January 30, 2015

BREAKING: Like Chicago, Romney Is Out. Romney Is Out.
— DrewM

We won't have Mitt Romney to kick around anymore.

After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the Party the opportunity to become our next nominee.

Let me give you some of my thinking. First, I am convinced that with the help of the people on this call, we could win the nomination. Our finance calls made it clear that we would have enough funding to be more than competitive. With few exceptions, our field political leadership is ready and enthusiastic about a new race. And the reaction of Republican voters across the country was both surprising and heartening. I know that early poll numbers move up and down a great deal during a campaign, but we would have no doubt started in a strong position. One poll out just today shows me gaining support and leading the next closest contender by nearly two to one. I also am leading in all of the four early states. So I am convinced that we could win the nomination, but fully realize it would have been difficult test and a hard fight.

Full statement here.

Heartache. Just heartache.

The drinking starts early today my friends.

Added: Allow me to the be the first to congratulate Jeb Bush on his ascendancy to the GOP presidential nomination.

[Bonus content: BenK] Nice call Daily Beast. Well, it appears the Daily Beast completely scrubbed their original article claiming that their inside sources told them Mitt Romney was running. It appears that they didn't note the change either.

[Extra, Extra Bonus Content: Drew]


Oh, by the way, Mitt is having dinner tonight with.....Chris Christie.

Posted by: DrewM at 05:41 AM | Comments (584)
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1 Like an Irish wake.

Posted by: Steve in Greensboro at January 30, 2015 05:41 AM (bbivj)

2 Does this mean he's stepping aside for Jeb (as per their meeting awhile ago)?

Posted by: Seems Legit at January 30, 2015 05:42 AM (A98Xu)

3 Thank goodness.

Posted by: toby928(C) at January 30, 2015 05:42 AM (evdj2)

4 The drinking starts early today my friends.

Why should today be any different than every other day?

Posted by: HR needs donuts at January 30, 2015 05:42 AM (ZKzrr)

5 Color me happy.  One less RINO to contend with.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at January 30, 2015 05:42 AM (AWj2Z)

6 Good. Unless it's about that Jeb thing. But still.

Posted by: Lea at January 30, 2015 05:42 AM (lIU4e)

7 Did he endorse anyone?

Posted by: toby928(C) at January 30, 2015 05:42 AM (evdj2)

8 Nice. Now hopefully some of the other narcissistic long-shots will follow his lead. (doubtful)

Posted by: brak at January 30, 2015 05:42 AM (Tj+s6)

9 PERRY SMASH!!

Posted by: toby928(C) at January 30, 2015 05:43 AM (evdj2)

10 Well I don't want to brag, but this is exactly what I predicted this AM and you can look it up. Do I win a prize?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 30, 2015 05:43 AM (LJcWW)

11 I guess Mitt didn't care for my comment about becoming this century's Harold Stassen.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at January 30, 2015 05:43 AM (AWj2Z)

12 Jeb! Jeb! Jeb!

Posted by: GOP Big Money Donors at January 30, 2015 05:43 AM (Tj+s6)

13 Well, I guess that means we can all ready ourselves to watch the fat face of Jeb Bush give the acceptance speech in july 2016.

Posted by: Elize Nayden at January 30, 2015 05:43 AM (ZX1AI)

14 Meh. Even if y'all aren't the biggest fans, I'm still disappointed.

Posted by: GOPinTX at January 30, 2015 05:44 AM (wTO4K)

15 Good. Now can he take Jeb and Christie with him?

Posted by: The Djoker at January 30, 2015 05:44 AM (nlQae)

16 Ya know you guys are double posting. Either of you won a cell phone?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 30, 2015 05:45 AM (LJcWW)

17 "Good. Now can he take Jeb and Christie with him?

And Huckabee.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at January 30, 2015 05:45 AM (AWj2Z)

18 I get all the money! I get all the money! I get all the money! Now I'm gonna win!

Posted by: Jeb Bush at January 30, 2015 05:45 AM (ZPrif)

19 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 30, 2015 05:45 AM (kff5f)

20 Hey, what happened to that Japanese chick?

Posted by: Tom Cruise at January 30, 2015 05:46 AM (WbRgK)

21
http://youtu.be/7hb-yqY7IPQ?t=2m27s

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 30, 2015 05:46 AM (kdS6q)

22 Good man, good call.

Posted by: Chief of Stuff, Department of the Posterior at January 30, 2015 05:46 AM (7u7u7)

23 "...other leaders." Ugh.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at January 30, 2015 05:46 AM (GqEzX)

24

Thank God.  Now he just needs to stick Jeb in the dog carrier on the top of his car and leave him there.

Posted by: buzzion at January 30, 2015 05:46 AM (zt+N6)

25 #1, yay. #2, from the willowed/stomped thread: O. M. G. Wife is working from home, she has on some "daytime TV" for background noise. There was this commercial on during "Perople's court" that you just have to see. I cannot believe this was made. I cannot believe it was aired. Go to www.textbehind.com And play the video.

Posted by: blaster at January 30, 2015 05:46 AM (Rx8ML)

26 I guess he saw our straw poll results

Posted by: L, elle at January 30, 2015 05:46 AM (2x3L+)

27 So. Who gets the ORCA code?

Posted by: alexthechick - I'll stop attention whoring when you start listening at January 30, 2015 05:46 AM (mf5HN)

28 D*mn. The stompy post just got stompied. That said... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooo! I seriously want Mitt, Jeb, and Christie *all* to run. Split the squish vote for once.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 30, 2015 05:46 AM (kff5f)

29 Mitt is a good man. He would have made a good President. Not my pick in 2016, but 1000x better than Obama has been.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 30, 2015 05:46 AM (ZPrif)

30 I commented twice on the now vaporized thread. Fukkit.

Posted by: maddogg at January 30, 2015 05:46 AM (xWW96)

31 17: I'd rather keep Huckabee around for a while...for entertainment.

Posted by: The Djoker at January 30, 2015 05:47 AM (nlQae)

32 Fox News has a sad.


Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 30, 2015 05:47 AM (XzRw1)

33 Thank you, Mitt. I was really starting to get annoyed with you.

Posted by: PJ at January 30, 2015 05:47 AM (cHuNI)

34 Double stomp!!! Ace for the triple?

Posted by: Navycopjoe at January 30, 2015 05:47 AM (F1ZcE)

35 So. Who gets the ORCA code? Posted by: alexthechick - I'll stop attention whoring when you start listening at January 30, 2015 10:46 AM (mf5HN) Hillary.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 30, 2015 05:47 AM (kff5f)

36 actually good news. Mitt is, as far as I know, a good man, but the wrong person to run - he won't fight back. But G_d I hope this doesn't mean Jebski is the nom...we are doomed then, fer sure!

Posted by: geezer der mensch at January 30, 2015 05:47 AM (1i/Fh)

37 meh We need to convince him to NOT throw his money at Jeb. He was promised a slot somewhere, no doubt. $ for position in the next administration

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 30, 2015 05:47 AM (IXrOn)

38 So what that leaves 58 candidates remaining?

Posted by: Chief of Stuff, Department of the Posterior at January 30, 2015 05:47 AM (7u7u7)

39 Now I can focus all my energies on cashing checks and destroying Scott Walker.

Posted by: Jeb Bush at January 30, 2015 05:47 AM (ZPrif)

40 Mitt is a good man. He would have made a good President. Not my pick in 2016, but 1000x better than Obama has been. A pole-axed paramecium would be 1000x than TFG has been.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 30, 2015 05:48 AM (kff5f)

41 Great. Now can we finally get that dog off of the car roof?

Posted by: Roy at January 30, 2015 05:48 AM (VndSC)

42 Hey, as long as we're talking about Republicans we don't like... will somebody tell John Kasich to shut up?  Copying Huckabee's Elmer Gantry act is not helping.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at January 30, 2015 05:48 AM (AWj2Z)

43 The great Mormon hope is out.

Posted by: amichel at January 30, 2015 05:48 AM (xZ8Ay)

44 The Magic Underwear Mafia hardest hit.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 30, 2015 05:48 AM (hlbmD)

45 Wow, so we actually are gonna get Bush vs Clinton. This is gonna be the lowest turnout election ever.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 30, 2015 05:48 AM (ZPrif)

46 Now I can focus all my energies on cashing checks and destroying Scott Walker. Posted by: Jeb Bush at January 30, 2015 10:47 AM (ZPrif) Bring. It.

Posted by: Scott Walker sitting on his Throne of Skulls at January 30, 2015 05:48 AM (Rx8ML)

47 38 So what that leaves 58 candidates remaining? Don't forget George Pataki. He's our man. Or someone's man. Maybe one person's man? He should just marry Jen Psaki. Then she would be Jen Psaki-Pataki.

Posted by: Citizen X at January 30, 2015 05:48 AM (7ObY1)

48 Cue the "What about your Gaffes" slow jam

Posted by: kevin at January 30, 2015 05:48 AM (4/Ru0)

49
Now Mitt has free time to focus on the critical issue of man-made global warming.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 30, 2015 05:49 AM (kdS6q)

50

The threads do appear.

the threads they then go bye bye

 Godzilla angry

Posted by: Japanese guy in the stomped art thread at January 30, 2015 05:49 AM (Spluw)

51 It's like Inception around here.

Posted by: dogfish at January 30, 2015 05:49 AM (1vYi0)

52 The GOP bosses (aka the chamber of pigs/commerce) told him they like jeb better. Of the two, Mitt wins for me, but there half a dozen or more much better than jeb. If only, for once, the people could select the candidate.

Posted by: Ever at January 30, 2015 05:49 AM (hRV3r)

53 The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain.

Posted by: Mirror Universe Jeb Bush at January 30, 2015 05:49 AM (WbRgK)

54 and OT but AtC and BC's podcast will make your day a little &*$@ing better!

Posted by: geezer der mensch at January 30, 2015 05:49 AM (1i/Fh)

55 Like Chicago?? I must have missed something.

Posted by: Scanner Dan at January 30, 2015 05:49 AM (DHXV/)

56 Unfortunately didn't he meet with Jeb just a few days ago.  I hope he didn't promise Jeb all his donor lists and infrastructure.

Posted by: buzzion at January 30, 2015 05:49 AM (zt+N6)

57 Victory is mine!

Posted by: Crying Jeb Bush at January 30, 2015 05:50 AM (1vYi0)

58 * breathes a sigh of relief * Our tampons are no longer in danger.

Posted by: L, elle at January 30, 2015 05:50 AM (2x3L+)

59 55 - Obama's Olympian efforts

Posted by: Roy at January 30, 2015 05:50 AM (VndSC)

60 Why are Republicans so mean? Why can't they be more like that nice Romney boy? We always liked Romney.

Posted by: ProgMedia at January 30, 2015 05:50 AM (ZPrif)

61 The fix is in for Bush.

Posted by: Zombie 1919 White Sox Player at January 30, 2015 05:50 AM (fBxC6)

62 "15 Good. Now can he take Jeb and Christie with him? Posted by: The Djoker at January 30, 2015 10:44 AM (nlQae)" ---- Beat me to it.

Posted by: real joe at January 30, 2015 05:50 AM (AiCcO)

63 I will retire to my villa with my binders full of women.

Posted by: Mitt Romney at January 30, 2015 05:50 AM (WbRgK)

64
Our tampons are no longer in danger.

Posted by: L, elle

 

Aren't they supposed to be in you?

Posted by: moron at January 30, 2015 05:51 AM (Spluw)

65 Hey Jeb, who'd you blow to get the nod?

Posted by: dogfish at January 30, 2015 05:51 AM (1vYi0)

66 George Bush's blockhead brother is your nominee.

Posted by: The Chamber of Commerce at January 30, 2015 05:51 AM (hlbmD)

67 Tell me  Romney wasn't high as a kite when he made that statement.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 30, 2015 05:51 AM (zF6Iw)

68 Walker and Cruz are such icky, severe conservative -- why can't they be more like Romney?

Posted by: MSNBC at January 30, 2015 05:51 AM (ZPrif)

69 Has anyone seen "one" swing at Jeb from the GOP? One? nope

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 30, 2015 05:51 AM (IXrOn)

70 I like Romney more than Jeb Bush. Does anyone have an inside track to the National GOP? I can't figure out WTF they are thinking considering and pushing Jeb Bush as our candidate. Really? Really?

Posted by: Seems Legit at January 30, 2015 05:52 AM (A98Xu)

71  I will retire to my villa with my binders full of women.

Posted by: Mitt Romney

 

take me with you. People around him seem to be employed, and gettin' some, judging by the number of kids.

Posted by: Blue Hen at January 30, 2015 05:52 AM (Spluw)

72 Hillary. Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 30, 2015 10:47 AM (kff5f) *taps foot* What have I said about taunting Happy Fun alex?

Posted by: alexthechick - I'll stop attention whoring when you start listening at January 30, 2015 05:52 AM (mf5HN)

73 [Update: BenK] In related news, this seems ill timed. eh? odd

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 30, 2015 05:52 AM (IXrOn)

74 67 Tell me Romney wasn't high as a kite when he made that statement. They don't even drink coffee. "Strong drink" and all that.

Posted by: Citizen X at January 30, 2015 05:52 AM (7ObY1)

75 I get all the money! I get all the money! I get all the money! Because I'm really smart!!

Posted by: Jeb Bush at January 30, 2015 05:52 AM (ZPrif)

76 Don't worry about me. I'll get over it. *sob*

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at January 30, 2015 05:52 AM (WbRgK)

77 Bye! So long! Don't forget to write! Take a left turn at Albuquerque. /Bugs Bunny

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t [/i][/s][/b][/u] at January 30, 2015 05:52 AM (0HooB)

78 >>> 64 Our tampons are no longer in danger. Posted by: L, elle Aren't they supposed to be in you? Posted by: moron at January 30, 2015 10:51 AM (Spluw) No dude. Get with the times. We wear them from our ears as dangly earrings.

Posted by: L, elle at January 30, 2015 05:53 AM (2x3L+)

79 I can't figure out WTF they are thinking considering and pushing Jeb Bush as our candidate. Really? Really? Posted by: Seems Legit at January 30, 2015 10:52 AM (A98Xu) they all want amnesty and common core

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 30, 2015 05:53 AM (IXrOn)

80 I wish he'd stayed in long enough to squander a large pile of GOPe money and to force Jeb to spend money opposing him.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at January 30, 2015 05:53 AM (lG2E3)

81 "Romney's infrastructure." That's a hot one. Romney's infrastructure took 60 days to figure out where they lost. Epic contractor rip-off of biblical proportions.

You should hope Jeb uses that infrastructure in the primaries. 

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 30, 2015 05:53 AM (xq1UY)

Posted by: chiefjaybob at January 30, 2015 05:53 AM (t2lvB)

83 Jeb will be the electable, moderate candidate, right up to the time he is nominated by the GOP. The the press will come out swinging. Dems are cheering right now at the thought of Jeb as the nominee. They know he doesn't stand a chance. Hell, Bernie Sanders could probably beat him.

Posted by: Scanner Dan at January 30, 2015 05:53 AM (DHXV/)

84 No Jeb Bush. Not now. Not in 2016. Not ever.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 30, 2015 05:53 AM (Fnyc2)

85 Hologram Reagan in 2016.

Posted by: NCKate at January 30, 2015 05:54 AM (EBMYe)

86 I can't figure out WTF they are thinking considering and pushing Jeb Bush as our candidate. I no longer believe that the GOPe has any intention of winning. We have one major party in this country right now, masquerading as two.

Posted by: Citizen X at January 30, 2015 05:54 AM (7ObY1)

87 Romney was a good man; but his time is over. The big question which guaranteed to lose RINO will the MSM and Beltway Republicans try to push now?

Posted by: Neotrotsky at January 30, 2015 05:54 AM (WM3sl)

88 One down...

Posted by: Scott Walker with the Evil Spock beard at January 30, 2015 05:54 AM (VndSC)

89 64 Our tampons are no longer in danger.
Posted by: L, elle

Aren't they supposed to be in you?
Posted by: moron at January 30, 2015 10:51 AM (Spluw)

No dude. Get with the times. We wear them from our ears as dangly earrings.

Posted by: L, elle

 

Hmmmm.

We need a ruling on this from the Empress.

Posted by: Blue Hen at January 30, 2015 05:54 AM (Spluw)

90 No dude. Get with the times. We wear them from our ears as dangly earrings. Posted by: L, elle at January 30, 2015 10:53 AM (2x3L+) don't forget the tassels on the shawls and capes

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 30, 2015 05:54 AM (IXrOn)

91 I hope he didn't promise Jeb all his donor lists and infrastructure. Posted by: buzzion at January 30, 2015 10:49 AM

And may they do teh Jebster just as much good as they did for teh Mutt.

Now, if only the rest of the RINOs will bail out, we might be able to find a decent candidate.

Pro Tip: Walker ain't it.

Posted by: MrScribbler[/i] at January 30, 2015 05:54 AM (P8YHq)

92 Also, good headline for the post, DrewM

Posted by: L, elle at January 30, 2015 05:54 AM (2x3L+)

93 BenK's update.

Heh. I'd say their sources are..... unreliable?



(And pixy's comment system still sucks wrinkly balls.)

Posted by: chiefjaybob at January 30, 2015 05:54 AM (t2lvB)

94 One candidate, one people, one reich.

Posted by: The Chamber of Commerce at January 30, 2015 05:54 AM (hlbmD)

95

Dear Miss Manners. 

We are throwing a big celebration at AOS today and would like to know what wine goes best with a shit sandwich.

regards......

Posted by: Mr.KnowItAll at January 30, 2015 05:54 AM (uJK1E)

96 Well my buddies all said they wanted more bush so I thought...wait...aww shit.

Posted by: Mitt at January 30, 2015 05:54 AM (klaU/)

97 Bummer. Just plain bummer

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 30, 2015 05:55 AM (a20XK)

98 Shave the Bush!

Posted by: Citizen X at January 30, 2015 05:55 AM (7ObY1)

99 Bwahahaha! We pretend to be running Hillary! so the GOPe will think it will be safe to run another Bush because it can't be claimed as a dynasty move because another Clinton blah blah blah... Then we switch to another candidate and cry, "No Dynasties!"

Posted by: Dem Strategerist at January 30, 2015 05:55 AM (fBxC6)

100 So the GOPe is going all in on Jeb, huh? The drinking starts early today my friends. Time to look for my hemlock smoothie recipe.

