Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on March 24, 2013 by Allahpundit

President Barack Obama is ready to hit the road on a new campaign-style public relations trip, hoping to breathe new life into the push for stronger gun control laws

A White House official would not comment on the timing of more presidential travel, but said people should expect to see Obama travel outside DC to bolster his insistence that gun control measures “deserve a vote” in Congress.

Obama will have help. Over the coming two-week congressional recess, representatives of the Brady Campaign and Mike Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns tell BuzzFeed they’re gearing up for major campaigns aimed at ginning up votes for gun control over recess. That includes grassroots lobbying of members while they’re home and other efforts.

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[T]hree months later, the NRA has regained its footing, rallying gun owners and lawmakers against new gun controls in a fierce lobbying effort that appears to be paying dividends on Capitol Hill…

“[NRA CEO] Wayne LaPierre made terrible mistakes early on. They took two very bad spills,” Ross Baker, political scientist at Rutgers University, said Friday in a phone interview. “But they quickly recovered and they assumed their usual position of dominance…

A Democratic strategist familiar with the issue … [argued] that the more controversial elements of Obama’s gun-control wish-list —particularly the assault weapons ban — were never expected to pass Congress.

By pushing hard for that ban, the strategist said, Democrats were simply negotiating from the left, always with the idea they could cash in that chip to get the universal background checks that stand at the core of their effort to keep violent people from buying guns.

“For once, the Democrats actually did things in a smart way. Instead of starting by giving in, they started by asking for more,” the strategist said. “You could call it a momentum change, but this was always the way this was going to play out.”

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $12 million on a television ad campaign meant to pressure senators into backing gun control efforts, including comprehensive background checks.

The national campaign from Mayors Against Illegal Guns will target states whose senators are on the fence, according to the New York Post…

“These ads bring the voices of Americans — who overwhelmingly support comprehensive and enforceable background checks — into the discussion to move senators to immediately take action to prevent gun violence,” Bloomberg said in a statement issued by the group he co-founded in 2006.

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The N.R.A. plans to roll out its own lobbying campaign, using print and broadcast advertising to reach lawmakers during the recess. But its leaders said that their investment was unlikely to rival the intensity of Mr. Bloomberg’s spending, to be carried out through Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group he co-founded.

“Can we match Mayor Bloomberg dollar for dollar?” asked Chris W. Cox, the group’s chief lobbyist. “No one can. We don’t have to.”

He predicted that voters and senators would resist a message from an out-of-state magnate who is associated with government limits on soda and salt.

“What he is going to find out is that Americans don’t want to be told by some elitist billionaire what they can eat, drink and they damn well don’t want to be told how, when and where they can protect their families,” Mr. Cox said.

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So, why aren’t the polling numbers on gun control swaying more members of Congress? Many of the poll numbers don’t capture the nuances of public opinion. For example, there is a significant difference in the level of passion of voters on the two sides of the issue. While members of the National Rifle Association or conservative gun owners home in on this issue, gun-control proponents may not register that sort of excitement.

The level of voter passion may also depend on where the respondents live. In January, there were 44 gun homicides in Chicago. In 2011, there were only 40 gun homicides in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont combined. The political pressure for members of Congress from those states is much less than it would be for a senator from Illinois. In fact, Sens. Dick Durbin, a Democrat, and Mark Kirk, a Republican, both from Illinois, are two of the lawmakers who have come out strongly for some of these gun-control laws.

Lanae Erickson Hatalsky, the director of social policy and politics for Third Way, said her group has conducted polling in some of these states where gun violence isn’t a major issue. When they asked if they thought policies would be effective in reducing crime, most respondents said it wouldn’t. When asked if legislation was addressing a problem in their community or somewhere far away, most respondents went with the latter. The support for gun-control policies then is “really high but shallow,” Hatalsky said.

“People will support this and they think it’s a good idea, but they don’t feel super deeply about it,” Hatalsky said. “They’re not convinced that it will necessarily work and that it will work to change their own lives.”

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“I don’t think there’s ever been an issue where the public has spoken so clearly where Congress hasn’t eventually understood and done the right thing,” Bloomberg said on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” adding: “I think we are going to win this. Celebrating in advance isn’t the right thing to do. We’ve got to go out — we’ve got a lot of work ahead of us.”

