Marco Rubio: The primary is over and it’s time now to concede

posted at 2:30 pm on April 5, 2012 by Tina Korbe

In a race in which endorsements heretofore have meant little, Marco Rubio’s endorsement of Mitt Romney before the Wisconsin primary, together with the endorsements of George W. Bush and Paul Ryan, might actually have helped the former Massachusetts governor to win the Badger State. At one of Rubio’s regional Senate office openings in Florida, he took his endorsement a step further with indirect instructions to Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul to exit the race. The Shark Tank’s Javier Manjarres captured the senator’s key statements:

“I actually think we’re going to have a very good nominee. I think Mitt Romney’s going to be the next president of the United States. And by their own admission, the folks running against Mitt Romney have admitted that they cannot win the primary, that the only way they can win is a floor fight at the convention, which I think would set us back in terms of our goal of replacing Barack Obama.

“So I do believe it’s time now to concede that Mitt Romney has won the Republican nomination, that he’s going to be the Republican nominee, and that if we all get behind him he will be the next president of the United States.”

At this point, Romney’s surrogates seem to be vying with one another to see who can make him sound more conservative and more invincible as the actual GOP nominee. And some Debbie Downers worried conservatives wouldn’t rally!


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Probably not the people you are thinking.

astonerii on April 5, 2012 at 7:10 PM

IMHO..I have made no mistake..But your milage may vary..:)

Dire Straits on April 5, 2012 at 8:55 PM

HTL on April 5, 2012 at 8:34 PM

I’ve tried apologizing on occasion when someone says they’ll apologize if I do (Schadenfreude to name one), and I get nothing in return, but it’s kinda fun having verbal spats with people. Somebody earlier mentioned its a sort of way to let out stress, and it is in a sense.

I’m just tired of the bickering mostly. I’ll still pop off now and again and I imagine I’ll still do it when confronting ignorance and stupidity, but I’m really sick of it.

We all know that there is no way to reach anyone when you’re attacking them personally. It’s hard not to do though when the more immature among us keep flinging cr@p at Romney that’s untrue or who quote religious crap.

I have two battles with people on here. Religion, and attacks against Romney’s character and what he did as Gov and what he’ll do as POTUS. Most of what I’ve said was in defense of him and I only get more attacks for it, I rarely attacked other candidates except to counter their false accusations and characterizations of Romney.

What “angers” me the most is that the information is out there to refute a lot of the bad things people say about him.

Like g2825m on April 5, 2012 at 4:27 PM, I’m all for Romney and think he’ll be an excellent President, and think he’ll do more than hold his own against Obama in November provided people join us in trying to remove Obama.

The people threatening to not vote for him should stop being so obstinate and get over the personal attacks some Romney supporters have flung their way (me included) and I’m sorry to all I’ve offended in but politics isn’t bean bag, and we need to step up to the plate and vote that bum Obama out of office.

SauerKraut537 on April 5, 2012 at 9:01 PM

what a douche. over half the country hsnt had a chance to vote and this a-hole is declaring things over. i wont support the republican party if they keep trying to disenfranchise me in the primary.

chasdal on April 5, 2012 at 8:54 PM

…aaaaand we’re back.

HTL on April 5, 2012 at 9:02 PM

SauerKraut537 on April 5, 2012 at 8:15 PM
SauerKraut537 on April 5, 2012 at 8:26 PM

And further to

AesopFan on April 5, 2012 at 8:53 PM

The Met satellite downloads in theaters are very cool and casual.

Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings owes a lot to Wagner’s Ring cycle (or, say, to the Nibelung saga that underlies the opera… cursed ring, power, dwarves, giants, dragons, broken swords, rings of fire, heroes, maidens– hefty maidens, but all the same– and so on…).

It’s a pity, but one project that might have changed your entire perspective had to be aborted because of the cost. At one time, Placido Domingo had George Lucas’ Industrial Light and Magic slated to produce the Wagner Ring cycle for the Los Angeles Opera. That would have been amazing.

Please don’t ban me. Not before I remind

HTL on April 5, 2012 at 8:26 PM

that you left Puccini off the list. Turandot.

I’m going quietly now…

de rigueur on April 5, 2012 at 9:03 PM

But, seriously, this is why the ABR crowd, from Allah on down, are suicidal. You’re clever by half.

Nope. I see Romney as a bigger long term threat to the nation than Obama. It is just the way it is.

If someone who claims they believe in free markets can’t vote for the guy who ran Bain Capital over a statist who’s dropped Trillions, then that person really doesn’t believe in free markets.

You can argue all you want, but there is not one compelling reason to see Romney as a better alternative to a shackled and chained Obama.

Judges seems to be hammer used most often by Romney supporters. Romney appointed progressives to the bench. Arguably even his most conservative nominee is likely to the left of most people in this nation. Two were out and out pro gay rights activists, how does that jive with his pro-marriage stated positions? He left 12 vacancies to be filled by his democratic replacement, something that almost never happens.

OK. You think it’s better to have Barry in place as long as the GOP controls the House and/or Senate.

1. If Barry wins re-election, then he’s keeping the Senate because of the 33 seats that are in play, 13 are guaranteed D compared to 6 R. The ones that can flip are in leaning states. So if Barry has the turnout, or the R vote pouts, the leaners go D and Reid ends up with a real majority.

The same rule applies to the House, except while it may not flip, Boehner won’t have his solid majority, which means he’ll have to deal or the House will flip in ’14.

2. You point at Mitt’s Mass record and act like he could push through whoever he wanted, except the Mass Congress was fully Dem. Those he could get through were the best he felt he could get, because Mass is not Texas.

So you say “bog Barry down”, even though the odds are just as good he’ll have more legislative power if he’s re-elected. But then you criticize Romney because he governed in the exact scenario you support for Obama. That means if Mitt has a Conservative House to deal with, and a Moderate Senate, he’ll deal within that sphere. We’ve already seen what Barry does in that scenario, and it’s not change course.

And when Mitt left seats open, it’s not because he couldn’t get through the kind of candidates he wanted, it’s because, what, abdication?

There is no compelling reason to pick Romney. He will not roll back what Obama has done. He will tarnish the brand (R). I can care less about how you want to tell me how I am able to see the future. It is all written already. No need to look to the future, people do the same stuff they did before, particularly when they are the ones in positions of power.

OK. So, Mitt worked with a Dem State Congress because, well, he had to. Again, it’s Mass, not Texas. Weld and Cellucci worked with the Dems in their own right also as social moderates, so it’s not as if Mitt was going against type.

