Quotes of the day

posted at 10:59 pm on December 13, 2011 by Allahpundit

“Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney blasted rival Newt Gingrich Tuesday as an ‘extremely unreliable leader in the conservative world’ who has taken positions in this campaign that should give GOP voters pause as they consider their choices for the party’s nomination…

“‘He has been an extraordinarily unreliable leader in the conservative world—not 16 or 17 years ago but in the last two to three years,’ Romney said. ‘And even during the campaign, the number of times he has moved from one spot to another has been remarkable. I think he’s shown a level of unreliability as a conservative leader today.’…

“‘Let’s look at the record,’ he said. ‘When Republicans were fighting for cap and trade and needed a leader to stand up against cap and trade, he did an ad with Nancy Pelosi about global warming,’ he said. ‘When Republicans took one of the most courageous votes I’ve seen in at least a decade to call for the reform of Medicare under the Paul Ryan plan, he goes public and says this is a ‘right-wing social engineering’ plan. Even today he called it ‘suicide.’”

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“1994 is very tough on Romney. The contrast between Romney and Gingrich in this year of GOP ascendancy and congressional clout unrealized since the days of Eisenhower and Truman that many conservatives may find it disqualifying. Whatever Republicans come to think of Gingrich’s leadership style as speaker, they know Gingrich helped lead the GOP to its first House majority in 40 years and didn’t tinker around the edges with his newly won power. An agenda that achieved spending cuts, sought and over time won a balanced budget, welfare reform, tax cuts, telecommunications reform and congressional reform is not and was not timid…

“At the same time, Romney was running against Kennedy in Massachusetts, a liberal state where a successful Republican had to soften some of the harder edges of the GOP’s anti-Clinton, anti-Democratic rhetoric. Romney softened them past the state of sponginess and came out on the hardened side of opposition…

“Gingrich called the idea of a party committing to an agenda and inviting voters to throw them out if they didn’t follow through ‘revolutionary.’ At an important moment in the party’s history and ideological move toward conservatism, Gingrich and Romney drew very different conclusions about what would work and what would fail. This is known as a contrast and a historical fact.”

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“Inside D.C., it sounds very strange to say that Gingrich is an ‘outsider.’ Gingrich has eaten from just about every trough imaginable inside the Beltway. And yet, he’s always been very clear that he wants to (‘fundamentally,’ ‘historically,’ ‘categorically’ and ‘radically’) overturn the existing order. Some critics always thought, plausibly, that such pronouncements were part of his act or a sign of his megalomania.

“But there’s another possibility: It’s true. Moreover, the times may be ripe for precisely the sort of vexing, vainglorious and all-too-human revolutionary Gingrich claims to be. That’s the argument a few people have been wrestling with. Gingrich, after all, is the only candidate to actually move the government rightward. While getting wealthy off the old order, he’s been plotting for decades how to get rid of it. To paraphrase Lenin, perhaps the K Streeters paid Gingrich to build the gallows he will hang them on?

“That remains a stretch. Mitt Romney is still the sensible choice if you believe these are rough, but generally sensible, times. If, however, you think these are crazy and extraordinary times, then perhaps they call for a crazy, extraordinary — very high-risk, very high-reward — figure like Gingrich.”

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“Our world that’s coming is a world of narrowing, not widening, choices. It’s a world that suits Mr. Romney’s skills and history, his knack for operating within constraints and making choices based on data, data, data. Mr. Obama lives in the same world, of course, but is unequipped to deal with it given his dubious gifts for execution, execution, execution. Also, given his inclination to seek refuge in a clueless reverie of big new programs at a time when the resources simply don’t exist.

“Nor is there a Big Idea that can transform our unhappy prospects. Lunar mining will not rescue Medicare. People like Mr. Gingrich play a useful role in politics: It’s good to be able to talk thrillingly about history, civilization. But they make bad—perhaps we should say, unnecessary—presidents. When ideas are new and unfamiliar, they’re not executable. When they’re executable we need people who can execute.

“The consensus for painful reform comes when the status quo hits the wall. It’s a myth that we don’t know what our choices are. That’s the Romney moment. His strong suit has always been to do what everyone else has put off.”

