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Posts by mikhailovich

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  • Top Obama official blasts Israel for denying Palestinians sovereignty, security, dignity

    07/08/2014 7:40:27 PM PDT · 33 of 87
    mikhailovich to tcrlaf

    Not sure why, but I love when Israel rolls up their sleeves and displays the beautiful blue and white flag on their tanks and starts lighting up the night skies. Its like the smell of Irish Spring in the shower.

  • IAF Targeting Gaza Terrorists After 100+ Rockets Fired Into Israel

    07/07/2014 12:52:59 PM PDT · 13 of 52
    mikhailovich to GeronL
    That Palestinian kid from Florida is portrayed by the media as some innocent American kid. Its interesting how he was right in the line of heat where Israeli police and Palestinians were mixing it up. Why would an innocent vacationing teen just happen to get mixed up in that mess?

    Answer: you already know

  • Syria crisis: Russia and China step up warning over strike

    08/28/2013 1:55:19 PM PDT · 62 of 63
    mikhailovich to BigEdLB
    Syria is a strong trading partner with Russia. Pretty sure Putin sees this first as an economic issue, and probably smart enough to realize you can't tame a bunch of zealot Islamists.

    Military attack on Syria will undoubtedly produce collateral damage and civilian deaths. The US has no clear idea who is the enemy and who is not. Both or all factions will combine to condemn an attack. Lose-lose and more lose. Whoever said this will be a therapeutic bombing is exactly right.

  • New Jersey gun laws punish TX man for legally owned guns

    06/07/2013 7:06:33 AM PDT · 36 of 75
    mikhailovich to Sooth2222

    No money for motel room = probably no money for good representation either.

  • Poll: Obama has edge; enthusiasm favors Romney before final debate GOP voters more energized

    10/22/2012 1:21:52 PM PDT · 43 of 46
    mikhailovich to Salamander
    Here's why I pay little attention to polls - even though some have proven to be accurate..

    People have to be home to participate in a poll. They have to be home, answer the phone, and participate. So that right there eliminates anyone who works a night job or stays at work late. Those people are not part of the study. And what about the people who never answer the phone?

    But hold on, you say. These pollsters wait until they have a fair or even sampling rate, they use weighted averages and blah-blah. Still, the people I'm referring to are not counted. The question is how many are there? And how are they likely to vote?

  • Jobless claims drop sharply in latest week

    10/11/2012 8:49:29 AM PDT · 95 of 104
    mikhailovich to Democrat_media
    I liked how ABC News flew to the White House to interview Obama last night, making it the lead story. Gave him a chance to explain the debate flub and beg viewers to stay with him. Was interesting Diane Sawyer closed by saying they plan to interview Governor Romney too, "when we can get the scheduling done."

    nice afterthought

  • Prez ‘crushed’ by Romney

    10/04/2012 7:25:47 AM PDT · 129 of 157
    mikhailovich to TomGuy

    I watched the debate on CNN. They ran a continuous graph which showed “undecided” voter emotions in Colorado (male+female) as the debate progressed. Women tracked much higher in support of Obama throughout. So, I was honestly shocked at the final polling which showed Romney running away with it. That graph was distracting and gave a viewer the idea that it was gonna be much closer. The best part of the night for me was watching MSNBC post-debate coverage. I got drunk on vodka it was so excellent.

  • Another MSNBC Scandal? Blaze Readers at Campaign Event Claim Network Misled in Video of Rally Chant

    09/27/2012 3:12:32 PM PDT · 5 of 14
    mikhailovich to Perdogg

    I just can’t get over the fact that Obama has an entire news network working on his behalf, in MSNBC. You know, there are networks that obviously “lean” a certain direction, like ABC, CNN, CBS. But MSNBC makes no bones about it. Their primetime programming is a non-stop Romney bashing. To have a sitting president with his own news network ought to be criminal. Even if its not his fault. Someone has to tackle this problem head-on sooner or later. What makes me especially sick about MSNBC is they call in panelists that are entirely liberal. And I’m talking about O’Donnell (the worst of the pack), Madden, and Ed Schultz. They never invite a conservative to get into a scuffle with. Its blatant news trash of the worst variety and even though they get minimal ratings compared to CNN and Fox, I have no doubt they are doing damage to Romney and helping Obama. Makes me boiling mad.

