December 30, 2015

GOP Will Fight For Pause in Refugee Resettlement, Until Background Checks Are Actually Functional
— Ace

As Instapundit says: a proposal from Trump moves from "crazy" to "policy" in just a month.

I have a lot of concerns about Trump, but his I-don't-care-for-respectable-opinion attitude is, even his fierce critics must admit, a wonderful thing.

Our national policy discussion has become stultified, stilted, and hyperstylized, like the rituals of disagreement among the Japanese, to the point where no one can say what they think. And the people mediating this discussion-- deciding what is permissible, what is impermissible, and what is so impermissible it warrants the full power of social destruction -- are all of the hard left.

No one can or should agree to play a game by rules which are explicitly designed to cause his losing everything, always.

We've become too polite, too politic, and too protective of our status position within the left's hierarchy of morals and ethics conferring social standing.

Even Mark Kirk: @Tsrblke points out that Mark Kirk, a very RINOy RINO from Illinois, is spearheading this.



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1 First?
Actually Functional?

Posted by: OK, Thanks, Bye at December 30, 2015 11:19 AM (ucB75)

2 Top ten...!

Posted by: Tyler Mason at December 30, 2015 11:20 AM (B214a)

3 I also love that he called Hillary a liar.

I'm so tired of the "respectable" bullcrap of mincing words.

Posted by: Dang at December 30, 2015 11:21 AM (2oWD2)

4 "GOP Will Fight"

As if

Posted by: Valiant at December 30, 2015 11:21 AM (2bqlb)

5 And how exactly do you do a background check on a Syrian "refugee"?  What reliable government functionary are you going to phone over there to see if he's known to the police, or believed to be sympathetic to terrorists?

Posted by: Qoheleth at December 30, 2015 11:22 AM (iIzG7)

6 I think this word "fight" means something different than what the GOP thinks it means.

Posted by: Bosk at December 30, 2015 11:24 AM (n2K+4)

7 So, Ace is endorsing Trump? **dodges Ace's fist**

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 30, 2015 11:24 AM (uRmWf)

8 The obvious has been silenced with PC for years to the point of insanity. Trump merely points out the obvious, albeit in a colorful manner.

Posted by: Tyler Mason at December 30, 2015 11:24 AM (B214a)

9 ""GOP Will Fight"

Yeah, tell me another fairy tale, Brother Grimm.  The GOP fights no one except its own base constituency.

Posted by: Qoheleth at December 30, 2015 11:24 AM (iIzG7)

10 Damn, got willowed

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 30, 2015 11:25 AM (kpqmD)

11 It's good that Trump has moved the Ovary Window.

Posted by: Furious George at December 30, 2015 11:25 AM (3GAnN)

12 Trump is unthinkable, until he isn't.

What he proposed wasn't far out or 'extreme,' it was common sense.  I think Trump succeeds because he doesn't roll over and let the critics claim victory-- he outlasts them.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 30, 2015 11:25 AM (oVJmc)

13 5 And how exactly do you do a background check on a Syrian "refugee"? What reliable government functionary are you going to phone over there to see if he's known to the police, or believed to be sympathetic to terrorists?

Posted by: Qoheleth at December 30, 2015 04:22 PM (iIzG7)

++++

You don't. The purpose of the law is not to protect America from terrorists. It is to protect useless politicians who need to appear to be "doing something".

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 30, 2015 11:25 AM (R+30W)

14 Either this is immigration theater or the "pause" is more permanent as their is no reputable authority in Syria to vet them

Posted by: ThunderB at December 30, 2015 11:25 AM (zOTsN)

15 The GOPe is just waiting for the roofies to kick in to knock Trump out of the race.

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at December 30, 2015 11:25 AM (DLIIY)

16 I am sure that McConnell will surrender.

Posted by: rd at December 30, 2015 11:26 AM (Ltj2h)

17 "GOP Will Fight" hahahahahahahahahahahahaha.....

Posted by: despair at December 30, 2015 11:26 AM (VrdxH)

18 Err...Who exactly is the 'GOP' that will do the fighting? Paul Ryan?

Posted by: IC at December 30, 2015 11:26 AM (a0IVu)

19 Alinsky tactics all the way down. And they've been winning with this tactic for quite some time.

Posted by: Old Blue[/i][/b][/s][/u] at December 30, 2015 11:26 AM (9iR5/)

20 Wait, did you say 'GOP will fight'? Somehow those words just don't seem to make sense in that sequence.

Posted by: JEM at December 30, 2015 11:27 AM (o+SC1)

21 'Fight' how?  They've already approved budgets.

They'll 'fight' to try to get that damn Trump to fall in the polls, then they'll roll over and show their belly to Gaylord and Harry Reid.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 30, 2015 11:27 AM (oVJmc)

22 I have a lot of concerns about Trump, but his I-don't-care-for-respectable-opinion attitude is, even his fierce critics must admit, a wonderful thing. It's only "wonderful" if, like you and me and all of us here, one is in the same half of the political spectrum as Trump. He's doing the heavy lifting for us. To all the commies in the other half, Trump's attitude and ability to shift the Overton Window is just about The Worst Thing Ever.

Posted by: zombie at December 30, 2015 11:27 AM (jBuUi)

23 That said, I do love the fact that Trump is so non-PC, frank and 'crude' (as the elites in DC love to point out to us, every five minutes or so).

Posted by: IC at December 30, 2015 11:28 AM (a0IVu)

24 They just found a jihadi couple in England because the jihabro was crowdsourcing terror targets on twitter. You know, the social network that we're not allowed to look at when determining if someone is going to kill us.

Posted by: Lauren at December 30, 2015 11:28 AM (LzzEz)

25 Basic argumentation. Never accept any premise as the argumentative starting point.

The GOP does this. They accept the fake issues, hyperbole and feigned outrage- then respond to it. You never win like that. From that point on you're on defense.

Trump just crushes the entire premise and argues on his own terms. He changes the argument and gives no credibility to their premise.

Meanwhile the GOP geniuses can't figure out why they always take it up the squeak-hole.

It's really a beautiful thing to watch.

Someone ask Trump if he thought his "affairs" were fair game. Trump's response? "Absolutely.

The reporter just blinked.

Posted by: Marcus T at December 30, 2015 11:29 AM (GGCsk)

26 6 I think this word "fight" means something different than what the GOP thinks it means. "Fight" means that next time they blow Obama, they'll use a little teeth.

Posted by: wooga at December 30, 2015 11:29 AM (ZxYuM)

27 So does this mean that Trump just in the length of his campaign has done more good than the entire Republican membership of Congress since the last election? Since the last six years?

Posted by: shillelagh at December 30, 2015 11:29 AM (L3vVL)

28 Trump linked in my sock on the head-choppers.

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at December 30, 2015 11:29 AM (DLIIY)

29 Yeah, whatever. I'll believe it when I see it. The GOP in Congress will cave. That's what they do. Failure Theater, Ace. Failure Theater all the way.

