Quotes of the day

posted at 10:31 pm on January 30, 2013 by Allahpundit

Sen. Marco Rubio is having a moment. He’s a charismatic senator from a battleground state whose Cuban heritage and support for immigration reform are helping his party begin a new courtship with Hispanic voters. This much we know. But Rubio is exploiting an opportunity that goes beyond simply good timing and the right last name. He is getting the chance to be first at bat in a larger effort: the post-election audition for GOP leadership. Of all the would-be Republican stars—and the list is long and likely to grow—Rubio is getting a chance to show exactly what it looks like to move the party in a new direction…

The most important political skill is midwifery. The leader who moves the Republican Party into a new era, where it is more attractive to middle-class voters, minorities, and younger voters, will need to communicate a vision as well as communicate back to the base how he is not selling out the party’s core principles. In this effort, Rubio will get a crack at showing key presidential governing skills—the ability to nurse complex legislation by identifying common interests with Democrats while working with Republicans friends through a mixture of cajoling, flattery, and strong-arming.

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Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, an unlikely ally of Obama’s on this issue, appeared on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show on Tuesday and recognized the Right’s discomfort with easing immigration laws. Like Obama, his defense of immigration reform seemed to be yoked to American exceptionalism.

“It doesn’t feel right in some instances to allow people who have come here undocumented to be able to stay. I know some people are uncomfortable with that notion,” said Rubio, a son of immigrants. “But I would just say this to you: If this country goes downhill, there’s nowhere else in the world. There’s nothing else. There’s no replacement for it. There’s no alternative for America. It’s either us or no one.”

And so perhaps now Republicans in Congress have two reasons to cast a risky vote in favor of conditional amnesty. The first, of course, is the fact that 70 percent of Hispanic and Asian voters supported Obama in the 2012 election, a reflection of a demographic tsunami threatening to destroy the GOP. The second is that, setting aside blind prejudice and “us-versus-them” mentalities, immigration reform is essentially conservative.

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It seems the conservatives who are most skeptical of immigration reform don’t oppose the merits of Rubio’s framework, so much as they simply refuse to believe it would ever be enacted or enforced.

In other words, they simply don’t trust that the law will be obeyed. They believe Democrats can do whatever they want, and the best conservatives can hope for is to slow them down and not give them any ideas.

This is very destructive for democracy. I wish I could say the cynicism and paranoia was entirely unfounded.

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Rubio’s bill is nothing but amnesty. It isn’t even “amnesty thinly disguised as border enforcement.” This is a wolf in wolf’s clothing

The only thing the newly legalized illegal immigrants won’t get immediately is citizenship. Rubio claims that under his plan, they won’t be able to vote or go on welfare. But in practice, they’ll have to wait only until the ACLU finds a judge to say otherwise…

With Hispanics on track to become the largest ethnic group in California this year, the state that gave us Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan is incapable of electing any Republican statewide anymore. Taxes keep going up, and there’s no one left to pay the bill.

That will be our entire country if Republicans fall for Rubio’s phony “Enforcement First!” plan. Perplexingly, some Republicans seem determined to turn the whole nation into California, in the foolish hope of winning one last election.

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“There are Republicans who will tear up their Republican voting cards over this,” said Dan Stein, the president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which opposes the bill.

Rubio is widely considered to be among the party’s top-tier contenders in 2016, but this wasn’t necessarily a fight he needed to be involved in. Not only does the effort contain the chance of angering hardcore primary voters, but Rubio, the son of Cuban exiles, would be able to get Hispanic voters and those pushing for a more moderating voice on immigration within the party merely by his presence.

“Rubio has tried to neutralize [the anger on the right] because of the credibility he has with Tea Party folks, but once real measures are put down in black and white you are going to see the bloggers and talk-show hosts on the right become less and less polite,” said Mark Krikorian, the director of the Center for Immigration Studies, which is devoted to limited immigration. “Rubio’s stock among conservatives is going to start going down over the next six months, and I think he has pretty much doomed his chances for 2016.”