  • Canada closes embassy in Iran

    09/10/2012 11:34:22 AM PDT · 73 of 74
    mikhailovich to ichabod1

    This is nothing. They’re moving the embassy to Vancouver.

  • Cruz consistent, compelling conservative

    05/16/2012 8:28:14 AM PDT · 8 of 31
    mikhailovich to jimt

    I don’t either. And can someone discount the Dewhurst ad against Cruz where he (Cruz) represented a Chinese firm that was found liable by a US trade court? He even appealed the case and got shot down again, so the story goes. China was forced to pay restitution. Why is this story false and why are Palin and Levin lining up behind Cruz?

  • Russia foils alleged plot on Winter Olympics

    05/16/2012 8:21:47 AM PDT · 48 of 50
    mikhailovich to cunning_fish

    It is certainly complex over there, but there is tendency for people to view Russia and Putin as inherently evil and anti-US, while viewing Georgia as a breakaway angel of a republic. The truth is somewhere in the middle. I don’t think for a second that Putin “likes” anything of the Islamic religion of terror. He has struck multiple times against it - and each time he does - there are those who try to weave some type of conspiracy theory behind his actions. The guy has a sorted past, to be sure. What he represents as Russia’s leader in 2012 is certainly leaps and bounds in improvement over any other leader of Russia with the notable exception of Gorbachev. And it was only thanks to Reagan that Gorby did a 180.

  • Insider Advantage Poll - Florida (Newt 34, Mitt 25)

    01/23/2012 12:20:22 PM PST · 252 of 258
    mikhailovich to TexasFreeper2009
    All I can tell you is its SO MUCH FUN watching the commentators on Fox News and Fox Radio with their chins on the ground and sad puppy dog faces. Basically the Brian Kilmeade show and John Gibson show are now full-time Romney campaign ads. And they're on Newt like a pack of hyenas. And this is just the radio side of the campaign.

    I love this

  • FIRST ON CNN: Perry to drop out Thursday

    01/19/2012 6:55:12 AM PST · 63 of 199
    mikhailovich to VanDeKoik

    Well, Rick Perry is a great person and leader. I’ll be officially onboard the Newt train with this announcement. Feeling a bit of relief, certainly some disappointment, but also excited that maybe we can elevate Gingrich over Romney and put a conservative in the White House. Newt was actually my guy before Perry announced he was running.

  • No More Go-along-to-Get-along

    01/12/2012 1:32:39 PM PST · 13 of 15
    mikhailovich to Irish Eyes

    Bolton has ties to Bush and Karl Rove. I love the guy but....apple don’t fall

  • Rasmussen in FL: Romney 41, Gingrich 19, Santorum 15

    01/12/2012 9:39:50 AM PST · 76 of 179
    mikhailovich to Qbert

    There was a primary where Gerald Ford and Reagan were competing for the top spot. I don’t have all the numbers, but Ford won I believe the first 5 states. Reagan won the next two. Ford won the next two. Then Reagan started a rout. So, while it looks great for Romney, nothing is locked up yet. Mark Levin spoke of this yesterday and it was brilliant.

  • BREAKING: Iranian scientist killed in bomb attack

    01/11/2012 9:03:47 AM PST · 88 of 115
    mikhailovich to Jewbacca

    Kawasaki drone unrecovered.

  • Presidential hopeful Perry warmly received in Rock Hill

    01/11/2012 6:54:22 AM PST · 19 of 19
    mikhailovich to John Valentine
    I can't help but believe that Fox News is the chief culprit in Romney's success. There is no way in hell he should be leading or near the top in SC polling. So far, these polls leading up to the caucus and primary votes have been dead-on the money.

    I think what it comes down to is people on the fence or undecided, who would naturally favor Santorum, Perry, Gingrich, are listening to the Fox News hyping of Romney - that "he's the only one that can defeat Obama."

    Voters (it appears) are throwing out their philosophical positions and leaning toward popularity polls and media hype. Fox has WAY too much of a voice in this process, much of it stemming from a belief that its the only unbiased media coverage. The people that bought into this lie are also buying into the Romney hysteria. Voting out of FEAR and not principle.

  • Pollster Frank Luntz: “Michele Bachmann is Glenn Close From Fatal Attraction.”...Rick Perry is...

