Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on January 19, 2013 by Allahpundit

Last year, when the blogger and amateur gynecologist Andrew Sullivan published a Newsweek cover story proclaiming Barack Obama the liberal Ronald Reagan, conservatives mocked him. No one deserves mockery more than Sullivan—well, maybe Paul Krugman—but in this case the criticism was misplaced. On the eve of his second inauguration, we ought to face the unpleasant fact that Obama will be remembered as a president of achievement and consequence. It does not matter if, like I do, you think those achievements are horrible and that their consequences will be worse. Obama’s reversal of the Reagan revolution is here

He wrote critically of Reagan in his first book. But, by his 2008 campaign for the presidency, he had developed something of an appreciation for our fortieth president. It soon became clear that Obama sought to be more like Reagan than Reagan’s successors had been—but in a way that would negate those aspects of Reagan’s legacy that liberals found distasteful. Obama sought to be the anti-Reagan, sought to restore the liberal consensus that prevailed in Washington prior to January 1981. He was not a revolutionary. He was a counterrevolutionary…

Conservatives and Republicans, unlike in 2008, had been so confident of the president’s unpopularity, had so believed in the possibility that the election would be a close if not decisive victory for Mitt Romney, that they were legitimately shocked when the networks called 2012 for Obama within hours of the polls closing. The stunned silence was accompanied by the growing realization that the country was no longer the same place that had installed the Reagan Revolution. Political power had lulled the Republicans and conservatives into a complacent attitude towards the popular culture, mass media, and civil society. They had viewed the 2006 and 2008 elections as temporary boons for the Democrats that would be corrected when the public came to its senses and resumed the progress of the conservative tide. What 2012 proved was that their hypothesis was incorrect.

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Americans should expect a more assertive President Barack Obama in his second term as he faces tough battles with Republicans, one of his top aides said on Thursday…

She pointed to a number of executive steps that Obama took last year under the “we can’t wait” program of pushing ahead with items that do not need congressional approval.

“I think you’ll see more of his flexing his authority to use executive action, to take executive action in areas so he can do everything he can,” Deparle said.

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Why is Obama unable to compromise? I think there are both personal and political reasons. Far more than other politicians, Obama is convinced of the rightness of whatever he proposes. As best I can tell, this is not merely an excess of self-confidence. It’s a vanity, a conceit. On top of that, Obama regards practically everything Republicans want as ideologically toxic.

He was spoiled in his first two years as president. Democrats had overwhelming majorities in the House and Senate, so he got most of what he wanted—Obamacare, stimulus—without the need to compromise with Republicans for their votes.

When those majorities vanished in the GOP landslide in 2010, Obama was confronted with a Republican House and a barely Democratic Senate. He still hasn’t adjusted. And with reelection, he doesn’t think he has to. He believes it’s time for Republicans to knuckle under.

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I may be earnest, but I’m not an idiot. I know there is little chance that today’s partisan players are going to adopt this kind of incremental goo-goo approach. It’s more likely that today’s majority party is going to adopt a different strategy, which you might call Kill the Wounded. It’s more likely that today’s Democrats are going to tell themselves something like this:

“We live at a unique moment. Our opponents, the Republicans, are divided, confused and bleeding. This is not the time to allow them to rebuild their reputation with a series of modest accomplishments. This is the time to kick them when they are down, to win back the House and end the current version of the Republican Party.

“First, we change the narrative. The president ran in 2008 against Washington dysfunction, casting blame on both parties. Over the years, he has migrated to a different narrative: The Republicans are crazy. Washington could be working fine, but the Republicans are crazy.

“At every public appearance, the president should double-down on that theme. The Democratic base already believes it. The media is sympathetic. Independents could be persuaded.

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Obama’s only remaining option is to pulverize. Whether he succeeds in passing legislation or not, given his ambitions, his goal should be to delegitimize his opponents. Through a series of clarifying fights over controversial issues, he can force Republicans to either side with their coalition’s most extreme elements or cause a rift in the party that will leave it, at least temporarily, in disarray.

