Quotes of the day

posted at 10:35 pm on February 23, 2012 by Allahpundit

“‘You have to ask Congressman Paul and Governor Romney what they’ve got going together,’ Santorum told reporters in the spin room in Mesa, Arizona. ‘Their commercials look a lot alike and so do their attacks.’

“Santorum’s top strategist John Brabender went even further, charging that the two men had ‘joined forces’ and were coordinating attacks against his man

“‘Clearly there’s a tag team strategy between Ron Paul and Mitt Romney. For all I know, Mitt Romney might be considering Ron Paul as his running mate. Clearly there is now an alliance between those two and you saw that certainly in the debate.’…

“The Romney campaign ridiculed the notion there was any coordination. ‘If ever there was an iconoclast who got up there and said what he believed, it’s Ron Paul,’ said Stuart Stevens, Romney’s chief strategist.”

***

“Paul’s spokesman denies this, noting that they have spent millions on four television ads attacking Romney, but there does seem to be something, prima facie, to their conduct during debates, if one assumes that the alliance would preclude Paul from criticizing Romney in debates. In the previous seven debates, going back to the January 7 New Hampshire debate, Ron Paul has only attacked Mitt Romney once

“Paul’s kid-gloved treatment of Romney in the debates so far doesn’t necessarily say anything about their relationship, but it seems like, of late, Paul has been notably kind to the race’s front-runner.”

***

“And now, Paul’s national campaign chairman, Jesse Benton, confirms that the decision last week by the two campaigns to skip a March 1 CNN debate in Georgia was a closely-coordinated one.

“Benton, asked on MSNBC Thursday afternoon to detail the specifics on how the two candidates have cooperated during the campaign:

“‘A lot of it just comes down to scheduling. Both of our campaigns, for example, had places, specific places we wanted our candidates to be on March 1st, and they weren’t in Georgia. Other states that were priorities for us. And so we talked it out and we said, ‘Hey, let’s present a united front and make sure our candidates can get where they need to be rather than being at the 22nd or 23rd debate in Georgia.’ That’s how we cooperate.’”

***

“Senator Rand Paul first discussed his higher aspirations at the beginning of this year. He said he wouldn’t close the door on being a Vice Presidential candidate. After a speech in Louisville today, Paul held that door firmly open, saying he wants to be part of the national debate.

“Paul’s name has swirled as a possible pick that would give Romney points with the Tea Party. When asked directly what he would say if Romney made the offer, Paul tried to punt.

“I don’t know if I can answer that question, but I can say it would be an honor to be considered,’ he said.”

***

“Of course, this could be much ado about nothing — just a politician answering a question. On the other hand, it is sure to spark more speculation that some sort of deal may be in the works between the Romney and Paul camps. It’s not as if Ron Paul’s campaign hasn’t stoked speculation. As the Dallas Morning News reported, Paul’s national campaign chairman, Jesse Benton, recently said: ‘Any Republican should have Rand Paul on his short list.’

“On the surface, tapping Paul as veep might not make sense. But conservatives are refusing to go along and eat the dog food with Romney — and adding Rand Paul to the ticket would fire conservatives up – and ensure that Ron Paul drops any plans to launch a 3rd party challenge. And just imagine if Romney arrives at the GOP convention needing some of Paul’s delegates to win the nomination?

“It’s not an absurd idea.”

***

Via the Daily Rushbo.

***

Ingraham: Hey, Governor, when you watched this last night, did you take away this impression that some are taking away — and I think I stated this a couple days ago on the show — that your Texas compatriot there, Ron Paul, seems to be, you know, guarding the flank for Romney. He seemed to go in at various junctures and either amplify Romney’s points or try to take Santorum out at the knees on issues that clearly benefit the would-be frontrunner Mitt Romney. Do you get the sense that there’s an unspoken alliance there?

