Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on December 21, 2012 by Allahpundit

Things were so bad for Speaker John Boehner Thursday night, support for his Plan B tax bill so diminished, the limits of his power with his own party laid bare, that he stood in front of the House Republican Conference and recited the Serenity Prayer.

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

Boehner nearly cried.

***

Several senior GOP aides said that many of the Republicans were wary of voting for Plan B because they worried it would lead to a primary challenge…

Shortly after 7 p.m., GOP leaders abruptly adjourned the chamber and called an emergency meeting in the same Capitol basement room that they had huddled in Tuesday morning. It lasted less than 10 minutes, as leaders announced they did not have the votes and that the House would not return until after Christmas.

Kelly, who finally came around to supporting the plan, was incredulous, according to Republicans in the room. As others headed for the door, Kelly raced to the front of the room and grabbed the microphone.

“Really,” he screamed, according to Republicans. “We can’t support our speaker?”

***

The vote on Plan B was perhaps the most consequential test of Boehner’s leadership since he took control of the House early last year. Persuading a majority of Republicans to cast a politically treacherous vote to allow higher taxes could have enhanced his leverage with Obama in future talks to rein in the national debt, Republicans said. But failure could imperil his hold on power, said Craig Shirley, a Republican consultant who wrote a biography of former president Ronald Reagan.

“If this was a parliamentary system, tonight’s dissent on Plan B would be seen as a vote of no confidence in Boehner,” Shirley said. “The national GOP is now simply a collection of warring tribal factions.”

***

Speaker John Boehner’s failure to move his “Plan B” tax bill through the House was “an embarrassment,” Obama chief political strategist David Axelrod said Friday.

“They went from ‘Plan B’ to ‘Plan see you later,’ ” Axelrod quipped during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

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2) If part of what President Obama was after was Republican humiliation and disarray, it’s going better than even he could have hoped.

3) It’s possible to envision a scenario where, in theory, going over the cliff enhances GOP leverage. But the emphasis is on in theory. As soon as we go over the cliff, Senate Republicans will almost certainly start peeling off and House Republicans will be even more isolated. Then, they will likely see defections in their own ranks, too, and buckle in a pell-mell retreat.

4) Boehner is in an intolerable position. Either he has the confidence of his conference or he doesn’t. It was a risk to announce Plan B before he knew he had the votes. But if his members don’t have his back in such a high-stakes situation, well then, something eventually has to give.

***

Rep. Steven C. LaTourette, R-Ohio, said Boehner told him that he would call Obama to see about the way forward. But it is clear that his negotiating leverage is tarnished and Republicans may inevitably have to swallow a fiscal cliff deal that heavily skews toward the president’s demands.

“It weakens the entire Republican Party, the Republican majority. It’s the continuing dumbing-down of the Republican Party and we are going to be seen more and more as a bunch of extremists that can’t even get a majority of our own people to support policies that we’re putting forward,” LaTourette said.

***

Reps. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.), Justin Amash (R-Mich.) and Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.), all stripped of prized committee assignments earlier this month because of perceived sins against the party, did a three-amigos end zone dance as GOP leaders struggled and failed to get the votes for a tax-cut bill designed to empower Speaker John Boehner in negotiating the so-called fiscal cliff…

The three freshmen didn’t cost Boehner his “Plan B” bill. But his sanctions didn’t work, and that could serve as a yellow light to other hell-no conservatives that they can flout leadership and not worry too much about the consequences…

A conservative who is on the outs with Republican leaders contended that the failure of the Plan B bill represented “the beginning of the end” for the House GOP leadership team.

***

“Speaker Boehner said today’s bill would pass. His credibility as a leader has evaporated,” declared Ron Meyer a spokesman for American Majority Action, a Virginia-based group, which has trained thousands of conservative activists and says it predates the tea party movement…

“Conservatives won a huge battle tonight. Speaker Boehner can’t get away with his reckless political ploys anymore at the expense of our principles,” said Meyer. “His speakership is on the ropes, and the harder he pushes, the less likely he’ll be speaker come January.”

That might sound far-fetched. But perhaps not—given the trouble he’s having securing votes for this bill. In fact, if all House members show up to vote that day, and actually cast ballots for someone, just 17 members of his own Republican conference can block Boehner’s reelection.

***

“This is a point where his speakership’s on the line,” the member said regarding Boehner. “It’s a big vote and we want to be able to deliver for our speaker.”

