Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on February 13, 2013 by Allahpundit

Former Vice President Dick Cheney pronounced himself a “big fan” of Sen. Marco Rubio in a radio interview Wednesday, calling the Florida senator a “first-rate asset.”

“Marco’s great,” Cheney said on Sean Hannity’s radio show. “I’m a big fan of his.”…

“He’s a first-rate asset,” the former vice president said. “We’ll be hearing a lot from him down the road. And the one bright note, I think, from the last election is we do have a good crop of folks coming along who have enormous talent and I think are dedicated to the principles most Americans believe in.”

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Wednesday dismissed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s response to the State of the Union as a speech that “could have been delivered by Mitt Romney.”

Rubio’s speech was “entirely consistent with the policy ideas that Mitt Romney campaigned on last year and that the American people did not support,” Carney told reporters on Air Force One en route to an Obama stop in Asheville, N.C. to tout his State of the Union proposals.

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“I still love Marco for the party but last night was not good for him … especially with him also currently being on the cover of Time as the Republican savior,” said one operative who asked not to be identified. “Jindal had to take the risk on his response speech when he did because nobody knew him … everyone knows Marco so what’s to gain with so much at risk?”…

Castellanos said the frame for viewing his performance is not against Jindal or the president, but against “the next round of Democrats” running in 2014 and 2016.

“I think when you start making that comparison, Marco did pretty damn good,” he said.

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Republicans are of two minds about “saviors.” Many are wary of embracing one, but others derive their entire political identity from Ronald Reagan. A savior figure may be the only short-term way to regain the presidency, though. The Republican demographic crunch will force a successful presidential candidate to create a sustainable coalition of disparate groups, each attracted to the candidate by something different, and incentivized to work for the candidate by the dream he inspires…
The Republican savior has to thread the needle: There is room for Republicans to grow their vote in the Rust Belt. But they’ve been unable to do so in their current configuration. The party’s message and messengers aren’t working well enough. A galvanizing candidate, someone who can shake up the chess board, someone who can attach new policies to existing demographic groups and grow them, is what Republicans need. That’s why superficial qualities like Marco Rubio’s youth and, yes, his ethnicity, matter more.

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But good politicians can tend more toward the ideological extreme and do just fine. Case in point is Obama, who had ranked as the most liberal senator, yet had built a public image as someone who want to facilitate compromise.

Even when Obama ran for president, it was hard for Republicans to label him an extremist because it was so at odds with his public image.

Rubio is walking very much the same line, voting very conservative but not coming across as an ideologue and taking care to find middle ground on a signature issue: immigration. And even while he’s done that, he’s somehow convinced some of the most conservative voices in the party to soften their hard-line stances on that issue — a tribute to his political skills.

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JOE SCARBOROUGH: I’m going to get in trouble for saying this. I should just keep my mouth shut but I’m going to say it. Because you’ve just got to say the truth. You really do. Marco Rubio is, in effect, the Republican party’s answer to Barack Obama. A guy that’s great looking, a guy that’s articulate, a guy that could put together a lot of different groups that could help you win the presidency. And a guy who’s not ready to be President of the United States…

Barack Obama was a state senator. Marco Rubio was Speaker of the House of, like, the fourth largest state in America, okay? So if we want to compare state legislative careers, Marco had more experience. He’s still not ready to be President of the United States. And Republicans that are pushing him out there are making a big mistake.