Posted by: physics geek at January 30, 2015 05:55 AM (MT22W)

101 Well, at least I'm the Media's favorite Republican now.

Posted by: Mitt Romney at January 30, 2015 05:55 AM (ZPrif)

102
Meanwhile, over at HotAir, Ed showing the famous political insight that made him well worth the million dollars Salem paid for him:

Is there any doubt about what the decision will be? Over the last twenty-four hours, Romney has taken public swipes at both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. He attacked Hillary for her earlier remarks on job creation, echoing a 2012 campaign theme. Romney went after Obama on poverty after the President scoffed at his discussion of the topic.

That doesnt sound like someone about to retire to the sidelines for the rest of this cycle.  Its possible that Romney will just decide that hes had enough and hang up the gloves in an hour or so.

Dont bet on it.

posted at 10:01 am on January 30, 2015 by Ed Morrissey

http://tinyurl.com/nfcxq55

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 30, 2015 05:55 AM (kdS6q)

103 So, Jebba the Squish it is.....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 30, 2015 05:55 AM (AbFmZ)

104 If Jeb gets the nomination, I vote for Luap Nor.

Posted by: keena at January 30, 2015 05:55 AM (4UoGT)

105 When does Mitt start his gig at Fox?

Posted by: Roy at January 30, 2015 05:56 AM (VndSC)

106 "Romney's infrastructure." That's a hot one. Romney's infrastructure took 60 days to figure out where they lost. Epic contractor rip-off of biblical proportions.

You should hope Jeb uses that infrastructure in the primaries.

Posted by: Stringer Davis

 

There's a depressing thought. if you can't obtain decent results from an organization that you built and paid for, how do possible expect to make progress on agencies and powerful interests that already exist and hate your guts?

Posted by: Blue Hen at January 30, 2015 05:56 AM (Spluw)

107 The GOP bosses (aka the chamber of pigs/commerce) told him they like jeb better. Of the two, Mitt wins for me, but there half a dozen or more much better than jeb. If only, for once, the people could select the candidate. Posted by: Ever at January 30, 2015 10:49 AM (hRV3r) ---------------------- There was no need for telling. Jeb is sucking up establishment donors and machine staff like the fat, formless sponge that he is. Willards 2008/2012 Iowa go-to man, David Kochel, will be Jebs campaign manager for example. Even in 2012 the establishment wasnt very keen on Willard and waited to the last second to unify behind him. It was clear that people like Georgette Mosbacher would drop him the moment they had an alternative named Bush.

Posted by: Jebbe the Hut at January 30, 2015 05:56 AM (ZX1AI)

108 Unfortunately didn't he meet with Jeb just a few days ago. I hope he didn't promise Jeb all his donor lists and infrastructure. I'll bet their convo went something like this (recalled from my youthful days keeping score at the bowling alley for betting bowlers) "Lay low and we'll split the pot." He probably got promised a Cabinet position in Jeb's! administration.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t [/i][/s][/b][/u] at January 30, 2015 05:56 AM (0HooB)

109 Good. Now can he take Jeb and Christie with him?

And Huckabee.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at January 30, 2015 10:45 AM (AWj2Z)


YES. This.


Was 100% behind Romney last time, but I'm tired of picking the best person for a consolation speech. We need someone with a proven track record of success and conservatism that will play the game of thrones of skulls 100% to win. Loved Romney but he's not that guy.

Posted by: LizLem at January 30, 2015 05:56 AM (yRwC8)

110 This Romney news may be important enough for all the conservative writers to take a day off of bashing Palin. (.....looks around...) No, there's nothing that important.

Posted by: jwest at January 30, 2015 05:56 AM (9ZZd+)

111 Time to look for my hemlock smoothie recipe. Might I recommend some Lily of the Valley?

Posted by: Zombie Walter White at January 30, 2015 05:56 AM (7ObY1)

112 I guess he saw our straw poll results
Posted by: L, elle at January 30, 2015 10:46 AM (2x3L+)



Quick, someone send the results to Jeb and Cristie.

Posted by: mugiwara at January 30, 2015 05:56 AM (06U11)

113 Hillary it is.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 30, 2015 05:56 AM (hlbmD)

114 It's not so much Romney choosing not to run, that's the interest-at-news. It's who he's going to support that's really going to matter. His not inconsiderable money, organization, donor-lists and relatively high respect and prestige within the middle of the GOP Bell Curve, carry much weight. He can be a Kingmaker. He can also kick the legs out from many a pretender to the throne. The Romney Factor has just gone UP in importance, not down. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 30, 2015 05:57 AM (RzZOc)

115 The only Bush that will get my vote is the dog.  The one that has the baked beans recipe.  To hell with the rest of them.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at January 30, 2015 05:57 AM (AWj2Z)

116 Common core is shit. Just shit. Who wants that in their schools?

Posted by: Seems Legit at January 30, 2015 05:57 AM (A98Xu)

117 You know, I remember some dipshit at NRO posting the "Hillary: the Conservative Alternative" article some years back. It would surprise me to see a piece entitled "Hillary/Jeb: The Dream Team" pop up within the next few months.

Posted by: physics geek at January 30, 2015 05:57 AM (MT22W)

118 Unfortunately Mitt's infrastructure got him through the primaries.  You know, such as him and Ron Paul being the only two candidates on the ballot in Virginia.

Posted by: buzzion at January 30, 2015 05:57 AM (zt+N6)

119 No one named Bush can win the Presidency again.  Right or wrong, that's just the way it is.  I don't get why some don't get it.

Posted by: Chief of Stuff, Department of the Posterior at January 30, 2015 05:57 AM (7u7u7)

120 and OT but AtC and BC's podcast will make your day a little *$@ing better! Posted by: geezer der mensch at January 30, 2015 10:49 AM (1i/Fh) Thank you! *shoves lemon bars through USB for you*

Posted by: alexthechick - I'll stop attention whoring when you start listening at January 30, 2015 05:58 AM (mf5HN)

121 Bwahahaha! We pretend to be running Hillary! so the GOPe will think it will be safe to run another Bush because it can't be claimed as a dynasty move because another Clinton blah blah blah... Then we switch to another candidate and cry, "No Dynasties!" Posted by: Dem Strategerist at January 30, 2015 10:55 AM (fBxC6) We have already been exposed to the "strategy." Middle class. The dems are going to try to fix the middle class from the "core out" and the GOP will try to fix the middle class from the "top down." According to Rove v Trippi (or whoever that was on fox the other day). The Middle Class Wars.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 30, 2015 05:58 AM (IXrOn)

122 Like an Irish wake. Unless there's fight it's not a true Irish wake.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at January 30, 2015 05:58 AM (DQZLr)

123 "Might I recommend some Lily of the Valley? " Don't do it.....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 30, 2015 05:58 AM (AbFmZ)

124 Off you ugly fat sock!

Posted by: Elize Nayden at January 30, 2015 05:59 AM (ZX1AI)

125 Jebba the Hut, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, kcuf you America!

Posted by: The Controllers For Whom You Slave at January 30, 2015 05:59 AM (j1tga)

126 Mitt is a smart man. He realized Bush had beat him in the money game with the money people ... so he got out. He saw he had a weak hand and folded.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 30, 2015 05:59 AM (ZPrif)

127 Fuck. We've only got 22 choices left. If we keep losing them like this, we won't have anyone to run in 2016.

Posted by: jwest at January 30, 2015 05:59 AM (9ZZd+)

128 one RINO POS down, the entire GOPe to go...

not to worry though, the RNC will still find a way to cram an "electable" douchebag down our throat and thus seize defeat from the jaws of victory.

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 30, 2015 05:59 AM (jMMCO)

129 Jeb is beatable imho. This is good news for conservatives.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at January 30, 2015 05:59 AM (9BRsg)

130 "The only Bush that will get my vote is the dog. " I'd vote for that guy.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 30, 2015 05:59 AM (AbFmZ)

131 The oligarchs have spoken.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 30, 2015 05:59 AM (hlbmD)

132 Roll that beautiful bean footage.

Posted by: Duke at January 30, 2015 06:00 AM (evdj2)

133 Also, not one single person was going to vote for his lame ass again.

Posted by: J. Moses Browning at January 30, 2015 06:00 AM (56H1D)

134 If the best we can do as a nation is another Bush or another Clinton, I won't vote.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 30, 2015 06:00 AM (08Znv)

135 So do await the crushing shock and awe of Jebnado?

Posted by: Super Creepy Rob Lowe at January 30, 2015 06:00 AM (oDCMR)

136 Mitt doesn't need or want a Fox gig, that's for the poors like Huckabee.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 30, 2015 06:01 AM (ZPrif)

137 Scorched earth it is.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 30, 2015 06:01 AM (hlbmD)

138 Well, that's a relief.

Posted by: chemjeff at January 30, 2015 06:01 AM (uOAjL)

139  If the best we can do as a nation is another Bush or another Clinton, I won't vote.

Posted by: Diogenes

 

So the dems are going to really run princess running joke or bernie the bolshie? Holy crap.

Posted by: Blue Hen at January 30, 2015 06:01 AM (Spluw)

140 My friends, you don't have to be afraid of Jeb Bush taking a futile run at the White House.

Posted by: John McCain [/i] at January 30, 2015 06:01 AM (zxQ4h)

141 and so it begins

Posted by: that guy that always thinks it's beginning at January 30, 2015 06:01 AM (evdj2)

142 Finally! My chance to escape Mitt's shadow has come at last!

Posted by: Scott Brown at January 30, 2015 06:01 AM (yn6XZ)

143 When Mitt said he was going to run again and do nothing different, same tactics, same team, you knew it was not a serious attempt. Doing the same thing, expecting different results, etc.

Posted by: navybrat at January 30, 2015 06:02 AM (JgC5a)

144 I am listening to a replay on the Laura Ingraham show. She or Raymond (her Igor) said they heard he sounded like an old time radio host from the 1930s. It is bizarre.

Posted by: Baldy at January 30, 2015 06:02 AM (+35FH)

145 PS: 47 % of the country can suck my balls

Posted by: Mitt unleashed at January 30, 2015 06:02 AM (HEo6y)

146 Next.

Posted by: Scott Walker sitting on his Throne of Skulls at January 30, 2015 06:02 AM (Rx8ML)

147 YAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at January 30, 2015 06:03 AM (Y92Nd)

148 Meanwhile, over at HotAir, Ed showing the famous political insight that made him well worth the million dollars Salem paid for him: Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 30, 2015 10:55 AM (kdS6q) A commenter in that piece called the following a "HotAir Staff meeting": http://goo.gl/NgQ0bZ

Posted by: physics geek at January 30, 2015 06:03 AM (MT22W)

149 Bring on Walker

Posted by: SpeciousImplausibility at January 30, 2015 06:03 AM (7Sht4)

150 What's the record for fastest thread stompening? The Open Thread got knocked down faster than Tina Turner making Ike a bad sammich

Posted by: kbdabear at January 30, 2015 06:03 AM (GrXXa)

151 Mitt never could of won anyway. To us evil SoTruCons he is toxic.

Posted by: GMB - Tyrant 2nd Class at January 30, 2015 06:03 AM (RQ2Z6)

152 The imperial "we", uses he much, no?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 30, 2015 06:03 AM (upitO)

153 What we won't have the Mormon troll over here telling us about the Magical Underwear?


Damn, I hate that.


At least he figured it out.  Prick teasing in rude.

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 30, 2015 06:03 AM (0FSuD)

154 Methinks this has all been part of a plot for Romney to get even with the Fat Man from NJ.  By dipping his toe in and then saying no, maybe his eventual endorsement of someone other than Kristie Kreme carries more weight.  Or maybe his threat to enter the race made Fatso one Rino too many and he couldn't squeeze his fat ass out of the gate when the starting gun suddenly went off last week.  But what the fuck do I know, I think Obama's a fucking idiot yet half the country thinks he's doing greeeeeeeeaaaaattttt!

Posted by: Chief of Stuff, Department of the Posterior at January 30, 2015 06:03 AM (7u7u7)

155 "Allow me to the be the first to congratulate Jeb Bush on his ascendancy to the GOP presidential nomination."

Oh, ok. No reason to even have a primary then. You know. That part of the political process where party die-hards and political junkies make their call? We can put him right up there next to President Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: Df82 at January 30, 2015 06:04 AM (Fn41u)

156 The MSM narrative will start in just a few minutes. Romney quit just like Palin. Mitt's sons are probably fighting with their shirts off at some kegger right now.

Posted by: jwest at January 30, 2015 06:04 AM (9ZZd+)

157 So Jeb Bush is the (nearly) uncontested Establishment favorite, with all of the money and machinery that goes with it?  Geez Louise.  For the nth time, somebody please explain to me why anyone would think the chubby guy in the back row with the hopeless crush on Susie the big-boobed cheerleader has the stuff to beat Hillary?

Posted by: troyriser at January 30, 2015 06:04 AM (CAJL/)

158 Looks like the update emboldened some of the commenters.

Posted by: rickl at January 30, 2015 06:04 AM (zoehZ)

159 second look?

Posted by: Jon Huntsman at January 30, 2015 06:04 AM (WbRgK)

160 This is a moral victory for dog lovers everywhere!

Posted by: Bindersnatch at January 30, 2015 06:05 AM (yn6XZ)

161 Sooo, the third time really was a charm?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t [/i][/s][/b][/u] at January 30, 2015 06:05 AM (0HooB)

162 If the best we can do as a nation is another Bush or another Clinton, I won't vote. Posted by: Diogenes at January 30, 2015 11:00 AM (08Znv)

You want politicians with hearts full of liberty and servitude chosen by meritocracy.

You'll settle for politicians with vague family political connections that mostly aren't in it for themselves, and think of the people occasionally.

You'll get nepotistic, money grubbing political dynasties like the Bushes, Clintons, and Kennedys. And you'll LIKE it!

Posted by: Your Betters at January 30, 2015 06:05 AM (yRwC8)

163 At least Mitt would have been sober with the 3 am call.

Posted by: Bob from table9 at January 30, 2015 06:05 AM (WNERA)

164 President Warren thanks you for your support!

Posted by: The Controllers For Whom You Slave at January 30, 2015 06:05 AM (j1tga)

165 We have two jobs. One, make sure the conservative choices are vetted. Two, see if there is any "compromise" candidate who is acceptable. Fir example, could Pence or Rubio or someone else be an emergency backup? (Nit endorsing those guys, just examples.) If Nikki Haley's ppl are reading this: please form a committee. Her background of business experience plus conservative creds plus lack of negatives could make her someone to unite GOPe and cons.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at January 30, 2015 06:05 AM (9BRsg)

166 Wow, got bold here for awhile.

Posted by: HR needs donuts at January 30, 2015 06:05 AM (ZKzrr)

167 Warren isn't running.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at January 30, 2015 06:06 AM (9BRsg)

168 And I will NEVER vote for a Bush again. We have had two Bush presidents who took office as conservatives were ascendant. Both times, they sucked the wind out of conservatives' sails and handed the congress and POTUS back to the Democrats. That the GOP would again nominate a Bush, suggests that the party is gangrenous and needs to die so that a true conservative movement can take it's place.

Posted by: Kasper Hauser at January 30, 2015 06:06 AM (HqpV0)

169 Looks like the update emboldened some of the commenters. Closing tags FTW!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t [/i][/s][/b][/u] at January 30, 2015 06:06 AM (0HooB)

170 I get all the money and all the Harvards and all the wins!!

Posted by: Jeb Bush at January 30, 2015 06:06 AM (ZPrif)

171 aPlaceforMitt.com

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 30, 2015 06:07 AM (W5DcG)

172 >>167 Warren isn't running. Posted by: Y-not on the phone at January 30, 2015 11:06 AM (9BRsg) Her high cheek bones just give the impression of speed.

Posted by: Bob from table9 at January 30, 2015 06:07 AM (WNERA)

173 Warren said she isn't running. but I believe Obama also said the same thing initially.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 30, 2015 06:07 AM (DXzRD)

174 So, where do I donate to Jeb 2016 campaign???

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 30, 2015 06:07 AM (4+IgA)

175 #BringBackMyBalls

Posted by: Republican Fundraiser at January 30, 2015 06:07 AM (HEo6y)

176 second look?

Posted by: Jon Huntsman

 

At your daughters? heck yes.

Posted by: Blue Hen at January 30, 2015 06:07 AM (Spluw)

177 Mitt's sons are probably fighting with their shirts off at some kegger right now. Posted by: jwest at January 30, 2015 11:04 AM (9ZZd+) ------------------- You dont happen to have the adress, do you?

Posted by: Elize Nayden at January 30, 2015 06:08 AM (ZX1AI)

178 Who gives a patatootie about business experience? Do they have the cojones to tell the progtards to go get stuffed?

Executive experience. Business experience. Does not mean a damn thing if they let the country swing more to left.

Posted by: GMB - Tyrant 2nd Class at January 30, 2015 06:09 AM (RQ2Z6)

179 In after the boldness.

Posted by: Citizen X at January 30, 2015 06:09 AM (7ObY1)

180 159 second look? Posted by: Jon Huntsman at January 30, 2015 11:04 AM (WbRgK) --- LOL No, prick.

Posted by: Seems Legit at January 30, 2015 06:09 AM (A98Xu)

181 >> "Romney's infrastructure."

Yeah. No.
A week or so before the 1st debate here in Denver (close to my house) the Obama folks went through the neighborhood handing out lawn signs to supportive residents. They also covered any open roadside space near the debate venue. I contacted the local Romney office ans suggested they do the same just to be sure that people coming in for the debate didn't get the impression that our neighborhood was 100% pro-Obama. They did nothing.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 30, 2015 06:09 AM (ABcz/)

182 Fenelon, in case you missed it, I left this for you and Zombie late into yesterday's commie thread: This topic brought this book to mind for both of you, for different reasons. It's a good read on the kind of nihilism I'm sure Zombie's seen in the Bay Area (where I believe the author was from), but from an Orthodox Christian, rather than secular perspective. Great read despite its editing drawbacks. http://preview.tinyurl.com/porc6j5

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 30, 2015 06:09 AM (knoK7)

183 BREAKING: Mitt Romney announced as CEO of SMCCL Corp, which will manufacture shark mounted cancer causing lasers. FTW!

Posted by: Reuters at January 30, 2015 06:09 AM (yn6XZ)

184 173 Warren said she isn't running. Squaw speak with forked tongue.

Posted by: Citizen X at January 30, 2015 06:09 AM (7ObY1)

185 The Binder has been shelved! The Binder has been shelved!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 30, 2015 06:09 AM (IXrOn)

186 Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

Posted by: Zombie Ben at January 30, 2015 06:10 AM (XzRw1)

187 So I expect mitt's move to Utah is either to help his son run for senate agaist Lee or a sign that he'll be getting a calling into the LDS church general authority or both. Lee needs to watch his back.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at January 30, 2015 06:10 AM (9BRsg)

188 Clinton-Bush 2016

Because, at this point, what difference does it make?

