Krauthammer: Be prepared for the most divisive campaign ever

posted at 1:21 pm on May 4, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Even before this week’s economic indicators, the Obama campaign had signaled that it would do anything to distract voters from the economic malaise of Obamanomics.  After today’s jobs report, that job will become tougher — but don’t expect Team Obama to change their strategy.  In fact, as Charles Krauthammer rightly observes, Barack Obama and his administration has spent much of its time shaping the battlefield for the most divisive presidential election in history:

The entire Obama campaign is a slice-and-dice operation, pandering to one group after another, particularly those that elected Obama in 2008 — blacks, Hispanics, women, young people — and for whom the thrill is now gone.

What to do? Try fear. Create division, stir resentment, by whatever means necessary — bogus court challenges, dead-end Senate bills and a forest of straw men.

Why else would the Justice Department challenge the photo ID law in Texas? To charge Republicans with seeking to disenfranchise Hispanics and blacks, of course. But in 2008 the Supreme Court upheld a similar law from Indiana. And it wasn’t close: 6 to 3, the majority including the venerated liberal John Paul Stevens.

Moreover, photo IDs were recommended by the 2005 Commission on Federal Election Reform, co-chaired by Jimmy Carter. And you surely can’t get into the attorney general’s building without one. Are Stevens, Carter and Eric Holder anti-Hispanic and anti-black?

The ethnic bases covered, we proceed to the “war on women.” It sprang to public notice when a 30-year-old student at an elite law school (starting private-sector salary upon graduation: $160,000) was denied the inalienable right to have the rest of the citizenry (as co-insured and/or taxpayers — median household income: $52,000) pay for her contraception.

Despite a temporary setback — Hilary Rosen’s hastily surrendered war on moms — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will resume the battle with a Paycheck Fairness Act that practically encourages frivolous lawsuits and has zero chance of passage.

All of these will appear at some point in the next six months as campaign ads.  We saw a bit of a preview of that in yesterday’s “Julia” rollout, which extolled all of the benefits of government dependency, while addressing none of its costs.  It also says nothing about Obama’s economic policies or the stagnation they have produced instead of a robust recovery. Team Obama can’t address the economy without addressing their failures, which is why they will try to change the subject as often as possible.

The life cycle of a single mom certainly plays up the “war on women” meme, but even that is a bit of a tell.  What has the Obama campaign so worried about the female vote?  Normally they win that demographic anyway, and we can expect single women to break rather significantly towards Democrats as they always do.  The full-court press on the “war on women” demonstrates that the Obama campaign is worried about losing among married women in a big way — maybe even starting t hit a stage of panic over it.  Women, however, care about the economy just as much as men do, and most of them have no trouble getting their own contraception when they want it.  They will want the same answers on economic policy as men do, as Hispanics do, and as left-handed Finns from Poughkeepsie do.  Slicing and dicing demographics won’t allow Obama to hide from the stagnation created by Obamanomics for very long.

The RNC points out the inconvenient truths behind Obama’s “Hype and Blame” campaign:

Voters might be easily distracted over the summer, but the political bill for three years of economic stagnation comes due in the fall, and all of these distractions won’t keep Obama from paying the price.


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That’s a brutal ad. That’s the right theme.

NYCcon on May 4, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Fight fire with fire gop

No more Mr nice guy

cmsinaz on May 4, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Who said Romney is not going to go after Obama?

Blitz!

I like it!

jazzmo on May 4, 2012 at 1:26 PM

He’s a Lock I tell you!

/runs

Mord on May 4, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Lying to low info voters and fraud at the ballot box are Obama’s only path to victory.

Kataklysmic on May 4, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Mord on May 4, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Heh.

Ed Morrissey on May 4, 2012 at 1:29 PM

What is this?

Cruising along looking at the posts and then boom I’m automatically transferred over to this site?

http://survey.questionmarket.com/surv/957880/newai.php

Is this a HotAir thing?

