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Napolitano: “The system worked” – POLITICO Live – POLITICO.com

Pete Hoekstra asked a very relevant question this morning: Why is this president who is “out front” on every other issue (remember the insulation is sexy speech?) silent on anything that is terror related? Why does he have something to say immediately when he thinks cops “act stupidly” but when an Islamofacist tries to blow up a plane, he has nothing to say?

Napolitano (I apologize to all of America, she came from Arizona) says “the system worked” …. after he was caught.

*Insert raised eyebrows and a pregnant pause here*

Janet, you big dummy! Of course the system worked – after a brave, guy from Amsterdam saved the day and a couple hundred lives. Then the system worked because the bomber was treated like a criminal, read his rights and lawyer-ed up!

This guy is not a criminal! He’s a soldier who is at war with us like any other radical Muslim. When are you dummies in government going to figure this out?

These dickheads want to kill us! Do you get it, Janet? When you finally do get it Janet, I hope it’s not too late.

God help us all if they are ever successful…

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Such a class act

H/T to RedState.com:

A complete jackass.  He’s reportedly raised lots of money since his “Republicans want you to die quickly” line on the House floor. Obviously, those follks in Florida that he represents are a real classy bunch, too.

From Politico.com:

“There’s no call for that language. No call for it. That’s absurd. If he was standing here now, I’d say that to him,” said Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.)

“He’s out of control,” added Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who is vice chairwoman of the House Republican Conference.

It’s clear that his colleagues’ opinion of him has suffered.

“Is this news to you that this guy’s one fry short of a Happy Meal?” asked Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.)

You want votes? Return to the Constitution

The Republicans in office still aren’t getting it. They seem to be worried that Limbaugh and Beck will “box them in” and cause them problems with the independent voter. They think that the extremism and loud right pundits will alienate middle voters. These guys are worried that they will be labeled the party of the “angry white man.”

Congressional leaders talk in private of being boxed in by commentators such as Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh — figures who are wildly popular with the conservative base but wildly controversial among other parts of the electorate, and who have proven records of making life miserable for senators and House members critical of their views or influence.

Republicans and independents (by a large margain) are wanting leaders who are first and foremost CONSTITUTIONALISTS. We’re begging for that kind of leadership out of Washington. It’s not about Rush or Glenn – who’s been more than clear that he is NOT a Republican – who both appear, a lot of the time to a lot of people, as angry white men (as much as I like them both.) It’s not about them or other talk radio commentators, it’s about common sense and honoring their Constitutional oath.

“We need more voices,” said House Minority Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia, one of the party’s up-and-coming leaders. “Our party’s challenge has been that we need to be more inclusive — we need to attract the middle again. … When one party controls all the levers of power in Washington, they’re going to try and villainize whoever they can on our side. It gives us an opportunity now to try and harness the energy and point it in a positive direction, so that we can attract the middle of the country to the common-sense conservative views that we have been about as a party.”

Again, Mr. Cantor, if you want to attract the middle, FOLLOW THE CONSTITUTION, PLEDGE TO DO SO, HONOR YOUR OATH OF OFFICE.

If you do those things and stop worrying about pitching the big tent while at the same time worry about being boxed in, you will attract the voters.

People are scared. We are scared of communism and we are afraid of losing our country. The only way we can rescue it is by returning to the exceptionalism that made our country great and will do so again. We are not going to vote based on what Rush or Glenn tell us. We’re smarter than that. We know what we want and what this country needs. We want leaders who are not giving lip service to get votes but who are ready to return to the Founding and the Constitution.

Now, stop the handwringing and start listening and paying attention to what we have been telling you for the last 7 months.

Trust the voters and be true to your oath, that’s all we want.

from Politico.com