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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Biden and Obama = Pinky and The Brain

pat on January 19, 2013 at 8:33 PM

Bishop?

listens2glenn on January 19, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Biden and Obama = Pinky and The Brain

pat on January 19, 2013 at 8:33 PM

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You’re insulting The Brain, . . . . . . . and ME … by beating me to the first comment !

!!#@!!&%!*#@!!#@!!&%!*#@!!#@!!&%!*#@!!#@!!&%!*#@!!

listens2glenn on January 19, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Stan Musial died today. He was 92.

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Hey, I liked Pinky and the Brain!

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 8:39 PM

He has been spending his time alienating instead of summoning. It has left the political air more sour and estranged.

Yeah? Well, I’m tired of hearing this. He’s been the most divisive President in modern history. This last election completely blew away my most basic political premise: that by not having anything positive and going completely nasty negative on your opponent, you can win the presidency. I never thought I would see this. But it happened.

John the Libertarian on January 19, 2013 at 8:39 PM

Stan Musial died today. He was 92.

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Earl Weaver too.

predator on January 19, 2013 at 8:43 PM

!!#@!!&%!*#@!!#@!!&%!*#@!!#@!!&%!*#@!!#@!!&%!*#@!!

listens2glenn on January 19, 2013 at 8:38 PM

LOL. clean up aisle 7.

Not back to our regular PG-13 programming. (:

SparkPlug on January 19, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Fool leading the fools, it is what America has turned into…sadly.

hillsoftx on January 19, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Now back to our…

SparkPlug on January 19, 2013 at 8:44 PM

I am watching one of the best hockey games I’ve ever seen. Wish they had shootouts in college.

No comment on our boy “king” – he doesn’t deserve the effort to type.

gophergirl on January 19, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Earl Weaver too.

predator on January 19, 2013 at 8:43 PM

You’re right! I grew up in Maryland when Earl Weaver was managing the Orioles. Everybody rooted for Baltimore except me and my dad – we supported the Red Sox!

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 8:47 PM

gophergirl on January 19, 2013 at 8:45 PM

You are addicted to sports. No that there is anything wrong with that. (:

0 <–hockey puck

_/ <–hockey stick

SparkPlug on January 19, 2013 at 8:47 PM

SparkPlug on January 19, 2013 at 8:47 PM

I just love them – can’t help it.

gophergirl on January 19, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Hey, I liked Pinky and the Brain!

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 8:39 PM

We all did. A bumbling mouse who thinks himself the smartest creature in the Universe (in spite of daily evidence to the contrary) and his insane, idiot sidekick attempt to conquer the world every night. Great entertainment. If only we do not have to live it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJPFSNu_QNs

pat on January 19, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Rallies assail Obama’s proposed gun curbs
By Nick Carey | Reuters – 2 hrs 44 mins ago

Pro-gun activists who say the right to own firearms is under attack from President Barack Obama’s proposals to reduce gun violence held “high noon” rallies across the United States on Saturday in support of gun ownership rights.

The U.S. debate over gun control flared in mid-December when a man armed with an assault rifle killed 20 first-graders and six adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut – the deadliest of a string of U.S. shooting sprees last year.

“We are law-abiding citizens, business owners, military, and we are not going to be responsible for other people’s criminal actions,” former Marine Damon Locke said to applause at a Florida rally he had helped organize.

Some in the crowd of about 1,000 in Brooksville, about an hour north of Tampa, hoisted signs that said “Stop the Gun Grabbers” and “Gun control isn’t about guns, it’s about control.”

Emphasis mine.

Speakup on January 19, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Hey, I liked Pinky and the Brain!

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 8:39 PM

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Them, and Slappy Squirrel, and the “Warner Siblings”.

listens2glenn on January 19, 2013 at 8:49 PM

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…

He’s not assertive, he’s a tyrannical bully out to destroy the Republican party and destroy this country.

JPeterman on January 19, 2013 at 8:49 PM

There was something sort of satisfying writing payroll checks 1/15 and handing them out individually saying “the difference went to Obama”. And no, I’m not making up that difference because I’m a nice boss. Not this time. Not these 4 years.

Marcus on January 19, 2013 at 8:50 PM

He’s not assertive, he’s a tyrannical bully out to destroy the Republican party and destroy this country.

