Quotes of the day

posted at 10:15 pm on February 17, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

“I can understand how I confused people with the way I worded the joke and their taking offense is very understandable. To all those who took my joke as [a] modern-day approach, I deeply apologize and seek your forgiveness. My wife constantly tells me I need new material — she understood the joke but didn’t like it anyway — so I will keep that old one in the past where it belongs. To those who applauded my comments and remembered the joke, thanks for your encouragement. To those who thought I was callously encouraging that as a prescription for today, I kindly ask your forgiveness.”

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“In all fairness, it’s not entirely clear that Friess, himself, gets the joke. Last night, he told Last Word host Lawrence O’Donnell that the joke’s humor was simply based on the absurdity, back in his day, of using aspirin as contraception. He also told O’Donnell that he was getting a lot of “hilarious” emails from people who also didn’t get the joke.”

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“You know, [reporters] sit there and they say nothing, while for 20 years [President Obama] sits in a church with a guy who is a racist,” Santorum says. “And somehow or another Foster Friess is now who I am? This is just crap.”

“I went at Charlie Rose this morning a little bit for bringing this stuff up. They want to talk about contraception. This is how the media wants to frame me. We have to go out there and keep pounding away.”

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“You know I agree with many of the things that Rick Santorum says, but when I heard this I really just wanted to go kick him in the jimmy,” McSally said. “He’s totally out of touch. I mean, completely out of touch. These are the types of arguments we heard 20 to 25 years ago as to why women couldn’t be fighter pilots. It’s an insult to the men and women who are serving overseas, putting their lives on the line and focusing on the mission right now.”

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arnold ziffel on February 18, 2012 at 3:02 AM

lol..:)

Dire Straits on February 18, 2012 at 3:07 AM

I seriously hate to interject a political thing, but this is probably timed for the Sunday shows

http://bostonglobe.com/metro/2012/02/18/elie-wiesel-asks-mitt-romney-denounce-mormon-practice-posthumously-baptizing-holocaust-victims/1LP4MUAAC7vqYMXk430nTJ/story.html

Elie Wiesel asks Mitt Romney to denounce baptisms
Criticizes Mormon tradition for deceased Jews

The church acknowledged earlier this week that Wiesel’s name and the names of his late father and grandfather had been entered into a genealogical database as candidates ready for posthumous rites.

“None of the three names were submitted for baptism, and they would not have been under the church’s guidelines and procedures,’’ Michael Purdy, a church spokesman, said in a statement. “The names were simply entered into a genealogical database. Submission for proxy baptism is a separate process.’’

The church acknowledged that the late Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal’s father and mother were recently baptized, in violation of the church’s policy of not baptizing victims of the Holocaust.

“We sincerely regret that the actions of an individual member of the church led to the inappropriate submission’’ of the Wiesenthal family, Purdy said. “These submissions were clearly against the policy of the church. We consider this a serious breach of our protocol, and we have suspended indefinitely this person’s ability to access our genealogy records.’’
Wiesel, 83, said a church leader had called him to apologize, but not Romney, a former bishop and stake president who once oversaw about a dozen congregations with close to 4,000 members in Eastern Massachusetts. Wiesel said he was not trying to politicize the debate about proxy baptisms by urging Romney to speak out.

But Givens said he believes it is unfair to draw Romney into a controversy facing his church “any more than one would call on Newt Gingrich to chastise the Catholic Church for something its members have done.’’

“Continually, we’re finding in this election cycle, connections drawn between Mitt Romney and his religion that no one is drawing between any other candidate and his religion,’’ Givens said.
They will make this into a religious election any way they can

r keller on February 18, 2012 at 2:43 AM

No actually. Just you will. Most intelligent people would love to be, post mortem, accepted into any multi-million follower faith. But you keep trying.

WryTrvllr on February 18, 2012 at 3:07 AM

Arnold how bout this song?

SparkPlug on February 18, 2012 at 2:58 AM

Thank you, brought back old memories. How come all the years they lived in that farmhouse they never really fixed it up?

arnold ziffel on February 18, 2012 at 3:08 AM

That’s beautiful. I like all kinds of music but I like it BIG!

Cindy Munford on February 18, 2012 at 3:02 AM

Is this big enough?

I cover a fairly wide music spectrum. :)

predator on February 18, 2012 at 3:09 AM

Willie wrote and performed many hits..But this one is my favorite..:)

Dire Straits on February 18, 2012 at 3:06 AM

I’ve known you were way cool for years. That is one more example. Outstanding song that sums up the way I sometimes feel.

arnold ziffel on February 18, 2012 at 3:11 AM

“It is ludicrous to claim that the fault lies among conservatives for Romney’s precipitous drop among independents, which he’s endured over the past month (in some polls, it’s been a negative swing of 20 points) [...] In reality, it’s those who demanded conservatives get in line ages in advance who made a fundamental mistake in how they approached this election. By demanding an ideological shift from a more populist, more fiscally conservative base they no longer direct or control, Romney’s most prominent backers failed to learn any of the right lessons from what led to the 2009-2010 cycles. They failed to realize that the base expected more from a candidate, from a leader, than the politics and policy of the past.”

