Quotes of the day

posted at 8:15 pm on February 26, 2012 by Allahpundit

“Whether Mitt Romney wins or loses the Michigan and Arizona primaries on Tuesday, his advisers are warning donors and other supporters to prepare for a longer, more bruising and more expensive fight for the Republican presidential nomination that may not be settled until at least May…

“Mr. Santorum is likewise preparing to fight on for weeks or months, enticed by new party rules that award delegates in early primaries and caucuses based on each candidate’s share of the votes. ‘The race is going to go a long time,’ he said as he left the stage, promising to ‘fight fire with fire.’…

“There is a growing sense among party leaders that the primary fight has gone on long enough and that continued attacks by the candidates and their allies have steered the conversation away from the economy and could damage the party’s prospects in the fall. But several Republicans said a diversion to social issues threatened to turn off independent voters, who will be needed to form a winning coalition in the fall…

“In Michigan, some Republican leaders expressed worries about the effect of an extended battle on the party’s prospects of winning the White House and suggested that the time had come for the party to rally around one candidate, however imperfect.”

***

“The most disturbing aspect of this election is that despite the parlous condition of the country and the profound vulnerability of the incumbent, the best Republican candidates — Jeb Bush, Mitch Daniels, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, and Haley Barbour — have sat it out. As I keep lamenting, in the terrible year 1968, with assassinations, riots, 550,000 draftees in Vietnam and 200 to 400 of them returning in body bags every week, at one time or another, Lyndon Johnson, Robert Kennedy, Hubert Humphrey, Nelson Rockefeller, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan were all running for president, and all of them were more impressive than the present contestants.

“Of the surviving Republican contenders, Ron Paul is a sound monetarist and a doughty libertarian, but he is a 76-year old kook who, like President Obama’s pastor, Jeremiah Wright, thinks 9/11 was the chickens coming home to roost. Newt Gingrich is a completely unfeasible flake. Rick Santorum is consistent, courageous, and believably argues for fiscal encouragement of families and the creation of jobs that add value to the economy and not just more lawyers and consultants and service-industry leeches. But he has his feet stuck in cement on abortion and same-sex marriage, and early in the campaign even criticized contraception. These shouldn’t be partisan issues at all, and any candidate who gets into them has self-detonating grenades strapped to his torso, front and back. Mitt Romney is more presentable and has a successful private-sector career behind him, but is afflicted by plasticity and has faced in all four directions on most issues…

“It is all as ludicrous as Fidel Castro, the world authority on misrule, claims. If Obama loses, it will be because the Republicans jump the rails on this corrupt, farcical nominating process and draft a serious candidate on a serious platform. If he wins, it will be a disaster to delight America’s critics, and will be repealed by a nation chastened back to its senses in 2016.”

***

“Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage told POLITICO Saturday he hopes to see a ‘floor fight’ at the GOP convention in Tampa this summer, giving the party an opportunity to nominate a ‘fresh face’ rather than one of the battered members of the 2012 field.

“‘I’m pushing for a floor fight … I’d like to see a good old-fashioned convention and a dark horse come out,’ LePage told my colleagues Dave Catanese and Alexander Trowbridge at the National Governors Association winter meeting. ‘I think the candidates, in my mind, have injured themselves and injured the party by not following Ronald Reagan’s ‘never speak badly of another Republican.”…

“‘It’s been too messy. I just believe we ought to go to the convention and pick a fresh face,’ LePage said. ‘They beat themselves up so badly that I’d think it’d be nice to have a fresh face.’”

***

“The most interesting [convention] scenario, however, is the case where the unpledged delegates would be sufficient to give a candidate a majority, but his claim to the nomination was somewhat tenuous. Suppose, for instance, that Mr. Romney had 43 percent of the delegates, Mr. Santorum 37 percent, and about 8 percent of delegates had not yet pledged to a candidate…

“If Mr. Romney’s plurality lead seemed to be built upon structural advantages in the delegate selection process rather than popular support — say, for instance, that Mr. Romney had the most delegates, but Mr. Santorum was 10 points ahead in national polls at he time — some delegates might conclude that it was not in the best interest of the party to give him a helping hand…

The aesthetics of how a candidate performs could be important in a case like this. If in addition to trailing in national polls, Mr. Romney had lost key states like Michigan and Ohio, it would be harder for him to claim that his nomination reflected the collective will of the Republican electorate.”

