Rubio: Only one nation can stand up to the wave of totalitarianism

posted at 9:31 pm on March 6, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Over the last few years, the same war-weariness that afflicted the Left almost from the start of the post-9/11 wars has seeped into the conservative movement as well. Calls for less interventionist policies and concerns over issues like domestic surveillance and corrosive deficits has some demanding a lower profile abroad, and perhaps a recasting of American foreign policy toward withdrawal and a demand for more effort from allies. Enter Marco Rubio, who spent his speech reminding CPAC 2014 of why Ronald Reagan called America the “indispensable nation,” helped in no small part by current events:

Noah Rothman at Mediaite reported that Rubio’s speech “fired up the CPAC crowd”:

He pivoted to foreign policy, defining the threats faced by the United States. He said that China is threatening to take parts of the South China Sea which would limit trade and threaten America’s allies, a nuclear North Korea is testing missiles, Venezuela is slaughtering protesters, and Cuba remains an oppressive dictatorship. He added that Iran continues to pursue nuclear weapons and regional hegemony and Russia is attempting to “reconstitute” the former Soviet Union.

“And by the way, what do all these countries have in common?” he asked. “These are totalitarian governments.”

“There is only one nation on earth capable of rallying and bringing together the free people on this planet to stand up to the spread of totalitarianism,” Rubio said. “The United Nations cannot do this. In fact, they cannot do anything.”

“We cannot ignore that the flawed foreign policy of the last few years has brought us to this stage, because we have a president who believed but by the sheer force of his personality he would be able to shape global events,” Rubio asserted. “We do not have the luxury of seeing the world the way we hope it would be. We have to see the world the way it is. And we have to address these issues before they grow unmanageable, and they threaten, not just our freedoms, but our economy.”

“[Ronald] Reagan dealt with the Soviet Union because they had nuclear weapons and he wanted peace, but he never accepted the Soviet Union,” he declared. He said went on to outline how the behavior of the Iranian government should be unacceptable to the American public and regarded as illegitimate.

“If you think high taxes and regulations are bad for our economy, so is global instability and the spread of totalitarianism,” Rubio added. “What we have in America is the exception, not the rule, in human history. Almost everyone who has ever lived on this planet didn’t’ get to choose their leaders, and they didn’t get to choose their life either.”

“Every time I talk about how special America is, some commentator or whoever it may be will roll their eyes and say, ‘Well, that’s just something Americans tell each other to make themselves feel good,’” Rubio said. “You have the right to believe that. I don’t have that option, because I’ve seen it with my own eyes.”

Rubio nails it on foreign policy, and in a way explains why the Obama administration fell into the trap of their own arrogance. Barack Obama campaigned on “hope and change,” and later implied (if not quite stated outright) that he was the change and the hope.  The administration seemed to have bought its own hype. The mere fact of his election was supposed to argue that America had already fundamentally changed, and that all that was needed to get imperial-oriented nations like China and Russia to see the light was a reset button or two.

That’s the “fantasy” world inhabited by the Obama administration, as the Washington Post described it last weekend. Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John Kerry all seem to believe that just talking about change and hope will mean that nations run by power-seeking leaders will suddenly embrace Utopianism, because — as Kerry explicitly said — that’s the right side of history, and the geopolitical manipulations of Russia and China are on “the wrong side of history.” There is absolutely no evidence for that claim, except for their own declarations that it’s so.

Rubio’s speech reminds us that Ronald Reagan didn’t create a fantasy world in his pursuit of individual liberty, nor did he buy into the fantasy of Soviet self-sustainability. He saw the world as it was, and then put in hard work to make the world into what it should be. Obama and Kerry just think they can do so by declaring they’ve done it, and then act shocked, shocked when America’s opponents take advantage of that naivete and prove it wrong.

This is an excellent takedown of the Obama administration, and a clear-eyed vision of the world as it is. We can debate whether we want to be the rallying point for global freedom, but we can’t pretend that the world doesn’t need one, and that there is only one nation who can do it.


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We’ve done it before. But can we do it when our ruling party and President ARE TRYING TO IMPLEMENT TOTALITARIANISM?

To fight totalitarianism in the world we FIRST need to depose Obama!

ConstantineXI on March 6, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Sorry, slightly drunk… OVERTHROW Obama.