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 30, 2015 06:10 AM (jMMCO)

189 Somewhere a talk-radio host is trying to figure out how this helps Mitt.

Posted by: davidt at January 30, 2015 06:10 AM (fBxC6)

190 159 second look? Posted by: Jon Huntsman at January 30, 2015 11:04 AM (WbRgK) Got something for you, too.

Posted by: Scott Walker sitting on his Throne of Skulls at January 30, 2015 06:11 AM (Rx8ML)

191 >>>"Allow me to the be the first to congratulate Jeb Bush on his ascendancy to the GOP presidential nomination." That's some cruel shit you did right there.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at January 30, 2015 06:11 AM (CPJVM)

192 Jeb promised him some of those sweet DHS contracts coming down the pike.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 30, 2015 06:11 AM (XzRw1)

193 I did miss that; RMBS; I will take a lot at it. Thx.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 30, 2015 06:11 AM (DXzRD)

194 Bush v. Clinton party like it's 1992

Posted by: brak at January 30, 2015 06:11 AM (Tj+s6)

195

'167Warren isn't running. '

 

SURE she isn't...

 

"If called by nation to serve..."

Posted by: The Controllers For Whom You Slave at January 30, 2015 06:11 AM (j1tga)

196 Romney is out! I usually don't drink hard likker this early, but for this I will make an exception. No, after I get back from a briefing, I will take a snort. By the way, Mrs. E. and Auntie took me out yesterday for my birfday to Dudley's Cajun Cafe in Longview. If y'all ain't been there you need to go. Good cooking.

Posted by: Eromero at January 30, 2015 06:11 AM (go5uR)

197 I continue to find it amusing that the people who run this site can't figure out how to use it either. Can we put Cobs in the Barrel?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 30, 2015 06:12 AM (da5Wo)

198 second look? Posted by: Jon Huntsman at January 30, 2015 11:04 AM FYNQ

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 30, 2015 06:12 AM (knoK7)

199 Again, when  I mentioned "infrastructure"  I was specifically talking about the primaries.

Posted by: buzzion at January 30, 2015 06:12 AM (zt+N6)

200 Daily Kooks has a story up explaining how very conservative Jeb Bush is!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 30, 2015 06:12 AM (4+IgA)

201 Hold off on assuming who he'll endorse. From his statement: "I believe that one of our next generation of Republican leaders, one who may not be as well known as I am today, one who has not yet taken their message across the country, one who is just getting started, may well emerge as being better able to defeat the Democrat nominee. In fact, I expect and hope that to be the case." Does not sound like he is going to back Jeb Bush.

Posted by: Chris at January 30, 2015 06:12 AM (TE+16)

202 Clinton-Bush 2016 Because, at this point, what difference does it make fcuk you. Posted by: redc1c4 at January 30, 2015 11:10 AM (jMMCO) Fixed

Posted by: physics geek at January 30, 2015 06:12 AM (MT22W)

203 Posted by: davidt at January 30, 2015 11:10 AM (fBxC6) ---- snicker

Posted by: Seems Legit at January 30, 2015 06:12 AM (A98Xu)

204 We have to nominate Bush.  How else will we keep our status as the "Stupid Party"?

Posted by: Mr.KnowItAll at January 30, 2015 06:12 AM (uJK1E)

205 Gov. Romney is a good man, but his downfall was listening to the extremists and moving to the far-right. I hope this will serve as a lesson to other Republicans.

Posted by: Susan Olivia Cuthbertson-Klein at January 30, 2015 06:13 AM (Ks4nX)

206 Thank God...God love you Mitt I'd like you as a neighbor maybe even a boss but the enemy is to the left.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at January 30, 2015 06:13 AM (/4AZU)

207

 173 Warren said she isn't running.

 

She said that she's a cherokee indian.

She said that she loved the occurapists, rrrrright until they raping, drug overdosing and the indiscriminate shitting went into high gear.

She said that she's not a member of the 1%.

She's emblematic of the rich, connected leftists who will run any scam, any line, all the while lining their pockets.

Posted by: Blue Hen at January 30, 2015 06:13 AM (Spluw)

208 " I contacted the local Romney office ans suggested they do the same just to be sure that people coming in for the debate didn't get the impression that our neighborhood was 100% pro-Obama. They did nothing."

Mittens only wanted to win the nomination: it was clear from Jump St that he had no real interest in winning, and from the 2nd debate on, even Helen Keller could see that.

he threw the election as hard as he could.

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 30, 2015 06:14 AM (jMMCO)

209 Don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya. I will never vote for Jeb. Period.

Posted by: NJRob at January 30, 2015 06:14 AM (odDaT)

210 Note.... reports are this is after talking with all his 'money men'... ie.... rich fat cats are deciding who is going to be the Republican nominee.... and it will be... Jeb Bush...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 30, 2015 06:14 AM (qh617)

211 Money has corrupted the system. Potential candidates look at where the money is and where it is going before stepping into the game. The money must not have been there, and Mitt isn't stupid enough to blow all his own money tilting at windmills.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 30, 2015 06:14 AM (XmOA9)

212 So is Jennifer Rubin heartbroken or has she already moved on to Bush or the Fat Man? And can we expect to see her writing scathing articles on Walker soon?

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at January 30, 2015 06:15 AM (JxMoP)

213 Why is the GOP nomination process so wide open, contentious, and transparent, and the Dem process so closed, limited, and opaque? Could it be that the GOP, whatever its faults, is actually more congenial to democratic practices than the Dem Socialists and their Politburo?

Posted by: Feh, on Meth at January 30, 2015 06:15 AM (KGwO/)

214 In positively shocking news, the Daily Beast's inside source turns out to be not very reliable.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 30, 2015 06:15 AM (xSCb6)

215 If I have to say either "President Clinton" or "President Bush" again, it's time to head for the hills. Permanently.

Posted by: Citizen X at January 30, 2015 06:15 AM (7ObY1)

216 So Jeb has poached too many consultants.  Smart of Romney to let him pay the money to set up the machine, find out that Bush is a broken brand, and then be begged by the donor based to come back in around Thanksgiving...  why should the veteran go and do two-a-days in training camp?

Posted by: phreshone at January 30, 2015 06:16 AM (kFxpe)

217 I'd settle for a Walker and/or Rubio ticket.

Posted by: SpeciousImplausibility at January 30, 2015 06:16 AM (7Sht4)

218 I will never vote for Jeb. You could put ViceGrip pliers on my toes and not force me to do that to a ballot.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at January 30, 2015 06:16 AM (CPJVM)

219 Warren reinvented herself for Harvard. Harvard has been for sometime full on nuts with affirmative action. So yeah she is willing to lie and cheat for advancement. I wouldn't be surprised if she felt the nation needed her. Where she would reinvent herself again.

Posted by: Bob from table9 at January 30, 2015 06:16 AM (WNERA)

220 Shut up! We know what's best for you....er, well "us" anyway.

Posted by: GOPe at January 30, 2015 06:16 AM (AbFmZ)

221 Posted by: Chris at January 30, 2015 11:12 AM (TE+16) the Party considers Jeb Bush to be a State Politician... ie someone who has not campaigned nationally at all... So from that viewpoint, it describes Jeb... They will try to position Jeb as an outsider who is going to come and clean up Washington... as ludicrous as that idea is.... they will try...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 30, 2015 06:17 AM (qh617)

222 Potential candidates look at where the money is and where it is going before stepping into the game.

The money must not have been there, and Mitt isn't stupid enough to blow all his own money tilting at windmills.

Posted by: OneEyedJack

 

Money and chances of success go hand in hand, as they should. Gore had a series of meetings in 2004, and then dropped. No one believed that he could do then what he couldn't do in 2000. So the checkbooks stayed closed.

Posted by: Blue Hen at January 30, 2015 06:17 AM (Spluw)

223 @213 - because the Democrats run their party like a union. You wait your turn, or you make quiet deals and are careful not to drip any blood when you slit throats.

Posted by: JEM at January 30, 2015 06:17 AM (o+SC1)

224 I'd say the same to Jeb. You're probably a nice guy and a decent boss, but this is a street fight for the future of the republic, and your value as a wingman is minimal. Who can lead a reboot of the system?

Posted by: Feh at January 30, 2015 06:17 AM (KGwO/)

225 Romney would've been a better president than Obama in 2012, which is why i voted for him. I think that 2012 was Romney's last good shot at the presidency, and I'm actually glad that he's not running this time around. We have far too many politicians who focus more on whose "turn" it is than who would be a good president.

Posted by: pookysgirl, Official Bergdahl Phonebook Wielder at January 30, 2015 06:17 AM (dCUzJ)

226
So I expect mitt's move to Utah is either to help his son run for senate against Lee or a sign that he'll be getting a calling into the LDS church general authority or both.
Posted by: Y-not



Mitt passing up the White House for the office of LDS President AND Prophet.

Think you may be right.  He is exactly that arrogant and self-loving. Nothing less that the voice of God on Earth befits his majesty.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 30, 2015 06:18 AM (kdS6q)

227 Posted by: Blue Hen at January 30, 2015 11:13 AM Exactly. Or, put another way, she's a Democrat. She lies. Around here, they really look at her as a purer, less compromised version of Hillary. She's their great, progressive, historic first female hope. That the rest of the country thinks she's a joke doesn't penetrate the bubble around Cambridge.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 30, 2015 06:18 AM (knoK7)

228 What a smug prick.

Posted by: FDR's Television at January 30, 2015 06:18 AM (ne2fm)

229 If I have to say either "President Clinton" or "President Bush" again, it's time to head for the hills. Permanently. Self banishing to the barrel would look pretty good compared to this.

Posted by: no good deed at January 30, 2015 06:18 AM (w3a0Z)

230 Well now someone else will have to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Posted by: torabora at January 30, 2015 06:18 AM (aas5H)

231 Well, there goes a candidate who actually can read the writing on the wall. Now how many are we left with that are SURE they can win, all they need to do is agree with amnesty because illegals have the same right to work here as American citizens.

Posted by: Jen the original at January 30, 2015 06:18 AM (peLB8)

232 If it is a Clinton - Bush election then the old axiom of "if voting mattered, they wouldn't let us do it" will be proven correct.

Posted by: navybrat at January 30, 2015 06:19 AM (JgC5a)

233 #220: that's the problem, in a nutshell.

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 30, 2015 06:19 AM (jMMCO)

234 If one had wisdom and knowledge, one might realize this was a ruse all along and Romney was never running. It was a diversion they kept running as long as possible. But go on and enjoy the hate.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 30, 2015 06:19 AM (GGCsk)

235 Mitt passing up the White House for the office of LDS President AND Prophet. Think you may be right. He is exactly that arrogant and self-loving. Nothing less that the voice of God on Earth befits his majesty. Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 30, 2015 11:18 AM (kdS6q) It doesn't work that way. None of this works that way.

Posted by: Bob from table9 at January 30, 2015 06:19 AM (WNERA)

236 Mitt would have been better than Jeb.... There is no way in Hell Bush could win...

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at January 30, 2015 06:19 AM (Bn6aD)

237 Secret Transcript of Meeting Between Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney. JEB BUSH: Mitt, you old dog-abuser, how's it hangin'? MITT ROMNEY: Pretty low, you nepotistic mediocrity! Love to Poppy for the socks. JB: Certainly, certainly. Say, don't run against me, m'kay? MR: Yeah, whatever. What are you going to get in the Clinton administration? JB: Secretary of Education! Pretty sweet, eh? MR: (Sighs.)

Posted by: joncelli at January 30, 2015 06:19 AM (RD7QR)

238 We have far too many politicians who focus more on whose "turn" it is than who would be a good president. Posted by: pookysgirl, Official Bergdahl Phonebook Wielder at January 30, 2015 11:17 AM (dCUzJ) Word!

Posted by: Mike Huckabee [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 30, 2015 06:20 AM (/kVvc)

239

"He was promised a slot somewhere, no doubt."

-----

 

I actually have no problem with that, because I think there are a number of posts where he would problem do a good job - but I don't want Jeb to win so I hope he didn't pledge money to him...

Posted by: Lea at January 30, 2015 06:20 AM (lIU4e)

240 Republicans are going to a street fight, armed with cupcakes

Posted by: Mr.KnowItAll at January 30, 2015 06:20 AM (uJK1E)

241 Another Bush? Please stop.

Posted by: The Chicken at January 30, 2015 06:20 AM (fBxC6)

242 It will be interesting to see what Jeb promised Mitt in exchange for dropping out. You don't just give it away, even if you don't want it.

Posted by: jwest at January 30, 2015 06:21 AM (9ZZd+)

243 " either "President Clinton" or "President Bush" Think of the debates they'll have: Gov. Bush: I agree with the former Senator... Sen. Hillary: I agree with the former Governor.... Gov. Bush: I'll concur with what the good Senator just said.... Sen. Hillary: I am in complete agreement with the Governor..... Blah, blah, blah....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 30, 2015 06:21 AM (AbFmZ)

244 I really think this Bush shit is stupid.


Jeb has NO CHANCE.  NONE.  So let's stop acting like he is a problem.


Walker/ Perry!

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 30, 2015 06:21 AM (0FSuD)

245 I was going to mention this on the art thread, but APOD is pretty cool today. http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

Posted by: rickl at January 30, 2015 06:21 AM (zoehZ)

246 Have I mentioned that I get all the money yet? Cause I do. Get all the money.

Posted by: Jeb Bush at January 30, 2015 06:22 AM (ZPrif)

247 Posted by: Marcus T at January 30, 2015 11:19 AM (GGCsk)

Okay....I'll bite.

It was a ruse. But to what end? From what did it deflect our attention?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 30, 2015 06:22 AM (Zu3d9)

248 "178 Who gives a patatootie about business experience? Do they have the cojones to tell the progtards to go get stuffed? Executive experience. Business experience. Does not mean a damn thing if they let the country swing more to left. Posted by: GMB - Tyrant 2nd Class at January 30, 2015 11:09 AM (RQ2Z6)" ^^^^THIS!!! Business/executive experience means nothing if it is used as a means to continue spouting platitudes while actually believing leftist thought and doctrine. Many CEOs and other leaders in many industries are huge leftists, guiding their companies to lobby for more regulation, blindly following environmental initiatives, and ensuring monopolies that eliminate competition from small businesses or upstarts.

Posted by: ICBMMan at January 30, 2015 06:22 AM (zCVYv)

249 joncelli I hope you're in the business.

Posted by: Feh at January 30, 2015 06:22 AM (KGwO/)

250 I don't want Walker to run for president. I want him to stay in Wi and solidify the state as a red state. I want a red Ferrari. I want. (cue baby crying noises) But, if he chooses to run, the GOP and the country would be hard pressed to find a better man.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 30, 2015 06:22 AM (XmOA9)

251 Someone needs to do an Antiques Roadshow parody where people bring in their Democrat leaders to be priced.

Posted by: JEM at January 30, 2015 06:22 AM (o+SC1)

252 What exactly is bothering everyone about Kasich now?

Posted by: Lea at January 30, 2015 06:22 AM (lIU4e)

253

I really think this Bush shit is stupid.


Jeb has NO CHANCE. NONE. So let's stop acting like he is a problem.


 

No chance of what? Wining the general election, or the nomination? I heartily agree on the former. On the latter? He certainly has a chance.

Posted by: Blue Hen at January 30, 2015 06:22 AM (Spluw)

254 I want a radical.

Posted by: Feh at January 30, 2015 06:23 AM (KGwO/)

255 The illuminated ones have made their decisions. Your vote is meaningless. Give up and be ruled, you Jesusland rednecks.

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein from Brattleboro, Vermont at January 30, 2015 06:23 AM (cAUrF)

256 " It will be interesting to see what Jeb promised Mitt in exchange for dropping out."

a get out of the barrel free card?

a chance to play naked Twister with Shrillery?


Posted by: redc1c4 at January 30, 2015 06:23 AM (jMMCO)

257 249 joncelli I hope you're in the business. Posted by: Feh at January 30, 2015 11:22 AM (KGwO/) Which business?

Posted by: joncelli at January 30, 2015 06:23 AM (RD7QR)

258 It's my doing - this morning I guaranteed he would run. Anyone else you want me to guarantee?

Posted by: @JohnTant at January 30, 2015 06:23 AM (eytER)

259 I'll vote for Jeb when hell freezes over especially if the house and senate are republican. If both houses are republican they will naturally follow Jeb off the cliff.

Posted by: Bob from table9 at January 30, 2015 06:23 AM (WNERA)

260 The predominant biased media is sorely disappointed!

Posted by: Obama at January 30, 2015 06:24 AM (gOizR)

261 Script writing.

Posted by: Feh at January 30, 2015 06:24 AM (KGwO/)

262

Jeb Bush 2016: Resistance is Futile

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 30, 2015 06:24 AM (kdS6q)

263 Apparently Mitt is meeting with Chelsea Clinton tonight? Meh. Went to a Mitt Romney economy/finances keynote last week. He did an excellent job, but he mentioned that after his loss in the pres elections, Bill Clinton called him up to offer consolation and they had a wonderful conversation, sounded like they talked trash together on what Obama was going to do to the economy.

That pinged my radar a bit though; Romney and Clinton chummy? WTF?

Posted by: LizLem at January 30, 2015 06:24 AM (yRwC8)

264  Someone needs to do an Antiques Roadshow parody where people bring in their Democrat leaders to be priced.

Posted by: JEM

 

If we were funny, and halfassed honest, we would crush this.

 

Anyhoo, got to go make up mormon/burning bush jokes.

Posted by: SNL(Still Nurturing the Left) at January 30, 2015 06:24 AM (Spluw)

265 a chance to play naked Twister with Shrillery? Holy fuque. I read that and I think I just turned ghey there for a second.

Posted by: Citizen X at January 30, 2015 06:24 AM (7ObY1)

266 No matter what he does, the Mitt-phobes will be sure that it's part of a nefarious scheme. He's the debbil!

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 30, 2015 06:24 AM (2cS/G)

267 I want that Throne of Skulls guy.

Posted by: Randy Westerfeld at January 30, 2015 06:24 AM (rJRsj)

268 Since I already went on record as Not Going To Vote For Rombley Again, I'd like to go on record as Not EVER Going To Vote For Jeb.


For whomever's keeping track.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 30, 2015 06:24 AM (xSCb6)

269 Dom Giordano on Philly AM 1210 is having a field day with der Jebster. "What are we? Mobile, agile, hostile, fertile!"

