Quotes of the day

posted at 8:00 pm on November 27, 2011 by Allahpundit

“‘What you don’t know yet is whether one of us can run the table, in which case it gets over early; or whether, because of proportional representation, you’re into what happened to Hilary and Obama, and you’re still slugging it out in May and June,’ Gingrich said in an interview with the New Hampshire Union Leader last week.

“‘And I think you’ve got to prepare for both.’

“A big question about Gingrich is whether he can, in fact, prepare for either. Especially in terms of his organization, Gingrich is way behind the other candidates. Romney has been preparing and organizing for years, building on the infrastructure of the 2008 campaign…

“‘I have to be in the top three in Iowa and the top three in New Hampshire. I’d like to be first in Iowa and first in New Hampshire, and we’ll see. But I have to be in the top three. I think if we go south, and I am a viable candidate, I’ll win South Carolina, and I think that just changes the environment for Florida,’ he said.”

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“Gingrich doesn’t project electability or character in the sense we usually mean. ‘Character’ is what you want your daughter to marry. You don’t want your daughter to marry Newt. Nor does he have the purity of inexperience — Gingrich isn’t like Palin or Herman Cain. He’s an insider’s insider, with all the dirt and baggage that connotes.

“But Gingrich does project a terrifying authority of policy knowledge. Voters have been warming to Gingrich because he’s right — about the budget, about Social Security reform, about plenty of other substantive themes he’s elaborated on since the debates began…

“What happened? Not long ago, everyone was sure that Gingrich’s geekiness and personal baggage were fatal…

“What happened was that times changed — and in ways that ‘the establishment,’ as Gingrich calls it, reviving an old label, hasn’t yet absorbed. The policy stakes are higher now than they were in the last election. If we don’t sort through our fiscal troubles fast, the U.S. will look like Greece. If we don’t figure China out fast, it may become our next great enemy. And the paralysis in Washington is only intensifying.”

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“One can easily imagine that if the ship of state were on a fine course — if what one needed was simply a competent manager to steer the nation and make minor adjustments — Romney might be a perfect fit. But during times of crisis, normal thinking and normal leadership often fails. In these instances, the times call for someone who thinks big — or, at least — differently. In this regard, Gingrich — a manic eccentric who, like Churchill, spent time in the political wilderness — might have found his moment.

“Gingrich and Romney couldn’t be more different. Gingrich questions authority, challenges conventional wisdom, and disputes premises. He also has fun. He is winsome. He can be undisciplined. He enjoys politics, and seems to gain energy from engaging in the battles. Romney, on the other hand, is a consummate ‘adult.’ He is highly disciplined. He plays by the rules, accepts reality as it is, and then — within those confines — sets about fixing things as best he can. Either governing strategy can work — depending on what the times call for. The argument, however, is that these times call for bigger, more radical, unconventional solutions.”

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“I suspect and fear that Newt will interpret his comeback incorrectly and see his new front-runner status as proof he can discard all of the lessons-learned from his flame-out earlier this year. This is the moment where it’s going to be hardest for Gingrich to restrain his Newtness. This is the moment where perceived vindication breeds hubris. Already, he’s talking about teaching an online course from the White House, bragging that Obama can use teleprompters in their debates and trying to run as a general election candidate on immigration.

“On their own, these are all fine even laudable. But when combined, among some Newt-watchers, they feel like omens that World Historical Newt is returning to the scene. He should fight that temptation and keep his nose to the grindstone.”

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“As Speaker of the House, Gingrich was notorious for his indiscipline. Where he does excel is in the use of rhetoric to divide and provoke. Take, for example, his musing last September in front of reporters: ‘What if [Obama] is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behaviour, can you begin to piece together [his actions]? … That is the most accurate, predictive model for his behaviour.’

“Back in the 1990s, Gingrich made himself one of the most disliked figures in the recent history of American politics. As American political commentator Jay Cost reminds us, within 24 months of becoming Speaker, Gingrich had forced a shutdown of the federal government and sunk to an approve/disapprove rating of negative 25. There Gingrich languished through ethics challenges, impeachment and the revelation that he’d been carrying on an extra-marital affair while attacking Bill Clinton’s own sexual misconduct.

“A Gingrich presidency, if such a thing can even be imagined, would be a chaotic catastrophe. A Gingrich nomination would yield an Obama landslide.”

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“Union Leader editorial page editor Andrew Cline said on CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ on Sunday that Romney is a ‘very play-it-safe candidate’ which is not what America needs right now. ‘Perhaps in the late 19th century, perfect.’…

“‘I’m really not sure precisely what we get out of a President Romney — who might very well be a good president — but we don’t really know,’ he said. ‘Given the choice between the candidate who wants to be liked and the candidate who wants to be respected, we would rather have the guy who wants to be respected.’”