ConstantineXI on March 6, 2014 at 9:34 PM

But NO Nation can stand up to a Wave of illegals.

ToddPA on March 6, 2014 at 9:34 PM

No, that’s not American Exceptionalism.

corona79 on March 6, 2014 at 9:35 PM

But NO Nation can stand up to a Wave of illegals.

ToddPA on March 6, 2014 at 9:34 PM

That is what did in the (western) Roman Empire. The closest nation in History that compares to the United States…

ConstantineXI on March 6, 2014 at 9:37 PM

“Where did it come from…?

I don’t know…Obama’s stash……”

We still have a battle……

Electrongod on March 6, 2014 at 9:38 PM

We’ve done it before. But can we do it when our ruling party and President ARE TRYING TO IMPLEMENT TOTALITARIANISM?

To fight totalitarianism in the world we FIRST need to depose Obama!

ConstantineXI on March 6, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Right on, Constantine. We have to make our stand here and now or nothing else matters.

crankyoldlady on March 6, 2014 at 9:38 PM

there is only one nation who can do it.

China!

DarkCurrent

Bmore on March 6, 2014 at 9:38 PM

Rubio: Only one nation can stand up to the wave of totalitarianism…

…and the only way we can stand up to totalitarianism is to give amnesty to a lot of…. border jumpers

annoyinglittletwerp on March 6, 2014 at 9:39 PM

corona79 on March 6, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Whats not?

Bmore on March 6, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Right on, Constantine. We have to make our stand here and now or nothing else matters.

crankyoldlady on March 6, 2014 at 9:38 PM

The main reason I chose this username is obvious… I am a historical romanticist. I love the Roman Empire, and the history of the Byzantines (Eastern Empire) is my favorite subject.

And I believe in Heroic Last Stands when Civilization is up against the Barbarians… Read up on Constantine XI. He was truly exceptional.

ConstantineXI on March 6, 2014 at 9:40 PM

China!

DarkCurrent

Bmore on March 6, 2014 at 9:38 PM

He’s in bed.

Lanceman on March 6, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Constantine XI’s last public speech, delivered to the vastly outnumbered defenders of Constantinople, May 28, 1453:

Gentlemen, illustrious captains of the army, and our most Christian comrades in arms: we now see the hour of battle approaching. I have therefore elected to assemble you here to make it clear that you must stand together with firmer resolution than ever. You have always fought with glory against the enemies of Christ. Now the defence of your fatherland and of the city known the world over, which the infidel and evil Turks have been besieging for two and fifty days, is committed to your lofty spirits.

Be not afraid because its walls have been worn down by the enemy’s battering. For your strength lies in the protection of God and you must show it with your arms quivering and your swords brandished against the enemy. I know that this undisciplined mob will, as is their custom, rush upon you with loud cries and ceaseless volleys of arrows. These will do you no bodily harm, for I see that you are well covered in armour. They will strike the walls, our breastplates and our shiellds. So do not imitate the Romans who, when the Carthaginians went into battle against them, allowed their cavalry to be terrified by the fearsome sight and sound of elephants.

In this battle you must stand firm and have no fear, no thought of flight, but be inspired to resist with ever more herculean strength. Animals may run away from animals. But you are men, men of stout heart, and you will hold at bay these dumb brutes, thrusting your spears and swords into them, so that they will know that they are fighting not against their own kind but against the masters of animals.

You are aware that the impious and infidel enemy has disturbed the peace unjustly. He has violated the oath and treaty that he made with us; he has slaughtered our farmers at harvest time; he has erected a fortress on the Propontis as it were to devour the Christians; he has encircled Galata under a pretence of peace.

Now he threatens to capture the city of Constantine the Great, your fatherland, the place of ready refuge for all Christians, the guardian of all Greeks, and to profane its holy shrines of God by turning them into stables for fits horses. Oh my lords, my brothers, my sons, the everlasting honour of Christians is in your hands.

You men of Genoa, men of courage and famous for your infinite victories, you who have always protected this city, your mother, in many a conflict with the Turks, show now your prowess and your aggressive spirit toward them with manly vigour.

You men of Venice, most valiant heroes, whose swords have many a time made Turkish blood to flow and who in our time have sent so many ships, so many infidel souls to the depths under the command of Loredano, the most excellent captain of our fleet, you who have adorned this city as if it were your own with fine, outstanding men, lift high your spirits now for battle.

