Quotes of the day

posted at 10:36 pm on May 22, 2012 by Allahpundit

This brings on the second Willis stare — eyes narrowed, brow wrinkled. “I’ve been through enough of these,” he says. Just that — enough of these, not “enough of these to know.” Enough of these. Then he explains: “I get cranked up, I start talking about Hollywood and what’s wrong with what. Or politics. I might start in on Mitt Romney.”

Romney?

And with that one simple follow-up, Willis gets mildly cranked up. “Yeah, Romney. He’s just such a disappointment, an embarrassment. Chin up, hair up. He’s just one of those guys, one of those guys who says he’s going to change everything,” he is saying. “And he’ll get in there, and they’ll smile at him and introduce themselves: ‘We’re Congress, we make sure nothing changes.’ He won’t do it. He can’t. Everybody wants to be Barack Obama. And what did he change?”

***

Now that Mitt Romney has clinched the Republican nomination, a lot of partisans are urging conservatives to bury the hatchet and refrain from criticizing him, warning that doing so will hurt his chances of beating President Obama. But in a new ebook, Conservative Survival in the Romney Era, I argue that this is the exact wrong approach. Sure, it’s one thing for to vote for Romney over the much worse Obama, but that doesn’t mean conservatives should carry water for him in every instance and let conservatism morph into some sort of Romneyism. Doing so would represent a repeat of the mistake conservatives made when they set aside their principles to consistently defend Bush even as he pursued big government policies, and would make it far less likely that Romney pushes a conservative agenda if elected. It’s important to remember that conservatism and the Republican Party, while at times allied, are entirely separate things.

***

Ironically, one of the most frustrating aspects of Romney’s character — a calculating political nature that has enabled him to effortlessly reverse prior statements and positions — could prove essential to conservative efforts to pressure him into doing the right thing.

Critics of Romney who argue that he’s really a liberal and boosters who claim that he’s a true conservative both err by attempting to understand Romney through an ideological prism. In reality, he’s a businessman who wants to apply his well-honed management skills to the public sector. If one is to be successful in the business world, the important thing is to satisfy customers and maximize profits.

If Romney is convinced that conservatives will enthusiastically support him no matter what, then he’ll make the calculation that he has room to migrate left during the general-election campaign and throughout a potential presidency. But if he feels uneasy about his support among conservatives, he’s much more likely to run and govern from the right.

Rather than resting on their 2010 laurels, conservatives should work hard this year to put as many principled lawmakers as possible into Congress — people who won’t merely talk tough about shrinking government when a Democrat is in the White House, but who will be willing to resist calls for party unity and stand up to a Republican president if he tries to expand government.

***

Congress, though, would be the least of President Romney’s troubles. The real threat will come from the Republican Party’s very core, which likes him little and trusts him less. The moment he shows the slightest moderate or rational tick, someone such as Rick Santorum will barrel out of the GOP’s piney woods, screaming oaths, and enter the 2016 Iowa caucuses that, you might remember, Santorum won in 2012. He must be itching for such a fight, having already called Romney “the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama.” That, folks, is not a fudge…

It’s hardly conceivable that, as president, Romney will become the Romney some think he is. The forces that shaped him in the primaries and caucuses will not go away. He has been clay in the hands of the political right, and this will not change. After Romney recently disparaged Carter’s political courage, Gerald Rafshoon, once Carter’s communications director, shot back with this via Bloomberg View: “Scour Romney’s record for a single example of real political courage — a single, solitary instance, however small, where Romney placed principle or substance above his own short-term political interests. Let me know if you find one.” Rafshoon’s phone has not been ringing.

***

[I]t’s increasingly looking like Paul, 76, and his passionate loyalists are consolidating clout in state party organizations and laying the groundwork for a presidential run in 2016 by the congressman’s son, freshman U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.

A run even — and, perhaps, especially — if Romney is the incumbent president. It’s a scenario that the younger Paul, 49, a Tea Party favorite, has not tamped down…

“Since the Republican Party is the vehicle through which this action is happening now, it’s probably better if Romney wins [this year] and is as bad as the libertarians expect him to be,” Brian Doherty, senior editor of the libertarian Reason magazine, said recently at a Cato event to promote his book, Ron Paul’s rEVOLution.