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“Clinton said that Romney did ‘a very good job’ as governor of Massachusetts and would be a credible general election candidate. But Clinton added that Romney or any Republican nominee would be hampered by ‘a political environment in the Republican primary that basically means you can’t be authentic unless you’ve got a single-digit I.Q.‘”

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I’m not trying to do anything. I really liked her on a lot of things, but she was soft on amnesty, so no big loss for me.

Igor R. on November 28, 2011 at 12:41 AM

But Cain just made it seem like he doesn’t care how the states handle this issue!!! What if they want to provide amnesty? How can you not care that he is willing to countenance a system where the federal government cedes control of our nation’s borders to the whims of state politics????

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 12:45 AM

Neither will Sarah :)

promachus on November 28, 2011 at 12:44 AM

I sure hope she doesn’t ever go away. Even if she’s just there, shining a light where it needs to be shone, she’s doing this country a great service. Besides, this whole clown circus of the past 3 months can only improve her image with people, I should think!

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 12:48 AM

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 12:37 AM

IMHO there would be little change..Palin pollsters knew/know this..:)

Dire Straits on November 28, 2011 at 12:48 AM

I listened to a Jack Abromoff interview for an hour today. I trust the guy.

Igor R. on November 28, 2011 at 12:28 AM

LOL.

Punchenko on November 28, 2011 at 12:49 AM

You are dense if you thought she was soft on amnesty. She was one of the strictest hawks on immigration.

promachus on November 28, 2011 at 12:44 AM

To clarify, so you support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants?

I do because I understand why people would want to be in America. To seek the safety and prosperity, the opportunities, the health that is here. It is so important that yes, people follow the rules so that people can be treated equally and fairly in this country.

http://archivo.univision.com/content/content.jhtml%3bjsessionid=LW3JWTB3WPGCICWIAAOSFFQKZAABYIWC?chid=3&schid=10414&secid=25534&cid=1716304&pagenum=2

Igor R. on November 28, 2011 at 12:50 AM

LOL.

Punchenko on November 28, 2011 at 12:49 AM

You don’t know Jack.

Igor R. on November 28, 2011 at 12:51 AM

IMHO there would be little change..Palin pollsters knew/know this..:)

Dire Straits on November 28, 2011 at 12:48 AM

I don’t know. Did you ever imagine that in what should be a slam-dunk Republican presidential campaign cycle that it would play out like an Agatha Christie “And Then There Were None” murder mystery? Palin has kept herself out of this mess and I think that can only help her.

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 12:51 AM

I listened to a Jack Abromoff interview for an hour today. I trust the guy.

Igor R. on November 28, 2011 at 12:28 AM

LOL.

Punchenko on November 28, 2011 at 12:49 AM

Sigh. He was crooked, even by lobbyist standards…

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 12:54 AM

But Cain just made it seem like he doesn’t care how the states handle this issue!!! What if they want to provide amnesty? How can you not care that he is willing to countenance a system where the federal government cedes control of our nation’s borders to the whims of state politics????

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 12:45 AM

I care but (a) I’m out of alternatives other than Bachmann, so I do prefer Bachmann for sure now (b) I don’t believe his is a serous plan but just something he slapped together to have an appearance of a plan.

Igor R. on November 28, 2011 at 12:55 AM

Sigh. He was crooked, even by lobbyist standards…

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 12:54 AM

He is a great man who went horribly astray and who wrote a great book about evil in DC.

Igor R. on November 28, 2011 at 12:57 AM

Will you still vote for the GOP candidate if Dr. Paul is not the nominee?

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 12:33 AM

I’ll be voting for Constitutionally limited government against the corrupt establishment of generational thieves.

FloatingRock on November 28, 2011 at 12:58 AM

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 12:51 AM

I don’t see it..But I could be wrong..:)

Dire Straits on November 28, 2011 at 12:58 AM

I don’t see it..But I could be wrong..:)

Dire Straits on November 28, 2011 at 12:58 AM

LOL It’s too late for Palin this time, IMHO, due to filing deadlines, etc., but I think that people will give her more credit in the future. You’re ever the diplomat, Dire!

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 1:00 AM

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 1:00 AM

Excellent post..You are wise..:)

Dire Straits on November 28, 2011 at 1:03 AM

I care but (a) I’m out of alternatives other than Bachmann, so I do prefer Bachmann for sure now (b) I don’t believe his is a serous plan but just something he slapped together to have an appearance of a plan.

