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2013-04-21 02:07:28 PM  

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"The f*ck are you tawkin' about, subby? Fact is, most 'mercans want f*ckin' background checks. It's kind of a popular ting right now."

 
2013-04-21 02:16:29 PM  
I'm guessing the diet plan his handlers set for him didn't work out and they've told him he's unelectable unless he takes off the tonnage.
 
2013-04-21 02:20:06 PM  
It's looking more and more like we're going to be able to announced the exact time of death of the Republican Party - the minute that Chris Christie announces he is withdrawing himself from the GOP Primaries and will not be seeking the Republican nomination for President of the United States.
 
2013-04-21 02:23:21 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I'm guessing the diet plan his handlers set for him didn't work out and they've told him he's unelectable unless he takes off the tonnage.


assets.nydailynews.com
"Helloooo... William Howard f*ckin' Taft? Does that ring a bell? That f*cker was so fat he got stuck in the White House bathtub!"

 
2013-04-21 02:27:06 PM  

abcnews.go.com
"On top of that, you folks should love a President like Taft. He once said, 'the longer I am President, the less of a party man I seem to become.' I mean, I gotta have a party to run for President, and the Dems won't have me with my track record of business interests. But I can get sh*t done."

 
2013-04-21 02:29:40 PM  

ox45tallboy: [images.politico.com image 400x218]
"The f*ck are you tawkin' about, subby? Fact is, most 'mercans want f*ckin' background checks. It's kind of a popular ting right now."


Oh, yeah. Very popular with the general public, myself included.

Problem is it's anathema to the people who will vote in the GOP primaries in three years from now.

Look at it this way: think of how popular Wendy's Baconator is among Americans at large, and compare that to how popular it is among vegans. Background checks are the Baconator and GOP primary voters are the vegans.
 
2013-04-21 02:32:17 PM  

Techhell: It's looking more and more like we're going to be able to announced the exact time of death of the Republican Party - the minute that Chris Christie announces he is withdrawing himself from the GOP Primaries and will not be seeking the Republican nomination for President of the United States.


msnbctv.files.wordpress.com
"Look, I seek a lot of things. Mainly because I'm a big guy and I can't see if I'm standing on them or not. But the primaries are a couple of years away, and who knows what the hell might happen. In the meantime, I got a f*ckin' state to run."

 
2013-04-21 02:36:35 PM  

King Something: Problem is it's anathema to the people who will vote in the GOP primaries in three years from now.


static2.businessinsider.com
"You know what else will be anathema to the f*ckin' tea party in three years? A f*ckin' pulse. Seriously. They're f*ckin' droppin' like flies. The GOP is going to reinvent themselves for a younger audience, and they need someone remotely rational that still holds with the basic idea of putting business above the common man, because business will eventually benefit the common man."

 
2013-04-21 02:36:43 PM  
I can understand his desire to see .50 caliber rifles banned, given the substantial number of high-profile criminal acts committed with them, that I cannot recall but that I am certain that someone will reference very soon.
 
2013-04-21 02:40:46 PM  

King Something: Look at it this way: think of how popular Wendy's Baconator is among Americans at large, and compare that to how popular it is among vegans. Background checks are the Baconator and GOP primary voters are the vegans.


i1.wp.com
"And that's why I don't say anyting about runnin' right now. Ting is, the vegans don't get proper nutrition, so in tree years dey're gonna be too weak to pull a voting lever. Dey're strong now, so I don't oppose 'em. In tree years, the Repubs will be lookin' for a leader, and all the Dems are gonna remember is dat hug wit' Obama. It's a win-win."

 
2013-04-21 02:45:10 PM  

King Something: ox45tallboy: [images.politico.com image 400x218]
"The f*ck are you tawkin' about, subby? Fact is, most 'mercans want f*ckin' background checks. It's kind of a popular ting right now."

Oh, yeah. Very popular with the general public, myself included.

Problem is it's anathema to the people who will vote in the GOP primaries in three years from now.

