Quotes of the day

posted at 10:31 pm on February 18, 2013 by Allahpundit

Sens. Marco Rubio’s and Rand Paul’s delivery of back-to-back rebuttals of President Barack Obama’s speech to Congress — Rubio as the Republican response, Paul as the tea party rejoinder — raises some tantalizing questions:

With Rubio being stamped as the early favorite in the 2016 Republican White House race, is Paul emerging as a leading alternative among tea party faithful and other hard-line conservative activists?

If so, does he risk further fracturing a Republican Party that’s trying to move toward the center and soften its rough edges in the wake of Obama’s decisive re-election three months ago?…

“I like to associate myself with the tea party, but it is a grassroots, ground-up organization,” Paul said. “If I’m asked to provide a label for myself, I usually choose the label ‘constitutional conservative.’”

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One senior Republican leadership aide gushed with admiration over the freshman senator, emphasizing that he’s been able to tailor his libertarian ideology toward legislation that holds broader appeal. The adviser touted his involvement on right-to-work legislation, his call to audit the Federal Reserve, and even his leadership on legalizing industrial hemp – legislation first pushed by his father, which has now won support from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

“Rand is somebody who has the generational know-how to turn it into 21st century machine. He gets branding. He understands there’s a need for credibility,” said the adviser. “He understands he doesn’t have the answers to everything. He’s not afraid of input, but is totally confident in listening to input to help achieve his goals.”

One of the areas where he’s taken a lot of feedback is on foreign policy, which critics have tagged as being synonymous with his father’s controversial views. But in a sign that he’s looking beyond just his next re-election, Paul made a high-profile trip to Israel, gave a foreign policy speech to the Heritage Foundation designed to smooth over the rough edges of his foreign policy worldview, and joined most of his Republican colleagues in blocking Hagel. He reached out to Israel supporters, framing his distaste for overseas interventions as one that would prevent the U.S. from putting undue pressure on Israel, getting a jibe at President Obama in the process.

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David Adams, a Kentucky tea-party activist and former campaign manager for Sen. Rand Paul, remembers a conference call from the 2010 Senate race when the conversation turned to talk of their favorite presidents. Some said George Washington, others Abraham Lincoln. Adams’s pick? “Rand Paul in 2016,” he recalled

Paul’s hoping that his close relationship with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will pay dividends as he tries to broaden his appeal within the party. He’s given McConnell cover from a tea-party challenge to his right, while McConnell has praised his record and advised him on legislative strategy. It’s a win-win arrangement that gives Paul significant credibility with the establishment as he raises his profile.

“We’ve had, harkening back to the very early days of Rand Paul’s campaign, … a lot of people pushing back very hard until they figured it wasn’t beneficial for them to do that any more,” Adams said.

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To begin with, his reserved demeanor, less intense and less cloying than the average pol, sets him apart as different. This may strike some (women voters, perhaps, most of all) as cool or remote; however, we learned from President Obama than restraint and reserve have a certain appeal these days, especially with younger voters wary of the glad-handing, used-car salesmen type of politicians…

On immigration, as he said, he’s moved a long way. And he also makes an appeal not to incarcerate non-violent drug users. Al of this, one can imagine, will open up the party’s appeal. Paul is also smart enough not to sound hysterical or defensive about opposition. Unlike the tea party crowd and some right wing bloggers in orbit about Karl Rove’s efforts to find electable Republicans, Paul says simply, “Well, you know, elections are a free marketplace and everybody has a right to participate in primary elections. What I would say is primary elections need not be selected by the party. In my case, and also in Sen. Rubio’s case, the party chose someone else. In Sen. Rubio’s case, they chose someone who is now a Democrat. So, it wasn’t really a very good choice. So, I would say is, let’s have healthy primaries, and if people want to contribute on all sides, let people make voluntary contributions and we’ll see which way it goes. But I think competitive primaries, you end up getting a good candidate, typically.” Paul’s national security views remain a concern for many voters. But the mix of issues — on immigration, drug crimes, and fiscal sobriety — in what he calls a libertarian-conservative viewpoint — will certainly shake up the party. (Unclear is how gay marriage will fit into all this.) Paul is definitely not your run-of-the-mill Republican; how far that will take him remains to be seen.