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At least two 2012 polls provided some evidence that support for large-scale immigration alienates white voters.

Fifty-seven percent of “white working-class Americans … agree that illegal immigrants taking jobs that would otherwise be filled by American citizens are responsible for our current economic problems,” said an August survey of 2,501 Americans by the Public Religion Research Institute…

That poll was echoed by a Quinnipiac University poll whose results are a mirror of the Latino Decisions survey.

Quinnipiac’s poll showed that 27 percent of voters in Ohio and Pennsylvania said Obama’s de facto amnesty policy made them less likely to vote for the president’s re-election. Only 11.5 percent of voters in the two states said the policy made them more supportive of Obama, said the survey.

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Public attitudes about immigration: Immigration policy is not a top priority for the U.S. general public or for Hispanics. According to a recent survey of U.S. adults, 39% said that dealing with the issue of illegal immigration should be a top priority for the president and the Congress, placing 17th on a list of policy priorities (Pew Research Center, 2013). For Hispanics, one-third said the issue of immigration was extremely important to them personally, behind issues like the economy and jobs, education and health care (Lopez and Gonzalez-Barrera, 2012).

Attitudes about immigration policy priorities: Among U.S. adults, 28% say the priority for dealing with illegal immigration should be given to tighter restrictions on illegal immigration while 27% say creating a path to citizenship should be the priority. A plurality (42%) says both tactics should be given equal priority. (Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, 2012). Latinos are more likely than the general public (42% versus 27%) to say the priority should be a path to citizenship for immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally. Just 10% of Latinos say priority should be given to better border security and enforcement. Latinos (46%) and the general public (42%) are about equally likely to say priority should be given to enforcement and legalization (Lopez, Gonzalez-Barrera and Motel, 2011).

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Yes, there will be fewer whites and more minorities in the future, and Republicans will have to adjust. But the situation is more complicated than that.

Start with the obvious: If demographics were determinative, then Republicans shouldn’t have gained 63 seats in the House of Representatives in 2010—the largest midterm shift since 1938—while also taking 30 governorships…

The major impediment is the harsh rhetoric of some Republicans regarding immigration. The solution is less about policy than about respect for the Hispanic community. If federal immigration law is reformed with substantial Republican support—including for a long and demanding but achievable process of earning legal status—the GOP can consistently earn 35%-40% among Hispanics. Having Sen. Marco Rubio as the GOP spokesman on immigration issues will hasten the GOP recovery.

Demography isn’t destiny because nothing is permanent in politics—and Democrats’ insistence to the contrary will likely lead them to overreach, ignoring issues such as jobs, anemic growth and deficits in order to tackle gun control and climate change.

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McCain said he hoped to get at least 80 votes for any bill that eventually comes to the floor, although he conceded that there would be naysayers…

If the issue isn’t resolved, McCain said that some states, like his own — which have large Hispanic populations — “will go from Republican to Democratic over time.”

“I think it’s a danger,” McCain said of Republicans permanently forfeiting the Hispanic vote.

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Jackie!

KCB on January 30, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Not a chance…

Electrongod on January 30, 2013 at 10:31 PM

RINO

Flapjackmaka on January 30, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Barb!

KCB on January 30, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Needs less Senator Nelson’s skeletal visage.

Jeddite on January 30, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Chrissy!

KCB on January 30, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Obama could be a RINO…

Electrongod on January 30, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Fresh baked pie out of the better halfs oven. Give you a dollar is you can guess what kind. ; )

Bmore on January 30, 2013 at 10:32 PM

K9!

KCB on January 30, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Border enforcement first…

… then we can talk.

What’s the problem…?

Seven Percent Solution on January 30, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Oh, forget all this RINO stuff…he’s simply the bestest GOP candidate, looks sooo Presidential and surely the voters will have had enough of the Communists in another four years.

Hmmmm, why does all that sound so familiar?

