So you're a Romney supporter, which probably makes you a liberal or a mushy Republican at best. Glad to know who I'm dealing with.
I am with you 100% on both points. A LOT of disenfranchised primary voters here in VA.
And I absolutely wish Sarah was running.
Completely agree with her. I'm really tired of hearing the nonsense.
Would one of them (any one besides RP) please talk about the:
or the debt ceiling,
or the lack of a budget,
or the continuously falling housing market,
or the real unemployment numbers,
or the fact that this administration just thoroughly trounced on the 1st Amendment,
or Fast & Furious,
or the fact that the White House is in contempt over Solyndra,
or the fact that the WH & DOJ have declared war on 1/3 of our states,
or the fact that the public sector is growing and being paid at a rate that outpaces the private sector,
...or ANYTHING relevant to the sh***y economy we find ourselves living in.
None necessary. My job is to protect the site and the regulars who stick around to enjoy the vibe. You're doing fine.
Think about it. This site is known for thinking highly of certain people. Among them, Mark Levin, Sarah Palin, Allen West, Rick Santorum, to name only a few.
Clearly people who don't like any of those folks are going to have a difficult time of it here. That's just the way life works. A white jazz musician from Brighton is just not going to be able to convince an AME Church in Detroit that they should stop playing gospel music. That's what we call a "fool's errand."
So in life, there is no such thing as, "across the board," other than by letting some people be in charge of things and using their judgement to the best of their ability to try and keep things civil.
In the case of the AME Church, I promise you the smart move would be to tell the jazz cat to take some gospel lessons.
In the case of this site, people who are banned can email Scoop using the link, and plead their case.
During this campaign, the so-called 'Conservative' media are getting vetted by Conservative voters and the Sheep are being separated from the Goats.
The Tea Party needs to get some Goat Awards made for dishonesty and corruption in politics AND 'journalism'.
Who said I was offended? Most of the regulars here have managed to express a contrary opinion without trying to stir up trouble. It's not a difficult skill. But it is one that's expected if people want to stick around.
If you are referring to my role as Mod, those are always "personal" because we have to direct traffic here. I was telling him to knock it off.
When it comes to discussion, I don't make it personal. In other words, I don't tell you there's something wrong with you, I tell you the idea you just laid out stinks (or I like it, or whatever). That's a crucial difference.
Ideas have to take the hard hits. Show no mercy. But we can all be cordial about it.
I've given Mike a few extra chances beyond Dougx because Mike brings a little more to the conversation. But if the only point of a comment is to insult the same people over and over, then it's like the guitar player who bought a new wah-wah pedal and won't stop using it at the gig.
To be honest as a palin fan,I think she needs to get off the fence and openly back newt. Perhaps she knows something I don't but in my amateur opinion supporting him state by state but not quite giving an endorsement is not worth it. She has already angered republicans who think she should support a milk toast moderate who stutters in debates when things get tough for him as it is ,who is essentially outspending newt from estimates I have read up to 5 -1.How on earth they seriously expect that to work against Obama with his billion warchest, and who has the support of the majority of the media and hollywood I have no idea. I seriously think she has nothing to lose but everything to gain.
By being bold now, getting behind newt who despite his weakness's is now openly saying he is fighting the old party establishments (which she has also spoken much about) she could well stifle some in my opinion well founded criticisms that she is just sniping from the sidelines and not backing her words up with actions. Her enemies would love to make her irrelevant, they think they destroyed her like they tried with newt with the 'ethics violations'. After this election she may not get an opportunity again. Maybe she has lost confidence? sitting in alaska since she decided not to run she feels she has less influence? All I know is,sarah palin has the potential to be a game changer,she got to where she was from a normal background. She didn't come from some dynasty or old money. We see what the left does to those they are threatened by. After the 2008 election I think there were some who were not happy at all with the popularity she gained, and saw her as a real threat .
So they started what in my opinion was a highly skilled process of making her no threat. Comedy skits, embedded 'journalists', 'ethics violations'. I must say , despite my liking for her, I cannot help but be impressed with how they did it.It shows the power of the established order and how they deal with anyone who shakes things up. You would think intelligent people would see how things are panning out for newt and realise this has been seen before.
You heard newt last night 'people power' will triumph over money. Sarah should stand with the people as she could have a much greater role to play than maybe she even thinks. Do I think newt is the perfect vehicle for ,what I think could be a kind of coup, a realignment of politics that could have repercussions not just in america but also in the west?People in other countries are crying out for fundamental change. No,he can be undisciplined and Iam not happy with his organisational skills. Iam also concerned with his conservative creditials in some areas. However newt is not for managing the decline (romney) or turning the US into eastern europe (obama) .So he is the best available. I was watching a trailer for that disgusting film 'game changer' , a mocking of sarah palins time as the vice presidential nominee. If I was her I would be mad as hell. I would show them the meaning of scorched earth.And I by them I don't just mean the dems and the lib media but the republican party Where were the republicans when sarah palin who could have been such an asset to them in this election was being ripped apart?
