Quotes of the day

posted at 10:01 pm on January 18, 2016 by Allahpundit

From the husband of an NYPD police officer who died on 9/11 comes an invitation to Sen. Ted Cruz.

“Senator Cruz, I was disappointed by your disparaging remarks about New York values somehow being different from Iowa and New Hampshire values,” read a Facebook post by retired NYPD Police Officer Jim Smith, husband of fallen Police Officer Moira Smith. “I invite you to come to the National 9-11 Memorial and Museum and see for yourself, and perhaps learn something about, the values of New Yorkers and the Heroes who defended American values on September 11th, 2001.”

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Marco Rubio invoked “New York values” in a broader attack on Ted Cruz this morning, calling him a huge hypocrite.

“Ted has shown a propensity,” he told Chuck Todd, “throughout his career in the U.S. Senate, to take one position in front of one audience and then change his position in front of another. So he raises money in New York and then criticizes New York values.”…

Rubio said, “I’ve never used that phrase. I think we’re all Americans. I’m campaigning on behalf of American values.” He said the fact that Cruz uses that line but then fundraises in New York shows “the level of political calculation” that goes into his campaign.

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Indeed I truly believed that 9/11 brought New Yorkers together with all other Americans because all we were doing is what any patriotic American would do. No different than the people of Boston after the Marathon bombing or the people of San Bernardino, who I visited with two weeks ago, did after the jihadist attack of Dec. 2, 2015.

After all we have been through as a city and as one undivided nation, to have a United States senator running for President paint New York as a city consumed with greed, sin and media obsession is shocking. Sen. Ted Cruz should apologize to the people of New York for his remarks and to the people of the United States for his crass attempt to divide us. And whatever our inclinations in the presidential race, all of us should be proud of Donald Trump’s strong, truthful and eloquent defense of our great city and nation.

As the late, great New Yorker, Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, made clear in his authoritative analysis of the federal budget, every year New York sends billions of dollars more to Washington, D.C., than Washington sends to us. And one of the reasons for that is Wall Street, the financial engine that makes all the programs we support, Republican, Democrat and bi-partisan, possible. When Sen. Cruz and so many of the other candidates of both parties come to New York City, they seem pretty happy to be here and are more than willing to take our money.

Well if you’re willing to take our money, then show us the respect we deserve and earned and don’t try to divide us from our fellow Americans.

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Longtime New Yorker and Republican donor John Catsimatidis said Sen. Ted Cruz should be ashamed for insulting “New York values” in the Thursday night Republican presidential debate and in interviews.

“I think that whether you’re a Democrat or whether you’re Republican, that every New Yorker was upset about it. Because it was nuts!” the grocery store mogul and Republican donor told MSNBC on Friday afternoon. “A presidential candidate should not try and tear up the country by tearing up section by section.”

“I think he’s trying to say that ‘Hey, you guys are New York: You got too many gays, you got too many transgenders, you got too many this, you got too many that.’ Look, we live in the greatest city in the world, New York, and I think he should be ashamed,” he said, calling the remark a “mistake” but saying he’d considering hearing the senator out more if he apologized.

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“I think it was a very, very ill-advised thing for Ted to say,” Christie said. “You want to be President of the United States, you have to unite this country. And for him to somehow be implying that certain values are more appropriate, more American, depending upon what region of the country you’re from, is to me just asinine.”…

Christie called Cruz “the most inside guy in this race,” despited Cruz’s frequent claims to be an outsider seeking to reform the party. “I think Ted once again is trying to be Mr. Ivy League cute,” he charged. “He’s Harvard and Princeton, he’s federal court clerkships, he’s government jobs, and somehow he’s an outsider? If you took his name off and you put that résumé down, that would look like the consummate Washington insider.”

Cruz’s assault on Trump for having “New York values” comes just weeks before Iowa begins voting and marks a shift from Cruz’s past praise for the former reality television star and businessman. Christie said Cruz was reading off Trump’s playbook as he doubled-down on the attack line. “It’s a political game to try to differentiate himself from Donald Trump who he’s been kissing up to for nine months,” Christie said. “And now all of the sudden two weeks out from the Iowa caucuses Donald’s this evil guy when Ted’s been defending him all along?”…

“If those values are bad, I don’t know why you would want to take money from people whose values you don’t agree with—especially if you’re some upright guy like Ted Cruz.”