That scenario, Doherty argued, would allow a “convincing primary challenger to make very real to the party that there are two wings to the party fighting for supremacy — the Romney wing vs. the Paul wing.”

***

For more than a decade (not just the Great Recession but going back to 2000), economic growth has been far below its postwar average, and too low to keep the old regime afloat. You can’t have low taxes, high spending, and low deficits when the economy can’t break 3 percent growth.

This is something the D.C. establishment still does not seem to get. For years, their “farsighted,” bipartisan compromises were possible because the guys with the green eyeshades told them that the economy would grow to fill the gaps that they couldn’t fill. But now the economy can’t do that – so we have a mind-bogglingly large deficit and increased polarization in the political sphere.

That’s why the Beltway establishment has fundamentally misunderstood the nature of the Tea Party. That’s why they think the GOP battle over the debt ceiling was just plain rude. That’s why Mann and Ornstein have come back with these four sorry ideas. They don’t understand that the old way does not work anymore.

***

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan predicted Tuesday that November’s elections could bring a broad mandate for the Republican Party to enact aggressive reforms to the nation’s finances.

In a nearly 30-minute speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Ryan, a top name in the Republican Party, repeatedly evoked the Gipper as he called for changes to taxes and entitlements that Ryan said would parallel Reagan’s first year in office.

“We will not only win the next election — we have a unique opportunity to sweep and remake the political landscape,” he Wisconsin congressman said in a speech occasionally punctuated with applause and laughter.

***

“During the Bush administration, they had four years where the Republicans controlled the House, the Senate and the executive branch. We had a great opportunity to do great reform to fix what was wrong with this country. We didn’t do it — that’s where careerism comes in,” Coburn told TheDC.

“Careerism isn’t just a problem for Democrats. It’s a problem for Republicans too. When the number one goal is to make yourself look good at home, rather than fulfill your oath and fix what the country needs to have fixed, you’re actually adding to our downward spiral, and so I think it was a missed opportunity of tremendous proportions that the Republicans didn’t embrace what they said they believed in during those times.”


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I like Senator Rand Paul. He represents my state, and he has the best ideas of his father WITHOUT the kooky foreign policy.

wildcat72 on May 22, 2012 at 10:40 PM

having already called Romney “the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama.”

Except in 2008, when he endorsed Romney.

John the Libertarian on May 22, 2012 at 10:41 PM

And I’m supposed to care what Bruce Willis has to say?

JPeterman on May 22, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Rather than resting on their 2010 laurels, conservatives should work hard this year to put as many principled lawmakers as possible into Congress — people who won’t merely talk tough about shrinking government when a Democrat is in the White House, but who will be willing to resist calls for party unity and stand up to a Republican president if he tries to expand government.

In a nutshell this is it! We have to get conservatives in at all levels of government.

Note to Texans, if you haven’t voted yet, please vote Ted Cruz in the republican primary for US senate.

jazzuscounty on May 22, 2012 at 10:44 PM

And I’m supposed to care what Bruce Willis has to say?

JPeterman on May 22, 2012 at 10:43 PM

That’s up to you..:)

idesign on May 22, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Note to Texans, if you haven’t voted yet, please vote Ted Cruz in the republican primary for US senate.

jazzuscounty on May 22, 2012 at 10:44 PM

I’m doing that very thing, tomorrow!

4Grace on May 22, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Seriously: The problem is that all this Bain chatter is sucking the air out of the attacks on Obama. That’s the O strategy. NO ONE CARES ABOUT BAIN. Drop it. Attack Obama. But don’t run ads attacking O for being a dirty campaigner. No one cares about that either. And if Romney is not going to be a dirty campaigner like O, he’s going to lose. Get dirty, or get out.