At the same time, the member said the names of those who vote against the measure are being noted, an ominous sign after leaders recently pulled four GOP members from their plum committee assignments, apparently in retribution for not hewing the party line.

“You don’t think that list is going to be around for a long time and you need something from the speaker?” the member said. “In this business, if you can’t be here when your friend is in a fight like this, he’s not your friend.”

***

It now appears about 25 percent of Americans will hold Obama and the Democrats responsible, and only about 65 percent of will blame Republicans (with good odds that the other 10 percent will follow suit).

This is the reality with which Boehner must deal. The Republican Party’s reputation isn’t good; the reputation of Congress is even worse. Meanwhile, the president’s approval rating is up to 56 percent in Gallup, his highest level since 2009…

The speaker’s doing what little he can with what little he has. Those conservatives who attack him for a sincere effort to manage an unavoidable defeat, or who are trying to raise money by using Boehner as a foil, are making an implicit case for their own marginalization.

***

What happens now is anyone’s guess. Boehner said last night, and will reportedly say again at a 10:00 am press conference this morning, that it is up to President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to pass their own fiscal cliff solution. The Boehner-Obama negotiations appear to be over. There will be no grand bargain.

The more likely scenarios are that we either go over the fiscal cliff, or Boehner agrees to vote on a Senate bill which extends the current tax rates for everyone making under $250,000. Either way, by choosing to abandon their leader in the middle of high stakes negotiations, House conservatives have assured that whatever final deal does get done, whether its before or after January 1st, it will have to be passed with a majority of Democratic votes. By refusing to compromise at all, House conservatives have completely marginalized themselves, making them effectively irrelevant, not just for the fiscal cliff negotiations, but for at least the next two years as well.

***

Let’s say, then, that Boehner does go ahead and cut a deal with Obama, which in all likelyhood would be worse than the “Plan B” option that failed tonight. Would there be a major revolt among House Republicans that would topple him as speaker? Perhaps. But maybe not. People have been too willing to assume that the defeat of “Plan B” is a rejection of Boehner as a leader. But these are two separate things. Speaking to members today, the sense I got was that rank and file Republicans understand the difficult position Boehner has been put in, with the tax cuts expiring automatically, Obama as president and Democrats in control of the Senate. So, many conservatives may have felt they needed to oppose “Plan B” so they didn’t get their hands dirty voting for what they saw as a tax increase (or perhaps they just feared how it would play in a potential primary challenge). But, these same members could still give a pass to Boehner, recognizing that he’s in a tough spot. Just as long as they get to keep their own hands clean and campaign as true conservatives who stood up to Obama.

***

The Obama White House also seems to have two options: Do they try and save Boehner, or do they try to break the Republican Party. We saw mixed reactions coming from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The statement from Press Secretary Jay Carney was conciliatory. “The President will work with Congress to get this done and we are hopeful that we will be able to find a bipartisan solution quickly that protects the middle class and our economy.” But on the other hand, the reaction on Twitter was a bit of gloating. If the White House wants a big deal — and we think they do — then saving Boehner could seem to be the safer approach. That said, there will always be the question whether the White House feels Boehner could deliver ANY votes for the. But also don’t lose sight of Mitch McConnell. Even though he has strained relations with the White House, could he be a stronger partner on the fiscal cliff and immigration reform than Boehner? That’s something to chew on. The White House also has to restrain parts of its base — there is blood in the water, and there are parts of the base who want to go for the kill. The president wakes up today with more leverage than he’s ever had, but he has to be careful how he uses that leverage…

Here’s a final point we want to make about last night, and it’s a point our colleague John Harwood made on Twitter: For a defeated party, things usually get worse before they get better. In fact, it’s more than likely that last night won’t be rock bottom for the GOP after its losses in November. As Harwood noted, “Political parties with losing hands don’t change until they’ve absorbed lots of punishment. See Dems, 1968-88. GOP not done yet.”

***

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Via Mediaite.

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He had one objective. He came off a winning election, but he still had a recalcitrant House. He wants four years where he can have his own agenda that he can enact. He would be stopped by the House the same way the House stopped it in the last two years. What to do? To destroy the Republicans, to fracture them and to create a civil war in the House, which he has done. And how do you do it? By insisting, as he did, this is extremely clever, tactically on his part. Insisting that the one thing that they had to agree to was an increase on tax rates.

