Quotes of the day

posted at 11:01 pm on April 20, 2012 by Allahpundit

“Jeb Bush, whose endorsement of Mitt Romney helped secure the candidate as the all-but-certain GOP nominee, said an interview Romney should avoid the urge to wage a negative campaign. The popular former Florida governor also offered up his pick for Romney’s running mate, and said he’d consider a spot on the GOP ticket if asked.

“‘I think Mitt needs to stay above the fray a bit, and to offer a hopeful message that can lift people’s spirits up,’ Bush said in an interview this week with the conservative website Newsmax…

“‘I don’t think we need to demonize the president,’ Bush said. ‘I know a lot of people when my brother was president spent a lot of energy trying to demonize a good honorable man.’”

***

“A candidate falls into the Twitter Trap when he allocates substantial time, energy, and resources to chasing the news cycle and scoring points with reporters and pundits. This sort of strategy may keep staff busy and amused, but it is not the way to victory. Romney must avoid playing at Obama’s level. He must project an image appropriate to the office of the presidency while attacking endlessly the incumbent’s record on the economy, the debt, and health care. He must strike a drastic contrast with the president, who is going to run this campaign small and petty because he has no other options…

“When David Axelrod mentions the dog, remind the country that this is the worst recovery in history. When David Plouffe mentions the rich, let Americans know that everyone’s taxes should be low, that everyone’s taxes are scheduled to spike on Jan. 1, that Obamacare includes numerous taxes on every American, and that the middle class has fared the worst in the Obama economy. When Debbie Wasserman Schultz sneers that Republicans are coming after women, stress the importance of a culture of life and Obamacare’s threat to religious liberty. Ask every audience Reagan’s question: ‘Are you better off than you were four years ago?’ Unless the audience is filled with TARP recipients and government workers, the answer will be no.

“The deeper into the year we get, the more desperate Obama is likely to become. There will be incendiary rhetoric. The smears will be over the top. The hits will be exaggerated; some may draw blood. The Twitter Trap will beckon. But Romney can’t succumb. He can’t flinch.”

***

“There is a reflexive desire among a certain species of moderate Republicans to be perceived as ‘civil’ by liberal opponents who believe that the mere existence of free-market, limited-government conservatism is an indecent affront to humankind. All aboard the U.S.S. Lost Cause…

“Romney’s smarter-than-thou strategists explain that he can’t scare off independents and Democrats with straight talk about Obama’s thuggery. But he’s turning off the conservative base, on whom his hold is tenuous. More importantly, Romney’s McCain-lite impersonation is also writing off independents and Democrats who’ve come to realize what the myriad targets of White House bullying have learned the hard way over the past four years: Barack Obama is not a ‘nice guy.’…

“There is nothing hateful about exposing Team Obama’s hardball tactics and government witch-hunts against taxpayers, businesses and political opponents.

“There is nothing unbecoming or un-presidential about questioning the Obama administration’s Chicago gangster treatment of dissidents, whistleblowers and watchdogs.”

***

“Welcome to the Obama campaign, version 2.0. If, as Mario Cuomo once said, you campaign in poetry and govern in prose, then running for reelection may be something akin to grunting at regular intervals. In 2008, Obamaland prided itself on rejecting such brass-knuckle politicking, much of it perfected by Bill Clinton. ‘We don’t do war rooms,’ was a Team Obama mantra, as one veteran of the campaign and the administration recalls. These days, by contrast, there are dozens of operatives raring to pounce on the slightest Republican misstep…

“Far from a badge of dishonor, though, the new ruthlessness is actually a sign of maturity. ‘It’s not like Bill Clinton created a war room because he had the personality for a war room,’ says the Obama administration veteran. ‘He did it because that’s what you have to do today to respond to the crazy shit that comes your way.’ What Obama and his team have accepted is that, while there’s a lot to be said for changing politics and elevating the discourse, your most important job as president is to defend your priorities. And the way to do that is to win…

“Some of the anxiety centers around Cutter, who oversees the daily combat operation in Chicago and is legendary in Democratic circles for her Dresden-esque tactics. Whereas the communications apparatus for the Romney campaign, like Obama’s in 2008, must simultaneously sell policies, craft speeches, and win each news cycle, Cutter has the advantage of commanding a deep bench of operatives whose only focus is the latter. ‘The point is, that’s all they’re doing,’ says the strategist close to the White House, noting that the West Wing shoulders the rest of the workload.”