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As recently as a few months ago, Paul Ryan — despite his nominal subordinate position to Mitt Romney on the Republican ticket — was the unassailable leader of the Republican Party. But Marco Rubio appears to have seized the mantle from Ryan. Or, at least, if Ryan is the party’s mind, Rubio is its face, the Bush to Ryan’s Cheney…

Republicans not only distrust immigration reform as public policy, they distrust Obama personally and can’t stand the idea of cooperating with him. Rubio has managed to get conservatives to think of cooperating with Obama on immigration reform as a kind of triumph over Obama. Never mind that Obama has favored comprehensive reform all along, and Rubio opposed it until the last few weeks. The new partisan narrative presents Obama as a foe of immigration reform and Rubio as its long-standing champion. Thus, the passage of an immigration-reform bill would represent Rubio’s partisan triumph over Obama…

It is as if Rubio were a local ward heeler, and Republicans were lining up to hand him over their proxy vote. They have the vague sense of certain policy principles at stake, but they define those principles almost entirely by what Rubio is willing to accept. They believe, almost by definition, that a bill Rubio supports is supportable, and the failure of a bill must be Obama’s fault. So then finally, Rubio will be standing with his foot atop Obama’s throat, having bested him by forcing him to sign a bill fulfilling one of his longtime legislative priorities. And then … 2016!

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Republicans think putting up a spokesman like Rubio, who is Hispanic and in favor of comprehensive immigration reform, will help them make inroads with minorities. But all of the large minority groups — blacks, Hispanics and Asians — look much more favorably on government than whites do, seeing it as an entity that can and should help people get ahead rather than just getting out of the way…

The Republican Party’s problem isn’t the messenger; it’s the broad economic message. To fix the message, Republicans need to be for smart government. They need to signal that they have a serious policy agenda that considers programs and regulations on a case-by-case basis, rather than just demagoguing the government. They need a real agenda on health care and jobs rather than just opportunistic opposition to anything the president does.

In other words, they need a message that befits a grown-up party that is ready to govern. Rubio, handsome and smooth though he is, did not offer that. And the Republican Party can only be saved by a messenger who does.

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Via NRO.

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Boooyaaaahhhh!!

Scrumpy on February 13, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Scrumpy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KCB on February 13, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Oh get off it willya!

I like him so far…

Scrumpy on February 13, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Ken! How are you?

Scrumpy on February 13, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Who is this Savior they speak of?

KCB on February 13, 2013 at 10:44 PM

I’m…second ;-)

KCB on February 13, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Yes you are!!

Scrumpy on February 13, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Second is the first loser.

KCB on February 13, 2013 at 10:46 PM

second is a close near winner!

Scrumpy on February 13, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Win, Place, Show? eh?

Scrumpy on February 13, 2013 at 10:47 PM

It is way too early to declare anyone a savior… focus on Obama and his communists… They are planning a lot of harm to our great country…

mnjg on February 13, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Republicans think putting up a spokesman like Rubio, who is Hispanic and in favor of comprehensive immigration reform, will help them make inroads with minorities.

How about instead you put up Cruz, who is Hispanic and against CIR, and make inroads with your ex-base.

I’m through with the parade of “also rans” the GOP elite keep saddling us – no “anchoring us” – with. Give me another Reagan who goes against the GOP elite, and we can win again. With the Cheney-Rubio crowd, we’re just in for more losses.

Wino on February 13, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Scrumpy on February 13, 2013 at 10:47 PM

You are adorable!

KCB on February 13, 2013 at 10:50 PM

KCB on February 13, 2013 at 10:50 PM

You are so sweet and kind!!!

Scrumpy on February 13, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Scrumpy on February 13, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Rubio or Paul?

KCB on February 13, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Did you guys see who made an appearance yesterday? RuPoll!!!

Once again, Palin shows she is the only Conservative who has a clue how to respond to something in a timely manner.

At this point, I could care less whether she can win any election for any office, she is still the only Republican I would donate to.

gumbyandpokey on February 12, 2013 at 5:24 PM

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/02/12/oops-wapo-retracts-report-sarah-palin-is-going-to-al-jazeera/comment-page-3/#comments

Resist We Much on February 13, 2013 at 10:53 PM

I like both for now… it’s early yet…

I wait for the other shoe to fall, and if it doesn’t, maybe we have a winner or 2!

Scrumpy on February 13, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Hi RWM! I saw that post, but I didn’t think it was real.

