Quotes of the day

posted at 10:51 pm on January 16, 2013 by Allahpundit

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus wasted no time in attacking President Obama’s new gun control proposals.

“President Obama’s series of gun control measures amount to an executive power grab that may please his political base but will not solve the problems at hand. He paid lip service to our fundamental constitutional rights, but took actions that disregard the 2nd Amendment and the legislative process,” Priebus said, attacking Obama for including executive orders as part of the response.

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Far from acting as if his work was now done, the president made clear that he is fully invested in seeing his agenda realized — and fully prepared to lead a national movement to loosen the grip of resignation and cynicism in the face of brutality and carnage…

Most heartening of all was the tone the president took. He did not cast himself as an evenhanded umpire far above the fray, handing down ideas that all people of good will would inevitably accept. He acknowledged that the battle ahead would be difficult. He predicted he would have to fight the lie that his plan constituted “a tyrannical assault on liberty.” And he sought to mobilize a new effort to counteract the entrenched power of those who have dictated submissiveness in the face of bloodshed.

“Enough,” Obama declared, insisting that change would come only “if the American people demand it.”

***

It’s the second time in just the past 72 hours where Obama has chosen to ask for everything he wants and leave little (initial) room for compromise. The first time came Monday when the President sought to seize the rhetorical high ground from Republicans by casting the raising of the debt ceiling as something on which he refused to negotiate under any circumstances.

That approach is a marked change from Obama’s negotiating position in past legislative fights in which, Democrats often complained, he negotiated with himself — starting with an initial offer somewhere close to where he wanted to end up and then watched as Republicans pulled him further and further to the ideological right before the deal was done…

His base will love it. Republicans will hate it. The question now is whether it will work to get something done.

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Rapidly accelerating a process that began during his campaign, Obama since November has confidently picked fights with Republicans—and challenged the most conservative members of his own party—on a broad range of foreign-policy and domestic social issues. Besides gun control these include immigration, the pace of withdrawal from Afghanistan and the nomination of Republican senator Chuck Hagel as Defense secretary, a red flag for the GOP’s neo-conservative wing.

Obama in effect is answering a question that liberal political thinkers have asked since the 1970s: how would the Democratic Party behave if it could diminish its dependence on conservative white voters? His forceful moves on all these controversial fronts represent a calculated gamble that the evolution of the US electorate has reached a critical tipping point…

On all of these issues, the president is simply “following his coalition,” said Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, now perhaps the leading liberal group in Washington. “The point I make, in my role [of talking to] the whole coalition, is there’s the possibility of a progressive [electoral] majority that sustains a lot of good things for everybody in it, but we have to deliver [for our voters].”

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“The NRA is continually trumpeting [that] they increased their membership by ‘x’ amount in this month,” Gibbs said on Morning Joe today. “The president has the most exciting campaign apparatus ever built. It’s time to turn that loose. It’s time to turn that loose for something more than just an election. If the NRA’s got a list, then Obama for America has a bigger list and it is time to get activated again.”…

Gibbs thinks the Obama campaign can bury the NRA. “This list will get active and it will do things if the person in charge of this list asks them to do so,” he said, suggesting that Obama campaign volunteers should “get on that old pair of shoes that they knocked on doors with and get out there and do something.”

***

You may agree 100 percent with the president’s position on gun control, but his stagey histrionics, his endless reliance upon human props, his cheap sloganeering, his emotionally driven hectoring: all of that bespeaks a very deep contempt for his audience, which is the American people. If he really believes that surrounding himself with adorable little tots is a substitute for substantive arguments for well-thought-out policy proposals, he thinks that the people — you people — are a bunch of rubes. Unhappily, 51 percent of the American people are happy to endorse his low view of them. There is something peculiar to political enthusiasts, a phenomenon I observed at both conventions this year: People in political audiences know that they are being manipulated, cynically and professionally — and they enjoy it. Obama’s admirers look up to him because he looks down on them, not in spite of the fact. There is something more at play than the mere admiration of stagecraft…

The magic of theater is that is has the power to overwhelm thought: For a moment, you forget that you are watching actors reciting lines that they have memorized and making scripted movements, and you are taken into the world of the play. Obama’s politics of histrionics — the little children, the Sandra Flukes, the imperial stage dressing — also is conceived with the goal of overwhelming thought. That tells you something about the president and what he stands for. The continued success of this traveling medicine show of a presidency tells you something about the American people.

