National crisis averted: House to vote on pork-filled Sandy relief bill by January 15, Peter King to support Boehner for Speaker

posted at 4:51 pm on January 2, 2013 by Allahpundit

An anxious America waits and wonders: Can New York and New Jersey hang on for two more weeks?

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner has assured lawmakers that the House will vote on $60 billion in aid related to Superstorm Sandy by January 15, a group of lawmakers from New York and New Jersey told reporters Wednesday afternoon…

The lawmakers met with Boehner Wednesday afternoon and then made the announcement.

“As far as I’m concerned … it was an extremely positive” meeting, said U.S. Rep. Peter King, R-New York, who earlier Wednesday called Boehner’s Tuesday move a “knife in the back.”

The plan is to vote Friday for $9 billion in aid and then deal with the remaining $51 billion on the 15th. The fact that they’re still talking about a $60 billion package means, presumably, that they’re going to cave and keep all or most of the porky Senate bill rather than strip out the expenditures unrelated to Sandy and vote on a “clean” bill. Taxpayers have to pay the price for poor “optics” here, I guess: If they pass a $30 billion bill instead, the next narrative will be “GOP guts Sandy bill,” possibly replete with another grandstanding Chris Christie press conference. Can’t have that. Better pass it all.

Meanwhile, here’s how seriously you should take Peter “Don’t donate to Republicans” King:

In the span of about six hours, the guy went from accusing Boehner of sticking a knife in New York’s back for slightly delaying a bill that’s destined to pass to supporting him as de facto leader of the GOP for another two years. At least when Christie affects outrage for political gain, he keeps up the charade for a day or two.

Speaking of which, enjoy as the media hero and future No Labels candidate sounds off. Do note that the video below comes from his own press team. And not only are they circulating the full clip, they’re sending around a smaller clip in which he dumps on Congress just to make sure no one misses the political point of all this.


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ANOTHER FREAKIN CAVE

cripe…

cmsinaz on January 2, 2013 at 4:53 PM

National crisis averted delayed. Again.

There ya go, AP. FIFY. You can thank me later. Happy New Year!

oldleprechaun on January 2, 2013 at 4:54 PM

Christie should just go ahead and change to independent now. Spare us the drama.

Captain Kirock on January 2, 2013 at 4:54 PM

stupid party

rob verdi on January 2, 2013 at 4:54 PM

Taxpayers have to pay the price for poor “optics” here

of course…

cmsinaz on January 2, 2013 at 4:54 PM

Fack it! Salmon fisheries built in Alaska aren’t pork for Sandy? Liars all if they go along with this. These guys are jonesin’ for those sweet earmarks and have the shakes as exhibited by the lashing out and incoherence.

DanMan on January 2, 2013 at 4:55 PM

Maybe the ‘rotund talker’ would be a better Speaker than Cry’n-Boy.

belad on January 2, 2013 at 4:55 PM

Rep Peter King: There are no earmarks or pork in the Sandy aid bill.

did he actually read the bill?????

cmsinaz on January 2, 2013 at 4:55 PM

Gee, why is congress only given 9% approval rating???
Everyone seems so calm and in control, so decisive, so attuned to the American people…

right2bright on January 2, 2013 at 4:55 PM

You know they say women are dramatic. We’ve got nothing on these two. My goodness – be a man.

gophergirl on January 2, 2013 at 4:55 PM

did he actually read the bill?????

cmsinaz on January 2, 2013 at 4:55 PM

Yes, their are no earmarks…not just the ear, but the whole freakin pork…

right2bright on January 2, 2013 at 4:57 PM

how will these fat yankee pigs ever survive? suckling off Christie’s man teets? eating cake with Bloomberg? never let a crisis go to waste!

burserker on January 2, 2013 at 4:57 PM

So long as I have breath in my body and strength to speak, I will curse Chris Christie and speak out against any national prospects he entertains.

The Republican Party is at a crossroads. The lessons we learned from 2010 were squandered in 2012, and it’s only by the grace of state legislatures that we aren’t talking about Nancy Pelosi’s return.

To explicitly campaign against the GOP, to kick us while we’re down, for his own selfish aggrandizement and to protect his governor’s chair, especially after his behavior during Sandy, is nothing less than treachery.

