June 29, 2015

So, Donald Trump
— DrewM

Republicans are starting to get kind of freaked out about this whole Trump thing.

“Donald Trump is like watching a roadside accident,” said former George W. Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer. “Everybody pulls over to see the mess. And Trump thinks that’s entertainment. But running for president is serious. And the risk for the party is he tarnishes everybody.”

Those risks were amplified this week after a trio of polls showed him likely to earn a coveted invitation to the party’s debates, which ironically were restructured with the very goal of avoiding the circus-like atmosphere of 2012. Giving Trump a major platform just as the country is tuning in is not exactly the Big Tent the party’s bigwigs had in mind..

“I’m not excited about somebody as divisive as Trump or somebody as obnoxious as Trump being on the debate stage,” one RNC member confessed.

First, a bit of throat clearing: Trump is an ass. He's a liberal. He's not going to be President or even the nominee.

With that out of the way, contra that RNC member, I'm giddy at the prospect of the GOP having to deal with Trump.

He's very valuable in one key way, holding a mirror up to what is wrong with the GOP. The "serious" candidates are awful. They are milquetoast.

John Kasich and Marco Rubio...hey, SCOTUS ruled on gay marriage, move on.

Jeb Bush...nuke the filibuster to get rid of ObamaCare? Gee, I don't know let me think about that.

Scott Walker says he'd nuke the filibuster to repeal ObamaCare but his personality isn't exactly...electrifying.

Trump is a clown but he's says things people are feeling. I know conservatives hate the whole "I have feels!" thing but guess what...people do. You need to acknowledge them, reflect them and connect with them.

Republican candidates are far more at home in the boardroom or the congressional hearing room than the living room and it shows in the candidates they keep picking.

Remember how Romney got crushed on the very important "cares about people like me" metric? I bet Trump, for all his money, scores off the charts on that.

Rubio probably comes closest but as you saw in his reaction to the SSM decision, he's really most passionate about amnesty, how much he loves America and a hawkish foreign policy. He never really talks about smaller government or out of control government. He just wants to be the rationale manager of it.

Unless and until the GOP can find a candidate who hits the sweet spot of being seen as a plausible President and caring about people's lives, it's going to be in big trouble.

Posted by: DrewM at 07:18 AM | Comments (504)
Post contains 446 words, total size 3 kb.

1 1

Posted by: mallfly at June 29, 2015 07:19 AM (qSIlh)

2 And what have the Republicans done lately?

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at June 29, 2015 07:20 AM (AC0lD)

3 "And the risk for the party is he tarnishes everybody." How do you tarnish that which is already an embarrassment?

Posted by: Drill_Thrawl at June 29, 2015 07:22 AM (fO0en)

4 No one is freaked out by Trump. Sheesh!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 29, 2015 07:23 AM (iQIUe)

5 Second look at Perry? Why can't we get Nikki Haley in the race?

Posted by: MTF at June 29, 2015 07:24 AM (DkJ4E)

6

No one is freaked out by Trump

---

well, his hair scares me a little

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at June 29, 2015 07:24 AM (/eTPT)

7 I would never vote for Trump, but I'm all for him being on the debate stage, if only for the hilarity that is like to ensue. "Romney wanted to bet Perry $10,000 in 2012. Pocket change. I'll bet any of you $100 million, to the charity of the winners choice, that I'm right and you're wrong. Not only because I really believe in what I'm saying, but because I'm fabulously wealthy, due to my off the charts financial brilliance." And the other 20 or so people running are mostly clowns and/or corrupt aristocrats anyways, so what difference does one extra clown/ corrupt aristocrat really make? Especially if he's funny?

Posted by: mynewhandle at June 29, 2015 07:24 AM (AkOaV)

8 I see more libs raging about Trump than I do conservatives. Hmmmm, gets me thinking. He scares them.

Posted by: Drill_Thrawl at June 29, 2015 07:24 AM (fO0en)

9 Like I said, Id be THRILLED TO PIECES to have Trump as president than anyone else except Cruz, Walker, or Paul.

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 29, 2015 07:25 AM (/6AND)

10

Why can't we get Nikki Haley in the race?

---

an immigrant Can't Be President!!!

Posted by: Ann Coulter at June 29, 2015 07:25 AM (/eTPT)

11 I love the "we cant have Trump running on the R side, he'll tarnish the rest!!!!" coming from the same crowd who doesn't care that a socialist, a corrupt "charity" owner, a fake Indian, and a guy name Vermin Supreme are the D prospects right now.

Posted by: mynewhandle at June 29, 2015 07:26 AM (AkOaV)

12 If no one is making a strong case for conservative policies, then the public will shift left after listening to the left making their case.

You can't beat something with nothing...and the GOPe has run presidential nothings for two elections in a row.


Posted by: 18-1 at June 29, 2015 07:26 AM (78TbK)

13 Is Nikki Haley not running? She must be the only republican sitting this race out.

Posted by: SH at June 29, 2015 07:26 AM (gmeXX)

14 Trump is the only R running on something. All the others are running on Nothing.

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 29, 2015 07:26 AM (/6AND)

15 Yes, Drew--because as we all remember, Perot tunred 41 into a real conservative. Sarc fully intended.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 29, 2015 07:27 AM (659DL)

16
Trump is the only R running on something. All the others are running on Nothing.
___
I've got the amnesty thing.

Posted by: Jeb Bush at June 29, 2015 07:27 AM (78TbK)

17 F--k the GOPe in particular. I hate them almost as much as the Dems.

Posted by: Citizen X at June 29, 2015 07:28 AM (7ObY1)

18 OT, but can someone please remove that photo of that unfortunate dog on the sidebar? Sheesh....

Posted by: JoeF. at June 29, 2015 07:28 AM (ztSO2)

19 They're all liberals. Including both Manchurian Candidates from Cuba.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 29, 2015 07:28 AM (CdIQH)

20 Trump is the only R running on something. Please tell me what that is other tha "big, squeaky red noses."

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 29, 2015 07:29 AM (659DL)

21 "I bet Trump, for all his money, scores off the charts on that." Seriously? Romney was the perfect candidate for the Dems to run against because he was a walking liberal caricature of Republicans. If anything, Trump is worse. Romney is a rich white businessman. Trump is a rich white businessman whose catchphrase is "You're fired." That's not the kind of guy that "cares about people like me." That's the kind of guy that cares about money. Just to be clear, we're talking about appearances here. Whether or not Trump actually cares about the average person doesn't mean anything if the average voter doesn't think he does.

Posted by: joe dirt at June 29, 2015 07:29 AM (34w2E)

22 You know what conservatives have feels for? Abortion.

Posted by: SH at June 29, 2015 07:29 AM (gmeXX)

23 Trump ruffled the right feather -- that alone is worth my vote.

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 29, 2015 07:29 AM (/6AND)

24 "Republican candidates are far more at home in the boardroom or the congressional hearing room than the living room and it shows in the candidates they keep picking." That's not really the issue anymore. They're just fuc*ing cowards or quislings is the issue.

Posted by: rrpjr at June 29, 2015 07:29 AM (s/yC1)

25 There are a great many clusters of low-hanging ideological fruit that the Party of Stoopid are ignoring, to their and the country's great peril. Fr'instance: how come they're constantly ignoring the deficit? No American household can continue to function economically as this government is currently doing. Who the fuck gets to spend 150% or more of its income every single day? How does that even begin to make sense? Therein lies the perfect reason and justification for dismantling the World's Largest Organization (TM). But is anyone in the GOPe field making that argument? If they are, I sure haven't heard it. The economy is dragging along the bottom, yet no one other than Cruz is even mentioning it. Unless and until somebody decides to start talking about the things that are negatively affecting the majority of Americans and comes up with concrete ways to fix them, this will not change. There is no future that includes ignoring reality for long.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t [/i][/s][/b][/u] at June 29, 2015 07:30 AM (eEb+d)

26 I really don't think any of these candidates has a snowballs chance in hell of defeating any of the Democrat nominees. We've reached a tipping point politically and culturally where once the word liberal was considered the worst thing to be called or labeled, it's now conservstive. We are now a center-left country going ever leftward. I don't see how that turns around. If the SCOAMF gets another SCOTUS pick it's pretty much all over but the shouting.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 29, 2015 07:30 AM (1SzQh)

27 Ship the Republican Establishment to the Camps.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 29, 2015 07:30 AM (CdIQH)

28 Not only is Trump NOT conservative, he's the perfect candidate for the LIV's. I had no less than 3 people come up to me all excited that Trump was going to "Build a wall and make Mexico pay for it! Yeah!" All were Democrats.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 29, 2015 07:31 AM (ztSO2)

29 If Trump is giving the RNC heartburn, how can that be bad?
 
I say hide the antacid remedies. In other words --
 
Let It Burn

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 29, 2015 07:31 AM (DblUs)

30 The man has big hair.  And by that I mean he has one hair, and it's big and it's wrapped round and round and back and forth on his head to create that strange looking bird nest. And it's dyed blonde.  And he has tanning bed eyes.

Posted by: Sphynx at June 29, 2015 07:31 AM (OZmbA)

31 Given Our idiocratic electorate, how much do you think a simple campaign slogan of "He cares about people like you" would move the needle.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 29, 2015 07:31 AM (O7MnT)

32 Trump never awarded the "Liberty Medal" to Cankles, so he's got that going for him.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 29, 2015 07:32 AM (8ZskC)

33 He is the perfect candidate to lead our Idiocracy.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 29, 2015 07:32 AM (CdIQH)

34 One mild correction, Drew: teh Donald is not just saying what people are "feeling" (I know the HQ disdain for expressing "feelings"), but what they know.

For example: we know damn well that he -- alone in the world of wannabe preezys -- is telling the truth about the illegals that are flooding the country. In fact, to make a short story shorter, I have yet to hear him say anything (at least during his "campaign") that isn't true.

Which puts him far ahead of all the rest, from Choom Boy and Hitlery to The Cruz Missile and Marco Woobio and Jeb!.

Trump stands up for his own clownish self, not whining about what others "do to him" but asserting himself. If Scooty Walker got in a tiff with Oooooneeeveeeshun, he'd fold like a cheap suit.

So, far all his many faults, I think it's time to cut Trump a break. He's a nutcase, but by G*d, he's probably a far better American than 535 Congresscrooks, a dozen would-be presidents and one current president.

Posted by: MrScribbler[/i] at June 29, 2015 07:32 AM (P8YHq)

35 >>NIf the SCOAMF gets another SCOTUS pick it's pretty much all over but the shouting. Not if it's Ruth Buzzi Ginsburg. Then we just replace one drooling leftist with another.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 29, 2015 07:33 AM (O7MnT)

36 Trump never awarded the "Liberty Medal" to Cankles, so he's got that going for him. He gave 100K to Ma Corleone's money laundering operation what fights poverty in totally new, innovative ways.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 29, 2015 07:33 AM (659DL)

37 And the risk for the party is he tarnishes everybody."


How do you tarnish that which is already an embarrassment?

Posted by: Drill_Thrawl at June 29, 2015 12:22 PM (fO0en)

Yup

Posted by: Velvet Ambition greatest thing since before sliced bread at June 29, 2015 07:33 AM (R8hU8)

38 Ruth Buzzi Gangbang?

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 29, 2015 07:34 AM (CdIQH)

39 Nail meet head.

Trump might be entertaining. But people like him because he's a straight shooter and actually confronts issues directly. The guy is saying what most people are thinking.

The GOP didn't learn anything from Romney. Hello *knock on heads* is anybody there? People didn't relate to him. I'm motivated to vote for an uninspiring effete candidate- said nobody ever.

These candidates must have a bunch of consultants blowing smoke up their asses. The way they dance around issues would make a ballerina proud.

If we want good liars who are hiding their real intentions, we can vote for Democrats. They're better at that.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 29, 2015 07:34 AM (GGCsk)

40 "Rubio probably comes closest but as you saw in his reaction to the SSM decision, he's really most passionate about amnesty...." Got it. You can stop now, that's all I need to know. I've had enough of that kind of "fundamental transformation" already.

Posted by: Agent-J at June 29, 2015 07:34 AM (ueOgE)

41 Good points. The problem with him is that he has the Trutherism wackiness. Also, if he's in the debates, then someone with something worth hearing is OUT. Now I suppose that *could* mean the GOP abandons their stupid cut-off idea, at least in the early debates, but that's expecting a lot from the Stupid Party.

Posted by: Y-not at June 29, 2015 07:34 AM (RWGcK)

42 He is the perfect candidate to lead our Idiocracy. No, THAT would be Bernie Sanders.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 29, 2015 07:34 AM (659DL)

43 Trump knows how to work the bankruptcy law and knows how to stiff his creditors. He is exactly the man we need to get us out of debt. Elect Trump and repudiate all those trillions of dollars of federal debt.

Posted by: Khalid el Browncowski at June 29, 2015 07:34 AM (zGQ5T)

44 An unserious nation beckons.

Posted by: eleven at June 29, 2015 07:34 AM (IPzoI)

45 He is the perfect candidate to lead our Idiocracy.
___
I beg to differ

Posted by: Barack Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Obama at June 29, 2015 07:34 AM (78TbK)

46 >But running for President is serious

Really, dipshit? You think anyone still takes this seriously? The rest of the world is going to start putting the front page of the NYT in their funnies sections and you think a nationwide American Idol for untalented people is a serious endeavor?

Posted by: kartoffel at June 29, 2015 07:34 AM (fVxXv)

47 I think Trump is more akin to a reporter covering a roadside accident.

Posted by: SH at June 29, 2015 07:35 AM (gmeXX)

48 What I really need to know is Trump's take on SSM and the Confederate flag.
The are THE most important issues in our country today.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at June 29, 2015 07:35 AM (NOIQH)

49 He is the perfect candidate to lead our Idiocracy. No, THAT would be Bernie Sanders. One hears George CLooney and Ben Affleck have political ambitions.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 29, 2015 07:35 AM (O7MnT)

50 That's right boy! I have more balls than all the rest of the girls running and I actually have a JOB! I am going to build a wall, create jobs and if your a fag and wanna get married well go to Thailand for crissakes....and if I find just one sumabitch who isn't doing their job I will fire their ass. Vote Trump in '16....because that's how long my crank is too!

Posted by: The Donald at June 29, 2015 07:35 AM (D0NZx)

51 Here's another one: why do you have a front door on your home? Is it to prevent anyone from just walking in and taking whatever they want from you? Yet, every day the Mexican border is unsecured, that's exactly what's happening to the country. Again, why is no candidate making this argument? In the wake of all the news of companies' multimillionaire CEO's hiring foreign workers to replace Americans (then forcing the soon-to-be-blackballed, replaced American workers to train their replacement), how is this not happening? Poll after poll shows that we want the border closed immediately, yet it just never seems to happen.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t [/i][/s][/b][/u] at June 29, 2015 07:35 AM (eEb+d)

52 Oh, and P.S., if Bullshitico is whingeing about Trump, I'm sure Tepid Air won't be far behind. Trump messes up their Happy Fun Game of Politics.

For that reason alone, I salute him.

Posted by: MrScribbler[/i] at June 29, 2015 07:35 AM (P8YHq)

53 Ruth Buzzi Gangbang? Loved her on Laugh In.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i] at June 29, 2015 07:35 AM (EXik3)

54 elect me and i promise to get to the truth about Obama's birth certificate!

Posted by: TRUMP at June 29, 2015 07:36 AM (/eTPT)

55 43 He has what plants crave.

Posted by: Brawndo - the thirst mutilator at June 29, 2015 07:36 AM (34w2E)

56 >>And the risk for the party is he tarnishes everybody."<<

Hillary, who apparently had a senior moment regarding her emails.

That clown from Maryland playing the guitar and smoking the cheeba.

Two words: Bernie Sanders.

Be serious. The other side so far has the edge on a clown show. The only thing missing are clowns juggling fire swords.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 29, 2015 07:36 AM (GGCsk)

57 If anything, Trump  is bringing back the subject  of our open border.  That alone is worth him being in the race.

Posted by: Soona at June 29, 2015 07:36 AM (P25Hh)

58 Rush is on right now trying to buck up the troops, saying that we shouldn't give up fighting for conservative social issues--even though it's the Democrats who always "bring them up." He's right on that, but do you know why they bring them up? Because some conservative always takes a bite out of that offered apple and it never works out. I'm tired of the culture war. We have been fighting it since Reagan and we lost. We lost that right out of the box. I'll be happy with a good economy and a strong defense. Evangelicals and my own Catholics worried about social issues? Raise your OWN kids up right. The state isn't going to, and we shouldn't expect them to....

Posted by: JoeF. at June 29, 2015 07:37 AM (ztSO2)

59 America needs a presidente who recognizes the dynamism and inherent superiority of the average illegal alien over dumb American sloth-workers. Donald Trump would keep these valuable assets in Mexico.

Posted by: El Gobernador Jeb Bush at June 29, 2015 07:37 AM (8ZskC)

60 Donald Trump/Geraldo Rivera 2016 Fire everyone and open all the secret vaults.

Posted by: Khalid el Browncowski at June 29, 2015 07:37 AM (zGQ5T)

61 OT: re: reciprocal CCW - What about fishing licenses?

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at June 29, 2015 07:37 AM (DL2i+)

62 In 2012 I predicted almost to the day when Trump would drop out. He's a diva, and he loves the dramatic entrance as much as the exit. But as someone wrote, the GOP is responsible for Trump. If people did they're fucking jobs we wouldn't need or have these clowns. But if Trump is the nominee (these are strange times and anything is possible) I'll vote for him a lot more enthusiastically than I did Romney. Trump at least will provide some entertaining unpredictability (a big plus over soul-deadening RINO monotony and cravenness) and seems the appropriate escort into end times.