JPeterman on January 19, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Yep

gophergirl on January 19, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Them, and Slappy Squirrel, and the “Warner Siblings”.

listens2glenn on January 19, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Yeah…good times! Cartoons used to be hilarious…

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 8:51 PM

I love sports too. Probably like a lot of members of Hot Air Nation.

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Its Scrumpy time.

Everybody dance.

SparkPlug on January 19, 2013 at 8:52 PM

!!#@!!&%!*#@!!#@!!&%!*#@!!#@!!&%!*#@!!#@!!&%!*#@!!

listens2glenn on January 19, 2013 at 8:38 PM
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LOL. clean up aisle 7.

Not back to our regular PG-13 programming. (:

SparkPlug on January 19, 2013 at 8:43 PM

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I was so sure I had it . . . . . (expletive).

listens2glenn on January 19, 2013 at 8:53 PM

When this all comes crashing down around us…

… please don’t forget to hold ‘the media’ accountable for allowing this to happen.

Seven Percent Solution on January 19, 2013 at 8:53 PM

“Many Americans simply will not listen, and even worse, they are not smart enough… to even care. Disaster could be coming.”

I’m sad to say I agree. I used to have faith in the American people, but …

Curtiss on January 19, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Awe you guys!!

Ren and Stimpy!! Lol… such gross out close-ups!!

Somthing to whet yer whistles:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFa1-kciCb4

Scrumpy on January 19, 2013 at 8:54 PM

SparkPlug on January 19, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Put ‘em up Cowboy!! ;-)

Scrumpy on January 19, 2013 at 8:55 PM

I love sports too. Probably like a lot of members of Hot Air Nation.

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Been a fan for a long time, but the antics and attitudes of too many athletes at the pro and college level are starting to turn me off. I’m slowly becoming strictly a golf and horse racing guy.

predator on January 19, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Nancy-Ann Deparle, deputy White House chief of staff and one of the highest-ranking women in the White House, is leaving Friday after four years as an architect of Obama’s 2010 healthcare overhaul.

In a farewell interview in her West Wing office steps away from the Oval Office, Deparle expressed confidence that the healthcare law is being implemented as planned, is cutting healthcare costs and is slowly but surely on track despite many concerns about it from some Republican governors.

Deparle dismissed concerns raised by some that the president is turning his back on diversity by failing to nominate a woman to one of the three top Cabinet positions, with white males picked to head the departments of State, Defense and Treasury.

“I’ve never experienced that from the president. I‘ve always felt that he is surrounded by strong women,” she said.

Steve Holland – Reuters

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Was this lady second, after Valerie Jarrett?

listens2glenn on January 19, 2013 at 8:56 PM

I’m sad to say I agree. I used to have faith in the American people, but …

Curtiss on January 19, 2013 at 8:54 PM

I saw a TV commercial today for a version of the Obama Phone. I almost threw my remote through the screen.

I’m losing faith in people as well. Who knew so many people were moochers and lazy butts when push comes to shove.

gophergirl on January 19, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Obama did not undo the Reagan Revolution, that was accomplished by people like Paul Ryan, George W. Bush, John McCain, Lindsay Graham.

Those who went to the polls in the 80s and 90s to install conservatives found that once in power Republicans were unwilling to do what they campaigned on doing. Bush squandered what little credibility the party had left.

astonerii on January 19, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Happy Happy Joy Joy

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 8:57 PM

When this all comes crashing down around us…

… please don’t forget to hold ‘the media’ accountable for allowing this to happen.

Seven Percent Solution on January 19, 2013 at 8:53 PM

I sometimes ponder the notion of Nuremberg-style trials for “the media” sometime in the future–and it makes me smile.

predator on January 19, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Greetings! My husband is singing along with the Beatles(but I’m sure he’ll change artists momentarily) and he CAN’T SING!
*I CAN sing-but I’m not bailing his sorry self out. siiiigh*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2013 at 8:58 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo53rLjNRw0

Another great western theme…

Scrumpy on January 19, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Happy Happy Joy Joy

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Talk about blast from the past.

gophergirl on January 19, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Something very odd–I have seen significantly more Obama bumper stickers post election than I saw pre election. Has anyone else noticed this disturbing phenomenon or are people just taking crazy pills here in Phoenix.

