Open thread: Hey, who’s up for an hour-long lecture on “fairness”? Update: Full text added; Update: Text of Daniels’s rebuttal added

posted at 8:25 pm on January 24, 2012 by Allahpundit

9 p.m. ET all across the dial. I promise you this: No matter how bad you think this will be, it’ll be even worse. Don’t believe me? Go read Matt Welch’s Frankenstein State of the Union, stitched together from the remains of more than five decades of SOTU addresses. Ninety percent of these speeches is boilerplate that gets repeated by Democratic and Republican presidents alike year after tedious year. The only reason to watch is that other 10 percent.

And I think you can guess what that’ll be about.

“We can either settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well, while a growing number of Americans barely get by,” Mr. Obama says in brief excerpts of the speech released by the White House on Tuesday evening. “Or we can restore an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share and everyone plays by the same set of rules.”

By putting a significant accent on taxes, where his differences with Congressional Republicans have always been pronounced, Mr. Obama renews the pressure on them to extend once again a temporary payroll tax break for most working Americans — and also amplifies the attention that has been focused all week on the wealth of Mitt Romney, one of his leading challengers, who has disclosed that he pays less than 15 percent on income of more than $20 million a year.

For weeks, Mr. Obama and his aides have been signaling that the theme of Tuesday’s speech, scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. Eastern Time, would be that the richest Americans should shoulder more of the nation’s tax burden, that the middle class should have a shot at prosperity and that the disadvantaged should be provided social scaffolding to help them climb upward.

In case you’re a prominent Democrat and that’s too complicated for you to follow, the White House also issued a set of talking points for the speech today. Meanwhile, Warren Buffett’s secretary will be onhand for the obligatory Skutnik moment when he calls for a new “Buffett Rule” on taxes (soon to become the “Romney Rule” if Mitt is the nominee). The Buffett Rule won’t fix entitlements and it won’t erase our deficits, but it might get The One re-elected — it’s popular, after all — and of course that’s what really matters. (His own top economic advisors warned him long ago that our current deficits are unsustainable, but oh well.) Apparently he’s also planning to say “I intend to fight obstruction with action” to show that he’s a can-do man of action, so if you liked those unconstitutional recess appointments earlier this month, good news: There may be more illegal power grabs to come.

Meanwhile, via Boehner’s office, a few snippets from Mitch Daniels’s rebuttal:

The extremism that stifles the development of homegrown energy, or cancels a perfectly safe pipeline that would employ tens of thousands, or jacks up consumer utility bills for no improvement in either human health or world temperature, is a pro-poverty policy. It must be replaced by a passionate pro-growth approach that breaks all ties and calls all close ones in favor of private sector jobs that restore opportunity for all and generate the public revenues to pay our bills…

It’s not fair and it’s not true for the President to attack Republicans in Congress as obstacles on these questions. They and they alone have passed bills to reduce borrowing, reform entitlements, and encourage new job creation, only to be shot down nearly time and again by the President and his Democrat Senate allies…

No feature of the Obama Presidency has been sadder than its constant efforts to divide us, to curry favor with some Americans by castigating others. As in previous moments of national danger, we Americans are all in the same boat. If we drift, quarreling and paralyzed, over a Niagara of debt, we will all suffer, regardless of income, race, gender, or other category. If we fail to shift to a pro-jobs, pro-growth economic policy, there will never be enough public revenue to pay for our safety net, national security, or whatever size government we decide to have.

Let the Daniels 2012 speculation begin! Here’s your handy dandy Hot Air/Townhall widget for livetweeting plus a sneak preview of tonight’s address that was released a few days ago — by Obama’s campaign, not by the White House. Like Krauthammer says, “This is all about reelection. This is not a State of the Union, it’s the state of the presidency.” Exit question: Will he attack the Supreme Court again tonight or is it some other group’s turn to be demagogued?

