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  • John Paul Stevens Proposes New Constitutional Amendments

    04/24/2014 7:59:33 PM PDT · 43 of 44
    BillyBoy to GOPsterinMA
    >> No one, especially judges, should have lifetime appointments/jobs; it rots people. <<

    I would limit SCOTUS judges to a maximum of 20 years on the federal bench, or when they reach the age of 75, whichever comes first. Of course, doing so would require a constitutional amendment. (and if we're amending the constitution, we might as well go all the way and change it so voters can kick out federal judges)

    One trend in American politics that makes little sense to me is that most SCOTUS judges are choosen from the ranks of existing federal appellate court justices. This includes conservative justices like Alito and Scalia. If this were Europe, I suppose that would make sense, but the way we choose Congressmen and Presidents tend to be the opposite -- more often that not we fill the office with someone from OUTSIDE Washington that has held office at the state level. Why not do the same with SCOTUS judges? People that have been in the beltway too long shouldn't get to stay there longer in a more powerful position.

    If I was President, I'd come up with a short list by having my advisers vet existing state judges and giving me a list of the top 10 most reliably conservative justices on state supreme courts (Judge Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court, etc.). Then I'd research them further and the interview the prospective choices until I narrowed it down to one.

  • John Paul Stevens Proposes New Constitutional Amendments

    04/24/2014 7:44:53 PM PDT · 42 of 44
    BillyBoy to GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; NFHale

    It’s interesting to look at the circumstances of perhaps the only two liberal RAT SCOTUS appointees in the past century that turned out to be good:

    James Clark McReynolds had been attorney general under Woodrow Wilson, and apparently he was a mean, grouchy guy that everyone found difficult to work with, including Wilson. Wilson basically appointed him to SCOTUS because he wanted to get rid of him as A.G. but had no reason to fire him. McReynolds was a lifelong RAT and had been known as a trust-buster as A.G., but he veered rightward on everything else and made it clear on the court he couldn’t stand liberals. He wouldn’t even talk to fellow Wilson appointee John Clarke because he loathed the man’s leftist beliefs. He was the court’s most strident Court critic of FDR’s New Deal programs and never waviered from those views.

    Byron White was known for his celebrity status as a former football player and he had worked hard for Kennedy’s election in 1960, raising lots of money for him. He didn’t have much a paper trail for a judicial record, but he was a favorite of big labor and JFK appointed him as a favor to them. He’s best known for being the only justice who sided with Rehnquist during Roe v. Wade. He wasn’t even all that conservative but considering he was a RAT appointee, he was definitely more in the mold of Anthony Kennedy than Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He was always an advocate of judicial restrait and admitted he was most comfortable serving under conservative Chief Justice William Rehnquist and most uncomfortable serving with Chief Justice Earl Warren.

    There might have been a third closet conservative justice if Obama had appointed Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke to SCOTUS. Supposely her name was in the running because of the clout of her powerful RAT machine husband, Alderman Ed Burke, who is the longest serving alderman in Chicago. She was most likely passed over because of her age (turned 70 last year) and heavy involvement in the Catholic Church. Burke’s decisions have been surprisingly decent for a Chicago RAT, albeit not as conservative as your typical downstate Republican judge.

  • John Paul Stevens Proposes New Constitutional Amendments

    04/24/2014 7:24:44 PM PDT · 40 of 44
    BillyBoy to GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; NFHale

    There are other examples of liberal RAT judicial appointments who turn out to be good, but it’s definitely rare. If I knew the federal appellate court and circuit court appointments I would be able to cite some other examples. When it comes to SCOTUS, the last clear example before Byron White was James Clark McReynolds. He was a Woodrow Wilson appointee and one of the most vehemently anti-New Deal justices, and continued to vote that way even after the court caved to FDR and became majority pro-New Deal in 1937.

  • John Paul Stevens Proposes New Constitutional Amendments

    04/24/2014 6:16:50 PM PDT · 36 of 44
    BillyBoy to Impy; sickoflibs

    That old commie William O. Douglas kept promoting his opinions about judicial cases after he retired from the court, even after he had a stroke. A lot of retired RAT activists can’t help themselves for some reason, and have no shame.

    In the case of Stevens, this is another example of why the argument that we “need” to elect GOP presidents to “stop activist judges” is a false premise. John Roberts was the final straw with me, and that guy was marketed as a conservative. Stevens was marketed as a “moderate”, and turned out to be a socialist. How is he any different from the typical Clinton/Obama appointee? He may even be to the left of some of them! I held my nose and voted for McCain & Romney, but I didn’t do so because I thought they’d appoint decent judges. For all we know, they could have appointed two more Ginsburgs that had “R” next to their name.

    The worst thing about Stevens, IMO, is Jerry Ford never even realized the folly of appointing him. As Fieldmarshaldj pointed out, even Ike deeply regretted the Earl Warren appointment as “the biggest damn fool decision I ever made”.

    One other thing I’ll add though — I disagree with the articles premise that Levin’s amendments should be considered instead because they’re what the founders had in mind. If that were true, they would have been proposed back in 1788. Many of Levin’s proposed amendments might be good ideas, but conservatives on the right who blindly worship whatever Levin says are as bad as leftists who blindly worship “constitutional law experts” like Obama.

  • Tea Party Claims First Victory of 2014

    04/24/2014 4:34:53 PM PDT · 35 of 38
    BillyBoy to fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy
    >> EVERY state needs to have CLOSED primaries, period. <<

    What floors me is how many voters claim to be "registered Republicans" in states like Illinois that have no party registration and they let you pick which party ballot you want when you show up for the primary election. They may have a record of voting in GOP primaries, but they're not "registered" with that party.

    Liberals particularly like to claim to be "registered Republicans" whenever they're trying to sway the GOP to move left: "I'm a registered Republican and I support gay marriage". Sure, and I'm a registered member of MENSA.