    01/11/2012 6:37:58 AM PST · 58 of 58
    mikhailovich to isthisnickcool

    This guy showed his cards after the Nevada debate. Its disappointing more people didn’t smell this rat when he “polled” his studio audience. Pardon the pun.

  • Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Federal Appeals Court Overturning Injunction of Sonogram Law

    01/10/2012 12:00:13 PM PST · 10 of 46
    mikhailovich to X-spurt

    correct.

  • Rick Perry: The Tea Party Candidate?

    01/09/2012 12:43:19 PM PST · 114 of 189
    mikhailovich to dirtboy
    I'm sure Rick Perry is to blame for some of his miscues along the campaign trail, but I think Fox News has practically black-balled him as well. They have seriously damaged him and convinced viewers that Romney is the go-to candidate. I think this is why he's having trouble reclaiming support. Others will surely disagree, but I believe it to be true. When viewers watch Fox News telling them that Romney is the chosen one, week after week, and will barely even mention Perry's name, you have to figure a certain percentage of folks are left with the impression that nobody gives Perry a chance, and so we better move on to someone else.

    my .02

  • Perry Joins Rivals in Attacking Romney on Bain

    01/09/2012 12:15:59 PM PST · 20 of 27
    mikhailovich to indianrightwinger
    Wah-wah-wah.

    Perry was dumb for attacking Romney in an early debate. The Mormon Nevada crowd booed him. Perry was dumb for not attacking Romney in the NH debate. Santorum, Huntsman, Paul, Gingrich were all dumb for not attacking Romney in the NH debate. Now, Perry is dumb for attacking Romney again.

    This is the most fickle, dipsh*tted bunch of republican voters I've ever witnessed in my life.

  • Rick Perry Will Not Depart From His Conservative Record or Path

    01/08/2012 8:14:08 PM PST · 167 of 168
    mikhailovich to Cincinatus' Wife
    This country does not deserve a Rick Perry. That's my belief, sister. There aren't enough good people to see what's going on anymore. Thankfully there are a few on FR. Even the media is baffled why people aren't getting behind the only qualified conservative in the race - Rick Perry.

    The most important words spoken in many a day were last night by Donna Brazile. "The democrats want Mitt Romney because we think he's the weakest candidate."

    This group of republican/Tea Party voters are responsible for their own mess.

  • Rick Perry: Let’s Put Troops Back In Iraq ["I would send troops back into Iraq"]

    01/08/2012 8:04:35 PM PST · 174 of 174
    mikhailovich to af_vet_rr
    At the time of 9-11 our forces and intelligence were only marginally deployed and aware of terrorist threats from the Middle East, due in large part to language barriers and a practical non-existant Arab-speaking intelligence pool.

    We centered on the most developed intelligence (mostly from the air) and that was Iraq - mostly from UN resolution satellite intelligence.

    The reason I say all of this is in defense our our nation, military, and president. We attacked what we thought was the problem - and it was to a degree. We also simultaneously sent a mission into Afghanistan.

    Look, folks. We done good with what we had. Salute President Bush and Dick Cheney. Salute our armed forces. We had sketchy intelligence on the ground. Hell, it is still a bitch to develop intel on the ground in Arab states.

    And always will be.

    Perry was right.

  • WSJ: Can Perry Come Back?

    01/06/2012 9:54:13 AM PST · 166 of 197
    mikhailovich to dirtboy
    It takes very little research to demonstrate that you are a self-serving potty mouth. You're also a very weird and scary person, spending countless hours posting sometimes tens, if not hundreds of insults and snotty comments to people in a single day.

    Here's but a brief example. I have nothing else to say to you. The evidence is pretty clear.

    The trouble with my uncle, Rick Santorum [he believes in the right to zot Paulbots] Tuesday, January 03, 2012 2:14:25 PM · 9 of 60 dirtboy to keyd

    You Paultards must really think FReepers are stupid to fall for a dumbass brain-dead juvenile screed like this.

    Why Are Ron Paul's Followers So Touchy? Monday, January 02, 2012 2:46:14 PM · 32 of 187 dirtboy to mnehring

    Paul followers are either deliberately ignorant or actually agree with him. Neither speaks well for them.