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 30, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Is today’s QOTD the same as yesterday’s?

KCB on January 30, 2013 at 10:33 PM

What’s the problem…?

Seven Percent Solution on January 30, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Border enforcement will never happen as it is only agreed upon once the bill is signed..

guess what parts of the bill will be executed and ignored..

Electrongod on January 30, 2013 at 10:35 PM

So much for jobs, the GDP, the deficit, the out of control spending.

JPeterman on January 30, 2013 at 10:35 PM

The SCOAMF and his ilk denigrate all current laws.

Why give them cover to ignore a new law?

Especially when it is so low on everyone’s priority list?

PolAgnostic on January 30, 2013 at 10:35 PM

B, raisin? :-)

tommy71 on January 30, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Father!!!!!!!!!

MarshFox on January 30, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Conservatives are in despair as we think we’ve reached a demographic Berlin Wall. But that’s not fully true, and of course we don’t want amnesty.
The real problem was Romney. While he had one good debate where he seemed ok, the rest of the campaign was the pits. There was a superficial attractiveness, but he was rotten to the core. An absolutely horrible candidate, and going into it we knew that his record in campaigns was also horrible. Romney’s transparently calculating and anal retentive nature was so obvious to all the voters, and Romney’s negative coattails brought down candidates across the board.
And look at two issues that could have worked to our major advantage, but instead served as daggers against us: immigration and gay marriage. We should have actively promoted the visibility of those two issues, but instead, in calculating fashion, Romney tried to cloak them. Look particularly at gay marriage. Just days after Romney secured the nomination, O then made his gay marriage proclamation. O knew that Romney wouldn’t have a clue on how to respond, other than to duck and cover. Romney has single-handedly deeply harmed traditional marriage in this country.

anotherJoe on January 30, 2013 at 10:36 PM

lol at ann coulter. She’ll back christie in a second.

Flapjackmaka on January 30, 2013 at 10:36 PM

lol at ann coulter. She’ll back christie in a second.

Flapjackmaka on January 30, 2013 at 10:36 PM

OK..
That takes care of 5% of his back…

Electrongod on January 30, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Rubio week?

d1carter on January 30, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Okay the first QOTD – isn’t that from yesterday’s post?

gophergirl on January 30, 2013 at 10:37 PM

What’s the problem…?

Seven Percent Solution on January 30, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Don’t know, couldn’t figure out why we didn’t seal it off after 9-11. Would have been a prudent time for that sort of thing. No balls I guess.

Bmore on January 30, 2013 at 10:37 PM

will need to communicate a vision as well as communicate back to the base how he is not selling out the party’s core principles. In this effort, Rubio will get a crack

…I think he’s smoking it!

KOOLAID2 on January 30, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Rubio, AGAIN? yawn…….this is tiring.

tommy71 on January 30, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Evenin’.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 30, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Hmmmm, why does all that sound so familiar?

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 30, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Rubio is a far better speaker than Mitt. He makes a very persuasive case for conservative ideals, and it’s smart of him to take the lead on this issue even if (and likely so) it goes nowhere. He went on Levin and Rush and made a compelling case. Mitt could never do that.

John the Libertarian on January 30, 2013 at 10:38 PM

no tommy71, not raisin. Have another try. Or should I make it one strike and you’re out?

Bmore on January 30, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Rubio week?

d1carter on January 30, 2013 at 10:37 PM

…get used to it…night!

KOOLAID2 on January 30, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Howdy all you early birds!!

Not hanging ’round…

So huge {{hugs}} all round!!

God Bless and Good Night!!

Scrumpy on January 30, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Rubio week?

d1carter on January 30, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Rubio weak

JPeterman on January 30, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Evenin’.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 30, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Evening alt, left you a note to your comment on the Feinstein thread. Did you see it?

Bmore on January 30, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Sen. Marco Rubio is having a moment.

He certainly is. He should change his tampon.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 30, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Don’t know, couldn’t figure out why we didn’t seal it off after 9-11. Would have been a prudent time for that sort of thing. No balls I guess.