Igor R. on November 28, 2011 at 12:55 AM

This flies in the face of every comment you have ever made here in terms of illegal immigration being the greatest threat to our nation’s security and future. So now, just tonight, you’ve decided to jump off the Cain Train and climb aboard the Bachmann Express to Nowhereville? Hmmmmm…. And do you really think that Bachmann is going to deport 11 million people? Be realistic, (well, that might be too much of a stretch, because it would call for an acknowledgement that she could never defeat Obama in the general, but play along, anyway) at best Bachmann would punt on the immigration issue and let the status quo remain in place.

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 1:03 AM

I’ll be voting for Constitutionally limited government against the corrupt establishment of generational thieves.

FloatingRock on November 28, 2011 at 12:58 AM

Yeah, I dig the manifesto, FR, but what does that mean, exactly? Am I to presume you’ll be writing in Paul as a form of silent protest?

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 1:04 AM

He is a great man who went horribly astray and who wrote a great book about evil in DC.

Igor R. on November 28, 2011 at 12:57 AM

Ahhhhh. So you’re willing to forgive the pecadilloes of some, eh? Even though his corrupt activities and influence peddling garnered a huge black eye for both Republicans and the political process in general? Re-read some of the shenanigans he got up to and tell me how Newt Gingrich is the more execrable of the two.

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 1:09 AM

This flies in the face of every comment you have ever made here in terms of illegal immigration being the greatest threat to our nation’s security and future. So now, just tonight, you’ve decided to jump off the Cain Train and climb aboard the Bachmann Express to Nowhereville? Hmmmmm…. And do you really think that Bachmann is going to deport 11 million people? Be realistic, (well, that might be too much of a stretch, because it would call for an acknowledgement that she could never defeat Obama in the general, but play along, anyway) at best Bachmann would punt on the immigration issue and let the status quo remain in place.

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 1:03 AM

She is a highly unpleasant woman, but she fights for what she believe in. I prefer the status quo to the activist Newt or open-borders Perry. And I keep saying, nobody needs to deport anybody other than whoever law enforcement naturally comes in contact with. All you need to do is to use E-Verify for both employment and benefits, outlaw birthright citizenship for the children of illegals, and institute very stiff employer sanctions. They will self-deport.

Igor R. on November 28, 2011 at 1:09 AM

Igor R. on November 28, 2011 at 12:50 AM

Again, for the 100th time, she was on the Mccain campaign at that time. Let her formulate her own policy instead of desperately latching onto that thin gruel.

promachus on November 28, 2011 at 1:10 AM

going to deport 11 million people?

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 1:03 AM

That is a red herring, there is plenty of real world evidence that illegals will self deport. The fear mongering about tearing apart families, deportations, “jackboots” and “frog marches” are just emotional arguments with little bearing in reality.

FloatingRock on November 28, 2011 at 1:11 AM

“Gingrich and Romney couldn’t be more different. Gingrich questions authority, challenges conventional wisdom, and disputes premises. He also has fun. He is winsome. He can be undisciplined. He enjoys politics, and seems to gain energy from engaging in the battles. Romney, on the other hand, is a consummate ‘adult.’ He is highly disciplined. He plays by the rules, accepts reality as it is, and then — within those confines — sets about fixing things as best he can. Either governing strategy can work — depending on what the times call for.

This is probably the best characterization of the basic differences between Newt and Mitt I’ve seen. I tend to prefer the Newt.

peski on November 28, 2011 at 1:16 AM

Ahhhhh. So you’re willing to forgive the pecadilloes of some, eh? Even though his corrupt activities and influence peddling garnered a huge black eye for both Republicans and the political process in general? Re-read some of the shenanigans he got up to and tell me how Newt Gingrich is the more execrable of the two.

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 1:09 AM

I don’t have to forgive him anything. He wrote a book confessing all his sins, and he has nothing to gain by being against anyone in particular. This a guy who gave almost all his money away to charities so I believe he is capable of redemption and is telling the truth now. I respect the man who interviewed him, a Rabbi that I have listened to for many years on the radio, and I also trust his characterization of Abramoff and his trustworthiness today.

Igor R. on November 28, 2011 at 1:16 AM

Dang, bro. You just spluttered all over the inside of my screen.

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 12:26 AM

Actually that’s “sis”. :)

I listened to a Jack Abromoff interview for an hour today. I trust the guy. He says Newt is corrupt and I believe him.

Igor R. on November 28, 2011 at 12:28 AM

Well if Jack Abramoff makes the accusation, then who needs actual proof?