Update: National Journal has the text of O’s speech as prepared for delivery. Key bit:

Tax reform should follow the Buffett rule: If you make more than $1 million a year, you should not pay less than 30 percent in taxes. And my Republican friend Tom Coburn is right: Washington should stop subsidizing millionaires. In fact, if you’re earning a million dollars a year, you shouldn’t get special tax subsidies or deductions. On the other hand, if you make under $250,000 a year, like 98 percent of American families, your taxes shouldn’t go up. You’re the ones struggling with rising costs and stagnant wages. You’re the ones who need relief.

Now, you can call this class warfare all you want. But asking a billionaire to pay at least as much as his secretary in taxes? Most Americans would call that common sense.

We don’t begrudge financial success in this country. We admire it. When Americans talk about folks like me paying my fair share of taxes, it’s not because they envy the rich. It’s because they understand that when I get tax breaks I don’t need and the country can’t afford, it either adds to the deficit, or somebody else has to make up the difference – like a senior on a fixed income; or a student trying to get through school; or a family trying to make ends meet. That’s not right. Americans know it’s not right. They know that this generation’s success is only possible because past generations felt a responsibility to each other, and to their country’s future, and they know our way of life will only endure if we feel that same sense of shared responsibility. That’s how we’ll reduce our deficit. That’s an America built to last.

Update: And here’s Daniels’s rebuttal, again as prepared for delivery.

A second view, which I admit some Republicans also seem to hold, is that we Americans are no longer up to the job of self-government. We can’t do the simple math that proves the unaffordability of today’s safety net programs, or all the government we now have. We will fall for the con job that says we can just plow ahead and someone else will pick up the tab. We will allow ourselves to be pitted one against the other, blaming our neighbor for troubles worldwide trends or our own government has caused.

2012 must be the year we prove the doubters wrong. The year we strike out boldly not merely to avert national bankruptcy but to say to a new generation that America is still the world’s premier land of opportunity. Republicans will speak for those who believe in the dignity and capacity of the individual citizen; who believe that government is meant to serve the people rather than supervise them; who trust Americans enough to tell them the plain truth about the fix we are in, and to lay before them a specific, credible program of change big enough to meet the emergency we are facing.



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Horace

Tony is one of the best, he used to spend time in the mountains at my joint. He has to listen to several hundred a day and gets cranky. So tell the boys only the best delivered. You never know.
Oh, Great SOTU tonight eh? ///

Bmore on January 24, 2012 at 11:25 PM

speakeasy

I was thinking more of the late, great Max Headroom or one of the Presidents in the gallery at Disneyland.

Horace on January 24, 2012 at 11:25 PM

liberal4life
BedBug

Here you observe the essence of leftist polemics, folks:
Reflexive,shallow,uninformed, middle school level taunts.
Incandescent examples of the Obama constituency.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on January 24, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Is this like the episode of ST:NG where Data gets an emotion chip?

Gladtobehere on January 24, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Rombot is the boring version of Max Headroom with less personality.

Speakeasy on January 24, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Horace on January 24, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Deja vu’

Speakeasy on January 24, 2012 at 11:26 PM

The bad news: Obama will be re-elected

The good news: GOP will have the senate and house with a few additional conservative faces in the senate. By 2014 they could have 55, 56 in the senate and make Obama’s last 2 years uber lame duck.

Soetoro will simply use Executive Orders to rule by fiat.

If the GOP majorities make any noise about Soetoro’s usurpation of the Constitution his palace guards in the MSM will drag out the “r” word. If that doesn’t do it OWS will parade in the street, and maybe burn a few businesses.

By the time they are done the GOP will meekly apologize for questioning the First Black President.

MidniteRambler on January 24, 2012 at 11:27 PM

libtard4life is such an attention whore.

Roy Rogers on January 24, 2012 at 11:27 PM

His cadence and speech pattern was Midwestern.

haner on January 24, 2012 at 11:11 PM

I know that, but there was another midwestern gentleman, came from nearby Illinois, who had that same “voice from nowhere” but who learned to talk like a human instead of a robot or a high school student reading his term paper to the class. They called him Ronald Reagan. Look, I’m not criticizing Mitch Daniels, he is what he is, but why the RNC put such a milk-toast up against Obama at this particular critical time of our republic, is beyond me. The establishment doesn’t get it. We want fire from the belly, not ashes in an urn.