***

“By performing his aloofness from and contempt for the radical right, even as he fakes solidarity with it, Romney is doing exactly what he needs to do. He is keeping the radical right close to him for the general election by seeming to bow to its power, even as he is signaling to everyone else that he knows how miserably inadequate the support of the radical right will be in the general election.

“So let’s all calm down and stop getting so excited about a deadlocked convention, and a dark-horse nominee introduced at the last minute, and an imploded Republican opposition. Beyond Super Tuesday lie delegate-rich states like New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and California that are not top heavy with Tea Partiers and evangelicals and that will almost certainly enable Romney to arrive at the convention with a strong hand. And beyond that are the party elites, who were content to use the radical right-wingers but who never liked them, and who tremble at the thought of Candidate Santorum. Finally there are the Tea Partiers and evangelicals who, though hostile to Romney at present, would rather vote for a golden retriever than give Obama another four years in the White House.

“What seems like a circus now is serious business, so let us look beyond the circus instead of exaggerating it.”

***

“Whatever risks it might pose in the general election, the controversy over contraceptives, the Catholic Church, and the Obama administration has been an unalloyed blessing for Santorum in the Republican-nomination fight. Popping up unexpectedly, it has shifted what the political sharpies call the ‘issue matrix’ in an awkward direction for Romney and a comfortable one for Santorum, and is likely to help the latter further solidify his already firm hold over a voting bloc with which his rival is notably weak…

“If Santorum can consolidate the support of these groups as Gingrich did momentarily in South Carolina, the battle between him and his amalgam of red-hots and Romney and his army of regulars will be pitched—and, depending on what happens on Tuesday in Michigan, maybe bloody and protracted

“The reality is that even winning Michigan (and Arizona the same day) may not be enough to rescue Romney from the rough. ‘Every money guy I know thinks Romney can’t win a general election,’ says a respected Washington player and presidential-campaign veteran. ‘Our guys on Capitol Hill are moving into survival-of-the-fittest, only-worrying-about-themselves mode. They think the damage to Romney may be done and may be irreversible—and now he might not even be the nominee. So Romney not only has to win Michigan and Arizona, but he has to have a resounding knockout on Super Tuesday or he’s gonna be in real, real trouble.’…

[I]f Obama prevails, precisely the opposite dynamic is likely to kick in: a period of bitter recriminations followed by a reformation (or counterreformation) of the GOP. This, please recall, was what many Republicans were counting on to happen in the wake of their party’s loss of the White House and seats in the House and Senate in 2008. Instead, Republicans seized on a strategy of relentless opposition to Obama, which proved politically effective in 2010 but left the party as bereft of new ideas, a constructive agenda, or a coherent governing philosophy as before. With Obama having looked beatable months ago, a botched bid to oust him—especially if coupled with a failure to take over the Senate—would usher in a full-blown Republican conflagration, followed by an effort to rise from the ashes by doing the opposite of what caused the meltdown of 2012.

***

Via Mediaite.

***

“‘Well, I think it is important to appeal to the independents, certainly as I’ve described, Ronald Reagan did,’ she said. ‘We will not win by getting only the people who voted for John McCain. So, yeah, we need moderates. We need my gender. We need independents. But I don’t even know what he is talking about — playing to fears, particularly. When I make that point I have specific criticisms. I don’t think we should be prattling nonstop about contraception in the middle of an economic meltdown. I don’t think we need a candidate who proposes child janitors and then turns around and opposes worker comp requirements in the welfare reform. That is Newt Gingrich. I think you need an appealing candidate. But conservative positions are appealing and the more conservative a candidate is, you know the better off you are, which is why I support Mitt Romney.’”