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Cruz – get out. Get outta here. You are not what we want. Obama, the divider. Cruz, the divider. And God help him, and I want to say this, God help him if we found out in some private conversation Cruz have with somebody, that his reference in New York had just an ounce of anti-semitism. Again trying to appeal to the worst instincts of the evangelicals, by the way, by the way Senator Cruz … you went to Princeton, so did I, you went to Harvard Law School, I didn’t, but let me tell you something: Church-going Evangelicals all across this country love the State of Israel for its democracy and its values. And however many Jewish people there are in New York, these are good folks. These are good folks. And evangelicals have stood behind them as Iran and Isis and all the terrorist groups that Obama is playing footsie with try to destroy Israel. We won’t have it. We will not have it. New York is part of that battle, but so are evangelicals all across the country – in Iowa, in Colorado, in Texas, in California. Don’t pull that sophomoric stuff Cruz. You are disqualified. I am disqualifying you.

If Donald Trump’s going to win, and he looks like he will, if … let him choose Marco Rubio or someone with a cool head, an open mind; someone who loves America and understands good values here in New York as well as Iowa as well as Michigan as well as Texas as well as Georgia. That’s a uniting force: goodwill, family values, religious values, defense of freedom, here, overseas, Israel. Cruz bombed. I don’t want the story to go away. I don’t want this story to go away. I want him out of the race. I’m sorry, I want him out of the race.

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This is hilarious. The Metropolitan Republican Club has been around since 1902. It’s a pretty big deal up there, with virtually very Republican Presidential nominee since 1930 using the club’s offices as its NYC headquarters.

The Club held its straw poll, which was conducted after Ted Cruz’s statements about New York values. The results? Ted Cruz came in first place, beating Donald Trump.

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But the handy thing about the concept of “New York values” is that everybody thinks they’re something different. Was Cruz saying Trump is a liberal? That he’s un-American? That he’s crass, amoral? People can fill in the blanks. To the voters Cruz is targeting, the phrase can suggest any number of things — and it does. In an election season characterized by blunt political instruments, New York values is a effective for its relative subtlety.

On an anecdotal level, activists assembled at a tea party convention in Myrtle Beach on Saturday all had different responses for what New York values means to them…

“I’ve never been to New York, I really don’t know,” said Steve Brown, 58. “Well, I’m seeing that Mayor de Blasio and he seems to be against his own police force and he’s against the Second Amendment, and if that’s their values I don’t want nothing to do with it.”…

“Our son is dating a New York girl, she’s Italian, and he made the comment, this was months ago, about she’s got New York attitude,” said Cathy Johnson, 59. “It’s just, I don’t know how to explain it, they have their own beliefs. They’re strong opinionated, that’s what it is, strong opinions.”

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Conservative media commentator Glenn Beck lashed out Friday at Donald Trump’s “despicable” use of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to discredit GOP presidential rival Sen. Ted Cruz’s criticism of Trump’s “New York values.”…

In the panel debate on the bitter exchange between Trump and Cruz at the Thursday night debate in South Carolina, Beck accused the current liberal New York Mayor Bill de Blasio of being so left-wing, he’s “a communist.”

“The guy they elected as mayor of New York is a communist, and everybody knows it,” Beck railed. “And for Donald Trump to play that card was a despicable slap in the face to 9/11.”

Yet, Beck charged, “the media is coming out and saying, ‘Donald Trump is exactly right on it.’ They’re all praising him. It’s because they’re all liberal.”

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Yes, there are some Republicans in New York (Wall Street’s there, after all), but it’s a place whose values and culture really are different from those of the average Republican primary voter. That’s particularly true of Iowa, which Cruz hopes will be his springboard to victory. Republican caucus attendees are 99 percent white, mostly evangelical Christian, and extremely conservative.

Many of them look at New York and see someplace they can’t relate to, not just because it’s run by liberals, but also because it’s the epicenter of urban America, a place of noise and youth and rapid change. It’s a city of immigrants and a city of minorities — more than a third of the city’s population is foreign-born, and two-thirds are non-white. “New York is like a piece of the United States that’s not exactly traditional, it’s such a mixture of all kinds of feelings, all kind of backgrounds,” one Republican voter attending a tea party convention this weekend told BuzzFeed’s Rosie Gray. “I think it’s almost too much diversity.” Those feelings are the target for Cruz’s appeal

And the truth is that for all the candidates talk about unity and being a president for all Americans, the reality of geographic divisions is undeniable. Blue states are getting more liberal in their laws (raising the minimum wage, legalizing marijuana, passing gun restrictions) while red states are getting more conservative (encouraging more gun ownership, restricting abortion rights, waging war on unions).