This theory of political transformation rests on the weaponization (and slight bastardization) of the work by Yale political scientist Stephen Skowronek. Skowronek has written extensively about what distinguishes transformational presidents from caretaker presidents. In order for a president to be transformational, the old order has to fall as the orthodoxies that kept it in power exhaust themselves. Obama’s gambit in 2009 was to build a new post-partisan consensus. That didn’t work, but by exploiting the weaknesses of today’s Republican Party, Obama has an opportunity to hasten the demise of the old order by increasing the political cost of having the GOP coalition defined by Second Amendment absolutists, climate science deniers, supporters of “self-deportation” and the pure no-tax wing…

The president already appears to be headed down this path. He has admitted he’s not going to spend much time improving his schmoozing skills; he’s going to get outside of Washington to ratchet up public pressure on Republicans. He is transforming his successful political operation into a governing operation. It will have his legacy and agenda in mind—and it won’t be affiliated with the Democratic National Committee, so it will be able to accept essentially unlimited donations. The president tried to use his political arm this way after the 2008 election, but he was constrained by re-election and his early promises of bipartisanship. No more. Those days are done.

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So here is what is utterly remarkable: President Obama has been using the days and weeks leading up to his inauguration to show the depth of his disdain for the leaders of the other major party and, by inference, that party’s voters, which is to say more or less half the country. He has been spending his time alienating instead of summoning. It has left the political air more sour and estranged.

As a presidential style this is something strange and new. That has to be said again: It is new, and does not augur well…

Maybe the president doesn’t operate with as much good faith as he thinks, and maybe the other side isn’t as bad as he pretends. As I watched his news conference and his gun-control remarks, I thought, for the first time in a while, that the Republicans are finally getting a break.

He is overplaying his hand.

He does that. He’s doing it again.

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[A]nyone who disagrees with him isn’t merely wrong but is morally corrupt and on the take. This tone increasingly defines his Presidency.

This is thrilling to his supporters on the left, who long for a Liberal Lancelot to destroy the barbarian Republicans. And perhaps that is the role that Mr. Obama wants to play. Certainly his appointments and priorities since November suggest a political strategy intended to demonize Republicans with the main goal of restoring Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House…

This may explain Mr. Obama’s behavior, but it also comes with significant risks. For one thing, he is further polarizing the electorate in a way that will make it even harder for him to get Republican votes on immigration and guns. Maybe this will re-elect Ms. Pelosi in 2014, but instead it could jeopardize Democrats running in states carried by Mitt Romney. Mr. Obama’s coalition doesn’t dominate Alaska, Arkansas or Montana beyond Bozeman.

The bigger risk is economic. Mr. Obama has managed to skirt responsibility for anemic growth by claiming that it is the fault of George W. Bush and everyone before that. His solution is always more public spending without end. The political statute of limitations on this excuse will eventually run out.

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Obama’s convincing win over Mitt Romney in November has proven to be a powerful lever in his negotiations with Republicans so far, contributing to his success in fiscal cliff negotiations and helping to drive his approval numbers into the mid-50s for the first time in years. People close to the president cite the 2012 win as a liberating event, one that freed him to stand tough against his enemies. The problem — and it grows with each passing day leading up to the next election — is that Obama’s damn-the-torpedoes attitude is out of sync with the mind-set of his own party. Twenty Senate Democrats face reelection in 2014, compared with 13 Republicans, many of those Democrats in hard-to-hold states like North Carolina, West Virginia, Louisiana and Arkansas. “He’s never been really that attuned to the Hill in the first place,” says a former Obama aide. “Now that he’s not running for anything, he’s increasingly out of sync. That increases the likelihood he leads and no one follows.”

That potential gap is already yawning. Obama’s new package of gun controls, especially those involving restrictions on assault rifles, drew a noticeably tepid response from some Democrats, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who hasn’t even guaranteed the up-or-down vote Obama demanded earlier this week…

If he thinks too big, he risks alienating the Hill Democrats who will increasingly control his fate — and overstepping his electoral mandate. Think too small and Obama threatens to tarnish his legacy for audacity by playing school-uniform small ball as Clinton did — while turning off his base of liberal supporters who already doubt his willingness to fight their battles.

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As President Barack Obama approaches his second inaugural on Monday, he presides over a party that has largely papered over its divisions for the past four years thanks to the president’s commanding popularity.

But almost as soon as the echo of Obama’s inaugural address fades and he instantly becomes a lame duck, Democrats are going to have to face a central and unresolved question about their political identity: Will they become a center-left, DLC-by-a-different-name party or return to a populist, left-leaning approach that mirrors their electoral coalition?

