Top Headline Comments 2-27-13

Happy Wednesday.

Since November, I've been saying that the GOP doesn't need to make major policy changes, rather it needs to make some communications changes. One of the things I've been suggesting is that GOP candidates should engage low-information voters by going to them rather than hoping that something will filter down to them from the more traditionally political channels of information that they don't, as a matter of course, pay attention to. These people are not reading National Review; they're not even reading the New York Times or watching CNN or the nightly network news broadcasts. Low information voters watch the Daily Show, they read US Weekly, they like Food Network, and they watch TMZ.

GOP candidates' first order of business in reaching low-information voters will not be policy arguments. It will be demonstrating that they are not actually the boogeymen that the Democrats make them out to be. Sen. Rubio's already got the right idea. He's been on the Daily Show twice. Now, he's giving excellent answers to TMZ about Tupac. First comes culture, then comes policy.

Of course, it's not just about reaching low-information voters. The candidates will have to do the more traditional song-and-dance, too. If Sens. Paul and Santorum want to make a real go at it, they need to get moving on this stuff.

S.E. Cupp is pulling out of CPAC over the exclusion of GOProud. It seems that once a year we do this dance, first when GOProud was a sponsor of CPAC 2010 and 2011, and then when GOProud was excluded from sponsorship -- or even purchasing a booth -- following the CPAC change of management in 2012. My own view on this is that GOProud should be allowed to attend; certainly if there's room for the Poker Player's Alliance and the John Birch Society, there's room for a relatively more conventionally conservative group like GOProud.

Other highlights of CPAC 2013's struggle to live up to its theme this year -- Building the Future of Conservatism -- include failing to invite the most popular Republican governor (and 2014 head of the Republican Governors Association) Chris Christie and failing to schedule a single program, seminar, or speech about fixing or replacing Obamacare, Medicare, or Medicaid. (It seems that the GOP, and not just conservatives, is giving up on that little project.)

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at 06:49 AM



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1 Fist

Posted by: Morrissey's Asexual Crumpet at February 27, 2013 06:51 AM (XvrTA)

2 Good Morning Morons. Today is Wednesday, February 27, 2013. On this day in 1951 the 22nd Amendment was ratified. Too bad they did not do that in 1921.

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2013 06:51 AM (53z96)

3 GOP tells Obama to quit campaigning because the anschluss is coming. If they were serious they would create a separate funding bill for WH travel and force him to stop.

http://is.gd/qEOTnW

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2013 06:52 AM (53z96)

4 Is Budweiser watering its beer? How could you tell if it was?

http://is.gd/RtniFI

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2013 06:52 AM (53z96)

5 Christie is a Democrat who endorsed Obama and stabbed Mitt Romney in the back. Why should he be invited to speak at CPAC? And why would he want to speak at CPAC?

Posted by: Illinidiva at February 27, 2013 06:52 AM (HZPUT)

6 Voter fraud, what voter fraud?

http://is.gd/k5N9qW

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2013 06:52 AM (53z96)

7 Yes, Obama is watching you on the Internet.

http://is.gd/gJjtGt

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2013 06:53 AM (53z96)

8 Smowmagedden blacks out KS and MO.

http://is.gd/OETKov

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2013 06:53 AM (53z96)

9 Will Boner cave? Yes

http://is.gd/U6QnAk

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2013 06:53 AM (53z96)

10 Federal court blocks FL law that requires drug testing for welfare. The same logic that allows the feds to regulate school lunches because they take federal money doesn’t apply to the State when they give you State money. Liberal judges can’t apply logic.

http://is.gd/9LT30y

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2013 06:53 AM (53z96)

11 Lawless EPA continues to ignore the court ruling. Gasoline companies should ignore the EPA.

http://is.gd/FtgTdY

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2013 06:54 AM (53z96)

12 And the court today once again revisits the Section V of the VRA. It is plainly unconstitutional on two different scores but the courts have so far upheld it due to the liberal majority. I am not holding out much hope for today either.

http://is.gd/2Hgm9z

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2013 06:54 AM (53z96)

13 The Daily Deals

http://is.gd/NAjy2i

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2013 06:54 AM (53z96)

14 Kitteh says sequester this

http://is.gd/y4cVqA



And that’s it for Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Not much out there this morning. And I got 32/33 on the ONT civics exam. Misread one question.

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2013 06:54 AM (53z96)

15 Hey I've got a better idea for the GOP - HOW ABOUT YOU ACTUALLY STAND FOR SOMETHING AND FIGHT LIKE MAD DOGS TO ACHIEVE THOSE GOALS!

Instead of extolling about dead rappers!

What fuck is this nonsense?

Posted by: General Woundwort at February 27, 2013 06:56 AM (RrD4h)

16 All this navel gazing by the GOP is to hide the fact that they can not win when the nominate moderate lackluster candidates.



That is what they need to change but they want so they will continue to lose.

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2013 06:56 AM (53z96)

17 Hello, ‘rons and ‘ronettes. Thanks for the morning briefing, Vic. I don’t know how you can stand it all without a stiff shot of Booker’s, myself, but that’s why Zachary Taylor always had good things to say about you. Here’s another longish story to relax with over a morning cup of whatever gets you started:


In the winter of 1968, Twentieth Century-Fox executives sat back at their desks. They had just paid $900,000 for the rights to a novel whose heroine, in the words of writer Steven Daly, "goes from Myron to Myra with the flick of a surgeon's knife, then lights out for Hollywood to claim a family inheritance from a retired cowboy actor, a character, it should be noted, whose secondary mission is to violate the lovingly described buttocks of an insolent young buck named Rusty." Gore Vidal's Myra Breckenridge had soared to the top of the best-seller list at the beginning of the year, and while it appealed to a reading audience looking for mainstreamed kinkiness like that found in Valley of the Dolls or The Carpetbaggers, you wouldn't think a major studio would approach such a bizarre tale with a ten-foot pole. But the Golden Age of movies was dead by the late 1960s; this was a time when the elusive "youth market" was the holy grail of studio executives, and to 33-year old studio chief Richard Zanuck (who'd taken over from his father, legendary producer Darryl Zanuck, in a hostile coup), Myra Breckenridge was just the movie to bring in the kids.

But who would want to be in such a movie? More than you might suspect, as it turned out. Director Michael Sarne* thought Mickey Rooney would be perfect for the role of Buck Loner, the retired cowboy, but legendary director John Huston popped up at Fox asking for - and getting - the plum part. Sarne next went after - and got - Mae West to play lascivious casting agent Letitia Van Allen, even though West hadn't made a movie since 1943, demanded to write her own material and insisted on a fee of $350,000 for her appearance. For the role of Myron / Myra, Sarne and producer Robert Fryer began their talent search by trolling the LA and San Fran transvestite bars, though, as Sarne recalled, with little success: "They weren't particularly great actors, but they were very good as women." At some point the name Raquel Welch was thrown out for consideration, even though Sarne couldn't imagine she would want the part.**

But as it happened, Welch was under contract to Fox and was required to make a movie for the studio. Sarne approached the sex goddess of Roustabout and One Million Years B.C. with trepidation, but to his surprise, she was enthusiastic about the movie: "I thought if I played an erudite, articulate person who was multifaceted and who was struggling between the masculine and the feminine sides of his / her nature, that this was a great opportunity to do lots of amazing things as an actress. . .that I wasn't just a body and a face."

Of Rex Reed's turn as Myron Breckenridge, little needs to be said other than that his appearance in the film - not to mention his final line in it, "Where are my tits?" - was a mistake of gargantuan proportions, sending his career as a respected film critic into a tailspin from which it never really recovered.

Once underway, the filming of Myra was plagued with delays, overruns, hysteria and drug abuse, leading Fox to shut production down after 12 weeks of shooting. But even still, scuttlebutt about the movie was positive; Fox executives were by no means certain that it would be a disaster. Both Sarne and Zanuck recalled that sneak previews of the director's cut of Myra went over wonderfully in Newport Beach and in LA, yet afterwards Zanuck – perhaps initially leery of the overt ‘gay’ sensibility of the film, but certainly in response to objections from veteran stars such as Shirley Temple - began cutting out "clips of classic Hollywood films as appropriately absurd punctuation to the action." Once begun, further cuts were made to the movie, diminishing - and in some cases, destroying - Sarne's version.

Then came the premiere, where the film absolutely bombed, Time calling it "about as funny as a child molester" and the Wall Street Journal slamming it as "distasteful, offensive, dishonest." The debacle of Myra, twinned with Fox's other entry into kink, the Roger Ebert-penned Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, led to the firing of Zanuck and producer Fryer as well as to the poisoning of Mike Sarne's career: for years, his only directing work was in commercials; now 72, his last film was 1994s The Punk and the Princess.

Mae West would be literally wheeled out for one last movie, 1978's Sextette. As for John Huston, he continued to write and direct until his death 18 years later, with Myra constituting barely a footnote in his career. Raquel Welch's box-office power took a hit, but not as much as she expected; it was considered by many Hollywood insiders that she had simply been in over her head, and in any event, Myra Breckenridge was really Mike Sarne's fault. Still, she was saddled with her empty-headed sex-bomb reputation (“silicone from the knees up,” in the words of makeup artist George Masters) and it wasn't until The Three Musketeers in 1973 that her comedic talents were recognized.

By the way - if you watch Myra on DVD today (the current release includes commentary tracks by a score-settling Sarne and a bemused Welch), keep an eye out for two small character parts: Mary-Ann, a pretty girl whom Myra attempts to seduce, is played by the young Farrah Fawcett, while the role of clean-shaven "Stud," part of Mae West's troupe of muscle boys, marks the movie debut of Tom Selleck.


And that’s it. I was asked for some Shelley Winters stories, so if I can find any that aren’t too salacious, that’s who our subject will be tomorrow.


I hope you all have a wonderful day.

*Sarne first made his name with the novelty song "Come Outside," featuring the voice of Are You Being Served?'s Miss Brahms, the model / actress Wendy Richard.


**the vital statistics for you morons: born Raquel Tejada in 1940. Height 5’ 6”. Meaurements 37C-22½-35½.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 27, 2013 06:59 AM (zF6Iw)

18 sorry. Got carried away thinking about those measurements. It's Bush's fault.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 27, 2013 07:00 AM (zF6Iw)

19
Morning Vic, 'ron's and ronette's.

Christie has no chance of capturing conservative voters.
The VRA needs to be tossed, completly.

Posted by: Gmac - Waiting for the revolution at February 27, 2013 07:00 AM (IanLz)

20 test

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 27, 2013 07:00 AM (zF6Iw)

Posted by: mugiwara at February 27, 2013 07:00 AM (hpYnL)

22 If I remember correctly, Goprouds behavior was a problem last year. Threatening to "Out" people stinks of a Jesse Jackson like extortion.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 27, 2013 07:00 AM (l86i3)

23 OK, I tried to close the tag. I can't fix it. Somebody help while I hit the barrel, please?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 27, 2013 07:00 AM (zF6Iw)

24 Git in that barrel

Posted by: mugiwara at February 27, 2013 07:01 AM (hpYnL)

25 Good morning, jackwagons.

I detect the aroma of screwednessism in the air.

SNAFU.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 27, 2013 07:02 AM (+z4pE)

26 Yeah, Breitbart was one of GOProuds most vocal supporters until they decided to out one of Rick Perry's staffers because Perry didn't pay enough due deference to the gay mafia or somehing. Breitbart wisely cut ties with them after that drama scene, fuck em.

Posted by: mugiwara at February 27, 2013 07:03 AM (hpYnL)

27 Hey! I watch TMZ. I also read AoS. So I'm not a low informed voter.

Posted by: Case at February 27, 2013 07:03 AM (gyQY/)

28 IMHO the GOP needs three things:

1) A good message (which they have).

2) A charismatic messenger who knows how to handle a hostile media environment (this has been sadly lacking).

3) Effective opposition research and an effective character assasination machine (this has been nonexistent).

Number 2) and 3) are about twice as important as number 1) which is why, despite having a good message the GOP has and will continue to lose elections at the national level.

Posted by: Nighthawk at February 27, 2013 07:04 AM (RSqz2)

29
IEEEEEEEEEE

Its the debil n slanted wurds on muh screen!!!!!

Posted by: Gmac - Waiting for the revolution at February 27, 2013 07:06 AM (IanLz)

30 Great Job as always MP4, thank you. Got any Alan Ladd Hijinx stored away?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 27, 2013 07:07 AM (l86i3)

31 Mugiwara, read one piece? Fucking buggy.


Fuck christie but I want to know what the fuck mittens is doing there. I think rubio is our best chance going forward.

Posted by: Flapjackmaka at February 27, 2013 07:08 AM (xm1Dn)

32 I have had it with the GOP already, I can no longer put my hopes in them to be the party that will save the country while getting continuously shit on at every opportunity. Until things change I am through supporting the Republican party, I will not waste my vote, money or effort for the party of big government light.

Posted by: Drew in MO at February 27, 2013 07:08 AM (cGlgB)

33 You missed a nice little rountable on OgabeCare and "free meidcaid expansion" Gabe...

how tragic is it that addled hobo hunters and free range Ewoks ponder the implications of medical coverage action more than governors and the party?

Posted by: sven10077 at February 27, 2013 07:09 AM (LRFds)

34 Fuck christie but I want to know what the fuck mittens is doing there. I think rubio is our best chance going forward.
Posted by: Flapjackmaka at February 27, 2013 07:08 AM (xm1Dn)


There is but one left unsullied by crazy votes or misguided words. She will come from the North. Riding a Polar Bear named liberty, swinging the sword of justice.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 27, 2013 07:09 AM (l86i3)

35 I'm going to look forward to Cupp's and Malor's new "conservative" conference, you know when ever they get around to organizing and running run one.
How much you want to wager that all of CPAC's critics never heard of the American Conservative Union or Young American's for Freedom much less are members.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 27, 2013 07:10 AM (Fz2C7)

36 Good gravy, not another argument about the R's lack of big tentedness...

I'd rather hear what Lena Dunham has to say.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 27, 2013 07:10 AM (BeSEI)

37 SE Cupp sleeps with the enemy, literally and figuratively. if you ever valued her for her particular intellectual insights into conservatism you are a far more perceptive man than I.