Perry: You know, I don’t know whether there is an alliance there or not, but that’s been the case all through the debates, all 20 of them I might add. That Ron Paul and Mitt Romney had a really interesting partnership, let us call it.


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JohnGalt23 on February 23, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Nothing personal , just business. I’m sorry Dr. Paul has done this. I thought him a better man myself. How do you describe your feelings about this. Happy?

Bmore on February 23, 2012 at 11:28 PM

So, do you think Mitt offered Ron head of the Fed? Wouldn’t that be a hoot?

John the Libertarian on February 23, 2012 at 11:26 PM

That would be a hoot for sure..:)

PS..I’m with you..NO Romney would/did not offer Ron Paul the head of the Fed job..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:29 PM

On the other hand, it could be much ado about nothing. The media has to sell its product, you know.

RedCrow on February 23, 2012 at 11:26 PM

This. Plus it gives the blowhards like Levin another excuse to get their two minutes hate on.

Firefly_76 on February 23, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Now there’s a sight for sore eyes. What up, EG?

John the Libertarian on February 23, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Just reading all the posts…

As Bmore said way up there…

Thanks Allah. Should bring some fun.

Electrongod on February 23, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Electrongod on February 23, 2012 at 11:25 PM

LoLz..Thank you..If we get Obie back we may need those pills..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Ummm… look at Paul Ryan with a goatee. Threw me off..

http://www.youtube.com/hoekstraforsenate#p/a/u/2/qcDB_lcTJaQ

dforston on February 23, 2012 at 11:32 PM

I’m sorry Dr. Paul has done this. I thought him a better man myself. How do you describe your feelings about this. Happy?

Bmore on February 23, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Your “concern” is duly noted. Btw, what has Paul “done”? Need I remind you that this is entirely speculation.

Firefly_76 on February 23, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:29 PM

So, brokered or not, and who, if brokered?

John the Libertarian on February 23, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Electrongod on February 23, 2012 at 11:30 PM

I saw earlier where you got a shout out for a post you made on QOTD last night..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:33 PM

…it’s possible that Paul’s actions are meant to achieve some goal other than a Ron Paul nomination win in the Republican primary.

Kataklysmic on February 23, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Dr. Paul’s “campaigns” rake in a lot of cash, which is a big reason we can’t get rid of him here. No local politician can run a successful primary against him.

No Dr. Paul doesn’t want to win & the reason he is backing Romney is out of the candidates who are left a Romney presidency will give Paul the most material to rail against after the election. This keeps Dr. Paul’s coffers full, even if he keeps his word & doesn’t run for office again.

batterup on February 23, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Nothing personal , just business. I’m sorry Dr. Paul has done this. I thought him a better man myself. How do you describe your feelings about this. Happy?

Bmore on February 23, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Exactly.

Nothing personal, just business. The business of politics.

If, in fact, Ron Paul has parlayed this campaign into a Veep slot for his son, I’m ecstatic. Not as ecstatic as I would be if he parlayed this campaign into a nomination for his son, but… hey, Mitt Romney plays hard too.

But what it would mean is that, politically, Ron Paul will have firmly established libertarians/constitutionalists as players within the GOP, whether or not Romney beats Obama.

JohnGalt23 on February 23, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Last night when they asked Ron Paul about the ad he ran against Santorum calling him a fake, was it my imagination that it looked like Paul had no idea what John King was talking about?

Like maybe Paul never even saw the ad?

JPeterman on February 23, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Is this a circus or a rodeo.

RickB on February 23, 2012 at 11:28 PM

LOL!

Bmore on February 23, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Well, there goes Bob McDonnell’s career. He was hoping for the VP nod from Romney.