Here’s the quote I found from Abramoff re: Newt that I found the most compelling:

“He [Abramoff] said Gingrich’s present circumstances “seem to mean that Newt cashed in on his government service and provided services that were lucrative in a way that may or may not be appropriate.”

That deliciously vague insight is so damning! Jack Abramoff is publicly calling one of the frontrunners corrupt based on… I guess his corruptdar. (Kinda like “gaydar” but for corruption instead)

I’m sure he has no reason whatsoever to do this. Besides trying to sell his book. I’m sure there’s no personal motivation whatsoever beyond tying his name, the word “corrupt” and Newt to the same sentence.

Nosiree. No ulterior motive there.

And dangit I really do need to sleep! :(

powerpro on November 28, 2011 at 1:16 AM

at best Bachmann would punt on the immigration issue and let the status quo remain in place.

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 1:03 AM

Possibly, but Bachmann is not like the other candidates, she actually takes firm stands on the issues based on principle. That’s why the establishment hates and ridicules her. She makes them look bad.

FloatingRock on November 28, 2011 at 1:17 AM

That is a red herring, there is plenty of real world evidence that illegals will self deport. The fear mongering about tearing apart families, deportations, “jackboots” and “frog marches” are just emotional arguments with little bearing in reality.

FloatingRock on November 28, 2011 at 1:11 AM

We can look at what’s happening in Alabama right now to see that that’s true, but they’re just going to other states, like when you squeeze one end of a balloon, the air just goes to make the other end bigger. It will take a lot of guts to start enforcing the laws on the books already as a starting point. But some of the people (I’m not talking millions, but certainly thousands) have managed to work their way through the system and are leading normal ‘American’ lives out in the open. They have kids and maybe grandkids who were born here — and who are citizens in their own right. Those are the people — a minority of the overall illegal population — that Gingrich was talking about.

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 1:18 AM

Again, for the 100th time, she was on the Mccain campaign at that time. Let her formulate her own policy instead of desperately latching onto that thin gruel.

promachus on November 28, 2011 at 1:10 AM

OK, I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt, but it’s a moot point, isn’t it? I’ll be quite happy if I’m proven wrong and they draft her.

Igor R. on November 28, 2011 at 1:18 AM

Nosiree. No ulterior motive there.

And dangit I really do need to sleep! :(

powerpro on November 28, 2011 at 1:16 AM

Ha! Another smart (and pragmatic) Conservative woman.

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 1:19 AM

Yeah, I dig the manifesto, FR, but what does that mean, exactly? Am I to presume you’ll be writing in Paul as a form of silent protest?

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 1:04 AM

What manifesto? You are delusional and/or unprincipled.

FloatingRock on November 28, 2011 at 1:19 AM

Manifesto? It was a short sentence….

FloatingRock on November 28, 2011 at 1:20 AM

Nosiree. No ulterior motive there.

And dangit I really do need to sleep! :(

powerpro on November 28, 2011 at 1:16 AM

I just don’t trust Newt. I’ll trust a convicted lobbyist before I’ll trust him.

Igor R. on November 28, 2011 at 1:21 AM

I don’t have to forgive him anything. He wrote a book confessing all his sins, and he has nothing to gain by being against anyone in particular. This a guy who gave almost all his money away to charities so I believe he is capable of redemption and is telling the truth now. I respect the man who interviewed him, a Rabbi that I have listened to for many years on the radio, and I also trust his characterization of Abramoff and his trustworthiness today.

Igor R. on November 28, 2011 at 1:16 AM

:-( Uhhhh….

Abramoff has founded or run several non-profit organizations, including Capital Athletic Foundation and Eshkol Academy; as well as lobbying firms and political think tanks such as American International Center, GrassRoots Interactive, and the National Center for Public Policy Research. While these organizations had varying degrees of legitimate activities, it has come to light that Abramoff used these organizations to channel millions of dollars to recipients not related to the organizations.Capital Athletic Foundation, Eshkol Academy
Although Federal tax records show that various Indian tribes donated more than $6 million to the Capital Athletic Foundation, less than 1% of the money went to athletic programs, the stated purpose of the foundation. The majority of the funds went to the Eshkol Academy in Maryland, an Orthodox Jewish school founded by Abramoff in 2002. Hundreds of thousands of dollars from CAF were also spent on golf trips to Scotland for Abramoff, Ney, Reed, and Safavian, as well as purchases of camping equipment sent to a high school friend. Abramoff solicited Safavian’s help in looking for property deals for Eshkol Academy and tribal clients, leading to Safavian’s conviction.

