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January 04, 2012

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Anne

Badda-Bing! Another good point, Sue. ;)

Clarice

I imagine Stewart appeals to low information youngish collegians and urbanites who imagine themselves way too hip to bother with details like facts.

Porchlight

Everyone has their role. Hannity is kind of boring and not particularly insightful, but he is at least a happy warrior, and because of him more people are steadfast and enthusiastic in their anti-Democratic voting ways. So, okay by me.

Sue

Clarice,

Well, you described who I'm thinking of when I say they get their "news" from Jon Stewart.

Sue

I doubt Hannity has much of an influence in California.

Captain Hate

I imagine Stewart appeals to low information youngish collegians and urbanites who imagine themselves way too hip to bother with details like facts.

It's too bad that it's difficult to be well informed on any topic that goes beyond jokey sound bytes. Unfortunately the acolytes of Ayers don't try to address that.

bgates

David Brooks just said the recess appointments were unconstitutional

But he added that when Obama folded the Constitution to tear out the line about "advise and consent", he creased it ever so dreamily.

Clarice

heh, bgates!!!

centralcal

I doubt Hannity has much of an influence in California.

It doesn't really matter, Sue, because the liberal hells outnumber us. However, conservatives in my parts do listen to Rush, Hannity, Mark Levin, etc. etc. on one of the largest, highest rated talk radio stations in the state. When Hannity joined with the Tea Party and came to the liberal, man-made drought stricken Central Valley, the turnout was huge.

Ignatz

--I doubt Hannity has much of an influence in California.--

He has a considerable following among California Republicans who, though they are outnumbered, may constitute more Republicans than any other state has (don't know the exact numbers). There seem to be an especially large number of Hannity type Republicans here. Not sure why.

centralcal

This tweet about Obama's Pentagon announcement today made me laugh out loud and think instantly of bgates:

gabrielmalor Gabriel Malor
RT @abumuqawama: "We will retain the ability to fight and defeat two adversaries at the same time" ... provided one of them is Luxembourg.

centralcal

Ignatz, I think the "Hannity-type Republicans" are mostly just appreciative that he had given TV air time (devoted a whole show, in fact) to some very difficult issues we face in the ag belt - something no other media or news outlet on a nationwide scale had done.

Sue

Hmmm...okay, strike that. Hannity probably does have a lot of influence in California.

Clarice

CRS on recess appointments--lots of useful info.
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RS21308.pdf

Sue

Wasn't it Rumsfeld that said you go to the war with the army you have not the one you wish you had?

Chubby

Rush is good for the big picture, Hannity is good for the interviews he does (and for engaging lefties more than the others do), and Levin is good for his Constitutional analysis of the issues. Levin's analysis yesterday of Obama's appointments was excellent.

Sue

Chubby,

I love all 3 of them. "Get off the phone you big dope."

Sue

Intruder shot and killed

When I first went to work at the law firm, I asked my boss could I shoot an intruder. His response to me was shoot him and then we'll find out how good a lawyer I really am. His point was don't get killed by an intruder while the law decides if it was legal or not.

Ignatz

--Ignatz, I think the "Hannity-type Republicans" are mostly just appreciative that he had given TV air time (devoted a whole show, in fact) to some very difficult issues we face in the ag belt - something no other media or news outlet on a nationwide scale had done.--

cc,
What I meant was it's surprising how many good old fuddy-duddy type of throwback conservatives there are in CA. I guess I shouldn't be considering how many retired military, ranchers, etc fill the state outside of the coastal hellholes.
Just a demonstration of how stereotypes embed themselves even in the mind of someone who lives in a place his whole life.

Anne

Yeah, but don't let Rush, Levin, etc., do your thinking for you. Your instincts are probably just as good as theirs are, and besides, your requirements from politicians are different than theirs are.

JM Hanes

centralcal:

"70% wanting someone else."

When push comes to shove, 70% or more don't want any of the other candidates either. Romney supporters do seem considerably more "faithful" to their guy, don't you think?

"Hannity interviewing McCain and Romney. Side by side."

It's for the N.H. primary, ccal. NH has been very good to John McCain, and it's the one primary where his endorsement might actually help.


Ignatz:

"He has a considerable following among California Republicans who, though they are outnumbered, may constitute more Republicans than any other state has."

Winner-take-all California is the gift that really does keep on giving to Democratic presidential candidates, isn't it? How much campaigning do they even have to do there? It's a financial sinkhole for the Republican. It's where the Dem comes to fill his coffers.

If California ever went to proportional delegations in the Electoral College, there would be a seismic shift in American presidential politics. Alas, I'm afraid that's the mother of all pipe dreams.

Rocco

WOW bgates, I'm blown away! That was incredible! If anyone's interested, here's a copy of the bill with all of Romney's proposals overridden by the legislature.

http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/SessionLaws/Acts/2006/Chapter58

Ignatz

--If California ever went to proportional delegations in the Electoral College, there would be a seismic shift in American presidential politics. Alas, I'm afraid that's the mother of all pipe dreams.--

Yes it is, JMH. A much more likely solution would be a split of the state. A north/south one is usually proposed but a much more logical one would be an east west split with the coastal counties, with the possible exception of Humboldt and the definite exception of Del Norte, forming their own American version of North Korea and the rest of us living in peace and harmony.
I suspect the biggest impediment to this would not be political but the much more seemingly mundane issue of water security for the commies.

centralcal

JMH:

Romney supporters do seem considerably more "faithful" to their guy, don't you think?

Without doubt.

NH has been very good to John McCain, and it's the one primary where his endorsement might actually help.

Can't argue that, either. However, NH voters aren't the only ones who watched Hannity last night.

daddy

bgates,

Just catching up. I liked your 03:37 response. It's probaaly better than Mitt will do.

Let me read on the rest of the thread and see what others think of it.
I would however like to see you do one on the part of Obama. I think that would be killer and masterful as well.

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