The 2013 Top 50: 41-50

posted at 1:01 pm on December 27, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

We’re coming up to the end of 2013, and one of our annual traditions at Hot Air is to take a look at the year’s most popular posts as we close it out.  We’ve compiled the top 50 most viewed posts for the year, and we’ll do a countdown in reverse order.  Assuming I’ve counted the days correctly, we’ll wrap up on New Years Eve with the top 10 posts of the year. (As anyone who has ever golfed with me knows, never assume I’ve counted correctly.)

The first set of ten posts span the entire year, from January to last week. We get ObamaCare, gun control, Sarah Palin, and a little side-eye from on high:

Tomorrow, we’ll have more about ObamaCare, get our first recollection of the Boston Marathon bombing, and an epiphany on George Zimmerman. Stay tuned!

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The last line is the most significant.

Schadenfreude on December 27, 2013 at 1:03 PM

The USA in 2013

Schadenfreude on December 27, 2013 at 1:03 PM

#44: Bad news: Colorado Democrat defeated in recall election over gun control not taking it well –

OmahaConservative on December 27, 2013 at 1:04 PM

I know it happened late, but Duck Dynasty should be WAY higher on the list.

abobo on December 27, 2013 at 1:04 PM

For sure one or two of the atheists/versus others threads must make it…

Schadenfreude on December 27, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Someone, yes, you Bmore, or anyone with such talents, photoshop obama into pajama-boy.

That s/b the official HA obama thread-front picture for the next year.

Schadenfreude on December 27, 2013 at 1:08 PM

This is HA, so a Palin thread will be at the top…

OmahaConservative on December 27, 2013 at 1:13 PM

I didn’t click on #s 41, 48. and 49.

davidk on December 27, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Best cartoon for the times

Schadenfreude on December 27, 2013 at 1:16 PM

I know it happened late, but Duck Dynasty should be WAY higher on the list.

abobo on December 27, 2013 at 1:04 PM

there were quite a few. Maybe another one will score higher.

davidk on December 27, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Regarding #46, there will be people and businesses who have standing to challenge various parts of Obamacare as it has been recently improvised.

For example, an insurance company that is required to reimburse an “attempted customer” who hasn’t actually paid their premium would have standing to challenge that.

Or an employer who is subjected to a fine under the employer mandate, because their employees were subsidized by the government after purchasing insurance through an exchange where buyers weren’t supposed to be subsidized, would have standing to challenge that.

J.S.K. on December 27, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Resist, do come back. Your fight is very much needed.

Schadenfreude on December 27, 2013 at 1:19 PM

trey gowdy…my hero

cmsinaz on December 27, 2013 at 1:22 PM

OmahaConservative on December 27, 2013 at 1:13 PM

you betcha :)

cmsinaz on December 27, 2013 at 1:23 PM

trey gowdy…my hero

cmsinaz on December 27, 2013 at 1:22 PM

He is awesome…

OmahaConservative on December 27, 2013 at 1:26 PM

Is RWM gone or just taking a break?

22044 on December 27, 2013 at 1:27 PM

22044 on December 27, 2013 at 1:27 PM

No one seems to know…

OmahaConservative on December 27, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Is RWM gone or just taking a break?

22044 on December 27, 2013 at 1:27 PM

RWM has been gone? Still a member in good standing.

Ed Morrissey on December 27, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Ed Morrissey on December 27, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Thanks for confirming. Some have been speculating she may have fallen under the hammer…

OmahaConservative on December 27, 2013 at 1:35 PM

RWM has been gone? Still a member in good standing.

Ed Morrissey on December 27, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Thanks for that, anyway.

I miss her too.
I even started looking at her blog more.
She last updated it December 17.
Hopefully she’s just on vacation.

