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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The GOP is going to betray you. They are going to help rehab this President.

True_King on January 30, 2010 at 7:41 AM

This will end up helping Republicans in the long run. Because once more they will be ignored. In a matter of weeks or a week, R’s will be able to say; “We tried, he lied.” Obama will be right back in ‘ram it’ mode rather quickly.

My hope is that R’s dont bend when they are given a “reform” or two as means of gather some “bi-partisanship”. Obamaboy is trying to drag them in with him.

I still think that he is a doofus without his teleprompter or one way speeches AT us. And he says NOTHING better than anyone Ive ever seen! SOOOOO much so that Krauty was calling him good…..wtf? HE was bad. And he articulates his points poorly.

OSUBuciz1 on January 30, 2010 at 7:43 AM

I am listening to a replay of the Howie Carr show on WRKO in Boston. It’s been one Republican candidate after another calling in talking about the Democrat they will challenge in the Fall. I’ve NEVER heard anything like this is Mass in nearly 5 decades. You don’t fix this with a speech or a debate…

TheBigOldDog on January 30, 2010 at 7:46 AM

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

Heaven forbid anyone utter a nice word or offer one mild compliment about the one whom must be hated.

Henceforth, anyone who merely wishes him a “good morning” or suggests that he is anything less than Satan incarnate shall be considered a traitor to the cause and forever shunned.

So Say We All

Rod on January 30, 2010 at 7:50 AM

Every time Obama opens his mouth the MSM says it’s a game changer. After the big speech on health care, the bill was supposedly a sure thing. How did that work out?

When you take out the 20% of the population who folows this stuff closely (ie HA readers, KosKids, etc), the rest of the population barely notices these things. A speech at 1:00pm on a Friday afternoon? Not exactly must see TV.

Maybe I’m dismissing this too much. But I just don’t see Monday morning the buzz around the office being “hey did you see how amazing Obama was during his debate with teh Reoublicans?”.

angryed on January 30, 2010 at 8:05 AM

Obama giving the two finger peace sign to the house GOP yesterday !!!…. Tomorrow he will be giving them the one finger salute.
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philly_PA on January 30, 2010 at 8:07 AM

Obama giving the two finger peace sign to the house GOP yesterday !!!…. Tomorrow he will be giving them the one finger salute.
.

philly_PA on January 30, 2010 at 8:07 AM

That’s exactly right. GOP should never have allowed this to be televised. They got bamboozled. As Rove said, they allowed Obama to use them as props while he campaigned for November elections.

Will you kiss me, Mr. Obama?

petefrt on January 30, 2010 at 8:16 AM

Obama’s rapturous style versus tea party substance

The Obama enthusiasts who dominated so much of the 2008 campaign cycle were motivated by style. The tea party protesters who dominated so much of 2009 were motivated by substance.

Whack! Right between the eyes!

We are making policies to please those who hang out in law school faculty lounges.

Obama and “the educated class” think they know what is best for the little guy. The voters of Massachusetts (Massachusetts!) beg to differ. Is anyone in the White House listening?

TheBigOldDog on January 30, 2010 at 8:17 AM

Rod on January 30, 2010 at 7:50 AM

Well written post, sir. I guess you have been locked in a freezer for a few decades so it is nice to see your fingers working.

Since the schools, media and pop culture are constantly singing the praises of lefty candidates and programs, we on the right have to be somewhat negative and occasionally bitter just to keep the whole country from turning into a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical comedy version of North Korea.

This is our duty.

It is also our duty to remind the people with short memories and limited cable channel selection that progressives (aka. Liberals) have an agenda which is leading to bankrupcy with an mentally ill charlatan lying and blundering us through four years of our continued national decline.

Dear Leader gets more love than he deserves elsewhere.

IlikedAUH2O on January 30, 2010 at 8:19 AM

I’ve NEVER heard anything like this is Mass in nearly 5 decades. You don’t fix this with a speech or a debate…

TheBigOldDog on January 30, 2010 at 7:46 AM

Hey BigOldDog,

Fellow resident here.

Did you hear about the turnout Tuesday night for Michael Graham’s “How to Run for Office” workshop? He held it at F1 in Braintree, had seating for 250, managed to get 350 into the room, and had to turn away another 300+.

I’m confident that Kerry and Barney are history next time they’re up – along with all the rest in 2010.

Rod on January 30, 2010 at 8:20 AM

When the subject of the questions lies, and lies well, by all appearances, he will have won the “debate.” Because Obama lies with conviction, the pedestrian viewer who does not pay close attention to political happenings will accept the President’s words without question. This is the true danger Republicans confronting Obama in this manner. He will lie, lie, and lie. And he does it oh so well.

WordsMatter on January 30, 2010 at 8:26 AM

Rod on January 30, 2010 at 8:20 AM

I did. According to the replay of Howie Carr that just ended, Delahunt may retire rather than face one of the 3 possible Republican challengers openly considering running – Hedlund, Reed and Malone. Charlie Baker, Christie Mihos and Tim Cahill are all going after Deval. Dr. Keith Ablow (of Fox News fame) is considering a run against Kerry. Its unbelievable.

TheBigOldDog on January 30, 2010 at 8:34 AM

Well I think it was about time Mr. President made a move like this and I think it was good for both parties. It remains to be seen (and I’m a little sceptical) where it goes from here. It could be like Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown. But if he wants to be a good leader, and I think he does, it would behoove him to consistently listen and consider and debate ideas. This is a start. It’s a start that should have happened in January 09, but maybe his arrogance has subsided a little in light of the past few weeks.

scalleywag on January 30, 2010 at 8:35 AM

Obama giving the two finger peace sign to the house GOP yesterday !!!…. Tomorrow he will be giving them the one finger salute.
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philly_PA on January 30, 2010 at 8:07 AM

Wasn’t that the V for Victory sign?

OldEnglish on January 30, 2010 at 8:37 AM

I’m confident that Kerry and Barney are history next time they’re up – along with all the rest in 2010.

Rod on January 30, 2010 at 8:20 AM

That would be awesome. Maybe if we take back the Hill in 2010 we could pass some sort of term limits so we don’t end up with arrogant stale feckless rumps all over again.

scalleywag on January 30, 2010 at 8:38 AM

This is the true danger Republicans confronting Obama in this manner. He will lie, lie, and lie.

