Quotes of the day

posted at 10:30 pm on January 29, 2010 by Allahpundit

“Accepting the invitation to speak at the House GOP retreat may turn out to be the smartest decision the White House has made in months. Debating a law professor is kind of foolish: the Republican House Caucus has managed to turn Obama’s weakness — his penchant for nuance — into a strength. Plenty of Republicans asked good and probing questions, but Mike Pence, among others, found their arguments simply demolished by the president. (By the way: can we stop with the Obama needs a teleprompter jokes?)

“More than the State of the Union — or on top of the State of the Union — this may be a pivotal moment for the future of the presidential agenda on Capitol Hill. (Democrats are loving this. Chris Hayes, The Nation’s Washington bureau chief, tweeted that he hadn’t liked Obama more since the inauguration.)”

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“Pressed on who had the upper hand, Luntz conceded: ‘Obama had the advantage. But he always has the advantage’ because he’s President. Luntz said it was a boon to Obama, because he ‘demonstrated bipartisanship before a national audience.’

“But Luntz said he’d counsel Republicans to do it again. ‘It was good for Republicans — it put them on the same level with the president and it will get their ideas heard,’ he said.

“‘I would advise both sides to do it again,’ Luntz said. ‘It should become a tradition. It demonstrates respect for the political process when both sides engage in debate.’”

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Today:
“I mean, the easiest thing for me to do on the health care debate would have been to tell people that, ‘What you’re going to get is guaranteed health insurance, lower your costs, all the insurance reforms, we’re going to lower the cost of Medicare and Medicaid, and it won’t cost anybody anything.’ That’s great politics. It’s just not true.”

September 9:
“The plan I’m announcing tonight would meet three basic goals. It will provide more security and stability to those who have health insurance. It will provide insurance for those who don’t. And it will slow the growth of health care costs for our families, our businesses, and our government…

“Now, add it all up, and the plan I’m proposing will cost around $900 billion over 10 years — less than we have spent on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and less than the tax cuts for the wealthiest few Americans that Congress passed at the beginning of the previous administration. (Applause.) Now, most of these costs will be paid for with money already being spent — but spent badly — in the existing health care system. The plan will not add to our deficit. The middle class will realize greater security, not higher taxes. And if we are able to slow the growth of health care costs by just one-tenth of 1 percent each year — one-tenth of 1 percent — it will actually reduce the deficit by $4 trillion over the long term.”

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Yes, Teh Precedent did well today. Good for him.

It’s one day out of 365. I guarantee the bats from hell are still working on HC reconciliation. They are still convinced the left wants more, More, MORE spending (see Krugman’s article). If they pass HC they are totally screwed. If they don’t pass HC they are screwed. There is no way they can recover from the year they’ve had by November. 2012? Maybe, but we’ll fight that battle later.

Who doesn’t know that the puppet masters are Axelrod and Rahm? “I’m not an idealogue. Really I’m not.” All I could think of at that moment was Dorothy clicking her ruby red heels together. He’s a paper tiger.

See the boldness of the trolls tonight? They feel confidant. They’ll keep it up and it will smack them in their jowls. We really didn’t think he was down the drain, and we had a GREAT two weeks.

Now it’s back to normal. Back to work, shining light on the shadows and lies.

Yellowdog12 on January 30, 2010 at 12:12 AM

Revising the old adage: A sucker is born every 30 seconds, or less, even!!!

betsyz on January 30, 2010 at 12:13 AM

Here’s a little newsflash for you: Adding to the budget deficit with two nearly one trillion dollar stimuli and healthcare “reform” costing over a trillion does not “correct the record,” nor does it reinvigorate the economy.

It’s funny that you say that, considering today this website reported on the 5.3% GDP growth in the 4th quarter.

crr6 on January 30, 2010 at 12:13 AM

I heard that as well on Rush today. That little factoid speaks volumes. Thanks for reminding me. I knew it was another gem from the lovable little fuzzball at the EIB network.

Imagine the Communist party USA has no complaints with barry. Funny that.

Geochelone on January 29, 2010 at 11:32 PM

Geochelone:MahaRushie strikes again,haha!!!!:)

canopfor on January 30, 2010 at 12:13 AM

Bottom line is, Obama has had 60 votes in the senate.
He’s had an overwhelming majority in the house.

The thing is that they still have a big majority. I’m sure the Republicans would LOVE to have 59 senators.