***

“GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum said today that watching John F. Kennedy’s speech to the Baptist ministers in Houston in 1960 made him want to ‘throw up.’

“‘To say that people of faith have no role in the public square? You bet that makes you throw up. What kind of country do we live that says only people of non-faith can come into the public square and make their case?’ Santorum said…

‘I don’t believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute. The idea that the church can have no influence or no involvement in the operation of the state is absolutely antithetical to the objectives and vision of our country,’ said Santorum. ‘This is the First Amendment. The First Amendment says the free exercise of religion. That means bringing everybody, people of faith and no faith, into the public square. Kennedy for the first time articulated the vision saying, no, ‘faith is not allowed in the public square. I will keep it separate.’ Go on and read the speech ‘I will have nothing to do with faith. I won’t consult with people of faith.’ It was an absolutist doctrine that was foreign at the time of 1960,’ he said.”

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The “Republican establishment” controls the media? huh?

whatcat on February 26, 2012 at 10:32 PM

…Oh, I see what you’re getting at. In my first sentence I was talking about the powers that be controlling the media but I meant the ruling class in general, whereas in the second part I was talking about GOP elites, and in that case I specified “in” the media rather than control.

FloatingRock on February 26, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Defend this you idiot.

And when you get done with that, defend this.

JPeterman on February 26, 2012 at 9:42 PM

And the critics said that Palin sounded vacuous or dumb? Romney, those speeches were lamentable coming from a person running for the presidency as many years as you have.

Go, Newt!

onlineanalyst on February 26, 2012 at 10:47 PM

The GOP will naysay you

predator on February 26, 2012 at 10:16 PM

The GOP will act gay on you.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2012 at 10:48 PM

PPP: Romney 39 Santorum 37 Paul 13 Gingrich 9

Esoteric on February 26, 2012 at 10:24 PM

We’ll see if that’s true after Tuesday.

That is still the possibility that Romney wins the popular votes and Sanctimonious wins more delegates, but that depends on whether Pastor Rick’s strip show on ABC this morning will move the needle.

Also the Romney haters are busy moving the goalpost. The new meme is a Romney win will mean nothing unless it is by a sizable margin.

galtani on February 26, 2012 at 10:49 PM

The GOP will bidet you.

John the Libertarian on February 26, 2012 at 10:50 PM

The GOP will sharpei you.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Does Ron Paul even attack Romney?

liberal4life on February 26, 2012 at 9:54 PM

If what you don’t know can’t hurt you…you’re invulnerable!
Keep asking questions though.

KOOLAID2 on February 26, 2012 at 10:51 PM

The GOP will saute you.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Seven Percent Solution on February 26, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Don’t know if this is the same thing, but it is magnificient. I believe it is a solo performance of the same issues.

Also awesome (but completely unrelated) this.

29Victor on February 26, 2012 at 10:53 PM

The GOP will Cochon de lait you

predator on February 26, 2012 at 10:54 PM

The GOP will belay you. (in the non-climbing sense)

29Victor on February 26, 2012 at 10:54 PM

predator on February 26, 2012 at 10:54 PM

The GOP will Cafe Au Lait you.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2012 at 10:55 PM

The GOP will micturate on you.

(Look it up — it actually fits.)

Esoteric on February 26, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Dire Straits on February 26, 2012 at 10:20 PM

ok now that’s more like it. very creative. And on Page two no less. you are due for a raise.

I will tell my district manager who will tell his regional manager to tell everyone on up the chain that you should get a raise. :)

SparkPlug on February 26, 2012 at 10:56 PM

The GOP will bidet you.

John the Libertarian on February 26, 2012 at 10:50 PM
*that’s for washin’ your backside, right?* Crocodile Dundee

predator on February 26, 2012 at 10:57 PM

The GOP will Cafe Au Lait you.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2012 at 10:55 PM

The GOP will crochet you.

SparkPlug on February 26, 2012 at 10:57 PM

The GOP will survey you.