Kataklysmic on January 19, 2013 at 8:59 PM

*I CAN sing-but I’m not bailing his sorry self out. siiiigh*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2013 at 8:58 PM

I sound just like Carrie Underwood with the Bose on full blast :)

Too bad I don’t look like her too.

gophergirl on January 19, 2013 at 8:59 PM

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 8:57 PM

That was amazing!!!! thank you!!

Now it is stuck in my head forever!! ;-)

Scrumpy on January 19, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Been a fan for a long time, but the antics and attitudes of too many athletes at the pro and college level are starting to turn me off. I’m slowly becoming strictly a golf and horse racing guy.

predator on January 19, 2013 at 8:56 PM

I’ll be there someday too, I suppose.

Re bad sports behavior, a Premier League soccer team earned two promotions in two years, started slowly this year but was improving, and the crazy owner sacked the manager.

This makes complete sense…said no one ever.

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Obama is the ANTI-LINCOLN…..AND ANTI-REAGAN.

…….in every way.

PappyD61 on January 19, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Good evening everyone!!

It’s gonna be a good night!!

Got warm here and icecream trucks were out selling their wares!!

Scrumpy on January 19, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Happy Flight, #6!

Christien on January 19, 2013 at 9:01 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2013 at 8:58 PM

I guess this is a safe place to hang out until it passes.

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 9:01 PM

*I CAN sing-but I’m not bailing his sorry self out. siiiigh*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2013 at 8:58 PM

I sound just like Carrie Underwood with the Bose on full blast :)

Too bad I don’t look like her too.

gophergirl on January 19, 2013 at 8:59 PM

I have the smooth, mellow singing voice of an unmuffled gravel truck.

predator on January 19, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Hi Scrumpy, nice to see you!

Nice to see everyone else too :)

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 9:02 PM

He is the DOTUS.

and I bet I can safely say he is the first President that it may be intentional.

PappyD61 on January 19, 2013 at 9:02 PM

gophergirl on January 19, 2013 at 8:59 PM

My voice is…it’s hard to describe. Maybe sort of a northern-girl Allison Krause, or maybe Indigo Girls.
*He’s listening to ‘Battle Cry of Freedom’ now.*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2013 at 9:03 PM

Something very odd–I have seen significantly more Obama bumper stickers post election than I saw pre election. Has anyone else noticed this disturbing phenomenon or are people just taking crazy pills here in Phoenix.

Kataklysmic on January 19, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Same for me here in Vegas. Also I don’t see ANY Romney stickers at all. After McCain lost I saw his bumper stickers on a lot of cars for a while but not now. It is wierd.

VegasRick on January 19, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Something very odd–I have seen significantly more Obama bumper stickers post election than I saw pre election. Has anyone else noticed this disturbing phenomenon or are people just taking crazy pills here in Phoenix.

Kataklysmic on January 19, 2013 at 8:59 PM

I’ve seen a 100% increase, most likely due to the heavy drinking I’ve taken up to cope with this stuttering cluster*** of a miserable failure.

tom daschle concerned on January 19, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Got warm here and icecream trucks were out selling their wares!!

Scrumpy on January 19, 2013 at 9:01 PM

It’s -13 here with the wind and it’s going to be below zero on and off for the entire week.

I live here why exactly?

gophergirl on January 19, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Same for me here in Vegas. Also I don’t see ANY Romney stickers at all. After McCain lost I saw his bumper stickers on a lot of cars for a while but not now. It is wierd.

VegasRick on January 19, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Same here for me – it’s like they are on every car.

gophergirl on January 19, 2013 at 9:06 PM

I saw a TV commercial today for a version of the Obama Phone. I almost threw my remote through the screen.

I’m losing faith in people as well. Who knew so many people were moochers and lazy butts when push comes to shove.

gophergirl on January 19, 2013 at 8:56 PM

El Rushbo is right. You can’t beat Santa Claus.

We may have to wait until Santa runs out of toys.

Curtiss on January 19, 2013 at 9:06 PM

No comment on our boy “king” – he doesn’t deserve the effort to type.

gophergirl on January 19, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Welcome to my party GG.

cozmo on January 19, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Maybe NOW the Republican Party will figure out that the Democrats really, really DON’T like them.

Cleombrotus on January 19, 2013 at 9:08 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Icgwepnx88

Gotta luv this!! Long Live Texas!!