Bloomberg acknowledged that the assault weapons ban faces an uncertain future, though, because the public isn’t as united on that issue…

“I don’t think we should give up on the assault weapons ban,” Bloomberg said. “But clearly it is a more difficult issue for a lot of people. I don’t know that that reflects the NRA’s power. It may be just that people have different views about assault weapons than they do about background checks.”

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As I’ve said before, we may not be able to prevent every act of violence in this country. But together, we have an obligation to try. We have an obligation to do what we can.

Right now, we have a real chance to reduce gun violence in America, and prevent the very worst violence. We have a unique opportunity to reaffirm our tradition of responsible gun ownership, and also do more to keep guns out of the hands of criminals or people with a severe mental illness.

We’ve made progress over the last three months, but we’re not there yet. And in the weeks ahead, I hope Members of Congress will join me in finishing the job – for our communities and, most importantly, for our kids.


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What a disgusting move by Hot Air to post this unflattering picture of Obama.

-nonpartisan

22044 on March 24, 2013 at 8:03 PM

President Barack Obama is ready to hit the road on a new campaign-style public relations trip, hoping to breathe new life into the push for stronger gun control laws…

When is he not on the road…

Electrongod on March 24, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Every day now is a fight for our freedoms. Our government is our enemy. The assault will never stop.

rrpjr on March 24, 2013 at 8:06 PM

It looks like Palm Sunday, again…….

williamg on March 24, 2013 at 8:06 PM

President Barack Obama is ready to hit the road on a new campaign-style public relations trip, hoping to breathe new life into the push for stronger gun control laws

Anything to keep the masses distracted from the sorry state of the economy and the federal budget and world affairs.

steebo77 on March 24, 2013 at 8:06 PM

but said people should expect to see Obama travel outside DC to bolster his insistence that gun control measures “deserve a vote” in Congress.

Can’t get the votes..
Why waste the time..

Obama….
Isn’t it time for a vacation or something…

Electrongod on March 24, 2013 at 8:07 PM

I love how they tried to find their version of a white guy clinging to his gun to make their deceptive ad because those “nasty rednecks” won’t know that the ad is really for gun control..

melle1228 on March 24, 2013 at 8:09 PM

there were 44 gun homicides in Chicago. In 2011, there were only 40 gun homicides in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont combined.

Something about Chicago….
Just isn’t right…

Electrongod on March 24, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Fail, plus this guy is strange. Jim he am.

Bmore on March 24, 2013 at 8:12 PM

When will we wake up from this communist wet dream.

deptofredundancydept on March 24, 2013 at 8:16 PM

deptofredundancydept, doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue first try, but nice nom. Lol! ; )

Bmore on March 24, 2013 at 8:18 PM

This seems like the story of the day…..

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/24/rand-paul-marijuana_n_2945307.html

libfreeordie on March 24, 2013 at 8:20 PM

What a disgusting move by Hot Air to post this unflattering picture of Obama.

-nonpartisan

22044 on March 24, 2013 at 8:03 PM

.
There is only……. unflattering.

FlaMurph on March 24, 2013 at 8:20 PM

Glad you never learned short links. I never give that pos site traffic.

Bmore on March 24, 2013 at 8:21 PM

This seems like the story of the day…..

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/24/rand-paul-marijuana_n_2945307.html

libfreeordie on March 24, 2013 at 8:20 PM

In your world..

Mine is about the State of the Nation..
And the lack of leadership..

Electrongod on March 24, 2013 at 8:22 PM

President Barack Obama is ready to hit the road on a new campaign-style public relations trip, hoping to breathe new life into the push for stronger gun control laws

Anything to keep the masses distracted from the sorry state of the economy and the federal budget and world affairs.

steebo77 on March 24, 2013 at 8:06 PM

He’s also desperately seeking a golf course that isn’t under a foot of snow.

Campaign mode and vacation mode are the only settings this man has. As for his dream of disarming Americans, it’s right up there with his dream of turning the lights out on civilization as a whole.

He genuinely believes that the world was better off before; gunpowder, democracy, Christianity, modern medicine, any energy other than wind, sun, and brute human strength (no enslaving animals allowed), and the printing press. He is a collectivist primitivist of the worst order.

Of course, that world did enslave animals, and it was ruled by whoever had the strongest arm to swing a sword, throw a spear, or use a whip on everyone else’s back. I used to think that “terrible simplifiers” like The One just didn’t understand this.

I am now forced to conclude that they understand it perfectly. They are just convinced that they will be the ones wielding the whips.

clear ether

eon

eon on March 24, 2013 at 8:24 PM

Fail, plus this guy is strange. Jim he am.