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at December 30, 2015 11:30 AM (xRA8Q)

30 We've become too polite, too politic, and too protective of our status position within the left's hierarchy of morals and ethics conferring social standing. This. One of the foundational issues underpinning the rage that much of the Base has towards the Establishment (brushing with broad strokes of course) is that the excuse of but but but if we use the power of the purse or push for repeal of Obamacare or implement the existing immigration laws or cut funding to the IRS or whatever we will lose power misses what the base considers the entire point of having power, namely to roll back the destruction of the Constitutional order. What is the point of working and fighting and striving to win elections if the game is still played by the rules of the Left?

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at December 30, 2015 11:30 AM (mf5HN)

31 Yeah, but it is just failure theater using new costumes.

Posted by: eman at December 30, 2015 11:30 AM (MQEz6)

32 So does this mean that Trump just in the length of his campaign has done more good than the entire Republican membership of Congress since the last election? Since the last six years? Posted by: shillelagh at December 30, 2015 04:29 PM (L3vVL) Yes!

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at December 30, 2015 11:31 AM (QPdNE)

33 It's why getting old is so fantastic. I can say what I think and not give a shit whether it's PC or not.

Posted by: Soona at December 30, 2015 11:31 AM (Fmupd)

34 How do you vet Syrian Refugees? Simple. Only let in Christians and Yazidi that are vetted. Better Yet, establish safe refugee camps in Syria and Iraq. If they cannot be made safe, KSA has thousands of miles of desert and billions of dollars. Make them and the gulf states pick up the tab. The bastards financed ISIS/ISIL that started the bloodletting.

Posted by: rd at December 30, 2015 11:31 AM (Ltj2h)

35 28 Trump linked in my sock on the head-choppers. Ain't that the truth! he also had a pretty funny but accurate statement about Obamacare.

Posted by: IC at December 30, 2015 11:31 AM (a0IVu)

36 I have a lot of concerns about Trump, but his I-don't-care-for-respectable-opinion attitude is, even his fierce critics must admit, a wonderful thing. Yep. It's by far his best quality. I think we have gotten to the point where no one would fight back, speak the truth, so now we have Trump, who does it all the time, but he does it in his tacky used car salesman way. And he has the celebrity and money to do it without being drummed out of public life. It shouldn't have to be this way, but it is. I don't know where we go from here, but a lot more unpleasant truths from a lot more people being spoken out loud would be nice.

Posted by: Lea at December 30, 2015 11:31 AM (lIU4e)

37 Even Mark Kirk: @Tsrblke points out that Mark Kirk, a very RINOy RINO from Illinois, is spearheading this. If Mary Kirk is spearheading this it must be worthless.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 30, 2015 11:32 AM (493sH)

38 Now would be a great time for the GOP to retain Bill Cosby as its spokesman.

Posted by: Weasel at December 30, 2015 11:32 AM (e3bId)

39 I am just fascinated that all the women in Trumps life - all of them, even the ex-wives, are super supportive and positive on the guy. Now yeah, maybe he bought them off, but... maybe he is just that impressive in person.

Posted by: Netflix and Chill Guy at December 30, 2015 11:32 AM (39g3+)

40 >>24 They just found a jihadi couple in England because the jihabro was crowdsourcing terror targets on twitter. <<

Another sign of superior Muslim intelligence.

Yes, they will indeed conquer the world. Pandaria.

Posted by: Marcus T at December 30, 2015 11:32 AM (GGCsk)

41 If you liked Trump's proposal, you're a bigot. er...but if you like Bitch McConnell's proposal, you are a right thinking Conservative

Posted by: Steve Hayes, Faux News Panel with Obama's dick in his mouth at December 30, 2015 11:32 AM (yvwr7)

42 No one primaries Mark Kirk.

Posted by: Mark Kirk at December 30, 2015 11:32 AM (TJCSB)

43 GOP Will Fight For Pause in Refugee Resettlement, Until Background Checks Are Actually Functional Stop. Yer killin' me.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 30, 2015 11:32 AM (8ZskC)

44 Can't blame the COCGOPblers for wanting to f*ck the US. The shame is that they're willing to accept Obama's sloppy seconds.

Posted by: jwpaine, otherized for your protection at December 30, 2015 11:32 AM (wKcQA)

45 That's all well and good, but who's to say the agencies involved won't just rubber stamp the "not a terrorist" form and declare the background check completed?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 30, 2015 11:32 AM (kpqmD)

46 GOP pussies. This is all Trump-driven.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 30, 2015 11:33 AM (8ZskC)

47 It's an 'emperor has no clothes' moment. Say the obvious, and whamo, why yes we should do that. Why has no one thought of this before? But in this case the barn door is open, horses stolen. Chickens have fled the coop. Fishermen have fallen through the ice, boats outa gas, car won't start, no cell phone coverage, itsa holiday and everyone is outa town. Union printers are on strike and the presses shut down while the building is surrounded by pickets. Checks bounced, account overdrawn, post office sent the mail to Schenectady instead of Sandusky, power is out, and #BLM is having a protest and every cop within fifty miles is over at the mall. So what a ya gonna do?

Posted by: Mateusz at December 30, 2015 11:33 AM (gKnC5)

48 "GOP Will Fight For Pause in Refugee Resettlement, Until Background Checks Are Actually Functional"

That's the very same "resettlement" program which only two weeks ago Paul Ryan made sure was topped off with full funding through fiscal year 2018.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 30, 2015 11:33 AM (noWW6)

49 That's all well and good, but who's to say the agencies involved won't just rubber stamp the "not a terrorist" form and declare the background check completed? Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 30, 2015 04:32 PM (kpqmD) You mean like they did for San Bernadino girl?

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at December 30, 2015 11:33 AM (mf5HN)

50 we can't spare this man. he wins.

Posted by: X at December 30, 2015 11:34 AM (57fhp)

51 No one primaries Mark Kirk. Posted by: Mark Kirk at December 30, 2015 04:32 PM (TJCSB) That's because Dickless Dirtbag Durbin has you on his leash

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 30, 2015 11:34 AM (493sH)

52 I think we should let some of the Yazidi's and Kurds that IS rolled in and let them do the refugee screening.

Posted by: Marcus T at December 30, 2015 11:34 AM (GGCsk)

53 That's the very same "resettlement" program which only two weeks ago Paul Ryan made sure was topped off with full funding through fiscal year 2018. Ryan didn't expect the blowtorch he walked into. Now he's backpedaling, but it's too late.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 30, 2015 11:35 AM (8ZskC)

54 Misquote. Not fight, fidget.

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at December 30, 2015 11:35 AM (ocw+t)

55 If we are lucky, we are seeing the facade beginning to crumble. The Berlin Wall of fake opposition to Democrats and the Empire is still up and still strong.

Posted by: eman at December 30, 2015 11:35 AM (MQEz6)

56 Next thing you know we'll be checking what people say on social media.

OK, maybe that's a pipe dream.

