Prediction: Sarah Palin Will Run in 2012

June 13, 2010 at 5:40 pm 155 comments

I would love to say that I stumbled upon a great insight here but the fact is I simply watched an episode of “Hardball” on MSNBC and heard what I felt was a compelling argument for why we will see Sarah Palin in the Republican Presidential primary race in 2012. What follows are Chris Matthews’ views with some elaboration on my part:

After losing a presidential bid in 1960 and a subsequent California gubernatorial bid, Richard Nixon told the press they wouldn’t have “Nixon to kick around anymore”. But he really didn’t just pick up his toys and go home. Instead he spent 1966 on the stump for mid-term Republican candidates. It got his name in the news and it made him relevant again. It was the perfect set up for a 1968 run for the Presidency.

Sarah Palin’s track record for involvement in mid-term races is perhaps slightly higher than 50% wins but win or lose, it keeps her name in the headlines. As her track record for supporting winners improves, it enhances her perceived credibility. She can still talk like the mindless twit she is but imply great political chops by backing winners. The other effect that backing winners has for Palin is the old quid pro quo. Even if Sarah has absolutely no real influence, she can always call in implied IOU’s from the various winners that she backs. So when 2012 rolls around she’s got a bunch of politicians in her “debt” who must now stump for her.

Sarah can very well win Iowa appealing to the down-home religious crowd. She can possibly win New Hampshire, repeating Hillary Clinton’s feminist surge forward. Lots of folks in the South will probably love her, so South Carolina, an important primary state, may be hers as well. In primary debates, her male opponents will hesitate to eviscerate her. Unlike Hillary, she does not inspire a lot of animosity from within her own party. If her male opponents pile on, it will only make her look stronger.

Many say Sarah will not want the pay cut that winning the Presidency would entail. I say baloney. Sarah Palin is above all else an egomaniac. She is a first class attention whore. The idea of being the first female candidate for President from a major political party is something she just could not resist. On top of that, she plays by an entirely different set of rules, so if the Presidency doesn’t suit her, she’ll just up and quit. She is just that bat-dung crazy.

She says she will take her cue from God. Can you really imagine Sarah’s God telling her no?

Respectfully,
Rutherford

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  • 1. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere  |  June 13, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    R, you’re like a little kid with a big scab. You keep picking and picking until you have an open wound, and then you scream about bleeding everywhere. You aren’t as far gone as St. Andi of the Wringing Hands at the Atlantic…you don’t have a fascination with her uterus that would make her OB-GYN blush, but you cling to this fantasy view that robs her of the dignity that a woman and a mother who decided to do more than sit on the sidelines deserves.

    For decades we were told by the left how the right was holding women back, how they could not ever achieve their potential by having families, and how that it kept them under the thumbs of a hopelessly patriarical society.

    You get a candidate for the backseat in a Presidential election who is a woman, and who actually has experience in doing more than talking about problems, and the left loses their minds.

    OMG! She believes in God! OMG! She gave birth to children instead of killing them! OMG! She’s a conservative!
    OMG! She didn’t go to Harvard Law School! (which is actually more likely to be a plus outside of D.C.) OMG! She owns firearms and knows how to use them!

    We get it. You don’t like her. I can actually accept that without feeling the need to call you a sexist, despite the fact that I find the left’s Palin-hatred to be horribly hypocritical. But listening to the meme of her stupidity being repeated by people who supported putting BHO, International Man of Inaction and Joe “The Smarterest Man In The Room” in the White House really is becoming tedious.

  • 2. graychin  |  June 13, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Palintology is an inexact science at best. But my conclusion is that the woman won’t run for president in 2012, or for any other political office – ever.

    Yes, she’s an attention whore. But does anyone, anywhere get more attention right now than Sarah Palin? Brangelina doesn’t. Lindsay Lohan doesn’t. Barack Obama doesn’t!

    No, Sarah is first and foremost all about the money. That’s why she resigned as Governor of Alaska, wrote a book (or helped her ghostwriter write one), and went on the Faux News payroll. And continues speaking engagements at $100K per pop.

    She has found many ways to cash in on her hard-earned notoriety bestowed on her by John McCain. Bully for her.

    One other powerful factor at work here – Todd Palin isn’t the sort to stay at home baking cookies. He may prefer a low profile, but he definitely likes to be involved in Sarah’s bidness. The “First Dude” had his fingerprints all over Alaska’s affairs of state while she was a half-term governor. Can you picture Todd as the “First Dude” of the United States? I can’t.

    And that’s a big factor. Todd doesn’t enjoy the spotlight and the microscope. That is enough right there to keep Sarah out of the presidential race. But Todd DOES enjoy the money. Todd would object strongly to the huge pay cut they would have to take to run for the White House. George W. Bush may have been been able to bully Laura into running for the White House, but even if Sarah wanted to, I think that Todd would dig in his heels.

    And as dumb as she is, I still think that Sarah is smart enough to know that national politics is way, way beyond her competence. She can pontificate on Faux without breaking a sweat, say asinine things, and who will call her on her nonsense?

    It doesn’t get any better than where she is right now.

    BIC – honest to God, do you think SP is qualified to be president, or can get that way by 2012? A simple yes or no will do.

  • 3. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere  |  June 13, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    BIC – honest to God, do you think SP is qualified to be president, or can get that way by 2012? A simple yes or no will do.

    If Barack Hussein Obama is our benchmark for qualification/competency, then your answer is yes. Would she ever be able to overcome the meme that has been repeated ad nauseum by “the deciders”? Doubtful, unless enough people could be reminded that “the deciders” chose the trainwreck currently afflicting us, and made it racist to utter anything negative about him.

  • 4. roamingfirehydrant  |  June 13, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    I bet you think the faked SAT scores were real.

  • 5. Rosetta the Impaler  |  June 13, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    This is a great post.

    I think 2012 will be between a Barack Obama – Alvin Greene ticket and a Sarah Palin – Kimbo Slice ticket.

    Greene gives Obama some military cred and Kimbo Slice doesn’t need to meet with people to know who’s ass to kick.

    I predict a Palin-Slice victory but only because Diebold will fix the election at the direction of Cheney.

  • 6. Car in  |  June 13, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Obama has set a very low bar for Presidential qualifications.

  • 7. Rosetta the Impaler  |  June 13, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    What qualified Obama to be President, graychin?

    I mean that as a sincere question despite my earlier snarky comment. I honestly don’t know why so many people thought he would make an effective CEO. What was it?

  • 8. Car in  |  June 13, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Egomaniac? Attention whore? You base this on what?

  • 9. sensico  |  June 13, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Pretty sure Palin running would be the best thing to happen to Democrats. Even if she runs, I highly doubt she’ll win. Americans aren’t as stupid as I think you make them out to be R.

    She will end up fracturing the republican party between those with an ounce of common sense and those among the Tea Party crowd.

    I would love to see this happen so I welcome a Palin run. And if she wins the primary, Carly Fiorina would be a perfect VP pick :P

  • 10. sensico  |  June 13, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Egomaniac? Attention whore? You base this on what?

    how about basing that on her actions? Clearly most the things she says come out of nowhere with little facts to back up her statements which leads a lot of us to think she’s an attention whore.

  • 11. Hucking Fypocrites  |  June 13, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    “You get a candidate for the backseat in a Presidential election who is a woman, and who actually has experience in doing more than talking about problems, and the left loses their minds.”

    And labels her a whore. Nice word selection of a wife and mother.

    Too bad she isn’t black. Maybe the NAACP would come to her rescue like it did for America’s “black holes.”

    “BIC – honest to God, do you think SP is qualified to be president, or can get that way by 2012? A simple yes or no will do.”

    She doesn’t need to be qualified by 2012. She can get the same on-the-job training that Captain Kickass is getting right now.

  • 12. Car in  |  June 13, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    I do not think she’ll run, and I wouldn’t vote for her. What I find interesting is the anti-woman hate that comes out of liberals every time her name is mentioned.

    It makes you insane. So I hope she keeps doing what she’s doing.

  • 13. Car in  |  June 13, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    let me amend. I wouldn’t vote for her in a primary. Unless she was running against McCain.

  • 14. Hucking Fypocrites  |  June 13, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    “Pretty sure Palin running would be the best thing to happen to Democrats. ”

    That’s right. Because after the epic failure that is the Obama Administration, this whore is probably the only candidate a Democrat could defeat.

  • 15. Rosetta the Impaler  |  June 13, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Here’s a question that I’ve always wanted to ask someone that thinks Palin is a cretinous low-grade moron dumbass.

    How did she get elected governor of Alaska and manage to perform in that job if she’s such a retard?

    That doesn’t strike me as something that a low-grade moron would attempt, much less succeed at.

    Thank you in advance for your insight.

  • 16. Hucking Fypocrites  |  June 13, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    I find it absolutely hilarious that a supporter of Barack “I won” Obama would call Sarah Palin an egomaniac.

    As proven by his actions and inactions, Obama was completely unqualified to lead this nation. However the idea of being the first black president in history was too much for the junior senator to pass up. Even after he had admitted his inexperience and told us all that he wasn’t going to run.

    Rutherford, if you want to use a real-world example to prove your Sarah Palin saga, don’t bother with Nixon. You don’t have to look any farther than Barack Hussein Obama. The most inexperienced, egomaniacal attention whore to come down the pike in quite a long time.

  • 17. sensico  |  June 13, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    And labels her a whore. Nice word selection of a wife and mother.

    oh please, it’s a commonly used phrase for both men and women. How about you get up to speed and stop trying to play the feminist card lol which is irony if you’re a republican supporter

    I find it absolutely hilarious that a supporter of Barack “I won” Obama would call Sarah Palin an egomaniac.

    I think even Obama supporters are fully aware he can come off as egomaniac sometimes. Two wrongs don’t make a right :P

  • 18. Rosetta the Impaler  |  June 13, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    From the celebrity angle, it must get Obama’s fine silk panties in a bunch that Palin is not only a huge celebrity that no one can ignore, including people that hate her, but she’s:

    (A) making money hand over fist

    (B) completely beloved my people on her side of the political spectrum

    (C) not guilty of playing 360 holes of golf while the gulf was filling with oil

    (D) somehow resisted the urge to blame Bush and Cheney for the stalkerazzi Joe McGinniss for moving in next door

    My guess is that Obama hates all of these things.

  • 19. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere  |  June 13, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    I find it absolutely hilarious that a supporter of Barack “I won” Obama would call Sarah Palin an egomaniac.

    Its called “projection”.

