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Posts by antonico

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  • GHWB criticizes Cheney/Rumsfeld

    11/06/2015 9:36:06 AM PST · 31 of 31
    antonico to jwalsh07

    “Wrong. They declared war on us. The Middle East was a boil that needed lancing. Jihad did not start with 9/11. It started millenia ago. The problem was we used a needle to Lance the boil when we needed to use an axe.”


    “They”..who?? If anything has been proven conclusively over the last 13 years it’s that the Narrative of the State regarding the events of 9-11 did not, and could not, have happened they way the state says they did. There is no way possible that a 757 could have flown into the Pentagon in the way the State says it did. It’s absurd. It cannot happen - if for nothing else it defies the laws of physics and motion. And logic. A plane 124 feet wide and 44 feet tall squeezing into a hole 25 feet wide on the first floor of a 75 feet tall structure while traveling at hundreds of MPH is simply not possible. Let alone that the State says that the incoming plane knocked over FIVE light poles (each weighing 250 lbs.) with its wing but somehow none of those light poles cemented into the ground managed to explode the wing fuel tanks. And best of all - the only two plane crashes on land in history which left behind no bodies, no luggage and not much of anything else happened on the same day in two separate locations: DC and Pennsylvania. To believe the Narrative of the State’s version of 9-11 is tantamount to believing in Santa Claus.

    As for “they” having “declared war”?? You mean...”Bin Laden’s Al Qeada”??. Well, that trail apparently was given to the State by what we call The Magic Passport. It functions exactly like The Magic Bullet in Dealy Plaza. This Magic Passport was claimed to have belonged to one of the hijackers who flew into the trade center. So magical was The Magic Passport that it managed to travel from the hijacked plane’s pilot, avoid getting burned at all through fiery explosion that cashing into the trade center ignited, managed to find its way to an opening somewhere, and then waft its was gently down onto the street. And even more serendipitously, The Magic Passport managed to escape from being buried under all of the rubble from the collapsing (read: controlled demolition) towers. A CBS news reporter on the scene that day - later in the afternoon (and before the magical “collapse” of building 7 which was not hit by anything) informed viewers that an FBI agent informed him that they in fact had found The Magic Passport just lying on the street!! Imagine that!!!! The Magic Passport that avoided every single destructive calamity in it’s path was luckily passed over by all sorts of thousands of people on a New York City street and managed to be picked by .... a roving FBI agent!!! WOW!!! How lucky is THAT??? And The Magic Passport is one of the main pieces of “evidence” that led the Sate to conclude - “Hey!! This is a Bin Laden attack!! Time to blow the hell out of Afghanistan!!”. And anybody who believes this story that a declaration of war was made by “Bin laden” on the USA is foolish enough to believe one of the main “links” to implicating “Bin Laden” is The Magic Passport’s truly magical powers to avoid fire, rubble, and scrutiny by all except a roving government agent.

    Thanks to the stage managed theater of 9-11, we got over 50,000 new government regulations from Dubya alone added to The Federal Register in his 8 years, a brand new government agency monolith called DHS, trillions more debt (after all, ephemeral “Wars On Terror” still cost lotsa money - and that’s money BORROWED AT INTEREST from The Federal Reserve’s owner banks), and a “Patriot” Act allowing the State to basically eavesdrop on you just about any way it wants to and there’s not much you can do about it. Small wonder then why “Dubya” was overheard to once say “the Constitution is just a goddamn piece of paper”. True to his leftist globalist heart, that one. Makes one wish Dubya would have just stayed a coked up drughead loser he’d always been and never saw the light of day in politics.

    There was a declaration of war alright on the US on 9-11. But it was made by the State against the citizens of the State. But none of this really was news. In 2000, The Project for a New American Century outlined exactly what the Dubya-Cheney-Rumsfeld triple threat had in store. It was right there in print one year before they found the “new Pearl Harbor” they needed (and that very phrase in that very context is written verbatim in that report) as what was needed to sway citizens to allow this “war on terror” to proceed. So I stand by what I said. The Bush Family is a group of worthless individuals. And fairly treasonous.

  • GHWB criticizes Cheney/Rumsfeld

    11/05/2015 8:03:20 AM PST · 24 of 31
    antonico to outinyellowdogcountry

    I do loathe this whole family. They can’t even hide their subversive tactics anymore. Clearly, this is daddy Bush’s extremely lame attempt to reinvent Jeb! by resuscitating Dubya’s moronic decisions about invading the middle east to remake daddy’s New World Order horseshit. To hell with the entire Bush clan. The end.

  • Understanding Karl Rove’s “Operation Hummingbird”…

    09/23/2015 12:50:52 PM PDT · 5 of 33
    antonico to 2ndDivisionVet

    So CNN and the moderators are now in cahoots with Rove to do his bidding - the same liberal media who wanted him “frog-marched” into prison for the whole Plame nonsense? Yeah. Right.

  • Dana Perino: I Think Someone Might Run Third Party, But I'm "Holding My Cards" For Now (Bush?)

    09/18/2015 7:54:13 AM PDT · 70 of 110
    antonico to nhwingut

    Dana Perino is a useless tool of the Bush dynasty. Whoever will run third party will need a ton of money for - apart from anything else - there is no party apparatus for a non existent party. Presidential elections are state-run elections. You have to have an apparatus in every state to get your name out. The RNC and DNC have offices, staff, and a whole host of things like that in multiple locations within each state to coordinate messaging - and those offices stay open all year long. Good luck to a 3rd party candidate who has to rely on Other People’s Money to setup a network like that, especially at this late stage.

