Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on April 13, 2014 by Allahpundit

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch says Jeb Bush and Paul Ryan are on the top of his list for the 2016 presidential election — but that he could vote for Hillary Clinton, depending on the Republican candidate.

The race is “between four or five people,” the News Corp. chief told Fortune in his first wide-ranging interview in five years. “It’s not necessarily, although slightly, in order of preference: Jeb Bush, Paul Ryan, whom I have particular admiration for. I do for both. [Chris] Christie could recover. Scott Walker, whom I don’t know, and Rand Paul, whom I agree with on a great number of things but disagree strongly on some things — too strongly perhaps to vote for him.”…

In the interview, Murdoch described former Florida Gov. Bush as “a man of very fine character” and “a great governor,” noting that he liked his policy on education, which Murdoch identified as his primary concern.

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As possible candidates such as Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky seek to establish their legitimacy, and while Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey struggles to recover from the scandal on the George Washington bridge, Mr. Bush is positioned as something of a white knight: a mainstream profile for a party struggling for identity, an experienced campaigner amid near-amateurs, a Catholic fluent in Spanish for a party increasingly reliant on the white Catholic vote (Mitt Romney won 59 percent in 2012) but dangerously unappealing for Latino voters (Mr. Romney took only 27 percent)…

Can he win? That question comes in two dimensions. He will not have an easy time in the Republican primaries, but the size of the field may work to his advantage; the others, representatives of the strain of muscular conservatism that has become so prominent in the modern GOP, plus some representatives of the religious right such as former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania or former Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, may split the vote and allow someone to win Iowa with as little as 26 percent.

If he runs in the general election against Mrs. Clinton, he will portray her as a standard-bearer for a third Clinton term — or, even less appealing, for a third Obama term. If Mrs. Clinton or some other Democrat runs against him, he or she will portray Mr. Bush as a standard-bearer for a third term of his brother. The voters don’t want either of those things. Just as important, the two legacy candidates don’t either.

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The 2016 presidential race at this stage is an inverse of the 1988 election, said Anthony Corrado, a professor specializing in campaign finance at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

Back then, Vice President George H.W. Bush entered the Republican primary with a dominant political and fundraising apparatus — his Christmas card list included 250,000 names, Corrado recalled — while Democrats waited in vain for New York Governor Mario Cuomo to enter the race.

When the Cuomo opted not to run, the party was left with the “Seven Dwarfs,” a nickname for the second-tier candidates who competed for a nomination that eventually went to Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis. Dukakis lost to Bush, 426 to 111 in the Electoral College and by seven percentage points in the popular vote…

The danger for Republicans in 2016 is that an establishment freeze brought on by … Bush’s reticence could leave the party’s eventual nominee lagging in preparation behind Clinton, whose supporters already are building voter and donor lists.

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Republican members of Congress are criticizing Jeb Bush’s comments on immigration, highlighting the challenge he’d face in winning over the GOP’s conservative base in a 2016 presidential primary…

“When you trivialize the fact that these people have broken the law, I think your message is a little bit off. I think it’s unfortunate,” [Raul] Labrador said at a Tuesday event sponsored by The Heritage Foundation…

“I think comments from Jeb Bush and other Republicans — what they’re doing is they’re pandering to a certain group of people,” Labrador said. “And I’ve got news for you. If we pass immigration reform tomorrow like members of the Republican conference want us to do, they’re not going to vote for the Republican Party.”…

“I don’t think Jeb Bush’s comments on immigration or Common Core resonate very well in South Carolina; I will say that,” Duncan said. “There’s a lot to like about Jeb Bush, but on those two issues, they won’t resonate very well in South Carolina.”

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Early in the 2012 presidential cycle, a friend and former staffer of Jeb Bush observed to me, bitterly, that this smart, capable man wasn’t included in the names of potential GOP nominees for only one reason: His name was Bush. I said that’s true, but it’s also true that he got his chance in politics because his name was Bush. He inherited the fame, the money lines and support, and made a career of them. There’s a rough justice in life, you have to roll with it…

I have no idea if he’s running, and neither perhaps does he. It would probably be a hard psychological question. He has seen the presidency up close and seen all the muck a family has to deal with on the way to the glory. That muck has only grown deeper since his father and brother ran. It would be surprising if he were not ambivalent about the enterprise. All his adult life his family has been in the spotlight: He knows the sting of undeserved criticism and the embarrassment of unearned praise. He knows what it is to see people you love attacked and not be able to answer because answering isn’t classy.

