Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on March 5, 2013 by Allahpundit

Senate Republicans involved in touchy negotiations to overhaul immigration laws reaffirmed their commitment Tuesday to establishing a path to citizenship for those now living in the United States illegally — despite a surprising defection on the key issue from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush…

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a member of the group, said he was “surprised” by Bush’s proposal, particularly since it comes from a governor who had long been out front on the need for an immigration overhaul and is well-liked in the Hispanic community…

“From a policy point of view, I don’t think it’s the right approach. I don’t like the idea of having millions of people here for their entire life without being able to assimilate into America,” he said. “From a political point of view, we’ve got 55 Democrats sent and a 72 percent support for a path to citizenship. It’s just not practical to think we’ll be able to pass any bill in the United States Senate without a path to citizenship.”

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Bush’s new position is also substantially to the right of that of Sen. Marco Rubio and the so-called Gang of Eight. Their proposal, still in outline form, would “create a tough but fair path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants currently living in the United States..” Under the Bush proposal, there would be no path for those who came here illegally as adults.

It is not clear how Bush’s new plan will play politically. Opponents of the Gang of Eight proposal particularly object to its “immediate legalization” measure, which would, on its first day in effect, legalize all illegal immigrants who have not committed serious crimes. The Bush proposal also has a legalization provision, although it would require illegal immigrants to first plead guilty to the crime of entering the United States illegally. But the path to citizenship is thought to be an absolute essential for Democrats supporting the Gang of Eight plan. Their ultimate hope in immigration reform is to create millions of new Democratic voters out of those who are currently in the country illegally. That wouldn’t happen under Bush’s plan.

Beyond the details of competing plans, Bush’s new proposal could have an effect on his relationship with Rubio. The Florida Republican senator is showing signs of getting ready for a 2016 presidential run, and Bush, in interviews for the new book, is declining to rule out running himself. That means the two friends and political allies could be on a collision course. Many Republican insiders have thought it impossible that both men would run in ’16, but it’s not clear what might happen.

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That Rubio now must convince Bush to swing left on immigration represents an ironic role reversal for the two Florida politicians. Just a few months ago, it was Rubio who publicly opposed a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and Bush who explicitly favored the idea.

“I thought about that issue a lot and [went] back and forth on it before I signed on to my principles and I just concluded that it’s not good for the country in the long term to have millions and millions of people who are forever prohibited from becoming citizens,” Rubio told reporters on his way to a Senate vote. “That hasn’t worked out well for Europe.”

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The stunning reversal by one of the Republican Party’s leading champions of immigration reform and Hispanic outreach, at least in part, comes down to a colossal political miscalculation.

When Bush and co-author Clint Bolick were writing the book during the 2012 presidential campaign, the GOP was veering far to the right. Republican nominee Mitt Romney had staked out a hardline position against illegal immigration, blasting his primary rivals as pro-amnesty and promoting “self-deportation” for undocumented workers. Bush sent the book to the printer before Christmas – weeks before a handful of Senate Republicans embraced a sweeping overhaul that, like the proposals backed by Bush’s brother, former President George W. Bush, would allow illegal immigrants to earn citizenship.

In other words, Bush’s party unexpectedly moved a lot faster than the book publishing world…

“He sent the book to the printer at a time when he was anticipating the direction of the debate tilting against citizenship. It is clearly contrary to what he has said before,” said Marshall Fitz, director of immigration policy at the liberal Center for American Progress. “In hindsight, Americans have always judged severely efforts to deny citizenship to classes of people. Is this really the GOP’s path out of the political wilderness?”

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Bush’s aside about the beliefs of “mainstream” conservative movement gestures toward what Frank Sharry, executive director of the America’s Voice Education Fund, claims is the primary reason for the governor’s new position.

“It was aimed at paving the way for a run for president,” Sharry said. “He decides to shoot out what he thought would be the middle of the debate, and a somewhat progressive position.”…

“It just seems to me that Jeb Bush is rusty,” said Sharry. “He is going to be an outspoken proponent [of a path to citizenship] again by the end of the week.”

