Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on June 17, 2012 by Allahpundit

Mitt Romney is refusing to say that he would overturn President Barack Obama’s new policy allowing some young illegal immigrants to stay in the United States.

The Republican presidential candidate tells CBS” ”Face the Nation” that if he’s president, Obama’s executive order “would be overtaken by events … by virtue of my putting in place a long-term solution.”

Romney was asked three times in the interview if he would overturn Obama’s order, but he didn’t directly answer the question…

The candidate’s comments represent a further softening of his rhetoric on immigration since the GOP primary campaign ended.

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Rick Santorum on Sunday gave a lukewarm defense of Mitt Romney’s response to the White House policy shift on immigration, asserting that Romney was trying to “walk a line” on immigration. Romney’s onetime rival addressed the substance rather than the process of the decision — though the latter, said Santorum, is the more “outrageous.”

“[Romney]‘s trying to walk a line as not to sound like he’s hostile to Latinos — and [voters in] very important states — but at the same time, I think you need to hammer the president on this now-habitual abuse of power,” he said on CNN’s State of the Union…

“There is a difference of saying, ‘I don’t like the law and I wish that the law were different, but I’m the president and my job is to faithfully execute.’ And he is not faithfully executing,” Santorum said.

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“This is obviously a way to divert attention from very bad news the president has had for three or four weeks,” McCain said. “That’s very clear.”…

“I don’t think a Mitt Romney as president of the United States would say, ‘we’re not going to enforce existing laws,’” he added. “That’s the first time I’ve ever heard of a president doing that. It may have happened, but certainly not in this fashion.”

***

On issue after issue — gay rights, drug enforcement, Internet gambling, school achievement standards — the administration has chosen to achieve its goals by a method best described as passive-aggressive.

Rather than pushing new laws through a divided Congress to enact his agenda, Obama is relying on federal agencies to ignore, or at least not defend, laws that some of his important supporters — like Hispanic voters and the gay community — don’t like.

“If the president says we’re not going to enforce the law, there’s really nothing anyone can do about it,” University of Pennsylvania constitutional law professor Kermit Roosevelt said. “It’s clearly a political calculation.”…

“Say a Republican were to follow this strategy after regaining the White House in January of 2013 and the Supreme Court upholds the health care bill, and Romney can’t repeal it because the Democrats in the Senate filibuster it, he could basically repeal it through non-enforcement,” said Eastman.

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Since the very beginning of our Nation’s founding, there has been (by design) a healthy tension between the Legislative branch, which writes laws, and the Executive Branch, which executes those laws. Laws were only de facto valid when they were both on the books and willingly enforced. As every law is a limit upon the people, this created a very high barrier to restrictions on individual rights. In modern parlance we would say that it is a “feature, not a flaw,” as the tension between the branches reinforces the desired ideal that the default position of the federal government is inaction.

If President Obama’s frustration over a “do nothing” Congress prompts him to respond with a “do nothing” government, then I’m all for it. Imagine the good that could be done if a Republican president used Obama’s precedent: By not filling tens of thousands of authorized positions, he could shrink the size of government. By refusing to enforce some environmental regulations, he could remove barriers to economic growth and greater employment. By canceling unnecessary weapon systems, he could remove the influence of earmarks from the defense budget.

Instead of complaining about Obama’s decision, conservatives should applaud anything which increases government inaction.

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“This is not a political move. This builds on a lot of steps that we have already taken.”

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Via the Daily Caller.

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Advisors to Mr. Romney said in recent days that he was working on a platform that would include immigration policies, and they expected him to unveil them on Thursday when he speaks to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials in Florida.

Ana Navarro, an advisor on Hispanic issues to Senator John McCain in 2008, said in a Twitter message on Sunday: “After Obama move, it’s time. Romney NALEO speech Thurs is I-Day.’’


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Dire Straits on June 18, 2012 at 3:26 AM

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Dire Straits on June 18, 2012 at 4:06 AM

Presidents who openly defy the law they swore to uphold. When they fail that inarguable test,the impeachment process was designated the intermediate cure.

To allow this to occur and continue, because of either,political fear or political correctness, is to display the larger problem -the opposition’s cowardliness.

Don L on June 18, 2012 at 5:43 AM

God I loathe Rick Santorum.

WHAT A SNAKE.

mountainaires on June 18, 2012 at 6:29 AM

so mika is saying that mitt has no convictions on the immigration issue…ummmm Mika? dear leader has no convictions either…if he really wanted to do this, he could have with a FILIBUSTER PROOF congress for 2 YTEARS….c’mon…she keeps poopooing that this wasn’t a political stunt….puhleeze

now she is upset about all the monites coming in…..apparently she had no problems with obama raking in all that dough and the unions giving all that money before the citizens united ruling….

cmsinaz on June 18, 2012 at 6:48 AM

mountainaires on June 18, 2012 at 6:29 AM

agree, he appeared weasley to me

cmsinaz on June 18, 2012 at 6:50 AM

God I loathe Rick Santorum.

