Quotes of the day

posted at 8:00 pm on April 22, 2012 by Allahpundit

“The Republican Party establishment has withstood the tea-party revolution…

“While tea-party activists have won county chairmanships and seats on state central committees, few (if any) activists have clinched slots on the Republican Party’s 168-member governing committee. That’s not to say that tea-partiers have disappeared or that they won’t get their moment in the sun — but it may take years for them to climb the party ladder the same way as everyone else…

“Many Republicans here said that tea-party activists now understand that things will run more smoothly if those with experience are in charge rather than those who put a premium on ideology over process…

“‘We’ve all been through it. We just got there before they did,’ Crocker added. ‘It’s just learning that everybody who is in government is not evil, that we’ve got some really good people in government. Let’s don’t burn the barn down to get rid of the rats. Number two, there’s a way to get things done and a way where you can work hard and not get anything done.’”

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“Texas Gov. Rick Perry this morning endorsed David Dewhurst for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison…

“‘David’s been a loyal supporter of mine, and I, in turn, am a loyal supporter of him and his task to become the next United States senator,” Perry told Dallas TV station KTVT.

“Perry’s endorsement — while not surprising — is a blow to the campaigns of [Ted] Cruz and James, who have been portraying themselves as the true conservative in the race and have knocked Dewhurst for being too moderate.”

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“The activists working to oust centrist Republicans are often lumped together under the Tea Party heading, but in addition to scrappy protesters, they include such well-funded groups as FreedomWorks and the Club for Growth. This year, these groups are playing a more prominent role than the raucous Tea Party rallies prevalent in 2010.

“Leaders of the movement say that does not mean its influence is fading. ‘In 2009 and 2010, the effective thing to do was to vocally and publicly show your outrage through protest,’ according to Jenny Beth Martin, national coordinator of the Tea Party Patriots. ‘In the past year, a lot of groups have taken a step back and learned how to work the system.’”

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The tea party isn’t dead. It’s just looking down ballot. While fiscal conservatives remain split over the GOP presidential candidates, grassroots activists are coalescing around a stellar slate of limited-government candidates looking to reinforce and reenergize the right in Washington.

“And in the spirit of the modern-day tea party movement, no entrenched incumbent — Democrat or Republican — is safe…

“The 36-year, six-term [Orrin] Hatch was first elected in 1976 on an anti-entrenched incumbent platform. Hatch’s campaign line then against his opponent Frank Moss: ‘What do you call a Senator who’s served in office for 18 years? You call him home.’ Now, Hatch is clinging to power after almost four decades in government — and vainly attempting to claim the tea party mantle to stave off Liljenquist’s David vs. Goliath primary challenge…

“It’s time for Orrin Hatch to go.”

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“‘Freedomworks, the group of Dick Armey, is gunning for you,’ Van Susteren informed Sen. Hatch, who seemed to mind only what he insisted were lies from the group. ‘They take a few dozen of my votes out of the better of 12,000 votes that I’ve cast, distort those votes and lie about them, direct lie about them.’ He argued they were only trying to raise money. ‘They take someone like myself who everybody knows and they trash Orrin Hatch and they raise a lot of money from conservatives all over the country who think what they’re saying is true.’ He concluded with a flourish, ‘they’re not people I have very much respect for. I don’t have any respect for them, in fact.’

“Van Susteren appeared perplexed at someone like Hatch receiving an attack from the right, though Sen. Hatch noted that he did, in fact, have Tea Party support. Freedomworks was a separate issue, a group who ‘have plush offices right down on Capitol Hill’ and are ‘in it for the money.’ ‘You can go down the list vote after vote after vote,’ he insisted, and find lies. As for Armey himself, Sen. Hatch was plain in his language. ‘I have no respect for Dick at this particular point,’ calling the group ‘radical libertarians’ but noting that ‘I’m libertarian in a lot of ways. But I’m not a radical.’”

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“Some of Hatch’s attacks have been aimed directly at FreedomWorks, the grassroots group I’m the president of, which he insults as being ‘run by two libertarians who don’t really believe in the Republican Party.’ I’ve been called far worse than ‘libertarian,’ and I know FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey has too. It happens when you come from the Republican wing of the Republican Party. And we can take it.