She's Joe Scardouche with a rack.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 27, 2013 07:10 AM (LRFds)

38 Did anyone catch the raving lunatic Keith Ellison on Hannity's show?

It appears as though his medications aren't calibrated properly. Ellison's, not Hannity's.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 27, 2013 07:11 AM (+z4pE)

39 36 BurtTC,

That's up in the next hour...

//Dr Phil

Posted by: sven10077 at February 27, 2013 07:11 AM (LRFds)

40 @34

Her name is a killing word!

Or at the very least will have the RHINO'S on this blog going bat-shit!

Posted by: General Woundwort at February 27, 2013 07:11 AM (RrD4h)

41 Posted by: Drew in MO at February 27, 2013 07:08 AM (cGlgB)


Says the romney voter

Posted by: Flapjackmaka at February 27, 2013 07:11 AM (xm1Dn)

42 5 Illinidiv,

We have a duty to embrace Joisey Buddah to force the conservative wing of the party to embrace another New England fuckhead who prefers ogabe's solutions to ours.

The "moderates" call this "compromise" you know like they have since uh...wait for it right on the tip of my tongue....


Posted by: sven10077 at February 27, 2013 07:13 AM (LRFds)

43 SE Cupp sleeps with the enemy, literally and figuratively. if you ever valued her for her particular intellectual insights into conservatism you are a far more perceptive man than I.

She's Joe Scardouche with a rack.
Posted by: sven10077 at February 27, 2013 07:10 AM (LRFds)

Yep. She suffers from believing her own bullshit. I guess when you're fawned over because of your looks and percieved wisdom, it's easy to lose perspective.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 27, 2013 07:13 AM (l86i3)

44 Great Job as always MP4, thank you. Got any Alan Ladd Hijinx stored away?

Thanks, OSP. Ladd? Other than the usual stories about him needing a trench dug for his leading ladies to walk in because he was so short or that Veronica Lake was partnered with him so often because she was a tiny little thing, too? Not that I know of, but I'm reading (when I have time) a book called The Bad and The Beautiful: Hollywood in the 1950s, so I'll see what I can dig up for you.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 27, 2013 07:14 AM (zF6Iw)

45 39 -

What I really want to know though is what Morissey has to say about the issues of the day.

Seriously you guys, I've spent the last year making Morissey/Morsi jokes every time the Egyptian situation comes up, and what does Ace to, but post an actual story about Morissey when I'm not around.

This place sux... what's on TMZ...

Posted by: BurtTC at February 27, 2013 07:14 AM (BeSEI)

46 Thanks Mary Poppins, enjoy reading your anecdotes. Couple suggestions: Richard Widmark, Richard Harris.

Oh, and Rita Hayworth...yes, please.

Posted by: Morrissey's Asexual Crumpet at February 27, 2013 07:14 AM (XvrTA)

47 26 Mugiwara,

I am a GOPProud supporter or rather was. I considered Richard Grenell one of the bright spots of Mitten's run. Boy the party sure did a good job protecting him eh?


Posted by: sven10077 at February 27, 2013 07:15 AM (LRFds)

48 Did anyone catch the raving lunatic Keith Ellison on Hannity's show?

It appears as though his medications aren't calibrated properly. Ellison's, not Hannity's.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 27, 2013 07:11 AM (+z4pE)

What a rude piece of smart ass ghetto trash shit. I have never seen a sitting pol behave that way. He is a dispicable human being.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 27, 2013 07:15 AM (l86i3)

49 "Did anyone catch the raving lunatic Keith Ellison on Hannity's show?"

It would have been better if Ellison went off on someone capable of highlighting his insanity, instead he had Hannity responding over and over that he's a registered "conservative". WTF?

Posted by: lowandslow at February 27, 2013 07:15 AM (Fz2C7)

50 @42

It's funny how compromise always seems to move the ball in the progressives preferred direction - Leftward!


Funny...

Posted by: General Woundwort at February 27, 2013 07:15 AM (RrD4h)

51 Where's irongrampa?

I've been shoveling adversity since 6:00. Look at all the Character dripping down my back and into the crack of my ass, gramps!

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 27, 2013 07:17 AM (JDIKC)

52 - "One of the things I've been suggesting is that GOP candidates should engage low-information voters by going to them rather than hoping that something will filter down to them from the more traditionally political channels of information that they don't, as a matter of course, pay attention to."

Chief, you're a few decades late. Some of us have since the 1980's or even beforehand been suggesting all that, but alas it's been a case of giant windmills and tin ears.

Democrats figured this all out decades ago. Policy and ideas don't mean jack diddly shit if the other side is in power. Even to this day a substantial percentage of conservatives and quasi or pseudo conservatives, and poseurs, haven't clued in.

Speaking of which, ironically enough one of the hallmarks of the conservative chattering class cocoon has been that it's more of a cocoon even than the liberal cocoon. National Review. Then the talk radio bubble. Weekly Standard. Blogs. They're all lost in space on this issue.

The reality is that Zombieland doesn't read WSJ editorials, they don't listen to talk radio, they've never heard of Sean Hannity, they've never heard of Mark Levin, they wouldn't know Michelle Malkin from Mick Mars, and they've never logged onto a conservative blog at any point in their lives, nor will they.

You have to get on the idiot box. You have to circumvent the filters of the liberal Democrat media. You have to talk directly to Zombieland. You have to keep it simple. Real simple. Most importantly -- and here's where vast segments of the right dangerously are clueless -- you have to avoid topics with which the low information voter is uncomfortable or into which they're not heavily invested.

Low information voters don't spend every waking minute obsessing over abortion. They don't care about vaccines. They don't have a problem with evolution being taught in public schools. They're not concerned about euthanasia. The only opinion they have about contraception is that they hope it works when they need it to work. They don't care all that much about gay marriage. They're not obsessed with counting the national debt. They don't twitch and foam at the mouth at the thought of Mexicans jumping over border fences.

Low information voters care only about things that affect their day-to-day lives and the day-to-day counts of money in their wallets and pocketbooks: job creation, taxes, education, healthcare. Again, Democrats decades ago figured that out. Until the coffee klatches of the right get up to speed, however, they'll be lost in the political wilderness.

Posted by: Tsar Nicholas II at February 27, 2013 07:18 AM (r2PLg)

53

41

I voted for Romney yes because I deluded myself into thinking I had to vote against Obama and that somehow electing Romney would make a difference. I was wrong and I am going to try to force myself to stop voting for the lesser of two evils as if it matters.

Posted by: Drew in MO at February 27, 2013 07:19 AM (cGlgB)

54 Does Gabe realize that the "C" in CPAC is for Conservative?

Posted by: typo dynamofod at February 27, 2013 07:19 AM (WVMUQ)

55 It would have been better if Ellison went off on someone capable of highlighting his insanity, instead he had Hannity responding over and over that he's a registered "conservative". WTF?

I'd have loved to see Ellison try that shit with Levin. He'd still be looking for his other testicle.

How did he get elected? Of course, that's merely rhetorical, and also the same question I ask about the rest of the Leftard Congresscritters. Shirley they're not the best we can do.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 27, 2013 07:20 AM (+z4pE)

56 Gosh, it's not like Christie helped Obama get re-elected or anything serious like that.

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2013 07:20 AM (w2ABS)

57 S E Cupp will sell us out because she is clearly more concerned with hanging out with the cool people then standing up for an idea. Its just what happens when you get young "conservatives" who have far too much unearned self confidence.

Posted by: Drew in MO at February 27, 2013 07:21 AM (cGlgB)

58 Has the Republican Party done anything over the last 20+ years that gives you ANY confidence that they will suddenly do anything right?

Posted by: jj at February 27, 2013 07:21 AM (gWO5X)

59 GOP candidates' first order of business in reaching low-information voters will not be policy arguments.


Cost them beer money. It's the only think they will understand.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 27, 2013 07:22 AM (d0Dmj)

60 Ah Mick Mars, I like me some Mick Mars... totally looks like a zombie to boot.

Posted by: zeera at February 27, 2013 07:22 AM (Lv9bM)

61 53 Drew in Mo,

I love the people who think the lesson we who have carried the banner against evil and held our noses backing people we would not have as first choice over and over again is "keep closing ranks and support 'x.'

Ace was right if there is one thing Luap Nor Kult and TruCon of either flavor has taught me it is that they consider me an ATM while they get to "vote my consicence."

Well guess what this bank machine just decided this year thus far my consicience is fired up too.

Ron Paul's Blue Eyed boy is a dollar bills width in a lapdance from joining Christie in the "Fuck you GOP" Luap Nor Seat....

I swore in the ashes of '08 I'd back the GOP winner but Huckabuck and Luap Nor.....

I am never swearing that again so if the Apple RiNO NEw England gang thinks I am backing Christie.

Try me.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 27, 2013 07:23 AM (LRFds)

62 Didn't Raquel Welch have one or two floating ribs removed to enhance her already-rather-shapely figure?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 27, 2013 07:24 AM (+z4pE)

63 "Cost them beer money. It's the only think they will understand."

And there's nothing wrong with that message, to bad the Republican political class have all bought into the liberal idea the the Federal Government is all about "helping" people.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 27, 2013 07:25 AM (Fz2C7)

64 @54

Don't you understand, being for gay marriage is a very conservative principle.

The head ewok has spoken extensively on this point.

Also tax hikes and spending increases have now become bedrock conservative principles, ask John Boehner.


Don't forget expansion of medicaid has now become a bedrock conservative principle, ask the all of the Republican governors who recently signed on.


TODAY'S GOP STANDS FOR NOTHING!

Posted by: General Woundwort at February 27, 2013 07:25 AM (RrD4h)

65 54 Typo Illinidiv,

I'm pretty sure it is as is always expected of the conservative movement...."c" for "compromise" or "c**t" perhaps....

not one more step left and not one more dime if they do.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 27, 2013 07:26 AM (LRFds)

66 Thanks Mary Poppins, enjoy reading your anecdotes. Couple suggestions: Richard Widmark, Richard Harris. Oh, and Rita Hayworth...yes, please.

Posted by: Morrissey's Asexual Crumpet at February 27, 2013 07:14 AM (XvrTA)


Don't know any Widmark, but I'll look. I've got plenty of Harris. And Rita? I'm sure I can find something good there.

Damn, I'm going to have to start keeping a notebook with me every morning to keep track of requests. . .

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 27, 2013 07:27 AM (zF6Iw)

67 All nice thoughts and worthwhile if we were on a level playing field, Gabe.

But we're not and THAT should be the first order of business.

I, obviously, don't have the answers. (other than try to buy outlets and conduct seminars to try and persuade Republican candidates that the Press, no matter how nice they may have been to you in the past, are you're FUCKING ENEMY.)

Let's give them the benefit of the doubt and say that the media turned in 1994 when the Republicans gave their first Kennedy replacement (young, sexy, smart and personable) President Clinton the finger by winning the House and Senate. They've never forgiven them for that.

All that's going on now would've happened then if not for that little glitch in their timetable. So they began playing dirty and in the open.

Yet Republicans still think that the press are a bunch of guys who are just doing a job and can be helpful to their careers if they just try to get along with them.

WRONG DUMBASSES! TRY AGAIN.

The Media is part of the problem and has become more openly one of the major players yet 20 years now and Republican (well most of them) don't get it. OR they get it but don't care because they really don't want to govern or they don't want to take the blame for the things that they want done that are the same as what the Democrats want.

So we either beat the Media, go third party or stop thinking that this or that minor detail of how the Republicans do things, if it was corrected, would somehow make them more electable.

It won't matter if the Media still attacks them and suppresses what they say. None of what you said would work unless the Media was playing fair and doing straight reporting and reporting everything said and done by both sides.

AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN GABE.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 27, 2013 07:27 AM (qyv02)

68 I've been shoveling adversity since 6:00. Look at all the Character dripping down my back and into the crack of my ass, gramps!
Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 27, 2013 07:17 AM (JDIKC)


**pointing** Oh, boy - you missed a spot.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 27, 2013 07:29 AM (zF6Iw)

69 Actually, I meant Rita H - hubba hubba - she could turn Morrisey hetero. I know she had a very tragic personal life, something with one of her kids....

Posted by: Morrissey's Asexual Crumpet at February 27, 2013 07:30 AM (XvrTA)

70 Okay gang...I owe, I owe it is off on the road I go...

doo do doo do do I owe, I owe I owe I owe

I'll be around later I don't need to go as far today.

Keep on, keeping on.

I may get my Chiappa Rhino on the way home.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 27, 2013 07:30 AM (LRFds)

71 Didn't Raquel Welch have one or two floating ribs removed to enhance her already-rather-shapely figure?
Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 27, 2013 07:24 AM (+z4pE)


Nope. Urban legend, as far as I know, just as with Cher.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 27, 2013 07:31 AM (zF6Iw)

72 Must run Child to school, brb.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 27, 2013 07:31 AM (l86i3)

73 ...more conventionally conservative group like GOProud.
--
/being avid convention attendees/ snark.

Hey, Chris Christie and Jerry Doyle aren't invited to speak or show up, either.

CPAC choices lose, anyway, whether planks or candidates.

'too white, too uptight, too far right' is CPAC's own prepackaged box.

Posted by: panzernashorn at February 27, 2013 07:32 AM (MhA4j)

74

61

Yeah people can criticize me for my Romney vote.. and my McCain vote.. and my G W Bush Vote. For too long I have been told and also convinced myself that I had to support the candidate placed in front of me. It wouldn't have been so bad but I can't even think of a person that ran for the nomination who I have even liked. At some point as a voter getting fucked over and over and being told I have some duty to the GOP to vote for the useless asshole they tell me to, I have to say no. Not to be stupid but its like an abused spouse returning home claiming this time its going to be different. Well it just isn't and there is no point in pretending that people who want small government should support the GOP.