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It has been said that you cannot understand America without understanding New York City, and the first thing to understand about New York is that it isn’t very much like the rest of America. That is true, unquestionably. But New York’s traditional virtues — its brashness, its hustle and enterprise, its anything-is-possible attitude — are the traditional American virtues, just as the city’s vices — its materialism, its self-importance, its fascination with the transitory and the impermanent — are the American vices, too. Conservatives, of all people, should be more attuned to the virtues of the nation’s commercial center; let the nation’s art-school dropouts sneer at that great collision of money and culture. The city has been the incubator of our best minds — Buckley, Friedman, Podhoretz, Kristol — and is home to great conservative institutions from The New Criterion and the Manhattan Institute to this magazine. Ayn Rand, who didn’t understand people but had a great and admirable capacity to be arrested by the beauty of human achievements, loved New York as only an immigrant can.

To the extent that “New York values” is another way of saying “urban values” — and it is, to a great extent — conservatives would do well to develop a keener appreciation of them. (Never mind, for the moment, the notion that Donald Trump’s values are identical to the values of New York, in which he is a figure of fun rather than a figure of respect.) From a matter of pure self-interest, Republicans would be in much better shape if their presidential candidates did not start in an electoral hole, with California, New York, New Jersey, and Illinois wrapped up in a bow for the Democrats. It isn’t California ranchers and Illinois farmers who have handed those states to the Left, but city-dwelling people who believe with some reason — Ted Cruz has just given them another — that Republicans hate them

When Ronald Reagan was elected, 74 percent of the U.S. population lived in cities; today it is 82 percent. From 2000 to 2010, the nation’s population grew by 9.7 percent — but the city population grew by 12.1 percent. And those urbanites are not entirely pleased with the Democratic monopolies that govern most of them: In Flint, the Democrats are literally poisoning the children; in Atlanta, the schools are so corrupt that teachers and administrators had to be sent to prison; elsewhere, urban Americans are literally up in arms (Molotov cocktails, at least) over their treatment at the hands of the city powers they interact with most often: the police. New York City is sliding back into pre-Giuliani chaos.

And what are Republicans doing? Sneering at “New York values,” when they should be seeking to satisfy the best of those values, such as the entrepreneurial spirit and the hunger for advancement — which are, after all, the best of American values, too.

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But while the short-term political implications are obvious (the two men are fighting over Iowa—and the GOP nomination), this is also a microcosm of a larger phenomenon: Many conservatives see rural America as the “real America.”…

But whether an agrarian society is morally superior, or not, population trends have (for a long time, now) been moving toward urbanization.

It is perfectly understandable why a politician hoping to woo Iowa caucusgoers would want to pander to the rural base of the GOP.

It is less understandable why a movement hoping to win the 21st century would abide.

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The base doesn’t need the “New York values” dog whistle Cruz is blowing in its direction. The base is politically and ideologically literate. Which means, maybe, Cruz and everybody else have had it entirely backwards. The Trump voter is a challenge to the Republican base as we’ve understood it since the Reagan era, not a member of it. Indeed, the Trump voter may represent a potentially new Republican base—and one that embraces Trump’s version of “New York values.”

Those values aren’t the ones Woody Allen was teasing. Nor are they the values of 9/11. They are the values of the New York of caricature—the Walter Winchell–Ralph Kramden–Archie Bunker–Andrew Dice Clay–Spike Lee New York, the city of pushy, obnoxious, informal and unpretentious loudmouths who get in your face and “tell it like it is.”

Donald Trump is the apotheosis of the caricature—he’s the zillionaire with the guts to say what the average Joe says, the guy in the $10,000 suit who prefers hot dogs to caviar and doesn’t like losers or cripples or captured soldiers, the world leader with the outerborough accent who loves a winner even if the winner is a monstrous dictator. Jeb Bush released a commercial openly calling Trump a jerk. Like Cruz, Bush seems to have misread the Trump appeal. An ad like that is an ad for Trump. A great many people in America in 2016 appear to think that an out-and-out, unapologetic jerk from the Big Apple is just what this country needs. After all, as the song says, if he can make it there, he’ll make it anywhere.

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Nova

Cell… lol… but it’s clean and located smack in downtown Jerusalem, 10 minute walk to the Old City.