TXUS on January 24, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Bmore

They have some of the “best,” too.

As to the Obama speech – Sort of a combination of Marc Antony’s funeral oration for Caesar, the Gettysburg Address, Washington’s Farewell Speech and the sound the water when my toilet backs up.

Smelled like my toilet when it backs up, too.

Horace on January 24, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Somebody on here used to always post, “The GOP will betray you!” The evidence of the truth of this statement can never be more clear or glaring than it is right now.

Speakeasy on January 24, 2012 at 11:29 PM

2000?

annoyinglittletwerp on January 24, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Damn.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 24, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Democrat leadership = BAD COP

gop leadership = GOOD COP

These are the roles they play for growing the power of the Federal Government. The Dems go out and break the bank and take away personal liberties and the gop whines and cries about how the role of the fedgov should be “limited” and gets to parade to their base how they really mean business and are going to stop the growth of the Feds.

All the while at their cocktail parties in Georgetown both parties laugh at Flyover country and hold us all in contempt as ignorant serfs.

Tonight after they all get hissy with each other it will be back to the backslapping good ole boys club after the camera lights go off and the microphones go dead.


THIS is why nothing ever changes in the culture of corruption in the Beltway.

PappyD61 on January 24, 2012 at 11:31 PM

libtard4life is such an attention whore.

Roy Rogers on January 24, 2012 at 11:27 PM

If people keep giving it attention it keeps coming back for more.

angryed on January 24, 2012 at 11:32 PM

libtard4life is such an attention whore.

Roy Rogers on January 24, 2012 at 11:27 PM

lobotomy4life is showing the mental symtoms, of syphilis!

KOOLAID2 on January 24, 2012 at 11:34 PM

The bad news: Obama will be re-elected

The good news: GOP will have the senate and house with a few additional conservative faces in the senate. By 2014 they could have 55, 56 in the senate and make Obama’s last 2 years uber lame duck.

angryed on January 24, 2012 at 11:14 PM

The really bad news is that Obama will ignore the Constitution in his second term and rule by decree. He already intends “to fight obstruction with action” if Congress won’t go along with him. He won’t have anything to lose in a second term, and opposing him or the media is RACCISSSST.

Gladtobehere on January 24, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Look, I’m not criticizing Mitch Daniels, he is what he is, but why the RNC put such a milk-toast up against Obama at this particular critical time of our republic, is beyond me. The establishment doesn’t get it. We want fire from the belly, not ashes in an urn.

TXUS on January 24, 2012 at 11:27 PM

They don’t get. They never will get it. The stereoty of a Republican is a middle aged white balding accountant from Indiana. What does the RNC give us….a white middle aged balding accountant from Indiana.

He may be a nice guy but if he bores you to sleep, he will never get you excited to vote for him.

angryed on January 24, 2012 at 11:35 PM

PappyD61 on January 24, 2012 at 11:31 PM

I live and work around DC and was at the launch party for Politico some years back. I ran into some Republican political operatives there and started talking with them. Naturally, we started talking trash about Dems when, in the midst of the conversation, the Director of Coms for the Rep Party at the time turns to his friend and says, “This is what we call our base.” That boat-shoe wearing SOB said it in such a snide and condescending manner that I was flabbergasted and couldn’t think of anything to say. Finally, I gathered my wits and replied, “With people like you at the helm no wonder the GOP ship is sinking” and walked away. I think I shocked him with my reply cause he just glared at me.

Speakeasy on January 24, 2012 at 11:36 PM

liberal4life
BedBug
Here you observe the essence of leftist polemics, folks:
Reflexive,shallow,uninformed, middle school level taunts.
Incandescent examples of the Obama constituency.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on January 24, 2012 at 11:25 PM

52%

KOOLAID2 on January 24, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Democrat leadership = BAD COP

gop leadership = GOOD COP

These are the roles they play for growing the power of the Federal Government. The Dems go out and break the bank and take away personal liberties and the gop whines and cries about how the role of the fedgov should be “limited” and gets to parade to their base how they really mean business and are going to stop the growth of the Feds.

