Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on January 13, 2016 by Allahpundit

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on Tuesday used the official Republican response to President Obama’s final State of the Union address to indirectly chastise GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump by urging her party to ignore the “siren call of the angriest voices.”

While she did not call Trump out by name, she delivered a more inclusive message than what the business mogul is pitching on the campaign trail, where he has called for temporarily barring Muslims from the country and building a wall between the United States and Mexico.

“Today, we live in a time of threats like few others in recent memory,” said Haley, viewed as a potential vice presidential candidate, speaking from Columbia, her state’s capital. “During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. We must resist that temptation. No one who is willing to work hard, abide by our laws, and love our traditions should ever feel unwelcome in this country.”

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The message was perfectly pitched to the anxieties of GOP leaders who have been increasingly dismayed at the sight of a mean-spirited billionaire hijacking their party. Haley’s measured, hopeful tone seemed almost diametrically opposed to that of the daily Donald show. If a coma victim awoke today with no knowledge of America’s political landscape and then watched Haley’s address back to back with Trump’s latest stump speech, he would almost certainly not guess the two belonged to the same party.

For Republican elites — as well as moderate women, college-educated suburbanites, right-of-center Latinos, and a host of other swing-voting demographic groups who tend to find Trump repellant — the contrast drawn by Haley was probably an appealing one.

But of course, to The Donald’s most rabid supporters, Haley’s gentle criticism constituted something akin to a political war crime. The governor hadn’t even finished her eight-minute remarks Tuesday night before talk-radio provocateurs and other right-wing critics were trashing her on Twitter…

By taking on Trump in such a high-profile setting Tuesday, Haley signaled she isn’t afraid of a fight. And if the angry din of conservative critics continues to grow noisier in coming days, the governor will face plenty more 2016 auditions.

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If Haley wants to endorse a GOP presidential candidate, hit the stump for that candidate, and rip into Donald Trump, no one is going to begrudge her that. But to use the State of the Union response to publicly attack her own frontrunner must be unprecedented, and certainly serves as more proof to Trump’s supporters that the Republican Establishment is much more interested in DC Media love than winning elections and advancing their legislative agenda.

The eyes of the entire country were on Haley Tuesday night, and rather than use that time to make a case against the Democrats, Haley squandered it by attacking the frontrunner, which is all anyone is talking about tonight.

Haley’s unconscionably selfish behavior reminds me of Chris Christie’s keynote address for Mitt Romney at the 2012 convention. Rather than make the case for Romney or against Obama, he used the opportunity to puff himself up…

For the good of the country, this suicidal Republican Establishment temple must come down and be ground into dust.

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That was intended as a dig at Trump, but in fact it applies more accurately to the McConnell/Boehner/Ryan GOP, which offers noise as a substitute for results. In the 2010 and 2014 election cycles, they promised loudly to roll back government, reduce debt, repeal ObamaCare and reject unconstitutional executive amnesty …and then on the Wednesday morning after the Tuesday night before turned down the volume so thoroughly that all you can hear is the sound of Obama’s multi-trillion-dollar steamrollers rolling noisily all over them with nary a whimper.

Whether or not “noise” equates with “results”, the noise from the primary season suggests that about two-thirds of Republican voters want “outsider” candidates, however so defined. Those who want sotto voce moderation account for barely a fifth – and that’s if you include Jeb as one of those “quieter” voices, which is a bit of a stretch as he’s currently responsible for 100 per cent of the attack ads in my state (but don’t worry, he leaves it to a donor-funded SuperPac to get “angry” and “noisy” on his behalf)…

Trump is a monster of the GOP elite’s creation. And their solution to it is to use what’s meant to be a rebuttal to the President as a rebuttal to their own leading candidates and the two-thirds of their voters who support them. Truly this is the dumbest political party on the planet.

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But through it all, election year anger is growing again. This explosion today on twitter against Nikki Haley as an establishment hack is bat crap crazy.

I stood on the steps of the South Carolina Capitol Building with Nikki Haley and Sarah Palin in 2010. I was there to introduce Governor Palin, who was endorsing Nikki Haley when no one else would. To this day, the very Republican Establishment you people are accusing her of sucking up to repeatedly spreads smears and lies about Nikki Haley that she sleeps around on her husband, is a terrible mother, and a pile of other crap because she keeps kicking their asses…

So you disagree agree with Nikki Haley about yelling, tone, and anger. It seems to me today she’s been proven right. You’re willing to declare her an establishment hack for giving a response to the State of the Union address saying what she has been saying for six years. Yes. Six years ago, when Sarah Palin and I were supporting her, she was talking about smiling instead of scowling and speaking instead of yelling. Six years ago, Nikki Haley was talking about wooing people to our side by showing a better way and with honey, not vinegar…

Feel free to disagree with Nikki Haley, but this descent into crazy town is unbecoming any of you. If you think Nikki Haley is not with you, then please start calling yourself a RINO, because it is you, not Nikki Haley, that is a Republican in name only.

