Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on March 11, 2014 by Allahpundit

Let’s be honest, there’s a lot of space between McCain and Paul, and I think we would probably agree that when it comes to style, temperament, etc., Cruz is a lot closer to Paul than he is to McCain (remember the whole “wacko birds” thing?) During his CPAC speech, for example, Cruz praised Ronald Reagan and Ron Paul for being the two candidates who attracted young supporters. (His mention of McCain was less positive. “Of course, all of us remember President Dole, President McCain, President Romney,” he said.)

So basically, the Cruz strategy is to get close to Paul, while still staying toward the middle of the field. If you care about small government, both guys are good. Want to take on Obama? Check. Don’t like drone strikes, want to close the IRS, hate ObamaCare? Check. Check. Check.

But Cruz is making a bet that Paul’s more libertarian positions on issues like non-interventionism aren’t a mainstream opinion. So he will set up shop just on the other side of Paul. Anyone who says, “I really like Paul’s position, but I think we need to stand up to Russia,” now has a home. Or the guy who says, “I hate drones, but I don’t want Iran to go nuclear,” has a candidate.

***

Paul’s touchiness is more interesting than his argument. Noting that Reagan sometimes did dovish things does not weaken Cruz’s (obviously correct) contention that Reagan was more hawkish than Paul is. While Russia was planning to move into Crimea, Paul was warning that U.S. officials should not “tweak Russia all the time” and should instead “be respectful.” Other Republicans have not said anything similar, and it is difficult to imagine Reagan — who believed it was important to call out the Kremlin — saying it either.

So why doesn’t Paul just say that circumstances have changed since the 1980s and our policies should change, too? Why does he protest when someone points out the obvious?

I suspect Paul’s problem is simple: For all the talk of rising Republican isolationism, he knows full well that he is an outlier in his party. That’s why Cruz’s mild words of differentiation have such sting.

***

His best chance of making headway in a presidential race is to leverage the trust conservatives have for him on domestic issues to make his foreign policy views easier for conservatives to accept. If it’s him debating foreign policy with the likes of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie or other figures favored by the party’s establishment, it would be much easier for Paul to muddy the waters. He could essentially argue, “Of course, big government establishment RINOs would smear my foreign policy views, because they’re frightened of having a true conservative win.”

That’s much harder to do with Cruz in the picture. Cruz has at least as much credibility as Paul with the conservative base — if not more. Whether or not Cruz runs, having him in the media amplifying the criticism of Paul’s foreign policy views would make Paul’s already difficult job of trying to appeal to a wider electorate that much harder. He cannot dismiss Cruz as just another establishment RINO trying to sabotage the candidacy of a genuine conservative. Anything Paul does to assert that he really believes in a strong role for the U.S. in global affairs risks alienating his father’s energetic supporters, who favor a more restrained foreign policy. Anything he does to shore up support among this core group of his father’s supporters would then feed into the criticism being lobbed by Cruz…

My working assumption has been that Paul isn’t a serious threat to be the GOP presidential nominee in 2016, and his recent dust-up with Cruz only reaffirms that view.

***

Paul has attempted to associate his foreign policy with the realism of Henry Kissinger. It is not a good fit. Realism has generally asserted the need for a strong executive in conducting global strategy. Paul apparently believes that U.S. presidents can’t be trusted with sophisticated weapons lest they kill Americans in cafes. His approach is not realism but non-interventionism. His libertarian foreign policy holds that America is less secure because it has been “too belligerent” and that decades of international engagement have both corrupted our constitutional order and corrupted other nations with our largess or militarism. This perspective sometimes overlaps with foreign policy realism but only in the narrow cases when both recommend disengagement. Paul has a trumpet that only sounds retreat.

For a while, it seemed that Paul’s views were sweeping the GOP. Now we are witnessing the beginnings of a backlash to his backlash, aided by Vladimir Putin. Americans may not have suddenly developed a keen humanitarian concern for Ukrainians, but a revanchist Russia is the type of threat that has mobilized conservatives in the past. While a “let them fight it out” argument may play well concerning Syria, a “let Putin get away with it” argument is a harder sell. The partisan momentum in the GOP is no longer entirely on the side of disengagement. Across the party, a Reaganite critique of Obama’s foreign policy stirs…

Paul is left to insist, “I’m a great believer in Ronald Reagan.” This amounts to a serious concession, since Reagan would not have returned the compliment.