  • Schultz: House Democrats Will Not Bail Out John Boehner If Republicans Move To Rid Him As Speaker

    09/16/2015 8:17:47 PM PDT · 6 of 19
    antonico to cotton1706

    Not so sure it’s a lie. The truth is nobody really knows how many Republicans would vote to oust Boehner. The story now is they have the 29 they need to strip him of the chair. But it could be much higher than that. They might not have enough crossovers to bail him out.

  • Jeb Bush Now Attacking Donald Trump in Español

    09/01/2015 11:17:25 AM PDT · 17 of 55
    antonico to E. Pluribus Unum

    Agree that this is mystifying. The people Bush is trying to reach - they probably already hate Trump anyway. And if he’s trying to reach the “illegals” -uh, is Bush trolling for votes from illegal voters??

    I’d read that since Bush’s donors are fleeing the sinking ship, his army of consultants HAS to spend the money on ad buys now, so the consultant class can collect their 15% kickback on every media buy. If the Bush donor spigot is trickling to nothing, the consultants have to grab the cash while they still can. Probably has much to do with the ad buys now, no matter how pointless they are.

  • Ted Cruz TRUMPS Megyn Kelly on unfair question, says ‘I’m not playing the media’s game’

    08/25/2015 7:19:52 PM PDT · 14 of 255
    antonico to VinL

    Yeah, Cruz looked like he was hedging on the legal issue of birthright citizenship. He seemed to think the Constitution does grant such citizenship to illegals, whether the parents are illegal or not. That seemed to guide his non answer answer. I thought he came across badly. And mostly because he believes the 14th amendment grants illegals birthrights. He trapped himself with that previous position.

  • Bill O'Reilly confronts Donald Trump: You can't 'deport people who have American citizenship'

    08/19/2015 8:42:20 AM PDT · 38 of 124
    antonico to SeekAndFind

    Bill O’Baxter is, again, totally wrong. Mark Levin talked of this at length Monday. The 14th Amendment does NOT grant citizenship rights to non-citizens. Moreover, another section of the Constitution gives “plenary power” to Congress on all matters of Naturalization. That’s absolute.


  • Donald Trump’s Clown Immigration Plan

    08/17/2015 10:55:15 AM PDT · 41 of 82
    antonico to Sgt_Schultze

    “The writer/publisher Ben Domenech has a plagiarism problem “

    Great link. And if you read it, all you need to see is he worked in the Dubya Bush administration. And you need not read further. That’s why he’s against enforcing immigration law. All Bushes want amnesty. All of them. So the plagiarist Domenech is singing the Bush choral refrain: Amnesty Amnesty, anything less is heartless.

  • Chief Justice Roberts affirms: ObamaCare was poorly written

    06/25/2015 2:36:12 PM PDT · 72 of 108
    antonico to Kaslin

    John Roberts is BUSH appointee. “Dubya” Bush. The same “Dubya” who never vetoed a Federal Budget; was the first president in US history to sign a $2 TRLLION budget into law; and also the first president to sign a $3 TRILLION federal budget into law - and therefore make the new baseline that much that’s required to be spent in each succeeding year. Get with it folks - the Bushes are Democrats with R’s next to their name. And so much of what they do publicly shows us that.

  • Karl Rove: We Can Stop Gun Violence if We Repeal the Second Amendment

    06/25/2015 2:00:17 PM PDT · 79 of 81
    antonico to woofie

    “Rhetorical device

    In rhetoric, a rhetorical device or resource of language is a technique that an author or speaker uses to convey to the listener or reader a meaning with the goal of persuading him or her towards considering a topic from a different perspective, using sentences designed to encourage or provoke a rational argument from an emotional display of a given perspective or action. Note that although rhetorical devices may be used to evoke an emotional response in the audience, this is not their primary purpose.

    This above is what Rove used ...Im sorry you could not follow it

    I didn’t follow it - and neither did anybody else - because that’s not what he used. He wasn’t “persuading” us to look it this topic from another point of view. And even if he were using this (which he wasn’t), this definition of rhetorical device PROVES MY THEORY, not yours!! The conclusion of his thesis was that such violence as Charleston would continue UNTIL the 2nd Amendment was repealed to “remove all guns” from people’s hands (ostensibly). So your claim of using rhetorical language to persuade us to accept his thesis by other means undermines what you’ve been claiming all along LMAO!!! Your argument now is, “His thesis being exactly what he said it was, though I still maintain he didn’t really say what he said, and to prove my point, here is the method which he used to persuade us of his thesis, which I still claim he didn’t utter”.

    You’re as screwed up as Rove is, without a doubt. Have a great weekend!!

  • Karl Rove: We Can Stop Gun Violence if We Repeal the Second Amendment

    06/25/2015 11:57:49 AM PDT · 74 of 81
    antonico to woofie

    “Now maybe there’s some magic law that will keep us from having more of these. I mean basically the only way to guarantee that we will dramatically reduce acts of violence involving guns is to basically remove guns from society, and until somebody gets enough “oomph” to repeal the Second Amendment,THATS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN

    Why the hell would someone say say “THATS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN” if they are suggesting something they want to do?

    This is a direct quotation of what you said Rove said. Since I quoted directly, let’s not have anymore confusion. It’s clear your problem is comprehending SYNTAX. You know, sentence structure like use of nouns, verbs, and predicates?? Roves statement as said above CLEARLY shows he’s an advocate of 2nd amendment repeal based on his own linguistics. His statement of the problem - as he sees it - is that there is no “magic law” (yet) to eradicate events like Charleston. He says then that in order “dramatically reduce” shootings such at this, the only solution is to “remove guns from society”. So we have Rove assessing the problem (lack of a “magic law” to “dramatically reduce more Charlestons), and then declares what the solution to the problem would be (”remove guns from society). In terms of argumentation of debate points, this is what’s known as laying out the case. So in this paragraph you want to use to exonerate his corruption, he tells us what he thinks the problem is and what he thinks the solution would be.