SparkPlug on February 26, 2012 at 10:58 PM

The GOP will misportray you.

29Victor on February 26, 2012 at 10:58 PM

But let the focus be on why Obama must go and why each GOP candidate is the best person to replace him.

onlineanalyst on February 26, 2012 at 10:06 PM

That wont happen until the other candidates cease beating up Romney over Romneycare.

csdeven on February 26, 2012 at 10:11 PM

I have yet to see a clip of or hear a Romney speech where he makes a case of why he is better than Obama.

onlineanalyst on February 26, 2012 at 10:58 PM

The GOP will fuc ty

JPeterman on February 26, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Newt’s lines :

“You did not once in the 2008 campaign, not once did anybody in the elite media ask why Barack Obama voted in favor of legalizing infanticide.” during the Arizona debate,

“The president says, two or three times, ‘There is no silver bullet.’ Of course there is — defeat Obama.” Today.

may very well put him up for the third look should William Jennings Sanctimonious falls back to his polling levels before Missouri

galtani on February 26, 2012 at 10:59 PM

The GOP will inveigh you.

SparkPlug on February 26, 2012 at 11:00 PM

And, csdeven, it is about time that you provide some solid evidence that Romney distinguishes himself from Obama and demonstrates why his ideas are better.

onlineanalyst on February 26, 2012 at 11:01 PM

The GOP will inveigh you.

SparkPlug on February 26, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Plagiarist! :D

predator on February 26, 2012 at 11:01 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2012 at 10:55 PM

The GOP will crochet you.

SparkPlug on February 26, 2012 at 10:57 PM

ok that’s pronounced crow shay, not crotch it. i didn’t want anyone to think i was being rude.

SparkPlug on February 26, 2012 at 11:02 PM

The GOP will unmask you.

galtani on February 26, 2012 at 11:03 PM

The GOP will inveigh you.

SparkPlug on February 26, 2012 at 11:00 PM

try vituperate you :-)

jimver on February 26, 2012 at 11:03 PM

onlineanalyst on February 26, 2012 at 11:01 PM

WITNESS: I am nodding in agreement with you and holding my tongue so as not to get involved in what is to come. My therapist would be so proud. My wife will not have to fall asleep alone tonight!

29Victor on February 26, 2012 at 11:04 PM

predator on February 26, 2012 at 11:01 PM

opps. sorry. you said it first. anyway i wasn’t cheating from you. i was cheating from

http://www.rhymer.com/RhymingDictionary/betray.html

double my bad. ):

SparkPlug on February 26, 2012 at 11:05 PM

ok that’s pronounced crow shay, not crotch it. i didn’t want anyone to think i was being rude.

SparkPlug on February 26, 2012 at 11:02 PM

I didn’t think you were being rude, but now I think you’re being condescending. ;)

29Victor on February 26, 2012 at 11:06 PM

By the way, the guy who decided it would be a great idea for the GOP to suddenly alter their delegate-awarding policies for the Presidential primaries this cycle? To make it more “proportional” and therefore drag the primary out longer in the one year where uniting early behind a single candidate in order to oust the Worst President In My Friggin’ Life?

Yeah, that guy needs to get his ass fired.

Esoteric on February 26, 2012 at 10:15 PM

I like the fact that delegates are being awarded proportionately. That plan reflects the true sentiments of the primary voters. Why should the early primary states determine who the candidate will be? Why should the party members rally around such a candidate who does not demonstrate the ability to undergo a baptism by fire and a thorough vetting?

onlineanalyst on February 26, 2012 at 11:06 PM

O/T: PPP has Romney ahead 39-37 in final MI poll. He has a 62-29 lead among 16% that has already voted. Key tidbit is Santorum’s favorable has dropped from +44 to +15. Romney has gone from +10 to +20.

They are advertising a huge lead for Romney in AZ, but no official numbers yet.

