Palin snubbed by GOP convention?

posted at 10:01 am on July 16, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

So says Newsweek, and apparently Sarah Palin.  Six weeks out from the Republican convention in Tampa, Palin has yet to get an invite to the big show.  According to Newsweek’s Peter J. Boyer, Tea Party activists are furious over the snub … although there seems to scant evidence of that in the article itself:

Palin would certainly light up the base at the convention—her 2008 vice-presidential acceptance speech was, in terms of partisan enthusiasm, the high-water mark of the McCain campaign—but a jolt of Palin at Romney’s convention seems most unlikely. The Romney campaign prides itself on a slavish adherence to script, and Palin cannot be trusted to avoid the impulse to go rogue. That is why, perhaps, the Romney campaign has not asked Palin to speak at the convention nor contacted her about even attending the party’s marquee event in Tampa. Queries to the Romney camp about any possible Palin role at the convention meet with a stony silence. Palin does not seem surprised. “What can I say?” she responded in an email from Alaska, when asked by Newsweek about the convention, just before heading to Michigan to deliver an Obama-thumping speech. “I’m sure I’m not the only one accepting consequences for calling out both sides of the aisle for spending too much money, putting us on the road to bankruptcy, and engaging in crony capitalism.”

“In accepting those consequences,” she added, “one must remember this isn’t Sadie Hawkins and you don’t invite yourself and a date to the Big Dance.” …

“Romney’s just not a fighter,” says Jenny Beth Martin, head of the Tea Party Patriots, the largest of the activist groups. “That’s why it would be good for him to have someone like Palin speaking at the convention. He needs to do something to rile up his base, to make them enthusiastic. And I don’t mean just the Tea Party. I mean die-hard Republicans. I live in the second-most-Republican county in the state of Georgia, and the folks around here are not enthusiastic about him.”

The lead-in splash at the top of the web page says, “The Tea Party is livid” over a lack of an invitation (see update), but has anyone heard this?  We’re at least in contact with a number of Tea Party organizations, and to my knowledge none of us has heard that Palin won’t get an invitation to speak, nor of anger over a lack of an invitation to this point.  In fact, I’m not sure we know of anyone who has been inked into a specific speaking slot, including some of the actual presidential contenders from this cycle.

The quote from Martin is the only one Boyer provides from any grassroots leaders, by name or anonymously, and it doesn’t seem very “livid” to me.   Most of Boyers’ assessment of Tea Party activists come from a rehash of commentary and reaction to Romney during the nomination fight.  The Romney camp apparently declined to respond to Boyers (with one exception, to which I’ll return momentarily), and they declined to respond to me when I asked them about this article today, preferring to focus on their new strategy to attack Obama over his crony capitalism.

After reading the article, there doesn’t appear to be much in which to respond, frankly, except one point.  The article seems to be pretty heavy on sourcing from Palin’s camp, and very little from Tea Party activists. In fact, it seems very heavily sourced from Palin herself.  The one comment made by “one adviser associated with the campaign” was that they thought Palin’s contract with Fox would preclude her from speaking at the convention, which Palin refutes herself on the record (and Fox concurs).  It looks like a shot across the bow, leveraged through Boyers with some very weak Tea-Party-is-angry dressing, aimed at Team Romney to give Palin a platform in August.  We’ll see if the message is received, and what the response will be.

Update: The “livid” part came from the “dek” that gets added by editors, not by the reporter.  If you put that expectation aside, the article is actually pretty straightforward.  Also, be sure to read what Herman Cain has to say about Tea Party temperament, which is — to no one’s great surprise — skeptical but open to convincing.


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Bmore on July 16, 2012 at 10:23 PM

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May she continue to cut Obama off at the knees.

Cindy Munford on July 16, 2012 at 10:24 PM

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For any Secret Service personnel monitoring this blog, Cindy’ didn’t mean that literally.

listens2glenn on July 16, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Me

SparkPlug on July 16, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Ok. Maybe Buddy Rich but I don’t follow much jazz.

gh on July 16, 2012 at 10:00 PM

lol

Buddy, like Ian, was great, too! There are many more than those 2, of course.

The best rock drumming I’ve heard is on the first two “Yesterday & Today” albums (who then changed their name to Y & T, and their style as well, for the worse, imo) by Leonard Haze [R.I.P, also], known as “Thunderfoot” and “the American John Bonham” – his polyrhythmic timing on those albums, and his creativity/uniqueness, speed, and heaviness were unreal!

Bizarro No. 1 on July 16, 2012 at 10:29 PM

AWRIGHT ! ! !

I got “Bishop” on page 17!
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What do I win?

listens2glenn on July 16, 2012 at 10:29 PM

The person who is able to garner the support necessary to reduce the size of government is not someone who projects as a hard a$$ conservative but someone who projects as a moderate.

