Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on February 27, 2013 by Allahpundit

Gov. Chris Christie today brushed off a snub from an influential conservative group that did not invite him to speak at its conference next month, calling the controversy “small stuff.”

“I didn’t know that I hadn’t been invited to CPAC until like two days ago when I saw it in the news,” Christie said in response to a question at a town hall meeting in this heavily Republican Morris County town…

“Listen, I wish then all the best. They’re going to have their conference, they’re going to have a bunch of people speaking there. That’s their call… It’s not like I’m lacking for invitations to speak around the country.”…

“I can’t sweat the small stuff,” he said. “I’ve got a state to rebuild.”

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While some Republicans are still angry at Chris Christie for praising Barack Obama before the election, Mitt Romney isn’t among them.

Romney, whose supporters and aides were furious that Christie complimented the president’s response to Hurricane Sandy, has given the maximum contribution possible, $3,800, to the New Jersey governor’s reelection bid, a source familiar with the donation said.

At the same time, Eric Cantor, the House majority leader who pushed to get the Sandy aid bill to the floor for a vote after it was tabled by House Speaker John Boehner, has added his name to a Christie fundraiser in Virginia Thursday night and hosted by Gov. Bob McDonnell, the source said…

“A guy like Christie can really go and sell the conservative message,” [Peter King] said, adding that too many presidential prospects are being pushed to “go and kiss the ring of CPAC” and take certain stands in that process.

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“To my knowledge, CPAC has always invited Republicans regardless of ideology and they lose credibility by ignoring someone of Gov. Christie’s stature,” said Mike Dennehy, a New Hampshire-based GOP strategist.

Others supported it.

“The essential element that’s missing in the Acela corridor kerfuffle on Christie not being invited to CPAC is the ‘C’ in CPAC stands for ‘Conservative,’” said Florida-based operative Rick Wilson.

“You have a guy who stung the base very badly in the closing days of the 2012 election and who last week says he agrees with Cuomo 98 percent of the time. He’s done some fine work in New Jersey, but he’s also handled relationships with the base with what a lot of conservatives view as contempt. On guns, global warming and a host of other issues, he’s not exactly asking for an invitation to the dance.“

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I have no beef with conservatives who say they couldn’t support Christie for president. I have no quarrel with those who mount strong, principled arguments against some of his actions; indeed, I share more than a few of their criticisms. But I am alarmed and slightly perplexed by the “he’s dead to us” posture many conservatives have adopted toward the truculent governor. A bit of perspective is in order. New Jersey isn’t purple. It isn’t even light blue. It is a deep blue state. Last year, it was one of only a small handful of states where Barack Obama actually expanded his victory margin over 2008. The voters of New Jersey chose to return perenially-embattled liberal Senator Bob Menendez to Capitol Hill…by a 20-point margin. And New Jerseyans haven’t elected a Republican US Senator since the Nixon era. This represents exceptionally hostile terrain for any Republican, let alone a quasi-conservative one (and no, Christie didn’t actually say he agrees with Andrew Cuomo on “98 percent” of issues). And yet

This country is in grave trouble, and the Left is ascendant. The center-right coalition simply does not have the luxury of engaging in internecine pissing matches, pardon my language. Enough with the internal expulsions, name-calling, bans and retaliatory boycotts. The American Idea is worth fighting for, but that imperative task is made nearly impossible when conservatives — broadly defined — insist on endlessly fighting each other.

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National Republican committeeman for New Jersey Bill Palatucci, a Christie ally, declined to comment on the CPAC snub, but rejects the premise that Christie has been rebuffed by conservative elements of the party. He points to the governor’s high approval rating and record of cutting taxes and dramatically reducing the size of the state government.

“I’ve been all over the country with the governor and his reception with conservatives, with others, has been very, very positive,” Palatucci said. “It’s an ongoing process. When folks look at the larger picture and accomplishments, they’ll find an executive who’s got real accomplishments to point to.”…

“Fundamentally, what people are pointing to as the problem is what’s fundamentally wrong with the far right of the conservative movement anyway. They’ve sort of forgotten to realize that brand of politics is not working. It has no traction and no success,” said Lisa Camooso Miller, past Republican National Committee communications director and New Jersey Republican state committee political director. “I suspect the approval ratings for the people who disapprove of [Christie] are quite a bit lower than his. He’s governing. He’s doing the job he was asked to do.”