Posted by: Drew in MO at February 27, 2013 07:33 AM (cGlgB)

75

DAY 114

1,346 to go (1,421 to Inauguration Day 2017)


Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, McCain's, MIRV's, mutants, malcontents, malthusians, maniacs, malignant medical mandates, miscreants, maladjusted masochistic multiculturalists, momzers, mamalukes, mooks, mariuoli, meeskeits, maricons, marauders, malodorous militants, menstruating mons veneri and miscellaneous meshugas notwithstanding.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 27, 2013 07:33 AM (48jWE)

76 3. Obama's spending of tax funds on Obama entertainment would have funded the incarceration/deportation of illegal aliens already detained.

Posted by: panzernashorn at February 27, 2013 07:34 AM (MhA4j)

77 6 Voter fraud, what voter fraud?

http://is.gd/k5N9qW



And that's why fine tuning our message for voters is a joke.

Posted by: real joe at February 27, 2013 07:34 AM (PD2ad)

78 73 panzernashorn,

yeah...you know it's funny how many capitalists who favor minimalist govt does Van Jones little gang inviite on the stage?

The Occutards how many members of Milton Friedman's fanclub were part of their movement.....?

Like I said if 2016 is another round of "screw you anyone more conservative than Chris Christie" it is gonna be a lonely game for the Apple RiNO gang

Posted by: sven10077 at February 27, 2013 07:34 AM (LRFds)

79 Nope. Urban legend, as far as I know, just as with Cher.

That's OK, I'd still hit it. RW that is, not the other one.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 27, 2013 07:35 AM (+z4pE)

80 Actually, I meant Rita H - hubba hubba - she could turn Morrisey hetero. I know she had a very tragic personal life, something with one of her kids....

Not that I know of; her life and career was a shambles - she was married five times, and eventually ended up blank and incontinent due to Alzheimer's and was cared for by her daughter Princess Yasmin (from her marriage to Aly Khan). She once summed up her love life by saying "Every man goes to bed with Gilda and wakes up with me," referring to her ultra-sexy role in the 1946 film. I should probably do a whole entry just on her; if I find the time next week, I will.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 27, 2013 07:38 AM (zF6Iw)

81 So Gabe, why isn't GOProud to blame for getting themselves excluded? Gay marriage is not a plank of the conservative movement. Neither is Obamacare. And yet, we're supposed to cry over the exclusion of a group and a fat tub of shit that push agendas 180 degrees out of phase with traditional conservative thought?

Which brings us to S.E. Cupp. I haven't seen such an insightless, mediocre attention whore getting by solely on her tits since Meghan McCain.

Seriously - how often does this blog post her Great Moments In Conservative Thought? Fucking NEVER. Because she doesn't have anything to say, unless it's to complain about what is supposedly her own side on the state propaganda channel, MSNBC. When she makes the blog, it's because she's wearing a tight shirt. That's great and all, but who gives a fuck? That's all she's got. Sorry to pop your bubble, but she's a wreck up from the neck up. Crop out her tits and you're looking at a fucking steam shovel jaw that makes you wonder if there's a cock swinging three feet south of it. Not a fan.

FUCK THAT BIMBO.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 27, 2013 07:39 AM (JDIKC)

82 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 27, 2013 07:33 AM (48jWE)

Hey, J.J.! Still in Costa Rica? How are the rewrites going?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 27, 2013 07:39 AM (zF6Iw)

83 67. The GOP is the party of McCain, Graham, Boehner, etc. They are never going to represent smaller governance. At times, they throw the conservative lip service bone for re-election. But as the fable concludes, greedy greedy makes a hungry puppy.


Posted by: panzernashorn at February 27, 2013 07:39 AM (MhA4j)

84 Cher Guevara supposedly had ribs removed? Never heard that. She wasn't that stacked anyway. Always found her repulsive, even when she was suppsedly 'hot' and before I knew what went on in that beady little mind of hers.

Posted by: Morrissey's Asexual Crumpet at February 27, 2013 07:39 AM (XvrTA)

85
Re: watered down Budweiser...I agree, it is totally watered down ever sincethe InBev merger...should never have been allowed, that.

Posted by: CanaDave at February 27, 2013 07:41 AM (jP+OD)

86 :::85
Re: watered down Budweiser...I agree, it is totally watered down ever sincethe InBev merger...should never have been allowed, that.
Posted by: CanaDave at February 27, 2013 07:41 AM (jP+OD):::

If moving up here has taught me anything, it's that Budweiser is already watered down. I had a pint of Steamwhistle yesterday before a client meeting and was buzzed enough to accidentally crush their representative's hand when we shook.

Ever shake someone's hand and immediately think, "Oh! Too much!" Yeah, that was me. Dumb ass.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 27, 2013 07:47 AM (JDIKC)

87 What if the gop is successful in gaining the attention of the low information voter, then what?

Those voters want big government. After you get their attention you have to either give them what they want or change their minds about what they want.

How can you change their minds when they shallow and ignorant and myopic?

More likely they will make the gop bend to them.

Posted by: eman at February 27, 2013 07:48 AM (17hgP)

88 So the wonderful GOP has a "message problem," Gabe?

I guess if they could send a message explaining why some of our "servants of the people" are caving in to Choom Boy at every turn, why some Great Conservative Hopes supported Hagel, why the Traitor-in-Chief has faced no serious opposition for his Constitution-shredding hijinks, everything would be just ducky, right?

Yeah, I'm SO ready to support Rubio, Jindal, Christie and Rand Paul. After all, if we simply understood their "message," we wouldn't be on the downward plunge to becoming another Kenya, huh?

Thanks for cluing me in. Here I thought all "we had to do" was defend the Constitution, while the real issue is figuring out what Teh Gheys want! To hell with them: they'll soon be headed down the chute to third-world shithole status, just like the rest of us.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 27, 2013 07:49 AM (cFhY4)

89 along with "improving communications" it would behoove the conservative movement's media to stop wishcasting the news like, for example, Jen Rubin has done during the Hagel nom.

Posted by: Bigby's Fistful of Tissue at February 27, 2013 07:50 AM (LOCID)

90 I don't watch PMSNBC, so I never know which one is S.E. Cupp and which one is the mocha androgynic Toure. All I know is one spouts leftist twaddle, and the other one sits there and listens to it.

No thanks.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 27, 2013 07:51 AM (BeSEI)

91
The question is how the LIV will react when you put a young smiling family man [Rubio] against an old socialist hag from the '60's [Clinton].

Of course the media will cheer for the hag but will LIV buy into the contrast. The LIV has no idea about jobs, economics of foriegn affairs. They will vote on celeberty andcrome plated givaways.

Or perhaps if the LIV dosen't like the contrast he will not vote.

Posted by: tony redenzo at February 27, 2013 07:51 AM (0KgIG)

92 Thanks Vic, Gabe and MPPP for all your morning stuff. I haven't had much time to comment lately, but I do read the morning thread every day -- sometimes at 10 pm.

The Political Hat had a good, original piece on racism in the US which deserves wider exposure so I'm plugging it today:

http://tinyurl.com/ahjzbvh

OSP, I owe you a book review on Amy Lynn so tell me where you want it. Short version -- a very enjoyable read but way too many typos.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 27, 2013 07:51 AM (cHZB7)

93 Hey I've got a better idea for the GOP - HOW ABOUT YOU ACTUALLY STAND FOR SOMETHING AND FIGHT LIKE MAD DOGS TO ACHIEVE THOSE GOALS!

The GOP, for example, could stop playing footsie with being the party of Free Markets, Free Enterprise, and Economic Liberty in general. The GOP needs to reclaim "property" from being considered a dirty word and/or punch line.

This position would be diametrically, intractably and unmistakably differentiated from everything today's Democrat party stands for. They can't compete on this front. We would own it, unreservedly.

It's also, conveniently, the only policy position that leads to prosperity and domestic peace.

These things are also a good selling point during times of economic decline and vanishing opportunity.

But staking out an unassailable position as the party of Free Markets and Free Enterprise means purging a few RINOs.

Posted by: Phinn at February 27, 2013 07:53 AM (oFH2D)

94 OT from Drudge, probably the most click-worthy link you'll ever see this week, month, or year:

"Miss Teen USA contestant gives up crown after porn video surfaces"

Link goes to Daily Mail UK which is always good for the cheesecake pics. And yes, there is a link with video but only a few seconds from the pr0n itself. She had just turned 18 three months prior to shooting it.

Posted by: EC at February 27, 2013 07:53 AM (GQ8sn)

95 I got a call from the Christie for Governor campaign yesterday, here in Indiana, and they wanted money. I told them I would never get over him groveling to Obama and to take me off their call list.

Christie may be popular in New Jersey, which is their business. But he is not popular nationally, and the only reason I can think of him trying to get money from voters in Indiana is that he is testing popularity for a national run. (Either that or he is not as popular as the polls say and is worried about Corie Booker.)

Regarding GOProud, what I understood is that they can attend but are not sponsors. I could be wrong. I would point out that Richard Grennell has been a bright spot on Twitter and is fearless about going after the press. He also knows where all of the bodies are buried at State, so someone should hire him as a consultant.

Posted by: Miss Marple at February 27, 2013 07:54 AM (GoIUi)

96 But staking out an unassailable position as the party of Free Markets and Free Enterprise means purging a few RINOs.

Posted by: Phinn at February 27, 2013 07:53 AM (oFH2D)

purging a lot of RINOs.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 27, 2013 07:56 AM (Cnqmv)

97 EC brings a ray of sunshine into a downer of THC

Posted by: zeera at February 27, 2013 07:56 AM (Lv9bM)

98 "Cost them beer money. It's the only think they will understand."

And there's nothing wrong with that message, to bad the Republican political class have all bought into the liberal idea the the Federal Government is all about "helping" people.


Willful stupidity should be painfull. AND exspensive.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 27, 2013 07:56 AM (45vNz)

99 94 -

How sad. Used to be there were some girls made for beauty pageants, and some girls made for pron/the stripper pole. Nowadays, the line between the two does not exist.

Oh well, more indiscriminate sex for us, I guess.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 27, 2013 07:56 AM (BeSEI)

100 Sorry to pop your bubble, but she's a wreck up from
the neck up. Crop out her tits and you're looking at a fucking steam
shovel jaw that makes you wonder if there's a cock swinging three feet
south of it. Not a fan.



FUCK THAT BIMBO.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 27, 2013 07:39 AM (JDIKC)
Yes, she's not all that she thinks she is.

Posted by: Temper Tantrum at February 27, 2013 07:56 AM (AWmfW)

101 78. sven10077

The GOP is self destructive.

What other point has the elitist "leadership" for burning the grassroots, unwilling to burn themselves as well.

Bad enough any potus enables the assassination of US citizens, stateside or in travels, without due US Judicial process. But when the supposed oppositional party (claiming to represent conservative views) not only instigated and endorses that, but determines to politically assassinate its own constitutional conservative element from the party, and when the GOP "leadership" determines to change party rules and protocol at will, what's the point of voting to go along in order to get along with our own torture, abused by the party we've supported in the political system today?

Stalin said, it's who counts the votes that matters. Bit that's the conclusion. From the onset of a campaign, which quip illustrates the prefabrication of candidates?

Hell, even Janus had two faces. We're stuck with a single puppet model.

Posted by: panzernashorn at February 27, 2013 07:56 AM (MhA4j)

102
Flapjackmaka at February 27, 2013 07:11 AM

Thanks to you and your ilk, I was re elected.

Posted by: Barak F'n Obama at February 27, 2013 07:57 AM (VrVBw)

103 So what I read from Gabe is CPAC should all hold hands and sing show tunes about how Jabba from Jersey is the great conservative hope.

If we can get S E Cupp to do a Kim Kardasian imitation, so much the better.

Posted by: typo dynamofo at February 27, 2013 07:58 AM (WVMUQ)

104 Wait a minute! I watch food network - does that make me a low information moron?

Posted by: shredded chi at February 27, 2013 08:02 AM (64iqT)

105 OT from Drudge, probably the most click-worthy link you'll ever see this week, month, or year:

"Miss Teen USA contestant gives up crown after porn video surfaces"


It's only click worthy if it goes to the full, un-edited pr0n video.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 27, 2013 08:02 AM (45vNz)

106 How sad. Used to be there were some girls made for beauty pageants, and some girls made for pron/the stripper pole. Nowadays, the line between the two does not exist.

Oh well, more indiscriminate sex for us, I guess.


It's a feature, not a bug!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 27, 2013 08:04 AM (45vNz)

107 Further comments on Christie:

1. He is not a conservative (2nd amendment issues for one)
2. He is a back-stabber (as seen on national TV during aftermath of Sandy)
3. He is way too smitten with the sound of his own voice
4. He is undisciplined, or he would have lost some weight. (Even HUCKABEE managed to lose some weight before running.)

The press likes him because to them, he is another Mccain who can be fooled into thinking he is popular, right up until they stick the knife in his back.

So, no.

Posted by: Miss Marple at February 27, 2013 08:04 AM (GoIUi)

108 I agree with Gabe in the main here, but since this is CPAC and not RPAC, I don't know why they'd invite Chris Christie.

Posted by: Andy at February 27, 2013 08:05 AM (OZPoa)

109 >>> If we can get S E Cupp to do a Kim Kardasian imitation, so much the better.

I don't understand the words you're using, but I'm for it if it means someone's going to get naked at some point.

Posted by: Phinn at February 27, 2013 08:05 AM (oFH2D)

110 It's only click worthy if it goes to the full, un-edited pr0n video.

You clicked it, didn't you?

Ofcourse you did.

Posted by: EC at February 27, 2013 08:05 AM (GQ8sn)

111 Why Chris Christie will probably be the 2016 GOP nominee:

The Establishment(TM) selects one guy, "the moderate who can win" (Dole, McCain, Romney). And it seems Christie is their guy. It uses its muscle to push any others from challenging the for "moderate" mantel.

The conservatives, on the other hand, being more independent-minded, will split amongst several candidates, splitting resources, allowing successive "front-runners" to be picked off one at a time.

Posted by: I Work for Dick Jones at February 27, 2013 08:05 AM (MSrqi)

112 #111 Yep, and this is why we need to rule some people out right now. (Rick Santorum, I am looking at you!)

Posted by: Miss Marple at February 27, 2013 08:06 AM (GoIUi)

113
Ha!

I finally figured out who the GOP reminds me of.