    It’s his use of the word “until” that gives away his cover. The word “until” is a preposition, and means “a word to indicate continuance to a specified time” (this is the Merriam-Webster definition). So Rove tells us we’re going to be subject to Charleston type events UNTIL the “specified time” that “somebody” gets the “oomph” to “repeal the 2nd Amendment”. He says it’s not going to happen - but he doesn’t say it’s not going to happen because of his own defense of principle behind the constitutional provision that the right to bear arms should be unabridged. He’s saying we’re going to have Charleston-type problems UNTIL somebody gets “oomph” (read: courage) and eliminates the 2nd amendment to remove guns from society (ahhh...his “magic law”, at last!!)

    Your parsing of his last statement away from everything else tells us a lot about YOU! Trying to overemphasize “that’s not gonna happen” in isolation is an epic fail on your part. It’s trying to foist the notion he’s posing as a defender of the 2nd amendment, but you IGNORE everything he said before it and drop the context of his own words of the entire paragraph you quoted on his behalf. Far from a defense of the 2nd amendment, the whole context of this very paragraph YOU quoted indicates clearly this is a LAMENT from Rove that somebody - at present - lacks “oomph” to repeal it (if you were truly a 2nd amendment defender, why on earth would you ever utter what would be required to get rid of it???). Rove is lamenting that there will be no repeal (after all, he tells us the solution to “dramatically reduce” more Charleston type events - get rid of guns; apparently Rove has never heard of all the gun crime that happens in the heavily gun restricted Chicago). He’s not defending the 2nd Amendment. At all. And any idiot with half a brain can read this paragraph of his you quoted and understand that as clearly as the sunrise. Except of course, you.

    Rove is worthy of all the hatred he brings upon himself. Whether he’s swindling private citizens out of cash for his Epic Fail Super PAC, or foisting yet another big-gubmint luvin’ Bush down out throats, he’s earned every bit of hatred he gets. Equally from both sides, I might add. Karl Rove’s 15 minutes of fame was over LONG ago - and it’s time for this worthless ass-clown to get off the stage and go back to his closet-case life.

  • Karl Rove: We Can Stop Gun Violence if We Repeal the Second Amendment

    06/24/2015 9:25:07 AM PDT · 72 of 81
    antonico to woofie

    “He is not walking it back

    If you bothered to listen to the segment, Rove clearly said “That is not going to work” in regard to the idea of doing away with the second amendment
    He was on Hannity last night and he emphasized that what needed to happen in the Charleston Case was not gun control but that someone needed to listen to what that 21 year old was espousing and take responsibility fort it (which did not happen)...In short a societal solution and not a government solution.”

    If he said or suggested a societal solution is what’s needed, then he surely IS walking back what he said to Chris Wallace, claiming “oomph” was required to repeal the 2nd Amendment. Society cannot repeal anything, only legislators can. So the fact he had to even show up on Hannity to keep talking about the same subject trying to not say what he did say to Wallace is - by definition - walking it back. Again, it’s clear comprehension of text escapes you.

    And, “apologize” to Rove? You’re clearly out of your mind. Why you fanboy this moron is a mystery. This clueless clown swindled almost $400 million out of people for his basically useless Super PAC American Crossroads in 2012, spending more money on behalf of more losers than ever before in politics. And this numb-nuts Rove an his RINO ilk have the nerve to blame their losses on conservatives!! It was THEIR RINO candidates losing en masse in 2012: Thompson, Wilson, Mack, McMahon, Rehberg..and the biggest loser of all in Mitt Romney. Rove’s success rate in 2012 was less than 10% - and sending hundreds of millions of dollars down the drain backing candidates he told every media outlet were “The only ones who can win” - except they didn’t. His comments to Wallace on the 2nd Amendment reveal exactly what he thinks and who he is, and it’s the same political acumen that was evident when all of his backed candidates lost comprehensively. He’s no conservative. He’s a “big-gubmint”-loving RINO. Like all the Bushes, Romneys, Fords, Nixons, Rockefellers, et.al. And he’s so stupid about not watching what he says - like the Wallace appearance - that he had to go beg Hannity to put him on for a “do-over”, the kind of do-overs media give to Democrats who unintentionally expose themselves against the Party Line.

    Your admonition to me that I owe Rove an apology is so ridiculous that you should be laughed out of every room you walk in to. And it’s clear you’re as intellectually inept as Rove is.

  • Karl Rove: We Can Stop Gun Violence if We Repeal the Second Amendment

    06/23/2015 4:46:29 PM PDT · 70 of 81
    antonico to woofie

    “You read minds don’t you? (SARCASM)”

    You don’t need to be able to read minds to understand what he meant. You just have to be able to read. And comprehend. Two things clearly beyond you ;).

    And today we KNOW he meant exactly what I said, because he’s trying to walk it back with double-talk instead of openly denying it. He’s a piece of garbage.

  • Karl Rove: We Can Stop Gun Violence if We Repeal the Second Amendment

    06/22/2015 8:14:44 AM PDT · 49 of 81
    antonico to Old Retired Army Guy

    “There are a lot of Social Media fasely implying that Fove was advocating repeal of the 2nd amendment. All he was doing was showing how laws against guns do not deter violence and stating that short of repealing the 2nd amendment which he said will never happen the gun laws are useless against a determined killer. So those who are trying to falsely accuse Rove need to pull in their claws.”

