Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on January 19, 2016 by Allahpundit

Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential nominee who became a Tea Party sensation and a favorite of grass-roots conservatives, endorsed Donald J. Trump in Iowa on Tuesday, providing Mr. Trump with a potentially significant boost just 13 days before the state’s caucuses…

”Over the years Palin has actually cultivated a number of relationships in Iowa,” said Craig Robinson, the former political director of the Republican Party of Iowa and publisher of the website The Iowa Republican. ”There are the Tea Party activists who still think she’s great and a breath of fresh air, but she also did a good job of courting Republican donors in the state,” he added…

“Palin’s brand among evangelicals is as gold as the faucets in Trump tower,” said Ralph Reed, the chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition.

“Endorsements alone don’t guarantee victory, but Palin’s embrace of Trump may turn the fight over the evangelical vote into a war for the soul of the party,” he said.

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Palin has a reputation for being very conservative, but she’s not. OnTheIssues.org, which grades public statements, rates her as a “moderate conservative.” Palin supported a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. She has described herself as a feminist. Palin is far less conservative than other Republican bigwigs, such as Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio; both rate as “hard-core conservatives.”

Palin’s ideology lines up much better with Trump’s. When you convert Palin’s and Trump’s OnTheIssues grades to a -100 (most liberal) to 100 (most conservative) scale,1 Palin and Trump have nearly identical scores (47.4 for Palin and 47.5 for Trump). Trump has strayed from conservative orthodoxy on abortion, foreign policy, gay marriage, Social Security and a whole host of other issues. Palin is more interested in outsider credentials than conservative bona fides.

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[In Alaska] Palin was a pragmatist and a dealmaker, just like Trump—guided by a fundamentally conservative worldview, but not especially interested in or bound by orthodoxy. (You’re unlikely to find either curled up with the complete works of William F. Buckley.) Like Trump, she was willing to take on big business and call for new taxes where they seemed warranted. Trump, too, has a mixed political past in his closet: On the one hand, years of race-baiting, but on the other, past support for abortion, donations to liberal candidates, registration as a Democrat.

But Trump and Palin were both able to spot, and then position themselves to take advantage of, opportunities of the moment. They understood that if they were able to say the right things to the right groups, it would block those more complicated political pasts from view.

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Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Donald Trump united two favorites of Republican conservatives, but it’s an open question whether Palin’s nod will help the billionaire front-runner

In addition, voters in Iowa, which holds its caucuses Feb. 1, have expressed doubt over just how helpful Palin’s endorsement is. A month before the 2014 midterm election, 56 percent of likely Iowa voters said that Palin’s endorsement of Joni Ernst would do “more to hurt” than help her chances of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, according to polling from Selzer & Co., which conducts Iowa polls for Bloomberg Politics. Just 30 percent said it would help. Ernst won anyway.

In that same survey, 57 percent of likely Iowa voters, of all affiliations, viewed her unfavorably, although only 16 percent of Ernst supporters said the Palin’s endorsement was a “problem.”

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But the Trump phenomenon also seems global and inevitable. America’s elite class belongs to a truly global class of elites. And everywhere in Europe that global class is being challenged by anti-immigrant, occasionally-protectionist parties who do not parrot free-market economic policies, but instead promise to use the levers of the state to protect native interests. In Russia, Putin’s populist nationalism has taken over a major state apparatus, precisely to avenge itself on the paladins of the free-market.

What is so crucial to Trump’s success, even within the Republican Party, is his almost total ditching of conservatism as a governing philosophy. He is doing the very thing Pat Buchanan could not, and would not do…

What so frightens the conservative movement about Trump’s success is that he reveals just how thin the support for their ideas really is. His campaign is a rebuke to their institutions. It says the Republican Party doesn’t need all these think tanks, all this supposed policy expertise. It says look at these people calling themselves libertarians and conservatives, the ones in tassel-loafers and bow ties. Have they made you more free? Have their endless policy papers and studies and books conserved anything for you? These people are worthless. They are defunct. You don’t need them, and you’re better off without them.

And the most frightening thing of all — as Francis’ advice shows — is that the underlying trend has been around for at least 20 years, just waiting for the right man to come along and take advantage.