WHAT A SNAKE.

mountainaires on June 18, 2012 at 6:29 AM

Your guy’s got the nomination. You can knock it off, now. He needs Conservatives’ support.

kingsjester on June 18, 2012 at 6:52 AM

kingsjester on June 18, 2012 at 6:52 AM

i just wished he looked and sounded more supportive of the nominee….newt appears to be…if he’s not going full board I don’t think he should be representing Mitt if he feels so strongly against him….just mho

cmsinaz on June 18, 2012 at 6:55 AM

Good take this am KJ….spot on conclusion…

cmsinaz on June 18, 2012 at 6:58 AM

God I loathe Rick Santorum.

WHAT A SNAKE.

mountainaires on June 18, 2012 at 6:29 AM

Your guy’s got the nomination. You can knock it off, now. He needs Conservatives’ support.

kingsjester on June 18, 2012 at 6:52 AM

Yours would be a relevant comment if Santorum was really a conservative. I suggest you review his voting record if you doubt it. BTW,his campaign rhetoric doesn’t count.
I simply cannot fathom what support Santorum brings to the table now.

DevilsPrinciple on June 18, 2012 at 7:04 AM

I keep trying to tell hot air if youwant your reputation as a conservative site back you are going to have to get rid of the Romney hatred.

They offer absolutely no intelligent thoughts and think so highly of garbage politcions thattheir ignorance makes the site unbearable.

It matters not that time and time again Romney is pitch perfect…they pretend he said things he didn’t.

They are the same as the left and have no value because their world view is warped out of realty.

petunia on June 18, 2012 at 7:06 AM

OT: artur davis going into mika’s den…should be interesting

cmsinaz on June 18, 2012 at 7:24 AM

petunia on June 18, 2012 at 7:06 AM

your contention that rmoney is a conservative is risble.

the fact that you think Sarah is a “garbage” politician speaks more about you as a person.
your bully tactics may have won you the nomination. its a different ballgame now.

renalin on June 18, 2012 at 7:25 AM

Hey petunia:

didja catch romney say yesterday on cbs that he supports doing away with pre exitisting conditions.

you do realize that will lead to single payer. whats so conservative about that. you romneybots should get your lies straight.

renalin on June 18, 2012 at 7:29 AM

DevilsPrinciple on June 18, 2012 at 7:04 AM

If the snot-nosed comments by Mitt Supporters continue, there will be no party unity.

Mitt is not a Conservative, although, he is influenced by those he is around. Per Gallup, Conservatism is still the number one political ideology in the country, at 40%. Romney needs those votes in order to win. Believe it or not, there is a lot more to this nation than just the NE version of “Conservatism”.

Please review Romney’s record of governance and ideological stances.

Glass houses, etc.

kingsjester on June 18, 2012 at 7:32 AM

I’ve heard of Artur Davis, but this AM was my first time to hear him speak. He’s clearly a smart and effective spokesman. I hope he runs for office again and does well.

MJBrutus on June 18, 2012 at 7:35 AM

MJBrutus on June 18, 2012 at 7:35 AM

he’s getting bombarded on all sides by the libs and holding his own….

cmsinaz on June 18, 2012 at 7:36 AM

And if I had a Spanish surname or slightly darker skin, and someone described me as Hispanic or Latino, I would be insulted and POed. This stereotyping is just dressed up racism and conservatives should come right out and say it instead of pandering to it.

And don’t give me that crap about blacks voting 90% for Jugears. It wouldn’t happen if more conservatives would engage people with facts, such as Jugears has ZERO in common with descendants of freed slaves.

The only reason conservatives will win is because God has caused donkeys to get so stupid anyone can see it. Remember, after the Fall, Adam asked God why He made Eve so attractive. God told him that was so he would make lots of babies. Adam then asked God why He made her so dumb.

God said so she would like you.

platypus on June 18, 2012 at 12:07 AM

What an interesting post…you would be offended by someone thinking you had Mexican heritage? You are that bigoted that an innocent error would offend you? A man who signs their posts with the name platypus? Really?

And you think God intervened and caused democrats to get stupid? And than sums up your post with something out of your own bible fantasy?

That was quite a post, you little genius, ummmm excuse me, you platypus, I don’t want to offend you.

I think God intervened and helped you with that post…

right2bright on June 18, 2012 at 7:37 AM

They are the same as the left and have no value because their world view is warped out of realty.

petunia on June 18, 2012 at 7:06 AM

Yes, you are exactly right. Obama supporters ddrintn and renalin are allies of the left, anyway, so it’s no surprise.

God I loathe Rick Santorum.

