Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on August 1, 2012 by Allahpundit

Ted Cruz’s stunning 14-percentage-point victory over Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in Tuesday’s runoff for the Texas Republican Senate nomination gives the tea party explosive momentum heading into the remaining primaries nationwide and the November general elections…

“Anyone who wanted to question whether the tea party concept and ideals played out in 2010, I think you can argue they just got started in 2010,” said Chris Chocola, president of the Club for Growth, a fiscally conservative, free-market group. “And 2012 is a clear indication the tea party is alive and well and growing.”

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Cruz received critical endorsements and millions of dollars’ worth of contributions and other forms of support from the likes of Gov. Palin, who campaigned for him; Tea Party hero and fundraising powerhouse Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C.; the D.C.-based Tea Party group FreedomWorks, which is led by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey; the anti-tax, pro-free market group Club for Growth, whose top executive is former Rep. Chris Chocola, R-Pa.; conservative columnist and ABC News commentator George F. Will; and National Review, the venerated magazine founded by the late William F. Buckley, Jr.

Ted Cruz, in short, was an establishment candidate in his own right.

“It is time to think differently about the Tea Party,” said Darrell West, a political scientist at the Brookings Institution. “In the early days, the Tea Party was basically a grassroots movement, didn’t have a lot of prominent people behind them, didn’t have a lot of money. But now they have big money. They can bring outside resources into a state election, and prove to be very decisive. So they are getting institutionalized as a movement: They have major political figures who are behind them; they have money that is behind them. So they have emerged as a different type of ‘establishment’ organization.

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Cruz undoubtedly embraced the tea party movement, which rightly deserves a hearty share of the credit for his feat.

But Robert George, who taught Cruz constitutional law during Cruz’s undergraduate work at Princeton, said he would caution against simply branding him a pot-stirrer.

George sees Cruz more likely molding himself into a gray beard of sorts who sets out to accomplish big policy goals and is the point man on constitutional questions…

“Folks would say the tea party is rough about the edges. You can’t say that about Ted. He’s incredibly committed to the cause, but he’s smooth, polished and very articulate,” Elliott said. “It’s clear they’ve already identified him as someone who is going to join the leadership core in the U.S. Senate, perhaps for the next 20 or 30 years.”

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Original Tea Partiers, who remember the days mass rallies and colonial outfits, say they don’t miss that chaotic moment. The newer, more efficient movement fits their needs.

“I don’t look at it as institutionalization, I look at it as getting the job done,” said Amy Kremer of Tea Party Express. “All that matters is that Ted Cruz is victorious. All that matters in November is that we take the White House and the Senate.”…

For a movement that has prided itself for the three years of its lifespan on being anti-establishment, the Tea Party — thanks to the slick abilities and organization of groups like FreedomWorks — is becoming its own establishment, kind of a counter-establishment on the right.

“It’s all about the credibility too – because we take on the party, that gives us this credibility,” Brendan Steinhauser said, adding that “We’re not afraid to bloody up their noses.”

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“These guys [newly elected Tea Party candidates]” are going to force Romney to the right,” said Andrea Shell, a spokeswoman for Tea Party group Freedom Works. “That is our entire mission.”…

“If we can elect a really conservative House and Senate that will force Romney to go along with our bold conservative agenda,” Shell said. “He’s going to have to really, really go to the right. He’ll be working with guys in the House and Senate. He won’t be able to get away with too many middle of the road policies, especially on things like the deficit.”…

“It’s not going to be a Romney driven presidency,” Norman Orenstein, a researcher at the conservative think tank AEI recently told ABC News. “It’s going to be a Congressional, conservative, Republican driven presidency from Congress.”

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DeMint argues the more tea party movement-backed senators, the less gridlock.

“(When) Ted Cruz comes in … I think he can help empower some of the Democrats to make those hard decisions,” DeMint told CNN.

The South Carolina lawmaker believes the more staunch conservatives in the Senate, the more Democrats will be forced to compromise and come the GOP’s way.

“I think there are enough Democrats, if we have a strong mandate election, who will work with people like Ted Cruz and (Sen.) Marco Rubio and (Sen.) Pat Toomey and these senators here, in a sensible way to change the course of our country,” said DeMint. “The good news is this: because the rest of the world is in such bad shape, if we make a few hard decisions about fixing our tax code, fixing our entitlements so that we’re on a sustainable course, America could be the best place to do business overnight.”