The Dems also have a few moderate Republicans that they could probably work with. Snowe, Collings, and Brown are all from liberal states. No way would they vote against something simply to be obstructionists. If the moderate Republican don’t want to work with the Dems on something maybe it is a sign that it loser.

terryannonline on January 30, 2010 at 12:15 AM

crr6 on January 30, 2010 at 12:13 AM

wait till Feb 26th…revision date…

jerrytbg on January 30, 2010 at 12:16 AM

Kinda says it all when folks feel they gotta spin Barry’s little performance as some kinda EPIC WIN!!ty11

Christien on January 30, 2010 at 12:17 AM

EVERY SINGLE DAY…..

I think the GOP gets dumber and dumber. Kissing the Caliph’s ring is what we definitely want…….NOT!!!!

Bohener……..Cantor………McConnell…….all cowards!!!!!

Fight the march to Socialism you IDIOTS!!!!

PappyD61 on January 30, 2010 at 12:18 AM

crr6 on January 30, 2010 at 12:13 AM

wait till Feb 26th…revision date…

jerrytbg on January 30, 2010 at 12:16 AM

Back to 2.2%. LOL

ddrintn on January 30, 2010 at 12:20 AM

Actions speak louder than words and in this case if actions don’t relate to a serious course change the words are cute but they don’t mean diddly just as they would any other time.

Speakup on January 30, 2010 at 12:20 AM

crr6 on January 30, 2010 at 12:13 AM

All websites reported 5.3%. Indeed, re-stocking those shelves had a big impact. Yes, it’s great news now, but it can’t be sustained. The second mortgage shoe is creeping closer to the edge. Inflation is just around the corner. Manufacturing and productivity didn’t increase. The stock market recognizes it won’t last.

Yep, hopey changey rules the day.

Yellowdog12 on January 30, 2010 at 12:20 AM

Current Rebubs are the same thing Pappy…only in sloe motion…

jerrytbg on January 30, 2010 at 12:21 AM

ddrintn on January 30, 2010 at 12:20 AM

or lower…

jerrytbg on January 30, 2010 at 12:22 AM

Anybody would love to have 59 on your side. But the point is, Obama sounds like a whiny little kid, when oh, btw, he’s got 60! senators. WTF is he complaining about? He can’t get anything to his desk, and it’s not his fault.
My God. Learn how to govern, O. Learn how to lead and be an executive.

It’s really incredible to me that he hasn’t gotten anything major done since Feb last year.
So what does he do? Blame everyone else of course.

He just sucks at being president. That’s really all there is to it. If he was better, then HC would probably already be passed. This country was royally fooled in ’08, but we dodged a bullet because the guy turned out to be an aloof empty suit.

B Man on January 30, 2010 at 12:25 AM

t’s funny that you say that, considering today this website reported on the 5.3% GDP growth in the 4th quarter.

crr6 on January 30, 2010 at 12:13 AM

Sigh… this cannard is getting old… it grew at 1/4th of the 5.3%… ie if the GDP grew at the same rate FOR A YEAR it would increase 5.3%…

BUT, if you subtract the 1.8 TRILLION Dollar deficit spending from the 14.7 Trillion GDP? The REAL economy has continued to shrink.

The increase is totaly artificial… its like getting a cash advance from your credit card, and calling it a pay raise…

Romeo13 on January 30, 2010 at 12:27 AM

plums prunes…all the same…flush…

jerrytbg on January 30, 2010 at 12:27 AM

Romeo13 on January 30, 2010 at 12:27 AM

sorry if I was too simplistic…besides, that’s over its’ head…

jerrytbg on January 30, 2010 at 12:29 AM

The increase is totaly artificial… its like getting a cash advance from your credit card, and calling it a pay raise…

Romeo13 on January 30, 2010 at 12:27 AM

And we’re still shedding jobs.

ddrintn on January 30, 2010 at 12:29 AM

Sigh… this cannard is getting old… it grew at 1/4th of the 5.3%… ie if the GDP grew at the same rate FOR A YEAR it would increase 5.3%…

BUT, if you subtract the 1.8 TRILLION Dollar deficit spending from the 14.7 Trillion GDP? The REAL economy has continued to shrink.

The increase is totaly artificial… its like getting a cash advance from your credit card, and calling it a pay raise…

Romeo13 on January 30, 2010 at 12:27 AM

OMG Romeo13! Think about the future budget deficits? Never!
Oh, and Obama poops gold. Just thought I’d remind yall of that. Again.

NathanG on January 30, 2010 at 12:32 AM

Romeo13 on January 30, 2010 at 12:27 AM

Good description. And there’s also monetary inflation to take into account.

neurosculptor on January 30, 2010 at 12:33 AM

My God. Learn how to govern, O. Learn how to lead and be an executive.