WHAT A SNAKE.

mountainaires on June 18, 2012 at 6:29 AM

Agreed 100%! I couldn’t stand that man during the primary season. Seems he still hasn’t gotten over the fact that he was beaten by the vastly superior man. With Santorum, it’s all about Santorum… I wouldn’t be surprised if he believes that his own career might benefit if Obama gets reelected, but the unelectable sanctimonious Santorum is deluding himself if he thinks he has any kind of politicial future after the disgraceful way he conducted himself during the end of the primary process. I was a little embarrassed to see some people I respect openly endorse Santorum, who is hardly a “true” conservative with his embarrassing voting record. People might say, “don’t talk bad about other Republicans now because we need unity” — and I totally agree with that sentiment. I just don’t think anyone cares anything about Santorum at this point, and I think nearly everyone can see what a disaster that man would have been as the nominee.

bluegill on June 18, 2012 at 7:39 AM

cmsinaz on June 18, 2012 at 7:36 AM

They keep on trying to paint him as a wobotic, wadical, wepublican twaitah. Since he’s now GOP, he’s a sycophant of that evil Paul Ryan. Oh, and let’s cry some more about how partisan politics is and it’s all THEIR fault!

MJBrutus on June 18, 2012 at 7:40 AM

Mitt Romney is refusing to say that he would overturn President Barack Obama’s new policy allowing some young illegal immigrants to stay in the United States.

You know what? How about discussing the fact that this de facto amnesty is being pushed through by selective enforcement of the law (not even an Executive Order) before we start beating up on the Republican challenger to the filthy socialist in the White House who didn’t care about this at all until the latest set of polling numbers came in.

Happy Nomad on June 18, 2012 at 7:41 AM

If the snot-nosed comments by Mitt Supporters continue, there will be no party unity.

kingsjester on June 18, 2012 at 7:32 AM

You speak for no one but yourself.

Newsflash: we already have party unity. A slightly higher percentage of Republicans are for Romney than the percentage of Dems for Obama. So, why don’t you quit with your little scare tactic threats.

If people want to point out what a selfish little weasely snake the unelectable Rick Santorum is, then they are more than free and welcome to do so.

bluegill on June 18, 2012 at 7:43 AM

Happy Nomad on June 18, 2012 at 7:41 AM

Obama is desperately trying to make the election about something … ANYTHING … but his catastrophic record. From the “war on women” to the “war on gays” to the “war on Hispanics.” Mitt is too smart to allow the topic to be changed. Those who are complaining have never met a road apple they didn’t want to step in.

MJBrutus on June 18, 2012 at 7:44 AM

It matters not that time and time again Romney is pitch perfect . . .

petunia on June 18, 2012 at 7:06 AM

The Romney psychopants on this site differ greatly from the conservatives here. The Romney supporters do not celebrate conservative convictions and principles that one should inately have for public office if they want to represent the right side of the aisle. Instead, they celebrate political prowess. That is a huge disconnect because as we all know politicians have no conviction for the most part, and the worst of them actually mislead and lie (i.e., use their political prowess) to get elected. I’m sick of hearing how “smart” Romney is politically for obfuscating, parsing, ignoring, or hiding on important controversial topics. In my playbook, that makes him a weasel and certainly not something I would ever celebrate or respect. He may well win the presidency, but I do not have high regard for him.

KickandSwimMom on June 18, 2012 at 7:44 AM

bluegill on June 18, 2012 at 7:43 AM

“Be sure you’re right, and then go ahead.” – Will Rogers

kingsjester on June 18, 2012 at 7:45 AM

this Davis guy is ripping a new one into each and everyone of the msnbc pdsers.

i get the sense he don’t like mitt. i like Davis.

renalin on June 18, 2012 at 7:45 AM

KickandSwimMom on June 18, 2012 at 7:44 AM

Thank you, ma’am.

kingsjester on June 18, 2012 at 7:46 AM

I keep trying to tell hot air if youwant your reputation as a conservative site back you are going to have to get rid of the Romney hatred.

They offer absolutely no intelligent thoughts and think so highly of garbage politcions thattheir ignorance makes the site unbearable.

It matters not that time and time again Romney is pitch perfect…they pretend he said things he didn’t.

They are the same as the left and have no value because their world view is warped out of realty.

petunia on June 18, 2012 at 7:06 AM

Funny, most conservatives think that it’s Romney that needs to be more conservative, and we think we should keep the heat on.
This recent immigration issue is a perfect example, Romney will take the path of least resistance, which from his supporters is anything he wants to do…anything.
Romney is their prophet, and his supporters, ardent supporters, will do and support anything Romney….single payer, fine…replace ObamaCare with RomneyCare, fine, not change Obama immigration laws, fine, not attack Obama for not following the law, fine.

Our “warped out of reality” is defined by one of our standard bearers, President Reagan. He did not believe in expanding Government control over citizens…Romney supporters have not problem with that reality.

And yes, of course you think Romney is “pitch perfect”, he has never made an error, we imagined every thing he ever said that was not conservative, he never instituted RomneyCare, never supported abortion, never gave favors to his cronies like Bechtel, never appointed liberal judges, never was an independent, never stated he was not a conservative, never stated he was against Reagan’s policies…nawwww, Mitt is perfection, we imagined all of these things, we must erase it from your memory. And you will blindly follow and support him, that is your lot in life, he is your living prophet.