“But when the senator turns his fire on his own constituents, everyday Americans who are disappointed in their elected official’s record, he’s gone too far.

“‘Some of their disciples here who are Utahn say they’re not Republicans but they are going to take over the Republican Party,’ Hatch has said. ‘We don’t want radicals to take over our party.’ Radicals? Isn’t that what Nancy Pelosi and President Obama call us?”

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“There was a time when the tea party represented a hope for conservatives and for America. The tea party started out as a grassroots reaction to the liberalism of the new administration in Washington and its overreaching programs. The new movement focused on the bailout, cap-and-trade and Obamacare. Across the country, there was a kind of awakening among those who had been disconnected from the political process.

“Unfortunately, there were so many new volunteers, they burst the old pathways of activism, spreading in all directions. Existing conservative groups simply couldn’t organize them quickly enough and, without a leadership to provide focus, dozens of local warlords — each with his or her view of the world — began to call the shots.

“In place of the old Reagan coalition, we now have many tribes. The chiefs of these tribes do not have much political experience. Many didn’t even bother to vote before 2009 and most will tell you that they ‘woke up’ only after the election of President Obama. They don’t understand that democracy — especially representative democracy — requires patience and compromise. That’s the way a republic works.”

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“Viewed broadly, it appears that the tea party may well be a victim of its own success. In 2010, it proved its powers — beating establishment-backed candidates in Senate races in Delaware, Colorado, Florida, Utah and Alaska to name a few. The result? Candidates are far more wary of crossing the tea party this time around, moving to embrace it rather than stare it down.

“‘The reason for the appearance of less tea party success is that the establishment candidates have moved markedly to the right this cycle,’ Lerner said. ‘As the establishment candidates have moved to the right, there is less of a gap for tea party candidates to exploit.’…

“The question then is what the tea party does for an encore. Having moved the GOP — and the broader debate on fiscal issues — further to the ideological right, does it re-incorporate itself into the Republican Party? Disappear entirely? Or find another cause such as fiscal austerity around which to rally?”

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Via NBC/WSJ.

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“A lot of Republicans in Congress want to cooperate, they know better, but they are in the thralls of this reign of terror from the far right that has dragged this party to the right.”

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“The Republican Party establishment has withstood the tea-party revolution…
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Since 1776!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on April 22, 2012 at 8:02 PM

T axed
E nough
A lready

Don’t ever forget what TEA stands for.

Schadenfreude on April 22, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Hang in there TEA party — 7%

Schadenfreude on April 22, 2012 at 8:04 PM

first

conservative tarheel on April 22, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Bmore is taking a nap.

Schadenfreude on April 22, 2012 at 8:05 PM

nuts

conservative tarheel on April 22, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Dire is drinking beer.

Schadenfreude on April 22, 2012 at 8:05 PM

I agree that we need to get those who often side with the Democrats against their own party out of office but right now is not the time. The priority RIGHT NOW should be in getting a majority in the Senate. After we get a majority, we can then work on weeding out those who have been a part of the problem.

This requires strategy that takes years to work through. First we need to gain the majority. Then after that is done, identify the individuals who should be replaced. Once they are identified, you begin to build up support for a replacement. Then when the replacement has enough support to beat the opposing Democrat, you replace the incumbent but you do NOT replace the incumbent until you have someone standing by who actually has a chance of winning.

But gaining the majority is enough in most cases to stop the aisle crossing. People like Lugar and Hatch only do that when the Democrats are in the majority.

crosspatch on April 22, 2012 at 8:06 PM

We’re reloading….

idesign on April 22, 2012 at 8:07 PM

The establishment has been around for a long, long, time. Tea party, not so much. Give em time. I have a feeling this a long term commitment. Takes awhile to escavate dinosaurs.

msupertas on April 22, 2012 at 8:07 PM

I believe the TEA party will get much done down ticket …
the GOP presidential slot … IF he gets elected … I hope he stays
to the right … if not I hope the GOP has the balls to primary him

conservative tarheel on April 22, 2012 at 8:07 PM

The “reign of terror of the far right”? I’d settle for recognition of conservatives as a life form.

