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This is the sort of brainpower that makes up the GOP these days….
Democratic strategist and CNN contributor Paul Begala faced off against conservative media mogul Tucker Carlson for an event at CPAC on Thursday, exchanging jabs on a number of political topics. Given the opportunity, Begala also shot down a conservative audience member who attempted to get in a jab at Hillary Clinton…
“I think she’s actually gonna first live a life, write her book, reacquaint herself with the real world…” he started.
“Get a facelift!” someone in the crowd interjected, seemingly channeling a topic of discussion on Fox News last month..”
Fox…raising the tone of the discussion, every day! And the GOP wonders why it can’t win…
I absolutely love it when a Democrat doesn’t sit on his hands when republican try and manipulate their responsibility in the debt and deficit.
“Democratic strategist and CNN contributor Paul Begala participated in a debate with The Daily Caller’s Tucker Carlson at the Conservative Political Action Conference this Thursday and he actually got in some good shots at Carlson when he called out the Republicans’ hypocrisy with their carping about our debt and deficit.”
“Let me quote a conservative hero, Dick Cheney, who said Ronald Reagan taught us that deficits don’t matter. As he was about everything, Dick Cheney was wrong. He was wrong then and he’s wrong now. Of course deficits matter, but any one of you who supported the Bush tax cuts, the Bush war in Iraq, or the Bush prescription entitlement plan, has no business talking about debt. Now sit down, shut up and let the grown ups handle it.”
“But any of you who caused this deficit, this debt and deficit… no, no. You forgot the rule. You have to hush up if you supported creating the deficit. It’s like listening to lectures on hygiene from Typhoid Mary.”
Well Kristen, evidently the old great minds think alike! LOL
Your website is reporting “difficulty” in delivering your e-edition! So how about some REAL NEWS? This screw up has been going on for the last three months! Tell us something we don’t know!
Hillary, lol. Funny! Begala seems to be enjoying himself.
10 Things to Say to an Obama Voter Who Just Got Laid Off —
1. “Hey, at least that successful Mormon businessman didn’t win.”
2. “Didn’t your lady parts warn you this would happen?”
3. “Look at the bright side, gay marriage passed in four states.”
4. “Hey, Big Bird still has a job. Isn’t that the important thing?”
5. “I am sure Obama cares deeply about your situation. Maybe he’ll send you a postcard from Hawaii.”
6. “Well, look at the bright side, Rush Limbaugh is getting a massive tax increase.”
7. “Hey! Now you’ll have more time to play with your unicorn.”
8. “Isn’t it worth losing your job to know that religious organizations now have to pay for abortions and contraceptives?”
9. “Well, now you and Keith Olbermann have something else in common.”
“It’s like listening to lectures on hygiene from Typhoid Mary.”
I just shot Dr. Pepper out of my nose. Great line…
I wonder if the burning in my nose is comparable to the burning of GOP asses caused by that one sentence.
And…here’s Deputy Dog McConnell making a “pop culture reference”. Like everything else about the GOP, decades out of date.
Last year, Rush paid 35 percent of his income over $388,000 in federal income taxes. This year, Rush will pay 39.6 percent of his income above $400,000 in federal income taxes. That hardest constitues a massive tax increase.
Besides that, Maloof, YOU pay a hell of a lot higher effective rate in SS payroll taxes than Rush Limbaugh does. I realize you believe “THAT’S WHAT WAY IT OUGHT TO BE.” But you sound really dumb, complaining on Rush’s behalf about all the taxes that he has to pay.
Maloof, did no one lose their job under the Reagan or Bush administration? Where is the list for those workers? Right wing idiocy knows no bounds.
Maloof- excellent post !!
Maloof sounds like one of those “values voters.”
” did no one lose their job under the Reagan or Bush”
not as many as under the current commie regime sandidoo…you get what you vote for, lol
pammala, the unemployment rate went sharply UP during Bush 2, and slightly DOWN during Obama’s first term.
Credit, Maloof? Because we all know that’s not your own material. THanks.
The average unemployment rate under Bush 2 was 5.2%. Under Obama, it is 8.7%.
The unemployment rate rose sharply after the Democrats took over Congress in 2006. Only a Democrat would think that high unemployment is better than low unemployment.
It must be very hard for the GOTP to face the harsh reality of an improving economy which includes an improving job market, thus you pretend as if it is not happening and continue to make non factual statements (that’s too generous, innuendo, not statements) that didn’t even apply one year ago. I wanted to rebut each of your 10 little points but they meander into the childish and inane so much that I’ve no idea how to get there. Were they intended to be funny? Is the Unicorn and Big Bird stuff GOTP humor? Guess that’s why I missed it.
The gratuitous Hawaii reference is of course somehow intended to conjure the image of a guy sitting on the beach, attending luaus etc. when unless your a birther (highly likely) you remember that is where the man was born and maintains a permanent residence. Hawaii just doesn’t carry the connotation of a ranch in Texas where of course Bush spent far more of his days than Obama does in Hawaii… Your innuendo about abortion/contraception being paid by churches of course conveniently ignores the fact Obama has proposed deleting those requirements.
