Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on April 3, 2012 by Allahpundit

“That sound you hear? It’s the fat lady singing.

“For the umpteenth time in the Republican presidential primary race, Mitt Romney defeated Rick Santorum in a major Midwestern swing state — a win that effectively forecloses any chance that the former Massachusetts governor might not be the GOP nominee in the fall…

“‘Maybe it’s time to get going,’ Romney said in an interview with conservative talk show host Sean Hannity on Tuesday. ‘This is time for us to start focusing on [President Obama] rather than standing and focusing on one another in these primary contests.’”

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“In a move that shows Republicans are coalescing around the party’s front-runner, Mitt Romney plans to begin raising money jointly with the Republican National Committee this week as both the candidate and the GOP brace for an expensive general-election fight against President Barack Obama.

“The arrangement will allow top donors to write checks as large as $75,000 per person, by giving to party organizations in addition to the campaign. That’s far more than the $2,500 ceiling that applies to individual donations to a presidential candidate for the fall election.

“The move reflects a general clamor within the party to begin amassing the funds needed to compete with Mr. Obama’s fundraising operation, Romney and RNC advisers said. “Our donors are ready to mobilize for November,” said Andrea Saul, a Romney spokesperson. For the Republican nominee to be able to compete with the president’s re-election effort, ‘they need to get started now.’”

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“Senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod mocked GOP front-runner Mitt Romney’s economic policies on Tuesday, saying his ideas were from a ‘time warp.’

“‘He must watch ‘Mad Men’ and think it’s the evening news,’ said Axelrod on ‘CBS This Morning,’ referring to the popular drama set in the 1960s.

“Axelrod accused Romney of being ‘oblivious to the experiences of everyday people.’”

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“Aides continue to debate whether they should seize even tighter control of the former Massachusetts governor or yield to the push by some advisers to ‘let Romney be Romney’ — but they have yet to crack the code. ‘They haven’t been able to grapple with the central issue and central challenge they face as a campaign,’ one Romney adviser lamented. ‘In the absence of a candidate who has any poetry — who has any ability to connect on an emotional level — how do you create a bond?’…

“The operative said the campaign had become overprotective of Romney. ‘It’s part of the ‘We’ve got to keep him locked in a box’ thing. You know, at a certain point, the narrative feeds the narrative, right? So if you keep him locked in the box, then people say, ‘Well, that’s why they’ve got to keep him locked in the box,’ and it’s a giant mistake. He’s a really smart person. You can have a conversation with him, and he’s going to say some things that are going to make you cringe, but he’s going to say some things that sound pretty smart, and you’ve got to be able to take the risk.’”

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“What’s interesting about Romney and his supporters is that, despite his conservative rhetoric, moderates and country club conservatives continue to support his candidacy.

“Think about it. Romney, who stresses his opposition to abortion, talks tough on immigration and rules out a tax increase even to help cut the deficit, continues to get the support of pragmatic conservatives who reject former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum’s ideological rigidity, thought Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) was too conservative and viewed Texas Gov. Rick Perry as a bomb thrower…

Romney’s great asset is that these voters figure he is merely pandering to evangelicals and the most conservative element of the GOP when he talks about cultural issues, immigration and taxes.

“The bottom line, of course, is that nobody — not his critics and not his allies — really believes Mitt Romney.”

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“Mitt can’t fake it. He stinks at politicking. But then again, so did many others who would later succeed at governing. If Boston wants their candidate to humanize himself, maybe they should just let him admit that fact and stop trying to stuff himself into a suit that doesn’t fit…

“Mitt Romney should then just admit the sad truth. He’s stiff. He’s boring. He looks plain uncomfortable every time he tries to be cool. And despite what the love of his life may believe, he has never been the life of any party. But he may be the only leader on the national stage who has what it takes to fix an economy that’s deep in debt, bleeding jobs by the year and suffering through 30 years of decline.

“Now is not the time to tell jokes. Now is the time to lead. So Mitt Romney, lead. And leave the bad jokes to Jay Leno.”

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“With his sweep of the Wisconsin and Maryland primaries, Mitt Romney has finally secured the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. That is no small feat, given the realities of the modern Republican Party.

“But he did so without sketching out any design of what a new social model might look like. Indeed, Mr. Romney seemed to stand aside from the most urgent political and policy question of our time — what comes next — and instead bored us to tears with reassurances that America would be great again if only we elected him to its highest office.

“The key to a Romney victory is not to defeat President Obama; that would be a byproduct. The key is to make the case that the Blue Social Model is truly dead, that a new model is urgently needed and to present the first rough draft of what the new model might look like. Points one and two are an open-and-shut case. Point three is much riskier, obviously, but will (over time and with repetition) sharpen the points of difference. Vote for Obama and surely sink. Vote for Romney and at least there’s hope.

“Mr. Romney will never run his campaign along these lines. He and his team will Etch A Sketch as they go; energy today, bomb Iran tomorrow, whatever gets them through the next news cycle.”