Bmore on March 24, 2013 at 8:12 PM

So B, ya think Mr Carry ever just hops in the car and goes somewhere alone? Shops, coffee, vet. etc., like the rest of us do?

arnold ziffel on March 24, 2013 at 8:26 PM

President Barack Obama is ready to hit the road on a new campaign-style public relations trip, hoping to breathe new life into the push for stronger gun control laws…

Barack Obama: How I Campaigned For Eight Years and Forgot Never Learned How To Be A President

Rovin on March 24, 2013 at 8:29 PM

This is the push for the ‘universal background checks.’

He’ll play lip service to the AWB, but he’ll further call for this issue to be pushed through as a compromise.

The AWB is a feint.

catmman on March 24, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Sunday Photo Essays…

Abandoned, Beautiful, Creepy, Modern Ruins

Haunting Images Of Churches Across The World That Were ‘Drowned’ To make Way For Man-made Dams And Reservoirs

Resist We Much on March 24, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Eerily beautiful. I wasn’t aware that the “Channel Forts” were still standing. I’m old enough to remember when they were used by the “pirate” radio stations in the Sixties.

Thanks. I enjoy your blog.

cheers

eon

eon on March 24, 2013 at 8:30 PM

This seems like the story of the day…..

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/24/rand-paul-marijuana_n_2945307.html

libfreeordie on March 24, 2013 at 8:20

Shocking absolutely shocking.. A libertarian supports decriminalization of pot. This is only a story in liberal world.

melle1228 on March 24, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Many of the poll numbers don’t capture the nuances of public opinion

don’t tell that to morning joe or the rest of the lsm…that’s all they could talk about…look at such and such poll…overwhelming majority want background checks…
yada yada yada

cmsinaz on March 24, 2013 at 8:33 PM

so campaigning instead of governing…

SSDD

its all good according to the lsm…

cmsinaz on March 24, 2013 at 8:34 PM

I, for one, would be willing to shunt all of America’s natural gas resources to the depths of Hell if it meant that Barack Obama would burn at the maximum temperature for all eternity for what he is doing to this country.

I swear that the Devil himself must fear this man.

turfmann on March 24, 2013 at 8:35 PM

think I’ll skip morning joe tomorrow, all he’s going to do is focus on ‘the right wing extremist la pierre’ and the gop is stupid to follow his lead

cmsinaz on March 24, 2013 at 8:36 PM

eon on March 24, 2013 at 8:24 PM

Besides your apt summary of Obysmal, he is sporting his Arab Spring green tie to symbolize that he “stands with his brothers.”

onlineanalyst on March 24, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Shocking absolutely shocking.. A libertarian supports decriminalization of pot. This is only a story in liberal world.

melle1228 on March 24, 2013 at 8:32 PM

ROTFLMAO… Hel, it’s more shocking that (A Conservative Constitutionalist) support decriminalization of pot. On the other hand, I also support shooting anyone caught transporting 5 pounds or more of any hard narcotic.

SWalker on March 24, 2013 at 8:38 PM

arnold ziffel on March 24, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Dang if I know. I looked him up to see who he was after seeing the Drudge article. Might want to stick to comedy and let serious folks do the thinking for him though. ; )

Bmore on March 24, 2013 at 8:38 PM

President Barack Obama is ready to hit the road on a new campaign-style public relations trip, hoping to breathe new life into the push for stronger gun control laws…

When is he not on the road…

Electrongod on March 24, 2013 at 8:05 PM

…Campaigner…not Commander in Chief…he gets confused!

KOOLAID2 on March 24, 2013 at 8:39 PM

I swear that the Devil himself must fear this man.

turfmann on March 24, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Fear, no, absolutely love, yes….

SWalker on March 24, 2013 at 8:39 PM

SWalker on March 24, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Hey you’re still around. Magic?

Bmore on March 24, 2013 at 8:40 PM

cmsinaz on March 24, 2013 at 8:36 PM

More fortitude for punishment than me, just for watching at all. ; )

Bmore on March 24, 2013 at 8:41 PM

libfreeordie on March 24, 2013 at 8:20

…oh look!…the bigot’s still banging his brain!

KOOLAID2 on March 24, 2013 at 8:41 PM

the guy is so clueless

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on March 24, 2013 at 8:42 PM

libfreeordie on March 24, 2013 at 8:20

…oh look!…the bigot’s still banging his brain!

the guy is so clueless

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on March 24, 2013 at 8:42 PM

…must be family reunion night!