WordsMatter on January 30, 2010 at 8:26 AM

The O’Jays have a song about it: Backstabbers

petefrt on January 30, 2010 at 8:40 AM

take back the Hill in 2010 we could pass some sort of term limits so we don’t end up with arrogant stale feckless rumps all over again.

scalleywag on January 30, 2010 at 8:38 AM

Where’s the beef?

maverick muse on January 30, 2010 at 8:44 AM

Rod on January 30, 2010 at 7:50 AM

Well written post, sir. I guess you have been locked in a freezer for a few decades so it is nice to see your fingers working.

IlikedAUH2O on January 30, 2010 at 8:19 AM

Thank you for the warm compliment. Sadly though, I lost my fingers due to frost bite years ago. I now peck at the keys with what’s left of my nose. (60 years in the freezer really is a long time, even when you love ice cream like I do)

Rest assured that I am doing my duty as you command and shall utter nary a kind word towards the one who must be hated.

(Having been grotesquely deformed by decades of frostbite, Rod uses the blanked stump of his right hand to pull an imaginary zipper across his lip-less and hideous mouth.)

Rod on January 30, 2010 at 8:46 AM

I like the idea of open debate between the prez and congress, a la House of Commons. But in any format like that, the PM/President has the upper hand since the questions are to him and he always gets the last word on the subject.

I’d like to see more of a presidential debate style format where Republicans get turns doing the debating. Each event could have 2 or 3 topic, each 20 minutes long, each topic being debated by one Republican vs. Obama. A moderator of both sides’ choosing asks the question and then there’s a point counter point process, each side gets 2 minutes or whatever to speak uniterupted. That’s a real debate where each side can present ideas and refute the other side’s ideas equally and on an equal footing.

Otherwise Obama will always come out looking better since it’s him vs. them and 1 guy vs. a crowd has the underdog vulnerability. So no matter what he says, it comes through as a win because hey, it’s 1 vs. 20, he held his own pretty well right?

angryed on January 30, 2010 at 8:47 AM

Obama giving the two finger peace sign to the house GOP yesterday !!!…. Tomorrow he will be giving them the one finger salute.
.

philly_PA on January 30, 2010 at 8:07 AM

And laying his finger aside of his nose,

And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,

And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.

But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,

“Bolshevik!”

/not to be mistaken as bullsh!t

maverick muse on January 30, 2010 at 8:53 AM

Rod uses the blanked blackened stump

It’s really a bitch when you have to correct typos with your nose.

Rod on January 30, 2010 at 8:53 AM

I think that whole GOP meeting made Obama appear like a defensive, smug, condescending elitist snob who bristled and whined when confronted with substantive questions. There was no way to misconstrue the fact that The One has very thin skin and cannot abide criticism.

There were missed opportunities for the GOP to go nuclear on The One, such as the confirmation from Obama that he indeed intends to “transition” the coal industry out of existence and sidestepped budget deficit questions while calling the questioner a liar. Unbelievable.

All the GOP had to do was come armed with some metrics. If the televised format does not call for rebuttal, prepare for a response to each question for the press conference afterward. It was not a debate or press conference format and Mr. President prevented all rebuttal by using the famous “let’s take this off-line” request.

Overall, I think the GOP came off well. They were poised and professional. Libs want to spread the angry, party of no, teaparty stereotype and that was soundly refuted.

Philly on January 30, 2010 at 8:59 AM

Barack Obama is simply ahead of his time, having to deal with all these over-educated Americans.
It’s not fair.

Cybergeezer on January 30, 2010 at 9:00 AM

I liked the line about the Bolshevik plot. And at least he didn’t tell them to get a mop.

scalleywag on January 30, 2010 at 9:00 AM

That’s a real debate where each side can present ideas and refute the other side’s ideas equally and on an equal footing.

angryed on January 30, 2010 at 8:47 AM

Equal footing in terms of time and etiquette.

You remind us what “debate” means and was understood to be prior to soundbite revisionist mono-media’s “One Voice”, the possessive mantra-ball that Obama lost from his grip since his first months in office.

maverick muse on January 30, 2010 at 9:03 AM

snowing Like a SOB here in south central Virginia. but the lefty Va. blogs say “not much to crow about” because Arlington (DC suburb) will only get 3″.

yep, forget about us bitter clingers.

kelley in virginia on January 30, 2010 at 9:05 AM

I don’t think Barry is a Bolshevik yet. After all, he isn’t taking people out in the public square and executing them for disagreeing with him. He is an extreme Marxist and he is very good at sounding reasonable and compassionate on the surface.

He and the Dems have not changed and still need to be defeated.

I still hope he fails.

Sporty1946 on January 30, 2010 at 9:15 AM

” Obama will be right back in ‘ram it’ mode rather quickly.

From the clips that I’ve seen, he never left the “ram it” mode. I’m not seeing any evidence to justify the minor ‘tingle’ that some seem to have gotten.
What am I missing?

Itchee Dryback on January 30, 2010 at 9:15 AM

Overall, I think the GOP came off well. They were poised and professional. Libs want to spread the angry, party of no, teaparty stereotype and that was soundly refuted.

Philly on January 30, 2010 at 8:59 AM

So it was a win win. Real leaders have dialogue and debate with their opponents and try to find some common ground. They don’t say “I won” and close the door to negotiations. They got off to a bad start, hopefully this sort of thing will continue. If it doesn’t, we’ll know it was just another political ploy.

scalleywag on January 30, 2010 at 9:17 AM

kelley in virginia on January 30, 2010 at 9:05 AM

I’m in the valley, this was supposed to go south of us but now we’re at 6-11″. It’s pretty! And 14 degrees.

scalleywag on January 30, 2010 at 9:19 AM

Cybergeezer on January 30, 2010 at 9:00 AM

I scoffed last night at the bipartisan uber-powerful, presuming they are bought an Ivy League classical education for their tuition money paid to Marxists. The only edge they earned is membership in the reincarnated Bolshevik movement melded into Mao’s “philosophy”.

“Elitist prestige” only has sway if acknowledged with the public grant of awesome endorsement. Refrain “awe” from edifying their bloody, rotten, awful corpse of destruction.

Ehrfurchtgebietender Schock

maverick muse on January 30, 2010 at 9:23 AM

The GOP should be the party of NO, NO WAY, NO WAY IN HELL.