Read the whole thing
. ;)

Kent18 on February 18, 2012 at 3:12 AM

Kent18 on February 18, 2012 at 3:12 AM

They did not give a crap what the base thought. They treat conservatives like democrats treat blacks. “Where else you gonna go?”

arnold ziffel on February 18, 2012 at 3:16 AM

arnold ziffel on February 18, 2012 at 3:11 AM

Thumbs up..:)

Dire Straits on February 18, 2012 at 3:19 AM

If you’re going to play a Willie song this one is pretty hard to beat.

predator on February 18, 2012 at 3:21 AM

predator on February 18, 2012 at 3:09 AM

It starts off low but ends huge. I like what Trans Siberian Orchestra does to classical music. Not everyone’s cup of tea.

Cindy Munford on February 18, 2012 at 3:23 AM

predator on February 18, 2012 at 3:21 AM

That is a good one for sure..:)

Dire Straits on February 18, 2012 at 3:28 AM

Kent18 on February 18, 2012 at 3:12 AM

The only reason I am a Gingrich supporter is that I am POSITIVE that he will shake things up. I cannot believe that with the mess we are in no one wants to make any kind of meaningful change and now we are talking about contraceptives. To pander to the squishy middle and to have “don’t scare anyone” as your rallying cry is just about the most stupid campaign strategy ever.

Cindy Munford on February 18, 2012 at 3:30 AM

Good night everyone, sweet dreams!!

Cindy Munford on February 18, 2012 at 3:46 AM

The media focus on Santorum’s views on contraception while they totally ignore the hearings on the Obama budget.
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/02/if-a-tree-falls-in-the-senate-budget-committee-hearing-room.php

Our candidates should be going after this irresponsible budget and the inept spokesmen on its behalf hammer and tongs.

Where are the HotAir threads on this issue?

onlineanalyst on February 18, 2012 at 3:47 AM

Funny how Friess never mentioned the fellas at all.

Takes two to tango, but only one is considered a s*lut.

To be fair Santorum disavowed him.

Pablo Honey on February 17, 2012 at 10:46 PM

The Christian position, quite frankly, is that it’s wrong for both man and woman. There is no double standard on the morality.

There is, however, an unavoidable double standard on the consequences. A promiscuous woman stands a good chance of being pregnant. A promiscuous man never will be.

Therefore, no matter what you believe about it morally, the fact remains that a woman has to be more careful than a man, simply because it’s entirely too easy for a man to just walk away. Women who ignore that or who just trust the man to do the right thing tend to become single mothers.

That may be completely unfair, but it’s also life.

There Goes The Neighborhood on February 18, 2012 at 3:50 AM

Cindy Munford on February 18, 2012 at 3:46 AM

Enjoyed it as always..:)

Dire Straits on February 18, 2012 at 3:50 AM

Now watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHaMqHh5NZ4&feature=player_embedded

Are you telling me you aren’t laughing?

Lawdawg86 on February 17, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Wow. I’m almost at a loss for words(as is Mittens apparently). Look, folks. Say what you will about Rick or even Newt, but we simply cannot nominate this guy. He’s a disaster-in-waiting. One week on the campaign trail as the nominee and he’ll meltdown quicker than Perry did at the debates. I’ve never seen someone so uncomfortable within their own skin and so prone to shameless pandering. At least when Obama pretended to not be a Marxist for 2 years, he almost always did it from a teleprompter so as to not come off sounding like this.

Doughboy on February 18, 2012 at 3:52 AM

Say what you will about Rick or even Newt, but we simply cannot nominate this guy. He’s a disaster-in-waiting. One week on the campaign trail as the nominee and he’ll meltdown quicker than Perry did at the debates. I’ve never seen someone so uncomfortable within their own skin and so prone to shameless pandering.

Doughboy on February 18, 2012 at 3:52 AM

I see no way to improve upon this summation. ;)

Kent18 on February 18, 2012 at 3:58 AM

How can she kick him in the jimmy? Bob Casey cut it off in 2006.

kurtd on February 18, 2012 at 4:48 AM

Santorum will be toxic to women voters in a general election.

rubberneck

Romney will be toxic to republican voters in a general election.

xblade on February 18, 2012 at 4:54 AM

The economy is in the tank and we have REAL unemployment sitting at around 15% and we have one of the MOST successful candidates to run for POTUS from the private sector and also with gov’t experience as an executive and we are looking at the contraceptive candidate?

Unbelievable! I do not recall that this was the shift in gov’t that we in the TP were looking for…

Romney can and will get the economy turned around and yet many here continue to whine about him…”he just does not EXCITE me enough” What is this a High School election?

g2825m on February 18, 2012 at 5:30 AM

Here is a good summation from Gov Sununu (of course I know everyone here on HA believes you cannot be a REAL conservative if you are from the N.E. and will discount the facts he speaks of here):
“He (Romney) took office, there was a $3 billion deficit, he turned that into a surplus by cutting spending—by truly cutting spending, reducing the number of people on the state payroll, cutting programs, and he did that without raising taxes and without borrowing any additional money for the state. He cut taxes nineteen times. He stood with the Citizens for Life, the right to life folks in Massachusetts when two terrible anti-life bills were passed. He stood with the traditional marriage people when the Supreme Court put forth the gay marriage decision in Massachusetts and he kept Massachusetts out of the cap and trade program—the regional greenhouse gas initiative. He stood up for conservative values as governor and I think that’s very important as we’re looking for somebody to undo the mess in Washington.