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Asked in an interview with The Sunday Times whether he would run for president, Paul, 50, said: “It’s too early to tell but I’ve been fortunate enough to be part of the national debate and I will continue to be.

The Republican party needs a good healthy dose of libertarianism and we also need to figure out something new, because what’s going on is not working.”…

Paul’s formula is a clear shift to “a less aggressive foreign policy, a little more toleration of individual characteristics, toleration of immigration and a less draconian approach to non-violent crime like drug usage”.

His father, he pointed out, came out ahead of Obama in some presidential election polling: “He beat him with an interesting dynamic — loses a third of the Republican vote, gains a third of the Democratic vote and wins the independents. So it’s a sort of third way.”

Asked if this would be the kind of coalition he could try to assemble if he ran nationally, Paul said: “I think so. You have to do something to cobble people together to find a majority.”

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Via Mediaite.


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I am well, Jackie, and thank you for asking.

Jackalope on February 19, 2013 at 12:51 AM

jrsrigmvr on February 19, 2013 at 12:45 AM

Thanks, Fred! What a great tune and a great memory, too! Yes…I have a dream of retiring some day… and all of us being able to be that irresponsible and lighthearted once again! We all have out dreams. :)

thatsafactjack on February 19, 2013 at 12:51 AM

“Since assault weapons are not a major contributor to US gun homicide and the existing stock of guns is large, an assault weapon ban is unlikely to have an impact on gun violence. If coupled with a gun buyback and no exemptions (confiscation), then it could be effective.”

- Summary of Select Firearm Violence Prevention Strategies, Department of Justice, 4 January 2013

Obama Administration: An AWB Will Not Work. Only Confiscation And A National Gun Registry Will Make Any Difference.

Resist We Much on February 19, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Sorry.. OUR not ‘out’. My eyes are going! LOL! It’s been a long day. :)

thatsafactjack on February 19, 2013 at 12:52 AM

According to recent studies, women want their perfect man to be 8 inches taller, while men want their perfect woman to be 3 inches shorter. A discrepancy, right there. :-)

tommy71 on February 19, 2013 at 12:52 AM

Jackalope on February 19, 2013 at 12:51 AM

I’m very glad to hear that you’re well and glad to see you here in the Glade, too. :)

thatsafactjack on February 19, 2013 at 12:52 AM

Hey, ladies and gents.

Rusty Allen on February 19, 2013 at 12:54 AM

Ok HA isn’t allowing me to post poems…

I just tried and it’s gone.

Scrumpy on February 19, 2013 at 12:55 AM

After Gangnam style, the ‘Harlem Shake’ is the new in thing. Anyone see that?

tommy71 on February 19, 2013 at 12:46 AM

Just checked it out on youtube. Possibly even dumber than Gangnam Style, if that is possible.

KCB on February 19, 2013 at 12:55 AM

thatsafactjack on February 19, 2013 at 12:49 AM

We scoured the country side, hill and dale, Glenn and pasture for fires and found none. Our hoses are at the ready and Scrumpy will unleash the water Serpent when I give the command.

All is well so Me and Scrumpy decided to have a pirate night which seems to have extend to tonight as well.

H/t: Glade Ship Kerfuffle and Scrumpy’s Broom

–report over–

SparkPlug on February 19, 2013 at 12:55 AM

Hiya Rusty, pull up a chair. :-)

tommy71 on February 19, 2013 at 12:56 AM

Scrumpy on February 19, 2013 at 12:55 AM

What’s up with that?

KCB on February 19, 2013 at 12:56 AM

“Since assault weapons are not a major contributor to US gun homicide and the existing stock of guns is large, an assault weapon ban is unlikely to have an impact on gun violence. If coupled with a gun buyback and no exemptions (confiscation), then it could be effective.”

– Summary of Select Firearm Violence Prevention Strategies, Department of Justice, 4 January 2013

Obama Administration: An AWB Will Not Work. Only Confiscation And A National Gun Registry Will Make Any Difference.