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Via Mediaite.

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Christie has the sort of common touch that is the rarest (and most valuable) gift in a politician. Take the clip below — from a Montville, New Jersey town hall meeting — where Christie gives his answer to a little girl’s questions about the best part of being governor…

Now, imagine Mitt Romney having that same conversation. You can’t do it. Christie gives off the “normal guy” vibe better than anyone else — up to and including Marco Rubio — who is operating on a national stage for Republicans at the moment.

And, that matters when it comes to running for president. A lot.


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Good evening fair Jackie!

KCB on February 27, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Dang. Page one and two!

KCB on February 27, 2013 at 11:29 PM

the (first) victim,of the Hopey/Changey Purgation!:)

canopfor on February 27, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Perhaps Ed Henry will bring it up at the Carneyval tomorrow.

can_con on February 27, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Woodward’s managed to make me suspect Nixon got a raw deal.

— Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias) February 28, 2013

Wow!

Resist We Much on February 27, 2013 at 10:50 PM

I never thought I’d see anything like that from someone on the left. What a measure of blind loyalty to Obama.

INC on February 27, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Most people have the caloric bandwidth of a bicycle path. Christie on the other hand has a 5 lane maglev train going 300 miles per hour, a veritable blur of supermarket produce flowing into his cavernous digestive infrastructure.

SparkPlug on February 27, 2013 at 11:30 PM

SWalker on February 27, 2013 at 11:27 PM

And Conservative doesn’t equal winning, obviously.

youknowit on February 27, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Not quiet one yet..:)

Dire Straits on February 27, 2013 at 11:30 PM

KCB on February 27, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Good evening, Ken! :)

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 11:31 PM

And Conservative doesn’t equal winning, obviously.

youknowit on February 27, 2013 at 11:30 PM

When was the last time it was tried?

KCB on February 27, 2013 at 11:32 PM

KCB on February 27, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on February 27, 2013 at 11:32 PM

Nothing will be better than watching MSNBC try and bury Woodward. I cannot wait to see Matthews stab him in the back.

That will force WaPo to release the Kraken, and then the NYT won’t know wtf to do.

If we’re lucky, blue-on-blue will be in our Easter baskets…

budfox on February 27, 2013 at 11:33 PM

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 11:31 PM

Oh my, you are lovely tonight!

KCB on February 27, 2013 at 11:33 PM

#StandWithWoodward

Posted by William A. Jacobson Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 7:09pm

http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/02/standwithwoodward/

canopfor on February 27, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Meh, I kind of like watching Woodward bob in the ocean begging for a life preserver.

Actually, I think I’ll go grab an oar, push him away from the boat, and tell him it’s a farewell gift courtesy of President Richard M. Nixon. :-)

Let the Left eat their own, I say. Hopefully Bobby will ask Ben Bradlee to come into the water and save him. :-)

Punchenko on February 27, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Hopefully this non-story has run its course at HA and this is the last we will hear of it.

bw222 on February 27, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Yeah I am losing a lot of sleep behind Obama’s Fat Chick’s zany antics…

harlekwin15 on February 27, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Obama’s fat chick? We talking about Chris Christie or Candy Crowley? With the same initials, I get the two confused. One of them utterly decided to endorse Obama when objectivity was called for. The other one did the same but with man boobs.

Happy Nomad on February 27, 2013 at 11:34 PM

SWalker on February 27, 2013 at 11:27 PM

And Conservative doesn’t equal winning, obviously.

youknowit on February 27, 2013 at 11:30 PM

When the country is populated with fools that have been brainwashed to think that calling oneself a Republican automatically makes them conservative, who could possibly know?

SWalker on February 27, 2013 at 11:35 PM

up to and including Marco Rubio — who is operating on a national stage for Republicans at the moment.

And, that matters when it comes to running for president.

So Allahpunbdit you are the final say in who gives off an “everyman” vibe and it is not Rubio BTW?