    I think even Obama supporters are fully aware he can come off as egomaniac sometimes every time he opens his mouth.

    Fixed it for you.

    Two wrongs don’t make a right

    Translation: It isn’t really about ego when the master if “I” does it.

  • 20. Hucking Fypocrites  |  June 13, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    “Two wrongs don’t make a right ”

    Unless we are talking about Obama breaking the law.

  • 21. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere  |  June 13, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Too bad she isn’t black. Maybe the NAACP would come to her rescue like it did for America’s “black holes.”

    Doesn’t work like that. You’re talking about something that was actually said, not what professional victims want to hear.

  • 22. Hucking Fypocrites  |  June 13, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    You know, Rutherford claims that he is a middle-aged black man, but I believe I have discovered “his” true identity….

  • 23. Hucking Fypocrites  |  June 13, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Sensico: “Clearly most the things she says come out of nowhere with little facts to back up her statements which leads a lot of us to think she’s an attention whore.”

    I guess that makes you about the biggest attention whore around here.

  • 24. Rutherford  |  June 13, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    My apologies to the members of the Hostages for your sitting in moderation. Now that you’ve been approved once, you should be good to go in the future. Thanks for visiting, much appreciated.

  • 25. dead rabbit  |  June 13, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    “What I think can be off-putting is your extrapolation of what goes on in Detroit and other inner cities to the entire black population”-R

    Dude, I know there are millions of black people that are a whole lot more successful, intelligent and ethical then the Rabbit is.

    That being said, I used the word “black culture” on purpose. I did so becuase only in the black community do you see education and success as some sort of negation of one’s racial identity. Those successful black men at Harvard will always have to go out of their way to “prove” they’re still black. On report cards, A’s are explained away, not E’s.

    Sure, to some extent, you find this in blue collar white neighborhoods. “Book smart” is almost a derogatory term. But this is socio-economic. One can leave blue collar America and never look back. Blacks can’t shed their skin.

    There are other counter productive norms in the black community outside of the “sell out” phenomenon.

    I’m convinced black women overwhelmingly expect their husbands to cheat. I find this to be true even in the black middle class. I can honestly count on one hand the black dudes I know who don’t serially cheat on their wives. Many of these dudes are line workers making 70 grand a year or college educated. What the hell is up with that?

    So guys like greychin can live far, far away from black people and living his life making sure that he never once offends a black man. But what’s the point?

  • 26. Rutherford  |  June 13, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    One of the things that delights the senses about blogging about Palin is watching conservatives twist their bodies in knots defending her.

    Of course, you’d want me to compare Palin to Obama and not Nixon. You see, by using an experienced politician who after major disappointments, made it to the White House, I actually pay Palin a modicum of respect (or I should say Chris Matthews did since he brought the Nixon comparison to my attention.) Using Nixon removes your favorite tactic of attacking Obama. It’s not about Obama. It’s about why Sarah might run. The Nixon example illustrates why she might run.

    I have called Joe Liieberman an attention whore, so please save your faux-feminist rage. It’s pure BS. If you folks were true feminists, you’d be mortified by Sarah Palin who, in her Katie Couric interview, set the woman’s movement back 30 years. I haven’t seen too much from Nikki Haley of South Carolina but what little I’ve seen demonstrates competence. She’s got a husband and at least one kid if I’m not mistaken.

    This notion that I cannot abide the female politician who has a child is bunk that can be disproved with arguably the most successful female pol yet …. Hillary Clinton. There is no doubt she has personality flaws that rival Sarah’s but she has proven that a woman can be wife and mother and still achieve great things.

    As for Sarah being Governor of Alaska, news flash — she failed at it. She quit.

  • 27. dead rabbit  |  June 13, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    I can’t get myself to read this post on Palin. Maybe I should care, but I don’t.

    The left keeps her in the spot light, complaining the whole time.

    I know this much. She’s probably about as bright as most are in Congress. So, yeah…she is a dummy. (Of course, why this dummy makes the left so irate is beyond me.)

    She’s also a quitter. She quit to cash in. Anyone who says anything different has a big ass red cool-aid mustache.

    Right now, if I had to vote for President, I would write in Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere.

  • 28. graychin  |  June 14, 2010 at 12:07 am

    BIC @ #3: I knew you couldn’t do it – that is, give a simple yes or no.

    Since “conservatives” put such a premium on “experience” (and mock Obama’s alleged lack thereof in 2008), what will you guys say in 2012 when Obama has more experience at being POTUS than anyone? Experience counts! “D

    The left keeps her in the spot light, complaining the whole time.

    DR, we do the best we can. Of course she makes it easy for us – spotlight hog that she is.

    Sarah Palin is the most divisive Republican figure that I can imagine. She can help Republicans raise money from her groupies, but that is absolutely all that she’s good for. Even loyalists like BIC can’t bring themselves to say “Hell yes, she’s qualified!”

    It’s gonna be ugly on the Republican side in 2012. Pass the popcorn?

  • 29. Rutherford  |  June 14, 2010 at 12:08 am

    Graychin, I think you give Palin too much credit for sanity. As for Todd Palin … I have two words for you: Hillary Clinton. During Bill’s administration, Hillary had tremendous influence, much to the chagrin of other folks in the West Wing. If Sarah ran and won, you can be damn sure Todd would be the co-Vice President..

    OMG! She believes in God!
    OMG! She gave birth to children instead of killing them! OMG! She’s a conservative!
    OMG! She didn’t go to Harvard Law School! (which is actually more likely to be a plus outside of D.C.)
    OMG! She owns firearms and knows how to use them!

    BiW, this analysis is actually beneath you.

    1) You cannot be President of this country unless you profess belief in God so your first OMG is a non-starter. Now, if you’re saying, as Sarah does, that more and more folks are flocking to Israel in prep for the end of days, well yeah, that gives me cause for concern. Belief in God doesn’t mean you have to be a crackpot. After you’ve seen her witch-doctor pray over her, she graduates from believer to crackpot.

    2) Hillary Clinton gave birth to a child. Barbara Boxer gave birth to a child. Nikki Haley (see above comment) gave birth to a child. Kay Bailey Hutchison adopted kids (maybe that doesn’t count with you). Sarah did what most women do. She had kids. So-the-f*ck-what? One thing none of the other women I listed ever did was fly from Texas to Alaska with a high risk pregnancy after their water broke. Again, can you spell c-r-a-c-k-p-o-t?

    3) KB Hutch is a conservative, So is Nikki Haley. So are other women far more qualified than Sarah Palin.

    4) No she didn’t go to Harvard Law. Not a problem. Of course she did sample, what was it, five different colleges before she got a degree. Let’s give her the benefit of the doubt and say she’s persistent. ;-)

    5) Yup, she hunts, which actually offends a small segment of society (vegetarians, animal rights groups, etc.). But that’s fine. Lots of folks hunt. I could care less about it. Hopefully she has better aim than Dick Cheney. :-D

    It truly fascinates how no conservative here has wagered whether or not Sarah will run. It’s easier to attack me, call me an misogynist, etc etc. You know why you folks go on the “lay off Sarah” rant? Because you just can’t bear to admit that she is the lightest of light weights. She is your worst nightmare candidate. You just cannot bring yourself to admit it. So … tell the blogger he has an obsession. Throw up Obama as though Obama’s deficiencies make Sarah look like a superstar. Here’s a hint — they don’t.

  • 30. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere  |  June 14, 2010 at 12:18 am

    Right now, if I had to vote for President, I would write in Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere.

    Nobody wants that.

    Trust me.

  • 31. Rutherford  |  June 14, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Right now, if I had to vote for President, I would write in Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere.

    Rabbit, if I were a religious conservative so would I.

    You see this is what makes BiW’s defense of Palin so preposterous. BiW and many of the conservatives who comment on this blog would be better candidates than Palin. Absolutely no lie.

    Perhaps I should use the collective IQ of Congress as my benchmark. In that case, maybe Sarah’s time has come.

    P.S. To anyone who is confused, Rabbit’s comment about the black community harkens back to a prior thread. Rabbit, I don’t argue with much of your comment but I would like you to respond to what I proposed to you in the prior thread. Would your outlook be different if you had spent time teaching at Howard University instead of suburban Detroit and prisons? Seriously.

    Oh … I do take issue with fidelity compared from race to race. Men are horney. Many of them cheat. I don’t see it fitting a racial profile. There are probably stats that show black men abandoning their families at a higher rate than whites but that involves other factors besides sexual fidelity.

  • 32. dead rabbit  |  June 14, 2010 at 12:22 am

    I admit she is the lightest of lightweights. I think she is would be a terrible candidate.

    I hope she doesn’t run but I have no idea.

    This is the age of the unqualified, Machiavellian demagogue. I bet she runs.

    I just wish you would go on the same crusade against all the other dumb asses.

  • 33. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere  |  June 14, 2010 at 12:25 am

    Since “conservatives” put such a premium on “experience” (and mock Obama’s alleged lack thereof in 2008), what will you guys say in 2012 when Obama has more experience at being POTUS than anyone? Experience counts! “D

    I’m not sure that having spent four years talking about the time for talk being over, the purchase of corporations with tax payer money, threatening those with ambition with unAmerican references about mking too much money, outright lying about healthcare, and throwing people under the bus when they are no longer convenient or when doing so allieviates otherwise uncomfortable scrutiny is the kind of experience that most Americans are looking for.

    Even loyalists like BIC can’t bring themselves to say “Hell yes, she’s qualified!”

    Loyalist? You only wish that were true.

  • 34. dead rabbit  |  June 14, 2010 at 12:27 am

    “Would your outlook be different if you had spent time teaching at Howard University instead of suburban Detroit and prisons? Seriously.”

    No it wouldn’t. Who do you think my colleagues were? I’m aware of the successful black community. So much so, that I have experienced first hand what they go through within their own community.

    Hell…the most blatant racism I have ever seen is light skinned blacks towards dark skin blacks.

    Yet another aspect of black culture nobody seems to want to talk about. But, I digress.

  • 35. dead rabbit  |  June 14, 2010 at 12:28 am

    colleagues….sounds so weird when I say I have colleagues for some reason.

  • 36. dead rabbit  |  June 14, 2010 at 12:31 am

    “Rabbit, if I were a religious conservative so would I.”-R

    What does religion have to do with it?

  • 37. Rutherford  |  June 14, 2010 at 12:31 am

    DR … light vs dark skinned black prejudice is definitely a problem. Absurd ain’t it? But again, I have one word to explain it: Sneetches.