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On CNN Wednesday afternoon Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson said Haley was furthering the agenda of the establishment wing of the GOP.

“I think she just continued to toe the line, and that’s what we’ve been hearing,” Pierson said. “We’ve been hearing that Donald Trump is just angry, but Nikki Haley needs to understand that Donald Trump is winning in her state. So apparently there are a lot of people in her state that are angry right now at the state of the nation and the situation around the world.

“Donald Trump has already said, you know, and Nikki Haley even said herself in July that Donald Trump was a supporter, so I think she’s just toeing the party line because rumor is she’s about to endorse Marco Rubio,” Pierson continued.

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Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina said South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley hit the “wrong note” in her response to President Obama’s State of the Union address.

After radio host Mike Gallagher took Haley’s speech to task for saying the Republican Party shouldn’t give in to the angriest voices on immigration, Fiorina responded, “Look I don’t speak for Nikki Haley and she doesn’t speak for me. I think you’re correct that it was the wrong note.”…

“Look, let’s be clear, the GOP has an establishment, a political class, just like the DNC has an establishment and a political class,” added Fiorina, the former NRSC vice chair and Senate candidate. “I’m running against it. I got out there and talk everyday to Americans that it is time to take our country back, and our country back, and our government back and our future back. And we’re not gonna do that by electing another politician.”

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Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee criticized South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley for criticizing Donald Trump on Tuesday night…

“I’m not sure why she needed to do that, because it very well could be Donald Trump may be the Republican nominee,” Huckabee said. “And if he is then we need to unite behind him.”

“You know, the RNC has been very forceful in saying, ‘We have to all line up and agree that we’re gonna support the nominee and not be third party candidates,’” he said. “Well, if we’re supposed to pledge loyalty to the RNC, then I have every expectation that the RNC had better pledge their support to whoever the nominee is.”

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The establishment candidates were far more enthused.

Jeb Bush was perhaps the most effusive, tweeting: “Proud of my friend @nikkihaley for delivering a positive & uplifting response to Pres. Obama’s #SOTU. Clear vision for a brighter future.” He addressed the remarks again Wednesday morning on “Fox and Friends,” calling them “spectacular, to be honest with you.” “It’s difficult to do that, but embracing diversity, talking about conservative principles in an embracing way, hopeful, optimistic way, is the way to go,” he added.

On Tuesday night, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio spoke with Megyn Kelly, telling the Fox News host that Haley’s speech was “fantastic” and raved about her as “the perfect person to deliver the response.”

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told reporters in New Hampshire that Haley “did a phenomenal job,” according to the Wall Street Journal. “If she’s got concerns about tone, she’s going to express them, and I think that’s great.”

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The South Carolina governor said she considers Trump a friend but noted that her other friends “don’t throw stones” over political disagreements, she told ABC News’ Jonathan Karl.

“What I say about my other friends who are running for president, they don’t throw stones,” she said. “So what I would say to Mr. Trump is don’t take it personally. This is just something that we learned in South Carolina that I’m passing along. Take it if you want, take if you don’t but I think our country would be better if you take it.”…

Asked by Karl what makes Trump “one of the angriest voices,” Haley pointed to his call for a temporary ban on all Muslims coming to the US.

“The one that got me I think was when he started saying ban all Muslims,” she said. “When you’ve got immigrants that are coming here legally, we’ve never in the history of this country passed any laws or done anything based on race or religion. Let’s not start that now.”

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Limbaugh shared his belief that the GOP selection of Haley to deliver the response is proof “that the Republican Party’s trying to drive conservatives out of the party.”


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What happened last night is bigger than Nikki Haley. The entire GOP attacked Trump with this…

Trump’s WIN will be sweet, sweet revenge on enemies on the Right, Left, Foreign, and Domestic. Can. Not. Wait. 1/20/17.

Aslans Girl on January 13, 2016 at 11:19 PM

Yes.

And, related to your point, here’s my opus of the day…

Why we should consolidate our support behind Trump:

Nikki Haley has shown us that Trump’s spectacular rise in the polls means … absolutely nothing .. to the GOP-E.

Worse, if Trump is defeated the GOP-E will gloat until the 12th of Never

With Trump’s defeat they will say that the Republican voters have soundly rejected what the anti-immigrant ‘racist’ Trump called for: deportation, suspension of Muslim immigration etc. And the Chamber backed lax immigration faction of the GOP will be forever ascendant. WE will have been defeated, and humiliated … … even if it’s Cruz that wins!