    That’s not quite an accurate assessment either. It was the use of his phrase “..and until somebody gets enough oomph to repeal the 2nd Amendment...”. This is as revealing of his intent as it could be. His syntax here is unmistakable: Rove is hoping for - through his own words - somebody rising to acquire enough “oomph” to do just that. Since he himself stated what would be required for repeal - “oomph” in this case - he sees the 2nd Amendment as a cause of violence and congress therefore must raise it’s “oomph” to stop it. It was Rove who linked gun violence and the 2nd Amendment in this cause-and-effect relationship on Fox News. Nobody else did. And it’s clear that he’s all for the “oomph” needed to repeal it. Otherwise, why sanctify an attempt at repeal with lacking enough “oomph” - which is clearly intended to mean COURAGE to repeal it. That may be lost on you with your comment, but the rest of us get exactly what he means. Which is no surprise. He’s a leftist, period.

  • Mitt Romney's Advice to the GOP: Focus on Minority Voters

    06/14/2015 12:06:11 PM PDT · 27 of 75
    antonico to 2ndDivisionVet

    Yeah. This is the guy who told the congressional GOP to “swallow hard” and pass Obama’s Amnesty in full. Somebody tell that idiot Coulter about that; she still is out there shilling for this proven loser.

  • GOP introduces bill to block Internet rules

    03/05/2015 8:29:50 AM PST · 19 of 44
    antonico to GIdget2004

    They need to tie the amendment to the Debt Ceiling Bill or some other Must Pass bill. That’s the only way it will work.

  • WHIP LIST: House Republicans split on ‘clean’ Homeland Security funding [updated]

    02/25/2015 10:47:42 AM PST · 4 of 41
    antonico to GIdget2004

    Why update? This is just more liberal claptrap by a liberal rag, The Hill. The real secret on all of this is the Democrats in panic. The media portraying the GOP schisms is devised to cloak the Democrats never wanting to vote to fund what they themselves say is an unconstitutional action. It’s the Straw Man, used again and again.

  • Jeb Bush: Denying Dreamers Accelerated Citizenship Is ‘Ridiculous’

    02/05/2015 9:01:49 AM PST · 28 of 40
    antonico to DiogenesLamp

    Jeb Bush is ridiculous. Ann Coulter nailed it when she said “Three generations of imbeciles is enough.”

    In the same piece Coulter - the “single issue voter” (immigration) Ann Coulter - wrote that she hoped Mitt Romney’s exit from the 2016 Presidential Handicap was only temporary. You know, Mr. Mitt “Swallow Hard & Pass Full Amnesty” Romney. For her to label anybody else an imbecile is, well, imbecilic. Jeb Bush is a horrible option. But her reasoning for it - immigration stance, given who she wants to cram down everybody’s throats, again - makes you wonder if she’s even sober these days. Ann Coulter occupies Seat #1 in the Mitt Romney Clown Car.

  • Is Sarah Palin Too Toxic for 2016?

    01/26/2015 8:50:48 AM PST · 47 of 102
    antonico to SeekAndFind

    Whether anybody likes her personally is a different issue as to whether she makes a good leader. Her speech in Iowa was - let’s be charitable - and say it was a disorganized stream-of-consciousness rambling, suggesting she decided to go off script. It was an opportunity to demonstrate why the world should take her seriously as a politician. Instead, she presented really nothing but a list of ad-hominem complaints that made her look embittered.

    Like it or not, if you want to lead a nation, Statecraft has a certain protocol. There are trappings that go with the office - whether you’re a president or a prime minister. And one thing that is NOT statesmanlike is standing holding a sign screaming an expletive at Michael Moore. It’s juvenile, witless, and essentially the end of any argument you have. Once you descend to the level of personal attack, you’ve admitted you’re not up to the job required of head-of-state. Margaret Thatcher always said she was delighted when her opponents had stooped to the level of attacking her personally with ad-hominem, because that was the signal that they were basically out of ideas. It was the White Flag, intellectually speaking. So Palin descended to just that level with this ill-advised profane slam to Moore. It makes her look petty, common and unimaginative (there’s no witty intellect in reaching for profanity to make a point - any idiot can utter FU). Instead of reverting back to what makes a good politician, she’s reaching for the kind of public statements that you’d expect to see or hear from a banal, common, witless celebrity. Time to admit it: her 15 minutes was up years ago. She’s now proven she’s the GOP Crazy Aunt in the Attic.

  • Cantor speaks to establishment Republicans in Va. about how to win

    01/24/2015 9:43:05 PM PST · 31 of 34
    antonico to E. Pluribus Unum

    How does a guy who failed to hold his own seat in a primary lecture to anybody about how to win??? Somebody please explain that. Clearly it’s over my feeble brain...

  • Sarah Palin on Potential Romney ’16 Run: ‘We Need New Blood’ ... (Hello Sarah, this means you)

    01/18/2015 8:18:03 AM PST · 46 of 71
    antonico to Cringing Negativism Network

    Sarah Palin has no chance of securing the GOP nomination for president. She has no money to do so. All of the PAC’s she associated with are open to anyone to see what kind of money they have on hand, since financial disclosure of a PAC’s assets are required by law. When you look at those it’s plain to see there is no way she can afford a presidential run in this day and age. We’re living in the days of presidential campaigns costing hundreds of millions of dollars. You do not raise that in 5 to 10 dollar increments from her devout followers. You simply have to have large dollar donors acting on your behalf to underwrite the fixed, continuous expenses of a campaign - staff, office space and attendant utility & operating costs, travel, venues for your public appearances - and multiply that by 50 states. It’s staggering. The fact is Palin has nowhere near that kind of money, nor any access to it since she’s not courting those who can help her financially. Needless to say, those who donate to the RNC overall - such as the Gas Chamber of Commerce - will make absolutely sure she has no path into the GOP nomination. They’d pull every dime of funding to the RNC if Preibus ever thought of working with her to secure the nomination for herself.