Resist We Much on February 19, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Who didn’t see that coming?

SWalker on February 19, 2013 at 12:57 AM

Heavy eyelids…goodnight all, and a prosperous tomorrow.

Jackalope on February 19, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Ken, lol. And Scrumpy, why is HA eating your poems?

tommy71 on February 19, 2013 at 12:58 AM

According to recent studies, women want their perfect man to be 8 inches taller, while men want their perfect woman to be 3 inches shorter. A discrepancy, right there. :-)

tommy71 on February 19, 2013 at 12:52 AM

But the men want them in 5 inch heels. So……

KCB on February 19, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Scrumpy on February 19, 2013 at 12:55 AM

What? Even the one’s you write yourself?

If that continues, Scrumpy… try Prose Poetry style. It’s very much like what you’re already writing, but in prose form…. like a very short story. A paragraph or more, heavy on very rich imagery, setting a scene, developing a mood, and following an arc. :)

thatsafactjack on February 19, 2013 at 12:59 AM

Hey tommy, how was your weekend?

Rusty Allen on February 19, 2013 at 1:00 AM

Nite, Jackalope, and baby Jackalope. Sleep well.

tommy71 on February 19, 2013 at 1:00 AM

Jackalope on February 19, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Goodnight, Jackalope. Sleep well. :)

thatsafactjack on February 19, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Ok HA isn’t allowing me to post poems…

I just tried and it’s gone.

Scrumpy on February 19, 2013 at 12:55 AM

Firefox+Lazarus solves that problem. ;)

SWalker on February 19, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Good night Jackalope!

KCB on February 19, 2013 at 1:02 AM

Who didn’t see that coming?

SWalker on February 19, 2013 at 12:57 AM

Those who brung, then kept, the Punk of Destruction. May he destroy them all.

Nice Pirates link Legend!

Schadenfreude on February 19, 2013 at 1:02 AM

A wee bit stressful, Rusty. How was yours?

tommy71 on February 19, 2013 at 1:02 AM

Let’s see if any of these people can generate enough excitement to get a few people elected. Let’s see who sides with Karl Rove to keep actual conservatives out of office.

For me that WILL be the game changer. AGAIN!
DannoJyd on February 18, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Good rule of thumb for HotAir readers:

Whatever DannoJyd and HondaV65 say to do, do the opposite.

This whole business about Rove supposedly wanting to “keep conservatives out of office” is so silly. Rove is going to help conservatives who can actually win. No more throwing away winnable elections and helping Democrats with candidates like Akin and Angle.

Karl Rove is right. Internet big mouths like DannoJyd are wrong.

As Rove said, we need more Rand Pauls and less Christine O’Donnells.

bluegill on February 19, 2013 at 1:03 AM

SparkPlug on February 19, 2013 at 12:55 AM

Report received, logged and noted, Fire Marshal Spark. Well done. Carry on. :)

thatsafactjack on February 19, 2013 at 1:05 AM

A wee bit stressful, Rusty. How was yours?

tommy71 on February 19, 2013 at 1:02 AM

Stress? Why I eat stress for breakfast… Oh, wait, no that’s coffee I eat for breakfast, err, umm, never mind… o_O

SWalker on February 19, 2013 at 1:05 AM

Basilsbest on February 18, 2013 at 10:50 PM

and a fine evening to you, former fervid supporter of mitt. Americans just don’t elect short guys for president. don’t blame the messenger.
renalin on February 18, 2013 at 10:53 PM

The non-rebuttal is noted. Romney maximized the GOP vote and he would have been a wonderful President. Unlike you Palinistas, I will support the nominee whoever he is and I will not maliciously attack any contender – as you did Rand tonight.
Basilsbest on February 18, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Brilliantly put. Basilsbest is one of the best commenters here. We are lucky to have commenters like him and the wonderful Crosspatch

bluegill on February 19, 2013 at 1:07 AM

Stench.

Bmore on February 19, 2013 at 1:07 AM

Alright folks, somebody else is gonna have to lock up tonight. I will see you all next time. Good night and God bless.