Cindy Munford on April 22, 2012 at 8:07 PM

The Tea Party is here to stay,whether they like it or not.

docflash on April 22, 2012 at 8:08 PM

The Tea Party is here to stay,whether they like it or not.

docflash on April 22, 2012 at 8:08 PM

“You Obamabot from the true con front” — Mitt adherent

Schadenfreude on April 22, 2012 at 8:10 PM

“But when the senator turns his fire on his own constituents, everyday Americans who are disappointed in their elected official’s record, he’s gone too far.

He learned it from King Obama.

JPeterman on April 22, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Wouldn’t you think that the likes of Solyndra and the GSA might get the pitchforks out of the shed?

Cindy Munford on April 22, 2012 at 8:10 PM

So which is the dairy district, number 7 or 8 or what, because I probably live in the dairy district.

Bishop on April 22, 2012 at 8:11 PM

“They don’t understand that democracy — especially representative democracy — requires patience and compromise. That’s the way a republic works.”

That’s how we ended up nearing $16 Trillion dollars in debt…

… with laws that were never read, written behind closed doors, passed in the dark of night.

Why don’t you go fu%k yourself…?

Seven Percent Solution on April 22, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Hang in there TEA party — 7%

Schadenfreude on April 22, 2012 at 8:04 PM

:)

Seven Percent Solution on April 22, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Revolu.tion

Remove it from the back burner….

Order up!

Electrongod on April 22, 2012 at 8:14 PM

They must be really getting nervous…

d1carter on April 22, 2012 at 8:16 PM

i don’t think that Hatch is as bad as some of the past RINOs (Jumping Jim, Chaffe, Snarlin Arlen)

but, when he says he’s in the Republican wing of the Republican he pretty much shows us the problem

when the leftists say the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party they mean true blue leftists. when Hatch tries to imitate that it just means the Moderate, Chummy wing of the Golf Party.

Sorry, Orin, you should be learning from the radical libertarians…I mean you don’t represent MA do you?

r keller on April 22, 2012 at 8:17 PM

T E A Party

Schadenfreude on April 22, 2012 at 8:17 PM

The tea parties aren’t in a hurry. And as long as we’re paying attention we’ll have a role in shaping public policy.

applebutter on April 22, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Christine O’Donnell, Sharon Angle

Go get ‘em tea party freedom riders..or whatever you call yourself this week.

Reminds me of tribes with different leaders who despise each other.

Redford on April 22, 2012 at 8:19 PM

T E A Party

Schadenfreude on April 22, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Well…
It’s the Beatles..
They would be on the other side….

Electrongod on April 22, 2012 at 8:20 PM

and speaking of the ‘radicals’ Sarah has a little post today to celebrate Earth Day.

On this holiest of days for EcoLiberals, how about if Americans celebrate Earth Day with responsible energy development that leads to greater independence and conservation?

There’s no better way for President Obama and his administration to celebrate Earth Day than to embrace a real, environmentally sound commitment to energy independence instead of relying on foreign countries that lack environmental safeguards. One aspect of the “all-of-the-above” approach I have been discussing for years involves, of course, the necessity to “drill, baby, drill.”

pretty Rad, huh Orin?

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner

r keller on April 22, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Yes tea party, hang in there the reinforcements are coming in November. I am expecting massive voter fraud but the sheer number of people fed up with these fools will swamp anything they have seen in Chicago.

deimos on April 22, 2012 at 8:22 PM

For now, we do what we can to get Obama out, hold or increase our advantage in the house, take the senate, and then go after Rinos with a vengeance. Third party it if we have to.

predator on April 22, 2012 at 8:22 PM

oh well…wrong button, but you get the drift

r keller on April 22, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Local TP has been taken-over by Birchers and ronulans-and because Lubbock is do conservative,no one cares.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 22, 2012 at 8:23 PM

He concluded with a flourish, ‘they’re not people I have very much respect for. I don’t have any respect for them, in fact.’

And the Utahns will still vote that jackass back into office. Do people have any semblance of self respect these days?

Archivarix on April 22, 2012 at 8:23 PM

It’s 6:22 where I am at…

We are going to need to chitchat to make the night go faster..:)

I did nothing but yard work today…
Dang neighbors with their willow trees….

branches everywhere….