PappyD61 on May 4, 2012 at 1:29 PM

I’m worried he is going to start another war somewhere just so he will dominate the news cycle.

NeoKong on May 4, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Yeah Charlie, you’d know all about divisive, right Mr. Establishment?

rightConcept on May 4, 2012 at 1:31 PM

all of these distractions won’t keep Obama from paying the price.
PLEASE let this be so! There is NO way bho can un-do this horrible mess he has made by election, IMO.

Lets just pray enough American’s have had it up to their heads with the last almost four years!
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letget on May 4, 2012 at 1:31 PM

“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.” – Adolph Hitler

I said this before, but somebody please explain to me how Hank Jr. was wrong?

Turtle317 on May 4, 2012 at 1:32 PM

@1:31 s/b quote not strike
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letget on May 4, 2012 at 1:33 PM

“We will go through our federal budget – page by page, line by line – eliminating those programs we don’t need, and insisting that those we do operate in a sensible cost-effective way.”

So, no budget, no elimination of programs. Sneaky.

Fallon on May 4, 2012 at 1:33 PM

What is this?

Cruising along looking at the posts and then boom I’m automatically transferred over to this site?

http://survey.questionmarket.com/surv/957880/newai.php

Is this a HotAir thing?

PappyD61 on May 4, 2012 at 1:29 PM

..Ed, this is getting really annoying here as well. I tried disabling JavaScript and using NoScript.net but that wreaks havoc with the HA pages.

Is there any way of killing that? It is truly annoying.

The War Planner on May 4, 2012 at 1:33 PM

I’m worried he is going to start another war somewhere just so he will dominate the news cycle.

NeoKong on May 4, 2012 at 1:31 PM

More likely, he’s going to persuade Shrillery to be is running mate — announced at the convention.

Rational Thought on May 4, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Krauthammer: Be prepared for the most divisive campaign ever

Krauthammer, stating the obvious (it was obvious on Nov 4th, 2008) as usual. And a few years late, as usual.

You can always count on Krauthammer to understand what’s going on long after it’s obvious. It’s the Kraut’s specialty.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 4, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Not bad, but it would be better if they didn’t bounce the two separate texts relating to college kids and middle class incomes. The current layout doesn’t give time to read them. And, it annoys my eyes.

totherightofthem on May 4, 2012 at 1:38 PM

He got bin Laden. Isn’t that enough?

a capella on May 4, 2012 at 1:38 PM

I saw a PPP breakdown for Virginia. For Obama blacks are about 97/1, women were solid at 53-38, 18-29 yo were 2 to 1 and that was it. Oh, and 34% of their respondents weren’t registered. They didn’t even mention Hispanics. Ouch.

DanMan on May 4, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Yep… summer of (cue up Pee Wee Herman) “I know you are but what am I” ads from the DNC.

“With Odumpster’s past and present, there will be no FUTURE”

VietVet_Dave on May 4, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Rational Thought on May 4, 2012 at 1:36 PM

IMO, there is NO way that would happen. mo/jarrett hate dear hill with a passion and really don’t have much use for bill, but if he can help bho?
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letget on May 4, 2012 at 1:39 PM

The only way the Dems will win is by stealing the election.

We have got to stay diligent and watch out for voter fraud like never before!

Cinematicfilm on May 4, 2012 at 1:39 PM

War is inevitable with BHO at the helm of this sinking ship. He’s got nuthin’ else.

totherightofthem on May 4, 2012 at 1:40 PM

If Krauthammer is right about anything this is it.

docflash on May 4, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Is there any way of killing that? It is truly annoying.

The War Planner on May 4, 2012 at 1:33 PM

If you’re using Firefox and NoScript you need to allow the scripts you want because NoScript blocks everything. However, making readers jump through hoops to stop a redirecting script is bad medicine. Hopefully HA staff is aware of the issue and working to get the ad firm they use to stop the offending ad.