And only 48 dollars a night.

Walter L. Newton on January 19, 2016 at 3:27 AM

Salisbury Steak Recipe
This is delicious…

OmahaConservative on January 19, 2016 at 3:27 AM

novaculus on January 19, 2016 at 3:24 AM

whiskey works wonders

Adios my friend

Fred

jrsrigmvr on January 19, 2016 at 3:29 AM

Walter L. Newton on January 19, 2016 at 3:24 AM

I feel the same way, the addictive effect of substances doesn’t seem to be as big a problem for me as for others. I quit smoking cigarettes without much difficulty, for example. But watching some of my friends struggle with addiction left a lasting impression on me. I don’t want to kid myself about the addictive power of these substances. Once you’re in their grip it is too late. You’re just f*cked.

novaculus on January 19, 2016 at 3:30 AM

jrsrigmvr on January 19, 2016 at 3:29 AM

G’night Fred. I’m taking advantage of the anodyne effects of bourbon right now.

novaculus on January 19, 2016 at 3:34 AM

How many days has it been since the debate where Cruz stupidly tried to make a point about Trump’s lack of ideology by smearing America’s largest and the world’s best city?

So many quotes… it seems New Yorkers have pretty thin skin to be still worried about Ted Cruz dissing them this long.

OR—the media just found a new toy, like that meaningless 47% thing in 2012.

The media seems to want Trump now. I know he’s good for ratings. Maybe thaat’s it. At any rate the New York faux pas is over! Can we move on now?

petunia on January 19, 2016 at 3:34 AM

I don’t kid myself, I just know where my limits are.

I don’t recommend anyone follow my lead.

(I hate typing on a phone. Why isn’t the apostrophe on the front screen?)

Walter L. Newton on January 19, 2016 at 3:35 AM

OmahaConservative on January 19, 2016 at 3:27 AM

You’re making me hungry, OC. Mmmmm, beef…mashed potatoes… gravy….

novaculus on January 19, 2016 at 3:39 AM

Walter L. Newton on January 19, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Walter, are you Jewish?

OmahaConservative on January 19, 2016 at 3:39 AM

OC

According to my Jewish friends, “Damn close.” Two of my published plays deal with Jewish themes, my DNA says I’m 26 percent European Jew and I celebrate Passover and Hannakah.

I’m very Jewish friendly.

Walter L. Newton on January 19, 2016 at 3:46 AM

Time zones are freaky.

I’m listening to a Denver radio station, blogging on a Eastern time zone site and sitting in the Middle East.

Walter L. Newton on January 19, 2016 at 3:49 AM

Morning y’all

cmsinaz on January 19, 2016 at 4:45 AM

Stay cool Walater :)

cmsinaz on January 19, 2016 at 4:46 AM

Behold the Orwellian Bullshite that has become the Trump campaign. This savior of yours said Mitt Romney’s “self deportation” plan was mean spirited”, and despite the plan Jeff Sessions wrote for him,that he doesn’t know the details of Trump spouts of that he has NO PLANS to restrict LEGAL IMMIGRATION either,which is the dream of so many of his fans on these boards.

This is from Nov 2015 for fcuks sake. See for yourselves

http://www.breitbart.com/video/2015/11/12/trump-romneys-self-deportation-policy-was-mean-spirited-doesnt-support-restricting-legal-immigration-further/

He also said, at the debate he wants to give out more H1-B visa’s again despite his immigration plan saying otherwise. He’s selling a bunch of crap, mainly for his own glory and ego,as has been his want throughout his Trump branded life

I’ve liked Trump since the very beginning but it’s obvious he was trying to use and exploit this statement in a VERY VERY PC way, despite his FAR FAR more divisive comments this whole election.

Cruz is going to keep dragging him down into his own liberalism and fake populism by the way. and not allow him to escape, INCLUDING ON IMMIGRATION by the way, where Cruz has evolved a bit, like everyone BUT FAR LESS AND MORE COHERENTLY THAN TRUMP

Charliecrown on January 19, 2016 at 4:47 AM

Cripe was just on drudge
Ash considering demoting Petraeus and yet Hillary is still off limits

Unstinkingbelievable

cmsinaz on January 19, 2016 at 4:51 AM

Best election ever watching all the anti trumpettes and Cruzbots meltdown.

djohn669 on January 19, 2016 at 5:08 AM

Stupid thing for Cruz to say, especially when his every move since being elected to the Senate has been so carefully calculated. “East coast values” or “the liberal values he has embraced for years” would have worked better.