There is no problem with having a dialogue with the Enemies as long as you don’t fall for their rhetoric. When Barry stops lying about everything and eveybody then we can start working on substance.

Sporty1946 on January 30, 2010 at 9:23 AM

The problem the House made is they played his game. If Boehner, Cantor and Pence, guys I generally like, didn’t realize what was coming when he called them out at the State o/the Union, then they better focus on Nancy and nothing more.

Obama is a full-on competitor. He lives for moments like this. He won’t do it every month but his goal is obviously to take on the Senate. If he can best them in debate-theory, forget application, then he gets to run around the country during election time arguing they’re not smart enough to run congress, and in some cases – Boxer, Feingold and deep blue areas – that will stick.

We need someone in the Senate who’s not impressed/intimidated by the guy and knows how to debate. Lindsay Graham can debate, but he’ll go timid. McCain’s got the backbone but loses on facts. McConnell will get eaten alive and Scott Brown will be afraid to take the risk.

budfox on January 30, 2010 at 9:24 AM

Philly on January 30, 2010 at 8:59 AM

Agreed, Obama’s words were obviously vacuous, reinforcing the view he is out of ideas and stuck on stupid. The GOP has a great opportunity to step up and publicly push their tangible and useful agenda. Unlike Clinton, Obama won’t accept any of their ideas and the GOP can ride his obstinance into the elections.

ray on January 30, 2010 at 9:25 AM

Yeh,

He looks all smart n’ stuff, until someone asks:

“What am I supposed to tell my constituents?”

franksalterego on January 30, 2010 at 9:29 AM

It was supposed to be a Q&A not a debate. He probably wouldn’t have shown up for the latter. No one got to correct his lies so they are all out there if anyone chooses to use the soundbites or video in campaign ads. Great grassroots moment to use his own words against him.

Kissmygrits on January 30, 2010 at 9:30 AM

President Government has his talking points down pat. He lulls the easily gulled with baritone cadence and avoidance of direct questions with reframing an argument on terms that he prefers. He has the bully pulpit, a respectful and mannerly opposition, and a cheerleading media.

Yet all he is offering is more intrusive federal government. Until his opposition argues against that failed “solution,” offering ways to liberate Americans from their government, the costs and the bureaucracy will continue to grow.

Mark Steyn has a good piece on how in ObamaWorld the rules of the game are constantly changing. Debating a phantom is a no-win situation.
http://article.nationalreview.com/423390/more-washington/mark-steyn

onlineanalyst on January 30, 2010 at 9:33 AM

He is an extreme Marxist and he is very good at sounding reasonable and compassionate on the surface.

They all are, otherwise they would not be able to capture enough public sentiment to put them in a position of power in the first place.

This was another dumb move by the GOP imo. Does anyone think that if the shoe was on the other foot..the gop held the house the senate and the white house and the gop president basically said..let me in on your caucus and televise it in a way that has me talking down to you, accuse you of whatever the meme is, and then handwave away any of your questions with predictable rhetoric,..I’d guess the dems would reply “I don’t think so” and gather in an untelevised session to hash over a strategy.
But thats just common sense imo. Its particularly dumb considering the events of the last couple of weeks.
Again, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

Itchee Dryback on January 30, 2010 at 9:36 AM

Unlike Clinton, Obama won’t accept any of their ideas and the GOP can ride his obstinance into the elections.

ray on January 30, 2010 at 9:25 AM

This is what I’m hoping for. I fear that if he pivots right in any way, he’ll lessen the anger and frustration that’s needed to fuel a complete rout come November.

Nothing ruins a good, screaming argument better than an opponent who, in the midst of it, says, “You’re right. I’m wrong.” Even when you know they’re lying.

Rod on January 30, 2010 at 9:42 AM

They got off to a bad start, hopefully this sort of thing will continue.

scalleywag on January 30, 2010 at 9:17 AM

There is no way in hiel that Maobama and his minions have changed their perspective on anything.

Why do people keep giving this con man the benefit of the doubt that maybe this time it’ll be different?

Itchee Dryback on January 30, 2010 at 9:42 AM

OldEnglish on January 30, 2010 at 8:37 AM

That depends on whether you’re talking about the UK or the USA.

As you well know, a ‘V’ sign with the palm outward is the ‘victory’ sign. [UK version]

However, if the gesture is given with the back of the hand showing, then it has an entirely different meaning: FU. [a very UK version]

[I believe Bush41 made that cultural gaffe once upon a time . . .]

So, a photo of that moment would [probably] clear things up.

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But no, it’s a ‘cultural translation’ thing.

The ‘V’ gesture in the 60′s got high-jacked by the Hippies/Anti-war crowd, and went from meaning ‘victory’ to ‘peace’, in the ‘popular culture’. [US version]

I suspect only those taught proper history and ‘trivia’ [and anime] fans know the original meaning here in the USA.

CPT. Charles on January 30, 2010 at 9:43 AM

Sporty1946 on January 30, 2010 at 9:15 AM

“Yet”

Every radical revolution begins with the demand for justice as the American Revolution began. So did the French (repeatedly), the Italian and Germanic principalities and subsequent unification, all of Europe in 1848. By 1917, Bolsheviks began collecting support with their own “compassionate” demands.

What one begins saying does not equate to what one determines and accomplishes with the power that the people grant.

Responsible American public servants will unite to impeach Obama’s administration before this presidency commits more unconstitutional legislation, criminal fraud in public office, embezzlement, debt, and unconstitutional actions including war crimes preempting Pakistan’s sovereignty in his Afghan War of Contingency.

Impeach the Contingent Obama, Debtor President of Antipathy

maverick muse on January 30, 2010 at 9:44 AM

franksalterego, that question is what did The One in – he completely lost his composure and never regained it. That was the most telling moment about Obama’s mindset toward the GOP and criticism in general. He was terse and testy from then on. From that point on, he wasn’t fooling anyone with his purple prose and phony rhetoric.

Philly on January 30, 2010 at 9:45 AM

This is what I’m hoping for. I fear that if he pivots right in any way, he’ll lessen the anger and frustration that’s needed to fuel a complete rout come November.

Rod on January 30, 2010 at 9:42 AM

That is exactly what he is going to appear to do. Its the only smart move they have….one smart move (and what should be easily seen as a tactic)…one..1. And how many will fall for it. The GOP just handed the MSM a fresh bucket of chum. If they’re that dumb, maybe they deserve to lose.

