Quotes of the day

posted at 10:21 pm on May 21, 2014 by Allahpundit

Matt Bevin reaches into the breast pocket of his jacket and extracts a wrinkled, yellow piece of paper. “Fraud Alert,” it reads, in alarming, official-seeming font. “Sensitive Materials Enclosed. Please Open Immediately.”…

“This information is provided as a public service,” the notice explains. It’s an attack mailer from McConnell’s re-election campaign, dressed up to look like an official government notice and sent to thousands of GOP primary voters across Kentucky…

“It’s all made-up lies about me,” Bevin complains, his voice rising as he vents about the negative tone of the primary contest. “It’s unbelievable. It’s crap. This is how he has run his entire race. He’s attacking me for being a member of the tea party while threatening to crush these people and punch them in the nose. All of this is just absolute horse pucky.”…

After two straight election cycles in which Republicans fumbled winnable Senate races by nominating flawed conservative candidates, McConnell vowed early this year to beat back tea party-backed candidates and their supporters wherever they surfaced.

***

“We were able to sneak up on people in the past. There’s no sneaking up on people anymore,” said Chris Chocola, the former Indiana congressman who now heads Club for Growth. “If there’s an incumbent in a benign to helpful political environment, they’re very, very hard to beat. An incumbent in an adversarial political environment is easier but still tough to beat.”…

This year, Republican campaign committees put their members on notice at the start of the cycle. Staffers at the National Republican Congressional Committee held a series of briefings for lawmakers about how to prepare for tough primaries. On the Senate level, senior National Republican Senatorial Committee strategists held one-on-one meetings with sitting senators to emphasize the importance of working actively to lock down the party nomination.

For many Republicans accustomed to running in conservative states and House districts, the very idea of running a full-scale reelection effort was something of a novelty. But the results speak for themselves, as untested challengers have watched their political platforms disintegrate under the withering pressure of a competitive statewide campaign.

***

Republican infighting is far more common and more brutal than that experienced by Democrats, egged on by a constellation of rabble-rousing conservative groups who pour money into ginning up the base. These battles, it hardly needs to be said, inevitably push the nominee far to the right in ways that may alienate moderate voters. North Carolina’s Republican Senate nominee, Thom Tillis, sought to reassure primary voters of his anti-Obamacare bona fides by boasting about how he worked to prevent the state from expanding Medicare; now his Democratic opponent, Senator Kay Hagan, is attacking him for his opposition to the expansion, which is generally popular.

When McConnell’s victory was declared on Tuesday night, national conservative groups rushed to embrace McConnell. The Senate Conservatives Fund, the Madison Project, FreedomWorks, and the Tea Party Patriots all issued statements calling for unity. (Only Bevin was not on board; embittered by his rough treatment at the hands of a wily political operator, he complained about having been “lied about” and “ridiculed.”) But the question remains whether the groups will throw themselves into the effort to reelect McConnell with as much gusto as they devoted to trying to take him down. For many on the right, attacking Republicans has become the only thing they know how to do.

***

“Unfortunately, I think this race, like some other races this cycle, tell a different story,” Walker said. “And the story it tells is the establishment is willing to spend what is necessary to defend their people.”…

One conservative strategist, who requested anonymity to speak candidly, said years of bad press for tea-party candidates has eroded the group’s appeal to just about everybody—Republicans included. In polls this strategist has seen, with the exception of the most conservative states, a majority of GOP voters no longer identify themselves as members of the tea party. Yet many conservative challengers still insist on labeling themselves part of the tea party.

“The tea party as a brand is dead in general elections,” the operative said. “It’s on death’s door in primaries.”

***

In an NBC News/Marist poll earlier this month, [Mitch McConnell] was beating Matt Bevin 53–33 among Republicans who consider themselves tea partiers. A Bluegrass poll had him ahead of Bevin 58–35 among conservative voters.

So did the Tea Party lose last night? Some tea-party groups did. Looking at the Tea Party as a bottom-up phenomenon, though, it looks like tea partiers got the candidate they wanted.

***

“I’m probably considered to be from the tea party, but I supported Sen. McConnell because I like, you know, that he’s a conservative,” Paul told reporters Wednesday in the Capitol. “I don’t know that that’s a defeat of the tea party necessarily when he wins. I think he stands for conservative principles, and him winning is consistent with the tea party.”