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“Just as Kerry’s candidacy represented an attempt to effectively out-patriot George W. Bush (‘You have a war president? We have a war hero!’), the former speaker has skillfully played to the Republican desire for a candidate who can finally outsmart and out-orate Obama…

“In reality, Kerry outdebated Bush but did not outpoll him, Al Gore won the 2000 debates on points only to lose them on personality, and Abraham Lincoln lost the Illinois Senate race to Stephen Douglas. When a presidential debate does matter to a campaign’s outcome, it’s usually a passing one-liner (Ronald Reagan’s ‘there you go again’ Walter Mondale’s ‘where’s the beef?’) rather than a Ciceronian performance that makes the difference.

“More important for the Republican Party’s purposes, it isn’t 2008 anymore, and conservatives don’t actually need to explode the fantasy of Obama’s eloquence and omnicompetence. The harsh reality of governing has already done that for them. Nobody awaits the president’s speeches with panting anticipation these days, or expects him to slay his opponents with the power of his intellect. Obamamania peaked with the inauguration, and it’s been ebbing ever since…

“Conservatives may want catharsis, but the rest of the public seems to mainly want reassurance.”

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“‘The longer this race goes, the more you’re going to see these Republican candidates try to mortgage the general election to try and win the primary campaign,’ said David Axelrod, the chief strategist for the president’s re-election campaign. He added, ‘They’re being tugged to the right every day.’…

“‘Just remember, the higher a monkey climbs on a pole, the more you can see his butt,’ Mr. Axelrod said. ‘So, you know, the speaker is very high on the pole right now, and we’ll see how people like the view.’”

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“In a written statement, Romney welcomed the endorsement.

“‘Christine has been a leader in the conservative movement for many years,’ Romney said. ‘Christine recognizes that excessive government threatens us now and threatens future generations, and I am pleased to have her on my team.’”


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I agree. If Newt wins the presidency he will reinstate his Stalinist regime that lorded over us in the ’90s. We will all be enslaved under the yoke of fascistic communist Newtonian fascism again! We were so blind in the ’90s! So blind! Newt enslaved us all under his Contract with America! We we’re under contract! CONTRACT!

Punchenko on December 13, 2011 at 11:24 PM

Doesn’t it strike you as kind of odd that Mitt Romney wants us to forget everything he did in the early ’90s, while Newt wants us to forget everything he’s done since then?

KingGold on December 13, 2011 at 11:32 PM

Noot’s for the people that are butthurt that Trumps not running.

Ruiner on December 13, 2011 at 11:32 PM

I want all Karl Rove appearences on FOX News to end.

apocalypse on December 13, 2011 at 11:28 PM

You don’t like the alien and muslim loving architect? How quaint…

Igor R. on December 13, 2011 at 11:33 PM

Noot’s for the people that are butthurt that Trumps not running.

Ruiner on December 13, 2011 at 11:32 PM

Y’mean like Rush Limbaugh, for example?

KingGold on December 13, 2011 at 11:34 PM

butthurt

Ruiner on December 13, 2011 at 11:32 PM

Butthurt.

John the Libertarian on December 13, 2011 at 11:34 PM

…every top candidate from Palin, Huckabee, Christie, and Ryan…

CoolChange80 on December 13, 2011 at 11:24 PM

50% of the people you listed would only qualify as ‘top candidates’ in a mirror universe.

Palin is a groupie-bilking fruitloop with delusions of grandeur and Huckabee is a fundie screwball.

MelonCollie on December 13, 2011 at 11:35 PM

This thread is very disheartening. I think I will go to bed now. I’ve learned nothing here.

minnesoter on December 13, 2011 at 11:35 PM

John the Libertarian
Many thanks for reminding me of “The Cloud of Unknowing” late last night. Have been chewing on it ever since. Thanx again.

BTW, in case you didn’t know, I am now officially a “crude boor” and a “bigot” and I became both on HA without using even one naughty word. Hoo-wah!

Horace on December 13, 2011 at 11:35 PM

butthurt

Ruiner on December 13, 2011 at 11:32 PM

Ach! You’re an Ace of Spades loser, aren’t you?

John the Libertarian on December 13, 2011 at 11:35 PM

By the way, if you thought Sarah Palin was a “top candidate”, then you are even dumber than she is. She was smart enough to know that she had less chance than a rock. It was fun to watch her fool her loyal fool following though.

Jailbreak on December 13, 2011 at 11:30 PM

Way to make friends & influence people….LOL

PDS

idesign on December 13, 2011 at 11:35 PM

With a little time…
The bann hammer will swing again.

Electrongod on December 13, 2011 at 11:36 PM

Explains all the bowing.
No support.

Electrongod on December 13, 2011 at 11:32 PM

Well, I attribute that to the “Hussein” part of the mosaic that makes up the monkey’s butt.