I spent a good part of GWBush’s terms in office up in arms against my own president, F&CK that, not doing it again. If I am going to be up in arms, I would like the guy I am up in arms against to be on the other side.

astonerii on April 5, 2012 at 7:09 PM

By your standard, you should have been up in arms against Reagan because he didn’t tow the line on taxes or immigration.

budfox on April 5, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Romney just turned 65. He spent only 4 of those years as a Governor of a socialist state. (Why he wanted that job….) The point is Romney IS NOT a politician- and probably sees himself as a problem solver first. He- like Palin – OWES NO ONE.

FlaMurph on April 5, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Half-right. Palin truly does owe NO one. Romney, on the other hand…well, there are bundlers, big-money contributors and the establishment. Yeah, he’s in debt to quite a few.

ddrintn on April 5, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Perhaps not everyone has finished maneuvering.

de rigueur on April 5, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Perhaps..:)

PS..Just for clarifying purposes..This is the Buckley rule I was referring to..Support the most conservative candidate who is electable..:)

Dire Straits on April 5, 2012 at 9:11 PM

IMHO..I have made no mistake..But your mileage may vary..:)

Dire Straits on April 5, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Fixed..:)

Dire Straits on April 5, 2012 at 9:12 PM

OK. So, Mitt worked with a Dem State Congress because, well, he had to. Again, it’s Mass, not Texas. Weld and Cellucci worked with the Dems in their own right also as social moderates, so it’s not as if Mitt was going against type.

budfox on April 5, 2012 at 9:08 PM

So was he a successful, conservative governor or are we always going to get this line that his time as governor has to be regarded as a big blank because MA is a liberal state? And if THAT’S the case, then why the hell did he ever become the frontrunner? Just because of friggin’ BAIN?

ddrintn on April 5, 2012 at 9:14 PM

ddrintn on April 5, 2012 at 9:10 PM

If Palin would have run she would have “owed” folks also..Anyone that runs does..:)

Dire Straits on April 5, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Half-right. Palin truly does owe NO one. Romney, on the other hand…well, there are bundlers, big-money contributors and the establishment. Yeah, he’s in debt to quite a few.

ddrintn on April 5, 2012 at 9:10 PM

As if when Palin were to run, and collecting money from bundlers, that SHE wouldn’t be “in debt” to quite a few…

She only owes no one because she hasn’t collected any money from people to run for office on the national level. She’s only ever been a nominee for VP which isn’t who people give money to.

SauerKraut537 on April 5, 2012 at 9:16 PM

.Support the most conservative candidate who is electable..:)

Dire Straits on April 5, 2012 at 9:11 PM

As judged by whom?

ddrintn on April 5, 2012 at 9:17 PM

.Support the most conservative candidate who is electable..:)
Dire Straits on April 5, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we had someone who even qualified as ONE of those, much less both?
;)

LegendHasIt on April 5, 2012 at 9:17 PM

ddrintn on April 5, 2012 at 9:10 PM

If Palin would have run she would have “owed” folks also..Anyone that runs does..:)

Dire Straits on April 5, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Palin would’ve been at least just a tad more grassroots, not a wholly-owned subsidiary of the GOP establishment and its money men.

ddrintn on April 5, 2012 at 9:18 PM

ddrintn on April 5, 2012 at 9:14 PM

He was most people’s front runner because he is a true outsider without ties to Washington like most other’s who were running, and more importantly because pretty much everything the guy has taken on has been successful. He’s a do’er.

Washington need’s some do’ing.

SauerKraut537 on April 5, 2012 at 9:19 PM

As judged by whom?

ddrintn on April 5, 2012 at 9:17 PM

The Conservative Person voting..:)

Dire Straits on April 5, 2012 at 9:20 PM

As if when Palin were to run, and collecting money from bundlers, that SHE wouldn’t be “in debt” to quite a few…

SauerKraut537 on April 5, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Romney’s never been a grassroots candidate who can rely on anything other than top-down garbage. He’s a well-financed blur who’s Next In Line.

ddrintn on April 5, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Yes, history does tend to repeat itself, except for when it doesn’t. Romney is no McCain, and it doesn’t take a genius to see that.

jan3 on April 5, 2012 at 3:17 PM

You are right. McLame was the better choice for Commander-in-Chief due to his military past while Mittens isn’t even a politician according to many MittBots.

Also worthy of mention is Juan holds zero culpability for 0bamacare. Care to guess which Republican does?

DannoJyd on April 5, 2012 at 9:20 PM

ITguy on April 5, 2012 at 7:51 PM

OK, you got me there. And I’m sorry for saying, “dummy.” I’ll try to heed HTL and SK’s advice :-)

MJBrutus on April 5, 2012 at 8:11 PM

I appreciate and accept your apology. And while I have at times fallen short myself, I do aspire to refrain from ad hominem attacks on others. We can agree to disagree, but don’t have to mock or name-call those with whom we disagree. It takes a good and strong person to apologize, and respect that. Thanks again.

ITguy on April 5, 2012 at 9:20 PM

He was most people’s front runner because he is a true outsider…

SauerKraut537 on April 5, 2012 at 9:19 PM

ROFL…the ‘bots are beginning to believe their own b.s. Romney is an “outsider” who’s just riding into town to clean up the mess.

ddrintn on April 5, 2012 at 9:21 PM

ddrintn on April 5, 2012 at 9:18 PM

The grassroots money is just as green as is this so called “establishment”….Plus the last time I check Palin is stil a Republican..:)

Dire Straits on April 5, 2012 at 9:23 PM

and more importantly because pretty much everything the guy has taken on has been successful.

SauerKraut537 on April 5, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Except being governor, the only political job he’s had. He skipped out with a 35% approval rating and would certainly have been demolished had he run for re-election.

ddrintn on April 5, 2012 at 9:23 PM

The grassroots money is just as green as is this so called “establishment”….

Dire Straits on April 5, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Sure is. But the people you owe are different. :)

ddrintn on April 5, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Romney’s never been a grassroots candidate who can rely on anything other than top-down garbage. He’s a well-financed blur who’s Next In Line.

ddrintn on April 5, 2012 at 9:20 PM

That’s your characterization of him and you’re entitled to your opinion dd but just because you can characterize it that way doesn’t make it so.

I’m in the grass, and donated $750 to him so far with more to come more than likely, and constantly talk him up with people and try to show them that he’s not as bad as the media narrative being foisted on him by the far right, and by the LSM and his political opponents on the left and far left.