Just by way of contrasts, let me just do a little bit here. Senator Santorum is a nice man. I’ve known him for a long time. He’s a good friend, but frankly when he got to Washington, he got very Washingtonian. He fell in love with earmarks to the point where he is willing to say he was proud of being part of the earmark gang. And that increase in spending is a very serious problem—spending increased eighty percent while he was in the Senate.

He is not a conservative on labor issues. He voted for—he voted against right to work laws in the Senate and he supported extending Davis-Bacon—two issues that are extremely important to conservative Republicans around the country.

He joined with Senator Specter in supporting Judge Sotomayor when she was being put on the Appellate Court, now she ends up on the Supreme Court.

And talking about joining Senator Specter, he joined with Senator Specter and Senator Mike DeWine in being the only three Republicans to join with Hillary Clinton and Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer in voting for extending voting rights to felons and overriding state laws that prevented that. So it’s not only an extension of voting rights to felons that he supported with Mike DeWine and Arlen Specter but he was overriding state rights there again, a very non-conservative approach.” http://mittromney.com/news/press/2012/02/gov-john-sununu-sen-santorum-has-opposed-conservative-causes-over-and-over

If we are going to VET our candidates then lets TRULY vet them and see what their votes on the record were…

g2825m on February 18, 2012 at 5:35 AM

No actually. Just you will. Most intelligent people would love to be, post mortem, accepted into any multi-million follower faith. But you keep trying.

WryTrvllr on February 18, 2012 at 3:07 AM

Sorry, but that just makes no sense.

There Goes The Neighborhood on February 18, 2012 at 5:42 AM

Here is a good summation from Gov Sununu (of course I know everyone here on HA believes you cannot be a REAL conservative if you are from the N.E. and will discount the facts he speaks of here):

g2825m on February 18, 2012 at 5:35 AM

Sununu is the guy who advised Bush 41 to break his pledge of “Read my lips: no new taxes.”

Which drove the economy into the toilet for about a year, and easily cost Bush 41 a second term. Which also served as a perfect illustration of why eager-to-please moderates don’t make good presidents. Caving to the Democrats made him look weak, hurt the economy, and gave Clinton the opening to talk about “the worst economy in 50 years.” When Bush 41 running tried to point out Clinton’s lying character and sell himself as the trustworthy and reliable choice, all the Democrats had to say was, “Sure, Mr. ‘read my lips.’ It also ensured that when the economy finally did finish its path out of a deficit, on the plan given by Reagan after the disastrous Carter years, it would be a Democrat who would take full credit for it.

This was quite possibly the single biggest political disaster of the 90′s. The only competitor would be HillaryCare. And Sununu is advising Romney, who came up with Romneycare.

Yet we’re told we should still vote for Romney, because he’ll nominate good judges. But it was Sununu who told Bush 41 that Souter would be a good conservative judge.

The similarity between Bush 41 and Romney has been noted often. How appropriate that Sununu is an adviser to Romney, as he was to Bush 41.

Sorry, but I care for the country a lot more than I care for Mitt Romney.

Sununu: NO SALE.

There Goes The Neighborhood on February 18, 2012 at 5:56 AM

Sununu is the guy who advised Bush 41 to break his pledge of “Read my lips: no new taxes.”
Which drove the economy into the toilet for about a year, and easily cost Bush 41 a second term.
This was quite possibly the single biggest political disaster of the 90′s.
There Goes The Neighborhood on February 18, 2012 at 5:56 AM

I can’t say anything about Sununu, because I didn’t gather any first-hand knowledge of him when he served under Bush 41.

But I absolutely believe the ’1990 budget deal’ was the single biggest political disaster of the ’90s. Without it, we would not have had Clinton.

listens2glenn on February 18, 2012 at 6:19 AM

All just the typical media distraction…….9 more months to go.

Anything to distract from the fact that Obama is the worst president since…….

………LET’S USE IT ON THEM…HERBERT HOOVER!!

PappyD61 on February 18, 2012 at 7:59 AM

Unemployment has been above 8% the longest since the……

..GREAT DEPRESSION.

PappyD61 on February 18, 2012 at 8:01 AM

Santorum should just say look…. all the guy meant was that more men need to keep their zippers up and more woman, especially young girls, need to say no! What is wrong with that message? He might not have said it well but you can understand his point! And I agree with that, as we all should!

Then repeat and repeat about the hypocrisy of the left on Obama and Rev. Wright! They will not want to stay on this subject because they want no light at all shown on Rev. Wright! They want Americans to forget all about Rev. Wright! Why? Because Rev. Wright is more relevant today than he was in 2008! Listen to Rev. Wright and you will totally understand and put into perspective exactly why Obama has been the President he has for the past 3 years!

I have yet to ever see any hysteria from the media that can not be turned back on themselves! Every single outrage from the left against some conservative or Pub is an outrage they never had on Obama or some other Democrat! Every one of these talking heads… well, maybe not everyone of them but 99%.. are all hypocrites! Every single “gotcha” question can be turned back onto themselves!

Again.. Rev. Wright is more relevant today than he was in 2008! Obama’s policies, edicts and attitude.. the things he has said are almost a mirror image of what he listened to in Wright’s so called church! Proof he was listening after all those past 20 years!

JellyToast on February 18, 2012 at 8:06 AM

You put an aspirin between your knees, you legs are…wait for it…closed. So why is that even remotely offensive to anyone who isn’t a raging skank?

Spliff Menendez on February 18, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Morality. What a concept.

kingsjester on February 18, 2012 at 8:13 AM

You know.. when I heard him first say this aspirin thing… I had forgotten that I heard it many times in my youth. I think a teacher actually used to say that at high school. Nobody ever thought it was offensive!