Bonfire tomorrow..

Electrongod on April 22, 2012 at 8:24 PM

“While tea-party activists have won county chairmanships and seats on state central committees, few (if any) activists have clinched slots on the Republican Party’s 168-member governing committee. That’s not to say that tea-partiers have disappeared or that they won’t get their moment in the sun — but it may take years for them to climb the party ladder the same way as everyone else…

NOTE: I still have to read the rest of the QsOTD, and all your comments.

I commented on another thread that this is utter bnllshit.
I am NOT a tea partier–though I share their concerns.

But, republican politicians who ignore them will definitely pay the price. (Note to those republicans: That’s how most Americans feel, you morons.)

If anything, I thought there was more anger toward republicans’ ignoing the Tea Party than any anger with democrats (i.e. socialists).

RedCrow on April 22, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Redford on April 22, 2012 at 8:19 PM

You wish.

Cindy Munford on April 22, 2012 at 8:26 PM

‘In the past year, a lot of groups have taken a step back and learned how to work the system.’”

Yeah, Jenny, this is what we need. (/SARCASM!!!)

RedCrow on April 22, 2012 at 8:26 PM

I will say…
It got up to 85 today…

Yellow Jackets are mighty brave this year….

I had to carry a can of bee spray everywhere I went in my yard…

Electrongod on April 22, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Christine O’Donnell, Sharon Angle

Go get ‘em tea party freedom riders..or whatever you call yourself this week.

Reminds me of tribes with different leaders who despise each other.

Redford on April 22, 2012 at 8:19 PM

That’s all you got? LOL

I can give you hundreds or TeaParty wins, from the Senate and the House! to all the wins in local elections.

We’re just getting started..:)

idesign on April 22, 2012 at 8:27 PM

They don’t understand that democracy — especially representative democracy — requires patience and compromise. That’s the way a republic works.”

Sounds like entrenched Democrats.

Cleombrotus on April 22, 2012 at 8:28 PM

“‘We’ve all been through it. We just got there before they did,’ Crocker added. ‘It’s just learning that everybody who is in government is not evil, that we’ve got some really good people in government. Let’s don’t burn the barn down to get rid of the rats. Number two, there’s a way to get things done and a way where you can work hard and not get anything done.’”
==========================================

Well,with that statement,I’m thinking of the Obama Administration
and its going to h*ll in basket,just like the
Movie,

WESTWORLD,and Obama is played by Yul Brynner!
(sarc)

canopfor on April 22, 2012 at 8:28 PM

I will say…
It got up to 85 today…

Yellow Jackets are mighty brave this year….

I had to carry a can of bee spray everywhere I went in my yard…

Electrongod on April 22, 2012 at 8:27 PM

On the chilly side here. April will end up being cooler than March. I left for my round of golf at 8:30 and it was 48 degrees.

predator on April 22, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Local TP has been taken-over by Birchers and ronulans-and because Lubbock is do conservative,no one cares.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 22, 2012 at 8:23 PM

The Tea Party started by Rick Santelli naturally attracts Paulians because originally it had nothing to do with Republicans and their pet issues like abortions or gay marriaqe, and everything to do with taxes and the size of government. The Republicans lost a lot by trying to co-opt the movement – just as both the Democrats and the OWS both lost because the former tried to harness the latter.

Archivarix on April 22, 2012 at 8:29 PM

You wish.

Cindy Munford on April 22, 2012 at 8:26 PM

You’re too smart to reply to that.

(You don’t click the links for “cheapcheap designer bags” on Townhall, do you?)

Ignore imbeciles, Cindy. (I know, it takes willpower. You can do it!)

RedCrow on April 22, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Archivarix on April 22, 2012 at 8:23 PM

But this is pretty cool, isn’t it?

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/04/black-conservative-mia-love-wins-utah-gops-4th-congressional-district-nomination/

Cindy Munford on April 22, 2012 at 8:30 PM

“But when the senator turns his fire on his own constituents, everyday Americans who are disappointed in their elected official’s record, he’s gone too far…”

That is the point, isn’t it…?

… The TEA Party is nothing more than American citizens.