Posted by: Dr Spank at December 30, 2015 11:35 AM (TJCSB)

57 "GOP Will Fight For Pause in Refugee Resettlement, Until Background Checks Are Actually Functional" That's the very same "resettlement" program which only two weeks ago Paul Ryan made sure was topped off with full funding through fiscal year 2018. Posted by: torquewrench at December 30, 2015 04:33 PM (noWW6) Well yeah, but besides that they're for a pause

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 30, 2015 11:35 AM (493sH)

58 Expand background checks to include private transfer of refugees! Close the refugeeshow loophole!

Posted by: Bigby's Hook Em Horns at December 30, 2015 11:35 AM (3ZtZW)

59 CNN on Trump and Trump on CNN from Jazz Shaw's Twitter feed: http://tinyurl.com/j6u9wzj

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at December 30, 2015 11:36 AM (DLIIY)

60 >>GOP Will Fight For Pause in Refugee Resettlement,<<

?-_-?

The GOP wouldn't even fight for a sammich.

Posted by: Marcus T at December 30, 2015 11:36 AM (GGCsk)

61 "Here, boy; you hold out your hands and hold onto this raw bacon for me, while I light this Quran on fire."

I've got your prototype screening test, right here.

Posted by: Qoheleth at December 30, 2015 11:36 AM (iIzG7)

62 I'm still reeling from the fact that the GOP congresscritters/senators are complicit in allowing the IRS to have power over our passports, via the latest spending bill they passed. They are suddenly taking a harder line on Syrian refugees? I'm suspicious. What's the catch?

Posted by: LizLem at December 30, 2015 11:36 AM (hvf9s)

63 Smells Like Failure Theatre

Posted by: Nirvana at December 30, 2015 11:37 AM (yn6XZ)

64 it won't be long until Hillary claims she's always been in favor of a timeout on muslim immigration.

Posted by: X at December 30, 2015 11:37 AM (57fhp)

65 the rituals of disagreement among the Japanese,

Til it's BeniHana time.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2015 11:37 AM (DL2i+)

66 49 That's all well and good, but who's to say the agencies involved won't just rubber stamp the "not a terrorist" form and declare the background check completed? Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 30, 2015 04:32 PM (kpqmD) You mean like they did for San Bernadino girl? Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at December 30, 2015 04:33 PM (mf5HN) Just like her. "Extensively screened" don'tcha know.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 30, 2015 11:37 AM (kpqmD)

67 Paul Ryan just phoned to say "Okay, maybe this IS who we are, then"

Posted by: Netflix and Chill Guy at December 30, 2015 11:38 AM (39g3+)

68 They are suddenly taking a harder line on Syrian refugees? I'm suspicious. What's the catch? Urgent fundraising email to follow.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 30, 2015 11:38 AM (8ZskC)

69 Imam Barry: Why are you afraid of widows and three year olds. It's not like we're going to let people in the country who will kill 14 Americans

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 30, 2015 11:38 AM (493sH)

70 ... hook them up to a polygraph and then burn a koran ... see if the needle pegs ... if it does then there a go..instant jihadi detector

Posted by: E.T. at December 30, 2015 11:38 AM (yq4gk)

71 65 the rituals of disagreement among the Japanese, Til it's BeniHana time. Posted by: DaveA at December 30, 2015 04:37 PM (DL2i+) Oh Lord. Boiler bag meal flashback...

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 30, 2015 11:38 AM (kpqmD)

72 ISIS screening test: Heat a large grate until red-hot then force you through it using a bulldozer, on video.

Posted by: Bigby's Hook Em Horns at December 30, 2015 11:39 AM (3ZtZW)

73 49 That's all well and good, but who's to say the agencies involved won't just rubber stamp the "not a terrorist" form and declare the background check completed? Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 30, 2015 04:32 PM (kpqmD) You mean like they did for San Bernadino girl? Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at December 30, 2015 04:33 PM (mf5HN) Just like her. "Extensively screened" don'tcha know. Heh. They give my 71 year old mom a hard time at LAX but let in all the muzzies without even asking them a question. I bet if my mom wore a burkha, she could waltz in without being hassled.

Posted by: IC at December 30, 2015 11:39 AM (a0IVu)

74 As I've said before, I'm not a Trump fan. But he can serve a very useful purpose: exposing, in a highly visible manner, the hypocrisy of not only the leftists, but the GOPe as well.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at December 30, 2015 11:39 AM (wtvvX)

75 That's all well and good, but who's to say the agencies involved won't just rubber stamp the "not a terrorist" form and declare the background check completed?
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 30, 2015 04:32 PM (kpqmD)



You mean like they did for San Bernadino girl?

You mean like they did for Mohammed Atta?


I hope you're right, Ace, that this is not more failure theater but...

Posted by: Call Me Cynical at December 30, 2015 11:40 AM (cHuNI)

76 I promise we'll fight for this for as long as necessary to keep our phony-baloney jobs.

Posted by: Paul Ryan at December 30, 2015 11:40 AM (TJCSB)

77 You guys laughing at the GOP "fighting" have obviously never seen that video of Lindsey Graham in a brutal Mississippi Slap fight.  It's pretty bad.  Lots of open handed, limp-wristed,  kind of slapping,  but mostly it's like fast rubbing.  Also lots of screaming and tears.  I'll see if I can find the video,  wait here.

Posted by: Dang at December 30, 2015 11:40 AM (2oWD2)

78 ace, all Trump has done so far is get the gope to pretend a little harder.

Posted by: eman at December 30, 2015 11:40 AM (MQEz6)

79 The GOP? Yeah, but their really serious this time. No, really. Apul Ryan's got his beard on and everything.

Posted by: Marcus T at December 30, 2015 11:40 AM (GGCsk)

80 Posted by: Marcus T at December 30, 2015 04:34 PM (GGCsk) Damn good idea.

Posted by: Golfman at December 30, 2015 11:40 AM (48QDY)

81 Someone yesterday, perhaps Politico or someone more respectable, listed the most vulnerable Senators in the upcoming cycle.  Kirk was right there at the top.  He's trying to shore up his base.  My guess is that the base will have none of it, but we'll see. 

Overall, this reminds me of what happened at the end of WWII.  Hirohito and his court spent their days performing the usual elaborate rituals while Japanese cities went up in flames.  It took 2 nukes to give them a way to save face. 

Trump is giving the GOPe a way out of the impossible situation they've put themselves in, if they're smart enough to take it. 

Posted by: pep at December 30, 2015 11:41 AM (LAe3v)

82 Heh. They give my 71 year old mom a hard time at LAX but let in all the muzzies without even asking them a question. I bet if my mom wore a burkha, she could waltz in without being hassled. Posted by: IC at December 30, 2015 04:39 PM (a0IVu) Saw a similar thing at the airport in Minneapolis a couple of years ago. They were yelling at an elderly white couple in wheelchairs to empty their pockets while Achmed and Mohammed went skipping by.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 30, 2015 11:41 AM (493sH)

83 GOP Will Fight For Pause in Refugee

Turds often seem to pause as they're swirling around, then woosh.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2015 11:41 AM (DL2i+)

84 This is just to cover their asses. Or they would have done it when Paul proposed it, and Cruz.

Posted by: ThunderB at December 30, 2015 11:41 AM (zOTsN)

85 Hey c'mon now. We're finding up to 5% of all of the weapons smuggled though our checkpoints.

Posted by: The Friendly Fat Man in the Official Blue Shirt You Trust at December 30, 2015 11:41 AM (8ZskC)

86 Harder on Syrians. What's that lawyerly objection, something about facts not in evidence. and once the Syrians are in Europe they are no longer Syrians; they're Europeans and no background check is required.

