Blogging hiatus for a few days

November 7, 2012

I need to decide whether I want to still be involved in the political process as a sort of California Republican – someone who knows that, no matter what he does, the worse candidate will always win, the awful policy will always become law, and his fellow voters will keep their feet firmly on the gas pedal as their civilization races towards the cliff.

64 Responses to Blogging hiatus for a few days

  1. Kamimeni on November 7, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    You mean where you ban those who tell you reality rather than what you want to believe?
    Take a hard look in the mirror. You contributed to the Romney campaign, financially but also blogging in a one-sided fashion in his favor with polls like why won’t people just vote for Romney, or how much is Obama helped by Romney’s loss yesterday?

    It’s not out of possibility that your blogging moved the Michigan primary, which is the day Romney sealed the nomination. If he loses that, the money men give up on him. It was even announced beforehand.

  2. Mad Dog on November 7, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Kind of funny all the times you commented on the lying liberal media mainstream media. As it turns out you were the liar who drank the kool-aid.

    I was reading earlier that Obama is going to release his college transcripts his electoral college transcripts that is.

    BTW Poli you’re a huge suck and a baby. Go lick your wounds in the corner like the sad sack you are.


    • Phatboy on November 7, 2012 at 9:46 pm


  3. BobSmith71 on November 7, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I hope you do decide to come back after a hiatus. I have appreciated the information you posted and have shared it with friends and family. I realize the future seems dim at this point, but just keep in mind that there WERE millions who voted against Obama. Conservatives will win some and lose some. I am concerned that we are slowly losing the war even if we win some battles, but what other option do we have? Just ignore it and let our country be turned into Greece? I refuse to quietly let that happen.

  4. basokla on November 7, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    At least you are not Erick Erickson. He and his co-horts at RedState are complete losers who use the banner of “conservative” to get paid. And look like giant vag’s in the process.

    I really appreciate the fact that you allow opinions to be unfiltered. Unlike the RedState Gestapo.

    Take care and hope you return. We all probably need a break.

  5. Jake on November 7, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Oh boo-fucking-hoo! So your guy lost the election. Man up and stop being a melodramatic little bitch.

    Time to re-evaluate where you get your political information. The same sources that promised a Romney landslide are the ones filling your head with wild accusations and assessments of Obama.

    • Goonions on November 7, 2012 at 5:10 pm

      Hey my friend, you better be careful what you wish for. Your guy won so I have a question for you. When will he take responsibility for the economy? Is he going to play the child and keep blaming Bush or man up? He has had control for four years now and has made no progress. Will he take responsibility in two more years? Does he even have a plan for job growth or is it just better for him to keep the peasants happy with a few crumbs? I say raise the taxes on the wealthy. Take it and blow it out the green jobs tail pipe. By the way, the wealthiest counties in the US voted for Obama. They can now fund his agenda out of their pockets.

      Yahoo if a liberal outfit and the survey was done by CNBC. Tax em baby, tax em!!!!

    • it's me on November 7, 2012 at 5:45 pm

      Hey man. We are friends, but the facts still escape you. You are not hard to spot.

      • Goonions on November 7, 2012 at 11:27 pm

        And exactly which facts are you talking about? Can’t expect much from liberals as you have no facts. I asked a question for your liberals. When will Obama take responsibility for the economy. Has to at some point or he really is a liar with no plan whatsoever.

  6. Jim,MtnViewCA,USA on November 7, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    A potential blogging topic for the future? People who lose their jobs due to the Obama economy. “Unexpectedly”.
    First example that I’ve seen is this one from a Ron Paul econ site:

  7. RedStateGal on November 7, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Wow. Even when they win, liberals are mean-spirited, harsh and deceptive, lying even to themselves. And they wonder why we don’t want them to be our new overlords.
    Poli, thanks for the information over this season. I hope you’ll be back to continue the battle of ideas.

  8. Mad Dog on November 7, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    The earlier Mad Dog was not the real Mad Dog. The fake Mad Dog is a psychopathic pedaphile.

