Quotes of the day

posted at 9:49 pm on January 29, 2013 by Allahpundit

Rubio doesn’t back down. This is his moment. As the charismatic and articulate son of Cuban immigrants who rose to prominence as a tea-party ally, Rubio has a singular place in the conservative firmament, and he could likely hold onto that status for years with little effort…

Rubio is pleased with how receptive many conservatives have been to having a civil conversation about immigration, both on the radio and on Capitol Hill. “To do this right, this can’t be about politics, but about a process,” he says. “I was working on this, then I started to work with the group. Our principles aligned, and when people agree with you, that’s an opportunity you take.”

Another reason for the Republican calm, beyond Rubio’s charm offensive, is his ability to turn concerns about granting amnesty into a conversation about preventing amnesty. Rubio argues the president and many Democrats would likely encourage fewer conditions if Republican leaders weren’t involved…

Conservatives have not yet revolted, though there is grumbling on many conservative websites and on the radio. Rubio says he’ll keep reaching out, asking his fellow Republicans and conservatives to help him shape an unavoidable national debate. “Buy-in is important,” he says. “You can’t come up with something behind closed doors and then expect people to accept it.”

***

“This is going to be tough for Republicans and the recidivist elements in our party,” said GOP strategist Alex Castellanos, himself a Cuban-American.”It will all be fine until there is a GOP primary, say for president, and one candidate breaks out as the anti-immigration candidate and appeals to GOP fears and not hopes.”…

But, all of that doesn’t mitigate the political risk for Rubio in getting so far forward on the issue. In a November Washington Post-ABC News poll, just more than one in three (37 percent) of self-identified Republicans supported a “path to citizenship” for those in the country illegally as compared to 71 percent of Democrats and 59 percent of Independents who favored some sort of path…

“Senator Rubio’s path to the Senate provides some inoculation to the downside risk because he has ‘street cred’ with the coalition of the party that has the greatest concern about this issue,” said Rob Jesmer, former executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and now a partner at FP1 Strategies.

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During a March 28, 2010 Fox News debate against then-Gov. Charlie Crist, Rubio said: “He would have voted for the McCain plan. I think that plan is wrong, and the reason I think it’s wrong is that if you grant amnesty, as the governor proposes that we do, in any form, whether it’s back of the line or so forth, you will destroy any chance we will ever have of having a legal immigration system that works here in America.”

In a CNN debate on Oct 24, 2010, moderator Candy Crowley asked, “So your plan is that you’re going to close the borders, get the electronic system, fix the legal system, and then do what?” Rubio responded: “And then you’ll have a legal immigration system that works. And you’ll have people in this country that are without documents that will be able to return to the — will be able to leave this country, return to their homeland, and try to re-enter through our system that now functions, a system that makes sense…Earned path to citizenship is basically code for amnesty.”

The legislation Rubio backed Monday requires illegal immigrants to pass a criminal background check, hold down a job, pay fines and back taxes, learn English, and go to the back of the line – just like previous proposals…

“He took a right turn on immigration but he’s slowly coming back to where I think he’s naturally oriented,” said Marshall Fitz, direction of immigration policy at the liberal Center for American Progress.

***

So this time, Republicans, led by McCain and Sen. Marco Rubio, have insisted on provisions they claim will ensure the new system will be tough. “Individuals with probationary legal status will be required to go to the back of the line of prospective immigrants, pass an additional background check, pay taxes, learn English and civics, demonstrate a history of work in the United States, and current employment, among other requirements, in order to earn the opportunity to apply for lawful permanent residency,” says the five-page bipartisan proposal.

But the bottom line is, those who are here illegally now, unless they have some sort of serious criminal record, will be made legal on the first day the new law takes effect. So wouldn’t day-one legality be an incentive for more people to come to the U.S. illegally?…

Other GOP senators are equally skeptical, at least for now; don’t look for many to jump on board. “There’s no reason to embrace a five-page, notional product now, when the Judiciary Committee will almost certainly pull it farther to the left,” says another Senate Republican aide. “Everybody on our side wants Rubio to succeed, but I think a lot of members will think it imprudent to sign off on this so quickly.”