You present no facts thus rebuttal is is impossible but I thought I’d leave you some facts:
“commie regime sandido”
Why do most RWers write as if they’re still in the elementary school?
scott whitaker | March 15, 2013 at 1:42 pm
“commie regime sandido”
Scott. I think it has to do with mental age instead of chronological age!
Henry | March 15, 2013 at 1:37 pm
Henry’s still laboring under the illusion about what great shape GWB left us in.
You know2, housing market crashed, unemployment growing by leaps and bounds, the economy rupturing 750000 jobs per month, auto industry on the brink of disappearing, financial panic with huge banks ready to go down the tubes. If we could just go back to those good old days everything would be great.
When the Democrats took over Congress in 2007, the economy was great. Odd how their massive spending spree from 2007-2008 gets blamed on Bush.
The late 90s saw some of the greatest prosperity the country has ever had. it was also the time of the slowest spending increases. I have no idea why leftwingers refuse to duplicate the successful approach of the late 90s.
Oh yes, let us return to the glory “daze” of Geo.W Bush, where we would take the Stock Market from over 14,,000 back to the 7 – 8,000 range.
When I read certain posters’ comments, [cough pammala, cough Maloof] this famous quote of Emma Goldman’s
comes to mind:
“The ignorant mass has in its favor – it makes no pretense of knowledge or tolerance.”
Under Bush we enjoyed 4% unemployment and low deficits. Under Obama, we enjoyed 10% unemployment and trillion and a half dollar deficits.
Yeah, Bush was just terrible….for the Welfare class. They had to work.
@21 – Hahahahahahaha
“The late 90s saw some of the greatest prosperity the country has ever had. it was also the time of the slowest spending increases. I have no idea why leftwingers refuse to duplicate the successful approach of the late 90s.”
Do you have any memory of a President named Bill Clinton? He was the president from January 20, 1993, to January 20, 2001. He was also a DEMOCRATIC president…right-wingers are so funny when they think they know something….
It was nice of you to reinforce the healthy economy that a Democratic President will provide.
Is Lent Over?
(Reuters) – The U.S. war in Iraq has cost $1.7 trillion with an additional $490 billion in benefits owed to war veterans, expenses that could grow to more than $6 trillion over the next four decades counting interest, a study released on Thursday said.
The war has killed at least 134,000 Iraqi civilians and may have contributed to the deaths of as many as four times that number, according to the Costs of War Project by the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.
When security forces, insurgents, journalists and humanitarian workers were included, the war’s death toll rose to an estimated 176,000 to 189,000, the study said.
Bush had the good fortune to follow CLinton. Obama had the misfortune to follow Bush.
Bush had the good fortune to inherit a Republican Congress. Obama inherited a Congress controlled by the Democrats.
For some reason, the links and the back button don’t always work when using the mobile version of blogs.roanoke.com, but refreshing the page usually works. A minor complaint, I guess.
YouTube videos aren’t working for mobile, but I think that has more to do with my Android. The preacher video from today…I want to watch that but at the same time I don’t want to, and probably shouldn’t. o_O
Make sure you watch the preacher video later. It’s worth a look, definitely.
Suzie, next year, I suggest you give up something easy for Lent, eating quinoa perhaps, because giving up this blog is obviously impossible for you.
So, RWers, let me see if I have this straight. If there are any problems with the economy, and the president is a Dem, but congress is under GOP control, then it’s the president’s fault. HOWEVER, if there are any problems with the economy,and the president is GOP, but congress is under Dem control, it’s congress’ fault. And if there is any good news regarding the economy, than the above statements get flipped. So, all you think I need to do is blame the Dems for anything bad, and credit the GOP for anything good.
Wow, that sure would be a simple solution. If only I had a simple mind.
you have any memory of a President named Bill Clinton? He was the president from January 20, 1993, to January 20, 2001. He was also a DEMOCRATIC president….
That is correct. Clinton tried to spend and wanted to spend, but the GOP Congress wouldn’t let him. In other words we prospered despite Clinton,
Clinton had the good fortune to follow 12 years of Ronald Reagan’s economic policies. People forget the mess our nation was in prior to 1980.
Obviously Suzie et al subscribes to the idea that telling a lie often enough will make it true. Spin till you are dizzy, the Democratic Congress did not cause the economic crash of 2008, nor did they cause the financial shenanigans of Wall Street that led to the crash. Complicit? Yes, sadly they were. But the cause, as always was the GOTP zeal to cater to wealth and power and the working person be damned.
“Since 2000, the middle class has shrunk in size, fallen backward in income and wealth, and shed some—but by no means all—of its characteristic faith in the future.”
“…since 2000, the story is starkly different.