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OT:boy mika is being b!tchy towards kelly ayotte

the lib talking heads keep bringing up that the president shouldn’t be blamed for the high gas prices, why won’t kelly and the rest of the GOP hit back saying obama had no problem blaming W in 08

ARGHHHHHHH

cmsinaz on April 4, 2012 at 7:35 AM

Unless you’re happy with 4 more years of Obamandias, the Great Destroyer it’s well past time for you to fall in line.

MJBrutus on April 4, 2012 at 7:15 AM

Yeah, AP. Go ahead and accept his advice. This is the same guy who was giving advice to Obama over at dKos in 2008.

The term is Moby.

kingsjester on April 4, 2012 at 7:35 AM

he is a centrist Dem

nathor on April 4, 2012 at 7:35 AM

You’re high. Obama is a hardcore, frothing leftist. He wouldn’t be centrist in the politburo of the old USSR. The man is for complete government control of our economy. He is for government providing the people with their every need at the expense of our liberty and our opportunity. He is a race baiter who seeks to divide this country in bitter culture wars, elevating archaic and isolated grievances as a means to justify massive wealth distribution and special privileges for political favor.

MJBrutus on April 4, 2012 at 7:42 AM

kingsjester on April 4, 2012 at 7:35 AM

I forgive you and turn the other cheek.

MJBrutus on April 4, 2012 at 7:47 AM

I forgive you and turn the other cheek.

MJBrutus on April 4, 2012 at 7:47 AM

You forgive me for telling the truth? You don’t understand how this Christianity Thingy works, do you? Tell ya what, read the Gospel according to John. It’s in the middle of the Bible, about halfway through. It will open a whole new world for you.

kingsjester on April 4, 2012 at 7:50 AM

the lib talking heads keep bringing up that the president shouldn’t be blamed for the high gas prices, why won’t kelly and the rest of the GOP hit back saying obama had no problem blaming W in 08

ARGHHHHHHH

cmsinaz on April 4, 2012 at 7:35 AM

Perhaps because she has a modicum of integrity and knows (as does everyone who follows the issue) that the fact is the President can not impact the oil market. Americans are up to speed on global capitalism, and not as many are suffering from ODS as you seem to think. There are many legit areas to critique Obama, but oil prices sure isn’t one of them.

libfreeordie on April 4, 2012 at 7:51 AM

I never fearmongered the demise of the republic. by the contrary, I was in the OOTD posts denouncing the mindless hate fest that it was. Its sad that people, maybe bloggers included(although they have the excuse of giving red meat to their readers for $), gets so into the political rhetoric, that they lose a notion of common sense. making an unbiased comparison of obama with former presidents, it will show a very similar behavior and efficiency.
I really dont dislike Obama any more than any other average politician. he is a centrist Dem that will be opposed by a centrist Repub. both parties will fearmonger their bases while they cash in lobbyist money.
In my opinion, the Dems have this game better prepared that the GOP in this election cycle and they will probably win.

nathor on April 4, 2012 at 7:35 AM

So sensible (no shade). But I would love to see other Romney supporters respond to the original question. Because the fearmongering around the death of the nation is still going to animate anti-Obama discourse. I worry that some Romney supporters may suffer from traumatic cognitive dissonance.

libfreeordie on April 4, 2012 at 7:54 AM

kingsjester on April 4, 2012 at 7:50 AM

But you know you’re being dishonest and belligerent. You know it in your heart. You don’t need to admit it or to ask, I volunteer my forgiveness to you without condition.

This is the month of Easter. I holiday that should mean something to you, if you are sincere in your faith as you say you are. Perhaps it would be a good time for you to reflect on your need to treat others with malice whose sole crime is simply not sharing your opinion. Others who are quick to forgive and wish you only well.

MJBrutus on April 4, 2012 at 7:55 AM

Unless you’re happy with 4 more years of Obamandias, the Great Destroyer it’s well past time for you to fall in line.

MJBrutus on April 4, 2012 at 7:15 AM

Yeah, AP. Go ahead and accept his advice. This is the same guy who was giving advice to Obama over at dKos in 2008.

The term is Moby.

kingsjester on April 4, 2012 at 7:35 AM

Who is Allahpundit? And since Islam severely restricts free speech why would anyone use that as a pseudonym on an American Blog?

Basilsbest on April 4, 2012 at 7:55 AM

There are many legit areas to critique Obama, but oil prices sure isn’t one of them.

libfreeordie on April 4, 2012 at 7:51 AM

The heck it is not. He is CEO of this nation. His energy policies have certainly contributed to this fiasco.

With great power comes great responsibility (comic bookish I know, but, it still applies).

kingsjester on April 4, 2012 at 7:56 AM

Is it the f’ing kostard hour here or what?

tom daschle concerned on April 4, 2012 at 7:56 AM

OT:boy mika is being b!tchy towards kelly ayotte

the lib talking heads keep bringing up that the president shouldn’t be blamed for the high gas prices, why won’t kelly and the rest of the GOP hit back saying obama had no problem blaming W in 08

ARGHHHHHHH

cmsinaz on April 4, 2012 at 7:35 AM

I wish Kelly Ayotte was a lot better at fending them off. She let a number of “facts not in evidence” go unchallenged.