***

Cruz, who sees his Republican colleague from Kentucky maintaining his popularity with the conservative base, is trying to use foreign policy as a way to gain favor. But that’s not necessarily the best idea. He should have asked Marco Rubio.

One of the bigger flops at CPAC was the Florida Republican, once seen as a young conservative darling who could win with wide appeal. Today, though, he’s but a blip on the radar after isolating many conservatives with his work on immigration reform. Attempting to win support back, he went on the offensive with foreign policy…

And how did it pan out for him? He finished in a very distant seventh place at CPAC, with only 6 percent support. For someone who got second place last year, that’s quite the disappointing finish. His speech did not work with that audience (the message could resonate with voters outside of CPAC, like his action on immigration).

Now Cruz is attempting a similar strategy. But if Cruz wants to stand apart from the front-runner, he needs to find another issue. He won’t win with this one.

***

[W]hile some Republicans may prefer tough talk about Putin or the ayatollahs to Paul’s more nuanced commentary, there is an obvious reply: rhetoric aside, what would a Cruz or a Rubio really do differently? Such rhetoric matters, of course, and there are usually non-military options available, like economic sanctions.

But Paul’s critics should be obliged to tell us if they want war against any of the half-dozen or so countries whose governments they castigate. If not, does their position really differ that much from Paul’s? If they do, is Paul really the Republican holding a non-mainstream opinion?

If Reagan is the golden mean, which countries did he invade to set in motion the end of the Cold War and the toppling of the Berlin Wall? And which of the limited interventions he did support, besides Grenada, are still counted among his crowning foreign-policy achievements today?

***

Like Christie, Sen. Ted Cruz also portrayed himself as an outsider fighting timid forces in Washington while looking for a way to win. In his telling, too many gutless Beltway insiders followed the “Washington way” of compromise and calculated triangulation. That way, he said, was a surefire path toward policy failure—and electoral defeat. “You want to lose elections,” he said, “stand for nothing.” Cruz provided a 10 point list to help explain what he stood for: repealing Obamacare, repealing Dodd-Frank, stopping presidential lawlessness, abolishing the Internal Revenue Service, and ending corruption all made the cut. Cruz nodded to expansions of school choice and energy production, as well as defending the Constitution, but mostly it was a rundown of specific things he opposed.

Strangely, Cruz also seemed to suggest that part of the party’s problem was its insufficient criticism of President Obama’s agenda. After highlighting the electoral failures of Bob Dole, John McCain, and Mitt Romney, he asked: “The Obama agenda has been horrible for people, yet how many Republicans said that?” Well, Romney, for one, whose speeches often accused President Obama of having “crushed the middle class.” If there’s anything that virtually the entire GOP has been clear about for the last five years, it’s that they don’t support President Obama’s plans…

Of the Republican party’s rising stars, only one has made a serious attempt to reflect that impulse, at least in spirit, if not always in the particulars: Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.). His CPAC speech opened with a subtle counter to the partisan victory cheers of his fellow headline speakers, asking the audience to briefly imagine a future in which liberty is once again paramount in American politics. “You may think I’m talking about electing Republicans,” he said. “I’m not. I’m talking about electing lovers of liberty.” In other words, what Republicans need isn’t a vision for the party, and ideas to run on. It’s a vision for the country—and ideas to make it happen.


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Schad!!!!

KCB on March 11, 2014 at 10:41 PM

SHADENFREUDE!!

Scrumpy on March 11, 2014 at 10:41 PM

F R E E
the
S H A D !!!
please

KOOLAID2 on March 11, 2014 at 10:43 PM

They are both good men. Wasn’t real fond of the way Paul goes after his allies. Reminds me of Christie.

cozmo on March 11, 2014 at 10:43 PM

FREE SCHADENFREUDE!

Warrant – Heaven

Newtie and the Beauty on March 11, 2014 at 10:44 PM

SCHAD!!!!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 11, 2014 at 10:44 PM

How about THIS rarity…

A Hall and Oates song: Lead Singer John Oates!

Possession Obsession

ConstantineXI on March 11, 2014 at 10:44 PM

And thus begins the midterm panic of ’14:

BREAKING: Republican David Jolly wins Fla. congressional special election in test race over health care.

