Quotes of the day

posted at 10:40 pm on January 11, 2012 by Allahpundit

“‘I don’t want America to be a nation that’s primarily known for financial speculation,’ the president said during the event in the East Room. ‘I want us to be known for making and selling products all over the world stamped with three proud words: ‘Made in America.’

“To be sure, the president made no mention of Romney directly, but he has been critical of Wall Street before and the tenor of his remarks neatly complimented Vice President Biden’s assail on the former Massachusetts governor Tuesday, when he told New Hampshire Democrats via teleconference that Romney cares more about stockholders than employees.”

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“Rick Santorum took a nameless swipe at Republicans who have been criticizing Mitt Romney’s time at Bain Capital.

“‘It’s this hostile rhetoric, which unfortunately – I don’t want to stand here and be a defender of Mitt Romney,’ Santorum said to a friendly crowd here tonight, ‘but unfortunately some in our party now, even some running for president will engage in with respect to capitalism. It is bad enough for Barack Obama to blame folks in business for causing problems in this country. Its one other thing for Republicans to join him.’”

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“Jon Huntsman on Wednesday joined the chorus of Republicans urging Mitt Romney’s opponents to tone down their attacks on the former Massachusetts governor over his time at the investment firm Bain Capital.

“‘If you have creative destruction in capitalism, which has always been a part of capitalism, it becomes a little disingenuous to take on Bain Capital,’ Huntsman told reporters Wednesday after a campaign appearance at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. ‘I think it’s more instructive to look at governor Romney’s record as governor.’”

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“We have heard a lot over the last couple months about the anti-Romney sentiment in the Republican party. However, this statistic suggests that, in New Hampshire at any rate, Romney is the only candidate with whom a majority of the party is satisfied. The rest of the candidates seem to have alienated more than half of the GOP.

“That is Romney’s biggest advantage, far and away.”

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“‘He’s going to have to defend this,’ Perry said in an interview on ‘Fox and Friends’ on Wednesday morning. ‘And better in January than September if he’s going to be our nominee and have to explain.’”

Via Breitbart TV.

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“‘I think their argument fell flat here in New Hampshire. They tried it very hard, ran ads here, were up and down the state campaigning, and people in the state here said, ‘look, we want a guy who spent some time in the private sector, not someone who spent their entire life in Washington.’ So I think it’s working for my benefit,’ the former Massachusetts governor said.”

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“Perry began the segment attacking President Obama, but Hannity quickly shifted gears to the ‘very harsh words’ Perry has had for Romney. ‘It almost sounds like Occupy Wall Street,’ he noted, ‘it doesn’t sound like someone who is governing Texas as a conservative.’”

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Nobody in her family, including herself, has gotten married without already being pregnant.

Jailbreak on January 12, 2012 at 12:29 AM

How incredibly nasty. I take it you’ve never had such a marriage in your illustrious family tree. Must be nice.

alwaysfiredup on January 12, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Ol’ Rick is gonna “Alamo” is opponents. He said so on Sunday in Spartanburg, South Carolina. ‘Course, I reckon Ol’ Rick doesn’t know how that particular battle turned out for the Texans involved, not to mention Davy Crockett. Giddy-up!
Horace on January 12, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Ol’ Rick will make them an offer he will forget.
Igor R. on January 12, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Double Oy. It’s embarrassing for a TX governor, of all people, not to know how that Alamo thing turned out.

whatcat on January 12, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Be for whomever. Be funny. Be smart. Be stupid.

But never, never, never make fun of service, or use service to attempt to be funny.

Schadenfreude on January 12, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Since Perry served in the Air Force, I’m not sure this is making fun of anybody’s real service.

Igor R. on January 12, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Jailbreak on January 12, 2012 at 12:29 AM

This is so NOT cool..

Dire Straits on January 12, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Igor R. on January 12, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Good one.

29Victor on January 12, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Rush Limbaugh needs to take a 2nd look at Ron Paul. I hope he’s not so dedicated to proxy wars and nation building that he’d sacrifice economic liberty and the Constitution.

FloatingRock on January 12, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Please dont talk about the single digit candidates.

THANKS!!!

Single digit election results and poll numbers. Single digit Palinesque IQ’s. Is there a pattern here?

Jailbreak on January 12, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Your idiocy is so…pure.

Jimma Carter was in Mensa. And look how lousy his presidency was?

Romney would be the same.

One thing I’ll admit in the unlikely event he did become POTUS. He would be a one-termer, and leave office 200 million bucks richer than he went in.

KirknBurker on January 12, 2012 at 12:37 AM

But never, never, never make fun of service, or use service to attempt to be funny.