Look at it this way: think of how popular Wendy's Baconator is among Americans at large, and compare that to how popular it is among vegans. Background checks are the Baconator and GOP primary voters are the vegans.


Over 90% of Americans eat the Baconator on a regular basis?

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-21 02:49:56 PM  

Dimensio: I can understand his desire to see .50 caliber rifles banned, given the substantial number of high-profile criminal acts committed with them, that I cannot recall but that I am certain that someone will reference very soon.


nicedeb.files.wordpress.com
"See, you don't understand politics. It's a f*ckin' red herring. I don't give two sh*ts about f*ckin' .50-caliber rifles. But when the gun lobby demands I take it out, den I can demand something from dem. Dat's f*ckin' Obama's problem - he goes to 'em with the compromise in hand and dey take dat as the startin' point for negotiations. You see where it gets him."

 
2013-04-21 02:54:40 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I'm guessing the diet plan his handlers set for him didn't work out and they've told him he's unelectable unless he takes off the tonnage.


Taft didn't have to be President on television.
 
2013-04-21 02:55:42 PM  

ariseatex: Over 90% of Americans eat the Baconator on a regular basis?


www.bet.com
"I tink the analogy carries when you realize dat less than 10% of Americans don't eat meat."

 
2013-04-21 03:01:41 PM  

ManateeGag: Taft didn't have to be President on television.


media.nj.com
"Actually, you've got a point. So I talked to my people, and we've got a solution:"

cdn.breitbart.com
"Really big podiums!"

 
2013-04-21 03:22:43 PM  

Dimensio: I can understand his desire to see .50 caliber rifles banned, given the substantial number of high-profile criminal acts committed with them, that I cannot recall but that I am certain that someone will reference very soon.


I can understand his desire to see .50 caliber rifles banned.  Anything smaller isn't powerful enough to launch the harpoons needed to pierce his thick outer layers of protective insulating blubber and lodge in the muscle below.  If he manages to ban the .50 cal, Ahab and the crew of the Pequod will be powerless against him.
 
2013-04-21 03:36:01 PM  
It's gonna be Bush v. Clinton  *sigh*
 
2013-04-21 03:43:10 PM  
His position actually seems reasonable on gun control, and I like that he ties in additional mental health care with it.

Christie is still on the 'wrong' side of a few key issues for me to consider him (i.e.he's pretty pro-life, anti-gay marriage, anti-marijuana legalization, pro school vouchers, and anti-PBS) but he's far less derpy than a lot of other current republicans.

He could potentially be a legitimate contender for the presidency if he ran as an independent.
 
2013-04-21 03:44:02 PM  

FloydA: If he manages to ban the .50 cal, Ahab and the crew of the Pequod will be powerless against him.


www.oldgospelstory.com
"He hath consorted with Obama, and now wishes to mandate background checks. This shall not stand!"

 
2013-04-21 03:50:27 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Christie is still on the 'wrong' side of a few key issues for me to consider him (i.e.he's pretty pro-life, anti-gay marriage, anti-marijuana legalization, pro school vouchers, and anti-PBS) but he's far less derpy than a lot of other current republicans.


i.i.com.com
"You sir, you understand the GOP. See, you've just rattled off FIVE things you disagree with me on, at least three of which are pretty major issues, but you're willing to consider me because I'm still, even though you disagree with me, 'less derpy' than others."

media.salon.com
"I mean, don't get me wrong, I'd appreciate your vote, but how f*ckin' hard is it to be less derpy than Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, or Michelle Bachmann?"

 
2013-04-21 04:14:04 PM  
Christy is definitely out then. May not even run. Too early to be talking about who the 2016 nomination will really be, I suppose, but Christy looks to be out.

And talk radio is trying to take down Rubio over his immigration stance.

//though it looks like Republicans are arriving at an "out" on immigration reform
//and it's by using the Boston Marathon bombing
//no - really
 
2013-04-21 04:21:54 PM  
The neanderthals in the Republican Party will barely remember this by the time primaries start.
 
2013-04-21 04:29:49 PM  
As derpy as the GOP primary gets, they settled on the guy who was probably most palatable in a general election in 2012. In 2016, if they do that again, it could be Christie, and this type of move/stance could help him in the general. He may be playing the long game and, hell, maybe it'll work out for him.
 
2013-04-21 04:32:22 PM  

tallguywithglasseson: Christy is definitely out then. May not even run. Too early to be talking about who the 2016 nomination will really be, I suppose, but Christy looks to be out.

And talk radio is trying to take down Rubio over his immigration stance.

//though it looks like Republicans are arriving at an "out" on immigration reform
//and it's by using the Boston Marathon bombing
//no - really


From your link: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) also warned that "radical Islamists" were "being trained to come in and act like Hispanics."

photos1.blogger.com

 
2013-04-21 04:35:47 PM  
Christie...errr... ox45 is on a roll! He's already got the educated "conservative" in his corner. Of course, this only puts them on par with a high school liberal...
 
2013-04-21 04:38:18 PM  

Sock Ruh Tease: The neanderthals in the Republican Party will barely remember this by the time primaries start.


Of course not. But all his opponents need to do is trot out this picture:

images.sodahead.com



Of course, that picture would be one of his biggest assets in the general election.
 
2013-04-21 04:45:24 PM  

ox45tallboy: ManateeGag: Taft didn't have to be President on television.

[media.nj.com image 400x340]
"Actually, you've got a point. So I talked to my people, and we've got a solution:"

[cdn.breitbart.com image 400x267]
"Really big podiums!"


I picture you as Josh from The West Wing.  Too whimsical to be Tobey,
 
2013-04-21 05:08:09 PM  
ox45tallboyowns another politics thread
 
2013-04-21 05:27:33 PM  
The proposal calls for expanding government-funded mental health treatment, requiring parental sign-off before minors can buy or rent violent video games and mandating would-be gun owners show government-issued IDs.

People still rent video games? Not sure if controlling virtual guns amounts to any form of actual gun control but more monies for mental health care and needing ID to buy a gun makes sense to me.
 
2013-04-21 05:38:14 PM  

Altair: ox45tallboyowns spams another politics thread


FTFY

Hey, it's OK to pop off a few, but you are wearing it the fark out, hardcore.

He's unelectable because he didn't toe the line. Such is the nature of party politics right now. It'll neutralize eventually, but that's a ways down the road, and it certainly won't be in time for 2016. The Republicans will trot out another hard right-winger, he'll be beaten, and this will repeat until such time as they get it through their heads that they are not what the American people want. Christie is their best hope, and they wouldn;t dare nominate him. Sad.
 
2013-04-21 05:40:46 PM  

quatchi: more monies for mental health care and needing ID to buy a gun makes sense to me.


www.terrylinhart.com
FAIL

 
2013-04-21 05:40:58 PM  

ox45tallboy: Sock Ruh Tease: The neanderthals in the Republican Party will barely remember this by the time primaries start.

Of course not. But all his opponents need to do is trot out this picture:

[images.sodahead.com image 350x249]

Of course, that picture would be one of his biggest assets in the general election.


At the rate he is going, he'll probably be running in the democratic primaries in 2016.
 
2013-04-21 05:53:06 PM  

ox45tallboy: quatchi: more monies for mental health care and needing ID to buy a gun makes sense to me.

[www.terrylinhart.com image 175x241]
FAIL


Is that a basic fail?
 
2013-04-21 05:54:53 PM  

dletter: ox45tallboy: Sock Ruh Tease: The neanderthals in the Republican Party will barely remember this by the time primaries start.

Of course not. But all his opponents need to do is trot out this picture:

[images.sodahead.com image 350x249]

Of course, that picture would be one of his biggest assets in the general election.

At the rate he is going, he'll probably be running in the democratic primaries in 2016.


Sometimes I wonder if the GOP is just playing the part of ridiculous out of touch coots as part of a bigger plan.  The further right they go, the further right the Democrats have gone to fill the void and scoop up the moderates.   Many of Obama's policies and views would have fit right in with the Republican party from ten years ago.

Because the GOP has gone so hardcore fundamentalist crazy there hasn't been a need for the Democrats to appeal to the hard left, and we've given up or taken bad compromises on things like Medicare for all and the public option, higher tax rates for the extremely wealthy, cutting defense spending/getting out of dumb wars/demilitarization, and corporate/big business reform to protect the interests of both non-executive employees and consumers.

Maybe I'm being paranoid, but it seems that as the GOP continues to redefine how far to the right you have to be to get called whackadoo, they've moved the middle, and thus the moderate position, a lot closer to the right as well.
 
2013-04-21 06:06:45 PM  

Donnchadha: ox45tallboy: quatchi: more monies for mental health care and needing ID to buy a gun makes sense to me.

[www.terrylinhart.com image 175x241]
FAIL

Is that a basic fail?


abcnews.go.com
"Okay, now that was just silly."

 
2013-04-21 06:09:05 PM  

dletter: At the rate he is going, he'll probably be running in the democratic primaries in 2016


images.businessweek.com
"Ummm... excuse me? Hello?"

 
2013-04-21 06:17:45 PM  

ox45tallboy: quatchi: more monies for mental health care and needing ID to buy a gun makes sense to me.

[www.terrylinhart.com image 175x241]
FAIL


Well, he certainly FAILs the current GOP litmus test (despite being in line with 85% to 90% of the population) but what tells you that by 2016 the party won't have rejected and thrown off those ideological straitjackets and be ready to welcome a relatively moderate GOP guy like CC as a national Candidate?

/You know, other than all past experience, all current available indicators, the contents of FW: FW: emails, RW media whargarbl, common sense and stuff.
 
2013-04-21 06:21:48 PM  

ox45tallboy: Donnchadha: ox45tallboy: quatchi: more monies for mental health care and needing ID to buy a gun makes sense to me.

[www.terrylinhart.com image 175x241]
FAIL

Is that a basic fail?

[abcnews.go.com image 400x229]
"Okay, now that was just silly."


You're getting entirely too much fun out of this. And I love it! Laugh with the fat guy!
 
2013-04-21 06:25:18 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Sometimes I wonder if the GOP is just playing the part of ridiculous out of touch coots as part of a bigger plan. The further right they go, the further right the Democrats have gone to fill the void and scoop up the moderates. Many of Obama's policies and views would have fit right in with the Republican party from ten years ago.


static3.businessinsider.com
"Yeah. Clever, huh?"



TuteTibiImperes: Because the GOP has gone so hardcore fundamentalist crazy there hasn't been a need for the Democrats to appeal to the hard left, and we've given up or taken bad compromises on things like Medicare for all and the public option, higher tax rates for the extremely wealthy, cutting defense spending/getting out of dumb wars/demilitarization, and corporate/big business reform to protect the interests of both non-executive employees and consumers.


cache.gawker.com
"Damn, I'm good!"



TuteTibiImperes: Maybe I'm being paranoid, but it seems that as the GOP continues to redefine how far to the right you have to be to get called whackadoo, they've moved the middle, and thus the moderate position, a lot closer to the right as well.

talkingpointsmemo.com
"And this surprises you? You lefties are too busy worrying about gay marriage and legal pot. We handle the important sh*t while the Dems think a victory is when is a woman doesn't get a wand in her hoo-ha before an abortion."

 
2013-04-21 06:29:11 PM  

quatchi: Well, he certainly FAILs the current GOP litmus test (despite being in line with 85% to 90% of the population) but what tells you that by 2016 the party won't have rejected and thrown off those ideological straitjackets and be ready to welcome a relatively moderate GOP guy like CC as a national Candidate?


crooksandliars.com
"I say so, that's what."

 
2013-04-21 06:40:17 PM  
ox45tallboy: "I say so, that's what."

Ooh, never seen that pic before.

That just moved Grover one notch up in my top ten "most punchable faces in the GOP" list to number three just below Paul Ryan and moving Mitch McConnell back down to four.

/Dick Cheney retains his top spot for the 10th year in a row.
 
2013-04-21 06:47:21 PM  

ox45tallboy: "And this surprises you? You lefties are too busy worrying about gay marriage and legal pot. We handle the important sh*t while the Dems think a victory is when is a woman doesn't get a wand in her hoo-ha before an abortion."


THIS is a particularly disheartening reality.
 
2013-04-21 06:56:59 PM  

Silly Jesus: Gun owners have to show government issued ID's?  I've been informed by liberals that no African Americans have government issued ID's and this would therefore impose an undue burden on them being able to purchase a weapon.


So you're saying they shouldn't have to show an ID to vote or that they should to buy a firearm?
 
2013-04-21 06:58:21 PM  

Silly Jesus: Gun owners have to show government issued ID's?  I've been informed by liberals that no African Americans have government issued ID's and this would therefore impose an undue burden on them being able to purchase a weapon.

JIM CROW!!!

RACISMS!!!


You also have to show ID when you buy a car.

Guns kill people. Cars kill people. Votes? Not so much*.

/*Offer not valid for anyone who voted for Bush in 2000 or 2004.
 
2013-04-21 07:06:09 PM  

doyner: ox45tallboy: "And this surprises you? You lefties are too busy worrying about gay marriage and legal pot. We handle the important sh*t while the Dems think a victory is when is a woman doesn't get a wand in her hoo-ha before an abortion."

THIS is a particularly disheartening reality.


snooperreport.com
"See, you libs will get your precious gay marriage. Who the f*ck cares in the long run? But while all that's going on, we're going to protect the business of gun manufacturers, and the business of war. It's what we do. You libs will feel like you've accomplished something along the lines of Martin Luther King Jr once two guys can get married, and in the meantime every single business that has to do with killing people will see their profits tripled."

 
2013-04-21 07:07:41 PM  
GOP logic on guns.

Because better gun regulations would only decrease and not stop all gun crimes there is no point to doing anything.

Criminals don't obey laws so there's no point in writing new ones or enforcing existing ones.

Hurr.
 
2013-04-21 07:09:59 PM  

Silly Jesus: We'll make sure that they don't get guns because they will submit to background checks and obtain their weapons through legal channels.


REPEAL ALL LAWS!!!!!

Excellent argument.
 
2013-04-21 07:10:11 PM  

Silly Jesus: Liberal logic on gun control...


cdn.ph.upi.com
"Get that crap out of my thread or I will eat you. I'm on the rational side of this debate."

 
2013-04-21 07:11:49 PM  

quatchi: GOP logic on guns.

Because better gun regulations would only decrease and not stop all gun crimes there is no point to doing anything.

Criminals don't obey laws so there's no point in writing new ones or enforcing existing ones.

Hurr.


Neither of those are true and you know it. In fact, the very organization you almost certainly decry, the NRA, states specifically that the current laws should be enforced vigorously. There are quite literally thousands of gun laws in this country.

Also, if universal background checks are something that democrats want to pass, they might consider not appending things onto the bill that are guaranteed to kill it. If the bill had been background checks and nothing else it would have passed in a walk.
 
2013-04-21 07:15:02 PM  

Silly Jesus: quatchi: GOP logic on guns.

Because better gun regulations would only decrease and not stop all gun crimes there is no point to doing anything.

Criminals don't obey laws so there's no point in writing new ones or enforcing existing ones.

Hurr.

Citation?


www.theblaze.com
"You want a citation? How about every other f*cking country on the planet that has tougher gun laws than the United States has less f*cking gun violence. How about that?"

 
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