An immediate answer may come in the entitlement debate and whether Obama and congressional Democrats will agree to any Social Security or Medicare benefit cuts to achieve deficit reduction, said a wide-ranging group of Democratic elected officials and strategists…

“I hope we’re the party of math,” said Markell, saying of the eventual costs of Medicare and Social Security: “It doesn’t make any sense to put our head in the sand on this issue.”

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The much larger hurdle facing contemporary liberalism is the need to reconfigure the welfare state in ways that maintain popular support while addressing a host of conflicting forces:

– The aging of the population is steadily reducing the ratio of workers to retirees, expanding the “dependency ratio,” even as global competition drives governments worldwide to reduce corporate and individual taxes, cutting off the revenues to finance social welfare spending.

– Other demographic trends, particularly the erosion of supportive extended family networks and the rising numbers of single elderly, serve to increase the demands for benefits from the welfare state.

– Austerity policies enacted in response to high deficit and debt levels have resulted in increased voter suspicion of the “undeserving” poor and of “free riders” who are perceived as getting more out of government programs than they pay in, weakening support for the welfare state. Similarly, means testing old-age income security initiatives – particularly Social Security –would inevitably undermine universal support.

Liberalism now faces the job of paying for its own success in helping people live longer.

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Anti-Control on January 20, 2013 at 1:16 AM

You pick the most amazing tracks!! Thank you :-)

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 1:23 AM

Y/w. :)

This one is great

Mouth & MacNeal – “How Do You Do”

Anti-Control on January 20, 2013 at 1:44 AM

Anti-Control on January 20, 2013 at 1:39 AM

Earl Weaver and Stan Musial will be missed..Two of the greatest..:)

Dire Straits on January 20, 2013 at 1:44 AM

thatsafactjack on January 20, 2013 at 1:41 AM

You have cats? What might work to keep him in… if it’s not too late to reply!!

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 1:44 AM

Dire Straits on January 20, 2013 at 1:42 AM

Nice!

KCB on January 20, 2013 at 1:45 AM

Dire Straits on January 20, 2013 at 1:42 AM

There are so many amazing artists, I had forgotten Boz!! That is a great number… thanks for reminding me!!

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 1:47 AM

KCB on January 20, 2013 at 1:45 AM

Where you been hiding? :-)

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 1:48 AM

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 1:48 AM

Been here for hours. Mostly lurking and checking you and Jackie out….Looking good ladies!

KCB on January 20, 2013 at 1:50 AM

Anti-Control on January 20, 2013 at 1:44 AM

I never heard of them before!! Quite good!!

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 1:50 AM

KCB on January 20, 2013 at 1:50 AM

I was here earlier, but then ate some kerfuffle cake and went on a trip!! Lol ;-)

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 1:51 AM

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 1:51 AM

Seems like you poofed, then unpoofed?? You have skillz.

KCB on January 20, 2013 at 1:53 AM

KCB on January 20, 2013 at 1:45 AM

Gotta like Boz..This is one of his best..imho..:)

Dire Straits on January 20, 2013 at 1:54 AM

I hear you..But let’s be logical..:)

Dire Straits on January 20, 2013 at 1:23 AM

haha with an orchestra, even!

Just keep up with the lowdown..:)

Dire Straits on January 20, 2013 at 1:42 AM

War – “Low Rider”

Earl Weaver and Stan Musial will be missed..Two of the greatest..:)

Dire Straits on January 20, 2013 at 1:44 AM

Absolutely!

I still have some old Baltimore Oriole hats! :)

Anti-Control on January 20, 2013 at 1:55 AM

KCB on January 20, 2013 at 1:53 AM

Mad skills!! Lol…It just happens from time to time!!

You know what, I just like the silliness and the gaiety and frivolity of QOTD!

I hope it never goes away… :-)

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 1:55 AM

Anti-Control on January 20, 2013 at 1:55 AM

War!! Awesome sound, on my ipod!!

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 1:56 AM

I hope it never goes away… :-)


You hear this Bluegill!!!!!!!!

KCB on January 20, 2013 at 1:58 AM

Dire Straits on January 20, 2013 at 1:54 AM

Oh yes..