Schadenfreude on January 12, 2012 at 12:34 AM

aye aye sir!!!

TEEEEEEN HUT!!!!

semper fi….or something.

Jailbreak on January 12, 2012 at 12:38 AM

Bain Capital makes for the perfect boogeyman for the General Election:

Limbaugh and Clear Channel signed an eight-year, $400,000,000 contract extension in August 2008.

Clear Channel Communications, Inc. is an American media conglomerate company headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.[3] It was founded in 1972 by Lowry Mays and Red McCombs, and was taken private by Bain Capital LLC and Thomas H. Lee Partners LP in a leveraged buyout in 2008.

The GOP might as well be renamed the Bain Old Party. Gee, and I thought Goldman Sachs was bad with the whole bought-and-paid-for-people scandals in politics. :-(

Punchenko on January 12, 2012 at 12:38 AM

He has NO….degree.

Really? Just High School Grad? Damn. That could be a selling point actually.

Flapjackmaka on January 12, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Double Oy. It’s embarrassing for a TX governor, of all people, not to know how that Alamo thing turned out.

whatcat on January 12, 2012 at 12:36 AM

He wasn’t sure, but thought it had something to do with renting cars.

Igor R. on January 12, 2012 at 12:39 AM

One thing I’ll admit in the unlikely event he did become POTUS. He would be a one-termer, and leave office 200 million bucks richer than he went in.

KirknBurker on January 12, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Dummy, he didnt even take a salary as governor of mass. If he wanted to get richer, he wouldve continued his insane success in the world of big finance. Only the dumb people get rich from politics.

Jailbreak on January 12, 2012 at 12:40 AM

How incredibly nasty. I take it you’ve never had such a marriage in your illustrious family tree. Must be nice.

alwaysfiredup on January 12, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Actually, it is nice. Its a matter of economic/social status dont you know?

Jailbreak on January 12, 2012 at 12:41 AM

As soon as Kerry saluted at the convention, his military record became. As soon as Romney claimed 100,000 jobs created by Bain, Bain became fair game.

29Victor on January 12, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Nobody in her family, including herself, has gotten married without already being pregnant.

Jailbreak on January 12, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Oh come on, This website looks liberal enough for the last few days, Now you are pushing it to Dkos standerds

OrthodoxJew on January 12, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Good one.

29Victor on January 12, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Thanks. It sure wasn’t “culture capitalism”.

Igor R. on January 12, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Jailbreak on January 12, 2012 at 12:38 AM

Are you still IN jail?

kenny on January 12, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Nobody in her family, including herself, has gotten married without already being pregnant.

Jailbreak on January 12, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Keep it classy, jacka$$

JPeterman on January 12, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Its a matter of economic/social status dont you know?

Jailbreak on January 12, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Actually it happens in all economic and social strata. And always has.

alwaysfiredup on January 12, 2012 at 12:42 AM

KirknBurker on January 12, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Here is my nightmare scenario. Romney is the nominee. On Obamacare and TARP, he says I agree with Romney. Where is the problem? Both of us are pro-choice. Romney loses.

antisocial on January 12, 2012 at 12:44 AM

KirknBurker on January 12, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Give up on him. He doesn’t want to debate, he wants to shut down any criticism of his boy.

29Victor on January 12, 2012 at 12:44 AM

They’ve had it for 30+ years
Aslans Girl on January 12, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Triple Oy.

whatcat on January 12, 2012 at 12:44 AM

JPeterman on January 12, 2012 at 12:13 AM
JPeterman on January 12, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Are you familiar with WorldCat, Mr. Peterman? Do a search and you may find the title in a library near you. Or take a print-out of the holding libraries to your local library and request an interlibrary loan of the title.

Title doesn’t seem to have made it very far out of the Southeast with used book sellers. At $75 to $195 it is pricey.

But it’s a cool story. Kinda surprised that it hasn’t made it to the screen à la The Phenix City Story or Walking Tall.

de rigueur on January 12, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Oh come on, This website looks liberal enough for the last few days, Now you are pushing it to Dkos standerds

OrthodoxJew on January 12, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Well, Saint Palin said tonite that we need to get the truth out. I did not type a single false statement.

Thank you.

Jailbreak on January 12, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Punchenko on January 12, 2012 at 12:38 AM

And: Bain has given more $$ to Obama than to Romney.

Bain supports Obama, people! And you want to defend Bain?! Bain supports a socialist for POTUS, and you want to defend Bain? You REALLY think BAIN = CAPITALISM?

Think!

Aslans Girl on January 12, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Actually, it is nice. Its a matter of economic/social status dont you know?

Jailbreak on January 12, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Eh, are you really sure that your tree is free of pre-marital implantation?

