Quotes of the day

posted at 10:43 pm on August 9, 2012 by Allahpundit

[W]hen will they know? And when will the rest of us know? There’s a school of thought in the extended Romney camp that the identity of the pick will dictate the timing of the announcement. A choice that is more exciting to the Republican base, and to the GOP convention delegates, can be announced late, even at the convention itself, because it will instantly excite Republican loyalists. No need for an extended sales campaign. But a pick that is less exciting to the base might be announced earlier, to give Romney time to build support for his choice.

“If he picks Rubio, he could do that the day before the convention, and it would electrify the convention and be exciting,” says one source who is familiar with the campaign but not part of the vice presidential process. “[The delegates] want Rubio, or maybe Christie, or perhaps Paul Ryan. But if he chooses Portman or Pawlenty, he should do it enough in advance so that he doesn’t immediately go in and disappoint the convention. It gives him time to sell his choice.”

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“[Ryan] is the kind of smart, young guy that Mitt likes and Mitt would have probably hired at Bain,” says Mike Murphy, a former Romney adviser. “He shares the intellectual talent and positive outlook of the guys who Mitt mentored for decades.”…

According to Romney insiders, Romney deeply appreciated Ryan’s willingness to privately share his critique of the campaign during the heated Republican primary, where Romney often struggled to make his case. As he watched from afar, long before he endorsed, Ryan drafted a series of detailed strategy and policy advisories, and discussed them with Romney over the phone. For Romney, those corporate-style memos made a lasting impression — and catapulted Ryan into Romney’s circle, where he has remained since.

“Both men are intelligent and very empirically minded, driven by facts,” says Peter Wehner, a friend of Ryan’s and a former Bush and Reagan administration official. “When he looks at Ryan, Romney probably sees somebody like himself, a person he’d want at his side in the business world or the political world. They approach complicated problems the same way.”

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The case against Ryan, 42, is that he is a lightning rod for criticism of the unpopular cuts in government health programs for the elderly and poor he proposed as chairman of the powerful House of Representatives Budget Committee

That is not a weakness, the conservatives argued, but a strength. They want Ryan’s budget to be the issue and they want Ryan there to defend it.

Such a debate, they believe, could elevate the campaign beyond questions that are consuming it now, about Romney’s unwillingness to disclose more than two years of tax returns for example, or his leadership of the investment firm, Bain Capital…

“It turns the election into an all-in bet,” the aide said, adding, “The concern is that when you go all in, you can lose and be out of the game.”

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The question, it seems to us, is not whether Republicans and their presidential nominee own the Ryan budget, but how they choose to talk about it. Republicans shouldn’t worry about having entitlement reform as part of the campaign debate; they should want it there. The 2012 campaign should be about leadership, and about the failure of Barack Obama to provide it on the big issues, including – especially – on entitlement reform, debt, and deficits. It’s no longer the case that talking about entitlements is fatal. Marco Rubio ran on entitlement reform and won decisively … in senior-rich Florida. The more Rubio talked about entitlement reform, in fact, the better he did, according the campaign’s internal tracking polls. Congressional Republicans voted overwhelmingly in favor of the Ryan budget twice and yet they are effectively tied with congressional Democrats on the generic ballot question…

So Romney, and Republicans, will be running on the Romney-Ryan plan no matter what. Having Paul Ryan on the ticket may well make it easier to defend the plan convincingly. Ryan’s pretty good at that.

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[T]he loud, public calls for Mr. Ryan to emerge as the winner demonstrate again the wariness with which conservatives have always treated Mr. Romney. They suggest that there remains a desire among some conservatives for Mr. Romney to demonstrate that he is, in fact, one of them

[T]he conservatives are also looking past the November election to the kind of White House they want should Mr. Romney win. For some conservatives — especially those who identify themselves with the Tea Party movement — winning is not enough.

For some of those conservatives, a Romney administration stocked with moderate Republicans is almost as bad as a second term for Mr. Obama.

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The clamor you are hearing for Paul Ryan for VP is not about helping the Romney candidacy. It’s about controlling the Romney campaign — and ultimately the Romney presidency. It’s about forcing a platform on Romney, and then dictating the agenda for that presidency’s first year. The platform happens to be suicidal, and the agenda impossible, but that does not matter to the Ryan advocates. They take the old Tammany Hall point of view: “Better to lose an agenda than lose control of the party.”