Beyond that there is the father-brother thing, which is the foreign-policy question. His father is now seen as a foreign-policy realist. He was prudent after the end of the Soviet Union, he was tactful, and when he felt he had to go to war in Kuwait he built a world-wide coalition, did the job he said he would do, and stopped when that job was done. Jeb’s brother is associated with neoconservatism: Be daring, break the tectonic plates, force the realities to reconstitute themselves in new and better ways, invade, spread democracy.

Where does Jeb stand? What philosophical assumptions guide his decisions? Whichever policy view he declares will seem like an implicit rebuke of someone he loves.

***

“It’s time to turn the page,” said Sen. Jim Inhofe (Okla.), a senior member of the GOP conference.

“Looking at it practically, there are others who could do a better job in terms of winning the election,” he added. “It’s a little bit of Bush fatigue but the other thing is for a Republican to win a race like that … you got to have someone who really engenders enthusiasm in the base. Jeb’s a wonderful guy and all that, but I don’t believe he’d be able to do that.”…

GOP senators praise Bush’s record in Florida, especially his accomplishments on education reform, but they are also eager to embrace a new generation of conservative leaders, represented by other likely presidential candidates Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

“I’m a Jeb Bush fan but I’m also a fan of turning over a new leaf, too,” said Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who in 2003 led a conservative revolt in the House of Representatives against the prescription drug bill.

***

2016 could be different if the tea party has its way. But — as “The Party Decides” found — the longer a party has been out of the White House, the more it tends to nominate more moderate candidates. That’s not to say that potential nominees won’t try to placate the tea party, or religious conservatives like those who voted for Santorum. But such groups’ influence could be lessened as Republicans contemplate 12 or 16 years without one of their own in the White House.

Bush’s familiar last name should help as well. Every Republican nominee since 1968 has satisfied one of three criteria: He’s had a family member who’d won the presidency; he’s been on a winning presidential ticket himself; or he’s come in second in a prior nomination season. These are admittedly broad criteria, but Republicans haven’t nominated relative unknowns, unlike Democrats with their Mike Dukakises and Jimmy Carters.

Of course, the Bush brand was damaged by Jeb’s brother George. Even so, George W. Bush has averaged a favorable rating in the mid-80s among Republicans. That’s only about 5 percentage points lower than Bill Clinton’s among Democrats.

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It is not merely antipathy among Democrats that accounts for Mr Bush’s shaky polling numbers. His party is split, perhaps fatally, between its wealthy donors and its déclassé voters. So big is the role of fundraising in national politics that few politicians spend enough time with non-millionaires to realise how distant from voters they have become…

Democrats won the last two presidential elections by nominating someone who inspires their party base, and then battling it out for uncommitted voters. The Republican party is following a different strategy. It is courting money men and trusting that the red-hot rank-and-file members will fall into line, having no place else to go. But they will not. Right now, those voters appear to be gravitating to the conservative Kentucky senator Rand Paul, with his untraditional mix of libertarianism, isolationism and Austrian economics.

Republican candidates generally raise less campaign funding than Democrats do. Beholden to a few big donors, Republicans are left peddling a strategy many of their ordinary activists find repugnant. Mr Bush is being promoted by Republicans whose main interest in the party is that it not nominate someone who will shake up the Obama-era economic settlement. The strategy seems bound to produce an electoral loss. That appears to be of little concern to the people devising it.

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Jeb Bush’s comments reflect larger currents of discontent within his party. Mainstream conservatives fear that a presidential candidate who espouses the tea party’s agenda and style of politics will go down to catastrophic defeat. The antigovernment conspiracy theories Mr. Bush denounces—the latest iteration of the paranoid style in American politics—threaten to marginalize the GOP…

In his latest remarks, Jeb Bush could not have been clearer: If he runs for president, his campaign will avoid the “mud fight” of recent nominating cycles. Instead, it will feature a “hopeful, optimistic message” organized around a vision of America’s future. It remains to be seen whether the base of the Republican Party is willing to accept anything of the sort…

The tea party offers nothing except nostalgia for a demography that is in retreat and a Constitution that never was. By contrast, Jeb Bush wants to run as a conservative unafraid of the future. Will other candidates join him, or will they appeal to the mob as they did in 2012 after Rick Perry haplessly advocated a modicum of compassion for illegal immigrants? If Mr. Bush sets the tone within his party, the American people may well get the kind of presidential campaign the country needs. If the tea party prevails, get ready for an avalanche of anger, followed by a repetition of 1964.

