Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on February 2, 2014 by Allahpundit

Well, it does seem that the tectonic plates have shifted. Arguably, this is the best possible time to make a deal. Here is why:..

5. As more 2016 contenders demonstrate support for immigration reform (the exception being Sen. Ted Cruz), it will become clear that in all likelihood a pro-immigration Republican nominee will be leading the party in a couple years. That gives rhetorical and political support to timid Republicans…

8. Unlike Obamacare, immigration reform really is popular. When GOP pols look at the numbers, the fear of being run out of town on a rail for voting for immigration reform should diminish…

10. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). Yes, the most effective conservative policy wonk is obviously in the driver’s seat. If anyone can lead the House to pass a bill, he can.

***

“It is a good beginning,” Rep. Luis Gutierrez, an Illinois Democrat who has spearheaded immigration negotiations in the House, told reporters on a Friday afternoon conference call. “I am so delighted.”…

“Is it heartening? Yes, it is,” says Jose Antonio Vargas, a undocumented immigrant and former journalist who founded the advocacy group Define American. “But it also leaves a whole lot to be desired.”…

The “majority view” among House Republicans, says Florida GOP Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, is that Republicans should tackle the immigration issue, though he acknowledged the faction that opposes doing so and another that remains leery of the political risk involved. “But there is a great distrust on behalf of the Republicans in the House toward this Administration,” says Diaz-Balart, who supports reform. The upshot is Republicans will insist on “airtight” language, Diaz-Balart said, to force President Barack Obama to enforce the law. The goal, immigration-reform advocates believe, is to block Obama from easing the flow of deportations—the single most pressing concern for immigration-reform advocates.

For Latinos, there is a bitter irony to the conservative mantra that Obama can’t be trusted to carry out immigration law. They argue Obama has been draconian, not lenient. The numbers bear this out: The Obama administration has deported nearly two million undocumented immigrants—the highest rate of any presidency, and more than George Washington through Bill Clinton combined. “The number one priority of Latinos is to stop the deportations,” says Roberto Lovato, co-founder of the Latino advocacy group Presente.org. “It’s a first and fundamental step. The immigration system is broken because it destroys immigrant families.”

***

Getting the details right will be a make-or-break exercise. If Republicans insist on holding legal status for illegal immigrants hostage to unachievable enforcement or border security goals, the deal will (and should) die. The plain fact is that enforcement, in the form of dragnet deportations and border security, as measured by boots on the ground and illegal crossings, have never been tighter. Americans will recognize the distinction between reasonable new safeguards and GOP pretexts that block long-term solutions.

Some Democrats and immigrants’ rights groups will not easily give way on pressing for some eventual pathway to citizenship. They are right that it is anathema to American values to create what would amount to a second-class caste — unable to vote, serve on juries or enjoy the full range of privileges of citizenship. And some Republicans will still scream “amnesty!” at any new legal regime that stops short of deporting millions of undocumented workers and their families, whatever the economic and humanitarian consequences.

***

But it’s not at all clear that passing an immigration bill will suddenly lead immigrant voters and their children to flock to the GOP, not least because it is all but guaranteed that Democrats will attack the GOP for not going far enough. If Republicans offer unauthorized immigrants legal status without citizenship, Democrats will accuse them of creating millions of second-class non-citizens. And if, as seems likely, Boehner’s immigration push will lead to a substantial increase in less-skilled immigration, it will divide the right, and for good reason.

If Republicans want to build trust with voters — foreign-born and otherwise — they ought to instead pass a serious jobs bill. In his State of the Union address, President Obama made it clear that he will use raising the federal minimum wage as a wedge issue to put GOP lawmakers on the back foot, and there is at least some reason to believe that he will succeed. A Gallup survey from late last year found that 58 percent of Republicans favored a substantial minimum wage hike, a fact that has greatly complicated conservative efforts to beat back a policy they fear will dampen future job growth. The perfect populist issue has fallen into the president’s lap, and a GOP immigration reform push will do nothing to dull its effectiveness.