What a load of horsesh*t AP. I can see you have knickers in a twist because we won’t go in for the backstabber who GOT his high approval rating by steamrollering Conservatives and Romney. I lived in the NorthEast and they love them some Governor that will both knife conservatives and keep a lid on Democrat corruption that they know could option that they know could implode their state.

As a side note what did those Democrat voters do when Romney ran for President? Your a fool AP to fall for the popularity of NE RINO translating to WHAT the national vote will translate to. IT never has and that is a TOTALLY different vote you are seeing from them.

Conan on February 27, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Gawd, I pray Ezra Klein freaks and quits WaPo in a show of prog solidarity over Woodward.

What are the odds MSNBC drags Bernstein out to bury Woodward? 2:1? Higher?

Carl will do it. He’s been living in prog fantasy land for decades.

budfox on February 27, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Obama’s fat chick? We talking about Chris Christie or Candy Crowley? With the same initials, I get the two confused. One of them utterly decided to endorse Obama when objectivity was called for. The other one did the same but with man boobs.

Happy Nomad on February 27, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Thread Winner?

KCB on February 27, 2013 at 11:35 PM

And I’ll sequester your little dog too.

Rusty Allen on February 27, 2013 at 11:14 PM

That made me laugh out loud…

ccrosby on February 27, 2013 at 11:36 PM

#StandWithWoodward

Posted by William A. Jacobson Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 7:09pm

http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/02/standwithwoodward/

canopfor on February 27, 2013 at 11:03 PM

No!

Woodward doesn’t want it from the right. It will kill his credibility on the “legit” outlets.

As long as we say nothing, they can’t disown him.

If we jump in, they can point and yell “sellout”.

Leave it alone!

budfox on February 27, 2013 at 11:36 PM

KCB on February 27, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Thank you. You’re looking pretty darned good yourself. :)

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Just for the Great One!

Bmore on February 27, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Hopefully this non-story has run its course at HA and this is the last we will hear of it.

bw222 on February 27, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Not until everyone concedes that Krispy Kreme should have been invited to CPAC exclusively by virtue of his having been elected as a Republican, which since 70 percent of Republican’s are Conservatives means that Krispy Kreme obviously speaks for Conservatives… Never mind the fact that Krispy Kreme is a damned Liberal masquerading as a RINO.

SWalker on February 27, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Nothing will be better than watching MSNBC try and bury Woodward. I cannot wait to see Matthews stab him in the back.

That will force WaPo to release the Kraken, and then the NYT won’t know wtf to do.

If we’re lucky, blue-on-blue will be in our Easter baskets…

budfox on February 27, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Yes! A thousand times yes! Let the whole Beltway family eat each other alive to save the Precious from The Most Celebrated Journalist, Evah!

Punchenko on February 27, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Conan on February 27, 2013 at 11:35 PM

AP compiles the quotes. If you click the links you can see who made the quote in question.

KCB on February 27, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Thank you. You’re looking pretty darned good yourself. :)

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Thanks! I work out…

KCB on February 27, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Candy Cowley flattened her steel plated arch supports when she jumped to reach a caulking gun filled with pancake batter.

SparkPlug on February 27, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Christie has the sort of common touch that is the rarest (and most valuable) gift in a politician. Take the clip below — from a Montville, New Jersey town hall meeting — where Christie gives his answer to a little girl’s questions about the best part of being governor…

Did he tell her to get in his belly.

RickB on February 27, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Christie/Crist, or

Christie/Bloomberg, or

Clinton/Christie 2016

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Cold Day In Hell- Moore

Christy, Rubio, McCain, Graham, RINO’s, progressives, liberals, moderates, Blue Dogs, et al. Rebranding. “Evolving”.

You’ve got to draw the line somewhere.

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Romney is way too nice… Christie stabbed you in the back!!!

Illinidiva on February 27, 2013 at 11:41 PM

What are the odds MSNBC drags Bernstein out to bury Woodward? 2:1? Higher?