B Man on January 30, 2010 at 12:25 AM

NOOOOOOOOOOO…we want him to FAIL…

jerrytbg on January 30, 2010 at 12:34 AM

This was too stupid for words. The GOP had BO and the dims on the ropes and they give him a vehicle to crawl out from under his own self made incompetence. This reminds me of what Bob Micah would do.

I am just amazed that they did this thing.

Jdripper on January 30, 2010 at 12:00 AM

The GOP leadership is so freaking stupid it is beyond words.
Yeah, lets take the public’s mind off of what Obama has done to our country and instead do something to show America we are bipartisan, oh, like invite Obama to answer our questions! Yeah, cause, all we have are questions and Obama has all the answers and we want to showcase that to the freaking world on national television!! The GOP asking Obama a bunch of questions cause we need him to give us all the answers!

JellyToast on January 30, 2010 at 12:36 AM

Pure, pettifogger pawl, yet, Krauthammer bought into it.
We are fracked.

betsyz on January 30, 2010 at 12:37 AM

I think the GOP gets dumber and dumber. Kissing the Caliph’s ring is what we definitely want…….NOT!!!!

Bohener……..Cantor………McConnell…….all cowards!!!!!

Fight the march to Socialism you IDIOTS!!!!

PappyD61 on January 30, 2010 at 12:18 AM

Others have expressed this somewhat…differently.

warbaby on January 30, 2010 at 12:37 AM

OMG Romeo13! Think about the future budget deficits? Never!
Oh, and Obama poops gold. Just thought I’d remind yall of that. Again.

NathanG on January 30, 2010 at 12:32 AM

Hah… but you see, I can still see the truth… because of a combination of bourbon, and my Patented MK V Industrial Strength Grounded Tinfoil Hat!

Resist those evil Obama Rays…

Romeo13 on January 30, 2010 at 12:38 AM

The GOP asking Obama a bunch of questions cause we need him to give us all the answers!

JellyToast on January 30, 2010 at 12:36 AM

The thing is, though, no matter how the O-bots would love to high-five each other over yet another Obama speaking appearance, the country still doesn’t dig Obama’s “answers”.

ddrintn on January 30, 2010 at 12:38 AM

it doesnt matter what pantywaste says anymore. everyone i know who saw this moron today at this photo op says what everyone thinks he is now- a lying pompous asshole.

this was meaningless. he’s past the point of no return.

so trolls on here (and obama lover allapundunt) – wipe the cream off the inside of your leg

sidewinder22 on January 30, 2010 at 12:42 AM

Eeyore, Eeyore, Eeyore!

STOP.IT!!!
Geez Louise it is so frustrating seeing folks say, “We’re doomed! He just out rhetoriced us! Dang, those republicans sure were candy-azzed, um, pass the cheese.!
I am so, so very sick of that attitude!
I love the heck out of ya’ll here at HA, but if you DON’T SMELL VICTORY, AND IF YOU DON’T SENSE BLOOD IN THE WATER FROM THE OTHER SIDE, I JUST DON’T EVEN EFFING KNOW WHAT TO SAY TO YOU!!!!
If I can borrow a line from a very precient orator of our time, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” (K’…I wanna hear cheers…um, claps?…how ’bout some high 5s?…no…(stomps foot, kicks dirt, snaps fingers, punches wall…and thinks, Damn! It sounded so good when he said it in Berlin with the reverb and 100k sycophantic groupies congregating to get lots o’free stuff that they could turn around and sell on e-bay.)

Kool-aid comes in many different flavors, Grasshopper…Do(period exclamation mark)Not (ditto)Fall(once again)For it (Lather, rinse, repeat!)!!!!!!

Chewy the Lab on January 30, 2010 at 12:45 AM

Not sure why the Repubs did this.

What was the upside? They risked looking like fools and making President Obama look good with absolutely nothing to gain from it, while President 50% approval had nothing to lose.

The Dems don’t pull this kind of crap. They never addressed Bush face to face because he was diving in the polls and was a pretty darn good extemporaneous speaker.

And it’s not just the President’s approval that’s at stake, but the Congressmen that he’s pulling down with him in the mid-terms.

What the heck were they thinking? The man is known world ’round as a great speaker and has spent his life talking to groups, engaging people and arguing his beliefs.

This is the kind of stupidity that makes me almost as angry at the GOP as I am at the Dems.