  • 38. dead rabbit  |  June 14, 2010 at 12:35 am

    “I do take issue with fidelity compared from race to race. Men are horney. Many of them cheat. I don’t see it fitting a racial profile.”

    Dude…I’m afraid this is one of those times when it’s so obvious you haven’t hung out with black dudes very often.

    Yeah…there are tons of white cheaters.

    But compared to black guys? Are you fricking kidding me?

    Again…..ask the black community and see what they say. Just don’t tell them a white guy put you up to it.

    It’s the norm.

  • 39. Rutherford  |  June 14, 2010 at 12:35 am

    What does religion have to do with it?

    Because BiW has been pretty outspoken in his religious views, enough so that I believe they would greatly influence his political decision making process. For some, that is not a bad thing. If I were a conservative who was comfortable with my POTUS consulting God before dropping an atomic bomb, I’d be completely on board with BiW.

  • 40. Hucking Fypocrites  |  June 14, 2010 at 1:04 am

    “Since “conservatives” put such a premium on “experience” (and mock Obama’s alleged lack thereof in 2008), what will you guys say in 2012 when Obama has more experience at being POTUS than anyone?”

    He still won’t have had any real leadership experience. He would have to actually lead to acquire that.

    “DR, we do the best we can. Of course she makes it easy for us – spotlight hog that she is.”

    Of course, she would probably disappear into oblivion if the left ignored her. It’s folks like you and Sara “Rutherford” Bernhard who keep that spotlight on her.

    “She can help Republicans raise money from her groupies, but that is absolutely all that she’s good for.”

    Again, that sounds like Barack Obama. At least for the Democrats who are brave enough to be associated with him so close to election time.

    Yes, pass the popcorn, indeed. While it’s popping, we can contemplate whether or not Obama will even be invited back by his own party.

    “Graychin, I think you give Palin too much credit for sanity. As for Todd Palin … I have two words for you: Hillary Clinton. During Bill’s administration, Hillary had tremendous influence, much to the chagrin of other folks in the West Wing. If Sarah ran and won, you can be damn sure Todd would be the co-Vice President..”

    That’s your logic? Because Hillary did it?

    I have 2 words for you, Rutherford: Laura Bush.

    “You know why you folks go on the “lay off Sarah” rant? Because you just can’t bear to admit that she is the lightest of light weights. She is your worst nightmare candidate. You just cannot bring yourself to admit it.”

    I actually have no problem admitting it, as I believe most here wouldn’t. Personally, I would prefer that she go away quietly into the sunset. She came onto the team when McCain asked her and she played as hard as she could. I credit her for taking all the bullshit she took. She has certainly proven to have thicker skin than Obama (Can you imagine how he would have reacted to allegations that he was not the father of his children?). Ultimately, her team failed. Now that that is over, she needs to go on because she is still not really ready for prime time, and will likely never be.

    Will she run? I don’t know, but I hope not. Should she run? No.

    Is that clear enough for you?

    Why we get sick of your near-constant Palinophobia is because of the fucking hypocrisy. You want to front that you are for women. But we all know that’s bullshit. You are only for women who think like you do, and have a history of showing disdain for those who don’t.

    The obvious fact of the matter is that Sarah Palin scares the piss out of you. Why? Because you and yours proved to the entire world in the 2008 election that any unqualified yet charismatic jackass can become the leader of this fine country.

    Sarah Palin is Barack Obama. And it scares the hell out of you.

  • 41. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere  |  June 14, 2010 at 1:09 am

    You cannot be President of this country unless you profess belief in God so your first OMG is a non-starter. Now, if you’re saying, as Sarah does, that more and more folks are flocking to Israel in prep for the end of days, well yeah, that gives me cause for concern. Belief in God doesn’t mean you have to be a crackpot. After you’ve seen her witch-doctor pray over her, she graduates from believer to crackpot.

    You don’t believe that for a second. Belief in God doesn’t mean you have to be a crackpot? Coming from Rutherford? Uh-huh. Pull the other leg, it plays jingle bells.

    One thing none of the other women I listed ever did was fly from Texas to Alaska with a high risk pregnancy after their water broke. Again, can you spell c-r-a-c-k-p-o-t?

    Rutherford, I realize this may come as a shock to you, but in an age where we allow abortion because of a notion that privacy rights somehow trump the right to life, I’m having trouble understanding just how in the hell it is any of your business to make judgments about that decision. Really, this one falls under stuff between her and her husband. Rutherford doesn’t need to join Andrew Sullivan in climbing into and writing dispatches from inside her womb.

    KB Hutch is a conservative,

    Notsomuch, no.

    So is Nikki Haley.

    Honestly haven’t checked her out.

    So are other women far more qualified than Sarah Palin.

    So many that you couldn’t name them, I guess.

    No she didn’t go to Harvard Law. Not a problem. Of course she did sample, what was it, five different colleges before she got a degree. Let’s give her the benefit of the doubt and say she’s persistent.

    Wow. I went to three separate institutions of higher learning, and was a guest student at two others. Does that make me a sampler too?
    This reasoning might make sense if I didn’t watch my wife struggle in getting her degrees. You see, whether you like it or not, being a working mom is tough, and sometimes you end up taking time off when you’d rather not, but other duties really make it necessary. Sometimes it is for a few months. Sometimes it is for a few years, and if it happens more than once, sometimes program requirements change, sometimes it has been long enough that school y won’t give you credit for the classes you took at school g, and maybe you move, so the school you were at 4 years ago is farther away than the school down the street, or maybe that school won’t offer the classes at a time when you can take them because of family school and work schedules.
    This isn’t the first time I’ve heard the criticism, but I have yet to see anyone say that any of the above is NOT the case (probably because it would disturb the whole “sampling” narrative), but having witnessed what a working wife and mother will go through in getting the education, I’m willing to give her the benefit of the doubt in the abscence of any evidence to the contrary.

    Yup, she hunts, which actually offends a small segment of society (vegetarians, animal rights groups, etc.). But that’s fine. Lots of folks hunt. I could care less about it. Hopefully she has better aim than Dick Cheney.

    Sure, sure. And your oft-repeated “I don’t know why anyone would find it necessary to own a gun in this day and age” bit doesn’t color your thinking about this in the slightest, I’m sure.

    It truly fascinates how no conservative here has wagered whether or not Sarah will run.

    Maybe that fact that she keeps the left speculating is too entertaining. After all, they and the press ran one of the most concerted campaigns I’ve have ever witnessed against a Vice Presidential candidate in my lifetime. The column inches in print and on teleprompters spent attacking Spiro T. Agnew and Dan Quayle didn’t even come close to what you guys continue to expend. I hope that she does keep you on tenterhooks. The more the narrative becomes ingrained against her, the harder it will become to switch gears and mount an effective attack against nother candidate, not that BHO is going to have an impressive record to run on himself if the past 18 months are any indicator. By then, I expect the middle east will be glowing from the nuclear exchange between Iran and Israel, the Norks will have invaded the South, leading to enormous American casualties on the DMZ, who will have died waiting for reinforcments that will never come, because we will have let Bwarney Fwanks gut the military, and we’ll be buying loaves of bread in the morning with our wheelbarrows full of 100,000 notes (affectionately called “Barackies”) because by evening, the Inflation will be so great that no one will be able to afford a one trillion dollar loaf of bread.

    So … tell the blogger he has an obsession.

    So, you tell me. How many posts have you written on a VICE PRESIDENTIAL candidate, and then former VICE PRESIDENTIAL candidate in the last two and a half years? How many snarky comments have you inserted into others. Dude. When you can’t quit talking about the person who was in the second seat, and now isn’t in office anywhere, what word other than “obsession” would you chose?

  • 42. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere  |  June 14, 2010 at 1:12 am

    There are probably stats that show black men abandoning their families at a higher rate than whites but that involves other factors besides sexual fidelity.

    You mean like perverse incentives that provide more welfare for the family if Daddy isn’t around? Nahhhh. Must be something else.

  • 43. Tex Taylor  |  June 14, 2010 at 1:20 am

    What’s more interesting than debating whether Palin qualified or running for President – if Bomba is – who isn’t? – is watching the prissies, the propagandists, the perverts, the Hos, the pseudo intellects of progressivism continually preen about Sarah Palin’s future in the GOP. This woman is seriously in the heads of progressives. Don’t tell me modern day Liberalism isn’t a mental imbalance.

    Think about what the Left’s own party looks like at this minute – a wasteland of oil covered, meaningless marshes, some oily turtles and birds, their houses in foreclosure, drinking water about gone, with fires encircling their island.

    The Democrats gave us a Tar Ball for President instead of the great pearl they promised and what holds every waking moment’s thought in their almost empty heads?

    Sarah Palin.

    It’s so pitiful to be funny.

  • 44. Hucking Fypocrites  |  June 14, 2010 at 1:21 am

    And I wouldn’t want these comments from you in that post to go ignored, either.

    In #7 you wrote:

    “Besides, any woman Republican politician has, by her party affiliation, proven that she is lacking in judgement. Including them in the club would be like making fun of the mentally retarded.”

    #9: “Black, Hispanic and women Republicans defy any semblance of logic from my perspective.”

    You’ve made your position on this abundantly clear.

  • 45. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere  |  June 14, 2010 at 1:22 am

    Because BiW has been pretty outspoken in his religious views, enough so that I believe they would greatly influence his political decision making process. For some, that is not a bad thing. If I were a conservative who was comfortable with my POTUS consulting God before dropping an atomic bomb, I’d be completely on board with BiW.

    Rutherford, unless it is a position on the bench, I’m not really interested in government work. That said, I find your remark highly insulting because by that standard, we would disqualify George Washington, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, and others from ever having been elected President. You’re a smart guy, but the way you let your anti-religious bias color your perceptions truly astounds me at times.

  • 46. Tex Taylor  |  June 14, 2010 at 1:29 am

    President Tar Ball. :lol:

    The more I thought about that analogy, the funnier it got. That’s got all kinds of loaded connotations and it was penned with complete innocence the first time.

  • 47. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere  |  June 14, 2010 at 1:30 am

    You are only for women who think like you do, and have a history of showing disdain for those who don’t.

    The Hell you say.

  • 48. Tex Taylor  |  June 14, 2010 at 1:33 am

    Huck,

    #9: “Black, Hispanic and women Republicans defy any semblance of logic from my perspective.”

    That would be Rule #1 in the Democratic party. That’s the Left’s golden rule of politics – the Uncle Tom rule.