And those of use who do not blindly follow him;

…have no value because their world view is warped out of realty.

right2bright on June 18, 2012 at 7:48 AM

Oh, I see all the Mitt-wits have arrived. Reminds me of that song from Elvis with the line, “Only fools rush in . . . ” Unfortunately, I’ve got to go for my walk now so have fun Mitt-wits taking your turns insulting me. Hehehe

KickandSwimMom on June 18, 2012 at 7:49 AM

“This is obviously a way to divert attention from very bad news the president has had for three or four weeks,” McCain said. “That’s very clear.”…

“I don’t think a Mitt Romney as president of the United States would say, ‘we’re not going to enforce existing laws,’” he added. “That’s the first time I’ve ever heard of a president doing that. It may have happened, but certainly not in this fashion.”

Senator McCain’s analysis was spot-on until that last sentence.
The Obama Administration also openly refused to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, for much the same reason: to appease a criminal element in our country.

itsnotaboutme on June 18, 2012 at 7:49 AM

In my playbook, that makes him a weasel and certainly not something I would ever celebrate or respect. He may well win the presidency, but I do not have high regard for him.

KickandSwimMom on June 18, 2012 at 7:44 AM

Then cast your vote for Obama and STFU.

Happy Nomad on June 18, 2012 at 7:51 AM

KickandSwimMom on June 18, 2012 at 7:49 AM

Nice of you to rush in.

Being kicked so many times is bound to have such an effect.

itsnotaboutme on June 18, 2012 at 7:51 AM

KickandSwimMom on June 18, 2012 at 7:44 AM

I think you’re completely wrong, KickSwim.

The Romney supporters (i.e., nearly all conservatives, many independents and even the smart Dems) are the ones who know that Obama must be defeated by our electing Romney. People who truly care about conservative causes know that Obama must go.

I realize that you supported other candidate(s) during the primary process, but it’s probably time for you to let it go.

bluegill on June 18, 2012 at 7:52 AM

If the snot-nosed comments by Mitt Supporters continue, there will be no party unity.

Mitt is not a Conservative, although, he is influenced by those he is around. Per Gallup, Conservatism is still the number one political ideology in the country, at 40%. Romney needs those votes in order to win. Believe it or not, there is a lot more to this nation than just the NE version of “Conservatism”.

Please review Romney’s record of governance and ideological stances.

Glass houses, etc.

kingsjester on June 18, 2012 at 7:32 AM

Those 40% self-identified conservatives might not all be working from the same definition you or I are. Something to keep in mind.

Foxhound on June 18, 2012 at 7:52 AM

Then cast your vote for Obama and STFU.

Happy Nomad on June 18, 2012 at 7:51 AM

Geez, not much “happy” in your moniker is there. Lol.

KickandSwimMom on June 18, 2012 at 7:52 AM

I realize that you supported other candidate(s) during the primary process, but it’s probably time for you to let it go.

bluegill on June 18, 2012 at 7:52 AM

some would too. unfortunately mitt keeps sticking his foot in his mouth. he’s come out for single payer and open borders. whats next?

renalin on June 18, 2012 at 7:57 AM

bluegill on June 18, 2012 at 7:52 AM

Whoa. You guys started the insults and snobbery. Don’t blame your stone-nose behavior on Conservatives.

Political track records don’t lie. Everyone in the Heartland of America yesterday was wondering why Romney did not take a stand.

kingsjester on June 18, 2012 at 7:57 AM

Those 40% self-identified conservatives might not all be working from the same definition you or I are. Something to keep in mind.

Foxhound on June 18, 2012 at 7:52 AM

Yeah, and I think the attractiveness of the term “liberal” has taken quite a hit over the last few decades, so a lot of people who might in fact be liberal instead choose to eschew that label in favor of something less offputting (so, like you said, you can’t always trust the self-applied political labels). Still, I agree that, on average, the country is slightly to the right, at least it appears that way when you look at national polls measuring opinions on various issues.

bluegill on June 18, 2012 at 8:02 AM

Everyone in the Heartland of America yesterday was wondering[...]

kingsjester on June 18, 2012 at 7:57 AM

You’re neither the spokesperson nor mindreader for “everyone” so quit pretending like you’re some all-knowing representative of “real” Americans. You’re just a single person who can’t let go of his childish animosity towards a fine man who is doing everything in his power to unseat Obama.

bluegill on June 18, 2012 at 8:06 AM

we are all on the same page here….OBAMA MUST GO…

cmsinaz on June 18, 2012 at 8:06 AM

unfortunately mitt keeps sticking his foot in his mouth. he’s come out for single payer and open borders. whats next?

renalin on June 18, 2012 at 7:57 AM

More flat-out lies from the Obama supporter Renalin.