KOOLAID2 on March 24, 2013 at 8:43 PM

SWalker on March 24, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Hey you’re still around. Magic?

Bmore on March 24, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Possibly, found a way to pay my cell phone, and since it’s a first generation smart phone, jail broken, it has hot spot capabilities. So I am piggy banking by lap top off my cell phone hot spot.

SWalker on March 24, 2013 at 8:43 PM

eon on March 24, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Thanks. I try to bring interesting things eons away from politics when I can.

Resist We Much on March 24, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Good evening, good peeps.

Rusty Allen on March 24, 2013 at 8:44 PM

This seems like the story of the day…..

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/24/rand-paul-marijuana_n_2945307.html

libfreeordie on March 24, 2013 at 8:20

Shocking absolutely shocking.. A libertarian supports decriminalization of pot. This is only a story in liberal world.

melle1228 on March 24, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Shorter libtardordie: I got nothin’, so I’ll try to change the subject.

CurtZHP on March 24, 2013 at 8:46 PM

RWM and eon, check out this Haikyo. There are some great pictures that you may recognize from a recent popular movie.

tom daschle concerned on March 24, 2013 at 8:46 PM

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $12 million on a television ad campaign meant to pressure senators into backing gun control efforts, including comprehensive background checks.

The national campaign from Mayors Against Illegal Guns will target states whose senators are on the fence, according to the New York Post…

Bloomberg pushes the concept of a city as prison. If you’re in one, you’ve surrendered all rights, or, rather, silently consented to him and “mayors” of other cities your rights.

In all seriousness, I wonder why residents of NYC have not insisted on Bloomberg being committed or otherwise, shown the city’s-door because he’s clearly not functioning sanely in the position of mayor.

Other mayors, other cities, I think, as I’ve already written, that their assumption is that a city is a prison system and should be managed as one with themselves as warden.

Lourdes on March 24, 2013 at 8:47 PM

McCain emerges as key senator in expanding background checks

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/289971-mccain-emerges-as-key-republican-in-expanding-background-checks-

FloatingRock on March 24, 2013 at 8:47 PM

SWalker, good deal! Will meets way. ; )

Bmore on March 24, 2013 at 8:47 PM

ROTFLMAO… Hel, it’s more shocking that (A Conservative Constitutionalist) support decriminalization of pot. On the other hand, I also support shooting anyone caught transporting 5 pounds or more of any hard narcotic.

SWalker on March 24, 2013 at 8:38 PM

He he.. I am a socon who supports decriminalization of pot and legalization if the state votes it okay. I think your shooting may be a little harsh, but it early in the day. :)

melle1228 on March 24, 2013 at 8:48 PM

“[NRA CEO] Wayne LaPierre made terrible mistakes early on. They took two very bad spills,”

Oh, you mean where he suggested armed guards in schools, and everybody on the left laughed at him, and then a few weeks later started suggesting it themselves, like it was their idea in the first place?

CurtZHP on March 24, 2013 at 8:48 PM

A White House official would not comment on the timing of more presidential travel, but said people should expect to see Obama travel outside DC

…it’s timed for when there are no White House parties…just like the last four years…nitwit!

KOOLAID2 on March 24, 2013 at 8:49 PM

re lfod’s link…meh.

22044 on March 24, 2013 at 8:50 PM

McCain emerges as key senator in expanding background checks

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/289971-mccain-emerges-as-key-republican-in-expanding-background-checks-

FloatingRock on March 24, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Of course he does, because McCain didn’t ever find a Democratic policy he didn’t like. Please tell me again how this fool got the nominee in 2008?

melle1228 on March 24, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Good evening, good peeps.

Rusty Allen on March 24, 2013 at 8:44 PM

*clink*

Electrongod on March 24, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Bloomberg pushes the concept of a city as prison. If you’re in one, you’ve surrendered all rights, or, rather, silently consented to him and “mayors” of other cities your rights.

In all seriousness, I wonder why residents of NYC have not insisted on Bloomberg being committed or otherwise, shown the city’s-door because he’s clearly not functioning sanely in the position of mayor.

Other mayors, other cities, I think, as I’ve already written, that their assumption is that a city is a prison system and should be managed as one with themselves as warden.

Lourdes on March 24, 2013 at 8:47 PM

My thought (might be mine alone):
Cities get the mayors they deserve.