SauerKraut537 on April 5, 2012 at 9:24 PM

The grassroots money is just as green as is this so called “establishment”….Plus the last time I checked Palin is stil a Republican..:)

Dire Straits on April 5, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Fixed..:)

Dire Straits on April 5, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Sure is. But the people you owe are different. :)

ddrintn on April 5, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Broad brush there!!..:)

Dire Straits on April 5, 2012 at 9:26 PM

I’m in the grass, and donated $750 to him so far with more to come more than likely,

SauerKraut537 on April 5, 2012 at 9:24 PM

You’re one of a small gaggle of True Believers. That in itself wouldn’t have powered this unelectable squish for a week.

ddrintn on April 5, 2012 at 9:26 PM

ddrintn on April 5, 2012 at 9:14 PM

you know exactly why he’s the “frontrunner”

chasdal on April 5, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Except being governor, the only political job he’s had. He skipped out with a 35% approval rating and would certainly have been demolished had he run for re-election.

ddrintn on April 5, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Why are you so flippant with the facts man? He was a REPUBLICAN Governor who wielded over 800 vetoes against liberal-leaning legislation foisted on him by a heavily Democratic legislature, that was representing a heavily Democratic state.

He was actually somewhat popular at first but after all those vetoes over 4 years, yeah, he’s gonna be somewhat unpopular.

He saw the writing on the wall and didn’t see much point in running for re-election.

He tried to work with them but ended up walking away when he saw the chips lined up against him. HE was politically savvy enough to know that losing that election didn’t bode well for his outlook on running for President.

SauerKraut537 on April 5, 2012 at 9:29 PM

ddrintn on April 5, 2012 at 9:14 PM

you know exactly why he’s the “frontrunner”

chasdal on April 5, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Yeah, because we’ve been told for 3 years that He’s The Only One Who Can Beat Obama ™ .

ddrintn on April 5, 2012 at 9:29 PM

LegendHasIt on April 5, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Good point..Got to go with the primary winner..IMHO..:)

PS..My choice lost also..:)

Dire Straits on April 5, 2012 at 9:29 PM

He tried to work with them but ended up walking away when he saw the chips lined up against him. HE was politically savvy enough to know that losing that election didn’t bode well for his outlook on running for President.

SauerKraut537 on April 5, 2012 at 9:29 PM

he didnt walk away from healthcre though. the worst thing he could do he embraced. he shoulda vetoed it and forced them to override him. instead he went left. oh wait, he was already there.

chasdal on April 5, 2012 at 9:31 PM

SauerKraut537 on April 5, 2012 at 9:29 PM

OK, so Romney’s time as governor was pretty much a flop and we can’t really take it into consideration since MA is a liberal state. So what is the basis for voting for him? He “looks presidential”? He’s wealthy? Bain? The Olympics?

ddrintn on April 5, 2012 at 9:31 PM

explain why we want the nominee for the republican party to be someone who is against the democratic process and wants over half the country to have no say in who is nominated?

chasdal on April 5, 2012 at 9:33 PM

HE was politically savvy enough to know that losing that election didn’t bode well for his outlook on running for President.

SauerKraut537 on April 5, 2012 at 9:29 PM

So he’s an opportunist who used the governorship as a stepping-stone for a presidential run. We knew that.

ddrintn on April 5, 2012 at 9:34 PM

You’re one of a small gaggle of True Believers. That in itself wouldn’t have powered this unelectable squish for a week.

ddrintn on April 5, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Actually, I know plenty of people here in Texas who have given as much, and some more than that.

Also, what are the vote totals for Romney now? So the 6 million or so who’ve voted for him are a small gaggle? What does that say for the other candidates gaggles?

SauerKraut537 on April 5, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Every election, there’s the “I’m sitting home” crowd, whining about the GOP nominee.

NoDonkey on April 5, 2012 at 3:19 PM

You are preaching to the choir this time since I, the AWE inspiring Danno Man HAS been directly involved at the Grass Roots Level for 10 years BEFORE anyone even heard of the TEA Party Patriots, and as an active member I see that what is missing today are the number of MittBots volunteering to man the phones, make up and distribute the lawn signs, and open the GOP Victory HQ’s across America. Be honest. Are you prepared to sign up to be a Poll Watcher on Election day?

What no one is discussing in public is the TEA Partys’ Plan B. You see, the vast majority of the people that worked their tails off in 2010 are NOT going to give up the gains they made in order to elect another LOUSY liberal.

The Tea Party does not like Mitt Romney. That is obvious. Some in our movement have accused the Republican Establishment of being willing to lose the election as long as we did not see a Tea Party conservative as the party nominee. That mistake will cost Mitt and his GOP insiders dearly this year.

DannoJyd on April 5, 2012 at 9:35 PM

So he’s an opportunist who used the governorship as a stepping-stone for a presidential run. We knew that.

ddrintn on April 5, 2012 at 9:34 PM

LOL! It’s called building momentum. Every politician does it… It’s called working your way up the steps.

Aren’t all politicians guilty of it? Isn’t the candidate you wanted guilty of the same?

So why do you keep shooting yourself in the logical foot?

SauerKraut537 on April 5, 2012 at 9:37 PM

DannoJyd on April 5, 2012 at 9:35 PM

I think you’re conflating the Tea Party with the fringe Tea Party, of which you apparently are a member.

SauerKraut537 on April 5, 2012 at 9:39 PM

“Anybody But Obama” is bulls**t.

MadisonConservative on April 5, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Yes. Indeed it is…but it’s all they really have. They can’t sell Romney on his merits, because he really doesn’t have any. That’s why they attack anybody who won’t worship at the altar of Saint Mitt the Moderate.

JannyMae on April 5, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Actually, four more years of Obama would be sh!t on steroids. Cold, hard fact.

salem on April 5, 2012 at 9:40 PM

cicerone on April 5, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Thus you prove that you do not attend our meetings where my local politicians show up to hear what I have to say.

Due to so many in the TEA Party agreeing with me you can bet that those politicians take me VERY seriously.

DannoJyd on April 5, 2012 at 9:41 PM

DannoJyd on April 5, 2012 at 9:41 PM

precious! delusions of grandeur! sorry, I couldn’t resist. ;-/

SauerKraut537 on April 5, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Y dale que sigue jorobando con la misma mierdddd….La marioneta de Jeb; parece que le prometieron ser VP si él cierra la primaria a viva voz, negándole la oportunidad al resto de la nación de ejercer su derecho al voto.

Rubio no es nada más que el príncipito de sangre azul del Partido Republicano.

