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Latham Stronger Than King For GOP in IA

If you need more evidence of what a disaster a Steve King nomination will be in Iowa, check out the electability numbers between King and Tom Latham in a new poll from Public Policy Polling.

US SENATE – IOWA (PPP)
Bruce Braley (D) 49%
Steve King (R) 38%

Chet Culver (D) 48%
Steve King (R) 41%

Dave Loebsack (D) 47%
Steve King (R) 40%

Tom Vilsack (D) 49%
Steve King (R) 39%

Bruce Braley (D) 44%
Kim Reynolds (R) 37%

Chet Culver (D) 42%
Kim Reynolds (R) 41%

Dave Loebsack (D) 41%
Kim Reynolds (R) 39%

Tom Vilsack (D) 46%
Kim Reynolds (R) 38%

Bruce Braley (D) 44%
Tom Latham (R) 41%

Tom Latham (R) 45%
Chet Culver (D) 41%

Tom Latham (R) 43%
Dave Loebsack (D) 40%

Tom Vilsack (D) 46%
Tom Latham (R) 42%

Bruce Braley (D) 51%
Bob Vander Plaats (R) 33%

Chet Culver (D) 50%
Bob Vander Plaats (R) 36%

Dave Loebsack (D) 49%
Bob Vander Plaats (R) 34%

Tom Vilsack (D) 52%
Bob Vander Plaats (R) 35%

So clearly this general Election poll shows Tom Latham as a much more preferable candidate for the Republicans if they want to actually win the election. So who do the primary voters in Iowa want as their nominee?

US SENATE – IOWA – GOP PRIMARY (PPP)
Steve King 41%
Tom Latham 22%
Kim Reynolds 10%
Bob Vander Plaats 9%

In a straight up match up with Latham, King actually hits 50% among Republican primary voters. This poll was done February 1-3 among 846 registered voters and 326 primary voters.

Posted by Dave at 5:21 pm
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356 Responses to “Latham Stronger Than King For GOP in IA”

  1. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    KING!

  2. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Thread rule:

    Internet tough guys not allowed!

  3. little j jason says:

    Then where can I post? :(

  4. Brandon says:

    Party of stupid.

  5. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    It is pretty funny. Every single person seems to agree that Steve King will lose the general election, yet there are still fights going on.
    Weird.

  6. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Brandon,

    You say that so much, that I can’t even recall if you are a Republican or a Democrat.

  7. jason says:

    ” You pretty much agree with what Robbie said in his “original” analysis, yet you chose to quote only part of his quote, and then misinterpreted what he was saying.
    You definitely have a gift.”

    Hey moron, you should get off drugs and stop lying.

    I never quoted anything by Wobbie.

    The quote was actually by AuH2ORepublican and I just took a piece of it not to dump on him, his analysis is quite thoughtful, but just to point out that anyone that thinks King can win is deluding himself.

  8. Brandon says:

    I’m a Republican that hates to see the party overrun by backwards thinking morons.

  9. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    AuH2ORepublican says:
    February 5, 2013 at 2:11 pm
    “I guess Republican voters are hell bent on throwing away yet another winnable US Senate seat. Hopefully someday Republican primary voters will figure it out….”
    ————————

    I see that my post from last Friday (referring to an Iowa poll released last week) still applies:

    “I think you all need to walk away from the ledge. The Iowa poll was taken in January 2013 for a primary that won’t be held until June 2014! And the filing deadline isn’t until March 2014, so potential candidates have 13 freaking months to make up their minds about whether or not to run for the seat. I don’t know whether Steve King will end up running, but I bet you that a January 2013 poll showing him leading Tom Latham by 35% to 22% in the primary (among registered Republicans who, suffice it to say, are not exactly focused on who to nominate for the November 2014 Senate election) will not have any effect whatsoever on whether he runs.

    Those poll results were entirely unsurprising: Steve King is far better known in Republican circles statewide, and he genuinely is liked by Iowa Republicans (most of whom, despite what many people seem to think, are neither handwringing moderates nor anti-American Paulistinians); and Tom Latham is far less polarizing than King while being acceptable to almost all Republicans and thus is a better general-election candidate in slightly-Democrat-leaning Iowa. We’ll have to wait and see what happens, but it should be noted that a Tom Latham candidacy does not guarantee victory and a Steve King candidacy does not guarantee defeat.”

    -Ok, here is the full comment from…..AuH2O, I was wrong about it being from Robbie. I should stop drugs, and stop lying. I should also never make any honest to goodness mistakes, seeing as how are Lt Gov jason “bollings” never, ever makes mistakes. Now we know that Robbie and jason agree with each other, and that Goldielocks will not throw out guaranteed to happen statements 16 months before a primary. I’ll let the rest of you decide if jason is not dumping on Goldie by calling him delusional, since Goldie did give King SOME chance to actually win.

  10. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Brandon says:
    February 5, 2013 at 5:54 pm
    I’m a Republican that hates to see the party overrun by backwards thinking morons.

    -John Kasich looks like he will agree to set up the Obamacare exchange. Should that be considered forward thinking, or backward thinking???

  11. Waingro says:

    These King general election numbers is most likely agenda polling from PPP too, since he doesn’t look TOO far behind the Dems.

    Put Iowa down as a non flip.

  12. Brandon says:

    Backwards thinking was more towards the people obsessed with contraception.

  13. W. PA Observer says:

    Interesting how different the Wenzel primary and the PPP primary numbers are- I presume they want King to run. Frankly, I don’t see how a 43-35 head to head lead is “crushing”. With some name recognition it is surmountable. It’s also possible King just doesn’t run and aims for a chairmanship in the House.

  14. Waingro says:

    #10, it’s called pandering and CYA’ing with an election in less than 2 years.

    The feds pay the CrappyCare exchange bills for at least 3 years….JUST enough time to get him into his second term.

    Shameful and unprincipled.

  15. jason says:

    Wow, you have to read about 1,000 words to find out NYC is admitting to making a mistake.

    8)

  16. Waingro says:

    #13, right see my post above. It’s early agenda polling from Tommy. He wants King to think he has a chance and run.

  17. W. PA Observer says:

    Oddly enough- PPP’s national poll has Obama’s approval rating down at 49-48. And the generic ballot tied at 45 between Congressional R’s and Dems – while people consider the NRA’s endorsement a negative won (pluralities in both- to about 40% it makes no difference) yet in other pollster polling the NRA’s approval rating is over 50%.

  18. W. PA Observer says:

    16- I presume King can do his own internal polling.

  19. jason says:

    ” Now we know that Robbie and jason agree with each other,”

    I think NYC will have a hard time convincing anyone that Wobbie Troll and I are a team.

    However, if Wobbie did say King is a loser in a GE I would agree with him.

    Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in awhile.

  20. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Brandon says:
    February 5, 2013 at 6:04 pm
    Backwards thinking was more towards the people obsessed with contraception.

    -Ok, but then there are some who will consider Kasich backwards thinking, because he is doing something that totally goes against how he got elected in the first place. If a “radical Tea Party”-type goes and primaries his arse, who will be called names on this site??

  21. jason says:

    ” I’m a Republican that hates to see the party overrun by backwards thinking morons.”

    Don’t be so hard on NYC.

  22. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Waingro says:
    February 5, 2013 at 6:05 pm
    #10, it’s called pandering and CYA’ing with an election in less than 2 years.

    The feds pay the CrappyCare exchange bills for at least 3 years….JUST enough time to get him into his second term.

    Shameful and unprincipled.

    -I would think a site that considers itself Republican/conservative leaning would have a problem with this action by Kasich. Shall I hold my breath to see Dave Wissing make a post about it??

  23. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    jason says:
    February 5, 2013 at 6:12 pm
    ” I’m a Republican that hates to see the party overrun by backwards thinking morons.”

    Don’t be so hard on NYC.

    -I loved grade school fights. I think I’ll put a whoopi cushion under his seat.

  24. jason says:

    “L Gov jason “bollings”

    The attempt to associate me with Bollings is really bizarre.

    If you bother to research the posts, I have supported Cuccinelli from the get go and consistently labeled Bollings a horses ass for considering a third party run.

  25. jason says:

    Oh and BTW, I am a strong supporter of the Tea Party. The Tea Party, contrary to the smears, is not a social conservative movement. It’s entirely a fiscal responsibility movement. And it wasn’t founded by Ron Paul and Rand Paul is not its leader.

