A celebration of heresy, conservative style

Let’s hear it for heretics.

Bob Inglis, a former Republican congressman from South Carolina, is one of them. He lost in a GOP primary in 2010 largely because he acknowledged that manmade climate change is real.

Bob Inglis

Bob Inglis

“For many conservatives, it became the marker that you had crossed to Satan’s side — that you had left God and gone to Satan’s side on climate change,” Inglis said after his defeat.

Today, Inglis announced creation of an “Energy and Enterprise Initiative” to promote conservative answers to climate change.

“Conservatives have the answer to our energy and climate challenge,” Inglis said. “It’s about correcting market distortions and setting the economics right. We need to stop retreating in denial and start stepping forward in the competition of ideas.”

(If only he could cite some evidence to back up his claims that climate change is real. You know, like the warmest June on record in the continental United States, or the warmest 12 months on record in the continental United States, or a notable increase in the number of strong storms, droughts and other phenomenon predicted by climate scientists.)

Today also saw the creation of a group calling itself “Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry,” formed to advance conservative arguments on behalf of gay marriage.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

“As Republicans we believe in equality of opportunity rather than outcome,” said U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the first and so far only Republican to sign on as a co-sponsor of legislation repealing the Defense of Marriage Act. “Most importantly, we believe that the individual and the family are the central engines in our society. The right for individuals to lead their lives without government intrusion is a bedrock conservative principle and it is much more than just about sexual orientation. It is about the fundamental rights we all share as Americans. It is about equality for all with no exceptions.”

When Ros-Lehtinen first announced her support for that legislation, it was greeted with bitter attacks. The leader of the local chapter of the Christian Family Coalition, for example, called her “an arrogant, anti-family, homosexualist extremist,” warning that “we’re putting her and all other Republicans on notice that if they’re going to represent themselves as Republicans, they’ve got to respect the party platform.”

But to her credit, she hasn’t backed down.

Nor has Craig Stowell, one of the board members of Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry. A former Marine who served in Iraq, Stowell gave a stirring defense of gay marriage from a conservative perspective before the New Hampshire Legislature:

As Inglis, Ros-Lehtinen, Stowell and others demonstrate, being conservative does not require that you be on the wrong side of history. It also should not require you to ignore the factual realities that you see around you, or to pledge tribal loyalty to a set of beliefs that you do not entirely share.

But sometimes, bucking those demands for total loyalty require courage.

– Jay Bookman

707 comments Add your comment

Erwin's cat

July 10th, 2012
7:21 pm

Before I go up on a soapbox, I’ll say GCC isn’t a hot button of mine…I could be wrong or right…I don’t see white smoke yet and choose the neg hypoth…I don’t see a connection…..but
In science there is no shame for being wrong or for miscalculating during research…science almost dictates that you’ll be wrong more often then right…ya learn a whole lot more that way..if ya always knew your models were right, you’d never have to run the experiment…even Alfred Einstein (h/t to redneck) is quoted as saying “Well, I guess I was wrong”….LOL at least that’s how I get to sleep at night… … :D

Peadawg

July 10th, 2012
7:23 pm

“but that thingie about the virus, I guess that’s what it’s called, that was supposed to wreck havoc tonight at midnight…”

Oooooooooooh that, ok. Ya I think that was a bunch of baloney…didn’t hear much about that today.

USMC

July 10th, 2012
7:24 pm

Eric Holder: Voter ID Laws Are ‘Poll Taxes’
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/10/eric-holder-voter-id-poll-tax_n_1662847.html?ir=Black%20Voices

Eric Holder must have gotten through(Life and) Law School on Affirmative Action because he sounds like a complete IDIOT. Lower Intellect! LOL! You just can’t make this stuff up. :-)

Courage

July 10th, 2012
7:25 pm

Mr. Bookman, thanks for pointing out a few conservatives that had the “courage” to take centrist positions. When will “Progressives” develop the courage abandon their century long attempt to have the government take over all aspects of people’s lives? Want your children separated from you and raised by the State? Vote Progressive! Want all your decisions regulated by the government (by a small cadre of “elite intellectuals” who know what’s good for you, better than you did). Vote Progressive! How about someone on the left figuring out that 50 years of welfare have absolutely decimated the black family, created permanent classes of needy people, and done nothing to solve problems? Easy…vote Progressive. When will Lefties understand that their social programs don’t work and have buried us in debt we may never get out from under?

