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Charles Harold Davis, "The Oak" (1903)

Posted by: rdbrewer at 10:22 AM




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1 The larch.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 03, 2016 10:23 AM (0mRoj)

2 2nd!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 03, 2016 10:23 AM (qiy4n)

3 First!!!!!!

this must be Minnesota...

Posted by: Marco Rubio at March 03, 2016 10:23 AM (ZQfW9)

4 That tree is yuuuuge.

Posted by: MTF at March 03, 2016 10:23 AM (TxJGV)

5 Big tree. What if it falls?

Posted by: HH at March 03, 2016 10:24 AM (DrCtv)

6 I spotted the Ent

Posted by: Kindltot at March 03, 2016 10:24 AM (q2o38)

7
Good morning...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at March 03, 2016 10:25 AM (NDVSb)

8 One of a series including "The Larch".

Posted by: rickl at March 03, 2016 10:25 AM (zoehZ)

9 There is a surprising lack of undergrowth around that tree. I suspect goats and sheep are in that environment.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 03, 2016 10:25 AM (q2o38)

10 Awww you posted a willow tree in remembrance of the comment I just posted on the linkdump thread.

Thanks rdb.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 10:25 AM (xuouz)

11 That painting is racist.

Posted by: artist at March 03, 2016 10:25 AM (TwnkX)

12 One of a series including "The Larch".
Posted by: rickl at March 03, 2016 10:25 AM (zoehZ)

Number 3.

The larch.

The laaaaaaarch.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 10:26 AM (xuouz)

13 Fun climbing tree!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2016 10:26 AM (SvnHQ)

14 THIS is a good picture

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 10:26 AM (OrI3J)

15 Not that old chestnut.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2016 10:26 AM (sl+zA)

16 The Oak that they hung poppa from.

Posted by: steevy at March 03, 2016 10:27 AM (B48dK)

17 Perfect metaphor for a Mitt Romney speech: Big, static, and wooden.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 03, 2016 10:27 AM (Zdc19)

18 That tree tried to eat my friends once.

Posted by: Frodo Baggins at March 03, 2016 10:27 AM (BDZWU)

19 There is a surprising lack of undergrowth around that tree. I suspect goats and sheep are in that environment.



Looks like parts of my lawn. Thanks lack of sunlight!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2016 10:27 AM (SvnHQ)

20 Good spot for a pic-a-nic, eh Booboo?

Posted by: Yogi at March 03, 2016 10:27 AM (so+oy)

21 The mighty oak, I gnarly knew you.

Posted by: mega machines at March 03, 2016 10:28 AM (fbovC)

22 Fun Fact: Huge trees are yet another catastrophic effect of uncontrolled carbon emissions.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2016 10:28 AM (sl+zA)

23 I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.

"I Love Box"

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jsjfcl3

Posted by: sinalco at March 03, 2016 10:28 AM (yODqO)

24 That tree tried to eat my friends once.
Posted by: Frodo Baggins
.........
That was Mr. Willow, not Mr. Oak.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 03, 2016 10:28 AM (so+oy)

25 I like it - nice and sunny!


Re: Ghostbusters trailer - the *only* interesting thing on it is 2 secs of Alexander Skarsgard.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 03, 2016 10:28 AM (NOIQH)

26 Where's the cat?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 10:28 AM (Xo1Rt)

27 Not a "perfect" hanging tree, but it will do!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 03, 2016 10:28 AM (wYnyS)

28

Fun climbing tree!

That's the first thing I thought too.

Damn, I miss climbing trees...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 03, 2016 10:29 AM (LUgeY)

29 Perfect metaphor for a Mitt Romney speech: Big, static, and wooden.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 03, 2016 10:27 AM (Zdc19)



Romney already proved his bark is worse than his bite.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2016 10:29 AM (sl+zA)

30

...and good art.

I like oaks. My live oaks are about to finally drop their leaves and sprout this year's. Another sign of spring...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at March 03, 2016 10:29 AM (mVjMU)

31 And now...

The Larch

Posted by: Michael Palin as the Old Man at March 03, 2016 10:29 AM (yODqO)

32 >>The mighty oak, I gnarly knew you.

Aw, quit your birchin!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 03, 2016 10:29 AM (NOIQH)

33 Posted by: mega machines at March 03, 2016 10:28 AM (fbovC)

Wonder if ACORN holds meetings there?

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 03, 2016 10:30 AM (wYnyS)

34 Now I know where the GOPe gets the planks in their platform!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 03, 2016 10:30 AM (wYnyS)

35 >21
*golf clapter*

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 10:30 AM (xuouz)

36 Under a spreading chestnut three
The village smithy stands.
The smith, a might man is he,
With large and sinewy hands.
And the muscles of his brawny arms
Are string as iron bands.

( I forget the rest - I think he winds up in the doldrums abandoned by his co-workers for killing an albatross)

Posted by: Kindltot at March 03, 2016 10:30 AM (q2o38)

37 There is a surprising lack of undergrowth around that tree. I suspect goats and sheep are in that environment.

Oaks don't allow anything to grow near them. Something about the tannins they exude.

And that's even before the size of the canopy shades the ground enough.

Fungi do well nearby.

iseegodiseegodiseedog.

You know, THOSE kind of mushrooms.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 10:31 AM (Xo1Rt)

38 >>Wonder if ACORN holds meetings there?


Which Dem are they rooting for in 2016?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 03, 2016 10:31 AM (NOIQH)

39 Why does everyone keep mentioning John Kerry?

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at March 03, 2016 10:31 AM (AJeMv)

40 What's knot to like about a might oak?

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 03, 2016 10:31 AM (wYnyS)

41 May be going out on a limb here, but does anyone know what happened to Muldoon?

Posted by: HH at March 03, 2016 10:31 AM (DrCtv)

42 That's the tree General Johnston died under after the battle of Shiloh.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 03, 2016 10:31 AM (kTF2Z)

43 Fun Fact: Huge trees are yet another catastrophic effect of uncontrolled carbon emissions.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)


Many smaller trees do a better job of soaking up CO2 than one large tree. So why don't lefties favor clearing old growth forests?

Anwer: Because they don't believe their own bullshit.

Posted by: mega machines at March 03, 2016 10:32 AM (fbovC)

44

I like oaks. My live oaks are about to finally drop their leaves and sprout this year's. Another sign of spring...

Same down here. And there's pine pollen all over everything already.

I already need to rake the yard, but with all the shedding going on, I'll wait instead of doing it twice.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 03, 2016 10:32 AM (LUgeY)

45 Romney's a dumb poo poo head !

Posted by: Donald Trump at March 03, 2016 10:32 AM (UGLi1)

46 IIRC, oak leaves are toxic to many rival trees.

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 03, 2016 10:32 AM (wYnyS)

47 May be going out on a limb here, but does anyone know what happened to Muldoon?

Why, did he leave?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2016 10:32 AM (sl+zA)

48 What time does Rahm-ney lie?

Posted by: artist at March 03, 2016 10:32 AM (TwnkX)

49 You have been visited by a wild MUMR. It shrieks nonsensically and then vanishes in a puff of hamster fur. It drops 0 XP and 0 Gold and a ring of inanity +1.

Do you equip the ring?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 10:32 AM (xuouz)

50 Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink.

Water, water everywhere and how the boards did shrink.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 10:33 AM (Xo1Rt)

51

Exclusive Audio -- Rubio Campaign Manager Plots Brokered Convention In Manhattan Donor Meeting To Take Nomination From Trump

http://www.breitbart.com/

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 10:33 AM (qCMvj)

52 I'm a lumberjack, and I'm O....

Ahh, Monty Python just isn't that funny to me anymore.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 03, 2016 10:33 AM (hqZPQ)

53 What time does Rahm-ney lie?
Posted by: artist at March 03, 2016 10:32 AM (TwnkX)




11:30est
soon

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 10:33 AM (qCMvj)

54
Muldoon has branched out unto other areas. He's quite a pistil

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: 'Who Decides?' at March 03, 2016 10:34 AM (BK3ZS)

55 Nice to see that rd is branching out from the cat paintings.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2016 10:34 AM (sl+zA)

56 >>>Why, did he leave?

He hasn't posted since Sat., and he was doing his fathers' Anzio diary every day.

Posted by: HH at March 03, 2016 10:34 AM (DrCtv)

57 >>May be going out on a limb here, but does anyone know what happened to Muldoon?

Good question?
I miss his puns and diary entries!
I hope the horde of geriatric zombies did eat him while they were still trying to clear out the rock slide that closed I-70!!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 03, 2016 10:34 AM (NOIQH)

58 An Oakie from Muskogee?

Posted by: Conway Twitty at March 03, 2016 10:35 AM (eVJgr)

59 Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Thursday expressed Tehrans great outrage after Gulf states the day before formally declared Irans Lebanese proxy Hezbollah a terrorist organization.

Responding to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) announcement, Amir-Abdollahian said, those who call Hezbollah terrorists, have intentionally or unintentionally targeted the unity and security of Lebanon.

The terrorism tag for Hezbollah, the most potent resistance movement, and inattention to the Zionist regimes atrocities is a new mistake which doesnt benefit the regional stability and security, he said as quoted by the state-run PressTV.

THESE are the "moderates" Fredo bought off with 150 Billion... Great move there genius.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 10:35 AM (mw8Dm)

60 Will BLM trolls be at every single Trump event for the rest of our lives, fishing for pushes shoves and epithets?

'Cause that's what she was doing, wasn't she. She looks proud and happy, speaking to camera about her experience.

Why aren't conservatives present at Hillary! events, making lots of noise, protesting, and generally, fishing for pushes, shoves, and name-calling?

Posted by: the littl shyning man at March 03, 2016 10:35 AM (U6f54)

61 Ahh, Monty Python just isn't that funny to me anymore.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 03, 2016 10:33 AM (hqZPQ)

Yeah? Watch the Twit Olympics and tell me that isn't the Republican party to a T.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCyr1ugzxXM

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 10:35 AM (xuouz)

62 That was Mr. Willow, not Mr. Oak.
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 03, 2016 10:28 AM (so+oy)
-----------

Sock off. Yeah, should've paid more attention to the title of the art. The painting does closely match what I imagined Old Man Willow might look like. Despite it you know, not being a willow tree. Sigh...

Posted by: Serenity Now! at March 03, 2016 10:35 AM (BDZWU)

63 There are hundreds of kites caught in that tree. Many, many kites. Thousands really. Some of my best friends have called me up and said "Donald, I lost a kite in that tree". That tree is such a major, major problem that other trees would pay to have that tree removed.

Posted by: Il Donoldo Duce at March 03, 2016 10:35 AM (TxJGV)

64 >>Exclusive Audio -- Rubio Campaign Manager Plots Brokered Convention In Manhattan Donor Meeting To Take Nomination From Trump

Not surprised - he's been getting all sorts of support for a 3rd placer.
Glad there's a tape of it.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 03, 2016 10:35 AM (NOIQH)

65 IIRC, oak leaves are toxic to many rival trees.

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 03, 2016 10:32 AM (wYnyS)
________
My yard has trouble with birch leaves (lots of neighbors have them). Those suckers just don't dry out and crumble like most. A couple years later, I still find those things whole and clogging up all kinds of things. I think if someone tried to make a canoe out of the leaves, it would be almost as watertight as the bark itself.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 03, 2016 10:36 AM (MIKMs)

66 Why aren't conservatives present at Hillary! events, making lots of noise, protesting, and generally, fishing for pushes, shoves, and name-calling?

Jobs.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2016 10:36 AM (sl+zA)

67 Do you equip the ring?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 10:32 AM (xuouz)

Yes. Because it also gives +25 Damage Resistance against any Establishment enemy and a +10% chance of Burning to the Ground.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at March 03, 2016 10:36 AM (AJeMv)

68
Same down here. And there's pine pollen all over everything already.

Tree spooge! You're covered in it!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: 'Who Decides?' at March 03, 2016 10:36 AM (BK3ZS)

69 That tree is a symbol of what Mitt Romney brings to the table: wooden, unexciting and boring.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 03, 2016 10:36 AM (ej1L0)

70 Phew. Cancer tests for my dog came back clean.

I can unpucker now.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 03, 2016 10:36 AM (/tuJf)

71

There are hundreds of kites caught in that tree. Many, many kites. Thousands really. Some of my best friends have called me up and said "Donald, I lost a kite in that tree". That tree is such a major, major problem that other trees would pay to have that tree removed.


Charlie Brown wept.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 03, 2016 10:37 AM (LUgeY)

72 Trump about Romney "He's a stiff"

Which is true. That oak tree has more character than Mitt Romney.

Posted by: mrp at March 03, 2016 10:37 AM (JBggj)

73 Well I can say one thing about this election cycle, all of the masks have finally fallen off. We see the massive GOPe twisting, and gnashing their teeth at the thought of a loss of power. So they cue Romney?

The media including Fox news has been exposed for what they truly are - super PACs supporting particular candidates.

Posted by: Cheri at March 03, 2016 10:37 AM (oiNtH)

74 Get off my lawn! And take this Waldo creep with you.

Posted by: The Lorax at March 03, 2016 10:37 AM (326rv)

75 No one was killed in this gravel truck crash in Austin last Friday.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zdshw45

Posted by: sinalco at March 03, 2016 10:37 AM (yODqO)

76 59 For a view on our Syria mess that I think is pretty informative, check out this article Nevergiveup

http://bit.ly/1OTkW1a

Posted by: MTF at March 03, 2016 10:37 AM (TxJGV)

77 At least if Trump gets elected, comedians and cartoonists all over the world can finally write stuff about the President again.

(well except for Ramirez but he still was a bit restrained)

Good god folks, we let an idiot anti american become president because we were afraid to criticize someone who's skin color was dark.

How stupid was that?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 10:38 AM (Xo1Rt)

78 Anybody find the sniper yet?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 03, 2016 10:38 AM (jxbfJ)

79 Do you equip the ring?
====
Yes. Because it also gives +25 Damage Resistance against any Establishment enemy and a +10% chance of Burning to the Ground.
Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at March 03, 2016 10:36 AM (AJeMv)

My what a high PER stat you have. Most GMs still dispute the combat effectiveness of inanity. Grand War Baron Trump is, however, challenging the orthodoxy on this, one dungeon at a time.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 10:39 AM (xuouz)

80 Looks like the brains of the GOP .....all twisted and warped

Posted by: MrKnowItAll at March 03, 2016 10:39 AM (egzLR)

81 Anybody find the sniper yet?



Ye

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2016 10:39 AM (SvnHQ)

82 Can't we get something other that nature paintings? I'm pining for something differt. So sycamore mountains, and streams, and trees.

Posted by: piney puns at March 03, 2016 10:39 AM (H9MG5)

83 The witching tree, look out.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 10:39 AM (t2KH5)

84 11 That painting is racist.

Posted by: artist at March 03, 2016 10:25 AM (TwnkX)


Speaking of which, since the democrats brought the KKK into this election, I believe it's time to switch the black vote to republicans in one wave.

Trump could do it.

All he has to do is explain that the KKK was the enforcement arm of the democrat party, but that the Klan has morphed into the DNC.

Their purpose is to keep blacks down, thus providing the welfare industry with clients and providing votes for the left.

In order to keep blacks from progressing in society, they control the inner-city schools where only one in five black kids learn to read at the most basic level.

No education - no advancement.

Secondly, democrats block any effort to change Social Security to Individual Retirement Accounts.

Social Security relies on black men dying early, without collecting much of what they've paid in during a lifetime of work, so that the system can pay benefits to white women who live longer.

Black families do not get to inherit the money they would if the accounts were owned by the individual, so every generation starts at zero.

When explained like this, blacks will reevaluate their loyalty to the democrat party (possibly with torches and pitchforks).

We just need to get all the republicans on board with the same narrative, so that they use the same talking points and turn every media conversation to how bad blacks are being screwed by democrats.

Posted by: jwest at March 03, 2016 10:39 AM (Zs4uk)

85 *different

Posted by: piney puns at March 03, 2016 10:39 AM (H9MG5)

86 Under that tree would be a great safe space for special snowflakes. Unless it fell on them. (Double plus bad thought)

Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at March 03, 2016 10:40 AM (1BQGO)

87

Tree spooge! You're covered in it!

That 'splains the urge I have for a cigarette.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 03, 2016 10:40 AM (LUgeY)

88 Phew. Cancer tests for my dog came back clean.

I can unpucker now.
Posted by: JackStraw


Congrats!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2016 10:40 AM (SvnHQ)

89
Same down here. And there's pine pollen all over everything already.

Tree pollen season hasn't quite started here yet. Soon.

Don't it make my black trucks green...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at March 03, 2016 10:40 AM (LtQCz)

90 A Romney third party run (that assumes that Trump is on the GOP ballot) is a doomed exercise. Its essentially saying that the establishment would prefer to have Hillary (or Bernie, in case Hillary is indicted) win the White House than attempt to co-opt Trump.

Posted by: Revenant at March 03, 2016 10:41 AM (y64uP)

91 Mitt will douse himself with gasoline and light a match at 11:30 eastern.

Bring marshmallows.

Posted by: votermom at March 03, 2016 10:41 AM (cbfNE)

92 First sock off!

Posted by: NotCoach at March 03, 2016 10:41 AM (rsudF)

93 I'm sick and tired of looking for that stupid Waldo kid.
As far as I'm concerned, the little brat can stay lost.




Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 03, 2016 10:41 AM (T/5A0)

94 Posted by: jwest at March 03, 2016 10:39 AM (Zs4uk)

There you go again.

Talking facts and shit.

That trick never works.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 10:41 AM (Xo1Rt)

95 My apologies, Wyatt. You're an oak.

Posted by: Doc Holliday at March 03, 2016 10:41 AM (gyKtp)

96 I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.

-
http://tinyurl.com/gqqbsld

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 03, 2016 10:42 AM (Nwg0u)

97 So the maples formed a union
And demanded equal rights
'The oaks are just too greedy
We will make them give us light'
Now there's no more oak oppression
For they passed a noble law
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet,
Axe,
And saw

Posted by: Hanoverfist at March 03, 2016 10:42 AM (YCG8H)

98 I too am waiting for the day when Republicans start pointing out which party worked for a hundred years for equality and which party spent a hundred years defending slavery and creating it's successor institutions.

Check out the Bill Whittle video artisanal 'ette posted this morning. It goes right into the issue.

Posted by: MTF at March 03, 2016 10:43 AM (TxJGV)

99 Same down here. And there's pine pollen all over everything already.

Tree pollen season hasn't quite started here yet. Soon.

Don't it make my black trucks green...



Bradford pears are in full bloom.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2016 10:43 AM (SvnHQ)

100 han attempt to co-opt Trump.

Posted by: Revenant at March 03, 2016 10:41 AM (y64uP)

This should be looked on as a positive for all you anti Trumpers.

If the establishment thought that Trump would be so moderate, so liberal, why are they fighting him so hard?

It's because they know they're going to get shut out.

And that's just what I want. Don't know about you all.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 10:43 AM (Xo1Rt)

101
Posted by: piney puns at March 03, 2016 10:39 AM (H9MG5)

Sounds like yiu need a fjiord painting or two...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: 'Who Decides?' at March 03, 2016 10:43 AM (BK3ZS)

102 Willard just dropped a deuce from the bottom limb of the establishment tree.

Posted by: Fritz at March 03, 2016 10:43 AM (UzPAd)

103 >>Congrats!

Thank you. Big relief.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 03, 2016 10:44 AM (/tuJf)

104 Piney Puns, would you prefer landscapes with robots?

http://preview.tinyurl.com/z6ds5ta

Posted by: Kindltot at March 03, 2016 10:44 AM (q2o38)

105 News Flash!

Mitt "Etch-a-Sketch" Romney to call Trump "a phony"!

Posted by: mrp at March 03, 2016 10:44 AM (JBggj)

106 This isn't art. You can tell what it is.

Posted by: Jackson Pollack at March 03, 2016 10:44 AM (kTF2Z)

107 So the maples formed a union
And demanded equal rights
'The oaks are just too greedy
We will make them give us light'
Now there's no more oak oppression
For they passed a noble law
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet,
Axe,
And saw



How much wood could a woodchuck chuck
if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2016 10:44 AM (SvnHQ)

108 A Romney third party run (that assumes that Trump is on the GOP ballot) is a doomed exercise. Its essentially saying that the establishment would prefer to have Hillary (or Bernie, in case Hillary is indicted) win the White House than attempt to co-opt Trump.
Posted by: Revenant

I'm repulsed that you would think such a thing.

Posted by: Sen. Cokebear at March 03, 2016 10:44 AM (326rv)

109 There is unrest in the forest
There is trouble with the trees
For the Maples want more sunlight
And the Oaks ignore their pleas


dang. it's like I don't know you people anymore ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at March 03, 2016 10:44 AM (AoK0a)

110 78 Anybody find the sniper yet?
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 03, 2016 10:38 AM (jxbfJ)

Under the tree to the left, biding his time.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 03, 2016 10:45 AM (uyrlv)

111 The painting is problematic in that it assumes the organic matter depicted self identifies as an oak, but as long as society continues to operate under the binary misconception of animal/plant we will continue to repress organics who truly do not find their identity within the photosynthnomative sphere of thinking and plantiarchy.

Posted by: NotCoach at March 03, 2016 10:45 AM (rsudF)

112 36

Down in ol' Kentucky where the horse shoes are lucky
There's a village smithy standing under the chestnut tree.
Hear the hammer knockin'; see the anvil rockin';
He sings the moody blues while he's hammering on the shoes.

See the hot sparks flyin' like Fourth of July-in'
He even got the horses clopping *bop* down the avenue.
Folks love the rhythm, the clang-bangin' rhythm.
You get a lot of kicks out of the blacksmith blues!

Posted by: Emmie at March 03, 2016 10:45 AM (2gpRp)

113 91
Mitt will douse himself with gasoline and light a match at 11:30 eastern.



Bring marshmallows.Posted by: votermom at March 03, 2016 10:41 AM (cbfNE)

I see nothing good coming out of this. And it reeks not of elderberries, but of the stench of the GOPe being behind it.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 03, 2016 10:46 AM (jxbfJ)

114 Oak and Son of Oak

Posted by: eman at March 03, 2016 10:46 AM (CdXL/)

115 alrighty!

I owe some cokes.

ahem, the carbonated kind.

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at March 03, 2016 10:46 AM (AoK0a)

116 84 Posted by: jwest at March 03, 2016 10:39 AM (Zs4uk)

Isn't this what Jeffery Lord pointed out on CNN to Van Jones the other night?

Posted by: Serenity Now! at March 03, 2016 10:46 AM (BDZWU)

117 >>Anybody find the sniper yet?


Trick question - there are three!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 03, 2016 10:46 AM (NOIQH)

118 I've got these evergreens near me.

In the fall they shed their needles and clog up my gutters and get everywhere in my car.

Then in spring they spew out this fine dust like stuff that gets everywhere and makes me sneeze.

To top it off, when the wind blows they shed branches and in the winter the limbs break from the ice accumulation.

I'd like to get them cut down but I don't own them and couldn't afford it anyway.

I'll just have to wait till they fall on my house and then sue the shit out of someone.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 10:46 AM (Xo1Rt)

119 I think this video is quite analogous to the current GOPe.

https://youtu.be/4vuW6tQ0218

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at March 03, 2016 10:46 AM (AJeMv)

120 There is unrest in the forest
There is trouble with the trees
For the Maples want more sunlight
And the Oaks ignore their pleas



♪ In the jungle, the mighty jungle...... ♪

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2016 10:46 AM (SvnHQ)

121 If I wew a twee, that's the twee I would be

Posted by: Baba Wawa at March 03, 2016 10:47 AM (dBmVV)

122 Leo and I love that tree. It's our tree.

Posted by: The Bear at March 03, 2016 10:47 AM (TxJGV)

123 Great Scot! It's the nearly-mythical Ent Sniper!

Posted by: mrp at March 03, 2016 10:47 AM (JBggj)

124 Trump will counter-speech at 1:30

I don't think I have enough popcorn

Posted by: votermom at March 03, 2016 10:48 AM (cbfNE)

125

Ken Cuccinelli has been on Laura I.
Good interview.
He is a Cruz-supporter atm.

He said the same, and Laura agreed. Rubio sold his soul with the gang of eight, otherwise he would be a shoe in.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 10:48 AM (qCMvj)

126 We just need to get all the republicans on board
with the same narrative, so that they use the same talking points and
turn every media conversation to how bad blacks are being screwed by
democrats.

Posted by: jwest at March 03, 2016 10:39 AM (Zs4uk)


Might want to point out to all the Julias in the world that the problem with relying on the government for all the benefits of a spouse is like being the most recent squeeze for some high-rolling douchebag. Once the wrinkles start, or the upkeep gets spendy, it is time to dump Julia and get a younger model.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 03, 2016 10:48 AM (q2o38)

127 Exclusive Audio -- Rubio Campaign Manager Plots Brokered Convention In Manhattan Donor Meeting To Take Nomination From Trump

-
He's stumped.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 03, 2016 10:48 AM (Nwg0u)

128 No serpent? I was promised a serpent.....

Posted by: IP at March 03, 2016 10:48 AM (aQQbl)

129 Snipers paradise

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 10:48 AM (mEZce)

130 Being in the "Burn it down, scatter the stones and salt the earth" camp, as trying as these times may be, perhaps this is for the best in the long term. The fracturing/destruction of the GOPe party, albeit in the long term, can be a good thing. Oh, we'll pay a steep price near term, doubt me not.

Sit back and enjoy the show folks. And buckle up, it's going to get interesting.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 03, 2016 10:49 AM (jxbfJ)

131 Putting on kreskin hat
prediction

The Don wins GOP nom via VOTERS

GOP ticket Trump/Cruz

Buthurt GOPe form 'conservative' party run RINO

Biden/Warren or Clinton/Castro Dem ticket

Possible Bloomberg Indie run

WWC thrown under bus by dems plus GOP WWC plus 20% minority vote = Trump/Cruz win

Posted by: ginaswo at March 03, 2016 10:49 AM (qxNrP)

132 I can unpucker now.

Having lost a few kitties to lymphoma ... breath easy & go play fetch!

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at March 03, 2016 10:49 AM (AoK0a)

133 I hope that's a happy tree.

Posted by: Worried Zombie Bob Ross at March 03, 2016 10:49 AM (DL2i+)

134 I'm sure it's been said (I drink my coffee before I comment) but, if Romney wanted to beat Trump the ONLY thing he could do to help would be to (1) endorse Cruz and (2) call for Rubio and all the others to drop out.

He's not.

So, the options are:
(A) He really is that stupid
(B) He wants Trump to win

PS: Hey Romney? The people voting for Trump are the people who held their nose and voted for you--you are not held in any regard by the average Trump voter.

Posted by: RoyalOil at March 03, 2016 10:50 AM (fQ/0p)

135 132
MEGYN KELLY IS A HANDSOME MAN

Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE MARCO RUBIO at March 03, 2016 10:49 AM (XzRw1)
Anybody catch the size of her eye lashes from her last debate appearance? OMG - if she blinked any faster she could fly away!

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 03, 2016 10:50 AM (jxbfJ)

136 Posted by: Hanoverfist at March 03, 2016 10:42 AM (YCG8H)

Rush lyrics -- The Trees

(as mentioned in the ONT)

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 03, 2016 10:50 AM (gyKtp)

137 126 Trump will counter-speech at 1:30

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

"Everything that guy just said is bullshit."

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 03, 2016 10:50 AM (kTF2Z)

138 70 Phew. Cancer tests for my dog came back clean.

I can unpucker now.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 03, 2016 10:36 AM (/tuJf)

Awesome! Congrats!

Posted by: sinalco at March 03, 2016 10:50 AM (yODqO)

139 So when is McCain scheduled to rally the establishment?

Posted by: Fritz at March 03, 2016 10:50 AM (UzPAd)

140 This post is a great example of why you should never reference a comment number. MUMR off his Ritalin doth a busy hamster make.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at March 03, 2016 10:51 AM (AJeMv)

141 The tree painting is astonishing. I want to go in and climb it.

Posted by: bour3 at March 03, 2016 10:51 AM (5x3+2)

142 It might be "that" tree ...

"D. Boon killa bar on this tree 1773"

Posted by: mrp at March 03, 2016 10:51 AM (JBggj)

143 140
So when is McCain scheduled to rally the establishment?


Posted by: Fritz at March 03, 2016 10:50 AM (UzPAd)

Don't laugh

Posted by: Rinse Prebus The GOPe Head Cheerleader at March 03, 2016 10:51 AM (jxbfJ)

144 Has Trump ever been asked if he supports affirmative action? That answer should be all kind of fun.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 03, 2016 10:51 AM (UGLi1)

145 Sit back and enjoy the show folks. And buckle up, it's going to get interesting.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 03, 2016 10:49 AM (jxbfJ)


I've been saying this too.. I don't see it as the "end of days" or nothing like that, but it could result in a big ol' reset of the American Political System. However the fact that there is a system at all, is the most troubling.

Posted by: IP at March 03, 2016 10:51 AM (aQQbl)

146
There are many things to dislike in the Ghostbusters trailer. Among the worst is the meaningless Math Vomit (TM) splattered across the white board to support the premise that one of them knows quantum physics.

Just sayin...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: 'Who Decides?' at March 03, 2016 10:51 AM (BK3ZS)

147 99 "I too am waiting for the day when Republicans start pointing out which party worked for a hundred years for equality and which party spent a hundred years defending slavery and creating it's successor institutions. "


I'll bet Trump could pull it off.

There is no defense on the left to what they've done to education in the inner-cities and they can't deny the blacks get the short end of the stick on Social Security.

I'm certain that the vast majority of blacks don't blame themselves for falling behind in the social order. They have to believe that some conspiracy of people and circumstances combined to keep them down. This explanation provides them with a villain to blame...

Democrats - the DNC - all of the left wing elites.

Aha!

There had to be a reason and this is it. It all makes sense now.

They thought the democrats were their friends but they were actually (secretly) conspiring to maintain a permanent underclass that they could build an industry around.

How many lamp posts are there going into and out of Washington D.C.?

Posted by: jwest at March 03, 2016 10:52 AM (Zs4uk)

148 Where is my script!?!? Haven't the Washington lobbyists and donor class finished it yet?

Get me my thoughts! I go on in minutes and I don't want to be out there just holding my dick!

Posted by: Mittney at March 03, 2016 10:52 AM (TxJGV)

149 I'm still laughing at the fact that Trump is so much in Megyn' s head that she actually copied his haircut.

Posted by: votermom at March 03, 2016 10:52 AM (cbfNE)

150 OOOOOAK-lahoma,
Where the wind comes sweeping through the leaves...

Posted by: musical Moron at March 03, 2016 10:53 AM (H9MG5)

151 I can unpucker now.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 03, 2016 10:36 AM (/tuJf)

Congrats, give the pooch a treat and relax now.

Posted by: IP at March 03, 2016 10:53 AM (aQQbl)

152 140 So when is McCain scheduled to rally the establishment?

Posted by: Fritz at March 03, 2016 10:50 AM (UzPAd)


___________________________________

Remember the TV Funhouse X-Presidents skit? Need an updated version with the Loser League of Doom, with HW torn between remaining in the X-Presidents, or joining the Loser League.

Posted by: NotCoach at March 03, 2016 10:54 AM (rsudF)

153 Trump released his med plan and it is good.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 03, 2016 10:54 AM (iQIUe)

154

http://michellemalkin.com/

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 10:54 AM (qCMvj)

155 In the jungle, the mighty jungle.....

I want a new tree!
Not a maple or an oak!
Couple'a trees that can get along fine,
Fighting trees, they ain't no joke...

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at March 03, 2016 10:54 AM (AoK0a)

156 I see hobbits...

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - See The Outrage Outlet's specials in the weekly Firing Squad Circular! at March 03, 2016 10:54 AM (hLRSq)

157
Was this painting selected in response to MUMR's demand "HOT AIR REFUGEES GIVE ME WOOD"?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: 'Who Decides?' at March 03, 2016 10:54 AM (BK3ZS)

158 What time does Rahm-ney lie?
Posted by: artist
...........
11:30 ET

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 03, 2016 10:54 AM (so+oy)

159 "I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords"

You want Ava
You'd settle for Galaxina
You'll get Hillary

Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at March 03, 2016 10:54 AM (1BQGO)

160 "He said the same, and Laura agreed. Rubio sold his soul with the gang of eight, otherwise he would be a shoe in."
"Shoe" in? ISWYDT, I think.

Posted by: Sporkatus at March 03, 2016 10:55 AM (HtLSE)

161
It's not often I get to see pre-vaporized MUMR comments.

Pretty amusing, in a fleeting sort of way...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at March 03, 2016 10:55 AM (NDVSb)

162 I for one hope Mitt shows up wearing his old Davy Crockett hat from childhood when he speaks.

It'll give the speech that "Last Stand At The Alamo" feel that would really set a good tone.

Posted by: MTF at March 03, 2016 10:55 AM (TxJGV)

163 Phew. Cancer tests for my dog came back clean.


I can unpucker now.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 03, 2016 10:36 AM (/tuJf)
_______

My previous dog had a fast-acting cancer diagnosis and I decided to just do steroid palliative (he was 12). Silly old guy lasted 18 mos, happy and goofy as ever -- after repeated expensive retesting because vet couldn't decide how he kept going.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 03, 2016 10:56 AM (MIKMs)

164 Congrats JackStraw.

Yay. Some good news.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 10:56 AM (mEZce)

165 You know Trump will clobber Romney over the fact that he lost to a horrible President and backed down in the 2nd debate and let TFG run all over him.

What is Romney's counter to this?

Posted by: Cheri at March 03, 2016 10:56 AM (oiNtH)

166 153
I can unpucker now.


Posted by: JackStraw at March 03, 2016 10:36 AM (/tuJf)

Went through a scare a few months ago with our Flat Coat Retriever mix. Glad tests came back negative. Dogs are part of our lives for a way to brief period of time - but boy do they wind their ways into your heart - and quick.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 03, 2016 10:56 AM (jxbfJ)

167 Holy shit, MUMR is the 12th imam. It really IS the end of days!

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 03, 2016 10:56 AM (uyrlv)

168 Trump will counter-speech at 1:30

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

"Everything that guy just said is bullshit."
Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 03, 2016 10:50 AM (kTF2Z)


what a fabulous day!
YUGE!

it will be Tremedous!

Yuge!

I love these people!

Aren't these people great?!
Beautiful people.



I don't see myself getting any work done today, haha.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 10:56 AM (qCMvj)

169 100 Bradford pears are in full bloom.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2016 10:43 AM (SvnHQ)


The ones in my neighborhood haven't started yet. They will start about mid-March here.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 10:56 AM (t2KH5)

170 I'm torn on whether to watch the Mittster v20.r16 or not.

Posted by: votermom at March 03, 2016 10:56 AM (cbfNE)

171 Trump released his med plan and it is good.

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

It is basically what conservatives have been proposing for years and years and years.

But how does it square with his rhetoric on pre-existing conditions? I admit I only skimmed it, so maybe he addresses it.

Posted by: SH at March 03, 2016 10:57 AM (gmeXX)

172 Ha! There's the snip....

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 03, 2016 10:57 AM (2PHKP)

173 Sometimes I just don't understand human behavior. After all, I'm only trying to help...

Posted by: C3B0, Cuban Cyborg Relations at March 03, 2016 10:57 AM (HtLSE)

174
A hanging tree. One of my ancestors, I'm told, became intimately familiar with one.

Never have been able to find indisputable evidence, though.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 03, 2016 10:57 AM (P/8aq)

175 91 Mitt will douse himself with gasoline and light a match at 11:30 eastern.

Posted by: votermom at March 03, 2016 10:41 AM (cbfNE)


That I would tune in for.

Posted by: rickl at March 03, 2016 10:58 AM (zoehZ)

176 154 Trump released his med plan and it is good.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 03, 2016 10:54 AM (iQIUe)

Med plan? You mean health care or just pharma?

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 03, 2016 10:58 AM (uyrlv)

177 Chris Plante said this morning that the GOPe's attempt to take down Trump with Romney is like pitting a mouse with an anaconda inside an enclosed, glass tank. Heh.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 03, 2016 10:58 AM (pVkEV)

178 The media including Fox news has been exposed for what they truly are - super PACs supporting particular candidates.Posted by: Cheri at March 03, 2016 10:37 AM (oiNtH)

Most newspapers started out as party-promoting political tracts, more or less, with names advertising that fact: 'The St. Louis Globe-Democrat,' for one example. It was in that relatively briefwindow between the late 40's with themass availability and affordabilityof television and the early 80's with the advent of cable that news organizations claimed the mantle of journalistic objectivity--which was and is a lie, of course. A handful of monopolistic networks can say whatever the hell they want and no one can gainsay them.

All media are owned by people with certainpolitical and philosophical biases and beliefs. Thesemedia mogul typesare going to promote that which they believe and discredit that which they despise and they are going to lie all the way as they do it--maybe even to themselves. Human nature.

Posted by: troyriser at March 03, 2016 10:58 AM (UWlp+)

179 We just need to get all the republicans on board with the same narrative, so that they use the same talking points and turn every media conversation to how bad blacks are being screwed by democrats.
Posted by: jwest at March 03, 2016 10:39 AM (Zs4uk)

You are correct Sir!.....And the theme song can be The Ramones "The KKK took my Baby Away".

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 03, 2016 10:58 AM (ej1L0)

180

Breitbart hitting them all out of the park


Mittens: GOP Establishment Chooses Mount Romney as Hill to Die on

...FLASHBACK: MITT BEGGED DONALD FOR ENDORSEMENT... ***HORSE RACE LIVEWIRE***

CONVENTION CHAOS APPROACHES

Report: Donald Trump Wins Along Border Where Wall Would Be Built

and good ole Ben

Time for Rubio to Go... Endorsing Cruz Only Way to Stop Trump... Losing Florida Could Kill Career

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 10:59 AM (qCMvj)

181 I think this video is quite analogous to the current GOPe.

They panicing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI4fVgVVpiw

Posted by: Worried Zombie Bob Ross at March 03, 2016 10:59 AM (DL2i+)

182 OK.. can someone explain the MUMR reference..

This damn work thing I have to do every day sure makes it hard to keep up around here!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 03, 2016 10:59 AM (so+oy)

183 Having Romney give the latest in anti-Trump speeches - it reminds me of what someone* said about throwing the empty pistol at the monster in a last gesture of defiance.


*Scott Adams? Not sure.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet carries ACME Brand Trump-Stoppers! at March 03, 2016 11:00 AM (hLRSq)

184 Providing healthcare to illegal immigrants costs us some $11 billion annually. If we were to simply enforce the current immigration laws and restrict the unbridled granting of visas to this country, we could relieve healthcare cost pressures on state and local governments.

To reduce the number of individuals needing access to programs like Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program we will need to install programs that grow the economy and bring capital and jobs back to America. The best social program has always been a job - and taking care of our economy will go a long way towards reducing our dependence on public health programs.

bit.ly/1QmPwVj

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 11:00 AM (xuouz)

185 After the speech we are gathering at the local saloon to memorialize Mitts political career, where horses will be served beer and the men whiskey.

Posted by: Toby Keith and Willy Nelson at March 03, 2016 11:00 AM (TxJGV)

186 HotAir is a left swamp.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 03, 2016 11:00 AM (iQIUe)

187 Many of the people bitching about GOPers voting 3rd party or abstaining if Trump is the nominee, crying that "the scoundrels would rather have Hillary!!!," simultaneously insist that they will do the same if they can't have a candidate THEY like.

Same diff.

I don't see any way out of this impasse.
So the Bitch of Benghazi wins.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 03, 2016 11:01 AM (T/5A0)

188 Regarding Trump's health care plan, there is a lot to like from a conservative perspective. So as an anti-Trump supporter, I will say I am pleased to see the direction he is moving. But I have my doubts he will expend political capital in moving this direction. Nor am I sure how it squares with his existing rhetoric and past support. But I will at least say it is a step in the right direction.

Posted by: SH at March 03, 2016 11:01 AM (gmeXX)

189 Yes Mikey that was Scott, re: NRO's anti-Trump issue, the point of which was an argument over the definition of "conservative."

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 11:01 AM (xuouz)

190

priceless breitbart


After President Jeb, President Walker, President Christie, President Kasich, President Ryan, and President Rubio, the Republican establishment is now turning once again to the Adlai Stevenson of the GOP -- Willard Mitt Romney.

oh my

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:01 AM (qCMvj)

191 Dear Mitt Rombley --

We're laughing at the superior intellect.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 03, 2016 11:02 AM (gyKtp)

192
I'd hazard a guess that C3bio's Florida career was over when he admitted that he didn't want to work in the Senate.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: 'Who Decides?' at March 03, 2016 11:02 AM (BK3ZS)

193 The ones in my neighborhood haven't started yet. They will start about mid-March here.



We've been running high 70's with over nights in the mid 50' to 60's for close to three weeks now.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2016 11:02 AM (SvnHQ)

194 Bradford pears are in full bloom.

--

I love Bradford pears. Very pretty trees with lovely blooms. But they smell like a rank zoo cage when blooming. Ours haven't bloomed yet. Still too cold. A few more weeks and they'll come alive.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 03, 2016 11:02 AM (pVkEV)

195 183
OK.. can someone explain the MUMR reference..



This damn work thing I have to do every day sure makes it hard to keep up around here!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 03, 2016 10:59 AM (so+oy)

Took me a while to get it too. He's an irrelevant comment and content troll that has his posted comments vaporize almost immediately.

Posted by: IP at March 03, 2016 11:02 AM (aQQbl)

196

Has Trump ever been asked if he supports affirmative action? That answer should be all kind of fun.

That bullshit doesn't fly out here in the real world where results actually matter. You want the best people you can find. Period.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 03, 2016 11:02 AM (LUgeY)

197

Perhaps nothing is more symptomatic of the GOP establishment's death drive than their continued embrace of the presidential aspirations of a man who shrank the party in 2012.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:03 AM (qCMvj)

198 Look, Mario Romo has a new campaign theme song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N56YnwlRU4c

Posted by: Hoodoo Gurus at March 03, 2016 11:03 AM (12kBq)

199 From little acorns grow yuuuuuge oaks....

Lovely pic rdbrewer!

Posted by: LizLem at March 03, 2016 11:03 AM (hvf9s)

200 I feel like I broke the first rule of Fight Club now...

Posted by: IP at March 03, 2016 11:04 AM (aQQbl)

201 The GOPe going after Trump is like the sheep hunting a wolf.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 03, 2016 11:04 AM (kTF2Z)

202 Kindltot: And the muscles of his brawny arms
Are string as iron bands.


Incredible String Band?

Didn't think anybody remembered them.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Muldoon Search Committee at March 03, 2016 11:05 AM (j+h+K)

203 MUMR is our pet troll.
At times he can be droll.
Blink and you won't see him at all.

Posted by: votermom at March 03, 2016 11:05 AM (cbfNE)

204 Tom Bombadil, Deus Ex Rednecka.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 03, 2016 11:05 AM (VdICR)

205
MUMR reference...

Occasionally we get to see some of his rants before the auto-cleanup crew expunges them from the record. The ...GIVE ME WOOD was one that I happened to see this morning.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: 'Who Decides?' at March 03, 2016 11:05 AM (BK3ZS)

206 "There is a surprising lack of undergrowth around that tree. I suspect goats and sheep are in that environment."

i suspect it is because oak tree leaves contain chemicals that prevent most plants from growing under them...

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 03, 2016 11:06 AM (ISW4H)

207 Fucking John Roberts strikes again.

http://bit.ly/1WX4Euc

Posted by: MTF at March 03, 2016 11:06 AM (TxJGV)

208 We just need to get all the republicans on board
with the same narrative, so that they use the same talking points and
turn every media conversation to how bad blacks are being screwed by
democrats.

Posted by: jwest at March 03, 2016 10:39 AM (Zs4uk)

Yet we can count on the establishment Republicans to not only avoid this topic altogether, but to apologize profusely for being somehow responsible for these situations that they have no control or involvement in.

I bring you Flint Michigan. Hillary and Bernie are trying to out siren call each other demanding that Rick Snyder, the gov. of Michigan , resign because of the Flint water contamination. Flint, MI, which has been fully controlled and operated by black democrats for decades, with a smattering of white democrats thrown in periodically. The last emergency manager was a black democrat.

So what does Snyder do? He has apologized for Flint about six times that I am aware of, and after attempting to calmly explain the timeline and his very limited involvement with day to day decisions in Flint on several news talk shows, is now gone silent.

Meanwhile, BLM, the Justice Bros. and others are demonstrating daily demanding Snyders resignation.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 03, 2016 11:06 AM (dErES)

209 >>Took me a while to get it too. He's an irrelevant comment and content
troll that has his posted comments vaporize almost immediately.


Started posting as "Mirror Universe Mitt Romney" years ago. Went off the deep end, including long ranty emails to Ace and everyday at 3:00pm spamming threads with the same weird, vulgar comments dozens of time. Sometimes for fun, a coblogger would change the content of each of his posts to something weird instead of just purging them. Was banned (and probably institutionalized).

