Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on May 5, 2012 by Allahpundit

President Barack Obama launched a new phase of his re-election campaign on Saturday by branding GOP challenger Mitt Romney as an eager rubber stamp for extremist Republicans in Congress and offering himself as a hard-charging champion of an embattled middle class.

In the first formal rallies of his bid for a second term, Obama acknowledged the U.S. economy has struggled to recover from a painfully deep recession but declared, “We’ve been through too much to turn back now.”…

“After a long and spirited primary, Republicans in Congress have found a nominee for president who has promised to rubber stamp this agenda if he gets a chance,” he said to jeers from the young crowd. “We cannot give him that chance. Not now. Not with so much at stake.”

***

[T]he Romney campaign wants the election to be a referendum on the president, thus making the incumbent’s management style a focal point of the race. Team Obama, however, wants the sharpest contrast before voters to be the wide gulf between the parties’ core beliefs, in part to stoke fears that a Republican-run White House would roll back the clock on ingrained social reforms.

And so the president targets congressional Republicans to underscore how extreme he believes the GOP has become, while Romney drills down on Obama’s relative lack of executive experience and leaves the rest of the Democratic Party alone. In part, the strategies make sense for both sides, as one is trying to oust an embattled incumbent, but it also is a reminder of the Democratic Party’s broader reach right now compared to the GOP’s smaller tent…

Offering his own advice to the Obama campaign, he suggested, “Voters need to see Romney and House Republicans for what they are — Siamese twins.”

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The gathering often takes place after Mr. Obama’s regular Sunday round of golf, and while the atmosphere is casual, the agenda is anything but: keeping the president immersed in what it will take to win a second term. He receives an update on how his operation is expanding in battleground states, he watches previews of television ads and he studies a presentation on his various paths to victory…

Mr. Obama, who three years ago became the first president to demand a BlackBerry to keep in touch with the outside world, has now become the first sitting president to rely on an iPad to stay informed. He watches campaign commercials, offering his seal of approval to the first wave of advertisements to be used against Mr. Romney, and he follows his rival through newspaper articles and blogs…

They say he is intensely motivated to win not only because of his personal legacy and the historic nature of his presidency. He also sees a second term as essential, they said, to ensuring that key policies like his national health care law, which could be overthrown by the Supreme Court, are not wiped from the books.

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In other speeches, Obama has offered a more serious preview of what he’d like to get done if he’s reelected. On March 30, he listed second-term priorities including reforming the immigration system; remaking the nation’s energy policy so it addresses “the long-term challenges. . . . of energy independence and climate change”; doing more to ensure that “people who don’t have work can find work” and that “our housing system is working for everybody”; pushing forward on education reform; and executing an “effective transition out of Afghanistan.”

But that’s not really a list of what Obama would do in his second term. It’s a list of what he would like to do…

In 2008, his campaign often seemed to believe that as president, Obama would be able to personally inaugurate a new era of cooperation in Washington. But after the past three years, which have been full of debt-ceiling showdowns they didn’t want and jobs bills they couldn’t pass, his advisers have become more realistic and are quick to caution that, in most cases, what they could get done in a second term would depend on what Congress is willing to do with them.

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President Barack Obama’s dinner with George Clooney has officially sold out, and campaign sources are telling The Hollywood Reporter that the event is expected to raise up to $12 million for the president’s re-election bid, making it the biggest presidential fundraiser in U.S. history

The packed dinner at Clooney’s house will bring in $5 million to $6 million for the president’s campaign coffers, sources told THR. The demand for tickets at the event was so great that organizers tried to limit the guest list to those living in Southern California.

The Obama campaign also has been conducting an online sweepstakes, with the winner to receive two seats at the head table with the chief executive and Clooney. Campaign sources tell THR that that tally of online donations could hit $6 million, bringing the total raised to about $12 million. The winner of the contest is expected to be announced in the coming days.

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President Obama has held just one full length, multi-topic, solo press conference in the last six months, effectively abolishing the most accessible venue for American citizens to observe the thinking and learn the views of their leader…

Of course, Obama has switched almost fully from governing to campaigning. So maybe the need for a West Wing gut check has declined, since policy is mostly being made not in Washington but in Chicago. The home, of course, of the Obama 2012 campaign.