Scrumpy on January 19, 2013 at 9:08 PM

*I CAN sing…

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2013 at 8:58 PM

No you can’t.

cozmo on January 19, 2013 at 9:08 PM

gophergirl on January 19, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Oh MG!!! That’s bloody cold!!!

Stay warm now :-)

Scrumpy on January 19, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Same here for me – it’s like they are on every car.

gophergirl on January 19, 2013 at 9:06 PM

I have not had any bumper stickers on any of my cars for a long time. I’m thinking about putting one that I have had on a car before on my car today. Just a simple “2A” in the upper right rear window.

VegasRick on January 19, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Cleombrotus on January 19, 2013 at 9:08 PM

You say what? Lol…

2 sides of the same dang coin…

1 is worse than t’other…

Scrumpy on January 19, 2013 at 9:10 PM

We’re singing along with THIS video right now. Love it!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Something very odd–I have seen significantly more Obama bumper stickers post election than I saw pre election. Has anyone else noticed this disturbing phenomenon or are people just taking crazy pills here in Phoenix.

Kataklysmic on January 19, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Too funny. Absolutely. Here in Portland, Maine, of all places, it’s a phenomenon.

Cleombrotus on January 19, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Greetings! My husband is singing along with the Beatles(but I’m sure he’ll change artists momentarily) and he CAN’T SING!
*I CAN sing-but I’m not bailing his sorry self out. siiiigh*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2013 at 8:58 PM

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Oh, c’mon … that’s one of a wife’s most important duties (among others)

listens2glenn on January 19, 2013 at 9:11 PM

I called the gunshop. No .22lr available. When I asked about .223, he actually laughed.

Get my 45-70 on Feb.2, though. Lee loader and bullet mold on order.

wolly4321 on January 19, 2013 at 9:12 PM

I have not had any bumper stickers on any of my cars for a long time. I’m thinking about putting one that I have had on a car before on my car today. Just a simple “2A” in the upper right rear window.

VegasRick on January 19, 2013 at 9:10 PM

I didn’t have any political bumper stickers on my car, until after the election. Now I have a couple on to signal a protest, if anyone who sees them would ask.

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Man the Wild are loaded this year. Too bad it’s such a short season.

gophergirl on January 19, 2013 at 9:13 PM

VegasRick on January 19, 2013 at 9:10 PM

And the simpletons won;t know what that means eh lmao…

I like it simple and effective!!

Let me get a dozen!!

Scrumpy on January 19, 2013 at 9:13 PM

We’re singing along with THIS video right now. Love it!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Oh, I want a video of that…!

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Scrumpy on January 19, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Nah, not really. The Democrats are much more committed to their ideology than the Republicans are to theirs.

Gotta give credit where credit’s due.

Cleombrotus on January 19, 2013 at 9:14 PM

No you can’t.

cozmo on January 19, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Shut it, beetle brain.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2013 at 9:15 PM

I called the gunshop. No .22lr available. When I asked about .223, he actually laughed.

Get my 45-70 on Feb.2, though. Lee loader and bullet mold on order.

wolly4321 on January 19, 2013 at 9:12 PM

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I suppose black powder can be made at home, but where are you going to get lead, if things “go bad”?

listens2glenn on January 19, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Nah, not really. The Democrats are much more committed to their ideology than the Republicans are to theirs.

Gotta give credit where credit’s due.

Cleombrotus on January 19, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Bingo! The notion of the “moderate democrat” is absolute BS. The GOP, unfortunately, cannot say that.

predator on January 19, 2013 at 9:16 PM

No you can’t.

cozmo on January 19, 2013 at 9:08 PM

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Shut it, beetle brain.

annoyinglittletwerp
on January 19, 2013 at 9:15 PM

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Now you’re sounding like Bud Spencer.

listens2glenn on January 19, 2013 at 9:18 PM

I like it simple and effective!!

Let me get a dozen!!

Scrumpy on January 19, 2013 at 9:13 PM

They give them away at one of the gun shops that I go to along with “Reid” with the red circle around it with the slashthrough.

VegasRick on January 19, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Something very odd–I have seen significantly more Obama bumper stickers post election than I saw pre election. Has anyone else noticed this disturbing phenomenon or are people just taking crazy pills here in Phoenix.

Kataklysmic on January 19, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Just part of the plan. When do the big banners start going up in the big cities with King Obama’s face plastered on them?

