Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Mixed Nuts edition

Good morning everyone! The iso chamber’s chock full of the nutty-buddy Freeperati’s funky filberts and pea-nutty goodness, so let’s get to it!

First up –Mama Said Throw You Off!

GOP Rep. Physically Threatens Reporter After Being Asked About Campaign Corruption (Video at Link)
realclearpolitics.com ^

Posted on 1‎/‎30‎/‎2014‎ ‎6‎:‎01‎:‎40‎ ‎AM by tsowellfan

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) threatens a NY1 reporter after he is asked about campaign corruption during a post-SOTU interview.

“Let me be clear to you, you ever do that to me again I’ll throw you off this f***ing balcony,” Grimm said, according to NY1.

“It’s a valid question,” Michael Scotto, the reporter, told Grimm.

“No, no, you’re not man enough, you’re not man enough. I’ll break you in half. Like a boy,” Grimm responded.

Here is the transcript released by NY1…

1 posted on 1‎/‎30‎/‎2014‎ ‎6‎:‎01‎:‎40‎ ‎AM by tsowellfan

Let me see – I wonder what the Freeperati reaction will be?

I’m guessing equal parts “Democrats threaten to throw reporters off the balcony all the time” and “he should have slit the reporter’s throat on camera to show he wasn’t bluffing”.

To: tsowellfan

The MSM was why they ONLY focus on the GOP.

Their Answer:
“When Democrats do this, it is a GOOD thing”.

3 posted on ‎1‎/‎30‎/‎2014‎ ‎6‎:‎04‎:‎16‎ ‎AM by Diogenesis
Check…

To: cincinnati65

Personally, I’m glad he got in the little weasel’s face. I enjoyed the “Uh-oh” moment the “reporter” had when he realized he messed with the wrong guy.

We’re always saying how GOP folk never fight back, and then when they do, some just bemoan it.

25 posted on ‎1‎/‎30‎/‎2014‎ ‎7‎:‎22‎:‎57‎ ‎AM by NFHale (The Second Amendment – By Any Means Necessary.)
And – check. I have the easiest job in the world!
Some of the Freeperati have the wits to be embarrassed:

To: tsowellfan

Yes, there is a double standard. However this classless moron is probably guilty. Even if innocent he should be working in a transfer station.

5 posted on 1‎/‎30‎/‎2014‎ ‎6‎:‎10‎:‎42‎ ‎AM by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)

To: tsowellfan

The best and brightest conservative are not in politics. They are out there creating wealth. That leaves the second string running for office and staying there forever.

9 posted on 1‎/‎30‎/‎2014‎ ‎6‎:‎21‎:‎11‎ ‎AM by HChampagne

To: NFHale
Personally, I’m glad he got in the little weasel’s face. I enjoyed the “Uh-oh” moment the “reporter” had when he realized he messed with the wrong guy.

He is the “wrong guy” for threatening to throw the reporter over the balcany, NOT because he represents our side and the media finally got “put in its place” but because this man is being probed by the FBI over a crooked fundraiser who supposedly helped Rep. Michael Grimm raise illegal funds in 2010 in exchange for the candidate’s promise to help him obtain a green card.

This congressman may or may not be guilty but to go as far as making such a threat to a civilian on camera in order to avoid discussing the issue surely does not make him look innocent.

He’s a stupid politician to say the least.

We have enough government officials from the other side threatening the opposition (ie the IRS scandal) without others from our side doing the same thing on LIVE camera.

How can we expect the House to go after those behind the IRS scandal if they also have similar skeletons in the closet.

This man could do more harm than good.

27 posted on ‎1‎/‎30‎/‎2014‎ ‎7‎:‎40‎:‎46‎ ‎AM by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
And some of them were just pissed that Grimm apologised (after he realized that it was all on tape and had gone viral) :

To: freedomfiter2

How bad is it with the GOP these days? Bad enough that I’m thinking this guy needs to be in a leadership position. At least he has some spine.

15 posted on 1‎/‎30‎/‎2014‎ ‎6‎:‎53‎:‎11‎ ‎AM by rbg81
To: rbg81

Unfortunately there’s nothing on the top of his spine.