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House Republicans have backed themselves into an awkward place on the debt ceiling: unwilling to vote to lift it, but equally unwilling to take the blame for not lifting it. They’ve been looking for an escape from the dilemma. In 2011 Obama cut them a face-saving deal. This time, he’s insisted, no deal. His White House has rejected every brain wave that might de-escalate the confrontation, including the notorious “trillion-dollar coin” concept. His strategy—as he said at his Jan. 14 press conference—has been to reduce the Republicans’ options to a stark binary pair: “They can act responsibly and pay America’s bills or they can act irresponsibly and put America through another economic crisis.” Or, in other words: They can blow up the credit of the United States—or they can yield. That’s the choice, there’s nothing else on the menu.

Facing that stark choice, Republicans in Congress and the country have indicated to the party base that they will probably have to yield. The president has insisted, however, that Republicans will receive nothing in return for yielding…

A government shutdown would end disastrously for the congressional GOP. Which is precisely why Obama is goading the Republicans to do it. In the words of Club for Growth president Chris Chocola: “They [Republican House members] think this is the only way to get Obama’s attention.” That, of course, is just what President Obama wants them to think—so they’ll do just what President Obama wants them to do. What he wants is not a deal—not anymore, or anyway, not now. What he wants is a reckless Republican overreach, leading to public outrage, leading to a Republican rout. The president has been often quoted as saying he wants to “break the fever.” Translated into plainer English: he wants to break his opponents.

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Chrissy, K9, Jackie, Barb!

KCB on January 16, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Impertinent

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Aggressive…

Try..

Deranged..

Electrongod on January 16, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus wasted no time

…oh gawd!…I forgot RenchedPenis is still there!

KOOLAID2 on January 16, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Gibbs thinks the Obama campaign can bury the NRA. “This list will get active and it will do things if the person in charge of this list asks them to do so,” he said, suggesting that Obama campaign volunteers should “get on that old pair of shoes that they knocked on doors with and get out there and do something.”

they should get uniforms. might as well go full Nazi at this point.

tom daschle concerned on January 16, 2013 at 10:56 PM

500 comments or bust

22044 on January 16, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus

…RenchedPeni$

KOOLAID2 on January 16, 2013 at 10:56 PM

They know not what they do!

MarshFox on January 16, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Evening KCB. I guess there was a thread a few days ago where some of the classy HA ladies outed their real names!

22044 on January 16, 2013 at 10:58 PM

22044 on January 16, 2013 at 10:58 PM

I guess I was being charming.

KCB on January 16, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Facing that stark choice, Republicans in Congress and the country have indicated to the party base that they will probably have to yield. The president has insisted, however, that Republicans will receive nothing in return for yielding…

…RenchedPeni$?

KOOLAID2 on January 16, 2013 at 10:59 PM

500 comments or bust

22044 on January 16, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Not unless anti-control makes the QOTD about anti-control.

RickB on January 16, 2013 at 10:59 PM

“This list will get active and it will do things if the person in charge of this list asks them to do so,”

Like wear brown shirts?

John the Libertarian on January 16, 2013 at 11:01 PM

22044 on January 16, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Good to see you!

KCB on January 16, 2013 at 11:02 PM

He predicted he would have to fight the lie that his plan constituted “a tyrannical assault on liberty.”

So he is OK with his own tyrannical assault on Americans. He just wants to fight whoever dares to say it .

And he sought to mobilize a new effort to counteract the entrenched power of those who have dictated submissiveness in the face of bloodshed.

Also known as propaganda by kneepads media , to demonize his enemies i.e the law abiding non-parasitic American citizens

“Enough,” Obama declared, insisting that change would come only “if the American people demand it.”