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“It is not inevitable,” [GOP Rep. Lamar] Smith said on “The Laura Ingraham Show.” “I don’t think it’s going to happen for lots of good reasons.”

“This is nothing new, the same individuals who have been for amnesty in the past are for amnesty today. That shouldn’t surprise anybody,” he said, explaining he hasn’t seen a surge of new support for the idea “that we should legalize everyone in the country.”…

“I certainly do not see a majority of the House voting for mass amnesty and legalizing everybody in the country illegally.” Smith reiterated. “Maybe the House is going to be the firewall here but we still need to come up with ways to attract Hispanics to the Republican Party, but we can do that economically not playing in the field of the Democrats.”

***

One of the lesson’s we’ve learned from divided government over the past several years is that nothing at all gets done unless it absolutely has to. That’s been the case with the deals that have been struck to avert government shutdowns, raise the debt ceiling and avoid the “fiscal cliff.” But America’s immigration system falls into the category of problems — like entitlements — that should be addressed, but won’t be because there’s no date certain that they must be.

Whether or not lawmakers are earnest about wanting to resolve the issue, politically, all sides could live with doing nothing. Democrats would still be able to use it as a wedge issue and Obama could argue he really tried on immigration this time, but Republicans were simply intransigent. Conservative House members could go back to their districts and say they successfully blocked amnesty. Republicans like Rubio could argue that they really wanted immigration reform to happen, but Obama was simply unwilling to compromise to get it across the finish line. As long as all sides have fall back positions in the event that nothing gets passed, it’s hard to see how this survives the legislative meat grinder.

***

[G]ranting illegal immigrants legal status, while also denying them federal benefits but still promising citizenship in the future, Rubio will have made the Republicans political situation worse, not better. Greg Chen, director of advocacy for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, notes that the Senate bill calls for border security to “apprehend every unauthorized entrant.” “If that’s going to be the standard, that’s essentially an unrealistic, impossible standard to meet,” says Chen.

So either those granted legalized status will eventually get citizenship without border security, or they will be stuck in eternal limbo. “Is this citizenship in name only? If so, there is going to be some pretty dramatic backlash,” Mary Giovagnoli, director of the Immigration Policy Center, told The Washington Post.

Come 2016 Democrats will be more than happy to help immigrant communities direct that backlash directly at the Republican presidential candidate, whoever that may be.

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I’d say first, but I am not

txmomof6 on January 29, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Not Bishop… o_O

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 9:51 PM

LOL. Rubio Central.

ddrintn on January 29, 2013 at 9:52 PM

I’d say first, but I am not

txmomof6 on January 29, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Hmmmm o_O

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Rubio sure gets around..
3 talk shows in one day..

Electrongod on January 29, 2013 at 9:53 PM

..oh gawd!…Rubio is getting the Speaker John Bonehead lips!…already!

KOOLAID2 on January 29, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Oh good, another I hate Rubio thread, I have to work tomorrow, going to bed.

Cindy Munford on January 29, 2013 at 9:54 PM

By the way, look at some of the comments on Costa’s paean to Rubio at NRO. The rubes are restless and ain’t buyin’ it.

ddrintn on January 29, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Focused on jobs…like a laser.

d1carter on January 29, 2013 at 9:55 PM

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 9:52 PM
Even if you think are first, Bishop is first. Way more predictable than the clowns in DC

txmomof6 on January 29, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Rubio was against amensty when running, but now is for it. Classic.

KMav on January 29, 2013 at 9:55 PM

As the grand-daughter of a LEGAL immigrant, I’m total against ANY type of amnesty.Secure the borders, and deport the illegals(anchor babies included).

annoyinglittletwerp on January 29, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Wait a tick..

It’s only 10PM AP time…

Electrongod on January 29, 2013 at 9:56 PM

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Not SWalker.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 29, 2013 at 9:56 PM

“This is going to be tough for Republicans and the recidivist elements in our party,” said GOP strategist Alex Castellanos, himself a Cuban-American.”

You keep using that word, but I do not think that it means what you think it means…

The only recidivism that is present with immigration reform is the BS that has been spouted and promised since 1965 by proponents and the failure of those same people to even fund the immigration enforcement provisions that they claim are “absolute imperatives” that MUST be met before any illegal immigrant gets anything.

