Open thread: Sunday morning talking heads

posted at 8:00 am on January 29, 2012 by Allahpundit

Last chance for Newt to try to undo the damage from Thursday’s debate by pushing the “true conservatives vs. establishment RINOs” message he should have been pushing all along. He’s slated for “This Week” and “Fox News Sunday” right now but he may add other shows as he tries to catch up to Romney in Florida. Meanwhile, on “Meet the Press,” it’s civil war: Romney backer John McCain versus his buddy, Gingrich backer Fred Thompson.

The full line-up, via WaPo:

NBC’s Meet the Press: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Fmr. Sen. Fred Thompson; GOP candidate Rick Santorum; David Axelrod, Obama 2012 strategist; Joe Scarborough, MSNBC; Doris Kearns Goodwin, presidential historian; Director Chuck Todd, NBC

ABC’s This Week: Newt Gingrich; House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH); George Will, ABC; Donna Brazile, Democratic strategist; Austan Goolsbee, former Obama economic adviser; Laura Ingraham, radio host

CBS’ Face the Nation: Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee Chairman; Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN); Donald Trump; Rep. Allen West (R-FL); Mario Diaz-Balart; John Dickerson, CBS and Slate; Scott Conroy, Real Clear Politics; Marc Caputo, Miami Herald

Fox News Sunday: Newt Gingrich; Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI); Brit Hume, Fox News; AB Stoddard, The Hill; Paul Gigot, Wall Street Journal; Juan Williams, Fox News

CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX); Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY); Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL); Carlos Gutierrez, former Bush commerce secretary; and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa


Related Posts:

Breaking on Hot Air

Blowback

Note from Hot Air management: This section is for comments from Hot Air's community of registered readers. Please don't assume that Hot Air management agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment just because we let it stand. A reminder: Anyone who fails to comply with our terms of use may lose their posting privilege.

Trackbacks/Pings

Trackback URL

Comments

Comment pages: 1 2

So do I. And I’m going to do everything I can to replace her with Karen Harrington.

Flora Duh on January 29, 2012 at 9:59 AM

It would be absolutely delicious to see DWS get shown the door. I even taste it from up here in Ill-annoy.

predator on January 29, 2012 at 10:03 AM

“can” even taste it *need more coffee*

predator on January 29, 2012 at 10:04 AM

I HATE HATE HATE that woman.

Did i say i HATE that woman.

gerrym51 on January 29, 2012 at 9:40 AM
How do you think I feel? Right smack in her district.

katy the mean old lady on January 29, 2012 at 9:48 AM

How’s your hair?
Have you pulled it all out?

KOOLAID2 on January 29, 2012 at 10:05 AM

bluegill on January 29, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Actually, I’ve done more research in writing my 668 blogs than you’ve done in your entire lifetime. Now, go e-mail your internet posting hours in to the Romney Campaign Staff, so you can get paid.

kingsjester on January 29, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Keemo on January 29, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Special Report with Bret Baier is still worth watching Keemo. It’s mostly honest news reporting in the first half hour, with the second half’s roundtable filled with some balanced opinions. They also have an online “after show” that’s quite enlightening and allows for commentary from the public. Yes, Juan Williams, the NPR lady, or AB Stoddard from the Hill are part of the round table to “provide the liberal slant”, but at least this program allows for a liberal/opposite view which you won’t see on any of the other cable news networks. As for Shepard Smith—gag—I just switch over to CNN for a few to see the lovely Erin Burnett, (with the sound muted)

Rovin on January 29, 2012 at 10:08 AM

KirknBurker on January 29, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Yeah, you do work with Democrats…. on any issue which doesn’t offend core conservative principles. That’s the only way to fix what’s wrong with this country. Otherwise, we continue on in partisan gridlock, accomplishing nothing.

What’s bizarre about the argument that Newt is The Guy because of the Contract with America and all that was accomplished under Clinton… is the fact that his supporters manage to conveniently forget that it happened UNDER CLINTON. We don’t win the ideological debate by steamrolling our opponents. We win by convincing them that our way is better.

I’d like to see less partisanship for partisanship’s sake and more accomplished to STOP the serious decline we’ve been seeing. The idea that Newt won’t work with Democrats is ludicrous. Of course he will. He’s done it before. The only difference between him and Romney on that score is which one will concede core principles while doing it. Gingrich might have brought us the Contract with America, but he was also the first guy to bail on it when convenient to do so.

Consider this… how much broader would be the influence of conservatism if Newt’s contract had been kept and the GOP had never sold out on it? We’re at a point right now where we have to be honest with ourselves. Our kids’ futures are at stake.

Murf76 on January 29, 2012 at 10:09 AM

momofmom, Wow! I just watched that medicare video. Why is this not common knowledge? Devastating for Mitt.

mike_NC9 on January 29, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Yep. Throw in a formal endorsement by Gov. Palin and a campaign stop or two and Newt will win this.

KirknBurker on January 29, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Sarah Palin has already endorsed Gingrich. She simply didn’t have the guts to do it in a direct way.

When Gingrich loses, she wants to be able to save face and appear as though she never endorsed anyone. She hopes that will help her preserve some credibility and influence for the Palin brand.

