This is yesterday’s long for interview with Weicker. (Chion Wolf photo.)
Several people wanted to know the hymn he quoted.
It is this one. h/t Betsy Kaplan.
Mr. Weicker is full of beans. Republicans did say no to Obamacare, Stimulus, Dodd/Frank, but it wasn’t just obstinacy. Those were genuinely bad ideas. As to their failure to compromise, the Dems were in veto-proof control of Congress. And, what are Obama’s achievements? What did he get done? For the past three years the Democrat Senate hasn’t managed to pass a bloody budget.
It’s possible that he will be proved correct in his prediction that we tea-bagging Republicans are going to take a beating this November, but I’m betting it will look more like 2010. It’s not the economy as such, its the ideologically motivated mismanagement of the country’s affairs; trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see and a monstrous “health care reform” law.
Speaking of Obamacare and the alleged lack of moderates in the Republican Party, please recall that Scott Brown was elected to Kennedy’s seat. If Republicans can’t win in New England it’s because the electorate has moved to the left. And, when it comes to a political party moving to the extreme, we now have a Dem Party made up of McGovernites, and worse. It isn’t the party of Truman, Kennedy, Scoop Jackson, although in more moderate zones like Missouri they have to pretend it still is. Joe Lieberman is despised here not because he’s an extremist, but because he’s something of an apostate.
And, speaking of courage, Watergate, bucking one’s own party…
I’d be really interested in hearing Mr. Weicker’s views on Fast and Furious or Benghazi.
I believe you are being far too mean to the greatest president ever! Remember Peter, Obama actually won a Nobel Peace Prize only three weeks into his term! ObamaCare was so underhanded it had to be passed in the dark of the night, with sweetheart deals to pass this tripe, and then to see the Fast and Furious (pun totally intended) dash to get waivers from ObamaCare. Which begs the question…if ObamaCare is wonderful why are people running away from it instead of towards it? I don’t know who wrote it (I think it was the great Ann Coulter): if Republicans can’t beat this guy, with this record, we need to break up the Republican party.
The break-up of the grand old party of Barry Goldwater:
The left-leaning republicans should rename as the Nazi Huika Booka Brown Shirts. They are fastidious in their dress and like to wear perma pressed clothing and shiny cowboy boots.
Nazi Youth and Boy Scouts of America under The New Youth National Patroitic Front.
The Arian Skinhead Republicans, mostly made up of pipe fitters and plumbers. They are a kinder and gentler group.
The 1 preventers and their agenda is to reduce taxes to 1 percent.
So ends the great experiment of the Republican Party.
Well it makes about as much sense as other comments here.
Let’ all return here on Nov 7. I trust Colin will write a follow-up on the reelection of Obama.
Will Romney or Obama be better at the art of compromise over the next 4 years? History says Romney.
“Hope and Change” is now “More of the Same”.
Mitt has a track of reaching across the aisle when he was governor in perhaps the bluest of blue states. I thought “Hope and Change” has become the punchline for really funny jokes.
That would be filibuster-proof.
We had a moderate President name of G.W. Bush. Sure he cut tax rates. So did JFK. He collaborated with JFK’s immoderate brother to pass the idiotic No Child Left Behind law. He passed Medicare D, something proposed by Albert Gore. The left to this day complains it wasn’t “paid for,” and then proceeded to make it more expensive by filling the “doughnut hole.” Dems, like our Senator from Countrywide, voted for the war in Iraq, and then proceeded to complain about it in the most bitter and personal terms; e.g., Bush lied thousands died.
I agree with the beanful man from Squibb that the Nutmeg State is being mismanaged, but the idea that it’s up to the Republicans to make it a two-party legislature is annoying. What can be done? In 1988 I felt free to vote for Ron Paul because it appeared certain that G.H.W. Bush would defeat the guy from Taxachusetts here in Ct. Any chance that our electorate would vote for a Republican today? (Rowland, Rell, a mystery to me, although they are moderate to RINO.) Any chance that California would elect Ronald Reagan for Governor? In blue states the electorate has simply moved left. The problem isn’t that there aren’t moderate Republicans.