Basilsbest on July 16, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Demonstrably untrue, since the only president who ever came close to reducing the size of government was Reagan, and he projected as a movement conservative.

What moderate would you cite as someone who reduced the size of government?

J.E. Dyer on July 16, 2012 at 9:05 PM

You are, as usual, wrong. Reagan revived the economy but he did not reduce the size of government. In fact, he significantly increased the debt.

Basilsbest on July 16, 2012 at 10:32 PM

You are, as usual, wrong. Reagan revived the economy but he did not reduce the size of government. In fact, he significantly increased the debt.

Basilsbest on July 16, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Reagan could not have increased the debt, as he was beholden to a Democratic congress who controlled the purse strings at the time. He no more gets the blame than Bill Clinton should get credit for the supposed “surplus” generated by a Republican congress.

gryphon202 on July 16, 2012 at 10:34 PM

What the hell is Romney thinking??

Treating Obama like some deity (meekly asking for an apology after being called a felon), while traeting conservatives like trash.

No wonder his campaign is floundering in the polls.

Norwegian on July 16, 2012 at 10:34 PM

gryphon202 on July 16, 2012 at 10:27 PM

No we both know what conservatism is!..Lest you forget..I am not a Mittbot..I don’t think he is a true conservative!..But he is the GOP nominee who I will vote for (as will you)..I am for unity of the GOP and getting rid of Obie!..:)

PS..There were conservatives that ran imho!..:)

Dire Straits on July 16, 2012 at 10:36 PM

J.E. Dyer on July 16, 2012 at 9:05 PM

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You are, as usual, wrong. Reagan revived the economy but he did not reduce the size of government. In fact, he significantly increased the debt.

Basilsbest on July 16, 2012 at 10:32 PM

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He came the closest.

And it would have been closer yet, except for “Tip” O’Neill, and the “Imperial” Senate.

listens2glenn on July 16, 2012 at 10:36 PM

What the hell is Romney thinking??

Treating Obama like some deity (meekly asking for an apology after being called a felon), while traeting conservatives like trash.

No wonder his campaign is floundering in the polls.

Norwegian on July 16, 2012 at 10:34 PM

When and where did Romney treat conservatives like trash?

alchemist19 on July 16, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Remember, kiddies…Reagan united the party.

kingsjester on July 16, 2012 at 10:40 PM

No we both know what conservatism is!..Lest you forget..I am not a Mittbot..I don’t think he is a true conservative!..But he is the GOP nominee who I will vote for (as will you)..I am for unity of the GOP and getting rid of Obie!..:)

PS..There were conservatives that ran imho!..:)

Dire Straits on July 16, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Perhaps we are not as distant in our disagreement as I once thought. That being the case, conservatism is a spectrum. I recognize there are few absolutes, but there was really only one conservative I would have fully trusted last year and she decided not to run.

gryphon202 on July 16, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Bizarro No. 1 on July 16, 2012 at 10:29 PM

I think Paice is better than Bonham. His technique is flawless (as you can see on youtube — there are videos of some of his clinics up) but I was originally impressed by his fills both live and on the albums. There is never any dead air on the Mk2 Deep Purple stuff.

gh on July 16, 2012 at 10:46 PM

When and where did Romney treat conservatives like trash?

alchemist19 on July 16, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Did you miss the debates? How about the Big Lie that Romney IS a Conservative?

Perhaps the biggest insult is this:

Mitt Romney: Individual Mandate ‘Fundamentally a Conservative Principle’

Now you tell us. Since when was ANY Big Government MANDATE Conservative in principle? Where are the freedoms in a Big government MANDATE?

Liberalism remains the biggest insult to Conservative values, and everyone that knows Romney’s political history knows he is as liberal as 0bama.

DannoJyd on July 16, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Four years later, being passed over for Sarah Palin may work in Mr. Pawlenty’s favor. “In a lot of ways, he’s the anti-Palin,” said Steve Schmidt, a strategist to Mr. McCain who expressed regret for her selection.

“Here’s a guy who is prepared to be president on Day 1. In any normal year, he would have been the pick.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/16/us/politics/pawlenty-looked-at-as-romney-running-mate.html?_r=1

PappyD61 on July 16, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Wasn’t going to comment on any of the catty remarks and idiots who have attention spans of gnats saying “what has she done for us lately” (uh how about stumping for some of the more recent primaries/elections SUCCESSFULLY??), but this one takes the cake.

You really want to quote Steve Schmidt as some kind of knowledgeable guru? Really? Seriously??

Steve Schmidt? I wouldn’t trust the man to go to the corner store to buy me a pop.

What a totally idiotic post. You really seem to have some issue with Palin that leaves you with no brain and -100 on the IQ scale.

Steve Schmidt. SMH.

kim roy on July 16, 2012 at 10:52 PM

May she continue to cut Obama off at the knees.