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[T]he Republican Party is not as antigovernment as its elites think it is. Its members no longer fit into the same old ideological categories. Trump grabbed his lead with an ideological grab bag of gestures, some of them quite on the left. He is more Huey Long than Calvin Coolidge.

Given the current strains on middle- and working-class families, many Republican voters want a government that will help the little guy; they just don’t want one that is incompetent, corrupt or infused with liberal social values…

[M]aybe it’s time some Republicans took a stand on what is emerging as the central dispute of our time — not between left and right but between open and closed. As the political scientist Matthew MacWilliams has found, the key trait that identifies Trump followers is authoritarianism. His central image is a wall. With their emphasis on anger and shutting people out, Trump and Cruz are more like European conservatives than American ones.

Governing conservatism has to offer people a secure financial base and a steady hand up so they can welcome global capitalism with hope and a sense of opportunity. That’s the true American tradition, emphasizing future dynamism not tribal walls. There’s a silent majority of hopeful, practical, programmatic Republicans. You know who you are.

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If you are surprised by this development, you shouldn’t be. Ours is an age in which politics and entertainment are melted together without opposition or disfavor; a silly, self-indulgent, shallow age in which Kanye West thinks he can be the president of the United States and the president of the United States thinks he can be Kanye West. That Palin and Trump are together at last is no accident of ideology or timing; rather, it is the inevitable and rational confluence of two ghastly cults of personality — a fat-cutting, cash-saving merger that will serve to increase overall market share. Under their own steam, both figures have convinced a significant portion of the American population that their personal advancement is the key to the country’s success. Together, just think how great America can be!…

[B]y uniting, the pair has shown the way toward a new sort of conservative establishment. Last year, long before Trump made his ambitions clear, I submitted that if one “wanted to find a figure to which Palin can be reasonably compared . . . it’s not Ronald Reagan. . . . It’s Donald Trump.” And so it has come to pass. Like Palin, Trump has mastered the art of the interminable ramble, the purpose of which is not to convey meaning or to advance a useful argument but to stun the audience into dumb submission. Like Palin, Trump has embraced his ignorance and wielded it as a sign of strength and normality against the ever-protean “elite.” And, like Palin, Trump has betrayed his desire to fix the political system not by mastering or replacing it, but by becoming it. This isn’t an insurgency, it’s a shakedown. And the conmen are moving in packs.

Alas, there is no grand principle on display here. There is nothing but opportunism and ego. For a long time now, Sarah Palin has been apt to say anything and everything to keep the cameras buzzing around her hive. This rotten endorsement completes the decline. What, we might ask, has become of Palin’s beloved Tea Party? What, too, of her purported admiration for limited government, and of her ostensible hatred of heretics and fakers? The prospect of a mass movement that was earnestly committed to libertarianism was always a little too good to be true, but even I didn’t imagine it ending like this. All that talk of the Constitution and the Declaration; all that energy expended against the cronies and the rent-seekers; all those purifying voter drives — and for what? So that Sarah Palin could add a few zeroes to her bank balance and Donald Trump could go from the purchaser to the bought? Today was the day that Rick Santelli’s famous yelp finally melted into populism and avarice. Today, at about ten minutes past six, P. T. Barnum beat out Hayek for the soul of the insurgent Right. Today, the rebels became the charlatans they had set out to depose. What comes next will be anybody’s guess.

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At the height of the movement’s cultural power, disdainful liberals enjoyed citing the nonsensical “keep your government hands off my Medicare” as a Tea Party rallying cry and arguing that most Tea Party members were in fact comfortable with big government, even if they were too stupid to realize it. Another favorite left-wing line of thinking was that the movement didn’t object to big-government spending in general so much as big-government spending on other people.

The movement has indisputably undergone some uncomfortable ideological contortions over time, as most movements do. Folks who roared with fury about Obama’s big-spending early years showed little appetite for entitlement reform. Those who once fumed about runaway government invading the citizenry’s privacy appear comfortable enough with Big Brother as long as he’s leaving them alone.