All hail King Obama!

JPeterman on January 19, 2013 at 9:18 PM

gophergirl on January 19, 2013 at 9:05 PM

It’s supposed to be low 60′s here tomorrow-and next Monday I fly to Chi. I suspect the Chicago winter air is going to feel much colder than it once did. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2013 at 9:20 PM

predator on January 19, 2013 at 9:16 PM

I got this from someone on HotAir a while ago. Wish I could remember who posted it but it says it all:

“The Left is at war with the Right
and the Right thinks it’s having a political discussion.”

Cleombrotus on January 19, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Cleombrotus on January 19, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Very very recluctantly…

Nope actually I can’t…

Cuz I don’t like the direction the dems are going in and I dang sure dislike the repubs at the moment also…

I don’t care how ‘on target’ the dems are…

The RNC better get a dang clue!!

Scrumpy on January 19, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Shut it, beetle brain.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Beetle brain?

Shouldn’t that be Beatle brain?

And no, my brain is all Dire Straits.

cozmo on January 19, 2013 at 9:20 PM

I think we should start a movement. Let’s get a bunch of these stickers printed up and slap one on right next to every Obama bumper sticker we come across.

Kataklysmic on January 19, 2013 at 9:20 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNVguvNE7qc

For the guys ;-D

Scrumpy on January 19, 2013 at 9:21 PM

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.

Oh, give me a break. I am so tired of that “the country has gone socialist” crap. The country is no more “socialist” than it was in 1984. Which, by the way, was the last time the voting public had a clear choice between a conservative and a liberal in a presidential race.

ddrintn on January 19, 2013 at 9:21 PM

I suspect the Chicago winter air is going to feel much colder than it once did. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Oh, it will.

cozmo on January 19, 2013 at 9:21 PM

At the moment the only guys on our side w/ balls are the Republican governors.

And Rand Paul.

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 9:21 PM

There is good news.

After Monday, Obama will be a lame duck dork.

Every day that goes by will be a day less of the Huckster-In-Chief.

MichaelGabriel on January 19, 2013 at 9:22 PM

At the moment the only guys on our side w/ balls are the Republican governors.

And Rand Paul.

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 9:21 PM

I’d add Ted Cruz and Mike Lee to that as well.

gophergirl on January 19, 2013 at 9:23 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNVguvNE7qc

For the guys ;-D

Scrumpy on January 19, 2013 at 9:21 PM

And Michelle…?

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 9:23 PM

I’d add Ted Cruz and Mike Lee to that as well.

gophergirl on January 19, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Yeah, I agree. Hadn’t heard as much from them lately.

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 9:24 PM

And Rand Paul.

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Rand Paul/Scott Walker 2016

JPeterman on January 19, 2013 at 9:26 PM

And no, my brain is all Dire Straits.

cozmo on January 19, 2013 at 9:20 PM

OK, Dire Straits Brain.

If Dire Straits doesn’t have dibs on that. :)

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 9:27 PM

cozmo on January 19, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Just check the forecast for the 28th. 38 is actually fairly warm for Chicago in January.
*He’s listening to ‘Hooked on Swing’ now.*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Modern 45-70 isn’t blackpowder. And I get lead easily. The junkyard. Common screwdriver to pop wheel weights. Campstove to melt it.

Modern 45-70 govt is one hellava round.

wolly4321 on January 19, 2013 at 9:27 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNVguvNE7qc

For the guys ;-D

Scrumpy on January 19, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Yeeeowww. Shake your money maker. LOL Booty.

SparkPlug on January 19, 2013 at 9:28 PM

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

For the ladies!! :-O

Scrumpy on January 19, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Now that you are all corrupted…

*poof*

;-P

Scrumpy on January 19, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Did anybody see the shooting demonstration on Hannity last night?

I don’t know much about handguns yet – she was very informative and one heck of a shot.

gophergirl on January 19, 2013 at 9:30 PM

And Rand Paul.

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Rand Paul/Scott Walker 2016

JPeterman on January 19, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Scott Walker taking a back seat to Rand Paul? Please. Reverse that ticket and you might be on to something.

ddrintn on January 19, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Scrumpy on January 19, 2013 at 9:30 PM

The ladies are too classy and elegant…to watch this eye candy!

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 9:32 PM

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