Quotes of the day

posted at 9:00 pm on December 31, 2010 by Allahpundit

“Palin is by no means politically unnuanced. Quite the contrary, she is as politically savvy as they come, whether on the domestic or international front. Her speeches during the recent congressional elections were not only unteleprompted barnburners in the best populist tradition, but revealed a meticulous command of the domestic issues currently bedeviling the nation as well as a finely nuanced understanding of America’s pancreatic failures in international diplomacy. She displays a far more realistic perspective on the Middle East and has far more accurately taken the measure of America’s geopolitical competitors, particularly Russia and China, than anyone in the Democratic administration.

“But is Palin electable? The next two years will determine whether she will be able to counter the slanderous media campaign against her candidacy and her competence, and so convince enough people that she has the right stuff to lead the country in perhaps its most perilous historical moment since the Civil War. Clearly, she suffers more than her share of antagonists among the megabuck left and their myriad satellites, Ivy League academics, mainstream journalists, public intellectuals, union impresarios and henchmen, and the entitlement-addicted segment of the public. They are terrified of her. She even has the panjandrums in the Republican old guard shaking in their Guccis.

“As Victor Volsky writes in American Thinker, ‘in the eyes of the political/cultural aristocracy, [Palin] is the embodiment of its worst nightmare: the revolt of the masses against their masters.’ And she knows that the master class will mobilize its considerable reserves against her. The question is whether, by sheer force of character, will, and charisma, like an American version of Delacroix’s Marianne leading the charge at the electoral barricades, and by pursuing a tireless itinerary, she can prevail against overwhelming odds and bring to the American people authentic change and genuine hope for the future.”

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“Yes, she did give at least a couple of Serious Policy Speeches, but I don’t get the sense that they got any traction at all, not with all of the tweets and the reality shows and the books stuff with platitudes. Her fans, of course, never needed convincing, but for the rest — and, here, I’m really focused on Republicans — is there anyone who wrote her off as a lightweight who is now giving her a new look because of her speech on the Fed? I very much doubt it. As for proving herself trustworthy to interest group leaders and Republican politicians, well, I haven’t seen any reporting that even hinted at that. She had some notable good calls in the 2010 contest, such as in the South Carolina gubernatorial race, but just as many bad, or just odd, endorsements. I can’t imagine that the Joe Miller fiasco helped, either.

“Mostly, she’s giving every indication that if she formally enters the race, she intends to run as a factional candidate by mobilizing her personal loyalists. That was a viable strategy in the 1970s, perhaps, at least on the Democratic side, but it’s highly unlikely that a factional candidate can win now in a coalition-style nominating process.

“It’s not too late for her, but it’s getting closer, I think.”

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“DeMint backed Romney in the 2008 presidential primary — but said he’s got ‘an open mind’ about 2012…

“Palin, for one, has never talked to DeMint before, even though they hail from the same part of the ideological spectrum and are considered heroes of the tea party movement.

“‘We’ve never spoken, but she left me a nice message, and I believe she’s done more for the Republican Party than anyone since Ronald Reagan,’ he said.”

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“On balance, these factors look somewhat less favorable to Ms. Palin than they did a year ago. In particular, it should be alarming to her how quickly some figures in the Republican establishment have turned against her. It is probably not a coincidence that these attacks began to escalate shortly after this November’s elections, in which Republicans were perceived as having sacrificed several Senate seats, like in Delaware and Nevada, because of having nominated unelectable candidates.

“Meanwhile — after an interim period in which she seemed to be playing the role of the happy warrior, endorsing and raising money for Republican candidates — Ms. Palin recently seems to have become less selective about the arguments that she is engaging in. Her choice to attack Ms. Obama’s anti-obesity initiatives, for instance, suggests that she is either not listening to advice or that her advisers are not highly competent. Instead, she should be erring on the side of turning the other cheek: one thing that has generally been true is that presidential candidates who project a sunnier, more optimistic disposition tend to outlast those that come across as angrier. This may be especially important for Ms. Palin, who is always a lightning-rod for criticism; she doesn’t need to instigate any conflicts that she isn’t already engaged in.