***

“After months of depicting Mr. Romney as the ultimate squishy, double-talking, no-core soul, Team Obama is shifting gears. Senior administration officials, along with Democratic and campaign officials, all say their strategy now will be to tell the world that Mr. Romney has a core after all — and it’s deep red…

“David Plouffe, a senior White House adviser, said in a telephone interview, ‘Whether it’s tax policy, whether it’s his approach to abortion, gay rights, immigration, he’s the most conservative nominee that they’ve had going back to Goldwater.’ He added that ‘one of the key issues in the campaign is to make sure people know that.’”

***

“‘As soon as he put the dog on the roof of the car, I bailed,’ she said. ‘I don’t understand what that man was thinking. I can’t get my head around it!’”

“Virtually everyone interviewed gave Obama a pass on the dog meat, calling it a cultural difference. That included Ron Friedman, a Romney supporter from Gurnee, Ill., proud owner of a Pomeranian shih tzu.

“‘He was a young kid,’ said Friedman, who works in the health care industry. ‘It was the practice in that country. I won’t make this an issue when it’s not.’…

“Friedman added that he thinks the whole Seamus affair is a ‘cynical ploy’ — as is the dog-meat issue. He wants to see more substance. ‘Is this the worst they have on Romney? At least attack him on the issues!‘”

***

Via Gallup.


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“After months of depicting Mr. Romney as the ultimate squishy, double-talking, no-core soul, Team Obama is shifting gears. Senior administration officials, along with Democratic and campaign officials, all say their strategy now will be to tell the world that Mr. Romney has a core after all — and it’s deep red…

“David Plouffe, a senior White House adviser, said in a telephone interview, ‘Whether it’s tax policy, whether it’s his approach to abortion, gay rights, immigration, he’s the most conservative nominee that they’ve had going back to Goldwater.’ He added that ‘one of the key issues in the campaign is to make sure people know that.’”

Um, okay?

Okay NO ONE SAY A WORD.

“But, what he said is preposster–” shhhhhh.

“But, but – Mitt Romney? Most conservative since Goldwa—”

I SAID SHUSH!

David, don’t you listen to those naysayers, they’re just trying to belittle your extremely well-thought-out-and-not-at-all mindbogglingly-stupid strategy.

I think it’s a great plan. I think you’ve got those rethuglicans right where you want them.

RINO in Name Only on April 21, 2012 at 8:13 AM

ddrintn on April 21, 2012 at 8:10 AM

You give yourself too much credit..But if the shoe fits you..you know the rest..:)

Dire Straits on April 21, 2012 at 8:13 AM

ajacksonian on April 21, 2012 at 8:12 AM

+ 100..Excellent post..:)

Dire Straits on April 21, 2012 at 8:15 AM

LOL
The woman, the Boss Emeritas, has better fighting instincts[...]

Karl Magnus on April 21, 2012 at 7:59 AM

Sigh. Look, Michelle Malkin’s target audience is not the same as Romney’s audience. You do realize that Romney needs to win over 2008 Obama voters, and employing tactics that appeal primarily to hyper partisan voters and conservative news blog junkies is NOT a sound strategy, right? Though a handful of you guys don’t want to admit it, the hyper partisan anti-Obama voters (nearly all of us here) will be the MOST reliable Republican/anti-Obama voters come November. Malkin’s advice that Mitt should be calling out Obama as a “thug” couldn’t be more stupid.