KCB on February 13, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Until the Republican Party embraces Scientology, they have no hope.

Rusty Allen on February 13, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Drink!

Bmore on February 13, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Drink!

Rusty Allen on February 13, 2013 at 10:57 PM

I’m glad HotAir and the media is pimping Rubio 24/7 this early……because eventually this heavy handed propaganda push will get many people sick and tired of hearing about him in about 3 years from now

journeymike on February 13, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Rusty Allen on February 13, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Is that funny or serious?

Scrumpy on February 13, 2013 at 10:57 PM

The lefty MSM continues to lower the bar. I must stop being pissed off by this and find a way to combat them from my little corner of the world.

Jackalope on February 13, 2013 at 10:57 PM

*CLINK*

Scrumpy on February 13, 2013 at 10:58 PM

said one operative who asked not to be identified.

hmm k

Flapjackmaka on February 13, 2013 at 10:58 PM

I have to say, I don’t know what the geeks are tweaking on this site, but I am having refresh problems, problems with video..This is starting to suck. Been like this for a week or two.

KCB on February 13, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Marco Rubio was Speaker of the House of, like, the fourth largest state in America, okay? So if we want to compare state legislative careers, Marco had more experience. He’s still not ready to be President of the United States.

Moaning Schmoe was Crist’s biggest mouthpiece because Rubio was Republican and younger than him and damn it, that’s Schmoe’s state and Senate seat …. if he wanted it. Which he didn’t. But he could have.

Mika: “Joe, why is our Charlie down in the polls?”

Marcus on February 13, 2013 at 10:59 PM

And one by one we send potential good candidates to their slaughter by the MSM and the Progressives well-schooled in Alinsky and Cloward and Piven.

Started with that lady from Wasilla…and in this past election cycle just about any candidate who was not Romney faced the same.

Sort of the Japanese philosophy of “wa” gone horribly wrong here in America.

Stand out too much too soon…they will drive you down. Be too forthcoming too soon and they will use your words and actions like a Philadelphia lawyer hell-bent on a conviction.

This week it is Marco’s task to run the gauntlet.

Next week, who shall be offered as a sheep to the slaughter?

This is no way for a nation to pick and choose its potential elected officials. This is no way for a once-proud and competent political party to winnow its ranks…letting the opposition decide for us who shall run and who shall remain forever silent.

Maybe if we started looking at Constitutional principles and how various potential candidates have fared in that regard first….overall…before we foist them op as a petard on the gates of Washington, DC.

Principles before personalities has merit.

We’ve got to do a lot better than merely trying to sell a candidate as being not as bad as that other guy.

Face it, the progs are well-schooled in how to deal with those they fear most. Alinsky’s Rule 5 is the most common approach to any candidate we offer.

They are not going to change.

We have to learn how to conserve our powder (and our potential candidates) and be more than willing when necessary to fight fire with fire. Every foible, every misstep, every word uttered is ammunition for the Left to use as they please. Why are we letting them choose our candidates and why do we continue to make it easy for them to do so?

Trying to be nice all the time is not working. Being bipartisan when the other side is anything but, is not working either.

coldwarrior on February 13, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Bmore, Rusty,…*clink!*

KCB on February 13, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Does Townhall think I will EVER subscribe by annoying me with a pop-over ad? Not bloody likely!

And offering a tee shirt that would make me look like THAT geeky goofball makes it even less likely (if that’s possible). [Allah: if that's YOU, I'm sorry. More sorry than you know].

Adjoran on February 13, 2013 at 11:01 PM

He’s still not ready to be President of the United States. And Republicans that are pushing him out there are making a big mistake.

Hey Joe, you aren’t ready for pull-ups, but somehow you’re out there making a career out of diarrhea of the mouth.