In September, Glenn Beck, one of the few big-name tea partiers who has been resolutely opposed to Trump since the beginning, suggested that he doubted any real members of the movement supported Trump — and that any that did were, in fact, driven by the racism that critics carped about…

Maybe the Tea Party isn’t splintered and weak. Maybe it’s dead.

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Since Donald Trump entered the race, one opponent after another has attacked him as not a real conservative. They’ve been right, too! And the same could have been said about Sarah Palin in 2008. Palin knew little and cared less about most of the issues that excited conservative activists and media. She owed her then-sky-high poll numbers in Alaska to an increase in taxes on oil production that she used to fund a $1,200 per person one-time cash payout—a pretty radical deviation from the economic ideology of the Wall Street Journal and the American Enterprise Institute. What defined her was an identity as a “real American”—and her conviction that she was slighted and insulted and persecuted because of this identity.

That’s exactly the same feeling to which Donald Trump speaks, and which has buoyed his campaign. When he’s president, he tells voters, department stores will say “Merry Christmas” again in their advertisements. Probably most of his listeners would know, if they considered it, that the president of the United States does not determine the ad copy for Walmart and Nordstrom’s. They still appreciate the thought: He’s one of us—and he’s standing up for us against all of them—at a time when we feel weak and poor and beleaguered, and they seem more numerous, more dangerous, and more aggressive.

Talk radio uses those feelings, too, of course, and has used them for years. But the more ideological stars of conservative talk—the Limbaughs, the Levins—try to use those feelings in service of a more-or-less coherent set of political ideas. Speaking to the feelings of persecution is only a means; some vision of a revitalized free-enterprise system is the end. For Palin, though, her personal grievances were always what the whole commotion was all about. She was effective, to the extent she was, because millions of people agreed that her personal grievances sometimes also represented theirs…

Ideology versus identity: That’s going to be the ballot question in Iowa on the first of February. A lot more than the Republican presidential nomination may depend on the answer.

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“Palin’s endorsement is massive, because it will definitely get Palin’s vote.”


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Thanks AC, needed that :)

cmsinaz on January 20, 2016 at 5:00 AM

You are welcome. :)

31g, I have to go – I’ll catch your response later.

Mott the Hoople – “Roll Away the Stone” Disco 1974

Anti-ControI on January 20, 2016 at 5:11 AM

Is KJ on vacay?

cmsinaz on January 20, 2016 at 5:22 AM

Sorry was AFK,. AC.
IG Report for those who may have missed it.

AC – 4:58 AM
Clarifying – Don’t want to stay there forever, just long enough to catch a breather and enjoy the view.
What will that take? A time machine to get past this year. G2M isn’t here to make it.
JK. I don’t watch local news and caught FOX for the first time in ages yesterday. Oh, speaking of which, on base they play nothing but MSNBC and CNN in the cafeteria, clinic, etc. Wonder if that will change when the admin does.
Anyway, I do know what I read on line does get the better of me at times, so avoiding negative stuff would work…
just hard to find the good stuff among the mess.

31giddyup on January 20, 2016 at 5:23 AM

AC, just went to previous page to catch up.
Sorry I missed you.
Niters. Sweet dreams.

I wonder what Facebook responses are now, they didn’t seem friendly yesterday

cmsinaz on January 20, 2016 at 4:58 AM

I don’t know… I don’t do twitter, FB, just personal e-mails.

It’s guaranteed that things are going to get crazier though.

31giddyup on January 20, 2016 at 5:31 AM

Well, Morning Crew, get your waders on, lots of muck is in store for you today.
Hugs to you and HA.

… and Lord… Never mind, not askin’ for nuttin’ (list is too long). I’m sure You’re due a reprieve
from You’re daily chores. Love Ya!

31giddyup on January 20, 2016 at 5:36 AM

Trolls do sleep.

Who knew?

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 20, 2016 at 5:46 AM

So, Tlaloc is asleep, deep into a nightmare of Ms Clinton in Federal prison orange and he is in fact in the real world a dish washer in the prison where she is locked up.

He is so pleased he will be able to get her autograph every day the rest of his life.

So happy he does not want to wake up.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 20, 2016 at 5:52 AM

31giddyup on January 20, 2016 at 5:36 AM

be good :)

cmsinaz on January 20, 2016 at 5:57 AM

mika ripping dippity do for controlling the dem debates

heh

cmsinaz on January 20, 2016 at 6:03 AM

Morning Peeps.

