Quotes of the day

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

One would have to be pretty far gone in spin to deny the obvious about yesterday’s defeat of House majority leader Eric Cantor in a primary: Republican voters were rejecting the idea of “comprehensive immigration reform.” To be sure, it was not the only reason he was defeated. A sizable number of voters thought he had grown inattentive to the district. David Brat, who beat Cantor, assailed him for being too tight with Wall Street and big business on a range of corporate-welfare issues. A lot of tea partiers are unhappy with a Republican hierarchy that they see as insufficiently willing to fight for conservative principles. Immigration, though, was indisputably the top policy issue in the race, and it was a symbol of everything else that motivated Brat’s candidacy.

A lot of Republicans, disproportionately those in Washington, D.C., harbor the fantasy that the party could make great gains among Hispanic voters if it would only offer legal status to millions of illegal immigrants, create large guest-worker programs, and refrain from insisting that enforcement of the existing laws be shown to work before taking these steps. Cantor refused to shut the door on this approach, so primary voters shut the door on him.

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Here’s my favorite Eric Cantor story. At the Republican Convention in 2008, I approached Cantor after an event, introduced myself as a constituent, and told him where I lived. It’s a tiny place, more of a wide spot in the road than an actual town, so this was partly a test to see how well Cantor knew his own district. I turns out that he did recognize the town, and to prove it, he started to tell me about how he had worked on getting us an earmark for a local Civil War battlefield park. An earmark, mind you, just after Republicans had officially renounced earmarks in an attempt to appease small-government types. Cantor suddenly realized this and literally stopped himself in mid-sentence. Then he hastily added: “But we don’t do that any more.”

That, ladies and gentlemen, was Eric Cantor: the soul of an establishment machine politician, with the “messaging” of the small-government conservatives grafted uneasily on top of it.

So yes, you can now tear up all those articles pronouncing the death of the Tea Party movement, because this is the essence of what the Tea Party is about: letting the establishment know that they have to do more than offer lip service to a small-government agenda, that we expect them to actually mean it. Or as Dave Brat put it in one of his frenzied post-victory interviews, “the problem with the Republican principles is that nobody follows them.”

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But if you are a nervous Republican member of Congress, the lesson you’re going to take is the one that keeps you alive: Don’t fall out of favor with your activist base.

If you do get into trouble, even the traditional weaponry might not save you. Cantor outspent his opponent 20-to-1. Cantor had the power to deliver things to his district. Cantor was seen as next in line to replace John Boehner as speaker of the House, which would have meant even more power and prestige for his district. This is an undiluted version of the lesson being taught in Mississippi where Sen. Thad Cochran’s incumbency—and the funnel of federal spending that goes with it—aren’t protecting him from a Tea Party challenger. Expensive pollsters aren’t going to save you, either. Cantor’s told him he was up by 35 points going into the election…

If the House leadership needed a member to take a tough vote, they could convince him that his fears of being targeted were overblown. Members no longer had to worry as much about well-financed groups with communications departments harnessing grass-roots anger and pointing it at them. The problem is that’s not what happened in the Cantor race. Those outside groups didn’t play the role in this race that they have in other races that have been labeled as Tea Party vs. Establishment fights. (Though that didn’t stop them from pretending they had a hand in Brat’s victory.) So the message is the refreshing and reaffirming one that it’s the voters who can turn on you. Brat’s win will encourage more attempts, and whether the Cantor defeat can be replicated elsewhere doesn’t matter. All incumbents will think there is a monster hiding under their bed—and maybe they’re right.

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Brat made a broader case that used opposition to Cantor on immigration as a policy centerpiece. His campaign did not solely consist of frothing denunciations of “amnesty.”