Let me ask you, what do you think would have a greater chance of success? Convincing a 2008 Obama voter that Obama is a Marxist thug, or convincing a 2008 Obama voter or independent that Obama, while perhaps well-meaning, has failed in terms of the economy and lacks the experience and/or understanding to make the necessary changes.

bluegill on April 21, 2012 at 8:15 AM

The Romney campaign can and must have a social media interface group. With that said it needs to be one of civility and just a few pointed barbs here and there, while keeping up the pressure on Obama’s job performance and lack thereof. For the online civility assault he needs a proven leader that can keep track of relatively sophomoric responses and ensure that no counter-response descends to that level. He needs someone who is mature and trusted, able to be adaptable to an ever changing panoply of news and yet also level-headed enough to keep the eyes on the prize.

He needs… Ann Romney.

ajacksonian on April 21, 2012 at 8:12 AM

LOL…that sounds almost like a punchline.

ddrintn on April 21, 2012 at 8:22 AM

bluegill on April 21, 2012 at 8:15 AM

So, Romney should lie?

kingsjester on April 21, 2012 at 8:25 AM

bluegill on April 21, 2012 at 8:15 AM

I suspect you are correct. Peronaly I would love to see red meat stuff come out, but I’d much rather have a victory in November.

steel guy on April 21, 2012 at 8:26 AM

steel guy on April 21, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Just remember there is a SuperPac..:)

Dire Straits on April 21, 2012 at 8:27 AM

Palin has been the conservative “attack dog” for close to 4 years.

Her “death panel” comments lit a bonfire!!!

Amjean on April 21, 2012 at 8:31 AM

I suspect you are correct. Peronaly I would love to see red meat stuff come out, but I’d much rather have a victory in November.

steel guy on April 21, 2012 at 8:26 AM

So you think another McCain campaign is just what the doctor ordered then.

steel guy on April 21, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Just remember there is a SuperPac..:)

Dire Straits on April 21, 2012 at 8:27 AM

So what? It’s not going to do anything Romney doesn’t want.

ddrintn on April 21, 2012 at 8:31 AM

Just remember there is a SuperPac..:)

Dire Straits on April 21, 2012 at 8:27 AM

True enough. There will be plenty of the nasty stuff in this campaign. Romney won’t need to wrestle in the mud with Obama he can leave that to others.

steel guy on April 21, 2012 at 8:32 AM

bluegill on April 21, 2012 at 8:15 AM

So, Romney should lie?

kingsjester on April 21, 2012 at 8:25 AM

I hope you don’t expect an honest answer to that one.

ddrintn on April 21, 2012 at 8:32 AM

So what? It’s not going to do anything Romney doesn’t want.

ddrintn on April 21, 2012 at 8:31 AM

I think you will be suprised..They will fight..:)

Dire Straits on April 21, 2012 at 8:33 AM

True enough. There will be plenty of the nasty stuff in this campaign. Romney won’t need to wrestle in the mud with Obama he can leave that to others.

steel guy on April 21, 2012 at 8:32 AM

And the media will just sit back and attribute all that nastiness (which isn’t going to come, by the way) to others besides Mitt. So…the media will insure that Mitt remains unsullied and spotless.

I swear, the delusion in this place gets to be too much. I think I’ll lay off this site for a while, let the little echo chamber get built up over the next several weeks, and then check back in in September sometime.

ddrintn on April 21, 2012 at 8:35 AM

I hope you don’t expect an honest answer to that one.

ddrintn on April 21, 2012 at 8:32 AM

Of course not. I never got one from csdeven, why should I get one from bluegill?

kingsjester on April 21, 2012 at 8:35 AM

So you think another McCain campaign is just what the doctor ordered then.
ddrintn on April 21, 2012 at 8:31 AM