Ahhnold “The Terminator/Governator/Deceiver” (a REPUBLICAN) was governor of CA until the people discovered what – and who – he really was, and decided to go back to the future.
The good people of CT had a decade-plus of, first, a convicted felon as a REPUBLICAN governor followed by a do-nothing, kindly REPUBLICAN grandmother governing the state. And, CT came within a whisper of electing a REPUBLICAN guy to the governorship who almost ran his ex-wife over with his car.
I’m DEFINITELY no fan of Malloy’s, but if you look at our past, it’s easy to see why the state has been known as “Corrupticut” across the country. And we have a chance to enhance that if the WWE lady succeeds in buying her way into the US Senate!
It appears that Mr. Weicker has genuine respect for Mrs. McMahon. Yesterday he referred to her as a “nice person.” When he left the board at WWE Weicker said McMahon had “a fine mind and is a very decent person.” And, although it beats me,so to speak, he has a high opinion of WWE. “Other parts of the country are quite envious of the fact that they are located here,” Weicker said. “I wouldn’t sit on its board of directors unless I was proud of the company, and I am.”
And, by the way, she’s a hell of a lot more moderate than Republicans of whom Mr. Weicker spoke favorably; e.g.,Goldwater. She keeps her distance from the moderate Mitt, and has libs like Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski campaign for her. It’s difficult for me to believe that Mr. Weicker thinks McMahon is lacking only in experience. As Colin M. noted, he backed Ned Lamont. Pardon me for suspecting that the only reason he’s opposed to her is that she’s a Republican. Same reason he opposed moderate and experienced, Chris Shays.
Mr. Weicker’s suggestion that she is “buying” the Senate seat, corrupting Connecticut’s excellent electorate, is mistaken. She’s buying advertising and consulting, etc., and the electorate receives nada. On the other hand, when government activists promise benefits to geezers, Obama- phones for the phone-less, loans to college kids, or abortions for lady lawyers the electorate IS bought; bought with taxpayer money by career-promoting pols.
I do haiku too.
“The headless corpse walks backwards; Romnesia is the drug of choice.”
Or something like that.
The GOP in CT could position itself in CT much like Walker in Wisconsin. Eliminate the egregious pension stuffing and early retirements.
Nurture the base of Strong Social Conservatives. Take a pro-active school choice role. Quote the flowery speeches by Sweden’s Per Unckel on the limits of monopolistic state socialism and the advantages of holistic socialism with the inclusion of home schooling, religious schools, and private education into a voucher system: “Education is so important that you can’t just leave it to one producer. Because we know from monopoly systems that they do not fulfill all wishes”.
There’s a truckload of CT citizens alienated by the present narrow view of Lamontian nutbaggers and Ron Paulian teabaggers.
Given that Real Clear Politics has it 261 for Romney with the GOP picking up 1 Senate seat and 1 House Seat I have it as a win against an incumbent. It means Obama once again needs to move to the Center or face gridlock. I know its possible to spin it otherwise. I heard that on radio I’ve heard it as a transformational win for Progressives!
Richard; I agree about the early retirements and pension stuffing” or at least I think I agree on that one. I don’t exactly know what is.
At times you present reason then go go into your mumbo jumbo. Try keeping it simple and straight.
True Richard…but what Obama says he’s going to do, and what he actually does are two different things. Close Gitmo…nope. He promised to be the most transparent president ever-allowing Americans to actually read all bills before he signed them…nope. He promised shovel-ready jobs…nope. Obama looks much more comfortable on the links of basketball court compared to fielding questions. People who have paid attention the past four years are going to try make certain of that in Nov.
As far as not closing Gitmo, I think Obama didn’t proceed to close because he may have risked not having sufficient evidence to get some convictions and it is better to keep these terrorists locked up indefinitely then the alternative.
The GOP in CT could position itself in CT much like Walker in Wisconsin.
Actually, I think McKinney/Cafero are doing a pretty good job. Foley didn’t run a terrible campaign.
The Dems have a stranglehold on the Nutmeg ghetto towns, ghettos created by the State Education System administered by district. The Dem constituency here in Hartford, for example, is enthralled, as it were, with all the hand-outs, and will vote Republican when Hell freezes. Was there an outcry from our urban denizens when the State PROSECUTED a woman for larceny, putting her kid in a district from which he was excluded by law? And, the suburban guys seem to like the government district schools.