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The point of this supposedly less generous form of amnesty, which has been floated by others as well, is to con Republican skeptics into backing an amnesty bill by creating the pretense of compromise. Such an approach would permit GOP House members to say they were sticking it to Obama by voting for something he supposedly opposes.

There’s no compromise involved, of course, because the point of the amnesty push is to give illegal aliens legal status so they can stay here legally the rest of their lives — the nature of that status is just a detail. But the strategy had, and still has, promise. Time swallowed the fairy tale that the proposal isn’t amnesty, and acknowledged that Bush’s goal in floating the proposal is to “soften the ground for the Party to move to the center on the issue” — i.e., vote for amnesty. Likewise, the New York Times comically described it as a “middle-ground option”.

But then today Jeb blows it by recanting his position in his brand new book, saying “we wrote this last year.” In other words, “Last year I thought I had to pretend to support a less generous form of amnesty to dupe my fellow Republicans, but now that the Democrats, my allies on immigration, are in a stronger political position, I can stop pretending.”

And people are talking about him for 2016? Give me a break.

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If Jeb Bush decides to convert his media tour into a presidential bid in a couple years, he won’t have to look far for a campaign staff: The well-funded education foundation he runs out his office in a Miami hotel is stacked with former political operatives, a large communications team, and a rapidly growing staff whose work stretches into 40 states…

“The chatter is he’s up to something,” said Florida Democratic operative Christian Ulvert. “He has a robust staff and has positioned himself on policy issues. You can safely say his eyes are focused on some form of higher office.”…

Another Republican, who has worked with Bush for years and requested anonymity to speculate about his plans, said that he is more serious about running than national pundits have acknowledged.

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For some Republicans, Mr. Bush would be the prohibitive favorite if he chose to run for president in four years. And with a political and financial base in Florida, Mr. Bush would probably make it hard — if not impossible — for Mr. Rubio to run at the same time. (Both men heap praise on each other, suggesting that they would not run at the same time.)

But if Mr. Bush were to run and win the Republican nomination, it is possible he could face Hillary Rodham Clinton as the Democratic nominee. That would set up a second Bush-Clinton race 21 years after his father lost his re-election bid to Bill Clinton.

“We’re going to face a very formidable opponent on the other side if it’s Secretary Clinton,” said John Weaver, a Republican consultant who supports moderate candidates. “We have to put our ‘A team’ out there, and that begins with Jeb Bush.”

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Via the Daily Caller.

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“I have supported both – both a path to legalization or a path to citizenship – with the underlining principle being that there should be no incentive for people to come illegally at the expense of coming legally,” he said. “Today the only path to come to this country other, than family re-unification, is to come illegally. We need to create another category of legal immigration where there is actually a line. So if you could create that through a path to citizenship I would support that.”

“I’ve always felt that you could not deal with 11 million people and say, ‘See you later,’” he said later.


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Ken!

KCB on March 5, 2013 at 10:41 PM

No Jeb.

KCB on March 5, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Isn’t he irrelevant yet?

KCB on March 5, 2013 at 10:43 PM

He is just rusty.

KCB on March 5, 2013 at 10:43 PM

“A” team.

KCB on March 5, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Ick!

Bmore on March 5, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Bishop 2016!

Gingotts on March 5, 2013 at 10:44 PM

seventh?

Jackalope on March 5, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Yep, lets make sure to bring in enough democrat voters to ensure the republicans never win again. Good thinking Jeb.

AZfederalist on March 5, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Oh, sorry KCB. Lol! ; )

Bmore on March 5, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Hola!

KCB on March 5, 2013 at 10:45 PM

I guess the idea to put Dog* in charge and do a reality show to make money as the undocumented (or whatever they are called) are rounded up, is out of the question, then?

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* Dog the Bounty Hunter is an American reality television series on A&E which chronicled Duane “Dog” Chapman’s adventures as a fugitive recovery agent, or bounty hunter. From Wikki.