    • Jim,MtnView,Ca,USA on November 7, 2012 at 8:22 pm

      Sen Harry Reid? Is that you?
      Come to think of it, I’ve never see the earlier Mad Dog and Harry at the same place and time before….hmmm….

  9. Wild48cat on November 7, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Well all you left wing dopes, we are still 16 trillion in debt and your hero wants to ri g it up to almost 20 trillion. Maybe you can figure out a way for us conservatives to pick up the tab. You may want to hide from the debt but it will find you . Hope you feel food about yourselves. By the way, in anticipation for the higher tax rates to pay for this crap, I had to lay off a couple more workers.. Too bad you were not working for me.

  10. it's me on November 7, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    When national health care kicks in fully, I will be cutting many back to part time status. I’ll take a cut in profit, but the lights must stay on… Good job guys!

    • rebecca on November 7, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      So, what happens when they get cancer? Too bad? Die quickly?

      How do we allow people to not have health care/insurance in this country?

      FWIW, I don’t think insurance should be tied to employment at all! Wouldn’t you like that as a business owner (or whatever you are to say what you said). It’s such a crazy way to do it if you think about it. Nuts.

      • Phatboy on November 7, 2012 at 9:53 pm

        yes, tying insurance to employment is stupid. Worse yet would be single payer health care.

      • it's me on November 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm

        Insurance is in no way tied to employment. How old are you?!? Insurance is a part of their salary compensation offered by myself to attract a higher caliber of employee.. If not offered medical insurance, they are able to purchase it on their own. This site appears to attract a younger crowd, middle school perhaps?

  11. fremont on November 7, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    enjoy your time off. if you can handle living in washington state, you can handle anything.
    the explanation for all this is in the “Bell Curve”

  12. Wild48cat on November 7, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Red state gal, you said it best, lying to themselves. Nuff said

  13. Meltdown Meter on November 7, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    For the record, this is meltdown number 7 for this blog.

    You can no longer parody it.


    • Evan3457 on November 7, 2012 at 6:35 pm

      Not 7 meltdowns. Just one.

      That will go on for at least 4 more years.

      And you’ll get to come along for the ride, too. So mock away.

      While you can.

      • Goonions on November 7, 2012 at 11:35 pm

        Evan, we will see if they come back a year from now when their savior has totally melted the economy. He has no barriers now. Gonna be interesting to see what comes out of his bags of tricks now and he no longer needs the 47% to drag him over the line. They were pulling the bus but now they can go under the bus. Gonna be fun to watch the libs heads explode as their utopia vanishes.

  14. The Real Mad Dog on November 7, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Some things are constant:

    Obama is still President, by American decision

    This country is still great

    I, Mad Dog, am still a total loser.

  15. Goonions, loser on November 7, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Well, Goonions won’t man up, he is hiding behind a new name.

    Why is that, friend?

    • Goonions on November 7, 2012 at 11:38 pm

      What new name? I have been using Goonions here for quite a while. You liberals make no sense at all. How old are you? Maybe 12!!!

  16. artist on November 7, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    CA and IL are the canaries in the coal mine. Watch them go down, it won’t be much longer.

    They, like Greece, cannot print money. And the House will not allow a federal bailout.


    And faster, please.

  17. artist on November 7, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO—In approving a ballot measure sought by Gov. Jerry Brown to raise taxes for several years, Californians took a step toward improving the state’s fiscal situation and avoiding education cuts.




  18. rebecca on November 7, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    I often feel the same way living in Indiana, and trying to have a conversation with folks that read you, listen to Rush, and watch Fox.

    • Phatboy on November 7, 2012 at 10:04 pm

      You sure you didn’t mean “Faux”? That’s what all the progressives call it you know?
      You and your ilk own it. Obama is inheriting his own mess.

  19. Sri on November 7, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    The break will do you a world of good. Get out of town if you can, but if work keeps you tied down, at least do other things than you normally do. Visit old friends, spend time with kids etc., and regain your sense of perspective on life. Go spend some time in the mountains, safely.

