Quote of the day

posted at 10:30 pm on April 14, 2009 by Allahpundit

“How do you make sure a crowd likes you? Screen out anybody who didn’t vote for you. Even if they’re serving their country under your watch.”

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HawaiiLwyr on April 15, 2009 at 12:22 AM

Just think, here I was in 1974, Bellevue Nebraska, listening to Black Sabbath’s Paranoid in the High School library with one of those big old record players that allowed multiple headphones to plug in.

Kini on April 15, 2009 at 12:30 AM

Wow. The guy is still on campaign.

WisCon on April 15, 2009 at 12:28 AM

Yeah and he’s still faking it.

AUINSC on April 15, 2009 at 12:31 AM

Fear of dissent.

eea on April 15, 2009 at 12:32 AM

I want to know, if the troops were screened before being allowed into the BOH campaign, oh er, surprise visit, then exactly how many were there?

Kini on April 15, 2009 at 12:42 AM

Someone on here brought up a good point. If administration officials can ask, and thereby intimidate, military personnel about their vote, this creates serious issues.

I emailed my senator about introducing a bill prohibiting such practices. I’m in the military and never want to be in a position where some administration hack can ask such things and I can’t give him a smack down.

TTheoLogan on April 15, 2009 at 12:48 AM

Kini on April 15, 2009 at 12:42 AM

I have not been able to get an exact number. From the on-line videos I’ve seen, it looked like a hundred or so. But, I’m not sure. Sorry.

Loxodonta on April 15, 2009 at 12:55 AM

Just think, here I was in 1974, Bellevue Nebraska, listening to Black Sabbath’s Paranoid in the High School library with one of those big old record players that allowed multiple headphones to plug in.

Kini on April 15, 2009 at 12:30 AM

Har that’s great! I just had to go out, machete in hand, to go locate the source of a water leak on my property…damn as if paying taxes wasn’t enough!

HawaiiLwyr on April 15, 2009 at 1:09 AM

nObama and the whores in the MSM will destroy this country in the name of Hope and Change. We have no voice other than our own, the DHS report is the first blow in the campaign to silencing dissent, hate speech legislation will be the bludgeon used to force us into compliance.

Historic election indeed…All Hail

dmann on April 15, 2009 at 1:10 AM

Loxodonta on April 15, 2009 at 12:55 AM

What do you think about this?

LAT’s Rosa Brooks to Advise Pentagon Undersecretary.

What possible advisory situation can this left wing loon contribute?

Kini on April 15, 2009 at 1:13 AM

What possible advisory situation can this left wing loon contribute?

Kini on April 15, 2009 at 1:13 AM

I’m not a follower of Rosa Brooks’ column. The one I remember reading is one that your link linked to, in which she proposes winning hearts and minds of Afghanis by building better terrorist routes and training centers. Sorry. I meant roads and schools.

Loxodonta on April 15, 2009 at 1:26 AM

LAT’s Rosa Brooks to Advise Pentagon Undersecretary.

What possible advisory situation can this left wing loon contribute?

Historic indeed……..

dmann on April 15, 2009 at 1:35 AM

Kini on April 15, 2009 at 1:13 AM

Of course, I have no experience, training or education in military or strategic planning.

So, any contribution I could make advising the Pentagon would be of no value to national security.

Unlike Rosa Brooks. I’m sure she brings a lot of value to Obama.

And with Obama, L’état, c’est moi. N’est pas?

Loxodonta on April 15, 2009 at 1:46 AM

And with Obama, L’état, c’est moi. N’est pas?

Loxodonta on April 15, 2009 at 1:46 AM

If so, he should take note of his following statement:- Apres moi, la Deluge!

OldEnglish on April 15, 2009 at 1:49 AM

Obama is a plastic banana.

(Or is that raaaacist?)

When I was in [the Army], if anyone had asked the troops “Who voted for him?” during a CIC visit, that would have been considered utterly unprofessional and even borderline un-Constitutional.