So now he is ordering us that we better want whatever he has planned for our destruction.

burrata on January 16, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Evening K2.

KCB on January 16, 2013 at 11:02 PM

They know not what they do!

MarshFox on January 16, 2013 at 10:57 PM

They know exactly, good one…just that they’ve overplayed their cards.

The frogs will jump out of the water. It’s heating up too quickly…maybe.

On the other hand, the R/Cs are castrated and act accordingly.

On the positive, Gov Perry is right.

“In fact, the piling on by the political left, and their cohorts in the media, to use the massacre of little children to advance a pre-existing political agenda that would not have saved those children, disgusts me, personally. The second amendment to the Constitution is a basic right of free people and cannot be nor will it be abridged by the executive power of this or any other president.”

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Club for Growth president Chris Chocola

…is that a mans hair club…or an organ growth organization?

KOOLAID2 on January 16, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Hi EG!

KCB on January 16, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Obama hates black kids, is a hypocrite and always looks stupid.

The thread pictures are hurl-inducing.

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Evening Schad. I liked Gov. Perry’s statement too.

KCB on January 16, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Evening K2.

KCB on January 16, 2013 at 11:02 PM

…but is it a good evening?…I’m getting flu like symptoms from hearing JugEars voice today!

KOOLAID2 on January 16, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Goebbels smiles and orgasms, again.

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Good evening chit-chat’ers… ;p

SWalker on January 16, 2013 at 11:06 PM

KOOLAID2 on January 16, 2013 at 11:05 PM

It’s like playing hold’em and getting dealt 7-2 off suit every freakin hand.

KCB on January 16, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Hi Ken – thank God for him.

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Obama is a cap pistol pretending to be an AK-47.

Little chicken girl cheered on by a peanut gallery.

fogw on January 16, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Hi Walker. Any words of wisdom?

KCB on January 16, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Resist We Much on January 16, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Very nice to see you!

KCB on January 16, 2013 at 11:08 PM

A Proggie — inadvertently — lets the racist cat out of the bag…

Homicides committed in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012: 27.

That is the statistic that has changed everything.

chumpThreads on January 16, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Duly noted that the 512 murders of primarily minorities in Chicago last year CHANGED NOTHING in your estimation.

It takes dead WHITE children to light a fire under the arses of Proggies.

Resist We Much on January 16, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Gov. Perry’s statement needs to go viral immediately.

PatriotGal2257 on January 16, 2013 at 11:09 PM

To the question “will Obama destroy the Republican Party?” – if they let him, they deserve to be destroyed.

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Goebbels smiles and orgasms, again.

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2013 at 11:06 PM

…he’s being rewarded for a job well done…when is JugEars going to reward the Poltiburo Press?

KOOLAID2 on January 16, 2013 at 11:09 PM

KCB on January 16, 2013 at 11:08 PM

U2! :-)

Resist We Much on January 16, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Remember when President Newports promised to slash the deficit in half during his first term?

The electorate is comprised of irresponsible, base imbeciles.

tom daschle concerned on January 16, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Duly noted that the 512 murders of primarily minorities in Chicago last year CHANGED NOTHING in your estimation.

It takes dead WHITE children to light a fire under the arses of Proggies.

Resist We Much on January 16, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Obama hates black kids and is a hypocrite.

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Hi Walker. Any words of wisdom?

KCB on January 16, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Yes my son… Never trust a one handed Muslim used Camel salesman… O_O

SWalker on January 16, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Good to see you!

KCB on January 16, 2013 at 11:02 PM

You too buddy!

22044 on January 16, 2013 at 11:10 PM

On the positive, Gov Perry is right.

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2013 at 11:03 PM

And the Lone Star hits just keep on comin’….

State Rep. Steve Toth, R-The Woodlands, is authoring the Firearm Protection Act, which he says would “make any federal law banning semiautomatic firearms or limiting the size of gun magazines unenforceable within the state’s boundaries.”

The bill would also make it a felony to enforce any such federal law.

Toth told reporters that his phone and email has been inundated with calls of support.

“It’s not going to be hard to get people behind this,” he said. “The level of excitement is already there for it.”

