Quotes of the day

posted at 9:00 pm on February 12, 2012 by Allahpundit

“‘There are a lot of people still searching for what is that combination of things it will take to win in November,’ said Tom Griscom, a longtime aide to former Senate majority leader Howard H. Baker Jr. (R-Tenn.) and White House communications director in the latter years of the Reagan administration. ‘They haven’t found it yet.’

“As the election season rolls on, Republicans may be growing less enchanted with their choices.

“In a Pew Research Center poll released late last month, 46 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning voters rated the GOP field as excellent or good; 52 percent said it was poor or fair.

“The figure was almost an exact reversal of how such voters felt shortly before the New Hampshire primary in early January, when just more than half thought favorably of the Republican candidates. And it marked a steep decline of 22 points from four years ago, when 68 percent said they liked the GOP field.”

***

“[I]f the talk the among conservative activists at CPAC was any indication of what’s to come as the Republican race moves into a national phase, Romney’s wins Saturday may do little to halt lingering questions about his core convictions or bridge the deepening rift between the party’s insurgent and establishment factions…

“Judd Saul, a tea party activist and Santorum backer who traveled to CPAC from Cedar Falls, Iowa, said the Republican establishment’s fixation on Romney’s electability against President Barack Obama is leading the party to an all-but-certain loss in November.

“‘It is a lie that none of the other candidates are electable,’ he said. ‘It is a flat lie. You know who gets to decide who is electable? The people decide. Not the media, not the pundits.’”

***

“Many of Romney’s debate performances have been endlessly repeating tape loops of that sort of thing, and his stump speeches are even less electric. Some last about 15 minutes in all, building to a vacuous climax of spoken fragments of the song ‘America the Beautiful.’ At CPAC, he mentioned the soul of America, the durability of the Constitution, the perfidy of taxes, the evil of Planned Parenthood: boilerplate, all of it. It’s sometimes as if he’s trying to run out the clock — on the primary season as well as the event in question — before anyone seriously questions the front-runner status that was handed to him early on…

“Almost all of the presidents elected over recent decades have been propelled by pockets of intense enthusiasm, which can paper over so many specific political predicaments and eclipse tensions with the base. They were saviors before they were disappointments, not disappointments right out of the gate. And almost all of them had something solid — a resonant personal story or an outsize personality or a bold vision — for admirers to latch onto.

“Romney wafts through a voter’s fingers, a puff of presidential-looking air. Because of flip-flops over time, he has been called squishy, but his shortcoming right now is really different — and more damaging — than that. He’s vaporous.”

***

Via Mediaite.

***

“‘Another week and the narrative is unchanged,’ Will said. ‘The strongest Republican candidate has the last name ‘Romney’ and the first name ‘not.’

***

“Most voters in the GOP, and Independents, we will want to see that candidate who we can trust will just inherently, instinctively turn right – always err on the side of conservatism,’ Palin said on Fox News Sunday. ‘I am not convinced [Romney is that person]. And I don’t think that the majority of GOP and Independent voters are convinced, and that is why you don’t see Romney get over that hump.’”



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Bread ball anyone?

Bmore on February 13, 2012 at 10:17 AM

If you go ask your grammy, she will make you some warm milk and cookies and then you can go back to sucking your thumb in the darkest corner of her basement.

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Nope, no personalizing insults in that comment. No, nothing personal. Hater

Bmore on February 13, 2012 at 10:20 AM

As the old saying goes…

Even a broken clock will display the correct time once a day.

bluegill on February 13, 2012 at 9:13 AM

I’m pretty sure that happens twice a day Einstein.

smoothsailing on February 13, 2012 at 9:18 AM

ZING!

Flora Duh on February 13, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Looks like the phish has called it a day.

This is all oh so very puzzling…to say the least.

Buy Danish on February 13, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Awwwwwww…..did the widdle baby have a hard time when St Palin the Victimized was criticized? If you go ask your grammy, she will make you some warm milk and cookies and then you can go back to sucking your thumb in the darkest corner of her basement.

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Right on cue, Danish and csd show up for to cover the phish shift.

AH_C on February 13, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Buy Danish on February 13, 2012 at 10:14 AM

For someone who offers Tin Foil hats on a regular basis, you sure see a lot ‘thinly veiled’ accusations and insults.

Cindy Munford on February 13, 2012 at 10:21 AM

1201!

Grammy!
Abdicate eleventy!!!1!11!!!

Lanceman on February 13, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Oops. Forgot the bwahahahaha.

Lanceman on February 13, 2012 at 10:23 AM

I’m pretty sure that happens twice a day Einstein.

smoothsailing on February 13, 2012 at 9:18 AM

The hands on a broken clock will display the correct time only once per day. Unless the person who thought up that little saying thinks am and pm are the same portion of a day.

So, technically, a broken clock with a dial only displays the correct time once per day. A broken digital clock never displays the correct time.

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Nope, no personalizing insults in that comment. No, nothing personal. Hater

Bmore on February 13, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Uh huh…..tell us about it as those little balls of $hit roll out of your mouth…..