Cindy Munford on July 16, 2012 at 10:24 PM

She has no trouble going toe to toe with 0. Its good we have someone on our side that will. I say keep her, promote her, and speak her!

Bmore on July 16, 2012 at 10:55 PM

You are, as usual, wrong. Reagan revived the economy but he did not reduce the size of government. In fact, he significantly increased the debt.

Basilsbest on July 16, 2012 at 10:32 PM

You did not answer the good ladies question. She has you beat.

Bmore on July 16, 2012 at 10:56 PM

On these threads I always wonder who is a paid Mitt staff or college volunteer.

INC on July 16, 2012 at 10:57 PM

On these threads I always wonder who is a paid Mitt staff DNC hack or college BHO re-elect volunteer.

INC on July 16, 2012 at 10:57 PM

FIFY.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on July 16, 2012 at 11:01 PM

On these threads I always wonder who is a paid Mitt staff or college volunteer.

INC on July 16, 2012 at 10:57 PM

If they’re just Mittfans, they’re probably college volunteers.

If they virulently hate Palin, they’re staffers.

trigon on July 16, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on July 16, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Well, I was going to give the Mitt apologists the benefit of the doubt.

INC on July 16, 2012 at 11:03 PM

trigon on July 16, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Those are good markers.

INC on July 16, 2012 at 11:04 PM

J.E. Dyer on July 16, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Can’t believe your comment is getting kudos. Love is blind I guess.

The convention would be better with Palin as a speaker. She’s a big name and an invariable draw. Romney makes a statement if he doesn’t include her, and he knows that. It’s tin-eared to ignore her, but Romney unquestionably has a tin ear.

Yes, the convention would be better if Palin was a speaker but whose fault is it if she isn’t invited? Romney has been nothing but gracious to her, while she’s been kneecapping him from the start, culminating at CPAC and during her “Let’s have a brokered convention so you can choose me!” routine. So – maybe he doesn’t like to grovel. I like that in a leader.

People who are pinning their hopes on Romney are on the wrong track. He’ll be useful if he stops doing what Obama has been doing, but he’s not a conservative interested in liberty, the Constitution, or rolling back government on principle. He is a political fighter who wants to have it all his way. You ain’t gonna like his way. It just won’t be as bad as Obama’s way.

What the hell are you basing this on? He is known for his leadership skills which rely on a collaborative approach, not a my way or the highway technique. Sounds like projection from Camp Palin.

Buy Danish on July 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM

I always figured Bradky for an Obama poster.

But, tonight, he totaled up who posted on the thread. That means he can count.

A good theory blown.

trigon on July 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Romney is no dummy – he knows that he must reach out to Sarah and find a way to work with her – Romney needs her and her supporters – but HE is going to have to put out the effort.

Pork-Chop on July 16, 2012 at 11:06 PM

So – maybe he doesn’t like to grovel. I like that in a leader.

Buy Danish on July 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Well done. It’s quite an accomplishment to win a thread with 1600+ comments in it, even if a significant portion of them are inane babble.

alchemist19 on July 16, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Pork-Chop on July 16, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Just remember..It is a two way street!..:)

Dire Straits on July 16, 2012 at 11:14 PM

WOW! Have we missed Sarah or what? 1,600 plus comments. Some love her
( like me) some despise her. Some think she is irrelevant. When she speaks, people listen. And comment.
Her message of smaller government, individual liberty and exposing corruption speaks to many of us, and scares the elite of both parties.
Keep talking Sarah. We’re still paying attention!

tj4osu on July 16, 2012 at 11:15 PM

On these threads I always wonder who is a paid Mitt staff or college volunteer.

INC on July 16, 2012 at 10:57 PM

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A true liberal commie would first be concerned whether or not the women’s are getting paid as much as men with these threads payments – not whom.

FlaMurph on July 16, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Romney is no dummy – he knows that he must reach out to Sarah and find a way to work with her – Romney needs her and her supporters – but HE is going to have to put out the effort.

Pork-Chop on July 16, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Excuse me, but isn’t this topic PROOF that Romney will not reach out to Sarah or her supporters? Also, he and the GOP certainly just stuck it to the Ron Paul supporters in a typical commie styled manner when they changed the rules to keep his delegates out of the convention.

You may be right that he is no dummy, but he certainly could be as arrogant and narcissistic as 0bama. Just watch for his next Etch-A-Sketch moment and that will be clear enough.

DannoJyd on July 16, 2012 at 11:18 PM

A true liberal commie would first be concerned whether or not the women’s are getting paid as much as men with these threads payments – not whom.

FlaMurph on July 16, 2012 at 11:15 PM

LOL. That never occurred to me.

INC on July 16, 2012 at 11:19 PM

A true liberal commie would first be concerned whether or not the women’s are getting paid as much as men with these threads payments – not whom.

FlaMurph on July 16, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Is that a fact?