American citizens that watched in horror as Obowmacare was being shoved down our throats and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid changed the rules of Congress so that no Republican could offer any amendments…

… Average citizens, who were too busy working, paying the bills, and providing for their families were forced into action by the actions of the political elite ruling class and covering media that were not listening to their cries to “STOP!!!”.

So when the elected officials returned home to face the voters, they found a bunch of pissed of people who really didn’t care for having their lived interrupted to have to show up at a town hall meeting to voice their concerns because the politician when in Washington, wasn’t listening…

… Which is our right as American citizens.

But the political elite ruling class in both parties and the main stream media couldn’t have THAT now, could they…?

Seven Percent Solution on April 22, 2012 at 8:30 PM

pretty Rad, huh Orin?

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner

r keller on April 22, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Speaking of the TeaParty, Palin Rocks..:)

idesign on April 22, 2012 at 8:30 PM

The result? Candidates are far more wary of crossing the tea party this time around, moving to embrace it rather than stare it down.

It came down from the mountain with Moses….

I shall not cross the Tea party….

Electrongod on April 22, 2012 at 8:30 PM

They don’t understand that democracy — especially representative democracy — requires patience and compromise. That’s the way a republic works.”

Sounds like entrenched Democrats.

Cleombrotus on April 22, 2012 at 8:28 PM

There are, unfortunately, a number of “progressives” in the GOP. They don’t really hate big government, they just prefer their version of it.

predator on April 22, 2012 at 8:31 PM

“The question then is what the tea party does for an encore.
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New Mission Statement:
**********************

To save Precious American Canines from
the DeBauchery of Cannibalistic Democrats!

Dogs For Tea Party!!
(snark)

canopfor on April 22, 2012 at 8:31 PM

RedCrow on April 22, 2012 at 8:29 PM

LOL! HotAir is as close as I get to Townhall. How often do I get the chance to talk to a caring movie star like Redford?

Cindy Munford on April 22, 2012 at 8:31 PM

OT

Chuck Colson died yesterday? Did I miss something, or does HA need to be told?

He was described as the “evil genius’’ of the Nixon administration, and spent the better part of a year in prison for a Watergate-related conviction. His proclamations following his release that he was a new man, redeemed by his religious faith, were met with more than skepticism by those angered at the abuses he had perpetrated as one of Nixon’s hatchet men.

But Charles “Chuck’’ Colson spent the next 35 years steadfast in his efforts to evangelize to a part of society scorned just as he was. And he became known perhaps just as much for his efforts to minister to prison inmates as for his infamy with Watergate.

Colson died Saturday at age 80. His death was confirmed by Jim Liske, chief executive of the Lansdowne, Va.-based Prison Fellowship Ministries that Colson founded. Liske said the preliminary cause of death was complications from brain surgery Colson had at the end of March. He underwent the surgery to remove a clot after becoming ill March 30 while speaking at a conference.

Akzed on April 22, 2012 at 8:32 PM

There are, unfortunately, a number of “progressives” in the GOP. They don’t really hate big government, they just prefer their version of it.

predator on April 22, 2012 at 8:31 PM

that is the problem … Hatch and Luger lead the pack ….

conservative tarheel on April 22, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Akzed on April 22, 2012 at 8:32 PM

AP put it up in the headlines.

Cindy Munford on April 22, 2012 at 8:33 PM

On the chilly side here. April will end up being cooler than March. I left for my round of golf at 8:30 and it was 48 degrees.

predator on April 22, 2012 at 8:29 PM

My wife has had to mow the lawn twice a week…for the last two weeks.

*Not that I don’t mow….just that she likes to:) *

Electrongod on April 22, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Don’t know a lot about Hatch, except that he’s been in the Senate forever.

Is that right? D.C. was not meant to be a metropolis. You were supposed to go there for a few years, then get back to your occupation–thanks for your service and Bob’s yer uncle.

Now, these guys go in slightly well off, and RETIRE RICHER THAN GOD! If everything is so noble on Capitol Hill, how does that happen??

Term limits.
.
.
.
(Which will never happen.)