Posted by: Hello, I'm Math... and I am one heartless bitch(TM) [/i][/u][/s] at January 30, 2015 06:25 AM (/ijpd)

270 Jebba the Hut will be assigned a Czar post in the Warren administration. He will be the seafood protection Czar.

Posted by: The Controllers For Whom You Slave at January 30, 2015 06:25 AM (j1tga)

271 Romney and Clinton chummy? WTF? Political Class. Mandarins. Not you.

Posted by: Feh at January 30, 2015 06:25 AM (KGwO/)

272 The only, and I mean ONLY reason I wanted Mitt to run was just so we could see the RINOs shit all over each other in the primaries instead of it being the usual conservative circular firing squad. Oh, and as a Floridian, Jeb can go eff himself sideways with a Rusty chainsaw. I've seen enough if his stupid blockhead to know that anything he supports is something he is personally financially invested in (ie, common core). He wants the crap he does because he gets money from it. Eff him. No more Bush's in the White House.

Posted by: Mandy P., lurking lurker who lurks at January 30, 2015 06:25 AM (KkVB6)

273 The drinking starts early today my friends.

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


I started early.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at January 30, 2015 06:25 AM (wlDny)

274 261 Script writing. Posted by: Feh at January 30, 2015 11:24 AM (KGwO/) Love to, but (A) I don't know the format and (B) everybody wants to be a screenwriter.

Posted by: joncelli at January 30, 2015 06:25 AM (RD7QR)

275 Ann Coulter will be at the bar.

Posted by: Feh at January 30, 2015 06:26 AM (KGwO/)

276 a chance to play naked Twister with Shrillery?


Holy fuque.

I read that and I think I just turned ghey there for a second.

Posted by: Citizen X

 

And I had recently seen a picture of Twister bed sheets. Such nice thoughts, all gone.

There's even a large print version for an "Empress" size bed.

Posted by: Blue Hen at January 30, 2015 06:26 AM (Spluw)

277 "Executive experience. Business experience. Does not mean a damn thing if they let the country swing more to left."

Agreed. We're electing a government executive, not a  business executive.  They may require some similar skills but government isn't a business and can't be run like one.  The governors are going to run on it as a plus, the non-governors will cite their lack of foreign policy experience compared to Senators, Reps, etc.. It's a second-tier qualifier. 

I think the more important qualifiers are about understanding government's limited role in a functioning free society and how we're well past that - it needs pruned back to core functions, it needs to be held accountable and it needs its books balanced.  Our government should be well under 20% of the economy, not pushing 40%.

Rather than handing out lollipops to the middle class, just clear the economic landscape of the choking weeds of Leviathan.  Deregulate, leave more money in worker's pockets and let them rebuild the country the same way they built  it in the first place.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at January 30, 2015 06:26 AM (QKIQb)

278 Well now someone else will have to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Posted by: torabora at January 30, 2015 11:18 AM (aas5H) We need victorious jaws to defeat the snatch.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 30, 2015 06:27 AM (W5DcG)

279 Posted by: AtC I'll stop attention whoring when you start listening at January 30, 2015 10:39 AM (mf5HN)


I came, I listened, I likee....I really need to see a picture of AtC now that i heard the voice, or at least.... like how tall is she? Ok, at least do her arms reach reach up to the bar...??

Posted by: Badda Bing 'now with Badda Boom' at January 30, 2015 06:27 AM (klaU/)

280 " I really think this Bush shit is stupid."

someone has apparently forgotten that the GOPe is called the "Party of 5t00pid" for a reason...

the RNC would rather lose, and keep their personal access to power and privilege than run a conservative, winning the White House but losing some or all of their personal control.

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 30, 2015 06:27 AM (jMMCO)

281 I've said it before and I'll say it again. Is Mitt Romney a good campaigner? No. Is he good at doing what it takes to get elected? No. Would he be a great- not just a good, a great-president? I absolutely think so. He has the executive experience, the intelligence, the decency, the international respect, to be a great president. I wouldn't have criticized him either way, no matter what his decision was. I think ultimately, he probably couldn't put Ann and his family through the process again.

Posted by: TickledPink at January 30, 2015 06:27 AM (TMe1n)

282

Posted by: Bindersnatch at January 30, 2015 11:05 AM (yn6XZ)

 

Teh Fuck?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 30, 2015 06:27 AM (JtwS4)

283 hink you may be right. He is exactly that arrogant and self-loving. Nothing less that the voice of God on Earth befits his majesty. Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 30, 2015 11:18 AM (kdS6q) Sorry, but that description of him is completely opposite of anyone who actually knows or has worked with him. He's a vibrant , active businessman who isn't the type to sit home and watch grandkids 24/7. It's one thing to be against him running a political campaign to be elected president. It's another to assign nasty, untrue personal labels to someone who has served as a missionary, has successfully run and recapitalized failing businesses, was brought in last minute to save a failing Olympics and ended them profitably and by all accounts successfully, was elected as a Republican in a Democrat majority state for governor, and then ran unsuccessfully twice for president. Was his campaign a disappointed last time around? At the end yes. Are some of his viewpoints too close to left for us, Yes. But as a person, he is acknowledged overwhelmingly as a classy, ethical person who just didn't have the teeth to win a national election.

Posted by: Jen the original at January 30, 2015 06:27 AM (peLB8)

284 No chance of what? Wining the general election, or the nomination? I heartily agree on the former. On the latter? He certainly has a chance.

Posted by: Blue Hen at January 30, 2015 11:22 AM (Spluw)


I don't see where he wins one primary, except maybe FL, and if Rubio runs, he will not win that.  Texas?  Nope Perry.



He is a loser.  The Bush name, which I like, is a killer.  Sad.

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 30, 2015 06:28 AM (0FSuD)

285 a chance to play naked Twister with Shrillery?


Posted by: redc1c4 at January 30, 2015 11:23 AM (jMMCO)



You'd probably get a better lay from her walker.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 30, 2015 06:28 AM (upitO)

286 Thought game. If you could choose right now that Bush becomes President over the Democrat nominee rather than take our chances on winning the Presidency with whoever is our eventual nominee, would you take that choice?

Posted by: Bob Belcher at January 30, 2015 06:28 AM (cNJvW)

287 pruned back to core functions, it needs to be held accountable and it needs its books balanced YES YES YES but where the incentives for that? there's no cost attached to ballooning

Posted by: Feh at January 30, 2015 06:28 AM (KGwO/)

288 Jeb and Hillary sittin' in a tree. K I S S I N G First comes love Then comes marriage Then comes Secretary of State for Unity and Things.

Posted by: Jeb Bush at January 30, 2015 06:28 AM (ZPrif)

289
Emily Zanotti emzanotti

Mitt Romney isnt running because GOP donors think Jeb Bush has more appeal.

Let that sink in, America.



Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 30, 2015 06:28 AM (kdS6q)

290 The Haley/Earnst 2016 campaign will die in a bus crash early on. Get your book down now.

Posted by: The Controllers For Whom You Slave at January 30, 2015 06:29 AM (j1tga)

291 Since I already went on record as Not Going To Vote For Rombley Again, I'd like to go on record as Not EVER Going To Vote For Jeb.


For whomever's keeping track.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 30, 2015 11:24 AM (xSCb6)



I'm with you.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 30, 2015 06:29 AM (8hctH)

292 Mitt Romney isnt running because GOP donors think Jeb Bush has more appeal. ----------------------------- Jeb Bush's appeal has become more selective.

Posted by: Roy at January 30, 2015 06:29 AM (VndSC)

293 Mitt's best performance was berating Barky during that one debate. You know the one, where it looked like the Preznit crapped his pants and just wanted to leave.

Posted by: Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power at January 30, 2015 06:30 AM (27KAF)

294
Posted by: Jen the original



'Sup Tagg.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 30, 2015 06:30 AM (kdS6q)

295 @242 - The customary price for something like this for the typical hoi-polloi bundler would be the Embassy at the Court of St James, but Romney's doesn't need the job for the stature, it'd be an Averell Harriman sort of situation if he wants the job. The only Cabinet jobs that'd offer Romney any sort of profile would be State or Defense, and State's been something of a graveyard of reputations for the past couple decades.

Posted by: JEM at January 30, 2015 06:30 AM (o+SC1)

296 I started early.

Posted by: Vic at January 30, 2015 11:25 AM (wlDny)


You can not drink all day unless you start in the morning.



I have a twisted knee, from another drunk event, so I am into self medication.


Seeing Dr at 2:00

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 30, 2015 06:30 AM (0FSuD)

297 I agree Jen, most of the criticisms I see of Mitt are not really of him, but of the Mitt-meme that has been created. Whatever is bad, that's what he is. Wants it too bad, doesn't want it enough. Private sector success, he's too rich. It's a loop, has very little to do with Romney himself.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 30, 2015 06:30 AM (2cS/G)

298 Another Bush will not be elected.... period..

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at January 30, 2015 06:30 AM (Bn6aD)

299 If  Republicans nominate another Bush, they are sending Pajama Boy to a cage fight.

Posted by: George Orwell de Leon at January 30, 2015 06:30 AM (1BQGO)

300 Happy dance!

Posted by: Jeb Bush at January 30, 2015 06:30 AM (ZPrif)

301 there is a world view in the Tea Party and in Cruz-Lee that hasn't been dismantled by the dialectics

Posted by: heavily armed redoubt at January 30, 2015 06:30 AM (cviLU)

302 a chance to play naked Twister with Shrillery?


Posted by: redc1c4 at January 30, 2015 11:23 AM (jMMCO)




Huma? What are you doing here?

Posted by: Country Singer at January 30, 2015 06:31 AM (8hctH)

303 One down, about three RINOs to go. Next on the "I withdraw from the race" list: Jeb Bush. We must concentrate all our efforts on discrediting and discouraging him. The Romney Distraction is gone, so we have no excuse not to.

Posted by: zombie at January 30, 2015 06:31 AM (K4YiS)

304 Mitt wants to spend more time with his car elevator.

Posted by: Garrett at January 30, 2015 06:31 AM (7+hc/)

305 So I expect mitt's move to Utah is either to help his son run for senate against Lee or a sign that he'll be getting a calling into the LDS church general authority or both.
Posted by: Y-not

Mitt passing up the White House for the office of LDS President AND Prophet. Think you may be right. He is exactly that arrogant and self-loving. Nothing less that the voice of God on Earth befits his majesty. Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 30, 2015 11:18 AM (kdS6q)


Not how it works, Laurie, thank goodness!

But yeah, the Utah RINOs entrenched in our state politics are chomping at the bit to get rid of Lee. I think you're right Y-Not, most likely a Romney is going to run for senate. God help us all, and I say that as someone that likes the Romney family. Tired of dynasties.


Posted by: LizLem at January 30, 2015 06:31 AM (yRwC8)

306 >>It was a ruse. But to what end? From what did it deflect our attention?<<

The game at this point is to throw off the opposition. Look how Democrats have responded to Romney and expended energy, especially when he rank first in polls. It's precious.

Also, for someone in Romney's position, it's also to rebuild name recognition and leverage his resources. He essentially becomes a "kingmaker" within the party.

I know its popular to bash Romney, but politics aside he is a really good person. That's demonstrably true as oppose to the visceral hate and pedestrian comments implying he is a phony. In that regard, he will ultimately help the party in the best way he can. He has always been a team player and wants the team to win.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 30, 2015 06:32 AM (GGCsk)

307 @290 - I like that ticket. I'd vote for that. They better vet their bus mechanics really, really well.

Posted by: JEM at January 30, 2015 06:32 AM (o+SC1)

308 Ah, that old Bush appeal. Wait, er, what?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 30, 2015 06:32 AM (AbFmZ)

309 Opening the pool for when Romney switches parties and runs for the Democratic nomination...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at January 30, 2015 06:32 AM (DT3rQ)

310 The problem with Jeb in the general election as a candidate is that he's ugly. I'm serious. LIVs are shallow - they will vote for the prettier face. I think there are studies out that show that minor local election outcomes can be predicted just by comparing faces of the candidates. The one with the more "trustworthy" (more feminine) fave wins almost always. Which is one of the advantages that Obama had over McShame in 2008 (which was almost erased when GOP unwittingly put Palin in and she seemed to he running against BO)

Posted by: @votermom [/i] at January 30, 2015 06:32 AM (cbfNE)

311 Mitt may be a decent guy, but he had no problem tearing down his Repub competition with far more zeal than he brought to battling TFG.

Posted by: Citizen X at January 30, 2015 06:32 AM (7ObY1)

312 >>Mitt's best performance was berating Barky during that one debate. You know the one, where it looked like the Preznit crapped his pants and just wanted to leave.

1st debate in Denver. If he had kept that up for the remainder of the campaign.....Sigh. I want a Republican candidate who has fire in his/her belly and will bring it like that against the Democrats and with the MSM.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 30, 2015 06:32 AM (ABcz/)

313 Silly rabbits, thinking you have any input whatsoever. It's so cute to watch, like watching kittens chase the LASER dot...

Posted by: The Controllers For Whom You Slave at January 30, 2015 06:32 AM (j1tga)

314 I really like Mitt.... Personally ... As a Candidate this time around Hell no.... Don't get Me started on Jeb......

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at January 30, 2015 06:33 AM (Bn6aD)

315 Walker-Cruz, baby. You know how I know that's the winning ticket? BEcause that's the one the Dems fear the most.

Posted by: zombie at January 30, 2015 06:33 AM (K4YiS)

316 I have a lot of watches.  Wearing one I haven't worn in a bit.



Real watches, aka NO battery,  are cool and cheaper to collect than cars.

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 30, 2015 06:33 AM (0FSuD)

317 I follow Rubio on twitter. He's been tweeting a storm since ... about about 10 seconds after Romney quit the race.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 30, 2015 06:33 AM (ZPrif)

318 How can the National GOP not get, WE DON'T LIKE JEB BUSH AND WON'T VOTE FOR HIM? Seriously, I'm sick of being drunk to vote away my principles.

Posted by: Seems Legit at January 30, 2015 06:33 AM (A98Xu)

319 I hope he doesn't run for Senate. A Cabinet post would suit him, presumably Treasury. At least he'd understand the math.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 30, 2015 06:33 AM (2cS/G)

320 Mitt wiped the floor with Obama in the first debate then sulked off as a beaten man for the subsequent ones. WTF was that? Awful suspicious, if you ask me.

Posted by: navybrat at January 30, 2015 06:33 AM (JgC5a)

321 Whomever the republican nominee is they need to believably and sincerely pivot the immigration conversation from Illegal Amnesty to actual reformation of our immigration policy with an eye towards ease of process but control. If Jose wants to come live and work in America, then he shouldn't have to consider being a slave to cartels to do it. He should also pay taxes. However Ahmed and his buddy who're looking to blow up a few buildings shouldn't be allowed within 5 miles of the coast. Likewise they need to focus on getting government out of the lives and bedrooms of the people. Push the fact that the economy is doing as well as it is (which isn't saying much) purely because of the will of the people and our innovation in energy production/drilling. basically run Libertarian-lite minus the guilt and liberal bullshit attached to foreign policy

Posted by: SpeciousImplausibility at January 30, 2015 06:34 AM (7Sht4)

322 OK I read  it and puked. 



Back to drinking



Posted by: Vic[/i] at January 30, 2015 06:34 AM (wlDny)

323 "But as a person, he is acknowledged overwhelmingly as a classy, ethical person who just didn't have the teeth to win a national election."


True until that last part. He had the teeth, but he chose not to use them.


If he couldn't use them in the campaign, or effectively use his sooper dooper business skills to run a modern campaign, what on earth makes people think he would be able to govern effectively? His only experience in office led to liberal judges and Obamacare.


How people think he would have made a good president - in spite of all the evidence to the contrary - is mystifying.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 30, 2015 06:34 AM (xSCb6)

324 310 The problem with Jeb in the general election as a candidate is that he's ugly. I'm serious. LIVs are shallow - they will vote for the prettier face. I think there are studies out that show that minor local election outcomes can be predicted just by comparing faces of the candidates. The one with the more "trustworthy" (more feminine) fave wins almost always. A pretty face? You mean like Hillary's?

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at January 30, 2015 06:34 AM (Bn6aD)

325 Hugh Hewitt hardest hit.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 30, 2015 06:34 AM (Agn5J)

326 Ok AtC slowly repeat after me: President Clinton President Clinton See that was so hard, distasteful but not hard.

Posted by: wrg500 at January 30, 2015 06:34 AM (sgrzZ)

327 I think that we, on the Right, need to come up with our own agenda. The GOPe and Kingmakers have their own agenda, and it all has to do with status quo and making money. They have colluded in creating an economy where the normal person is at a disadvantage, while large corporations get the breaks. We need our own Agenda.... and IMO it should start with REAL tax reform.... not the tax reform where they pick and choose who wins by more, or less... and call it reform. We, the Grass roots, need to DEMAND of our political class... a totally flat tax.

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 30, 2015 06:35 AM (qh617)

328 A pretty face? You mean like Hillary's? -- She's been laying low for a while. Bet she comes back with a newly stretched face.

Posted by: @votermom [/i] at January 30, 2015 06:35 AM (cbfNE)

329 Hugh Hewitt Erick Erickson I see a pattern.

Posted by: Citizen X at January 30, 2015 06:36 AM (7ObY1)

330 This is all Sarah Palin's fault.

Posted by: Kathleen Parker at January 30, 2015 06:36 AM (Ks4nX)

331 When I heard Hugh Hewitt talk about how we must support the "Stimulus Plan" because you don't wan't gramma's pension emptied------hoo boy.

Posted by: Seems Legit at January 30, 2015 06:36 AM (A98Xu)

332 @306 - Romney is almost certainly a better man than anyone who's occupied the White House in the past century. There's little question about that.

Posted by: JEM at January 30, 2015 06:36 AM (o+SC1)

333

so

 

Christie and Jeb fight it out

 

tubbo a tubbo

 

two whales enter

 

only one whale leaves

Posted by: ThunderB, Official Bergdahl Face Puncher at January 30, 2015 06:36 AM (zOTsN)

334 Looks like King Shit Midas touch is taking hold. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party reached the top spot in a Panels Research poll taken for The Jerusalem Post and its Hebrew sister newspaper, Ma'ariv Sof Hashavua, on Thursday for the first time since Labor and Hatnua joined forces on December 10 to create the Zionist Union.

Posted by: RWC - Voting for Kodos at January 30, 2015 06:36 AM (fWAjv)

335 Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 30, 2015 11:34 AM (xSCb6) What evidence to the contrary? You mean be successful in every venture he has started. And elections don't count unless you're an Obama fan of resumes.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at January 30, 2015 06:36 AM (cNJvW)

336 Now we'll get Fauxcahontas because like his idiot brother, Jeb is a fucking squish.


Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 30, 2015 06:36 AM (XzRw1)

337 You know how you draw distinctions in a campaign? You give an award to your most likely candidate for being super awesome.