— The Associated Press (@AP) March 11, 2014

This seat was previously held by a long-serving Republican, but Barack Obama carried it twice, the Republican nominee was far from flawless, and the Democratic nominee enjoyed a wide name ID advantage from her gubernatorial run. Many experts saw this race as Alex Sink’s to lose. She ran on a “fix, don’t repeal, Obamacare” platform. She lost. Break out the tea leaves:

Looks like Jolly’s night. If Dems couldn’t win an Obama CD with a solid candidate against a flawed R, expect a rough November.

— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) March 11, 2014

It’s way GOP held FL13 that is so troublesome for Dems. Flawed underfunded cand wins, propped up by outside money aimed at health care

— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) March 11, 2014

Tale of the tape: Dems outspent Republicans in #FL13, and had clear field for their candidate. O won 50%, Sink 46%

— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) March 12, 2014

Yes, FL-13 will be over-interpreted like most specials, but tonite Rs have to feel pretty good about picking UP seats in Nov.

— Larry Sabato (@LarrySabato) March 12, 2014

ABC News’ Rick Klein spelled out the stakes of this race earlier today. Democrats are spinning this loss, but they can’t escape certain realities:

Tonight, it’s the Democrats with all the expectations to meet. That’s because they have more questions to answer this year, about their ability to message around Obamacare and Social Security, and make the case against Republicans in a district with divided tendencies. Democrats won’t have candidates as seasoned or well-funded as Alex Sink everywhere. And they know privately at least that they’re looking at a dismal 2014 if they can’t win districts like this one.

Polls showed a tight race with Sink leading Jolly by two points. Jolly took the race by two points, riding a double-digit election day wave that overcame Sink’s modest early voting edge. This race was a referendum on Obamacare. In an Obama district. In a swing state. With a well-funded, seasoned Democratic candidate. Political handicapper Stu Rothenberg called it a ‘must win’ for Democrats.

And now we have Congressman David Jolly (R-FL).

Yes, special elections can be sui generis in nature, and Democrats won a contested special in 2010 before getting swamped a few months later. But for Democrats, this result cannot be ignored.

Resist We Much on March 11, 2014 at 10:45 PM

I have never, ever said anything unkind or untoward to anyone on this blog. Ever!

Lanceman on March 11, 2014 at 10:45 PM

FREE SHAD!!!!

Nothing she said could have been worse than the lib trash that trolls here daily. I am SICK AND TIRED of Conservatives being treated more harshly by Ed and AP than liberals.

THERE IS INEQUALITY IN THE MODERATION!

ConstantineXI on March 11, 2014 at 10:45 PM

F R E E
the
S H A D !!!
please

KOOLAID2 on March 11, 2014 at 10:43 PM

29Victor on March 11, 2014 at 10:47 PM

F R E E
the
S H A D !!!
please
KOOLAID2 on March 11, 2014 at 10:43 PM

While I like Shad, he apparently made an untoward comment regarding a female guest on Ed’s Show. Conservative women get enough nastiness from the left, so it’s hard for me to sympathize for Shad on this particular banning.

whatcat on March 11, 2014 at 10:47 PM

A Hall and Oates song: Lead Singer John Oates!

Possession Obsession

ConstantineXI on March 11, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Wasn’t really a rarity when it came out. Made it to # 34. Which was about the same as Your Imagination, which made it onto a K-Tel.

Lanceman on March 11, 2014 at 10:47 PM

A more conventional Hall and Oates hit.

“I Can’t Go for that (no can do) 1983 (I was in 3rd grade)

FREE SHAD!

ConstantineXI on March 11, 2014 at 10:47 PM

FREE SCHADENFREUDE!

RWM, this is how the local news reported it:

http://tbo.com/pinellas-county/polls-close-in-contentious-congressional-race-20140311/

Newtie and the Beauty on March 11, 2014 at 10:48 PM

All right, the bar’s open. The trail of Glenlivet that I just lit is in honor of Schad.

Schad, you are sorely missed. He lived by the sword and “died” by the sword. Part of me wishes he’d gone out flaming a troll, but then again, the trolls aren’t worth getting hammered for. Ed’s a good man; no doubt about it. He had his reasons and they’re good reasons. But, should Schad come to him in genuine repentance, I hope he extends grace.

I’ll never meet you this side of eternity, Schad, but until we meet again for the first time….