5. Committed fool. Depraved and committed to doing evil and tries to draw others to do the same.

Bluegill, csdeven, etc. Pick a number. We all know who you are. You are getting tiresome.

Landon Thompson on February 13, 2012 at 10:07 AM

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 10:34 AM

The hands on a broken clock will display the correct time only once per day. Unless the person who thought up that little saying thinks am and pm are the same portion of a day.

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Think again brainiac. The only clocks that applies to are clocks that display 24 hour military time. Standard clocks don’t differeniate between AM and PM. That’s left up to the person reading the clock.

darwin on February 13, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Uh huh…..tell us about it as those little balls of $hit roll out of your mouth…..

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Nothing personal, just business, you understand, right?

Bmore on February 13, 2012 at 10:37 AM

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 10:31 AM

The only thing you’ve just proved is that bluegill is your sockpuppet. See Mr. Darwin’s explanation if either of your alter egos are still confused.

smoothsailing on February 13, 2012 at 10:39 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtMH4IOhaKU
Headphones are a MUST. Would love to hear this recut for surround sound, if they still have the quadraphonic master.

AH_C on February 13, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Nice! Nice to start my day with. Thanks!

Bmore on February 13, 2012 at 10:41 AM

This is all oh so very puzzling…to say the least.

Buy Danish on February 13, 2012 at 10:14 AM

You do realize that even if you did convince all the Romney haters on Hot Air to think rationally, their contribution would not be statistically measurable? Romney just won the CPAC poll. Romney has more votes that any candidate. Romney has more delegates than any candidate. Romney is the only candidate that has polled above Obama for more than a few weeks over any period of time. The polls show that the majority of the GOP will vote for whichever candidate can beat Obama and that this quest for purity is just a distraction.

These morons are as politically savvy and as recalcitrant as 7th graders. And their opinions matter about as much in the real world.

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 10:41 AM

smoothsailing on February 13, 2012 at 10:39 AM

You need some additional layers on your tinfoil hat.

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Conservatives never use “we” when referring to the GOP because they don’t feel represented by the GOP. Whereas liberals and progressive hacks are loyal to The Party beyond all else. Nothing else matters except The Party, so they can’t understand and expose themselves with cracks like that.

Spliff Menendez on February 13, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Nice catch, if you get my drift.

Bmore on February 13, 2012 at 10:44 AM

darwin on February 13, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Really? How many times does 12 am come around in a day?

The entirety of Hot Air awaits.

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Bmore on February 13, 2012 at 10:37 AM

B, I’m hoping you behave and never get banned. You’re one of the few commenters that came in on my registion that’s worth a crap.

smoothsailing on February 13, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Governor Palin’s right. Here’s my take.

kingsjester on February 13, 2012 at 6:41 AM

As usual, your take is spot on.

AH_C on February 13, 2012 at 10:45 AM

These morons are as politically savvy and as recalcitrant as 7th graders. And their opinions matter about as much in the real world.

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Just business.

Bmore on February 13, 2012 at 10:46 AM

For someone who offers Tin Foil hats on a regular basis, you sure see a lot ‘thinly veiled’ accusations and insults.

Cindy Munford on February 13, 2012 at 10:21 AM

You noticed that too,, huh?

Governor Palin has been tackling Crony Capitalism her entire career.

Sarah Palin: Institutionalizing Crony Capitalism – 01/28/2010

Notice the date on that article, almost a full year before the Iowa speech BD keeps harping about.

A speech btw, which received faint praise from The NY Times.

Some of Sarah Palin’s Ideas Cross the Political Divide
By ANAND GIRIDHARADAS – The NY Times
Published: September 9, 2011

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — Let us begin by confessing that, if Sarah Palin surfaced to say something intelligent and wise and fresh about the present American condition, many of us would fail to hear it.

That is not how we’re primed to see Ms. Palin. A pugnacious Tea Partyer? Sure. A woman of the people? Yup. A Mama Grizzly? You betcha.

But something curious happened when Ms. Palin strode onto the stage last weekend at a Tea Party event in Indianola, Iowa. Along with her familiar and predictable swipes at President Barack Obama and the “far left,” she delivered a devastating indictment of the entire U.S. political establishment — left, right and center — and pointed toward a way of transcending the presently unbridgeable political divide.

The next day, the “lamestream” media, as she calls it, played into her fantasy of it by ignoring the ideas she unfurled and dwelling almost entirely on the will-she-won’t-she question of her presidential ambitions.

So here is something I never thought I would write: a column about Sarah Palin’s ideas.

[...]

Even the NY Times understood what Palin was addressing in that speech. Too bad BD pretends she doesn’t simply to have another club to beat Sarah Palin with.

Flora Duh on February 13, 2012 at 10:46 AM

smoothsailing on February 13, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Thank you kindly. I love HA!

Bmore on February 13, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Really? How many times does 12 am come around in a day?

The entirety of Hot Air awaits.

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 10:44 AM

My antique grandfather clock is broken with both hands pointing at 12:00.

If I look at the clock at noon, would the time be correct?

Flora Duh on February 13, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Wow csdeven, you won’t even walk back on a point you know is wrong?

Okay, you’re even less intelligent than I thought. It gets explained here.