I find that Newsweek cover extremely offensive. Jesus has joined the occupy movement? I must have missed that announcement at Mass last Sunday!

Naturally Curly on April 4, 2012 at 7:59 AM

MJBrutus on April 4, 2012 at 7:55 AM

This from the individual who appeared on this blog cussing and ranting and raving about how stupid the posters were, stating that you hated everyone here, and calling me a vulgar body part?

You then changed strategy and decided to blend in, in order to be the Moby you are.

It’s documented and you know it. All one has to do is Google it.

I’m not the dishonest one, Sybil.

Basilbeast, it you don’t like AP because he picks on your candidate,you do realize that you’re free to post elsewhere, don’t you?

kingsjester on April 4, 2012 at 8:00 AM

libfreeordie on April 4, 2012 at 7:51 AM

that sure didn’t stop the dems and obama from bashing W in 08 and they will bash the next gop president just the same…just double standards that you seem to be ok with

cmsinaz on April 4, 2012 at 8:03 AM

Naturally Curly on April 4, 2012 at 7:59 AM

agree and mj had no problem with that cover…wow

cmsinaz on April 4, 2012 at 8:03 AM

You’re high. Obama is a hardcore, frothing leftist. He wouldn’t be centrist in the politburo of the old USSR. The man is for complete government control of our economy. He is for government providing the people with their every need at the expense of our liberty and our opportunity. He is a race baiter who seeks to divide this country in bitter culture wars, elevating archaic and isolated grievances as a means to justify massive wealth distribution and special privileges for political favor. MJBrutus on April 4, 2012 at 7:42 AM

You’ve summed him up nicely. He’s at the left end of the political spectrum. It’s idiotic for anyone to suggest Romney is Obama-lite. I would have added that Obama’s a thug with no respect for the rule of law or the Constitution. His demagoging of the Supreme Court is disgusting.

Basilsbest on April 4, 2012 at 8:09 AM

The heck it is not. He is CEO of this nation. His energy policies have certainly contributed to this fiasco.

With great power comes great responsibility (comic bookish I know, but, it still applies).

kingsjester on April 4, 2012 at 7:56 AM

Um no. He’s not the CEO of anything, he’s the President. America is not a massive corporation, despite your far right fantasies, it is a nation and it is run by a government. Jesus. But maybe this explains some of the insanity on your side. If you genuinely believe that the President is a CEO, that explains why you believe the President has so much power over your “individual liberties” than they actually do.

And it pains me to say this, as I may be the biggest comics/sci-fi/fantasy nerd on this very board, but Uncle Ben’s advice is also not applicable here. For example, Spiderman was very powerful. But if/when Galactus attacks the earth you don’t call on Spiderman, its beyond the scope and purview of his powers (except for that one super weird arc where Spidey became cosmic spidey, anyone else remember that besides me? I thought it was awesome as a kid but there’s a chance it was lame, anyway). The same is true with oil prices. The global oil futures market determines the price, its not a 1:1 supply demand relationship.

libfreeordie on April 4, 2012 at 8:10 AM

libfreeordie on April 4, 2012 at 8:10 AM

So, the president of the United States is not the leader of this nation? Flunked Civics, huh?

kingsjester on April 4, 2012 at 8:12 AM

Create a bond by being relentless on an agenda to reign in the budget, deficit and debt. That’d bond me right up.

Dash on April 4, 2012 at 8:13 AM

You’re high. Obama is a hardcore, frothing leftist. He wouldn’t be centrist in the politburo of the old USSR.

and you have a window to Obama soul to come up with this conclusion?
very little of his political speeches and action point to such extreme. painting obama in such way seems to a independant voter more a declaration of hate than a sober assesment of his words and actions.
and dont spin this, dont pick and choose selected statements and focus on them to come up with your conclusions. you really have to be unbiased.

The man is for complete government control of our economy. He is for government providing the people with their every need at the expense of our liberty and our opportunity.

no, “complete government control” is soviet style planned economy and Obama is not for that.
he does support social safety nets and regulation of markets that matter most for people(health care, env regulations) . but hey, so does romney. now what?

He is a race baiter who seeks to divide this country in bitter culture wars,

all politicians that appeal to the center like obama try as much as they can to avoid polarizing issues. in truth, I think it is the repubs that try to put him in that polarizing spot, to appeal to their own base. with me, they failed. its nothing but pandering. I register it and forgive.

elevating archaic and isolated grievances as a means to justify massive wealth distribution and special privileges for political favor.

MJBrutus on April 4, 2012 at 7:42 AM

despite rethoric, class warfare is part of humanity since times immemorial. most people that are in the bottom class need to see the ones in the top class have their position be achieved with a modicum of justice, and they need to see a valid path towards the climb of the social ladder if they put their efforts and talent on it.

Obama does tap into this resentment as most politicians do, but is not over the top with it.

nathor on April 4, 2012 at 8:13 AM

Basilbeast, it you don’t like AP because he picks on your candidate,you do realize that you’re free to post elsewhere, don’t you? kingsjester on April 4, 2012 at 8:00 AM

I object to Islam being presented as something other than what it is.