21 posted on 1‎/‎30‎/‎2014‎ ‎7‎:‎03‎:‎11‎ ‎AM by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)

To: cincinnati65

Personally, I’m glad he got in the little weasel’s face. I enjoyed the “Uh-oh” moment the “reporter” had when he realized he messed with the wrong guy this nutjob was crazy enough to threaten assault on camera.

FIFY.

We’re always saying how GOP folk never fight back, and then when they do, some just bemoan it.

25 posted on ‎1‎/‎30‎/‎2014‎ ‎7‎:‎22‎:‎57‎ ‎AM by NFHale (The Second Amendment – By Any Means Necessary.)

So – let’s recap:

Democrats threaten reporters with physical violence all the time, even though this has never happened.
Republicans are brave, except when they don’t actually follow up on their threats and are spineless enough to apologize after they realize they fucked up on an epic scale.
No wonder they’re afraid of us!
Odds and ends after the balcony toss…

Will these threats of physical violence from Democrats never end?

MCCONNELL: TEA PARTY ‘BULLIES’ WHO NEED PUNCH IN NOSEBreitbart ^ | November 22, 2013 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on ‎11‎/‎22‎/‎2013‎ ‎11‎:‎34‎:‎00‎ ‎AM by Star Traveler

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on a conference call organized by Karl Rove’s Crossroads organization for large donors and their advisers on Oct. 30 that the Tea Party movement, in his view, is a “nothing but a bunch of bullies” that he plans to “punch … in the nose.”

On the call, according to a donor who was on it, McConnell personally named Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) as Tea Party conservatives he views as problematic for him. “The bulk of it was an attack on the Tea Party in general, Cruz in particular,” the source, a prominent donor, said in a phone interview with Breitbart News.

But the most memorable line came at the end of the call.

“McConnell said the Tea Party was ‘nothing but a bunch of bullies,'” the source said. “And he said ‘you know how you deal with schoolyard bullies? You punch them in the nose and that’s what we’re going to do.'”

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I hope the Tea Party punches him in the nose, this next election!
1 posted on 11‎/‎22‎/‎2013‎ ‎11‎:‎34‎:‎00‎ ‎AM by Star Traveler
IT’S A TWOFER!!

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To: Star Traveler

Sir, you are SO toast.

3 posted on 11‎/‎22‎/‎2013‎ ‎11‎:‎35‎:‎35‎ ‎AM by ThePatriotsFlag

To: Star Traveler

Someone needs to recommend that Mitch order his packing boxes next week so he gets an early start.

4 posted on 11‎/‎22‎/‎2013‎ ‎11‎:‎35‎:‎45‎ ‎AM by ExTexasRedhead

To: Star Traveler

It is time to replace this party, folks. Now or never. I have never been a third party type, and I am not now, but this party needs to go.

6 posted on ‎11‎/‎22‎/‎2013‎ ‎11‎:‎37‎:‎46‎ ‎AM by Phillyred
I couldn’t agree more. You could call yourself “The 18% Party”.

To: Star Traveler

Where are the Kentucky Al Qaeda when you need them?

9 posted on 11‎/‎22‎/‎2013‎ ‎11‎:‎38‎:‎42‎ ‎AM by AlmaKing
DuckDynastyJihadis
Wrong state, but thanks for playing!

To: Star Traveler

You are going to get the beating of your life you chinless pos.

14 posted on ‎11‎/‎22‎/‎2013‎ ‎11‎:‎39‎:‎54‎ ‎AM by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
Be-careful-what-you-wish-for

To: Star Traveler

Dump McConnell, Big Government Republican and Dingy Reid’s Best Friend Forever.

Elect solid conservative Matt Bevin:

https://mattbevin.com/

37 posted on 11‎/‎22‎/‎2013‎ ‎11‎:‎46‎:‎04‎ ‎AM by SharpRightTurn

To: Star Traveler
Punch back with a contribution to the campaign of Matt Bevin. Bevin is opposing McConnell in the Kentucky primary in 2014.

I suggest making the contribution through the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF), a group of patriots that McConnell hates. 100% of your contribution through SCF reaches the candidate. SCF was the group that first introduced Ted Cruz to me with their endorsement of Cruz for the U.S. Senate seat in my home state of Texas.

https://secure.senateconservatives.com/step1

50 posted on 11‎/‎22‎/‎2013‎ ‎11‎:‎52‎:‎21‎ ‎AM by Unmarked Package
MATT, MATT – HE’S OUR MAN!
IF HE CAN’T DO IT, NO ONE CAN!!