Posted by: Mateusz at December 30, 2015 11:41 AM (gKnC5)

87 Wait until Trump does a no respect, in your face on an issue in which you disagree . You no likey so much then. I'm hoping that doesn't happen because as much as I dislike Trump, I don't want him to fail if he happens to become President ( and failing includes adopting liberal positions).

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 30, 2015 11:42 AM (AC18V)

88 from insty: Kirk's legislation would also require the FBI, the DHS and the Director of National Intelligence to clarify within six months how the administration plans to enhance its screening for refugee applicants, including reviewing social media. would it really take this administration six months for them to say "our plan to enhance screening is to make every one of them put the right hand up and say "Yes, I am not a terrorist" "?

Posted by: Hillery!!! at December 30, 2015 11:42 AM (qSIlh)

89 78 ace, all Trump has done so far is get the gope to pretend a little harder. Posted by: eman he has shifted the terms of the debate. that is progress.

Posted by: X at December 30, 2015 11:42 AM (57fhp)

90 You guys laughing at the GOP "fighting" have obviously never seen that video of Lindsey Graham in a brutal Mississippi Slap fight. It's pretty bad. Lots of open handed, limp-wristed, kind of slapping, but mostly it's like fast rubbing. Also lots of screaming and tears. I'll see if I can find the video, wait here. Posted by: Dang at December 30, 2015 04:40 PM (2oWD2) Obligatory: http://bit.ly/1NeXD3h

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at December 30, 2015 11:43 AM (mf5HN)

91 5 If we are lucky, we are seeing the facade beginning to crumble. The Berlin Wall of fake opposition to Democrats and the Empire is still up and still strong. Posted by: eman at December 30, 2015 04:35 PM (MQEz6) Tragically, something bad will happen here in the US. Not that San Bernandino wasn't but something even worse. The fanatics will not hold out until November. Then the facade will tumble.

Posted by: Golfman at December 30, 2015 11:43 AM (48QDY)

92 >>>So, Ace is endorsing Trump? **dodges Ace's fist** ... depends on the day of the week.

Posted by: ace at December 30, 2015 11:43 AM (dciA+)

93 It's always funny how low energy Jeb is outraged by Donald the Jerk's insensitive remarks, only later to begrudgingly come around to acknowledging merit when he gets his low testosterone levels back from the tranny threshold.

Posted by: Fritz at December 30, 2015 11:44 AM (BngQR)

94 >>> Obligatory: http://bit.ly/1NeXD3h Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at December 30, 2015 04:43 PM (mf5HN) Bring your own boobs? Pass.

Posted by: Miss Lindsay Graham at December 30, 2015 11:44 AM (hvf9s)

95 What does Paul Ryan look like? Describe him to me.  "Well, he's white..."

Go on.  What else?  "And he's tall, and has a beard."

Does he look like a bitch?  "What?"

DOES HE LOOK LIKE A BITCH?  "Well, yeah.  Yes, sir, he looks like the Democrats' bitch.

(Putting gun away)  Okay, then.  You've successfully described Paul Ryan.  And thanks for that tasty burger.

Posted by: Qoheleth at December 30, 2015 11:45 AM (iIzG7)

96 Thanks to Trump, I will forever view Jeb as low-T Jeb...

Posted by: IC at December 30, 2015 11:45 AM (a0IVu)

97 Trump is giving the GOPe a way out of the impossible situation they've put themselves in, if they're smart enough to take it. Posted by: pep at December 30, 2015 04:41 PM (LAe3v) ---------------------- Bwahahahaha!!

Posted by: Soona at December 30, 2015 11:46 AM (Fmupd)

98 89 78 ace, all Trump has done so far is get the gope to pretend a little harder. Posted by: eman he has shifted the terms of the debate. that is progress. Posted by: X at December 30, 2015 04:42 PM (57fhp) Indeed it is progress, but the gope is still the gope and there is a very long way to go.

Posted by: eman at December 30, 2015 11:46 AM (MQEz6)

99 so I was wondering: other than the beard and the weeping fave, is there any significant different between Ryan and Boehner? So far, no, me neither.

Posted by: Hillery!!! at December 30, 2015 11:46 AM (qSIlh)

100 Talk is cheap, actions speak louder than words, I'll believe it when I see it.

Posted by: davidt at December 30, 2015 11:46 AM (8aOqE)

101 Well I think Trump's idea was to do this for all Muslim immigrants and not just the refugees. But to actually put a stop to that until you can verify that you're not bringing in jihadis? Why that's just an irrational fear! I mean it's not like 19 foreigners came to the country and flew planes into buildings killing 3000 people. And certainly not like a husband and his immigrant wife went and shot up his place of employment. Just all irrational fears stoked by Trump you know.

Posted by: Buzzion at December 30, 2015 11:46 AM (r/NmW)

102 GOP Will Fight For Pause in Refugee Resettlement I think it should read, GOP will be fisted for pause in refugee resettlement. They'll propose this then get something else jammed up their arses.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 30, 2015 11:46 AM (493sH)

103 Well it's almost January and Trump is still gaining.

I'm OK with Trump. After 8 years of a scorched earth presidency and a GOP Congress who wouldn't piss on grandma if she was on fire because they think she's from the Tea Party, how bad could it be.

There is a reason they are talking about trying to take Trump out at the convention. They know there comfortable little place of subterfuge will be turned upside down.

Posted by: Marcus T at December 30, 2015 11:46 AM (GGCsk)

104 99 so I was wondering: other than the beard and the weeping fave, is there any significant different between Ryan and Boehner? So far, no, me neither. The lack of orange hue and odor of stale cigarette smoke.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at December 30, 2015 11:47 AM (kpqmD)

105 So, Ace is endorsing Trump?

It's fine to endorse Trump for doing the things at which he excels, in this case making everyone shift sharply rightward.   Just don't get carried away. 

Solzhenitsyn was a brilliant author and did as much as anyone to bring down the Soviet Union, but he would have been a disaster as a Russian leader. 

Posted by: pep at December 30, 2015 11:47 AM (LAe3v)

106 so I was wondering: other than the beard and the weeping fave, is there any significant different between Ryan and Boehner? On the Pantone color scale, yes there is.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 30, 2015 11:47 AM (8ZskC)

107 99 so I was wondering: other than the beard and the weeping fave, is there any significant different between Ryan and Boehner? So far, no, me neither. Posted by: Hillery!!! at December 30, 2015 04:46 PM (qSIlh) A more human skin tone.

Posted by: Buzzion at December 30, 2015 11:48 AM (r/NmW)

108 Donald Trump is the adult in the room. This appalls everyone, including (I suspect) Trump himself. Thus he has decided to do some small part to simultaneously restore a modicum of sanity and inflate his ego to proportions not seen in our lifetimes. Honestly I no longer care why he's doing it. We finally got the wrong man to do the right thing. Call it a victory and build on it.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 30, 2015 11:48 AM (9krrF)

109
"Fight".  Yank the other one, it has bells on it.

Proposed bill that won't pass, because of the Dems and the Usuals, but if it does will be vetoed. And everybody knows that as the curtain on tonight's failure theater goes up.