It may be that folks will ultimately wake up as the Dems take the State over its own little fiscal cliff, not withstanding ever increasing taxes. The public sector unions and bureaucracies do help things along with their selfish sense of entitlement. And, Malloy’s moves on busways and give-aways to “job-creators,” can’t hurt. (Speaking of that, I truly hope that WWE gets Nutmeg subsidization.) And, Len Suzio is doing a good job exposing Dannel’s perverse early release program and vindictive response to victim advocate Cruz.
“I truly hope that WWE gets Nutmeg subsidization”
Would you explain why?
Would you explain why?
No; not without further facetiousness or exposure of cynical schadenfreude on my part. I hate the First Five deal.
But, not to worry, it appears that the Governor/Investment Manager is giving WWE the cold shoulder, just as it he is giving it to Michelle Cruz. Small politics trumps all for Malloy. Too bad for him there will be no federal job available for him in the Romney administration.
October 18, 2012|By DAN HAAR, Courant Columnist, The Hartford Courant
WWE Inc. is adding at least 200 jobs in Connecticut as it launches its own network, and has applied to join Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s Next Five program, which offers millions of dollars in state aid for company expansions.
The chief financial officer of the Stamford-based wrestling entertainment juggernaut said WWE sought to join the program a few months ago, and has not heard back from state economic development officials, nor had follow-up discussions about the application.
“Ms. Cruz’s four year term as Victim Advocate was up in April 20212. She wrote the governor [who easily could have reappointed her] asking him where her position stood. Governor Malloy did not have the courtesy to reply. However, six months later her job is being posted; this after Michelle had the courage to speak out against the risk reduction program. [How, indeed, is the public safety advanced by the retro-active application of the program to more than seven thousand prisoners?]”
“No; not without further facetiousness or exposure of cynical schadenfreude on my part. I hate the First Five deal.”
Sorry — I was taken in by the “truly.”
What the Hell is “First Five” anyway? Is it corporate welfare?
The state should stop throwing around free money and just lower rates, fees, fines and kill regulations that make no sense.
I truly enjoy seeing, and using, the word schadenfreude whenever it’s used with Obama and CT liberal Democratic politics. Well done Peter!
I hope Mitt goes in for the knockout punch on Monday night! Obama teleprompter-less is better than the Lions/Bears game, anyway you slice it.
Under the best case scenario for the Democrats, where’s the resounding support for an incumbent President?
Losing a cumulative of 10 Governorships, 60 house seats and 8 Senate seats after 4 years isn’t exactly a mandate of approval since this includes losing Majority support among Governors and the House and possibly the popular vote.
Isn’t that the same jerk that said imposing a state income tax in the middle of a recession would be like throwing gasoline on water? I heard him say that in person at QVCC in Danielson 1990.
That sounded like a promise not to impose one to me but once elected that is the first thing he did.
I happen to think an income tax is a better, fairer system than the sales tax but he promised not to do it. He won on that promise. Betraying his promise did not make him brave, it made him a liar.
I am really sorry I voted for him in 1988. Once I found out more of his record, I was glad he lost. He was a lousy governor too.
The worst thing he did was appointing Katz to the State Supreme Court.
Which begs the questions “How did the Judicial appointeees become the real legislature and how did Judicial appointeees become the legacy of any Governor or President?
As we’ve seen time and time again the popular vote and non-judicial branches are over-ridden, refined and filtered by the judiciary. The rest is political theater.
There used to be a time in law school when they taught the 3 little pigs and the house of straw, the house of wood, and the house of bricks. In the case of gay marriage or the Equal Rights Amendment, state amendments are the house of bricks. Legislation is the houae of wood, and judicial decree, precedent or administrative mandates are the house of straw just waiting for another court to over-ride the over-reaching opinons of judicial or administrative activists.
Much of Katz’s work can still be undone
I wish we could put that cop-killer Terry Johnson (and his brother for that matter) back on Death Row where they belong.
Water? I think I meant fire…
Sorry — I was taken in by the “truly.”