Posted by: Jeb Bush at January 30, 2015 06:36 AM (Rx8ML)

338 " WE DON'T LIKE JEB BUSH AND WON'T VOTE FOR HIM? " Remember, they are looking for their "new" base. Ya know, all those moderates in the exurbs who just haven't found a squish enough GOP or nominee to bring themselves to vote for. Still trying to dial in that one magical moderate nominee to get 'em. All the rubes in Backwater USA can go suck it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 30, 2015 06:36 AM (AbFmZ)

339 Rubio's last 4 tweets. Somebody's social media manager woke up. The power of bland!! Marco Rubio @marcorubio 1m1 minute ago We need to cure poverty, not just alleviate it w/ temporary solutions. Join Team Marco http://bit.ly/1tt4QHK Marco Rubio @marcorubio 6m 6 minutes ago Retweet if you agree that we need pro-family, pro-growth tax reform. #ReclaimAmerica Marco Rubio @marcorubio · 11m 11 minutes ago #ObamaCare is costing Americans too much. It needs to be repealed and replaced. Join my team: http://bit.ly/1tt4v85 Marco Rubio @marcorubio · 12m 12 minutes ago Wondering what plays will win the #SuperBowl? I thought I'd share my playbook to reclaim the #AmericanDream http://bit.ly/1JJ1BAb Marco Rubio @marcorubio · Jan 21 ICYMI: My response to #SOTU15 & president's position on #Cuba last night --> http://bit.ly/1yLTuRz http://instagram.com/p/yIJHGGzVwN/

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 30, 2015 06:36 AM (ZPrif)

340 Who can make Hillary look like a tired and incompetent has-been?

Posted by: Feh at January 30, 2015 06:37 AM (KGwO/)

341 340 Who can make Hillary look like a tired and incompetent has-been? Posted by: Feh at January 30, 2015 11:37 AM (KGwO/) ---- The mirror?

Posted by: Seems Legit at January 30, 2015 06:37 AM (A98Xu)

342 Warren/Dean 2016 will be your dearest leaders. Start working now on your patriotic displays in your homes. They will be evaluated during your American Community Survey strip search.

Posted by: The Controllers For Whom You Slave at January 30, 2015 06:38 AM (j1tga)

343 297 Posted by: Lincolntf at January 30, 2015 11:30 AM (2cS/G)

I do not think ANYONE here will ever accuse Mitt of "wanting the office too much" given how he went to sleep after the first debate and let Bitch Crowley throw herself on that grenade in the 2d debate uncorrected.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at January 30, 2015 06:38 AM (/4AZU)

344 I'm with you. As am I. Unless, of course, Jeb were to suddenly decide to seal the Mexican border, balance the budget, start eliminating various redundant federal departments starting with the EPA, and embrace economic growth. All of which should be done anyway because $20TRILLION DOLLARS OF DEBT! And it should be an easy case to make. No family would ever run up a debt like that, why should Washington? Just keep comparing the federal budget to a family's budget. Easy peasy. But that'd make sense, so forget it. Damn, I just talked myself out of my own argument again. Nevermind.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t [/i][/s][/b][/u] at January 30, 2015 06:38 AM (0HooB)

345 Rubio is running for VP.

Posted by: @votermom [/i] at January 30, 2015 06:38 AM (cbfNE)

346 Who else.

Posted by: Feh at January 30, 2015 06:38 AM (KGwO/)

347 dirty underwear can make Hillary look tired and like an incompetent has been

Posted by: ThunderB, Official Bergdahl Face Puncher at January 30, 2015 06:38 AM (zOTsN)

348 Posted by: SpeciousImplausibility at January 30, 2015 11:34 AM (7Sht4) Freedom, Rule of Law, and back to the Constitution.... Wait.... all of these things DO belong together... all of these things are part, of the same...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 30, 2015 06:38 AM (qh617)

349
Posted by: Jen the original

Also note, at the very end of the 2012 campaign, Romney gave a speech in the rain.  He asked, out loud so others could hear, for God to show him his will about the Presidency.

There was a clap of thunder and lighting, and Mitt smiled, taking it as proof of God's blessing.  Then proceeded to get biker stomped the next week in the election.

The man's arrogant sense of self is immense. So, fie on "bu bu nice guy" bushwah.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 30, 2015 06:38 AM (kdS6q)

350 @327 - Agenda: a) Slit Jeb Bush's throat. b) Napalm the academic/SJW/FSA axis of evil until they're oozing and crusty. Okay, that's all a bit extreme. But I agree with those who say take out both Fauxcahontas *and* Jeb early.

Posted by: JEM at January 30, 2015 06:38 AM (o+SC1)

351 Romney is having lunch with Chelsea Clinton today and dinner with Christie tonight. Not a joke. That's a thing happening in the real world.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 30, 2015 06:38 AM (ZPrif)

352 "What evidence to the contrary? You mean be successful in every venture he has started. And elections don't count unless you're an Obama fan of resumes."


The evidence I mentioned? Go back and reread what I wrote if you need to.


Successful in every venture he started? Tell me all about President Romney.


I'll wait.


(This is what I mean by "mystifying")

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 30, 2015 06:39 AM (xSCb6)

353

dingleberrys can make Hillary looked tired and like an incompetent has been

Posted by: ThunderB, Official Bergdahl Face Puncher at January 30, 2015 06:39 AM (zOTsN)

354 308 Ah, that old Bush appeal.


Wait, er, what?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 30, 2015 11:32 AM (AbFmZ)


I am with you.  I don't like my hooks clean shaven.

Posted by: Good ole Bill Clinton, feminst hero and rapist. at January 30, 2015 06:39 AM (0FSuD)

355 Are any of these potential candidates going to finish bothering the sentence..."...needs to be repealed and replaced BY FREE MARKET SOLUTIONS".

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 30, 2015 06:39 AM (2cS/G)

356 In a field of governors, Bush is the guy they brought along because push milk out of his nose. He's a circus clown.

Spending went way up in Florida under his tenure. On his so-called "signature" issue, education,  Florida ranks close to last in just about every category. Also, take a look at social services.

If you think other governors aren't going to pick him apart, you're wrong.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 30, 2015 06:39 AM (GGCsk)

357 Fuck these dynasties.

Posted by: Feh at January 30, 2015 06:39 AM (KGwO/)

358 Rubio's last 4 tweets. Somebody's social media manager woke up. The power of bland!! >>>

You misspelled Kaboom!!!

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 30, 2015 06:39 AM (81UWZ)

359 351 Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 30, 2015 11:38 AM (ZPrif)

Your Retard Fusion Party folks...


Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at January 30, 2015 06:39 AM (/4AZU)

360 Rubio???? I think he's a backstabbing nickelfucker.

Posted by: @JohnTant at January 30, 2015 06:39 AM (eytER)

361 345 Rubio is running for VP. Posted by: @votermom at January 30, 2015 11:38 AM (cbfNE) ---- Which is fine-----except Rubio's the dumbass that thought he could play with Schumer and get the ball rolling on "immigration reform." He chose poorly.

Posted by: Seems Legit at January 30, 2015 06:39 AM (A98Xu)

362 Romney's statement gives me the impression that Jeb didn't offer Mitt a high enough position in Jeb's administration to get Mitt's endorsement; and so now Romney is announcing that bidding is now open to all comers. Walker/Romney 2016?

Posted by: Pastafarian at January 30, 2015 06:40 AM (pCf+a)

363 Oh bother!

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 30, 2015 06:40 AM (2cS/G)

364 @342 - A patriotic display under such a regime means a giant rainbow flag, right?

Posted by: JEM at January 30, 2015 06:40 AM (o+SC1)

365 345 Rubio is running for VP. Posted by: @votermom at January 30, 2015 11:38 AM (cbfNE In the same month IBM is laying off 100,000 workers, Rubio sponsored a Bill in the Senate to take all limits off of the amount of H1B Visas. We know who owns him.... we know who his boss is... and its NOT the US Citizen.

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 30, 2015 06:40 AM (qh617)

366 I knew he as a good man. It can't be easy to let your ego go and step aside. Good on him, I'd be satisfied (not happy) with him as president and he really, really should have won in '12. Now, to defeat Jeb. No more Bushes, no more Clintons!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 30, 2015 06:40 AM (EtwGU)

367 361 Posted by: Seems Legit at January 30, 2015 11:39 AM (A98Xu)

Marco Rubio....

"able to work with Charles Schumer to give Schumer what he wants"

//Paid for by Marco Rubio 2016

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at January 30, 2015 06:40 AM (/4AZU)

368 You will enjoy Hillary's early campaign, and weep real tears when she strokes again just before the DNC, allowing President Warren to achieve her rightful place in the Amaerican Communist Revolution.

Posted by: The Controllers For Whom You Slave at January 30, 2015 06:41 AM (j1tga)

369 I'm not a Rubio fan. Zombie's Walker/Cruz ticket is my ideal choice.

Posted by: @votermom [/i] at January 30, 2015 06:41 AM (cbfNE)

370 A lot of us including myself said Romney had no shot at the 2012 nomination because he wasn't conservative enough but the donor class wields a huge amount of influence and did so successfully.  One big time big boobed bundler was quoted as saying to conservatives "he's going to be the candidate.  Live with it."

They think the last cycle vindicated them.  They've also changed rules to consolidate control at the convention and during the primaries and put more aparatchiks in place on the state level.  Don't be surprised if they feel confident enough to mount a frontal assault on the Tea Party in 2016 with Jeb the Unifier as standard bearer.  They may finally be foolish enough to test their thesis that "conservatives don't have the numbers."  Think about it.  The donor class has already announced their preference for Jeb and he's easily the most shrill anti-conservative/Tea Party candidate on the slate.

If and when that happens, don't forget how the Republican party got started.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at January 30, 2015 06:41 AM (QKIQb)

371 the donors have reduced the electoral footprint to an L shape right to work --Wisconsin right battle?

Posted by: heavily armed redoubt at January 30, 2015 06:41 AM (cviLU)

372 Dan Merica @danmericaCNN 6m6 minutes ago Juicy irony: After bowing out of the 2016 presidential race, Mitt Romney will have lunch w/ Chelsea Clinton and dinner w/ Chris Christie.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 30, 2015 06:41 AM (ZPrif)

373 351 Romney is having lunch with Chelsea Clinton today and dinner with Christie tonight. Not a joke. That's a thing happening in the real world. Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 30, 2015 11:38 AM (ZPrif) ----- I'm mature enough to "understand" politics. WHORES. However, I'm also smart enough and bitter enough to know that those political pals the GOP likes to hang around with are ruining MY F'ING COUNTRY. I'm personally being hit with the f'ers policies. So FU Mitt.

Posted by: Seems Legit at January 30, 2015 06:41 AM (A98Xu)

374

Walker/Cruz

 

just to hear the screaming

Posted by: ThunderB, Official Bergdahl Face Puncher at January 30, 2015 06:42 AM (zOTsN)

375 We need a campaign slogan, like Hope and Change. Vote Bush: He will restore hope. Vote Huckabee: He will restore faith. Vote Cruz and get things done. Vote Rubio just because you can. Vote Carly: she cares. Vote Other because a vote is too precious to waste.

Posted by: Big Bubba's Licensed Tote and Fetch Drayage at January 30, 2015 06:42 AM (io5Gq)

376

Walker/Cruz

 

Blood and Guts

Posted by: ThunderB, Official Bergdahl Face Puncher at January 30, 2015 06:42 AM (zOTsN)

377 I guess that meeting they was a RHINO thunder dome. Two RHINOS enter, One RHINO leaves.

Posted by: Kreplach at January 30, 2015 06:43 AM (s68gj)

378 Romney is having lunch with Chelsea Clinton today and dinner with Christie tonight. Not a joke. That's a thing happening in the real world. Welcome to The New Aristocracy. Fuckers.

Posted by: @JohnTant at January 30, 2015 06:43 AM (eytER)

379 At first glance I was happy, but not really anymore. This as noted opens the door wide for Jeb or some other milquetoast candidate. Ideally would have had Romney trolling everyone for about a year, thin the establishment heard and then drop out when it's too late for Jeb. Can't say I don't blame him for not wanting to waste any more of his money.

Posted by: Dr. Shatterhand at January 30, 2015 06:43 AM (n/ogz)

380 So, if the Democrats don't run Hillary, and they don't run Warren, who *do* they run?

Posted by: JEM at January 30, 2015 06:43 AM (o+SC1)

381 @372 Funny that, it's like they're all one big happy ruling class. Nah, can't be.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 30, 2015 06:43 AM (AbFmZ)

382 The donor class decides things. We're basically at the kid's table arguing about what to have for dinner -- as if we had any actual say in the matter. We're gonna eat what the adults put in front of us, or we're gonna go to bed hungry.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 30, 2015 06:43 AM (ZPrif)

383 Thought game. If you could choose right now that Bush becomes President over the Democrat nominee rather than take our chances on winning the Presidency with whoever is our eventual nominee, would you take that choice?

 

Posted by: Bob Belcher at January 30, 2015 11:28 AM (cNJvW)

 

No.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 30, 2015 06:44 AM (zF6Iw)

384 How people think he would have made a good president - in spite of all the evidence to the contrary - is mystifying.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 30, 2015 11:34 AM (xSCb6)


Obamacare would be gone, zapped to the dustbin of history, for starters. Keystone approved; he does not believe renewables are the answer libs claim they are, he pointed out why in his keynote. Better foreign relations with world leaders that we actually view as our true allies. And I think as far as the economic domestic issues he'd be top notch.

But I don't think 2014 elections would have shaped out like they did with him as pres, we would not have the senate. Obama FUBARs necessary to pull out that miracle. And think of how bad the charges were against Bush during Katrina of being unfeeling and elitist and racist? With Romney and all the Ferguson social unrest out there, it would have been 1000X worse, with the MSM as the first to demand his head.

Posted by: LizLem at January 30, 2015 06:44 AM (yRwC8)

385 People keep saying their is no difference between the parties. Of course there is. We have a Socialist party and a moderate-liberal party. That's a difference.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 30, 2015 06:44 AM (1Y+hH)

386 And Chelsea Clinton is a horsed faced, coat-tail riding, bitch. Why the F is Mitt meeting with her?

Posted by: Seems Legit at January 30, 2015 06:44 AM (A98Xu)

387 Bush's argument right now is "Because Bush!"

What has he actually done?

When people see his record they will yell "hide behind the bush!"

Honestly if "big party donors" are backing Bush, they are fucking buffoons without any foresight.

I don't give a shit who the "donors" back. It's who normal people will vote for.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 30, 2015 06:45 AM (GGCsk)

388 @372 - so who's the fourth Acela Passenger Of The Apocalypse?

Posted by: JEM at January 30, 2015 06:45 AM (o+SC1)

389 "We need a campaign slogan, like Hope and Change. " More Bush! Come on, you know you want it!

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 30, 2015 06:45 AM (AbFmZ)

390 Free at last!

Posted by: Binders of Women at January 30, 2015 06:45 AM (zxQ4h)

391 386 And Chelsea Clinton is a horsed faced, coat-tail riding, bitch.

Why the F is Mitt meeting with her?

Posted by: Seems Legit at January 30, 2015 11:44 AM (A98Xu)

 

Seeking advice on how his sons can copy it?

Posted by: buzzion at January 30, 2015 06:45 AM (zt+N6)

392 'To state the obvious, the past six years have been really, really hard for this country.' No shit. VP Joe Biden everybody.

Posted by: RWC - Voting for Kodos at January 30, 2015 06:45 AM (fWAjv)

393 Just about the only "bright" side of a second President Clinton or a third President Bush is that either will bring-about The Burning Times that much faster. While I'm (relatively) young. So frankly, I'm perfectly fine with this.

Posted by: DocJ at January 30, 2015 06:46 AM (zrsn3)

394 We're like 8 year olds trying to convince each other we should have pizza instead of hot dogs. Rallying support for Team Pepperoni, bashing Team Hot Dog. Meanwhile the adults actually decided about 6 hrs ago that we're having fish and basmati rice tonight. But we're gonna argue pizza vs hot dogs up until the moment the plate of fish is put in front of us.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 30, 2015 06:46 AM (ZPrif)

395 Posted by: Marcus T at January 30, 2015 11:39 AM (GGCsk) The ONLY thing I appreciate that Jeb did was to build up our emergency/disaster response. The shit that happened in New Orleans or Jersey after their hurricanes? Never happen like that here. Our emergency management is fricking awesome. HOWEVER. Everything else was junk. And you're right, his messing around with our education system effed it up royally. The best/worst thing about his education tinkering is that if you follow the money, every single thing he did was done to further enrich Jeb Bush. He is personally invested in all the new testing (FCAT). He is personally invested in the major charter schools organizations here (and I'm not against charter schools in principle, just pointing out he did it not out of a desire to help kids but to put money in his pocket), and now that he's out of office and pushing the common core shit....guess what else he's heavily invested in? That's right. Common core.

Posted by: Mandy P., lurking lurker who lurks at January 30, 2015 06:46 AM (KkVB6)

396 Walker/Rubio
Walker/Martinez

en fuego!

Posted by: Marcus T at January 30, 2015 06:46 AM (GGCsk)

397 So what is each candidate's "dog on the roof" that the media will latch onto? Walker- No college degree Cruz- Birtherism? Paul - Son of a Wackadoodle Perry - Indicted Palin - Being Palin Rubio- ? Others -?

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 30, 2015 06:46 AM (2cS/G)

398

He has always been a team player and wants the team to win.

 

Then - to continue the sports analogy - he should have spiked the fucking football in the end zone during the first debate instead of crashing faster than Aaron Rodriguez' career.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 30, 2015 06:47 AM (zF6Iw)

399 When in doubt I whip it out Got me a rock n roll band It's a free for all Baby

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 30, 2015 06:47 AM (a20XK)

400 380 So, if the Democrats don't run Hillary, and they don't run Warren, who *do* they run?

Posted by: JEM at January 30, 2015 11:43 AM (o+SC1)


I like playdoh!

Posted by: VP Joey Biden at January 30, 2015 06:47 AM (uOAjL)

401 Bush will be like nominating Emmanuel Goldstien against Big Brother.

Posted by: davidt at January 30, 2015 06:48 AM (fBxC6)

402 dinner with Christie Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 30, 2015 11:38 AM (ZPrif) Eh, today, we have, for appetizers, moules marinieres, pate de fois gras, beluga caviar, eggs benedictine, tarte de poireau - that's a leek tart - frogs' legs amandine, or oeufs de cailles - they're little quail's eggs and a bit of pureed mushroom. It's very delicate, very subtle. And now, how would you like it served, a la mixed up together in a bucket?

Posted by: Maitre D' at January 30, 2015 06:48 AM (vgIRn)

403 @383 - I believe the expression is 'HELL NO'. I think I'd rather have Warren in the White House than Jeb. Really.