    The other one that gets me is voters who request "punch cards" and demand to know where's the one button they can press to "vote a straight party ticket". This was going on rampantly during Pat Quinn's stolen election over Bill Brady in 2010. These people claim to have voted in every election, but somehow failed to notice that punch cards were eliminated in Illinois in 2002 (thanks to the infamous Bush-Gore battle in Florida) and one-punch straight ticket voting was eliminated way back in 1980 or something along those lines. When the dummies find out they actually have to find the D candidate on the ballot manually, they just punch RAT for Governor or President, leave the rest of their ballot blank, and then cast their vote. Gotta love lazy RAT voting zombies.

    Polls show the number of voters who identify as "Independents" is at all-time high, but it sure doesn't seem that way whenever people up on election. For every voter who hates to choose a partisan ballot, there's five more claiming to be a registered member of one and demanding a straight-party ticket.

  • Tea Party Claims First Victory of 2014

    04/24/2014 11:23:30 AM PDT · 29 of 38
    BillyBoy to AuH2ORepublican; Impy; NFHale; C. Edmund Wright; sickoflibs; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; ...
    >> Curt Clawson definitely donated to the ultraliberal Democrat Senator Stabenow’s 2012 reelection campaign (see below, from OpenSecrets.org’s donor lookup; it’s definitely the same Curtis Clawson, since he was CEO of Hayes Lemmerz International at the time of such donations). And even worse in the eyes of the “Tea Party” purists who eschew anyone who has an actual record in politics, the only $200+ federal political contributions that Clawson has made since the late 1990s apart from his recent donation to the “Dangerously Incompetent” Stabenow were to ... wait for it ... Mitch McConnell and to the McConnell-controlled Republican Party of Kentucky! If those self-proclaimed “Tea Party leaders” are to be consistent, they should demand that Clawson drop out of the race and permit the GOP to nominate a candidate who is not “a stooge for the GOPe” like Clawson obviously must be—I mean, what is more “establishment” than donating to Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign? At least Clawson donated to ultraliberal Democrat Stabenow, so I guess that proves he’s no Republican. Whew! Close one for the Tea Party Express—they almost endorsed a conservative Republican by mistake, but Clawson’s Stabenow donation will save its reputation. <<

    It looks like the TPX ("Tea Party Express") record of backing the wrong horse in GOP primaries will remain intact. Why so many freepers listen to some California-based group telling other states who to vote for is beyond me (what happened to all that "states rights", "end the 17th amendment", "empower the states" stuff they preach? Guess it goes out the window if some "Tea Party" group from California says they know what's best for Florida citizens)

    The pro-Clawson freepers saying Sarah Palin has occasionally made lousy endorsements and her opinion shouldn't be taken as gospel have a valid point. However, they're also ignoring the fact that the "Tea Party Express" doesn't just occasionally make lousy endorsements, they almost ALWAYS do so.

    I hope I'm wrong and Clawson turns out to be a great candidate and solid conservative. But I'm not holding my breath.

  • Rand Paul: “Not Changing Any Laws on Abortion,” Life at Conception a “Personal” Belief

    04/23/2014 7:18:42 PM PDT · 69 of 121
    BillyBoy to yongin

    It wouldn’t surprise if the same crowd who thought Ron Paul’s son was the “true conservative” because he screamed “TEA PARTY!!” over and over would think the same thing about Obama’s “cousin” from nowhere.

  • The Racist, Discriminating Democratic Party

    04/23/2014 7:15:37 PM PDT · 24 of 25
    BillyBoy to Impy

    Definitely, I wish the GOP would have the guts to play hardball and use stuff like that in campaign ads. The RATs certainly have no shame in doing everything possible to demonize the Republicans as gay-hating, woman-hating, backwards Bible-thumping fundamentalists. The ultimate irony is their party actually gave birth to those types of groups and continue to divide people.

  • The Racist, Discriminating Democratic Party

    04/23/2014 7:15:36 PM PDT · 23 of 25
    BillyBoy to Impy

    Definitely, I wish the GOP would have the guts to play hardball and use stuff like that in campaign ads. The RATs certainly have no shame in doing everything possible to demonize the Republicans as gay-hating, woman-hating, backwards Bible-thumping fundamentalists. The ultimate irony is their party actually gave birth to those types of groups and continue to divide people.

  • Rand Paul: “Not Changing Any Laws on Abortion,” Life at Conception a “Personal” Belief

    04/23/2014 7:10:39 PM PDT · 66 of 121
    BillyBoy to yongin; Impy; fieldmarshaldj

    He’s behaved pretty much how I expected. I said at the time he was running that I didn’t trust this guy to fight for us on social issues or national security because of dear ol daddy’s supporters in the “LIBERTY” movement, but I was shouted down by the crowd that thinks the best conservative is whichever candidate declares themselves to be “TEA PARTY!” the most.

    On the plus side, I do think conservatives are starting to wake up in 2014, given that Liz Cheney and Milton Wolf’s campaigns appear to be going nowhere.

  • A Nightmare Presidency

    04/23/2014 11:44:31 AM PDT · 38 of 63
    BillyBoy to NFHale; sickoflibs; GOPsterinMA; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj

    I place the conservatives who want to promote the causes of young-earth creationism or abolishing the 17th amendment (which another freeper is fantaszing about on this very thread) in the same category with leftists who want to promote the cause of “Free Mumia!” or argue that the 2nd amendment should be repealed. First off, they’re wasting their time and will get nowhere. Second, the issues they want to talk about are politically toxic and will turn off voters in droves.

    It’s weird that Ben Stein is on the bandwagon though. Nearly all the people promoting creationism are devout Muslims or fundamentalist protestants. Stein is the first Jew I’ve seen that goes around preaching the virtues of intelligent design.

    I used to really like the guy about a decade ago, during the “Win Ben Stein’s Money” era when he vocally opposed the CA GOP recruiting AHNULD to “save” their state. But Stein went off the deep end in 2008 and hasn’t come back since then. Franken’s “election” is one of the reasons we have Obamacare destroying America.