I personally don’t think that McCain could have won no matter what kind of campaign he ran. I think he made a lot of errors and also some good moves but in the end a McCain victory became an impossibility when the crash happened. Comparing today vs 4 years ago is an apple/orange thing

steel guy on April 21, 2012 at 8:40 AM

I think you will be suprised..They will fight..:)

Dire Straits on April 21, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Also the GOP Super Pac’s will fight..:)

Dire Straits on April 21, 2012 at 8:40 AM

“David Plouffe, a senior White House adviser, said in a telephone interview, ‘Whether it’s tax policy, whether it’s his approach to abortion, gay rights, immigration, he’s the most conservative nominee that they’ve had going back to Goldwater.’ He added that ‘one of the key issues in the campaign is to make sure people know that.’”

While I find Fluffy’s claim that Romney is “the most conservative nominee that they’ve had going back to Goldwater” amusing, I strongly encourage him to “to make sure people know that.”

I know several disgruntled Republicans who haven’t voted since Reagan’s re-election because they were unhappy with the turn the GOP took with the nomination of GHWB.

They would like nothing more than to return to the party of Reagan and Goldwater. If Fluffy wants people to think Romney will take us there – have at it Bud.

Flora Duh on April 21, 2012 at 8:42 AM

And the media will just sit back and attribute all that nastiness (which isn’t going to come, by the way) to others besides Mitt. So…the media will insure that Mitt remains unsullied and spotless.

I swear, the delusion in this place gets to be too much. I think I’ll lay off this site for a while, let the little echo chamber get built up over the next several weeks, and then check back in in September sometime.

ddrintn on April 21, 2012 at 8:35 AM

I have no doubt about what the media will try to do. Sometimes the voters can see through all that.

steel guy on April 21, 2012 at 8:44 AM

He needs… Ann Romney.
Do not put a geeky faced person in as the head of that group
ajacksonian on April 21, 2012 at 8:12 AM

Huh, Whaaaaaaat?
Ann Romney epítomizes geekness. Oh, I’m sorry. Is she off limits because she was sick?
(a typical leftist tactic. see: Elizabeth Edwards)

“David Plouffe, a senior White House adviser, said in a telephone interview, ‘Whether it’s tax policy, whether it’s his approach to abortion, gay rights, immigration, he’s the most conservative nominee that they’ve had going back to Goldwater.’ He added that ‘one of the key issues in the campaign is to make sure people know that.’”

Is there NO ONE in this fustercluck of an “administration” familiar with history?
Good Lord.
Mittens will get rolled if he doesn’t get out there HIMSELF and …

Act like a MAN!” – Vito Corleone

IMHO of course. (grin)
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on April 21, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Flora Duh on April 21, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Good to see you..:)

Dire Straits on April 21, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Dire Straits on April 21, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Good morning, you too Dire.

Flora Duh on April 21, 2012 at 8:46 AM

I have no doubt about what the media will try to do. Sometimes the voters can see through all that.

steel guy on April 21, 2012 at 8:44 AM

I agree..The smart ones anyhow..:)

PS..It is unforunate that it takes high gas prices and high unemployment to make some folks smarter..:)

Dire Straits on April 21, 2012 at 8:48 AM

Sigh. Look, Michelle Malkin’s target audience is not the same as Romney’s audience.
bluegill on April 21, 2012 at 8:15 AM

No kiddin’. The Boss Emeritus is a Conservative.

kingsjester on April 21, 2012 at 8:48 AM

Flora Duh on April 21, 2012 at 8:46 AM

I get your point.I really do..But job one has to be to get rid of Obie..:)

Dire Straits on April 21, 2012 at 8:49 AM

No kiddin’. The Boss Emeritus is a Conservative.

kingsjester on April 21, 2012 at 8:48 AM

Severely?

tom daschle concerned on April 21, 2012 at 8:50 AM

LOL

if republicans don’t believe Romneys a conservative why will independents believe he’s a conservative.

He’s a moderate. In massachusettes they think he’s a conservative but to liberals in mass. all republicans are conservative.