KCB on January 20, 2013 at 1:59 AM

Anti-Control on January 20, 2013 at 1:55 AM

Gotta luv this one then ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=espD_-Z-SaY

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 2:00 AM

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 1:29 AM

…WTF?…when did I miss that?…I knew the beagle dissappeared…Tigger?…I always read the threads!…you talk about this at 4 in the morning or something?…good for you!
I have two without the front claws, that were adopted…and am happy that when I open the door to the outside they run the other way!…I have lost too many cats over the years that wanted to be outside during the day and sleep and eat inside at night…to coyotee’s…foxes…etc. I love dogs!…but its nicer to scoop the sh!t out of a litter box…then finding it on the bottom of your shoes!

KOOLAID2 on January 20, 2013 at 2:02 AM

Dire Straits on January 20, 2013 at 1:54 AM

See if you like this.

KCB on January 20, 2013 at 2:03 AM

Dire Straits on January 20, 2013 at 1:54 AM

Simply beautiful… got me swaying…

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 2:03 AM

Anti-Control on January 20, 2013 at 1:55 AM

Excellent tune..You will be amazed at how many folks think that is ZZ Top..:)

Dire Straits on January 20, 2013 at 2:05 AM

KOOLAID2 on January 20, 2013 at 2:02 AM

Hi K2!

Long story here is the short version… lol

neighbour no longer loved cat, he refused to go back into her apt, he liked me and so I took him in…

We been buddies ever since!!

he’s a ginger tabby… kinda thin, but I will fatten him up some!!

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 2:07 AM

Instead of Crap like this – HA should be posting facts like this:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/01/m-the_lesson_in_the_betrayal_of_sarah_palin.html#.UPrD7Zqt8ig.facebook

williamg on January 20, 2013 at 2:08 AM

KCB on January 20, 2013 at 1:45 AM

Where you been hiding? :-)

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 1:48 AM

Ken was the chaperone for my date with bluegill – I don’t know if you saw me post it earlier, but it was Ken who took that tortoise vid of me and her!

Do you know this one?

Mac & Katie Kissoon – “Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep”

Anti-Control on January 20, 2013 at 2:12 AM

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 2:03 AM

One last shot before we quit it..:)

Dire Straits on January 20, 2013 at 2:13 AM

williamg on January 20, 2013 at 2:08 AM

Thank you for posting that!

The article is spot on…

It’s not like many of us didn’t know…

The politics of it all swings back and forth and up and down…

I admire her…

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 2:13 AM

Anti-Control on January 20, 2013 at 2:12 AM

The video is locked in the vault–location undisclosed per your direction. I just can’t seem to wash my hands or eyes enough.. I’ll be back..

KCB on January 20, 2013 at 2:15 AM

Anti-Control on January 20, 2013 at 2:12 AM

I missed it!! Will hunt it out later…

Ken that was mighty nice of you!!

They behaved themselves right? ;-)

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 2:15 AM

KCB on January 20, 2013 at 2:15 AM

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh juicy gossip!! Hurry back and spill da beans!! ;-)

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 2:17 AM

Anti-Control on January 20, 2013 at 2:12 AM

Lol I remember that!!

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 2:19 AM

You know what, I just like the silliness and the gaiety and frivolity of QOTD!

I hope it never goes away… :-)

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 1:55 AM

Skyhooks – “Straight In a Gay Gay World”

I’m just a straight in a gay, gay, gay world
I’m carryin’ the banner tryin’ to keep the flag unfurled
Well I’m just a straight in a gay, gay, gay place
I might look a little odd but I’m part of the human race

Well I’m just a straight in a gay, gay, gay world
Might look a little butch but my hair is naturally curled
Don’t wear no floral shirts or white, buckled shoes
No blow jobs or blow waves, I do just what I choose

And if I’m forty-seven and I’ve never been married
That’s just a load that’s gotta be carried
Even if I had my eyebrows plucked
That don’t mean I’m hangin’ round just to get
Just ‘cos he’s happy don’t mean that he’s gay
All his friends seem to take him quite the wrong way
There ain’t many of us still left alive
All my friends have gone over to the other side

I’m just a straight in a gay, gay, gay world
I’m carryin’ the banner tryin’ to keep the flag unfurled
Well I’m just a straight in a gay, gay, gay time
And a straight in a gay world is getting hard to find

Anti-Control on January 20, 2013 at 2:19 AM

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 2:17 AM

Anti was a perfect gentleman.