The past decade was the worst for the U.S. economy in modern times, a sharp reversal from a long period of prosperity that is leading economists and policymakers to fundamentally rethink the underpinnings of the nation’s growth.
It was, according to a wide range of data, a lost decade for American workers. The decade began in a moment of triumphalism — there was a current of thought among economists in 1999 that recessions were a thing of the past. By the end, there were two, bookends to a debt-driven expansion that was neither robust nor sustainable.“
“When the Democrats took over Congress in 2007, the economy was great.”
They had a majority in both houses? I don’t recall that.
And about the unemployment rate, a quick look at this chart will show you whose policies trashed the economy and whose policies are (slowly but surely) fixing it. Everyone knows employment is a lagging indicator, so be sure to use your heads.
Coach K seems upset GO TERPS!
I wonder… What’s the going rate for only half-completing one’s Lenten vow? A few Hail Marys and an Our Father or two? Does one have to confess the pointless, self-gratifying quasi-justification for breaking that vow? And aren’t Lenten vows considered a personal covenant (for penitence) with God?
Inquiring minds and all.
Lenten vows my butt.
Apparently, reposting comments she’s already made several times in the past falls into the category of topics urgent and important enough to break a Lent vow over. Jesus will understand. ‘suzie’ said so herself.
Drones killing innocent Pakistanis, U.N. official says
By Ben Brumfield and Mark Morgenstein, CNN
updated 11:09 AM EDT, Fri March 15, 2013
The rapporteur, Ben Emmerson, told CNN the actions are of dubious international legality, despite the United States’ assertions.
“I’m not aware of any state in the world that currently shares the United States’ expansive legal perspective that it is engaged in a global war — that is to say a non-international armed conflict with al Qaeda and any group associated with al Qaeda, wherever they are to be found, that would therefore lawfully entitle the United States to take action involving targeted killing wherever an individual is found,” Emmerson said.
The American Civil Liberties Union and other U.S. groups are questioning the legitimacy of the President Obama-approved drone program, and they’re looking for evidence for a legal battle.
Pakistan considers the strikes counterproductive, illegal and a violation of its sovereignty.
Re: Dan Casey at 8:02 pm
Or a total lack of discipline Vs. total lack of integrity Vs. what other explanation?
In other news, Grande Absente absinthe is kind of mediocre. It’s not the most bitter I’ve tasted and it does the job (so far), but I’m still not sure if it’s worth 70 bucks a bottle. I think I’d rather plink that kind of money down on a good blend of Canadian whiskey.
Any thoughts on absinthe anyone?
Ole Jack | March 15, 2013 at 7:23 pm
Ole Jack, if your statement wasn’t so sad it would be funny.
CIA Loses Drone Strike FOIA Appeal
Jonathan H. Adler • March 15, 2013 12:46 pm
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) seeking information about drone strikes. The CIA filed a so-called “Glomar response,” refusing to confirm or deny the existence of material responsive to the ACLU’s request. The ACLU then sued, and the district court granted summary judgment to the CIA. Today, however, in ACLU v. CIA, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. circuit reversed, rejecting the CIA’s justification of its Glomar response.
Ole Jack | March 15, 2013 at 7:23 pm
Well Ole Jack, if that’s the case, which it really isn’t because Geo. H.W. Bush directly followed Reagan, then why did Clinton not screw it up and Bush’s progeny did?
#36 And why are we, the innocent, to suffer?
Dan Casey | March 15, 2013 at 7:49 pm Coach K seems upset GO TERPS!
Way to go TERPS!! I guess you can have a cold one Dan!!
Dan, I think today’s game by Maryland is yet another example of attacks on Coach K because he is a good conservative Catholic. The refs obviously had it in for him and most of the fans from other schools were rooting against Duke. No doubt the MSM set up the whole thing.
I assume Ole Jack was talking about the Nixon days.
Dez Wells pretty much went off in that game. Great performance.
Gdad, God trumps refs and fans every day. And God did not want Coach K to win tonight, obviously.
Terps was at the game. I was in Beamers with Zach and Mike Scott. At halftime, terps texted me a bet for a beer that Duke would win, when Maryland had an 8-point lead. I took it.
As they held a lead through the second, I grew more and more confident, so I began buying drinks for people I didn’t even know. I told the bartender I was terps. And I billed my whole tab to terps’ business. What a fun night!
J.M. White, Terps didn’t go to Maryland (although he’s from Maryland). He took the nickname to razz me. I’m the proud holder of a 4-year Maryland degree that it took me only 8 years to get. (I got to see a lot of great Bball in those 8 years).
Absinthe makes the fart go Honda!
Actually, Scott Whitaker at post #44, Clinton had a large hand in screwing it up. Let’s see, would you like to talk about al-qaida, or Glass-Steagall? And, I’ll concede Bush spent too much money, if you’ll concede that Clinton’s bipartisan work with the republicans led to balanced budgets and a surplus.
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