Makes it easier to run in the general election

gerrym51 on April 21, 2012 at 8:53 AM

PS..It is unforunate that it takes high gas prices and high unemployment to make some folks smarter..:)

Dire Straits on April 21, 2012 at 8:48 AM

Romney needs to convince the voters that his plan to solve these problems is better than the presidents.

steel guy on April 21, 2012 at 8:53 AM

Romney needs to convince the voters that his plan to solve these problems is better than the presidents.

steel guy on April 21, 2012 at 8:53 AM

True..That is what his campaign should be focused on..:)

Dire Straits on April 21, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Sigh. Look, Michelle Malkin’s target audience is not the same as Romney’s audience.
bluegill on April 21, 2012 at 8:15 AM

No kiddin’. The Boss Emeritus is a Conservative.

kingsjester on April 21, 2012 at 8:48 AM

And that’s why real conservatives should push for a brokered convention.
Willard doesn’t represent ME in ANY way, shape, or form.
Eunuchs should just stay home if the wifey has to fight their battles for them.
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on April 21, 2012 at 9:10 AM

And that’s why real conservatives should push for a brokered convention.

Karl Magnus on April 21, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Sorry, that’s just not going to happen, not even in the realm of possibilities. Time to face reality move on.

steel guy on April 21, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Let me ask you, what do you think would have a greater chance of success? Convincing a 2008 Obama voter that Obama is a Marxist thug, or convincing a 2008 Obama voter or independent that Obama, while perhaps well-meaning, has failed in terms of the economy and lacks the experience and/or understanding to make the necessary changes.

bluegill on April 21, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Sounds plausible. But the fundamental problem with that strategy is that it leaves in place the fact that an inexperienced and unqualified candidate assumed power by the combination of the connivance of a complicit meida operation and an electorate that has been deliberately kept ill and mis-informed by that media.

Independents need to not only be convinced to vote for Romney, but also need to be educated and informed of the underlying factors involved in what’s going on if Romney intends to transform them into Conservatives, because THAT’S what needs to happen. Unfortunately, Romney doesn’t appear to understand those factors himself so we’re left in the same condition as before – our elections are decided by marketing techniques rather than sound political philosophy.

And so it continues until the Progressives finally get what they want.

Cleombrotus on April 21, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Obama the flim-flam artist needs to be exposed again and again.
Here are top ten reasons:
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=50982

Let’s roll.

onlineanalyst on April 21, 2012 at 9:23 AM

I know it is too much to hope that it continue but I’m goofing on all of the “controversies” coming from missteps and overreaches by The Won’s camp rather than any brilliance on our side. Despite the media portrayal Republicans are not naturally nasty. Has anyone seen the speeches coming out of Wisconsin this morning? The Left has a lot of nerve even hinting at “tone”.

Cindy Munford on April 21, 2012 at 9:27 AM

And so it continues until the Progressives finally get what they want.

Or should I say, until the Fabian Socialists finally get what they want.

Cleombrotus on April 21, 2012 at 9:29 AM

gerrym51 on April 21, 2012 at 8:53 AM

At this point I’m not even sure if Republicans are looking for conservatives, so I don’t think we have to worry about Independents. Conservative has just become a catch phrase to soothe the rubes, no one practices it anymore.

Cindy Munford on April 21, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Cindy Munford on April 21, 2012 at 9:30 AM

I agree with your point..Almost as much as the word RINO!!..:)

Dire Straits on April 21, 2012 at 9:37 AM

At this point I’m not even sure if Republicans are looking for understand what it means to BE conservatives, so I don’t think we have to worry about Independents. Conservative has just become a catch phrase to soothe the rubes, no one practices it anymore.

Cindy Munford on April 21, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Cleombrotus on April 21, 2012 at 9:38 AM

no one practices it anymore.

