reader4life FTW


FDL via TGW:

“Don’t know why there’s any question as to who should be the 2012 Republican presidential candidate. Obama should run for the GOP and the Democrats should find a REAL Democrat to oppose him!”
reader4life July 8th, 2011 at 10:47 pm, comment #216

There is a very well qualified Democrat at Foggy Bottom


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24 Responses to reader4life FTW

  1. votermom says:

    Actually, not even the GOP want him. He’s a neo-corpocrat.

  2. WMCB says:

    I agree with votermom. The GOP wouldn’t want him on their side – he serves better as a useful foil on the “other” side.

    As for the grassroots out here, both right and left, we want to clean house. Both legacy parties have been stinking up the joint for too too long.

  3. WMCB says:

    OT: The rest of the article is mostly crap (go figure), but Mark Steyn is funny as heck in describing the Gunwalker scandal (that the MSM is trying hard not to cover.) Of course, he forgets to add that people are turning up dead because of it:

    Or consider “Operation Fast and Furious,” about which nothing is happening terribly fast and over which Americans should be furious. The official explanation is that the federal government used stimulus funding to buy guns from Arizona gun shops for known criminals to funnel to Mexican drug cartels. As I said, that’s the official explanation: As soon as your head stops spinning, we’ll resume the narrative.

    Supposedly, United States taxpayers were picking up the tab for Mexican drug lords’ weaponry in order that the ATF could identify high-up gun-traffickers. But, as it turns out, these high-up gun-traffickers were already known to other agencies — FBI, DEA, and other big-spending acronyms in the great fetid ooze of federal alphabet soup in which this republic is drowning. And, indeed, some of those high-ups are said to have been paid informants for those various federal agencies.

    So, in case you’re wondering why Obama’s second annual Recovery Summer is a wee bit sluggish at your end, relax: Stimulus dollars went to fund one federal agency to buy guns for the paid informants of another federal agency to funnel to foreign criminals in order that the first federal agency might identify the paid informants of the second federal agency.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/271419/selective-shaming-mark-steyn

    • 1539days says:

      At least Reagan didn’t ONLY give weapons to the Sandinistas.

      • yttik says:

        Ha! Yes, I remember the good old days when America actually got something out of all the deals and corruption. It’s almost funny how bad it’s gotten, now we’re just as corrupt but we aren’t allowed to get anything out of it. The war in Iraq is pretty awful, but at least when it was a war for oil it had a purpose. Next we were “liberating” Iraqis, but now we aren’t even suppose to take credit for that. When you take away all the motive, even the corrupt payoff, you’re left with nothing but a WTF?? What are we doing in Iraq, Afganistan, Egypt, Pakistan…? Why are we giving Mexico guns? WTF ?

  4. votermom says:

    This cracks me up. From a comment in c4p

    Apparently the Hollywood Gold Cup horse race was today and the winner was First Dude.
    2nd place went to Game On Dude.

    First Dude is a colt of sire Stephen Get Even and dam Run Sarah Run.

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/07/09/2307320/first-dude-is-first-in-hollywood.html

  5. Dario says:

    Obama is right where the Republicans want him, checkmated. Obama could have, but he folded in December 2010 against his best interest and extended the Bush tax cuts. That would have helped the deficit, would have given him room to maneuver to spend in infrastructure. Republicans have nothing to lose by forcing Obama to cut spending while he watches the economy flatline.
    Americans will blame Obama and the Democrats 100 percent.

    :Boehner to seek smaller $2 trillion deal

    WASHINGTON – House Speaker John Boehner has informed president Barack Obama that he wants to pursue a smaller $2 trillion deficit reduction deal, not the larger effort sought by the White House.
    Boehner said the White House wanted tax increases in a deficit reduction deal of as much as $4 trillion over 10 years.

    more at link

    “Boehner has informed president…”

    Whack!

  6. 1539days says:

    What? We have customized comment boxes now?