In that sense, the Ryan proposal is a test of Romney’s leadership. If he accedes, it’s a big surrender of control — and a surrender to many of those who most opposed (and who inwardly continue to dislike) his nomination.

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But the smaller, more Machiavellian point is that Ryan is Romney’s best chance to diffuse the blame if he loses this election. If Romney chooses the proverbial “incredibly boring white guy” and then goes down in November, conservatives will place the blame squarely on Romney’s shoulders: He was a flip-flopping, Massachusetts Moderate with a cautious campaign and a car garage. The narrative, in fact, is already set. In July, the Wall Street Journal editorial page accused Romney of “slowly squandering an historic opportunity.” They would simply have to change “squandering” to “squandered.” And Romney knows it.

But if Romney chooses Ryan — if he makes this the “big election over big issues” that the Wall Street Journal editorial page wants — then his loss will be their loss as well. He’ll still be blamed, of course. But the fact will remain that he took conservative counsel, adopted conservative ideas, named a conservative hero as his vice president, ran on the Ryan budget, and lost to a liberal. The right will not be able to pretend they weren’t on the ticket. They will have chosen the ticket. The right will not be able to say Romney ran a cautious campaign. They will have cranked his campaign’s strategy up to 11.

What’s less clear is what conservatives get out of the deal, save the opportunity to see Ryan debate Joe Biden. If Ryan is named to the ticket and the ticket loses, the loss will discredit the Ryan budget, and empower those in the Republican Party who want to pivot back to the center. Whereas conservatives have some chance of winning the intraparty argument if Romney/Portman loses — “we shouldn’t have nominated the insincere moderate,” they’ll say — they have little chance of arguing that the Republican Party simply didn’t run hard enough on the Ryan budget if Romney/Ryan loses.

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Which VP pick do the Democrats fear the most? The find out the answer, just look at who they’ve chosen for their keynote speech.

ardenenoch on August 9, 2012 at 11:29 PM

DALLAS – Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins declared a public health emergency in Dallas County Thursday due to the West Nile virus epidemic in the area

http://www.wfaa.com/news/health/Dallas-County-declares-state-of-emergency-due-to-West-Nile-165675936.html

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Smack dab in the middle (well, Southeast Dallas) of Dallas too. Wonderful…

anuts on August 9, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Tomorrow doesn’t matter tonight.

Bmore on August 9, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Has Romney asked Mitch Daniel’s wife yet?

faraway on August 9, 2012 at 11:05 PM

In the end, none of them will have any impact on the election.

So, whatever.

faraway on August 9, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Obama will pick Hillary for VP — in order to win re-election.

So, Mitt needs to counter that.

faraway on August 9, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Mitt should wait until the Dem convention is over to announce his pick – Sep 6th.

faraway on August 9, 2012 at 11:20 PM

troll

jaime on August 9, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Ryan is who the Democrats are scared of. The guy fights back and has a knack for describing complicated topics in a way that everyone can relate. Reminds me a little of Reagan in this respect. He was someone that took liberals to task as well.

Really though, the Obama campaign is in full panic mode. The polls are skewing the D/R/I so far that soon, they’ll have to give Obama 50% Dems and it still won’t be enough to get 50% in the poll.

MrX on August 9, 2012 at 11:23 PM

If Romney does go with Ryan(and he remains my top choice for VP), the campaign better be prepared to unleash him on every single alphabet and cable news show out there. DO NOT put a muzzle on him and overly script him the way the McCain camp did with Palin. Otherwise don’t waste our time and just go with a milquetoast squish like Portman or T-Paw.

Doughboy on August 9, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Smack dab in the middle (well, Southeast Dallas) of Dallas too. Wonderful…

anuts on August 9, 2012 at 11:30 PM

The grove?

cozmo on August 9, 2012 at 11:31 PM

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 11:25 PM

But just yesterday the county commissioners passed on aerial spraying.

cozmo on August 9, 2012 at 11:27 PM

cozmo:Just terrfic,we have nasty blackflies and Mosquitos too,
but no West Nile Virus,yet,thank-gawd!:)

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Obama will pick Hillary for VP.
faraway on August 9, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Only if he can swallow his pride, which is doubtful.
Still, it’s a possibility, and the greatest threat to Romney, so yeah, Romney needs to counter that possibility.

topdog on August 9, 2012 at 11:32 PM

cozmo:Just terrfic,we have nasty blackflies and Mosquitos too,
but no West Nile Virus,yet,thank-gawd!:)

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Heck, I think west nile was part of my problem last week.