If they wanted to fight, their chance was the tax and spending 'buses.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 30, 2015 11:48 AM (kdS6q)

110 would it really take this administration six months for them to say "our plan to enhance screening is to make every one of them put the right hand up and say "Yes, I am not a terrorist" "? Posted by: Hillery!!! at December 30, 2015 04:42 PM (qSIlh) It's taken them seven years (and counting) to admit that Obama actually was elected President, rather than just being Candidate-In-Chief, so yeah. Hell, it takes "the most transparent administration EVAR YOU GUYS!!!" multiple years to deny relatively simple FOIA requests. So yeah, taking six months to admit that maybe, possibly, just could be somehow someway a terrorist might get the crazy notion to actually come into the USA to commit murder and mayhem goes into the Not Bloody Likely bucket over here at filbert high command.

Posted by: filbert at December 30, 2015 11:49 AM (s5o+q)

111 his I-don't-care-for-respectable-opinion attitude is, even his fierce critics must admit, a wonderful thing. I can only hope it's a violently infectious thing once people discover they don't get hit by lightning for saying something obvious.

Posted by: t-bird at December 30, 2015 11:49 AM (+c55T)

112 Donald Trump cannot insult his way to the presidency.

Posted by: Ads for Jeb!, Inc. at December 30, 2015 11:49 AM (HgMAr)

113 That female jehadi who helped the SB terrorist shoot all those people had been "vetted" by Obama's incompetent DoS.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at December 30, 2015 11:49 AM (t2KH5)

114 You know that taco commercial in previous thread, Trump should hire the guys who put that together.

"That's some weak foreign policy, bro."

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 30, 2015 11:49 AM (WnA2J)

115 ace. Apparently you're around. Who are the ten to primary?

Posted by: Golfman at December 30, 2015 11:50 AM (48QDY)

116 I'll believe it when I see it, I no longer trust anything the GOP does.

They are a CON party everything they do is a double game.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 30, 2015 11:50 AM (WVvzl)

117 Trump's "War on Women" is against the guys leading the GOP.

Now that's a war I'll support.

Posted by: Marcus T at December 30, 2015 11:51 AM (GGCsk)

118 As for the GOP "fighting" unless they are willing to go to the mat and use the nuclear option they will get nowhere.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at December 30, 2015 11:51 AM (t2KH5)

119 If I'm right, this is a companion bill to the one the House passed with a veto-proof majority because of a large number of cross-over Democrats. McConnell should get enough Purple State Senate Democrats to cross-over to break a filibuster. Then let Obama veto it even though a large majority of voters support it. Hillary will have to say she's with Obama. Then wait for terrorist attacks between now and November 2016. My only issue is that Congressional Republicans continue to ignore the Southern invasion which is actually a bigger problem.

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 30, 2015 11:51 AM (r1fLd)

120 Even when it's shown to be popular, there will be those who won't care and rather just slowly kill the GOP.

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 30, 2015 11:52 AM (vBeA5)

121 95 ~ I needed a food/drink alert for that one, Qoheleth. More Samuel L ...... "Get that muthaf$%^-ing beard off that muthaf@#$-ing face!"

Posted by: bigpinkfluffybunny at December 30, 2015 11:52 AM (PeoNT)

122 Well, Trump did say he views campaigning against Hillary as 'war' - I fully agree. And if Cruz is the nominee, I hope he adopts this attitude as well. Forget being Mr. Nice Guy.

Posted by: IC at December 30, 2015 11:53 AM (a0IVu)

123 Until the GOP reads Machiavelli and takes it to heart, and until they begin to listen to the rest of us, they are not my party. Not any more.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 30, 2015 11:53 AM (r65B3)

124 My only issue is that Congressional Republicans continue to ignore the Southern invasion which is actually a bigger problem. Posted by: Ignoramus at December 30, 2015 04:51 PM (r1fLd) You say lemons. We say lemonade.

Posted by: CoC at December 30, 2015 11:54 AM (48QDY)

125 What short memories we have, Trump was originally all for accepting refugees, his position was as politically correct as it could possibly be, then he caught a lot of flack for it and flip flopped, but his first reaction, his real position, not his pandering one, was to be politically correct.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at December 30, 2015 11:56 AM (yrUKa)

126 I'm not a Trump fan. He strikes me as a thin-skinned egomaniac who's unschooled in, and uncaring of, the principles of our Republic, but whose line of bullshit is appealing to the disaffected in his party's base. In other words, a Republican Barack Obama. However ... I love the questions he asks. And I love the fact that he gives the Left and the media (BIRM) conniption fits.

Posted by: Brown Line at December 30, 2015 11:56 AM (zcbZo)

127 Since Paul and Cruz presented legislation to do the same thing, and it got voted down, they felt like they had to do this. They prolly already got the "no" votes to defeat it already lined up

Posted by: ThunderB at December 30, 2015 11:57 AM (zOTsN)

128 It's impossible to do background checks when there is no gov in Syria. Worse, we have seen how this admin does checks: they dont give a fukc.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 30, 2015 11:57 AM (iQIUe)

129 pass it. don't pass it. President Trump will have a nicer, classier, higher quality pen and phone than Obama ever dreamed of.

Posted by: X at December 30, 2015 11:57 AM (57fhp)

130
And we're also going to fight in the Spring on Planned Parenthood.  Oh, boy, you just wait. We are so gonna fight. Grrrrrrrrrr!

Posted by: The GOPe

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 30, 2015 11:58 AM (kdS6q)

131 So what's Cruz been saying for the past three weeks? Other than defending his daughters he's been pretty p.c. gentlemanly. (And I'd like Cruz as V.P.)

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at December 30, 2015 11:58 AM (DLIIY)

132 "I needed a food/drink alter for that one, Qoheleth."

I'm gonna sit across a table, chew my food with my mouth closed, tell a few jokes, and that's all...

Posted by: Qoheleth at December 30, 2015 11:58 AM (iIzG7)

133 "Your GOPe: Fighting For A Pause!" That's weak, bro.

Posted by: t-bird at December 30, 2015 11:58 AM (+c55T)

134 Taco burglary ad is problematic, possibly even racist. Only knuckle draggers from flyover country could find that funny. We give it two sneers down.

Posted by: Social Justice Warriors Sensitivity Committee at December 30, 2015 11:58 AM (1BQGO)

135 Maybe Kirk didn't like the billets doux he's been getting back in his pre-paid FR envelopes. Mine aren't especially subtle: "Dear Sen. Kirk Just a note to tell you you're a complete asshole from RINOland. Yours Very Truly (etc.)"

Posted by: mnw at December 30, 2015 11:58 AM (vFd8X)

136 I do not understand what those first three words in your headline mean.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at December 30, 2015 11:59 AM (mFLaM)

137

The GOP only knows two Japanese rituals: kabuki and seppuku.

Posted by: wth at December 30, 2015 11:59 AM (HgMAr)

138 Pause. Look it up.

Posted by: Daniel Webster at December 30, 2015 12:00 PM (8aOqE)

139 gope: we are thinking of a bill that says stuff so back off because shut up

Posted by: eman at December 30, 2015 12:00 PM (MQEz6)

140 "The GOP only knows two Japanese rituals: kabuki and seppuku."