All the while at their cocktail parties in Georgetown both parties laugh at Flyover country and hold us all in contempt as ignorant serfs.

Tonight after they all get hissy with each other it will be back to the backslapping good ole boys club after the camera lights go off and the microphones go dead.

THIS is why nothing ever changes in the culture of corruption in the Beltway.

PappyD61 on January 24, 2012 at 11:31 PM

This. ^^^

PatriotGal2257 on January 24, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Hail the great emperor of a America for another great speech!

liberal4life on January 24, 2012 at 10:57 PM

You crack me up!-you are such a dumb ba-jina!
What are they paying you for this?

KOOLAID2 on January 24, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Having showed up late this evening I hadn’t seen this.

FIRST!!

canopfor on January 24, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Congratulations canophor !!!

Bmore on January 24, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Congratulations canophor !!!

Bmore on January 24, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Bish b***h-slapped him for it.
What?

annoyinglittletwerp on January 24, 2012 at 11:49 PM

liberal4life
BedBug
Here you observe the essence of leftist polemics, folks: Reflexive,shallow,uninformed, middle school level taunts. Incandescent examples of the Obama constituency.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on January 24, 2012 at 11:25 PM

It’s the BedBug Occupying With Extreme liberal4life (BOWEL) movement.

Gladtobehere on January 24, 2012 at 11:50 PM

libtard4life is such an attention whore.

Roy Rogers on January 24, 2012 at 11:27 PM

lobotomy4life is showing the mental symtoms, of syphilis!

KOOLAID2 on January 24, 2012 at 11:34 PM

You would know.

Mitch Daniels. So exciting.

BedBug on January 24, 2012 at 11:50 PM

liberal4life
BedBug
Here you observe the essence of leftist polemics, folks:
Reflexive,shallow,uninformed, middle school level taunts.
Incandescent examples of the Obama constituency.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on January 24, 2012 at 11:25 PM

52%

KOOLAID2 on January 24, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Always better than 48%.

BedBug on January 24, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Always better than 48%.

BedBug on January 24, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Ya dig dish soap?

tom daschle concerned on January 24, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Not quite, babe. Clearly a waste of higher education.
Isn’t that weirdo Petunia a kappa too? Funny.

BedBug on January 24, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Are you kidding??? Is that the best you can do??? Pathetic lib swine.

WryTrvllr on January 24, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Round 2

WryTrvllr on January 24, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Not quite, babe. Clearly a waste of higher education.
Isn’t that weirdo Petunia a kappa too? Funny.

BedBug on January 24, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Are you kidding??? Is that the best you can do??? Pathetic lib swine.

WryTrvllr on January 24, 2012 at 11:54 PM

You’re just jealous. Even your own kind don’t like you.

BedBug on January 24, 2012 at 11:57 PM

BedBug begins by lamenting all the hatefulness on the thread.

I explain that most of the people here don’t like Obama or his policies; that there are people like that; and perhaps she should go somewhere else.

She responds by hatefulness and name-calling.

Snap!

Alana on January 24, 2012 at 11:58 PM

<Not quite, babe. Clearly a waste of higher education.
Isn’t that weirdo Petunia a kappa too? Funny.

BedBug on January 24, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Are you kidding??? Is that the best you can do??? Pathetic lib swine.

WryTrvllr on January 24, 2012 at 11:54 PM
You’re just jealous. Even your own kind don’t like you.

BedBug on January 24, 2012 at 11:57 PM

But we’re not sanctimonious towards them. So it’s all good.

WryTrvllr on January 24, 2012 at 11:59 PM

It’s a she???
Damn.

Ok I’ll make an exception from now on.

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:00 AM

You’re just jealous. Even your own kind don’t like you.