Posted by: rrpjr at June 29, 2015 07:38 AM (s/yC1)

63 I'm going to go full Operation Chaos and campaign for Trump. The GOP deserves him.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at June 29, 2015 07:38 AM (eytER)

64 I have mixed feelings about Trump. He reminds me in a way of Perot. He makes me laugh and yet I like what he says. Btw, besides Rubio I think the other candidate who may come close to say what we feel is Carly F.

Posted by: Avi at June 29, 2015 07:38 AM (4bND1)

65 Amazing Politico needs to talk about Trump when the Dems have always run circus clowns - Denis Kucinich or Al Sharpton, anyone?

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at June 29, 2015 07:38 AM (NOIQH)

66 14
Trump is the only R running on something. All the others are running on Nothing.
==========
Not true: They have very finely tuned catch-phrases, platitudes, focus group rhetoric and pablum, the best available--all for the low, low cost of no action!!!

Posted by: RoyalOil at June 29, 2015 07:38 AM (ZvKdv)

67 I loved Ruth Buzzi  on Psychic  Friends  Network.

Posted by: eleven at June 29, 2015 07:38 AM (IPzoI)

68 What I really need to know is Trump's take on SSM and the Confederate flag. The are THE most important issues in our country today. Posted by: Lizzy -------------------- Meh..., well..., OK. But I'm number three.

Posted by: Self-Mutilated Jenner at June 29, 2015 07:38 AM (9mTYi)

69
Yes, Drew--because as we all remember, Perot tunred 41 into a real conservative.
Posted by: Circa



Perot ran because none of the Republicans* were willing to run against an incumbent, effete useless liberal through Bush was.

Not Ross' fault a GOP contender wouldn't suit up.

*Except Pat Buchanan

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 29, 2015 07:38 AM (kdS6q)

70 re: reciprocal CCW - What about fishing licenses? Posted by: DaveA

Sure, why not?  Federalism is entirely defunct.

Posted by: Moderate Salami at June 29, 2015 07:38 AM (/Ho8c)

71 I wish Trump would simply run for governor of NY. It can't get any worse here, so what the heck.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 29, 2015 07:39 AM (GGCsk)

72 What I really need to know is Trump's take on SSM and the Confederate flag. The are THE most important issues in our country today. Posted by: Lizzy -------------------- Meh..., well..., OK. But I'm number three. Posted by: Self-Mutilated Jenner ---- Hey...!

Posted by: Poser Dolezal. at June 29, 2015 07:39 AM (9mTYi)

73 Alternate post title: Our Donald Trump Problem

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 29, 2015 07:39 AM (/6AND)

74 Also, if he's in the debates, then someone with something worth hearing is OUT.  Posted by: Y-not at June 29, 2015 12:34 PM

You lost me right there, Y-not.

Which one of the Republicans has anything to say that's actually worth troweling out the earwax to hear?

In the immortal words of D.D. Eisenhower, "give me a week and I might think of one."

Posted by: MrScribbler[/i] at June 29, 2015 07:39 AM (P8YHq)

75 Another celeb with Lyme disease. Who knew so many were into camping?? Seriously, why do so many have it and why is it such a mystery that the docs cant diagnosis it right away?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 29, 2015 07:39 AM (iQIUe)

76 "re: reciprocal CCW - What about fishing licenses?" What about plumbers and electricians? and Lawyers? and real estate agents.

Posted by: Khalid el Browncowski at June 29, 2015 07:39 AM (zGQ5T)

77 I'm tired of the culture war. . Posted by: JoeF. at June 29, 2015 12:37 PM (ztSO2) The problem is, the other side isn't.

Posted by: rrpjr at June 29, 2015 07:39 AM (s/yC1)

78 Why do clickbait ads always just have random people's  faces as clickbait?

What's up with that?





Who are....these  people?

Posted by: eleven at June 29, 2015 07:39 AM (IPzoI)

79 Perot ran because none of the Republicans* were willing to run against an incumbent, effete useless liberal through Bush was. Not Ross' fault a GOP contender wouldn't suit up. The whole idea of legitimizing an idiot in the hope that it will sober everyone up is nonsense.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 29, 2015 07:40 AM (659DL)

80 The left is scared of Teh Donald because his name recognition equals Hillary's and trumps everyone elses. In the politics of celebrity and sound bites, he has a strong established brand.

Posted by: @votermom at June 29, 2015 07:40 AM (cbfNE)

81 >>Yet, every day the Mexican border is unsecured Not according to the Democrats/MFM. "The border has never been more secure," they tell us. Mainly because Obama has transformed the CBP into a welcoming committee. They catch everyone coming in and hand them a welfare application. That's how they have "secured" the border.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 29, 2015 07:40 AM (O7MnT)

82

Really, dipshit? You think anyone still takes this seriously? The rest of the world is going to start putting the front page of the NYT in their funnies sections and you think a nationwide American Idol for untalented people is a serious endeavor?

----

I see a new show....THE CANDIDATE.

3 political consultants listen to the candidates speak for 30 seconds with thier backs turned. First one to push the buzzer 'get's that candidate for their team. Then they have 12 weeks to whip thier mesagge into goo. Each week the viewers vote off one candidate until we have a nominee.

So i'm thinking Steve Schmidt, Karl Rove and Donna Braizille

 

Posted by: TRUMP at June 29, 2015 07:40 AM (/eTPT)

83
All the others are running on Nothing.

Not true: They have very finely tuned catch-phrases, platitudes, focus group rhetoric and pablum, the best available--all for the low, low cost of no action!!!
Posted by: RoyalOil




Jeb! 2016: Mine, mine, mine! Gimme, gimme, gimme!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 29, 2015 07:40 AM (kdS6q)

84 I'm tired of the culture war. ... The state isn't going to, and we shouldn't expect them to.... ------- I think you are missing the end game for the culture war.

Posted by: SH at June 29, 2015 07:40 AM (gmeXX)

85

>>Remember how Romney got crushed on the very important "cares about people like me" metric? I bet Trump, for all his money, scores off the charts on that.<<

 

I bet he doesn't.  Seriously, Trump is a pompous ass and a bigger narcissist than Obama.

 

Trump is doing nothing productive for the GOP, or anyone else, except Trump.  He's just promoting himself. 

Posted by: MacGruber at June 29, 2015 07:41 AM (sWgE+)

86 60 Donald Trump/Geraldo Rivera 2016 Fire everyone and open all the secret vaults. Posted by: Khalid el Browncowski at June 29, 2015 12:37 PM (zGQ5T) Damn it. You beat me to it!

Posted by: Avi at June 29, 2015 07:41 AM (4bND1)

87 Unless the MSM is able to make Trunp the next Akin, I like how Trump (like Fiorina, another one who is not in my top 5) changes the debate from "how can the GOP be more LIV-friendly/Dem Lite?" to "OMG, look at how many things Obama and the Dems have fcuked up, you guys?"

As long as he's doing that I'm OK with him for now.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at June 29, 2015 07:41 AM (NOIQH)

88 Call me shallow if you want, but if Trump brings models and Miss America contestants in swimsuits to the debate, he has my vote.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 29, 2015 07:41 AM (GGCsk)

89 I also like trump in the game because he takes away points from Jeb

Posted by: Ron at June 29, 2015 07:41 AM (xytVe)

90 If the SCOAMF gets another SCOTUS pick it's pretty much all over but the shouting.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 29, 2015 12:30 PM (1SzQh)

You got one letter wrong.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at June 29, 2015 07:41 AM (fwARV)

91 America needs a presidente who recognizes the dynamism and inherent superiority of the average illegal alien over dumb American sloth-workers. Donald Trump would keep these valuable assets in Mexico. If they were that f'n valuable, Mexico would keep them in Mexico.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i] at June 29, 2015 07:41 AM (EXik3)

92 "Which one of the Republicans has anything to say that's actually worth troweling out the earwax to hear?" I'd like to hear what Jindal has to say on Islamism, immigration, and healthcare "reform." I also think that it would be good if Fiorina is part of the early debates. Frankly, even having Carson part of them would be good for things like social issues and healthcare.

Posted by: Y-not at June 29, 2015 07:41 AM (RWGcK)

93 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 07:42 AM (kff5f)

94 The GOP just wants low taxes. All the same giant programs and social witch hunts, just with low taxes.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at June 29, 2015 07:42 AM (oX9pn)

95 The left is scared of Teh Donald because his name recognition equals Hillary's and trumps everyone elses. ----- I don't think the left is scared of him. And neither should the right.

Posted by: SH at June 29, 2015 07:42 AM (gmeXX)

96 Not a fan of Trump at all. Insofar as the Democrats, the MFM and the GOP hate him, I like him. He's good for the process. Beyond that, big fat meh. And if he goes third party, I will go nuts.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 29, 2015 07:42 AM (St6BJ)

97 Burn it down. Scatter the stones. Salt the earth where it stood.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 07:42 AM (kff5f)

98 I'm tired of the culture war. . Posted by: JoeF. at June 29, 2015 12:37 PM (ztSO2) The problem is, the other side isn't. Posted by: rrpjr ------------- To paraphrase; you may have no interest in the culture war, but the culture war has interest in you.

Posted by: Poser Dolezal. at June 29, 2015 07:42 AM (9mTYi)

99 "Giving Trump a major platform just as the country is tuning in is not exactly the Big Tent the party’s bigwigs had in mind." I don't want a big tent. A big tent means compromising with big government types. The attempt at "big tent" has been a miserable failure in the past alienating the base. McCain, Romney, both moderates that turned off real conservatives.

Posted by: yearghhhh at June 29, 2015 07:42 AM (6qR/9)

100 Trump/Rubio '16 Wig Party, sans the "H"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 29, 2015 07:42 AM (St6BJ)

101 Is Jeb going to wear his mask and wrestling attire to the debates?

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 29, 2015 07:42 AM (CdIQH)

102 >>Trump is doing nothing productive for the GOP, or anyone else, except Trump. He's just promoting himself. <<

The current polls say otherwise. Many people don't like the guy. But right now that doesn't include a lot of voters. They like what they are hearing.

We call that a giant "clue".

Posted by: Marcus T at June 29, 2015 07:43 AM (GGCsk)

103 What we need is a stripper or porn star to declare their candidacy. The whole f'ing thing, is a joke. Trump, Jeb, Rubio - all of them. Might as well have some decent scenery.

Posted by: Weasel at June 29, 2015 07:43 AM (6xtq3)

104 Jeb! 2016: Mine, mine, mine! Gimme, gimme, gimme! well Jeb! is backing chapter 9 Bankruptcy for P.R.

Posted by: wrg500 at June 29, 2015 07:43 AM (kQBSd)

105 Just my two drachmas, but it seems to me we ought to be looking at this from a broader standpoint.  I'd bet few of us are totally locked into a single candidate to the exclusion of all others; instead, we have them all sorted into strata.  I'll put mine out on public display to start the conversation:

My front-runners: Ted Cruz, Rick Perry

My second tier that I could still vote for without major qualms: Scott Walker, Bobby Jindal... depending on my mood, Marco Rubio.

Don't like 'em but glad they're in the race: Carly Fiorina, Donald Trump.  Trump would be an awful President, but he's speaking about issues I want to have addressed.  Fiorina, I don't think she's ready for primetime, but for as long as she's in the race, she will be on the attack, and that's worth the price of admission.

Flat-out not getting my vote if they're the candidate: Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Jeb Bush.

Where he's right, he's very right and when he's wrong, he's gawdawful wrong: Rand Paul.  The stars would have to line up just right to sell me on him, and the spectre of his father... 'nuff said.

It would be nice if some genius could synthesize everybody's preference strata and calculate the ideal candidate, but not holding my breath.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at June 29, 2015 07:43 AM (iIzG7)

106 "All the same giant programs and social witch hunts, just with low taxes." Lower taxes on their buddies, but they're open to removing the home mortgage deduction and the charitable giving deductions. Or a national sales tax which will disproportionately impact the middle class.

Posted by: Y-not at June 29, 2015 07:44 AM (RWGcK)

107 Carson part of them would be good for things like social issues and healthcare. Posted by: Y-not ----------------- As an observer , Carson is remarkably lucid and direct.

Posted by: Poser Dolezal. at June 29, 2015 07:44 AM (9mTYi)

108 "Unless and until the GOP can find a candidate who hits the sweet spot of being seen as a plausible President and caring about people's lives, it's going to be in big trouble. " Posted by DrewM. at 12:18 PM GOPe has much more fundamental issues that that. They need to articulate and FOLLOW a platform that OPPOSES Democrat Progressivism. Until that happens, they are just a "me too" Dem-Prog lite and nobody gives a shit about them. Even worse, we conservatives hate and OPPOSE THEM.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at June 29, 2015 07:44 AM (nqiq9)

109 How do you solve a problem like the Donald?
How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?
How do you find a word that means the Donald?
A flibbertigibbet! A will-o'-the wisp! A clown!

Posted by: Austrian Nuns at June 29, 2015 07:44 AM (/eTPT)

110 I also think that it would be good if Fiorina is part of the early debates. Frankly, even having Carson part of them would be good for things like social issues and healthcare. What good is having debates if any legitimate candidates are excluded? I want Carly and Carson in the early ones, too.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t [/i][/s][/b][/u] at June 29, 2015 07:44 AM (eEb+d)

111 You got one letter wrong. Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at June 29, 2015 12:41 PM (fwARV) That reminds that my CCW class is in a few weeks.

Posted by: physics geek at June 29, 2015 07:44 AM (MT22W)

112 At least with Trump out there, chances are pretty good there will be at least some reporting of OPM and China.

Posted by: Chupacabras at June 29, 2015 07:44 AM (l2max)

113 82 Sadly, that process would probably actually be an improvement over the current primary structure.

Posted by: joe dirt at June 29, 2015 07:44 AM (34w2E)

114 merica needs a presidente who recognizes the dynamism and inherent superiority of the average illegal alien over dumb American sloth-workers. Donald Trump would keep these valuable assets in Mexico. And have I mentioned how fertile they are lately?

Posted by: El Jeb! at June 29, 2015 07:44 AM (O7MnT)

115 I bet Trump, for all his money, scores off the charts on that. I'll have what Drew is having, 'cause that's got to be some good sh*t. Well, in a way I guess I agree. You can score "off the charts" off either end, after all. That said, I think Trump being in the race is F'n hilarious. He's currently my front-runner "Burn it down" candidate.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 07:44 AM (kff5f)

116 Theres not a dimes worth of difference between the D's and the R's and some are worried that Trump hurts the Republican brand? Oh dear.

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 29, 2015 07:45 AM (/6AND)

117 I like Fiorina. At the moment she has more balls than most of the men running. I just don't believe she has longevity.


Posted by: Marcus T at June 29, 2015 07:45 AM (GGCsk)

118 They need a Buffet Tax on loud mouth Marxist Billionaires.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 29, 2015 07:45 AM (CdIQH)

119 My front-runners: Ted Cruz, Rick Perry My second tier that I could still vote for without major qualms: Scott Walker, Bobby Jindal... depending on my mood, Marco Rubio. -- I have a similar list, but I'd flip Cruz with Jindal right now... and I'm -> <- this close to be unable to vote for for Rubio in the primary. I am really growing to dislike him a great deal.

Posted by: Y-not at June 29, 2015 07:45 AM (RWGcK)

120 We've tried McClellan for 30 years now, and all we have is another McClellan--can we at long last get a Grant?

I don't care if he's a drunk pig that uses books only for wiping paper--I want a fighter.


Posted by: RoyalOil at June 29, 2015 07:45 AM (ZvKdv)

121 >>Sadly, that process would probably actually be an improvement over the current primary structure. Naked buck-buck would be an improvement over the current primary structure.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 29, 2015 07:45 AM (O7MnT)

122 Current crop of nominees are well on their way to turning off AT LEAST 20-30% of the base. GOP 2016? Think "Hindenburg"

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at June 29, 2015 07:46 AM (SCcgT)

123
Trump is doing nothing productive for the GOP, or anyone else, except Trump. He's just promoting himself.
Posted by: MacGruber




Hi!

Posted by: The 27 GOP Candidates who are actually running for Vice-President

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 29, 2015 07:46 AM (kdS6q)

124 I hate the GOPe, so if Trump makes them sweat, I'm for him.

Posted by: bystander at June 29, 2015 07:46 AM (hKyl0)

125 Jeb! 2016: Mine, mine, mine! Gimme, gimme, gimme! Well, that's certainly what his voters are saying, but what's he running on? Oh, wait...same thing.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState[/i][/s][/b] at June 29, 2015 07:46 AM (h4vJk)

126 How about ANTONIN SCALIA 2016 THE JIGGERY-POKERY ENDS HERE!

Posted by: @votermom at June 29, 2015 07:46 AM (cbfNE)

127

You simply cannot have an idiot clown for a president.

Posted by: Zaphod Beeblebrox at June 29, 2015 07:46 AM (/eTPT)

128 The only guy I like is Ben Carson, because he had a real job and actual skills. He's smarter than the other guys. We need actual humans running, not MittBots or Rubiotrons or Bushatron 3.0.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at June 29, 2015 07:46 AM (oX9pn)

129 Mortal Combat would be an improvement.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 29, 2015 07:46 AM (CdIQH)

130 19 Celebs who have/had lyme disease, none of them look like they camp, except George Bush who is the only one I believe would be exposed to ticks. Am being too skeptical??? http://goo.gl/RsqT0r

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 29, 2015 07:47 AM (iQIUe)

131 >>As an observer , Carson is remarkably lucid and direct. Oh, I agree. I would not vote for Carson, nor would I vote for Fiorina, frankly. I don't vote based on a few months worth of speeches with no record to examine.

Posted by: Y-not at June 29, 2015 07:47 AM (RWGcK)

132 >>You simply cannot have an idiot clown for a president.<<

That Rubicon has already been crossed.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 29, 2015 07:47 AM (GGCsk)

133 Carson part of them would be good for things like social issues and healthcare. Posted by: Y-not ----------------- As an observer , Carson is remarkably lucid and direct. US Surgeon General Dr. Ben Carson.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i] at June 29, 2015 07:47 AM (EXik3)

134 I think Italy elected some porn star chick to something a few years back.

Chiccolina?

It's not unprecedented.

Posted by: eleven at June 29, 2015 07:47 AM (IPzoI)

135 127 You simply cannot have an idiot clown for a president.Posted by: Zaphod Beeblebrox at June 29, 2015 12:46 PM (/eTPT) Sure we can.

Posted by: the 52% at June 29, 2015 07:48 AM (nqiq9)

136 Naked buck-buck would be an improvement over the current primary structure. Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 29, 2015 12:45 PM (O7MnT) You know, given the current allegations against Bill Cosby, this old routine of his about buck-buck sounds a bit more...nuanced. What can I say? I'm old. It's still funny: https://goo.gl/Bufd7h

Posted by: physics geek at June 29, 2015 07:48 AM (MT22W)

137 129 Mortal Combat would be an improvement. Posted by: Boss Moss at June 29, 2015 12:46 PM (CdIQH) Politicians already shift positions as much as Shang Tsung already.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 29, 2015 07:48 AM (fWAjv)

138 I'm -> <- this close to be unable to vote for for Rubio in the primary. I am really growing to dislike him a great deal. ----- I don't hate Rubio as much as others on this board. He does some things well - some not so well. But his reaction to the SSM case was disappointing. I am moving in the same direction you are. He is not a fighter. We need a fighter.

Posted by: SH at June 29, 2015 07:48 AM (gmeXX)

139 The only guy I like is Ben Carson, because he had a real job and actual skills. He's smarter than the other guys.[//i] Wildass conjecture.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 29, 2015 07:48 AM (659DL)

140 I like Fiorina. At the moment she has more balls than most of the men running. I just don't believe she has longevity. Posted by: Marcus T at June 29, 2015 12:45 PM

Mebbe so (even if I disagree, I might be biased), but if you put her resume up for job consideration at any major corporation, they'd laugh crazily and offer the gig to the nearest office boy.

I'd hate to see the country being led by someone with a proven record of business disaster.

Posted by: MrScribbler[/i] at June 29, 2015 07:48 AM (P8YHq)

141 The latest Jeb! position -- He thinks that Puerto Rico should be able to declare Chapter 9 bankruptcy to get out from under its $72 BILLION in bond debt.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 29, 2015 07:48 AM (DblUs)

142 94 The GOP just wants low taxes. All the same giant programs and social witch hunts, just with low taxes.
==
Pretty much.

The GOP: "You guys over there don't have to pay for all that stuff and you guys over there get everything you want!"

The Dems: "You guys over there get everything you want and you guys over there don't have to pay for all that stuff!"

See, they're totally not the same party!!

Posted by: RoyalOil at June 29, 2015 07:48 AM (ZvKdv)

143 No Austrian Corporals are running.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 29, 2015 07:48 AM (CdIQH)

144

Trump/Rubio '16

---

I will not choose a VP with better hair than me!

 

Posted by: TRUMP at June 29, 2015 07:48 AM (/eTPT)

145 That  Rubicon  got crossed pissed on and  face-raped.

Posted by: eleven at June 29, 2015 07:49 AM (IPzoI)

146 "He is the perfect candidate to lead our Idiocracy." He is truly a man for our times. Unserious, buffoonish, a train wreck.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 29, 2015 07:49 AM (LA7Cm)

147 A roadisde accident? Does Ari not see what's going on in the country? How about these train wrecks Akin Mourdoch (Whatever) Rainbow Larry Craig Lindsey "Frilly underpants" Graham Boner, an illiterate chimp Squeaky Clean Ryan, a sellout Mitch "The Turtle" McConnell, who gets a little Boner when he is touched by Chocolate Jesus GW Bush, a liberal who caused a lot of this mess The end is listless. I'd vote for Trump in a heartbeat. I'm done with the GOP.

Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz Esq at June 29, 2015 07:49 AM (APXIm)

148 That reminds that my CCW class is in a few weeks. Posted by: physics ------------------- The key phrase: "Great bodily harm"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 29, 2015 07:49 AM (9mTYi)

149 You simply cannot have an idiot clown for a president.<< That Rubicon has already been crossed. They have used the Rubicon as a jump rope.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i] at June 29, 2015 07:49 AM (EXik3)

150 C'mon- every Trump press conference he'd have a beautiful woman hanging off his arm. I'd actually go back to watching.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 29, 2015 07:49 AM (GGCsk)

151 We need a fighter. Hence, I am re-warming to the coyote shooter.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 29, 2015 07:49 AM (659DL)

152 126 How about ANTONIN SCALIA 2016 THE JIGGERY-POKERY ENDS HERE! Posted by: @votermom at June 29, 2015 12:46 PM (cbfNE) Count me in.

Posted by: rrpjr at June 29, 2015 07:49 AM (s/yC1)

153 Posted by: Austrian Nuns at June 29, 2015 12:44 PM Bonus internetz for use of "flibbertigibbet" on a Monday.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState[/i][/s][/b] at June 29, 2015 07:49 AM (h4vJk)

154 Trump is Perot on steroids. Huge ego, lots of money, less sense . Perot gave us 8 years of the Clintons. Trump may do the same More likely he either torpedos bad candidates (Jeb! , Rand Paul) or blocks better ones. Keith Arnold 105- I'd rate candidates about the same as you, might move first and second tiers a little . Kasich goes with Christie .

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at June 29, 2015 07:49 AM (ON7fB)

155 No Austrian Corporals are running. Posted by: Boss Moss at June 29, 2015 12:48 PM (CdIQH) How about Italian journalist?

Posted by: wrg500 at June 29, 2015 07:50 AM (kQBSd)

156 127 You simply cannot have an idiot clown for a president.Posted by: Zaphod Beeblebrox at June 29, 2015 12:46 PM (/eTPT) Wait, you mean that the last 6+ years are a nightmare that will end when I wake up?!

Posted by: physics geek at June 29, 2015 07:50 AM (MT22W)

157 What can I say? I'm old. It's still funny: https://goo.gl/Bufd7h Posted by: physics geek at June 29, 2015 12:48 PM (MT22W) "Hey, Hey, Hey......"

Posted by: Fat Albert at June 29, 2015 07:50 AM (nqiq9)

158 Unless the MSM is able to make Trunp the next Akin, I like how Trump (like Fiorina, another one who is not in my top 5) changes the debate from "how can the GOP be more LIV-friendly/Dem Lite?" to "OMG, look at how many things Obama and the Dems have fcuked up, you guys?"

As long as he's doing that I'm OK with him for now.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 29, 2015 12:41 PM (NOIQH)

 

 

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

 

 

Agree. 

 

I would also like the freedom Trump has to say these things.  He  probably knows he's not going to win the nomination, but he's still going to be heard.  Love to be in his position right now.

Posted by: Soona at June 29, 2015 07:50 AM (P25Hh)

159 I would not vote for Carson, nor would I vote for Fiorina, frankly. I don't vote based on a few months worth of speeches with no record to examine. IMO, Carson is a neurosurgeon. He understands and does things more complicated than anything the rest of those jokers have ever slept through in class. In terms of records, at this point the only thing I'm certain of is that anybody with a record in the GOP is a liar. I'm up for a die roll.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at June 29, 2015 07:50 AM (oX9pn)

160 I honestly think if Trump wasn't such a flawed vessel, the things he is saying would resonate and bring a whole new electorate into the GOP that would win landslides.

Posted by: McAdams at June 29, 2015 07:50 AM (4b2BH)

161 For me Trump is a non issue or at best he does say things that a lot of people feel. I have to admit that I do like this. Trump remarks about Mexican criminals coming over our border was correct but has been twisted to imply that Trump meant ALL Mexicans were criminals. Univision cancels airing Ms. USA. Trump tells Univision that none of their employees are allowed to play golf at his resort (its right next door to their offices) So for their is entertainment value however I believe that Trump is a Republican in the Michael Bloomberg way.

Posted by: Cheri at June 29, 2015 07:50 AM (oiNtH)

162 Raise your OWN kids up right. The state isn't going to, and we shouldn't expect them to.... Posted by: JoeF. at June 29, 2015 12:37 PM (ztSO2) It's hard to avoid a culture you live in.

Posted by: Not Loved Time to be Feared at June 29, 2015 07:50 AM (nRvEn)

163 34 He's a nutcase, but by G*d, he's probably a far better American than 535 Congresscrooks, a dozen would-be presidents and one current president. ===================== He's worse than many, or most. Maybe all. But if you want to see America burn he's probably the right follow-up to President ESPN.

Posted by: MTF at June 29, 2015 07:50 AM (DkJ4E)

164 Some lunch time J-pop energy and entertainment from Aya

https://youtu.be/4lcCK0xyS78

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 29, 2015 07:50 AM (4fj37)

165 The GOP just wants low taxes. ----- If only. I think it suffice to say they want lower taxes than the Dems. But I'm not sure a 40% rate is low taxes.

Posted by: SH at June 29, 2015 07:51 AM (gmeXX)

166 152 126 How about ANTONIN SCALIA 2016 THE JIGGERY-POKERY ENDS HERE! Posted by: @votermom at June 29, 2015 12:46 PM (cbfNE) Count me in. Posted by: rrpjr at June 29, 2015 12:49 PM (s/yC1) NO MORE APPLESAUCE!

Posted by: Insomniac at June 29, 2015 07:51 AM (2Ojst)

167 US Surgeon General Dr. Ben Carson. Posted by: rickb223 ------------------ Check.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 29, 2015 07:51 AM (9mTYi)

168 What we need is a stripper or porn star to declare their candidacy. The whole f'ing thing, is a joke. Trump, Jeb, Rubio - all of them. Might as well have some decent scenery.

I guess now it would have to be a male porn star, to stay with the program

Posted by: Colin at June 29, 2015 07:51 AM (WQLtV)

169 Burn it down.
Scatter the stones.
Salt the earth where it stood.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) at Ace of Spades

This isn't cutting it.

You're Fired!!

Posted by: Donald Trump, auditioning for apprentice commenters at June 29, 2015 07:51 AM (RFeQD)

170 I guess now it would have to be a male porn star, to stay with the program Posted by: Colin at June 29, 2015 12:51 PM (WQLtV) The "Magic Mike" primary.

Posted by: wrg500 at June 29, 2015 07:52 AM (kQBSd)

171 168 - Veep.

Posted by: Weasel at June 29, 2015 07:52 AM (6xtq3)

172 Clarence Thomas '16 An Angry Black Man Who Has Every Right to be Angry.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 29, 2015 07:52 AM (St6BJ)

173 150 C'mon- every Trump press conference he'd have a beautiful woman hanging off his arm. I'd actually go back to watching. -- Every presscon would end with a ritual firing. Mmmm

Posted by: @votermom at June 29, 2015 07:53 AM (cbfNE)

174 Max Hardcore 2016.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 29, 2015 07:53 AM (CdIQH)

175 Wildass conjecture Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 29, 2015 12:48 PM (659DL) He's a neurosurgeon. These jokers could never do his job.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at June 29, 2015 07:53 AM (oX9pn)

176 Posted by: Anna Puma at June 29, 2015 12:50 PM Ooo...yummy.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState[/i][/s][/b] at June 29, 2015 07:53 AM (h4vJk)

177 I want Howard Beale.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at June 29, 2015 07:53 AM (oVJmc)

178 In terms of records, at this point the only thing I'm certain of is that anybody with a record in the GOP is a liar. I'm up for a die roll.
 Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk


Roll the Dice!

Craps out!

Posted by: Donald Trump, shooting craps in Atlantic City Casino at June 29, 2015 07:53 AM (RFeQD)

179 He's worse than many, or most. Maybe all. But if you want to see America burn he's probably the right follow-up to President ESPN.
============
Oh great.

You're telling me Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho isn't going to run?

That's all retarded an' shit, know what I mean?

Posted by: RoyalOil at June 29, 2015 07:53 AM (ZvKdv)

180 134 I think Italy elected some porn star chick to something a few years back. Chiccolina? It's not unprecedented. Posted by: eleven at June 29, 2015 12:47 PM (IPzoI) Draft Jenna Jameson. Now, with Judaism!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 29, 2015 07:53 AM (St6BJ)

181 I think the real Man-behind-the-curtain is the media. They are the, at least, tacit enablers of the Left. That is true across all institutions.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 29, 2015 07:53 AM (9mTYi)

182 My only complaint is the use of the word milquetoast. If you don't like the candidates because of their policies, fine. Even their personality, fine. But, because they are "milquetoast"? Really?

I'M milquetoast. My family is milquetoast. My town is milquetoast. I LIKE milquetoast.

So, now we are deciding if a candidate is cool or exotic or sexy enough?

Posted by: TickledPink at June 29, 2015 07:54 AM (RLFFI)

183 AOSHQ. Come for the Batman review, stay for the jiggery-pokery.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 29, 2015 07:54 AM (GGCsk)

184
Perot gave us 8 years of the Clintons.
Posted by: Jim



No.  Bush gave you Perot, that gave you Clinton.

Root cause: Bush

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 29, 2015 07:54 AM (kdS6q)

185 He's a neurosurgeon. These jokers could never do his job. And he should stay a neurosurgeon. President...no.

Posted by: wrg500 at June 29, 2015 07:54 AM (kQBSd)

186 Love to be in his position right now. Posted by: Soona at June 29, 2015 12:50 PM (P25Hh) Yes. When was the last time we saw a candidate seem to enjoy standing up for something, kicking ass and taking names? This is war and all we seem to get are stiffs terrified of saying the wrong thing and nursing some private pathology for power.

Posted by: rrpjr at June 29, 2015 07:54 AM (s/yC1)

187 I know conservatives hate the whole "I have feels!" thing but guess what...people do. You need to acknowledge them, reflect them and connect with them.


Since the age of Obama, I have disabused myself of the notion that extreme proficiency in cool, rational debate is what we should strive for. That we should stick to the facts and sober analysis.


Provocative rhetoric is clearly the way to go. Sure the facts are on our side (Math, Science, Reality),  but we're going to be labeled as racist, sexist, denialist, and H8erz!


So the only way is to simply turn everything, and I do mean EVERYTHING into an attack. A relatively vicious one at that. Never, EVER answer a question directly, find the nearest Leftist analogue and attack, attack, and attack again. Say "Democrat Plantations" and name an inner city. Use "Fat Cat" and name Big name Donk donors and corporations. Talk about the 1% and toss off more big Dem names. Talk about the Donks destroying the big three entitlements to buy votes, "They don't care about the elderly or minorities, they only want their votes." Hell, that's mild.


The list of things is endless. Do NOTHING but hammer Democrat policy failures and hypocrisy. NEVER answer a charge or accept a question's premise.


This is pathetic, but even though the facts are on our side, we just keep losing on style.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at June 29, 2015 07:54 AM (xSCb6)

188

Trump is a clown, a narcissist, and ultimately a PR disaster.  But if he is popular and making Democrats nervous, it is because he is unserious and an entertainer rather than a career politician.

Maybe that's what the country needs right now - a conservative celebrity running for office rather than a Republican politician.

Posted by: MacGruber at June 29, 2015 07:54 AM (sWgE+)

189 Current preferences, in no particular order: Cruz, Fiorina, Perry, Walker, Jindal. Non-starters: Christie, Kasich, Graham, Rubio, Bush. MIA: The Fred, Jeri Thompson (aka Mrs. The Fred), Allen West.

Posted by: OCBill at June 29, 2015 07:55 AM (Mj+FA)

190 Reagen was an Entertainer.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 29, 2015 07:55 AM (CdIQH)

191 "Jenna Jamison  -  The leather skinned Jew who's not impressed by you!"

Posted by: eleven at June 29, 2015 07:55 AM (IPzoI)

192 What pisses me off is that the guy who I think is most qualified , hasn't a chance of winning. Perry.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 29, 2015 07:55 AM (9mTYi)

193 You mean Alessandra Mussolini? Benito's granddaughter?  Who is an MEP?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alessandra_Mussolini

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 29, 2015 07:56 AM (4fj37)

194 Reagen was an Entertainer. Posted by: Boss Moss at June 29, 2015 12:55 PM And he knew just where he stood.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState[/i][/s][/b] at June 29, 2015 07:56 AM (h4vJk)

195 that was weird....i went to irony are us

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at June 29, 2015 07:56 AM (0O7c5)

196 168 What we need is a stripper or porn star to declare their candidacy. You may wish to be binging "La Cicciolina".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 29, 2015 07:56 AM (JtwS4)

197 I'm serious - we're going to field some half-assed candidate and let The Left / Media pick them apart? Screw that - make a joke out of the whole mess. Ridicule them.

Posted by: Weasel at June 29, 2015 07:56 AM (6xtq3)

198 To all of you saying Trump is not a serious candidate. Does this sound like a statement from someone who isn't serious?

"Trump told a crowd in Iowa that his carefully combed-over hair simply takes too long to do every day"


http://tinyurl.com/p2ufmr5

Posted by: Buzzsaw at June 29, 2015 07:57 AM (P/aDH)

199 You know, I am seeing a lot of oh God he's a clown show, which he is, but very little hey why is he popular. It's reminiscent of the whinging that all those voters supposedly stayed home and didn't vote for Romney without there being any kind of analysis as to why that was. I will be more inclined to view the pragmatists and being, you know, actually pragmatic, were there any actual displays of pragmatism, such as analyzing why their preferred candidates aren't winning.

Posted by: alexthechick - Shall I be reciprocal? Time will tell. at June 29, 2015 07:57 AM (mf5HN)

200 159 I'm not dismissing Carson's accomplishments, but being good at one thing does not imply that a person is going to be good at another. Politics and neurosurgery are completely different animals. Until you prove that they've got significant overlap, I'm very skeptical.

Posted by: joe dirt at June 29, 2015 07:57 AM (34w2E)

201 Reagen was an Entertainer. Posted by: Boss Moss at June 29, 2015 12:55 PM (CdIQH) The left always referred to him as a B movie actor. I'll take a B movie actor over the Vichy Republicans

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 29, 2015 07:57 AM (493sH)

202 yaaay! a reminder: Calvin almost always seemed to lose at Calvinball.

Posted by: mallfly at June 29, 2015 07:57 AM (qSIlh)

203 I'm serious - we're going to field some half-assed candidate and let The Left / Media pick them apart? Screw that - make a joke out of the whole mess. Ridicule them. Jenner for President!!!

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at June 29, 2015 07:57 AM (eytER)

204 194 Reagen was an Entertainer. Posted by: Boss Moss at June 29, 2015 12:55 PM Not sure about this Reagen guy, but Ronald Reagan was 2-term Governor of the most populous state in the Union.

Posted by: Citizen X at June 29, 2015 07:57 AM (7ObY1)

205 We should all not worry about Mr. Trump.

Hillary Corleone Clinton has this whole thing in the sack.

By the time this whole campaign nonsense is done in November 2016,  the women in America will be ready to vote for Granma Hilary in DROVES.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at June 29, 2015 07:57 AM (RFeQD)

206 "Trump is a clown but he's says things people are feeling. I know conservatives hate the whole "I have feels!" thing but guess what...people do. You need to acknowledge them, reflect them and connect with them."

Emotion shouldn't direct policy but it should be harnessed in pushing rationally-arrived-at policy. 

This is why we hammer on the idea of finding anecdotes and stories that resonate rather than coming up with 50-point plans and saying "read our website" ala Romney. 

Being known as the party of bloodless technocrats and weaselly double-talkers doesn't seem to resonate, whereas the guy who gets reactions like "OMG can you believe he said that!!! He's going to get DESTROYED, OMG OMG!!!!!leventy" seems to have generated a following along with an anti-following - despite being a known snake-oil selling jackass and self-promoting liar.

Remember H.W. "taking the high road" on what comically was known as a recession in his admin, openly stating he could do nothing, opening himself up to Clinton's attacks that he didn't care while Bubba "felt our pain."  Think McCoy chewing Spock's ass for playing chess and otherwise being Spock-ish during crises.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at June 29, 2015 07:57 AM (WIOql)

207 What pisses me off is that the guy who I think is most qualified , hasn't a chance of winning. Perry. ----- I'd say it is a longshot - but I don't think he has no shot. He'll need flawless debates - so that may be asking a lot. But you never know with these things.

Posted by: SH at June 29, 2015 07:58 AM (gmeXX)

208 Nice post, Drew.  I agree absolutely that more tepid weaksauce from the GOP isn't going to play well with a VERY angry base.  They're looking for someone to cut the Gordian knot, not knit it a nice macrame sweater.

Posted by: pep at June 29, 2015 07:58 AM (GMG6W)

209 Fucking Romney.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 29, 2015 07:58 AM (rwI+c)

210 180 Draft Jenna Jameson. Now, with Judaism! And they thought Hezekiah's Tunnel was deep... But she COULD run on the "Jews with Bewbs" platform.

Posted by: Fat Albert at June 29, 2015 07:58 AM (nqiq9)

211 ***"I would not vote for Carson, nor would I vote for Fiorina, frankly. I don't vote based on a few months worth of speeches with no record to examine."***


I vacillate on this. I completely agree in theory, but the problem is that the people with an actual record have proven themselves either untrustworthy, or have a fatal flaw.


And it conflicts with another sentiment I share - vote out all incumbents.


But I also don't want a novice up on stage against the Democrat-Media alliance. They'll get crucified.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at June 29, 2015 07:58 AM (xSCb6)

212 i'd vote for trump.....i'm serious.....can you imagine the press conferences?!!!

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at June 29, 2015 07:58 AM (0O7c5)

213 Petraeus/McChrystal 2016.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at June 29, 2015 07:59 AM (NjiZL)

214 Trump has switched parties so many times even he doesn't know which one he is in.  But I tell you who his main constituency is; Donald Trump.  If he is a joke as so many people say, he is a bad joke.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at June 29, 2015 07:59 AM (GpgJl)

215 Genuinely support: Paul, Walker, Cruz, Perry, Jindal, Fiorina if she promises to downsize the Federal Government like she downsized HP. Non-starters: Jeb, Christie, Kasich, Graham, Pataki, Santorum (like the guy personally, but no), Huckabee, Trump Don't hate but don't trust: Rubio, Carson

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 29, 2015 07:59 AM (O7MnT)

216 He's a neurosurgeon. These jokers could never do his job. Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk Pediatric neurosurgeon. That is a whole new layer of specialty that less than 1% of actual surgeons could do.

Posted by: Cheri at June 29, 2015 07:59 AM (oiNtH)

217 Emotion shouldn't direct policy but it should be harnessed in pushing rationally-arrived-at policy. ---- Well said.

Posted by: SH at June 29, 2015 07:59 AM (gmeXX)

218 It's most likely coming to the point where Jeb and Billary will be picking their running mates. We are so screwed.

Posted by: Hank at June 29, 2015 07:59 AM (bQYVO)

219 >>I think the real Man-behind-the-curtain is the media. They are the, at least, tacit enablers of the Left. That is true across all institutions.


Tacit?
Think they've been out and proud of it at least since 2008.


Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at June 29, 2015 07:59 AM (NOIQH)

220 Regan was an actor when he ran for gov of California, he was dismissed by many when he ran....

Posted by: Colin at June 29, 2015 07:59 AM (WQLtV)

221

>>199 You know, I am seeing a lot of oh God he's a clown show, which he is, but very little hey why is he popular. <<

 

He's probably popular because he's a celebrity and he's different from the politicians running for president.

Sadly, the days of Lincoln/Douglas debates are gone.  So why look for a candidate who would fit that bill.

 

Posted by: MacGruber at June 29, 2015 07:59 AM (sWgE+)

222 I think fucking Romney will jump in.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 29, 2015 07:59 AM (CdIQH)

223 The only people I see who love love love Trump are leftys who loved loved loved McCain. Their spin goes, That's a man I wd vote for!!!111!!! Hugz !!!!! Of course they dont. lol

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 29, 2015 07:59 AM (iQIUe)

224 Draft Bruce Jenner. He/she is a Republican. And said he/she believes in the Constitution. Any opposition to him/her would be transphobia

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 29, 2015 08:00 AM (493sH)

225 You know who should run? Pam Gellar. She needs the SS protection.

Posted by: @votermom at June 29, 2015 08:00 AM (cbfNE)

226 Other non-starters: Huckabee, Santorum, Pataki.

Posted by: OCBill at June 29, 2015 08:00 AM (Mj+FA)

227 165 The GOP just wants low taxes. ----- If only. I think it suffice to say they want lower taxes than the Dems. But I'm not sure a 40% rate is low taxes. Posted by: SH at June 29, 2015 12:51 PM (gmeXX) ____________ They want lower taxes for certain people, ie those who send big donation checks.

Posted by: HUCK / AKIN 2016 at June 29, 2015 08:00 AM (0LHZx)

228 i don't trust anyone....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at June 29, 2015 08:00 AM (0O7c5)

229 MIA: The Fred, Jeri Thompson (aka Mrs. The Fred) and the Twins.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 29, 2015 08:00 AM (rwI+c)

230 America needs Cruz control.

Posted by: deepred at June 29, 2015 08:00 AM (xv5cf)

231 I'm not dismissing Carson's accomplishments, but being good at one thing does not imply that a person is going to be good at another. Politics and neurosurgery are completely different animals. Until you prove that they've got significant overlap, I'm very skeptical. I would say being able to handle a complicated and difficult tasks in high pressure situations would transfer over to the world of politics, where a jellyfish like John Boehner is able to comfortably coast with little to no evidence of a brain.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at June 29, 2015 08:00 AM (oX9pn)

232 Schwarzenegger?

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 29, 2015 08:00 AM (CdIQH)

233 >>Hillary Corleone Clinton has this whole thing in the sack. Tend to agree. We have a very stupid electorate combined with a very corrupt media, helped by a demoralized Republican base.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 29, 2015 08:00 AM (O7MnT)

234 Hillary Corleone Clinton has this whole thing in the sack. ------------------- "Hillary", "in the sack" Words that should not be used in the same sentence.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 29, 2015 08:00 AM (9mTYi)

235 162---Ok, fine. Let's talk abortion (I'm against it); gay marriage ( I'm against it) and 24/7 pron ( I'm in favor) and see how far we get. Immigration could be a winner for us--but no one wants to touch it, lest all that CoC money dries up. We can't win the morals "culture" war because it's already lost. And we ain't going back to Mayberry RFD. Ever.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 29, 2015 08:01 AM (ztSO2)

236 He's a neurosurgeon. These jokers could never do his job. Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at June 29, 2015 12:53 PM (oX9pn) And he can't do mine. That doesn't mean I'm smarter than him. It darn sure doesn't mean I'd be a better neurosurgeon than would be. The only thing I have to go off of politically as regards Ben Carson is what he's said about political matters. There, he has views on the Second Amendment which raise concern, and admits to ignorance on many issues (Right of Return is one, IIRC) in which the President cannot afford to be ignorant. Between that, and a lack of a record, I am less than willing to support Carson in the primaries- and I sincerely doubt he'll make it to the nomination. I haven't even *heard* Fiorina's political rhetoric, so I can't make a judgement there, but her resume at HP leaves much to be desired. That said- just like I want Trump in the debates, I want those two in the debates. I think someone said it above, but it makes it much, much harder (though not impossible, certainly) for the MFM (delenda est) to make the narrative: "Oh, the GOP is the party of rich old white people!" And that's a good thing.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 08:01 AM (kff5f)

237 I think fucking Romney will jump in. ---- Might as well at this point. I think if Jeb or Rubio don't get traction he might. But - as someone who doesn't like Romney the politician - I don't think Romney has the desire to run again.

Posted by: SH at June 29, 2015 08:01 AM (gmeXX)

238 Trump needs to just lay it out, I'm liquidating 2B dollars for my campaign. I will share this with my running mate - I will happily serve as Vice-President. I do funerals. Our ticket will waste no time fund raising - 100% retail politics - all day, every day. We will kiss no ones ass for a $1000 at a chicken dinner. Our chicken dinners will be free - or every penny raised will go to down ticket candidates. We will dominate the air waves in every market. If we have to buy a newspaper to get coverage - we'll buy them. To kick things off - (pointing to a pile off cash) - this a million dollars for pictures of Bill at pedo island. My ideas are meaningless - I'm just here to win.

Posted by: Jean at June 29, 2015 08:02 AM (ztOda)

239 If the Republican Party is against it, then I'm sure as hell for it. So bring on Trump.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 29, 2015 08:02 AM (tFWWx)

240 >>The only people I see who love love love Trump are leftys who loved loved loved McCain. If every lefty who said, "John McCain is the kind of Republican I could support" actually voted for him, he would have won in a landslide.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 29, 2015 08:02 AM (O7MnT)

241 Doesn't matter who you vote for they don't listen to "the people" They vote as they are paid to vote and that is the way it is. They got the R majority in Congress and what have they done. Not only they haven't they slowed down IslamaObama they put nitrous oxide into the train engine going off the cliff. Now that IslamaObama can make his own trade agreements without the Senate fast tracked we can be sure he will use it to give Iran everything he wants them to have. Another election and the R will save the day. It is a good thing we won the mid-term elections as to be able to survive until then.

Posted by: Lets be serious at June 29, 2015 08:02 AM (I2uFP)

242 @206

To be fair, when Romney tried to seem more human, people get in a tizzy about that, too. Saying, "He can't relate to me, Mr Corporate Man. He's the 1%er."

He chronicled Ann's battle with MS, and it turned into judgement about his car elevators and snark about how they can afford good healthcare.

Heck, I remember (sadly) people criticizing their shopping trips to Costco. Judging how much they were spending. Saying the stuff they bought was made in China, probably.

Posted by: TickledPink at June 29, 2015 08:02 AM (RLFFI)

243 We haven't had a presidential ticket with two veterans since 1968.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at June 29, 2015 08:02 AM (NjiZL)

244 Speaking of Carson...I saw the oddest thing on Friday. A Prius with a Ben Carson 2016 sticker on it.

Posted by: HUCK / AKIN 2016 at June 29, 2015 08:02 AM (0LHZx)

245 And we ain't going back to Mayberry RFD. Ever. In fairness, Andy forced Floyd to wear white-face for years. That's just not going to fly in today's America.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 29, 2015 08:02 AM (rwI+c)

246 Is it time for more art??

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/A-Girl-Can-Dream-2.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 29, 2015 08:02 AM (4fj37)

247 "Hillary", "in the sack" Words that should not be used in the same sentence. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 29, 2015 01:00 PM (9mTYi) Slick Willie: Tell me about it.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 29, 2015 08:02 AM (493sH)

248 Drew...quit your bitchin...sound like one of the SJW Rather face the issues with Trump n the WH than the Hillary pantsuit Trump may not have all the charm but at least he has the balls to say what conservatives wish the other Pussy GOP candidates would say

Posted by: Man up at June 29, 2015 08:02 AM (3/uST)

249 By the time this whole campaign nonsense is done in November 2016, the women in America will be ready to vote for Granma Hilary in DROVES. Posted by: Bossy Conservative. Really? She is less likable by day and I know of many Democrats that are sick of her and her corrupt crime syndicate. What exactly about her is enticing to anyone?

Posted by: Cheri at June 29, 2015 08:02 AM (oiNtH)

250 >> 232 Schwarzenegger?

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 29, 2015 01:00 PM (CdIQH)<<

 

He can't run.

Posted by: MacGruber at June 29, 2015 08:02 AM (sWgE+)

251 Trump giving 100k to Hillary is like me reaching in my pocket and handing you the lint to be found there.A pittance, an insult. I welcome Trump, just for the lolz. I think he has a lot of combover crossover appeal which scares our complacent GOPe.

Posted by: se pa moron at June 29, 2015 08:03 AM (xQX/f)

252 We are so screwed.
Posted by: Hank

This is the primero  bumper sticker comment for the 2016 campaign.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at June 29, 2015 08:03 AM (RFeQD)

253 >> I think fucking Romney will jump in with Hillary in the sack. I just blew your mind.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 29, 2015 08:03 AM (O7MnT)

254 I look forward to the way he'll treat the press. Carly is doing well so far. Not taking any bait and controlling the dialog. So, there's that. Watching some smarmy elitist "reporters" getting owned. Whatever that's worth.

Posted by: I like anchors at June 29, 2015 08:03 AM (61s8P)

255 I will be more inclined to view the pragmatists and being, you know, actually pragmatic, were there any actual displays of pragmatism, such as analyzing why their preferred candidates aren't winning. Well obviously Mitt Romney lost because the Ultra-cons weren't pragmatic enough. We don't need to change the candidates, we need to change the electorate. Wing nut.

Posted by: Pragmatist at June 29, 2015 08:03 AM (kff5f)

256

I am forming a new party:

 

The Kamikaze party. Our goal is to pick the absolute worst candidates, even if they aren't IN our party.

The goal? Bonzaaaiiiiiii!

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 29, 2015 08:03 AM (LWWrf)

257 250 Why not?

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 29, 2015 08:03 AM (CdIQH)

258 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilona_Staller


Cicciolina.

Posted by: eleven at June 29, 2015 08:03 AM (IPzoI)

259 246 Is it time for more art?? http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/A-Girl-Can-Dream-2.jpg Posted by: Anna Puma at June 29, 2015 01:02 PM (4fj37) Yes!

Posted by: donna at June 29, 2015 08:03 AM (Bn6aD)

260 232 Schwarzenegger? Posted by: Boss Moss at June 29, 2015 01:00 PM (CdIQH) Gesundheit. You should see a dr for that sickness.

Posted by: Fat Albert at June 29, 2015 08:04 AM (nqiq9)

261 "And we ain't going back to Mayberry RFD. " I live in Mayberry RFD. Always have, all my life. Won't live anywhere else.

Posted by: Khalid el Browncowski at June 29, 2015 08:04 AM (zGQ5T)

262 >>i'd vote for trump.....i'm serious.....can you imagine the press conferences?!!!

His cabinet might be entertaining - can imagine there would be high turnover rate ("You're fired!"). Maybe we could get him to televise cabinet meetings?

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at June 29, 2015 08:04 AM (NOIQH)

263 Its good he's in. If he's a goofball he'll make the other Republican candidates look better. I have a funny feeling that a lot of them will make Trump look better. Trump will give them a bigger audience to either shine or look like fukking idiots. Whatever happens, it will have a lot of eyeballs on it. Rubio Jeb and Christie are all completely out to me, so if Trump keeps one of those out of the main debate, I'll be happy.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at June 29, 2015 08:04 AM (kfcYC)

264 The entirety of the GOP is a waste of time, the sooner we learn that the better. As bad as starting a 3rd party is, it remains the only reasonable path.

Posted by: Chris Vaughn at June 29, 2015 08:05 AM (Bcqod)

265 If only Schwarzenegger could bring the California Miracle to D.C.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 29, 2015 08:05 AM (CdIQH)

266 Why would Billy Jeff want Billary in the sack when he has his pick of any of the talent on Lolita Island?

Posted by: Hank at June 29, 2015 08:05 AM (bQYVO)

267 Tacit? Think they've been out and proud of it at least since 2008. Posted by: Lizzy ----------------- By that I mean that even on seemingly benign social/political issues, they apply rose colored filters to the 'news'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 29, 2015 08:05 AM (9mTYi)

268 Andy forced Floyd to wear white-face for years. Oh, that looks goooooood. Gooooood, Andy.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 29, 2015 08:05 AM (659DL)

269 Pediatric neurosurgeon. That is a whole new layer of specialty that less than 1% of actual surgeons could do. Posted by: Cheri at June 29, 2015 12:59 PM (oiNtH) I think it was Jonah Goldberg who noted that being a pediatric neurosurgeon is as close to playing God as a human being can get.

Posted by: alexthechick - Shall I be reciprocal? Time will tell. at June 29, 2015 08:05 AM (mf5HN)

270 The goal? Bonzaaaiiiiiii! Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale

Your goal is to grow miniature plants?

(yeah, I know it's bonsai)

Posted by: pep at June 29, 2015 08:05 AM (GMG6W)

271 "This is pathetic, but even though the facts are on our side, we just keep losing on style."

I'm all for amping up style (see above), but the hard fact is that the GOP has been losing on substance for years as well.  The facts may be on the side of conservatives, but the GOP hasn't been on "our" side for a long time.

The facts are that Part D, Amnesty, ObamaCare, endless ill-thought interventions abroad, "globalization" and other cronyist, corporatist fiscal policies that enrich the top 1% while the lower classes' wages stagnate and their jobs evaporate are bad for every American but the Uniparty commissars, apparatchiks, donors and chattering-class toadies.

Change the delivery, yes, but change what we're selling first.  Trump isn't just popular because of how he said it. it's also what he said.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at June 29, 2015 08:05 AM (WIOql)

272 Yeah, Trump is an ass, but out of everyone that is running for president or has served as president for the past 30 years he is the only one that knows how to create jobs. he's also the only one that knows how to negotiate worth a damn.

Posted by: Mistress Overdone at June 29, 2015 08:05 AM (BCTRd)

273 I don't want a candidate that "cares about me." I want a candidate that gets the fuck out of the way and allows me to do my scant part in bringing this country back from the depths in which it has dropped itself in the last 6+ years. I don't want a candidate that "creates jobs." I want a candidate that gets the government the fuck out of the way so the American people can make shit work again. We are the TMZ nation. Trump just adds to the circus.

Posted by: kotter at June 29, 2015 08:06 AM (F937F)

274 >>Is it time for more art?? http://conceptships.blogspot.com/2015/06/ machines-of-adventure-by-mike-jelinek.html

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 29, 2015 08:06 AM (O7MnT)

275 >>> I'm giddy at the prospect of the GOP having to deal with Trump. At some point when you see the whole of society regress to dancing around the bonfire which is the civilization they are setting aflame; After you weep for the wisdom of ages disappearing in a puff of smoke; After you sob for the lost aspirations of humanity; After you wail for the death of hope for future generations......You look at the wild eyed savage in their unrestrained glee of utter destruction, and say to yourself... You know what, that looks like fun.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at June 29, 2015 08:06 AM (0q2P7)

276 263 Its good he's in. If he's a goofball he'll make the other Republican candidates look better. I have a funny feeling that a lot of them will make Trump look better. I'm guessing you'll see about thirty milquetoasts all doing their Mitt Romney impressions and Trump self-promoting.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at June 29, 2015 08:06 AM (oX9pn)

277 Speaking of Tilikum...   guess should meander off for lunch.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 29, 2015 08:06 AM (4fj37)

278 I will be more inclined to view the pragmatists and being, you know, actually pragmatic, were there any actual displays of pragmatism, such as analyzing why their preferred candidates aren't winning. Posted by: alexthechick - Shall I be reciprocal? Time will tell. at June 29, 2015 12:57 PM (mf5HN) =============================== BECUZ WINGNUTZ PURITY STUPID ::froths at mouth::- a pragmatic GOPer

Posted by: physics geek at June 29, 2015 08:06 AM (MT22W)

279 >>I think it was Jonah Goldberg who noted that being a pediatric neurosurgeon is as close to playing God as a human being can get.

Sounds about right. I'd pediatric heart surgeon, too.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at June 29, 2015 08:06 AM (NOIQH)

280 Really? She is less likable by day and I know of many Democrats that are sick of her and her corrupt crime syndicate. What exactly about her is enticing to anyone?
Posted by: Cheri


Most of your Democrat friends are liars.  I know mine are.  When the rubber-tipped walker hits the pavement,  the Democrats will turn out for Hillary.

What does "like" have to do with anything?  A lot of people didn't like Nixon in 1972, yet he won by a landslide.

People want to win, and if Hillary! can win, the Democrats will turn out for her.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at June 29, 2015 08:07 AM (RFeQD)

281 pep- You're killin' me Smalls.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 29, 2015 08:07 AM (LWWrf)

282 There should be a Wrestling Tournament for the Nomination.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 29, 2015 08:07 AM (CdIQH)

283 >>By that I mean that even on seemingly benign social/political issues, they apply rose colored filters to the 'news'.

Ah, gotcha. Definitely!!

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at June 29, 2015 08:07 AM (NOIQH)

284 ***"I will be more inclined to view the pragmatists and being, you know, actually pragmatic, were there any actual displays of pragmatism, such as analyzing why their preferred candidates aren't winning."***


How do you know the GOP and its consultant class is packed to the gills Lefties?


The analysis reads: Someone Else's Fault.


Or,


People Aren't Buying Product, Need New Pitchman

Posted by: Burn the Witch at June 29, 2015 08:07 AM (xSCb6)

285 Trump/Lace Wigs 2016!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 29, 2015 08:07 AM (vXKGT)

286 And where the hell is Newt? Isn't it time for him to surface? There's still room on the f'ing clown bus.

Posted by: Weasel at June 29, 2015 08:08 AM (6xtq3)

287 @184 I'd rank the Bush family just slightly ahead of the Kennedy family for the political family that has done the greatest damage to this county. W. Is pretty much directly responsible for jugears. Jeb Bush would pretty much finish off this country.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 29, 2015 08:08 AM (1SzQh)

288 There should be a Wrestling Tournament for the Nomination. Sarah Palin and pudding ftw.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 29, 2015 08:08 AM (rwI+c)

289 Representative government is fundamentally unserious. Why would you run anything but a populist entertainer?

Posted by: kartoffel at June 29, 2015 08:08 AM (fVxXv)

290 31 Given Our idiocratic electorate, how much do you think a simple campaign slogan of "He cares about people like you" would move the needle. Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 29, 2015 12:31 PM (O7MnT) I think it would put it firmly in and push the plunger.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 29, 2015 08:09 AM (EzgxV)

291 Just to be clear, we're talking about appearances here. Whether or not Trump actually cares about the average person doesn't mean anything if the average voter doesn't think he does. Posted by: joe dirt at June 29, 2015 12:29 PM (34w2E) But what you fail to see, is that Trump represents what the hoi polloi would see themselves to be, were they fabulously wealthy businessmen. Why be milquetoast Mitt, when you can be Terrible Trump. He appeals to the Doctor Evil in all of us.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 29, 2015 08:09 AM (wvk+d)

292 Perot didn't give us Clinton. Bush gave us Clinton with him breaking his pledge not to raise taxes. Although Clinton is a lying, self-centered snake, he didn't accomplish a whole lot during his two terms. And the Republican congress from 94 on kept him fairly center left.

Posted by: Not Loved Time to be Feared at June 29, 2015 08:09 AM (nRvEn)

293 One of the Duck Dynasty Guys should run.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 29, 2015 08:09 AM (CdIQH)

294 Most of your Democrat friends are liars. I know mine are. When the rubber-tipped walker hits the pavement, the Democrats will turn out for Hillary. At the end of the day, Democrats will view Hillary as a reliable caretaker of Obama's legacy and salivate at the potential to appoint 2-3 radical leftists to the SCOTUS.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 29, 2015 08:09 AM (O7MnT)

295 I'm giddy at the prospect of the GOP having to deal with Trump. I'm giddy at the prospect of the Dems having to deal with Trump.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i] at June 29, 2015 08:10 AM (EXik3)

296 209 Fucking Romney. Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 29, 2015 12:58 PM (rwI+c) Bears repeating.

Posted by: rrpjr at June 29, 2015 08:10 AM (s/yC1)

297 Rough week. Scotus rulings and now Anna Puma wants to turn me into a snack.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Armed and Ready for Anna at June 29, 2015 08:10 AM (LWWrf)

298 I think it was Jonah Goldberg who noted that being a pediatric neurosurgeon is as close to playing God as a human being can get. I'm a better pediatric neurosurgeon than actual pediatric neurosurgeons.

Posted by: Barackus Dickus the First at June 29, 2015 08:10 AM (MT22W)

299 >>People want to win, and if Hillary! can win, the Democrats will turn out for her.

As Obama being elected has shown us, people also crave being part of something groundbreaking, historic - and first woman president is just so very tempting. I have seen Dem on the street interviews where they admit Hillary may not be the best candidate, but "it's time for a woman president."

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at June 29, 2015 08:10 AM (NOIQH)

300 The press (which means all) is laughing at the GOP candidates running for office.  They think it hilarious.  Democrats only really have one, and its the one they love.

Posted by: Colin at June 29, 2015 08:10 AM (WQLtV)

301 And where the hell is Newt? Isn't it time for him to surface? There's still room on the f'ing clown bus. Posted by: Weasel at June 29, 2015 01:08 PM (6xtq3) Isn't it about time for another book tour?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 29, 2015 08:10 AM (vXKGT)

302 At the end of the day, Democrats will view Hillary as a reliable caretaker of Obama's legacy and salivate at the potential to appoint 2-3 radical leftists to the SCOTUS. They'd have to settle for 2-3 slightly radical leftists if a Republican gets in.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at June 29, 2015 08:10 AM (oX9pn)

303 Speaking of Carson...I saw the oddest thing on Friday. A Prius with a Ben Carson 2016 sticker on it. Posted by: HUCK -------------- I've posted a link to a Lexus SUV, with a Sanders/2016 sticker on it. Also, a Jeepster (!) with an Elizabeth Warren/2016 sticker.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 29, 2015 08:10 AM (9mTYi)

304 Most of your Democrat friends are liars. I know mine are. When the rubber-tipped walker hits the pavement, the Democrats will turn out for Hillary. Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at June 29, 2015 01:07 PM (RFeQD) _____________ Yep. I have a friend who was gushing over Obama in 2008. Between 2009 and 2011 she soured on him. Said she was really disappointed, blah blah blah. Who did she vote for - rather enthusiastically - in 2012? Why none other than Obama of course. Republicans and Democrats both threaten all day long to sit out or switch sides. Difference is Democrats never follow though on their threats, while Republicans often do.

Posted by: HUCK / AKIN 2016 at June 29, 2015 08:11 AM (0LHZx)

305 I'm giddy at the prospect of the United States having to deal with Queen Hillary for eight years.

Posted by: Khalid el Browncowski at June 29, 2015 08:11 AM (zGQ5T)

306 "To be fair, when Romney tried to seem more human, people get in a tizzy about that, too. Saying, "He can't relate to me, Mr Corporate Man. He's the 1%er."

He had too much baggage to overcome on that - one reason why I'd counsel against running an oligarch again, GOP or third party - say no to Fiorina - she'll be successfully labeled Queen of Outsourcing and Failed Businesses (not without justification).

You have to marry the message with the candidate.  Hillary can't realistically run on "I'm one of you" any more than Romney can - her own side's calling BS on it.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at June 29, 2015 08:11 AM (WIOql)

307 One of the Duck Dynasty Guys should run. Uncle Si FTW!

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i] at June 29, 2015 08:11 AM (EXik3)

308 295 THIS is the upside to Trump. He's unserious, so he can make some people verrrrry uncomfortable who have to deal with him. He's a wildcard.

Posted by: Weasel at June 29, 2015 08:11 AM (6xtq3)

309 If Ben Carson was white, would he even be considered as President? These stunts never work well, I'm all for a black conservative and am fine him running for President, but to actually think the whole "black doctor Republican" hook is going to work is silly. He's also hardly a pure conservative and has said some really dumb things regarding gun control. I just can't imagine a conservative really thinking he's viable.

Posted by: McAdams at June 29, 2015 08:11 AM (4b2BH)

310 I've posted a link to a Lexus SUV, with a Sanders/2016 sticker on it. Also, a Jeepster (!) with an Elizabeth Warren/2016 sticker. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 29, 2015 01:10 PM (9mTYi) ____________ Why is that surprising? I'd guess 80% of Lexus SUV owners are Democrats. Not sure what a Jeepster is...some tricked out Jeep or something?

Posted by: HUCK / AKIN 2016 at June 29, 2015 08:12 AM (0LHZx)

311 *tosses a mackerel towards Tilikum*

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 29, 2015 08:12 AM (4fj37)

312 305 I'm giddy at the prospect of the United States having to deal with Queen Hillary for eight years. Doubt She or Us would make 8 years...

Posted by: donna at June 29, 2015 08:12 AM (Bn6aD)

313 "But running for president is serious."

We live in an era where the preezy of the united steezy slow jams the news on a silly late night talk show. Serious as a requirement for pres left the barn a long time ago. Now it is who gives you the bestest feels OMG!!!!

Posted by: LizLem, Flynn for the Win! at June 29, 2015 08:12 AM (hvf9s)

314 I just can't imagine a conservative really thinking he's viable. If Jeb or Rubio are viable, Carson certainly is too.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at June 29, 2015 08:13 AM (oX9pn)

315 I think it was Jonah Goldberg who noted that being a pediatric neurosurgeon is as close to playing God as a human being can get. ---------------- I'm the closest thing to a pediatric neurosurgeon that has ever sat in this chair.

Posted by: Psychopathic Bumbler at June 29, 2015 08:13 AM (9mTYi)

316 It's going to be Hillary IF she makes it to the general. She has to be stopped before then....

Posted by: JoeF. at June 29, 2015 08:13 AM (EKXRv)

317 As I've said before- Trump is the GOPe's worst nightmare- He is a loudmouth, loose-cannon beholden to no one in the GOPe. Let's do everything we can to boost him in the polls and use him- as the knife in a game of mumbly-peg with the GOPe. Or if you prefer...our car in a game of chicken with the GOPe. All of those corrupt mofos are just licking their chops thinking of getting their hands on the pursestrings. Let's threaten to deny them what they want unless we get what we want. That mean a real conservative as the nominee - not fucking Jeb! or Rubio. And real concrete action to kill Obamacare stone cold dead with a free market, non-gov't controlled replacement. The border shut down and controlled, and those who hire illegals fined and sent to jail for a long long time. Trump is not a problem. He is a lever to be used if we're smart enough. And if the unthinkable happens and he actually makes it through the nom to the election- Can you actually tell me that he'd be worse than Hillary! or Jeb!?

Posted by: naturalfake at June 29, 2015 08:13 AM (0cMkb)

318 Ever get the feeling you are Alice and we are far far far past the looking glass?

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/A-Girl-Can-Dream-top.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 29, 2015 08:13 AM (4fj37)

319 >>Why is that surprising? I'd guess 80% of Lexus SUV owners are Democrats. Only people in Democrat-dominated professions like Academia, Government, or Lawyering can afford luxury SUVs these days.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 29, 2015 08:13 AM (O7MnT)

320

Anna Puma-tosses a mackerel towards Tilikum*

(Tilikum sends fish off to lab for analysis)

 

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Armed and Ready for Anna at June 29, 2015 08:14 AM (LWWrf)

321 Doubt She or Us would make 8 years... Posted by: donna at June 29, 2015 01:12 PM (Bn6aD) Oh, I think that something bearing the name United States of America will coast on for another good 20 years or more. The Roman Republic (as a name) lived on well after the Republic itself died, after all.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 08:14 AM (kff5f)

322 Perot 2016.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 29, 2015 08:14 AM (CdIQH)

323 Doubt She or Us would make 8 years... Comatose, on life support, or embalmed a la Lenin.

Posted by: Khalid el Browncowski at June 29, 2015 08:14 AM (zGQ5T)

324 "I would say being able to handle a complicated and difficult tasks in high pressure situations would transfer over to the world of politics, where a jellyfish like John Boehner is able to comfortably coast with little to no evidence of a brain." I don't think that you'd argue that Tom Brady, Yo Yo Ma, or Marcus Luttrel would be qualified for president based on that sort of criteria. Let me put it this way. Jobs are either task oriented, or people oriented. Neurosurgery is a task oriented job. You have to do a task well. Politics is definitely not that. Politics requires you to get people to do what you want. Completely different skillset.

Posted by: joe dirt at June 29, 2015 08:15 AM (34w2E)

325 So Drew M., (and all others that post/read here.) I respect your opinion and solid posts here, but, who are you gonna vote for? If Trump gets the nomination, him or Hillary or stay home? If Jeb gets the nomination, him or Hillary or stay home? If Walker gets the nomination, him or Hillary or stay home? If Rubio gets the nomination, him or Hillary or stay home? If Carson gets the nomination, him or Hillary or stay home? If Cruz gets the nomination, him or Hillary or stay home? If Fiorina gets the nomination, him or Hillary or stay home? Isn't the lesser of all (R) evils better than the (D) evil? What's this bullshit all about? Trashing all R candidates before we see anything from them. Who's your PERFECT candidate? The way the system is setup, we only get two (maybe three) choices in the general. I like Cruz and Walker, but doubt they will get the nomination. But I don't TRASH the other (R)'s because we need them all to DEFEAT the (D). It's like your family saying, "we're all going out to eat Mexican food." You say, "well I only eat burgers," and week after week they pick food choices that don't align with your ONE AND ONLY WISH, BURGERS. So you starve... I've been asking this for years, and I never get a good response to my question from anyone. Thanks.

Posted by: Concerned Voter. at June 29, 2015 08:15 AM (aHz7f)

326

Anna Puma- I have felt past the looking glass for about a decade plus now.

 

 

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Armed and Ready for Anna at June 29, 2015 08:16 AM (LWWrf)

327 or embalmed a la Lenin. Posted by: Khalid el Browncowski at June 29, 2015 01:14 PM Well...pickled, certainly.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState[/i][/s][/b] at June 29, 2015 08:16 AM (h4vJk)

328 I am all for Trump running for President.

1. He is a true-born American citizen of means, so he CAN do it if he wants, with more reason than the professional office-seekers of the present day.
2. The RNC's strategy in the last 2 elections gave us 2 terms of Obama. I am more than ready to hear campaign proposals that do not originate to those guys.
3. Likewise, Trump will speak his mind on the issues, tell the LSM to fuck themselves on taking sides, and explain why his ideas are better than everyone else's ideas. The idea of him politely (or not so politely) pouring scorn all over the Demokrats' platform on live TV (and probably picking up 20% approval) is appealing.  

Posted by: exdem13 at June 29, 2015 08:16 AM (ry4ab)

329 314 I just can't imagine a conservative really thinking he's viable. Obama was viable but Carson isn't?

Posted by: rrpjr at June 29, 2015 08:17 AM (s/yC1)

330 Oh and yes, the 2016 GOP nominees is a clown car of candidates on its way to a train wreck. Everyone knows this.

But it is a hugely diverse and surprisingly young group...well younger than the dem bench, at least. And there are enough erudite thinkers in the GOP bunch, and enough media savvy candidates who will not accept the MSM premise on questions, that it might get veeeeeery interesting, in a good way, for us. Might open some LIV eyes, if just a crack.

But it all else fails bet on the clown car implosion.

Posted by: LizLem, Flynn for the Win! at June 29, 2015 08:17 AM (hvf9s)

331 Trump isn't running for himself. He wants his kids to get into politics after he breaks in. For families that followed their fathers political wishes, see Biden, Walker/Bush, the Kennedys, Jesse Jackson, Brown, Romney, Cuomo, Rockefeller/Aldrich and Roosevelt. Donald will break in for his children to follow.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at June 29, 2015 08:17 AM (NjiZL)

332 ***"She is less likable by day and I know of many Democrats that are sick of her and her corrupt crime syndicate. What exactly about her is enticing to anyone?"***


Her vagina...in the abstract.


Sadly, I'm serious and even more sadly...it's true.


Like someone else said, the Donks might complain, but they'll turn out in droves. Women, despite the wailing of Feminists are running the show now. Have been since 2008.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at June 29, 2015 08:18 AM (xSCb6)

333 329 314 I just can't imagine a conservative really thinking he's viable. Obama was viable but Carson isn't? After obama I'm not sure another "Black" could be elected... Racist I know..Same goes for another "Bush."

Posted by: donna at June 29, 2015 08:18 AM (Bn6aD)

334 Only people in Democrat-dominated professions like Academia, Government, or Lawyering can afford luxury SUVs these days. Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 29, 2015 01:13 PM (O7MnT) ___________ Yeah and a fully loaded Ford F150 is $50K. It's not about the cost, it's that the type of person who buys a Lexus SUV is a Democrat, usually.

Posted by: HUCK / AKIN 2016 at June 29, 2015 08:18 AM (0LHZx)

335 Why is that surprising? I'd guess 80% of Lexus SUV owners are Democrats. Not sure what a Jeepster is...some tricked out Jeep or something? Posted by: HUCK --------------------- It isn't particularly surprising, just emblematic of their ignorance (and/or hypocrisy). Sanders is the very antithesis of the Lexus-owning class. Jeepster. You're a young man, aren't you? Now that I think about it, were I a moderator, I would make that a question. Anyone who could not make a reasonable comment regarding the Jeepster, would be tossed out of the race. That would have saved us from Barry.

Posted by: Psychopathic Bumbler at June 29, 2015 08:18 AM (9mTYi)

336 If Jeb or Rubio are viable, Carson certainly is too. Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk But would it kill these guys to win an elected office first to show us he can win in front of voters? Even a Congressional seat? At the end of the day, I don't think he couldn't handle the job, I just think he couldn't handle a real Presidential campaign. He's already stepped in it with saying some pretty outlandish, liberal things regarding gun control. For a grassroots candidate, that's not a good sign. He seems though like a decent fellow, I just don't like gimmick candidates If he was a white neurosurgeon, he would be ignored right now.

Posted by: McAdams at June 29, 2015 08:19 AM (4b2BH)

337 because we need them all to DEFEAT the (D). Defend that assertion, please. What is the material difference if Jeb is President instead of Hillary? Rubio? I think you'll find very few here who "trash" Walker, or Cruz, and we mostly think that Trump, Carson, and Fiorina are simply not viable (as in- won't make it very far into the primaries), no "trashing" required. So, of the ones we *do* actually "trash" (Jeb, Rubio, Graham, and a couple others), please tell the class what the material difference is between them and Hillary. Please show your work.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 08:19 AM (kff5f)

338 Should be Trump/Pesci 2016 for maximum hilarity

Posted by: Bigby's Cellphone Finger at June 29, 2015 08:19 AM (xaWUq)

339

I'll probably just write in Chumlee.

Posted by: wth at June 29, 2015 08:19 AM (wAQA5)

340 Donald Trump is the Jerry Springer show... compared to Obama's Oprah... and the GOPe's 'Marry a Millionaire'.... But the only one still on??? Springer...

Posted by: BB Wolf at June 29, 2015 08:19 AM (qh617)

341 g'afternoon, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 29, 2015 08:19 AM (ZQfW9)

342 Will vote Trump, Walker, Cruz. Elsewise ... I stay home. Because they rest of them are not much different than the D ... Not enough to miss the chance to teach a lesson. Plain enough ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 29, 2015 08:19 AM (tFWWx)

343 Her vagina...in the abstract. It's true. Hillary!'s vag looks like something I would draw. Don't ask me how I know.

Posted by: Pablo Picasso at June 29, 2015 08:20 AM (0cMkb)

344 Obama was viable but Carson isn't? Posted by: rrpjr at June 29, 2015 01:17 PM (s/yC1) Not to a conservative.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 08:20 AM (kff5f)

345 Should be Trump/Pesci 2016 for maximum hilarity Posted by: Bigby's Cellphone Finger at June 29, 2015 01:19 PM Hilarity? Hilarity how? Are you saying that I'm a clown? That I amuse you?

Posted by: Joe Pesci[/i][/s][/b] at June 29, 2015 08:20 AM (h4vJk)

346 Hilarity? Hilarity how? Are you saying that I'm a clown? That I amuse you? Posted by: Joe Pesci at June 29, 2015 01:20 PM (h4vJk) Yeah. Pretty much.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 08:21 AM (kff5f)

347 15 bucks worth of chicken and broccoli. Not a damn piece of broccoli in it. That's how I role!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 29, 2015 08:21 AM (fWAjv)

348 Strips Bumbler sock

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 29, 2015 08:21 AM (9mTYi)

349 Face it Drew, the only candidate that meets your two requirements: cares about the folks and could legitimately be president - is Huckabee. Which isn't awful, but that isn't what this country needs. This country needs an outsider willing to come in and destroy the political establishment, because that is the problem we are facing. Terrorism? Pashah, nothing is more dangerous to the United States right now, than the Washington DC ruling class. Sure, Huckabee is an outsider and most of the others are part of that establishment, but Trump? Who cares if he is liberal, he at least is a step towards solving the most important danger our country faces....then again give me some Sarah.

Posted by: doug at June 29, 2015 08:22 AM (IYEs/)

350

Joe Pesci -Hilarity? Hilarity how? Are you saying that I'm a clown? That I amuse you? 

Get your shine box.
 

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Armed and Ready for Anna at June 29, 2015 08:22 AM (LWWrf)

351 And he has tanning bed eyes. Posted by: Sphynx at June 29, 2015 12:31 PM (OZmbA) that's a plus, right?

Posted by: John Boehner at June 29, 2015 08:22 AM (fUjxW)

352 It isn't particularly surprising, just emblematic of their ignorance (and/or hypocrisy). Sanders is the very antithesis of the Lexus-owning class. Posted by: Psychopathic Bumbler at June 29, 2015 01:18 PM (9mTYi) _________ I get what you're saying. But it's not that surprising to see a Lexus or BMW SUV with all sorts of left wing stickers. But seeing a Prius with a bumper sticker for an ultra conservative candidate....that shit is rare.

Posted by: HUCK / AKIN 2016 at June 29, 2015 08:22 AM (0LHZx)

353 Should be Trump/Pesci 2016 for maximum hilarity Should be Trump/Bobcat Goldwaithe 2016 for maximum hilarity.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i] at June 29, 2015 08:22 AM (EXik3)

354 ...  *thud*

A cubegina?

*erk*

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 29, 2015 08:22 AM (4fj37)

355 I don't want a candidate that "cares about me." I want a candidate that gets the fuck out of the way and allows me to do my scant part in bringing this country back from the depths in which it has dropped itself in the last 6+ years.

I don't want a candidate that "creates jobs." I want a candidate that gets the government the fuck out of the way so the American people can make shit work again.

We are the TMZ nation. Trump just adds to the circus.

Posted by: kotter at June 29, 2015 01:06 PM (F937F)

 

 

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

 

 

Just getting ready to type something very close to this.  Agree 100%.

Posted by: Soona at June 29, 2015 08:22 AM (P25Hh)

356 Should be Trump/Bobcat Goldwaithe 2016 for maximum hilarity. Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2015 01:22 PM (EXik3) Those are some interviews and press conferences I'd love to see. "Uh... does anyone know what the Vice President just said?"

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 08:23 AM (kff5f)

357

If Fiorina gets the nomination, him or Hillary or stay home?

 

*does Crocodile Dundee crotch grab*

 

Her.  Definitely her.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 29, 2015 08:23 AM (JtwS4)

358 let me clarify - who cares that Trump is liberal, at least he isn't as boldly Marxist as Romneycare and that and McCain is who we have had the last 3 go arounds.

Posted by: doug at June 29, 2015 08:23 AM (IYEs/)

359 Get your shine box. Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Armed and Ready for Anna at June 29, 2015 01:22 PM And the Horde doesn't disappoint!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState[/i][/s][/b] at June 29, 2015 08:23 AM (h4vJk)

360
Trump is not a problem. He is a lever to be used if we're smart enough.

And if the unthinkable happens and he actually makes it through the nom to the election-

Can you actually tell me that he'd be worse than Hillary! or Jeb!?
-----------------

That is a succinct and excellent summary, much better than I've done in the past. Trump will force the other GOP candidates to step up their game or get left behind. And whatever Trump does, he will definitely save us from a Hildabeast coin-flip queenship or a Fauxcahontas extension of the Obama years.

Posted by: exdem13 at June 29, 2015 08:23 AM (ry4ab)

361 While I disagree with pretty much everything Bernie Sanders says, I do respect him. He's upfront with what he believes. He's a socialist and doesn't pretend otherwise. He's as far left as Hillary and Obama but doesn't twist himself in a pretzel to try and convince people he's a centrist. Gotta give him props for honesty.

Posted by: HUCK / AKIN 2016 at June 29, 2015 08:24 AM (0LHZx)

362

I don't want a candidate that "cares about me." I want a candidate that gets the fuck out of the way and allows me to do my scant part in bringing this country back from the depths in which it has dropped itself in the last 6+ years. I don't want a candidate that "creates jobs." I want a candidate that gets the government the fuck out of the way so the American people can make shit work again.


Posted by: kotter

 

--

 

Me too.  That makes about six of us,    unfortunately.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at June 29, 2015 08:24 AM (vJki2)

363 How about Pedro? The guy from Napoleon Dynamite? The shirts are already made up, and we'd get the Latino vote. Win/Win!

Posted by: Weasel at June 29, 2015 08:24 AM (6xtq3)

364 Posted by: Soona at June 29, 2015 01:22 PM (P25Hh) Sadly, 52% of the nation *does* care about that. Of those, roughly 47% are reliable Democrat votes. We need 80% of the remaining 5%.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 08:24 AM (kff5f)

365 If Fiorina gets the nomination, him or Hillary or stay home? Wait, what?

Posted by: alexthechick - Shall I be reciprocal? Time will tell. at June 29, 2015 08:24 AM (mf5HN)

366 Frighteningly, I think I could vote for Huckabee over Trump.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 29, 2015 08:25 AM (rwI+c)

367 ***"I've been asking this for years, and I never get a good response to my question from anyone.


Posted by: Concerned Voter at June 29, 2015 01:15 PM (aHz7f)"***


Maybe you should try actually reading the blog sometime. If you don't think the response is good, then try the HotAir button on your computer.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at June 29, 2015 08:25 AM (xSCb6)

368 If Fiorina gets the nomination, him or Hillary or stay home? Carly going transgender?

Posted by: donna at June 29, 2015 08:25 AM (Bn6aD)

369 Wow. #LoveWins crowd going after war vet amputee who dared opine that Christians will be sued. Fucking disgusting pieces of shit.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 29, 2015 08:26 AM (fWAjv)

370 "Trump is a clown but he's says things people are feeling." Exactly. This is not rocket science. I'm puzzled as to why other candidates don't figure this out.

Posted by: Doug at June 29, 2015 08:26 AM (yNjgJ)

371 318 Ever get the feeling you are Alice and we are far far far past the looking glass?
 
---------
That sumps up the last decade very well. But then, does that make you the Cheshire catgirl?

Posted by: exdem13 at June 29, 2015 08:26 AM (ry4ab)

372 " I don't want a candidate that "creates jobs." I want a candidate that gets the government the fuck out of the way so the American people can make shit work again. " If a politicians could create jobs, unemployment would never go above 0%.

Posted by: HUCK / AKIN 2016 at June 29, 2015 08:26 AM (0LHZx)

373 RWC- feeel the love.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Armed and Ready for Anna at June 29, 2015 08:26 AM (LWWrf)

374 Trump is a jackass. He is living proof that many of the very rich didn't get that way because they are brilliant. He ain't.

Posted by: maddogg at June 29, 2015 08:26 AM (xWW96)

375 369 Wow. #LoveWins crowd going after war vet amputee who dared opine that Christians will be sued. Fucking disgusting pieces of shit. Yes, they are over-playing their hand...

Posted by: donna at June 29, 2015 08:26 AM (Bn6aD)

376 If Fiorina gets the nomination, him or Hillary or stay home? Carly going transgender? Posted by: donna at June cut n paste sex change, its cheaper that way

Posted by: Jean at June 29, 2015 08:27 AM (ztOda)

377 Can you actually tell me that he'd be worse than Hillary! or Jeb!? ---- trump woudl at least try to outdo the Chinese and the Iranians. He wouldnt just roll over for them.

Posted by: fixerupper at June 29, 2015 08:27 AM (8XRCm)

378 A cubed vagina?


That's a micro-aggression.

Posted by: eleven at June 29, 2015 08:27 AM (IPzoI)

379 Populism, Nativism and Mercantilism are the three pillars of victory. Whether that gets you the country you want is arguable.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 29, 2015 08:27 AM (rwI+c)

380 Elect Trump and repudiate all those trillions of dollars of federal debt. Posted by: Khalid el Browncowski Which we owe to ourselves - So fcuk everybody's retirement.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at June 29, 2015 08:28 AM (DL2i+)

381 They create jobs by taking money from people who create jobs and building bureaucracies that spend crap tons of money.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 29, 2015 08:28 AM (CdIQH)

382 Wow. #LoveWins crowd going after war vet amputee who dared opine that Christians will be sued. Fucking disgusting pieces of shit. Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA So he repeated what Obama's Solicitor General said during oral arguments?

Posted by: Jean at June 29, 2015 08:28 AM (ztOda)

383 Populism, Nativism and Mercantilism are the three pillars of victory. Whether that gets you the country you want is arguable. Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 29, 2015 01:27 PM (rwI+c) That is a most cromulent point.

Posted by: alexthechick - Shall I be reciprocal? Time will tell. at June 29, 2015 08:28 AM (mf5HN)

384 Trump was a Hillary donor, that's really all you need to know.

Posted by: maddogg at June 29, 2015 08:29 AM (xWW96)

385 Trump would force the other ones rightward true It's just the disconnect in the election itself will turn off voters

Posted by: Bigby's Cellphone Finger at June 29, 2015 08:29 AM (xaWUq)

386 Yeah, sure.  Trump is a clown, but Ron Paul is what again, exactly?


Posted by: Fritz at June 29, 2015 08:29 AM (UzPAd)

387 377 Can you actually tell me that he'd be worse than Hillary! or Jeb!? ---- trump woudl at least try to outdo the Chinese and the Iranians. He wouldnt just roll over for them. Posted by: fixerupper at June 29, 2015 01:27 PM (8XRCm) Not to mention, the House of Saud.... who for some reason has had a lock on US Government policy for about 50 years...

Posted by: BB Wolf at June 29, 2015 08:29 AM (qh617)

388 Trump would be less problematic if DNCmedia covered their crazy Sanders as well. As it is, trump merely serves as a way to tar the right. And until something radical happens in the mind of the LIVs conservatives are a part of the right so we get tared in the process. Only the progs come out ahead here.

Posted by: tsrblke (tsblet) at June 29, 2015 08:29 AM (U8W/7)

389

The left made it a point to harass those who voted or donated in ways they did not like.

Now we see CEOs etc doing what the progs want. Think we need to build our own machine to do something like that.

 

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale Armed and Ready for Anna at June 29, 2015 08:29 AM (LWWrf)

390

but Ron Paul is what again, exactly?

 

Ummm.....not running?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 29, 2015 08:30 AM (JtwS4)

391 Elect Trump and repudiate all those trillions of dollars of federal debt. Posted by: Khalid el Browncowski Which we owe to ourselves - So fcuk everybody's retirement. Posted by: DaveA at June 29, 2015 01:28 PM (DL2i+) I thought that if I waited long enough, someone would get it, or the sun would go out. Either one.

Posted by: Khalid el Browncowski at June 29, 2015 08:30 AM (zGQ5T)

392 Posted by: HUCK / AKIN 2016 at June 29, 2015 01:24 PM (0LHZx)


And I'd bet that the lever isn't the only thing you'd be pulling for him in the voting booth.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at June 29, 2015 08:30 AM (xSCb6)

393 You mean Alessandra Mussolini? Benito's granddaughter? Who is an MEP? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alessandra_Mussolini Posted by: Anna Puma at June 29, 2015 12:56 PM (4fj37) No. Look up "Cicciolina".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 29, 2015 08:30 AM (wvk+d)

394 Yes, they are over-playing their hand... Posted by: donna at June 29, 2015 01:26 PM (Bn6aD) Over-playing how, exactly? The Ruling Council, and their approved Executive are on their side. The vet will be forced to cave and apologize, or be ruined - and the MFM (if it deigns to carry the news at all) will paint him as a monster who deserved what he got.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 08:31 AM (kff5f)

395 O/T but germaine to todays issues. Heard a joke on the radio on the drive in this morning. "What do yo call a gay man that gets shot out to outer space in a rocket????" An astronaut. Apparntly ... some in the gay community are bemoaning their loss of snowflake status and theat the arent "special" anymore. One writer even went so far as to say "there was something wonderful about being an oppressed minority." I would argue he doesn't understand the word "oppressed"

Posted by: fixerupper at June 29, 2015 08:31 AM (8XRCm)

396

Trump was a Hillary donor, that's really all you need to know.

 

--

 

Trump is to 2016 what Perot was to 1992

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at June 29, 2015 08:31 AM (vJki2)

397 So he repeated what Obama's Solicitor General said during oral arguments? Posted by: Jean at June 29, 2015 01:28 PM (ztOda) I don't think any of them would comprehend what you just said.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 29, 2015 08:31 AM (fWAjv)

398 No. Look up "Cicciolina". Is that the stripper? Italian politics is fun.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 29, 2015 08:31 AM (rwI+c)

399 Which we owe to ourselves - So fcuk everybody's retirement. Posted by: DaveA at June 29, 2015 01:28 PM (DL2i+) I thought that if I waited long enough, someone would get it, or the sun would go out. Either one. Posted by: Khalid el Browncowski at June 29, 2015 01:30 PM (zGQ5T) doesn't matter.... the collapse is already starting... go look at the foreign markets, and how much physical Gold China has taken out of the market in the past year...

Posted by: BB Wolf at June 29, 2015 08:31 AM (qh617)

400

No. Look up "Cicciolina".

 

aka Ilona Staller.

 

Actual pron star what got elected to Italy's parliament.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 29, 2015 08:31 AM (JtwS4)

401 Tough week all around for Planet Earth...the Greeks who gave the world gay loving are now telling the world to kiss their ass while the candidate who used Greek columns in his Immaculation is telling the country to literally kiss asses.  

Posted by: Ross DarkPole at June 29, 2015 08:31 AM (hqZPQ)

402 No. Look up "Cicciolina". You need to use the image search engine, and turn the filters off.

Posted by: Jean at June 29, 2015 08:31 AM (ztOda)

403 370 "Trump is a clown but he's says things people are feeling."

Exactly. This is not rocket science. I'm puzzled as to why other candidates don't figure this out.
--------------------------
Too easy. We have to be proper GOP smart guys and spend millions trying to figure out what the voters REALLY want, while ignoring a torrent of suggestions from Tea Party and religious conservatives.

Posted by: exdem13 at June 29, 2015 08:32 AM (ry4ab)

404 >>>Ummm.....not running?<<<

Precisely.   So Trump gets the nod for clown role.

Posted by: Fritz at June 29, 2015 08:32 AM (UzPAd)

405 Wait, Trump was a Hillary donor?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at June 29, 2015 08:33 AM (xSCb6)

406 You ain't got because someone took from you. Who did? Democrats!

Posted by: Grump928(C) waxes Populist, try it, it's fun! at June 29, 2015 08:33 AM (rwI+c)

407 Posted by: Fritz at June 29, 2015 01:29 PM (UzPAd) Ix-nay on the On-ray Ual-pay. It brings out the crazies. The Style-guide specifies "Luap Nor" when Uncle Silver Dimes must be referenced.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 08:33 AM (kff5f)

408 369 Wow. #LoveWins crowd going after war vet amputee who dared opine that Christians will be sued. They're so brazen and "empowered" by decades of corruption of language and the degeneration of culture ("love" and "tolerance" now mean emotional license to despise your dissenters with greater fury) that they are now preemptively attacking people for even suggesting they will be sued (as the gays fully intend to do). How dare we point out their intentions. Don't doubt for a moment that many of these people would volunteer to serve on Jacobin "Public Safety Committees" for the purpose of rounding up and imprisoning even exterminating their opponents.

Posted by: rrpjr at June 29, 2015 08:33 AM (s/yC1)

409 Trump would force the other ones rightward true It's just the disconnect in the election itself will turn off voters GOPe has already turned me off. Good luck with what they are offering.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i] at June 29, 2015 08:33 AM (BKWpy)

410 "What do yo call a gay man that gets shot out to outer space in a rocket????"

An astronaut.

If I told that to Buzz Aldrin, he'd punch me in the face.

Posted by: Ross DarkPole at June 29, 2015 08:33 AM (hqZPQ)

411 You're poor because some other are Super Rich. Who? Democrats!

Posted by: Grump928(C) waxes Populist, try it, it's fun! at June 29, 2015 08:33 AM (rwI+c)

412 So he repeated what Obama's Solicitor General said during oral arguments? Posted by: Jean at June 29, 2015 01:28 PM (ztOda) I don't think any of them would comprehend what you just said. Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA I would offer up a tweet in the guy's defense - buy I dont tweet.

Posted by: Jean at June 29, 2015 08:33 AM (ztOda)

413 Ahem. Here. Let us have some good news. http://fxn.ws/1eUD69f Since you can trust my links UNLIKE SOME OTHER PEOPLE'S AHEM, I am sure that everyone will clicky. For those that don't, it's about the Brady Center being forced to pay an ammo dealer's legal fees. Allow me to point and laugh.

Posted by: alexthechick - Shall I be reciprocal? Time will tell. at June 29, 2015 08:34 AM (mf5HN)

414 405 Wait, Trump was a Hillary donor? Posted by: Burn the Witch at June 29, 2015 01:33 PM (xSCb6) Sadly, if my Presidential choices had been Hilary vs Obama in the last couple of elections... I would have chose Hill.... she wants POWER... and is Evil... but I still see her as the lesser of THOSE two evils...

Posted by: BB Wolf at June 29, 2015 08:34 AM (qh617)

415 Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 01:31 PM (kff5f) "SURPEME LAW, Chapinsky, LAW!" --Chris Cuomo. Actually he kept saying supreme law as if SCOTUS stuff has never changed before.See RFRA.

Posted by: tsrblke (tsblet) at June 29, 2015 08:34 AM (U8W/7)

416 Seems like half the people on social media have turned their profile pics "rainbow colored" today. Must have been some memo I didn't have any fucks to give about.

Posted by: Citizen X at June 29, 2015 08:35 AM (7ObY1)

417 but Ron Paul is what again, exactly? ----- I got fifty bucks that says he a marooned on this planet Grey.

Posted by: fixerupper at June 29, 2015 08:35 AM (8XRCm)

418 He's not Perot 2 You have to have a decent split for there to be a spoiler.

Posted by: Bigby's Cellphone Finger at June 29, 2015 08:36 AM (xaWUq)

419 I would have chose Hill.... she wants POWER... and is Evil... but I still see her as the lesser of THOSE two evils... Bill wants there still to be a country, to loot.

Posted by: Grump928(C) waxes Populist, try it, it's fun! at June 29, 2015 08:36 AM (rwI+c)

420 Yes, they are over-playing their hand...

Posted by: donna at June 29, 2015 01:26 PM (Bn6aD)

 

 

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

 

 

Really?  Look around.  They're getting everything they want.

Posted by: Soona at June 29, 2015 08:36 AM (P25Hh)

421 One writer even went so far as to say "there was something wonderful about being an oppressed minority." Rachel Dolezal agrees.

Posted by: Citizen X at June 29, 2015 08:36 AM (7ObY1)

422 It appears the SCOTUS likes cheap, coal power. Silver lining?

Posted by: Jean at June 29, 2015 08:37 AM (ztOda)

423 "SURPEME LAW, Chapinsky, LAW!" --Chris Cuomo. Citizens United is GOLD!

Posted by: Grump928(C) waxes Populist, try it, it's fun! at June 29, 2015 08:37 AM (rwI+c)

424 Posted by: alexthechick - Shall I be reciprocal? Time will tell. at June 29, 2015 01:34 PM (mf5HN) Point an laugh indeed. Also- here, have some popcorn.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 08:37 AM (kff5f)

425 I think Trump is awesome and speaks the hard truths nobody wants to hear.  And, yes, I AM an idiot -- I have two years of high school transcripts to prove it!

Posted by: Inch Deep Tom at June 29, 2015 08:37 AM (7u7u7)

426 Apparntly ... some in the gay community are bemoaning their loss of snowflake status and theat the arent "special" anymore. One writer even went so far as to say "there was something wonderful about being an oppressed minority." Posted by: fixerupper at June 29, 2015 01:31 PM (8XRCm) ____________ Kinda like Red Sox fans. Once they won the World Series, it wasn't so much fun anymore.

Posted by: HUCK / AKIN 2016 at June 29, 2015 08:37 AM (0LHZx)

427 Cfuk the GOP. If ever there were a not-serious group of invertebrate, pillow biting political amateurs, they would be personified by the GOP. The GOP has done NOTHING to curb the growth, or the invasiveness of the federal government. And they are every bit as culpable for the current state of affairs (no pun intended).

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 29, 2015 08:38 AM (i0ykY)

428 Seems like half the people on social media have turned their profile pics "rainbow colored" today.

Must have been some memo I didn't have any fucks to give about.



Posted by: Citizen X at June 29, 2015 01:35 PM (7ObY1)

 

 

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

 

 

I've noticed that too.  Getting ready to unfriend them all.   I'm tired of stupid.

Posted by: Soona at June 29, 2015 08:38 AM (P25Hh)

429 ***"I'm all for amping up style (see above), but the hard fact is that the GOP has been losing on substance for years as well. The facts may be on the side of conservatives, but the GOP hasn't been on "our" side for a long time."***


I appreciate the response by the way, but you'll notice that I didn't mention the GOP.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at June 29, 2015 08:38 AM (xSCb6)

430 R or D or stay home. WTF that is always the choice. Think of it like this: Your house is broken into by two people. You and your family are going to be robbed and raped. They tell you that you can choice which one is going to do the deed and they other will complain the whole time it is going on that you should have voted for them. I refuse to vote. Would rather die fighting for my family then participating in that vote. I am too tired of being lied to every single time.

Posted by: Lets be serious at June 29, 2015 08:38 AM (I2uFP)

431 It appears the SCOTUS likes cheap, coal power. Silver lining? Posted by: Jean at June 29, 2015 01:37 PM (ztOda) Not really. 1- the EPA is not authorized by the Constitution, and as such should not exist. 2- Another 5 - 4 ruling, which just proves that SCOTUS justices are simply political appointees- but only one party is willing to appoint party apparatchiks.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 08:39 AM (kff5f)

432 You need to use the image search engine, and turn the filters off. Posted by: Jean at June 29, 2015 01:31 PM (ztOda) ALWAYS a good idea with the horde.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 29, 2015 08:39 AM (fWAjv)

433 >>Seems like half the people on social media have turned their profile pics "rainbow colored" today.

Remember in 2008 when all of 'em changed their facebook profile name to be "Obama" as their surname?

This is as dumb and meaningless as hashtag diplomacy.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at June 29, 2015 08:40 AM (NOIQH)

434 Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 01:39 PM (kff5f) _________ Come on man. It's a pretty good victory over the EPA, be happy.

Posted by: HUCK / AKIN 2016 at June 29, 2015 08:40 AM (0LHZx)

435 ALWAYS a good idea with the horde. Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 29, 2015 01:39 PM (fWAjv) For given values of always which mean "seldom to never."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 08:40 AM (kff5f)

436 Allow me to point and laugh. Posted by: alexthechick - Shall I be reciprocal? Time will tell. at June 29, 2015 01:34 PM (mf5HN) Laugh harder then. Lucky Gunner is just one of the businesses they have to pay. There are two others as well.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 29, 2015 08:41 AM (fWAjv)

437 For those that don't, it's about the Brady Center being forced to pay an ammo dealer's legal fees.

Allow me to point and laugh.
------------

*points* "Ha-ha!"

That Simpsons bit never gets old.

Posted by: exdem13 at June 29, 2015 08:41 AM (ry4ab)

438 >>Seems like half the people on social media have turned their profile pics "rainbow colored" today.

Only half? Hrm.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at June 29, 2015 08:41 AM (ZKzrr)

439 I've noticed that too. Getting ready to unfriend them all. I'm tired of stupid. Posted by: Soona at June 29, 2015 01:38 PM (P25Hh) Some of the folks who are doing it really surprise me. Limbering up my "unfriending" finger.

Posted by: Citizen X at June 29, 2015 08:41 AM (7ObY1)

440 Does Ace think today is Sunday??

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 29, 2015 08:42 AM (/6AND)

441 It appears the SCOTUS likes cheap, coal power. Silver lining? Posted by: Jean at June 29, 2015 01:37 PM (ztOda) Not really. 1- the EPA is not authorized by the Constitution, and as such should not exist. 2- Another 5 - 4 ruling, which just proves that SCOTUS justices are simply political appointees- but only one party is willing to appoint party apparatchiks. ------ 3. The Obama agressively enforces and clebrates rulings it likes, see the 2 Obamacare rulings, Kelo, Gay Marriage.... but ignores or circumvents the rulings it doesnt. See Citizens United, McDonald, BP drilling.

Posted by: fixerupper at June 29, 2015 08:42 AM (8XRCm)

442 "Yes, they are over-playing their hand..."


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


"Really? Look around. They're getting everything they want."



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


Exactly. Why would they stop now?


They've got massive momentum. The pro-gay ads on TV are in overdrive. TV programming is way over-representative. They just painted a rainbow on the fvcking constitution FFS.


Anyone who thinks it can't get any worse isn't paying attention.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at June 29, 2015 08:42 AM (xSCb6)

443 Allesandra is also an Italian movie star and her aunt is Sophia Loren.  So please excuse the confusion between her and Ilona

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 29, 2015 08:42 AM (4fj37)

444 he EPA is not authorized by the Constitution, and as such should not exist. ----- And who really needs a Coast Guard, Air Force, Railroad Administration, National Guard, or Park Service?

Posted by: RioBravo at June 29, 2015 08:43 AM (NUqwG)

445 I always surf the internet with all filters off. You can learn things that way. Except for huffington and daily beast. . salon. ..slate. . . I never go there. Even if there was something there I would agree with, I know they don't mean it.

Posted by: Khalid el Browncowski at June 29, 2015 08:43 AM (zGQ5T)

446 Apparntly ... some in the gay community are bemoaning their loss of snowflake status and theat the arent "special" anymore.

Some bint at Slate last week was worried that now they'll all be expected to marry, just like breeders are, instead of being free to create relationships as they wish.

I, of course, am Nelson Mundting and singing "Suck it!" all over the place.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at June 29, 2015 08:44 AM (ZKzrr)

447 BTP Arms and The Sportsmans Guide were the other two.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 29, 2015 08:44 AM (fWAjv)

448 You need to use the image search engine, and turn the filters off. Posted by: Jean ALWAYS a good idea with the horde. Posted by: RWC Coming from the hotde, it should be "Filters on high. Shields up!"

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i] at June 29, 2015 08:44 AM (BKWpy)

449 "he EPA is not authorized by the Constitution, and as such should not exist." Neither is the ATF, FBI, NSA, TSA, czars, homeland security, patriot act, Federal Reserve. And many more...

Posted by: Lets be serious at June 29, 2015 08:45 AM (I2uFP)

450 You can't filter the truth.

Posted by: eleven at June 29, 2015 08:46 AM (IPzoI)

451 Some of the folks who are doing it really surprise me. Limbering up my "unfriending" finger. Posted by: Citizen ----------- One more time: "Happy to be on the losing side of history": http://tinyurl.com/l3mm84z

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 29, 2015 08:46 AM (9mTYi)

452 Some bint at Slate last week was worried that now they'll all be expected to marry, just like breeders are, instead of being free to create relationships as they wish. -- I tweeted last week that #LoveWins means there is no longer any excuse for the culture of promiscuity and STDs.

Posted by: @votermom at June 29, 2015 08:46 AM (cbfNE)

453 Allow me to point and laugh. Posted by: alexthechick - Shall I be reciprocal? Time will tell. at June 29, 2015 01:34 PM Here. You'll need this, too. *pours adult beverage into USB port*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState[/i][/s][/b] at June 29, 2015 08:46 AM (h4vJk)

454 ***"Coming from the hotde, it should be "Filters on high. Shields up!"***



Probably be a good idea to rotate the shield frequencies too.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at June 29, 2015 08:47 AM (xSCb6)

455 And who really needs a Coast Guard, Air Force, Railroad Administration, National Guard, or Park Service? HUD, NEA, ..........

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i] at June 29, 2015 08:47 AM (BKWpy)

456 Sportsmans Guide - 59k BTP Arms - 31k

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 29, 2015 08:47 AM (fWAjv)

457 So if Shrillary actually manages to become-shudder-potus, will the dick pictures be coming from the White House?

Posted by: OldDominionMom at June 29, 2015 08:47 AM (GzDYP)

458 And who really needs a Coast Guard, Air Force, Railroad Administration, National Guard, or Park Service? Explain to me why the Navy (authorized by the constitution) could not have simply been expanded to provide coast guard duties. Explain to me why the Army could not have maintained the Air Corps. That said- "Army and Navy" were the only military forces in existence in any country at the time. Though if you insist on a Constitutional Amendment to add an Air Force, I'm good with that, too. The rules exist, and we should follow them. Who does need a Federal Railroad administration? Who does need a Federal "National Guard." Let the States have their "well regulated militia(s)." Who does need a Federal Parks Service? Why is the Federal Government in the Parks business? "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." ~Stuff the Founders Wrote

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 08:48 AM (kff5f)

459 Oh oh oh.
The fight for "marriage equality"[sic] is not over!
http://is.gd/10SMDR

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at June 29, 2015 08:49 AM (ZKzrr)

460 Anyone who thinks it can't get any worse isn't paying attention. Posted by: Burn the Witch at June 29, 2015 01:42 PM (xSCb6) ---- Wait till they sue Churches for not performing gay weddings. The result of that will be marriage being legally defined as a secular governmental function and church weddings not legally recognized on seperation of church and state grounds. You can have your church wedding.... they just wont be recognized by the government. You will have to do the courthouse bit as well to make it legal. So... the gay activists will by default, force all *legal* marriages to become civil unions.... which they were against in the first place.

Posted by: fixerupper at June 29, 2015 08:49 AM (8XRCm)

461 So he repeated what Obama's Solicitor General said during oral arguments? Posted by: Jean at June 29, 2015 01:28 PM (ztOda) Point of order. Wouldn't those be anal arguments?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 29, 2015 08:50 AM (wvk+d)

462 Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at June 29, 2015 01:49 PM (ZKzrr) This just in: The Japanese are weird.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 08:50 AM (kff5f)

463 Probably be a good idea to rotate the shield frequencies too.




That's thread winner right there.

Posted by: eleven at June 29, 2015 08:50 AM (IPzoI)

464 Huh. Look at that. I'm starting to disappear. Weird. Can't imagine why.

Posted by: alexthechick - Reciprocity ahoy at June 29, 2015 08:50 AM (mf5HN)

465 So he repeated what Obama's Solicitor General said during oral arguments? Posted by: Jean at June 29, 2015 01:28 PM (ztOda) Point of order. Wouldn't those be anal arguments? Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 29, 2015 01:50 PM That's just the foreplay. The actual ruling is the anal.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState[/i][/s][/b] at June 29, 2015 08:51 AM (h4vJk)

466 We don't need a National Guard. State militias would do. Planes are really flying airships, so the Navy can be in charge of the Airforce. Ditto NASA coz spaceSHIPS y'all.

Posted by: @votermom at June 29, 2015 08:51 AM (cbfNE)

467 You can have your church wedding.... they just wont be recognized by the government. You will have to do the courthouse bit as well to make it legal. Vegas style drive thru weddings. At that point, it'd be a simple, "Do you? Do you? You are".

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i] at June 29, 2015 08:52 AM (BKWpy)

468 Court propriety aside, I suspect that the rate of failure of heterosexual marriages and the lack of marriage coincident with the creation of children will impact the nation much more than a few ghey marriages and gaggles of nesting lesbians getting married will.

Posted by: RioBravo at June 29, 2015 08:52 AM (NUqwG)

469 Who does need a Federal Parks Service? Why is the Federal Government in the Parks business? >>>

Money Money Money

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ETxmCCsMoD0

Posted by: Buzzsaw at June 29, 2015 08:52 AM (P/aDH)

470 Is that the stripper? Italian politics is fun. Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 29, 2015 01:31 PM (rwI+c) Indeed. She has vast tracts...of land.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 29, 2015 08:52 AM (wvk+d)

471 Bumper sticker idea for Perry; At Some Point I Think You Have Enough Government

Posted by: OldDominionMom at June 29, 2015 08:52 AM (GzDYP)

472 The result of that will be marriage being legally defined as a secular governmental function and church weddings not legally recognized on seperation of church and state grounds. You can have your church wedding.... they just wont be recognized by the government. You will have to do the courthouse bit as well to make it legal. Posted by: fixerupper at June 29, 2015 01:49 PM (8XRCm) ________ And what's wrong with that exactly? It's the perfect solution for everyone. You want to have a religious event to get married "under the eyes of God", go for it it. And the church can decide who can and who cannot do that. And then you want to get legally married, you go to the courthouse and get that piece of paper. You can do one, or the other or both. Up to you.

Posted by: HUCK / AKIN 2016 at June 29, 2015 08:53 AM (0LHZx)

473 Freedom of the press??? Whut dat? VIENNA -Officials with the Department of State threatened to call security Monday on a Washington Free Beacon reporter who was attempting to report on a briefing held by senior Obama administration figures in Vienna on the eve of an expected nuclear agreement with Iran.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 29, 2015 08:53 AM (fWAjv)

474 ***"So... the gay activists will by default, force all *legal* marriages to become civil unions.... which they were against in the first place."***



They were never truly against it. This was never about "Love" it was about getting benefits and getting even against churches.


Posted by: Burn the Witch at June 29, 2015 08:53 AM (xSCb6)

475 We should have a thread about that Nasa thing.

I mean it's not like  we're  doing anything else.

Posted by: eleven at June 29, 2015 08:54 AM (IPzoI)

476 Nood Ewok.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 08:54 AM (kff5f)

477 We don't need a National Guard. State militias would do. -------- The record of success of state militias is impressive. They were pretty useful for strike breaking if you are into that.

Posted by: RioBravo at June 29, 2015 08:54 AM (NUqwG)

478 So... the gay activists will by default, force all *legal* marriages to become civil unions.... which they were against in the first place.

It's almost like they wanted this thing for themselves less than they wanted to take it away from other people.

(Are they all in for robo-marriage, or are they full of H8 for our metallic brothers and sisters?  There we go.  Not really about love or equality.)

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at June 29, 2015 08:55 AM (ZKzrr)

479 444 he EPA is not authorized by the Constitution, and as such should not exist.
-----
And who really needs a Coast Guard, Air Force, Railroad Administration, National Guard, or Park Service?
----------
Don't be stupidly facetious, we have hipsters for that. The Coast Guard, National Guard, and Park Service perform necessary functions and usually manage to do them right. So does the Air Force although it is the result of a successful in-house DOD coup. The EPA is an unconstitutional parasite that violates the Constitution at will to please the whims of upper middle-class "nature lovers" and Green Marxists. (I'll spot you the Railway Administration as a possible sacrifice.)

Posted by: exdem13 at June 29, 2015 08:56 AM (ry4ab)

480 "Ditto NASA coz spaceSHIPS y'all." They fly under Maritime law as sovereign territory of the owning state. I think is the way it works. Technically, on the ISS the Russian section would be Russian territory. Depending on how the diplomats worded the agreement. Theoretically the whole ISS could be stateless, but that would seem to bring in the UN, and as far as I know (knowing nothing) the ISS is an agreement between the member states. I'm sure that lawyers in the horde would know.

Posted by: Khalid el Browncowski at June 29, 2015 08:56 AM (zGQ5T)

481 And then you want to get legally married, you go to the courthouse and get that piece of paper. You can do one, or the other or both. Up to you. Posted by: HUCK / AKIN 2016 at June 29, 2015 01:53 PM (0LHZx) ------ Don't most states require a marriage license and a document signed by the church rep already in the case of church weddings for the marriage to be recognized by the state? (Beyond common-law recognition that is.)

Posted by: RioBravo at June 29, 2015 08:57 AM (NUqwG)

482 And what's wrong with that exactly? It's the perfect solution for everyone. You want to have a religious event to get married "under the eyes of God", go for it it. And the church can decide who can and who cannot do that. ---- Because for the last 225 years Church weddings have been recognized by the State. You're asking Church weddings to suffer the exact same fate that gay marriage proponents argued was insufferable.

Posted by: fixerupper at June 29, 2015 08:58 AM (8XRCm)

483 Don't be stupidly facetious, we have hipsters for that... perform necessary functions and usually manage to do them right. Posted by: exdem13 at June 29, 2015 01:56 PM (ry4ab) ------ So it is not the Consitution but whether you like the agency?

Posted by: RioBravo at June 29, 2015 08:59 AM (NUqwG)

484 Don't most states require a marriage license and a document signed by the church rep already in the case of church weddings for the marriage to be recognized by the state? (Beyond common-law recognition that is.) Posted by: RioBravo at June 29, 2015 01:57 PM (NUqwG) _______________ I know when my sister got married in a church (to make her husband's parents happy) they still had to get a marriage license from the county.

Posted by: HUCK / AKIN 2016 at June 29, 2015 08:59 AM (0LHZx)

485 Because for the last 225 years Church weddings have been recognized by the State. You're asking Church weddings to suffer the exact same fate that gay marriage proponents argued was insufferable. Posted by: fixerupper at June 29, 2015 01:58 PM (8XRCm) ___________ But you still need the state's blessing to get married. Try getting married without a marriage license in a church and see how far that gets you.

Posted by: HUCK / AKIN 2016 at June 29, 2015 09:00 AM (0LHZx)

486 But you still need the state's blessing to get married. Try getting married without a marriage license in a church and see how far that gets you. Posted by: HUCK / AKIN 2016 at June 29, 2015 02:00 PM (0LHZx) ----- Yup.... and when I got married the Pastor signed as the ofiiciator and the vows were taken in the Church. The state recognozed the wedding and the Pastor had "the power vested in me by the State of Nebraska." Under a seperation of state argument.... the pastor is no longer "vested" and the ceremony not recognized by the State. Terrible Solution.

Posted by: fixerupper at June 29, 2015 09:03 AM (8XRCm)

487 473 Freedom of the press???


Whut dat?

VIENNA -Officials with the Department of State threatened to call security Monday on a Washington Free Beacon reporter who was attempting to report on a briefing held by senior Obama administration figures in Vienna on the eve of an expected nuclear agreement with Iran.
------------------
They have to pass the treaty before you can read it.

Posted by: exdem13 at June 29, 2015 09:04 AM (ry4ab)

488 Drudge says the U.S. now has more Spanish speaking people than Spain. Only Mexico has more.
India has more English speaking people than the U.S.

Posted by: Velvet Ambition greatest thing since before sliced bread at June 29, 2015 09:06 AM (R8hU8)

489 The French get married in the city office and then have their church wedding.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 29, 2015 09:08 AM (iQIUe)

490 Did you see those masoleums built by dead cartel members? They have bedrooms, kitchens, A/C, wifi, televsion, stereo systems, etc. Sounds like they are hideouts. You can see photos of them at DM. It's hilarous.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 29, 2015 09:09 AM (iQIUe)

491 Terrible Solution.
Have the local JP wave his hand over you and sign the doc. The church can have the religious ceremony. There were no marriage license required until the 17th century and then it was only a way get additional fees.

Posted by: Velvet Ambition greatest thing since before sliced bread at June 29, 2015 09:12 AM (R8hU8)

492 and usually manage to do them right.
Posted by: exdem13 at June 29, 2015 01:56 PM (ry4ab)
------
So it is not the Consitution but whether you like the agency?
---------
No, those three listed agencies were created by Congress as per Constitution ability to handle needful things, and are not a danger to the long-term of the health of the Republic. And neither the National Guard, National Bear Chasers, or the Coast Guard has been used by Statists to club us like the EPA has been used. Sure, we could fold the Air Force back into the Army and be constitutional in the technical sense, but it wouldn't change the "peace is our profession" mission of the flyboys and rocket crews. 

Posted by: exdem13 at June 29, 2015 09:13 AM (ry4ab)

493 "It's like your family saying, "we're all going out to eat Mexican food." You say, "well I only eat burgers," and week after week they pick food choices that don't align with your ONE AND ONLY WISH, BURGERS. So you starve..."

Here's how that analogy applies to the GOP.

Voter: I want burgers.

GOP:  OK. let's go get burgers.

....driving... pulls over, picks up a guy in a suit riding shotgun and two illegals crowd into the back with you....

GOP: "Hey amigos, what do you want"

Three dudes you don't know: "We all want Mexican!"

GOP: "Mexican it is."

Voter:  "Can we still stop for burgers."

GOP: "Nope.  You're outvoted, this is a democracy.  I can leave you by the highway if you like, or if you want to buy for everyone, we'll let you share some Mexican with us."

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at June 29, 2015 09:18 AM (WIOql)

494 TRUMP ~CARSON 2016~~~~~~CRASS and CLASS! Not politicians! Yeah. BOTH a part of the national image for very different reasons. BOTH say what they mean. BOTH love this country. FIORINA Secretary of STATE! All of the above true about her as well.

Posted by: Disgusted at June 29, 2015 09:25 AM (59jdD)

495 Trump has the same appeal that Christie did back when he first became the Gov of NJ - Christie was something of a blowhard, even then, but he wouldn't accept stupidity, wouldn't back down from a fight and would tell you exactly what he thought. Trump seems to have a similar personality and that's exactly what the vast majority of the candidates this time lack (I'd give Cruz a possible exception, as he seems like he'll fight). I'd like to think Walker has fight in him too but he'll never be as brash as Trump and I do believe in this day and age, we want a candidate who's a little brash.

Posted by: Mrs. Clinton's Snizz at June 29, 2015 09:33 AM (vDEpI)

496 "Unless and until the GOP can find a candidate who hits the sweet spot of being seen as a plausible President and caring about people's lives, it's going to be in big trouble."

Any suggestions, Drew?

Posted by: Waingro at June 29, 2015 09:37 AM (uAytX)

497 That Fred Thompson fella' seems to care ... about reversible mortgages.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 29, 2015 09:39 AM (tFWWx)

498 "Any suggestions, Drew?"

Not speaking for Drew, no suggestions - the GOP is in big trouble.  If you assembled the ideal conservative candidate from everyone currently running, you wouldn't have a game-changer, if only because the rest of the party would fight Reagan 2016 tooth and nail throughout their administration.  At best they'd accomplish just enough to lure everyone away from the lifeboats and back onto the dance floor, and we'd merrily resume ramming speed toward the fiscal iceberg in 2024 - "c'mon, we've had 8 years of austerity and the recession is (finally) over, let's spend more money!!!"

Politics as usual isn't working.  People don't understand the grim realities lurking beneath the surface.  A third party is only one step - Article V deserves support as well.

Rather than writing stinging dissents and getting back to business, we'd have been better off if Thomas, Scalia and Alito resigned in protest after writing dissents about the whole process as well as the case at hand.  We need people who are willing to take bold steps.  We need people who place integrity and reality above careerism and call the rotten system out for what it has become. It's about time someone on SCOTUS blew the whistle - they're legislators, not judges. 

Two years ago, the exact same justices ruled that gay marriage was a matter for the states.  They haven't "evolved" - they're merely pandering to public opinion.  If that's going to be their compass, let them stand for elections and serve defined terms like other lawmakers.

To the inevitable Adjoran choir who'll rant about how stooopid it is to walk away from power like that, I'll refer to Atlas Shrugged - unless and until Rearden and Taggart walked away, their presence legitimized the corrupt regime to the people and kept the kleptocrats in business. 

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at June 29, 2015 09:50 AM (WIOql)

499 NBC just sacked Trump.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at June 29, 2015 10:54 AM (Kucy5)

500 Question:  when people claim they are not Republicans or have left the party, what business is our debate situation of theirs?

Watch it, fine, review performances, fine - but you have no say at all in how our debates are structured or who is invited.  That's part of leaving an organization, Zippy.

So butt out.

Posted by: Adjoran at June 29, 2015 11:19 AM (QIQ6j)

501 Will y'all just shut up about Scott Walker's personality.

Posted by: RoyL at June 29, 2015 11:35 AM (TTe2A)

502 L.I.B ......

Posted by: marine43 at June 29, 2015 01:29 PM (YYVwb)

503 "nuke the filibuster to get rid of ObamaCare?" So incredibly ignorant. Obamacare passed under RECONCILIATION rules - simple majority. Therefore, simple majority to repeal. Boehner, McConnell, and several SCOTUS Justices are on record recognizing this fact. Don't need 60+ Senators in 2017 for full repeal. All we need is 50+ Senators (or 50 exactly and the VP) and a POTUS to sign the bill and we've got full repeal. Under Reconciliation Rules we need a CBO score showing the bill to repeal will reduce the deficit, but considering the vastly increased estimates on O-Care spending, and reduced estimates on its revenues, that shouldn't be difficult at all. Plus, of course, no reason it has to be a "clean" bill - could add in anything at all that reduces spending or increases revenues to ensure a CBO score that shows deficit reduction.

Posted by: Aarradin at June 30, 2015 08:33 AM (E1dWk)

504 Rubio - yup, ACE, hit the nail on the head there.

Posted by: Aarradin at June 30, 2015 08:35 AM (E1dWk)

Hide Comments | Add Comment




What colour is a green orange?




289kb generated in CPU 1.22, elapsed 3.1607 seconds.
64 queries taking 2.5935 seconds, 742 records returned.
Powered by Minx 1.1.6c-pink.