“It’s not always, I think, as clear cut who is — since the tea party has no membership,” Paul continued. “It’s sort of like everybody — or a lot of people — say they’re in it, some people say they’re not.”

***

Throughout the early part of this year, there has been one political narrative above all others: tea party vs. Republican establishment, or a Republican Party at war with itself. It is both a real and a flawed concept, as the first rounds of primaries have demonstrated.

Real because there are important differences between hard-charging tea party conservatives who believe there is still too much business as usual, even among Republicans in Washington and the more cautious establishment types. Flawed because the Republican Party of 2014 is still more united by its deep dislike of President Obama and his policies, and by the prospect of winning control of the Senate in the fall, than by those differences…

[E]very establishment figure in the party, with rare exceptions, sees tea party activists as an essential part of a winning coalition. They need the tea party running at full strength this fall and are being careful not to do anything to push that wing of the party away.

“The tea party is a part of the Republican majority coalition at this point,” said David Winston, a GOP pollster.

***

[I]t is a sign that all of this talk about the tea party’s demise is a bit premature and misplaced precisely because no Republican is willing to speak ill of it. Sure, plenty of GOPers will criticize this or that self-appointed leader or spokesman, but the criticism is almost always that they are breaking faith with the true spirit of the tea parties. Unlike Democrats and Occupy Wall Street (which the MSM celebrated rather than pilloried), Republicans need to say nice things about the the tea-party movement, because the tea-party movement is very powerful within the GOP. Indeed, nearly all of these “establishment” conservatives won by coopting or embracing tea-party messages. As someone who works at a magazine that has been trying to have a similar rightward pull on Republicans for over a half-century, that doesn’t look like failure so much as remarkable success. As commented on Twitter last night, for all the talk about a GOP civil war, there’s been a whole lot more civil than war…

It was a smart and — by my lights — deeply patriotic decision not to become a third party. And it’s being vindicated. Yes, there have been some big and nasty fights. And yes there are some hard feelings. And that will continue. But that happens in politics, which ain’t beanbag.

***

In the beginning, the GOP establishment had grown old and fat and corrupt, and the tea party bench was full of young and talented and pure candidates. And so, when quality candidates like former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio and former Rep. and Club for Growth head Pat Toomey challenged moderate GOP candidates like then-Gov. Charlie Crist (Fla.) and then-Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.) — both of whom later became Democrats — it was like picking low-hanging fruit.

But there are only so many Rubios and Toomeys (and only so many Crists and Specters). So it gets increasingly harder to replicate this success. The well of quality tea party candidates goes dry, and eventually, you’re scraping the bottom. What’s more, the early victories send a message to the old guard that they’d better clean up their act.

And so, the tea party message gets co-opted by the establishment — which, for tea party conservatives, ought to be cause for celebration; incumbents who want to survive either get religion, or get ousted.

If the tea party is having a bad year, it’s only because they are a victim of their own success.

***

First, Kentucky is a huge win for the Tea Party because Bevin’s defeat will greatly increase the odds that the general election race will be a referendum on Tea Party principles rather than animal cruelty. (In a campaign low point, Bevin attended a cockfight rally and later fumbled his explanation about his attendance.)

Second, the transformation of McConnell’s campaign from 2008 to 2014 shows the overwhelming persuasive and redemptive power of the Tea Party. In 2008, the Senate minority leader ran a series of ads touting his success at bringing home the bacon. In 2014, his campaign had lost that aroma. McConnell himself helped end earmarks in 2010 and recently said no to Majority Leader Harry Reid’s call to restore the disgraced practice. McConnell’s evolving message shows how the real Tea Party can co-opt and win over the GOP establishment when it sticks to its principles…

Across the country, the Tea Party is leading a great and historic corrective. It is pulling both parties not to the right but to the middle — to a place of fiscal sanity and sustainability. The Tea Party is slowly but surely reversing an 80-year trend in which a center-left governing coalition in Washington has imposed its will on a center-right country. With the Tea Party’s help, the country is pushing back and saying “enough” to D.C.’s decadence that has given us a $17 trillion debt, an economy with zero wage growth since 1989 and safety net programs that are on the verge of collapse.