MSLSD going Political OverLoad on GOP,….Pinko-Commie Bernie!!

canopfor on January 20, 2016 at 6:08 AM

cmsinaz on January 20, 2016 at 6:03 AM

yet when hillary was on the show a few days ago mika never asked her about Trumps atttacks on her husbands infidelities.

renalin on January 20, 2016 at 6:09 AM

renalin on January 20, 2016 at 6:09 AM

yepper, crickets

cmsinaz on January 20, 2016 at 6:14 AM

The Big Red One Bernie.

Free Chickens in Tlaloc’s pot!

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 20, 2016 at 6:22 AM

Hey Canopfor

:)

cmsinaz on January 20, 2016 at 6:23 AM

Trump

Ms Clinton should get some PCMatic!

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 20, 2016 at 6:25 AM

canopfor on January 20, 2016 at 6:08 AM

Hello Friend..I hope all is going well for you and your family.. :):)

Dire Straits on January 20, 2016 at 6:26 AM

Stocks in free fall.

Obama lies

Down the Climate Change rabbit hole!

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 20, 2016 at 6:28 AM

Lies kill!

Truth is life.

Seek truth.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 20, 2016 at 6:29 AM

cmsinaz on January 20, 2016 at 6:23 AM

Trust me the Palin endorsement is a lead balloon..Seems Palin’s oldest son has a problem..:)

Dire Straits on January 20, 2016 at 6:31 AM

If Trump wins the nomination, footage of him with Palin today will make a lot of Democratic attack ads. https://t.co/qogFecyPob

— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) January 19, 2016

This is so dumb. I am so tired of political consultant types that live in a cocoon. There is not one voter in the entire country that will be “undecided” between Hillary and Trump that will be swayed by a picture of Trump with Palin.

Yeah, thanks to the MSM, Sarah Palin has very high unfavorables. But that’s among the liberal hardcores, for the most part. At least to the extent that their dislike of her would be a deciding factor in voting.

The average, low information, “swing” voter likely does not have much of an opinion on Palin, and if they do, it’s weak, at best.

And, frankly, I don’t believe MSM polls much anymore because they simply ask the question in the most leading, disingenuous way possible.

Like the one that says some 45% or more of Republicans would be “ashamed” of their party if Trump was the nominee. It’s not like they listed a dozen terrible quotes from Trump as lead in to the question and then said, would you be ashamed of this guy if he was your nominee ?

Burn it down. ALL OF IT.

deadrody on January 20, 2016 at 6:34 AM

Dire Straits on January 20, 2016 at 6:31 AM

ooopsie :)

cmsinaz on January 20, 2016 at 6:40 AM

cmsinaz on January 20, 2016 at 6:23 AM

Trust me the Palin endorsement is a lead balloon..Seems Palin’s oldest son might have a problem..:)

Dire Straits on January 20, 2016 at 6:31 AM

Sorry..Fixed..:)

Dire Straits on January 20, 2016 at 6:40 AM

cmsinaz on January 20, 2016 at 6:40 AM

The “Left” will have a “field day” with it..:(

Dire Straits on January 20, 2016 at 6:43 AM

Dire Straits on January 20, 2016 at 6:40 AM

:)

its all good DS

good to see you here

cmsinaz on January 20, 2016 at 6:43 AM

Dire Straits on January 20, 2016 at 6:40 AM

time to pile on a vet with PTSD. nice try lowlife.

renalin on January 20, 2016 at 6:44 AM

Dire Straits on January 20, 2016 at 6:43 AM

concur

cmsinaz on January 20, 2016 at 6:44 AM

warren is the only person who can save hillary now

clinton/warren
-mika

cmsinaz on January 20, 2016 at 6:46 AM

renalin on January 20, 2016 at 6:44 AM

wow..just..wow..