“Still, Ms. Palin has some unique strengths, like her ability to use new media to attract the political world’s attention virtually at her whim. It remains conceivable, also, that the attacks that Ms. Palin will receive from members of the Republican establishment — and those which she will eventually begin to receive from other Republican Presidential contenders — could be turned to her advantage if she manages them in the right way, considering the anti-establishment mood in some corners of the party.”

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Via the Daily Caller.


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Palin Power

Electrongod on December 31, 2010 at 9:01 PM

Hello? This is about Palin. 1000 posts I predict.

Electrongod on December 31, 2010 at 9:03 PM

Anyone who wins the republican primary will beat 0bama in a landslide. If Palin runs, she’s certain to win the primary.

Say hello to president Palin, say goodbye to RINOs.

Rebar on December 31, 2010 at 9:08 PM

Allah, go drink some bubbly, have some fun!

cmsinaz on December 31, 2010 at 9:10 PM

Anyone who wins the republican primary will beat 0bama in a landslide. If Palin runs, she’s certain to win the primary.

Say hello to president Palin, say goodbye to RINOs.

Rebar on December 31, 2010 at 9:08 PM

You betcha! It’s going to be a blast watching heads explode nationwide!

Who is John Galt on December 31, 2010 at 9:10 PM

Anyone who wins the republican primary will beat 0bama in a landslide. If Palin runs, she’s certain to win the primary.

Say hello to president Palin, say goodbye to RINOs.

Rebar on December 31, 2010 at 9:08 PM

You betcha! It’s going to be a blast watching heads explode nationwide!

Who is John Galt on December 31, 2010 at 9:10 PM

Concur.

Electrongod on December 31, 2010 at 9:12 PM

6~9th!

DarkCurrent on December 31, 2010 at 9:13 PM

CK should let Palin back in the room if only to cook for him. He could use more fiber…

Gohawgs on December 31, 2010 at 9:13 PM

Re-visit this thread after two years of the Tyrant Obama and his dictatorial regulations.

Re-visit this thread when (if) the Governor of Texas puts his Texas National Guard and irregular militias in the face of Federal troops who are sent to Texas to shut down industrial polluters. .

Re-visit this thread when (if) inner city mobs start attacking whites, start demanding sovereignty based on skin color or ethnicity.

Re-visit this thread when (if) Chavez starts threatening war with the US.

Re-visit this thread when (if) chaos in Mexico leads to cross border attacks in either direction.

Re-visit this thread if Islamist converts or infiltrators start detonating massive car bombs in urban areas in the United States.

Re-visit this thread when law enforcement starts arresting people who speak up against Obama policies.

Let’s see what happens then.

Skandia Recluse on December 31, 2010 at 9:14 PM

“As Victor Volsky writes in American Thinker, ‘in the eyes of the political/cultural aristocracy, [Palin] is the embodiment of its worst nightmare: the revolt of the masses against their masters.’

That’s it in a nutshell. They’re terrified of her because she is us.

Great way to end the year, Allahpundit!

Happy new year to everyone! Be safe!

SouthernGent on December 31, 2010 at 9:14 PM

SourKraut has gone full RINO!

The landscape is littered with the bodies of those politicians who misunderestimated Sarah Palin!

She is the only one who will reform the corrupt, glad handing, two party, circle jerk that Washington DC has become.

Sarah America needs ya and whomever you pick for Veep!

Pick a RINO like McCain again GOP and reap the wirlwind, third party if we must Tea Party Patriots!

dhunter on December 31, 2010 at 9:15 PM

I like Krauthammer, but when it comes to Palin he’s obtuse.

Greg Sargent’s analysis is just full of stupid. “Factional candidate?” Please.

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION FOR 2011 FOR EVERYONE: stop listening to liberal pundits pontificating on conservative and Republican politics.

Robert_Paulson on December 31, 2010 at 9:18 PM

An appropriate Year ending quote of the Day for 2010.

