Quotes of the day

posted at 10:01 pm on January 25, 2016 by Allahpundit

Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File,” National Review editor Rich Lowry rolled out his magazine’s effort to challenge Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s bid to be the eventual Republican nominee.

Lowry told host Megyn Kelly, who has had her own dust-ups with Trump, that their intent was to rally conservatives against Trump because they saw him as susceptible to special interests…

Kelly asked what the “theme” of the effort included, to which Lowry declared “ideas” and “principles.”

“There are a couple,” he replied. “Number one, if you truly are conservative, you believe in ideas and in principles. It’s not just attitudes. It’s not just who you dislike. It’s limited government. It’s the Constitution. It’s liberty. Those are the things that truly make this country special. And they are basically afterthoughts to Donald Trump. He almost never talks about them. And if you’re truly a conservative, you have a consistent record. We all change our minds on a few things every now and then when the facts change. But he has been on the other side on big hot-button defining issues like abortion, gun control, taxes and even immigration.”

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A Fox News spokesperson told The Daily Caller, “Megyn Kelly has no conflict of interest. Donald Trump is just trying to build up the audience for Thursday’s debate, for which we thank him.”

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Conflicts of interest generally arise from money or established loyalties. If Kelly or her husband, for instance, were a consultant in the campaigns of Trump’s competitors, then she’d have a conflict of interest. Or if she’d spent 20 years as an aide to Jeb Bush, then she’d have a conflict of interest. If she’d contributed thousands and thousands of dollars to the Chris Christie campaign, then she’d have a conflict of interest. No such scenario exists

Kelly incurs no conflict of interest, however, by serving as a target of Trump’s Twitter rants and other criticisms. Were that the bar for ethical disqualification, most media outlets would have to stop publishing this afternoon…

As for the “bias” complaint in the tweet — pound sand, Trump. Sure, we’ve argued in this space before that Kelly brings attitude and opinion onto what she has claimed to be a straight-news show. And at the same time, she has proven — including at the Aug. 6 debate — that she’s a shrewd and fair political moderator. Trump complained after that debate that he’d been presented with tougher questions than the other contenders. That’s 100 percent true, not to mention inevitable: Questions about unacceptable and egregious behavior, after all, tend to sound tough.

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In August, a feud broke out between Trump and Kelly after the first GOP primary debate. Trump said it was “unprofessional” for Kelly to ask him to address disparaging remarks that he has made about women. Things took a turn for the worse after Trump seemed to suggest in a subsequent CNN interview that Kelly was menstruating during the debate.

The two never really patched things up, and since then, Trump has used his Twitter account to attack Kelly and her show…

Kelly, who plays a large role in Fox’s continued ratings success, saw her second-highest rated month ever in November, the report added.

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Katrina Pierson, Trump’s campaign spokeswoman, attempted to downplay the candidate’s tweet on Sunday, telling CNN’s “Reliable Sources” that Trump isn’t planning on skipping the Des Moines debate, despite Kelly’s involvement.

“There’s no love lost between Megyn Kelly and Donald Trump after that first debate. That’s been a very publicized disagreement there,” Pierson told host Brian Stelter. “But I think it’s going to be fine.”

A Fox spokesperson confirmed to The Huffington Post that Kelly will indeed co-moderate Thursday’s debate.

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There’s a part of me that has a lively scientific interest in seeing just what would happen if Donald Trump followed through on his quasi-threat to schedule a town hall opposite the Thursday debate. It’d be interesting to get some data showing just how much of the interest in the GOP debates is driven by Trump; after all, he doesn’t actually talk for two hours straight at any of the regular debates (not that any of them do, of course). Taking a purely detached view of the whole affair, having Trump in the race is certainly allowing us to test all the old assumptions on how to run a campaign…

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Kelly maintains that she is not biased against Trump, a position Fox supports. “I certainly will not apologize for doing good journalism,” she said of Trump’s criticism following the August debate.

In a recent Vanity Fair interview, Kelly said Trump tried to curry favor with her before he announced his candidacy by sending her signed press clippings. “But I can’t be wooed,” she said. “I was never going to love him, and I was never going to hate him.”

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A spokesperson for Fox News shot back at Trump in a statement to The Hill.

“Sooner or later Donald Trump, even if he’s president, is going to have to learn that he doesn’t get to pick the journalists — we’re very surprised he’s willing to show that much fear about being questioned by Megyn Kelly,” the spokesperson said.