  • Tea Party Claims First Victory of 2014

    04/23/2014 10:16:16 AM PDT · 9 of 38
    BillyBoy to sickoflibs; GOPsterinMA; Impy; S; NFHale; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued

    I seriously doubt this is the first primary election of 2014 where a Tea Party organization “claimed victory”.

    In fact, I know its not, since a bunch of deranged Illinois Tea Party groups were “claiming victory” when socialist combiner Bruce Rauner won the primary for Governor.

    http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/news/kadner/24819806-452/kadner-a-new-chapter-for-the-tea-party.html#.U1f1U1f75Gk

  • A Nightmare Presidency

    04/23/2014 9:47:19 AM PDT · 35 of 63
    BillyBoy to sickoflibs; GOPsterinMA; Impy; S; NFHale; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued
    >> He has a long history of liberal positions. I remember him calling for congress to pass a stimulus in 2009. <<

    I don't remember Ben Stein going off the reservation prior to 2008, but he definitely went to the dark side that year. The Al Franken endorsement (which he backed up with lots of $$$ for Franken-Stein) gets a lot of attention because its inexcusable. But he also publicly praised Obama, and helped the left spread their "Palin is incompetent" meme. Until he apologizes and make amends for it, he's dead to me.

    Ironically, the creationist wing of the GOP loves him because he also released his "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" documentary around the same time. Very strange priorities for a social conservative -- Teach evolution in public schools? Nope. Elect pro-abortion Marxists in Washington? Hell yes!

    >> In my political daydream the senator is Ted Cruz. He delivers an hour long anti-17th speech laced with quips from The Federalist, the afternoon The Hildebeast announces her candidacy. <<

    Good thing this daydream isn't reality, or the Texas state legislature would then promptly replace Cruz with GOP establishment suckup David Dewhurst after a round of applause for Cruz giving them the power to do so.

    >> he encourages state legislatures to grasp the power they once had. <<

    My crooked state legislature has already done so without his encouragement, and what's more, they grasp all kinds of power they DON'T have, and the federal government does nothing when they blatantly defy federal laws and pass their own unconstitutional state laws. The anti-17thers encourage us to "MOVE!" if we don't like our state government, so I don't know why they don't MOVE! to my state if they want powerful state legislatures that "stand up to the feds". My state legislature sticks their nose in every facet of our lives and doesn't give a crap what federal law says. Illinois has more units of state government than any other state. They should love it here if they're big fans of enpowering government at the state level.

  • Curt Clawson wins Republican nomination in Florida special election

    04/23/2014 12:18:47 AM PDT · 69 of 78
    BillyBoy to Carry_Okie; sandshark222; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; darkangel82; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; ...
    >> His backing by TEA Party Express was influential, but you don't mention them. <<

    I wasn't aware the "Tea Party Express" endorsed him, but that would be yet another reason NOT to support him. Most of the candidates they've endorsed have turned out to be lousy (John Raese, Richard Mourdock, Sharron Angle, Justin Amash, Mark Neumann, Christine O’Donnell, Marco Rubio, and quite recently they endorsed "Obama's conservative cousin" in Kansas, and I criticized them for that). They're a California based "Tea Party" group that has a bad habit of sticking their noses in primary campaigns across the country where they're ill-informed about the candidates.

    I don't know if Erick Erickson from "RedState" (gotta loves conservatives who embrace the liberal media's terminology for them) endorsed in this race, but that would be another clear example of a self-appointed "conservative leader" whose endorsements turn out to be mostly disastrous.

    >> Sorry, just because Palin backs a candidate does NOT mean that person is a conservative, as her endorsement of Carly Fiorina in California showed. <<

    I agree. Palin MOSTLY backs good conservatives, but she is NOT infallible and she has occasionally endorsed awful candidates. I don't decide a person is conservative merely because Sarah Palin endorsed them.

    Unfortunately, a number of conservatives DO decide a candidate is conservative merely because Mark Levin or some self-appointed "Tea Party" leader endorsed them, and the result has been people like Marco Rubio and Sharon Angle embarrassing conservatives and dragging us down. I am tired of hearing so-and-so instantly deserves our support because their god Mark Levin told them to support this person on his radio show. People need to evaluate candidates on their own and stop letting some celebrity tell them what to believe.

  • U.S. Supreme Court upholds Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions

    04/22/2014 10:26:13 PM PDT · 132 of 134
    BillyBoy to Red Steel; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; sickoflibs
    >> “To know the history of our nation is to understand its long and lamentable record of stymieing the right of racial minorities to participate in the political process,” she wrote. <<

    Yes, Justice Sotomayor, but that fact is only true when we look at the history of your political party.

  • Curt Clawson wins Republican nomination in Florida special election

    04/22/2014 9:01:58 PM PDT · 58 of 78
    BillyBoy to Impy
    >> Jocelyn? Yikes. <<

    Quebec hockey player Jocelyn Thibault:

  • Curt Clawson wins Republican nomination in Florida special election

    04/22/2014 6:44:33 PM PDT · 49 of 78
    BillyBoy to Impy
    >> It’s the south, there are men named Lindsay and Paige and Courtney. If you see a name like that running for office in the south, assume it’s a man. <<

    Wow, I never knew the Bible belt had something in common with France. After all, you can find plenty of French men with names used almost exclusively for females here like Marie, Dominique, Alexis, Camille, Jean, Francis, Désiree, and Jocelyn.

    On the plus side, perhaps it explains why both southerners and french citizens are vocally against gay marriage. It would suck if a guy named "Alexis Courtney Marie" kept getting mistaken for female and subjected to marriage requests from straight guys. ;-)

  • Curt Clawson wins Republican nomination in Florida special election

    04/22/2014 6:29:11 PM PDT · 40 of 78
    BillyBoy to sandshark222; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; darkangel82; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; Cicero
    >> Clawson has Rand Paul’s endorsement, which is huge. <<

    So let's see here...