Cindy Munford on April 21, 2012 at 9:30 AM

No one presently in the race or DC, anyway.

kingsjester on April 21, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Dire Straits on April 21, 2012 at 9:37 AM

As someone who at least thought I was a conservative, I embrace the moniker RINO with enthusiasm. At this point the terms conservatism and Republican have little in common. But I’m going to pull a Scarlett and worry about that tomorrow. Today, let’s get rid of The Won. Four years is more than enough punishment.

Cindy Munford on April 21, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Cleombrotus on April 21, 2012 at 9:38 AM kingsjester on April 21, 2012 at 9:39 AM

It’s very disheartening sometimes.

Cindy Munford on April 21, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Cindy Munford on April 21, 2012 at 9:45 AM

+ 100..Hear!..Hear!..I’m with you..:)

Dire Straits on April 21, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Today, let’s get rid of The Won. Four years is more than enough punishment.

Cindy Munford on April 21, 2012 at 9:45 AM

True dat.

Cleombrotus on April 21, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Sorry, that’s just not going to happen, not even in the realm of possibilities. Time to face reality move on.

steel guy on April 21, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Gee …
That’s what they said to Ronald Reagan in 1976 and 1980.
NO MORE WIMPY “It’s My Turn” candidates! RR connected with a VAST majority. Mittens … meh
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on April 21, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Contrary to popular belief, I’ve never gone to C4P all that often. But I did yesterday and there was a commenter who came up with a beautiful quote that I had never heard before. From Michelangelo, of all people.

“The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”

Bingo. There’s your GOP, and that’s why things never seem to change much.

Outta here.

ddrintn on April 21, 2012 at 9:57 AM

ddrintn on April 21, 2012 at 9:57 AM

It’s not like we aren’t trying and it isn’t going to happen all at once. Congress has a lot of people to get rid of or retrain. I think I’ll put my energy there until the next Reagan comes along.

Cindy Munford on April 21, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Karl Magnus on April 21, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Are you talking about a brokered convention..If you are you have made some mistakes..:)

Dire Straits on April 21, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Cindy Munford on April 21, 2012 at 10:01 AM

+ 100..:)

Dire Straits on April 21, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Karl Magnus on April 21, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Are you talking about a brokered convention?..If you are you have made some mistakes..:)

Dire Straits on April 21, 2012 at 10:05 AM

fixed..:)

Dire Straits on April 21, 2012 at 10:07 AM

There sure are a lot of people giving advice to the Romney campaign.

bluealice on April 21, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Romney should avoid the urge to wage a negative campaign. The popular former Florida governor also offered up his pick for Romney’s running mate, and said he’d consider a spot on the GOP ticket if asked.

Jeb, you’re incorrect. Mitt won’t win this by being Mr. nice guy. Zero is a thug and a crook.

dogsoldier on April 21, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Bingo. There’s your GOP, and that’s why things never seem to change much.

Outta here.

ddrintn on April 21, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Why should you be “concerned”..You are an independent right??..:)

Dire Straits on April 21, 2012 at 10:13 AM

You do realize that Romney needs to win over 2008 Obama voters, and employing tactics that appeal primarily to hyper partisan voters and conservative news blog junkies is NOT a sound strategy, right?

bluegill on April 21, 2012 at 8:15 AM

That was McCain’s strategy; don’t upset the people enamored with the Barry and hope they vote McCain, because McCain had been an MSM darling for years, and they were supposed to sell him as a centrist.

What Romney is doing is talking to the people who voted for W in ’04 and flipped to Obama. They are not Obama voters, they were “I’d prefer Hillary, but McCain is too old and proved it by fumbling the economic meltdown response”.

That’s who Barry is losing in the demos, that’s what this article, which Rush cites all the time, laid out last Nov -

Barry Gives Up On Certain Demos

Romney is talking to them.

Barry was trying to suppress the conservative/rightist base, but “crawl through broken glass” polling, plus how his leftist tilt is a turnoff to the middle, seems to have made them abandoned that.

And, they now realize his left-coalition truly isn’t deep enough to carry him over 42%.