Bmore on January 30, 2013 at 10:37 PM

9-11 was an inside job.

Fire doesn’t melt steel..

Electrongod on January 30, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Speaking of “enforcement”…

Since President Obama took office, federal gun prosecutions have decreased by about 45% from the Bush administration, going from about 11,000 weapons cases to 6,000.

So, obviously, we need MORE GUN CONTROL LAWS for Obama NOT TO ENFORCE!

Lib logic, it’s a special thang!

Resist We Much on January 30, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Rubio is taking heat, as well he should for staking out a stupid position in an attempt to be opportunistic.

The GOPe adding and abetting the Marxist Take-over of America. Thank you John McCain and Marco Rubio.

SWalker on January 30, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Nite, Scrumpy.

tommy71 on January 30, 2013 at 10:41 PM

I am not sure why my Father Anikin hasn’t shown up yet, his speeder must be down.

MarshFox on January 30, 2013 at 10:42 PM

MarshFox on January 30, 2013 at 10:36 PM


Mother!!!!

Bmore on January 30, 2013 at 10:42 PM

. Mitt could never do that.

John the Libertarian on January 30, 2013 at 10:38 PM

This is true..

But how does Rubio vote?

Electrongod on January 30, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Three senators voted against John Kerry, who is a Viet Nam veteran in case you didn’t know it.

Cruz, Cornyn, and Inhofe.

I’ll take Cruz, who also happens to have the right surname, as well as the right idea on border enforcement, over Rubio, the media darling, any day.

When will the GOP elite learn that they cannot give us a RINO? Many of us have already declared we aren’t voting AGAINST the democrats ever again. I stopped doing it after Bush, Dole, Bush, McCain. Others are now joining the Trucon bandwagon.

The problem is you pseudocons and your “any RINO is better than the democrats” mantra. How’d that overspending in 2002 work out for you? Drunken sailors, anyone?

Wino on January 30, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Resist We Much on January 30, 2013 at 10:40 PM

that case was made today at the Gun Violence Hearing but oh what a surprise…the Dems paid no attention.

Ted Cruz was pretty dang good. I am looking forward to watching him.

CoffeeLover on January 30, 2013 at 10:43 PM

So much for jobs, the GDP, the deficit, the out of control spending.

JPeterman on January 30, 2013 at 10:35 PM

yep…i guess amnesty is the answer now

sadsushi on January 30, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Sen. Marco Rubio is having a moment.

Whoa! Deja Vu!

Axe on January 30, 2013 at 10:43 PM

6 pictures of Rubio on the main page. He’s getting close to Palin territory there.

steebo77 on January 30, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Bmore on January 30, 2013 at 10:42 PM

That would be Queen Ammedala your calling for, pretty sure she’s not in this realm any more:)

MarshFox on January 30, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Bmore on January 30, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Yeah. LoL
Like my comment?

annoyinglittletwerp on January 30, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Fire doesn’t melt steel..

Electrongod on January 30, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Good Point.

Bmore on January 30, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Father!!!!!!!!!

MarshFox on January 30, 2013 at 10:36 PM

The Darkside was having a power shortage… Give me a second or two to engage my manual light-saber kick starter and we’ll get right to business… ;p

SWalker on January 30, 2013 at 10:45 PM

When will the GOP elite learn that they cannot give us a RINO? Many of us have already declared we aren’t voting AGAINST the democrats ever again. I stopped doing it after Bush, Dole, Bush, McCain. Others are now joining the Trucon bandwagon.

Who are you supporting in 2016 that is likely to run?

Flapjackmaka on January 30, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Axe on January 30, 2013 at 10:43 PM

So your aware, Mrs Marshfox(Lila Munro) agrees with you, I should write it, there you happy now!:)

MarshFox on January 30, 2013 at 10:45 PM

6 pictures of Rubio on the main page. He’s getting close to Palin territory there.

steebo77 on January 30, 2013 at 10:44 PM

But would Rubio give a speech on Thankgivin’ with a butcher in the background?