BetseyRoss on February 23, 2012 at 11:34 PM

I don’t see him as viable either. However, I think his son is. I was just wondering aloud if his supporters who send him money are on board with him spending it help facilitate a Mitt nomination (If that is what he was ultimately found to be doing)

Kataklysmic on February 23, 2012 at 11:17 PM

.
I think ts a very popular current sentiment to have a third party entity to look for coalition style governance. The only way to develop this undercurrent is to keep the brand out there and show the establishment there is a viable third column. A lot of registered Independents want no allegience to either of the 2 ruling parties. In fact, I see a Tea Party/ Libertarian solidarity evolution going forward – and hopefully not one with the Tea Party getting rolled into the Repub party. That would be a shame. Cong Paul has been fight the ruling establishment for a long time, and is getting closer to breaking out. While Paul has made very good progress early here, this is not the year of the Libertarian. Its the year of the ABRO.

FlaMurph on February 23, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Team work…
Pile on the Conservatives.

Electrongod on February 23, 2012 at 10:38 PM

If Little Ricky can’t handle these two Wet-Naps(TM), how is he going to deal with Putin and the Iranian theocrats?

ebrown2 on February 23, 2012 at 11:36 PM

So, let me get this straight…In 2008, McCain and Huckabee had a
secret pact to destroy Romney, and now Romney and Paul have a secret pact to destroy Santorum and/or Gingrich, who may or may not have a secret pact to destroy Romney.

This is such BS. Santorum let himself be put on the defensive last night. It was HIS problem, and he chose to spin it with tin-foil hat nonsense. I support Romney, but even he did not distinquish himself last night. This neverending purist debate about who is the MOST CONSERVATIVE GOP CANDIDATE has become so toxic that it is going to bring the whole party down.

It’s just so stupid.

Priscilla on February 23, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Last night when they asked Ron Paul about the ad he ran against Santorum calling him a fake, was it my imagination that it looked like Paul had no idea what John King was talking about?

Like maybe Paul never even saw the ad?

JPeterman on February 23, 2012 at 11:33 PM

That was your imagination. For all the times I thought RP was unprepared for a debate question, there was no doubt Doug Wead had that one teed up for him, and he nailed the answer.

Q: Why are you calling him a fake.

A: Because he is a fake.

JohnGalt23 on February 23, 2012 at 11:36 PM

It’s straight out of Atlas Shrugged…

The city of Los Angeles is determined to put 50-60 employers straight out of business for the greater good. And it just so happens the greater good benefits labor unions most of all.

For three years now, the L.A. government, with heavy backing from labor unions, has been working on a proposal to carve the city into 11 franchise zones. Once it does this, it’ll assign a monopoly to one waste-hauling company for all the businesses in each zone. There are 50-60 waste haulers who regularly pick trash up at businesses in the city. The franchise zone proposal will put most of them out of business. They will be legally forbidden to sell their services in the city of Los Angeles. Residential trash pickup would be unaffected by the proposal.

The plan is being pushed by a union front group called the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy. The LAANE says competition is too cutthroat… meaning many small waste haulers aren’t unionized, so it wants to put 11 big unionized waste haulers in charge of removing all the trash from businesses in L.A.

Porter has written before how government unions seize control of municipal governments and have bankrupted cities and towns all over America. The franchise proposal in L.A. is an example of a labor union using government to eliminate the competition permanently… the most cutthroat move of all.

More and more in America, you’re either a member of a gang powerful enough to steal someone else’s lunch or you’re left out in the cold…

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2012 at 11:36 PM

So, brokered or not, and who, if brokered?

John the Libertarian on February 23, 2012 at 11:33 PM

No brokered..That would be a nightmare..:(

PS..IF it were to be brokered then I would say it would need to be the one with the most delgates of the final three (Not counting Ron Paul) running..IMHO..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Dire Straits

QOTD song. I have to crash, big day, long day tomorrow. I’ll be up at 5:00 a.m. Leave me something to wake up to. A song that will motivate me for the day One I can hum happily all day. ; )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snILjFUkk_A

Bmore on February 23, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Now, the GOP may betray you but Palinoia will destroy ya.