Barry’s trying to tact back to the center. That’s a good sign, because he’ll know have to defend his record and more importantly, talk about what he wants to do in the next four years.

So think about it; you voted for Barry because he was the better of two weak options, and now you have buyers remorse. What can he say to make you trust him again, that cannot be negated by actions he took in his first term? Go through the issues, and Barry knows, he’s going to look pathological in the debates and coverage.

So all Team Barry has is fear to sell to the middle, and loathing to his class warfare base. Muddy it up with dog talk, and hope to run out the clock.

…and Malkin is wrong. It’s one thing to stop saying “nice guy”, it’s another to launch into whacko attacks like she always does.

What Mitt shouldn’t say is that Barry “meant well”. That’s McCain territory and just builds a case for his Affirmative Action reelection.

budfox on April 21, 2012 at 10:27 AM

…and Malkin is wrong. It’s one thing to stop saying “nice guy”, it’s another to launch into whacko attacks like she always does.

budfox on April 21, 2012 at 10:27 AM

A bit of hyperbole, wouldn’t you say?

Cleombrotus on April 21, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Rmoney™ would be wise to instruct his team to emulate Andrew. Except obviously for the passing away part.

Bmore on April 21, 2012 at 12:25 PM

I think I’ll put my energy there until the next Reagan comes along.

Cindy Munford on April 21, 2012 at 10:01 AM

…I think it will be a She!

KOOLAID2 on April 21, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Funny, how when I bid alt good night, everyone on the thread thought it was me that was crashing. New glasses time?

Bmore on April 21, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Funny, how when I bid alt good night, everyone on the thread thought it was me that was crashing. New glasses time?

Bmore on April 21, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Apparently it wasn’t just me who thought you were being a party pooper. Be there tonight.

arnold ziffel on April 21, 2012 at 2:06 PM

arnold ziffel on April 21, 2012 at 2:06 PM

; )

Bmore on April 21, 2012 at 2:11 PM

KOOLAID2 on April 21, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Fine by me, just someone with a clue about the Constitution and doesn’t think that government is the answer.

Cindy Munford on April 21, 2012 at 2:21 PM

“Act like a MAN!” – Vito Corleone

IMHO of course. (grin)
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on April 21, 2012 at 8:44 AM

…remember the horse head in the producer’s bed…have we seen Bo?

KOOLAID2 on April 21, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Malkin’s advice that Mitt should be calling out Obama as a “thug” couldn’t be more stupid.

So says the Obsessor’s alter ego. The obamanation has stated his intent to fundamentally change America. Over these past 3 1/2 years, we’ve seen some of what he intends for “his” America. The differences in his vision for and the everyday citizen’s vision for America should be pointed out and discussed and, OFTEN. Saying that the obamanation is “in over his head”, and the like, when he knows exactly what’s he’s doing is nothing more than assuming the role of Sgt. Schultz. Only in the world of political correctness is the act of comparing and contrasting considered a bad thing

He, and his minions, want to alter and reduce the protections of the 1st and 2nd Admendments to the Constitution. He wants CONTROL of 1/6th of the US economy. He, and his minions, want CONTROL over who is considered worthy of medical treatment and what the treatment will be. He wants CONTROL over what we are allowed to consume — food, light bulbs, etc. –. He, and his minions, want CONTROL over most every aspect of our daily lives. That is not the definition of a free people or a free State.

Continuing the McCain tact of saying that the obamanation is anything but “a good man/would make a good President” is lying by omission…

Gohawgs on April 21, 2012 at 6:25 PM

What Obama and his team have accepted is that, while there’s a lot to be said for changing politics and elevating the discourse, your most important job as president is to defend your priorities. And the way to do that is to win…

In other words, the ends justify the means. It is a common liberal mode of thought. It should be eschewed and shunned at every turn, for it spawns evil.

Theophile on April 21, 2012 at 8:52 PM

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