ProudPalinFan on April 5, 2012 at 9:46 PM

There you go again, talking like an ObaMao fan. You’re enjoying that talking point a little too much to be taken seriously.

cicerone on April 5, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Could it be that the Sketchy supporters are not taking the upcoming election seriously enough?

Why, YES IT COULD BE!

DannoJyd on April 5, 2012 at 9:46 PM

So the 6 million or so who’ve voted for him

SauerKraut537 on April 5, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Romney has not received 6 million votes.

Nor 5 million votes.

Romney has received less than 4.6 million votes, out of over 11.2 million votes cast.

He has received about 40.7% of the votes cast. He has a plurality, but very far from a majority. If the not-Romney vote were to consolidate behind a single not-Romney in some big winner-takes-all states, Romney would not reach 1,144 pledged delegates.

ITguy on April 5, 2012 at 9:47 PM

precious! delusions of grandeur! sorry, I couldn’t resist. ;-/

SauerKraut537 on April 5, 2012 at 9:43 PM

You feel pretty superior right now, right? As superior as you felt in 2008 and 2010 when I was out making a difference and you were warming your chair, right?

IMHO, Delusion is when people think they can sit in the bleachers and make a difference that anyone would, or could respect.

DannoJyd on April 5, 2012 at 9:50 PM

And some Debbie Downers worried conservatives wouldn’t rally!

If he turns on the GOP in Congress, as suggested in an earlier headline story, conservatives may pivot away. It’s not November yet.

Cindy Munford on April 5, 2012 at 9:54 PM

ITguy on April 5, 2012 at 9:47 PM

This entire election cycle/primary has been about the inevitability argument for the not Romneys. People like you with a visceral distrust of being told what to do have switched from one candidate to another trying to overthrow The Inevitable. As the parade of candidates have come and gone, the one who’s stood through it all has been Romney The Inevitable. ;-)

The percentages always adjusted to whoever the favorite was against Romney meaning that Romney’s core supporters have been faithful the entire time, and Romney has slowly whittled away at the percentages of his opponents until here we are.

What is evitable is that without your distrust of being told what is going to happen, this race would have been over a long time ago. Now, you and others like you have put so much into being against Romney that you can’t see his good side.

Let go of your pride and come on board. He’s not NEARLY the monster you make him out to be, but he does appear to be inevitable.

SauerKraut537 on April 5, 2012 at 9:55 PM

So he’s an opportunist who used the governorship as a stepping-stone for a presidential run. We knew that.

I think you just described Ronald Reagan to a T as well.

News flash: ALL politicians are opportunists who use one office as a stepping stone to the next. Most of them reach their top level of appeal and either lose or stay in a safe seat like a rock for decades.

It’s natural to have people work up to their maximum level of competence. In OH, we have a Senatorial candidate who is a smart 34 year old Iraq War Marine vet named Josh Mandel. He is running for Senate less than 2 years after being first elected statewide as Treasurer. The grassroots/tea partiers love him. Is he nothing more than an opportunist?

FuzzyLogic on April 5, 2012 at 10:12 PM

By your standard, you should have been up in arms against Reagan because he didn’t tow the line on taxes or immigration.

budfox on April 5, 2012 at 9:08 PM

I was up in arms about the illegal alien amnesty he passed back then. I was 16 at the time. I understood even then that that it would cause more illegal immigration. We had three families in our town north of us of about 8000 people that were illegal and got the amnesty. When I returned from the Marines 6 years later there was a whole neighborhood of newly minted legal and newly arrived illegal aliens. I did not stick around, but I heard from old friends how their younger brothers and sisters could not get summer jobs competing against the aliens. Good times, good times indeed. Amnesty was the worst action he took as president he admitted, and if more of the people had stood up against Amnesty then, imagine how much better off our nation would be today.

As for taxes, I was still figuring things out, but I know I was furious about him always conceding too much to the democrats. You cannot have two masters, and the government was running with two masters. The Democrats’ demands and the Nation’s needs.

astonerii on April 5, 2012 at 10:13 PM

I think you’re conflating the Tea Party with the fringe Tea Party, of which you apparently are a member.

SauerKraut537 on April 5, 2012 at 9:39 PM

You’ve again given yourself away as I am a member of my local TEA Party, my states coalition of TEA Partys, and a member of the National coalition as well.

[PSST! TEA Party people know how to spell TEA.]

DannoJyd on April 5, 2012 at 10:17 PM

You know, I forgot about my other condition for which I would vote for Romney. He could take his entire fortune and put it in escrow with the following conditions. Once elected he would switch to being a Democrat. If during his presidency he called himself conservative at all or Republican in the present sense it would be spread to several charities. If he called any of his policies conservative, his money would be spread to several charities. Basically, if he erroneously laid the blame for his pathetic presidency on the Republican party or the Conservative ideology, he loses his fortune. If he did that, I would vote for him.

astonerii on April 5, 2012 at 10:17 PM

DannoJyd on April 5, 2012 at 10:17 PM

LOL!

I gave nothing away because I never represented myself as or claimed to be a Tea Party member, but my goals for government correspond to theirs fiscally speaking.

PSST! There are fringe people in the “TEA” party, people even more extreme than you, and who cares if I didn’t CAPITOLIZE it (whoops, I misspelled capitalize)… Derp!

SauerKraut537 on April 5, 2012 at 10:23 PM

I just allowed myself a bit of fun. I Googled Romney + enthusiasm and the results were as expected.

Should Mittens win the general elections no one will show up to campaign for him, nor his political supporters.

DannoJyd on April 5, 2012 at 10:26 PM

I just allowed myself a bit of fun. I Googled Romney + enthusiasm and the results were as expected.

Should Mittens win the general elections no one will show up to campaign for him, nor his political supporters.

DannoJyd on April 5, 2012 at 10:26 PM

We inhabit the 15-20% of the total electorate who “live politics” and deal with the minutia Danno… The electorate isn’t into the election coverage like we are. They’re letting us “nuts” duke it out until we give them a nominee to vote for.

SauerKraut537 on April 5, 2012 at 10:32 PM

SauerKraut537 on April 5, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Excuse me, but I ‘live’ politics by being involved, not by keeping a chair warm.

DannoJyd on April 5, 2012 at 10:46 PM

What is evitable is that without your distrust of being told what is going to happen, this race would have been over a long time ago. Now, you and others like you have put so much into being against Romney that you can’t see his good side.

SauerKraut537 on April 5, 2012 at 9:55 PM

My distrust of Mitt Romney was formed on February 7, 2008 and was solidified on February 14, 2008 when he “released” his delegates to McCain.