Please, help turn the tables on the GOP-E: let Trump win all the states by huge margins, and in process roundly defeat and send a potent unmistakable message to the despicable bleeding-heart cheap labor faction of the GOP.

The bigger Trump’s margin of victory the stronger the mandate will be, and the stronger the rebuke of the GOP-E. But if the anti-establishment vote is split between Cruz & Trump, causing Trump to win by small margins, the GOP-E will be able to say things like “70% of the GOP rejected Trump’s message” even if much of that 70% went to Cruz. Consolidate our support behind Trump to give it to the GOP-E good!

It is Trump not Cruz that has pioneered the immigration issue, moving the overton window, and seriously raising the issue of deportation which wasn’t even touched with a 10-foot pole by anyone … including Sessions! Trump said ban Muslim immigration. No other candidate, except Santorum, agreed.

I say consolidate our support behind Trump so he can bring his political correctness smashing RAM into the heart of the foul GOP-E at full speed.

A final note: a Cruz nomination WILL be seen as a defeat for Trump’s anti-PC anti-illegal immigration message. Because underneath it all Cruz has much of the same policy prescriptions as the GOP-E, and the truth is that Cruz himself speaks in politically correct terms. It was not Cruz who said things like some illegals are criminals or that we should ban Muslim immigration completely.

anotherJoe on January 14, 2016 at 3:22 AM

Burn This GOPe B!TCH Down!!!

OmahaConservative on January 14, 2016 at 3:30 AM

Nikki Haley has turned out to be a huge disappointment. I thought she was a rising star among conservatives, but she is nothing more than a GOPe water carrier…

OmahaConservative on January 14, 2016 at 3:36 AM

Burn This GOPe B!TCH Down!!!

OmahaConservative on January 14, 2016 at 3:30 AM

Yuge OC…

There is something hyuge going on…

This Trump phenomenon…

But the reprehensible GOP-E treats it like a plague.

Yes, it’s incredible: see this tweet’s embedded 30 second crowd video from Trump’s FL rally today to know what I’m talking about:

Daniel Scavino Jr. [email protected] 29m29 minutes ago Palm Beach, FL
Front-runner, @realDonaldTrump Presidential Rally in @JebBush @MarcoRubio “backyard.” THANK YOU FLORIDA!

click for 30 second crowd video:

https://twitter.com/DanScavino/status/687533220347416576

Ahem, Nikki Haley – you watching?

This is What an Assembly of Cold Anger Looks Like

Make this a slogan or bumper sticker or repeatable comment:
Rebuke the GOP-E. Trump!

anotherJoe on January 14, 2016 at 3:39 AM

Hey Joe…

OmahaConservative on January 14, 2016 at 3:46 AM

Scabby lowlands?

The Princely Welder, amateur Pickle Farmer and sometimes Cable guy, sighs, shakes his head and looks sorrowfully at the ground and replies, “Yes, seems to be happening to me a lot these days, more so then usual since that strange fireball that landed out in the Scabby lowlands”.

oscarwilde on January 14, 2016 at 1:14 AM

Thank you. It’s always bothered me that the “boggy scablands” should in fact be the reverse: “scabby boglands”.

Not sure :) Night.

Opinionator on January 14, 2016 at 3:50 AM

Opinionator on January 14, 2016 at 3:50 AM

Hey OP!

OmahaConservative on January 14, 2016 at 3:52 AM

Hi OC..

Phyllis Schlafly: Trump Is ‘Last Hope For America’

http://dailycaller.com/2015/12/21/phyllis-schlafly-trump-is-last-hope-for-america/

In a weekend interview with WND, Schlafly said of the GOP front-runner, “He does look like he’s the last hope [for America]. We don’t hear anybody saying what he’s saying. In fact, most of the people who ought to be lining up with him are attacking him.”

“It sounds like Donald Trump is the only one who has any fight in him,” she stated. “He will fight for the issues that we really care about and are very hot at the present time, such as the immigration issue. I don’t see anyone else who’s eager to fight.”

anotherJoe on January 14, 2016 at 4:10 AM

God Bless Phyllis…

OmahaConservative on January 14, 2016 at 4:18 AM

In fact, most of the people who ought to be lining up with him are attacking him.”

Yup, ain’t that the truth. Fcukin’ hypocrites…

OmahaConservative on January 14, 2016 at 4:31 AM

Congress gives Native American lands to foreign mining company with new NDAA

Magicjava on January 13, 2016 at 11:24 PM

going to be interesting to see how this plays out in the federal court system, the Native American reservations are technically a foreign country administer somewhat by the feds. like I said should be interesting

RonK on January 14, 2016 at 4:34 AM

Morning y’all

cmsinaz on January 14, 2016 at 4:44 AM

“When you’ve got immigrants that are coming here legally, we’ve never in the history of this country passed any laws or done anything based on race or religion. Let’s not start that now.”