But Trump is a hypocrite – as usual – to wrap himself in 9/11 when he’s given not one dime to 9/11 charities.

Adjoran on January 19, 2016 at 5:09 AM

Good morning everybody.

Racistanyway on January 19, 2016 at 5:16 AM

Best election ever watching all the anti trumpettes and Cruzbots meltdown.

djohn669 on January 19, 2016 at 5:08 AM

What is your main reason/reasons for supporting Trump.? I’m a Cruz guy,because I truly think he will give us all the good stuff of Trump, with a bigger knowledge of policy and ability to be less controversial (less,still controversial) while accomplishing what we want.

Either way, we need to unite for the general,so we should avoid antagonizing supporters of other candidates.

Charliecrown on January 19, 2016 at 5:22 AM

Either way, we need to unite for the general,so we should avoid antagonizing supporters of other candidates.

Charliecrown on January 19, 2016 at 5:22 AM

The divide already seems too bitter for that…

OmahaConservative on January 19, 2016 at 5:27 AM

Charliecrown on January 19, 2016 at 5:22 AM

Don’t like Trump, going to vote for him , was a good little GOP soldier since 79, after they betrayed us going to watch it burn. Always said if Cruz gets the nom I vote for him. Feb we get to see you the ppl want, rest is just for show.

djohn669 on January 19, 2016 at 5:29 AM

edit who

not you

dang it is early

djohn669 on January 19, 2016 at 5:32 AM

djohn669 on January 19, 2016 at 5:29 AM

What are you going to watch burn? The country? The Constitution? Are you in favor of anarchy?

I don’t think the GOPE is going to burn if Trump is the nominee. He’ll simply play let’s make a deal and insist that’s what he meant all along.

INC on January 19, 2016 at 5:37 AM

INC on January 19, 2016 at 5:37 AM

Yea will see

djohn669 on January 19, 2016 at 5:40 AM

Up until a few weeks ago, I was enjoying watching Trump destroy the Republican Party, but was always intending to vote for Cruz. Now I’m not so sure. Trump will definitely provide more chaos, and I’m a fan of chaos. I don’t think the country can be saved by political actions anyway.

Racistanyway on January 19, 2016 at 5:42 AM

“If you write this one, I’m suing you.”

Long and fascinating list of Trump and Atlantic City. Lies, schemes, and stiffing others.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/trumps-bad-bet-how-too-much-debt-drove-his-biggest-casino-aground/2016/01/18/f67cedc2-9ac8-11e5-8917-653b65c809eb_story.html

INC on January 19, 2016 at 5:42 AM

The country won’t be saved by chaos. Are you advocating a country of Fergusons?

INC on January 19, 2016 at 5:44 AM

INC on January 19, 2016 at 5:44 AM

This country isn’t going saved by Cruz either.

djohn669 on January 19, 2016 at 5:46 AM

Great column by Steve Deace:

Trump making conservative stereotypes great again

INC on January 19, 2016 at 5:48 AM

I’m not looking for Cruz to be a savior.

INC on January 19, 2016 at 5:49 AM

J. E. Dyer put it best if I can find her column.

INC on January 19, 2016 at 5:50 AM

INC on January 19, 2016 at 5:49 AM

I am not looking for Trump to be a savior

djohn669 on January 19, 2016 at 5:51 AM

…Trump is used to managerial ideas working out – or not, and then you liquidate the bad idea and do something else. I perceive Cruz to be the one guy on that stage who knows, with such certainty that he will say no to things on principle, that this dynamic doesn’t apply to government and never will. You will always regret even letting it get started.

Of course, there’s more to it than that. But she’s the first person I’ve read who expresses some things I’ve thought about–parameters.

Cruz has parameters of character and understanding of government beyond which he will not go. IMHO Trump has none. In the end Trump is for Trump.

INC on January 19, 2016 at 5:59 AM

I’m glad you’re not.

INC on January 19, 2016 at 6:00 AM

Well, got to go. Thanks for talking.

INC on January 19, 2016 at 6:03 AM

INC on January 19, 2016 at 5:59 AM

you problem is the status quo isn’t working and that is why Trump wins.

djohn669 on January 19, 2016 at 6:04 AM

INC on January 19, 2016 at 6:03 AM

How will you feel if Palin endorses Trump?