Carl will do it. He’s been living in prog fantasy land for decades.

budfox on February 27, 2013 at 11:35 PM

When you’ve lost Woodward…..expect Bernstein to show up tomorrow to say its a non-issue.

can_con on February 27, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Beat ya to it this afternoon. I predict a Morning Schmoe appearance tomorrow.

can_con on February 27, 2013 at 11:42 PM

SWalker on February 27, 2013 at 11:35 PM

For starters, someone needs to define “Conservative,” and quick. Not for me, but for the voting public. People are stupid (see: War on Women, Sequester, etc.) and what we need is a capable conservative who can articulate our positions. I never said Gov. Christie was that person nor did I imply that he is the solution to the GOP’s problem; I only said the guy should be able to speak at CPAC. Good lord.

youknowit on February 27, 2013 at 11:42 PM

“Fundamentally, what people are pointing to as the problem is what’s fundamentally wrong with the far right of the conservative movement anyway. They’ve sort of forgotten to realize that brand of politics is not working. It has no traction and no success,” said Lisa Camooso Miller, past Republican National Committee communications director and New Jersey Republican state committee political director. ”

Heh. Good. Run the fat slob for President.

Romney was hardly chosen to satisfy the ‘far right of the conservative movement’. Christie was used to kick off the Romney convention. How’d that work?

Something wasn’t working last time, with so many millions refusing to even vote.

It took a Palin to boost McCain, and they dumped her like old trash when it was over.

However, Christie could snaggle primary delegates from NJ, and that is the real point, isn’t it. The important thing is to keep the far right off the ticket, so you can blame them when your own slobs dont win

entagor on February 27, 2013 at 11:43 PM

they lose credibility by ignoring someone of Gov. Christie’s stature

Am I the only one that heard a rimshot in my head while reading this?

besser tot als rot on February 27, 2013 at 11:44 PM

KCB on February 27, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Yes… you are. :)

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 11:45 PM

CPAC is a private organization. They invite who they want. Who really can say who should be able to speak there? It is their call.

KCB on February 27, 2013 at 11:45 PM

; I only said the guy should be able to speak at CPAC. Good lord.

youknowit on February 27, 2013 at 11:42 PM

What phucking part of you don’t ask a effing Marxist progressive liberal to speak at a CONSERVATIVE POLITICAL ACTION CONFERENCE is it that you are utterly and completely incapable of grasping???

BEING A REPUBLICAN DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY MAKE YOU A CONSERVATIVE.

SWalker on February 27, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Is Scrumps here?

Rusty Allen on February 27, 2013 at 11:47 PM

The Sky Is Crying – SRV

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Rusty Allen on February 27, 2013 at 11:47 PM

I think she was earlier. Tigger must have finally got her mouse!

KCB on February 27, 2013 at 11:48 PM

And Conservative doesn’t equal winning, obviously.

youknowit on February 27, 2013 at 11:30 PM

When was the last time it was tried?

KCB on February 27, 2013 at 11:32 PM

I think it was Ronald Reagan. … and look how that turned out. /oh, wait

AZfederalist on February 27, 2013 at 11:48 PM

SWalker on February 27, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Dude, your caps lock is on.

KCB on February 27, 2013 at 11:49 PM

KCB on February 27, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Granted..It isn’t a big deal..:)

Dire Straits on February 27, 2013 at 11:49 PM

SWalker on February 27, 2013 at 11:46 PM

If you really think Gov. Christie is a Marixst then there is no point in arguing with you. That’s just ridiculous, and you know it.

youknowit on February 27, 2013 at 11:49 PM

What could Christie possibly find to say at CPAC that he hasn’t already said to all and sundry at every opportunity? The last time I heard him say anything original was probably when he was trying to justify using a state helicopter to go to his kids ball game.

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 11:49 PM

AZfederalist on February 27, 2013 at 11:48 PM

That’s what I was thinking.

KCB on February 27, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Haha

Rusty Allen on February 27, 2013 at 11:50 PM

The USA
Today

Woodward’s managed to make me suspect Nixon got a raw deal.

— Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias) February 28, 2013

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Gawd, I pray Ezra Klein freaks and quits WaPo in a show of prog solidarity over Woodward.

What are the odds MSNBC drags Bernstein out to bury Woodward? 2:1? Higher?

