Whether you read and trusted all the polls, which were correct, or you told conservatives for years that they were on a losing road, you should be able to revel in being correct. Bruce Bartlett takes the opportunity to detail his long falling-out with his fellow conservatives.
I know that it’s unattractive and bad form to say “I told you so” when one’s advice was ignored yet ultimately proved correct. But in the wake of the Republican election debacle, it’s essential that conservatives undertake a clear-eyed assessment of who on their side was right and who was wrong. Those who were wrong should be purged and ignored; those who were right, especially those who inflicted maximum discomfort on movement conservatives in being right, ought to get credit for it and become regular reading for them once again.
Wake up people! Owning a part of the major banks in America is not a bad thing. We could make a profit while solving a problem.
That’s Herman Cain, firebrand candidate for the GOP presidential nomination, defending TARP a few years ago. Lately, he’s been making a reputation for himself by saying crazy things in a way that makes them sound like common sense. I hope his followers forgive him for once holding a measured and reasonable position.
From David Weigel
Last year, I was amused by John Boehner’s Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act. But now that the Republicans are in the majority, they’re really giving up the subtlety with their bill to repeal Health Care Reform, which is called the Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act.
Which Republicans most want Sarah Palin for President? The answer is not surprising:
Via The Daily Dish.
Peter Suderman at Reason ruminates on Senate Republicans’ promise to cut the deficit, given that they don’t seem to have any ideas for how to cut the deficit.
Can’t they just cut all the socialism? You know, just cut out all the socialism that we’ve got now, and that should be pretty good, right? That and earmarks. Yeah, that should do it.
Republican vampire Jonathon Sharkey has issued a challenge to Robert Pattinson.
I hope you will print this response to The Hollywood Reporter’s story that Twilight Vampyre Wannabe Robert Pattinson is related to Vlad Tepes Dracula.
Personally if that boy thinks he’s from Vlad’s bloodline, then let him prove it, in the way Vlad would… On a field of battle! As the US Secret Service will attest, I am Vlad to the bone. Unlike Pattinson, I am a warrior and a true Vampyre.
If he truly wants to prove his Vlad heritage, then I challenge him to face me on a field of battle. Let see which one of us is “VLAD TO THE BONE!” Not a Hollywood pretty boy!
Jonathon “The Impaler” Sharkey (R)
Rosanna Pulido has spent a lot of time commenting on Free Republic, saying that Mexican immigrants are the “new Ku Klux Klan with a tan” and that Muslims praying to Mecca look like “my dog, smelling buts”. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele says his party is going to launch an "off the hook" public relations campaign that will update the GOP’s image by translating it to "urban-suburban hip-hop settings."
Wow, these guys better hope Obama screws up bad. Otherwise, they are doomed.