Another example of how far we have fallen!
The left fakes all this moral outrage at some guy saying the best contraception is for women to put an aspirin between their knees… but they have zero outrage at over a million babies being destroyed every year in the country! Zero outrage at all the suffering premarital sex and teen sex is causing! Zero outrage at the divorce rate! Zero outrage over a Senator who drove his car into a canal and left a women to drown in the back seat.. while all he cared about was his political career! No, the politician who did that is considered a saint by the left. Yeah, let a President have sex with an intern in the oval office and that president can do no wrong. Let some guy say the best form of contraception is for a woman to hold an aspirin between her knees and it’s all shock and horror!

JellyToast on February 18, 2012 at 8:20 AM

Sununu is the guy who advised Bush 41 to break his pledge of “Read my lips: no new taxes.”

Which drove the economy into the toilet for about a year, and easily cost Bush 41 a second term. Which also served as a perfect illustration of why eager-to-please moderates don’t make good presidents. Caving to the Democrats made him look weak, hurt the economy, and gave Clinton the opening to talk about “the worst economy in 50 years.” When Bush 41 running tried to point out Clinton’s lying character and sell himself as the trustworthy and reliable choice, all the Democrats had to say was, “Sure, Mr. ‘read my lips.’ It also ensured that when the economy finally did finish its path out of a deficit, on the plan given by Reagan after the disastrous Carter years, it would be a Democrat who would take full credit for it.

This was quite possibly the single biggest political disaster of the 90′s. The only competitor would be HillaryCare. And Sununu is advising Romney, who came up with Romneycare.

There Goes The Neighborhood on February 18, 2012 at 5:56 AM

How right you are. And here we have no other than avid Romney supporter, Ann Coulter, making the very same point.

If Democrats had lied only a little and merely held spending at the same level, Reagan could have smashed the Russkies, produced the largest peacetime expansion in U.S. history with his tax cuts and produced a $235 billion budget surplus. (Jobs created in September 1983: 1.1 million; jobs created in September 2011: 150,000.)

But the Democrats not only refused to implement any budget cuts, they hiked government spending. To the untrained eye, that appears to be the exact opposite of cutting the budget.

Even the gusher of revenue brought in by Reagan’s tax cuts couldn’t pay for all the additional spending piled up by double-crossing Democrats — more than twice as much as Reagan’s spending on defense.

Reagan’s defense spending crushed the Soviet war machine. What did Tip O’Neill’s domestic spending accomplish? (I mean, besides destroying the black family, increasing single motherhood and creating government bureaucracies that can never be eliminated.)

Unable to learn from the first kick of a mule, President George H.W. Bush made the exact same deal with Democrats just a few years later.

Pretending to care about the deficit — created exclusively by their own profligate spending — Democrats demanded that Bush agree to a “balanced budget” package with both spending cuts and tax increases.

In June 1990, Bush did so, agreeing to tax hikes in defiance of his “read-my-lips, no-new-taxes” campaign pledge.

Again, Democrats, being Democrats, produced no spending cuts, and within two years the increased federal spending had led to a doubling of the deficit.

The Democrats didn’t care: All that mattered was that they had tricked Bush into breaking his tax pledge, which they celebrated all the way to Bush’s defeat in the next election. Source

And who was the young Minority Whip of the House of Representatives, who although originally said he would back the President, after consulting his colleagues decided to oppose the deal?

Newt Gingrich. Who made the better decision for the good of the Republican party?

Flora Duh on February 18, 2012 at 8:21 AM

You put an aspirin between your knees, you legs are…wait for it…closed. So why is that even remotely offensive to anyone who isn’t a raging skank?

Spliff Menendez on February 18, 2012 at 8:08 AM

It’s not. Manufactured hype …

darwin on February 18, 2012 at 8:32 AM

Santorum will be toxic to women voters in a general election.

rubberneck

Romney will be toxic to republican voters in a general election.

xblade on February 18, 2012 at 4:54 AM

Rommy IStoxic to republican voters

nicknack60 on February 18, 2012 at 8:37 AM

It’s not. Manufactured hype …

darwin on February 18, 2012 at 8:32 AM

Without which, the liberals and the media, but I repeat myself, wouldn’t be able to exist.

And with that I’m off to breakfast.

Have a great day everybody!

Flora Duh on February 18, 2012 at 8:39 AM

These are the types of arguments we heard 20 to 25 years ago as to why women couldn’t be fighter pilots

Yup, killing the baby with abortificients the morning after is the same as stopping women from becoming fighter pilots. On the other hand -when did the beautiful thing called motherhood become like trash? Oh Yeah, the un-mother-like radical feminists did that.

By the way, we’re (Western Civilition’s Judeo-Christian America) well on our way to becoming extinct, with our fear that having children will deny us the “good life”

Who needs responsibility when you can reduce the God-given gift of procreation to mere recreation….?

Don L on February 18, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Now watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHaMqHh5NZ4&feature=player_embedded

Are you telling me you aren’t laughing?

Lawdawg86 on February 17, 2012 at 10:45 PM

LOL, Romney has lost it. There is now way I am ever voting for this clown.