Itchee Dryback on January 30, 2010 at 9:50 AM

What gives with submitted comments not entered herein?

No profanity, no agitation, no links, not lengthy.

maverick muse on January 30, 2010 at 9:52 AM

I watched and thought it was terrific. And I think the GOP concern over “looking bad” is overwrought thinking.

It was really quite in line with what I thought, anyway. Obama’s dismissal was predictable. There are no conservative economists he respects. OK. Check off why nobody can penetrate.

He put down questioners, taking opportunities that someone with more discipline would have seen, “Easy shot, don’t go for it.”

He went for it.

I recommend the GOP do these types of exchanges often.

AnninCA on January 30, 2010 at 9:54 AM

I don’t know if there is a future in this type of Q&A format – it is a dog-and-pony show on both sides. But for me, it confirmed all that I suspected or had already witnessed about Maobama: He thinks we are stupid for questioning his attempt to remake society into a socialist nanny state and he is a pathological liar.

He told the lawmakers that it is their fault that the public is against the health care plan – they scared the stupid proles to death! Why, who would ever think the public would understand what little of the legislation they could google and read online. The Dems are doing what’s best for the unwashed masses by keeping them and the GOP in the dark while the legislation is crafted behind locked doors. Never mind if the Dems had the votes to pass it – the Blue Dogs were terrified of their constituents, who are misinformed and terrorized.

That was the benefit I derived from it – Obama, yet again, showed us how pompous and disconnected he is.

Philly on January 30, 2010 at 10:00 AM

LOVE IT—- a good ol’ GOP/Conservative beatdown. President Obama is clearly the smartest guy in the room.

Wonder how Caribou Barbie would do in a roomful of Democrat politicians, ahhh ha ha ha

robertnyc212 on January 30, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Desperate Men will rise to the occaision…….and It was a one sided lecture……….NEVER to have happened at all, were it not for Massachusetts, NJ, Va. and McCain Feingold.

The only issue going forward is “Does Obama have an INPUT Buffer ?”…you know, a 2 way conversation ?

Does he ? Can he Accept any Facts ? Or is it still Bush’s Fault ?

JayTee on January 30, 2010 at 10:06 AM

CPT. Charles on January 30, 2010 at 9:43 AM

Thank you for the info, CPT. I wasn’t aware of the hijacking – I was well away from all the sixties nonsense, thank goodness.

OldEnglish on January 30, 2010 at 10:07 AM

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.

Is that why he was wrong about the McCain/Feingold decision when he dressed down the SCOTUS? I truly question that he was a law professor. Especially since the only picture they trot out is the one where he is drawing the Saul Alinsky tactics on the chalk board.

mizflame98 on January 30, 2010 at 10:09 AM

Obama is a liar, and if these stupid Republicans rehab him, they are the lowest of the low in politics. Krauthammer has always been a RINO, he has tried to help Obama many times, until its impossible to do so. I know he voted for Obama because he hated Palin. Elitist that doesn’t get it!

Lisa on January 30, 2010 at 10:10 AM

To scalleywag:

Obama had the most liberal voting record in the senate more liberal than barbara boxer. Obama had a 0 ACU rating out of 100.

Obama as a state legislator voted against a home owner protecting his family against a burglar. Obama is an extreme partisan.

The white house is crowing how they are now going to fight the right and how this is the best thing to rally the left they have done.

Obama working with the gop are you kidding. Obama wants to destroy the gop not work with the gop. Obama isn’t a moderate.

Rahm Emanuel, Obama, holder are destroying conservatism in this country.

Obama going after the arizona sheriff for arresting illegals, obama releasing memos to hurt the CIA.

Obama and the dems would go on their retreats about how to stop miguel estrada and filibuster bush judges.

Obama after the mass vote was calling up house members to ram the senate bill through. Obama was meeting with liberal activists and unions on strategy to ram the house bill.

The dem party is like a mafia out to destroy conservatism.

Voters in the middle that fell and continue to fall for obama will work with others will ruin this country.

Obama and the left want to destroy conservatism.

You think Obama got the message from mass to work with others. Wrong Obama got the message to go further left and fight and rally the left. That is why they are going next to immigration to rally the left.

Boehner doesn’t care about the senate and doesn’t care that Obama will give us 6 liberal supreme court justices in his two terms. Boehner doesn’t care that he helped Obama for 2012 yesterday. Boehner only cares about the house and doesn’t care if we have to live with an obama supreme court the next 40 years. It will really suck when Obama is replacing scalia with napalitano who was a finalist to sotomayor.

Boehner made a mistake though because he gave obama a platform for fake bipartisanship while obama is behind close doors ramning through legislation and dems are delaying scott brown being seated. Obama behind closed doors is meeting with liberal activists and unions on how to ram through health care through the senate bill then fix it with reconcilliation.

Boehner is too dumb to know that giving obama a platform for oratory for his fake bipartisanship would be a disaster. It was the gop’s idea and obama’s instinct would never be to compromise with republicans on legislation. Obama isn’t a moderate politician who will negotiate with the country for the good of the country.

Obama and Rahm Emanuel took the election as a mandate to give us a liberal utopia and ram through every dem legislation they can think of.

Obama and Rahm Emanuel believe never let a crisis go to waste.

Obama was the only one thinking trillion on the stimulus before that the stimulus figure was hundred million.

Obama on jenna 6 his first instinct was to listen to jesse jackson and write to the attorney general demanding he intrude on the state level. Now with the mathew sheppard act future jenna 6′s holder will intrude.

Eric Holder, Obama, Rahm Emanuel aren’t about bipartisanship.

For you to say that you think Obama got the message from massachussetts is outrageous. Since Scott Brown’s win they have delayed seating him and are rammning through bills. ted kennedy was seated right away after his special election win.

Obama has never sat down with gop to work on legislation. He is meeting in closed doors with liberal activists and the unions on health care even after mass election.

I hate the poltiics in this country with ever fiber in my body how people have fallen for Obama’s lies. He has a zero acu rating. He was more liberal senator than barbara boxer.

McCain was railroaded and he was actually bipartisan but the middle destroyed this country with obama. Obama never worked with republicans in his life.