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It’s the End of the World.

Oh… and cozmo is a goofus… ;p

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Tax-hikes all around. Thanks Speaker.

Just start using the long “o” pronunciation of his name.

Capitalist Hog on December 21, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Boehner must go. Period.

wolly4321 on December 21, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Let it Burn..

Electrongod on December 21, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Feel my wrath cozmo….

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 8:38 PM

LaTourette is worried about “us” being called extremists. Gee, the left, the Dims, and the msm have never done that before, right?

We’re extremists just by existing as far as they’re concerned. Screw LaTourette.

predator on December 21, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Here’s to my Mom! A depression baby that had nothing. Her first Christmas gift given to her at age five. I love her, she shares so much of her wisdom with me. If I will just listen. Love you Mom! Merry Christmas!

Bmore on December 21, 2012 at 8:39 PM

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

All right, but all things considered, this should be at the front of the room next to the new flags at all safe houses.

Axe on December 21, 2012 at 8:40 PM

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Who told you?

It was supposed to be a secret, from you.

Do you really feel this way about me?

cozmo on December 21, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Here’s to my Mom! A depression baby that had nothing. Her first Christmas gift given to her at age five. I love her, she shares so much of her wisdom with me. If I will just listen. Love you Mom! Merry Christmas!

Bmore on December 21, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Momma’s boyz of the world Represent…. (yea, I’m a momma’s boy too ;) )

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Here’s to my Mom! A depression baby that had nothing. Her first Christmas gift given to her at age five. I love her, she shares so much of her wisdom with me. If I will just listen. Love you Mom! Merry Christmas!

Bmore on December 21, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Merry Christmas Bmore’s mom!

Axe on December 21, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Mom says R’s are chicken. 0 will continue to runshot over them. They need to act as Men. 0 is little more than a boy.

Bmore on December 21, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Boehner’s failure was that it never should have come down to this. He should have been passing bills and messaging on this weeks ago, immediately after the election.

aquaviva on December 21, 2012 at 8:42 PM

List of House republicans:

http://www.anusha.com/houserep.htm.

Pick one for speaker.

wolly4321 on December 21, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Axe on December 21, 2012 at 8:41 PM

She smiles at you. You like poetry. I told her about the long poem. She likes you. : )

Bmore on December 21, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Boehner surrendered his trousers after all.

aquaviva on December 21, 2012 at 8:44 PM

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

All right, but all things considered, this should be at the front of the room next to the new flags at all safe houses.

Axe on December 21, 2012 at 8:40 PM

The Stout Hemp Rope Party.

Our Motto: Why yes, there is enough Stout Hemp Rope in America to fix all of our problems.

Our Creed: A Fifth Column Treasonous Media Propagandist hanging from every Streetlamp.

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Let it Burn..

Electrongod on December 21, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Why not? We’ve been Flirtin’ With Disaster for years anyway.;)

predator on December 21, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Here’s the very sad reality: Boehner believes he’s doing a great job, and so do his supporters. None of them realizes the damage they’ve done and continue to do to America. Moreover, there is no strong chorus of Republicans calling for Boehner to step aside.

I’ll continue to say the following: The Republican Party is dead.

madmonkphotog on December 21, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Mom says R’s are chicken. 0 will continue to runshot over them. They need to act as Men. 0 is little more than a boy.

Bmore on December 21, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Bmore’s mom=wise and intelligent woman… ;)

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 8:45 PM

We are watching old movies. Old movies are funny!

Bmore on December 21, 2012 at 8:45 PM

predator on December 21, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Oh yeah, good boy.

cozmo on December 21, 2012 at 8:45 PM

I’ll continue to say the following: The Republican Party is dead.

madmonkphotog on December 21, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Please by all means feel free to join the new Stout Hemp Rope Party…

Our Motto: Why yes, there is enough Stout Hemp Rope in America to fix all of our problems.

Our Creed: A Fifth Column Treasonous Media Propagandist hanging from every Streetlamp.

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 8:46 PM

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 8:45 PM

A full well lived life. She is all that is good. I’m happy to be here with her.

Bmore on December 21, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Here’s to my Mom! A depression baby that had nothing. Her first Christmas gift given to her at age five. I love her, she shares so much of her wisdom with me. If I will just listen. Love you Mom! Merry Christmas!