I only know two rituals myself: chewing bubblegum and kicking ass.  I'm looking for candidates who are all out of bubblegum.

Posted by: Qoheleth at December 30, 2015 12:00 PM (iIzG7)

141 I predict it never leaves the senate

Posted by: ThunderB at December 30, 2015 12:00 PM (zOTsN)

142 Taco burglary ad is problematic, possibly even racist. Only knuckle draggers from flyover country could find that funny. We give it two sneers down. Posted by: Social Justice Warriors Sensitivity Committee Fifteen minutes is up, slackers! Back to work!

Posted by: SJWSC's boss at Ted's Taco Town at December 30, 2015 12:00 PM (9krrF)

143 Meanwhile, 565K people have signed a petition in the UK asking the government to bar Donald Trump from entry to the country. This is apparently being considered at an official level.

One more reason to vote for Trump.

Can you imagine the utter consternation in Whitehall if Trump were to be sworn in as President and then proceeded to... completely ignore the UK? For _years_?

It would be even more funny if Trump cancelled the sale to the UK military of the F-35B (or better yet shut down that whole farcical program). The Brits have two new aircraft carriers on the building ways for which the F-35B is the *only* jet compatible with the design of the ship.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 30, 2015 12:00 PM (noWW6)

144 The GOP only knows two Japanese rituals: kabuki and seppuku.

And sometimes the GOPe gets them confused and instead commits kappuku...

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 30, 2015 12:01 PM (WnA2J)

145 I do not understand what those first three words in your headline mean. The GOP will fight on Tuesday for a cheeseburger today.

Posted by: t-bird at December 30, 2015 12:01 PM (+c55T)

146 Golly, did something happen in California that may have changed things?

Posted by: eman at December 30, 2015 12:02 PM (MQEz6)

147 The GOP only knows two Japanese rituals: kabuki and seppuku. There can be only one...

Posted by: Bukkake at December 30, 2015 12:02 PM (+c55T)

148 Awful lot of doubters around here.

http://reaganiterepublicanresistance.blogspot.com/

1st pic

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at December 30, 2015 12:02 PM (DL2i+)

149 Our national policy discussion has become stultified, stilted, and hyperstylized, like the rituals of disagreement among the Japanese, to the point where no one can say what they think. The difference is the role of shame in Japanese society. Shame scares the shit out of them, that's why they have those stylized rituals, to avoid shame at all costs. Plus, the safety valve of seppuku. Which the more savage part of me would LOVE to see adopted by the American Political Class.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 30, 2015 12:02 PM (j4wsR)

150 Did the GOPe roofie this thread?

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at December 30, 2015 12:02 PM (DLIIY)

151 Until the GOP reads Machiavelli and takes it to heart, and until they begin to listen to the rest of us, they are not my party. Not any more. Posted by: Diogenes at December 30, 2015 04:53 PM (r65B3) America can be divided into three parts...

Posted by: G. Julius Caeser at December 30, 2015 12:02 PM (vBeA5)

152 Quoheleth You lifted the bubblegum from Rowdy Roddy Piper? from the movie "They Live."

Posted by: mnw at December 30, 2015 12:03 PM (vFd8X)

153 People keep saying "Don't trust Trump, he'll screw you!" Well I've already been screwed so often by Boehner, McConnell, McCain, and now Ryan, that it doesn't hurt so much anymore. It is just a humiliating feeling of shame. And I know that Jeb!, Rubio, Kasich and Fat Boy will be happy to bend me over if they win. Much less what will happen if the Wicked Witch of Washington DC wins. Maybe Trump will screw me too. But, then again, he actually might not. I'll take the chance.

Posted by: rd at December 30, 2015 12:04 PM (Ltj2h)

154 GOP Will Fight For Pause in Refugee Resettlement Really? The GOP that I used to belong to? Sidebet anyone?

Posted by: Chicago Vota at December 30, 2015 12:04 PM (mPQ7K)

155 Whaaaaat? Isn't the first rule of GOPe Fight Club not to fight?

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at December 30, 2015 12:04 PM (nSW/N)

156 No one can or should agree to play a game by rules which are explicitly designed to cause his losing everything, always. I dunno, we made out pretty well.

Posted by: Washington Generals at December 30, 2015 12:05 PM (k9qR4)

157 >>> Plus, the safety valve of seppuku. Which the more savage part of me would LOVE to see adopted by the American Political Class. Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 30, 2015 05:02 PM (j4wsR) Some days I wish dueling were still allowed...weed out a lot of the worst ones that way. Maybe not the snivelling cowards, but the other idiots.

Posted by: LizLem at December 30, 2015 12:05 PM (hvf9s)

158 "You lifted the bubblegum from Rowdy Roddy Piper?"

Well, it seemed like a good response to wth; and besides, a good movie quote, well-timed, trumps an actual original thought.

Posted by: Qoheleth at December 30, 2015 12:05 PM (iIzG7)

159 Who are the ten to primary? Posted by: Golfman _______ Ryan Scalise McCarthy Tom Cole (Oklahoma) Hal Rogers Don Young Peter King

Posted by: Furious George at December 30, 2015 12:07 PM (3GAnN)

160

And sometimes the GOPe gets them confused and instead commits kappuku...---- Anna Puma

 

I don't want to think about where the sword goes in that instance.. 

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Whale at December 30, 2015 12:07 PM (uhftQ)

161 Taco Bulgery? It was a chicken burrito in the movie Battleship.

Posted by: Mateusz at December 30, 2015 12:07 PM (gKnC5)

162 "Who are the ten to primary?"

And what, just shoot the rest?  Well, okay, then.

Posted by: Qoheleth at December 30, 2015 12:07 PM (iIzG7)

163 147 The GOP only knows two Japanese rituals: kabuki and seppuku. There can be only one... Posted by: Bukkake at December 30, 2015 05:02 PM (+c55T) I love to laugh. Thanks.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 30, 2015 12:08 PM (AC18V)

164 Who are the ten to primary?
Posted by: Golfman
_______

Ryan
Scalise
McCarthy
Tom Cole (Oklahoma)
Hal Rogers
Don Young
Peter King

Posted by: Furious George at December 30, 2015 05:07 PM (3GAnN)

==================================================



That's seven.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at December 30, 2015 12:09 PM (dFi94)

165 "That's seven."

We were told there wouldn't be any math here.

Posted by: Qoheleth at December 30, 2015 12:09 PM (iIzG7)

166 You lifted the bubblegum from Rowdy Roddy Piper? from the movie "They Live." Posted by: mnw at December 30, 2015 05:03 PM (vFd8X) Trump lifted a Rowdy Roddy Piper move too. "Just when you (the GOPe MSM) think you know the answers, I Change The Questions!"