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Romney’s problem with the electoral map is NOT Mitt Romney. But it is his problem in that the attitude and composition of the voting electorate is trending away from what the Republicans, as a brand, have traditionally stood for — less government, traditional values, taking charge of your own destiny, strong defense, God, family and apple pie…

Looking back, based on how much the demographic composition of the nation had changed, there are studies (by Democrat think tanks) that conclude John Kerry in 2004 and even Michael Dukakis in 1988 would have won the White House if they faced the same electorate then that President Obama is facing this November. The Democrats know that today’s demographics are their destiny.

I wish I had better news to report but based on the 10 reasons cited above I conclude that President George W. Bush and President Millard Fillmore might just have something in common.

Fillmore in 1850 was the last Whig Party president and Bush re-elected in 2004 might be the last Republican Party president.

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Inside Romney’s Boston headquarters, strategists — who have pored over polling and census data and studied state-by-state vote breakdowns from the past three presidential elections — say they see a number of ways for Romney to win 270 electoral votes…

Their overall optimism is based on the assessment that Obama’s big electoral vote victory was predicated on the enthusiasm he generated in 2008, which they say is now largely gone. In states such as North Carolina and Virginia, for instance, Obama won in part by achieving vote edges among 18- to 25-year-olds, Hispanics and African Americans. But Romney’s strategists do not believe Obama can match those levels this year.

“They changed the composition of the electorate and they won by big margins,” said Romney pollster Neil Newhouse. “The problem in ’12 is there just isn’t the enthusiasm. The bloom is off the rose.”

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If the carefully choreographed kick off was any indication, Obama will face some challenges in recapturing the 2008 magic — especially among young voters who weathered three years of souring job prospects and rising college costs.

The campaign was only able to muster 14,000 supporters in an arena designed to hold more than 18,000. Several thousand empty seats ringed its upper deck, mostly out of view from the cameras…

The campaign had made an aggressive push to fill the cavernous arena, and turnout fell well short of Obama’s fall 2010 campus rally, which attracted an estimated 30,000 people to the campus quad…

“It’s still about hope,” he told the crowd. “It’s still about change.”

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P O S !

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Extremist!

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Excretment?!

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 8:33 PM

What an ugly bumper sticker!

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 8:34 PM

It could fit on one ear!

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 8:34 PM

…and on his mouth!

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 8:34 PM

…then it’s hard to lie!

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 8:35 PM

…ok…where is everybody?

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 8:35 PM

…at his campaign stop?

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 8:36 PM

…ok Bishop knock it off!

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 8:36 PM

…this isn’t funny!

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 8:36 PM

…let go of my hand!

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 8:37 PM

…you’re hurting my fingers!

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 8:37 PM

…stop it!

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 8:37 PM

…this is not happening!

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 8:38 PM

…again!

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 8:38 PM

And so the president targets congressional Republicans to underscore how extreme he believes the GOP has become, while Romney drills down on Obama’s relative lack of executive experience and leaves the rest of the Democratic Party alone. In part, the strategies make sense for both sides, as one is trying to oust an embattled incumbent, but it also is a reminder of the Democratic Party’s broader reach right now compared to the GOP’s smaller tent…

Or it might be that if you cut off the head of the snake, the rest of the body will die.

de rigueur on May 5, 2012 at 8:38 PM

…JugEars?

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Y’all put that photo up while I’m eatin’?
Drat you!

annoyinglittletwerp on May 5, 2012 at 8:39 PM

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 8:38 PM

err… sorry about that. Personal best?

de rigueur on May 5, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Woohoo! Six more months!

Can you feel it Mr. Krabs?!

:p

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on May 5, 2012 at 8:41 PM

In the first formal rallies of his bid for a second term, Obama acknowledged the U.S. economy has struggled to recover from a painfully deep recession but declared, “We’ve been through too much to turn back now.”…

….JugEars will be saying the exact same thing 4 years from now!

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 8:42 PM

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Don’t answer the door. It’s Bishop’s union thugs.

katy the mean old lady on May 5, 2012 at 8:42 PM

err… sorry about that. Personal best?

de rigueur on May 5, 2012 at 8:40 PM

…it wasn’t me!