    So any thought of a presidential run by her is no more than Pie in the Sky daydreaming. The facts on the ground are clear enough - she’s too broke to mount any sort of campaign required to win. It’s no more complicated than that.

  • FIRE John Boehner : Free Republic's "National Rallies" : Saturday (2015-01-03) : CALL to ACTION !

    12/30/2014 8:10:31 PM PST · 17 of 57
    antonico to Patton@Bastogne

    It isn’t going to happen. Boehner was already chosen by the conference in the fall to be the nominee for Speaker. Nobody’s running against him. And since it’s all a voice vote, you’re not going to get the 30 GOP members needed to abstain or vote for someone else. It’s a fait accompli. Boehner will win, sad to say.


    12/30/2014 7:44:39 PM PST · 73 of 133
    antonico to Jim Robinson

    Hannity is in fact a goofball. he approaches everything like some dense adolescent. He has none of the wit or analytical skills of Limbaugh; doesn’t have the education of Levin; and truthfully is less intelligent than Ingraham. If it wasn’t for his looks he’d be nowhere. He’s a conservative parrot. Not a conservative thinker.

    Speaker of the House at this stage, with an Obama White House set to veto everything you submit that’s even remotely Conservative in agenda is basically a thankless job. Pelosi had the Senate & White House in her party’s control, so her job was a lot easier. The question is: why would a real Conservative even want the job of Speaker now? It’s bad enough to have to deal with an Obama White House. Worse still would be having to deal with a McConnell Senate. McConnell has already thrown in the progressive big-government wing of the GOP. Why would a guy like Gowdy or Jordan or any of them want to have to deal with that too? You’d end up pulling your hair out trying to get McConnell to move right and get Obama to sign anything. Maybe that’s why none of the real conservatives have stepped up to challenge Boehner so far. It’s a thankless job under these circumstances. And Boehner may be the only idiot who actually wants the job under the ridiculous circumstances which exists now. He’s in it for the historical footnote: he served as Speaker of the House for X number of years. It’s not hard to figure out.

  • Brent oil $90 to $100 in 12 to 18 months: Pickens

    12/23/2014 8:15:42 AM PST · 14 of 25
    antonico to shove_it

    I read somewhere that places like Venezuela and Russia, who survive on oil profits, are the ones who need oil priced in the $100 a barrel range. OPEC can apparently keep lowering prices until the rest of the world goes into the red pulling up their own oil or fracking shale. The question is - how will OPEC’s competitors survive the OPEC attempt to put them out of business?

  • Who Harry Reid Caved to in His Final Major Act as Majority Leader Will Blow Your Mind

    12/14/2014 10:41:14 PM PST · 27 of 54
    antonico to 2ndDivisionVet

    Well the Tea Party is about to be over. The GOP got very little in the CRomnibus bill save the one thing they truly wanted: the CFR reform to allow the donatiuons to congressional campaign committees to soar a thousandfold. The Chamber of Commerce, and all of it’s business RINO tentacles, will now be able to flush the coffers of the GOP House & Senate campaign committees all for the expressed purpose of quashing primary opponents of incumbent RINO’s. Unless the Tea Party finds a group of multi billionaire underwriters, the GOP-E’s tactic of reforming the committee donations will effectively end Tea Party candidates making any headway at all.

  • Should Ted Cruz Delay The Omnibus Bill 30 Hours By Forcing Reid To Hold A Cloture Vote?

    12/12/2014 9:32:22 AM PST · 14 of 30
    antonico to Laissez-faire capitalist

    It’s pointless. There will be enough McCains, Grahams, and the rest of the feckless GOP to vote for cloture. It has no teeth to stop anything. The one lone chance to have success was with Marlin Stuztman in the House holding to his principles. He’s whining now the House Leadership lied to him - like he couldn’t have figured that out. So Stutzman gave us Cromnibus, betraying his Tea Party ideals. And if Stutzman was stupid enough believe snakes like Boehner and McCarthy and Scalise and the rest of the RINO gang, then he doesn’t deserve his seat.

  • McConnell Plots a Functional, Bipartisan Senate

    12/08/2014 4:07:33 PM PST · 30 of 53
    antonico to upchuck
    Somebody explain to me how it is this Fool From Kentucky can say out of once side of his mouth that ObamaCare is the worst piece of legislation he's ever seen, and out of the other side of his mouth he claims no full repeal bill will be offered because he doesn't have 60 votes. Now, is it me, or has every Democrat in or out of the Senate been proclaiming LOUDLY that passing this monstrosity was a huge mistake?? It seems to me that if a full repeal bill was offered by McConnell, his lack of getting 60 basically FORCES Democrats to support this law AGAIN if they don't vote for cloture, in the face of all their tolls of defeated Senators whose vote for it cost them their job!!!McConnell then can say “Hey, we tried to get it fully repealed but ya know what? Those Democrats you keep voting out of office because they defended this law are, well, still defending it with their votes, and you have them to thank...in 2016.” Even if they get 6 Democrats for Cloture and Obama vetoes, the veto is a rallying point against the Democrat Party as a whole. I'm not seeing where McConnell actually loses by bringing a full repeal to the floor. Unless of course, his real goal is to just help his Democrat pals to keep their jobs.
  • Mitt Romney: Republicans Should 'Swallow Hard,' Pass 'Permanent' Amnesty Bill

    11/27/2014 1:12:21 PM PST · 157 of 424
    antonico to JRandomFreeper
    Is there a count anywhere of how mane offices Mitt Romney has run for, and his win-loss record from his attempts?
  • Dissidents Planning Boehner Coup Face Long Odds

    09/30/2014 5:31:43 PM PDT · 6 of 18
    antonico to mrsmith

    This claptrap is nothing but opinion from the notoriously leftist Roll Call. They WANT Boehner to keep his Speakership. Precisely because he will grab his ankles for Obama every time. Thing is, after November, there could be a handful more GOP members who are more Conservative. There needs to be 20-25 GOP Members defecting from the January vote. The threat to strip committee assignments is a tacit admission by the RINO overlords that they smell dissent in the air, and think they can shut it down floating this threat. Which tells me the threat is real - at least to the GOP overlords. Otherwise, why leak the threat?