TxAnn56 on January 16, 2013 at 11:11 PM

The electorate is comprised of irresponsible, base imbeciles.

tom daschle concerned on January 16, 2013 at 11:10 PM

The new season of American Idol starts tonight!!11!!!

-Electorate

portlandon on January 16, 2013 at 11:12 PM

First: I wonder whether the president will also surround himself with little children for whatever gruesome festivities he has planned for Tuesday. I rather doubt it.

Second: Why are Americans not embarrassed by this sort of thing?

You may agree 100 percent with the president’s position on gun control, but his stagey histrionics, his endless reliance upon human props, his cheap sloganeering, his emotionally driven hectoring: all of that bespeaks a very deep contempt for his audience, which is the American people. If he really believes that surrounding himself with adorable little tots is a substitute for substantive arguments for well-thought-out policy proposals, he thinks that the people — you people — are a bunch of rubes. Unhappily, 51 percent of the American people are happy to endorse his low view of them.

Obama has been taking lessons from Pallywood. They’ve raised kiddie agit-porn to an art form. Give Obama time.

Resist We Much on January 16, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Schadenfreude on January 16, 2013 at 11:03 PM

In understanding your sentiment it saddens me further, for in the end, a few will suffer greatly so that many will be able to keep their inalienable rights, you are a wise man and are speaking the truth that they know, but in a way they don’t, because they believe that there will be little to no resistance, how wrong they are.

MarshFox on January 16, 2013 at 11:13 PM

TxAnn56 on January 16, 2013 at 11:11 PM

God Bless!

KCB on January 16, 2013 at 11:14 PM

I’m cautiously optimistic, because many states are responding to this unconstitutional power grab by Obama.

22044 on January 16, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Chrissy, K9, Jackie, Barb!

KCB on January 16, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Greetings, Ken!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 16, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Uppity…!

Seven Percent Solution on January 16, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Pssst, Proggies! If They Obeyed The Law, They Wouldn’t Be Criminals

Resist We Much on January 16, 2013 at 11:07 PM

…ok!…I gotta get off of here after that one! I’ve known these facts from government agencies…and I’m about ready to go EXPLETIVE ballistic about the Politburo Press!

KOOLAID2 on January 16, 2013 at 11:15 PM

The electorate is comprised of irresponsible, base imbeciles.

tom daschle concerned on January 16, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Aka moochers, parasites, leeches, freeloaders, sycophants, ad infinitum

TxAnn56 on January 16, 2013 at 11:15 PM

The Child Emperor Obama is an emotional 6 year old and will do anything he thinks he can get away with.

VorDaj on January 16, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Duly noted that the 512 murders of primarily minorities in Chicago last year CHANGED NOTHING in your estimation.

It takes dead WHITE children to light a fire under the arses of Proggies.

Resist We Much on January 16, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Not only that, the thug from Sh1tcago is actively making sure that black and latino gangbangers+drug dealers+burglers+felons
are still able to get and use weapons to kill and commit other crimes.

burrata on January 16, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Finally. QOTD.

Time for everyone to go off topic.

viking01 on January 16, 2013 at 11:16 PM

What’s up twerp. How’s the gun ownership going?

22044 on January 16, 2013 at 11:16 PM

viking01 on January 16, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Fine.
My governor is hawter than your governor.
Just thought that you should know that.
What?

annoyinglittletwerp on January 16, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Aka moochers, parasites, leeches, freeloaders, sycophants, ad infinitum

TxAnn56 on January 16, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Don’t forget maggots and weasels.

viking01 on January 16, 2013 at 11:17 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 16, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Hey you! Glad you could make it.

KCB on January 16, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Not unless anti-control makes the QOTD about anti-control.

RickB on January 16, 2013 at 10:59 PM

People with unacknowledged inferiority complexes amuse me greatly, did you know that?

I put a lot of effort into making QOTD about myself, as I do every thread I post in – I’m quite sure you’ve “noticed” that, too! :D

Anti-Control on January 16, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Anti-Control on January 16, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Welcome!