This is what is important…

Electrongod on January 30, 2013 at 10:46 PM

6 pictures of Rubio on the main page. He’s getting close to Palin territory there.

steebo77 on January 30, 2013 at 10:44 PM

…her territory is still going…down under!

KOOLAID2 on January 30, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Flapjackmaka on January 30, 2013 at 10:45 PM

At this point, I’m leaning towards Blue Buddha.

Bmore on January 30, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Bmore on January 30, 2013 at 10:45 PM

:)

I am trying to act like a troll here tonight.

I don’t have any experience..

Electrongod on January 30, 2013 at 10:47 PM

steebo77 on January 30, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Without the interest and the good looks.

Bmore on January 30, 2013 at 10:47 PM

SWalker on January 30, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Guess what I get to do this afternoon while you all are having night fun on QOTD. Go to a senior leadership seminar on wait for it, wait! “Women in Combat”

MarshFox on January 30, 2013 at 10:47 PM

No freaking Amnesty. Period. Follow the law. I like Rubio in general but not enough to fall for this liberal bullcrap. Did I mention, NO AMNESTY

DaMav on January 30, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Flapjackmaka on January 30, 2013 at 10:45 PM

At this point, I’m leaning towards Blue Buddha.

Bmore on January 30, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Personal I’m leaning towards SMOD

SWalker on January 30, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Wino on January 30, 2013 at 10:43 PM

I’m not conservative on every issue(though I am on many of them) and I’m not going to expect my pols to be ‘truer cons’ than myself.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 30, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Electrongod on January 30, 2013 at 10:47 PM

I too tried a bit today. There was such a lack of them about. Not sure how I did. I thought my lines were good. I suspect its the nom.

Bmore on January 30, 2013 at 10:49 PM

I am trying to act like a troll here tonight.

I don’t have any experience..

Electrongod on January 30, 2013 at 10:47 PM

…sorry!…you can’t get that dumb!…you have to go to school for that!

KOOLAID2 on January 30, 2013 at 10:49 PM

SWalker on January 30, 2013 at 10:48 PM

I could be swayed.

Bmore on January 30, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Rubio needs to have an exit moment. The miserable, POS worm needs to go and never be seen or heard from again.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 30, 2013 at 10:50 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 30, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Your original comment? Of course. Should I go have a look to see any new ones?

Bmore on January 30, 2013 at 10:50 PM

If my crazy neighbour doesn’t shut up soon, I’ll st…… her. Making me nuts.

tommy71 on January 30, 2013 at 10:51 PM

I love hockey shoot outs.

gophergirl on January 30, 2013 at 10:51 PM

SWalker on January 30, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Guess what I get to do this afternoon while you all are having night fun on QOTD. Go to a senior leadership seminar on wait for it, wait! “Women in Combat”

MarshFox on January 30, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Lordy lordy, best advice I can give you is… take 50mg of clozapine before attending that meeting. That way, no matter what stupid shit you hear it won’t bother you. o_O

SWalker on January 30, 2013 at 10:51 PM

P.S. alt, I sent it to Ed via email. Not sure he was amused.

Bmore on January 30, 2013 at 10:52 PM

But how does Rubio vote?

Electrongod on January 30, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Good question. He’s still too green for what has become pretty transparent as a bid for 2016. The crux of the problem is what happened in 1986.

John the Libertarian on January 30, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Bmore on January 30, 2013 at 10:49 PM

…sorry!…you can’t get that dumb!…you have to go to school for that!

KOOLAID2 on January 30, 2013 at 10:49 PM

I here ya…
I found myself deleting words..
Then replacing them..
Then deleting them again..

Being a troll is hard work…

Electrongod on January 30, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Hmmmm, why does all that sound so familiar?