Chris Christie deserves to remain governor of New Jersey. But no more than that. His brand of filth should not be visited upon the other states in the Union.

KingGold on January 2, 2013 at 4:57 PM

The NE Moderate Republicans’ Club…doing what they do best.

Sheesh.

kingsjester on January 2, 2013 at 4:58 PM

The fact that they’re still talking about a $60 billion package means, presumably, that they’re going to cave and keep all or most of the porky Senate bill rather than strip out the expenditures unrelated to Sandy and vote on a “clean” bill. Taxpayers have to pay the price for poor “optics” here, I guess:

bangs head on desk

This is why we can’t have any nice Congresses anymore. Too much pork and no courage to stand up to the porkmeisters.

rbj on January 2, 2013 at 4:58 PM

American grandstand…

And I’ll jump, and hey,
I may even show’em my handstand
Because I’m on,
Because I’m on the american bandstand
When we dance real slow
I’ll show all the guys in the grandstand
What a swinger I am,
I am on american bandstand

Fallon on January 2, 2013 at 4:59 PM

right2bright on January 2, 2013 at 4:57 PM

lololol

ya got me there…

cmsinaz on January 2, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Disgusted with last night’s voting, I went down to City Hall this morning and unenrolled myself from the GOP. I changed my affiliation to Independent. I’ll continue to fully support the TEA Party and work to elect and reelect true conservatives, but after almost 40 years of support, I’ve had it with the Country Club Republicans.

TKindred on January 2, 2013 at 5:00 PM

not just the ear, but the whole freakin pork…

right2bright on January 2, 2013 at 4:57 PM

With a friggin apple in it’s mouth and a ring of pineapple slices

Rio Linda Refugee on January 2, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Headline;

Chris Christie Complains the Sandy Bill Delayed by House Leadership and the Hamburglar. But mostly House Leadership.

Marcus Traianus on January 2, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Also, Christie was able to catch the Hamburglar.

Oil Can on January 2, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Don’t understand the hissy fit thrown by King and Christie over this not included in the fiscal cliff bill. Didn’t they understand that a bill for Sandy aid could be it’s own bill? At least they got their names in the news today and looked like they really cared.

supernova on January 2, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Meanwhile real take-home pay under presidente purple lip sucking kools keeps going down.

Fluke him and the reprobates that voted for him.

tom daschle concerned on January 2, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Chris Christie deserves to remain governor of New Jersey. But no more than that. His brand of filth should not be visited upon the other states in the Union.

KingGold on January 2, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Don’t hold back, tell us how you really feel! :-)

Doomberg on January 2, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Just a continuation of the “cut any program you want, just not mine” mentality. We’re doomed!!

Deano1952 on January 2, 2013 at 5:03 PM

Please, please.. I can’t take anymore pics of Christie whaling away, Boo-hop Boehner with tears in his eyes and McConnell with no lips! This is torture! Pure torture!
and not an IQ of 100, collectively.

I want Sarah Palin, a true conservative!

purgatory on January 2, 2013 at 5:03 PM

If they pass a $30 billion bill instead, the next narrative will be “GOP guts Sandy bill,” possibly replete with another grandstanding Chris Christie press conference.

If Christie’s lost AP, then it’s over.

ddrintn on January 2, 2013 at 5:03 PM

“Christie should just go ahead and change to independent now. Spare us the drama.”

Seriously. He’d be wise to do it now too while he has the political capitol. Instead, he’ll probably wait until after he is chastised and BURIED in the primaries just to stick it to the mean old GOP. Either that or go in burial mode on various state run media outlets that are bound to trumpet him. He’s dead to me.

cdog0613 on January 2, 2013 at 5:04 PM

If Congress was a reality show called Survivor Planet, these two babies would not be allowed to show at the tribal council before being voted off EARTH.

What regular human would ever want to be allies with these two panty wastes ever again?

LetsBfrank on January 2, 2013 at 5:05 PM

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner has assured lawmakers that the House will vote on $60 billion [...] Peter King to support Boehner for Speaker

Well… they’re both comparatively open and honest whores. Give them THAT much, at least.