KCB on January 20, 2013 at 2:19 AM

Anti was a perfect gentleman.

KCB on January 20, 2013 at 2:19 AM

Then She happened…

KCB on January 20, 2013 at 2:20 AM

Dire Straits on January 20, 2013 at 2:13 AM

Dang it!! It wouldn’t play… I’ll search it out later…

So, you’re off to bed then?

Good night and sleep well!!

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 2:20 AM

KCB on January 20, 2013 at 2:20 AM

I can just IMAGINE!!! ;-)

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 2:22 AM

Basically they had dinner and drinks. After a few Anti tried to be smooth, but Bluegill was on her game. She wanted to party more. Karaoke… I filmed it. Oh My..

KCB on January 20, 2013 at 2:24 AM


“The Constitution of the United States asserts that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed and that they are entitled to freedom of person, freedom of religion, freedom of property, and freedom of the press.”

Thomas Jefferson

My QOTD!! Forever and Eternity!!

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 2:26 AM

War!! Awesome sound, on my ipod!!

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 1:56 AM

Their “Greatest Hits” is one of the best out there imo

Gotta luv this one then ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=espD_-Z-SaY

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 2:00 AM

Yep – I just linked that a few days ago, copycat!

Anti-Control on January 20, 2013 at 2:27 AM

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 2:07 AM

…neurtered?…declawed?…mine still make believe they have claws and periodically run to the sofa or chair, and look at me…with that “WTF you going to do about it attitude smirk”… while they furiously go nuts on the fabric. It’s funny!
Make sure it is neutered…the local Humane Society will do it for 40 or 45 bucks…or you might start smelling the same smell we get when we have trolls here…PI$$!…and THAT is not a pleasant smell!…I have three or four wild cats that come into my garage to sleep, especially in the winter…and I grabbed them and had them fixed…they got territorial and my garage started smelling…and the fighting would wake me up at night…now they all seem to get along like the Brady Bunch…so make sure Tigger’s ba11s are missing!

KOOLAID2 on January 20, 2013 at 2:29 AM

KCB on January 20, 2013 at 2:24 AM

You need to keep THAT under your hat!! Lol… Don’t A/C see it!!

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 2:30 AM

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 2:30 AM

It will be our secret. No one will know!!

KCB on January 20, 2013 at 2:31 AM

KOOLAID2 on January 20, 2013 at 2:29 AM

Welllllll!! Hmmmmm he is approx 1 yr old and I see somthing back there? There shouldn’t be anything eh? A vet visit is next!!

He has fully functioning claws!!

Yes, I have taken in wild/strays in my time and had them neutered/spayed etc… I what of you speak!!

Nothing worse than a tom cats spray… yuck!!

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 2:32 AM

I know of what you speak of…

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 2:33 AM

Excellent tune..You will be amazed at how many folks think that is ZZ Top..:)

Dire Straits on January 20, 2013 at 2:05 AM

After your mention of it, I’m not surprised by that!

I think this cover outdoes ZZ’s version – these guys were very good! Good band name, too

Stray Dog – “Chevrolet”

PS I have a fur coat like Snuffy’s, the guy on the right! :)

Anti-Control on January 20, 2013 at 2:33 AM

Anti-Control on January 20, 2013 at 2:33 AM

Oh…Hi. Didn’t know you were here…..

KCB on January 20, 2013 at 2:34 AM

Anti-Control on January 20, 2013 at 2:33 AM

Still got it!!

Nice coat…

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 2:36 AM

Instead of Crap like this – HA should be posting facts like this:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/01/m-the_lesson_in_the_betrayal_of_sarah_palin.html#.UPrD7Zqt8ig.facebook

williamg on January 20, 2013 at 2:08 AM

The Rush link – transcript and the article are right. and You are right – QOTD material fo sho.

BoxHead1 on January 20, 2013 at 2:36 AM

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 2:20 AM

I’m still around..:)

Dire Straits on January 20, 2013 at 2:39 AM

The video is locked in the vault–location undisclosed per your direction. I just can’t seem to wash my hands or eyes enough.. I’ll be back..

KCB on January 20, 2013 at 2:15 AM

It’s ok – I got a copy! :)

I missed it!! Will hunt it out later…

Ken that was mighty nice of you!!