***

In early 2010, Kate O’Beirne and I looked at detailed polling of Tea Party attitudes for the National Review. We argued that unifying the Republican Party would be easier than it was when Christian conservatives or supporters of Ross Perot joined the coalition: Unlike those earlier groups, Tea Party advocates already believed the same things that regular Republicans did. They basically were regular Republicans, just, if you will, more so.

The differences between the Tea Party and “establishment Republicans” have largely concerned style and attitude rather than program and ideology, and these are easily finessed — especially because moods change…

Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader whom self-proclaimed spokesmen for the Tea Party have loudly denounced, almost certainly won most Kentucky Republicans who consider themselves Tea Partiers in his re-election primary this week. Some of the denouncers are warning that McConnell will lose in November unless he gets his challenger’s Tea Party supporters to turn his way. Some of those supporters tell pollsters they’re so disgusted with McConnell that they’ll back his Democratic opponent. They won’t.

That’s not because the Tea Party movement is dead. It’s because the movement the pundits imagined — a bitter enemy of the existing, pretty conservative Republican Party — was never truly alive.

***

Sometimes it is not possible to go from a position of extreme weakness to one of great power in one fell swoop. We must realize that getting people into office who agree with us 90 percent of the time is far superior to ending up with someone who opposes you at every opportunity at the behest of their party leaders. With patience and good leadership, the 90 percenters could be moved in the right direction and would be great allies in redirecting our country toward common-sense solutions for our multitude of problems…

If a ship is about to suffer massive destruction by sailing over Niagara Falls, why devote energy to scraping the barnacles off the bottom? There will be plenty of time for that once the ship is saved. Worrying about the barnacles before reversing course detracts from critical action. Enough said.

This rationale will anger some who feel that their important issue, be it homosexual marriage, abortion, illegal immigration, or Second Amendment rights, should never be anywhere except front and center. I sympathize with those sentiments, but as a pragmatist, I realize that if conservatives continue to be fragmented over issues on which there will never be unanimous agreement, they will never get the chance to address these issues down the road. Principles are important — but so are wisdom and savvy when building consensus with people with different principles.

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They may have still won big.. but the fact they had to pay attention and actually had opponents is not a plus. They shouldn’t have had any opponents at all! That’s the real story here!

JellyToast on May 21, 2014 at 10:54 PM

I concur. It will become more and more difficult for them. Conservatives are becoming more organized besides.

crankyoldlady on May 21, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Judge_Dredd on May 21, 2014 at 10:56 PM

If you have to go, later is better.

KCB on May 21, 2014 at 10:57 PM

A “Republican” congress will be business as usual. There is no advantage to voting for a RINO. You might as well vote for a Democrat. In fact if both houses are Repub. they can do more damage than is already being done.

crankyoldlady on May 21, 2014 at 10:53 PM

I agree completely… all a Republican Congress will do for us is allow more time to stock up on bullets, beans, and bandaids.

PointnClick on May 21, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Is the Tea Party Dead?
Can dead people post on a blog?
Guess not.

Whiterock on May 21, 2014 at 10:57 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on May 21, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Prayers ascending…

OmahaConservative on May 21, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Good Evening Peeps:

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/richmond-va-us/

Richmond, VA, US
Virginia, US

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#Breaking news in Virginia. An #earthquake just west of #Richmond. So far no reports of damage from the 3.2 magnitude #quake.
10:52 PM – 21 May 2014
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#BREAKING 3.2 magnitude earthquake reported about 30 miles west of Richmond, Va. The latest on 11 News Tonight at 11PM. #wbal
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earthquakes
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USGS map: Nearly 1,000 people felt the earthquake near Richmond, Va. – @EdPiotrowski
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Powhatan, VA, US
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Powhatan County, Va., sheriff’s office says no immediate reports od damage after 3.2-magnitude earthquake near Richmond – @NBCNews
End of alert
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earthquakes
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Magnitude 3.2 earthquake near Richmond, Va. – USGS
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earthquakes
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Editor’s note: According to WTVR in Richmond, Va., there have been reports of shaking in the area. USGS hasn’t published an earthquake report for the area. – Stephanie
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canopfor on May 21, 2014 at 10:58 PM

2.7 20km S of Medford, Oklahoma 2014-05-21 22:25:10 UTC-04:00 4.9 km

3.2 13km SW of Powhatan, Virginia 2014-05-21 21:47:14 UTC-04:00 1.1 km

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/

canopfor on May 21, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Bmore on May 21, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Exercise in futility, my friend.