2011: Year of the Palin

portlandon on December 31, 2010 at 9:20 PM

She’ll run,she’ll win.The American people are sick of having their candidates dictated to them. Happy New Year to all here.

katy the mean old lady on December 31, 2010 at 9:21 PM

Her choice to attack Ms. Obama’s anti-obesity initiatives, for instance, suggests that she is either not listening to advice or that her advisers are not highly competent.

From the desks of those who worship the salt/fast food czar. Greater American doesn’t take kindly to be told what they should or shouldn’t eat. I think she knows exactly who she is catering to.

clement on December 31, 2010 at 9:24 PM

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION FOR 2011 FOR EVERYONE: stop listening to liberal pundits pontificating on conservative and Republican politics.

Robert_Paulson on December 31, 2010 at 9:18 PM

I’ll drink to that. They all seem think they’re experts on conservative politics, something of which they know nothing.

SlaveDog on December 31, 2010 at 9:26 PM

Anyone who wins the republican primary will beat 0bama in a landslide. If Palin runs, she’s certain to win the primary.

There is no polling by anyone that supports this assertion.

commodore on December 31, 2010 at 9:26 PM

Herman Cain in 2012!

Dandapani on December 31, 2010 at 9:28 PM

Watching the MSM eat their own.

It is fun to watch, but then again it is a bit sad to watch.

/I thought they were vegans?

Key West Reader on December 31, 2010 at 9:29 PM

/I thought they were vegans?

Key West Reader on December 31, 2010 at 9:29 PM

Always suspectd that they were composed of tofu.

katy the mean old lady on December 31, 2010 at 9:32 PM

/I thought they were vegans?

Key West Reader on December 31, 2010 at 9:29 PM

If vegans feast on vegans then it’s still veganism, no?

predator on December 31, 2010 at 9:32 PM

Here comes da trolls! Troll call, Palin, Palin, Palin.
Let me get this out of the way, she’s an unelectable hillbilly, with too many negatives, who can’t win, hasn’t read anything, done anything, is too divisive, dumb, talks funny, is a girl and has too many kids and no abortions!

there does that about cover it now the trolls can go over to Koos or somewhere and hang.

dhunter on December 31, 2010 at 9:33 PM

Here we go again about Palin being ‘qualified”. She’s a hell of a lot more qualified than the Bozo in the White House! He isn’t qualified to wash my dog!

GFW on December 31, 2010 at 9:34 PM

To all at HA …

☆。★。☆。★
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Happy New Year!
★。/|\。★
。☆。 。☆。
  ☆。 ★。 ☆

TXUS on December 31, 2010 at 9:34 PM

“As Victor Volsky writes in American Thinker, ‘in the eyes of the political/cultural aristocracy, [Palin] is the embodiment of its worst nightmare: the revolt of the masses against their masters.’

Yes. I finally started America By Heart over my Christmas break. In chapter one, Palin quotes from “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.” It brought a smile to my face and epitomizes what I really like about her (and many others): she isn’t afraid of the elites or the old guard–D or R. That’s what terrifies them. That’s a good thing.

conservative pilgrim on December 31, 2010 at 9:35 PM

When you upset the apple cart you are bound to draw attention from a lot of foklks who had a vested interest in that same apple cart.

I have to wonder if the loud verbiage and diatribes against Palin are not because she is a threat to the people but a stronger a threat to the decades-long status quo.

If she were a real nobody, if she really could not be pivotal in American politics, would the MSM and the loud voices of both parties be so shrill?

You really think the Dems are concerned about Palin “tearing apart” the GOP? The MSM? Kastie Couric?

They all fear her.

They should.

coldwarrior on December 31, 2010 at 9:36 PM

Since finding Charlie Boy worked for Carter I can’t take him seriously. Anyone who hitched their flag to that wagon went over the cliff.

darwin-t on December 31, 2010 at 9:36 PM

Palin has no shot… period…

She royally screwed up with Christine O’Donnell… among many things.

ninjapirate on December 31, 2010 at 9:36 PM

TXUS on December 31, 2010 at 9:34 PM

That was awesome!