You know, I’m glad the anti-Mitt, Obama-supporting faction is represented on here by the likes of renalin and kingjester. It would be bad if the people attacking Mitt actually sounded well-informed or intelligent. Perhaps renalin and company are performing a service for those who want Obama defeated… they are showing how pathetic and clueless the small numbers of Romney-bashers really are.

bluegill on June 18, 2012 at 8:16 AM

Wow, who dug up the rotting fish this early in the morning’s ……..

angrymike on June 18, 2012 at 8:20 AM

Kingsjester
The ONLY way to clean up this site is to get BOTH the paid Rmoney™ and Obie shills off here…..

angrymike on June 18, 2012 at 8:23 AM

bluegill on June 18, 2012 at 8:16 AM

if mitt was really severely conservative his 2 responses yesterday would have been

1. repeal obamacare and as president would allow insurance companies to go across state lines.

2. the only long term solution to immigration is to secure our borders.

i didn’t hear that. what did you hear?

renalin on June 18, 2012 at 8:27 AM

1986 Immigration “reform” with a porous southern border….

another Reagan mistake that had a decades long price tag, and we’re still not finished paying.

PappyD61 on June 18, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Then cast your vote for Obama and STFU.

Happy Nomad on June 18, 2012 at 7:51 AM

As my mom used to say, “Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face.”

Fallon on June 18, 2012 at 8:31 AM

As my mom used to say, “Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face.”

Fallon on June 18, 2012 at 8:31 AM

Well, an individual who calls Romney a weasel they can never respect might as well support Obama. This is a serious election, I’m not going to silently co-exist with such idiots. If they don’t like Romney, they do have another choice.

Happy Nomad on June 18, 2012 at 8:37 AM

“I can’t have illegals mowing my lawn.. I’m running for President!”
— Mitt Romney BEFORE he had the nomination

stenwin77 on June 18, 2012 at 8:38 AM

Mike,

You’re right.

kingsjester on June 18, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Happy Nomad on June 18, 2012 at 8:37 AM

I never said I was not going to hold my nose and vote for the Massachsetts Moderate, because he is all we have. However, my point is, his “supporters” need to quit insulting the largest political ideology in the country.

kingsjester on June 18, 2012 at 8:45 AM

I’m not going to silently co-exist with such idiots. If they don’t like Romney, they do have another choice.

Happy Nomad on June 18, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Put on some big boy pants and stop pushing people away, even if you feel that they have insulted or offended you or Romney. It would be wise to learn the lessons of How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.

This is a “serious” election. Romney needs every vote, even if it means his supporters need to swallow their pride, be less thin-skinned and more conciliatory to others.

Fallon on June 18, 2012 at 8:51 AM

if mitt was really severely conservative his 2 responses yesterday would have been

1. repeal obamacare and as president would allow insurance companies to go across state lines.

2. the only long term solution to immigration is to secure our borders.

i didn’t hear that. what did you hear?

renalin on June 18, 2012 at 8:27 AM

He said, “First of all, we have to secure the border.”

There was no detailed discussion of health care in yesterday’s interview, but, in the past, he’s advocated for allowing insurance companies to cross state lines. And of course he also committed to repealing PPACA.

I’d suggest that you listen to what he says, rather than what others say he said.

Syzygy on June 18, 2012 at 8:51 AM

bluegill on June 18, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Just telling you what I heard in church and out in public yesterday.

kingsjester on June 18, 2012 at 8:51 AM

“Say a Republican were to follow this strategy after regaining the White House in January of 2013 and the Supreme Court upholds the health care bill, and Romney can’t repeal it because the Democrats in the Senate filibuster it, he could basically repeal it through non-enforcement,” said Eastman.

Two wrongs don’t make a right, either. It’s the governing thru EO fiat that rubs everyone the wrong way. Selective enforcement of laws is also wrong. The Constitution doesn’t allow for either.
Mitt’s doin’ fine. He’s not allowing Oblamo’s sinking ship of a campaign to direct his comments or the lsm to get him to answer leading questions their way.

Kissmygrits on June 18, 2012 at 8:57 AM

You Romneybots crapped this mess. Now you’re going to have to smell it, bury it, or eat it.

SurferDoc on June 18, 2012 at 9:02 AM

Syzygy on June 18, 2012 at 8:51 AM

i know where romneys heart is. its on the left. so its easy to read the stitches on his fastballs. he sounds just like bush2. all hat and no cattle.

renalin on June 18, 2012 at 9:05 AM

At least seven people were killed and 35 were injured (in Chicago) since Friday night. The youngest victim was a 16-year-old girl who died after she was shot three times in the chest Saturday evening in the Englewood neighborhood.

Fallon on June 18, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Yesterday, Rasmussen was late with its daily presidential tracking poll (usually updates at 9:30 a.m. each day). I was curious to see it b/c it would include one full day of polling since Barack’s big announcement. Well, in looking at it today (yesterday’s numbers finally up), it looks like Barack fell 1 point in his match-up against Romney (was 47-45 on Saturday; fell to 47-44 Sunday), and dropped 3 points in approval (from -16 to -19 between approve/disapprove). It’ll be interesting to see what today’s numbers show. If Barack doesn’t get the bounce he expects from this stroke of “bold leadership.” what the hell will he do next?!!