    Get Ready to Hear All About Rick Santorum and Universal Health Services Saturday, December 31, 2011 3:35:04 PM · 68 of 72 dirtboy to txrangerette

    You really are a cretin, aren’t you? I am suggesting to CW that she spend more time promoting Perry and less time bashing the other candidates. "Hardly an unreasonable request."

    Newt Gingrich Says He'd Defy Supreme Court Rulings He Opposed [Obama Campaign Ad Material!] Saturday, December 17, 2011 6:45:48 PM · 83 of 160 dirtboy to Steelfish

    You are an ass. And you can kiss mine.

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

    Basically in a matter of days you go from bashing Paul and Gingrich supporters to requesting we all stop bashing people. You come off like a total flake, son.

    That is all.

  • WSJ: Can Perry Come Back?

    01/06/2012 9:22:27 AM PST · 162 of 197
    mikhailovich to dirtboy
    "Care to answer Jim's comment about being positive, CW?"

    Rick Santorum raised more than $1 million in the day after the Iowa caucus and has brought in more cash via online donations in last week then he did in the previous six months combined.

    As a result, Perry supporters on FR will redouble their efforts to tear Santorum down.

    20 posted on Thursday, January 05, 2012 7:33:24 AM by dirtboy

  • WSJ: Can Perry Come Back?

    01/06/2012 9:17:48 AM PST · 161 of 197
    mikhailovich to dirtboy
    Rick Santorum raised more than $1 million in the day after the Iowa caucus and has brought in more cash via online donations in last week then he did in the previous six months combined.

    As a result, Perry supporters on FR will redouble their efforts to tear Santorum down.

    20 posted on Thursday, January 05, 2012 7:33:24 AM by dirtboy --------------------------------------

    Those are your words from yesterday, pal. Unprovoked I might add. You're guilty of your own hogwash in less than 24 hrs.

  • WSJ: Can Perry Come Back?

    01/06/2012 9:06:58 AM PST · 158 of 197
    mikhailovich to dirtboy
    You're an antagonizer. Pure and simple.

    You insulted Perry supporters on a Santorum thread yesterday when nobody had said a thing. I was nice and supportive toward you and your candidate.

    Today you're on a Perry thread doing the very thing you warned others against yesterday. You're also suggesting we rally behind one conservative (Santorum) which is also suggestive that we leave Perry.

    Those facts are straight.

  • WSJ: Can Perry Come Back?

    01/06/2012 7:40:48 AM PST · 154 of 197
    mikhailovich to dirtboy
    I've been reading your posts on this thread. I also read one of your posts yesterday on a Santorum thread where it said he raised 1 million dollars in one day. I believe in the 3rd or 4th response you suggested that "Rick Perry supporters will soon be here to condemn Santorum."

    Now you're on this thread telling Rick Perry supporters to get behind Santorum and bail away from Perry.

    You also cited in your argument that Santorum was in single digits just a week ago and could be there again.

    But we are COMMANDED by you to get behind Santorum. On a Rick Perry thread. And nobody had said jack squat about Santorum yesterday when you made that unflattering post about Perry supporters.

    You want your cake and eat it too. If anything, support your man Santorum and leave us the hell alone. Stop telling us what to do.

  • Santorum Raises $1 Million in One Day

    01/05/2012 7:15:27 AM PST · 80 of 148
    mikhailovich to dirtboy
    (Santorum has raised 1 million dollars in a day)

    As a result, Perry supporters on FR will redouble their efforts to tear Santorum down.

    I doubt it. And this should demonstrate HOPE for you. It should also demonstrate that Perry staying in the race is not as big a threat as Karl Rove and FOX NEWS are telling you. All it says is conservatives still have a chance to defeat Romney. They're giving to Santorum and that's a good thing.

    Don't listen to this FOX News horse sh*t. Served up by Dick Morris and Karl Rove.

  • Perry, Perry, Quite Contrary

    01/05/2012 6:49:33 AM PST · 22 of 31
    mikhailovich to sockmonkey
    Yes. Perry SHOULD be #1 in the race. At the very least, #1 among the conservative candidates. "Because he is not" is a bad reason to drop out. We're talking about one measley state, Iowa.