Kent18 on January 2, 2013 at 5:05 PM

No wonder King pitched a public hissy fit, threatening to take his toys and go play elsewhere: It was a subtle but not too quiet way to blackmail Boehner. And, as usual, Boo-hoo gave in to petulant demands. So, Baby Johnnie now gets King’s vote

Maybe a bunch of us Hotairians should meet in DC, get on the air and stomp our feet to squeeze money from the Crybaby of the House. Who knows? We might each walk away with a cool million taxed from working liberals and RINOs who voted for all these petulant elitists.

Liam on January 2, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Rep Peter King: There are no earmarks or pork in the Sandy aid bill.

These people make me sick. Clowns, all of them.

JPeterman on January 2, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Rep. Peter King says he will vote for John Boehner as speaker tomorrow after this afternoon’s movie.

— Kara Rowland (@kararowland) January 2, 2013

Ha! And in one fell swoop, Peter King loses all remaining credibility. What the hell was the point of the childish, unhinged tantrum earlier? You were always going to get your precious vote on the pork, er, “relief” package.

You can’t make this stuff up, folks.

changer1701 on January 2, 2013 at 5:06 PM

purgatory on January 2, 2013 at 5:03 PM

Then go to Conservatives4Palin’s site. Or her Facebook page.

When (if?) she becomes important again, we’ll hear about her again. Until then, she has nothing to do with anything that’s going on.

KingGold on January 2, 2013 at 5:06 PM

I was ambivalent on the vote for speaker. Not a Boehner fan, but don’t know that it matters.

But now, I kind of hoping Boehner loses and his replacement tells King, the bill may have to wait for a month.

STL_Vet on January 2, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Rep Peter King: There are no earmarks or pork in the Sandy aid bill.

Pork… Earmarks….

Those words – I do not think they mean what Rep. King thinks they mean.

UltimateBob on January 2, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Rep. Peter King says he will vote for John Boehner as speaker tomorrow after this afternoon’s movie

LOL!

William Eaton on January 2, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Gov. Christie to finally get his 30 pieces of silver… film at 11…

Khun Joe on January 2, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Remove the Pork and pass the bill.

As for Christie and King – Eff off.

antisocial on January 2, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Then go to Conservatives4Palin’s site. Or her Facebook page.

When (if?) she becomes important again, we’ll hear about her again. Until then, she has nothing to do with anything that’s going on.

KingGold on January 2, 2013 at 5:06 PM

She’s never stopped being “important”. As you well know.

ddrintn on January 2, 2013 at 5:09 PM

I don’t want to hear anyone in three years claiming what a great conservative Christie is

KBird on January 2, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Christie should call his party leader in Hawaii to get some money. He is not a Republican and proved to be a traitor with his big sloppy kiss with O during the election! Tough but Tx, Ky, nor Tenn. never get any help from O when disasters hit!! Go pound Sand(y) turncoat!Karma is tough!!

Marco on January 2, 2013 at 5:10 PM

So long as I have breath in my body and strength to speak, I will curse Chris Christie and speak out against any national prospects he entertains.

KingGold on January 2, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Oh, please. He’s no worse than Mike Castle, who you loved and supported.

The only difference is that Christie is a little more outspoken. And he weighs a bit more.

UltimateBob on January 2, 2013 at 5:10 PM

If the US borrows .40 of every dollar spent (which I think is correct), we are BORROWING $24 BILLION for this ‘aid’ package, including $4 BILLION for “transit”, almost $7 BILLION for a “Block Grant” for Community development, and $800,000 for the new roof on the Smithsonian.

Our grandkids and great grandkids will be paying interest on this new debt.

LASue on January 2, 2013 at 5:11 PM

Oh, please. He’s no worse than Mike Castle, who you loved and supported.

The only difference is that Christie is a little more outspoken. And he weighs a bit more.

UltimateBob on January 2, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Exactly. And he was one of those who sabotaged poor ol’ important Mitt’s chances, darn it.

ddrintn on January 2, 2013 at 5:11 PM

David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog

Spending by the federal govt: $3.85T. Total spending by all US households on food, housing, clothing and transportation: $4.07T.

Resist We Much on January 2, 2013 at 5:12 PM

I still see the iceberg and for some reason we have INCREASED our speed.