Dire Straits on January 20, 2016 at 6:47 AM

Palins endorsement of Trump being ignored on morning joe.

their hate for her is a thing of beauty.

renalin on January 20, 2016 at 6:47 AM

renalin on January 20, 2016 at 6:44 AM

dire is a good guy

cmsinaz on January 20, 2016 at 6:47 AM

Freaggin Computer, had to rebooty,..anywho,…

canopfor on January 20, 2016 at 6:08 AM

Hello Friend..I hope all is going well for you and your family.. :):)

Dire Straits on January 20, 2016 at 6:26 AM

Dire Straits: Hey Dire, good to see ya.
Thanks, everything is good,
and to yours as well:)

canopfor on January 20, 2016 at 6:49 AM

canopfor on January 20, 2016 at 6:49 AM

All is good here..:)

Dire Straits on January 20, 2016 at 6:50 AM

Dire Straits on January 20, 2016 at 6:40 AM

time to pile on a vet with PTSD. nice try lowlife.

renalin on January 20, 2016 at 6:44 AM

renalin: Sumpin is wrong with Track, no excuses, if
the story is true.

I’m pretty sure, Sarah brought up a good son.

For some reason, certain men/boys can’t control
there anger!

canopfor on January 20, 2016 at 6:52 AM

canopfor on January 20, 2016 at 6:52 AM

Thanks friend for the backup..:)

Dire Straits on January 20, 2016 at 6:53 AM

dire is a good guy

cmsinaz on January 20, 2016 at 6:47 AM

if you say so:)

renalin on January 20, 2016 at 6:54 AM

From MJ:

Taking Sanders Seriously
************************

The socialist beats Trump by 15 points in one recent survey.
Jan. 19, 2016 7:09 p.m. ET

It’s time to take Bernie Sanders seriously. The Vermont Senator is leading in Iowa and New Hampshire and in Sunday’s debate he sounded for the first time like a candidate who thinks he can win. He still isn’t the favorite against the Clinton machine, but it’s no longer impossible to imagine the 74-year-old socialist as the Democratic nominee.

It’s fashionable to describe Mr. Sanders as the progressive version of Donald Trump, but that is true only in that they both tap into public dissatisfaction with the status quo. Mr. Trump has populist instincts but few fixed ideological principles. Mr. Sanders is a true-blue man of the left. He would be the most left-wing Democratic nominee since George McGovern in 1972, but his economic agenda is more radical and hasn’t been seen in the U.S. since the 1930s.
(More….)
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http://www.wsj.com/articles/taking-sanders-seriously-1453248572

**(Note), to get WSJ article, pasty/copy title, google,
then when page pops up, hit the stop loading
page…(lock it up), and viola!

canopfor on January 20, 2016 at 6:56 AM

cmsinaz on January 20, 2016 at 6:47 AM

if you say so:)

renalin on January 20, 2016 at 6:54 AM

renalin: Yup:)

canopfor on January 20, 2016 at 6:57 AM

canopfor on January 20, 2016 at 6:52 AM

Thanks friend for the backup..:)

Dire Straits on January 20, 2016 at 6:53 AM

Dire Straits: Anytime, your not on much, and Troll Operations
have some spooked, as in new names have popped
up recently:)

canopfor on January 20, 2016 at 7:00 AM

canopfor on January 20, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Excellent post..I totally understand..Remember we are getting into the “Silly Season..:)

PS..Thank you..:):)

Dire Straits on January 20, 2016 at 7:04 AM

Palins endorsement of Trump being ignored on morning joe.

their hate for her is a thing of beauty.

renalin on January 20, 2016 at 6:47 AM

What exactly does Palin’s endorsement do? My guess is that it turned more people off voting for Trump than it did solidify his standing among “conservatives.” In 2012, Palin refused to endorse Romney because of his positions- positions also held by Trump. Clearly, Palin is both a flip-flopper and a quitter.

What I love is all the howlers who would have hurled poo at Palin if she had endorsed some other candidate suddenly embracing her as the definitive spokesperson for conservatives.

Happy Nomad on January 20, 2016 at 7:13 AM

It’s time to take Bernie Sanders seriously.

canopfor on January 20, 2016 at 6:56 AM

Good God! I’m too old to learn the metric system at this point in life!

Happy Nomad on January 20, 2016 at 7:15 AM

What I love is all the howlers who would have hurled poo at Palin if she had endorsed some other candidate suddenly embracing her as the definitive spokesperson for conservatives

I’d embrace Sarah anytime, don’t give a darn who she endorses.