Igor R. on December 13, 2011 at 11:36 PM

Y’mean like Rush Limbaugh, for example?

KingGold on December 13, 2011 at 11:34 PM

Bro – Rush was dumping on noot on today’s show. He’s on on the wagon.

Ruiner on December 13, 2011 at 11:37 PM

Many thanks for reminding me of “The Cloud of Unknowing” late last night. Have been chewing on it ever since. Thanx again.

Horace on December 13, 2011 at 11:35 PM

It’s a profound read. I came across it in college, and it helped change me for the better.

Yeah, I’m one of the ones that came after you going after a southerner’s drawl, because it’s style over substance. But you’re joking. That doesn’t make you a bigot. Keep speaking your mind and let the fools be damned.

John the Libertarian on December 13, 2011 at 11:38 PM

It was fun to watch her fool her loyal fool following though.

Jailbreak on December 13, 2011 at 11:30 PM

She did fine.
It was the rest that failed her.
Shame on us….well..them.

Electrongod on December 13, 2011 at 11:38 PM

Well, I attribute that to the “Hussein” part of the mosaic that makes up the monkey’s butt.

Igor R. on December 13, 2011 at 11:36 PM

That’s deep.
Right down the middle even.
Poor Hussein.
:)

Electrongod on December 13, 2011 at 11:39 PM

No you haven’t convinced me to hop on the Nootwagon.

Ruiner on December 13, 2011 at 11:30 PM

I would garner that is because someone has not offered you more money than your current employer.
But I support Bachmann as well…

astonerii on December 13, 2011 at 11:40 PM

Bro – Rush was dumping on noot on today’s show. He’s on on the wagon.

Ruiner on December 13, 2011 at 11:37 PM

He seems awfully confused about whom he likes these days, now that he’s not in the business of defending Cain from daily harassment accusations.

KingGold on December 13, 2011 at 11:40 PM

Doesn’t it strike you as kind of odd that Mitt Romney wants us to forget everything he did in the early ’90s, while Newt wants us to forget everything he’s done since then?

KingGold on December 13, 2011 at 11:32 PM

What the heck are you talking about? Gee golly whiz, KingGold — the Council on Foreign Relations really did a number on you, didn’t they?
You need to vote for Willard Mitt Romney and save the United States from Newt’s plot to ENSLAVE us all again!

And remember: It isn’t a mandate when the state does it!

Ha! Ha! Ha! … Ha! Ha! Ha!… Ha! Ha! Ha!

Punchenko on December 13, 2011 at 11:40 PM

John the Libertarian
My mother had a “southern drawl” until she died at age 84.

It surprises me how many posters here at HA lack a sense of humor. Life is to be enjoyed, not just lived.

Anyway, kudos again for the “Cloud of Unknowing” reminder. Ordered a copy from Amazon today. My original went into the “Where Did I Put It?” tunnel.

Cheers. Keep fighting the good fight.

Horace on December 13, 2011 at 11:42 PM

It’s fascinating to watch as we eat our own kind. Good luck with that ooooh so smarty-ism.

birdhurd on December 13, 2011 at 11:42 PM

Punchenko that’s what you MDS victims have been saying for months about Romney. Please become an adult, kthx.

Ruiner on December 13, 2011 at 11:42 PM

And remember: It isn’t a mandate when the state does it!

Ha! Ha! Ha! … Ha! Ha! Ha!… Ha! Ha! Ha!

Punchenko on December 13, 2011 at 11:40 PM

Okay, that’s some funny sh!t, I lol’d a lot…

John the Libertarian on December 13, 2011 at 11:43 PM

That’s deep.
Right down the middle even.
Poor Hussein.
:)

Electrongod on December 13, 2011 at 11:39 PM

But Larry Sinclair loved it so.

Igor R. on December 13, 2011 at 11:44 PM

No you haven’t convinced me to hop on the Nootwagon.

Ruiner on December 13, 2011 at 11:30 PM

So you’re all aboard the Perry Ferry.

RickB on December 13, 2011 at 11:44 PM

Punchenko wants us to think that Mitt Romney is the devil himself for passing a healthcare bill in Mass that was a watered down bill from the original single payer version that the legislative super-majority (veto-proof) was pushing.

Yet Newt has been a staunch supporter of a federal healthcare mandate for years right up until a few months ago and he turns a blind eye.

Logic please?

Ruiner on December 13, 2011 at 11:45 PM

It surprises me how many posters here at HA lack a sense of humor. Life is to be enjoyed, not just lived.