RedCrow on April 22, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Quotes of the day

posted at 8:00 pm on April 22, 2012 by Allahpundit

Does someone have a date date?…

Gohawgs on April 22, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Redford on April 22, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Ho Ho. As a Tea party backer..I didn;t have anything positive to say about either. Learning lesson for some..but then..I got LTC West in Fl. All good.

bazil9 on April 22, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Completely changed the narrative from what the government can give to me toward what is the Government costing me. They are a complete failure.
Gained countless county level seats and many Fed house and senate seats. None of the IDEAS the tea party stands for have been reputed. Never fear the movement has to be dead or Obama will surely lose. They hoped the OWS would take off on the left side of the same complaint. I think an ad of the TEA Party VS the OWS would be a great choice visual comparison. Fecal matter at your local ATM or a clean park?

Grunt on April 22, 2012 at 8:35 PM

From the ground up baby!

KOOLAID2 on April 22, 2012 at 8:35 PM

there are far too many Senators that believe it is THEIR seat …

Hatch … Luger .. McLame ….. the Senate needs new fresh blood …

I would love to see it revert back to the states legislators picking their senators …

conservative tarheel on April 22, 2012 at 8:35 PM

that is the problem … Hatch and Luger lead the pack ….

conservative tarheel on April 22, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Lugar can be beaten. Hatch may be a little tougher. But yeah, I’d like to see ‘em both go.

predator on April 22, 2012 at 8:35 PM

It came down from the mountain with Moses….

I shall not cross the Tea party….

Electrongod on April 22, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Electrongod:And the Burning Bush,was actually to heat up the Tea in
the Tea-Pot!!!(snark…*Looks nervously around for the
wrath of the Lord…as in lightening Strike*)(snark):)

canopfor on April 22, 2012 at 8:35 PM

LOL! HotAir is as close as I get to Townhall. How often do I get the chance to talk to a caring movie star like Redford?

Cindy Munford on April 22, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Heh. Okay. Just,…please don’t swoon for him like I think my mom did way back when.

(He hasn’t aged well, ya know?)
.
.
(Also, his politics are crap.)

RedCrow on April 22, 2012 at 8:36 PM

AP put it up in the headlines.
Cindy Munford on April 22, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Thanks Cindy.

Akzed on April 22, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Gohawgs on April 22, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Fingers crossed!

Cindy Munford on April 22, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Term limit EVERYONE…before they get NUMB!

KOOLAID2 on April 22, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Man, Alexrod is such a douche. There is no “far right” anywhere, much less in the US. What would that even be?

The modern GOP is mildly center-left. That any talk of disassembling the welfare state is met with gasps of “you just don’t do that” within the allegedly “conservative” party is proof enough of that. Soon enough we’ll all just be fighting over the big levers of Keynesianism, as in the UK.

Dirt McGirt on April 22, 2012 at 8:38 PM

In Tea We Trust!!

DemoRats/LibT*rds/ProgT*rds….not so much!!
(sarc).

canopfor on April 22, 2012 at 8:38 PM

My wife has had to mow the lawn twice a week…for the last two weeks.

*Not that I don’t mow….just that she likes to:) *

Electrongod on April 22, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Will you pass along my address? I’ll sponsor the gasoline…(for the lawn mower)

Gohawgs on April 22, 2012 at 8:38 PM

My wife has had to mow the lawn twice a week…for the last two weeks.

*Not that I don’t mow….just that she likes to:) *

Electrongod on April 22, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Man oh man, that reminds me of a joke. But I’d better sit on it. I might get in trouble.

predator on April 22, 2012 at 8:38 PM

(Also, his politics are crap.)

RedCrow on April 22, 2012 at 8:36 PM

I’ll say. But he cares, unlike the rest of us.

Cindy Munford on April 22, 2012 at 8:38 PM

LOL! HotAir is as close as I get to Townhall. How often do I get the chance to talk to a caring movie star like Redford?

Cindy Munford on April 22, 2012 at 8:31 PM

I also should have clarified: Townhall has a problem in the comments (which is mainly why I never look at them).

There are always some websites in China (or elsewhere) with nonsensical posts about cheap designer shoes and handbags.

I think it’s funny, but the faithful aren’t so gleeful about it.