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arnold ziffel on April 14, 2014 at 12:17 AM

Good One Ziff.

SparkPlug on April 14, 2014 at 12:46 AM

williamg on April 14, 2014 at 12:29 AM

Howdy wg :)

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 12:37 AM

…..Scrumpy!! <3!….So – you KNOW you're THE BEST, riiiight?

…..I posted some Dancing Music Above for you!…..

williamg on April 14, 2014 at 12:46 AM

BISHOP!!

williamg on April 14, 2014 at 12:46 AM

Good night Mr. Fred

kringeesmom on April 14, 2014 at 12:46 AM

williamg on April 14, 2014 at 12:42 AM

Perfectomundo LZ songs!! Thank you :)

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 12:45 AM

williamg on April 14, 2014 at 12:46 AM

I got them wg :) thanks!

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 12:48 AM

williamg on April 14, 2014 at 12:46 AM

You da bestest too!! :D

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 12:49 AM

Congrats on the bishbop wg!!

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 12:50 AM

HA Public Service Message:..Tax Filing Deadline is 48 Hours away..:(

Dire Straits on April 14, 2014 at 12:50 AM

Man, I thought winter was over. It was eighty two earlier this week and right now it is 28 and blustery with heavy snow and North winds…
Brrr…

OmahaConservative on April 14, 2014 at 12:51 AM

…..and while we’re on the Subject of Jaco, “K” – you GOTTA Dig This!!…I Know Stevie Ray Did!……

….and Dig the Quote From My Mind Is Goin’ Through “Them Changes” by Buddy Miles!!

williamg on April 14, 2014 at 12:51 AM

bet she’s reading something right now.

Axe on April 14, 2014 at 12:52 AM

OmahaConservative on April 14, 2014 at 12:51 AM

….”Welcome To Omaha………”

williamg on April 14, 2014 at 12:52 AM

….”Welcome To Omaha………”

williamg on April 14, 2014 at 12:52 AM

Yeah, on February 3rd 1955. Should never have left to San Diego for those thirty years, kinda’ wussified me…

OmahaConservative on April 14, 2014 at 12:54 AM

OmahaConservative on April 14, 2014 at 12:51 AM

It started getting cold here round 5pm this evening, dropped 20 degrees in about 30 mins, now it feels like it could snow!!

Couple tornadoes touched down in east OK, OKC supposed to get snow same as Amarillo TX… fricking brrrrr is right!!

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 12:55 AM

and I bet Jackie is lurking and working.

Axe on April 14, 2014 at 12:56 AM

I should have put on longjohns earlier…
The wind is slicing through my Levis…

OmahaConservative on April 14, 2014 at 12:56 AM

Axe on April 14, 2014 at 12:52 AM

Yep she is over there _______________________________>

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 12:57 AM

OmahaConservative on April 14, 2014 at 12:56 AM

Don’t just stand there do somthing!! :)

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 12:58 AM

I’d light a fire, but I don’t feel like hauling in wood…

OmahaConservative on April 14, 2014 at 12:58 AM

and I bet Jackie is lurking and working.

Axe on April 14, 2014 at 12:56 AM

Probably just waiting for me to resurface… <— flashing Jackie very dashing smile…

oscarwilde on April 14, 2014 at 12:58 AM

Yep she is over there _______________________________>

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 12:57 AM

no idea what SparkPlug is doing. I just assume he’s reached a place in life where he finally gets to run a table saw and spends most of his time vaguely horny and building birdhouses.

Axe on April 14, 2014 at 12:58 AM

Huntsman will save us from Hillary!!!!

(At least according to these asylum inmates:)

LegendHasIt on April 14, 2014 at 12:10 AM

If Huntsman or Jeb ran with Hillary it would make NO difference.

If Huckabee runs with Santorum it won’t either.

Schadenfreude on April 14, 2014 at 12:59 AM

Worthy a re-post I think :)

http://www.stevequayle.com/index.php?s=33&d=877

To put it bluntly, the people are being hoodwinked into believing that the situation is being resolved. It is not. It is a strategic de-escalation to fool the public.