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 1:25 AM

Those are the people — a minority of the overall illegal population — that Gingrich was talking about.

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 1:18 AM

Yes that’s really consistent with the article I keep posting.

http://www.numbersusa.com/content/nusablog/beckr/november-23-2011/gingrich-shows-compassion-illegal-aliens-he-helped-stay-rooted-us.ht

Newt is a part of the evil Republican establishment. The establishment and it’s business supporters want illegals. That’s all there is to know.

Igor R. on November 28, 2011 at 1:25 AM

What manifesto? You are delusional and/or unprincipled.

FloatingRock on November 28, 2011 at 1:19 AM

Manifesto? It was a short sentence….

FloatingRock on November 28, 2011 at 1:20 AM

Hey! I didn’t mean that in a perjorative way! A manifesto is a public declaration of principles and intentions, often political in nature.

Don’t be so quick to presume people are attacking you.

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 1:27 AM

Newt is a part of the evil Republican establishment. The establishment and it’s business supporters want illegals. That’s all there is to know.

Igor R. on November 28, 2011 at 1:25 AM

And the fact that he’s been a convert to Catholicism for the past 10 years doesn’t affect your view of him either, I suppose?

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 1:30 AM

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 1:25 AM

I am not an expert on Abramoff so I can’t really tell to what degree any of this really influences how truthful he is. If I were Newt I wouldn’t do the Freddie deal and I wouldn’t claim I gave historical advice. But fundamentally, his amnesty position is what really matters to me, so I don’t want to get distracted by some details that I don’t know how to respond to.

Igor R. on November 28, 2011 at 1:31 AM

“Clinton said that Romney did ‘a very good job’ as governor of Massachusetts and would be a credible general election candidate. But Clinton added that Romney or any Republican nominee would be hampered by ‘a political environment in the Republican primary that basically means you can’t be authentic unless you’ve got a single-digit I.Q.‘”

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Can anyone, for real, tell me what this head-fake POS former impeached president means by this comment? I have no respect for the Clintons, Schumer, Kerry, Reid or any Democrat in power, really. I think that he puts this garbage out there for sh!ts & giggles, just to get a reaction but let a conservative or a Republican do it and it’s the end of polite society and the degrading of civilization (thanks, media a$$wipes!).
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Single digit IQ – let’s just parade some hot pu$$y in front of Clenis and see how focused he can be on getting his own needs served. He was the first black president, ya know… true story.

ExpressoBold on November 28, 2011 at 1:32 AM

Igor R. on November 28, 2011 at 1:18 AM

Wonderful :)

promachus on November 28, 2011 at 1:32 AM

LOL.

Punchenko on November 28, 2011 at 12:49 AM

You don’t know Jack.

Igor R. on November 28, 2011 at 12:51 AM

I don’t think I want to know Jack Abramoff.

Punchenko on November 28, 2011 at 1:32 AM

And the fact that he’s been a convert to Catholicism for the past 10 years doesn’t affect your view of him either, I suppose?

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 1:30 AM

Why would I care? I am an atheist, very accepting of other people’s religions other than Islam.

Igor R. on November 28, 2011 at 1:33 AM

I don’t think I want to know Jack Abramoff.

Punchenko on November 28, 2011 at 1:32 AM

OK, you’ll never know Jack.

Igor R. on November 28, 2011 at 1:36 AM

but they’re just going to other states

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 1:18 AM

Exactly, we enforce it nation wide.

They have kids and maybe grandkids who were born here — and who are citizens in their own right. Those are the people — a minority of the overall illegal population — that Gingrich was talking about.

As far as I know there aren’t any illegal aliens that give a crap about my problems, why should I care about theirs? They came here illegally of their own accord, they have only themselves to blame.

No bailouts for illegal aliens!

FloatingRock on November 28, 2011 at 1:40 AM

I am not an expert on Abramoff so I can’t really tell to what degree any of this really influences how truthful he is. If I were Newt I wouldn’t do the Freddie deal and I wouldn’t claim I gave historical advice. But fundamentally, his amnesty position is what really matters to me, so I don’t want to get distracted by some details that I don’t know how to respond to.