    Clawson endorsed by:
    Connie Mack III, the smug privileged backstabbing RINO establishment politician who just blew a winnable Senate race.
    FL Tea Party groups who also endorsed Marco Rubio the moment he announced his candidacy and told them what they wanted to hear.
    Rand Paul, another self-appointed "Tea Party" savior who has now betrayed us on amnesty & Chuck Hagel, called on the GOP to be more "inclusive" on social issues, and sucked up to Mitt Romney and Mitch McConnell during their primary campaigns

    All excellent reasons why conservatives should have voted for Lizbeth Benacquisto, IMO.

  • Curt Clawson wins Republican nomination in Florida special election

    04/22/2014 6:17:54 PM PDT · 31 of 78
    BillyBoy to Impy
    >> That random “tea party” groups we’re quick to support him also worries me. <<

    Probably the same groups who whine about Rubio "betrayed" them. Honestly, they deserve these RINOs given the way they continue to blindly support whichever candidate screams "TEA PARTY!!!" the loudest at their announcement speech. You can't fix stupid.

  • TEXAS MORE RED FROM BLUE STATE EXODUS

    04/19/2014 9:56:16 AM PDT · 66 of 67
    BillyBoy to central_va

    Like I said, I would happy to test your “facts” and take back every one of our “yankee transplants” (we could sure use the votes of ex-Illinois residents now living in Florida and Arizona) and you guys can have back all the southerners that moved up here. The most outspoken marxists were have here were all born in Dixie.

  • Better Times: Is James Evans Sr. the Key to Revitalizing the Inner-Cities?

    04/19/2014 12:57:29 AM PDT · 11 of 11
    BillyBoy to Impy
    >> Trayvon would be a good name for a hemorrhoid cream. <<

    Give to me straight, doc, what's this crazy disease I got?

    I'm afraid the lab tests show its a rare strain of newt gingrich. There's really nothing we can do to treat that, aside from giving you some trayvon martin ointment to reduce the swelling.

    ;-)

  • Ann Coulter takes up ‘Mitt Romney for President’ chant again

    04/18/2014 8:10:05 PM PDT · 35 of 53
    BillyBoy to sickoflibs; 2ndDivisionVet; NFHale; GOPsterinMA; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; Impy

    Coulter’s weird love affair for Mitt Romney for President is nothing new, she’s been touting him since 2008.

    What’s odd is her fan club ignored it the first time around and pretended that she had “endorsed Duncan Hunter” on the basis that she simply mentioned she admires him and he’s a good conservative (by those standards, every Republican “endorsed Hunter”). When Coulter did the same thing in 2012 (this time only endorsing Romney after her favorite Chris Christie didn’t run), they reacted with shock and outrage. I’m not sure why. They could have just pretended that she had “endorsed Herman Cain” or something.

  • TEXAS MORE RED FROM BLUE STATE EXODUS

    04/18/2014 12:37:18 PM PDT · 10 of 67
    BillyBoy to Hojczyk; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; SierraWasp; AuH2ORepublican; Gay State Conservative; GOPsterinMA; ...
    >> He pointed to a joint study by the University of Texas and Texas Tribune which confirmed that "California has been losing people in droves. The plurality of those migrants have moved to Texas, as many as 70,000 in 2011 and 60,000 in 2012." However, after polling a significant portion of the fresh transplants, the study found that 57 percent of them are self-proclaimed conservatives and only 27 percent are liberal. <<

    Interesting. Now we have actual studies that proving southern freepers theories that "liberal yankee translants" made their states elect marxist RATs are wrong. Personally I'd say the illegal aliens, inner-city populations, and welfare leeches in states like Virginia are voting RAT a lot more than the "yankee transplants" do.

    I'd still love to test their theory about "sending the liberal yankees back home" though, and agree to have our states take back our retired voters now living in Florida and Arizona, and in exchange they can have back all their southern transplants now living here (which they claim don't exist anyway because "no born and bred southerner would ever move to a yankee state") like Jesse Jackson, Bobby Rush, Danny Davis, Barbara Lee, Maxine Waters, etc.

    Bottom line: I think their states send more "liberal transplants" up here than we send down there. Most of the people fleeing California and Illinois are doing so because they are conservatives. I doubt Jesse Jackson moved up north because he believes in "states rights".

  • David Cameron Urges Britain to Spread Awareness of Christian Persecution

    04/13/2014 8:17:10 PM PDT · 14 of 14
    BillyBoy to Viennacon

    I agree. Cameron is the guy who shoved gay marriage down voters throats in the UK and fully supports the gaystapo efforts to force Christians to comply.

    Cameron and Putin both preach “stand up for Christians” worldwide, while doing the opposite in their own country.

  • Video: Illinois Democrat dismisses GOP colleague as “half” a black person

    04/12/2014 1:26:38 AM PDT · 15 of 20
    BillyBoy to Impy; 1010RD; hockeyfan44; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; GOPsterinMA; ...
    Interesting enough, I wasn't even aware we had a black Republican in the state legislature until Linda Chapa LaVicious (oops... LaVia) made a quip against him.

    I figured the RATs indeed had "all the minorities" since they had a veto proof majority and there hadn't been any mention by the media of minorities in the GOP caucus since the lone hispanic Republican from Cicero "lost" a rigged election against a hispanic RAT who didn't even campaign for the job.

    It's interesting she's only counting John Anthony as "half" a minority. According to media reports, he has black and Puerto Rican ancestry, so as long as Luis Guiterrez counts as a 100% "minority", then this guy should too. Of course the media double standard where Obama is biologically 50% white American ancestry but counted as 100% black by the media is obvious, though Erika Harold is likewise 50% black and 50% white, and also referred to as a "black" candidate.

    In any case, maybe LaVicious has done us a favor by elevating this guy's name statewide. If would be fun if he won higher office and it pissed off the RATs.

    (Off topic but interesting sidenote: The RAT bill to ban therapy for unwanted same sex attraction went down in flames, one rare sign of good news in the People's Republic of Illinois. Apparently the RATs can't even resurrect it again for a new vote later this session because it was defeated by an outright majority (though about 1/3rd of the legislators weren't even there for the vote). My RAT state rep. was one of the politicians who voted YES on gay marriage but then NO on banning therapy for same sex attraction. Weird stuff.)