The newscast team of MORBO and the oblivious broad on FUTURAMA


Morbo sits there insulting and threatening the human race while the ditz co-anchor giggles like he's just joking.

Posted by: soothsayer at February 27, 2013 08:07 AM (Fely/)

114 Get those glasses off S.E. Cupp and she's very dull-looking. Certainly not hot enough to put up with her shit.

Posted by: zsasz at February 27, 2013 08:07 AM (MMC8r)

115

Other highlights of CPAC 2013's struggle to live up to its theme this
year -- Building the Future of Conservatism -- include failing to invite
the most popular Republican governor (and 2014 head of the Republican
Governors Association) Chris Christie and failing to schedule a single
program, seminar, or speech about fixing or replacing Obamacare,
Medicare, or Medicaid. (It seems that the GOP, and not just conservatives, is giving up on that little project.)

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at 06:49 AM

He's popular because he's a democrat , why not vote for them instead of trying to make both parties the same?

Diversity right?

Posted by: Temper Tantrum at February 27, 2013 08:07 AM (AWmfW)

116 I dont know why the fuck CPAC invited Romney though. It bugs the shit out of me.

Posted by: I Work for Dick Jones at February 27, 2013 08:05 AM (MSrqi)

I thought Rubio was the RINO choice and we had to have Ted Cruz or Ron's seed to run?

Posted by: Flapjackmaka at February 27, 2013 08:09 AM (9e+9n)

117 Wait, S E Cupp is on MSNBC and BlazeTV?

Oh, I take it all back! We could be ruined if she uses her massive fucking Star Power to turn her dozens of viewers against the GOP.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 27, 2013 08:09 AM (JDIKC)

118 You clicked it, didn't you?

Of course you did.


No. I'm driving to work at the moment, so some FSA, fUNemployed couch surfing MF'er can.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 27, 2013 08:10 AM (45vNz)

119 Federal court blocks FL law that requires drug testing for welfare.

Maybe they can use the "we can search your electronic devices for no reason 100 miles from a border" that DHS wants to use for unreasonable searches and seizures.

Posted by: no good deed at February 27, 2013 08:10 AM (mjR67)

120 I have a screenplay proposal for a cable series or network miniseries/serial.

A group of young Americans discover what Liberty is and slowly begin to realize theirs has been curtailed because of creeping progressivism/leftism. They begin to mount a second American Revolution, not against a tyrannical king, but against an aging group of politicians/media types/entertainment moguls/bureaucrats who are ideologically aligned and who control the mindthink of the country.

First the Young Patriots uncover a nefarious plot to use taxpayer money to fund ostensibly 'Green Energy' companys. But the principals in the companies are political cronies of the in-power hard left leaning but centrist talking administration, and the cronies loot the firms and take most of the money.

Posted by: Sphynx at February 27, 2013 08:10 AM (cll/q)

121 No. I'm driving to work at the moment, so some FSA, fUNemployed couch surfing MF'er can.

How the hell are you posting then?

Posted by: EC at February 27, 2013 08:11 AM (GQ8sn)

122 AB/InBev facing lawsuits alleging they're watering their product.

Ha-ha, fuck you, assholes.

Posted by: zsasz at February 27, 2013 08:11 AM (MMC8r)

123 111
Why Chris Christie will probably be the 2016 GOP nominee:



The Establishment(TM) selects one guy, "the moderate who can win"
(Dole, McCain, Romney). And it seems Christie is their guy. It uses its
muscle to push any others from challenging the for "moderate" mantel.



The conservatives, on the other hand, being more independent-minded,
will split amongst several candidates, splitting resources, allowing
successive "front-runners" to be picked off one at a time.

Posted by: I Work for Dick Jones at February 27, 2013 08:05 AM (MSrqi)

I think it's just so that the establishment wants to win with the pro big government guy, either party will do it for them.

Posted by: Temper Tantrum at February 27, 2013 08:11 AM (AWmfW)

124 112 #111 Yep, and this is why we need to rule some people out right now. (Rick Santorum, I am looking at you!)
Posted by: Miss Marple at February 27, 2013 08:06 AM (GoIUi)

But I like being scolded for believing in individual liberty!

The real problem:

It is not beneficial for the wrong people to do the right thing yet.

That's the problem.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 74% more DOOM! at February 27, 2013 08:11 AM (FsUAO)

125 Chris Christie won't be nominated, just like Giuliani wasn't. Once the repubs realize they can't control their socialite Northeastern views they are done for.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 74% more DOOM! at February 27, 2013 08:12 AM (FsUAO)

126 So Gabe's back and is whining about those GOProud fuckheads? Quelle surprise. Maybe buzzion has saved some of the links where we pointed out what untrustworthy cockbites they are and Malor claimed to not agree with everything they did but we gotta, you know, DO SOMETHING. Breitbart said fuck them and so did Tammy Bruce but they're so out of touch and, in one case, dead; so what do they know?

Maybe change the logo to Ace of GOProud and stop pretending to really care about conservatism.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 27, 2013 08:12 AM (7gaSu)

127 staking out an unassailable position as the party of Free Markets and Free Enterprise
--

Like Noah's Ark -- before you need to use it, build it with the trusted code of instructions.

Meanwhile, eschew charismatic candidates. They do not represent constitutional governance any more than they protect the US citizenry. Proof is our current circumstances. We are living the obvious conditions that a voter needs in order to respond according to that charismatic candidate's resource, where charisma owes political careers. Globalist corporate money. The result of elected charismatic politicians is the massive debt and taxation drowning American taxpayers today, while magnificently compounding pirated profits evading taxation by graft.


Posted by: panzernashorn at February 27, 2013 08:13 AM (MhA4j)

128 Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 27, 2013 07:39 AM (JDIKC)

And I thought I was the only one thinking that.

2 thumbs up.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 27, 2013 08:13 AM (qyv02)

129 104 Wait a minute! I watch food network - does that make me a low information moron?
Posted by: shredded chi at February 27, 2013 08:02 AM

The results of the last election put me over the edge and I have taken to reading gossip blogs just to clear my head of all things political without having to think ( so , yeah, that puts me with you as another low info moron)

BUT, then I came across this 2nd Amendment defense post so now I have some hope for the LIVs:


http://xrl.us/boj368

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at February 27, 2013 08:14 AM (53riN)

130 How the hell are you posting then?

Same way I do all day long.
HTC EVO 4 & 3G/4G & pirated wifi.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 27, 2013 08:14 AM (45vNz)

131 S.E. Cupp is withdrawing so we notice her.

Posted by: Robb Stark~King of the North, Duke of Winterfell, etc etc~ at February 27, 2013 08:15 AM (Q9qpj)

132 You clicked it, didn't you?

Of course you did.

Posted by: EC at February 27, 2013 08:05 AM (GQ8sn)


It's the Moron Way!

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 27, 2013 08:16 AM (sbV1u)

133 Oh, I take it all back! We could be ruined if she uses her massive fucking Star Power to turn her dozens of viewers against the GOP.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 27, 2013 08:09 AM (JDIKC)

Oh GOD , nooooooo! She has her finger on the pulse of the msnbc youth crowd!

Posted by: Temper Tantrum at February 27, 2013 08:16 AM (AWmfW)

134 How are you going to convince people getting free money and shit that they really don't want free money and shit, Gabe?

Posted by: Cicero Kid at February 27, 2013 08:16 AM (UrENZ)

135 How the hell are you posting then?



Same way I do all day long.

HTC EVO 4 3G/4G pirated wifi.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 27, 2013 08:14 AM (45vNz)

You're making coherent posts and driving at the same time? Wow! You're awesome!!!
Now go click that link!

Posted by: EC at February 27, 2013 08:16 AM (GQ8sn)

136 Sorry Gabe (and Rush), this whole "low information voter" thing misses the point. These voters have enough information to know that one party gives out free shit, and one party doesn't, and they like free shit. You can try to tell them that this is unsustainable, but the response will most likely be, "It's worked so far."

Posted by: Ted K. at February 27, 2013 08:16 AM (wmWnN)

137 The conservatives, on the other hand, being more independent-minded, will split amongst several candidates, splitting resources, allowing successive "front-runners" to be picked off one at a time.
Posted by: I Work for Dick Jones at February 27, 2013 08:05 AM (MSrqi)

Our choices in '16 are much better than '08 or '12.

Rand. Jindal. Cruz. Rubio. Our bench is about 3.5 solid runners deeper than last time.

They are all relatively young, have been by and large pushing conservative agendas.

If Perry comes out swinging and not on drugs make that 4.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 74% more DOOM! at February 27, 2013 08:17 AM (FsUAO)

138 In the second installment of Young Patriots, a grandstanding congressman whose last name is synonymous with 'hot dog' says he wants to make drastic cuts in the federal budget to eventually zero out the budget deficit. He stages a media event and trots out two Angora goats to illustrate his intention to cut 'farm subsidies' as part of his budget cutting.

Buy a hot blonde Young Patriot chick baits the 'hot dog' by texting him suggestive messages and gets a compromising 'sext' from him in return. The Patriots use the hot dog's horn doggedness to bring him down, and he's eventually forced to apologize publicly and beg his hot wife for forgiveness.

Posted by: Sphynx at February 27, 2013 08:17 AM (cll/q)

139
117
Wait, S E Cupp is on MSNBC and BlazeTV?



Oh, I take it all back! We could be ruined if she uses her massive fucking Star Power to turn her dozens of viewers against the GOP.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 27, 2013 08:09 AM (JDIKC)



Yeah, but tits and glasses. It's tits and glasses all the way down man.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 27, 2013 08:19 AM (da5Wo)

140
Trayvon Martin's family and a large group of supporters wearing hoodies marked the anniversary of his shooting death with a candlelight vigil in New York City Tuesday.

Martin's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, were joined by actor Jamie Foxx and a crowd of about 200 people in Union Square Park. They lit candles and held a moment of silence at 7.17pm, the time Martin was fatally shot on February 26, 2012.

‘I'm the mother of two boys,’ Fulton said. ‘I have one son on earth and one son in heaven.’

At the vigil, the crowd members were told ‘Hoods up!’ and were asked to put up their hooded sweatshirts, which have become symbols of the outrage over Martin's death.

‘This day, until the day I die, will always be Hoods Up Day for me,’ Tracy Martin said.




I remember when the DJ had us do "Hoods Up!" at my cousin's wedding.

So much fun!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 27, 2013 08:19 AM (kdS6q)

141 Our choices in '16 are much better than '08 or '12. Rand. Jindal. Cruz. Rubio. Our bench is about 3.5 solid runners deeper than last time. Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 74% more DOOM! at February 27, 2013 08:17 AM

I gotta say, I'm becoming quite the fan of Rand.

I never thought I would say that, because I was convinced that the Luap Nor crazy was going to be genetic.

But....apparently not so.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 27, 2013 08:19 AM (sbV1u)

142 You're making coherent posts and driving at the same time? Wow! You're awesome!!!


LOL. I try to post at red lights.
Ace should have a new, unofficial motto:
"Where there's a will, there's a Moron".

Posted by: rickb223 at February 27, 2013 08:19 AM (45vNz)

143 126 So Gabe's back and is whining about those GOProud fuckheads?

...

Maybe change the logo to Ace of GOProud and stop pretending to really care about conservatism.
Posted by: Captain Hate at February 27, 2013 08:12 AM (7gaSu)

I'm not convinced one way or the other, but he's not whining. If Birchers are invited, why isn't GOProud? Why aren't they both not invited?

I thought Bill Buckley booted the Birchers eons ago?

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 74% more DOOM! at February 27, 2013 08:19 AM (FsUAO)

144 rickb223 at February 27, 2013 08:10 AM (45vNz)

We thank you for your contribution.

Posted by: FSA member calling it in on their Obama Phone at February 27, 2013 08:20 AM (qyv02)

145 Why would the CPAC invite Christie?

He's cut New Jersey budget spending and kept them from bankruptcy.

He supported CPAC's choice of Romney at the GOP convention.

Rather, consider whom CPAC is inviting to speak, and why. Did CPAC support McCain's failed potus bid, and his subsequent Senatorial re-election? How activist is CPAC in refining new, constitutionally conservative candidates?

CPAC is as relevant to the overburdened taxpayer-voter as CPAC is concerned with fiscal conservatism. How many governing successful fiscal conservatives are speaking at CPAC?


Posted by: panzernashorn at February 27, 2013 08:20 AM (MhA4j)

146 ‘I'm the mother of two boys,’ Fulton said. ‘I have one son on earth and one son in heaven.’

Yeah, yeah, that's right. Exactly. That's what we call it here.

You coming for a visit soon?

Posted by: Satan at February 27, 2013 08:20 AM (sbV1u)

147 I wish people grasped how dumb they look in opposing gay marriage. It's inevitable. Why turn off voters for the sake of a hopeless principle that makes you look ignorant and bigoted to everyone else?

Posted by: Zippity Doo Dah at February 27, 2013 08:20 AM (E55AK)

148 Yeah, but tits and glasses. It's tits and glasses all the way down man.


The universe exists only because of tits and glasses.


Hmmm...that reminds me...

Posted by: EC at February 27, 2013 08:21 AM (GQ8sn)

149 Yeah, but tits and glasses. It's tits and glasses all the way down man. Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 27, 2013 08:19 AM (da5Wo)

Just put a flag over her face. I'll do it for my country.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 27, 2013 08:21 AM (sbV1u)

150 Quorum?

Posted by: EC at February 27, 2013 08:22 AM (GQ8sn)

151 There's a lot of things that are inevitable that are worth fighting against.

Posted by: Truman North at February 27, 2013 08:22 AM (I2LwF)

152 I gotta say, I'm becoming quite the fan of Rand.

I never thought I would say that, because I was convinced that the Luap Nor crazy was going to be genetic.

But....apparently not so.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 27, 2013 08:19 AM (sbV1u)


Still? Twittercons were crucifying him yesterday for his yes vote on Hagel.