Norwegian on February 18, 2012 at 9:08 AM

There Goes The Neighborhood on February 18, 2012 at 5:56 AM

So typical. Rather than discuss the points made, you discredit the source in your mind and then pretend that nothing from that source could possibly have merit. It’s such a cliched dodge it’s comical.

Forget the source, the information he gave was correct. If you can’t acknowledge that or even dispute the facts on their merits, then your opinion is based on willful ignorance and not worth the time it took to read what little of it I bothered with.

MJBrutus on February 18, 2012 at 9:11 AM

“You know I agree with many of the things that Rick Santorum says, but when I heard this I really just wanted to go kick him in the jimmy,” McSally said. Watch the video!

Assegai on February 18, 2012 at 9:14 AM

It is a very old joke which I’m sure Andrea heard many times. Mr. Friess is a charitable man who stuck his toe in the political waters and got muddied up a little. Too bad Rick doesn’t expound on the kindness and giving of Mr. Friess and stand up for the man backing him instead of knocking him for not having his PC tuned up.

Kissmygrits on February 18, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Along with Santorum’s raging zealotry against the sexual habits of his fellow Americans (which only hurts him with women, independents, and disaffected dems) he is a big government statist. His status as a life long Washington insider has endowed him with the traits that one would expect.

The expansion of government.
Spending other peoples money.
All talk and no real experience.
Never has been an executive.
Never run a state.
Never run a city.
Never run a business.
Slams business experience.
Never been a Commander in Chief.

(these traits only hurt him with fiscal conservatives)

Santorum’s claim to fame are his statements in which he links his personal religious beliefs with suggestions of government involvement (this only helps him with over zealous socons). Any person who claims to be a member of the TEA Party has sold their soul if they support Santorum. And what’s worse is that if one is going to sell ones soul, it would be best to sell it for someone who will beat Obama.

csdeven on February 18, 2012 at 9:35 AM

csdeven on February 18, 2012 at 9:35 AM

IngSoc is so lucky to have you at the Ministry of Truth™

tom daschle concerned on February 18, 2012 at 9:37 AM

“You know I agree with many of the things that Rick Santorum says, but when I heard this I really just wanted to go kick him in the jimmy,” McSally said. “He’s totally out of touch. I mean, completely out of touch. These are the types of arguments we heard 20 to 25 years ago as to why women couldn’t be fighter pilots. It’s an insult to the men and women who are serving overseas, putting their lives on the line and focusing on the mission right now.”

Oh?
Tell that to the family of Lt. Kara Hultgreen … you know, the woman who was given an extra chance (not offered to men) to land one of OUR $20 million dollar Tomcats on a Carrier, but crashed, lost the plane and her life. All in the name of PC of course.
Get a f’ing clue.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kara_Hultgreen

~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on February 18, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Spliff Menendez on February 18, 2012 at 8:08 AMYou put an aspirin between your knees, you legs are…wait for it…closed.

Yeah! Put that right on a campaign poster.

Fir starters, implying women should limit the size of their families by closibg their kegs ( or risk being called a ragingnskank) is a conceptbwoen find verynacceptable. Only whores have sex”!

SarahW on February 18, 2012 at 9:48 AM

You know.. when I heard him first say this aspirin thing… I had forgotten that I heard it many times in my youth. I think a teacher actually used to say that at high school. Nobody ever thought it was offensive!

Because it’s not offensive. This is all faux outrage, but as long as Santorum is the frontrunner or the nominee, it’s gonna be faux outrage all the time.

Priscilla on February 18, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Reposting this g2825m! This shows how Romney is qualified to be POTUS and Santorum is not.

“He (Romney) took office, there was a $3 billion deficit, he turned that into a surplus by cutting spending—by truly cutting spending, reducing the number of people on the state payroll, cutting programs, and he did that without raising taxes and without borrowing any additional money for the state. He cut taxes nineteen times. He stood with the Citizens for Life, the right to life folks in Massachusetts when two terrible anti-life bills were passed. He stood with the traditional marriage people when the Supreme Court put forth the gay marriage decision in Massachusetts and he kept Massachusetts out of the cap and trade program—the regional greenhouse gas initiative. He stood up for conservative values as governor and I think that’s very important as we’re looking for somebody to undo the mess in Washington.

Just by way of contrasts, let me just do a little bit here. Senator Santorum is a nice man. I’ve known him for a long time. He’s a good friend, but frankly when he got to Washington, he got very Washingtonian. He fell in love with earmarks to the point where he is willing to say he was proud of being part of the earmark gang. And that increase in spending is a very serious problem—spending increased eighty percent while he was in the Senate.

He is not a conservative on labor issues. He voted for—he voted against right to work laws in the Senate and he supported extending Davis-Bacon—two issues that are extremely important to conservative Republicans around the country.

He joined with Senator Specter in supporting Judge Sotomayor when she was being put on the Appellate Court, now she ends up on the Supreme Court.

And talking about joining Senator Specter, he joined with Senator Specter and Senator Mike DeWine in being the only three Republicans to join with Hillary Clinton and Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer in voting for extending voting rights to felons and overriding state laws that prevented that. So it’s not only an extension of voting rights to felons that he supported with Mike DeWine and Arlen Specter but he was overriding state rights there again, a very non-conservative approach.” http://mittromney.com/news/press/2012/02/gov-john-sununu-sen-santorum-has-opposed-conservative-causes-over-and-over

If we are going to VET our candidates then lets TRULY vet them and see what their votes on the record were…

g2825m on February 18, 2012 at 5:35 AM

Lets list Santorum’s accomplishments as a CEO, businessman, Commander in Chief, or his experience as a hands-on job creator.

