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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Scrumpy on January 19, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Hey you little minx. Now you are being very mischievous. Get your booty back here.

SparkPlug on January 19, 2013 at 9:32 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

Works for me.

JPeterman on January 19, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Just check the forecast for the 28th.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2013 at 9:27 PM

No thanks, I was driving into enemy territory yakeeland over New Years. 5″ of snow, the entire family agreed to head back south sooner than planned. After I got to see the NMUSAF we headed to the coast.

OK, Dire Straits Brain.

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 9:27 PM

One look at my brain, and even Dire Straits would agree.

cozmo on January 19, 2013 at 9:33 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

Yeah, I agree, put Scott Walker in the front.

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 9:33 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

I saw it. She could really group her shots well. And she was kinda hawt.

Hawt-lookin’, straight shootin’ mama! *be still my beating heart*

predator on January 19, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Book of Eli is on TNT. Great movie.

predator on January 19, 2013 at 9:35 PM

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 9:32 PM

It was quite tame… even I could watch it ;-P

Scrumpy on January 19, 2013 at 9:35 PM

CBS News’ Political Director: Obama Must ‘Destroy’ Republican Party
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/01/19/CBS-News-Political-Director-Obama-Destroy-GOP?

The author of this outrageous left-wing fever dream is John Dickerson, whom Slate describes as “Slate’s chief political correspondent”. What Slate leaves out of its little bio, though, is that Dickerson is also the political director at CBS News.

Dickerson is merely being Dickerson, and there’s no doubt he speaks for legions upon legions of those in the media today.

What is worthy of note, though, is that a CBS News’ political director is now comfortable openly calling for the destruction of the Republican Party. He obviously fears no admonitions from his colleagues or his employer. And why should he? Earlier this week, Bob Schieffer, a CBS News “living legend,” was perfectly comfortable publicly comparing the NRA to Nazis.

Galt2009 on January 19, 2013 at 9:35 PM

SparkPlug on January 19, 2013 at 9:32 PM

make me :-P!!

Scrumpy on January 19, 2013 at 9:36 PM

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

No, didn’t see it. Girls usually are better shoots. Y’all take the time to aim and remember the breathing rules. Teaching y’all to follow through though…

cozmo on January 19, 2013 at 9:36 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

Works for me.

JPeterman on January 19, 2013 at 9:33 PM

After eight years of Obummer, I’ll take it in either order.

predator on January 19, 2013 at 9:36 PM

It was quite tame… even I could watch it ;-P

Scrumpy on January 19, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Heh – tested & approved by Scrumpy.

I thought you *poofed*?

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 9:37 PM

All hail King Obama!

JPeterman on January 19, 2013 at 9:18 PM

His Terms Are Always Hostile Ones

Resist We Much on January 19, 2013 at 9:37 PM

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

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 9:32 PM

My ‘eye candy’ is sitting about 7 feet west of me.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Hottie shooting my new gun..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2BLJFrqoiM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

wolly4321 on January 19, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Scrumpy on January 19, 2013 at 9:20 PM

No, actually, I’m right there with you. My beef with the Republicans is that they don’t FIGHT. Maybe they need their faces rubbed in it a bit more from the Dems in their new-found cockiness before they get that clue, ’cause nothing else seems to be giving it them.

Cleombrotus on January 19, 2013 at 9:40 PM

I thought you *poofed*?

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 9:37 PM

She is very tricky tonight. We need to watch her closely. There could be a sneak attack in the works.

SparkPlug on January 19, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Dear Leader: CNN Correspondent Wrote Obama Letter Every Day for Four Years

Resist We Much on January 19, 2013 at 9:40 PM

That is just so creepy.

gophergirl on January 19, 2013 at 9:41 PM

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

ObamaCare will fix that.

VorDaj on January 19, 2013 at 9:41 PM

My ‘eye candy’ is sitting about 7 feet west of me.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Impressed – that you noted the direction he was in relation to you. :)

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Dear Leader: CNN Correspondent Wrote Obama Letter Every Day for Four Years

Resist We Much on January 19, 2013 at 9:40 PM

That is just so creepy.

gophergirl on January 19, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Just be thankful he didn’t take pictures of himself while he was doing that and plaster them on the internet.

VorDaj on January 19, 2013 at 9:43 PM

That is just so creepy.

gophergirl on January 19, 2013 at 9:41 PM

That is so wrong.