KCB on February 19, 2013 at 1:07 AM

Karl Rove is right. Internet big mouths like DannoJyd are wrong.

bluegill on February 19, 2013 at 1:03 AM

While you spew inanities, and annoy people, on the internet DannoJyd is out working his derriere off for the R/Cs, more than about 100 of us put together.

Get your facts right, don’t lie, and don’t make up things.

We agree on immigration and on the general idea that we both hate leftism. We also agree that the Palinistas are sick, incurable puppies. However, we go about it in different ways. I’d respect you more if you were more factual and less ‘superior’, based on little.

On DannoJyd you are not only wrong, you are dead wrong.

Schadenfreude on February 19, 2013 at 1:08 AM

Much the same, tommy.

Rusty Allen on February 19, 2013 at 1:09 AM

As The Years Go Passing By – Moore

In the words of the immortal Elwood P. Dowd…. ‘…and the evening wore on.’ And so it has. :)

I bid you all a fond goodnight. It’s been a pleasure, as always. See you soon.

thatsafactjack on February 19, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Hey, bluegill, how are you?

Rusty Allen on February 19, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Brilliantly put. Basilsbest is one of the best commenters here. We are lucky to have commenters like him and the wonderful Crosspatch

bluegill on February 19, 2013 at 1:07 AM

You are too modest. I believe bluegill makes HA the place to be.

arnold ziffel on February 19, 2013 at 1:09 AM

thatsafactjack on February 19, 2013 at 12:59 AM

No, it was the one I had been posting The Culprit Fay, tho the other evening I couldn’t post one of mine and I tried twice…

It’s ok…

Scrumpy on February 19, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Good rule of thumb for HotAir readers:

bluegill on February 19, 2013 at 1:03 AM

bluegill appears and fresh air disappears.

Schadenfreude on February 19, 2013 at 1:10 AM

Now, now SW. Or should I say Governor Walker. ;-)

tommy71 on February 19, 2013 at 1:10 AM

Nite, Ken and Jackie.

tommy71 on February 19, 2013 at 1:11 AM

KCB on February 19, 2013 at 1:07 AM

Good night Ken and Jackalope (bit late) Sorry!!

Good Bless!!

Scrumpy on February 19, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Now, now SW. Or should I say Governor Walker. ;-)

tommy71 on February 19, 2013 at 1:10 AM

Hey, I aim to misbehave… But, well quiet frankly I’m getting up there in age, and my eye sight just aint what it once was, so my aim aint all that good no more… o_O

SWalker on February 19, 2013 at 1:12 AM

thatsafactjack on February 19, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Good night Jackie sweet dreams!!

Scrumpy on February 19, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Hey, Scrumps.

Rusty Allen on February 19, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Howdy Rusty!

Scrumpy on February 19, 2013 at 1:13 AM

http://youtu.be/CxjLIc4gSkk

another oldie, just like me

Fred

jrsrigmvr on February 19, 2013 at 1:14 AM

Good rule of thumb for HotAir readers:

bluegill on February 19, 2013 at 1:03 AM

bluegill appears and fresh air disappears.

Schadenfreude on February 19, 2013 at 1:10 AM

Now now Schad, don’t be to hard on poor bluegill, when she was a baby her momma done gave her a plastic bag to play with, bluegill misses that plastic bag something fierce, oh the way it used to hug her head and make her feel secure and warm inside.

SWalker on February 19, 2013 at 1:15 AM

I am going to retire and read SW’s latest missive!

Tommy and Sparky, it’s up to you guys to watch over the Glade…

God Bless you all!!

Good Night!

*swoosh*

Scrumpy on February 19, 2013 at 1:16 AM

SW. You can do it. Be Governor. Aim for it. And if you become one, don’t forget yahoo tommy. ;-)

tommy71 on February 19, 2013 at 1:16 AM

Nite, Chrissy. Sleep well, dear. :-)

tommy71 on February 19, 2013 at 1:19 AM

Bluegill is ignoring me.