Jackalope on February 13, 2013 at 11:01 PM

I’m glad HotAir and the media is pimping Rubio 24/7 this early……because eventually this heavy handed propaganda push will get many people sick and tired of hearing about him in about 3 years from now

journeymike on February 13, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Mmm-hmmm. Newsweek had Obama on the cover about 2 weeks after W. Bush was re-elected. It was the first of what – 19 covers? – before he became President.

Marcus on February 13, 2013 at 11:02 PM

KCB, *clink!*

Bmore on February 13, 2013 at 11:02 PM

KCB on February 13, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Me too, esp going from thread to thread, have to refresh to see new comments!

Scrumpy on February 13, 2013 at 11:02 PM

3 years from now

journeymike on February 13, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Ha! I’m sick already. You must be more of an optimist than me. ; )

Bmore on February 13, 2013 at 11:03 PM

I named my phone Ann Droid.

She is very bright but tricky and conniving.

Oh and hi everyone.

SparkPlug on February 13, 2013 at 11:03 PM

said one operative who asked not to be identified

WTF? It’s the deadest time politically ever, and this weasel won’t go on the record? Plus he’s dead wrong on everything he said. Nobody knows Rubio. Half the country doesn’t know who Joe Biden is.

John the Libertarian on February 13, 2013 at 11:04 PM

we have now returned to HotRubio.com

can_con on February 13, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Scrumpy on February 13, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Problems are relatively new?

KCB on February 13, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Who is this Savior they speak of?

KCB on February 13, 2013 at 10:44 PM

…mine’s Jesus…Rubio has a long way to go yet!

KOOLAID2 on February 13, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Half the country doesn’t know who Joe Biden is.

John the Libertarian on February 13, 2013 at 11:04 PM

And most of those who do wish they didn’t.

coldwarrior on February 13, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Been like this for a week or two.

KCB on February 13, 2013 at 10:59 PM

If you run Firefox, trying clearing out all of your history.

John the Libertarian on February 13, 2013 at 11:06 PM

SparkPlug on February 13, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Hi Sparky!!

Good evening everyone!!

Scrumpy on February 13, 2013 at 11:06 PM

I named my phone Ann Droid.

She is very bright but tricky and conniving.

SparkPlug on February 13, 2013 at 11:03 PM

…is she slutty?

KOOLAID2 on February 13, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Sparky! Why is your hair a mess? Buy a comb.

KCB on February 13, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Once again, Palin shows she is the only Conservative who has a clue how to respond to something in a timely manner.
At this point, I could care less whether she can win any election for any office, she is still the only Republican I would donate to.
gumbyandpokey on February 12, 2013 at 5:24 PM
http://hotair.com/archives/2013/02/12/oops-wapo-retracts-report-sarah-palin-is-going-to-al-jazeera/comment-page-3/#comments

Need we see any more proof that Palin is the Republican that Democrats would most like to run against? GumbyandPokey is the biggest Obama-supporting MOBY troll on this site. How funny that the fanatical Palinistas now have common cause with the Obama supporters.

FACT: Palin as the nominee would ensure a Democrat victory landslide greater than Reagan’s 1984 victory.

bluegill on February 13, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Win, Place, Show? eh?

Scrumpy on February 13, 2013 at 10:47 PM

The problem with winning the Rat Race… Is that even when ya win, you’re still a Rat…

SWalker on February 13, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Scrumpy on February 13, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Seriously funny, Scrumps.

Rusty Allen on February 13, 2013 at 11:07 PM

FACT: Palin as the nominee would ensure a Democrat victory landslide greater than Reagan’s 1984 victory.

bluegill on February 13, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Would you kindly please go to heII already.

SWalker on February 13, 2013 at 11:08 PM

We have many worse Republicans, but Marco is going to have to prove himself to me over the next three years.

listens2glenn on February 13, 2013 at 11:08 PM

KOOLAID2 on February 13, 2013 at 11:06 PM

No you didn’t just say that!! Lmao ;-)

Scrumpy on February 13, 2013 at 11:08 PM

…mine’s Jesus…Rubio has a long way to go yet!