Horace on December 13, 2011 at 11:42 PM

Hear, hear! The best way to Alinsky liberals it to just laugh at them. I wish more people could lighten up.

John the Libertarian on December 13, 2011 at 11:45 PM

We need to get behind Christine O’Donnell — and the thin woman inside of her — and come together to make Willard Mitt Romney the 45th President of the United States.

Punchenko on December 13, 2011 at 11:45 PM

I’m in the Bachmann luvwagon.

Ruiner on December 13, 2011 at 11:46 PM

hillsofixon on December 13, 2011 at 11:10 PM

Who knows? Maybe Moochelle and COD are “gardening” together?

KOOLAID2 on December 13, 2011 at 11:46 PM

He seems awfully confused about whom he likes these days, now that he’s not in the business of defending Cain from daily harassment accusations.

KingGold on December 13, 2011 at 11:40 PM

Rush seems not to be in his best shape of the season: getting more and more addicted to to discussing his mentions on MSNBC and his tea product, and not being able to coherently discuss the pluses and minuses of the candidates.

Igor R. on December 13, 2011 at 11:47 PM

But Larry Sinclair loved it so.

Igor R. on December 13, 2011 at 11:44 PM

:)

I gotta stop.
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Electrongod on December 13, 2011 at 11:49 PM

Yet Newt has been a staunch supporter of a federal healthcare mandate for years right up until a few months ago and he turns a blind eye.

Ruiner on December 13, 2011 at 11:45 PM

I’m totally on board with Mitt. Glenn Beck has convinced me that Newt Gingrich wants to enslave us all and will re-instate his Stalinist regime from the ’90s. :-(

I remember when Speaker Gingrich (also known as Marshal Gingrich!) enslaved all of Washington under NewtCare in the ’90s. I remember even though most Newt supporters — under the control of the U.N.! — fail to remember how Newt made their healthcare decisions for them!

Wake up Newt supporters! Only Mitt Romney can lead us to the promised land… which I’m told is Missouri! Only Mitt can shrink government like he did in Massachusetts! Read your Glenn Beck!

Punchenko on December 13, 2011 at 11:50 PM

I’m in the Bachmann luvwagon.

Ruiner on December 13, 2011 at 11:46 PM

Yes, Bachmann is so much better than anyone else it’s amazing that three amnesty lovers and a crazy guy are battling it out for Iowa.

Igor R. on December 13, 2011 at 11:50 PM

Horace on December 13, 2011 at 11:42 PM

When people know you better, they will understand jokes.

Cindy Munford on December 13, 2011 at 11:51 PM

I’m in the Bachmann luvwagon.

Ruiner on December 13, 2011 at 11:46 PM

Me too. Romney, Mother Bachmann, or George Washington Santorum. Any of those three will make the black helicopters go away and keep the Council on Foreign Relations from selling out the U.S. to the Japanese Yakuza.

9/12 Project! Baaagaaahh!111!!

Punchenko on December 13, 2011 at 11:52 PM

Punchenko on December 13, 2011 at 11:50 PM

You’re a horrible troll. It’s nice to see you’re now spicing up your posts with a little bit of religious bigotry though.

Ruiner on December 13, 2011 at 11:52 PM

If Newt was/is such a fan of the mandate why did he lead the defeat of Hilarycare? Her plan didn’t have a mandate?

Cindy Munford on December 13, 2011 at 11:53 PM

Marcus Bachmann will make for a delightful First Lady.

Punchenko on December 13, 2011 at 11:54 PM

Cindy Munford
Thanx. Always enjoy your posts.
You are sort of a hand-wringing, look-at-both-sides wimpess, but I still enjoy them. (Wink! Wink! Nudge! Nudge!)

Horace on December 13, 2011 at 11:54 PM

Not a Newt fan, but Glenn Beck is a jackass. Does the guy even listen to himself? Or think rationally?

therightwinger on December 13, 2011 at 11:54 PM

You’re a horrible troll. It’s nice to see you’re now spicing up your posts with a little bit of religious bigotry though.

Ruiner on December 13, 2011 at 11:52 PM

What? Because he said Promiseland?

Cindy Munford on December 13, 2011 at 11:55 PM

When people know you better, they will understand jokes.

Cindy Munford on December 13, 2011 at 11:51 PM

This is so true.
Especially on platforms where only written words are communicated.
We have to learn about the individual through their style of text.
Takes time.