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Obama can yap all he wants to about the middle class, but he did not win the middle class vote in 2008 (McCain got 60%) and he won’t win it this year.

The middle class realises that he is the strictly a special interest POTUS and that there are simply not enough “evil rich” people to pay for all of the government that Obama wants to give Americans. Thus, just as Willie Sutton robbed banks because that was where the money was, the middle class realises that their taxes will have to go up substantially to pay for all of Obama’s “benevolence” because they are where the money is.

It used to be “keeping up with the Joneses” with the middle class. Now, the middle class is saying “We don’t want to pay for the Joneses — whether they are on welfare or own Solyndras.”

Resist We Much on May 5, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Ritalin anyone?? And by anyone I mean you know who.

CW on May 5, 2012 at 8:47 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on May 5, 2012 at 8:39 PM

…went to my middle one’s graduation at MSU today…she’ll be headed to Loyola for law school in three months. Not my favorite state or city! Hope her brain doesn’t turn to mush!

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Nobama 2012. Period.

OhioCoastie on May 5, 2012 at 8:47 PM

President Barack Obama launched a new phase of his re-election campaign on Saturday by branding GOP challenger Mitt Romney as an eager rubber stamp for extremist Republicans in Congress

since when do we have extremist Republicans in congress …

conservative tarheel on May 5, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Nobama 2012. Period.

OhioCoastie on May 5, 2012 at 8:47 PM

that !!!

conservative tarheel on May 5, 2012 at 8:50 PM

since when do we have extremist Republicans in congress …

conservative tarheel on May 5, 2012 at 8:48 PM

To the Left, Romney is a right-wing extremist and Obama is a “moderate centrist.”

**eyeroll**

Resist We Much on May 5, 2012 at 8:51 PM

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 8:38 PM

It’s date night and there is suppose to be a meteor shower.

Cindy Munford on May 5, 2012 at 8:52 PM

It used to be “keeping up with the Joneses” with the middle class. Now, the middle class is saying “We don’t want to pay for the Joneses — whether they are on welfare or own Solyndras.”

Resist We Much on May 5, 2012 at 8:45 PM

I’d somehow missed that in the news until I read through today’s threads. I don’t think Rep. Stark is firing on all Solyndras.

de rigueur on May 5, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Resist We Much on May 5, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Bunch of stupid bow-tyin white boys!!!!!!

Cindy Munford on May 5, 2012 at 8:52 PM

To the Left, Romney is a right-wing extremist and Obama is a “moderate centrist.”

**eyeroll**

Resist We Much on May 5, 2012 at 8:51 PM

lol … oh my … lol … oh you gotta stop your hurting me …
right wing extremist … oh …. *gasp* your killing me …
*slaps leg* oh boy … heheheheheh
you have to stop ….

conservative tarheel on May 5, 2012 at 8:53 PM

President Barack Obama launched a new phase of his re-election campaign on Saturday by branding GOP challenger Mitt Romney as an eager rubber stamp for extremist Republicans in Congress

since when do we have extremist Republicans in congress …

conservative tarheel on May 5, 2012 at 8:48 PM

…since 2010…when we got the “…it’s the best we could do!’…cry babies!

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 8:54 PM

It’s date night and there is suppose to be a meteor shower.

Cindy Munford on May 5, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Biggest full moon of the year, too. Wonder if they cancel each other out?

de rigueur on May 5, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Does Barry have teh Ayds?

Doesn’t look healthy to me.

RedNewEnglander on May 5, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Maybe all the Ohio State kids were out Fluking.

SouthernGent on May 5, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Ritalin anyone?? And by anyone I mean you know who.

CW on May 5, 2012 at 8:47 PM

…whatever I don’t use…I’ll give to JugEars!

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Biggest full moon of the year, too. Wonder if they cancel each other out?

de rigueur on May 5, 2012 at 8:55 PM

OT…

You posed a question the other night about Hitler invading Poland, but I can’t remember exactly what you were looking for. What was the question, because I think I may have found your answer.

JPeterman on May 5, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Does Barry have teh Ayds?