Billybob

July 10th, 2012
7:26 pm

so i am on the wrong side of history, i ignore factual realities and i am into tribal loyalty…..brilliant jay, after recess you can go into your second grade classroom and take a nap……
oh, and your last sentence could be used to describe your radical democrat party supporting a socialist and marxist who is hell bent on transforming the US into a socialist nanny state……i pledge that YOU my friend are on the wrong side of that soon to be history……liberal political hack indeed…..

josef

July 10th, 2012
7:29 pm

peadawg

Probably…but your comment reminded me and that reminded me I’d better get those files saved elsewhere…I got sloppy with that and lost a lotta stuff in my last computer fry…I’m a slow learner, but that’s not a lesson I’d like to have to repeat…

Real Scootter

July 10th, 2012
7:30 pm

USMC

July 10th, 2012
7:24 pm

At least Holder didn’t say Guam is going to capsize!

TGT

July 10th, 2012
7:40 pm

I’m quite literate in science JamVet. You, however, need to concentrate on simple general literacy:

“global temperatures since the turn of the millennium have not gone up in the way computer-based climate models predicted?”

Republican claptrap.

That’s actually the “Godfather of Global Warming” (i.e. a liberal) “claptrap.”

JamVet

July 10th, 2012
7:44 pm

TGT, tell it to the North Koreans.

Nobody else on the entire planet gives you cons the time of day on this matter. That is how nonsensical your politics have become.

Sorry…

TaxPayer

July 10th, 2012
7:44 pm

TGT claims to have a published paper telling us all about how global warming is so globally warming. Finally! A con that claims to have something. Where’s it at. Give me a link and let’s discuss what you got.

USMC

July 10th, 2012
7:44 pm

Notice how Jay and the other extremist puppets have CHANGED the language to their propaganda slogan from GLOBAL WARMING to CLIMATE CHANGE. LOL! :-)

Erwin's cat

July 10th, 2012
7:45 pm

what does quite literate mean?

Erwin's cat

July 10th, 2012
7:47 pm

TaxPayer…he posted Lovelock’s “evolution”

josef

July 10th, 2012
7:47 pm

ERWIN

It’s a typo. It was supposed to be “quit literate.”

USMC

July 10th, 2012
7:48 pm

Russia sends warships to Syria…
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/9390177/Russia-sends-warships-to-Syria.html

Putin treats Comrade Obama like the true LACKEY that he is.
Talk about PILLOW BITING… How are those scrapes on your knees, Comrade Obama??? :-)

Doggone/GA

July 10th, 2012
7:48 pm

“what does quite literate mean?”

the opposite of “barely illieterate”?

TGT

July 10th, 2012
7:52 pm

Nobody else on the entire planet gives you cons the time of day on this matter.

So what have you libs spent the last 4.5 hours doing?!

TGT claims to have a published paper…

TGT has NEVER made any such claim. Good Gawd you libs need to read better.

josef

July 10th, 2012
7:53 pm

USMC

Are you a pillow biter, too…jeeze…y’all are just everywhere…

On Syria, though…

Russia has some 80,000 citizens and their dependents in Syria that have been told to prepare for evacuation….that may be the reason for the flotilla….

Oscar

July 10th, 2012
7:56 pm

USMC

Sounds like you have totally lost it. Sleep deprivation??

Erwin's cat

July 10th, 2012
7:58 pm

josef….you have Ruskie heritage?

josef

July 10th, 2012
8:01 pm

CAT

Not that I know of…

Don't Forget

July 10th, 2012
8:02 pm

Hey USMC, what happened to that shipment of Russian helicopters to Syria? lol

josef

July 10th, 2012
8:04 pm

CAT

Why did you ask?