Electrongod on December 13, 2011 at 11:55 PM

You’re a horrible troll. It’s nice to see you’re now spicing up your posts with a little bit of religious bigotry though.

Ruiner on December 13, 2011 at 11:52 PM

The religious bigotry became a Broadway hit.

Punchenko on December 13, 2011 at 11:55 PM

(Wink! Wink! Nudge! Nudge!)

Horace on December 13, 2011 at 11:54 PM

Actually, Mrs. Munford is the gold standard around here.

John the Libertarian on December 13, 2011 at 11:56 PM

Lunar mining will not rescue Medicare.

Actually it would. A booming tech sector, a booming aerospace sector, a booming defense industry might well produce a growing GDP. Get GDP growth up to 4% and it’s exactly what we need to save Social Security and Medicare.

Think of it as building another trans continental railroad, or another Panama Canal, or another Louisiana Purchase, or another Seward’s Folly.

If we can just keep the NASA bureaucrats out of it.

Skandia Recluse on December 13, 2011 at 11:56 PM

“‘Christine has been a leader gold digger in the conservative movement for many years,’ Romney said.

AshleyTKing on December 13, 2011 at 11:57 PM

:)

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Electrongod on December 13, 2011 at 11:49 PM

That’s OK. Bent axel started it.

Igor R. on December 13, 2011 at 11:57 PM

Here is an excellent interview with Mitt Romney. He is such a delightful man ready to answer any question thrown at him:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MofWPexIabc&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PLED2D12601337F7E2

Punchenko on December 13, 2011 at 11:57 PM

I agree with Glenn Beck about Newt but Romney is little better. Compared to those two Ron Paul will easily win my vote. Actually I’m starting to get used to the idea of supporting Ron Paul and am starting to hope he might actually have a shot. This nation, the world really, is at a crossroads and I want to take the small-gov path.

FloatingRock on December 13, 2011 at 11:58 PM

And if you were here last September, a number of people would have attempted to crack your skull for saying so. Those threads got nasty, as I recall.

Inkblots on December 13, 2011 at 11:08 PM

I was here last september, I saw that. I just wasn’t yet registered to post. And I would have excoriated them for trying to run such an obnoxious loser in place of a moderate who was all but guaranteed to win.

vegconservative on December 13, 2011 at 11:58 PM

If we can just keep the NASA bureaucrats government out of it.

Skandia Recluse on December 13, 2011 at 11:56 PM

AshleyTKing on December 13, 2011 at 11:58 PM

This nation, the world really, is at a crossroads and I want to take the small-gov path.

FloatingRock on December 13, 2011 at 11:58 PM

Then support Rick Perry!

John the Libertarian on December 13, 2011 at 11:59 PM

Horace on December 13, 2011 at 11:54 PM

I guess I could be read that way. I am vacillating between the contrarian in me that despises inside the Beltway types pretending that they have a clue about my world and the logical person who expects Newt to shot himself in the foot at any moment.

Cindy Munford on December 14, 2011 at 12:00 AM

John the Libertarian
May I draw your attention to “Wink, wink, nudge, nudge?”

I am merely re-echoing what I have seen maroons post in regard to Ms. Munford.

“How an elephant got in my pajamas, I’ll never know.” Ba-da-bing!

Horace on December 14, 2011 at 12:00 AM

If Newt was/is such a fan of the mandate why did he lead the defeat of Hilarycare? Her plan didn’t have a mandate?

Cindy Munford on December 13, 2011 at 11:53 PM

He wanted somebody better than the Wicked Witch of the West in charge?

/not honestly sure

MelonCollie on December 14, 2011 at 12:00 AM

If Newt was/is such a fan of the mandate why did he lead the defeat of Hilarycare? Her plan didn’t have a mandate?

Cindy Munford on December 13, 2011 at 11:53 PM

Yep, it didn’t. Newt came up with the individual mandate idea as a counter to Hillarycare. Even in the Dem primary, they agreed on all points but the one essential they differed on was the mandate: Hillary opposing, Obama supporting. Or do I have it in reverse?

promachus on December 14, 2011 at 12:00 AM

Actually it would. A booming tech sector, a booming aerospace sector, a booming defense industry might well produce a growing GDP. Get GDP growth up to 4% and it’s exactly what we need to save Social Security and Medicare.

Think of it as building another trans continental railroad, or another Panama Canal, or another Louisiana Purchase, or another Seward’s Folly.

If we can just keep the NASA bureaucrats out of it.

