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Amazing how kids hate it when parents tell them what to do yet embrace when govt tells them what to do.

Sell your soul to the government store.

Two things: Grassley is wrong. Graham is right.

    WoodnWorld in reply to WoodnWorld. | March 1, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Re: Senator Grassley-

    U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley predicted today the race for the Republican presidential nomination will effectively be over next week with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney emerging as the party’s flag bearer.

    There is a world of difference between “effectively” being over, and “actually” being over. I firmly believe “not-Romney” will hold on until Tampa and the “not-Romney surrogates” will hold on even beyond the convention. This thing is nowhere near being done.

    “I think for certain it is a two-person race now and you might even say it is a person-and-a-half race,” Grassley said, referring to Romney and challenger Rick Santorum.

    If it is a two-person race (or a “person-and-a-half-race,” whatever) it’s not between Mitt and Rick anymore. Last Tuesday set the stage; a poor showing by Santorum in Ohio will seal it. If Newt does not at least marginally benefit from what appears to be Rick’s free fall, I will be seriously surprised.

    Ninety percent of Democrats eventually agree on their nominee. Ninety percent of Republicans eventually agree on their nominee. So who gets elected president depends upon what the independents are going to do,” he added.

    This is about the only thing I agree with in this article. The results of the general election this November be determined not by either wings, but rather the mass in the middle. Purist attrition aside, whoever captures the most moderates, wins.

“On the occasion of the passing of Andrew Breitbart, Speaker Gingrich tweeted:

Newt Gingrich ‏ @newtgingrich

“Andrew Breitbart was the most innovative pioneer in conservative activist social media in America. He had great courage and creativity.”

Newt Gingrich ‏ @newtgingrich

“Andrew Breitbart’s sudden death is a tragedy for his family and for conservatism. Callista and I send our prayers and our condolences”

http://conservatives4newt.blogspot.com/2012/03/gingrich-hails-breitbart-as-innovative.html

Our once great country is testing new depths of political and economic depravity, and the Obama attack on individual citizens who oppose his policies is a part of that. We are in a great struggle to see if we can pull America out of this dive before it crashes and burns.

Thomas Sowell again points to Newt: “Newt Gingrich is the only candidate still in the field who can clearly take on Barack Obama in one-on-one debate and cut through the Obama rhetoric and mystique with hard facts and plain logic.”

Sowell is clear-eyed about Gingrich. I support Newt with fingers crossed for luck.

Nevertheless, there are three politicians (with honorable mentions) who have taken conservatism from an unelectable minority movement to a potent, though too often self-defeating, national force: Goldwater, Reagan, Gingrich.

Obama campaign of intimidation tactics.

Yep. A Chicago street thug in a good suit.

Whadja expect…???

Look carefully at the 2014 rate compared to the 2013 rate.

 
For those of you who are on Medicare, read the following. It’s short, but important and you probably haven’t heard about it in the Mainstream News:

“The per person Medicare Insurance Premium will increase from the present Monthly Fee of

$96.40, rising to:

$104.20 in 2012

$120.20 in 2013

And

$247.00 in 2014
.”

These are Provisions incorporated in the Obamacare Legislation, purposely delayed so as not to confuse the 2012 Re-Election Campaigns. Send this to all Seniors that you know, so they will know who’s throwing them under the bus.

The Newt vs. Obama video has been deleted.

Dreams of physical instant gratification preempt evolutionary fitness. I probably would not care, but there is no objective faith other than the natural order. There is also the matter of once normalizing behavior incompatible with the natural order, to continue restricting marriage based on the arbitrary criteria of physical intercourse. There is no legitimate basis for this persistent discrimination.

Let consenting couplets have marriage. However, once that is done, then all further discrimination based on progressively arbitrary criteria must be ended. There is no place for science in social affairs. There is only emotional appeals to extort consensus.

Actually, the same can be said for couples who share a similar misconception about their union. We should do so well as to live up to the standard set by their simian relatives.

Uncle Samuel | March 1, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Professor, the Youtube version of the Newt vs Obama debate has been taken down.

Here it is at the Father’s Mind blog:
http://fathersmind.blogspot.com/2012/02/president-obama-debates-newt-gingrich.html

All due respect to Mr. Sowell – but I believe he’s wrong, and missing the point about Gingrich (and Romney for that matter).