Rational Thought on June 18, 2012 at 9:15 AM

This is a “serious” election. Romney needs every vote, even if it means his supporters need to swallow their pride, be less thin-skinned and more conciliatory to others.

Fallon on June 18, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Oh! I get it. Idiots like you need your ego stroked and you aren’t above the threat of not voting for Romeny to get the attention you didn’t get from your parents or spouse of whoever. I’m not going to do it. Vote for Romney or not, I’m not going to make you feel special.

Happy Nomad on June 18, 2012 at 9:16 AM

And you still haven’t answered my question.

I’ll simply assume that you are working for the Romney campaign.

You’re so annoying that I might decide to turn against Romney on here.

blink on June 18, 2012 at 1:48 AM

joana is motivating me to stay home on election day…

OmahaConservative on June 18, 2012 at 1:50 AM

Which is exactly what joana, a moby troll employed by the DNC or OFA, is being paid to accomplish.

Flora Duh on June 18, 2012 at 9:16 AM

“I can’t have illegals mowing my lawn.. I’m running for President!”
— Mitt Romney BEFORE he had the nomination

stenwin77 on June 18, 2012 at 8:38 AM

Stop the lies. It was employees of the company Romney hired to do lawn service. It wasn’t like he knowingly hired illegals.

Happy Nomad on June 18, 2012 at 9:18 AM

If Barack doesn’t get the bounce he expects from this stroke of “bold leadership.” what the hell will he do next?!!

Rational Thought on June 18, 2012 at 9:15 AM

Since he knows the legislation would never make it through the House, he’ll issue an executive order forgiving student loan debts.

Flora Duh on June 18, 2012 at 9:20 AM

People who truly care about conservative causes know that Obama must go.

I realize that you supported other candidate(s) during the primary process, but it’s probably time for you to let it go.

bluegill on June 18, 2012 at 7:52 AM

You are confused…just because we want Obama gone doesn’t mean you accept whatever his opponent proposes.

You think if we want Romney to move to the right, we want Obama to win? Good grief.

You Mitt supporters are missing the point, we can defeat Obama, and have a conservative President…but you don’t care, all you want is Obama defeated, not realizing that just defeating him isn’t enough, we have to defeat him, and change the course of the Governement.

But you are others consistent support of Mitt, no matter what he says, allows him to be as liberal as he wants, and signals to him he doesn’t have to take the “hard road”, but can take the easy, “whatever works” road, including just modifying ObamaCare, not seriously taking on the border/immigratin issue.

But that is your lot in life, you are born to be led by whomever you choose to be your messiah…no different than the ones who were led by their messiah just 3 years ago.

Whatever Obama said was “good”, and with you whatever Mitt says is “good”.

So it is with people who don’t want to make a decision, but have somene make the decision for them…a better trade, a Republican messiah for a democrat messiah…conservatives, we don’t need a messiah, a prophet, we want a leader.

It’s just a difference in style…we don’t accept everything given to us just because we have a chance to win…we want our country to return to it’s more conservative roots. You don’t.

And we will continue to fight for conservative values, even it if means (gasp) that Mitt could be wrong or weak in some areas.

In any other country, you would be calling for my death…

right2bright on June 18, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Since he knows the legislation would never make it through the House, he’ll issue an executive order forgiving student loan debts.

Flora Duh on June 18, 2012 at 9:20 AM

On Friday, Rush was predicting that over the summer we’ll see both the forgiving of student loan debts and “mortgage relief.” Depending how those work out, sometime in October we’ll see the legalization of pot to draw the Ron Paul morons onto Team Obama since that is the only thing Paul supporters really care about.

Happy Nomad on June 18, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Heh. Did you see what she wrote on the Washington’s Birthday post back in February?

“I’m not sure how so many so-called conservatives on Hot Air can be honoring a man that was obviously so incredibly disastrous. George Washington almost ruined this country. His continued influence is dangerously poisonous.

Thank goodness we can all look forward to Mitt Romney. His comments this morning at Independence Hall outline ideals that will drive American forward into the next century. ” – joana, Feb 22

blink on June 18, 2012 at 2:18 AM

So she thinks the “Father of our Country” was “incredibly disastrous”, says that George W. Bush was “just as much a socialist” as the boy king is, calls Limbaugh a “drug addled crazy,” yet claims she’s the most conservative commenter on Hot Air.

Ooooookay.

Flora Duh on June 18, 2012 at 9:38 AM

right2bright on June 18, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Park the high horse around back. You accuse people of blindly following Mitt, but you blindly follow whatever your masters tell you is “conservative” as the fool proof panacea to all of life’s problems. Most of us who support Mitt have come to that conclusion after examining what his abilities are and what his plans are. He doesn’t fit precisely in to the box that you construct for yourself so you have made him your enemy.