KCB on January 16, 2013 at 11:20 PM

What’s up twerp. How’s the gun ownership going?

22044 on January 16, 2013 at 11:16 PM

I won’t be able to take my CHL class until the middle/late Feb.
Damn retail work schedule.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 16, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Not unless anti-control makes the QOTD about anti-control.

RickB on January 16, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Now you’ve done it…

22044 on January 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Don’t forget maggots and weasels.

viking01 on January 16, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Weasels are cute. Leave ‘em out of it.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM

22044 on January 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Yeah, Rick was asking for it.

KCB on January 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Grrr. Why is there a commercial for Bill Maher’s show on my boob tube?!

22044 on January 16, 2013 at 11:24 PM

My governor is hawter than your governor.
Just thought that you should know that.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 16, 2013 at 11:17 PM

The boots say it all. (I love this picture)

TxAnn56 on January 16, 2013 at 11:24 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 16, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Not sure that I’d call my current governor “hot” but I am in a perpetual red state likely to be one of the first to declare the New Confederacy.

viking01 on January 16, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Weasels are cute. Leave ‘em out of it.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Personally I prefer chinchilla’s, but I would never deny a woman her Mink coat… o_O (I actually had a pet chinchilla as a teenager, very cute and cuddly) ;)

SWalker on January 16, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Barack Obama the Pyromaniac.

VorDaj on January 16, 2013 at 11:24 PM

We are so screwed.

Jack_Burton on January 16, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Grrr. Why is there a commercial for Bill Maher’s show on my boob tube?!

22044 on January 16, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Where else would you put a boob like Maher?

SWalker on January 16, 2013 at 11:25 PM

The debt ceiling is a political loser for Republicans in the short term… It is better that they lift the debt ceiling this month or early next month… However it is important that they fought this one in public because increasing the debt ceiling will not stop the economic disaster we are living the same as the increase of taxes on those making $ 400,000 would… Economic disaster is the only way to regain power and destroy liberals few years from now…

mnjg on January 16, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Don’t forget maggots and weasels.

viking01 on January 16, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Weasels are cute. Leave ‘em out of it.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Okay, okay…

Don’t forget maggots and varmints….

(apologies to any cute varmints)

viking01 on January 16, 2013 at 11:25 PM

A government shutdown would end disastrously for the congressional GOP

Right.

Just like it did in 1995.

Wait. That brought about Welfare Reform and four year of actual real budget surpluses.

David are you a moron. That sounds great to me.

I guess what he is really moaning about is it was a disaster to the GOP Elite. Their cover was blown. They could not send home the Pork at all like they used to though they sure did try. In fact they tried so hard that many lost their seats.

But is was the GOP Pork Fest and the GOP Elite message in 96 that lost us seats and gave Bill Clinton a second term. Americans simply see no reason to vote for Republicans when they pretend to be Democrats. They only vote for them when they actually have the Conservative message Americans expect them to have. Then they vote for them big time.

Take 2000 a strong Conservative message and we won the House, Senate and Presidency. But we spent like crazy and lost in 2002. Now in 2004 GW still had a somewhat Conservative message but it did not include the House or Senate GW won but we lost seats. By 2006 no Conservative Message and we lost the House by 2008 with a strictly Elite message we lost everything.

But in 2010 we tried a Conservative Message again with the Tea Party historic gains that continued in 2012 at the state level. However the message was Elite on the National level and we lost seats and the Presidency. This 2012 Election really proves Conservative wins Elite loses. Because of the split message. The States with the Conservative Message did great in State elections. Wherever the Elite message was we lost big time.

Time to go Conservative. If Priebus will not then time to fire him or leave the GOP if absolutely necessary.

Steveangell on January 16, 2013 at 11:26 PM

My governor is hawter than your governor.
Just thought that you should know that.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 16, 2013 at 11:17 PM

To deal with King Hussein, his heart must go cold and as bitter as a falcon in the dive.

VorDaj on January 16, 2013 at 11:26 PM

SWalker on January 16, 2013 at 11:24 PM

I’m anti-hunting and anti-fur…so no coat for me. *I do threaten to turn my tabby into mittens…because he acts like jerk. LoL*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 16, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Welcome!