Rusty Allen on February 19, 2013 at 1:19 AM

SW. You can do it. Be Governor. Aim for it. And if you become one, don’t forget yahoo tommy. ;-)

tommy71 on February 19, 2013 at 1:16 AM

You only say that because you know I live in California and you figure that if California will elect an imbecile like Jerry Brown, we’ll elect pretty much anyone with a pulse. ;p

SWalker on February 19, 2013 at 1:21 AM

Rusty, forget the gilled one.

tommy71 on February 19, 2013 at 1:21 AM

Bluegill is ignoring me.

Rusty Allen on February 19, 2013 at 1:19 AM

Go read my latest rant, by the time you are done, you’ll be so dizzy and seasick you won’t even notice that bluegill is ignoring you, you’ll be to busy hoping that Gravity will start ignoring you… What you cannot do.

SWalker on February 19, 2013 at 1:22 AM

adios: vaya con dios

Fred

jrsrigmvr on February 19, 2013 at 1:24 AM

Oops, didn’t know you’re in Cali, SW. On the other hand, they did elect ‘republican’ Arnienator. You’ll do good. ;-)

tommy71 on February 19, 2013 at 1:24 AM

Nite, Fred. Sleep well.

tommy71 on February 19, 2013 at 1:26 AM

Flow charts!

Rusty Allen on February 19, 2013 at 1:26 AM

Oops, didn’t know you’re in Cali, SW. On the other hand, they did elect ‘republican’ Arnienator. You’ll do good. ;-)

tommy71 on February 19, 2013 at 1:24 AM

Sigh… The Governator turned out to be the worlds biggest Wimpanator… O_O

SWalker on February 19, 2013 at 1:27 AM

Just don’t fiddle with the house ‘help’, SW. ;-)

tommy71 on February 19, 2013 at 1:27 AM

Bluegill is ignoring me.
Rusty Allen on February 19, 2013 at 1:19 AM

I’m not. I’m just about to jump in bed. Need to get up early.

bluegill on February 19, 2013 at 1:28 AM

does anyone now have a big red comment button.

SparkPlug on February 19, 2013 at 1:28 AM

i know most R pundits are into Big Issues and Wonkdom, but the massive elephant in the room is the left-wing press. There is no reason to debate anything when the fake AP article wrt Rand Paul is still up

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/congressional/20130217_ap_senpaulvoterswanttoroundupimmigrants.html

even shoddy journos would be embarrassed by this. But they are not shoddy, lazy, journos, they are (as Bernie Goldberg said tonight) activist. it is not bias, it is left-wing activism that motivates the press.

All ‘Pundits’ think Noonan et al) should be outraged, they should shame Pilly.com (and others)…but they are cowards

r keller on February 19, 2013 at 1:28 AM

Rusty, thats what happens when SW tries to get all intellectual. Your eyes bleed. ;-)

tommy71 on February 19, 2013 at 1:29 AM

bluegill on February 19, 2013 at 1:28 AM

Sleep well, I’ll talk to you tomorrow (:

Rusty Allen on February 19, 2013 at 1:31 AM

Flow charts!

Rusty Allen on February 19, 2013 at 1:26 AM

One of the nice things about having once been a professional musician is that I get to say and write stuff, and folks all just look at me with kind and sympathetic expressions. Kind of like they are thinking, awe, that poor special needs child is drooling on his shirt again… o_O

SWalker on February 19, 2013 at 1:31 AM

Rusty, thats what happens when SW tries to get all intellectual. Your eyes bleed. ;-)
tommy71 on February 19, 2013 at 1:29 AM

Haha, I like it though.

Rusty Allen on February 19, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Spark, yes, I see it too. B mentioned that HA techs are fiddling with the buttons and layout.

tommy71 on February 19, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Rusty, thats what happens when SW tries to get all intellectual. Your eyes bleed. ;-)
tommy71 on February 19, 2013 at 1:29 AM

Haha, I like it though.

Rusty Allen on February 19, 2013 at 1:32 AM

See what I mean… ;p

SWalker on February 19, 2013 at 1:33 AM

r keller on February 19, 2013 at 1:28 AM

Shameful, though no longer surprising.

