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Reagan Was A Sure ZOT Too
Noman Says ^ | 3/6/12 | Noman

Posted on 03/07/2012 9:20:15 PM PST by Sick of Lefties

William McGurn is his usual magnificent self today.

[quote] Not since Herbert Hoover has a party out of power had such an opportunity to run against everything that troubles the American family—prices, interest rates, unemployment, taxes, or the fear for the future of their old age or the future of their children—than is now presented to the Republican Party.

The Republicans, however, haven't figured this out. This is their basic problem. They have no strategy for defeating an Obama administration that is highly vulnerable on both domestic and foreign policy. [end quote]

Those words were written by Scotty Reston in a New York Times column published on February 29, 1980 about President Jimmy Carter's good fortune, rather than President Obama's, to be facing such a pack stumblebums. We all know how Reston's prognostications turned out.

Nothing has changed. To listen to the media, the Republicans are always stupid and confused, bumbling and inept, obtuse and unelectable.

It's funny how only Republicans palatable to the New York Times lose Presidential elections. You'd think the public would wise up to the ruse.

[quote] Then as now, the chattering classes wondered aloud whether a candidate who could win the Republican nomination could prevail against President Carter in November. On March 1, former President Gerald Ford amplified that view when he told a New York Times reporter, "Every place I go and everything I hear, there is the growing, growing sentiment that Governor Reagan cannot win the election." [end quote]

Can it be long before John McCain, the New York Times preferred Republican candidate in 2008, presents himself for nomination at the convention? Too bad for the Times that Gerald Ford is no longer available to provide sound bites.

Especially of note is what McGurn implies about the standard for Republican candidates: perfection.

[quote] Nor was candidate Reagan without baggage. As governor, Reagan had pushed through the largest tax hike in California's history, had signed one of the nation's most liberal abortion laws, and—as George H.W. Bush pointed out—presided over the doubling of the state budget over his eight-year tenure, to $10.2 billion when he left office from $4.6 billion when he entered. [end quote]

Mitt, Rick, Newt and Ron are imperfect, too, just like Dutch. Get over it.

They can grow. And, unlike our current President, they won't unilaterally pass any trillion dollar entitlements; balloon the size and scope of government; redistribute red state tax revenues to fill blue state budget holes; disarm the nation; abandon space to America's rivals; kill off feasible energy projects that would make America independent of hostile forces; shackle the economy with taxes and regulation; trample on American's religious liberties in the name of women's health and other shibboleths, etc.

[quote] [Reagan] would face Santorum-like fears about his social message, especially after appearing at a mass gathering of Christian fundamentalists and evangelicals. A minister with whom he'd shared a stage was taped saying "we're being attacked by satanic forces," which Times columnist Anthony Lewis declared "the scariest piece of television" he'd seen in some time.

Yes, the parallels to 1980 take you only so far, and Mitt Romney is no Ronald Reagan. Still, at this same point in his campaign for the GOP nomination, neither was Reagan. The President Reagan we rightly admire for bringing down the Berlin Wall, reviving the U.S. economy, and attracting into the GOP millions of disaffected Democrats was still to come.

And he got there by transcending the conventional wisdom rather than allowing himself or his message to be limited by it. [end quote]

That just about says it all. Whoever the eventual candidate is, as President he will have to surmount daily attacks from the mainstream media, just as Reagan did, and probably die before garnering any recognition for saving America from bankruptcy and national decline.

It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it. Any of the Republican candidates are sufficiently suited to the task of saving the nation from today's vulnerable administration.


TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; History; Politics; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: biggovernment; homosexualagenda; liberalism; massachusetts; obamacare; reagan; rino; romney; romneybot; romneycare; socialism; zot
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To: reaganaut

A zot, that was surprising.


51 posted on 03/09/2012 8:47:00 PM PST by ansel12
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To: TheOldLady

Whoooo ... that’s a purty Zot Blot .. ;)


52 posted on 03/09/2012 8:58:23 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

I love the beautiful colors, but it looks hard and pickery to me as well. Perfect ZOT graphic [smiles].


53 posted on 03/09/2012 9:04:25 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: chris37

“What does Mitt Romney stand for?”

Beats me, I was hoping you knew.