Happy New Year everyone! May 2011 be your best year yet!

conservative pilgrim on December 31, 2010 at 9:37 PM

No person becomes president knowing fully what the position requires. When new circumstances arise, they have to look to their core beliefs, their judgement and the staff they have selected to assist. Now, with that in mind, do you really think Palin would do anywhere near as poorly as 0?

Oleta on December 31, 2010 at 9:38 PM

conservative pilgrim on December 31, 2010 at 9:35 PM

I received “America by Heart” for Christmas. As soon as I finish the Coonts novel I’m reading that book is next.

predator on December 31, 2010 at 9:40 PM

She fired the Governors chef, sold the jet, negotiated contracts with big oil to the benefit of her citizens, she banned lobbyists and that alone strikes the fear of god into the status quo DC insiders.
Sarah Is EXACTLY what this country needs.
We need to end job killing regulation and green enviro policies.
We must drill here drill now and create a prosperous America supplying her own needs for energy and industry.

dhunter on December 31, 2010 at 9:45 PM

I have my “America by Heart” book AND CD audio set here on my Holiday cruise ship. Reading the book while I relax and will listen to the CDs while I drive 2 days back to my home state next weekend. I am so excited about Palin’s future contributions to our country.

Meanwhile, happy 1-1-11 to everyone.

karenhasfreedom on December 31, 2010 at 9:46 PM

The Cars – Good Times Roll
***************************

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QeJDiDvTEE&feature=related

canopfor on December 31, 2010 at 9:46 PM

But is Palin electable?

She is ineluctable I tell you. Totally ineluctable.

Geochelone on December 31, 2010 at 9:46 PM

The SaraCudian Forces are gathering,the
Cuda Revolution Cometh………

……I do Hope!

canopfor on December 31, 2010 at 9:49 PM

Happy New Year AllahPundit!

Mahalo Nui Loa!

Kini on December 31, 2010 at 9:50 PM

But is Palin electable?
She is ineluctable I tell you. Totally ineluctable.

Geochelone on December 31, 2010 at 9:46 PM

Geochelone:Lol,InALucktaBull:)

canopfor on December 31, 2010 at 9:51 PM

Kini on December 31, 2010 at 9:50 PM

Geochelone on December 31, 2010 at 9:46 PM
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Happy New Year you guys,try not to get 3 Sheets
into the Wind,haha!:)

canopfor on December 31, 2010 at 9:53 PM

The SaraCudian Forces are gathering,the
Cuda Revolution Cometh………

……I do Hope!

canopfor on December 31, 2010 at 9:49 PM

The CudaPhobes will be totally assimilated after being pulverized into a pleasantly digestible high fiber pulp.

Resistance is futile.

Geochelone on December 31, 2010 at 9:53 PM

I’m not for Palin but this half-term governor business has to be put in perspective. Obama was less than a half-tern senator when he was elected and a one-third term senator when he started to run.

That being said, I don’t think Palin could win against Obama. If he screws up so badly that he could lose to her, the dems would run somebody else.

hepcat on December 31, 2010 at 9:54 PM

Happy New Year to all the Hot Air Heads. (Yeah, I’m one too.)

I’ve got shrimp. I’ve got Rotisserie chicken. I’ve got booze.

I’ve got Happy New Year!

predator on December 31, 2010 at 9:57 PM

If she runs, she wins.

Happy New Year, everybody!

OhioCoastie on December 31, 2010 at 9:57 PM

She is ineluctable I tell you. Totally ineluctable.

