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posted at 10:20 pm on September 30, 2008 by Allahpundit

“I don’t think me calling House Republican members would have been that helpful, I tend not to be that persuasive on that side of the aisle.”

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Gee, and here I was all this time thinking Obama was an idiot. Little did I realize he was an idiot and a fraud. This guy can multi-task like no other, that’s for sure.

mr.blacksheep on October 1, 2008 at 12:04 AM

Can he really be THAT stupid?

clnurnberg on October 1, 2008 at 12:04 AM

To believe that Obama should have spent time calling Republican house members to try to get them to support the bill is to be a complete and utter moron.

Why wouldn’t he? Isn’t he the uniter of the Country? Shouldn’t he be inclusive of all?

Or is it that Pelosi et al figured the bailout was in the bag and decided that playing nice with the Republicans wasn’t worth it? Despite the fact that it was massively massively unpopular with most Americans who appeared to call their reps and threatened their jobs.

Pelosi et al misunderestimated the outrage and irritation the American people had with this asinine bailout and misunderestimated the regular American ability to call and bitch.

Obama, Pelosi et al should have called and schmoozed as many Republicans as humanly possible to get this thing passed. Instead, they divided an already divided Congress and lost.

But perhaps the Senate will pass the bill. Obama can just vote “present” as usual and everyone else will do the heavy lifting…

mjk on October 1, 2008 at 12:04 AM

Blacksheep: chew gum and walk? Idiot and Fraud is even simpler

clnurnberg on October 1, 2008 at 12:05 AM

OT: I’m wondering if Sarah Palin will congratulate Gwen Ifill on her upcoming Obama book at some point during the debate….

Pianobuff on October 1, 2008 at 12:07 AM

OT: I’m wondering if Sarah Palin will congratulate Gwen Ifill on her upcoming Obama book at some point during the debate….

Pianobuff on October 1, 2008 at 12:07 AM

That would be utterly beautiful. Would throw Gwen into catatonia

clnurnberg on October 1, 2008 at 12:09 AM

Obama supporter moderating the VP debate.
Hmmmm. Can we say October Surprise? You notice it is now October

ConservativePartyNow on October 1, 2008 at 12:13 AM

That would be utterly beautiful. Would throw Gwen into catatonia

clnurnberg on October 1, 2008 at 12:09 AM

Probably wouldn’t help Sarah that much, but it would be a lasting memory for a lot of us….

Pianobuff on October 1, 2008 at 12:14 AM

OT: I’m wondering if Sarah Palin will congratulate Gwen Ifill on her upcoming Obama book at some point during the debate….

Pianobuff on October 1, 2008 at 12:07 AM

That would be very clever, if she could work it in.

mr.blacksheep on October 1, 2008 at 12:14 AM

Michael in MI on September 30, 2008 at 11:01 PM

You are NOT alone! Well said!

OldEnglish on October 1, 2008 at 12:18 AM

On the Gwen Ifill thing, an important point that has gone unnoticed….

Ifill has a financial conflict of interest. If Obama wins, her book will sell more. If Obama loses, her book will sell less.

indythinker on October 1, 2008 at 12:22 AM

Ifill: Governor Palin, given our current economic crisis, can you briefly describe and compare the benefits of applying an Austrian School economic approach vs. that of the Stockholm School. Specifically, please juxtapose Ludwig von Mises’s “value-free” praxeology against Myrdal and Ohlin’s “third way”.

Ifill: Senator Biden, how do you keep you blue socks from getting mixed up with your black socks?

Pianobuff on October 1, 2008 at 12:24 AM

OT: I’m wondering if Sarah Palin will congratulate Gwen Ifill on her upcoming Obama book at some point during the debate….

Pianobuff on October 1, 2008 at 12:07 AM

She should say that in her opening remarks. That will put the pressure on Ifill to behave herself.

csdeven on October 1, 2008 at 12:25 AM

Pianobuff on October 1, 2008 at 12:24 AM

You obviously have Ifill confused with someone who knows that “Austrian” isn’t just Australian, spelled wrong. As for Mises, I think you spelled that wrong, too. It’s “m-i-c-e-s”, silly.

Jaibones on October 1, 2008 at 12:34 AM

She could mention it cryptically, like saying:

“…and that’s one thing, Gwen, that I hope to begin working on on January 20th, 2009, which is an important day for you, as well, I’m happy to point out. **big smile**”

People will want to know why that’s an important day for Gwen, so the post-debate shmoozers will have to discuss it. heh.

Tuning Spork on October 1, 2008 at 12:37 AM

“I don’t think me calling House Republican members would have been that helpful, I tend not to be that persuasive on that side of the aisle.”