Notice how hever never actually mentions that he thinks Newt can beat Obama in the general election. He only says that Newt can beat Obama in a debate.

That’s great – but I could really care less if somebody can beat Obama in a debate. I am much more interested in somebody with a better chance of beating him in the general election.

We know now why Rick Perry never debated in his races for Gov. of Texas – because he sucks at it.

And does anybody seriously think that Obama is going to agree to any sort of “Lincoln Douglas” style debates with Newt? Is anybody really that stupid?

Gingrich has already stated that he would not participate in debates where the audience is not allowed to cheer and participate – and that’s pretty much what the format of any presidential debates are going to be. Also consider, when the audience has not been allowed to participate in GOP debates – Gingrich is clearly not at his best.

So spare me this talk about Newt would “destroy” Obama in a debate. I’m not convinced.

Second, let’s get rid of all of this tired “Romney’s a RINO, a mushy moderate” tripe that’s be spewed about.

Let’s not forget a little over 4 years ago how the conservatives all lamented that we should have picked Romney over McCain. Heck, even look at Santorum’s statement about Romney from ’08. Does anybody seriously believe that Romney’s gotten more liberal in the last four years?

Romney stands the best chance against Obama. There’s no guarantee that he’d beat him – but he can paint the biggest contrasts between himself and Obama. Romney is not a career politician – he’s got private sector experience, plus the experience with the Olympics. What do Santorum and Gingrich have? Washinton experience – being elected officials and then lobbyists. They are both big government Republicans.

    Neo in reply to bogopogo. | March 1, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Romney is the Bob Dole redux

    1. George Soros does not see much difference between Obama and Romney.

    Was he spreading disinformation? Probably not: Soros wants to be recognized as an intellectual, and he was among his homeys at Davos.

    2. Afaic the difference between Romney and Obama is greater than Soros indicates. Romney’s private-sector experience would be significant IMO; I’d expect President Romney, in contrast to the Bushes, to govern like a competent RINO.

      Hope Change in reply to gs. | March 2, 2012 at 12:11 am

      Romney’s experience in the private sector is not preparation for the task that is before us. He may have been competent in his work. One of their jobs was, they took apart companies. His record of Governor doesn’t look so competent. I read they were 47th in job creation and it would have been lower, but Hurricane Katrina ruined New Orleans. I read he was so unpopular and had been out of the state so much, campaigning, that he didn’t dare run for office again.

      gs — I see that you were making a joke at the Bushes’ expense. And that’s probably a very good joke. But Romney’s not any better.

      Let’s say the ship of state is a car that has driven off a cliff. The front end is all smashed in. The engine is damaged. The windows need to be replaced. The sound system is gone; it was given to Goldman Sachs. We need somebody who understand cars the whole car.

      — the total automobile AND HOW IT FUNCTIONS.

      Who repairs the body? Who repairs the engine? What kind of engine goes in this car? What kind of fuel the engine requires?

      What the specifications are for full functionality?

      Newt knows.

      Maybe Romney can drive a car. Maybe Romney knows all about new tires. Maybe Romney has some friends who own teams of race car drivers. (Now THERE was an “electable” comment!)

      But Romney has no idea how to fix a car that has gotten all smashed out of shape.

      WE WANT TO PUT IT TOGETHER SO IT RUNS AGAIN.

      NEWT KNOWS HOW.

      NEWT’S BEEN THERE. HE KNOWS HOW IT’S SUPPOSED TO WORK. NEWT IS NOT LEARNING ON THE JOB. NEWT IS THE MASTER TEACHER OF THE JOB.

      So I just can’t support Romney. Plus, I don’t like his tactics. What kind of president would he be, when he gets there by telling lies? Yuck.

      Hope Change in reply to gs. | March 2, 2012 at 12:12 am

      Romney’s experience in the private sector is not preparation for the task that is before us. He may have been competent in his work. One of their jobs was, they took apart companies. His record of Governor doesn’t look so competent. I read they were 47th in job creation and it would have been lower, but Hurricane Katrina ruined New Orleans. I read he was so unpopular and had been out of the state so much, campaigning, that he didn’t dare run for office again.

      gs — I see that you were making a joke at the Bushes’ expense. And that’s probably a very good joke. But Romney’s not any better.

