I’m speechless; they aren’t

This morning, Paul Krugman points to this:

” . . . every major contender for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination who isn’t currently holding office and isn’t named Mitt Romney is now a paid contributor to Fox News [or has an actual show] . “

Make of that what you will.

26 responses to “I’m speechless; they aren’t

  1. This is a good thing, they all have an easily sussed out “paper trail” of the amazingly stupid things they’ve said in order to pander to the Fox base!

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  2. We’re back on the road to fascism if the Republicans get back in control. Scary stuff!

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    • Maybe we need to get a question out there – these aren’t Republicans, even though they run on that ticket? So what are they?

      Actually, we know. They’re tools and the fools don’t even know it.

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  3. So it means, Fox News is the ‘Spokesmedia’ of the Republican Party.

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    • Exactly. A Republican – one of the moderate ones – was heard to say recently “we thought we had Fox News working for us; now we’re working for them.”

      But it’s okay – Rupert Murdoch just gets richer and richer.

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  4. Ms. Holland,

    We have had one party rule for 20 months and look what shape the country is in. The pendulum is merely swinging back to normal. You guys had your moment in the Sun. You got all kinds of destructive Progressive policies enacted. The country realizes it screwed up royally. The more the liberals slam FoxNews, the bigger it gets. It has no competition for Conservative viewers.

    2010 is lost for you. If you want to win in 2012, you had better put your ‘right’ turn signal on.

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  5. Balderdash Alan, complete and utter balderdash.

    Everyone gets their turn at the ‘moment in the sun’. GOP recent hits – the Gingirch congress? Big hit – shut down the gov’t. Bush – two wars and destroyed the national economy. Oh, and he increased the natonal debt by 27%. No president came close, but #2 was Reagan with 20% and three was Bush I with 15%. Those budget hawk republicans sure know how to govern!

    Carter reduced the debt 3.3%. Clinton reduced it 10%. Then we have to go back to Kennedy/Johnson. They reduced it a whopping 14%.

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  6. Ms. Holland,

    It is amusing that you claim Bush destroyed the economy. Two things really crashed it. High oil prices, caused by Democrats not allowing drilling because they pushed green energy, which every one knows does not work . The second was the sub prime mortgages. Again Democrats have their sticky fingers all over that one.

    With all of these head winds Bush still averaged 5.6% unemployment over 8 years. Your hero with a bullet proof majority in Congress that George Bush never had, has averaged 9 to 10%. Whoooo was it that ‘destroyed’ the American economy?

    As far as the two wars, how many terrorist plots were uncovered ‘over there’? How many terrorists were killed ‘over there’? Better to fight them ‘over there’.

    What were you saying about deficits? Has any President had a 20 month deficit run that even came close to your hero? Imagine what it will be over the next 6 years.

    Oh and solar panels are a nice touch for the White House. The parallels with Jimmy Carter are getting eerie.

    As far as deficits, it’s very simple. Spending cuts. Entitlement cuts. Yes that means your SS check. I know you retirees will blow a gasket. Also government workers have take pay cuts. We corporate wage slaves in the evil private sector have taken cuts. It’s time for Pelosi’s minions to pony up to the bar and pay their share.

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  7. “January 9, 2009 – NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — The hemorrhaging of American jobs accelerated at a record pace at the end of 2008, bringing the year’s total job losses to 2.6 million or the highest level in more than six decades.

    “A sobering U.S. Labor Department jobs report Friday showed the economy lost 524,000 jobs in December and 1.9 million in the year’s final four months, after the credit crisis began in September.

    “The unemployment rate rose to 7.2% last month from 6.7% in November – its highest rate since January 1993. [my comment: oh yeah, the final days of Reagan/Bush]

    “The steep annual drop in jobs marked the highest yearly job-loss total since 1945, the year in which World War II ended. ”

    Here: http://money.cnn.com/2009/01/09/news/economy/jobs_december/

    And you say:
    [With all of these head winds Bush still averaged 5.6% unemployment over 8 years. Your hero with a bullet proof majority in Congress that George Bush never had, has averaged 9 to 10%]

    So you’re saying that an eight year average is the equivalent of a 20-month average? Wow.

    [Oh and solar panels are a nice touch for the White House. The parallels with Jimmy Carter are getting eerie. ]

    You left out George W. Bush – he installed solar as well:
    “The [GW] Bush administration has installed the first-ever solar electric system on the grounds of the White House. The National Park Service, which manages the White House complex, installed a nine kilowatt, rooftop solar electric or photovoltaic system, as well as two solar thermal systems that heat water used on the premises.”