Unfortunately for Palin, she already lost plenty of credibility by endorsing Gingrich, whose background is antithetical to Tea Party values. Newt Gingrich is arguably the least conservative candidate in the race.

Sarah Palin’s endorsement of the unelectable DC insider Newt Gingrich is less a benefit to Gingrich and more just another embarrassment for Sarah Palin. The bloom continues to come off the Sarah Palin rose. Although some people still view her favorably, they don’t all behave like obedient drones when Palin tells them to do something. People can think for themselves, and most will not support a corrupt liar like Newt Gingrich.

bluegill on January 29, 2012 at 10:12 AM

itsnotaboutme on January 29, 2012 at 9:47 AM

I wish people could see that these aren’t baseless attacks, but a consistent pattern of political expediency. Newt Gingrich is the political equivalent of a split personality disorder. There are TWO Newts behind nearly any given issue.

Murf76 on January 29, 2012 at 10:16 AM

bluegill on January 29, 2012 at 9:52 AM
Just like you, Romney can’t win on the issues so he goes full on drama queen with the personal attacks.

mike_NC9 on January 29, 2012 at 9:56 AM

At least now she’s just going after Newt and not wearing her knee pads gushing for Mitt! It was almost slutty!

KOOLAID2 on January 29, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Newter the fighter? What a joke. He is a DIVIDER like oblamer to get what he wants. Mittens turns up the heat a little, and Newty runs like a little girl and needs to hide under santorum’s skirt. Axelfraud must be so worried about Newty. And his desperate attempt to bring roe v. Wade back into the battle drives even more indies back to team obummer AND the Ds running for house/senate. Scorching mittens? No. Scorching the entire R party’s chances in Nov. Keep YOUR change too newton.

FlaMurph on January 29, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Murf76 on January 29, 2012 at 10:09 AM

1) You don’t kill babies.

2) You don’t raise tons of fees and claim you lowered taxes.

3) You don’t use federal funds to hide the gaping deficit in R-care.

4) You don’t run as far left as Ted Kennedy and then expect to have the nomination of the GOP handed to you.

5) You don’t brake Reagan’s 11th with the negative ads, and then act surprised when your target fights back.

Mitt is Sh*t!

KirknBurker on January 29, 2012 at 10:21 AM

KOOLAID2 on January 29, 2012 at 10:18 AM

She? You gotta be kidding me. I think we may have one person with multiple personalities and multiple user names.

mike_NC9 on January 29, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Big Goldman Sachs money behind Obama, and big Goldman Sachs money behind Romney: Is this how represenative government works? Of course, each of the two parties is backing where the money can be found. What a travesty!

onlineanalyst on January 29, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Newter the fighter? What a joke. He is a DIVIDER like oblamer to get what he wants. Mittens turns up the heat a little, and Newty runs like a little girl and needs to hide under santorum’s skirt. Axelfraud must be so worried about Newty. And his desperate attempt to bring roe v. Wade back into the battle drives even more indies back to team obummer AND the Ds running for house/senate. Scorching mittens? No. Scorching the entire R party’s chances in Nov. Keep YOUR change too newton.

FlaMurph on January 29, 2012 at 10:20 AM

What’s interesting about observing Romney in Florida is that he puts PAID to his detractors argument that he won’t fight. He’s apparently putting up a fairly strong fight. And if reports are to be believed made a strategic decision to ‘make Gingrich mad’ in order to goad him into showing his temper. That’s a pretty good strategy when dealing with a guy with a short fuse. And Obama’s pretty thin-skinned. lol

Murf76 on January 29, 2012 at 10:25 AM

momofmom, Wow! I just watched that medicare video. Why is this not common knowledge? Devastating for Mitt.

mike_NC9 on January 29, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Forbes wrote about it, too.

Fallon on January 29, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Newter the fighter? What a joke. He is a DIVIDER like oblamer to get what he wants.

FlaMurph on January 29, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Excellent point. And the sad part is there are some people who actually fall for it. Remember Newt’s reprehensible, dishonest and failed attacks on Mitt’s business record?

Sarah Palin superfans, the exact type of people most likely to fall for that garbage, are actually defending the ultimate Mr. Establishment (Newt Gingrich) because Sarah Palin told them to. They go on about “the establishment” forcing candidates down their throats because they heard it from Sarah Palin or Mark Levin.

It pains me to say this, as someone who enthusiastically supported Palin in 2008. Today what she says doesn’t mean much to me.

bluegill on January 29, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Gingrich, whose background is antithetical to Tea Party values.

bluegill on January 29, 2012 at 10:12 AM

01/26/2012
Gingrich announces support from Florida Tea Party folks

Lake County, FL – Newt 2012 FL announced the formal support of more than 30 Florida based Tea Party leaders who have pledged their support to Newt Gingrich for President of the United States. The coalition of Florida Tea Party Leaders will help elect Newt and defeat Massachusetts Moderate Mitt Romney and then President Barack Obama.

Flora Duh on January 29, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is by any standard, one wacked out propaganda machine. Joseph Goebbels would be proud.
RAGIN CAJUN on January 29, 2012 at 9:01 AM

I HATE HATE HATE that woman.
Did i say i HATE that woman?
gerrym51 on January 29, 2012 at 9:40 AM

You did sort-of mention it in passing, yes.