Carl will do it. He’s been living in prog fantasy land for decades.

budfox on February 27, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Carl will totally do it. He defended Hagel on Moaning Joe and was squirming in his seat the whole time doing it.

Let the Left trash Woodward; let him come crawling to the Right; and maybe we can get him to spill the beans on the Washington Post and other high-profile progs.

Punchenko on February 27, 2013 at 11:51 PM

budfox on February 27, 2013 at 11:36 PMc

They’ll kill his credibility no matter what. They’ll find a way, legitimacy need not be present.

Jackalope on February 27, 2013 at 11:51 PM

AZfederalist on February 27, 2013 at 11:48 PM

I will humbly disagree..Dubya was the “last”..But I concede that is open for debate..:)

Dire Straits on February 27, 2013 at 11:51 PM

KCB on February 27, 2013 at 11:45 PM

You’re right, KCB. But it’s obvious that the exclusion was on purpose, and meant to send a signal.

youknowit on February 27, 2013 at 11:52 PM

they lose credibility by ignoring someone of Gov. Christie’s stature

Am I the only one that heard a rimshot in my head while reading this?

besser tot als rot on February 27, 2013 at 11:44 PM

“If he was 2 inches taller, he’d be a perfect sphere”

AZfederalist on February 27, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Good evening, Schadenfreude!

Every time I see that it makes me laugh! The left is so palpably desperate to divert any sort of criticism, no matter how just or gently delivered, that they’re willing to castigate WOODWARD, and embrace Richard Nixon! LOL! How fragile “The One” must be for them to circle the wagons and shoot at one of their own icons!

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 11:52 PM

I will humbly disagree..Dubya was the “last”..But I concede that is open for debate..:)

Dire Straits on February 27, 2013 at 11:51 PM

W was no true Conservative. He is a great American who truly loves his country. I will always respect him.

KCB on February 27, 2013 at 11:54 PM

Candy Cowley flattened her steel plated arch supports when she jumped to reach a caulking gun filled with pancake batter.

SparkPlug on February 27, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Hilarious visual..:-)

ccrosby on February 27, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Not quite one yet..:)

Dire Straits on February 27, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Sorry..:)

Dire Straits on February 27, 2013 at 11:55 PM

They say “You are what you eat”…and Christy proves that adage. In a double breasted suit he looks just like a double door refrigerator!

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 11:55 PM

I will humbly disagree..Dubya was the “last”..But I concede that is open for debate..:)

Dire Straits on February 27, 2013 at 11:51 PM

There was much about W that wasn’t conservative: Prescription drug plan, letting Kennedy write the education bill, the fact that he did an education bill, folding like a cheap suit on Social Security reform, folding like a cheap suit on Fannie and Freddie, abandoning capitalist principles to enact TARP, push for amnesty. He had his moments and I really admire his character; but he was more moderate than conservative.

AZfederalist on February 27, 2013 at 11:56 PM

Where is Axefellow? He should be here.

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 11:57 PM

You’re right, KCB. But it’s obvious that the exclusion was on purpose, and meant to send a signal.

youknowit on February 27, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Absolutely. Conservatives aren’t happy with him. And that is ok. It is their prerogative.

KCB on February 27, 2013 at 11:58 PM

My take on today’s QOTD, after being at that town hall meeting:

1) Christie either really doesn’t give a foock for CPAC invitation, or he’s an excellent actor that can give best Hollywood celebs a run for their money.

2) Christie is godsent for our state. Not only he is likely the most conservative Governor we could hope for, he actually does good things here with the budget. It’s easy being Scott Walker when you own the legislature.

3) Heaven forbid Christie runs nationwide. Heck, I didn’t want it before his threesome with Obama and Springsteen, now I would probably campaign against him in the general election. But get used to the idea that if he runs as a Dem, he’s unstoppable.

Archivarix on February 27, 2013 at 11:58 PM

I Walk On Gilded Splinters – Humble Pie

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 11:58 PM

I never thought I’d see anything like that from someone on the left. What a measure of blind loyalty to Obama.