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

July 10th, 2012
8:06 pm

Sock-puppets depart, sock-puppets arrive.

IP spoofing indeed.

Erwin's cat

July 10th, 2012
8:08 pm

sorry didn’t mean to intrude…the Jewish pop in Russia was always curious to me…not sue why…rarefied air or at the very least a unique perspective…no offense intended as I am neither

JamVet

July 10th, 2012
8:09 pm

TGT, toying with you and your Republican insanity is mere sport.

But as for any credence whatsoever? No.

Earlier I asked cat to provide the names of ANY governments in the civilized world that agree with you cons on this matter.

I also asked for any scientific organizations that do.

The number in both cases, of course, is the same.

ZERO.

That’s gotta sting.

TaxPayer

July 10th, 2012
8:11 pm

Good gaia, TGT. I did not say it had to be a paper you published. But Erwin has already let me in on your “breakthrough”.

One and out!!!

July 10th, 2012
8:11 pm

“This will be my last political campaign no matter what,” President Obama said at a campaign event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa today. “I’ve got nothing else to run for.”

Wait a second, wasn’t this the same guy who said — “if I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.”???

Erwin's cat

July 10th, 2012
8:12 pm

sorry Jam….I missed it….what was it?

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

July 10th, 2012
8:14 pm

Wait a second, wasn’t this the same guy who said — “if I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.”???

The smoking gun is the mushroom cloud.

Just sayin’.

josef

July 10th, 2012
8:15 pm

CAT

Oh, no offense at all. Now my Granny… :-) We’re Western European/Sephardi and, well, not to be confused with “those people.” I do have a life long fascination, though, with things Slavic…

Mark in mid-town

July 10th, 2012
8:20 pm

Jay Bookman writes: “You know, like the warmest June on record in the continental United States,”
———————————————————————————
Wasn’t 2009 or 2010 about the coldest winter in North America in 50 years or so? When man-made global warming skeptics pointed to that as evidence in support of their skepticism, I recall man-made global warming proponents countering that you can’t just look at one part of the planet, that you need to look at the whole planet. Now that one part of the planet is setting heat records, I guess it’s ok to use that as conclusive evidence of global warming. I’m a skeptic on claims that man is causing global warming, but I’m also skeptical of claims that man isn’t causing global warming. Regardless, why the double standards regarding what is evidence in support of man-made global warming and what is evidence in opposition to it?

JamVet

July 10th, 2012
8:20 pm

Cat,

Me: “ALL of the civilized countries on the planet are in agreement. Every last one the last time I looked. What part of that FACT constantly escapes you?”

You: “When it’s not a FACT.”

But alas and alack, it is.

Unless you have some debunking (LOL at Righty!) information that countermands it…

Erwin's cat

July 10th, 2012
8:21 pm

josef – i know this goddess from Slovakia that has given me some background (insert joke)…western EU is so different…sorta colder,,, and for good reason…I know a few older Pols too

Erwin's cat

July 10th, 2012
8:23 pm

Canada for $200 Alek :)

JamVet

July 10th, 2012
8:23 pm

jonix, I have just discovered the most interesting and also disturbing information about my great grandfather, who perished in a Nazi camp in France.

I spoke with my mother about this and though I don’t feel like sharing it right this moment, I will soon enough…

TGT

July 10th, 2012
8:24 pm

How about the U.S. govt., JamVet? Did we ratify Kyoto (or any other moronic climate treaty)?(Remember, the Senate rejected it 95-0.) In fact, late last year Canada came to their senses and renounced it as well.

I’ve made no mention of any paper TaxPayer.

josef

July 10th, 2012
8:30 pm

CAT

When it comes to the Western-Eastern European divide on Jewish things, the divide is a chasm. My step grandmother was a Polish “mail order bride” brought to the US by my paternal grandfather to help him raise his brood after my natural grandmother died. She fulfilled the terms of the “contract” and, shiva sat for Granddaddy, she left for the North where there were Polish Jewish communities. My mother thought very highly of her and we were in contact with her growing up, but she never came back to the old plantation…

And?