Lanceman on February 23, 2012 at 11:38 PM

This neverending purist debate about who is the MOST CONSERVATIVE GOP CANDIDATE has become so toxic that it is going to bring the whole party down.

It’s just so stupid.

Priscilla on February 23, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Who is debating that on this thread? From what I have seen we are talking about the quotes AP put up regarding whether or not there is some kind of agreement between Paul and Mitt.

Kataklysmic on February 23, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Romney is a power hungry big govt statist, he’s been running for president for years on end.

Paul is a power hungry paleo-con/anti-semitic anarchist who masquerades as a libertarian, he’s been running for president for decades now.

they are both trying to seize the reins of the republican party, both are not conservatives in the Buckley/Reagan mold, in fact their ideology is sharply opposed to Reagan and both have publicly distanced themselves from Reagan, Paul with an angry screed in the 80′s, calling Reagan all sorts of nasty names and quitting the republican party, Romney with his statement that he is not running as a “Reagan” republican, but as a “progressive”.

Both also have sharply differing principles, this secret alliance shows both men to be unprincipled hacks who conspire in secret simply to attain power, for Romney fans, this is not a big deal, they know their candidate is a flip-flopper and shifting positions are part and parcel of who Romney is, for the Paulbots, this is a more bitter pill to swallow, as the only thing that Paul had in their eyes, was his principles.

golembythehudson on February 23, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Nothing personal, just business. The business of politics.

If, in fact, Ron Paul has parlayed this campaign into a Veep slot for his son, I’m ecstatic. Not as ecstatic as I would be if he parlayed this campaign into a nomination for his son, but… hey, Mitt Romney plays hard too.

But what it would mean is that, politically, Ron Paul will have firmly established libertarians/constitutionalists as players within the GOP, whether or not Romney beats Obama.

JohnGalt23 on February 23, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Before Iowa I asked you when Paul was going to hit Mitt and you said probably before NH. Obviously that never happened. What made you think it would then when you clearly don’t think it will now?

Kataklysmic on February 23, 2012 at 11:40 PM

(Not counting Ron Paul) running..IMHO..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:37 PM

John the Libertarian on February 23, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Misery loves some company. Severely.

FlaMurph on February 23, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Obama said today that he “feels your pain on gasoline prices”. He spent nearly 200,000/hr to go to Florida, to tell you that.

Yes, misery does love company. May it destroy you first.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Your “concern” is duly noted. Btw, what has Paul “done”? Need I remind you that this is entirely speculation.

Firefly_76 on February 23, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Fair enough. No need to worry about me. But thank you anyway. I don’t think it is speculation. I think it is indeed what Dr Paul is and has had in mind. Not what he has representing his interest to be.

Bmore on February 23, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:37 PM

John the Libertarian on February 23, 2012 at 11:41 PM

oops, that was a misfire, was talking to my niece.

But don’t you think the establishment will turn to St. Sarah to save us?

John the Libertarian on February 23, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Bmore on February 23, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Nice one..:)

PS..I done this one in the past..I will make this one in honor of Ron Paul..It is so fitting!!..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Basilsbest is an Obamabot.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Remember when Michelle Bachmann was Romney’s “stalking horse?”

MeatHeadinCA on February 23, 2012 at 11:43 PM

John the Libertarian on February 23, 2012 at 11:42 PM

No..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:44 PM

incidentally i’m pretty sure Ron Paul has early stage dementia or alzheimers, ho kept fumbling the words in his sentences last night, and often misspoke or used incorrect words.

golembythehudson on February 23, 2012 at 11:44 PM

All the contenders are horrific, with Obama at the top.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2012 at 11:44 PM

This is where the necons who hate Paul and love to use the derogatory expression “tin foil hats”, put on their . . . tin foil hats.

It’s a conspiracy, I tell ya!

keep the change on February 23, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Wow laura must be hot for Perry. He has no clue what resolute means.

rubberneck on February 23, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Basilsbest on February 23, 2012 at 11:22 PM

You disgust me for disgusting Connie who disgusts Romney & Paul.