Geochelone on December 31, 2010 at 9:46 PM

Ha! Ya made me look! All I know is that whomever the ultimate nominee may be, I will do everything I can to see them elected POTUS. (Well, unless it’s Huckabee. Or Romney.)

cynccook on December 31, 2010 at 9:59 PM

We can only hope for change

Grunt on December 31, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Here whiners whiners whiners, I know you are out there.
Let the battle begin. :)

djohn669 on December 31, 2010 at 10:01 PM

Kini on December 31, 2010 at 9:50 PM

Geochelone on December 31, 2010 at 9:46 PM
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Happy New Year you guys,try not to get 3 Sheets
into the Wind,haha!:)

canopfor on December 31, 2010 at 9:53 PM

I am sailing into a strong head wind and the waves are crashing over the bow. All my sheets are thrashed into oblivion.

So I am going below deck to have a few pints of frothy Guinness baby. That will settle the storm and set my inner fires ablaze. Come and join me. We will revel in tales of future glory as we take our country back in 2011 and beyond.

Geochelone on December 31, 2010 at 10:02 PM

The FNC New Year’s show is on. Sheesh. Megan Kelly is even hawt when she’s all bundled up.

predator on December 31, 2010 at 10:02 PM

2011: Year of the Palin

Hopefully this year will go by fast.

JFS61 on December 31, 2010 at 10:02 PM

hepcat, the Dems are not going to through Obummer overboard in 2012. They can’t afford to alienate their 12% guaranteed base vote of our population, the black community. THey also ran Jimmy Carter for a 2nd term after he was an abysmal failure.

Obama has nowhere to go, no recovery in 2 years leading up to the election, and will mess up the foreign policy crisis points, guaranteed. This guy is an inexperienced empty suit and has been exposed as a puppet president to the far left progressive moneyed interests.

Regular folks in America are in full revolt and the revolt will be another tsunami in 2012.

karenhasfreedom on December 31, 2010 at 10:05 PM

canopfor on December 31, 2010 at 9:53 PM

Happy New Year to you also my friend.

We’re only one sheet to the wind, and have two more waiting!

Kini on December 31, 2010 at 10:05 PM

Happy new year folks. Palin is truly a populist in the age-old tradition of having to grow her base.

Now, the question is? Was all this talk just that? If so, she’s going to be last year’s chow mein.

If not, she’ll catch fire.

It’s the ideas. Are people serious? Are they simply ticked off, but they’d go back to the old ways if the economy picks up.

That’s the question. She is who she is.

AnninCA on December 31, 2010 at 10:06 PM

2011: Year of the Palin

2012 – THE ELECTION OF PRESIDENT PALIN

Kini on December 31, 2010 at 10:06 PM

ack, meant to type “THROW” obummer overboard. Not using preview at 40 cents a minute on the cruise ship for internet access!! my bad :)

karenhasfreedom on December 31, 2010 at 10:07 PM

Happy New Year to all at Hot Air!..:)

Dire Straits on December 31, 2010 at 10:09 PM

She is living in their heads..Rent Free!..:)

Dire Straits on December 31, 2010 at 10:09 PM

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION FOR 2011 FOR EVERYONE: stop listening to liberal pundits pontificating on conservative and Republican politics.

Robert_Paulson on December 31, 2010 at 9:18 PM

+ The National Debt, Cubed

Kini on December 31, 2010 at 10:10 PM

In short, even teaparty protestors can be alot like the liberals……..all talk.

AnninCA on December 31, 2010 at 10:11 PM

She is living in their heads..Rent Free!..:)

Dire Straits on December 31, 2010 at 10:09 PM

So? I’m not sure that’s particularly fruitful for the rest of us.

AnninCA on December 31, 2010 at 10:12 PM

Run – Sarah – Run !!
Happy New Year AP:)

mnmom on December 31, 2010 at 10:13 PM

She won’t run and if she does we will have to stop her…

This is about defeating Obama in 2012 nothing else…. nothing personal…

Numbers don’t lie…. You can’t make 2 + 2 = 5….

TimeTraveler on December 31, 2010 at 10:13 PM

Dire Straits on December 31, 2010 at 10:09 PM

Is she living in yours rent free, I bet she is. :) Oh Happy New Year.

djohn669 on December 31, 2010 at 10:13 PM

She is living in their heads..Rent Free!..:)

Dire Straits on December 31, 2010 at 10:09 PM

Yes, she is the tenant now, living rent free in their heads. But next year she will become Landlord and makin them all pay with their own blood.