Bmore on December 21, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Waves to the WAVE* not common lady..XO B.
All my love! Give her a peck from me.

bazil9 on December 21, 2012 at 8:48 PM

B

oehner surrendered his trousers after all.

aquaviva on December 21, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Cozmo must be a fan then. :D

bazil9 on December 21, 2012 at 8:50 PM

When does Joe Scar start posting at HA..?

d1carter on December 21, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Please by all means feel free to join the new Stout Hemp Rope Party…

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Can you smoke that too?

JPeterman on December 21, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Boehner, who will always be known to the Resistance as the Speaker Who Lost America, has been a master fiddler. It’s fitting that he would consult with Obama to see if there’s anything he can get him on his way out.

He has been every bit the weak and ineffectual loser his Sally Field-esque acceptance speech led me to believe he would be.

Escort him out and change the locks.

ROCnPhilly on December 21, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Oh yeah, good boy.

cozmo on December 21, 2012 at 8:45 PM

More?

predator on December 21, 2012 at 8:55 PM

bazil9 on December 21, 2012 at 8:48 PM

I have told her about you my dear. She says to give you a hug and a kiss for Christmas and in the New Year. XOXO

Bmore on December 21, 2012 at 8:56 PM

bazil9 on December 21, 2012 at 8:48 PM

We are going to be rich hun. I’ve just invented powdered water. All you have to add is water.

SparkPlug on December 21, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Please by all means feel free to join the new Stout Hemp Rope Party…

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Can we bring torches and pitchforks?

predator on December 21, 2012 at 8:56 PM

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Can you smoke that too?

JPeterman on December 21, 2012 at 8:53 PM

In an emergency, yes… ;)

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Freedom is such an extremist position..!

d1carter on December 21, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Please by all means feel free to join the new Stout Hemp Rope Party…

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Can we bring torches and pitchforks?

predator on December 21, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Can you? They are required emblems of the party… o_O

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Too much guitar for most of you… ;p

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Is there ever tooo much guitar? :D
I liked that link of that one chick you posted a while ago..
she went off. Pretty sweet. A Lita look. Diff name I can’t recall.

bazil9 on December 21, 2012 at 8:58 PM

bazil9 on December 21, 2012 at 8:50 PM

And after I decided to pass on the cheap shot at your expense.

That will teach me to remove my chivalry along with my pants.

cozmo on December 21, 2012 at 8:59 PM

When it comes to predictions those Mayans were pikers.

My Magic 8 Ball would clean their clock.

SparkPlug on December 21, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Boehner hasn’t encountered an issue on which he couldn’t cave. If the Dems do successfully pass new anti-gun laws, Boehner will be more responsible for it than Obama.

Liam on December 21, 2012 at 9:00 PM

I have told her about you my dear. She says to give you a hug and a kiss for Christmas and in the New Year. XOXO

Bmore on December 21, 2012 at 8:56 PM

You better give her one back from me. :)
XO- have a wonderful time B. Glad you got there safe.
And better half.

bazil9 on December 21, 2012 at 9:00 PM

More?

predator on December 21, 2012 at 8:55 PM

“problem loading page”

Besides, I moved on to the hard stuff.

cozmo on December 21, 2012 at 9:01 PM

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Is there ever tooo much guitar? :D
I liked that link of that one chick you posted a while ago..
she went off. Pretty sweet. A Lita look. Diff name I can’t recall.

bazil9 on December 21, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Orianthi, oh she is a smoking guitar god hottie… (I am soooo in ;love with her ;) )

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Too much guitar for most of you… ;p

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Yep. When you have had your fill of Guitar, there is always room for cello.

OK that’s a repeat from last night.

SparkPlug on December 21, 2012 at 9:02 PM

But it is clear that his negotiating leverage is tarnished and Republicans may inevitably have to swallow a fiscal cliff deal that heavily skews toward the president’s demands.

What a load of crap!

FloatingRock on December 21, 2012 at 9:04 PM

“problem loading page”

Besides, I moved on to the hard stuff.

cozmo on December 21, 2012 at 9:01 PM

It was Texas Strut by Gary Moore.

predator on December 21, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Boehner nearly cried.

Oh, dear God, please.

Can we get rid of this impotent crybaby, please?

Midas on December 21, 2012 at 9:04 PM

And Merry Christmas to the family of John Hammar.

predator on December 21, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Link doesn’t work. Has been released yet? Why the blackout on that story a HA?