      Let’s say the ship of state is a car that has driven off a cliff. The front end is all smashed in. The engine is damaged. The windows need to be replaced. The sound system is gone; it was given to Goldman Sachs. We need somebody who understand cars the whole car.

      — the total automobile AND HOW IT FUNCTIONS.

      Who repairs the body? Who repairs the engine? What kind of engine goes in this car? What kind of fuel the engine requires?

      What the specifications are for full functionality?

      Newt knows.

      Maybe Romney can drive a car. Maybe Romney knows all about new tires. Maybe Romney has some friends who own teams of race car drivers. (Now THERE was an “electable” comment!)

      But Romney has no idea how to fix a car that has gotten all smashed out of shape.

      WE WANT TO PUT IT TOGETHER SO IT RUNS AGAIN.

      NEWT KNOWS HOW.

      NEWT’S BEEN THERE. HE KNOWS HOW IT’S SUPPOSED TO WORK. NEWT IS NOT LEARNING ON THE JOB. NEWT IS THE MASTER TEACHER OF THE JOB.

      So I just can’t support Romney. Plus, I don’t like Romney’s tactics. What kind of president would Romney be, when he gets there by telling lies? Yuck.

ThreeputtinIL | March 1, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Bogo – Yeah, I’m really gonna vote for the guy who last election lost to the guy that lost to Obama. And since your memory seems to be a little foggy about the 08 election, let me remind you that it was all the Rino’s back then that were lamenting about Romney (Fox News Contributors – Ann Coulter,and very few others)there were very few actual voters (about 25% -same as the number of his supporters now) that were unhappy, the evangelicals wanted Huckabee, & the Establishment wanted McCain. And we knew less about him back then. His years as Governor were never vetted, nor was his history of voting. Also, we didn’t have Obamacare, or know the Romneycare was as atrocious as it is and to this day Romney defends it. Oh, and your precious Romney is a bigger Washington insider than Gingrich by quite a bit. No he never held a Senate or Rep seat, but how do you think the Olympics (that Romney touts all the time was his masterpiece) were saved? Yep, us taxpayers, cause Romney went to Washington D.C. to help get money to save the Utah Olympics. Did you also know that a lot of the loans that Bain got for some of the companies he was saving all came from the big banks that got TARP bailouts? Romney’s tied to Washington DC and Wallstreet. I don’t have time to give you every example, but sing that tune somewhere else.

And finally, if you can’t win a debate before the election, which Romney has shown he sucks as much as Santorum , your not gonna win the GE. Obama has a talent that you can’t ignore, he can debate, plus he gets the moderator and questions on his side. Romney is not a conservative (vet him yourself) and can’t explain a conservative plan to get out of the mess the countries in. If he can’t do that, he loses with not only conservatives but democrats & independents too. Romney doesn’t compose himself well when he’s attacked in a debate and looks like he’s ready to blow if a moderator asks him something he doesn’t like. Good luck trying to convince a conservative that Romney is a conservative (look at his Gov. MA voting record) and our only hope since the debates don’t matter.

    Hope Change in reply to ThreeputtinIL. | March 2, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Wow, ThreeputtinIL – Fabulous post.

    Taxpayer money bailed out the Olympics? Bain money came from banks with TARP bailouts?

    No wonder the Establishment wants Romney. They already own him!

ThreeputtinIL | March 2, 2012 at 2:25 am

Thanks Hope. And ditto to your two (lol).

And don’t forget Kid Rock on who owns ROMBO’s A–. Look at his donor list – same as Obamas. Coincidence, I think not. Obama paid the big bank donors with TARPS, wonder how Romney pays them back – oh yeah our tax money, again. Paying back Bain alone will take 4 years. And he was in bed with all the Wall Street gang way before this bid for presidency. Remember those game notes on Romney from McCain on the 2008 race. Lots of info. on how Rombo paid back lots of his pals thru Romneycare. I rarely read about anyone bashing him on that. Guess there’s plenty of ammo. already!!!!

What is this election-musical chairs? If Santorum wins a few states, supporters flock to him. If he loses, they move to the candidate who won. Our country has a severe case of reality TV syndrome or perhaps that is all they can grasp.

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