    And if I were you folks I would not listen to a minute of Fox News on television or radio. I firmly believe 7 out of 10 on their staff is actively coordinating to elect Romney. These folks are setting the message and influencing voters. They've already done great damage and the chances of a Cain or Perry or Bachmann or Santorum are already greatly diminished or done.

    I wish people would figure this out and ignore them. Their (Karl Rove) saying that Perry helps Romney is completely false. This assumes that Perry will damage Santorum and both will falter. It excludes the possibility that Perry could gain traction in South Carolina and Florida and actually take it from Romney.

    Fox wants people to turn AGAINST Perry in their commentary, coverage, speculation, projection, and everything that they say and do. Its pathetic. The sad thing is you'd think CNN and MSNBC would call them out on it, but they're in the same bed this time around. NONE of them want to see Perry gain momentum.

    To think that a sitting governor of the 2nd largest state with the TOP economy and TOP job-creation record in the nation is not in the top tier of candidates in this record economic recession is simply unbelievable. This ought to show people how much inside corruption and collusion occurs within the establishment GOP and their media cronies.

    Its the EXACT same reason that Sarah Palin and Herman Cain were torn to shreds by these sharks. They will not allow an outsider to penetrate their defenses.

    I believe that Perry's disassociation with Rove is one of the main reasons we're at this juncture. Perry's inability or lack of interest in gaining his favor, along with all the money and satellite influence he brings to the table is also the reason he hasn't lured in the very top donors and supporters. He doesn't want it. Problem is, you have to have it. I hope this tainted dynamic in GOP politics changes at some point in the future but I'm not holding my breath.

  • Bachmann Drops Out of Race

    01/04/2012 1:33:21 PM PST · 74 of 82
    mikhailovich to bkopto
    Good riddance. She lost me when she and her hack chief Ed Rollins started going after Sarah Palin.

    She actually won my heart when I found out her husband is Liberace. You have to admit it would be delightful to have him serenading from the Rose room. We'll never know now.

  • Rick Perry: Perhaps Not Out of This Race Yet!

    01/04/2012 11:58:22 AM PST · 152 of 204
    mikhailovich to sockmonkey
    This makes SC Governor Haley's endorsement of Mitt Romney even more infuriating. Perry/Gingrich/Santorum will have to deal with Fox News harping on that 24/7.

    I think the networks (not just Fox but especially Fox) dealt a heavy blow to Perry and Gingrich. Santorum was essentially the one who flew under the radar and went unscathed.

    I didn't watch a second of Fox coverage last night. They have lost me as a longtime viewer. Permanently.

  • Murdoch backs Santorum for US president

    01/03/2012 1:55:12 PM PST · 86 of 102
    mikhailovich to darrellmaurina
    Pickups are good politics in rural America. Showing off lots of money isn't.

    Absolutely agree. The bigger point was Santorum lacks the funding to compete with Romney and Perry for long periods of time. UNLESS....he takes in millions and millions, which could happen, but not likely. Gingrich has the same problem. He lacked the funding to counter the Romney smear ads with his own ads. This is what Santorum will encounter if he moves up and wins Iowa or comes in 2nd. Great man and all, but hasn't been on the ropes (yet) unlike the others excluding Huntsman and perhaps Ron Paul. I don't think anyone thought he'd be taken seriously so he hasn't really come under fire yet (Paul.) Perry took a few mild ads out against Santorum in the past week. Largely ineffective but no comparison to what he'll see when Romney gets him in the crosshairs.

  • Murdoch backs Santorum for US president

    01/03/2012 11:46:38 AM PST · 79 of 102
    mikhailovich to darrellmaurina
    This is a move by Murdoch to temporarily inflate Santorum so he can be swiftly shot to smithereens after Iowa. The entire Fox team is behind Romney 120% and you cannot tell me their supreme leader isn't also on board the Romney train.

    Santorum, as much as I like him, has been touring Iowa in a pickup truck. The guy is among the least financed candidates. That cannot sustain itself for very long.

    This is all about splintering the conservatives to pave the way for Romney.

  • New poll (Public Policy Polling): Paul, Romney and Santorum tied in Iowa

    01/03/2012 8:10:28 AM PST · 28 of 31
    mikhailovich to Nextrush
    Its sad to see conservatives so divided into Perry, Santorum etc.