Geochelone on December 31, 2010 at 10:14 PM

So? I’m not sure that’s particularly fruitful for the rest of us.

AnninCA on December 31, 2010 at 10:12 PM

It’s not!..I just thought I would go ahead and get it out of the way before someone else does!..:)

Dire Straits on December 31, 2010 at 10:14 PM

That’s it in a nutshell. They’re terrified of her because she is us.

SouthernGent on December 31, 2010 at 9:14 PM

Beat me to it. Best quote of the year.

John the Libertarian on December 31, 2010 at 10:14 PM

The problem Palin faces is not just the elites. Krauthammer is not a liberal, he is just not the kind of person who says what people want to hear. He is just saying what a lot of people are saying, Palin can not win. I suppose time will tell, but I think her negatives are too high.

Terrye on December 31, 2010 at 10:14 PM

Ann, for the first time in recent history, regular folks are beginning to understand that this huge debt that has been piling up is a real crisis. Facts are facts. We went from 9 trillion in debt prior to pelosi’s 4 years to 14 trillion in debt during her 2 congressional terms in charge of the purse strings.

Obummer tripling Bush’s deficit for his first 2 years in office, including allowing congress to NOT produce a budget this past year will end up crippling his credibility with “the folks”.

I truly don’t think the Dems understand what is going on with the “unwashed masses”. I include the ruling elite RINOS in with this statement, they too, just do not comprehend the sheer anger out here that our country is slipping away.

I believe we can right the course. We have to seriously tackle entitlements, and if that means pushing back medicare from 65 to 70, so be it. If that means pushing back social security full retirement from 67 (my birth year) to 70 or longer, so be it.

Next up, we have to seriously end the anchor baby problem. We need to fix that errant court ruling that mis-applies to the post civil war amendments to the constitution and not recognize babies born to illegal aliens on our soil as US citizens. We can’t afford it as a society.

We need the R’s in congress to grow their spine and seriously right this ship. We also have to stop listening to RINOs like kraut boy. I used to like him, but his blindness about Palin is crippling his reasoning ability.

karenhasfreedom on December 31, 2010 at 10:15 PM

Is she living in yours rent free, I bet she is. :) Oh Happy New Year.

djohn669 on December 31, 2010 at 10:13 PM

No she is not living in mine..Just getting the party started..:)

PS..Happy New Year to you..:)

Dire Straits on December 31, 2010 at 10:16 PM

To those of you who insist on pointing to poll numbers regarding Palin, I will remind you that Reagan was polling pretty poorly this far out from 1980, IIRC.

predator on December 31, 2010 at 10:16 PM

Terrye on December 31, 2010 at 10:14 PM
Well if she so negative, she won’t win the primary then. No worries for you.

djohn669 on December 31, 2010 at 10:16 PM

It’s not!..I just thought I would go ahead and get it out of the way before someone else does!..:)

Dire Straits on December 31, 2010 at 10:14 PM

*chuckle*

OK

AnninCA on December 31, 2010 at 10:16 PM

John the Libertarian on December 31, 2010 at 10:14 PM

Got a big party for tonight?..:)

Dire Straits on December 31, 2010 at 10:17 PM

Ann, for the first time in recent history, regular folks are beginning to understand that this huge debt that has been piling up is a real crisis. Facts are facts. We went from 9 trillion in debt prior to pelosi’s 4 years to 14 trillion in debt during her 2 congressional terms in charge of the purse strings.

The US has been on a huge spending spree. No question. However, you don’t turn down the thermostat on the US spending like you do a personal checking account.

I like the conservatives who get that. I actually think Palin gets that.

But, I must admit, I’m disappointed by her hard-edged path. She didn’t govern that way. I think she’s actually better than how she’s campaigning.

AnninCA on December 31, 2010 at 10:19 PM

Got a big party for tonight?..:)

Dire Straits on December 31, 2010 at 10:17 PM

No place I’d rather be: with my daughter. You?