Igor R. on November 28, 2011 at 1:31 AM

Did you even read this? I know I pointed it out to you last week:

That’s certainly intriguing. Gingrich could probably write that kind of white paper in his sleep, if he were so inclined. Instead, at least according to Bloomberg’s sources among former Freddie Mac officials, Gingrich didn’t give them anything they could have used to garner more support on Capitol Hill for their bubble-creating policies. What was Gingrich telling them from 2006-8? Gingrich says he’s bound by a confidentiality agreement — standard for consultants with access to highly proprietary information — and I’m betting Freddie Mac won’t be releasing him from those NDAs any time soon.
Perhaps what happened after Gingrich’s contract expired might give some indication as to what was being said internally:
Since his retainer with Freddie Mac ended in 2008, Gingrich has become a critic of the government-sponsored enterprises, which were pushed into insolvency by subprime mortgages.
The two companies, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, “are so thoroughly politicized and preside over such irresponsible lending policies that they need to be replaced with smaller, private companies operating without government guarantees, whose leaders focus on making a profit, not manipulating politicians,” Gingrich wrote in his 2011 book, “To Save America.”
It’s possible that Gingrich supported Congressional pressure on Fannie and Freddie to expand home ownership in 1999-2002 during his first round with Freddie, and then changed his mind during his second consultation period. That would mean that both Gingrich and Bloomberg’s sources are telling the truth, but just in the context of different time frames. That would certainly explain why Gingrich didn’t provide them any supporting white papers despite being on a two-year retainer from 2006-8.

So I guess what Ed Morrissey is obliquely hinting at is that maybe if Fannie/Freddie had taken Gingrich’s advice when it was offered, the sub-prime meltdown and subsequent world financial crisis might have been averted. But maybe you consider Ed to part of the “evil” Republican establishment, too.

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 1:40 AM

Why would I care? I am an atheist, very accepting of other people’s religions other than Islam.

Igor R. on November 28, 2011 at 1:33 AM

Right. Because in general atheists are so tolerant of Christianity, especially Roman Catholicism.

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 1:41 AM

BTW, might want to rethink that recent jump to the Bachmann Express:

Controversial Ariz. sheriff to back Perry

Via First Read, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is about to back Rick Perry in the GOP presidential contest:

Arpaio will campaign with Perry in New Hampshire this week, the source said.

The Arizona sheriff is known as a vehement backer of tough immigration laws and was a vocal supporter of his own state’s controversial enforcement laws.

Perry is still undoing the damage from the “heartless” comment he made in the Orlando GOP debate about his state’s tuition policy for some illegal immigrants, and the endorsement is aimed toward establishing his bona fides on the issue.

In terms of doomed campaigns, you’ll have to concede that Perry is right up there with Bachmann and Cain, so he might just be the guy for you, after all.

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 1:44 AM

I don’t like that idea at all, but what can I do? DeMint who I love and respect isn’t running.
Igor R. on November 27, 2011 at 11:38 PM

Vote for Newt.

MeatHeadinCA on November 28, 2011 at 1:47 AM

So I guess what Ed Morrissey is obliquely hinting at is that maybe if Fannie/Freddie had taken Gingrich’s advice when it was offered, the sub-prime meltdown and subsequent world financial crisis might have been averted. But maybe you consider Ed to part of the “evil” Republican establishment, too.

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 1:40 AM

This just read like a lot of conjecture. I simply don’t believe that anyone would pay this kind of money, especially for one hour per week to hear some basic stuff.

Igor R. on November 28, 2011 at 1:47 AM

Vote for Newt.

MeatHeadinCA on November 28, 2011 at 1:47 AM

LOL

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 1:47 AM

This just read like a lot of conjecture. I simply don’t believe that anyone would pay this kind of money, especially for one hour per week to hear some basic stuff.

Igor R. on November 28, 2011 at 1:47 AM

LOL They were paying for what they presumed was the inside track. If the speculation is correct and Newt merely furnished them with a rude wakeup call instead of what they thought they were buying, the part about them waspishly saying that Newt didn’t furnish them with anything they could ‘use’ makes sense, doesn’t it?

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 1:49 AM

Right. Because in general atheists are so tolerant of Christianity, especially Roman Catholicism.

cynccook on November 28, 2011 at 1:41 AM

I can’t even guess what exactly you are trying to discredit about me now. The whole Catholic thing is just so out of the left field.

I have to go now.

Good night!

Igor R. on November 28, 2011 at 1:54 AM

Good night!

Igor R. on November 28, 2011 at 1:54 AM

Goodnight, Igor R.

FloatingRock on November 28, 2011 at 2:13 AM

Bailouts for illegal aliens only creates another moral hazard, encouraging more such behavior.

FloatingRock on November 28, 2011 at 2:15 AM

You continue to make unfounded accusations. I fought ‘for’ Obama’s election as hard as I could for close to a year.

Igor R. on November 27, 2011 at 8:48 PM

FIFY

RedLizard64 on November 28, 2011 at 3:20 AM

What was once a major plank of the Republican Party was banished from political discussion by Newt Gingrich in 1996 when a black man named Ward Connerly was the point man who was determined to end once and for all this atrocity that robs so many working and middle class white people of their dreams.