There went any chance we had to convince liberals that conservatives don’t “hate.”

HEY CAJUN . . . . . . would Goebbels be ‘proud’ or ‘jealous’?

I still insist she would be attractive, if she didn’t wear that perpetual “constipated/sourpuss” countenance.

listens2glenn on January 29, 2012 at 10:31 AM

KirknBurker on January 29, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Don’t vote for him then. But it’s delusional to believe that Newt is “the conservative choice” when you can find him riding both sides of nearly any given issue, including most if not all of the ones you’ve named.

Murf76 on January 29, 2012 at 10:33 AM

All four candidates are flawed IMO. I hope for a deadlocked convention and the appearance of a Dark Horse (Sarah?). Abraham Lincoln was a Dark Horse. ~ EL on January 29, 2012 at 9:49 AM

The idea of a brokered convention appeals to me, too. But, RINO tentacles will probably strangle the life out of it, too. The RNC is digging its own grave by pushing the serial loser, Romney, on us. Romney is so Obamafied, that it isn’t worth getting out of bed to vote for the squish.

Romney can make a buck ~ so what? I’m not voting for anyone who has to bring in a team to coach him on how to act like a normal human being: “Roll up those shirt sleeves, Mitt, and wear jeans.” This guy has far bigger problems than his shirt sleeves.

I’m sticking with Newt and all his waywardness, because he gives the left and the loathsome media hell, and he says exactly what I’m thinking ~ only better.

If it’s Romney, it’s Third Party time.

TheClearRiver on January 29, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Murf76 on January 29, 2012 at 10:25 AM

But, you still don’t understand WHO Romney is.

He is a progressive.

He will not materially rock the boat as President at a time when we need relentless reform to stop the slide of the country to a point of no return.

He will gover moderate to left if he gets to the White House.

The excuses I read on this site for Mitt’s bad behavior in his governing record are the lamest writings I have seen in a long time.

Sure Gingrich is a weak candidate as they all are, but Romney will govern as McCain. He will NOT repeal O-care. And neither will the GOP Establishment if we don’t hold their feet to the fire.

Romney is a lib inside who thinks he can fool us by wrapping himself up in pretty packaging.

I’ll take Newt’s gladius over Mitt’s awkwardness any day vs. Obama and the Media.

KirknBurker on January 29, 2012 at 10:34 AM

That’s a pretty good strategy when dealing with a guy with a short fuse. And Obama’s pretty thin-skinned. lol

Murf76 on January 29, 2012 at 10:25 AM

The clueless Romney haters say Romney is a wimp, then in the next breath they say he is being too mean and nasty against Newt. These haters are pathetic and desperate. The truth is that Romney has been relentlessly and effectively going after Obama for the last year.

I’m looking forward to this primary season winding down significantly soon so that Romney can aim nearly all his fire at Obama. This Gingrich distraction is only a benefit to Obama. Barack Obama is Newt Gingrich’s #1 fan. The Obama team is cheering on Newt every step of the way… they’d love to face Gingrich in November because they know Gingrich would be easy to beat.

bluegill on January 29, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Gingrich on Fox: Waaaaaaaaaa!!! Romney lied! I didn’t say “ghetto” when I was talking about bilingual education in a Hispanic context!

?fred? “I lobbied for a Haitian dictator” Thompson: But Gingrich can debate if only a fully partisan crowd is allowed to shill for him!!!

csdeven on January 29, 2012 at 10:35 AM

If it’s Romney, it’s Third Party time.

TheClearRiver on January 29, 2012 at 10:33 AM

I think we’ll be closer to a third-party rising if Mitt wins the nomination and/or loses as expected vs. O.

The calls will go out, probably several Tea Party groups will start talking and then the meetings will start.

KirknBurker on January 29, 2012 at 10:36 AM

bluegill on January 29, 2012 at 10:35 AM

The paid Mitt blogger misquotes us again.

We are saying this: Mitt is a liberal.

Mitt is Sh*t!

KirknBurker on January 29, 2012 at 10:38 AM

I’m with Florida TEA party and Newt. Time to shut down the party of can’t.

mike_NC9 on January 29, 2012 at 10:39 AM

bluegill on January 29, 2012 at 10:30 AM

BS! You never once supported Sarah Palin.

You are the PAID Romney supporter on this site. WE’ve figured it out by now.

Pure propaganda.

KirknBurker on January 29, 2012 at 10:40 AM

At least we can all agree that Romney is the least capable person on the stage at any event to defeat Obama.

Well, We can attack Obama on Obamacare! Um, Romney, you authored the blueprint for Obamacare. Every aspect of it from must issue, mandate or tax fine, state exchanges, using medicare dollars to support it, to it driving deficit spending for your state for as far as the eye can see.

Well, we can attack Obama on Jobs! 47th out of 50 in the nation in job creation. Romney did not help Massachusetts create any jobs.