Date: Saturday, 12 April 2014
Time: 1840 ET
To: Steve Quayle
From Doug Hagmann

At 1750 hours ET, I was contacted by my source within the Department of Homeland Security regarding the current situation at the Bundy Ranch. To put it bluntly, the people are being hoodwinked into believing that the situation is being resolved. It is not. It is a strategic de-escalation to fool the public. This source stated that the retreat of the BLM agents and the release of the cattle was actually crafted as a potential plan yesterday (Friday, 11 April 2014) based on the following:………

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 1:00 AM

oscarwilde on April 14, 2014 at 12:58 AM

Hagfish was on the prowl earlier…

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Axe on April 14, 2014 at 12:58 AM

Spark would have to be an unusual guy to be “vaguely”…

Schadenfreude on April 14, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 12:57 AM

no idea what SparkPlug is doing. I just assume he’s reached a place in life where he finally gets to run a table saw and spends most of his time vaguely horny and building birdhouses.

Axe on April 14, 2014 at 12:58 AM

I bet he’s trying to build a wooden turboencabulator… <— Insert evil laughter here…

oscarwilde on April 14, 2014 at 1:01 AM

…..and while we’re on the Subject of Jaco, “K” – you GOTTA Dig This!!…I Know Stevie Ray Did!……

….and Dig the Quote From My Mind Is Goin’ Through “Them Changes” by Buddy Miles!!

williamg on April 14, 2014 at 12:51 AM

A little stoned there, lol…but brilliant

MILES TANGLEWOOD ’70 – Miles Runs the Voodoo Down

kcewa on April 14, 2014 at 1:02 AM

Hagfish was on the prowl earlier…

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 1:01 AM

She is sickening, and smells like a guest who has stayed too long…

OmahaConservative on April 14, 2014 at 1:02 AM

oscarwilde on April 14, 2014 at 12:58 AM

Hagfish was on the prowl earlier…

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 1:01 AM

I don’t do bottom-feeders…

oscarwilde on April 14, 2014 at 1:03 AM

no idea what SparkPlug is doing. I just assume he’s reached a place in life where he finally gets to run a table saw and spends most of his time vaguely horny and building birdhouses.

Axe on April 14, 2014 at 12:58 AM

Yep he is over there too _______________________________>

Can’t quite make out what he’s doing now after raiding Bmores’ wood pile… Oh I can just make him out, behind the wood shed ;)

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 1:03 AM

Kinda vague…

2m ago
A severe thunderstorm watch until 6 AM CT from northeast Texas to western Tennessee; biggest threat: wind gusts to 65 mph – @NOAA, via @mikeseidel

Murphy9 on April 14, 2014 at 1:04 AM

OmahaConservative on April 14, 2014 at 1:02 AM

Taking on that tone like she somebody, she a nobody

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 1:05 AM

I have two cantaloupes in the kitchen…
Wish someone was awake to clean an chunk them for me…

OmahaConservative on April 14, 2014 at 1:05 AM

Murphy9 on April 14, 2014 at 1:04 AM

It’s bloody windy here at times!

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 1:05 AM

I have two cantaloupes in the kitchen…
Wish someone was awake to clean an chunk them for me…

OmahaConservative on April 14, 2014 at 1:05 AM

To lazy to get the fire wood to keep you from freezing, to lazy to feed yourself, are you also to lazy to open your own beer? Or is that Ratso’s job?

oscarwilde on April 14, 2014 at 1:06 AM

OmahaConservative on April 14, 2014 at 1:02 AM

Have to agree, the evil is deep rooted in it, such a bottom feeder.

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 1:07 AM

Gonna call it a night and try to get some sleep. Hopefully I’ll sleep more than an hour at a time.

kringeesmom on April 14, 2014 at 1:07 AM

It’s bloody windy here at times!

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 1:05 AM

We are getting 35-40 MPH gusts from the north here with driving snow. Not very comfortable outside…

OmahaConservative on April 14, 2014 at 1:07 AM

Gonna call it a night and try to get some sleep. Hopefully I’ll sleep more than an hour at a time.

kringeesmom on April 14, 2014 at 1:07 AM

Good night kringeesmom…

oscarwilde on April 14, 2014 at 1:08 AM

I am going over
<_______________________________here for a while… :)

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 1:08 AM

kringeesmom on April 14, 2014 at 1:07 AM

I hope you do too! Good Night and God Bless :)

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 1:08 AM

OmahaConservative on April 14, 2014 at 1:07 AM

’bout the same here, and it had been so nice too! 91 here and there during the week and now this….