OmahaConservative on January 19, 2016 at 6:05 AM

OC
I won’t be happy, its her decision but she will lose me

cmsinaz on January 19, 2016 at 6:28 AM

cmsinaz on January 19, 2016 at 6:28 AM

Will you vote for Trump if he is the nominee?

OmahaConservative on January 19, 2016 at 6:34 AM

I’m torn OC but more than likely will

cmsinaz on January 19, 2016 at 6:42 AM

good morning {{{OC}}}, thx for the recipe.

Sending positive vibes and prayers for those suffering chronic pain and especially to Fred and mom that they find relief and assistance with dignity.

Walter, your soul resonates with Israel, no need to be Jewish. You have the heart of a lion, a modern day Joshua… or Daniel. BTW my daughter’s room is 8 X 12. She works and sleeps in her studio and comes in the house to wash up and eat. Her mag lite is her friend, its got heft.

nuclearoptional on January 19, 2016 at 6:48 AM

nuclearoptional on January 19, 2016 at 6:48 AM

Mornin’ sarlin’
YW…

OmahaConservative on January 19, 2016 at 6:52 AM

oooops! darlin’

OmahaConservative on January 19, 2016 at 6:53 AM

If you don’t vote for Trump cms, at least be sure to vote for somebody. Don’t just stay home!

Racistanyway on January 19, 2016 at 6:53 AM

I like it when you talk about your menus, seems like authentic down home cooking.

nuclearoptional on January 19, 2016 at 6:53 AM

Good <Morning, y'all!

Hoisted on their own petard.

My take: https://kingsjester.wordpress.com/2016/01/19/blatant-unprofessional-objectivity-just-cost-the-democrat-lackeys-at-nbc-the-republican-primary-debates/

"Blatant Unprofessional Objectivity Just Cost the Democrat Lackeys at NBC the Republican Primary Debates"

kingsjester on January 19, 2016 at 6:54 AM

Don’t just stay home!

Racistanyway on January 19, 2016 at 6:53 AM

She would never do that…

OmahaConservative on January 19, 2016 at 6:55 AM

For sure RA

cmsinaz on January 19, 2016 at 6:55 AM

Speaking of network coverage…does it seem odd to anyone else that the last two Democrat debates ended early? Will Hillary’s health become an issue? This election cycle is the definition of the Chinese saying, “be careful what you wish for, you just might get it”

nuclearoptional on January 19, 2016 at 7:02 AM

I’m guessing those wanting the Republicans to have a big tent did not have a circus in mind.

nuclearoptional on January 19, 2016 at 7:04 AM

How will you feel if Palin endorses Trump?

OmahaConservative on January 19, 2016 at 6:05 AM

You weren’t asking me,but I’ll be perturbed.I’m not EVER going to start hating her or Trump,but she likes both of them, so she SHOULD STAY NEUTRAL,while Cruz is legit candidate.

Because this election has been so crazy, my cynical side tells me,he got her by saying “You already like me, so I’m not asking you to COMPLETELY sell out, and I’ll offer you a very nice position when I’m elected Sarah: I dont know Don, you’re great, but I love me some Ted Donald: I’m giving you a chance to resurrect your former dominance in the movement that you lost over time Sarah: Ok, I guess”

Boo, I hope it’s not true

Cruz IS the candidate. Smarter,calmer,more honest,more conservative including on immigration

Charliecrown on January 19, 2016 at 7:05 AM

I won’t ever hate Sarah, Donald I have already loved and hated him (recently), so it’s more of a roller-coaster.

I know it’s politics, but not liking his smears of Cruz, and that’s what they are.

Charliecrown on January 19, 2016 at 7:08 AM

Charliecrown on January 19, 2016 at 7:05 AM

Your scenario with SP and DT seems possible.

nuclearoptional on January 19, 2016 at 7:10 AM

nuclearoptional on January 19, 2016 at 7:02 AM

Maybe they ran out of kissazz questions??

dougmva on January 19, 2016 at 7:11 AM

I won’t ever hate Sarah, Donald I have already loved and hated him (recently), so it’s more of a roller-coaster.

I know it’s politics, but not liking his smears of Cruz, and that’s what they are.

Charliecrown on January 19, 2016 at 7:08 AM

It’s a fine line between a brushback and a spit ball. I hope Cruz is wearing a helmet, Trump looks like he hardly needs a hard hat.

nuclearoptional on January 19, 2016 at 7:13 AM

Who wants calmer in a candidate?