IlikedAUH2O on March 5, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Oh, sorry KCB. Lol! ; )

Bmore on March 5, 2013 at 10:45 PM

:-)

KCB on March 5, 2013 at 10:46 PM

They are choosing your candidate for you already.

The GOP will betray you

True_King on March 5, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Why don’t these pukes understand the difference between legal and illegal? We already have a pathway to citizenship. Just follow existing laws and seal the border.

Mirimichi on March 5, 2013 at 10:47 PM

“Today the only path to come to this country other, than family re-unification, is to come illegally.

Hey dumazz, go read the government website which lists atleast 2 dozen different kinds of visas available to enter the US LEGALLY.

burrata on March 5, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Well the first thing ya know olé Jeb’s a millionare
The Bush clan said move away from there
Said the white house is they place ya ought to be
So they loaded up a limo
And drove to DC

SparkPlug on March 5, 2013 at 10:48 PM

The GOP will betray you

True_King on March 5, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Is this a new development or something? Cause I swear Yogi was here before.

Bmore on March 5, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Senate Republicans involved in touchy negotiations to overhaul immigration laws reaffirmed their commitment Tuesday to establishing a path to citizenship for those now living in the United States illegally

Treasonous scum.

— despite a surprising defection on the key issue from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush…

LOL. Jeb is still treasonous scum, too.

This GOP had better die soon so that we can have serious representation of the Constitution and America in this nation. The current GOP does nothing but run interference for the lunatic dems and their batsh!t crazy, 84 IQ, third-world reject. The current GOP is beyond useless.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 5, 2013 at 10:49 PM

First ?

After ignoring all the others..

Yes?

Electrongod on March 5, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Ugh, immigration reform and Jeb Bush?? barf.

Jackalope on March 5, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Jackoff Jebb!

KOOLAID2 on March 5, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Resist We Much on March 5, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Ha! You can’t fool me with that bait. I do finally have copies of Osama’s death pictures. Forthcoming at a time of my choosing. ; )

Bmore on March 5, 2013 at 10:51 PM

The current GOP does nothing but run interference for the lunatic dems and their batsh!t crazy, 84 IQ, third-world reject. The current GOP is beyond useless.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 5, 2013 at 10:49 PM

And I hear they will betray us…/

KCB on March 5, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Ick!

Bmore on March 5, 2013 at 10:44 PM

….where?

KOOLAID2 on March 5, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Good evening one and all!! :-) {Hugs}

If you missed this, it is back by popular demand!!

My first nonsense poem…

Oh Blow
It’s Snow
I Know

Say What
Too Hot
Lets Trot

It’s Frost
Get Lost
Be Bossed

Cool Shade
Sweet Made
Lemon Aid

Sky Blue
Stay True
Cats’ Mew

Daft Words
It’s Curds
Silly Birds

Cupid Rhyme
Soon Time
Green Lime

Don’t Bend
My Friend
The End!

Scrumpy on March 5, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Well the first thing ya know olé Jeb’s a millionare
The Bush clan said move away from there
Said the white house is they place ya ought to be
So they loaded up a limo
And drove to DC

SparkPlug on March 5, 2013 at 10:48 PM

:)

olé is a nice touch.

INC on March 5, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Kill amnesty.

El_Terrible on March 5, 2013 at 10:56 PM

nothing on the Dow Jones record high under the Commie Marxist muslim prez Hot Gas????

DBear on March 5, 2013 at 10:56 PM

SparkPlug on March 5, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Love it!!

Fits Bujebbers perfectly… to a “T”!

Scrumpy on March 5, 2013 at 10:57 PM

“We’re going to face a very formidable opponent on the other side if it’s Secretary Clinton,” said John Weaver, a Republican consultant who supports moderate candidates. “We have to put our ‘A team’ out there, and that begins with Jeb Bush.”

Here we go again.