Regardless, I do find the fact that the Palins seem to be into getting pregnant before marriage a bit odd. Contraception is a pretty easy thing to get these dyas.

McDuck on January 12, 2012 at 12:45 AM

antisocial on January 12, 2012 at 12:44 AM

In my nightmare Obama thanks Romney for helping design Obamacare.

29Victor on January 12, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Keep it classy, jacka$$

JPeterman on January 12, 2012 at 12:42 AM

I love that woman, but she disappointed me tonight on Hannity with her Bain FUD. Can’t trust ANY politician to be true to the free market these days.

Igor R. on January 12, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Dummy, he didnt even take a salary as governor of mass. If he wanted to get richer, he wouldve continued his insane success in the world of big finance. Only the dumb people get rich from politics.

Jailbreak on January 12, 2012 at 12:40 AM

You’re the dummy. He’s still being paid millions each year by Bain.

Stayright on January 12, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Actually it happens in all economic and social strata. And always has.

alwaysfiredup on January 12, 2012 at 12:42 AM

uh, yes it does happen in all social strata.

And it is MUCH more prevalent in the less educated spheres of our social-economic cultures.

Jailbreak on January 12, 2012 at 12:47 AM

You’re the dummy. He’s still being paid millions each year by Bain.

Stayright on January 12, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Is that a fact? Really?

Is it a salary just for existing?

Jailbreak on January 12, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Punchenko on January 12, 2012 at 12:38 AM

Yeah, that’s just one buy out. What do you think all these righty pundits from National Review to Ann Coulter to Fox New Channel getting? One hopes somebody investigates their investors, I am sure, you will find Bain everywhere.

promachus on January 12, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Via NRO comment section:

This is a repost of a comment that I saw at Sullivan today, which explains how companies like Bain can doom the places they invest in:

“I work at a company owned by Bain and not far from another company owned by another private equity firm, so I have experienced and heard about much of what these firms do. Most Americans appreciate a free market system in which those that produce the best goods and services at the best value should be successful and become wealthy. However, when people become fabulously wealthy at the expense of others while producing nothing but investment gain for the investors, I think most Americans take pause. The company down the way is an illuminating example of this flaw in our system that firms like Bain take advantage of.

In 2004 this company was bought by a private equity firm. In order to fund the buyout the PE firm issued bonds. They then used the proceeds to pay themselves back. Essentially they leveraged the target company in order to fund their purchase of the target company. They then got back everything and left the take-over company with a mountain of debt. The interest alone on this debt is more than the company’s operating profits. The PE firm then fired the management, 1/3 of the workers, installed pay freezes and reduced benefits. The new management team that the PE firm installed were paid massive salaries (the new CEO made seven times what the former had). Obviously, the situation could not hold and the company declared bankruptcy. In order to get the bankruptcy approved, the company was forced, at the urging of the PE firm, to jettison its long-time pension plan. Now the company has about half the workforce it once did, lower wages relative to cost of living, worse benefits and no more pensions.

This is just one example, and I don’t know how the Bain takeovers were structured under Romney, but I don’t think calling what they do ‘looting’ is very far off at all. Investors and PE firm management make off like bandits in these cases. When they are taken over and stripped and laden with debt they are much more exposed to economic factors. The companies may survive and may even thrive given a favorable economy, but one hiccup can easily start them down the road to ruin.”

Hard to defend this in a general election.

Stayright on January 12, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Here is my nightmare scenario. Romney is the nominee. On Obamacare and TARP, he says I agree with Romney. Where is the problem? Both of us are pro-choice. Romney loses.

antisocial on January 12, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Ah, but Romney can claim that he did a better job at Bain that Obama with GM. He can blame Obama for the Volt fires, and Obama will resign in shame!

Igor R. on January 12, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Igor R. on January 12, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Bain is not free market. It thrived on govt. subsidies for ages.

promachus on January 12, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Actually, it is nice. Its a matter of economic/social status dont you know?

Jailbreak on January 12, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Does it sting that Palin is richer, more important and more famous than you? And she’s from a “low” social status. :)

Good Solid B-Plus on January 12, 2012 at 12:49 AM

So your inference wasn’t drawn from logic, but rather from bad faith.
Good Solid B-Plus on January 12, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Nope, it was logic. Of course I haven’t (until now!) considered the possibility she’s Russian born, English is a second language, and its not a lack of brain power, but a lack of fluency which produces so many comments which maker her sound like a jackass and appear incredibly stupid.

Buy Danish on January 12, 2012 at 12:49 AM

its it’s.