    Obama winning is terrible news, especially for people trying to find a job, but few events are a permanent disaster.

  20. jay in Peru on November 8, 2012 at 4:00 am

    The message is very simple: NEVER,NEVER,NEVER give up. This is a war and it`s not over yet.
    Our cause is just and as they say in spanish, “A Dios rogando y con el mazo dando” in other words praying to God and hammering away.
    Keep up the good fight!

    • artist on November 8, 2012 at 6:50 am

      Jay, Do you own that company in Peru?

  21. I AM - on November 8, 2012 at 4:25 am

    Enjoy your time off read a book you could do with some educating and lay off eating the paint chips.

    I hope you learned something this election cycle primarily that you’re wrong and dumb and turning people off of conservationism and that being stupid isn’t okay and that your predictions aren’t worth writing let alone reading and the GOP is dead and the “pundits” you get your programing from are little more than charlatans in this for the money.

    Looking at the headlines off this blog for the last couple of weeks. BWAHAHAHAHA Good Times!!!

    Way to call it Poli you are so tuned in so connected and so WRONG!!!

  22. Mad Dog on November 8, 2012 at 5:29 am

    I AM (formerly I am on) remains a psychopathic pedaphile, despite what happened in the election.

  23. ken_phd on November 8, 2012 at 5:47 am


    With 98% of the black voters supporting the Democratic candidate, they determined the winner of the election.

    Next time you hear a candidate pull the race card, remember that.

    • Lori Byrd on November 8, 2012 at 5:55 am

      Release the Whitey Tape!

  24. Sunny Optimist on November 8, 2012 at 5:52 am

    What a shame! I love your insightful blog and all the lovely comments it attracts.

    Oh well, see you in 2016!

  25. IP727 on November 8, 2012 at 6:19 am

    A U. S. Navy destroyer stops four Mexicans in a row boat rowing towards California.

    The Captain gets on the loud- hailer and shouts, “Ahoy, small craft. Where are you headed?”

    One of the Mexicans puts down his oar, stands up, and shouts, “We are invading the

    United States of America!”

    The entire crew of the destroyer double over in laughter. When the Captain is finally able

    to catch his breath, he gets back on the loud-hailer and asks, “Just the four of you?”

    The same Mexican stands up again and shouts, “No, we’re the last four. The rest are already there!”

  26. artist on November 8, 2012 at 6:48 am


  27. Arizona CJ on November 8, 2012 at 8:11 am

    I am in a similar boat to Poli. In my case, the decision was whether or not to go Galt for real.

    I have a small business. In the current economy, it’s not making enough money to be worth the time I put in, and much of that timer is wasted dealing with government red tape.

    “Going Galt” has been on my mind for years. What does that mean? Shutting my business, moving to the middle of nowhere, and focusing on asset retention and tax avoidance instead of being a productive member of society.

    The moving to the middle of nowhere part… that’s not an issue for me, as I already live there. No move required.

    That left shutting my business. I was ready to do it Tuesday night, but decided to wait and see if there was any hope, or if I was just being emotional.

    Nope, I still feel the same today. It’s just not worth the hassles of being an employer anymore… Of the 60 hour weeks. I handed out the termination notices this morning. I’m shutting down, I’m gone. The fact that my five employees are democrats wasn’t a cause, but it made it so much sweeter when I let them know why they were now unemployed.

    I’ll spend my days relaxing and traveling, as well as figuring out how to be as much of a burden on and thorn in the side of the government as I can. I don’t need their help to get by, but I’ll enjoy what I can take. After all, if ya can’t beat ’em, join ’em, and the takers won. So I’ll take. I have no reason not to.

    As the old saying goes, sometimes living well is the best revenge.

