Quotes of the day

posted at 10:47 pm on April 18, 2012 by Allahpundit

“In a bid to win independents, President Obama’s campaign is ramping up efforts to label Mitt Romney a hardcore conservative

“The official described Romney as a conservative who wants to get rid of abortion and gay marriage and opposes the DREAM Act, which would provide a path to legal residency for children brought to the country as illegal immigrants. The official, mindful of Obama’s hope to win a large percentage of Hispanic voters, said Romney wants to deport all of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the country…

“‘No one forced Mitt Romney to wrap his arms around the Tea Party and take the most extreme position on immigration of any candidate in modern history, but that is the platform he has decided to embrace throughout the campaign,’ said Jen Psaki, a former Obama aide.”

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“Great things can grow out of stupid stories. Fehrnstrom jacked into an emerging, jokey conservative meme. It even had a hashtag: #ObamaDogReceipes. ‘John McCain’s presidential campaign wouldn’t have touched this anecdote with a ten-foot pole,’ wrote the National Review’s Jim Geraghty. ‘Between this and the Romney camp’s rapid response to the Rosen comments, we are seeing a Republican presidential campaign that is exponentially faster on its feet and way more nimble than the previous general-election campaign against Obama.’

“That was the point. Republican voters, the choosey people who made Romney survive three months of primaries, believe that Barack Obama won too easily in 2008. The media and the McCain campaign failed to ‘vet’ him. I heard iterations of the theory when South Carolina Republicans blew their kingmaker record and chose Newt Gingrich over Romney. Gingrich, they told me, would ‘eviscerate’ and ‘lacerate’ Obama. McCain? Poor guy had his chance, and he wimped out…

“Michael Goldfarb applauds the Romney campaign’s punch-back abilities—but only up to a point. ‘They’ve been attacked on the dog thing to an insane level,’ he says. ‘They get an opportunity, and they hit back. But both this and the Rosen thing were totally reactive. This was a response to the Seamus story, that was a response to the ‘war on women.’ You don’t see them going after character and bio, which were the things McCain was accused of going soft on.’”

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“Romney is going to be a lot tougher on Obama than was McCain in 2008. For all the complaints against his moderation by the tea-party base, they will slowly rally to him as he makes arguments against Obama of the sort that McCain was perceived as unable or unwilling to make. So far Romney’s attitude is that he is in the arena where blows come thick and fast, and one can’t whine when being hit or hitting — a view far preferable to McCain’s lectures about what not to say or do in 2008. Left-wing preemptory charges that Romney is ‘swift-boating’ or ‘going negative’ will probably have slight effect on him. Just as Bill Clinton saw that Dukakis in 1988 had wanted to be liked rather than feared and so himself ran a quite different, tough 1992 race, so too Romney knows where McCain’s magnanimity got him in 2008. Romney won’t be liked by the press, knows it, and perhaps now welcomes it.”

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“The idea that Obama has brought us out of the light when he’s plunged us deeper into the sinkhole of debt, that somehow Obama has opened up Washington DC to make it as transparent and open as possible when they’ve done all of these deals and subverted the rule of law behind close doors. That somehow Obama is more likable than any Republican and somehow he’s a nice guy – I hate hearing this from Mitt Romney, he’s got to get this talking point out of his mouth. Barack Obama is not a nice guy. He has dealt brutally with the Right, with people like Paul Ryan and brave Republicans who have been calling him to the carpet on all of the disgust and culture of corruption that has reigned.”


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Electrongod on April 18, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Note to hot Air management:

Is it possible to adjust the code of conduct to make moronic “FIRST!!!!” comments an automatic banning offense?

Random Numbers (Brian Epps) on April 18, 2012 at 10:32 PM

First!

JPeterman on April 18, 2012 at 10:48 PM

2nd

Electrongod on April 18, 2012 at 10:49 PM

‘John McCain’s presidential campaign wouldn’t have touched this anecdote with a ten-foot pole,’ wrote the National Review’s Jim Geraghty.

Yeah… hmmm ,wonder if that is why he lost?

uncommon sense on April 18, 2012 at 10:49 PM

First!