Oil Can on January 2, 2013 at 5:13 PM

TKindred on January 2, 2013 at 5:00 PM

I think with that move you’ve displayed more leadership than I’ve seen in the GOP for a decade.
Might have to give that a try myself.

oldleprechaun on January 2, 2013 at 5:13 PM

I don’t want to hear anyone in three years claiming what a great conservative Christie is

KBird on January 2, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Come ’16, and the terrifyingly inevitable Jebbie/Christie ticket: you’ll find Allah (and all the rest of The Usual Gang of CINO Idiots) right here, defending that very claim, never fear.

“Most! Important! Election! EVAH!!!”

Kent18 on January 2, 2013 at 5:14 PM

David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog

Spending by the federal govt: $3.85T. Total spending by all US households on food, housing, clothing and transportation: $4.07T.

Resist We Much on January 2, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Iowahawk rocks. I might just open a Twitter account just to follow him.

UltimateBob on January 2, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Oh, please. He’s no worse than Mike Castle, who you loved and supported.

The only difference is that Christie is a little more outspoken. And he weighs a bit more.

UltimateBob on January 2, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Wrong. Mike Castle is the personification of the Buckley Rule, given the communist leanings of your state and nearly all its inhabitants. Meanwhile, the Witch of Wilmington couldn’t get elected dog-catcher. Ergo, the choice was clear.

There are going to be plenty of contenders to the presidency in four years who are more conservative than Christie and more electable than Christie. I believe Christie may try what Huntsman did, attacking conservatism for his own benefit. Thus, I oppose him.

KingGold on January 2, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Here comes the next one:

http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/01/02/16305284-house-gop-blocks-violence-against-women-act

libfreeordie on January 2, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Good. It’ll be one less thing on the already-clogged Federal dockets and save the Supreme Court the trouble of having to strike all or parts of it down…AGAIN.

Resist We Much on January 2, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Oinktastic.

Pork-Chop on January 2, 2013 at 5:17 PM

KingGold on January 2, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Sorry, I just can’t resist tweaking you sometimes. ;-)

I actually agree with you 100% on Christie.

UltimateBob on January 2, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Wrong. Mike Castle is the personification of the Buckley Rule…

KingGold on January 2, 2013 at 5:15 PM

And your bastardized Buckley Rule gives us political losers like Mitt Romney.

ddrintn on January 2, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Meanwhile, the Witch of Wilmington couldn’t get elected dog-catcher.

KingGold on January 2, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Well, especially since Coons didn’t have to spend a dime on campaigning, what with GOP b1tches doing that dirty work for him.

ddrintn on January 2, 2013 at 5:18 PM

The Republicans are on the ropes. Maybe if they stood up for the conservative wing at least they could be enjoying the beating. There’s something about being right that makes it easier to take.

While i’m here I just wanted to say this: Shut up Christie; you bore me.

markmiclette on January 2, 2013 at 5:20 PM

UltimateBob on January 2, 2013 at 5:10 PM
KingGold on January 2, 2013 at 5:15 PM

.
Lest we forget……… Boobs Biden has been the darling of the fine voters of Delaware for many, many years.

Does anyone really think they can have conservative dreams for Delaware ?

FlaMurph on January 2, 2013 at 5:21 PM

Well, especially since Coons didn’t have to spend a dime on campaigning, what with GOP b1tches doing that dirty work for him.

ddrintn on January 2, 2013 at 5:18 PM

True dat. The Delaware GOP is shameful. She wasn’t the best candidate, but she was their candidate. And they turned their backs on her after their golden boy Castle was defeated in the primary.

UltimateBob on January 2, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Celia Bigelow ‏@CeliaBigelow

John Boehner doesn’t have the votes to win speakership tomorrow. Possibly resignation tonight.

Via Twitter

JPeterman on January 2, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Meanwhile, the Witch of Wilmington couldn’t get elected dog-catcher.

KingGold on January 2, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Kind of hard to get elected when 20% of Republicans vote for the Democrat like the hypocrite establishment R’s did.

topdawg on January 2, 2013 at 5:23 PM

And your bastardized Buckley Rule gives us political losers like Mitt Romney.

ddrintn on January 2, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Don’t give me that garbage. If you think that anyone who ran against Romney last year would have done better, feel free to make that idiotic argument. Otherwise, maybe you can take your “rule” (I think Limbaugh claimed ownership of it) and explain why Romney outperformed your favored Senate candidates by wide margins.

