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Whittle Speaks As The GOP Would, Had It Hair #1 Where Necessary

Posted on | December 23, 2011 | 15 Comments

by Smitty

Should we just draft Bill Whittle for POTUS?

Update: Whittle/Gillespie 2012?

I saw that NG clip while going back to YouTube to help float the question of whether the GOP is relatively more feckless than the Australian Greens:

Update II:
During his news conference, when asked if House Republicans “caved”, Boehner said, “Sometimes it’s hard to do the right thing. It may not have politically been the smartest thing in the world, but I’m gonna tell you what, our members waged a good fight.”


15 Responses to “Whittle Speaks As The GOP Would, Had It Hair #1 Where Necessary”

  1. Lisa Graas
    December 23rd, 2011 @ 9:50 am

    Maybe he should be RNC Chairman.

  2. Mark Andrew Edwards
    December 23rd, 2011 @ 10:30 am

    Yes, next question?

  3. ThePaganTemple
    December 23rd, 2011 @ 10:46 am

    This is why people liked Newt, because of all the candidates, he was the one most likely to talk in these terms, or at least that seemed to be the case. And with the exception of Huntsman, Mitt seems to be the one least likely to do so.

  4. smitty
    December 23rd, 2011 @ 10:49 am

    Romney will emit whatever the focus group says will maximize support.

  5. ThePaganTemple
    December 23rd, 2011 @ 11:32 am

    Don’t Republicans deserve a candidate who runs as a Republican?

  6. ThePaganTemple
    December 23rd, 2011 @ 11:42 am

    We better hope Poppa Bush don’t see this. He’ll call Whittle an immature bomb thrower and threaten to make Jeb run. What the GOP needs though isn’t so much a “bomb thrower” as a missile launcher, someone who can engage with surgical precision. Mitt needs to concentrate on being the god of his own planet. I’m glad its never going to be this one. Sodom and Gomorrah would keep right on ass-raping angels and there would be no heathen smiting on his watch.

  7. Serfer62
    December 23rd, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

    TPT not pappa Bush but Barbara the Palin killer

  8. EBL
    December 23rd, 2011 @ 2:27 pm

    I agree.  He should be.  

    Check out this gem.

  9. EBL
    December 23rd, 2011 @ 2:33 pm

    Newt was sort of entertaining with this answer.  

    Of course Newt’s greatest strength is also Newt’s greatest weakness.

  10. Adjoran
    December 23rd, 2011 @ 2:41 pm

    The House conservative/Tea Party contingent just managed to turn a political coup into a defeat.  The Senate overwhelmingly adopted a compromise on the payroll tax deal which included spending cuts and a clause forcing a decision on the Keystone pipeline.  It was a defeat for Obama, he looked weak and ineffectual going into the holiday.  All we had to do was check the box and go home on a roll.

    But nooooooooooo, our genius conservatives couldn’t accept a simple win.  They just had to hold out for more, even though the Senate had already left town.  What, they thought they could force Harry Reid back to town? 

    Boehner has been very gentle with the newbies, giving them enough rein to run until they found out you can’t control Washington with just the House.  But they seem to refuse to learn the lesson.  They earn “A” for effort and spirit, but “F” in reality.  A well-intentioned fool is still a fool.

    If we are going to beat Obama, we have to stop beating ourselves.

  11. Guest
    December 23rd, 2011 @ 9:53 pm

    So hey, let’s go back to doig things like the professional, mature Republicans in Washington did them.
    I mean, we all remember the great victories for America in 2006, and 2008…right?

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  13. higgins1990
    December 24th, 2011 @ 5:51 am

    Whittle does us an injustice by blaming this all on Obama.  The profligate spending during Bush while the GOP controlled both Houses also contributed to this mess.  Getting rid of Obama is only part of the answer.  Getting rid of RINOs should also be mentioned.

  14. smitty
    December 24th, 2011 @ 3:54 pm

    If Obama had done anything like his campaign promises, and not added $4 trillion to the debt, your reply would seem less an exercise in blame shifting.

  15. Anonymous
    December 24th, 2011 @ 6:33 pm

    So you can explain what this chart shows, the fact that until Copperheads took the Congress (which actually spends money under the Constitution) in 2006, the budget was moving towards balance.