Buy Danish on January 12, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Double Oy. It’s embarrassing for a TX governor, of all people, not to know how that Alamo thing turned out.
whatcat on January 12, 2012 at 12:36 AM

He wasn’t sure, but thought it had something to do with renting cars.
Igor R. on January 12, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Or maybe something culinary, as when you put ice cream on a dessert; “I’m gonna fetch me some Roadkill Pie ala Mo”.

whatcat on January 12, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Does it sting that Palin is richer, more important and more famous than you? And she’s from a “low” social status. :)

Good Solid B-Plus on January 12, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Well, I do pretty well. But, I dont make as much as Sarah Palin and Meghan McCain do. Sarah has a great gig on Fox TV pretending to be a conservative with knowledge and Meghan McCain is on MSNBC.

Imagine a debate between Sarah Palin and Meghan McCain. The universe would suck into itself and just leave one big black hole.

Jailbreak on January 12, 2012 at 12:51 AM

Bain is currently owned by liberals.

Thus, they support Obama.

Schadenfreude on January 12, 2012 at 12:52 AM

But it’s a cool story. Kinda surprised that it hasn’t made it to the screen à la The Phenix City Story or Walking Tall.

de rigueur on January 12, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Thank you so much. Saved, bookmarked and new toy for me! And I see you can search university libraries and the author used to teach at one down in Tennessee from what I’ve read.

And thanks for the tip on The Phenix City Story!!!!

JPeterman on January 12, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Bain is not free market. It thrived on govt. subsidies for ages.

promachus on January 12, 2012 at 12:49 AM

And the airlines thrive of government subsidies, and the oil companies thrive on depletion accounting rules, and banks thrive on bailouts, and anybody with a pension plan thrives on the implicit government guarantees, and blah blah blah. Bain wasn’t crony capitalism any more than any business. ANY bank today is a hundred times more “crony” than Bain.

Igor R. on January 12, 2012 at 12:52 AM

What are the chances someone drops out in the next week?

Aizen on January 12, 2012 at 12:53 AM

You’re the dummy. He’s still being paid millions each year by Bain.

Stayright on January 12, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Is that a fact? Really?

Is it a salary just for existing?

Jailbreak on January 12, 2012 at 12:47 AM

I don’t believe he continues to own an interest in Bain, but his retirement agreement included a percentage of Bain profits for life. That’s probably why he does not want to release his tax returns. They will show that he has personally profited from any deal Bain has ever done. No telling what they’ve done since he left as their CEO.

Stayright on January 12, 2012 at 12:53 AM

I like your posts but why not Palin at the top?

promachus on January 12, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Because she is really not running due to being pregnant with her sixth child.

And she’ll have another two before 2016.

That happens when you and your spouse are madly in love and open to life.

There is no greater thing than to love your wife without any thought or hesitation, to be 100% completely open to the possibility of bringing more life into the world.

Palin is a good good woman, and ..a fertile woman, and a great leader.

Reason, as Master Po of Kung Fu Panda would say: She is so much fertility awesomeness!

OK, I’m being funny.

Actually Palin/Walker or Walker/Palin would probably both be strong tickets.

Nothing gets you dreaming and planning for the future presidential election like….Mitt Romney. His campaigning is almost a way for him to campaign for Walker or Palin or Jindal or Rubio for 2016. I don’t think he knows that though.

KirknBurker on January 12, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Or maybe something culinary, as when you put ice cream on a dessert; “I’m gonna fetch me some Roadkill Pie ala Mo”.

whatcat on January 12, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Given his special fondness for Islam he really liked that Al Amo sound.

Igor R. on January 12, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Imagine a debate between Sarah Palin and Meghan McCain. The universe would suck into itself and just leave one big black hole.

Jailbreak on January 12, 2012 at 12:51 AM

It’s the one debate that Palin would be guaranteed to win.

McDuck on January 12, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Punchenko on January 12, 2012 at 12:38 AM

Yeah, that’s just one buy out. What do you think all these righty pundits from National Review to Ann Coulter to Fox New Channel getting? One hopes somebody investigates their investors, I am sure, you will find Bain everywhere.
promachus on January 12, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Indeed. Paranoids everywhere check under their beds at night for the Bain Boogeyman.

whatcat on January 12, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Nope, it was logic. Of course I haven’t (until now!) considered the possibility she’s Russian born, English is a second language, and its not a lack of brain power, but a lack of fluency which produces so many comments which maker her sound like a jackass and appear incredibly stupid.

Buy Danish on January 12, 2012 at 12:49 AM

“I own x” = “I have never used x” isn’t a logical inference, no matter how much you’d like to think it is.

Well, I do pretty well. But, I dont make as much as Sarah Palin and Meghan McCain do. Sarah has a great gig on Fox TV pretending to be a conservative with knowledge and Meghan McCain is on MSNBC.