29Victor on January 30, 2010 at 12:45 AM

“Now, give me #$%^&ing tenbucks to go get some @#@#$ing McDonalds, because I refuse to eat #$%^^%ing dinner in your
#%$^^ing house.”

Chewy the Lab on January 29, 2010 at 11:41 PM

Wow, Chewy, your eloquence, well is eloquent. Makes me wish I had practiced more.

Here are some words my mother taught me:
“Oh how I hate to cuss. But damnit to hell, I do it so well, I feel that really I must.” High standard, ol’ man.

The silly “nice voice” is repeating itself on a 10 minute loop. You called it right. “Not my fault.” “Bad Republicans” “Boosh dunnit.” VRWC, etc, etc. “Your argument is invalid and mine is fact because I WON.”

The WPE can’t get the worst bill ever in six months of trying. In spite of overusing subordinates and hiding all 2000 pages. With an absolute majority in both houses. And passing one travesty in the House and another in the Senate and calling it a victory. Hey, Buddy, where is the dotted line for ya’? Loser, your bottom line is a f’n mess for America to clean up. And a lesson learned. There is a reason why GOP has an elephant symbol; memory.

Caststeel on January 30, 2010 at 12:48 AM

I have not seen much of this exchange, and while a part of me wants to scream, why are you doing this at the GOP, another part of me thinks this may be a carefully laid trap for Barry the Arrogant. I am thinking in terms of the weak stomached independents that the GOP needs to pick up to win next year. Obama made it pretty clear that he was going back to trying to portray himself as open minded and fair and that the REAL problem is the GOP. I think the GOP knows that not only does he have no interest in listeningn to them, nothing they suggest will see the light of day. But, by playing this game, publically handing over the plan, etc, etc Obama can no longer claim that they have not offered any ideas. So when he forces through the HC, C&T, etc, etc that he wants – he owns it lock stock and barrel, there is no “well no one gave me a better idea” out. This will then become the foundation for the next Contract with America type of platform and let the people choose in November. All while be able to claim that they offered to work together, thus disabling a MAJOR part of the Obama playbook.

Govgirl on January 30, 2010 at 12:49 AM

President Obama’s ability to intelligently discuss Republican’s plans in no way shows that he had been familiar with them a week before this meeting. It means that he was well prepped, just like he was before the debates. Just like any politician with half a brain would be.

The only good I can see coming out of this is that perhaps it will reinforce the President’s feelings of superiority and make him even more bull-headed about forcing his lefty agenda down American’s throats.

29Victor on January 30, 2010 at 12:55 AM

Caststeel on January 30, 2010 at 12:48 AM

You, Sir or Madame)have obviously never raised teenagers or you would understand the sarcasm. If you are the parents of teenagers, and have never experienced a similar “conversation” with your kids, you should either be congratulated as parent of the year, or consoled that we’ll feel your pain when it happens. If you have toddlers, heeeeeeeheeeeeeheeee (holds sides)haaaaaaahaaaaaheee…etc.

Chewy the Lab on January 30, 2010 at 12:55 AM

The thing is, though, no matter how the O-bots would love to high-five each other over yet another Obama speaking appearance, the country still doesn’t dig Obama’s “answers”.

ddrintn on January 30, 2010 at 12:38 AM

Exactly. If this last year has proven anything it’s that what the far left wants isn’t what Americans want.

29Victor on January 30, 2010 at 12:57 AM

So when he forces through the HC, C&T, etc, etc that he wants – he owns it lock stock and barrel,
Govgirl on January 30, 2010 at 12:49 AM

This isn’t a game…if he gets what he wants we’re all screwed…
giving him any venue to spew is a no win…

jerrytbg on January 30, 2010 at 12:59 AM

Why are our elected Republicans so very timid, afraid, and then grateful, for any sort of acknowledgment of their very existence? That’s my question. They huff and they puff to a t.v. camera, and then, in the presence of THE OBAMA person, suddenly become marshmallows? Is he that really exceptional, in person, that everyone just swoons? I can’t believe it.

betsyz on January 30, 2010 at 12:59 AM

O/T Is there anyone who that is the least knowledgeable about emachine laptops?

Cindy Munford on January 30, 2010 at 1:03 AM

Cindy Munford on January 30, 2010 at 1:03 AM

Sorry, Cindy, no. Expect you’ll get an armful of tech support…..I guarantee. You are such an exceptional, loving, giving person, that the help will come immediately.

betsyz on January 30, 2010 at 1:07 AM

The old tactic, still in use, is that it’s Bush’s fault. The new tactic is that it’s the Republican’s fault. Yet Bush is not president and the democrat party controls congress. Amazing.