“The immigration Act of 1965 changed all previous patterns, and in so doing, probably changed the future of America … [it] was noble, revolutionary – and probably the most thoughtless of many acts of the Great Society.”

- Theodore White, American political journalist, historian, and novelist, Kennedy family intimate, coiner of the term “Camelot” to describe the Kennedy Administration, America in Search of Itself: The Making of the President 1956-1980, 1982

“The United States cannot regain its competitive standing in the world by importing low wage workers from other countries. On the one hand, it engenders conditions this country cannot and should not tolerate. On the other hand, in the modern age, a nation’s wealth and prosperity is secured by high worker productivity and capital investment, not by the availability of low-wage labour.”

– Senator Eugene McCarthy (D-MN), 1968 Democratic Presidential nominee

Immigration Reform: If The Past Is Prologue…

M2RB: Lynyrd Skynryd

Resist We Much on January 29, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Rubio doesn’t back down. This is his moment. As the charismatic and articulate son of Cuban immigrants who rose to prominence as a tea-party ally, Rubio has a singular place in the conservative firmament, and he could likely hold onto that status for years with little effort…

SAME OLD TIRED LIES that McCain and Graham and Bush 43 tried 6 years ago with a new younger, browner face and a combover.

SEAL the freaking border and stop the flood of illegals FIRST.

And excuse me, but I think lawbreakers shouldn’t be rewarded with American citizenship. Let them go back to Mexico and topple their corrupt government down there with their Fast and Furious guns they got from the border states.

NO AMNESTY, Save American sovereignty.

PappyD61 on January 29, 2013 at 9:58 PM

M2RB: Lynyrd Skynryd

Resist We Much on January 29, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Now I am only clicking because of Lynyrd..:)

Electrongod on January 29, 2013 at 9:59 PM

So this time, Republicans, led by McCain

…that’s the problem when your’re SENILE…you forget that they promised they were going to secure the borders FIRST…the last two or three times they chirped “my friends”!

KOOLAID2 on January 29, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Good night, Cindy.

Rusty Allen on January 29, 2013 at 10:01 PM

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Not SWalker.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 29, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Hey now, I like not being afraid of starting my car… ;p

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 10:01 PM

I am confident that, given a fair chance, I can convince most Americans, including Americans of Hispanic descent, that limited government and free enterprise is better for them and better for their upward mobility than big government is. Because that’s the reason why they came here.

This guy thinks he’s Reagan & Obama.

You can’t convince them, Mr. Rubio. And passing this bill legalizing 11 million aliens on the pretense of you thinking you can convince them to be conservative displays you are naive.

portlandon on January 29, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Secure the borders, and deport the illegals(anchor babies included).

Fine by me.

Jackalope on January 29, 2013 at 10:02 PM

As I’ve posted for several years.

The Pappy Plan is a fair, shared sacrifice way to start saving the country financially.

1. Seal the border.
Saves entitlements by the score, saves state budgets, will act to raise wages as employers find they can’t pay the illegal sub-minimum wages, etc.

2. 10% across the board federal spending CUTS.
Real ones, $350 billion this year, $300 billion the next year.
Fair, shared sacrifice, etc.

So until politicians are willing to do either one of these, they aren’t serious.

PappyD61 on January 29, 2013 at 10:03 PM

So sick of the McCain/Graham bromance.

Jackalope on January 29, 2013 at 10:03 PM

But Rubio doesn’t back down. This is his moment. As the charismatic and articulate son of Cuban immigrants who rose to prominence as a tea-party ally, Rubio has a singular place in the conservative firmament, and he could likely hold onto that status for years with little effort. At 41 years old, he is already considered a leading presidential contender.

Rubio, however, doesn’t just want to be a conservative darling and quietly wait to be anointed the Republican nominee in a few years. He wants to pass legislation. He doesn’t mind a challenge. He didn’t run for the Senate to merely be a backbencher by day and a Fox News talking head by night.

Man, what an embarrassing puff piece.

ddrintn on January 29, 2013 at 10:05 PM

…R E A D…M Y…L I P S…!!!
…N O …A M N E S T Y…Y O U
d u m b…a s $ h o l e s…!!!