Here’s a list of national ticket candidates from 2008-2012, in order from whom I trust most to whom I trust least.

Palin
Huckabee
Perry
Bachmann
Santorum
Cain
Paul
Gingrich
Huntsman
McCain
Romney
Biden (he’s so goofy he can’t do much real harm)
Clinton
Edwards
Obama

ITguy on April 5, 2012 at 10:58 PM

We inhabit the 15-20% of the total electorate who “live politics” and deal with the minutia Danno… The electorate isn’t into the election coverage like we are. They’re letting us “nuts” duke it out until we give them a nominee to vote for.

SauerKraut537 on April 5, 2012 at 10:32 PM

sure, keep believing that. its exactly what people were saying in ’08 when mccain won the primary w/ only 40% of the vote.

chasdal on April 5, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Excuse me, but I ‘live’ politics by being involved, not by keeping a chair warm.

DannoJyd on April 5, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Considering you know nothing about me whatsoever other than my comments here and there, that’s a pretty presumptuous statement isn’t it?

You CLAIM to be some TEA party big wig and that you do a lot of grass roots things, but all I have is your word for it. If you truly do stuff like that then that’s great, but don’t insinuate (as if you know) what I do or don’t do or call me and others chair warmers.

I’ve done what I felt was needed and championed different candidates through the years, and in my youth worked on Perot’s campaign in protest to Bush for breaking his word with the no new taxes pledge.

Quit with the puerile condescension… ;-)

SauerKraut537 on April 5, 2012 at 11:14 PM

ITGuy,

You dislike Romney so much because he quit the race at a time when he was behind in the delegate count and then gave his delegates to McCain?

You feel betrayed that much?

Or were you talking about something else?

SauerKraut537 on April 5, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Romney should have done what he said he was going to do.

Romney should have fought all the way to the convention in 2008.

I believe that we would have ended up with a more conservative candidate than McCain, and we might have been spared the nightmare that was Obama with a Democratic House and filibuster-proof Senate.

Romney did not keep his promise. He quit and lied about his real reason for quitting. And then he helped hand the nomination to John McCain on a silver platter when he took the unprecedented step of “releasing” his delegates to McCain after one of McCain’s remaining competitors won another primary with 60% of the vote.

Romney could have fought McCain, but instead sold out and did everything he possibly could to nominate McCain. How did that work out for us?

I could have continued to trust and respect Romney if he had done what he said he was going to do.

I could have understood if he “changed his mind” and explained the true reasons for his change.

But the combination of not keeping a promise, then lying about why, then trying to (in my opinion unethically) influence the outcome of a primary from which he had already quit, was collectively just too much. He is not an honest, honorable, nor trustworthy man.

ITguy on April 5, 2012 at 11:35 PM

On a lighter note…

LOVED [John] Belushi in that role! Thanks for the memories.

SauerKraut537 on April 5, 2012 at 7:55 PM

You’ll probably enjoy this, too…

ITguy on April 5, 2012 at 11:41 PM

ITguy on April 5, 2012 at 11:35 PM

As Clinton would say, while biting his lip, I feel your pain. /sarc off ;-)

I was actually for Thompson in 2008 until he fizzled out, and I actually gave him money for his campaign a few days before he announced he was dropping out. Talk about feeling miffed.

Come on man! First of all, candidates always say they’re going to fight to the convention… It’s a way to buck up support among those who are already with you, but you don’t have to be so angry about it. It happens all the time.

Gingrich and Santorum both are talking tough about sticking it out until the convention, but they both will likely drop out in the coming weeks. Gingrich is broke as is Santorum and maybe they feel like Romney did when he dropped out, like the math wasn’t there.

I don’t know of what you’re referring to about what he said his reason was and then lied about it… People who are in the limelight as these guys are often misspeak and get their thoughts crossed. We’re only humans don’t you know? The objective is to minimize these missteps.

I don’t know. All i can say is get over it. I got over Fred Thompson screwing me over and voted for McCain, but I was tacking towards Mitt and then he dropped out as well.

As for turning over delegates… It happens, hindsight is 20/20 and he probably should have continued, but the contest if I remember correctly was turning scorched earth between them and maybe he deferred to seniority for McCain?

I don’t know and I don’t care what the excuse was then, but he should have been the candidate against Obama then, and I wish now that he was.

I don’t remember if you’re one of the ones saying you’re not gonna vote for him, but if so, please get over it…

SauerKraut537 on April 6, 2012 at 12:14 AM

ITguy on April 5, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Yeah, I realized my mistake a few minutes later… I meant to type John but thinking of John made me think of Jim who is obviously still with us…

Good stuff. Belushi was my favorite as a kid (Samurai Delicatessen)

SauerKraut537 on April 6, 2012 at 12:19 AM

I was actually for Thompson in 2008 until he fizzled out, and I actually gave him money for his campaign a few days before he announced he was dropping out. Talk about feeling miffed.

I liked Thompson at first, too. I realized after he quit what his role had been …

John McCain wasn’t going to lose SC to an evangelical again, the way he did in 2000 to George W. Bush…

McCain made sure he had a stalking horse in the race, to split the fiscal conservatives away from the social conservatives, and with that vote split, the path to victory was cleared for Maverick.

Who was the stalking horse?

The candidate who:
1) Entered the race late
2) Hammered Huckabee in a debate, while going easy on McCain
3) Referred to McCain as, “My good friend, John McCain”
4) Split enough votes (16%) away from Huckabee (30%) to allow McCain to win with only 33% of the votes.
5) Mission accomplished, quit the race 3 days after the the SC primary.

Who was the stalking horse?

Fred Thompson

And I’m not the only person who came to realize that Fred Thompson had been McCain’s stalking horse.

As a former FredHead… I now believe that he was Johnny’s stalking horse.

stenwin77 on May 15, 2008 at 3:06 PM

As much as it pains me, I second that.

RobertInAustin on May 15, 2008 at 3:56 PM

ITguy on April 6, 2012 at 12:20 AM

I don’t remember if you’re one of the ones saying you’re not gonna vote for him, but if so, please get over it…

SauerKraut537 on April 6, 2012 at 12:14 AM

I’m not going to vote for Romney in NC’s May 8th primary. I’m going to vote for Santorum, and given that a constitutional amendment, defining marriage as being between 1 man and 1 woman, is on the ballot, I expect that social conservatives will be out in force and that Santorum will win.

In the general, I will vote for whichever Republican secures the vote of 1,144 delegates at the convention. You’ll note that Obama is at the very bottom of the list I posted earlier. I’d even trust John Edwards before I’d trust Barack Obama!