Basilsbest on April 4, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Um, he’s just not quite there yet and not closing the deal very effectively contrary to the umpteempth time we’re being told that it’s over (again) and Rick Santorum should concede. That is very worrisome to the republican establishment and very concerning for us in the general election if we end up stuck with Rmoney. What is even more amusing is old crackpot, Nancy Pelosi is harping about how the republican party has been yanked to the far right and I’m yelling: What! Where, Who, WHEN?!?!? Because then you have the village idiots, Ari Fleischer and David Gergen on CNN crowing about how the moderate wing of the republican party has only grown stronger and the party only nominates moderates now and for the past 20 some years since Reagan. And again I have to say, “How well has that been working out there for us, dorks?!?”

mozalf on April 4, 2012 at 8:17 AM

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“Senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod mocked GOP front-runner Mitt Romney’s economic policies on Tuesday, saying his ideas were from a ‘time warp.’
“‘He must watch ‘Mad Men’ and think it’s the evening news,’ said Axelrod on ‘CBS This Morning,’ referring to the popular drama set in the 1960s.
“Axelrod accused Romney of being ‘oblivious to the experiences of everyday people.’”

Dont know if its been mentioned – but proof of the coordinated hitjob from the left.

Axelrod/Stephy/Carney… they dont even try to hide anything anymore.

Odie1941 on April 4, 2012 at 8:19 AM

So, the president of the United States is not the leader of this nation? Flunked Civics, huh?

kingsjester on April 4, 2012 at 8:12 AM

*serenity now* No. What I am saying is that a CEO and a President are not the same thing. Yes, they are both leaders. So is a basketball coach, so is the captain of a debate team. And while there are certain things which link all leaders they have differing levels of autonomy over their organizations. The President is the leader of a complex system of government with two other branches and a host of other “checks and balancing” civic and economic institutions that buttress that power. A CEO has a board of directors and what else in terms of check on his/her power. Especially in this day and age CEOs are getting more and more powerful. So no, a CEO is not a President nor vice versa.

More troubling is that you probably think of yourself as a small government conservative, and yet you want to imagine the President as an all powerful CEO. Come back Paulnuts, come back! We need you to talk to those big government conservatives, they won’t hear it from me.

libfreeordie on April 4, 2012 at 8:24 AM

mozalf on April 4, 2012 at 8:17 AM

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You’re not in 1980 anymore Dorothy.

FlaMurph on April 4, 2012 at 8:24 AM

nathor on April 4, 2012 at 8:13 AM

Another brilliant post. Would that all conservatives were this fair minded and sensible. Then we could actually have honest discussions about ideology. I feel like most of the debate around here is merely correcting people’s misuse/misunderstading/mischaracterization of the term “communist.” I would probably cause a ruckus if I were to propose that nearly everyone here is a marxist, because nearly everyone here understands the value of commodities in our society. But people might fall out.

libfreeordie on April 4, 2012 at 8:27 AM

So sensible (no shade). But I would love to see other Romney supporters respond to the original question. Because the fearmongering around the death of the nation is still going to animate anti-Obama discourse. I worry that some Romney supporters may suffer from traumatic cognitive dissonance.

libfreeordie on April 4, 2012 at 7:54 AM

there will be cognitive pain, for sure. lol!
dont forget leftists have their own pain to deal with, such as:
-end the wars? gitmo? what you got is osama scalp, but that was not what you voted for.
-ceding to the superpacs and raking in the lobbyist money in this cycle the same with abandoning his public funding position on 2008.
-shameful episodes with public funding of companies like solyindra.
-even obamacare is so convoluted, that it hardly appeals to any dem. actually, it hardly appeals to any one. so, where is that single payer?
-global warming? seems completely forgotten.

confess that obama lost his appeal and you will vote for him mostly because you dislike and even fear the opposition. will you?

nathor on April 4, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Blank Canvas big government Progressive running for the Presidency?

is this Obama 2008 or Romney 2012?

oh, same difference.

PappyD61 on April 4, 2012 at 8:34 AM

You’re not in 1980 anymore Dorothy.

FlaMurph on April 4, 2012 at 8:24 AM

And don’t we know it, Tonto. How’ve those moderate republican candidates been faring since 1980? We republicans have had a “clean sweep” in the presidential and congressional elections since or have I missed something?

mozalf on April 4, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Um no. He’s not the CEO of anything,

libfreeordie on April 4, 2012 at 8:10 AM

Interesting. He holds the highest (i.e. “chief”) office in the land and specifically that office is in the EXECUTIVE branch of the government. So how does this NOT make him the Chief Executive Officer of this country?

LibraryGryffon on April 4, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Interesting. He holds the highest (i.e. “chief”) office in the land and specifically that office is in the EXECUTIVE branch of the government. So how does this NOT make him the Chief Executive Officer of this country?

LibraryGryffon on April 4, 2012 at 8:42 AM

You are seeking to parse terms with a libtard?