KOOLAID2 on January 29, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Rubio sure gets around..
3 talk shows in one day..

Electrongod on January 29, 2013 at 9:53 PM

I didn’t hear the third one but Limbaugh and Levin did great impresonations of Steve Kroft.

bw222 on January 29, 2013 at 10:08 PM

…R E A D…M Y…L I P S…!!!
…N O …A M N E S T Y…Y O U
d u m b…a s $ h o l e s…!!!

KOOLAID2 on January 29, 2013 at 10:05 PM

It’s sooooooo simple. The costs of this are huge and the benefits are none.

Jackalope on January 29, 2013 at 10:09 PM

GOP is going full court press on amnesty. If Conservatives want any sort of future in politics, this must be stopped. If 11 million illegals get citizenship, you will see Texas, Florida, Nevada turn Purple/Blue for a long, long, time.

Rubio thinks he can tell as many anecdotal stories as he wants regarding immigrants, but he won’t get but maybe 15% to become Republicans.

portlandon on January 29, 2013 at 10:09 PM

For the love of Pete, do we have to have another Rubio thread? Can’t we do something on Darfur or Soupy Sales or the fallacy of putting raisins in carrot cake (or anything for that matter)? Anything besides seeing his face again.

TxAnn56 on January 29, 2013 at 10:09 PM

ok so help me out here, Mrs Marshfox( Lila Munro) just texted me to let me know she is being followed on Twitter by CNN Executive Producer, scam or real deal and how do we tell?

MarshFox on January 29, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Hey, Koolaid, how goes it?

Rusty Allen on January 29, 2013 at 10:10 PM

**************Alert *******************

Scott Brown ‘leaning strongly’ toward bid for John Kerry’s Senate seat – @AP

1 hour ago from bostonherald.com by editor
==============================================

http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_politics/2013/01/scott_brown_leaning_strongly_toward_senate_bid

canopfor on January 29, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Lets get rid of the wet/dry foot rule for Cubans while we’re at it.

RickB on January 29, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Lets get rid of the wet/dry foot rule for Cubans while we’re at it.

RickB on January 29, 2013 at 10:11 PM

:-) Thanks, I needed that guffaw.

TxAnn56 on January 29, 2013 at 10:12 PM

…R E A D…M Y…L I P S…!!!
…N O …A M N E S T Y…Y O U
d u m b…a s $ h o l e s…!!!

KOOLAID2 on January 29, 2013 at 10:05 PM

That pretty much says it all.

Where are the jobs, Marco? Deficit?

JPeterman on January 29, 2013 at 10:12 PM

For the love of Pete, do we have to have another Rubio thread?

TxAnn56 on January 29, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Yes, you silly silly peasant. Bow down before the newly-anointed Mr Inevitable HyperElectable and love it.

ddrintn on January 29, 2013 at 10:12 PM

In a CNN debate on Oct 24, 2010, moderator Candy Crowley asked, “So your plan is that you’re going to close the borders, get the electronic system, fix the legal system, and then do what?” Rubio responded: “And then you’ll have a legal immigration system that works. And you’ll have people in this country that are without documents that will be able to return to the — will be able to leave this country, return to their homeland, and try to re-enter through our system that now functions, a system that makes sense…Earned path to citizenship is basically code for amnesty.”

Where’s that guy?

Is that some guy that got what he wanted and then never called?

Should I feel dirty and used again?

Axe on January 29, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Scott Brown ‘leaning strongly’ toward bid for John Kerry’s Senate seat – @AP

1 hour ago from bostonherald.com by editor

canopfor on January 29, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Scott has a history of taking Lib seats…

Electrongod on January 29, 2013 at 10:13 PM

So sick of the McCain/Graham bromance.

Jackalope on January 29, 2013 at 10:03 PM

…they need to quit picking these two for every show they can to be “spokespeople” for the republican side…and just have these two dry humping each other front and back… and every position known to mankind…with ONLY the cameras rolling!…their actions WOULD THEN finally… mean more than their words!