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So planned parenthood is free and the videoGraphers are indicted
Bizarre world
LSM cheering this decision

cmsinaz on January 26, 2016 at 5:07 AM

Mornin’, az, and very funny tunes, A-C. You find the most obscure yet relevant stuff.

Christien on January 26, 2016 at 5:09 AM

AC :)
A little swing there

cmsinaz on January 26, 2016 at 5:06 AM

:)

Squirrel Nut Zippers – “Hell”

Anti-ControI on January 26, 2016 at 5:13 AM

Morning christien

cmsinaz on January 26, 2016 at 5:13 AM

Christine: checked all those boxes, and have had great convos with the good folks here. I can’t help it if you weren’t on those threads and don’t know about it. And I have no interest whatsoever in proving anything to you. Today (yesterday) was really the first time we engaged, and my first comment to you was a genuine compliment. You’re the one who turned self-righteous a$$hole out the gate. Sorry, not sorry.

CivilDiscourse on January 26, 2016 at 5:16 AM

cmsinaz,

Agree on the indictments, but the haters can never make those videos go away…and if they save even one child’s life, it’s worthwhile.

Christien on January 26, 2016 at 5:18 AM

Civil Discourse,

Are you finished?

Christien on January 26, 2016 at 5:21 AM

GoodMorning everyone,
cmsinaz, i do hope, that
Trump is legit, gawd help
America:)

Christien: Lol,…CivilDisCourse:)

canopfor on January 26, 2016 at 5:25 AM

Christine, only if you do, in fact, remember the thread where you were a raging trolling a$$ for no reason after I gave you some genuinely nice props—if you don’t, I can link it for you.

CivilDiscourse on January 26, 2016 at 5:26 AM

Megyn Kelly is a slut…

OmahaConservative on January 25, 2016 at 10:06 PM

You have major sexual inadequacy issues huh? Not gettin enough in the corn fields of Nebraska? No farm girls meet your fancy?

Charliecrown on January 26, 2016 at 4:25 AM

Charliecrown:

Dude, hes married, and the corn fields comment is disgusting.

canopfor on January 26, 2016 at 5:27 AM

equanimous,

Excellent lyric. I posted the first two lines of “Dogs” earlier.

Christien on January 26, 2016 at 5:28 AM

When a campaign, and again to repeat this is NOT a pac, attacks a primary opponent in this manner, there is no latter position to fall back upon (change course) to deliver an endorsement of the candidate you are attacking.

This ad does not provide any possibility of candidate Cruz reversing course and endorsing the same candidate being targeted. Bridge burned, no way to reverse. It never happens.

Senator Ted Cruz has painted himself into a corner. If this attack doesn’t work, and if Cruz doesn’t win Iowa, he only leaves himself one option.

It is doubtful there is a more apropos example of why Ted Cruz is so ineffective as a Senator; and additionally, this approach solidifies everything Professor Alan Derschowitz outlined as the inherent personal character flaw within his former student, Ted Cruz, as a rigid ideologue.

VorDaj on January 26, 2016 at 12:43 AM

I mean, I can’t even….Where do you start with such detailed stupidity as what you’ve written above. Have your favourite candidate,despite all evidence. Fine, I get it, you feel an irrational thrill up your leg about this Billionaire who doesn’t give 2 shiites about you, or yours.

What I don’t comprehend,is the TOTAL AND UTTER LACK OF SELF AWARENESS ON THE PART OF THE TRUMPSTER AND MERRY BAND OF MORONS (SOME, NOT ALL).

Trump started this war,and he did it intentionally.He ADMITTED TO DOING IT INTENTIONALLY at the last debate, “because of the polls”. He threw the 1st,2nd and 25th punch at Cruz who did all in his power (too much) to deflect, laugh off,an ignore.

So Trump burned the bridge and now it’s #war. If Trump insists on continuing to lie about Ted,and most everything else, then Ted feels obligated to tell the truth about him. It’s really the least he could do.

Further lack of self awareness in the comment about Cruz’s lack of appropriate flexibility and being a “wack job”. To state the obvious Donald Trump is the 1st candidate in American history to have the friendly parliament of a VERY CLOSE ALLY debate banning him. Now, this clearly reflects badly on Britain for sure, but still, it takes a special kind of ahole to accomplish that. He’s the 1st candidate in American history to propose banning EVERYONE (except whomever Trumpy feels like) from a religion, including provably safe people whom live allied nations that have treaties from even travelling to the country. He is quite possibly, the least popular general election candidate (new one) in American history, according to the #’s. The fact that this moron thinks the guy who championed the birther issue is going to clean up with the heavily Obama loyal black populations is a sign of mental illness (or again dishonesty)

Something, which IN REAL LIFE WITH LIFE AND DEATH DECISIONS, is neither legal or possible (because of binding treaties and impossibility of knowing everyones religion and blow back from allies etc). So either Trump knows he’s lying, or he’s an idiot in addition to being ignorant. Islam has problems, massive problems, but again what he proposed is like mandating 12 inch penises. Illegal and not possible.