BedBug on January 24, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Jealous of what? Your sparkling demeanor? Your stunning intellect? Surely you jest my parasitic friend. Be off with you or I shall have to get the bug spray!

Speakeasy on January 25, 2012 at 12:01 AM

BedBug begins by lamenting all the hatefulness on the thread.

I explain that most of the people here don’t like Obama or his policies; that there are people like that; and perhaps she should go somewhere else.

She responds by hatefulness and name-calling.

Snap!

Alana on January 24, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Only reacting to other’s hate against me.
And, you really need to knock it off, valley girl.
Snap? Really?

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:01 AM

You’re just jealous. Even your own kind don’t like you.

BedBug on January 24, 2012 at 11:57 PM

I just love the new democrat method of nationalizing or intimidating major parts of industry into paying protection money to my democrat party and their super smart peeps.

I was never proud of America until we went Venezuela.

Viva la democrat party! Revive and reanimate the rapist/murderer Kennedy! Make Obama supreme forever like Kim Jong diggity-dong!!!!!!!!

tom daschle concerned on January 25, 2012 at 12:02 AM

You’re just jealous. Even your own kind don’t like you.

BedBug on January 24, 2012 at 11:57 PM
Jealous of what? Your sparkling demeanor? Your stunning intellect? Surely you jest my parasitic friend. Be off with you or I shall have to get the bug spray!

Speakeasy on January 25, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Previous thread. I’m not the bigot she expects us all to be.

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:03 AM

You’re just jealous. Even your own kind don’t like you.

BedBug on January 24, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Trolls are universally despised as loathsome creatures. While a BedBug is burned, sprayed, gassed, or stomped on depending on circumstances.

Gladtobehere on January 25, 2012 at 12:03 AM

You’re just jealous. Even your own kind don’t like you.

BedBug on January 24, 2012 at 11:57 PM

I just love the new democrat method of nationalizing or intimidating major parts of industry into paying protection money to my democrat party and their super smart peeps.

I was never proud of America until we went Venezuela.

Viva la democrat party! Revive and reanimate the rapist/murderer Kennedy! Make Obama supreme forever like Kim Jong diggity-dong!!!!!!!!

tom daschle concerned on January 25, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Stay out of the glue.

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Stay out of the glue.

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:04 AM

This is the persuasive argument that first drew me to vote democrat.

Now everything is easy peasy.

tom daschle concerned on January 25, 2012 at 12:05 AM

I watched Herman Cain’s SOTU response. The Tea Party Express sponsored it from the National Press Club. It wasn’t carried on National TV. He was very good and responded to the many topics of the SOTU.

http://www.teapartyexpress.org

Cain’s new website if anyone is interested is:

http://www.cainconnections.com/

Also, this site has some coverage. Said he would try to get the video up on his site later:

http://theothermccain.com/2012/01/24/herman-cain-at-the-national-press-club-2/

bluefox on January 25, 2012 at 12:06 AM

You’re just jealous. Even your own kind don’t like you.

BedBug on January 24, 2012 at 11:57 PM
Jealous of what? Your sparkling demeanor? Your stunning intellect? Surely you jest my parasitic friend. Be off with you or I shall have to get the bug spray!

Speakeasy on January 25, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Previous thread. I’m not the bigot she expects us all to be.

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:03 AM

No, you’re the John McCain/George Bush side of your party. The one most people despise.

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:06 AM

You’re just jealous. Even your own kind don’t like you.

BedBug on January 24, 2012 at 11:57 PM

I just love the new democrat method of nationalizing or intimidating major parts of industry into paying protection money to my democrat party and their super smart peeps.

I was never proud of America until we went Venezuela.

Viva la democrat party! Revive and reanimate the rapist/murderer Kennedy! Make Obama supreme forever like Kim Jong diggity-dong!!!!!!!!

tom daschle concerned on January 25, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Stay out of the glue.

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:04 AM

nothing to add

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:06 AM

You’re in front of the mirror stupid! Can’t you see the bib?