    Put your $.02 here: Cancel reply

  7. WMCB says:

    Interesting. Evidently some of the lawyers who plan to challenge Obamacare in court are going to do so on the basis of Roe v.Wade.

    Medical privacy rights. Insurers are privy to all your medical information. To force one to be insured or pay a fine is to force one to give up the right to medical privacy.

    I don’t know if it will fly, but it’s a unique twist of an argument.

  8. Dario says:

    Somebody should tell Pelosi that Obama has no use or respect for her.

    Has Nancy Pelosi Been Marginalized in the Debt Debate?

    At Thursday’s White House meeting between President Obama and congressional leaders, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner laid out in stark terms the awful economic repercussions of allowing the debt ceiling to lapse. Everyone in the room agreed that defaulting on U.S. debt would be disastrous and that something must be done. At that point, Nancy Pelosi asked: Why couldn’t the debt ceiling be decoupled from deficit reduction?
    Her query, after so many weeks of reports and talks centered on deficit reduction tied to a debt ceiling deal, visibly surprised some leaders in the room, several Republican and Democratic sources say. Obama politely informed the House Minority Leader, those same sources say, that that train had left the station weeks ago.
    snip
    But some Republican and Democratic sources point to Pelosi’s question in Thursday’s meeting as one that highlights how out of touch Pelosi has become on policy as she crisscrosses the country fundraising and recruiting candidates, working to regain the majority and her speakership. The President, these same sources suggested, could rely on House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer to deliver moderate Democrats to help pass the debt ceiling, thus circumventing Pelosi.”I think it’s clear she is not taken seriously by White House, Senate and Republican leadership,” said one Democratic member on the condition of anonymity. Pelosi’s staff, while confirming that she posed the question in Thursday’s meeting, scoffed at the idea she’s not deeply involved in policy. “Leader Pelosi knows how to walk and eat chocolate at the same time,” Hammill said.
    snip

    • 1539days says:

      Pelosi is not the Speaker of the House which means she’s meaningless according to the Constitution.

      • Dario says:

        True, but minority leaders are usually respected and have power in that they can deliver or withhold votes for bills that the speaker wants to pass. That’s the case right now. Boehner won’t have the votes necessary to increase the debt ceiling because a few Republican representatives will vote “nay”. Pelosi would, with another president, be treated with respect and lobbied to pass the bill. But not Obama. He knows that Pelosi is useless to him now. The Blue Dogs who dislike Pelosi and are closer to Hoyer will deliver the votes to Obama and Boehner.

  9. ralphb says:

    Andrew Ferguson humorously fillets Jon Huntsman.

    The Rethinking Man’s Candidate

    Covering political campaigns can be a dull, remorseless duty, but at least the reporters who gathered in Liberty State Park, New Jersey, on June 21 to see Jon Huntsman announce his presidential candidacy have this compensation: Someday they’ll be able to chuck their grandchildren under the chin and tell them, “Yes, kids, I was there when the Huntsman campaign peaked.”

  10. New post up. Get dancing or else. You deserve a break today.

  11. Dario says:

    I decided to check out Talk Left, and BTD is upset that Obama has been played by Boehner. The best comment is this one though:

    Boehner is the Master 11 dimensional chess player (none / 0) (#6)
    by Dan the Man on Sat Jul 09, 2011 at 09:45:43 PM EST
    First Boehner says he wants to cut medicare/social security. Then Obama says me too!! Then Boehner says nope, hate cutting medicare/social security because we wanna keep the government hands off your medicare/social security. Then Republicans will run ads against Obama for supporting cuts in medicare/social security. 11 dimensional chess player at its very best.
    By the way doesn’t this prove me right? As I said before, the best way to prevent social security/medicare cuts was to have Republicans control the House because, whether or not Obama is just plain stupid or just plain evil, House Republicans would be smart enough to oppose medicare/social security cuts if Obama actually got out and supported the cuts.

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