When these terrorists go on a murder spree, we hear how that is not really Islam. So, don’t pretend this is a religious test. We’re still allowing in plenty of minorities, too, so it isn’t about race, either.

We ask immigrants whether they have communist ties and discriminate against them on those grounds. Radical Islam is a totalitarian political ideology akin to communism. Sharia is a legal system incompatible with our constitution. We have every right to ban immigrants who subscribe to these ideologies.

ezspirit on January 14, 2016 at 4:46 AM

Also I realize that the whole “Trump will bring back all the illegals after deporting them is … BULL.”

Trumps words in July:

“[if a deported illegal is to return] we have to make sure they were exemplary, they were wonderful people when they were here.” -Donald Trump

That’s right, only EXEMPLARY illegals would return.

Definition of exemplary: truly exceptional.

Notice that a lot of commenters here took an OUT OF CONTEXT statement from Trump to make him look horrible:

“We got to move ’em out, we’re going to move ’em back.” -D Trump

This is the full quote:

“We got to move ’em out, we’re going to move ’em back in if they’re really good people.” -D Trump

It’s a disgrace how the anti-Trumps have distorted what Trump said and means regarding deporting the illegals. Only EXEMPLARY illegals would be returned.
~
Well, in this light Trump’s deportation plan sounds like genius, but:

Ted Cruz Rejects Trump Plan for Mass Deportation:

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/01/10/ted-cruz-rejects-trump-plan-for-mass-immigrant-roundup/

Add this to the pile:

Cruz Rejects Trump’s Muslim Immigration Ban:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/cruz-on-trumps-proposed-muslim-ban-no-thats-not-my-policy/article/2577822

The Muslim ban is common sense. Cruz apparently is too pc or something to agree.

anotherJoe on January 14, 2016 at 4:50 AM

Good for Haley! The majority of Republicans needed some reassurances that the fanatical nuts and white supremacists have not taken over the party.

Adjoran on January 14, 2016 at 5:07 AM

Aslan’s Girl [email protected]_Girl 9h9 hours ago Elgin, IL
Hey, @tedcruz, do you really think that Phyllis Schafly would’ve endorsed
@realDonaldTrump if he wasn’t CONSERVATIVE?!

anotherJoe on January 14, 2016 at 5:10 AM

Burn This GOPe B!TCH Down!!!!

OmahaConservative on January 14, 2016 at 5:34 AM

Haley should never have used that venue to criticize fellow Republicans, but I have no desire to be a part of an ” Assembly of Cold Anger ” nor do I have any desire to consolidate behind Trump.

I think Trump is a loose cannon. I had a better opinion of him several months ago when he began speaking about the issue of illegal aliens.

I have a great deal of respect for Phyllis Schlafly – – in fact, I’ve probably quoted her as much, if not more than anyother commenter here, but I don’t believe for a minute that on other issues I care about such as marriage, life, family, education, small government, and a return to a constitutional separation of powers – – to name a few – – that Trump will have any consistency in espousing or holding to conservative positions and policies.

It’s ironic that Joe asks people to consolidate behind Trump after the torrent of vitriol and insults that have poured out from Trump supporters upon those who disagree with them. I certainly realize there have been insults directed at Trump’s supporters, but IMHO that’s not the side the balance has been tipped on. I have no desire to join with those who have accused me of having double standards, being a wannabe Leftist, or a cultist. Now it looks like the latest one is ” Fcukin ’ hypocrites. ”

There have been good and reasonable people who have disagreed with Trump supporters only to have their thinking and opinions met with derision.

More than that I have no desire to support someone whose character I don’t trust for a New York minute, and whose bombastic rhetorical whipping of emotion I find to be reprehensible. Politicians and salesmen fall easily into manipulation, especially when met with the ripe fields of people who are justly angered at ongoing betrayal by other politicians. Anger, however justified it might be, is a knife’s edge emotion that can form resolve or blind reason. I want those who lead to encourage resolve rather than fury. We’ve already had enough damage and division done by a Community Organizer.

INC on January 14, 2016 at 5:41 AM

Morning y’all

cmsinaz on January 14, 2016 at 4:44 AM

Good morning!

INC on January 14, 2016 at 5:43 AM

And now I’m out of here.

INC on January 14, 2016 at 5:47 AM

Good morning everybody.

Racistanyway on January 14, 2016 at 6:03 AM

This is blunder on the part of GOPe and Nikki babe.

You have officially issued a new rule that says “Republicans must lower down their voice in debating against Dems” on a national TV!