Posted by: rd at December 30, 2015 12:09 PM (Ltj2h)

167 Tilikum, where do you think the Dems stick it.

Well back to writing.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 30, 2015 12:09 PM (WnA2J)

168 The Trump Effect.

Posted by: eleven at December 30, 2015 12:10 PM (qUNWi)

169 Yeah, Trump is probably going to screw us with some lefty policies, maybe a lot of them. But I'm confident that he'll actually go to the mattresses for SOME conservative policies. I figure we'd get about 5-10% of what we want with Trump in the White House. With anyone else in the primary, 0% is what I realistically expect, even from my guy Cruz.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 30, 2015 12:10 PM (j4wsR)

170 Ryan Scalise McCarthy Tom Cole (Oklahoma) Hal Rogers Don Young Peter King Posted by: Furious George at December 30, 2015 05:07 PM (3GAnN) ================================================== That's seven. Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at December 30, 2015 05:09 PM (dFi94) Use the money & energy for the other three to take out McCarthy.

Posted by: The Fools Golden Hat at December 30, 2015 12:10 PM (vBeA5)

171 "The difference is the role of shame in Japanese society. Shame scares the shit out of them, that's why they have those stylized rituals, to avoid shame at all costs. Plus, the safety valve of seppuku. Which the more savage part of me would LOVE to see adopted by the American Political Class. Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 30, 2015 05:02 PM (j4wsR) " Oh, the Left has a healthy shame culture. It's just based around perpetuating their con. Hence, the "shame" of being "outed" as some manner of "-ist" which ultimately comes down to nothing more than Muh Feelz.

Posted by: Saber Alter at December 30, 2015 12:10 PM (eawKK)

172 Pretty much all the rest were tied for 8th?

Posted by: Furious George at December 30, 2015 12:11 PM (3GAnN)

173 Who are the ten to primary? Posted by: Golfman _______ .... Peter King There's a good Peter King (R-A Square State) and there's an evil Peter King (R-ish, Long Squishia).

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 30, 2015 12:11 PM (1xUj/)

174 I thought we had ampersands? &&&&&&&

Posted by: rd at December 30, 2015 12:11 PM (Ltj2h)

175 If there's anyone around the 1st Congressional District here that's making any noise about primary-ing Ryan, I haven't heard of it.  It could be because there's not a snowball's chance in hell, or because my hearing aids need new batteries.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at December 30, 2015 12:12 PM (dFi94)

176 The left has no shame, they lack the conscience. Shame in the hands of the left is a tool to beat up honorable, honest people who do feel guilty, often over something they have not done.

Posted by: Mateusz at December 30, 2015 12:12 PM (gKnC5)

177 I don;t trust Trump, I don;t like Trump. I don't believe Trump. That said, I love the way he's unafraid to say whatever. I wish a couple people I prefer would speak with such clarity and fearlessness as long as it;s the truth. Prolly askin' too much tho.

Posted by: THE big old fat guy at December 30, 2015 12:12 PM (uFW3M)

178 Trump laffs at the Left's shame culture.

Posted by: eleven at December 30, 2015 12:12 PM (qUNWi)

179 Use the money & energy for the other three to take out McCarthy. Posted by: The Fools Golden Hat at December 30, 2015 05:10 PM (vBeA5) Pleeeeeze don't forget Renee Ellmers.

Posted by: CoC at December 30, 2015 12:13 PM (48QDY)

180 What is behind the act of ritual suicide, seppuku or that old term hari-kari, is by this act of killing oneself, the person atones and wipes away the misdeeds that lead to the act.

It is a get out of jail and immediately become one of the guardian spirits of Japan card.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 30, 2015 12:13 PM (WnA2J)

181 To all the commies in the other half, Trump's attitude and ability to shift the Overton Window is just about The Worst Thing Ever. Posted by: zombie at December 30, 2015 04:27 PM

Not just the commies. Plenty of organisms ostensibly "On Our Side" find Trump to be Worse Than the Worst. See the Witches of Salem for a prime example.

I would suggest those who are in the "I still don't like Trump, but..." crowd wake up and smell the excrement: he has done what no other Republican has the balls to do, and this is to draw meaningful lines between that which is right, patriotic and good for THIS country, and the hateful, treasonous babblings of those committed to selling us out.

And, BTW, no other Republican has joined him in doing this. Not Cruz, not Heb!, not Rubio or Shuckabee.

Posted by: Mr Scribbler at December 30, 2015 12:13 PM (z/vax)

182 So, Chelsea's real father is Webster Hubbell because Bill shoots blanks? Is that what I am hearing?

Posted by: droopy snoopy at December 30, 2015 12:14 PM (3MNCs)

183 Pretty much all the rest were tied for 8th? Posted by: Furious George at December 30, 2015 05:11 PM (3GAnN Golf clap.

Posted by: CoC at December 30, 2015 12:14 PM (48QDY)

184 Aren't we overdue for a new thread?

Posted by: Weasel at December 30, 2015 12:15 PM (e3bId)

185 Chelsea looks exactly like a cross between Bill and Hill. Bless her heart. No outside genes as far as I can see.

Posted by: eleven at December 30, 2015 12:15 PM (qUNWi)

186 GOPe got some polling they did not like, hence, this.  Nothing more.

Posted by: oddnot not liking these times at December 30, 2015 12:16 PM (g1MTt)

187 That's seven. Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at December 30, 2015 05:09 PM (dFi94) You have passed the first test, Grasshopper...

Posted by: Master Po at December 30, 2015 12:16 PM (8ZskC)

188 Paul Ryan, clean-shaven, was terrific up until that weird incident with Scotty's transporter.

Posted by: Twilight Zone Nuclear Vault Survivor at December 30, 2015 12:16 PM (Y25kh)

189 Meg for Mac on the 5... I thought black was supposed to be slimming?

Posted by: Jed at December 30, 2015 12:16 PM (C6IIn)

190 Speaking of shame, the real reason Cosby is being burned at the stack for practicing witchcraft is to send a message to all the others in hollywood who have done the same thing. If everyone in Hollywood who had done the same thing were in prison, hollywood would be a ghost town.

Posted by: Mateusz at December 30, 2015 12:16 PM (gKnC5)

191 175 If there's anyone around the 1st Congressional District here that's making any noise about primary-ing Ryan, I haven't heard of it. It could be because there's not a snowball's chance in hell, or because my hearing aids need new batteries.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at December 30, 2015 05:12 PM (dFi94)


I linked to an article last week that discussed some woman who intends to primary him. There is also one primarying McShitty.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at December 30, 2015 12:17 PM (t2KH5)

192 Was there enough time to put this in the omnibus? Geek culture sock off

Posted by: bourbonchicken at December 30, 2015 12:18 PM (Y25kh)

193 182 So, Chelsea's real father is Webster Hubbell because Bill shoots blanks? Is that what I am hearing? Posted by: droopy snoopy at December 30, 2015 05:14 PM (3MNCs) I'm learning... https://mobile.twitter.com/golfman60

Posted by: CoC at December 30, 2015 12:18 PM (48QDY)

194 "I would suggest those who are in the "I still don't like Trump, but..." crowd wake up and smell the excrement: he has done what no other Republican has the balls to do, and this is to draw meaningful lines between that which is right, patriotic and good for THIS country, and the hateful, treasonous babblings of those committed to selling us out. And, BTW, no other Republican has joined him in doing this. Not Cruz, not Heb!, not Rubio or Shuckabee. Posted by: Mr Scribbler at December 30, 2015 05:13 PM (z/vax)" That was me before Trump started getting results even though he isn't even in the primaries yet. He's been forcing the GOPe back toward some semblance of common sense (even as they continuously whinge about having to do so and pretend it isn't Trump forcing them) and shoving the Left's pseudo-shame culture up their asses. It's not just entertaining any more: it's what the damn country needs. A political enema. Whether or not this train has brakes has yet to be seen, but whatever happens, he's been undeniably good for the country.