You, my comrades in arms, obey the commands of your leaders in the knowledge that this is the day of your glory — a day on which, if you shed but a drop of blood, you will win for yourselves crowns of martyrdom and eternal fame.

ConstantineXI on March 6, 2014 at 9:45 PM

He’s in bed.

Lanceman on March 6, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Fluck this round planet….

Live was so much better when the world was flat…

Electrongod on March 6, 2014 at 9:45 PM

And I believe in Heroic Last Stands when Civilization is up against the Barbarians… Read up on Constantine XI. He was truly exceptional.

ConstantineXI on March 6, 2014 at 9:40 PM

These things are usually called last stands because they lose. But it does require true heroism. Especially when they know they are going to lose as at the Alamo.

crankyoldlady on March 6, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Does Rubio have a secret stash of loot he’s willing to share?

$127 trillion in unfunded liabilities with current out of control spending. Where is all this treasure to confront China going to come from exactly?

sharrukin on March 6, 2014 at 9:47 PM

Fluck this round planet….

Live was so much better when the world was flat…

Electrongod on March 6, 2014 at 9:45 PM

He’s just taking a nap. He keeps odd hours.

Lanceman on March 6, 2014 at 9:47 PM

China

DarkCurrent

Bmore on March 6, 2014 at 9:38 PM

haunting pics of Hong Kong skylines free.

renalin on March 6, 2014 at 9:47 PM

Obama should send in the Seals to blow up that ship the Russians sank to block the Ukraine navy.

Cindy Munford on March 6, 2014 at 9:48 PM

These things are usually called last stands because they lose. But it does require true heroism. Especially when they know they are going to lose as at the Alamo.

crankyoldlady on March 6, 2014 at 9:45 PM

The final defense of Constantinople in May 1453 (and the fall of the Roman Empire) made the Alamo look like a skirmish.

ConstantineXI on March 6, 2014 at 9:48 PM

ConstantineXI on March 6, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Great pep talk.

crankyoldlady on March 6, 2014 at 9:49 PM

haunting pics of Hong Kong skylines free.

renalin on March 6, 2014 at 9:47 PM

Shanghai, actually.

Lanceman on March 6, 2014 at 9:52 PM

About the Last Roman Emperor:

However, it was, of course, ultimately a lost cause. The Ottomans, with their modern artillery of German design, battered down the walls and swamped the tiny band of defenders. Emperor Constantine remained true to form. In the final attack on May 29, 1453 legend has it that he stripped off the symbols of his imperial rank, grabbed his sword and led the last desperate charge into the onrushing enemy horde. The exact nature of his death remains unknown. Some say he was so mutilated in battle that his body was never identified. Others say that his body was found and that his head was cut off and carried back to the Ottoman court as a trophy. In any event, his heroic fall marked the final end of the ancient East Roman Empire, with no wife and no heirs there would be no continuation of the Palaiologos dynasty in his line. Constantinople was taken, eventually becoming the Ottoman capital and true to his word the Sultan turned the Hagia Sophia into a mosque, which it remained until fairly recently when it was converted to a museum. The recovery of Constantinople would become the unobtainable goal for western Christendom (at least the Catholic powers) for centuries to come.

Today the legacy of Constantine XI remains in Eastern Europe. Many Orthodox Christians and Greek Catholics regard him as a saint. His name was invoked in the Greek war for independence and the numerous Balkan conflicts. Also, much like King Arthur in England, Emperor Frederick I in Germany or Genghis Khan in Mongolia, Emperor Constantine XI became the great legendary monarch of history for the Greeks with the same story emerging that an angel had rescued him from death and turned him into marble, preserving him so that when his people most needed him, the Emperor could rise again to lead them to glory. The legend of the “Marble Emperor” is itself a testament to what an impression he made on his people during his short reign and his heroic downfall.

I hate the Turks.

ConstantineXI on March 6, 2014 at 9:54 PM

I just can’t look at Rubio the same way now after his outright betrayal on illegal alien amnesty.

bluegill on March 6, 2014 at 9:57 PM

The final defense of Constantinople in May 1453 (and the fall of the Roman Empire) made the Alamo look like a skirmish.