Dhuka on January 30, 2010 at 1:08 AM

I read about this earlier today on YAHOO.

Whoever wrote it made it sound like the exact opposite of all these quotes.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100130/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_obama_gop

Domino on January 30, 2010 at 1:13 AM

I’m not impressed with Pence. He comes off as minor league.

Obama talks tommyrot, but the media is there to dress it up as Churchillian.

Net win for BHO and Dems. You can’t invite the POTUS to your lair and truly engage him in debate.

Let BHO continue to pursue his disastrous agenda, victory lies in opposing the agenda, not besting Barry in kid’s glove debate.

vilebody on January 30, 2010 at 1:14 AM

Meh…

The press forgot about James O’Keefe.

Oh, wait!

Seven Percent Solution on January 30, 2010 at 1:14 AM

Didn’t Mr. Obama take the Republicans to task for saying that you couldn’t insure everyone and not have the costs go up? But that’s just what he’s been saying. He has been guaranteeing coverage for everyone, keep premiums from going up and having all of this budget neutral. Then he says that he must have experts that will tell him that the Republican ideas can be done fiscally but he fails to mention that his “experts” are paid so they are hardly likely to give the thumbs up to any plan not from their “employer”. Like everything the president does, the glow of this meeting will fall apart once people read the words and compare the actions. What is it about this guy that blinds rational people to his bull $shit?

Cindy Munford on January 30, 2010 at 1:15 AM

So, 0bamessiah sounded good as he once again revealed what a despicable, disingenuous liar he is, and some people on the Right are letting themselves get worked about it?

Who do you think is going to be swayed by his rhetoric at this point in time? Certainly not Independents – they reacted more negatively to his SOTU BS than Republicans did even!

He is past the point of accomplishing anything by the force of his personality, because most people don’t actually trust him. All of you who are worried about this event being some kind of game-changer need to calm down.

Bizarro No. 1 on January 30, 2010 at 1:15 AM

The only good I can see coming out of this is that perhaps it will reinforce the President’s feelings of superiority and make him even more bull-headed about forcing his lefty agenda down American’s throats.

29Victor on January 30, 2010 at 12:55 AM

ICAM

Domino on January 30, 2010 at 1:16 AM

betsyz on January 30, 2010 at 1:07 AM

I feel asleep with it on and now it won’t come on.

Cindy Munford on January 30, 2010 at 1:17 AM

Cindy, pop the battery out then reinstall it and boot up…

jerrytbg on January 30, 2010 at 1:19 AM

without the powercord plugged in

jerrytbg on January 30, 2010 at 1:19 AM

Chewy the Lab on January 30, 2010 at 12:55 AM

???? Raised mine with a look and understanding that their attempts at BS had better improve if effectiveness was desired. Dad took no sh*t.

Was mostly admiring how well you had captured that. Thank you.

Caststeel on January 30, 2010 at 1:23 AM

jerrytbg on January 30, 2010 at 1:19 AM

Nope, that didn’t work. The amber light flashes five times and no response.

Cindy Munford on January 30, 2010 at 1:24 AM

Cindy Munford on January 30, 2010 at 1:17 AM

You do sleep. God bless you. Where, oh where are the computer geeks that I, obviously, over-trumpeted???

betsyz on January 30, 2010 at 1:24 AM

BTW am very thankful to have them raising their own.

Caststeel on January 30, 2010 at 1:25 AM

Like everything the president does, the glow of this meeting will fall apart once people read the words and compare the actions. What is it about this guy that blinds rational people to his bull $shit?

Cindy Munford on January 30, 2010 at 1:15 AM

People who fall for the crap he spews are the equivalent of women who let themselves get sweet-talked into bed by cads who tell them they love them just to get them there.

Bizarro No. 1 on January 30, 2010 at 1:26 AM

Cindy,
Is the OS vista basic,prem or sys7?

jerrytbg on January 30, 2010 at 1:28 AM

Bizarro No. 1 on January 30, 2010 at 1:26 AM

Every time someone talks about how smart he is I want to run screaming from the room. And it usually people that I admire. I try to tell myself that they have probably had more interaction with him and they have more information to back up the assertion but I just think he’s a a quick on his feet liar.

Cindy Munford on January 30, 2010 at 1:29 AM

Cindy, did you try turning it on w/o the battery installed?