Most people who get it don’t even know it.

cozmo on August 9, 2012 at 11:33 PM

troll

jaime on August 9, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Your evidence is very damning.

faraway on August 9, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Dire Straits, QOTD song. Tomorrow never comes.

Bmore on August 9, 2012 at 11:34 PM

anuts on August 9, 2012 at 11:27 PM

There is no reason to change the subject and have an entitlement debate now. When people are asked if we need to cut entitlements, they say yes. when asked if we should cut THEIR entitlments, they say hell no. Obama won on an incredibly specific platform of hopenchange. Would he have won if he ran on socializing healthcare? He did that after he conned the masses. We need to win, and hopefully win big with a mandate to cut govt to the bone and implicitly deal with entitlements. no need to trumpet that now. just win baby.

phillysfinest on August 9, 2012 at 11:34 PM

What happened to Ed? He had back surgery?

wargamer6 on August 9, 2012 at 11:35 PM

wargamer6 on August 9, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Yes..Capt. Ed had back surgery!..:)

Dire Straits on August 9, 2012 at 11:38 PM

It’s going to be Lieberman

Conservative4ev on August 9, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Tomorrow is a long time.

Bmore on August 9, 2012 at 11:39 PM

haha

Slade73 on August 9, 2012 at 11:39 PM

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Smack dab in the middle (well, Southeast Dallas) of Dallas too. Wonderful…

anuts on August 9, 2012 at 11:30 PM

anuts:Lovely,stay safe,somehow:)

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 11:40 PM

If Mitt chooses Ryan, he’s taking Scott Walker’s advice about getting serious re: entitlement reform. Bold move. The fur will fly.

gracie on August 9, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Philly- than you better work harder getting the message out that all the entitlements will end themselves. No money.

You know, it’s a simple premise. Any successful gubmint program must end. By definition. Because it solved the problem it was created to fix. Otherwise you go broke, and by definition, those programs don’t work.

wolly4321 on August 9, 2012 at 11:41 PM

laaaaadies and gentlemeeeeeen!

it’s TPAW!

*crickets*

Slade73 on August 9, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Not promised tomorrow.

Bmore on August 9, 2012 at 11:42 PM

There is no reason to change the subject and have an entitlement debate now. When people are asked if we need to cut entitlements, they say yes. when asked if we should cut THEIR entitlments, they say hell no. Obama won on an incredibly specific platform of hopenchange. Would he have won if he ran on socializing healthcare? He did that after he conned the masses. We need to win, and hopefully win big with a mandate to cut govt to the bone and implicitly deal with entitlements. no need to trumpet that now. just win baby.

phillysfinest on August 9, 2012 at 11:34 PM

There’s one small problem with that theory. It’s been tried before by Dubya in 2005 and it was a disaster. He never ran for reelection trumpeting Social Security reform, yet that was the first thing he attempted out of the gate after his 2nd inauguration and the Dems destroyed him over it. He was effectively a lameduck after the double whammy of that and Katrina.

If Romney and Ryan(or whomever his VP will be) are planning to institute major reforms to entitlements, they better damn well run on that platform. Because to hide that during the general election or couch it a bunch vague platitudes invites demagoguery from the Dems and accusations of pulling a bait and switch on the voters(particularly seniors).

Doughboy on August 9, 2012 at 11:43 PM

If Ryan is named to the ticket and the ticket loses, the loss will discredit the Ryan budget, and empower those in the Republican Party who want to pivot back to the center.

Right.

I hate Establishment thinkers. They are complete idiots.

If this were correct the base would now hate Sarah Palin. Not so.

If Romney loses it will destroy Romney. But so far as Ryan is concerned he will go down as the one that came close to saving Mitt Romney.

If Romney picks Portman or another RINO. Well then the Establishment will suffer all of the damage and have no one to blame.

Why I suppose they will find a scapegoat and name that person VP. Their idiotic thinking. Not reality.

Steveangell on August 9, 2012 at 11:43 PM

All tomorrows parties.

Bmore on August 9, 2012 at 11:45 PM

I don’t think it’s one of the “top three”.