SparkPlug on February 23, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Heh. +7

Percent

Lanceman on February 23, 2012 at 11:28 PM

The opinions of deranged ABRs are deranged.

Basilsbest on February 23, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Nice one..:)

PS..I done this one in the past..I will make this one in honor of Ron Paul..It is so fitting!!..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Perfect! just freaking perfect! ; )

Bmore on February 23, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Remember when Michelle Bachmann was Romney’s “stalking horse?”

MeatHeadinCA on February 23, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Good one..I sure do..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:45 PM

But don’t you think the establishment will turn to St. Sarah to save us?

John the Libertarian on February 23, 2012 at 11:42 PM

To coin a phrase, BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

grammy.

Lanceman on February 23, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Kataklysmic on February 23, 2012 at 11:17 PM

I’m waiting for Floating Rock’s take.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Maybe Pastor Rick should spend less time telling us what his Rick-Approved® sexual activities are and more time figuring out how he’s going to lie about being a conservative.

csdeven on February 23, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Where are all the Paul supporters? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THIAGpcYpCQ

Bmore on February 23, 2012 at 11:47 PM

The opinions of deranged ABRs are deranged.

Basilsbest on February 23, 2012 at 11:45 PM

I have blood type ABO!

Lanceman on February 23, 2012 at 11:47 PM

All the contenders are horrific, with Obama at the top.
Schadenfreude on February 23, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Romney is awesome. The base is too base to appreciate him.

Basilsbest on February 23, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2012 at 11:41 PM

.
Misery is the tool of the devil. It finds no quarter with me.
ABRs… not so much.

FlaMurph on February 23, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Mitt should tell voters what his 4-5 core beliefs are and why they should follow him.

He is no different in style than Obama. It’s all about “I, me and I again.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2012 at 11:49 PM

If Little Ricky can’t handle these two Wet-Naps(TM), how is he going to deal with Putin and the Iranian theocrats?

ebrown2 on February 23, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Those Wet-Nights (name altered to not infringe on a trademark)
Can’t get the country to stand behind them if they need to deal with Putin and friends…
What make you think Ricky can get the backing?
Blind trust?

Electrongod on February 23, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Mitt Romney- Rand Paul 2012?

profitsbeard on February 23, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Ummm… look at Paul Ryan with a goatee. Threw me off..

http://www.youtube.com/hoekstraforsenate#p/a/u/2/qcDB_lcTJaQ

dforston on February 23, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Bizarro Ron Paul…you’re being redundant.

(Lol. Sorry Paul-ites, I couldn’t help it.)

RedCrow on February 23, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Romney Obama is awesome. The base is too base to appreciate him.

Basilsbest on February 23, 2012 at 11:48 PM

You’re so easy.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Before Iowa I asked you when Paul was going to hit Mitt and you said probably before NH. Obviously that never happened. What made you think it would then when you clearly don’t think it will now?

Kataklysmic on February 23, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Senator SweaterVest won Iowa, not Ron Paul. That’s what happened.

JohnGalt23 on February 23, 2012 at 11:50 PM

I have blood type ABO!

Lanceman on February 23, 2012 at 11:47 PM

+ 100..Excellent..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:50 PM

So the whining moves from Perry to Newt to Santorum and now to Hot Gas. You people should vote for a Ham sandwich….or better yet Obama.

rubberneck on February 23, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Paul sold out. ROFLMAO…

unseen on February 23, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Pa lin oia will des troy ya
Pa lin oia will des troy ya

Sorry. Just singing to myself.

Lanceman on February 23, 2012 at 11:51 PM

RedCrow on February 23, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Doh! I saw “Paul” and jumped on it.
(Is this what the kids refer to as “epic fail”?)
.
.
.
(It was a killer joke, too.) :(

RedCrow on February 23, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Mitt is spending 40/1 in Michigan.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Evenin’, y’all.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 23, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Good one..I sure do..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:45 PM

It’s a good thing we’re focused on the secret Ronulamy mind melt instead of … IDK … Rick Santorum’s record, much less his plans for getting the nation back on track.