  26. Brandon says:

    If that person would lose a general election in Ohio, then of course I would oppose that type of primary challenge.

  27. W. PA Observer says:

    Kasich probably wants to scare off any top-flight Dems and run up the score in his reelection. Surprised to see Jan Brewer sign up for that as well.

  28. Waingro says:

    #18, you would have presumed Akin did as well.

  29. Brandon says:

    But God told Akin to run. You can’t argue with God.

  30. jason says:

    So now Kasich is a RINO too?

    Who will be the last true conservative standing?

  31. jason says:

    “You can’t argue with God.”

    I hear SusyQue gave him an earful after Obama won.

    Supposedly he is avoiding any churches SusyQue might be attending.

  32. jason says:

    North Korea releases a video depicting their attack on America.

    However, they borrowed the music from the running dog capitalists.

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4779745/north-korea-releases-video-of-missile-attack-on-america.html

  33. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    jason says:
    February 5, 2013 at 6:19 pm
    Oh and BTW, I am a strong supporter of the Tea Party. The Tea Party, contrary to the smears, is not a social conservative movement. It’s entirely a fiscal responsibility movement. And it wasn’t founded by Ron Paul and Rand Paul is not its leader.

    -It’s good to know you have been reading other people’s posts, but I have already read those posts and know this already. Thank you for repeating it though, it’s much appreciated.

  34. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    jason says:
    February 5, 2013 at 6:39 pm
    So now Kasich is a RINO too?

    Who will be the last true conservative standing?

    -I did not call Kasich a RINO, I simply asked what should the Tea Party, which you say you support, and the Republican Party in general, which is against the formation of these exchanges, do about Republican governors who are rolling over instead of fighting? Are these human beings (Kasich, Brewer, anyone!!) beyond question? Whom do you pray to at night, Governor Corbett to come and tuck you in and make everything better for you and your family??

  35. jason says:

    The Republican governors have to do what is best for their states. I don’t think Kasich or Brewer are any less conservative because they might agree to something in Obamacare. Or Rubio because he wants to find a solution for the immigration issue.

    I wish Obamacare didn’t exist. Unfortunately the Supreme Court (and the electorate) thought otherwise.

  36. jason says:

    And yes, Governor Corbett is doing a fine job in PA.

  37. jason says:

    ” but I have already read those posts and know this already”

    ” I was wrong about it being from Robbie.”

    As we have seen, you reading skills are not that great, so maybe a little repetition will be good for you

  38. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Well played, bollings.

  39. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    :)

  40. jason says:

    Tough question posed by Instapundit:

    “Who is more trustworthy, a Dominican prostitute or a New Jersey Democrat?”

  41. MD says:

    Obamacare isn’t going anywhere. As horrible as it is, as a gov you need to do the smart thing. NYCMike is just your islander now. I am conservative and only wish we had control of the senate. Then we could have choked it to death. Akin, COD eat al made that impossible. Lets repeat the mistakes though. Say it more! Say it louder! Retards.

  42. MD says:

    I go with the prostitute. Look at the Dem leaders over the last 8 years with the exception of Booker and maybe Codey.

  43. jason says:

    We have one vote for the hooker.

  44. jason says:

    I’ll go with the hooker too, MD convinced me.

  45. W. PA Observer says:

    40- Is that even a question? The prostitute at least delivers the service you pay for.

  46. MD says:

    The prostitutes are honest about their services. They screw you with full knowledge. Dem leaders in Jersey screw you without your knowledge.

  47. MD says:

    Jon Corzine and the gay American patriot.

  48. jason says:

    ” NYCMike is just your islander now.”

    Hey, this “new” strategy of dividing the party into RINOS and non-RINOs might actually work.

    Oh, wait…..

  49. jason says:

    This might be a landslide for the hooker.

  50. MD says:

    I think NYCMike should go talk to JudyThighs about Santirum in 16 . She was so sure he could win in 12. I mean, women voters would have flocked to him for their spankings.

  51. jason says:

    PPP-DKos to do a rescue poll for the NJ Democrat in 3,2,1…………..

    Ahh, here it is:

    Hooker 54%
    NJ Dem 38%
    What’s the hookers phone number 8%

    According to PPP-DKos, the NJ Dem’s situation should improve once he starts running ads.

  52. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    hookers are always better then Dems

  53. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    the O-care exchange is a result of just how hard it is to stop the impeding growth in Govt, plus what happens when you lose a winnable election and let the incubent think he has some sort of mandate (which is laughable considering he was the 1st prez to be re-elected w/ lost support since FDR’s 3rd and 4th election victories). This is what happens when you sit out elections and the other side comes out huge to protect their guy. Kasich is in a tough spot, as are all GOP Govs with this. Bottom line, O-care will come and it will suck. We could have stopped it but we lost some winnable elections and John Roberts decided to legislate from the bench. As long as we have guys like Jul in the party, it’ll be hard to advance the GOP agenda.

  54. jason says:

    I wonder if Roberts thought if he voted against Obamacare Obama would run against the SCOTUS and win the election.

    If he did, major miscalculation.

  55. jason says:

    I got this by email.

    How to scare your neighbors:

    Rename your WIFI

    “FBI SURVEILLANCE VAN #7″

  56. Tim says:

    #53:
    Well, I hate to break this to you. But, he has more of a mandate than Bush ever did. Now, you may not care for that. But, that doesn’t make it any less true.

  57. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    @56 depends your definition of mandate. Bush had 2 close elections but he won more support in 04 then he did in 00. Obama lost support compared to 08

  58. jason says:

    ” But, he has more of a mandate than Bush ever did.”

    Hahahhahah….

  59. jason says:

    Bush spent the first 4 years under a Democratic created “cloud” that he was not really elected.

    When he wiped the floor with Kerry, I would argue he had a much bigger mandate than Obama does now.

  60. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    @58 yeah that comment by Tim is certainly a “special” one to say the least

  61. Barack Obama says:

    Then by your definition, didn’t I “wipe the floor” with Romney considering I won by an even greater margin?

  62. jason says:

    But if Tim is saying the takers are now a majority, he is right.

    Obama created enough people dependent on big government to win the election, that is certainly indisputable.

  63. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    @61 I would not considering losing support in all but 6 states “wiping the floor” with an opponent when asking for re-election.

  64. jason says:

    61. Sorry, man, but you only got half the margin you got in 2008.

    If you were that popular, you would have had MORE people voting for you, not less.

  65. W. PA Observer says:

    57- Agreed on that- 11 million people who didn’t vote for George W. Bush in 2000, voted for him in 2004.

  66. jason says:

    65. Right, and according to the Democrats Bush was a Nazi and a chimp and a warmonger, extremely unpopular.

    On the other hand, Obama was supposed to be the Messiah.

    How could the chimp get 11 million more votes and the Messiah 5 million less?

  67. W. PA Observer says:

    Obama’s campaign was able to put a tourniquet on his coalition and keep enough together to win 51% of the vote.

  68. Barack Obama says:

    Because he started from a lower baseline, it’s pure math.

  69. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    O was the first since FDR in 1944 to win re-election while getting less popular votes then he did 4 years prior (the 1st since Jackson for a 2nd term). He was also the 1st to win a 2nd term w/o winning at least 1 state he lost 4 years prior (FDR even pulled this off in his 4th victory in 1944). On top of that he was the 1st to have a net loss in the popular vote and electoral college in winning a 2nd term in History. I fail to see where you would call this a mandate. And that’s not even counting the fact that he lost a majority of counties and congressional districts (something Bush did not in 04). Tim is way wrong in his claim when looking at the numbers.

  70. Barack Obama says:

    #63. Esteemed senator, would you agree or disagree with the following statement: “President Bush wiped the floor with Senator Kerry in that election.”?

  71. jason says:

    ” Because he started from a lower baseline, it’s pure math.”

    Maybe Kanadian math.

  72. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    @67 bingo; add to that a demotivated GOP base (yeah don’t get me started on how ticked I am w/ those who sat out) and a heavy D electorate

  73. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    if the Barrack Obama sock is Cory then I can rest assured in ignoring it’s pathetic points. I’ve said it many times, Canbdian opinion on US politics means nothing.

  74. jason says:

    I think “Barack Obama” is really Bob Shrum.

    “Let me be the first to call you Mr. President”.

  75. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    when you consider exit polling showed 54% support for O among those who came out to vote (it was avg at 50% in national polls on the same day), O getting 51% shows that even among those who thought he was doing a good job, some decided to vote against him

  76. Bitterlaw says:

    Who will be the last true conservative standing?