July 10th, 2012
8:31 pm

Scroll down.

Dealing with climate change is at the bottom of the list. Interest has declined over the years.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

July 10th, 2012
8:31 pm

So what have you libs spent the last 4.5 hours doing?!
TGT has NEVER made any such claim. Good Gawd you libs need to read better.
Did we ratify Kyoto (or any other moronic climate treaty)?

Calm down, Trev.

You really wanna talk about the gay marriage/anal sex thingie that you usually spam the blogs with, doncha?

josef

July 10th, 2012
8:32 pm

ZamVet

I understand. The French angle has a great deal of interest to me and if/when you feel like sharing, I would be most interested. You can get to me via our mutual friend.

JamVet

July 10th, 2012
8:32 pm

How about the U.S. govt., JamVet?

What about it TGT?

Are you now so desperate that you actually contend that the government of the United States of America agrees with the Republican party that anthropogenic climate change is a hoax???

Nope, you stand completely alone on that absurdity

Mark, the rise in global temperatures is marked. This is not debatable.

More importantly it is also very rapid. This is also not debatable.

This past year has been part of that sustained, historic, unprecedented rise.

4,500 record highs in this country in the past 30 days.

It reached 114 degrees in western Nebraska a couple of weeks back.

No organization of any reputable consequence denies these facts. Only the Republican Party (and the North Koreans.)

josef

July 10th, 2012
8:35 pm

K’CHAK

He’s a pillow biter, too? D*mn…they’re everywhere…

They BOTH suck

July 10th, 2012
8:36 pm

“Only the Republican Party (and the North Koreans.)”

Forget politics……… that’s funny as hell

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

July 10th, 2012
8:39 pm

josef

I’d bet $5 to make $3 on it.

Erwin's cat

July 10th, 2012
8:40 pm

Jam…I’m just breakin stones….just sayin’ bro…have a cold one with me….if you and i are the worst problems we have…then we both have it made … cheers

They BOTH suck

July 10th, 2012
8:40 pm

They BOTH suck

July 10th, 2012
8:41 pm

Erwin @ 8:40

So true, dude. So true

bluecoat

July 10th, 2012
8:42 pm

crankshaft drunk with a few gear teeth missing.just saying.

They BOTH suck

July 10th, 2012
8:43 pm

Recon 0311 2533

July 10th, 2012
8:44 pm

USMC,

Eric Holder isn’t an idiot, he’s a hard left radical just like his boss.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

July 10th, 2012
8:44 pm

That IP spoofing thingie is workin’ overtime.

The more data you give the AJC IT dept. the worse off for you.

Just sayin’.

josef

July 10th, 2012
8:44 pm

K’chak

Me, too…

bman

July 10th, 2012
8:44 pm

Tough topic !!

j$

July 10th, 2012
8:46 pm

celebration??

Last week or the week before, the libs acted like a bunch of China men cheering at a Super Bowl game…too funny..

its a gas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9XKVTNs1g4

TGT

July 10th, 2012
8:46 pm

Yeah, what about it JamVet? Has the U.S. govt. in any official capacity (other than the emission edicts that, thankfully an unwilling Congress has limited Obama to) taken any official measures to combat AGW?

From the NYT: President Obama came into office pledging to end eight years of American inaction on climate change under President George W. Bush, and all year he has promised that the United States would lead the way toward a global agreement in Copenhagen next month to address the warming planet.

But this weekend in Singapore, Mr. Obama was forced to acknowledge that a comprehensive climate deal was beyond reach this year. Instead, he and other world leaders agreed that they would work toward a more modest interim agreement with a promise to renew work toward a binding treaty next year. (Which didn’t happen.)

The admission places Mr. Obama in the awkward position of being, at least for now, as unlikely to spearhead an international effort to combat global warming as his predecessor — if for different reasons.

