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Send in the clowns

Send in the clowns

You will understand what I mean later, I’m just waiting for 100% verification before I run the post.

But enough of the tease, untl then:


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It’s impossible to understate how little I care about who Trump endorses. Newt, Romney, who … cares. This guy gets far too much attention and will end up being nothing but a political liability.

Ah, the coveted Donald Trump endorsement. Well, it’s all over now.

‘Union membership dwindling in Wisconsin’ – This is big. Mitch Daniels just signed the bill making Indiana a right-to-work state. Dwindling union membership is synonymous with dwindling DNC cash on hand.

    I wish Walker were my Governor … or my President!

      BarbaCat in reply to Say_What. | February 2, 2012 at 3:33 pm

      Waaaaa! Me too! I was born in Wisconsin, but now live in Washington State. I can hardly stand what’s going on!!

    And, do you recall how many ‘conservatives’ dissed Daniels when he didn’t deal with the RTW law during the 2010 budgetary session?

    He was called a ‘wimp’ by many, because he wasn’t following in the footsteps of Walker (who, btw supported Daniels) or Kasich, who overreached in his RTW and collective bargaining legislation. Instead, Daniels focused on a school and local municipal reform agenda, passing that and shouldering all the conservative catcalls.

    Now, Daniels has quietly passed his RTW law, and again not with any falderal, just with the simplicity of using correct timing, and having the steady temperament to see beyond the drum beat of conservative, imprudence and impatience.

    Something to think about as you disassemble people like Ann Coulter and anyone else who is a Romney or Santorum supporter over someone as unlikable and unpredictable as Gingrich.

      Henry Hawkins in reply to tsr. | February 2, 2012 at 1:46 pm

      Yeah! We hate those conservatives! Get ’em! GET ‘EM!

        Estragon in reply to Henry Hawkins. | February 2, 2012 at 4:58 pm

        It’s not that you hate conservatives, it is your inability to identify them that concerns.

        A guy who has spent the last 20 years stabbing conservatives in the back throws a little red meat into your cages, and all the years of abuse are forgiven.

        You still better flinch when you see Newt coming, because it is more likely the cattle prod than the steak scraps.

      hrh40 in reply to tsr. | February 2, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      And Mitch Daniels, President Bush’s budget director, oversaw the beginning of the Big Government spending orgy upon which we are currently participating.

      What’s your point?

        tsr in reply to hrh40. | February 2, 2012 at 3:16 pm

        Daniels did not create Bush’s budget faux pas, simply ran the budget the best he could given the budgetary perimeters he was given by Bush.

        Daniels has often addressed this inability to be his own man on budgetary matters, which is why he ran for governor of Indiana, where he could then administer his own budget. And, if you know anything about Indiana, you are aware that it is one of the best managed states in the union.

        So, what was your point all about, other than pointless?

    stevewhitemd in reply to Henry Hawkins. | February 2, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Indiana and Wisconsin will indeed to well. I live half-way in-between and sadly, there isn’t one chance at all that my governor will sign a right to work law.

Windy City Commentary | February 2, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Last night Drudge had the big headline that Trump would endorse Newt; he was sure to mention that Trump also gave $50,000 to Rahm Emmanuel. Surprise, surprise; Drudge has now taken down the link of Trump’s donation to Emmanuel. Drudge is so in the tank for Romney.

Romney may regret the Donald’s endorsement:

    Say_What in reply to TennOne. | February 2, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Didn’t Trump go bankrupt and his father had to help him out of it? I guess boys with rich daddys have to stick together.

      stevewhitemd in reply to Say_What. | February 2, 2012 at 1:32 pm

      As I recall it wasn’t that he went bankrupt in his personal finances but rather that one of his several enterprises went bankrupt. In fact it may have been more than one. But that’s a commercial bankruptcy which is different (I suppose). It meant that he had to turn over the development (office tower, I think) back to the banks.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | February 2, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Trump donated to Harry Reid’s re-election in the 2010 cycle. He’s always been liberal to me.