ITguy on April 6, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Attention all Republicans.
Let’s not disenfranchise voters who haven’t voted yet.
Let’s quit turning the barbs on each other and focus on the biggest enemy to freedom, Barack Obama.
Quit asking people to drop out and support Romney.
Romney has only been able to garner 41% of the Republicans out there so far.

I like Marco Rubio, but

Mark7788 on April 6, 2012 at 12:32 AM

I like Marco Rubio, but
quit shafting the voters
quit shafting Tea Party people who don’t like Romney
quit trying to shut down the primary process.

These Republicans are doing to Santorum what the establishment did to Ronald Reagan when he came on the scene!

STOP
STOP
STOP

Tea Party Patriots!

Mark7788 on April 6, 2012 at 12:34 AM

ITguy on April 6, 2012 at 12:30 AM

By all means vote for who you want, and I’m happy to hear you’ll vote for whomever gets the nomination guy.

I didn’t know if you were one of the angryeds and ddrintn’s of the site who say that they’ll never vote for Romney even if it meant 4 more years of Obama… It pains me to hear people say that.

I didn’t want McCain, but I voted for him even though Texas was already a shoe in for him. I just hope that whoever it actually turns out to be, that others who are in states that are more borderline step up when the time comes.

I didn’t think of Thompson as McCain’s stalking horse at the time and honestly hadn’t heard or thought of that before. I always thought of it as he started so late that he never got started and decided to stop his candidacy instead of splintering votes. Interesting points though, all of them, and it’s certainly plausible.

So what do you do in IT? Network Engineer here.

SauerKraut537 on April 6, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Evidently, it’s all over and I didn’t even get to vote.

Yay.

trigon on April 6, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Look at what is coming:

Pennsylvania
New York
Connecticut
Rhode Island
Delaware

Romney will win four of those by massive margins, Santorum is likely to collect a total of something close to 0 delegates from those states.

Santorum MIGHT pick up a FEW delegates in Pennsylvania, or he might pick up none, regardless of the popular vote in PA because the vote does not decide delegates, the Republican Committee does.

Santorum can not only not possibly win, he can’t realistically stop Romney from getting enough delegates to win.

It is freaking OVER and anyone that believes otherwise is, frankly, delusional.

crosspatch on April 5, 2012 at 2:59 PM

If it was really OVER, if Mitt Romney were truly inevitable, you wouldn’t have to keep trying to convince everyone to give up.

In effect, you’re admitting that Romney hasn’t wrapped it up yet.

It’s not over until the convention. And anyone who believes that Mitt Romney is almost a sure loser in the general election should ignore attempts to suppress his rivals.

There Goes The Neighborhood on April 6, 2012 at 1:12 AM

Mark7788 on April 6, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Nobody disenfranchised you – You can still vote this November.

JFS61 on April 6, 2012 at 1:30 AM

No, you’re just going to tell the rest of us that a big-government, pro-union, anti-libertarian evangelizer is obviously the real conservative in the race. Never mind that Romney is beating him among Tea Party and Conservative demos – we should all listen to some pseudo-conservative Madison crank.

The Count on April 5, 2012 at 3:30 PM

You know how to make a big-government, pro-union, anti-libertarian evangelizer look like the Second Coming of Reagan?

Stand him next to Mitt Romney.

Anyone of the Santorum supporters who THINKS he is as conservative as Rick like’s to say he is needs to read this article by a 22 year supporter of his here:
http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/jerrybowyer/2012/04/05/problems_with_the_truth_confessions_of_a_22year_rick_santorum_observer

Rick, as some of us know, supported big labor, tax hikes, NCLB, right-to-work, and as the article points out that he lobbied hard for tax increases to build the stadium for Pittsburgh which the voters rejected and he went around them and still got the money for it…and HE is the Tea Party candidate?

g2825m on April 5, 2012 at 3:40 PM

It appears I could just repeat my last comment.

Do you realize how stupid you look to argue that Santorum is not conservative while pretending Romney is?

Apparently not.

There Goes The Neighborhood on April 6, 2012 at 1:33 AM

Norton, the “conservatives” didn’t like Reagan. Didn’t much like him even in his first term. It wasn’t until late into his first term (the final year, actually) that the “conservatives” started coming around on Reagan.

Newt bashed Regan every chance he got. So did many others. The talk at the time was “We don’t want some Hollywood movie star from California who ran the communist actors union as President”.

Were you politically aware in 1975 and 1976 or is that before you were born?

“Staunch Conservatives” never got along with Reagan until well into his presidency. NOW they wrap themselves in his mantle but at the time there wasn’t much love.

crosspatch on April 5, 2012 at 1:48 PM

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/04/05/romney-leads-santorum-by-five-in-pennsylvania/comment-page-2/#comment-5700164

ebrown2 on April 5, 2012 at 4:04 PM

That’s pretty funny. That’s even better than when “1984 in real life” earnestly explained that nobody thought Reagan could win the nomination because he was just “too moderate.”

This is what happens when you spend too much time trying to sell Romney as a conservative. You lose the ability to even recognize a conservative. Half the Mittwits here will tell you in a heartbeat that Reagan was no more conservative than Mitt, and that Mitt is the most conservative in the field. I don’t think they can even see how ridiculous the claim is any more.

There Goes The Neighborhood on April 6, 2012 at 1:51 AM

I dunno. I still do not see how Romneycare is an iota different than Obamacare. While yes it was done at the state level, every and I mean every single aspect is still present.

From the mandate, to the tax authority collecting the fine, to the raping of medicare funds to pay for it, to the forcing of the church to provide services against their religious beliefs, to the tax payers paying for abortions, to the making illegal the only real insurance option of a health savings account with catastrophic insurance coverage.

astonerii on April 5, 2012 at 4:21 PM

RomneyCare was not actually unconstitutional. Of course, that’s only because it was done at the state level so the federal Constitution didn’t apply. Not much of a bragging point, really.

Other than that, basically the same.

There Goes The Neighborhood on April 6, 2012 at 2:05 AM

Romney just turned 65. He spent only 4 of those years as a Governor of a socialist state. (Why he wanted that job….) The point is Romney IS NOT a politician- and probably sees himself as a problem solver first.

FlaMurph on April 5, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Uhhh, I hate to tell you this, but Romney’s been a politician since he ran for the Senate in 1994. He’s never done anything since except run for office and serve a single term as governor. That’s a good 18 years now.

Unfortunately, he keeps losing elections. So, not only is he a politician, he’s a very unsuccessful politician.