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Some are already sensing a shift in the attitude of the Senate leadership.

“I notice that Mitch McConnell is speaking at a Tea Party rally soon,” Mr. Mourdock said in an interview on Wednesday. Mr. Mourdock campaigned with Mr. Cruz, who told him, he said, that he had taken his inspiration from Mr. Mourdock’s insurgent campaign in Indiana.

“Just the fact that the Republican leadership is willing to reach out to those folks is important,” Mr. Mourdock said. “If that kind of coalition comes together, on Day 1 it will be if not a literal majority a real large majority, and I think on Day 1 we will jump right into the frying pan.”

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A final point here: One of the most underreported stories of this presidential election is how the Republican brand is in FAR WORSE shape than the Democratic brand. In our most recent NBC/WSJ poll, the GOP’s fav/unfav was 34%-43% vs. the Democrats’ 40%-40%. Indeed, the GOP has had a worse fav/unfav than the Democrats in every single NBC/WSJ poll (that’s 14 of them!!!) since Jan. 2011, after Republicans won control of the House. So as the Tea Party/grassroots/anti-establishment conservative wing of the GOP has become MORE powerful, the GOP’s overall brand image has gone down, especially with indies. It is hard not to believe these two facts aren’t connected. And this raises the question: Will this be a drag on Romney? Or here’s another way to put it: How can this not be a drag on him? Help us out with this riddle: When was the last time a presidential candidate won when their party was viewed MORE unfavorably than the other side?

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YOu’re missing the point with that Levin piece.

….
And if we keep the House, take the Senate, and ROmney wins… then obamacare will be repealed.

What’s the alternative? Let obama get reelected and have no shot at all? That makes ZERO sense!

LevinFan on August 2, 2012 at 12:31 AM

… and that right there is the crux of it. All of this “strategic” thinking and thoughts that if Obama gets re-elected with a Republican Congress is better than if Romney wins is the “smart” people in the room trying to be too clever by half. After the betrayal of the Constitution by Benedict Roberts, the only thing left to stop ObamaCare and the destruction of our health system is the repeal of the law. That has to happen in 2013; after the law goes into effect beginning in 2014, it will be too late and we are either sunk or in civil war. There won’t be enough Senators to over-ride a veto, so Obama has to be defeated. Period dot. The survival of the Republic depends upon it.

AZfederalist on August 2, 2012 at 12:54 AM

SparkPlug, 99.83% 14 days. Since you are feeling frisky. Date music.

Bmore on August 2, 2012 at 12:58 AM

SparkPlug on August 2, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Band kicks up:

♥♪♫ Is This Love? ♥♪♫

Axe on August 2, 2012 at 12:58 AM

SWalker
you are absolutely right, ppl have been getting ready for quite some time, lets pray it averted ……..

angrymike on August 2, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Quite honestly, while many are insisting that today’s out pouring of support for Chick-fil-A is about the First amendment, I personally believe it is far deeper than that. I think what we witnessed today is a reflection of a large percentage of the silent majority beginning to lash out at groups like the Gay lobby who have slowly and relentlessly been pushing offensive agenda’s on on America’s predominately moral Christian majority.

Nearly 80 percent of Americans claim to be practicing Christians. Most practicing Christians have been told for their entire lives to separate their Christian morals from their political beliefs. This is why I suspect that the percentage of American’s who vote is so low. They have been told for several generation to be quite in the public square, and they have done so. I honestly suspect that we are about to see that come to an end.

American Christians are, in my opinion, sick and tired of being silent second class citizens. This is just one example of what they are tired of. They are tired of their politicians, pastors, ministers and priests telling them that homosexuality is ok, when their Bibles tell them it isn’t.

They are tired of being called racists if they do not adore Barack Obama. They are tried of being called extremists if they do not like Marxists, progressives and socialists turning their nation into a communist/socialist failed state.

They are damned tired of having their morals and ethics mocked and ridiculed whenever they are placed in the public square. And they are damned tired of the political class lying to them and forcing laws upon them that are stupid and tyrannical.

They are tired of being oppressed abused and treated like property.