Rahm Emanuel and Obama have destroyed conservativsm.

ryandan on January 30, 2010 at 10:13 AM

Obama giving the two finger peace sign to the house GOP yesterday !!!…. Tomorrow he will be giving them the one finger salute.
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philly_PA on January 30, 2010 at 8:07 AM

Wasn’t that the V for Victory sign?

OldEnglish on January 30, 2010 at 8:37 AM

Barry was giving them: I am the Vacillator-in-Chief sign.

bayview on January 30, 2010 at 10:19 AM

LOVE IT—- a good ol’ GOP/Conservative beatdown. President Obama is clearly the smartest guy in the room.

The “smartest guy in the room” has yet to get his highly unpopular signature legislation through Congress where his party has majorities (and even a supermajority until last week when they got smacked in one of the bluest states in the country).

And a conversation with selected GOP leaders in which he lectures and condescends to them is going to turn this around how? Are they going to just plop down for Obamacare and everything else now?

Talk is cheap for this guy. In fact smooth talking is all he’s got, and even then he only fools some of the people some of the time. If that makes the left orgasmic, more power to them. It hasn’t gotten him jack so far with the rest of the country once he actually had to start governing instead of merely scolding from a campaign podium.

Meanwhile on the same day the media goes nuts about his divine Q&A “smackdown,” his DoJ has to retreat on one of their big initiatives – trying KSM in NYC. Another stupid and highly unpopular move.

Barry, you’re doing awesome. Keep it up.

Missy on January 30, 2010 at 10:21 AM

Reminds me of a scene out of ‘Gladiator’

Are You Not Entertained?

robertnyc212 on January 30, 2010 at 10:22 AM

LOVE IT—- a good ol’ GOP/Conservative beatdown. President Obama is clearly the smartest guy in the room.

Wonder how Caribou Barbie would do in a roomful of Democrat politicians, ahhh ha ha ha

robertnyc212 on January 30, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Answer this question robertnyc212.
If the president is so smart, then why the need to hide his grades? Face it … there is absolutely no reason, unless he has something to hide.

As far as Palin goes did you happen to catch the Palin/Biden debate or do you believe what you’re told to believe.

redridinghood on January 30, 2010 at 10:23 AM

The tone of the country right now is, that they don’t want, and rail against Obama’s policies on health care, crap and tax, and bail outs, stimulus, and pork spending.

Not a lot had to see that yesterday, to already know what they know. If someone like the Obama girl sees thru it…you can bet many others do too.

I watched a bit of the debate. I saw direct questions asked of the President, and I saw the President dance around, talk out of both sides of his mouth, and outright lie. He never answered directly. He couldn’t. He knew if he answered honestly, and forthright….he’d be toast, from here on out.

I disagree with the notion that Republicans were trounced on. I think sprited debate is good. But I also can’t see how the President, who has done nothing but lie since day 1, is the winner in all of this?

capejasmine on January 30, 2010 at 10:25 AM

To Scalleywag:

Obama during the campaign said ICE agents were terrorizing illegals.

Obama has had napalitano and holder go after sheriffs that are arresting illegals and won’t transport them back to mexico. Obama has added more appeals to illegals that are going to be deported. Obama stopped cooperation with 65 sheriffs that bush had to arrest illegals.

Only bipartisanship obama has is with la raza, unions, reid, pelosi, liberal activists if that is bipartisanship then you are right obama has learned.

All these middle of the road voters that fell for Obama give me nightmares. Obama had the most partisan voting record in the senate and these voters thought Obama would be a moderate as president.

Somehow these votesr thought Obama and still think Obama was a moderate when he voted as a senator as an extreme liberal.

McCain had worked with others for the good of the country and he was railroaded by the american voters.

Obama made fun of McCain’s dad and McCain being an elitist because his father was an admiral. McCain’s mother moved him around from rental to rental his father was rich.

Obama and the dems are like the mafia. Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Kerry, Boxer.

The dems would go off to their retreats on how to filibuster Miguel estrada.

45 dems united to filibuster miguel estrada.

The left polticians and msnbc want conservative blood. These aren’t bipartisans. Obama is an extreme liberal out to destroy conservatism. He believes he is the reagan of the left to take this country in a liberal direction for good.

Obama and his administration blame Bush on everything.

Obama wants show trials to win european support and be different than bush.

Obama every day is issuing more orders and destroying conservatism more and more. Obama with that senate filibuster has done irreparable damage.

Obama will get 6 supreme court justices and we will have an obama court for 40 years.

Obama as a state senator voted against a home owner protecting his family from a burglar.

Yet you still say Obama is a good guy, he can be like he was back at the inauguration and be bipartisan.

What bipartisan don’t you get it obama and rahm emanuel are out to destroy conservatism with the unions and liberal activists. The whole dem party on a national level is like the mafia out to destroy conservatism.

During Katrina the national dems were on the phone with blanco on how to blame it on bush.

Obama would go off on retreats with dem senators on strategy to block bush’s judges.

Obama doesn’t have a bipartisan bone in his body. He would open c-span up to the public. Instead we got secret deals with unions. Obama is an extreme lefty and worse a liar and yet the public gave him a huge majorities in congress.

yet the public spit on mccain and gave obama the presidency with 6 supreme court justices over 70.

McCain risked his life for this country and the public spit on him and gave obama more power than any president ever so he can bring van jones into the white house.

I hate the poltics in this country with every fiber in my body.

Axelrod, Emanuel, Pelosi, Reid, Obama have turned this country into a liberal sewer and destroyed conservatism forever.

Worst of all I hate the voters like you who gave us this nightmare.

ryandan on January 30, 2010 at 10:26 AM

LOVE IT—- a good ol’ GOP/Conservative beatdown. President Obama is clearly the smartest guy in the room.

Wonder how Caribou Barbie would do in a roomful of Democrat politicians, ahhh ha ha ha

robertnyc212 on January 30, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Something tells me you either work for Holder, or you’re on pins, and needles waiting for all the entitlements owed to you by the American citizens, and tax payers.

capejasmine on January 30, 2010 at 10:27 AM

What is disturbing to me, as an Independent, is the obvious lack of perspective even by the GOP insiders.

This wasn’t a smackdown. We already knew his talking points.

AnninCA on January 30, 2010 at 10:27 AM

To Scalleywag hope you like obama’s 6 liberal supreme court picks.

