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    Quote Originally Posted by Calypso Jones View Post
    apparently Bill Clinton and Elizabeth Hurley have been 'eating pizza with a fork' for an entire year.
    I have never heard that phrase before.


    (Elizabeth Hurley is the devil.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perianne View Post
    I have never heard that phrase before.


    (Elizabeth Hurley is the devil.)
    LOVE the new avatar, Peri!!!

    Which prominent Democrat is it, I forget his name now....

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    My random thought is that the Republicans should limit the damage and settle on a good candidate early for 2016.

    A savage, bruising conflict in the primaries, with candidates ripping each other a new one like last time, will almost guarantee a Hilary romp in November. She will be crowned, even though the far left is not crazy about her.

    THAT'S where lefties are MUCH smarter than conservatives: they understand that politics is like football, it's all about keeping possession of the ball and moving it forward, first down by first down. They don't care if the candidate is picture perfect. Whereas conservatives lately want THE ideal candidate and will shoot down anyone that deviates by one jot or tittle from this neurotic perfectionism and call him.her a RINO. AND they want to win by a single, long, spectacular pass, or not at all.

    I don't know why conservatives have become so retarded lately!!!! It drives me to despair!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    My random thought is that the Republicans should limit the damage and settle on a good candidate early for 2016.

    A savage, bruising conflict in the primaries, with candidates ripping each other a new one like last time, will almost guarantee a Hilary romp in November. She will be crowned, even though the far left is not crazy about her.

    THAT'S where lefties are MUCH smarter than conservatives: they understand that politics is like football, it's all about keeping possession of the ball and moving it forward, first down by first down. They don't care if the candidate is picture perfect. Whereas conservatives lately want THE ideal candidate and will shoot down anyone that deviates by one jot or tittle from this neurotic perfectionism and call him.her a RINO. AND they want to win by a single, long, spectacular pass, or not at all.

    I don't know why conservatives have become so retarded lately!!!! It drives me to despair!!!!

    Here is the problem: in the recent past the RNC has maneuvered the primary structure and we end up with a John McCain and a Mitt Romney as the Republican presidential candidates. The RNC honchos assure conservatives that only a 'moderate' can possibly defeat a liberal Democrat, which mistakenly presumes that America is a center-left country and a Republican has to be a little to the left to be accepted. That, is rubbish, as the defeat of McCain, one of the most liberal Republicans around was defeated by the unknown, untested, un-vetted Barack Hussein Obama. In 2012, the GOP, learning nothing, did it again with Mitt Romney. Nice guy but a wuss when it came to really challenging Obama, specifically on the Benghazi debacle. The consequence has been Obama and the steady devolution of America, it's economy, it's military strength and it's standing in the world. Some feel we'll be lucky to survive Obama for eight years and we may never be able to undo the damage he's deliberately done to our nation, including the poisoning of race relations and the political polarization one should expect when you put a dedicated socialist ideologue in the Oval Office.


    Conservatives that are adamant about the next GOP candidate being 'pure' is a mis-characterization of their position, as I understand it. That kind of sweeping condemnation presumes that wanting a candidate with actual conservative values is somehow 'extreme', thus buying into the left's attempt to portray any Republican to the right of McCain as 'extreme', as if only a liberal Democrat is rational and sensible. The conservatives I know reject that characterization.


    Senator Ted Cruz is a good example of the kind of conservative I would like to see run for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. Well-educated with a sterling history as a Texas prosecutor and Attorney General and a man who doesn't flinch from being labeled 'conservative'. I'm sure Senator Cruz would not be considered the 'ideal' conservative candidate because no politician alive can possible agree with millions of conservatives on every issue, nor should they attempt to do so. Unless Cruz does something totally off the wall between now and 2016, he would be my choice for the GOP presidential nominee. I will never vote for another 'compromise' Republican candidate. I've learned the hard way that all the compromising comes at the expense of conservative values. Been there, done that, got the tee shirt.


    However, as you note, Democrats are more 'flexible' about their candidates. Well, that's easy to do when you have Hillary Clinton, a radical socialist (her college thesis was on Saul Alinsky's 'Rules for Radicals') following the radical socialist Barack Obama. I don't see any 'moderate' Democrats in line for the 2016 Democrat presidential nomination, only a leftist. Sure, some communist-wannabes in the Democrat party might consider Hillary Clinton as not radical enough but they are few, I'm sure.

    Thus, the accusation that Republicans are self-defeating because the conservative base insists on an actual conservative candidate instead of 'moderate' quasi-Democrats with one or two 'conservative' positions is not accurate but reflects what the leftmedia tell us about Republicans. The same media that will move heaven and earth to make sure the Republican presidential candidate in 2016, be he conservative or 'moderate', loses. Frankly, I don't get my political opinions from the leftmedia and I hope other conservatives don't either because that way lies confusion, despair - and defeat.


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    Sheila Jackson Lee's husband

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elwyn_C._Lee

    Milking the public coffers at both ends.

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    A 'Doh' moment. Poll finds that John McCain is not popular with any group.



    And it’s pretty much universal, 35% among Republicans, 29% with Dems, and just 25% with independents.
    Via PPP:
    PPP’s newest Arizona poll finds that John McCain is unpopular with Republicans, Democrats, and independents alike and has now become the least popular Senator in the country. Only 30% of Arizonans approve of the job McCain is doing to 54% who disapprove. There isn’t much variability in his numbers by party- he’s at 35/55 with Republicans, 29/53 with Democrats, and 25/55 with independents, suggesting he could be vulnerable to challenges in both the primary and general elections the next time he’s up.

    McCain trails in hypothetical general election match ups with both 2012 nominee Richard Carmona (41/35) and former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords (42/35). He would lead though in a match up with former Governor Janet Napolitano, 44/36. This has the potential to be an interesting one in 2016.

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    Jon Corzine's son has committed suicide (?) in Mexico City.

    http://nypost.com/2014/03/13/jeffrey...on-dead-at-31/

    hmmm. interesting. Remember that Cree Deeds son tried to kill hiM and then killed himself. Was that depression. I wonder what's going on here. Do I think someone is killing these people. No. Not really. But I think this is an indication of the caliber of people (parenting skills and Political skills) that we are stupidly putting in authority over us.

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    How the mighty do get a come-down back to Earth. <gut check>

    Jeffrey Corzine took his own life 'several days ago' in Mexico City hotel
    His family traced him through his credit card
    Had battled addiction through his teens and twenties

    Jeffrey, 31, was thought to be working as a drug counselor in California
    He was the youngest of Corzine's three children with his first wife
    Corzine's successor Chris Christie issued a statement of his condolences, calling the death 'unthinkable'




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    Quote Originally Posted by Perianne View Post
    I have never heard that phrase before.


    (Elizabeth Hurley is the devil.)
    I made it up.

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    Hey....excellent idea putting crazy former drug users in positions of authority in drug treatment centers.

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