I won’t be surprised if it is a complete surprise.

gophergirl on August 9, 2012 at 11:46 PM

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Heck, I think west nile was part of my problem last week.

Most people who get it don’t even know it.

cozmo on August 9, 2012 at 11:33 PM

cosmo:Yuck:)

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Christie. That’s what my sources are telling me.

BoxHead1 on August 9, 2012 at 11:47 PM

i think this will be data driven. If the VA governor helps mitts swing VA then it will be him…same with Portman, or Rubio

I don’t think it will be Ryan. Not interesting enough

But here’s the deal. Obviously barry is heading full left…speechifying about nationalizing this and that happy to hear himself talk

and we have a lot of half wits who will trade free contraception for destroying the economy and all manner of leftist dreams

so whoever it is, we all need to start raising high the roofbeam to let people know what’s happening…if they care

r keller on August 9, 2012 at 11:47 PM

laaaaadies and gentlemeeeeeen!

it’s TPAW!

*crickets*

Slade73 on August 9, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Yawn.

AllahsNippleHair on August 9, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Christie. That’s what my sources are telling me.

BoxHead1 on August 9, 2012 at 11:47 PM

I hear that too. It’s like getting three men in one.

Bada Dum!

AllahsNippleHair on August 9, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Yes..Capt. Ed had back surgery!..:)

Dire Straits on August 9, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Dire Straits:

Wow,I did not know that,and yet,ahem…(sarc)…
…no Press Release!:)

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Craig James!! :-P

Scrumpy on August 9, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Tomorrows just another day.

Bmore on August 9, 2012 at 11:49 PM

wolly4321 on August 9, 2012 at 11:41 PM</blockquote

i get the word out every day. but have you ever heard mitt make that argument? or any of his surrogates. i haven't. that is the problem. our team is not so great at getting some simple messages out. for example, if bain didn't rescue those companies then ALL employees would have lost their jobs. never heard romney make that counter argument. its not my job to get the word out, it's team romneys. but you miss my main point: we don't need to bring it up. it is a political loser like raising taxes. just make the election about obama and economy. we win.

phillysfinest on August 9, 2012 at 11:49 PM

The grove?

cozmo on August 9, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Ha! Close. Still in Dallas. Neighborhood is called Piedmont.

anuts on August 9, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Right.

I hate Establishment thinkers. They are complete idiots.

If this were correct the base would now hate Sarah Palin. Not so.

If Romney loses it will destroy Romney. But so far as Ryan is concerned he will go down as the one that came close to saving Mitt Romney.

Steveangell on August 9, 2012 at 11:43 PM

If Romney loses(especially if it’s bad, like Obama getting over 300 EVs), it doesn’t matter who his VP is. The ones who are gonna get the heat are Romney and the GOP establishment. I don’t care how horrible Obama’s 2nd term is and how seemingly winnable the Republican power brokers may believe the White House will be in 2016, if they think for one second they can force another moderate candidate like McCain or Romney(or frankly Bush for that matter) on the base and not cause a fullscale revolt by the Tea Party, they’re delusional.

Romney better win this for his sake, the sake of the Republican Party, and obviously the sake of our nation.

Doughboy on August 9, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Hi Scrumpy

Romney/Scrumpy

Schadenfreude on August 9, 2012 at 11:51 PM

raising high the roofbeam

r keller on August 9, 2012 at 11:47 PM

That’s a quote but I can’t place it. Where’s it from?

jaime on August 9, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Romney better win this for his sake, the sake of the Republican Party, and obviously the sake of our nation.

Doughboy on August 9, 2012 at 11:50 PM

You left out decency.

Schadenfreude on August 9, 2012 at 11:53 PM

hillary will be new vp for obumble because biden is of no help
and unseen on vacation

we r doomed
im buying norwegian kroners and moving to south america
i will leave the door open for you

losarkos on August 9, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Schadenfreude on August 9, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Romney/Schadenfreude

Scrumpy on August 9, 2012 at 11:53 PM

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 11:48 PM

I believe he mentioned it in a post last Friday..:)

Dire Straits on August 9, 2012 at 11:55 PM

I’ve gots a Google Window open,with,the searchy words:

Latest News on Mitt Romney VP Pick
***********************************

http://www.google.ca/#hl=en&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q=Latest+News+on+Mitt+Romney+VP+Pick&oq=Latest+News+on+Mitt+Romney+VP+Pick&gs_l=hp.12…3977.16946.1.19285.34.24.0.10.10.0.436.4457.0j18j1j4j1.24.0…0.0…1c.HJeeY1FXP0M&psj=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=5003a84749852bba&biw=1440&bih=781
=====================================

And, I refresh to see the latest what pops up!!