KCB on May 21, 2014 at 11:00 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on May 21, 2014 at 10:57 PM

I was so hoping.

crankyoldlady on May 21, 2014 at 11:00 PM

If you have to go, later is better.

KCB on May 21, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Well it’s a six of one half dozen of the other situation. I can avoid the idiots but they’re re-stocking so I may not get the frozen pizzas I like.

Judge_Dredd on May 21, 2014 at 11:00 PM

chelsa cliton will give hilery grandchil when hilery is president an life is goood

dale1 on May 21, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Hey Chelsea’s MIL lost.

crankyoldlady on May 21, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Hey Chelsea’s MIL lost.

crankyoldlady on May 21, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Thank God…

OmahaConservative on May 21, 2014 at 11:02 PM

hilery be vey good presidant will fix everthing

dale1 on May 21, 2014 at 8:54 PM

hilery smart and strong and rich

dale1 on May 21, 2014 at 8:57 PM

hilery husbind smart with man frends…

dale1 on May 21, 2014 at 8:58 PM

It’s scary how utterly stupid and illiterate some people are…along with the frightening fact that they cancel out our votes.

Teh ‘tupid, it burns.

Resist We Much on May 21, 2014 at 11:03 PM

chelsa cliton

dale1 on May 21, 2014 at 11:01 PM

That is not a typo…

PointnClick on May 21, 2014 at 11:03 PM

What’s the mailing address to the Tea Party headquarters?

Galtian on May 21, 2014 at 11:03 PM

oscarwilde on May 21, 2014 at 10:52 PM

I thought I saw you in the crowd. You were talking last night about bridges. I saw this one back in 2001. Amazing to watch. The entire bridge pivots to allow ships to pass.

lineholder on May 21, 2014 at 11:03 PM

TXUS on May 21, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Agreed, TXUS–the trick is to hold the R’s feet to the fire and force them to the right.

Newtie and the Beauty on May 21, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Judge_Dredd on May 21, 2014 at 11:00 PM

True.

KCB on May 21, 2014 at 11:03 PM

dale1 on May 21, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Tap, tap. Is there anybody out there?

Bmore on May 21, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Um, huh?

Judge_Dredd on May 21, 2014 at 10:52 PM

???

burrata on May 21, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Best I can figure, Ratso has a sock named dale1. OC thinks he’s drunk under the bed but that tipsy cat got ahold of a laptop and is posting tonight. Things just keep getting weirder and weirder here.

Fallon on May 21, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Is everyone enjoying the humidity? Besides oscar…

OmahaConservative on May 21, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Whoa … the QOTD crowd gets rowdy right out of the shoot.

I’ve already got a headache … you’re all on your own.

Oregon selected their “R” senate candidate … Monica is the RINO we all expected to be our big shooter in this election. WTH are we supposed to do now? Support her I guess … Merkley is worthless.

ORrighty on May 21, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Even when we win, we loose.
SW WA Voter

Whiterock on May 21, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Hey Chelsea’s MIL lost.

crankyoldlady on May 21, 2014 at 11:02 PM

If the Palin’s had propped up a candidate lke they did, The news would be how irrelevant Palin is.

KCB on May 21, 2014 at 11:05 PM

I like this Dale person. If he keeps posting I may put off shopping until tomorrow. I think I still have 1 more bag of microwave popcorn.

Judge_Dredd on May 21, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Fallon on May 21, 2014 at 11:04 PM

LOLZ!

OmahaConservative on May 21, 2014 at 11:06 PM

I thought that was rebellious Ratso typing. Sneaked in during open registration?

viking01 on May 21, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Prayers ascending…

OmahaConservative on May 21, 2014 at 10:57 PM

OC: Your State just had another Shaker:)
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AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo2qQmj0_h4

Showing event times using Local System Time (UTC-04:00)

3.6 11km SSW of Guthrie, Oklahoma 2014-05-21 22:46:10 UTC-04:00 10.9 km

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/

canopfor on May 21, 2014 at 11:06 PM

dale1 on May 21, 2014 at 11:01 PM

If you need me to send help, just groan.