KOOLAID2 on January 29, 2013 at 10:13 PM

ok so help me out here, Mrs Marshfox( Lila Munro) just texted me to let me know she is being followed on Twitter by CNN Executive Producer, scam or real deal and how do we tell?

MarshFox on January 29, 2013 at 10:10 PM

They would have a blue check mark next to their name as verified.

JPeterman on January 29, 2013 at 10:13 PM

“To do this right, this can’t be about politics, but about a process,” he says. “I was working on this, then I started to work with the group. Our principles aligned, and when people agree with you, that’s an opportunity you take.”
====================================

Sounds like a Political Battle-Plan is shaping up!

canopfor on January 29, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Now I am only clicking because of Lynyrd..:)

Electrongod on January 29, 2013 at 9:59 PM

OK, what do you want to click for next? TNR’s “Massive Egg Meets Face” (The New Republic Pushes Fake Picture of Obama Skeet Shooting…Then Blames Twitter) or chumpThread’s “Trig Ray”-Proof Room (because sometimes a straitjacket and a tinfoil hat are just not enough!).

Proggies: Life would be so utterly boring without them. lol

Resist We Much on January 29, 2013 at 10:14 PM

For the love of Pete, do we have to have another Rubio thread?

TxAnn56 on January 29, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Yes, you silly silly peasant. Bow down before the newly-anointed Mr Inevitable HyperElectable and love it.

ddrintn on January 29, 2013 at 10:12 PM

O, so — we love this guy? I didn’t get a memo. My email got trashed after I was over at Big ‘Uns, and, well, it’s never been the same.

Does Cindy Munford like him and he gets trashed? I didn’t understand her comment.

Axe on January 29, 2013 at 10:15 PM

I am confident that, given a fair chance, I can convince most Americans, including Americans of Hispanic descent, that limited government and free enterprise is better for them and better for their upward mobility than big government is. Because that’s the reason why they came here.

Rubio couldn’t even convince Florida Hispanics to vote for Romney and his buddy Ryan. But then Ryan couldn’t even carry his own state.

bw222 on January 29, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Rubio argues the president and many Democrats would likely encourage fewer conditions if Republican leaders weren’t involved…
========================================================

No Sh*t,free phones with mandatory Registration to the Democrat Team no doubt!!

canopfor on January 29, 2013 at 10:16 PM

JPeterman on January 29, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Thank you very much, get back to you in a bit to see if it is true.

MarshFox on January 29, 2013 at 10:16 PM

I like scotch.

Rusty Allen on January 29, 2013 at 10:16 PM

Scott has a history of taking Lib seats… serving out a Liberal’s Senate term and then losing the seat in the election year.

Electrongod on January 29, 2013 at 10:13 PM

:-)

Resist We Much on January 29, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Where’s that guy?

Is that some guy that got what he wanted and then never called?

Should I feel dirty and used again?

Axe on January 29, 2013 at 10:12 PM

…by the time the establishment gets done selling him to us…penicillin and soap will be in short supply!

KOOLAID2 on January 29, 2013 at 10:17 PM

MarshFox on January 29, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Your lack of faith in the force on the Gun thread is most disturbing. /Darth Vader Mode off:

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Proggies: Life would be so utterly boring without them. lol

Resist We Much on January 29, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Fake pics of Obama shooting???

No wonder he was never focused like a laser..

He was sucking his thumb in the fetal position..

Electrongod on January 29, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Proggies: Life would be so utterly boring without them. lol

Resist We Much on January 29, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Ah. Chump’s gone prime time. Good for him! :)

Axe on January 29, 2013 at 10:18 PM

I like scotch.

Rusty Allen on January 29, 2013 at 10:16 PM

So do I when someone else is buying… ;)

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Marco McShamnesty…
from a long line of GOP liars, frauds, sell-outs and backstabbers.

james23 on January 29, 2013 at 10:20 PM

For the love of Pete, do we have to have another Rubio thread? Can’t we do something on Darfur or Soupy Sales or the fallacy of putting raisins in carrot cake (or anything for that matter)? Anything besides seeing his face again.