Why did O want to immediately change the subject to Bain after his gay marriage pronouncements? You guessed it. The polls have started to go O’s way again. Keep the burning magnifying glass on Obama. It is O’s negatives that matter; any negatives about Romney are practically irrelevant. This is a referendum on O. Don’t let him change the subject.

anotherJoe on May 22, 2012 at 10:47 PM

And with that one simple follow-up, Willis gets mildly cranked up. “Yeah, Romney. He’s just such a disappointment, an embarrassment. Chin up, hair up. He’s just one of those guys, one of those guys who says he’s going to change everything,” he is saying. “And he’ll get in there, and they’ll smile at him and introduce themselves: ‘We’re Congress, we make sure nothing changes.’ He won’t do it. He can’t. Everybody wants to be Barack Obama. And what did he change?”

WTF???

What a bunch a rambling…

Electrongod on May 22, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Do I believe that a President Romney would be a magic man? Nah, probably not. Do I believe that he would put the brakes on most of O’s ruinous policies? Yes.

That is what I’m looking for this election. Anything else is just gravy.

4Grace on May 22, 2012 at 10:48 PM

And I’m supposed to care what Bruce Willis has to say?

JPeterman on May 22, 2012 at 10:43 PM

You don’t want John McClane on yer butt.

John the Libertarian on May 22, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Like it or not I’m voting for Romney. I’m even going to hit he pavement and phones for him…

OmahaConservative on May 22, 2012 at 10:49 PM

You don’t want John McClane on yer butt.

John the Libertarian on May 22, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Efin’ California..

Electrongod on May 22, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Unfortunately, Bruce Willis is dead-on about what will happen if Romney wins, which is an increasing possibility.

The same thing that happened in Massachussetts: More Spending, More Government.

victor82 on May 22, 2012 at 10:50 PM

And I’m supposed to care what Bruce Willis has to say?

JPeterman on May 22, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Did you really buy a horse today? :-)

cynccook on May 22, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Unfortunately, Bruce Willis is dead-on about what will happen if Romney wins, which is an increasing possibility.

victor82 on May 22, 2012 at 10:50 PM

You understood that?

OK..

I will read it again…

Electrongod on May 22, 2012 at 10:51 PM

27 comments or bust!

Bishop on May 22, 2012 at 10:53 PM

But if he feels uneasy about his support among conservatives, he’s much more likely to run and govern from the right.

…well…than we better make him nervous!

KOOLAID2 on May 22, 2012 at 10:53 PM

I believe an Etch-a-sketch presidency is the death knell for conservatism. Moderates Boehner and McConnell will force Etch-a-sketch’s Big Government agenda down our throats.

Etch-a-sketch is not running for businessman he is running to govern and his approval rating as governor was 34%. He ranked 47th out of 50 states in job creation. Affirmative Action rewards for poor performance.

Can’t, won’t and refuse to vote for him.

Instead will focus on getting more conservatives in Congress.

Everyone has to vote their conscience at the end of the day.

Jayrae on May 22, 2012 at 10:54 PM

27 comments or bust!

Bishop on May 22, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Sorry…it might go over..

As I ask for translations…:)

Electrongod on May 22, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Evenin’.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 22, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Everybody wants to be Barack Obama.


Everybody
wants to eat dogs while being raised a muslim then left to another man to raise who somehow gets you involved with communists and domestic terrorists who help you to run for the Presidency in order to destroy the country that gave you so much?

You really think that Bruce? Seriously?

HotAirian on May 22, 2012 at 10:55 PM

I dare anyone to post after me. Go ahead. I dare you.

SparkPlug on May 22, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Did you really buy a horse today? :-)

cynccook on May 22, 2012 at 10:51 PM

I see you are recovering from the Great Flats race of 2012.

RickB on May 22, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Evenin’.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 22, 2012 at 10:55 PM

:)

Nice to see you.

Electrongod on May 22, 2012 at 10:56 PM

During the Bush administration, they had four years where the Republicans controlled the House, the Senate and the executive branch. We had a great opportunity to do great reform to fix what was wrong with this country. We didn’t do it — that’s where careerism comes in,” Coburn told TheDC.