Racistanyway on January 20, 2016 at 7:20 AM

Red’s ruin the D’s,

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 20, 2016 at 7:22 AM

I’d embrace Sarah anytime, don’t give a darn who she endorses.

Racistanyway on January 20, 2016 at 7:20 AM

And good for you. I just don’t think that there are many like-minded conservatives out there at this point.

Happy Nomad on January 20, 2016 at 7:23 AM

Red’s ruin the D’s,

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 20, 2016 at 7:22 AM

After Pete Rose, hasn’t Cleveland been blamed for enough already?

Happy Nomad on January 20, 2016 at 7:24 AM

Good Morning, y’all!

The Return of the Artic Fox

My take: https://kingsjester.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/cuda-shoots-she-scores-palin-endorses-trump-conservative-populism-is-reborn/

‘Cuda Shoots. She Scores!: Palin Endorses Trump. Conservative Populism Is Reborn

kingsjester on January 20, 2016 at 7:26 AM

hit the stop loading
page…(lock it up), and viola!

canopfor on January 20, 2016 at 6:56 AM

How?

Ms. Contrarian Scientist on January 20, 2016 at 7:27 AM

KJ back in da house

Missed you :)

cmsinaz on January 20, 2016 at 7:29 AM

canopfor on January 20, 2016 at 6:56 AM

Good God! I’m too old to learn the metric system at this point in life!

Happy Nomad on January 20, 2016 at 7:15 AM

Happy Nomad: I blame MSLSD, forcing me to gather that up:)

canopfor on January 20, 2016 at 7:30 AM

How big a kook is Glen Beck?

Gives people

The hippie gitters

The funny feelings

The “he can not believe that crap”

The giggle and look away

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 20, 2016 at 7:36 AM

The Return of the Artic Fox

My take: https://kingsjester.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/cuda-shoots-she-scores-palin-endorses-trump-conservative-populism-is-reborn/

‘Cuda Shoots. She Scores!: Palin Endorses Trump. Conservative Populism Is Reborn

kingsjester

Thanks for that excellent rundown of Palin’s true accomplishments in AK! Inspiring!

Ms. Contrarian Scientist on January 20, 2016 at 7:38 AM

Gun Grabber HALT:
———————


FBI official: ‘Perfect storm’ imperiling gun background checks
Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY 7:49 p.m. EST January 19, 2016
*******************************************************

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The surge of criminal background checks required of new gun purchasers has been so unrelenting in recent months

that the FBI had been forced to temporarily halt the processing of thousands of appeals from prospective buyers whose firearm purchase attempts have been denied.

Since October, the bureau’s entire cadre of appeal examiners— about 70 analysts — was redeployed here to help keep pace with waves of incoming background investigations that continued through December when a record 3.3 million firearm sales were processed.
(More…)
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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2016/01/19/fbi-guns-background-checks/78752774/

canopfor on January 20, 2016 at 7:40 AM

Glen Beck
David Barton
Ted Cruz

Connections

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 20, 2016 at 7:41 AM

joe can’t understand why Trump picked Palin since they draw from the same support.

is it stupidity or willful propaganda?

its clear Palin helps strength Trump on the right and especially with evangelicals and pro lifers.

renalin on January 20, 2016 at 7:41 AM

*Suckers*
=========

Iran nuclear program deal
19m
Iran’s foreign minister calls new US sanctions over ballistic missile testing ‘illegal,’ justifies program as Iran’s self-defense – AP
End of alert
=================

The Associated Press [email protected] 21m21 minutes ago

BREAKING: Iran’s foreign minister calls new US sanctions over ballistic missile testing ‘illegal,’ justifies program as Iran’s self-defense.
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canopfor on January 20, 2016 at 7:47 AM

hit the stop loading
page…(lock it up), and viola!

canopfor on January 20, 2016 at 6:56 AM

How?

Ms. Contrarian Scientist on January 20, 2016 at 7:27 AM

Ms. Contrarian Scientist:

When the page almost loads, hit the refresh/load thingy button,
to get a X…:)

canopfor on January 20, 2016 at 7:49 AM

Red Diper Kookie Doper Berrnie!