DannoJyd on July 16, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Well done. It’s quite an accomplishment to win a thread with 1600+ comments in it, even if a significant portion of them are inane babble.

alchemist19 on July 16, 2012 at 11:13 PM

:)

And with that I must sign off.

Buy Danish on July 16, 2012 at 11:25 PM

“Stand your ground and others will stand with you. Courage inspires, and victory begets victory. So let’s be bold and courageous.

We will defeat that Goliath of the old media that still seeks to decieve this most exceptional nation. So don’t retreat — reload and re-fight.

So this is the person the WillardBots love to hate? I guess their jealousy has gone viral.

DannoJyd on July 16, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Well done. It’s quite an accomplishment to win a thread with 1600+ comments in it, even if a significant portion of them are inane babble.

alchemist19 on July 16, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Is there such a thing as non inane babble?

Bmore on July 16, 2012 at 11:29 PM

What the hell are you basing this on? He is known for his leadership skills which rely on a collaborative approach, not a my way or the highway technique. Sounds like projection from Camp Palin.

Buy Danish on July 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM

What catalogue of cliches did you find that assertion in?

You actually don’t really know that Governor Marmalarde is known for his collaborative leadership skills, unless you count those skills which gave us Masscare, which of course led to Obamacare.

Look, I know you don’t like Palin, but the fact is, Romney has used his people to trash Palin mercilessly behind the scenes. Palin and her people know this.

The lack of leadership and fight from this guy is frightening. He’s great at attacking other conservatives, like Palin. Obama? Not so much. Palin would have been all over Obama with brass knuckles had he questioned her integrity in the middle of a campaign.

Romney insists that Obama play by the rules. Obama? He goes back to being the thug that he is and keeps up the attacks.

What incredibly Weak Sauce we have nominated.

victor82 on July 16, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Love is blind I guess.

Yes. As it should be.

Bmore on July 16, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Cindy Munford on July 16, 2012 at 10:24 PM

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She has no trouble going toe to toe with 0. Its good we have someone on our side that will. I say keep her, promote her, and speak her!

Bmore on July 16, 2012 at 10:55 PM

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Sarah has more testosterone than all our Republican Congressmen put together.

listens2glenn on July 16, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Why does Willard need to keep Sarah away from the convention?
Maybe because he hasn’t got her conservative principles:

Beckel asked Palin for her thoughts on Romney as the party’s nominee who had previously supported an individual mandate for his state.

“I don’t like government mandates on any level, be it the local, the state or the federal level,” Palin responded. However, she said that the 10th Amendment permits states to impose those mandates if their citizens want them. “That’s how, if it’s going to be explained away, it will be explained,” Palin concluded.

DannoJyd on July 16, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Romney is no dummy – he knows that he must reach out to Sarah and find a way to work with her – Romney needs her and her supporters – but HE is going to have to put out the effort.

Pork-Chop on July 16, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Everything I’ve seen from Romney indicates that he takes the base for granted and really has no use for them. Let me put it this way, he probably has the same regard for conservatives as, say, Buy Danish. You know, the genius who heroically won this thread on the 17th page in the year of our Lord Two Thousand and Twelve. *rollseyes*

Dongemaharu on July 16, 2012 at 11:44 PM

I did not read 1600+ comments but has anyone mentioned that her barn burner speech in Michigan on Saturday was the perfect blueprint to properly kneecap Obama in this election season? in 35 minutes she laid out all the reasons why Obama is a disaster and did it in a way that is very compelling.

karenhasfreedom on July 16, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Look, I know you don’t like Palin, but the fact is, Romney has used his people to trash Palin mercilessly behind the scenes. Palin and her people know this.

The lack of leadership and fight from this guy is frightening. He’s great at attacking other conservatives, like Palin. Obama? Not so much. Palin would have been all over Obama with brass knuckles had he questioned her integrity in the middle of a campaign.

victor82 on July 16, 2012 at 11:30 PM

what the heck are you even talking about, you such a palinbot that you detached completely from reality?? when did Romney attack Palin, and btw, ignoring her does not equate ‘trashing’ or ‘attacking’ her, as you suggest…as for ‘behind the scenes’, you are delusional, I hope you are not somehow saying now that you are privy to what takes place ‘behind the scenes’…give a single example when ‘Romney people’ trashed Palin…and while you are at it, I hope you are not that dumb to come up with some nonsense that some handler that was then working for mccain and now for Romney camapain – might have said about Palin during or right after the 2008 campaign…

jimver on July 16, 2012 at 11:49 PM

DannoJyd on July 16, 2012 at 11:27 PM

That is a great quote.

Over the last four years there are three people that come to mind who have been of immeasurable help: Rick Santelli whose rant was “heard round the world,” Andrew Breitbart who waged ongoing war against the media and the Left, and Sarah Palin, who has lived rent free inside Obama’s head, and remained a happy warrior who never quits.