  • 49. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere  |  June 14, 2010 at 1:40 am

    Rutherford, as long as you are talking about stupidity, do you think that you might have a comment or three on the Los Angeles NAACP for us?

  • 50. Tex Taylor  |  June 14, 2010 at 1:58 am

    And as dumb as she is,

    That would be dumb as a FOX – pun intended. She made millions off your hate and loathing. My kind of woman.

    I still think that Sarah is smart enough to know that national politics is way, way beyond her competence.

    Assuming you’re right, that puts Sarah clearly one step ahead of La Bomba, who thought he was even above politics, some geopolitical messiah, and clearly he wasn’t ready to wash cars on the main drag. Worse, you rubes thought that so much you sold out for the flim flam while maxing out the credit cards with $5.00 donations. Barry is left with following Spike Lee’s suggestions for improvement – contrived cliches of “Kick Some Ass.” Barry is making Jimmy Carter look like Churchill.

    She can pontificate on Faux without breaking a sweat, say asinine things, and who will call her on her nonsense?

    Except Palin’s “pontificating and nonsense” has proven a whole lot more accurate than your own pontificating since the general election of 2008. You went on for 12 hours with glee about Rand Paul winning the primary until you discovered one morning he was 20 points up in the polls, then you went inert. Faux News continues to draw 500% more audience than the cable news shows you tune into to and gives you chronic diarrhea in the process.

    It’s like whatever the progressive’s object of ridicule and scorn, the object animate or inanimate profits handsomely soon thereafter while you’re left resorting to apoplexy. I expect to be a rich man soon. :smile:

    It doesn’t get any better than where she is right now.

    You’re probably right and the “dummy Palin” capitalized on it in spades, yet you still want to call her incompetent. That sounds to me like the definition of real competence and talent.

  • 51. graychin  |  June 14, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Huck said: You want to front that you are for women. But we all know that’s bullshit. You are only for women who think like you do, and have a history of showing disdain for those who don’t.

    You guys are really quick on the draw when it comes to playing the gender card for Team Sarah – aren’t you? You want to give her a pass for being a half-wit, just because she’s female?

    I confess – I only support women politicians who think like I do. Hell – I only support MEN politicians who think like I do. That only make me anti-stupid, not anti-female.

    At least DR is honest: I admit she is the lightest of lightweights. I think she is would be a terrible candidate.

    And Huck: Will she run? I don’t know, but I hope not. Should she run? No.

    But Huck, you’re very wrong about Sarah scaring the piss out of us Lefties. I believe that Sarah may have played a decisive role in the 2008 election, causing voters to question McCain’s judgment and making them worry about the consequences of a totally incompetent vice-president backing up a president of McCain’s age and medical history.

    Since we are confident that Sarah couldn’t get 40% of the vote against Obama in a general election, we actually cheer for Sarah to become the go-to person for right-wing political ‘thought.” We WANT her to have as high a profile as possible. I might even donate to her campaign if she decides to run in 2012. :D

  • 52. graychin  |  June 14, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Comparing Todd Palin to Hillary doesn’t work very well. We KNEW Hillary . Like her or not, she was hard to overlook – always out in front. Todd, on the other hand, lurks in the background. I’m guessing that he’s smarter than Sarah (the odds are good), and perhaps even the decision-maker of the two. After all, women in Sarah’s religious tradition believe in being “subject” to their husbands.

    Like I said, Sarah couldn’t get 40% of the vote in a general election – “not even” against Obama. But as America got to know Todd Palin a bit better, including his (former?) membership in the Alaska Independence Party, Sarah’s vote percentage could easily drop into the low thirties.

    Run, Sarah, run! You’re a “real” conservative! Mitt Romney is a Massachusetts Liberal!

    Won’t that be a fun primary? Pass that popcorn, please. :D

  • 53. Alfie  |  June 14, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Huck 40 &44. Too good! Too true!!!

  • 54. Alfie  |  June 14, 2010 at 9:34 am

    gray I think you have your analysis completely upside down

  • 55. graychin  |  June 14, 2010 at 9:39 am

    I predicted the other day that the 2012 Republican nominee would be someone that most Americans don’t know yet. A “dark horse,” if you will.

    So -would any of you Obama-haters care to chime in on specifically which potential Republican nominees you actually FAVOR? You’re a lot better at being critical than you are at offering positive alternatives…

    (I think that someone mentioned Newt. Newt actually DOES scare me! :( )

  • 56. graychin  |  June 14, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Afie: Upside down? How so?

  • 57. Alfie  |  June 14, 2010 at 10:15 am

    1. Any dark horse is extra dark imo. I just don’t see how there is anyone on the bench that would take the plunge.
    I support Romney especially since I can see past those points played out as faults beyond the sound bite mentality of the masses.
    2. I have to open with that I have pretty much a zero favorable rating of Palin. That said she isn’t so different from past and present pols regards ability to run. She was part of a ticket that took 45% of the vote with record turnout 60%+. 2012 will not see that level of turnout. 2010 will likely energize the redders more than the blues. Anti-Obama votes are more not less for the next election. Palin would clearly do better than 30-40%. I would do the same thing I did in 08 if she were the candidate. I wrote in Romney.

  • 58. Alfie  |  June 14, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Oh yeah regards Newt scaring people. I wonder why? I also (much more so) wonder whether you like his ideas or not, do you really think he is without them? For me he is one of the prime examples that makes the (D)(P) mantra of “the GOP has no ideas” so ridiculous.

  • 59. Tex Taylor  |  June 14, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Can any of you libs from the Democratic party, always spouting off about Sarah Palin’s supposed stupidity, list for me who you consider the active intellectual heavyweight of the Democratic party?

    You can’t say Obama now because he’s proven a miserable failure and his real record is behind lock and key. Off the cuff, Obama has proven a gaffe a minute, pretty poorly read, and operates with the press only in controlled venues, and then not very often. That’s not my opinion. That is a matter of fact. He was elevated to a level of competence and intelligence obviously not earned or deserved. Reading prepared speeches from teleprompters is not an indicator of great wisdom.

    Obama is a fabulous campaigner with inane cliche, but I’ve seen no other real talent. He’s still in campaign mode to this day.

    So give me an active Congressman or woman you think best represents real genius of the Democratic party besides Obama. I can’t think of one right now – not one, even with MSM providing cover.

  • 60. Tex Taylor  |  June 14, 2010 at 10:58 am

    The Democratic party is cracking big time. Anybody see this bullying asshole go off on a couple of college kids in suits?

    Forget being arrested – this clown deserves to either be charged with assault or smacked in the gonads.

    http://www.breitbart.tv/congressman-assaults-student-on-washington-sidewalk/

  • 61. graychin  |  June 14, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Newt has fresh ideas? I don’t pay much attention to Newt’s washed-up ass these days beyond wondering why he’s on TV so much. But my impression is that his “fresh new ideas” are tax cuts to solve the deficit problem, and less government regulation of businesses like oil companies and Wall Street.

    Newt scares me because he he seems angry even when he’s being cheerful, and that kind of personality seems to be appealing to the Tea Party types right now. And with the presidential Republican bench virtually empty, old Newt might actually get the call. He certainly hopes so.

    But that depends on Republicans forgetting that they had to ask him to step down as Speaker right after the 1998 midterms – “the worst performance in 64 years for a party that didn’t hold the presidency.” Between Newt’s shutdown of the government and leading the failed impeachment, he didn’t make Republicans very popular…

    So why am I afraid of him? Good question! :D

  • 62. Tex Taylor  |  June 14, 2010 at 11:55 am

    The last flailing attempt by the failure of Dimocratic Party has been to accuse the Repubs of being the party of no ideas – a farce, but briefly effective about a year ago.

    What I never understood is why anyone of sound mind would think a party of really bad ideas preferable to a party of no ideas, even if their groundless charges were true.

    So finally some of Tex suggestions are starting to come to light. President Tex would promise the quick abolishment of two Depts – Energy and Education.

    This would would save the American taxpayer at least $75 billion a year.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columns/Dangerous-radicals-or-citizen-watchdogs_-96162339.html

  • 63. Tex Taylor  |  June 14, 2010 at 11:56 am

    :oops:

    This one would…

  • 64. Alfie  |  June 14, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    well gray you’re demonstrably wrong re newts ideas but I accept that is more about you disliking him period so being open is irrelevant. Just one example though most of the modernization,ITing,and related cost savings measures of Obamacare are lifted from Newt

  • 65. an800lbgorilla  |  June 14, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    I’ve already laid my prediction on Newt.

    Chin shows, ago, how little he knows aside from his leftist talking points.

    Tell us, how are Newt’s ideas old?

  • 66. an800lbgorilla  |  June 14, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    An ‘I told you so’ seems appropriate…

    Protecting the Obama brand
    Two stories about President Obama this weekend pushed my growing unease with his recent moves into full-blown anxiety. They come on the heels of Tim Dickinson’s devastating Rolling Stone piece laying out concrete problems with Obama’s response to the BP oil spill – from delays in cleaning up the Minerals Management Service, distrusting scientists who correctly reported the spill was much bigger than BP said, and waiting more than a week to declare the crisis “an Oil Spill of National Significance,” which corralled new services. Maybe the most damning section of Dickinson’s piece comes when he quotes the president proudly announcing he’d reversed his stand against offshore oil drilling. “It turns out, by the way, that oil rigs today generally don’t cause spills,” the president said. “They are technologically very advanced.” Dickenson notes: “Eighteen days later, on the eve of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the Deepwater Horizon rig went off like a bomb.”
    Of the weekend’s worrisome Obama stories, the first was Politico’s Roger Simon’s interview with Obama, published in full today, in which his self-defense about how he’s handled the BP oil disaster sounded whiny and juvenile, and raised big questions about whether he’s capable of fighting the battles he needs to enter and win to move the country forward. The other was Matt Bai’s “Democrat in Chief?” in the New York Times Magazine, which showed that Obama and his team seem more focused on protecting the “brand” that they believe galvanized millions of new voters, young voters and independents in 2008, to potentially realign American politics, than with helping Democrats hold the House and Senate.
    For more read http://www.salon.com/news/politics/barack_obama/index.html?story=/opinion/walsh/politics/2010/06/13/after_obama

    Which then brings us to this:

    Obama likens Gulf environmental disaster to 9/11
    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.63a128958094fb519016d188cf557e83.101&show_article=1

    56 days later and the left finally gets their talking points in line. So he’s going to use the 9/11 storyline, which is completely ludicrous and intellectually bankrupt, only confirms what the above story was referencing- an effort to focused on protecting the “brand“.