  • NRA ENDORSES MCCONNELL IN KENTUCKY GOP PRIMARY

    04/12/2014 1:08:59 AM PDT · 66 of 72
    BillyBoy to Impy
    I agree Bevin turned out to be another clueless "Tea Party" candidate and has zero chance of winning (though even before the "cockfighting" stuff, his odds of winning were probably 2% at best).

    That being said, for me it's another example where the NRA doesn't even live up to its single issue mission of supporting the most pro-gun candidate. Bevin is obviously more conservative than McConnell on gun rights, regardless of how much he sucks as a candidate.

    Bottom line: If their issue is gun rights, they should endorse the most gun friendly candidate in the primary, regardless of that person's chances. Save the strategic stuff of supporting the "less bad" candidate for the general election (and in that case, they also fail to live up to their mission statement, and frequently endorse ANY incumbent who claims to be "pro-gun" over viable challengers with proven pro-gun records)

  • GOP’s Alan Simpson backs gay marriage in ad

    04/12/2014 12:09:32 AM PDT · 101 of 102
    BillyBoy to Impy
    >> Alan Simpson is garbage. And he’s no fiscal conservative either. He co-lead Obama’s “National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform”, carrying his water. Now he’s running for Mayor of Brokeback Mountain? How bizzare that the queer movement would make use of an 82 year old RINO that most people don’t remember. <<

    I agree, Simpson has been a RINO for a while now. Some freepers are saying he was actually decent during the Reagan era, I don't know enough about his career back then to judge, but I know he's been endorsing leftist Democrat talking points for at least a decade. He's also irrelevant to modern day politics and little known outside of Wyoming, but the gaystapo will take any "Republican" they can get to make it look like there's a national consensus for gay "marriage".

  • NRA ENDORSES MCCONNELL IN KENTUCKY GOP PRIMARY

    04/11/2014 11:29:22 PM PDT · 64 of 72
    BillyBoy to max americana; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj
    >> Ah, who cares. I’ll get into another flame war with the Freeper NRA ass-slurpers... <<

    Yep, happened to me about a year ago when some NRA cheerleader here started an "I stand with the NRA!" pep rally thread after they had endorsed that phony "conservative" scumbag Demcrat Joe Manchin. (see post #63 for a link to the original thread) Pinging the NRA fanboys to see if they're proud of their NRA membership.

    I've actually defended the NRA in the past when they get attacked for endorsing someone who is solidly pro-gun but otherwise socialist (noting that they are a single issue organization and you can't expect the NRA to fight for tax cuts anyone than you could expect the Chamber of Commerce to campaign for pro-life candidates). However, there are plenty of times where the NRA defeats their own purpose by endorsing some phony "pro-gun" Democrat over a Republican challenger who is EQUALLY or even MORE pro-gun.

  • NRA ENDORSES MCCONNELL IN KENTUCKY GOP PRIMARY

    04/11/2014 11:10:32 PM PDT · 63 of 72
    BillyBoy to bkopto; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; Impy; sickoflibs; AuH2ORepublican; RC one; Sooth2222; ...

    Hmmm, I wonder what happened to all the freepers who viciously attacked me about a year ago during the “I stand with the NRA” thread when I said the NRA is way too Washington status quo and there are better gun right organizations for conservatives to “stand with”?

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2970187/posts#3

    ::crickets chirp::

  • Angus King (Maine) may flip to GOP in 2015

    04/10/2014 8:39:27 PM PDT · 43 of 50
    BillyBoy to Impy
    >> even Susie Collins looks conservative standing to next to that a-hole. <<

    I never understood why Angus King considers himself to be an "Independent" anyway. His positions seem pretty reliably RAT to me -- pro-gay marriage, pro-abortion, pro-gun control, pro-Obamacare, pro-tree hugging, pro-teachers unions, anti-House spending cuts, anti-ANWR drilling, etc. If that's "centrist", I'd hate to see what this guy considers to be liberal.

    At least that lunatic Bernie Sanders runs as an "independent" because he's a proud card-carrying Socialist and the RAT party isn't liberal ENOUGH for him. Also, as much I dislike loudmouth idiot Jesse Ventura, he was pretty much a "moderate Libertarian" (if there is such a thing) and supported the GOP on some issues like property tax cuts, sales tax rebate, gun rights, and he was royally pi$$ed at the RATs for the Wellstone funerally.

    But how is King any different from a typical RAT? Because he's from the "private sector"? So is Al Franken, but I don't see that douchebag claiming to be "Independent"

  • Angus King (Maine) may flip to GOP in 2015

    04/10/2014 8:24:47 PM PDT · 42 of 50
    BillyBoy to Impy

    Mr. Principles is just whoring himself out to whichever party controls the Senate, so he’ll have more clout in government.

    Personally I wouldn’t mind if he remains “Independent” and simply votes with the GOP for organizational purposes to pad our numbers, but I wouldn’t want this guy to “switch” parties and ever formally attend Republican strategy sessions. We don’t need any more RINOs influencing GOP Senators.

  • GOP candidate for Calif. governor is sex offender, served decade in jail for manslaughter

    04/10/2014 12:58:55 AM PDT · 71 of 73
    BillyBoy to Impy
    >> Neel Kashkari (RINO) 2% Still no traction for the RINO Kashkari, running third amongst the Republicans. Haha. <<

    I just hope it stays that way. Bruce Rauner was polling a distant fourth until he poured his unlimited bank account into nonstop propaganda TV commercials and bought off most of the "Tea Party" leaders.

    What day is the jungle primary? If Kashkari was honest, he'd be running as a RAT.

  • GOP candidate for Calif. governor is sex offender, served decade in jail for manslaughter

    04/10/2014 12:57:36 AM PDT · 70 of 73
    BillyBoy to Impy
    >> Neel Kashkari (RINO) 2% Still no traction for the RINO Kashkari, running third amongst the Republicans. Haha. <<

    I just hope it stays that way. Bruce Rauner was polling a distance fourth until he poured his ultimately bank account into nonstop propaganda TV commercials and bought off most of the "Tea Party" leaders.