I guess the commanders then were more serious about their oath.

Barry Hussein is just a megalomaniac with a lapdog media to lick his escutcheon.

profitsbeard on April 15, 2009 at 1:55 AM

Loxodonta on April 15, 2009 at 1:46 AM

I guess like Obama, who’s experience in government is unmatched, needs to fill mid level cabinet posts with only the best and brightest experienced in their field of expertize.

Rosa Brooks. I’m sure she brings a lot of value to Obama.

But nothing of value to the Pentagon.

This is a ruse to dig for information on the Bush administration. She’ll have access to classified information and she’ll probably give it to the Spanish courts.

Kini on April 15, 2009 at 1:55 AM

Barry Hussein is just a megalomaniac with a lapdog media to lick his escutcheon.

profitsbeard on April 15, 2009 at 1:55 AM

Liberal version of tea bagging?

Kini on April 15, 2009 at 1:59 AM

OldEnglish on April 15, 2009 at 1:49 AM

He’s a narcissist. Everything before, after, or not him is either worthless or a distraction.

Loxodonta on April 15, 2009 at 2:00 AM

Kini at 1:59 AM

Liberal version of tea bagging?

According to the medical dictionary~ You betcha!

profitsbeard on April 15, 2009 at 2:02 AM

Kini on April 15, 2009 at 1:55 AM

If a Spanish court does indict Bush for being, you know, Hitler, will Obama have him arrested and extradited? Or, does it just mean Bush has to avoid travel to or through any country that might do so?

And, why the Spanish courts, anyway? Shouldn’t the trial be held in Nuremberg?

Loxodonta on April 15, 2009 at 2:19 AM

And, why the Spanish courts, anyway? Shouldn’t the trial be held in Nuremberg?

Loxodonta on April 15, 2009 at 2:19 AM

Apparently, they are capitulating to terrorism.

Kini on April 15, 2009 at 2:29 AM

People worked hard to dispel the plastic turkey lie and of course, Allahpundit has to go ahead and re-enforce it.

Blake on April 15, 2009 at 2:42 AM

Apparently, they are capitulating to terrorism.

Kini on April 15, 2009 at 2:29 AM

Ah, yes. Fiercely fighting with Britain for top Dhimmitude honors.

Loxodonta on April 15, 2009 at 2:43 AM

If a Spanish court does indict Bush for being, you know, Hitler, will Obama have him arrested and extradited? Or, does it just mean Bush has to avoid travel to or through any country that might do so?

We haven’t signed the treaty that would allow Obama to deport Bush. Bush would have to avoid travel in a number of countries. If it happened, I would have to start attacking anything associated with that country here in the US. If Obama did try to have him deported, I would have to declare Obama a traitor and act accordingly. Allahpundit, otoh, would have an orgasm because he could then pretend all conservatives are crazy.

And, why the Spanish courts, anyway? Shouldn’t the trial be held in Nuremberg?

Loxodonta on April 15, 2009 at 2:19 AM

No. That’s not how their crazy laws are written. Leftards are trying to arrest and try Israelis in the UK. In effectual leftards are trying Rwandian war criminals in Belgium and France. Remember,though, these countries were complicit in Rwanda’s war crimes. So, call me unimpressed.

Blake on April 15, 2009 at 2:48 AM

I remember back when Reagan was in office the little girl Jessica fell down the well. Whoopie Goldberg had a whole skit about how Nancy picked out something for Jessica as if she could care less, it was a big show. I don’t know why but that image comes up for me all the time with Obama. Everything is fake and all for show or effect. For him this trip to Iraq was less about supporting the troops than it was in boosting his image as CIC. That just sucks.

msmveritas on April 15, 2009 at 2:51 AM

Blake on April 15, 2009 at 2:48 AM

I take it that no EU country is putting officials from China, or any other communist country, on trial for crimes against humanity.