Yes, sincere apologies for my little verbal ineptitude. The “truly” applies to the satisfaction I could take if our central planners were to have to follow the logic of their big ideas, and give dough to such an unattractive and politically inappropriate job-creator. The ineptitude lies in the poorly devised sarcasm in regards to the rip-off of the taxpayers by our atty. Governor. I truly don’t want WWE,NBC, ESPN, or any other outfit getting borrowed bucks from our ambitious pols.
What’s your opinion on WWE gettin tax dollars,though?
Who is Katz?
The election is too close to call. But if Obama loses, then we will have a liberal republican to be the next president.
For all of you who cannot wait for President Romnesia the Flip Flopper to assume office, I’m not all that disappointed.
Good day to y’all.
If there is a president Romney, I hope he fails! We don’t need a return to the stupidity of the GW Bush era.
But if a president fails, especially with the help of congressional opposition, the country suffers. No?
Absolutely. my arguments against Rush, but we will suffer either way, more so if Romney folk gets their way.
equality: I hope you know that you sound like the room of Republicans that erupted in applause when the Olympics committee passed on Chicago. I thought they were all rather small-minded as I would expect conservatives to be. There is no need to have a liberal use the same foul formula.
Understood. Sometimes this campaign is like “the Great Race” movie where Natalie Wood, is involved in a pie throwing fight and you just keep involved not because you like throwing cream pies at folks but because if you don’t, you wouldn’t be able to enjoy the sight of Natalie in her outfit. Well we do not have such a delicious distraction on this topic, just a bunch of folk tossing BS pies and when ya sort it out & realize why the room is so brown & you’ve just been tossing back what was being thrown at you, ya just smarten up, if your lucky, and take a hot shower, clean the DVD drives and find another form of expression.
I confess to have voted for McGovern in 1972. But, he was an honorable man not entirely void of common sense like our present day Dems. Hadn’t remembered that he ran a hotel here in the Nutmeg State. RIP
In retrospect, I wish I had known more about the hazards and difficulties of such a business, especially during a recession of the kind that hit New England just as I was acquiring the inn’s 43-year leasehold. I also wish that during the years I was in public office, I had had this firsthand experience about the difficulties business people face every day. That knowledge would have made me a better U.S. senator and a more understanding presidential contender.
Today we are much closer to a general acknowledgment that government must encourage business to expand and grow. Bill Clinton, Paul Tsongas, Bob Kerrey and others have, I believe, changed the debate of our party. We intuitively know that to create job opportunities we need entrepreneurs who will risk their capital against an expected payoff. Too often, however, public policy does not consider whether we are choking off those opportunities.
When Uncle Joe Biden threw the CIA under the bus during the VP debate…you knew they were not going to allow that happen without getting a little of their own back. Just hours before the final debate, we now learn that there was a drone above the consulate in Benghazi during the Sept 11 attack! Talk about a case of poor timing for Obama! President Leads From Behind won’t be able to hide behide Bob Schiefer tonight on this issue. Obama now doesn’t have egg on his face, he has 57 omelettes…one for each state Barry claims we have.
Poor ESPN, they thought that they had a rating’s winner with the Bears and the Lions. I think I’ll tune into the Good vs. Evil debate. Evil’s got some explaining to do…talk about must see TV!
On the other hand…
“McGovern Said Wednesday He Has Decided To Endorse Barack Obama.”
(Dennis Gale, “McGovern, Former Clinton Backer, Urges Her To Drop Out,” The
Associated Press, 5/7/08)
I confess to HAVING voted for him. As advocated by Tom Stoppard; save the gerund, screw the whales.
Dorothy: I like the word, “prevaricating” and I am going to add it to my vocabulary.
Could you give me another example for its use?
I’d be more than happy to Bill from Susan Campbell’s blog.
As a liberal, Bill from Susan Campbell’s blog can’t help but prevaricate on most of the political subjects he posts.
A bonus sentence for you William:
Bill will prevaricate and yell racism when Obama loses on Novemeber sixth, but the adults realize that the Obama loss is mostly because of his own mismanagement of the White House.
In drag these days?
Susan; So who is it? Who is Dorothy?