22044 on March 24, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Guncontrol. Queer marriage. Bread and circuses.

Lanceman on March 24, 2013 at 8:52 PM

I swear that the Devil himself must fear this man.

turfmann on March 24, 2013 at 8:35 PM

No.

If that were true, I wouldn’t have blown right by his March Madness brackets today despite his impressive flash at the start.

This happened just as I predicted that it would on a prior thread.

See, you have ambitious leaders like George Washington and Julius Caesar who are gifted and create legacies. Then you have those who just have a run of luck to the top and some early success followed by a crash and burn.

It would be great if I knew something about basketball and not just math!

IlikedAUH2O on March 24, 2013 at 8:52 PM

…expect to see Obama travel outside DC to bolster his insistence that gun control measures “deserve a vote” in Congress.

In other words, Obama senses his support among urban Blacks and Hispanics slipping from 99 percent to 95 percent and needs to go stir them up again with more of his Performances of the Teleprompter and Streetside Hustle Organizing.

Lourdes on March 24, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Oh, you mean where he suggested armed guards in schools, and everybody on the left laughed at him, and then a few weeks later started suggesting it themselves, like it was their idea in the first place?

CurtZHP on March 24, 2013 at 8:48 PM

To stop a bad guy with a gun..
It to have a good guy with a gun..

Process of elimination..

Good vs. bad..

Gun is optional..

Electrongod on March 24, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Gun is optional..

Electrongod on March 24, 2013 at 8:53 PM

But recommended..

*forgot to include that*

Electrongod on March 24, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Leaders without math savvy get into trouble.

It might be better if he knew more math and less basketball.

IlikedAUH2O on March 24, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Good evening, good peeps.

Rusty Allen on March 24, 2013 at 8:44 PM

…oh!…you’re done screwing with the people on the Nanny thread?…you had one poor poster thinking you were nonpartisans butt buddy!…Hi ya Rusty!

KOOLAID2 on March 24, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Please tell me again how this fool [McCain] got the nominee in 2008?

melle1228 on March 24, 2013 at 8:51 PM

With the help of the MSM and the GOP crony establishment.

FloatingRock on March 24, 2013 at 8:58 PM

tom daschle concerned on March 24, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Thanks. I’m not much on recent movies other than Star Trek and anything with Bruce Willis, so I’m guessing Hunger Games?

cheers

eon

eon on March 24, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Laughing at our clown president: Barack Obama’s Arafat Blunder is an Embarrassment for the Leader of the Free World

This jackass isn’t leading anyone, even within our country.

slickwillie2001 on March 24, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Good evening, good peeps.

Rusty Allen on March 24, 2013 at 8:44 PM

…oh!…you’re done screwing with the people on the Nanny thread?…you had one poor poster thinking you were nonpartisans butt buddy!…Hi ya Rusty!

KOOLAID2 on March 24, 2013 at 8:57 PM

That became confusing for me. :)

22044 on March 24, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Laughing at our clown president: Barack Obama’s Arafat Blunder is an Embarrassment for the Leader of the Free World

This jackass isn’t leading anyone, even within our country.

slickwillie2001 on March 24, 2013 at 8:59 PM

…well…57 states elected him!

KOOLAID2 on March 24, 2013 at 9:03 PM

Laughing at our clown president: Barack Obama’s Arafat Blunder is an Embarrassment for the Leader of the Free World

This jackass isn’t leading anyone, even within our country.

slickwillie2001 on March 24, 2013 at 8:59 PM

“Barack Obama took part in a joint press conference with President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank this morning under a beaming banner of Yasser Arafat, also known as the “father of modern terrorism”.”

If they would of had Obama’s image hanging high..
Obama would feel right at home..

In due time..

Electrongod on March 24, 2013 at 9:04 PM

“What he is going to find out is that Americans don’t want to be told by some elitist billionaire what they can eat, drink and they damn well don’t want to be told how, when and where they can protect their families,” Mr. Cox said.

again with the complacency. the NRA needs to sober up too. Let’s see. Does anyone remember barrycare????? Did everyone love barrycare???? Did barry get barry care passed…you betcha!

Complacency is not how to win. Note the clever use of universal background checks…who can be against that!

I saw a debate between a well prepared leftist and a guy who was doing anecdotal things. Prepare people.