    What day is the jungle primary? If Kashkari was honest, he'd be running as a RAT.

  • Chicago preacher James Meeks dumps Dems, backs GOP gubernatorial candidate

    04/09/2014 8:18:12 PM PDT · 44 of 52
    BillyBoy to hockeyfan44; Impy; fieldmarshaldj
    >> Did y'all see the latest Rauner commercial where he says, "I'm a Republican", then his wife chimes in, "I'm a Democrat!" <<

    Well, at least we know Mrs. Rauner is telling the truth. Too bad Rahm's vacation buddy can't be as honest.

    >> Almost busted my TV. I'll gladly put a "Don't Blame Me I Voted For Bill Brady" bumper sticker on the back of my car. <<

    There were quite a few cut-off-your-nose-to-spit-in-your face "Tea Party" types in 2010 that announced they were "staying home" because Bill Brady wasn't perfect and "We can do better than him". The most conservative GOP nominee in 60 years and they decided to throw a temper tantrum because he voted the wrong way on one or two bills. Well, I guess we found out what their idea of "better" is in 2014, with so many self-appointed "Tea Party leaders" in Illinois endorsing liberal combiner Bruce Rauner in the primary. I fully intend to return the favor they gave us in 2010 by stabbing Bill Brady in the back. Screw Rauner and the donkey he rode in on.

  • This Candidate is running to increase liberty- not government Hear Adam Kwasman...

    04/09/2014 5:23:19 PM PDT · 22 of 30
    BillyBoy to Eccl 10:2; Impy; fieldmarshaldj
    >> Uhhh, the first state picture is Mississippi, not Montana. <<

    Heh. Just when I thought the "Tea Party Express" had found every way to show they're clueless.

  • Chicago preacher James Meeks dumps Dems, backs GOP gubernatorial candidate

    04/09/2014 5:00:20 PM PDT · 42 of 52
    BillyBoy to Kit cat; fieldmarshaldj; Impy
    >> Reverend Meeks speaking on one of the Fox shows, although he is VERY willing to change parties for governor he CLEARLY STATED he believes Obammies policies are just fine and would SURELY vote for him AGAIN if of course he could run again!!! <<

    Meeks is a hardcore leftist Democrat on every issue besides abortion and gay marriage (and by "hardcore", I mean this guy is so liberal he makes Al Franken blush). He's only endorsing Rauner because his combine masters told him to, and promoting him from the pulpit so Rauner can woo a few black voters who otherwise would never vote Republican. All they need is the black vote to go from 95% Quinn in 2010 to 90% Quinn in 2014 and Rauner could squeak in.

    The media is playing it up with headlines like "Meeks abandons Dem Party", which of course is total BS -- Meeks is still good graces with the RAT party bosses and is supporting all the other marxist Dems further down the ticket.

    What really sickens me is that Rauner will likely win and Oberweis will likely get crushed for reasons that have nothing to do with idealogy, but the GOP establishment will have yet another example to use why conservatives are "unelectable in Illinois" and we need to run more RINOs in the future to "win".

    Makes me sick just thinking about it.

  • Chicago preacher James Meeks dumps Dems, backs GOP gubernatorial candidate

    04/09/2014 12:13:22 PM PDT · 35 of 52
    BillyBoy to fieldmarshaldj; Gamecock; Impy; PhilCollins; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; BlackElk; ...
    >> Post #25. Rauner is Rahm’s puppet. This is a Illinois Combiner love-fest, ain’t nothing “Conservative” or “Republican” about it. <<

    No kidding. The marxist Dems running this state aren't even trying to hide their support for Rauner. Mike Madigan has even been talking him up (see http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/03/madigan-and-rauner-.html ).

    Now we have Jesse Jackson's second-in-command at Rainbow-PUSH openly endorsing Rauner. Meeks is an ultra-liberal black activist but was running against another black DemocRAT in a 3-way race for the State Senate, so he wooed conservative voters for years by noting that he differs from Jesse Sr. by being "pro-life" and "pro-family". Of course Meeks would NEVER be caught dead endorsing a pro-life and pro-family Republican over a pro-death Democrat. Now the GOP nominates an abortion-loving, pro-gay RINO and the "pro-life" Meeks happily endorses him. Gotta love the irony of his "principles".

    A Rauner governorship will be a return to the George Ryan era where the RAT mayor of Chicago gets carte blanche "bipartisan" support from the "Republican" Governor in Springfield to enact whatever he wants. For freepers not familiar with Illinois politics, think of Rauner as the Illinois version of Michael Bloomberg.

    We went through this whole dog and pony show in 2010 when a bunch of Mark Kirk apologists here laughed off the idea of a bipartisan combine and claimed electing Kirk would "embarrass Obama" and "stop Dick Durbin". Well, Kirk proved that wasn't true the moment he was sworn in. He has gotten chummy with the most leftist Democrats in Washington and is now Durbin's BFF. Every single one of the "conservative" campaign promises he made to get elected ("Kirk will not support any type of amnesty until the border is secured first", etc.) have been broken.

    Michael Oberline is currently the only conservative alternate to the two liberal combiners running for Governor, and that's IF Oberline gets on the ballot. I wouldn't be surprised if they try to kick him off with a technicality, like they did in 2006 when Randy Stufflebeam ran against unofficial Democrat Topinka and official Democrat Blagojevich.