Posted by: Saber Alter at December 30, 2015 12:21 PM (eawKK)

195 I linked to an article last week that discussed some woman who intends to primary him. There is also one primarying McShitty.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 30, 2015 05:17 PM (t2KH5)

======================================================



I did not see that, Vic.  I must have missed it in the Christmas rush.  I'll dig for it.  Thanks.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at December 30, 2015 12:22 PM (dFi94)

196 Look at a picture of Chelsea pre-plastic surgery and she is the spitting image of Hubbell.

Posted by: Cheri at December 30, 2015 12:24 PM (oiNtH)

197 Hah. Suck it firsters. There's a nood and you're not there.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 30, 2015 12:25 PM (1xUj/)

198 he has done what no other Republican has the balls to do, and this is to draw meaningful lines We'll take credit for it, but we don't have to like it!

Posted by: The GOPe at December 30, 2015 12:25 PM (+c55T)

199 Ace: Our national policy discussion has become stultified, stilted, and hyperstylized, like the rituals of disagreement among the Japanese, to the point where no one can say what they think.

Craven squish, who won't mention Steve Sailer or anyone else to the right of NRO, complains about Kabuki conservatism.

Posted by: chedolf at December 30, 2015 12:26 PM (kQeO0)

200

184

Aren't we overdue for a new thread?

Posted by: Weasel at December 30, 2015 05:15 PM (e3bId)

.....................

 

We haven't yet gotten around to the odd shape of certain politician's heads.

Posted by: wth at December 30, 2015 12:27 PM (HgMAr)

201 If there's anyone around the 1st Congressional District here that's making any noise about primary-ing Ryan, I haven't heard of it. It could be because there's not a snowball's chance in hell, or because my hearing aids need new batteries. Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at December 30, 2015 05:12 PM (dFi94) Wisconsin Conservative and US Veteran Considering Primary Run Against Paul Ryan A facebook page was set up to primary Paul Ryan from Congress. http://preview.tinyurl.com/na53uwu

Posted by: The Primary Hat at December 30, 2015 12:27 PM (vBeA5)

202 People won't don the sunglasses without a fight.

Posted by: bourbonchicken at December 30, 2015 12:27 PM (Y25kh)

203 I did not see that, Vic. I must have missed it in the Christmas rush. I'll dig for it. Thanks.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at December 30, 2015 05:22 PM (dFi94)


Probably be easier to do a Bing search for Ryan Primary.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at December 30, 2015 12:28 PM (t2KH5)

204 Here's an article discussing the work to primary Ryan.


http://bit.ly/1IEEuuv

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at December 30, 2015 12:29 PM (t2KH5)

205 A little push back on the Making a Murder bs: http://goo.gl/ZWFRJj I wouldnt call him a good kid. Good kids dont rape women who are begging you not to do it. Nor do they slit throats.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 30, 2015 12:30 PM (iQIUe)

206 nood

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at December 30, 2015 12:30 PM (t2KH5)

207 Damn, is that a spine I see growing- Nah.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at December 30, 2015 12:31 PM (LA7Cm)

208 I hope I'm wrong about Trump. All I see him doing since he entered the race is taking away face time that would have gone to Cruz. I don't see Cruz winning the primary now because he hasn't had the opportunity to state his case like he would have without The Donald. Cruz would have been the designated conservative rabble rouser that grabbed the base. Not so much anymore. Admittedly Trump will grab more LIV vote than Cruz could have hoped to get.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 30, 2015 12:32 PM (AC18V)

209 Now that this thread is pretty much finished, let me say that the comments on it have been Andrew-Breitbart-worthy. Thanks, Morons, for your wit and wisdom.

Posted by: Avogadra at December 30, 2015 12:32 PM (IfXfv)

210 That's the very same "resettlement" program which only two weeks ago Paul Ryan made sure was topped off with full funding through fiscal year 2018. Posted by: torquewrench at December 30, 2015 04:33 PM (noWW6) Yep, they just want to pass a bunch of stuff that Obama will veto. Failure theater.

Posted by: WOPR at December 30, 2015 12:34 PM (WVeiZ)

211 Seagull in the house.....

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 30, 2015 12:35 PM (j4wsR)

212 Trump is already Presidenting.

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at December 30, 2015 01:09 PM (xetep)

213 depends on the day of the week. Posted by: ace
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This.

I would add, however, there is no going back to the GOP until they have assumed a Trumpian mindset on every single issue they "vow to fight".  To the end, polls be damned, donors be damned. They have visited the Biggest of Burns and Betrayals on their voters and this is one that will never support them until they start fixing what they joined in the Left and 'rats in breaking.  Or lay bloodied and dying trying. 

These short-sighted elites have shat on the Founding Fathers' great creation and every veteran that has fought for it and every supporter that believed their words and promises in seeking to preserve it.  That stink will be nigh impossible to remove. Well, one would have thought it nigh impossible to so weaken the US in 7 years but they did that.  So they know they can do it.  If they can do that, they can do the reverse.  Think Reagan. 

Posted by: oddnot not liking these times at December 30, 2015 01:17 PM (g1MTt)

214 Kabuki Fucking Theater They will fall short of the 60 votes and they know they will, squish or no squish

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at December 30, 2015 01:19 PM (voOPb)

215 Mark Kirk is a bane to my existence, bill the did beat BHO ordained successor when the chips were down. This is a purely political ploy in the People's Republic of Illinois and I like it

Posted by: TheThinMan at December 30, 2015 02:03 PM (lc1Qv)

216 Illinois needs a champion to challenge "mark kirk"

Posted by: TheThinMan at December 30, 2015 02:05 PM (lc1Qv)

217 Trump is showing the Art of the Deal with the GOP every bit as much as he is with the media and the Dems.

Posted by: Kenth at December 30, 2015 02:05 PM (QolCq)

218 27 So does this mean that Trump just in the length of his campaign has done more good than the entire Republican membership of Congress since the last election? Since the last six years? Posted by: shillelagh at December 30, 2015 04:29 PM (L3vVL) ---- He'd already done that prior to this Kirk theater.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at December 30, 2015 02:55 PM (MbrzC)

219 Bullshit the GOP will fight for a pause. They just finished voting to fund the refugee program in its entirety including the refugees that will eventually kill Americans.

Posted by: redbanzai at December 30, 2015 06:27 PM (NPofj)

220 Thin Man Your lips to God's ear! That piece of shit corksoaker Kirk votes to fund Planned Parenthood and Obama's amnesty. Next to McCain, he's the worst RINO left. Unfortunately, he has no primary challenger, probably because the IL GOP is the original inspiration for The Walking Dead.

Posted by: mnw at January 09, 2016 05:19 PM (2yO6m)

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