“Affirmative action” has morphed into something that infects not only college admissions and corporate hiring but also our judicial system along with even our immigration policies. It is no longer even discussed by our politicians since Gringrich declared it taboo when it was one of the issues with the broadest appeal including Reagan Democrats along many union workers. We are dying as a Party and a nation.

You Hope and Change dopes, Audacious Gingrich is laughing at you fools.

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on November 28, 2011 at 3:42 AM

This just read like a lot of conjecture. I simply don’t believe that anyone would pay this kind of money, especially for one hour per week to hear some basic stuff.

Igor R. on November 28, 2011 at 1:47 AM

Vote for Newt. He makes money the old fashioned way – he steals it through influence peddling. But he can beat Obama in a debate! Always remember if we nominate this crook, we will have a crook who is a better debater than the democrat’s crook.

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on November 28, 2011 at 3:47 AM

Good Morning HA!

cmsinaz on November 28, 2011 at 5:48 AM

lolol
morning joe:huntsman is the most consistent conservative among the three (newt, john, and mitt)

boy they really are upset about the NHUL endorsement

cmsinaz on November 28, 2011 at 6:12 AM

Out of the gate,Bill Whittle,starts off with Newt!
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*VIDEO* Bill Whittle On Character
Nov 28 2011
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http://thedaleygator.wordpress.com/2011/11/28/video-bill-whittle-on-character/

canopfor on November 28, 2011 at 6:13 AM

O/T
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The Madness continues……

Award-Winning Sesame Street/Disney Composer Busted For Child Pornography
Nov 28 2011
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An Emmy and Grammy Award-winning composer who has written songs for PBS’s Sesame Street as well as the Disney Channel was arrested for child pornography Monday.

The Charleston Post and Courier shockingly reported Tuesday:

A man who composed music for “Sesame Street” and the Disney Channel and who started a jazz program for students at Porter-Gaud School appeared in federal court Monday, accused of making and sending child pornography.

[Fernando] Rivas’ resume lists ties to Gloria Estefan, Cyndi Lauper, Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. In 2006, Disney hired him to compose the music for “Handy Manny,” a children’s animated TV program about a bilingual handyman and his talking tools.
(More…………….)
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http://thedaleygator.wordpress.com/2011/11/28/award-winning-sesame-streetdisney-composer-busted-for-child-pornography/

canopfor on November 28, 2011 at 6:21 AM

Good Morning HA!

cmsinaz on November 28, 2011 at 5:48 AM

cminaz:Morning CM:)

canopfor on November 28, 2011 at 6:22 AM

canopfor on November 28, 2011 at 6:21 AM

sick…absolutely sick

cmsinaz on November 28, 2011 at 6:23 AM

cminaz:Morning CM:)

canopfor on November 28, 2011 at 6:22 AM

:)

cmsinaz on November 28, 2011 at 6:23 AM

canopfor on November 28, 2011 at 6:21 AM
sick…absolutely sick

cmsinaz on November 28, 2011 at 6:23 AM

cmsinaz:It gets sicker!:)
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Minnesota Teacher Pleads Guilty To Attempted Pimping
Nov 28 2011
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Minnesota Teacher Pleads Guilty To Attempted Pimping – Washington Examiner

A substitute teacher for a special-education school in North St. Paul has pleaded guilty to trying to groom a student for prostitution.
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http://thedaleygator.wordpress.com/2011/11/28/minnesota-teacher-pleads-guilty-to-attempted-pimping/

canopfor on November 28, 2011 at 6:29 AM

O/T
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Occupy LA Live Feed Streaming
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http://occupylosangeles.org/

canopfor on November 28, 2011 at 6:42 AM

canopfor on November 28, 2011 at 6:29 AM

the slippery slope just gets longer…

what has the world become?

cmsinaz on November 28, 2011 at 6:42 AM

There is not one candidate that will do anything about sending 20 million illegal mooches back home.