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 30, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Rubio is a far better speaker than Mitt. He makes a very persuasive case for conservative ideals, and it’s smart of him to take the lead on this issue even if (and likely so) it goes nowhere. He went on Levin and Rush and made a compelling case. Mitt could never do that.

John the Libertarian on January 30, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Oh, he does talk purdy, no doubt about it.

I think what he’s doing by going on Levin and Rush is to get Conservatives to back up his/their amnesty scheme, not to teach others about Conservative ideals. It’s odd that they’re trying to convince us to go along with something that we’ve rejected for decades. Why isn’t this energy being directed at the Dems rather than at us? Why are they trying to get us to go along with what the Dems want? It’s really fishy.

It’s like how they go along with raising the debt limit, but Beener and the others assure us that they raised the debt limit somehow differently than the Dems would have on their own, and so that’s actually Conservatism and better for the country. Really?

Also, anyone really believe that the border will ever be controlled as it should? I think one would have to be pretty gullible to buy into that claptrap yet again.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 30, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Yea, I be wanting that 45-70 even more. They are right. I can’t kill elk with my Bushmaster. But I can kill people that want to take my 45-70.

wolly4321 on January 30, 2013 at 10:54 PM

. The crux of the problem is what happened in 1986.

John the Libertarian on January 30, 2013 at 10:52 PM

BINGO… Give this man a non tobacco cigar substitute…

SWalker on January 30, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Bmore on January 30, 2013 at 10:32 PM

I say cherry.

If you aren’t the size of the side of a barn with all your wife’s baking I want to know your secret.

Barred on January 30, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Bmore on January 30, 2013 at 10:39 PM

It’s still pointed in an unsafe direction.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 30, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Good question. He’s still too green for what has become pretty transparent as a bid for 2016. The crux of the problem is what happened in 1986.

John the Libertarian on January 30, 2013 at 10:52 PM

I concur..

Hopefully enough crap happens in the next four year where we can discern who is the true conservative..

I am sure Obama will allow this to happen..

Electrongod on January 30, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Let Rubio crash and burn with this legislation.

At best, the bill will fail, and he can rail against Obama for screwing it up.

At worst, well, after railing against Obama, he will be the 2016 candidate, and lose.

Step aside Senators….Presidentin’ ain’t speechifying!

can_con on January 30, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Border enforcement first…

… then we can talk.

What’s the problem…?

Seven Percent Solution on January 30, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Absolutely. Without a secure border(s), then this is just a waste of time and effort.

Also, all of the ILLEGALS need to be rounded up and deported. Now, before you go off on me, explain to me how they want to confiscate over 200 hundred million guns, but can’t deport 11 million ILLELGALS.

Mirimichi on January 30, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Ricko Santorum ’16! What? Why you all looking at me in a funny way? Hey, hes next in line. And a surefire winner, I tell ya. ;-)

tommy71 on January 30, 2013 at 10:56 PM

SWalker on January 30, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Thinking I will get the General Mattis treatment, once I raise questions about second and third order effects and preparations for such, you know, what any leader should do!

MarshFox on January 30, 2013 at 10:56 PM

He [Rubio] makes a very persuasive case for conservative ideals,

John the Libertarian on January 30, 2013 at 10:38 PM

LOL. Rubio is an idiot who makes a mockery of conservativism.

And, “ideals” wasn’t the word you were looking for. It doesn’t matter, though, because Rubio is about as conservative as Barky’s butt-buddy, Christie and as eligible for the Presidency as the Indonesian, himself – which is to say, “not”.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 30, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Man the RINOs running this place are REALLY pushing Rubio’s amnesty bullshit, aren’t they.

If you are fed up with such postings, or having other leftist posters here lie to your faces, come on over to http://www.grouchyconservativepundits.com. We don’t put up with that sort of crap there, while having timely discussions on the news of the day.

rayra on January 30, 2013 at 10:57 PM

It’s still pointed in an unsafe direction.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 30, 2013 at 10:54 PM

What is unsafe about it? So she shoots up a room full of US Senator and Journolisters, how can that possibly be considered unsafe?