4,500 record highs in this country in the past 30 days.

Yeah, and more all-time high temperature records for U.S. states in the 1930’s than any other decade. (As a previous post demonstrated.)

You really wanna talk about the gay marriage/anal sex thingie that you usually spam the blogs with, doncha?

Nice of you to remember Kam. Touched a nerve there, did I?

josef

July 10th, 2012
8:47 pm

bman

Which one? :-)

bluecoat

I’m still not sure, what IS crankshaft drunk?

independent thinker

July 10th, 2012
8:48 pm

Hey if you really want to put one of the Repub. wingnuts over the edge talk about one of the root causes of global warming -worldwide overpopulation and the need for worldwide birth control like practiced in China.US population went from 76 milion in 1900 to 151 million in 1950 and 308 million in 2010. At that rate we will be up to 600 million by 2055. No prolem according to the right.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

July 10th, 2012
8:48 pm

Nice of you to remember Kam. Touched a nerve there, did I?

I wish.

Boringly monogamous and hetero.

Reality check

July 10th, 2012
8:49 pm

In 2010, Americans from throughout the country elected 17 Republican governors to various states throughout the nation. Since those governors were inaugurated in January 2011, every single one of those states has seen a decrease in their unemployment rates. “The average drop in the unemployment rate in these states was 1.35%, compared to the national decline of .9%, which means, according to the analysis, that the job market in these Republican states is improving 50% faster than the national rate.”

States that elected Democrat governors saw their rates either increase (like New York) or decrease at a rate close to the national average … nowhere near as fast as those states that elected Republican governors.

getalife

July 10th, 2012
8:49 pm

New sheriiff in town said no cheating gop.

No poll tax cons.

They BOTH suck

July 10th, 2012
8:49 pm

Keep Up the Good Fight!

July 10th, 2012
8:51 pm

ooh are we talking about that sex with beasts yet….. I think I found a great unicorn

Ninja

July 10th, 2012
8:51 pm

At least the man is proposing a debate you could actually have in reality, instead of living in Never-Never Land. But I would highly doubt letting the “free market” work its vulturous magic would be the answer. Sadly, that was known hundreds of years ago but has now been forgotten.

They BOTH suck

July 10th, 2012
8:51 pm

Reality check

was the employment rate already going down before they took office or after?

Please know the correct answer or I will blast your a$$ out of the water.

That tired talking point you have been brainwashed his week as birther material

josef

July 10th, 2012
8:52 pm

REALITY CHECK

And which analysis are you quoting from?

JamVet

July 10th, 2012
8:54 pm

Yeah, what about it JamVet?

Yes, what indeed.

The US government has NEVER agreed with the neocons that ACC is a hoax.

Hell, to his credit, even GWB acknowledged the truth.

Isn’t it time that you did?

The past decade was the hottest recorded, part of an unequivocal pattern of warming dating back 50 years, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report declared on Wednesday.

The annual “State of the Climate” report drew on the findings more than 300 climate scientists in 48 countries who measured 10 separate planetwide features, including air and sea temperatures, humidity, Arctic sea ice, glaciers, and spring snow cover in the Northern hemisphere.

According to the report, each decade since the 1980s has been progressively warmer than the last, with an average warming of about one-fifth of a degree Fahrenheit per decade.

“The temperature increase of one degree Fahrenheit over the past 50 years may seem small, but it has already altered our planet,” said Deke Arndt, co-editor of the report and chief of the Climate Monitoring Branch of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center. “Glaciers and sea ice are melting, heavy rainfall is intensifying and heat waves are more common.”

The report also suggests that more than 90 percent of the warming over the past 50 years may have gone into the oceans.