Charliecrown on January 26, 2016 at 5:35 AM

canopfor,

Heya! Always a pleasure to see you.

Christien on January 26, 2016 at 5:35 AM

Donald Trump talks incessantly about polls that are favorable to him, but the polls have also consistently shown that he loses to Hillary Clinton. Worse yet, his favorable/unfavorable ratings are 33/58. That’s the same as Jimmy Carter in early 1980. It’s WORSE than Walter Mondale. Trump even has a higher unfavorable rating with the general public than Nixon AFTER Watergate

C’mon Trump supporters. Trump has been CRUCIAL to having important conversations,but that conversation has no need to end with him as the answer to our leadership problems.

We can do better, this very election with the Lebron of the conservative movement who not only is more qualified and more likely to do the things we need/want but IS also, more electable.

http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2016/01/26/why-this-former-trump-fan-doesnt-support-him-anymore-n2109815/page/2

Charliecrown on January 26, 2016 at 5:41 AM

canopfor,

Heya! Always a pleasure to see you.

Christien on January 26, 2016 at 5:35 AM

Christien: And to you as well. This blog rhetoric,
is on par, with the 2008 Election.

Gawd, if one didn’t agree anything Obama,
one was a kook, labelled by the so-called
tolerant Left and MSM, at that time.—-:)

canopfor on January 26, 2016 at 5:43 AM

Megyn Kelly is a slut…

OmahaConservative on January 25, 2016 at 10:06 PM

I hope she asks some tough questions, and wears something skimpy.

Racistanyway on January 26, 2016 at 5:47 AM

Morning everyone.

Back in the saddle now.

United/Lafthansa finally found my bag. Seems like the bag missed the rerouted flight in Frankffurt and it was forwarded on the same flight a day behind my travel. They delivered the bag to my home yesterday.

But I haven’t seen it yet.

I’m In FairPlay, Colorado covering a murder trial. Finally something exciting. Certainly beats sitting in school board meetings.

Trial is suppose to last two weeks. Interesting, weird case. Brother, sister and sister’s boy friend. Brother kills boy friend. Both brother and sister confessed (confessions don’t add up, both a bit different). Defense is going for a Colorado Make My Day immunity. But there was a double tap. Inside the dwelling (a RV) and then outside as the victim layer on the ground with a bullet in his head.

Then brother and sister buried the body and kept the incident a secret for two years. And it looks like the prosecution is going for a love triangle (yes, incest and maybe a bisexual relationship).

http://www.theflume.com/free_content/article_e2727cf2-79cb-11e5-8ad3-c3ba146f3263.html

Looks like I’ll have to stay in FairPlay Monday,s Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s and editor will cover the Thursday and Friday, for the two weeks.

I just got off of a week in Israel, I was hoping not to have to be away from the homestead again so soon. And FairPlay is at 10 thousand feet. Damn bit chillier than at my house at 8,000 feet.

And the town is on the west of the continental divide and gets more snow, winds and cold.

Fun times.

Walter L. Newton on January 26, 2016 at 5:50 AM

Dude, hes married, and the corn fields comment is disgusting.

canopfor on January 26, 2016 at 5:27 AM

So was his comment about the married Megyn Kelly. Just ’cause she had a slightly ribald conversation with Stern doesn’t make her a slut.

If he can’t stand the heat, don’t smear like the Trumpster :)

Charliecrown on January 26, 2016 at 5:52 AM

canopfor,

Yes, it’s similar to 2008. The truly pathetic part is the Dems are too stuck up to put country ahead of party and once again are running complete losers in a faux primary cum coronation. At least the right is having a knock-down drag-out and doing its part trying to shape up a bit.

Christien on January 26, 2016 at 5:55 AM

Morning canopfor

Good news Walter….

cmsinaz on January 26, 2016 at 5:56 AM

Morning everyone.

Back in the saddle now.

United/Lafthansa finally found my bag. Seems like the bag missed the rerouted flight in Frankffurt and it was forwarded on the same flight a day behind my travel. They delivered the bag to my home yesterday.

Walter L. Newton on January 26, 2016 at 5:50 AM

Walter L. Newton:

Good morning, and I’m glad to hear your bag (duffle-bag) was found.