22044 on December 27, 2013 at 1:36 PM

22044 on December 27, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Can I get a link? Thought I had it bookmarked…

OmahaConservative on December 27, 2013 at 1:40 PM

Best cartoon for the times

Schadenfreude on December 27, 2013 at 1:16 PM

One of the comments:

This cartoon can be interpreted in many ways. I choose this version: A spine, so that the GOP finally will be able to stand up to the TEA-party, kick them out of their ranks and force them to stand on their own, with their own money, own influence, own voters, own ideology and own candidates. No more mixing with the GOP, “you are either with us or you are with the TEA-party”, as a clear message to the GOP voters. This is what i want for Christmas, because it would eliminate these RWNJs within weeks…

Ya can’t fix stupid.

davidk on December 27, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Is RWM gone or just taking a break?

22044 on December 27, 2013 at 1:27 PM

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RWM has been gone? Still a member in good standing.

Ed Morrissey
on December 27, 2013 at 1:33 PM

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I don’t recall her announcing she’d be away for any length of time, but we aren’t her parents or guardians . . . still, it would be nice to know what’s up.

listens2glenn on December 27, 2013 at 1:41 PM

predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com

davidk on December 27, 2013 at 1:42 PM

Can I get a link? Thought I had it bookmarked…

OmahaConservative on December 27, 2013 at 1:40 PM

see davidk’s comment

22044 on December 27, 2013 at 1:44 PM

Can I get a link? Thought I had it bookmarked…

OmahaConservative on December 27, 2013 at 1:40 PM

The first link, up top, from Ed, click on her nom.

Schadenfreude on December 27, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Thank you davidk.

Schadenfreude on December 27, 2013 at 1:50 PM

My favorite thread is the one announcing that Congress had come to its senses and repealed ObysmalCare by a wide margin, even overriding the Stool Specimen’s veto. Maybe I dreamed that, though.

MisterElephant on December 27, 2013 at 1:52 PM

Thank you davidk.

Schadenfreude on December 27, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Yep, thanks dk…

OmahaConservative on December 27, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Lest you forget

Schadenfreude on December 27, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Is RWM gone or just taking a break?

22044 on December 27, 2013 at 1:27 PM

RWM has been gone? Still a member in good standing.

Ed Morrissey on December 27, 2013 at 1:33 PM

It appears that Resist We Much is taking a break. She hasn’t updated her personal blog since December 17th, and hasn’t tweeted from her Twitter account since December 3rd.

ITguy on December 27, 2013 at 2:24 PM

ITguy on December 27, 2013 at 2:24 PM

When was she last active here?

OmahaConservative on December 27, 2013 at 2:27 PM

#46: Trey Gowdy to liberal law prof: If Obama can ignore parts of ObamaCare, could he ignore election laws too? – Another relatively recent entry, from three weeks ago, but a question that gets more and more attention every time Obama arbitrarily refuses to enforce a statute — in a law he demanded and got from a Democratic-controlled Congress with no Republican votes. The upshot here is that the judiciary will have to stop Obama, but that requires the courts to recognize the standing of people suing to stop him. Congress has that in most cases, so it’s going to either fall to Darrell Issa, or the courts will have to liberalize their conception of standing.

Isn’t this at the critical junction, at the heart of things, as to this nation’s course?

If and as a President, Obama, any President, but today, Obama, if and as Obama can ignore laws as he has and continues to do (“willing” or sheer “deciding” using the Office to do whatever without regard for the Constitutional construction of our government to the contrary where the Presidency is concerned), then what relevance does our Constitution even have?

Obama’s embarrassed himself by proving to be either utterly corrupt Constitutionally or utterly stupid in regards such — either way, the country is damned by his actions, informed and dictatorial or stupid and illicit.

And as he/his peers continue to stack the Judiciary with appeasing helpers toward that end — the issue of “standing” being used often to dismiss voter/citizen concerns/complaints about that irreverant behavior by Obama — the infected process of destructing the nation as organized by the Constitution continues, unabated and with increased speed.

I say, this issue as Gowdy has expressed it is among the very critical most important today. The Presidency isn’t, as Obama is using it, his to play with, nor anyone’s. I’m no longer sure today, as a citizen and voter, what the Presidency as Obama has exploited it, means in connection to our Constitution.

