, 2010 at 12:05 AM

Heh….

OmahaConservative on November 29, 2010 at 2:12 AM

O/T
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Smart Power in Action
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November 28, 2010
Wikileaks – Anti-Israel Foreign Policy Experts Got Saudi Arabia, Other Arab Countries 100% Backward On Iran Attack
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It didn’t get nearly as much play as it should have, but Obama’s June 2009 meeting with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah ended with the monarch flying into a tirade and more or less telling the President to get a grip.

http://www.mererhetoric.com/2010/11/28/wikileaks-anti-israel-foreign-policy-experts-got-saudi-arabia-other-arab-countries-100-backward-on-iran-attack/

Via
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http://directorblue.blogspot.com/

canopfor on November 29, 2010 at 4:20 AM

canopfor on November 29, 2010 at 4:20 AM

Morning!

OmahaConservative on November 29, 2010 at 4:34 AM

Glad to see Jerry Rivers was absent from his own show last night. Saw the last half of Britt’s part four special this morning, can’t wait for the first half…

OmahaConservative on November 29, 2010 at 5:30 AM

Leslie Nielsen has passed.

canopfor on November 28, 2010 at 10:42 PM

Prayers ascending for his family.

OmahaConservative on November 29, 2010 at 5:36 AM

canopfor on November 29, 2010 at 4:20 AM

good one…’dealing with an international relations student’

that one is gonna leave a mark…

cmsinaz on November 29, 2010 at 7:00 AM

OmahaConservative on November 29, 2010 at 5:30 AM

me neither….

:)

cmsinaz on November 29, 2010 at 7:01 AM

Happy OT:

Two motorbike bombers take out Iranian nuke scientist in Tehran (BBC report)

Limerick on November 29, 2010 at 7:53 AM

“‘If Dick Lugar,’ said John C. Danforth, a former Republican senator from Missouri, ‘having served five terms in the U.S. Senate

And that’s the problem. 30 years in the Senate is not what the Founders had in mind.

crazy_legs on November 29, 2010 at 8:07 AM

cmsinaz on November 29, 2010 at 7:01 AM

when does it next air?

OmahaConservative on November 29, 2010 at 8:22 AM

Becoming moderates is what got the Republican Party to the point and situation it is in today. Rinos rule by going along to get along when in power, giving in to the left which has given in to their far left gotta control every aspect of our lives progressives. Global warming is a hoax designed to fill the coffers of supporters like GE. We the People want to restore the country to be as it was founded, with the government off our backs. If you don’t want to help us, get out of the way.

Kissmygrits on November 29, 2010 at 8:31 AM

In a political culture where moderation is the new heresy, centrism is fast becoming the new black.

Moderation/Centrist … is nothing more than liberalism

darwin on November 29, 2010 at 8:37 AM

They’re still trying to argue that “it’s not the policies”.
Well… it IS the policies. We all recognize that Cap-and-Tax is just an elaborate bribery scheme, the economic engine to run a “progressive” agenda.

“Centrists” are free to stuff it, as far as I’m concerned. We’re not that stupid.

Murf76 on November 29, 2010 at 8:47 AM

crazy_legs on November 29, 2010 at 8:07 AM

My thoughts exactly. Five terms = 30 years in DC.

For the collie, that’s 2 Miniature Poodles’ lives (3 Doberman Pinschers’, 4 Bernese Mountain Dogs or 5 Irish Wolfhounds’). For the feline lovers, that’s 1 1/2 – 2 Tabby cats or 3 Prince Chunks.

Fallon on November 29, 2010 at 8:47 AM

climate change is real

Yes, and? climate has been changing over the the last 4 or so billion years. And the current warming hasn’t reached the level of either the Roman or Medival warming periods. Nor have we had a discussion as to what CO2 concentration is the optimal one for organic life on this planet.

And if this assertion that climate change is real is based on data from the CRU/East Anglica, I categorically reject it because their data is so biased as to be worthless.

I R A Darth Aggie on November 29, 2010 at 9:27 AM

Lugar is a fossilized turd and well past his sell-by date. He has to go and I hope Marlin Stutzman is the next Republican Senator from Indiana.

Extrafishy on November 29, 2010 at 9:33 AM

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