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 1:10 AM

oscarwilde on April 14, 2014 at 1:06 AM

I can open my own beer, but I did ask that the melons be ready for tonight, and I was told *not* to bring in any more firewood since it was so warm, didn’t want spiders and bugs in the house I was told…

OmahaConservative on April 14, 2014 at 1:10 AM

Nite America

Schadenfreude on April 14, 2014 at 1:10 AM

I bet he’s trying to build a wooden turboencabulator… <— Insert evil laughter here…

oscarwilde on April 14, 2014 at 1:01 AM

…..used to have Spec Sheets for Both The Westinghouse AND GE varieties of these during plant startup days……

…..we used to give them to newly-graduated engineers and tell them that they needed to order one for us ASAP!……

…..different version of the “Left-Handed Smoke-Shifter” ploy…..

williamg on April 14, 2014 at 1:10 AM

__m(0.0)m__

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 1:12 AM

Wishing Hagfish were still here circling the drain…

OmahaConservative on April 14, 2014 at 1:13 AM

Schadenfreude on April 14, 2014 at 1:10 AM

Good night Schad and thanks for the wonderful music!! God Bless :)

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 1:13 AM

Goodnight gang.
OC, it was high 70′s and sunshine today here.
Sweet home, Alabama.
Course we’ll probably get smacked with these thunderstorms coming out of Texas…just looked at the weather map–this is a HUGE storm–stretches from above the UP in Michigan and forks–one fork in the Lousiana direction, the other towards west Texas. Keep your heads down…be safe, and goodnight.

Doc Holliday on April 14, 2014 at 1:13 AM

Spark would have to be an unusual guy to be “vaguely”…

Schadenfreude on April 14, 2014 at 1:01 AM

rotf :)

Axe on April 14, 2014 at 1:15 AM

Scrumpy wuz here…

” Ü ”

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 1:15 AM

I was told *not* to bring in any more firewood since it was so warm, didn’t want spiders and bugs in the house I was told…

OmahaConservative on April 14, 2014 at 1:10 AM

….Really!?…..

williamg on April 14, 2014 at 1:15 AM

Doc Holliday on April 14, 2014 at 1:13 AM

Good Night Doc and God Bless!! Thanks for update :)

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 1:16 AM

I like this one:

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Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 1:17 AM

I like this one:

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Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 1:17 AM

You must feel tonight like I do most Fridays. :) You just want to swat the world and wake it up.

Axe on April 14, 2014 at 1:18 AM

For all of us experiencing the Big Chill, somthing warming:

ψ ︿_____︿_ψ_ ☼

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 1:20 AM

Axe on April 14, 2014 at 1:18 AM

Yep, I wanna swat it alright…

Am thinking of going to the American Spring, hope to get a ride, me no drive… ): Gonna try and get a group together :)

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 1:21 AM

OmahaConservative on April 14, 2014 at 1:13 AM

NO doubt it’s LURKING!

will pounce once we thin out I bet…

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 1:23 AM

Hagfeesh can EABODD’s

Murphy9 on April 14, 2014 at 1:25 AM

When it comes back I am gonna leave it this:

┌∩┐(^_~)┌∩┐

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 1:25 AM

Murphy9 on April 14, 2014 at 1:25 AM

What’s EABODD’s??

I know for sure it SBNHB‘s!!

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 1:26 AM

┌∩┐(^_~)┌∩┐

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 1:25 AM

HAHAHA!!

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 1:28 AM

Good Night one and all that’s still here!!

God Bless ya’all too!! :)

**swoosh**

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 1:29 AM

HAHAHA!!

Scrumpy on April 14, 2014 at 1:28 AM

Perfect m’dear…

OmahaConservative on April 14, 2014 at 1:30 AM

I am going to bed too. Cold as hell and I needs my electric blankie…

OmahaConservative on April 14, 2014 at 1:31 AM

“I threw the I Ching yesterday; it said there might be some Thunder at The Well!

Peace and Quiet’s been avoiding me for so long it feels like living Hell!

There’s a lone soldier on the hill, watching falling raindrops pour,

You’d never know it to look at him, but in the final shot he won the war,

After losing every battle.”