INC on July 16, 2012 at 11:49 PM

I did not read 1600+ comments but has anyone mentioned that her barn burner speech in Michigan on Saturday was the perfect blueprint to properly kneecap Obama in this election season? in 35 minutes she laid out all the reasons why Obama is a disaster and did it in a way that is very compelling.

karenhasfreedom on July 16, 2012 at 11:47 PM

A couple of people mentioned it several pages back.

INC on July 16, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Romney campaign that is…

jimver on July 16, 2012 at 11:50 PM

I can’t believe you guys are still going at it over here.

cynccook on July 16, 2012 at 11:54 PM

INC on July 16, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Don’t forget about Rush Limbaugh. He too lives rent free in lil 0′s mind.

DannoJyd on July 16, 2012 at 11:56 PM

I can’t believe you guys are still going at it over here.

cynccook on July 16, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Yet you put out the effort to come over here to whine irrelevently. Wouldn’t you be happier by going back where you came from? /s

DannoJyd on July 16, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Yet you put out the effort to come over here to whine irrelevently. Wouldn’t you be happier by going back where you came from? /s

DannoJyd on July 16, 2012 at 11:59 PM

I wasn’t actually speaking to you, but by all means, feel free to be a jerk. :D

cynccook on July 17, 2012 at 12:04 AM

I can’t believe you guys are still going at it over here.

cynccook on July 16, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Funny!

Bmore on July 17, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Bischof

Schadenfreude on July 17, 2012 at 12:12 AM

I wasn’t actually speaking to you, but by all means, feel free to be a jerk. :D

cynccook on July 17, 2012 at 12:04 AM

I too thought his reaction was odd, but at a second glance I think he put an /s there, at the end…maybe for a second there he thought he is bishop :-)…without bishop’s charm and talent for sarcasm of course :-)…

jimver on July 17, 2012 at 12:13 AM

So – maybe he doesn’t like to grovel. I like that in a leader.

Buy Danish on July 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Well done. It’s quite an accomplishment to win a thread with 1600+ comments in it, even if a significant portion of them are inane babble.

alchemist19 on July 16, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Buy Danish s/b better – she definitely has the brains for it.

alchemist19 was groveling, which made the Schadenfreude worth it.

Schadenfreude on July 17, 2012 at 12:16 AM

jimver on July 17, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Before you lose yourself, good one, Danno is one of the best people the land has, on this side. He actually gets off his duff and fights for this country and her children.

Schadenfreude on July 17, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Before you lose yourself, good one, Danno is one of the best people the land has, on this side. He actually gets off his duff and fights for this country and her children.

Schadenfreude on July 17, 2012 at 12:17 AM

I said that he doesn’t have bishop’s charm and talent for sarcasm (not everybody does), not that he doesn’t fight for the country with bravery….two rather unrelated skillz :-)…

jimver on July 17, 2012 at 12:21 AM

Before you lose yourself, good one, Danno is one of the best people the land has, on this side. He actually gets off his duff and fights for this country and her children.

Schadenfreude on July 17, 2012 at 12:17 AM

I said that he doesn’t have bishop’s charm and talent for sarcasm (not everybody does), not that he doesn’t fight for the country with bravery….two rather unrelated skillz :-)…

jimver on July 17, 2012 at 12:21 AM

But if one can fight for the republic with bravery, charm AND talent for sarcasm, that’s bonus!

gryphon202 on July 17, 2012 at 12:23 AM

I said that he doesn’t have bishop’s charm and talent for sarcasm (not everybody does), not that he doesn’t fight for the country with bravery….two rather unrelated skillz :-)…

jimver on July 17, 2012 at 12:21 AM

I just chalk it up to the adrenaline. We can’t take the internets personally! :D

cynccook on July 17, 2012 at 12:25 AM

But if one can fight for the republic with bravery, charm AND talent for sarcasm, that’s bonus!

gryphon202 on July 17, 2012 at 12:23 AM

indeed…wait, you’re not talking about yourself now, do you :-)…

jimver on July 17, 2012 at 12:26 AM

But if one can fight for the republic with bravery, charm AND talent for sarcasm, that’s bonus!

gryphon202 on July 17, 2012 at 12:23 AM

The elusive hat trick of internet commenting!

cynccook on July 17, 2012 at 12:27 AM

I just chalk it up to the adrenaline. We can’t take the internets personally! :D

cynccook on July 17, 2012 at 12:25 AM

:-) that’s why I always rely on smiley faces to dissipate potential and unwarranted tension :-)…

jimver on July 17, 2012 at 12:30 AM

gryphon202 on July 17, 2012 at 12:23 AM

indeed…wait, you’re not talking about yourself now, do you :-)…

jimver on July 17, 2012 at 12:26 AM

Actually, no. Many here would say that I’m lacking in the charm department and I know I have no talent for sarcasm. I’m a lousy fisherman that way. The only laurels I have to rest on are the strength of my convictions. I generally find that being principled, on its own, is not a good way to become popular.