Since Nikki babe has not issued any apology to Trump and, on the contrary, continued to bash Trump in explaining her speech also in the national TV, I say it loud and clear to you Nikki:
F u and your standard rule for the losers.

babe = darling of GOPe

TheAlamos on January 14, 2016 at 6:14 AM

trashing poor ted cruz for his goldman sachs loan.
Trump concerned about ted since he’s been such a nice guy to him.
LOL

renalin on January 14, 2016 at 6:16 AM

If Trump wins Iowa… it’s over.

stenwin77 on January 14, 2016 at 6:21 AM

IT’S PRETTY SAD WHEN THE RESPONSE TO THE president’s SOTU SPEECH BECOMES A CAMPAIGN RALLY. (There, is that loud enough for ya, Nikki?)

We’re Loud, we’re proud and WE VOTE !!!

stenwin77 on January 14, 2016 at 6:23 AM

Pretty sad

It’s a nothing burger with no legs but we’re still going to talk about it for 20 minutes
MJ panel on Ted Cruz loan

cmsinaz on January 14, 2016 at 6:27 AM

Jeb Bush was perhaps the most effusive …

Sen. Marco Rubio spoke with Megyn Kelly, telling the Fox News host that Haley’s speech was “fantastic” …

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told reporters in New Hampshire that Haley “did a phenomenal job …

When the Divider-in-Chief spends half of his SoTU speech demonizing Republicans and taking potshots at GOP candidates, the proper response is NOT to join the S.O.B. in his efforts to set the table for the Dems.

hillbillyjim on January 14, 2016 at 6:40 AM

Jakarta Bombing. BBC Live Blog

gh on January 14, 2016 at 6:54 AM

Some “cheery” news this morning:
“The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association wants to ban certain words from being chanted at high school games.
It is part of an effort to promote better sportsmanship. Here are some of the words and phrases they do not want to hear:
“Sieve”
“Air Ball”
“Season’s Over”
“Over-Rated”
The association says these chants are “taunting and disrespectful.”

whatcat on January 14, 2016 at 6:57 AM

Scroll down to 10:42 (BBC link above) and you can see that the hashtag #prayforjakarta has already been deployed. So they’ve wasted no time bringing out the big guns.

gh on January 14, 2016 at 6:59 AM

Support pours in over Twitter
Posted at 09:15

The following hashtags are trending in Indonesia

#PrayForJakarta

#KamiTidakTakut (I am not afraid)

#SafetyCheckJKT (Indonesians are using this to ask if loved ones are safe)

Sarinah (The shopping mall at the centre of the blasts)

http://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-asia-35309116

gh on January 14, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Scroll down to 10:42 (BBC link above) and you can see that the hashtag #prayforjakarta has already been deployed. So they’ve wasted no time bringing out the big guns.

gh on January 14, 2016 at 6:59 AM

Can’t be judgmental, y’know.

whatcat on January 14, 2016 at 7:04 AM

Coordinated Terror Attack Kills 6 in Central Jakarta:

http://www.voanews.com/content/blasts-gunfire-rock-central-jakarta/3145245.html

graphic image http://gdb.voanews.com/5646B27A-E477-488C-B7E0-E1DFEC9EE266_w640_r1_s_cx0_cy14_cw0.jpg

anotherJoe on January 14, 2016 at 3:08 AM

More images and a long narrative of the incident…

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3398712/explosions-heavy-gunfire-heard-central-Jakarta.html

Crazy world we live in.

I’m headed to that side of the planet tomorrow morning, back to Jerusalem for a week. Fun times.

Walter L. Newton on January 14, 2016 at 7:07 AM

Jakarta Bombing. BBC Live Blog

gh on January 14, 2016 at 6:54 AM

Practice for what’s headed to the US? I fully expect a rash of these attacks at malls around our country.

BuckeyeSam on January 14, 2016 at 7:15 AM

I’m glad that Nikita revealed herself for the Bush /Romney so-called “Conservative” that she is.

YOURE ONE OF THEM Guv Haley.

They will always reveal themselves.

Personally Ted Cruz is what we hoped and prayed for in the dark days since 2009. I wish he was more telegenic like Reagan but it is what it is.

We still stand with Ted.

#nikkinotsomuch

PappyD61 on January 14, 2016 at 7:17 AM

Nikki Haley on Tuesday used the official Republican response to President Obama’s final State of the Union address to indirectly chastise GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump by urging her party to ignore the “siren call of the angriest voices.”

The Nikki hate was strong once she enraged the howler monkeys.

Happy Nomad on January 14, 2016 at 7:21 AM

The association says these chants are “taunting and disrespectful.”

whatcat on January 14, 2016 at 6:57 AM

These snowflakes are going to have a rude awakening when they finally emerge from their cocoon of participation ribbons and no judgment or harsh words. The reality of competition, real consequences, and human emotion is going to tear these snowflakes’ world apart.