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Zip, zero, zilch!

Okay, now lets list his experience as a big government statist and a over zealous socon.

Go Rick! Go Rick! Go Rick!

More of the REAL Rick Santorum!

“This whole idea of personal autonomy, well I don’t think most conservatives hold that point of view. Some do. They have this idea that people should be left alone, be able to do whatever they want to do, government should keep our taxes down and keep our regulations low, that we shouldn’t get involved in the bedroom, we shouldn’t get involved in cultural issues. You know, people should do whatever they want. Well, that is not how traditional conservatives view the world and I think most conservatives understand that individuals can’t go it alone.”

And that is just for starts! The TEA Party folks who support Santorum don’t really understand what birthed the TEA Party and why it attracts indies, dems, and reps alike. Those members who support Santorum are going to destroy the TEA Party movement.

csdeven on February 18, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Because it’s not offensive. This is all faux outrage, but as long as Santorum is the frontrunner or the nominee, it’s gonna be faux outrage all the time.

Priscilla on February 18, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Way to make the case for your heroine loser, You inadvertently admitted that when Romney(LOL! like that will ever happen!) the ‘faux’ outrage will become real…

What does that say about your cultist I mean candidate?

tom daschle concerned on February 18, 2012 at 9:51 AM

And that is just for starts! The TEA Party folks who support Santorum don’t really understand what birthed the TEA Party and why it attracts indies, dems, and reps alike. Those members who support Santorum are going to destroy the TEA Party movement.

csdeven on February 18, 2012 at 9:51 AM

As an original Tea Party participant, I reject this outright.

tom daschle concerned on February 18, 2012 at 9:52 AM

I will vote for Santorum in the general but I fear he will be demagogued to death on social issues that play to the base but alienate the middle.

gerrym51 on February 18, 2012 at 10:16 AM

csdeven on February 18, 2012 at 9:35 AM

trying logic on Mitt bashers is a waste of time.They would rather lose to Obama.

Santorums gender gap is real.they all know it but refuse to confront it.

gerrym51 on February 18, 2012 at 10:19 AM

tom daschle concerned on February 18, 2012 at 9:52 AM

You are just a participant, what do you know? /

Cindy Munford on February 18, 2012 at 10:32 AM

They would rather lose to Obama.

gerrym51 on February 18, 2012 at 10:19 AM

They have their dull butter knives out and ready to hack their noses off to spite Americans for refusing to be as enlightened as they are. I have requested they send pictures of the event as we will need a good laugh.

csdeven on February 18, 2012 at 10:38 AM

For Obama to lose we need higher gas prices and more hostages.

Cindy Munford on February 18, 2012 at 10:53 AM

For Obama to lose we need higher gas prices and more hostages.

Cindy Munford on February 18, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Given the current GOP crop, you may just be right.

~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on February 18, 2012 at 11:14 AM

I really have to wonder if there isn’t some footage somewhere of Andrea Mitchell giggling at one of her BSNBC buddies using the word Teabaggers in reference to the Tea Party. (Hey, Breitbart. Get to work on that, will ya?)

Compare and contrast that with her breathless reaction to Friess’ really old joke.

I say it’s old because I remember back in the 70′s Spencer Gifts sold a novelty item called “The Foolproof Birth Control Pill” or something to that effect. In the box was a small plastic pill and the instructions said to place it between your knees and hold it there all night.

Doug Piranha on February 18, 2012 at 12:02 PM

There Goes The Neighborhood on February 18, 2012 at 5:56 AM

So typical. Rather than discuss the points made, you discredit the source in your mind and then pretend that nothing from that source could possibly have merit. It’s such a cliched dodge it’s comical.

Forget the source, the information he gave was correct. If you can’t acknowledge that or even dispute the facts on their merits, then your opinion is based on willful ignorance and not worth the time it took to read what little of it I bothered with.

MJBrutus on February 18, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Since John Sununu was quoted largely as a political authority, it makes sense to examine what authority he has. Too bad it doesn’t amount to much.

The relevance should be obvious to all but a Romney supporter. It’s the exact same political positioning Romney has been taking that Bush 41 took, with the same poor results.

But I guess I can’t blame you for trying to deflect. Romney, like Bush 41, wants to pander to the liberals and moderates who would rather vote for Obama, and ignore the Republican vote because, after all, they have to vote for him.

Until they don’t.

There Goes The Neighborhood on February 18, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Test.

Bmore on February 18, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Lets list Santorum’s accomplishments as a CEO, businessman, Commander in Chief, or his experience as a hands-on job creator.

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Zip, zero, zilch!

Okay, now lets list his experience as a big government statist and a over zealous socon.

Go Rick! Go Rick! Go Rick!

More of the REAL Rick Santorum!

“This whole idea of personal autonomy, well I don’t think most conservatives hold that point of view. Some do. They have this idea that people should be left alone, be able to do whatever they want to do, government should keep our taxes down and keep our regulations low, that we shouldn’t get involved in the bedroom, we shouldn’t get involved in cultural issues. You know, people should do whatever they want. Well, that is not how traditional conservatives view the world and I think most conservatives understand that individuals can’t go it alone.”