KOOLAID2 on February 13, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Exactly what Rubio said when Time ran that cover.

John the Libertarian on February 13, 2013 at 11:09 PM

John the Libertarian on February 13, 2013 at 11:06 PM

That sounds difficult.

KCB on February 13, 2013 at 11:09 PM

NO FREAKING WAY–BLUEGILL IS HERE!!!

What do I say? what do I do?

Help me!! Please!!

Rusty Allen on February 13, 2013 at 11:09 PM

FACT: Bluegill has nothing to contribute.

Jackalope on February 13, 2013 at 11:10 PM

KOOLAID2 on February 13, 2013 at 11:06 Pm

Yep.

She seems like she is always ready to take whoever calls.

SparkPlug on February 13, 2013 at 11:10 PM

SWalker on February 13, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Yes.

Scrumpy on February 13, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Republicans think putting up a spokesman like Rubio, who is Hispanic and in favor of comprehensive immigration reform, will help them make inroads with minorities.

Reagan’s amnesty worked real well for the GOP. (sarc) Right now the GOPe, and Cheney is a proud member of the GOPe, seems firmly behind Rubio. Better Rubio than Paul Ryan.

bw222 on February 13, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Need we see any more proof that Palin is the Republican that Democrats would most like to run against? GumbyandPokey is the biggest Obama-supporting MOBY troll on this site. How funny that the fanatical Palinistas now have common cause with the Obama supporters.

FACT: Palin as the nominee would ensure a Democrat victory landslide greater than Reagan’s 1984 victory.

bluegill on February 13, 2013 at 11:07 PM

You are so on topic. Who are you? You need help.

KCB on February 13, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Rusty Allen on February 13, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Show her your kissing fish!

Scrumpy on February 13, 2013 at 11:12 PM

My Gawd. Mittgill is needs to be netted.

SparkPlug on February 13, 2013 at 11:14 PM

NO FREAKING WAY–BLUEGILL IS HERE!!!

What do I say? what do I do?

Help me!! Please!!

Rusty Allen on February 13, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Dangle a worm in front of her…

SWalker on February 13, 2013 at 11:14 PM

I named my phone Ann Droid.

She is very bright but tricky and conniving.

SparkPlug on February 13, 2013 at 11:03 PM

…is she slutty?

KOOLAID2 on February 13, 2013 at 11:06 PM

She has an Adams Apple.

RickB on February 13, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Need we see any more proof that Palin is the Republican that Democrats would most like to run against? GumbyandPokey is the biggest Obama-supporting MOBY troll on this site. How funny that the fanatical Palinistas now have common cause with the Obama supporters.

FACT: Palin as the nominee would ensure a Democrat victory landslide greater than Reagan’s 1984 victory.

bluegill on February 13, 2013 at 11:07 PM

.
The Democrat attack dogs (journalists) really haven’t stopped going after her.
During the primaries, they pushed for Mitt Romney, and Democrat “cross-over” voters overwhelmingly voted Romney where they could.

WHO THE (multiple expletives) DO YOU THINK THE DEMOCRATS WERE MORE AFRAID OF ? !

listens2glenn on February 13, 2013 at 11:14 PM

NO FREAKING WAY–BLUEGILL IS HERE!!!

What do I say? what do I do?

Help me!! Please!!

Rusty Allen on February 13, 2013 at 11:09 PM

…did you remember to put pants on?

KOOLAID2 on February 13, 2013 at 11:14 PM

That sounds difficult.

KCB on February 13, 2013 at 11:09 PM

It’s not. Just go to History in the topline menu and click on Show All History.

John the Libertarian on February 13, 2013 at 11:15 PM

NO FREAKING WAY–BLUEGILL IS HERE!!!

What do I say? what do I do?

Help me!! Please!!

Rusty Allen on February 13, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Dangle a worm in front of her…

SWalker on February 13, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Do it Rusty. She’s showing off for you!