Happy Nomad on January 14, 2016 at 7:24 AM

I’m glad that Nikita revealed herself for the Bush /Romney so-called “Conservative” that she is.

I wouldn’t mind her revealing a bit more of herself, IYKWIMAITYD.

Racistanyway on January 14, 2016 at 7:26 AM

Happy Nomad on January 14, 2016 at 7:21 AM

cruz stupid to attack Trump on his “New York”values.

Trump squashed him like a bug……..You have to go through me if you want to attack New York.

LOL.. turbo tax ted going down big time.

renalin on January 14, 2016 at 7:33 AM

“A prominent pollster for Republican candidates used a private meeting with GOP congressional leaders earlier this month to warn them of the dangers to the party of a Ted Cruz presidential campaign, according to a new report Wednesday.

That’s because Cruz would do little compared to other candidates to motivate fence-sitting primary voters, causing a drag on down-ticket candidacies and possibly costing the GOP control of Congress.

Participants in the meeting said Ryan asked Sackett at one point which of the GOP presidential candidates would be the biggest threat to the party’s attempt to keep control of the House in the November elections. The answer: Cruz.”

J Taylor Rushing _ Daily Mail

This speaks to the lack of ability for Cruz to attract a broad range of voters, unlike Trump, who could attract the votes of as much as 20% of Dems in an election against Hillary.

bobthm3 on January 14, 2016 at 7:35 AM

These snowflakes are going to have a rude awakening when they finally emerge from their cocoon of participation ribbons and no judgment or harsh words. The reality of competition, real consequences, and human emotion is going to tear these snowflakes’ world apart.

Happy Nomad on January 14, 2016 at 7:24 AM

This one is on the WIAA, the kids seem to want nothing to do with it:
Wisconsin HS students protest WIAA stance on chants

Hilbert athlete suspended 5 games for tweet about WIAA

Good for them.

whatcat on January 14, 2016 at 7:38 AM

I’m headed to that side of the planet tomorrow morning, back to Jerusalem for a week. Fun times.

Walter L. Newton on January 14, 2016 at 7:07 AM

Be safe and watch your six.

hillbillyjim on January 14, 2016 at 7:38 AM

This speaks to the lack of ability for Cruz to attract a broad range of voters, unlike Trump, who could attract the votes of as much as 20% of Dems in an election against Hillary.

bobthm3 on January 14, 2016 at 7:35 AM

This speaks to a bullshit narrative which, like the birther nonsense, is designed to slow Cruz’s momentum.

Hillary will defeat herself if she hasn’t already done so, and the Dems ain’t gaining jack nuthin’ in Congress. The Obamafail is some potent shit.

hillbillyjim on January 14, 2016 at 7:45 AM

Be safe and watch your six.

hillbillyjim on January 14, 2016 at 7:38 AM

Six?

Walter L. Newton on January 14, 2016 at 7:45 AM

The Nikki hate was strong once she enraged the howler monkeys.

Happy Nomad on January 14, 2016 at 7:21 AM

I think she really lost a lot of people went she went total BLM on the Stars and Bars. Using the SOTU response to after Trump instead of Obama was just confirmation of where she’s at.

whatcat on January 14, 2016 at 7:48 AM

cruz stupid to attack Trump on his “New York”values.

Trump squashed him like a bug……..You have to go through me if you want to attack New York.

LOL.. turbo tax ted going down big time.

renalin on January 14, 2016 at 7:33 AM

Wow, lots of random thoughts ping-ponging around that brain cavity of yours, eh?

Happy Nomad on January 14, 2016 at 7:53 AM

The Nikki hate was strong once she enraged the howler monkeys.

Happy Nomad on January 14, 2016 at 7:21 AM

I’m guessing you don’t have a military background?
Quick explanin.

whatcat on January 14, 2016 at 7:54 AM

Oops, last comment was meant for –

Six?

Walter L. Newton on January 14, 2016 at 7:45 AM

whatcat on January 14, 2016 at 7:55 AM

Six?

Walter L. Newton on January 14, 2016 at 7:45 AM

It means watch your back.

bobthm3 on January 14, 2016 at 7:56 AM

Be safe and watch your six.

hillbillyjim on January 14, 2016 at 7:38 AM

Six?

Walter L. Newton on January 14, 2016 at 7:45 AM

Six.

hillbillyjim on January 14, 2016 at 7:56 AM

I think she really lost a lot of people went she went total BLM on the Stars and Bars. Using the SOTU response to after Trump instead of Obama was just confirmation of where she’s at.

whatcat on January 14, 2016 at 7:48 AM

She definitely lost me when she caved to the BLM mob. The flag flying at the CSA memorial was the compromise on the issue and she blew it up to pander to a bunch of hate-filled blacks.

