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Quote of the Day

Posted on | February 8, 2012 | 54 Comments

“There are a lot of yellow-stained drawers in Washington Cocktail Party haunts this morning.”
Bill Quick, Daily Pundit

The Establishment is nothing if not confident and, although their confidence was surely shaken by Rick Santorum’s Tuesday sweep, Mitt Romney still has an overwhelming advantage in terms of money.

The Mitt Machine is probably even now gearing up to flood the airwaves in upcoming primary states with TV attack ads highlighting scandals like the time Rick got a C-minus on his fifth-grade report card.

People who don’t live in New Hampshire or South Carolina probably don’t realize that the Romney campaign aired attack ads against Santorum in those states, labelling him a “Washington insider” addicted to “pork barrel spending.” Indeed, one reason Newt was able to beat Mitt in South Carolina is that Santorum’s Iowa win distracted Team Romney from their previous destroy-Newt-at-all-costs mission.

Given that history, I do not underestimate Romney’s continued likelihood of winning the nomination. Beating Mitt is going to be a lot harder than most conservatives imagine, and if you don’t want Romney to be the GOP nominee, you’d better start praying now.

Early this morning at The American Spectator, I outlined a possible strategic scenario that might help stop Mitt. Please read that, and pray.

Also, please go give Rick Santorum some money — $25, $50, $100 — because these “upset miracles” can be kind of expensive.


54 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

  1. Finrod Felagund
    February 9th, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

    This was already tried during Prohibition; it’s where ‘denatured’ alcohol came from.  Needless to say, it didn’t put a dent into the consumption of alcohol, except that some people died.

    As far as I’m concerned, you’re advocating murder, which is against the Ten Commandments.

  2. Pathfinder's wife
    February 9th, 2012 @ 2:03 pm

    I should have also added:
    What drugs are you going to legalize?  All of them, some of them, one or two?  What’s going to be the criteria?
    And how are you going to address what new thing the cartels decide to peddle once you take their big money makers away from them?

    I think the problem is not so much the drugs, but that for a lot of people the real drug is being able to get away with something “naughty”…so legalizing something isn’t going to cure that (now, this argument could work the opposite way, that we might as well legalize drug x, y, and/or z, but in the long run it doesn’t address the societal/law enforcement issues completely).

  3. Finrod Felagund
    February 9th, 2012 @ 2:20 pm

    Personally if it was solely up to me, I’d legalize all drugs.  But that’s not really practical right now.  I would definitely legalize marijuana though– no one in the history of civilization has ever died from an overdose of marijuana, a statement that cannot be made about water, for example.

    What I’m advocating is to get the federal government out of the drug-regulating business entirely and leave it completely to the states.  The federal government does not have the constitutional authority to ban drugs for starters, that’s why alcohol was banned via a constitutional amendment.  Let the states decide what should be legal and what shouldn’t be.  Different states will make different decisions, as is their right, and if legalization is as bad as you think it would be, then it should become apparent in the states that did legalize, and the damage will be limited to them.  If it’s not bad at all, then other states will follow suit, for the simple reason that it costs states money to enforce drug bans, whereas states will make money from taxing legal drugs.

  4. ThePaganTemple
    February 9th, 2012 @ 3:39 pm

     If Romney isn’t the nominee, the national GOP will try to make a deal with whoever is. If no deal is forthcoming, neither will any appreciable amount of money be. Its just the same corrupt deal both parties play and which I doubt we’ll ever be free from.