Time to stop playing silly games and get on board. Your hatred for all things liberal is not a good enough reason to keep playing them…

josef

July 10th, 2012
8:54 pm

GOOD FIGHT

Whoah! I just keep learning sh*t here tonight…I know one thing, she’s got a drag queen friend somewhere :-)

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

July 10th, 2012
8:55 pm

Keep

That is SO WRONG on so many levels.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Brosephus™

July 10th, 2012
8:55 pm

Reality check

According to the GOP presidential candidate, the country is not improving, so it appears that somebody’s not telling the complete truth. Is it the governors who are trying to show how their states are improving, or is it the candidate who’s campaign depends on painting the current president as ineffective?

JamVet

July 10th, 2012
8:56 pm

Reality check,

US unemployment rate – 8.1%

Georgia unemployment rate – 9%

Sucks to be us, huh?

They BOTH suck

July 10th, 2012
8:56 pm

Reality

You ready to come back to reality or do you wish to stand on your talking point?

Let me know now

Brosephus™

July 10th, 2012
8:58 pm

They BOTH

I think I’m gonna play the mindless idiot here one day. It must be fun based on the number of people who join in everyday. :)

They BOTH suck

July 10th, 2012
8:58 pm

Reality

I’m waiting for your bs, so I can post REALITY.

Come one

The truth will set you free

Be a man

JamVet

July 10th, 2012
9:00 pm

independent thinker, by 2050 there will be about 9.3 billion people on this planet.

Nearly 90% of the world’s rain forests will be completely wiped out.

Most of the US will be like August in Arizona.

But according to the scientific experts in the GOP it is sheer hubris to to dare think that we can have any effect on this planet.

TGT

July 10th, 2012
9:02 pm

JamVet: Half or more of the U.S. govt. has always agreed with us “neocons” on AGW, and the mere fact that you can’t point to a climate treaty is clear evidence of that.

They BOTH suck

July 10th, 2012
9:02 pm

Bro

I hear ya. FACT is that in all the states they tout, every single one was already experiencing a decrease in the unemployment rate from the highs of the recession before the Republican took office.

Not saying that any given Republican hasn’t helped but there isn’t one state that Reality mentions that wasn’t already seeing progress.

I’m not the best or smartest dude on the blog, but my tolerance for the willingly ignorant is very little

JamVet

July 10th, 2012
9:02 pm

Good day today. A BIG sale and another nice job lined up too.

Thanks, President Messiah! LOL!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WCFUGCOLLU

They BOTH suck

July 10th, 2012
9:03 pm

I figured as much

Like the Flock of Seagulls, Reality “ran so far away”

G Mare

July 10th, 2012
9:03 pm

Okay, way off topic. To all of you who commiserated, often hilariously, re my car problems the other night: the culprit is the alternator. Fortunately, this is not a mega expensive fix. I really appreciate all of the input. It underscores for me that while many of us have our political (religious?) differences, we seem to be, at heart, caring, compassionate people, willing to jump in when needed. That sums up for me what I have always believed: we are, as Americans, willing to go to bat for the “least among us”, no matter who the “least” might be.

Okay, off the soapbox for now; I need a refill. :)

j$

July 10th, 2012
9:04 pm

I worry about the rain forest sometimes, Jam, but 90% will not be gone by 2050 unless a metor strikes the earth…

People worry too much.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

July 10th, 2012
9:05 pm

Brosephus, a few thoughts to help pull off your “mindless idiot” day….. start off with numbering your point (Point 1…Point 2) and then follow up with “Brostrike” and refer to yourself in the 3d person. But really I dont think you’ll pull it off without a temporary lobotomy.

j$

July 10th, 2012
9:05 pm

They BOTH suck

July 10th, 2012
9:05 pm

JamVet

July 10th, 2012
9:07 pm

TGT,

EPA’s Center for Corporate Climate Leadership serves as a resource center for all companies looking to expand their work in the area of GHG measurement and management. The Center will help to establish norms of climate leadership by encouraging companies with emerging climate objectives to identify and achieve cost-effective GHG emission reductions, while helping more advanced companies build their climate leadership activities into their supply chains and beyond.