John the Libertarian on December 31, 2010 at 10:19 PM

“As Victor Volsky writes in American Thinker, ‘in the eyes of the political/cultural aristocracy, [Palin] is the embodiment of its worst nightmare: the revolt of the masses against their masters.’
That’s it in a nutshell. They’re terrified of her because she is us.

Great way to end the year, Allahpundit!

Happy new year to everyone! Be safe!

SouthernGent on December 31, 2010 at 9:14 PM

I’m beginning to believe this is the truth. It should be a wild couple of years comming up.

whbates on December 31, 2010 at 10:19 PM

The problem with Palin is a lot of people dislike her personality — her manner.

Paul-Cincy on December 31, 2010 at 10:20 PM

I don’t know why anybody worries about qualified anything after they elected OBAMA.

Alana on December 31, 2010 at 10:20 PM

What bugs me? Everyone is all excited because people overspent at Christmas in retail.

I’m not. I’ve been watching this consumerism creep up since the 70′s. It really got crazy in the 90′s.

This is not sustainable, in my opinion.

AnninCA on December 31, 2010 at 10:20 PM

karenhasfreedom on December 31, 2010 at 10:15 PM

I raise my glass to you and your powers of observation and analysis. My brain has atrophied long ago, and my powers of thoughful expression have dimmed to a mere glow; so I take your sentiments exactly as my own, as if I had thought them myself alone. Well said.

Geochelone on December 31, 2010 at 10:21 PM

The problem with Palin is a lot of people dislike her personality — her manner.

Paul-Cincy on December 31, 2010 at 10:20 PM

The young folks do, at least. Her negatives are horrific at the progressive blogs, anyway.

I don’t get it, personally. I think she’s a complete kick.

AnninCA on December 31, 2010 at 10:22 PM

Same things said about Reagan as are being said about Palin.

Kermit on December 31, 2010 at 10:23 PM

I don’t know why anybody worries about qualified anything after they elected OBAMA.

Alana on December 31, 2010 at 10:20 PM

Actually, I knew that would be her biggest problem way back in the election.

People don’t make the same mistake twice in a row.

AnninCA on December 31, 2010 at 10:23 PM

The Palin election theme song

Barracuda

ny59giants on December 31, 2010 at 10:24 PM

Palin has no shot… period…

She royally screwed up with Christine O’Donnell… among many things.

ninjapirate on December 31, 2010 at 9:36 PM

LMFAO….As the year draws to a close this is the best you have to offer?
Seriously?

If so….game over.
Hello Madame President!

P. Monk on December 31, 2010 at 10:24 PM

No place I’d rather be: with my daughter. You?

John the Libertarian on December 31, 2010 at 10:19 PM

That is great that you get to be with you daughter on New Year’s Eve..:)

As for me..I’m sitting at home with the wife worrying about our 17+ year old teenagers and what they are doing and hoping they are not like their mother/father on New Year’s Eve..:)

Dire Straits on December 31, 2010 at 10:24 PM

Same things said about Reagan as are being said about Palin.

Kermit on December 31, 2010 at 10:23 PM

That argument leaves me out, anyway. I never got the Reagan obsession.

Anyway, I won’t post what I really think. It’s rude on a conservative blog site.

But that’s not exactly a great selling point.

AnninCA on December 31, 2010 at 10:24 PM

We need the R’s in congress to grow their spine and seriously right this ship. We also have to stop listening to RINOs like kraut boy. I used to like him, but his blindness about Palin is crippling his reasoning ability.

karenhasfreedom on December 31, 2010 at 10:15 PM

Didn’t you get the memo? All spending will now have to pass through Ryan’s knife. Defunding will be lots of fun!

Kermit on December 31, 2010 at 10:25 PM

Oh please, just because Palin didn’t pull out a win 100%, her efforts in the midterms still way overwhelms other GOP candidates.

boy, do they look wussy by comparison.