“We have way too much partisanship in Washington,” Matt Bevin told a Republican audience in Hardin County, Ky., on Monday. “And it shouldn’t be a function of, you know, the Democrats are this, therefore the Republicans have to be opposed to it or vice versa. It’s got to be what’s in the best interest of this country. Shutting down the government is ridiculous.”

He went on: “This idea of us being bomb throwers, being zealots who, ‘It’s my way or the highway’ — that’s craziness. Government is about negotiation, government is about compromise.”

Uh oh.

To: Star Traveler
“McConnell said the Tea Party was ‘nothing but a bunch of bullies,'” the source said

Bullies are strong and their victims are weak.

Mitch lets slip that he thinks the Tea Party is stronger than he is.

51 posted on ‎11‎/‎22‎/‎2013‎ ‎11‎:‎52‎:‎49‎ ‎AM by FreeReign
Interesting concept.
So a bully is admirable and his victim is pathetic?
Fuck Mitch McConnell and pussy boy Matt Bevin –this guy is the living, breathing essence of what the GOP has become.

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To: Jim Robinson
Wouldn’t it be great to have the TEA Party take total control of the Senate in 2015? The first order of business would be to dissolve every single court in the nation that had a liberal judge (Article III, Section 1), and then re-establish those courts with a conservative judge to go along with every one of them?

The Democrats want to go nuclear? They haven’t seen nuclear yet. Do this, and you will get lifetime support from every conservative in America.

58 posted on 11‎/‎22‎/‎2013‎ ‎11‎:‎59‎:‎54‎ ‎AM by Hoodat (Democrats – Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
I’m sure it would be great. Let me know when that happens, wouldja? I’m going to take a little nap.

To: Star Traveler

Seems that Mitch McConnell wants to start his very own “knockout game”.

74 posted on 11‎/‎22‎/‎2013‎ ‎12‎:‎18‎:‎47‎ ‎PM by Gator113 ( Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin and Mike Lee speak for me, most everyone else is just noise.)
Guys – guys – can’t we all just get along??

To: Star Traveler

After getting a swirly in the boys room by dingy harry, he wipes his chins off and calls Ted Cruz and Mike Lee bullies.

81 posted on 11‎/‎22‎/‎2013‎ ‎12‎:‎28‎:‎57‎ ‎PM by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
I guess not.

To: Star Traveler

McConnell is a GOP establishment that needs to go.

????

he doesn’t even know what the Tea Part is.

That makes two of us. Is the Tea Part related to the Teacup Part in any way?

It’s the people, Mitch, and if you fail to listen to them, it will be they whp proverbially punch you in the nose be ejecting you from office…

You got your word salad in my croutons.

which is exactly what we need to see ahppen with these establishment types who believe they are the purviewers of power and decsion making for the rest of us.

America at the Crossroads of History
http://www.jeffhead.com/crossroads.htm

94 posted on 11‎/‎22‎/‎2013‎ ‎12‎:‎39‎:‎16‎ ‎PM by Jeff Head

To: pollywog

Any new polling on Bevin vs the Bitch?

116 posted on 11‎/‎22‎/‎2013‎ ‎3‎:‎03‎:‎18‎ ‎PM by newfreep (Breitbart sent me…)
Ask, and ye shall receive :
The Kentucky senator, who leads the Republicans in the Senate, is ahead of his opponent in the May 20 GOP primary as they reach the final stretch of their campaign, according to a Jan. 2Human Events/Gravis pollof 683 registered Republicans.

Sen. A. Mitchell “Mitch” McConnellwas the choice of 53 percent of respondents compared to 31 percent for Louisville businessman Matthew G. Bevin, said Doug Kaplan, the president of Gravis Marketing, a Florida-based polling companythat conducted the poll.The poll carried a margin of error of 4 percent.

Oops.

To: Star Traveler

Typical quisling RINO. He can’t muster any sort of courage when it comes to fighting the DemoSocialists, but reserves his vitriol for patriots who love America and the Constitution.