INC on February 27, 2013 at 11:30 PM

You relive the 1930s, really. It’s very dangerous to have such a derelict media. They are intoxicated and may they all combust, spontaneously. The fools will destroy the land, by enabling the Lilliputian in Chief. Their 1st will be the first to be sacrificed. It already is, with the threat of Woodward just one example.

Woodward will be hard to swallow. They’re picking on the wrong guy. He’s too old to sell his soul, or to care to be “better red than dead”.

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2013 at 11:59 PM

Take care…HotAirians

Electrongod on February 27, 2013 at 11:59 PM

KCB on February 27, 2013 at 11:54 PM

I agree he had his faults..Just a different kind of conservatism..:)

Dire Straits on February 28, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Not quiet one yet..:)

Dire Straits on February 27, 2013 at 11:30 PM

You’re right, not quiet, yet. When we’re quiet, the land is dead.

Yes, yes, I know it was a typo.

Schadenfreude on February 28, 2013 at 12:00 AM

ccrosby on February 27, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Good! (:

Rusty Allen on February 28, 2013 at 12:01 AM

Good night EG.

KCB on February 28, 2013 at 12:01 AM

Shattered – Robin Trower

thatsafactjack on February 28, 2013 at 12:01 AM

Dire Straits on February 28, 2013 at 12:00 AM

I would love to hang out with him on his ranch for a week or so.

KCB on February 28, 2013 at 12:02 AM

How fragile “The One” must be for them to circle the wagons and shoot at one of their own icons!

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Evening Jackie.

The Lilliputian in Chief will be exposed. It’s just a matter of time. Woodward is stronger than the tiny squishes who eat Obama’s crap, pretending that it’s Beluga caviar.

They pick on the wrong guy with Woodward.

His last mission will be the best. He’ll go out in style.

Schadenfreude on February 28, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Good night EG.

KCB on February 28, 2013 at 12:01 AM

Take care…

Electrongod on February 28, 2013 at 12:04 AM

Schadenfreude on February 28, 2013 at 12:03 AM

I certainly hope so, Schadenfreude! He’s old enough to remember what investigative journalism was supposed to be, that’s certain. However, those liberal ties run deep. We’ll have to wait and see if he’s still got enough journalist left for this fight.

thatsafactjack on February 28, 2013 at 12:05 AM

The Lilliputian in Chief will be exposed. It’s just a matter of time. Woodward is stronger than the tiny squishes who eat Obama’s crap, pretending that it’s Beluga caviar.

They pick on the wrong guy with Woodward.

His last mission will be the best. He’ll go out in style.

Schadenfreude on February 28, 2013 at 12:03 AM

So thought Andrew Breitbart, RIP. Then he died. Very suddenly. Never underestimate the evil power of Chicago machine.

Archivarix on February 28, 2013 at 12:06 AM

Bridge of Sighs – Trower

thatsafactjack on February 28, 2013 at 12:06 AM

It was funny to watch Blitzer and his female sidekick (women on TV s/b ashamed to most always appear like Mika, just sitting there, like candles) react to Woodward. He is not one to ignore, not even by the leftie old timers. The young gnats will try to nip on him but it will be plankton on whale.

I look forward to the next few days.

Schadenfreude on February 28, 2013 at 12:06 AM

AZfederalist on February 27, 2013 at 11:56 PM

Good points..Times change..:)

Dire Straits on February 28, 2013 at 12:07 AM

Conan on February 27, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Umm.. That is a leftist journalist who is saying that. AP is driving traffic. Rubio is fine with connecting to people. I’ve been on and off about Rubio but I really loved the Water Bottle response. That was classic and genuine. If it was a cynical thing, then I applaud Rubio for his Cary Grant level acting skills.

I do think that Americans like their presidents to be both rock stars and normal people and potential candidates have to straddle that divide. Obama didn’t have a common touch; he is the Messiah. He hates people. Rubio has the makings of a pop culture icon. He is fun and unlike Christie he isn’t thin skinned.

As for Christie, I think that we should start a petition of people who won’t vote for Christie and keep it up to date. We have to make sure that this doesn’t happen just like Jeb Bush doesn’t happen.