Highway to Hell — AC/DC

CurtZHP on March 11, 2014 at 10:48 PM

They are both good men. Wasn’t real fond of the way Paul goes after his allies. Reminds me of Christie.

cozmo on March 11, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Same here. Pauls Hannity interview was a tab weaselish. Said he was friends with Cruz and then went on a pretty weird dissertation busting on him, not by name, but invoking all manner of Reagan and his foreign policy being mischaracterized. Reagan’s i mean. He went on to backtrack a bit about his own comments on the Crimea and said “he” was also taken out of context.His pop must have taken him to the woodshed.

They’re both too good for stuff like this. Too early to pull off the gloves.

hawkdriver on March 11, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Nothing she said…

ConstantineXI on March 11, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Actually, you might want to hope they don’t let him back.

He already has a problem with his masculinity.

Some noob calling him a gurl…he may want blood.

cozmo on March 11, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Live from Daryl (hall)’s House

“La Grange”

Wow… A great rendition of a rock classic.

FREE SHAD.

ConstantineXI on March 11, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Cruz should not even consider 2016. I hope he works in support of Rand, Perry, Jindal and others as he digs in in the Senate. Man, he’s needed there more than ever.

MT on March 11, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Later peeps, play nice and have a great time tonight!!

God Bless you ALL!!

Good night folks :)

** swoosh **

Scrumpy on March 11, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Schad, Schad, Schad !!!

Bring back Schad !!!

ShainS on March 11, 2014 at 10:50 PM

…which made it onto a K-Tel.

Lanceman on March 11, 2014 at 10:47 PM

I remember K-Tel records…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 11, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Cruz should not even consider 2016.
MT on March 11, 2014 at 10:49 PM

OK. I’m convinced. We won’t consider him. You may go home now.

Lanceman on March 11, 2014 at 10:50 PM

whatcat on March 11, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Good commenters get the hammer-but trolls can do basically whatever the Hell they want. That is BS!!!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 11, 2014 at 10:50 PM

One more time.

Schadenfreude, I hope you’re still looking in and reading the comments. If you have a mind to, please consider dropping a line at this throwaway address. I’d like to pass a message to you. Make a throwaway yourself, just a fake name, whatever. But drop me a note.

Trolls, I don’t even open your emails when I do this so don’t bother.

hawkcontractor@gmail.com

hawkdriver on March 11, 2014 at 9:43 PM

hawkdriver on March 11, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Live from Daryl (Hall’s) House:

Booker T Jones “Green Onions”

WOW…

ConstantineXI on March 11, 2014 at 10:51 PM

I have never, ever said anything unkind or untoward to anyone on this blog. Ever!

Lanceman on March 11, 2014 at 10:45 PM

LOL.

We’ll trade Lanceman for Schadenfreude!!!

[j/k]

ShainS on March 11, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Shade. :)

wolly4321 on March 11, 2014 at 10:51 PM

I remember K-Tel records…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 11, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Of course you do. You’re a nice lady. Must commend the coffee-liker lady for bringing you.

Lanceman on March 11, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Breaking the Law — Judas Priest

CurtZHP on March 11, 2014 at 10:51 PM

whatcat on March 11, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Good commenters get the hammer-but trolls can do basically whatever the Hell they want. That is BS!!!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 11, 2014 at 10:50 PM

I am sick of this sh!t. Because without us Hot Air has NOTHING.

ConstantineXI on March 11, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Lanceman on March 11, 2014 at 10:47 PM

It scares me that you are so familiar with Hall & Oates.

cozmo on March 11, 2014 at 10:52 PM

This country is doomed………..

I like the candidates….

Not the direction

Electrongod on March 11, 2014 at 10:52 PM

cozmo on March 11, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Sometimes that has a mellowing effect on a body. Look how ALT turned out.

Newtie and the Beauty on March 11, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on March 11, 2014 at 10:50 PM
As do I.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 11, 2014 at 10:53 PM

whatcat on March 11, 2014 at 10:47 PM

…99% good…had a 1% slip.
…if Shad is a guuuurrrrrllll….then I am gay…and a male lesbian!

KOOLAID2 on March 11, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Schad loved calling trolls “fools.”

“Choke on 0bama’s sh-t, fools. It ain’t beluga caviar!”