I think he started reading Joseph Farha’s birther central site, WorldNetDaily, and decided he wanted to be a birther. To promote his birther ideas, he decided to pretend to be conservative.

It’s horrible that Greta gives him such a large megaphone to spew his endless self promotion.

“Sup. Ct. Justice Ginsburg – Egypt should not look to U.S. Constitution as model.”

The incredible irony here is that Ginsburg is an advocate of applying foreign law in US cases.

There’s nothing funnier than a clown with a bad comb-over.

Want to bet that the Romney people who will sing hosannas about a Trump endorsement are some of the same people saying “who cares about a Palin endorsement?” I’m not saying either one is that critical but it seems like Palin has a conservative base that the Donald doesn’t.

Ginsburg prefers the coin toss model of international law.

Trump supports Romney; Romney supports automatic increases in the minimum wage. The circus has come to town.

“Well look I think that he is a little bit wild. A little bit … some have compared him to P.T. Barnum and the rise of the Barnum and Bailey Circus. He is one of the great showman of our lifetime. He is very clever at getting news media attention. And he’s in his “Apprentice” candidate phase. That’s fine. He brings a level of excitement and life — a lot more folks will talk about the Republican ticket in the next few weeks because of Donald Trump. I’m all for him being an active Republican, then at some point he’s got to settle down…. But for the moment it’s a bit like watching American Idol. We have the newest guest star.”

–Newt Gingrich via ThinkProgress

“This is one of the biggest things I’m going to be pushing back on this year, this notion that this is somehow class warfare, that we’re trying to stir up envy,” Obama said. “Nobody envies rich people, everybody wants to be rich. Everybody aspires to be rich, and everybody understands you’ve got work hard to be successful. That’s the American way.”

They just want to raise their taxes because they love them so much.

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Trump and Coulter are both irrelevant.

But they make great sideshows!

Will the Trump endorsement of Romney headline read something like “Shameless Opportunist Endorses Fellow Shameless Opportunist?”

DINORightMarie | February 2, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Sup. Ct. Justice Ginsburg – Egypt should not look to U.S. Constitution as model.

Apparently she does not see the mess in the Middle East as a bad think; she sees it as “a real democracy” or something.

Is she senile? Delusional? Or just a typical extra-Constitutional pinko-socialist liberal?

Yeah, all of the above.

    DINORightMarie in reply to DINORightMarie. | February 2, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Is Justice Ginsburg Jewish? If so, I’m surprised they would receive her and let her speak.

    Also, since she is a woman, I wonder they didn’t require her head to be covered – or speak to a group of men.

    This is honestly scary. Even the most die hard liberal wouldn’t have said this 10 years ago, never mind a supreme court justice. Bogles the mind… SOUTH AFRICA? That’s your example of a functioning constitutional democracy?

Watched Rep. Clay denounce the “witch hunt” (my words, not his, though he did come close to saying it) being run by Rep. Issa. Really, don’t Democrats have any better talking points than to say that Republicans came to a conclusion before there was any evidence that something was wrong? And doesn’t the actual public record show otherwise? More grandstanding by Democrats to protect the “Won’s” own.

Henry Hawkins | February 2, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Well, isn’t this special…. AG Holder has several prosecutors in the DoJ caught taking bribes but he won’t action them because he doesn’t want it known he has, well, several prosecutors in the DoJ caught taking bribes. They’re still on the job, paid by us:

Henry Hawkins | February 2, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Buy, that didn’t take long. The DNC has got Romney’s “not concerned with the poor” gaffe already folded into an attack ad:

Great work, Mitt. With Magnum Electability, you don’t need to think about what you say before you say it.

Newt gets the Donald’s blessing. Well, it’s better than the Meghan McCain endorsement won by the Mittster. That ought to be radioactive.

Patiently waiting for the clowns. What? You meant Trump? C’mon, Prof. I thought you had NEWS!

Midwest Rhino | February 2, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Trump could make good coin from team Obama for running third party. Krauthammer would applaud it as good capitalism.