Posted by: JEM at January 30, 2015 06:48 AM (o+SC1)

404 We're electing a government executive, not a business executive. They may require some similar skills but government isn't a business and can't be run like one.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at January 30, 2015 11:26 AM (QKIQb)


But it should be run like one; the fact that it isn't is a big part of our problem. To a good approximation, government is like a business with a military and a foreign policy.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s] at January 30, 2015 06:48 AM (oKE6c)

405 394 Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 30, 2015 11:46 AM (ZPrif)

That's when a kid says "fuck you" to "Bobby has Two Daddys"and goes to the neighbors...

yeah that's a metaphor...mostly

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at January 30, 2015 06:48 AM (/4AZU)

406 Bush picks Richard Lugar as his running mate? BUSH & DICK!

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 30, 2015 06:48 AM (AbFmZ)

407 >>Posted by: Mandy P., lurking lurker who lurks at January 30, 2015 11:46 AM (KkVB6) <<

Agree completely.

But you know what's even more infuriating? He says those investments show he has "skin in the game" for something he believes in".

hahahahahahaha. Sure.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 30, 2015 06:48 AM (GGCsk)

408 Really, the GPOe is clueless if they are think Jeb is the answer. The left still hates GWB with the heat of a 1000 sun. Do they really believe that Jeb can turn enough of the middle to get elected? No way in hell can that ever happen.

Posted by: wrg500 at January 30, 2015 06:49 AM (sgrzZ)

409 Bush will pick Martinez and she will do it

Posted by: ThunderB, Official Bergdahl Face Puncher at January 30, 2015 06:49 AM (zOTsN)

410 o, if the Democrats don't run Hillary, and they don't run Warren, who *do* they run? Posted by: JEM at January 30, 2015 11:43 AM (o+SC1) Are you feeling the Joementum?!

Posted by: Biden '16!!! at January 30, 2015 06:49 AM (Rx8ML)

411 o, if the Democrats don't run Hillary, and they don't run Warren, who *do* they run? Posted by: JEM at January 30, 2015 11:43 AM (o+SC1) Are you feeling the Joementum?!

Posted by: Biden '16!!! at January 30, 2015 06:49 AM (Rx8ML)

412 What do this all powerful Donor class read and watch? Who are they? I'd like to have the illusion that they are at least aware of some of our concerns.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 30, 2015 06:49 AM (ZPrif)

413 If the GOP is stupid enough to consider another Bush, imagine the hell we would have experienced if the particularly dumb but photogenic John Kennedy Junior was still alive. WASF

Posted by: Seems Legit at January 30, 2015 06:49 AM (A98Xu)

414 Stopped clock rule. Biden says the last six years have been "really, really hard n this country." Joe's gonna get as ass whuppin' tonight.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 30, 2015 06:50 AM (XUKZU)

415 Walker/Cruz Blood and Guts -- Shock & awe.

Posted by: @votermom [/i] at January 30, 2015 06:50 AM (cbfNE)

416 386

Why the F is Mitt meeting with her?

To get a glance at her skin tight leathers?

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 30, 2015 06:50 AM (XzRw1)

417 @397 - actually, the current official anti-Walker meme is that he's the second coming of George Wallace - my guess is Podesta and his ilk are getting their media fellow travelers to throw a bunch of shit at the wall early and see if they can determine whether any of it sticks for later reapplication.

Posted by: JEM at January 30, 2015 06:50 AM (o+SC1)

418 Warren/Castro (from San Antonio)

Posted by: ThunderB, Official Bergdahl Face Puncher at January 30, 2015 06:50 AM (zOTsN)

419 Romney is having lunch with Chelsea Clinton today and dinner with Christie tonight. Not a joke. That's a thing happening in the real world.

Ladies and gentlemen, The Aristocrats!

Posted by: Ian S. at January 30, 2015 06:50 AM (B/VB5)

420 So what is each candidate's "dog on the roof" that the media will latch onto? Posted by: Lincolntf at January 30, 2015 11:46 AM (2cS/G) They'll go with war mongers, mean spirited, stupid and racist, not necessarily in that order. Candidate name does not matter.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 30, 2015 06:50 AM (1Y+hH)

421 413 Posted by: Seems Legit at January 30, 2015 11:49 AM (A98Xu)


slurp slurp slurp....

//Air crash Investigator

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at January 30, 2015 06:50 AM (/4AZU)

422 But we're gonna argue pizza vs hot dogs up until the moment the plate of fish is put in front of us. Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 30, 2015 11:46 AM (ZPrif) And then the adults will be really surprised, when many of us kids end up going to bed hungry.... and some even run away from home... (42% of the electorate now self describes as independent).

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 30, 2015 06:50 AM (qh617)

423 Can we pool our money and put signs in front of the Donor Class' homes?

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 30, 2015 06:51 AM (ZPrif)

424 "We're gonna eat what the adults put in front of us, or we're gonna go to bed hungry."

We're not kids.  They're sitting at our table largely because a lot of our voters keep listening to them like they are the adults and we are the kids.  Stop voting for them. Don't play by rules they've rigged to two-tier the voters.  Third party is a long walk in the woods but if you don't want to eat liver and lima beans, it's the only alternative. 

The GOP has spoken and that's what's on the menu.  Lump it for once.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at January 30, 2015 06:51 AM (QKIQb)

425 @416 - because Mitt, Christie, and Bill Clinton are going to form a third party, but Bill's jaw was too badly bruised from being tit-whipped by five pounds of silicone so he sent Chelsea.

Posted by: JEM at January 30, 2015 06:51 AM (o+SC1)

426 419 Romney is having lunch with Chelsea Clinton today and dinner with Christie tonight. Not a joke. That's a thing happening in the real world. Ladies and gentlemen, The Aristocrats! Posted by: Ian S. at January 30, 2015 11:50 AM (B/VB5) Thread.... winner.... (but you need to help me clean up the coffee that is all over the keyboard)

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 30, 2015 06:51 AM (qh617)

427

if there was shit to throw at Walker it would have been fabricated by now

 

now there are metric shit tons of shit to throw at Christie and I am sure Romney will fling it

Posted by: ThunderB, Official Bergdahl Face Puncher at January 30, 2015 06:51 AM (zOTsN)

428 "We need a campaign slogan, like Hope and Change. " - "Forget Hardwood Clinton, Vote Bush!"

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 30, 2015 06:52 AM (XUKZU)

429 383 Thought game. If you could choose right now that Bush becomes President over the Democrat nominee rather than take our chances on winning the Presidency with whoever is our eventual nominee, would you take that choice? Posted by: Bob Belcher at January 30, 2015 11:28 AM (cNJvW) No. Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 30, 2015 11:44 AM (zF6Iw) +1

Posted by: Mandy P., lurking lurker who lurks at January 30, 2015 06:52 AM (KkVB6)

430 At least Code Pink gets to recycle all their Bush/Pubes posters and signs.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 30, 2015 06:52 AM (ZPrif)

431 "Obamacare would be gone, zapped to the dustbin of history, for starters. Keystone approved; he does not believe renewables are the answer libs claim they are, he pointed out why in his keynote. Better foreign relations with world leaders that we actually view as our true allies. And I think as far as the economic domestic issues he'd be top notch."


Another example of what I'm talking about. Obamacare would be gone? You have exactly zilch for evidence to support this claim. Sure, you have what Mitt kinda sort said, but Mitt's said a lot of things. You have to look at evidence, and the evidence is that Ocare is modeled after a Mitt policy in the first damn place.


Keystone? Again, you have a promise from Mitt. What do we know about what Mitt promises? Now, there's a good chance you might have been right. Still doesn't fix the major strikes against Mitt - his record of laying the foundation for Ocare (liberal governing policies) and appointing liberal judges.


Better foreign relations? You're guessing (and I believe you might be right), but you have no evidence, because there is none. Still doesn't outweigh his actual record on domestic liberal fuckups.


Economic issues? Based on what? The fact that he was a good VC? The guy wanted to index minimum wage to inflation, which is precisely to the left of one Barack Hussein Obama.


Mystifying.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 30, 2015 06:52 AM (xSCb6)

432 What kind of wine do you serve with donor class long pork?

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 30, 2015 06:52 AM (hlbmD)

433 Can we get a Mayor of London hits Jihadis below the belt thread going. Boris is only partially right. In order for boy and girl to get jiggy guiltfree, baby must be removed from equation. . We don't need to hit em with any more bullets. Air bombardment with birth control wheels will change their culture from the bottom up. Dead serious.

Posted by: Anthropology Guy at January 30, 2015 06:52 AM (lRHXv)

434 Honestly Drew, you're an idiot.

Was it you behind the dog on the roof" story?

He's going to meet with every candidate. Maybe you can add more updates as that happens. Perhaps even one for 'Mitt Romney has dinner with the family".

Posted by: Marcus T at January 30, 2015 06:52 AM (GGCsk)

435 We need a too good not to publish scandal on Jeb and break it now rather than after the nomination. You know the Dems already have one planned for him.

Posted by: @votermom [/i] at January 30, 2015 06:53 AM (cbfNE)

436 Posted by: JEM at January 30, 2015 11:48 AM (o+SC1) You're fucking with me right ?

Posted by: Bob Belcher at January 30, 2015 06:53 AM (cNJvW)

437 394 We're like 8 year olds trying to convince each other we should have pizza instead of hot dogs. Rallying support for Team Pepperoni, bashing Team Hot Dog.

Meanwhile the adults actually decided about 6 hrs ago that we're having fish and basmati rice tonight.

But we're gonna argue pizza vs hot dogs up until the moment the plate of fish is put in front of us.

Just like I said... galldang Globalists!

Posted by: Alex Jones' svetty balls at January 30, 2015 06:53 AM (7YnaR)

438 @397 - the Democrat spin machine is seeding 'Walker RAYCISS!!!' stories in the less reputable corners of Salon, etc. to see if they tickle the needle, and if they appear to work they'll be seen much more loudly in the NYT, etc. if Walker's still in the GOP field as it narrows later on.

Posted by: JEM at January 30, 2015 06:53 AM (o+SC1)

439 386 And Chelsea Clinton is a horsed faced, coat-tail riding, bitch. Why the F is Mitt meeting with her? Posted by: Seems Legit at January 30, 2015 11:44 AM (A98Xu)

Seeking advice on how his sons can copy it? Posted by: buzzion at January 30, 2015 11:45 AM (zt+N6)


You know, if his sons want to run for senate in Utah to unseat Lee, that might not be so crazy after all. The RINOS here did political kabuki to partially dismantle the caucus system we normally have; now we still have the caucus, but also anyone with enough money can sidestep it and get into the elections if they so choose. Because knuckledragging citizens cannot be trusted to vote properly I guess.


Which means tons of cash and Romney sons are easy shoe ins. Maybe he is looking for some of that sweet Clinton Global Initiative money? They spend millions on travel alone to schlep the Clintons around, surely they could throw some Romney's sons' way.


Just speculating, but yeah there is something THERE there.

Posted by: LizLem at January 30, 2015 06:53 AM (yRwC8)

440 Let's recap... "No New Taxes" Bush, Dole, "Compassionate Conservative" Bush, McCain, and Romney So naturally ..."Act of Love" Bush Kabuki Theatre.

Posted by: dogfish at January 30, 2015 06:54 AM (1vYi0)

441 People keep saying their is no difference between the parties. Of course there is. - That's like saying there's no difference between Charles Manson and John Dillinger.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 30, 2015 06:54 AM (XUKZU)

442 Jebs daughter had some serious drug problems and has been pretty low profile ever since.  There is some mud should they care to fling it

Posted by: ThunderB, Official Bergdahl Face Puncher at January 30, 2015 06:54 AM (zOTsN)

443 The war monger, mean, stupid stuff is always the implication, but it's the "dog on the roof" type stories used to convey that impression to housewives as they digest the Today Show and The View and think they know the News of the Day.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 30, 2015 06:54 AM (2cS/G)

444 380 So, if the Democrats don't run Hillary, and they don't run Warren, who *do* they run? Posted by: JEM at January 30, 2015 11:43 AM (o+SC1) O'Malley, Cuomo II, Corey Booker if they think they can catch the Obama lightning again.

Posted by: joncelli at January 30, 2015 06:54 AM (RD7QR)

445 I think I'd rather have Warren in the White House than Jeb. Really. Posted by: JEM at January 30, 2015 11:48 AM (o+SC1) ----- That is sarcasm. Has to be.

Posted by: Seems Legit at January 30, 2015 06:55 AM (A98Xu)

446 Walker- No college degree
Cruz- Birtherism?
Paul - Son of a Wackadoodle
Perry - Indicted
Palin - Being Palin
Rubio- ?
Others -?


Remember that the root cause of "being Palin" was "the wrong college degree".  The Left is dead serious that everyone must pay too much for an econ course where some pot-addled hippy explains how Communism is the only functional system.

Rubio they'll go with some combination of "has brown skin" (the left is nothing if not transparently racist) and the Internet meme "Florida LOL".

Posted by: Ian S. at January 30, 2015 06:55 AM (B/VB5)

447 That is sarcasm. Has to be. I hope so... Warren?

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at January 30, 2015 06:55 AM (Bn6aD)

448 Posted by: JEM at January 30, 2015 11:50 AM (o+SC1) I generally like the guy.... but the attack on Walker will be of his own making... 'we heard your prayers'... will not go over well in the secular West... and he is an Amnesty guy.... so out as far as I am concerned.

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 30, 2015 06:56 AM (qh617)

449 370 Damn. In the beginning, we had thirteen colonies. The geographic range was limited. The population was limited. Our Constitution was formed in that context. Two centuries plus down the road, the republic is bloated beyond recognition. Maybe we're coming to a time when the USA has to break down into smaller units for the Constitutional republic to survive. Czechoslovakia amicably divorced into the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It can be done. I have no confidence in the federal government.

Posted by: Feh at January 30, 2015 06:56 AM (KGwO/)

450 Mystifying. Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 30, 2015 11:52 AM (xSCb6) I'm mystified why you are wasting time arguing about the possible future presidential actions of a guy who isn't running.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 30, 2015 06:56 AM (1Y+hH)

451

O Malley will be indicted before he is done

 

Cuomo has a criminal investigation of pay for play on his hands

 

Booker and his imaginary friends not to mention the horrible job he has done plus I think people need a break from racial politics this time

 

Warren. 

Posted by: ThunderB, Official Bergdahl Face Puncher at January 30, 2015 06:57 AM (zOTsN)

452 So what is each candidate's "dog on the roof" that the media will latch onto?
Posted by: Lincolntf at January 30, 2015 11:46 AM (2cS/G)

They'll go with war mongers, mean spirited, stupid and racist, not necessarily in that order. Candidate name does not matter. Posted by: Meremortal at January 30, 2015 11:50 AM (1Y+hH)

Our birthergate meme on Cruz is tanned, rested and ready to go!!!

Posted by: The MSM at January 30, 2015 06:57 AM (yRwC8)

453 445 Posted by: Seems Legit at January 30, 2015 11:55 AM (A98Xu)

No I don't think so...

I am like a finely balanced knife on the issue...

Jebba allows the donks to demonize us while getting commie corpse, fortifying Barry Care, and getting 12-48 million newer better Americans...

Lieawatha just finishes the game off by 2018...

I think/hope she'd go so over the top the nation'd split or we'll be killed.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at January 30, 2015 06:57 AM (/4AZU)

454 "But it should be run like one; the fact that it isn't is a big part of our problem. To a good approximation, government is like a business with a military and a foreign policy."

That "military" part is the crux of the difference.  I understand where you're coming from - efficiency and accountability - but in business those are produced by the environmental pressures of, among other things,  competition and a certain kind of scarcity.  Government has a "closed market' over a given territory and its share of available resources is only as "scarce" as its willingness and ability to coercively tax its citizens.

Government should be run accountable and efficiently, but it's just not built that way.  It's a square peg. accountability/efficiency is a round hole and we need a bigger hammer to make it work, as we must, in that fashion.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at January 30, 2015 06:57 AM (QKIQb)

455 I want nothing to do with any of this. Nothing I can do makes a difference anyway in who gets the nomination. My focus is on the Texas legislature, which only has sessions for a few months every other year. We have gun bills for campus carry and open carry we need to get passed. Contact your legislators and the Lt Gov and let's get this done.

Posted by: stace at January 30, 2015 06:57 AM (ImzkZ)

456 - That's like saying there's no difference between Charles Manson and John Dillinger. Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 30, 2015 11:54 AM (XUKZU) Exactly! Dillinger did his own killing.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 30, 2015 06:57 AM (1Y+hH)

457 now they can continue with daddy's (Muhahahahah...) "NEW...WORLD....ORDER!!"

anyone got a pizza?

Posted by: Alex Jones' svetty balls at January 30, 2015 06:57 AM (7YnaR)

458 Have I mentioned I have a Mexican wife? Cause I do. Bonafide, certified Latina.

Posted by: Jeb Bush at January 30, 2015 06:57 AM (ZPrif)

459 I get the feeling reading the comments that many of us here are smart enough to know, somehow, Mitt's retreat is going to screw us.

Posted by: Seems Legit at January 30, 2015 06:58 AM (A98Xu)

460 I want to win this time.... I really don't think We could survive 4/8 years of a Hillary or Liz administration....

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at January 30, 2015 06:58 AM (Bn6aD)

461 O'Malley is disliked even among Dems.  He burned all of his political capital on gay marriage and then burned some more he didn't have, which is why his handpicked successor lost.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 30, 2015 06:58 AM (B/VB5)

462 449 Posted by: Feh at January 30, 2015 11:56 AM (KGwO/)

I think he meant "fuck you whigs I'm going home"...

but yeah "Allied American States" or whichever 2020

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at January 30, 2015 06:58 AM (/4AZU)

463 Vice President Huma?

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 30, 2015 06:59 AM (hlbmD)

464 Posted by: stace at January 30, 2015 11:57 AM (ImzkZ) Nope on the open carry for me.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at January 30, 2015 06:59 AM (cNJvW)

465 We'll be lucky to survive the next two years of Obama, let alone 4 of Warren or Clinton.

Posted by: Feh at January 30, 2015 06:59 AM (KGwO/)

466 Jupiter Ascending and Seventh Son both open next week.  That should be an interesting theater competition between Hot Mess movies.  Which will bomb harder?

Posted by: buzzion at January 30, 2015 06:59 AM (zt+N6)

467 >>Who can make Hillary look like a tired and incompetent has-been?

Sara Palin, of course. She's everything Hillary isn't.
But *not* as the 2016 candidate. Just have her poke at Hills or Warren on their so-called feminist bona fides if they get the nom. Would be fun to watch Dem and MSM heads explode over that.