Bmore on February 19, 2013 at 1:33 AM

SWalker on February 19, 2013 at 1:31 AM

Nah, you’re putting thoughts out there for people. It’s good stuff.

Rusty Allen on February 19, 2013 at 1:36 AM

SWalker on February 19, 2013 at 1:31 AM

Nah, you’re putting thoughts out there for people. It’s good stuff.

Rusty Allen on February 19, 2013 at 1:36 AM

Oh well,we can’t all be smart… Some of us have to settle for being old and crotchety… ;p

SWalker on February 19, 2013 at 1:40 AM

SWalker on February 19, 2013 at 1:40 AM

I’m looking forward to that.

Rusty Allen on February 19, 2013 at 1:41 AM

Well good night folks, time to turn back into a pumpkin… ;p

SWalker on February 19, 2013 at 1:43 AM

Good night.

Rusty Allen on February 19, 2013 at 1:46 AM

SWalker on February 19, 2013 at 1:43 AM

Oh man!! Sorry I missed you!

Your writing is spectacular!

You pinned it… I applaud you!!

Good Night SW!! God Bless!!

Scrumpy on February 19, 2013 at 1:59 AM

tommy71 on February 19, 2013 at 1:29 AM

SW indeed IS an intellectual type!

I also think he should run for office or get behind someone as an advisor!

He sure knows his stuff!!

Impressive indeed.

Scrumpy on February 19, 2013 at 2:02 AM

And now I am here alone again :-(

I will lock up…

(Morning crew, the key will be under the flower pot!)

Don’t leave a mess eh?! ;-)

Scrumpy on February 19, 2013 at 2:05 AM

Ok HA isn’t allowing me to post poems…

I just tried and it’s gone.

Scrumpy on February 19, 2013 at 12:55 AM

…bastherds!!!!!!!!
.
.
….sorry I missed everything today!
…power has been out for the last 10 hours…my toes are gone…my hands are numb…my nipples are .22 short caliber bullets…and my thang is acting like the head of those little green turtles you had as a kid…when you tapped on the top of their shell! ….see you tomorrow!

KOOLAID2 on February 19, 2013 at 2:15 AM

Cripes, I missed Chrissy. I hate it when she feels all alone. :-(

tommy71 on February 19, 2013 at 2:20 AM

Bluegill is ignoring me.
Rusty Allen on February 19, 2013 at 1:19 AM

I’m not. I’m just about to jump in bed. Need to get up early.

bluegill on February 19, 2013 at 1:28 AM

…Rusty?…what good is all that seaweed you’ve been eating?..delay the early….swim baby!

KOOLAID2 on February 19, 2013 at 2:20 AM

Rand Paul is so overrated it’s amazing. Knee jerk conservatives think Rand Paul is awesome because he likes to say no to everything. If he ran for President he would get creamed.

SoulGlo on February 19, 2013 at 2:22 AM

SoulGlo on February 19, 2013 at 2:22 AM

I didn’t know he was running??!!???..:)

Dire Straits on February 19, 2013 at 2:31 AM

Rand Paul is so overrated it’s amazing. Knee jerk conservatives think Rand Paul is awesome because he likes to say no to everything. If he ran for President he would get creamed.

SoulGlo on February 19, 2013 at 2:22 AM

…who do you suggest the “knee jerk conservatives” should circle jerk for?

KOOLAID2 on February 19, 2013 at 2:32 AM

How do you hack the ‘low information’ voters?

rayra on February 19, 2013 at 2:45 AM

How do you hack the ‘low information’ voters?
rayra on February 19, 2013 at 2:45 AM

ask dbear, my guess is his answer will involve his two defining traits, hate and sodomy.

tom daschle concerned on February 19, 2013 at 2:52 AM

You are too modest. I believe bluegill makes GA the place to be.
arnold ziffel on February 19, 2013 at 1:09 AM

I saw what you did there. ;)

AH_C on February 19, 2013 at 2:59 AM

You know, there are a lot of crappy movies and TV shows these days—in fact most TV channels are chock full of crap, including all the so-called “news” channels—wouldn’t it be prudent, if not the “progressive” thing to do, to redistribute all those wasted resources to more productive ends? I mean, if the government is going to control everything, isn’t it time for the government to turn off the spigot of crap that is spewing out of NY, DC, Chicago and Hollywood propaganda outlets? I mean, they are corporate/state propaganda outlets, the government controls them anyway against the desires of most of us here, if that were not the case I would not make this request because of the 1st amendment, but since that doesn’t apply in this case, it would be appreciated if the corporate/government would turn off all the crap!