Now another commenter who was banned more recently is spamming threads using a similar nic and *I think* doing the goofy comments him/herself as a form of trolling.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 03, 2016 11:07 AM (NOIQH)

210 Regarding Trump's health care plan, there is a lot to like from a conservative perspective. So as an anti-Trump supporter, I will say I am pleased to see the direction he is moving. But I have my doubts he will expend political capital in moving this direction. Nor am I sure how it squares with his existing rhetoric and past support. But I will at least say it is a step in the right direction.
Posted by: SH
..............
Two weeks ago, in an interview he was FOR the mandate..

"I like the mandate. Here's where I'm a little bit different. I don't want people dying in the streets," Trump told CNN's Anderson Cooper on February 20 during a televised town hall event.

Now, he's against it.. He's a fucking con man who reverses himself on a weekly basis.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 03, 2016 11:07 AM (so+oy)

211 The GOPe going after Trump is like the sheep hunting a wolf.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 03, 2016 11:04 AM (kTF2Z)

Or a dog chasing a car. Obama's dog. "No, Bo, you don't want to catch it. What would you do? You've learned so many great tricks the last couple years, I'd hate to lose you."

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 11:07 AM (xuouz)

212 piney puns: Can't we get something other that nature paintings?

You missed the lackadaisical ladies a few days ago? Or the cat in the messy room?

Posted by: mindful webworker - Muldoon Search Committee at March 03, 2016 11:08 AM (j+h+K)

213 Took me a while to get it too. He's an irrelevant comment and content troll that has his posted comments vaporize almost immediately.

Posted by: IP
...........
Thanks! I have not seen even one of his posts.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 03, 2016 11:08 AM (so+oy)

214 Two weeks ago, in an interview he was FOR the mandate..

"I like the mandate. Here's where I'm a little bit different. I don't want people dying in the streets," Trump told CNN's Anderson Cooper on February 20 during a televised town hall event.

Now, he's against it.. He's a fucking con man who reverses himself on a weekly basis.
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 03, 2016 11:07 AM (so+oy)

You've got his plan in writing now and a chance to check his work on it between now and November.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 11:09 AM (xuouz)

215 MUMR is the resident tourettes troll poster. Off the wall blasts of nonsense that nobody reads.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 03, 2016 11:09 AM (pVkEV)

216 Some early reviews of Batman v Superman are trickling onto the webz...

Posted by: Max Power at March 03, 2016 11:09 AM (QCc6B)

217 I am a much better candidate than Trump. Unless Obamacare is an issue, that's like my kryptonite.

Posted by: Mitt Romney 2012 at March 03, 2016 11:09 AM (VdICR)

218 217 Some early reviews of Batman v Superman are trickling onto the webz...
Posted by: Max Power at March 03, 2016 11:09 AM (QCc6B)

And?

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 03, 2016 11:10 AM (uyrlv)

219 Started posting as "Mirror Universe Mitt Romney" years ago. Went off the deep end, including long ranty emails to Ace and everyday at 3:00pm spamming threads with the same weird, vulgar comments dozens of time. Sometimes for fun, a coblogger would change the content of each of his posts to something weird instead of just purging them. Was banned (and probably institutionalized).

Now another commenter who was banned more recently is spamming threads using a similar nic and *I think* doing the goofy comments him/herself as a form of trolling.
Posted by: Lizzy
...........
OK. Thanks!

Is the the commenter who usually uses ALL CAPS?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 03, 2016 11:10 AM (so+oy)

220 Two weeks ago, in an interview he was FOR the mandate..

"I like the mandate. Here's where I'm a little bit different. I don't want people dying in the streets," Trump told CNN's Anderson Cooper on February 20 during a televised town hall event.

Now, he's against it.. He's a fucking con man who reverses himself on a weekly basis.

---------

Sort of my point, you put it more bluntly. While there are many parts of his proposed plan, I have little confidence that he truly wants to adopt them.

Posted by: SH at March 03, 2016 11:10 AM (gmeXX)

221 Pretty sure, since I happened to watch that, that Trump was talking about the no pre-existing conditions part of the mandate.

Posted by: votermom at March 03, 2016 11:10 AM (cbfNE)

222 BREAKING NEWS!!!



Mitt Romney will not endorse Mario Romo for President!

Instead, he's announcing-


the rollout of Orca 2.0.


This time it'll work for sure.


Oh, and he'll also give the new Ghostbusters movie-

a big thumb's up.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 03, 2016 11:10 AM (0cMkb)

223 I'm sitting this one out.

Posted by: Dude who wants people dying in the streets at March 03, 2016 11:10 AM (VdICR)

224 Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 11:01 AM (xuouz)

Thanks.

You would think that after the Perot candidacy the GOP would learn that it has a sector of the party that will revolt and that some attention has to be paid to it. But the entire Trump thing has caught them off-guard. If I, just an internet commenter of no particular skill, can assess the reasons for the current revolt last year in September-October then the paid experts should be ashamed.

Yet, they are not ashamed that they missed everything around them.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet carries ACME Brand Trump-Stoppers! at March 03, 2016 11:11 AM (hLRSq)

225 This is not a larch.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 03, 2016 11:11 AM (iCClr)

226 I hope Mitt goes post-nervous breakdown Ned Flanders, after Ned's house was destroyed and his neighbors tried to build him a new one.

"Why if it isn't Lisa Simpson, the answer to a question nobody asked!!!"

'twould be funny and sad at the same time.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 03, 2016 11:11 AM (hqZPQ)

227 rickb223 at March 03, 2016 10:44 AM

Scientific studies have shown that how much wood a woodchuck would chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood is the same, within the margin of error, as how much ground a groundhog would hog if a groundhog could hog ground.

Posted by: professor mindful webworker at March 03, 2016 11:11 AM (j+h+K)

228 HA has headline - "Trump could be liabilty for McCain."

Seems like everything is breaking Trump's way.

Posted by: SH at March 03, 2016 11:12 AM (gmeXX)

229 Is the the commenter who usually uses ALL CAPS?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 03, 2016 11:10 AM (so+oy)

When the voices tell him to.

I have seen a few regular formatted sentences but yes the majority are all caps.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 11:12 AM (mEZce)

230 Hey! RD!

How about an "Odalisque Week"? It would be a yuuuuuge hit.

Posted by: mrp at March 03, 2016 11:12 AM (JBggj)

231 >>Is the the commenter who usually uses ALL CAPS?


Yes.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 03, 2016 11:13 AM (NOIQH)

232 MUMR is the resident tourettes troll poster. Off the wall blasts of nonsense that nobody reads.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 03, 2016 11:09 AM


I dunno. Whoever's socking MUMR these days has brought teh funneh from time to time.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 03, 2016 11:13 AM (bzd8I)

233 Romney secret message? Hinkley institute backdrop? Seriously?

Posted by: Old Guy at March 03, 2016 11:13 AM (6AK3D)

234 The healthcare plan is not bad.
I wonder if Trump will read it. Maybe study it a bit.


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 03, 2016 11:14 AM (T/5A0)

235 Many of the people bitching about GOPers voting 3rd party or abstaining if Trump is the nominee, crying that "the scoundrels would rather have Hillary!!!," simultaneously insist that they will do the same if they can't have a candidate THEY like.

Same diff.

I don't see any way out of this impasse.
So the Bitch of Benghazi wins.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille

One diff: One has power and the other does not. The GOPe has rubbed our noses in their lack of fidelity for years.

So now, if the peasants are revolting, the problem is either their fault or somehow equivalent?

No.

We were told to follow rules. When we did, and we failed to annoint our Betters, they reneged.

We owe them nothing.

P.S. I listened to my Betters in 2010 and I voted for that asshole Castle in DE. I understand what going on.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 03, 2016 11:15 AM (326rv)

236 The GOPe going after Trump is like the sheep hunting a wolf. Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 03, 2016 11:04 AM (kTF2Z)

The private school set typically doesn't know how to fight--and I mean they literally don't know how to fight.These entitled elites we call the GOPe have had it so easy forso long that they've forgotten how or never knew. Politics is a surrogate for violence, sure, buta similar dynamic applies.

So when a bully like Trump comes along, blunt and brutish and not at allinterested in the nuances of reasoned argument, they roll over and show their bellies, which is what Christie did, or they skulk off to a secret burrow and engage in collective revenge fantasies, which is what Bill Kristol and his pals are doing. Pathetic.

Posted by: troyriser at March 03, 2016 11:15 AM (UWlp+)

237 Oh, no. Not again.

Posted by: Mitt Romney's Dog at March 03, 2016 11:15 AM (jxbfJ)

238 It's a larch a minute around here.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 03, 2016 11:16 AM (Nwg0u)

239 I saw a comment somewhere that Trump' s healthcare plan adopts Carson's plan. Dunno if true, but if it is, it probably foreshadows a Carson endorsement

Posted by: votermom at March 03, 2016 11:16 AM (cbfNE)

240 "Hey! Who took my elephant?" - Mitt Romney

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet carries ACME Brand Trump-Stoppers! at March 03, 2016 11:16 AM (hLRSq)

241 235
The healthcare plan is not bad.

I wonder if Trump will read it. Maybe study it a bit.


Come into my parlour...

Posted by: Mitt Romney, Author of RomneyCare at March 03, 2016 11:16 AM (hqZPQ)

242 I don't know, MUMR seems a bit like the HQ's own version of @berniethoughts, but then I probably haven't seen the worst of his garbage

Posted by: Sheriff Joe at March 03, 2016 11:17 AM (12kBq)

243 'There are some things that you just can't imagine happening in your life - this is one of them. Being in Donald Trump's magnificent hotel and having his endorsement is a delight. I'm so honored and pleased to have his endorsement. And of course, I'm looking for the endorsement of the people of Nevada.

'Donald Trump has shown an extraordinary ability to understand how our economy works, to create jobs for the American people. He's done it here in Nevada, he's done it across the country.

'He understands that our economy is facing threats from abroad. He's one of the few people who stood up and said, you know what, China has been cheating. They've taken jobs from Americans, they haven't played fair, we have to have a president who will stand up to cheaters. We believe in free trade and free enterprise - but we don't believe in allowing people to cheat day in and day out.'
-----



What was that Mittens???

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 11:17 AM (mEZce)

244 So I assume Romney will actually endorse someone? Otherwise, why bother? Sour grapes speech before a live audience to what end?

I'm not gonna waste a minute watching. Wasted enough time on Romney already.

Posted by: mega machines at March 03, 2016 11:17 AM (fbovC)

245 I,for one,don't put much stock in the opinion of amateur barbers.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 03, 2016 11:17 AM (kTF2Z)

246 I shall rename this picture "Ent in repose"


wanna stay alive? no throwing knives or axes at it.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 03, 2016 11:18 AM (kKHcp)

247 Rino Mitt as an attack dog.


Let that thought sink in for a minute.




That's the bottom of the barrel, folks.

Posted by: The Hot Gate. at March 03, 2016 11:18 AM (KJZeR)

248 I saw a comment somewhere that Trump' s healthcare plan adopts Carson's plan. Dunno if true, but if it is, it probably foreshadows a Carson endorsement
Posted by: votermom at March 03, 2016 11:16 AM (cbfNE)

I saw a rumor Carson will be endorsing Trump at 11:30 (yes, in 10 minutes) but cannot substantiate.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 11:18 AM (xuouz)

249 235 The healthcare plan is not bad.
I wonder if Trump will read it. Maybe study it a bit.


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 03, 2016 11:14 AM (T/5A0)

Got a link?

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 03, 2016 11:18 AM (uyrlv)

250

Has Trump ever been asked if he supports affirmative action? That answer should be all kind of fun.

That bullshit doesn't fly out here in the real world where results actually matter. You want the best people you can find. Period.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 03, 2016 11:02 AM (LUgeY)

You think that's what Trump will say or want him to say?

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 03, 2016 11:19 AM (UGLi1)

251 Two weeks ago, in an interview he was FOR the mandate..

"I like the mandate. Here's where I'm a little bit different. I don't want people dying in the streets," Trump told CNN's Anderson Cooper on February 20 during a televised town hall event.

Now, he's against it.. He's a fucking con man who reverses himself on a weekly basis.

---------

Sort of my point, you put it more bluntly. While there are many parts of his proposed plan, I have little confidence that he truly wants to adopt them.
Posted by: SH

He and everyone else on planet Earth watched JEF campaign AGAINST the mandate, then proceed to shove it down our throats.

Is trump stupid/a con artist? Possibly.

Why should he stake out a position in March that he would have to defend when dems actively run one way and govern another, while Romo is telling us tat we shouldn't take his efforts in the Senate seriously; just give him the Presidency?

he can see how this sick game is played. We can see it, and we're Morons.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 03, 2016 11:19 AM (326rv)

252

10 minutes to Wapner.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 03, 2016 11:19 AM (LUgeY)

253 One diff: One has power and the other does not. The GOPe has rubbed our noses in their lack of fidelity for years.

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

Well some of us are conservatives who are not in the GOPe. I too have held my nose to vote for candidates I didn't really like. But Trump is a bridge too far for me.

We do seem to be at an impasse. Maybe we just need to get past it and hope for the best.

I think many of us are on the same side in general - if opposed with respect to Trump.

We both have disagreements with the GOPe. You think the answer is Trump. I say it is Cruz.

We'll meet up on the other side.

Posted by: SH at March 03, 2016 11:19 AM (gmeXX)

254
An attack by Mittens! will be akin to a doggie chasing its tail.

Sound. Fury. Signifying nothing.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: 'Who Decides?' at March 03, 2016 11:19 AM (BK3ZS)

255 Got a link?
Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 03, 2016 11:18 AM (uyrlv)

Follow the bitly link in my comment at
>185

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 11:19 AM (xuouz)

256 98
Rush! Yes.

Posted by: freedomfirst at March 03, 2016 11:20 AM (jShXB)

257 Got a link?

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 03, 2016 11:18 AM (uyrlv)

http://tinyurl.com/jse8bdg

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 11:20 AM (mEZce)

258 JackStraw

Awesome news!! Hug that pup for me

Posted by: ginaswo at March 03, 2016 11:20 AM (qxNrP)

259 >>Yet, they are not ashamed that they missed everything around them.

I tend to agree that they aren't the most perceptive group but exactly nobody saw Trump coming. I defy you to find one reference to Trump being the one before he entered the race last June. Most ignored him when they weren't laughing at him. Certainly nobody here was promoting Trump back then.

The big complaint from "the base" is that there hasn't been a real constitutional conservative to vote for not a guy like Trump. Well they got one in Cruz and that doesn't appear to be what they wanted after all.

It appears what people want is someone who rants and raves and tweets and instagrams and makes up his policies on the fly based on current public opinion. And most don't seem to give a crap that his positions have been all over the map and ofter contradict positions he held a year or so ago.

Not sure how you plan for a situation like this one.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 03, 2016 11:20 AM (/tuJf)

260 only 6 comments in I see. Ent. I keep forgetting, get in early or STFU

Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 03, 2016 11:20 AM (kKHcp)

261 #245

So I assume Romney will actually endorse someone? Otherwise, why bother? Sour grapes speech before a live audience to what end?

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

Forget it, Mega. It's Utah.

Posted by: mrp at March 03, 2016 11:20 AM (JBggj)

262 Sidebare on Romney:

"And Romney is an honorable man. An honorable man."
_______

"Senator Sorenson is an honorable man. They are all honorable, these honorable men."

Posted by: The Nayden Broad at March 03, 2016 11:20 AM (oo274)

263 Exclusive Audio -- Rubio Campaign Manager Plots Brokered Convention In Manhattan Donor Meeting To Take Nomination From Trump



http://www.breitbart.com/

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 10:33 AM (qCMvj)

Dondi can't take it even with a brokered convention.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 11:21 AM (OrI3J)

264 I like Louie Gohmert r tx but he just claimed Trump asked Mittens to do speech to hurt Cruz on varney foxbiz show

Okayyyyyy

Posted by: ginaswo at March 03, 2016 11:21 AM (qxNrP)

265 What was that Mittens???
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 11:17 AM (mEZce)

Some people's past statements are more valid than other people's past statements. It's the Animal Farm way.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 03, 2016 11:21 AM (UGLi1)

266 I see opportunity! and toothpicks, and....$$$$$!!!

Posted by: Badda Bing at March 03, 2016 11:22 AM (gxIP7)

267

I dunno. Whoever's socking MUMR these days has brought teh funneh from time to time.


Perzactly!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at March 03, 2016 11:23 AM (mVjMU)

268 I like words that sound woody. Not tinny.

Posted by: Corona at March 03, 2016 11:23 AM (ragzU)

269 Mitt's gonna give a talk??!?

Fuck me.

Yep, that's how I get mentioned every time that bozo gets into the news.

Posted by: The chicken at March 03, 2016 11:23 AM (gyKtp)

270 So about that sidebar article about how difficult it

is to fire a federal employee.


Assign them to guard that shed in Oregon.

Posted by: DaveA at March 03, 2016 11:23 AM (DL2i+)

271 I just looked at some of my yard photos and it looks like the bradford pears started blooming the first week in March and were in full bloom by Mid-March. This year they haven't even started yet. That tells me the Winters are lasting longer as well as started earlier.


IOW, we are in a cooling cycle as the Old Farmer's Almanac has previously stated. There is no global warming.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 11:23 AM (t2KH5)

272 "That's the bottom of the barrel, folks. "


Romney gonna break the news that Trump's been divorced and married several times or that he's had some enterprises go bankrupt?


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 03, 2016 11:23 AM (AbFmZ)

273 And now, a seasonal selection.

♪ ♪ ♫
Oh Rubio, Oh Rubio,
How glad we'd be to see you go.
Oh we would be more happy then
than when dropped out ol' Carson Ben
Oh Rubio, Oh Rubio,
How useless is thy presence.

Posted by: musical mindful webworker at March 03, 2016 11:23 AM (j+h+K)

274 The oak is just too lofty.

Posted by: The Maple at March 03, 2016 11:24 AM (FkBIv)

275 236 --- Blue Hen ---
"So now, if the peasants are revolting, the problem is either their fault or somehow equivalent?"
--------------
Did I say anything about FAULT?
I have no doubt who is mainly to blame and it is not the peasants.

And as for equivalence, I am talking about PRACTICAL equivalence. Both sides would rather have the Bitch.
The result is that she wins easily.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 03, 2016 11:24 AM (T/5A0)

276 Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 03, 2016 11:18 AM (uyrlv)


It was on the darknet....

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions/healthcare-reform

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 03, 2016 11:24 AM (Zu3d9)

277
FOX Friends

"Mitt's one of our leaders. He's a principled conservative. He's worried about the future of the party"-@SpeakerRyan




"Our" leader? You got a mouse in your pocket, gym rat?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 03, 2016 11:24 AM (kdS6q)

278 >>I don't know, MUMR seems a bit like the HQ's own version of
@berniethoughts, but then I probably haven't seen the worst of his
garbage


The original MUMR seemed to be mentally unbalanced (and even tried to track down an 'ette).

The new one seems more like performance art.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 03, 2016 11:24 AM (NOIQH)

279

Insider Countdown 3, 2, 1...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:25 AM (qCMvj)

280


The big complaint from "the base" is that there hasn't been a real
constitutional conservative to vote for not a guy like Trump. Well they
got one in Cruz and that doesn't appear to be what they wanted after
all.



It appears what people want is someone who rants and raves and
tweets and instagrams and makes up his policies on the fly based on
current public opinion. And most don't seem to give a crap that his
positions have been all over the map and ofter contradict positions he
held a year or so ago.



Not sure how you plan for a situation like this one.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 03, 2016 11:20 AM (/tuJf)

Don't lose faith in the human race just yet JS... Cruz is well positioned and, for all the talk to the contrary, Trump is not inevitable.


Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 11:25 AM (OrI3J)

281 We both have disagreements with the GOPe. You think the answer is Trump.


Posted by: SH

No, no I do not. I do not support anyone. And my support is meaningless, here in this little pisshole of a state.

Sadly, I have no answer.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 03, 2016 11:25 AM (326rv)

282 256 Got a link?
Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 03, 2016 11:18 AM (uyrlv)

Follow the bitly link in my comment at
>185
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 11:19 AM (xuouz)

Thanks.

Not bad. A little light on details. At least it calls for repealing O-Care.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 03, 2016 11:26 AM (mBYZv)

283 An attack by Mittens! will be akin to a doggie chasing its tail.

Sound. Fury. Signifying nothing.

-
'Be lion-mettled, proud, and take no care

Who chafes, who frets, or where conspirers are.

Mittens shall never vanquish'd be until

Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill

Shall come against him.'

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 03, 2016 11:26 AM (Nwg0u)

284 I like Louie Gohmert r tx but he just claimed Trump asked Mittens to do speech to hurt Cruz on varney foxbiz show


Okayyyyyy Posted by: ginaswo at March 03, 2016 11:21 AM (qxNrP)

________


IMHO, Cruz is the true outsider and so I don't see that rumor as out of line. Romney would endorse Trump before Cruz and DT would not hesitate to demand Romney endorse.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 03, 2016 11:26 AM (MIKMs)

285

You think that's what Trump will say or want him to say?

Having worked in manufacturing and aerospace where mistakes cost lives, it's The Rule: No Fuck-ups Allowed. If you don't know what you're doing, you have no place there, and subsequently, there is no place for any of that "diversity for diversity's sake."

Whatever he would answer will be compared to that.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 03, 2016 11:27 AM (LUgeY)

286 When I use the "family filter" on my T-Moblie account and set it to "young adult"--which should be basically rated R but not X--it blocks ALL gun sites. Not just manufacturers--Brownells, Midway--everything.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 03, 2016 11:27 AM (TqXWc)

287 "Mitt's one of our leaders. He's a principled conservative. He's worried about the future of the party"-@SpeakerRyan




"Our" leader? You got a mouse in your pocket, gym rat?


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 03, 2016 11:24 AM (kdS6q)

RE Ryan's statement... those words do not make any sense when placed in that order.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 11:27 AM (OrI3J)

288 Posted by: JackStraw at March 03, 2016 11:20 AM (/tuJf)

They are paid to look for things like that. It is their jobs. They didn't see it.

Worse, when it arrived they had no idea why it was there. If I can figure it out 4-5 months ago, what's their excuse for not addressing those "whys" right now? Perhaps to address those "whys" would be to admit that those who are in revolt have good reason to be, and that would be to admit a serious failure on their part. And that they will never do.

(Me, I think I'm going to be supporting Cruz, but it may be a lost cause at this point.)

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet carries ACME Brand Trump-Stoppers! at March 03, 2016 11:27 AM (hLRSq)

289 And as for equivalence, I am talking about PRACTICAL equivalence. Both sides would rather have the Bitch.

The result is that she wins easily.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 03, 2016 11:24 AM (T/5A0)

====================
Nope. The only reason that the Dem primary numbers are ONLY 25% lower than 2008 is the turnout for Bernie.
Hillary Clinton is the worst A-level candidate for either party since Walter Mondale. And Walter was personally a nice guy.

Posted by: mrp at March 03, 2016 11:28 AM (JBggj)

290 And as for equivalence, I am talking about PRACTICAL equivalence. Both sides would rather have the Bitch.
The result is that she wins easily.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 03, 2016 11:24 AM (T/5A0)

What universe are you living in? Dem turnout is down and Hillary is openly gaming the delegate system and turning off young democrats. Trump is doing better with minorities than any republican candidate in memory. (if Rubio had won 40% of hispanics in Nevada Bill Kristol would have tattooed the number 40 on his fucking face).

It's a wave election Margo, and Hillary Clinton is not a surfer.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 11:28 AM (xuouz)

291 The original MUMR seemed to be mentally unbalanced (and even tried to track down an 'ette).

The new one seems more like performance art.
Posted by: Lizzy



The new one has a cob-logger or an auto program changing his true comments to what you see.
MUMR has also had his dayroom times at the home changed. He used to post in the afternoons.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2016 11:28 AM (SvnHQ)

292 IMHO, Cruz is the true outsider and so I don't see
that rumor as out of line. Romney would endorse Trump before Cruz and DT
would not hesitate to demand Romney endorse.




Posted by: mustbequantum at March 03, 2016 11:26 AM (MIKMs)

This.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 11:28 AM (OrI3J)

293 I just saw a banner ad from Fox News pimping the debate.

I think that's the only time I've seen Fox News mention Ted Cruz.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 03, 2016 11:29 AM (PFy0L)

294 We both have disagreements with the GOPe. You think the answer is Trump.


Posted by: SH

No, no I do not. I do not support anyone. And my support is meaningless, here in this little pisshole of a state.

Sadly, I have no answer.

----------

Sorry, I was kind of using you as a stand-in for Trump supporters, and me as as stand-in for Cruz supporters.

I'll allow you to stay neutral for now.

The answer may be a fight to the death and let the chips fall where they may.

I don't necessarily fear a brokered convention. But a brokered convention that results in Jeb, Rubio, or Mitt would be bad. Very very bad. But I could envision other less bad results. We don't know how this will play out. Might as well enjoy the chaos. Ultimately that is a good for the system.

What did Jefferson say - a little revolution is good now and then.

Posted by: SH at March 03, 2016 11:29 AM (gmeXX)

295 Yet, they are not ashamed that they missed everything around them.

And are doubling down and adding fresh insults.

Posted by: DaveA at March 03, 2016 11:29 AM (DL2i+)

296 "Mitt's one of our leaders."


Biggest loser the can find?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 03, 2016 11:29 AM (AbFmZ)

297 LOL. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan consider themselves our leaders. Snort.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 03, 2016 11:29 AM (2PHKP)

298 "Mitt, Oh I'm sorry, I think I love you now."

Posted by: Candy Crowley at March 03, 2016 11:29 AM (TnUKj)

299 Cry havoc!, and let slip the Mutts of yore.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 03, 2016 11:30 AM (gyKtp)

300 RE Ryan's statement... those words do not make any sense when placed in that order.
Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 11:27 AM (OrI3J)

Ryan was Mitt's running mate. There is an incredible loyalty that comes with being chosen as a running mate apparently.
Remember Sarah Palin's continued support of Juan McCain the year after he lost, even though we knew by then all the crap he and his staff did to her when she joined the campaign?

Posted by: Jen the original at March 03, 2016 11:30 AM (dErES)

301 >>The new one has a cob-logger or an auto program changing his true comments to what you see.

That explains it!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 03, 2016 11:30 AM (NOIQH)

302



Here he comes!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:30 AM (qCMvj)

303 Okay, did anyone listen to the Texas senator who was on Varney Co this morning? He is a Cruz supporter and he said this whole Romney thing is a set up by Trump because no way the establishment is that stupid as to think anyone should take advice from Romney! And Trump and Romney are good friends so they are in this together. Huh? Talk about conspiracy theory.

Posted by: IC at March 03, 2016 11:30 AM (a0IVu)

304

I'm on CNN

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:30 AM (qCMvj)

305

Nice tan.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:31 AM (qCMvj)

306 crying that "the scoundrels would rather have Hillary!!!,"

Blue Hen ---
"So now, if the peasants are revolting, the problem is either their fault or somehow equivalent?"
--------------
Did I say anything about FAULT?
I have no doubt who is mainly to blame and it is not the peasants.

And as for equivalence, I am talking about PRACTICAL equivalence. Both sides would rather have the Bitch.
The result is that she wins easily.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille

That's an oversimplification.

One wants reform/burn it down.

The other demands BAU or Hillary, which for them is BAU. They simply shift to 'we lost and it's your fault'.

Which incidentally, is exactly what happened in Delaware in 2010. They will NEVER admit that they did a hatchet job on COD, or that the establishment loser walked away with money, or that he wouldn't endorse her.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 03, 2016 11:31 AM (326rv)

307 The best social program has always been a job - and taking care of our economy will go a long way towards reducing our dependence on public health programs.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 11:00 AM (xuouz)

Also, marriage. But socons must be marginalized.

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at March 03, 2016 11:31 AM (dQJCS)

308 The new one has a cob-logger or an auto program changing his true comments to what you see.
MUMR has also had his dayroom times at the home changed. He used to post in the afternoons.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2016 11:28 AM (SvnHQ)



well, that explains it. it basically is BernieThoughts to sanitize the unsanitary

Posted by: Sheriff Joe at March 03, 2016 11:31 AM (12kBq)

309

Reagan...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:31 AM (qCMvj)

310 "It's a wave election Margo, and Hillary Clinton is not a surfer."


Donkey don't surf.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet carries ACME Brand Trump-Stoppers! at March 03, 2016 11:32 AM (hLRSq)

311 Rombley's on.

Posted by: Soona at March 03, 2016 11:32 AM (Fmupd)

312 The Hinkley Institute?!

Not cool...

Posted by: zombie Ronald Reagan at March 03, 2016 11:32 AM (H9MG5)

313
"Mitt's one of our leaders. He's a principled conservative. He's worried about the future of the party"-@SpeakerRyan


Huh?!

Where has Mitt been in publicly criticizing Obama?

Where has Mitt been in talking about the various felonies that Hillary Clinton committed?

Where has he been?

Some "leader."

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 03, 2016 11:33 AM (PFy0L)

314 The only way Hillary wins is if Marco Romo is the R candidate, and we all stay home.

Posted by: Not a Jedi mind trick at March 03, 2016 11:33 AM (9eYoy)

315
Jessica Reynolds

"I'm not here to announce my candidacy for office and I'm not here to endorse a candidate today," Mitt Romney says in opening.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 03, 2016 11:33 AM (kdS6q)

316 So the Romenator is speaking?

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 11:33 AM (/dSsq)

317 Not bad. A little light on details. At least it calls for repealing O-Care.
Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 03, 2016 11:26 AM (mBYZv)

"Light on details" as compared to what. I don't mean to bag on you but this is such a weak criticism to me. Obama literally ran on hope and change. We have a candidate promising to enforce immigration law and cut taxes and regulation and conservatives are going "wellll what if he doesn't mean it?" Then he won't do it, like everyone else.

Trump is transcending left-right politics. I love Ted Cruz but if he is nominated we will be fighting on the exact same battlefield that's been established since 1992 and we always lose. Always. If Ted had been subjected to the same racism/fascism assault Trump has weathered in the last two weeks he'd be sunk. I can't explain it but Trump is not bound by the laws of gravity.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 11:33 AM (xuouz)

318
I see nothing wrong with using caps occasionally to add emphasis to single words.

Don't trust the formatting on this blog enough to attempt using it.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 03, 2016 11:33 AM (P/8aq)

319 Wow. Bad make-up application.

Posted by: Soona at March 03, 2016 11:33 AM (Fmupd)

320

here comes the trash trump phase

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:33 AM (qCMvj)

321 I'm glad that I am-after all-here for the art thread, because I get to see that beautiful picture. Lovely light and colors It sort of fits fits in with the devotional I have for today-"Why Worry?" which is rated to nature/God and is from "The Upper Room" which provides a variety of Christian resources and also has a prayer line and website for prayer which I have often posted.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zhuqukw

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 03, 2016 11:34 AM (w4NZ8)

322 Rombley's on.

::watches horde::

::chin in hands::

Posted by: eleven at March 03, 2016 11:34 AM (qUNWi)

323 Not exactly a stemwinder here, is it.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 03, 2016 11:34 AM (TnUKj)

324 "234 Romney secret message?"

DRINK MORE OVALTINE

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 03, 2016 11:34 AM (Dttnn)

325 Wow. Bad make-up application.
Posted by: Soona at March 03, 2016 11:33 AM (Fmupd)


I don't see makeup. His age spots are showing

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:34 AM (qCMvj)

326 good news? i hate to get my hopes up, but...

legalinsurrection.com/2016/03/ hillary-email-scandal-moves-into- flip-flip-flip-phase/

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 03, 2016 11:34 AM (ISW4H)

327 >>>Wow. Bad make-up application.

Posted by: Soona at March 03, 2016 11:33 AM (Fmupd)<<<

I think he. looks. marvelous.

Posted by: Jon Huntsman at March 03, 2016 11:34 AM (H9MG5)

328 Not bad. A little light on details. At least it calls for repealing O-Care.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 03, 2016 11:26 AM (mBYZv)

Trump has said several times just in the last few weeks that he likes the individual mandate a lot and would institute universal coverage at taxpayer expense. I wouldn't be believing the issue paper on his website if I was you (or even if I was me... which, serendipitously, I am )

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 11:34 AM (OrI3J)

329 romney is sucking on his dentures again and all he is doing is attacking trump.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 11:35 AM (mw8Dm)

330 What universe are you living in? Dem turnout is down and Hillary is openly gaming the delegate system and turning off young democrats. Trump is doing better with minorities than any republican candidate in memory. (if Rubio had won 40% of hispanics in Nevada Bill Kristol would have tattooed the number 40 on his fucking face).
It's a wave election Margo, and Hillary Clinton is not a surfer.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 11:28 AM (xuouz)


Here in beautiful downtown Colorado (Boulder area to be precise), we've been largely left alone by the candidates -- except for a tolerable few ads by Bernie and some now extinct ads by Jeb!.

The result of that is increased Dem turnout in Boulder, overwhelmingly for Bernie Sanders.
Republicans did not conduct their own straw poll, but my anecdotal experiences have been similar support for Cruz. I have yet to meet a true Trump enthusiast.

I don't know if that's a wave election here or not, but it's the true sense of the split between conservatives and liberals in the area.

Posted by: jwb7605 at March 03, 2016 11:35 AM (DofIg)

331 DRINK MORE OVALTINE

No, Be sure to drink Your ovaltine..... A crummy commercial? Son of a bitch!

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 11:35 AM (/dSsq)

332

he sounds pathetic
sorry, I want cruz, but come on Mitt

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:35 AM (qCMvj)

333 "I bring you Flint Michigan. Hillary and Bernie are trying to out siren call each other demanding that Rick Snyder, the gov. of Michigan , resign because of the Flint water contamination. Flint, MI, which has been fully controlled and operated by black democrats for decades, with a smattering of white democrats thrown in periodically. The last emergency manager was a black democrat.

So what does Snyder do? He has apologized for Flint about six times that I am aware of, and after attempting to calmly explain the timeline and his very limited involvement with day to day decisions in Flint on several news talk shows, is now gone silent.

Meanwhile, BLM, the Justice Bros. and others are demonstrating daily demanding Snyders resignation.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 03, 2016 11:06 AM (dErES)



I agree one hundred percent.

Just a few days ago, I wrote a long email to Rick Snyder urging him to get mad and fight back against this characterization. I told him he's doing all of us irreparable harm by letting this narrative sink in unchallenged.

The email went out under my name and as president and CEO of a Michigan corporation.

I can't believe we have leaders who don't realize how the world works.


Posted by: jwest at March 03, 2016 11:35 AM (Zs4uk)

334 What universe are you living in? Dem turnout is down and Hillary is openly gaming the delegate system and turning off young democrats. Trump is doing better with minorities than any republican candidate in memory. (if Rubio had won 40% of hispanics in Nevada Bill Kristol would have tattooed the number 40 on his fucking face).

It's a wave election Margo, and Hillary Clinton is not a surfer.

You are making several assumptions, all of which point in one direction. The failure of any of these could result in a different result.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 03, 2016 11:35 AM (326rv)

335 I'm building a camp stove from a giant discarded fresnel lens. In my research, I see discussion of heating a salt reservoir which can then release heat for cooking after sunset.

Enviro pipedream, ten-years-off commercial product, or a possible DIY project? Anybody following such things?

Just one more resource I hope to contribute to my survivalist commune after Thumper's World War III. Plus summer camping in this last year before the shit comes down.

Posted by: Spellcheck at March 03, 2016 11:36 AM (HKBpI)

336 You have a metric shit ton to fear from a Trump presidency!

- John "Mad Dog" McCain

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 03, 2016 11:36 AM (Nwg0u)

337 This really bothers me, the bashing trump.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 03, 2016 11:36 AM (egOGm)

338 And we cannot abide by any man that would choose to stop Mormons from immigrating to this great land...wait, he said Muslims? Really.....
...
...um, well, that's awkward....ahem, harumph, ahem..
Today I announce my full throated support of of this great man Daniel Tromp!

Posted by: Mittens probably at March 03, 2016 11:36 AM (1H9ox)

339 This really bothers me, the bashing trump.

I'm not fond of Trump, but bashing any of Our Candidates is bad form .... Shut up Mitt....

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 11:37 AM (/dSsq)

340 There it is. As I said on the last thread, the only reason Rombley is giving this speech now is to set up the narrative for tonight's debate. This is all it is.

Posted by: Soona at March 03, 2016 11:37 AM (Fmupd)

341 It's a wave election Margo,

Wave bye bye to the USA.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 03, 2016 11:37 AM (FkBIv)

342 This really bothers me, the bashing trump.
Posted by: CaliGirl at March 03, 2016 11:36 AM (egOGm)


yea, sad
the gope has sunk to a new low

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:37 AM (qCMvj)

343
"I'm not here to announce my candidacy for office and I'm not here to endorse a candidate today," Mitt Romney says in opening.



Oh...good.

A lecture on how the American people are now disappointing mitt Romney.


Maybe we can get one of those from TFG next.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 03, 2016 11:37 AM (0cMkb)

344 Rombley wants a brokered convention.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 03, 2016 11:37 AM (Nwg0u)

345 "I'm not here to announce my candidacy for office and I'm not here to endorse a candidate today," Mitt Romney says in opening.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 03, 2016 11:33 AM (kdS6q)

"I'm not here to effect any kind of tangible change, just like last time."

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 11:37 AM (xuouz)

346 good news? i hate to get my hopes up, but...

legalinsurrection.com/2016/03/ hillary-email-scandal-moves-into- flip-flip-flip-phase/


Posted by: redc1c4 at March 03, 2016 11:34 AM (ISW4H)

I keep thinking (hoping really) that they have to know if they let something as big as Hillary's crimes go that that will be the end of any pretense of rule of law.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 11:37 AM (OrI3J)

347

The dentures sound loose.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:37 AM (qCMvj)

348 Ghost of Kari

(Trumps) like a shooting star leaping thru the sky
Like A tiger defying the laws of gravity
He's a racing car passing by like lady Godiva



Don't stop me now
I'm havin a good time

Posted by: ginaswo at March 03, 2016 11:38 AM (qxNrP)

349 >>This really bothers me, the bashing trump.

*cough*

Reagan's 11th Commandment

*cough*

Posted by: Lizzy at March 03, 2016 11:38 AM (NOIQH)

350 290 --- Good grief. How I wish Ace would set up a betting forum here! I would bet the house and my first-born child.

Even one-on-one Trump can't beat Hillary and a 3rd-party spoiler is almost certain.
Cruz could MAYBE win, if the GOP swallowed their pride and really got behind him. I don't see them doing that.

Well, none of us KNOWS what will happen.
And if the Bitch really is defeated, no one will be happier to eat crow ---feathers, beak, and all --- than me.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 03, 2016 11:38 AM (T/5A0)

351 If Ted had been subjected to the same racism/fascism
assault Trump has weathered in the last two weeks he'd be sunk. I can't
explain it but Trump is not bound by the laws of gravity.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 11:33 AM (xuouz)
________
I know you support DT and are enthusiastic, but remember -- WHO shut the government down (racism, facism, people dying in the streets!) and the GOP went on to the highest numbers ever. Of course the stupid party squandered that opportunity, but please remember.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 03, 2016 11:38 AM (MIKMs)

352 I can't believe we have leaders who don't realize how the world works.

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

A few weeks (or months) back someone wrote an article about the fatal flaw of conservatives - we have a conscience (or something). We actually take ownership of our problems, whereas liberals never have to. I suspect that may mean sometimes we take ownership of other people's problems too.

Posted by: SH at March 03, 2016 11:38 AM (gmeXX)

353 I like Cruz, but this is terrible. They seem to have the most venom for our side.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 03, 2016 11:38 AM (egOGm)

354 Wow amazing, this is incredible. This is so very sad, they really really need to go this GOPe.

Posted by: lions at March 03, 2016 11:38 AM (FZ5vY)

355 "Mitt's one of our leaders. He's a principled conservative. He's worried about the future of the party"-@SpeakerRyan

Huh?!

Where has Mitt been in publicly criticizing Obama?

Where has Mitt been in talking about the various felonies that Hillary Clinton committed?

Where has he been?

Some "leader."

let's be fair; he also piled on about the Confederate flag bullshit. A profile in courage there.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 03, 2016 11:38 AM (326rv)

356 Go-Go Magic Pajamas!

Posted by: garrett at March 03, 2016 11:38 AM (jZMVx)

357 It's a wave election Margo,
Wave bye bye to the USA.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 03, 2016 11:37 AM (FkBIv)

You are entitled to your resignation, apathy, and despair, but don't pretend it's American of you to act that way.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 11:38 AM (xuouz)

358 Trump has said several times just in the last few weeks that he likes the individual mandate a lot and would institute universal coverage at taxpayer expense. I wouldn't be believing the issue paper on his website if I was you (or even if I was me... which, serendipitously, I am )
Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 11:34 AM (OrI3J)

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

Rolls eyes.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 03, 2016 11:38 AM (LXJ1e)

359

Yo, Mitt, why didn't you do this to obama?
Joke

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:39 AM (qCMvj)

360
Well, none of us KNOWS what will happen.
And if the Bitch really is defeated, no one will be happier to eat crow ---feathers, beak, and all --- than me.


Or Me,metaphorically speaking....

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 11:39 AM (/dSsq)

361 I am Gope.

Posted by: Guardian of the Gal I See at March 03, 2016 11:39 AM (9eYoy)

362 G'day, all.

Another killin' on son's street yesterday. Middle of the afternoon. The thug-on-thug violence is crazy.

Where's the BLM crowd?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 11:39 AM (FsuaD)

363 https://twitter.com/votermom/status/705432600781922308

Oh Mittens, even as a mean girl, you are such a kitten.
@MittRomney @realDonaldTrump

Posted by: votermom at March 03, 2016 11:39 AM (cbfNE)

364 If there's anyone I was hoping against hope would come and offer clarity at this time of turbulence and instability in American politics, it's Willard Rombley.

It's like an incredible miracle had a baby with a beautiful impossibility and that baby grew up and then one day gave a speech.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 03, 2016 11:39 AM (TqXWc)

365 So when other politicians give a speech endorsing Trump or criticizing the other candidates it's okay?

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 03, 2016 11:40 AM (UGLi1)

366

After 7 years of recession and scandal and now an unindicted felon running for preezy, Mitt's bashing Trump?

In what universe does that make sense?


#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 03, 2016 11:40 AM (LUgeY)

367

Someone found Mitt's ballz (sorry) and let them out for a bit.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:40 AM (qCMvj)

368 This election is as much against the GOPe as any Democrat.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 03, 2016 11:40 AM (AbFmZ)

369
I remember when CAC did those big wave election maps and the gop got schlonged.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 03, 2016 11:40 AM (ODxAs)

370 356
Posted by: Blue Hen at March 03, 2016 11:38 AM (326rv)


Here here!!

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 03, 2016 11:41 AM (jxbfJ)

371 Absurd third grade theatrics? Now you're getting personal!

Posted by: Morons Everywhere at March 03, 2016 11:41 AM (TnUKj)

372 This could be the last gasp of the GOPe?

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at March 03, 2016 11:41 AM (kXzR8)

373 This really bothers me, the bashing trump.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 03, 2016 11:36 AM (egOGm)



yea, sad

the gope has sunk to a new low

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:37 AM (qCMvj)

You really think this is lower than not blocking O-care cause they wanted to start their Christmas vacay on time?

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 11:41 AM (OrI3J)

374
Karen Anderson

Mitt Romney says Donald Trump is not a huge business success: "His bankruptcies have crushed small businesses."



"Businesses that Bain Capital then bought in a leveraged buy-out with other people's money, while taking none of the risk, paying ourselves immense fees, only to abandon the looted carcass to other lesser scavengers."

"Now more about business ethics..."


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 03, 2016 11:41 AM (kdS6q)

375 I can't believe we have leaders who don't realize how the world works.


Posted by: jwest at March 03, 2016 11:35 AM (Zs4uk)

Particularly Snyder, who came from a private sector background. I realize that he was CEO of Gateway, and then began a venture capital firm, so it's not like he was out there trying to run a pizza business or a small manufacturing facility. But he isn't a lawyer who only has worked for the government all his life.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 03, 2016 11:41 AM (dErES)

376 Yo, Mitt, why didn't you do this to obama?
Joke


He DID do it to Perry, Cain and Gingrich. Only non-Uniparty Republicans are the objects of his scorn.

Posted by: Avogadra at March 03, 2016 11:41 AM (UDMos)

377

Pot calling Kettle Black, Mitt.
"Watch how he responds to my comments today"
The trash-talking comments?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:41 AM (qCMvj)

378 Mitt refrains from mentioning that we had to explain to our kids what oral sex was. Bill Clinton.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 03, 2016 11:41 AM (egOGm)

379 I wonder where Candy Crowley is now? In bed, eating several boxes of Girl Scout cookies and watching The View?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 11:41 AM (FsuaD)

380 He's calling for a brokered convention..

I'm going for "low road insult", Mitt...