  • Tory MP Mark Reckless defects to Ukip

    09/27/2014 8:15:54 AM PDT · 4 of 8
    antonico to GonzoII

    This is just the continuing fallout from the Tory Party’s brutal removal of Margaret Thatcher in 1990. The Tory Party “Wets” (we call them RINO’s here) hated her, and decided they had had enough. They staged coup in the House of Commons to basically overturn a national election to remove her and install the feckless John Major. The Tory Party was destroyed from that moment on, and they have never recovered. The Major loss to Blair in 1997 was as catastrophic as the Carter loss to Reagan in 1980. And the Tories went into essentially political exile for the next 13 years, and only managed to win in 2010 (barely) because the backlash against Blair & Brown had reached such a pitch that Labour could never win. But that said, the Tories HAD to cut a deal with the OTHER liberal party, the Liberal Democrats, in order to form a coalition government under David Cameron. Even with hatred high among voters for the Blair-Brown disaster, the Tories couldn’t manage to win an outright Majority of seats to form their own government. For 5 days after the 2010 election, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg held the balance of power in his hands for the entire UK, having to decide to side with their philosophical enemies the Tories (who barely won the lection overall), or throw in with their more kindred spirits in the Labour party who lost, and thereby risk alienation by turning losing Labour into a winning government. They eventually chose to go with the vote of the people, through gnashed teeth. And the Tories were done no favors, having had to beg the Lib Dems to side with them instead of Labour just to form a government. And again, all of this mishmash in the Tory party exists today because of their political assassination of Margaret Thatcher over 20 years ago.

    So it’s no small wonder why any British MP who’s even remotely Thatcherite in their thinking would find a happier home in the UKIP. The Tory Party today is a party equivalent to the current GOP here - made up of Patrician Blue Bloods who believe in a socialist type state mostly to preserve a class status. They Tories and GOP of today have as donors deep pocketed cartel rulers who want governments to protect them from competition; increase the amount of slave labor they can buy cheaply; and keep the have nots in their proper place below the aristocracy. America needs a UKIP.

  • Bob Beckel Warns of ‘October Surprise’ from Dems

    09/19/2014 9:49:58 AM PDT · 24 of 74
    antonico to Responsibility2nd

    Probably a staged “event” regarding something about ISIS, trying to make the current White House Occupant look competent - which is no small feat.

  • Filipino Soldiers Defied UN Order to Surrender to ISIS

    09/02/2014 7:58:59 AM PDT · 24 of 34
    antonico to SeekAndFind

    So who was the Muslim-supporting UN “Commander” who ordered them to lay down their arms? Why is it we don’t have this idiot’s name??? It’s amazing how the left works these things totally in reverse against their enemies. If this was a doctor refusing an abortion, that doctor’s name would be in the news 24/7 for a week, and they’d mobilize their mob goons to surround that doctor’s house.

  • Palin goes 0 for 2 in Alaska as clout disappears nationally

    08/21/2014 2:44:45 PM PDT · 30 of 105
    antonico to bigdaddy45

    To say she endorsed 15 and 4 won is factual. It’s not disputable. The point is well made - she was a lot more effective in endorsements in 2010 than now. And it makes sense. Back in 2010, many of her supporters stayed true to her because they were absolutely convinced she was going to make that serious POTUS run in 2012. When she bailed on that in October of 2011, a chunk of those who were looking to her to right the ship of the nation started looking elsewhere. A percentage of them in 2012 essentially stopped taking her POTUS aspirations - which she herself stoked - seriously. By 2014, and after signing to do not only another television show on some cable channel, but also starting her own subscription based network, more of those who pinned their hopes to her in a political sense were getting the idea she has no serious designs to run for office again. Her name as a candidate hasn’t been on a ballot since she was elected governor (as 2008 VP she wasn’t the ballot name, McLame was). So she herself has not run for any office for 8 years. Her rash of endorsements in this 2014 cycle seemed to coincide with the beginning of her new series (is it even still on the air?).

    It’s become clear Sarah Palin is more interested in being a celebrity than an office holder.

  • Chris McDaniel: I Beat Thad Cochran by 25,000 Votes

    08/05/2014 8:28:10 AM PDT · 81 of 88
    antonico to Rides_A_Red_Horse

    “Yes, let’s keep Mitch McConnell as Democrat with an (R) behind his name.”


    Interesting someone finally brings his name up. Let’s remember: McConnell is the one who was twisting arms in the Senate at a private meeting to raise $800,000 from sitting Senators to get Cochran over the hump in the runoff - after he actually LOST the primary to McDaniel!! Let that sink in. Sitting GOP Senators rallied to pony up almost a million bucks to back the LOSER in the GOP Primary for a runoff. The Senate GOP Leader wants to overturn the will of the Mississippi GOP voters. If that isn’t a clear illustration of just how corrupt politics has become, nothing is. It’s McConnell who is largely responsible for funneling that $800,000 to Haley Barbour for the expressed purpose of rounding up Democrat votes for Cochran. They all KNEW if they didn’t McDaniel would win the runoff going away. McConnell was trying to keep Conservatives out of the Senate; Barbour wanted his Mississippi pigeon in the Senate to keep his own lucrative lobbying gig going. Mitch McConnell is as responsible for the Cochran duplicity in Mississippi as anybody. In fact he could be said to be the center of it.