JPeterman on April 18, 2012 at 10:48 PM

We have a problem…

We will need to wait for Bishop…

Electrongod on April 18, 2012 at 10:50 PM

we are seeing a Republican presidential campaign that is exponentially faster on its feet and way more nimble than the previous general-election campaign against Obama.’

good. Take it to ‘em hard and heavy Mitt. There is LOTS of material out there. You can’t get through it all in the next few months.

ted c on April 18, 2012 at 10:50 PM

RINO Last Stand. It’s a fight for the survival of the species.

faraway on April 18, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Note to hot Air management:

Is it possible to adjust the code of conduct to make moronic “FIRST!!!!” comments an automatic banning offense?

Random Numbers (Brian Epps) on April 18, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Fourth First!

cynccook on April 18, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Note to hot Air management:

Is it possible to adjust the code of conduct to make moronic “FIRST!!!!” comments an automatic banning offense?

Random Numbers (Brian Epps) on April 18, 2012 at 10:32 PM

You can take the first Moron out of hotair, but you can’t take the hotair out of the first moron.

ted c on April 18, 2012 at 10:53 PM

5th,6th,7th.8th 9th

covering all bases.

Obama won;t be able to Paint Romney as a conservative because

HE ISN’T a CONSERVATIVE. he’s a moderate. why do you think the right wing doesn’t want him.

In the general this is an advantage.

gerry-mittbot-moderate

gerrym51 on April 18, 2012 at 10:54 PM

So, apparently, the NY Times poll that had Obama and Romney tied had a +8 D advantage among Registered Voters.

Democrat (34%)
Republican (26%)

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57416095/cbs-news-nyt-poll-4-18-12/%20?tag=contentMain;contentBody

sentinelrules on April 18, 2012 at 10:54 PM

11th to infinity First!
*Because I’m better than y’all*

annoyinglittletwerp on April 18, 2012 at 10:56 PM

First!

Bmore on April 18, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Obama has taken us out of darkness and into a black hole.
I hope Romney is ruthless.

GaltBlvnAtty on April 18, 2012 at 10:56 PM

We will need to wait for Bishop…

Electrongod on April 18, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Nah, he’ll be first, remember its in his contract. ; )

Bmore on April 18, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Random Numbers (Brian Epps) on April 18, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Honorary First!

Bmore on April 18, 2012 at 10:58 PM

“Obama brought us out of the darkness and into the light”

I remember seeing that….In Finding Nemo….

Just keep swimming…swimming….swimming…

Electrongod on April 18, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Obama has taken us out of darkness and into a black hole.

GaltBlvnAtty on April 18, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Raaaaacist!!!!!

JPeterman on April 18, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Malkin rules!

St Gaudens on April 18, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Obama won;t be able to Paint Romney as a conservative because

HE ISN’T a CONSERVATIVE. he’s a moderate. why do you think the right wing doesn’t want him.

In the general this is an advantage.

gerry-mittbot-moderate

gerrym51 on April 18, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Not that it matters anymore, but why did Romney keep insisting he was severely conservative? Is he a liar?

Night Owl on April 18, 2012 at 11:03 PM

1st,er,On Topic!

Yes,Obama needs to be re-vetted,again…for the first time!

canopfor on April 18, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Go figure, pet commercials.

Bmore on April 18, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Just keep swimming…swimming….swimming…

Electrongod on April 18, 2012 at 10:59 PM

mine, mine, mine, mine

That is more like Obamie

uncommon sense on April 18, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Romney is ruthless. We’re going to win this thing, folks.

GOPRanknFile on April 18, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Tamara Holder? Another useless chew toy.

OkieDoc on April 18, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Poor Mooshelle, couldn’t help herself…

lovingmyUSA on April 18, 2012 at 11:07 PM

1st

Electrongod on April 18, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Ha!

KOOLAID2 on April 18, 2012 at 11:07 PM

ramping up efforts to label Mitt Romney a hardcore conservative

That is comedy gold right there.

CorporatePiggy on April 18, 2012 at 11:08 PM

‘John McCain’s presidential campaign wouldn’t have touched this anecdote with a ten-foot pole,’ wrote the National Review’s Jim Geraghty.