***

But it’s also hard for G.O.P. elites to let go of the idea that there’s a simple, one-fell-swoop solution to their electoral difficulties. The entire post-2012 immigration reform push was born out of this hope — that a single policy shift could deliver the Hispanic vote, save the party from its demographic crisis, and (perhaps most important) make other reforms and innovations unnecessary.

This conceit was always a fond delusion, not least because most Hispanics are not single-issue voters, and their leftward tilt has always been related to broader socioeconomic concerns. So with them, as with most Americans, the problem for Republicans in 2008 and 2012 was much bigger than the immigration issue: it was a platform designed for the challenges of 1980, and rhetoric that seemed to write off half the country as layabouts and moochers. And any solution for the party, in 2016 and beyond, would have to offer much more than the same old Reagan-era script with an amnesty stapled at the bottom.

Fortunately for the Republican future, we’re finally beginning to see the right’s politicians reckon with this reality, and throw themselves into the real work of reform. Indeed, this is happening more quickly than I once expected: in just the last week alone, recent Republican forays on tax reform, poverty and prisons have been joined by a plausible health care alternative and baby steps toward a proposal to help the long-term uninsured.

But that, too, is part of what makes the leadership’s immigration fixation so perverse. For the first time since the Bush presidency, high-profile Republicans are showing an interest in policy ideas that are fresh, politically savvy and well suited to the current economic malaise. Which makes it exactly the wrong time for the party to throw itself into a furious debate over an idea that is none of the above.

***

MAJOR GARRETT: The principles enumerate a legal status for the 11 to 12 million illegal immigrants here in this country now. What do you mean by that and does that, by definition, mean no citizenship for them ever?

ERIC CANTOR: Major, let me tell you something. I mean, there’s a lot of focus on the immigration issue, but you know in reality, we not only want to help the situation there, a lot of the discussion that we had with our members at the retreat was that we want to help the problems right now job growth and the lack of the job growth. We know that 75 percent of Americans are living from paycheck to paycheck. We’ve come up with some real solutions to help America work for those people too. And so I believe that you’re going to see us, in Congress, not only continue this discussion on immigration, but we want to try to get to the heart of the issues that are affecting most Americans.

***

Via the Corner.

***

Some members of the Republican party, Bobby Jindal said this morning, believe the party should hold off on immigration reform and focus on President Obama’s low approval rating and the Affordable Care Act’s troubles to carry them through the 2014 elections. That doesn’t include the Louisiana governor, who said that he believes in a “high wall and wide gates” approach to immigration policy, with border security and enforcement coming before amnesty for people in the U.S. illegally today — but he believes the GOP should support passing a package of reforms before 2014, just with requirements for border-state governors to verify that the border is secure before the legalization process is complete.


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Ellen Degenerate could have guest Moochelle at the Oscars to see who could act and dress most masculine.

viking01 on February 2, 2014 at 10:28 PM

They’d make a perfect couple. Butch & Butcher…

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 10:31 PM

One of my friends(Real world friend) put a link to a porno video on my FB page this AM. I thought that her account had been hacked. It hadn’t been. Her boyfriend put her up to it.
I am NOT happy w/ her at the moment.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 10:33 PM

This one must be a wedgehead Meezer…

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 10:33 PM

They’d make a perfect couple. Butch & Butcher…

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 10:31 PM

“Hey Mooch, I’ll give you an olive drab scarf if you get a crew cut.”

“If you want one of my taxpayer lobsters Ellen… you’ll have to arm wrestle for it….”

viking01 on February 2, 2014 at 10:34 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 10:33 PM

I’d be pissed too. I’m sure you could find your own porno if you wanted to watch it…

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 10:35 PM

You lead off by quoting Jennifer Rubin, one of the most dishonest, ugliest b!tches in Washington. Congratulations Allah, you’ve hit a new low water mark.

bw222 on February 2, 2014 at 10:35 PM

This one must be a wedgehead Meezer…

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Yeppers.