SWalker on August 2, 2012 at 1:01 AM

All in all, and especially with Boehner and McConnell at the helm, Mark is starting to figure out that holding Mitt’s feet to the fire, or trying to get him to lean more right…..will be very, very difficult.

tencole on August 2, 2012 at 12:47 AM

It may be, but I’d still rather fight with Romney than give Obama a 2nd term!

LevinFan on August 2, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Amado Mio

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Blaxpac
Long time bud, hows things??????……;-)

angrymike on August 2, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Hey, Mike….Been busy like hell August is gonna be a *busy* month for me.

OTOH, it’ll keep my mind off the election for awhile….lol

BlaxPac on August 2, 2012 at 1:02 AM

That is exactly what he is going to do.

What he said…So some similarities, some differences, and I hope we’re ultimately able to eliminate some of the differences, repeal the bad and keep the good.

Now you want to believe he is NOT going to do what he said, but rather that he is going to repeal Obamacare which he also promised to do.

Both Romney’s can’t be right…clearly one of them is lying!

sharrukin on August 2, 2012 at 12:54 AM

I understand he’s a flip flopper and a RINO.

What I’m telling you is it’d be political suicide to go back on the major promise of his campaign.

How do you not see this??

LevinFan on August 2, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Underreported because they know that no one will buy into it anymore. The Democrats chickens are coming home to roost.

HotAirian on August 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Ummm, no there not, Dan Cathy fried them up and served them as sandwiches this afternoon… :O

SWalker on August 1, 2012 at 11:02 PM

*applause*

Extremely well done!

kim roy on August 2, 2012 at 1:03 AM

SWalker on August 2, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Great post.

AZfederalist on August 2, 2012 at 1:03 AM

2. Chicks dig scars. Yes? I didn’t not know that. You must be covered in scars and chicks. Yes?

Bmore on August 2, 2012 at 12:50 AM

duh.

More bumper than a body shop, dude.

Axe on August 2, 2012 at 1:04 AM

(jk — except for the scars :)

Axe on August 2, 2012 at 1:04 AM

cozmo on August 2, 2012 at 12:31 AM

cynccook on August 2, 2012 at 12:32 AM

.
Thanks guys.

Are we reasonably certain that Amsmith77Amsmith is the guy in the video?
(as opposed to being a third party who uploaded it)

If he can be tracked down, I’m thinking this guy could be charged with disorderly conduct.

listens2glenn on August 2, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Cruz isn’t the end…

Gohawgs on August 2, 2012 at 1:05 AM

… and that right there is the crux of it. All of this “strategic” thinking and thoughts that if Obama gets re-elected with a Republican Congress is better than if Romney wins is the “smart” people in the room trying to be too clever by half. After the betrayal of the Constitution by Benedict Roberts, the only thing left to stop ObamaCare and the destruction of our health system is the repeal of the law. That has to happen in 2013; after the law goes into effect beginning in 2014, it will be too late and we are either sunk or in civil war. There won’t be enough Senators to over-ride a veto, so Obama has to be defeated. Period dot. The survival of the Republic depends upon it.

AZfederalist on August 2, 2012 at 12:54 AM

You nailed it my friend!

Remember we need “pass it to find out what’s in it?”

Just imagine all the garbage in that bill. If it’s allowed to be fully implemented in 2014 it’ll never be repealed. We’ll be stuck with it for life just like social security, medicare, medicaid.

That alone is reason to not only vote for Romney, but to do everything you can to help him get elected.

LevinFan on August 2, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Thanks guys.

Are we reasonably certain that Amsmith77Amsmith is the guy in the video?
(as opposed to being a third party who uploaded it)

If he can be tracked down, I’m thinking this guy could be charged with disorderly conduct.

listens2glenn on August 2, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Yes. They’ve already tracked down his employment and contact info on youtube.com. Maybe people should let his employer know that they disagree with his actions. *cough* Vante.com *cough, cough*

cynccook on August 2, 2012 at 1:07 AM

I’m out, sweet dreams, all! :)

cynccook on August 2, 2012 at 1:07 AM

SWalker on August 2, 2012 at 1:01 AM

V100..Very good points!..:)

Dire Straits on August 2, 2012 at 1:08 AM

That alone is reason to not only vote for Romney, but to do everything you can to help him get elected.

LevinFan on August 2, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Personally I believe the situation is more dire than that. Electing Romney may be the only chance we have to avert another civil war in America.

SWalker on August 2, 2012 at 1:09 AM

What happens if Obama is in office and we lose the house/senate in 2014??

Fortunately, 2014 is still a Republican year in the Senate. The Democrats will be defending 19 seats, at least.

Resist We Much on August 2, 2012 at 1:09 AM

After the betrayal of the Constitution by Benedict Roberts, the only thing left to stop ObamaCare and the destruction of our health system is the repeal of the law. That has to happen in 2013;

AZfederalist on August 2, 2012 at 12:54 AM

So John Boehner, Eric Cantor and Mitch McConnell are going to craft legislation repealing Obamacare, face down the blocking tactics of the Democrats and the shrieking howls of the media and push it through, and then President Romney is going to sign it?

Do you really believe that?

I ask because I have seen nothing that would lead me to believe that any one of these men are capable of what you suggest, much less that they will all magically be transformed.

sharrukin on August 2, 2012 at 1:09 AM

Bmore on August 2, 2012 at 12:58 AM

That’s a keeper.

*clink*

SparkPlug on August 2, 2012 at 1:09 AM

Amado Mio

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Nice!

Axe on August 2, 2012 at 1:09 AM

SWalker on August 2, 2012 at 1:01 AM

+ 100..Very good points!..:)

Dire Straits on August 2, 2012 at 1:08 AM

Fixed..:)

Dire Straits on August 2, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Axe on August 2, 2012 at 1:09 AM

Thank you. Good evening, Axe. How are you this evening?

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2012 at 1:11 AM

I’m out, sweet dreams, all! :)

cynccook on August 2, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Night!

Axe on August 2, 2012 at 1:11 AM

American Christians are, in my opinion, sick and tired of being silent second class citizens.

They are tired of being oppressed abused and treated like property.

SWalker on August 2, 2012 at 1:01 AM

.
PREACH IT !

: )
.
But in addition, let me add that the terms racist, bigot, homophobe, or just plain “hater” are used to stigmatize anyone who opposes Socialized Government. Period.

listens2glenn on August 2, 2012 at 1:12 AM

cynccook on August 2, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Goodnight, Cynncook! Sorry I missed you!

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2012 at 1:12 AM

Thank you. Good evening, Axe. How are you this evening?

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2012 at 1:11 AM

I dunno. What have you heard?

:)

Axe on August 2, 2012 at 1:12 AM

Good Night Cyndy, Pleasant Dreams.

Bmore on August 2, 2012 at 1:12 AM

What I’m telling you is it’d be political suicide to go back on the major promise of his campaign.

How do you not see this??

LevinFan on August 2, 2012 at 1:03 AM

A politician who breaks a promise?

Shocking as it may seem…it has been known to happen in the past.

sharrukin on August 2, 2012 at 1:12 AM

Amado Mio

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Very nice.

sharrukin on August 2, 2012 at 1:13 AM

Axe on August 2, 2012 at 1:12 AM

Oh, well… you know how it is… rumors are always swirling… I try not to pay too much attention. I prefer to ask directly.

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2012 at 1:14 AM

SWalker on August 2, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Well said. And, when they see the Mayor of Chicago/former Obama COS, Rahm (“Tiny Dancer”) Emanuel, castigate and de facto threaten the owner of a popular restaurant chain for his comments against gay marriage while, on the very same day, welcome and praise Louis Farrakhan and his Nation of Islam thugs, who share that same belief, it is the height of hypocrisy, and further fuels the anger of Christians, Jews, and others who have been targeted for far too long.

TXUS on August 2, 2012 at 1:14 AM

sharrukin on August 2, 2012 at 1:13 AM

I’m glad you enjoyed it! Good evening, Sharrukin.

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2012 at 1:15 AM

Buy Danish, can I ask you a question without you getting mad at me?

Bmore on August 2, 2012 at 12:15 AM

That depends on the question. But go ahead and ask. Don’t know if I’ll be able to answer – road trip starts tomorrow at the crack of dawn.

Buy Danish on August 2, 2012 at 1:15 AM

*** be back in a minute. My software impasse just became passable. So I have to forge ahead, or quit calling this “work” :) ***

Axe on August 2, 2012 at 1:15 AM

Georgia on my mind.

Made my day!

Schadenfreude on August 2, 2012 at 1:15 AM

I’m glad you enjoyed it! Good evening, Sharrukin.

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2012 at 1:15 AM

Night.

sharrukin on August 2, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Heh, Bmore, in response to last night.

Schadenfreude on August 2, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2012 at 1:17 AM

I hope you enjoyed a peach shake with your sandwich today. I did.

Bmore on August 2, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Schadenfreude on August 2, 2012 at 1:18 AM

LevinFan on August 2, 2012 at 12:31 AM

AZfederalist on August 2, 2012 at 12:54 AM

A GOP controlled Congress will not and cannot stop Barry from ignoring legislations and court rulings he did not like. Nor could it stop him from issuing executive orders and recess appointments to bypass congress.

bayview on August 2, 2012 at 1:21 AM

Personally I believe the situation is more dire than that. Electing Romney may be the only chance we have to avert another civil war in America.

SWalker on August 2, 2012 at 1:09 AM

I’ve written a letter to the editor and donated….I plan on doing alot more. Hopefully every good patriot here will do so as well.

LevinFan on August 2, 2012 at 1:22 AM

Besame Mucho

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2012 at 1:23 AM

That’s a keeper.

*clink*

SparkPlug on August 2, 2012 at 1:09 AM

Glad you enjoyed. *clink!*

Bmore on August 2, 2012 at 1:23 AM

So John Boehner, Eric Cantor and Mitch McConnell are going to craft legislation repealing Obamacare, face down the blocking tactics of the Democrats and the shrieking howls of the media and push it through, and then President Romney is going to sign it?

Do you really believe that?

I ask because I have seen nothing that would lead me to believe that any one of these men are capable of what you suggest, much less that they will all magically be transformed.

sharrukin on August 2, 2012 at 1:09 AM

Yes, there’s too much public pressue to do so. Combine that with the influence of the Tea Party candidates. That’s the way to handle this.

I wish we didn’t have these weaklings in power, including Romney, but it’s the only choice we have.

The alternative is national suicide.

LevinFan on August 2, 2012 at 1:24 AM

sharrukin on August 2, 2012 at 1:09 AM

That 3 dimensional chess master, Souter Roberts, thinks so…

Gohawgs on August 2, 2012 at 1:28 AM

Howdy jack…..e
how goes it tonight?

angrymike on August 2, 2012 at 1:30 AM

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2012 at 1:23 AM

Bésame Mucho, Jackie, en mi Chick-Fil-a a la mañana. But, please dress like a boy, so we’ll fit in.

TXUS on August 2, 2012 at 1:32 AM

angrymike on August 2, 2012 at 1:30 AM

Good evening, Mike. I’m well. How are you this evening?

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2012 at 1:33 AM

The Spelunker of the House agreed to yet another Continuing Resolution that will keep Fed. funding off the radar for the next 6 months. This action came on top of House legislation that would deny the Senate the responsibility of confirming some 160 or so Executive Branch positions.

Yep, Boehner can be counted on to do what’s necessary, necessary to maintain the status quo…

Gohawgs on August 2, 2012 at 1:34 AM

Yes, there’s too much public pressue to do so. Combine that with the influence of the Tea Party candidates. That’s the way to handle this.

I wish we didn’t have these weaklings in power, including Romney, but it’s the only choice we have.

LevinFan on August 2, 2012 at 1:24 AM

I wish I had your optimism and believed that these guys were just weaklings. They don’t want to fight the Democrats, and they aren’t really that opposed to many of the things the Democrats support. The country didn’t get in the shape its in without help from these same folks who you are counting on to push the progressives back.

sharrukin on August 2, 2012 at 1:34 AM

TXUS on August 2, 2012 at 1:32 AM

That’s a very sweet offer, TXUS, but I’m afraid, even with my best efforts, I couldn’t manage to look like a boy.

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2012 at 1:36 AM

That depends on the question. But go ahead and ask. Don’t know if I’ll be able to answer – road trip starts tomorrow at the crack of dawn.

Buy Danish on August 2, 2012 at 1:15 AM

Oh, sorry for my delay. I was on an old thread and noticed you are here in Ga. Just wondered if you were happy with yesterdays results. I was. I’m in the Mountains.

Bmore on August 2, 2012 at 1:36 AM

That 3 dimensional chess master, Souter Roberts, thinks so…

Gohawgs on August 2, 2012 at 1:28 AM

Yeah. Its the newest thing on the right…you win by losing!

sharrukin on August 2, 2012 at 1:37 AM

Swalker
Oh I agree wholeheartedly that this is very,very serious, I just pray the “minorities and leftists ‘will realize how serious we are. That is what needs to be conveyed to them. I think some don’t really realize the company they are keeping, and if they see the left’s true colors they will help to change the direction of this country……

angrymike on August 2, 2012 at 1:37 AM

So as the Tea Party/grassroots/anti-establishment conservative wing of the GOP has become MORE powerful, the GOP’s overall brand image has gone down, especially with indies

this is total BS think about what has happened. 2010 the TEAparty ideas were voted in during a wave election. the people expected their winning candidates to go to DC and get positions at the table to start to implement what they voted for. Instead after 2010 the Gop establsihment saw to it tha tthe TEa party was sidelined not given seats at the table. that their ideas were given short shift called hobbits etc by the GOP. Is it any wonder then why the GOP brand has fallen in the polls. It’s not because the grassroots/tea party has become more powerful but because the establsihment known as the GOP has blocked them from doing what the voters elected them to do. the more Mitt and the establishment try to sideline the tea party (o.e the majority) to retain their positons of power and control the more that majority weill look unfavorably on them.

unseen on August 2, 2012 at 1:38 AM

Jack….e
I’m stuffed with chicken…..;-)
Not really I went yesterday, my lady was there today, and full of pride at that……..

angrymike on August 2, 2012 at 1:39 AM

That’s a very sweet offer, TXUS, but I’m afraid, even with my best efforts, I couldn’t manage to look like a boy.

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2012 at 1:36 AM

Funny coincidence, that’s just how I like my women… Like, well, women… :)

SWalker on August 2, 2012 at 1:41 AM

Georgia on my mind.

Made my day!

Schadenfreude on August 2, 2012 at 1:15 AM

You may have seen me mention this. Last time I saw Ray. 96 Olympics. So glad I did. One of a kind. You don’t have many worries with Ga., excepting John Lewis and the one who thinks Guam to tip. LOL!
Heh, Bmore, in response to last night.

Schadenfreude on August 2, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Schweet!

Schadenfreude on August 2, 2012 at 1:18 AM

: )

Bmore on August 2, 2012 at 1:41 AM

So John Boehner, Eric Cantor and Mitch McConnell are going to craft legislation repealing Obamacare, face down the blocking tactics of the Democrats and the shrieking howls of the media and push it through, and then President Romney is going to sign it?

Do you really believe that?

sharrukin on August 2, 2012 at 1:09 AM

So the fact that the House has voted to repeal ObamaCare, what, two or three times means nothing?

You want to be all doom and gloom, go right ahead. Your position seems to be that all is lost and there is nothing we can do. The founders would be so proud of such an attitude. After all, it’s not like they were facing overwhelming odds, a divided populace, tory sympathizers, and the troops of a major world power or anything when they penned the Declaration of Independence and backed it up with action.

Enjoy the shadows of your little black cloud. I’m not ready to throw in the towel yet.

AZfederalist on August 2, 2012 at 1:41 AM

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2012 at 1:36 AM

I’ll grab my spatula and be right on down…

Gohawgs on August 2, 2012 at 1:41 AM

Sorry about that formatting thing. I’ve been doing that all evening. Thumbs! LOL!

Bmore on August 2, 2012 at 1:42 AM

That’s a very sweet offer, TXUS, but I’m afraid, even with my best efforts, I couldn’t manage to look like a boy.

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2012 at 1:36 AM

Damn, so that means I’m the one that’s gotta go in drag. Do you want me in a summer dress and flats or a tank top and Daisy Duke’s? If the latter, I’ll let you know right now, I ain’t shaving my legs. It is what it is. ;-)

TXUS on August 2, 2012 at 1:43 AM

Gohawgs on August 2, 2012 at 1:41 AM

rofl..:)

Dire Straits on August 2, 2012 at 1:43 AM

Good Night sharrukin, Sleep Well.

Bmore on August 2, 2012 at 1:43 AM

Good morning!

Bmore; go easy there! Hope it didn’t hurt too bad…

Hello to all you fine fettered fellow guys and gals!!

I am always late to the proceedings… :-(

Carry on!!