    I put a little of that on the backs of Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin. Neither one of them have the balls to support one particular candidate. Way too cautious for my taste. If these guys are as fiesty and gutsy as they pretend to be on the air, grow some balls and tell us who you like. Get off the dam fence.

  • Newt Gingrich: 'I feel Romney-boated'

    01/03/2012 8:01:13 AM PST · 64 of 90
    mikhailovich to TexasFreeper2009
    I think Gingrich's fall in the polls began when Tom Coburn(R) Oklahoma said on a recent Sunday morning talk show that he doesn't want Newt to become president. Along about that time, it appears several Washington republicans banned together behind the scenes to oppose him. It isn't just me, but talking heads are stating the same.

    I'm not in support of them, necessarily. They could be in the Romney camp for all I know. I just think this is what caused the slide. Along with the negative ads from Romney.

    Gingrich also appears defeated to me. He lacks the confident fighter personality he displayed in previous weeks. Plus he cried in an interview the other day. I think his feelings are hurt because his own comrades in D.C. are fighting against him and he knows its an uphill battle.

    my .03

  • Rick Perry Draws In Volunteers in Expansive Iowa Ground Game Effort

    01/01/2012 6:40:54 PM PST · 47 of 59
    mikhailovich to stars & stripes forever
    It has been frustrating to see MSM ignore Rick Perry. They know he is a threat to Romney..

    Absolutely. That's why they're trying to ignore him. And if he places well in Iowa, expect them to start the attacks again.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 1 January 2012

    01/01/2012 8:19:39 AM PST · 126 of 222
    mikhailovich to Miss Marple

    In watching some of the Iowa appearances by Perry, Santorum, and the other candidates, it looked to me like Perry’s crowds were heavily “senior” or older crowds, compared to the others. I wonder how this will play out in the voting, or if it means anything in particular?

  • Is Rick Perry the Iowa Dark Horse?

    12/31/2011 8:09:17 PM PST · 92 of 125
    mikhailovich to david1313

    You’ve put up with the best economy in the nation. Can I pass you a tissue?

  • Candidates join Perry's Virginia lawsuit

    12/31/2011 8:03:32 PM PST · 69 of 110
    mikhailovich to org.whodat

    Look, you have to support somebody. You’ve already declared your contempt for Newt and Romney. This filing only helps your candidate, assuming you have one. You make no sense whatsoever.

  • Virginia Attorney General Intervenes in GOP Primary Ballot Dispute

    12/31/2011 7:51:00 PM PST · 126 of 137
    mikhailovich to EDINVA
    No matter what the court decides, I like the way Rick Perry showed some balls and authority by challenging the decision. If Newt and the others get on the ballot, its a win for everyone who opposes Romney. It also demonstrates that Perry is a fighter and believes in what is right, and to me - what he'd be prone to do in Washington.

    Fight the establishment.

    Go Perry, Go Newt, go anyone but Paultard and Romney.

  • Newt Gingrich Makes His Case to 100 Iowa Moms Live Now

    12/30/2011 8:57:38 AM PST · 3 of 20
    mikhailovich to onyx
    Frank Luntz:

    "Welcome to the Gingrich forum. Please use the electronic device to show your support for Mitt Romney. Let's get underway now."

    "Ladies, please buzz in that you think Romney is wonderful!"

    "Newt, hang on for a second. I'll be right with you."

    "Ladies, if you think Mitt Romney is the most handsome candidate, please buzz in right NOW!" "Thank you! Overwhelming support for Mitt Romney."

    "Newt, I said we'll be with you in the next segment."

    "Now, ladies, obviously Mitt Romney is the most handsome candidate and the best choice for America, as I have already indicated to you. Please watch the graph surge to the top and buzz in with delight as you watch yourselves support Mitt Romney again. Ready? GO!!!!"

  • Rollins: Bachmann stayed clear of attacking Romney in hopes of VP slot

    12/30/2011 8:42:54 AM PST · 28 of 60
    mikhailovich to Sacajaweau
    I place a great deal of the split conservative vote on Bachmann. In the first debate with Perry, she pulled out every sword and switchblade in her arsenal to hack away at Perry. She attacked him on in-state tuition and Gardasil. Over and over and over. She paved the way for Romney to piggyback on her attacks against Perry. Together, they butchered him relentlessly. Also, I believe, prompting his famous gaffe "you have no heart." To this day I think Perry was addressing the two of them and not so much the general public. He has since apologized for the statement.

