Newt Gingrich told David Gregory on Sunday’s Meet The Press “the Republican party of today is incapable of competing” with a 2016 presidential run by Hillary Clinton. Gingrich thinks “every Republican” should be focused on 2016 because of the severity of their defeat in 2012. Gingrich said that if Clinton were to run in four years, “supported by Bill Clinton and presumably a still relatively popular President Barack Obama, trying to win that will be, truly, the Super Bowl.”
Umm, just when we thought experience was important, 2008 came along. Then when we thought that zero accomplishments and the baggage of running the economy into the ground would do the trick 2012 got here. I don´t want the Hillbag anywhere near the White House, but the fact remains that this is now a very different country and we have to learn how to re-take the office.
Silliness. Most of Obama´s female vote comes from women who are, uh, "excited" in the nether parts by His Majesty (bad boy syndrome, perhaps). I´d bet that percentage is at least 96%. Hillary´s visage, on the other hand, repels red-blooded males like a tsunami of pepper spray. The only men who´d possibly vote for that walking insult to feminine charm are men who, uh, aren´t men.
No threat in 2016. The GOP will be incapable of competing only if it keeps caving in to the Obamas and Clintons of the world.
Newt, of whom the Clinton machine made mincemeat of during their day. It looks like they still scare him to death. Our first enemy is the MSM in this country that covered our primaries in the most negative fashion and then did 90% + negative stories on Romney. Add to that the massive voter fraud in this country and you have not even touched a real conservative issue, The country is dying or dead due to people who are God-less and worship "things" like Obama and Obamacare, welfare, etc. This is where we start.
Let´s see. In 2008 the gop ran a candidate with a questionable history of where he was born, against obama. In 2012 the gop ran a candidate who had signed (not authored)romneycare against obamacare obama. You mean to tell me that somewhere in the ranks of the gop stable, they can´t find a skank who ONLY does the bidding of powerful men? I´m sure they will find the perfect candidate.
In our brain dead hip society, by 2016 half of the people of voting age will not remember the Clinton years. I doubt Bill Clinton who will be around 70 will make any 20 somethings swoon and Hillary will also be around 70. I doubt there is a makeover anywhere that could make the hag look even remotely attractive.
And considering what a disaster the woman has been as secretary of state, and not JUST with Benghazi burt all round, this speaks volumes about the American electorate, who seem to swallow anything without thought.
As to poster #6, Romney won the male voter....it was the young ´ens and the free birth control and the Hispanics and Asians that lost the race, and nothing is being done to either court or educate them....at least without destroying all our ethics and principles. (Forget the Blacks--they largely seem to knee jerk to another 1/2 Black no matter WHAT he does, and that goes for Colin Powell as well.)
Can´t stand Newt but this time, for the first time in years, he´s correct. The sooner the party´s leaders get together and cobble together a platform that reflects we are living in the 21st century and tells those who don´t agree to form their own theocratic party, the better. Otherwise it´s doomed.
Unfortunately for my optimism levels, I have the same dreadful feeling that Hillary will be our next president. Makes me throw up in my mouth. The GOP is so weak that Boehner is getting ready to give Obama what he wants with higher tax rates. The idiot public will only see that the Annointed One runs the country without any help from Congress once again and be thrilled. Won´t matter what Boehner gets in return...
The left began shredding Sarah Palin the day after she lost the 2008 election. They were successful. We should learn from them. The best defense is a good offense. The worst defense is to give up four years early.
Unless the States get in gear and purge the voter list of dead and illegals and pass voter ID NOW... we will loose. They know the Liberal election stealing is coming but still they scratch themselves until about 2 months before the election then decide maybe they should look into it... Too busy enjoying their power until they are about to loose it..
I do not pretend to know who will run next election for the prez - I do know that Newt is a sleazebag that I do not want to listen to or see. I would have trusted Mitt with my life and the country´s health. The Republican party needs to have people voting despite their like or dislike of the candidate. The country cannot stand much more of the dim rule and spending. Even if it meant voting for newt - not even he would destroy us.
I totally agree except that Dems play dirty so win, while Repubs cave every chance they get so they can be "liked" too. W fell prey to that syndrome in his second term and was giving entitlements away in a failed attempt to get some appreciation from the lefties. How many times do you see his great work for AIDs victims be mentioned? Ask a Dem who gave them prescrition coverage to see how well that worked out. Ask a Dem who voted for civil rights legislation. Only thing they know is that JFK sent the Guard in to integrate the school that the Dem governor was blocking, so voila! A Dem president integrated schools!
#23 - I agree. #33 - some of us still care and do not intend to let the liberals do exactly what Obama is trying hard to do - which is to demoralize the conservatives in this country to the point where we have been effectively shut up and will no longer vote.
We have about 2 years before the next crop of GOP contenders start getting serious. Hope it´s Rubio.
If the GOP is unable to compete in 2016 then most likely they can not compete in 2014 either. We might be seeing Speaker Pelosi again along with billions in `stimulus` an every other crazy piece of leftist legislation they couldn`t push through in the 111th Congress.
The GOP is finished at the national level through a combination of illegal immigration, demographics, and Free Stuff. The Presidency should be written off, let the establishment run their RINOs, and concentrate on efforts to promote de facto secession through governors refusing federal directives. The Supreme Court doesn´t have an army, and federal judges should simply be ignored.
Newt was corrupt morally. He had no way of winning against Clinton. This holds true of Justice Roberts, who must have a huge secret. Anytime Obama takes on one of the Repubs you can be sure he has the dirt. I had hoped Romney´s clean character would prevail but he lacked one thing: guts and passion. He had ambition and integrity and know how...but so what if you can´t out gun your enemy.
For some reason I am reminded of that Geico commercial with the witch in the broom factory, where she takes a broom from a worker, and he says, ´´I´m gonna stand up to her,´´ and his coworker says, ´´No you won´t.´´
No disrespect to Macaulay Culkin (#ALLDISRESPECTTOTHEPIGEONLADY), but we prefer The Pet Collective´s retelling of Home Alone to the original movie. Mostly because Kevin McCallister is now played by an adorable pug puppy. And if a pug puppy setting booby traps for teddy bear burglars isn´t adorable enough for you, the video also narrated by a small child. So forget Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. Forget Elf. This is the only Christmas movie you need to watch this year. (Snip for video)As you might suspect, the pug, named Jackson Rosa, could not be more over it...
I’m not sure what Chris Matthews was doing with President Obama yesterday, but it wasn’t hardball. It wasn’t even softball. It was more like wiffle ball. Everyone knew going in that the MSNBC host would be a sympathetic interviewer. But he knew he would be graded on his aggressiveness, so I expected at least a few fastballs. Uh uh. Instead, in a half-hour sitdown, there was one challenging question. Just one. It was as though Matthews was channeling Jay Carney. Matthews is a likable guy with a passion for politics, but he left his interviewing chops at the door. The
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I´m sitting at my desk, looking at a photograph of a gangrenous foot. It is a bloated thing in hues of phlegmatic gray rot, sanguine inflammation, melancholic black bile, and choleric open sores — exhibiting all the humors of a meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Above the photograph, in bold white capitals on a dull, matte background are the words “smoking causes peripheral vascular disease.” The photograph is helpfully labeled “gangrene.” Below the photograph, in a bland sans-serif typeface with letters an eighth of an inch high, is “Marlboro Red.” This is a pack of Australian cigarettes,
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I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. For me it was always Oswald by himself from the Texas School Book Depository and nothing in the intervening fifty years has disabused me of this notion. For the most part, I’m an Occam’s Razor kind of guy — the most obvious explanation is likely to be true. (Snip) To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me. Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal
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