Only wedgeheads are eligible to compete in cat shows.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 10:36 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Ya’ know, if you are gonna’ brag, you could have shared.

cozmo on February 2, 2014 at 10:36 PM

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 10:35 PM

She’s a Lutheran too.
*LCR*

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 10:37 PM

my friend just told me she found this on twitter and now I have it on Twitchy.

Reports: Explosion in midtown Manhattan

Kellie Norton @KellieNorton
Follow
We’re on 43rd and 11th and heard huge explosion! Anyone know what it’s about? Definitely NOT fireworks!! #nyc #explosion

CoffeeLover on February 2, 2014 at 10:37 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 10:37 PM

Wow, well we Lutherans are sinners too…

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 10:38 PM

phew false alarm….Appears to have happened about 2pm EST:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/01/06/new-york-transformer-explosion/4343575/

CoffeeLover on February 2, 2014 at 10:38 PM

cozmo on February 2, 2014 at 10:36 PM

I’m not a fan of porn-and I’m FB friends with TWO priests and a minister. I don’t need crap like that on my wall!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 10:39 PM

CoffeeLover on February 2, 2014 at 10:37 PM

Uh Oh, Super Bowl violence?

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 10:39 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 10:39 PM

So, does this mean you won’t share?

cozmo on February 2, 2014 at 10:41 PM

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 10:39 PM

if it happened so much earlier today why would they wait until people are leaving Meadowlands NJ enroute to NYC to twitter that!! ugh

CoffeeLover on February 2, 2014 at 10:42 PM

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 10:38 PM
She’s normally pretty cool. Her denomination’s a little weird. The LCR were once members of LCMS but they split because they considered the LCMS to be too liberal. The LCR also is not especially fond of Jews.
She’s an uber-Zionist, but her parents(and I think her sister as well) don’t like Jews/are pro Pali.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Alt, I’d be angry too.

CoffeeLover on February 2, 2014 at 10:42 PM

So, does this mean you won’t share?

cozmo on February 2, 2014 at 10:41 PM

It appeared to be a 3 some. Go find it on youtube. *glares*

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 10:43 PM

*glares*

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Quit glaring!

Lanceman on February 2, 2014 at 10:44 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Yeah, I know Lutheran Churches of the Reformation. They are a dying out micro-synod…

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 10:45 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Does youtube show that? You know all the good stuff.

cozmo on February 2, 2014 at 10:45 PM

LOL. Is this from a top ten list of stupidity or prevarication? It’s such a bunch of stupid lies I can’t tell.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 2, 2014 at 8:19 PM

The quote if from Jennifer Rubin, a deceitful, lying two-faced fake Republican. She blogs for the Washington Post and makes AP seem as conservative as Sarah Palin.

bw222 on February 2, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Quit glaring!

Lanceman on February 2, 2014 at 10:44 PM

*sneers*

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Wow, well we Lutherans are sinners too…

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 10:38 PM

OmahaConservative: Lol,..us Anglicans too,….keep it on the down low:)

canopfor on February 2, 2014 at 10:49 PM

8. Unlike Obamacare, immigration reform really is popular.

LOL, yeah right. It’s a ~3% issue?? Really ‘popular’.

Midas on February 2, 2014 at 10:51 PM

canopfor on February 2, 2014 at 10:49 PM

I thought you were canopforian!

Lanceman on February 2, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Lol,..us Anglicans too,….keep it on the down low:)

canopfor on February 2, 2014 at 10:49 PM

LOLZ!

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Manhattan, New York, NY, US
3m
Photo: After an explosion in Manhattan, it appears 3 manhole covers have been clearly blown away – @cyclingdacity

https://twitter.com/cyclingdacity/status/430183070269181953/photo/1/large

canopfor on February 2, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Watched the Amnesty Ken video. I was saying the exact same words a year ago (along with you all, and about 5 million other conservatives), but the funny thing is … now that he has come around from a full-blown amnesty-first shill to our position? I still don’t believe a word he says.

That’s the problem with liars. They’re always lying.

Jaibones on February 2, 2014 at 10:53 PM

6. The flip from citizenship to legalization allows right-wingers to get on board.

Jennifer Rubin is a scumhag who lived in Romney’s azz. She learned nothing from insulting serious citizens.