Of course, he did win a governor’s election in Massachusetts, which was no small accomplishment. But his approval rating was so low at the end of his term that he wisely didn’t even attempt to run for re-election.

There Goes The Neighborhood on April 6, 2012 at 2:45 AM

Why the push to get Santorum out?

Could it be that the Romney campaign realizes that they can not win the support of the needed 1,144 delegates before the primaries are over?

As to the suggestion that conservatives are “rallying” around Romney, please.

The reality is that there is strong resistance to Romney’s candidacy among conservatives.

john.frank on April 6, 2012 at 4:50 AM

john.frank on April 6, 2012 at 4:50 AM

Rubbish. Mitt just wants to get on with the general election. Of course he’ll get to 1144. In fact, the latest PPP poll now has him leading by 5 in PA!

He feels, and rightly so, that the sooner he can get on with focusing on the general election the better. And all those who wish to see PBHO get to work on his library next year ought to get with him now. This “strong resistance” has crumbled. The cross tabs on his recent sweep of WI and MD show that. Resistance is futile, assimilate!

MJBrutus on April 6, 2012 at 5:29 AM

In effect, you’re admitting that Romney hasn’t wrapped it up yet.

There Goes The Neighborhood on April 6, 2012 at 1:12 AM

Not at all. He is saying that Mitt’s general election prospects will be even better if he can turn all of his attention towards defeating PBHO now, instead of having this “contest” go on, even though the outcome is a certainty.

MJBrutus on April 6, 2012 at 5:32 AM

If we get force-fed Zero Lite, he sure-as-shootin’ better be able to win it all. If he doesn’t, Mittens and the whole darned Republican Party will be as dead as Kelsey’s you-know-what.

Mr. Grump on April 6, 2012 at 6:25 AM

I think you just described Ronald Reagan to a T as well.

News flash: ALL politicians are opportunists who use one office as a stepping stone to the next. Most of them reach their top level of appeal and either lose or stay in a safe seat like a rock for decades.

A couple of points: Reagan at least had the guts to stand for re-election, plus the humility to put up only a half-hearted-at-best attempt to get the nomination in 1968; and I honestly don’t think that upon her election to the governorship Palin intended to run for president in 2008 or 2012, for that matter. She took being governor seriously, apparently.

It’s natural to have people work up to their maximum level of competence. In OH, we have a Senatorial candidate who is a smart 34 year old Iraq War Marine vet named Josh Mandel. He is running for Senate less than 2 years after being first elected statewide as Treasurer. The grassroots/tea partiers love him. Is he nothing more than an opportunist?

FuzzyLogic on April 5, 2012 at 10:12 PM

It’s hard to say. Is he thinking of running for president in 2016 and is only using the Senate seat as a platform from which to do that? That’s opportunism.

ddrintn on April 6, 2012 at 6:41 AM

Rubbish. Mitt just wants to get on with the general election.

MJBrutus on April 6, 2012 at 5:29 AM

So what’s been stopping him since November?

ddrintn on April 6, 2012 at 6:43 AM

ddrintn on April 6, 2012 at 6:43 AM

Oy vey.

MJBrutus on April 6, 2012 at 6:51 AM

It is freaking OVER and anyone that believes otherwise is, frankly, delusional.

crosspatch on April 5, 2012 at 2:59 PM

If it was really OVER, if Mitt Romney were truly inevitable, you wouldn’t have to keep trying to convince everyone to give up.

In effect, you’re admitting that Romney hasn’t wrapped it up yet.

It’s not over until the convention. And anyone who believes that Mitt Romney is almost a sure loser in the general election should ignore attempts to suppress his rivals.

There Goes The Neighborhood on April 6, 2012 at 1:12 AM

Thank you… my thoughts exactly.

ITguy on April 6, 2012 at 7:59 AM

So what do you do in IT? Network Engineer here.

SauerKraut537 on April 6, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Business Intelligence

ITguy on April 6, 2012 at 8:01 AM

Milquetoast and the the tanned squishy from Florida.

Better than Obama Biden.

At least RomneyRubio aren’t trying to destroy the country as founded.

PappyD61 on April 6, 2012 at 8:04 AM

This “strong resistance” has crumbled. The cross tabs on his recent sweep of WI and MD show that. Resistance is futile, assimilate!

MJBrutus on April 6, 2012 at 5:29 AM

Mitt failed to win a majority in both WI and MD.

You do realize, don’t you?

The only place where Mitt won a majority of the vote was in a place he has ZERO chance of winning in a general election… Washington, D.C.

A majority of primary voters rejected Mitt Romney on Tuesday night.

I’d say that qualifies as a “strong resistance” to Romney.

ITguy on April 6, 2012 at 8:08 AM

After the last open registration the Romney finally won the “poll” here.

I think we know who has taken over Hotairopolis. The Mittbots.

Under the MittBot regime no one is allowed to post any of the audio or video of the Mittster calling HIMSELF a Progessive.

No commercials hailing the greatness of America because it lets women have the choice to murder their unborn children, no audio or quotes either that use his own words to support Carbon taxes, or a takeover of Health insurance, etc.

This is the new MittBot reality at HotAir. All hail the great new leader of the gop!!!!

MITTBAMA 2012!!

PappyD61 on April 6, 2012 at 8:16 AM

the “conservatives” didn’t like Reagan. Didn’t much like him even in his first term. It wasn’t until late into his first term (the final year, actually) that the “conservatives” started coming around on Reagan.

Newt bashed Regan every chance he got. So did many others. The talk at the time was “We don’t want some Hollywood movie star from California who ran the communist actors union as President”.

crosspatch on April 5, 2012 at 1:48 PM

The speech that Ronald Reagan delivered on March 8, 1983 (to the 41st Annual Convention of the National Association of Evangelicals), and the reception to that speech, by both the conservatives in the audience and the leftist media (who opposed it and called it his “Evil Empire” speech), proves you wrong.

Conservatives loved Reagan, even in his first term.

ITguy on April 6, 2012 at 8:16 AM

Shaddup, Marco, you ain’t “king” yet. The fix is in for your boy anyway so why try to coerce the voters if he’s so “electable”.

mozalf on April 6, 2012 at 8:31 AM

Newt bashed Regan every chance he got. So did many others. The talk at the time was “We don’t want some Hollywood movie star from California who ran the communist actors union as President”.

crosspatch on April 5, 2012 at 1:48 PM

An excerpt from the end of the speech that Ronald Reagan delivered on March 8, 1983 to the 41st Annual Convention of the National Association of Evangelicals:

Whittaker Chambers, the man whose own religious conversion made him a witness to one of the terrible traumas of our time, the Hiss-Chambers case, wrote that,

The crisis of the Western world exists to the degree in which the West is indifferent to God, the degree to which it collaborates in communism’s attempt to make man stand alone without God.