You were the voter who destroyed american. the middle of the road virginia voter who believed obama’s lies that he was bipartisan even though he had a more radical voting record than barbara boxer.

ryandan on January 30, 2010 at 10:28 AM

The “smartest guy in the room” has yet to get his highly unpopular signature legislation through Congress where his party has majorities (and even a supermajority until last week when they got smacked in one of the bluest states in the country).

You haven’t been paying attention. GOP grandstanding and obstructionism is to blame which is how fair minded and reasonable people will see it in 2010.

robertnyc212 on January 30, 2010 at 10:29 AM

The ONLY thing that really matters to voters is results. They’ll sometimes go for “shiny” ideas, such as Obama’s hope message or some state race where the promise is to eliminate taxes.

That’s politics.

However, if results are produced, people calm down.

Obama could give a nightly speech, and it won’t matter.

Until he/Dems (and I don’t think they can, because the ideas are flawed) turn things around, he’ll lose.

AnninCA on January 30, 2010 at 10:30 AM

You haven’t been paying attention. GOP grandstanding and obstructionism is to blame which is how fair minded and reasonable people will see it in 2010.

robertnyc212 on January 30, 2010 at 10:29 AM

People aren’t even remotely close to being that deluded.

AnninCA on January 30, 2010 at 10:31 AM

As far as Palin goes did you happen to catch the Palin/Biden debate or do you believe what you’re told to believe.

Saw the whole thing. She was hanging on for dear life.

“Ok if I call you Joe (because she couldn’t remember his last name).”

robertnyc212 on January 30, 2010 at 10:31 AM

Boehner is a fool,

He doesn’t care if he gave obama a platform to campaign.

Boehner doesn’t care if obama stacks all the courts and the supreme court with 6 justices.

Boehner doesn’t care if obama helps dems keep the senate.

Boehner only cares about the house.

But Boehner is dumb because the left has been wanting obama to fight and boehner gave obama that platform. An energized left and a confused middle thinking obama is bipartisan will also hurt house republicans.

Boehner should have demanded obama work on legislation with republicans not give him a forum for fake bipartisanship before obama goes back to the white house and meets with the uniors and liberal activists on deals to ram health care through.

Real bipartisanship is stopping the taxes on small businesses in the health care.

The free rider in the senate health care bill will tax 750 dollars on small businesses on every worker over 50 workers.

A real leader which Obama isn’t would have thrown the unions and liberal activists out and brought in republicans to the white house and worked out a deal.

Instead stupid inept incompetent boehner gives obama a fake bipartisan platform to rally the left. Just brilliant. Instead of demanding the unions and liberal activists be kicked out and c-span brought in for health care he gives obama a campaign rally platform.

ryandan on January 30, 2010 at 10:32 AM

To Scalleywag hope you like obama’s 6 liberal supreme court picks.

You were the voter who destroyed american. the middle of the road virginia voter who believed obama’s lies that he was bipartisan even though he had a more radical voting record than barbara boxer.

ryandan on January 30, 2010 at 10:28 AM

Get a grip already. I didn’t vote for the guy. I’ve been critical of a lot of his policies, and once in a while I cut him some slack when he does something I think is right. And I think meeting with the GOP was the right thing to do, but as I said previously, it may be just a ruse. So chill out, geez.

scalleywag on January 30, 2010 at 10:35 AM

You haven’t been paying attention. GOP grandstanding and obstructionism is to blame which is how fair minded and reasonable people will see it in 2010.

robertnyc212 on January 30, 2010 at 10:29 AM

When the Dems had complete control over both the House, and Senate…how were Republicans obstructing? The Dems could have passed anything, and everything they wanted in record time, and didn’t. And Republicans were helpless to do anything about it. So how again, is that obstructing?

Perhaps if the Dems hadn’t completely shut the Republicans out of the process, and listened with open ears to all sides, and all ideas…they’d have gotten further than where they are now. But no. The Dems plan was to shove it at Republicans, and citizens around the country, and basically send the message. It’s our way, or the highway.

You may want to try opening your mind, and accept it for what it is. Republicans wield no real power here, and Dems had their shot. If they truly wanted to get this thru, they could have. As it is….I believe some Dems just didn’t want to take us down this road to socialism, and did some of their own obstructing.

capejasmine on January 30, 2010 at 10:35 AM

The Atlantic needs a better copy editor.

Here’s an except

excerpt

Disturb the Universe on January 30, 2010 at 10:35 AM

LOVE IT—- a good ol’ GOP/Conservative beatdown. President Obama is clearly the smartest guy in the room.

Wonder how Caribou Barbie would do in a roomful of Democrat politicians, ahhh ha ha ha

robertnyc212 on January 30, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Not quite but you are just another useful idiot willing to run with the line.

Now tell me how Obama gets on the pubs in the SOTU for essentially requring the Dems to have 60 seats. You do realize that the pubs only have 40 seats still at this moment.

CWforFreedom on January 30, 2010 at 10:37 AM

There is a reason why gop only has 177 reps to pelosi’s 258.

John Boehner is tone deaf and incompetent. When I heard about this platform the house gop was giving Obama I cringed immediately that it would give obama a platform for fake bipartisanship and to rally the left. The left wants obama to fight out in the public against republicans and boehner gave him the fighting image and the fake bipartisanhip image.

Boehner couldn’t organize a two car funeral procession and the house gop thinking this was a good idea to give obama a campaign platform is why they have 80 less seats than pelosi. They are incompetent that they thought this was a good idea. Obama was on the ropes but he has the stupid incompetent house republicans to rely on. They are laughing at the white house at the stupidity of the house republicans. Yeah real bipartisanship mr new liberal country rahm emanuel.

Lets use the 2008 election to pass every liberal agenda imaginable and yet house republicans give obama and rahm emanuel a platform for fake bipartisanship while they are delaying scott brown being seated to ram through more bills and pressing the house to ram through the senate bill with paul kirk’s vote.

ryandan on January 30, 2010 at 10:38 AM

fair minded and reasonable people

robertnyc212 on January 30, 2010 at 10:29 AM

You are confused. Such people don’t plot to steal other people’s money.

OldEnglish on January 30, 2010 at 10:38 AM

When the Dems had complete control over both the House, and Senate…how were Republicans obstructing?

capejasmine on January 30, 2010 at 10:35 AM

They still do. Brown has not yet been sworn in.

