Quotes of the day

posted at 9:00 pm on January 15, 2011 by Allahpundit

“3. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman was one of the first prominent pundits to jump on the blame-Palin bandwagon. ‘We don’t have proof yet that this was political, but the odds are that it was,’ blogged Krugman the afternoon of the shooting. ‘[Giffords has] been the target of violence before. And for those wondering why a Blue Dog Democrat, the kind Republicans might be able to work with, might be a target, the answer is that she’s a Democrat who survived what was otherwise a GOP sweep in Arizona, precisely because the Republicans nominated a Tea Party activist. (Her father says that ‘the whole Tea Party’ was her enemy.) And yes, she was on Sarah Palin’s infamous ‘crosshairs’ list.’

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“So, what about political rhetoric? If Loughner had developed a psychotic condition, such rhetoric might have sounded more extreme to him than it really was, according to Jeffrey Swanson, a psychiatry professor at Duke University School of Medicine. ‘Take something you or I might find mildly threatening. For the person with impaired perception of reality, that can get exaggerated to the point of being incredibly threatening.’

“We also know that delusional patients in different cultures have different kinds of misperceptions of the world. One study, by the Tokyo Metropolitan College of Allied Medical Sciences, compared schizophrenic delusions among patients in Tokyo and Vienna and found that European patients tended toward fantasies about poisoning and odd religious ideas, while the Japanese had delusions that they were being ‘slandered,’ which the authors surmise ‘may derive from the group-oriented self in Japanese ‘shame culture.” Such studies suggest that the broader culture — which would include the political climate — could affect the content of a psychotic person’s delusions, including what or whom the person perceives as threats.

“But those who say right-wing rhetoric was the one factor tipping Loughner misunderstand the complex nature of psychosis. ‘No single variable explains violence in schizophrenia,’ write Swanson and eight colleagues in a 2006 paper published in the Archives of General Psychiatry. ‘Rather, violent behavior occurs within a social-ecological system involving a ‘whole person’ with a particular life history and state of health.’ In short, saying Sarah Palin or Glenn Beck caused Loughner’s actions is, to put it charitably, completely idiotic.”

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“A new national study among 1,437 self-reported Democrats, Republicans and Independents revealed that Americans indicated that Sarah Palin was more sincere and believable after viewing her speech in response to the shootings in Tucson…

“Respondents were asked to rate Sarah Palin on a scale from 1-7 regarding likeability, believability and sincerity, with 1 representing “not at all strong in this attribute” and 7 representing “extremely strong in this attribute.”

“With the exception of likeability among Democrats, Palin’s attribute ratings increased among all parties after viewing her speech. The most notable increase was her sincerity ratings, which increased from 2.62 to 2.69 among Democrats, from 5.25 to 5.45 among Republicans and from 3.68 to 3.85 among Independents.”

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“Beck visited O’Reilly for his weekly segment to talk gender bias in the political sphere, and whether Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann were subject to more vicious attacks. O’Reilly didn’t buy this argument, asking Beck if it were possible for the vitriol against him to be worse than it is now. Beck seemed to agree, modestly, that he was one of the more hated figures in political media, and gave up data on why: ‘I have 15 operating threats on me at any given time.’ Despite the violent threats, however, Beck continued to argue that ‘Americans are fair and decent, and they’re not looking for revenge or anything else,’ and encouraged public and private figures alike to take his new pledge to ‘renounce violence regardless of ideology,’ something he perceived as essential for the strength of the nation, especially in light of the recent violence.”

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“Toward the end of the town hall meeting Saturday morning, one of the shooting victims, J. Eric Fuller, took exception to comments by two of the speakers: Ariz. state Rep. Terri Proud, a Dist. 26 Republican, and Tucson Tea Party spokesman Trent Humphries.

“According to sheriff’s deputies at the scene, Fuller took a photo of Humphries and said, ‘You’re Dead.’

“Deputies immediately escorted Fuller from the room.

“Pima County Sheriff’s spokesman Jason Ogan said later Saturday that Fuller has been charged with threats and intimidation and he also will be charged with disorderly conduct.”

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I can barely remember Barry gave a speech, much less what he actually said.