ConstantineXI on March 6, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Undoubtedly. I just picked that as an example. I can’t argue your subject with you very well since I know so little about it. I know a little about a lot of history. I’ve never focused on anything.

crankyoldlady on March 6, 2014 at 9:57 PM

corona79 on March 6, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Whats not?

Bmore on March 6, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Might be hard of hearing .

Bmore on March 6, 2014 at 9:57 PM

How late is it, this place is already going to hell tonight.

Bishop on March 6, 2014 at 9:58 PM

“If you think high taxes and regulations are bad for our economy, so is global instability and the spread of totalitarianism immigration reform,”

KOOLAID2 on March 6, 2014 at 9:58 PM

I hate the Turks.

ConstantineXI on March 6, 2014 at 9:54 PM

You must be Greek. They really hate Turks with a passion but they aren’t the only ones. Turkey brings it on themselves.

crankyoldlady on March 6, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Hmm. Hagfish is early tonight.

Lanceman on March 6, 2014 at 10:00 PM

I’m not trying to be pessimistict. But it’s to late for all of that.

We have been facing off with progs for 100 years.

You can bet a fight is coming.

Rubio is a fool. He’s hung up on the Cuban history. It goes bsck much farther.

Within ten years,, there will be war.

Our debt will be all it takes.
I’m damned scared. I’m too old for a World War.

wolly4321 on March 6, 2014 at 10:01 PM

“There is only one nation on earth capable of rallying and bringing together the free people on this planet to stand up to the spread of totalitarianism,” Rubio said.

Um…no thanks.

[Ronald] Reagan

Crushed the Iron Curtain but most definitely did not run will nilly in 100 different directions.

GO8 finished him for me . This, mere surplusage.

frank on March 6, 2014 at 10:02 PM

You must be Greek. They really hate Turks with a passion but they aren’t the only ones. Turkey brings it on themselves.

crankyoldlady on March 6, 2014 at 10:00 PM

…the Turks had a ‘little’ problem with Armenians too…if I can recall.

KOOLAID2 on March 6, 2014 at 10:03 PM

The final defense of Constantinople in May 1453 (and the fall of the Roman Empire) made the Alamo look like a skirmish.

ConstantineXI on March 6, 2014 at 9:48 PM

The battle for Malta in 1565 could give it a run.

Bishop on March 6, 2014 at 10:03 PM

Hmm. Hagfish is early tonight.

Lanceman on March 6, 2014 at 10:00 PM

…her period?

KOOLAID2 on March 6, 2014 at 10:03 PM

You must be Greek. They really hate Turks with a passion but they aren’t the only ones. Turkey brings it on themselves.

crankyoldlady on March 6, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Actually I am Irish Catholic. But my mom’s family does have some Greek blood.

And as a student of History I most love the legacy of the Greco-Roman contribution to Western Civilization, the last stand of which was Constantinople.

ConstantineXI on March 6, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Bishop on March 6, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Ha! You want to see HeII have a look here. Trust me, its not going to hurt. Much.

Bmore on March 6, 2014 at 10:04 PM

KOOLAID2 on March 6, 2014 at 10:03 PM

uncalled for.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 6, 2014 at 10:06 PM

I’m more worried about the wave of spineless RINO weasels like Rubio.

faraway on March 6, 2014 at 10:07 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 6, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Antwerp.

Lanceman on March 6, 2014 at 10:07 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 6, 2014 at 10:06 PM

…oh heck!…I was hoping…she was going to chastise me!

KOOLAID2 on March 6, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Only one nation can stand up to the wave of totalitarianism……

yeah, too bad Obama is a totalitarian.

redguy on March 6, 2014 at 10:10 PM

Rubio needs to shut up until he has the courage to stand up against the totalitarian / socialist leader in THIS country! Despite no less than 4 ongoing scandals, dead Americans, targeted / spied upon / punished Americans, record-setting debt and deficit spending, and countless numbers of violations of both Constitution and law Rubio and his fellow Republicans still don’t have the courage, conviction, or honor to adhere to their oaths of office and take action against this rogue President! Group a pair and do something, Rubio…THEN you can talk.

easyt65 on March 6, 2014 at 10:12 PM

war-weariness that afflicted the Left almost from the start of the post-9/11 wars

This was and is Shameful, we should ward against this.

thebrokenrattle on March 6, 2014 at 10:13 PM

The point of a strong and aggressive (“proactive”) foreign policy is NOT to get into more wars, it is to avoid them.