Instead, he argued that Cantor’s position on immigration was representative of an agenda that would lower American wages, pervert the free market, and undermine the rule of law. Brat wove opposition to mass legalization and expanded guest-worker programs into a broader narrative of defending the middle class, restoring opportunity, and advancing the cause of economic liberty (which is deeply connected, according to Brat, to the rule of law)…

By making opposition to the White House’s immigration agenda part of a broader narrative about defending the middle class and advancing freedom, Brat was able to build a grassroots movement into a winning coalition. Many proponents of Republican reform have been very skeptical about what the Beltway calls “comprehensive immigration reform” (i.e., bad-faith open borders) because they fear that this set of policies undermines the average American worker, damages economic opportunity, and harms the civic fabric of the nation.

Far from a defeat for conservative reformers (as some have alleged), Brat’s victory could instead be seen as a sign of the growing viability of a conservatism that synthesizes beliefs in decentralized power, economic opportunity and growth, middle-class uplift, the rule of law, the protection of civil liberties, and a strong national defense.

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Many responses to the reform conservative agenda have applauded the impulse to bring more policy innovation to the conservative arsenal, but have almost all done so from a perspective where to “reform” the Republican Party is to make it “more moderate”, and more “moderate” in the specific sense of (although those critics would never phrase it that way, perhaps even to themselves) more responsive to the interests and aspirations of America’s elite

Most #reformocons I know, and myself certainly, believe that this is a terrible error in political judgement. The GOP, if it can be America’s majority party, must ally itself with the aspirations and interests of America’s broad middle generally, and its working families in particular. These people do not have the same views or interests as inside-the-Beltway and Park Slope types, to say the least.

The reform conservative agenda is an agenda that is populist, that is to say, it is clearly, unabashedly, and thoroughly, on the side of the broad swaths of Americans who have been victimized by long-standing trends in American life, both social and economic. But it does so in an intelligent way–not through sure-to-fail big government programs and handouts. Not through sure-to-fail big government programs and handouts with a GOP veneer. Not through sure-to-fail utopian attempts to blowtorch all of the Great Society and the New Deal and the Progressive Era right now. Not through budgetary or monetary austerity. Through intelligent, conservative, populist policy.

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A violent revolution is unconscionable. But what may be in the air is a peaceful populist revolt—a bottom-up, tech-fueled assault on 20th-century political institutions. In a memo to his fellow Democrats, former Clinton White House political director Doug Sosnik writes persuasively about “an increasing populist push” across the political spectrum.

At the core of Americans’ anger and alienation is the belief that the American Dream is no longer attainable. Previous generations held fast to the promise that anyone who worked hard and played by the rules could get ahead, regardless of their circumstances. But increasingly, Americans have concluded that the rules aren’t fair and that the system has been rigged to concentrate power and wealth in the hands of a privileged few at the expense of the many. And now the government is simply not working for anyone.

Americans’ long-brewing discontent shows clear signs of reaching a boiling point. And when it happens, the country will judge its politicians through a new filter—one that asks, “Which side of the barricade are you on? Is it the side of the out-of-touch political class that clings to the status quo by protecting those at the top and their own political agendas, or is it the side that is fighting for the kind of change that will make the government work for the people—all the people?”

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The problem is that the incentives pushing Republicans to take positions against immigration reform (or, even worse, as Eric Cantor seemed to do, to flip-flop on the issue) in order to win primaries probably also sow the seeds for future national general election losses. (No, I don’t think Hispanics are solely focused on immigration reform, but I do think tackling this problem is a sine qua non.)

Even more frustrating is the fact that Republicans seem to have chosen to create this sort of vicious cycle, whereby perceived antagonism toward immigrants has led to Republicans losing Hispanic votes — which, in turn, has led other Republicans to argue that immigration reform is electoral suicide… Repeat.

This seems to have become a self-fulfilling prophesy of the GOP’s own choosing; Democrats now “own” the immigration reform “brand,” which has all sorts of long-term consequences and implications, including the fact that conservatives now reflexively oppose even moderate reforms like the DREAM Act. And frankly, I suspect, Democrats are perfectly happy with that.