Well, Obama has been the least transparent administration in history, we can certainly attack him on that! Romney Suggests He Destroyed Emails To Hide Them From ‘Opposition Research’ He essentially bought the hard drives from his government computers and destroyed the data. Data created using tax payer dollars doing tax payers work on tax payers computers and he thinks he has a right to that information and the tax payers do not?

astonerii on January 29, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Well, what about energy, we can obviously attack Obama on energy! Well, like Obama on the pipeline, Romney allowed the environmentalists talk him out of allowing energy production in his own state, shutting down the Cape Wind Project. He call for carbon sequestration, implemented the first in the nation cap and trade program, called coal power generation plants people killers. Going to be hard to differentiate between Obama and Romney here.

Romney will appoint better judges than Obama! Dream on. Romney prides himself on creating the first in the nation political free nomination process, something he was not required to do, and ended up appointing only 9 out of 36 judgeship’s to Republicans. 23 went to out right democrats or their supporters and 4 did not show any political activities. He might not pick out and out progressives, but he most certainly seems to be willing to appoint closet progressives such as David H. Souter.

Well, we can attack him on the Auto Bailouts. Yeah, that will work out swell!

There is not going to be one thing that Romney can fight Obama on and win. Point by point by point, Obama and the media will destroy every single attack Romney tries to lodge. Because Romney has already proven that he is just exactly like Obama!

astonerii on January 29, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Don’t vote for him then. But it’s delusional to believe that Newt is “the conservative choice” when you can find him riding both sides of nearly any given issue, including most if not all of the ones you’ve named.

Murf76 on January 29, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Newt is the best choice for the given situation where we need someone to articulate a counter-vision. Newt does that.

Romney can’t. The biggest issue is Obamacare and it is OFF the table.

He will lose, Jeb Bush knows it, and he is licking his chops knowing he will get his shot in 2016.

KirknBurker on January 29, 2012 at 10:42 AM

If it’s Romney, it’s Third Party time.

TheClearRiver on January 29, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Why don’t you just say “If it’s Romney, I’ll do every thing in my power to re-install Obama for four more years”. Any third party splintered off the Republican side in this election cycle will insure his re-election. Period.

Rovin on January 29, 2012 at 10:42 AM

KirknBurker on January 29, 2012 at 10:40 AM

I promised myself I would be nicer on here and wouldn’t call people names. But, I’m sorry, you are an idiot. Entertaining, though.

bluegill on January 29, 2012 at 10:42 AM

There is not going to be one thing that Romney can fight Obama on and win. Point by point by point, Obama and the media will destroy every single attack Romney tries to lodge. Because Romney has already proven that he is just exactly like Obama!

astonerii on January 29, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Romney can’t attack Obama in any credible fashion because his record is as liberal as O’s.

There is very little in his arsenal that he can use against O in this election without coming off as a hypocrite or out-of-touch.

Mitt is Sh*t

KirknBurker on January 29, 2012 at 10:44 AM

KirknBurker on January 29, 2012 at 10:40 AM

I promised myself I would be nicer on here and wouldn’t call people names. But, I’m sorry, you are an idiot. Entertaining, though.

bluegill on January 29, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Told you I was correct. Paid operative on HotAir spreading lies about the candidates’ records.

No denial. Didn’t expect it.

KirknBurker on January 29, 2012 at 10:45 AM

The truth is that Romney has been relentlessly and effectively going after Obama for the last year.

bluegill on January 29, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama “may be a nice guy, but he’s just over his head.”

Ouch! That’s gonna leave a mark.

Fallon on January 29, 2012 at 10:46 AM

I wonder what the HotAir comment section is going to be like when Romney wins the nomination.

My guess is that the few dozen or so of the deranged Romney haters will stay away for a while out of embarrassment. But the place just won’t be the same without them.

bluegill on January 29, 2012 at 10:46 AM

bluegill on January 29, 2012 at 10:42 AM

At least I can see Romney for what he IS. You can’t or are paid to support him.

In fact you’ve been on here enough to justify two people working in shifts.

KirknBurker on January 29, 2012 at 10:46 AM

KirknBurker on January 29, 2012 at 10:34 AM

I’ve got no illusions about Romney. Even Reagan couldn’t deliver perfection. But Romney can stop the downward spiral and get us climbing again. The man doesn’t have a magic wand he can wave and make a century of progressivism disappear. But then, neither does Newt Gingrich.

What’s more, Gingrich isn’t electable. He’s got too much baggage, an uncertain temper, and his negatives are ridiculously high. And the first step to any change, let alone sweeping change, is getting into office. He can’t get it done. That’s why the so-called “establishment” has cast him out. It’s because they KNOW it. There’s no grand conspiracy against conservatism. For him to be out there insisting that the “establishment” is trying to stop conservatism is crazy. They’re trying to stop HIM… before he sinks us all.

Murf76 on January 29, 2012 at 10:47 AM

KirknBurker on January 29, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Stop whining.

csdeven on January 29, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Well, Obama has been the least transparent administration in history, we can certainly attack him on that! Romney Suggests He Destroyed Emails To Hide Them From ‘Opposition Research’ He essentially bought the hard drives from his government computers and destroyed the data. Data created using tax payer dollars doing tax payers work on tax payers computers and he thinks he has a right to that information and the tax payers do not?

astonerii on January 29, 2012 at 10:41 AM

And this f’in Nixonian Mittens they want to put in the White House?

I’d take Palin and her PUBLIC 24,000 e-mails showing her to be great governor before voting for this pr*ck.