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 03, 2016 11:42 AM (so+oy)

381 So I'm sure Trump will get on twitter and make a fool of Himself... Of course He has every right to comment... Hope He tempers it...

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 11:42 AM (/dSsq)

382 >>After 7 years of recession and scandal and now an unindicted felon running for preezy, Mitt's bashing Trump?
In what universe does that make sense?


Apparently it's not about saving America, or winning, it's about losing with dignity, dammit!!!!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 03, 2016 11:42 AM (NOIQH)

383 DRINK MORE OVALTINE

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 03, 2016 11:34 AM


Nothing, thank you. Good night.

Posted by: Froederick Frankenstein at March 03, 2016 11:42 AM (bzd8I)

384 Just shut up, Mittens.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2016 11:42 AM (sl+zA)

385 Teleprompter speech. Moves his head just like Fredo.

Posted by: Soona at March 03, 2016 11:42 AM (Fmupd)

386 Mitt is helping trump more than hurting him with this speech just go AWAY Mitt.............

Posted by: Big Swingin Al at March 03, 2016 11:42 AM (iWo0u)

387 Fucking Mitt just attacked a democrat.

Maybe he should have tried that 4 years ago.

Posted by: jwest at March 03, 2016 11:43 AM (Zs4uk)

388 Laurie David's Cervix: "I'm not here to announce my candidacy for office and I'm not here to endorse a candidate today," Mitt Romney says in opening.

Okay, then.

zzzzzzz

Posted by: snoozing mindful webworker at March 03, 2016 11:43 AM (j+h+K)

389 You really think this is lower than not blocking O-care cause they wanted to start their Christmas vacay on time?
Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 11:41 AM (OrI3J)


yes, because... because of this sh*t, that would happen again, and again and again

if they get their way
all is lost anyway

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:43 AM (qCMvj)

390 Not exactly a stemwinder here, is it.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 03, 2016 11:34 AM (TnUKj)


He's darn near life-like.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet carries ACME Brand Trump-Stoppers! at March 03, 2016 11:43 AM (hLRSq)

391 GOPe dead / Trump alive

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at March 03, 2016 11:43 AM (QPdNE)

392 He DID do it to Perry, Cain and Gingrich. Only non-Uniparty Republicans are the objects of his scorn.
Posted by: Avogadra
.............
Trump is not a Republican..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 03, 2016 11:43 AM (so+oy)

393 Hey Mr. Romney, where the f was a speech like this against Obama when you were actually running for the job.

Posted by: marinemom at March 03, 2016 11:43 AM (ep6ak)

394 But he isn't a lawyer who only has worked for the government all his life.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 03, 2016 11:41 AM (dErES)

You mean unlike Cruz?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 11:43 AM (Xo1Rt)

395 G'day, all.

Another killin' on son's street yesterday. Middle of the afternoon. The thug-on-thug violence is crazy.

Where's the BLM crowd?


Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 11:39 AM (FsuaD)

Apparently, you are not DEAD dead unless a white man kills you.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 11:43 AM (OrI3J)

396

wow, he tossed out the KKK

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:43 AM (qCMvj)

397 Is the Hinckley Institute named after the guy who shot Reagan?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2016 11:43 AM (sl+zA)

398 Someone needs to give Mitten's magic underwear an atomic wedgie.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 11:43 AM (FsuaD)

399 Mitt is kind of like Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark (other than the swashbucklingness...but I wouldn't be surprised if he plays with a whip IYKWIMAITYD)...he's been a major character in the script for the past 8 years and has had literally no effect on the outcome of things.

Posted by: Mittens probably at March 03, 2016 11:44 AM (1H9ox)

400 Oh Mitt - you went there. Tax returns.

Really? You have Harry Pedarest feed you that line?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 03, 2016 11:44 AM (jxbfJ)

401 Laurie David's Cervix: "I'm not here to announce my candidacy for office and I'm not here to endorse a candidate today," Mitt Romney says in opening.


So what IS here for? To deliver a pizza?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 03, 2016 11:44 AM (oKE6c)

402 Mitt after losing the election left the people to endure this Obama prez. All the things the president has done and not one word. I'm a Cruz supporter but this is it. Im voting Trump screw it.

Posted by: lions at March 03, 2016 11:44 AM (FZ5vY)

403 After 7 years of recession and scandal and now an unindicted felon running for preezy, Mitt's bashing Trump?

In what universe does that make sense?

When you choose to express it that way, you make it seem stupid.........wait.

Posted by: The Stupid Party at March 03, 2016 11:44 AM (326rv)

404 "I'm not here to announce my candidacy for office and I'm not here to endorse a candidate today," Mitt Romney says in opening.

But I'm sure gonna shit on one of them!

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 03, 2016 11:44 AM (PFy0L)

405 he here

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 03, 2016 11:44 AM (oKE6c)

406 McCain and Dole should be on stage with him.

Posted by: owlpellets at March 03, 2016 11:44 AM (YvTdG)

407 Now that's hilarious. Mittens accusing Trump of not being anti-illegal immigration enough.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2016 11:44 AM (sl+zA)

408 Flint Michigan comments:
...Meanwhile, BLM, the Justice Bros. and others are demonstrating daily demanding Snyders resignation...
Posted by: Jen the original at March 03, 2016 11:06 AM (dErES)
... to Rick Snyder urging him to get mad and fight back against this characterization...I can't believe we have leaders who don't realize how the world works.
Posted by: jwest at March 03, 2016 11:35 AM (Zs4uk)
Yes, yes, and more yes - and to top it off, the Attorney General (in advance of his run at Gov) is resurrecting a sex & lies scandal by two now former state GOP party members. Let It Go, you idiot. Are they all stooopid? It is enfuego infuriating.

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at March 03, 2016 11:44 AM (dQJCS)

409 What a cunt. I don't care if he attacks Trump, if he had attacked Fredo when he ran and if he was honest about Rubio.

Trump may be a phony but romney is RINO hack

Shame on him

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 11:44 AM (mw8Dm)

410 Huh....stemwinder means exactly the opposite of what I thought it meant.

Posted by: eleven at March 03, 2016 11:44 AM (qUNWi)

411

The new one has a cob-logger or an auto program changing his true comments to what you see.


Pshaw! The hamsters surely aren't capable of that, and even Maet can't be here 24/7...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at March 03, 2016 11:45 AM (LtQCz)

412 that will be the end of any pretense of rule of law.

-
Wait. There's been a pretense of the rule of law?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 03, 2016 11:45 AM (Nwg0u)

413

"Reagan" again

Reagan would have beat Obama, Mitt.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:45 AM (qCMvj)

414 And you wouldn't have had to make sh*t up about Obama, like you are now.

Posted by: marinemom at March 03, 2016 11:45 AM (ep6ak)

415 Laurie David's Cervix: "I'm not here to announce my candidacy for office and I'm not here to endorse a candidate today," Mitt Romney says in opening.


So what IS here for? To deliver a pizza?
Posted by: Jay Guevara

To once again do more damage to a republican than to any democrat.

it's my nature.

Posted by: The Stupid Party at March 03, 2016 11:45 AM (326rv)

416 402
Laurie David's Cervix: "I'm not here to announce my candidacy for
office and I'm not here to endorse a candidate today," Mitt Romney says
in opening.

So what IS here for? To deliver a pizza?
Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 03, 2016 11:44 AM (oKE6c)

Mitt - time for you to sit down and STFU. You had your chance, and blew it. All done listening to you.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 03, 2016 11:45 AM (jxbfJ)

417 373 This could be the last gasp of the GOPe?
Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at March 03, 2016 11:41 AM (kXzR


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


You may be right.

Posted by: Soona at March 03, 2016 11:45 AM (Fmupd)

418 Posted by: Lizzy at March 03, 2016 11:42 AM (NOIQH)

Apparently one where there's magic underwear.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 11:45 AM (Xo1Rt)

419 Mitt's the only man who, if elected, would be less lifelike than his simulacrum in Disney's Hall of Presidents.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 03, 2016 11:46 AM (oVJmc)

420 Where's the BLM crowd?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 11:39 AM (FsuaD)

At the Sanders rallies with all the other socialist agitators.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 11:46 AM (xuouz)

421 Did I just hear Mitt confess to pedophilia?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 03, 2016 11:46 AM (Nwg0u)

422 Not watching but have read comments on Mitt's "speech" aka telling people how to vote. Real American.

If anyone is a "phony" it is Mitt: phony statesman, phony "above the rest," phony "gentleman," phony politician. Is there any other kind? pfft

Again, Mitt, hope and pray you never meet me again, you little penguin-walking phony pants. I have nothing against Mormons, and you do not represent the ones I know. But you did get my vote and I deeply regret it today.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 03, 2016 11:46 AM (wAMRL)

423 I don't think the Mitt thing was a good idea.

Posted by: SarahW at March 03, 2016 11:46 AM (3fTXW)

424 Another killin' on son's street yesterday. Middle of the afternoon. The thug-on-thug violence is crazy.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 11:39 AM (FsuaD)




And people say the thugs aren't civic-minded.


Just get your son to move, then leave the thugs to their civic improvement campaign.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 03, 2016 11:46 AM (oKE6c)

425 Why is it okay for Trump to bash everyone all the time, but the minute he gets bashed by someone, it's bad form?

Posted by: spypeach at March 03, 2016 11:46 AM (nyYhO)

426 318 Not bad. A little light on details. At least it calls for repealing O-Care.
Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 03, 2016 11:26 AM (mBYZv)

"Light on details" as compared to what. I don't mean to bag on you but this is such a weak criticism to me. Obama literally ran on hope and change. We have a candidate promising to enforce immigration law and cut taxes and regulation and conservatives are going "wellll what if he doesn't mean it?" Then he won't do it, like everyone else.

Trump is transcending left-right politics. I love Ted Cruz but if he is nominated we will be fighting on the exact same battlefield that's been established since 1992 and we always lose. Always. If Ted had been subjected to the same racism/fascism assault Trump has weathered in the last two weeks he'd be sunk. I can't explain it but Trump is not bound by the laws of gravity.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 11:33 AM (xuouz)

Dude, chill. I'm reacting solely and specifically to the healthcare portion. It is, in point of fact, thin on details. Maybe they haven't fleshed it out, maybe they don't know yet, maybe they want some ambiguity. My point about that specific aspect stands and doesn't merit this response.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 03, 2016 11:47 AM (mBYZv)

427 Scapegoats in muslims. Yeah, that's awful Mitt.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2016 11:47 AM (sl+zA)

428 " This could be the last gasp of the GOPe? "



From your finger tips......

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 03, 2016 11:47 AM (AbFmZ)

429 >>>Is the Hinckley Institute named after the guy who shot Reagan?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2016 11:43 AM (sl+zA)<<<

Fitting. Clowns like Romney constantly tried to kill the Reagan Revolution.

Posted by: zombie Ronald Reagan at March 03, 2016 11:47 AM (H9MG5)

430 Huh....stemwinder means exactly the opposite of what I thought it meant.
Posted by: eleven

Actually you are correct....in my excitement over listening to the speech I mixed up a baseball metaphor and a public speaking one.

I'm sure you can understand the effect Mitt has on people.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 03, 2016 11:47 AM (TnUKj)

431 Seriously Romney is out here defending Muslim terrorists against Trump?

The GOP is done. Totally done.

Posted by: blaster at March 03, 2016 11:47 AM (2Ocf1)

432 The GOPe is calling artillery down on their own position.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 03, 2016 11:47 AM (Nwg0u)

433

How is he getting air time for this?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:47 AM (qCMvj)

434 McCain and Dole should be on stage with him.

Posted by: owlpellets at March 03, 2016 11:44 AM (YvTdG)

Even the Party of Stupid figured that would be too much.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 11:47 AM (Xo1Rt)

435 Great meme seen elsewhere:

The Republicans in DC can team up against Donald Trump in a few days but can't stop Barack Obama in seven years.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 03, 2016 11:47 AM (JxMoP)

436 Gee, Mitt, who else had foreign policy that made America less safe?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2016 11:48 AM (sl+zA)

437 429
" This could be the last gasp of the GOPe? "




From your finger tips......
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 03, 2016 11:47 AM (AbFmZ)

+1

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 03, 2016 11:48 AM (jxbfJ)

438 422 Did I just hear Mitt confess to pedophilia?
Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 03, 2016 11:46 AM (Nwg0u)

Eh? Something like "he looked at least 16"?*




*(Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa, but some things are too good to pass up.)

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 03, 2016 11:48 AM (mBYZv)

439 sorry, I'm no romney lover, but he said a lot that I agreed with.

Posted by: spypeach at March 03, 2016 11:48 AM (nyYhO)

440 Even though this "speech?" makes Me mad I still don't like Trump....

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 11:48 AM (/dSsq)

441

Reagan
KKK
Taxes
God

what a charade

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:48 AM (qCMvj)

442 I don't think the Mitt thing was a good idea.


That works on so many levels.

Posted by: eleven at March 03, 2016 11:48 AM (qUNWi)

443 Mitt: If Trump is elected...recession...balloon debt and deficit...bad for workers...not a huge success...inherited business not created...business genius he is not...only good proposals come from Kasich, Rubio and Cruz...Trumps bombast...reckless...not smart re foreign policy...admires Putin...called Bush a liar...dishonest...uses vulgarity...bullying...greed...third grade theatrics...failed honorable conduct...temperament ...stability..will lose to Clinton...Trump will enable her victory...KKK...con man...fake...bombshells in his tax returns...never will release his tax returns...phony...release his NY Times recordings...creates scapegoats...torture...twists constitution...fraud...promises are worthless...public are suckers...not judgement for president. God bless you all.

Posted by: Alf767 at March 03, 2016 11:49 AM (wE/DP)

444 Mittens just called TFG a statesman who worked for the cause of freedom? Worked to defeat the enemies of freedom?

He is pushing me to go door to door working for Trump. Voting may not be enough anymore. Good lord this guy is clueless. Absolutely no self awareness.

Also, if they can prove he is in on this BS, can Trump Please call for the resignation of Rinse Penis? Seems about right to me.

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at March 03, 2016 11:49 AM (kXzR8)

445 66 Why aren't conservatives present at Hillary! events, making lots of noise, protesting, and generally, fishing for pushes, shoves, and name-calling?
......
There've been a few, like the Marine and a woman who called Bill Clinton out on Benghazi, and the woman rape victim who asked Hillary why she doesn't believe Bill's victims. They kept talking and were tossed out

Posted by: stace at March 03, 2016 11:49 AM (ozZau)

446 Hahaha...if he were to enter race it would cause mass hilarity. No one would vote for him but his family and, maybe, the Osmonds.

The "elite establishment" (two words I thought were semi-not true four years ago) have pulled down their pants, their Mormon underwear, and showed the underbelly of their cowardice today.

This is America. No one tells me how to vote. Bite moi.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 03, 2016 11:49 AM (wAMRL)

447 So when other politicians give a speech endorsing Trump or criticizing the other candidates it's okay?
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 03, 2016 11:40 AM (UGLi1)

It's completely fair game, no issue with holding a press conference and attacking Trump, he just sucks at it and isn't doing anything like either saying he's running or actually endorsing somebody else.

All talk, no action. Just like 2012.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 11:49 AM (xuouz)

448 Trump's statement on Muslim refugees made perfect sense. Those who wish to misstate it do so at the peril of alienating the major portion of voters who agreed with it.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 03, 2016 11:49 AM (oVJmc)

449 Nothing but a debate narrative set-up. Shame on Mitt and FNC.

Posted by: Soona at March 03, 2016 11:49 AM (Fmupd)

450 Scapegoats in muslims. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2016 11:47 AM

Better than them in us, bub.


Posted by: The scapegoats at March 03, 2016 11:49 AM (bzd8I)

451 Why is it okay for Trump to bash everyone all the time, but the minute he gets bashed by someone, it's bad form?
Posted by: spypeach at March 03, 2016 11:46 AM (nyYhO)

It's fine to bash Trump, but sometimes the source is suspicious.

And coming at this late date after all the sell outs, one has to wonder what is the intention and do they even care about this upcoming Election. Many of us here support Cruz and he was vilified by the same people bashing Trump now and wondering why there is no legitimate alternative to Trump?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 11:49 AM (mw8Dm)

452 434



How is he getting air time for this?Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:47 AM (qCMvj)

You smell that? That is the stench of GOPe desperation.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 03, 2016 11:49 AM (jxbfJ)

453 Yeah Mitt. Trump is the phony.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 11:49 AM (xuouz)

454
Daniel Larison

Romney attacking someone for changing positions is staggeringly hypocritical



Popehat

Romney arriving to enunciate principle is like Guggenheim putting on his dinner jacket on the Titanic to die like a gentleman.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 03, 2016 11:49 AM (kdS6q)

455 "Reagan" again



Reagan would have beat Obama, Mitt.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:45 AM (qCMvj)

And Mitt would've crapped on Reagan in exactly the same way. I'd bet my life on it.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 03, 2016 11:50 AM (oKE6c)

456 Yes, yes, and more yes - and to top it off, the Attorney General (in advance of his run at Gov) is resurrecting a sex & lies scandal by two now former state GOP party members. Let It Go, you idiot. Are they all stooopid? It is enfuego infuriating.
Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at March 03, 2016 11:44 AM (dQJCS)

What's the over/under that at tonight's Detroit Republican debate, Kasich suggests that since Snyder is governor, he should do the honorable thing and resign since the buck stops here. You KNOW the moderators are going to ask all the candidates, especially Trump, if Snyder should resign, is Flint's water contamination problem a failure of government, what would they do, etc.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 03, 2016 11:50 AM (dErES)

457 Romney is the best free ad I have heard yet as to why I should vote for Trump.

Thanks Mitt for clarifying that for me.

Now go get your shine box.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 03, 2016 11:50 AM (ej1L0)

458 I'm only half watching it - I figure the parts I miss I'll be able to see in a Hillary Clinton campaign ad in a few months.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 03, 2016 11:51 AM (PFy0L)

459 Short take: Leave these big decisions to the smart people in the GOP. We've never failed you before.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2016 11:51 AM (sl+zA)

460 Well at the very least, Trumps twitter feed will be fun to read.

Posted by: spypeach at March 03, 2016 11:51 AM (nyYhO)

461 454 Yeah Mitt. Trump is the phony.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 11:49 AM (xuouz)



Of course. As a GOP candidate, you're supposed to fail nobly, not actually fight. What's up with Trump?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 03, 2016 11:51 AM (oKE6c)

462 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:47 AM (qCMvj)

Because the media loves a fight between Republicans.

Or people who call themselves Republicans.

Which reminds me: Romney who really isn't a conservative is out there bashing Trump who really isn't a conservative.


There some sort of meta message there. It's on the tip of my tongue.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 11:51 AM (Xo1Rt)

463 George Romney was one of the governors who actively worked to sabotage Barry Goldwater's campaign, so it's clear that the apple didn't fall far from the tree.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 03, 2016 11:51 AM (JxMoP)

464 Some asshole on FOX is blaming the Koch Brothers for Trump. Yeah right

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 11:51 AM (mw8Dm)

465 Hey, let's send out the guy no one liked!

/Great Moments in GOP Strategy

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 03, 2016 11:51 AM (oVJmc)

466 In so many ways, this is the story of the GOP.

Posted by: garrett at March 03, 2016 11:51 AM (jZMVx)

467

Going to listen to Rush again today.
Should be silly fun.
In about 10mins.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:51 AM (qCMvj)

468 Wait, is he defending Muslim's and saying Trump is wrong on wanting to stop them from coming here until there is better screening? Wow, I would love to sit down with him and tell him about the hell on earth Christians (like me) have and are going through when they try to live peacefully in a Muslim country..

Posted by: IC at March 03, 2016 11:52 AM (a0IVu)

469 I don't think the Mitt thing was a good idea.
Posted by: SarahW

STFU.


KEEP TALKING!!!! FOR THE LUVAGOD; KEEPING TALKING!!!!

Posted by: Trump campaign manager at March 03, 2016 11:52 AM (326rv)

470
penguin-walking phony pants

It's true! He always did like tge penguin better than me!
* sniffs *

-- Mitt's abused retriever

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: 'Who Decides?' at March 03, 2016 11:52 AM (BK3ZS)

471 He seriously defended Baroque? Done. pfft. Done.

(Secretly hopes Mitt does cross my path again). ha. xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 03, 2016 11:52 AM (wAMRL)

472 So, not watching the Mitt.

He's calling Obama and Hillary criminals and speaking up for tight borders and less government.

Right? Right?

Posted by: sarcastic mindful webworker at March 03, 2016 11:52 AM (j+h+K)

473 If this is the best that the GOPe can do, roll out a Has-Been which is also a Never-Will-Be to decry the frontrunner, we the base should embrace the fail. The fail that the GOPe continues to exceed at.

Rolling out an establishment spokesman - Mitt - does nothing more than embolden Trump, and his supporters.

Desperation knows no bounds.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 03, 2016 11:52 AM (jxbfJ)

474 It pisses me off to no end imagining how the SCOAMF is enjoying this.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 11:52 AM (FsuaD)

475 If the Presidency didn't have such horrible power, there would be nothing to fear from a horrible person becoming President.

Romney and the rest of the GOPe have no problem with the power of the Presidency--they only have a problem if their guys (including Obama) are not in the Presidency.


Posted by: RoyalOil at March 03, 2016 11:52 AM (fQ/0p)

476
What's the over/under that at tonight's Detroit Republican debate ...


... several candidates get mugged on entering or leaving the city?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 03, 2016 11:52 AM (oKE6c)

477 Why is it okay for Trump to bash everyone all the time, but the minute he gets bashed by someone, it's bad form?
Posted by: spypeach
...........
you noticed that too, huh?

The Trumpbots are way beyond reasoning with.. It is like they are on some kind of drug that makes them ignore reality.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 03, 2016 11:52 AM (so+oy)

478

lol, Laura I.

"I think Mitt Romney just wanted to get some applause..."

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:52 AM (qCMvj)

479

Why is it okay for Trump to bash everyone all the time, but the minute he gets bashed by someone, it's bad form?

Because Trump isn't the problem or the enemy. Obama and the leftarded Prog/Coms are. We are much worse off now than we were 7 years ago. Why not direct some of that venom against them?


436 Great meme seen elsewhere:

The Republicans in DC can team up against Donald Trump in a few days but can't stop Barack Obama in seven years.


^^^THIS!!!^^^

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 03, 2016 11:52 AM (LUgeY)

480 Summary of Mitt' s speech:

Donald Trump has cooties.

Posted by: votermom at March 03, 2016 11:52 AM (cbfNE)

481 Romney is a GOPe ass but Trump is not the answer.




Ted Cruz is the antithesis of Romney while Trump is still, and will always be, a progressive liberal.


Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 11:52 AM (OrI3J)

482 Mitt's just mad that Trump slept with his wife.

At least that's what I'm pretty sure I overhead someone say that they thought might not have been improbable.

Posted by: db at March 03, 2016 11:53 AM (1efdY)

483 Wait, is he defending Muslim's and saying Trump is wrong

If I wanted this line of shit, I could have shut my brain off, donated to empress mommom and gone back to pron.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 03, 2016 11:53 AM (326rv)

484 467 In so many ways, this is the story of the GOP.
Posted by: garrett at March 03, 2016 11:51 AM (jZMVx)

Yeah, sending out horse cavalry against tanks since 1989.*


*Yes, I know it's a myth but the metaphor is great.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 03, 2016 11:53 AM (mBYZv)

485 Hah. Fox is showing Mitt 2012 licking Trump's balls.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2016 11:53 AM (sl+zA)

486 >>He seriously defended Baroque?

No. He seriously did not.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 03, 2016 11:53 AM (/tuJf)

487

"one of the most glaring/blaring self-projection"
LauraI

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:53 AM (qCMvj)

488 What's the over/under that at tonight's Detroit Republican debate ...


... several candidates get mugged on entering or leaving the city?
Posted by: Jay Guevara
.............
Carson is the only smart one.. He grew up in Detroit.. and dropped out of the race just so he wouldn't have to go back!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 03, 2016 11:54 AM (so+oy)

489 468



Going to listen to Rush again today.

Should be silly fun.

In about 10mins.Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:51 AM (qCMvj)

Rush is going to have so much fun with this.

I love the taste of GOPe tears - they taste like desperation.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 03, 2016 11:54 AM (jxbfJ)

490 What's the over/under that at tonight's Detroit Republican debate ...


... several candidates get mugged on entering or leaving the city?




I'll take "Please" for $10.00

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2016 11:54 AM (SvnHQ)

491 Mitty Mouse sqeaks.

Posted by: eman at March 03, 2016 11:54 AM (Ahbpx)

492 Mitt's airtime is what happens to old politicians when they retire and aren't relevant anymore. He is flailing around at trying to be relevant and in the spotlight and is tired of going to Ann's horseshows and being a horse husband.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 03, 2016 11:54 AM (dErES)

493 465 Some asshole on FOX is blaming the Koch Brothers for Trump. Yeah right
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 11:51 AM (mw8Dm)



The poor Koch brothers get blamed for everything now that W is out of the spotlight.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 03, 2016 11:54 AM (oKE6c)

494 @466..Ha. Love you morons.

This "speech" is one for the ages, that is for damn sure.

Go back to your donors in Florida, Mitt. They'll pay you for this fine speechifying.

I hope the polls show increases for both Trump and Cruz from this blathering pile of vomit.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 03, 2016 11:54 AM (wAMRL)

495 u

Posted by: eman at March 03, 2016 11:54 AM (Ahbpx)

496 What's the over/under that at tonight's Detroit Republican debate ...

I'm not gonna watch it.... I'm gonna watch the Vikings.... It'll be less bloody.....

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 11:54 AM (/dSsq)

497 423 Not watching but have read comments on Mitt's "speech" aka telling people how to vote. Real American.
__________________________

Yes, here comes Romney to convince voters not to vote for Trump by telling them that they are just a bunch of stupid, gullible rubes who are being conned.

It's this kind of command of the art of persuasion that made Romney president!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 03, 2016 11:54 AM (df5V4)

498 Shorter Mittens/GOP:

TRUMP.

Bigger enemy than Obama.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 03, 2016 11:55 AM (oVJmc)

499 ...You KNOW the moderators are going to ask all the candidates, especially Trump, if Snyder should resign, is Flint's water contamination problem a failure of government, what would they do, etc.
Posted by: Jen the original at March 03, 2016 11:50 AM (dErES)

8 Ball says: You may rely on it. Sigh. After this election, I am done as a party wonk.

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at March 03, 2016 11:55 AM (dQJCS)

500
Ben Shapiro

Romney's brand of milquetoast politics will do nothing to harm Trump.

Nothing.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 03, 2016 11:55 AM (kdS6q)

501 Mitt's speech was just dumb. An un-endorsement of Trump.

You're drunk, GOPe. Go home!

Posted by: sinalco at March 03, 2016 11:55 AM (yODqO)

502 "Romney is the best free ad I have heard yet as to why I should vote for Trump. "

Really makes me wanna run down to the polling place and ram it up their asses even harder.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 03, 2016 11:55 AM (AbFmZ)

503 Hey it worked so well in South Carolina for Nikki Haley to use the SOTU Response to attack Trump! Let's do that again!

:facepalm:

Posted by: buzzion at March 03, 2016 11:55 AM (zt+N6)

504 397

wow, he tossed out the KKK

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:43 AM (qCMvj
-----------------
PIG. Just like Ryan was a PIG for even mentioning it.
Doing the Left's dirty work --- slander.

The proper response to this KKK shit is ridicule or anger.




Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 03, 2016 11:55 AM (T/5A0)

505 Dear GOP:

Next time, send a winner.

Do you have any?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 03, 2016 11:55 AM (oVJmc)

506 Romney made a yuge mistake by actually saying "Watch how Trump will react to this speech, he'll attack me with 3rd grade insults" So all Trump's got to do now is react in a Presidential manner, and that will show just how fucking desperate this Romney/GOPe speech was....

Posted by: Dirty Randy at March 03, 2016 11:56 AM (jjaLl)

507 My local radio station covered his speech for 30 seconds then said we'll cover more at noon. I had to switch to a radio station in Buffalo to listen to it. What does this say?

Posted by: Serenity Now! at March 03, 2016 11:56 AM (BDZWU)

508 it says a lot, although nothing that we didn't already know, but still, a whole lot, that the end result of Super Toosday was panic among the GOPe.

And in that panic the guy they find, the BEST guy to ride into the fray and set everything back to The Way It Should Be, the best communicator and the one they know the people will listen to, because they all revere and look up to him, is Romney.

Are they all gay lovers of one another or something? It's not like there isn't real world evidence of what the base thought, thinks, and will forever think of Romney. How can they have missed that? How can, in the face of a wave of anit-establishment sentiment, they thought that Romney was the balm to soothe all the resentment and anger towards, basically, Romney and his ilk?

Posted by: TexasDan at March 03, 2016 11:56 AM (TqXWc)

509 Keep digging that hole Mitt.

Let us know when you reach people talking Mandarin.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 11:56 AM (Xo1Rt)

510 "I'm not here to announce my candidacy for

office and I'm not here to endorse a candidate today," Mitt Romney says

in opening.

So what IS here for? To deliver a pizza?
---

"I'm Mitt Romney and I'm a Special Snowflake and I'm relevant! And Important! My Mommy and Daddy said so!"

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at March 03, 2016 11:56 AM (7FH+T)

511 lol, Laura I.

"I think Mitt Romney just wanted to get some applause..."
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:52 AM (qCMvj)

Excellent.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 03, 2016 11:56 AM (dErES)

512 487 >>He seriously defended Baroque?

No. He seriously did not.
---------
He contrasted trump to "former presidents" without any exclusions. Trump versus the group.

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at March 03, 2016 11:56 AM (kXzR8)

513 Dear GOP:

Next time, send a winner.

Do you have any?
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 03, 2016 11:55 AM (oVJmc)


heh

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:57 AM (qCMvj)

514
"I think Mitt Romney just wanted to get some applause..."
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:52 AM (qCMvj)

Please clap.

/Mitt Romney

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 03, 2016 11:57 AM (oVJmc)

515 512
lol, Laura I.



"I think Mitt Romney just wanted to get some applause..."

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:52 AM (qCMvj)




Mittens: Please clap.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 11:57 AM (FsuaD)

516 I can't stand Trump. But if Mittens has nicer things to say about Obama than about the guy who will be the GOP nominee (unless the Establishment really decides to go down in frames and we get a brokered convention) - well, up yours, Mitt.

You are worthless.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 03, 2016 11:57 AM (u0lmX)

517 You'd never know there's overlap between people who really liked Romney last time and who are supporting Cruz. Like, you know, Ace. I don't know about Ace, but I still care what Candidate Boy Scout has to say.

Posted by: fightwinger at March 03, 2016 11:57 AM (sQQU0)

518 508
My local radio station covered his speech for 30 seconds then said we'll
cover more at noon. I had to switch to a radio station in Buffalo to
listen to it. What does this say?

Posted by: Serenity Now! at March 03, 2016 11:56 AM (BDZWU)


Was it WHAM?

Posted by: Dirty Randy at March 03, 2016 11:57 AM (jjaLl)

519

Trump has turned the corner, hopefully, like he showed last night, and not take this bait.

They are trying to poke the bear.

If he's as smart as he claims, he comes out fighting Hillary.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:58 AM (qCMvj)

520 >>He contrasted trump to "former presidents" without any exclusions. Trump versus the group.

Last I looked, Obama is not a former President.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 03, 2016 11:58 AM (/tuJf)

521 "Why is it okay for Trump to bash everyone all the time, but the minute he gets bashed by someone, it's bad form?



Because Trump isn't the problem or the enemy. Obama and the
leftarded Prog/Coms are. We are much worse off now than we were 7 years
ago. Why not direct some of that venom against them?"





Willard is a tool and there is no doubt about that.



But Trump is the flip side of the corrupt coin that we have been trying to stamp out in Washington for years. Both the Capitol and K Street are the problem. Romney may typify one of those but Trump typifies the other.


Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 11:58 AM (OrI3J)

522 Heh. Great minds and all.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 11:58 AM (FsuaD)

523 Yes, here comes Romney to convince voters not to vote for Trump by telling them that they are just a bunch of stupid, gullible rubes who are being conned.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer
............
The truth hurts?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 03, 2016 11:58 AM (so+oy)

524
Let us know when you reach people talking Mandarin.


I'll let the molten magma speak for me.

Posted by: eleven at March 03, 2016 11:58 AM (qUNWi)

525
482 Romney is a GOPe ass but Trump is not the answer.

Ted Cruz is the antithesis of Romney while Trump is still, and will always be, a progressive liberal.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 11:52 AM (OrI3J)

Cruz would make a fine President, but he would fail.

He would push against the Left like Reagan and Newt did.

Look around you.

Did that work?

Cruz is not the answer.

Rebellion is the answer.

Posted by: eman at March 03, 2016 11:58 AM (Ahbpx)

526
And all the poindexters in the GOPE clap their hands and go "Squeeeeeeeee!"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: 'Who Decides?' at March 03, 2016 11:58 AM (BK3ZS)

527 "The Republicans in DC can team up against Donald Trump in a few days but can't stop Barack Obama in seven years."


Yes, THIS x $20 trillion. Majority in Congress and still get nothing done to stop Baroque's ideas. Which is the cause of the anger...or one of the twenty trillion reasons.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 03, 2016 11:59 AM (wAMRL)

528 Listened to the speech via moron comments. My blood pressure thanks you.

Posted by: Avogadra at March 03, 2016 11:59 AM (UDMos)

529 You'd never know there's overlap between people who really liked Romney last time and who are supporting Cruz. Like, you know, Ace. I don't know about Ace, but I still care what Candidate Boy Scout has to say.
Posted by: fightwinger at March 03, 2016 11:57 AM (sQQU0)


Romney has, like Ben Carson, always come across as a "nice guy" but not a fighter when needed.

He just proved it again.

None of us knew he would be weak at debates with the JEF. I was stunned he was so weak.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:59 AM (qCMvj)

530 Ed Morrissey is probably soooo turned on right now.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 03, 2016 11:59 AM (oVJmc)

531 So Trump releases his health-care plan last night, line 1 of which is to utterly repeal Obamacare, and today they send out the loser of 2012 and the inspiration for Obamacare to beat up on Trump.

GOPe has the sharp political instincts of a kitchen whisk.

Posted by: Azathoth at March 03, 2016 11:59 AM (t+oGz)

532 It's not like there isn't real world evidence of what the base thought, thinks, and will forever think of Romney. How can they have missed that? How can, in the face of a wave of anit-establishment sentiment, they thought that Romney was the balm to soothe all the resentment and anger towards, basically, Romney and his ilk?

Posted by: TexasDan at March 03, 2016 11:56 AM (TqXWc)

It's f'ing amazing. Talk about being insulated inside the Beltway.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 03, 2016 12:00 PM (u0lmX)

533 Friends, GOPers, countrymen, I have come to bury Trump, not to praise him.

- Mitt Antony

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 03, 2016 12:00 PM (Nwg0u)

534
Mittens just called TFG a statesman who worked for the cause of freedom? Worked to defeat the enemies of freedom?


As the old Yiddish curse goes, Mittens, may you be so rich as to have a house with a thousand rooms.

And be found dead in every one.

What a worthless, nickelfucking douchebag he is.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 03, 2016 12:00 PM (X6fMO)

535 Trump has turned the corner, hopefully, like he showed last night, and not take this bait.



They are trying to poke the bear.



If he's as smart as he claims, he comes out fighting Hillary.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:58 AM (qCMvj)

Still feels like the GOPe is playacting the Tale of Br'er Rabbit to me.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 12:00 PM (OrI3J)

536 hooooo. Man.

The GOP is in some kind of trouble, if Mitt best articulates the counter-Trump message. That was a confused mess. And dressing it up with pomp and circumstance made it look wistfully sad.

There's more to come apparently in the next two weeks, with public statements from Paul Ryan and others that will probably be worse (presumably George Bush at some future point).

It is absolutely bizarre that the GOP leadership is so completely out of touch with basic politics. Just incredible, and they don't (or cannot) seem to learn. It's like they live in an alternate universe.

Posted by: MTF at March 03, 2016 12:00 PM (TxJGV)

537 *shakes laptop to wake up ace*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 12:00 PM (FsuaD)

538 To a lot of people Trump is a scary prospect... The great unknown.... Of course if He gets the nod there will be nothing unknown...

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 12:00 PM (/dSsq)

539

I wonder if

"Reagan"
"KKK"
"Reagan"
"Taxes"
"Phony"

were all BOLDED in his notes

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 12:00 PM (qCMvj)

540 @521...but, Jack, I long for the day he is. xoxo 01/20/17

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 03, 2016 12:00 PM (wAMRL)

541 *shakes laptop to wake up ace*
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 12:00 PM (FsuaD)


I wonder if he slept through Romney's remarks.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 12:01 PM (qCMvj)

542 >>Why is it okay for Trump to bash everyone all the time, but the minute he gets bashed by someone, it's bad form?

Eh, not giving Trump a pass for all his bashing, especially all the trash talk about Cruz, the threats to Ryan and changing libel laws. He is all over the map, contradictory, and thin-skinned. Not my pick.


However, I am not thrilled with the GOP establishment, including Romney, Fox and pundits like Bill Kristol, who all played a role in the generating the anger that has created Trump (along with 7 years of Obama's lawlessness and trolling), deciding to lecture us on why we should not support the candidate who most effectively bashes the press and Hillary.

I would be much more open to Romney et. al. wanting to find something in between - a way to recognize the anger and actually fix what caused it (pushing back against Obama and things like open borders) instead of treating unhappy conservatives like toddlers who need to have their noisy new toy taken away. Pushing Mario Rubio on us is only going to get more people to vote Trump or sit out altogether.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 03, 2016 12:01 PM (NOIQH)

543 Mittens just called TFG a statesman who worked for the cause of freedom? Worked to defeat the enemies of freedom?


He didn't really say that, did he? Please tell me didn't. Lie if necessary.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 03, 2016 12:01 PM (oKE6c)

544 News flash for Mitt: America stopped being the Shining City on the Hill a long time ago, thanks in large part to the GOPe.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2016 12:01 PM (sl+zA)

545
wow, he tossed out the KKK
Posted by: artisanal 'ette



Hmmm... what former Presidential candidate was a member of, and missionary for, a church that, while he was proselytizing, barred blacks from the lay priesthood and associated rites solely because of their race?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 03, 2016 12:01 PM (kdS6q)

546 Alright, which one of you morons has the temperament to be president?

Anybody? Drunk or sober, anybody?

Posted by: Fritz at March 03, 2016 12:01 PM (UzPAd)

547 You know, this is a perfect example of what liars the GOP is. They required Trump to sign a pledge that he would not run third party if he failed to get the nomination, which he said he would sign as long as the Republican party backed him.

So here they are, two days after Trump wins a plurality of states on Super Tuesday, dragging out a failed candidate to bash on Trump.

This is a perfect example of why none of the GOP establishment is to be trusted. They are consummate liars.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 03, 2016 12:01 PM (dErES)

548 521 >>He contrasted trump to "former presidents" without any exclusions. Trump versus the group.

Last I looked, Obama is not a former President.
--------------
Ok, I was admittedly multitasking, so maybe that was the distinction Mitt was trying to draw? You still end up with all former democrat presidents in that list, correct?

I need to go check the transcript, if it's out there. So when is the GOP frontrunner's rebuttal? 1:30 EST?

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at March 03, 2016 12:02 PM (kXzR8)

549 Mitt Rombley's no Bob Dole, that's for sure.

Posted by: Bob Dole at March 03, 2016 12:02 PM (Dttnn)

550 Think this is bad now?

Wait till Trump gets elected and suddenly the Congress discovers it has a spine.

And climbs up on the high horse of patriotism and the Constitution.

Not that those are bad things but you know that they're really just using them for expediency.

And it will truly reveal what the GOP is all about and apparently always has been. Even when Reagan was in office.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 12:02 PM (Xo1Rt)

551 None of us knew he would be weak at debates with the JEF. I was stunned he was so weak.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 11:59 AM (qCMvj)

Well, that first debate went really well, remember. It was then that I thought we really had a good chance to beat JEF.

Mittens pussed out after that.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 03, 2016 12:02 PM (u0lmX)

552 I want to thank all of you who listened to Mitt so I wouldn't have to.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 12:02 PM (FsuaD)

553 Where was Romney in 2012 when he could have done this to Obeyme?

Posted by: freedomfirst at March 03, 2016 12:02 PM (jShXB)

554 Trumps campaign surrogate is responding with a stern look.

http://bit.ly/219QCq8

Posted by: MTF at March 03, 2016 12:02 PM (TxJGV)

555 So Trump releases his health-care plan last night,
line 1 of which is to utterly repeal Obamacare, and today they send out
the loser of 2012 and the inspiration for Obamacare to beat up on Trump.

GOPe has the sharp political instincts of a kitchen whisk.


Posted by: Azathoth at March 03, 2016 11:59 AM (t+oGz)

That plan is not believable when Trump praised the individual mandate in an interview on the 19th and said he was keeping taxpayer mandated universal coverage in the last debate lest people "die on the sidewalks".

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 12:02 PM (OrI3J)

556 Ted Cruz is the antithesis of Romney while Trump is still, and will always be, a progressive liberal.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 11:52 AM (OrI3J)


While i don't necessarily agree that Trump is a progressive liberal, he is NOT my candiate, Cruz is.

And the point is the same people bashing Trump, tried to destroy Cruz and now wonder why there is no alternative to Trump.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 12:03 PM (mw8Dm)

557 It is absolutely bizarre that the GOP leadership is so completely out of touch with basic politics. Just incredible, and they don't (or cannot) seem to learn. It's like they live in an alternate universe.
Posted by: MTF at March 03, 2016 12:00 PM (TxJGV)



My reaction exactly. It'd be like the Democrat Party dusting off Jimmy Carter to gin up leftist enthusiasm. Hello?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 03, 2016 12:03 PM (oKE6c)

558 Can't believe how pathetic that was. Terrible. Really, really pathetic. I thought, I mean, I'm sitting here saying to myself, "Wow, I thought Jeb was low energy." Mitt sure beats him there. And that would be the only thing Mitt ever beat anyone in. What a loser. Horrible. Bad.

Posted by: D. Trump at March 03, 2016 12:03 PM (H9MG5)

559 Trumps campaign surrogate is responding with a stern look.

Is it that creepy Woman? I haven't seen her lately...

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 12:03 PM (/dSsq)

560 Opposition to Trump is aesthetic.

Aesthetic
(adjective)
1. concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty.
"the pictures give great aesthetic pleasure"
(noun)
1. a set of principles underlying and guiding the work of a particular artist or artistic movement.
"the Cubist aesthetic"

It is time to set aside the cultural aesthetics which gave us Obama and made Bush keep his mouth shut for all 8 years of his presidency as his reputation and by extension the reputation of every proud American was dragged through the mud.

Results, not words, are what we are after.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 12:03 PM (xuouz)

561 Really low class move by Romney.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 03, 2016 12:03 PM (LXJ1e)

562 532 So Trump releases his health-care plan last night, line 1 of which is to utterly repeal Obamacare, and today they send out the loser of 2012 and the inspiration for Obamacare to beat up on Trump.

GOPe has the sharp political instincts of a kitchen whisk.



Begone you spleeny, hedge-born ratsbane before I scramble you some more!
Posted by GOPe

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2016 12:03 PM (SvnHQ)

563 "Why Mitt Romney"?

Because Richard Nixon is dead?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2016 12:03 PM (sl+zA)

564 Hey mitt.....Up to an hour ago I had a strong dislike for Trumpster.....Still for Ted but I do remember that I seriously hate you. If Trump is the nom I will buy a hat.

Posted by: owlpellets at March 03, 2016 12:04 PM (YvTdG)

565 See, if Mitt had come out and endorsed Cruz that would be a righteous thing to do.

But they can't even bring themselves to do that.

They are such naifs.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 12:04 PM (Xo1Rt)

566 GOPe has the sharp political instincts of a kitchen whisk.
Posted by: Azathoth at March 03, 2016 11:59 AM (t+oGz)


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


Don't you dare lump me in with that asshole.

Posted by: Kitchen Whisk at March 03, 2016 12:04 PM (Fmupd)

567 What's the point of doing a speech where you release what you are going to say ahead of time?

Posted by: WOPR at March 03, 2016 12:04 PM (LTDSy)

568 Just because I'm having flashbacks and misery loves company:

In 2010, I was being bombarded with messages telling me to vote for Mike Castle in the primary. meanwhile, the battle here raged on and on.

Just before the primary, Castle FINALLY started campaigning, but it was very negative. That included radio ads.

Mrs. hen is (somewhat) apolitical, and a registered democrat. one night I was minding my own business and drinking while grilling outdoors, when she came home, and started a conversation about the ads.

That alone was unusual; she's always loathe to hear it when I start political talks, especially with her family (yellow dog dems who claim to be independent).

punchline: she hated the ads, and felt bad for COD.