KOOLAID2 on January 24, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Keep in mind, this is not a liberal at all, just a sockpuppet, or someone having lots of fun, drunk tonight.

But you are great!

Schadenfreude on January 24, 2012 at 10:58 PM

I know Schadenfreude…but I see people responding to it…so I try to do it every chance I get…so they can respond to something else.
I look at talking to lobotomy4life sorta like talking to my urinary system after drinking 6 or 12 beers. I can tell it I don’t want to pee…but no matter how many times I tell the urinary system “NO NOT YET!” …I’m eventually, going to have to go! It does’nt listen or get me anywhere!
Lobotomy4life is my urinary tract…like BedBug is the Bowel movement, for other people.

KOOLAID2 on January 25, 2012 at 12:06 AM

No, you’re the John McCain/George Bush side of your party. The one most people despise.

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:06 AM

The side your side is pushing???

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Only reacting to other’s hate against me.
And, you really need to knock it off, valley girl.
Snap? Really?

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:01 AM

That’s right, babe! Snap!

I merely explained to you the group you were definitely going to find here. My mistake was thinking you were sincerely shocked, and sincerely concerned that people might be hateful toward Obama.

Or something.

That wasn’t any hate for you. But look what I got back from you!

BedBug is a cute little name. Or was, until I glimpsed the person behind it.

Alana on January 25, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Previous thread. I’m not the bigot she expects us all to be.

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:03 AM

So, are you saying anyone who doesn’t want amnesty is a bigot? For all intent and purposes, you just did.
Interesting.
And, I have a Y chromosome, unlike you.

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:09 AM

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:06 AM

You have Anthony Weiner pictures..don’t you?

KOOLAID2 on January 25, 2012 at 12:10 AM

No, you’re the John McCain/George Bush side of your party. The one most people despise.

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:06 AM

The side your side is pushing???

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Nope, you’re in no man’s land in you own party.

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:10 AM

No, you’re the John McCain/George Bush side of your party. The one most people despise.

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:06 AM
The side your side is pushing???

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:07 AM

I can’t think of ANYONE from my side who can do as much damage to this country, as the BOZO that you annointed the messiah. Pathetic.

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Only reacting to other’s hate against me.
And, you really need to knock it off, valley girl.
Snap? Really?

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:01 AM

That’s right, babe! Snap!

I merely explained to you the group you were definitely going to find here. My mistake was thinking you were sincerely shocked, and sincerely concerned that people might be hateful toward Obama.

Or something.

That wasn’t any hate for you. But look what I got back from you!

BedBug is a cute little name. Or was, until I glimpsed the person behind it.

Alana on January 25, 2012 at 12:07 AM

You finished, valley girl?

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:11 AM

So, are you saying anyone who doesn’t want amnesty is a bigot? For all intent and purposes, you just did.
Interesting.
And, I have a Y chromosome, unlike you.
BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Better yet. Gloves off. Sure it isn’t fragile??

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:11 AM

waiting

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:15 AM

And, I have a Y chromosome, unlike you.
BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Thank you for your input strangelet.

tom daschle concerned on January 25, 2012 at 12:15 AM

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:06 AM

You have Anthony Weiner pictures..don’t you?

KOOLAID2 on January 25, 2012 at 12:10 AM

What an odd little question. No, but I’m betting you do.

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:15 AM

filth

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Couldn’t watch the State of the Onion. Viewing Sotero that lying sack of un-presidential dung, reading a teleprompter, literally, gets my blood pressure up.

Saw a short clip on the local newscast tonight. Biden actually awake during the vid of ODunghole preaching. Maybe he got some Meth from one of the Mex cartels that this administration is allowing to take over our borders. Only way that Biden, or anyone else, could possibly stay awake, or buy into the latest colostomy bag of administrational planning.

Pass the toilet paper, please…

realitycheck on January 25, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Run along Bug. If you can’t run with the big dogs…

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:16 AM

waiting

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:15 AM

For attention? I know you are.
I seem to be the only one that responds to you. Sad.