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Ratso!

OmahaConservative on June 11, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Poor Eric.

RickB on June 11, 2014 at 10:42 PM

blah blah blah. It’s QOTD time!

coolrepublica on June 11, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Hispanics will never migrate over to the GOP…

OmahaConservative on June 11, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Dove celebrates fathers for their hard work.

coolrepublica on June 11, 2014 at 10:45 PM

yada yada yada. QOTD is upon us!

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on June 11, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Bobby Jindal was great on Duck Dynasty.

gophergirl on June 11, 2014 at 10:45 PM

No-oo you got the wrong game of teacher! Now what does the teacher say?

Judge_Dredd on June 11, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Good evening ladies and gentlemen.

crankyoldlady on June 11, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Game over

Schadenfreude on June 11, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Does anyone feel sorry for Cantor?

OmahaConservative on June 11, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Oh and I’m more convinced than ever that our nominee needs to be a Governor.

gophergirl on June 11, 2014 at 10:48 PM

The US embassy in Baghdad is almost overrun by worse than Al Quaida obama brothers…the same whom he and McCain consider bros in Syria.

Congratulations obama. NO man on Earth causes more misery to children. See the Southerns border too.

Schadenfreude on June 11, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Bobby Jindal was great on Duck Dynasty.

gophergirl on June 11, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Linda Evans was great on regular Dynasty! :)

Judge_Dredd on June 11, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Does anyone feel sorry for Cantor?

OmahaConservative on June 11, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Nope not one bit

gophergirl on June 11, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Oh and I’m more convinced than ever that our nominee needs to be a Governor.

gophergirl on June 11, 2014 at 10:48 PM

You got that right, darlin’

OmahaConservative on June 11, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Is there no video of Boehner crying today? God help us. That man is supposed to lead us past the democrats?

SouthernGent on June 11, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Does anyone feel sorry for Cantor?

OmahaConservative on June 11, 2014 at 10:47 PM

His dog does.
Boehner does – many cried today after their meeting.

Has anyone heard of Karl Rove? I think he had a heart attack.

Schadenfreude on June 11, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Does anyone feel sorry for Cantor?

OmahaConservative on June 11, 2014 at 10:47 PM

No.

crankyoldlady on June 11, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Eleventy!

Good evening.

Bakokitty on June 11, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Question for Bmore:

Can you make a Susan T. Bluegill commemorative dollar from something like this?

;-)

ShainS on June 11, 2014 at 10:50 PM

…SOCK and TROLL…!!!

KOOLAID2 on June 11, 2014 at 10:50 PM

blah blah blah. It’s QOTD time!
coolrepublica on June 11, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Flagged.

yada yada yada. QOTD is upon us!
ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on June 11, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Flagged.

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

You got that right, darlin’

OmahaConservative on June 11, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Someone not tainted by this beltway mess and who can look at these staffers and laugh in their faces.

We’ve got a good conservative bench in this area.

gophergirl on June 11, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Question for Bmore:

Can you make a Susan T. Bluegill commemorative dollar from something like this?

;-)

ShainS on June 11, 2014 at 10:50 PM

…with a lab on it?

KOOLAID2 on June 11, 2014 at 10:51 PM

I blame the Chamber of Commerce…

d1carter on June 11, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Thank you to those Virginia voters who helped send the message that the country is opposed to the traitorous push for mass illegal alien amnesty! :-D

bluegill on June 11, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Eric Cantor has never been this interesting in his life.

Cindy Munford on June 11, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Is there no video of Boehner crying today? God help us. That man is supposed to lead us past the democrats?

SouthernGent on June 11, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Many of them sissies cried today during/after the meeting with Cantor. This is an expensive club. It’s tough to be tossed out of it.