Scrumpy on August 2, 2012 at 1:43 AM

Good evening Jackie, Good Evening Scrumpy. Hope y’all are fine. ; ) What are we listening to?

Bmore on August 2, 2012 at 1:45 AM

Gohawgs on August 2, 2012 at 1:41 AM

LOL! I’ll take a pass, thanks.

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2012 at 1:46 AM

Oh, sorry for my delay. I was on an old thread and noticed you are here in Ga. Just wondered if you were happy with yesterdays results. I was. I’m in the Mountains.

Bmore on August 2, 2012 at 1:36 AM

Mixed feelings. Don’t want money spent on mass transit boondoggles but we desperately need road improvements/expansion to ease traffic into Atlanta.

Buy Danish on August 2, 2012 at 1:46 AM

Those racist Teapartiers sure do elect a lot of minorities.

We can sure count on the media to point that out even though it runs counter to the negative narrative they assaulted the Tea Party with.

/sarc

OxyCon on August 2, 2012 at 1:46 AM

angrymike on August 2, 2012 at 1:39 AM

Bravo, Mike! Tell her I’m proud of her, too!

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2012 at 1:47 AM

TXUS on August 2, 2012 at 1:43 AM

LOL! As much as I appreciate the offer… and the sacrifice… I think I’ll let you off the hook on this one!

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2012 at 1:48 AM

Besame Mucho

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2012 at 1:23 AM

Oh, I see now, very nice. ; )

Bmore on August 2, 2012 at 1:49 AM

swalker
your in Kalifornia, right? Well if the SHTF, make your way to Ohio, I think I got something laying around to help protect you and yours……….

angrymike on August 2, 2012 at 1:50 AM

Bmore on August 2, 2012 at 1:45 AM

Good evening, B! You missed my favorite version of ‘Amado Mio” and the magnificent Cesaria Evora singing “Besame Mucho”.

How are you this evening, Bmore?

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2012 at 1:50 AM

That’s a very sweet offer, TXUS, but I’m afraid, even with my best efforts, I couldn’t manage to look like a boy.

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2012 at 1:36 AM

… nope.

Climbatize

Axe on August 2, 2012 at 1:51 AM

So the fact that the House has voted to repeal ObamaCare, what, two or three times means nothing?

Yeah thats exactly what it meant…nothing, and they all knew that when they voted.

Its political theater meant for the goobers.

Your position seems to be that all is lost and there is nothing we can do.

AZfederalist on August 2, 2012 at 1:41 AM

I haven’t said everything is lost.

What I have said is that its a fools game to believe that these men are going to become something they have shown no signs of ever being.

I don’t know what is going to happen, but I can say what isn’t. These men aren’t going to drink a fresh gallon of guts, nor are they suddenly going to embrace conservative ideals.

sharrukin on August 2, 2012 at 1:52 AM

SWalker on August 2, 2012 at 1:41 AM

Odd quirk we heterosexuals seem to have in common… in that we actually prefer the opposite sex! Go figure!:)

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2012 at 1:53 AM

Mixed feelings. Don’t want money spent on mass transit boondoggles but we desperately need road improvements/expansion to ease traffic into Atlanta.

Buy Danish on August 2, 2012 at 1:46 AM

I work down in the city quite a bit. Traffic up and down the 85 corridor is terrible. I here the other side 75 is just as bad. Not to mention the fruit loop. Of course I’m not happy with Peachpass. The better half and I can’t HOV now without pay. Stupid, the lanes are near empty, meanwhile nothing else moves. 400 never lost the toll after all the promises. I just don’t trust them with more dough. Are you affected commute wise. In or out of the fruit loop?

Bmore on August 2, 2012 at 1:53 AM

Good Night sharrukin, Sleep Well.

Bmore on August 2, 2012 at 1:43 AM

Night.

sharrukin on August 2, 2012 at 1:53 AM

Jack….e
ya it was funny, she called me at 11:25 am to tell me where she was * shakes head *, she stays away from politics, but she was damn well gonna get her a chicken sandwich today……;-)

angrymike on August 2, 2012 at 1:54 AM

Yeah thats exactly what it meant…nothing, and they all knew that when they voted.

Its political theater meant for the goobers.

Your position seems to be that all is lost and there is nothing we can do.