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:16 AM

I wish people wouldn’t judge Daniels on how he says something, but rather on what he says. Because if they did, they would find in his few words he left Obama in the dust.

Voter from WA State on January 24, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Much like the original Kennedy-Nixon debate (those who heard it on the radio said Nixon had won): if you just read the text version of Daniels’ speech …

RedPepper on January 25, 2012 at 12:17 AM

waiting

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:15 AM
For attention? I know you are.
I seem to be the only one that responds to you. Sad.

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:16 AM

No. Your the only one who says really stupid shiite. Hey how did you get in anyway. I can’t seem to keep the asian beetles out either./s

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Saw a short clip on the local newscast tonight. Biden actually awake during the vid of ODunghole preaching. Maybe he got some Meth from one of the Mex cartels that this administration is allowing to take over our borders. Only way that Biden, or anyone else, could possibly stay awake, or buy into the latest colostomy bag of administrational planning.

Pass the toilet paper, please…

realitycheck on January 25, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Careful there. Wry trvllr will call you a bigot for such talk.

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Careful there. Wry trvllr will call you a bigot for such talk.

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:20 AM

You keep trying though…

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Come on buttercup. Can’t you type faster?

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Always better than 48%.

BedBug on January 24, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Math is hard. Gets harder when you know that tax money over the last twenty years, has gone has gone to more and more inconsequential areas of the nanny state.
The problem is that when times get tougher as they do periodically…they have to cut certain areas. The ones that shout the loudest never get their budgets cut.
Where have they cut budgets the last twenty years? Started with mental health budgets. Those folks didn’t know to raise Cain, and might have been embarrassed about circumstances too. So, it kept getting cut to the bone, until there are very few mental health facilities.
What are the results? More and more people are out on the streets, trying to cope and fit in. (Some, it seems…are able to post on Hot Air!) Just sayin’

KOOLAID2 on January 25, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Sorry all.

That one, in particular, i have a distaste for.

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:26 AM

Careful there. Wry trvllr will call you a bigot for such talk.

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:20 AM

You keep trying though…

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Did you not tell me that anyone that didn’t want amnesty was a bigot? You said that when I asked you to defend Bush’s amnesty program, which I agreed with, in the other thread.

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:28 AM

id you not tell me that anyone that didn’t want amnesty was a bigot? You said that when I asked you to defend Bush’s amnesty program, which I agreed with, in the other thread.

No. You asked me MY opinion. Putting words in my mouth???

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Painting with a broad brush again I see….

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Always better than 48%.

BedBug on January 24, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Math is hard. Gets harder when you know that tax money over the last twenty years, has gone has gone to more and more inconsequential areas of the nanny state.
The problem is that when times get tougher as they do periodically…they have to cut certain areas. The ones that shout the loudest never get their budgets cut.
Where have they cut budgets the last twenty years? Started with mental health budgets. Those folks didn’t know to raise Cain, and might have been embarrassed about circumstances too. So, it kept getting cut to the bone, until there are very few mental health facilities.
What are the results? More and more people are out on the streets, trying to cope and fit in. (Some, it seems…are able to post on Hot Air!) Just sayin’

KOOLAID2 on January 25, 2012 at 12:25 AM

You are absolutely right. No one in white coats out there to collect wavy gravy, i mean,wry trvllr, here. Very sad.

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:32 AM

You are absolutely right. No one in white coats out there to collect wavy gravy, i mean,wry trvllr, here. Very sad.

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:32 AM

That was good. They call it projection

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:33 AM

id you not tell me that anyone that didn’t want amnesty was a bigot? You said that when I asked you to defend Bush’s amnesty program, which I agreed with, in the other thread.

No. You asked me MY opinion. Putting words in my mouth???

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:30 AM

And, you gave it, wavy gravy. If you don’t beleive like you do, you are a bigot. You made it very clear, saying that not all republicans believed in no amnesty and were bigots.
Your words.

