Quotes of the day

posted at 9:31 pm on August 11, 2012 by Allahpundit

After a week marred by a not-ready-for-prime-time staffer who had movement conservatives questioning Team Romney’s competence, sanity, and willingness to fight the brass-knuckles White House and Chicago thug operatives, the Romney campaign made the right decision.

And the Right decision

Paul Ryan is fresh, young, energetic, smart, courageous, and ready for prime time.

Paul Ryan is a policy wonk AND a front-line warrior whose budget and long-term entitlement reforms have the entire Dem-Soros-lapdog media machine unhinged…

Paul Ryan won’t cut and run when the going gets tough.

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Romney-Ryan are firmly offering to complete the Reagan Revolution by a) modernizing the social safety net so that it is fiscally sustainable and increases economic mobility and true economic security, and b) reforming the tax code so that it boosts economic growth and reduces crony capitalism. The 21st century would be the American Century, led by a growing, prosperous, confident nation whose government enables the private sector to innovate rather than crowding it out. The American Experiment would be revitalized, fueled by the spirit of democratic capitalism.

As Ryan said earlier today when announced as Romney’s pick, “We can turn this thing around. We can.”

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Ryan refutes the Democratic Party’s bogus arguments. He knows that our domestic spending trajectory is unsustainable and that liberals who fail to get it under control are leading their constituents over a cliff, just like in Europe. Eventually, you can’t borrow enough money to make good on your promises, and everyone’s screwed. Ryan understands that the longer we ignore the debt crisis and postpone serious budget cuts—the liberal equivalent of denying global warming—the more painful the reckoning will be. There’s nothing compassionate about that kind of irresponsibility…

Screw the polls. Republicans will be on the right side of the spending debate. They’ll be on the right side of the substance debate, too. Instead of bickering about Romney’s tax returns and repeating the obvious but unhelpful observation that the unemployment rate sucks, we’ll actually have to debate serious problems and solutions. That’s great for the country…

It speaks enormously well for Romney that he made this choice. It tells me he’d run the country the same way he ran Massachusetts: as a prudent, numbers-oriented businessman.

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Romney’s decision to tap Ryan, the idea man of the Republican Party, is a challenge to President Obama.

In 2008, the central component of Obama’s meteoric rise was that politics had become too cynical and small, and that it was important to have a more substantive debate on the pressing issues facing the nation. His appeal to independents was rooted in this very idea. In the current campaign, Obama has decided that in the face of a weak economy and tepid approval ratings, his path to victory rests on destroying Romney. But with the Ryan pick, Obama has been given a chance to have a substantive debate. After all, it was Obama that helped elevate Ryan in January 2010, when he picked him out of the crowd to acknowledge the congressman had produced a “serious proposal” to address entitlements, even though he disagreed with it.

Ryan is effectively holding a mirror up to Obama.

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It is true that Democrats are licking their chops. And that they will claim a vote for them is a vote to save Medicare. But that’s misguided.

Put another way: Because Obamacare already messes with entitlements, there is greater urgency for reforming the entitlement system. That is, Obama and Biden are the ones who touched entitlements, and Romney and Ryan are coming in to fix them…

Romney has been hinting at this message for some time: Under the presidency of Barack Obama, the United States has fallen into decline. The entitlement problem hasn’t just remained the same; the problems have been exacerbated.

The country needs real changes to restore American greatness. A vote for Obama-Biden is a vote for unsustainability. A vote for Romney-Ryan is a vote for change, and therefore hope that America’s best days are ahead. Or, we might say, Team Romney is all about hope and change — a campaign theme that is known to work rather well!

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Ryan will help Romney govern. If the Republican ticket triumphs in November, having Ryan on-side will help Romney, a non-Washingtonian, navigate the complexities of Capitol Hill. But here it’s important to keep in mind that Ryan is an ideologue and a Beltway wheeler-dealer, attuned to both the possibilities for bipartisanship (recall that his latest Medicare proposal is co-sponsored with a Senate Democrat) and the need to sometimes swallow hard and take one for the team (hence those Bush-era votes for TARP and Medicare Part D). Thus if Romney wants to push an aggressive agenda in his first hundred days or year in office, Ryan will be a natural point person — but if the Romney White House then needs to compromise well short of conservative objectives, Ryan will be capable of negotiating the deal and ready and willing to sell it to a reluctant base. What’s more, having Ryan as a loyal administration foot soldier (whose own presidential ambitions are bound up in Romney’s success) will prevent the Wisconsin congressman from setting up a rival center of power within the party, or becoming a locus of conservative dissent. Some conservatives may think that the Ryan choice brought Romney permanently on-side for their ambitions. But it’s also possible that the choice will ultimately be remembered as the moment when Romney co-opted conservatives instead.