Bmore on May 21, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Tap, tap. Is there anybody out there?

Bmore on May 21, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Exercise in futility, my friend.

KCB on May 21, 2014 at 11:00 PM

KCB on May 21, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Monica is “personally” anti abortion, but is afraid to run on it. I am sure she considers herself a leader though.

Whiterock on May 21, 2014 at 11:08 PM

oscarwilde on May 21, 2014 at 10:52 PM

I thought I saw you in the crowd. You were talking last night about bridges. I saw this one back in 2001. Amazing to watch. The entire bridge pivots to allow ships to pass.

lineholder on May 21, 2014 at 11:03 PM

At the moment more of a peeking in from time to time, watching a movie online.

oscarwilde on May 21, 2014 at 11:08 PM

hilery wil fix obomacar so it work

dale1 on May 21, 2014 at 11:09 PM

KCB on May 21, 2014 at 11:07 PM

I have a soft spot in my heart for it.

Bmore on May 21, 2014 at 11:09 PM

dale1

Someone’s smartphone is drunk and pocket dialing.

Sockpocket.

Resist We Much on May 21, 2014 at 11:09 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on May 21, 2014 at 10:57 PM

No…no flood…soaking rain yes, but no flood…

Newtie and the Beauty on May 21, 2014 at 11:09 PM

I knew it.

Fallon on May 21, 2014 at 11:09 PM

oscarwilde on May 21, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Enjoy it1 Hope it’s a good one!

lineholder on May 21, 2014 at 11:10 PM

FIFY…

Newtie and the Beauty on May 21, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Heh…

OmahaConservative on May 21, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Man Allah sure is doing a lot of cartwheels about this. He can’t get enough posts about it.

The Notorious G.O.P on May 21, 2014 at 11:10 PM

I have a soft spot in my heart for it.

Bmore on May 21, 2014 at 11:09 PM

You are a good man.

KCB on May 21, 2014 at 11:11 PM

hilery wil fix obomacar so it work

dale1 on May 21, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Hopefully, ‘obomacar’ will cover your expenses at the Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar Trauma Centre…at which you should seek assistance posthaste.

Resist We Much on May 21, 2014 at 11:11 PM

dale1 on May 21, 2014 at 11:09 PM

There, there, of course she will. Would you like us to send some additional assistance your way?

Bmore on May 21, 2014 at 11:11 PM

hilery wil fix obomacar so it work

dale1 on May 21, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Hehehe. you sound like Coolrepublica thinks! :)

Judge_Dredd on May 21, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Judge_Dredd on May 21, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Remember that Jonesin’ problem I had? It might find some relief tonight… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 21, 2014 at 11:12 PM

hey boss

i think archy and mehitabel are missing their typewriter.

viking01 on May 21, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Resist We Much on May 21, 2014 at 11:11 PM

It could be drugged.

Bmore on May 21, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Hopefully, ‘obomacar’ will cover your expenses at the Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar Trauma Centre…at which you should seek assistance posthaste.

Resist We Much on May 21, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Stop! You people are killing me! :-D

Judge_Dredd on May 21, 2014 at 11:13 PM

I thought that was rebellious Ratso typing. Sneaked in during open registration?

viking01 on May 21, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Um, huh?

Judge_Dredd on May 21, 2014 at 10:52 PM

???

burrata on May 21, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Best I can figure, Ratso has a sock named dale1. OC thinks he’s drunk under the bed but that tipsy cat got ahold of a laptop and is posting tonight. Things just keep getting weirder and weirder here.

Fallon on May 21, 2014 at 11:04 PM

You two owe that cat an apology.
He’s a much better grammar and spelling feline, even if he is drunk.

Cheese Wheel on May 21, 2014 at 11:13 PM

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canopfor on May 21, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Dang RWM, hit the wrong button. Sorry for the strike. Drugs maybe? Could be.

Bmore on May 21, 2014 at 11:13 PM

oscarwilde on May 21, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Enjoy it1 Hope it’s a good one!

lineholder on May 21, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Cheese science fiction; Battle Los Angeles, on the positive side, at least the Aliens complete destroy L.A…

oscarwilde on May 21, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Dale’s posts are what you would get if you put the alphabet and dictionary in a clown car and drove it into a brick wall.