KCB on February 13, 2013 at 11:15 PM

NO FREAKING WAY–BLUEGILL IS HERE!!!

What do I say? what do I do?

Help me!! Please!!

Rusty Allen on February 13, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Drink your Rolling Rock.

RickB on February 13, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Simply a classic.

Sorry, we don’t take fourth-rate HotAir commenters who couldn’t post a worthwhile or original comment if their life depended on it into our esteemed ranks, anyway.

Bmore is nothing but the immature woman who tries to insult bluegill with the same tired insults that weren’t even funny or effective the first 100 times Bmore copied and pasted them. That’s pretty much Bmore’s HotAir existence in a nutshell. I kind of rank Bmore way down there with the brain trust Pragmatic. Both are dumb as dirt, but they keep plugging away with their stupid comments day after day.

bluegill on September 9, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Bmore on February 13, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Kissing fish, check. Pants, uh…gotta be here somewhere…check.

Rusty Allen on February 13, 2013 at 11:16 PM

What do I say? what do I do?

Help me!! Please!!

Rusty Allen on February 13, 2013 at 11:09 PM

For the love of everything sacred, stay on topic. :)

FACT: Palin as the nominee would ensure a Democrat victory landslide greater than Reagan’s 1984 victory.

bluegill on February 13, 2013 at 11:07 PM

lol — Let’s run Palin.

I think she’d have a terrible time, and I was always glad she made the decision to step aside. For her. But so many things would explode that would be fun to see explode — I’m beginning to think she should run.

Axe on February 13, 2013 at 11:16 PM

bluefish is just regurgitating the same crap she said on the Palin thread. Looking for attention. She was slapped down hard on the Palin thread. Maybe she thinks we’re too drunk?

John the Libertarian on February 13, 2013 at 11:16 PM

listens2glenn on February 13, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Exactly. No way bg is a con. Only libs can have that much deranged hatred.

SparkPlug on February 13, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Help me!! Please!!

Rusty Allen on February 13, 2013 at 11:09 PM

…you know she just wears a two piece…right?
…her left and right sock…

KOOLAID2 on February 13, 2013 at 11:17 PM

FACT: Bluegill has nothing to contribute.

Jackalope on February 13, 2013 at 11:10 PM

I say the panfish is a dem operative.

trigon on February 13, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Must we feed the tolls, people?

Jackalope on February 13, 2013 at 11:19 PM

…you know she just wears a two piece…right?
…her left and right sock…

KOOLAID2 on February 13, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Rusty gonna get him some ick tonight!! Glad he has Obamacare!

KCB on February 13, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Yep. Panfish is a demtard. Obsessive nutter.

SparkPlug on February 13, 2013 at 11:20 PM

I miss Flora!

libfreeordie on September 9, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Look gilled one, the most prominent hypocritical lying lib on HA is a fan of yours.

Doesn’t that make you proud?

Flora Duh on September 9, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Bmore on February 13, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Must we feed the tolls, people?

Jackalope on February 13, 2013 at 11:19 PM

…sorry!…we thought we were taking a sh!t…

KOOLAID2 on February 13, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Jackalope on February 13, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Yes, because sometimes severe hilarity ensues!!!

I need a good giggle… :-)

Scrumpy on February 13, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Need we see any more proof that Palin is the Republican that Democrats would most like to run against? GumbyandPokey is the biggest Obama-supporting MOBY troll on this site. How funny that the fanatical Palinistas now have common cause with the Obama supporters.

FACT: Palin as the nominee would ensure a Democrat victory landslide greater than Reagan’s 1984 victory.

bluegill on February 13, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Er, nowhere in my post did I claim to be a supporter of Palin nor what would happen should she run. In fact, I’ve BEEN ON RECORD saying that I’m NOT a huge Palin fan and I DON’T think she should run.

The POINT of my post was that RuPoll made an appearance after all of these months and that he claims to be a huge fan.