Broken clock.

smoothsailing on February 13, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Right on cue, Danish and csd show up for to cover the phish shift.

AH_C on February 13, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Pavlov Palin rings the bell and little dogs csdDog and BuyMittSomeDanishStuff start a tag team drool festival.

SparkPlug on February 13, 2012 at 10:55 AM

For someone who offers Tin Foil hats on a regular basis, you sure see a lot ‘thinly veiled’ accusations and insults.
Cindy Munford on February 13, 2012 at 10:21 AM

I never described them as “insults”. I described them as “unsubstantiated allegations” which is an accurate analysis of her own words. But putting aside your use of the word, “insult”, I am not alone in detecting her attack against our candidates (who, for all their faults, had the guts to get in the arena and run). Bloggers like ACE, writers at Real Clear Politics, and me – we all wear tin foil hats!:

Headline:

Palin Sends Shot Across GOP Field’s Bow in Fiery Iowa Speech

INDIANOLA, Iowa — Sarah Palin still isn’t a candidate, but in an aggressive bid to lay down her marker in the 2012 Republican presidential race, she delivered a speech here Saturday that was as confrontational toward the Republican establishment as it was aimed at President Obama.

Despite her high-profile endorsement of Rick Perry during his 2010 gubernatorial primary fight, Palin used thinly veiled language to leave little doubt that she sees the Texas governor and national front-runner for the Republican nomination as part of the problem.

Palin directed her guns at out candidates in that typically coy, nuance-y, platitudinous way of hers. And she continuously held out hope to her (generous!) supporters that she was going to run.

I’ve linked to one ACE story (“fizzle in the drizzle”), looking for the other one where he recoiled at the spitballs she tossed at our own team…

Buy Danish on February 13, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Sparkplug, I’m pretty sure csdeven and bluegill are the same. Read csdeven’s pathetic defense of bluegills doofus clock quote and see what you think. Their writing style is exactly the same too.

smoothsailing on February 13, 2012 at 11:07 AM

If I look at the clock at noon, would the time be correct?

Flora Duh on February 13, 2012 at 10:51 AM

I understand the proverb. Yet if the clock broke at 12 midnight it would not be reading 12 noon. Especially on a clock which noted night and day.

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Additionally, a clock with a date and day on it would only be correct as often as the day and date matched.

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 11:10 AM

I think from now on when csdeven comments, I’m going to address him as bluegill and vice versa.

smoothsailing on February 13, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Really? How many times does 12 am come around in a day?

The entirety of Hot Air awaits.

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Seriously … I have to explain this? If the hands are on 12, the clock is correct when it’s noon and midnight.

darwin on February 13, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Bmore on February 13, 2012 at 10:37 AM

It would be interesting to see you use that critical eye of yours equally. But if you chose to be more discerning, so be it.

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 11:15 AM

I understand the proverb. Yet if the clock broke at 12 midnight it would not be reading 12 noon. Especially on a clock which noted night and day.

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 11:08 AM

There is no “midnight” on a clock. It’s “12″.

darwin on February 13, 2012 at 11:15 AM

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 11:08 AM

If someone showed you the face of a clock what failed withboth hands on 12, you wouldn’t know if it stopped at noon or midnight

Are you really that stupid to try to defend your point? The saying is “Even a broken clock is right ‘twice’ a day.” No matter how many times you try to say otherwise. What are the chances that two people on the same blog article have the same stupid misunderstanding bluegill?

smoothsailing on February 13, 2012 at 11:18 AM

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 11:15 AM

One step at a time. I’ll get to them. Have no worry about that.

Bmore on February 13, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Seriously … I have to explain this? If the hands are on 12, the clock is correct when it’s noon and midnight.

darwin on February 13, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Keep reading. I explained myself to others.

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 11:19 AM

As usual, your take is spot on.

AH_C on February 13, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Thank you, my friend. Greatly appreciated.

kingsjester on February 13, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Keep reading. I explained myself to others.

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 11:19 AM

You were wrong. Just admit it.

darwin on February 13, 2012 at 11:21 AM

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 11:15 AM

One other thing, you should know. I’m a lover, not a hater. I am severely mean sometimes though.

Bmore on February 13, 2012 at 11:21 AM

darwin on February 13, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Keep reading. I explained myself to others.

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Wow. Just wow. An emporer with no clothes. Don’t you understand how stupid it is to hang on to that point when the whole world knows you’re wrong. Bluegill, are you like, you know, mental?

smoothsailing on February 13, 2012 at 11:24 AM

If someone showed you the face of a clock what failed withboth hands on 12, you wouldn’t know if it stopped at noon or midnight

smoothsailing on February 13, 2012 at 11:18 AM

How many times in a day is this clock correct?

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 11:24 AM

I’m pretty sure csdeven and bluegill are the same.

smoothsailing on February 13, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Here ya go.

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Bmore on February 13, 2012 at 11:21 AM

The duality of man. Like csdeven’s sockpuppet bluegill.

smoothsailing on February 13, 2012 at 11:27 AM

I understand the proverb. Yet if the clock broke at 12 midnight it would not be reading 12 noon. Especially on a clock which noted night and day.