RepublicanInMA on February 26, 2012 at 11:06 PM

The GOP will out bray you

predator on February 26, 2012 at 11:06 PM

The GOP will act gay on you.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Oh gosh don’t use that one! There’s probably a siren waking him up right now! There goes the thread!

KOOLAID2 on February 26, 2012 at 11:06 PM

‘Pops head in looks around ,yep its safe’
Hello ppl’s, how can anyone let it the good Dr t take over threads two days in a row?
I have never seen anyone spout like him.

angrymike on February 26, 2012 at 11:06 PM

SparkPlug on February 26, 2012 at 11:02 PM

It’s good that you did that, because no one is ever rude around here.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2012 at 11:06 PM

I didn’t think you were being rude, but now I think you’re being condescending. ;)

29Victor on February 26, 2012 at 11:06 PM

hehe sometimes i’m both. (:

but i would be more condescending if i had a better vocab. (:

SparkPlug on February 26, 2012 at 11:08 PM

KOOLAID2 on February 26, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Sorry.
My bad.
*slaps head*

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2012 at 11:08 PM

ok that’s pronounced crow shay, not crotch it. i didn’t want anyone to think i was being rude.

SparkPlug on February 26, 2012 at 11:02 PM

When you think about it, they both fit. :D

predator on February 26, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Keep flogging that chicken of the PPP polls. It is one of the more skewed samplings influenced by Dem poll pushers.

onlineanalyst on February 26, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Oh gosh don’t use that one! There’s probably a siren waking him up right now! There goes the thread!

KOOLAID2 on February 26, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Heh!

massrighty on February 26, 2012 at 11:09 PM

The GOP will sodomize and sodomy sodomize all the sodomites. – Dr. Tesla

John the Libertarian on February 26, 2012 at 11:09 PM

It’s good that you did that, because no one is ever rude around here.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2012 at 11:06 PM

funny. you can borrow a sarc tag anytime. but your line didn’t need one because it was super sarc /// and even i figured it out. (:

SparkPlug on February 26, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Keep flogging that chicken of the PPP polls. It is one of the more skewed samplings influenced by Dem poll pushers.

onlineanalyst on February 26, 2012 at 11:08 PM

But why would Dems want to give the impression that….oh wait…nevermind.

29Victor on February 26, 2012 at 11:10 PM

The GOP will throw you ruffians out of their country club.

Emperor Norton on February 26, 2012 at 11:11 PM

ok that’s pronounced crow shay, not crotch it. i didn’t want anyone to think i was being rude.

SparkPlug on February 26, 2012 at 11:02 PM

When you think about it, they both fit. :D

predator on February 26, 2012 at 11:08 PM

“crotch hit” would have been even better, but it doesn’t rhyme :(

29Victor on February 26, 2012 at 11:11 PM

I’ll play along
the gop will castrate you,
What we playin?

angrymike on February 26, 2012 at 11:11 PM

The GOP will bomb bay you

predator on February 26, 2012 at 11:12 PM

wouldn’t it be funny if Rush Limbaugh was reading this thread and then on Monday mentioned a new game called The GOP will blank you and credit that Dire guy for starting it all. (:

SparkPlug on February 26, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Key tidbit is Santorum’s favorable has dropped from +44 to +15. Romney has gone from +10 to +20.

RepublicanInMA on February 26, 2012 at 11:06 PM

The Black Cloud Death Star hovereth…

JohnGalt23 on February 26, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Went to see ‘act of valor’, Ed was correct good movie, sad, but good movie!

angrymike on February 26, 2012 at 11:15 PM

What we playin?

angrymike on February 26, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Around 9:23. It’s make fun of True_King night!

John the Libertarian on February 26, 2012 at 11:15 PM

The GOP will Pink Floyd you.

SparkPlug on February 26, 2012 at 11:15 PM

The GOP will sodomize and sodomy sodomize all the sodomites. – Dr. Tesla

John the Libertarian on February 26, 2012 at 11:09

hey, not nice to speak behind people’s behinds …especially when it comes to someone so obsessed with ‘behinds’…

jimver on February 26, 2012 at 11:15 PM

The GOP will parve you.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2012 at 11:15 PM

The GOP will cuckhold you.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on February 26, 2012 at 11:16 PM

You know how some of these people keep repeating their mantra on every thread, and about every poll?…Can I copy yours to use in every such thread?…It IS MUCH MORE accurate!