KingGold on January 2, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Come ’16, and the terrifyingly inevitable Jebbie/Christie ticket: you’ll find Allah (and all the rest of The Usual Gang of CINO Idiots) right here, defending that very claim, never fear.

“Most! Important! Election! EVAH!!!”

Kent18 on January 2, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Yeah, “Christie was only acting in the interests of his state! Tenth Amendment!!!!!”

ddrintn on January 2, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Don’t give me that garbage.

KingGold on January 2, 2013 at 5:23 PM

No, what you gave us is garbage. Two Obama terms.

ddrintn on January 2, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Celia Bigelow ‏@CeliaBigelow

John Boehner doesn’t have the votes to win speakership tomorrow. Possibly resignation tonight.

who is Celia Bigelow?

WisRich on January 2, 2013 at 5:25 PM

“Riddle me this, Batman. When is a fish pork?”

“When Congress is in session.”

“Curse you, Batman! You’ll not find the next one so obvious!”

apostic on January 2, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Lest we forget……… Boobs Biden has been the darling of the fine voters of Delaware for many, many years.

And he was the favorite of voters nationwide (with his faithful companion Barky) for the last two Presidential elections.

Must be that gleaming smile of his. Because they can’t possibly like him for his brains.

Does anyone really think they can have conservative dreams for Delaware ?

FlaMurph on January 2, 2013 at 5:21 PM

I still do. It wasn’t that long ago that Pete DuPont was our governor.

UltimateBob on January 2, 2013 at 5:25 PM

And your bastardized Buckley Rule gives us political losers like Mitt Romney.

ddrintn on January 2, 2013 at 5:17 PM

.
Why do you pretend there wasn’t 62, liberally moderated debates slicing and dicing all R candidates last year, with even tons of Dem money along for the ride? All were bloodied- some more than others.

All comers were welcomed.

FlaMurph on January 2, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Otherwise, maybe you can take your “rule” (I think Limbaugh claimed ownership of it) and explain why Romney outperformed your favored Senate candidates by wide margins.

KingGold on January 2, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Maybe you can explain to me how Romney underperformed John Friggin McCain when McCain was running against Chicago Jesus and Mr Electable was running against the Worst President EVAH.

ddrintn on January 2, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Kind of hard to get elected when 20% of Republicans vote for the Democrat like the hypocrite establishment R’s did.

topdawg on January 2, 2013 at 5:23 PM

I suppose she should have given them a reason for them to vote for her, shouldn’t she? That’s her job, after all, she was the candidate.

KingGold on January 2, 2013 at 5:27 PM

when 20% of Republicans vote for the Democrat like the hypocrite establishment R’s did.

topdawg on January 2, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Five’ll get you ten that these were the exact same sorts of shrill, loudmouthed CINO GOP shills who bleated, shrilly and incessantly, that Mittens absolutely HAD to be given unswerving, absolute fealty and devotion in ’12, on the grounds that “he’s the party’s candidate now, after all!”

::spits::

::spits again::

Kent18 on January 2, 2013 at 5:27 PM

Why do you pretend there wasn’t 62, liberally moderated debates slicing and dicing all R candidates last year…

FlaMurph on January 2, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Oh, come off it. Romney was going to be the nominee ever since November 5 2008. Any possible opposition was going to be slimed and trashed into oblivion because only Romney had a chance. Get the exquisite circularity there?

ddrintn on January 2, 2013 at 5:27 PM

Just like chaos emerges around the world because there is no clear American leadership, chaos emerges in the US government for the same reasons. There is no clear American (conservative) leadership.

Appeasement never works anywhere it’s tried.

You can’t freaking appease terrorists. You can’t freaking appease your enemies. You can’t even freaking appease your own children but for some reason the GOP leadership thinks they can somehow win if they just keep appeasing the Democrats.

JellyToast on January 2, 2013 at 5:27 PM

IIRC, little mizz kara is assigned to the Senate beat. So what is she doing in the House?

I’m smelling something.

platypus on January 2, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Five’ll get you ten that these were the exact same sorts of shrill, loudmouthed CINO GOP shills who bleated, shrilly and incessantly, that Mittens absolutely HAD to be given unswerving, absolute fealty and devotion in ’12, on the grounds that “he’s the party’s candidate now, after all!”