  • Louisiana Congressman Admits Kissing Staffer in Video

    04/07/2014 10:35:25 PM PDT · 73 of 76
    BillyBoy to fieldmarshaldj; Impy
    >> It was either him or Dr. Samuel Emu. <<

    But Dr. Emu lacked the most important qualification. He is not a distant relative of President Clinton like Dr. Edgar Bear is. Edgar's father is second cousins twice removed with Virginia Clinton's third husband, Jeff Dwire, therefore electing him to the Senate will "embarrass President Clinton". Dr. Bear is also an expert on gays in the military, because he says so. ;-)

  • Louisiana Congressman Admits Kissing Staffer in Video

    04/07/2014 7:06:27 PM PDT · 53 of 76
    BillyBoy to Impy; abb; AuH2ORepublican; sickoflibs; fieldmarshaldj
    >> I agree with you. So many people will reject anyone with a record in the state legislature (omg they might have one or 2 bad votes out of an otherwise excellent record) or any “establishment” support. They prefer random people who up and decide to run for Congress one day after having zero previous political involvement, as long as they loudly proclaim how “tea party” they are and how they are “not a career politician”. <<

    But the bizarre thing is they rarely utter a peep about challenging a sitting RINO Congressman or Senator that DOES have a legitimately terrible record. For example Congressman Richard Hanna of NY is in a majority GOP district and has one of the most liberal records of any Republican in the House, but none of these "Tea Party activists" are demanding his head on a platter. Congressman Justin Amash routinely votes with Pelosi for BS "constitutional" reasons (e.g. I think my master Ron Paul wants me to) and the "Tea Party" activists support him. Lamar Alexander and Susan Collins are squishes up in 2014 but do we hear anything about it? No, they're foaming at the mouth to "term limit" people who do what we want 95% of the time.

    I started lurking on FR around the time of the Clinton impeachment. Imagine how different things would be if the "Tea Party Express" and "RedState.com" were around back then:

    ----------------------------------

    Arlen Specter up for re-election = so what?

    Jim Jeffords up for re-election = so what?

    Peter King up for re-election = so what?

    Strom Thurmond up for re-election AND ITS TIME FOR HIM TO GO OR BE PUSHED! Strom is a career politician who has been there since 1956. He is not a fighter and has been sleeping walking through history. Last year his American Hertiage rating was only 87% and has been trending downward. RINO Strom is not entitled to another term. There is a better choice We all must support President Clinton's conservative cousin: fearless tea party warrior DR. EDGAR BEAR. Unlike RINO Strom, Edgar is not a politician, he is an outsider who will go to Washington and shake up the system. If Strom isn't willing to fight Bill Clinton, it's time to stand aside for someone who will! Sending Clinton's cousin EDGAR BEAR to the U.S. Senate will embarrass Clinton and save America.

    Conrad Burns up for re-election AND ITS TIME FOR HIM TO GO OR BE PUSHED! Burns has been in politics since 1975. We've had enough Washington insiders like Burns. His ratings from American Liberty Caucus, the John Birch Society, Southern Hertiage Foundation, and the Christian Coalition were only 88%, 85%, 90%, and 77% last year. He is not automatically entitled to another term. He was even quoted in National Review last year saying he likes to play pool with Madeline Albright! It's time to send this go-along, get-along, backbenching RINO a message about being bi-partisan with his Democrat buddies. There is a better choice: CORINNE QUAYLE! Vice President Quayle's daughter is a true conservative unlike RINO Burns. That's why Mark Levin, the Tea Party Express, and RedState.com have endorsed her candidacy. We need a real fighter in there, not a limp-wristed RINO like Burns. Let's send unafraid Tea Party fighter Corinne to the U.S. Senate!

  • Democrat Congressman Keith Ellison: Dishonoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    04/07/2014 2:50:42 PM PDT · 18 of 19
    BillyBoy to Impy; FlingWingFlyer; sickoflibs; fieldmarshaldj
    Democrats sure love to use this "memory of Dr. MLK Jr." line constantly to promote their leftist causes. Worse, our side doesn't know how to respond. You have some conservatives ranting and raving that King was a communist, and others making up BS that he was a "card-carrying Republican".

    The obvious response I think conservatives should go with every time some RAT babbles on about the "memory of MLK" is to reply: "Oh, I TOTALLY agree with you that we should remember Martin Luther King. In fact, I'd like to invite his niece Dr. Alveda King to speak to your group about about civil rights issues in the black community today. Great idea, right?"

    Then watch the lefties backtrack and avoid having her around to "talk about the memory of MLK" like the plague.

  • Obama @ Saddleback Church -Defines Marriage (Flashback!)

    04/07/2014 1:16:43 PM PDT · 26 of 113
    BillyBoy to ansel12; Impy; sickoflibs; AuH2ORepublican
    >> Obama used the libertarian/rino arguments and method to avoid the issue. Obama was against a constitutional amendment or DOMA, calling it a “state” issue, although amending the constitution is completely legitimate and constitutional. <<

    Al Gore used a similar "let the states decide it" argument when he asked his position in euthanasia in the 2000 election. It's a standard politician's response when they're running for federal office and don't want to lose voters by taking a stand on a hot button issue.

    Of course many freepers ignore that and claim Democrats and leftists would NEVER argue their "send it back to the states" applause line or EVER try to use state governments to thwart federal policies. Silly me, I could have sworn during the Bush era a bunch of leftist state governments ROUTINELY thumbed their nose at the Bush administration and enacted whatever they wanted, regardless of what federal law said about it.

  • French Socialists Revolt Against Prime Minister, Threaten Vote of No Confidence

    04/07/2014 12:44:09 PM PDT · 8 of 13
    BillyBoy to Impy; GeronL; fieldmarshaldj
    >> The socialists consider Valls as too pro-business. <<

    Heh. In both France and Mexico, the leftist party that supposedly would DOOOOOOOOOM their respective countries has been pissing off socialists far more than the previous "conservative" government ever did.

  • The South's Stunning Embrace of Gay Marriage

    04/05/2014 11:51:59 PM PDT · 68 of 74
    BillyBoy to galtman
    >> It would indeed be ironic if the Hispanic vote saved us from our own stupidity as a nation. They may be one of the last groups in America who still hold onto their religious beliefs. We can only hope it holds up ... white millennials are most likely a lost cause <<

    Hispanics are to the left of white southerners on gay marriage. If they're "socially conservative", I'd hate to see what socially liberal looks like.

    http://prospect.org/article/myth-buster-latinos-are-not-natural-conservatives

  • Why did the National Republican Congressional Committee Young Gun Program just endorse a RINO in...?