SWalker on January 30, 2013 at 10:57 PM

lol tommy71 but you are probably right.

CoffeeLover on January 30, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Who are you supporting in 2016 that is likely to run?

Flapjackmaka on January 30, 2013 at 10:45 PM

The inauguration was about one week ago. There are NO declared candidates. I just stated I’d go for Cruz if he runs (as of today). I’m not voting for the media’s choice, whom the GOP have put forward since 1996. When will they learn not to listen to the proddings of their enemies?

Wino on January 30, 2013 at 10:58 PM

So much for jobs, the GDP, the deficit, the out of control spending.

JPeterman on January 30, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Um, squirrel?

wolfsDad on January 30, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Barred on January 30, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Nope, but lace top cherry is one of my fav’s. My Mother made the best!

Bmore on January 30, 2013 at 10:59 PM

I’m getting just a bit tired of these Rubio threads. Why does he inject himself into these political issues?

Thank goodness starting on Monday it’s Fire Marshall appreciation week all week long which is why they call it appreciation week and not appreciation day.

SparkPlug on January 30, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Being a troll is hard work…

Electrongod on January 30, 2013 at 10:52 PM

You need to get the talking points first.

RickB on January 30, 2013 at 10:59 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 30, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Lol! Somethings are beyond my means to repair. ; )

Bmore on January 30, 2013 at 11:00 PM

SWalker on January 30, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Thinking I will get the General Mattis treatment, once I raise questions about second and third order effects and preparations for such, you know, what any leader should do!

MarshFox on January 30, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Well, you are not long for the Emperor’s service anyway my son. Emperor Barack has little time or patience for those who will not follow his orders to the letter.

I have just been informed by a former senior military leader that Obama is using a new “litmus test” in determining who will stay and who must go in his military leaders. Get ready to explode folks. “The new litmus test of leadership in the military is if they will fire on US citizens or not.” Those who will not are being removed.

SWalker on January 30, 2013 at 11:00 PM

The following week is Fire Deputy Appreciation week. That’s to honor Scrumpy.

SparkPlug on January 30, 2013 at 11:00 PM

one of barry’s big goals is to destroy Rubio. And that’s probably why he didn’t really say anything really newsworthy in his immigration speech. let mario eat it.

If the left can destroy mario, then they think they’ll Win with Hill (or whoever). I’m sure that they have lots of strategic planners working thru all the details about what to do when. But one early thing out…kill mario.

r keller on January 30, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Ted Cruz was pretty dang good. I am looking forward to watching him.

CoffeeLover on January 30, 2013 at 10:43 PM

The state of Texas thanks you for that compliment. Please note that it was the grassroots that helped pull him over the finish line. That’s what happens when you get the NRSC and RNC out of the way.

TxAnn56 on January 30, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Here’s the synopsis of the reasoning in the article:

Seventy percent of the hispanics voted for the democrat, so we should allow 11 million more hispanics a path to citizenship so they can vote.

Here’s the math: 0.7 * 11 mill = 7.7 million more dem votes, 3.3 million GOP votes, a net advantage to the dems of 4.4 million additional votes.

Yeah. That’s the GOP’s best bet. Set up a plan to give the democrats 4 and a half million more votes. That’ll get our representative elected.

Fools.

Wino on January 30, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Um, squirrel?

wolfsDad on January 30, 2013 at 10:59 PM

No, but I have had that and its not bad.

Bmore on January 30, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Sorry wolfsDad, just realized that was not a pie reply, my mistake. ; )

Bmore on January 30, 2013 at 11:02 PM

SWalker on January 30, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Love ya, but that sounds like one of Alex Jones conspiracy theories…and I don’t ‘do’ conspiracy theories.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 30, 2013 at 11:03 PM

I might buy a rotisserie chicken.

I’ll keep you posted.

SparkPlug on January 30, 2013 at 11:03 PM

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