It’s war, baby. Just try to foist Bush on us you sniveling losers.

rrpjr on March 5, 2013 at 10:58 PM

No more Bushes!

gophergirl on March 5, 2013 at 10:58 PM

INC on March 5, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Hehe. That part was an accident. (:

H/t funny spell checker.

SparkPlug on March 5, 2013 at 10:59 PM

DBear on March 5, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Do you need to get a room?

KCB on March 5, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Scrumpy on March 5, 2013 at 10:53 PM

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Deja vu.

listens2glenn on March 5, 2013 at 11:00 PM

A Bush in the hand is worth 2 birds…. or somthing… o-o

Scrumpy on March 5, 2013 at 11:00 PM

i don’t disagree that the GOP will betray us.

But, honestly, they are almost too stupid to survive. They seriously need to stop talking and pushing books ($$$$$) and get together and decide on principles….and they all need to repeat the principle each time they speak so that a brand develops

1. We are a nation of immigrants…immigration is good

2. A nation has a duty to secure borders AND to shape the nature of immigration..a mix of poor, uneducated and smart and educated

3. We have about 1M legal immigrants per year, out of 310M citizens, which is very small percent…we could absorb more

4. We are a melting-pot

5. We need a faster immigration system

and so on. And repeat daily to the press.

5.

r keller on March 5, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Bmore on March 5, 2013 at 10:51 PM

No need for pictures. OBL voted for BHO in Chicago in 2012. :-)

Resist We Much on March 5, 2013 at 11:01 PM

SparkPlug on March 5, 2013 at 10:59 PM

So you were funny without trying…some folks have the gift.

INC on March 5, 2013 at 11:01 PM

listens2glenn on March 5, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Am in a silly frivolous mood… :=)

Scrumpy on March 5, 2013 at 11:01 PM

DBear on March 5, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Yes and as a very successful adviser, now is a great time for you to go all in. Oh,…..wait,…… it was just your daily talking point. You don’t actually hold any investments. Poor, poor bear.

Bmore on March 5, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Why must we hear from Lindsey Graham on every issue, large and small?

MustLoveBlogs on March 5, 2013 at 11:03 PM

nothing on the Dow Jones record high under the Commie Marxist muslim prez Hot Gas????

DBear on March 5, 2013 at 10:56 PM

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BOY, WERE WE EVER WRONG !
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Is that what you were looking for?

listens2glenn on March 5, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Bush’s new position is also substantially to the right of that of Sen. Marco Rubio and the so-called Gang of Eight.

…not to worry!…Jeb has “been born again” politically… more than Jimmy Swaggert and Jimmy Baker combined… religiously!

KOOLAID2 on March 5, 2013 at 11:03 PM

DBear on March 5, 2013 at 10:56 PM

I’ve seen two things.

1. Reaction to the sequester cuts (not good for Barry).

2. Artificial (not good for Barry).

INC on March 5, 2013 at 11:03 PM

nothing on the Dow Jones record high under the Commie Marxist muslim prez Hot Gas????

DBear on March 5, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Er, shouldn’t you and Obama be calling Boehner and the House Republicans to thank and congratulate them? After all, only last week, Obama said that Republicans would be responsible for whatever happened to the economy if sequestration went into effect.

Pretzel much?

Resist We Much on March 5, 2013 at 11:03 PM

DBear on March 5, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Hope you are making millions and billions!! /S

Scrumpy on March 5, 2013 at 11:04 PM

He is just rusty.
KCB on March 5, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Yeah, and???

Rusty Allen on March 5, 2013 at 11:04 PM

John Weaver is a real piece of work

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Weaver_%28political_consultant%29

he’s a hired hack

r keller on March 5, 2013 at 11:04 PM

listens2glenn on March 5, 2013 at 11:00 PM

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Am in a silly frivolous mood… :=)

Scrumpy on March 5, 2013 at 11:01 PM

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Sorry … I’m married. Otherwise that sounds GREAT !

listens2glenn on March 5, 2013 at 11:04 PM

&%$# it!