    04/05/2014 10:45:31 PM PDT · 21 of 25
    BillyBoy to Impy; AuH2ORepublican

    He also wasn’t carpetbagging in another district when he beat Booker in that district. Lonegan made a pledge in his Senate race that it would be his “last” campaign if he didn’t win, then broke it a few months later and ran in an area of the state he’s not from when an open seat became available. The Dem will no doubt slam him for that, and it will be an issue in a tossup district.

    Alex Sink just managed to lose a tossup congressional district she had won as an unsuccessful statewide candidate in earlier election. Her supporters no doubt had the same confidence that Lonegan’s fan club has.

    Oh well, just remember, you were warned...

    (Now who wants to take bets on how soon Oberweis and Lonegan’s undying fanclubs will launch efforts to “draft” them again in 2016?)

  • Why did the National Republican Congressional Committee Young Gun Program just endorse a RINO in...?

    04/05/2014 6:59:17 PM PDT · 16 of 25
    BillyBoy to Impy

    It’s futile to explain reality. If they haven’t figured out after five straight losses for higher office that voters don’t like their candidate, they’ll never get it. We might as well let Lonegan/Oberweis supporters cling to their “this time will be different” delusion, because after their savior loses, they’ll gear up to run him again in 2016.

    (One of Oberweis’ fans who was gung-ho for him in the primary recently got fired from his campaign and now admits he has no chance in the general. Heh.)

  • Pollster: Arizona's switch from red to blue state 'inevitable'

    04/04/2014 3:50:15 PM PDT · 36 of 38
    BillyBoy to Impy
    >> Pollster: Arizona's switch from red to blue state 'inevitable' <<

    Good, I would love to see all the red communist RAT bastards in Arizona purged (Kirkpatrick, Barber, Grijalva, Pastor, Sinema) and replaced with true blue conservatives.

    Does this mean the pollster sees us taking Pastor's open seat in an upset? That would be awesome, I don't even think there's a Republican running for the seat yet because it's an extremely "red" stronghold. ;-)

  • Chick-fil-A Takes KFC's Chicken Crown Even With Fewer Stores and Closing on Sundays

    04/04/2014 12:18:10 PM PDT · 36 of 46
    BillyBoy to Steve_Seattle
    >> Does CFA serve only chicken sandwiches, or also pieces of cooked chicken (breasts/thighs/drumsticks) like KFC? There is currently no CFA in my area. <<

    Chick-Fil-A is quite different than KFC. KFC specializes in fried chicken and mainly serves chicken pieces but also has sandwiches, whereas Chick-Fil-A serves mainly sandwiches and salads, and specializes in grilled chicken.

    KFC is closer to Brown's and Popeye's with their menu. Chick-Fil-A is like the chicken version of Arby's, but much better.

  • After attending pro-cockfighting rally, Senate candidate Matt Bevin says it's a state issue

    04/03/2014 7:39:57 PM PDT · 102 of 129
    BillyBoy to AuH2ORepublican; MarMema
    >>> it is not correct to equate cockfighting with dogfighting, bear-baiting and the like, which are activities that have been shunned by polite society for over a century. <<

    The purpose of a cockfight is to force two roosters to attack each other until ultimately one of them dies or is critically injured. I would certainly classify it as cruel brutality to animals and I think most Americans would agree.

    Per Wikipedia, dogfighting wasn't completely banned in all 50 states until 1976, but that doesn't mean it was still considered socially acceptable and mainstream in parts of American during the 60s and 70s -- its probably even more taboo in America than cockfighting because dogs are intelligent companion animals. As MarMema noted, Bear baiting is still allowed in South Carolina under a grandfather clause, and its probably the most brutal of the three blood sports.

    In any case, I'd certainly place cockfighting in a similar category as dogfights and bear-baiting -- as a relic of a barbaric era, or as you noted: "activities that have been shunned by polite society for over a century" Cockfighting was once popular in American during the colonial era (I believe George Washington used to bet on cockfighting), but it fell out of favor by the civil war era, and it was outlawed in most states decades ago (despite three states being the exception to the rule), and I can't imagine the "average" voter in Kentucky would find it socially acceptable to have a cockfight. I've heard of public cockfights in third world countries like Vietnam and Peru, but not in places like New Mexico (and keep in mind those are the same countries that find it socially acceptable to EAT dogs. Barack Obama's childhood being a clear example ;-) )

  • After attending pro-cockfighting rally, Senate candidate Matt Bevin says it's a state issue

    04/03/2014 5:55:58 PM PDT · 101 of 129
    BillyBoy to Impy
    >> I wonder if he has Doctor McCoy’s endorsement. <<


    NOPE!

    They're real doctors, not Levinites.

  • After attending pro-cockfighting rally, Senate candidate Matt Bevin says it's a state issue

    04/03/2014 12:18:07 PM PDT · 86 of 129
    BillyBoy to AuH2ORepublican

    It might have technically been “legal” in three states a few years ago, but its similar to the beastality laws I was arguing with some lefty gay marriage advocate about. He was claiming zoophiles had it better than gays because it was “perfectly legal” to have sex with a horse in a dozen states or something due to lack of bestiality laws there. While it was true there was no specific law in those states saying “no sex with a horse”, anyone who was caught doing so publicly could still be arrested and charged with other crimes (inhumane treatment, gross indecency, etc.) due to animal cruelty laws already on the books in those states. A few years back, some sicko in Florida had sex with a dog where its technically “legal” there, and he ended up in prison.

    The same would likely be true if anyone had tried publicly hosting a public cockfighting match and having people bet money on it in the states where it was still “legal” due to a loophole. If they were caught, there would likely be a public outcry and they’d be charged with a related crime and be punished for their actions.

    I’d also speculate that the most likely reason it was still legal until 2007 or so in those specific places was that state legislators simply weren’t aware that there was no specific state statute in effect banning it. Most first world countries banned blood sports like cockfighting, dogfighting, etc., by the time of the civil war.