But as to the SOTU, she wasn’t just going after Trump though when you think of angry (unhinged) voices, Trump is probably the loudest at this point. I fault her more for spending the time rambling on about “inclusion” and other soft subjects instead of pounding Obama for his 40-minute lecture on the state of the union that NOT ONCE mentioned the national debt.

Happy Nomad on January 14, 2016 at 7:58 AM

RIP
Hans Gruber

Will miss Rickman
:(

cmsinaz on January 14, 2016 at 7:59 AM

I’m guessing you don’t have a military background?

whatcat on January 14, 2016 at 7:54 AM

Do nearly 25 years on active Naval service count?

Happy Nomad on January 14, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Six.

hillbillyjim on January 14, 2016 at 7:56 AM

I don’t know how much the clock is used in these days of cockpit radar, but to further explain to Walter – 12 o’clock is right in front of you, 3 o’clock is to your right, 6 o’clock is right behind you and 9 o’clock is to your left. Other “hours” would indicate the angles in between.

whatcat on January 14, 2016 at 8:03 AM

Do nearly 25 years on active Naval service count?

Happy Nomad on January 14, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Since you seem to know so much about monkeys, I thought you worked in a zoo.

Walter L. Newton on January 14, 2016 at 8:04 AM

Do nearly 25 years on active Naval service count?

Happy Nomad on January 14, 2016 at 8:00 AM

I suppose you saw that was an oops, wrong person, comment by me.

whatcat on January 14, 2016 at 8:05 AM

I don’t know how much the clock is used in these days of cockpit radar, but to further explain to Walter – 12 o’clock is right in front of you, 3 o’clock is to your right, 6 o’clock is right behind you and 9 o’clock is to your left. Other “hours” would indicate the angles in between.

whatcat on January 14, 2016 at 8:03 AM

Got it. Thanks all.

Walter L. Newton on January 14, 2016 at 8:05 AM

This one is on the WIAA, the kids seem to want nothing to do with it:
Wisconsin HS students protest WIAA stance on chants

Hilbert athlete suspended 5 games for tweet about WIAA

Good for them.

whatcat on January 14, 2016 at 7:38 AM

Good for them indeed! Maybe there is hope for the snowflakes after all. :0

Happy Nomad on January 14, 2016 at 8:06 AM

Dude? Alan Rickman has passed away.

22044 on January 14, 2016 at 8:06 AM

Do nearly 25 years on active Naval service count?

Happy Nomad on January 14, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Prolly not to this clusterfvck of an administration. Apparently, they’d have to run it past Iran first.

Thank you for your service.

hillbillyjim on January 14, 2016 at 8:08 AM

Will there be a post about Paul LePage? Just saw in my fb feed that some Maine lawmakers want to impeach him.

22044 on January 14, 2016 at 8:09 AM

Dude? Alan Rickman has passed away.

22044 on January 14, 2016 at 8:06 AM

Hans Gruber plummeted 30 floors to his death

whatcat on January 14, 2016 at 8:11 AM

RIP
Hans Gruber

cmsinaz on January 14, 2016 at 7:59 AM

‘Talent is an accident of genes, and a responsibility’ … Alan Rickman

Fallon on January 14, 2016 at 8:11 AM

But as to the SOTU, she wasn’t just going after Trump though when you think of angry (unhinged) voices, Trump is probably the loudest at this point. I fault her more for spending the time rambling on about “inclusion” and other soft subjects instead of pounding Obama for his 40-minute lecture on the state of the union that NOT ONCE mentioned the national debt.

Happy Nomad on January 14, 2016 at 7:58 AM

Uh, she admitted she was going after Trump, genius. And she never mentioned another name.

And by the way, it’s not Trump’s voice that’s the loudest.

It’s ours.

So suck it.

fossten on January 14, 2016 at 8:14 AM

INC on January 14, 2016 at 5:41 AM

I’m in complete agreement with you on this. Well said!

butch on January 14, 2016 at 8:15 AM

Liked him alot Fallon

Sad day

cmsinaz on January 14, 2016 at 8:16 AM

Got it. Thanks all.

Walter L. Newton on January 14, 2016 at 8:05 AM

You might remember this tv show – “high” means “above you”.

whatcat on January 14, 2016 at 8:16 AM

cmsinaz on January 14, 2016 at 8:16 AM

Quite a talent. He will be missed.

Fallon on January 14, 2016 at 8:20 AM

You might remember this tv show – “high” means “above you”.

whatcat on January 14, 2016 at 8:16 AM

Nope.

That show ran during my highly nerdy days, when I was listening to Allan Sherman records and playing with science kits.