But seriously, it would be someone not of her generation, and not part of a political dynasty. So Cruz, Walker, Haley, etc.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 30, 2015 06:59 AM (ABcz/)

468 I speak-a da Spanish, bitchez! I gotta Mexican wife! I gotta half-Mexican George Bush son, dammit!! And I got all da money!!!

Posted by: Jeb Bush at January 30, 2015 06:59 AM (ZPrif)

469 I expect to see stories about how valuable a college degree is.


FOR MONTHS.


Why?    Da Huh.


Scott Walker does not have one, so clearly he can not be the president of the United States!

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 30, 2015 07:00 AM (0FSuD)

470 Mitt doesn't like the Bushes.  Or Christie.  and he has oppo on both.  he may do us a favor if he trashes them

Posted by: ThunderB, Official Bergdahl Face Puncher at January 30, 2015 07:00 AM (zOTsN)

471 Posted by: stace at January 30, 2015 11:57 AM (ImzkZ) That reminds me. When will the Hispanic Bush grandson run for the Texas Senate? He's rising fast so far.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 30, 2015 07:00 AM (1Y+hH)

472 460 I want to win this time.... I really don't think We could survive 4/8 years of a Hillary or Liz administration.... Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at January 30, 2015 11:58 AM (Bn6aD) Would you feel better with Biden? Odds are he'll run again. His ego won't let him pass.

Posted by: wrg500 at January 30, 2015 07:00 AM (sgrzZ)

473 You know who this helps, right?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 30, 2015 07:00 AM (659DL)

474 463 Vice President Huma? Posted by: Boss Moss at January 30, 2015 11:59 AM (hlbmD) Awesome. D*ck pics from the Naval Observatory all over Twitter.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at January 30, 2015 07:00 AM (vgIRn)

475 Reince Preibus (sic) RNC chair, is a Wisconsinite. He was on a local radio show recently talking of reducing the number of candidates quickly this time, and of a shorter time frame for debates, and of limiting candidates on stage by popularity based on either the last primary or polling or some such. So front loading your money and making a big splash early is going to be even more important this time around. I have no idea if this is how you get to the best candidate (I suspect not), but that's how it's going to be. We're going to eat fish and rice. In a nutshell, this race may be over early just by having a checkbook measuring contest.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 30, 2015 07:00 AM (XmOA9)

476 I am gonna kick Hillary's pasty-white Anglo ass during the Univision debate. Fuck, yeah!!

Posted by: Jeb Bush at January 30, 2015 07:00 AM (ZPrif)

477 Run Mitt, run! You're our best shot at knock teh Jeb out with relatively minimal damage.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at January 30, 2015 07:01 AM (1hM1d)

478 471 Posted by: Meremortal at January 30, 2015 12:00 PM (1Y+hH)

Flushing twice or a plunger fixes that...

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at January 30, 2015 07:01 AM (/4AZU)

479 Would you feel better with Biden? Odds are he'll run again. His ego won't let him pass. He'd better have a food taster if He's elected...

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at January 30, 2015 07:01 AM (Bn6aD)

480 I get the feeling reading the comments that many of us here are smart enough to know, somehow, Mitt's retreat is going to screw us. It's not just Mitt's retreat. #WASTF The past six years should've provided the Repumpkins with ample ammunition against the leftards and their insane policies. But we've heard little in the way of any opposition, particularly at the national level.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t [/i][/s][/b][/u] at January 30, 2015 07:01 AM (0HooB)

481 "I'm mystified why you are wasting time arguing about the possible future presidential actions of a guy who isn't running."


Because it's my precious couple of minutes? Of course, that wasn't what I was arguing about, or really my central point, but you go with what you think you've got there.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 30, 2015 07:02 AM (xSCb6)

482 Serious, though, the donor class thinks the spanish thing and Mexican wife are a big deal, gonna win the White House with the hispanic vote.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 30, 2015 07:02 AM (ZPrif)

483 "Maybe we're coming to a time when the USA has to break down into smaller units for the Constitutional republic to survive."

I have a feeling for most of us that is the future we'll see. After the fiscal collapse (ten to twenty years), I think there will be an effort to keep the Republic together but it will fail and we will splinter in 3-5 different nations. It won't be a revolution just a collapse of the current nation.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 30, 2015 07:02 AM (+ebSh)

484 In a nutshell, this race may be over early just by having a checkbook measuring contest. Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 30, 2015 12:00 PM (XmOA9) That was decided when they passed into law the last Campaign finance increase which increased the amount you could give POLITICAL PARTIES by 10X.... Campaign finance Money Laundering... for the win...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 30, 2015 07:02 AM (qh617)

485 471 Posted by: stace at January 30, 2015 11:57 AM (ImzkZ) That reminds me. When will the Hispanic Bush grandson run for the Texas Senate? He's rising fast so far. Posted by: Meremortal at January 30, 2015 12:00 PM (1Y+hH) Yeah, I guess he has to spend at least one term in his current office just for show before trying to move up.

Posted by: stace at January 30, 2015 07:03 AM (ImzkZ)

486 I have no confidence in the federal government. I would have lots of confidence in a Federal government. We don't have one of those. We have a National government- and that's a huge difference. A Federal Government, because it would be limited to things of a multi-State scope, would be just fine. National defense, one set of immigration laws, etc. It is precisely because we have a National, and not a Federal, government that things have grown "too hard to govern."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 30, 2015 07:03 AM (kff5f)

487 Sven Top tables are at WTO, UN groups, ISO, Codex, etc, anyway. If the US splits, the military splits, and if the military splits, say goodbye to the defense subsidy Europe has enjoyed for so long. With the American military cut in half, or more, the international scene will be current chaos x 10. I'll be in the back forty if you need me, unless we get a radical into the WH to beat a bicameral RINO into shape.

Posted by: Feh at January 30, 2015 07:04 AM (KGwO/)

488 Does this mean he's stepping aside for Jeb (as per their meeting awhile ago)?

I'm sure it came down to best 2 out of 3 of rock, paper scissors.

Posted by: Paladin at January 30, 2015 07:04 AM (bxc5w)

489 In a nutshell, this race may be over early just by having a checkbook measuring contest. Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 30, 2015 12:00 PM (XmOA9) Then Jeb wins and the rest is an audition for VP.

Posted by: joncelli at January 30, 2015 07:04 AM (RD7QR)

490 Flushing twice or a plunger fixes that... Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 30, 2015 12:01 PM (/4AZU) Won't be that simple. Heading the Texas Railroad Cimmission is a very good stepping stone and he's being groomed for the presidency eventually, just like Chelsea. Hispanic vote is big in Texas. The last Hispanic fast riser like this in Texas got derailed by bimbo eruptions, but those aren't a big deal anymore.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 30, 2015 07:04 AM (1Y+hH)

491 I expect to see stories about how valuable a college degree is. That can be countered by a couple of videos showing kollidge students wanting to ban Dihydrogen Monoxide and not knowing who the VP is. Again, that appears to be far too simple for the Repumpkins to even consider.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t [/i][/s][/b][/u] at January 30, 2015 07:04 AM (0HooB)

492 Commie party and dems in open allience... Romney and Clinton and Christie dalliences... cats and dogs (on roofs) living together...

I'm really starting to feel like Sansa Stark in the earlier GoT books, all these political winds buffeting about and no control over any of it. Wonder then who Joffrey is in this scenario though..the libs or the repubs? Both equally detestable at the moment.

Posted by: LizLem at January 30, 2015 07:05 AM (yRwC8)

493

Would you feel better with Biden? Odds are he'll run again. His ego won't let him pass.




He'd better have a food taster if He's elected...

 

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at January 30, 2015 12:01 PM (Bn6aD)

 

Pity the poor Secret Service agent tasked  with tasting Choo-Choo's paste every morning.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 30, 2015 07:05 AM (zF6Iw)

494 Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 30, 2015 12:02 PM (xSCb6) Just kidding you, bud. I'm trying to see the humor this morning, even if it's the usual gallows style.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 30, 2015 07:05 AM (1Y+hH)

495 I'm a motherfuckin' half-Mexican George Bush. Pretty much guarantees I get to be governor of Texas or Florida or something. Look at me! I'm George Bush, goddamn American royalty, but I'm also Mexican and all oppressed and shit!

Posted by: George P. Bush at January 30, 2015 07:05 AM (ZPrif)

496 487 Posted by: Feh at January 30, 2015 12:04 PM (KGwO/)

The Soviets retained their veto as Russia at the Star Wars Cantina...

but yeah a destabilized world will present opportunity as well as chaos...

If the democrats hate America so much join them....

Ma Bell got too big break it up...

guess the same applies here.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at January 30, 2015 07:06 AM (/4AZU)

497
I'm mystified why you are wasting time arguing about the possible future presidential actions of a guy who isn't running.
Posted by: Meremortal



There's still the VP slot to choose, there's still the cabinet, there's still the *scream!* Supreme Court, there's still various Czars.

Powder dry and Mr. Pointy sharpened.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 30, 2015 07:06 AM (kdS6q)

498 And if it Jeb vs. Hillary I can only imagine how the press with suddenly find children of candidates relevant because Jeb's daughter is not saintly, smart, best mom evah Chelsea (shhhh - Jeb's daughter has a history off drug issues).

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 30, 2015 07:06 AM (ABcz/)

499 Posted by: Lizzy at January 30, 2015 12:06 PM (ABcz/) so.... his kids will get the Palin Kids treatment?

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 30, 2015 07:07 AM (qh617)

500 sorry tangential but . . did you see the video WIP released today of Christie falling? that's it for him I'm afraid. show that a few times and stick a fork in the fat man

Posted by: BlackOrchidDefendsTheIHM at January 30, 2015 07:08 AM (pS66t)

501 >>Look at me! I'm George Bush, goddamn American royalty, but I'm also Mexican and all oppressed and shit!

Yeah. And yet I'd still take him over one of the Castro brothers.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 30, 2015 07:08 AM (ABcz/)

502 Also on government as a business.  The "CEO" of the government has to first know that his powers are limited, there are a lot of things people want him to do that aren't even within his proper duties - and communicate that to them effectively.  He has to work with a highly interventionist 500+ man board of directors and a 9 person oversight committee unlike anything in the private sector.  And a lot of his "competitors" have nuclear bombs and sarin gas (and some are batshit crazy).

Accountability in government - yes.  Efficiency - yes.  But the executive needs a lot of help to achieve those goals.  Even efficiency initiatives that start in good faith have foundered almost immediately.  The bureaucrats strangle them in the cribs. 

The best CEO on the planet has less chance of reforming DC than the most average politician because politics ain't bean-dip.  At the minimum, to achieve accountability and efficiency (by reforming or abolishing civil service as we know it, for one thing) you need the public and Congress.  Welding those coalitions together isn't something in which a businessman necessarily has an advantage.

A President who's been in the private sector is helpful because he understands economics compared to an ivory tower econ crit theory egghead, but so does anyone who's read and understood Hayek.  A business savvy Prez will have more aptitude at picking good subordinates, delegating, holding them responsible, etc compared to an academic as well.   But once you compare the pros and cons, the lesson to take away sounds more like "don't elect an academic" than "elect a CEO."

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at January 30, 2015 07:08 AM (QKIQb)

503 A big field of Democrats would be a blessing. Doubt we'll get one,' though. The media and DNC will likely coalesce around one or two candidates, and the appointment will be rendered from on high after a brief campaign.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 30, 2015 07:08 AM (2cS/G)

504 It will be fun watching the GOP try to make Jeb attractive to "the base." Good luck with that. All they've got is: He's not Hillary.

Posted by: Seems Legit at January 30, 2015 07:08 AM (A98Xu)

505 "When will the Hispanic Bush grandson run for the Texas Senate?" Kinda past that. He's already Land Commisioner and that's a serious state position. He'll be Governor in ten years.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 30, 2015 07:08 AM (AbFmZ)

506 There's still the VP slot to choose, there's still the cabinet, there's still the *scream!* Supreme Court, there's still various Czars. Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 30, 2015 12:06 PM (kdS6q) Mitt probably headed for Utah Senate seat.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 30, 2015 07:09 AM (1Y+hH)

507 "Just kidding you, bud. I'm trying to see the humor this morning, even if it's the usual gallows style."


No worries mate. Sorry if I'm missing the humor these days. It's getting tougher.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 30, 2015 07:09 AM (xSCb6)

508 >>so.... his kids will get the Palin Kids treatment?

Good point!

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 30, 2015 07:09 AM (ABcz/)

509 Posted by: Lizzy at January 30, 2015 12:06 PM (ABcz/) Still, Hillary is going to have to deal with Bill and his trips to "underage island". I think that is why she is staying out of the public eye. She doesn't want to answer those questions yet.

Posted by: wrg500 at January 30, 2015 07:09 AM (sgrzZ)

510 Poor Mitt, not the man of the hour again. But he was smart enough to bow out early and not to waste time or $$ on a campaign. Now if this sort of wisdom would spread among the Republicans in general, we might have a field to really get enthusiastic about.   The Democrats will NOT follow this example, because the rush to claim the crown left by His Royal Glibness will be a real clash of egos. 

Posted by: exdem13 at January 30, 2015 07:09 AM (/mTq0)

511 He'll be Governor in ten years. -- Goddamn right!

Posted by: George P. Bush at January 30, 2015 07:09 AM (ZPrif)

512 @397 So what is each candidate's "dog on the roof" that the media will latch onto? Walker- No college degree Cruz- Birtherism? Paul - Son of a Wackadoodle Perry - Indicted Palin - Being Palin Rubio- ? Others -? ------------------------------------- Walker: Another white guy from the Midwest Cruz --craaaaazy Tea Partier Paul --IS a Wackadoodle (if the shoe fits) Perry --Not another TEXAN! (twitters of East coast entitled elitists) Palin --Oh she sees RUSSIA from her house! Rubio --Token Hispanic, another Republican MAN telling us what to do with our wimmen parts

Posted by: NYC Parent at January 30, 2015 07:10 AM (HEo6y)

513 Vice President Huma?
Posted by: Boss Moss at January 30, 2015 11:59 AM (hlbmD)

How ticked must she be right now that she didn't go hit on George Clooney? Apparently she is his type, as far as potential Jackie style wives go. And then she could be rubbing elbows with Hollywood elite, supporting Hillary in that way, instead of being chained to a skeevy political has been of a husband.

Posted by: LizLem at January 30, 2015 07:10 AM (yRwC8)

514 that's it for him I'm afraid. show that a few times and stick a fork in the fat man Posted by: BlackOrchidDefendsTheIHM at January 30, 2015 12:08 PM (pS66t) It could be split-screened with the gif of Hillary falling into that airplane. That's a good one too. Faceplant special.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 30, 2015 07:11 AM (1Y+hH)

515 Well, I sincerely hope Romney makes Christie buy. And, I hope he orders the most expensive stuff on the menu. Or everything on the menu. And then doesn't eat it. Gives all his food to the surrounding patrons. Then orders more. After what that traitorous dbag did, if I were Romney, I wouldn't meet Christie at a taco cart, let alone have dinner with him.

Posted by: TickledPink at January 30, 2015 07:11 AM (TMe1n)

516 She doesn't want to answer those questions yet. Posted by: wrg500 at January 30, 2015 12:09 PM (sgrzZ) Questions? What questions?

Posted by: MSM at January 30, 2015 07:11 AM (vgIRn)

517 456 - That's like saying there's no difference between Charles Manson and John Dillinger. Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 30, 2015 11:54 AM (XUKZU) Exactly! Dillinger did his own killing. Posted by: Meremortal at January 30, 2015 11:57 AM (1Y+hH) Plus he wore spiffy hats

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 30, 2015 07:12 AM (a20XK)

518 Christie v. Warren? Or put head in oven?

Posted by: NYC Parent at January 30, 2015 07:12 AM (HEo6y)

519 501 >>Look at me! I'm George Bush, goddamn American royalty, but I'm also Mexican and all oppressed and shit!

Yeah. And yet I'd still take him over one of the Castro brothers.
-------------

I will be Captain Obvious here and state that ANY of the Bushes would be a better President for the USA than Castro, or his stand-in currently in the White House.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 30, 2015 07:12 AM (/mTq0)

520 He'll be Governor in ten years.

Unless he's photo'd at an illegal corgi fighting ring.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 30, 2015 07:13 AM (YEelc)

521 Did I just hear Rush give Walker a back hand?

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 30, 2015 07:13 AM (XzRw1)

522 >>Still, Hillary is going to have to deal with Bill and his trips to "underage island".

Hey, didn't ol' Bill just get a Father of the Year award? Like in the last few years?

This will make it so much harder to trot out the tired 'power of the Clinton marriage' stories they and the media have been feeding the public for decades.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 30, 2015 07:13 AM (ABcz/)

523 Sorry if I'm missing the humor these days. It's getting tougher. Posted by: Burn the Witch I understand. Plus, my attempts at humor aren't clear much of the time.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 30, 2015 07:13 AM (1Y+hH)

524 @521 How? Yesterday Rush all but endorsed Walker as the Man with a Plan on how to defeat the Ds (going Big Conservative and all that)

Posted by: NYC Parent at January 30, 2015 07:14 AM (HEo6y)

525 521 Did I just hear Rush give Walker a back hand? -- What'd Rush say?

Posted by: @votermom [/i] at January 30, 2015 07:14 AM (cbfNE)

526 518 Christie v. Warren?
Or put head in oven?

No oven for me. I'm going out in a blaze of glory.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 30, 2015 07:15 AM (XzRw1)

527 Didn't predict it, but VERY VERY happy.  Walker and Bush in either order is where we want to be.

Posted by: Mycroft at January 30, 2015 07:15 AM (MtA8f)

528 You get Joe, Hillary, and Warren in the primary mix and it's time for 'Antiques Roadshow'.

Posted by: JEM at January 30, 2015 07:15 AM (o+SC1)

529 I look forward to the Romney Commission on cutting federal spending.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at January 30, 2015 07:16 AM (7TwHV)

530
What'd Rush say?

I wasn't paying close attention...something to the affect 'he's never been out of his state....'

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 30, 2015 07:16 AM (XzRw1)

531 518 Christie v. Warren?
Or put head in oven?
--------------

President Christie would make great news headlines, since he has the charming habit of speaking his mind to whomever, whenever, without getting personal or in the gutter. He would also genuinely try to fix the USA according to his designs, instead of trying to demolish the structure like Fauxcahontas. I don't a Benghazi incident occurring during his term either.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 30, 2015 07:16 AM (/mTq0)

532 "Maybe we're coming to a time when the USA has to break down into smaller units for the Constitutional republic to survive." I have a feeling for most of us that is the future we'll see. After the fiscal collapse (ten to twenty years), I think there will be an effort to keep the Republic together but it will fail and we will splinter in 3-5 different nations. It won't be a revolution just a collapse of the current nation. May God Bless The Republic of Texas.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at January 30, 2015 07:16 AM (czbC2)

533 I look forward to the Romney Commission on cutting federal spending.

Will they recommend cutting their own positions?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 30, 2015 07:16 AM (YEelc)

534 This will make it so much harder to trot out the tired 'power of the Clinton marriage' stories they and the media have been feeding the public for decades. Posted by: Lizzy at January 30, 2015 12:13 PM (ABcz/) As much as the MSM is trying now to keep it buried, it will come out on the campaign trail. Bill and his "hobbies" will be an issue.