Dorothy writing for the Wall Street Journal is probably Dorothy. Dorothy responding to Bill….. well…….
Who who who
Dorothy who didn’t listen to the good witch but rather followed the wicked witch of the west;
Dorothy’s need to prevaricate when confronted with detailed analysis increases owing to this primordial condition of hers as her medications run low as she begins to preserve the chemicals to keep her from the cliff.
And a bonus to you, my dear;
Miss Rabinowitz now only wears the latest in eyeglass fashion and the eye wear is called, “The Prevaricate Line.” And she doesn’t even take them off when sleeping.
Dorothy, Stop being a pretender. You can put your slinky drag clothing back in your closet.
If you don’t I will expose you.
I can’t picture Barry in drag…a Big Bird outfit…yes, in drag…no.
I wasn’t suggesting Obama, Todd.
After seeing the debate last night I have to retract my above Barry in drag/Big Bird post. Barry is not fit to wear a Big Bird costume. He’s far too angry, and that anger might scare away the little ones.
Obama is so predictable…take his teleprompter away and he goes off script. His horses and bayonets comment was a perfect example. In Afghanistan because of the terrain-horses are still being used…bayonets as well. When you don’t have record to run on, you have to try to manufacture a “gotcha” moment and Obama failed bigtime. Romney looked like the incumbent last night while Barry looked like the Chicago punk that he is…petulant, perturbed, and often at times rude. It’s going to be joy to see Barry’s cocksure smirk get wiped off his face as the election results come in on Nov 6th. Adult leadership certainly is going to be refreshing after the comedy of errors we’ve seen from this so-called president. Mitt was far too easy on Obama regarding Benghazi. In the end this election will come down to the economy, and that’s a slam dunk, or a hole- in- one for Mitt, using an couple of analogies that Barry can understand. It’s going to be a landslide-history will repeat itself just like in 1980. Enjoy the ride, and liberals…don’t forget to vote the Chicago Way…early and often!
Nice to see Uncle Joe weighing in on last night’s debate.
Funny coming from a guy who’s not qualified to be a dog catcher. Joe you don’t need to embarass the ticket anymore, Barry’s doing a fine job of that all alone.
Can you smell the desperation in the air? Now it’s coming straight out of Barry’s mouth:
“I don’t want to lose this election.
Not because of what losing would mean for me — Michelle and I will be fine no matter what happens.
But because of what it would mean for our country and middle-class families.
This race is very close.
I’m not willing to watch the progress you and I worked so hard to achieve be undone.”
It’s going to be hoot to see all of the liberals packing up a U-Haul and moving up to Canada.
If this report is correct…shouldn’t Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Susan Rice all resign immediately? http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/24/us-usa-benghazi-emails-idUSBRE89N02C20121024
If this report is correct…shouldn’t Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Susan Rice all resign immediately?
Will Governor Lowell “The Maverick” Weicker come out with a scathing attack on the ideologically blinded, incompetent, and dishonest administration? Will he give us a mea culpa for previous misplaced support for our Hawaiian Prez, and urge all Nutmeggers to rise above petty party politics and vote for Mitt?
No comments on Obama, Clinton, and Rice…Cynical? Imagine if Bush and Condee cooked up some silly story then had John Bolton go on six Sunday morning talk shows to sell the lie…different rules for different parties I guess.
About how Stevens died
Do you think Barry’s going to take the Donald up on his five million dollar challenge Cynical? Boy, oh boy, five million dollars certainly could do a lot of good…don’t ya think?
Conan O’Brian showed his true colors by calling Romney “Mittler”. This is a good sign for the Governor because whenever the opposition starts to compare you to Hitler or a Nazi you know you’ve turned the corner. In politics it’s a jump the shark moment.
O’Brian’s late night competition seems to be choosing to jump the ship.
Jay Leno made a disparaging joke about Obama Tuesday night on The Tonight Show. This has been a rarity for pretty much every comedian in the country over the last five years.
JAY LENO: One of President Obama’s winning points last night was about how sanctions against Iran are crippling their economy. And believe me, if anyone knows how to cripple an economy it’s President Obama.