That’s right, Coburn. And the final fracture occurred when Bush tried to jam Amnesty for Illegal Aliens down our throat.

At that point we knew the Republicans did not have the best interest of the country in mind. They only cared about winning elections, not governing for the good of the people of this country. We still don’t trust Republicans because of that, and it won’t take much to send us off to seek fulfillment elsewhere. If Romney wins and governs as a “centrist” I will have no problem supporting Rand Paul in ’16.

jaime on May 22, 2012 at 10:57 PM

I see you are recovering from the Great Flats race of 2012.

RickB on May 22, 2012 at 10:56 PM

LOL Yes, today I actually walked to the bathroom without assistance.

cynccook on May 22, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Evenin’.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 22, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Hey alt, how you doing? How is TX? Missing Chi-Town much?

OmahaConservative on May 22, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Evenin’.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 22, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Hi ALTy.

Cosmo told me you are a Yankee and not a real Texan cause you left Texas.

Just kidding.

SparkPlug on May 22, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Did you really buy a horse today? :-)

cynccook on May 22, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Why yes, yes I did. I’m a real American cowboy now. :)

JPeterman on May 22, 2012 at 10:58 PM

We now find ourselves with the lesser of two evils. I have trust issues with Romney, but I despise Obama. So I will hold my nose and vote for Romney.

And if anyone thinks wRONg Paul would have been a better choice, then you’re an idiot. Obama is a Marxist and wRONg Paul is an Anarchist, both with racist leanings.

Besides, wRONg Paul, whom I like to call Dr. Giggles, because he constantly giggles like a school girl, he never got the traction everyone claimed he did, never got the votes. So he picked up a few delegates, big deal, not enough to garner any real attention.

Kini on May 22, 2012 at 11:00 PM

What you talkin bout Willis?

jaime on May 22, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Why yes, yes I did. I’m a real American cowboy now. :)

JPeterman on May 22, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Lucky! What did you get?

cynccook on May 22, 2012 at 11:01 PM

47 comments or bust!

Bishop on May 22, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Nothing short of shackles will ever stop what is happening in Washington.

Spliff Menendez on May 22, 2012 at 11:02 PM

OmahaConservative on May 22, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Just got back from the Midwest early this Am. I went back up-to St.L/central Illinois- for Spawn’s graduation. He’s currently sitting on the sofa-trying to learn how to use his Nook.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 22, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Like it or not I’m voting for Romney. I’m even going to hit he pavement and phones for him…

OmahaConservative on May 22, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Good for you. We need every vote, from Republicans/Democrats/Independents in order to win this!!

bluefox on May 22, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Evenin’.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 22, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Hey, ALT! You back in Texas, yet? Hope you and the happy grad had a nice trip home.

4Grace on May 22, 2012 at 11:05 PM

conservatism morph into some sort of Romneyism.

Uuuhhh….does anyone think that will ever happen?

lynncgb on May 22, 2012 at 11:05 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on May 22, 2012 at 11:02 PM

LOL Congratulations to your son and to you for making it home safely! :)

cynccook on May 22, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Careerism….. meet the Tea Party.

(sans O Hatch, I guess. ugh)

FlaMurph on May 22, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Here is the deal. Frodo’s pal Sam, (a mere Hobbit) killed a giant spider. I seriously doubt that any Hobbit could kill a xenomorph that has acid blood and eats its way out of your gut like on Alien.

So spiders are no big deal even when they have hairy legs when compared to a xenomorph creature.

SparkPlug on May 22, 2012 at 11:08 PM

4Grace on May 22, 2012 at 11:05 PM
cynccook on May 22, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Poor guy won’t even have a bed until Monday. He’s sleeping on the sofa for now.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 22, 2012 at 11:08 PM

47 comments or bust!

Bishop on May 22, 2012 at 11:02 PM

That’s more like it..

I was thinkin’…

The American Dream…

I haven’t heard of the French Dream..

Or the Greece Dream…

But America under Obama….

What Dream can America provide that other countries can’t?