gryphon202 on July 17, 2012 at 12:31 AM

gryphon202 on July 17, 2012 at 12:31 AM

You may think you lack charm, but you’ve always more than made up for it in logic and reason and those may be two even rarer qualities on these political interwebs.

cynccook on July 17, 2012 at 12:33 AM

:-) that’s why I always rely on smiley faces to dissipate potential and unwarranted tension :-)…

jimver on July 17, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Yes. They do take away the sting, don’t they? :D I just wish this stupid wordpress html would allow for greater expressiveness.

cynccook on July 17, 2012 at 12:34 AM

You may think you lack charm, but you’ve always more than made up for it in logic and reason and those may be two even rarer qualities on these political interwebs.

cynccook on July 17, 2012 at 12:33 AM

You flatter and humble me and I thank you.

gryphon202 on July 17, 2012 at 12:37 AM

I wasn’t actually speaking to you, but by all means, feel free to be a jerk. :D

cynccook on July 17, 2012 at 12:04 AM

When you referred to “you guys are still going at it over here.” you were indeed ‘speaking’ to me.

As for being a jerk, I believe a swift smack upside ones head does a lot to wake a person up. That is my ‘progressive’ stance in making people better human beings.

jimver on July 17, 2012 at 12:13 AM

My most notable ‘talent’ is my ability to get off of my lazyboy and fight against liberalism in person at the grass roots level and beyond. I really cannot understand those who refuse to fight for their freedoms.

Where I lack in finesse I do tend to make up with relevence. Blame that on my desire to kick to the curb all of the liberal propaganda put out there by both alphabet parties.

Unlike the Limbaugh naysayers who consider themselves to be experts on the man even though they admit to never listening to his show, I do the needed research that form my opinions.

The AWE inspiring Danno Man: Doing the work that ‘real Americans’ refuse to do. /rushlimbaugh mode

DannoJyd on July 17, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Flirt.

Bmore on July 17, 2012 at 12:42 AM

The only laurels I have to rest on are the strength of my convictions. I generally find that being principled, on its own, is not a good way to become popular.

gryphon202 on July 17, 2012 at 12:31 AM

well, what can I say, I’m a relativist, I can’t relate :-)…besides I fall for charm and wit and sarcasm and humor, all those frivolous traits, you name them :-)…but think of it this way, maybe being popular is not the end goal :-)…

jimver on July 17, 2012 at 12:42 AM

I’m thinking someone might think they’re on that drug thread still.

Bmore on July 17, 2012 at 12:43 AM

I generally find that being principled, on its own, is not a good way to become popular.

gryphon202 on July 17, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Principles will get you run out of town on a rail sooner or later.

trigon on July 17, 2012 at 12:45 AM

…but think of it this way, maybe being popular is not the end goal :-)…

jimver on July 17, 2012 at 12:42 AM

As far as I’m concerned it never was.

gryphon202 on July 17, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Oh, I didn’t realize you were still here.

The AWE inspiring Danno Man: Doing the work that ‘real Americans’ refuse to do. /rushlimbaugh mode

DannoJyd on July 17, 2012 at 12:42 AM

That’s awesome. Really.

cynccook on July 17, 2012 at 12:47 AM

gryphon202 on July 17, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Principles will get you run out of town on a rail sooner or later.

trigon on July 17, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Here, that decision will have to be made by the site admins should that day ever come. I’m far more worried about what happens when American conservatism is delegitimized writ-large.

gryphon202 on July 17, 2012 at 12:47 AM

I did not read 1600+ comments but has anyone mentioned that her barn burner speech in Michigan on Saturday was the perfect blueprint to properly kneecap Obama in this election season?

karenhasfreedom on July 16, 2012 at 11:47 PM

I did so by adding on the link on page seven, one of the earlier pages.

I’m still in a foul mood because of that event. I was unable to attend thanks to family obligations, goshdurnit!

DannoJyd on July 17, 2012 at 12:48 AM

I’m still in a foul mood because of that event. I was unable to attend thanks to family obligations, goshdurnit!

DannoJyd on July 17, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Well, you know what always makes me feel better? Jumping all over some poor unsuspecting person who just makes a comment to tease Bmore, Dire and INC. That’s definitely a fun way to let off some steam.

cynccook on July 17, 2012 at 12:54 AM

That’s awesome. Really.

cynccook on July 17, 2012 at 12:47 AM

While I might make an awesome effort it does tend to get tedious when SO MANY refuse to also get involved. Honestly, how would you like to be the only family member stuck with doing the dishes?

This election SUCKS thanks to us getting stuck with Romney. I’m supposed to get voters fired up about him, but with what message? He approves of the Individual Mandate? At least McLame gave us a true conservative when he selected Sarah Palin, [she really fired up the base here] but what could Romney do now?