    Comment by jason

    It will be Senator Jul. He will make a stand in the Senate as 99-1 vote after vote is tallied.

  77. Bitterlaw says:

    I am 45 tody. Since I am not going to make 90, I am well past middle age.

  78. W. PA Observer says:

    Not sure how I feel on Chris Christie on Letterman- but damn, he’s good at dealing with the media. Pulling out the donuts on TV was great.

    I think he intends to run in 2016 (presuming he wins big in November). Interesting question though- if he were to lose 100-150 pounds in the next four years, would his political appeal go up or down?

  79. W. PA Observer says:

    75- Same thing with George W. Bush in 2004, his approval in the exit poll was 53% or so, and he got 51.

    Bitter, happy birthday!

  80. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    @78 1. he is very good w/ the media

    2. I think he intends to run in 2016 and I think his landslide win is a given. I really think he has a floor of 57% in November.

    3. I think it helps him if he loses pounds and I would highly recommend he do

  81. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    @79 yep and it shows how turnout won the day in those 2 elections. Both Bush and O were avg at 50% on election day. O had 54% support in the exits, Bush 53%. Obv more of the support for half came out then the against for half. Turnout matters.

  82. Bitterlaw says:

    Here is the cold, hard truth. Obama won. Arguing over whether he is more or less popular is like arguing whether the fact the bullpen of thelosing team in World Series had a higher ERA in Game 6 than Game 7 means they would have won a 9 game series. WTF. It’s over. It does not matter. We kept the Houe and pissed away the chance to take the Senate.

  83. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    I wish the Governor a very happy birthday.

  84. jason says:

    Happy Birthday, Governor!

  85. jason says:

    82. You are right. But actually we were remarking on Tim’s silly comment that “Obama has a bigger mandate than Bush”.

  86. Brandon says:

    I don’t know why Republicans are scared to go on the “liberal” media shows.

  87. Bitterlaw says:

    The winner always claims a mandate. The claims they don’t have a mandate.

  88. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    i’m watching Gordon Ramsay teach prisoners how to cook, prisoners with knives is a dangerous idea. They have to go through strip searches and tool counts at the end of every day in the kitchen

  89. Bitterlaw says:

    Brandon – I think the GOP should go on every show. Maddow? Yes. Matthews? He’ll, yes. If they ate going to rip you anyway, make them do it to your face and tell them to F off with a smile.

  90. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    MD says:
    February 5, 2013 at 7:16 pm
    Obamacare isn’t going anywhere. As horrible as it is, as a gov you need to do the smart thing. NYCMike is just your islander now. I am conservative and only wish we had control of the senate. Then we could have choked it to death. Akin, COD eat al made that impossible. Lets repeat the mistakes though. Say it more! Say it louder! Retards.

    -So let me get this straight. NOW, MD’s new position is that if you dare to question an incumbent Republican, you are therefore a deadender and a retard? Do I have that straight? And somehow that is a respected position here at HHR?

    HHR Rule#1: NO QUESTIONS ARE ALLOWED TO BE ASKED OF ANY INCUMBENT REPUBLICAN.

    So it shall be written, so it shall be done!

    The teacher in the “King and I” would have been terminated within the hour.

  91. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    I think I forgot to announce it on HHR, but my gf got a new dog after her’s passed away on x-mas eve

  92. Bitterlaw says:

    I hate typing on IPad. Is there a way to get to the bottom of the posts without scrolling down?

  93. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Brandon says:
    February 5, 2013 at 8:23 pm
    I don’t know why Republicans are scared to go on the “liberal” media shows.

    -Christie isn’t, Ron Johnson isn’t, Rand Paul isn’t.

    Hey, MD, you like 1 out of 3. Come on over to the Island, mon!! (spoken with the accent like the guy from Minnesota had, in the VW commercial)

  94. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:
    February 5, 2013 at 8:32 pm
    I think I forgot to announce it on HHR, but my gf got a new dog after her’s passed away on x-mas eve

    -Is Michael using someone else’s handle? That is not cool, and probably breaks some rule that MD made up in the past.

  95. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    @94 if I was Michael I would be a virgin and not have a gf. Not true for me in both accounts.

  96. Bitterlaw says:

    I have no problem questioning anybody. I am done with general litmus tests. The key now is to win. Everybody needs to decide what is most important to them in a candidate. I will support an atheist lesbian in a wheelchair if she supports low taxes, killing terrorists, and fighting crime. Anything else is gravy.

  97. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Senator,

    It was mainly a response to the word announce. My first thought was that if I was ever asked Michael’s whereabouts on any given night, I could probably answer them correctly, due to his penchant for announcing his activities.

  98. Bitterlaw says:

    I haven’t felt any new breasts since 1990. Wow. That is a sobering thought.

  99. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Bitterlaw,

    So Kasich’s actions don’t make you say WTF, are there no other alternatives in that state? I did not see any reports where he outlined his reasons for the change.

  100. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    I was just 1 in 1990, let that thought be sobering for you Bitter

  101. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Bitterlaw says:
    February 5, 2013 at 8:41 pm
    I haven’t felt any new breasts since 1990. Wow. That is a sobering thought.

    -I am starting to grow my own.

  102. Bitterlaw says:

    Author’s girlfriend got a puppy. Does that mean Author has to sleep on the floor? Is Author the dog the bitch now?

  103. Bitterlaw says:

    author or the dog

  104. Bitterlaw says:

    100 – thanks, mf-er. I might as well hang out with Walt. At least MD is older.

  105. W. PA Observer says:

    100- Now that makes me feel old, as I remember 1990.

  106. Bitterlaw says:

    1986 was the greatest year ever. I graduated from high school and started college.

  107. Waingro says:

    Signing onto the CrappyCare exchanges is not “doing the right thing” for your state.

    After the 3 years passes where the feds claim they will foot the bill, the entire tab from there on in will be on the states. And it will only continue to grow in massive fashion.

    Kasich et. al. should be giving emphatic NO’S to this boondoggle.

  108. Bitterlaw says:

    Christie and Corbett said no to the exchanhes.

  109. Waingro says:

    #108, good. I wish Christie had been a part of the (albeit failed) litigation though.

  110. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    No, no, no. Waingro and Bitterlaw, incumbent Republicans must NOT be questioned, MD said so. You must be retarded, and you must lick judy and mary and whoever else MD dreams about.

  111. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    So wait, Gov Bitter, is it OK to question, or not? It seems when MD was around earlier, no objections were raised to his rule. But now, when he is not here, and Waingro found the strength to defy him, you say nothing. Very confused subject over here, I have to admit. I shudder to think I may have to go to the Lt Gov to get a definitive answer.

  112. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    edit to an earlier comment:

    NYCmike (Bronxie) says:
    February 5, 2013 at 6:02 pm
    Brandon says:
    February 5, 2013 at 5:54 pm
    I’m a Republican that hates to see the party overrun by backwards thinking morons.

    -John Kasich looks like he will agree to set up the Obamacare exchange. Should that be considered forward thinking, or backward thinking???

    Acceptance of Obamacare exchanges is now part of the Republican party platform. Get in line behind ?? as we march.

  113. Stef says:

    Other then Aliens and Top Gun 1986 kind of sucked.

  114. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    I was not alive in 1986, can’t comment. My fav year in my life so far is a tie between 2009 and 2011

  115. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    2007 may be in the running as well. 2008 was hands down the worst year of my life

  116. Stef says:

    The whole point of being forward thinking is not to have purity rules. What gets you reelected in Alabama doesn’t work in Ohio. John Kasich is presumably no fan of Obamacare but is gritting his teeth and doing what he needs to do to get reelected in Ohio.

  117. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Stef,

    A simple question like “Gov Kasich, what are the reasons for this?” would get us his answer. That is all I asked earlier. I could not find it in the article I read about his change in position, which is why I asked my question here, instead of on a sports website.

  118. W. PA Observer says:

    116- Except judging from various election results and exit polling- O-care is not particularly popular in Ohio- in fact quite the contrary. The exit poll in 2012 (which I presume is a more Dem-friendly electorate than will appear without O on the ballot) had 53% of Ohio voters saying the law should be either repealed in part or completely- compared to only 41% wanting it kept the same or expanded.

  119. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    @118 O-care is incredibly unpopular even w/ O being re-elected. I know 1 Obama voter who hates O-care (yeah I don’t get why she voted for O then).