1. She hates politics.
2. wrong party
3. hates to discuss politics with me
4. and felt compelled to bring it up.

I don't know about advertising, but usually, if you are putting down money and are pissing off people who are just wandering by, you're doing something wrong.

And you are probably raping the koala in front of your intended audience.

Guess what Mitt's stunt reminds me of?

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 03, 2016 12:04 PM (326rv)

569 I'm no spring chicken but I'm no Vic either. However, I can't remember a primary in which something like this has ever happened before.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 03, 2016 12:04 PM (PFy0L)

570
Ed Morrissey is probably soooo turned on right now.
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel




Poppin Fresh sporting a crescent roll.....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 03, 2016 12:05 PM (kdS6q)

571 The GOP are completely out of touch dumbasses.

Posted by: Seems legit at March 03, 2016 12:05 PM (xEZkG)

572 That plan is not believable when Trump praised the individual mandate in an interview on the 19th and said he was keeping taxpayer mandated universal coverage in the last debate lest people "die on the sidewalks".
Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 12:02 PM (OrI3J)

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

Rolls eyes.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 03, 2016 12:05 PM (LXJ1e)

573 566 See, if Mitt had come out and endorsed Cruz that would be a righteous thing to do.


Because, and I know You're gonna hate the mention of His name, Rubio....

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 12:05 PM (/dSsq)

574 Don't you dare lump me in with that asshole.

Posted by: Kitchen Whisk at March 03, 2016 12:04 PM (Fmupd)

"Lump"... ISWYDT

Posted by: IP at March 03, 2016 12:05 PM (aQQbl)

575 Just checked Trump's twitter - he had a few snarky tweets about Romney yesterday; this morning he was telling folks to tune in to a golf championship at one of his resorts (I lol'd); but he has not gone bat shit crazy on Romney, yet.

Posted by: IC at March 03, 2016 12:05 PM (a0IVu)

576 I need to go check the transcript, if it's out there.

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at March 03, 2016 12:02 PM (kXzR


I got ya.

Posted by: Candy "Fat Ass" Crowley at March 03, 2016 12:05 PM (oKE6c)

577 What's the point of doing a speech where you release what you are going to say ahead of time?
Posted by: WOPR

Feel out the response and/or coordinate the background chatter of the Geek chorus.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 03, 2016 12:05 PM (326rv)

578 >>> Well at the very least, Trumps twitter feed will be fun to read. Posted by: spypeach at March 03, 2016 11:51 AM (nyYhO)

Mitt's a great guy but low energy, he's a loser, etc. It will be fun!

I don't know why the GOPe thinks these attacks will work, they always just make Trump stronger. Party of stoopid.

Posted by: LizLem at March 03, 2016 12:05 PM (hvf9s)

579 "Mittens just called TFG a statesman who worked for the cause of freedom? Worked to defeat the enemies of freedom?"


Gloves off, Morons. This is war.

He has done everything he can to weaken this country, yet Mitt Romney calls him a "statesman." Hogwash. He has done nothing to defeat the enemies of freedom except bow and roll over and let them gain access to destroying our freedom. What a gob of fecalith.

May fleas infest your underwear, Mitt,and cause a permanent rotting mass of agony, as sheets of skin fall off and your hind quarters, forevermore, be raw, oozy and smelly. To the point people run from you and you have to hide in one of your mansions, a spent, smelly, olde has-been.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 03, 2016 12:05 PM (wAMRL)

580 Poppin Fresh sporting a crescent roll.....


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 03, 2016 12:05 PM (kdS6q)


*reaches for brain bleach*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 12:06 PM (FsuaD)

581 Would ANY DEMOCRAT pull this shit?

That, right there, is proof, Romney would rather see Clinton in the White House.

Posted by: franksalterego at March 03, 2016 12:06 PM (Cd+Fa)

582 580 "Mittens just called TFG a statesman who worked for the cause of freedom? Worked to defeat the enemies of freedom?"


Not really...

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 12:06 PM (/dSsq)

583 If Cruz was walking away with it Mitt would have done the same. He's still pissed that Jeb got his ass handed to him. He and Rove need to just go away

Posted by: owlpellets at March 03, 2016 12:06 PM (YvTdG)

584 566
See, if Mitt had come out and endorsed Cruz that would be a righteous thing to do.
But they can't even bring themselves to do that.
They are such naifs.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 12:04 PM (Xo1Rt)

This is a great point. Mitt was marched out on behest of the GOPe to try and appeal to base to wake up, fall in line and listen to our "betters".
But since Mario Rube is on the ropes - can't ask people to back him, can they?We all know they will only grudgingly stand behind Cruz.So instead we get browbeaten again by one of the establishment types (where the problem really is).

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 03, 2016 12:07 PM (jxbfJ)

585 GOPe has the sharp political instincts of a kitchen whisk

Hey now...at least I'm useful.

Posted by: The Kitchen Whisk at March 03, 2016 12:07 PM (NF2Bf)

586 552 Let's not rewrite history here. Mitt put the fear of God into the left after he beat down TFG at the first debate, so much so that the media actively ambushed him in the second debate.


The media then spent the last months of the campaign touting Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock as his running mates.

Posted by: fightwinger at March 03, 2016 12:07 PM (sQQU0)

587 This Just In:

John Roberts pisses on the State's claims to roll back Fed EPA rules on power plants.

Thanks, W!

Posted by: Azathoth at March 03, 2016 12:07 PM (t+oGz)

588 Poppin Fresh sporting a crescent roll.....


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 03, 2016 12:05 PM (kdS6q)

*reaches for brain bleach*

Posted by: Jane D'oh




At least he was "sporting" one and not "popping" one.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2016 12:07 PM (SvnHQ)

589 >>>"Why Mitt Romney"?
Because Richard Nixon is dead?<<<

Because John McCain is too fucking senile.

Posted by: Fritz at March 03, 2016 12:07 PM (UzPAd)

590

Rush hitting right out of the gate.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 12:07 PM (qCMvj)

591 I didn't realize until today that it was Mitt Romney.
Rubio is a pimp. He cannot out fight The Donald. It has been Romney all along.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 03, 2016 12:08 PM (ej1L0)

592 I think I just ovulated.

Posted by: Ed Morrisey at March 03, 2016 12:08 PM (kTF2Z)

593 Mitt will vote for Hillary.

Fuck you Mitt.

Loved your attacks on Obama in 2012.

Posted by: Valiant at March 03, 2016 12:08 PM (2bqlb)

594 Anyone else feel like the Romney presser was timed so Rush can talk bout it first thing on his show? lol.

Right out of the gate Rush says it proves the GOPe is completely out of touch with that's going on.

Posted by: LizLem at March 03, 2016 12:08 PM (hvf9s)

595 This Just In:

John Roberts pisses on the State's claims to roll back Fed EPA rules on power plants.

Thanks, W!



How many divisions does the SC have?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2016 12:08 PM (SvnHQ)

596
John Kasich

Well said, @MittRomney. -John

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 03, 2016 12:08 PM (kdS6q)

597
The Dapper Don can now openly and honestly announce that he is the true outsider because he's been attacked by Hillary Clinton and the GOP 2012 presidential nominee.

It will be Donald Trump - I'm the only candidate fighting for YOU! from now until inauguration day.

Posted by: mrp at March 03, 2016 12:08 PM (JBggj)

598 Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 03, 2016 12:04 PM (PFy0L)

Having endured almost 60 years worth of elections, I can tell you that it's never happened.

The Party dissing their leading candidate in the middle of the primaries.

Sure they had some brokered conventions in 'the old days' but still that was behind the scenes and they didn't come out and call the candidates anti-american assholes and their supporters idiots.

As ye sow, so shall ye reap.

And the GOPe has sowed a bunch of lies and bullshit.

Guess what they're in store for?

Manure meet fan.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 12:09 PM (Xo1Rt)

599 You go home now, Mitt. You been here four years.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 03, 2016 12:09 PM (gyKtp)

600 Trump could really turn this in his favor if he plays it right.

Posted by: eleven at March 03, 2016 12:09 PM (qUNWi)

601 >>See, if Mitt had come out and endorsed Cruz that would be a righteous thing to do. But they can't even bring themselves to do that.


Yeah, why didn't he do that?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 03, 2016 12:09 PM (NOIQH)

602 Outnumbered is having a field day with Mittens.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 12:09 PM (FsuaD)

603 From little acorns grow yuuuuuge oaks....



That's what she said!

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 03, 2016 12:09 PM (JO9+V)

604 Trump could really turn this in his favor if he plays it right.

He should ask to meet with him.. Make Him say this crap to His face...

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 12:10 PM (/dSsq)

605


And the point is the same people bashing Trump, tried to destroy Cruz and now wonder why there is no alternative to Trump.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 12:03 PM (mw8Dm)

THIS. I agree with (mostly). The GOPe and the press is still acting like Cruz doesn't exist because they hate him so much. Almost every new site I went to yesterday morning except for Drudge had headlines that named Trump and Dondi but ghosted Cruz (even though Cruz is in second with between 50 and 90 fewer delegates than Trump).


There is however still a very strong alternative to Trump who actually holds the values we say we support who still has a very strong chance of prevailing.


Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 12:10 PM (OrI3J)

606 Kasich needs to go to Cleveland and do a steamer.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 03, 2016 12:10 PM (mBYZv)

607

Rush just reiterated my point: why isn't the GOPe bashing TFP instead of Trump?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 03, 2016 12:11 PM (LUgeY)

608 John Kasich

Well said, @MittRomney. -John
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 03, 2016 12:08 PM (kdS6q)

And that is why Kasich has all of 12 delegates. I'm going to laugh hysterically when he loses Ohio.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 03, 2016 12:11 PM (dErES)

609 602 >>See, if Mitt had come out and endorsed Cruz that would be a righteous thing to do. But they can't even bring themselves to do that.


Yeah, why didn't he do that?

Like I said.... Rubio... They are still holding out hope for Him... Mark My words....

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 12:11 PM (/dSsq)

610 "Mittens just called TFG a statesman who worked for the cause of freedom?

"I would offer a rebuttal, but I'm busy trying to stop the other women here from killing themselves.

I hear footsteps...they're coming back."

Posted by: Yazidi women being held as slaves at March 03, 2016 12:11 PM (326rv)

611 So, this is like some GOPe 12th dimensional chess reverse psychology type shit, right?

It was so bad, all it's more likely to push more people to defend Teh Donald... which is exactly what they want because they think he'd be better to deal with than someone they absolutely haaaaate (like Cruz). Brilliant!!!

Posted by: guy in a tinfoill tuque at March 03, 2016 12:12 PM (H9MG5)

612 The arrow still points to Trump/Cruz as the ticket.

The harder the gope pushes the stronger Trump becomes.

Excellent.

Posted by: eman at March 03, 2016 12:12 PM (Ahbpx)

613 519 Was it WHAM?
Posted by: Dirty Randy at March 03, 2016 11:57 AM (jjaLl)

If you're GOPe, Obama, Clinton, or any other member in the statist club then yes. I will be voting for Cruz on my primary March 15th, but this was pathetic. The democrats would never do this to one of their candidates, even if candidate was reincarnated Josef Stalin.

Posted by: Serenity Now! at March 03, 2016 12:12 PM (BDZWU)

614 Shorter Mitt Romney: Rubio, Rubio where for art thou Rubio?


Except 12 year old Juliet was braver than Mitt and said plainly what she wanted.

Posted by: MTF at March 03, 2016 12:12 PM (TxJGV)

615 *Writes in diary*

Mrs. Mitt Romney

*Swoon* *Sigh*

Posted by: Hugh Hewitt at March 03, 2016 12:12 PM (zt+N6)

616
Massachusetts Republican primary

2016 Trump 311,313 votes

2012 Romney 266,313 votes

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 03, 2016 12:12 PM (kdS6q)

617 Save your best snark for when ace blogs about this event in a couple of hours.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 03, 2016 12:12 PM (gyKtp)

618 582 The Democrats are disciplined enough to not nominate someone who was basically a Republican until four years ago. Hard to compare, but they would probably not nominate a Trump-equivalent (General Petraeus?) without their own fair share of screaming.

Posted by: fightwinger at March 03, 2016 12:13 PM (sQQU0)

619 Statesman? Statesman??

WTF?

Posted by: Weasel at March 03, 2016 12:13 PM (6xtq3)

620 A masterful performance Mitt! Those disaffected rubes infatuated with Trump are sure to vote the proper way now!

Posted by: GOPe at March 03, 2016 12:13 PM (NF2Bf)

621 And the vitriol in Mitt's speech ought to end speculation that Trump is some sort of GOPe plant.

Posted by: mrp at March 03, 2016 12:13 PM (JBggj)

622
And you are probably raping the koala in front of your intended audience.

Whatever. I just need a break.

Posted by: The Chicken at March 03, 2016 12:14 PM (X6fMO)

623 "Why is it okay for Trump to bash everyone all the time, but the minute he gets bashed by someone, it's bad form? "
Posted by: spypeach at March 03, 2016 11:46 AM (nyYhO)
----------------------
Agree with your point with this exception:

I cannot bear to have the Reagan rule violated with leftist, dishonest talking points. One case in point was the vile Code Pink crap Trump tossed around in SC.
Another is trying to stick the KKK stain on Trumpsters.

I can't stand Trump but this is disgusting in its support of the the Left's slanderous narrative against ALL opponents.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 03, 2016 12:14 PM (T/5A0)

624 622 And the vitriol in Mitt's speech ought to end speculation that Trump is some sort of GOPe plant.



No, the speculation is that He is a Dem. plant...

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 12:14 PM (/dSsq)

625
Full transcript:

http://tinyurl.com/h9afcpl

Release the hounds!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 03, 2016 12:14 PM (kdS6q)

626 The crew on Outnumbered is ripping Mittens to shreds.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 12:14 PM (FsuaD)

627 >>John Kasich



Well said, @MittRomney. -John

Like the younger sibling who stands behind mom and makes faces as she reprimands the older sibling.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 03, 2016 12:14 PM (NOIQH)

628 Save your best snark for when ace blogs about this event in a couple of hours #twoweeks. FIFY

Posted by: Unless there's a movie to review at March 03, 2016 12:15 PM (9eYoy)

629 Hey Mitt, thanks a lot for giving us Obama. Loser.

Posted by: wth at March 03, 2016 12:15 PM (HgMAr)

630

Rush destroying Romney's credibility to speak on Trump.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 12:15 PM (qCMvj)

631 606


And the point is the same people bashing Trump, tried to destroy Cruz and now wonder why there is no alternative to Trump.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 12:03 PM (mw8Dm)

THIS. I agree with (mostly). The GOPe and the press is still acting like Cruz doesn't exist because they hate him so much. Almost every new site I went to yesterday morning except for Drudge had headlines that named Trump and Dondi but ghosted Cruz (even though Cruz is in second with between 50 and 90 fewer delegates than Trump).


There is however still a very strong alternative to Trump who actually holds the values we say we support who still has a very strong chance of prevailing.


Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 12:10 PM (OrI3J)


Sorry, but Cruz thinks this is 1980.

His model is no longer enough.

It is way too late.

Posted by: eman at March 03, 2016 12:15 PM (Ahbpx)

632 Christie press conf 1pm ET
Trump press conf 115 ET

Posted by: Baldy at March 03, 2016 12:15 PM (1SCTq)

633 Trump has a huge opportunity today.

Do not rise to the bait Trump, and instead applaud Romney's past accomplishments (stay with me, its rhetorical) and say that when the primary process is over you will hope to have earned Mitt's support, just as he earned your support in the last election.

Posted by: MTF at March 03, 2016 12:15 PM (TxJGV)

634 Trump could really turn this in his favor if he plays it right.
Posted by: eleven

Yupper. By shutting up and letting our Betters talk.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 03, 2016 12:15 PM (326rv)

635 I'm still trying to figure out what the GOPe was trying to accomplish here.

Well, besides looking like petulant crybabies.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 03, 2016 12:15 PM (eytER)

636 The truth hurts?
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 03, 2016 11:58 AM (so+oy)
________________________


No, because you don't persuade anybody -- even people you think are stupid, gullible rubes -- by insulting them. It puts them in a defensive position, and makes them much less inclined to listen to your substantive arguments.



Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 03, 2016 12:16 PM (df5V4)

637 Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 12:10 PM (/dSsq)

You don't know Romney if you think he's a physical pussy.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 03, 2016 12:16 PM (UGLi1)

638 Why Mitt Romney"?



Because Richard Nixon is dead?
--
I am insulted!

Posted by: zombie Richard Nixon at March 03, 2016 12:16 PM (7FH+T)

639 633 Christie press conf 1pm ET
Trump press conf 115 ET


Crispy Cream? Why?

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 12:16 PM (/dSsq)

640 No way in hail was I going to watch Mitt. He could have done the cancan with red petticoats, while singing "Oklahoma" at the top of his wee lungs, and I might have tuned in. No way was I going to watch, give his stale arse the view. So thanks for watching the phony statesman. Loser. Thought, initially, he lost with some grace and character. NOT. Sore loser, still, to this day.

He is the Un-Reagan to do this. Sure, they all swap crap against each other in primaries. But, if memory serves, this phony was "above" all that.

President Bush has had the good sense to not criticize Baroque...unlike Carter, I believe, who has always popped up like a gopher to yap about how he would have done something. Romney is now our Carter, but Jimmah won, at least, one term. Romney is a big loser-pants. Forevermore.

I hope the GOPe reaps the rewards of this pathetic charade. Bite moi.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 03, 2016 12:16 PM (wAMRL)

641 I do keep thinking back to the meeting of Cruz and Trump last summer.

And Cruz laid off Trump for a long time.

And even now, he's still not really brought the fight to Trump like Rubio or Kasich do/did.

I could easily be convinced that they formulated a game plan and that they are playing 3d chess doubles against the GOPe playing checkers singles.

Cause together they're beating their azzes.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 12:17 PM (Xo1Rt)

642
John Roberts pisses on the State's claims to roll back Fed EPA rules on power plants.

It's a tax.
A YUUUUUUUUUUUGE tax.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 03, 2016 12:17 PM (FkBIv)

643
Sorry, but Cruz thinks this is 1980.



His model is no longer enough.



It is way too late.
---
I really think the electorate as a whole in Let it Burn mode.

And Trump (and to a certain extent Sanders) is the Let it Burn candidate.


Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at March 03, 2016 12:17 PM (7FH+T)

644 I mean, this was so weak it really isn't worth roasting Romney over.

Posted by: MTF at March 03, 2016 12:17 PM (TxJGV)

645 Dammit! Missed the speech

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 12:17 PM (/D5Lf)

646 awww, Poor Mittens gets no love from the hoard.


Good.

Posted by: IP - even more judgemental today at March 03, 2016 12:17 PM (aQQbl)

647
"There is dark irony in his boasts of his sexual exploits during the Vietnam War while John McCain, whom he has mocked, was imprisoned and tortured."




"What was I doing while John McCain was imprisoned and tortured? I was in the South of France, dodging the draft on a religious exception, while I ate baguettes and got blow jobs from the locals. Why do you ask?"

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 03, 2016 12:17 PM (kdS6q)

648 Rush just can't quit Trump, it's like he has a crush on him. I haven't been able to listen to a complete Rush show in the last few months, I always have to turn it off, he should name it the Trump show. I don't think he necessarily thinks Trump should win, but Trump fascinates him.

Posted by: spypeach at March 03, 2016 12:17 PM (nyYhO)

649 640
633 Christie press conf 1pm ET

Trump press conf 115 ET





Crispy Cream? Why?

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 12:16 PM (/dSsq)


He wants to make up for that thousand yard stare he gave at Trump's presser.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 12:18 PM (FsuaD)

650 560 Trumps campaign surrogate is responding with a stern look.

Is it that creepy Woman? I haven't seen her lately...


Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 12:03 PM (/dSsq)
--------------------------------------------------

Margot Robbie

Posted by: MTF at March 03, 2016 12:18 PM (TxJGV)

651 See, if Mitt had come out and endorsed Cruz that
would be a righteous thing to do. But they can't even bring themselves
to do that.


Yeah, why didn't he do that?



Posted by: Lizzy at March 03, 2016 12:09 PM (NOIQH)

Cause they hate Cruz even more and are still holding hope that people will lose their long term memory and vote Dondi.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 12:19 PM (OrI3J)

652 Only Governor Romney can save America now.

Posted by: Pahtooonya at March 03, 2016 12:19 PM (oVJmc)

653 And Trump (and to a certain extent Sanders) is the Let it Burn candidate.

Sanders is more of the 'But I did all the right things so how did it all burn?' candidate.

Posted by: The Berning Times at March 03, 2016 12:19 PM (NF2Bf)

654 He wants to make up for that thousand yard stare he gave at Trump's presser.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 12:18 PM (FsuaD)

The memes going with that are hilarious.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 12:19 PM (LdVxD)

655 IMHO, Cruz is the true outsider and so I don't see that rumor as out of line.

And that is why Lindsay Graham said he would vote for Cruz over Trump. Cruz is no outsider and they would actually rather deal with him.

Posted by: notsothoreau at March 03, 2016 12:19 PM (5HBd1)

656 The night Mitt lost to TFG, I literally went to bed in tears.

Bastard.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 12:19 PM (FsuaD)

657

You don't know Romney if you think he's a physical pussy.


That's relevant, how, exactly? We already know he's a mental pussy and cannot stand up to TFP.

Romney is beyond useless, as is the GOPe.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 03, 2016 12:20 PM (LUgeY)

658
Mr. Trump is directing our anger for less than noble purposes. He creates scapegoats of Muslims and Mexican immigrants, he calls for the use of torture and for killing the innocent children and family members of terrorists.




That's our Mitt!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 03, 2016 12:20 PM (kdS6q)

659
634 Trump has a huge opportunity today.

Do not rise to the bait Trump, and instead applaud Romney's past accomplishments (stay with me, its rhetorical) and say that when the primary process is over you will hope to have earned Mitt's support, just as he earned your support in the last election.
Posted by: MTF at March 03, 2016 12:15 PM (TxJGV)

Wrong.

Trump has been throwing their shit right back in their faces and in doing so is winning like a boss.

Posted by: eman at March 03, 2016 12:20 PM (Ahbpx)

660

yeah, this was kind of a Feeler for Romney entering the race

Romney planted the "I'm not running crap" which is yedi mind trick politics. Put it out there, test the waters.

Results: Water is Cold! Water is Cold!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 12:20 PM (qCMvj)

661 Ow, my balls!

Posted by: BRomdo, the Thirst Mutilator at March 03, 2016 12:20 PM (9eYoy)

662 >>>"Why Mitt Romney"?
Because Richard Nixon is dead?

Because John McCain is too fucking senile.

Because Rubio's programmer only codes in a couple languages.

Posted by: Mittens probably at March 03, 2016 12:20 PM (1H9ox)

663 Sorry, but Cruz thinks this is 1980.

His model is no longer enough.

It is way too late.
Posted by: eman at March 03, 2016 12:15 PM (Ahbpx)

That's not the point. You don't like Cruz fine. Other do not like Trump, fine.

The point is the establishment is throwing a fit when their "Boy" isn't winning and essentially threatening us with Hillary and THAT is UNSAT!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 12:20 PM (mw8Dm)

664 657 The night Mitt lost to TFG, I literally went to bed in tears.

Bastard.

Me too, and woke up with an yuuuuge headache.... I drank a bottle of champagne...

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 12:20 PM (/dSsq)

665 The memes going with that are hilarious.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 12:19 PM (LdVxD)


"Clarice, do you hear the crying of the Christies?"

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 12:20 PM (FsuaD)

666 Its you guys who are elevating Romney. He has no more influence on the electorate than Christie or any other politician who is endorsing Trump. Romney gave his opinion just like the politicians will give theirs regard to Trump.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 03, 2016 12:21 PM (UGLi1)

667 .

Karl Rove, Romney, McConnell, Ryan GOPe statists show NO opposition to the Dems, the JEF.....but Trump, Trump!!, Trump!!! MUST BE STOPPED.

Posted by: Lower Class person whose opinions need to be guided at March 03, 2016 12:21 PM (3ZttN)

668 Trump stuck a fork in Mitt. By releasing his health insurance plan Trump changed the debate to Obamacare (Romneycare).

Posted by: scorecard at March 03, 2016 12:21 PM (jN+3o)

669 Hoooorde!

What are we yelling about today?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - In Florida at March 03, 2016 12:21 PM (gW5Vg)

670 Margot Robbie

Posted by: MTF at March 03, 2016 12:18 PM (TxJGV)

Huh?

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 12:21 PM (LdVxD)

671 Let me.guess.... Beating Trump is da.most Important thing evar, but not important enough to endorse Cruz?

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at March 03, 2016 12:21 PM (krCty)

672 We need to deport those damn Mormons.

Posted by: Donald's ear trumpet at March 03, 2016 12:22 PM (HgMAr)

673 656 IMHO, Cruz is the true outsider and so I don't see that rumor as out of line.

And that is why Lindsay Graham said he would vote for Cruz over Trump. Cruz is no outsider and they would actually rather deal with him.

Posted by: notsothoreau at March 03, 2016 12:19 PM (5HBd1)



Eh. I just think its that Cruz isn't unpredictable. They don't like what he wants to do (Actually do what he promises) but they know what it is. Trump you really don't know what he's going to want and that might change tomorrow.

Posted by: buzzion at March 03, 2016 12:22 PM (zt+N6)

674 Mr. Trump is directing our anger for less than noble purposes. He creates scapegoats of Muslims and Mexican immigrants, he calls for the use of torture and for killing the innocent children and family members of terrorists.



Failing to see the problem here.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2016 12:22 PM (SvnHQ)

675 Sooo. one wonders: was Mitt forced to do this? Due to the rumors of his, oh, I don't know, ghey? Orgies? Or is he so tone-deaf, like the rest of the GOPe, that he really thought people would watch, drooling, taking notes for their own propaganda against Trump?

Oh! Mitt said__________!!11!! We must do this! We must repeat like Norovirus.

I mean, if he had had a "unity" speech, I'd be, "Ok, I guess." But to read what he said is mind-boggling. The GOPe must really be deaf (not to offend the deaf) to not realize how UNPOPULAR they are right now, to have, in 2012, won Congress and done nothing. ugh. Need a nerve pill. Feel relapse of beetchy Hilz virus coming on...left eye going wonky, arse growing wider. What a freaking mess.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 03, 2016 12:22 PM (wAMRL)

676 I didn't go to bed in tears, Jane, but I felt pretty sick.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at March 03, 2016 12:22 PM (mDeJd)

677 "What was I doing while John McCain was imprisoned
and tortured? I was in the South of France, dodging the draft on a
religious exception, while I ate baguettes and got blow jobs from the
locals. Why do you ask?"


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 03, 2016 12:17 PM (kdS6q)

Was that Willard... That seems very un-mormon like

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 12:22 PM (OrI3J)

678 What are we yelling about today?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - In Florida at March 03, 2016 12:21 PM (gW5Vg)

Those damn clouds

*shakes fist

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 12:22 PM (LdVxD)

679 Ready for my turn, My Friendsh.

Posted by: John McCain, First Runner Up 2008 at March 03, 2016 12:22 PM (oVJmc)

680 Its you guys who are elevating Romney. He has no more influence on the electorate than Christie or any other politician who is endorsing Trump. Romney gave his opinion just like the politicians will give theirs regard to Trump.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 03, 2016 12:21 PM (UGLi1)


No one is elevating him. He is the flavor of the day today and he is a dick and we are discussing just how big a dick. That is all

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 12:22 PM (mw8Dm)

681 >>>Massachusetts Republican primary

2016 Trump 311,313 votes

2012 Romney 266,313 votes



Romney's 266,313 Mass, primary votes translated to 36.7% of the vote in Mass. that year in the general, which he lost to Obama.
Trump's paltry 155,000 more votes than Romney means nothing. You do the math.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 03, 2016 12:22 PM (UnJ7w)

682 Hoooorde!



What are we yelling about today?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - In Florida at March 03, 2016 12:21 PM (gW5Vg)

Apparently Mitt came out and endorsed Rush lyrics.

Posted by: IP - even more judgemental today at March 03, 2016 12:22 PM (aQQbl)

683 The democrats would never do this to one of their candidates, even if candidate was reincarnated Josef Stalin.

Posted by: Serenity Now! at March 03, 2016 12:12 PM (BDZWU)



Big difference, the GOPe has as much contempt for one not of their ruling class as they do for their voting base.

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 03, 2016 12:22 PM (wYnyS)

684 Trump pulls the wings off of flies. Baby flies.

Posted by: Mitt Mittowski at March 03, 2016 12:22 PM (FkBIv)

685 Hoooorde!

What are we yelling about today?
Posted by: BCochran1981



WHO KNOWS? But don't stop!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2016 12:22 PM (SvnHQ)

686 But since Mario Rube is on the ropes



He's not on the ropes. He's down, and the GOPe referee is now doing the mandatory 500 count, hoping he'll revive.

Posted by: Candy at March 03, 2016 12:23 PM (oKE6c)

687 Tepid Air Rapefugees are getting really tiresome. Lame.

Posted by: Eric Catmania at March 03, 2016 12:24 PM (9eYoy)

688 OT, but speaking of annoying pieces of crap.....

What the hell is sync.rhythmxchange and why is it trying to open something in my browser here at the HQ? It's making my browser lag.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 03, 2016 12:24 PM (PFy0L)

689 If Trump is smart, he'll let his proxies go on the attack. I'd imagine that's what Christie has in mind. All Trump has to do now is not take the bait.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 03, 2016 12:24 PM (kTF2Z)

690 634 Trump has a huge opportunity today.

Do not rise to the bait Trump, and instead applaud Romney's past accomplishments (stay with me, its rhetorical) and say that when the primary process is over you will hope to have earned Mitt's support, just as he earned your support in the last election.
Posted by: MTF at March 03, 2016 12:15 PM (TxJGV)

Why in the name of magic underwear would he do that? To win the establishment vote over? To bring Rubio supporters to his side? To maybe gain the endorsement of John McCain.
No way in fuck he does or should do that. Unless he follows it with a blistering nuke of a response burying that feeble robotron, and the GOP, along with it.
And then, preferably, endorses Cruz for president.

Posted by: ajmojo at March 03, 2016 12:24 PM (1H9ox)

691 Is Vic around this thread?

Can someone tell me is this how the implosion of the Whig party happened. Had popcorn been invented yet? And if not, how the hell did they get through it without said popped corn?

So many questions.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at March 03, 2016 12:24 PM (AJeMv)

692 I just think it was bad form to do this at all, but especially on the day of a debate....

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 12:24 PM (/dSsq)

693 Was that Willard... That seems very un-mormon like

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 12:22 PM (OrI3J)


What doesn't happen in Salt Lake City, doesn't happen!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 03, 2016 12:24 PM (wYnyS)

694 The night Mitt lost to TFG, I literally went to bed in tears.

Bastard.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 12:19 PM (FsuaD)


I think I was watching Bill Whittle live. He had a meltdown, and I along with him.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 12:24 PM (qCMvj)

695 >>> awww, Poor Mittens gets no love from the hoard.

Romney was the first pres candidate I was excited to vote FOR. I wanted him to turn the country around with his proven track record of doing just that.

Then he lost the election and broke my heart. Then he started muddling in Utah politics by trying to help evict Mike Lee, possibly so one of his sons could take the spot. Now he is breaking Reagan's 11th commandment, and for what?

Furious with him today.

Posted by: LizLem at March 03, 2016 12:24 PM (hvf9s)

696 I really expected more 'Trump's Mama So Fat' jokes.

-1

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 03, 2016 12:25 PM (oVJmc)

697
Jonah Goldberg

Watched Romney speech on plane. I thought it was the best Romney I've ever seen. And I obviously agree with him. Will it work? I dunno.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 03, 2016 12:25 PM (kdS6q)

698 Trump fascinates him.

Posted by: spypeach at March 03, 2016 12:17 PM (nyYhO)

Trump is doing for politics what Rush did for Radio.

And like any human, he's flattered and enthralled by the image.

He see's himself where Trump is and says "I could have done that and I'd have done it just like that".

Not saying that Rush was a crypto liberal but he is crypto establishment. Just not THIS establishment. Rush is the remnants of Reagan. Like a Sybil channeling Ronaldus Magnus.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 12:25 PM (Xo1Rt)

699 What the hell is sync.rhythmxchange and why is it trying to open something in my browser here at the HQ? It's making my browser lag.

Why hello there handsome!

Posted by: Hungarian Midget Porn at March 03, 2016 12:25 PM (NF2Bf)

700 Mittens just called TFG a statesman who worked for the cause of freedom? Worked to defeat the enemies of freedom?

How stupid is this guy? I almost feel bad about relocating that guy I released from Gitmo in his neighborhood... almost...

Posted by: Barry Soetoro at March 03, 2016 12:25 PM (12kBq)

701
Apparently Mitt came out and endorsed Rush lyrics.
Posted by: IP - even more judgemental today


Trump is just too lofty and he grabs up all the light.

Posted by: Mario at March 03, 2016 12:25 PM (FkBIv)

702 Water is effing freezing.

Posted by: Seems legit at March 03, 2016 12:25 PM (xEZkG)

703 657 The night Mitt lost to TFG, I literally went to bed in tears.


Same. Along with an overwhelming sense of no hope for our country.

Posted by: Adrienne at March 03, 2016 12:25 PM (lVcuh)

704 Those damn clouds

*shakes fist
Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 12:22 PM (LdVxD)


*joins you in shaking fist*


WHO KNOWS? But don't stop!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2016 12:22 PM (SvnHQ)



*LOUD NOISES*

Posted by: BCochran1981 - In Florida at March 03, 2016 12:25 PM (gW5Vg)

705 So it looks like Mitt raped the koala? Is that the euphemism?

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 03, 2016 12:25 PM (mBYZv)

706 Me too, and woke up with an yuuuuge headache.... I drank a bottle of champagne...
Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 12:20 PM (/dSsq)

Yup...woke up the next day and as I traveled about I looked at my fellow Americans with disgust and shame. Still do.

Thanks Mitt!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 03, 2016 12:25 PM (ej1L0)

707 Love it.

Romney threw the empty GOP gun at the Trump Monster.

It's almost over.

Posted by: Bigby's Fistful of Dice at March 03, 2016 12:26 PM (D7YTP)

708 Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 03, 2016 12:20 PM (LUgeY)

It's relevant to her post.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 03, 2016 12:26 PM (UGLi1)

709 630 Now witness the tired power of this fully lame and oppositional tattered loser.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 03, 2016 12:26 PM (gyKtp)

710 If Trump is smart, he'll let his proxies go on the attack. I'd imagine that's what Christie has in mind. All Trump has to do now is not take the bait.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 03, 2016 12:24 PM (kTF2Z)


he simply needs to point out and quote Romney to display bullying, trash-talking and attacks

it would be the same as him doing to them, but highlighting the absolute hypocrisy

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 12:26 PM (qCMvj)

711 I voted for Romney, reluctantly, and for the sole purpose of keeping Obama out.

Looks like Romney is too small to extend the same fucking courtesy to the base.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 03, 2016 12:26 PM (PFy0L)

712 And that is why Lindsay Graham said he would vote for Cruz over Trump. Cruz is no outsider and they would actually rather deal with him.



Cruz negotiates and deals like they do.
Trump? ..........

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2016 12:26 PM (SvnHQ)

713 Romney's 266,313 Mass, primary votes translated to 36.7% of the vote in Mass. that year in the general, which he lost to Obama.
Trump's paltry 155,000 more votes than Romney means nothing. You do the math.
Posted by: Arson Wells at March 03, 2016 12:22 PM (UnJ7w)

Yep, a million dems voted while ~500,000 republicans voted, over a quarter million of them for Trump.

About as meaningful as Romney's speech just now.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 12:26 PM (xuouz)

714 And that is why Lindsay Graham said he would vote for Cruz over
Trump. Cruz is no outsider and they would actually rather deal with him.



Posted by: notsothoreau at March 03, 2016 12:19 PM (5HBd1)


THAT'S not believable after the murder "jokes".

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 12:26 PM (OrI3J)

715

I wish I had cookies.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 12:26 PM (qCMvj)

716 665 657 The night Mitt lost to TFG, I literally went to bed in tears.

Bastard.

Me too, and woke up with an yuuuuge headache.... I drank a bottle of champagne...

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 12:20 PM (/dSsq)

Ha! I did too - I had bought the champagne because hey, the polls are "skewed!" Good thing I always take the day after election day off - I figure I'll either be hung over and miserable or hung over and wanting to gloat. Most of time it's misery.

Mitt is making me feel like a chump.

I'm sure he's doing this because the GOPe will make him the nominee in a brokered convention.

Damn them. Damn them all to hell.


Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 03, 2016 12:26 PM (u0lmX)

717 Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at March 03, 2016 12:24 PM (AJeMv)

The Whigs tried to ignore the abolitionist movement.

oopsy.

They got tsunamied.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 12:26 PM (Xo1Rt)

718 690 If Trump is smart, he'll let his proxies go on the attack. I'd imagine that's what Christie has in mind. All Trump has to do now is not take the bait.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 03, 2016 12:24 PM (kTF2Z)




Trump could crush Mitt with one word: "Who?"

Posted by: Candy at March 03, 2016 12:27 PM (oKE6c)

719 I voted for Romney, reluctantly, and for the sole purpose of keeping Obama out.

Looks like Romney is too small to extend the same fucking courtesy to the base.
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 03, 2016 12:26 PM (PFy0L)


Amen

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 12:27 PM (mw8Dm)

720 Doesn't Mitt have a car elevator to play with? Go away, loser.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 12:27 PM (FsuaD)

721 Sock off.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 03, 2016 12:27 PM (oKE6c)

722 592 I didn't realize until today that it was Mitt Romney.
Rubio is a pimp. He cannot out fight The Donald. It has been Romney all along.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 03, 2016 12:08 PM (ej1L0)



Yes, I'll be stealing this.

Posted by: jwest at March 03, 2016 12:28 PM (Zs4uk)

723 I believe that I just watched the Republican Party commit suicide on live TV. What was that guy Bud whatever? Like that.

Romney is a party man, no way he did that without the approval of powers that be.

He just made all of Hillary's commercials for her in the fall. "Look, even his own Party thinks these bad things about him!"

He just lit into the Party front runner, castigated Republican voters, and got on record defending Muslim terrorists from Trump.

Wow.

Posted by: blaster at March 03, 2016 12:28 PM (2Ocf1)

724 Seeing no alternative, John Kasich reluctantly emerges in a giant Mecha to take on the marauding Trumpzilla.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 03, 2016 12:28 PM (oVJmc)

725 Yep, a million dems voted while ~500,000 republicans voted, over a quarter million of them for Trump.



About as meaningful as Romney's speech just now.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 12:26 PM (xuouz)

coughCrossoverSabotagecough

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 12:28 PM (OrI3J)

726 The hell with it, I'll post it here too.

All the crybullies whining about their delicate feefees only have themselves to blame for the Trump ascendancy: http://archive.is/uttON

Posted by: Saber Alter at March 03, 2016 12:28 PM (LSf1v)

727 So, if Trump becomes the nominee, GOPe is fine with this speech being out there for Hillary to use against him?
Seems like the GOPe is using baboons in their strategy office.

Posted by: freedomfirst at March 03, 2016 12:28 PM (ceoOP)

728 @657...me, too, Jane. And then I met the phony a year and a half later. I was blown away to meet this "statesman."

Now I could harf. All you people who told me so, you were right. Spank me now. Here is my bottom.

Please, please, let Mitt cross my path again. Please. I want to tell him, to his face, that he disgusts me and is a phony (then I get hauled away?). I will refrain from spitting. pfft. And will say this in the most drippy honey accent I can manage. What a huge disappointment on top of Hilz Virus remnants.

I hate everyone today (well, except family, select friends, and, of course, Morons). xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 03, 2016 12:28 PM (wAMRL)

729 /delurks to place a sign

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
Come Whig Out With Us


/re-lurks

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at March 03, 2016 12:28 PM (9krrF)

730 On the bright side: The GOPe and the MSM have dropped their masks.

Posted by: Fritz at March 03, 2016 12:29 PM (UzPAd)

731 Hmmm now. I did not know that AoHHQ was a pr0n blog. This painting does wonders for my 'morning wood', if you know what I mean.

Hmmmmmm... Yes, I am feeling quite hasty now. Be right back.

Posted by: Treebeard at March 03, 2016 12:29 PM (vmzNL)

732 Sorry, but Cruz thinks this is 1980.

It is 1980 all over again.
* Failed Dem Pres
* Economy destroyed
* Military stripped
* America's repuation sullied
* Iran a major bad actor
* Russia emboldened
* GOPe calls the conservative candidate extreme

Posted by: db at March 03, 2016 12:29 PM (1efdY)

733
664 Sorry, but Cruz thinks this is 1980.

His model is no longer enough.

It is way too late.
Posted by: eman at March 03, 2016 12:15 PM (Ahbpx)

That's not the point. You don't like Cruz fine. Other do not like Trump, fine.

The point is the establishment is throwing a fit when their "Boy" isn't winning and essentially threatening us with Hillary and THAT is UNSAT!
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 12:20 PM (mw8Dm)

I do like Cruz. I just like Trump more.

Yeah, it is clear the gope is goping like it's on crack, but for me the fact Cruz is a true-blue Conservative is exactly what puts him in second place.

The medicine Cruz is selling is too weak to do any good.

Who here is surprised the gope is doing these things?

It was all predicted last year. The gope wants the System to remain untouched. They want that more than they want to win.



Posted by: eman at March 03, 2016 12:29 PM (Ahbpx)

734 Jonah Goldberg's lost his friggin' mind and I don't believe he'll recover.

Same with a lot of pundits of the right.

Even if Trump loses, they're dead to me.

I will do the opposite of whatever they recommend knowing I'm choosing a better path.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 12:29 PM (Xo1Rt)

735 728 So, if Trump becomes the nominee, GOPe is fine with this speech being out there for Hillary to use against him?
Seems like the GOPe is using baboons in their strategy office.
Posted by: freedomfirst at March 03, 2016 12:28 PM (ceoOP)

There's no strategy. They don't know what's happening to them and they're trying everything to stop it. I'm a Cruz guy but if The Donald makes these guys piss their underoos then he has to have something going for him.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 03, 2016 12:30 PM (mBYZv)

736
Romney threw the empty GOP gun at the Trump Monster.


good one.

Posted by: eleven at March 03, 2016 12:30 PM (qUNWi)

737 Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 12:16 PM (/dSsq) - I am not sure, but have read Christie has lost support due to Trump

Posted by: Baldy at March 03, 2016 12:30 PM (1SCTq)

738 681 Yes. You said it... Romney just made himself a dick...a YUGE!!!! dick.

Posted by: Lower Class person whose opinions need to be guided at March 03, 2016 12:30 PM (3ZttN)

739 Seeing no alternative, John Kasich reluctantly emerges in a giant Mecha to take on the marauding Trumpzilla.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 03, 2016 12:28 PM (oVJmc)

LOL... he does have real karate chop action hands

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 12:30 PM (OrI3J)

740 Spank me now. Here is my bottom.

*forms line*

Posted by: The Horde at March 03, 2016 12:31 PM (NF2Bf)

741 728 I would think the idea is to prevent Trump from being the nominee.


New times ("low-energy", "little Marco", "pedophile", "little hands") call for new measures, do they not?

Posted by: fightwinger at March 03, 2016 12:31 PM (sQQU0)

742 We've gotta protect our phony boloney jobs!

Posted by: Gov. William J. Lepetomane at March 03, 2016 12:31 PM (9eYoy)

743 *line turns into Battle Royale*

Posted by: The Horde at March 03, 2016 12:31 PM (NF2Bf)

744 >>THE REPUBLICAN PARTY

Come Whig Out With Us



*golf clap*

Posted by: Lizzy at March 03, 2016 12:31 PM (NOIQH)

745 But even in 1980, the RNC didn't actively try to knock down the leading candidate.

Certain operatives made some outrageous comments about Reagan but the party itself stayed out of it in public.

This makes the GOP look just as stupid as it's always been assumed.

They could not have done anything worse than what they just did and will attempt to do in August.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 12:32 PM (Xo1Rt)

746 @723...I am telling you, in January 2014 he was flying to Floriduh to meet with big donors. He told me. Things were in the works then, but probably for !jeb! Rubio was second string, maybe VP. But they all work at the puppet strings of the GOPe, the donors, and their Mitt.

They are not one bit different from the Dems. Again, have been hearing this for eight years, in denial, but understand this today. Here, spank me again. xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 03, 2016 12:32 PM (wAMRL)

747 Posted by: db at March 03, 2016 12:29 PM (1efdY)- The electorate is MUCH more liberal than in 1980.

Posted by: Baldy at March 03, 2016 12:32 PM (1SCTq)

748 I can just see the comments in 2017. Romney is why Trump lost!!

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 03, 2016 12:32 PM (UGLi1)

749 This is utterly amazing. I've never seen anything like this in my lifetime.

They really want blood in the streets.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 03, 2016 12:32 PM (2PHKP)

750
733 Sorry, but Cruz thinks this is 1980.