TxAnn56 on January 29, 2013 at 10:09 PM

TxAnn56:Lol.okay,how about the ongoing Bus/Hostage drama,then:)
(sarc)
===========

@dothaneagle tweeted:
dothaneagle
Alabama bus shooting/standoff continues in Midland City, but authorities have reopened the closed section of US 231.

48 mins ago from twitter.com by editor
==========================================

47m Dothan Eagle Dothan Eagle ‏@dothaneagle

#Alabama bus shooting/standoff continues in Midland City, but authorities have reopened the closed section of US 231.
======================================================

57m Dothan Eagle Dothan Eagle ‏@dothaneagle

Video from #Alabama bus shooting: http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/video_7c883158-6a7d-11e2-970c-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/video_7c883158-6a7d-11e2-970c-001a4bcf6878.html

canopfor on January 29, 2013 at 10:21 PM

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 10:19 PM

This round is on me.

Rusty Allen on January 29, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Rubio bores me. I’ll share my Dump Cake recipe.

Dump Cake

Original recipe makes 18 servings Change Servings

1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling

1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained

1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix

1 cup margarine, melted

1 cup flaked coconut

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.

In the prepared dish, layer the cherry pie filling and the drained pineapple. Sprinkle the dry cake mix over the top, covering evenly. Pour the melted margarine over the cake mix, and sprinkle the top with the coconut and chopped walnuts. (Optional)

Bake 50 to 60 minutes in the preheated oven, until browned and bubbly.

portlandon on January 29, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Thank you very much, get back to you in a bit to see if it is true.

MarshFox on January 29, 2013 at 10:16 PM

Hit my username down there to my twitter and tell her to follow me. I got followed by Andrew Malcolm last night but he’s not verified yet. Mark Wohlers (baseball player) got hacked and is also in the process of getting reverified.

JPeterman on January 29, 2013 at 10:23 PM

So sick of the McCain/Graham bromance.

Jackalope

Apparently old white guys are simply the bee’s knees when they’re pushing for amnesty.

xblade on January 29, 2013 at 10:23 PM

portlandon on January 29, 2013 at 10:22 PM

YUMMY!

gophergirl on January 29, 2013 at 10:23 PM

So do I when someone else is buying… ;)

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 10:19 PM

OT/Talk to me a minute. About what HotAir will and won’t cover. Considering earlier, you might imagine I’ve been digging a bit this afternoon, time permitting. I’m kind of confused. Things have happened that seem to be straightforward news that conservatives would be interested in that just aren’t appearing here. What’s the deal? I mean, where, exactly is the blind spot? Why’s the blind spot? I’m not even sure what I’m asking, but I am guessing you’ve thought about it before. I’m not sure what to think.

Axe on January 29, 2013 at 10:25 PM

YUMMY!

gophergirl on January 29, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.

It’s marvelous.

portlandon on January 29, 2013 at 10:25 PM

portlandon on January 29, 2013 at 10:22 PM

That looks good!

d1carter on January 29, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Fake pics of Obama shooting???

No wonder he was never focused like a laser..

He was sucking his thumb in the fetal position..

Electrongod on January 29, 2013 at 10:18 PM

The New Republic claimed to have gotten the photo from someone at the White House website. When it was pointed out to them that it was not the White House’s website, they blamed Twitter.

Who wears golf shoes to shoot skeet?

Who assumes a chip shot stance when he shoots skeet?

Who swings a gun in the same way that he swings a golf club?

Too, too phunny!

“But, but, but it’s not our fault. It’s Twitter’s! Or Drudge’s! Or Bush’s! Or someone’s! We are a legitimate, leading PROGRESSIVE news organisation! FORWARD!!!

Resist We Much on January 29, 2013 at 10:27 PM

portlandon on January 29, 2013 at 10:22 PM

torturing this pregnant lady.

Jackalope on January 29, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Hey, Koolaid, how goes it?

Rusty Allen on January 29, 2013 at 10:10 PM

…good you?…I missed a lot of the threads today so I was going to catch up on them like I always do…but than I saw the Senate confirmed Tax Yacht Kerry 94-3 and it took the wind out of my sails.
That Botox Basturd is the Secretary of State for the United States of America!
94 to 3!
S E N A T O R S !