Resist We Much on February 13, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Must we feed the tolls, people?

Jackalope on February 13, 2013 at 11:19 PM

If you don’t they won’t let you on the roads.

RickB on February 13, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Bmore on February 13, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Hey throw out a couple of breadballs and i’ll slap a shock collar around her slimy neck.

SparkPlug on February 13, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Rusty Allen on February 13, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Congratulations! You can be her first date since her parents paid that short, acne-faced boy $500 to take her to the senior prom 35 years ago.

bw222 on February 13, 2013 at 11:23 PM

KOOLAID2 on February 13, 2013 at 11:20 PM

OK you just made my day.

Jackalope on February 13, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Principles before personalities has merit….

coldwarrior on February 13, 2013 at 11:00 PM

This.

False messiahs are for progressives. If Republicans want to go that route, then once again they’re simply being Dem-lite.

Citizens were meant to be the guardian of the Republic not some partisan super-hero.

INC on February 13, 2013 at 11:24 PM

It’s not. Just go to History in the topline menu and click on Show All History.

John the Libertarian on February 13, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Thanks for the info. I had no idea the history needed to be cleared. Thought it automatically cleared on its own after a set time period!

wolverinefan on February 13, 2013 at 11:24 PM

If you don’t they won’t let you on the roads.

RickB on February 13, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Plus they’ll give you a ticket.

John the Libertarian on February 13, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Rubio/Ryan/Cruz/Paul et al., Your real test for the moment is not 2016, it’s to drive the narrative and shutdown any Obama initiatives for the remainder of the term.

Speechifyin’ ain’t governin’

can_con on February 13, 2013 at 11:25 PM

You people chit chat back and forth, and you say *I* don’t contribute anything? I was responding to ResistWeMuch.

At least I am not in bed with MOBY trolls such as GumbyAndPokey.

About Rubio, I like him, but am concerned about his position on amnesty. I will be listening to what he has to say and how this all plays out.

bluegill on February 13, 2013 at 11:25 PM

My grandmother used to read me the Billy Goat’s Gruff. “Who’s that Trip trap trip trapping over my bridge” ROARED the TROLL

Jackalope on February 13, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Rubio/Ryan/Cruz/Paul et al., Your real test for the moment is not 2016, it’s to drive the narrative and shutdown any Obama initiatives for the remainder of the term.

Speechifyin’ ain’t governin’

can_con on February 13, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Hear, hear!

I’ve said the same thing.

INC on February 13, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Rubio is the Bush faction creation.

I get the feeling that we will all be lectered to fall in line behind the GOP golden boy very early, and not criticize him so he won’t be damaged in the ’16 cycle.

You know, because Romney would have won if all us stoooopid conservatives didn’t damage him and had supported bin after Florida/

portlandon on February 13, 2013 at 11:27 PM

wolverinefan on February 13, 2013 at 11:24 PM

I didn’t know about it either, until Firefox started to take forever to load sites and wouldn’t load my email. Timewarner techs told me about clearing the history. So now I do it every time Firefox starts to bog down.

John the Libertarian on February 13, 2013 at 11:27 PM

m.youtube.com/watch?v=KurTiX4FDuQ

SparkPlug on February 13, 2013 at 11:27 PM

About Rubio, I like him, but am concerned about his position on amnesty. I will be listening to what he has to say and how this all plays out.

bluegill on February 13, 2013 at 11:25 PM

You’re a liar, his position is the same as Mitts.

RickB on February 13, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Anyway, Scrumps, it’s your turn for a poem right?

Rusty Allen on February 13, 2013 at 11:29 PM

At least I am not in bed with MOBY trolls such as GumbyAndPokey.

bluegill on February 13, 2013 at 11:25 PM

…that’s not what gummeandpokeme claims…and he has ICK in his private areas!

KOOLAID2 on February 13, 2013 at 11:29 PM

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