But first Trump will collect some accolades from Drudge for hinting he will support Romney? Matt and Mitt don’t know whether to praise the Donald or attack him. Fortunately they can flip flop on a dime.

The Donald is probably holding a silent auction now … last offer … $20 million, ambassadorship to Italy, 10 nights in the Lincoln bedroom?

Rush confirmed with Trump that he’ll come out for Mittens.

Nobody can say Trump doesn’t know how to keep his bread buttered.

Byron York tweets (18 minutes ago):

Trump on Romney, 12/7/11: ‘He really wants my endorsement. I mean, he wants it very badly.’

Midwest Rhino | February 2, 2012 at 3:25 pm

That’s Trump schooling Romney on “The Art of the Deal” … next Trump will get a little shakey, squeeze some more from Romney. Mitt will have to appear on one of The Donald’s shows.

Bidding is still open …. 🙂

Send in the clowns…

Don’t bother; they’re here…

Trump is cut from the same clothe as Newt. They are both megalomaniacs. His endorsement is an empty one, meaning he simply wants a ride on someone’s coattails, as well as a microphone to announce it in a grandiose fashion. Gingrich is actually better off without it.

Newt, however, was verbally high-fiving his aides yesterday, in anticipating the nod from The Donald. Now, he will have no choice but to denounce Trump, trashing him as being nothing but a progressive liberal (or, something along that line), adding him to a long list of others not buying into the mantra that Newt is “The One.”

I must say that the official conservative side of the aisle is growing smaller by the day!

Also, for those of you wanting to watch some of Gingrich’s finer moments as a “true” conservative, these film clips will be a warm and fuzzy experience for you.

    Darkstar58 in reply to tsr. | February 2, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    I really don’t understand why people run out some cherry-picked moments from Newt on a few things he has since admitted he was wrong on, and given extremely detailed reasons why, when everything people hint Newt might support Mitt actually put into place.

    Individual mandate – yep, Mitt not only supports that to this day, but also put it into actual action being the first to do so in about 100 years of Democrat trying. When on his “love my bill” tour, he openly bragged about how Kennedy was the key to its success – going as far as to have him on stage right behind him when announcing it.

    Climate Change – yep, Mitt is the first Governor to implement Cap & Tax; openly bragging about being the “first and only” to put massive restrictions on power plants. He also brags about appointing “diverse” judges which included environmental pushers, and hired enviro-whackos to his administration – with his lead staffer being Douglas Foy (founder and CEO of Serrafix, a strategic consulting firm focused on environmental, energy, transportation, and climate change issues)

    Immigration – yep, Mitt made sure Sanctuary Cities got full state funding and supported the amnesty bill of Bush and McCain.

    and on and on…

    Its really a case of “anything Newt has said, Mitt has done to the extreme”

    while the truth is, Newt has the single strongest Conservative record of any man in this race, with a track record of actually pushing through some of the most Conservative bills you have ever seen in your lifetime – from Reagan’s ’81 tax bill (which was about to go away until Newt stepped in) to Welfare Reform.

    But yeah, actual extreme Conservative actions are always trumped by empty words and extreme Liberal actions…

      Yep there is a difference between the Mitt and Newt.

      Newt supported a national mandate, while the one Mitt constructed and has continuely supported was for created only for the state of MA.

      Mitt was governor who had to administer and maneuver policy-making through a state hosting a 12% republican constituency, a legislation with a dem majority around 85%, and a panel, he had to sift his judicial nominees through for them to even be considered, that was eight to one dems. These kind of odds mean lots of compromise has to be done. In his last year in office alone, he votoed 250 items in the state budget, only to have them legislatively overridden. So, to compare the ease and direction of his governorship of MA with Newts, who had majorities in both chambers of Congress, is ludricious.Remember,

      Furthermore, Newt hasn’t administered over anything in his life. He has been an idea man, not an implementation one. Both ex-wives financed his college education and political career. In one of his earlier campaigns for office, his opponent created an ad talking about the 200 plus checks that Gingrich bounced. The man is a personal failure! But, for some reason you want to look at him as some kind of icon (mainly because of his Contract with America fame,) who will be able to successfully run this country, when he can’t even keep track of his own finances!