As part of this commitment and in partnership with three non-profit organizations—The Climate Registry (The Registry), the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), and the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO)—EPA is co-sponsoring the Climate Leadership Awards (CLA), a national awards program to recognize exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in response to climate change. The Climate Leadership Awards serve as a cornerstone of the new Center, alongside activities such as providing GHG management tools and technical resources for companies of all types and working with other federal agencies to help reduce the U.S. government’s climate impacts.

In addition, the Center for Corporate Climate Leadership will continue to support the Federal Supplier Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Pilot with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to assist small federal contractors measure and reduce their GHG emissions. This pilot program will continue through 2013.

Browse around and let me know all of the egregious errors you find, OK?

http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/

Erwin's cat

July 10th, 2012
9:07 pm

crankshaft drunk is snake eyes on google…i got nothin’…again

Recon 0311 2533

July 10th, 2012
9:07 pm

Obama’s presidency was the result of a perfect storm. The country suffered from Bush fatigue associated with prolonged wars, a president who showed too often his own fatigue and a collapsing economy that had been in the making over several previous administrations. Couple that with an attractive candidate who appealed to voters and in particular young voters who saw history in the making electing the country’s first black president and of course black voters who were understandably excited to elect a black president. Fast forward to today and you see a president seeking a second term based on an unsuccessful first term and more importantly a president who has clearly been projecting a radical far left agenda. It’s the latter that will be his undoing in November.

jeff

July 10th, 2012
9:07 pm

I wish just once I could get stuck in an elevator with Bookman… He would be given an attitude adjustment…

Brosephus™

July 10th, 2012
9:10 pm

Keep

What’chu talkin’ bout??? Brosephus is the shizznitt!!!

:)

They BOTH suck

July 10th, 2012
9:11 pm

Recon

Don’t forget the 5 million emails that some how were deleted even from the mainframe and the usage of personal email for federal government business which is illegal

If you are going to tell it. Tell it all brother. Do not down play the man you voted for not once but twice

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

July 10th, 2012
9:11 pm

betty

Numerous thunderstorms in the area.

Beware of falling Kansas farmhouses.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiH9yXKSMVM

JamVet

July 10th, 2012
9:11 pm

Hiya j$.

We are losing Earth’s greatest biological treasures just as we are beginning to appreciate their true value. Rainforests once covered 14% of the earth’s land surface; now they cover a mere 6% and experts estimate that the last remaining rainforests could be consumed in less than 40 years. One and one-half acres of rainforest are lost every second.

BOTH, I absolutely wore out that LP…

And man, who didn’t love singing that Whoaohohohohoa part in that song?!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXsYb_m1Btw

They BOTH suck

July 10th, 2012
9:12 pm

Bro

I bought in today, but I did have my broker instill a stop loss. Can’t have you falling out of favor on a day I’m not paying attention and it all bottoms out

:-)

josef

July 10th, 2012
9:14 pm

jeff

Just make sure you take a pillow…you may need it…

CAT

That crankshaft drunk one didn’t get me anywhere on google either…must admit, I do like the sound of it…don’t wanna use it til I know what it means, though…

getalife

July 10th, 2012
9:14 pm

“GOP Strategist: Party Needs To Be Less Old, White And Fat,”

Ed is funny but he knows they can’t win with just the cons.

They BOTH suck

July 10th, 2012
9:15 pm

Shucks

Reality didn’t want to play the factual game after he posted his bs about Repub Governors.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

They BOTH suck

July 10th, 2012
9:15 pm

Vinny

July 10th, 2012
9:16 pm

Oh Jay, you poor butterfly. Global warming again?

Tell you what – why don’t you print an article about a fellow bedwetting liberal like yourself that does not believe in global warming.

You’re an idiot.

JamVet

July 10th, 2012
9:16 pm

He would be given an attitude adjustment…

Huge LOL.

What would you do, Jeff? Bite his ankles?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8np54vddgu4

They BOTH suck

July 10th, 2012
9:17 pm

Recon

What are the chances all this happened?

Dial up the excuse my friend, dial them up

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_White_House_email_controversy

But he meant well, right?