&^%$ em all to @#$%!

Seriously????

Are they *&%$ing serious?

Obama-care better *&%$ing work like them claim ’cause this &^%$in @!#$ is sending my blood pressure through the roof, and those death panels are actually starting to sound pretty good to me.

Laura in Maryland on March 5, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Resist We Much on March 5, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Good Point. ; )

Bmore on March 5, 2013 at 11:05 PM

nothing on the Dow Jones record high under the Commie Marxist muslim prez Hot Gas????

DBear on March 5, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Funny, I thought the spin was the WH was keeping it as hidden as possible because of President Gloom and Doom’s dire predictions with SEQUESTER, the boogie monster.

Marcus on March 5, 2013 at 11:06 PM

DBear on March 5, 2013

…put your head back up where it was!…we didn’t tell you to stop chewing your polyps!

KOOLAID2 on March 5, 2013 at 11:06 PM

There will be a time when loud-mouthed, incompetent people seem to be getting the best of us. When that happens, we only have to be patient and wait for them to self destruct. It never fails.- Richard Rybolt

Scrumpy on March 5, 2013 at 11:06 PM

We’re going to face a very formidable opponent on the other side if it’s Secretary Clinton,” said John Weaver, a Republican consultant who supports moderate candidates. “We have to put our ‘A team’ out there, and that begins with Jeb Bush.”

John Weaver is a moron… Discuss. Yes. His brother is hated. Why is he a strong candidate again. He’d lose in a landslide. I think that Jeb Bush is going on my list of people who I will not vote for in a general election, especially if he screws over Rubio. How about you guys. Are you with me?

Here’s my list so far on the left.. Jeb Bush, Huntsman, Christie. On the right, Santorum, Gingrich… I think that we need to start a petition and remind ourselves of these.

Illinidiva on March 5, 2013 at 11:06 PM

listens2glenn on March 5, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Strike 1! ;-P

Scrumpy on March 5, 2013 at 11:07 PM

I have a quote for you:

“I say, America — stay out the Bushes!”

~~ Jesse Jackson

RedPepper on March 5, 2013 at 11:08 PM

nothing on the Dow Jones record high under the Commie Marxist muslim prez Hot Gas????

DBear on March 5, 2013 at 10:56 PM
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BOY, WERE WE EVER WRONG !
.
.
.
Is that what you were looking for?

listens2glenn on March 5, 2013 at 11:03 PM

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Hope you are making millions and billions!! /S

Scrumpy on March 5, 2013 at 11:04 PM

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Ask us again, in about nine more months.

listens2glenn on March 5, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a member of the group, said he was “surprised” by Bush’s proposal, particularly since it comes from a governor who had long been out front on the need for an immigration overhaul and is well-liked in the Hispanic community…

And what group would that be Senator, the best for America as I once understood it or the club group? I used to shake my head at the Soviet Politburo but unfortunately we are getting close.

arnold ziffel on March 5, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Yeah, and???

Rusty Allen on March 5, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Thought I would hear from you! lol!

KCB on March 5, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Obama-care better *&%$ing work like them claim ’cause this &^%$in @!#$ is sending my blood pressure through the roof, and those death panels are actually starting to sound pretty good to me.

Laura in Maryland on March 5, 2013 at 11:05 PM

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I feel your rage, but I can’t believe that you believe it’s gonna work.

listens2glenn on March 5, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Scrumpy on March 5, 2013 at 10:53 PM

I just love this movie

Jackalope on March 5, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Scrumpy on March 5, 2013 at 11:04 PM

That one is destined to leave this world much the same way it entered it. Penniless and drooling. I’ll let Kool handle the diaper part. ; )

Bmore on March 5, 2013 at 11:11 PM

If amnesty doesn’t kill Jeb’s chances, then his support of Arne Duncan’s Common Core will. That boondoggle hasn’t built up a lot of steam yet in many places, but it’s incredible cost and mediocre curriculum is going to be a political millstone for Jeb and others.