Illinidiva on February 28, 2013 at 12:08 AM

It’s safe to say that Woodward will now lose any access to the WH.

So he either has info in his possession waiting to drop, or he has a new deep throat already in place.

can_con on February 28, 2013 at 12:08 AM

Scrumps will come.

Rusty Allen on February 28, 2013 at 12:10 AM

So thought Andrew Breitbart, RIP. Then he died. Very suddenly. Never underestimate the evil power of Chicago machine.

Archivarix on February 28, 2013 at 12:06 AM

I don’t, the machine. Chicago is the sewer of the USA, why the Obamas pretend to be home in HI, even retiring there, with library et all.

Breitbart lives.

Woodward won’t disappear before he’ll expose the charlatanic thugs. He is just the man. If they wish to kill someone it’s Drudge. The guy has a set of really tough ones. He exposes them, daily, repeatedly. They can’t kill all, unless all become sheeple, like these.

I hate the Rs more than the Oaf in Chief, if that was ever possible. It has come to pass, incredibly.

Schadenfreude on February 28, 2013 at 12:10 AM

It’s safe to say that Woodward will now lose any access to the WH.

So he either has info in his possession waiting to drop, or he has a new deep throat already in place.

can_con on February 28, 2013 at 12:08 AM

The latter. He is seasoned Woodward. He knows the amateurs in the WH well.

He might be a D but he sees what they do to his Land.

Schadenfreude on February 28, 2013 at 12:12 AM

It’s safe to say that Woodward will now lose any access to the WH.

So he either has info in his possession waiting to drop, or he has a new deep throat already in place.

can_con on February 28, 2013 at 12:08 AM

There was a perfect deep-throat case called “birth certificate”. In a sane country, there would be an armed rebellion over that kind of accusation that got casually laughed off. Did we care? Nope, we still don’t…

Archivarix on February 28, 2013 at 12:14 AM

thatsafactjack on February 28, 2013 at 12:05 AM

Good evening..:)

PS..Cool tune!!..Reminiscing..:)

Dire Straits on February 28, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Dire Straits on February 28, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Good evening, Dire! Very good to see you . :) Excellent reminiscence as well. Great tune. :)

thatsafactjack on February 28, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Good night my Hot Air friends!

KCB on February 28, 2013 at 12:17 AM

Rocky Mountain Way – Walsh ( 1973)

thatsafactjack on February 28, 2013 at 12:17 AM

Woodward won’t disappear before he’ll expose the charlatanic thugs. He is just the man. If they wish to kill someone it’s Drudge. The guy has a set of really tough ones. He exposes them, daily, repeatedly. They can’t kill all, unless all become sheeple, like these.

Schadenfreude on February 28, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Drudge Report is an echo chamber. Number of people who voted for Obama and go to Drudge, even occasionally, is hundreds at best (and most of them are pundits).

Now, one may think that he is not afraid of a threat, because of many reasons – advanced age, exalted position, exposure. Then he suddenly realizes that he’s got children to worry about. Accidents happen quite often. I would bet a round sum that John Roberts was made to see it days before he ruled on O’Care.

Archivarix on February 28, 2013 at 12:18 AM

KCB on February 28, 2013 at 12:17 AM

Sure, Ken. Flirt and run. I know your type! LOL!

Goodnight, my friend. Sleep well. See you soon. :)

thatsafactjack on February 28, 2013 at 12:18 AM

Christie gives off the “normal guy” vibe better than anyone else — up to and including Marco Rubio — who is operating on a national stage for Republicans at the moment.

Today we must all be aware that political maneuvering takes precedence over constitutional procedure. However you say – WHAT THE – what does this mean… in relation to the tabulation whereby we must once again realize that the great reconquesta story is now being rehearsed before our very eyes, in the rise of Marco Rubio… indicating that only a two-faced, I mean a bi-faced, I mean a bilingual hombre can receive…the award for reconquesta, unlike Kenyan Hussein Obama whose reconquesta plans don’t drink water. Amigos – comrades – friends, we are gathered here not only to accept on behalf of one man without any borders – one who has found that the world in itself which seems to be a time of the toad. This in itself is an edifice of the great glory that has gone beyond, and the intuitive feeling of the American people, based on the assumption that the intelligence not only as Mencken once said, “He who underestimates the American voter will not go broke.” This is merely a small indication of this vast throng gathered here to once again behold and to perceive that which has gone into the behind and to that which might go forward out of the future…we’ve got to hurdle those borders!.