If the Judiciary won’t, and the Legislative is being suppressed, even ignored, where are we as a nation today?

Lourdes on December 27, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Is RWM gone or just taking a break?

22044 on December 27, 2013 at 1:27 PM

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RWM has been gone? Still a member in good standing.

Ed Morrissey on December 27, 2013 at 1:33 PM

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I don’t recall her announcing she’d be away for any length of time, but we aren’t her parents or guardians . . . still, it would be nice to know what’s up.

listens2glenn on December 27, 2013 at 1:41 PM

She mentioned a “trip to Afghanistan” at one point.

It may have been (probably was) a joke…but, who knows?

Solaratov on December 27, 2013 at 2:36 PM

y/w

davidk on December 27, 2013 at 2:49 PM

I sure miss the OOTD posts. While understanding why you stopped, it was still fun to look back and vote every month and then year.

Mord on December 27, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Yep. I really miss the 0OTD threads as well. They were great…

OmahaConservative on December 27, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Hard to believe, but apparently I’m still a member in good standing.

Heh. I even LOL saying it.
I should’a been banned a long time ago.

Lanceman on December 27, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Lanceman on December 27, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Glad you’re sill here ‘bud…

OmahaConservative on December 27, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Glad you’re sill here ‘bud…

OmahaConservative on December 27, 2013 at 3:25 PM

I’ve walked a fine line race-baiting our trolls.
And then there was that unpleasantness with Random…

Lanceman on December 27, 2013 at 3:30 PM

I sure miss the OOTD posts. While understanding why you stopped, it was still fun to look back and vote every month and then year.

Mord on December 27, 2013 at 3:07 PM

While the OOTDs died, it would be fun if HA started a new weekly poll for “top story of the week”, or something like that. We need hope in 2014 & beyond.

22044 on December 27, 2013 at 3:32 PM

I sure miss the OOTD posts. While understanding why you stopped, it was still fun to look back and vote every month and then year.

Mord on December 27, 2013 at 3:07 PM

While the OOTDs died, it would be fun if HA started a new weekly poll for “top story of the week”, or something like that. We need hope in 2014 & beyond.

22044 on December 27, 2013 at 3:32 PM

How about an Obamacare-ism of the Day?

catsandbooks on December 27, 2013 at 3:41 PM

How about an Obamacare-ism of the Day?

catsandbooks on December 27, 2013 at 3:41 PM

That could work.
There was enough material after November 1 for a fresh entry on O-No-Care each weekday!

22044 on December 27, 2013 at 3:46 PM

I’ll go with Palin and Fannie/Freddie. So much damage from such innocuous company names.

rob verdi on December 27, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Edward, how about adding the date of the post on each entry? That would give add’l context. (Yes, I know the dates are embedded in the URLs, but I’m too lazy to check those. :-/)

KS Rex on December 27, 2013 at 4:16 PM

OT: A&E caves. Phil’s back in. See Drudge.

TXUS on December 27, 2013 at 5:21 PM

My favorite thread is the one announcing that Congress had come to its senses and repealed ObysmalCare by a wide margin, even overriding the Stool Specimen’s veto. Maybe I dreamed that, though.

MisterElephant on December 27, 2013 at 1:52 PM

Choomie won’t veto it if it gets to that point (I say, “if,” because I think it will be getting struck down in court first…relatedly, another federal court sided against the contraception mandate today.)

Anti-Control on December 27, 2013 at 5:29 PM

OT: A&E caves. Phil’s back in. See Drudge.

TXUS on December 27, 2013 at 5:21 PM

:)

That was pretty much inevitable…

Anti-Control on December 27, 2013 at 5:31 PM

I’ll bet the DD clusterfark will be #1. That’s a fact, Jack. Ocare will be the #1 for the century.

Kissmygrits on December 27, 2013 at 7:53 PM