I personally use Firefox and NoScript and have been for months. I like it, but it can be a pain in the arse trying to figure out which blocked script is preventing me from watching an embedded video or not allowing a java program to run.

NotCoach on May 4, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Speaking of campaign ads, The Misfits’ funny take on “Julia’s Life” It’s worth the 2 minutes or so it takes to watch it.

totherightofthem on May 4, 2012 at 1:44 PM

You mean people weren’t already preparing for the nastiest campaign in history already? Who knew?

LFRGary on May 4, 2012 at 1:49 PM

as co-insured and/or taxpayers — median household income: $52,000

Actually, we’ve moved forward to $49,000.

Just correctin’

MNHawk on May 4, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Pretty good ad, but are Republicans also going negative because Romney himself is kind of a turn off?

Seth Halpern on May 4, 2012 at 1:50 PM

That ad is just the ticket . . . using O’s own words to measure/sum up his dismal job performance. Hope enough of the right people (i.e., those who somehow still think O walks on water) are seeing these ads.

I also was suddenly redirected to survey.questionmarket.com while on HA earlier. What’s up with that?

pianomomma on May 4, 2012 at 1:51 PM

The word “divisive” may become an inadequate description.

farsighted on May 4, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Who said Romney is not going to go after Obama?

Blitz!

I like it!

jazzmo on May 4, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Blitz Rommel.

I feel a lot better about Mitt Romney being knocked around in the primary. He’s basically incorporated Newt Gingrich’s idea of following Obama everywhere and shutting down his message everywhere he goes. LOL!

BKennedy on May 4, 2012 at 1:56 PM

One snip in the video states Obama will:”Go through the FEDERAL BUDGET line by line…” but there was no follow through like “The Obama Administration has not passed a budget in almost four years.”…or something like that.

timberline on May 4, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Fight fire with fire Arthur gop

No more Mr nice guy

cmsinaz on May 4, 2012 at 1:25 PM

FIFY

The Schaef on May 4, 2012 at 2:00 PM

The word “divisive” may become an inadequate description.

farsighted on May 4, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Let’s hope it doesn’t rise to the level of the “Troubles” in Ireland.

Lily on May 4, 2012 at 2:02 PM

The War Planner on May 4, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Eliminating the cookies on Hotair will kill it.

dragondrop on May 4, 2012 at 2:04 PM

There is NO way bho can un-do this horrible mess he has made by election, IMO.

letget on May 4, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Unemployment will be 7.x% in a few months. Sure, it will be a totally bogus number, but he’ll hammer on it as proof that his policies are working. And the drones will believe it.

The Rogue Tomato on May 4, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Starnesvilles all over…just look around.

Schadenfreude on May 4, 2012 at 2:09 PM

What is this?

Cruising along looking at the posts and then boom I’m automatically transferred over to this site?

http://survey.questionmarket.com/surv/957880/newai.php

Is this a HotAir thing?

PappyD61 on May 4, 2012 at 1:29 PM

If you are using Firefox and have NoScript active, click on the NoScript icon and forbid “questionmarket.com”. Then you should be good to go. If you’re using IE, then I can’t help you.

timberline on May 4, 2012 at 2:10 PM

I think Romney should run against the radical left, not just the Obama puppet.

faraway on May 4, 2012 at 2:10 PM

pandering to one group after another, particularly those that elected Obama in 2008 — blacks, Hispanics, women, young people — and for whom the thrill is now gone.

I’d like to believe this. But if that’s the case, then why is he doing so well in the polls?

Sterling Holobyte on May 4, 2012 at 2:14 PM

You mean people weren’t already preparing for the nastiest campaign in history already? Who knew?

LFRGary on May 4, 2012 at 1:49 PM

I say let Obama be nasty and get nastier.Romney’s people need to pour on these type ads nonstop and not fall into the landmines or a punch fest.Keep it sane and let them go ape.

docflash on May 4, 2012 at 2:15 PM

The word “divisive” may become an inadequate description.

farsighted on May 4, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Since every tack they take lately goes down in flames within 72 hours I predict the attacks will become uglier and more shrill as Zero sinks.