SouthernGent on January 15, 2011 at 9:04 PM

SouthernGent on January 15, 2011 at 9:04 PM

Barry gave a speech?

jimmy2shoes on January 15, 2011 at 9:06 PM

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Well, I think the President actually put an end to that malicious and scurrilous innuendo that was started in the mainstream press,

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2011/01/15/shields-asks-krauthammer-did-palin-unintentionally-make-story-about-h#ixzz1B9z4Pdtg

He’s drunk?

the_nile on January 15, 2011 at 9:07 PM

I can barely remember Barry gave a speech, much less what he actually said.

SouthernGent on January 15, 2011 at 9:04 PM

same here but I remember that the media blood libeled Palin .

unseen on January 15, 2011 at 9:10 PM

This is the Krauthammer I know and respect. Sarah is owed an apology, as I’ve posted several times this week. Those who attacked her for her justifiable use of the term blood libel are indecent morons.

Basilsbest on January 15, 2011 at 9:10 PM

I can barely remember Barry gave a speech, much less what he actually said.

SouthernGent on January 15, 2011 at 9:04 PM

He did!?

OldEnglish on January 15, 2011 at 9:11 PM

As Beck says, he does the kind of show he does because he believes America needs to wake up to what’s going on, and connect the dots. He may connect a few more dots than necessary, but he’s on the right track, I think. The price for him is, he and his family always need security, and sometimes he needs to wear a Kevlar vest. He could be doing a morning drive comedy show, like he’s done before, and never need a bodyguard, but he chooses to take the risk. I admire him for that.

RBMN on January 15, 2011 at 9:12 PM

jimmy2shoes on January 15, 2011 at 9:06 PM

Sorry, I’m way too slow.

OldEnglish on January 15, 2011 at 9:12 PM

Barry gave a speech?

jimmy2shoes on January 15, 2011 at 9:06 PM

I think it’s on his daily “to do” list. We have a stnading rule in the house to hit “mute” when we see him on the screen. Lately I’ve just been turning the volume all the way down and leaving it.

TugboatPhil on January 15, 2011 at 9:12 PM

I guess Dr. K. wants Rush to name that baby girl after him afterall!

ctmom on January 15, 2011 at 9:12 PM

Nina Totenberg, et al on the left, are digging in. “So we can’t even have a two-minute conversation here without a little bit of finger-pointing”, she said, when Charles discussed the political implications of the shooting, which were nothing else but smears on the left towards the right, smears of hate and inciting to mass murder, a blood libel. And the left smirk and talk of finger-pointing.

Paul-Cincy on January 15, 2011 at 9:12 PM

krugman and the rest of the blm won’t say diddily squat about an apology….they continued to blame even after dear leader’s speech…

cmsinaz on January 15, 2011 at 9:13 PM

So PBHO’s latest speech wasn’t as memorable as the Gettysburg Address? Yet another letdown.

Bishop on January 15, 2011 at 9:13 PM

well well well know the GOP establishement is singing Palin’s tune? amazing what a couple polls do to change their opinion. Do these people have any core convictions?

unseen on January 15, 2011 at 9:14 PM

It used to be Bush’s fault, now it’s Palin and/or Beck’s fault. Interesting.

ladyingray on January 15, 2011 at 9:14 PM

I can barely remember Barry gave a speech, much less what he actually said.

SouthernGent on January 15, 2011 at 9:04 PM

This pretty much sums up all of Obama’s epically memorable speeches.

lorien1973 on January 15, 2011 at 9:16 PM

Do people really take Nina Totenberg seriously?

ctmom on January 15, 2011 at 9:16 PM

Barry gave a speech?

jimmy2shoes on January 15, 2011 at 9:06 PM

I think that’s what it was. Something about a givin’ thanks to the slithering creatures and winged creatures.
I don’t know for sure as I was stuck trying to get my free T-shirt on.

Electrongod on January 15, 2011 at 9:17 PM

Nina Totenberg, et al on the left, are digging in. “So we can’t even have a two-minute conversation here without a little bit of finger-pointing”,
Paul-Cincy on January 15, 2011 at 9:12 PM

isn’t it a bit ironic that she would use that orwellian phrase “two minute”

Orwell talked about the two minute “hate” segment in the book 1984…..I wonder why she choose to say two-minute conversation. why pick “two-minute”

hmm the left revels themselves yet again

unseen on January 15, 2011 at 9:17 PM

What is Charles going to say about this next week? He owes Palin an apology after he bashed her for defending herself on Wednesday. Lead by example Chuck.

mizflame98 on January 15, 2011 at 9:17 PM

ladyingray on January 15, 2011 at 9:14 PM

don’t you worry, W will pop up again closer to the election…dear leader will talk about his inheritance

cmsinaz on January 15, 2011 at 9:18 PM

Krauthammer suddenly changes his tune? Is is on medication or something?

Maybe Krauthammer saw recent polling and is more windsock than theologian.

portlandon on January 15, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Do people really take Nina Totenberg seriously?

ctmom on January 15, 2011 at 9:16 PM

Those who pay her to spread propaganda.

the_nile on January 15, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Welcome back, Dr. K.
.
You know, when you watch how Charles K. and most of the conservative media acted this week — with embarrassment for Palin’s 8-minute video, with applause for Obama’s 35-minute speech — you get a feel from out here in the hinterlands just how powerful the Left’s aura is in the New York-Washington beltway. Almost every single conservative reacted to Obama’s teeny, tiny morsel of decency in his speech like Stockholm Syndrome victims.
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It is interesting that reports are now coming out that independently polled people reacted favorably to Palin’s articulate and entirely necessary self-defense. Likewise, I suspect the reverse effect is already happening with Obama’s supposedly wonderful speech. Besides the cringe-inducing “skipping in heaven” ending and the overdone “Gabby opened her eyes!”, what can one remember?
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My wife has a theory that you should listen to the pundits immediately following any big speech or debate and come away assured that the exact opposite of whatever their reaction is true.

MaxMBJ on January 15, 2011 at 9:20 PM

We need the Sarah Palin’s of the world now more than ever:

Global freedom declined for a fifth straight year in 2010 as authoritarian regimes dug in worldwide and crime and unrest plagued democracies like Mexico, a US watchdog said Thursday.
In “Freedom in the World 2011″ the Washington-based Freedom House said it had documented the longest continuous period of decline since it began compiling the annual index nearly 40 years ago.

“A total of 25 countries showed significant declines in 2010, more than double the 11 countries exhibiting noteworthy gains,” the group said.

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.b7ab9f89dccc945f6545ca445a6fac5a.4a1&show_article=1

this also explains the left’s hatred of Palin’s she threatens to rollback the gains made by these bullies.

unseen on January 15, 2011 at 9:20 PM

I can barely remember Barry gave a speech, much less what he actually said.

SouthernGent on January 15, 2011 at 9:04 PM

SG, read this carefully. It wasn’t a speech, it was a shameful revival. A nation is fooled to her peril. She deserves him fully.

“In an electrifying moment, the president revealed that Giffords, who … was shot point-blank in the head, opened her eyes for the first time shortly after his hospital visit[.]” Obama’s comment was obliquely suggestive of Jesus saying, “Talitha koum!” (That means, “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”)

Like a faith healer working the crowd with stirring images, Obama painted a picture of his presence in a room stimulating a response from a woman in a coma. The crowd and the nation was so taken by the whole affair that in one sentence, Obama went up in the polls, sent tingles up the leg of pundits on both the right and the left, probably settled the Arizona lawsuit, and quelled any further opposition to health care reform.

Nevertheless, as a person who prides herself on recognizing the genuine from the counterfeit, it appeared to me as if Vicar of Veracity Barack Obama, in Christina’s stead, was attempting to “jump in rain puddles” by quoting from Job. Unknowingly, Obama revealed the underlying spirit of the service with words from Job 30:26 that, when spoken in context, say, “Yet when I hoped for good, evil came; when I looked for light, then came darkness.”

Fool me once…fool me twice, shame on me. America deserves to be completely ruined by Obama.

Schadenfreude on January 15, 2011 at 9:22 PM

No one, unwilling to fight for their rightful place in society especially after being attacked can expect to be successful, its not tolerable within the American culture.

“Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can be aroused by two things: first, an idea which takes the imagination by storm; and second, a definite, intelligible plan for carrying that idea into action.” —Arnold Toynbee

Speakup on January 15, 2011 at 9:23 PM

Fool me once…fool me twice, shame on me. America deserves to be completely ruined by Obama.

Schadenfreude on January 15, 2011 at 9:22 PM

Obama is the pied piper for the GOP establishment….

unseen on January 15, 2011 at 9:23 PM

(Her father says that ‘the whole Tea Party’ was her enemy.) And yes, she was on Sarah Palin’s infamous ‘crosshairs’ list.’

i wonder if her father still thinks this way…is this what he is going to tell his daughter? during her first interview, will the msm bring up sarah and the tp to her?

cmsinaz on January 15, 2011 at 9:24 PM

Krauthammer sets the story straight for the five or six people that actually watch that show…

… but what I can not forgive him for is his praising of Obowma during his pep rally, when it is so apparent what it actually was.

It was the beginning of his 2012 Presidential campaign, and he has no problem using the corps (sic) of a nine year old girl to help in that endeavor…!

… I wonder if he sent the family a T-Shirt?

Seven Percent Solution on January 15, 2011 at 9:25 PM

My, the libs at this site have gotten awfully quiet. Weird.

ddrintn on January 15, 2011 at 9:25 PM

Seven Percent Solution on January 15, 2011 at 9:25 PM

+1

cmsinaz on January 15, 2011 at 9:26 PM

You know the more I think about it the more convinced I am that this blood libel of the left/media will be their WATERLOO if we hold them accountable.

unseen on January 15, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Barry, Dupnik, and the rest of the Leftists in the media really wanted to insinuate that the “cause” of the rancor and “climate of hate” is rooted in the AZ law re illegals. That is why the invocation was led by a Mexican Indian and why Holder and Napolitano were on the dais for the memorial.

Of course, nothing about Loughner’s “motivating” grievances had anything to do with the AZ law. Loughner zeroed in (pardon my pun) on Giffords because he perceived that she disrespected him. In his paranoid/schizophrenic logic he intended to create mayhem, to shout out to the world, “Hey, look at me. I am superior in my understanding.” I think that he intended to go out him a blaze of glory a la suicide by cop, so that he would be remembered.

It is the Left and their media enablers who insist on the political aspect of Loughner’s and now Fuller’s behavior. Both are twisted in their own ways.

Take a look at this: http://www.dakotavoice.com/2011/01/j-eric-fullers-profile-a-few-answers-and-many-questions/

onlineanalyst on January 15, 2011 at 9:27 PM

funny they keep using allegedly with this fuller guy, but went straight with guilty until proven innocent with sarah and the TP….

cmsinaz on January 15, 2011 at 9:29 PM

You know the more I think about it the more convinced I am that this blood libel of the left/media will be their WATERLOO if we hold them accountable.

unseen on January 15, 2011 at 9:27 PM

That’s why the establishment GOP cowers.

the_nile on January 15, 2011 at 9:29 PM

And BTW those “memorial” tee shirts are the handiwork of OFA–Organizing for America. Barry is a fraud of the first order.

onlineanalyst on January 15, 2011 at 9:29 PM

Here’s a chilling thought though. Imagine what will happen if and when (God forbid) some psycho who’s a self-described tea partier and Palin fan goes off the deep end and does something similarly horrible.

ddrintn on January 15, 2011 at 9:29 PM

“People are far too eager to blame problems of the world on those who don’t think like we do.“

This is the one quote that I remember from Barry the Fool.

There should be more than an apology from Krudman, AssPress, and all the rest of the Liberal Progressive Democrats that choose to fan the flames of hatred.

They should be publicly admonished, even charged with the crime of libel.

Kini on January 15, 2011 at 9:29 PM

Stole this from comments over at Newsbusters, but I like it.

Together we THRIVE…

Turn
Harmless
Republicans
Into
Violent
Extremists

Together, indeed.

miConsevative on January 15, 2011 at 9:29 PM

hardest hit republican from this sad state of affairs?

Gov chrisite. he choose the wrong moment to attack Gov Palin’s CHARACTER showing to one and all that Gov chrisite has the worse politcal instincts of the entire GOP field. At least T-Paw was “aware enough politcally” to do damage control after his remarks. Mitt was also aware enough not to pile on and he did what he does best stayed under his desk. Chrisite? not so much. Maybe Gov chrisite can get a show on MSNBC when his term is up…

unseen on January 15, 2011 at 9:30 PM

onlineanalyst on January 15, 2011 at 9:27 PM

he is one odd duck

cmsinaz on January 15, 2011 at 9:30 PM

They should be publicly admonished, even charged with the crime of libel.

Kini on January 15, 2011 at 9:29 PM

who will do it?

cmsinaz on January 15, 2011 at 9:31 PM

You know the more I think about it the more convinced I am that this blood libel of the left/media will be their WATERLOO if we hold them accountable.

unseen on January 15, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Which makes it all the more frustrating that none of the Cocktail Party GOP actually will hold them accountable.

miConsevative on January 15, 2011 at 9:32 PM

Schadenfreude on January 15, 2011 at 9:22 PM

Thanks for linking this AT piece. I read it earlier this morning and promptly sent it off to my email list.

onlineanalyst on January 15, 2011 at 9:32 PM

Notice that Krauthammer is now saying… “This is a speech that should never have had to be made.”

This is a departure from what he said earlier this week, when he said that Palin’s speech was unnecessary and late, I believe.

At least now he recognizes that it was necessary, even if he won’t give her her due for what she said and how she said it…which I felt was perfectly appropriate in tone, delivery and content. It was Presidential…and it showed me that even when being slandered…even when attacked…even during a crisis… her instincts are completely solid.

I trust her because I felt her sincerity and earnestness. In Obama… I believe he believed in that speech as much as he believed in the Red state/Blue state speech. Which is…not a wit.

But then…that’s what con men do… say or do whatever needs to be said or done so they can get whatever they’re after.

powerpro on January 15, 2011 at 9:32 PM

Which makes it all the more frustrating that none of the Cocktail Party GOP actually will hold them accountable.

miConsevative on January 15, 2011 at 9:32 PM

indeed…pathetic

cmsinaz on January 15, 2011 at 9:33 PM

That’s why the establishment GOP cowers.

the_nile on January 15, 2011 at 9:29 PM

no they cowered because they wanted the elft/media to do their job for them and take down Gov Palin. now with polls showing that the public is rejecting the left’s narrative now they are trying to stand up and pretend like they weren’t in hiding for the last week. I expect more GOPers to start saying what CK was forced to say tonight….

Lot’s of egg on a lot of GOp establishment figures.

My biggest disappointment was for those that Palin went to bat for in 2010 not rising to her defense. the nikki Haley’s of the world better find a cmaera soon and show their defense for this woman or they will lose much respect and support….

unseen on January 15, 2011 at 9:35 PM

Krauthammer worked for Carter, I question the intelligence that everyone heaps on him.

darwin-t on January 15, 2011 at 9:35 PM

Liberals blew it by demonizing Gov Palin for the actions of a mentally ill madman. They haven’t yet realized how badly the damage done to their credibility, as evidenced by their still non-stop finger pointing. Perhaps they will tone it down when People start blaming their sponsors.

TN Mom on January 15, 2011 at 9:37 PM

Which makes it all the more frustrating that none of the Cocktail Party GOP actually will hold them accountable.

miConsevative on January 15, 2011 at 9:32 PM

Leke the tea party and Palin making those cocktail party Goper’s start sprouting about small govenrment less spending, Palin leading on this issue will have them singing a different tune shortly. I don’t like CK but he does tend to keep his finger in the wind and spot the changes in the public mood earlier than other pundits….

unseen on January 15, 2011 at 9:37 PM

Take a look at this: http://www.dakotavoice.com/2011/01/j-eric-fullers-profile-a-few-answers-and-many-questions/

onlineanalyst on January 15, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Interested in social justice, feels we were all guilty for GW Bush, likes to get into people’s faces, an interest in the paranormal, govt and/or ex-govt employee. Standard liberal view. I hope he gets help for his anger.

Paul-Cincy on January 15, 2011 at 9:37 PM

Notice that Krauthammer is now saying… “This is a speech that should never have had to be made.”

powerpro on January 15, 2011 at 9:32 PM

I heard that too. He also said, paraphrasing, she was dragged into it by the accusations made by others.

Nina Tottenberg is an a$$ I might add.

Kini on January 15, 2011 at 9:37 PM

Nina Tottenberg is an a$$ I might add.
Kini on January 15, 2011 at 9:37 PM

Did Nina Totenkopf use her breathy, hushed NPR voice?

Bishop on January 15, 2011 at 9:40 PM

My biggest disappointment was for those that Palin went to bat for in 2010 not rising to her defense. the Nikki Haley’s of the world better find a camera soon and show their defense for this woman or they will lose much respect and support….

unseen on January 15, 2011 at 9:35 PM

Here, Here. And who was standing next to Jan Brewer in her press conference on immigration?

I’ll just say I know that I share my belief in conservatism with many of these politicians, but at the moment, there is really only one that I would trust to have my back come hell or high-water in a foxhole and she’s from Alaska. Would anyone make a different choice?

miConsevative on January 15, 2011 at 9:42 PM

Isn;’t it refreshing to have a strong fearless leader again on the right in Gov Palin. look at what having a leader does. Instead of hiding under her desk and allowing the media to drone on and on about how it’s the right’s fault and just taking the crap day after day after day Gov Palin being the leader she is. took them on and all of a sudden Pres Obama had to rewrite the his speech (you know he did his speech was almost point for point Palin’s speech) and you had the media toning down and now backing away. If not for Palin Pres. Obama would have given a different speech. More like Clinton’s speech blaming talkradio. The meida would be ramping up not toning down the assulat on the right.

this is what having a LEADER means.

unseen on January 15, 2011 at 9:42 PM

Barry gave a speech?

jimmy2shoes on January 15, 2011 at 9:06 PM

OK i’m in! Who’s Barry? /

Amadeus on January 15, 2011 at 9:43 PM

Together We Thrive, get the T shirt, Yeah they’re on E Bay now.

bigmike on January 15, 2011 at 9:43 PM

Has anyone else noticed that the Establishment Republican Pundits like Karl Rove, who have no problem popping up on cable TV 7 nights a week went completely MIA while the Tea Party, and Sarah Palin were being slammed by the Blood Libel Media?

I think Rove was hoping the Palin & the Tea Party would be damaged so terribly, he wouldn’t have to battle them in ’12.

Remember those who remained quiet during a time when Conservatism was under attack!

portlandon on January 15, 2011 at 9:44 PM

I think it’s been observed here by others: Obama’s speech will be forgotten (hasn’t it already?), while Palin’s will be appreciated by more and more. Substance and truth will out.

Eat and like it, Left.

rrpjr on January 15, 2011 at 9:45 PM

there is really only one that I would trust to have my back come hell or high-water in a foxhole and she’s from Alaska. Would anyone make a different choice?

miConsevative on January 15, 2011 at 9:42 PM

If the soviets invaded I would rather have Palin as a wolverine. all the other GOp “leaders” remind me of the mayor who “worked with the soviets”.

unseen on January 15, 2011 at 9:45 PM

Has anyone else noticed that the Establishment Republican Pundits like Karl Rove, who have no problem popping up on cable TV 7 nights a week went completely MIA while the Tea Party, and Sarah Palin were being slammed by the Blood Libel Media?

I think Rove was hoping the Palin & the Tea Party would be damaged so terribly, he wouldn’t have to battle them in ’12.

Remember those who remained quiet during a time when Conservatism was under attack!

portlandon on January 15, 2011 at 9:44 PM

Oh yes.

the_nile on January 15, 2011 at 9:46 PM

portlandon on January 15, 2011 at 9:44 PM

This. I will not forget.

d1carter on January 15, 2011 at 9:46 PM

rrpjr on January 15, 2011 at 9:45 PM

yepper

the pep rally overtook that speech…

backlash to continue

cmsinaz on January 15, 2011 at 9:46 PM

I think Rove was hoping the Palin & the Tea Party would be damaged so terribly, he wouldn’t have to battle them in ’12.

Remember those who remained quiet during a time when Conservatism was under attack!

portlandon on January 15, 2011 at 9:44 PM

ding ding ding….they were allowing the left/media to do their job for them. Morning idiot joe summed up the GOp establishments “wishcasting” on friday. they so wanted it to work, they thought it did work. Then the polls came out. and now its CYA for the gop establishment.

unseen on January 15, 2011 at 9:48 PM

Nina Tottenberg is an a$$ I might add.

Kini on January 15, 2011 at 9:37 PM

A$$es are indignant.

Schadenfreude on January 15, 2011 at 9:49 PM

portlandon on January 15, 2011 at 9:44 PM
This. I will not forget.

d1carter on January 15, 2011 at 9:46 PM

I called that last Sunday.

darwin-t on January 15, 2011 at 9:49 PM

Yeah, I used to really really, really like Karl Rove, but now … not so much.

bigmike on January 15, 2011 at 9:49 PM

I think Rove was hoping the Palin & the Tea Party would be damaged so terribly, he wouldn’t have to battle them in ’12.

Remember those who remained quiet during a time when Conservatism was under attack!

portlandon on January 15, 2011 at 9:44 PM

Yes I noticed but he doesn’t realize that we all noticed. I cancelled my RNC membership over it yesterday. Whats worse is no Rino will ever be elected without the support of the Tea Party and Palin Caucus. They cut their noses off. Bunch of dumb a$$’s

Amadeus on January 15, 2011 at 9:50 PM

BREAKING NEWS>>>>>>>>BREAKING NEWS>>>>>>>>>>

For the 57th time the media is wrong about Palin’s political career being over as she gears up to gain support from the backlash of our baised reporting……

NEWS at 11>>>>>>>>>>>>>

unseen on January 15, 2011 at 9:52 PM

…Also, while WE THE PEOPLE were being framed for Murder by the Blood Libel Media, potential Conservative leaders like MITT ROMNEY took shelter, to ride out the storm. TIM PAWLENTY used his face time to stick afew arrows into Palin’s Back. Where was MIKE PENCE? Where was NEWT GINGRICH? And CHRIS CHRISTIE used his face time to shoot a few arrows into Sarah Palin as well.

I am no Huckabee Fan, but he came out of his fox hole and defended the Tea Party and Sarah Palin.

WHERE ARE THE LEADERS OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY?

portlandon on January 15, 2011 at 9:52 PM

A$$es are indignant.

Schadenfreude on January 15, 2011 at 9:49 PM

Ok then, sphincter

Kini on January 15, 2011 at 9:53 PM

unseen on January 15, 2011 at 9:52 PM
heh.
ot. Did you notice that Dr. K was pretty passionate?

Amadeus on January 15, 2011 at 9:54 PM

Another great Newsbusters clip I saw today was Pat Buchanan putting both Bill Press and Special Ed Shutz in their places with a defense of Sarah Palin I had never heard as fierce from him as he gave. “You people, just keep it up. Yeah, keep it up. Keep it up, see who comes out on top.” Pat was on fire and mad.

Marcus on January 15, 2011 at 9:55 PM

This is the Krauthammer I know and respect. Sarah is owed an apology, as I’ve posted several times this week. Those who attacked her for her justifiable use of the term blood libel are indecent morons.

Basilsbest on January 15, 2011 at 9:10 PM

Don’t worry, he’ll betray you again soon enough. Probably during the next entitlement he supports is pushed legislatively.

Marxism is in his gene’s. He loves big government. It’s amazing that when he speaks in the terms you all like he’s quickly forgiven.

True_King on January 15, 2011 at 9:56 PM

I can barely remember Barry gave a speech, much less what he actually said.

SouthernGent on January 15, 2011 at 9:04 PM

I didn’t even watch it. All he does is give speeches.

Daemonocracy on January 15, 2011 at 9:57 PM

WHERE ARE THE LEADERS OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY?

portlandon on January 15, 2011 at 9:52 PM

The Republican Party has no leadership and that is the ultimate problem with them.

I even notice that Gov. Palin called them ‘the other’ party in her F/B piece.

darwin-t on January 15, 2011 at 9:57 PM

heh.
ot. Did you notice that Dr. K was pretty passionate?

Amadeus on January 15, 2011 at 9:54 PM

what’s that quote the more passionate the defense the more the blame to defend or something like that?

unseen on January 15, 2011 at 9:58 PM

I even notice that Gov. Palin called them ‘the other’ party in her F/B piece.

darwin-t on January 15, 2011 at 9:57 PM

OMG! I noticed that too when I watched it the first time. She called the democrat party by name, but refused to even say “Republican”. I wonder if she is as fed up with them as many of us are?

Third Party? Hmmmmm.

portlandon on January 15, 2011 at 9:59 PM

Krauthammer suddenly changes his tune? Is is on medication or something?

Maybe Krauthammer saw recent polling and is more windsock than theologian.

portlandon on January 15, 2011 at 9:19 PM

I’m beginning to think Fox has him muzzled. They don’t want to lose that primetime interview with BOR and Barry.

Knucklehead on January 15, 2011 at 9:59 PM

. Keep it up, see who comes out on top.” Pat was on fire and mad.

Marcus on January 15, 2011 at 9:55 PM

got a link?

unseen on January 15, 2011 at 10:01 PM

Yes I noticed but he doesn’t realize that we all noticed. I cancelled my RNC membership over it yesterday

I agree, but I worry still about this strategery. Sure, we can fund well publicized candidates, like Sharon Angle or even O’Donnell. But what about those conservative candidates further down ballot? I don’t know enough about the nuts and bolts about campaigns to understand where funding comes from? Do statewide candidates get money from the national Repub party, or does that have to come from the state Repubs?

2012 will be different with Barry at the top of the ticket. Not that I believe he will be popular by then, but some will turn out to vote for him, and perhaps those down ballot, no matter what.

humdinger on January 15, 2011 at 10:01 PM

I even notice that Gov. Palin called them ‘the other’ party in her F/B piece.

darwin-t on January 15, 2011 at 9:57 PM

I caught that also. I took it as her attempt not to make this a dem/rep thing but to rise above partisan politcs.

unseen on January 15, 2011 at 10:02 PM

Third Party? Hmmmmm.

portlandon on January 15, 2011 at 9:59 PM

HEH, lets send this idea to the jennifer epstein girl at politico… If she was willing to write about Dog whistles i know she’ll write about that.

Amadeus on January 15, 2011 at 10:03 PM

Rev. Obama’s Revival Meeting

Luka on January 15, 2011 at 10:03 PM

So the question is: Is the republican party even worth trying to save at this point? Or should we make the liberals all go to the democrat party where they belong…

unseen on January 15, 2011 at 10:04 PM

I caught that also. I took it as her attempt not to make this a dem/rep thing but to rise above partisan politcs.

unseen on January 15, 2011 at 10:02 PM

I took it her flipping the bird to the mullahs.

darwin-t on January 15, 2011 at 10:05 PM

WHERE ARE THE LEADERS OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY?

portlandon on January 15, 2011 at 9:52 PM

Well, the NRSC has voted in Mr. Bean

What gets me PO’d more so is that a victim of the shooting publicly blamed a Tea Party member.

The democratic disturbed left will continue to accuse conservatives of everything from earthquakes, floods, and their own mental insanity.

I pray they will find the hell they so eagerly seek for others.

Kini on January 15, 2011 at 10:05 PM

I caught that also. I took it as her attempt not to make this a dem/rep thing but to rise above partisan politcs.

unseen on January 15, 2011 at 10:02 PM

same here but if we create the narrative then we can debunk it. you know, Rope a dope? i love it.

Amadeus on January 15, 2011 at 10:05 PM

Krauthammer has tunnel vision.

Luka on January 15, 2011 at 10:06 PM

I am no Huckabee Fan, but he came out of his fox hole and defended the Tea Party and Sarah Palin.

WHERE ARE THE LEADERS OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY?

portlandon on January 15, 2011 at 9:52 PM

The Huckster did an 8 minute monologue swooning over Barry’s speech on his TV show tonight. It was quite disgusting.

Knucklehead on January 15, 2011 at 10:06 PM

WHERE ARE THE LEADERS OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY?

portlandon on January 15, 2011 at 9:52 PM

Hiding as usual.

Luka on January 15, 2011 at 10:07 PM

Hey Portlandon, I think leaving out”REPUBLICAN”, might have been left out on purpose to make the video alittle more effective, just my opinion.

bigmike on January 15, 2011 at 10:07 PM

The Huckster did an 8 minute monologue swooning over Barry’s speech on his TV show tonight. It was quite disgusting.

Knucklehead on January 15, 2011 at 10:06 PM

He now prays to reverend Obama.

Luka on January 15, 2011 at 10:09 PM

got a link?

unseen on January 15, 2011 at 10:01 PM

I think this is what you’re looking for.

Knucklehead on January 15, 2011 at 10:09 PM

Together We Thrive
By John Berry IV – Feb 11, 2008 12:49:37 AM ET

No wonder they had the T-Shirts ready…

… If you take the time to read the post, it is a Marxist/Socialist propaganda piece of lies ready made for the Obowma 2012 campaign.

If you thought the media was bad last week…

… get ready for he%l!

Seven Percent Solution on January 15, 2011 at 10:09 PM

cmsinaz on January 15, 2011 at 9:18 PM

What about SOTU? Will W show up there?

ladyingray on January 15, 2011 at 10:09 PM

Attempting to channel a tempered Billy Sunday, Obama is more like charlatan man-of-the-cloth Ted Haggard. Haggard lived a lifestyle diametrically opposed to the one he espoused at the pulpit, as does the president, who eloquently encouraged the cheering crowd to do a laundry list of what he has yet to do, such as refraining from passing blame, choosing not to turn on enemies, acting humble, curtailing finger-pointing, and carefully listening to others.

Luka on January 15, 2011 at 10:10 PM

this is what having a LEADER means.

unseen on January 15, 2011 at 9:42 PM

You are right and a great PALINISTA!

tim c on January 15, 2011 at 10:11 PM

And John MCCain in Washington Post swoons over the speech that The Won made.

bigmike on January 15, 2011 at 10:11 PM

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