RedCrow on April 22, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Archivarix on April 22, 2012 at 8:29 PM

I don’t care to be part of a local group that’s been taken over by a bunch of Jew-hating conspiracy loons. The leadership of the County GOP also has Ronbots and Birchers up the ying yang. I was very active in the Chicago TP-but I’m staying out of Lubbock politics until sane local conservatives take out the trash.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 22, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration

Seven Percent Solution on April 22, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Christine O’Donnell, Sharon Angle

Go get ‘em tea party freedom riders..or whatever you call yourself this week.

Reminds me of tribes with different leaders who despise each other.

Redford on April 22, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Whitman, Fiorina and Rossi are Rinotastic.

RickB on April 22, 2012 at 8:41 PM

It is good to see the hate of the left and the entrenched “journalistic elites” still fully engaged about a group of American Voters.
Keep attacking the “Tea Party”
The attacks only underscore and highlight the vast divide that exists between the statists/progressive and the rest of America that still supports and wants to conserve the American Constitution and the American Way of Life.
Your attacks give away your motives and that is all we really need to see.
The most important members of this elusive group,this “Tea Party” are the ones that do NOT go to meetings but will show up in multitudes this November and next May and the November after.
You might kill Sarah Palin or other individuals, but you can not stop the amorphous body of patriots that is going to show up at the polls for the next few elections.

dazed_in_oh on April 22, 2012 at 8:41 PM

I have never been to Townhall. *pats self on back.*

I just wait for Bmore’s opinion here.

bazil9 on April 22, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Man oh man, that reminds me of a joke. But I’d better sit on it. I might get in trouble.

predator on April 22, 2012 at 8:38 PM

That’s why I said it the way I did…

We have many hours to….blow….:)

AP’s cat must be feeling frisky tonight..

Electrongod on April 22, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Chuck Colson died yesterday? Did I miss something, or does HA need to be told?

He was described as the “evil genius’’ of the Nixon administration, and spent the better part of a year in prison for a Watergate-related conviction. His proclamations following his release that he was a new man, redeemed by his religious faith, were met with more than skepticism by those angered at the abuses he had perpetrated as one of Nixon’s hatchet men.

But Charles “Chuck’’ Colson spent the next 35 years steadfast in his efforts to evangelize to a part of society scorned just as he was. And he became known perhaps just as much for his efforts to minister to prison inmates as for his infamy with Watergate.

Colson died Saturday at age 80. His death was confirmed by Jim Liske, chief executive of the Lansdowne, Va.-based Prison Fellowship Ministries that Colson founded. Liske said the preliminary cause of death was complications from brain surgery Colson had at the end of March. He underwent the surgery to remove a clot after becoming ill March 30 while speaking at a conference.

Akzed on April 22, 2012 at 8:32 PM

HA and usual mainstream ..touting only Colsen’s life during Watergate and ignore the last 40 years of his life. They can’t stand a story of a man converted to Christianity.

congma on April 22, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Wouldn’t you think that the likes of Solyndra and the GSA might get the pitchforks out of the shed?

Cindy Munford on April 22, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Cindy Munford:Yes,exactly,I’m still wondering,

M.I.A??!!:)

canopfor on April 22, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Whitman, Fiorina and Rossi are Rinotastic.

RickB on April 22, 2012 at 8:41 PM

And from what states again…? Hell, they didn’t elect the Rinotastic even. Good luck with a real C. They are lost..chopem like gangrene.

bazil9 on April 22, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Wow. What a laundry list Mr. Axlerod has.

Maybe someone should ask him if all those “reforms” are going to put a crimp in our president’s basketball practice, society events and golf schedule. This is while they struggle with the mess they inherited and nasty problems like Supreme Court review of their poorly drafted laws.

Bummer.

Someone must find a way for a lot of free time to be available for the whole administration.

RIP Chuck Colson

IlikedAUH2O on April 22, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Akzed on April 22, 2012 at 8:36 PM

I wonder what determines if it makes it to the blog? Number of comments in the headlines? I have to agree with you that Mr. Coleson’s life had the potential for covering a lot of areas, Nixon, redemption, faith, prison rehabilitation, that would generate many comments but it doesn’t always work out that way.