It is 1980 all over again.
* Failed Dem Pres
* Economy destroyed
* Military stripped
* America's repuation sullied
* Iran a major bad actor
* Russia emboldened
* GOPe calls the conservative candidate extreme
Posted by: db at March 03, 2016 12:29 PM (1efdY)

Add in 35 years of gope betrayal and $20 trillion dollars of debt and 30 million tresspassers and you will see how much this is not 1980.

Posted by: eman at March 03, 2016 12:32 PM (Ahbpx)

751 Romney signaling a Broken Arrow on the GOPe position. Send all fire support on that position. Send everything in. Unleash hell.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 03, 2016 12:32 PM (JO9+V)

752 Romney gave his opinion


He did just a bit more than that , Joe.


C'mon now.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 03, 2016 12:32 PM (FOny+)

753 I sure hope there are challengers to every incumbent on the ballot. THEY ALL NEED TO GO!

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at March 03, 2016 12:32 PM (AJeMv)

754 Trump stuck a fork in Mitt. By releasing his health insurance plan Trump changed the debate to Obamacare (Romneycare).
Posted by: scorecard at March 03, 2016 12:21 PM (jN+3o)


Lucky timing or brilliant.
Either way, he can talk about this today like a badge.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 12:32 PM (qCMvj)

755 There's no strategy. They don't know what's
happening to them and they're trying everything to stop it. I'm a Cruz
guy but if The Donald makes these guys piss their underoos then he has
to have something going for him.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 03, 2016 12:30 PM (mBYZv)


The supposed enemy of our enemy is usually not our friend (see also: Iran supposedly vs. ISIS)

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 12:32 PM (OrI3J)

756 By the time ace wakes up Imonna be all worn out.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 12:33 PM (FsuaD)

757
Now I could harf. All you people who told me so, you were right. Spank me now. Here is my bottom.



Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 03, 2016 12:28 PM (wAMRL)

Uh, you're saying this in the presence of MORONS?

You won't be able to sit for a week!

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 03, 2016 12:33 PM (u0lmX)

758 592 I didn't realize until today that it was Mitt Romney.
Rubio is a pimp. He cannot out fight The Donald. It has been Romney all along.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 03, 2016 12:08 PM (ej1L0)
Yes, I'll be stealing this.
Posted by: jwest at March 03, 2016 12:28 PM (Zs4uk)

Yup....Abe Vigoda is up in heaven having a good chuckle too.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 03, 2016 12:33 PM (ej1L0)

759 Now he is breaking Reagan's 11th commandment, and for what?

Reagan's 11th Commandment was shattered long ago, what a stupid reason to oppose what Mitt said

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 03, 2016 12:33 PM (lVU49)

760 So no twitter reply from Trump?

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 12:34 PM (/dSsq)

761 >>> The Whigs tried to ignore the abolitionist movement.oopsy.
They got tsunamied.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 12:26 PM (Xo1Rt)

I don't mind this at all, but that means we need a possible Lincoln in the wings to take over and be part of the new movement.

Do we?

Posted by: LizLem at March 03, 2016 12:34 PM (hvf9s)

762 I think if you criticize Trump in a hysterical fashion, you weaken your case against him.

Posted by: Max Power at March 03, 2016 12:34 PM (QCc6B)

763 698-- And that sort of shit a la Goldberg, is why my divorce from the GOPe became final. That sort of shit is why I'm as enthused about Cruz and Trump as a rabid monkey humping a football. There's no either/ or Cruz / Trump dichotomy for me. They both excellently serve the purpose of bringing down the failed Party. Then we can get about the business of rebuilding this place.

Posted by: kraken at March 03, 2016 12:34 PM (sdxPm)

764 It is 1980 all over again.
* Failed Dem Pres
* Economy destroyed
* Military stripped
* America's repuation sullied
* Iran a major bad actor
* Russia emboldened
* GOPe calls the conservative candidate extreme
---
And I just bought a TransAm. With T-tops.

Posted by: ajmojo at March 03, 2016 12:34 PM (1H9ox)

765 708 Love it.

Romney threw the empty GOP gun at the Trump Monster.

It's almost over.
Posted by: Bigby's Fistful of Dice at March 03, 2016 12:26 PM (D7YTP)


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


Ha! Yes! Very good way of expressing it.

Posted by: Soona at March 03, 2016 12:34 PM (Fmupd)

766 One good thing about Romney's speech....

The GOPe geniuses went ahead with it when the big story of the day was that Hillary's IT guy got immunity.

We certainly wouldn't want that being broadcast all day.

Yeah, none of the GOP brain trust went to Trump University.

Posted by: jwest at March 03, 2016 12:35 PM (Zs4uk)

767 750 This is utterly amazing. I've never seen anything like this in my lifetime.

They really want blood in the streets.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 03, 2016 12:32 PM (2PHKP)

They don't understand. Everything is different in DC. It all looked like business as usual and then these unwashed masses in the base go and start voting for Trump. That's not the DC Way and they don't know what to do.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 03, 2016 12:35 PM (mBYZv)

768 Trump stuck a fork in Mitt. By releasing his health insurance plan Trump changed the debate to Obamacare (Romneycare).

Posted by: scorecard at March 03, 2016 12:21 PM (jN+3o)



Unless you are a completely credulous human being, Trumps released plan is not believable in light of ALL of his recent statement praising the individual mandate and universal taxpayer funded coverage.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 12:35 PM (OrI3J)

769 750
This is utterly amazing. I've never seen anything like this in my lifetime.

They really want blood in the streets.


Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 03, 2016 12:32 PM (2PHKP)


I believe these are the "interesting times" of the Chinese curse.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 12:35 PM (FsuaD)

770 Yes! Rush played some delicious audio soundbites of Romney slobbering all over Trump's knob after Trump endorsed him in 2012.

This will not reflect well on Mittens.

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 03, 2016 12:35 PM (vmzNL)

771 Yes, the top men of the GOPe are strategic geniuses. They just let Trump know how Rube will attack tonight, giving him hours to prep. Brilliant!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 03, 2016 12:35 PM (kTF2Z)

772 I'm too lazy to google reagan's 11th commandment....

Posted by: Draki at March 03, 2016 12:35 PM (0eidE)

773 Jonah Goldberg
Watched Romney speech on plane. I thought it was the best Romney I've ever seen. And I obviously agree with him. Will it work? I dunno.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 03, 2016 12:25 PM (kdS6q)

Absolutely heartbroken to see this garbage from Jonah, who is one of my favorites.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 12:35 PM (xuouz)

774 Bleacher Creatures for the 2016 candidates.

http://www.bleachercreatures.com/more/inspirational.html

Hmmm...there seems to be one candidate missing. One quite notable candidate. How very, very strange.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 03, 2016 12:35 PM (r9tFS)

775 romney can suck on a huge bag of dicks. he had his chance. he swallowed. lost to the worst president in history. how is that fucker even relavent? why doesn't he just go campaign for hildebeast. i don't need that fuck telling me what to do.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 03, 2016 12:36 PM (ucDmr)

776 761 So no twitter reply from Trump?

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 12:34 PM (/dSsq)


The rage spittle shorted out his computer. Give him a bit to get to another device.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - In Florida at March 03, 2016 12:36 PM (gW5Vg)

777 763
I think if you criticize Trump in a hysterical fashion, you weaken your case against him.





Posted by: Max Power at March 03, 2016 12:34 PM (QCc6B)

you mean kinda like ESTABLISHMENT GOP ARE SECRET LIBERALS IN CAHOOTS WITH OBAMA??????

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 03, 2016 12:36 PM (lVU49)

778 Unless you are a completely credulous human being, Trumps released plan is not believable in light of ALL of his recent statement praising the individual mandate and universal taxpayer funded coverage.
Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 12:35 PM (OrI3J)

You now have him in writing, rb, and are free to check his work for the next 8 months.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 12:36 PM (xuouz)

779 Guys, what the hell are you doing?

Firebombing, yes.

Friendly fire, no.

Posted by: Curtis LeMay at March 03, 2016 12:36 PM (12kBq)

780 Unless you are a completely credulous human being

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 12:35 PM (OrI3J)


You could have stopped there. There are Trump = Reagan comparisons...

Posted by: fightwinger at March 03, 2016 12:36 PM (sQQU0)

781 you mean kinda like ESTABLISHMENT GOP ARE SECRET LIBERALS IN CAHOOTS WITH OBAMA??????
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 03, 2016 12:36 PM (lVU49)

No need for hysterics there, cj, just vote totals and abstracts of the legislation they've passed and failed to pass.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 12:37 PM (xuouz)

782 >>The GOPe geniuses went ahead with it when the big story of the day was that Hillary's IT guy got immunity.


I suppose it was today to set the table for tonight's (last?) debate. Give Fox and Mario ammo, pump them up for the fight.


But yeah, thanks for taking the heat off Hillary, douche.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 03, 2016 12:37 PM (NOIQH)

783 Absolutely heartbroken to see this garbage from Jonah, who is one of my favorites.


Certainly been an enlightening campaign season. My old favorites are falling left and right.



Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 03, 2016 12:37 PM (r9tFS)

784 you mean kinda like ESTABLISHMENT GOP ARE SECRET LIBERALS IN CAHOOTS WITH OBAMA??????

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 03, 2016 12:36 PM (lVU49)



*snort*

Posted by: BCochran1981 - In Florida at March 03, 2016 12:37 PM (gW5Vg)

785 Good lawd.

Pic over at WZ.

Imagine that peering through your window as you fall asleep tonight.


O.O

Yikes!

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 12:37 PM (/D5Lf)

786 Uh, you're saying this in the presence of MORONS?
You won't be able to sit for a week!

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 03, 2016 12:33 PM (u0lmX)


Look at the bright side - the pics from this event that could be sold would keep ace well-stocked in ValuRite for at least a couple of years.

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 03, 2016 12:37 PM (vmzNL)

787 Trump's health care plan is basically copy-pasted conservative talking points. It's not a "plan" by any stretch of the imagination. And further, one item of his plan - the one about HSA's - is already current law. Maybe he copy-pasted it from 2000 or something.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 03, 2016 12:37 PM (lVU49)

788 So no twitter reply from Trump?

Trump should just post a link to Romney praising Trump in 2012, the same clip that Rush is playing now.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 03, 2016 12:37 PM (oVJmc)

789 This is an amazing year. And it's just started.

People always say we are turning into Idiocracy, but they need to throw a little Blade Runner in there (minus all that rain) and add a healthy dose of 1984.

Next stop, Soylent Green!

Posted by: Max Power at March 03, 2016 12:37 PM (QCc6B)

790
Absolutely heartbroken to see this garbage from Jonah, who is one of my favorites.


I know, but a lot of people are terrified of trump....... He's an unknown and has held many different positions on things, just like most politicians. I think the fear is he will not get the votes needed to take out hillary!

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 12:37 PM (/dSsq)

791 @778 chemjeff Romney just jumped up and down on your snarky messaging.

Posted by: blaster at March 03, 2016 12:37 PM (2Ocf1)

792 And I just bought a TransAm. With T-tops.

Posted by: ajmojo at March 03, 2016 12:34 PM (1H9ox)


You should be so lucky

Posted by: db at March 03, 2016 12:37 PM (1efdY)

793
They don't understand. Everything is different in DC. It all looked like business as usual and then these unwashed masses in the base go and start voting for Trump. That's not the DC Way and they don't know what to do.
Posted by: joncelli


Everything will be business as usual in DC no matter who wins.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 03, 2016 12:38 PM (FkBIv)

794 Enviro pipedream, ten-years-off commercial product, or a possible DIY project? Anybody following such things?

Just one more resource I hope to contribute to my survivalist commune after Thumper's World War III. Plus summer camping in this last year before the shit comes down.

Posted by: Spellcheck at March 03, 2016 11:36 AM (HKBpI)


How large a Fresnel lens? One from the table of a discarded overhead projector?


Do your math. You can get numbers for average insolation in Watts per square meter (or in Imperial units if that floats your boat). You should also be able to get figures for how much energy it takes to do a given cooking chore. Then you can figure how much molten salt it will take to store that much energy, and how long your solar collector will have to run to collect that much heat content.


You can buy solar cookers that will cook food directly. I believe you will find that the thermal storage idea will be bulky and complex, and most assuredly non-portable.


The painting at the top of this thread depicts a solar-storage device that works, and all you need to withdraw some of that energy for cooking or home heating is an axe.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 03, 2016 12:38 PM (afR/C)

795 Sleep. Sleep while I watch over you.


http://tinyurl.com/zgqtyro

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 12:38 PM (LdVxD)

796 So no twitter reply from Trump?

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 12:34 PM (/dSsq)


Maybe Trump didn't hear about it.

Posted by: eleven at March 03, 2016 12:38 PM (qUNWi)

797 So no twitter reply from Trump?
Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 12:34 PM (/dSsq)

He speaks at 115

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 12:38 PM (xuouz)

798 773 I'm too lazy to google reagan's 11th commandment....
Posted by: Draki at March 03, 2016 12:35 PM (0eidE)



11. Never attack fellow conservatives.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 03, 2016 12:39 PM (oKE6c)

799 Romney threw the empty GOP gun at the Trump Monster.


Beautiful picture.

...Romney turns and runs towards the GOP bunkhouse:

" Billy! Ray Bob! Deke! Chester! He's a-comin!

They're ALL a-comin!"

Posted by: Mortimer at March 03, 2016 12:39 PM (FOny+)

800 If I were Trump, I would say, "Oh, did that loser talk today?" End comment.

Make 'em squirm, Trump. Stew in their on stale juices (ack, thinking of the bathwater of Rove or !jeb!). Harfing again.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 03, 2016 12:39 PM (wAMRL)

801 782 What do you suppose Trump's Heritage Action scorecard would look like?

Posted by: fightwinger at March 03, 2016 12:39 PM (sQQU0)

802 798
So no twitter reply from Trump?

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 12:34 PM (/dSsq)



He speaks at 115

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 12:38 PM (xuouz)


Please, please let Christie be standing behind him again. *prays*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 12:40 PM (FsuaD)

803 Hyping a speech by Mitt Romney for two days strikes me as a fundamental mistake.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 03, 2016 12:40 PM (oVJmc)

804

I'm too lazy to google reagan's 11th commandment....


Thou Shalt Not Speak Ill of a Fellow Repumpkin Nor Disparage Him in Public.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 03, 2016 12:40 PM (LUgeY)

805 11. Never attack fellow conservatives.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 03, 2016 12:39 PM (oKE6c)

Well Romney's not breaking it. He's a liberal.

Posted by: Draki at March 03, 2016 12:40 PM (0eidE)

806 He just lit into the Party front runner, castigated Republican voters, and got on record defending Muslim terrorists from Trump. Wow.
Posted by: blaster at March 03, 2016 12:28 PM

yep. That and border jumpers.

Posted by: freedomfirst at March 03, 2016 12:40 PM (ceoOP)

807 terrified of trump....... He's an unknown and has held many different positions on things, just like most politicians

Much wisdom from donna!



Posted by: Mortimer at March 03, 2016 12:40 PM (FOny+)

808 802
782 What do you suppose Trump's Heritage Action scorecard would look like?

Posted by: fightwinger at March 03, 2016 12:39 PM (sQQU0)

Zero. Because he hasn't cast a single vote in favor of anything.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 03, 2016 12:41 PM (lVU49)

809 660---Trump has been throwing their shit right back in their faces and in doing so is winning like a boss.

Posted by: eman at March 03, 2016 12:20 PM (Ahbpx)
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Yep. Winning a decent minority of the highly select, small group of GOP primary voters, many of whom are (very justifiably) pissed off.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 03, 2016 12:41 PM (T/5A0)

810 rinse premium has to be the dumdest p.o.s. party chairman ever. he makes debbie washing machine look like a rhodes scholar. good job cheesehead.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 03, 2016 12:41 PM (ucDmr)

811 "Mr. Trump is directing our anger for less than noble purposes. He creates scapegoats of Muslims and Mexican immigrants,"
___________________________

LOL Scapegoats? Was it muzzie scapegoats who flew those airplanes on 9/11? Was it muzzie scapegoats who killed our service men and women at Ft. Hood? Was it muzzie scapegoats who blew apart kids at the Boston Marathon? Was it muzzie scapegoats who murdered people at their desks in San Bernardino? Are all those dozens of "Minnesota men" a/k/a Somali muzzies in Minnesota who've been arrested for plotting/training for terror attacks on the U.S. scapegoats?

And no doubt all the Americans who have been raped, robbed, murdered, or run over by illegal aliens from Mexico will be glad to know those criminals were only scapegoats too. As an AZ taxpayer, I'm relived to know the thousands of vicious Mexican gang members and other assorted violent Mexican prisoners that I'm paying to house here in AZ prisons are just scapegoats.

Yes, American voters ARE angry, Mitt Romney. But what you and your cloistered, blinkered buddies in the GOPe don't get is that our anger is completely justified. We have seen our laws trampled on, our fellow citizens brutalized and murdered, and hundreds of billions of our dollars pissed away by our own government every year on benefits for illegal aliens and to bring in millions more foreign muslim immigrants who despise us and our way of life and would happily deprive us of all of our most cherished freedoms.

The millions of illegal alien Mexicans and hostile foreign Muslims in our country are not scapegoats; they are a very real part of the problems in this country. But the biggest problem is a federal government -- and GOP establishment -- that responds to the legitimate concerns of the American people by telling us to STFU.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 03, 2016 12:41 PM (df5V4)

812 Maybe Trump will, like Carson, say he has better things to do today than attend this stupid debate post a phony speech.

This is bullshite to the highest degree. Meet me at the courthouse with your pitchfork.

Mitt: Do not tell Americans how to vote. You slimy phony.pfft

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 03, 2016 12:41 PM (wAMRL)

813 765 It is 1980 all over again.

I'm 21 then, have big hair and am in great shape! Yay for 1980!

(Note to self: Steer clear of Dave L. this time around. Do not, I repeat, do NOT date him. The guy's a shit.)

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 03, 2016 12:41 PM (u0lmX)

814 And I just bought a TransAm. With T-tops.



Posted by: ajmojo at March 03, 2016 12:34 PM (1H9ox)

Yeah.

Rusted out, no engine, no wheels and up on blocks on the front lawn.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 12:42 PM (Xo1Rt)

815 So who is going to be the next goober that the GOPe sends out? I think I'm hearing a death rattle.

Posted by: Soona at March 03, 2016 12:42 PM (Fmupd)

816 I don't see what the big deal is here. It's not like Romney and Trump's detractors are making these things up.

I just don't get the sensitivity. It's like Trump being sensitive of his fingers. All these things said about Trump are verifiable.

This is the horse you picked!
Don't get upset when people remark on the horses' speed and coat markings.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 03, 2016 12:42 PM (UnJ7w)

817 A gnome lives in that tree. If you look closely you can see the little feller's front door at the base. The U.S.Army is training him to be a sniper.

Posted by: Hank at March 03, 2016 12:42 PM (MCoXK)

818 Cruz negotiates and deals like they do.

Trump? ..........

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2016 12:26 PM (SvnHQ)


Cruz doesn't do deals.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 12:42 PM (OrI3J)

819 Donald J.Trump @realDonaldTrump

Teaching the GOP how to lose four years ago was not enough. Now Romney wants to do it again.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 03, 2016 12:42 PM (r9tFS)

820 811
rinse premium has to be the dumdest p.o.s. party chairman ever. he makes
debbie washing machine look like a rhodes scholar. good job cheesehead.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 03, 2016 12:41 PM (ucDmr)



Oh, I dunno. Michael Steele is still licking liberal ass over at MSLSD.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 12:42 PM (FsuaD)

821 Over 800 posts in just over 2 hours. I can't keep up anymore.

Posted by: Blano at March 03, 2016 12:42 PM (sdPF/)

822 Time for a boobeh thread.

Posted by: Guy what likes boobehs at March 03, 2016 12:43 PM (9eYoy)

823 Maybe Trump didn't hear about it.

Posted by: eleven at March 03, 2016 12:38 PM (qUNWi)

Maybe he fell asleep listening to it.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 03, 2016 12:43 PM (u0lmX)

824 Zero. Because he hasn't cast a single vote in favor of anything.
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 03, 2016 12:41 PM (lVU49)

Thus "would be", unless I'm missing the snark...

Posted by: fightwinger at March 03, 2016 12:43 PM (sQQU0)

825 Jane, to the courtesy barrel please.

Posted by: Blano at March 03, 2016 12:43 PM (sdPF/)

826


Off to the barrel I go.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 12:43 PM (FsuaD)

827 It's on like Donkey Kong now!

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 03, 2016 12:43 PM (JO9+V)

828 Donald J.Trump @realDonaldTrump

Teaching the GOP how to lose four years ago was not enough. Now Romney wants to do it again.
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 03, 2016 12:42 PM (r9tFS)


heh

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 12:44 PM (qCMvj)

829 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 03, 2016 12:38 PM (afR/C)

And a match.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 12:44 PM (Xo1Rt)

830 Feed me, Jane. Feed me!

Posted by: The Barrel at March 03, 2016 12:44 PM (9eYoy)

831 So many masks falling off and relationships of all kinds coming into question. I was walking my dog this morning and went by a beautiful house in our neighborhood where a very friendly elderly couple lives. This morning they had a big 'Hillary 2016' sign in their window.

I really don't want to run into them anymore because of it. I don't want to be that kind of person but more and more I am willing to let previous relationship go based on their view of our country.

Posted by: Cheri at March 03, 2016 12:44 PM (oiNtH)

832 Trump stuck a fork in Mitt. By releasing his health insurance plan Trump changed the debate to Obamacare (Romneycare).
Posted by: scorecard at March 03, 2016 12:21 PM (jN+3o)

Lucky timing or brilliant.
Either way, he can talk about this today like a badge.
...
With Trump's track record of political instincts in this election I would lean toward the latter. Heavily.

Posted by: ajmojo at March 03, 2016 12:44 PM (1H9ox)

833 Ah, Jane, come hither...

There aren't many spiders in here today. Only about 20 or so.

Posted by: The Barrel at March 03, 2016 12:44 PM (u0lmX)

834
810 660---Trump has been throwing their shit right back in their faces and in doing so is winning like a boss.

Posted by: eman at March 03, 2016 12:20 PM (Ahbpx)
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Yep. Winning a decent minority of the highly select, small group of GOP primary voters, many of whom are (very justifiably) pissed off.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 03, 2016 12:41 PM (T/5A0)

Yes. As happens in all Primaries.

The key word is winning.

Posted by: eman at March 03, 2016 12:45 PM (Ahbpx)

835 Maybe they're trying to pixx off The Don so much he quits the party so they can get on with their coronation

But Trumps not gonna make it that easy

Let THEM leave the party if they think they're the bigger block

Posted by: ginaswo at March 03, 2016 12:45 PM (qxNrP)

836
This is the horse you picked!

Don't get upset when people remark on the horses' speed and coat markings.





Posted by: Arson Wells at March 03, 2016 12:42 PM (UnJ7w)

What they want is for everyone who opposes Trump to "shut up and fall in line", just like they imagine 2008 and 2012 was for them.
Difference is, McCain and Romney actually had some identifiable conservative principles which makes them at least minimally palatable. Trump has none.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 03, 2016 12:45 PM (lVU49)

837 821: He's still around? I had no idea.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 03, 2016 12:45 PM (ucDmr)

838

This reminds me of the NRO stunt.

Just another stunt that will go nowhere.

Sad.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 12:45 PM (qCMvj)

839 Jeebus. There's something moving in here....

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 12:45 PM (FsuaD)

840 Boy the Romneybots are a hardcore bunch.

If the loser butthurt lasts for more than 3 years you should probably see a physician.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 03, 2016 12:46 PM (FOny+)

841 Is it possible, with the hindsight we have now, that the Grand Ol' Peckers didn't actually care about winning the WH in '08 or '12?

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at March 03, 2016 12:46 PM (AJeMv)

842 Next up: The GOP runs third party.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 03, 2016 12:46 PM (oVJmc)

843 Ill tell ya one thing, if they're trying to demoralize Trump supporters they're failing in a spectacular manner

#FiredUpReadyToVote

Posted by: ginaswo at March 03, 2016 12:46 PM (qxNrP)

844 My sister (Bernie fan) sent me this article about how Trump supporters are all authoritarians. Not sure I agree but trying to decide how to refute.

Warning: Vox.
http://www.vox.com/2016/3/1/11127424/trump-authoritarianism

Posted by: LizLem at March 03, 2016 12:46 PM (hvf9s)

845 815 And I just bought a TransAm. With T-tops.



Posted by: ajmojo at March 03, 2016 12:34 PM (1H9ox)

Yeah.

Rusted out, no engine, no wheels and up on blocks on the front lawn.
...
It's all original though.

Posted by: ajmojo at March 03, 2016 12:46 PM (1H9ox)

846 It's almost like a coach who lost the Super Bowl 42-0 is now coming out and telling the winning coach what plays to call. If you look at his record in Massachusetts and I want to take him to task on this, because he hit Donald Trump in some key areas. Mitt Romney is a liberal. He used to be pro-choice. Jonathan Gruber, the one who called everyone stupid, wrote Romneycare and Obamacare. That was Mitt Romney's top aide. I don't know if he was at the speech today I didn't see him in the audience. Also, he lectured Donald Trump on foreign policy? Mitt Romney did not want to go after Osama Bin Laden. And that we should attack Pakistan or ask Pakistan for permission before we attack. Harris, I could go on and on and on. Mitt Romney has NO BUSINESS lecturing voters on electability or conservatism. And I think voters today look at him and tell his brand of conservatism to take it and shove it.

-Andrea Tantaros

*read while picturing her in a bikini

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 12:47 PM (LdVxD)

847 Bringing up Romney just made me realize how liberal he was, even more liberal than I knew, more liberal than even... Trump.

And I voted for him. Pulling the lever for Trump has just become much more palatable to me.

Thanks Romney!

Posted by: Burn It Down at March 03, 2016 12:47 PM (qHgBB)

848 McCain and Romney actually had some identifiable conservative principles which makes them at least minimally palatable.

What color is the sky in chemjeff world?

Posted by: Mortimer at March 03, 2016 12:47 PM (FOny+)

849 Well, they can shoot the messenger but it's not like anything Romney said about Trump isn't true.

Posted by: RD Walker at March 03, 2016 12:47 PM (ImpgP)

850 May the fleas of ten thousand camels infest the GOPe tent.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 03, 2016 12:47 PM (JO9+V)

851 I don't mind people dissing Trump. I do find though that they inevitably tell me that because I'm supporting him I'm some sort of mental midget throwback mouth breathing cousin humper.

That's what frosts my cookies.

I don't believe I've spent much time dissing the individuals who are convinced that Cruz is the messiah.

I do point out that the halo is a cgi effect or they should clean their glasses.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 12:47 PM (Xo1Rt)

852 Teaching the GOP how to lose four years ago was not enough. Now Romney wants to do it again.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 03, 2016 12:42 PM


Just saw clips of Mutt's tirade on the noon teevee news. Came off like the Mormon Dondi.

A pathetic performance from a pathetic loser. And that's being more charitable than he deserves.

Posted by: MrScribbler at March 03, 2016 12:47 PM (D+xyy)

853 843 Next up: The GOP runs third party.
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 03, 2016 12:46 PM (oVJmc)


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


Wouldn't surprise me anymore.

Posted by: Soona at March 03, 2016 12:47 PM (Fmupd)

854

Teaching the GOP how to lose four years ago was not enough. Now Romney wants to do it again.


Ouch. That's gonna leave a mark.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 03, 2016 12:47 PM (LUgeY)

855
So who is going to be the next goober that the GOPe sends out? I think I'm hearing a death rattle.

Posted by: Soona at March 03, 2016 12:42 PM (Fmupd)

Jimmy Carter

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 03, 2016 12:47 PM (0IhFx)

856 Romney is exactly right that Trump is scapegoating Mexicans and Muslims, and foreigners generally. But people here don't seem to care, they *want* to scapegoat the foreigners and moreover, criticize others who *don't* scapegoat foreigners as somehow "liberals". Actually, "liberal" would be to coddle them, not to merely refuse to recognize all of them as the enemy.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 03, 2016 12:48 PM (lVU49)

857 Romney isn't more liberal than Trump. I am not sure that Hillary Clinton is more liberal than Trump.

Posted by: RD Walker at March 03, 2016 12:48 PM (ImpgP)

858 Rush playing Romney's statements today against Romney's statements on Trump four years ago.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 03, 2016 12:48 PM (oVJmc)

859 My guess is that the same donors who fund the GOPe also fund National Review.

Posted by: mrp at March 03, 2016 12:48 PM (JBggj)

860 I guess I am going to have to turn on the teevee and see what is next on this ride to hell.

I sort of hope Trump tells Romney to go twist the knobs on his Mormon underwear (there! the most un-Mormon thing I can say, and forgive me Mormon friends).

Just when you think things are going to settle down: nope. Romney deserves whatever return fire Trump and Christie give him. Maybe Christie will play the bad cop to Trump being "whatever, give me your best shot."

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 03, 2016 12:48 PM (wAMRL)

861 841 Just not a Carthaginian who crucifies every general that loses. If my guy Cruz wins the nomination and loses the general, I won't be so small as to crap all over him for the next twenty years.

Posted by: fightwinger at March 03, 2016 12:49 PM (sQQU0)

862 Who are we hating this morning?

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 03, 2016 12:49 PM (0LHZx)

863 Romney's speech:

A cunning stunt by a stunning . . well, you know.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 12:49 PM (Xo1Rt)

864 We are inundated with campaign ads telling us what scoundrels and liars the other guy/gal is. They tell us we'd be batcrap craycray if we voted for the other guy/gal.
I wonder how much the RNC paid Mittens for that ad.

Posted by: Hank at March 03, 2016 12:49 PM (MCoXK)

865 *read while picturing her in a bikini
Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 12:47 PM (LdVxD)


with pigtails

That is why she would be the best Mary Ann

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 12:49 PM (qCMvj)

866 I almost (almost) want Trump to win now just out of spite. But I remain faithful to Cruz first. But maybe I might be malleable now if Cruz drops. Because, Fuck Romney.

I've never seen a party say fuck you to the hoi polloi like that. The GOPe just told a very, very large group of angry, pissed of conservatives that it didn't matter who they supported, you'll get what they give you and you'll like it.

I don't know what to think anymore. What a clusterfuck of epic proportions.

I will say this, to those Trump supporters out there - we told you they would come after him with the entire might of the party. And that's just OUR side. Hillary will give no quarter either. It will likely be the ugliest election in the history of our country.

I don't think it's hyperbole to say that some folks will lose their lives over this. The rage is already real and was before Mittens decided to tell us who our betters want as a candidate. Someone is going to get hurt, I fear.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 03, 2016 12:49 PM (2PHKP)

867 Hey Jane (Jane Jane Jane)

*lowers blaster into barrel*

Watch out for tentacles

Posted by: ginaswo at March 03, 2016 12:49 PM (qxNrP)

868 Next up: The GOP runs third party.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 03, 2016 12:46 PM (oVJmc)


They can run Lisa Murkowski.

Posted by: blaster at March 03, 2016 12:49 PM (2Ocf1)

869
-Andrea Tantaros



*read while picturing her in a bikini

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA




I ant Andrea Tantaros.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 03, 2016 12:49 PM (FOny+)

870 And I just bought a TransAm. With T-tops.


Had a 78 Z-28 with T-Tops. Once they start to leak, it's hard to ever get them sealed again. Then the roof post in the middle starts to rust.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 03, 2016 12:49 PM (3myMJ)

871 844 Ill tell ya one thing, if they're trying to demoralize Trump supporters they're failing in a spectacular manner
#FiredUpReadyToVote
Posted by: ginaswo at March 03, 2016 12:46 PM (qxNrP)


Yesterday I was one of those people who would hold their nose and vote for Trump if I had to.

Still a Cruz supporter, but Trump just became a totally acceptable alternative due to Romney's remarks.

Posted by: jwb7605 at March 03, 2016 12:49 PM (DofIg)

872 Unless you are a completely credulous human being,
Trumps released plan is not believable in light of ALL of his recent
statement praising the individual mandate and universal taxpayer funded
coverage.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 12:35 PM (OrI3J)



You now have him in writing, rb, and are free to check his work for the next 8 months.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 12:36 PM (xuouz)


I am old enough to know that leopards don't change their spots ya young whipper snapper


... sorry couldn't resist the last part after I learned your age yesterday

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 12:49 PM (OrI3J)

873 Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 03, 2016 12:45 PM (lVU49)

I imagine that's true chemjeff. I get that he's there guy. One can't expect everybody to fall silent when legitimate points are being made. People didn't make this past history up. If it makes you mad take it up with Trump.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 03, 2016 12:49 PM (UnJ7w)

874 Posted by: fightwinger at March 03, 2016 12:49 PM (sQQU0)

No. We'll do that for you.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 12:49 PM (Xo1Rt)

875 Hey Jane (Jane Jane Jane)

*lowers blaster into barrel*

Watch out for tentacles

Posted by: ginaswo at March 03, 2016 12:49 PM (qxNrP)


Hey what did I do?

Posted by: blaster at March 03, 2016 12:49 PM (2Ocf1)

876
857 Romney is exactly right that Trump is scapegoating Mexicans and Muslims, and foreigners generally. But people here don't seem to care, they *want* to scapegoat the foreigners and moreover, criticize others who *don't* scapegoat foreigners as somehow "liberals". Actually, "liberal" would be to coddle them, not to merely refuse to recognize all of them as the enemy.
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 03, 2016 12:48 PM (lVU49)

Seriously?

Posted by: eman at March 03, 2016 12:50 PM (Ahbpx)

877 Romney's speech:

A cunning stunt by a stunning . . well, you know.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 12:49 PM (Xo1Rt)


I wouldn't go that far.

Just clueless. Very ignorant and naive.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 12:50 PM (qCMvj)

878 ICYMI, via Tapper:
Former George H W Bush WH counsel Boyden Gray joins Cruz national finance team.

See also this:
https://twitter.com/Warden_AoS/status/705447962273513472

If the Bush-Cruz rift is mended, Rubio is toast. Cruz becomes the acceptable alternative to Trump.

Posted by: Y-not (@moxiemom) at March 03, 2016 12:50 PM (t5zYU)

879 This just smacks of something out of the creatives at the WWE. Let's see who can cut the better promo today.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at March 03, 2016 12:50 PM (AJeMv)

880 Please, please let Christie be standing behind him again. *prays*
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 12:40 PM (FsuaD)

Christie speaks at 1 haha he'll definitely be there.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 12:50 PM (xuouz)

881 788 >> And further, one item of his plan - the one about HSA's - is already current law. Maybe he copy-pasted it from 2000 or something.

Really, chemjeff? You can pass your HSA account balance on to your heirs?

Someone should inform the IRS, stat.

And as far as your earlier sarcastic assertion that the GOPe is secretly working for Hillary, perhaps you haven't noticed the folks like Bill Krystal at Weekly Standard that just vowed to vote for Hillary over Trump. And Romney's speech today wasn't for a particular GOP candidate, just against one of them.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 03, 2016 12:50 PM (gyKtp)

882 Posted by: Arson Wells at March 03, 2016 12:42 PM (UnJ7w)

I don't like Trump either. I've made it clear I'm a Cruz backer.

But this is the GOPe attacking its' own frontrunner and sending a failed nominee out to attack him. That is ridiculous and suicidal - and undemocratic. They are not abiding by the wishes of their own base.

I can't stand Trump, but stuff like this makes me more inclined to vote for him in November, not less.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 03, 2016 12:50 PM (u0lmX)

883 the gop doesn't need to be taught. it's baked in the cake. brokered convention! go boobio! idiots.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 03, 2016 12:50 PM (ucDmr)

884 My sister (Bernie fan) sent me this article about how Trump supporters are all authoritarians.

Isn't it somewhat, uh, ironic how fans of The Bern can see authoritarianism everywhere, literally everywhere, except of course where it actually is - like college campuses, and union shops, and the Fed.GOV - pretty much all places that fans of The Bern and his ilk just love love love.

Posted by: DocJ at March 03, 2016 12:51 PM (zrsn3)

885

Jeebus. There's something moving in here....

Yeah, just try not to touch anything.

And that rash should clear up in a couple of weeks.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 03, 2016 12:51 PM (LUgeY)

886 I am almost at a loss for words to describe my disgust with the republican party, at least words that wouldn`t get me banned.

Posted by: two of spades (promotion pending) at March 03, 2016 12:51 PM (i1mtX)

887 How little self-respect does Willard have to have to hang in there with the Rethuglican party?

Posted by: RushBabe at March 03, 2016 12:51 PM (/NEnw)

888 My sister (Bernie fan) sent me this article about how Trump supporters are all authoritarians. Not sure I agree but trying to decide how to refute.

Just tell her have fun in the camps.

Posted by: blaster at March 03, 2016 12:51 PM (2Ocf1)

889 I see our resident democrat loved the speech

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 12:51 PM (mw8Dm)

890 863-- You mean aside from the Mean Girls slap fight that's been going on for weeks over who's dreamier, Cruz or Trump? It's Romney today, Moo, served up with capers and dill sauce.

Posted by: kraken at March 03, 2016 12:51 PM (sdxPm)

891 868
Hey Jane (Jane Jane Jane)



*lowers blaster into barrel*



Watch out for tentacles

Posted by: ginaswo at March 03, 2016 12:49 PM (qxNrP)


Thanks. *looks nervously around*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 12:51 PM (FsuaD)

892 I'm listening to the Willard soundbites on Rush. Wow. He threw out and repeated every ugly thing out there about Trump. Yeah, okay. This guy who let himself be accused of killing a woman by Obama and just smiled and said nothing now is concerned. Screw him

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 12:52 PM (2x3L+)

893 ICYMI, via Tapper:
Former George H W Bush WH counsel Boyden Gray joins Cruz national finance team.

See also this:
https://twitter.com/Warden_AoS/status/705447962273513472

If the Bush-Cruz rift is mended, Rubio is toast. Cruz becomes the acceptable alternative to Trump.

Posted by: Y-not (@moxiemom) at March 03, 2016 12:50 PM (t5zYU)


giddy-up!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 12:52 PM (qCMvj)

894 The Romney thing sounds like something Beltway people will get all excited about and normal people will shrug and ignore.

Wait and see I guess.



Posted by: Meremortal at March 03, 2016 12:52 PM (3myMJ)

895 Trump's "is the very brand of anger that has led other nations into the abyss," former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said.
____________________________

Wake up, dumbass.

We're already IN the abyss. We're trying to find a way to climb out. Trump may not be the perfect answer, but he at least has going for him the fact that he is not a pandering, wimpy, PC-obsessed loser like you.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 03, 2016 12:52 PM (df5V4)

896 And I just bought a TransAm. With T-tops.

Posted by: ajmojo at March 03, 2016 12:34 PM (1H9ox)

You should be so lucky
....
I know, I know. I will have one someday, but it will be bittersweet. My father bought a '78 gold SE edition new off the showroom floor. It has less than 40,000 miles on it and has never been in any weather worse than a light drizzle.
I spent many summers scrubbing those honeycomb rims clean with a toothbrush before we would go cruising with the T-Tops out, sitting on the sheepskin seat covers, and blasting Bob Seger 8 tracks.

Posted by: ajmojo at March 03, 2016 12:52 PM (1H9ox)

897 Prediction: Dems and their MSM lapdogs will, for the first time ever, praise Romney as a well informed voice of reason and moderation that everybody should head.

Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at March 03, 2016 12:53 PM (1BQGO)

898 820 Donald J.Trump @realDonaldTrump

Teaching the GOP how to lose four years ago was not enough. Now Romney wants to do it again.


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

Good response.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 03, 2016 12:53 PM (kTF2Z)

899 Mitt is a dirtbag loser who lost to the worst President of all time.

Fuck his phony ass.

Posted by: eman at March 03, 2016 12:53 PM (Ahbpx)

900 Romney isn't more liberal than Trump. I am not sure that Hillary Clinton is more liberal than Trump.

Posted by: RD Walker at March 03, 2016 12:48 PM (ImpgP)

=======================
I think she is. People keep quoting what Trump said in the 80s. Hillary was fired from the Watergate investigation team because she was pro-Nixon? And let's take a look at her Alinsky senior thesis. Oh, wait ...

Posted by: mrp at March 03, 2016 12:53 PM (JBggj)

901 My sister (Bernie fan) sent me this article about how Trump supporters are all authoritarians. Not sure I agree but trying to decide how to refute.


Tell her they are winning at the polls, ya know the democratic way? Unlike the democrats who have a super delegates who can fix an election

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 12:53 PM (mw8Dm)

902 A cunning stunt by a stunning . . well, you know. Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 12:49 PM

If you want to talk about all the GOPe Superstars who would get crushed in the general election by Shrillery, I'd putt Teh Mutt at the top of the list.

Posted by: MrScribbler at March 03, 2016 12:53 PM (D+xyy)

903 Warning: Vox.
Posted by: LizLem at March 03, 2016 12:46 PM (hvf9s)



Apart from the fact that it's coming from Vox should be refutation enough, if the Branch Trumpidians were authoritarian, wouldn't they be fully onboard with the likes of Melissa Click and the rest of the SJW mob?

Posted by: Country Singer at March 03, 2016 12:53 PM (8Y7+f)

904 I can't stand Trump, but stuff like this makes me more inclined to vote for him in November, not less.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 03, 2016 12:50 PM (u0lmX)


But it gets ratings and web-clicks!

If they are going to go down, do it flush with $!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 12:53 PM (qCMvj)

905
♪ ♪ ♫
Roll out ol' Romney,
we'll have a magnum of fun
Roll out ol' Romney,
he'll have the Trump on the run
Zing boom b'gomney,
ring out a song of good cheer
Now's the time to roll out Romney,
for the gang's.. all.. here


-The GOPe head honchos, unaware they're living at the bottom of the barrel

Posted by: drunken songster mindful webworker at March 03, 2016 12:53 PM (j+h+K)

906 Fuck Romney. Fuck The GOPe.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 03, 2016 12:54 PM (0LHZx)

907 That's what frosts my cookies.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 12:47 PM (Xo1Rt)

That pisses me off too. It's what will probably move me, begrudgingly, to his camp.


Belittling the people who put you in power is playing with fire. Pointing out Trump's faults not so much.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 03, 2016 12:54 PM (UnJ7w)

908 To chemjeff and the other "conservative credentials" chicken copulators, there's the aesthetic brilliance of the righteously furious conservative grandstander and there's what has been going on in congress for the last 16 years.

You haven't a leg to stand on. You have no candidate. You have no path to the nomination. You have become what conservatives have always been accused of being by the left: snobbish critics with no solution.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 12:54 PM (xuouz)

909
But this is the GOPe attacking its' own frontrunner and sending a failed nominee out to attack him. That is ridiculous and suicidal - and undemocratic. They are not abiding by the wishes of their own base.


Well, it worked for Thad Cochran, didn't it?

Seriously, the GOP has made it very clear for quite a few years that they are The Ruling Class, and we are subjects. Our vote does not matter when they wish it otherwise.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 03, 2016 12:54 PM (oVJmc)

910 Fuck Mitt

Posted by: Beth M at March 03, 2016 12:54 PM (kiy9d)

911 11. Never attack fellow conservatives.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 03, 2016 12:39 PM (oKE6c)

Trump isn't a conservative. But then, neither is Romney, for that matter.

No matter: you got it wrong. In his autobiography, Reagan wrote, "The personal attacks against me during the primary finally became so heavy that the state Republican chairman, Gaylord Parkinson, postulated what he called the Eleventh Commandment: Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican. It's a rule I followed during that campaign and have ever since."

Posted by: troyriser at March 03, 2016 12:54 PM (UWlp+)

912 Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 03, 2016 12:48 PM (lVU49)

It's not scapegoating when they're an actual threat.

As far as the Muslims, all that's been said is there should be a hiatus in the influx until we get a handle on vetting who is allowed in. And also that NO SYRIAN CHRISTIANS get refugee status for some reason.

As far as the southern invaders go, it's the border that we're upset about. It's porous allowing all sorts of enemies through and needs to be reinforced or we've lost our sovereignty.

The individual Mexicans are not the threat, it's the threat to the principle and the contempt shown by Mexico that are the problem. Shutting down the invaders would stop most of that.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 12:54 PM (Xo1Rt)

913 giddy-up!
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 12:52 PM
--

Yep, I'm doing the Snoopy happy dance. This could be the tipping point.

Posted by: Y-not (@moxiemom) at March 03, 2016 12:54 PM (t5zYU)

914
Really, chemjeff? You can pass your HSA account balance on to your heirs?

Someone should inform the IRS, stat.