    And speaking of McConnell, where is the Dear Leader and his positions on this whole border crisis? What has Dear Leader Mitch to say about the overflow of illegal immigrants invading the southern border? Seems Dear Leader Mitch is yet to be heard from considering he is the Dear Leader of the GOP Senate. If the McDaniel case gets to court, and there is enough light cast upon just what the McConnell-Barbour axis pulled off, I hope that some Super PAC runs ads in KY this fall about “Remember Thad”, and Dear Leader Mitch’s role in bringing it about. :)

  • Chris McDaniel: I Beat Thad Cochran by 25,000 Votes

    08/04/2014 3:38:56 PM PDT · 43 of 88
    antonico to cotton1706

    I’m not a lawyer, but the move to put this in front of the state GOP Executive Committee is interesting. It forces the Mississippi GOP to either run McDaniel out of town and tell him to go pound sand or to admit what he has is valid. If it’s the former, he goes to court. If it becomes and actual trial, it doesn’t seem like they can withhold the registries because that’s part of the discovery - is it not? If there is a law binding in the state that Democrats cannot vote in both their primaries and in Republican primaries, then the registries would be evidence to prove the case either way, so it seems they would have to allow it only because there is a law in in the state barring crossover voting. If the GOP Executive Committee sides with McDaniel in that, yes, illegal crossover voting happened, then they admit their certified winner is a certified loser.

    I wonder what face saving, no statement the Mississippi GOP Executive Committee will give when McDaniel’s case appears in front of them? :)

  • Rep. Raul Labrador Will Challenge Kevin McCarthy for GOP Leader: A race for Cantor's job after all.

    06/13/2014 5:15:22 PM PDT · 10 of 24
    antonico to qaz123

    “How this can even be a contest is beyond me. But, the wimps with Rs after their name will vote for McCarthy. Hope the guys like Gohmert and Gowdy can rally the troops and put him and the rest of the eGOP to bed for at least a little while.”

    Gowdy claims to be “very good friends” with McCarthy, so it’s unlikely he (or anyone other than the true pure bred Conservatives) will offer much resistance at all. I’m thinking this is just another RINO ploy. Labrador knows he has no chance to win this - he’s only entered because Steve King (who counts Labrador as an amnesty supporter) has been raising hell about ramming this election through before any opposition to McCarthy can get some traction. Labrador is the table scrap here, to keep the House Conservatives quiet, and nothing more.

    The people of this country despise its leadership. For Conservatives, they loathe everything about GOP leadership as it stands now. Take a look at all the House Leadership Team: Boehner & Cantor hail from - at best - Purple States, and McCarthy from a pure Blue State. Until that changes there is zero hope they will do ANYTHING to challenge Obama. Even McConnell hails from Kentucky which has had a long line of Democrat governors in its history. Unless Red State leadership is put in place, you won’t get anything but mealy mouthed compromising and appeasing from feckless politicians.

  • Cantor ‘in cahoots’ on amnesty, challenger says

    05/29/2014 2:42:46 PM PDT · 7 of 7
    antonico to jimbo123

    I would love to believe that Cantor will lose this race. Haven’t seen any polling data here on the left coast. But I presume Cantor is outspending Brat by huge margins, and that will carry the day for Cantor?

  • Karl Rove (and other e-Repubs) butt in California gubernatorial race, too

    05/27/2014 5:48:50 PM PDT · 24 of 40
    antonico to cotton1706

    What’s amazing to me is the GOP Establishment - and their own brand of media sock puppets - continually wail about the primaries, clamoring that ALL “Republicans” need to coalesce together behind a candidate. But only do so when they want coalescing behind their candidate. When their candidate is getting hammered in a primary, all of a sudden we don’t hear calls for unity and coalescing. We hear cries like this - destroy conservatives. Somebody should ask Karl about that the next time his horrible mug turns up on Fox.

  • Report: Hillary Clinton is Scared to Death of Trey Gowdy’s Investigation

    05/23/2014 5:35:05 PM PDT · 38 of 38
    antonico to PoloSec

    The story is that when she spoke in front of the House last time - uttering her famous “What difference does it make” nonsense, the House Leadership did not put her under oath then. That won’t happen in front of the Select Committee. This might be the reason she’s quaking in her shoes.

  • Primary Live Thread (AR,GA,ID,KY,OR,PA)

    05/21/2014 1:18:02 PM PDT · 438 of 467
    antonico to Kolath

    “Read your little rant, rolled the eyes, smirked at your bitterness.

    Nobody cares...

    Then if nobody cares, which presumes you don’t either, why bother responding? Talk about worthy of an eye-roll....

  • Primary Live Thread (AR,GA,ID,KY,OR,PA)

    05/20/2014 8:20:44 PM PDT · 307 of 467
    antonico to Steven Scharf

    “Karen Handel is not going to make up 30,000 votes, That would be 7% of all votes cast.

    Not going to happen. I am surprised this one has not been called yet.”

    This should put an almost closed door to the idea that Sarah Palin is still any kind of endorsement powerhouse on her own anymore. As we’ve seen this year with Katrina Pierson, Steve Lonergan, Elizabeth Benacqusito and now apparently Karen Handel (who also failed with the Palin endorsement the last time she ran for governor), Sarah Palin alone no longer has that Touch Of Gold backing that turns a loser into a winner (and the truth is the legend of such a thing is far more exaggerated than the reality). For all of the women listed above, they had very little support - endorsement or otherwise - from the major funding conservative groups like SCF, Club For Growth, etc. Their biggest “asset” to run for office was literally that Palin endorsement. And it turned up trumps for them.