::spits::

::spits again::

Kent18 on January 2, 2013 at 5:27 PM

Yep, from the exact same cretins.

ddrintn on January 2, 2013 at 5:29 PM

who is Celia Bigelow?

WisRich on January 2, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Some hotshot on twitter and journalist.

JPeterman on January 2, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Oh, come off it. Romney was going to be the nominee ever since November 5 2008. Any possible opposition was going to be slimed and trashed into oblivion because only Romney had a chance. Get the exquisite circularity there?

ddrintn on January 2, 2013 at 5:27 PM

Then why did just about every other candidate get their turn at the top of the polling, get examined by the primary electorate, and then thrown back on to the pile like so much garbage?

Or have you successfully redacted “Not Romney” from your political history?

KingGold on January 2, 2013 at 5:31 PM

If this guy wins the GOP nomination, I’m quitting the party.

JellyToast on January 2, 2013 at 5:32 PM

Stop yer GD whining, Gutman! We gots Obama for a president and we is broke.

Even your GD hug didn’t help.

New Jersey culture??

Gimme a break!

https://www.google.co.jp/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCoQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DqMm1ewxA0nU&ei=VrPkUIj5L8zCmQWqnIG4Cg&usg=AFQjCNGLAtA-EyK0ptwQuPjjAE9Ev6cimg

Sherman1864 on January 2, 2013 at 5:32 PM

Funny when I called King’s office and confronted them with this article from national review they said NRO was lying

tbrickert on January 2, 2013 at 5:32 PM

Then why did just about every other candidate get their turn at the top of the polling, get examined by the primary electorate, and then thrown back on to the pile like so much garbage?

KingGold on January 2, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Because you squishes had to have your guy have His Turn, of course. Only HE could do it. Remember? And now you and your ilk are going to tell “us” how we can REALLY do it this time!! The only people who should be listening to you idiots are the Democrats. You have a knack for getting them elected.

ddrintn on January 2, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Averted?

a·vert (-vûrt)
tr.v. a·vert·ed, a·vert·ing, a·verts
1. To turn away: avert one’s eyes.
2. To ward off (something about to happen); prevent: averted an accident by turning sharply. See Synonyms at prevent.

So, everything is good now huh? Riiiiight. No more fiscal problems and we can all start drinkin’ that free bubble up and eatin’ that rainbow stew.

MikeA on January 2, 2013 at 5:33 PM

I suppose she should have given them a reason for them to vote for her, shouldn’t she? That’s her job, after all, she was the candidate.

KingGold on January 2, 2013 at 5:27 PM

Why should she? She was the nominee and I’ve always been told by the oh-so-wise establishment that you’re always supposed to back the republican nominee in the general. Oh wait, that’s only when the squish wins. Whenever the conservative wins you stab them in the back on TV, run them down, refuse to support them, undermine their campaign (like they did to Joe Miller in Alaska), and vote for the democrat. I remember how it works now.

topdawg on January 2, 2013 at 5:34 PM

Why should she? She was the nominee and I’ve always been told by the oh-so-wise establishment that you’re always supposed to back the republican nominee in the general. Oh wait, that’s only when the squish wins. Whenever the conservative wins you stab them in the back on TV, run them down, refuse to support them, undermine their campaign (like they did to Joe Miller in Alaska), and vote for the democrat. I remember how it works now.

topdawg on January 2, 2013 at 5:34 PM

You got it.

ddrintn on January 2, 2013 at 5:35 PM

Oh, come off it. Romney was going to be the nominee ever since November 5 2008
ddrintn on January 2, 2013 at 5:27 PM

.
Your so full of it.
So who’s next in line for the “appointment” for ’16……

Santorum ?

Newt?
Ryan?
Rubio?

Ease up on the tin foil.

FlaMurph on January 2, 2013 at 5:35 PM

Which congressman is going to read out loud, on the floor all the Non related pork in this Sandy Bill?

portlandon on January 2, 2013 at 5:36 PM

It would appear that earmarks or pork doesn’t mean what I thought it meant.

Cindy Munford on January 2, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Then why did just about every other candidate get their turn at the top of the polling, get examined by the primary electorate, and then thrown back on to the pile like so much garbage?