INC on March 5, 2013 at 11:11 PM

&%$# it!

&^%$ em all to @#$%!

Seriously????

Are they *&%$ing serious?

Obama-care better *&%$ing work like them claim ’cause this &^%$in @!#$ is sending my blood pressure through the roof, and those death panels are actually starting to sound pretty good to me.

Laura in Maryland on March 5, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Agree! And you said much better than I could! :)

bluealice on March 5, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Bmore on March 5, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Not to mention that the White House isn’t all that pleased to see the DOW at a break neck pace…given their concerted effort to make it appear that the sequester has wreaked havoc on the economy and an unsuspecting public. LOL!

thatsafactjack on March 5, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Jackalope on March 5, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Me too!! :-)

Scrumpy on March 5, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Jackie…

KCB on March 5, 2013 at 11:13 PM

I’ve seen two things.

1. Reaction to the sequester cuts (not good for Barry).

2. Artificial (not good for Barry).

INC on March 5, 2013 at 11:03 PM

yup, so bad for Barry, which is why Hot Gas is featuring it so prominently…

DBear on March 5, 2013 at 11:14 PM

I’ll let Kool handle the diaper part. ; )

Bmore on March 5, 2013 at 11:11 PM

…it’s on his head now!

KOOLAID2 on March 5, 2013 at 11:14 PM

KCB on March 5, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Good evening, Ken. :)

thatsafactjack on March 5, 2013 at 11:15 PM

I think that Jeb Bush is going on my list of people who I will not vote for in a general election, especially if he screws over Rubio. How about you guys. Are you with me?

Illinidiva on March 5, 2013 at 11:06 PM

LOL. Sure … though I would never vote for either of those putrid pieces of sh!t.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 5, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Er, shouldn’t you and Obama be calling Boehner and the House Republicans to thank and congratulate them? After all, only last week, Obama said that Republicans would be responsible for whatever happened to the economy if sequestration went into effect.

Pretzel much?

Resist We Much on March 5, 2013 at 11:03 PM

yeah,I will call them when from the line that is twice as long at SFO next week when I fly to Vegas.

It’ll be Speaker Pelosi soon, btw, especially after the Old Testament savages block any new gun laws and more massacres ensue…

DBear on March 5, 2013 at 11:17 PM

INC on March 5, 2013 at 11:03 PM

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yup, so bad for Barry, which is why Hot Gas is featuring it so prominently…

DBear on March 5, 2013 at 11:14 PM

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Like I said, nine more months.

listens2glenn on March 5, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Poor, poor, pitiful bear. Showing zero sign of improvement at its trolling game.

Bmore on March 5, 2013 at 11:18 PM

DBear on March 5, 2013 at 11:14 PM

*Reverend Jim voice from Taxi*
y o u u u u u u
a r r r r e
A
s m a a a r r r r tt
g u yyyyyyyyyyy…
a r r r r r r r r e n t
Y O U…???

KOOLAID2 on March 5, 2013 at 11:19 PM

I think that Jeb Bush is going on my list of people who I will not vote for in a general election, especially if he screws over Rubio. How about you guys. Are you with me?

Illinidiva on March 5, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Jeb will build his campaign on criticizing Republicans. Every time I hear this guy speak, he’s criticizing the GOP.

JellyToast on March 5, 2013 at 11:21 PM

yeah,I will call them when from the line that is twice as long at SFO next week when I fly to Vegas.

It’ll be Speaker Pelosi soon, btw, especially after the Old Testament savages block any new gun laws and more massacres ensue…

DBear on March 5, 2013 at 11:17 PM

You’re so adorable. Let’s play your song again…

Hopenchange crazy, Obama baby, foot soldier for the man
Mesmerised, spellbound smile, you’ll cede your freedoms to your man
Obamarina, you must have seen him swaying in the stands
And, now, he’s jobless, always indebted, a tiny puppet in His hand

Obamafreaks out in the street
Handing tickets out for ObamaGod
Twirling ’round, they faint, cry and laugh
Bankruptcy Boulevard, you see, is not that bad

Empty Chair, He makes his stand
In the auditorium
Looking on, he chants the mantra-songs
The words, he knows. “Yes, We Can!” he hums.