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 11:08 AM

I said it was an antique clock. Roman numerals only, no digital output.

And since I didn’t pay close attention to the clock, I don’t know if it stopped working at 12:00 p.m. or 12:00 a.m.

Soooooo, if it I look at the clock at either of those times of the day, the clock is right, twice a day.

It’s so simple even my 8 yr old grandson understands it. Why can’t a grown “adult”?

Oh, wait.

If you go ask your grammy, she will make you some warm milk and cookies and then you can go back to sucking your thumb in the darkest corner of her basement.

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Never mind.

Flora Duh on February 13, 2012 at 11:27 AM

I said it was an antique clock. Roman numerals only, no digital output.

Flora Duh on February 13, 2012 at 11:27 AM

My grandmother has an antique clock which notes day/night. When she forgets to wind it, it is only correct once per day.

As I said, I understand the proverb. Why you wont accept the examples I provided is a mystery.

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 11:30 AM

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 11:24 AM

I’m worried about clicking on any link a crazy man might give me. So let me guess, you linked to a picture of a modern clock that wouldn’t have even been around when the saying was coined. Am I right, bluegill?

smoothsailing on February 13, 2012 at 11:31 AM

One step at a time. I’ll get to them. Have no worry about that.

Bmore on February 13, 2012 at 11:18 AM

As I said, your discerning tastes are for you to decide. It’ll be interesting to see how your tastes change as the primary season progresses.

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 11:33 AM

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Wouldn’t it have just been easier to admit you made a mistake when you were posting the comments as bluegill to admit you fed up a really common saying? I think you’re a narcissist that can’t admit when he’s wrong. You look pathetic and stupid.

smoothsailing on February 13, 2012 at 11:35 AM

What are the chances that two people on the same blog article have the same stupid misunderstanding bluegill?

smoothsailing on February 13, 2012 at 11:18 AM

But yet they expect people to believe them when they say Mitt Romney is the best qualified to become president.

The disconnect is truly astounding. Unlike anything I’ve seen since the rise of Obama’s koolaide brigade in 2008.

Flora Duh on February 13, 2012 at 11:36 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtMH4IOhaKU
Headphones are a MUST. Would love to hear this recut for surround sound, if they still have the quadraphonic master.

AH_C on February 13, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Nice! Nice to start my day with. Thanks!

Bmore on February 13, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Heh. I have a playlist of nothing but tracks that run 13 mins or more, including a bootleg or two extended versions. 3 hours of bliss from just 10 songs, starting with Echoes. ;)

AH_C on February 13, 2012 at 11:39 AM

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 11:33 AM

There is an old saying in the hills here. Think about its meaning. See if you agree or disagree.
“Treat em like dogs and they will lick your boots.”

Bmore on February 13, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Flora Duh on February 13, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Ma’am, that’s a good point but I really think when we’re addressing csdeven and bluegill we need to address them as he. When we make it sound like we think it’s two people too we add to his psychosis.

smoothsailing on February 13, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Bmore on February 13, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Try this one….

“Throw a rock at a pack of dogs and the one that yelps is the one you hit.”

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 11:42 AM

My grandmother has an antique clock which notes day/night. When she forgets to wind it, it is only correct once per day.

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 11:30 AM

The entirety of Hot Air will wait for you to respond to my clock example as you apply another layer to your tinfoil beanies.

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Seriously people. Feeding the troll is its only source of power. Ignore it, and all of its pretend friends (four at last count). You should know better, it only wishes to keep the topic buried under a mountain of ad hominem catfighting.

Quit responding.

Freelancer on February 13, 2012 at 11:47 AM

AH_C on February 13, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Very nice indeed. I must confess to having lifted the one you posted earlier. It is now safely in the que to be burned on my next cd. Thanks and keep em coming. One of my favorite times of day/night here at HA is QOTD. We always have an interesting evening of tune swapping. More and more folks are starting to show up to it. See you there.
P.S., the day/night statement was more for csdeven./

Bmore on February 13, 2012 at 11:48 AM

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Didn’t care to think on mine I see. Well you know what they say.
“The dogs bark and the caravan moves on.”

Bmore on February 13, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Freelancer, I have to leave one more comment because I’m actually worried for him.

Csdeven/bluegill, check out the services here. A lot of my buds came home and got some counseling and there is no shame in it.

smoothsailing on February 13, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Bmore, I really like the tune swapping too. Here’s one for just for this thread.

Chicago

smoothsailing on February 13, 2012 at 11:55 AM

smoothsailing on February 13, 2012 at 11:55 AM

smoothsailing, do me a favor, check that link for me.^

Bmore on February 13, 2012 at 11:58 AM

More the links don’t work from my device from YouTube. Sorry.

smoothsailing on February 13, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Seriously people. Feeding the troll is its only source of power. Ignore it, and all of its pretend friends (four at last count). You should know better, it only wishes to keep the topic buried under a mountain of ad hominem catfighting.

Quit responding.

Freelancer on February 13, 2012 at 11:47 AM

You’re right of course, but low-hanging fruit(s) is so tempting. I think I’ll write out the brilliance of Al Sharpton on a sticky note and attach it to my monitor:

“But resist we much… We must and we will much… about … that … be committed.”