 
Why is Obama ineffective talking with those who do not agree with him? I thought he did not need the precondition of presumptive persuasion.

Does this mean those with whom he would meet without precondition (Iran, N.Korea) are on the same side of the aisle?
 

ignatzk on October 1, 2008 at 12:39 AM

Does this mean those with whom he would meet without precondition (Iran, N.Korea) are on the same side of the aisle?

ignatzk on October 1, 2008 at 12:39 AM

I like you. I like you a lot.

mr.blacksheep on October 1, 2008 at 12:44 AM

Tuning Spork on October 1, 2008 at 12:37 AM

+10 FTW

The Monster on October 1, 2008 at 12:47 AM

Does this mean those with whom he would meet without precondition (Iran, N.Korea) are on the same side of the aisle?

ignatzk on October 1, 2008 at 12:39 AM

Jeez – He can’t handle Cantor but he can sit across the table from Putin?

Pianobuff on October 1, 2008 at 12:49 AM

But, like most everything else, I am pretty much in the small minority in this way of thinking.

Michael in MI on September 30, 2008 at 11:01 PM

Into darkness, into danger
Into storms that rip the night
Never give in, never give up
Always give thanks for the glorious fight

Tav on October 1, 2008 at 1:08 AM

Pianobuff on October 1, 2008 at 12:24 AM

Jaibones on October 1, 2008 at 12:34 AM

Mises, Mices…….

You’re both wrong. It’s mice. Mice is the plural of mouse, there is no plural for mice.

Good thing I showed up to clear up the issue. ;)

Rogue Traveler on October 1, 2008 at 1:17 AM

Some of Ifill’s thoughts on her book here.

Pianobuff on October 1, 2008 at 1:18 AM

I’m going to have to pull Letters and Papers from Prison out from my bookshelf and dust it off.

Pianobuff on October 1, 2008 at 1:21 AM

Head fake. I would have bet money it was a quote from McCain.

Valiant on October 1, 2008 at 1:23 AM

Well,..that would be a new step for Barry! The man who wants to divide unite America

christene on October 1, 2008 at 1:24 AM

ooops…. wrong thread – that last comment of mine probably didn’t make much sense. Sorry.

Pianobuff on October 1, 2008 at 1:24 AM

“Valiant on October 1, 2008 at 1:23 AM”

just what r u going to do with your John-hatred for the next FOUR TO EIGHT YEARS of his administraion?

/jerk

Buckaroo on October 1, 2008 at 1:27 AM

Well,..that would be a new step for Barry! The man who wants to divide America

christene on October 1, 2008 at 1:24 AM

Chakra Hammer on October 1, 2008 at 1:42 AM

Liberal Democrats have claimed to extend their hand
across the isle,in two terms of President Bush,I think
not!

When Liberals regained the majority of the house,I
remember Barney Frank proudly saying,and banging the
gavel,who’s in charge now!

When there was inquiry’s into Pelosi on the floor,Barney
Frank,in a hissy fit,reluctly gave one minute to the floor,
and reminded that person,your time is up!

Nancy Pelosi,is Speaker of the house,she brags”It just might
take a women to clean the House”,and bragged “This will be
the most ethical House in history”!

And yet,”The most powerful women in all of Hubbles Deep
Space galaxy snapshots wasn’t to reluctant to work with the
otherside,the Bush Administration!

Now enters the Grand Hope and we need Change candidate Obama
If anyone believes,that Barack Obama is going to work with
the otherside,the Republican Party,your wishing yourself up
a tree!

Obama,and I can’t believe I’m saying this,is more dangerous,
more sneaky,and crafty,than Bill Clinton can only imagine,
Bill came out of Arkansa,Obama came out of Chicago political
thuggery!!

Obama isn’t going to work with the Republican’s,and even
worse I bet Obama could care less about working with his
own party!

With Obama,and the House,Hopey is going to give the finger
to the right,and ram every agenda that Obama and his assoc
iated radical extreme political militant cohorts have been
dreaming and waiting for!!!