KOOLAID2 on January 29, 2013 at 10:27 PM

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Sorry, I was lurking though, going please pick me, unfortunately my employer frowns on me participating in political discourse while at work and in uniform, however my lunchtime is mine, and I will say this father, it is a gateway for confiscation, plus it is really setting the cops up for some bad first go arounds because private citizens will now go underground to get clean weapons, cops will go in anticipating a certain fire power and when the hammer drops they get a big surprise! Not to mention, all this is almost a verbatim repeat of Clinton, almost exactly, so I am guessing another Waco and Ruby Ridge, multiplied. Btw, 1968 law, the wording is almost verbatim the same used by Hitler, and that is true, guess who helped draft that, yeah same guy that is still a senator. I know father there is still good in you, and together we will be able to fight the evil emperor and defeat him:)

MarshFox on January 29, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Ah. Chump’s gone prime time. Good for him! :)

Axe on January 29, 2013 at 10:18 PM

It was only a matter of time, but, maaan, even I didn’t expect him to turn out to be a Junior Inspector Vajayjay!!!

Resist We Much on January 29, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Gopher, how’s your night?

Rusty Allen on January 29, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Gopher, how’s your night?

Rusty Allen on January 29, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Relaxing :)

Hope you are having a pleasant evening.

gophergirl on January 29, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Scott has a history of taking Lib seats… serving out a Liberal’s Senate term and then losing the seat in the election year.

Electrongod on January 29, 2013 at 10:13 PM

:-)

Resist We Much on January 29, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Well..
There is that….

Electrongod on January 29, 2013 at 10:32 PM

OT/Talk to me a minute. About what HotAir will and won’t cover. Considering earlier, you might imagine I’ve been digging a bit this afternoon, time permitting. I’m kind of confused. Things have happened that seem to be straightforward news that conservatives would be interested in that just aren’t appearing here. What’s the deal? I mean, where, exactly is the blind spot? Why’s the blind spot? I’m not even sure what I’m asking, but I am guessing you’ve thought about it before. I’m not sure what to think.

Axe on January 29, 2013 at 10:25 PM

It’s called Salem Communications, the owners of HA. Big corporation, can’t ruffle feathers or be controversial.

JPeterman on January 29, 2013 at 10:32 PM

KOOLAID2 on January 29, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Indeed. Ain’t that America. Land of the… Oh, F-it.

Rusty Allen on January 29, 2013 at 10:32 PM

So do I when someone else is buying… ;)

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 10:19 PM

OT/Talk to me a minute. About what HotAir will and won’t cover. Considering earlier, you might imagine I’ve been digging a bit this afternoon, time permitting. I’m kind of confused. Things have happened that seem to be straightforward news that conservatives would be interested in that just aren’t appearing here. What’s the deal? I mean, where, exactly is the blind spot? Why’s the blind spot? I’m not even sure what I’m asking, but I am guessing you’ve thought about it before. I’m not sure what to think.

Axe on January 29, 2013 at 10:25 PM

HotAir is what it is. It is a source of income for it’s editorial staff and writers. It is a business. Regardless of what those who visit here or comment may wish to believe that is what HotAir is.

As to what they will or will not cover, that comes down to what the editorial staff believe are a) important b) will generate revenue, c) will not detract from their creditability in their market place.

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 10:32 PM

MUSLIM BROS LOSING CONTROL

on drudge.

Cripes everyone knew this was going to happen. Even Magic 8 Ball called this one right.

Looks like the Mohameds are raging like a bunch of Flukes who were told they can’t have free condoms.

SparkPlug on January 29, 2013 at 10:33 PM

I like scotch.

Rusty Allen on January 29, 2013 at 10:16 PM

bourbon for me.

KCB on January 29, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Another reason for the Republican calm,

Republicans are calm because the GOP establishment hates conservatives and conservativism and loves suicide.

beyond Rubio’s charm offensive,

Rubio has no charm but he is exceedingly offensive.

is his ability to turn concerns about granting amnesty into a conversation about preventing amnesty.