EEEEEE-DEE-OT WIND!! Blowing Every Time You Move Your Mouth!!

williamg on April 14, 2014 at 1:40 AM

A whole hour between comments?

Lanceman on April 14, 2014 at 2:55 AM

Iron Maiden – Run To The Hills

non-nonpartisan on April 14, 2014 at 3:24 AM

Looks like the Bundy’s and their supporters in this latest showdown are not “…dead beaver hat.”

A refresher of the quote:

http://youtu.be/TY2ajoB_soc

31giddyup on April 14, 2014 at 3:26 AM

While John McCain is senile, Jeb Bush, who calls an invasion of his own country by tens of millions, with a high violent crime and drunk driving rate on top of it – it’s only love – is clearly insanely morally depraved and should be fitted with a white coat that ties in the back. He makes me think of Hannibal Lecter.

VorDaj on April 14, 2014 at 3:28 AM

While John McCain is senile, Jeb Bush, who calls an invasion of his own country by tens of millions, with a high violent crime and drunk driving rate on top of it – it’s only love – is clearly insanely morally depraved and should be fitted with a white coat that ties in the back. He makes me think of Hannibal Lecter.

VorDaj on April 14, 2014 at 3:28 AM

I like how Miss Jackie put it:

Send me a candidate who’ll stand up for the rights of American citizens, legal immigrants, and defend the rule of law. It’s an act of love of country.

thatsafactjack on April 13, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Now, if we could only find one like that.

31giddyup on April 14, 2014 at 3:36 AM

Only Jeb Bush can win. /sarc /sarc

Brock Robamney on April 14, 2014 at 5:37 AM

68 degrees here. Warm wind, rain soon, falling temperatures. Only 40′s tomorrow.

crankyoldlady on April 14, 2014 at 5:56 AM

Fox News did a good report on the Bundy Ranch situation this motning. A guy named Bob Massey was out there talking about the BLM and Harry Reid’s involvement.

crankyoldlady on April 14, 2014 at 6:37 AM

Thanks for the update, COL. I can’t bear to turn on the news first thing in the morning. So I lurk here and rely on updates from the bloggers.

I hope that Harry Reid’s involvement becomes widely known.

esr1951 on April 14, 2014 at 6:45 AM

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch says Jeb Bush and Paul Ryan are on the top of his list for the 2016 presidential election

Paul Ryan will never get my vote. He gutted military pensions and then defended it as “the right thing to do” even as he supported retaining tax credits for the parasites called illegal aliens.

And the reason for my utter lack of support of Ryan is not just what he did to veterans but also the fact that gutting the military and helping the illegals was precisely what the Demonrats wanted. Ryan, in other words, is no leader. Just another stupid RINO looking for grand bargains and willing to give way on principles to do so.

Happy Nomad on April 14, 2014 at 6:56 AM

Good Morning, Patriots! And, Trolls.

You just can’t make this stuff up, – Sarah Palin

My take: New Obamacare Administrator Issued the Order to Block Monuments From WWII Vets. Next…Death Panels?

kingsjester on April 14, 2014 at 6:56 AM

Fox News did a good report on the Bundy Ranch situation this motning. A guy named Bob Massey was out there talking about the BLM and Harry Reid’s involvement.

crankyoldlady on April 14, 2014 at 6:37 AM

Morning COL and I heard the same report driving into work. High around 68 with rain and thunderstorms and possible freeze Wednesday morning.

HonestLib on April 14, 2014 at 7:01 AM

I just saw Mark McKinnon on “Moaning Joe” and this guy could raise the blood pressure of a corpse.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/04/13/why-hillary-v-jeb-would-be-great-for-america.html

“I may be a RINO but I remind you we “moderates” elected the last Republican President!!”

Yeah, what about McCain and Romney. McKinnon had a smirk on his face like “I know this is complete BS” and Schmoe had a smirk on his face like “You know this is COMPLETE BS, right?”

Poor ex-Bush aide Mark. He needs a job bad.

Marcus on April 14, 2014 at 7:11 AM

“I may be a RINO but I remind you we “moderates” elected the last Republican President!!”

Marcus on April 14, 2014 at 7:11 AM

As I recall, GWB was branded as a “compasionate conservative” and not a RINO. That was done to attract the right-wingers that was uninterested in voting for yet another moderate. In short, McKinnon is flat-out wrong. It is the right-wingers who elected the last Republican President. In large part through misleading promises.