    It seems we’ve at last reached the point where Sarah Palin’s penchant for telling other politicians what they must do - while she declines to seek office herself as a former head of state - is wearing thin. She’s preaching from the sidelines berating others who do go through the rigors of facing an electorate every two or six years, while she heaps nothing but criticism on most of them - from the protected sanctity of the makeup & wardrobe trailer on the set of her latest TV show, airing on a channel nobody ever heard of. Palin needs to either suit up, and get in the game after five years of personal cashing in on her political career that was a half-decade ago and fix the problems she demands others fix. Or she should just shut up and go away. Her recent string of losing endorsements where SHE was the major endorsement power attests to the fact that she’s not the political force she was in 2010 (and no, Plain faithful, Sasse was NOT a Palin operation since he was backed and supported LONG ago by SCF Club For Growth, various TEA Party groups well before Palin weighed in). Attention Governor Palin: get your name on a ballot and get your own hands dirty - or bloody - to help fix the mess we’re in that you keep complaining about, or shut up already. We’ll get behind Ted and Mike - and sometimes even Rand and Marco - they had the guts to run and work (especially Ted). You just sit in your star trailer. And complain. Lame, Sarah. Very, very lame

  • The McConnell challenge that wasn’t

    05/20/2014 2:04:53 PM PDT · 64 of 210
    antonico to Baynative

    Bevin never had any chance. He never led MCConnell in any poll. Senate Conservtives Fund - which I contribute to - basically threw away money on a campaign that had no chance. Money that could have gone to people like Chris McDaniel, or TW Shannon. They should have known better. The Bevin Money from SCF was nothing but personal animus money wasted because Matt Hoskins hates Mitch McConnell.

  • Karl Rove warns Tim Donnelly will hurt GOP candidates nationwide

    05/17/2014 6:38:21 AM PDT · 16 of 78
    antonico to cotton1706

    I think Karl Rove has brain damage.

  • Boehner: House Won’t Arrest Lois Lerner

    05/12/2014 11:24:07 AM PDT · 37 of 50
    antonico to SeekAndFind

    When the scandal first broke, Boehner himself was the one asking “I want to know who’s going to jail”? Well...

  • Sarah Palin Takes Swipe At (GOP) Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell While Defending Oil Tax Structure

    05/11/2014 1:10:47 PM PDT · 9 of 20
    antonico to WilliamRobert

    “Why would sane people take on a political career in today’s climate?
    Maybe, if you feel so strongly about common sense solutions you should run and implement them.
    I don’t blame Palin from staying away from elected office, the death threats, criticism, good ole boy system, and general slimy atmosphere of politics”


    So, you say I should run for office to implement ideas I admonish no one for in any critical way, yet you bristle in defense of Palin’s posturing as a perpetual sideline critic of elected officials and excuse her decision not to run?? According to you, I have to run for NOT criticizing elected officials, but she doesn’t have to run BECAUSE she criticizes elected officials??? Do you even understand how convoluted your suggestion is??

  • Sarah Palin Takes Swipe At (GOP) Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell While Defending Oil Tax Structure

    05/11/2014 12:40:35 PM PDT · 3 of 20
    antonico to Cringing Negativism Network

    “Sarah you really, really, really need to get back into politics.
    Just saying”

    Exactly what I’ve been chastising her for in this forum for a month now. This is yet again another example of her using her current position as a news contributor - which was built by her past political career - to heap endless criticism on every politician in sight, from the sidelines. She tells current elected officials what the solutions are they must enact, but declines the opportunities to actually seek office herself to practice the solutions she preaches to others they must pursue. As if she says, “here are the things you elected officials ought to be doing...and if you need any more info from me on what should be done in precise measure, I’ll be in wardrobe and makeup on the set of my new show. Call me there.” Please. Palin deludes her faithful by using these criticisms as a tease that she may run - someday. Sort of. Maybe. But this endless flattering-only-to-deceive game she’s played has gone on for the last five years, declining to seek office herself at every turn. I’m with you. Time for Palin to suit and get back in the game to fix these problems she tells everybody else how to solve, or shut up, do her obscure TV show and collect her cash. Then she can hope she gets a talk show one day. On a network people might actually watch.

  • Jahan Wilcox, RNC Spokesman, Attacks Republican Candidate as “Fraud”

    05/07/2014 9:41:18 AM PDT · 26 of 33
    antonico to Timber Rattler

    “So Conservatives who stand up and try to do something concrete about the corrupt, decrepit GOP-E are infected with stupidity in your view? “


    That they stand up for it isn’t the stupidity, if you actually understood the grammar in my sentence. The stupidity on their part is that everyone think’s THEY are the “TEA Party” solution to the corrupt GOP-E, and 5 or 6 of them - longing to reach the celebrity status of someone like Cruz - gets into the race and splits an already thin vote margin. Standing up for TEA Party ideas is not the problem. The method of so many of them flooding the zone and splitting their own votes is precisely what’s helping the GOP-E wipe out any further gains the TEA party might make. After all, what good is owning a gun if all you’re going to do with it is shoot off your own foot?

  • Jahan Wilcox, RNC Spokesman, Attacks Republican Candidate as “Fraud”

    05/07/2014 8:25:58 AM PDT · 12 of 33
    antonico to cotton1706

    The stupidity of the “TEA Party Candidates” is that they flood into these primaries and do nothing but ensure the GOP-E person winning. How many ran against Tillis? How many are lining up against Graham? This is why Romney won the primary: Gingrich, Santorum, Bachmann and Perry were all running the same votes. If the TEA Party is gonna shoot itself in the foot this way, then the losses like last night will only mount.

  • May Sixth PRIMARY DAY - Reports and etc. LIVE THREAD

    05/06/2014 9:21:44 PM PDT · 77 of 126
    antonico to struggle

    As far as I can tell by results, TEA Party got shellacked everywhere.