For some reason.

Loxodonta on April 15, 2009 at 2:55 AM

Goodnight all.

Loxodonta on April 15, 2009 at 3:12 AM

People worked hard to dispel the plastic turkey lie and of course, Allahpundit has to go ahead and re-enforce it.

Blake on April 15, 2009 at 2:42 AM

What are you talking about?

Jim Treacher on April 15, 2009 at 3:34 AM

What are you talking about?

Jim Treacher on April 15, 2009 at 3:34 AM

Allahpundit Derangement Syndrome. (ADS)

Kini on April 15, 2009 at 3:47 AM

For him this trip to Iraq was less about supporting the troops than it was in boosting his image as CIC. That just sucks.

msmveritas on April 15, 2009 at 2:51 AM

He treats the Office like a Salon.

He wants this guy to vindicate him.

Kini on April 15, 2009 at 3:52 AM

I told you so… I said they were screened.

Kaptain Amerika on April 14, 2009 at 10:32 PM

The general make up of the audience made that pretty damn obvious, too.

DethMetalCookieMonst on April 15, 2009 at 6:42 AM

Why am I not surprised?

I mean if only 20% of the service people in Iraq voted for Obama, that is still a big crowd.

Terrye on April 15, 2009 at 7:01 AM

It’d be interesting to prove that camera thing.

drjohn on April 15, 2009 at 7:08 AM

Look for the RWE wearing the t-shirt that says, “I Voted for BHO AND Went to Iraq and all I got was this crappy camera”

Bicyea on April 15, 2009 at 7:18 AM

President Obama probably has some support from the men and women in our military. It’s inexplicable to me as to why they support him, but they do.

Did you see the crowd of soldiers behind Obama? Did you see the general make up? I think it’s obvious why they support him;-)

DethMetalCookieMonst on April 15, 2009 at 7:22 AM

Obama has planted supporters in many of his rallies while campaigning and after.

Do we all remember that townhall recently where questions, supposedly taken from the internet, were asked and some of the people there were all supporters or people who worked in his campaign. This story is one I would believe.

I say if he did it before…he will surely do it again.

becki51758 on April 15, 2009 at 7:58 AM

“You like me. You really like me.” :)

poxoma on April 15, 2009 at 8:08 AM

The MSM is the dike that holds back the water of truth about Barry Ogabe. If ever a crack should appear in that dike, we may see a trickle, a stream and then a torrent of truth pour out. Then what will the(m)asses think of their messiah? Of course, that’s a big “if”. That’s why the alternative media has to stay strong and on point. Truth is a mighty weapon. The shield against that weapon is more lies and those must, inevitably, fall apart. Like the crack in the dike, or rain wearing away a mountain, it’s a question of time.

SKYFOX on April 15, 2009 at 8:23 AM

Are we to believe that there are no other sources to back up this email?

csdeven on April 15, 2009 at 9:37 AM

President Obama probably has some support from the men and women in our military. It’s inexplicable to me as to why they support him, but they do.

There are many that join up solely for the benefits or never had any intention of having to actually fight and feel betrayed because they found out that all soldiers and Marines are riflemen first. These are the POG’s (I don’t know if that is the correct acronym).

I would suspect a majority of those whom support Oslime-a are of that type.

csdeven on April 15, 2009 at 9:53 AM

Why would any sane soldier support him? As they put their lives on the line he played partisan politics with the mission.

Basilsbest on April 15, 2009 at 12:59 PM

My Gosh, they are reacting like a Hawaiian Tropic USO bikini contest. Or, Hooters chicks with trays chockfull of chicken wings.

Perhaps there was a massive video editing?

ProudPalinFan on April 15, 2009 at 1:29 PM

gobble, gobble!

Y-not on April 15, 2009 at 2:19 PM

“Plastic turkey” does not apply here. He’s a real turkey….

ScottG on April 15, 2009 at 2:45 PM