Soros’ group to organize state AGs collapsed this week too. The effort to rig the vote is not going so well. Even the dems see that shell of nothingness inhabiting the oval office has run out of gas.

Dems are distancing themselves out of self preservation. With this spiking the ball, Zero jumped the shark in a hideous and unseemly display. Making voters gag is a poor campaign strategy. If that’s the best the clown posse has to offer, he’s really in serious trouble.

dogsoldier on May 4, 2012 at 2:15 PM

The word “divisive” may become an inadequate description.

farsighted on May 4, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Let’s hope it doesn’t rise to the level of the “Troubles” in Ireland.

Lily on May 4, 2012 at 2:02 PM

That is very possible if Obama loses, especially if it’s close. Worst case, imagine a replay of the 2000 election with an incumbent Obama.

farsighted on May 4, 2012 at 2:15 PM

He got bin Laden. Isn’t that enough?

a capella on May 4, 2012 at 1:38 PM

He got hardly any bounce in his Job Approval immediately after he murdered bin Laden with his bare hands a year ago. Only one “poll” gave him a major boost (the al-AP “Poll”, which sampled almost twice as many Democrats as Rethuglicans in a desperate attempt to push his numbers up). That Biased Outlier Poll had him at 60%, or 10% higher than the others.

For instance, the CNN “poll” conducted from April 29th to May 1st 2011 had his Job Approval at…51%.

Later that week CNN did another one. His Job Approval jumped to…52%.

However, my guess is that had Chimpy Bush taken OBL out, the “polls” would show a similar result. After Bush singlehandedly pulled Saddam Hussein out of the hole in Iraq, he didn’t get much of a bounce at all. Bush got a temporary 8 point bounce from Gallup but it was gone 3 weeks later.

Del Dolemonte on May 4, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Soros’ group to organize state AGs collapsed this week too.

dogsoldier on May 4, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Hadn’t heard that story at all. Got a link to enlighten us?

Del Dolemonte on May 4, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Let’s hope it doesn’t rise to the level of the “Troubles” in Ireland.

Lily on May 4, 2012 at 2:02 PM

That is very possible if Obama loses, especially if it’s close. Worst case, imagine a replay of the 2000 election with an incumbent Obama.

farsighted on May 4, 2012 at 2:15 PM

No, a replay of 2000 isn’t “worst case”. Try visualizing an O’bama desperate enough to refuse to leave office. Remember, he has never been rejected before in his entire lifetime.

Only the US Military will be able to address that.

Del Dolemonte on May 4, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Team Ocommie and the DNC have got OBL and a contentious R primary. Thats it. That’s all he can run on. The rest is a smoke screen most Amrericans will see through.

Maobama will soon learn the enemy of his enemy…..is not his friend.

FlaMurph on May 4, 2012 at 2:23 PM

What is this?
Cruising along looking at the posts and then boom I’m automatically transferred over to this site?
http://survey.questionmarket.com/surv/957880/newai.php
Is this a HotAir thing?
PappyD61 on May 4, 2012 at 1:29 PM

This is pretty irritating. I’m on Chrome.

Youngs98 on May 4, 2012 at 2:25 PM

This is pretty irritating. I’m on Chrome.

Youngs98 on May 4, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Block the ads and don’t feel bad about it. As a commenter, you help provide a good deal of content for this site, gratis. They can make their ad money off of abusing the people who just read the content you write.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 4, 2012 at 2:31 PM

I personally use Firefox and NoScript and have been for months. I like it, but it can be a pain in the arse trying to figure out which blocked script is preventing me from watching an embedded video or not allowing a java program to run.

NotCoach on May 4, 2012 at 1:43 PM

..roger that!