AnninCA on December 31, 2010 at 10:26 PM

Dire Straits on December 31, 2010 at 10:24 PM

when we were their age..:)

PS..should have added that..:)

Dire Straits on December 31, 2010 at 10:26 PM

We will revel in tales of future glory as we take our country back in 2011 and beyond.

Geochelone on December 31, 2010 at 10:02 PM

Geochelone:LOl,well,I’ve got my first sons daughter(age 10),
my second sons crum cruncher(grandson age 1),and
the wife and I are perparing Kobasa and cheese,
and are going to have a baby-a-sitting a New Yea
r!

And,speaking of keeping the bow into da wind,
hehe!:)
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US navy VS lighthouse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5onkl2EHV4

canopfor on December 31, 2010 at 10:26 PM

Happy New Year Dire’!

annoyinglittletwerp on December 31, 2010 at 10:27 PM

Dire Straits on December 31, 2010 at 10:24 PM

Quit drinking long ago, so I sit home with my 7 yr old son and shoot fireworks off. :)

djohn669 on December 31, 2010 at 10:27 PM

I think that the GOP has a couple of really huge issues. You can’t really get slim on the government spending without addressing the war.

Woops.

AnninCA on December 31, 2010 at 10:27 PM

Thanks Geo, and to reply to Anne’s reply (Anne, I do appreciate your contributions here in HotAir, you make us think and defend our beliefs), Obummer seriously ramped up the spending to an astonishing level over the past 2 fiscal years. Just getting the spending back to Bush’s last year would be in improvement for the remainder of this fiscal year and dialing back to pre-pelosi for the 2012 FY would be helpful. Congress has spent SO MUCH MONEY in the past 2 years that even the bureacrats don’t even know where it all went, they just kep shoveling it as lefty special interests without a care about results. Shameful.

This Ryan critter in Congress better be serious about cutting back obsolete and ineffective programs and agencies. It is a target rich environment.

AND we have to refuse to bail out the states that are awash in red ink, all self inflicted problems. Let them all declare bankruptcy, shed most of their workforces, break their union pensions, and dial back the salaries to match the private sector. This alone will have affects on the elections because we will no longer have government worker unions meddling in the elections that keep these blue state power bastions in office. That affect alone was the difference between the 9% flip from the polling to the election results in the NV elections. I still can’t believe we are stuck with Reid.

karenhasfreedom on December 31, 2010 at 10:28 PM

Dire Straits on December 31, 2010 at 10:24 PM

That worry is about 12 years away for me — am not looking forward to it! — but figure I’ll just be their limo service home whenever they call.

John the Libertarian on December 31, 2010 at 10:28 PM

Quit drinking long ago, so I sit home with my 7 yr old son and shoot fireworks off. :)

djohn669 on December 31, 2010 at 10:27 PM

Good deal!..That is also good that you live in a place you can shoot fireworks..:)

Dire Straits on December 31, 2010 at 10:29 PM

Palin has endured the onslaught of a million arrows inbound from all directions, while sustaining only minor abrasions. They have missed their intended target. Try in vane you will, and make a mockery of all that is honest and good. Too late.

She has a grown a body armor with a TEFLON skin. Nothing will stick.

Now what president, in our collective memories, have such comparisons been made? Who was the Teflon President? Anyone?

I give you Ronald Reagan in the flesh.

Geochelone on December 31, 2010 at 10:29 PM

Happy New Year Dire’!

annoyinglittletwerp on December 31, 2010 at 10:27 PM

Happy New Year to you alt..:)

Dire Straits on December 31, 2010 at 10:29 PM

John the Libertarian on December 31, 2010 at 10:28 PM

LOL!..:)

Dire Straits on December 31, 2010 at 10:30 PM

US navy VS lighthouse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5onkl2EHV4

canopfor on December 31, 2010 at 10:26 PM

I KNEW it. LoL
My former Marine husband might say that that’s par the course for the USN. *smirk*

Have a Happy New Year canopfor!

annoyinglittletwerp on December 31, 2010 at 10:30 PM

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