The Latest:

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm……

Updated August 9, 2012, 8:24 p.m. ET
Romney’s VP Choice: Mild or Spicy?
**********************************

Backers Split Between Those Urging a Safer Running-Mate Pick and Others Wanting a Bold Move

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444900304577579570614943402.html

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 11:56 PM

What’s less clear is what conservatives get out of the deal, save the opportunity to see Ryan debate Joe Biden. If Ryan is named to the ticket and the ticket loses, the loss will discredit the Ryan budget, and empower those in the Republican Party who want to pivot back to the center. Whereas conservatives have some chance of winning the intraparty argument if Romney/Portman loses — “we shouldn’t have nominated the insincere moderate,” they’ll say — they have little chance of arguing that the Republican Party simply didn’t run hard enough on the Ryan budget if Romney/Ryan loses.

And if they win….

Well if they win then Romney will have no choice but to follow up on what he ran on and we actually might not tumble off of the fiscal cliff. If we win with Ryan on the ticket it shows that 2010 was more than a backlash against Obama, it was a backlash against liberalism. If we win Mitt Romney will have bridged the divide between old-school conservatives that were cautious and new conservatives, those who were born, but couldn’t vote, or about to be born when Reagan was elected who want to fight liberalism rather than bargain with it.

cpaulus on August 9, 2012 at 11:57 PM

If I Die Tomorrow.

Bmore on August 9, 2012 at 11:57 PM

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 11:48 PM

I believe he mentioned it in a post last Friday..:)

Dire Straits on August 9, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Dire Straits:Oops….that’ll teach me,ahem:)

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 11:58 PM

If I Die Tomorrow.

Bmore on August 9, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Nice selection Bmore!!

DJ of the night!! Good job :-)

Scrumpy on August 9, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Romney/Schadenfreude

Scrumpy on August 9, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Hah, I hope not, but they wouldn’t be in the communications pickle they’re in…though the Mitt-adherents around here would have ‘heart attacks and aneurysms’…but we’d win, or we’d give it our soul trying, and the degenerates, with the Chief of them all, would not skate like they do.

Imagine telling the media to their faces that what they consume is Obama’s sh*t, figurative and real, not Beluga caviar, fools.

Schadenfreude on August 9, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Remember, during the primary, when Mitt was on the ropes to Newt in Carolina and he pulled out the “How does a Romney/Rubio ticket sound?!” If only he had added “…cause it ain’t gonna happen!” I’d had respected him more. But then again, that’s Mitt.

AmeriCuda on August 10, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Ha! Close. Still in Dallas. Neighborhood is called Piedmont.

anuts on August 9, 2012 at 11:50 PM

I gotta’ say, you almost had me stumped.

They been spraying down your way?

I’m next to one of the “danger zone” zip codes.

They’ve sprayed around here twice.

cozmo on August 10, 2012 at 12:00 AM

This time tomorrow.

Bmore on August 10, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Tomorrows just another day.

Bmore on August 9, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Bmore:Good tune,is it from the 80′s?:)

canopfor on August 10, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Craig James!! :-P

Scrumpy on August 9, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Mmmmmm-hmmm, treading awfully close there bud.

cozmo on August 10, 2012 at 12:02 AM

If I Die Tomorrow.

Bmore on August 9, 2012 at 11:57 PM

You better not

Schadenfreude on August 10, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Hotair is a Cesspool tonight.

MontanaMmmm on August 10, 2012 at 12:03 AM

City water rationing started today. No rain expected till October.

a capella on August 10, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Hotair is a Cesspool tonight.

MontanaMmmm on August 10, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Jump on in. You get used to the smell, and the decay makes the water warm and ever so slimy.

cozmo on August 10, 2012 at 12:04 AM

a capella on August 10, 2012 at 12:04 AM

A location would be helpful.

cozmo on August 10, 2012 at 12:05 AM

If I Die Tomorrow.