Electrongod on May 22, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Poor guy won’t even have a bed until Monday. He’s sleeping on the sofa for now.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 22, 2012 at 11:08 PM

I’ll bet he doesn’t mind! :)

cynccook on May 22, 2012 at 11:09 PM

OmahaConservative on May 22, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Hey, OC. Have you been whipping everyone at Hot Gas back into shape?
;)

4Grace on May 22, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Did you really buy a horse today? :-)

cynccook on May 22, 2012 at 10:51 PM

A 3 year old Lippitt Morgan or so they told me.

JPeterman on May 22, 2012 at 11:10 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on May 22, 2012 at 11:02 PM

…ok!…NOW you’re safe and sound! …welcome home!

KOOLAID2 on May 22, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Like it or not I’m voting for Romney. I’m even going to hit he pavement and phones for him…

OmahaConservative on May 22, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Good for you. We need every vote, from Republicans/Democrats/Independents in order to win this!!

bluefox on May 22, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Three months ago I’d have said I wouldn’t do this, but I am AB0…

OmahaConservative on May 22, 2012 at 11:11 PM

A 3 year old Lippitt Morgan or so they told me.

JPeterman on May 22, 2012 at 11:10 PM

That is so cool, JP. Congrats!

4Grace on May 22, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Sure, it’s one thing for to vote for Romney over the much worse Obama, but that doesn’t mean conservatives should carry water for him in every instance and let conservatism morph into some sort of Romneyism.

Romney needs to get elected for this to even matter you God Damned Moron.

Happy Nomad on May 22, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Hey, OC. Have you been whipping everyone at Hot Gas back into shape?
;)

4Grace on May 22, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Not sure I have that power but I am glad to be back. AB0!

OmahaConservative on May 22, 2012 at 11:14 PM

A 3 year old Lippitt Morgan or so they told me.

JPeterman on May 22, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Fool.

Everyone knows that the Hanforth Donald line is far superior to a Lippitt Morgan, though a Crippington Newelsby would also be a good choice. Don’t you know your horses?

Bishop on May 22, 2012 at 11:14 PM

A 3 year old Lippitt Morgan or so they told me.

JPeterman on May 22, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Wow. They’re kind of rare, aren’t they? What color? I didn’t know you were a horsey person!

cynccook on May 22, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Tom Coburn is one of the most overrated “conservatives” in the Senate. And no one ever calls him on it.

steebo77 on May 22, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Bishop on May 22, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Liar!
The Sikeston Tawdry line is far superior.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 22, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Not sure I have that power but I am glad to be back. AB0!

OmahaConservative on May 22, 2012 at 11:14 PM

ABO, indeed!

4Grace on May 22, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Yu Tsai

Willis sounds like he might be dying. I mean I can’t blame him for being disappointed we have Rmoney™ as our candidate, hence next President, Lord knows a lot of folks are. There are however worse things in life. 0 to mention just one. Come on Willis, buck up, or die hard trying.

Bmore on May 22, 2012 at 11:21 PM

As a Lutheran, GRACE has always been my favorite English word…

OmahaConservative on May 22, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Excellent QOTD Allahpundit..Lot of interesting stuff..:)

Dire Straits on May 22, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Fool.

Everyone knows that the Hanforth Donald line is far superior to a Lippitt Morgan, though a Crippington Newelsby would also be a good choice. Don’t you know your horses?

Bishop on May 22, 2012 at 11:14 PM

No.

JPeterman on May 22, 2012 at 11:23 PM

A 3 year old Lippitt Morgan or so they told me.

JPeterman on May 22, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Good deal!!..:)

Dire Straits on May 22, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Hey Dire, Shout Out. I’m ready for bed…

OmahaConservative on May 22, 2012 at 11:25 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on May 22, 2012 at 11:08 PM

I’ll bet he doesn’t mind! :)

cynccook on May 22, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Hello!! Good to see you both back!..:)

Dire Straits on May 22, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Hey Dire, Shout Out. I’m ready for bed…

OmahaConservative on May 22, 2012 at 11:

Good evening OC!..:)

PS..We will leave the light on for you!..:)

Dire Straits on May 22, 2012 at 11:26 PM

As a Lutheran, GRACE has always been my favorite English word…

OmahaConservative on May 22, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Agreed, OC. Have you ever read any Chuck Swindoll?