Part of the agenda is to let barry decide Who Gets a Gun? Ok. Be straight. Talk about the Universal Database that will be integrated will all other Universal Databases

let me give the nra a clue. These guys are devious, and they are out for the long term gun solution. They don’t like guns

r keller on March 24, 2013 at 9:04 PM

They don’t like guns

r keller on March 24, 2013 at 9:04 PM

But more and more..
We find out they are packin’

Electrongod on March 24, 2013 at 9:07 PM

This seems like the story of the day…..

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/24/rand-paul-marijuana_n_2945307.html

libfreeordie on March 24, 2013 at 8:20

Shocking absolutely shocking.. A libertarian supports decriminalization of pot. This is only a story in liberal world.

melle1228 on March 24, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Marijuana should never have been a Federal offence or harder drugs, for that matter. When the country wanted to ban alcohol, it passed a constitutional amendment.

What as done for drugs – and there is a racist basis in this – is to pass the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 using the Commerce Clause and myriad other “general welfare” catchalls. It was and should have been a state matter.

I’ve detailed some of what happened here:

This War On Drugs Is Lost!

And, NO, I do not use drugs.

Resist We Much on March 24, 2013 at 9:08 PM

The NRA needs to LOSE Wayne LaPierre – and replace him with someone the public can STAND to look at and listen to – Like A WOMAN!!!

williamg on March 24, 2013 at 9:08 PM

US Secretary of State John Kerry has told Iraq’s PM that allowing Iranian planes to use Iraqi air space to carry weapons to Syria was “problematic”.

BBC

Nice arm twisting. Maybe John and Barry can blame that on the NRA too.

Limerick on March 24, 2013 at 9:08 PM

“There you go again…”

—————somebody famous

hillbillyjim on March 24, 2013 at 9:10 PM

See, you have ambitious leaders like George Washington and Julius Caesar who are gifted and create legacies. Then you have those who just have a run of luck to the top and some early success followed by a crash and burn.

It would be great if I knew something about basketball and not just math!

IlikedAUH2O on March 24, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Well, you just described Nero, Tiberias, and Caligula perfectly.
To say nothing of;

William Henry Harrison (caught pneumonia giving his inaugural address and died after one month in office in 1841),

James Buchanan (pretty much started the Civil War through sheer ineptitude, leaving Lincoln to clean up the mess), and

Warren G. Harding (died in office and was forever blamed for the Teapot Dome scandal in his cabinet, that he apparently was entirely ignorant of- and no, I don’t consider that an excuse for a President).

So forget B-ball, I’d say your future is in the study of history.

cheers

eon

eon on March 24, 2013 at 9:10 PM

This jackass isn’t leading anyone, even within our country.

slickwillie2001 on March 24, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Obama Made Bibi ApologiseTo Erdogan And His Nazi-Flagged Flotilla Group

Resist We Much on March 24, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Please tell me again how this fool [McCain] got the nominee in 2008?

melle1228 on March 24, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Because he was the most eager and available among the GOP to get Obama elected.

Lourdes on March 24, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Bmore on March 24, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Thanks B :)

if he actually changes the subject, let me know…

cmsinaz on March 24, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Obama Made Bibi ApologiseTo Erdogan And His Nazi-Flagged Flotilla Group

Resist We Much on March 24, 2013 at 9:11 PM

That statement removes all credibility from Netanyahu for walking upright and his ability to reason.

Compliance or coercion as motive, who can tell until we learn more (if we do), but, obviously something transpired there.

Lourdes on March 24, 2013 at 9:14 PM

And, NO, I do not use drugs.

Resist We Much on March 24, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Nether do I..
Well..

I do have a drink..

State’s rights..
Et al.

Electrongod on March 24, 2013 at 9:14 PM

congrats to Florida Gulf Coast making it to the Sweet 16

cmsinaz on March 24, 2013 at 9:15 PM

This seems like the story of the day…..

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/24/rand-paul-marijuana_n_2945307.html

libfreeordie on March 24, 2013 at 8:20

Wheee,howdy, boy! I’ll be damned!

A libertarian who supports legalizing pot!

Will wonders never cease!

Get a life, liveasaslaveanddie.

Solaratov on March 24, 2013 at 9:15 PM

President Barack Obama is ready to hit the road on a new campaign-style public relations trip, hoping to breathe new life into the push for stronger gun control laws…

Oh … just GTFA, you friggin loser retard. You should have been happy enough that Columbia and Harvard let you in even though you have the brain of a chicken. You should have been doubly happy that Harvard made you Precedent of the Lawn Review in a nod to insane affirmative action and making mockeries of the concepts of merit or ability. You should have been happy enough that some publisher paid you money to hear the life story of an 84 IQ AA pet who didn’t have the brainpower or trustworthiness to carry a mop. But you weren’t. You had to force yourself on civilized people.