    He did it in Crawford too.

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  8. Ms. Holland,

    ” So you’re saying that an eight year average is the equivalent of a 20-month average? Wow. ”

    You guys keep insisting the Bush years were horrible. I am merely comparing the real numbers, the facts. President Obama will have to get his numbers down to below 4% and keep them there for a long time to get anywhere near Bush’s average. Each month that goes by and unemployment is over 9% makes it more impossible .

    The solar panel symbolism to Jimmy Carter is still valid. Bush’s panels were not on the White House roof. By putting them on the White House roof President Obama is adding another reminder that he is the second term of President Carter. Oh, and how come you lefties never gave Bush credit for his solar contraption?

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    • Oh Alan – solar panels on roof vs other WH buildings? That’s about the nit pickiest thing I ever heard.

      Bush did get credit. As you are so fond of saying, “look it up:”

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  9. Hey Moe,
    You might find this very interesting. Of course, the Media would not cover this because it doesn’t show the “Clash of civilization” theory.

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    • That was good especially since she’s a Christian minister.

      The media of course only reports on the freaks. They report every word out of the mouth of Christine O’Donnell, probably the least qualified candidate for the US Senate there ever was. The voters will consign her to history, but she’s a big story just BECAUSE she’s so bizarre.

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  10. Ms. Holland,

    I just cannot believe your woman bashing. Just because O’Donnell is a Republican woman, to you she is a freak. How about commenting on really stupid women in the Senate. Namely a Democrat, Patty Murray. Following is a quote from after 911 about Bin Laden..

    ” He’s been out in these countries for decades, building schools, building roads, building infrastructure, building day-care facilities, building health care facilities, and the people are extremely grateful. He’s made their lives better. “

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    • And Murray said that in hearings trying to discover why Bin Laden had a following. The Bush State Dept said the same thing.

      Does O’Donnell know who bin Laden is?

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  11. Ms. Holland,

    ” Does O’Donnell know who bin Laden is? ”

    More woman bashing, I’m shocked. Senator O’Donnell has given no indication that she does not know.

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  12. Ms. Holland,

    So how about we move onto a smart woman running against a dum man. I watched a debate last night between Linda McMahon, the Republican and Richard Blumenthal. They are running for the open Senate seat in Connecticut. Ms McMahon comes across as knowledgeable and articulate. Mr. Blumenthal is a stumbling , bumbling, piece of wood. He is also a liar about serving in Vietnam.

    I have to say that we have a fine crop of Republican women this year.

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    • Linda McMahon is not dim. O’Donnell is. Linda McMahon, though not my favored candidate, is qualified. O’Donnell isn’t.

      Glad to see the GOP trying to catch up with Dems re numbers of women in Congress. They lag way way behind.

      Of course, both parties have a very long way to go to parity. 51% of the population represented in Congress with 13% women. Something seriously wrong there.

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  13. Ms. Holland,

    ” Of course, both parties have a very long way to go to parity. 51% of the population represented in Congress with 13% women. Something seriously wrong there. ”

    In the words of the Ronaldus Magnus, the Great Ronald Reagan, ” There you go again ” . Are you in favor of a quota ? Why don’t you run for office and bring up the percentages ? Anyway I believe these Republican women are running against that most hated of species , White Men. There are way too many of them in Congress. If O’Donnell, Angle, and McMahon win, think of what that will do for the Sisterhood. 🙂 Think of what President Sarah Palin would do for the hundreds of years you girls have been smashing your heads into that plexiglass ceiling.

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    • Don’t go calling your elders ‘girl’. I am not a girl. I am a broad.

      Quotas? Looks like men are the entitled ones. By virtue of inherited antique cultural attitudes, quotas if you will, they occupy 83% of the Congress. Naughty, naughty.

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  14. Ms. Holland,

    ” Don’t go calling your elders ‘girl’. I am not a girl. I am a broad. ”

    My deepest apologies. I try to be respectful. But you know how thoughtless we ‘men’ are.

    ” Quotas? Looks like men are the entitled ones. By virtue of inherited antique cultural attitudes, quotas if you will, they occupy 83% of the Congress. Naughty, naughty. ”

    I could not agree more. All the more reason for Chris Coons, Harry Reid, and Dick Blumenthal to lose . See I am on your side, Ms. Holland. Somehow I cannot bring myself to address you as “broad”.

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