Happy Nomad on April 14, 2014 at 7:26 AM

My take: New Obamacare Administrator Issued the Order to Block Monuments From WWII Vets. Next…Death Panels?

kingsjester on April 14, 2014 at 6:56 AM

I heard about that. It’s a good point for them to block the nomination.

crankyoldlady on April 14, 2014 at 7:55 AM

Anyone who can vote for either a Paul Ryan or a Hillary Clinton has no moral compass and absolutely no qualifications to be taken seriously as a handicapper for the GOP nomination.

redware on April 14, 2014 at 8:25 AM

Wonder if Ryan and Jeb are bothered by being lumped together with Hillary Clinton on Rupert’s wish list.Nah, they are RINOs after all.

redware on April 14, 2014 at 9:06 AM

You just can’t make this stuff up, – Sarah Palin

My take: New Obamacare Administrator Issued the Order to Block Monuments From WWII Vets. Next… Death Panels?

kingsjester on April 14, 2014 at 6:56 AM

She is definitely from the same mold as the other Obama nominees, cabinet members and czars. Where did they all come from?

FYI – I got a malicious attack warning the first time I tried to read your blog this morning. I think you’ve hit the big time, kj. Someone doesn’t like “your take”. ;-)

Fallon on April 14, 2014 at 9:19 AM

Wonder if Ryan and Jeb are bothered flattered by being lumped together with Hillary Clinton on Rupert’s wish list…

redware on April 14, 2014 at 9:06 AM

It’s all one big club.

Fallon on April 14, 2014 at 9:20 AM

As I recall, GWB was branded as a “compasionate conservative” and not a RINO. That was done to attract the right-wingers that was uninterested in voting for yet another moderate. In short, McKinnon is flat-out wrong. It is the right-wingers who elected the last Republican President. In large part through misleading promises.
Happy Nomad on April 14, 2014 at 7:26 AM

This line of thinking by the Neocons is simply gobbledygook. Conservatism is compassionate. Compassionate conservative implies that conservatism is not. That is a fallacy I reject. What Big Government program benefited the people? TARP? No child left behind? Common Core? These are some of the failed programs that the Neocons have given us that has caused harm. I do not consider myself as a ‘right winger’. What is the definition of a right winger? I am a constitutionalist. I believe in the founding principles and Government involvement encroaches on our freedom

Brock Robamney on April 14, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Just logging on & heard that either Clive Bundy or his Dtr is going
to be on Glenn Beck radio show. I didn’t catch which, but about 11am EST.

Pressed for time, will read comments later.

bluefox on April 14, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Wonder if Ryan and Jeb are bothered by being lumped together with Hillary Clinton on Rupert’s wish list.Nah, they are RINOs after all.

redware on April 14, 2014 at 9:06 AM

No, they aren’t. Especially Jebbie as he loves Hillary. Remember the award he gave her? He took great pleasure in awarding her the Liberty Medal.

Jeb Bush, the chairman of the Constitution Center will present the award to Clinton at a ceremony scheduled for Sept. 10.

“Former Secretary Clinton has dedicated her life to serving and engaging people across the world in democracy,” said Bush, the Republican former Governor of Florida, son of a former president and brother of another. “These efforts as a citizen, an activist, and a leader have earned Secretary Clinton this year’s Liberty Medal.”

http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/06/28/Jeb-Bush-To-Award-Hillary-Clinton-With-2013-Liberty-Medal

Seeing how Hillary carried out Obama’s agenda, I wonder if Jebbie will find some award for him also.

Liberty Medal, such an insult to Freedom loving people everywhere to be given to someone like that.

Sickening.

bluefox on April 14, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Fallon on April 14, 2014 at 9:19 AM

Thanks for the heads up!

kingsjester on April 14, 2014 at 11:22 AM

two days ago I posted that the USS Donald Cook
was going to the Black Sea…
Russian jets are giving her more than a look now…

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_UNITED_STATES_RUSSIA_SHIP?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

knowing how poorly this WH does critical thinking…this could end bad..

“Russian Fencer made 12 passes, and flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level.”

going2mars on April 14, 2014 at 2:23 PM

NRA endorses McConnell in Ky.

What?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3143666/posts

bluefox on April 14, 2014 at 4:27 PM

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