  120. W. PA Observer says:

    Want something depressing? Romney lost Ohio by 140,000 votes- or 50.5-48 or so- 21% of those who said the healthcare law should be repealed voted for Obama.

  121. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    “John Kasich is presumably no fan of Obamacare but is gritting his teeth and doing what he needs to do to get reelected in Ohio.”

    -I just read your comment again, and find myself scratching my head. He is trying to win re-election, so let’s put in place a plan that may bankrupt our state AND our nation in the not too distant future.

    And this is who we want leading us?? Taxes will go up, services will be cut (police and fire), and the nation will have less money to put towards defense spending. Gov Bitterlaw, your 3-legged stool is upside down, I wonder if you are still silent on the issue?

  122. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Ok, so hold on now. Here is Senator Mendez, Waingro, & W. PA Observer (did I miss anyone?) having some questions about Kasich and his acceptance of Obamacare, yet when MD says those who question Kasich are dead-enders and retards, there were crickets??

  123. W. PA Observer says:

    122- There’s a difference between questioning the wisdom/utility of a decision and screaming, “Primary the SOB!”

  124. Stef says:

    118/119: Dollars are incredibly popular everywhere.

    I assume Kasich is balking at turning down a bunch of “free” money (which Ohioans’ taxes make up a good share of). Why should red and purple states subsidize Medicare expansion for broke blue welfare states? It’s no different than any other federal boondoggle that states are happy to take the money from.

  125. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC – i have been telling MD to F off for more than 8 years when appropriate. He does the same to me. We are HHR Titans. We don’t play by any rules. You must choose your own path.

  126. Bitterlaw says:

    1987 was also great. 1990 was awesome. 2002 sucked.

  127. Michael says:

    I have not seen Lisab, RINO Hunter, or the person with a 17-yearold won from Ca in awhile

  128. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    W. PA Observer says:
    February 5, 2013 at 9:32 pm
    122- There’s a difference between questioning the wisdom/utility of a decision and screaming, “Primary the SOB!”

    -If you would re-post the comment, or explain how the conversation had begun, that would be helpful. I asked a question, because I am looking for some answers.

  129. Stef says:

    The Lakers just came from behind with Earl Clark, Jody Meeks and Antawn Jamison in the game at crunch time.

  130. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    W. PA Observer,

    When does one consider jumping in to get rid of an incumbent? It is not like he backed down on breaking the police union, he is allowing Obamacare exchanges to be put in place. That is a pretty big shift in political doctrine. Where is the line, that was the main thrust of my earlier exchange with Brandon??

  131. Stef says:

    I thought this latest announcement is about the Medicaid expansion not the exchanges.

  132. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Stef,

    Was Kobe Bryant in there? And who else? There are usually 5 people on the floor at a time.

  133. Bitterlaw says:

    The Lakers suck. Bobcats!*

    *michael hired me as his spokesman.

  134. Michael says:

    @133 I am not paying you. I am pissed right now, PSU will be 0-18 in conference play this year after the game they had tonight.

  135. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    We are HHR Titans.

    -Yes, yes you are.

    (Nurse, increase the dosage to 500ML. Put on the softer music as well.)

  136. Stef says:

    Kobe, Nash and the 3 aforementioned scrubs. Next time Brook Lopez wonders why he isn’t an All-Star they can play the footage of him missing 2 8 footers against 6’9″ Earl Clark.

  137. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Cheers.

  138. jason says:

    NYC Islander.

    Catchy.

  139. jason says:

    It’s funny how the deadender that wants to “question everything” has no questions for Rand Paul’s anti-Israel, pro-Iran, we are responsible for 9/11, anti-military, etc. policies.

  140. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    jason says:
    February 5, 2013 at 10:02 pm
    NYC Islander.

    Catchy.

    -That was actually funny. You have played well tonight, jason.

  141. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    jason says:
    February 5, 2013 at 10:04 pm
    It’s funny how the deadender that wants to “question everything” has no questions for Rand Paul’s anti-Israel, pro-Iran, we are responsible for 9/11, anti-military, etc. policies.

    -No, I have plenty of questions for him, which is why I would rather he remain in his spot in the Senate, as opposed to running for President.

  142. jason says:

    MD, I will let you answer post # 90.

    This should be good.

  143. jason says:

    140. Thanks. A sense of humor is always good to have.

  144. jason says:

    141. So I take it you are not for Rand Paul for President?

    I think that is a marked improvement from your previous position.

    Now we can just argue about him as a Senator.

    I hope he gets replaced by a real Republican.

  145. Michael says:

    I don’t know what to say about the MD and NYCMike tussle. Think it was strange…

  146. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    jason says:
    February 5, 2013 at 10:07 pm
    MD, I will let you answer post # 90.

    This should be good.

    -We were in grade school earlier, this is more high school.

  147. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    jason says:
    February 5, 2013 at 10:10 pm
    141. So I take it you are not for Rand Paul for President? -The position is same as it always was. At this point in 2013, I would rather him stay in the Senate. We shall see.

    I think that is a marked improvement from your previous position. -Again, no change, but willing to listen. Seeing as how many are already unwilling to budge on their opinion of him, I would advise him to stay in Senate. Of course, hopefully the rest of the candidates show that he was not needed.

    Now we can just argue about him as a Senator.
    -Why would anyone want to question an incumbent Republican?? Only a retard….where have I heard this before??

    I hope he gets replaced by a real Republican.
    -like Trey Greyson, or Mitch McConnell??

  148. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Michael says:
    February 5, 2013 at 10:10 pm
    I don’t know what to say about the MD and NYCMike tussle. Think it was strange…

    -Then shaddup, and go play with your bobcat!

  149. Bitterlaw says:

    Who else hates McConnell? Hmmmmmmbunummmmmm,

  150. Michael says:

    @148 they are not tonight you idiot! Complaining about football posts yet you don’t gpverify with ESPN itself, what a joke

  151. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Bitterlaw says:
    February 5, 2013 at 10:18 pm
    Who else hates McConnell? Hmmmmmmbunummmmmm,

    -Oh give me a break, will you bitter? Where did I say I hate McConnell, please show me. His whole persona cries “compromise, whatever your principles are”! Plus, does he even have business experience? What was he before he became a Senator? Give me a Ron Johnson, a Rand Paul, anyone who can go on MSNBC and not look like the tutrtle from the old cartoons. Come on, we can do better, no??

  152. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    “your bobcat” does not equal “your Bobcats”.

    Don’t they have a class for that, like they have a political science class for political scientists??

  153. Michael says:

    Good night, may NYCMike be more confusing and weird than ever

  154. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    “Complaining about football posts yet you don’t gpverify with ESPN itself”

    -I give you Bitter and MD’s (THE TITANS) protege!*

    *I hope I spelled that correctly. Spelled?Spelt? Time for bed.

  155. Bitterlaw says:

    NO BREAKS! I did not put you on the Paulbot list. By the way, did Rand tell his gther GFY for his anti-SEAL comments yet?

  156. Bitterlaw says:

    Tell his father. I need to get off the ipad.

  157. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    I have not looked. I think Levin was the only person I heard remark on it, to be honest.

  158. MD says:

    NYCMike,

    Do you grab your as@ when you have a headache?

  159. MD says:

    Oh and belated happy birthday to the president of a comments section for a blog. A life’s achievement complete.

  160. Tim says:

    I second that Birthday wish. I noticed his age. A mere youngster……

  161. Bitterlaw says:

    How about those Flyers, Senator?

  162. Bitterlaw says:

    The Flyers are 4-6. Tampa Bay is 6-3. Still, Author would have pounced on me if the Flyers lost last night. It is the Hedgehog Code.

  163. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    Bitter has every right to celebrate last night’s victory. That was a tough loss. Take note Michael, you do not celebrate unless you win the game. That said, we’re still atop the division.

    Anyone checked out the new Jaguars logo yet?

    http://www.sportslogos.net/logos/view/15988562013/Jacksonville_Jaguars/2013/Primary_Logo

  164. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    “By the way, did Rand tell his father GFY for his anti-SEAL comments yet?”

    In the aftermath of Ron Paul’s despicable tweet today slamming US Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, murdered on Saturday while helping a fellow soldier learn to cope with post traumatic stress syndrome, Paul’s son, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has told Breitbart News exclusively, “Chris Kyle was a hero like all Americans who don the uniform to defend our country. Our prayers are with his family during this tragic time.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/02/04/Rand-Paul-responds-Ron-Paul

  165. SoHope (the one precenter) says:

    ….and is your father a dirtbag or not

  166. SoHope (the one precenter) says:

    I’m at the dentist now….ugh I hate this.