Walter L. Newton on January 14, 2016 at 8:20 AM

I’m not loud and I’m not angry. I’m very disappointed in the Republican Party. I won’t make too much of a fuss as I contemplate pulling the lever for either Cruz or Trump. Both candidates reflect my continued displeasure and my lowered expectations for the current crop of politicians to actually bring America back from the brink.

Fallon on January 14, 2016 at 8:24 AM

Uh, she admitted she was going after Trump, genius. And she never mentioned another name.

And by the way, it’s not Trump’s voice that’s the loudest.

It’s ours.

So suck it.

fossten on January 14, 2016 at 8:14 AM

Wow, it must be frustrating to be deemed “not that bright” even by the other howler monkeys.

Happy Nomad on January 14, 2016 at 8:26 AM

Happy Nomad on January 14, 2016 at 7:58 AM

Eh – well, at any rate, she’s killed off any potential national political future she may have had, unless she switches parties. But for now she’s got the guv gig, while it lasts.

whatcat on January 14, 2016 at 8:30 AM

That show ran during my highly nerdy days, when I was listening to Allan Sherman records and playing with science kits.

Walter L. Newton on January 14, 2016 at 8:20 AM

You could’ve done both. They made some great science kits in the day, you could get stuff in ’em that is probably illegal now. And I remember “Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda” being number one for a long time. I think it’s probably the only tune of his that most people know – and not so much his covers like “It Was Automation, I Know”.

whatcat on January 14, 2016 at 8:36 AM

You could’ve done both. They made some great science kits in the day, you could get stuff in ’em that is probably illegal now. And I remember “Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda” being number one for a long time. I think it’s probably the only tune of his that most people know – and not so much his covers like “It Was Automation, I Know”.

whatcat on January 14, 2016 at 8:36 AM

Well. “Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda” was a cover too. since it was to the tune of Amilcare Ponchielli’s “Dance of the Hours.”

Walter L. Newton on January 14, 2016 at 8:44 AM

The Nikki hate was strong once she enraged the howler monkeys.

Happy Nomad on January 14, 2016 at 7:21 AM

C’mon, you can’t be serious. Regardless of how you feel about Trump, what she did was inexcusable.

Cleombrotus on January 14, 2016 at 8:51 AM

Will there be a post about Paul LePage? Just saw in my fb feed that some Maine lawmakers want to impeach him.

22044 on January 14, 2016 at 8:09 AM

Let me guess. Democrat lawmakers, spearheaded by the Portland Press Herald owned and operated by Chellie Pingree’s husband.

Cleombrotus on January 14, 2016 at 8:57 AM

Wow, it must be frustrating to be deemed “not that bright” even by the other howler monkeys.

Happy Nomad on January 14, 2016 at 8:26 AM

That was so incoherent I suspect even you don’t know what you’re talking about.

fossten on January 14, 2016 at 8:59 AM

C’mon, you can’t be serious. Regardless of how you feel about Trump, what she did was inexcusable.

Cleombrotus on January 14, 2016 at 8:51 AM

For emotional wackjobs like Nappy, what she did was acceptable. Anything to take down the Trump.

fossten on January 14, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Well. “Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda” was a cover too. since it was to the tune of Amilcare Ponchielli’s “Dance of the Hours.”

Walter L. Newton on January 14, 2016 at 8:44 AM

Ah, yes, that’s right. Being a music trivia guy I should’ve remembered that.

whatcat on January 14, 2016 at 9:11 AM

I’m guessing you don’t have a military background?

whatcat on January 14, 2016 at 7:54 AM

Do nearly 25 years on active Naval service count?

Happy Nomad on January 14, 2016 at 8:00 AM

It all depends. Elmo Zumwalt and more recently, Adm. Kirby of State Department infamy. Then there’s always, Jimma Cahta! To name a few former Navals.

tomshup on January 14, 2016 at 9:34 AM

Nikki Haley – chosen by McConnnell and Ryan, that’s all I need to know to write her off.

Over50 on January 14, 2016 at 10:29 AM

Nikki Haley who was elected by conservatives, who was put in office by Tea Party voters, has become–like they all do–a tool of the GOPe!

AnnaS on January 14, 2016 at 11:03 AM

According to one report, Haley’s spanish version of the speech leaned much harder toward the need for amnesty:

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/01/13/busted-republican-state-of-union-response-carried-amnesty-pledge-in-spanish-version/

Ricard on January 14, 2016 at 1:28 PM

…correction…the Spanish version of the speech Haley gave in English…which was not delivered by Haley.

Ricard on January 14, 2016 at 1:30 PM

Nicky Haley and the GOPE have now declared themselves as my enemies.

They can be assured that I will respond in kind.

landlines on January 14, 2016 at 3:29 PM

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