Skandia Recluse on December 13, 2011 at 11:56 PM

Yes, let’s invest in infrastructure, it’s the conservative thing to do. I mean FDR loved doing it, and Newt thinks he is the greatest President of the 20th century.

Igor R. on December 14, 2011 at 12:01 AM

Think of it as building another trans continental railroad, or another Panama Canal, or another Louisiana Purchase, or another Seward’s Folly.

Skandia Recluse on December 13, 2011 at 11:56 PM

Don’t push your Newtonian Communistic Fascism here, bub! America don’t need no stinkin’ Louisiana Big Government Purchase or Panama Canal! Say, didn’t Teddy Roosevelt do that whole Panama Canal business (although it wasn’t business, because it’s SOCIALISM!)

Punchenko on December 14, 2011 at 12:01 AM

Ms. Munford
The only ways I read you are honest, earnest, respectful, intelligent and probably a real Virginia babe.

Horace on December 14, 2011 at 12:02 AM

Horace on December 14, 2011 at 12:00 AM

I hear you, I even quoted your wink wink. But C. Munford is the voice of reason on this crazy site.

John the Libertarian on December 14, 2011 at 12:02 AM

I guess I could be read that way. I am vacillating between the contrarian in me that despises inside the Beltway types pretending that they have a clue about my world and the logical person who expects Newt to shot himself in the foot at any moment.

Cindy Munford on December 14, 2011 at 12:00 AM

Another open reg tomorrow. Bleah.

cynccook on December 14, 2011 at 12:03 AM

Who’s Ruiner?

KOOLAID2 on December 14, 2011 at 12:03 AM

promachus on December 14, 2011 at 12:00 AM

But supposedly Heritage was for it at the time also. Gov. Romney could help himself immensely if he would admit that Romneycare was an experiment that didn’t work. Nobody blames him for trying but that he won’t admit that it failed.

Cindy Munford on December 14, 2011 at 12:04 AM

When Republicans were fighting for cap and trade and needed a leader to stand up against cap and trade, he did an ad with Nancy Pelosi about global warming

Yes. Then he went before Congress and fought against cap & trade, helping the cause, while right around the same time Romney was saying that cap & trade was “Good for business.”

Weak/misleading hits in a hit piece ruin the entire thing for me.

29Victor on December 14, 2011 at 12:04 AM

Yes, let’s invest in infrastructure, it’s the conservative thing to do. I mean FDR loved doing it, and Newt thinks he is the greatest President of the 20th century.

Igor R. on December 14, 2011 at 12:01 AM

1. It beats investing in bombs and bullets all the time.

2. FDR invested comparatively little in actual infrastructure and quite a lot in recovery programs that weren’t worth a darn.

MelonCollie on December 14, 2011 at 12:04 AM

“Just remember, the higher a monkey climbs on a pole, the more you can see his butt” Mr. Axelrod said.

Hey David! The President has a message for you.

Flora Duh on December 14, 2011 at 12:04 AM

Then support Rick Perry!

John the Libertarian on December 13, 2011 at 11:59 PM

Ron Paul is the only one we can be certain is small-gov.

FloatingRock on December 14, 2011 at 12:05 AM

cynccook on December 14, 2011 at 12:03 AM

We are going to try going up tho the library to see if we can get Mr. Munford registered. If we can’t do it there we will try to get one of the kids in Virginia to register him.

Cindy Munford on December 14, 2011 at 12:05 AM

Who’s Ruiner?

KOOLAID2 on December 14, 2011 at 12:03 AM

I’m guessing he’s from Ace of Spades.

John the Libertarian on December 14, 2011 at 12:06 AM

Cindy Munford on December 14, 2011 at 12:04 AM

Well, yes, Newt floated the idea, which was quickly circulated in the conservative policy circles. Problem is, Newt just floated the idea, Mittens acted on it. Therein lies the rub.

promachus on December 14, 2011 at 12:06 AM

Horace on December 14, 2011 at 12:02 AM

Way to old to be a babe but I appreciate the thought.

Cindy Munford on December 14, 2011 at 12:06 AM

1. It beats investing in bombs and bullets all the time.

2. FDR invested comparatively little in actual infrastructure and quite a lot in recovery programs that weren’t worth a darn.

MelonCollie on December 14, 2011 at 12:04 AM

Investing in bombs and bullets is futile until you need bombs and bullets. And what was wrong with FDR’s “investments” into anything was the motivation: it was a Keynesian, fatally flawed exercise.