Bmore on August 9, 2012 at 11:57 PM

You better not

Schadenfreude on August 10, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Tomorrow Never Dies

jaime on August 10, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Hotair is a Cesspool tonight.

MontanaMmmm on August 10, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Watch out for the Mosquitos.
Honestly, it’s pretty quiet tonight.

AllahsNippleHair on August 10, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Lincoln.

a capella on August 10, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Philly- so you are suggesting we plan to do it, but just don’t run on it? Like a secret agenda?

We may lose. I’d rather lose sticking to principle. If 51% want to run us broke, there’s not much we can do about it, I guess. But I’m not in to ignoring one helluva problem. Ignoring issues because the left is good at playing the scare game. That’s how we got here. By being scared to deal with it, and now time is running out. That’s what Ryan is saying. And he is right.

wolly4321 on August 10, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Schadenfreude on August 9, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Right on!

Scrumpy on August 10, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Hotair is a Cesspool tonight.

MontanaMmmm on August 10, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Yep.

Since you got here.

jaime on August 10, 2012 at 12:07 AM

“danger zone” zip codes.

They’ve sprayed around here twice.

cozmo on August 10, 2012 at 12:00 AM

cozmo:)
=======

TOP GUN/DANGER ZONE/ KENNY LOGGINS
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izGdf7-zpwQ

canopfor on August 10, 2012 at 12:09 AM

cozmo on August 10, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Hon, I have no clue to whom you refered, I am kidding, and I am no bud!

Explain who you are talking about?

I am Scrumpy…

Scrumpy on August 10, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Maybe we can ask San Fran Nan who Romney’s VP will be..Since she is now a physic and gets visits from the dead..:)

Dire Straits on August 10, 2012 at 12:11 AM

jaime on August 10, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Wow. really.

MontanaMmmm on August 10, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Yep.

Since you got here.

jaime on August 10, 2012 at 12:07 AM

I’m sorry but that’s uncalled for. Montana is a good poster.

gophergirl on August 10, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Maybe we can ask San Fran Nan who Romney’s VP will be..Since she is now a physic and gets visits from the dead..:)

Dire Straits on August 10, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Yeah, I think she had a visit from Stalin in ’09.

jaime on August 10, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Wow. really.

MontanaMmmm on August 10, 2012 at 12:12 AM

What?

jaime on August 10, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Hotair is a Cesspool tonight.

MontanaMmmm on August 10, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Schadenfreude on August 10, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Watch out for the Mosquitos.
Honestly, it’s pretty quiet tonight.

AllahsNippleHair on August 10, 2012 at 12:06 AM

AllahsNippleHair:

These are the Mosquitos,that one should be concerned about!:)

de Havilland Mosquito
**********************

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Mosquito

canopfor on August 10, 2012 at 12:14 AM

I’m sorry but that’s uncalled for. Montana is a good poster.

gophergirl on August 10, 2012 at 12:12 AM

It’s hard for me to tell. She drops in and calls the blog a cesspool.

jaime on August 10, 2012 at 12:14 AM

jaime on August 10, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Wow. really.

MontanaMmmm on August 10, 2012 at 12:12 AM

I like you both.
Into the dome the two of you.
Hug it out.

AllahsNippleHair on August 10, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Explain who you are talking about?

I am Scrumpy…

Scrumpy on August 10, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Craig James is the savior of Lubbock, and SMU. Ran for senator in Texas and ALyT loves the guy.

You could be ALyT incognito.

Some Bain investor told me so.

How are we to know different?

cozmo on August 10, 2012 at 12:16 AM

It’s hard for me to tell. She drops in and calls the blog a cesspool.

jaime on August 10, 2012 at 12:14 AM

It’s because of all the fighting that has been going on. I happen to agree with her – this hasn’t been a real fun place the last couple of days.

gophergirl on August 10, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Hotair is a Cesspool tonight.

MontanaMmmm on August 10, 2012 at 12:03 AM

.
Jump on in. You get used to the smell, and the decay makes the water warm and ever so slimy.

cozmo on August 10, 2012 at 12:04 AM

.
A good sense of humor is a wonderful thing. : )

listens2glenn on August 10, 2012 at 12:16 AM

MontanaMmmm on August 10, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Sorry, MontanaMmmm. Maybe I’m a little touchy tonight.

jaime on August 10, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Into the dome the two of you.
Hug it out.