KingGold on January 2, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Because the “Conservative Media” is just as complicit as the “Liberal Media” in picking winners and losers.

portlandon on January 2, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Your so full of it.
So who’s next in line for the “appointment” for ’16……

Santorum ?

Newt?
Ryan?
Rubio?

Ease up on the tin foil.

FlaMurph on January 2, 2013 at 5:35 PM

Rubio, of course.

Tin foil my ass. What got Romney the nomination? His great hair? The fact that he so closely reflected the average GOP voter? His stellar organization that apparently couldn’t tell Michigan from North Carolina? What?

ddrintn on January 2, 2013 at 5:37 PM

.
Your so full of it.
So who’s next in line for the “appointment” for ’16……

Santorum ?

Newt?
Ryan?
Rubio?

Ease up on the tin foil.

FlaMurph on January 2, 2013 at 5:35 PM

Jeb Bush

idesign on January 2, 2013 at 5:38 PM

Jeb Bush

idesign on January 2, 2013 at 5:38 PM

Actually, I don’t think it even matters anymore. That game just isn’t going to be played the way it used to be.

ddrintn on January 2, 2013 at 5:39 PM

I suppose she should have given them a reason for them to vote for her, shouldn’t she? That’s her job, after all, she was the candidate.

KingGold on January 2, 2013 at 5:27 PM

She should have promised them free cell phones, bail outs, & endless unemployment benefits. That the only way to win nowadays.

portlandon on January 2, 2013 at 5:40 PM

Why does Chris Christie or Peter King believe that the rest of this country should be paying for the failure of these midatlantic states to plan their infrastructure properly? Where is the money supposed to come from? See… this is why people don’t believe the Republican message. The principles are always expendable when they want something.

Murf76 on January 2, 2013 at 5:40 PM

Maybe you can explain to me how Romney underperformed John Friggin McCain when McCain was running against Chicago Jesus and Mr Electable was running against the Worst President EVAH.

ddrintn on January 2, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Not a fan of Mitt Romney, but…

2012:

O: 332 EVs, 65,899,660, 51.0%, states won: 26 + DC
R: 206 EVs, 60,932,152, 47.2%, states won: 24

2008:

O: 365 EVs, 69,498,516, 52.9%, states won: 28 + DC + NE-02
M: 173 EVs, 59,948,323, 45.7%, states won: 22

So, please tell us how McCain outperformed Romney, again?

Resist We Much on January 2, 2013 at 5:42 PM

Celia Bigelow ‏@CeliaBigelow

John Boehner doesn’t have the votes to win speakership tomorrow. Possibly resignation tonight.

Via Twitter

JPeterman on January 2, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Interesting. Who’s going to be the new vict… uh… sacri… uh… leader? Any names coming up?

kim roy on January 2, 2013 at 5:42 PM

Taxpayers have to pay the price for poor “optics” here, I guess:

Apparently current taxpayers are not having to pay this or any other price which falls within our $1,000,000,000,000 yearly deficits.

Future generations will have to pay for it one way or the other.

This massive, crippling debt being laid upon our descendants by our braying self-righteous “compassionate” politicians is nothing short of serial child abuse of generations yet to be born.

For their sake, I hope our nation’s credit card gets cut up soon and we start living within our means.

MessesWithTexas on January 2, 2013 at 5:44 PM

Pancaked! The Fat Man has done us in, again! Happily, once his re-election campaign is over he will-once again- become a true blue Republican decrying the out of control Washington spending.

MTF on January 2, 2013 at 5:45 PM

If this guy wins the GOP nomination, I’m quitting the party.

JellyToast on January 2, 2013 at 5:32 PM

Quit the party anyways. The fact that we can even entertain this thought is horrifying.

kim roy on January 2, 2013 at 5:45 PM

What got Romney the nomination? His great hair? The fact that he so closely reflected the average GOP voter? What?

ddrintn on January 2, 2013 at 5:37 PM

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Aside from being the most qualified candidate for the job- evah – Smarter and more experienced than your Marxist Fraud – He won more primaries, even though the media despised him.

But those who secretly pine for a community organizer to “connect” with them, will never comprehend the decency that is not, Democrats.

FlaMurph on January 2, 2013 at 5:46 PM

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