KCB on January 16, 2013 at 11:20 PM

T/y.

How are you?

Yeah, Rick was asking for it.

KCB on January 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM

LOL

One reason I like you is because you are smart. :)

Anti-Control on January 16, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Where else would you put a boob like Maher?

SWalker on January 16, 2013 at 11:25 PM

What’s up Walker.

Keep him on the Help Barack Obama channel, I say (which I do not subscribe to!)

22044 on January 16, 2013 at 11:28 PM

However it is important that they fought this one in public because increasing the debt ceiling will not stop the economic disaster we are living the same as the increase of taxes on those making $ 400,000 would… Economic disaster is the only way to regain power and destroy liberals few years from now…

mnjg on January 16, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Did you mean “fought”? Cause I missed them foughting.

KCB on January 16, 2013 at 11:28 PM

The debt ceiling is a political loser for Republicans in the short term…

mnjg on January 16, 2013 at 11:25 PM

They could just raise it by, say $750 billion, and say not one penny higher for at least a year.

VorDaj on January 16, 2013 at 11:28 PM

I’ve been getting ads…in Spanish. What the FLEURKIES?!!!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 16, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Did you mean “fought”? Cause I missed them foughting.

KCB on January 16, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Yeah, I missed it too.

22044 on January 16, 2013 at 11:30 PM

New Confederacy.

viking01 on January 16, 2013 at 11:24 PM

My great aunt was a founding member of the UDC and was instrumental in getting this monument erected at Gettysburg. So yeah, I’m down with a new confederacy.

TxAnn56 on January 16, 2013 at 11:30 PM

KOOLAID2 on January 16, 2013 at 11:15 PM

You know, come to think of it, I am kind of surprised that Obama hasn’t moved on banning “colonialist, assault ladders.”

After all, those nasty Dutch soldiers used one of those “colonialist, assault ladders” to kill his step-grandpappy in Indonesia when he was hanging the drapes.

I’m unsure, however, if they used MK-ULTRA on grandpops and caused him to subconsciously will the “colonialist, assault ladder” to attack him or if they used a remote detonator to make the “colonialist, assault ladder” heave old grandpappy off of it.

All we know, ‘cuz “Obama, The Wise, Benevolent, And Honest,” told us in “Dreams From My Father”, is that Dutch soldiers killed his step-grandpappy and David Maraniss, who wrote the definitive Obama biography, learned that old pops died from a fall off of a ladder while hanging drapes.

And, no, neither the ladder nor the drapes were “composites.” So, don’t even go there…

Resist We Much on January 16, 2013 at 11:30 PM

i do believe this is the stupidest line that Frum has ever written. I know that’s saying a lot…but does Frum think the coin idea is good? that obama was actually testing the water????

Frum is an idiot…it was an fruitcake thought pushed into the open by fruitcake Nalder…then pushed by other fuitcakes like krugman. the whole think was a joke…if the US were to do that, the world would have a stroke…many layers of morons

This time, he’s insisted, no deal. His White House has rejected every brain wave that might de-escalate the confrontation, including the notorious “trillion-dollar coin” concept.

Frum is like Powell…they are nothing if they are not flogging Rs….how venal and stupid

r keller on January 16, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Never have a pet you can’t wear or eat. That’s what I always say…

(dodges tomatoes and sharp rocks)

viking01 on January 16, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Did you mean “fought”? Cause I missed them foughting.

KCB on January 16, 2013 at 11:28 PM

They did… Not to the degree that some in the base want them do but they did…

mnjg on January 16, 2013 at 11:31 PM

KCB, who is K9?

Bmore on January 16, 2013 at 11:32 PM

Evenin’ all :-)
I have arrived!!

Scrumpy on January 16, 2013 at 11:32 PM

The debt ceiling is a political loser for Republicans in the short term…

mnjg on January 16, 2013 at 11:25 PM

They could just raise it by, say $750 billion, and say not one penny higher for at least a year.