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 9:44 PM

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Did I?

Scrumpy on January 19, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Just be thankful he didn’t take pictures of himself while he was doing that and plaster them on the internet.

VorDaj on January 19, 2013 at 9:43 PM

I can’t believe his wife didn’t go running/screaming for the hills after about 4 weeks of the obsession.

The fact that he’s supposedly an “objective” journalist is even more disturbing.

gophergirl on January 19, 2013 at 9:45 PM

After eight years of Obummer, I’ll take it in either order.

predator on January 19, 2013 at 9:36 PM

If there is an election in 2016. Collapse the economy in early 2016 and then pull a Roosevelt.

And yes, I have spent to much time with 93 year old grandmum in the past month.

JPeterman on January 19, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Cleombrotus on January 19, 2013 at 9:40 PM

I agree with you.

I am sick and tired of their lameness…

Scrumpy on January 19, 2013 at 9:46 PM

If there is an election in 2016. Collapse the economy in early 2016 and then pull a Roosevelt.

And yes, I have spent to much time with 93 year old grandmum in the past month.

JPeterman on January 19, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Are you back here yet?

predator on January 19, 2013 at 9:47 PM

If only one child can be saved….
Then we must try…

But when it comes to Planned Parenthood…..

Electrongod on January 19, 2013 at 9:48 PM

That is just so creepy.

gophergirl on January 19, 2013 at 9:41 PM

In a segment on MSNBC’s Hardball about the dynamics that lead to a victory for President Barack Obama in the 2012 elections, former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown said that he found the Democratic Party’s fortune in the last cycle not necessarily indicative of future success. Brown said that Democrats did not win races at the state-level in the numbers they should have and, in combination with Mitt Romney’s weak candidacy, the “cult of the personality” around Obama was more responsible for his victory than the Democratic Party’s appeal.

Michael Smerconish opened the segment by asking if the 2012 election results herald a more progressive future with an ascendant liberal collation. The Nation columnist John Nichols said that the coalition of voters the president assembled in 2012 was impressive and would be difficult to defeat. However, he cautioned that holding that coalition together without Obama on the ballot in 2016 would be a challenge.

Brown interjected, saying that the results in 2012 did not make him feel secure in the Democratic Party’s prospects for electoral success in the immediate future.

“I believe that it would have been a more telling benefit for the party if it had been Nancy Pelosi reemerging as the Speaker of the House, and if Democratic governors had won in the numbers that they needed to win in, as well as legislative bodies being dominated by Democrats,” Brown replied.

“I think, the cult of the personality had a lot more to do with the end results this time around, in addition thereto, the defective candidacy of the Republican nominee,” Brown added.

Resist We Much on January 19, 2013 at 9:49 PM

“I think, the cult of the personality had a lot more to do with the end results this time around, in addition thereto, the defective candidacy of the Republican nominee,” Brown added.

Resist We Much on January 19, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Yep. Bob Dole, John McCain, Mitt Romney. It’s becoming a trademark of the GOP.

predator on January 19, 2013 at 9:51 PM

If there is an election in 2016. Collapse the economy in early 2016 and then pull a Roosevelt.

And yes, I have spent to much time with 93 year old grandmum in the past month.

JPeterman on January 19, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Fortunately, the 22nd stops state…unless he can convince 38 states, which is at big deal since he only on 26 last time.

Resist We Much on January 19, 2013 at 9:52 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

gophergirl:You Rang:)
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Saturday, January 19, 2013
Shooting Demo on Hannity: AR-15 is a pipsqueak
Competition shooter Jessie Duff shows different calibers of ammo and their effect on the target.
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http://mainfo.blogspot.ca/2013/01/shooting-demo-on-hannity-ar-15-is.html

canopfor on January 19, 2013 at 9:52 PM

If there is an election in 2016. Collapse the economy in early 2016 and then pull a Roosevelt.

And yes, I have spent to much time with 93 year old grandmum in the past month.

JPeterman on January 19, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Oh, don’t think it can’t happen. I expect it to be tried by these fools.

VegasRick on January 19, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Scrumpy on January 19, 2013 at 9:21 PM

No this is for the men.

RickB on January 19, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Resist We Much on January 19, 2013 at 9:40 PM

That story is all over my twitter feed right now.