I read somewhere that his response to Reid’s change of the Senate rules was, “It’s time to be sad.”

WTF?

FUMM!!

128 posted on ‎11‎/‎22‎/‎2013‎ ‎4‎:‎06‎:‎01‎ ‎PM by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
FUMM?
FinFangFoom
Time for one more oldie – let’s see…
OH NOES!!1! IZ MINORITY??

Are True Conservatives A Minority In America?
Political Realities ^ | 12/13/13 | LD Jackson

Posted on 12‎/‎13‎/‎2013‎ ‎5‎:‎37‎:‎52‎ ‎AM by LD Jackson

In the past few days, much has been written and said about the budget deal worked out between Paul Ryan and Patty Murray. That budget deal passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 332-94. The vote came after a fairly harsh push-back against outside conservative groups like Heritage Action, Club for Growth, Americans for Prosperity, and Freedom Works. Speaker John Boehner made his displeasure for these groups plain for all to see and hear, saying they had lost all credibility, that he didn’t care what they did. Clearly, he is tired of the thorn in his flesh and is pushing back against the groups that he perceives have made his life as Speaker more than a little tough.

This brings me to the subject of this post. Conservatives in America seem to be losing the battle they have fought, not only with liberals, but with the more moderate wing of the Republican Party. I know everyone has different priorities concerning what they would like to see accomplished, but it seems that conservatives are being pushed to the side, in favor of more moderate policies. That’s how it looks to me, at any rate.

I believe the spine we are seeing John Boehner display is a direct result of what happened with the most recent government shutdown. Clearly, conservatives lost that fight in a landslide and Boehner must feel they damaged the GOP brand in the process. I would contend that brand was smashed long ago, but that’s how he must perceive what happened. He is now fighting back against what he sees as a portion of his party that needs to be reined in. Here is portion of what has gone on in Washington, both in public and behind the scenes.

blockquote>Real Clear Politics – But Boehner won’t be taking any pointers from Heritage or the others. “I don’t care what they do,” he said Thursday.

“You know, they pushed us into this fight to defund Obamacare and shut down the government,” Boehner told reporters. “It wasn’t exactly the strategy I had in mind. But if you recall, the day before the government re-opened, one of the people at one of these groups stood up and said, ‘Well, we never really thought it would work.’ Are you kidding me?”

Also this week, a Gallup poll found just 30 percent of Americans view the Tea Party movement favorably — a new low — while 51 percent dislike it.

Last December, Boehner failed to cajole his conference around a “Plan B” proposal to avoid the fiscal cliff, and took heat for bringing up a bill that failed to extend the Bush tax cuts for high earners and needed Democratic help for passage. The speaker felt similar tension when trying to pass legislation for hurricane relief and a Farm Bill that included food stamp funding.

He had pledged to avoid a shutdown this past fall, but allowed his members to follow a strategy heralded by Heritage and its ilk, shutting down the government if the short-term budget included Obamacare funding.

Quickly, GOP approval numbers went from bad to worse.

(snip)

While budget issues have been especially problematic for this Congress, GOP leaders hoped to put it behind them, avoid another shutdown that could damage their approval ratings further, and focus on the Affordable Care Act heading into the midterm year. So when the outside groups spoke out against the Ryan-Murray budget agreement before details were released, Boehner headed to his weekly conference meeting “with a full head of steam,” in the words of one GOP aide. There was a feeling of “we let you guys try it and you drove the car right into a cliff,” the aide said.

Where do conservatives stand from here? Paul Ryan has an obvious point with his warning to the conservatives of his party. If we expect to accomplish anything of substance in Washington, we are going to have to win some elections. I expect to see the House leadership working towards that goal in the mid-term elections next year. Where the real tale will be told is in 2015.

For the moment, let us accept the fact that winning elections is more important. Long-term goals vs. short-term goals. Let us assume the Republicans go into 2015 with a majority of the Senate and the House of Representatives. What comes after that? Will John Boehner still push conservatives into a dark corner and warn them to not come out and play? Or will he use his newly won majority to push for real conservative reforms of our fiscal process? To that point, are there enough true conservatives in America to force that to happen? Or are we a minority who will have to be satisfied with the little tidbits we are thrown from time to time?