JPeterman on December 21, 2012 at 9:05 PM

I guess I’m a mommas boy too. Feb 1st I fly over the Berlin wall into MD, we pack her up and drive to AZ. I turned her conservative,,, finally.

Then we go Galt. Ranch in Concho AZ. Chickencoops and all. Elk, deer, squirrel, rabbit, quail, dove. Big garden.

I will use my AR to hunt. 1022, 870, .270.Win.

Need a good horse. 34 acres.

wolly4321 on December 21, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Oh, and as a male guitar player, I have nothing but respect for Orianthi, she has never used her physical attributes to sell herself or her music. No flashing her boob’s or wearing short skirts, it’s always 100 percent about her skills as a guitar player. That is soooo refreshing… :)

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Yep. When you have had your fill of Guitar, there is always room for cello.

OK that’s a repeat from last night.

SparkPlug on December 21, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Or you could go with a blend.

predator on December 21, 2012 at 9:07 PM

It’s a bit old, but still very relevant:

Adam Carrolla Goes Off on Piers Morgan

John the Libertarian on December 21, 2012 at 9:07 PM

JohnG ‏@JohnG405

Hell yeah!!! Laura Ingraham: Sources Say Paul Ryan to Replace John Boehner as Speaker (Video) http://shar.es/hY9XY via @gatewaypundit
Retweeted by Je

JPeterman on December 21, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Link doesn’t work. Has been released yet? Why the blackout on that story a HA?

JPeterman on December 21, 2012 at 9:05 PM

It’s at townhall.com. Supposed to be tonight.

*why are my links failing? hmmmmm*

predator on December 21, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Several senior GOP aides said that many of the Republicans were wary of voting for Plan B because they worried it would lead to a primary challenge…

Doesn’t sound like fidelity to principle had anything to do with the Tea Party sophs refusing to vote. They’ve grown to like their comfy new digs as much as the Rinos.

Hostile Gospel on December 21, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Christmassy

I heard this one this morning

cozmo on December 21, 2012 at 9:09 PM

A conservative who is on the outs with Republican leaders contended that the failure of the Plan B bill represented “the beginning of the end” for the House GOP leadership team.

I certainly hope so because I really want to get America back on the right path so that I can start a family, have kids and try to lead a fulfilling life, preferably sooner rather than too late.

FloatingRock on December 21, 2012 at 9:09 PM

We are going to be rich hun. I’ve just invented powdered water. All you have to add is water.

SparkPlug on December 21, 2012 at 8:56 PM

LOL.. oh yeah macadamia.
SP love is free-all I need.
Your welcome to come to my moving in house party.
You have to wear that Al Sharpton pimp jumpsuit though.
My mom will be impressed, as will the locals.

bazil9 on December 21, 2012 at 9:09 PM

“It weakens the entire Republican Party, the Republican majority. It’s the continuing dumbing-down of the Republican Party and we are going to be seen more and more as a bunch of extremists that can’t even get a majority of our own people to support policies that we’re putting forward,” LaTourette said.

The solution is easy.

Boehner resigns.

New leadership puts a proposal together that does better than retain current tax rates, it REDUCES them – for EVERYONE.

Said bill also contains specific and dramatic spending cuts, the net result of which is a budget SURPLUS to reduce the deficit.

Tacked on is a word of advice to the Senate and the President – pass this, do it *now*, or the House *will* not fund a single penny towards *anything* that the Democrats care about (fill in your mental list – no money, none).

Weaken the Republican party, hell – this *can* strengthen it, if they’ll use the opportunity to do so – and a plan like that *will* pass with an overwhelming number of Republican votes, the Dems can sit on it and rotate. Then let people ask why the Dems won’t pass a bill that reduces taxes and seriously addresses the deficit.

Midas on December 21, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Orianthi, oh she is a smoking guitar god hottie… (I am soooo in ;love with her ;) )

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Thats it!

Yes.. I loved it. ty.

bazil9 on December 21, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Bmore,

Tell your Ma I said Merry Christmas. *And tell her good job on that whole motherhood thing;)*

predator on December 21, 2012 at 9:14 PM

It’s at townhall.com. Supposed to be tonight.

*why are my links failing? hmmmmm*

predator on December 21, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Good. I finally signed on for twitter, and some are saying his lawyer got him out while State Department did nothing.