This is the main deterrent upon which we have gathered our strength and all the others who say, “What the hell did that get?” – We don’t know. We’ve got to perforce support the bilingual savor… And as Miller once said in one of his great novels- what did he … that language is only necessary when bilingual communication is endangered. And you sit there bewildered, and Pinter who went further said “It is not the lack of communication but fear of communication.” That’s what the damn thing is it’s we fear – communication – especially Spanish communication that’s even on a box of Wheaties now. Damn it! But we have no paranoia,. Oh – fortunately the prize has only been given to authors – unlike the Academy Award which is given to a female and a male, indicating the derision of the human species – Damn it! But we have no paranoia, and Senator McCain has attained, and has created for himself serenity, and it is only his insanity that has kept him alive in his senility.

Alright, moving right along here in my brief remarks. We speak of the organ…of the orgasm…Who the hell wrote this !!!??? And the bi-lingual, I mean the bi-partisan panel, has determined to give the prize to Marco Rubio for his EARNESTY’S RAINBOW. Now EARNESTY’S RAINBOW is a token of this man’s genius…he told me so himself and repeatedly …that he could…in other words, have been more specific, but rather than to allude to an articulation of the mundane, he has come to the conclusion that brevity is the importance of our nation’s shallow first world existence. God damn! Ladies and Gentlemen. To the distinguished panel on the, on the dais and to the other winners, for poetry and religion and chiropractic. The time will come when a first world America will outlive its usefulness. Marx, either Groucho or Karl, I can’t remember which, maybe it was both or maybe it was Harpo, once said that America is the opiate of the people. I say that when America outlives its usefulness and becomes a majority Spanish speaking nation, then opium…will be the opiate…Ahh that’s not a bad idea… we are going to need that especially when the booze runs out …

All right…However, I want to thank Mr. PUNDIT, ALLAH PUNDIT of the HOTGAS Press, who has made it possible for you people to be here this afternoon to enjoy the Reconquesta Citation – Marco Rubio’s . EARNESTY’S RAINBOW – a small contribution to a certain degree, since there are over seven billion people in the world today. 450 of them … million live in the United States and Mexico which is a very, very small amount compared to those who will be miserable and dying elsewhere…Well, I say that you will be on the road to new horizons, for we who live in a society where citizenship is a commodity and a politician can become a TV personality, it’s not easy to conform if you have any morality…I, I, I said that myself many years ago…But I do want to thank la Raza…I mean the DNC, the organization for the $1,000 in affirmative action scholarships they’ve given out…tonight they took in over $4,000,000, but they do have expenses you know, and I think that I have another appointment. I would like to stay here, but for the sake of brevity I, I must leave. I do want to thank you, I want to thank Mr. Allah Pundit. I want to thank Mr. Morrisey, who just ran through the auditorium and out a fire exit, and I want to thank Marco Rubio – acting el Presidenta of la Raza Mexiamerica and also Mr. Obama – acting Pharaoh and Drone Commander of the World – and also I want to thank Professor Irwin Corey and thank you.

RasThavas on February 28, 2013 at 12:20 AM

Nite Ken

Schadenfreude on February 28, 2013 at 12:20 AM

thatsafactjack on February 28, 2013 at 12:18 AM

XXXOOOXXXOOO!

KCB on February 28, 2013 at 12:21 AM

The Journolist is an echo chamber, or haven’t you guessed,

narciso on February 28, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Archivarix on February 28, 2013 at 12:18 AM

Those who give up freedom for security deserve neither.

We’re not all going to shut up.

Schadenfreude on February 28, 2013 at 12:22 AM

KCB on February 28, 2013 at 12:21 AM

:)

thatsafactjack on February 28, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Have Mercy! It’s ZZTop!

thatsafactjack on February 28, 2013 at 12:26 AM

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