You have to be a masochist.

tom daschle concerned on April 4, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Another brilliant post. Would that all conservatives were this fair minded and sensible. Then we could actually have honest discussions about ideology. I feel like most of the debate around here is merely correcting people’s misuse/misunderstading/mischaracterization of the term “communist.” I would probably cause a ruckus if I were to propose that nearly everyone here is a marxist, because nearly everyone here understands the value of commodities in our society. But people might fall out.

libfreeordie on April 4, 2012 at 8:27 AM

I do say, that libs also demonize and mis-characterize libertarian positions(which are the base of repub economic policy) in gruesome ways as well.

what I truly find sad, is how supposedly more informed bloggers and posters, love to enter this rethorical alternate reality. Maybe its a side effect of the internet, where everybody has to throws rethorical bombs to get attention.

nathor on April 4, 2012 at 8:48 AM

confess that obama lost his appeal and you will vote for him mostly because you dislike and even fear the opposition. will you?

nathor on April 4, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Oh please, yes I have been there, am there and will be there even as I pull that lever (UGH).

libfreeordie on April 4, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Interesting. He holds the highest (i.e. “chief”) office in the land and specifically that office is in the EXECUTIVE branch of the government. So how does this NOT make him the Chief Executive Officer of this country?

LibraryGryffon on April 4, 2012 at 8:42 AM

In the same way that the “chief” of an indigenous tribe and the “chief” financial officer of a fortune 500 company have a lot of big, pesky details which separate them from one another. I already laid out exactly why a CEO and a President are different. If you don’t want to respond to my claims, why engage the discussion at all?

libfreeordie on April 4, 2012 at 8:58 AM

Oh please, yes I have been there, am there and will be there even as I pull that lever (UGH).

libfreeordie on April 4, 2012 at 8:55 AM

find yourself some far right conservative, and hug him, cause you are together in the same misery.

nathor on April 4, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Is it the f’ing kostard hour here or what?

tom daschle concerned on April 4, 2012 at 7:56 AM

Someone must be getting paid by the post with a bonus for being Bishop.

Fallon on April 4, 2012 at 9:06 AM

And don’t we know it, Tonto. How’ve those moderate republican candidates been faring since 1980? We republicans have had a “clean sweep” in the presidential and congressional elections since or have I missed something?
mozalf on April 4, 2012 at 8:35 AM

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Clean sweep ? What you are missing is that the only governing “clean sweeps” you are craving are found mainly in communist countries. Not what we want to copy.

And time is up for this election. You so called conservatives had 3 yrs to get a candidate ready- here it is April- and it’s Mittens fault there is no conservative available to save the world?

Where’s does the responsibility belong for that ? Not with Mitt-
and for the record, the score is 3-3 since RR, not too bad given the fact the liberal media controls the volume.

FlaMurph on April 4, 2012 at 9:09 AM

You are seeking to parse terms with a libtard?

You have to be a masochist.

tom daschle concerned on April 4, 2012 at 8:45 AM

It’s good to practice in a controlled environment.

Though what I really need to do is figure out how to reparse “delusional” and “mentally unstable” back at them, since those are my sister’s favorite epithets. We’ve only talked once in over two years, when she came to town for my parents 50th anniversary, but if she comes again for any sort of family gathering, I’ll have to play nice again for my mother’s sake. At least my father agreed that he wouldn’t expect me to stay in contact with a non-relative who treated me that way, so he couldn’t demand it for a relative either.

LibraryGryffon on April 4, 2012 at 9:12 AM

When will they openly attack Axelgrease as the unelected power behind Obama. To quote(paraphrase) a beautiful song, he’s the Keeper of the Czars.

Don L on April 4, 2012 at 9:16 AM

Lord havs mercy. I am sooo glad you never “taught” my children anything.
You have no skill.

I already laid out exactly why a CEO and a President are different.
libfreeordie on April 4, 2012 at 8:58 AM

You did oh wise one?
Is this what you “laid out”?
You musta failed reading comprehension then, cause you can’t even proofread your own dribble. (Yeah, not drivel).
They say Exactly the same thing.

The President is the leader of a complex system of government with two other branches and a host of other “checks and balancing” civic and economic institutions that buttress that power. A CEO has a board of directors and what else in terms of check on his/her power.

Please go and try to brainwash some pre-K’s, OK?

OkieDoc on April 4, 2012 at 9:21 AM

FlaMurph on April 4, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Well you may be satisfied with the status quo, but we “conservatives” want to beat Obama and not just hand over his re-election by default. We nominate moderates against strong democrat candidates and lose – nominate moderates against weak democrat candidates and lose. Somehow, that’s not been a winning strategy and we’re about to commit political suicide again. It’s time to try something different and decisive to attract those not happy with Obama. Not the same old, same old. No, this isn’t communism (yet) nor do we want to be lemmings heading for the cliff the last time I looked. Sorry, I don’t buy your reasoning.

mozalf on April 4, 2012 at 9:27 AM

“‘He must watch ‘Mad Men’ and think it’s the evening news,’ said Axelrod on ‘CBS This Morning,’ referring to the popular drama set in the 1960s.