JPeterman on December 21, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Pred!
XO! I love “seeing you”
Merry Christmas. I am in a Bruce mood..;)

BTW..J Peterman was looking for you
last night. I agreed to be messenger.
Ignore if you connected.
Keeping my promise.

bazil9 on December 21, 2012 at 9:17 PM

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Thats it!

Yes.. I loved it. ty.

bazil9 on December 21, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Just don’t forget… I HAVE first dibs on her… o_O (love ya, but KEEP back ;p )

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 9:17 PM

predator on December 21, 2012 at 9:14 PM

I will. I think I wore her out today. She getting sleepy, very sleepy. Lol! God love em!

Bmore on December 21, 2012 at 9:18 PM

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 9:17 PM

That’s what you get for showing her off before the deal is sealed.

Rookie mistake.

cozmo on December 21, 2012 at 9:18 PM

She is, sorry for the grammar typo, maybe I’m the one getting sleepy. ; )

Bmore on December 21, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Yep. When you have had your fill of Guitar, there is always room for cello.

OK that’s a repeat from last night.

SparkPlug on December 21, 2012 at 9:02 PM

haha..I like that because it reminds me of something else that
makes me smile.

Okay..I am a bad messenger.
J and pred posting as I write.
Eh..kept my word!

bazil9 on December 21, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Just stop making the Be All And End All not raising taxes on those making over $250,000 a year and go after all the horrific out of control binge and welfare spending. The vast majority of Americans do not make over $250,000 a year, but at least a clear majority don’t benefit much from all the binge and welfare spending.

VorDaj on December 21, 2012 at 9:21 PM

It now appears about 25 percent of Americans will hold Obama and the Democrats responsible, and only about 65 percent of will blame Republicans (with good odds that the other 10 percent will follow suit).

So be it. The 75% are deeply wrong.

rayra on December 21, 2012 at 9:21 PM

I guess I’m a mommas boy too. Feb 1st I fly over the Berlin wall into MD, we pack her up and drive to AZ. I turned her conservative,,, finally.

Then we go Galt. Ranch in Concho AZ. Chickencoops and all. Elk, deer, squirrel, rabbit, quail, dove. Big garden.

I will use my AR to hunt. 1022, 870, .270.Win.

Need a good horse. 34 acres.

wolly4321 on December 21, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Damn, sounds awesome.

Midas on December 21, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Why can’t Boehner just say he has stomach flu and a concussion and disappear? It worked for Hillary.

VorDaj on December 21, 2012 at 9:21 PM

and will somebody remove the POS ABCnews ad from this page which is trying to force a script on page exit. Have to click ‘No’ literally 14x to get past it, with every page reload or post.

rayra on December 21, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Boner MUST go! Raising taxes proposed by the gop speaker of the house are you kidding me. This is how liberal the republican party has become. First, George H W Bush, read my lips no new taxes (then he raised taxes)- gave us Clinton, now this… God, have some balls GOP, fight for something!

Danielvito on December 21, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Please by all means feel free to join the new Stout Hemp Rope Party…

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Now, that’s a grand conciliatory move towards the Ron Paul cohort Mighty Hemp Leave Party. Conservatives of all stripes unite again?

Archivarix on December 21, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Good. I finally signed on for twitter, and some are saying his lawyer got him out while State Department did nothing.

JPeterman on December 21, 2012 at 9:16 PM

The post was by Katie Pavlich, and she closed it with this:

Just one week ago, the State Department said there was nothing they could do for Hammar.

predator on December 21, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Just don’t forget… I HAVE first dibs on her… o_O (love ya, but KEEP back ;p )

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 9:17 PM

LOL..no worries.
My hands are full. All yours Walker. :)
LOL@keep back.

bazil9 on December 21, 2012 at 9:26 PM

J and pred posting as I write.
Eh..kept my word!

bazil9 on December 21, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Hiya, b9!

Merry Christmas and xoxo!

predator on December 21, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Mom says R’s are chicken. 0 will continue to runshot over them. They need to act as Men. 0 is little more than a boy.

Bmore on December 21, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Your mom is a smart lady. Merry Christmas Bmore’s mom and Bmore.

kim roy on December 21, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Just one week ago, the State Department said there was nothing they could do for Hammar.

predator on December 21, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Of course not. Haven’t you heard? Hilary has a headache.