No place on earth has a high crime rate because there are too many cops around. The stuff breaks down where there is no cop around.

Ron Paul loves to point out that America lived and traded freely for over a century without being “the world’s policeman,” but he never mentions WHY we were able to do that. It was because of the Royal Navy and the Pax Britannica. They kept the peace and the trade lanes open.

It has fallen to us as the world’s only true superpower. In the end, we will have fewer problems and fewer wars by being strong and intimidating the bad actors into keeping a low profile than by being weak and apathetic and “letting someone else do it for a change.”

Like it or not, that’s the way it is.

Adjoran on March 6, 2014 at 10:13 PM

Our debt will be all it takes.
I’m damned scared. I’m too old for a World War.

wolly4321 on March 6, 2014 at 10:01 PM

We elders can’t be involved. I’m really more scared for the young people. I look at them and think boy they are going to have a hard time of it.

crankyoldlady on March 6, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Does bluegill ever mix it up? It’s the same thing every single time.

GOPRanknFile on March 6, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Sorry, but I’m beginning to believe that Rubio is a La Raza operative.

NativeTexan on March 6, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Does bluegill ever mix it up? It’s the same thing every single time.

GOPRanknFile on March 6, 2014 at 10:15 PM

It has several socks.

Lanceman on March 6, 2014 at 10:16 PM

the Turks had a ‘little’ problem with Armenians too

One of my neighbors is a Turk. Great guy. Came here with nothing and worked as a waiter. He now owns two restaurants with plans for more. Throws lamb roast all the time and invites everyone.

He and his friends can be whipped into a frenzy if anyone dares bring up Armenia.

frank on March 6, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Rubio has found his issue.

Maybe some good will come of the situation is Ukraine as it did with the Afghanistan invasion in ’79.

That led to Reagan’s election. Not saying Marco is Reagan but he is on to something if we want to put a winning coalition together.

kcewa on March 6, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Sorry, but I’m beginning to believe that Rubio is a La Raza operative.

NativeTexan on March 6, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Agreed, he is too cozy with them and seems to be following right along their lines.

onesheep on March 6, 2014 at 10:19 PM

A strong country doesn’t have to go to war. Other countries only need to know we could if necessary. Then we could get results with diplomacy. As it is now one by one totalitarian countries are realizing we are a weak country and they can get away with anything.

crankyoldlady on March 6, 2014 at 10:20 PM

We elders can’t be involved. I’m really more scared for the young people. I look at them and think boy they are going to have a hard time of it.

crankyoldlady on March 6, 2014 at 10:15 PM

They are going to have a hard time of it with the way the country is going, let alone another world war.

onesheep on March 6, 2014 at 10:20 PM

Lanceman on March 6, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Hi Merm. Watch out. Prepare for a Twerp ambush.

SparkPlug on March 6, 2014 at 10:21 PM

obama has made this country weak on purpose and no country respects or fears us now.

onesheep on March 6, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Hi Merm. Watch out. Prepare for a Twerp ambush.

SparkPlug on March 6, 2014 at 10:21 PM

I’ve seen no evidence of a merm lately. Antwerp may have eaten her…

Lanceman on March 6, 2014 at 10:23 PM

Sorry, but I’m beginning to believe that Rubio is a La Raza operative.
NativeTexan on March 6, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Yep, that or just a lying, ambitious politician with no principles who is all too willing to sell out the people who supported his campaign during the senate primary campaign.

bluegill on March 6, 2014 at 10:24 PM

NativeTexan on March 6, 2014 at 10:15 PM

CPAC is a Tupperware party for beltway Rinos

SparkPlug on March 6, 2014 at 10:24 PM

Where is QOTD?

OmahaConservative on March 6, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Lanceman on March 6, 2014 at 10:23 PM

You must trust your instincts young Skywalker. Twerp ate her last Friday with a toasted bagle and a Yamika.

SparkPlug on March 6, 2014 at 10:25 PM

CPAC is a Tupperware party for beltway Rinos

SparkPlug on March 6, 2014 at 10:24 PM

How dare you sir. Rubio will make a fine President. He’s young and handsome and doesn’t need a teleprompter to give a speech.