Flora Duh on February 13, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Flora Duh on February 13, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Good morning..afternoon, now I guess. Had some good fishing last eve. Managed a nice repeat troll and a couple of throw backs. Looks like you have been doing okay yourself. ; ) They have just about been jumping in the boat for me. Gotta love these Palin threads.

Bmore on February 13, 2012 at 12:23 PM

The entirety of Hot Air will wait for you to respond to my clock example as you apply another layer to your tinfoil beanies.

csdeven on February 13, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Sure I will. Just as soon as you answer a question I’ve asked you and bluegill several times with no response.

What believable explanation does Governor Romney have for destroying the hard drives on all of the computers used while he was in office?

Flora Duh on February 13, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Bmore on February 13, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Good afternoon. Yeah, but I just did what I told Freelancer I wasn’t going to do. I guess it’s going to take training.

“But resist we much… We must and we will much… about … that … be committed.”

;-)

Flora Duh on February 13, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Flora Duh on February 13, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Its tough, no doubt, dishonesty coming toward you from folks always is. I guess I’m just that eternal optimist that thinks certainly through reason and by persistence. The thing we see in them will be revealed to them. Its either that or I just like being mean to them./

Bmore on February 13, 2012 at 12:38 PM

we=> < others

Bmore on February 13, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Very nice indeed. I must confess to having lifted the one you posted earlier. It is now safely in the que to be burned on my next cd. Thanks and keep em coming. One of my favorite times of day/night here at HA is QOTD. We always have an interesting evening of tune swapping. More and more folks are starting to show up to it. See you there.
P.S., the day/night statement was more for csdeven./

Bmore on February 13, 2012 at 11:48 AM

You betcha!!!

AH_C on February 13, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Right on cue, Danish and csd show up for to cover the phish shift.

AH_C on February 13, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Pavlov Palin rings the bell and little dogs csdDog and BuyMittSomeDanishStuff start a tag team drool festival.

SparkPlug on February 13, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Speaking of phish, I dedicate this tune to csdDog and BuyMittSomeDanishStuff, bluefish/redfish, petunia and cohorts:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dULgjQ-nWgg

The woman referenced in the song is Grammy as they bounce around the room looking for their cookies and warm milk the real Mitt and coming up with nothing but a vaporous crystal haze.

AH_C on February 13, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Flora Duh on February 13, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Thank you!

And thanks for your research this morning.

The paid shills around here sure are a pathetic lot. Like most liberals, they think they are so very superior and smart. They really believe that their base, crass attacks will serve to demoralize and divide conservatives (!) Sadly, it’s the only language they know. They don’t understand the power of true convictions and principles, or that the socialist altar they kneel upon will result in their own ruination. They are too feeble, intellectually, to ever figure that out.

Thus, their very language exposes them fully for the idiots they are. They stand naked before us every time they repeat their tired, worn out, hate filled rants.

It is to laugh – or cry for them – perhaps both.

All the Palin threads in the last two days have brought them out in droves. She puts the fear of God in them, literally. It’s almost as if she’s wearing garlic. Behold the true power of Sarah Palin!

Opinionator on February 13, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Palin said tonight on “Sean Hannity” that she wants to see the race continue because “iron sharpens iron, steel sharpens steel.”

“These guys are getting better in their debates, they are getting more concise, they’re getting more grounded in what their beliefs are and articulating what their ideas are to getting the country back on the right track and getting Americans working again,” Palin said.

[...]

“If I had to vote in South Carolina, in order to keep this thing going I’d vote for Newt and I would want this to continue,” Palin said. “More debates, more vetting of candidates because we know the mistake made in our country four years ago was having a candidate that was not vetted, to the degree that he should have been so that we knew what his associations and his pals represented and what went into his thinking, the shaping of who our president today is.”

She provides nothing but platitudes and cliches in her “analysis” on FNC, and she has never once displayed the minimum level of intellectual capacity one would hope for in a political leader.

bluegill on February 13, 2012 at 8:49 AM

“I hope to become our nominee, but I am not clairvoyant,” Romney says. “At this stage, it’s hard to know precisely how the political landscape will change over the coming weeks and months.” But as the Super Tuesday vote on March 6 draws near, Romney feels “very good” about his prospects. He predicts that his organization and his “clear message” will enable him “to go the distance.”

[...]

“It would be nice if races were focused on people’s vision for the future,” Romney says. “But I happen to believe that the contrasts that are being spoken of today will be spoken of in a much louder voice by the Obama team. So, in some respects, it’s a good thing to get them out there and cleared up.” A rigorous primary, he says, can be healthy.

Spin it gilled one, spin it!