Resist We Much on May 21, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Apparently, HA blocks Siamese cats on computers… One more try.

Fallon on May 21, 2014 at 11:13 PM

We only had 3/4 inch of rain but down in the Dayton area they had several inches and bad flooding. I75 is still gridlocked. A friend of mine was down in Tipp City and had trouble finding a way around the flooding to get back north.

crankyoldlady on May 21, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Divinyls – I Touch Myself

RickB on May 21, 2014 at 11:14 PM

dale1 on May 21, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Oh, honey

Newtie and the Beauty on May 21, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Dale’s posts are what you would get if you put the alphabet and dictionary in a clown car and drove it into a brick wall.

Resist We Much on May 21, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Now I spewed more beer on poor Ratso, and he just came out to see me…

OmahaConservative on May 21, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on May 21, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Hugh Jackman singing “Crying Over You” Start at about 4:45

lineholder on May 21, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Dang RWM, hit the wrong button. Sorry for the strike. Drugs maybe? Could be.

Bmore on May 21, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Nah. Dale’s posts are making us all stupid.

Who said it was survival of the fittest? lol

Resist We Much on May 21, 2014 at 11:15 PM

president obama was a real leader in korea, so proud of him. he brought tears to my eyes
dale1 on April 25, 2014 at 8:18 PM

i’d love to have a side of mr. bundy’s beef
dale1 on April 25, 2014 at 9:02 PM

cannot you rude bufoons stay on topic, for just one quotes of day? is that asking to much? geeez
dale1 on April 25, 2014 at 9:05 PM

why are you so cranky, old lady?
dale1 on April 25, 2014 at 9:07 PM

i take cranky very seiously, i had a crank of my own for years and years
dale1 on April 25, 2014 at 9:15 PM

i do not drink liqour. it is evil and immoral and very destructive
dale1 on April 25, 2014 at 9:19 PM

is this what peoples do for quotes of day? sit around drinking evil liqour and posting nonsense there are importand stuff to discuss these days
dale1 on April 25, 2014 at 9:28 PM

we should discuss hilarys soon to be new grandkid, she will be lovly grandmom that lucky chld
dale1 on April 25, 2014 at 9:35 PM

cats are sneeky and evil, want to kill things
dale1 on April 25, 2014 at 9:55 PM

hilary is lovly and smart women
dale1 on April 25, 2014 at 10:02 PM

can everone agree hilary is very smart at leest and will be good presidant
dale1 on April 25, 2014 at 10:22 PM

i get hurt fellings to just like most normal peoples. no one been nice too me yet
dale1 on April 25, 2014 at 10:31 PM

dose it have to get vulger and say hilary likes pyssy
dale1 on April 25, 2014 at 10:42 PM

if hilary like pusy shouldnt have girlfiend insted off bill
dale1 on April 25, 2014 at 10:51 PM

why evryone so jealous of hilary
dale1 on April 25, 2014 at 10:55 PM

smartes ladie on eart
dale1 on April 25, 2014 at 11:11 PM

not only smart but prety
dale1 on April 25, 2014 at 11:23 PM

hilarys husband should stay home to sex with here. they will be grandpas soon
dale1 on April 25, 2014 at 11:37 PM

hilary will be good presidant for black, mexican and whites all will lov here
dale1 on April 26, 2014 at 12:04 AM

why everone puttin loud an evil music up her? must be drinking evil liqour and stuff
dale1 on April 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM

hilary will make obamacare even sweater and will be best presidant ever
dale1 on April 26, 2014 at 1:12 AM

i dont like how i was treeted her tonight i got fellings just like all other peoples
dale1 on April 26, 2014 at 2:10 AM

now is when hilary and reset buton is neede
dale1 on April 26, 2014 at 10:51 AM

maybe 14 yr girl likes sex with him
dale1 on April 26, 2014 at 11:37 AM

this will make obamacare easier for hilary to run when she presidant
dale1 on April 26, 2014 at 11:18 AM

put hilary in charge she fix things until she presidant
dale1 on April 26, 2014 at 6:03 PM

hilary is an lovly and smart women will be great presidant
dale1 on April 26, 2014 at 8:24 PM