4Grace on May 22, 2012 at 11:27 PM

No.

JPeterman on May 22, 2012 at 11:23 PM

I’m so envious. I haven’t had a horse of my own for a long, loooong time. What made you decide to get one now? Do you ride? Is it a boy or a girl?

cynccook on May 22, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Bmore on May 22, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Somehow I think Willis knows the score and will adjust accordingly..:)

Dire Straits on May 22, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Hello!! Good to see you both back!..:)

Dire Straits on May 22, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Hi Dire! :)

cynccook on May 22, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Excellent QOTD Allahpundit..Lot of interesting stuff..:)

Dire Straits on May 22, 2012 at 11:22 PM

I agree.

4Grace on May 22, 2012 at 11:28 PM

PS..We will leave the light on for you!..:)

Dire Straits on May 22, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Cool. I’ll probably need a pit stop tonight. Hope Jenfidel isn’t here to be pissed if I do…

OmahaConservative on May 22, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Has anyone seen Colon Powell on Hannity tonight?

My gosh, the man has sold his soul.

Schadenfreude on May 22, 2012 at 11:29 PM

That Jay Cost piece is short but brilliant. Romney may be the right man at the right time after all. It is paramount that the economy start growing again and at a much higher rate. Otherwise we will be forced into the kind of austerity measures that measures are gearing Europe apart. Romney seems to get this.

The one thing Cost left out thing of his equation is the massive overregulation that is strangling the private sector. Liberals do not get that the utopia they want is not achievable without massive unemployment and permanent deficits.

rockmom on May 22, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Philip Klein

Don’t worry not a chance in heII. Remember Tru Cons™, whatever the heII that means, hate him. He’ll be lucky to beat 0, without Tru Cons™ whoever in the heII they are, support. Besides who needs Conservatism anyhow when you have Rmoney™, right? I mean shouldn’t we just change the name of the Conservative movement to Rmoneyism™ right away. Or if the establishment types really want to keep the R party just the way its been. We could start The Conservative Party. Oh….that’s right…..never mind.

Bmore on May 22, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Excellent QOTD Allahpundit..Lot of interesting stuff..:)

Dire Straits on May 22, 2012 at 11:22 PM

?

Bmore on May 22, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Has anyone seen Colon Powell on Hannity tonight?

My gosh, the man has sold his soul.

Schadenfreude on May 22, 2012 at 11:29 PM

What did he pull this time?

4Grace on May 22, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Everybody wants to be Barack Obama.

Only inepts do.

Schadenfreude on May 22, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Bmore on May 22, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Is this what you are looking for??!!??..:)

Dire Straits on May 22, 2012 at 11:31 PM

My gosh, the man has sold his soul.

Schadenfreude on May 22, 2012 at 11:29 PM

One of far too many that have.

Bmore on May 22, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Agreed, OC. Have you ever read any Chuck Swindoll?

4Grace on May 22, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Yes I have, but I go along with The Book of Concord. I am Lutheran for a reason…

OmahaConservative on May 22, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Cool. I’ll probably need a pit stop tonight. Hope Jenfidel isn’t here to be pissed if I do…

OmahaConservative on May 22, 2012 at 11:29 PM

roflma..:)

Dire Straits on May 22, 2012 at 11:32 PM

O_O

Seven Percent Solution on May 22, 2012 at 11:33 PM

I’m so envious. I haven’t had a horse of my own for a long, loooong time. What made you decide to get one now? Do you ride? Is it a boy or a girl?

cynccook on May 22, 2012 at 11:27 PM

I moved and am living on ranch in a loft above the stables in Utah. Lot’s of stars and mountains.

Seriously, I really don’t anything about horses except to ride them and care for them. This horse came highly recommended, it’s a male and his name is Fred.

JPeterman on May 22, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Is this what you are looking for??!!??..:)

Dire Straits on May 22, 2012 at 11:31 PM

LOL! Funny! The Renaissance man !