I fully understand the point behind this budget deal. I realize we are in a position of limited power and can only accomplish so much. That was never more on display than it was during the fight to defund ObamaCare. I am pragmatic enough to realize how that strategy failed and how we have to look forward to the 2014 elections and beyond. At the same time, I find myself wanting to make sure the Republican Party does not give away their entire soul and body, just for the chance to regain it in 2014.

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1 posted on 12‎/‎13‎/‎2013‎ ‎5‎:‎37‎:‎52‎ ‎AM by LD Jackson

No wonder they always feel persecuted! Minority outreach, anyone?

To: LD Jackson

Sometimes doing the right thing is just unpopular.

3 posted on 12‎/‎13‎/‎2013‎ ‎5‎:‎48‎:‎21‎ ‎AM by EricT. (ARBEIT MACHT FREI- now get back to work you taxpaying peasant!)
But doing the wrong thing is always unpopular.

To: LD Jackson

No we are a majority being tortured by the minority

16 posted on 12‎/‎13‎/‎2013‎ ‎6‎:‎25‎:‎28‎ ‎AM by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
Bullshit

To: Biggirl

“people are NOW waking up and smelling the coffee for a change.”
_______________________________
Yes, but the coffee has already been brewed and being served.
You need to think outside the box.Being a devoted FReeper is great, but we are a very small minority in the scheme of Obumbo’s USSA.
Reality has very hard knocks.

39 posted on ‎12‎/‎13‎/‎2013‎ ‎7‎:‎21‎:‎37‎ ‎AM by AlexW
BanHammer
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To: demshateGod

I’m betting that all the issue positions of the “Tea Party” would poll favorably,

You’d lose that bet.

but then when mentioned by name, the Tea Party itself polls unfavorably.

Gee – I wonder why that is?

There’s only one reason for that – propaganda.

OccamsRazor2

MSM – when/if the SHTF, you’re gonna be decorating the most lampposts.

40 posted on 12‎/‎13‎/‎2013‎ ‎7‎:‎22‎:‎29‎ ‎AM by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist – the latter admits whom he’s working for)

To: AlexW
Being a devoted FReeper is great, but we are a very small minority in the scheme of Obumbo’s USSA. Reality has very hard knocks.

I agree. All his (many) flaws aside, Romney’s “47%” comment was dead on. Half of the country (at least) consists of dedicated statists. Of those who aren’t, how many could be described as “truly” conservative? Half, at best?

64 posted on 12‎/‎13‎/‎2013‎ ‎8‎:‎32‎:‎26‎ ‎AM by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors — and miss. —Robert A. Heinlein)
I love optimists.
Next week, people? Or is it sabbatical time?

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5 thoughts on “Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Mixed Nuts edition

  1. Scott S. says:

    Yeah, the GOP and its most devoted hangers-on desperately want to be the bullies beating up the rest of the world — and the reason Chris Christie has had so many bad-news days lately is because more normal people have twigged to Christie being a bully. No one likes a bully. They lose elections when people realize that bullies will treat their constituents like punching bags. So sorry, freepers.

  2. iceblue2 says:

    What I don’t understand about this group is, what exactly do they want? Do they want the Federal Govt to go away? Would they be disappointed if all their heroes were elected and none of their wishes came true? None of this mattered when GWB was in office. All they bitched about were Dems. So maybe they just need someone to have as an enemy to make their life complete? FIIK. What good is a gun if you can’t kill people with it?

  3. MaryRC says:

    I suggest making the contribution through the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF), a group of patriots that McConnell hates. 100% of your contribution through SCF reaches the candidate.
    Oh honey, no.
    Here’s what the SCF spending categories look like:http://projects.propublica.org/lpacs/pac/senate-conservatives-fund.html.
    That’s right. They spend more on entertainment than they give to candidates.
    But you go right on believing that every dollar goes to the candidates. You should even raise your contribution. The strippers of DC will bless you.

  4. Tommy T says:

    Mary – you reminded me of Miss Juanita Jean with that “Oh honey”.
    Or maybe Molly Ivins..
    Tommy

  5. Snarki, child of Loki says:

    “All his (many) flaws aside, Romney’s “47%” comment was dead on. Half of the country (at least) consists of dedicated statists.”
    So why aren’t they buying those one-way tickets to Somalia?

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