KOOLAID2 on February 26, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Certainly.

Think I replied to that on the wrong thread also

AZfederalist on February 26, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Went to see ‘act of valor’, Ed was correct good movie, sad, but good movie!

angrymike on February 26, 2012 at 11:15 PM

That is one movie I’m actually going to see at the theater. Last one was Secretariat. I’ve got to want to see one pretty desperately to go to the cinema, but I’m gonna do it for this one.

predator on February 26, 2012 at 11:17 PM

The GOP will Milli-Vanilli you.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2012 at 11:17 PM

The GOP will ix-nay you

predator on February 26, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Thanks John
The GOP will sodomize you!
Dr Tesla

angrymike on February 26, 2012 at 11:18 PM

The GOP will throw you ruffians out of their country club.

Emperor Norton on February 26, 2012 at 11:11 PM

While you missed the literal form of our little fun game, you captured it’s spiritual form rather well.

massrighty on February 26, 2012 at 11:18 PM

The GOP will fricassee you.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2012 at 11:19 PM

The GOP will toupee’ you.

massrighty on February 26, 2012 at 11:21 PM

The GOP will Milli-Vanilli you.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Girl..you know it’s true…

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on February 26, 2012 at 11:21 PM

The GOP will ix-nay you

predator on February 26, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Hey-ix-nay on the hombre , man!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2012 at 11:21 PM

The GOP will Jacqueline Bouvier you

predator on February 26, 2012 at 11:21 PM

AZfederalist on February 26, 2012 at 11:16 PM

…any thread that involves Romney, Santy and Newt…and the way these people go after each other…there is no replying to the ‘wrong thread’!

KOOLAID2 on February 26, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Trend of PPP polls

tonight, 2/20, 2/12
Rick Santorum 37%, 37% ,39%
Mitt Romney 39%, 33% , 24%

That is in line with Rasmussen and the national tracking poll of Gallup. But polls are just polls: Romney was ahead in Colorado in the final poll, but lost in the caucus. We’ll see in 48 hours.

galtani on February 26, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Predator

Take a napkin or tissue, I got very emotional, held back, but it was close.
No true American can watch Act of Valor and NOT get emotional! !!!!!

angrymike on February 26, 2012 at 11:22 PM

The GOP will Lady GaGa you…because you’re made that way.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2012 at 11:22 PM

*that’s for washin’ your backside, right?* Crocodile Dundee

predator on February 26, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Are you saying The GOP will g’day you?

29Victor on February 26, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Are you saying The GOP will g’day you?

29Victor on February 26, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Not “will”–have.

predator on February 26, 2012 at 11:24 PM

The GOP will feng shui you.

ok its pronounced fung schway not fing shoey.

SparkPlug on February 26, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Hey-ix-nay on the hombre , man!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2012 at 11:21 PM

;)

predator on February 26, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Will condoms inflate properly on the Moon Colony? And will they even be allowed?

Ask both Newt and Rick, stat!

The GOP will fillet you.

profitsbeard on February 26, 2012 at 11:25 PM

The GOP will halfway you.

John the Libertarian on February 26, 2012 at 11:25 PM

29Victor on February 26, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Good one! Luv it!

onlineanalyst on February 26, 2012 at 11:26 PM

The GOP will Ben Gay you

*I hear it’s hawt*

predator on February 26, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Jazz conquers AP in tonites debates.

But there is still time….

Electrongod on February 26, 2012 at 11:26 PM

The GOP…
The Benny Hill Show..

Electrongod on February 26, 2012 at 11:27 PM

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on February 26, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Okay… there has to be a story there.

John the Libertarian on February 26, 2012 at 11:27 PM

The GOP will throw you ruffians out of their country club.