Cy, if you really think my efforts are at all awesome then why not do as I do every election cycle, and bring along a few friends to assist? Within the answer to that question you may discover why I tend to be a jerk today.

DannoJyd on July 17, 2012 at 12:55 AM

My most notable ‘talent’ is my ability to get off of my lazyboy and fight against liberalism in person at the grass roots level and beyond. I really cannot understand those who refuse to fight for their freedoms.

DannoJyd on July 17, 2012 at 12:42 AM

and I commend you for that. I greatly admire people who find that in them, I’m not the grass roots activist type, but I get off my lazzboy regularly though and donate… to paraphrase ‘ those who can, do, those who can’t, donate’ :)…

jimver on July 17, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Cy, if you really think my efforts are at all awesome then why not do as I do every election cycle, and bring along a few friends to assist? Within the answer to that question you may discover why I tend to be a jerk today.

DannoJyd on July 17, 2012 at 12:55 AM

How do you know I don’t? We donate money and we volunteer, too. Hopefully our efforts will result in Sherrod “Cocaine Has Altered My Brain” Brown being replaced by Josh Mandel very soon.

cynccook on July 17, 2012 at 1:00 AM

Well, you know what always makes me feel better? Jumping all over some poor unsuspecting person who just makes a comment to tease Bmore, Dire and INC. That’s definitely a fun way to let off some steam.

cynccook on July 17, 2012 at 12:54 AM

[snicker] I try not to always go on the offensive here as I do wish to set a good example, but after the HUNDREDS of attacks against me via the Rombots here I’m more apt to show my ire. At least I don’t delve into using the foul and sophmoric filth they readily post against me.

As I’ve been stating that Romney will screw up this election I regularly let the RomBots know that I told them so [TYS!]. That is enough to put a smile on my face, and this topic shows how right I was, am, and will probably continue to be.

DannoJyd on July 17, 2012 at 1:00 AM

I’m far more worried about what happens when American conservatism is delegitimized writ-large.

gryphon202 on July 17, 2012 at 12:47 AM

They’ve been working at that for decades. To some effect, I think.

I’ve got hope that it will make a comeback someday. My fear is that there will be some very dark times ahead.

America is a great idea. Politically, probably the best in history. It’s hard to kill a good idea. They have a way of popping up again and again.

trigon on July 17, 2012 at 1:01 AM

cynccook on July 17, 2012 at 1:00 AM

Excellent! AWESOME!!! Now all you need to do is try to get a few of your friends involved since the volunteers this year seem to be scant and few.

BTW, what will you be telling the disgruntalled Ron Paul supporters and the Conservatives this year? I’ve got nothing.

DannoJyd on July 17, 2012 at 1:03 AM

America is a great idea. Politically, probably the best in history. It’s hard to kill a good idea. They have a way of popping up again and again.

trigon on July 17, 2012 at 1:01 AM

same do bad ones, unfortunately…didn’t we naively think that socialism/communism ‘died’ in in the late 80s…oh, well…

jimver on July 17, 2012 at 1:04 AM

to paraphrase ‘ those who can, do, those who can’t, donate’ :)…

jimver on July 17, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Remember how we all get a laugh when so few show up to 0bama rallys? Well, that proves that just by being there you can make a difference.

Every year I try to do more, get more involved, and fill in where no one else wants to. IMHO, every little effort makes a difference.

DannoJyd on July 17, 2012 at 1:06 AM

BTW, what will you be telling the disgruntalled Ron Paul supporters and the Conservatives this year? I’ve got nothing.

DannoJyd on July 17, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Tell them to think about the long game. Tell them to imagine Obama getting the next two SCOTUS picks. Tell them to vote in order to keep this Republic intact for Rand Paul, if nothing else. Remind them of what a lame duck Obama could do in 4 years. That should scare them straight.

cynccook on July 17, 2012 at 1:06 AM

BTW, what will you be telling the disgruntalled Ron Paul supporters and the Conservatives this year? I’ve got nothing.

DannoJyd on July 17, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Maybe tell them that its a holding action until the Tea Party can gain enough strength to boot all of them to the curb?

sharrukin on July 17, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Maybe tell them that its a holding action until the Tea Party can gain enough strength to boot all of them to the curb?

sharrukin on July 17, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Tell them about this:

The Obama administration is moving to shut down nine Border Patrol stations across four states, triggering a backlash from local law enforcement, members of Congress and Border Patrol agents themselves.

and then this:

An armed gang raped seven young women in a brutal attack on a youth camp just outside Mexico City, state prosecutors said on Saturday.

Over several hours on Friday, the gang of about a dozen people beat, abused and robbed youngsters at the retreat located in a park in the State of Mexico just southeast of the capital, the local attorney general’s office said in a statement.