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 20, 2016 at 7:56 AM

RE: IRANium Missiles:
======================

Khamenei.ir [email protected]_ir 58m58 minutes ago

Years ago Americans said New Middle East. Now we can see what new Middle East means! Middle East of prejudice, dogmatism, war & terrorism.

Khamenei.ir [email protected]_ir 1h1 hour ago

In case of any deceit from other party, our officials must retaliate. If they breach the deal, this side should also breach the deal. #JCPOA

Khamenei.ir [email protected]_ir 1h1 hour ago

Deceitfulness is common for other party. We cannot trust smiles & masks. The America of Reagan& Bush eras & today are not different. #JCPOA

Khamenei.ir [email protected]_ir 1h1 hour ago

Some try to pretend that #JCPOA achievements were US favor for us while it was not;it was efforts by Iranian nation and our scientists.

Khamenei.ir [email protected]_ir 2h2 hours ago

#JCPOA was a big, important event, however not meeting all our demands; yet whatever achieved was by efforts of president, FM & negotiators.

Khamenei.ir [email protected]_ir 2h2 hours ago

In US who calls itself democracy symbol, anyone with least socialist approaches was rejected,now they criticize us for Guardian Council! 2/2

Khamenei.ir [email protected]_ir 2h2 hours ago

I said those not accepting system shall vote, not those not accepting the system be sent to Majlis. Nowhere in world would accept that.1/2

Khamenei.ir [email protected]_ir Jan 19

I reaffirm again that deceit& lack of commitment of arrogant states particularly U.S. in this issue& other issues must not be ignored.#JCPOA

https://twitter.com/khamenei_ir

canopfor on January 20, 2016 at 7:56 AM

Red Diper Kookie Doper Berrnie!

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 20, 2016 at 7:56 AM

APACHEWHOKNOWS: A Communist Mr.Magoo:0

canopfor on January 20, 2016 at 7:57 AM

I thought the Palin endorsement was a mistake. He should have gone for a high ranking Military(retired) or some other heroic figure. Cruz on the other hand aligning with Beck now that is sad!

justonevictory on January 20, 2016 at 8:07 AM

cmsinaz on January 20, 2016 at 7:29 AM
Ms. Contrarian Scientist on January 20, 2016 at 7:38 AM

Thank you both!

kingsjester on January 20, 2016 at 8:10 AM

canopfor on January 20, 2016 at 7:56 AM
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That was quite fascinating … thanx for posting it.

listens2glenn on January 20, 2016 at 8:15 AM

cmsinaz on January 20, 2016 at 7:29 AM

Ms. Contrarian Scientist on January 20, 2016 at 7:38 AM

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Thank you both!
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kingsjester on January 20, 2016 at 8:10 AM

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Me too ! … Me too ! … (cuz I’m an attention hog)

Excellent reading … good job !

listens2glenn on January 20, 2016 at 8:27 AM

WOW! Funny when the formerly labeled “right wingnut” Palin endorsed Trump, she suddenly becomes “moderate”.

Good for Palin! Iowa Win for Trump!

I support Sarah Palin!

TRUMP 2016!

TheAlamos on January 20, 2016 at 8:30 AM

What I love is all the howlers who would have hurled poo at Palin if she had endorsed some other candidate suddenly embracing her as the definitive spokesperson for conservatives

You mean Trump, right? (I know you do) Trump “MacDaddy Howler Monkey” would be calling Palin trailer trash and shrugging his shoulders,and saying..”She’s not too smart…she just isn’t…Everybody knows that..everybody knows thats true…it just is”.

Mimzey on January 20, 2016 at 8:36 AM

TRUMP 2016!

TheAlamos on January 20, 2016 at 8:30 AM

If you had to pick out one or two of Trumps most conservative traits that you admire, what would they be?

Mimzey on January 20, 2016 at 8:40 AM

You mean Trump, right? (I know you do) Trump “MacDaddy Howler Monkey” would be calling Palin trailer trash and shrugging his shoulders,and saying..”She’s not too smart…she just isn’t…Everybody knows that..everybody knows thats true…it just is”.