Fools — Van Halen

CurtZHP on March 11, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Free Shad…. and release the Humpbot. Who cares about Cruz vs. Paul. I like them both.

kringeesmom on March 11, 2014 at 10:54 PM

ALT, you were weaned on “Barney and Friends”; I was weaned on “Captain Kangaroo”…

[ducking...]

Newtie and the Beauty on March 11, 2014 at 10:54 PM

This whole Cruz v Paul thing is stupid. I hope it doesn’t translate into something serious due to the media types (righties in particular) egging it on.

chris0christies0donut on March 11, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Possession Obsession

ConstantineXI on March 11, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Nice. I’m a fan, but I forgot about that one.

KCB on March 11, 2014 at 10:54 PM

But, should Schad come to him in genuine repentance, I hope he extends grace.

CurtZHP on March 11, 2014 at 10:48 PM

But if any has caused sorrow, he has caused sorrow not to me, but in some degree—in order not to say too much—to all of you. Sufficient for such a one is this punishment which was inflicted by the majority, so that on the contrary you should rather forgive and comfort him, otherwise such a one might be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. Wherefore I urge you to reaffirm your love for him.

-2 Cor 2:5-9

29Victor on March 11, 2014 at 10:54 PM

I remember K-Tel records…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 11, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Me too… Hubby was singing Debbie Boone to the tween earlier. She was groaning.

kringeesmom on March 11, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on March 11, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Good tunes and ya’ like to live dangerously.

I knew there was a reason I liked you.

cozmo on March 11, 2014 at 10:55 PM

…if Shad is a guuuurrrrrllll….then I am gay…and a male lesbian!

KOOLAID2 on March 11, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Trapped in a female body…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 11, 2014 at 10:55 PM

cozmo on March 11, 2014 at 10:52 PM

I LIKE H&O!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 11, 2014 at 10:55 PM

A 15 year old Steve Winwood (who wrote and played the organ and sang it)

“Gimme Some Lovin (AND FREE SHAD!!!)” Spencer Davis Group

ConstantineXI on March 11, 2014 at 10:55 PM

I am sick of this sh!t. Because without us Hot Air has NOTHING.

ConstantineXI on March 11, 2014 at 10:52 PM

If enough of you guys felt that way you could start your own little shoot off blog.

chris0christies0donut on March 11, 2014 at 10:55 PM

We’ll trade Lanceman for Schadenfreude!!!

ShainS on March 11, 2014 at 10:51 PM

frank will second. And there’s a few shrews that will third it.

Lanceman on March 11, 2014 at 10:56 PM

I LIKE H&O!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 11, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Your point? You also like Lubbock.

cozmo on March 11, 2014 at 10:57 PM

FREE SCHADENFREUDE!

H & O – Maneater

Newtie and the Beauty on March 11, 2014 at 10:57 PM

It scares me that you are so familiar with Hall & Oates.

cozmo on March 11, 2014 at 10:52 PM

It scares me that I know a Cozmo that spells his name cozzimo! :P

Lanceman on March 11, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Resist We Much on March 11, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Chuck Todd sounded terribly disappointed…

BTW, welcome back!

d1carter on March 11, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on March 11, 2014 at 10:54 PM

*run*
Btw: When Spawn was VERY wee he had a onesie that read, ‘Too Hip for Purple Dinosaurs’.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 11, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Spencer Davis Group “I’m A Man”

Steve Winwood on vocals and organ.

ConstantineXI on March 11, 2014 at 10:57 PM

frank will second. And there’s a few shrews that will third it.

Lanceman on March 11, 2014 at 10:56 PM

You got something against wenches? Besides, you, I mean…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 11, 2014 at 10:57 PM

I gotta get to bed. Have to up at zero dark thirty.

One closing shot…for Schad.

Behind Blue Eyes — The Who

CurtZHP on March 11, 2014 at 10:57 PM

CurtZHP on March 11, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Niters and sleep well, Curt!

Newtie and the Beauty on March 11, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Rand was a weasely little prick on hannity today, imho.

I’ll stick with Cruz.

I WENT to eastern bloc Countries after the wall fell.

To a man, woman, child,, they praised Reagans words.

Hell,, they offered ME food, drinks, and daughters.

Cruz is right. I saw it firsthand.

wolly4321 on March 11, 2014 at 10:58 PM

This whole Cruz v Paul thing is stupid. I hope it doesn’t translate into something serious due to the media types (righties in particular) egging it on.

chris0christies0donut on March 11, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Yup. It’s called “healthy debate.” But the parties are so used to being monolithic and well-managed that it looks like a fight. And since it threatens the interests of both the GOPe & the MSM, they’re more than willing to portray it as such.

FREE SCHAD!!! (plz)
I don’t post much, but I read and Schad is one of the reasons I read.

29Victor on March 11, 2014 at 10:59 PM

We’ll trade Lanceman for Schadenfreude!!!

ShainS on March 11, 2014 at 10:51 PM

I’m sure there is a reason I would rather keep Lancie. I just can’t think of it right now.

cozmo on March 11, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Waiting For The Miracle – Cohen

Paladin.

thatsafactjack on March 11, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Lanceman on March 11, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Thank you. You are indeed superior.

MT on March 11, 2014 at 11:00 PM

I am one of the most nicest people here at Hot Air. Always have a smile for anyone and everyone. Even those who disagree. I have never ever said mean things to anyone.

That said,

kringeesmom on March 11, 2014 at 10:55 PM

What the hell is a kringee? And is it pronounced Cringe-ee or Kring-ee?

Lanceman on March 11, 2014 at 11:00 PM

If enough of you guys felt that way you could start your own little shoot off blog.

chris0christies0donut on March 11, 2014 at 10:55 PM

It’d probably be better. Instead of obsessing with Meghan McCain, Chris Christie, and conflicts between Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, it might concentrate instead on TAKING DOWN the Imperial Obama Regime!

ConstantineXI on March 11, 2014 at 11:00 PM

She’s gone….

KCB on March 11, 2014 at 11:00 PM

FREE SCHADENFREUDE!*

*with the purchase of another Schadenfreude of equal or lesser value.

29Victor on March 11, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Good commenters get the hammer-but trolls can do basically whatever the Hell they want. That is BS!!!
annoyinglittletwerp on March 11, 2014 at 10:50 PM

That’s what I was pointing out – we expect the left to lob foul attacks at Conservative woman. But we shouldn’t emulate that behavior. And, frankly, when it’s directed against a HA writer’s friend and web-radio guest it’s just not the brightest time to indulge one’s self that way. With rights come responsibilities.

whatcat on March 11, 2014 at 11:00 PM

The Senate’s Answer To The House’s Hank “Tippin’ Guam” Johnson?

Cory Booker says he ‘drove TO Hawaii‘ as a teenager

Resist We Much on March 11, 2014 at 10:53 PM

I’m old enough to remember Hubert Humphrey. Brilliant man, and I agreed with him on quite a few things.

Modern day Democrats…would lose a battle of wits with a turnip. That may be the only reason we have survived to this point.

cheers

eon

eon on March 11, 2014 at 11:00 PM

And Steve Winwood when I loved him best, the 80′s!!!

“Taking Back to the Night” 1987

ConstantineXI on March 11, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Hubby was singing Debbie Boone to the tween earlier. She was groaning.

kringeesmom on March 11, 2014 at 10:55 PM

As would I lol! Not a Debbie Boone fan, sorry!

Newtie and the Beauty on March 11, 2014 at 11:00 PM

….noforeskin…brayingass…BJ…francis…and DBear…

for Schadenfreude!!!

KOOLAID2 on March 11, 2014 at 11:01 PM

HA is a complete mess…

d1carter on March 11, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Captain Kangaroo?

I thought that was local

wolly4321 on March 11, 2014 at 11:01 PM

I’m sure there is a reason I would rather keep Lancie. I just can’t think of it right now.

cozmo on March 11, 2014 at 10:59 PM

His winning smile? The tip of his fedora? His sporran?

Newtie and the Beauty on March 11, 2014 at 11:02 PM

cozmo on March 11, 2014 at 10:57 PM

No I don’t.
The dust aggravates my asthma, no cool bands ever come here, our entertainment district is one the edge of the bad part of the city, we’re starting to have a problem with black and red spiders, there’s too many muslims, there no place to get a good pizza…and did I mention the dust?

annoyinglittletwerp on March 11, 2014 at 11:02 PM

You got something against wenches? Besides, you, I mean…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 11, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Anybody that doesn’t love you is a sub-human mongrel. You’re the antithesis to the mom on Everybody Loves Raymond.

Thank you. You are indeed superior.

MT on March 11, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Lighten up, Montana. I was just funnin’ ya.