Leno wasn’t alone. Late night’s other huge Obama Fanboy, David Letterman, on Late Night With David Letterman in a conversation with Rachel Madcow had this to say:
DAVID LETTERMAN, HOST: Here’s what upset me last night, this playing fast and loose with facts. And the President Obama cites the op-ed piece that Romney wrote about Detroit, “Let them go bankrupt, let them go bankrupt,” and last night he brings it up again. “Oh, no, Governor, you said let them go bankrupt, blah blah blah, let them go bankrupt.” And Mitt said, “No, no, check the thing, check the thing, check the thing.”
Now, I don’t care whether you’re Republican or Democrat, you want your president to be telling the truth; you want the contender to be lying. And so what we found out today or soon thereafter that, in fact, the President Obama was not telling the truth about what was excerpted from that op-ed piece. I felt discouraged.
RACHEL MADDOW: Because the “Let Detroit go bankrupt” headline you feel like was inappropriate?
LETTERMAN: Well, the fact the President is invoking it and swearing that he was right and that Romney was wrong and I thought, well, he’s the president of course he’s right. Well, it turned out no, he was taking liberties with that.
“Not telling the truth”… “Taking liberties” = LYING, LYING. Say it Dave, ” Obama was L-Y-I-N-G. ”
I doubt if Dave is going to switch teams when he pulls that lever on November 6, but at least he’s beginning to recognize the deception and he isn’t afraid to bring it up. Unfortunately he’s still trying to provide some layer of cover for his regular guest star though by not invoking the “L” word.
Quite possibly the wall around Obama is coming down. The Lefties in the media are subtly trying to distance themselves from BO. They want to be able to say, “Hey, look, I was tough on the guy.”
I wonder how many more of Obama’s media minions will be scurrying for the gangplanks like rats from a sinking ship.
Obama is making the rounds at NBC (and MTV but who cares). Let’s see if Leno, Brian Williams or the crew at The Today Show spend as much time talking Benghazi as they do Michelle, his kids, dog and White House Beer. All the things undecided voters really want to know two weeks from the election.
Or will Williams get Obama to admit that he knew on day one what was really happening in Benghazi or that he was “taking liberties” during the debate when he stated that it was Congress that requested sequestration and that “it will not happen.”
From the folks a Heritage:
Obama declared that “the sequester is not something that I’ve proposed. It is something that the Congress has proposed.” This was characterized as “mistaken” by Bob Woodward, who stood behind the account of the genesis of this problem in his book The Price of Politics, in which high-ranking Obama aides brought the entire concept to Reid and then sold it to congressional Republicans. Woodward reiterated later, “What the President said is not correct.”
Obama next flatly stated, “It will not happen.” This stunned the wonks and legislators listening, because-despite Press Secretary Jay Carney’s protestations that this has been Obama’s position all along-this is a huge departure from the President’s repeated declaration that he would veto any solution that did not include massive new tax increases.
“Mistaken”…”Not telling the truth”… “Taking liberties” = LYING, LYING, LYING. Say it Bob, ” Obama was L-Y-I-N-G. ” Stop making excuses for the POTUS. He knew exactly what he was saying and it was nothing but a big fat lie.
In the meantime, as the lies and deceptions keep coming the rats continue to leave the ship.
the coward stands aside… Is Lowell Weicker related to the Lowell poet fellow?
Speaking of standing aside, being moderate, willingness to compromise, I understand that Joe Lieberman, Chair of the “Homeland Security” Committee, says he’ll have hearings on the Benghazi catastrophe and debacle… after the election. Pre-hearing info gathering requires time.
Rosa Delauro/Ronnie Woods; separated at birth.
Geez. Another American “Thinker” who’s too shy to post his own links:
Oh no, you too Ed!
Ah Dorothy Dorothy……
Diane, are you stealing again?
It’s Code Red in Moonbat nation
The moonbats are melting down. They look at the polls, they see Romney ahead, and they react the only way they know how — badly.
And even as Colin has taken down some of the stolen articles, another one is posted — the above one from American “Thinker” (again):
Maybe Colin should just give this blog over to our friend who keeps cutting-and-pasting from such stellar sites as American “Thinker,” and then start a new one for the rest of us. Here’s Toplansky’s link: