Quotes of the day

posted at 10:52 pm on June 30, 2011 by Allahpundit

“Already, the Bachmann boomlet has reset the expectations game in Iowa. The odds on Palin’s jumping into the race lengthen once again. With Pawlenty fighting to survive in Iowa, Jon Huntsman has an easier shot at breaking through in New Hampshire. The Huntsman hype machine must switch from selling the idea of his candidacy to reporters to selling the man himself to real voters. Without stronger New Hampshire poll numbers in the fall, the only precinct Huntsman is likely to carry will be the Morning Joe roundtable. The hopeful news for both Pawlenty and Huntsman is that for most primary voters, the campaign has yet to begin…

“For Romney, a two-way contest with Bachmann is a strategic dream come true. (Disclaimer: I worked for Romney in 2002.) It would draw attention and money away from his two real rivals, Huntsman and Pawlenty, and give him a simple race against a candidate who would remove much of the ambivalence many big-league Republicans still harbor about him. Make no mistake: faced with the terrifying prospect of nominating Bachmann and handing the presidency to Obama, the Republican establishment would rally hard and fast behind Romney. And while a unified Republican establishment in full combat mode cannot compete with the Tea Party when it comes to making cardboard Uncle Sam hats, GOP Inc. can easily crush a candidate like Bachmann over the full series of primaries.”

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“Steinhauser stressed that he, and many activists, believe that Palin did an exceptional job as governor. And yet: ‘If she were still the sitting governor of Alaska, doing these great things, maybe she could kind of point toward that and say, ‘Here’s what’s going on in Alaska. Here’s what we’re doing. Here’s where we are in 2011.’ So the Sarah Palin in 2011 who’s governing Alaska maybe would be a much stronger candidate than the current (Palin), if she runs.’

“Bachmann, activists say, is instead viewed as being in the trenches — fighting for Tea Party causes, even battling her party’s leaders.

“‘The thing about Michele Bachmann that people in the Tea Party movement respect is the fact that she, for the most part, is voting the way they would expect her to vote. She has taken on the Tea Party mantle … and pushed it at a congressional level,’ said Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin.

“Others even likened Bachmann to a sort of political military leader — leading troops into battle.”

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“Bachmann’s candidacy is heavily premised on her personal story — she is the only woman (and mother) in the race and mentions the fact that she has raised 5 children and 23 foster children at nearly every campaign stop.

“It’s what makes her stand out in the field. She is running as a sort-of personal populist — someone who not only feels your pain but has lived it

“All of the above is not to suggest that Bachmann’s decision to talk about her miscarriage was in any way a political or strategic gambit.

“But it does highlight what Bachmann brings to the table and how she has already begun to distinguish herself from the rest of the field.”

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Mr. Bachmann: “We have to understand: Barbarians need to be educated. They need to be disciplined.”

Creepy.

Punchenko on July 1, 2011 at 2:13 AM

yeap keep supporting the 2 and half term congress woman.

unseen on July 1, 2011 at 2:12 AM

It’s only a half term when you quit. Like Palin did, and Bachmann hasn’t.

MadisonConservative on July 1, 2011 at 2:15 AM

How do you think this will affect Palin if she ever runs?

MadisonConservative on July 1, 2011 at 2:11 AM

hmmm didn’t seem to impact her too much when she ran for VP and the media poured into it and hounded her on it. And I notice that todd is not on that video so sad for you. but nice try. keep it up. Maybe after 4 years this time ti will stick.

and thanks for showing its hatred of Palin and not bachmann support that drives you.

unseen on July 1, 2011 at 2:15 AM

…and you REALLY think they won’t bring it up again? Seriously? What is with the people who seem to think that the media will somehow forget the dozens of narratives they’ve cooked up over the last few years? They will revisit EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM.

MadisonConservative on July 1, 2011 at 1:58 AM

Where did I say that the media wouldn’t bring it up again?

As you told me the other night, quit putting f*cking words in my mouth.

So, do you really believe the media will not have a list of 10 deep talking point narratives to throw at the eventual GOP nominee?

My point is that we are not going to be able to protect any of our candidates from the media bias. Crying about it and calling other conservatives cultist isn’t going to stop it from happening if they are nominated.

They ALL have flaws and enough quirks that can be twisted by the media to paint a rather unpleasent picture for all of those moderates they will look to persuade.

That is a fact. You better be ready to fight for the nominee because the slander is coming even if we promise not to bring it up.

Unfortunately, conservatives don’t control media narratives.

Even Paul Ryan, possibly the nicest guy in the room, has been turned into someone trying to kill grandma by the liberal media.

I don’t believe it, but many do.

chief on July 1, 2011 at 2:15 AM

Punchenko on July 1, 2011 at 2:13 AM

How cute. You’re ignoring the link I posted about the Alaskan Independence Party just like you ignored my link listing Bachmann’s accomplishments. Ah, well. You keep on asking, I’ll keep on providing, and then you can keep on pretending I didn’t.

MadisonConservative on July 1, 2011 at 2:16 AM

Just trying to survive the times. This here parlor has gone to the dogs.

Schadenfreude on July 1, 2011 at 2:07 AM

Yes, it certainly has. :(
Thank-you very much for your kind thoughts.

tencole on July 1, 2011 at 2:16 AM

It’s only a half term when you quit. Like Palin did, and Bachmann hasn’t.

MadisonConservative on July 1, 2011 at 2:15 AM

oh so she is going to use another taxpayer paycheck to help pay for her campign some how I’m not shocked by this. the least she could do if she is going to be not doing her job is to forgo recieveing a paycheck from the taxpayers.

unseen on July 1, 2011 at 2:17 AM

Talking about $ecession is not “libertarian disdain for the feds”. Impressive sugarcoating attempt, though.

MadisonConservative on July 1, 2011 at 2:01 AM

Have you ever heard Todd Palin express any interest in $secession? Because I head Mr. Bachmann sounding ghoulish.

alwaysfiredup on July 1, 2011 at 2:17 AM

1. Because he’s pro-union.
2. Because he voted for TARP.
3. Because he voted for the auto bailouts.

That’s the first three off the top of my head, which easily make him worse than Bachmann. Dude, you’ve lost your goddamned cookies trying to boost McCotter while ripping Bachmann. It’s painful watching your deterioration.

MadisonConservative on July 1, 2011 at 2:13 AM

He was also one of 8 (or was it 6) Republicans who voted for the Hastings bill to let Barry continue with his illegal war. That was just last week.

Knucklehead on July 1, 2011 at 2:17 AM

and thanks for showing its hatred of Palin and not bachmann support that drives you.

unseen on July 1, 2011 at 2:15 AM

Exactly. For somebody who claims he respects both, he’s getting quite good at posting oppo research on Palin no? All to justify his inexperienced candidate with no resume or accomplihments to speak of.

promachus on July 1, 2011 at 2:17 AM

Thank-you very much for your kind thoughts.

tencole on July 1, 2011 at 2:16 AM

They are better than us. YOU serve too. Thank you as well. Were it not for them, this would not be possible, and so much more.

Schadenfreude on July 1, 2011 at 2:18 AM

and thanks for showing its hatred of Palin and not bachmann support that drives you.

unseen on July 1, 2011 at 2:15 AM

I knew it was going to happen..Shark jump is complete

Dire Straits on July 1, 2011 at 2:18 AM

How do you think this will affect Palin if she ever runs?

MadisonConservative on July 1, 2011 at 2:11 AM

Ouch. On that note, I’ve got to hit the hay. Lots of good points Mad Con. Mr. Miyagi taught you well.

TxAnn56 on July 1, 2011 at 2:19 AM

hmmm didn’t seem to impact her too much when she ran for VP and the media poured into it and hounded her on it. And I notice that todd is not on that video so sad for you. but nice try. keep it up. Maybe after 4 years this time ti will stick.

…they specifically cite Todd as being a former member of the AIP. You’re just running on raw denial now, aren’t you? And she didn’t “run” for VP. She was selected, and the ad came out afterwards. And McCain lost. These facts just really ruin your day, don’t they?

and thanks for showing its hatred of Palin and not bachmann support that drives you.

unseen on July 1, 2011 at 2:15 AM

You’re a lying, delusional dunce.

MadisonConservative on July 1, 2011 at 2:19 AM

Well its nice to see the antipalin people got nothing new and have to reach wayback to 2008 for a smear and slander by associations. A talking point debunked many times since then to try to defend the new antipalin candidate. they really are reaching.

Wait until the pardon story of Bachmann’s get’s wider play. Nothing like payola kickback scheme to turn people off.

have fun bed is finally calling me again

unseen on July 1, 2011 at 2:20 AM

They are better than us. YOU serve too. Thank you as well. Were it not for them, this would not be possible, and so much more.

Schadenfreude on July 1, 2011 at 2:18 AM

Excellent post!..:)

PS..My thanks as well tencole to you and your sons..:)

Dire Straits on July 1, 2011 at 2:20 AM

oh so she is going to use another taxpayer paycheck to help pay for her campign some how I’m not shocked by this. the least she could do if she is going to be not doing her job is to forgo recieveing a paycheck from the taxpayers.

unseen on July 1, 2011 at 2:17 AM

You mean like when Palin was still receiving a check for being governor while she was campaigning with McCain?

MadisonConservative on July 1, 2011 at 2:20 AM

Mr. Bachmann: “We have to understand: Barbarians need to be educated. They need to be disciplined.”

Creepy.

Punchenko on July 1, 2011 at 2:13 AM

There was much more to it than that. He was speaking of sinners. Homosexuals are sinners, according to what the bible says on homosexuality. There is nothing creepy about it, when you consider it in that context. And there is nothing whatsoever that is “hateful,” about what he said.

And I invite you to read the comments on that article. Most of them are accusing Bachmann of being a closeted homosexual. But he’s hateful, right?

JannyMae on July 1, 2011 at 2:20 AM

Ouch. On that note, I’ve got to hit the hay. Lots of good points Mad Con. Mr. Miyagi taught you well.

TxAnn56 on July 1, 2011 at 2:19 AM

Thanks. Have a good night. Since unseen is turning tail and running, I’ll use the lull to get some rest, as well.

MadisonConservative on July 1, 2011 at 2:21 AM

Thank-you very much for your kind thoughts.

tencole on July 1, 2011 at 2:16 AM

I thank you for your family’s service as well!
Freedom isn’t free.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 1, 2011 at 2:22 AM

And I invite you to read the comments on that article. Most of them are accusing Bachmann of being a closeted homosexual. But he’s hateful, right?

JannyMae on July 1, 2011 at 2:20 AM

Does Bible say gays are barbarians? I’d think not. Regardless of whether it’s creepy or not, the media is gonna have field day with this.

promachus on July 1, 2011 at 2:24 AM

Wait!..Wait!..Don’t everyone leave..Mark Halperin and I have finally got the seven second delay button working..:)

Dire Straits on July 1, 2011 at 2:24 AM

I don’t need to see it. I’ve followed Palin since she appeared on the scene, and seen every way the media slimed her.

MadisonConservative on July 1, 2011 at 2:04 AM

Then you’re not getting it yet. The movie isn’t about Palin. It’s about the conservative movement. While it was lovely to see the actual history of her time in Alaska, the meat of the movie is really the history of the tea party.

Palin was just a spark in 2008 and lit a fire called the Tea Party that has been an incredible agent for change. It’s the best thing that’s happened to this country’s politics since the end of the Cold War. We can and should keep it going.

Palin doesn’t lead or control the fire, no one does. (Not even Miss “Look at me!” Bachmann, but I digress.) The movie is about us and what we can do if we just don’t let the naysayers get us down. It’s incredibly positive and motivational and you should see it. :)

alwaysfiredup on July 1, 2011 at 2:24 AM

Wait!..Wait!..Don’t everyone leave..Mark Halperin and I have finally got the seven second delay button working..:)

Dire Straits on July 1, 2011 at 2:24 AM

Snort!
I’ve got to leave for work @ 0730 but I’ll stick around for a few more

annoyinglittletwerp on July 1, 2011 at 2:25 AM

chief on July 1, 2011 at 1:52 AM

The “homosexuals he counsels” are coming to him voluntarily because they wish not to be homosexual.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on July 1, 2011 at 2:25 AM

Obama is a dick!

Keep your eye on prize, must check the basement for water, bad storms, big hail.

Over and out.

Knucklehead on July 1, 2011 at 2:26 AM

How do you think this will affect Palin if she ever runs?

MadisonConservative on July 1, 2011 at 2:11 AM

I’m guessing not at all. Todd’s connections to the AIP are so tenuous that the attack will go nowhere.

Kind of like it did in 2008. I followed that election fairly closely, and don’t even remember this clip.

didymus on July 1, 2011 at 2:26 AM

Dire Straits on July 1, 2011 at 2:24 AM

Dire, could you turn out the lights when you’re finished? You know how expensive those CFLs are, at least until Bachmann’s bill to repeal the ban passes. :-)

TxAnn56 on July 1, 2011 at 2:26 AM

Knucklehead on July 1, 2011 at 2:26 AM
Send your storms to West Texas please!

annoyinglittletwerp on July 1, 2011 at 2:27 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on July 1, 2011 at 1:53 AM

Hiya ‘twerp! I’m mighty proud of your governor (and hopefully the next President) tonight. slickwillie had the link to Perry’s letter to Holder re: the flotilla. <3 him.

-Aslan's Girl

Aslans Girl on July 1, 2011 at 2:27 AM

You mean like when Palin was still receiving a check for being governor while she was campaigning with McCain?

MadisonConservative on July 1, 2011 at 2:20 AM

I think it got her one of the frivolous ethics complaints as well.

I could be wrong, I don’t attend all of the cult meetings.

chief on July 1, 2011 at 2:28 AM

Some here are too intent on yelling at the commenter because you don’t like him to see what he’s doing. Instead of reacting to what unseen is writing, try reading…All he’s doing is mimicking several ABP commenters as he inserts MB (or whoever) in the place of Palin…

If I’ve misread unseen, he’ll tell us…

Gohawgs on July 1, 2011 at 2:28 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on July 1, 2011 at 2:25 AM

Good..Quick ???..Have you traded your cats for a couple of prairie dogs yet?!?..:):)

Dire Straits on July 1, 2011 at 2:28 AM

Does Bible say gays are barbarians? I’d think not. Regardless of whether it’s creepy or not, the media is gonna have field day with this.

promachus on July 1, 2011 at 2:24 AM

So you say, yet you won’t address the clip that MadCon posted, about Todd and his affiliation with the AIP. The media won’t have a field day with that?

Bachmann got hit with a heckuva lot of ammo last November, and she was still re-elected to Congress. You seem to forget that.

JannyMae on July 1, 2011 at 2:28 AM

Thanks. Have a good night. Since unseen is turning tail and running, I’ll use the lull to get some rest, as well.

MadisonConservative on July 1, 2011 at 2:21 AM

Still waiting for the link, MadCon, on Bachmann’s record. The link you provided on page 1 — the one discussing Bachmann’s penchant for public money — has already been duly noted by those of us who are not enthused with MB.

Punchenko on July 1, 2011 at 2:28 AM

Hiya ‘twerp! I’m mighty proud of your governor (and hopefully the next President) tonight. slickwillie had the link to Perry’s letter to Holder re: the flotilla. <3 him.

-Aslan's Girl

Aslans Girl on July 1, 2011 at 2:27 AM

I was @ work. What did RP write?

annoyinglittletwerp on July 1, 2011 at 2:28 AM

Good..Quick ???..Have you traded your cats for a couple of prairie dogs yet?!?..:):)

Dire Straits on July 1, 2011 at 2:28 AM

Do Prairie Dogs purr?

annoyinglittletwerp on July 1, 2011 at 2:30 AM

TxAnn56 on July 1, 2011 at 2:26 AM

Will handle it!..:)

Dire Straits on July 1, 2011 at 2:30 AM

Wait!..Wait!..Don’t everyone leave..Mark Halperin and I have finally got the seven second delay button working..:)

Dire Straits on July 1, 2011 at 2:24 AM

Too funny! :)

JannyMae on July 1, 2011 at 2:30 AM

chief on July 1, 2011 at 2:28 AM

LOL!..That was a good one!..:)

Dire Straits on July 1, 2011 at 2:31 AM

JannyMae on July 1, 2011 at 2:28 AM

Calling people “barbarians” is indefensible and shameful. We don’t need someone like Mr. Bachmann in the WH throwing his stones and representing the United States of America.

Punchenko on July 1, 2011 at 2:31 AM

How do you think this will affect Palin if she ever runs?

MadisonConservative on July 1, 2011 at 2:11 AM

MC…those weren’t Todd’s quotes. Todd quit being a member in 2003.
Speaking of succession…..how do you feel about Perry?

tencole on July 1, 2011 at 2:32 AM

Do Prairie Dogs purr?

annoyinglittletwerp on July 1, 2011 at 2:30 AM

LOL!..Don’t know about that?..:)

Dire Straits on July 1, 2011 at 2:32 AM

Hmm, time, experience, the great and near great

George Washington. Well, he ran his estate, was legislator in the House of Burgesses, iffy commander for the British, and indispensable man for the colonies.

John Adams. Well he was vice president but what did he run before that: his farm, and congressional committees. But he did save the Republic from the High Federalists who were conspiring to use the army against the Dem Reps in 1799, by ending the Quasi War with France. Too bad he signed the Alien and Sedition Acts, or….

Thomas Jefferson: he ran his estate and the State Department. Oh yes, also the Patent Office. And the office of intrigue and skullduggery.


Abe Lincoln
: what did he run again? Oh, he was a principled debater in 1858. Legislator and all that.


Grover Cleveland
was only two years governor of New York before elected president, but man, he was on a role. Awesome veto pen as mayor, governor, president.

Ulysses Grant was a clerk in his father’s shop in Galena before the war. Rejected three times for a commission once the war started, but never gave up. Never gave up as union commander.

James Garfield. I love this man, not because he looked like Paul Newman and could translate words into Greek and Latin simultaneously with both hands. No, he was a damned good Union commander and member of the House after the war. Would have been superb but for his untimely murder.

Cool Calvin Coolidge: had he stuck it out and not let that engineer into office, we could not have had a Great Depression. Alas. Good mayor, only governor for two years.

AshleyTKing on July 1, 2011 at 2:32 AM

JannyMae on July 1, 2011 at 2:28 AM

I’ve already addressed it. There’s no comparison between them. Thanks for sliming Palins while trying to prop up Bachmanns something you say shouldn’t be done if it’s the other way round.

promachus on July 1, 2011 at 2:34 AM

The “homosexuals he counsels” are coming to him voluntarily because they wish not to be homosexual.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on July 1, 2011 at 2:25 AM

I don’t give a shit. My point was that the media would have a field day with it if Bachmann becomes the nominee.

I could care less. Good for him, but the media will hammer him with it. I didn’t say they would be right to do it.

The argument was that the media already has their attack lines ready for Palin, but somehow the other candidates will be fine.

Get real. The GOP nominee will be lied about, taken out of context, and basically slandered whether it’s Palin or anyone else.

I just think it’s weak to dismiss Palin because the media has already went after and damaged her, but think it can’t happen to anyone else.

I call BS on that. Get ready to fight for whoever wins the nomination.

chief on July 1, 2011 at 2:35 AM

AshleyTKing on July 1, 2011 at 2:32 AM

So are you a Bachmann supporter then?

promachus on July 1, 2011 at 2:37 AM

Oh, no, I’m a supporter of the Declaration of Independence.

AshleyTKing on July 1, 2011 at 2:39 AM

JannyMae on July 1, 2011 at 2:20 AM

Punchenko has called Mr. Bachmann a “closet” gay right here tonight, more than once; he’d probably agree with those vicious comments you cite.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on July 1, 2011 at 2:39 AM

Aslans Girl on July 1, 2011 at 2:39 AM

The man has some good points, but an awfully nasty mouth.

AshleyTKing on July 1, 2011 at 2:40 AM

Punchenko has called Mr. Bachmann a “closet” gay right here tonight, more than once; he’d probably agree with those vicious comments you cite.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on July 1, 2011 at 2:39 AM

I sure did.

Punchenko on July 1, 2011 at 2:40 AM

LOL!..That was a good one!..:)

Dire Straits on July 1, 2011 at 2:31 AM

Heh! Thanks.

How is it going?

I’m listening to the Doors, specifically Gloria.

chief on July 1, 2011 at 2:41 AM

promachus on July 1, 2011 at 2:24 AM

Many Christians believe that Christ “civilizes” man. Therefore those who are not Christian are not “civilized” in the spiritual sense, i.e. “barbarians” in the spiritual sense. Not just one kind of sin.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on July 1, 2011 at 2:41 AM

I am entitled to my opinion of Mr. Bachmann, Aslan’s Girl.

Punchenko on July 1, 2011 at 2:41 AM

I don’t give a shit. My point was that the media would have a field day with it if Bachmann becomes the nominee.

I could care less. Good for him, but the media will hammer him with it. I didn’t say they would be right to do it.

chief on July 1, 2011 at 2:35 AM

Exactly. I don’t care if he’s “trying to cure” homosexuals of if he’s even a homosexual himself.
The photos of him or MB hiding behind bushes at gay rallys is kind of creepy, and you all have got to admit that once the media gets a hold of all this, it won’t be pretty.

tencole on July 1, 2011 at 2:42 AM

Bachmann got hit with a heckuva lot of ammo last November, and she was still re-elected to Congress. You seem to forget that.

JannyMae on July 1, 2011 at 2:28 AM

…ok. The reason we don’t usually send Representatives to the White House is because we want them to have won a war or a statewide race, whether Senator or Governor. (Maybe Rep if the state only has one.) Bachmann has not done either. She also hasn’t run a business. A solo law practice or therapy practice is not like running a business. In her current position she has not excelled, with neither a long list of legislation passed nor leadership positions attained. So she has none of the things we look for in an executive candidate.

Why are we considering her, again?

alwaysfiredup on July 1, 2011 at 2:42 AM

I could see Mr. Bachmann as being the Ted Haggard October surprise of 2012.

Punchenko on July 1, 2011 at 2:42 AM

James Buchanan was gay. Had a boyfriend and everything. People were not upset with it in DC. Very liberal time.

AshleyTKing on July 1, 2011 at 2:42 AM

chief on July 1, 2011 at 2:41 AM

After that Obie presser should be listening to this one!..:(

Dire Straits on July 1, 2011 at 2:44 AM

Punchenko on July 1, 2011 at 2:42 AM

That was a bit much…

Gohawgs on July 1, 2011 at 2:44 AM

alt, here’s the link:

http://pajamasmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2011/06/29/perry-takes-on-holder-and-the-gaza-flotilla/

annoyinglittletwerp on July 1, 2011 at 2:30 AM

Nothing but nothing can top a purring cat.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on July 1, 2011 at 2:44 AM

James Buchanan was gay. Had a boyfriend and everything. People were not upset with it in DC. Very liberal time.

AshleyTKing on July 1, 2011 at 2:42 AM

Buchanan was not a popular man. I don’t know what you’re smoking.

alwaysfiredup on July 1, 2011 at 2:46 AM

Calling people “barbarians” is indefensible and shameful. We don’t need someone like Mr. Bachmann in the WH throwing his stones and representing the United States of America.

Punchenko on July 1, 2011 at 2:31 AM

That’s your opinion. I don’t think it’s either indefensible or shameful. But not hateful? Oh, you are being awfully lax with your talking points, all of a sudden.

When the people called Marcus Bachmann a closeted gay, in the comments, was that “indefensible?” Shameful?

You’re grasping at straws. Why don’t you go back to your “Bachmann took public money,” talking point? You were so successful with it earlier.

JannyMae on July 1, 2011 at 2:46 AM

Punchenko on July 1, 2011 at 2:41 AM

And I’m entitled to call you out on it. An “opinion” based on nothing btw.

And you still haven’t answered my question: if couselling homosexuals who want to voluntarily leave homosexuality makes one a “closet” gay who’s “prenteding” to be straight, what does that make the writers of the Bible or God Himself? I’ve asked repeatedly now.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on July 1, 2011 at 2:46 AM

I sure did.

Punchenko on July 1, 2011 at 2:40 AM

Then you have no room to criticize Marcus Bachmann. And you are not worthy of my time.

JannyMae on July 1, 2011 at 2:48 AM

She also hasn’t run a business. A solo law practice or therapy practice is not like running a business. In her current position she has not excelled, with neither a long list of legislation passed nor leadership positions attained. So she has none of the things we look for in an executive candidate.

alwaysfiredup on July 1, 2011 at 2:42 AM

Read my post above then

Fire up a doobie.

Because experience don’t matter. If the Dems can have a Marxist who votes present, we can have anybody we damn well want: Palin and her 2.5, Bachmann, Pawlenty, Darkhorse whoever….

AshleyTKing on July 1, 2011 at 2:48 AM

Many Christians believe that Christ “civilizes” man. Therefore those who are not Christian are not “civilized” in the spiritual sense, i.e. “barbarians” in the spiritual sense. Not just one kind of sin.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on July 1, 2011 at 2:41 AM

An ‘A’ for effort!

Punchenko on July 1, 2011 at 2:48 AM

tencole on July 1, 2011 at 2:32 AM

At the end of the video MadCon posted, it has Palin saying that she’s proud to be at the AIC convention in 2008.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on July 1, 2011 at 2:49 AM

The photos of him or MB hiding behind bushes at gay rallys is kind of creepy, and you all have got to admit that once the media gets a hold of all this, it won’t be pretty.

tencole on July 1, 2011 at 2:42 AM

Uh huh. The media haven’t already used this last year, in the election? Punchenko the potty mouth linked to a couple of articles just the other night about this crap, right before the election last year. This is just really weak for “you people” to be promoting this.

JannyMae on July 1, 2011 at 2:50 AM

And Palin was an emplyee of a company that got some of that “tax” money. that would be like saying every emplyee of Walmart is on the government payroll because shoppers use food stamps.

unseen

Or like saying a doctor is on the government payroll because his patients use medicaid.

xblade on July 1, 2011 at 2:50 AM

Just a ???..But have we had some folks get there nickname changed lately??..:)

Dire Straits on July 1, 2011 at 2:50 AM

Aslans Girl on July 1, 2011 at 2:49 AM

That came up during the ’08 campaign and went no where…

Gohawgs on July 1, 2011 at 2:50 AM

And I’m entitled to call you out on it. An “opinion” based on nothing btw.

And you still haven’t answered my question: if couselling homosexuals who want to voluntarily leave homosexuality makes one a “closet” gay who’s “prenteding” to be straight, what does that make the writers of the Bible or God Himself? I’ve asked repeatedly now.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on July 1, 2011 at 2:46 AM

I’m not knocking Mr. Bachmann’s clients — I’m knocking Mr. Bachmann for calling his clients “barbarians”.

Punchenko on July 1, 2011 at 2:52 AM

I am entitled to my opinion of Mr. Bachmann, Aslan’s Girl.

Punchenko on July 1, 2011 at 2:41 AM

And we are entitled to disagree with it, and tell you you’re full of crap.

I could see Mr. Bachmann as being the Ted Haggard October surprise of 2012.

Real classy. I think we just found out, beyond a doubt, who the hater is here.

JannyMae on July 1, 2011 at 2:53 AM

AshleyTKing on July 1, 2011 at 2:40 AM

I’ve yet to see any “good points” from this poster. The first I ever saw his name was in the infamous “Bachmann took in foster children to make $$” thread where he was agreeing with unseen.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on July 1, 2011 at 2:53 AM

Just a ???..But have we had some folks get there nickname changed lately??..:)

Dire Straits on July 1, 2011 at 2:50 AM

There have been some new nics posting lately…It also seems that several long time posters are 1) utilizing the same script, down to punctuation or 2) are the same person…

Gohawgs on July 1, 2011 at 2:53 AM

Gohawgs on July 1, 2011 at 2:50 AM

I’m only pointing out that the Palins connections to the AIP did not end in ’03 as the poster I was repsonding to claimed. It lasted at least until 2008.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on July 1, 2011 at 2:54 AM

Uh huh. The media haven’t already used this last year, in the election? Punchenko the potty mouth linked to a couple of articles just the other night about this crap, right before the election last year. This is just really weak for “you people” to be promoting this.

JannyMae on July 1, 2011 at 2:50 AM

That was simple election for a house seat. The media has not used it like it do now.

promachus on July 1, 2011 at 2:54 AM

Ooops! Almmost midnight. Time to call it a night, before I turn into a pumpkin.

Good night all.

JannyMae on July 1, 2011 at 2:55 AM

xblade on July 1, 2011 at 2:50 AM

Zing. That’s gonna leave a mark.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on July 1, 2011 at 2:55 AM

Because experience don’t matter. If the Dems can have a Marxist who votes present, we can have anybody we damn well want: Palin and her 2.5, Bachmann, Pawlenty, Darkhorse whoever….

AshleyTKing on July 1, 2011 at 2:48 AM

If you can have anyone you want, why would you pick Bachmann?

alwaysfiredup on July 1, 2011 at 2:55 AM

Buchanan was not a popular man.

alwaysfiredup on July 1, 2011 at 2:46 AM

Well, it was a troubled time, wasn’t it? I was snarking, sorry.

Bachmann’s husband is gay? Who said that? Oh, a crazy person.

Glad to have got on the crazy train, right when it left the tracks….

AshleyTKing on July 1, 2011 at 2:55 AM

Aslans Girl on July 1, 2011 at 2:54 AM

AG, Palin addressed the convention in her capacity as Governor, welcoming them, etc…

Gohawgs on July 1, 2011 at 2:56 AM

Or like saying a doctor is on the government payroll because his patients use medicaid.

xblade on July 1, 2011 at 2:50 AM

Except of course, Palin didn’t make a career out of opposing those tax credits whereas Bachmann opposed farm subsisdies and transferred them to her own convenitently.

promachus on July 1, 2011 at 2:56 AM

Gohawgs on July 1, 2011 at 2:53 AM

I agree!..I know of one for sure..They said they did..Fine with me..:)

Dire Straits on July 1, 2011 at 2:56 AM

Punchenko on July 1, 2011 at 2:52 AM

And JannyMae explained the context — that he was talking about sin — and I explained that Christians believe that since Christ “civilizes” man, those who are not following Christ are not “civilized” in the spiritual sense.

Keep reaching.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on July 1, 2011 at 2:57 AM

promachus on July 1, 2011 at 2:56 AM

Don’t sweat it. Let them type love letters to Bachmann, it really isn’t going to hurt Palin.

alwaysfiredup on July 1, 2011 at 2:57 AM

That was simple election for a house seat. The media has not used it like it do now.

promachus on July 1, 2011 at 2:54 AM

Well, then, why did tencole say “When the media gets a hold of all this,” as if they haven’t already?

They can hype it all they want to, that doesn’t mean it will persuade anyone.

‘night!

JannyMae on July 1, 2011 at 2:57 AM

tencole on July 1, 2011 at 2:42 AM

I just wanted to thank you again for the sacrificies that you and your family have made throughout the years of having two sons put their lives on the line to protect my freedoms.

I’ve told you before, but in light of the weak shot you took earlier concerning this subject, I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate what your family continues to do for this country.

God Bless your sons, your family, and the rest of our military personnel and their families.

chief on July 1, 2011 at 2:58 AM

what does that make the writers of the Bible or God Himself? I’ve asked repeatedly now.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on July 1, 2011 at 2:46 AM

And I will answer you in my own good time.

Personally, I don’t see God calling His children — despite their shortcomings — “barbarians”. I certainly do not see Christ hurling the rocks Mr. Bachmann enjoys throwing. You can be against homosexuality and I have no problem with that, but to call them “barbarians” is a bit much and to say the good Lord agrees with that is a bit too much.

Punchenko on July 1, 2011 at 2:58 AM

They can hype it all they want to, that doesn’t mean it will persuade anyone.

JannyMae on July 1, 2011 at 2:57 AM

Michele is the one who needs to persuade. The status quo is she loses to Romney.

alwaysfiredup on July 1, 2011 at 2:59 AM

I agree!..I know of one for sure..They said they did..Fine with me..:)

Dire Straits on July 1, 2011 at 2:56 AM

It’s disengenuous, at best…

Gohawgs on July 1, 2011 at 2:59 AM

If you can have anyone you want, why would you pick Bachmann?

alwaysfiredup on July 1, 2011 at 2:55 AM

I don’t know if I would. But I am a registered Republican so I do get a tiny say. I am for President Inhofe 100%.

AshleyTKing on July 1, 2011 at 2:59 AM

I don’t know if I would. But I am a registered Republican so I do get a tiny say. I am for President Inhofe 100%.

AshleyTKing on July 1, 2011 at 2:59 AM

And you may yet be 100% of Inhofe’s votes. :) Cheers.

alwaysfiredup on July 1, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Punchenko on July 1, 2011 at 2:58 AM

St. Paul was pretty powerful in what he wrote about homosexuals. Moses in Leviticus writes that homosexuality is an “abomination to God”.

Mr. Bachmann was calling ALL sinners “barbarians”, not just gays.

“F” for effort.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on July 1, 2011 at 3:01 AM

Just saw Beck sign off for the last time..He showed a lot of class!..:)

Dire Straits on July 1, 2011 at 3:04 AM

It’s disengenuous, at best…

Gohawgs on July 1, 2011 at 2:59 AM

Good point!..:)

Dire Straits on July 1, 2011 at 3:06 AM

Mr. Bachmann was calling ALL sinners “barbarians”, not just gays.

Aslans Girl on July 1, 2011 at 3:01 AM

I’m confused. Do you yourself believe that gays are sinners? And if they are sinners for being gay then they are spiritual barbarians?

Or are you just clarifying what Mr. Bachmann meant?

Geochelone on July 1, 2011 at 3:06 AM

Mr. Bachmann was calling ALL sinners “barbarians”, not just gays.

Aslans Girl on July 1, 2011 at 3:01 AM

That doesn’t make sense. We are all sinners. The quote doesn’t really work that way.

alwaysfiredup on July 1, 2011 at 3:07 AM

Bachmann is a media creation like Obama and he sole purpose is to get Mitt the nomination.

unseen

So, the media is trying to nominate the candidate with the best chance of beating Obama? Interesting.

I don’t have to build Gov Palin up. Her record outshines every gnat in the fild at the moment add into the mix her leadership quailites and her scharacter and she is secodn to none.

Unless she’s the candidate, in which case she’ll be second to Obama.

P.S. If the near illiterate post I quoted is any indication, I’m guessing the nurse came recently, and your meds are starting to kick in. Either that or you’re typing one handed again.

xblade on July 1, 2011 at 3:07 AM

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