7. House leadership is stronger than at any time since 2010, and they are behind immigration reform.

If one couldn’t laugh at her one would send her tranquilizers and anti-delusion meds.

8. Unlike Obamacare, immigration reform really is popular. When GOP pols look at the numbers, the fear of being run out of town on a rail for voting for immigration reform should diminish.

Is she intentionally obtuse? It’s #16 on the list for the “folks”, er the people, for us rubes.

Can the cow not read?

9. The Chamber of Commerce, the high-tech industry and others are engaged, and they too can run ads and lend support to Republicans in 2014 who take a pro-reform stance.

Go to Hell, all amnesty shills and traitors.

10. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). Yes, the most effective conservative policy wonk is obviously in the driver’s seat. If anyone can lead the House to pass a bill, he can.

Sure, harlot…congratulations president Romney :)

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Jennifer Rubin is a scumhag who lived in Romney’s azz. She learned nothing from insulting serious citizens.

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Whoa. Take the name out of the beginning and it sounds like someone else!

Lanceman on February 2, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Lanceman on February 2, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Sounds a bit fishy, to me.

OldEnglish on February 2, 2014 at 10:57 PM

The RINO scumhag

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2014 at 10:55 PM

; )

Bmore on February 2, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Sounds a bit fishy, to me.

OldEnglish on February 2, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Don’t be so blue.

Lanceman on February 2, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Jennifer Rubin writes the Right Turn blog for The Post, offering reported opinion from a conservative perspective. She covers a range of domestic and foreign policy issues and provides insight into the conservative movement and the Republican Party.

She and Kathleen Parker are equally delusional and dumber than rocks.

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2014 at 10:59 PM

S/b in quotes

Jennifer Rubin writes the Right Turn blog for The Post, offering reported opinion from a conservative perspective. She covers a range of domestic and foreign policy issues and provides insight into the conservative movement and the Republican Party.

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2014 at 11:00 PM

The RINO scumhag

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2014 at 10:58 PM

RINO’s are worse than ‘rats…

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 11:01 PM

The upshot is Republicans will insist on “airtight” language, Diaz-Balart said, to force President Barack Obama to enforce the law.

Laugh of the day

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2014 at 11:02 PM

RINO’s are worse than ‘rats…

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Manyfold

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Only wedgeheads are eligible to compete in cat shows.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 10:36 PM

No. The Maine Supreme Court decided that any child who considers him/herself to be a wedgehead meezer cannot be denied entry to competitive cat shows.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 2, 2014 at 11:04 PM

The immigration system is broken

True

because it destroys immigrant families

They are NOT “immigrants”.

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2014 at 11:04 PM

the most effective conservative policy wonk

This is how WaPo skanks like Rubin talk. The words mean nothing, but they apparently make her feel smart. If Amnesty Ken is “the most effective conservative policy wonk”, we are all in big trouble. This two bit shoe salesman is taking all of his latest cues from us, and trying to modify his idiotic amnesty fantasy.

Congratulations, kids … we are all “policy wonks” now.

Jaibones on February 2, 2014 at 11:04 PM

canopfor on February 2, 2014 at 10:49 PM

I thought you were canopforian!

Lanceman on February 2, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Lanceman: NSA is going to think, its a new Cult, that Cult ivate the news,
haha:)

canopfor on February 2, 2014 at 11:04 PM

:D

Lanceman on February 2, 2014 at 11:05 PM

33s
Photo: Seahawk fans celebrate after the Super Bowl win, on Pike Street in Seattle – @elijsanders

https://twitter.com/elijsanders/status/430188343712694272/photo/1/large

canopfor on February 2, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Today’s game – how the Ds/RINOs s/b trounced in Nov., in a sane America, alas.

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2014 at 11:07 PM

No. The Maine Supreme Court decided that any child who considers him/herself to be a wedgehead meezer cannot be denied entry to competitive cat shows.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 2, 2014 at 11:04 PM

OK, I just about pissed myself laughing over that…

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 11:08 PM

The upshot is Republicans will insist on “airtight” language, Diaz-Balart said, to force President Barack Obama to enforce the law.