They behaved themselves right? ;-)

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 2:15 AM

Does this answer your q?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su5p2TqZxKU

Anti-Control on January 20, 2013 at 2:41 AM

Anti-Control on January 20, 2013 at 2:41 AM

THAT is not what Ken showed me!! I am blushing madly!!

Put it away!! Lock it up!!

What ever you do, DO NOT let Sparky see that!!

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 2:44 AM

Oh but I have to go, my cat is looking at me, and asking, why are you still up!!

He is sleepy after sleeping all night on the couch…

Good Night!! And God Bless !!

Sleep well Dire and Ken and AC and K2!!

Good Morning to the Morning Crew!!

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 2:46 AM

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 2:46 AM

Tell Tigger Goodnight. See you tomorrow!

KCB on January 20, 2013 at 2:48 AM

See if you like this.

KCB on January 20, 2013 at 2:03 AM

“Mr. French” aka Sebastian Cabot, covering Dylan – “It Ain’t Me, Babe”

Anti-Control on January 20, 2013 at 2:48 AM

I’m out too. See you guys tomorrow!

KCB on January 20, 2013 at 2:49 AM

Anti-Control on January 20, 2013 at 2:48 AM

OK, that was weird.

KCB on January 20, 2013 at 2:51 AM

I’m happy to report that there were no major Forrest Fires that I know of in the Glade during my first night shift.

But that was before Dire showed up. (:

SparkPlug on January 20, 2013 at 3:31 AM

Good Morning to the Morning Crew!!

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 2:46 AM

…and just like that!…the lights go out……well SparkPlug had to put the balloon away!…so good morning to Elecrongod…cmsinaz…KJ…tom daschhle concerned… et al!…

KOOLAID2 on January 20, 2013 at 3:47 AM

…and to the trolls…good morning to your socks!

KOOLAID2 on January 20, 2013 at 3:51 AM

I’m glad more and more are seeing who ozero truly is.
He is a commie/muslim plant run by those who wish nothing good for America.
One of the puppet masters for ozero is Axelrod.The other Jarrett who is the defacto potus in case you were wondering. Remember last weeks admission that they will keep on campaigning? That didn’t come out of thin air. It was always their plan.Its all he knows.All he was trained for.
Axelrod plans the strategy, and part of it, in addition to buying votes with our money, has always been to demonize us while creating a Santa type atmosphere among voters about the dems.
It worked for a while.
Fortunately as Allah alludes to, dems always self-destruct.
Its just a matter of time. Give them enough time and enough rope,….and it will happen.
You can only parade so many kids up front as human shields before the voters get suspicious. As dumb as they are they are beginning to suspect a rat.They are right.

rodguy911 on January 20, 2013 at 6:33 AM

cnn headline “5 injured in 3 gun shows” private gun sales indefinitely on hold.
the left never stops. never comprises. every day is a battle.

Hear that old mccdonell, boner, ryan, mccain, graham et. al.

renalin on January 20, 2013 at 6:56 AM

renalin on January 20, 2013 at 6:56 AM

amen

the lsm wants the gop talking heads to talk about unity and ways THEY NEED to work with dear leader (not the other way around) and the lib talking heads to talk about dear leader staying aggressive and to not back down…forget about pomp and circumstance…

CRIPE

cmsinaz on January 20, 2013 at 7:50 AM

cmsinaz on January 20, 2013 at 7:50 AM

good morning!

renalin on January 20, 2013 at 8:08 AM

rodguy911 on January 20, 2013 at 6:33 AM

I maintain that the biggest threat to the Republic comes through the minds of Progressive WOMEN.

Cleombrotus on January 20, 2013 at 8:35 AM

We’ve spent a lot of time talking about the 2nd Amendment…the 1st Amendment is under attack, as well.

My take.

kingsjester on January 20, 2013 at 9:25 AM

kingsjester on January 20, 2013 at 9:25 AM

And a very good take it is!

The dems are targeting different sections of the american populace, defining it, or rather re-defining it, and broadcasting exactly what they want their ilk to think and act upon…

More division…

T’is a sad day when we have to work so hard to defend our Constitution and ourselves against a barrage of lies.

Dangerous times are ahead.

We strive to be ever strong!!

Only with our faith and belief can we overcome!

Scrumpy on January 20, 2013 at 11:27 AM

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