But, oh, how it feels so real
Lying though, Empty Chair says what they want to hear
Only He, He intones, can lower the oceans and hear thee
And, when He says softly, slowly

Hold me closer, Obamarina
Count the votes on the electoral highway
Pay my campaign down to your last penny
I’ve had a busy day, today

Hopenchange crazy, Obama baby, foot soldier for the man
Mesmerised, spellbound smile, you’ll cede your freedom to your man
Obamarina, you prayed to see Him, as you were swaying in the stands
And, now, your jobless, always indebted, a tiny puppet in His hand

Big, smoochy kiss! Love ya. Mean it.

Resist We Much on March 5, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Like I said, nine more months.

listens2glenn on March 5, 2013 at 11:18 PM

…douchebag didn’t douche?…its brain got pregnant?

KOOLAID2 on March 5, 2013 at 11:21 PM

thatsafactjack on March 5, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Evening Jackie! The Whitehouse game is a wreck for sure. But hey the Dow is through the roof!

Bmore on March 5, 2013 at 11:21 PM

I think that Jeb Bush is going on my list of people who I will not vote for in a general election, especially if he screws over Rubio. How about you guys. Are you with me?

Illinidiva on March 5, 2013 at 11:06 PM

LOL. Sure … though I would never vote for either of those putrid pieces of sh!t.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 5, 2013 at 11:15 PM

So much word to this! They are both useless.

MustLoveBlogs on March 5, 2013 at 11:23 PM

LOL. Sure … though I would never vote for either of those putrid pieces of sh!t.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 5, 2013 at 11:15 PM

You should vote for Rubio, just not anymore Bushes.

Illinidiva on March 5, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Resist We Much on March 5, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Too cool!!

Scrumpy on March 5, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Jeb will build his campaign on criticizing Republicans. Every time I hear this guy speak, he’s criticizing the GOP.

JellyToast on March 5, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Ummm.. And he wants us to vote for him. Guy is screwing up the party based on his selfish desires.

Illinidiva on March 5, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Normally don’t post on QOTD as there are too many posts (and it’s past my bedtime) but was I correct in hearing Limbaugh today complaining about you Hot Gas QOTD regulars missing his Theorum points Monday night?

(ducks for cover)

Del Dolemonte on March 5, 2013 at 11:25 PM

THIS is the person Obama appointed as his ‘immigration adviser’

She’s from La Raza…and complained that the 1986 AMNESTY “wasn’t big enough”.

Let’s look at the facts for a moment. The American public was given a solemn promise that the border would be secured and that the AMNESTY would solve the problem of illegal immigration once and for all, as, with the border secured, there would be no more great influx of illegal aliens from Mexico, Central, and South America. The federal government assured us that 1.8 million illegal aliens was the firm number in discussions of amnesty.

The final number granted amnesty was 2.8 million.

Further, another 2 million were deemed ‘unqualified’ and refused amnesty. However, rather than arrest and deport the 2 million unqualified illegal aliens, whom we knew were here as they had applied for the amnesty, those illegal aliens were simply allowed to remain at large in the nation… illegally.

Which brings us to today. We are told that there are ‘only’ 11 million illegal aliens in this nation. However, experts from both sides of the aisle have recently admitted that no one really knows for sure how many are actually here, and the number could easily be 20 million.

We spend over $113 Billion per year on social services for illegal aliens. This figure does not include the cost of the justice system, the penal system, or the Border Patrol, ICE, et al. ( See FAIR website for further information and figures)

Why are these illegal aliens here? Because they know that others were granted amnesty in the past simply because they refused to leave. The modern crop of illegal aliens demand that they, too, be granted exception to the law and given preferential treatment under the law.