  167. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    @166 I need to go to the Dentist soon, the Coke (the soda, not the drug) has worn my teeth down

  168. SoHope (the one precenter) says:

    on drudge 8 year old Mexican girl pregnant…

    I hope the animal is gagged with his own genitals

  169. SoHope (the one precenter) says:

    I have an abscess…have to decide between losing the tooth or a 50/50 root canal…premolar…not sure yet

  170. Tulipomania says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWo9gPHGgZ4&feature=youtu.be

    Ron Paul trashes McCain-Schumer “bipartisan” immigration plan.

  171. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    Bunu in the morning? *pukes*

  172. SoHope (the one precenter) says:

    Stfu bunu

  173. SoHope (the one precenter) says:

    Explain to us your master’s sick insult to an American hero…until then you are on stfu embargo

  174. SoHope (the one precenter) says:

    173, STFU

  175. Tulipomania says:

    #174

    Was a quote from the Jesus.

  176. SoHope (the one precenter) says:

    All though out history vile men have misapplied quotes from the bible to justify their garbage…Ron Paul is one of them

  177. SoHope (the one precenter) says:

    176, stfu

  178. SoHope (the one precenter) says:

    In the book of Luke, Jesus told all his disciples to all be armed with a sword just a few verses prior to the event L. Ron quoted….so stfu up about the bible , you clearly know nothing about it.

  179. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    Bunu = most worthless poster in HHR history? discuss

  180. SoHope (the one precenter) says:

    How about something more controversial like:

    water is wet…..discuss

  181. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    FOX is cutting ties w/ Dick Morris? about time. Guy is a heck of an adviser but he ranks up there as the worst of the worst political prognosticators. Right up there with azguy

  182. HHR Polling Report says:

    “Guy is a heck of an adviser but he ranks up there as the worst of the worst political prognosticators. Right up there with azguy”

    or Paladin

  183. Bitterlaw says:

    Root canal. Save what you can save.

  184. Bitterlaw says:

    When you take up arms against the United States, you can’t ask Americans to die while you pretend to still be a citizen.

  185. SoHope (the one precenter) says:

    I have no problem, I repeat no problem with drones blowing up terrorists that happen to hold American citizenship.

  186. SoHope (the one precenter) says:

    Got antibiotics and have a few days to decide on if I get am extraction for $175 or take a chance on a R.C. for $1750….No insurance, I pay cash.

  187. Fear the Same says:

    You will note that this poll does not indicate Tom Latham can get over 50% of the vote over a weaker opponent than the likely nominee. Taking into consideration that the National Dems have already spent a ton driving up King’s negatives. There’s no solid indication that Latham would do better. Perhaps Latham would be better off holding his house seat. And more energy and money would be wisely spent tearing down Braley than King.

  188. SoHope (the one precenter) says:

    There is plenty of indication that he would do better than king….look at the poll.

    You belong to the COD school of thought on reading polls…idiot

  189. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    “There’s no solid indication that Latham would do better.”

    well except that he’s the only Republican who leads the Democrat candidates

    I wonder if “Fear the Same” is the same one behind “Skeptic”

  190. Bitterlaw says:

    SoHope – As a veteran of many root canals and many extraction, my main question is where is the tooth? If it is the last tooth in the back of the jaw, pull it. However, if there will be a gap in teeth, there is a possibility that other teeth will shift over time. Also, if there is a tooth over the one that was pulled, it will no longer be making contact with the opposing space so that can also cause bite problems. $1750 sucks but if it prevents shifting teeth that could affect appearance and function, it might be worth it.

  191. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    Mindless Team Red Cheerleader might also be linked to the tool in #188

  192. Bitterlaw says:

    I don’t want to restart the Civil War but the drone killing raises an interesting parallel. As far as I know, when the Confederates charged the Union lines, I don’t recall reading about any judicial hearings on the battlefield to determine the citizenship status of the attackers.

    Bunu apparently thinks that the Constitution is a suicide pact. I wonder if a gunman kidnapped Ron Paul if Bunu would ask the police to conduct a lengthy evidence hearing or just let the sniper take out the bad guy.

  193. SoHope (the one precenter) says:

    Thanks bitter, I’m leaning toward the rc

  194. Bitterlaw says:

    Hope – I know dental issues too well.

  195. Michael (Christie for Governor) says:

    Hey everyone! Finished my calculus assignment early

  196. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    MD says:
    February 6, 2013 at 5:50 am
    NYCMike,

    Do you grab your as@ when you have a headache?
    Hey everyone! Finished my calculus assignment early

    -Calculus really gives me a headache. I’ll need to rub both cheeks to get rid of this one.
    Darn it, I may not be able to make it to that cocktail party in PA tonight.

  197. jason says:

    “There’s no solid indication that Latham would do better.”

    The stench of deadenders in the AM…..

  198. Michael (Christie for Governor) says:

    @199 I have attempted to ignore them and save my money to donate to the real candidates

  199. jason says:

    ” Seeing as how many are already unwilling to budge on their opinion of him, I would advise him to stay in Senate. ”

    I think maybe NYC is beginning to see the light here.

    This is exactly the point here. Mainstream Rs are pro-Israel, pro-strong defense, and pro-military. No R that I know believes this “chickens coming home to roost crap about 9/11″. Many would not support Rand Paul. Yes, you would get some Bunus to vote for him but the net would be negative.

    A simple rule of thumb is that any candidate Bunu supports is not going to win a GE.

  200. Bitterlaw says:

    No evidence other than the PPP poll for this thread where the GOP loses 14 of 16 potential matchups. The 2 where they win are headed by Latham.

  201. A Friendly Reminder says:

    Re: Drones

    Bunu, be afraid.

    Be very afraid.

    And you know drones are not just over Afghanistan and Yemen.

    They are EVERYWHERE. And they could lock onto your computer like NOW.

  202. Bitterlaw says:

    A simple rule of thumb is that any candidate Bunu supports is not going to win a GE.

    Jul is probably a close second in that regard. Jul to post his list of winners he supported (Republicans and Democrat) in 3…2…1…

  203. jason says:

    201. But Latham is a RINO. If we run King and he loses, we will be sending Latham a message.

    And that is just Iowa. There are 50 states. Just think how many such messages could be sent!

    The potential is limitless!!!!!

  204. K. Kane says:

    ” Jul to post his list of winners he supported (Republicans and Democrat) in 3…2…1…”

    He is unavailable, but I am here to acknowledge his support.

  205. Bitterlaw says:

    You lie, Kane. Jul did not support you. He just voted for you. Don’t you see the difference?*

    *If you do, can you explain it to me?

  206. King Spokesman says:

    ” Taking into consideration that the National Dems have already spent a ton driving up King’s negatives.”

    This is an outrage.

    Representative King has driven up his own negatives, he does not need the DNC.

    Thanks.

  207. Bitterlaw says:

    So King will win because it was the Democrats who drove up the negatives?*

    *Hey, Kane – Can you explain this one to me, too?

  208. K. Kane says:

    ” You lie, Kane. Jul did not support you. He just voted for you. Don’t you see the difference?*”

    Not really.

    Because I got such wonderful bi-partisan support, huh, I mean vote, I will be much less partisan than otherwise, and you won’t see my real flaming liberal persona at all.

  209. Michael (Christie for Governor) says:

    @207 spoken like a true loser, Jul and Bunu would know

  210. Bitterlaw says:

    Thanks, Kane. Jul is a little disappointed that you didn’t arrest Corbett yet. Can you work on that for him?

  211. Jul's Ex says:

    “Jul is a little disappointed that you didn’t arrest Corbett yet. ”

    he ain’t the only one

  212. Akin & Mourdock, A.S. (Almost Senators) says:

    ” So King will win because it was the Democrats who drove up the negatives?*”

    It really helped us that it was the Democrats and their MSM surrogates that used our statements to drive up our negatives.

    Many voters took that into account.

    At least a dozen, but there may be more.

  213. Michael (Christie for Governor) says:

    @212 loser

  214. jason says:

    Michael is doing a good job attacking the parodies.

  215. Michael (Christie for Governor) says:

    Why must “true” conservatives vote for democrats. Cough Jul

  216. A Jul Critic says:

    The only passion Mr. Stoltz has is to hear himself talk and the only service he does is for himself.

  217. Bitterlaw says:

    jason – It is part of Michael’s training. I assigned him to attack the parodies as if they were real trolls. I think he is doing well.

  218. Michael (Christie for Governor) says:

    217 agreed

  219. Bitterlaw says:

    I give credit to Jul for one thing. He has managed to have more people hate him in the political realm than anybody I can think of. Lehigh Valley blogs go after him like he was a young Nixon. With that kind of debut, he will be Governor.

  220. jason says:

    218. Ahhh, I see. The more advanced training will allow him to distinguish the parodies from the real trolls.

    There is a lot of value in step by step education, no doubt.

  221. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Test.

  222. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    My Windmills parody for Michael would not go through.

  223. jason says:

    ” Oh and belated happy birthday to the president of a comments section for a blog.”

    Was Bitter promoted?

    Does that mean that I am now Vice- President?????????????????

  224. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Qu i x ote seems to be a problem/

  225. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    February 6, 2013 at 12:02 pm
    Windmill says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    February 6, 2013 at 12:01 pm
    Sir Michael Qu i x ote,

    You are no match for me. Take your right hand, Sancho, and ske daddle back to school!

  226. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    There we go!

  227. Michael (Christie for Governor) says:

    Thank you Jason, but I still have much to learn before my bday

  228. Bayernfan says:

    Basically, GOP candidates need to be fiscally conservative, not socially extreme.

    They can be pro-life, just not in the case of rape and incest.

    When asked (and they WILL be asked), they need to say that the earth is 4.5 billion years old.

    They can be pro 2nd amendment. Reasonably background checks, etc are all fine.

    They need to echo Reagan’s rallying cry that government is too big and costs too much, and that government is the problem, not the solution.

    Be optimistic and inclusive, especially when talking about immigration reform.

    And the GOP will be fine.

  229. Bitterlaw says:

    jason – Michael’s traing will be better and more focused than our last teen poster. We really F’d up Jul. Back to training:

    Wax on
    Wax off

  230. Bayernfan says:

    And they need to be respectful of the people’s right to govern themselves at the state and local level with regard to issues like gay marriage, civil unions, drug legalisation, etc etc.

    Smaller national government, deference to the people and the states, low taxes, social moderation, pro growth policies, inclusiveness…..

    This is what will build a majority coalition that governs appropriately.

  231. Tim says:

    For those interested:

    Rumor is out down here that Sam Nunn’s daughter is looking at that Senate race. Even with her family name, I don’t think she could win it.

  232. Waingro says:

    Snyder caves on CrappyCare exchanges. Less surprised about him.

  233. janie says:

    Sam Nunn’s daughter could win if a nut like Broun is the nominee. Georgia is getting more purple and will be competitive with the wrong candidate.
    I come from Iowa and King would get trounced if nominated.
    He cannot get very many votes in the eastern part of the state, plus he is about as crazy a republican there is in congress.

  234. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    over at ace’s I pointed out that a lot of people bought into Rove’s BS predictions. It struck a nerve I guess. Per my heritage a bunch are trying to drudge up the immigration debate as a way to egg me on to some latinos vs whites conversation. it’s depressing to see what some on our side are like.

  235. Pulplover says:

    How’s GA get tin more purple? The R’s run everything in that state, and it ain’t even close.

  236. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Waingro says:
    February 6, 2013 at 12:49 pm
    Snyder caves on CrappyCare exchanges. Less surprised about him.

    -Primary his arse!*

    *I like the movie Groundhog Day. That should get us back to yesterday’s comments. I am pretty excited to see what MD comes up with, I always learn new ones from him. Then I go and use them on different blogs, and I don’t give him any credit!!!!

  237. Bitterlaw says:

    Senator – I am tired of the anti-Hispanic rhetoric. It is killing us in elections. I do not understand why people can’t just stop at saying they oppose illegal immigration without extending it to creating caricatures of all Hispanics as either drug dealing rapists or lazy people. The mnw-wing of the party is not helping.

  238. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    Bitter what perplexes me that the topic was about Dick Morris and they found a way to turn it into an attack on my heritage just because I pointed out their hypocrisy

  239. Bitterlaw says:

    The other argument I often see is every time that some illegal drives drunk or commits a crime, they use it to paint the entire group. I understand the point that if they were not here that they would not commit that act. However, using it to define everybody is wrong. If I applied their logic, I could read the police report in my town and conclude that because a lawyer and CPA were arrested for DUI that all lawyers and accountants are drunk drivers.

  240. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Author,

    Which link were you speaking about on Hot Air?

  241. Mexifornia! says:

    You didn’t read the book! Read it. Read it!!!!!

  242. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    @240 yep heard that one too

    @241 I don’t comment at HotAir, can’t stand that place. I’m talking about ace of spades

  243. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Ace, that is what you said earlier, sorry about the mix-up.

  244. Mexifornia! says:

    Are you denying that you paid for your black beans and rice burrito this morning with food stamps?

  245. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    black beans and rice burritos suck and I don’t need or take food stamps

  246. Bitterlaw says:

    I have been retained by Mexifornia! to apologize for post 245.

  247. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    seriously most spanish-culture food sucks in my opinion

  248. Michael (Christie for Governor) says:

    Bitter, wax on/off? Sorry I was lab so…

  249. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    Mike you haven’t seen Karate Kid? the movie sucks (yeah I said it), but everyone’s still seen it regardless

  250. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    and i’m not talking about the Jackie Chan remake either

  251. Bitterlaw says:

    There is a minimum level of movie knowledge required at HHR. You will have to do a Youtube search. Wax on! Wax off!

  252. Bitterlaw says:

    Karate Kid sucks? Are you serious? The youth of today can not be taught.

    Sweep the leg! Do you have a problem with that, Mr. Lawrence?

  253. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    Bitter i’ve given the movies try after try, it always almost puts me to sleep. Ditto w/ “Caddyshack”

  254. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    Mike, what movies have you seen? Any that came out before you were born?

  255. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    oldest movie i’ve ever seen was “Nosferatu”, from 1922.

  256. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    DRUDGE
    Breasts, Buttocks, Genitals Ban At Grammys…

    So they are not going to allow boobs, @sses and d!cks.
    **********************************
    Lots of people I know will not be admitted. Even a few trolls here….

  257. HHR Polling Report says:

    We didn’t just poll VA & NJ this past weekend, we also polled HHR voters on their approval of the HHR Government…

    – Poll of 900 HHR adults; Conducted From 02.01.13 To 02.03.13

    1. Governor Bitterlaw (R) Approval
    Approve 58%
    Disapprove/No Opinion 42%

    2. Senator Walt (R) Approval
    Approve 56%
    Dissapprove/No Opinion 44%

    3. Senator AuthorLMendez (R) Approval
    Approve 51%
    Disapprove/No Opinion 49%

    4. At-Large Rep SoHope (R) Approval
    Approve 54%
    Disapprove/No Opinion 46%

    5. Blog Wizard Dave Wissing
    Approve 79%
    Disapprove/No Opinion 21%

  258. jason says:

    ” When asked (and they WILL be asked), they need to say that the earth is 4.5 billion years old.”

    Hello?

    Do Dems get asked this question?

    I would say GFY.

    And I believe the earth is 4.5 billion years old.

  259. EM EPH GEE says:

    I loved Birth of a Nation.

  260. Bitterlaw says:

    Where is the polling data on jason? Damn. Is it that bad? I will stand by the Lt. Governor.

  261. lt. gov. jason says:

    258. Did you forget to poll me or were my ratings so high it was not worth it?

    Thanks.

  262. lt. gov. jason says:

    261. Dang, beat me to it by a nano second.

  263. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    we polled on the Lt Governor but didn’t think anyone would care to see the results:

    – Poll of 900 HHR adults; Conducted From 02.01.13 To 02.03.13

    1. Lt Governor jason (R) Approval
    Approve 52%
    Disapprove/No Opinion 48%

  264. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    oh damn, LOL I was caught

  265. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    yes I am the one behind HHR Polling Report, busted

  266. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    I cant believe I forgot to change the handle, oh well. That’s right i’m the one calling out Paladin.

  267. jason says:

    The HHR had given you away long ago….

    Keep up the good work.

    And in my case, you are probably polling too many deadenders.

  268. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    Paladin failed us in 2012, HHR Polling Report will get it right. We will lead among fake pollsters. Book it boys.

  269. jason says:

    HHR Senator

    HHR Polling Report

    People without a life notice such things.

  270. Poll Errs says:

    Paladin was fake???

    THAT was my problem.

    – Poll Errs

  271. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    @271 speaking of, does Polaris stay silent this much after an election?

  272. Bitterlaw says:

    Breaking News – HHR Senator caught releasing fabricated polls…Senator Mendez admits error…Director of Fake Polling at Paladin boards plane and vows to get medival on the Senator’s ass.*

    *A reference to a movie that is way over-rated.

  273. jason says:

    I wonder what this HHR scandal is going to do to the Senator’s ratings….

  274. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    No Internet commection for over a day.

    I blame 50% Bish and 50% Neuman.
    ***************************************
    Did lots of stuff to try to get back on, finally called Frontier. They say they can have a guy here on Friday.

    An hour later, I notice that my internet connection is back. Go figure.

  275. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:
    February 6, 2013 at 2:08 pm
    I cant believe I forgot to change the handle, oh well. That’s right i’m the one calling out Paladin.

    -Author,

    I am surprised it didn’t happen sooner. It was even better when your handle at Ace said HHR.

  276. Bitterlaw says:

    jason – We will have to wait for the next round of fake polls.

  277. Poll Errs says:

    I am regrouping for 2014.

    Stay tuned.

    GOP will pick up 15 senate seats, though.

    – Poll Errs

  278. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    Press Release From HHR Senator AuthorLMendez’s Offices

    I have a right to do my fake polling. I am a citizen like you all, even if appointed into office. I do not intend to use the polling to help me in office. As the results clearly showed, me being the most unpopular among the HHR Government officials in the latest results shows my polling is not biased even when directed towards me. I intend to be left alone as to what I do in my blogging life and hope you will still support me in my bod for an elected term in November. God Bless HHR and America

    – HHR Senator AuthorLMendez

  279. jason says:

    Thank God Senator Walt is alive.

    When it comes to HOBOS, no posting over an hour is a source of worry.

  280. jason says:

    “I am a citizen like you all,”

    Did we see the birth certificate?

  281. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    my bid*

  282. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    Senator Walt will back me up on this as he himself has posted some fake polls himself. as for Paladin, get better results.

  283. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    i’m repeating words, I gotta clam down. This scandal will pass, this scandal will pass…

  284. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    calm, not clam!!!!

  285. A. Weiner says:

    Don’t worry.

  286. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    @286 advice from you?! noooo

  287. jason says:

    Clam down works too. Or is that clamp?

  288. Bitterlaw says:

    Did we see the birth certificate?

    Comment by jason

    People with accents can be citizens. Watch episodes of Chico and the Man

  289. jason says:

    ” People with accents can be citizens.”

    Me certainly opes so.

  290. Bitterlaw says:

    I fully support Senator Mendez.*

    *jason – Do you think MD would like to be Senator just in case Author steps down?

  291. HHR Polling Report says:

    Flash Poll

    – Among 100 HHR Adults; Conducted just now

    Does Senator Author’s new fake polling initiative bother you in any way?

    Yes 38%
    No 38%
    No Opinion 24%

    What word best describes the Senator?

    Arrogant 7%
    Annoying 5%
    A-Hole 12%
    Idiot 3%
    Weird 12%
    Other 15%
    Legislator 38%
    No Opinion 16%

  292. jason says:

    I don’t know. He seemed kind of dismissive of your status last night, calling you President of a blog comments section.

    Of course, power corrupts.

  293. jason says:

    ” A-Hole 12%”

    I guess 12% are unaware of our stringent admission requirements.

    Even a whiff of scandal is disqualifying.

  294. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    I do not intend to step down. Repeat, I do not intend to step down. It’s balls to the wall towards November

  295. jason says:

    In my private poll I got the following result:

    Henpecked 50%
    Pussywhipped 50%

  296. Bitterlaw says:

    MD is just pissed that the election took place during his hissy fit. He is a competitive person. Of course, I fully support Senator Mendez so this discussion is not necessary.*

    *I will send him a message on facebook.

  297. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    Republican Party Press Release

    if the Governor is behind the Senator then we are as well

  298. High School Mike says:

    Shame! Shame ! Senator Mendez must resign!

  299. Bitterlaw says:

    CCC

  300. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    i’ll resign when the Bobcats win 25 games

  301. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    I will be taking no more questions on this matter

  302. Wobbie Tingles says:

    I wanna be Senator! I wanna be Senator!

  303. Bitterlaw says:

    301 – Senator for Life Mendez has taken a defiant tone. Cool.

  304. Little Mikey says:

    the Bobcats will win 60 games next year!

  305. Boo New says:

    I loved Birth of a Nation.

    Comment by EM EPH GEE — February 6, 2013 @ 2:02 pm

    “Triumph of the Will” is an all-time favourite of mine.

  306. real.poll.org says:

    Breaking News Poll:

    Should bunu be banned from HHR?

    Yes: 99.998

    No : .002

  307. Bitterlaw says:

    Bunu did better than i thought in that poll.

  308. Michael (Christie for Governor) says:

    @301 its still “possible”
    Haven’t watched a good movie in awhile

  309. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    http://reason.com/archives/2013/02/06/containment-and-radical-islam/singlepage

    I saw this on Instapundit’s front page. I have only read the first several paragraphs. I’ll go back sometime today and read the rest.

  310. Bitterlaw says:

    Attacks on NYCmike in 3…2…1…

  311. Michael says:

    Feb 6 Politics1com: FLORIDA: Embattled Gov Rick Scott (R) plans to spend at least $100 million on his 2014 campaign – http://t.co/vNzFQBrb

    Feb 6 Politics1com: CABINET: President Obama nominates REI outdoor retail chain CEO Sally Jewell to be the next US Interior Secretary.

  312. Michael says:

    @mikeallen: SIREN: A Fox News spokesperson confirms the network is in discussions with Scott Brown about becoming a contributor

  313. Michael says:

    https://rslc.worldsecuresystems.com/donate

    This is the new GOP caucus that is helping to elect more minorities and women, plus it is only state level not federal.

  314. Michael says:

    @ppppolls: Joe Miller may be the rare Tea Party candidate GOP doesn’t have to worry about…even among AK Republicans his favorability is 35/46

  315. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    Mike thanks for the link on Scott. It sounds like he saw what O did right as an embattled incumbent and will use the strategy himself. It’ll be interesting to see if it works against someone w/ such popularity down here like Crist. I still say he’s losing his re-election battle but hey if it works he can use it for 2016 for the GOP candidate.

  316. AuH2ORepublican says:

    I stand by what I wrote:

    “Tom Latham is far less polarizing than King while being acceptable to almost all Republicans and thus is a better general-election candidate in slightly-Democrat-leaning Iowa. We’ll have to wait and see what happens, but it should be noted that a Tom Latham candidacy does not guarantee victory and a Steve King candidacy does not guarantee defeat.”

    If anyone knows *for certain* how Iowa–which was a 50/50 state in 2000 and 2004 and only gave Obama like 53% in 2012–will vote *21 months from now*, then he might as well start buying lotery tickets. If 2014 turns out to be 2010 redux, then someone like King could win in IA, and if it turns out to be more like 1998 then the Democrat will win even against Latham. My point is that a Latham-King primary isn’t like Castle-O’Donnell, where one candidate was assured of victory in the general while the other was assured of defeat.

    As for the primary, it’s 16 months away, and the filing deadline is 13 months away, so we aren’t even sure who will run, much less win. Still, it’s better to just jump to conclusions and say “those idiot Republicans threw another Senate seat away.”

  317. Things No One Says says:

    I really wish AuH20 would continue to post the same post for three straight days.

  318. SoHope (the one precenter) says:

    Dang, I must be good.

    54% positive job approval and I didn’t even know I was a representative.

  319. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    SoHope (the one precenter) says:
    February 6, 2013 at 5:17 pm
    Dang, I must be good.

    54% positive job approval and I didn’t even know I was a representative.

    -The polling company was just trying to make sure the guy with the deep pockets knew who to call.

  320. AP News Wire says:

    Breaking News:

    SoHope, HHR’s lone representative admitsted to watching cat video on YouTube while congress was in session….

    Favorability has gone up 24% with self-identitified animal lovers.

    Voter also seem to be forgetting his pro-pig tethering stance.

  321. SoHope (the global one precenter) says:

    Nycmike, I’m not rich. I’m a global one percenter….you likely are too. All is needed is an income of $38000 a year for the rest of the word to demonize you.

  322. SoHope (the global one precenter) says:

    *world

  323. SoHope (the global one precenter) says:

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2013/feb/6/rubio-deliver-gop-response-obama/

    Rubio is going to be giving the GOP SOTU reponse in English and then in Spanish…very smart.

    Apparently bilingual political speeches are an abomination in the eyes of some deadenders. If you don’t believe me click on this article and look at all the stupid comments and their positive votes.

  324. michael corleone says:

    #324

    Bilingual speeches SHOULD be an abomination. They are proof positive that immigrants are no longer assimilating into America.

    That said, it is a political necessity.

    It would be nice if Rubio, at some point in the future, said in a bilingual speech that he hopes subsequent bilingual speeches are no longer necessary.

  325. Brandon says:

    Post 325 is a perfect example of why Hispanics are repulsed by the Republican Party.

  326. SoHope (the global one precenter) says:

    Abe Lincoln gave speeches in German….stfu

  327. SoHope (the global one precenter) says:

    first generation immigrants often don’t speak english…2nd & 3rd gen are intergrated and and do speak english. Idiots like you won’t be satisfied until Latino voters are a wholey own subsidiary of the Dem party (95%-5%)

  328. Michael says:

    IA PPP

    Governor
    Branstad (R) 50
    Culver (D) 40

    Branstad (R) 47
    Braley (D) 41

    Branstad (R) 47
    Vilsack (D) 46

    Branstad (R) 48
    Loebsack (D) 38

    SOS-2013
    Matt Schultz (R-inc) 31
    Brad Anderson (D) 33

    http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/02/branstad-favored-for-reelection.html

  329. Bitterlaw says:

    I think that public meetings and documents should be in English. However, I don’t care if you speak Gaelic or Swahili at home, in neighborhoods or clubs. As for it being an abomination, typical Know Nothing Party bullsh*t from the 1840s.

  330. Michael says:

    @331 looks like IA governor is in the bag so far

  331. Political Fever Polling says:

    Virginia
    Obama Approval:
    Approve 52%
    Disapprove 45%
    Don’t Know/No Opinion 3%

    VA-Governor
    Two-Way Race
    Cuccinelli (R) 38%
    McAuliffe (D) 38%

    Three-Way Race

    Cuccinelli (R) 34%
    McAuliffe (D) 33%
    Bolling (I) 12%

  332. Michael says:

    Oh come on! Author we all know its you

  333. W. PA Observer says:

    332- Terry Brandstad was elected governor of Iowa during the first midterm of the Reagan years, and stayed in office until 1999. He then came back in 2010 and destroyed Chet Culver for term five. I’m pretty sure he’s in good shape for term six.

  334. Tim says:

    #329:
    Well, they’re about there, now. More important, people of color are just not voting GOP, except for the Vietnamese, who Romney won by maybe 11 points, or so.
    Now, that might have something to do with the President being a person of color. At least, the magnitude of it.

    On the other hand, it would not bode well for Congressional Republicans to drop the ball on the Immigration issue.

  335. Tim says:

    #326:
    Yeah, things like that need to stop.

  336. Michael says:

    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/crossroads-ad-mocks-radical-ashley-judd-87252.html?hp=l12

    Rove already Targeting Judd, he is trying to scare her off for sure.

  337. Brandon says:

    The Island really has gone off the deep end. One of the front page posts is the pro’s and con’s of eating sheep and dwarves.

  338. michael corleone says:

    #326

    Hey Brandon,

    First, I support an all-hispanic ticket of Rubio/Martinez in 2016. So I don’t need your snide comments about me.

    But here is the reality about our culture. Many immigrants, including but not limited to hispanics, are simply not assimilating. Take a walk around LA. English is the second language of business. Additionally, Heather Macdonald from national Review recently reported that 3rd generation hispanics in America are often WORSE off than the second generation. This is not good for them, or for the rest of the country.

    The truth is America is no longer the melting pot. Assimilation should be key for immigrants; hell, the reason I don’t speak Italian is my ancestors who immigrated from Italy refused to allow their children to speak Italian. They wanted the children to learn English and become American.

    Calling for all Americans to understand English as a precursor for political participation would be a no-brainer in a rational country. If politicians are unable to communicate to the voting electorate using a common langauge, can we really have a participatory democracy? Is the politician supposed to learn eight langauges like the pope? That’s insane. As our founders observed, a participatory democracy depends upon an informed electorate, and a common language is the best way to exchange information and ideas to the electorate.

    America is doomed in my estimation. It is increasingly a balkinized country that no longer shares a common identity. Nor do we share a common culture. Congrats. Your vision of multi-culturalism and diversity is winning. And America’s decline accelerates.

    But in the end, all the talk here is academic. The country is on the course of financial ruin. It is impossible to sustain the current level of debt. Financial collapse will likely lead to greater government, as a frightened electorate will inevitably chose security over freedom. I don’t know when we fail, but we will fail. And there is not one damned politician that will do anything to fix our debt because the American people want freebies. And the facts show that one of the groups most addicted to freebies are hispanics. THAT is why they are repulsed by the Republican party.

  339. Michael says:

    @340 what you are wanting the GOP to do would make a bad impact for the GOP with Hispanic voters.

  340. Brandon says:

    If America is doomed, crawl into your bunker, and join the Island; I hear they have good survival tips over there.

  341. Walt, HHR Senator, formerly known as Delegate says:

    Authorities say a girl who became pregnant when she was just 8 years old delivered a 5.7 pound baby last week at a hospital in Mexico.
    ***********
    Gore blames it on global warming.

    YoMama blamed it on Bush, the Republicans,the 1 per centers, people who own guns, and Christians.
    *******
    The girl’s Mom blamed that little 9 year old horney b@$t@rd who lived down the block.

  342. Michael says:

    @342 what is the island, another blog?

  343. michael corleone says:

    @341

    Michael,

    I recognize political necessity and I am practical, so I am not saying that a politician should run on my ideas. The GOP would be doomed, especially with this media. The point of my post is just to present what I believe to be the truth.

    Anyway, I think it is critical that the GOP nominee be Hispanic is 2016. Is this identity politics? — well, maybe, although Rubio is the greatest conservative communicator since Reagan. However, to the extent this is identity politics, it may be necessary. Although many often say that identity politics cannot work, I believe there is something special about a Presidential nominee as opposed to a candidate for any other office. If we nominate the first Hispanic, I think that helps us tremendously long term.

  344. Michael says:

    @345 very true

  345. Tim says:

    Brandon, you must be assimilated.

    Resistance is futile.

    Failure to assimilate means freebies. What of, I have no idea……

  346. Tim says:

    Right. The GOP is doomed by Obama’s media. LOL

    Everyone knows that, except for most people.

  347. Tim says:

    I know what it is. Someone needs to warn America about the 47%.

    Oh, wait…….

  348. Tim says:

    I love coming here when I’m drinking.

    Of course, after all these years, you people generally know when I’m drinking.

  349. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Brandon says:
    February 6, 2013 at 7:59 pm
    If America is doomed, crawl into your bunker, and join the Island; I hear they have good survival tips over there.

    -Brandon,

    I’ll fault mr corleone for choosing some words unwisely, plus I don’t agree with him much about local neighborhood shops conducting business in their own language. And I would not limit comments such as his to hispanics only, unfortunately a sense of entitlement is found in every immigrant group. That said, there are also valid points which can be discussed, but you (a teacher, of course) simply harp on the bad aspects and ignore the issues that should be discussed.

  350. Michael says:

    Test

  351. Bitterlaw says:

    My family came here for opportunity, not to become English Protestants. I absolutely agree that there needs to be a common language for official government business. However, some people define melting pot as lose everything from your home country and become Iowa insurance salesmen. As long as people support themselves, I don’t care if they watch Telemundo or order hamburgers in Spanish.

  352. michael corleone says:

    I think the GOP should buy Telemundo and find the Spanish version of Rush LImbaugh.

  353. SoHope (the global one precenter) says:

    Most hispanic people I know are hard workers.

    If we are going to speak in generalities, I think most poor people like handouts and government goodies.

  354. idebenone says:

    Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is the favorite among Iowa Republicans to run in next year’s contest to replace retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) , according to the latest survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling. The poll showed 41 percent of usual GOP primary voters in the state identifying King as their preferred candidate over three other Republicans. Rep. Tom Latham (R-IA) was a distant second with 22 percent support among Hawkeye State Republicans. Neither King nor Latham so far has declared an intention to run.