Doesn’t look healthy to me.

RedNewEnglander on May 5, 2012 at 8:56 PM

why would he be eating weight loss candy ???

conservative tarheel on May 5, 2012 at 8:58 PM

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Is the lawschool @ the Lakeshore campus?
If so-warn your daughter not to go too far west on Devon w/out a male friend. west Devon is home to a HUGE islamist population. There’s an orthodox Jewish neighborhood farther west on Devon-but you’ve got brave the jihadis to get to it.
*for a short time in 2008 we lived on Hoyne-just south of Devon*

annoyinglittletwerp on May 5, 2012 at 8:59 PM

“We’ve been through too much to turn back now.”…

What a clown is he. How stupid does he think we are? Very, very stupid.

petefrt on May 5, 2012 at 9:00 PM

conservative tarheel on May 5, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Tell me about it. When both Jimmy Carter and Ted Turner have said that you would make a good President and that you are a fine gentleman, then there’s no way that you are a right-wing extremist.

Sometimes, I just shake my head and laugh. The choir can’t even sing from the same sheet music. It’s like they claim that Romney wouldn’t have ordered the go on bin Laden because he is too soft and then, in the next breath, talk about how ruthless and mean he is because he likes to fire insurance companies that perform substandardly (who doesn’t?).

Bunch of stupid bow-tyin white boys!!!!!!

Cindy Munford on May 5, 2012 at 8:52 PM

And, you just have to know that Tucker Carlson’s career would have been O-V-E-R if he had referred to Calypso Louie and his army as a bunch of stupid bow-tyin black boys. Cities probably would have been set on fire.

George Zimmerman? Never heard of him.

Resist We Much on May 5, 2012 at 9:00 PM

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Btw: Spawn graduates from HS two weeks from tomorrow, and his last official day of HS is this Friday.
*waaaah!*

annoyinglittletwerp on May 5, 2012 at 9:01 PM

QOTD early again. Another hot date for AP?

22044 on May 5, 2012 at 9:03 PM

QOTD early again. Another hot date for AP?

22044 on May 5, 2012 at 9:03 PM

he doesn’t have a date-his kitteh does and needs a chaperone.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 5, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Does Barry have teh Ayds?

Doesn’t look healthy to me.

RedNewEnglander on May 5, 2012 at 8:56 PM

AYDS???

:)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on May 5, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Romney to rubber stamp for the extremist? Isn’t that what Obama has done for the last 3.5 years for the left?

multiuseless on May 5, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Looking back, based on how much the demographic composition of the nation had changed, there are studies (by Democrat think tanks) that conclude John Kerry in 2004 and even Michael Dukakis in 1988 would have won the White House if they faced the same electorate then that President Obama is facing this November.

Which means that it will be even more of an embarrassment when they lose.

Theophile on May 5, 2012 at 9:06 PM

“After a long and spirited primary, Republicans in Congress have found a nominee for president who has promised to rubber stamp this agenda if he gets a chance,” he said to jeers from the young crowd. “We cannot give him that chance. Not now. Not with so much at stake.”

At some point the bills are coming due. A crowd that is cheering Obama is mentally defective.

arnold ziffel on May 5, 2012 at 9:08 PM

True war on women.

Obama does nothing but Flukes around, inventing Julias.

Schadenfreude on May 5, 2012 at 9:10 PM

At some point the bills are coming due. A crowd that is cheering Obama is mentally defective.

arnold ziffel on May 5, 2012 at 9:08 PM

no that group knows they will not be paying any of the coming due bills …

conservative tarheel on May 5, 2012 at 9:10 PM

I can’t bear to listen to O’s crap for 6..SIX more months. The lies just flow so easily.

Will the cables televise all Romney’s speeches like the do the O’s?

bluealice on May 5, 2012 at 9:10 PM

KOOLAID2
I think you have a problem, multiple post syndrome, its a disease that make you post multiple times, then blame it on Bishop ………. You need help…….!!!!!!! ;)

angrymike on May 5, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Also, those women in the video look like they’re at prayer.. scary stuff.

bluealice on May 5, 2012 at 9:12 PM

At some point the bills are coming due. A crowd that is cheering Obama is mentally defective.

arnold ziffel on May 5, 2012 at 9:08 PM

NO this group knows they will not be paying any of the bills coming due…

conservative tarheel on May 5, 2012 at 9:12 PM

To the Left, Romney is a right-wing extremist and Obama is a “moderate centrist.”