MJBrutus on June 18, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Which is exactly what joana, a moby troll employed by the DNC or OFA, is being paid to accomplish.

Flora Duh on June 18, 2012 at 9:16 AM

Exactly!

There are alot of ROmbots I don’t like, however I would NEVER let any supporter of any candidate influence how I vote or if I get involved to support someone.

You have to think for yourself.

LevinFan on June 18, 2012 at 9:43 AM

If the snot-nosed comments by Mitt Supporters continue, there will be no party unity.

kingsjester on June 18, 2012 at 7:32 AM

You speak for no one but yourself.

Newsflash: we already have party unity. A slightly higher percentage of Republicans are for Romney than the percentage of Dems for Obama. So, why don’t you quit with your little scare tactic threats.

If people want to point out what a selfish little weasely snake the unelectable Rick Santorum is, then they are more than free and welcome to do so.

bluegill on June 18, 2012 at 7:43 AM

Go back to Page 4 thru 6 and check out the conversation I had with a Paul-Istinian called ThePrimordialOrderedPair before making such statements.

jaydee_007 on June 18, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Oh! I get it.

Happy Nomad on June 18, 2012 at 9:16 AM

You are either cleverly working against Romney under the guise of a supporter, or you really don’t get it.

Fallon on June 18, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Political track records don’t lie. Everyone in the Heartland of America yesterday was wondering why Romney did not take a stand.

kingsjester on June 18, 2012 at 7:57 AM

Explain to them that it is a trap being set by the DumbNC. Team SuperMitt responded exactly the way they should have. This is a no win argument with a now win solution at this point for long term illegals – IN ANY ELECTION YEAR. Who’s going to applaud splitting up or shipping families back to Mexico after they have been here for some years ? Ask your church goers in the heartland, Is that really what Jesus would want ? Mass deportation ain’t gonna happen – ever. The illegals that have been here for a while- unless they commit a serious crime- aren’t going anywhere.

The focus should be on border containment now to stop the flow of illegals of the future. Taking the focus off an inept president at this point is stupid.
Think contraception.

FlaMurph on June 18, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Ah, the stench of rotting fish, no one likes it.

Bmore on June 18, 2012 at 11:21 AM

we are all on the same page here….OBAMA MUST GO…

cmsinaz on June 18, 2012 at 8:06 AM

lol I have to ask you, what website are you talking about? Surely, it’s not HA! :)

Bizarro No. 1 on June 18, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Reading some of the insults on Page 9 of this thread is bringing back entertaining memories of self-righteous, ludicrous, disconnected-from-reality attacks many True Conservatives™ made against people who, unlike them, imperviously resisted Christine O’Donnell’s spellcasting, True Conservatives™ who, funnily enough, themselves later turned on Christine but only after they saw her imbecilically try to ride on Sarah Palin’s coattails in IA.

Did these True Conservatives™ bail on the flaky O’Donnell mainly because Palin is the person who is their topmost object of devotion, surpassing even Jesus for them?! I say, “Yeah!!!” to that! :)

PS if any True Conservatives™ believes I’m mischaracterizing their devotion to SP as being greater than their devotion to Jesus, I say, your intolerance for dissent and your manners suggest otherwise! :)

Bizarro No. 1 on June 18, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Rhinos™ and Moderates™ rejoice, their savior Rmoney™, safely has the reigns. He is truly the second coming. Or is it second tier? We still don’t know. Unforced errors keep us guessing on his real identity.

Bmore on June 18, 2012 at 11:51 AM

True Conservatives™

Bizarro No. 1 on June 18, 2012 at 11:43 AM

The fast and easy way to determine if a post is not worth reading: usage of this tiresome, empty epithet that serves only to show that the poster is, in fact, insecure about their conservative principles.

MadisonConservative on June 18, 2012 at 11:56 AM

The fast and easy way to determine if a post is not worth reading: usage of this tiresome, empty epithet that serves only to show that the poster is, in fact, insecure about their conservative principles.

MadisonConservative on June 18, 2012 at 11:56 AM

lol and you and your bipolarity and your crankiness and your very limited sense of humor are side-splittingly hilarious!!! :)

Bizarro No. 1 on June 18, 2012 at 12:21 PM

kingsjester on June 18, 2012 at 7:32 AM

Do I ever agree.

KickandSwimMom on June 18, 2012 at 7:44 AM

That was incredibly well said!

right2bright on June 18, 2012 at 7:48 AM

Ditto

right2bright on June 18, 2012 at 9:23 AM

and ditto.

MadisonConservative on June 18, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Exactly.

INC on June 18, 2012 at 12:24 PM

888

Bmore on June 18, 2012 at 12:29 PM

It was interesting that Joana refused to answer Blink’s question.

I think it’s feasible that she works for Romney even if she did call GWB a socialist, but whether Joana works for Romney or the Left, I have to think she’s from the Northeast. While I’m from FL, I had an uncle who lived in Manhattan almost his entire adult life; I’ve lived in the metro NYC area and in New England, and I’ve seen some of that better than you attitude.