Bmore on May 22, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Cool. I’ll probably need a pit stop tonight. Hope Jenfidel isn’t here to be pissed if I do…

OmahaConservative on May 22, 2012 at 11:29 PM

roflmao..:)

Dire Straits on May 22, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Fixed..:)

Dire Straits on May 22, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Can’t, won’t and refuse to vote for him.

Instead will focus on getting more conservatives in Congress.

Everyone has to vote their conscience at the end of the day.

Jayrae on May 22, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Or the lack thereof

PolAgnostic on May 22, 2012 at 11:33 PM

What did he pull this time?

4Grace on May 22, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Claimed that it was great to work for Reagan…then…Obama is great, not a socialist, hasn’t divided the country, is not influenced by Ayers and Wright…basically that you and I are racists, without actually saying it. Oh, and Obama was not an empty vessel in 2008 either.

I despise that man, Colon. He used every system and abused all parties, for his own gain. He has no compass and I hate nothing more than eunuchs and users.

Schadenfreude on May 22, 2012 at 11:34 PM

O_O

Seven Percent Solution on May 22, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Clink! O_O

Bmore on May 22, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Evenin’.

annoyinglittletwerp
on May 22, 2012 at 10:55 PM

.
Same to you, lady. : )

listens2glenn on May 22, 2012 at 11:35 PM

?

Bmore on May 22, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Dire was being kind…

I till can’t get past the first quote…

Just me..

Completely off-topic..

I did a Google search on my screen name…

1,600 hits all from HotAir….
My posts are everywhere other than HotAir…

Electrongod on May 22, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Is this what you are looking for??!!??..:)

Dire Straits on May 22, 2012 at 11:31 PM

That’s a hoot, Dire.

4Grace on May 22, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Seriously, I really don’t anything about horses except to ride them and care for them. This horse came highly recommended, it’s a male and his name is Fred.

JPeterman on May 22, 2012 at 11:33 PM

A gelding, like so many of our politicians, I suppose. Well, enjoy it! What will you do when it comes time to move on, though? Hitch up the old horse trailer? :)

cynccook on May 22, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Bmore on May 22, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Lot of different opinions for sure!..:)

Dire Straits on May 22, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Has anyone seen Colon Powell on Hannity tonight?

My gosh, the man has sold his soul.

Schadenfreude on May 22, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Missed it because I decided to watch an incoherent, washed up Greg Allman on CNN. What a sorry mess of a human being.

JPeterman on May 22, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Schadenfreude on May 22, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Didn’t he leave the reservation when he thought Dubya threw him under the bus on the WMD thingy??!!???..:)

Dire Straits on May 22, 2012 at 11:39 PM

That’s a hoot, Dire.

4Grace on May 22, 2012 at 11:35 PM

..:)

Dire Straits on May 22, 2012 at 11:40 PM

bluefox on May 22, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Three months ago I’d have said I wouldn’t do this, but I am AB0…

OmahaConservative on May 22, 2012 at 11:11 PM

If you’re like most of us, we’ve been thru several Candidates and now we have Romney. We’ve got to play the hand we are dealt and we are all ABO!!

Nice to see you again.

bluefox on May 22, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Philip Klein

Allah ♥ Phillip.

Bmore on May 22, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Has anyone seen Colon Powell on Hannity tonight?

My gosh, the man has sold his soul.

Schadenfreude on May 22, 2012 at 11:29 PM

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I didn’t see it, but I concluded a while back (ten or more years) that he’s at least as bad as Arlen Specter, if not worse.

listens2glenn on May 22, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Schadenfreude on May 22, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Thanks for the answer, Schad. Wow. I actually respected that man…years ago. I agree with your assessment of how he has used both sides & the system to further himself. Cannot stand him.

4Grace on May 22, 2012 at 11:41 PM

MM on the Palin endorsement…”On this inexplicable Hatch endorsement, we’ll just have to agree to disagree.”

d1carter on May 22, 2012 at 11:42 PM

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