Laugh of the day

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2014 at 11:02 PM

…than why am I spitting, frothing…and foaming at the mouth?

KOOLAID2 on February 2, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Is Scrumpy around?

SparkPlug on February 2, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Immigration Math,..English Style:

Tyler Durden ‏@mustard_seeds 6m

Watch @HollieMcNish do the math on who we should blame for #immigration problems. (via @Upworthy) – This… http://tmblr.co/Zptrnu16Gy8vR
Expand
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Next Time Someone Tells You That Immigrants Are Destroying Our Country, Show Them This

This nice British lady is kind enough to do the math on what’s wrong with our thinking on immigration so you don’t have to. She curses a little, but only because she’s quoting a faulty argument.
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http://www.upworthy.com/next-time-someone-tells-you-that-immigrants-are-destroying-our-country-show-them-this

canopfor on February 2, 2014 at 11:13 PM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 2, 2014 at 11:04 PM

ROTFL!

Speaking of which-one of my husband’s cousins is a left-libertarian. I unfriended him after the election of Nov ’12. He had a friend who was doing the whole drag thing-don’t know if he was post-op or not-and I refused to refer to said friend as a ‘she’.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Is Scrumpy around?

SparkPlug on February 2, 2014 at 11:11 PM

No, she quit HA a few days back…

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Results for #immigration
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https://twitter.com/search?q=%23immigration&src=hash

canopfor on February 2, 2014 at 11:14 PM

…than why am I spitting, frothing…and foaming at the mouth?

KOOLAID2 on February 2, 2014 at 11:10 PM

It’s cool that you are. I was just laughing at the scumhag Jennifer Rubin, who told us that Mitt would win, and that we’re all rubes and etc, … for thinking that we’d believe a single word from obama. He is a bigger liar than any others in all of history. Have not seen the O’Reilly interview but apparently he lied every time he spoke. I assume that O’Reilly treated him with silky gloves too.

The foolish Rs never learn.

Is Scrumpy around?

SparkPlug on February 2, 2014 at 11:11 PM

The MG said she’s taking a break from HA.

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2014 at 11:16 PM

canopfor on February 2, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Wow, she really wore me out…

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 11:17 PM

No, she quit HA a few days back…

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 11:13 PM

J. typed the other night that it’s temporary.

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Two Political War Fronts on the go,..ImmigrationVoterDriveGoons
and, Keystone OilPiperGoons!!

LeanForWard Rus Action Sumpin Sumpins:

FWD.us ‏@FWD_us Feb 1

Commit to take action for #immigration reform on Monday! Add your voice today: http://bit.ly/1bNQC5S #timeisnow pic.twitter.com/OrgCIlTOSL
====================================================================

Join our Day of Action to Pass Reform

Republicans in the House just released their draft principles on immigration reform. This is another important step toward fixing our broken immigration system.

Sign up below to commit to take action on Monday as part of our Day of Action.

http://www.fwd.us/commit_principles?utm_campaign=house_principles&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_term=020114_commit&recruiter_id=123359

canopfor on February 2, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Ok thanks Schad and OC. I’ll be patient and let her decide when to visit us.

SparkPlug on February 2, 2014 at 11:18 PM

I refused to refer to said friend as a ‘she’.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 2, 2014 at 11:13 PM

“Cousin It should do nicely….”

viking01 on February 2, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Quotation marks in the wrong place and strikeout instead of quote.

I need a weekend off from my weekend…..

viking01 on February 2, 2014 at 11:19 PM

What was the final score?

Lanceman on February 2, 2014 at 11:21 PM

canopfor on February 2, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Wow, she really wore me out…

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 11:17 PM

OmahaConservative: True that,..but she did make sense:0

canopfor on February 2, 2014 at 11:21 PM

: True that,..but she did make sense:0

canopfor on February 2, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Yep. That she did…

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 11:22 PM

What was the final score?