She and newt and the tea party should take this all the way and make history.
Funny how people who are supposedly for TRUE capitalism and free markets, have a problem with Romney besting his competition in terms of raising money, and then deploying that money effectively. Accused of running negative ads (as if Newt doesn't do the same thing?) and "buying" the nomination? No. This is how it SHOULD be. People donate money as a way of voting and supporting the candidate and ideas they want to. That's democracy and capitalism at its finest. And the same people were hammering McCain 4 years ago re: campaign finance reform. lol. Make up your minds.
When Ron Paul raises money and uses it effectively, it's good, but not when Romney does it because Mitt is wealthy? Please. There is a real anti-wealth bigotry going on here. Not sure if it's to hide a deeper bigotry (i.e. he's a Mormon)? This is the stuff I expect from the left. Newt has been playing the same game Obama plays - and Palin is buying into it too. You can't have it both ways. You can't advocate free markets and capitalism and then whine when you lose!
Newt had the same opportunities, but he hasn't been as effective. Shouldn't he be judged on that? It wasn't just Mitt outspending Newt. It's that his organization is that much better. That's a GOOD thing - not bad.
Yep. Don't let k-dog catch you saying that. He takes personal offense. I said pretty much the same thing early yesterday morning, and got racked over the coals for it. The problem for Sarah, is that with only 4 candidates remaining, and Ron Paul being one of them, and her obviously being against Mitt ("the machine"), that leaves just Newt and Rick. heheheheh. So when she uses general terms to pretend, it's so dumb because there can't be anyone else she could possibly be referring to.
Time for Sarah to go. I admire her in some ways, but she's turning herself into a joke here. All across the right-leaning blogosphere, I'm reading the same things. People have had enough of Sarah doing what's best for Sarah.
Unlike the comment you just wrote, I don't deal in the personal, here.
This site is not to be used for starting a fight with people. If all you plan to do is make inflammatory comments about someone over and over, you can take a hike.
Why not discuss things the way most people do here? Lay out some facts, then build an argument around them. Accusation is a thin basis for reason.
Of course you would, Palin. Where's my friend k-dog? Does anyone still believe she isn't backing Newt - while pretending she's impartial? heheh.
Sarah: what did Newt offer you?
This is getting sillier by the minute. Palin has been a big loser throughout this process as she struggles to remain relevant and broker herself a cabinet position or more.
How about some fun with words?
The difference is between "being" something and someone vs. "doing" something to someone.
juvus used the word "freaking" with the negative intent of ascribing "being" something... which does not promote dialogue.
A "freak" can be a freaking freak or simply a freaking freak.
Is a "freaking" (being something... "a" freaking) freak (who is someone) a baddie or a goodie?
Is a "freaking" (doing something... freaking "out") freak (who is someone) a danger or benign?
Does it mean freak or freak or...?
Enough of this "freaking" word... the word is freaking me out.
god, I hope not ... I feel that if he is re-elected, it won't be any time before we are in the midst of a war ... and I don't think the American people are prepared for all the problems this would bring ... I mean, is there anyone out there who is stocking up on the non-perishables? ... water ... some form of money that they can't screw with? ...
BINGO! “I think that hurts the electorate and ultimately diminishes the energy necessary to move forward in the general election.”
Let's face it folks, Romney is going to be the nominee, and Sarah knows this. Which is why she continues to say she'll vote for Newt to keep the process going, because she is looking for who the best candidate is to go up against the President. We all need to unit behind Governor Romney regardless of how you feel about him so that we can defeat Obama in November. We simply can not afford four more years of Obama and Romney is by far the best equipped candidate and is the only one who can beat President Obama.
The presidency must be awfully important to him for him to spend this kind of money. Add it up- 2008 + so far, this election. Either that, or he's not as good a businessman as he tries to make us believe. If he'd sunk this kind of money into those companies he "invested" in, there probably wouldn't *be* much unemployment. (I'm not saying he should have. I'm saying that his groping for the presidency is a pretty reckless and wasteful investment)
Spend, Mittens, Spend! Spin, Mittens, Spin!