    But I think what you saw immediately after this debate where Perry was light years ahead of Romney in the polls and had the ONLY solidified conservative support thus far, was Bachmann successfully splintering the vote from them on. It has never recovered. It waffles between Perry and Gingrich and (then) Cain, now Santorum to a degree, and pitifully, perhaps some to Ron Paul.

    If I could somehow block that out of my consciousness, I would really like Bachmann. She succeeded in derailing Perry's campaign that night. I still hope he recovers but Michelle essentially paved the way for Romney when she decided to do that. That's my opinion, right or wrong. I believe it soundly.

  • US Sends Aircraft Carrier Into The Strait Of Hormuz, As Iran Beats Its Chest

    12/30/2011 8:23:45 AM PST · 139 of 144
    mikhailovich to butterdezillion
    There are a LOT of military experts on FR with good intel and information regarding our assets. But "what will happen" is nothing but opinion.

    I'm not a military expert, but I think what you will see here is a whole lot of nothing. Iran effectively baited us into the Strait. We'll sail around for a few days and leave. Iran will take some nifty photo's of our assets, and we will of their's.

    They won't shut down sea traffic and will eventually develop a nuclear bomb. Ron Paul will get his wish. Israel and the U.S. will have to live with it, until or unless they decide to use it. That's just my opinion.

  • Oh, by the way, ethanol subsidies are dead.

    12/29/2011 3:05:12 PM PST · 20 of 32
    mikhailovich to HereInTheHeartland
    Rick Perry speaks ill of the EPA because of first hand experience in a top energy producing state, sorta like ol' Sarah Palin and Alaska.

    These other candidates are copying him and trying to steal that idea away - most of whom have little understanding. Rick and Atty General Greg Abbott have battled the EPA a number of times.

  • In final Iowa push, Perry aims to set himself apart as ultimate outsider

    12/29/2011 2:05:32 PM PST · 60 of 63
    mikhailovich to altura

    I think Monk is one of those weirdo bushwackers with horns on his Cadillac and a rhinestone vest. A few too many doobies and cocktails got the better of him along the way.

  • In final Iowa push, Perry aims to set himself apart as ultimate outsider

    12/29/2011 2:01:35 PM PST · 59 of 63
    mikhailovich to altura
    Fox news might even mention his name.

    But we couldn't hear it because of the duct tape.

  • Today's Rasmussen Iowa Poll Shows Margins Narrowing Among GOP Candidates

    12/29/2011 1:43:36 PM PST · 33 of 36
    mikhailovich to Marcella

    Post #30, well said!

  • U.S. District Court in Virginia Expedites Rick Perry’s Ballot Access Lawsuit

    12/29/2011 1:31:17 PM PST · 49 of 106
    mikhailovich to trumandogz
    So, according to you, there should be no U.S. Supreme Court? Any and all state laws are to be final, as written? Any and all lower court rulings are not to be appealed? Sure thing.

    Like our buddy Herman Cain used to say, "you're mixing apples with oranges."

    Banning an entire FIELD of presidential candidates from the ballot is damn near treasonous! I don't care who files this suit, Bachmann, Newt, whoever. Its the right thing to do. People have the RIGHT TO VOTE and Virginia is usurping the process. Get with the program, oddball.

  • CNN Iowa poll: Romney 25, Paul 22, Santorum 16, Gingrich 14

    12/29/2011 7:48:05 AM PST · 124 of 136
    mikhailovich to mouse1
    Believe me, I like Santorum. The only problem is that he has a Eddie Haskell personality and appearance. I wish it weren't the case.

    I also like Gingrich. The only problem is that he has a geriatric persona that will not bring in mass appeal in a general election. I wish it weren't the case. He was also BOOTED out of leadership by his own party. Axelrod will drive this theme home, over and over.

    Bachmann, well I like her too. I don't think her charisma or personality is sufficient to win. I wish it weren't the case.

    I think Perry has the charisma, charm, stature, dignity and authority to make him presidential. He's chiseled and weathered, unlike Santorum. He seems younger than Newt. I'd like to see him paired with Michelle Bachmann. That would be a darn fine ticket. Or with Santorum.

    I may not reflect the views of the majority, but that's how I see it.