Hmmmm… the Obama economy seems headed to…

Oil being scarce.

Savagery rising in the cities to finally engulf them.

The thin blue line pushed beyond its breaking point.

The government, imploding as it cannot sustain its debt.

Say, wait a sec! I know that!

It’s Mad Max!!!

I’ll take Mad Men over Mad Max any day… unless you can get me one of those V-8 Interceptors and the juice to make it go… that precious juice… plus ammo. And even then, Mad Men it is.

ajacksonian on April 4, 2012 at 9:28 AM

It’s good to practice in a controlled environment.

Though what I really need to do is figure out how to reparse “delusional” and “mentally unstable” back at them, since those are my sister’s favorite epithets. We’ve only talked once in over two years, when she came to town for my parents 50th anniversary, but if she comes again for any sort of family gathering, I’ll have to play nice again for my mother’s sake. At least my father agreed that he wouldn’t expect me to stay in contact with a non-relative who treated me that way, so he couldn’t demand it for a relative either.

LibraryGryffon on April 4, 2012 at 9:12 AM

My advice, and it is harsh..probably not unexpected…

Don’t be nice, and cordial, and apologetic.

Ask questions, advocate for truth, do not fear being called the typical epithets that liberals throw.

They are morons, half-wits, ignoramuses…they are insincere, dishonest, manipulative, and utterly repugnant.

And most of all…THEY ARE INCORRECT ABOUT DAMN NEAR EVERYTHING.

It is beyond time to start shoving things back into their faces.

tom daschle concerned on April 4, 2012 at 9:30 AM

and you have a window to Obama soul

Yup, but few care. One was when he fought like Hades to slaughter a helpless born baby through starving it to death. That’s the core soul of your hero -and I could give a hoot how you wish to relabel the evilof infanticide (the final solution maybe) in order to call it good. Some of us in America, still recognize it.

And that attack on conscience and the Catholic Church, didn’t bother too many, either on the left (few active consciences that aren’t atrophied by arrogance) or on the fiscal/libertarian right. (To most of them, it’s about the economy {30 pieces of silver} not freedom, or doing what is morally right, because we ought to.

Don L on April 4, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Well you may be satisfied with the status quo, but we “conservatives” want to beat Obama and not just hand over his re-election by default. We nominate moderates against strong democrat candidates and lose – nominate moderates against weak democrat candidates and lose. Somehow, that’s not been a winning strategy and we’re about to commit political suicide again. It’s time to try something different and decisive to attract those not happy with Obama. Not the same old, same old. No, this isn’t communism (yet) nor do we want to be lemmings heading for the cliff the last time I looked. Sorry, I don’t buy your reasoning.

mozalf on April 4, 2012 at 9:27 AM

conservatives as you think of them, are still a minority in the country and would bring worse defeats, no matter how energized the base would be.

nathor on April 4, 2012 at 9:41 AM

nathor on April 4, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Oh please, yes I have been there, am there and will be there even as I pull that lever (UGH).

libfreeordie on April 4, 2012 at 8:55 AM

You two should go get a room the way you stroke each other. Sorry but the “even as I pull that lever” made me want tp throw up.

VegasRick on April 4, 2012 at 9:54 AM

conservatives as you think of them, are still a minority in the country and would bring worse defeats, no matter how energized the base would be.

nathor on April 4, 2012 at 9:41 AM

I couldn’t disagree more! The past 30 years, except for Ronald Reagan, have been disasterous for moderate and liberal republicans. Look at New England and states like Maryland, California, etc., which have turned even bluer with the liberal republican governors they had/have. We are losing the war on social issues with abortion becoming rampant, gay marriage is growing like a cancer, the courts are becoming more and more liberal, and the list goes on and on with no forseeable way to stop it. So the republican party is getting castrated and impotent (sorry) with the moderates in control. Conservatism has been on the rise and growing but the republican establishment is protecting their money and power and want to hold on to those at all costs. Even to the detriment of the party. 2012 case in point.

mozalf on April 4, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Yup, but few care. One was when he fought like Hades to slaughter a helpless born baby through starving it to death.

obama the baby killer? put that in the bumber sticker and see how many votes you get with narrow spin.

That’s the core soul of your hero -and I could give a hoot how you wish to relabel the evilof infanticide (the final solution maybe) in order to call it good. Some of us in America, still recognize it.

is that it? single issue voter? how dull!
anyway, you are also peering into the soul of millions of americans(more than half) and also calling them evil, did you know that?

And that attack on conscience and the Catholic Church, didn’t bother too many, either on the left (few active consciences that aren’t atrophied by arrogance) or on the fiscal/libertarian right. (To most of them, it’s about the economy {30 pieces of silver} not freedom, or doing what is morally right, because we ought to.

Don L on April 4, 2012 at 9:32 AM

it does not cross you mind that with you consider moral is not absolute and other people differ from your sanctimonious moralist attitude.
I could say that your religion is based in lies and any moral code based on lies is immoral. this is really the treatment you deserve.

nathor on April 4, 2012 at 9:58 AM

You two should go get a room the way you stroke each other. Sorry but the “even as I pull that lever” made me want tp throw up.