    • Jim,MtnViewCA,USA on November 8, 2012 at 9:40 am

      Good luck 🙂
      From the energy of your posts, I suspect you may not be idle long, though. If you pick up useful ideas on how to shield money, how to move assets off-shore and so on, be sure to pass them along.
      We should all be using the underground cash economy wherever possible. You should routinely ask “do you give a discount for cash?” and pay in cash for stuff when you can.

      In my case, we are hit by CA Prop 30. Sometimes called the “millionaire’s tax”, it actually kicks in at $250K. My family has two solid incomes plus savings which generate some money as well. At this point we need to sit down and figure out if going with one income makes more sense. We could reduce a lot of expenses (after school child care is an example), and life would be more fun, less stressed. We’d reduce our spending so we’d no longer be pumping money into the economy.
      This is the whole issue of going Galt, of course. You get a vicious cycle grinding lower instead of a virtuous circle of positive feedback.

    • Earl on November 8, 2012 at 9:41 am

      CJ…Good for you. Although I dont own a business Im following the same path. Sheltering much of my income so the redistributionists can get at it. I’ll retire out of the Northeast tax hell hole and move to saner parts. Obama can raise taxes all he wants. In fact he can turn the the nation into Detroit if he likes. I’ll be out of harms way figuring how to become part of the 47%. To all you young people who voted for this, enjoy paying this all off for the next 40 years…morons. I’ll really enjoy taking your tax money while you scrimp to save to buy a home, raise a family and put your kids through school. I just want you to know that I’ll be using YOUR contributions to my financial welfare to buy frivolous things that I don’t really need, while you can’t even afford to buy necessities. See how that works? Aint socialism grand!

      • Gerry Owen on November 9, 2012 at 4:04 pm

        Hi Earl!
        See you soon in TX. Evacuate while you are able.

  28. Jim,MtnViewCA,USA on November 8, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Poli, when you come back, there’s an issue I see percolating and would be interested in your take on it.
    I’m seeing snips here and there about turnout. Did Romney really get fewer votes than McCain? Did Romney really get fewer Repub votes than McCain? Seems unlikely but I don’t follow the numbers like you so it’s hard to say for sure.

    Plus there are a couple of disconnects, example
    1) Wisconsin
    They turned back the Walker recall. And they elected a stronger Repub contingent to the state gov’t. But Romney and Senate candidate Thompson both lost.
    2) House
    The presidency and the Senate and many ballot issues (CA Prop 30: ouch!) went to the Dems quite easily. But the House stayed steady.
    How come?

    • Dismantle ObamaCare on November 8, 2012 at 9:39 am

      Yeah – very important questions that the GOP has to ponder. I get that everyone is upset and down, but we have a country to save. Pull it together and get out there fighting.

      I wonder if Scott Brown would be interested in running against John Kerry next year? The economy is headed for recession and with ObamaCare being implemented, I think we could take back the senate. We have to fight for it though.

      • Kamimeni on November 8, 2012 at 10:02 am

        Fighting for what? The nomination process has been rigged for whoever can raise more corporate money fastest. This was the one year that they stretched things out, and it nearly derailed the Romney train. Now the establishment has pulled a special trick. They nominate both the establishment guy, AND the conservative challenger to their guy. Romney and McCain, with Fred Thompson joining in to kill off Huckabee. Then Romney is the establishment guy, and all others are driven out save for Perry, who immediately is sent to get the neo-con training. Watch that Fox News Special Report Roundtable, he’s staring at Kristol the whole time. Gingrich and Santorum were on small budgets who would not have survived under old rules which are now new rules.

    • Kamimeni on November 8, 2012 at 9:49 am

      Poli and others on this site didn’t listen when a certain commenter pointed out that the don’t recall Walker electorate was supporting Obama by 7 points. That guy was banned as a Ron Paul loving troll. Then the Republican get out the vote effort failed. For all their talk, it appears they were not as well organized as 2012.

      • Anonymous un-Paulbot on November 9, 2012 at 7:32 am

        Every Ron Paul supporter I know voted for Obama so you can shut the fuck up.

        The paulbots helped Obama win even more than the lying media so go fuck yourself.