Cindy Munford on April 22, 2012 at 8:44 PM

congma on April 22, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Though I am not a Christian, I’ve long admired Mr. Colson.
RIP Sir.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 22, 2012 at 8:44 PM

I hope everybody celebrated Earth Day by burning a tree.

RickB on April 22, 2012 at 8:45 PM

I hope everybody celebrated Earth Day by burning a tree.

RickB on April 22, 2012 at 8:45 PM

I spent the day playing with dead plants-does that count?

annoyinglittletwerp on April 22, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Wouldn’t you think that the likes of Solyndra and the GSA might get the pitchforks out of the shed?

Cindy Munford on April 22, 2012 at 8:10 PM

A lot of people have no idea what Solyndra is, Cindy.

JPeterman on April 22, 2012 at 8:46 PM

There are, unfortunately, a number of “progressives” in the GOP. They don’t really hate big government, they just prefer their version of it.

predator on April 22, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Very true. And much of the “progressive” wing of the GOP doesn’t really care if the party wins or loses (as long as they are in charge). People like Dick Lugar (before he d!cks you) favor liberal Democrats over conservatives.

bw222 on April 22, 2012 at 8:46 PM

I have never been to Townhall. *pats self on back.*

I just wait for Bmore’s opinion here.

bazil9 on April 22, 2012 at 8:42 PM

I read some of the columnists: Malkin, John Ransom, Derek Hunter, Humberto Fontova, Doug Giles, Mike Adams, and a couple of others. I get it emailed to me. But I am unimpressed by their comments section, so I pass on that one.

predator on April 22, 2012 at 8:47 PM

canopfor on April 22, 2012 at 8:43 PM

I don’t think the people in the Tea Parties are protesters by nature and what they do get done is probably on the local level. Unless there is yelling and the chance to be labeled racists, I doubt the media is interested.

Cindy Munford on April 22, 2012 at 8:47 PM

I hope everybody celebrated Earth Day by burning a tree.

RickB on April 22, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Today I collected the fallen branches of Willows…

Tomorrow I will contribute to Global Warming…

Electrongod on April 22, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Was it earth day..lol…I celebrated by buying a gas guzzing vehicle. Haha.
And of course passing a dude at the dealership with a t-shirt of Zimmerman..Saying Murderer!!
All in all, an interesting day.

bazil9 on April 22, 2012 at 8:48 PM

JPeterman on April 22, 2012 at 8:46 PM

That’s so aggravating. You would think that half a trillion dollars would interest most citizens. Too bad they didn’t do a rap song.

Cindy Munford on April 22, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Chuck Colson died yesterday? Did I miss something, or does HA need to be told?

Akzed on April 22, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Akzed:Yup,seen it as it broke,but,ahem I gots to stay on point,
*Wink-Wink*,that news you were referring to,is second down
from the top right!

Btw,AF-2,Bidens Jet took a bird strike a day ago!:)
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http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on April 22, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Seven Percent Solution on April 22, 2012 at 8:30 PM

…you have that right!

KOOLAID2 on April 22, 2012 at 8:48 PM

A lot of people have no idea what Solyndra is, Cindy.

JPeterman on April 22, 2012 at 8:46 PM

or the GSA … or Fast and Furious … or ….

bw222 on April 22, 2012 at 8:49 PM

RickB on April 22, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Yeah, but they won….oh! wait!

Cindy Munford on April 22, 2012 at 8:50 PM

I hope everybody celebrated Earth Day by burning a tree.

RickB on April 22, 2012 at 8:45 PM

I left all the lights, both TVs, and my stereo on while I golfed. I also blasted the Mountaineer down Rte. 136 at 100 mph for about 12 miles. Do I know how to celebrate Earff Day or what?

predator on April 22, 2012 at 8:50 PM

The 2010 GOP House has allowed over a trillion in deficit spending.

The GOP nominee is the architect of Obamacare.

A third party could not have given us worse results,

Valiant on April 22, 2012 at 8:50 PM

predator on April 22, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Thx Mr. Pred.

Good to know I’m not missing anything. I check what I can. Work to much.

Good to see you btw..

bazil9 on April 22, 2012 at 8:50 PM

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