Destroying government property to hide the cr*p he was up to.

Corrupt Bastard.

KirknBurker on January 29, 2012 at 10:49 AM

KirknBurker on January 29, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Stop whining.

csdeven on January 29, 2012 at 10:48 AM

No whining here. Just pointing out to you fools that Mittens is a liberal and a phony.

We can do better.

KirknBurker on January 29, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Why don’t you just say “If it’s Romney, I’ll do every thing in my power to re-install Obama for four more years”. Any third party splintered off the Republican side in this election cycle will insure his re-election. Period.

Rovin on January 29, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Hear!..Hear!..:)

Dire Straits on January 29, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Newt is the best choice for the given situation where we need someone to articulate a counter-vision. Newt does that.

Romney can’t. The biggest issue is Obamacare and it is OFF the table.

He will lose, Jeb Bush knows it, and he is licking his chops knowing he will get his shot in 2016.

KirknBurker on January 29, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Obamacare is NOT “off the table”, not to anyone who understands federalism.

Murf76 on January 29, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Newt is the best choice for the given situation where we need someone to articulate a counter-vision. Newt does that.

Romney can’t. The biggest issue is Obamacare and it is OFF the table.

He will lose, Jeb Bush knows it, and he is licking his chops knowing he will get his shot in 2016.

KirknBurker on January 29, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Oh… and how exactly would Newt make his case against the Individual Mandate when he was FOR it himself for years? I believe he’s still maundering on about “posting bonds” actually. How does he win that point, particularly at the federal level?

Murf76 on January 29, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Murf76 on January 29, 2012 at 10:47 AM

No he can’t stop it. He does not have it in him.

STOP projecting on him what will never be.

He cannot be the clear alternative to statism. His record IS statism.

Forget it. Move on, take the Senate, hold the House, work the local and state races hard where we can, and continue to reform the GOP from within.

Wasting valuable resources on Mittens (or Newt for that matter) is not the best strategy this time around. We don’t have the strong candidate to go up against O. Make progress where we can, and strengthen up where we can block O like in the Senate.

We run the risk of not only losing with a boring moderate-leftie Mitt, but burning too much energy in the fight for the White House and ignoring the other races that are important too.

This is not the year to replace O with O-Lite and then celebrate.

Recognize opportunities, and ignore quagmires.

KirknBurker on January 29, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Oh… and how exactly would Newt make his case against the Individual Mandate when he was FOR it himself for years? I believe he’s still maundering on about “posting bonds” actually. How does he win that point, particularly at the federal level?

Murf76 on January 29, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Because Newt NEVER implemented it.

Romney implemented it in MA. He actually DID IT.

You people don’t understand the difference between WORDS vs. ACTS.

Learn the difference.

WORDS/OPINIONS can change.

But ACTS are on your record and are who you are.

KirknBurker on January 29, 2012 at 10:58 AM

bluegill on January 29, 2012 at 10:30 AM

BS! You never once supported Sarah Palin.

KirknBurker on January 29, 2012 at 10:40 AM

In fairness, I do remember bluegill making complimentary remarks about Governor Palin and saying that she had been a supporter.

Of course that was before the SC non-endorsement. After that, from bluegill’s hyperbole one would think the Governor stalked, killed, skinned, roasted, and ate teh little kitties on live TV. //

Flora Duh on January 29, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Fox and Drudge and Hot Aur totally ignore the medicaid fraud by Romney…..Can you say cover up?

georgealbert on January 29, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Tell us more!

KBird on January 29, 2012 at 11:03 AM

KirknBurker on January 29, 2012 at 10:56 AM

The problem you run into if you sacrifice the White House, is that you won’t get all the additional House and Senate seats you need in order to force change. If Democrats win enough of the public argument to keep the White House, it means they’ve won the ideological debate. You win more Congressional seats when candidates can ride in on the coattails of the presidential candidate, because you’ve won on the prevailing issues.

If we just fling our hands up and give up, we end up with another 4 years of partisan gridlock and NOTHING being accomplished to stem the tide of decline.

Murf76 on January 29, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Why don’t you just say “If it’s Romney, I’ll do every thing in my power to re-install Obama for four more years”. Any third party splintered off the Republican side in this election cycle will insure his re-election. Period.

Rovin on January 29, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Hear!..Hear!..:)

Dire Straits on January 29, 2012 at 10:51 AM

I have said that. I will do that. Given a choice of a Romney Republican brand destroying presidency and an Obama democrat brand destroying presidency, I will go with the obvious winner, Obama.

astonerii on January 29, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Newter is a DIVIDER.
.
It pains me to say this, as someone who enthusiastically supported Palin in 2008. Today what she says doesn’t mean much to me.
bluegill on January 29, 2012 at 10:30 AM

.
I love Sarah- been an avid supporter since 2008. Won’t ever turn on her- and since she hasn’t FORMALLY endorsed the grifter newt- she gets a huge benefit of the doubt ! AND she COULD HAVE endorsed.
SARAH is the fighter in this movement- newton is trying to steal that energy,as he is trying to do with Reagan legacy.

FlaMurph on January 29, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Looks like the WHINOS are upset with the RINOS. You lost…get used to it and back the guy who can achieve the objective which remains…GET RID OF OBAMA.

camaraderie on January 29, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Because Newt NEVER implemented it.