Do you have your antique safe and secure?—-:)

canopfor on January 26, 2016 at 5:58 AM

Canopfor

I haven’t seen the bag, since I am staying in Fairplay, but family says it appears intact.

Walter L. Newton on January 26, 2016 at 6:06 AM

Presented without comment lest I be banned for supposedly misrepresenting AP’s position … Here’s Allahpundit’s tweet from 9 minutes ago (bold in the article was added by me):

Allahpundit · 9 minutes ago

“I don’t know what American voters will do. But I’m frightened.”

https://pjmedia.com/spengler/2016/01/25/the-resistible-rise-of-donald-trump/

PolAgnostic on January 25, 2016 at 11:06 PM

Yeah, kinda sad that AP has reduced himself to shouting HitlerNazi!!!!1 towards candidates he doesn’t like.

It’s a sad time for the conservosphere, but at the same time a very bright time for the conservatives who broke down the shackles of their vocal opinion-poopers. It’s time for the next level, and AP and his ilk aren’t ready to take the red pill.

Masih ad-Dajjal on January 26, 2016 at 6:06 AM

I can see Ted Cruz’s country from my house.

~ Sarah Palin

MJBrutus on January 26, 2016 at 6:08 AM

I can see Ted Cruz’s country from my house.

~ Sarah Palin

MJBrutus on January 26, 2016 at 6:08 AM

MJBrutus: Lol,…you a bad man:)
(sarc)

canopfor on January 26, 2016 at 6:14 AM

Canopfor

I haven’t seen the bag, since I am staying in Fairplay, but family says it appears intact.

Walter L. Newton on January 26, 2016 at 6:06 AM

Walter L. Newton: Excellent, a resolved good ending.:)

canopfor on January 26, 2016 at 6:16 AM

Masih ad-Dajjal,

Give the poor guy some time to wrap his head around something this huge. This is terra incognita for a lot of people, including and perhaps especially pandits.

Christien on January 26, 2016 at 6:20 AM

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canopfor on January 26, 2016 at 6:21 AM

especially pandits.

Christien on January 26, 2016 at 6:20 AM

Christien:

Now that, is rare, Panda Bears, who are pundits

=(equals),……..Pandits!

(yes, I’m kidding)

canopfor on January 26, 2016 at 6:27 AM

Two of the PP videographers being indicted in Texas.

Where’s pastor ted???

renalin on January 26, 2016 at 6:27 AM

Quick,……somebody send over Bernie Sanders,
to fix this:

Moldova
1h
Romania offers Moldova $65 million loan to prevent economic collapse in ex-Soviet state – AP
End of alert
================

Rating Action: Moody’s changes outlook on Moldova’s B3 government bond rating to negative from stable; rating affirmed
Global Credit Research – 31 Jul 2015
************************************

London, 31 July 2015 — Moody’s Investors Service (“Moody’s”) has today changed the outlook on Moldova’s B3 government bond rating to negative from stable. Concurrently, Moody’s has affirmed Moldova’s B3 rating.

The key drivers for Moody’s decision to change the outlook to negative are:
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https://www.moodys.com/research/Moodys-changes-outlook-on-Moldovas-B3-government-bond-rating-to–PR_331125

canopfor on January 26, 2016 at 6:33 AM

canopfor,

If AP knows martial arts, does that make him a Kung Fu pandit?

Christien on January 26, 2016 at 6:35 AM

Two of the PP videographers being indicted in Texas.

But will a Texas jury convict them? Jury nullification is something conservatives should be more aware of.

Racistanyway on January 26, 2016 at 6:40 AM

Good Morning, y’all.

“I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.” – Ronald Reagan

My take: http://bit.ly/1ZPKwuu

Black Monday: The American Legal System Protects Planned Parenthood and “Reproductive Rights”, But Not the Unborn

kingsjester on January 26, 2016 at 6:42 AM

From NK:
———

DPRK News Service [email protected]_News 11h11 hours ago

US province of Iowa votes in seven days. Voters face choice between heroic scholar Donald Trump and weak-footed Marxist Bernard Sanders.
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DPRK News Service [email protected]_News Jan 23

Scurrilous US mayor Michael Bloomberg compared to a mincing and effete fussbudget.
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https://twitter.com/DPRK_News

canopfor on January 26, 2016 at 6:47 AM

canopfor,

If AP knows martial arts, does that make him a Kung Fu pandit?

