Years ago I was able to score tickets to see a "debate" between Ann Coulter and Al Franken before he went from attempting jokes to becoming one in the Senate. I wish I could say it was more intellectually stimulating than watching Biden and Debbie Wasserman Schultz wax philosophic about the sexual innuendo derived from Obama "turning the economy around."
Truth be told it was a fairly mundane event, Coulter made a lot of good points and Franken cracked jokes that insinuated Coulter was a whore (which was her characterization of it, not mine), which was as much as one could expect from someone who was quarterbacking Air America, the Detroit Lions of radio.
One interesting moment of the evening came when Franken said his family was Republican until Goldwater opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, that's when they became disgusted with the entire party beyond reconciliation.
Bemused by how one man could completely transform the Franken family's political proclivities, Coulter countered with the time honored fact that as a percentage of the party more Republicans supported the law than did Democrats. All it got her was a theater full of boos (it was a mostly Jewish audience, in Los Angeles, the deck was stacked against her from the start).
This stunned me, it was historical fact, and it got booed.
I didn't know what to make of that. The liberals who booed her thought she was either wrong, or just making things up. They didn't even begin to consider whether or not she was being honest. That's when the light to really understanding how liberals think flicked on in my head.
To liberals the ends justify the means, period. So they thought Coulter was just trying to "win" the argument. To them, in pursuit of that goal, truth is a coincidence more than it is an objective. They think we operate in the exact same way they do.
That's why liberals, with Weiner roasted by conservatives as his photos burned holes in our smart phones, salivated over the Palin email dump. Somewhere in that pile they just knew she's tweeted her "dick" too, and now was their chance to find it.
Character is what you do when you think nobody is looking. Instead of being a big fat Weiner, liberals found what we've known all along about Palin, that her worst is better than their best.
That's also why they're always forced to boil their actions down to moral equivalence. Conservatives aren't perfect, therefore abortion is moral, drugs should be legal, it's just sex, hide the decline that the planet has a fever (and it's not because of our private jets), and give socialism a chance.
But they can't say any of it like that, they have to hide behind lies and the isolated personal failings of conservatives, so the savaging of Palin's emails was especially disappointing not only because they hate her so much, but because they can't use them to shield the world from the fact that at it's core liberalism is failure, and if it were a god then Barack Obama is it's only begotten son (they were also supposed to help avenge a Weiner in decline).
This election is going to be a fascinating one, Obama's now materialized record can't hide behind his personality like his past could in 2008. So liberals are going to have to manufacture the mother of all whoppers if they want to beat conservative rhetoric next year. Meanwhile, lets hope all the GOP candidates remember the simple fact that the truth will set us free, and keep us free.Add a comment
To get the most obvious out of the way. John King is a douche...normally I would just use the initials and let your brain do the rest, but he deserves the honor. I get it if the candidates had thirty seconds to answer a question and they were taking so long you could bake a potato by candlelight before their thought could even come to a comma...but thats not what happened here. He was trying to break in after only a few seconds, or maybe it was just his ape tourettes...I don't really care, in my mind he's fired from future debates, because it got really old REALLY fast.
Frank J over at IMAO has some excellent suggestions for how they can get around renegade moderators here.
I like Herman Cain...a lot. Figuring out algebra would be a waste of time with that guy because there's no need to figure out what "x" equals when he'll just tell you plainly. In a way he is totally unqualified to be president because he can identify problems, and offer solutions based on those problems. I mean, honestly, how hard is it to blow some smoke up my ass to reassure me you're not some crazy person who takes this job seriously?
This ain't going to be a vote for prom king. If this debate sets the tone for how the campaign is going to be conducted personality is not going to drive who will win. As much as John King tried to turn it into the Fort Knox of sound bytes, a lot of substance was communicated last night. There was a lot of....stuff...to shovel too. The upside to putting up with it is just that, we put up with it, we don't get s**t for brains eating grins like Zobamabies do with say-nothing buzz words.