Rand Paul just joined the traitors of the USA, the ones who undermine the middle class, the poor, minorities with slave labor and child trades.

obama’s policy on DREAM has already sent a few kids into prostitution, in addition to the ones who’ve fallen off The Beast, the cartel train which brings the ones who survive.

You must appreciate obama’s America. Meanwhile only Drudge and Fox bring the story.

Schadenfreude on June 11, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Calling all Wenches, Rude Buffoons, loons and trolls…

OmahaConservative on June 11, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Sean Hannity had Chris McDaniel and Joe Carr, who is running against Alexander in TN, on his show today.

[quote] Titans of the Washington GOP establishment are bracing for more potential defeats after grassroots-fueled conservative economics professor Dave Brat crushed House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by double digits on Tuesday. The top two GOP establishment icons grassroots conservatives are targeting next are Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Thad Cochran of Mississippi.
Brat’s campaign against Cantor laser-focused on the majority leader’s support for comprehensive immigration reform, and how amnesty would economically hurt American workers. Brat ran on the message of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), an immigration hawk who’s argued against amnesty and an increase in legal immigration based on the economic effect it would have on struggling American families.
That same issue—immigration—is shaping up as a backbone of the coming Tennessee Senate primary, and has played out in Mississippi too. [/quote]
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/06/11/Cochran-Alexander

cat_owner on June 11, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Eleventy never mind ( said in my best Emily Latella voice)

Good evening.

Bakokitty on June 11, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Bakokitty on June 11, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Isn’t tossing Cantor out just another in the long line of examples of the Republican’s War on Women?

ShainS on June 11, 2014 at 10:52 PM

I blame the Chamber of Commerce…

d1carter on June 11, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Which crisis are you blaming them for?

crankyoldlady on June 11, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Thank you to those Virginia voters who helped send the message that the country is opposed to the traitorous push for mass illegal alien amnesty! :-D

bluegill on June 11, 2014 at 10:51 PM


Rand Paul just joined them.

Schadenfreude on June 11, 2014 at 10:53 PM

No-oo you got the wrong game of teacher! Now what does the teacher say?

Judge_Dredd on June 11, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Bonk-bonk on the head! Bonk-bonk!

Someone had to say it.

Alien on June 11, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Bids to replace Rep. Eric Cantor in House leadership

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Report: Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is telling House members on floor he has half the GOP conference locked up for majority leader position, @jonward11 says
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Retweeted by Jon Ward
Paul Kane @pkcapitol · 13m

@costareports Votes finish 12:30 pm Thurs for week, House won’t return until 6:30 pm Tues. Face-to-face time almost non-existent for races.
View conversation

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Jon Ward @jonward11 · 3m

Knock on McCarthy is he can’t count votes. (https://twitter.com/redsteeze/status/476894892170297344 …). But one GOPer said today: “he can count them better than Hensarling”

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Jon Ward @jonward11 · 6m

Am told McCarthy is telling members on floor he has half the GOP conference locked up

canopfor on June 11, 2014 at 10:53 PM

…smells like shit…in here!

KOOLAID2 on June 11, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Does anyone feel sorry for Cantor?

OmahaConservative on June 11, 2014 at 10:47 PM

That should have been a poll question.

Well, the two trolls are here. Will the hagfish and lourdes join them for a slobberfest?

cozmo on June 11, 2014 at 10:53 PM

[sets out "We Reserve The Right To Serve Whomever We Dang Well Please" signage...activates wireless drink stations and drone delivery service (caveats apply)...]
And the BAR is OPEN!

Newtie and the Beauty on June 11, 2014 at 10:53 PM

The GOP, if it can be America’s majority party, must ally itself with the aspirations and interests of America’s broad middle generally, and its working families in particular. These people do not have the same views or interests as inside-the-Beltway and Park Slope types, to say the least.