Christien on January 26, 2016 at 6:35 AM

Christien: Lol, could be.:)

canopfor on January 26, 2016 at 6:49 AM

kingsjester,

PP and their fellow haters are just salty they got exposed as remorseless ghouls in front of the entire world, so they feel they need this stupid pyrrhic “victory.”

Christien on January 26, 2016 at 6:50 AM

Christien on January 26, 2016 at 6:50 AM True.

I am sure that Molech is proud of them.

kingsjester on January 26, 2016 at 6:52 AM

canopfor,

C’mon…Dennis Rodman clearly wrote that for the Norks.

/

Christien on January 26, 2016 at 6:53 AM

Islam has problems, massive problems, but again what he proposed is like mandating 12 inch penises. Illegal and not possible.

Charliecrown on January 26, 2016 at 5:35 AM

Is that you, Charles W.?

hillbillyjim on January 26, 2016 at 6:58 AM

canopfor,

C’mon…Dennis Rodman clearly wrote that for the Norks.

/

Christien on January 26, 2016 at 6:53 AM

Christien: Typical, hmmmmmmm, strange that Rodman has been
quite of late.:)

canopfor on January 26, 2016 at 7:01 AM

“I’m gonna vote for a closet Democrat just to piss off the Republicans” just doesn’t seem like a productive strategy to me but then, considering the vitriol flowing through these threads these days, I guess it fits the mood.

IndieDogg on January 26, 2016 at 2:30 AM

You are out at a bar….five girls are willing to go home with you, all five are well known, haggardly, used and infected with a STD you can’t get rid of. In walks a new girl….and people do not understand the attraction to Trump?

animal02 on January 26, 2016 at 7:02 AM

Excellent take KJ :)

cmsinaz on January 26, 2016 at 7:02 AM

DPRK News Service [email protected]_News 11h11 hours ago

US province of Iowa votes in seven days. Voters face choice between heroic scholar Donald Trump and weak-footed Marxist Bernard Sanders.

canopfor on January 26, 2016 at 6:47 AM

Next up: The Donald Tweets out what a swell guy that Kim Jong Un is.

hillbillyjim on January 26, 2016 at 7:04 AM

2016 US elections
1m
New Hampshire’s Concord Monitor endorses John Kasich for GOP nomination
Read more on concordmonitor.com
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http://www.concordmonitor.com/home/20721839-95/editorial-john-kasich-for-the-republican-nomination

canopfor on January 26, 2016 at 7:06 AM

You are out at a bar….five girls are willing to go home with you, all five are well known, haggardly, used and infected with a STD you can’t get rid of. In walks a new girl….and people do not understand the attraction to Trump?

animal02 on January 26, 2016 at 7:02 AM

I heard the new girl’s name is Caitlyn Jenner.

CivilDiscourse on January 26, 2016 at 7:11 AM

^^ AKA, Trump’s really a Democrat.

CivilDiscourse on January 26, 2016 at 7:11 AM

canopfor on January 26, 2016 at 6:47 AM

Next up: The Donald Tweets out what a swell guy that Kim Jong Un is.

hillbillyjim on January 26, 2016 at 7:04 AM

hillbillyjim: That endorsement will cost Kim Ill, (sarc).:)

canopfor on January 26, 2016 at 7:12 AM

Christine, only if you do, in fact, remember the thread where you were a raging trolling a$$ for no reason after I gave you some genuinely nice props—if you don’t, I can link it for you.

CivilDiscourse on January 26, 2016 at 5:26 AM

If you get to call Christien Christine, I get to call you by your other nom de plume: SyphillisDischarge. So there.

Nanner nanner nanner.

hillbillyjim on January 26, 2016 at 7:15 AM

This is going to be the longest and loudest seven days since Gore lost in the ring with the Supremes.

I need an eight day sleeping pill.

Limerick on January 26, 2016 at 7:16 AM

If you get to call Christien Christine, I get to call you by your other nom de plume: SyphillisDischarge. So there.

Nanner nanner nanner.

hillbillyjim on January 26, 2016 at 7:15 AM

Oh, there’s lots of that, and unCivil Discord, and the like. The best one yet, by far was Chunky Dumplings. I can’t remember who wrote it, but I LOL’ed.

CivilDiscourse on January 26, 2016 at 7:18 AM

Is Charliecrown actually the renowned Charles C. W. Cooke?

Inquiring minds want to know.

hillbillyjim on January 26, 2016 at 7:18 AM

Oh, there’s lots of that, and unCivil Discord, and the like. The best one yet, by far was Chunky Dumplings. I can’t remember who wrote it, but I LOL’ed.