Bizarro No. 1 on January 30, 2010 at 1:29 AM

Bizarro No. 1 on January 30, 2010 at 1:26 AM

Every time someone talks about how smart he is I want to run screaming from the room. And it usually people that I admire. I try to tell myself that they have probably had more interaction with him and they have more information to back up the assertion but I just think he’s a a quick on his feet liar.

SORRY ABOUT THAT

Cindy Munford on January 30, 2010 at 1:29 AM

talked into bed by cads who tell them they love them just to get them there.

Bizarro No. 1 on January 30, 2010 at 1:26 AM

SAY IT ISN’T SO, by JOVE.

betsyz on January 30, 2010 at 1:29 AM

jerrytbg on January 30, 2010 at 1:28 AM

Windows 7 it’s practically brand new.

Bizarro No. 1 on January 30, 2010 at 1:29 AM

????

Cindy Munford on January 30, 2010 at 1:31 AM

betsyz on January 30, 2010 at 1:24 AM

It just seems like I am here all of the time. Usually much after nine or ten I am goner.

Cindy Munford on January 30, 2010 at 1:32 AM

Windows 7 it’s practically brand new.

Bizarro No. 1 on January 30, 2010 at 1:29 AM
????

Cindy Munford on January 30, 2010 at 1:31 AM

I think he meanstry it without the battery and plugged in only. which could mean a bad batt,

jerrytbg on January 30, 2010 at 1:33 AM

Pense said it was nice the president acknowledged that Republicans had offered constructive alternatives.

End of statement.

Brevity.

Caststeel on January 30, 2010 at 1:33 AM

btw Cindy, did it ever work?

jerrytbg on January 30, 2010 at 1:35 AM

jerrytbg on January 30, 2010 at 1:35 AM

If you mean taking the battery out and putting it back, no. I am going to go try the plug. They don’t give you a manual for troubleshooting and they want to charge you for service. For a two month old lap top that’s not likely to happen.

Cindy Munford on January 30, 2010 at 1:38 AM

It’s unbelievable that he lied right to their faces – claimed her NEVER said: healthcare costs will go down, the deficit will go down, the GOP hasn’t put forward any ideas.

I didn’t watch the whole thing but how is this a winning argument? That he stands there and lies with a straight face??

Stephanie on January 30, 2010 at 1:39 AM

Obama’s rule is that it is not a lie if you don’t believe it.

Dhuka on January 30, 2010 at 1:41 AM

Cindy, in the worst case scenario, unless that laptop is a refurb, it should have a year warranty on repairs for problems that you didn’t cause.

Bizarro No. 1 on January 30, 2010 at 1:43 AM

Bizarro No. 1 on January 30, 2010 at 1:43 AM

I believe a E-Machine has a 90 day.

jerrytbg on January 30, 2010 at 1:44 AM

Crisis averted. My AC adapter had come apart in the middle. I know that probably doesn’t make sense so just trust me when I say that I am goofy.

Cindy Munford on January 30, 2010 at 1:49 AM

Y’all mustuv seen a different broadcast than the one I watched. All I saw was spin and lies, and silly people tripping over themselves trying to appear civil.

hillbillyjim on January 30, 2010 at 1:50 AM

You’re not, I repeat, not goofy…just old like me…’)
just kidding…have a good nite.

jerrytbg on January 30, 2010 at 1:50 AM

I believe a E-Machine has a 90 day.

jerrytbg on January 30, 2010 at 1:44 AM

Nope – it’s a year: http://content.gateway.com/www.gateway.com/about/legal/warranties/8510870.pdf

Bizarro No. 1 on January 30, 2010 at 1:52 AM

Stephanie on January 30, 2010 at 1:39 AM

I think by the Washington Post keying on that part of the meeting, they were admitting that he has been b.s.ing this whole time. They don’t have the guts to come out and actually admit it. I think that this meeting that everyone seems to think is such a huge win for The Won in the PR wars will turn into a liability in a few short days.

Cindy Munford on January 30, 2010 at 1:52 AM

Bizarro No. 1 on January 30, 2010 at 1:52 AM

kool…I stand corrected…thanks…maybe I’ll consider getting one of them when my Satellite dies…it’s pushing 4 yrs…knocks on the closest piece of wood. nite.

jerrytbg on January 30, 2010 at 1:56 AM

jerrytbg on January 30, 2010 at 1:50 AM

I will admit to being old but now I have lost my right to make fun of IT people who ask you if your computer is plugged in when you call the help desk. Although I still think it’s a dumb question when you are reading an error message to them.