Go back to Jakarta where you are at home. You can be a mini-Sukarno there. THey love that sh!t. Here, you’re just an idiot. Even your supporters know you’re an idiot. They just love seeing you make such messes of everything. It’s food for their dark, evil, nihilistic personalities. They love watching a modern-day Incitatus actually in control, sh!tting all over the place and tearing everything apart.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 24, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Obama Made Bibi ApologiseTo Erdogan And His Nazi-Flagged Flotilla Group

Resist We Much on March 24, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Obama was made for the camera..

The problem is..
We don’t view the crap captured by the camera.
We view the results..

Electrongod on March 24, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Yeah that’s it. In the face of overwhelming opposition from tens of millions of Americans who have flocked to buy a gun, any gun, the Dog Eating Nuthead decides to double-down. Every demorat up for reelection who isn’t from Mass. is crapping their pants right now.

Bishop on March 24, 2013 at 9:17 PM

and replace him with someone the public can STAND to look at and listen to – Like A WOMAN!!!

williamg on March 24, 2013 at 9:08 PM

You got someone in mind? ;D

Lanceman on March 24, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Lourdes on March 24, 2013 at 8:47 PM

My thought (might be mine alone):
Cities get the mayors they deserve.

22044 on March 24, 2013 at 8:52 PM

In the case of NYC, however, what makes Bloomberg of concern to the rest of the nation, is, NYC is something like a “land within a land” — his influence or presumption of ‘command,’ so to speak, isn’t contained by or in NYC, as the post above reveals (now branching out to include mayors of other cities, Bloomberg’s rotten plans now assumed by others nation-wide).

Bloomberg seems to assume, like John Kerry and other Democrats (Hollywood comes to mind here, too), that they rule the land, or, otherwise, “command” everyone else. Public office seems to be mere necessity for titling but it doesn’t limit their presumption upon other purviews.

Lourdes on March 24, 2013 at 9:19 PM

And, NO, I do not use drugs.

Resist We Much on March 24, 2013 at 9:08 PM

I don’t either. Never have actually. I come from a family of addictive personalities as seen by my Hotair usage. :)

That being said I am perfectly okay with marijuana decriminilization and if the state voters want it legalization. Where big L liberatarians lose me is the hard stuff like Meth and Heroine.

melle1228 on March 24, 2013 at 9:19 PM

Obama Made Bibi ApologiseTo Erdogan And His Nazi-Flagged Flotilla Group

Resist We Much on March 24, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Obama didn’t “Make” Bibi do anything, my money is on him offering Bibi a green light to take out the Iranian Nuke facilities.

SWalker on March 24, 2013 at 9:20 PM

When is he not on the road…

Electrongod on March 24, 2013 at 8:05 PM

When he is on the golf course.

Aviator on March 24, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Zeitheil!

tommy71 on March 24, 2013 at 9:20 PM

decriminilization

decriminalization*

Cannot spell after a glass of wine.

melle1228 on March 24, 2013 at 9:20 PM

When he is on the golf course.

Toothache

Touche

*dang spell checker*

Electrongod on March 24, 2013 at 9:26 PM

President Barack Obama is ready to hit the road on a new campaign-style public relations trip, hoping to breathe new life into the push for stronger gun control laws…

Obama hits the road again to sell himself for some reason. Oh yeah, he doesn’t want to be in the White House actually working.

Holiday Road.

portlandon on March 24, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Laughing at our clown president: Barack Obama’s Arafat Blunder is an Embarrassment for the Leader of the Free World

This jackass isn’t leading anyone, even within our country.

slickwillie2001 on March 24, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Gardiner assumes it’s a blunder. I do not. Obama’s sympathies have publicly been with everyone on the Arab side from the beginning, almost to a Henry II vs. Thomas Becket level. (“Will no one rid me of these turbulent Jews?“)

Obama, like so many other “progressives”, has a schoolboy crush on the “mystical, enlightened East’ that goes back to the Beatles and the Maharishi. That’s one of the reasons he dreams of turning out the lights on our “evil, materialistic” civilization; he assumes that the world will then be ruled in enlightened, non-materialistic ways by all those mystical eastern cultures.