And that is just for starts! The TEA Party folks who support Santorum don’t really understand what birthed the TEA Party and why it attracts indies, dems, and reps alike. Those members who support Santorum are going to destroy the TEA Party movement.

csdeven on February 18, 2012 at 9:51 AM

You left off the accomplishments from Romney’s successful Senate career. I wonder why?

Oh, that’s right! Well. let’s turn then to all those elections Romney has won in the past. Let’s see, he won exactly one term as governor of Massachusetts. That was it.

It would be different if Romney had only run the one time. But he’s been a politician all these years, and only won a single election in all that time.

You dump all over Palin at every opportunity, but Palin’s political and executive accomplishments as governor trump Romney’s easily. We saw in the 2008 election that she was easily more popular than the guy who beat Romney in 2008.

If Palin is such a horrible candidate, then Romney is far worse. There isn’t any reason at all to believe that Romney is someone the whole country will vote for.

Before the last election was even over, Romney supporters among McCain’s campaign staff were doing their dead-level best to smear Palin as a trashy ignorant snowbilly that went on a spending spree with other people’s money. Back then, a lot of people gave Romney the benefit of the doubt, and didn’t blame him for what some of his supporters had done. After watching the primary campaign and the desperate attempts to destroy every competitor by any means necessary, is there any lingering doubt that Romney’s supporters were not acting alone. Isn’t it obvious that Romney was trying to destroy competitors even after the election was over?

It’s time to flush Romney as a candidate.

There Goes The Neighborhood on February 18, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Test.

Bmore on February 18, 2012 at 12:24 PM

There Goes The Neighborhood on February 18, 2012 at 12:32 PM

This was a common saying when I was young! Why all the BS about this? Santorum was wrong to not back him on this. I have serious doubts about Santorum!!!

vietvet68 on February 18, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Test.

Bmore on February 18, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Feeling a bit paranoid?

There Goes The Neighborhood on February 18, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Feeling a bit paranoid?

There Goes The Neighborhood on February 18, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Just a bit. Lol! Too much time on that drug thread. Did you spend any time on that thread?

Bmore on February 18, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Elisa on February 18, 2012 at 12:37 AM

True story. A came to the house to pick my daughter up for a date. After introducing himself we chatted awhile. When my daughter came down and they were ready to go I told him if he upset her in any way I would give him a head start and that I ran marathons for fun. I would certainly catch up to him before to long. He looked at my daughter who sweetly smiled and nodded her head to indicate I was telling the truth. We all still laugh to this day about the expression on his face.

chemman on February 18, 2012 at 12:59 AM

lol I can just picture his face.

Elisa on February 18, 2012 at 2:46 PM

It is a very old joke which I’m sure Andrea heard many times. Mr. Friess is a charitable man who stuck his toe in the political waters and got muddied up a little. Too bad Rick doesn’t expound on the kindness and giving of Mr. Friess and stand up for the man backing him instead of knocking him for not having his PC tuned up.

Kissmygrits on February 18, 2012 at 9:23 AM

This was a common saying when I was young! Why all the BS about this? Santorum was wrong to not back him on this. I have serious doubts about Santorum!!!

vietvet68 on February 18, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Actually, the other night on Hannity, Santorum defended the man several times as being “a very good man” among other things. He just said he shouldn’t have told an off color joke.

I was impressed that he did stand up for the man. Santorum’s been around long enough to know how to handle the media.

That joke is an old one and I always thought it was cute.

People have lost their sense of humor.

Elisa on February 18, 2012 at 2:56 PM

You left off the accomplishments from Romney’s successful Senate career. I wonder why?

because there wasn’t one.

Oh, that’s right! Well. let’s turn then to all those elections Romney has won in the past. Let’s see, he won exactly one term as governor of Massachusetts. That was it.

So what? Romney did what he set out to do (saved MA from bankruptcy, balanced the budget 4 times, created a rainy day fund, and solved the healthcare crisis facing the state that was brought about because Reagan signed EMTALA into law) and then left. Palin couldn’t even finish out her only term in the 46th ranked state in the union.

It would be different if Romney had only run the one time. But he’s been a politician all these years, and only won a single election in all that time.

So what? You have no evidence what he would have done as a senator other than what he has done in his entire life. Which is get involved where there was a problem, fix the problem and leave (bain, Olympics, Bain, and governor). Had he won the senate, he would have done the same is a more likely than the fantasy you have created.

You dump all over Palin at every opportunity, but Palin’s political and executive accomplishments as governor trump Romney’s easily. We saw in the 2008 election that she was easily more popular than the guy who beat Romney in 2008.

Popular with who? hahaha…her poll numbers have been in the toilet for 4 years. Very few like her and very few will vote for her.

If Palin is such a horrible candidate, then Romney is far worse. There isn’t any reason at all to believe that Romney is someone the whole country will vote for.

Nothing except the polls.

Before the last election was even over, Romney supporters among McCain’s campaign staff were doing their dead-level best to smear Palin as a trashy ignorant snowbilly

She did that all by her lonesome.

and didn’t blame him for what some of his supporters had done. After watching the primary campaign and the desperate attempts to destroy every competitor by any means necessary, is there any lingering doubt that Romney’s supporters were not acting alone. Isn’t it obvious that Romney was trying to destroy competitors even after the election was over?

It’s time to flush Romney as a candidate.

There Goes The Neighborhood on February 18, 2012 at 12:31 PM

You need more layers on your tinfoil hat! “any lingering doubt”? Unfortunately for you, rational people need evidence that is substantiated with facts.