Igor R. on December 14, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Uggggghhhh.

nicktjacob on December 14, 2011 at 12:08 AM

I’m watching Carl Rove on Hannity right now at 12:05. Would anybody mind if I take that little white board he holds…reach into the screen…and try to put it into one of his body cavities so we can’t see it anymore?
Ok! Quit arguing…about which cavity!

KOOLAID2 on December 14, 2011 at 12:08 AM

“‘Christine has been a leader in the conservative movement for many years,’ Romney said. ‘Christine recognizes that excessive government threatens us now and threatens future generations, and I am pleased to have her on my team.’”

So the guy being accused of being a cultist embraces the endorsement of a witch?

29Victor on December 14, 2011 at 12:08 AM

Ron Paul is the only one we can be certain is small-gov.

FloatingRock on December 14, 2011 at 12:05 AM

Perry is a 10th-Amendment champion who has said repeatedly: I will work as hard as I can to make Washington D.C. as inconsequential as possible in your lives.

John the Libertarian on December 14, 2011 at 12:08 AM

This nation, the world really, is at a crossroads and I want to take the small-gov path.

FloatingRock on December 13, 2011 at 11:58 PM

I agree. We need to let China be the world’s policeman much like we should have let the Soviet Union be the world’s policeman during the Cold War. We had no business spending all of that money occupying West Berlin when the Soviets would have been happy to do it for us! Where in the Constitution does it say Marshall Plan or any of that other business!? IT DOESN’T!

Here is what I think… I think Newt Gingrich wants to keep the military deployed so that he can… wait for it… take away our freedoms. This isn’t an original idea, mind you — I read it on the back of my Glenn Beck’s Own Gourmet Survivalist Meal Ready to Eat.

Punchenko on December 14, 2011 at 12:09 AM

We are going to try going up tho the library to see if we can get Mr. Munford registered. If we can’t do it there we will try to get one of the kids in Virginia to register him.

Cindy Munford on December 14, 2011 at 12:05 AM

That’s what I was going to suggest.

cynccook on December 14, 2011 at 12:09 AM

Christine O’Donnell? Who cares? Mitt bragging rights: “I’ve been endorsed by an irrelevant loser.”

Kalifornia Kafir on December 14, 2011 at 12:09 AM

promachus on December 14, 2011 at 12:06 AM

Like I said above, I wish Gov. Romney would admit that it was a failed idea. It’s so odd, politicians will pretzel their words for almost anything but Romney wants to hang on to Romneycare. It makes me think that he won’t get rid of Obamacare, just try to make it “better”.

Cindy Munford on December 14, 2011 at 12:09 AM

I’m watching Carl Rove on Hannity right now at 12:05. Would anybody mind if I take that little white board he holds…reach into the screen…and try to put it into one of his body cavities so we can’t see it anymore?
Ok! Quit arguing…about which cavity!

KOOLAID2 on December 14, 2011 at 12:08 AM

So was I. It always amazes me that Hannity, who is one of the most boring guys in the world but seems to be right on most things has such loyalty to this snake.

Igor R. on December 14, 2011 at 12:11 AM

Perry is a 10th-Amendment champion who has said repeatedly: I will work as hard as I can to make Washington D.C. as inconsequential as possible in your lives.

John the Libertarian on December 14, 2011 at 12:08 AM

Ron Paul’s plan is to cut 1 trillion the first year and balance the budget by the end of his first term. What’s Perry’s plan?

FloatingRock on December 14, 2011 at 12:11 AM

Like I said above, I wish Gov. Romney would admit that it was a failed idea. It’s so odd, politicians will pretzel their words for almost anything but Romney wants to hang on to Romneycare. It makes me think that he won’t get rid of Obamacare, just try to make it “better”.

Cindy Munford on December 14, 2011 at 12:09 AM

Romney doesn’t consider it to be a failure; he considers it to be his signature piece of legislation.

cynccook on December 14, 2011 at 12:12 AM

Way to old to be a babe but I appreciate the thought.

Cindy Munford on December 14, 2011 at 12:06 AM

Raquel Welch is older and still a babe.

RickB on December 14, 2011 at 12:13 AM

I loathe o’donnell

her 15 minutes were used up a long time ago

she needs to just go away or switch parties.

kaltes on December 14, 2011 at 12:13 AM

John the Libertarian on December 14, 2011 at 12:08 AM

Compared to Newt and Romney, I agree that Perry is further on the small-gov side of the scale even if he’s not my candidate.