AZfederalist on August 2, 2012 at 1:41 AM
I haven’t said everything is lost.

What I have said is that its a fools game to believe that these men are going to become something they have shown no signs of ever being.

I don’t know what is going to happen, but I can say what isn’t. These men aren’t going to drink a fresh gallon of guts, nor are they suddenly going to embrace conservative ideals.

sharrukin on August 2, 2012 at 1:52 AM

1. Yes is was political theater, but they will have to do it for real, there is too much public pressure and Tea Party pressure.

2. Again, I don’t like these guys either, but what’s your alternative? Bury your head in the sand and allow Obama, Reid, and Pelosi to decide our fate??

LevinFan on August 2, 2012 at 1:55 AM

How are you this evening, Bmore?

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2012 at 1:50 AM

Very well Jackie, thank you. I’ll go back and fetch that little tune straight away. Hope you are well. The morning crew spotted us all pain relief this a.m. LOL! I felt pretty good considering. LOL!

Bmore on August 2, 2012 at 1:56 AM

Or should I have said fairly well, no matter.

Bmore on August 2, 2012 at 1:56 AM

Night.

sharrukin on August 2, 2012 at 1:53 AM

LOL! I see what you did there.

Bmore on August 2, 2012 at 1:57 AM

angrymike on August 2, 2012 at 1:54 AM

That’s very cool. I like people with determination who stand up for what they believe. I like her already!

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2012 at 1:57 AM

BD sorry, here =hear.

Bmore on August 2, 2012 at 1:58 AM

So the fact that the House has voted to repeal ObamaCare, what, two or three times means nothing?

You want to be all doom and gloom, go right ahead. Your position seems to be that all is lost and there is nothing we can do. The founders would be so proud of such an attitude. After all, it’s not like they were facing overwhelming odds, a divided populace, tory sympathizers, and the troops of a major world power or anything when they penned the Declaration of Independence and backed it up with action.

Enjoy the shadows of your little black cloud. I’m not ready to throw in the towel yet.

AZfederalist on August 2, 2012 at 1:41 AM

THIS ^^^^ + 1000 !!!

I love the point about the Founders.

Look, no one is happy with the RINOs in COngress or our nominee. What are we supposed to do, just say screw it and give up???

If the naysayers spent half as much time actually trying to push for conservative candidates and defeating obama as they do
b!tching about Romney then we’d be all set!

LevinFan on August 2, 2012 at 1:58 AM

Axe on August 2, 2012 at 1:51 AM

wow… that’s some intense studio work.

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2012 at 1:59 AM

Good evening, Scrumpy! I hope you’re well this evening!

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2012 at 2:00 AM

swalker
your in Kalifornia, right? Well if the SHTF, make your way to Ohio, I think I got something laying around to help protect you and yours……….

angrymike on August 2, 2012 at 1:50 AM

While I genuinely appreciate the offer, The Peoples Republic of California is where I intend to make my stand. This is where my family is, and while we are primarily by choice peaceful law abiding tax paying citizens, if and when the SHTF, we are not the people you want to be phucking with.

SWalker on August 2, 2012 at 2:01 AM

Amado Mio

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2012 at 1:02 AM

I borrowed this from the comment section there. Not quite sure how I’ll return it. Sweet tune though.

♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸❤♪♫•*¨* Pink Martini ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸❤♪♫•*¨* Λατρεία!!!

Jackie are you a dancer?

Bmore on August 2, 2012 at 2:02 AM

Bmore on August 2, 2012 at 1:56 AM

I’m glad there was no hang over. I felt well, too!

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2012 at 2:02 AM

Well it’s time to go to sleepyville …….Goodnight everyone, and stay out of trouble……..;-)

angrymike on August 2, 2012 at 2:02 AM

Warrior Dance

Potential alt:

Jammin!

Axe on August 2, 2012 at 2:03 AM

Jackie are you a dancer?

Bmore on August 2, 2012 at 2:02 AM

Thats not quite the way I should have phrased that.
Jackie do you enjoy dancing?

Bmore on August 2, 2012 at 2:04 AM

swalker
agreed….goodnight my friend……. ;-)

angrymike on August 2, 2012 at 2:04 AM

Bmore on August 2, 2012 at 2:02 AM

When the mood takes me. Why do you ask?

thatsafactjack on August 2, 2012 at 2:04 AM

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