    What else did we learn today? Well, we heard that the WH is now soliciting help from foreign countries, namely the EU. 56 days later and AFTER turning down support and assistance, he begs for help, after its on the shore and in the wetlands.

    What’s ultimately disgusting about this and his shameful use of 9/11 is the partisan push for leftist lenergy legislation that is only going to further hurt this country.

  • 67. an800lbgorilla  |  June 14, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    PRINCETON, NJ — In the past two years, Americans have become increasingly likely to describe the Democratic Party’s views as “too liberal” (49%), and less likely to say its views are “about right” (38%). Americans’ views of the Republican Party, on the other hand, have moderated slightly, with a dip in the percentage saying the GOP is too conservative from 43% last year to 40% today, and an increase in the percentage saying it is about right, from 34% to 41%.

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/139877/Near-Record-Say-Democratic-Party-Liberal.aspx

  • 68. graychin  |  June 14, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    …most of the modernization,ITing,and related cost savings measures of Obamacare are lifted from Newt.

    Alfie, I’m not sure what that means, but I’ll take your word for it. Even though Huck assures us that no one listens to Republican ideas.

  • 69. an800lbgorilla  |  June 14, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Do you always talk out of both sides of your face?

  • 70. Hotspur  |  June 14, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    and leading the failed impeachment

    Someone rummage around the clue box and get the bat out for this guy.

    NEWS FLASH!!!!!!!

    Bill Clinton was impeached on December 19, 1998.

    Best Christmas present evar.

  • 71. Hucking Fypocrites  |  June 14, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    “I confess – I only support women politicians who think like I do. Hell – I only support MEN politicians who think like I do. That only make me anti-stupid, not anti-female.”

    Take a look at the link I gave of Rutherford’s old post and count the number of women who are not politicians that he shows disdain for.

    “Like I said, Sarah couldn’t get 40% of the vote in a general election – “not even” against Obama.”

    Gee Graychin, since you can obviously predict the future, what are next week’s Lotto numbers?

    The fact is that you have absolutely no idea how Palin would stack up against Obama in a head-to-head race come Nov. 2012, or even today, for that matter.

    “Alfie, I’m not sure what that means, but I’ll take your word for it. Even though Huck assures us that no one listens to Republican ideas.”

    And when do I say that, Graychin? Would it be when you and your co-blogging puppy claim that the GOP never offers any ideas?

    So if what Alfie said makes me full of shit, I am certainly not alone.

    You better go get some more coffee in you. You are obviously having an issue with thinking your arguments through today.

  • 72. an800lbgorilla  |  June 14, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Spend, Baby, Spend?
    http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/537144/201006111858/Spend-Baby-Spend-.aspx

    A smidgen of the article…

    “…Both the Times and Obama economic adviser Larry Summers are careful to say that “fiscal profligacy,” as Dionne puts it, is indeed a worry long-term. It’s just that fiscal discipline isn’t needed just yet. Stimulus is still the order of the day — never mind that the last $878 billion jolt did next to nothing for the economy.

    Everyday Americans, however, may not be so nuanced in their thinking. A Gallup Poll taken three weeks ago found that “federal government debt” ranks right up there with “terrorism” as the top threat facing the nation. And for independents, who’ll have a lot to say about all this in November, debt ranks No. 1.

    We’re not even sure Democrats are that serious about reining in spending in the long run. In the latest IBD/TIPP Poll, 50% of Democrats give President Obama a grade of A or B on managing the federal budget — a budget, mind you, that’s projected to be $1.3 trillion in the hole this year, second only to last year’s record $1.4 trillion. only 15% give him a D or F.

    Contrast that with 45% of respondents overall who gave him a D or F and 27% who graded him A or B. For independents, it was 47% D or F and 23% A or B, and for Republicans it was 81% D or F v s. 4% A or B.

    The only other groups that gave the president good grades on managing the budget were blacks, Hispanics and 18-to-24-year-olds.”

  • 73. an800lbgorilla  |  June 14, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    I just heard Axelrod make the claim that Obama has instituted the greatest response to an environmental disaster ever.

    Really? We have a term for what the Obama administration’s strategy for dealing with the crisis is- react to contact. They are all defense and have been for 56 days now. They might be shifting to offense, but they’re going offensive against everything but the oil spill. How fitting…

  • 74. Hucking Fypocrites  |  June 14, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    “So -would any of you Obama-haters care to chime in on specifically which potential Republican nominees you actually FAVOR? ”

    I am not making any predictions and I don’t know how much potential they have in getting the GOP nod, but I have my eye on Tim Pawlenty. And I am interested in watching NJ governor Chris Chistie, even though I think 2016 is a better time target for him. I also like John Boehner.

  • 75. Tex Taylor  |  June 14, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    I just heard Axelrod make the claim that Obama has instituted the greatest response to an environmental disaster ever.

    Nah Gorilla. Axelrod was confused – probably hitting the sauce again drowning his sorrows for perpetrating the biggest fraud instituted on a gullible American public in Nov 2008

    What Axelrod meant to say was “President Tarball Blamba has instituted the greatest disaster of a response to the environment.”

  • 76. Tex Taylor  |  June 14, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Can you imagine if Bush had attempted some shit like this? :lol:

    I’ll bet if 9/11 had happened during Tarball’s watch, he would have had to contact the Center for American Progress to gauge how to respond. Obama is feckless – worse, he’s incompetently dangerous.

    How not to manage a disaster:

    http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2010/06/14/wh-takes-cues-from-liberal-think-tank-on-spill/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wsj%2Fwashwire%2Ffeed+%28WSJ.com%3A+Washington+Wire%29

  • 77. Tex Taylor  |  June 14, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Don’t take your eye off the ball gang. While Obama has been rotten and fraudulent every step of the way, the most important aspect still remains the repeal of ObamaCare.

    No politician has any business talking about tax increases until ObamaCare is repealed. It’s the most comprehensively failed legislation of the modern era. Like a taxi that runs on plutonium, it’s costing us a fortune, and making us sick, even while it’s sitting there and doing nothing. Sold with fanciful promises and fraudulent cost estimates, it’s another expensive scheme to buy votes with taxpayer money, ending with a planned crisis the government will be only too happy to step in and “solve” by seizing even more of our wealth and liberty. Its passage stymied serious attempts at real improvements to our health-care system, including tort reform and allowing the interstate sale of insurance plans to increase competition. As with so many other delusional Big Government programs, the opportunity cost of passing ObamaCare, and passing up on reasonable plans that enhance individual liberty, rivals its staggering price tag. We’ll come trillions closer to a balanced budget by shredding it.

    Item #1 for a new Congress in my book. 63% of the American public wants this POS repealed. This fall is as good a time as any to start. :wink:

    Are you angry yet?

    http://pajamasmedia.com/rogerkimball/2010/06/14/are-you-angry-yet-two-paragraphs-from-hot-air/

  • 78. dead rabbit  |  June 14, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    I’m left handed. Do you understand how bad I would have shattered this Dem Congressman’s jaw if he did that to me?

    Damn right Tex….my eye is on the ball. Throw ‘um out1

  • 79. an800lbgorilla  |  June 14, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    You know, while I think this guy is 100% in the wrong, and he said exactly as much today in a press conference, he was stand up in making no excuses for his actions.

    I watched his press conference and he went out of his way to take all the blame and make no excuses for what he did. I think it takes a man to admit failure unequivocally, and he did that.

    Now, if we can get the man-child out of the WH, we might see some more accountability at the top…

  • 80. an800lbgorilla  |  June 14, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Washington Post, in an effort to cover the Congressman’s ass, is saying that he “hugged” him. A hug?

    “Who are you?” asked Etheridge, grabbing one of the cameras and pointing it down — a move more typically seen from Hollywood bodyguards than congressmen. The second camera rolled as Etheridge, irritated, held the wrist of the first cameraman, then pulled the student to his side and grabbed him in a hug.
    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/right-now/2010/06/who_tmzd_rep_bob_etheridge.html

    This might actually be the most entertaining part of this whole thing as the left prances out conspiracy theory after conspiracy theory on the right.

    Everyone get your tin foil hats on, gonna be a long summer!

  • 81. Tex Taylor  |  June 14, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Rutherford,

    It’s been a while since I took a cheap shot directly at your predictions. Do you remember some months back when Obama brought that fairy David Plouffe back and you said this was going to set the celestial heavens right again for progressive politic?
    :lol: How’s that fairy working out for Obama?

    What I like about you Rutherford is you’re not a punk like the insufferable cheerleader, bohunk and shill from Eucha, OK. I can tease with you without you puffing up like a toad.

  • 82. an800lbgorilla  |  June 14, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    About like most fairy tales…grabbing its ankles about now…

  • 83. Tex Taylor  |  June 14, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Speaking of Sarah I see the failing Newsweak magazine has come out with another Sarah Palin slam…

    “Saint Sarah.”

    I don’t know Sarah Palin, but I do know her type. She’s not near as weak minded as you would like to make her Rutherford. She’s a hellavu lot more woman than these misandrists from your party, who aren’t worth a shit and generally ugly and stupid to boot.

    Sarah may not be your kind of woman, or my kind of candidate “R” but I like her. Beauty, grace and motherhood with a message of family.

    That she drives your type nuts is a bonus.

  • 84. Rutherford  |  June 14, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    do you think that you might have a comment or three on the Los Angeles NAACP for us?

    This is the first I heard of it. I had to Google to find out what you were talking about. Where do you find nutty sh*t like this?

    Let’s put it this way, when the NAACP could be devoting its time to make sure that young black students know what the f*ck a black hole is, they are wasting the time mis-hearing greeting cards.

    Hey, it’s not the first time black folk have embarrassed me. As long as the people I’m talking to don’t think blacks have a monopoly on this kind of foolishness, then I’m fully ready to admit to the stupidity of it.

  • 85. Rutherford  |  June 14, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Tex, it figures I would “get” President tar-ball before you would. I’m glad your accidental bigotry gave you a tickle.

  • 86. Rutherford  |  June 14, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    That said, I find your remark highly insulting …

    Well, BiW, I guess in retrospect it was a wee bit insulting. Not really my intent. I guess I’ve always been confounded by your legal training as contrasted with your literal interpretation of the Bible that you share with Tex. Maybe I’ve misunderstood your opinion on the Bible. As a candidate, the fact that you feel we have a Christian country with a Christian constitution is quite troubling to me. I’d have to share that view before I could vote for you.

  • 87. Rutherford  |  June 14, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Pull the other leg, it plays jingle bells.