Yeah, and John’s daughter has ten-foot pole marks all over her body.
thx Larry the Cable Guy.

arnold ziffel on April 18, 2012 at 11:09 PM

McCain had the worst campaign team ever – Steve Schmidt, Mark and Nicolle Wallace, etc.

bw222 on April 18, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Video 2 Rmoney™ on Hannity® Jobs© not Dogs©.

Bmore on April 18, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Poor Mooshelle, couldn’t help herself…

lovingmyUSA on April 18, 2012 at 11:07 PM

I’m hoping that the One’s campaign goes more like this

uncommon sense on April 18, 2012 at 11:11 PM

lovingmyUSA on April 18, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Hey, that was my ode to the snab Upper east side the other night on QOTD.
But it’s highly apropos for tonight’s too, huh?

UES, still wearing those cheap sunglasses?

OkieDoc on April 18, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Sad. I will be voting against obama rather than for Mittens.

Lanceman on April 18, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Ha!

KOOLAID2 on April 18, 2012 at 11:07 PM

17th!

Bmore on April 18, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Poor Mooshelle, couldn’t help herself…

lovingmyUSA on April 18, 2012 at 11:07 PM

I used to think music from the seventies wasn’t all that hot. I realize now that all decades have some really really good stuff. HA has really enlightened me in many ways.

arnold ziffel on April 18, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Obama has brought us out of darkness and into the light-unfortunately, that light is actually at the front of an oncoming train.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 18, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Tamara Holder? Another useless chew toy.

OkieDoc on April 18, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Why does FNC need Jesse Jackson’s daughter? It already has a brainless ditz from Chicago.

bw222 on April 18, 2012 at 11:13 PM

mine, mine, mine, mine

That is more like Obamie

uncommon sense on April 18, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Yep…
I will go with what you said…:)

Electrongod on April 18, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Yeah, and John’s daughter has ten-foot pole marks all over her body.
thx Larry the Cable Guy.

arnold ziffel on April 18, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Hey, somebody had to be the political version of Paris Hilton.

uncommon sense on April 18, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Malkin is right about who Obama really is (and yes, his alleged likability is exaggerated) but she is wrong to be upset that Romney — the candidate — is staying above the fray about it. The surrogates should be the one attacking Obama on the likability issue (as has been happening) and Romney should do what he’s doing — saying “You can like Obama but you can’t afford Obama.” It completely dismisses the “likability” factor as a way to judge a person’s ability to be POTUS. It isn’t only the most effective way to go against Obama, it is stealing a page from Obama’s own playbook (stay about the fray while the surrogates do the attacking).

Dark Star on April 18, 2012 at 11:15 PM

The Light and the Dark,a repost!
——————————–

The administration is going in precisely the wrong direction.”
===============================================================
A repost from ABC News,from Tappers site,back in 2008,
and a mixture of Hopey and Father Pledger!!

Hopey/Changeys Fark Side!
*************************

This is a true story of one’s desire to reach the
brass ring,the bitterness and clinging of one’s hope.
Its of a long and challenging journey to reach the summit
only to realize that you have lost your faith,hope and
religion!

Its high up on Bend over Backwards Don’t go There
Bigot Mountain,where even the angels dare to tread!
Its of faith gained and faith lost,and of one mans
obsession to throw it all away,and go to the darkside!

Will he keep throwing every one and everthing under the
bridge,or over the side,will hope prevail,or will he be
cast into the gapeing *pit of a black hole,where even
political light can not escape!

*(canopfor regrets the gapeing pit of a
black hole,and apologizes for any
likeness to an Astronomy phrase!)ha ha

Posted by: canopfor | June 1, 2008, 8:57 pm

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2008/06/father-pfleger/

canopfor on September 23, 2011 at 8:21 PM

canopfor on April 18, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Swimming, swim.

Bmore on April 18, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Barack Obama is not a nice guy. He has dealt brutally with the Right, with people like Paul Ryan and brave Republicans who have been calling him to the carpet on all of the disgust and culture of corruption that has reigned.

Truer words were never spoken.

squint on April 18, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Tamara Holder? Another useless chew toy.

OkieDoc on April 18, 2012 at 11:06 PM

She cann’t help herself she is from Chicago.