LOL

Flora Duh on February 13, 2012 at 4:01 PM

To illustrate the consistent theme of my issue with Palin, here are some comments I made at the marathon Open Thread of Palin’s speech to Iowa Tea Partiers 9/3 – 9/7. (emphasis added):

…I’d just add that on substance I’m getting fed up with the attacks on the Republican Party, on “the establishment” and her new attack on “crony capitalism” with the talking point that “both parties” are responsible. It’s not that we are perfect by any means, but it is not helpful to continuously attack the GOP in general terms with nothing to back it up. I can think of thousands of specific things the Democrats and Obama have done. Let’s focus on that. This is something Beck did which drove me mad (and which I hear repeated here, ad nauseam). I also don’t like her non-specific attacks on Wall Street. I do not like populists and think populism is dangerous.
Buy Danish on September 3, 2011 at 9:45 PM

Buy Danish on February 13, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Buy Danish on February 13, 2012 at 6:39 PM

I’m pretty certain that no one really cares.

tom daschle concerned on February 13, 2012 at 7:22 PM

…I’d just add that on substance I’m getting fed up with the attacks on the Republican Party, on “the establishment” and her new attack on “crony capitalism” with the talking point that “both parties” are responsible. It’s not that we are perfect by any means, but it is not helpful to continuously attack the GOP in general terms with nothing to back it up.
Buy Danish on September 3, 2011 at 9:45 PM

Buy Danish on February 13, 2012 at 6:39 PM

For one thing, if you truly think her “attack” on crony capitalism is new, you’re grossly ill-informed. While Governor of Alaska she took it on against members of her own party, and won. That’s one of the reasons she was so despised by the Alaska Legislators, Oil Company CEOs, and especially Lisa Murkowski. But you already knew that, didn’t you?

2. When she mentioned crony capitalism among the GOP in D.C., she obviously knew what she was talking about.

Rep. Spencer Bachus, Influential House Republican, Under Investigation for Insider Trading

Hill: You’re listening to Motley Fool Money. Talking with Peter Schweizer, author of the new book Throw Them All Out. One of the things that is clear from your book, Peter, is that for people who are seeking bipartisanship in Washington, D.C., they can certainly find it when it comes to insider trading because you mentioned Senator Kerry. John Boehner, the Speaker of the House — he’s in your book for buying shares of different public companies as he’s essentially killing the public option on health care.

Schweizer: Yeah. I mean, this is not something that is a partisan issue. I mean, the bottom line is human nature is human nature and politicians, to varying degrees, are looking out for their own financial interests. So yes, John Boehner was doing it. Another Republican that I think was particularly egregious is Spencer Bachus, who was the ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee. He was at that apocalyptic briefing that I just mentioned, whereby they were told the market was going to go down significantly. Source

Flora Duh on February 13, 2012 at 7:26 PM

It would be nice to see a list of the various House and Senate members and whether or not and/or how much they have profited from this insider trading and in what circumstances. I’m sure voters in their states would like to know. Does anyone know if such info is readily available and if so where it might be found?

shmendrick on February 13, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Also… In her interview with Chris Wallace, she gave a good definition of who she would consider an insider, an establishment type person. Basically someone such as a member of Congress who works to maintain the status quo, ie resisting making real cuts in the budget, etc. Who are those guys anyway? Can we have a list already? Is this a secret? Let’s expose them and put the heat on them.

shmendrick on February 13, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Flora Duh on February 13, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Ha! I’m not “grossly uniformed”, you are (be careful, you say things like that to me at your peril. I am very careful to back up what I say with facts, and I am nothing if not well-informed).

She wasn’t talking about Congress in the Iowa speech! She was referring to our crop of Presidential candidates (you know, those people who were potentially her adversaries should she have decided to run)! The veiled attacks were loaded with innuendo with no specifics (crony capitalism, massive amounts of cash, blah blah blah). It’s a cheap trick to make sweeping charges without backing them up. It’s probable she was going after Rick Perry because of Merck/Gardisil but she did not have the courage to make take it on directly. Instead she floated the idea there was corruption, and because she could have been referring to any one of them she tainted all of them. This is a grossly unfair way to be a heroic reformer. (And, er, this tactic is not dissimilar to why I object to what you did to csdeven).

Some of her supporters seem to think she invented the term “crony capitalism” and that it has never occurred to anyone to go after corruption. This is vanity. To the extent she was a reformer. Fine. Good for her. It is not acceptable to smear our candidates as way of drawing attention to her bona fides. And if one reads contemporaneous accounts in local Alaskan media of her time there campaigning for office, lo and behold, one of the complaints about her was…ta da…that she spoke in bromides and platitudes. Gosh, who could have guessed it! And maybe it’s just me, but when she crows about “Big Oil” I hear left wing talking points. When I hear about “windfall profit taxes” I think of Hillary Clinton.

There’s no doubt that she can get a crowd revved up and gives a great speech. It’s unfortunate when she directs her shots in our direction. To do that risks being seen more as a troublemaker than a reformer.

Buy Danish on February 13, 2012 at 8:27 PM

She wasn’t talking about Congress in the Iowa speech! She was referring to our crop of Presidential candidates (you know, those people who were potentially her adversaries should she have decided to run)!

Buy Danish on February 13, 2012 at 8:27 PM

September 4, 2011 8:11am
Transcript: Sarah Palin’s Iowa speech
byCharlie Spiering Commentary Staff Writer
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[...]