The War Planner on May 4, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Look, we know what’s going on here – the media is going to try to prop up this SCOMAF for as long as they can in order to make this appear to be a close race.

But somebody please tell me that, other than perhaps maybe 11 or 12 states – all of New England, NY, CA, IL, WA, HI – maybe OR & NJ – how do these clowns possibly believe Obama gets to 270? What am I missing here?

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on May 4, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Of course. Now they have to pull out all the stops in order to hold on to the deepest advances they’ve ever made in transforming the Republic into their distorted vision of a proper social system.

And since they can’t do it on principles, they’ll have to double down on the tricks that got them here in the first place.

They know what’s at stake. The question is, does the RNC and the Romney camp?

Cleombrotus on May 4, 2012 at 2:34 PM

They know what’s at stake. The question is, does the RNC and the Romney camp?

Cleombrotus on May 4, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Nope.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 4, 2012 at 2:37 PM

I was worried about Reince Preibus. Not so much right now.

vityas on May 4, 2012 at 2:37 PM

The War Planner on May 4, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Eliminating the cookies on Hotair will kill it.

dragondrop on May 4, 2012 at 2:04 PM

..yeah, but — as chronicled above — it’s a massive pain in the asss. I feel that I am being unnecessarily put-upon by the greedy corporate lords and masters who comprise the 1% and believe that I should be entitled to all manner of gummint reparations and stipends to make up for this grievous wrong that capitalist corporate America has heaped upon me.

Clearly I am a victim here and will be heading down to the local OWS demonstrations where I can strip naked, participate in drum circles, and defecate on the pig cop cars that ring our righteous demonstrations.

The War Planner on May 4, 2012 at 2:40 PM

..in other words, I an turning into AngryEd.

The War Planner on May 4, 2012 at 2:41 PM

No, a replay of 2000 isn’t “worst case”. Try visualizing an O’bama desperate enough to refuse to leave office.

Del Dolemonte on May 4, 2012 at 2:22 PM

I almost posted something like that on another thread, except in the scenario I was exploring he gets re-elected and doesn’t want to leave in 2016. By that time the state of the nation resembles Weimar Germany in the early 1930s. With a Dem Congress elected in 2014 he declares a national emergency and finds a way to delay or cancel the election. By 2016 the courts will be about three years behind trying to strike down his executive orders. One more with the support of a Dem Congress might do it.

But now that you mention it, if he loses a close one in November he’ll still have almost three months to find a way to stay in the WH. For example, challenge the election results and claim it was stolen, essentially calling his supporters to arms. It works for third world dictators. President I-I-me-me-my might try it.

farsighted on May 4, 2012 at 2:50 PM

No, a replay of 2000 isn’t “worst case”. Try visualizing an O’bama desperate enough to refuse to leave office.

Del Dolemonte on May 4, 2012 at 2:22 PM

I almost posted something like that on another thread, except in the scenario I was exploring he gets re-elected and doesn’t want to leave in 2016. By that time the state of the nation resembles Weimar Germany in the early 1930s

Great, must be a full moon, the nut jobs are out in full force. Yes, you’re quite the scholar- the US is just like Weimar Germany.

bayam on May 4, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Gee, last time around the Kraut was all about avoiding any evidence of divisiveness, and laid into Palin every time she put the wood to Obama. This time, now that Chuck’s *guy* is the presumed nominee, he’s making excuses for divisiveness (aka, being willing to fight). Funny how that works, Krautie.

james23 on May 4, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Heh.

Ed Morrissey on May 4, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Classic Ed Morrissey.

Sober and pithy :)

cane_loader on May 4, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Can anyone tell me if Hype and Blame ad is showed on TV or anywhere an average voter might see it?

earlgrey133 on May 4, 2012 at 3:09 PM

No, a replay of 2000 isn’t “worst case”. Try visualizing an O’bama desperate enough to refuse to leave office.