And then he said,

For Marxism-Leninism is actually the second-oldest faith, first proclaimed in the Garden of Eden with the words of temptation, “Ye shall be as gods.”

The Western world can answer this challenge, he wrote, “but only provided that its faith in God and the freedom He enjoins is as great as communism’s faith in Man.”

I believe we shall rise to the challenge. I believe that communism is another sad, bizarre chapter in human history whose last — last pages even now are being written. I believe this because the source of our strength in the quest for human freedom is not material, but spiritual. And because it knows no limitation, it must terrify and ultimately triumph over those who would enslave their fellow man. For in the words of Isaiah:

“He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increased strength… But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary…”

Yes, change your world. One of our Founding Fathers, Thomas Paine, said, “We have it within our power to begin the world over again.” We can do it, doing together what no one church could do by itself.

God bless you and thank you very much.

Contrary to your assertion, crosspatch, I don’t think that anyone thought Reagan was a Communist after that speech!

ITguy on April 6, 2012 at 8:36 AM

In effect, you’re admitting that Romney hasn’t wrapped it up yet.

There Goes The Neighborhood on April 6, 2012 at 1:12 AM

Not at all. He is saying that Mitt’s general election prospects will be even better if he can turn all of his attention towards defeating PBHO now, instead of having this “contest” go on, even though the outcome is a certainty.

MJBrutus on April 6, 2012 at 5:32 AM

If the outcome of this primary contest is a truly a certainty, as you so vehemently proclaim, then Romney can turn all of his attention towards defeating PBHO now.

Put all of his focus on the general election and forget completely about the primaries.

No one is stopping him from doing that.

In fact, I’d like to see Romney do just that.

Go ahead. If the outcome of the primary “is a certainty”, then just froget about the primary and “move on”.

Go ahead. I dare Mitt to do that.

The fact that so much attention and pressure is being applied to the primary is precisely because it is NOT over.

And we are not a nation that tells underdogs to surrender and quit.

If someone chooses on their own to quit, fine.

But don’t go around yelling at them to quit.

Quite frankly, that’s un-American.

Seriously.

ITguy on April 6, 2012 at 8:47 AM

If the outcome of this primary contest is a truly a certainty, as you so vehemently proclaim, then Romney can turn all of his attention towards defeating PBHO now.

Put all of his focus on the general election and forget completely about the primaries.

No one is stopping him from doing that.

In fact, I’d like to see Romney do just that.

Seriously.

ITguy on April 6, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Seriously- Start paying attention. Mittens is all over Ocommie now. You’re just not listening. But you are right- He shouldn’t waste anymore time on this zombie primary and focus 100% on the messiah. But….

Guess what- there’s so much more entitled self righteous indignation coming from the minority “Trucons” out there to be heard- PA and beyond- that Mittens will just have to play along this charade all the way to Tampa, just so we can havethe chance for EgoNewt to tell us how important he and his “big” ideas are. That’s what’s really important here- putting “so-called TruCon’s” feelings ahead of fighting the communist in the WH.
Seriously.

FlaMurph on April 6, 2012 at 10:16 AM

That’s what’s really important here- putting “so-called TruCon’s” feelings ahead of fighting the communist in the WH.
Seriously.

FlaMurph on April 6, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Let’s talk about feelings. Here’s the patriotism of your head Mittbot Cherrleader while the 10th Anniversery of the worst Terroist Attack on American soil was being solemnly remembered on televison that morning.

I join in the sentiments expressed, but does anyone else feel 9-11 fatigue? It has been hard to escape all the solemnity for the last 3 days at least. To make matters worse is the politicization and correctness surrounding the event.
I feel for all those who suffered loss and welcome them to grieve and others to join them. I’m just burned out on it personally and am looking forward to a nice diversion like the NFL later today.
MJBrutus on September 11, 2011 at 9:01 AM

I’d rather be a Reagan Conservative. Thanks.

kingsjester on April 6, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Seriously- Start paying attention. Mittens is all over Ocommie now. You’re just not listening.

FlaMurph on April 6, 2012 at 10:16 AM

If Mitt is all over Obama in an empty forest, does it make a sound?

ddrintn on April 6, 2012 at 11:34 AM

If Mitt is all over Obama in an empty forest, does it make a sound?

ddrintn on April 6, 2012 at 11:34 AM

You’re right. Except for the WSJ, WaPo, AP, Reuters, Miami Herald, USA Today, Fox News and Breitbart.com, hardly anyone has noticed.

HTL on April 6, 2012 at 1:41 PM

SauerKraut537 on April 5, 2012 at 11:14 PM

You’ve done next to nothing. Got it!

BTW, I’m STILL laughing at that Uber-stupid comment of, “Governor Romney isn’t a politician.” ROTFL!!!

DannoJyd on April 6, 2012 at 3:52 PM

I’d rather be a Reagan Conservative. Thanks.

kingsjester on April 6, 2012 at 10:35 AM

You traitorous Unamerican bastid! /RomneySpeak

Honestly, doesn’t the Communist Party seem more conservative today than the liberal Mittwit Party?

Think about it.

DannoJyd on April 6, 2012 at 3:56 PM

You’ve done next to nothing. Got it!

BTW, I’m STILL laughing at that Uber-stupid comment of, “Governor Romney isn’t a politician.” ROTFL!!!

DannoJyd on April 6, 2012 at 3:52 PM

As I said, you know nothing of what I’ve done, so quit acting like you know and say I’ve done next to nothing.

And I don’t recall saying he wasn’t a politician so quit putting words in my mouth.

SauerKraut537 on April 6, 2012 at 6:52 PM

SauerKraut537 on April 6, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Yes, I do realize that I frighten you by ‘reading’ you as well as I’ve done here, but take heart! You TOO can get off ofd your comfy chair and become a Mittens soldier. You can:

Volunteer at your local GOP HQ
Spend HOURS on the phone telling folks all of the conservative stories about Sketchy
Put together HUNDREDS of lawn signs
Get on the ballot to be the delegate from your area
Spend the day working as a poll watcher

Yep! Now is the time to prove your convictions. Certainly you are capable of doing what I’ve been doing for over ten years, right? Heck, you don’t even have to sign up with your local TEA Party because they WILL be at the Victory Centers across America!

[snicker]

DannoJyd on April 6, 2012 at 9:16 PM

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