Picture for you in case you didn’t see it. I figured you could use it.

JPeterman on January 19, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Fortunately, the 22nd stops state…unless he can convince 38 states, which is at big deal since he only on 26 last time.

Resist We Much on January 19, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Think SCOTUS. They will try. Bet on it!

VegasRick on January 19, 2013 at 9:56 PM

That story is all over my twitter feed right now.

Picture for you in case you didn’t see it. I figured you could use it.

JPeterman on January 19, 2013 at 9:54 PM

I just tweeted this as well.

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 9:56 PM

If there is an election in 2016. Collapse the economy in early 2016 and then pull a Roosevelt.

And yes, I have spent to much time with 93 year old grandmum in the past month.

JPeterman on January 19, 2013 at 9:45 PM

The actual technique may be subject to argument, but paying for the family vacations doesn’t look to be on his to do list. And, let us not forget that outburst by Bev Perdue.

wolfsDad on January 19, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Are you back here yet?

predator on January 19, 2013 at 9:47 PM

I’m still here, will be catching my flight home on Monday. Enjoy that coronation!!!!!!

JPeterman on January 19, 2013 at 9:56 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.

Not me, I predicted months in advance during the primaries that Romney would lose in a 50/50 race.

The stunned silence was accompanied by the growing realization that the country was no longer the same place that had installed the Reagan Revolution.

Nope, sorry, that is the ruling class’ perspective talking. Romney lost because he was the white Obama, a gun-grabbing statist. Romney was the anti-Reagan! In fact the Romney team rigged a vote at the Republican National Convention, the outcome pre-scripted on the teleprompter, (click on my name below for video), to change the rules so that nobody like Reagan or Ron Paul can ever challenging the GOP establishment for the Republican nomination again.

FloatingRock on January 19, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Don’t make go all ‘kitteh’ lmao!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QNoDzojjkw

Scrumpy on January 19, 2013 at 9:59 PM

I’m still here, will be catching my flight home on Monday. Enjoy that coronation!!!!!!

JPeterman on January 19, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Have a good trip back. As for the coronation, I’m blessed with a job, so I’ll be forced to miss it.

predator on January 19, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Remind me not to look at any MSM on Monday. The tongue bath will make me lose my lunch.

gophergirl on January 19, 2013 at 10:00 PM

change the rules so that nobody like Reagan or Ron Paul can ever challenging the GOP establishment for the Republican nomination again.

FloatingRock on January 19, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Oh brother. You had better start looking at what is coming at us and not back.

VegasRick on January 19, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Picture for you in case you didn’t see it. I figured you could use it.

JPeterman on January 19, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Pic of the Day: Tots for No Debt

:-)

Resist We Much on January 19, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Oh, don’t think it can’t happen. I expect it to be tried by these fools.

VegasRick on January 19, 2013 at 9:52 PM

My grandmum is 93 and sharp, still works a few hours a day at my sisters shop in Karlovy Vary and is always on her laptop watching what is happening here. She was a young woman when Hitler came into power and she says so much of what is happening here in America mirrors what happened back then.

JPeterman on January 19, 2013 at 10:01 PM

FloatingRock on January 19, 2013 at 9:57 PM Putting Ru Paul and Ronald Reagan in the same sentence is a joke..:)

Dire Straits on January 19, 2013 at 10:01 PM

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

Gas station or mechanic’s shop.

Wheel weights.

Solaratov on January 19, 2013 at 10:02 PM

FloatingRock on January 19, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Putting Ru Paul and Ronald Reagan in the same sentence is a joke

Fixed..:)

Dire Straits on January 19, 2013 at 10:03 PM

My grandmum is 93 and sharp, still works a few hours a day at my sisters shop in Karlovy Vary and is always on her laptop watching what is happening here. She was a young woman when Hitler came into power and she says so much of what is happening here in America mirrors what happened back then.

JPeterman on January 19, 2013 at 10:01 PM

God Bless Her. And she must be very sad for our country.

VegasRick on January 19, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Remind me not to look at any MSM on Monday. The tongue bath will make me lose my lunch.

gophergirl on January 19, 2013 at 10:00 PM

gophergirl:

Yup,hey,thanks for that Hannity tip,excellent education on fire-arms,
gonna send it in to AllahP:)

canopfor on January 19, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Bumper stickers? bit.ly/XMFlx3

davidk on January 19, 2013 at 10:04 PM

Yup,hey,thanks for that Hannity tip,excellent education on fire-arms,
gonna send it in to AllahP:)

canopfor on January 19, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Welcome!

gophergirl on January 19, 2013 at 10:04 PM

I just tweeted this as well.