About 90 youths were camped out there and local media said the victims belonged to a church group.

cynccook on July 17, 2012 at 1:11 AM

If Romney “Goes It Alone” He Will Lose

john.frank on July 17, 2012 at 1:11 AM

OMGosh! There are way too many instances of my name on this page without any relevance attached. Certainly we can do better?

Back to the topic:

Sarah Palin Endorses Ted Cruz For U.S. Senate In Texas

Yet snother reason the GOP dislikes her. She doesn’t support the GOP’s selections such as Mitt Romney, and for good reason. We The People are sick and tired of RINO,s.

DannoJyd on July 17, 2012 at 1:12 AM

Well, you know what always makes me feel better? Jumping all over some poor unsuspecting person who just makes a comment to tease Bmore, Dire and INC. That’s definitely a fun way to let off some steam.

cynccook on July 17, 2012 at 12:54 AM

As you can see by the random body parts strewn about this thread. We have a long way to go until we have enough unity to beat 0. Unity around an imperfect candidate at that. Its a tall order. The alternative is vexing indeed.

Bmore on July 17, 2012 at 1:16 AM

I’ll leave you all to it, then! Good night, DannyJo. :D

cynccook on July 17, 2012 at 1:16 AM

cynccook on July 17, 2012 at 1:11 AM

It makes me angry and depressed that the government has so abandoned its primary function and nearly half of the population is just fine with that.

sharrukin on July 17, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Bmore on July 17, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Goodnight, B. I almost abbreviated you to “BM,” but I thought better of it. I will no doubt be sending you a long, rambling nosy email some time soon! :D

cynccook on July 17, 2012 at 1:18 AM

Maybe tell them that its a holding action until the Tea Party can gain enough strength to boot all of them to the curb?

sharrukin on July 17, 2012 at 1:06 AM

DING! DING! DING! DING!

That is THE BEST ANSWER I’ve gotten to date! Thankyouverymuch!!!

Now if I can just get more people to sign up with the TEA Partys…

Remind them of what a lame duck Obama could do in 4 years. That should scare them straight.

cynccook on July 17, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Ya know, it really should but the people showing up want to be energized, not depressed.

Bloody voters who refuse to get involved at the grass roots level always want a dog and pony show, and that is a fact.

DannoJyd on July 17, 2012 at 1:18 AM

cynccook on July 17, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Sleep well.

The JyD stands for Junkyard Dog, a reference to my growing up in ChiTcago as well as my attitude on my better days. /s

DannoJyd on July 17, 2012 at 1:21 AM

It makes me angry and depressed that the government has so abandoned its primary function and nearly half of the population is just fine with that.

sharrukin on July 17, 2012 at 1:16 AM

I stumbled upon this yesterday. I wish it could just be easily dismissed, but even this Pollyanna is having a hard time doing that.

cynccook on July 17, 2012 at 1:21 AM

Sleep well.

The JyD stands for Junkyard Dog, a reference to my growing up in ChiTcago as well as my attitude on my better days. /s

DannoJyd on July 17, 2012 at 1:21 AM

For a second I almost thought you were trying to say you were sorry for being so rude to me, but that couldn’t be right, could it?

cynccook on July 17, 2012 at 1:22 AM

For a second I almost thought you were trying to say you were sorry for being so rude to me, but that couldn’t be right, could it?

cynccook on July 17, 2012 at 1:22 AM

Sure it could! Maybe I just suck doing apologizes?

I certainly spent enough posts explaining my piss poor mood though. LOL!

DannoJyd on July 17, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Schadenfreude on July 17, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Hopefully that was more clever in your head than it was typed out.

alchemist19 on July 17, 2012 at 1:27 AM

Sure it could! Maybe I just suck doing apologizes?

I certainly spent enough posts explaining my piss poor mood though. LOL!

DannoJyd on July 17, 2012 at 1:26 AM

LOL Awwww! Accepted. Now we will be friends and I’ll remember you when I see you again. And I really must go to bed. Somehow I have obligated myself into taking many children on an outing for tomorrow! Good night. :D

cynccook on July 17, 2012 at 1:28 AM

In the liberal land of ChiTcago they have a very special way of greeting people. It is best represented by sticking up the middle finger.

Doesn’t it stink that so many in the GOP Elitist Club are doing the same thing to us voters today? Think about it.

DannoJyd on July 17, 2012 at 1:29 AM

I think Paice is better than Bonham. His technique is flawless (as you can see on youtube — there are videos of some of his clinics up) but I was originally impressed by his fills both live and on the albums. There is never any dead air on the Mk2 Deep Purple stuff.

gh on July 16, 2012 at 10:46 PM

If I were starting a band and had the choice, I’d definitely go with Paice (and Moon and Cozy Powell) over Bonham, too! :)

Bizarro No. 1 on July 17, 2012 at 1:29 AM

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