CWforFreedom on January 30, 2010 at 10:38 AM

The senate dems went off to a retreat on strategy to filibuster miguel estrada.

Message to house republicans. The dems are an evil mafia.

You give obama and rahm a campaign platform you fools.

ryandan on January 30, 2010 at 10:39 AM

CWforFreedom on January 30, 2010 at 10:37 AM

I think he’s just biding his time, til his government check gets there, or he’s waiting for further talking points from Holder. LOL

capejasmine on January 30, 2010 at 10:40 AM

He doesn’t care if he gave obama a platform to campaign.

ryandan on January 30, 2010 at 10:32 AM

Yep not a good idea but they wanted to show they were open to discourse. The problem is that you have far too many water carriers ready in the media and online(see one of my previous posts) ready to declare it was a demolition no matter what.

CWforFreedom on January 30, 2010 at 10:41 AM

You haven’t been paying attention. GOP grandstanding and obstructionism is to blame which is how fair minded and reasonable people will see it in 2010.

robertnyc212 on January 30, 2010 at 10:29 AM

I’ve been paying lots of attention. Obamacare is highly unpopular, as is cap and trade. Americans WANT the Republicans to stand up and defeat these measures.

In Massachusetts, a Republican took “Teddy Kennedy’s seat” by campaigning explicitly on the promise to vote no on health care reform.

If you were right, the polls would all show solid majority support for HCR, etc. But they don’t. They show majority opposed. 20% of Dems in MA voted for Brown as well as the vast majority of independents and GOP.

Meanwhile, independents are running away from Obama in droves nationwide. These are the people Obama needs support from, and they want none of his agenda.

The data do not support your arguments. When the agenda is unpopular, the opposition party gets elected.

Missy on January 30, 2010 at 10:41 AM

Obama and his buddy Dick Durbin real bipartisans.

House gop vs chicago dems no contest.

House gop doesn’t understand dick durbin, rahm emanuel, obama are extreme liberal partisans out to destroy conservatism and to give them a campaign platform is as bad as anything I have seen in politics. What fools.

ryandan on January 30, 2010 at 10:42 AM

rahm emanuel, durbin, obama play for keeps and gop gives them a campaign platform

ryandan on January 30, 2010 at 10:43 AM

The GOP is going to betray you. They are going to help rehab this President.

I don’t care if this ends up making Obama a “greater” president than any other before him IF he turns around in his approach and we, together, take this country back to fiscal responsibility.

I’m checking the Weather Channel hourly for the temperature in Hell so I’ll know when this starts.

karl9000 on January 30, 2010 at 10:43 AM

They still do. Brown has not yet been sworn in.

CWforFreedom on January 30, 2010 at 10:38 AM

Agreed. This dude just voted to raise the credit card limit on the American debt. Way to go! Yet, from previous articles I’ve read, I don’t think he’s supposed to be voting. Yet…he still is. They could pass this crap today, and yet…Republicans are obstructing things? LMAO

capejasmine on January 30, 2010 at 10:45 AM

GOP grandstanding and obstructionism is to blame which is how fair minded and reasonable people will see it in 2010.

robertnyc212 on January 30, 2010 at 10:29 AM

P.S. Dems have majorities in both houses. If GOP obstructionism is to blame for everything, how do you explain why they haven’t been able to get their bills through? They don’t need a single GOP vote to do it.

Nice spin, but the people aren’t buying it. Or perhaps you weren’t paying attention on January 19? If a blue state like Mass wanted to repudiate GOP “grandstanding and obstructionism,” they wouldn’t do it by electing a Republican.

Missy on January 30, 2010 at 10:45 AM

Saw the whole thing. She was hanging on for dear life.

“Ok if I call you Joe (because she couldn’t remember his last name).”

robertnyc212 on January 30, 2010 at 10:31 AM

I don’t understand your point, IMO it was a smart move on her part, instead of calling him Mr Biden.
It is my opinion that she won the debate, it is your opinion that he won the debate.

You didn’t answer my first question.

If the president is so smart, then why the need to hide his grades? I’m waiting for your answer,

redridinghood on January 30, 2010 at 10:46 AM

Wonder how Caribou Barbie would do in a roomful of Democrat politicians, ahhh ha ha ha

robertnyc212 on January 30, 2010 at 10:00 AM

It would be a clusterfark watching the Dems have to treat this woman with the respect.

I would love to see Specter use the “lady” line on Sarahcuda. He would look funny with his package in his own mouth. And she would still look like a lady afterwards.

karl9000 on January 30, 2010 at 10:48 AM

Andy Stern who white house is meeting with on health care is out to destroy conservatism.

Card check, immigration reform, EPA new power on emmissions.

Landreiu is the worst phony. First after massachussetts she said it was time to move on. She was thinking the house would just pass the senate bill and she could come off as independent.

But with the house waiting a little bit for poltics then she got angry and demanded the house to move sooner.

Dems wanted Ed Schultz to run in north dakota for the senate even after Schultz said to vote ten times in mass then apoligized and said vote 20 times.

National democrats recruited al franken to run in minnesota even after he said al queda should kill bush.

There are no moderate dems on a national level. They are only moderate when they have the margin to vote against a dem bill. But if the margin was smaller they would vote with the dems.

ryandan on January 30, 2010 at 10:48 AM

Missy on January 30, 2010 at 10:45 AM

There was a large number of Americans at the time of Obama’s election that did not know the Dems already had control of Congress . Scary. Bet our newly found trolls didn’t either. Either that or they are just tools.

CWforFreedom on January 30, 2010 at 10:52 AM

Bet our newly found trolls didn’t either. Either that or they are just tools.

CWforFreedom on January 30, 2010 at 10:52 AM

Or both. :)

Missy on January 30, 2010 at 10:59 AM

Obama down in the dumps so Boehner gives Obama a platform to energize the left. The white house has been looking for a platform like this for 12 months.

Leave it up to John Boehner to think of something so stupid to say great idea from the white house.

ryandan on January 30, 2010 at 11:00 AM

Obama: 10,000 dead in the earthquake in kansas.

Obama: 57 states

Obama is terrible with numbers

Obama: Problems in the middle east involving israel and palestinians going on for centuries. Wrong you fool

ryandan on January 30, 2010 at 11:02 AM

There was a large number of Americans at the time of Obama’s election that did not know the Dems already had control of Congress . Scary. Bet our newly found trolls didn’t either. Either that or they are just tools.