Are you whining about hard ball politics? I suggest you, Palin, Santorum, and Gingrich get out of politics if you can’t stand the heat.

Good gravy! Do you really think your whining will work with Obama? Palin and the rest clearly are not ready for prime time as they can’t even deal with what Romney is dishing out!

Please….stop WHINING.

csdeven on February 18, 2012 at 2:57 PM

What is so wrong in telling women that if they really don’t want to get pregnant keep your legs together when it’s time.

Pomai on February 18, 2012 at 3:04 PM

trying logic on Mitt bashers is a waste of time.

I know. I wasn’t trying to reason with those lunatics. They are only interested in exorcising their religious bigotry on Romney’s soul.

No, that comment was for the many rational people on Hot Air who are interested in rational discussion.

They would rather lose to Obama.

gerrym51 on February 18, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Here is a quote that fits the Romney haters to a “T”…..

“From hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee.”

Mind you, I am not referring to the rational folks who oppose Romney. Just that small bat$hit crazy group that infest Hot Air. They know who they are. As do we know who they are. They want to destroy the country to serve their ego’s.

csdeven on February 18, 2012 at 3:06 PM

“From hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee.”

Mind you, I am not referring to the rational folks who oppose Romney. Just that small bat$hit crazy group that infest Hot Air. They know who they are. As do we know who they are. They want to destroy the country to serve their ego’s.

csdeven on February 18, 2012 at 3:06 PM

I too enjoyed the Star Trek film, The Wrath of Khan. I hear they’re making a remake, Star Trek: The Exploding Volcano of Romney.

Gladtobehere on February 18, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Feeling a bit paranoid?
There Goes The Neighborhood on February 18, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Just a bit. Lol! Too much time on that drug thread. Did you spend any time on that thread?
Bmore on February 18, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Too much time on a ‘drug thread’. That’ll do it every time.

How are you doing with the ‘withdrawal’ symtoms?

listens2glenn on February 18, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Here is a quote that fits the Romney haters to a “T”…..

“From hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee.”

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csdeven on February 18, 2012 at 3:06 PM

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Question for any and everyone:

Are there any Gingrich or Santorum supporters who don’t HATE Mitt Romney?

listens2glenn on February 18, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Are there any Gingrich or Santorum supporters who don’t HATE Mitt Romney?

listens2glenn on February 18, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Do I hate Mitt, NO!!

I am pro-Newt; more or less neutral on Santorum; and anti-Romney because I find him to be a fake. Just like Dukakis and Kerry, he’s a Liberal Massachusetts politician pretending to be more moderate while running for POTUS. Since he’s in the Republican party, he has to do a lot of pretending, and he’s not very good at it.

Gladtobehere on February 18, 2012 at 3:52 PM

It’s too bad, but I can’t stay online. See you all another time.

Gladtobehere on February 18, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Here is a quote that fits the Romney haters supporters to a “T”…..

“From hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee.”

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csdeven on February 18, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Team players those Romney folk. Just not sure yet what team. ; )
You’ll never read this.

Bmore on February 18, 2012 at 5:13 PM

I too enjoyed the Star Trek film, The Wrath of Khan.

Gladtobehere on February 18, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Do you enjoy Moby Dick? That is the original source of the quote.

csdeven on February 18, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Are there any Gingrich or Santorum supporters who don’t HATE Mitt Romney?

listens2glenn on February 18, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Millions. Hot Air is NOT representative of the country. Every poll every taken here proves that.

csdeven on February 18, 2012 at 6:52 PM

csdeven on February 18, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Hello. ; )

Bmore on February 18, 2012 at 6:56 PM

glad to see mittens supporters getting worried

buck taylor on February 18, 2012 at 8:44 PM

The aspirin joke reminds us that young heterosexual women still risk the most having sex. Heterosexual men can still be promiscuous without being viewed as damaged goods. And they have a longer shelf life for finding a mate and starting a family. Men will never need to find the courage to carry a child. They don’t have the abortion.
My grandmother told me the aspirin joke when I was 15. She wanted me to remain chaste until I was much older and at least engaged if not married. Now, 40 years later, young heterosexual women still have the greatest reason to return sex to marriage. They might begin by laughing at people who pretend to be shocked, and deeply offended, by old jokes that point to the guaranteed effectiveness of abstinence. The performance of the woman interviewing Mr. Frieze was meant to be taken seriously, and it was as phony as World Wrestling.

ansonia on February 19, 2012 at 3:12 AM

Since John Sununu was quoted largely as a political authority, it makes sense to examine what authority he has. Too bad it doesn’t amount to much.

The relevance should be obvious to all but a Romney supporter. It’s the exact same political positioning Romney has been taking that Bush 41 took, with the same poor results.

But I guess I can’t blame you for trying to deflect. Romney, like Bush 41, wants to pander to the liberals and moderates who would rather vote for Obama, and ignore the Republican vote because, after all, they have to vote for him.

Until they don’t.

There Goes The Neighborhood on February 18, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Cha
John Sununu is the moron who gave us Supreme Court Jester David Souter – the second-coming of Ted Kazinsky. They’re both worthless.

~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on February 19, 2012 at 8:54 AM

McDonnell, “I don’t mean to cut you up, but I will.

Just to keep the problem out of the medical community and update the formulation – instead, of using a pharmaceutics just use Velcro.

MSGTAS on February 20, 2012 at 8:39 AM

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