Romney implemented it in MA. He actually DID IT.

You people don’t understand the difference between WORDS vs. ACTS.

Learn the difference.

WORDS/OPINIONS can change.

But ACTS are on your record and are who you are.

KirknBurker on January 29, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Oh, come on now. Really. You’re suggesting that Gingrich would be successful with the argument that the only reason he didn’t inflict an Individual Mandate on us (at the FEDERAL level no less)is because he’s never had the power to do it. And THAT would be the basis upon which we should give him power?

Murf76 on January 29, 2012 at 11:09 AM

bluegill on January 29, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Mittens *is* a wimp. He fights like a girl- hiding behind surrogates, gang-stalking, underhanded, total destruction by any means “necessary” (it’s NOT necessary), gathering his clique around him because he’s too much of a coward to stand alone. Cowards travel in packs.
He lies, he cheats. He is shameless.
He doesn’t have the integrity or the guts to go one-on-one, face-to-face, like a man, WITH FACTS. He obviously can’t defend himself because all he ever does is dodge & weave, and hide & try to deflect. (it fails)
He is a pathetic, desperate joke; perverted and utterly debauched. He is hollow.
His “politics” is a reflection of his crooked, dishonest, predatory “business accomplishments”. He is a parasite.
I don’t hate Mitt Romney. But I hate people like him because they are the root of our decay. They are one form of the cancer on our society and just as malignant as the lying, manipulating leeches on the left.

If someone like Mitt Romney is set up as our “leader” and this is the direction our country is headed, God Help us. We are in deep, deep trouble.

/rant off

sandollar_sa on January 29, 2012 at 11:12 AM

The calls will go out, probably several Tea Party groups will start talking and then the meetings will start. ~ KirknBurker on January 29, 2012 at 10:36 AM

If Romney is the Republican nominee, I will switch my registration to Independent, and donate my time and money to the Tea Party. Have attended enough of their meetings to see that they’re focused like a laser and working hard on things that are important to me.

Not so with the Republicans ~ and I’m secretary of our county’s Republican party, which gives me a pretty fair understanding of the vast differences between the two groups.

TheClearRiver on January 29, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Actually, I’ve done more research in writing my 668 blogs than you’ve done in your entire lifetime. Now, go e-mail your internet posting hours in to the Romney Campaign Staff, so you can get paid.

kingsjester on January 29, 2012 at 10:05 AM

You’re so smart that you instinctively accuse people that don’t agree with you of being paid bloggers.

Where do you get your tinfoil?

Swerve22 on January 29, 2012 at 11:15 AM

I have said that. I will do that. Given a choice of a Romney Republican brand destroying presidency and an Obama democrat brand destroying presidency, I will go with the obvious winner, Obama.

astonerii on January 29, 2012 at 11:05 AM

This is the kind of “I’ll take my ball and go home” hysteria that shows that many of the most ardent Mitt haters are so unhinged that they’re willing to destroy the party and let the country be destroyed to get their way or to pout.

The only way that argument would work is if Obama and Romney were literally exactly the same. They’re not except in your fantasy world – Romney will take a hard line on Iran and favor Israel and Obama won’t, Romney will Repeal Obamacare and Obama won’t. Romney will get Holder out of there and Obama won’t. Romney will balance the budget and Obama won’t, etc. etc.

No factual basis other than hysteria for your line of thinking at all.

Swerve22 on January 29, 2012 at 11:20 AM

The bloom continues to come off the Sarah Palin rose.
bluegill on January 29, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Really sorry to have to give up my admiration for Sarah…..she has almost completed the journet from tough, idealistic warrior for truth and values to highly paid shill for the highest bidder.

Priscilla on January 29, 2012 at 11:24 AM

sandollar_sa on January 29, 2012 at 11:12 AM

.
You forgot the most important part of your rant. ONLY the Mittigater has a chance to beat Obama – NO ONE else polls anywhere near dear leader.

FlaMurph on January 29, 2012 at 11:27 AM

I wonder what the HotAir comment section is going to be like when Romney wins the nomination. My guess is that the few dozen or so of the deranged Romney haters will stay away for a while out of embarrassment. But the place just won’t be the same without them.

bluegill on January 29, 2012 at 10:46 AM

LOL, bluegill. I’m a deranged Romney despiser, and I’ll be right here, ragging your silly a$$ about Romney, the clueless doofus you helped saddle us with, as long as I can breathe and type. You don’t deserve to be left in peace! Besides, you’ve worked hard for the right to be ragged. Hope Mittens is paying you well, because you’ve done a heck of a job for him. I’ll give you this: you’re consistent. : )

TheClearRiver on January 29, 2012 at 11:32 AM

It pains me to say this, as someone who enthusiastically supported Palin in 2008. Today what she says doesn’t mean much to me.

bluegill on January 29, 2012 at 10:30 AM

“Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.” – George Washington

Fallon on January 29, 2012 at 11:50 AM

This is the kind of “I’ll take my ball and go home” hysteria that shows that many of the most ardent Mitt haters are so unhinged that they’re willing to destroy the party and let the country be destroyed to get their way or to pout.