      The devil is always in the details, which so many of you leave out, in your zeal to support one candidate over another, or trash a conservatives’s credentials because they view another candidate differently than you do.

      Newt and Mitt are actually very similar in their stances. The big difference, though, is in their presentations, financial resources, and the walking the walk of family values, rather than relying on church ennulments and God’s forgiveness to do the trick.

        SmokeVanThorn in reply to tsr. | February 2, 2012 at 5:45 pm

        OK – I’ll try it with you, since none of the other Romney supporters do respond:

        What conservative accomplishments can Mitt Romney justifiably claim?

        Let me save you time – “He made RomneyCare less awful than it would have been” and “He issued a series of symbolic but futile vetoes” aren’t conservative accomplishments.

        Darkstar58 in reply to tsr. | February 2, 2012 at 6:00 pm

        Newt supported a national mandate, while the one Mitt constructed and has continuely supported was for created only for the state of MA.

        Which Newt admits was 1) to stop something worse 2) still horribly wrong in the thinking.

        Meanwhile, Mitt still supports his and wants it to be a “model for the Country”. He also runs out Obama’s talking points like its second nature:
        After all, having “30 million uninsured” means “free ride(s)” and the “Conservative way” is to force them to buy insurance:

        Oh, but that’s right – Mitt is only an extreme Liberal when Democrats control the House and Senate. So we can be confident that Mitt will be the Conservative he has never shown himself to be until he see’s his Congress go blue. (so I guess we are resigned to hoping he will be Bush2 instead of what Mitt showed he was)

        Furthermore, Newt hasn’t administered over anything in his life.

        Yeah. Well, other then the Economic Recovery Working Group in the 80s. Oh, and the House in the 90s. Oh, and American Solutions for Winning the Future. But yeah, Mitt kind of co-administered Bain through their wonderful dealings and was an empty suit for the Democrats in MA (according to you) so apparently he is much better in that department…

        Then you get into personal issues – which, as any good Christian will tell you, you can never forgive or forget; as no man can ever reform himself. Its just how it is, ya know…

        And, of course, we still have the real Romney Principles:

Romney has shown the conservatives how to advance their cause, just serve as a liberal governor in a liberal state. Yeah, I know, the devil made him do it.

    Darkstar58 in reply to MSO. | February 2, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    as I said in a post a couple days ago

    Never forget:

    Bain and possible questionable actions – just ignore it, if you question it what so ever you are not a Conservative

    Extreme Liberal Governing – just ignore it; he was playing empty suit for the Democrats and all his championing and bragging about their ideas was a figment of your imagination

    Everything he ever said before 2008 – just ignore it; he has clearly stated that everything he has ever held dear as a principle is not how he feels and instead he really feels the exact opposite.

    Romney – the non-existent man prior to his wanting to be President under the Republican Flag

In other news; we are losing one of the few non-extreme Progressives left in the enemies party:

Bye bye, Blue Dog – sorry your attempt to force Nancy out and instead become Minority Whip yourself failed.

It leaves me with a mixed-feeling.

He was probably going to lose his seat anyway and all, and I would rather it be a Republican (in most cases) in his place; but if he is successfully replaced in the party by a Progressive then it hurts. Democrats aren’t the ultimate enemy, and it would have been nice if people like Shuler were able to take their party back. Losing people like him means its even less likely to happen

1. Ginsburg babbles in Egypt, self-satisfied, without a clue that if Egypt becomes fully democratic, she as a Jew may not be allowed into the country.

2. Wrt our superannuated Constitution: Say, Justice G, maybe we need a cool new religion to replace our old ones, and some badass new lifestyles to replace those outdated Ten Commandments.

That’s not Ginsburg, that’s Ruth Buzzi..