The reform conservative agenda is an agenda that is populist, that is to say, it is clearly, unabashedly, and thoroughly, on the side of the broad swaths of Americans who have been victimized by long-standing trends in American life, both social and economic. But it does so in an intelligent way–not through sure-to-fail big government programs and handouts. Not through sure-to-fail big government programs and handouts with a GOP veneer. Not through sure-to-fail utopian attempts to blowtorch all of the Great Society and the New Deal and the Progressive Era right now. Not through budgetary or monetary austerity. Through intelligent, conservative, populist policy.

The “GOP” “Beltway and Park Slope types” really have to invent another method that does not involve illegal aliens (as “cheap labor”).

If it’s expensive labor — unions in nearly all cases — union labor that these types object to under the name of “the economy,” then these “GOP Beltway and Park Slope types” have to come up with another method to counter that that doesn’t involve obliterating our nation’s borders, laws and ethics.

However, what I think the whole “cheap labor” justification to deny our nation’s borders, laws and ethics is all about ISN’T REALLY about objections to “expensive” labor but that’s the excuse being used, to the “Beltway and Park Slope types” failure.

There are more than enough among the Dems who justify their labor complaints with the same ‘solution’ and it doesn’t make any more sense when it comes from the Left as it does from the Right.

The solution is to contain union influence and domination of labor but allow everyone to make their own choice and improve their own business/es as they deem fit and proper. While avoiding breaking the laws and that includes avoiding illegal aliens and the import of more of them.

Lourdes on June 11, 2014 at 10:53 PM

I see the loon Hagfish swam in to shit all over the place…

OmahaConservative on June 11, 2014 at 10:53 PM

GOP source: “we’re going to end up with 1, maybe 2 people in (House) leadership who don’t qualify as grown-up and/or ready for primetime”

So, to get this clarified – the kids tell us who the grown ups are?

Schadenfreude on June 11, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Well, the two trolls are here. Will the hagfish and lourdes join them for a slobberfest?

cozmo on June 11, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Yep, I see the loons have arrived…

OmahaConservative on June 11, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Does anyone feel sorry for Cantor?

OmahaConservative on June 11, 2014 at 10:47 PM

A little bit.

But sometimes I dream of making comments here. I take my phone to bed with me. My first app on my homescreen is Hotair. So I’m never far away.

Now, off I go!

Judge_Dredd on June 11, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Rand Paul just joined them.

Schadenfreude on June 11, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Rand Paul is now dead to me. He is worse than Rubio.

bluegill on June 11, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Am told McCarthy is telling members on floor he has half the GOP conference locked up

canopfor on June 11, 2014 at 10:53 PM

It’s obvious these guys still aren’t getting it, if they think replacing Cantor with McCarthy is ok.

cat_owner on June 11, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Rand Paul just joined them.

Schadenfreude on June 11, 2014 at 10:53 PM

So disappointed. I need to get the Rand Paul sticker off my parents’ car this weekend. YIKES!

gophergirl on June 11, 2014 at 10:55 PM

…with a lab on it?

KOOLAID2 on June 11, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Ugh … you’re right! I’d completely forgotten about that … :-)

ShainS on June 11, 2014 at 10:55 PM

…smells like shit…in here!
KOOLAID2 on June 11, 2014 at 10:53 PM

[sends out Febreeze “Teen Spirit” scented spray via drone delivery service…y’all know what to do…enters under “Good Housekeeping”…]

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

A little bit.

But sometimes I dream of making comments here. I take my phone to bed with me. My first app on my homescreen is Hotair. So I’m never far away.

Now, off I go!

Judge_Dredd on June 11, 2014 at 10:54 PM

LMFAOROF!

OmahaConservative on June 11, 2014 at 10:55 PM

…smells like s***…in here!

KOOLAID2 on June 11, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Libfreeordie posted earlier, “Everybody poops.”
Maybe that’s why?

I didn’t get it.

Alien on June 11, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Bonk-bonk on the head! Bonk-bonk!

Someone had to say it.