The only way that argument would work is if Obama and Romney were literally exactly the same. They’re not except in your fantasy world – Romney will take a hard line on Iran and favor Israel and Obama won’t, Romney will Repeal Obamacare and Obama won’t. Romney will get Holder out of there and Obama won’t. Romney will balance the budget and Obama won’t, etc. etc.

No factual basis other than hysteria for your line of thinking at all.

Swerve22 on January 29, 2012 at 11:20 AM

So, when a person has legitimate reasons for taking an action, if that action is against YOUR interest, “it is a take my ball and go home” childish action? Grow up loser. It is not a ball. It is the future of the United States of America and the choices are pretty simple ones that even an adult can figure out. We have choices, each choice as consequences, many of those consequences are unknown but have limits placed on them by known factors. Obama is going to be hamstrung as president by a Republican House of Representatives. Romney will not do anything for conservatives, because conservatives are not his base and he just takes us for granted, his policies will fail as they get peppered with progressive slop and America will lose respect for the Republican party. Newt is the only win win we got. He will enact conservative policy and he will leave behind a well branded conservative Republican party.

astonerii on January 29, 2012 at 11:51 AM

The idea that Newt Gingrich is an “anti-establishment conservative” is just ridiculous. It’s a Mein Kampf “Big Lie”.
Murf76 on January 29, 2012 at 9:16 AM

Ohhhhhhhhhh …
So Herr Doktor Josef Göbells helped Adolph write Mein Kampf.
Thanks for clearing that up.
And here I thought that his co-author (secretary) Rufolf Hess was imprisoned.

Learn sumthin’ new every day.
Well, sorta.
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on January 29, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Why isn’t this getting attention? It will come out in the general election and Obama will defeat Romney based on this sordid tale of money, corruption and Medicare fraud alone. Why are we not vetting our candidates? Why isn’t Hot Air covering this? Everyone keeps mouthing platitudes about vetting the candidates, but this is far worse than Edwards’ love child:

http://markamerica.com/2012/01/28/so-shocking-im-speechless/

Forbes also covered it, but the video linked above contains enough fodder for an Obama ad that will destroy Romney in a genral election:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2012/01/21/romney-supervised-medical-testing-company-guilty-of-massive-medicare-fraud/

pacificisland on January 29, 2012 at 12:29 PM

No denial. Didn’t expect it.

KirknBurker on January 29, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Is that all you can do is whine?

csdeven on January 29, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Newt says Romney is a “maniacal” liar. Romney calls Gingrich, “Goldilocks”.

I can find things to like about either candidate, but Newt simply cannot win a national election. Can-not.
There are 10-15% in the middle who need to be swayed to the Republican nominee and they aren’t going to vote for a flamethrower.
So, do you want a good shot at beating Obama this year, or do you wanna throw a tantrum?
We can continue to move the country to conservative principles with a Romney Presidency. True, that could happen more dramatically if Obama gets 4 more years, but by then it might not matter.
Think with your heads, not with your glands.
Randy

williars on January 29, 2012 at 12:50 PM

We can continue to move the country to conservative principles with a Romney Presidency.

We can continue? We have declined, actually. Voting in someone who has NO demonstratble conservative record will not likely move us toward conservative peinciples.

Even Soros said there’s little difference between Romney and Obama. How does that move us toward consertvative principles?

THIS indie is rather drawn toward someone with the balls to do some flame-throwing. Somebody needs to acknowledge that Obama isn’t some nice guy ‘who’s in over his head.’ The libs may like Romney better than Gingrich or Santorum but they’re going to vote for Obama.

shaloma on January 29, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Dr Evil on January 29, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Guess you didn’t read the whole article……

Barred on January 29, 2012 at 1:10 PM

williars on January 29, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Even when you put aside Newt’s extreme a$$holiness, his policy ideas are atrocious. Zero capital gains Newt? Really? Defying the courts? Moon bases? The gold standard?

Who are these fools that take this clown seriously?

MJBrutus on January 29, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Murf76 on January 29, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Romney is winning by lying about Gingrich. The media will never allow Romney to do that to Obama.

Rose on January 29, 2012 at 2:02 PM

How’s your hair?
Have you pulled it all out?

KOOLAID2 on January 29, 2012 at 10:05 AM

I pulled on DWS’s hair, all I got for my efforts was a half-pound of mayo.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on January 29, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Guess you didn’t read the whole article……

Barred on January 29, 2012 at 1:10 PM

I don’t have a dog in this hunt. I am not interested in the spin from any of the campaigns.

Dr Evil on January 29, 2012 at 2:19 PM

momofmom, Wow! I just watched that medicare video. Why is this not common knowledge? Devastating for Mitt.

mike_NC9 on January 29, 2012 at 10:11 AM

It is devastating, but how many are going to see it?

silvernana on January 29, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Why don’t you just say “If it’s Romney, I’ll do every thing in my power to re-install Obama for four more years”. Any third party splintered off the Republican side in this election cycle will insure his re-election. Period.

Rovin on January 29, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Any third-party will be because there is a core contingent of the conservative movement that will not sacrifice their principles to get a liberal elected, and they will refuse to sit home or vote for Obama. Third party is the ONLY option; and if it’s a genuine contrast to Obama, Mitt will be the one that risks playing the spoiler to benefit O.