Mimzey on January 20, 2016 at 8:36 AM

Exactly!

Happy Nomad on January 20, 2016 at 8:45 AM

canopfor on January 20, 2016 at 7:56 AM
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That was quite fascinating … thanx for posting it.

listens2glenn on January 20, 2016 at 8:15 AM

listens2glenn: Sucker Hopey got suckered:)

canopfor on January 20, 2016 at 9:07 AM

Palin loves America (in the way that I do).
Trump loves America (in the way that I do).
Cruz loves America (in the way that I do).

Enough of this poo throwing crap. Don’t think I’m a conservative? Meh. Maybe not depending on who is defining it, but I have used my own talents, time and treasure to get (what I thought were good) Republicans elected, only to have them shirk their responsibilities and join the big government uni-party, the go-along-to-get-along DC mentality. Something has to change.

Trump/Cruz 2016

Fallon on January 20, 2016 at 9:08 AM

Trump/Cruz 2016
Fallon on January 20, 2016 at 9:08 AM

I seriously doubt that’ll ever happen, given Trump’s most recent passive aggressive approach to the race between him and Cruz. Not unless, of course, they have a behind the scenes sit down and Trump apologizes and urges Cruz to take the position for the good of the country. Which Cruz, being the man he seems to be, might then agree to do, but Trump has seriously hurt the relationship with his below the belt tactics.

There are a lot of better ways Trump could have contrasted himself with Cruz. These tactics were sleazy.

Cleombrotus on January 20, 2016 at 9:24 AM

Cleombrotus on January 20, 2016 at 9:24 AM

This is about winning Iowa and New Hampshire. Most political tactics are sleazy.

If Reagan could get G.H.W. Bush on the ticket, anything is possible.

Fallon on January 20, 2016 at 9:34 AM

Fallon on January 20, 2016 at 9:34 AM

I suppose you’re right but if it does happen it points more to the “bigness” of Cruz than anything else.

Cleombrotus on January 20, 2016 at 9:59 AM

I suppose you’re right but if it does happen it points more to the “bigness” of Cruz than anything else.

Cleombrotus on January 20, 2016 at 9:59 AM

Did you believe it was “big” of G.H.W.B. to join Reagan? And, I do really like Cruz (I didn’t like Poppy). Just asking…

Fallon on January 20, 2016 at 10:09 AM

Fallon

No, GHWB had other motivations.

Cleombrotus on January 20, 2016 at 10:36 AM

For what it’s worth, though, GHWB at least had some class.

Cleombrotus on January 20, 2016 at 10:38 AM

Happy Nomad on January 20, 2016 at 7:13 AM

Has anyone mentioned today what an utter, compleat and total assclown you are?

Well, princess, I’m here to tell you that you are, indeed, an utter, compleat, and total assclown.

Solaratov on January 20, 2016 at 4:25 PM

Palin has always been my heroine..it continues. Always rogue..my type of lady.

bazil9 on January 19, 2016 at 10:58 PM

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For me it started with Wonderwoman in the ’60s. I’ve been a heroine addict ever since.

meerbock on January 20, 2016 at 6:00 PM

More estrogen..where are my lady friends?
Come on out!
Cept lordes.

bazil9 on January 19, 2016 at 11:37 PM

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Been here all along B9. I got a late start and am only up to page two so far. At my age, Premarin and Estrace are my fountain of youth drugs. Just turned 73 on the 16th. FWIW, Dolly Parton is three years and three days younger than I am.

meerbock on January 20, 2016 at 6:41 PM

I beseech you to behoove yourselves to know that aside from being a ventriloquist poster I can also pilfer your brain cells and replace them with sesame seeds.

SpongePuppy on January 20, 2016 at 12:06 AM

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Sure that’s not brain sand?

meerbock on January 20, 2016 at 9:08 PM

[slides Doc a jug of moonshine…enters under “It’ll Tickle Yer Innards”…]

Newtie and the Beauty on January 20, 2016 at 12:27 AM

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Punchline to an old Cajun joke … Out in their pirogue, drifting along the bayou Boudreau hands the pistol to Tibedaux and says, “Now make ME take a drink.”

meerbock on January 20, 2016 at 9:27 PM