Alien on June 11, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Tell ‘em, Jim! ;)

Judge_Dredd on June 11, 2014 at 10:55 PM

blah blah blah. It’s QOTD time!

coolrepublica on June 11, 2014 at 10:42 PM

yada yada yada. QOTD is upon us!

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on June 11, 2014 at 10:45 PM

1 + 1 = barely one brain cell

Schadenfreude on June 11, 2014 at 10:55 PM

bluegill on June 11, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Lourdes on June 11, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Now that the libel sisters are here we can have a real party.

cozmo on June 11, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Rand Paul just joined them.

Schadenfreude on June 11, 2014 at 10:53 PM

…hey!…what happened to enforcing the laws we have now?……………..what?

KOOLAID2 on June 11, 2014 at 10:57 PM

And Rand Paul is alive to me!

Off I go!

Judge_Dredd on June 11, 2014 at 10:57 PM

1 + 1 = barely one brain cell

Schadenfreude on June 11, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Oh yeah! It’s one more brain cell than you;

coolrepublica on June 11, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Judge_Dredd on June 11, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Aw, Susan, you look so sweet curled up with your phone like that.

cozmo on June 11, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Bring out your dead: Immigration Not Dead Yet??:
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Congress debates immigration reform legislation

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At Weston, Mass., fundraiser, President Obama weighs in on Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., loss; insists immigration reform is not dead – @politico
Read more on politico.com
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Monty Python-Bring out your dead!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grbSQ6O6kbs

canopfor on June 11, 2014 at 10:57 PM

What really made me sick was when Cantor , in a show of absolute crassness , promised to get amnesty done AFTER his constituents telling him in no uncertain terms that they are against it .
This dude is so vindictive that he’ll kick us in the gut as a parting gesture.

burrata on June 11, 2014 at 10:57 PM

When Allen Colmes, the HA rats and Brit Hume/Dana Perino are unhappy, you know that America won.

Schadenfreude on June 11, 2014 at 10:58 PM

SPAWN!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 11, 2014 at 10:58 PM

crankyoldlady on June 11, 2014 at 10:52 PM

LOL…

My theory is that the Chamber money drove Eric to lie to the Virginia voters…/

d1carter on June 11, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Oh yeah! It’s one more brain cell than you;

coolrepublica on June 11, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Um, nope.

cozmo on June 11, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Calling all Wenches, Rude Buffoons, loons and trolls…
OmahaConservative on June 11, 2014 at 10:52 PM

[tosses OC bar keys...shows how to avoid delivery of drinks to *ahem!* undesireables and other flagged people (as applicable)...enters under "OJT"...]
Kitchen dooty…pizza and wings…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 11, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Some are wondering if Karl Rove might have brain damage. What’s up with that?

faraway on June 11, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Oh yeah! It’s one more brain cell than you;

coolrepublica on June 11, 2014 at 10:57 PM

You are a fool…

OmahaConservative on June 11, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Oh yeah! It’s one more brain cell than you;

coolrepublica on June 11, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Never, not for one billion, would I trade my brain, for anyone’s.

Schadenfreude on June 11, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Schadenfreude on June 11, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Fox was pathetic last night, except for Hannity. They acted like they were at a funeral.

cat_owner on June 11, 2014 at 10:59 PM

I’m helping my son with the final tweaks on his European Adventure.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 11, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Kitchen dooty…pizza and wings…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 11, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Hehe! You said dooty! :P

Judge_Dredd on June 11, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Schadenfreude on June 11, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Brit was so mad last night he could spit…

d1carter on June 11, 2014 at 11:00 PM

I take my phone to bed with me. …

Judge_Dredd on June 11, 2014 at 10:54 PM

I’ll bet your girlfriend is thrilled.

Alien on June 11, 2014 at 11:00 PM

blah blah blah. It’s QOTD time!

coolrepublica on June 11, 2014 at 10:42 PM

yada yada yada. QOTD is upon us!