Racistanyway on January 19, 2016 at 7:13 AM

dougmva on January 19, 2016 at 7:11 AM

I haven’t told you yet that I like many of your posts. I was wondering if it affects their ad rates and scheduling…7 minutes is a lot to fill/vamp

nuclearoptional on January 19, 2016 at 7:15 AM

Speaking of network coverage…does it seem odd to anyone else that the last two Democrat debates ended early?

nuclearoptional on January 19, 2016 at 7:02 AM

Best part of the Dem debates. Martin O’Malley literally begged for ten seconds to respond to something. They didn’t give it to him and still ended four minutes early.

I’d love to live in the Dems world where there is so little to debate that they just run out of things to say.

Happy Nomad on January 19, 2016 at 7:19 AM

You know me OC :)

cmsinaz on January 19, 2016 at 7:20 AM

I don’t post a whole lot.. just hear and there.

And true on the filling time. It’s not like the Repub debates where there’s 10 people on stage.

dougmva on January 19, 2016 at 7:22 AM

“Blatant Unprofessional Objectivity Just Cost the Democrat Lackeys at NBC the Republican Primary Debates”

kingsjester on January 19, 2016 at 6:54 AM

Do we really need any more debates? They’ve turned into nothing but the King Howler Monkey flinging his poo at the other candidates. No substance. No real value for the voter.

Happy Nomad on January 19, 2016 at 7:23 AM

And true on the filling time. It’s not like the Repub debates where there’s 10 people on stage.

dougmva on January 19, 2016 at 7:22 AM

It’s always good to see you.

In the standup comedy world 10 minutes of stage time is an opening act.

nuclearoptional on January 19, 2016 at 7:25 AM

Happy Nomad on January 19, 2016 at 7:23 AM

you sound like a guy whose boy cruz had some of that poo stick.

My favorite moment of the debate?……watching Ted applaud as Trump nails his hide to the wall on 9/11

#priceless

renalin on January 19, 2016 at 7:32 AM

OMG, the rumor is PALIN is the “big announcement”? WOW. I did not see that coming. That would be yuuuuge indeed. It’s a good thing I decided to like Palin some time ago, huh? ;)

Otherwise, I will be perfectly happy if the announcement/guest is Phyllis Schlafly, Falwell Jr, John Wayne’s daughter, etc.

Aslans Girl on January 19, 2016 at 7:47 AM

Aslans Girl on January 19, 2016 at 7:47 AM

I agree

nuclearoptional on January 19, 2016 at 7:48 AM

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Have him say nice thing about Glen Frey at nest big media deal.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 19, 2016 at 8:04 AM

My favorite moment of the debate?……watching Ted applaud as Trump nails his hide to the wall on 9/11

#priceless

renalin on January 19, 2016 at 7:32 AM

So true! Cruz was so enamored with himself from previous exchanges that he just stood there clapping, not knowing what was coming next. Trump always knew he was going to stick the knife in him but timing is everything. The eternally thick Teddyboi looked like Tommy DeVito in Goodfellas when he entered the room to be made. BOOM. Like his protege, Obama, Teddyboi is nothing but a smartass Harvard trained lawyer who deals in over rehearsed mockery. All that birther crap was in the can and rehearsed. That’s why Cruz never saw the knife coming. I thought this election was about getting rid of a smart ass lawyer. Cruzbots just want one of their own.

rik on January 19, 2016 at 8:05 AM

My favorite moment of the debate?……watching Ted applaud as Trump nails his hide to the wall on 9/11

#priceless

renalin on January 19, 2016 at 7:32 AM

My favorite moment was the blessed quiet when the King Howler and all his idiot minions were rendered silent by Cruz’s debunking the lies KHM has been spreading as a birther.

Happy Nomad on January 19, 2016 at 8:53 AM

If Wall Street contains so many Republicans, why are “Wall Street” political contributions given overwhelmingly to Leftist Democrats?

Another Drew on January 19, 2016 at 12:54 PM

Another Drew on January 19, 2016 at 12:54 PM

Does make one wonder doesn’t it!
Have a blessed day one and all :)

Scrumpy on January 19, 2016 at 1:48 PM

Scrumpy on January 19, 2016 at 1:48 PM

Nice song, Scrumpy dear.

I miss you.

Solaratov on January 19, 2016 at 5:21 PM

Hmmm. Last. The antipodal nadir.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on January 19, 2016 at 9:12 PM

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