Just put a flag over her face. I'll do it for my country.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 27, 2013 08:21 AM (sbV1u)



That would severely restrict the likely options for time spent with D-Cupp.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 27, 2013 08:24 AM (da5Wo)

153 How masturbatory of you.

Posted by: Zippity Doo Dah at February 27, 2013 08:24 AM (E55AK)

154 Quorum? Posted by: EC at February 27, 2013 08:22 AM (GQ8sn)

Indeed.

Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!

The Society of Morons Who Are Outwardly Lewd But Cherish Their Wedding Vows (Grand Ewok Chapter) is now in session! :::: echo :::

The Marginally Honorable Brent Cochran presiding.


Posted by: Sean Bannion, Sergeant at Arms at February 27, 2013 08:25 AM (sbV1u)

155 OT

Happy Birthday to Adam "Hero of Canton" Baldwin!


Posted by: EC at February 27, 2013 08:25 AM (GQ8sn)

156 Auntie Em (Bill O'Reilly) devotes most of interview with Marco Rubio to "How to sip water when the cameras are rolling." WTF?

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at February 27, 2013 08:25 AM (wbmaj)

157 As the third installment of Young Patriots gets under way the overall plot of the series begins to take place. Young Patriot operatives posing as CW Leftists get jobs at four major media outlets and begin to observe the inner workings of the NY Times news room, the modus operandi of CNN's stable of producers and on air mouthpieces, the board room of NBC news division, and the fever swamps and hashish parlors of MSNBC.

The Patriots uncover a trend to promote and defend every policy of the in-power hard left leaning but centrist talking President and his administration. Is there a conspiracy? Keep watching to find out . . .

Posted by: Sphynx at February 27, 2013 08:25 AM (cll/q)

158
"Oh, I take it all back! We could be ruined if she uses her massive fucking Star Power to turn her dozens of viewers against the GOP. "
That's tens of viewers, I'll have you know.
#147, Bizarre, but true. The American people are somewhat like a person w/their foot stuck in a subway track who is unwilling to struggle free as the train nears but would rather obsess @ their loose shoelace...
I do wonder if it's "low information" = "low understanding". No one on the national stage is willing to state the obvious.

Posted by: Jess1 at February 27, 2013 08:26 AM (lbiWb)

159 Gay republicans will always be welcome at TEA party functions. It doesn't matter who is fucking who as long as they want smaller government and lower taxes.

Posted by: jwest at February 27, 2013 08:27 AM (ZDsRL)

160 The Marginally Honorable Brent Cochran presiding.




Posted by: Sean Bannion, Sergeant at Arms at February 27, 2013 08:25 AM (sbV1u)


Well, so much for internet anonymity.

So, fellas, any new business to discuss?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 27, 2013 08:27 AM (da5Wo)

161 SE Cupp is just a pretty atheist who goes um um a lot when on tv. She won't be missed.

Posted by: TexBob at February 27, 2013 08:28 AM (wI4q3)

162
161
SE Cupp is just a pretty atheist who goes um um a lot when on tv. She won't be missed.

Posted by: TexBob at February 27, 2013 08:28 AM (wI4q3)



Moron joke about how he could make her religious in 3...2...1....

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 27, 2013 08:29 AM (da5Wo)

163 The supposed low information voter is that way by design.

The design of the National State Media and the Democrat party.

Until the Republicans finally see that, they're doomed.

but I personally after 40 years of observation don't think they care.

They LIKE being 2nd. They don't have to try as hard. They know they'll get blamed anyway for whatever the Democrats do and they figure they'll still get a paycheck and make some graft bucks along the way. Then there's that sweet health care and pension if they can squeeze out enough wins.

They're pathetic.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 27, 2013 08:29 AM (qyv02)

164 Yay! At work. Back on pirated, wireless WiFi.
Well, not really pirated. I overheard our IT guys talking about it and the password.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 27, 2013 08:30 AM (GFM2b)

165 163
The supposed low information voter is that way by design.

The design of the National State Media and the Democrat party.

Until the Republicans finally see that, they're doomed.

but I personally after 40 years of observation don't think they care.

They
LIKE being 2nd. They don't have to try as hard. They know they'll get
blamed anyway for whatever the Democrats do and they figure they'll
still get a paycheck and make some graft bucks along the way. Then
there's that sweet health care and pension if they can squeeze out
enough wins.

They're pathetic.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 27, 2013 08:29 AM (qyv02)

Exactly.

Posted by: Temper Tantrum at February 27, 2013 08:31 AM (AWmfW)

166 OSP, I owe you a book review on Amy Lynn so tell me where you want it. Short version -- a very enjoyable read but way too many typos.
Posted by: GnuBreed at February 27, 2013 07:51 AM (cHZB7)


Well thank you, I think. Amazon is fine. Yep, I'll be hunting a new editor.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 27, 2013 08:32 AM (l86i3)

167 Well, so much for internet anonymity. Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 27, 2013 08:27 AM (da5Wo)

C'mon, everyone already knew you were marginally honorable.

Posted by: Sean Bannion, Sergeant at Arms at February 27, 2013 08:32 AM (sbV1u)

168 Totally agree with EoJ on S.E. Cupp. She's vying for this year's Coulter Attention-Whore Award.

And as far as reaching the LIVs go, I don't think we lost because of people overtly voting for "free shit" so much as we lost because Obama could portray himself as "cool" and "like you" while casting us as seven-headed monsters who want to ban tampons and stuff women into binders (whatever the hell that meant).

We don't have to completely turn 100% of these voters. We just have to convince enough of them it's acceptable to vote for us.

Of course, having a candidate who didn't come straight out of central casting for the Designated Villain role would've helped, too.

Posted by: Andy at February 27, 2013 08:32 AM (OZPoa)

169
[Christie] cut New Jersey budget spending....
Posted by: panzernashorn




Guessing you haven't had a chance to look at his proposed new budget revealed yesterday.

Spending up yoy - abet by not a huge jump as these things go. Balances the books by shorting taxpayers on their rebates while making sure government union members get a pension buy off. Gives up on tax cuts proposed last year, but takes the salt from Obama for Medicaid.

And so on.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 27, 2013 08:32 AM (kdS6q)

170 Chris Christie discovering very fast, these liberals like me; they really do like me. They give me things-dinners at the White House, appearances with pervert David Letterman, Springsteen tickets, and on and on. They gradually bring him into the fold and then slit his throat. Only idiots can't discern their enemies.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at February 27, 2013 08:32 AM (wbmaj)

171 No offense, but I'm suspicious of any sub group of a larger group that consistently votes and talks liberal wanting to be part of a conservative group.

Makes me think of "plant", "moby", "instigator", "inside job", "spy" and other similar descriptions.

(not you Gabe. I'll take you on faith. I'm talking about GOProud and Log Cabin Republicans.)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 27, 2013 08:32 AM (qyv02)

172
So, fellas, any new business to discuss?



Motion to discuss the nature of the universe and its existence as a stable dimension on the fact that it owes its stability solely on the basis that it rests on tits and glasses "all the way down"*.




* For those morons who do not know of the "all the way down" reference.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtles_all_the_way_down

Posted by: EC at February 27, 2013 08:32 AM (GQ8sn)

173 When Keith Ellison began his incoherent rantings, I was pondering whether or not to begin cleaning my remaining 1911 that wasn't lost in the last boating accident. The result of being subjected to that monstrosity of nuclear-grade idiocy was a lot of dry firing practice.

Posted by: LittleMs.Inopulent at February 27, 2013 08:33 AM (qH52N)

174 Moron joke about how he could make her religious in 3...2...1.... Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 27, 2013 08:29 AM (da5Wo)

Oh God! Oh God!

OH! MY! GOD!

Was it good for you?

Posted by: S.E. Cupp at February 27, 2013 08:33 AM (sbV1u)

175 Moron joke about how he could make her religious in 3...2...1....


Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 27, 2013 08:29 AM

She was yellin' "Oh God! I'm Coming" but she's still alive this morning.

Posted by: old codger at February 27, 2013 08:33 AM (+I8Mq)

176 Conservatives have been patient with the GOP. We have gone along with them and gave support because anything is better than the commie the donks have run. I will not support a "Christie" the next election. period. Nothing less than a real conservative will get my support and vote. If the fix is in for another moderate loser, count me out. And you know what? I don't care what the rest of America thinks. I'm proud to be a conserative. My values beat what we have running the country now.

Posted by: Case at February 27, 2013 08:34 AM (gyQY/)

177 Moron joke about how he could make her religious in 3...2...1....

If not, perhaps she'd like to help me flog the Bishop.

Posted by: zsasz at February 27, 2013 08:34 AM (MMC8r)

178 When Keith Ellison began his incoherent rantings, I was pondering whether or not to begin cleaning my remaining 1911 that wasn't lost in the last boating accident. The result of being subjected to that monstrosity of nuclear-grade idiocy was a lot of dry firing practice.
Posted by: LittleMs.Inopulent at February 27, 2013 08:33 AM (qH52N)


LOL

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 27, 2013 08:34 AM (l86i3)

179 Why turn off voters for the sake of a hopeless principle that makes you look ignorant and bigoted to everyone else?


Posted by: Zippity Doo Dah at February 27, 2013 08:20 AM (E55AK)


Everyone else? Don't you think that's a bit of a reach, Zippy? Are you sure there are even a majority of people commenting on this thread that think the same way?

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 27, 2013 08:35 AM (7gaSu)

180 Motion to discuss the nature of the universe and its existence as a
stable dimension on the fact that it owes its stability solely on the
basis that it rests on
tits and glasses "all the way down".





I'm altering that because I'm the Chairman, I'm Marginally Honorable, because I want to and because I can.




Oh, and a little something to start your day fellas.......



http://youtu.be/AhSzVP10dQI

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 27, 2013 08:36 AM (da5Wo)

181 The first rule of losing guns in the swamp is; don't talk about losing guns in the swamp.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 27, 2013 08:36 AM (qyv02)

182 Reaching out not the same as reaching around.

Posted by: Dept. Of Accuracy Dept. at February 27, 2013 08:36 AM (+I8Mq)

183 The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.
Alexis de Tocqueville

Posted by: Alexis de Tocqueville at February 27, 2013 08:36 AM (MMC8r)

184 I wish people grasped how dumb they look in opposing gay marriage. It's inevitable. Why turn off voters for the sake of a hopeless principle that makes you look ignorant and bigoted to everyone else?

Ah yes, the eternal siren cry of"screw your principles. Get with the kool kidz!"

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 27, 2013 08:36 AM (zF6Iw)

185 "If moving up here has taught me anything, it's that Budweiser is already watered down."

I informed Anheuser Busch last week that they are no longer welcome as a customer at my company. (they were a small account anyway)

The problem was their "BudConnect" electronic invoicing and payment system. Designed by someone who is a master at counter-intuitive websites and most likely a relative of someone in charge who speaks English as a second language, this joke of system is so difficult to use that it's cheaper to not do business with them.

Posted by: jwest at February 27, 2013 08:37 AM (ZDsRL)

186
I wish people grasped how dumb they look in opposing gay marriage.
It's inevitable. Why turn off voters for the sake of a hopeless
principle that makes you look ignorant and bigoted to everyone else?






Sooooo.....this is not the hill to die on?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 27, 2013 08:37 AM (da5Wo)

187 jwest- that is true as long as they agree to focus on the small Gov. part. But they can't. They are the one iss

Posted by: typo dynamofo at February 27, 2013 08:37 AM (WVMUQ)

188 Reaching across the aisle is the equivalent of a reach around.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 27, 2013 08:38 AM (qyv02)

189 Reaching across the aisle is the equivalent of a reach around.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 27, 2013 08:38 AM (qyv02)

Addendum:
Or like reaching back and guiding it in.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 27, 2013 08:38 AM (qyv02)

190 Sen. Rubio's already got the right idea. He's been on the Daily Show twice. Now, he's giving excellent answers to TMZ about Tupac. First comes culture, then comes policy.

----
Looking at the comments there you're on to something.



Mornin' all.

Posted by: RWC at February 27, 2013 08:39 AM (fWAjv)

191
"Oh, and a little something to start your day fellas....... "
And by "day" you mean, er, what exactly?
(heh)

Posted by: Jess1 at February 27, 2013 08:39 AM (lbiWb)

192 Posted by: Alexis de Tocqueville at February 27, 2013 08:36 AM (MMC8r)

And that day dawned a while ago.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 27, 2013 08:39 AM (qyv02)

193 MP4, the only Shelly Winters story is one I watched on tv. In an interview, Winters was asked about 'The Poseidon Adventure'. Her complaint with the movie was that she gained weight for her role, and never lost it.

Posted by: RickZ at February 27, 2013 08:39 AM (CPKp2)

194 Moron joke about how he could make her religious in 3...2...1....
Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 27, 2013 08:29 AM (da5Wo)


Young girl to mother: "Mommy, Daddy stopped the maid from going to heaven today!"

Mother: "What do you mean, darling?"

Girl: "She was on the bed with her legs up in the air, yelling "Oh, God, I'm coming!" And she would have flown up to heaven if Daddy hadn't been on top of her holding her down!"

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 27, 2013 08:40 AM (zF6Iw)

195 179
Everyone else? Don't you think that's a bit of a reach, Zippy? Are you
sure there are even a majority of people commenting on this thread that
think the same way?

----------------------------------------

I'm not sure what you're asking me, to be honest.

Posted by: Zippity Doo Dah at February 27, 2013 08:40 AM (E55AK)

196 Holy shit MP4. Nice one.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 27, 2013 08:40 AM (da5Wo)

197 America is great because America is good.
When America ceases to be good...

Guess we just need to figure out what he meant by good.

Posted by: teej at February 27, 2013 08:41 AM (J+V/o)

198 Oh, and a little something to start your day fellas.......



http://youtu.be/AhSzVP10dQI


Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 27, 2013 08:36 AM (da5Wo)


I did not notice any glasses.

Posted by: EC at February 27, 2013 08:41 AM (GQ8sn)

199 Oh, and a little something to start your day fellas....... Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 27, 2013 08:36 AM (da5Wo)

My, my.

Or, as my wife would say..."Meowmers"

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 27, 2013 08:42 AM (sbV1u)

200 All those commenting from their phones raise your hands.


Okay. BOOK 'EM DANO.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 27, 2013 08:42 AM (qyv02)

201
I wish people grasped how dumb they look in opposing gay marriage. It's inevitable. Why turn off voters for the sake of a hopeless principle that makes you look ignorant and bigoted to everyone else?