INC on June 18, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Hey, Bmore, did you start a blog? Do you remember that conversation we had a while back on a dead thread about it?

INC on June 18, 2012 at 12:33 PM

The fast and easy way to determine if a post is not worth reading: usage of this tiresome, empty epithet that serves only to show that the poster is, in fact, insecure about their conservative principles.

MadisonConservative on June 18, 2012 at 11:56 AM

My, my, my, how short some people’s memories are!

So, you do not remember in 2010 when people like you, me, MJ Brutus, and Good Lt stood together and took a lot of laughable flak for not being enamored of Miss OD like the hypocritical, bad-humored, cultish, intolerant, RINO-hunting True Conservatives™ were? You do not remember that you did not consider myself or yourself to be insecure about our Conservative principles then, when our message was no different than mine is in this thread right now? Well, whether or not you remember those things, I do! :)

Have you figured out why I brought up “bipolarity” in regards to you and your vulgar, cranky self yet? ROFL!

Bizarro No. 1 on June 18, 2012 at 12:51 PM

What’s the point you’re trying to make about Christine O’Donnell?

Are you definitively claiming that it’s good for this country to have tax-and-spend republicans in congress?

blink on June 18, 2012 at 12:29 PM

No, no, no, I’d hope you’d know by know that I am very big on fiscal responsibility!

To answer your question about Christine, I’ll give some examples of what I was getting at: I don’t like Ron Paul on a personal level – Paulbots chalk that up completely to ideology, not considering that there may be other issues for my dislike of him; I didn’t like Christine O’Donnell – True Conservatives™ said it was because I was a sexist and/or a RINO who loves big government; I didn’t like Rick Perry – PerryKrishnas said it was because I was prejudiced against him and/or because I wasn’t a real Conservative. I’m not in love with Sarah Palin – like O’Donnell fanatics, Palinistas understand that that must be because I am a sexist who loves big government, or something. I don’t agree with ABRers who say that he is a socialist who’s no better than 0bamessiah when it comes to statism – to them it means I must be a pseudo-Conservative Mormon who doesn’t care about the future of the US. See a pattern there?

My point about Christine was that I get tired of the knee-jerk, nonsensical, stupid personal inferences people make about others based only upon who they do/don’t support.

I don’t form negative opinions at all about people because of whichever politicians happen to get them excited, including 0bamessiah even – if the people I’ve been criticizing here were consistent, they would extend to me and others like me the same courtesy they expect us to give them, and we wouldn’t have to suffer through all of this ridiculous infighting!

Bizarro No. 1 on June 18, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Objectively, the worst offenders are the radical Romney supporters.

blink on June 18, 2012 at 1:53 PM

I disagree with that assertion – I’ve found Perry’s, Paul’s, and Palin’s radical supporters to have been the most intolerant/intolerable, albeit in a different way when it comes to Paul’s, of all of the GOP candidates’/potential candidates’ radical supporters.

Of course, those radical supporters will disagree with & more than likely insult me in some manner for our difference of opinion, not understanding nor caring about the basis of my perception as they fail to apprehend the irony/humor behind their insults! :)

Bizarro No. 1 on June 18, 2012 at 2:18 PM

blink on June 18, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Your broad-brush mischaracterization of Romney is the root of your illogic. Forget about holding up a cardboard cutout of your ideal conservative and learn to prioritize. This nation is dying because of our irresponsible fiscal mess. We are going the way of Greece. Stop pretending that Mitt will not reverse that course just because he utters some heresy on the social issue of your choice.

- Mitt will cut and simplify our tax code for individuals and corporations.
- Mitt will implement Medicare reform along the lines Ryan-Wyden as well as SS reform by raising the benefits age and indexing the increases to inflation.
- Mitt will reduce Fed spending along the lines of Ryan’s budget

Stop pretending that our party nominee is something that he is not.

MJBrutus on June 18, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Park the high horse around back. You accuse people of blindly following Mitt, but you blindly follow whatever your masters tell you is “conservative” as the fool proof panacea to all of life’s problems. Most of us who support Mitt have come to that conclusion after examining what his abilities are and what his plans are. He doesn’t fit precisely in to the box that you construct for yourself so you have made him your enemy.

MJBrutus on June 18, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Yeah, you are real brilliant…seeing as the last 4 years I have been promoting Mitt as a great VP or high ranking cabinet member, I just don’t think he is conservative enough for me…for you, anything he says is good enough.
So tell me, mr. brilliant, who has told me whom to vote for, and whom have I supported???
Let me answer you…most every candidate of the Republicans were more than qualified, and I chose the ones that were more conservative…what a shocka!!

You like Rino’s, I like conservatives…the difference is, I also picked apart the conservatives and wanted them to be even better…you on the other hand, feel Mitt is perfection.

I think that alone disqualifies you from being rational…thinking a politician is perfect.

right2bright on June 18, 2012 at 5:09 PM

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