Del Dolemonte on May 4, 2012 at 2:22 PM

I predict a lawsuit, and 0bama refusing to leave office until it’s settled.

Chaos is coming.

cane_loader on May 4, 2012 at 3:10 PM

bayam on May 4, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Your reading comprehension skills need work.

Amongst other things.

Cleombrotus on May 4, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Someday we may learn the identity of the man who shot bin Laden on behalf of the 9/11 victims.

In February, 2013, we may learn on TV news of the man who physically forced 0bama out of the White House, under threat of arrest.

American heroes.

cane_loader on May 4, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Great, must be a full moon, the nut jobs are out in full force. Yes, you’re quite the scholar- the US is just like Weimar Germany.

bayam on May 4, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Typical troll reading comprehension fail.

farsighted on May 4, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Does anyone else feel this way… that 0bama will be the first president to stay in the White House beyond Inauguration Day, insisting that he will leave only when his lawsuit and appeals are settled? If the election’s close, I could actually, having observed the man, see that happening, and Romney being forced to set up shop in a Washington office building until the riots in American inner cities are quelled.

cane_loader on May 4, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Imagine the 2000 election having occurred, with Gore having been elected in 1996 and running for re-election.

Would Gore have refused to vacate the White House?

Scary thought, but not totally crazy.

Now imagine a man with Gore’s litigious nature in office, running for re-election in 2012, but without Gore’s sense of history that finally allowed him to bow to Bush.

cane_loader on May 4, 2012 at 3:16 PM

What is this?

Cruising along looking at the posts and then boom I’m automatically transferred over to this site?

http://survey.questionmarket.com/surv/957880/newai.php

Is this a HotAir thing?

PappyD61 on May 4, 2012 at 1:29 PM

I use Firefox and Adblock Plus. I never, ever see all this stuff you guys complain about.

I don’t miss Internet Explorer at all.

trigon on May 4, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Folks, I know I’m posting a stream-of-consciousness series of comments, but seriously, how many of you think – if the election is close – that 0bama will leave the White House on Jan. 20 if his lawsuits are not yet settled? If he loses in 2012, it will be hard to eject him, because everyone’s going to start discussing how the country will go up in flames if he loses.

cane_loader on May 4, 2012 at 3:19 PM

What is this?

Cruising along looking at the posts and then boom I’m automatically transferred over to this site?

http://survey.questionmarket.com/surv/957880/newai.php

Is this a HotAir thing?

PappyD61 on May 4, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Hasn’t happened to me once. First, I don’t use Explorer because it’s a pain. Second, I use Firefox with pop-ups turned off. Thirdly, I use Kaspersky security, and it has not had one hiccup in 18 months. This is my first Bill-Gates computer, and I am quite satisfied so far with the setup.

cane_loader on May 4, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Remember how Clinton laid a bunch of political land mines for Bush, with a series of last-minute executive orders? How much worse will 0bama do? I bet he will rig the system for collapse, just to thwart Romney and make him look like the Grinch. Never mind the good of the country.

cane_loader on May 4, 2012 at 3:23 PM

…and the MSM will be at the head of the troops waving the battlefield banner… for JugEars!

KOOLAID2 on May 4, 2012 at 3:23 PM

I think if the election is as close as it was in 2000 and Obama is on the losing end very, very bad things will happen. I just don’t know how bad.

Recall Gore won the popular vote in 2000 but lost in the electoral college, after the Supreme Court put an end to rigged partial recounts in Florida.

farsighted on May 4, 2012 at 3:24 PM

o/t

Democrat Strategist Jehmu Greene Calls Tucker Carlson a ‘Bow Tie Wearing White Boy’

“A racist comment may have ripple effects after airing on the Fox News Channel this afternoon. Democrat strategist Jehmu Greene and the Daily Caller’s Tucker Carlson appeared on Megyn Kelly’s show America Live, when Greene went after Carlson personally. Twitter lit up immediately:

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/05/04/democrat-strategist-jehmu-greene-calls-tucker-carlson-a-bow-tie-wearing-white-boy/

What remains to be seen is if there will be any additional fallout for Jehmu Greene. NBC will not have to creatively edit it to make it sound racist. Her comment, reversed in any way, would have created an instant firestorm on the left. Media Matters would have republished its entire dossier on Carlson, and may in fact do that in an effort to defend Jehmu Greene. As of this writing, Greene has not apologized for her comment.”