CWforFreedom on January 30, 2010 at 10:52 AM

Exactly!!! 2007, when they took their seats, and control, is right about the time the massive spending started, and unemployment started to rise.

Also note…it’s on record, that Bush tried to reign in fannie, and freddie, and was labeled a racist for it. So under the Dems watch, they let them, and the economy fall, all the while hatching out their master plans to take complete control over this country. So far, so good. They own car companies, and lord over banks. They control the economy, and are now proceeding to health care, and taxing the hell out of us on energy use.

capejasmine on January 30, 2010 at 11:03 AM

GOP grandstanding and obstructionism is to blame which is how fair minded and reasonable people will see it in 2010.

robertnyc212 on January 30, 2010 at 10:29 AM

Thank you for speaking “un-told truths”, Robert.

That’s exactly the way we fair minded and reasonable people saw it here in MA two weeks ago.

You’re blessed with a simple mind, Robert, filled with simple thoughts and the more you state them, the better I feel about the November elections.

Please don’t change. You are a fine example of the liberal/progressive mind.

Rod on January 30, 2010 at 11:08 AM

robertnyc:

You must not be good at reading polls.

Youth vote and minority vote will be way down in 2010. Clinton voters are also out to vote against obama they only voted for him because of Palin. Without bush there independnets voted for scott brown 76-19.

Have you seen the polls patty murray, feingold are losing.

Dems are so worried about the low latino vote in virginia they want immigration reform to rally the left.

The dems don’t understand anger brings out voters so getting latinos out when they can’t rail on republican majority going after illegals is going to be hard. In 2006 you had house gop proposing strict penalties on illegals. With dems in power latinos have no anger to go out and have mass marches and rallies and get the vote out.

2010 is a disaster for dems.

low youth vote

low minority vote

clinton dems and independents voting republican

independents voting republican with bush gone

only thing democrats are left with in 2010 are liberal journalists and well off liberals to vote for them that is why they lost in mass.

Go look at massachussetts coakley lost all the areas clinton won. The blue collar dems and independents voted for scott brown in droves.

Look at dems numbers in arkansas. Wherever clinton won dems aren’t doing good now.

ryandan on January 30, 2010 at 11:09 AM

Dems have really ticked off coal states like west virginia with cap and trade and all the dictates from the EPA.

Salazar is stopping off shore drilling off virginia and hurting mining in west virginia.

ryandan on January 30, 2010 at 11:12 AM

To robertnyc:

Joe Biden is senile.

Night of inauguaration he called justice stevens who swore him in justice stewart and biden had a confused senile look.

Joe biden is a gaffe machine who should have retired a long time ago.

ryandan on January 30, 2010 at 11:13 AM

Robert dems obstructed everything.

Dems went off to retreats to filibuster miguel estrada all of them.

Robert dems filibuster tort reform to protect their trial lawyers.

You dems are a like a evil mafia. Daschle obstructed everything and same with reid.

You are such liars you have so many rinos to work with like snowe, collins, lugar, voinovich, murkowski.

These rinos have voted with the dems time and again and yet you call gop obstructionists dems were united in obstructing everything.

You dems lead by chris mathews are such liars.

You dems put so much bad legislation on the defense bill.

Obama said in the debate with McCain he would veto any earmarks.

Then Obama just signed the 2010 budget with 8,000 earmarks and gibbs said no big deal.

Dems just passed the 2010 budget with spending increases.

ryandan on January 30, 2010 at 11:19 AM

Krauthammer has bitten the maggot filled Twinkie that is Obama, and has only tasted the sugar coating this time.

Sucker.

Obama is a world-historical liar.

Being able to speak like a soothing wonk about insincere irrelevancies is apparently impressive to some.

That scintillating skill may superficially snow talking heads in the media (like Charles K., at present), but leaves our nation at grave risk because of Barry’s stubborn pursuit of his infantile, crypto-marxist follies.

No quarter to this lunacy… from the (now recanted) KSM trial in NYC to (falsely) taking credit for supporting the Iranian anti-ayatollah resistence last Summer in the SOTU speech to the bit about “thinking hard about offshore drilling”, ad absurdum.

Obama must be thrown out, along with his enablers and pimps.

profitsbeard on January 30, 2010 at 11:22 AM

karl9000

you scare the living daylights out of me.

Obama had the most liberal voting record in the senate.

Obama is who he is. He just put bernanke back in charge who will keep massively spending.

Obama just signed 2010 budget with 8,000 earmarks.

Obama is trying to get the house to ram through the trillion dollar health care bill.

Dems are liberal but at least they know who gop is.

Conservatives and moderates who voted for obama and fell for his lies and still fall for them have destroyed this country.

The only solution is to vote dems out and vote a republican in 2010.

I want this country back. I want jon huntsman as president and that leftist obama gone.

I want john thune as president for fiscal responsibility we will not get fiscal responsiblity with obama.

Obama gave us 900 billion stimulus pork when people were talking about 100 billion at time of his inauguration.

Vote obama out in 2012 for fiscal discipline and the republicans that will vote for him will be giving him our supreme court for the next 40 years and more massive spending.

McCain would’ve given us a new FED chairman who would stop massively spending like bernanke. Bernanke won’t shut off all his spending programs.

Yeah obama real fiscal discipliner with paul krugman’s bernanke getting four more years.

ryandan on January 30, 2010 at 11:24 AM

Yeah obama and the dems really got the message.

The just voted to raise the debt 1.9 trillion and did it with paul kirk’s vote. They did it by delaying seating scott brown.

Dems and obama did this so they won’t have to take another vote before the midterms. This is unprecedented. But instead of the attention on that you get the attention on obama’s speaking skills and fake bipartisship.

GOP took the coverage off of obama’s liberal actions and gives him a platform for fake bipartisanship. The worst part are 20 percent of republcians fell for obama’s speaking skills and they are falling for it again.

I hate politics in this country with every fiber in my body.

Our politics suck. We are all holer, obama, rahm emanuel, pelosi, reid.

ryandan on January 30, 2010 at 11:28 AM

scalleywag:

Will you vote for obama or thune in 2012

ryandan on January 30, 2010 at 11:29 AM

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