You right wing ingrates are so impatient.

cozmo on December 21, 2012 at 9:27 PM

God, have some balls GOP, fight for something!

Danielvito on December 21, 2012 at 9:23 PM

How about fighting against something? Like all the welfare and Obama crony spending to welfare queens and kings and crony “capitalists”? Forget trying to protect the upper 1 or 2% from losing their tax cuts. No one ever successfully protected anything, certainly not something like this. Attack!

VorDaj on December 21, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Please by all means feel free to join the new Stout Hemp Rope Party…

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Now, that’s a grand conciliatory move towards the Ron Paul cohort Mighty Hemp Leave Party. Conservatives of all stripes unite again?

Archivarix on December 21, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Quiet frankly, I am a Libertarian leaning Constitutional Conservative. I don’t necessarily want marijuana “LEGAL” but I do oppose anyone going to jail or prison for smoking (unless they are you know, driving under the influence) it or having a reasonably small (say under 10 ounces) amount on their person.

Honestly, I don’t give a damned what you do with your rope, (personally I think it is way to valuable as, well you know, Rope, but if you really want to smoke it… Whatevers… )

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Good evening one and all!!

Just stopped by to wish every one a Very Merry Christmas!!

Having pc probs, and then scripting errors with abc vids on page :-(

So, God Bless everyone…

Happy New Year too!!

I hope Santa brings everyone what they want :-)

Be well Be safe and have fun!!

Scrumpy on December 21, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Just don’t forget… I HAVE first dibs on her… o_O (love ya, but KEEP back ;p )

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 9:17 PM

That does it!

OK Corrall–High noon. -_-

predator on December 21, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Please by all means feel free to join the new Stout Hemp Rope Party…

Our Motto: Why yes, there is enough Stout Hemp Rope in America to fix all of our problems.

Our Creed: A Fifth Column Treasonous Media Propagandist hanging from every Streetlamp.

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Is there a form somewhere to fill out in order to join?

kim roy on December 21, 2012 at 9:29 PM

You right wing ingrates are so impatient.

cozmo on December 21, 2012 at 9:27 PM

True. We members of “The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy” are not noted for our patience.

But we are good at dodging ash trays flung by worn out, washed up, cankled hags.

predator on December 21, 2012 at 9:32 PM

We are missing tunes.

My hand doesn’t like all this action..but i will spin one.

Hysteria when i see spark plug.

bazil9 on December 21, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Laura Ingraham: Sources Say Paul Ryan to Replace John Boehner as Speaker (Video)

JPeterman on December 21, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Dude…!

Seven Percent Solution on December 21, 2012 at 9:34 PM

I hope Santa brings everyone what they want :-)

Be well Be safe and have fun!!

Scrumpy on December 21, 2012 at 9:29 PM

I was gonna ask for an incurable plague that only libs can get, but that’s not very Christmassy.

*oh wait, they don’t believe in it anyway! I say, Santa, one more thing before I close*

predator on December 21, 2012 at 9:34 PM

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 9:17 PM

LOL..no worries.
My hands are full. All yours Walker. :)
LOL@keep back.

bazil9 on December 21, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Isn’t there something incredibly incredibly sexy about a woman who is both very attractive and at the same time has the skills and self confidence to succeed without having to resort to using sex to succeed?

Orianthi Panagaris is no Lady Gag-me or Mado(everybody done her)na… She has risen to the top of her field 100 based percent on her skill. In my personal and perhaps not so humble opinion, there is nothing more attractive or admirable than that.

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 9:35 PM

I take solace in the fact that Boner must be pissing himself about now.

What kind of a d!ckbrain do you have to be to lose the narritive on any economic or fiscal issue with the most prolific spender (and failed president) of our lifetimes?

This pathetic moron actually makes 0bummer look smart.

Have another drinkie johnnie.

Tim_CA on December 21, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Just don’t forget… I HAVE first dibs on her… o_O (love ya, but KEEP back ;p )

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 9:17 PM

That does it!

OK Corrall–High noon. -_-

predator on December 21, 2012 at 9:29 PM

<—– Shoots predator in the back at 10:45 am while he is waxing his mustache… Oh… I'm sorry… did you say high noon… My bad… ;p

SWalker on December 21, 2012 at 9:37 PM

oh good.

I was worried there wouldn’t be script errors 2nite.

Tim_CA on December 21, 2012 at 9:38 PM

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