LOL. Lying liars love to lie. Rubio, the GOP leadership, and the “rightist” MFM can all go take a running leap. They are worms. They are useful idiots to the useful idiots of the left. You can’t get much lower than that.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 29, 2013 at 10:34 PM

JPeterman on January 29, 2013 at 10:23 PM

I will let her know to do so in the morning. I appreciate the help, really, she has a following but this could be big depending.

MarshFox on January 29, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Electrongod on January 29, 2013 at 10:32 PM

:-)

Resist We Much on January 29, 2013 at 10:35 PM

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Which is why I demand to get paid to blog here.

Opps. Never mind, I got the Fire Marshall gig. Don’t want to get fired for blogging while I’m punched in. I’ll have to finish this post on my 10 minute break.

SparkPlug on January 29, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Rubio couldn’t even convince Florida Hispanics to vote for Romney and his buddy Ryan. But then Ryan couldn’t even carry his own state.

bw222 on January 29, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Exactly. Who do these guys think their fooling?

Mitt couldn’t carry his home state, the state he governed, or any of the Northeast states he caters to.

Ryan couldn’t carry his home state, or any of the upper midwest states he was suppose to represent.

Rubio couldn’t convince the Florida hispanics, or his own state to vote conservative.

Suddenly he thinks he can convince a majority of the 11 million illegals to vote Republican if the get legal status?

This is lunacy.

portlandon on January 29, 2013 at 10:36 PM

. I know father there is still good in you, and together we will be able to fight the evil emperor and defeat him:)

MarshFox on January 29, 2013 at 10:28 PM

BWAHAHAHAHAH…. ROTFLMAO… I soooo deserved that…. ;)

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Enforcement first…

… then we can habla.

Seven Percent Solution on January 29, 2013 at 10:37 PM

their=they’re

portlandon on January 29, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Enforcement first…

… then we can habla.

Seven Percent Solution on January 29, 2013 at 10:37 PM

:)

Electrongod on January 29, 2013 at 10:38 PM

KCB on January 29, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Then bourbon it is, as long as I’m not drinking alone.

Rusty Allen on January 29, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Enforcement first…

… then we can habla.

Seven Percent Solution on January 29, 2013 at 10:37 PM

But, if we enforce the laws then there won’t be anything to habla about :)

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 29, 2013 at 10:39 PM

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Which is why I demand to get paid to blog here.

Opps. Never mind, I got the Fire Marshall gig. Don’t want to get fired for blogging while I’m punched in. I’ll have to finish this post on my 10 minute break.

SparkPlug on January 29, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Who do you think you are fooling? I’ve seen your Fire Marshall Contract… 50 minute breaks for every 10 minutes of Fire Marshalling with 3 extra dips in the pool to check that the pool isn’t on fire and that the Nymphs are safely out of harms way…

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 10:39 PM

I’ll have a Southern Comfort on the rocks!!

Good evening all {{hugs}}

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Rusty Allen on January 29, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Good to see you Rusty!

KCB on January 29, 2013 at 10:41 PM

As the grand-daughter of a LEGAL immigrant, I’m total against ANY type of amnesty.Secure the borders, and deport the illegals(anchor babies included).

annoyinglittletwerp on January 29, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Do explain how this is to be done.

katy the mean old lady on January 29, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Chrissy…So nice to see you!

KCB on January 29, 2013 at 10:41 PM

I’ll have a Southern Comfort on the rocks!!

Good evening all {{hugs}}

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 10:40 PM

You and me both..

Good evening.

Electrongod on January 29, 2013 at 10:42 PM

I will let her know to do so in the morning. I appreciate the help, really, she has a following but this could be big depending.

MarshFox on January 29, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Not a problem and I was mistaken Andrew Malcolm does have that checkmark. You can see it here.

JPeterman on January 29, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Ken! Good to see you too!!
EG! Oh yes nice drink :-)

Scrumpy on January 29, 2013 at 10:43 PM

SWalker on January 29, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Funny that, I was watching a Poison video this morning, and I thought about you and your early career. In a moment of honesty, and I have said it before, this wasn’t my first choice as a career, farming was, now I just want a small country estate, my books, guns, tools, and most importantly my wife, oh and Father, btw, I am coming to see you, for real in about 5 months, that last part was thrown on before I forget:)

MarshFox on January 29, 2013 at 10:43 PM

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