Imagine a debate between Sarah Palin and Meghan McCain. The universe would suck into itself and just leave one big black hole.

Jailbreak on January 12, 2012 at 12:51 AM

Well, since you’re so much smarter than both of them, it should be easy for you to make millions as a pundit. Hop to it, then! :)

Good Solid B-Plus on January 12, 2012 at 12:56 AM

KirknBurker on January 12, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Is all that fertility stuff meant to be satire?

Buy Danish on January 12, 2012 at 12:56 AM

What are the chances someone drops out in the next week?

Aizen on January 12, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Approximately 44.63945% But I usually round it off to 44.6395%. Please note my complete mastery of the rounding rules.

Igor R. on January 12, 2012 at 12:56 AM

What are the chances someone drops out in the next week?

Aizen on January 12, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Santorum goes and tosses his support to Romney.

JPeterman on January 12, 2012 at 12:57 AM

Or maybe something culinary, as when you put ice cream on a dessert; “I’m gonna fetch me some Roadkill Pie ala Mo”.
whatcat on January 12, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Given his special fondness for Islam he really liked that Al Amo sound.
Igor R. on January 12, 2012 at 12:54 AM

“Allah mo, mo, mo – how do you like it, how do you like it?”

whatcat on January 12, 2012 at 12:58 AM

Jailbreak on January 12, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Boy, you really betray your youth.

Do you really think Romney got his Bain killings via a salary?

Run along and play but be home before dark.

KirknBurker on January 12, 2012 at 12:59 AM

Yeah, that’s just one buy out. What do you think all these righty pundits from National Review to Ann Coulter to Fox New Channel getting? One hopes somebody investigates their investors, I am sure, you will find Bain everywhere.

promachus on January 12, 2012 at 12:47 AM

I’m betting Romney paid off all remaining student loan debt for Kathryn Jean Lopez. She was barely thirty when she starting pimping Romney hard and burned whatever credibility she had built in the process.

Stayright on January 12, 2012 at 12:59 AM

Buy Danish on January 12, 2012 at 12:56 AM

No. Except the part where Sarah has eight children.

KirknBurker on January 12, 2012 at 1:00 AM

“I own x” = “I have never used x” isn’t a logical inference, no matter how much you’d like to think it is.
Good Solid B-Plus on January 12, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Yes it is! Think of, say, a Freudian Slip. What people reveal unintentionally. It’s all very, very logical…

Buy Danish on January 12, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Indeed. Paranoids everywhere check under their beds at night for the Bain Boogeyman.

whatcat on January 12, 2012 at 12:55 AM

They are making a new Wizard of Oz: Perry is looking for his brain, the Paranoids are looking for their Bain, Newt is in pain, Paul is insane, Santorum is looking for gays, Romney is looking for his heart, Hunstman is looking for relevancy, Nancy is the Wicked Witch of the West, Soros is the man behind the curtain. It all ends with Newt and the Witch on the couch. And than Obama mama shows up and screams in some Indonesian setting “We are not in Kansas any more!”.

Igor R. on January 12, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Yeah, that’s just one buy out. What do you think all these righty pundits from National Review to Ann Coulter to Fox New Channel getting? One hopes somebody investigates their investors, I am sure, you will find Bain everywhere.

promachus on January 12, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Some of my fellow conservatives deserve what they are getting when it comes to Coulter. They kept her relevant by buying her books.

McDuck on January 12, 2012 at 1:03 AM

“Allah mo, mo, mo – how do you like it, how do you like it?”

whatcat on January 12, 2012 at 12:58 AM

We all know that Mo loved Allah.

Igor R. on January 12, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Santorum goes and tosses his support to Romney.

JPeterman on January 12, 2012 at 12:57 AM

Didn’t Santorum just say last night that he’s the “true” conservative to take on Mitt? Why would he drop out, let along endorse the guy’s he’s going after?

Aizen on January 12, 2012 at 1:03 AM

I’m betting Romney paid off all remaining student loan debt for Kathryn Jean Lopez. She was barely thirty when she starting pimping Romney hard and burned whatever credibility she had built in the process.

Stayright on January 12, 2012 at 12:59 AM

I agree. She’s pretty awful, although Coulter is now dead to a lot of people.

I had heard criticism of her a few years ago along the lines of her talking conservatism but never really being conservative, arguing that she just did it to sell books and that she likes tweekin people. I didn’t agree or disagree with this other person’s opinion. But now, it seems so obvious. I know she had a major-league crush on JFK Jr. but hey Matlin married Carville so it happens I suppose.

KirknBurker on January 12, 2012 at 1:04 AM

What are the chances someone drops out in the next week?
Aizen on January 12, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Santorum goes and tosses his support to Romney.
JPeterman on January 12, 2012 at 12:57 AM

Don’t think so, at least until after the SC primary. Then those who are barely registering, e.g. Huntsman and Perry, really can’t justify staying in. It should be the end for Newt, too, unless he’s stuck too deep in stupid with his crazed Captain Ahab act to extricate himself.

whatcat on January 12, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Some of my fellow conservatives deserve what they are getting when it comes to Coulter. They kept her relevant by buying her books.

McDuck on January 12, 2012 at 1:03 AM

HIM relevant by buying HIS books. Don’t dis that strapping fellow with his prominent Adam’s apple.

Igor R. on January 12, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Didn’t Santorum just say last night that he’s the “true” conservative to take on Mitt? Why would he drop out, let along endorse the guy’s he’s going after?

Aizen on January 12, 2012 at 1:03 AM

They could have cut a deal. It would not surprise me. I would expect that behavior from Romney, big dealmaking capitalist that he is, but Santorum would take a huge hit in his credibility if he endorsed after being offered the VP spot.

KirknBurker on January 12, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Governor Palin urges Romney:

1) to release tax return to ensure that Obama has no further ammunition against him.

2) to prove 100,000 jobs created at Bain.

Good argument.

But Hannity changes subject while suffering mild seizure.

Genius!

And the most excellent point is:

CONSERVATISM IS FOR FREE MARKET – CAPITALISM WHERE EVERYONE HAS THE FREEDOM AND INCENTIVE TO INVEST! NOT MONOPOLISTIC CAPITALISM!

TheAlamos on January 12, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Nobody in her family, including herself, has gotten married without already being pregnant.

Jailbreak on January 12, 2012 at 12:29 AM

So she is not socially conservative? GOOD FOR SARAH PALIN.

Your hypocrisy stinks!

TheAlamos on January 12, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Yes it is! Think of, say, a Freudian Slip. What people reveal unintentionally. It’s all very, very logical…

Buy Danish on January 12, 2012 at 1:01 AM

This has nothing to do with Freudian Slips. Is this just shtick, now?

Good Solid B-Plus on January 12, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Didn’t Santorum just say last night that he’s the “true” conservative to take on Mitt? Why would he drop out, let along endorse the guy’s he’s going after?

Aizen on January 12, 2012 at 1:03 AM

He also hasn’t gotten into the capitalist mud with Perry and Newt. No organization, not enough money. Michelle Bachmann also said she was staying in the night she lost in Iowa and then what happened.

JPeterman on January 12, 2012 at 1:08 AM

Governor Palin urges Romney:

1) to release tax return to ensure that Obama has no further ammunition against him.

2) to prove 100,000 jobs created at Bain.

Good argument.

But Hannity changes subject while suffering mild seizure.

Genius!

And the most excellent point is:

CONSERVATISM IS FOR FREE MARKET – CAPITALISM WHERE EVERYONE HAS THE FREEDOM AND INCENTIVE TO INVEST! NOT MONOPOLISTIC CAPITALISM!

TheAlamos on January 12, 2012 at 1:06 AM

She’s got it in for Romney for what he did to her during the ’08 campaign. What she should be doing instead is urging Obama to release his college records instead.

Igor R. on January 12, 2012 at 1:08 AM

“To be sure, the president made no mention of Romney directly, but he has been critical of Wall Street before and the tenor of his remarks neatly complimented Vice President Biden’s assail on the former Massachusetts governor Tuesday, when he told New Hampshire Democrats via teleconference that Romney cares more about stockholders than employees.

I know perfectly well that the attitude expressed in the text I marked in bold type, is politically toxic because the average voter “thinks” with his/her gut, not his/her head. However, digging a little deeper than skin surface we can find that this a terrifct attribute to have.

Let’s see; who are America’s “stockholders”? Why, US, the taxpayers! And who are America’s “employees”? Government workers, that’s who. Therefore, we, the “stockholders” want a CEO with OUR interest at heart; we see our “employees” are running amok, squandering OUR resources (taxes), and we are mad as hell. Enough is enough. Time to appoint someone who can “fire people” (the last one we had was Reagan and he didn’t fired enough of them).
I also know that the following will sound hollow, but it is true: The above statement in no way constitute an exclusive endorsement of Romney. I am willing to support any candidate with the same attitude regarding “firings”.

APasserBy on January 12, 2012 at 1:08 AM

whatcat on January 12, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Hey don’t knock it.

Being a Captain Ahab can be an exhilarating amount of fun.

You just have pull out of the dive before you hit bottom.

Then get to altitude and…

do it again! Yeeehaaawwww!

Knowing Newt that SOB is probably having great fun watching Mittens and the Establishment squirm. It will be fun to see how this real-life action movie ends up.

KirknBurker on January 12, 2012 at 1:09 AM

Igor R. on January 12, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Radicals don’t do that.

antisocial on January 12, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Don’t think so, at least until after the SC primary. Then those who are barely registering, e.g. Huntsman and Perry, really can’t justify staying in. It should be the end for Newt, too, unless he’s stuck too deep in stupid with his crazed Captain Ahab act to extricate himself.

whatcat on January 12, 2012 at 1:05 AM

I meant after the SC primary. It might depend on what Perry does.

JPeterman on January 12, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Igor R. on January 12, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Radicals don’t do that.

antisocial on January 12, 2012 at 1:10 AM

The entire premise was a joke based on the well-publicized moral equivalency “gaffe” of Romney about his time at Bain and Obama’s GM activities. Of course Obama can’t resign in shame because he has no shame.

Igor R. on January 12, 2012 at 1:13 AM

She’s got it in for Romney for what he did to her during the ’08 campaign. What she should be doing instead is urging Obama to release his college records instead.

Igor R. on January 12, 2012 at 1:08 AM

You do know she’s said that about O’s college records more than once, and I’m not talking about when she was campaigning back in 2008.

Boy, you need to study up on ALL the players and get up to speed.

You lose your credibility when you make statements like that betraying that you have not watched, listend to, or read columns/writings from people in politics.

Facts are your friend.

KirknBurker on January 12, 2012 at 1:14 AM

HIM relevant by buying HIS books. Don’t dis that strapping fellow with his prominent Adam’s apple.

Igor R. on January 12, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Ah. Well, that would explain her absurd use of a particular slur when speaking about John Edwards. Self-loathing and all that.

McDuck on January 12, 2012 at 1:15 AM

McDuck on January 12, 2012 at 1:15 AM

her=his… obviously.

McDuck on January 12, 2012 at 1:18 AM

HIM relevant by buying HIS books. Don’t dis that strapping fellow with his prominent Adam’s apple.

Igor R. on January 12, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Does this mean Bill Maher is gay?

Stayright on January 12, 2012 at 1:18 AM

This has nothing to do with Freudian Slips. Is this just shtick, now?
Good Solid B-Plus on January 12, 2012 at 1:07 AM

You are really being a bore. I used Freudian Slip as an example of someone unintentionally revealing something, letting it, you know, slip. In the case of the Princesse I “believe” she let it slip that she hadn’t read the book, just owned it. It’s not an exact science, but it’s logical nevertheless because I have endured weeks of perfectly asinine, idiotic comments directed at me, and during that time I’ve reached certain conclusions about her.

Over and Out.

Buy Danish on January 12, 2012 at 1:19 AM

You do know she’s said that about O’s college records more than once, and I’m not talking about when she was campaigning back in 2008.

Boy, you need to study up on ALL the players and get up to speed.

You lose your credibility when you make statements like that betraying that you have not watched, listend to, or read columns/writings from people in politics.

Facts are your friend.

KirknBurker on January 12, 2012 at 1:14 AM

I’ve read her stuff. I just got irritated by her preaching tone and turned the sound off tonight. I also think her less and less smiley demeanor every time she appears on Fox is nothing but practiced image manipulation. She should have run and she lost HER credibility with me. I don’t want to listen to her preachy crap any more. Mama effing Grizzly.

Igor R. on January 12, 2012 at 1:19 AM

As soon as Kerry saluted at the convention, his military record became. As soon as Romney claimed 100,000 jobs created by Bain, Bain became fair game.

29Victor on January 12, 2012 at 12:41 AM

No, Kerry’s military record became fair game the moment he joined the military.

Dante on January 12, 2012 at 1:21 AM

I meant after the SC primary. It might depend on what Perry does.
JPeterman on January 12, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Ah, yeah, I thought it would be odd to drop out before then.

You have to keep in mind that Perry was all ready to pack it up after Iowa, as evidenced by that very glum concession speech and the confusion in his campaign if he was calling it quits or not then. It’s reasonable to expect, being stuck at 5% give or take a 10th of a point or two, that he will be finishing that “I’m out” Iowa speech after SC.

whatcat on January 12, 2012 at 1:22 AM

She’s got it in for Romney for what he did to her during the ’08 campaign.

It’s good advice. Romney will be hammered for not releasing his tax record. If he has been using tax shelters, it’s best to let everyone know now and have it dry out. It’s lose, bigger lose for him.It just helps play the whole class warfare sentiment of the Obama camp. And his campaign made his son apologize over a joke about birtherism. Romney will try to play a whole economic message but cornering yourself in like that is not good at all.

And defending Bain for starters would be good. Some of those clips in the ads will be used by Obama to define who Romney is before he himself can do it. But hey, whatever.

Flapjackmaka on January 12, 2012 at 1:22 AM

HIM relevant by buying HIS books. Don’t dis that strapping fellow with his prominent Adam’s apple.

Igor R. on January 12, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Does this mean Bill Maher is gay?

Stayright on January 12, 2012 at 1:18 AM

In more ways than one.

Igor R. on January 12, 2012 at 1:22 AM

Ah. Well, that would explain her absurd use of a particular slur when speaking about John Edwards. Self-loathing and all that.

McDuck on January 12, 2012 at 1:15 AM

I don’t know. Slurring John Edwards is like slurring Obama: it can’t be done, and even if it could be, it would be a blessing.

Igor R. on January 12, 2012 at 1:25 AM

From Dan Reihl’s “Conservatives Are Being Played, Perry And Gingrich Are Right”

Sometimes the stupidity out here gets too much to take. This is one of those times. What is going on between Gingrich and Romney has nothing to do with a battle for, or over capitalism.

Romney is not simply a capitalist, what he is is a corporatist. And it’s that insulation that would allow him to bankrupt a steel mill, walk away from its pension obligations, pocketing millions and leaving taxpayers on the hook to bail it out. And that’s the bullsh*t he and much of the GOP is selling as capitalism today in defending Romney.

Aslans Girl on January 12, 2012 at 1:26 AM

From the same link:

But the GOP establishment – and some useful idiots with no depth of understanding of what’s actually going on – are picking up the mantle of it’s an attack on capitalism. No it’s not.

Sums up so many here, unfortunately.

Aslans Girl on January 12, 2012 at 1:27 AM

Boy, you really betray your youth.

Do you really think Romney got his Bain killings via a salary?

Run along and play but be home before dark.

KirknBurker on January 12, 2012 at 12:59 AM

It’s a Dem troll plant.

angryed on January 12, 2012 at 1:29 AM

Igor R. on January 12, 2012 at 12:52 AM

More excuses.

KirknBurker on January 12, 2012 at 1:30 AM

John Bolton said set to endorse Mitt Romney.

Carthoris on January 12, 2012 at 1:31 AM

bed time. sleep. bye

Flapjackmaka on January 12, 2012 at 1:31 AM

It’s a Dem troll plant.

angryed on January 12, 2012 at 1:29 AM

Makes you wonder what they are doing here, afterall this is a ‘family’ fight.

KirknBurker on January 12, 2012 at 1:31 AM

And defending Bain for starters would be good. Some of those clips in the ads will be used by Obama to define who Romney is before he himself can do it. But hey, whatever.

Flapjackmaka on January 12, 2012 at 1:22 AM

You can’t defend Bain. It’s like defending a foreclosure company.
Yeah it’s legal and it server a purpose. But good luck getting people to like the CEO of it.

angryed on January 12, 2012 at 1:31 AM

Mittbots profess themselves to be smarter than anyone else. Which is ironic because they’re the only ones too stupid to understand why some of us aren’t too thrilled with the Bains of the world.

Accusing someone of being anti-capitalist because they don’t like Bain/Romney is like accusing someone of being anti-automobile because they mock the Chevy Volt.

angryed on January 12, 2012 at 1:34 AM

Nobody in her family, including herself, has gotten married without already being pregnant.

Jailbreak on January 12, 2012 at 12:29 AM

You’re a creep.

BabyGrace on January 12, 2012 at 1:35 AM

The Romneybots heads explode because of Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin got Mitt Romney real good tonight! She is right about the transparency and his jobs claim as well as the Tax Returns. If didn’t know any better I would say Sarah Palin is actually running for president.

CoolChange80 on January 12, 2012 at 1:36 AM

Yes it is! Think of, say, a Freudian Slip. What people reveal unintentionally. It’s all very, very logical…

Buy Danish on January 12, 2012 at 1:01 AM

I own:

- a Louis Vuitton bag
- the whole Little Sister, Baby Sitter’s Club series
- Ugg boots
- J’Adore perfume
- a Starbucks coffee mug
- an elliptical
- War and Peace

All have been used.

Do you not realize how easy it is to forecast your movements?

Go back to questioning Palin’s fertility.

Midwestprincesse on January 12, 2012 at 1:36 AM

Sarah Palin is actually running for President of the United States. She is Romney’s greatest threat and she isn’t even in the race.

CoolChange80 on January 12, 2012 at 1:37 AM

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