But leave the Internet alone!

FloatingRock on February 19, 2013 at 3:05 AM

so dear leader who initiated the sequester is going to campaign against the strawmen (GOP) for not doing anything about the sequester cuts…the mean old GOP want to cut food stamps and all the other bennies I hand out to you….

so the lsm will follow suit, why won’t the GOP do somehting about this???? those obstructionist GOP, don’t want this adminstration to succeed….

SSDD

cmsinaz on February 19, 2013 at 5:37 AM

andrea mitchell defending dear leader from the press corps…ok for dear leader to go golfing but obliterated W for golfing during war time….

i really despise the lsm…

cmsinaz on February 19, 2013 at 5:50 AM

morning joe wants to know will new pressure from dear leader at his presser this am help the gop with the sequester cuts???

the shilling has reached epic proportions…

Lsm bashing Ed Henry since it’s his turn as WHPC President….shame…

cmsinaz on February 19, 2013 at 5:52 AM

ahhh, dear leader will be surrounded by first responders during his remarks so that the lsm can say, see, these first responders will be laid off because of those mean old GOP not fixing the sequester cuts…

CAMPAGIN BABY

cmsinaz on February 19, 2013 at 6:04 AM

can’t spell this am…

*coffee perking*

cmsinaz on February 19, 2013 at 6:14 AM

cmsinaz on February 19, 2013 at 6:14 AM

going downstairs to make a cup myself. i don’t suppose the state of the economy and the impact of rising gas and food prices has been discussed.

and never,ever blame obama directly for anything that goes on foreign or domestic soil.

renalin on February 19, 2013 at 6:25 AM

renalin on February 19, 2013 at 6:25 AM

morning renalin :)

perish the thought that the lsm would actually question dear leader about gas and food prices, since its certainly not his fault…

just unbelievable what he has gotten away with…

cmsinaz on February 19, 2013 at 6:35 AM

Mornin’, y’all. How to screw up the Greatest Healthcare System on the Face of the Earth…My take.

kingsjester on February 19, 2013 at 6:45 AM

Morning KJ

full speed ahead!

cmsinaz on February 19, 2013 at 6:55 AM

Cruz is too big for his britches and a bad name for his party

Oh nooooo he was born in Canada…his mother s an American citizen

Cruz birtherism run amok on morning joe

cmsinaz on February 19, 2013 at 7:06 AM

Cruz is too big for his britches and a bad name for his party

Oh nooooo he was born in Canada…his mother s an American citizen

Cruz birtherism run amok on morning joe

cmsinaz on February 19, 2013 at 7:06 AM

Just tuned in to that myself. Holy Cow, the fear and loathing of Ted Cruz is hot & heavy this morning!!

Also, I didn’t know Frank Bruni was gay.

Naturally Curly on February 19, 2013 at 7:11 AM

Fairly or not, Rand Paul will be saddled with the name and views of his father. And regardless of what the Ron Paul-ites think, he has no wide appeal.

And enough with senators. Dole and McCain, anyone? Whose the last Republican senator to win the Presidency? I can’t even think of one.

We have a lot of great governors. Scott Walker, Susana Martinez and Rick Perry come to mind. Obviously there are others.

Jingo95 on February 19, 2013 at 7:18 AM

Wow. Joe, Mika, Frank Bruni, and Eugene Robinson seemed practically unhinged with their Cruz bashing. The banner “Carnival Cruz” was a nice touch.

Notice how they contrasted Cruz with reasonable, bipartisan freshman senators such as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

steebo77 on February 19, 2013 at 7:18 AM

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