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 9:56 PM

I tweeted that picture of the abortion instrument that “Inc” posted here a few days ago, it got 54 retweets and when I went back an hour later, I had about 60 new followers.

JPeterman on January 19, 2013 at 10:05 PM

JPeterman on January 19, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Cool..:)

Dire Straits on January 19, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Putting Ru Paul and Ronald Reagan in the same sentence is a joke

Dire Straits on January 19, 2013 at 10:03 PM

No, it’s not a joke, you are. : )

FloatingRock on January 19, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Will this Clown ever get a clue,its his second,er third AQ Attack!

Obama seeks “fuller understanding” of what happened in Algeria siege – @Reuters

3 hours ago from http://www.chicagotribune.com by editor

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-sahara-crisis-obamabre90i0ko-20130119,0,2244337.story
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canopfor on January 19, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Remind me not to look at any MSM on Monday. The tongue bath will make me lose my lunch.

gophergirl on January 19, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Yep, gotta trollcott the boob tube for sure!

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Evening Dire.

Cozmo had Dire Straits Brain. :)

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 10:08 PM

She was a young woman when Hitler came into power and she says so much of what is happening here in America mirrors what happened back then.

JPeterman on January 19, 2013 at 10:01 PM

I respect her experience and wisdom. I do not see the US going the way Europe 1930s went. Balkanization however…

cozmo on January 19, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Resist We Much on January 19, 2013 at 10:01 PM

I knew you would find it ;)

JPeterman on January 19, 2013 at 10:09 PM

FloatingRock on January 19, 2013 at 10:07 PM

LoLz..We will see..:)

Dire Straits on January 19, 2013 at 10:09 PM

canopfor on January 19, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Welcome!

gophergirl on January 19, 2013 at 10:04 PM

gophergirl:-:)

canopfor on January 19, 2013 at 10:09 PM

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on January 19, 2013 at 10:10 PM

If I hear ONE MORE version of effing ‘Gary Owen’, I’m going to bean him with a shoe. *grr*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2013 at 10:14 PM

I don’t feel tardy…..

KCB on January 19, 2013 at 10:15 PM

I don’t feel tardy…..

KCB on January 19, 2013 at 10:15 PM

But are you hot for teacher? ;)

predator on January 19, 2013 at 10:16 PM

I respect her experience and wisdom. I do not see the US going the way Europe 1930s went. Balkanization however…

cozmo on January 19, 2013 at 10:08 PM

I will run that past her in the a.m.

JPeterman on January 19, 2013 at 10:17 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Go 7th ALyT.

Though I believe the word you are freaking out over is Garryowen.

cozmo on January 19, 2013 at 10:18 PM

I don’t feel tardy…..

KCB on January 19, 2013 at 10:15 PM

First…

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 10:18 PM

But are you hot for teacher? ;)

predator on January 19, 2013 at 10:16

PM

Yep

KCB on January 19, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Just heard Joe Arpaio b!tch slap Geraldo.
Like listening to Mozart.

katy the mean old lady on January 19, 2013 at 10:19 PM

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

…JugEars been sleeping for two years?…what have they done to stand up to him?

KOOLAID2 on January 19, 2013 at 10:19 PM

I respect her experience and wisdom. I do not see the US going the way Europe 1930s went. Balkanization however…

cozmo on January 19, 2013 at 10:08 PM

The Divided States of America–Obama’s legacy.

predator on January 19, 2013 at 10:20 PM

*********** HIGH NOON **************

Pro-gun activists plan rallies in 49 states at ‘high noon’ to protest Obama’s proposed curbs on firearms – @Reuters

11 hours ago by editor
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Rallies across U.S. assail Obama’s proposed gun curbs
8:52 p.m. CST, January 19, 2013
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(Reuters) – Pro-gun activists held “high noon” rallies across the United States on Saturday to defend the right to own firearms they say is being threatened by President Barack Obama’s gun-control proposals.