My guess is he is still pissed that the Persians got curb-stomped by the Greeks at Plataea and Salamis. Modern day Islam is, after all, simply the old Persian belief systems shorn of their pantheism.

To this end, he wants the Mideast “cleansed” of all evil Western influences, so it can be ruled by an “authentic, native” culture. As far as he’s concerned, Israel is a bastion of the evil West in the enlightened East. And to him, that is something which must be erased from history so that Goodness can triumph.

No, his definition of Goodness isn’t anywhere within fifty parsecs of mine.

As such, him pontificating under a picture of Arafat (a cousin of Saddam Hussein, BTW- “Arafat” was an alias he adopted due to being wanted by the law under his real monicker) is about as shocking to me as the idea that all those Obama campaign volunteers wearing “Che’!” T-shirts might be a tiny bit leftist.

clear ether

eon

eon on March 24, 2013 at 9:28 PM

A specifically protected class of devises.

Only one Right came before, and our second amendment is enumerated in the greatest of powers it designates citizens shall not be deprived of.

Our Bill of Rights is not negotiable.

Speakup on March 24, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Obama hits the road again to sell himself for some reason. Oh yeah, he doesn’t want to be in the White House actually working.

Holiday Road.

portlandon on March 24, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Benghazi comes to mind..

A Commander-in-Chief that goes AWAL..

Fore more years…

Electrongod on March 24, 2013 at 9:29 PM

This seems like the story of the day…..

libfreeordie on March 24, 2013 at 8:20

Kinda think this should be…

1.4 million to demonstrate against the marriage for all! More pictures and information here.

The marriage for all is a juridical denial of the most elementary reality of humanity, constituted as it is “man and woman”, the only union naturally capable of siring new life.

You, President of the Republic — Will you be the one to float a travesty–that a human being can be born of two men or of two women?

“Marriage for all” inscribes fundamental discrimination into our law among children, an inequality between children who will be born of a mother and a father, and children who will be born of two fathers, and children who will be born of two mothers.

You, President of the Republic — Will you be the one to abolish the basic equality of birth among children? The marriage for all is also, finally, the reduction of men to nothing more than anonymous sources of sperm, and the subjugation of women pressured to rent out their wombs.

You, President of the Republic, will you be the one to abolish the parity of mother and father in the education of a child?

h/t INC

Fallon on March 24, 2013 at 9:31 PM

melle1228 on March 24, 2013 at 8:32 PM

The story is a non-Bernie Sanders senator calling the War on Drugs a failure. And the bigger story is a GOP senator recognizing that the criminalization of marijuana disproportionately effects kids in the “inner city” who can’t afford a good lawyer. In other words, Rand has suggested that the criminal justice is slanted against those without resources to pay for good representation, that’s a pretty progressive idea.

libfreeordie on March 24, 2013 at 9:32 PM

McCain emerges as key senator in expanding background checks

FloatingRock on March 24, 2013 at 8:47 PM

No surprise. I’m sure his sock puppet (Miss Lucy) will be joining him.

bw222 on March 24, 2013 at 9:34 PM

The story is a non-Bernie Sanders senator calling the War on Drugs a failure. And the bigger story is a GOP senator recognizing that the criminalization of marijuana disproportionately effects kids in the “inner city” who can’t afford a good lawyer. In other words, Rand has suggested that the criminal justice is slanted against those without resources to pay for good representation, that’s a pretty progressive idea.

libfreeordie on March 24, 2013 at 9:32 PM

A good reason to stay away from Chicago..

From a parent’s point of view…

Electrongod on March 24, 2013 at 9:37 PM

eon on March 24, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Maybe we are not so dumb.

I hope it encourages you that someone from our number may, in a verifiable way, demonstrate that they can defeat the ballyhooed Lord of the Left.

I started the prattle about those inane March Madness brackets since Dear Leader had the temerity to go out on a limb and make picks. Takes guts to do that.

Then one of you, who doesn’t know basketball but who has done some things in technical areas and has some modest God given ability in math, went to work to beat Dear Leader.

I know I shall and predicted it.

If one of the more miserable here can do that, maybe you should keep the faith in the rightness of your common sense ideas and guiding principles…

IlikedAUH2O on March 24, 2013 at 9:37 PM

libfreeordie on March 24, 2013 at 9:32 PM

…nope!…the story is a black bigot always looking for a race angle to every political situation…

KOOLAID2 on March 24, 2013 at 9:39 PM

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