    LOL, I really enjoyed that one!

    To clarify, I truly don’t believe that ALL religious people are crackpots. Everyone has their line. I understand believing in a God. While it sounds contradictory, I don’t understand believing that Noah put two of every animal in a boat. Now you would argue that belief in God trumps all reality …. makes anything possible. I’m not sure I agree.

    OK … maybe the more accurate assessment is that I think some religious beliefs more wacko than others. I think Sister Sarah tends toward the wacko end.

  • 88. Rutherford  |  June 15, 2010 at 12:00 am

    You want to front that you are for women. But we all know that’s bullshit.

    Damn! I am impressed. That’s two readers within one week who have shoveled through the archives to throw my own words in my face. Nothing delights me more. :-)

    While I do find Republican women a hard concept to comprehend, one cannot divorce John McCain from the referenced post, “The John McCain Female Woman Haters Club”. My primary point in that post was not that the women mentioned were supporting a Republican. It was that they were supporting a well known misogynist.

  • 89. Rutherford  |  June 15, 2010 at 12:06 am

    So give me an active Congressman or woman you think best represents real genius of the Democratic party

    Tex, this is a no-win for me. Anyone I suggest will differ with your ideology and therefore be a moron in your estimation. I know how the game is played.

    But heck, I’m in a pretty good mood so I’ll play. I think Anthony Weiner of New York shows some smarts. I’m also a big fan of Claire McKaskal (sorry, I’m not looking up how to spell her name).

    OK, now you get to tell me how they are both morons. :-)

  • 90. Rutherford  |  June 15, 2010 at 12:09 am

    ROTFLMAO …. Bob Etheridge may be an assh*le but he sure ain’t the wimpy Democrat you boys expect. You harass him on the street and he puts you in a bear hug! :lol:

  • 91. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere  |  June 15, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Well, BiW, I guess in retrospect it was a wee bit insulting. Not really my intent. I guess I’ve always been confounded by your legal training as contrasted with your literal interpretation of the Bible that you share with Tex. Maybe I’ve misunderstood your opinion on the Bible. As a candidate, the fact that you feel we have a Christian country with a Christian constitution is quite troubling to me. I’d have to share that view before I could vote for you.

    Well, I could tell you that it wouldn’t be quite so troubling for you if you have read more legal cases and understood the history a little more, but I’m not sure that it would make any difference for you.

    I’m still in the process of reading a law review article concerning living constitutionalism by a Yale Law professor in which he makes some shockingly candid admissions, and I am growing convinced that there is something about ivy-league thinking that is willing to accept any rationale that upholds the end-result it wants.

  • 92. graychin  |  June 15, 2010 at 12:16 am

    BIC, that phenomenon is not confined to the Ivy League….

  • 93. Rutherford  |  June 15, 2010 at 12:17 am

    They come on the heels of Tim Dickinson’s devastating Rolling Stone piece laying out concrete problems with Obama’s response to the BP oil spill

    OH NO HE DIDN’T!!!!!!!

    Wasn’t I told in recent threads what an ignoramus I am for quoting stories from Rolling Stone? Where is the chorus of derision for Gorilla?

    Crickets …… crickets …… crickets ……

  • 94. Rutherford  |  June 15, 2010 at 12:21 am

    Bill Clinton was impeached on December 19, 1998.

    Hotspur, you’re playing the fun gotcha game we all play regarding the real meaning of the word impeachment.

    Yes, Clinton was impeached. The goal, as I’m sure Graychin intended to say, was conviction. Bill was not convicted. So clearly from Newt’s perspective, the impeachment failed.

  • 95. Rutherford  |  June 15, 2010 at 12:26 am

    I also like John Boehner.

    OMG, Huck say it isn’t so! Mr. Perma-tan? I know it’s not nice to make fun of the way someone looks (heaven knows I win no prizes) but the man looks inebriated all the time. Have you looked at the expression on the man’s face?

    That’s not even touching the fact that I haven’t heard a single solution come out of his mouth in the past 18 months.

  • 96. Rutherford  |  June 15, 2010 at 12:30 am

    I can tease with you without you puffing up like a toad.

    I can’t puff up like a toad. My wife is deathly afraid of frogs.

  • 97. Rutherford  |  June 15, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Beauty, grace and motherhood with a message of family.

    Oh Tex, in the beauty department what do you make of the rumor that her best selling book bought her a boob job? Now THAT’S a woman I can vote for! :-)

  • 98. Rutherford  |  June 15, 2010 at 12:34 am

    It’s official:

    Happy Birthday to me. 49 and counting.

  • 99. Tex Taylor  |  June 15, 2010 at 1:11 am

    Happy Birthday wuss.

    Anthony Weiner of New York? You’ve got to be shitting me?

    Bill “Ted Baxter” O’Reilly made Oscar Weiner look stupid during Bongo Care debate. I think you’ve got this thing for effeminate men. Noodle Arm wearing mom jeans and Turtle Neck Weiner.

    I can just see Weiner walking into a room with some Ayatollahs to negotiate. They’d laugh out loud. Kind of like when Madeline NotBright used to walk into the room.

    That’s the best you could come with? That’s lame for even you Birthday Boy.

  • 100. Hucking Fypocrites  |  June 15, 2010 at 1:27 am

    “Mr. Perma-tan?”

    You have something against dark-skinned whites? ;)

    I like Boehner. I like the way he speaks and carries himself.

    “That’s not even touching the fact that I haven’t heard a single solution come out of his mouth in the past 18 months.”

    That’s because you don’t listen for them.

    I don’t know that he is even interested. Or any of those I said, for that matter. But they are on my watch-list.

    And Happy Birthday old fart.

  • 101. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere  |  June 15, 2010 at 1:32 am

    Happy Birthday to me. 49 and counting.

    A bit young for the senile dementia that has been manifesting itself. Maybe you need to up the Centrum Silver to two tablets a day, old man.

  • 102. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere  |  June 15, 2010 at 1:34 am

    BIC, that phenomenon is not confined to the Ivy League….

    No kidding. I see it in Congress, on the Federal Bench, and in the Oval Office. The good news is that lots of other people can see it too, and we can all see November from our houses.

  • 103. Hotspur  |  June 15, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Yes, Clinton was impeached. The goal, as I’m sure Graychin intended to say, was conviction. Bill was not convicted. So clearly from Newt’s perspective, the impeachment failed.

    Totally disagree on the notion that it was a Newt failure. Newt was Speaker of the House. The House impeached Clinton, making him a member of a very exclusive club – two presidents in the history of this country. (That is until the Republicans regain control of congress shortly.)

    It’s not Newt’s fault that the majority in the Senate are okay with a president who committed perjury and obstruction of justice.

    Was Clinton eventually disbarred? And this man is still relevant, because?

    I don’t care for Newt personally, but that’s another matter.

  • 104. an800lbgorilla  |  June 15, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Wasn’t I told in recent threads what an ignoramus I am for quoting stories from Rolling Stone? Where is the chorus of derision for Gorilla?” — R

    Actually, I think it was me who chided you for such, and I remembered that, which is why I found it rather poetic when I used it.

    I still think Rolling Stone is a horrible mag, but the point was to show lefties attacking the WH for things it could have done. Since you guys have run out of respected media outlets (no, MSNBC and the NYT are not respected media outlets), its hard to find something quoting the left on its frustration of the Won.

  • 105. Hucking Fypocrites  |  June 15, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Who thinks Obama will compare the oil spill to 9/11 tonight?

    I believe he will.

  • 106. Tex Taylor  |  June 15, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    What did you guys get Rutherturd for his birthday?

    I searched and searched and finally found what I thought the perfect gift.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0984544704?ie=UTF8&tag=wwwviolentkicom&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0984544704

  • 107. an800lbgorilla  |  June 15, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Oh, Happy Birthday R…

  • 108. an800lbgorilla  |  June 15, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    How do you like this from Al Gore on press denial to fly over the oil spill area: This behavior is completely unacceptable. Access by reporters should be as unfettered as possible. This de facto form of censorship needs to stop.
    http://blog.algore.com/2010/06/stop_censoring_news_from_the_g.html

    Remember this

    Gore Bans Press (Again) From CTIA Speech
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2343551,00.asp

    and this

    Press barred from Gore’s RSA speech
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-10789_3-9917347-57.html

    He’s yet to do a debate with anyone or take questions about his claims and views.

    Two words: FUCKING HYPOCRITE

  • 109. an800lbgorilla  |  June 15, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Can someone get Clyburn to take his meds…

    Jon Stewart has by far, the best analysis on Alvin Greene, bar none.

  • 110. Rutherford  |  June 15, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes delivered in the style that only the RL Conservative Round Table could deliver! Much appreciated.

    Tex … looks like a great book. Remind me to buy it when it comes out on Kindle. ;-)

  • 111. Rutherford  |  June 15, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Gorilla, I think you are slowly but surely turning to the dark side. First you quote from Rolling Stone and now from Jon Stewart?

    Keep your eyes on G, boys. You see the leftist-commie media is luring G in with their anti-Obama rhetoric. Once they’ve got him, the brainwashing will begin. Before you know it, he’ll be changing his nom de plume to an800lbcurator :-D

  • 112. Rutherford  |  June 15, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Most of you are blog owners. For the few of you who haven’t taken the dive (Tex and Rabbit come to mind), here is the kind of crap blog owners have to deal with:

    A gink begins icy his wisdom teeth the first often he bites eccentric more than he can chew.

    This was a comment that made it past my spam filter and into my moderation queue. The sole purpose of the comment: so the butthead can get his web site address into my comments stream to help his search engine optimization and attract (he thinks) more people to his site.

    My challenge to you guys … sort of my reverse birthday gift to you … figure out a way to interpret that gibberish into an anti-Obama comment.

    Best answer wins my undying admiration. :-)

  • 113. an800lbgorilla  |  June 15, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    But I promise you this: that things are going to return to normal.” – Obama speaking to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico while in Alabama on 14 June 2010

    This is either a bald faced lie, or a display of complete and total delusion. Neither bode well for the administration. It will take decades for things to be the same again in the Gulf

    Let us ponder for a minute what is happening in the Gulf. Oil on the surface is bad enough, as if affects air-breathing wild life like birds, mammals and reptiles, but what about the fisheries? The chemical dispersants that have been pushed into the water have managed to push the oil from the surface, to now pooling under the water. Shrimp, fish, oysters: all of this will be severely impacted by the oil. They are still finding oil in Prince William Sound from the Exxon Valdez disaster, and their fisheries still have not recovered from the spill.