The U.S. debate over gun control erupted in mid-December after 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.”
(More…)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/sns-rt-us-usa-guns-ralliesbre90h17a-20130118,0,4956476.story
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Pro-gun rallies across U.S. attack Obama’s curbs on firearms
Jan

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/01/19/us-usa-guns-rallies-idUKBRE90H17A20130119

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/18/us-usa-guns-rallies-idUSBRE90H17A20130118
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http://gunsacrossamerica.com/

http://www.facebook.com/events/144639815690301/

canopfor on January 19, 2013 at 11:28 AM

canopfor on January 19, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Go 7th ALyT.

Though I believe the word you are freaking out over is Garryowen.

cozmo on January 19, 2013 at 10:18 PM

he’s moved on to ‘Addicted To love’. I’m wearing his ‘range’ ear protection….and oh great…he’s ‘serenading’ me now.. *sigh*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Just heard Joe Arpaio b!tch slap Geraldo.
Like listening to Mozart.

katy the mean old lady on January 19, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Good!
When I hear “Sheriff Joe” when it refers to the clown in the VP chair, I think of Joe Arpaio.

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Like listening to Mozart.

katy the mean old lady on January 19, 2013 at 10:19 PM

I tend to prefer Salieri

Liam on January 19, 2013 at 10:23 PM

On to the Hollies. Sorry, but I am NOT a ‘Long Cool Woman In a Black Dress’. ‘Brown-eyed Girl’, maybe.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2013 at 10:24 PM

On to the Hollies. Sorry, but I am NOT a ‘Long Cool Woman In a Black Dress’. ‘Brown-eyed Girl’, maybe.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Not a long cool woman? We could always put you on a Medieval rack for a short stretch…

Liam on January 19, 2013 at 10:25 PM

katy the mean old lady on January 19, 2013 at 10:19 PM

I agree with Arapio’s stand on immigration-but he’s a birther. That makes him unpalatable to me.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Not a long cool woman? We could always put you on a Medieval rack for a short stretch…

Liam on January 19, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Long Cool Brown-Eyed Woman In A Black Dress

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Not a long cool woman? We could always put you on a Medieval rack for a short stretch…

Liam on January 19, 2013 at 10:25 PM

My dad used to suggest that when I whined about being short. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Yep, cult of personality. Not democrats, but Obamacrats.

tommy71 on January 19, 2013 at 10:28 PM

I agree with Arapio’s stand on immigration-but he’s a birther. That makes him unpalatable to me.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2013 at 10:26 PM

He is? *heartbreak*

I guess he’s good on the immigration issue, but only let him speak about that.

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Long Cool Brown-Eyed Woman In A Black Dress

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 10:27 PM

I can work with that. But if I work too hard, I’m liable to get shot.

Liam on January 19, 2013 at 10:28 PM

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Sigh, Brown Eyed Girl, or Green Eyed Woman…decisions, decisions…Heck with it Witchy Woman and Black Magic Woman

cozmo on January 19, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Me and the mister resemble this song.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2013 at 10:30 PM

My dad used to suggest that when I whined about being short. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2013 at 10:27 PM

I am soooooooooooooo going to avoid daddy things…

Liam on January 19, 2013 at 10:30 PM

From The Blaze:

Pictures from the pro-gun rallies today.

predator on January 19, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Sigh, Brown Eyed Girl, or Green Eyed Woman…decisions, decisions…Heck with it Witchy Woman and Black Magic Woman

cozmo on January 19, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Sounds like a Wheel of Fortune puzzle.

Because you’re my Brown-Eyed Girl, I have the wine.

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Spare me.

katy the mean old lady on January 19, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Sigh, Brown Eyed Girl, or Green Eyed Woman…decisions, decisions…Heck with it Witchy Woman and Black Magic Woman

cozmo on January 19, 2013 at 10:29 PM

A witchy black magic woman who is short people with one brown eye and one green.

Maybe we can get all bases covered.

Liam on January 19, 2013 at 10:32 PM

I have the wine.

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Dang, another good one!

cozmo on January 19, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Liam on January 19, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Relax. He’s been dead for 11+ years and he was-to put it politely-a nasty jerk. *rolls eyes*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2013 at 10:33 PM

I guess he’s good on the immigration issue, but only let him speak about that.

22044 on January 19, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Yup, God forbid he should have any opinions.

katy the mean old lady on January 19, 2013 at 10:33 PM

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