Lanceman on March 11, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Hubby was singing Debbie Boone to the tween earlier. She was groaning.

kringeesmom on March 11, 2014 at 10:55 PM

And, yooooooo light up my life…

Groan, indeed.

Resist We Much on March 11, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Dire Straits on March 11, 2014 at 10:44 PM

I was wrong about that..:)

Dire Straits on March 11, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Yeah, what the heck? If we’d lost the race the chocolate bunny would be walking his last mile to be sure.

I think we’re being punished.

hawkdriver on March 11, 2014 at 11:03 PM

I’m sure there is a reason I would rather keep Lancie. I just can’t think of it right now.

cozmo on March 11, 2014 at 10:59 PM

LOL

ShainS on March 11, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Captain Kangaroo?

I thought that was local

wolly4321 on March 11, 2014 at 11:01 PM

I was raised about sixty miles south of NYC, Wolly. Does that help?

Newtie and the Beauty on March 11, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Rush never plays this whole song (though he uses it as a bump all the time) because it’s basically pornographic…

Silvia “Pillow Talk” 1973

FREE SHAD!
(do it or get used to us bugging you)

ConstantineXI on March 11, 2014 at 11:04 PM

It’d probably be better. Instead of obsessing with Meghan McCain, Chris Christie, and conflicts between Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, it might concentrate instead on TAKING DOWN the Imperial Obama Regime!

ConstantineXI on March 11, 2014 at 11:00 PM

How should I put this. I’ve never much thought that Hot Air was focused on taking down the IOR.

I really thought you guys just liked socializing here. That’s why I gave my suggestion.

chris0christies0donut on March 11, 2014 at 11:04 PM

SCHADENFREUDE

M240H on March 11, 2014 at 11:05 PM

I’m old enough to remember Hubert Humphrey. Brilliant man, and I agreed with him on quite a few things.

Modern day Democrats…would lose a battle of wits with a turnip. That may be the only reason we have survived to this point.

cheers

eon

eon on March 11, 2014 at 11:00 PM

I shook Humphrey’s hand once. I was young. Didn’t know him from Adam but I happened to be downtown and people were standing along the street and I joined them.

crankyoldlady on March 11, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Captain Kangaroo?

I thought that was local

wolly4321 on March 11, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Norfolk VA area.

KCB on March 11, 2014 at 11:06 PM

How should I put this. I’ve never much thought that Hot Air was focused on taking down the IOR.

I really thought you guys just liked socializing here. That’s why I gave my suggestion.

chris0christies0donut on March 11, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Salem is basically a D-list conservative radio network. Seriously. They don’t have anyone on the radio that doesn’t suck and isn’t a RINO pretending to be Christian.

ConstantineXI on March 11, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Thx, d1carter!

Resist We Much on March 11, 2014 at 11:07 PM

nnie James Dio “Rainbow In The Dark” live at the Rock Palace (1983) Resist We Much on March 11, 2014 at 11:00 PM

I saw him with Sabbath, liveevil tour, back in the day.

Helluva concert.

wolly4321 on March 11, 2014 at 11:08 PM

I think we’re being punished.

hawkdriver on March 11, 2014 at 11:03 PM

I get that feeling.

KCB on March 11, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Captain Kangaroo?

I thought that was local

wolly4321 on March 11, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Bozo’s were local, the Capt. was national.

RickB on March 11, 2014 at 11:08 PM

What the hell is a kringee? And is it pronounced Cringe-ee or Kring-ee?

Lanceman on March 11, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Kringee is my dog. It’s his fifi name. His real name is Truelove Kris Kringle Bell. He was a Christmas gift from my hubby. Truelove is my last name (really) and Kringee’s mother’s name is Tinkerbell. Covered it all for his AKC registration.

kringeesmom on March 11, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Norfolk VA area.

KCB on March 11, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Captain Kangaroo was a national program. Like Howdy Doody and Mickey Mouse Club.

crankyoldlady on March 11, 2014 at 11:08 PM

crankyoldlady on March 11, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Back in 1980, Ronald and Nancy Reagan had a campaign stop in my FL hometown. I shook Ronald’s hand as they came in and Nancy’s as they left.

Great people, great reception AND I had one of the best seats in the house, as a friend of mine managed a store in front of where the podium and stage were set up!

Newtie and the Beauty on March 11, 2014 at 11:09 PM

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