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on June 11, 2014 at 10:45 PM


You two Twits,……..

…..its F…$#%^&*()&^%^&*()*&^%$^&*()*&^%^*&()*&^%,,,ING

Chitty/Chatty.,….get it straight, er, right, eh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on June 11, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Good evening all and good evening Bakokitty!! :)

Scrumpy on June 11, 2014 at 11:00 PM

[tosses OC bar keys...shows how to avoid delivery of drinks to *ahem!* undesireables and other flagged people (as applicable)...enters under "OJT"...]
Kitchen dooty…pizza and wings…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 11, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Drinks for just about everyone except the flagged ones and loons…

OmahaConservative on June 11, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Fox was pathetic last night, except for Hannity. They acted like they were at a funeral.

cat_owner on June 11, 2014 at 10:59 PM

I saw. It was fantastic to see Ingraham beat the wake-watchers, by phone.

Schadenfreude on June 11, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Oh yeah! It’s one more brain cell than you;

coolrepublica on June 11, 2014 at 10:57 PM

…that’s it?…nope…just proved it!

KOOLAID2 on June 11, 2014 at 11:00 PM

My theory is that the Chamber money drove Eric to lie to the Virginia voters…/

d1carter on June 11, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Yeah, well.

crankyoldlady on June 11, 2014 at 11:01 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on June 11, 2014 at 10:59 PM

You spelled twerk wrong.

cozmo on June 11, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Oh yeah! It’s one more brain cell than you;

coolrepublica on June 11, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Never, not for one billion, would I trade my brain, for anyone’s.

Schadenfreude on June 11, 2014 at 10:59 PM

How about 1 trillion? For sure a gazillion should do it? :-)

coolrepublica on June 11, 2014 at 11:01 PM

You know whose brain is awesome?

Axe on June 11, 2014 at 11:01 PM

pops in and pops out again.

BBL!! :) hugs

Scrumpy on June 11, 2014 at 11:01 PM

SPAWN!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 11, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Where?

KCB on June 11, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Sarah Palin: The status quo has got to go.

:-)

Fallon on June 11, 2014 at 11:01 PM

You two Twits,……..

…..its F…$#%^&*()&^%^&*()*&^%$^&*()*&^%^*&()*&^%,,,ING

Chitty/Chatty.,….get it straight, er, right, eh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on June 11, 2014 at 11:00 PM

When you’ve lost canopfor,…

Judge_Dredd on June 11, 2014 at 11:02 PM

GOP source: “we’re going to end up with 1, maybe 2 people in (House) leadership who don’t qualify as grown-up and/or ready for primetime”

— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 11, 2014

That would be an improvement! Right now, no one in the House leadership qualifies as a grown-up. The Speaker is a friggin Crybaby coward, for Pete’s sake!

And, even worse, none of the House leadership even try to defend America or our Constitution. They are lowlife Vichy scum who have spent their time attacking conservatives and colluding with the third-world retard and the America-hating dems.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 11, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Schadenfreude on June 11, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Yes, that part was very good. Kudos to Laura. But the others were terrible, starting with Megyn speculating that Cantor would run as a write in.

And Carl Cameron is a buffoon. He suggested the rain may have kept Cantor supporters away, ignoring the fact turn out was way UP from 2012.

cat_owner on June 11, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Sarah Palin: The status quo has got to go.

:-)

Fallon on June 11, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Can we set that to music.

crankyoldlady on June 11, 2014 at 11:03 PM

How about 1 trillion? For sure a gazillion should do it? :-)

coolrepublica on June 11, 2014 at 11:01 PM

No price, none, ever. It’s the best blessing and serves me very well.

Schadenfreude on June 11, 2014 at 11:03 PM

When Allen Colmes, the HA rats and Brit Hume/Dana Perino are unhappy, you know that America won.

Schadenfreude on June 11, 2014 at 10:58 PM

LOL.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 11, 2014 at 11:04 PM

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