Lanceman on February 2, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Lanceman:)
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Super Bowl XLVIII
1h
Seattle Seahawks crush Denver Broncos 43-8 to win Super Bowl XLVIII – @FoxSports
read more on foxsports.com

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/super-bowl-xlviii/
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https://twitter.com/Seahawks

canopfor on February 2, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Yep. That she did…

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 11:22 PM

OmahaConservative:)

canopfor on February 2, 2014 at 11:24 PM

J. typed the other night that it’s temporary.

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2014 at 11:17 PM

She made it sound permanent in the Gulch. Glad it isn’t so…

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 11:25 PM

canopfor on February 2, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Can anybody tell me the final score? :P

Lanceman on February 2, 2014 at 11:25 PM

KA2, here he is, in all his glory.

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Idea??

Start,….Operation Immigration Saturation:

Buses jam packed from Southern Border,with Illegals,
then enroute them to every city in every State.

Dump them off,..at every Governmental Welfare areas!

Then,..after Chaos and Confusion,…Police/Mayor/
Social Services can deal with the aftermath of the
ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION INVASION!!

Sit back,..and watch all the B*tchin and what-to-dos
of the situation, and allow ALL STATES to feel the PAIN,
and again, sit back and see what happens!!
(snark)

canopfor on February 2, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Lance

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2014 at 11:32 PM

InComing:

Fans pour into the streets for rowdy Super Bowl celebrations, police wearing riot gear – @seattletimes
see original on twitter.com
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https://twitter.com/seattletimes

canopfor on February 2, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Lance

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Oh. 43-8. I thought Denver didn’t score.

Lanceman on February 2, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on February 2, 2014 at 11:37 PM

Alls I can say is Jacksonville better be there next year.

Lanceman on February 2, 2014 at 11:37 PM

This is superb, on topic. Please make it go around.

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2014 at 11:37 PM

… here he is, in all his glory.

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2014 at 11:31 PM

…and the reason I have froth and spittle and foam at the mouth…because the politburo press…LET’S HIM GET AWAY WITH IT!…as do the supposed opposition in our hallowed halls!

KOOLAID2 on February 2, 2014 at 11:37 PM

The Seattle Times ‏@seattletimes 42s

Check out our drive chart from the Seahawks’ 43-8 domination of the Broncos in #SB48: pic.twitter.com/2Avq8nhOcS
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https://twitter.com/seattletimes/status/430198000749535233/photo/1/large

The Cars – Drive (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuZA6qiJVfU

canopfor on February 2, 2014 at 11:39 PM

as do the supposed opposition in our hallowed halls!

KOOLAID2 on February 2, 2014 at 11:37 PM

Boehner prohibits looking into Benghazi and so much more…

Why I hate the Rs more than the Utopian fascist D thugs. They enable the latter in the destruction of the land, the constitution and the laws. Soon “third world” will be a compliment if they are not stopped.

Shhh, Dire is here :)

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on February 2, 2014 at 11:37 PM

Good eeeevening

Lanceman on February 2, 2014 at 11:42 PM

…and the reason I have froth and spittle and foam at the mouth…because the politburo press…LET’S HIM GET AWAY WITH IT!…as do the supposed opposition in our hallowed halls!

KOOLAID2 on February 2, 2014 at 11:37 PM

KOOLAID2:0
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Michael Hernández ‏@HernandezMA5 8m

Former Speaker Hastert Calls for #Immigration Overhaul – Washington Wire – WSJ http://on.wsj.com/1aJU9HY via @WSJ
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8:23 am
Jan 30, 2014
Immigration
Former Speaker Hastert Calls for Immigration Overhaul
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Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has a message for his former colleagues: Pass an immigration overhaul.

In an interview, he said there are two imperatives: secure the border and give legal status to the estimated 11.5 million people living in the U.S. illegally.

“We need to give these people legal status,” the Illinois Republican said. “They live here. They work here. They raise families here. We need to recognize that they’re here.”

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/01/30/former-speaker-hastert-calls-for-immigration-overhaul/

canopfor on February 2, 2014 at 11:44 PM

OMAHA, OMAHA!!!