Welcome to the club! Some people never get it, i'm glad you finally made the connection. She has been this sharp all along but many people chose to believe the haters; The National Media, Hollywood, the Boob tube, and the establishments on both sides. Millions of people in this nation have been brain-washed and they don't even know it. Florida is one example as proof tonight.
Man, the anti-Palin stuff at Ace's is nasty today. I suspect Obama has made a ton of converts to Republicanism. Seems the first test of fealty of the new converts is to hate Palin. Or something.
Oh My gosh woman. Endorse him already and get on with it. Is it in her contract she can't andorse? "Yes, I'd vote for for him if I was in Nevada." Yes, I'd vote for him if I was in Maine." and on and on with every state she would vote for him than endorse the MF and call it a day.
She is getting annoying.
I love you Sarah but you really have to put up or shut up and endorse and hit the trail with Newt if he really is the one to stop Romney! Talk about shaking things up!
I'd like to see Rmoney get back to...er...get...er...for the 1st time to a issued-based campaign. Oh, that's right, I forgot, he sucks at that. Nevermind.
Whatever name is put on what "middle way" Romney is doing... that IS his "issue-based" daily grind campaign.
Romney sounds coherent as he speaks in platitudes and obfuscates... THEN he throws mud... THEN he sounds coherent... THEN...
Yeh! lets keep it going until Romney wins. Savy it isn't she just doesn't want Gingrich and will do anything short of endorsing him to keep it going.
In my estimation it cynical roulette.
Yea! I'm sure she would, Gingrich already tried that in the beginning in Iowa. Positive ads and positive plans. Romney buried that with false PAC ads. Then Limbaugh jumped on Gingrich for going negative on Romney in S. Carolina, then Romney went even more negative in Florida and so did Gingrich. Anyone up against Romney is either going to have to go negative or get out. Romney's not going to allow it any other way.
I'm sick of Palin and I'm sick of Limbaugh. If you can't go with the conservative that's beating Romney than just shut up. Both were to little to late defending Gingrich. Now of course Limbaugh is making excuses by saying even if Santorum had gotten out all of the votes might have not gone to Gingrich. Who knows especially if Santorum had endorsed Gingrich and campaigned with him. It's still a two man race but Gingrich is severely wounded by this win by Romney because he doesn't have the money and organizations in other states. How do you think Santorum is going to measure up to that.
I know Obama and Democrats are stupid about a lot of things but does anyone but liberal pundits and Rino's believe they wouldn't have come up with the negative stuff we're seeing about Romney on their own. So why blame Gingrich.
Palin said "the math is the math" in Florida, so, since Santorum was soooo way behind, the math said to vote for Gingrich to keep the national conversation moving forward and NOT accept the establishment choice, "middle way" Romney.
Dittos in Nevada.
So, instead of promoting Santorum in Nevada, Palin is saying that voting for Gingrich in Nevada will keep the national conversation moving forward.
Man, the "math is the math" is so irritating, sometimes.
But, Palin is absolutely correct.
You are freaking delusional. If math is what she cared about she would say vote for Ron Paul since he is on more ballots than Newt and his chances to get the nomination are higher than his.
It's not about math. It's about a woman who is endorsing Newt but pretending we are all stupid and we don't know what the heck she is doing. You may be stupid enough to believe that crap, just like you believe that Newt is a conservative that values his marriages and doesn't do any lobbying, but most of us I hope know better.
I forget. Where was it exactly that Ron Paul finished in both SC and FL? Wasn't it dead last? Not just dead last, but way back of the pack dead last. How many primaries has he won so far? Isn't it ZERO? My guess is the same number as at the end of the primary.
I call on Ron Paul to drop out and stop kidding himself and his supporters. Who's with me??
You said "freaking"...
What does "freaking" mean to you?
Stick with me, here.
If it means something, what does it mean?
If it means nothing, why use it?
Does "freaking" mean the same thing as the other "F" word?
If it does, what does THAT other "F" word mean?
If it means something, what does it mean?
If it means nothing, why use it?
Now, to the incoherency of your diatribe against Palin.... and everybody who recognizes that "the math is the math" and it means something that you do not like to think about.
After thinking about it, there's not much to respond to in your comment since you mentioned Ron Paul as viable and then took the low cesspool gutter route into irrelevance.
"Once a bell is rung you can't unring that bell." I never thought of it that way before. She's right.
It seems to me, Gov if you want Newt to be around much longer you are going to have to hit the trail for him.
I know many people feel that way but she explained to Hannity one night after constant badgering about her endorsing someone that she felt it would hurt the candidate. She said wherever she goes controversy follows and she's got a good point. I think she's showing support the only way she can without actually making an endorsement. Todd endorsed and they didn't go after him.