Posted by: Zippity Doo Dah





"I am so bringing by boyfriend home with me for Thanksgiving or I WON'T BE THERE!"

Posted by: Freshman Gay

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 27, 2013 08:43 AM (kdS6q)

202
I did not notice any glasses.


Posted by: EC at February 27, 2013 08:41 AM (GQ8sn)



Everyone's a critic.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 27, 2013 08:44 AM (da5Wo)

203 Moron joke about how he could make her religious in 3...2...1....

If not, perhaps she'd like to help me flog the Bishop.


Lope the pope?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 27, 2013 08:44 AM (GFM2b)

204 Playing the skin flute?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 27, 2013 08:45 AM (qyv02)

205 I wish people grasped how dumb they look in opposing gay marriage. It's inevitable. Why turn off voters for the sake of a hopeless principle that makes you look ignorant and bigoted to everyone else? Posted by: Zippity Doo Dah at February 27, 2013 08:20 AM (E55AK)

That's some serious bullshit right there.

The right should abandon it's values because of the "optics." The left should get whatever they want, whenever they want - because they call someone names.

Got it.

If this is what passes for "conservative thought" it's no wonder we're getting our asses kicked.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 27, 2013 08:46 AM (sbV1u)

206 "I am so bringing by boyfriend home with me for Thanksgiving or I WON'T BE THERE!"

Posted by: Freshman Gay


Psssst. Golden Corral is open that day. Just sayin'.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 27, 2013 08:46 AM (GFM2b)

207 Does Mitch Fucking McConnell eat Chinese?

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at February 27, 2013 08:47 AM (wbmaj)

208 I'm ready to watch the whole damn country burn if I can't marry my hairy fairy named Larry!!!

Posted by: Zippity Doo Duuhhh. at February 27, 2013 08:47 AM (l86i3)

209 I gotta say, I'm becoming quite the fan of Rand. I never thought I would say that, because I was convinced that the Luap Nor crazy was going to be genetic. But....apparently not so.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 27, 2013 08:19 AM


You took yesterday off?

Yessiree, voting for Hagel really shores up dat ol' "conservative cred," doesn't it?

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 27, 2013 08:48 AM (cFhY4)

210 I wish people grasped how dumb they look in opposing slavery. It's
inevitable. Why turn off voters for the sake of a hopeless principle
that makes you look ignorant and bigoted to everyone else?

just thought I'd change things up a bit.

You do realize that the changes I made represented the view of the majority of the world until the US and Britain made it uneconomical to continue.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 27, 2013 08:48 AM (qyv02)

211 188
Reaching across the aisle is the equivalent of a reach around.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 27, 2013 08:38 AM (qyv02)

David Burge
‏@iowahawkblog




"Bipartisanship": when politicians in DC put aside their petty differences and unite to screw you in the ass.

Posted by: Temper Tantrum at February 27, 2013 08:48 AM (AWmfW)

212 Does Mitch Fucking McConnell eat Chinese?

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at February 27, 2013 08:47 AM (wbmaj)

Why yes. Yes he does.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 27, 2013 08:48 AM (qyv02)

213 All those commenting from their phones raise your hands.


In my defense your honor, work monitors internet useage on company property.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 27, 2013 08:48 AM (GFM2b)

214 The problem with the GOP isn't communication, it's action. The GOP talks plenty about cutting spending and shrinking government but when it comes time to DO something the GOP always thinks that's a fight best left for another day.

Posted by: GhostShip at February 27, 2013 08:49 AM (sbaXF)

215 Many Democrats are to people what cat ladies are to cats. The cat lady can not stand the thought of those poor kitties out there all on their own in the dead of winter so she takes them in to “take care of” them. The cats end up being packed into slums as she micromanages them but the task becomes too much, requires too much overhead, and living conditions begin to deteriorate as they are in Detroit. The cat lady isn’t really doing it to help the cat because the cat would probably have a much better quality of life if she had left it alone. She is doing it to help HERSELF not feel bad. Liberals often don’t do things to actually help people so much as they do it to make themselves feel better, like they are doing something about a problem. If you try to explain to them that they are actually doing a disservice to those they are trying to help, you are treated just like any other person who points out a flaw in a “fundamentalist’s” logic. You are attacked and ostracized.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at February 27, 2013 08:49 AM (QXlbZ)

216 Holy shit MP4. Nice one.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 27, 2013 08:40 AM (da5Wo)


Thanks, BC. Here's a similar one:

Young girl is saying her prayers - an Our Father, a Hail Mary, a "now I lay me down to sleep" and so on. After she's tucked in bed, she says to her mother, "Why do I have to say all those long prayers every night? Why can't I say short ones, like you and Daddy do?"

Mother: "What short prayers, darling?"

Girl: "I heard you last night. You prayed, "Oh, God, I'm coming!" and Daddy prayed, "Jesus Christ, wait for me!"

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 27, 2013 08:49 AM (zF6Iw)

217 Yessiree, voting for Hagel really shores up dat ol' "conservative cred," doesn't it? Posted by: MrScribbler at February 27, 2013 08:48 AM (cFhY4)

Yeah, well show me a conservative who is 100% on every single issue across the board, without fail, ever.

He/she doesn't exist.

Let's not start the Purity Brigade talks so early in the day.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 27, 2013 08:49 AM (sbV1u)

218 Posted by: Alexis de Tocqueville at February 27, 2013 08:36 AM (MMC8r)

Personally, I like your "We are sleeping on a volcano... A wind of revolution blows, the storm is on the horizon."

Posted by: RWC at February 27, 2013 08:50 AM (fWAjv)

219 Posted by: Zippity Doo Dah at February 27, 2013 08:40 AM (E55AK)

Where's the f'ng DAY?

I'm holding my breath waiting for the rest of line.

You're killing me.

It's zippity doo dah DAY.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 27, 2013 08:51 AM (qyv02)

220 If this is what passes for "conservative thought" it's no wonder we're getting our asses kicked.
Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 27, 2013 08:46 AM (sbV1u)


It's not "conservative thought," Sean, but it is "current GOP thought" - in other words, abandon your principles because the media will be mean to you if you don't. Government by high school cliques.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 27, 2013 08:51 AM (zF6Iw)

221 My cousin is gay, and he's one of the few people at Thanksgiving dinner willing to take on the Obamatons among my family. I love him for it, and cannot for the life of me understand why CPAC would exclude him from a conference (were he a member of GOProud). He and I spend all our joint efforts defending the high ground of freedom and fiscal stability against the onslaughts of drunken arguments from idiots like my younger brother, who thinks we need to "protect the children" by bankrupting the country and giving the Feds control over all healthcare.
Do we now have so many supporters that we can pick and choose, based upon who they sleep with? Are we going to examine everyones sexual history now? Pretty goddam stupid.

Posted by: MTF at February 27, 2013 08:51 AM (B5y+v)

222 Let's not start the Purity Brigade talks so early in the day.
Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 27, 2013 08:49 AM (sbV1u)


Captain OSP reporting for duty Sir.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 27, 2013 08:51 AM (l86i3)

223 McCain and Graham sucking Obama's dick on immigration. I see Rubio isnt going to these meetings, all he needs to do is pull his support and it's dead.

Posted by: Flapjackmaka at February 27, 2013 08:51 AM (9e+9n)

224 "They are all relatively young, have been by and large pushing conservative agendas."

Does Fred Thompson have a son?

Posted by: shredded chi at February 27, 2013 08:52 AM (64iqT)

225 Captain OSP reporting for duty Sir. Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 27, 2013 08:51 AM (l86i3)

I LOL'd. I did indeed.

Howtheheckareya, OSP?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 27, 2013 08:52 AM (sbV1u)

226 Golden Corrall: so much tuberculosis, and so little time

Posted by: Truman North at February 27, 2013 08:52 AM (I2LwF)

227 Fine EC, here.



http://youtu.be/6cqWSBnoEvI






And Bannion, no purity brigade on this one. Only 4 repubs voted for that fucking idiot. And his explanation of why he voted for him made it worse. "The President deserves to have his nominees" or some such idiocy.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 27, 2013 08:53 AM (da5Wo)

228 Howtheheckareya, OSP?
Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 27, 2013 08:52 AM (sbV1u)


Another beautiful day at Americas finest blog. All is well.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 27, 2013 08:53 AM (l86i3)

229 The right should abandon it's values because of the "optics." The left
should get whatever they want, whenever they want - because they call
someone names.

__________________

Futility + Ignorance = Fail. It's not about letting the left have their way, it's about not skull fucking the brand and turning off voters by engaging in "principled" stupidity. Lots of the left's smears work precisely because we look like idiots about things like this.

Posted by: Zippity Doo Dah at February 27, 2013 08:53 AM (E55AK)

230 Government by high school cliques. Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 27, 2013 08:51 AM (zF6Iw)

Vote for Tracy Flick!

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 27, 2013 08:53 AM (sbV1u)

231 The 'Don't be a Biden Bill' ???

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
2 AN ACT TO MAKE IT A CRIMINAL OFFENSE TO DISCHARGE A FIREARM FROM
3 WITHIN AN ENCLOSURE WITH THE INTENT TO DO HARM OR INCITE FEAR.
4 The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
5 SECTION 1. Article 8 of Chapter 14 of the General Statutes is amended by adding
6 a new section to read:
7 "§ 14-34.10. Discharge firearm within enclosure to do harm or incite fear.

---------

http://tinyurl.com/afxmlmy

Posted by: RWC at February 27, 2013 08:53 AM (fWAjv)

232 Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at February 27, 2013 08:49 AM (QXlbZ)

So what you're saying is we're being HOARDED?

That almost makes a weird kind of sense.

Their are similarities.

I guess the Republicans are their enabling daughter who keeps helping buy the cat food?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 27, 2013 08:53 AM (qyv02)

233 Posted by: MTF at February 27, 2013 08:51 AM (B5y+v)




Your concern is duly noted.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 27, 2013 08:54 AM (da5Wo)

234
#28
This needs to be a project taken up by a group of folks that understand campaign planning well: developing lines of operation, lines of effort that account for message, media, outreach, etcand tying it all together in a coherent manner. I say a "group of folks" because I'm guessing it would be people that also know the political landscape and how the inside baseball works at the national, state, and local level. Finally, it would have to be a group of folks that accept the endstate is not something that gives them more power for the sake of power but truly defending and preserving the constitution. There seems to be a lot of grassroots level defenders and lovers of the constitution but who fits the bill at the national level?

Posted by: fastfreefall at February 27, 2013 08:54 AM (zUvAE)

235 Does Mitch Fucking McConnell eat Chinese?


If she'll stay still long enough, probably.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 27, 2013 08:54 AM (GFM2b)

236 Low information voters watch the Daily Show, they read US Weekly, they like Food Network, and they watch TMZ.

Heh.

Posted by: The Lowest Common Denominator at February 27, 2013 08:55 AM (vbh31)

237
Saw this on the CPAC schedule:

2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee Wayne Allyn Root has officially accepted an invitation to speak at the American Conservative Unions 40th annual CPAC conference.



Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 27, 2013 08:55 AM (kdS6q)

238 Low information voters watch the Daily Show, they read US Weekly, they like Food Network, and they watch TMZ.

Heh.
Posted by: The Lowest Common Denominator at February 27, 2013 08:55 AM (vbh31)

Hey, I watch TMZ, it's funny.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 27, 2013 08:55 AM (l86i3)

239 Let's not start the Purity Brigade talks so early in the day.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 27, 2013 08:49 AM


I am certainly not a member of the Purity Brigade. I doubt some of my ideas -- social and political -- would fly with the assembled Morons, and I don't care, simply because I don't worry about a certain percentage of disagreement.

But Hagel doesn't fit into that category. Confirming him was an act of moral cowardice, IMO, and no one who supported that stupid antisemitic fuck deserves any kind of consideration.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 27, 2013 08:56 AM (cFhY4)

240 217 Sean Bannion,

Sean it ain't about "purity" SE Cupp ain't smart enough to flip MSNBC nation even if that was her goal, she is their funbag laden punching bac for Tarde.

She will never be confused for even an intellect as canny as Frum or Brooks God help me.

Yeah she's sorta fuckable but if I want porn I can buy the real thing just like Onk Lite never makes the sale.

Watching her get fucked by Tarde's subpar intellect is about as satisfying as porn v "return from deployment sex..

Not anywhre near.

Tammy Bruce>SE Cupp

Posted by: sven10077 at February 27, 2013 08:57 AM (FPEGg)

241 Are we going to examine everyones sexual history now?

You'd better set aside a block of at least a week.

Posted by: Sandra Flook at February 27, 2013 08:58 AM (vbh31)

242 Posted by: MTF at February 27, 2013 08:51 AM (B5y+v)

I don't have a problem with who someone sleeps with or even what things they get up to to get their jollies.

I do have problems with people who try to force me to accept what they do as being equivalent to the relationship a man has with a woman.

two gays will never (without technological aid) have children of their body.

Then there's the way in which they have distorted and subverted the justice system because they didn't get their way the first time or they lost the argument with their fellow citizens and now they want to be accorded special status all so they can feel accepted. And gotten the government to mandate that acceptance regardless of the rights or beliefs of any one else.

They'll never feel accepted because they never will be accepted by everyone at all times and in the way that they want.

that's not conservative thinking by a long shot.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 27, 2013 08:59 AM (qyv02)

243 GOPRoud had a chance for relevance, but they predictably adopted the stupid, hateful rhetoric of the Left. Anyone who opposed gays in the military or supported the DOMA was "anti Civil Rights!" . Of course they didn't really mean "anti Civil Rights", they meant backward homophobes. I suppose I can't oppose the Congressional Black Caucus or the Pigford settlement without being a huge flaming racist, too.