We sent a new class of leaders to D.C., but immediately the permanent political class tried to co-opt them – because the reality is we are governed by a permanent political class, until we change that. They talk endlessly about cutting government spending, and yet they keep spending more. They talk about massive unsustainable debt, and yet they keep incurring more. They spend, they print, they borrow, they spend more, and then they stick us with the bill. Then they pat their own backs, and they claim that they faced and “solved” the debt crisis that they got us in, but when we were humiliated in front of the world with our country’s first credit downgrade, they promptly went on vacation.

No, they don’t feel the same urgency that we do. But why should they? For them business is good; business is very good. Seven of the ten wealthiest counties are suburbs of Washington, D.C. Polls there actually – and usually I say polls, eh, they’re for strippers and cross country skiers – but polls in those parts show that some people there believe that the economy has actually improved. See, there may not be a recession in Georgetown, but there is in the rest of America.

Yeah, the permanent political class – they’re doing just fine. Ever notice how so many of them arrive in Washington, D.C. of modest means and then miraculously throughout the years they end up becoming very, very wealthy? Well, it’s because they derive power and their wealth from their access to our money – to taxpayer dollars. They use it to bail out their friends on Wall Street and their corporate cronies, and to reward campaign contributors, and to buy votes via earmarks. There is so much waste. And there is a name for this: It’s called corporate crony capitalism. This is not the capitalism of free men and free markets, of innovation and hard work and ethics, of sacrifice and of risk. No, this is the capitalism of connections and government bailouts and handouts, of waste and influence peddling and corporate welfare. This is the crony capitalism that destroyed Europe’s economies. It’s the collusion of big government and big business and big finance to the detriment of all the rest – to the little guys. It’s a slap in the face to our small business owners – the true entrepreneurs, the job creators accounting for 70% of the jobs in America, it’s you who own these small businesses, you’re the economic engine, but you don’t grease the wheels of government power.

[...]

Now to be fair, some GOP candidates also raised mammoth amounts of cash, and we need to ask them, too: What, if anything, do their donors expect in return for their “investments”? We need to know this because our country can’t afford more trillion-dollar “thank you” notes to campaign backers. It is an important question, and it cuts to the heart of our problem.

[...]

So, this is why we must remember that the challenge is not simply to replace Obama in 2012. The real challenge is who and what we will replace him with. It’s not enough to just change up the uniform. If we don’t change the team and the game plan, we won’t save our country.

Yes, we need sudden and relentless reform, and that will return power to “We the People.” This, of course, requires deeds, not just words. It’s not good enough for politicians to just be throwing our way some vague generalities, talking about some promises here and there. It’s time that we hold them accountable. It is amazing to me that even some good conservatives run away from being honest and straight up with us about what needs to be done. They don’t want to rock the boat. They can’t hurt future election prospects evidently. They just talk vaguely about cuts and then they move on. They’re too busy saying what they think we want to hear, but instead they should be telling us what needs to be said and what needs to be done. So, let us today in this field have that adult conversation about what needs to be done to restore America. Let’s do that now.

[...]

If you consider those last 3 paragraphs, “veiled attacks loaded with innuendo” and “a cheap trick”, then I’d say the problem is yours, not Governor Palin’s.

Flora Duh on February 13, 2012 at 10:10 PM

(be careful, you say things like that to me at your peril. I am very careful to back up what I say with facts, and I am nothing if not well-informed).

Right back atcha, deary.

See my 10:10 PM post as evidence.

Now, do you wish to have me humiliate you mercilessly like I have bluegill in this thread, or are you willing to admit that your opinion does not equal fact?

Flora Duh on February 13, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Flora Duh on February 13, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Hold on, because I’m ready to shout at the top of my lungs.

GFY! My comments were in reference to her veiled allegations about our GOP FIELD. I never claimed she didn’t discuss the fracking topic of cronyism in general terms elsewhere in the speech. I followed this in detail, I don’t now anyone here who is more familiar with its contents than I am, and I don’t need you to cut and paste parts of the speech for me. I noted at the time that she was fine when she attacked Obama but she crossed the line when she insinuated OUR GOP PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES were crony-capitalists. I subsequently discovered MANY PEOPLE MADE THE SAME OBSERVATION. Indeed, I’d seen ACE and others object to her tactics, but I’d never seen the affirmation to my thoughts from Real Clear Politics until yesterday when I was looking for the old stories on her fiasco of a speech – so that just reaffirmed it for me.

Since it wasn’t just me who thought it was a cheap trick I guess that makes it “Sarah Palin’s problem” (your words, not mine). Contrary to your silly assertions, it is a fact not an opinion that she launched spitballs at our GOP presidential candidates. You’re living in a hilarious fantasy world if you think you’ve “humiliated me”.

But hey, as the opportunity has arisen again, and since I infer you approve of Palin’s tactics, I refer you again to what you did to csdeven. Frankly you owe him an apology for using Palinsky tactics to make unsubstantiated allegations against him. You conflated calling someone “trailer trash” to advocating murder. That is a despicable tactic and none of your excuses and obfuscations have righted this wrong on your part.