VorDaj on January 16, 2013 at 11:28 PM

OR, they could simply refuse to raise it and force the government to cut it’s spending.

SWalker on January 16, 2013 at 11:33 PM

mnjg on January 16, 2013 at 11:31 PM

Agree to disagree.

KCB on January 16, 2013 at 11:33 PM

I’m all for raising the debt ceiling… by five bucks… then telling Barky to ,er, SIUHA.

viking01 on January 16, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Bmore on January 16, 2013 at 11:32 PM

Hi B! It is B9, but per the rules set forth by her on last night’s QOTD, only I can call her that. She may give that privilege to others as time passes… I do not know why I got the honor, but I cherish it.

KCB on January 16, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Scrumpy on January 16, 2013 at 11:32 PM

How’s Tigger?

KCB on January 16, 2013 at 11:37 PM

you old-testament savages don’t deserve this brilliant, brave President we have. It only heartens me to know how much America hates your kind and showed it by rejecting you in November.

DBear on January 16, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Bmore on January 16, 2013 at 11:32 PM

In the other thread you kept talking about hunting on the shore and referring to Maryland, I am assuming you mean the eastern shore, which is really the Delmarva Peninsula, and when you say hunting I am guessing you mean anywhere south of 404, maybe in the marshlands of the Chesapeake or the Nanticoke or one of their tributaries?

MarshFox on January 16, 2013 at 11:38 PM

KCB on January 16, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Good deal, didn’t want the dog house for you. ; )

Bmore on January 16, 2013 at 11:39 PM

KCB on January 16, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Fantastic Ken!!
Ty for asking :-)

How’s you?

Scrumpy on January 16, 2013 at 11:40 PM

OR, they could simply refuse to raise it and force the government to cut it’s spending.

SWalker on January 16, 2013 at 11:33 PM

It is a political disaster because Obama will stop the social security checks, medicare payments, and payments to the troops even there is enough tax payers money to pay these programs… Make no doubt about it that he will do it and the Republicans will pay the heavy price for this… We are living in very tough political years for our side… Years of hurt and pain… Only the economy getting much worse due to Obama policies is what is going to bring us back to power… The economy is not going to the gutter because it is artificially on life support by the Federal reserve who is printing money and by the Limousine liberals who control Wall Street and giving the fake image that the economy is “ok”…

mnjg on January 16, 2013 at 11:40 PM

you old-testament savages don’t deserve this brilliant, brave President we have. It only heartens me to know how much America hates your kind and showed it by rejecting you in November.

DBear on January 16, 2013 at 11:38 PM

**eyef^ckingroll**

DBear, Tiny Dancer Bear For The Man

Hopenchange crazy, Obama baby, foot soldier for the man
Mesmerised, spellbound smile, you’ll cede your freedoms to your man
Obamarina, you must have seen him swaying in the stands
And, now, he’s in jobless, always with indebted, a tiny puppet in His hand

Obamafreaks out in the street
Handing tickets out for ObamaGod
Twirling ’round, they faint, cry and laugh
Bankruptcy Boulevard, you see, is not that bad

Empty Chair, He makes his stand
In the auditorium
Looking on, he chants the mantra-songs
The words, he knows. “Yes, We Can!” he hums.

But, oh, how it feels so real
Lying though, Empty Chair says what they want to hear
Only He, He intones, can lower the oceans and hear thee
And, when He says softly, slowly

Hold me closer, Obamarina
Count the votes on the electoral highway
Pay my campaign down to your last penny
I’ve had a busy day, today

Hopenchange crazy, Obama baby, foot soldier for the man
Mesmerised, spellbound smile, you’ll cede your freedom to your man
Obamarina, you prayed to see Him, as you were swaying in the stands
And, now, your jobless, always indebted, a tiny puppet in His hand

Resist We Much on January 16, 2013 at 11:40 PM

MarshFox on January 16, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Yes, have you hunted any of that area?

Bmore on January 16, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Bmore on January 16, 2013 at 11:39 PM

I hope Sparky doesn’t get pissed…

KCB on January 16, 2013 at 11:41 PM

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