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 11:45 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on February 2, 2014 at 11:37 PM

Dire Straits: Right back at cha,..Evening Dire:)

canopfor on February 2, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Who pays the price for this deceit? In many cases, American families. Although health care enrollment is actually going pretty well at this point, thousands and maybe millions of Americans have failed to sign up for coverage because they believe the false horror stories they keep hearing.

Krugman is off his meds, again.

But conservative politicians aren’t just deceiving their constituents; they’re also deceiving themselves. Right now, Republican political strategy seems to be to stall on every issue, and reap the rewards from Obamacare’s inevitable collapse. Well, Obamacare isn’t collapsing — it’s recovering pretty well from a terrible start. And by the time that reality sinks in on the right, health reform will be irreversible.

The stupid Rs will make this so.

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Man, this thing is moving like mud tonight.

Guess I’d better find a job.

Lanceman on February 2, 2014 at 11:48 PM

You nativist rubes, you.

House Speaker John Boehner wants his chamber to pass immigration reform. Any compromise that is acceptable to Hispanic and Asian-American groups draws fire from the party’s sizable nativist bloc and political consultants who don’t want to divert attention from their campaign against health-care reform. The speaker’s task is enormously complicated, the prospects uphill.

Wackobirds, unite

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2014 at 11:49 PM

The Super Bowl open thread is still alive Lance. Probably part of the reason…

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 11:50 PM

In an interview, he said there are two imperatives: secure the border and give legal status to the estimated 11.5 million people living in the U.S. illegally.

“We need to give these people legal status,” the Illinois Republican said. “They live here. They work here. They raise families here. We need to recognize that they’re here.”

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/01/30/former-speaker-hastert-calls-for-immigration-overhaul/

canopfor on February 2, 2014 at 11:44 PM

…I would like to puke in his face…for a newscast!

KOOLAID2 on February 2, 2014 at 11:51 PM

This is superb, on topic. Please make it go around.

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2014 at 11:37 PM

Schadenfreude:Awesome,..to the point,..thank-you:)

canopfor on February 2, 2014 at 11:51 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on February 2, 2014 at 11:37 PM

Good evening, Mr. Straits.

predator on February 2, 2014 at 11:51 PM

And Hastert the Invisible probably still wonders why he got the boot as Speaker?

viking01 on February 2, 2014 at 11:52 PM

Guess I’d better find a job.

Lanceman on February 2, 2014 at 11:48 PM

This “job” thing you speak of, is that a three-letter or a four-letter word?

predator on February 2, 2014 at 11:52 PM

You’re welcome, Canada.

Keep posting it, on similar threads.

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Oh. 43-8. I thought Denver didn’t score.

Lanceman on February 2, 2014 at 11:35 PM

I’m still shocked..I am just glad I was smart enough to keep my pocketbook from being shocked..:)

Dire Straits on February 2, 2014 at 11:55 PM

Wackobirds, unite

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2014 at 11:49 PM

Schadenfreude:Jus lovely:)

That take-no-risks approach is unraveling. Congressional Republicans are offering proposals on major matters, and the party’s right wing — whose members Senator John McCain called “wacko birds” — is omnipresent in Washington and across the U.S.

Omnipresence – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omnipresence‎
Omnipresence or ubiquity is the property of being present everywhere. This characteristic is most commonly used in a religious context, as most doctrines …

canopfor on February 2, 2014 at 11:55 PM

canopfor on February 2, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on February 2, 2014 at 11:55 PM

This “job” thing you speak of, is that a three-letter or a four-letter word?

predator on February 2, 2014 at 11:52 PM

It’s quickly becoming a 4 letter word.

Lanceman on February 2, 2014 at 11:56 PM

The Super Bowl open thread is still alive Lance. Probably part of the reason…

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Didn’t watch one second of it.

Lanceman on February 2, 2014 at 11:59 PM

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Good evening..:)

PS..This song sums up the immigration argument for everyone..:)

Dire Straits on February 3, 2014 at 12:00 AM

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