43rd

RickB on April 18, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Not that it matters anymore, but why did Romney keep insisting he was severely conservative? Is he a liar?

Night Owl on April 18, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Yes. But he’s our “liar” and he’ll have to do this time around.

arnold ziffel on April 18, 2012 at 11:17 PM

“That somehow Obama is more likable than any Republican and somehow he’s a nice guy – I hate hearing this from Mitt Romney, he’s got to get this talking point out of his mouth. Barack Obama is not a nice guy. He has dealt brutally with the Right, with people like Paul Ryan and brave Republicans who have been calling him to the carpet on all of the disgust and culture of corruption that has reigned.”

Yeah, Michelle’s right. But unfortunately it’s tough to go after Obama on a personal level because for some inexplicable reason, a majority of the electorate still likes him. Well, not entirely inexplicable. The buttsniffers in the media constantly covering for him is a big reason his likability ratings haven’t suffered as much as they should.

Romney does seem to have the right idea. Keep harping on his failed economic policies, but I do hope he doesn’t always feel the need to preface it with “he’s a nice guy, but…”.

Doughboy on April 18, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Hey, somebody had to be the political version of Paris Hilton.

uncommon sense on April 18, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Meghan McCain is twice the woman Paris Hilton is, possible three times.

bw222 on April 18, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Sad. I will be voting against obama rather than for Mittens.

Lanceman on April 18, 2012 at 11:12 PM

We will be honored to have your vote. ABO

Barred on April 18, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Interesting to note that Left Talking head,just doesn`t git it!!

canopfor on April 18, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Null

SparkPlug on April 18, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Michelle Malkin makes the Left very “twitchy”…haha. Michelle Malkin for press secretary.

SouthernGent on April 18, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Dark Star on April 18, 2012 at 11:15 PM

And O is such an A$$ they he will take this personally. Only he can be above the fray! It will spin him into the roof, which is good, as he’ll make more dumb mistakes.

uncommon sense on April 18, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Wow, Michelle really gave it to Obama with both barrels. Great clip.

The Count on April 18, 2012 at 11:21 PM

“‘No one forced Mitt Romney to wrap his arms around the Tea Party and take the most extreme position on immigration of any candidate in modern history, but that is the platform he has decided to embrace throughout the campaign,’ said Jen Psaki, a former Obama aide.

REMEMBER: It is still not too late to vote for Newt Gingrich.

The Nerve on April 18, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Null

SparkPlug on April 18, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Void

JPeterman on April 18, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Null

SparkPlug on April 18, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Void

JPeterman on April 18, 2012 at 11:21 PM

shouldn’t And be in there? :)

uncommon sense on April 18, 2012 at 11:23 PM

It isn’t only the most effective way to go against Obama, it is stealing a page from Obama’s own playbook (stay about the fray while the surrogates do the attacking).

Dark Star on April 18, 2012 at 11:15 PM

I’m ok with that as long as the surrogate are like Carville and not Rove.

arnold ziffel on April 18, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Latinos are Republican. They just don’t know it yet. Ronald Reagan

Get Latinos off the plantation, let them see what they can achieve.

Talking about the Conservative message, selling it, always proves out.

Speakup on April 18, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Michelle Malkin makes the Left very “twitchy”…haha. Michelle Malkin for press secretary.

SouthernGent on April 18, 2012 at 11:20 PM

You sir are the master. The left would melt in a puddle of whatever they are made of.

arnold ziffel on April 18, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Video 1 Boss emeritus on Hannity. Out of darkness. Halos abound. Tamera , let her talk Sean, bad form. We got Osama. Good. We got 0. Bad. Tamera fibs a lot. The Boss isn’t having any of it. Gee why do I love her so? Rmoney™ should heed the Boss’s advice. Emotional rollercoaster for Tamera. I thought Sean was heavy handed and didn’t need to be. I understand him not wanting her to fib on his show. She shouldn’t. Bad form the way Sean did it.

Bmore on April 18, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Swimming, swim.


Lets get seriously, folks.

Electrongod on April 18, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Out of the darkness

lovingmyUSA on April 18, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Dear America, Our Orwellian President Fails on Energy
by Sarah Palin on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 6:23pm ·

Last Friday, former energy trader and now Fox News host Eric Bolling and I hosted a Fox special called “Paying at the Pump,” which offered President Obama solutions to reduce prices at the pump and get our country on the path to real energy security.

A genuine “all of the above” approach to energy independence is, of course, a multifaceted plan. It includes conservation and sensible private sector investment in sound alternative energy, and it absolutely must involve unleashing our domestic energy production. We cannot ignore the need to drill, baby, drill; frack, baby, frack; and mine, baby, mine. Those who are concerned about the environment and our dangerous dependence on foreign oil should encourage the development of natural gas as a clean and plentiful bridge-fuel to a more renewable future. We have enough clean, green natural gas in America to be energy independent for many decades—whether we use it for natural gas cars or natural gas power plants. We also need to look at our oil refining capacity and our regulations there. We must cut the job-killing, anti-domestic energy regulations of Obama’s EPA and IRS which create such burdens and uncertainty. Finally, Eric pointed out that we must do something about the Wall Street speculators. I know this is a touchy issue, but Eric’s points are valid. Obama’s Federal Trade Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission appear to have no teeth in dealing with this because they haven’t cracked down on the president’s friends on Wall Street who are creating unnecessary oil market volatility. Eric suggested that we could reduce the problem of speculation by raising energy margin requirements.

In his press conference today, President Obama seems to have latched on to Eric’s idea of dealing with speculators. But the president proposed an outrageously expensive “fix,” claiming that he needs a boatload of tax dollars and bureaucrats to merely apply common sense to regulating oil trades and enforcing the authority the CFTC was already granted by the Dodd-Frank bill. This is ridiculous, and it’s not enough. Keep in mind that cracking down on speculation is only a small part of the solution. The key remedy is still drilling.

Basically, President Obama’s idea of an “all of the above” approach to energy is really “none-of-the-above” to the resources we use right now to power our economy. Take for instance the Obama EPA’s war against coal production (which he promised when he was a candidate), which will ultimately leave us with higher electric bills and less electricity. Because his cap and trade legislation got sidelined, Obama is now using his EPA to accomplish the same destructive goals by imposing draconian regulations aimed at crippling the coal industry. According to the Associated Press, Obama’s EPA will soon “force 32 mostly coal-fired power plants to shut down and threatens to close 36 others” and will eventually remove from our power grid enough electricity to power 11 million households. Just ask Californians how much fun “rolling blackouts” are. I suppose we can look forward to more romantic candle-lit evenings ahead as America moves backward with less energy, which must be more of Obama’s “leading from behind” strategy. I hope the folks up North have a hearty wood supply for their fireplace warmth, and that those in the Southwest don’t mind sweltering in the summer heat. Air conditioning takes up an awful lot of electricity; and in Obama’s America, energy will be scarce. As Mark Levin has pointed out numerous times, Obama’s policies will ultimately de-industrialize America.

But we don’t have to look to the future to feel the pain of Obama’s energy policies. Look at our current gas prices. The Obama administration is locking up federal lands to drilling. The EIA reports that production and sale of fossil fuels on federal lands dropped by 6% last year under Obama. Other studies show a 12% decline. When you hear the president boast of all the “new” drilling going on, he’s talking about production on private and state land that was in the works long ago and is not under his control. He doesn’t tell you how his administration has done everything in its power to strangle resource development with regulatory red tape and foot dragging on the permitting and leasing process. We hear his endless claims that we only have “2% of the world’s oil”—sometimes he adds “reserves” to that—but know that the White House is playing games with semantics. The Obama administration is using a subset of “proved oil reserves” to make it sound like America is energy poor! They’re deliberately distorting the true picture of our massive recoverable oil resources—most of which is on federal land that the government has locked up to responsible development. In short, the president is deceiving the public. As I’ve said before, the energy production “facts” and numbers President Obama repeats are skewed, deceptive and downright Orwellian.

Ironically, President Obama likes to remind us that global factors outside of our control affect the price of oil, but he never seems to make the connection that this is precisely why we should increase our domestic supply of oil by drilling here where environmental and worker safety standards are stricter than any foreign country from which we purchase oil, and that our increased domestic supply would put downward pressure on the price of oil. If Obama doesn’t think increasing the supply on the market affects the price at the pump, then why did he ask the Saudis to increase their production? And Brazil? Why did he open our Strategic Reserves last year to lower prices at the pump? Common sense tells you that, of course, increasing the supply of something has an affect on the price.

President Obama refuses to acknowledge this obvious truth because he doesn’t want to do what needs to be done. He isn’t interested in drilling, fracking or mining for the resources we actually use to power our economy. His idea of an energy plan amounts to dumping more of our tax dollars into the bankrupt green energy companies that his campaign donors invested in. It’s crony capitalism on steroids. He’s also in favor of “investing” your tax dollars into algae because he believes pond scum is the wave of the future. He also tells you to deal with gas prices by merely inflating your tires; getting a tune up; and, despite your work needs or the size of your family, ditch your larger vehicle for one he deems acceptably small. But what about the $4 per gallon gas prices that are devastating the budgets of American families, crippling our small businesses, and increasing the transportation costs of all goods shipped in America and thereby increasing the prices of everything we buy? Barack Obama’s answer to your pain is basically, “give me some flexibility here…” because “change isn’t easy.” Well, actually it is. It starts with getting rid of this energy illiterate administration.

Today, on Tax Day, our big, wasteful, and largely useless centralized government is taking hard-earned money from 85 million Americans.

The Republican Study Committee reports: “According to the non-partisan Tax Foundation, the country will work 107 days this year just to pay for federal, state, and local taxes. By their calculations, a larger share of Americans’ income will go to taxes than food, clothing & housing combined!”

And what do we get in return on our investment in big government? More marching orders from the faceless bureaucrats in D.C. More crony capitalism for the administration’s favored friends. More expensive conventions, vacations, parties (and Colombian hookers?) for the profligate Obama administration. Less energy security. Less allowance for resource development. More EPA regulations to de-industrialize our country and kill jobs. More opportunities shipped overseas as we allow others to produce for us that which our government refuses to allow us to produce for ourselves!

Aren’t we tired of this by now? Candidate Obama promised us a sensible energy plan to get us to energy independence. President Obama has failed to deliver it.

He fails to understand the fundamental truth that there is an inherent link between energy and prosperity, and energy and security. Oil prices affect everything in our lives, including where we send our sons and daughters in war. Developing resources here grows our economy, decreases our trade imbalance, creates hundreds of thousands of good-paying jobs, and secures our union by eliminating our dependence on dangerous foreign regimes who use our energy insecurity as a weapon against us. Access to secure domestic energy will make us a more peaceful and prosperous nation.

Obama doesn’t understand this—just as he doesn’t understand the dangers of his wasteful spending. Our energy policy is also linked with our fiscal and monetary policies. In light of America’s unsustainable $16 trillion debt, there’s more talk about dumping the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency, which is the currency used to buy and sell oil. If that happens, we’ll feel the pain of inflation everywhere—especially at the pump. That, in turn, will trickle down to everything in our economy. Those living on fixed incomes and retirement pensions and annuities will feel the pain especially hard. So, this is one more reason to get government debt under control with sound monetary policy that doesn’t try to “inflate away” our debt with currency manipulation and gimmicks like quantitative easing.

Obama fails to understand this. He’s failed us as the nation’s stakeholders, and that’s why we must replace our CEO at November’s ballot box. As one audience member in our Fox special said, “I can’t fill my gas tank with hope and change.”

Wake up, America. November is around the corner. Change is easier than you’ve been led to believe.

- Sarah Palin

CoolChange80 on April 18, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Swimming, swim.

Bmore on April 18, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Credit to you was missing on my last post…:)

Electrongod on April 18, 2012 at 11:28 PM

“In a bid to win independents, President Obama’s campaign is ramping up efforts to label Mitt Romney a hardcore conservative…
================================================================

And by every deed that
Obama has done,he has shown his true
face,which is a Socialist Communist!

Oleg Atbashian from The Peoples Cube
explains Obama at a Tea Party Event
Video(57:51)

Oleg Atbashian Talks About Shakedown Socialism to LV Tea Party
**************************************************************

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_aNNT7cFuQ

canopfor on April 18, 2012 at 11:28 PM

MM…!

d1carter on April 18, 2012 at 11:29 PM

For the Boss Emeritus.

Bmore on April 18, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Talking about the Conservative message, selling it, always proves out.

Speakup on April 18, 2012 at 11:25 PM

I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were you.

Night Owl on April 18, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Romney is going to be a lot tougher on Obama than was McCain in 2008.

God let’s hope so..:)

Dire Straits on April 18, 2012 at 11:30 PM

CoolChange80 on April 18, 2012 at 11:27 PM

You gonna post that on every thread?

Bmore on April 18, 2012 at 11:30 PM

shouldn’t And be in there? :)

uncommon sense on April 18, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Well, what were you waiting for?

JPeterman on April 18, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Yeah, Michelle’s right. But unfortunately it’s tough to go after Obama on a personal level because for some inexplicable reason, a majority of the electorate still likes him. Well, not entirely inexplicable. The buttsniffers in the media constantly covering for him is a big reason his likability ratings haven’t suffered as much as they should.

Doughboy on April 18, 2012 at 11:17 PM

There’s an Obamabot in my office, with whom I don’t have to work directly [thank God!], who scraped off his “Obama 2008″ bumper sticker on his car and replaced it with the “Obama 2012″ version. He seems to be a real true believer, but I got a huge kick out of one of his colleagues getting his goat big time around the time of the first credit downgrade. “How’s President Downgrade doing today?” he asked the guy. Wished I could have seen the guy’s beet red face as he fought to control his temper.

PatriotGal2257 on April 18, 2012 at 11:31 PM

ROTFLMAO… OK, who besides me saw a commercial for dog food just before the Michelle Malkin segment? Obama ATE a dog.. Dog food commercial before Michelle Malkin segment… coincident? I think not…

SWalker on April 18, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Lets get seriously, folks.

Electrongod on April 18, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Nice to see you doing the Walsh.

Bmore on April 18, 2012 at 11:32 PM

CoolChange80 on April 18, 2012 at 11:27 PM

A link would have sufficed, nutball.

JPeterman on April 18, 2012 at 11:32 PM

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2008/06/father-pfleger/

canopfor on September 23, 2011 at 8:21 PM

canopfor on April 18, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Father Pfleger??!!??..I wonder if he is in the “Looney Bin” yet??..:)

Dire Straits on April 18, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Note to hot Air management:

Is it possible to adjust the code of conduct to make moronic “FIRST!!!!” comments an automatic banning offense?

I agree completely.

I also can’t stand how some people use this comment section as a personal chat room. They talk about their favorite songs, talk about how their families are doing, take up whole pages with greetings and saying good night, etc. It’s extremely rude. They should take their chit chat to private Facebook chat.

Many people reading HotAir are actually interested in the political commentary, and they don’t care to hear from a bunch of rude regulars who think they own the place. Not everyone comes here to “hang out” with their online buddies and read about random stuff. Most people reading this blog don’t even post comments here, and I’m sure they would rather read commentary related to the articles, rather than hearing how so-and-so’s dog is doing or what song lyrics so-and-so likes.

HOTAIR COMMENT SECTION IS NOT YOUR PERSONAL CHAT ROOM, PEOPLE!

TAKE YOUR CHIT CHAT SOMEONE ELSE, PLEASE.

bluegill on April 18, 2012 at 11:33 PM

I saw were somone’s mask slipped on the Keystone Pipeline thread..:)

Dire Straits on April 18, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Bmore on April 18, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Looks that way. So, you gonna have to wait a little more for those troll skin boots? :)

uncommon sense on April 18, 2012 at 11:35 PM

HOTAIR COMMENT SECTION IS NOT YOUR PERSONAL CHAT ROOM, PEOPLE!

TAKE YOUR CHIT CHAT SOMEONE ELSE, PLEASE.

bluegill on April 18, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Uh,…OK…..

*snicker*

By the way…
How are you doing???

Electrongod on April 18, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Romney does seem to have the right idea. Keep harping on his failed economic policies, but I do hope he doesn’t always feel the need to preface it with “he’s a nice guy, but…”.

Doughboy on April 18, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Much rather I’d wish he’d preface his remarks on Obama as “he’s a socialist and why his policies have gone wrong, and here’s how we’ll deal with all the damage this socialist has done …”

Romney, unfortunately, has no concept of going for the jugular unless it involves white primary opponents. He’d better forget his gentile ways when it comes to running against evil personified.

TXUS on April 18, 2012 at 11:36 PM

*somewhere else, that is.

bluegill on April 18, 2012 at 11:36 PM

bluegill on April 18, 2012 at 11:33 PM

All I hear..:)

Dire Straits on April 18, 2012 at 11:38 PM

HOTAIR COMMENT SECTION IS NOT YOUR PERSONAL CHAT ROOM, PEOPLE!

TAKE YOUR CHIT CHAT SOMEONE ELSE, PLEASE.
bluegill on April 18, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Oh look what the dog dragged in.

And here’s a song just for you.

Whipping Post

JPeterman on April 18, 2012 at 11:38 PM

bluegill on April 18, 2012 at 11:33 PM

I didn’t bother to read your comment. But I’ll betcha you were First! to say it. Smells like fish. Bread Ball?

Bmore on April 18, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Hey, somebody had to be the political version of Paris Hilton.

uncommon sense on April 18, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Meghan McCain is twice the woman Paris Hilton is, possible three times.

bw222 on April 18, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Whew, that’s for sure. She’s the size of a Mack truck lately –Meghan MackCain.

slickwillie2001 on April 18, 2012 at 11:38 PM

I saw were someone’s mask slipped on the Keystone Pipeline thread..:)

Dire Straits on April 18, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Fixed..:)

Dire Straits on April 18, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Oh and Bye!

Bmore on April 18, 2012 at 11:39 PM

This is what its about. Take a good hard look.

US National Debt and Deficit History
Two Centuries of Government Debt

Speakup on April 18, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Father Pfleger??!!??..I wonder if he is in the “Looney Bin” yet??..:)

Dire Straits on April 18, 2012 at 11:33 PM

In a sane universe perhaps.

squint on April 18, 2012 at 11:39 PM

*somewhere else, that is.

bluegill on April 18, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Thank you for using the indoor voice.

uncommon sense on April 18, 2012 at 11:39 PM

I hate how some people come on here and think they can tell people what to write in their comments.

HOTAIR COMMENT SECTION IS NOT YOUR PERSONAL SOCIALIST EXPERIMENT, PEOPLE!

faraway on April 18, 2012 at 11:40 PM

All I hear..:)

Dire Straits on April 18, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Got that playing in the background now….
While I am here talking politics and stuff…

Cool….and thanks for the link to that song my friend..

Electrongod on April 18, 2012 at 11:40 PM

*somewhere else, that is.

bluegill on April 18, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Oh, hi bluegill. How’s csdeven? Are you two completely separate people having a good week? BTW Thought of you when I heard this on the radio! Get it? ha ha ha You crack me up, you crazy ‘couple’ of kids!

cynccook on April 18, 2012 at 11:40 PM

In a sane universe perhaps.

squint on April 18, 2012 at 11:39 PM

+ 100..:)

Dire Straits on April 18, 2012 at 11:40 PM

HOTAIR COMMENT SECTION IS NOT YOUR PERSONAL CHAT ROOM, PEOPLE!

TAKE YOUR CHIT CHAT SOMEONE ELSE, PLEASE.

bluegill on April 18, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Other than pitching a B*tch you don’t have anything to add to the QOTD.

RickB on April 18, 2012 at 11:41 PM

I gotta admit it, I’m really getting behind Rmoney™. If he keeps the heat on this idiot we will win this…….. whatya think of that Angryed? ……..;)

angrymike on April 18, 2012 at 11:41 PM

And O is such an A$$ they he will take this personally. Only he can be above the fray! It will spin him into the roof, which is good, as he’ll make more dumb mistakes.

uncommon sense on April 18, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Exactly! The second best way to p!ss a narcissist like Obama off & get him flailing is to turn his own tactics back on him (The first best way is to mock him which I really love the #obamadogrecipes meme).

Dark Star on April 18, 2012 at 11:42 PM

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