Ron Paul's purpose is to prevent the stage from looking like a Cleaver family reunion. The man makes Mr. Magoo with ADD look focused. Someone needs to tell Ashton Kutcher that he can stop now, and the world record for longest running hidden camera prank will never be broken.
At some point Mitt Romney needs to get some guidance from John Edwards... on how to pick a good makeup artist. He looks plastic my foot! He looked a lot more like he snorted lines of pollen backstage before the debate started.
"This or that" was lame, but I guess it was a way to step out of the batters box and figure them out on a more personal level. Ron Paul was asked Blackberry or iPhone and he picked Blackberry...the only thing I can get out of that is if I didn't already have my iPhone I would suddenly want one as a reflection of my take on Ron Paul's decision making abilities.
This is NOT a weak field of candidates. Even people I like, but am going bald scratching my head over, like Michelle Bachmann (in my humble opinion, which has changed after her great performance in this debate), could most definitely take and whoop Obama both on paper, and in the debates. I have no clue how to call it yet, but I can say with...certitude...that Barack Obama is going to walk onto a second term like Biden can tell you who was buried in Grant's Tomb...unless Ron Paul is the nominee.
Romney made the very astute observation that anyone on the stage would make a better president than Obama. If you play that sound byte backwards you'll hear "except for Ron Paul." I know a lot of conservatives would disagree with me on that, but they have to look further than 5 minutes into the future to realize we can't just look to beat Obama, we need to look to someone who wont ruin the conservative/GOP brand...again.
That's how crazy leftists get elected in this country. It's why McCain's defeat in 2008 is a blessing in disguise. We had to go through that to get to where we are today, and today is a much better day to be a Republican than when John McCain asked us to follow him off a cliff, and the only thing holding us back from doing that was...Mike Huckabee?!?Add a comment
So part of the plan to build up Obama's billion dollar war chest is to pump the same rich people he has been demonizing since his inauguration. This time around it's not all roses blooming "communist red" for the president...
...One Democratic financier invited to this month’s dinner, who asked for anonymity because he did not want to anger the White House, said it was ironic that the same president who once criticized bankers as “fat cats” would now invite them to dine at Daniel, where the six-course tasting menu runs to $195 a person.
The donor declined the invitation.
More at The New York Times
I don't blame Obama, he pisses on everthing and thinks it's life giving holy water....
He pees in water traps so his golf balls will start bouncing off them.
God jokes that it rains because Obama "missed."
Am I the only one who thinks the flooding in the south, conservative base of the country, isn't mere coincidence?
When liberals shed tears for him it's not crying, it's baptism.
The Chinese flag...it has yellow....guess where it comes from...
Why would he not expect to see something green sprout up when he "waters" rich people?
I suppose they'll support him again, the richest will be able to innoculate themselves from being hammered and sickled, so they're not concerned that Obama's dismantling of free enterprise will disrupt the lap of luxury their bottom line sits on. When you're worth tens or hundreds of millions of dollars (and more often than not, billions) it's more about being in some cool kid club. At that point your checkbook makes the rules everyone else follows.
To offset those defections, Mr. Obama’s campaign has deployed a corps of loyal Wall Street supporters who have fanned out to defend the president’s record and stoke fatigued donors.
It's nice to know that no amount of privalege of birth, education, networking, wealth, apparent hard work, more wealth, ego stroking, and offers for the honor to tutor Biden in something (it doesn't matter what), will ever be powerful enough to avoid being a victim of "he beats you because he loves you."Add a comment
Did you hear the news! Obama turned the economy around!!! DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz says it and it is so...
Unfortunately, I'm sorry to say, Biden in a skirt is 1000% right...
The scouring over, and live blogging of Palin's emails from her time as governor is easily one of the most pathetic things I've seen the media do in my adult life thus far. I couldn't think of a more blatant attempt to distract from real stories, such as Weinergate (and that we now know he tweets to 17 year olds too), or the fall of the Obama's bin Laden bounce....