Posted by: lincolntf at February 27, 2013 09:00 AM (ZshNr)

244 Let's not start the Purity Brigade talks so early in the day.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 27, 2013 08:49 AM (sbV1u)

There are certain issues that are non-negotiable, and Hagel is one of them. I don't see it as demonstrating the purity of one's conservative philosophy -- I see it as an affirmation of American Exceptionalism to oppose him.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 27, 2013 09:00 AM (GsoHv)

245 It's not about letting the left have their way, it's about not skull fucking the brand and turning off voters by engaging in "principled" stupidity.

Perhaps you'd care to explain why saying "Gay marriage is inevitable! Get with the plan! Seriously, you guys!" is not stupidity?

I wasn't aware we had devolved to the point where the perceived inevitablity of something meant is must be taken on as an unalterable pillar of conservative thought. By those lights, when Kurschev yelled "We will bury you!" Bill Buckley should have shut down NR and joined the American Communist Party.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 27, 2013 09:01 AM (zF6Iw)

246 Let's not forget that CPAC DID manage to invite Chris Hayes, uber-Liberal MSNBC host, calling him a "noted conservative" in the letter they sent him.

CPAC ain't too bright, are they?

(for the record, Hayes said he was tempted to show up and harangue the crowd, but decided to pass.)

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at February 27, 2013 09:01 AM (7ObY1)

247 The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.

Alexis de Tocqueville

Posted by: Alexis de Tocqueville at February 27, 2013 08:36 AM (MMC8r)


How could you have figured this out over 200 years ago, and the GOP leadership is still surprised?

I still like Rush's line that it is basically impossible to beat Santa Claus!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 27, 2013 09:01 AM (Cnqmv)

248
Let's not start the Purity Brigade talks so early in the day.
Posted by: Sean Bannion




A quick dip in an icy stream, a mild flogging and a sharp new hair-shit and I'm ready for the day...

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 27, 2013 09:01 AM (kdS6q)

249 and a sharp new hair-shit and I'm ready for the day...


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 27, 2013 09:01 AM (kdS6q)



That doesn't sound pleasant at all.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 27, 2013 09:02 AM (da5Wo)

250 I got nuttin'. Except to ask MPPP, if you're still around, how about adding to your requests a story on Shelley Winters?


Posted by: Lady in Black at February 27, 2013 09:03 AM (ATdet)

251 :::241 Are we going to examine everyones sexual history now? ::::

No, we're going to keep it to our fucking selves, just like GOProud should do, instead of demanding that we rearrange society and change the meaning of words to suit their aberrant sexual proclivities.

In other words, focus on the things we agree on. But that always seems to be the sticking point for special interest groups. And make no mistake, GOProud is a special interest group.

And I ain't interested.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 27, 2013 09:03 AM (JDIKC)

252 Tammy Bruce>SE Cupp

ITA, but since Sarah Elizabeth does play on the hetero team, and she's smokin' freakin' hot, I am holding out hope that she returns to her senses and gets off of MSDNC.

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at February 27, 2013 09:03 AM (7ObY1)

253 hair-shit.

Yeah that's about right.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 27, 2013 09:03 AM (qyv02)

254 Yeah how dare CPAC not invite GOProud! I mean standing up for conservatism is what they are all about! Like Gay Marriage! Andwanting to Repeal DADT. And outing homosexuals for daring to support and work for candidates that oppose gay marriage. And working for Planned Parenthood! And let's not forget calling another conservative a nasty bigot.

Gosh what conservative stalwarts they are.

Posted by: buzzion at February 27, 2013 09:04 AM (GULKT)

255 Low information voters watch the Daily Show, they read US Weekly, they like Food Network, and they watch TMZ.



Heh.

Posted by: The Lowest Common Denominator at February 27, 2013 08:55 AM (vbh31)



Hey, I watch TMZ, it's funny.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy
Lynn available on amazon. at February 27, 2013 08:55 AM (l86i3)




But not for your political news or news in general like the dim bulbs do.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 27, 2013 09:04 AM (1Jaio)

256 @ 243 So your a Flaming Racist ? try living in Mexifornia as a White Minority these days..Man the hate and loathing the Latino's have for the whedos and Whedas only equal to the attitude of the Black ladys of Detroit acting as Jewish prnicess. Did I miss any body?

Posted by: Clemenza at February 27, 2013 09:04 AM (x59Gv)

257 And Bannion, no purity brigade on this one. Only 4 repubs voted for that fucking idiot. And his explanation of why he voted for him made it worse. "The President deserves to have his nominees" or some such idiocy. Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 27, 2013 08:53 AM (da5Wo)

Dude, I don't care. And I don't want to have a discussion about "my guy" versus "your guy" today. I'm not going on a downer this early in the day.

I'm in the candidate shopping phase for 2016. So far he's attractive.

Yeah, I wish he didn't do that, but there is not a single Republican in Congress who is 100% all day and all of the night (with apologies to The Kinks....)

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 27, 2013 09:04 AM (sbV1u)

258 Yes, only 4 people voted "for" him, but 27 voted for cloture which was the real vote.

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2013 09:04 AM (53z96)

259 I still like Rush's line that it is basically impossible to beat Santa Claus!


Deer hunt?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 27, 2013 09:04 AM (GFM2b)

260
49 It would have been better if Ellison went off on someone capable of highlighting his insanity, instead he had Hannity responding over and over that he's a registered "conservative". WTF?
Posted by: lowandslow at February 27, 2013 07:15 AM (Fz2C7)


But Sean is a "registered conservative", donchaknow? He's lock, stock and barrel the property of The Architect and he can show you the cash register receipt to prove it.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at February 27, 2013 09:04 AM (Jcd0S)

261 Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 27, 2013 09:03 AM (JDIKC)

The Emperor has spoken.

So shall it be written. So shall it be done.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 27, 2013 09:05 AM (qyv02)

262 Fine EC, here.

http://youtu.be/6cqWSBnoEvI



A big thumbs up!

Posted by: EC at February 27, 2013 09:06 AM (GQ8sn)

263
hair-shit. Yeah that's about right.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger




damn it.....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 27, 2013 09:06 AM (kdS6q)

264 I'm not going on a downer this early in the day.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 27, 2013 09:04 AM (sbV1u)

Then tell me about driving an M1A2.

[AOSHQ is a smart political blog after all]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 27, 2013 09:06 AM (GsoHv)

265 Yeah, not enough coffee....smart MILITARY blog.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 27, 2013 09:06 AM (GsoHv)

266 And I ain't interested.
Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 27, 2013 09:03 AM (JDIKC)


Yep, that bullshit they pulled trying to out one of Perry's campaign people, really? That's a move stolen from the rainbow coalition. You don't do that then want to play a part in the bigger picture. They have no big picture.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 27, 2013 09:07 AM (l86i3)

267 And this "Low Information Voter" crap is just more MFM hype. What we have is the FSA turning out in droves for Obama and Republicans sitting it out for McCain and Romney.

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2013 09:07 AM (53z96)

268

Meghan McCain ‏@McCainBlogette

Contemplating fostering some kittens. What do we think internet? Can I handle it?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 27, 2013 09:07 AM (kdS6q)

269 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 27, 2013 09:07 AM (xN73L)

270 I think we just had someone discharcged a pistol outside in South Pasadena Neighborhood..I will be damned. All Highways now connect hell in the Southland..

Posted by: Clemenza at February 27, 2013 09:07 AM (x59Gv)

271 a sharp new hair-shit


O'Care hemmoriodectomy?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 27, 2013 09:07 AM (GFM2b)

272
258
Yes, only 4 people voted "for" him, but 27 voted for cloture which was the real vote.


Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2013 09:04 AM (53z96)


And I consider them just as culpable. The biggest problem I have with Rand was his explanation. It was a complete abandonment of the Senate's Constitutional duty.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 27, 2013 09:08 AM (da5Wo)

273 Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2013 09:04 AM (53z96)

Exactamundo Vic.

Do they think we're that stupid?

Why yes, yes they do.

Any Republican running in 2014 better start kissing my ass every tuesday until then else they ain't getting a thing.

LIB

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 27, 2013 09:08 AM (qyv02)

274 Second verse, same as the first

Calling everybody Low-Information Voters is fkn rich when you consider how regularly we, as conservatives and yes morons, get led astray in our own little slice of the New Media. How much of a shut out was 2012 going to be? McCain was going to win by how much? CAC showed us maps and everything!

Not just here, but everywhere you can find an Appproved Conservative New Media newsclown. Rubin, et al, suck beyond belief in matters large and small.

And look, I love it here. But this here blog is YOUR product and you should want that product to be the BEST. I get that you're conservative and will slant news towards that. Stop the confirmation bias. Play it straight otherwise we're the low-info idiots and this will only ever be - at most -a fun place to hang out but never a place to learn anything useful aboutcurrent politics.

Shoot the messenger if you want, but hear the message.

Posted by: Bigby's Other Hand at February 27, 2013 09:08 AM (3ZtZW)

275 Then tell me about driving an M1A2. [AOSHQ is a smart political blog after all] Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 27, 2013 09:06 AM (GsoHv)

I can't. I was only on the M1A1.

But the very thought of having a "hunter-killer" switch at the Commander's Weapons Station - as the M1A2 does - is AWESOME!

::: sigh ::::

I retired too early.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 27, 2013 09:09 AM (sbV1u)

276 Let's screw with DHS!

http://tinyurl.com/bd6tvo9

(Best DHS Checkpoint refusals)

Posted by: RWC at February 27, 2013 09:09 AM (fWAjv)

277 Lawless EPA continues to ignore the court ruling. Gasoline companies should ignore the EPA.

By that logic we should just ignore the bulk of the Federal Government.

...
...
...
Okay. I'm sold.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 27, 2013 09:09 AM (xN73L)

278 Damn typos. Well, you know what I'm saying.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 27, 2013 09:09 AM (zF6Iw)

279 Yeah Gay Marriage is totally inevitable you guys. I mean only backwards super socially conservative states like California would ever have its population vote to define marriage as being between one man and one woman.

Posted by: buzzion at February 27, 2013 09:10 AM (GULKT)

280 Ben dump

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2013 09:11 AM (53z96)

281 I rally don't care who or what you are sleeping with. Just do it on your own time, don't try and redefine terms in existence for a thousand years, don't expect "special" privileges for the way you lead your private life or some other "group" trait, and stand up for the Constitution and you'll be fine in my book!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 27, 2013 09:11 AM (Cnqmv)

282 This needs to be a project taken up by a group of folks that understand campaign planning well: developing lines of operation, lines of effort that account for message, media, outreach, etcand tying it all together in a coherent manner. I say a "group of folks" because I'm guessing it would be people that also know the political landscape and how the inside baseball works at the national, state, and local level. Finally, it would have to be a group of folks that accept the endstate is not something that gives them more power for the sake of power but truly defending and preserving the constitution. There seems to be a lot of grassroots level defenders and lovers of the constitution but who fits the bill at the national level?


There's no way to make this happen overnight. The in groups are not simply going to give up their institutional power to out groups; especially if those out groups aren't going to use that power.

I think we have to start where you ended- principled, energetic patriots taking over local Party structure, and filtering that up through the states to the national Party.

That's what the second half of my life will be dedicated to-- seeing if we can make a dent in the pervasive attitude of the MA GOP that its better to defend your own little ant hill than to make the party relevant and win some seats.

Posted by: Truman North at February 27, 2013 09:11 AM (I2LwF)

283 "No, we're going to keep it to our fucking selves..."

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 27, 2013 09:03 AM (JDIKC)

Exactly.

It is a private matter, and should remain private.

The idea that your politics are driven by where you put your dick is repellent.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 27, 2013 09:11 AM (GsoHv)

284 SE Cupp is a preening, self-absorbed diva, but she is smoking hot, and more importantly, she is absolutely correct in her stance on inclusion of gay Republicans.

WTF is wrong with these people? Gays are human beings exactly like everyone else. Excluding them from political participation because of their sexual preference is stupid, immoral, hypocritical, judgmental and symptomatic of exactly what is wrong with our party.

Posted by: Blacksheep at February 27, 2013 09:11 AM (bS6uW)

285 And this "Low Information Voter" crap is just more
MFM hype. What we have is the FSA turning out in droves for Obama and
Republicans sitting it out for McCain and Romney.


Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2013 09:07 AM (53z96)



I know Low Information Voter types. People who think they are informed but really aren't and just catch a headline here and there or don't realize that the MFM is nothing but pure propaganda and they'll tell me about something on 60 Minutes likes it's sacrosanct. "Mitt Romney's views on women were troubling". Really what views are those? Well I've heard things about him. And all it is they picked something random sound clip that is influencing them

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 27, 2013 09:11 AM (1Jaio)

286 And this "Low Information Voter" crap is just more MFM hype. What we
have is the FSA turning out in droves for Obama and Republicans sitting
it out for McCain and Romney.

----

I dunno, Vic. I know so many people who absolutely don't have a clue about anything going on politically. They can tell you all about Kim Kardashian, who the next crop of starts appearing on Dancing with the Stars will be.....but just mention Fast Furious, Benghazi....bring up any current situation like the sequester and I guaran-damn-tee they'd have no idea what it was about. Remember the video back during the election when people were asked about supporting Obama, but gave Romney's platform and they were all for it. Giving Obama's agenda and putting Romney's name on it and they are all against it. These people are effing clueless.

Posted by: Lady in Black at February 27, 2013 09:12 AM (ATdet)

287 The Emperor has spoken.So shall it be written. So shall it be done.

I have no Imperial Master but AtC. Well, Imperial Mistress, actually, but you know what I mean.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 27, 2013 09:14 AM (zF6Iw)

288 Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 27, 2013 09:09 AM (sbV1u)

Tease.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 27, 2013 09:14 AM (GsoHv)

289 The first rule of Abrams Tank Crew is:

You do not step off the Abrams Tank.

The second rule of Abrams Tank Crew is:

YOU DO NOT STEP OFF THE ABRAMS TANK.

Need fuel? "Pass me that hose, buddy."

Need chow? "Hey, can you hand me up that tray, buddy?"

Need to take a shit? "Hey gunner, traverse left a bit so I can hold on to the bustle rack while I shit off the back deck."

It's like that line in Apocalypse Now. "NEVER GET OFF THE TANK!"