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Y’all realize that you’re arguing with an insect, right.
Quit talkin’ to it an’ maybe it’ll leave.
*trying to sound less-Chicago-more Texas*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 25, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Oh, and hey, find anyone else to misquote….

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Y’all realize that you’re arguing with an insect, right.
Quit talkin’ to it an’ maybe it’ll leave.
*trying to sound less-Chicago-more Texas*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 25, 2012 at 12:35 AM

ALT..In Texas…..Varmint season NEVER ends….

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:36 AM

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:36 AM

‘Bug is a typical lib…All hat an’ no cattle.
*How am I doin’?*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 25, 2012 at 12:37 AM

And, you gave it, wavy gravy. If you don’t beleive like you do, you are a bigot. You made it very clear, saying that not all republicans believed in no amnesty and were bigots.
Your words.

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:34 AM

No. Your words. I said there are bigger fish to fry this time around. Ohh, can you spare the trans fats

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:38 AM

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:36 AM

‘Bug is a typical lib…All hat an’ no cattle.
*How am I doin’?*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 25, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Most excellent ALT!!!

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:38 AM

And, you gave it, wavy gravy. If you don’t beleive like you do, you are a bigot. You made it very clear, saying that not all republicans believed in no amnesty and were bigots.
Your words.

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:34 AM

show me….mr Y

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Oh…hey, Bug.

Don’t stop now. You could help me keep my resolution.

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Not one iota of policy on THIS thread. Whodda thunk.

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Sorry for the bitterness all. They bring the best out in me.

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:48 AM

It must terrify you that conservatives are outgrowing your stereotypes.

WryTrvllr on January 24, 2012 at 7:12 PM

From the previous thread. Stereotypes? Concerning amnesty. It doesn’t take a great leap, but you dint care about mexicans, your word, that are already over here.
But, the party line? Hmmm. Stereotypical? What did you mean by that, wavy gravy?

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:48 AM

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:36 AM

‘Bug is a typical lib…All hat an’ no cattle.
*How am I doin’?*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 25, 2012 at 12:37 AM

I end every sentence that I type with a cute little what or runs.
What?
*runs*
All hat, no cattle? Is that some kind of joke or something?

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Neat.

Selective Editting. Key word is “YOUR” Duhh. Read the rest moron.

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Sorry for the bitterness all. They bring the best out in me.

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:48 AM

And, that best is pretty slow.
*yawns*
You don’t by any chance live in Indiana and have a wife that gets lost, do you?

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:53 AM

From the previous thread. Stereotypes? Concerning amnesty. It doesn’t take a great leap, but you dint care about mexicans, your word, that are already over here.
But, the party line? Hmmm. Stereotypical? What did you mean by that, wavy gravy?

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Hey I’m trying. but that wasn’t remotely cohesive.

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Neat.

Selective Editting. Key word is “YOUR” Duhh. Read the rest moron.

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:52 AM

What stereotypes, wavy gravy? Hmmmm?

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:54 AM

And, that best is pretty slow.
*yawns*
You don’t by any chance live in Indiana and have a wife that gets lost, do you?

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:53 AM

No. She’s twice the Y you’ll ever be.

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Wow. Insult the wives. Have one???

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Must be from Ill-hole

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:56 AM

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:50 AM

‘All hat no cattle’ is a Texan expression that basically is saying that while you may talk big-there’s nothing there.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 25, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Buy a GPS idiot

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:57 AM

And, that best is pretty slow.
*yawns*
You don’t by any chance live in Indiana and have a wife that gets lost, do you?

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:53 AM

No. She’s twice the Y you’ll ever be.

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Your wife has two Y chromosomes? No wonder you’re so angry.
Poor you. Well, I’ll leave you to it. I have an early morning tomorrow.

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 12:57 AM

I love when they degenerate. It’s like……sunshine on the flowers.

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:58 AM

No doubt. The cubicle gets lonely.

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 12:59 AM

You insulting Jamie Curtis? (not my wife, for the record)

WryTrvllr on January 25, 2012 at 1:00 AM

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