In any case, for the foreseeable future we'll hear from them all things Palin. Maybe they'll even find a recipe for moose gravy. Maybe they'll find themselves in a position to hide something like this...
I love 30 Rock, it's a brilliantly hilarious show. I don't like Alec Baldwin...at all...but I love him on that show.
That's why I wish he'd just shut up and act...
Weiner is a modern human being. So he ensnared himself in things that modern humans do. When I first heard about his problems, I snickered and made jokes, too. Now, I'm sad for him, his family, his district and his colleagues.
Let he who is without sin.....
If you must, the rest is at The Huffington Post
Let me finish that for you Alec....CAST THE FIRST STONE? Is this really on the same level of Jesus admonishing the Pharisees against a penalty of death for an adultress? Why even bother writing an entire column about it, its obviously the only real thing he had to say..."if you've even so much as jaywalked then shut your hole."
I know he's trying to capture the spirit of the quote, liberals are really good at that, it's how we glean a right to abortion out of the 4th amendment. By the way, how does a shill for PETA feel about infanticide?
I personally have cast a lot of stones at Weiner over this, but I DON'T WANT TO END HIS LIFE! I just want him to find a new job....one that doesn't put the public trust and treasure at his mercy.
I'm hardly alone on this, even the Democrats are starting to circle the wagon around the guy. I'm not sure if they're doing it for PR reasons or this is just a bunch of extreme lefties who think even Prius's leave too big of a carbon footprint....either way, wagons are being circled.
I could ask the rhetorical question why Baldwin is choosing to be the one guy to excuse this degenerate, but we already know its because he views himself a man of vision who doesn't see a degenerate, but rather an everyman who merely needs cybersex to take the edge off his day (that was the point of his article, by the way).
I choose a glass of wine, or beer...is that like cheating on my wife? What if I was addicted to "buttery nipple" shots?
Alex Baldwin isn't really asking us to forgive and forget how gross Weiner is, he's telling us that only his beautiful mind sees Weiner for the Joe-Six-Pack he really is. So the rest of us losers need to hop on board the "tweet your dick to a stranger" bandwagon Baldwin is conducting, lest we get stuck in Squaresville with other normal....hopefully I can say this without vomiting....Americans.Add a comment
While it hasn't been all Weiner all the time, I really do need to move on to more important stuff...like how Newt Gingrich might want to cancel any future vacations until he's as certain as we are he will never win the GOP nomination for president.
Really Newt? Why are you going to Greece NOW. Is Paul Ryan over there trying to help them out, and begging for party poopers to join him? Was not eating the deposit on your cruise worth punting a run for president?
Wow, I was once a huge fan of him running too.....sigh......Ok, back to Weiner.
A wedding where a Jew is marrying a Muslim, officiated by an impeached President...What could go wrong?"
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I've got to be honest, I'm ready to talk about something else....but this SOB brought it back to the forefront by admitting he did, in fact, Tweet his junk. Then he releases the bombshell that his wife is pregnant....so now I'm not done yet either...
10. His birth certificate shows his real first and middle names, respectively, are Oscar and Mayer...
9. He hates smart phones because they often refuse to send out his pictures.
8. Even though he's a committed Mets fan, he has been repeatedly caught "liking" The Yankees on Facebook.
7. He was one of the before models for Extense...and the only adult they ever hired for that job.
6. Every mistress, even the ones who only tweeted with him once, has received a copy of Norton's antivirus.
5. There's a rock solid reason he never shares his "tic tacs."
4. He once described his "unit" as "the only conservative bone" in his body.
3. He paid a video game company to make a computer generated version of himself that could have sex with Lara Croft...she turned him down.
2. As a teen he exposed himself so much his female classmates referred to him as "The Big Apple."
1. Weiner owns the patent to Shake Weight.
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