MeatHeadinCA on February 23, 2012 at 11:53 PM

. You people should vote for…… Obama.

rubberneck on February 23, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Again. To coin a phrase, BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA!

grammy

eleventy

Lanceman on February 23, 2012 at 11:53 PM

If Little Ricky can’t handle these two Wet-Naps(TM), how is he going to deal with Putin and the Iranian theocrats?

ebrown2 on February 23, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Mis-read what you said…
Ricky….Mitty..

But the country backing thing…
Still important no matter who is elected.
Otherwise…
We repeat recent history.

Electrongod on February 23, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Paul sold out. ROFLMAO…

unseen on February 23, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Money and power buys souls, even the older ones.

I can’t wait to see what Floating Rock will say.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Senator SweaterVest won Iowa, not Ron Paul. That’s what happened.

JohnGalt23 on February 23, 2012 at 11:50 PM

It wasn’t known that Santorum won IA until after the NH contest was over. And why would it matter who won IA anyway? If Ron Paul wants to win the nomination, is he not going to try to wrest it from his biggest competitor in a state tailor made for Paul like NH?

Kataklysmic on February 23, 2012 at 11:54 PM

If only we could get Christine O’Donnell and Sarah Palin to run, America would flock to them. Sure, Santorum is great with his emphasis on gay sex and condoms, but nobody will light a fire within the average independent like someone who beats a fish to death in a boat after getting run out of office. The courage it took to do both is inspirational to us all. The other one? Well, she ain’t a witch. What more do you want?

The idiocy of the far left is only exceeded by the idiocy of . . . whatever you call these people.

keep the change on February 23, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Evenin’, y’all.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 23, 2012 at 11:53 PM

WHACK!

Lanceman on February 23, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Oh sooooo sorry Kat. I went “off topic” by mentioning that this sort of conspiracy theory comes up like all the time during primary races.

Before Iowa I asked you when Paul was going to hit Mitt and you said probably before NH. Obviously that never happened. What made you think it would then when you clearly don’t think it will now?

Kataklysmic on February 23, 2012 at 11:40 PM

You are clearly wanting Paul to “hit” Rommey, and the fact that he has effectively “hit” your guy is very upsetting to you. I think that Romney and Paul like each other, that Romney is less objectionable to libertarians than Santorum and Gingrich, and that Ron Paul is sucking up to Romney because he believes Mitt will be the eventual niminee and he would like 1) a plum speaking gig at the GOP convention and 2) more leverage for himself and his son in the party.

Too off topic for you?

Priscilla on February 23, 2012 at 11:54 PM

I wonder how Paul feels selling his soul for a few coppers and a promise.

the “man of principle” sells out. What dupes Paul supporters must feel like. His entire reason for being in these races is so conservatives and liberterians can’t come together to destroy the rinos. Not since Reagan has the establishment allowed those two groups to get together under one candidate. Paul just doing what his bosses in Dc tells him…

unseen on February 23, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Evenin’, y’all.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 23, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Evening Twerp. How was the first day without the goodies?

JPeterman on February 23, 2012 at 11:55 PM

WHACK!

Lanceman on February 23, 2012 at 11:54 PM

BITE!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 23, 2012 at 11:55 PM

I can’t wait to see what Floating Rock will say.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2012 at 11:54 PM

He didn’t seem to keen on the theory in the headline thread this morning.

Kataklysmic on February 23, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Romneycare is like a general nobody respects. He has to buy loyalty, bribe, cohearst, manipulate, etc.. in the end his troops desert and have low moral.