AllahsNippleHair on August 10, 2012 at 12:15 AM

No fair, I hit on her first.

And I was nicer.

cozmo on August 10, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Watch out for the Mosquitos.
Honestly, it’s pretty quiet tonight.

AllahsNippleHair on August 10, 2012 at 12:06 AM

AllahsNippleHair:

These are the Mosquitos,that one should be concerned about!:)

de Havilland Mosquito
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Mosquito

canopfor on August 10, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Yeah. We could use those for the West angle ones. :-)

AllahsNippleHair on August 10, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Big tent Con, libertarian revolution, the Tea Party, 2010 — all these things we gave the GOP. What do they give us back? Mittens and TPaw.

Slade73 on August 10, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Nile…

AllahsNippleHair on August 10, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Looks like Stephanie Cutter has decided not to do ABC Sunday…hmmmm.

d1carter on August 10, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Naw, she’s just gonna do her hair and make up differently and show up as David Axlerod.

El_Terrible on August 10, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Looks like Stephanie Cutter has decided not to do ABC Sunday…hmmmm.

d1carter on August 10, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Geez I wonder why.

gophergirl on August 10, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Into the dome the two of you.
Hug it out.

AllahsNippleHair on August 10, 2012 at 12:15 AM

No fair, I hit on her first.

And I was nicer.

cozmo on August 10, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Oh, I’d pay to watch that.
I’m sure she could break you in half, Coz.

AllahsNippleHair on August 10, 2012 at 12:19 AM

These are the Mosquitos,that one should be concerned about!:)

de Havilland Mosquito
**********************

canopfor on August 10, 2012 at 12:14 AM

No biggie, I have a 20mm termite gun.

cozmo on August 10, 2012 at 12:19 AM

this hasn’t been a real fun place the last couple of days.

gophergirl on August 10, 2012 at 12:16 AM

I don’t know about the last couple of days, but tonight it’s not very groovy.

Except for Bmore’s music.

jaime on August 10, 2012 at 12:19 AM

El_Terrible on August 10, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Good makeup people can do anything…

d1carter on August 10, 2012 at 12:20 AM

For the life of me I do not know who ALyT is?

I am in OK, not TX…

I only said Craig James to mess with you cuz you said you thought I was this ALyT person, I swear it…

I am not this person…

Scrumpy on August 10, 2012 at 12:21 AM

Does anyone take Ezra Klein seriously…?

d1carter on August 9, 2012 at 11:09 PM

His dog still sh!ts on his carpet, if that tells you anything.

jaime on August 9, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Lol!

Bmore on August 10, 2012 at 12:21 AM

why can’t Michael Vick go more than four plays without getting injured?

Slade73 on August 10, 2012 at 12:21 AM

These are the Mosquitos,that one should be concerned about!:)

de Havilland Mosquito
**********************

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Mosquito

canopfor on August 10, 2012 at 12:14 AM

.
It’s been years since I last read anything regarding British WWII aircraft, but I certainly remember that one.

More than a few Germans wished they hadn’t met one.

listens2glenn on August 10, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Oh, I’d pay to watch that.
I’m sure she could break you in half, Coz.

AllahsNippleHair on August 10, 2012 at 12:19 AM

I’m sure she could…and it would be fun.

Who else would fork over some money for that?

cozmo on August 10, 2012 at 12:22 AM

canopfor on August 10, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Thanks, Can !
In the midst of Arlington (smack dab between D & FW, Tarrant county)… we’re ALL on alert for ANY weirdly flu-like symptoms, which = getteth to the hospital, ASAP !!
Can be tackled, IF tackled EARLY !!

pambi on August 10, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Sorry, MontanaMmmm. Maybe I’m a little touchy tonight.

jaime on August 10, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Me too, gophergirl has it pegged, I’ll just go to bed,
take a break, scared for my kids future.

Thanks for the back up gg, I shouldn’t have added to the negativity:(

MontanaMmmm on August 10, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Here’s something from the lounge to calm everyone down.

jaime on August 10, 2012 at 12:22 AM

why can’t Michael Vick go more than four plays without getting injured?

Slade73 on August 10, 2012 at 12:21 AM

I wish someone would take off his head. Or electrocute him. Or drown him.

AllahsNippleHair on August 10, 2012 at 12:22 AM

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