dont call hillary hiefer rude bufoon not nice to call smart and lovly women those stuff
dale1 on April 26, 2014 at 9:11 PM

let repubican fihgt an than hilery become presidant the county need her to save us
dale1 on May 21, 2014 at 10:51 PM

hilary could fix lance problem when presidant
dale1 on April 28, 2014 at 12:20 AM

hilery be vey good presidant will fix everthing
dale1 on May 21, 2014 at 8:54 PM

hilery smart and strong and rich
dale1 on May 21, 2014 at 8:57 PM

hilery husbind smart with man frends…
dale1 on May 21, 2014 at 8:58 PM

chelsa cliton will give hilery grandchil when hilery is president an life is goood
dale1 on May 21, 2014 at 11:01 PM

hilery wil fix obomacar so it work
dale1 on May 21, 2014 at 11:09 PM

steebo77 on May 21, 2014 at 11:15 PM

You two owe that cat an apology.
He’s a much better grammar and spelling feline, even if he is drunk.

Cheese Wheel on May 21, 2014 at 11:13 PM

But, he’s not posting as Ratso, he’s posting as dale1. You were thrown off by his amazing ability to project being a Hillary shill. He’s a clever cat, even if he is drunk.

Fallon on May 21, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Dale’s posts are what you would get if you put the alphabet and dictionary in a clown car and drove it into a brick wall.

Resist We Much on May 21, 2014 at 11:13 PM

That’s hysterical. I wonder who it is.

crankyoldlady on May 21, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Apparently, HA blocks Siamese cats on computers… One more try.

Fallon on May 21, 2014 at 11:13 PM

LOLZ! That was great…

OmahaConservative on May 21, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Uhh. Wow.

Cheese Wheel on May 21, 2014 at 11:16 PM

SarahCudian Commencement Speechy:

• Sarah Palin • New Hope High School Graduation • 5/21/14 •

Published on May 21, 2014
***************************

May 21st, 2014 • New Hope, Alabama • Governor Sarah Palin delivered the commencement speech to the graduates of Alabama’s New Hope High School.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAoRtbYPv6w

canopfor on May 21, 2014 at 11:16 PM

dale1 on May 21, 2014 at 11:09 PM

dale1? I’m sending someone over straight away. Just hang on.

Bmore on May 21, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Dale’s posts are what you would get if you put the alphabet and dictionary in a clown car and drove it into a brick wall.

Resist We Much on May 21, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Now I spewed more beer on poor Ratso, and he just came out to see me…

OmahaConservative on May 21, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Oops. Sorry.

Resist We Much on May 21, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Fallon on May 21, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Ewwww. That’s a WEDGEHEAD!
*FYI: Wedgeheads are cool too-they’re just not as cool as appleheads.*

annoyinglittletwerp on May 21, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Now I spewed more beer on poor Ratso, and he just came out to see me…

OmahaConservative on May 21, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Now, now, OC…you know that kibble makes Ratso thirsty…

Newtie and the Beauty on May 21, 2014 at 11:17 PM

oscarwilde on May 21, 2014 at 11:13 PM

ROFL. I take it you aren’t fond of LA?

lineholder on May 21, 2014 at 11:17 PM

steebo77 on May 21, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Tell him to hang on steebo77, help is almost there.

Bmore on May 21, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Ewwww. That’s a WEDGEHEAD!
*FYI: Wedgeheads are cool too-they’re just not as cool as appleheads.*

annoyinglittletwerp on May 21, 2014 at 11:17 PM

I found a cute applehead but HA blocked it twice, so I went with the wedge. Besides, Ratso was pretending to be a wedgie named dale1.

Fallon on May 21, 2014 at 11:18 PM

You two owe that cat an apology.
He’s a much better grammar and spelling feline, even if he is drunk.

Cheese Wheel on May 21, 2014 at 11:13 PM

But, he’s not posting as Ratso, he’s posting as dale1. You were thrown off by his amazing ability to project being a Hillary shill. He’s a clever cat, even if he is drunk.

Fallon on May 21, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Hillary for President is paying cats to shill? I need to get my four working for their dinner.
Funny fact, Hillary likes cat.