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“Going big has risks, but fewer than going small,” a top Romney adviser told POLITICO early Saturday, after news of the decision broke. “Now this is a race about what the future’s going to look like. … This was all Mitt’s decision. These are two guys who love data, and have a similar way of looking at the world. … Mitt isn’t thinking about Ohio or the Hispanic vote. He’s thinking: ‘I’m gonna be president. Who’s going to help me succeed?’”…

Perhaps so, but Romney and his aides have a lot of questions to answer: If being ready to govern on Day One was the chief criteria, how did Romney, who has scant foreign policy and national security experience himself, overcome the objection that his vice president would have even less? If the basis of Romney’s campaign is that he is a business-minded Washington outsider, what attracted him to someone like Ryan, who has been in Washington since his twenties and has no business or executive experience?

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One Obama backer privately said — not the least bit in jest — that the campaign could now siphon off cash donations for margarita machines, because there was so much to celebrate between now and Election Day.

Another Democratic operative declared the election effectively over — that Ryan was the self-hammered nail in Romney’s own coffin.

“They chose a candidate who is 42, but looks 22, and is a professional Washington politician,” said Democratic strategist Chris Kofinis, a top adviser to John Edwards’ 2008 campaign and former chief of staff to Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. “He helps Romney with not a single state, not a single demographic and he won’t turn a single undecided vote around. He also destroys Romney’s argument that professional Washington insiders and politicians aren’t qualified to govern. He’s a disastrous pick that proves the Romney and Republicans are stuck in some kind of time capsule where they think they can win elections by debating obscure conservative theory.”

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This probably improves Obama’s chances of winning. The Ryan plan doesn’t exactly have a great track record winning elections: It played a large role in the Republicans’ defeat in a special election in upstate New York in early 2011. Romney’s path to victory involves winning an outsized share of downscale white voters, and this plan presumably makes that task more difficult. Again, maybe the focus-group testing shows that opposition to the president is so strong among these voters that it just doesn’t matter, but I don’t think I’d bet the farm on this.

In fact, it opens up an Obama landslide scenario for the first time. I’ve always thought that Obama wouldn’t be able to win more than a two-to-three-point re-election victory, mainly because a president almost never wins the votes of people who disapprove of the job that he is doing, and Obama’s approval rating is unlikely to be much above 50 percent on Election Day. But, while I don’t think it’s guaranteed, this really does give Democrats an opportunity to make Romney so radioactive that people who don’t like the president nevertheless vote for him. If the white working class revolts at the prospect of the Ryan plan, Obama really could match, or even exceed, his 2008 showing.

These types of picks rarely end well. When we think back on the “bold” or “unexpected” picks in history, they rarely have good outcomes.

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Democrats will have to be smart. They should show respect for Ryan for being a serious guy, but then just explain to people, urgently but not over-heatedly, what he’s proposed. It’s just very hard to imagine that middle-of-the-road voters want harsh future cuts to Medicare, massive tax cuts for the rich, and huge reductions to domestic programs that most swing voters really don’t hate. Does this choice work in Florida, with all those old people? If Romney just sacrificed Florida, he’s lost the election already.

And why? To placate a party that doesn’t even want him as its nominee anyway. It’s psycho-weird. But at least it will carry the benefit, if this ticket loses, of keeping conservatives from griping that they lost because their ticket was too moderate. Conservatism will share — will own — this loss.

Is all that “daring”? Well, Thelma and Louise were “daring” too, but they ended up at the bottom of a canyon. If the Democrats handle this situation properly, that’s where this ticket will end up too, and then the rest of us—the people who don’t want federal policy to be based on Atlas Shrugged—can finally and fully press the case to the right that America is not behind you, and please grow up.