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 27, 2013 09:14 AM (JDIKC)

290 Meghan McCain ž@McCainBlogetteContemplating fostering some kittens. What do we think internet? Can I handle it?

Kittehs? She can't handle anything sharper than a rubber ball right now.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 27, 2013 09:15 AM (zF6Iw)

291 Posted by: Truman North at February 27, 2013 09:11 AM (I2LwF)

I applaud your efforts and hope that you can succeed. This is what conservative patriots need to be doing nationwide, while we have a chance.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 27, 2013 09:16 AM (Cnqmv)

292 I'm pretty sure the first rule of any military vehicle is DON'T LET EoJ DRIVE

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 27, 2013 09:17 AM (da5Wo)

293 I dunno, Vic. I know so many people who absolutely don't have a clue about anything going on politically.


But 90% of those are not "voters". They sit at home and watch the tube.

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2013 09:17 AM (53z96)

294 284 Blackseep,

How precisely is GOOProud "conservative?" I don't see a FiCon or SoCon plank in their zany glorification of same sex bedtime bingo.

Who you play pogo stick with is your business, if the gays wanted a solution to their problems they had it back in 94...they want affirmation.

I would have been thrilled prior to boy being born if socety had kept of my back for my adultery it did not...nobody baked me a cake.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 27, 2013 09:17 AM (FPEGg)

295 I don't have a problem with who someone sleeps with or even what things they get up to to get their jollies.

I
do have problems with people who try to force me to accept what they do
as being equivalent to the relationship a man has with a woman.

two gays will never (without technological aid) have children of their body.

____________________________

Well, leaving aside the fact that there's nothing on Earth that you can do to prevent dykes from being brood sows, and the fact that there's nothing on Earth that precludes gays from being publically coupled, fighting a lost battle to prevent them from wearing a wedding band - which a lot of them do, anyway - is profoundly stupid. Especially given how frivolously many straights treat marriage.mI ain't gonna look for stats, but I'd be curious what the divorce rate is in white trash Jesuslandia.

Posted by: Zippity Doo Dah at February 27, 2013 09:17 AM (E55AK)

296 WTF is wrong with these people? Gays are human beings exactly like everyone else. Excluding them from political participation because of their sexual preference is stupid, immoral, hypocritical, judgmental and symptomatic of exactly what is wrong with our party.
Posted by: Blacksheep at February 27, 2013 09:11 AM (bS6uW)


And I'm sure gay conservatives are welcome to attend CPAC. GOProud though is not. And there's plenty of reasons why. Its not a Republican conference.

Posted by: buzzion at February 27, 2013 09:18 AM (GULKT)

297 290 MP4,

I think she has her Mk 42 Rubber Infiltration merit badge.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 27, 2013 09:19 AM (FPEGg)

298 The first rule of Abrams Tank Crew is:

You do not step off the Abrams Tank.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 27, 2013 09:14 AM (JDIKC)


You say that like it's a bad thing.

C'mon, admit it, when the wind chill was -20 you LOVED being attached to a tank Company/Team so you could get some of that sweet, sweet 900 degree exhaust to warm you up.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 27, 2013 09:22 AM (sbV1u)

299 I'd be curious what the divorce rate is in white trash Jesuslandia.


Posted by: Zippity Doo Dah at February 27, 2013 09:17 AM (E55AK)

Same rules apply there: I don't care who the straights and LBGTQF of any religion are boinking, so long as they don't ask me to approve.
I do have a problem with people like Mark Sanford that violate a marriage oath in the manner he did. Divorce is a personal matter and available to all, but "cheating while married" makes me prone to think cheating in general is an inherent personality trait that I do not want in a politician.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 27, 2013 09:23 AM (Cnqmv)

300 There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.

Posted by: Alexis de Tocqueville at February 27, 2013 09:23 AM (MMC8r)

301 :::but I'd be curious what the divorce rate is in white trash Jesuslandia.:::

Glad to see you're not bigoted, Assmaster.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 27, 2013 09:24 AM (5Es6z)

302 From a blogger at another site: Clinton/Christie 2016

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at February 27, 2013 09:24 AM (wbmaj)

303 @ 51

Irongrampa is sitting back, relaxing after SNOWBLOWING the global warming off his drive ( I read that far and gotta reply).

Some of us use the wisdom of maturity and buy the appropriate tools necessary to do a job quickly with little stress.


Others, apparently do not.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 27, 2013 09:25 AM (SAMxH)

304 Look Zippy, the question isn't whether straight married people have problems and faults, it's whether Gays should have state sanctioned partnerships. OH wait. They can and they do. But that's not good enough.

What they're really aiming for here is to get state mandated equivalency of straight marriage so that they can demand that churches marry them. That's they ONLY reason for this.

They want to be recognized as indistinguishable to straight marriage for the purpose of imposing their view on those who disagree.

I cannot see any other reason and if you listen and see the venom and hate, you'd understand this is not about love and partnership.

This is about revenge on society for not accepting them.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 27, 2013 09:25 AM (qyv02)

305 :::C'mon, admit it, when the wind chill was -20 you LOVED being attached to a tank Company/Team so you could get some of that sweet, sweet 900 degree exhaust to warm you up.:::

I admit it. It was like God's hair dryer.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 27, 2013 09:25 AM (5Es6z)

306 #300 There are many principals in America but most of our principles have disappeared.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at February 27, 2013 09:26 AM (wbmaj)

307 Oh, you DIRTY old fart, irongrampa!

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 27, 2013 09:28 AM (5Es6z)

308 I wish people grasped how dumb they look in opposing
gay marriage. It's inevitable. Why turn off voters for the sake of a
hopeless principle that makes you look ignorant and bigoted to everyone
else?


Posted by: Zippity Doo Dah at February 27, 2013 08:20 AM (E55AK)



Thank you Morrissey for checking in with us

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 27, 2013 09:30 AM (1Jaio)

309
Glad to see you're not bigoted, Assmaster.

-------------------------------
You should hear the shit I say about my fellow New Yorkers' politics. But are you really going to reduce it to a case of bigotry when someone points out that a sizable portion of people who oppose gay marriage can't keep their families together themselves? What institution are gays going to ruin that isn't already thus?

Posted by: Zippity Doo Dah at February 27, 2013 09:33 AM (E55AK)

310 That's your advice : go for low-information voters and go for cheap photo-ops. In other words, copy the Obama winning strategy of segmented marketing to dunces. Segmented marketing may sell more Priuses and get Barack Obama votes from girls in vagina costumes, but it doesn't fix the mega-deficit, get people back to work, or get our asses out of Afganistan. C-PAC should be about sharing ideas and strategies that work and mustering the troops, not in-fighting between interest groups. Frankly, I could care less about whether Chris Christie shows up or not.He lost me with that half-hearted endorsement of Mitt Romney at the convention.His warm teddy-bear, embraces of the President after Sandy may look good 50 times daily on CNN, but did this doanythingpositive for the NJ or the nation? No, just more gridlock.

Posted by: Silent Majority at February 27, 2013 09:35 AM (KydDZ)

311 When your solution to a problem is to aim low, the problem is beyond solution.

Posted by: LeBron Steinman at February 27, 2013 09:40 AM (jfWE9)

312 Something I'd like to add: we should be pitting leftist interests against each other as often as possible. Pointing out conflicts in liberal Democrats' policies and slogans is as easy as falling off a bicycle. So there's your content, if you're looking to go out and pollute the mids of low-information voters. Way easier and quicker than trying to explain Adam Smith economics (though that's a worthy topic too).

Posted by: Ross at February 27, 2013 09:49 AM (DU9hE)

313 "a relatively more conventionally conservative group like GOProud"

How are they "more conventionally conservative"?

Posted by: Ace's Anus at February 27, 2013 09:52 AM (ZJ/un)

314 Totally agree with EoJ on S.E. Cupp. She's vying for this year's Coulter Attention-Whore Award.

S.E. Cupp has better cups.

And by "cups" I mean "tits."

Although, to be fair, Coulter is better at doing her research. She does have a knack for using her LEXIS/NEXIS connection to skewer media assholes with their own words.

Cupp just sits there and jiggles.

Jiggling? Incisive research? Each has its respective quantum of social value, I guess.

Posted by: Phinn at February 27, 2013 10:08 AM (oFH2D)

315 Who gives a shit about tupac? The guy was a violent thug and a rapist.

Posted by: Waldo Truth at February 27, 2013 10:09 AM (XjfiS)

316 >>>Meghan McCain ‏@McCainBlogette

Contemplating fostering some kittens. What do we think internet? Can I handle it?
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix


Let me guess: there is going to be a series of pixs with some poor kittens shoved down her massive cleavage resulting in a lot of talk about her boobs which will cause her and others to lecture us on the right of wombyns to post kitty titty shots.

Posted by: Waldo Truth at February 27, 2013 10:13 AM (XjfiS)

317 "I wish people grasped how dumb they look in opposing gay marriage. It's inevitable. Why turn off voters for the sake of a hopeless principle that makes you look ignorant and bigoted to everyone else?"
Who's everyone? Smarties like shacked-up actors and actresses having illegitimate children, who won't marry until"everyone" can marry - including, the caste of Sister Wives andcreeps into bestiality.

Posted by: Silent Majority at February 27, 2013 10:13 AM (KydDZ)

318 "but I'd be curious what the divorce rate is in white trash Jesuslandia"


Second time I've seen that smug, condescending term "Jesusland" today. Really fucking hard to take anyone who uses it seriously.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 27, 2013 10:14 AM (yCvxi)

319 State government workers versus federal government workers, for instances. They're competing for a lot of the same tax dollars. Which ones do voters value more?

Posted by: Ross at February 27, 2013 10:16 AM (DU9hE)

320
failing to invite the most popular Republican governor

Republican != conservative. Duh. And Chris Christie is no conservative, even if he does have some good qualities that we should admire and respect.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie ® at February 27, 2013 10:18 AM (1hM1d)

321 Gays are human beings exactly like everyone else. Excluding them from political participation because of their sexual preference is stupid, immoral, hypocritical, judgmental and symptomatic of exactly what is wrong with our party.


Posted by: Blacksheep at February 27, 2013 09:11 AM (bS6uW)


Think next time before you post some emotional nonsense. Liberals/leftists/Democrats are people as well but they're excluded for their policy positions, just like GOProud. Their policy positions are all justified by how they will affect homosexuals, not out of some inherent conservative bent.


When GOProud espouses conservative values because of the inherent superiority of those values and not due to their sexual orientation, they might deserve a place. Then again, that would remove their need to identify by their sexual orientation. Identity politics is for the left, not the right.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 27, 2013 10:21 AM (yCvxi)

322 Guess our invitation got lost

(sniff)

Posted by: Butt Bangers for Freedom at February 27, 2013 10:25 AM (EZl54)

323 yep

Posted by: Pedophile Scoutmasters for Tax Reform at February 27, 2013 10:28 AM (EZl54)

324 No one is saying gays can not attend cpac. They are saying that goproud which have a long history of being assholes can not set up a booth and espouse policies that cpac and conservatives oppose. It is all about pushing ssm with them and they are willing to destroy conservatism to get it.

Posted by: Waldo Truth at February 27, 2013 10:43 AM (XjfiS)

325 When you start excluding people because you disagree with their personal morality, you're no longer really a political movement, you're just a Church disguised as a political movement (except even Churches take in sinners with open arms)

What if CPAC started turning away people who had a divorce in their past? I mean, the breakdown of the family is an important issue, and we can't be promoting that, right?


Posted by: McAdams at February 27, 2013 10:49 AM (MoXVV)

326

Take one for same sex civil rights.

We can appeal to the feminists with: "Good enough for a man..."

Posted by: nip at February 27, 2013 11:06 AM (11Tdq)

327 Butt sex, I mean.

Posted by: nip at February 27, 2013 11:06 AM (11Tdq)

328 "When you start excluding people because you disagree with their personal morality, you're no longer really a political movement, you're just a Church disguised as a political movement (except even Churches take in sinners with open arms)"
Orwe could be the "church" where anything goes as long as warm bodies fill the pews, but no one knows exactly what we believe.

Posted by: Silent Majority at February 27, 2013 11:16 AM (KydDZ)

329 Orwe could be the "church" where anything goes as long as warm bodies fill the pews, but no one knows exactly what we believe.

Posted by: Silent Majority

So that's the core of what CPAC "believes", that homosexuals should be excluded from conservative events.

Funny, I thought there were more issues involved in "conservatism" than what the Old Testament says about sodomy. You know, stuff like taxes, spending, national defense, personal liberty. Little things.

Posted by: McAdams at February 27, 2013 11:47 AM (MoXVV)

330 Hasn't GOProud pretty thoroughly demonstrated in the past that they are more interested in lobbying conservatives over a single issue rather than advancing the goals of conservatism at large?

Posted by: Sjg at February 27, 2013 12:01 PM (gDSJf)

331 Fat yankee blowtard Krispy Kreme ain't popular with me, or any conservative I know, and neither is same-sex "marriage."

Those who disagree should go off and start RINOPAC or something.

Did I mention he's a FAT yankee blowtard? As in Fatty Fasto McFatFat?

Posted by: J. Moses Browning at February 27, 2013 12:08 PM (Y3JgK)

332
Posted by: McAdams at February 27, 2013 11:47 AM (MoXVV)


Go fuck yourself and your strawman you ignorant braindead idiot.

Posted by: buzzion at February 27, 2013 12:47 PM (GULKT)

333 "Funny, I thought there were more issues involved in "conservatism" than what the Old Testament says about sodomy. You know, stuff like taxes, spending, national defense, personal liberty. Little things."
Yeh,littlle issueslike taxes, spending, national defense that regularly get overlooked, so that we can attract peoplewho make a political issue over who sleeps with whom.

Posted by: Silent Majority at February 27, 2013 01:06 PM (KydDZ)

334 Go fuck yourself and your strawman you ignorant braindead idiot.


Posted by: buzzion

Aww, I must have really hit a nerve.

Posted by: McAdams at February 27, 2013 04:39 PM (MoXVV)

335
"we can attract people who make a political issue over who sleeps with whom."

Or people who's entire platform is about who they sleep with.

Posted by: Wendy at February 27, 2013 06:52 PM (1Lgfp)






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