FloatingRock on December 14, 2011 at 12:13 AM

Perry is a 10th-Amendment champion who has said repeatedly: I will work as hard as I can to make Washington D.C. as inconsequential as possible in your lives.

John the Libertarian on December 14, 2011 at 12:08 AM

No, Glenn Beck said we have to vote for either of the following:

Michele Bachmann or Rick Santorum (who is George Washington.)

Ron Paul (should Gingrich steal the election and become the nominee)

or…

Mitt Romney

I do not recall any “Rick Perry” in Prophet Beck’s decree to the masses. Rick Perry could be FDR for all I know.

Punchenko on December 14, 2011 at 12:14 AM

New Romney campaign slogan: This Time He Means It!

cynccook on December 14, 2011 at 12:14 AM

What’s Perry’s plan?

FloatingRock on December 14, 2011 at 12:11 AM

Cut regulations.
Provide a 20% flat tax option on business and personal income.
Tort reform.
Open up federal lands for energy exploration.
Do away with the EPA, Dept. of Education and Dept. of Energy.

John the Libertarian on December 14, 2011 at 12:14 AM

cynccook on December 14, 2011 at 12:12 AM

Something that still leaves a lot of people without a policy and existing policies prices to escalate is not a success. At least, not in my opinion.

Cindy Munford on December 14, 2011 at 12:15 AM

I do not recall any “Rick Perry” in Prophet Beck’s decree to the masses. Rick Perry could be FDR for all I know.

Punchenko on December 14, 2011 at 12:14 AM

So I understand you’ve taken up trolling these days. How are you liking it?

cynccook on December 14, 2011 at 12:15 AM

Nobody blames him for trying but that he won’t admit that it failed.

Cindy Munford on December 14, 2011 at 12:04 AM

Yep. And he won’t admit that he promoted it as a model for all of the states.

That’s one of the biggest things that bugs me about Slick Willard. Actually it’s two rolled up into one. First that he won’t admit when he’s messed up and second that he can say with an absolutly straight face things that both he and his audience know to be a lie.

It reminds me waaaaaay too much of both our current president and President Clinton.

He doesn’t even try to squrim his way out of things like a proper politician, he just says “I didn’t do it.” “Here, I’ll bet you $10,000 that you can’t prove something that is easily proveable.”

Hey, I think I just thought of the perfect campaign song for Romney.

29Victor on December 14, 2011 at 12:16 AM

Something that still leaves a lot of people without a policy and existing policies prices to escalate is not a success. At least, not in my opinion.

Cindy Munford on December 14, 2011 at 12:15 AM

Well it does at least force employers to cover illegal immigrants, apparently, so not a total wash.//

cynccook on December 14, 2011 at 12:17 AM

RickB on December 14, 2011 at 12:13 AM

I know and I lose on two accounts, younger than she and nowhere near as beautiful.

Cindy Munford on December 14, 2011 at 12:17 AM

Ron Paul is the only one we can be certain is small-gov.

FloatingRock on December 14, 2011 at 12:05 AM

Small, shriveled up, cranky and crazy government FTW!

29Victor on December 14, 2011 at 12:17 AM

I do not recall any “Rick Perry” in Prophet Beck’s decree to the masses. Rick Perry could be FDR for all I know.

Punchenko on December 14, 2011 at 12:14 AM

So I understand you’ve taken up trolling these days. How are you liking it?

cynccook on December 14, 2011 at 12:15 AM

It’s liberating. Supporting Romney is much easier than supporting a not-Romney — it requires less work, fact-finding, or reason. All I have to do is copy-and-paste whatever Jennifer Rubin, National Review, Glenn Beck, etc. etc. etc. ad nauseum provides me.

Punchenko on December 14, 2011 at 12:18 AM

How are you liking it?

cynccook on December 14, 2011 at 12:15 AM

He’s joking, cynccook. Heavy sarcasm alert.

John the Libertarian on December 14, 2011 at 12:18 AM

Cut regulations.
Provide a 20% flat tax option on business and personal income.
Tort reform.
Open up federal lands for energy exploration.
Do away with the EPA, Dept. of Education and Dept. of Energy.

John the Libertarian on December 14, 2011 at 12:14 AM

He says so many good things. Unfortunately he say them in a halting, confused way. But that would only endear him to me if he wasn’t a lover of illegals and muslims.

Igor R. on December 14, 2011 at 12:18 AM

29Victor on December 14, 2011 at 12:16 AM

LOL! I thought, Scobby Do?

Cindy Munford on December 14, 2011 at 12:19 AM

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