Lanceman on March 6, 2014 at 10:25 PM

And as a student of History I most love the legacy of the Greco-Roman contribution to Western Civilization, the last stand of which was Constantinople.

ConstantineXI on March 6, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Putin might disagree with you on that.

kcewa on March 6, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Lanceman on March 6, 2014 at 10:23 PM

No ambush tonight. Too tired. Bed soon.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 6, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Hey ALT, you here?

captnjoe on March 6, 2014 at 10:26 PM

CPAC is a Tupperware party for beltway Rinos

SparkPlug on March 6, 2014 at 10:24 PM

Cruz, Palin, and Lee are beltway RINOs?

GOPRanknFile on March 6, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Where is QOTD?

OmahaConservative on March 6, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Ratso may have eaten that

Lanceman on March 6, 2014 at 10:26 PM

GOPRanknFile on March 6, 2014 at 10:26 PM

No. They went rogue and crashed the Tupperware party for beltway Rinos.

SparkPlug on March 6, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Ratso may have eaten that…

Lanceman on March 6, 2014 at 10:26 PM

He had more asparagus tonight. Steamed in lime juice…

OmahaConservative on March 6, 2014 at 10:28 PM

OT: Issa folded and apologized to Cummings…

d1carter on March 6, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Please tell me that’s a joke.

Lanceman on March 6, 2014 at 10:29 PM

OT: Issa folded and apologized to Cummings…

d1carter on March 6, 2014 at 10:29 PM

crankyoldlady on March 6, 2014 at 10:15 PM

My almost 20 year old has become very pessimistic regarding the nation’s future.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 6, 2014 at 10:30 PM

onesheep on March 6, 2014 at 10:20 PM

I feel sorry for the ones who aren’t being properly prepared. There will still be a road to prosperity but it will be specific & narrow. 99% will not traverse it well.

There will only be rich & poor. No middle class. Clear title to land will be key.

frank on March 6, 2014 at 10:30 PM

captnjoe on March 6, 2014 at 10:26 PM

For a little while longer.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 6, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Where is QOTD?

OmahaConservative on March 6, 2014 at 10:25 PM

…within 10 minutes…get Ratso ready!

KOOLAID2 on March 6, 2014 at 10:32 PM

frank on March 6, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Evenin’, hagfish 2.0

Lanceman on March 6, 2014 at 10:32 PM

He had more asparagus tonight. Steamed in lime juice…

OmahaConservative on March 6, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Thats funny. Ratso is quite a character. Almost like having a pet Twerp.

SparkPlug on March 6, 2014 at 10:32 PM

ALT,

Good! I have been saving this for you, I can’t wait for QOTD, so here you are… one of my favs:

So Fine

captnjoe on March 6, 2014 at 10:32 PM

easyt65 on March 6, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Not only will he not fight the totalitarians, he’s crossed over & is now in league with them.

frank on March 6, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Where is QOTD?

OmahaConservative on March 6, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Here

kcewa on March 6, 2014 at 10:33 PM

This is an excellent takedown of the Obama administration, and a clear-eyed vision of the world as it is.

Maybe, maybe not. I wouldn’t know because I’m not going to bother putting in 19 minutes and 02 seconds listening to a guy who has already LIED to me before.

Murf76 on March 6, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Does bluegill ever mix it up? It’s the same thing every single time.

GOPRanknFile on March 6, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Do tell.

ToddPA on March 6, 2014 at 10:34 PM

America is soon going to be doling out more tax money on welfare programs than it collects in taxes, the country will soon be 20 Trillion in debt, the left runs academic and media, your kids are being taught that capitalism is evil and Al Gore is a prophet, all the while social cons are hung up on god, guns and gays.

Canada is quite a bit more fiscally conservative than America and has greater economic freedom with generally lower taxes, and no radical EPA, NSA, nor IRS that targets conservatives or bank bailouts. That crap wouldn’t fly in Canada. Hell, Canada builds a pipeline and nobody in Canada protests it. And the salient point of mentioning all this is that in Canada, nobody cares abort abortion, gays or even guns. The country never did. So yes, you can have a fiscally conservative society and also be socially liberal. It is the only system that actually works, in fact. Everything else is Big Government.

Remember

Taxed
Enough
Already

It is a simple message. Don’t screw it up.

HugoDrax on March 6, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Please tell me that’s a joke.

Lanceman on March 6, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Right Scoop has it…btw, how did you know what I was going to post..?

d1carter on March 6, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Maybe, maybe not. I wouldn’t know because I’m not going to bother putting in 19 minutes and 02 seconds listening to a guy who has already LIED to me before.

Murf76 on March 6, 2014 at 10:34 PM

POW!! That’s gotta hurt, Marco!

captnjoe on March 6, 2014 at 10:36 PM

…LIED to me before.

And, if given the opportunity, will lie over, and over, and over again. I’m surprised Reagan didn’t smite him right where he stood.

frank on March 6, 2014 at 10:36 PM

Taking Ratso out for a smoke. Raccoons & Possums are out tonight…

OmahaConservative on March 6, 2014 at 10:36 PM

captnjoe on March 6, 2014 at 10:32 PM
Awww.
I’m a mutt. People used to joke that I looked like an every-mans Molly Ringwald.
Total mutt. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on March 6, 2014 at 10:37 PM

Right Scoop has it…btw, how did you know what I was going to post..?

d1carter on March 6, 2014 at 10:35 PM

I’ve been practicing astral projection. Last night, my ‘first’ comment beat the time Allah posted QOTD by 1 minute.

Lanceman on March 6, 2014 at 10:37 PM

This is an excellent takedown of the Obama administration, and a clear-eyed vision of the world as it is.

Yeah, how bout that….you know who else did that today??
Mitch..Christie….shall we go on?

ToddPA on March 6, 2014 at 10:37 PM

Hubio no bueno.

Murphy9 on March 6, 2014 at 10:38 PM

I’ve been practicing astral projection. Last night, my ‘first’ comment beat the time Allah posted QOTD by 1 minute.

Lanceman on March 6, 2014 at 10:37 PM

LOL…I bow to your omnipotence…

d1carter on March 6, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Let me tell you pikers why there is no QOTD.

Ham got BOTY. That’s blogger of the year. AP is sulking.

/could be true.

SparkPlug on March 6, 2014 at 10:39 PM

HugoDrax on March 6, 2014 at 10:34 PM

I understand your message, but don’t go overboard. Canada is also home to ridiculous PC speech laws, big time gun control, and plenty of regulation. It’s no nirvana, if it was, then explain to me why so many damn canucks are invading Florida.

captnjoe on March 6, 2014 at 10:40 PM

This is an excellent takedown of the Obama administration, and a clear-eyed vision of the world as it is. We can debate whether we want to be the rallying point for global freedom, but we can’t pretend that the world doesn’t need one, and that there is only one nation who can do it.

– Did you mean to say that we can’t pretend that the world doesn’t need one, we can’t pretend that there is only one nation who can do it? Bad edit? :)

I sort of agree more with the mistake, though. I don’t know if the world needs a beacon; I suspect it does. And we’ll be that beacon as long as our light is on and the others are off. I just think the only thing special about our beacon is that we have one and we turned it on. –It would help everyone if it would stop flickering. And there’s still no excuse for everyone else not being bothered to turn theirs on.

Axe on March 6, 2014 at 10:40 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 6, 2014 at 10:37 PM

Well, your just humble, and So Fine!

captnjoe on March 6, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Sorry, but I’m beginning to believe that Rubio is a La Raza operative.
NativeTexan on March 6, 2014 at 10:15 PM
Yep, that or just a lying, ambitious politician with no principles who is all too willing to sell out the people who supported his campaign during the senate primary campaign.
bluegill on March 6, 2014 at 10:24 PM

Actually he’s both.

frank on March 6, 2014 at 10:43 PM

He had more asparagus tonight. Steamed in lime juice…

OmahaConservative on March 6, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Winston killed a cardinal. I explained to him that I don’t like that.

crankyoldlady on March 6, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Winston killed a cardinal. I explained to him that I don’t like that.

crankyoldlady on March 6, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Lucy loves to watch the cardinals at the feeder.

Lanceman on March 6, 2014 at 10:44 PM

canucks are invading Florida.

captnjoe on March 6, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Because it’s cold there?

crankyoldlady on March 6, 2014 at 10:44 PM

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