    The wet lands in and around the gulf are some of the prime wet lands used by North American water fowl for nesting, if the wet lands are devastated, imagine the impact that it is going to have on water fowl.

    And the call for a moratorium on oil production in the gulf is a kneejerk reaction that’ll have little to no impact on the current crisis. However, it is likely to cost tens of thousands of jobs in the gulf, on top of the jobs that will be lost as a result of spill. This moratorium is insult to injury.

    Many sites- both left and right- have pointed out things the administration could have done up till now, but has failed to do. The administration continues to react to, well, everything. It wasn’t until the press, mostly on the right, pointed out the Jones Act restrictions and the initial offers from the Netherlands that Obama finally came out, a couple days ago, to call on foreign help ion the spill. 54 days later. It wasn’t until the media, mostly on the right, pressured the administration about talking to BP, and tomorrow he’s finally going to do that. 57 days later.

    Now, we are about to see the first offensive move by the administration with regards to the oil spill… by pushing for Cap and Trade. Really, a carbon cap and tax is going to address the current crisis? Here’s a novel recommendation for the administration, deal with the here and now before you not let a crisis go to waste. But that’s been the modus operandi of this administration.

    Really, what has this administration done that has addressed a crisis in this country? Stimulus was suppose to keep unemployment under 8%, but it has completely failed at that and where have we seen most of the funds go to? Unions.

    Obama has called for another $50 billion to bail out… unions.

    The ramifications of Obama’s obsession with diverting blame and controlling the image of the crisis is going to have devastating ramifications for the gulf region. We all have anger at BP. We all want to ensure that they are held accountable. But BP’s accountability does not absolve the Administration of their accountability, or their responsibility.

    Obama has failed the 3AM test, miserably. But he continues to compound the failure by focusing on messaging instead of action, and he is about to double down on failure by pushing Cap and Trade at a time when he should be focused on the crisis.

    The people of the Gulf and America in general deserve better than this.

  • 114. Tex Taylor  |  June 15, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    A gink begins icy his wisdom teeth the first often he bites eccentric more than he can chew.
    :lol: And you wonder why I don’t start my own blog? :lol:

  • 115. an800lbgorilla  |  June 15, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Because I just couldn’t decide on which para to post, here’s the whole damn thing.

    Dead on right…

    Obama’s 9/11 envy
    By JOHN PODHORETZ

    Last Updated: 12:25 AM, June 15, 2010

    Posted: 12:10 AM, June 15, 2010

    President Obama doesn’t like the fact that the Gulf oil spill reminds people of Hurricane Katrina, since the public response to that catastrophe hastened the decline of his predecessor’s standing. He’d prefer that the American people be reminded of something else — something that rallied people around their president.

    And so he told Politico over the weekend that the oil spill has “echoes of 9/11.”

    Americans thought differently about “our vulnerabilities” after the events of 9/11, Obama said, and the oil spill is “going to shape how we think about the environment and energy for many years to come.”

    This is, not to put too fine a point on it, one of the most bizarre things ever said by any president.

    It is worth considering the meaning of this profoundly wrongheaded analogy tonight when the president delivers his first Oval Office address — his latest attempt to minimize the political damage the oil spill is wreaking on his reputation.

    The first thing that needs to be said is this: The only thing the oil spill and 9/11 have in common is nothing.

    Yes, 9/11 was very important and so is the spill. But many terrible things happen, are important — and are unalike. The Haiti earthquake of 2009 and Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait in 1990 were both important, but they had nothing whatever to do with each other. Nor did the tsunami of 2004 and the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

    Just as in those cases, what’s most notable about 9/11 and the oil spill is how essentially dif ferent they are. One was a brilliantly conceived and diabolical act of war; the other a horrific accident that was the last thing anybody wanted to happen. One was designed to decapitate the US government and deliver a mortal blow to the world’s financial system; the other wasn’t designed at all.

    One was purposeful destruction intended to harm. The other is a purposeless catastrophe that was in no way intentional at all but will do great harm. One was an attack on the United States. The other was an accident.

    So what on earth could the president have been thinking?

    The first possibility is that there is some kind of perverse wish being expressed in these words. They have a wistful quality, as though the president wished he had a different crisis, a more popular crisis, on his hands.

    Of course the fact that 9/11 would prove to be a net political benefit for George W. Bush was not the result of happenstance. It was due to the way he responded.

    After a few days of discomfiting uncertainty, Bush found his voice and his purpose, delivering a series of powerful speeches that suggested a seriousness of purpose in regard to his presidential responsibilities that no one had actually expected of him.

    Whatever happened afterward to shake that perspective on him in the minds of so many, the fact was that Bush had to meet the moment to secure the political advantage.

    Obama has had no such moment in relation to the oil spill, because he couldn’t have. BP didn’t mean to do it and has been laboring desperately to fix what got broken. It is liable for what it did, it does not deny its own culpability, and it may itself be capsized as a result.

    What the deployment of the 9/11 analogy suggests is that Obama would like to treat BP as though it were al Qaeda, at least rhetorically — a villain for him to confront on behalf of the wounded American people.

    That may seem politically shrewd to Obama and his team, but it will have parlous consequences. The analogy muddies and obfuscates.

    By comparing an unwanted disaster to a conscious act of war, Obama is adding an improper moral dimension to the effort to clean up the Gulf — a moral reckoning that will make it harder rather than easier to focus on the task of actually plugging the damn hole.

    By likening the murder of 3,000 people and the efforts to take out the US government to a series of mistakes that added up to a catastrophe, Obama has defined evil down in a fashion that does immense violence to good sense, good taste and good leadership.

    John Podhoretz is the editor of Commentary Magazine.
    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/obama_envy_wnEUzeEjokge0aLypdq1iL

  • 116. dead rabbit  |  June 15, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Fucking ginks. Ruining this town.

  • 117. Tex Taylor  |  June 15, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    One thing none of these Dims have bothered to mention about this oil spill is the performance of Bobby Jindal vs. President Tarball.

    The Obama lackeys showed their intentions of nasty partisanship immediately when they crucified young Bobby after his response to Bomba’s first speech. Brutal. Remember Jim Double Chin? Remember Rutherford?

    Well boys – I got some bad news for you. You suck asses have come full circle and now you’re nubbin on the dry teat of infatuation with President Wienie Arm. Noodle is as washed up as the spill boys.

    Bobby Jindal has looked 100 times the leader that Obama has throughout this whole travesty. There was never any doubt that Jindal hundreds of times smarter than Obama. And that’s even with the lies and distortions of Obama’s questionable record which is looking more dubious by the day.

    It tickles me to watch punks and bullies receive the daily slap in the face of reality. The world is quickly turning on the lying President – here and abroad.

    You clowns have failed miserably in every capacity and now I”m laughing at your party’s impotence. It was just announced California has a zero cash balance – stick that in the Sen. Boxer Box.

    TOLD YOU SO…

  • 118. Rutherford  |  June 15, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Ahhhh Tex, you see what you miss by not listening to my “radio” show? A couple of weeks ago I noted how Jindal’s performance during the Gulf crisis might erase that awful Kenneth the Page impersonation he did on TV in the GOP response to one of Obama’s speeches.

    I think Jindal is in a tough spot, like many GOPhers who talk about the evils of a strong central government but when the sh*t oil hits the fan, the Fed can’t move fast enough to satisfy them.

  • 119. Rutherford  |  June 15, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Of course Rabbit, LBJ’s Great Society ruined gink culture! Damn that liberalism!

  • 121. Tex Taylor  |  June 15, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    “R”,

    Are you enjoying your Birthday? You need a day off to blog with your buddies. I thought about giving you a day off from my constant harassment of your hero, but my disdain of President Sharia overrides my enjoyment of babbling with you.

    I might pen you a birthday song tonight…

  • 122. Tex Taylor  |  June 15, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Ahhhh Tex, you see what you miss by not listening to my “radio” show?

    You know, since I’m the lazy ass who still hasn’t typed a resume, I have plenty of time to listen to your radio show, and would if it were only you.

    But listening to the incomparably ignorant Sandi with her shrill, feminist, nasally voice is like listening to nails across a chalkboard, or thousands of simultaneous vuvuzelas – constant buzzing with unknown purpose.

  • 123. an800lbgorilla  |  June 15, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    You heard from me first months ago- Hillary will challenge Obama in 2012.

    By any measure — favorability ratings or job approval — Americans by a sizable margin have warmer views of the secretary of state than they do of the president. This is of little use to Clinton beyond bragging rights, but among Hillary ’08 fans there is some satisfaction that the woman Obama once cut down as “likable enough” is now more liked than he is. Depending on the measure and the poll, she leads him by roughly 10 to 25 percentage points.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/14/AR2010061404756.html

  • 124. an800lbgorilla  |  June 15, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    In honor of R’s birthday, a poem.

    The Gods of the Copybook Headings

    AS I PASS through my incarnations in every age and race,
    I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place.
    Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.

    We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn
    That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn:
    But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision and Breadth of Mind,
    So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed the March of Mankind.

    We moved as the Spirit listed. They never altered their pace,
    Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market Place,
    But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come
    That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in Rome.

    With the Hopes that our World is built on they were utterly out of touch,
    They denied that the Moon was Stilton; they denied she was even Dutch;
    They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings;
    So we worshipped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.

    When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
    They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
    But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.

    On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
    (Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
    Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “The Wages of Sin is Death.

    In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
    By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
    But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “If you don’t work you die.

    Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
    And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
    That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

    As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
    There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
    That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
    And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

    And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
    When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
    As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
    The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

    Rudyard Kipling, October 1919

  • 125. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere  |  June 15, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    I think Jindal is in a tough spot, like many GOPhers who talk about the evils of a strong central government but when the sh*t oil hits the fan, the Fed can’t move fast enough to satisfy them.

    Well, the idea that he has to have the EPA’s permission to take action and mitigate/prevent damage to his state is an indication that something is wrong to begin with. The fact that this federal agency can’t clear the decks and respond in a manner that is timely enough to prevent further damage is simply a symptom of a serious malady…Federal-itis.

  • 126. Tex Taylor  |  June 15, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Rutherford,

    Happy Birthday! From a Left leading poll… FAILURE – THY NAME IS OBAMA! :smile:

    Our new Louisiana poll has a lot of data points to show how unhappy voters in the state are with Barack Obama’s handling of the oil spill but one perhaps sums it up better than anything else- a majority of voters there think George W. Bush did a better job with Katrina than Obama’s done dealing with the spill.