CivilDiscourse on January 26, 2016 at 7:18 AM

Come on, CivilDickCurse can’t be that far behind.

Rix on January 26, 2016 at 7:20 AM

Come on, CivilDickCurse can’t be that far behind.

Rix on January 26, 2016 at 7:20 AM

Meh. Solid 6.5. It lacks fire, passion.

CivilDiscourse on January 26, 2016 at 7:21 AM

I’m going to be greater than cruz on everything
-trump on mj

How donnie, how

cmsinaz on January 26, 2016 at 7:21 AM

^^ Everything about that comment is a d!ck joke, btw. ;-)

CivilDiscourse on January 26, 2016 at 7:22 AM

Come on, CivilDickCurse can’t be that far behind.

Rix on January 26, 2016 at 7:20 AM

Meh. Solid 6.5. It lacks fire, passion.

CivilDiscourse on January 26, 2016 at 7:21 AM

SkivviesDiscarded.

hillbillyjim on January 26, 2016 at 7:24 AM

hillbillyjim,

Good guess. He uses Limey spelling like “favourite.”

Christien on January 26, 2016 at 7:24 AM

I always had a good relationship with Pelosi. I’ll be able to get along.

I’ll be able to get along with Reid, I’ll be able to get along with Pelosi. I’ll be able to get along with Schumer, we’ve always had a good relationship.

~ Trumplestiltskin just now on MoJo

MJBrutus on January 26, 2016 at 7:27 AM

He won’t say how. Just that he’ll get along with everyone
Meh

It makes it harder for me to pull the lever if he’s our nominee
Sorry, y’all
Love ya but this guy is an absolute idiot

cmsinaz on January 26, 2016 at 7:28 AM

hillbillyjim,

Good guess. He uses Limey spelling like “favourite.”

Christien on January 26, 2016 at 7:24 AM

Yeah, there’s that — but I was just going off of his handle and his diction.

hillbillyjim on January 26, 2016 at 7:28 AM

hillbillyjim,

Good guess. He uses Limey spelling like “favourite.”

Christien on January 26, 2016 at 7:24 AM

I know you’re talking about CC, but one day on HA, I spelled out “foetus” just to keep people guessing. That’s the funny thing about Internet fora.

CivilDiscourse on January 26, 2016 at 7:30 AM

Yeah, kinda sad that AP has reduced himself to shouting HitlerNazi!!!!1 towards candidates he doesn’t like.

It’s a sad time for the conservosphere, but at the same time a very bright time for the conservatives who broke down the shackles of their vocal opinion-poopers. It’s time for the next level, and AP and his ilk aren’t ready to take the red pill.

Masih ad-Dajjal on January 26, 2016 at 6:06 AM

“AP and his ilk?” Weasels like you piss and moan over Salem and the bloggers, yet here you are, still posting, as rude and ignorant as the rest of your “ilk”.

Misha on January 26, 2016 at 7:32 AM

Yeah, kinda sad that AP has reduced himself to shouting HitlerNazi!!!!1 towards candidates he doesn’t like.

It’s a sad time for the conservosphere, but at the same time a very bright time for the conservatives who broke down the shackles of their vocal opinion-poopers. It’s time for the next level, and AP and his ilk aren’t ready to take the red pill.

Masih ad-Dajjal on January 26, 2016 at 6:06 AM

Not to defend AP too hard, but that’s not a fair assessment. He simply and rightly acknowledges that Trump is no conservative.

CivilDiscourse on January 26, 2016 at 7:35 AM

Misha on January 26, 2016 at 7:32 AM

Jinx. (I swear I didn’t see yours first.)

CivilDiscourse on January 26, 2016 at 7:37 AM

hillbillyjim,

I don’t listen that closely to interlopers but reckon you’re right. I’ll ask him point-blank.

Christien on January 26, 2016 at 7:40 AM

If FOX doesn’t pull her and TRUMP shows-up Kelly WINS!

Nat George on January 26, 2016 at 7:48 AM

He won’t say how. Just that he’ll get along with everyone
Meh

It makes it harder for me to pull the lever if he’s our nominee
Sorry, y’all
Love ya but this guy is an absolute idiot

cmsinaz on January 26, 2016 at 7:28 AM

On getting along: Well, he “can be the most politically correct person that you’ve ever seen.” So there’s that.