Cindy Munford on January 30, 2010 at 2:01 AM

kool…I stand corrected…thanks…maybe I’ll consider getting one of them when my Satellite dies…it’s pushing 4 yrs…knocks on the closest piece of wood. nite.

jerrytbg on January 30, 2010 at 1:56 AM

When I helped a friend shop for a laptop 2 years ago, my opinion is that Gateway/eMachines clearly had the best ratio of features to price. Nowadays it’s a much more competitive market, so I doubt that’s still the case.

G’night!

Bizarro No. 1 on January 30, 2010 at 2:04 AM

It’s funny that you say that, considering today this website reported on the 5.3% GDP growth in the 4th quarter.

crr6 on January 30, 2010 at 12:13 AM

Don’t understand how business and the economy works too well, do ya? If you thought the supposed 5.7% growth meant some big boon was coming, I hate to disillusion you.

di butler on January 30, 2010 at 2:06 AM

Obama is a reprobate. This child should never hold a position of authority until kingdom come. Worthless ignoramus.

daesleeper on January 30, 2010 at 2:09 AM

Glad to see that there are a few people not tripping over their d!!ks to kiss Bambi’s a$$.All of a sudden the consevetive talking heads are sounding as stupid as Bambi girl.
The double talk artist in cheif is nothing but a lying Socialist,who willsay anything to maintain his popularity among the illiterati.
Like I always say,he is Clenis all over again.

DDT on January 30, 2010 at 2:09 AM

oops,conservative.

DDT on January 30, 2010 at 2:10 AM

Hey where is the teleprompter mime? Obama looked like Bruce Lee fighting 100 fools and idiots…and he didn’t even use a teleprompter.

Oh great Rushbo where art thou?

Decider on January 30, 2010 at 2:12 AM

Hey where is the teleprompter mime? Obama looked like Bruce Lee fighting 100 fools and idiots…and he didn’t even use a teleprompter.

Decider on January 30, 2010 at 2:12 AM

Think the verbal ‘skills’ 0bama demonstrated are now going to help any of his legislative agenda pass? I LOL at you if you do!

Bizarro No. 1 on January 30, 2010 at 2:20 AM

Hey where is the teleprompter mime? Obama looked like Bruce Lee fighting 100 fools and idiots…and he didn’t even use a teleprompter.

Oh great Rushbo where art thou?

Decider on January 30, 2010 at 2:12 AM

It’s meme not mime, goofball.

anXdem on January 30, 2010 at 2:25 AM

The only video clips, and the only sound bites that the general public will hear from major media outlets are the good ones from Obama.

Meanwhile YouTube is for the awake people who vote and there is plenty of material to work with.

Jeez, you guys are worse Eeyores than AP.

YehuditTX on January 30, 2010 at 2:38 AM

He did well?

The “not my fault” Progressive POTUS sucked.

Connie on January 30, 2010 at 2:39 AM

YehuditTX on January 30, 2010 at 2:38 AM

Is that possible?

Cindy Munford on January 30, 2010 at 2:40 AM

Barry is a master prevaricator, not a classical rhetorician.

What he knows how to is manage mild antagonism in a room. During the GOP retreat, he used one of his scant life skills–to retort with evasive and twisted explanation any inquiries from rebellious students in a classroom.

He isn’t a superior orator; he simply knows how to regain control of a room and get containment. He knows full well how to shift the blame, distract, distort, contort, accuse, and manipulate his audience. These are not the skills of an accomplished orator. Rather, they’re the skills of a smooth operator—a charlatan, and a common sophist.

anXdem on January 30, 2010 at 2:56 AM

P. T. Barnum was known for his ability to suck people in, too.

OldEnglish on January 30, 2010 at 2:56 AM

The GOP in Congress is pathetic. Today was just another example.

If they don’t get their act together soon; they will go the way of the Progressive Conservatives in Canada. Extinct.

Norwegian on January 30, 2010 at 2:59 AM

I actually think this was a good move for the Republicans and the president. The Republicans invited the president to speak with them, they approved the presence of the press showing transparency, and it was televised. They stated their arguments directly to the president and listened intently to the presidents ideas. To moderates, independents and anyone who isnt on the extremes of left and right, this was an excellent move for the Republicans showing true bipartisanship. Anyone who wants to say one side or the other side won in this event, misses the point of the event altogether and is just practicing partisan spin. Its time to run this country and this move showed the olive branch handed out by the Republicans, accepted by the president and showed an openness by both parties to listen to each other.

canditaylor68 on January 30, 2010 at 3:00 AM

As a Canadian, I feel one of the benefits of our system over yours is the fact that the Prime Minister has to face questions from the opposition on an almost daily basis when parliament is in session.