If Mitt gets the nomination, the Republican party will deserve what is coming their way. A reprisal of the 2010 Colorado gubernatorial election.

Sad to see so many in the GOP establishment are too stupid to figure that one out.

Myron Falwell on January 29, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Romney is winning by lying about Gingrich. The media will never allow Romney to do that to Obama.

Rose on January 29, 2012 at 2:02 PM

The second Mitt captures the nomination, expect the Boston Globe (and its’ sister paper, the New York Times) to run expose after expose on Romneycare. And how it’s a ticking financial time bomb in the state.

And watch as ABCNNBCBS, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune and the like to all follow suit.

Mitt will not win. PERIOD.

Myron Falwell on January 29, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Speaking of Medicare Fraud, watch the video.

http://markamerica.com/2012/01/28/so-shocking-im-speechless/

momoftxmomof3 on January 29, 2012 at 10:02 AM

I’m reading about this on a Democratic party blog site. They know all about this.

I’m speechless that we’re considering nominating to run against Obama a man whose only electoral success was to run for governor as a Progressive.

But it’s far worse, if his real claim to competence, his private sector experience, includes flipping a medical testing company whose profitability rested entirely on fraudulent billing. As a Board of Directors member, he absolutely should have known about the billing practices. I doubt that he’s personally guilty of Medicare fraud, but it’s clear that his expertise did not run to understanding the operational details of his acquisitions, and it’s clear that he cannot claim competence to quash fraud in government.

Nominate Romney, and we’ll not have a rerun of 2008; it will be far, far worse.

philwynk on January 29, 2012 at 5:01 PM

There are 10-15% in the middle who need to be swayed to the Republican nominee and they aren’t going to vote for a flamethrower.

You don’t understand independent voters. They actually like conservative policies. They also like liberal policies. They’ll vote for the candidate of either side who does the best job of selling his policies. That would be Gingrich, who has spent much of the last 10 years heading a policy think tank that specialized in producing policy initiatives that would be approved by at least 70% of the voters. If you characterize Gingrich as “a flamethrower” you’re not dealing with reality.

We can continue to move the country to conservative principles with a Romney Presidency.

williars on January 29, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Romney’s only major electoral victory came running as a Progressive. His ACU rating was 55, which is not even right of center. On what rational basis can you imagine that he will govern from the right, given that the last time he had the opportunity, he governed from the center? Don’t you realize that political talk is cheap, and that you have to assess the candidate’s actions if you want to know what he’s going to do?

philwynk on January 29, 2012 at 5:11 PM

philwynk on January 29, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Romney is not a free market capitalist as many claim him to be.

He counted on legal manipulation of responsibility in order to move, not create, massive amounts of wealth into his and his friends pockets. While some of his endeavors ended up being profitable, he typically left any company he had total control over stripped of every bit of wealth he could and still pass it onto some sucker that his crony ratings agencies could convince was worth the buying price Romney set.

astonerii on January 29, 2012 at 5:22 PM

bluegill on January 29, 2012 at 10:35 AM

The paid Mitt blogger misquotes us again.

We are saying this: Mitt is a liberal.

Mitt is Sh*t!

KirknBurker on January 29, 2012 at 10:38 AM

No, he isn’t. That’s rude and unnecessary and exactly what the Obama minions like to see us do – denigrate our candidates.

Romney is probably a good man, good husband, good father, BUT he is not a strong conservative.

No matter how many “Newt sucks” posts bluegill wants to put out there, it won`t change the fact that Romney has a lot of issues that conservatives worry about.

And just for the peanut gallery: Saying that Romney is not a conservative does not mean that I think Newt is either. I don`t think either are appropriate.

kim roy on January 29, 2012 at 6:09 PM

momofmom, Wow! I just watched that medicare video. Why is this not common knowledge? Devastating for Mitt.

mike_NC9 on January 29, 2012 at 10:11 AM

It is devastating, but how many are going to see it?

silvernana on January 29, 2012 at 2:32 PM

The second he gets close to the lead or wins the nomination. If this is devastating and you`ve seen it, never think for a second the Obama minions haven`t. Everyone will eventually see it over and over and over again.

It`s funny. Was thinking about this last night. Who has a relatively clean background, strong conservative both fiscally and socially, has not made that many mistakes or at least not huge ones and mostly IS NOT OWNED BY OR OWING ANYONE.

The only name I could come up with was Palin. But she`s too unelectable apparently and it seems that people weren`t wanting to work to convert the media`s abuse of her.

Oh well. We get what we deserve for our laziness, lack of will and lack of attention span: Gingrich and Romney.

kim roy on January 29, 2012 at 6:15 PM

It pains me to say this, as someone who enthusiastically supported Palin in 2008. Today what she says doesn’t mean much to me.

bluegill on January 29, 2012 at 10:30 AM

“Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.” – George Washington

Fallon on January 29, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Excellent Post !

Night Owl on January 29, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Cain endorses Newt.
simply.awesome.

balkanmom on January 29, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Adulterers of a feather flock together. Shocka!

Philly on January 29, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Ya made a good point.

balkanmom on January 29, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Comment pages: 1 2