CivilDiscourse on January 26, 2016 at 7:49 AM

Morning Joe 1/26/16
Trump up among white evangelicals: poll
Top Talkers: Donald Trump’s national lead continues, and he leads the GOP field with 39 percent, according to the latest NBC News/SurveyMonkey weekly tracking poll. The Morning Joe panel discusses. Duration: 5:06

http://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/trump-up-among-white-evangelicals-poll-608969283939
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Poll: Evangelicals flocking to Trump

By Nick Gass

01/26/16 06:06 AM EST
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http://www.politico.com/story/2016/01/trump-evangelicals-poll-218210
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NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll

Published by MSNBC
The NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll tracks voter preferences and attitudes on a weekly basis throughout the 2016 election cycle. Results are released every Tuesday at 6:00AM and are among registered voters.
See more
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https://www.scribd.com/doc/296652600/NBC-News-SurveyMonkey-Weekly-Election-Tracking-Poll?secret_password=S6W3LD8FvKbFLAufDtbA

canopfor on January 26, 2016 at 7:49 AM

CivilDiscourse on January 26, 2016 at 7:37 AM

You were more polite than I was.

Misha on January 26, 2016 at 7:51 AM

OmahaConservative,

Beautiful photo and good morning.

Christien on January 26, 2016 at 7:54 AM

cmsinaz on January 26, 2016 at 7:02 AM

Thank you, ma’am!

kingsjester on January 26, 2016 at 8:03 AM

Beautiful photo and good morning.

Christien on January 26, 2016 at 7:54 AM

good morning…

OmahaConservative on January 26, 2016 at 8:04 AM

The problem most of us have with the GOP establishment is that they make bad deals that betray conservatism. So here’s my question for Trump fans:

Trump bragged again, just this AM, that he gets along with all the leading Donkeys (he named Pelosi, Reid, and Schumer). We also know that he is nobody’s notion of a conservative ideologue. What makes you believe that he will cut deals that advance what you care about any more than the GOP establishment does now?

MJBrutus on January 26, 2016 at 8:08 AM

You were more polite than I was.

Misha on January 26, 2016 at 7:51 AM

Shhh. Don’t let Christien hear you. He thinks I have a “‘tude.”

CivilDiscourse on January 26, 2016 at 8:12 AM

When Megan Kelly gets her feelings hurt I don’t want to hear her complaints and tears.

mixplix on January 26, 2016 at 8:19 AM

When Megan Kelly gets her feelings hurt I don’t want to hear her complaints and tears.

mixplix on January 26, 2016 at 8:19 AM

You spelled Trump wrong.

CivilDiscourse on January 26, 2016 at 8:36 AM

The problem most of us have with the GOP establishment is that they make bad deals that betray conservatism. So here’s my question for Trump fans:

Trump bragged again, just this AM, that he gets along with all the leading Donkeys (he named Pelosi, Reid, and Schumer). We also know that he is nobody’s notion of a conservative ideologue. What makes you believe that he will cut deals that advance what you care about any more than the GOP establishment does now?

MJBrutus on January 26, 2016 at 8:08 AM

What makes you think Romney would have?

Anyway, to answer your question, I HIGHLY suggest you read this. It isn’t that long, and it actually addresses your concerns.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/01/25/a-conservative-case-for-donald-trump/

fossten on January 26, 2016 at 8:37 AM

fossten on January 26, 2016 at 8:37 AM

I despise Watters, but that’s neither here nor there. Nor does it matter what Mitt would have done.

His case is not persuasive. First, he gives us the Buckley rule, which is an electability argument vs ClinTron. This is the only persuasive reason and the reason I hope at this point the he does win.

Then he says that the GOPe will be so outraged by him that they’ll actually start to do their jobs. Color me skeptical of that fantasy. More likely, the GOPe and Trump will get together and cut even more deals we won’t like.

He concludes by saying that ANY GOP winner will lift conservative morale which is pretty close to his argument number 1.

MJBrutus on January 26, 2016 at 8:47 AM

The problem most of us have with the GOP establishment is that they make bad deals that betray conservatism. So here’s my question for Trump fans:

Trump bragged again, just this AM, that he gets along with all the leading Donkeys (he named Pelosi, Reid, and Schumer). We also know that he is nobody’s notion of a conservative ideologue. What makes you believe that he will cut deals that advance what you care about any more than the GOP establishment does now?

MJBrutus on January 26, 2016 at 8:08 AM

That is my main concern with DJT as well. Given the proclivities of the last “cult of personality” president, BHO, I fear that The Donald will be more concerned with brokering “deals” that he can point to and say that he got things done than with the content and portent of the deals themselves. We don’t need another tinpot tyrant who puts legacy above sound policy.