VegasRick on April 4, 2012 at 9:54 AM

he will do what many conservatives will do for romney. does that make you throw up too?

nathor on April 4, 2012 at 10:01 AM

I object to Islam being presented as something other than what it is.

Basilsbest on April 4, 2012 at 8:15 AM

AP is AP, if you don’t like his name, too bad-you can leave.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 4, 2012 at 10:07 AM

nathor on April 4, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Well. Well. If it isn’t our resident infanticide supporter.
*spit*

annoyinglittletwerp on April 4, 2012 at 10:08 AM

nathor on April 4, 2012 at 7:35 AM

The Democrats have the advantage in a free media source and the ability to determine the message on so many levels used by the public every day. You think Obama is a centrist Democrat?

Cindy Munford on April 4, 2012 at 10:10 AM

In the same way that the “chief” of an indigenous tribe and the “chief” financial officer of a fortune 500 company have a lot of big, pesky details which separate them from one another. I already laid out exactly why a CEO and a President are different. If you don’t want to respond to my claims, why engage the discussion at all?

libfreeordie on April 4, 2012 at 8:58 AM

And that’s why a CFO is a CFO not the Chief of the local tribe with a casino. My children have no trouble understanding the difference between the two chiefs, and obviously neither you do, but they both are officially considered “Chief”. The word “Chief” is usually defined as “the head or leader of an organized body of people”. Since the presidency is the EXECUTIVE branch of the US government, and the president is the head of that branch, how can he not be thought of as the CEO? Though based on some of the stuff I’ve read about the uses of CEO/CFO/COO, COO might actually be a better fit.

A lot of schools, at least those that bother teaching kids about American government and civics seem to agree with this page. Parse it however you want, but most people have no problems with the president being referred to as a CEO, and understand what is and is not meant by it.

LibraryGryffon on April 4, 2012 at 10:12 AM

I couldn’t disagree more! The past 30 years, except for Ronald Reagan, have been disasterous for moderate and liberal republicans. Look at New England and states like Maryland, California, etc., which have turned even bluer with the liberal republican governors they had/have. We are losing the war on social issues with abortion becoming rampant, gay marriage is growing like a cancer, the courts are becoming more and more liberal, and the list goes on and on with no forseeable way to stop it.

social conservatism is even more unpopular that general conservatism. you can see that with santorum, he cannot even win his own party.

So the republican party is getting castrated and impotent (sorry) with the moderates in control. Conservatism has been on the rise and growing but the republican establishment is protecting their money and power and want to hold on to those at all costs. Even to the detriment of the party. 2012 case in point.
mozalf on April 4, 2012 at 9:55 AM

or, if a social conservative take over the GOP in an intolerant way, it would mean that the remaining of the GOP would turn independent or dem. I would be one of those.

social conservatives are the minority. what is it so hard for you to get? the rest of the country will not care about your agenda and if you insist, the most you will get is pandering.

nathor on April 4, 2012 at 10:15 AM

The Democrats have the advantage in a free media source and the ability to determine the message on so many levels used by the public every day. You think Obama is a centrist Democrat?

Cindy Munford on April 4, 2012 at 10:10 AM

by his actions Obama IS a centrist democrat. seems obvious.

nathor on April 4, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Doesn’t seem to be working out too well for you so far is it? :-(
Your description of the republican party you want is very similar to and as an off-shoot of the democrat party. Not much incentive for anyone to cross over, only stagnate.

mozalf on April 4, 2012 at 10:18 AM

“Senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod mocked GOP front-runner Mitt Romney’s economic policies on Tuesday, saying his ideas were from a ‘time warp.’

“‘He must watch ‘Mad Men’ and think it’s the evening news,’ said Axelrod on ‘CBS This Morning,’ referring to the popular drama set in the 1960s.

“Axelrod accused Romney of being ‘oblivious to the experiences of everyday people.’”

First, as Bishop and others have pointed out, Obama and Michelle are hardly Everyday People. Indeed I can see the GOP ad now, set to the song’s tune of them jet setting around the world on the taxpayer’s dime. Different strokes for different folks indeed! And while Sly and the Family Stone were ready to accept the butcher and the banker, zero bankrupts the butcher and demonizes the banker.

Second, I would suggest it’s not wise for Axelrod to remind us of the ’60s via Mad Men. That was the era when Obama’s self-declared Communist Revolutionary colleagues, Ayers and Dohrn (and others!), were declaring War on America and on a domestic terrorism spree. While they were trying to destroy the country, Mitt’s father was working his way up the ladder, running American Motors, going on to be governor of the very State where Ayers and Dohrn launched their radical careers in Ann Arbor at the U of Mi. It’s quite the contrast…

Buy Danish on April 4, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Can we please get rid of the auto-refresh? I just lost a carefully worded post, and I really don’t want to spend another 10 minutes trying to recreate it and find the links again.

Basic gist. Libfreeordie likes to parse words the way Clinton did with “is”. If LFOD thinks using a term one way can make people look silly LFOD will use that definition. If a different definition works for LFOD the next day, even if that definitiion is almost diametrically opposed to the previous one, that’s what LFOD will do, and pretend that the other never happened.

The rest of the world understands that two people can both have the title, official or not, of “chief”, and actually have different roles. The word “chief” is usually defined along the lines of “the head or leader of an organized body of people”. The president is the head or leader of the executive branch of the government, therefore he is a CEO. His duties are going to be somewhat different from those of the CEOs of BP or Goldman Sachs or my local community hospital (but those three CEOs probably have somewhat different duties, due to the differences between their organizations), but his position in relation to the US government is similar to that of those CEOs to their companies.

LibraryGryffon on April 4, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Who is Allahpundit? And since Islam severely restricts free speech why would anyone use that as a pseudonym on an American Blog?

Basilsbest on April 4, 2012 at 7:55 AM

Really? Forget your sarc tag? Guess you would of had to be there and apart of it. Apparently you weren’t and still aren’t. Here try this. Thought you were one of those smarter then everyone else kinda guys/gals. Glad to educate you when I can./

Bmore on April 4, 2012 at 10:27 AM

apart=a part

Bmore on April 4, 2012 at 10:31 AM

nathor on April 4, 2012 at 10:18 AM

If tripling the debt and giving power to unelected bureaucrats, dismantling our energy system (such as it is) and trying to institute socialized medicine, what exactly would he have to do to qualify as a Leftist?

Cindy Munford on April 4, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Bmore on April 4, 2012 at 10:27 AM

I am constantly amazed at the demands of submission of some supporters of Gov. Romney, especially of the guy wielding the banhammer. How does someone come here and b!tch about his name?

Cindy Munford on April 4, 2012 at 10:42 AM

So what I get from the lib’s here today is that it’s not Obama’s fault the EPA is doing all it can to hinder electricity production, even though he is the boss.

Makes sense if your dishonest.

Spliff Menendez on April 4, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Spliff Menendez on April 4, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Yep, just another day at the office for our centrist Democrat president.

Cindy Munford on April 4, 2012 at 11:05 AM

How does someone come here and b!tch about his name?

Cindy Munford on April 4, 2012 at 10:42 AM

cozmo does a great job at explaining that one. Maybe he’ll see this and chime in. Nah he won’t see this. : )

Bmore on April 4, 2012 at 11:31 AM

It is beyond time to start shoving things back into their faces.

Tom daschle concerned on April 4, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Actually, that’s how I got called names, I was “offending” her friends on Facebook, by disagreeing politely with them and having the temerity to have facts to back me up. On the other hand, she is supposedly the picture of civility, libeling me in public and telling another of my friends “I don’t know you so I’m inclined to impugn your intelligence”. And she’s so clueless about her behaviour that to this day I don’t believe that she has figured out what she did to have me cut her off.

I’m involved in politics on the local level, so I need to practice keeping calm, and answering firmly back, instead of my past habit of going into flabargasted shock at “how can they be this stupid and still be alive?”. Perhaps I should actually ask that. It’s still politer than what they throw our way.

LibraryGryffon on April 4, 2012 at 12:06 PM

666

Schadenfreude on April 4, 2012 at 12:18 PM

666

Schadenfreude on April 4, 2012 at 12:18 PM

999

Bmore on April 4, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Been a while. I noticed you getting it pretty good over there on,……..whatever thread that was. Hope you gave as good as you got. ; )

Bmore on April 4, 2012 at 1:28 AM

Nah…she was made to look even dumber than usual. She is the epitome of the words “political hack”.

3- the war on women(tm) bled too much votes and excited the dem base.

nathor on April 4, 2012 at 6:29 AM

What war on women? Did you really buy into that line?

I realize the Dems spin was designed for stupid people. On second thought now I get why you bought it.

CW on April 4, 2012 at 6:39 AM

You would do well by operating under the Terms of Use CW.
Fair warning.

Midwestprincesse on April 4, 2012 at 4:20 PM

he is a centrist Dem that will be opposed by a centrist Repub. both parties will fearmonger their bases while they cash in lobbyist money.
In my opinion, the Dems have this game better prepared that the GOP in this election cycle and they will probably win.

nathor on April 4, 2012 at 7:35 AM

Best liar wins.
Stupidest people fall for the best liar.

The centrist label is hilarious.
You clearly have not read up on Obama’s associations or true positions.
The man is a Communist.

Badger40 on April 4, 2012 at 4:52 PM

kingsjester on April 4, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Well, I don’t know the baby Jesus the way you know the baby Jesus or anything. But I’m pretty sure that he wouldn’t want you to carry a grudge for years. And I’m pretty sure that he wouldn’t want you to be mean and dishonest even if you were mortally wounded by what someone said a year or more ago. Of course, as I said, you know the baby Jesus better than I. If he does want you to be like that, then the baby Jesus is a real jerk and you should find someone else to follow.

MJBrutus on April 4, 2012 at 5:05 PM

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