Cheese Wheel on May 21, 2014 at 11:19 PM

“I’m probably considered to be from the tea party, but I supported Sen. McConnell because I like, you know, that he’s a conservative,” Paul told reporters Wednesday in the Capitol. “I don’t know that that’s a defeat of the tea party necessarily when he wins. I think he stands for conservative principles, and him winning is consistent with the tea party.”

Enjoy your pedestrian career in the Senate, Rand. You will never win the support of conservative with tripe like that, and you will never be more than the junior Senator from Kentucky. Putz.

Jaibones on May 21, 2014 at 11:19 PM

RickB on May 21, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Sure that isn’t Putin?

lineholder on May 21, 2014 at 11:19 PM

chelsa cliton will give hilery grandchil when hilery is president an life is goood dale1 on May 21, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Yo, AP. Come up with a better sock. This one is useless.

We appreciate and enjoy your interaction, but you can do better than this.

Maybe a spin-off of nonP?

wolly4321 on May 21, 2014 at 11:19 PM

steebo77 on May 21, 2014 at 11:15 PM

I personally think it’s bluegill. And I am being serious.

KCB on May 21, 2014 at 11:20 PM

For Dale.

Help is on its Way

Judge_Dredd on May 21, 2014 at 11:20 PM

You two owe that cat an apology.
He’s a much better grammar and spelling feline, even if he is drunk.

Cheese Wheel on May 21, 2014 at 11:13 PM

PointnClick on May 21, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Hey! That looked like Tara the hero cat.

Cheese Wheel on May 21, 2014 at 11:20 PM

One Republic – Good Life

lineholder on May 21, 2014 at 11:21 PM

lineholder on May 21, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Well done, LH! You know he got his start in musical comedy? ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 21, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Fallon on May 21, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Awww. Wonder what was wrong with the applehead link?

OmahaConservative on May 21, 2014 at 11:21 PM

I figured a can of alphabet soup had taught someone to spell but those are capital letters.

viking01 on May 21, 2014 at 11:21 PM

dale1!!!

Bmore on May 21, 2014 at 11:22 PM

“I’m probably considered to be from the tea party, but I supported Sen. McConnell because I like, you know, that he’s a conservative,” Paul told reporters Wednesday in the Capitol. “I don’t know that that’s a defeat of the tea party necessarily when he wins. I think he stands for conservative principles, and him winning is consistent with the tea party.”

This is totally incoherent.

crankyoldlady on May 21, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Well done, LH! You know he got his start in musical comedy? ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 21, 2014 at 11:21 PM

As far as I can tell, there isn’t much the man can’t do. Saw videos of him earlier today singing in the musical “Oklahoma”!

Wasn’t expecting that. ;-)

lineholder on May 21, 2014 at 11:23 PM

This is totally incoherent.

crankyoldlady on May 21, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Aren’t you a teacher? Fix it for him and us…

OmahaConservative on May 21, 2014 at 11:24 PM

This is totally incoherent.

crankyoldlady on May 21, 2014 at 11:22 PM

why are you so cranky, old lady?

dale1 on April 25, 2014 at 9:07 PM

steebo77 on May 21, 2014 at 11:24 PM

For Twerp.

(OC, I think there was something in the name of the website.)

Fallon on May 21, 2014 at 11:25 PM

when dose loud rude music and drinkin strat her

dale1 on May 21, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Yep…Levin was trying to rally the troops today! Telling us not to be discouraged and never stop fighting to defend/preserve the Constitution.

wolverinefan on May 21, 2014 at 10:35 PM

I used to listen to Levin for a number of years and thought he was tea party and then he changed and supported Orrin Hatch against the tea party, and was rude aboutit, and started sounding like every other GOP establishment neocon hack, so I stopped listening and never went back.

FloatingRock on May 21, 2014 at 11:25 PM

One thing I still appreciate about Mark Levin is that he is a strong ally against amnesty and open-borders.

FloatingRock on May 21, 2014 at 11:26 PM

For Twerp.

(OC, I think there was something in the name of the website.)

Fallon on May 21, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Awwww!
I want to snorgle it.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 21, 2014 at 11:26 PM

For Dale.

Help is on its Way

Judge_Dredd on May 21, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Wasn’t expecting that…was expecting this

I’ll send you the bill ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 21, 2014 at 11:26 PM

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