Resist We Much on May 4, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Does anyone else feel this way… that 0bama will be the first president to stay in the White House beyond Inauguration Day, insisting that he will leave only when his lawsuit and appeals are settled? If the election’s close, I could actually, having observed the man, see that happening, and Romney being forced to set up shop in a Washington office building until the riots in American inner cities are quelled.

cane_loader on May 4, 2012 at 3:14 PM

______________________________________

Well, if the first big hint this guy wasn’t the biggest narcissistic jackass a-hole was his “Office of President Elect” nonsense, well…anything’s possible with him.

I’m nuking plenty of popcorn for the occasion as they carry his skinny behind out of the WH & Moochelle goes kicking & screaming “I’m not proud of my country again” into AF1.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on May 4, 2012 at 3:27 PM

At this point, flame me if you must, America is not ready for another black president, and will never be, until the pervasive racism in the black community against whites is rectified.

Blacks have to learn that past racism against them does not, and will never, justify their acting in a racist manner.

We have a huge problem.

cane_loader on May 4, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Well, if the first big hint this guy wasn’t the biggest narcissistic jackass a-hole was his “Office of President Elect” nonsense, well…anything’s possible with him.

I’m nuking plenty of popcorn for the occasion as they carry his skinny behind out of the WH & Moochelle goes kicking & screaming “I’m not proud of my country again” into AF1.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on May 4, 2012 at 3:27 PM

If they have to carry him out, then he doesn’t deserve a trip home on Air Force One. He and Michelle should be given a Greyhound bus ticket and dropped off at the station to make their way home. Then they might see how some of the rest of the country lives.

cane_loader on May 4, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Resist We Much on May 4, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Jehmu is annoying. I bet Fox will reprimand her somehow.

The first time I saw her on Fox News, BOR told her he thought she was one of the 2/3 of the blacks in this country of whom Herman Cain had said were politically closeminded/brainwashed against Conservatism – O’Reilly’s assessment was not incorrect!

Bizarro No. 1 on May 4, 2012 at 3:42 PM

cane_loader, you have hit all of my concerns about this POtuS.

Mirimichi on May 4, 2012 at 3:42 PM

One snip in the video states Obama will:”Go through the FEDERAL BUDGET line by line…” but there was no follow through like “The Obama Administration has not passed a budget in almost four years.”…or something like that.

timberline on May 4, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Sorry, that’s not entirely correct.

A budget must be proposed, passed through the House and Senate, and signed by the President. Admittedly no budget has made the entire run to being signed for years, but it isn’t all Obama blocking this.

There are three places a budget might originate. Lets consider the past 2 years (2011 and 2012 budgetary proposals).

1) The House, which has passed a budget in 2011 and 2012 (the Ryan budget this year), and in fact voted on every one of the possible proposed budgets this year (House & Obama’s as the Senate chose not to have one).

2) The Senate, which hasn’t bothered to propose their own budget in years. They have voted on budgets in the past three years, but none were approved. However they are both not proposing a budget this year, and planning on not even holding a vote on any budgets this year.

3) Obama, has proposed budgets every year; although none have passed either the House or the Senate so there is no answer to if he would sign one.

So you have three choices.

1) Senate, no budget proposed… not really a choice.

2) Obama, budgets proposed. 2011 vote in Senate 0-97 for that year’s budget; 2012 vote in the House 0-414 vote for this year’s budget.