But hey, give it some time! He’s only been running for President, for what, five years ? I mean, really, who could come up with a coherent message in just five measly years ? /sarc


54 posted on 03/09/2012 9:08:35 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (NO COMPROMISE! NO RETREAT! NO SURRENDER! I AM A CONSERVATIVE! CASE CLOSED!)
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To: darkwing104

55 posted on 03/09/2012 9:10:06 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Sick of Lefties; All

“Any of the Republican candidates are sufficiently suited to the task of saving the nation from today’s vulnerable administration.”

Jew hater Ron Paul can’t.

Mitt Trotsky WON’T.

Newt Gingrich WILL, by having an IQ that would make Carl Sagan jealous. Even if the good guys don’t take the Imperial Senate, Newt would still be a great president.

Rick Santorum can, with a good staff around him, and with a Republican leadership that doesn’t include Boehner and McConman.


56 posted on 03/09/2012 9:16:41 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (NO COMPROMISE! NO RETREAT! NO SURRENDER! I AM A CONSERVATIVE! CASE CLOSED!)
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To: humblegunner

“No, man. It’s a blog, ain’t it? Why would I read that?

Homeless guys at the public library can write blogs.”

Agreed.


57 posted on 03/09/2012 9:24:43 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (NO COMPROMISE! NO RETREAT! NO SURRENDER! I AM A CONSERVATIVE! CASE CLOSED!)
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To: humblegunner

His blog sucks. I try to give my fellow bloggers a chance, but this one is beyond hope.

I mean, Mitt Trotsky ? Gimme a break....


58 posted on 03/09/2012 9:35:48 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (NO COMPROMISE! NO RETREAT! NO SURRENDER! I AM A CONSERVATIVE! CASE CLOSED!)
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To: TheOldLady

Darn bloggers!


59 posted on 03/09/2012 9:36:58 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (NO COMPROMISE! NO RETREAT! NO SURRENDER! I AM A CONSERVATIVE! CASE CLOSED!)
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To: Sick of Lefties; 50mm; darkwing104; Arrowhead1952; Darksheare; onyx; TheOldLady; Lady Jag; ...
Sick of Lefties! Feel the Wrath of the Dark Side!

You Have Failed Free Republic For The Last Time!!

60 posted on 03/09/2012 9:53:41 PM PST by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: reaganaut

I would like to see the source, I want to see if I can make a short verified description of it for posting.


61 posted on 03/09/2012 10:02:55 PM PST by ansel12
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To: ansel12

I am so sick of THE GOP - the most inept, impotent bunch of losers I have ever in my life seen.

Any opposition group that cannot stand up to OBAMA, and all the atrocities he has fomented, is truly worthless. If these sad sacks cannot defeat the socialist-in-chief they no longer deserve to exist.

The GOP was handed a big club in November, 2010 - but instantly set about subjugating the new faces into obscurity and promoting their proven failures into leadership positions. And now we have Boehner, who can’t call Obama out when he tells us up is down.

No sympathy, GOP. I have already girded myself to another 4 years of OBastard; the fate of the country notwithstanding. Is the fault all his? Nah.


62 posted on 03/09/2012 10:15:07 PM PST by Ancient Wonderboy
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To: ansel12

From Wiki, other sources at bottom.

In most denominations of the Latter Day Saint movement, a high priest is a member of the priesthood within the Melchizedek priesthood order. High priests are typically older and more seasoned leaders within the priesthood. The term derives in part from the Epistle to the Hebrews which describes Jesus as “a high priest after the order of Melchizedek.” (5:10; see also 6:20). Movement founder Joseph Smith, Jr. ordained the first high priests on June 3, 1831.[1]

All Bishops are “High Priests” in the Melchizidek priesthood. Scripture states that office only belongs to Christ.

I can give you more LDS sources but here are a few...

http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bd/high-priest?lang=eng

Here is LDS justification for it...http://ldsdoctrine.blogspot.com/2008/05/great-high-priest.html

http://eom.byu.edu/index.php/High_Priest

Let me know if you need more.

Christians know there is only ONE High Priest not thousands.


63 posted on 03/09/2012 10:15:25 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: ansel12

All Bishops are “High Priests” in the Melchizidek priesthood. Scripture states that office only belongs to Christ.

This statement is mine not from the wiki (LDS) article. Just to clarify


64 posted on 03/09/2012 10:16:55 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: reaganaut

Thanks, that seems like a real conversation stopper that even uninterested people of either party would be shocked to learn about a candidate running for the highest office.