For all the bullcrap romneycare has pulled to get the nomination the last 4 years he has totally demoralized the GOP voters. primary voting is down dramatically, last nights CNN debate had a putrid 4 million viewers, it’s incredible!

Romneycare hasn’t had a job in 6 years. He’s been living off his trust fund. This gutless puke needs to be stopped before he gives the election to Obama.

We already know he has bought four presidential contenders Bachmann, pawlenty, trump & Paul. We also know he has paid for endorsements, Nikki Haley $62,000 campaign donation as an example. What don’t we know. Where has all the $100 million he’s spent so far gone.

Pray romneycare loses michigan and our nightmare will be over!

Danielvito on February 23, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Money and power buys souls, even the older ones.

I can’t wait to see what Floating Rock will say.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2012 at 11:54 PM

true. Still it hasn’t up to this date been able to buy Palin. They tried to buy her off in AK she sent them to jail.

unseen on February 23, 2012 at 11:56 PM

WHACK!

Lanceman on February 23, 2012 at 11:54 PM

I still have my chocolate chip waffles-thank you!
Wasn’t tempted by the bakery at all.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 23, 2012 at 11:56 PM

MeatHeadinCA on February 23, 2012 at 11:53 PM

I hear you..We could be focused for 20 minutes (like they were last night in probaly the LAST debate) on earmarks and birth control..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Mitt Romney- Rand Paul 2012?

profitsbeard on February 23, 2012 at 11:49 PM

The Rand Paul factor makes the most sense here. He would make a good VP for any of them.

BakerAllie on February 23, 2012 at 11:58 PM

You are clearly wanting Paul to “hit” Rommey, and the fact that he has effectively “hit” your guy is very upsetting to you.

Priscilla on February 23, 2012 at 11:54 PM

I don’t have “a guy”. Click my name. And Ron Paul can do what he wants. I’m just making the point that to me personally, the fact that he hit Perry, Newt, and Santorum with ads but not frontrunner Mitt sure makes it seem like his motivation is something other than winning the nomination.

Kataklysmic on February 23, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Evenin’, y’all.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 23, 2012 at 11:53 PM

And good evening to you.

OT: Guys, how long until this thread goes completely OT? ‘Cause I can come back…

RedCrow on February 23, 2012 at 11:59 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 23, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Hello alt..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Well heIIfire Allah, I thought it would be a lot more fun. Paul’s supporters I salute you. Turn it up for the Paul supporters! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGPD0ZBiMs0

Good Night all!

Bmore on February 23, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Mitt is spending 40/1 in Michigan.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2012 at 11:51 PM

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For a state where Omarxist has a 20 point lead over any R.
For a state that has NOT voted R for Prez since Reagan- almost 30 yrs ago.
Michigan is the Cali of the mid-west.

Mittens needs to win Michigan badly- lol. For what. Even John McCain was smart enough to fuhgettaboudit. oof.

FlaMurph on February 23, 2012 at 11:59 PM

1. Romney will immediately audit…wait.

2. Romney will stop all wars, immediately…wait.

3. Romney will cut spending immediately, in all regards…wait.

4. Romney will be principled…indeed, indeed, he will. He will stick to one idea, like he always has.

Add your own to the Paul list.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2012 at 11:59 PM

It wasn’t known that Santorum won IA until after the NH contest was over. And why would it matter who won IA anyway? If Ron Paul wants to win the nomination, is he not going to try to wrest it from his biggest competitor in a state tailor made for Paul like NH?

Kataklysmic on February 23, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Had Paul won IA, then he might have had the momentum to unseat Romney in NH. As it was, the bast he could do was out-battle Huntsman.

As it stands now, he has to beat back Sen ChurchLady where he can to position himself as the anti-Romney.