Better than the Senate (in that there is a budget that exists) but currently managing to get the support of NOBODY in all of Congress.

3) House, proposed and passed their budgets. Voted down last year in the Senate. Reid is blocking any budget votes at all this year.

So Obama isn’t blocking budgets; that’s Harry Reid and the Senate.

Obama is technically doing his job; although his budgets are apparently so terrible nobody is willing to vote for them from either party and in either the House or Senate. Not quite a ringing endorsement; when a lunatic in the House proposes something and gets only his vote it outperforms Obama’s budget’s voting record.

gekkobear on May 4, 2012 at 3:56 PM

More of the same type of video ads. Obama’s most severe critic is the Obama himself.

Finbar on May 4, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Great ad save one thing. The sparkly graphics starting at the 35 second mark need to be reworked. I know what they were going for but it doesn’t work. Other than that it’s damning.

Browncoatone on May 4, 2012 at 4:03 PM

..yeah, but — as chronicled above — it’s a massive pain in the asss. I feel that I am being unnecessarily put-upon by the greedy corporate lords and masters who comprise the 1% and believe that I should be entitled to all manner of gummint reparations and stipends to make up for this grievous wrong that capitalist corporate America has heaped upon me.

Clearly I am a victim here and will be heading down to the local OWS demonstrations where I can strip naked, participate in drum circles, and defecate on the pig cop cars that ring our righteous demonstrations.

The War Planner on May 4, 2012 at 2:40 PM

lol

If you use Firefox and Greasemonkey or Scriptish (I prefer either one of these over NoScript), you can easily add scripts that will disable redirects and page reloads

Bizarro No. 1 on May 4, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Admittedly no budget has made the entire run to being signed for years, but it isn’t all Obama blocking this.

gekkobear on May 4, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Of course not. It’s also the Senate Democrats working against the will of The Obama, I replied, snarkily.

Finbar on May 4, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Resist We Much. Video

Jehmu Greene Calls Tucker Carlson A ‘Bow-Tying White Boy,’ Megyn Kelly Apologizes

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/megyn-kelly-apologizes-for-jehmu-greene-calling-tucker-carlson-a-bow-tying-white-boy/

FLconservative on May 4, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Liberals aren’t that hard to anticipate, that’s what has to happen more often.

Speakup on May 4, 2012 at 4:47 PM

I got Ben Laden an……Sounds like Gore saying he invented the internet.

mixplix on May 4, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Great, must be a full moon, the nut jobs are out in full force. Yes, you’re quite the scholar- the US is just like Weimar Germany.

bayam on May 4, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Actually, it’s the Great Moon tomorrow night, so you may have something there.

The US is nowhere close to the situation in Weimar Germany.

The US has had (relatively) democratic elections for over 200 years; Germans had only very recent experiences with elected parliaments and none with elected national leaders, having been ruled by princes and assorted other nobles* since the Romans left, and had been a unified empire under Kaiser Wilhelm I and II only from 1871 to 1918.

Hitler gamed a system that no one had any experience with, in a time when armed gangs masquerading as political parties roamed the streets unhindered by any lawful police force.

The SEIU and OWS haven’t quite risen to the level of the German Communists and National Socialists yet, although a few more episodes like the Keystone Pipeline might get them targeting each other.

Also, Germany is between NM and Montana in size (a little more than 1/2 the area of Texas); dictatorial control is much easier to maintain in a small geographic area, among people used to authoritarian command.
So far, the White House attempts to intimidate states is not inducing a lot of fear in the Republican governors.

*You can commit slow suicide by trying to decipher the genealogies in the Almanach de Gotha’s index to the nobility of the German States.

AesopFan on May 4, 2012 at 11:02 PM

That ad is confusing and hard to follow for a casual TV viewer. It almost seems like a pro-Obama ad at times. It is a waste of money that should be trashed.

Makes me glad I don’t give to the RNC.

WannabeAnglican on May 5, 2012 at 8:38 AM