Emperor Norton on February 26, 2012 at 11:11 PM

The GOP should work hard to promote the idea that we want people to be able to be obscenely, ridiculously wealthy without recrimination, that the whole point of the Republican Party is that people should be left alone, free to succeed or fail on their own, that the best safety net is opportunity, the chance at success. Yes, all men are created equal–in the eyes of our Creator and (ideally) in the eyes of the law–but the most intelligent, hard-working and capable among us should be able to reap the rewards of being smart, capable, and hard-working. The idea of individual self-determination is what separates us from them, the neo-Marxists who know better than we do how to live our lives.

Paraphrasing Lynyrd Skynyrd, I don’t envy the rich man his gold. The most shameful and embarrassing spectacle of this campaign so far has been the envy-based messaging of Newt Gingrich, a millionaire, criticizing Mitt Romney, a multi-millionaire, for being rich.

Abraham Lincoln said, “That some should be rich shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence built.”

Gingrich must belong to that other school of Republican thought, the one that teaches ‘to all according to his needs, from each according to his ability.’

Oh, wait…

troyriser_gopftw on February 26, 2012 at 11:28 PM

The GOP will Schettino you.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on February 26, 2012 at 11:29 PM

The GOP will Palin you
what they did to my lady Sarah was inconceivable

angrymike on February 26, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Paraphrasing Lynyrd Skynyrd, …….

troyriser_gopftw on February 26, 2012 at 11:28 PM

What…..
No linky to a video???

Electrongod on February 26, 2012 at 11:30 PM

I’m game (And then the hunter shot him.):
The GOP will fillet you.

onlineanalyst on February 26, 2012 at 11:31 PM

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on February 26, 2012 at 11:29 PM

does it have teeth.

SparkPlug on February 26, 2012 at 11:31 PM

I went down, to see a Gypsy Woman

JohnGalt23 on February 26, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Tasty.

John the Libertarian on February 26, 2012 at 11:31 PM

The GOP will Palin you
what they did to my lady Sarah was inconceivable

angrymike on February 26, 2012 at 11:30 PM

yup. you are aok angrymike.

SparkPlug on February 26, 2012 at 11:32 PM

The conservatives will slay the GOP

AH_C on February 26, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Last one was Secretariat. I’ve got to want to see one pretty desperately to go to the cinema, but I’m gonna do it for this one.

predator on February 26, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Re: the Secretariat movie…when the Preakness or Belmont? actually occurred…I remember standing up and bouncing up and down when Secretariat rounded the curve and was pulling so far ahead of all the other horses when it was on TV.
Years later…the people behind me at the cinema were not amused when I did the exact same thing! No time warp… I just couldn’t help it!

KOOLAID2 on February 26, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Paraphrasing Lynyrd Skynyrd

John the Libertarian on February 26, 2012 at 11:33 PM

SparkPlug, you are a hoot. Your levity makes me chuckle.

onlineanalyst on February 26, 2012 at 11:35 PM

The GOP will side with the Alliance during the Unification War.

It’s pronounced…ummmm….uh…

29Victor on February 26, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Barbara Bush: The GOP will Jeb-way you.

onlineanalyst on February 26, 2012 at 11:36 PM

KOOLAID2 on February 26, 2012 at 11:33 PM

It was the Belmont. A victory by over 30 lengths. The most memorable line from the race caller, “And Secretariat is moving like a tremendous machine!”

predator on February 26, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Per PPP, Santorum is in third among Arizona voters who watched the debate.

joana on February 26, 2012 at 11:37 PM

The GOP will Perrier you

Kataklysmic on February 26, 2012 at 11:37 PM

This may have already been pointed out, but Ron Paul is not a “sound monetarist”; “Monetarists” are students of the “Chicago School” of economics, which purports to be free-market based, but which embrace gov’t intervention at “macro” levels of the economy.

Paul is of the Austrian School, which is the only truly free-market oriented school of economics.

cavalier973 on February 26, 2012 at 11:37 PM

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