Posted by: wrg500 at January 30, 2015 07:17 AM (sgrzZ)

535 @527 - Walker drinking Leinenkugel from Jeb's skull like some old Bulgarian king.

Posted by: JEM at January 30, 2015 07:17 AM (o+SC1)

536 "379 At first glance I was happy, but not really anymore. This as noted opens the door wide for Jeb or some other milquetoast candidate."

Thanks for not being a boob and spelling it 'milktoast'.

Here's the reality. We want Cruz, because the man can do conservative and twist the knife, but we can accept Walker if the choice is him or Jeb Bush.

if you want to ask "How to beat Hillary?" the answer is not 'woman GOPer' but a down-home appeal to the working man and woman and someone outside of DC. Romney or Jeb are not the best candidates. A mid-western Governor or someone hispanic ... maybe.

"157 So Jeb Bush is the (nearly) uncontested Establishment favorite.."

As if on cue, Politico wheels out a long story about Jeb Bush and the Schaivo case, so they have the "war on men who want their wive's pulled from life support so they can move on and live with their girlfriend" meme started.

Posted by: Keep Calm Cruz On at January 30, 2015 07:17 AM (wT9UL)

537 A Warren run would be fun just for the photoshops of her in Indian finery, scalping taxpayers.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 30, 2015 07:17 AM (1Y+hH)

538 >>Rubio --Token Hispanic, another Republican MAN telling us what to do with our wimmen parts

Don't forget the water-drinking incident!!!!

The MSM still refers to that as if it were some monumental gaffe or controversy.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 30, 2015 07:17 AM (ABcz/)

539 @531 Spite aside its not even a close call I agree. But spite is a powerful emotion and I cannot forgive that fat f*ck for embracing a Marxist America hater on the eve of his re election.

Posted by: NYC Parent at January 30, 2015 07:17 AM (HEo6y)

540 Governors are what I think of as the best pool, especially governors who actually get things done for the better, like Walker. Jeb is out of shape, physically and intellectually. He won't inspire. It already looks like he's riding his wife's Hispanic coat-tails -- in what universe does that make someone look like a leader? Jeb will deflate. The money will move to Walker, and Walker, with the right partner and team, will win.

Posted by: Feh at January 30, 2015 07:18 AM (KGwO/)

541 @533 - if elected President the first thing I'd make sure of is that Valerie Jarrett got no more Federal benefits.

Posted by: JEM at January 30, 2015 07:18 AM (o+SC1)

542 I wasn't paying close attention...something to the affect 'he's never been out of his state....' -- It's true Foreign Policy is a weakness in his resume. Interesting to see how he tackles that.

Posted by: @votermom [/i] at January 30, 2015 07:18 AM (cbfNE)

543 Friendly advice, invest in lube futures.

Posted by: Seems Legit at January 30, 2015 07:19 AM (A98Xu)

544 I wanted Romney to run just to screw up Jeb.

I'll say this, Romney was a good man.  He wasn't a rock ribbed conservative, but he was center-right and I think he would have made a great President.

  I didn't want him to run again, but I think conservatives had some delusional parallel universe where they thought Reagan was running against Romney in the 2012 primary and we somehow backed Gerald Ford.  Romney was the only credible candidate, Newt and Santorum were joke candidates.  I would have voted the same way in the primary if I had to do it again.

BTW, I still don't see how Jeb win it.  What state does he win first?  The influence of money is not nearly what it once was in campaigns that relied on big TV ad buys.

Posted by: McAdams at January 30, 2015 07:19 AM (ntJTE)

545 @538 Like everyone now refers to "Ferguson" or "the events in Ferguson" in hushed tones, as though it could refer to anything but hateful, ignorant rioters following lying liars.

Posted by: NYC Parent at January 30, 2015 07:20 AM (HEo6y)

546 "29 Mitt is a good man. He would have made a good President.
Not my pick in 2016, but 1000x better than Obama has been."

Yes, and I think the way he went about it this time, in his nerdy, ambitious-but-logical way of assessing and then declining, shows he would have been a good "Decider" and a classy President. America would have been a better place with him in there instead of Obama.

Posted by: Keep Calm Cruz On at January 30, 2015 07:20 AM (wT9UL)

547 if elected President the first thing I'd make sure of is that Valerie Jarrett got no more Federal benefits Word.

Posted by: Feh at January 30, 2015 07:20 AM (KGwO/)

548 nood.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at January 30, 2015 07:20 AM (czbC2)

549 >>As if on cue, Politico wheels out a long story about Jeb Bush and the Schaivo case, so they have the "war on men who want their wive's pulled from life support so they can move on and live with their girlfriend" meme started.

Saw a sidebar link on a site a few days ago - it was a Vanity Fair piece titled "Revisiting Jeb Bush's Bad Behavior at Andover."

So, a replay of the Wah Post's 'Mitt cut some kids hair in HS' story, I assume.
The MSM is going back to prep school for something to ding Jeb.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at January 30, 2015 07:21 AM (ABcz/)

550 "After the fiscal collapse (ten to twenty years), I think there will be an effort to keep the Republic together but it will fail..." I love Texas too but can't agree with this take. The initial part of the fiscal collapse has already happened, and the depression will continue. We will work our way out of that by 2022-2025 (8-10 short years!). The Republic will survive. Humans are incredibly adaptable and we are already getting used to being in a depression. Most people don't even realize it.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 30, 2015 07:22 AM (1Y+hH)

551 You can pry my vote for Jeb Bush out of my cold dead hand when bacon takes wing.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 30, 2015 07:22 AM (JO9+V)

552 512 @397 So what is each candidate's "dog on the roof" that the media will latch onto?

Walker- No college degree
Cruz- Birtherism?
Paul - Son of a Wackadoodle
Perry - Indicted
Palin - Being Palin
Rubio- ?
Others -?
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Walker: Another white guy from the Midwest
Cruz --craaaaazy Tea Partier
Paul --IS a Wackadoodle (if the shoe fits)
Perry --Not another TEXAN! (twitters of East coast entitled elitists)
Palin --Oh she sees RUSSIA from her house!
Rubio --Token Hispanic, another Republican MAN telling us what to do with our wimmen parts
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Walker: Union buster bully, hates wimmen. 
Cruz: White Hispanic, foil hat tea-bagger.
Paul: Southern and White, racist son of a foil hat racist.
Perry: BDS flashbacks, mean to Brown people and wimmen.
Palin: She's a witch! Burn her!
Rubio: White Hispanic traitor to Cuba, pro-life *gasp*.


Posted by: exdem13 at January 30, 2015 07:24 AM (/mTq0)

553 The man's arrogant sense of self is immense. So, fie on "bu bu nice guy" bushwah. Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 30, 2015 11:38 AM (kdS6q) Along with those asshole founding fathers of ours who used to communally pray for wisdom when opening a meeting of colony, and later state representatives. I never cease to be amazed at the stuff people latch onto. I've never even heard this one before about Romney. It ranks right up there with Sarah Palin saying she could see Russia from her house. She never said it but now it is repeated constantly as if she did.

Posted by: Jen the original at January 30, 2015 07:25 AM (peLB8)

554 "531 518
Christie v. Warren? "

It won't come to that. Christie is un-nominatable. His Republican negatives are too high. One of the sites (538?) has an article on that, how Palin and Christie have the highest negatives in the GOP electorate. Neither has a chance of winning the nomination. After Palin's bomb of a speech, she's going nowhere.

I don't think Rand Paul does either, he will just draw enough conservatives to help Jeb Bush win, but his negatives arent that high (like his Dad's were).

I seriously think its down to:
Walker, Bush in top tier;
Cruz, Perry, Jindal, Paul in 2nd tier;
any other governors who run 3rd tier.

Posted by: Keep Calm Cruz On at January 30, 2015 07:25 AM (wT9UL)

555 I guess that what we (yeah, I'm daring to speak for most of us) want is someone from the Country Class, not the Ruling Class. Someone who will serve the country, not their own interests. So what I'm sensing here is a desire for someone who hasn't proven themselves willing to sell out YOUR principles for THEIR gain. (sorry, I haven't bothered figuring out how to italicize). We all have our faves out of the list available, and I guess Costanza is right....we're going to fight for team Hot Dog and bash team Pepperoni right up to dinner time. I think the PTB depend on the rabble being disorganized. It makes things easier for them, and when the fighting is over and their guy wins, they can rightfully say that we had a choice, and the best man won. They'd be wrong and know it, but try to prove it.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 30, 2015 07:25 AM (XmOA9)

556 YEEEEEHAW! The one person that would make me vote for a Democrat the first time is out. I will call him Romneycare just this last time as he finally has done the right thing for my country by not running. Won't make up for the destruction of our country by implementing Romneycare, but I have to thank him nonetheless.

Posted by: doug at January 30, 2015 07:26 AM (IYEs/)

557 @552 The short version: Walker: Racist! War on Wimmen! Cruz: Racist! War on Wimmen! Paul: Racist! War on Wimmen! Perry: Racist! War on Wimmen! Palin: Racist! War on Wimmen! Rubio: Racist! War on Wimmen!

Posted by: NYC Parent at January 30, 2015 07:27 AM (HEo6y)

558 @537 - A Jeb administration would be more big-government GOP, somewhere between brother and daddy and Dick Nixon. The second coming of Nelson Rockefeller. The people who gave us the EPA, the TSA, NCLB, ADA, etc. A Warren administration would at least give us the entertainment of watching her try to kiss up to both the banksters on which national Democrats depend for their very existence, and her base who wants to see them flayed in public. I don't believe any future Democrat administration will be - could possibly be - as actively hostile to American interests in foreign policy as the current one. And I don't think a Warren - or even a Clinton - administration would have their DOJ pursuing quite so overt a policy of race war, though of course personnel is policy and a lot of evil has crept through the door in the past few years. I do not want to see King Bush III get the nomination. We have far better available and it's important to stop this dynasty shit now. I would be happy to see the Worlds Fakest Indian get her party's nod, since she embodies pretty much all the contradictions in her party's stitched-together coalition.

Posted by: JEM at January 30, 2015 07:29 AM (o+SC1)

559 539 @531
Spite aside its not even a close call I agree.
But spite is a powerful emotion and I cannot forgive that fat f*ck for embracing a Marxist America hater on the eve of his re election.
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You have a definite point there. Christie will have to answer for that, and it will be a warning that he sometimes does indeed put politics over principle. (Big shock for a governor eh? ) But I confess to a "anybody Republican" mentality right now, since the Democrats' hard left turn has made them currently dangerous to the health of the Republic.   

Posted by: exdem13 at January 30, 2015 07:30 AM (/mTq0)

560 I will not vote for Jeb Bush. I held my nose and voted for Mitt because I thought that at least he was a good man, and had moral character. But if Jeb is nominated, I will sit out the 2016 election. Will be the first time I have not voted in 25 years.

Posted by: Josh at January 30, 2015 07:32 AM (AUZJW)

561 557 @552
The short version:
Walker: Racist! War on Wimmen!
Cruz: Racist! War on Wimmen!
Paul: Racist! War on Wimmen!
Perry: Racist! War on Wimmen!
Palin: Racist! War on Wimmen!
Rubio: Racist! War on Wimmen!
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Yeah, we are going to hear that non-stop no matter who gets the nod. Dial "2" to hear it en espanol. However, the Democrats are in for some ugly backlash if the GOP plays it right. *knocks on wood*

Posted by: exdem13 at January 30, 2015 07:34 AM (/mTq0)

562 Maybe the only silver lining to Idiocracy is that by now most Millenials have forgotten how the evil Republican Booosh cratered the economy and invaded Iraq without telling anyone first over fake nuclear weapons.

Posted by: NYC Parent at January 30, 2015 07:38 AM (HEo6y)

563 "106 There's a depressing thought. if you can't obtain decent results from an organization that you built and paid for, how do possible expect to make progress on agencies and powerful interests that already exist and hate your guts?"

Define "progress".
If Romney gets in there, he would run the socialist trains on time and make sure the agencies are efficient in oppression of us.

If Cruz gets in there, he would see the DOJ agents for what they are, agents of the leftist agenda, and 'progress' would mean progress in dismantling the institutional leftism at places like DOJ, state dept, Energy Dept, etc.

Romney is clueless to the political campaign consultant rip-off game, where you pay big bucks for results that benefit mainly the self-interested consultants.
Romney is clueless to the political bureaucracy rip-off game, where you pay big bucks for results that benefit mainly the self-interested bureaucrats.

It's time we got a President who sees through this.

I dunno, maybe a guy whose name rhymes with booze:
Cruz  / Tequila 2016.


Posted by: Keep Calm Cruz On at January 30, 2015 07:40 AM (wT9UL)

564 "471 Posted by: stace at January 30, 2015 11:57 AM (ImzkZ)

That reminds me. When will the Hispanic Bush grandson run for the Texas Senate? He's rising fast so far."

George P. walked into the land commissioner's office this election.
Give it time.

Posted by: Keep Calm Cruz On at January 30, 2015 07:41 AM (wT9UL)

565 People suggesting Cruz for VP have it wrong.

Cruz is too valuable a senator to waste as a VP.

Send in Rubio instead.

Posted by: Keep Calm Cruz On at January 30, 2015 07:43 AM (wT9UL)

566 You like Scott Walker. You'll take Mitt Romney. You'll get Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: adolfo_velasquez at January 30, 2015 07:44 AM (T1Jm0)

567 If and when that happens, don't forget how the Republican party got started.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at January 30, 2015 11:41 AM (QKIQb)

 

I'm doing a 'Remember The Whigs' teeshirt at some point.

Posted by: troyriser at January 30, 2015 07:47 AM (CAJL/)

568 567 If and when that happens, don't forget how the Republican party got started.
Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at January 30, 2015 11:41 AM (QKIQb)

I'm doing a 'Remember The Whigs' teeshirt at some point.
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The MSM is trying to makes us out as the Know-Nothings too.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 30, 2015 07:52 AM (/mTq0)

569 I think the nomination is Walker's to lose.

Christie, Jeb and Rubio will probably be fighting over the same bloc.

The big question is what Ted Cruz does, for some reason I have this feeling he doesn't run.

Posted by: McAdams at January 30, 2015 07:53 AM (ntJTE)

570 It should be easy to figure out by now. The R's take Congress but will say that they need the WH to be able to get anything done. Jeb is they're favorite unwinnable candidate. Jed loses to the brain damaged Hillary. R's in Congress complain that they are unable to get anything done without the WH. So 4 more years that we stand by and support a mess of cowards that don't really want a R in the WH so they can not have to actually do anything that may come off as sane as to not piss off the media. Lets muck up the works and get Walker into the nomination seat!

Posted by: Drider at January 30, 2015 07:56 AM (gVb/I)

571 Dang, I was really looking forward to a three-way RINO slugfest with Jeb!, Mittens, and KrispyKreme.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at January 30, 2015 08:04 AM (HBAcW)

572 MUMR hardest hit.

Posted by: Gmac- Pulling in feelers in preperation... at January 30, 2015 08:20 AM (baiNQ)

573 Bye, Mitt! Don't let the door, etc.

Posted by: HAL at January 30, 2015 08:38 AM (ejcGn)

574 Now, can somebody convince Huckabee to drop his book tour disguised as a presidential campaign?

Posted by: HAL at January 30, 2015 08:41 AM (ejcGn)

575 "So 4 more years that we stand by and support a mess of cowards that don't really want a R in the WH so they can not have to actually do anything that may come off as sane as to not piss off the media. " Nah, remember 2004-2005? They had House, Senate, and WH and 5 votes on the Supreme Court, but they couldn't do anything with polls and networks and Ivy League universities and Pluto not being a planet anymore... long slow march of institutions... don't jeopardize the fragile majority...somebody else has to make it necessary for Republicans to deliver or be lynched...etc etc etc until they lost Congress, and then they went back to whining about not having total power.

Posted by: Chris_Balsz at January 30, 2015 08:51 AM (kTWS+)

576 As a Mormon, all I can say is thank God.

Posted by: Emperor of Icecream at January 30, 2015 08:51 AM (qo8gP)

577 Look, I only have so many fucks to give. I have to ration them. This doesn't merit even one.

Posted by: Apathetic and proud of it at January 30, 2015 08:56 AM (VQea+)

578 So is the whole idea now to find the absolute worst possible choice for president? I missed a meeting or memo or something.

Posted by: Floydian at January 30, 2015 09:01 AM (Dql1m)

579 A sad day for America. To think we had 8 years of Barack Obama when we could've had this guy, one of the most decent people America has produced. One can only imagine how the economy would be humming along right now if Romney had been at the helm instead of the Incompetent One. Well, America, you get the leaders you deserve, I guess.

Posted by: JoeC at January 30, 2015 10:05 AM (UAerr)

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Posted by: Tina at January 30, 2015 11:26 AM (uV0j1)

581 Next up, Christie and Jeb.  ~fingers crossed~

Posted by: John Doe@Another Quidam at January 30, 2015 11:45 AM (zsZgu)

582 Well Walker better be getting on Rush's jet for an around the whirled tour like the JEF did. That shite makes me want to spit nails.

Posted by: torabora at January 30, 2015 01:26 PM (42OVs)

583 BahahahahaBAAAHAAAAAHAAAAhaaaAAAAAAAAAAA So basically, these donors think that a re-run of a Clinton-Bush presidential election is worth a re-run. BAAAAAAAHHHHAAAAAAHAAAAAHAAAAAHAAHAAHA HAHA HAA I keep hearing George Carlin's voice in my head saying, "This is the best we can do, folks...Garbage in, garbage out." Well, I guess they could dust off any left over campaign promo materials from the previous Clinton Bush election. Now, who is going to play the role of Ross Perot in this one? BAAAAHAAAA HAHAHAAAA HA HA HA HAAAA HAAAA HAAA

Posted by: Mistress Overdone at January 30, 2015 09:03 PM (2/oBD)

584 Hey Tina, you slut pusher, you, why don't you make yourself useful and send over some of those escorts you are always spamming about over to some of these donors? It would appear that they aren't getting any, and their brains are no longer functioning as a result.

Posted by: Mistress Overdone at January 30, 2015 09:06 PM (2/oBD)

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