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Romney has all but put a neon sign above his campaign headquarters saying, “We are terrified.” There is no other reason for Mr. Play-it-Safe to take such a risk, unless the campaign was desperate. He clearly felt pressed to make a “bold” choice that would be a game changer, and he fell under the sway of the conservative intelligentsia who are in love with Ryan. In short: He got rolled. Conservatives persuaded him to choose their man, a choice that is great for the conservative movement and for Ryan, who will now be set up for a future presidential run, but terrible for Romney…

Ryan’s boosters say he is a great pick because he excites the base. Who cares? Obama has more than taken care of that. Conservatives are voting for Romney not because they love him, but because they hate Obama. Romney’s strongest appeal was that he is really a pretty moderate governor from Massachusetts who could appeal to swing voters who are unhappy with Obama. No more: Moderate voters in focus groups have been repelled by the Ryan plan.

Many pundits are claiming this choice is going to make the election about “big ideas.” If only. Perhaps the political class will continue to argue about how to deal with the fiscal calamity that is our country, but the campaign will be fought mostly through vicious micro-targeted advertising, which hasn’t generally been known for fostering rich debates among the electorate.

So long, Mitt. We hardly knew ye.

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I’m going to bed. Have a nice night everyone.

Flapjackmaka on August 12, 2012 at 1:41 AM

Yup–beddie-bye for the Dem troll who is out to suppress Republican votes as Obama needs, and failed at the attempt.

Liam on August 12, 2012 at 1:44 AM

Yeah, I need too. I’m probably not going to post much till the election and sleep through the conventions.

Flapjackmaka on August 12, 2012 at 1:41 AM

Promise??

LevinFan on August 12, 2012 at 1:45 AM

I dont like romney. I dont want to stain my conscious when it’s not needed. It’s 2008 all over again here. Vote for the guy and when he loses hate him. It’ll be the same for romney

Flapjackmaka on August 12, 2012 at 1:20 AM

you don’t want to stain your whaaa…it’s conscience, silly :)…conscious you should be, but you aren’t most of the time…

jimver on August 12, 2012 at 1:28 AM

.
I would label it a Freudian slip …

… but (ahem, putting on my best Darth Vader voice)

“The DENSE is strong in this ONE.”

For everyone complaining about the negativity, trolls, etc – please let us ALL remember,

Do NOT feed the trolls, mobys, tantrum voters by replying to them.
Giving them ANY attention only encourages them to keep posting.
They never got enough attention from their parents so they come here to act out.

They will GO AWAY if they are ignored. Thank you.

PolAgnostic on August 12, 2012 at 1:45 AM

7 pages on Ryan, that’s a good start…

Gohawgs on August 12, 2012 at 1:32 AM

That is an excellent start!..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 1:45 AM

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 1:43 AM

I remember that too, darlin’
The neighbor ladies were salivating over Kennedy, and Nixon, not so much…

OmahaConservative on August 12, 2012 at 1:45 AM

Yup–beddie-bye for the Dem troll who is out to suppress Republican votes as Obama needs, and failed at the attempt.

Liam on August 12, 2012 at 1:44 AM

I don’t know what to think of this one… Troll or sore loser, or genuinely a concerned voter? nah… I’ll go with troll but the pancake turner has the right to his/her opinion…

sandee on August 12, 2012 at 1:46 AM

Any of you other jumpers want to go. I’m up for it, just saying.

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 1:46 AM

BryanS on August 12, 2012 at 1:35 AM

Consider the people, like Flapjackmaka, who’s primaries are late, after everything has been decided. I understand that they feel like they never even had a say. I don’t know what you do about it, but I can understand the frustration.

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 1:46 AM

Made me laugh! I’m your fan, Spark, of course, but do I HAVE to call you Snoop Doggy Diddy Sparkplug?

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 1:43 AM

Nope. “The Artist formerly known as Spark” is fine. Ok Spark is better. I’m more like SpongeBob SquarePants than a real gangsta rapper anyway.

SparkPlug on August 12, 2012 at 1:47 AM

Flapjackmaka on August 12, 2012 at 1:41 AM

nite flap: sleep well or pleasant dreams. Whatever bmore deems appropriate

Romney/Ryan2012
Fred

jrsrigmvr on August 12, 2012 at 1:47 AM

KCB on August 12, 2012 at 1:43 AM

Made me laugh! Nice one.

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 1:48 AM

OmahaConservative on August 12, 2012 at 1:45 AM

Poor Nixon, and when he finally overcame it, look what happened!

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 1:49 AM

Hi Scrumpy.

SparkPlug on August 12, 2012 at 1:50 AM

stopped reading there

Flapjackmaka on August 12, 2012 at 1:39 AM

Too bad. Because really, it’s hard to defend an tenuous spot such as your in.

But again, take note: not everyone on here supporting Romney is doing it because he’s our perfect choice …we’re looking at the bigger issue here, which is Obama, his Administration and the last 4 years: A repeat of that is NOT an option…

Get that? NOT A OPTION.

Short of an alien invasion or Ron Paul converting to Judaism on FOX News (including performing a bris on himself) should there be any issue that would keep you from getting the current leadership OUT of office, and someone else IN.

BlaxPac on August 12, 2012 at 1:50 AM

Consider the people, like Flapjackmaka, who’s primaries are late, after everything has been decided. I understand that they feel like they never even had a say. I don’t know what you do about it, but I can understand the frustration.

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 1:46 AM

Perhaps, but they could still have a voice by supporting their candidate before their state votes. I’m in one of those states too and don’t have such a short sited view of things.

BryanS on August 12, 2012 at 1:50 AM

SparkPlug on August 12, 2012 at 1:47 AM

LOL! Oh, good… I much prefer, Spark!

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 1:51 AM

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 1:49 AM

Nixon was the first president I voted for. I just knew McGovern/Eagleton scared the hell outta’ me…

OmahaConservative on August 12, 2012 at 1:51 AM

I don’t know what to think of this one… Troll or sore loser, or genuinely a concerned voter? nah… I’ll go with troll but the pancake turner has the right to his/her opinion…

sandee on August 12, 2012 at 1:46 AM

In all those possibilities you mentioned, one thing is for sure: That person can’t be counted on for any substantive support in even the easiest of situations.

Liam on August 12, 2012 at 1:52 AM

Is anyone wondering about Hillary? Would Barry even ask her to be VP? Would she accept? Is Time Travel possible? Are Ghosts real?

SparkPlug on August 12, 2012 at 1:52 AM

Is McGovern still alive?

OmahaConservative on August 12, 2012 at 1:52 AM

Carter was my first vote shamed to say… Four years later I voted for Reagan and I never looked back…

sandee on August 12, 2012 at 1:53 AM

right2bright on August 12, 2012 at 1:27 AM

So what newspapers and magazines do you read isn’t going to be asked this time around?

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 1:53 AM

Una Notte a Napoli

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 1:54 AM

Is anyone wondering about Hillary? Would Barry even ask her to be VP? Would she accept? Is Time Travel possible? Are Ghosts real?

SparkPlug on August 12, 2012 at 1:52 AM

Me, page 1 (maybe 2)…

Gohawgs on August 12, 2012 at 1:55 AM

OmahaConservative on August 12, 2012 at 1:51 AM

Same here but I think back then I voted Republican because my dad did.

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 1:55 AM

Flapjackmaka on August 12, 2012 at 1:41 AM
nite flap: sleep well or pleasant dreams. Whatever bmore deems appropriate

Romney/Ryan2012
Fred

jrsrigmvr on August 12, 2012 at 1:47 AM

HeIIfire, I was just hoping he adventually jump. Old jump or newer old jump, just so long as he jumped.

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 1:55 AM

Carter was my first vote shamed to say… Four years later I voted for Reagan and I never looked back…

sandee on August 12, 2012 at 1:53 AM

I was so proud to vote for Reagan twice. Remember all them damned fools b!tching about that damned Hollywood actor???

OmahaConservative on August 12, 2012 at 1:56 AM

So what newspapers and magazines do you read isn’t going to be asked this time around?

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 1:53 AM

Oh no, this time it will be, “So, why do you hate women?” and “What do you think your attempts to ban contraceptives will have on the ability of the ticket to get womens’ votes”.

AZfederalist on August 12, 2012 at 1:56 AM

Hey I guess i need to break out too folks…I’ll see every online later Sunday nite…

Got a full day of yard work & prepping for new job…after a 2 year “Bummer of a Recovery”…

If anyone sees Dave tell him the new password is “Puff, Puff, PASS”…LMAO

BlaxPac on August 12, 2012 at 1:56 AM

Same here but I think back then I voted Republican because my dad did.

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 1:55 AM

Lolz! It was my gramps who indoctrinated me…

OmahaConservative on August 12, 2012 at 1:57 AM

Hi Scrumpy.

SparkPlug on August 12, 2012 at 1:50 AM

You missed her and you miss her.

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 1:58 AM

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 1:55 AM

I think he did! I just don’t think he liked the ‘welcome’ that he got from you guys! So he jumped back out!

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 1:58 AM

BryanS on August 12, 2012 at 1:50 AM

The other thing is that for the last two elections, even though we had lots of choices, I was never excited about any of them. Actually it’s probably been longer than that. I still trust the American people but if The Won gets reelected that trust will evaporate.

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 1:58 AM

Bolero

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 1:59 AM

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 1:55 AM

There can’t be a pity party if you jump. Well, there can be but chances are others will be enjoying it without you.

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 2:00 AM

Has anyone seen AXE lately?

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 2:03 AM

Team Romney hope for a 11 point bounce with VP selection and convention exposure may be too high. If anything, why float that out and risk not achieving that.

bayview on August 12, 2012 at 2:03 AM

Flapjackmaka on August 12, 2012 at 1:41 AM

A loon!!..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 2:03 AM

OmahaConservative on August 12, 2012 at 1:57 AM

It hard to buy into the nanny state when you have a rugged individualist in the family. I wish my dad was around now that I am more current events oriented. My dad fought and lost to the IRS twice over what he consider unconstitutional income tax.

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 2:03 AM

Watch Romney’s fundraising go through the roof with this pick. That will be a great measure of “hardly any excitement anywhere.” But I doubt you have the spine enough to own that you were wrong when the numbers come out.

beatcanvas on August 11, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Romney reportedly raised 2 million with his veep pick. Mccain raised 7 million. As the trolls remind me, we all know how Mccain’s ticket ended up.

promachus on August 12, 2012 at 2:04 AM

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 2:03 AM

No but I have been around so little that I could have easily missed him.

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 2:04 AM

A loon!!..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 2:03 AM

He’s out to find every possible reason to not cast a vote for Romney and otherwise push a way for Obama to win. On top of that, to get others to do the same.

Liam on August 12, 2012 at 2:05 AM

promachus on August 12, 2012 at 2:04 AM

Well, we are in a recession and unemployment is 8.3 so that needs to be worked into the equation.

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 2:05 AM

http://youtu.be/BGBM5vWiBLo

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 1:55 AM

we can only hope

jrsrigmvr on August 12, 2012 at 2:05 AM

promachus on August 12, 2012 at 2:04 AM

Nice post loser!..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 2:06 AM

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 2:04 AM

Thanks just the same. I haven’t seen him lately, either.

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 2:07 AM

Today was a good day. I think Jackie smiled my way. We have a serious VP candidate. Game on?

KCB on August 12, 2012 at 2:08 AM

There can’t be a pity party if you jump. Well, there can be but chances are others will be enjoying it without you.

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 2:00 AM

Well it’s a pity he didn’t, I enjoy a good free fall.

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 2:08 AM

Well, we are in a recession and unemployment is 8.3 so that needs to be worked into the equation.

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 2:05 AM

Plus, the $2 million figure was from more than 9 hours ago. They’ll probably end up with at least $3 million when they report the number tomorrow.

Dark Star on August 12, 2012 at 2:08 AM

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 2:03 AM

I just hate not having the patriarchs and matriarchs of the family gone. Not fair that our generation has to take on that role in the family…
I have one aunt living, and thank God she is a conservative, but she is also kind of eccentric…

OmahaConservative on August 12, 2012 at 2:09 AM

Hotair, if they have any control over the software, needs to make something where we can ignore posts from certain authors. Maybe they could male a count of how many are ignoring them. Eventually posting would be such an obvious waste of time the liberal traitors/trolls would evaporate.

Those that want to see them for entertainment could still do it, while us sane folk could turn them off and never look back.

er, yeah. The ‘sane’ part has a lot of /sarc in it.

Wolfmoon on August 12, 2012 at 2:09 AM

Dort Tantz Lu-Lu

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 2:09 AM

jrsrigmvr on August 12, 2012 at 2:05 AM

I think you will like this!..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 2:10 AM

promachus on August 12, 2012 at 2:04 AM

Nice post loser!..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 2:06 AM

Now Dire, where’s your manners, play nice with the native American kid. ; )

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 2:10 AM

I just hate not having the patriarchs and matriarchs of the family gone. Not fair that our generation has to take on that role in the family…
I have one aunt living, and thank God she is a conservative, but she is also kind of eccentric…

OmahaConservative on August 12, 2012 at 2:09 AM

OmahaConservative on August 12, 2012 at 2:10 AM

Has anyone seen AXE lately?

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 2:03 AM

Nope. He is funny.

SparkPlug on August 12, 2012 at 2:11 AM

Liam on August 12, 2012 at 2:05 AM

Good point!..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 2:11 AM

Has anyone seen AXE lately?

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 2:03 AM

It’s not unusual for Axe to leave for weeks at a time.

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 2:12 AM

SparkPlug on August 12, 2012 at 1:50 AM

You missed her and you miss her.

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 1:58 AM

Yep. I miss my B9 too.

Where is 4Grace?

SparkPlug on August 12, 2012 at 2:12 AM

SparkPlug on August 12, 2012 at 2:11 AM

So he disappears often? I thought he’d be around for the fun today.

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 2:13 AM

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 2:10 AM

Why??..You are dealing with a loon!..:)

PS.. I could so pin someone..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 2:13 AM

Dark Star on August 12, 2012 at 2:08 AM

That’s true, that figure is one I heard very very early in the day. I think the news might have mentioned that it was within an hour and that the site was buckling under the traffic.

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 2:14 AM

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 2:12 AM

Okay, I won’t be concerned then! I noticed he wasn’t around today and then I realized he hadn’t been around in a while.

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 2:14 AM

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 2:13 AM

I’m sure he is lurking!!..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 2:15 AM

I could so pin someone..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 2:13 AM

I thought you were already spoken for?…

Gohawgs on August 12, 2012 at 2:15 AM

Today was a good day. I think Jackie smiled my way. We have a serious VP candidate. Game on?

KCB on August 12, 2012 at 2:08 AM

It was a nice day, and cool too. ; )

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 2:15 AM

A lot of us just come and go at HA. Not everyone can stay up all night for the QOTD thread, and some prefer it to any other…

OmahaConservative on August 12, 2012 at 2:16 AM

OmahaConservative on August 12, 2012 at 2:10 AM

I have a 96 year old aunt and an uncle in his late 80′s but I don’t think they are into politics.

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 2:16 AM

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 2:10 AM

Why??..You are dealing with a loon!..:)

PS.. I could so pin someone..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 2:13 AM

Lol! ; )

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 2:16 AM

Gohawgs on August 12, 2012 at 2:15 AM

Maybe he’s talking wrestling!!!!

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 2:16 AM

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 2:06 AM

Looks like you are constitutionally incapable of facing the truth.

promachus on August 12, 2012 at 2:17 AM

As The Years Go Passing By

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 2:18 AM

Gohawgs on August 12, 2012 at 2:15 AM

LoLz..I thought you would get that!..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 2:18 AM

Dark Star on August 12, 2012 at 2:08 AM

lol.

promachus on August 12, 2012 at 2:18 AM

LevinFan — your post earlier about all of us needing to donate, call, etc. I totally agree. I donated to Romney again today & I’ll be phone banking as well (I’m in a red state, so don’t think I’ll need to do door to door — now with internet, the phone banking will be targeting swing states).

I voted for McCain/Palin in 2008, but I was complacent otherwise — relying on the public not voting for Obama after the Rev. Wright and Joe the Plumber “spread the wealth around” things — I mean, it was clear to me he was an American-hating commie. I way, way underestimated the Bush fatigue, the MSM carrying Obama’s water and the power of outspending your opponent 3 to 1. Not to mention the outright voter fraud/cheating. I’m not making that mistake again.

Dark Star on August 12, 2012 at 2:19 AM

I have a 96 year old aunt and an uncle in his late 80′s but I don’t think they are into politics.

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 2:16 AM

My aunt is in her eighties and very politically engaged. She can be embarrassing to my cousins at times, but I go with her to TP rallies and stuff all the time. She is a dear old Roman Catholic who goes to daily Mass, and she loves her Canadian Whisky…

OmahaConservative on August 12, 2012 at 2:20 AM

promachus on August 12, 2012 at 2:17 AM

Please expand!..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 2:22 AM

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 2:16 AM

Lolz..Good to see you!..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 2:23 AM

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 2:23 AM

Hey! How are you?

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 2:27 AM

I loved another…

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 2:27 AM

Dark Star on August 12, 2012 at 2:19 AM

The Dems don’t have the advantages today like in 2008. There is no Bush to run against, and Romney is taking in much more than Obama.

The liblets can’t run on Obama as a positive with any real measurable results. All they have are empty slogans and a hard-pressing need to stifle voter turnout on the Republican side (like the pancaker tried).

The announcement of Ryan as the VP pick is barely 24 hours done, and on a weekend. The MSM are scrambling to get out as many memes as they can already.

This hasn’t even started, let alone gone into full swing.

Liam on August 12, 2012 at 2:28 AM

Need Your Love So Bad

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 2:33 AM

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 2:27 AM

It is all good for me!..I am pleased with the Romney VP pick!..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 2:34 AM

promachus on August 12, 2012 at 2:17 AM

Please expand!..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 2:22 AM

We are waiting!..)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 2:34 AM

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 2:10 AM

Very good.
here’s one for you

http://youtu.be/iqXLY-6n4zA

jrsrigmvr on August 12, 2012 at 2:36 AM

This hasn’t even started, let alone gone into full swing.

Liam on August 12, 2012 at 2:28 AM

Exactly. And part of me cringes to contemplate what full swing is going to look like now that Obama has a record for the first time in his life, so he can’t sell the b.s. “Mr. Hope and Change” like he did last time. The other part of me is fascinated to see where they can go from “Romney is a felon, tax cheat and murderer” though. Fornicating with goats is my bet.

One big advantage the Dems lost since 2008 is controlling the narrative — thanks to social media and Breitbart (RIP). Still, never underestimate the power of the Chicago mob to lie, cheat & steal the GE.

Dark Star on August 12, 2012 at 2:38 AM

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 2:34 AM

I think it’s the right pick I just hope they get their message out. I saw the stupidest MoveOn.Org ad tonight of hands coming towards different people and them yelling to “Get out of my pocket, Mitt Romney”. Very very cheesy.

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 2:40 AM

I’m out. Good night everyone, sweet dreams.

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 2:40 AM

Read this comment posted by winningisfunin the comment section in a thread in Daily Caller:

This was translated into English from an article in the Prague newspaper Prager Zeitungon: “The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.
The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their president.”

bayview on August 12, 2012 at 2:42 AM

We are waiting!..)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 2:34 AM

Say, Dire, how long are we supposed to wait? I gotta have a squirt, ya know what I mean?

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 2:43 AM

Take It Easy On Me

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 2:43 AM

Good Night Cindy, Sweet Dreams.

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 2:44 AM

Cindy Munford on August 12, 2012 at 2:40 AM

Goodnight, Cindy. It was good to see you. Sleep well.

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 2:44 AM

http://youtu.be/UTeXkHfWYVo

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 2:10 AM

Here is another one that speaks to me in a special way. I am sure you like it too.
Fred

jrsrigmvr on August 12, 2012 at 2:45 AM

Good night Cindy.

I’m going to bed too. Good night Jackie! Good night everyone.

Dark Star on August 12, 2012 at 2:45 AM

jrsrigmvr on August 12, 2012 at 2:36 AM

That is a classic LP!!..But Gilmore does an excellent job here!..imho!..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 2:46 AM

Mountain Time

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 2:47 AM

Dark Star on August 12, 2012 at 2:45 AM

Goodnight, Dark Star! See you soon!

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 2:48 AM

Does Mark Levin think for you?

libfreeordie on August 11, 2012 at 9:40 PM

.
Does Keith Olbermann think for you?

listens2glenn on August 11, 2012 at 9:57 PM

…..I think Keith Olbermann shat freeturdordie!
Get out of the car after 18 hours, had to trip Electrongod so canopfor could Bishop and then the next thing I have to see the self exiled turd on a Quotes of the day…it’s not satisfied Flukeing the threads all day?
You guys been slacking!

KOOLAID2 on August 12, 2012 at 2:48 AM

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