    50% of voters in the state, even including 31% of Democrats, give Bush higher marks on that question compared to 35% who pick Obama.

    From a Left leaning poll to boot.

    http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2010/06/fallout-from-spill.html

    Payback from the Almighty…. :twisted:

  • 127. an800lbgorilla  |  June 15, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    What does this say for the Complainer in Chief

    Gov. Bobby Jindal Orders National Guard to Build Barrier Wall Off Louisiana Shore

    Eight weeks into the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of the Mexico, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has told the National Guard that there’s no time left to wait for BP, so they’re taking matters into their own hands.
    http://abcnews.go.com/WN/article/bp-oil-spill-gov-bobby-jindal-orders-national/story?id=10914348

    Okaloosa defies Unified Command over East Pass plans

    County commissioners voted unanimously to give their emergency management team the power to take whatever action it deems necessary to prevent oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill from entering Choctawhatchee Bay through the East Pass.

    “We’ve played the game. We’re done playing the game.”
    http://www.thedestinlog.com/news/pass-30005-nwfdn-command-plans.html

  • 129. an800lbgorilla  |  June 15, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Prediction for Oval Office Address:

    Epic Fail

  • 130. an800lbgorilla  |  June 15, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Well….

    Overall gist, we’re going somewhere, but we’ve no idea where that is. Oh, and God help us…

    He has no plan.

    We’re running out of land and shallow water to drill? That’s a load of crap.

    Way too many military references. Battleplan? Is BP al-Qaeda? 17,000 National Guard ready to help- what, are they not helping now? And the SECNAV is going to be in charge of Gulf Reconstruction? So, what happened to the folks who are sort of suppose to do that like Secretary of the Interior, the EPA, DHS, etc, etc, etc. Really, the military is the only government organization that can effectively do this?

    Won’t back off of moratorium, horrible decision and one that will devestate the Gulf region.

    Fed in charge of cleanup since day one? Really, so why is everyone, including him, complaining about BP’s management of the cleanup? And Ken Salazar was charged from day one to clean up MMS? Well, there’s a major failure.

    And he pushed Cap and Trade.

    Yup, EPIC FAIL…

  • 131. Tex Taylor  |  June 15, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Nice speech – meaningless hand gestures, bad haircut, nice teleprompter speech. He looks like he’s watching a tennis match when he talks on the big screen.

    And these are the assholes that think they can run health care? That needs to be repealed when we run the rats out this November. We might have to wait until Obama is impeached to complete it, but Repubs need to immediate stop the funding.

    Sounded like a massive tax increase to me. Too little, too late. This is Bongo’s Iran hostage crisis. He deserves to be frogmarched out to the curb.

    Gorilla’s right – EPIC FAIL. Biblical Sized Failure.

  • 132. Tex Taylor  |  June 15, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Why’s this an outrage? I think it’s a great idea.

    http://bronx.ny1.com/content/top_stories/120391/claim–bronx-students-forced-to-clean-school-toilets

  • 133. dead rabbit  |  June 15, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Obama has to be the most un-transparent president in my life time. The guy really feels like we people are beneath details. I know Rutherford et al will just think I’m a partisan hack hating on Obama. But, for love of God, liberals…..tell him to be a fucking real life leader and talk about the real world just once.

    He is the Platonic example of an empty suit.

    You would think that a guy who lives off of catch phrases and banalities would at least leave you in a kind of ra!-ra! pumped up state. Like a coach or some shit. But no…..the dude’s speeches are like dealing with a coworker’s morning breath. A rotten start to another mundane, same ol’ same ol’ day.

  • 134. dead rabbit  |  June 15, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    I bet you Rutherford will never shill for another man again in his life. I seriously think he has learned his lesson.

  • 135. Tex Taylor  |  June 15, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    I bet you Rutherford will never shill for another man again in his life. I seriously think he has learned his lesson.

    Rutherford will still shill for whoever the Democratic candidate is, but he won’t be seeing with rose colored glasses any more. I’m willing to give “R” a small pass being the election of Obama, while egregious and almost unforgivable in its failure, was historic.

    Rutherford is not in the same qualified league of a jackboot like Graychin. Rutherford is not a bullying stooge. I’m convinced fascists like Graychin would lie, cheat, commit fraud, steal elections, rape, pillage, burn down schools, incite riots, whatever it takes to win – perfect examples of goosestepping frauds dressed in amoral character. Lifetime characters of Baal worshipers. The wailing and gnashing of teeth will be heavy come this November. Be prepared for Sherman’s March II.

    You haven’t seen real venom yet. The only way to beat these bastards is to destroy them. Grab yourself a pick axe or heavy shovel and when they stick their heads out of the holes, drive it home. These types require the proverbial stake through the heart.

    Rutherford is head and shoulders above something like the KKKos crowd, minus his Sarah Palin crush.

  • 136. dead rabbit  |  June 15, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    “As a result of these efforts, we have directed BP to mobilize additional equipment and technology. In the coming days and weeks, these efforts should capture up to 90% of the oil leaking out of the well. This is until the company finishes drilling a relief well later in the summer that is expected to stop the leak completely.” POTUS

    What efforts?
    Seriously, wtf is this guy talking about?

    I hope he is right. 90% of the oil will be captured in a few days.

  • 137. Hucking Fypocrites  |  June 15, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Pass the popcorn….

  • 138. dead rabbit  |  June 15, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    I actually was thinking that maybe just once, Obama would skip out on the Dead Fish-never-let-a-crisis g- to-waste mentality and actually deal with the issue at hand. Does anyone find it disgusting that he is attempting to hand cuff this disaster to Cap and Trade? It’s really not even a logical correlation. Does he think we are morons?

  • 139. Hucking Fypocrites  |  June 15, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Even Olby and Matthews have stopped buying his bullshit.

    Stick a fork in this MoFo…he’s done.

  • 140. Tex Taylor  |  June 15, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    I don’t know Huck.

    Queef Ogremann, Racial Madcow and Chrissie Matthews are out of the Graychin cloth. While they may be feigning disgust, rest assured once the well stops leaking, they’ll be goosestepping the Obama dance again.

    It’s as predictable as the Palin bashing. It’s all they know.

  • 141. Rutherford  |  June 15, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    LOL I don’t follow soccer but even I have heard about the vuvuzelas. Almost makes me have to rethink my multiculturalist philosophy. :-)

  • 142. Rutherford  |  June 16, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Gorilla, regarding Hillary, you will actually not get an argument from me. From her behavior in the 08 primary, I put nothing past her.

    I will say this — if Obama does start to look more and more like Carter by 2012, then he will get a Democratic challenger just as Carter did. This will probably polarize the party and hand victory over to the Republicans.

    Time will tell.

  • 143. dead rabbit  |  June 16, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Ever since I became a soccer mom for the summer, I love the vuvuzelas. It’s the only thing that lulls the baby to sleep. I blare World Cup Soccer, stand in front of the TV, and, just like clock work…it’s nap time. I think it’s the drone.

  • 144. dead rabbit  |  June 16, 2010 at 12:06 am

    “I will say this — if Obama does start to look more and more like Carter by 2012, then he will get a Democratic challenger just as Carter did.”

    I disagree. No Dem will have the balls to go against America’s first black president. Aint happening.

  • 145. Rutherford  |  June 16, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Sheeeeeut, Gorilla the Kipling was deep. I need to read that mofo a few times over before responding. But I’m honored for the “gift” :-) It’s a long way from The Jungle Book.

  • 146. Rutherford  |  June 16, 2010 at 12:12 am

    Yup, EPIC FAIL…

    Libs will agree. Quick post to follow.

  • 147. Hucking Fypocrites  |  June 16, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Use this picture for your post, Rutherford.

    The exact moment Obama’s supporters realized they were duped.

  • 148. dead rabbit  |  June 16, 2010 at 12:24 am

    come to think of it…maybe Alvin Greene will challenge Obama in the Primary.

  • 149. Tex Taylor  |  June 16, 2010 at 12:34 am

    I was sitting here watching Hannity, and he has Frank Lutz with one of those panels, so I had to watch. I got in a little late, so I have to assume these are Gulf Coast residents.

    I’ll tell you what. The ropes were out for Obama’s neck – even the blacks are fed up with platitudes. This one older, black gentleman keeps calling Obama nothing but a community organizer. Louisiana residents said to hell with this and started taking things into their own hands telling the federal government to shove it. :lol:

    Then I see that our bullying, class action attorneys masquerading as Dimocratic Congressman also caught an earful today. They were bullying the executives of oil companies that aren’t BP and these guys had enough and started putting these asshole Congressmen in their place. Good on them.

    Obama’s team is going to hell-in-a-handbasket before our eyes. This is great stuff! Seventeen months and Team Obama disintegrated. Man, I smell a major league tar and feathering coming.

    Weiner for President 2012! :twisted: Hey “R”?

  • 150. Tex Taylor  |  June 16, 2010 at 12:35 am

    come to think of it…maybe Alvin Greene will challenge Obama in the Primary.

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    BEAT HIS ASS ALVIN!

  • 151. Rutherford  |  June 16, 2010 at 1:18 am

    No Dem Republican will have the balls to go against call for impeachment of America’s first black president. Aint happening.

    DR, I corrected it for you. :-)

  • 152. Rutherford  |  June 16, 2010 at 1:20 am

    LOL, thanks Huck for the Simpsons suggestion, I saw it a bit too late and had already gone with an Obama photo.

  • 153. Rutherford  |  June 16, 2010 at 1:24 am

    Actually over at BiW’s favorite haunt, The Hostages, I was going to nominate Alvin Greene for top Fox hot-chick broadcaster (they’re doing a poll over at The Hostages). Hell why not? Alvin gets nominated for all sorts of sh*t for which he is completely unqualified.

  • 154. Rutherford  |  June 16, 2010 at 1:28 am

    Tex, what have you done with Graychin? Dude is no where to be seen today and you’re the only one on the board in close enough proximity to have offed him.

    I smell foul play. :evil:

    P.S. I need to pop over to Curator’s blog and see what he’s up to. Another lib who has just evaporated. :-(

  • 155. Tex Taylor  |  June 16, 2010 at 8:53 am

    “R”,

    Probably suffering buyer’s remorse with the sham for President and isn’t man enough to admit it.

    Perhaps he’s tired of getting his ass beat here for his wrong headed commentary and bad history, or finally got a comment on his own blog to respond.

    He’s around – I caught his foul wind over at BiC’s place today. He’ll be back. Like dead fish, you can’t rid yourself of his stench.

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