This is a nation of laws and those laws must be enforced equitably without preference or prejudice.

This is a founding principle of this nation. To grant exception to the law, or preferential treatment under the law, not only erodes the rule of law, it erodes that foundation pillar upon which this nation was founded.

thatsafactjack on March 5, 2013 at 11:28 PM

What is scarier, a lion or tiger?

SparkPlug on March 5, 2013 at 11:29 PM

You should vote for Rubio,

Illinidiva on March 5, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Not in a million years. He’s a worm. I already gave one vote to a GOP shamnesty traitor because I was held hostage in 2008. And a second one in 2012 to a guy who was probably going to turn around and be a shamnesty traitor after he got in – for the last hostage GOP vote of my life.

That was it. No more. No Rubio. He needs to disappear. He should move to Mexico to be closer to those he represents. He will never get a vote from. I never liked the guy and used to warn Tea Partiers about him. He is a worm.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 5, 2013 at 11:29 PM

KCB on March 5, 2013 at 11:09 PM

(: I hear Chrissy is in a frivolous mood too.

Rusty Allen on March 5, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Hi Rush Limbaugh. I Enjoy your show. Send me some tea.

SparkPlug on March 5, 2013 at 11:31 PM

SparkPlug on March 5, 2013 at 11:29 PM

A Liger ;-P

Scrumpy on March 5, 2013 at 11:32 PM

SparkPlug on March 5, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Lion. When you see one, the rest of the pride is sneaking up on you.

KCB on March 5, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Del Dolemonte on March 5, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Evening Del, bluefox mentioned that earlier just after the show started. Haven’t heard as of yet what his comment was. Wasn’t here last evening very much at all and haven’t had time to read last nights QOTD. I would imagine Rush’s take would be negative.

Bmore on March 5, 2013 at 11:33 PM

What is scarier, a lion or tiger?

SparkPlug on March 5, 2013 at 11:29 PM

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Tigers are more likely to attack, unprovoked. Tigers are also more likely to become genuine “man-eaters”.

Does that make them more scary? … You decide.

listens2glenn on March 5, 2013 at 11:33 PM

“From a policy point of view, I don’t think it’s the right approach. I don’t like the idea of having millions of people here for their entire life without being able to assimilate into America,”

Hey, I don’t like it either. They weren’t invited and aren’t welcome here illegally, they should get the F out and go back to their own countries, pronto, don’t pass Go! Instead of undermining American workers and increasing their dependency on the government, illegal aliens should be working to build and improve their own countries instead. Is it any wonder that Mexico is the murder capital of the world considering that we leech all their best people while the crooks thrive in their absence? That factor, combined with our drug war is why tens of thousands of Mexican’s are being tortured, murdered and dismembered! All of this causes grievous harm to our own culture as well as their own.

Most of the illegal aliens are what I’m going to start calling world-socialism. Most of the rest of the world doesn’t value freedom and liberty like patriotic American do. Once upon a time immigrants would come to American and would have no choice but to melt in and become American, thanks to modern communications and entertainment technology that is no longer true. Many illegal aliens continue to immerse themselves in foreign media outlets and no longer melt.

If we amnesty tens of millions of world-socialists, and then they bring tens of millions of chain migrating relatives who also subscribe to world-socialism, most of them, and especially considering so many of them no longer melt, it spells the doom of everything that made America great. Before long we will be subsumed and the USA will just be another authoritarian, statist world-socialist hellhole.

Those who would allow tens of millions, perhaps hundreds of millions of Americans, to move here of their own volition, uninvited, and just give them amnesty, letting them vote and thus essentially take over America, are not my allies; they are the opposite.

FloatingRock on March 5, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Liger

KCB on March 5, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Plus Rush is always welcomed here to help us glean the finer points.

Bmore on March 5, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Scrumpy on March 5, 2013 at 11:32 PM

Haha. Aren’t they huge and friendly? Can lions climb trees?

SparkPlug on March 5, 2013 at 11:35 PM

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