If he gets the nomination, and wins, I pray that he will be content to delegate the various duties of the Office to those best suited to handle them competently, and resist the temptation to succumb to Democrat (and some GOP) pitches for “bipartisan” bills that further big government, debt, and the rest of the mess that the Donkeys always promote, and Establishment GOPers always fall for.

I still feel that he is far more desirable than HRC or that Sanders kook, but that doesn’t say much. I think Cruz would be a much steadier hand; his reputation as a “bombthrower” is an invention of those who sought to muzzle him in the Senate and happily promoted by the media.

hillbillyjim on January 26, 2016 at 8:54 AM

What makes you think Romney would have?

Anyway, to answer your question, I HIGHLY suggest you read this. It isn’t that long, and it actually addresses your concerns.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/01/25/a-conservative-case-for-donald-trump/

fossten on January 26, 2016 at 8:37 AM

What is funny is all the concern trolls that worry about “what if Trump cuts deals with the dems” when everyone knows that all of the other candidates would cut deals with them in a heartbeat.

It is the difference between picking a know poison and a solution that may or may not be a poison, but gets rid of the nasty infection (GOPe) in the short term.

animal02 on January 26, 2016 at 9:04 AM

animal02 on January 26, 2016 at 9:04 AM

Concern troll, right.

Would Cruz cut those deals?

MJBrutus on January 26, 2016 at 9:23 AM

To all of you supposed DT believers, don’t you even recognize that all he’s doing here is trying to bump up people’s interest in watching the debate? I don’t think even MK knows what he’s doing here.

Kissmygrits on January 26, 2016 at 9:27 AM

Concern troll, right.

Would Cruz cut those deals?

MJBrutus on January 26, 2016 at 9:23 AM

Yep………

H1B visas.

TPP

animal02 on January 26, 2016 at 9:31 AM

animal02 on January 26, 2016 at 9:31 AM

Neither of which go against conservative ideology. Legal immigration and expanded trade are kosher in the conservative universe of ideas.

I’m not going to try to say I stand with Cruz on all things. In fact, I oppose him on many. But he is a conservative and he is far less likely cut deals at the expense of ideology.

MJBrutus on January 26, 2016 at 9:34 AM

Neither of which go against conservative ideology. Legal immigration and expanded trade are kosher in the conservative universe of ideas.

I’m not going to try to say I stand with Cruz on all things. In fact, I oppose him on many. But he is a conservative and he is far less likely cut deals at the expense of ideology.

MJBrutus on January 26, 2016 at 9:34 AM

Putting ‘ideology’ ahead of the people of this country is despicable.

animal02 on January 26, 2016 at 9:43 AM

Putting ‘ideology’ ahead of the people of this country is despicable.

animal02 on January 26, 2016 at 9:43 AM

Now you are constructing a strawman. Who suggested such?

hillbillyjim on January 26, 2016 at 10:02 AM

FYI

Hillary is pure as snow, caring, for the people, and never lies. She is exactly who the Clintons say she is.

Schadenfreude on January 26, 2016 at 10:38 AM

So Obamatrade and H1B visas are conservative principles? And you are upset because Donald Trump is kicking a conservative purists butt who believes in both of them?The American people are rejecting so called conservatives who only represent their donor cronies’ interests and not theirs. Free trade is a conservative principle-unfair trade is not.Legal immigration is a conservative principle-H1B visas that steal away American worker’s jobs is not. If “conservatives” continue to promote this BS they deserve the can of whoop ass that is coming their way!

redware on January 26, 2016 at 11:24 AM

Between the DC Whispers piece and Megyn’s hubby supposedly bragging to the media that Megyn has plans on stopping Trump at the debate…
Aslans Girl on January 25, 2016 at 10:30 PM

Do you have a link to that?

Jason58 on January 26, 2016 at 11:39 AM

CivilDiscourse on January 26, 2016 at 2:05 AM

And that is why we don’t listen to or take shit from you condescending, supercilious peckerwoods.

If Trump turns out to be such a “closet dem” as you say, then the only difference will be civil war in three years rather than in two.

Either way, the GOPe is finished.

Solaratov on January 26, 2016 at 12:59 PM

no cure

waited too long for treatment

terminal.

Fred

jrsrigmvr on January 26, 2016 at 2:37 AM

Too right, Fred.

Solaratov on January 26, 2016 at 1:01 PM

He’s already admitted to being a Dem who hates right-wingers…

CivilDiscourse on January 26, 2016 at 4:50 AM

SMH

Solaratov on January 26, 2016 at 1:21 PM

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