With Barack Obama,Bipartisanship is already dead,and if
Hopey is elected,as soon as his hand comes of the bible,
it’ll be really dead on arrival!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on October 1, 2008 at 4:35 AM

Obama Steps Up to Solve Financial Crisis. Fiction is truthier than truth.

onlineanalyst on October 1, 2008 at 5:58 AM

This quote better come up tomorrow night…he admits he can’t work across the aisle. Either he has a majority or his candidacy won’t work.
Pathetic….
Better hear that quote tomoorrow…McCain has worked across the aisles, Obama admits he can’t.

right2bright on October 1, 2008 at 6:38 AM

Great, just what we need in a president. He can’t persuade Republicans but he can charm the pants off our mortal enemies.

ctmom on October 1, 2008 at 6:45 AM

afraid to debate on Fox during the primaries

afraid to call the Republicans during a crisis

not afraid to meet without precondition with rogue dictators

toenail on October 1, 2008 at 6:53 AM

- Pianobuff on October 1, 2008 at 12:49 AM
- toenail on October 1, 2008 at 6:53 AM

You know, I think the working definition of “post-partisan” based upon his actions should be PANSY.

No wonder he buddied up to Nicolas Sarkozy so easily.

Marine_Bio on October 1, 2008 at 7:09 AM

OT: I’m wondering if Sarah Palin will congratulate Gwen Ifill on her upcoming Obama book at some point during the debate….

Pianobuff on October 1, 2008 at 12:07 AM
She should say that in her opening remarks. That will put the pressure on Ifill to behave herself.

csdeven on October 1, 2008 at 12:25 AM

Does this mean those with whom he would meet without precondition (Iran, N.Korea) are on the same side of the aisle?

ignatzk on October 1, 2008 at 12:39 AM

Great ideas & terrific points!

Are you all going to email them to the McCain campaign or to Rush, or can I?

Marybeth on October 1, 2008 at 7:18 AM

The more people who suggest these points will increase the possibility that the truth will be spread and the dummies of this country will not continue to be brainwashed by the leftist MSM.

By all means email and call everyone you can.

csdeven on October 1, 2008 at 7:33 AM

You can even call the Obama campaign. Of course they will say that MKcCain agreed to this person. The obvious retort is that you thought the Obama campaign was about change, but that it is clear that they are simply more of the same.

HEY! That almost rhymes.

csdeven on October 1, 2008 at 7:35 AM

You know,, these libs get so much just handed to them by our side.
It is so, so sad. McCain should be 20 points ahead.
Obama was so angry in that debate. Had McCain really pushed his buttons he would have blown up on stage.
None of these people are that smart. Dangerous, clever at times, deceptive,, but no really that smart.
So much of their plans and deception are built on Republicans “going along,” being nice and accepting their premises.

JellyToast on October 1, 2008 at 7:44 AM

Can he really be THAT stupid?

clnurnberg on October 1, 2008 at 12:04 AM

Yes, he can and he is. But moreover, my concern is that small majority of Americans who are as stupid as he is and they want to put him in the most powerful office in the world.
God help us, and hold back judgment one more day.

abcurtis on October 1, 2008 at 7:44 AM

“Just call me, and I’ll be there…but don’t expect me to do much but sit around a look pretty.”

Reminds me of a whining kid. First he can’t be bothered to go back to Washington DC to do his job that he was *elected* to do. Then, he gets back and can’t be effective or persuasive in getting stuff done.

I just can’t understand how lefties are more concerned about what other countries think of the US than they are about their presidential candidate. Lord help us.

Geministorm on October 1, 2008 at 8:31 AM

Great, just what we need in a president. He can’t persuade Republicans but he can charm the pants off our mortal enemies.

ctmom on October 1, 2008 at 6:45 AM

It’s easy for Obama to charm our enemies because they think the same way Obama does. He and they share the same values: they all despise this country and want to see it changed, and more importantly, weakened. Obama can’t wait for the “post-American” world, and neither can our enemies.

Republicans, not so much.

AZCoyote on October 1, 2008 at 9:04 AM

“I don’t think me calling House Republican members would have been that helpful, I tend not to be that persuasive on that side of the aisle.”

‘They can call me if they need me. Besides, it’s over my pay grade anyway.’

petefrt on October 1, 2008 at 9:12 AM

You know,, these libs get so much just handed to them by our side.
It is so, so sad. McCain should be 20 points ahead.

So much of their plans and deception are built on Republicans “going along,” being nice and accepting their premises.

JellyToast on October 1, 2008 at 7:44 AM

Depressing, isn’t it.

petefrt on October 1, 2008 at 9:16 AM

If he can’t persuade a few Republicans to vote for a bill, what makes him so sure he can persuade the nations of Iran or North Korea to give up their nuclear programs?
What makes him think he can persuade the Palestinians and Israelis to reach a workable and lasting peace agreement?
What makes him think he can persuade the United Nations to abandon it’s institutionalized anti-Americanism?

Alalazoo on October 1, 2008 at 10:43 AM

That’s a pretty small reach for such a tall man. Or maybe some aisles are just too wide…

karl9000 on October 1, 2008 at 10:49 AM

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