65 posted on 03/09/2012 10:22:47 PM PST by ansel12
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To: Ancient Wonderboy
The GOP was handed a big club in November, 2010 - but instantly set about subjugating the new faces into obscurity and promoting their proven failures into leadership positions.

I remember that, and was steaming about Cantor and them, this is the constant war within the GOP, right versus left.

66 posted on 03/09/2012 10:24:48 PM PST by ansel12
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To: TheOldLady

That’s both beautiful and eye-wrenching. The fractal you put up, I mean. The Romney booster was just wrenching.


67 posted on 03/09/2012 10:57:05 PM PST by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Sick of Lefties

I don’t agree that he is a decent man. He is a liar who regularly trashes decent men. He is a socialist. He is a gun grabber. He is a greenie. He is a supporter of gay marriage and the gay agenda. He has said that a woman has the right to murder her children and says that right should be protected.

If you are still here, you may soon know that supporting liberal scum like him is not allowed here.


68 posted on 03/09/2012 10:57:53 PM PST by Waryone (Mitt Romney, dangerous homosexualist and lying socialist)
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To: Sick of Lefties
Well it might be IATZ for me, but knowing that trolls like you always return to the scene of the ZOT, I will share two words with you:

ADIOS DOUCHEBAG !!!

(now go climb back up Bishop Romney's azz where you came from!)
69 posted on 03/09/2012 11:37:28 PM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: Sick of Lefties

See ya boy!


70 posted on 03/10/2012 12:24:47 AM PST by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: re_nortex; TheOldLady; Eaker; Allegra

Well now, that’s a pretty fine looking cat there!


71 posted on 03/10/2012 3:41:41 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: chris37
What does Mitt Romney stand for?
Dogs should ride on top of the car.
72 posted on 03/10/2012 5:11:11 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Sick of Lefties
“You’re dead son. Go get yourself buried.”

Called it on yourself...


73 posted on 03/10/2012 5:27:31 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: humblegunner
Ditch the blog. Write on FR. Don't re-direct traffic offsite. What the hell is the re-direct for? People are reading HERE.
Bravo. Well said.
74 posted on 03/10/2012 5:30:01 AM PST by samtheman
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To: TheOldLady

Nice fractal... :-)


75 posted on 03/10/2012 5:36:46 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: DarthVader


Looks like meat's back on the menu boys!!!
76 posted on 03/10/2012 6:01:43 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Absolutely Nobama
Bloggers are okay, especially conservative ones. It's the blog pimps who give us grief.

Here is what Jim had to say about it.
77 posted on 03/10/2012 6:07:15 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: DarthVader

Sick of Lefties: “Oh! Oops! Tough crowd.”


78 posted on 03/10/2012 6:09:16 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
Thank you. There are a lot of nice fractals at Bing Images. Search for "fractal" or "fractal lightning" and be amazed. [smiles]  
79 posted on 03/10/2012 6:14:23 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Dead Corpse
Thanks. I type my fingers to the bone, sometimes searching for minutes!! to find those fractals on Bing Images, LOL!  ;-) 
80 posted on 03/10/2012 6:34:55 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Sick of Lefties; 50mm; darkwing104; Arrowhead1952; Darksheare; TheOldLady; Lady Jag; Allegra; ...


81 posted on 03/10/2012 6:37:23 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Sick of Lefties

Romney is a SLUT......

And you got the Z O T


82 posted on 03/10/2012 8:28:41 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: humblegunner; TheOldLady
Well now, that’s a pretty fine looking cat there!

True, but this cat has been known to shake some bucks out people during FReepathons:


83 posted on 03/10/2012 9:14:47 AM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex

Good ol’ Malcolm!

He used to help me calculate the guys time cards. Smart cat.

He’s filled out to “full lion” these days.


84 posted on 03/10/2012 9:25:09 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: samtheman

Lolol!! :D


85 posted on 03/10/2012 10:46:10 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

Thanks.

And at the risk of beating my own joke to death, how about this:

Q: What does Romney stand for?

A: Just as a dog’s place is on the roof of the car, so will each good Mormon (man) end up being the God of his own planet.


86 posted on 03/10/2012 11:00:11 AM PST by samtheman
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To: ansel12

You are welcome. Yeah claiming he holds the same office that only belongs to Christ can stop a conversation.


87 posted on 03/10/2012 3:21:26 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: re_nortex; humblegunner

Malcolm. He has a multitalented.


88 posted on 03/11/2012 11:51:05 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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