When my wife, who comes from South America, first watched it on TV, she was amazed and even moved by Question Period.

When the president only has to speak to a fawning press or give speeches without rebuttal, well, I think facing the opposition on a more regular basis might be good for Obama – and the country.

Johnny 100 Pesos on January 30, 2010 at 3:23 AM

Krauthammer. I thought I could rely on Krauthammer. I am really hoping he had some subversive motivation for saying what he said. Some anti-Obama agenda.

He praises Obama and there is absolutely nothing praiseworthy about that bum.

Reminds me of Morrissey giving Obama an “A” for delivery for his State of the Union Address of lies. That piece, dear commenters, sorta disappeared off the blog. Archived, perhaps.

Why can`t anyone just stay the course?? Lou Dobbs, Newt Gingrich, AND now Krauthammer. Lou the weathervane, The Newt and Pelousi Show (Hey Pelousiiiii!!!!), now Krauthammer?

Krauthammer or Krauthammered?

Sherman1864 on January 30, 2010 at 3:53 AM

I haven’t read a lot of commentary mentioning the real losers of this whole event:

The Republicans got their ideas aired and the President is allowed to look presidential in front of a Republican caucus that is CIVIL, RESPECTFUL AND PRACTICALLY DEFERENTIAL. The Republicans re-framed all of 2009 as an insurgent struggle by a motivated and oppressed minority and the President unwittingly played along and let the Republicans repaint themselves as the plucky underdog opposition who had been trampled by the democrats all year.

So who lost?

The congressional democrats.

Khorum on January 30, 2010 at 3:55 AM

Blitzes and BMWs

Let us look at the week. We have the KSM trial turning into a fiasco. We have a “con” law expert showing a questionable understanding of a court decision before spouting off about it in a SOTU. Some overdue economic growth figures with a downward revision in the waiting room. Revelations that an underwear bomber is making the administration antiterror operation look like a very expensive version of the Keystone Cops and a complete failure of the flock of speeches everyone has been giving on the Dems signature programs.

Then Dear Leader shows up with his revival show in front of our loopy Republicans and the left goes to flashpoint ultra with joy.

Someone has been watching too much TV, I think.

“Debating a law professor is kinda foolish…”

Except for the fact that the brazen Baltimore bilge delivery by the President will be immortalized by the media groupies for years, the Republicans should ignore the whole thing.

People debate law professors all the time. And Dear Leader is to law professors what the Isetta 600 is to BMWs. Not understanding a court decision before spouting off about it in a SOTU sure doesn’t show a magnificient mind for handling complex issues.

He has been living talking points and studies on the health issue for roughly a year with a pretty large and motivated gang of true believers. He probably didn’t know what He wanted when he proposed it and the process has forged something saleable by now.

The bear in the bedroom on all this is the media cheering section and the way this will be spun into a wonderful explanation of healthcare and proof that we have a great President.

To the Repubs: Since He was Lincoln before taking office, imagine what they can do if something, anything, goes right for Him. And watch the venue and power positions for the rest of this game like an offensive line watching for the blitz in football. And find your Peyton Manning.

IlikedAUH2O on January 30, 2010 at 6:11 AM

Mark Levin played the part where he said he wasn’t an ideologue. I laughed hard for a good thirty seconds.

Kafir on January 30, 2010 at 6:27 AM

Yeah, the panel on Special Report liked the idea of the retreat. I just don’t think it matters one way or the other. Most people could care less about stuff like this, it is results they are interested it.

Terrye on January 30, 2010 at 6:46 AM

Obama can talk all he wants, its his policies that are wrecking out economy and security.

JAW on January 30, 2010 at 6:51 AM

many pundits are falling over themselves, as usual they are overstating the case of words and media image, its a huge error.

rob verdi on January 30, 2010 at 7:28 AM

It’s sad that so many people still don’t get it at all despite the Massachusetts miracle.

It’s not Obama’s oratory or debating skills that the American people have a problem with. It’s his policies and his actions.

He was elected based not on his accomplishments but on his personality. They’ve heard him for a year now, but more importantly, they’ve seen his actions and in response, a whole new grass roots movement has sprung up and a Republican succeeded Ted Kennedy in Massachusetts.

As Michael Barone recently observed, the “educated” class is stuck on style while the common people are focused on substance.

Average Americans have moved way beyond anything that can be fixed by a speech or a debate. Maybe the Pundit class will wake up to this fact before too much longer.

TheBigOldDog on January 30, 2010 at 7:40 AM

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