  29. Dismantle ObamaCare on November 8, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Poli – I have been reading your site for ten years. As a blue stater myself, I understand your fears and frustration, but remind you that nothing is over YET. The GOP has alot of influence at the state level and we do have subponea power. Yes, the press is in the tank for Obama, but that’s why we need people like you out there fighting the good fight.

    It’s not over YET. The GOP has to regroup and make some tough decisions on how to move forward. Pick your battles wisely.

    We have red state senate Dems up for re-election in ’14 – when ObamaCare is finally implemented. This fight is far from over.

    • I Am on November 8, 2012 at 9:56 am

      What a load of crap. Pew research center “15% of campaign stores about Obama were positive, 32% were negative and 53% were mixed. For Romeny it was 14% positive, 32% negative and 55% mixed.”

      You really need to stop watching Fox News and get your news from a reliable source like Poli BWAHAHAHAHA!!!! Get your head out of your ass and out of the GOP alternate reality bubble.

      • Dismantle ObamaCare on November 8, 2012 at 10:05 am

        Be nice – that alternate reality bubble has subpoena power over your President and could SHATTER the debt ceiling if they choose to.

  30. Kamimeni on November 8, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Oh and get out of the bubble. Poli is a hardliner on immigration, but ended up supporting a nominee who supports the Dream Act.

    Other than that, Poli is totally disconnected from what is happening on the ground. You were warned that the actual running ads depicted Romney as a tax increaser who ships job overseas.

    Social issues were big for the voters who stayed home. You can whine that now they will be hurt more, but they saw no difference with Romney. He was a rich billionaire secularist, and you fell for the idea that this would be won in the suburbs with a truce on social issues.

    • rightwingyahoo on November 8, 2012 at 7:32 pm

      Fine, so now they suffer when they could have avoided it. No sympathy for those who didn’t vote, and into the wood chipper their elderly will go under Ogabecare.

      They didn’t care, why should I?

      Stop blaming Romney, Gingrich and Perry would both have done worse than Romney did, as Bachmann would have done, unfortunately, and Huntsman.

      The only ones capable of possibly running up to Romney’s level were Pawlenty, and Palin, but neither would have won, and their polling confirmed it.

  31. Kamimeni on November 8, 2012 at 9:57 am

    You opposed Rick Perry because of the Dream Act, and ended up with a nominee who largely supports the Dream Act, but would not connect to millions of voters. Let the Left bash Rick Perry as an idiot. You think those seniors who stayed home for the first time ever wouldn’t have voted for the Air Force guy? What about the blue collar voters who saw him create jobs in Texas? Who see he shares their values?

    • rightwingyahoo on November 8, 2012 at 7:26 pm

      Rick Perry was an idiot, and he was far worse on immigration on his best day, than Romney on his worst.

      You want to yell about Romney, you sissy, go ahead, but let’s not say things we both know are fabrications.

      Perry was an open, bragging, left-winger on immigration, fully supportive of the reconquista and willing to use lefty talking points to drive us there.

      Romney was never like that. So Fuck you.

    • rightwingyahoo on November 8, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      Because of GWB in the 90s and Rick Perry up to now, Texas will be a deep blue state in 2020, so you can shut the fuck up about your amnesty candidates.

  32. Kamimeni on November 8, 2012 at 10:51 am

    The problems were predicted 10 months earlier. All those down-ballot candidates who were free to run their own races ended up losing as well, though they generally ran behind Romney.

  33. IP727 on November 8, 2012 at 12:12 pm


  34. El on November 8, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    to Artist –

    Obama won’t need the House to bail out the big blue states. He can do that via Royal Edict using Bernanke’s imaginary money. If he can pass the Dream Act without Congress, you can bet he’ll do plenty more than that now that he’s “more flexible”.

  35. IP727 on November 8, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Boehner will cave on most major issues. He already has on amnesty.

    • rightwingyahoo on November 8, 2012 at 7:28 pm

      Boehner gets tossed from the helicopter.