Your HSA is part of your estate. I was under the impression that upon death it is treated as if it were an IRA for tax purposes. Perhaps I am wrong though. His plan says to make contributions to an HSA tax-free, which it already is.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 03, 2016 12:54 PM (lVU49)

915 Caveat: not a TrumpManiac

Question: at what point is it reasonable for Trump to declare the GOPe to be in breach of their "agreement" and take all his voters with him to some (likely yet to be formed) 3rd-party? I mean, its a YUGE expense to get on the ballot in all 50-states but let's face it, he's got it.

Posted by: DocJ at March 03, 2016 12:55 PM (zrsn3)

916 You know who this helps!

Posted by: Hugh Hewitt at March 03, 2016 12:55 PM (gb+PB)

917 This is precious. Go to McCain's Senate website.
Maverick just chimed in with a a statement to back up Romney's speech just now.


Posted by: Azathoth at March 03, 2016 12:55 PM (t+oGz)

918 As much as I like Ted Cruz, I do worry that he'd have a harder time besting Hillary than would Trump.. who I predict would do surprisingly well among African Americans and in the Northeast. Running Cruz would just be a repeat of the fight over the same old purple states, FL, CO, OH, etc.

Posted by: Serious Cat at March 03, 2016 12:55 PM (UypUQ)

919 lol nevergiveup bingo.

I saw that authoritarian article too and it's like, that's a great way to launch a Godwin's Law attack.

If we're making WW2 comparisons, who's Hillary? Tojo?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 12:55 PM (xuouz)

920 hmm maybe next week the GOPe can hold a seance and have Arlen Specter admonish us?

Posted by: BlackOrchid at March 03, 2016 12:55 PM (WdF09)

921 The Romney thing sounds like something Beltway people will get all excited about and normal people will shrug and ignore.

If I was competent enough to do a strike-through on pixy, I'd say that the normal people will mock, sneer and lash out whether they're for Teh Donald or not. And it will only make the hardcore Trumpists dig in their heels.

Posted by: RushBabe at March 03, 2016 12:55 PM (/NEnw)

922 Trump should say, "I have more respect for Mitt Romney's judgment in 2012 than Mitt Romney's judgment in 2016" and leave it at that.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2016 12:55 PM (8ZskC)

923 the gop can kiss my ass. no different than the donkey party. who needs it? voting is for chumps.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 03, 2016 12:56 PM (ucDmr)

924 918
This is precious. Go to McCain's Senate website.
Maverick just chimed in with a a statement to back up Romney's speech just now.




Posted by: Azathoth at March 03, 2016 12:55 PM (t+oGz)


Two assholes I had to hold my nose to vote for. F*ck 'em both.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 12:56 PM (FsuaD)

925 Question: at what point is it reasonable for Trump to declare the GOPe to be in breach of their "agreement" and take all his voters with him to some (likely yet to be formed) 3rd-party? I mean, its a YUGE expense to get on the ballot in all 50-states but let's face it, he's got it.
Posted by: DocJ at March 03, 2016 12:55 PM (zrsn3)

Why would he do that? It's his party now. They have no leverage.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 12:56 PM (xuouz)

926 This is precious. Go to McCain's Senate website.
Maverick just chimed in with a a statement to back up Romney's speech just now.


Loser Unity.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 03, 2016 12:56 PM (oVJmc)

927 Oooh good point DocJ. *scribbles down*

Posted by: LizLem at March 03, 2016 12:56 PM (hvf9s)

928 Seriously?

Posted by: eman at March 03, 2016 12:50 PM (Ahbpx)

Yes, seriously. I am getting the distinct impression around here that if you aren't on the "deport all the Muslims" bandwagon, then that makes you a "terrorist sympathizer".

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 03, 2016 12:56 PM (lVU49)

929 Difference is, McCain and Romney actually had some identifiable conservative principles which makes them at least minimally palatable. Trump has none.
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16

he's right you know. I talked about walls. And how you people are wackobird, hobbits that dare talk back.

Posted by: Pres. John McCain at March 03, 2016 12:57 PM (326rv)

930 lol nevergiveup bingo.

I saw that authoritarian article too and it's like, that's a great way to launch a Godwin's Law attack.

If we're making WW2 comparisons, who's Hillary? Tojo?
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 12:55 PM (xuouz)


???
You mention my nic but in reference to what?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 12:57 PM (mw8Dm)

931 I can't stand Trump, but stuff like this makes me more inclined to vote for him in November, not less.

Agreed. But I'm in California, so it doesn't matter anyway.
The California Republican Party is the future of the GOPe.

Posted by: wooga at March 03, 2016 12:57 PM (gb+PB)

932 Caveat: not a TrumpManiac

Question: at what point is it reasonable for Trump to declare the GOPe to be in breach of their "agreement" and take all his voters with him to some (likely yet to be formed) 3rd-party? I mean, its a YUGE expense to get on the ballot in all 50-states but let's face it, he's got it.
...
Not sure of the exact rules of etiquette in these matters, but I am pretty sure that it becomes reasonable right about now.

Posted by: ajmojo at March 03, 2016 12:57 PM (1H9ox)

933 918
This is precious. Go to McCain's Senate website.
Maverick just chimed in with a a statement to back up Romney's speech just now.

>>>


Oh but of COURSE he did.

Losers of a feather...

Posted by: Mortimer at March 03, 2016 12:58 PM (FOny+)

934 791
Absolutely heartbroken to see this garbage from Jonah, who is one of my favorites...... I think the fear is he will not get the votes needed to take out Hillary!

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 12:37 PM (/dSsq)
-----------------
BINGO.
He is convinced (as am I) that the nomination of Trump means the certain election of Hillary.

I'll go further. She will win easily and her win will be interpreted as a total popular repudiation of Trump's key stand against open borders. It will prove (!!!) that the American people really want mega-amnesty and moarr Muslims pleeez!

The Gang of Eight will become a Gang of 400.

Put a fork in it. We're doooooooomed.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 03, 2016 12:58 PM (T/5A0)

935 Yes, seriously. I am getting the distinct impression around here that if you aren't on the "deport all the Muslims" bandwagon, then that makes you a "terrorist sympathizer".
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 03, 2016 12:56 PM (lVU49)


That is only in YOUR mind and I am getting pretty sick and tired of hearing that shtick.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 12:58 PM (mw8Dm)

936 Next up, Trump Train by the O'Jays!

People all over join handsPeople all over join handsJoin the Trump train

The next stop that we make will be Kansas
So tell all the folks in Kentucky and Louisiana tooDon't you know that it's time to get on boardAnd let this train keep on riding, riding on through

People, all over the worldJoin hands, join the Trump trainPeople, all over the worldJoin hands, join the Trump train
People, join hands, join the Trump trainPeople, all over the worldGet together on the Trump train

All of you crackas over in Florida
Tell all the folks in Ohio and Carolina tooPlease don't miss this train at the station'Cause if you miss it, I'll feel sorry, sorry for you

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 03, 2016 12:58 PM (JO9+V)

937 Wake up, dumbass.


Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 03, 2016 12:52 PM (df5V4)


Chill out with the personal insults. Everybody has a right to an opinion here.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 03, 2016 12:58 PM (UnJ7w)

938 This is precious. Go to McCain's Senate website.
Maverick just chimed in with a a statement to back up Romney's speech just now.

Posted by: Azathoth at March 03, 2016 12:55 PM (t+oGz)



Somebody should wake up Bob Dole so they can complete the trifecta.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2016 12:58 PM (8ZskC)

939 Watching Cavuto. Senator from SC, Scott, who I like, is disucussing "marcomania." Apparently this happens in foam pools, especially in MN.

I just had a cookie to calm down. It needed to be laced with nerve pill.

I guess I am going to watch Christie and Trump response and return to life away from rage.

Watching FOX Bidness as cannot abide the other alternative today. Would probably scare the doggie.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 03, 2016 12:59 PM (wAMRL)

940 Linkers of Vox, come unto me......

Posted by: The Hungry Barrel at March 03, 2016 12:59 PM (9eYoy)

941 I guess we're going for 1,000.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 12:59 PM (FsuaD)

942
This is precious. Go to McCain's Senate website.
Maverick just chimed in with a a statement to back up Romney's speech just now.


Was the term "wacko birds" used, by any chance?

Because that's how you get on the good side of those sister-humpin', Muslim-lynchin' red-state flaggot Trumpkins.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 03, 2016 12:59 PM (X6fMO)

943 That is only in YOUR mind and I am getting pretty sick and tired of hearing that shtick.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 12:58 PM (mw8Dm)

I'm not that wrong.
Whenever I bring up "hey, maybe scapegoating an entire category of people for the crimes of a few is a little bit wrong", I always have the 9/11 hijackers or the San Bernardino terrorists thrown in my face. As if they represent all Muslims.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 03, 2016 12:59 PM (lVU49)

944 "Rush just can't quit Trump, it's like he has a crush on him. I haven't been able to listen to a complete Rush show in the last few months, I always have to turn it off, he should name it the Trump show. I don't think he necessarily thinks Trump should win, but Trump fascinates him."

Yeah. I'm taking care of my 80 year old dad. Huge Rush fan, so I don't have a lot of choice.

I find it tiresome.

Yes. I understand WHY Trumpkins support Trump and HOW the GOPe is finally reaping the gangrenous awards they so richly deserve after repeatedly shooting themselves in the dick whilst aiming at the "working middle class".

You don't have to convince ME.

That being said, I'm never going to be able to "support" Trump.

Mostly, because I think he's a moron (not in the good AoSHQ way).

I break out in fucking hives when I hear the proclamation that once "El Dookie" begins his "reign" as President he will make Apple manufacture iPhones in the US and not "Chieyna".

So much goddamn stupidity in that idea*. Hives, I tells ya!

Being anti-establishment does not necessarily translate to being pro-Trump.

Not even to "send a message" which I believe will be (and is being) IGNORED.

I understand WHY others are supporting Trump but I just can't.

*But Deety! Obviously, Trump is a brilliant, Wharton educated businessman, who has managed his massive INHERITANCE through numerous bankruptcies and under-performed investing in a fucking Index Fund, and has more money than YOU (nyah, nyah, nyah!), couldn't POSSIBLY believe that having iPhones manufactured in the US would be AT ALL helpful! He doesn't really BELIEVE that shit. He just says things like that because he knows that his dumb-ass "supporters" like to hear this bullshit.


Posted by: Deety at March 03, 2016 12:59 PM (xPWMR)

945 Thanks. *looks nervously around*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 12:51 PM


Good evening, Jane...


Posted by: The Face-Sized Spider at March 03, 2016 01:00 PM (bzd8I)

946 I wish ChemJeff would leave me the hell alone.

Posted by: A repeatedly-fucked chicken at March 03, 2016 01:00 PM (PFy0L)

947 That is only in YOUR mind and I am getting pretty sick and tired of hearing that shtick.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 12:58 PM (mw8Dm)

Oh, please. It's an AoSHQ pastime to insult and denigrate 'Muzzies' around here. Where have you been?

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 03, 2016 01:00 PM (UnJ7w)

948 @926 GoK

A final F-U to the GOPe? To nuke it from TwitterSpace? For spite? Because maybe he thinks it's the best chance to win in NOV? Because he probably realizes it will be easier to form BullMoose 2.0 then to clean-out the rats nest at the GOPe?

Just a few thoughts.

Posted by: DocJ at March 03, 2016 01:00 PM (zrsn3)

949

Romney is exactly right that Trump is scapegoating Mexicans and Muslims, and foreigners generally. But people here don't seem to care, they *want* to scapegoat the foreigners and moreover, criticize others who *don't* scapegoat foreigners as somehow "liberals". Actually, "liberal" would be to coddle them, not to merely refuse to recognize all of them as the enemy.


Really? Recognizing reality is scapegoating?

Make no mistake, tho', chemjeff: I don't want to live around a bunch of people who don't speak my language, don't appreciate my culture or the laws I willingly obey, who refuse to assimilate and want to chop off my head in the name of their death cult.

That's not scapegoating.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 03, 2016 01:00 PM (LUgeY)

950 Chill out with the personal insults. Everybody has a right to an opinion here.
______________________

Mitt Romney is here? Because that's whose statement I was responding to.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 03, 2016 01:00 PM (df5V4)

951 And then there's this, sent by a friend:

Channel 12 in Beaumont Texas did the reportingStory appears on Beaumont TV
station Channel 12.According to the Beaumont newspaper and reports from a
couple of Beaumont TV stations this really happened.Why did Hillary REALLY
visitBeaumont, Texas - Got to read this!!Hillary Clinton made a campaign stop
yesterday in Beaumont, Texas. Only six people were there to greet her. Her
security detail outnumbered her supporters by quite a bit. She wouldn't talk,
wave to or even acknowledge those there to greet her.

As bad as that is, it's
not the real story here. The real story is who she took a private meeting with.
After landing, Clinton headed off to a fundraiser in West Beaumont, where she
was greeted by around 150-200 Muslims, most of whom were of Pakistani origin.
The event was held by Pakistani businessman Tahir Javed and Hillary raised
approximately $500,000 by pandering to Muslims, making it "one of the top five
private fundraiser's Clinton has had in this country."


http://tinyurl.com/j5n7n7y

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 03, 2016 01:00 PM (oKE6c)

952 Snipers, that painting is crawling with snipers.

Posted by: Tony Orlando at March 03, 2016 01:00 PM (9mTYi)

953 assclown in chief is here today. fuck you wisconsin.this state sucks balls.full of dipshits.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 03, 2016 01:01 PM (ucDmr)

954
voting is for chumps.


As Grandfather Poppins used to say, "if voting really could change things, it would be illegal."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 03, 2016 01:01 PM (X6fMO)

955 As if they represent all Muslims.

Only the "good" ones.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 03, 2016 01:01 PM (FOny+)

956 1000th!

Posted by: Marco Romo at March 03, 2016 01:01 PM (9eYoy)

957 As if they represent all Muslims.


Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 03, 2016 12:59 PM (lVU49)

OW!!

Posted by: The Straw Man at March 03, 2016 01:02 PM (oKE6c)

958 Question: at what point is it reasonable for Trump
to declare the GOPe to be in breach of their "agreement" and take all
his voters with him to some (likely yet to be formed) 3rd-party? I mean,
its a YUGE expense to get on the ballot in all 50-states but let's face
it, he's got it.

Posted by: DocJ at March 03, 2016 12:55 PM (zrsn3)

I don't think Trump has the scratch like that at all much less liquid. He would lose his shirt if he tried to sell any of his property on the open market right now as fed actions have kept assessed values far higher than "what someone will actually pay you in cash right now" value.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 01:02 PM (OrI3J)

959 Yes, seriously. I am getting the distinct impression around here that if you aren't on the "deport all the Muslims" bandwagon, then that makes you a "terrorist sympathizer".
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 03, 2016 12:56 PM (lVU49)

chemjeff you have nothing left to say but that people who support a different candidate than you are racists.
"I NEVER SAID THAT IT'S JUST CONCERNING AND UNBECOMING AND UNAMERICAN"
Shut up idiot. You are lodging the standard issue leftist attack, taking a page right out of the democrat playbook, only without the movie stars and the cultural cachet and the monolithic racial/feminist/LGBTQ moral-issues "legitimacy" behind you. You are mounting an argument that the left permits you to make for them before they spurn, mock, and devour you. You are Stalin's useful idiot. Your principled contrarian posturing is the only thing you have left. There is nothing to back it up.

I'm not telling you this to try to hurt you. You need to see it. I want you and your eloquent obstinacy on my side, on America's side, on Trump's train when it rolls into the station this November and rolls back the socialist agenda.

I'm ready whenever you are.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 01:02 PM (xuouz)

960 If the GOP runs 3rd party, what do we call Trump's party?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 03, 2016 01:02 PM (KUaJL)

961 999!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 01:02 PM (FsuaD)

962 Perhaps one reason that the GOPe dislikes Trump so much isn't an ideological gulf that separates them, but the fact that Trump, with his communication skills and bankroll could self-finance his general campaign without them and their conditions..

Cruz isn't in the same financial situation, is he? A serious question: What has Senator Cruz said about financing his general election campaign should he win the Party's nomination?

Posted by: mrp at March 03, 2016 01:02 PM (JBggj)

963 So Romney is depositing his turd in the punchbowl late tonight? We have to wait all day to discover exactly how he plans to debase himself.

He's part of the GOP establishment group that would prefer Hillary to Trump.

PHe's a multi-millionaire. What's in it for him? What does he care?


Willard Mitt Romney.

There was a movie called "Willard." It was about rats.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at March 03, 2016 01:03 PM (/f6Nd)

964 Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 12:56 PM (xuouz)

They could still mess things up at the convention.

Depending on circumstances. If the votes fall their way and Trump is just shy of a winning number of delegates for the first vote, the second vote would be up for grabs and that's when the Cabana boy steps onto the stage.

Or his Padron Romney.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 01:03 PM (Xo1Rt)

965
929 Seriously?

Posted by: eman at March 03, 2016 12:50 PM (Ahbpx)
Yes, seriously. I am getting the distinct impression around here that if you aren't on the "deport all the Muslims" bandwagon, then that makes you a "terrorist sympathizer".
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 03, 2016 12:56 PM (lVU49)

I don't think that way about you or people say what you say.

I think you see things differently.

That's cool.

I also think you are so wrong about these things it just hurts to listen to you, but you deserve to be heard.

Posted by: eman at March 03, 2016 01:03 PM (Ahbpx)

966 mccain, romney, all we need is bob dole and we'll have three blind mice. fuck them all.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 03, 2016 01:03 PM (ucDmr)

967 Is the Trump Train like the Dukakis Train?

Posted by: fightwinger at March 03, 2016 01:03 PM (sQQU0)

968 Look on the bright side peeps ...

... the GOP was never going to schedule it's inevitable break-up on an off year - it was always going to be during a presidential campaign. And Hillary, although a scrunt, probably isn't any worse than whatever candidate the dems put up next time.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 03, 2016 01:03 PM (UqKfP)

969 Mitt Romney is here? Because that's whose statement I was responding to.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 03, 2016 01:00 PM (df5V4)


My mistake. Sorry.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 03, 2016 01:03 PM (UnJ7w)

970 961
If the GOP runs 3rd party, what do we call Trump's party?




The Yuuuuuge Party

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 01:04 PM (FsuaD)

971 >>> Rush just can't quit Trump, it's like he has a crush on him.

Rush is in the middle of a threesome between Trump and Cruz, from what I can tell.

*grins wickedly and hides brain bleach*

Posted by: LizLem at March 03, 2016 01:04 PM (hvf9s)

972 Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 01:02 PM (xuouz)

Watch out. I think he's one of the mods pets.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 01:04 PM (Xo1Rt)

973 Well, I see the Hatfields and McCoys are here today.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 03, 2016 01:04 PM (9mTYi)

974 I'll go further. She will win easily and her win will be interpreted as a total popular repudiation of Trump's key stand against open borders. It will prove (!!!) that the American people really want mega-amnesty and moarr Muslims pleeez!

The Gang of Eight will become a Gang of 400.

Put a fork in it. We're doooooooomed.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille


The elections of 2010, 2012 and 2014 were interpreted as meaning the same damn thing.

Funny how 'interpretation' works.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 03, 2016 01:04 PM (326rv)

975 971 961
If the GOP runs 3rd party, what do we call Trump's party?



The Yuuuuuge Party
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 01:04 PM (FsuaD)

It'll have great people, really terrific people. Classy, the best. You'll love 'em.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 03, 2016 01:05 PM (0mRoj)

976 980!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 01:05 PM (FsuaD)

977 Just as in 2012, Romney seems to be more enthusiastic about attacking GOP candidates than he does Democrats.

Exactly who was this supposed to persuade?

Posted by: rickl at March 03, 2016 01:05 PM (zoehZ)

978 Perhaps one reason that the GOPe dislikes Trump so much isn't an
ideological gulf that separates them, but the fact that Trump, with his
communication skills and bankroll could self-finance his general
campaign without them and their conditions..




That was my guess over the dinner table last night: the GOPe knows it can't control him by threatening to withhold campaign cash or electoral support, neither of which he needs from them. He's totally off the GOP reservation, and that terrifies them. He's not what the Brits call "a sound chap, who knows what's expected of him."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 03, 2016 01:05 PM (oKE6c)

979 Chemjeff

Re HSAs it most certainly is not current law that you can use the $$ for family members or as part of your estate

Posted by: ginaswo at March 03, 2016 01:05 PM (qxNrP)

980 "If the GOP runs 3rd party, what do we call Trump's party?"

Trump only knows one brand name.

Posted by: Qoheleth at March 03, 2016 01:05 PM (iIzG7)

981 "I was walking my dog this morning and went by a beautiful house in our neighborhood where a very friendly elderly couple lives. This morning they had a big 'Hillary 2016' sign in their window."


You need to get up earlier so that you shit on their lawn.

Not the dog, you personally.

Posted by: jwest at March 03, 2016 01:05 PM (Zs4uk)

982 I'm in favor of deporting all Muslims and all socialists.
They subscribe to ideologies that are killing America.

Posted by: votermom at March 03, 2016 01:06 PM (cbfNE)

983 972 >>> Rush just can't quit Trump, it's like he has a crush on him.

Rush is in the middle of a threesome between Trump and Cruz, from what I can tell.

*grins wickedly and hides brain bleach*
Posted by: LizLem at March 03, 2016 01:04 PM (hvf9s)

SOON.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 03, 2016 01:06 PM (0mRoj)

984 I dunno. I prefer to remember Romney like this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGUlHidiJt8

Posted by: Drider at March 03, 2016 01:06 PM (bdzyz)

985

Burn it down

Posted by: David Koresh at March 03, 2016 01:06 PM (12kBq)

986
Yes, seriously. I am getting the distinct impression around here that if you aren't on the "deport all the Muslims" bandwagon, then that makes you a "terrorist sympathizer".

My bandwagon is "stop Muslim immigration. Period. For at least five years."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 03, 2016 01:06 PM (X6fMO)

987 This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it

Posted by: Admiral Painter at March 03, 2016 01:07 PM (12kBq)

988 the fact that Trump, with his communication skills and bankroll could self-finance his general campaign without them and their conditions
---

Well, a general election campaign is about $2 billion, based on last cycle. I think it's predicted to double this year, but let's call it $2 billion.


---
Cruz isn't in the same financial situation, is he? A serious question: What has Senator Cruz said about financing his general election campaign should he win the Party's nomination?
---

Cruz has the best-funded campaign right now on the GOP side. He has more cash than the RNC and iirc about double what Rubio has.

If he's the nominee, it looks like (based on the Bush links I provided) he'd be accepted by the GOPe, so funding wouldn't be a problem.

Posted by: Y-not (@moxiemom) at March 03, 2016 01:07 PM (t5zYU)

989 962 999!
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 01:02 PM (FsuaD)



Flag on the play. Offside.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2016 01:07 PM (8ZskC)

990 982: Newsletter?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 03, 2016 01:07 PM (ucDmr)

991 "Screw him"

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 12:52 PM (2x3L+)


well, he *is* Mormon...

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 03, 2016 01:07 PM (ISW4H)

992 Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 01:02 PM (xuouz)

Do you think Republicans are incapable of scapegoating or otherwise acting terribly?

sorry but I do not buy into your brand of tribalism.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 03, 2016 01:08 PM (lVU49)

993

hmmm, woman on Rush sounds like my SIL, I should call her and see...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 01:08 PM (qCMvj)

994 Yes Mitt. It is time for the Republican Party to nominate someone moderate and patriotic. Someone like Barack Obama

Posted by: Colon Powell at March 03, 2016 01:08 PM (12kBq)

995 I just don't see the point of this "speech."

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 01:08 PM (/dSsq)

996 Not 1000

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 03, 2016 01:08 PM (UqKfP)

997 As i alternate from Cruz to Trump and back...I am voting Trump today (hypothetically). Thanks, Mitt!

What a dingle-berry little loser. Someone on FOX asked if this was sort of sticking his toe into race to see if he is "The One" for a GOPe alternate. That sound is me laughing hysterically.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 03, 2016 01:08 PM (wAMRL)

998 first?

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 03, 2016 01:08 PM (ISW4H)

999 Romney and McCain down on Trump.

Headline: Losers don't support Trump

Posted by: blaster at March 03, 2016 01:08 PM (2Ocf1)

1000 Posted by: Deety at March 03, 2016 12:59 PM (xPWMR)

Never say never, Deety. You'll be in the voting booth looking at two bubbles

( ) Donald J. Trump
( ) Socialist du Jour

And you'll realize that all of the prevarication and explication and brick-by-brick supporting arguments and the smear tactics and the endorsements and all of it is immaterial next to that binary choice.

The choice between the freedom to be as wrong as Trump clearly is on many issues and the criminalization of unapproved thought.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 01:08 PM (xuouz)

1001 1000

That's the way it's done.

Unless it isn't.

Posted by: mega machines at March 03, 2016 01:08 PM (fbovC)

1002 yes it's true. this man Romney has no dick.

Posted by: x at March 03, 2016 01:08 PM (nFwvY)

1003
And if I am elected
I promise the formation of a new party
A third party, the Wild Party!
I know we have problems,
We got problems right here in Central City,
We have problems on the North, South, East and West,
New York City, Saint Louis, Philadelphia, Los Angeles,
Detroit, Chicago,
Everybody has problems,
And personally, I don't care.

Posted by: A. Cooper Trump at March 03, 2016 01:08 PM (FkBIv)

1004 The bad news is Billary will beat Trump handily and the election will likely give the Senate back to the Dimowits.

I was looking for any good news that would arise from that to counteract the bad news, but I can't find any. Is there anything I'm missing that you can see?

Posted by: Hank at March 03, 2016 01:08 PM (MCoXK)

1005 Yes, seriously. I am getting the distinct impression around here that if you aren't on the "deport all the Muslims" bandwagon, then that makes you a "terrorist sympathizer".


Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby

See, this is the part I don't get. (And nothing personal against chemjeff) "Conservative" is now meaningless. Actually it's worse than meaningless.

"Conservative" when used by Republicans means betrayal now.

It's a magic word that has lost it's Tinkerbell dust but many keep using it like a talisman.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 03, 2016 01:08 PM (3myMJ)

1006 It will be interesting to see if Trump starts to do less-well as we move into mostly-closed primaries. Cruz could come from behind.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 03, 2016 01:08 PM (oVJmc)

1007 Tamp 'em up solid

Posted by: Dan Rather at March 03, 2016 01:08 PM (12kBq)

1008 "My bandwagon is 'stop Muslim immigration. Period. For at least five years.'"

There are days when mine is "nuke them all. Don't start nuf'm, won't BE nuf'm."

A-10 Warthog. Because only YOU can prevent a Muslim.

Posted by: Qoheleth at March 03, 2016 01:09 PM (iIzG7)

1009 Whenever I bring up "hey, maybe scapegoating an entire category of people for the crimes of a few is a little bit wrong", I always have the 9/11 hijackers or the San Bernardino terrorists thrown in my face. As if they represent all Muslims.
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 03, 2016 12:59 PM (lVU49)

No wrong again. Many point out that they were muslim, NOT that they represent all muslims. But we do point out that present day islam is a fertile breeding ground for that kind of radicalism.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 01:09 PM (mw8Dm)

1010 Trump or Clinton no matter who wins, the result is the same. But trump supporters don't feel this way or don't see it. It's useless.

Posted by: spypeach at March 03, 2016 01:09 PM (nyYhO)

1011 Ooh I hit 1000!

Posted by: blaster at March 03, 2016 01:09 PM (2Ocf1)

1012 Trump Train

https://youtu.be/2vTKmVvyNRc

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 03, 2016 01:09 PM (JO9+V)

1013 @963 I'm pretty sure the principal reason the GOPe loathes Romney (and to a lesser extent Cruz) is because his supporters are the sort that are supposed to do all the dirty, behind the scenes work of politicking (man phone banks, stuff envelopes, knock on doors, etc.) - you know, the only sort of things mouth-breathing, brain-dead knuckle-dragging, Bible-thumping conservative foot-soldiers are equipped to do - but to never, ever speak-up to, question or (gasp!) demand respect from their better-educated, better-bred, better-dressed Betters.

Posted by: DocJ at March 03, 2016 01:09 PM (zrsn3)

1014 Romney's giving you cancer with his oncogenic eyebeams.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 03, 2016 01:09 PM (0mRoj)

1015 Dammit. I have stuff to do. *shakes laptop once more to wake ace*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 01:09 PM (FsuaD)

1016 Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 03, 2016 12:50 PM (u0lmX)

This sounds like Donna on Rush right now.

Posted by: jwest at March 03, 2016 01:09 PM (Zs4uk)

1017 I just want to point out that chemjeff does not represent ALL chemists.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 03, 2016 01:09 PM (oKE6c)

1018 Do you think Republicans are incapable of scapegoating or otherwise acting terribly?

sorry but I do not buy into your brand of tribalism.
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 03, 2016 01:08 PM (lVU49)

I'm not being a tribalist you troll, you are.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 01:10 PM (xuouz)

1019 McCain and Romney bash Trump.



Need I say more?

Posted by: eleven at March 03, 2016 01:10 PM (qUNWi)

1020 My bandwagon is "stop Muslim immigration. Period. For at least five years."



Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 03, 2016 01:06 PM (X6fMO)

Do you mean "stop immigration from a majority-Muslim country"? Or do you mean "stop immigration from any Muslims regardless of which country they come from"?

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 03, 2016 01:10 PM (lVU49)

1021

I'm in favor of deporting all Muslims and all socialists.
They subscribe to ideologies that are killing America.



Plus, there are already muslim and socialist countries in which to live.

Those who want that here in my country need to move to those places and leave me in peace.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 03, 2016 01:10 PM (LUgeY)

1022 1001 The choice between the freedom to be as wrong as Trump clearly is on many issues and the criminalization of unapproved thought.

How does Let It Burn factor into this decision?

Posted by: fightwinger at March 03, 2016 01:10 PM (sQQU0)

1023 Republican Party, 1854-2016, age 161. RIP.

Cause of death: choked to death on their own bullshit.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at March 03, 2016 01:10 PM (/f6Nd)

1024
I'm not being a tribalist you troll, you are.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 01:10 PM (xuouz)

Umm I am the one deviating from the "GOP frontrunner".

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 03, 2016 01:10 PM (lVU49)

1025 I guess everyone's drunk at CPAC. I did try waking them up for a new thread, fwiw.

Posted by: Y-not (@moxiemom) at March 03, 2016 01:10 PM (t5zYU)

1026 Cruz could come from behind.

tell me more. tell me more.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper at March 03, 2016 01:10 PM (12kBq)

1027 So George Romney said that Barry Goldwater was unfit to be present, didn't have the temperament to be president, was a racist, and was too extreme. And now we have Mittens saying the same things about Trump and all while quoting Reagan's 1964 "A Time for Choosing" speech that was given in support of Goldwater, the guy whose campaign his father helped to sabotage.

Good job GOP.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 03, 2016 01:10 PM (JxMoP)

1028 I just want to point out that chemjeff does not represent ALL chemists.


Or all Jeffs.

Posted by: Jeff Sessions at March 03, 2016 01:11 PM (8ZskC)

1029 So on bing news I keep seeing headlines like: "Trump presidency could cause a recession", and "Paging Sen. Cruz: February was the warmest month ever recorded".

These people are batshit insane if they think anyone still takes them seriously. Does even make me angry anymore. Their delusions are hilarious.

Posted by: angela urkel at March 03, 2016 01:11 PM (Ja56Y)

1030 blaster is the greatest commenter in the history of this thread.

Posted by: eleven at March 03, 2016 01:11 PM (qUNWi)

1031 Hey it worked so well in South Carolina for Nikki Haley to use the SOTU Response to attack Trump! Let's do that again!

:facepalm:

Posted by: buzzion at March 03, 2016 11:55 AM (zt+N6)

This morning, Stu Burgiere on Beck's show was going over some stats from the state primaries thus far. If Cruz would've won like SC, like everyone thought he would, he'd be miles ahead of Trump in the delegate count.

C'mon, Ted, get some states Teh Donald thinks are in the bag.

Posted by: RushBabe at March 03, 2016 01:11 PM (/NEnw)

1032 Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 03, 2016 12:50 PM (u0lmX)

This sounds like Donna on Rush right now.
Posted by: jwest at March 03, 2016 01:09 PM (Zs4uk)


When she swore, I knew it wasn't my sil.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 01:11 PM (qCMvj)

1033 Trump or Clinton no matter who wins, the result is the same. But trump supporters don't feel this way or don't see it. It's useless.
Posted by: spypeach at March 03, 2016 01:09 PM (nyYhO)

This is such an asinine thing to say. Trump is chanting "USA USA USA" at his rallies and wants to repeal Obamacare (say whatever you want about the individual mandate, he's been clear on that).

Hillary Clinton is a national security threat.

You have the choice to either despair and resign yourself or, wonder of God given wonders, change your mind.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 01:11 PM (xuouz)

1034 Romney and McCain down on Trump.

Headline: Losers don't support Trump
Posted by: blaster

"What is, ripping it off quick DOESN'T hurt less Alex?

Posted by: The GOPe is in Jeopardy at March 03, 2016 01:11 PM (326rv)

1035 Do you mean "stop immigration from a majority-Muslim country"? Or do you mean "stop immigration from any Muslims regardless of which country they come from"?
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16


or?

Posted by: x at March 03, 2016 01:11 PM (nFwvY)

1036 "Looks like two-time failed candidate Mitt Romney is going to be telling Republicans how to get elected. Not a good messenger!"
Donald Trump

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 03, 2016 01:12 PM (wAMRL)

1037 Hillary will be the 21st century LBJ.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 03, 2016 01:12 PM (FkBIv)

1038 Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 03, 2016 01:05 PM (FsuaD)

I think Jane is losing it -- You didn't, by chance, actually touch one of the walls in teh Barrel?

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 03, 2016 01:12 PM (gyKtp)

1039 McCain and Romney. Hmm. Something similar about those two names. Something in common but I just can't put my finger on it at the moment. Maybe it will come to me later.

Posted by: mega machines at March 03, 2016 01:12 PM (fbovC)

1040 I may have put the wrong quote with my comment above. Apologies to chemjeff. Things are moving fast around here.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 03, 2016 01:12 PM (3myMJ)

1041 Posted by: Arson Wells

You throw a out a single apology
for being an a55hole last week and now suddenly you're standing on Mount
Holierthanthou with Mitt to your right hand and passing judgement on
who is and isn't out of line?

Apparently you learned nothing.



Posted by: Mortimer at March 03, 2016 01:12 PM (FOny+)

1042 Chemjeff reminds me of my sister. She'd poke me and poke me and when I finally reacted she'd run squealing to mom about how I was picking on her.

This is what Chemjeff does and the people who wind up suffering for his crap are those who get upset and get mad and say stuff which the mods find objectionable.

(S)HE's been doing that more and more since an ONT where he got a bunch of folks banned for reacting to her/him.

I'm onto you and your crap. Shape up or go away.

Me. I'll just ignore you because you don't have much interesting to say.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 01:12 PM (Xo1Rt)

1043 You need to get up earlier so that you shit on their lawn.



Not the dog, you personally.



Posted by: jwest at March 03, 2016 01:05 PM (Zs4uk)

Why not both?

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 03, 2016 01:12 PM (JO9+V)

1044 Is the Trump Train like the Dukakis Train?
Posted by: fightwinger at March 03, 2016 01:03 PM (sQQU0)

that was a tank.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 01:12 PM (xuouz)

1045 He is convinced (as am I) that the nomination of Trump means the certain election of Hillary.

====

Maybe "the Trumpsters" should tell everyone, esp the elites, to STFU and vote like they're told. GOPe says that works pretty well.

Posted by: Bigby's Cuticle at March 03, 2016 01:12 PM (3ZtZW)

1046 romney is a couch fucker. with a dog riding on top of his car. he's too stupid to be a moron. what a freakin hack. attack hildebeast like that you pussy.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 03, 2016 01:12 PM (ucDmr)

1047 Romney and McCain down on Trump.

Headline: Losers don't support Trump
Posted by: blaster at March 03, 2016 01:08 PM (2Ocf1)


The Mouth-Breather Club For Growth

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 01:12 PM (qCMvj)

1048 1006
"Conservative" is now meaningless. Actually it's worse than meaningless.

"Conservative" when used by Republicans means betrayal now.

It's a magic word that has lost it's Tinkerbell dust but many keep using it like a talisman.
Posted by: Meremortal at March 03, 2016 01:08 PM (3myMJ)


I agree 100% and have said as much myself. I'd rather hear them talk about actual issues and philosophies than just using "conservative" as lazy shorthand.

I think it also has negative connotations in the minds of many people.

Posted by: rickl at March 03, 2016 01:13 PM (zoehZ)

1049
They could still mess things up at the convention.

Depending
on circumstances. If the votes fall their way and Trump is just shy of a
winning number of delegates for the first vote, the second vote would
be up for grabs and that's when the Cabana boy steps onto the stage.

Or his Padron Romney.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 01:03 PM (Xo1Rt)

Cruz is going to be way better positioned if no one has a majority and it goes to a second vote at the convention.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 01:13 PM (OrI3J)

1050 Christie live-stream up now. He's no longer blinking out his SSN in Morse code.

Posted by: Azathoth at March 03, 2016 01:14 PM (t+oGz)

1051 If I were Trump I would just say I just heard on TV that President Romney doesn't approve of my candidacy.

Bless his heart.

Then drop the mike.

Posted by: blaster at March 03, 2016 01:14 PM (2Ocf1)

1052 No wrong again. Many point out that they were
muslim, NOT that they represent all muslims. But we do point out that
present day islam is a fertile breeding ground for that kind of
radicalism.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 01:09 PM (mw8Dm)


Well said. I'm getting awfully tired of the straw man getting whomped on so much. No one has ever said that ALL Muslims were terrorists. It's just as you point out, their religion predisposes an unacceptably high proportion of them towards terrorism, and an even higher proportion of them toward tacitly supporting terrorism.

And to be clear, by "unacceptably high proportion" I don't mean something like 90%. I mean the proportion might be 0.01%, which, given a Muslim population here of ca. 1 million, would imply that 10,000 of them would be candidates for terrorism. And if true, that's unacceptably high, I think we can all agree.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 03, 2016 01:14 PM (oKE6c)

1053 1051 Christie live-stream up now. He's no longer blinking out his SSN in Morse code.

This Christie / trump Bro thing is strange...

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 01:14 PM (/dSsq)

1054 Romney and McCain down on Trump.



Headline: Losers don't support Trump



Apparently.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 03, 2016 01:15 PM (FOny+)

1055

wow, this woman on Rush is awesome

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 01:15 PM (qCMvj)

1056 This is such an asinine thing to say. Trump is chanting "USA USA USA" at his rallies and wants to repeal Obamacare (say whatever you want about the individual mandate, he's been clear on that).

Hillary Clinton is a national security threat.

You have the choice to either despair and resign yourself or, wonder of God given wonders, change your mind.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 01:11 PM (xuouz)

Well if he's chanting then I must be wrong. YES WE CAN. YES WE CAN!!!!

Posted by: spypeach at March 03, 2016 01:15 PM (nyYhO)

1057 McCain and Romney. Hmm. Something similar about those two names. Something in common but I just can't put my finger on it at the moment. Maybe it will come to me later.

Posted by: mega machines at March 03, 2016 01:12 PM (fbovC)

Me either, and I had them both right on tip of my tongue this morning!

Posted by: GOPe at March 03, 2016 01:15 PM (3myMJ)

1058

oh, she's bringing tears...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 01:15 PM (qCMvj)

1059 Trump or Clinton no matter who wins, the result is the same. But trump supporters don't feel this way or don't see it. It's useless. Posted by: spypeach at March 03, 2016 01:09 PM (nyYhO)I know it's the same. Real change would come from a wholesale defenestration of cabinet departments, the elimination of the IRS and a massive wipeout of every federal drone - the ones who burrow in and remain to perform their malignant work, no matter who the sitting president is. See Lois Lerner for a prime example. But absent ISIS being lucky enough to set off a nuke in the center of DC, that won't ever happen.I would love to vote Cruz, and will if he makes it to the general. But Trump is my standing up to the waiter in Chez GOP and hurling back their shit sandwich with a resounding Fuck You!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 03, 2016 01:15 PM (X6fMO)

1060 Cruz is going to be way better positioned if no one has a majority and it goes to a second vote at the convention.

Cruz. Yeah. For sure.

Heh...

*polishes shank*

Posted by: The GOPe at March 03, 2016 01:15 PM (8ZskC)

1061 The closed and open primaries will be a good tell to how much actual Republican support Trump has.

But you have to think that if this is true, what does it say about Cruz that he doesn't get more votes?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 01:15 PM (Xo1Rt)

1062

Kathy from Sun City, AZ

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 01:16 PM (qCMvj)

1063 Whenever I bring up "hey, maybe scapegoating an entire category of people for the crimes of a few is a little bit wrong", I always have the 9/11 hijackers or the San Bernardino terrorists thrown in my face. As if they represent all Muslims.
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 03, 2016 12:59 PM (lVU49)

hey, maybe playing to the game of the race/interest group hustlers is a stupid fricking thing to do?

Immigration policy is thoroughly fucked. Allowing the left to portray any opposition thus is what helped them pass obamacare.

Posted by: The GOPe is in Jeopardy at March 03, 2016 01:16 PM (326rv)

1064 "Conservative" is now meaningless. Actually it's worse than meaningless.



"Conservative" when used by Republicans means betrayal now.



It's a magic word that has lost it's Tinkerbell dust but many keep using it like a talisman.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 03, 2016 01:08 PM (3myMJ)



I agree 100% and have said as much myself. I'd rather hear them
talk about actual issues and philosophies than just using "conservative"
as lazy shorthand.



I think it also has negative connotations in the minds of many people.

Posted by: rickl at March 03, 2016 01:13 PM (zoehZ)

Words only lose meaning if you let your enemies take them from you and redefine them. I refuse to do that.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 01:16 PM (OrI3J)

1065 (S)HE's been doing that more and more since an ONT where he got a bunch of folks banned for reacting to her/him.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 01:12 PM (Xo1Rt)

=============
He did get a major bitch slapping by ace the other day.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 03, 2016 01:16 PM (iQIUe)

1066 What the fuck is all this vitriol at chemjeff about? He's is a regular poster here and a Moron in good standing. You fucking Trump supporters are in rare fucking form today. Shit goddamn, chill the fuck out. You fucking attack someone for their views like a pack of starving hyenas. You ought to be ashamed.

I love this place but I'm not going to subject myself to the rantings of you miserably unhappy people. Have a nice day ripping people apart who don't support your politician.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 03, 2016 01:16 PM (UnJ7w)

1067 i think chemjeff should stick to what he does best: grilling steaks.

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 03, 2016 01:17 PM (ISW4H)

1068 Cruz is going to be way better positioned if no one has a majority and it goes to a second vote at the convention.

Cruz. Yeah. For sure.

Heh...

*polishes shank*
Posted by: The GOPe

Moi?

Posted by: lady Lindsey, scourge of the Senate at March 03, 2016 01:17 PM (326rv)

1069 972 >>> Rush just can't quit Trump, it's like he has a crush on him.

Rush is in the middle of a threesome between Trump and Cruz, from what I can tell.

*grins wickedly and hides brain bleach*
Posted by: LizLem at March 03, 2016 01:04 PM (hvf9s)


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


He likes both. I share the same thing. Tuesday was a difficult day for me when I voted. I wish they could both win.

Posted by: Soona at March 03, 2016 01:17 PM (Fmupd)

1070 Christie live-stream up now. He's no longer blinking out his SSN in Morse code.
Posted by: Azathoth at March 03, 2016 01:14 PM (t+oGz)


c-span?

link?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 01:17 PM (qCMvj)

1071 Second caller on Rush is fun. Total Let it burn.
I approve.

Posted by: votermom at March 03, 2016 01:17 PM (cbfNE)

1072 Whenever I bring up "hey, maybe scapegoating an entire category of people for the crimes of a few is a little bit wrong", I always have the 9/11 hijackers or the San Bernardino terrorists thrown in my face. As if they represent all Muslims.
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 03, 2016 12:59 PM (lVU49)
___________________________

Let's take the muslim terrorists out of the equation for a moment. Even if there had never been thousands of innocent Americans murdered by muslim terrorists in the past few decades, why are we continuing to import millions of foreigners who have pledged their allegiance to a political ideology that opposes the most basic, fundamental tenets of our own? Muslims do not believe in separation of church and state, or in religious freedom, or in freedom of speech, or in free markets, or in civil rights for women, etc., etc.

So why are we bringing them here? And by the millions.

Do you want a clash of civilizations in our homeland? If you don't, why are you supporting policies that make one inevitable?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 03, 2016 01:17 PM (df5V4)

1073 " You fucking Trump supporters"

How about you mod that to "SOME" Trump supporters...

Posted by: Skeezix at March 03, 2016 01:18 PM (WnCSK)

1074 so mitt hates the trump......is that supposed to influence me? because it did.....i'm rethinking my "i can't vote for donald" i'm leaning to being able to if my guy cruz can't gain any traction.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at March 03, 2016 01:18 PM (0O7c5)

1075 chemjeff

I thought He/She was a pretty good sort.. What did He/She do?

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 01:18 PM (/dSsq)

1076 So two past losing candidates for President, McCain and Romney, are going to lecture the rest of us plebes on who we should vote for.

McCain couldn't even handle Whoopie Goldberg on The View and Romney let TFG roll all over him.

Posted by: Cheri at March 03, 2016 01:18 PM (oiNtH)

1077 Joe Pisccapo on FOX Bidness is pretty funny.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 03, 2016 01:18 PM (wAMRL)

1078 Kathy from Sun City, AZ
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 01:16 PM (qCMvj)


I, I, I listened to Kathy from Sun City

Posted by: Steven Van Zandt at March 03, 2016 01:19 PM (12kBq)

1079 Why would he do that? It's his party now. They have no leverage.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 12:56 PM (xuouz)
_______
Yep. Trump has the leverage against the GOP now. Whatever stupid flailings they are doing now are fruitless. Insurgents own the party now.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 03, 2016 01:19 PM (MIKMs)

1080 I need to watch Braveheart again and reacquaint myself with Lord Loughlin and some of the other stalwarts.

They would fit right in today.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 03, 2016 01:19 PM (TnUKj)

1081

CNN will have Trump.
not sure what Fox is up to

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 01:19 PM (qCMvj)

1082 Romney and McCain down on Trump.


Headline: Losers don't support Trump


I like Cruz. I voted for him.

He is not at this time able to garner sufficient crossover to win the general.

I wish he could.
I wish I were taller.
I wish Andrea Tantaros would marry me.


Posted by: Mortimer at March 03, 2016 01:19 PM (FOny+)

1083 Christie live-stream up now. He's no longer blinking out his SSN in Morse code.Posted by: Azathoth



Chris Christie for all the terrible things said about him here, by myself and others, had a novel approach to Islamic terrorism when he was attorney general of New Jersey -- he caught and convicted the wanna-be terrorists BEFORE they killed anyone.

Is that a novel concept, or what?

Posted by: mega machines at March 03, 2016 01:19 PM (fbovC)

1084 rdbrewer- fuck you and the horse you rode in on. Have you even met Romney, or any of the people who have worked with him? I am so tired of you constantly bitching on him. Read what Dean Barnett said about Romney before he died. Yet every fucking time you can snark about the man, you do. This is why you are the stupid in the stupid party- Romney didn't lose in 2012, conservatives did. 4 million voters stayed home and here we are.

Posted by: scott at March 03, 2016 01:19 PM (7S1U8)

1085
Do you mean "stop immigration from a majority-Muslim country"? Or do you mean "stop immigration from any Muslims regardless of which country they come from"?

I mean "stop immigration from any Muslim country." While the bad apples may be a minority, the active terrorists we have seen don't, in my mind, justify letting in unknown quantities while we have possible domestic terrorists in our midst.

And, to be blunt, stop all immigration from any country for a period of five years at the least. We have no obligation to be the world's flophouse.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 03, 2016 01:19 PM (X6fMO)

1086 Words only lose meaning if you let your enemies take them from you and redefine them. I refuse to do that.


Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 01:16 PM (OrI3J)

It's Republicans that have killed the word, not liberals. (In my opinion, not trying to be nasty to you).

Posted by: GOPe at March 03, 2016 01:19 PM (3myMJ)

1087 If I were Trump I would just say I just heard on TV that President Romney doesn't approve of my candidacy.

Bless his heart.

Then drop the mike.
Posted by: blaster


The worst part? I can HEAR him saying it.....

And yet, the Stupid party is ignoring Cruz.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 03, 2016 01:19 PM (326rv)

1088 When Mitt does his presser, I want Trump to be heckling like Clubber Lang. If he has an actual mohawk and feather earrings it's just icing on the cake.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at March 03, 2016 01:19 PM (hU6Xm)

1089 *They could still mess things up at the convention.*

If the only thing that happens at the convention is that anyone other than the leader is given the nomination then I will do something for the first time in my life.

Vote a straight Democrat ticket.

Posted by: Drider at March 03, 2016 01:20 PM (bdzyz)

1090 Yep. Trump has the leverage against the GOP now. Whatever stupid flailings they are doing now are fruitless. Insurgents own the party now.
Posted by: mustbequantum at March 03, 2016 01:19 PM (MIKMs)

--

Trump d'etat

Posted by: votermom at March 03, 2016 01:20 PM (cbfNE)

1091 Christie live-stream up now. He's no longer blinking out his SSN in Morse code.

Posted by: Azathoth at March 03, 2016 01:14 PM (t+oGz)

Commenting on that video yesterday, Rush said Tubby looked like he was in a hostage video.

Posted by: RushBabe at March 03, 2016 01:20 PM (/NEnw)

1092 you can't buy this kind of non-endorsement. it's literally priceless.

Posted by: x at March 03, 2016 01:20 PM (nFwvY)

1093 Guy on Rush is just obliterating the GOPe. Basically said they don't get that this isn't about Trump, it's about destroying them!!

He also pointed out the hypocrisy that if they REALLY wanted to stop Trump, they would force Marco and Kasich out to unify behind Cruz to give him a chance. But they won't, because Cruz is a rock and Trump is a hardplace for them.

The GOPe is stuck and dying and they are scared.

Love it.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 03, 2016 01:20 PM (2PHKP)

1094 You are lodging the standard issue leftist attack, taking a page right out of the democrat playbook, only without the movie stars and the cultural cachet and the monolithic racial/feminist/LGBTQ moral-issues "legitimacy" behind you.

====

Not to gang up.

Politico ran a piece yesterday about who amongst the GOP base [moderates mostly] that they intend to and are targeting for votes. They figure the major block is only their aversion to the Democrat label and that they can work past that with the right kind of persuasion. They'd like that vote, but dissuasion from voting at all works too.

FWIW, I think that's both entirely possible to do and exactly what's going on.

Posted by: Bigby's Cuticle at March 03, 2016 01:20 PM (3ZtZW)

1095 Things are certainly getting nasty here....


Lighten up Francis...

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 01:21 PM (/dSsq)

1096 Read what Dean Barnett said about Romney before he died.


ROMNEY'S DEAD???

Posted by: Mortimer at March 03, 2016 01:21 PM (FOny+)

1097 Do you want a clash of civilizations in our homeland? If you don't, why are you supporting policies that make one inevitable?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 03, 2016 01:17 PM (df5V4)



Now don't you go messing with the perfectly wonderful straw man army that chemjeff commands.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2016 01:21 PM (8ZskC)

1098 Chris Christie for all the terrible things said about him here, by myself and others, had a novel approach to Islamic terrorism when he was attorney general of New Jersey -- he caught and convicted the wanna-be terrorists BEFORE they killed anyone.

Is that a novel concept, or what?
Posted by: mega machines at March 03, 2016 01:19 PM (fbovC)

Das rayciss

Posted by: votermom at March 03, 2016 01:21 PM (cbfNE)

1099 GOPe sock off

Posted by: Meremortal at March 03, 2016 01:21 PM (3myMJ)

1100 1073
So why are we bringing them here? And by the millions.

Do you want a clash of civilizations in our homeland? If you don't, why are you supporting policies that make one inevitable?
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 03, 2016 01:17 PM (df5V4)


^^This. Muslim takeovers of societies begin slowly, then accelerate and become unstoppable. The process is inexorable and it begins with a growing Muslim population.

Posted by: rickl at March 03, 2016 01:21 PM (zoehZ)

1101 Posted by: Arson Wells at March 03, 2016 01:16 PM (UnJ7w)

So says you? I am NOT a trump supporter, but chemjeff is nothing more than a democrat in sheep clothing. THAT i could take, but he insists on misquoting everyone here.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 01:22 PM (mw8Dm)

1102 c-span?

link?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 01:17 PM (qCMvj)


http://original.livestream.com/governorchrischristie

He's laying into the press about the reaction to the other night. His argument has basically been "Hey, that night wasn't about me. It was Trump's. So I chilled out." Sounds like his old self again, TBH.

Posted by: Azathoth at March 03, 2016 01:22 PM (t+oGz)

1103 ROMNEY'S DEAD???


Posted by: Mortimer at March 03, 2016 01:21 PM (FOny+)


Well, he's fucking dead to me, so yeah, sort of.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at March 03, 2016 01:22 PM (RwwCT)

1104 I just don't givaflyinfuk anymore. I'll wait here at home until the revolution begins and then go down fighting in a hail of lead.

Posted by: Hank at March 03, 2016 01:22 PM (MCoXK)

1105 Just taking a short mental vacation for a moment....


Paul Ryan, aka..Gym Rat.

I like that.


Well, back to work now.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 03, 2016 01:22 PM (ptqRm)

1106 Cruz. Yeah. For sure.



Heh...



*polishes shank*

Posted by: The GOPe at March 03, 2016 01:15 PM (8ZskC)

Yep.. me for sure. *starts sharpening the Bowie knife to get Dewhurst's blood off*

Posted by: Ted Cruz -- RINO Slayer at March 03, 2016 01:22 PM (OrI3J)

1107 Romney didn't lose in 2012, conservatives did. 4 million voters stayed home and here we are.
Posted by: scott

My understanding was that GOTV for obama was excellent, and that Romney got more votes in 2012 than McCain did in 2008.

Also, his GOTV process was a shambles.

Can you prove that four million voters stayed home, and that these were conservatives?

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 03, 2016 01:22 PM (326rv)

1108 So, uh, the Republican convention ratings will be astronomical now. GOPe has made it loud and clear what they intend on doing.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 03, 2016 01:22 PM (2PHKP)

1109 Christie live-stream up now. He's no longer blinking out his SSN in Morse code.

Posted by: Azathoth at March 03, 2016 01:14 PM


the Thorazine must have kicked in

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 03, 2016 01:22 PM (ZQfW9)

1110 Many's a bonny young hobbit lassie lost her innocence under yon oak. Aye.

Posted by: Eromero at March 03, 2016 01:22 PM (zLDYs)

1111 Posted by: jwest at March 03, 2016 01:09 PM (Zs4uk)

I don't have Rush on.

However, it does not surprise me that a Donna is talking sensibly

The other donna here who is without ampersands at all times usually does too.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 03, 2016 01:22 PM (u0lmX)

1112
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 01:12 PM (Xo1Rt)

Sometimes I do almost feel like a troll here, even though I am not.
It is just disheartening to see what has become of the right.
I remember there was a discussion here at the HQ, many years ago, maybe around fall of 2011 or so, when the subject of Muslim terrorism came up. There was a lively discussion, several people saying, as now, "ban all the Muslims", but several other people agreeing with people like me saying "that would be wrong, we should ban the terrorists of course but Muslims as a whole are not responsible for the terrorist few". Now it seems as though everyone in that latter group has been driven away, and the default position is "ban all the Muslims", and people who disagree are leftists or liberals or terrorist-sympathizers or whatnot.
Scapegoating isn't a liberal thing or a conservative thing, it is just wrong. It isn't a "leftist argument" to complain and point out scapegoating, it is a correct argument. It's really sad that so many people have just been driven out of their wits. I find it harder and harder to associate myself with conservatives nowadays. I might go full-on Libertarian, who knows.
And now I have to run to class.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 03, 2016 01:22 PM (lVU49)

1113 Libertarian candidate has the weirdest toupee I have ever seen. Sort of a squirrel pelt wrapped around his head.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 03, 2016 01:22 PM (wAMRL)

1114 Hey Ms. Blinky ...


... Glad to see your Hilz Disease is still in remission.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 03, 2016 01:22 PM (UqKfP)

1115 THIS JUST IN: Senator Marco Rubio (R - Gang of Eight) has cancelled two rallies in a row, and may be preparing to suspend his campaign rather than face the prospect of not winning Florida on March 15.

Posted by: Qoheleth at March 03, 2016 01:22 PM (iIzG7)

1116 Trigger warnings for the hobbit-eating tree.

Posted by: Hillary's Love and Kindness Circuit at March 03, 2016 01:23 PM (VdICR)

1117 I think some are on the verge of going Full Amish here.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 03, 2016 01:23 PM (eytER)

1118 @1083 I voted for Cruz too but Trump is going to be the Republican candidate.

I think Romney just cemented it.

And you can marry Andrea Tantaros if you can get her off my jock.

Posted by: blaster at March 03, 2016 01:23 PM (2Ocf1)

1119 an you prove that four million voters stayed home, and that these were conservatives?


Forget it, he's rolling.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2016 01:23 PM (8ZskC)

1120 http://original.livestream.com/governorchrischristie

He's laying into the press about the reaction to the other night. His argument has basically been "Hey, that night wasn't about me. It was Trump's. So I chilled out." Sounds like his old self again, TBH.
Posted by: Azathoth at March 03, 2016 01:22 PM (t+oGz)


thanks

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 01:23 PM (qCMvj)

1121 I don't have Rush on.

However, it does not surprise me that a Donna is talking sensibly

The other donna here who is without ampersands at all times usually does too.
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 03, 2016 01:22 PM (u0lmX)


Why thank You....

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 01:23 PM (/dSsq)

1122 Rush just can't quit Trump, it's like he has a crush on him.

Do you think Rush is watching his step because if he actually disses Teh Donald that he thinks his show could be pulled if Trump actually wins? Seeing how vindictive Trump is, I'd consider it a possibility.

Posted by: RushBabe at March 03, 2016 01:24 PM (/NEnw)

1123
I feel sorry for Israelis. Every effin day that have to dodge the knives of muslims.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 03, 2016 01:24 PM (iQIUe)

1124 Posted by: Arson Wells at March 03, 2016 01:16 PM (UnJ7w)

Just because someone's been here for a long time doesn't meant hey can never be wrong or say something stupid.

Or actively try to bait people.

And donna a while back I would've thought the same thing but lately chemjeff has gotten this wild hair up their butt and appeared to be pruposely baiting people and raising strawmen and when called on it without being polite, some folks got banned and since then chemjeff appears to be doing it more.

Maybe it's because of the seeming attention they got from the mods or maybe they've just slipped a cog over this election (and haven't we all gone a bit off the rails at some point these last 6 months?) and become a bit trollish.

they even have made some good points. Still baiting people with straw men is annoying. And it particularly annoying when the mods don't seem to see it happening.

Oh well.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 01:24 PM (Xo1Rt)

1125 Romney, you had your chance to say these things about a far worse candidate.


Four years ago.

Too late.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 03, 2016 01:24 PM (Qvgg/)

1126 McCain and Romney bash Trump.

Need I say more?

Posted by: eleven at March 03, 2016 01:10 PM (qUNWi)

Give me a microphone and I'dbash him, too. The fact is your guy holds enough liberal positions ('Planned Parenthood is a fabulous organization!')and has enough bad ideas (Smoot-Hawley-like tariffs and trade wars) to cause most right-of-center people to oppose him--which is in fact the case given that Trump does not have a plurality of support among Republican voters.

But sure, let's compare Trump and his detractors. John McCain, for all his faults, once refusedearly release from a hellish North Vietnamese PW camp so as not to hand the enemy a propaganda victory. Mitt Romney's whole life has been an exercise in decency. And then there's your guy, a skeevy slimeball who games eminent domain to roust a little old lady from her home, a guy who makes 'I'd hit that' remarks about his own daughter, a guy who inherited a fortune and who has never known a day of real struggle in his entire miserable life.

Posted by: troyriser at March 03, 2016 01:24 PM (UWlp+)

1127 Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 03, 2016 01:22 PM (lVU49)


Again your making shit up out thin air. I doubt your a chemist. More likely a literature prof, since you make up interesting fictions

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 01:24 PM (mw8Dm)

1128 He also pointed out the hypocrisy that if they REALLY wanted to stop Trump, they would force Marco and Kasich out to unify behind Cruz to give him a chance. But they won't, because Cruz is a rock and Trump is a hardplace for them.

How gauche.

Posted by: lady Lindsey, scourge of the Senate at March 03, 2016 01:25 PM (326rv)

1129 ^^This. Muslim takeovers of societies begin slowly,
then accelerate and become unstoppable. The process is inexorable and
it begins with a growing Muslim population.

Posted by: rickl at March 03, 2016 01:21 PM (zoehZ)


Cultural kudzu.
Notice the restrictions Muslims place on non-Muslim in Islamic countries (e.g., on proselytizing) to make sure their culture doesn't get changed. They know the score.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 03, 2016 01:25 PM (oKE6c)

1130 Posted by: scott at March 03, 2016 01:19 PM (7S1U

romney was never a conservative.....people who stayed home did so for all the times we have been force fed the bullshit candidate from the establishment.

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at March 03, 2016 01:25 PM (0O7c5)

1131 But this is the GOPe attacking its' own frontrunner and sending a failed nominee out to attack him. That is ridiculous and suicidal - and undemocratic.

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

It may be ridiculous and suicidal - but not undemocratic. It is actually the essence of democracy - trying to persuade one side to join your side. In this case, it may have the opposite effect.

Posted by: SH at March 03, 2016 01:25 PM (gmeXX)

1132 Reading the Horde and listening to Rush. Still say Fuck Mitt. I've been for Trump from the start. Now I'll vote Dem if they fuck him over.

Posted by: Beth M at March 03, 2016 01:25 PM (kiy9d)

1133 This thread is full of spittle and flop sweat. We need a new one soon.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 03, 2016 01:25 PM (mBYZv)

1134 Even the nicest regulars can go a little sideways in an election year, I wouldn't get too bent out of shape by it.

Posted by: Max Power at March 03, 2016 01:25 PM (QCc6B)

1135

so Christie is back in NJ
I figured, he has to go repair damage

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 01:26 PM (qCMvj)

1136 THIS JUST IN: Senator Marco Rubio (R - Gang of Eight) has cancelled two
rallies in a row, and may be preparing to suspend his campaign rather
than face the prospect of not winning Florida on March 15.

--

Good news. We would be down to two decent candidates who can debate the merits of their policy perscriptions. Plus a couple of minor candidates we can laugh at.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 03, 2016 01:26 PM (Qvgg/)

1137 let's compare Trump and his detractors. John McCain, for all his faults, once refusedearly release from a hellish North Vietnamese PW camp so as not to hand the enemy a propaganda victory. Mitt Romney's whole life has been an exercise in decency.

And both are fighting Trump more than they fought JEF. And the results show.

And they will fight us again and again. it's their nature.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 03, 2016 01:26 PM (326rv)

1138 "Trump or Clinton no matter who wins, the result is the same. But trump supporters don't feel this way or don't see it. It's useless."
Posted by: spypeach at March 03, 2016 01:09 PM (nyYhO)
---------------------
The result is NOT the same, which is why I will vote for Trump if, God forbid, he is the nominee.
I will not only hold my nose, the way I usually do, but this time will have to bring a barf bag.

We do not KNOW who Trump will put on the Court.
But we KNOW the kind of anti-Constitutional scum Hillary will pick.

And that goes for every other issue.

Plus, if by some miracle Trump won, the GOP will hold Congress --- and they'll fight the Trumpo like they never fought Obama.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 03, 2016 01:26 PM (T/5A0)

1139 The idea that Rubio sees Trump and/or Cruz taking Florida makes me happy.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 03, 2016 01:26 PM (VdICR)

1140 This thread is full of spittle and flop sweat. We need a new one soon.

It will just end up the same way..... Nasty times.... passions are erupting...

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 01:26 PM (/dSsq)

1141 4 million voters stayed home and here we are.

Posted by: scott at March 03, 2016 01:19 PM (7S1U

I read that theory had been debunked by looking out the turnout specifics (precincts) and exit polls.

Didn't Romney get more votes than McCain?

Posted by: Meremortal at March 03, 2016 01:26 PM (3myMJ)

1142 "1127 McCain and Romney bash Trump.

Need I say more?

Posted by: eleven at March 03, 2016 01:10 PM (qUNWi)

Give me a microphone and I'dbash him, too. The fact is your guy holds enough liberal positions ('Planned Parenthood is a fabulous organization!')and has enough bad ideas (Smoot-Hawley-like tariffs and trade wars) to cause most right-of-center people to oppose him--which is in fact the case given that Trump does not have a plurality of support among Republican voters.

But sure, let's compare Trump and his detractors. John McCain, for all his faults, once refusedearly release from a hellish North Vietnamese PW camp so as not to hand the enemy a propaganda victory. Mitt Romney's whole life has been an exercise in decency. And then there's your guy, a skeevy slimeball who games eminent domain to roust a little old lady from her home, a guy who makes 'I'd hit that' remarks about his own daughter, a guy who inherited a fortune and who has never known a day of real struggle in his entire miserable life."

So your for Trump then????

Posted by: Skeezix at March 03, 2016 01:27 PM (WnCSK)

1143 Romney didn't lose in 2012, conservatives did. 4 million voters stayed home and here we are.

Posted by: scott


And the Great Lie of 2012 is again perpetuated by those of sore buttocks...

Posted by: Mortimer at March 03, 2016 01:27 PM (FOny+)

1144 Since McCain and Romney are such losers why didn't Mr Big Balls Alpha Male Winner ride to the rescue and run against Obama instead of sitting on the sideline donating money to Pelosi, Reid, and the Democrat Senatorial Election fund?

Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at March 03, 2016 01:27 PM (qCRLM)

1145 Yeah chemjeff is definitely racebaiting people.

Very unbecoming.

Posted by: eleven at March 03, 2016 01:27 PM (qUNWi)

1146 Ace needs to hire someone to put up new in the morning or whatever the fuck time it is on the eastcoast.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 03, 2016 01:27 PM (A/3fN)

1147
Hamas operatives fear entering tunnels, believe Israel behind collapses

==========
One can only hope so! lol

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 03, 2016 01:27 PM (iQIUe)

1148

Trump about to hit the stage.

What a day.

Trump has the Presidential Flags on set as yesterday.

But, which tie?



Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 01:27 PM (qCMvj)

1149 may be preparing to suspend his campaign rather than face the prospect of not winning Florida on March 15. Posted by: Qoheleth at March 03, 2016 01:22 PM

Ummmmmm...since I don't play 235-dimensional chess, could someone explain why running away from the voters is Good Political Strategy for someone who needs voters?

Posted by: MrScribbler at March 03, 2016 01:27 PM (D+xyy)

1150 If Romney had actually said "You know, Trump's an OK guy, but I think I'm going to endorse Cruz," that might have done some good. Instead we get "OMG this guy actually means the things he said when he endorsed me four years ago! THIS CANNOT STAND!" and it's going to produce more support for Trump.

Bah.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at March 03, 2016 01:28 PM (kCfMX)

1151 What in the actual fuck is going on around here? I just dropped in and see chemjeff getting attacked and now rdbrewer? Both morons in good standing as far as I know. Shits getting pretty nasty people. Stop being internet bullies. Damn, this USED to be a great place to hang out but I find myself not coming by as often as I used to.

Posted by: jewells45 at March 03, 2016 01:28 PM (l/N7H)

1152

1150 comments, no fresh thread

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 01:28 PM (qCMvj)

1153 Umm I am the one deviating from the "GOP frontrunner".


Posted by: chemjeff



what .

a.



hero.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 03, 2016 01:28 PM (FOny+)

1154 Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 03, 2016 01:22 PM (lVU49)

See here's where I think you're off the track. I've never seen anyone say 'ban all Muslims' unless it was part of joking around.

And even if so, I don't think it was meant seriously. But we should think about doing better vetting those we allow in in the future given the things happening in the EU.

And mistating what most believe are the facts gets people riled up.

Maybe instead of making general statements, some quotes would be better? And maybe show how many statements like that were made? Saying 'everyone's saying' is a long overused trick of the liberal media and it sets off alarm bells for any savvy conservative.

It's never any good to make general statements blanketing an entire group without some facts to back it up.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 01:28 PM (Xo1Rt)

1155 After peeling self off ceiling in rage-fueled hissy, I have figured it out: Mitt is jealous of Trump. Mitt had to fight to, finally, second time around, be the candidate. Trump appears to be gaining.

Only a true narcissist would do what Mitt did today. He misses the spotlight. He needs to go back to his mansions and stay there with his 2000 grandchildren. I would bless him for doing this. He totally lost me today in his betrayal of American freedom to vote. Bite moi, Mitt.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 03, 2016 01:28 PM (wAMRL)

1156 Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 03, 2016 01:22 PM

OK, the discussion was in 2011...or five years ago.

The world changes.

Facts change.

And the facts on the ground are these - we have no reliable or credible way to "ban the terrorists." None. You know what the method is? In the paperwork we ask "are you a terrorist?" Yeah, that doesn't work.

So since there's no good way to figure it out, it's reasonable to put a halt to the whole damn thing until we can figure it out. DHS has shown that it is not up to the task, so we need to get the capability...and until we do, I'm quite OK with saying we don't allow any more muslims in, or for that matter anyone from any predominantly-muslism country.

What is disturbing is that a rather plain and evident security protocol like that is being denounced as racist or scapegoating. Well, is it "scapegoating" blacks if I have the police look for a black man who mugged me? No, of course not.

So chill, man. Using hyperbole to miscast someone's opinion is really kind of Clintonian.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 03, 2016 01:29 PM (PFy0L)

1157 So your for Trump then????

Wow...four question marks. I like Cruz but I'll vote for Trump.

Posted by: eleven at March 03, 2016 01:29 PM (qUNWi)

1158 >>> So George Romney said that Barry Goldwater was unfit to be present, didn't have the temperament to be president, was a racist, and was too extreme. And now we have Mittens saying the same things about Trump and all while quoting Reagan's 1964 "A Time for Choosing" speech that was given in support of Goldwater, the guy whose campaign his father helped to sabotage. Good job GOP.
Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 03, 2016 01:10 PM (JxMoP)

As a palette cleanser, and penance for the threesome comment, A Time for Choosing. *swoons*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXBswFfh6AY

Posted by: LizLem at March 03, 2016 01:29 PM (hvf9s)

1159 It's never any good to make general statements blanketing an entire group without some facts to back it up.


Right, Has trump clarified His?

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 01:29 PM (/dSsq)

1160 scott can fuck off, ignore him rb.

spypeach it's not THAT he's chanting, it's WHAT he's chanting.

arson it's not THAT cj doesn't support my candidate, it's WHY he doesn't support my candidate.

All of y'all it's not THAT Trump will win the election, which is looking like a certainty, it's HOW he will win the election: hopefully with the support of those who have kept the memory of the constitution and the purpose of the nation alive, so that if he is indeed the self-serving authoritarian you all claim he is, we, Morons and conservatives everywhere, are a part of his coalition and have his ear, instead of being petty contrarian opponents with purely aesthetic critiques of his proposals. It's called politics.

Talk to you guys in the next thread.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 01:29 PM (xuouz)

1161 We have much to fear from a Trump presidency my fringe.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 03, 2016 01:30 PM (VdICR)

1162 Ah, the flouncers on the march.

No context, no bothering to find out why, just make general assumptions, claim you've been triggered and you're off to greener pastures.

Uh huh.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 03, 2016 01:30 PM (Xo1Rt)

1163 1158
So your for Trump then????



Wow...four question marks.


Think of them as four little blobs of spittle...

Posted by: Mortimer at March 03, 2016 01:30 PM (FOny+)

1164 "... could someone explain why running away from the voters is Good Political Strategy for someone who needs voters?"

If Rubio were to not come in first place - the REAL first place, Marco - in Florida, his own home state, his viability as a candidate would be over, forever. There's already a large Republican contingent in Florida that's disappointed in him and will work against his re-election as Senator. Avoiding the homestate loss saves face and protects his future career.

Posted by: Qoheleth at March 03, 2016 01:30 PM (iIzG7)

1165 Good news everyone! Hillary promised to leave America if Trump is elected.

I'm voting Trump now, for sure.

Posted by: MTF at March 03, 2016 01:31 PM (TxJGV)

1166 No Ace yet and it's half past Noon here.

Time for me to quit lurking in this locker room and head out for the day into what passes for the "real world" for me.

Thanks for filtering the Romney Re-Run show for me, horde. Always the best way to catch things.

Onward, full speed, through the fog....

Posted by: mindful webworker - what is reality? at March 03, 2016 01:31 PM (j+h+K)

1167 If they cant or refuse to properly vet muslims, yeah, no entry.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 03, 2016 01:31 PM (iQIUe)

1168 re-election as Senator.

Rubio isn't running for Senator again is He?

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 01:31 PM (/dSsq)

1169

Christie taking questions.
He's blunt.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 01:31 PM (qCMvj)

1170 If Romney had actually said "You know, Trump's an OK guy, but I think
I'm going to endorse Cruz," that might have done some good. Instead we
get "OMG this guy actually means the things he said when he endorsed me
four years ago! THIS CANNOT STAND!" and it's going to produce more
support for Trump.

--

He wouldn't endorse Cruz, except as a very last resort. He probably planned to endorse Rubiato, but got a call 5 minutes before the speech from their campaign manager, telling him 'Ixnay on the Dorsementay, we might be dropping out.'

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 03, 2016 01:31 PM (Qvgg/)

1171 >>> 1150 comments, no fresh thread
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 01:28 PM (qCMvj)

*sprays Febreze*

Posted by: LizLem at March 03, 2016 01:32 PM (hvf9s)

1172 81 Anybody find the sniper yet?

Ye

Posted by: rickb223

That's not how it works.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at March 03, 2016 01:32 PM (kfcYC)

1173

Christie says he urged Trump to NOT Leave the party.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 01:32 PM (qCMvj)

1174 I voted for McCain because of Palin. Worked the polls that day and was devastated when I went to my car when it was all over and heard O won. Voted for Mitt because what choice did we have. To hell with the GOPe.

Posted by: Beth M at March 03, 2016 01:32 PM (kiy9d)

1175 Sorry to be the downer here (ok, not really), but I don't think the split amongst Republican voters or Horde members goes away after the election.

The primary difference I see is between those who want to preserve the State, no matter what, and those who want to dismantle it and start over.

Most people here, although neither Anarchists or Statists, fall into one of those groups to some degree. And the differences can not be reconciled.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 03, 2016 01:32 PM (UqKfP)

1176 THIS JUST IN: Senator Marco Rubio (R - Gang of Eight) has cancelled two rallies in a row, and may be preparing to suspend his campaign rather than face the prospect of not winning Florida on March 15.

So I guess that means Romney passed his audition for his role as Three Time Loser?

Posted by: DocJ at March 03, 2016 01:32 PM (NYS7S)

1177 I hope Ace wakes up soonish?

Remember, boys, we are all Morons. All after same thing (see Braveheart vs Hilz).

I want you bad boys to go sit in the corner and wait for your spankings. I have had mine today, for supporting that phony Mitt four years ago. Time out for bad boys. Await your punishment.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 03, 2016 01:32 PM (wAMRL)

1178 "Never say never, Deety. You'll be in the voting booth looking at two bubbles

( ) Donald J. Trump
( ) Socialist du Jour

And you'll realize that all of the prevarication and explication and brick-by-brick supporting arguments and the smear tactics and the endorsements and all of it is immaterial next to that binary choice.

The choice between the freedom to be as wrong as Trump clearly is on many issues and the criminalization of unapproved thought."

Sorry, Ghost of Kari, I can't be herded with that particular goad anymore.

The floggings that I have received from the GOPe, may have built up some scar tissue and made me somewhat insensitive.

What about the argument that it may be better to have Hillary win the White House and have her commie initiatives (theoretically) stalled in congress by an intransigent "do nothing" Republican majority congress?

Posted by: Deety at March 03, 2016 01:33 PM (xPWMR)

1179 Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 03, 2016 01:29 PM (PFy0L)

I think during the Apple thread we had a disagreement and you took umbrage with something I said. I apologize. I think it was you. Again I am sorry

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 01:33 PM (mw8Dm)

1180
But sure, let's compare Trump and his detractors. John McCain, for all his faults, once refusedearly release from a hellish North Vietnamese PW camp so as not to hand the enemy a propaganda victory. Mitt Romney's whole life has been an exercise in decency. And then there's your guy, a skeevy slimeball who games eminent domain to roust a little old lady from her home, a guy who makes 'I'd hit that' remarks about his own daughter, a guy who inherited a fortune and who has never known a day of real struggle in his entire miserable life.


If politics were about decency, Mitt would already be in the Oval Office.

But it's not. It's about winning. And then, if you're on the right, enjoying the perks of office while occasionally tossing some red meat to the rubes back home so you can keep your place at the trough. John "I'll build the damn wall!" McStain is a prime example.

Both McCain and Romney had gold-plated opportunities throughout their campaigns to nail Obama to the wall and pry his coke-snorting, dog-eating ass out of the White House. But they held back. Why? Decency? Fear of being called racist? Who knows? But, as has been pointed out on this thread, the GOPe has done more in seven hours to stomp down Trump than they ever have with Obama in seven years.

Where was all this righteous anger about the direction of the country when it was really needed?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 03, 2016 01:33 PM (X6fMO)

1181 1166 Good news everyone! Hillary promised to leave America if Trump is elected.


that what fugitives do

Posted by: x at March 03, 2016 01:33 PM (nFwvY)

1182 @1177...wow. That FOX rejection must have broken his wee heart.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 03, 2016 01:34 PM (wAMRL)

1183 Sorry to be the downer here (ok, not really), but I don't think the split amongst Republican voters or Horde members goes away after the election.

It doesn't. Divorces are often messy and have lots of unintended consequences. But sometimes they have to happen.

Posted by: DocJ at March 03, 2016 01:34 PM (NYS7S)

1184 So your for Trump then????Posted by: Skeezix at March 03, 2016 01:27 PM (WnCSK)

Only if Trump's the GOP nominee and then only for a day. After that I go independent and start looking for a third party. Or a fallout shelter.

Posted by: troyriser at March 03, 2016 01:34 PM (UWlp+)

1185 Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 03, 2016 01:28 PM (wAMRL)

When I held my nose and voted for Romney I thought of him as a Dudley-Do-Right, a Clark Kent with no Superman identity.

He and Trump are matter and anit-matter.

By the way, I'm fine with Trump or Cruz. Trump has already done great service in busting PC-ness and sinking Jeb, imo.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 03, 2016 01:34 PM (3myMJ)

1186 "Wow...four question marks"

I can do 5 if you like...

Posted by: Skeezix at March 03, 2016 01:34 PM (WnCSK)

1187

Christie says he has known Trump for 14 years. He says he knows more about him than Romney does...

heh.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 01:34 PM (qCMvj)

1188 so Teh Empire Strikes Back

meh

who cares

all those republicans who say they will never vote for Trump if he is the nom are just proving the Uni Party theory

Christine Todd Whitman said on BBC radio that she will vote for Hillary

If Willard gets what he wants, a brokered convention, Hillary will win because republicans will not vote for people they didnt want

Uni Party is real happy with that anyway, because given the choice of Trump or Cruz

they pick Hillary

fuck em

Posted by: ThunderB at March 03, 2016 01:35 PM (zOTsN)

1189 Christie doesn't have to wear a collar because he submitted meekly. Rubio may be forced to join Christie behind Mr. Trump, but in a less flattering sartorial state...

Posted by: General Zod at March 03, 2016 01:35 PM (Bdeb0)

1190 Only if Trump's the GOP nominee and then only for a day. After that I go independent and start looking for a third party. Or a fallout shelter.

I am a registered Independent, but I will never vote for a Dem. If Trump is the nominee I will vote for Him...

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 01:35 PM (/dSsq)

1191 i'm always amazed at how upset people can get on teh intarwebz...

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 03, 2016 01:35 PM (ISW4H)

1192 1090 *They could still mess things up at the convention.*

If the only thing that happens at the convention is that anyone other than the leader is given the nomination then I will do something for the first time in my life.

Vote a straight Democrat ticket.
Posted by: Drider at March 03, 2016 01:20 PM (bdzyz)
---------------
Why should the GOP nominate someone who only has 1/3 of the primary votes?

If Trump has a majority of the delegates, if he has the 8-states-with-a-majority-vote required, then he has to be the nominee. He wins on the first ballot.

But if not, they go to a second ballot....and deals are made. And isn't Trump a good deal-maker?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 03, 2016 01:35 PM (T/5A0)

1193 Just saw that an illegal who threatened Trump has been deported.

He's starting already!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 03, 2016 01:35 PM (r9tFS)

1194 @1178 all this talk about spankings. Is this the Castle Anthrax?

Posted by: blaster at March 03, 2016 01:35 PM (2Ocf1)

1195 "Rubio isn't running for Senator again is He?"

I doubt in Florida....

Posted by: Skeezix at March 03, 2016 01:35 PM (WnCSK)

1196 Sorry to be the downer here (ok, not really), but I don't think the split amongst Republican voters or Horde members goes away after the election.

It doesn't. Divorces are often messy and have lots of unintended consequences. But sometimes they have to happen.

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

I don't know. I am finding that the base splits along two camps both of whom feel they have been marginalized. We may have two different ways of wanting to deal with it.

In general, I think we share similar desires. But this may be a very rough patch we just have to get through.

Posted by: SH at March 03, 2016 01:36 PM (gmeXX)

1197 Ghost of kari, I can see you really like Trump and truly believe what he says, that's great and that's your right.

I happen to think he's a lying pandering con-man. I also don't think he will win in a general election because a lot of people will stay home rather than vote for him.

It's really disappointing, I have been counting the days as you all have until obama was out of the white house. Now we have this situation which has everyone tied in knots. It sucks, I think we had a chance to vote for a real conservative this time around and it looks like that's not going to happen. The whole thing just makes me ill.

Posted by: spypeach at March 03, 2016 01:36 PM (nyYhO)

1198 there are FOUR question marks!

Posted by: x at March 03, 2016 01:36 PM (nFwvY)

1199 If Romney had actually said "You know, Trump's an OK
guy, but I think I'm going to endorse Cruz," that might have done some
good. Instead we get "OMG this guy actually means the things he said
when he endorsed me four years ago! THIS CANNOT STAND!" and it's going
to produce more support for Trump. Bah.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at March 03, 2016 01:28 PM


Teh Mutt was merely channeling some of the more virulent Trump-haters here at the HQ.

Did a good job of not foaming at the mouth too obviously, though.

Posted by: MrScribbler at March 03, 2016 01:37 PM (D+xyy)

1200 *polishes shank*
Posted by: The GOPe


No you polish the shiv. Shiv is a noun.

You shank (verb) someone with your shiv (noun).

This lesson has been brought to you by my second grade teacher, Miss Warburton, who wore short skirts and stockings to class every day, and was fresh out of college. Thanks to her my heterosexuality was formed and molded in cement at an early age.

Posted by: mega machines at March 03, 2016 01:37 PM (fbovC)

1201 I am resigned to Trump. I expect President Jesse Ventura out of him. Uninformed, lurching, reactive, melodramatic, egotistical. Maybe I'm wrong. Who knows. If it still is an option in June, I suppose I'll vote for Cruz -- regarding whom, Trump correctly pointed out that he has to accept funding from major donors to run, who expect a quid pro quo.

But consider - Trump is best known for two things: making deals and getting even. His detractors focus on the deal making and the history of liberal donations and associations it has entailed. They expect him to bargain away every promise on day one.

But what about his lust for getting even? With foreigners who have fucked with us, with establishment figures who have fucked with him. And these fights he gets into tend to snowball when his adversaries double down. When he's fucked with as president, the escalation of conflict will also occur and he'll get more and more angry at some of the same people that we hate. He'll grow in office! Or would that be shrink in office?

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at March 03, 2016 01:37 PM (/f6Nd)

1202 1000th!


Dammit.

Posted by: Marco Romo at March 03, 2016 01:37 PM (9eYoy)

1203 THIS JUST IN: Senator Marco Rubio (R - Gang of
Eight) has cancelled two rallies in a row, and may be preparing to
suspend his campaign rather than face the prospect of not winning
Florida on March 15.


Posted by: Qoheleth at March 03, 2016 01:22 PM (iIzG7)

THAT would so totally be humping robot and pudding cup worthy... that would be unconditional surrender by the GOPe.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 01:37 PM (OrI3J)

1204 "Words only lose meaning if you let your enemies take them from you and redefine them."

I'm SEVERELY Conservative!

Posted by: Mittsi at March 03, 2016 01:37 PM (Dttnn)

1205 If I was Trump I'd let someone work to get him on the ballot as an Independent in Ohio, Georgia and Florida. Then let them the GOPe try their brokered convention crap.

But then my temperament is even less suited to the Presidency. That and the fact that like Cruz I was born in Canada.

Trump/Cruz 2016! Cruz/West 2024

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at March 03, 2016 01:38 PM (kfcYC)

1206 It's really disappointing, I have been counting the days as you all have until obama was out of the white house. Now we have this situation which has everyone tied in knots. It sucks, I think we had a chance to vote for a real conservative this time around and it looks like that's not going to happen. The whole thing just makes me ill.
Posted by: spypeach at March 03, 2016 01:36 PM (nyYhO)


things change in the blink of an eye in politics

this has just gotten started

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 01:38 PM (qCMvj)

1207 What about the argument that it may be better to have Hillary win the White House and have her commie initiatives (theoretically) stalled in congress by an intransigent "do nothing" Republican majority congress?


====

That's cool. Can everyone call you a TRAITOR and UNAMAERICAN and etc? You know, like all the previous elections when somebody said, 'McCain? Nah bro, goin 3rd Party.... '

Posted by: Bigby's Cuticle at March 03, 2016 01:38 PM (3ZtZW)

1208 As for the rest of the GOP establishment, Oliver Cromwell's dismissal of the Rump Parliament seems applicable.
---------

It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice.

Ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government.

Ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.

Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess?

Ye have no more religion than my horse. Gold is your God. Which of you have not bartered your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?

Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defiled this sacred place, and turned the Lord's temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices?

Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation. You were deputed here by the people to get grievances redressed, are yourselves become the greatest grievance.

Your country therefore calls upon me to cleanse this Augean stable, by putting a final period to your iniquitous proceedings in this House; and which by God's help, and the strength he has given me, I am now come to do.

I command ye therefore, upon the peril of your lives, to depart immediately out of this place.

Go, get you out! Make haste! Ye venal slaves be gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors.

In the name of God, go!

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 03, 2016 01:38 PM (JxMoP)

1209 1203
1000th!





Dammit.

Posted by: Marco Romo at March 03, 2016 01:37 PM (9eYoy)

One thousand two hundred and third is so totally the new one thousandth.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 01:39 PM (OrI3J)

1210 My take on Mario Romeo cancelling appearances is that he is getting more hair plugs. Anybody else notice his newly lush pelt?

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 03, 2016 01:39 PM (MIKMs)

1211 So has Trump weighed in yet?

Posted by: donna at March 03, 2016 01:39 PM (/dSsq)

1212 "Ummmmmm...since I don't play 235-dimensional chess, could someone explain why running away from the voters is Good Political Strategy for someone who needs voters?"


Maybe as speculated if Rubio's aiming for a brokered convention challenge a great, big sloppy home state loss would really hurt his argument.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 03, 2016 01:39 PM (AbFmZ)

1213

The idea that Rubio sees Trump and/or Cruz taking Florida makes me happy.


That warms that dark cold heart-shaped empty space in my chest.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 03, 2016 01:39 PM (LUgeY)

1214 Good news everyone! Hillary promised to leave America if Trump is elected.

I'm voting Trump now, for sure.

Posted by: MTF

Liberals always threaten this but they never leave do they? Even they realize that their meager talents and baggage would not go anywhere in any other country and that they got lucky to be born in the USA.

Posted by: Cheri at March 03, 2016 01:39 PM (oiNtH)

1215 Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 01:33 PM (mw8Dm)

You don't owe me an apology, NGU. Honest people can disagree honestly, and you are an honest person. I may even let you fuck my sister.

I draw the line at a hug though.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 03, 2016 01:39 PM (eytER)

1216 @SH In general, I think we share similar desires.

I don't agree, and I'm not even a TrumpManiac.

Then again, I left the GOPe in mid-2011 and never looked back so there's that. They just seemed at the time to be too much Of the Donor Class, By the Donor Class, and For the Donor Class - and if anything their response to TrumpMania (and the TrumpManiacs) has only proven me right.

Posted by: DocJ at March 03, 2016 01:39 PM (NYS7S)

1217

More free air time for Trump.

They are feeding into his hands.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 01:39 PM (qCMvj)

1218 From a corn, the mighty ethanol fuel tree did grow.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at March 03, 2016 01:40 PM (ml1PM)

1219 THIS JUST IN: Senator Marco Rubio (R - Gang of Eight) has cancelled two rallies in a row, and may be preparing to suspend his campaign rather than face the prospect of not winning Florida on March 15.

First we here the prospect of gaming the convention.

Now he's ducking his home state? And this should engender confidence, how? Unless he's planning on resurfacing like a turd once that primary is over.

That'll go over well.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 03, 2016 01:40 PM (326rv)

1220 Senator Marco Rubio (R - Gang of
Eight) has cancelled two rallies in a row, and may be preparing to suspend his campaign .
Posted by: Qoheleth at March 03, 2016 01:22 PM (iIzG7)

Is this for realz? Can you provide a link?

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 03, 2016 01:40 PM (Dttnn)

1221 Why should the GOP nominate someone who only has 1/3 of the primary votes?

If Trump has a majority of the delegates, if he has the 8-states-with-a-majority-vote required, then he has to be the nominee. He wins on the first ballot.

But if not, they go to a second ballot....and deals are made. And isn't Trump a good deal-maker?



Why would the GOPe disregard the will of it's base for the last 30?
Doesn't matter how good you can make deals if the other side won't deal.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2016 01:40 PM (SvnHQ)

1222 Romo/Mittens 2016

Posted by: Bitch McConnell at March 03, 2016 01:40 PM (9eYoy)

1223 1203 1000th!


Dammit.

Posted by: Marco Romo


Oh but you overperformed!!!!!!

Posted by: The Holy GOPe at March 03, 2016 01:40 PM (A/3fN)

1224 1208 What about the argument that it may be better to have Hillary win the White House and have her commie initiatives (theoretically) stalled in congress by an intransigent "do nothing" Republican majority congress?
**


Has anyone making that argument been awake the last seven years?


Posted by: Azathoth at March 03, 2016 01:40 PM (t+oGz)

1225 I'm SEVERELY Conservative!

Posted by: Mittsi at March 03, 2016 01:37 PM (Dttnn)

If you have to put a qualifier in front, you are not conservative.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 01:41 PM (OrI3J)

1226 As for the rest of the GOP establishment, Oliver Cromwell's dismissal of the Rump Parliament seems applicable.

----------

Wait is Trump supposed to be Cromwell?

Posted by: SH at March 03, 2016 01:41 PM (gmeXX)

1227 "He's blunt. "


Of course he's blunt.

There's nothing pointy on a round object.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 03, 2016 01:41 PM (ptqRm)

1228 I may even let you fuck my sister.

I draw the line at a hug though.
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 03, 2016 01:39 PM (eytER)

I'd say the same to you about my sister, except shit, have you seen my sister?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 01:41 PM (mw8Dm)

1229 Rubio is probably just concentrating on FL.

I don't think he is giving up.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 03, 2016 01:41 PM (3myMJ)

1230 Posted by: Qoheleth at March 03, 2016 01:30 PM (iIzG7)

Rubio is not running for reelection as a Senator. He's done there.

But if he were to fail in FL, he'll be done as a politico. It'll be off to a think tank or the Sarah Palin circuit.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 03, 2016 01:41 PM (gyKtp)

1231 Did everybody shoot all their bullets? Okay, fix bayonets.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam. at March 03, 2016 01:42 PM (g86xl)

1232 @SH In general, I think we share similar desires.

I don't agree, and I'm not even a TrumpManiac.

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

I didn't mean with the GOPe. I meant those of us anti-Trumpres in teh Cruz camp (i.e., Ace, me), and the many pro-Trumpers or else on this board. I consider myself a member of the base in good standing, but I am no Trump fan.

Posted by: SH at March 03, 2016 01:42 PM (gmeXX)

1233 I always have the 9/11 hijackers or the San Bernardino terrorists thrown in my face. As if they represent all Muslims.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 03, 2016 12:59 PM (lVU49)


Well, unfortunately, they do. As in their actions are doctrinally correct, according to leading scholars of islamic jurisprudence.


Kind of sucks that the only "nice" muslims are the slackers and backsliders of the faith.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 03, 2016 01:42 PM (afR/C)

1234 1177 THIS JUST IN: Senator Marco Rubio (R - Gang of Eight) has cancelled two rallies in a row, and may be preparing to suspend his campaign rather than face the prospect of not winning Florida on March 15.

So I guess that means Romney passed his audition for his role as Three Time Loser?
Posted by: DocJ at March 03, 2016 01:32 PM (NYS7S)


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I imagine even Dondi saw the disaster the GOPe set up by bringing Rombley to the microphone. He's squishy but he's not stupid.

Posted by: Soona at March 03, 2016 01:43 PM (Fmupd)

1235 This thread is starting to get that not-so-fresh smell, kind of like Michael Moore's feet.

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 03, 2016 01:43 PM (vmzNL)

1236 >>But if he were to fail in FL, he'll be done as a politico.

nothing a sweatervest can't fix

Posted by: x at March 03, 2016 01:43 PM (nFwvY)

1237 Why would the GOPe disregard the will of it's base for the last 30?

---------

What about the base that does not want Trump?

Posted by: SH at March 03, 2016 01:43 PM (gmeXX)

1238 You want William Wallace.
You'd settle for Longshanks.
You'll get the pretentious twink that Longshanks threw out the window -- because amnesty uber alles.

Posted by: wooga at March 03, 2016 01:43 PM (gb+PB)

1239 Has anyone visited the amateur Czech porn sites today?

Is that why Ace is late?

Posted by: jwest at March 03, 2016 01:44 PM (Zs4uk)

1240

meh, Trump is so late, again

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 01:44 PM (qCMvj)

1241 Why should the GOP nominate someone who only has 1/3 of the primary votes?



If Trump has a majority of the delegates, if he has the
8-states-with-a-majority-vote required, then he has to be the nominee.
He wins on the first ballot.



But if not, they go to a second ballot....and deals are made. And isn't Trump a good deal-maker?







Why would the GOPe disregard the will of it's base for the last 30?

Doesn't matter how good you can make deals if the other side won't deal.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2016 01:40 PM (SvnHQ)

The rules are majority rules... if 70% (or even 50% + 1) of the delegates are not for Trump, then Trump doesn't win unless he can convince enough people to switch to him to make 50%.
There is NOTHING unfair or cheating about that.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 01:44 PM (OrI3J)

1242 @SH - ah, thanks for that. I misread. We agree.

Posted by: DocJ at March 03, 2016 01:44 PM (NYS7S)

1243 What is Christie saying?

Posted by: IC at March 03, 2016 01:44 PM (a0IVu)

1244 Rubio just needs to swallow his pride and join up as Cruz's VP.

Posted by: Lauren at March 03, 2016 01:44 PM (VchSY)

1245 [ ] Yell at folks in the gray box and change no minds

[x] Post pic of bikini clad Emily Sears


http://tinyurl.com/zqe9zk4

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 01:44 PM (/D5Lf)

1246 "Is that why Ace is late?"



Didn't see him there...




Wait,..
Did I say that out loud?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 03, 2016 01:45 PM (ptqRm)

1247 The State Department has released the personnel file of Hillary's IT guy.

Hobbies include going to DC parks, standing in front of windows with the curtains open, and crossing dark streets at night.


Posted by: Azathoth at March 03, 2016 01:45 PM (t+oGz)

1248 There is NOTHING unfair or cheating about that.

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

Nope.

Posted by: SH at March 03, 2016 01:45 PM (gmeXX)

1249 What is Christie saying?
Posted by: IC at March 03, 2016 01:44 PM (a0IVu)



a lot
fielding a Q&A

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 01:45 PM (qCMvj)

1250
What about the argument that it may be better to have Hillary win the White House and have her commie initiatives (theoretically) stalled in congress by an intransigent "do nothing" Republican majority congress?



Posted by: Deety at March 03, 2016 01:33 PM (xPWMR

The GOP Congress has done such a great job of blocking Obama, hasn't it?

Somehow your scenario does not inspire confidence.


If the GOP had been an actual opposition party since 2010, we wouldn't be talking about Trump as the probable nominee right now. Just why do you think people are so pissed off at the party right now?

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 03, 2016 01:45 PM (u0lmX)

1251 I have feet? Who knew?

Posted by: Michael Moore at March 03, 2016 01:46 PM (9eYoy)

1252 "As in their actions are doctrinally correct, according to leading scholars of islamic jurisprudence."

Yeah, see this is a problem in our Brave New Multiculti world.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 03, 2016 01:46 PM (Dttnn)

1253 What about the base that does not want Trump?

Posted by: SH at March 03, 2016 01:43 PM (gmeXX)

If they want Cruz, they are to be beaten down also

Posted by: Meremortal at March 03, 2016 01:46 PM (3myMJ)

1254 >> Hobbies include going to DC parks, standing in front of
>> windows with the curtains open, and crossing dark streets
>> at night.

They forgot about going fishing in small boats alone.

Posted by: JEM at March 03, 2016 01:46 PM (o+SC1)

1255 This post is getting a little long in the tooth, so I propose some fresh discussion topics.

Romney.

Trump.

Mario.

Cruz.

Crossbows.

Posted by: NotCoach at March 03, 2016 01:46 PM (rsudF)

1256 What has alarmed Mario is most likely the leaked comments from Roger Ailes about how Fox News "can't do" any longer what they've been doing for Mario for months: artificially plump him up and boost his prospects.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 03, 2016 01:47 PM (noWW6)

1257 >>>Wait is Trump supposed to be Cromwell?

Haha, no. I just found the sentiment that Cromwell expressed towards Parliament to be applicable to the current GOP "leadership" and pretty much everyone in the political establishment in general.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 03, 2016 01:47 PM (JxMoP)

1258 Ace was very tired last nite bc of the late nite the day before. Hopefully he caught up on his sleep. He may be doing another pod cast, too.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 03, 2016 01:47 PM (iQIUe)

1259 >> They forgot about going fishing in small boats alone.

And downhill skiing outside the designated boundaries of ski areas.

Posted by: JEM at March 03, 2016 01:47 PM (o+SC1)

1260 Ghost of Lee Atwater - Perfect! Thank you.

My favorite line with regards to all of Congress:

Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation. You were deputed here by the people to get grievances redressed, are yourselves become the greatest grievance.

Posted by: Cheri at March 03, 2016 01:47 PM (oiNtH)

1261 Scapegoating isn't a liberal thing or a conservative thing, it is just wrong. It isn't a "leftist argument" to complain and point out scapegoating, it is a correct argument. It's really sad that so many people have just been driven out of their wits. I find it harder and harder to associate myself with conservatives nowadays. I might go full-on Libertarian, who knows.
And now I have to run to class.
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 03, 2016 01:22 PM (lVU49)

-----

What's happened since then is events -- the Muslims and their sympathizers have made a powerful case against themselves.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at March 03, 2016 01:47 PM (/f6Nd)

1262
I heard there's a hot super model giving out spankings in here..... Am I too late?

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at March 03, 2016 01:48 PM (HSmrB)

1263 1218




More free air time for Trump.



They are feeding into his hands.





Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 01:39 PM (qCMvj)
I was just thinking the same thing. If they wanted to hurt Trump, they probably got the exact opposite, which is rallying even on-the-fence Trump supporters (if Cruz isn't in) folks to his cause, because Fuck Romney and the GOPe.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 03, 2016 01:48 PM (2PHKP)

1264 What about the argument that it may be better to have Hillary win the White House and have her commie initiatives (theoretically) stalled in congress by an intransigent "do nothing" Republican majority congress?

The argument fails from lack of supporting data. As does the argument that "well if we also have the white house..." - as if 2002-2006 didn't happen.

Posted by: DocJ at March 03, 2016 01:48 PM (NYS7S)

1265 "This post is getting a little long in the tooth, so I propose some fresh discussion topics."

Civil War.

War of Northern Aggression!

Rabbit season.

Duck season!

Posted by: torquewrench at March 03, 2016 01:48 PM (noWW6)

1266 One day after winning only one of 11 GOP Super Tuesday primaries, Marco Rubio has canceled planned appearances in Kentucky and Louisiana.

Posted by: mega machines at March 03, 2016 01:48 PM (fbovC)

1267 "Rubio isn't running for Senator again is He?"
---
Of Cuba, maybe.

Posted by: ajmojo at March 03, 2016 01:48 PM (1H9ox)

1268
zerohedge

"Of the 77 businesses Bain invested in under Romney, 22% either went bankrupt or shuttered"

http://www.wsj.com




"bu-bu-bu-but...."

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 03, 2016 01:48 PM (kdS6q)

1269 "This post is getting a little long in the tooth, so I propose some fresh discussion topics."

Civil War.

War of Northern Aggression!

Rabbit season.

Duck season!
---
Rabbit Season!

Posted by: ajmojo at March 03, 2016 01:49 PM (1H9ox)

1270 Romney.
Trump.
Mario.
Cruz.
Crossbows.

Posted by: NotCoach

And the perfect pistol caliber.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at March 03, 2016 01:49 PM (XtAzU)

1271 Hey did Romney also destroy Ace in his BFD speech?


Expiring minds want to know.

Posted by: Lower Class person whose opinions need to be guided at March 03, 2016 01:49 PM (3ZttN)

1272 1184 Sorry to be the downer here (ok, not really), but I don't think the split amongst Republican voters or Horde members goes away after the election.

This is about the crossbows, isn't it?

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at March 03, 2016 01:49 PM (kXzR8)

1273 What has alarmed Mario is most likely the leaked comments from Roger Ailes about how Fox News "can't do" any longer what they've been doing for Mario for months: artificially plump him up and boost his prospects.
Posted by: torquewrench at March 03, 2016 01:47 PM (noWW6)


Fox didn't work.
The NRO hasn't worked.

And they still do not know why?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 01:50 PM (qCMvj)

1274 1260 >> They forgot about going fishing in small boats alone.

And downhill skiing outside the designated boundaries of ski areas.
Posted by: JEM at March 03, 2016 01:47 PM (o+SC1)


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Or flying home-built aircraft with little or no fuel.

Posted by: Soona at March 03, 2016 01:50 PM (Fmupd)

1275 1273 1184 Sorry to be the downer here (ok, not really), but I don't think the split amongst Republican voters or Horde members goes away after the election.

This is about the crossbows, isn't it?
***

Some folks just aren't, and will never be, into lace wigs.

Posted by: Azathoth at March 03, 2016 01:50 PM (t+oGz)

1276 "Rubio just needs to swallow his pride and join up as Cruz's VP."

I always find this suggestion surprising....we hate the establishment so much but lets invite this guy onto the ticket...who the fuck needs him?

Posted by: Skeezix at March 03, 2016 01:51 PM (WnCSK)

1277
Jim Acosta

CNN has learned that House Speaker Paul Ryan had a private dinner with Mitt Romney in Salt Lake City Utah last weekend



Coincidence! Had a 2 for 1 coupon.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 03, 2016 01:51 PM (kdS6q)

1278 1238
What about the base that does not want Trump?
Posted by: SH at March 03, 2016 01:43 PM (gmeXX)
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We don't count.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 03, 2016 01:51 PM (T/5A0)

1279 1277
"Rubio just needs to swallow his pride and join up as Cruz's VP."



I always find this suggestion surprising....we hate the
establishment so much but lets invite this guy onto the ticket...who the
fuck needs him?

Posted by: Skeezix at March 03, 2016 01:51 PM (WnCSK)

I agree. For Cruz to maintain his integrity, this would be one of the worst moves he could make.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 03, 2016 01:52 PM (jxbfJ)

1280 More free air time for Trump.



They are feeding into his hands.





Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 01:39 PM (qCMvj)


Again I say, the GOPe may not like Trump's virtue signalling but their objections have more than a strong whiff of "Please! don't throw me in that thar brier patch!?!" to them.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 01:52 PM (OrI3J)

1281 "And the perfect pistol caliber."



Why, .38 Super of course.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 03, 2016 01:52 PM (AbFmZ)

1282 The rules are majority rules... if 70% (or even 50% + 1) of the delegates are not for Trump, then Trump doesn't win unless he can convince enough people to switch to him to make 50%.
There is NOTHING unfair or cheating about that.



Never said there was.

When it comes to the dealmaking, if the other side won't deal in good conscience, it doesn't matter how good of a deal maker you are.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2016 01:52 PM (SvnHQ)

1283 >>> Has anyone visited the amateur Czech porn sites today? Is that why Ace is late?
Posted by: jwest at March 03, 2016 01:44 PM (Zs4uk)

I picture him eating a giant bowl of Kaboom for bfast while reading the comments and laughing at us, but that's just me.

Or writing a giant movie review!

Posted by: LizLem at March 03, 2016 01:52 PM (hvf9s)

1284 Immigration.

High Immigration/Result *
1800-1810/War of 1812
1815-1845/Mexican-American War
1850-1860/CIVIL WAR
1870-1895/Spanish-American War
1900-1920/World War 1
1970-1990/Gulf War 1
1990-Present/Gulf War 2+War on DrugsNTerror

Note the break from 1920 to 1970. Restrictive immigration plus effective border control and WW2 takin it to armed invaders.
So there is a direct linkage in my mind between immigration and war!

* Poster not responsible for fraudulent conclusions

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at March 03, 2016 01:52 PM (FtrY1)

1285 "CNN has learned that House Speaker Paul Ryan had a private dinner with Mitt Romney in Salt Lake City Utah last weekend
"

See...the F'n Gym Rat does it again.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 03, 2016 01:52 PM (ptqRm)

1286 Fox didn't work.
The NRO hasn't worked.

And they still do not know why?

-----------

I said last night, that they have not helped Rubio as a candidate. They could have challenged Rubio, particularly on gang of 8, which might have led Rubio to take a different tact that could have helped. But I think he always thought they would just carry him.

Cruz (and Trump) - should either win - will have had to overcome some hostile elements.

Posted by: SH at March 03, 2016 01:52 PM (gmeXX)

1287 Romney reminds me of regret sex. I woke up the morning after voting and was like, "ugh- did I really do that?"

Posted by: Marcus T at March 03, 2016 01:52 PM (KaXpV)

1288 Hobbies include going to DC parks, standing in front of windows with the curtains open, and crossing dark streets at night.


Posted by: Azathoth

You neglected to mention my patented method of testing for voltage with my tongue.

Posted by: Geek suicide squad at March 03, 2016 01:52 PM (326rv)

1289 "And the perfect pistol caliber."

Herter's .401 Powermag?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 03, 2016 01:53 PM (TnUKj)

1290
I always find this suggestion surprising....we hate the establishment so much but lets invite this guy onto the ticket...who the fuck needs him?

Posted by: Skeezix at March 03, 2016 01:51 PM (WnCSK)

Reagan/Bush 1980

Posted by: Meremortal at March 03, 2016 01:53 PM (3myMJ)

1291 It doesn't sound like Rubio has quit. According to Breitbart, all he's done is cancel two appearances in Kentucky and Louisiana in lieu of a new appearance in Jacksonville. He's going all in in Florida, which everyone knows he has to do.

I hope Cruz goes all in in Florida too, which as of yesterday was sounding like he might do, since that would probably ensure Rube's defeat.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 03, 2016 01:53 PM (JxMoP)

1292 Posted by: torquewrench at March 03, 2016 01:48 PM (noWW6)

Ginger vs. Mary Ann.

Jeannie vs. Samantha

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 03, 2016 01:53 PM (u0lmX)

1293

some dumbass is questioning why Christie has police/security protection

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 01:53 PM (qCMvj)

1294 1266 "This post is getting a little long in the tooth, so I propose some fresh discussion topics."

Civil War.

War of Northern Aggression!

Rabbit season.

Duck season!

Posted by: torquewrench at March 03, 2016 01:48 PM (noWW6)


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Hardwood/carpet.

Posted by: Soona at March 03, 2016 01:53 PM (Fmupd)

1295 "I agree. For Cruz to maintain his integrity, this would be one of the worst moves he could make."

+1

Posted by: Skeezix at March 03, 2016 01:53 PM (WnCSK)

1296 I agree. For Cruz to maintain his integrity, this would be one of the worst moves he could make.


Posted by: Our Country is Screwed


I've always like the thought of a Cruz/West ticket.

Posted by: Cheri at March 03, 2016 01:53 PM (oiNtH)

1297 "who the fuck needs him?"

Cruz. Rubio's still pulling in about 25% of primary voters. Letting him sit at the VP kiddie table brings those voters in while simultaneously stripping him of any real power.

Posted by: Lauren at March 03, 2016 01:53 PM (VchSY)

1298 Jim Acosta

CNN has learned that House Speaker Paul Ryan had a private dinner with Mitt Romney in Salt Lake City Utah last weekend
----
"MMMMM....I say Paul, have you tried the delicious Chamber of Commerce Dick?"
"Why, no Mittles. I was still devouring this tasty bit of Mexican ass."

Posted by: ajmojo at March 03, 2016 01:54 PM (1H9ox)

1299 Or writing a giant movie review!
***

If he goes to see the new Ghostbusters movie, we're all gonna have to take the day off to read it.

Posted by: Azathoth at March 03, 2016 01:54 PM (t+oGz)

1300 Sorry to be the downer here (ok, not really), but I don't think the split amongst Republican voters or Horde members goes away after the election.


If Cruz is the nominee, I will gladly back him. Never said I wouldn't.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2016 01:54 PM (SvnHQ)

1301 Hillary is probably in a weird place right now.

Wait..do I win now? Wait...will I be in jail? Wait...will Obama pardon me? Wait...Will I have to run against Trump or Cruz or Romney? Wait..I'm getting the shakes...bring me a scotch.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 03, 2016 01:54 PM (2PHKP)

1302 "Rubio just needs to swallow his pride and join up as Cruz's VP."





I always find this suggestion surprising....we hate the

establishment so much but lets invite this guy onto the ticket...who the

fuck needs him?



Posted by: Skeezix at March 03, 2016 01:51 PM (WnCSK)

I agree. For Cruz to maintain his integrity, this would be one of the worst moves he could make.


Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 03, 2016 01:52 PM (jxbfJ)

I would hope for Carson or maybe Rand Paul as VP.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 01:54 PM (OrI3J)

1303 "CNN has learned that House Speaker Paul Ryan had a private dinner with Mitt Romney in Salt Lake City Utah last weekend"

Reminiscing about that winning campaign of theirs, I'm sure.

And what they might have done differently.

Posted by: Qoheleth at March 03, 2016 01:54 PM (iIzG7)

1304 >>> CNN has learned that House Speaker Paul Ryan had a private dinner with Mitt Romney in Salt Lake City Utah last weekend
Coincidence! Had a 2 for 1 coupon.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 03, 2016 01:51 PM (kdS6q)

Ryan was craving some In N' Out and SLC is closer than CA. Obviously! You know I'm right.

Posted by: LizLem at March 03, 2016 01:54 PM (hvf9s)

1305 >> "Of the 77 businesses Bain invested in under Romney, 22%
>> either went bankrupt or shuttered"

In the capital universe that doesn't sound like a bad record, my take has always been you look for a few that you make a killing on, a few you're going to make good but not career-making money on, the rest are just a question of making sure the parachute opens before the flaming crater appears.

Posted by: JEM at March 03, 2016 01:55 PM (o+SC1)

1306 "Rubio's still pulling in about 25% of primary voters"

But he won't be if he exits after a Florida loss...

Posted by: Skeezix at March 03, 2016 01:55 PM (WnCSK)

1307 "Of the 77 businesses Bain invested in under Romney, 22% either went bankrupt or shuttered" bu-bu-bu-but...."Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix


Not to mention about 30 million 'mom and pop' stationary stores that his crowning achievement, 'Staples', killed off.

Posted by: mega machines at March 03, 2016 01:55 PM (fbovC)

1308 Romney, who couldn't dig deeper for a bigger pair against Obama is now the biggest Establishment mouthpiece against our potential nominee. Anagram- how many words can you make out of the word "douchebag".

Posted by: Marcus T at March 03, 2016 01:56 PM (KaXpV)

1309 "And the perfect pistol caliber."



.41 magnum. Bigger than a .357, slightly less boomsticky than a .44 mag.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2016 01:56 PM (SvnHQ)

1310 I'm pretty confident that Rubiato is running third in FLA right now.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 03, 2016 01:56 PM (Qvgg/)

1311 I don't particularly like Trump, never have. I support Cruz.

Yesterday I made my peace with voting for Trump if that who is running against Clinton next November. No way, no how, will I ever vote for a Clinton.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 03, 2016 01:56 PM (TnUKj)

1312 A nice Muslim is like a nice Aztec. Oh sure he isn't ripping out your still beating heart, but he cheers with everyone else when the high priest does it.
Learn about the Koran.

Posted by: votermom at March 03, 2016 01:56 PM (cbfNE)

1313 9mm is the best pistol caliber. The science is settled!

Posted by: Gut that says, "the science is settled!" at March 03, 2016 01:56 PM (9eYoy)

1314 "This post is getting a little long in the tooth, so I propose some fresh discussion topics."



Civil War.



War of Northern Aggression!



Rabbit season.



Duck season!



Posted by: torquewrench at March 03, 2016 01:48 PM (noWW6)





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Hardwood/carpet.

Posted by: Soona at March 03, 2016 01:53 PM


Catapults/Trebuchets

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 03, 2016 01:56 PM (bzd8I)

1315 "MMMMM....I say Paul, have you tried the delicious Chamber of Commerce Dick?"

"Why, no Mittles. I was still devouring this tasty bit of Mexican ass."

LOL.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at March 03, 2016 01:56 PM (wtvvX)

1316 Reagan/Bush 1980

Posted by: Meremortal at March 03, 2016 01:53 PM (3myMJ)


__________________________________

I didn't vote for Ronnie Raygun, twice!, because he picked Georgie Porgie as his running mate!

Love,

NotCoach 3/5/71

P.S. It's my birthday Saturday. But me shit, Morons.

Posted by: NotCoach at March 03, 2016 01:56 PM (rsudF)

1317 Just for the record, I watched Lindsay say that he'd vote for Cruz.

And...CBS this morning showed a picture of Mitt accepting Trump's support last election. Kinda hard to take Mitt seriously after that.

I am still mulling over Norah O'Donnell's incredibly stupid statement from the other day. She said "Trump's support is from men without college degrees and making less than $50,000 a year. Yet Trump does a speech at Mar Largo..." Norah supported the guy that did a speech in front of a fake Greek temple with styrofoam pillars. Did she want Trump to make a speech in front of a picker's shack? Maybe it should be in some Appalachian "holler". You just don't get stupid like that every day.

Posted by: notsothoreau at March 03, 2016 01:57 PM (5HBd1)

1318 So the Ewok is sleeping in this afternoon?

I agree. For Cruz to maintain his integrity, this would be one of the worst moves he could make.


Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 03, 2016 01:52 PM (jxbfJ)


You might argue "party unity" crap, but if he's going to pick a former candidate it should be Carly or Jindal.
If they care about party unity, its time for the GOPe to bend over.

Posted by: Iblis at March 03, 2016 01:57 PM (9221z)

1319 So Ryan is Romney's new "dog on the roof"?

Posted by: Marcus T at March 03, 2016 01:57 PM (KaXpV)

1320 I could see Cruz picking Rand Paul as running mate. Recall the filibuster.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 03, 2016 01:57 PM (Qvgg/)

1321 Cloyd ...

... the Courier Journal in Louisville, KY confirms cancellations in KY and LA. Both states vote Saturday.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 03, 2016 01:57 PM (UqKfP)

1322 "Rubio just needs to swallow his pride and join up as Cruz's VP."

Scott Adams (Dilbert) says that is not possible after Rubio's attacks. Adams has a good track record so far on Trump.

Posted by: scorecard at March 03, 2016 01:58 PM (jN+3o)

1323 1300 Or writing a giant movie review!
***
If he goes to see the new Ghostbusters movie, we're all gonna have to take the day off to read it.
Posted by: Azathoth at March 03, 2016 01:54 PM (t+oGz)
>>>

Will we have to watch the movie to get the review? I mean kind of like you have to watch the Star Wars prequel trilogy to understand the brilliance of the Mr. Plinkett reviews?

Posted by: Serenity Now! at March 03, 2016 01:58 PM (BDZWU)

1324 1306 >> "Of the 77 businesses Bain invested in under Romney, 22%
>> either went bankrupt or shuttered"

In the capital universe that doesn't sound like a bad record, my take has always been you look for a few that you make a killing on, a few you're going to make good but not career-making money on, the rest are just a question of making sure the parachute opens before the flaming crater appears.
Posted by: JEM at March 03, 2016 01:55 PM (o+SC1)

____

Yep 22% is actually very good considering that a lot of the businesses Bain invested in were circling the drain to begin with. That 22% really says 78% of the companies on the verge of bankruptcy that Bain invested in, were saved. Which is pretty damn good.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 03, 2016 01:58 PM (0LHZx)

1325


If Cruz is the nominee, I will gladly back him. Never said I wouldn't.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2016 01:54 PM (SvnHQ)


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


I've always said that I will happily vote for Trump or Cruz.

Posted by: Soona at March 03, 2016 01:58 PM (Fmupd)

1326 "who the fuck needs him?"



Cruz. Rubio's still pulling in about 25% of primary voters. Letting
him sit at the VP kiddie table brings those voters in while
simultaneously stripping him of any real power.

Posted by: Lauren at March 03, 2016 01:53 PM (VchSY)

I MIGHT be OK with this in theory so long as one of the VP's new duties is Presidential food taster.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 01:58 PM (OrI3J)

1327 1304 "CNN has learned that House Speaker Paul Ryan had a private dinner with Mitt Romney in Salt Lake City Utah last weekend"

'Reminiscing about that winning campaign of theirs, I'm sure.

And what they might have done differently.'

PR: Hey Mittens, you ever think what may have happened if we went after Obama like we're going after Trump.

MR: Shut up racist.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at March 03, 2016 01:58 PM (WuRdh)

1328
Permit me to throw some longbows on the bonfire:

Sarah Palin

Thank You, Mitt

Trump's favorables just rose again, as did the veil you willingly wore while being used by the corrupt political establishment who can't afford to lose their power in liberal D.C. Your speech was so silly and contradictory it confirmed the reasons Trump received tens of thousands more votes than you did in your own home state that you governed. Silly man. Could the establishment really not find anyone credible in their holier-than-thou movement to spew the deception you regurgitated today on tv?

www.facebook.com/sarahpalin/

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 03, 2016 01:59 PM (kdS6q)

1329

Wolf to bug eyes re: Romney speech: "That was an amazing speech, you gotta admit"

Bug eyes: "Extraordinary, look, this is a moment in political history"

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 01:59 PM (qCMvj)

1330 Trump's up.

Posted by: Soona at March 03, 2016 01:59 PM (Fmupd)

1331 If trump wins Florida he's 99 delegates closer to the magic number. It's very unlikely Cruz can beat him with Rubio still in the race. I'd gladly support Rubio dropping out all together, but I don't see him being so selfless. Realistically the VP consolation may be enough for him to step aside.

Posted by: Lauren at March 03, 2016 01:59 PM (VchSY)

1332 African/European swallows?

Posted by: eleven at March 03, 2016 01:59 PM (qUNWi)

1333 " 78% of the companies on the verge of bankruptcy"

All 100% were on the verge?

Posted by: Skeezix at March 03, 2016 02:00 PM (WnCSK)

1334 1331 Trump's up.

Posted by: Soona at March 03, 2016 01:59 PM (Fmupd)


_____________________________________

Ace isn't.

Posted by: NotCoach at March 03, 2016 02:00 PM (rsudF)

1335 ...care about party unity, its time for the GOPe...

They don't care. Their career and perks are more important than country or party.

Posted by: scorecard at March 03, 2016 02:00 PM (jN+3o)

1336 Ace must be stunned by the powerful speech Mitt Romney gave. The usurper Trump has been given his due comeuppance and must now retreat from politics. The good order of the Republican Party has been restored. The rightful rulers are once more seated on firmly upon their thrones.

Bless you, Mitt Romney, for taking on the foul excrescence that is the usurper Trump and drumming him from the stage!

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet carries ACME Brand Trump-Stoppers! at March 03, 2016 02:00 PM (hLRSq)

1337 Oops. Just a video.

Posted by: Soona at March 03, 2016 02:00 PM (Fmupd)

1338 Hardwood/carpet.

Posted by: Soona at March 03, 2016 01:53 PM (Fmupd)




Landing strip!

Posted by: Country Singer at March 03, 2016 02:00 PM (8Y7+f)

1339 They break out the big guns to stop....Trump?!?


Not Obama.

Not Hillary!


....Trump.


I'm a Cruz guy, but I swear they're really really tempting me to pull the Trump lever just to see them explode-

just to show the GOPe in living color and live that they will never ever ever get what they want from me again.

Honestly.

I think Cruz would be the better Prez.

But, if it looks like we're running up to a brokered convention-

I'm going Trump.

We'll know pretty much everything after March 15.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 03, 2016 02:00 PM (0cMkb)

1340 Boss is up, and posting

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 03, 2016 02:00 PM (ptqRm)

1341 Nood Trump

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 03, 2016 02:01 PM (TnUKj)

1342 I'm curious, who won't you guys vote for if they are the nominee? I'll start.

Trump: No, won't vote for the man.
Cruz: Yes
Rubio: Yes

Posted by: MostlyRight at March 03, 2016 02:01 PM (XwaJh)

1343 www.facebook.com/sarahpalin/
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 03, 2016 01:59 PM (kdS6q)



thx for link

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 02:01 PM (qCMvj)

1344 Just for the record, I watched Lindsay say that he'd vote for Cruz.





Posted by: notsothoreau at March 03, 2016 01:57 PM (5HBd1)

Just for the record, Miss Lindsey joked the other day that someone could kill Cruz on the floor of the Senate and get off scott free... so not a lot of love lost between the two.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 02:01 PM (OrI3J)

1345 Jindal endorsed Rubio a while back (really disappointed me). But a Cruz/Carson ticket might be good.

Posted by: IC at March 03, 2016 02:01 PM (a0IVu)

1346 Posted by: NotCoach at March 03, 2016 01:56 PM (rsudF)

I understand but Reagan did win twice with him.

After Bush famously called Reagan's economic ideas "voodoo economics".

Ticket balance is a tradition is all I was pointing out.

Cruz will probably pick a Yankee for VP. If he gets a chance to pick anyone.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 03, 2016 02:01 PM (3myMJ)

1347

nood

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 03, 2016 02:02 PM (ZQfW9)

1348 Sarah Palin

Thank You, Mitt

Trump's favorables just rose again, as did the veil you willingly wore while being used by the corrupt political establishment who can't afford to lose their power in liberal D.C. Your speech was so silly and contradictory it confirmed the reasons Trump received tens of thousands more votes than you did in your own home state that you governed. Silly man. Could the establishment really not find anyone credible in their holier-than-thou movement to spew the deception you regurgitated today on tv?

"What is the resulting sound of a heel striking the genitals Alex?

Posted by: GOPe is in Jeopardy at March 03, 2016 02:02 PM (326rv)

1349 If trump wins Florida he's 99 delegates closer to the magic number. It's very unlikely Cruz can beat him with Rubio still in the race. I'd gladly support Rubio dropping out all together, but I don't see him being so selfless. Realistically the VP consolation may be enough for him to step aside.

-----------

I think it is becoming increasingly clear that Rubio doesn't have a shot. L Graham's statement kind of says it all. If I'm advising Rubio, I'm telling him you have a lot of political career left. Save whatever political capital you have left. Go out magnanimously (either neutral and let the voters decide) or anti-Trump. This is not your time.

But get out before you are humiliated in your home state because the next time, you will be the guy who lost his home state. You will be Santorum.

Posted by: SH at March 03, 2016 02:02 PM (gmeXX)

1350 Honestly.



I think Cruz would be the better Prez.



But, if it looks like we're running up to a brokered convention-



I'm going Trump.



We'll know pretty much everything after March 15.



Posted by: naturalfake at March 03, 2016 02:00 PM (0cMkb)

I wouldn't count on anything being settled on the 15th.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 02:02 PM (OrI3J)

1351 Why are they having the debate in Detroit?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 03, 2016 02:03 PM (iQIUe)

1352 Will we have to watch the movie to get the review? I mean kind of like you have to watch the Star Wars prequel trilogy to understand the brilliance of the Mr. Plinkett reviews?
***

I'd rather sandblast my eyeballs than see the new movie. If I wanted to see highly unattractive neurotic man-haters with daddy issues be Not Funny, I'd cruise Tumblr.

Posted by: Azathoth at March 03, 2016 02:03 PM (t+oGz)

1353 Posted by: Meremortal at March 03, 2016 02:01 PM (3myMJ)

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I hate explaining my jokes because that means they are a giant fail.

Posted by: NotCoach at March 03, 2016 02:03 PM (rsudF)

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Posted by: DaveA at March 03, 2016 02:03 PM (DL2i+)

1355 So do we have confirmation if Cruz is still planning to compete hard in Florida?

Posted by: Skeezix at March 03, 2016 02:04 PM (WnCSK)

1356

You'll need greasemonkey

Posted by: DaveA at March 03, 2016 02:04 PM (DL2i+)

1357
I can see landing on D-Day bc there was no other way though I would be shaking in fear.

Going over the top in WW1 - no way!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 03, 2016 02:05 PM (iQIUe)

1358 >> Cruz will probably pick a Yankee for VP. If he gets a
>> chance to pick anyone.

If you're pushing ticket balance then it's going to be a woman of non-WASP extraction, either black or from outside the Old South.

If you're chasing the Trump base you're likely going to pick a flamethrowing WASP woman, but Sarah Palin's damaged goods.

Posted by: JEM at March 03, 2016 02:05 PM (o+SC1)

1359 In audience at Portland waiting for Trump some guy with a TRUMP t shirt that says:

True
Racism
Under
My
Presidency

Libs play the race card every chance they get.

Trump Thursday: on all the am shows, attack by Romney at 11:30, Trump response to Romney and Maine rally now and debate saloon brawl tonight. I'm running out of popcorn.

Posted by: Alf767 at March 03, 2016 02:05 PM (wE/DP)

1360 So do we have confirmation if Cruz is still planning to compete hard in Florida?

Posted by: Skeezix at March 03, 2016 02:04 PM (WnCSK)

Cruz is fighting hard everywhere.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 02:05 PM (OrI3J)

1361 Mitt Romney gives speech attacking Trump at the 'Hinckley Institute'.

Was that 'institute' named after the guy who shot Ronald Reagan?

Posted by: mega machines at March 03, 2016 02:06 PM (fbovC)

1362 What about the argument that it may be better to have Hillary win the White House and have her commie initiatives (theoretically) stalled in congress by an intransigent "do nothing" Republican majority congress?

Posted by: Deety at March 03, 2016 01:33 PM (xPWMR)


You mean that same intransigent Republican congress that blocked all of Obama's commie initiatives?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 03, 2016 02:06 PM (afR/C)

1363 Cruz supporters: too obtuse to realize that if the GOP is ever successful taking Trump out, Cruz would be taken out in less than a day.

Holy f*ck -- look at the extent the GOP is going to so far to take Trump out! If you think Cruz would be able to withstand even a 10th of this, you're delusional.

It's Trump or GOPe. That's it.
You don't have to like it. But get your heads out of the sand.

Posted by: Dancing Queen at March 03, 2016 02:06 PM (lZaEn)

1364 ...is not believable...

Nothing on health care and health care insurance is believable. Trump is as inconsistent as Obama (or are those waivers somehow showing a secret consistency?). GOPe has not done anything they said to get elected (It's too hard the GOPe wine...Obama is too tough...). Roberts had it right. It's a tax and it was listed as 25% of GDP growth in 2015. Idiotic bookkeeping. Not working out well.

Posted by: scorecard at March 03, 2016 02:06 PM (jN+3o)

1365 add
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to greasemonkey user script preferences
options, user settings, included pages

Not nearly as fun as MUMRism's

Posted by: DaveA at March 03, 2016 02:06 PM (DL2i+)

1366 Cruz will probably pick a Yankee for VP. If he gets a chance to pick anyone.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 03, 2016 02:01 PM (3myMJ)

I am drawing a blank... any suggestions?

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 02:07 PM (OrI3J)

1367 Crom! Good thing the jump to top/bottom is working. Mouse wheel might burst into flames after a refresh.

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at March 03, 2016 02:08 PM (FtrY1)

1368 ...Was that 'institute' named after the guy who shot Ronald Reagan? ...

CIA institute? GHWB U?

Posted by: scorecard at March 03, 2016 02:08 PM (jN+3o)

1369 ...I am drawing a blank... any suggestions?...

Christie?

Posted by: scorecard at March 03, 2016 02:09 PM (jN+3o)

1370
I hate explaining my jokes because that means they are a giant fail.

Posted by: NotCoach at March 03, 2016 02:03 PM (rsudF)

I know what you mean Vern. Having to read this fast makes me miss anything at all subtle, apologies.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 03, 2016 02:10 PM (3myMJ)

1371 I disagree.

Trump has to break the 33-35% ceiling to keep the possibility of a brokered convention slim. Mid 40's would do. Above 50 would cinch the deal.

If Trump stays where he is and

If Cruz and Rubio keep splitting the counter-trump vote,
and Kasich takes Ohio, which would keep him in the deal.

We are going to a brokered convention.


If the slow learners and small brains that run the GOP wanted a ticket that won't split the GOP and has a high probability to win it all-

they'd have Rubio drop out today and endorse Cruz.

It's gonna take a while for Rubioids to readjust their thinking-

the longer they wait to give Mario the talk, the less likely that move will succeed.

But, they're idiots so I expect they'll do the worst possible thing.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 03, 2016 02:10 PM (0cMkb)

1372 Oh, noessss! Someone won PB last nite. I bought a ticket this am. I wouldnt had I known.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 03, 2016 02:11 PM (iQIUe)

1373 Cruz supporters: too obtuse to realize that if the
GOP is ever successful taking Trump out, Cruz would be taken out in
less than a day.



Holy f*ck -- look at the extent the GOP is going to so far to take
Trump out! If you think Cruz would be able to withstand even a 10th of
this, you're delusional.



It's Trump or GOPe. That's it.

You don't have to like it. But get your heads out of the sand.



Posted by: Dancing Queen at March 03, 2016 02:06 PM (lZaEn)

DQ... don't you know Breitbart pines for you when you are over here... ummm... gracing us with your presence?

How COULD you cheat on Breitbart that way?!?

Run back there quick and we promise we won't tell.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 02:11 PM (OrI3J)

1374
I am drawing a blank... any suggestions?


Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 02:07 PM (OrI3J)

No, I'm blank too but the tradition is to go for a favorite son/daughter in a big state you need to win.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 03, 2016 02:12 PM (3myMJ)

1375 The choice between the freedom to be as wrong as Trump clearly is on many issues and the criminalization of unapproved thought.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 03, 2016 01:08 PM
This is the scenario I suspect may come to pass. While the Dem alternative is not acceptable in any way, I am not convinced freedom will advance under Trump.

Posted by: freedomfirst at March 03, 2016 02:12 PM (ceoOP)

1376 Hillary Clinton is no LBJ. Lyndon worked the Senate for years. He knew where the bodies were buried. He was a master politician.

Hillary is the worst speaker I think I have ever seen in my life. There are going to be a lot of folks that will quietly vote for anyone but her, if the stupid party will just stop trying to run a loser.

Posted by: notsothoreau at March 03, 2016 02:14 PM (5HBd1)

1377 ..I am drawing a blank... any suggestions?...



Christie?

Posted by: scorecard at March 03, 2016 02:09 PM (jN+3o)


GOSH no... he brings nothing to the table even in his own state. And I am trying to think of someone who is both northern and conservative.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 02:14 PM (OrI3J)

1378 Hillary is the worst speaker I think I have ever seen in my life. There are going to be a lot of folks that will quietly vote for anyone but her

This isn't how dems act. If we're fortunate, they will stay home. or they will write in bernie, or nader, or unicorns.

Those are the likely options, according to history.


Posted by: GOPe is in Jeopardy at March 03, 2016 02:17 PM (326rv)

1379 That is one fine looking tree. Another great piece of art in a (hopefully) continuing series. I can almost hear the leprechauns giggling.

Posted by: goon at March 03, 2016 02:18 PM (gy5kE)

1380 "So many of us shared in our pain. I felt I was in danger, and I felt so many people in that room were in danger. This event erased the great things we've done, Robinson said. "For the first time, Im disappointed to be at Pitt."
=========
Student who voluntarily attended a Nero/Milo lecture. LOL

http://goo.gl/fS6PcH

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 03, 2016 02:25 PM (iQIUe)

1381 Louie Gohmert r tx but he just claimed Trump asked Mittens to do speech to hurt Cruz on varney foxbiz show



Okayyyyyy

Posted by: ginaswo at March 03, 2016 11:21 AM

Yep. That's Louie. A great guy but a little cray-cray sometimes. I was in the courtroom during one of his trials when he was a judge once. A little different. You should have seen the jury. Hoo boy.

Posted by: Lester at March 03, 2016 02:25 PM (2UPXV)

1382 #17 If you skimmed it you read more of it than Trump did.

Posted by: richard mcenroe at March 03, 2016 02:57 PM (Kucy5)

1383 Alberta@794: Thanks for the grounding dose of reality. I saw a mockup photo of the backyard BBQ of the future with a piddling storage tank and took it literally. Clearly, storage of molten lithium salts is not a matter of junkyard engineering.

My lens is 30 x 40 inches from a projection TV. I'm thinking of cutting off corners to leave a more-wieldy 30-inch circle. With a 40+ inch focal length, I can't see the edges contributing much heat, but I can test with a mask before I start chopping. My main summer events are car camping, so the bulk isn't a big deal. The main use might end up being morning coffee and a few hot showers.

Starting in August, I'll have a basement to store dopey projects such as this.

Posted by: Spellcheck at March 03, 2016 03:22 PM (HKBpI)

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