JohnGalt23 on February 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Hey dupes Mitt Paul needs some more money fire up the blimp…

unseen on February 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Evenin’, y’all.
annoyinglittletwerp on February 23, 2012 at 11:53 PM

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Bah, . . . humbug . . . (grumble unintelligibly)

listens2glenn on February 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM

OT: Gas is up to $3.45 here.
We’re going to Illinois end of May for Spawn’s graduation.
I don’t wanna THINK about how high it’ll be then!!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM

RedCrow on February 23, 2012 at 11:59 PM

LoLz..Check back in an hour..:)

PS..Good to see you..:)

Dire Straits on February 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM

I hear you..We could be focused for 20 minutes (like they were last night in probaly the LAST debate) on earmarks and birth control..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Ha. The porkers would love that!

MeatHeadinCA on February 24, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Had Paul won IA, then he might have had the momentum to unseat Romney in NH. As it was, the bast he could do was out-battle Huntsman.

As it stands now, he has to beat back Sen ChurchLady where he can to position himself as the anti-Romney.

JohnGalt23 on February 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM

If Paul wants the nomination, you don’t think it would have made sense for him to hit Mitt in IA or ME, states Paul almost won?

Kataklysmic on February 24, 2012 at 12:01 AM

I someone bites me I will sting them. Especially that PinkBait guy but keep the change, bluedeven and csdgill are not far behind.

SparkPlug on February 24, 2012 at 12:01 AM

FlaMurph on February 23, 2012 at 11:59 PM

You just made the point for how stupid it is to waste all that dough. He’ll do the same with the treasury.

Paul, you old fool, he’ll destroy all you ever believed in.

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2012 at 12:01 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM

You better check the air pressure in your tires!!..:)

Dire Straits on February 24, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Mittens needs to win Michigan badly- lol. For what. Even John McCain was smart enough to fuhgettaboudit. oof.

FlaMurph on February 23, 2012 at 11:59 PM

mitt needs a blowout in MI. A razor thin victory isn’t going to cut it.

unseen on February 24, 2012 at 12:01 AM

I’m just making the point that to me personally, the fact that he hit Perry, Newt, and Santorum with ads but not frontrunner Mitt sure makes it seem like his motivation is something other than winning the nomination.

Kataklysmic on February 23, 2012 at 11:58 PM

They say don’t pick fights with people who buy ink by the barrel.

Don’t pick fights with candidates who have infinitely more cash than you. Let others blow their roll doing that, while you marshal your resources.

JohnGalt23 on February 24, 2012 at 12:02 AM

You know who I really miss?
jenfidel.
*runs*

annoyinglittletwerp on February 24, 2012 at 12:02 AM

I’m just making the point that to me personally, the fact that he hit Perry, Newt, and Santorum with ads but not frontrunner Mitt sure makes it seem like his motivation is something other than winning the nomination.

Kataklysmic on February 23, 2012 at 11:58 PM

I keep hearing about how their (Romney & Paul) wives are pretty good friends. That could be a factor too if they are personally on good terms with each other.
At this point Paul knows he isn’t getting the nod so securing something for his son makes the most sense if it’s a purely political move.

BakerAllie on February 24, 2012 at 12:03 AM

They say don’t pick fights with people who buy ink by the barrel.

Don’t pick fights with candidates who have infinitely more cash than you. Let others blow their roll doing that, while you marshal your resources.

JohnGalt23 on February 24, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Perry was awfully flush with cash when Paul dropped the “trust” ad on him.

Kataklysmic on February 24, 2012 at 12:03 AM

He didn’t seem to keen on the theory in the headline thread this morning.

Kataklysmic on February 23, 2012 at 11:55 PM

I agree..:)

Dire Straits on February 24, 2012 at 12:03 AM

If Paul wants the nomination, you don’t think it would have made sense for him to hit Mitt in IA or ME, states Paul almost won?

Kataklysmic on February 24, 2012 at 12:01 AM

some accounts say Paul won ME yet his campaign never raised any fuss about having the win stolen from him. Strange….oh wait no it isn’t if Paul is working for Mitt

unseen on February 24, 2012 at 12:03 AM

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