Not one – that is running, anyway.

stenwin77 on November 28, 2011 at 6:45 AM

canopfor on November 28, 2011 at 6:13 AM

Hey canopfor. That was one of whittle’s best.

gh on November 28, 2011 at 6:52 AM

The GOP will betray you

True_King on November 28, 2011 at 7:04 AM

canopfor on November 28, 2011 at 6:13 AM
Hey canopfor. That was one of whittle’s best.

gh on November 28, 2011 at 6:52 AM

gh:Yup,virtue and integrity is MIA!:)

canopfor on November 28, 2011 at 7:05 AM

The GOP will betray you

True_King on November 28, 2011 at 7:04 AM

True_King:And,Team Obama has betrayed America!!

canopfor on November 28, 2011 at 7:07 AM

canopfor on November 28, 2011 at 6:29 AM
the slippery slope just gets longer…

what has the world become?

cmsinaz on November 28, 2011 at 6:42 AM

cmsinaz:I think,in the latest revelations,of Sports coachs and
the childrens entertainment A through Z Industry,is at
the tip of the icebreg!!:)

canopfor on November 28, 2011 at 7:11 AM

canopfor on November 28, 2011 at 7:11 AM

i believe you maybe right…

cmsinaz on November 28, 2011 at 7:18 AM

Grrr… That autoplay of sleazy BJ Clinton offering his two cents is driving me crazy. Why doesn’t he offer Obama advice?

Who is capable of answering that three am phone call? Newt Gingrich, who has grown up to be the adult in the room.
http://spectator.org/archives/2011/11/28/newt-gingrich-grownup

onlineanalyst on November 28, 2011 at 7:18 AM

About a year ago, I spoke at a conference in Europe that attracted a lot of very rich people from all over the continent, as well as a lot of people who manage money for high-net-worth individuals.

What made this conference remarkable was not the presentations, though they were generally quite interesting. The stunning part of the conference was learning – as part of casual conversation during breaks, meals, and other socializing time – how many rich people are planning for the eventual collapse of European society.

Not stagnation. Not gradual decline. Collapse.

… and we get a President that just had to make America “more like Europe” just in time for the “Apocalypse.”

J_Crater on November 28, 2011 at 7:22 AM

ExpressoBold on November 28, 2011 at 1:32 AM

Hot? So he’s selective now.

Cindy Munford on November 28, 2011 at 7:23 AM

Do we at least think that Newt is on to the Democrats? Republicans always seem surprised by the things Democrats do and say.

Cindy Munford on November 28, 2011 at 7:32 AM

Canopfor @6:42,

LA mayor going to cave once again?

cmsinaz on November 28, 2011 at 7:35 AM

Cindy: I think that Newt understands the Democrats, just as he knows that the media are carrying the water for them and for Obama. He has been tempered by political fires and matured. He knows much more than talking points and could fire back at those who rely on them.

onlineanalyst on November 28, 2011 at 7:38 AM

onlineanalyst on November 28, 2011 at 7:38 AM

That’s a good point. It’s nice to see someone not taking it.

Cindy Munford on November 28, 2011 at 7:43 AM

Cain. And would be happy with Bachmann.

Igor R. on November 27, 2011 at 9:27 PM

And if you think those two are better as candidates for President, you are fooling yourself. Second, it is likely Republicans will control both houses of Congress and they will be considerably more conservative than when Bush failed to push through comprehensive immigration reform. The idea that Newt can single handedly legalize 15 million illegals is laughable, and thats being generous.

deadrody on November 28, 2011 at 9:40 AM

Filing bogus ethics complaints to discredit someone they viewed as a threat…Now…where have we seen that tactic used before? Hmm..

powerpro on November 27, 2011 at 11:49 PM

Luvs ya, powerpro, thanks for the research.

Newt/Sarah 2012?

Who is John Galt on November 28, 2011 at 10:56 AM

And if you think those two are better as candidates for President, you are fooling yourself. Second, it is likely Republicans will control both houses of Congress and they will be considerably more conservative than when Bush failed to push through comprehensive immigration reform. The idea that Newt can single handedly legalize 15 million illegals is laughable, and thats being generous.

deadrody on November 28, 2011 at 9:40 AM

I don’t think they are better as candidates for President, they are better as President. I am tired of selecting Progressive-leaning candidates because they are supposedly better at beating Obama. As for whether Newt can legalize all the illegals, perhaps not, but he will certainly contribute to the ultimate goal as much as possible.

Igor R. on November 28, 2011 at 11:15 AM

Luvs ya, powerpro, thanks for the research.

Newt/Sarah 2012?

Who is John Galt on November 28, 2011 at 10:56 AM

Works for me. :)

powerpro on November 28, 2011 at 12:23 PM

Amity Schlaes asks, “What happened?”, meaning, what changed to cause the public to warm to Newt. She has it half-right, but the nutshell answer is that he’s an insider, with all the political savvy necessary, but he’s not “Establishment”, with all the negatives that term now carries.

Will that be enough to bring him a nomination? No idea. But if Newt were to be nominated, his approach to Obama as an opponent will be blistering.

Freelancer on November 28, 2011 at 12:24 PM

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