“WOOOOSH”.
Whatever that means. You seem to think it has some significance. Maybe it’s an inside joke popular with Floridians…

Buy Danish on February 13, 2012 at 11:18 PM

I never claimed she didn’t discuss the fracking topic of cronyism in general terms elsewhere in the speech.

Buy Danish on February 13, 2012 at 11:18 PM

She wasn’t talking about Congress in the Iowa speech!

Buy Danish on February 13, 2012 at 8:27 PM

You’ve let your desperation at Romney’s inevitability slipping away knock you off your game BD, and are starting to sound as shrill and irrational as the other fishwife, blugeill.

As such, you’ve become predictable and quite boring.

Enjoy the rest of the primary season.

Flora Duh on February 13, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Contrary to your silly assertions, it is a fact not an opinion that she launched spitballs at our GOP presidential candidates.
Buy Danish on February 13, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Sez one of the leading spitballers of anyone but Mittness. And whats with this “our” “candidates”. Is that some type of hoity-toity royal “we”? And who are these candidates? You’ve only had one candidate and that was Mittness.

Just because Flora is a new poster, doesn’t mean she’s not wise to your smears and constant puzzlement at conservatives.

Anyhoo, brace yourself for November, because if you get your wish, Mittness will be the last GOP POTUS and he won’t even get a second term before being eclipsed by a new party.

AH_C on February 14, 2012 at 12:48 AM

If you consider those last 3 paragraphs, “veiled attacks loaded with innuendo” and “a cheap trick”, then I’d say the problem is yours, not Governor Palin’s.

Flora Duh on February 13, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Keep up the good work. She’s having a bad day. Earlier on another thread, she challenged JE Dyer to explain herself and got smacked down for asking the wrong question and for “overwritting” what she wrote.

As you proved up above, Danish also likes to overwrite and re-interpret what others and especially Sarah puts out and present them as facts. Bless BD’s heart, but she hasn’t realized that you can’t present your opinions as facts. Hence her constant befuddlement. LOL

AH_C on February 14, 2012 at 12:58 AM

As such, you’ve become predictable and quite boring.
Flora Duh on February 13, 2012 at 11:54 PM

AH! Going after commenters like you who employ shameful tactics, alleging without a shred of evidence that a commenter posts at sites which talk about committing violent acts against Sarah Palin is “boring”. All you had to do is apologize. Instead you doubled down on stupid and unethical and I won’t forget it.

AH_C on February 14, 2012 at 12:48 AM

OMG. You object to my saying Perry/Romney/Bachmann/Huntsman/Paul/Cain were are OUR candidates? They are Republicans, right? Palin is a Republican, right? They’re not Democrats, right? Any more brilliant commentary you’d like to add? I can’t wait!

Buy Danish on February 14, 2012 at 10:21 AM

AH! Going after commenters like you who employ shameful tactics, alleging without a shred of evidence that a commenter posts at sites which talk about committing violent acts against Sarah Palin is “boring”. All you had to do is apologize. Instead you doubled down on stupid and unethical and I won’t forget it.

Buy Danish on February 14, 2012 at 10:21 AM

oooooh, I’m so scared.

Ask yourself this BD, “do I think it really matters one iota to Flora Duh what I won’t forget”?

If you answered yourself honestly, the answer would be “hell no”.

You’re just like a closet liberal, sticking your nose into matters that are none of your concern.

As I said the other day, csdeven didn’t respond one way or the other, but since he/she hasn’t resorted to disgusting and demeaning insults in referring to Palin supporters since then, I take that to mean that he/she understood perfectly the point I was trying to make.

I find it amusing that you, with all your high and mighty self-professed intelligence, obviously didn’t.

Bye!

btw, I suggest Gold Bond for the chaffing.

Flora Duh on February 14, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Flora Duh on February 14, 2012 at 11:44 AM

LOL. I’m not trying to “scare you”, Ms. Bimbo Eruption. However, I will dog you over this until you apologize to csdeven for you vile accusations. Using that tactic makes you no better than a Media Matters hack, and the only point you made to me is about your own deficiencies of character. It takes a special person to slander someone like that just because you don’t the phrase “trailer trash”.

PS: It is not up to you do decide what is or is not “my business”. And how you think this abject stupidity on your part “chafes my butt” is beyond me. Perhaps if I could adopt the mentality of an obnoxious third grade girl I could figure it out…

Buy Danish on February 14, 2012 at 1:04 PM

AH_C on February 14, 2012 at 12:48 AM

OMG. You object to my saying Perry/Romney/Bachmann/Huntsman/Paul/Cain were are OUR candidates? They are Republicans, right? Palin is a Republican, right? They’re not Democrats, right? Any more brilliant commentary you’d like to add? I can’t wait!

Buy Danish on February 14, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Thanks for your patience.

No I don’t object to you. There you go overwriting my own words. In case you missed the full context of “our”, I refer you to the lead paragraph:

Sez one of the leading spitballers of anyone but Mittness. And whats with this “our” “candidates”. Is that some type of hoity-toity royal “we”? And who are these candidates? You’ve only had one candidate and that was Mittness.

Sure they all are our/your candidates, except Mittwit…. for you to poop on. /Triumph the Insult Dog.

AH_C on February 16, 2012 at 12:09 AM

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