Resist We Much on May 5, 2012 at 8:51 PM

And the brown-shirted Social Darwinist Republican House is so far right they make Romney look moderate.

farsighted on May 5, 2012 at 9:13 PM

the pjmedia column was a good summary of my worst fears.

the vast majority of people (like those watching barry’s speech) have not a clue about the debt or why it is important. Honestly, even unemployment is secondary…after all unemployment can be dealt with via food stamps, unemployment insurance…and in 2014 Free medical care.

The decline has been in the works for a long time. I was reading a Reagan speech the other night. Tough to read. We don’t have any Reagan’s around…but then again…we don’t have the country that elected him either.

All the elites, google, MS, T Boone Pikens are supportive of leftist government. The peasants need their checks.

r keller on May 5, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Btw: Spawn graduates from HS two weeks from tomorrow, and his last official day of HS is this Friday.
*waaaah!*

annoyinglittletwerp on May 5, 2012 at 9:01 PM

My sympathies. You know you no are no longer in control..right?
Sad sad day

bluealice on May 5, 2012 at 9:14 PM

We’ve been through too much to turn back now.”…

What a clown is he. How stupid does he think we are? Very, very stupid.

petefrt on May 5, 2012 at 9:00 PM

We’ve? We’ve? Obammy, the only thing you’ve “been through” is countless rounds of golf, apology tours, vacations for Mamma Bear, and a boat load of our money.

predator on May 5, 2012 at 9:16 PM

bluealice on May 5, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Worse hat that.
he’s been living w/ his dad-and is moving down here to attend TTU-and will be living with us. While he’ll be paying us a bit of rent etc-it’s still going to be a weird adjustment. I’ve never been the parent of an ‘adult’ before.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 5, 2012 at 9:17 PM

In the first formal rallies of his bid for a second term, Obama acknowledged the U.S. economy has struggled to recover from a painfully deep recession but declared, “We’ve been through too much to turn back now.”…

He is evil personified. A lying, no-class, imposter of a man. He knows darn well that his policies have made things worse—and he is OK with that.

arnold ziffel on May 5, 2012 at 9:17 PM

“We’ve been through too much to turn back now.”…

What a clown is he. How stupid does he think we are? Very, very stupid.

petefrt on May 5, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Doesn’t that line stike you as begging? Please, please vote for me again.. Where are the cupcakes?

bluealice on May 5, 2012 at 9:19 PM

OT… You posed a question the other night about Hitler invading Poland, but I can’t remember exactly what you were looking for. What was the question, because I think I may have found your answer.

JPeterman on May 5, 2012 at 8:57 PM

A history I was reading noted that GB and France immediately declared war when Germany invaded Poland in September 1939, which began WW2, but said nothing when the Soviet Union invaded Poland only a few days later. German and the USSR had just signed the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact, so already were allies. The book didn’t say, but I wondered why GB and France didn’t declare war on the USSR… ever.

Unfortunately, after a little more digging, I also think I know why. What did you find out?

Back on topic: Anyone else notice that row of almost identical-looking women in the Obama campaign rally clip (ca. 01:08-1:20)? Didn’t they all look about 1/32nd Cherokee?

de rigueur on May 5, 2012 at 9:19 PM

I’ve never been the parent of an ‘adult’ before.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 5, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Harder that a toddler. At least then you were in charge. No more
:(

bluealice on May 5, 2012 at 9:20 PM

I wish I had better news to report but based on the 10 reasons cited above I conclude that President George W. Bush and President Millard Fillmore might just have something in common.

Fillmore in 1850 was the last Whig Party president and Bush re-elected in 2004 might be the last Republican Party president.

I would be willing to bet my last nickel that this will not be the case. This is the kind of wishful, unicorns crapping skittles, not going to happen thoughts that the left loves to believe based on a very, very flimsy theory (just like Global Warming, etc.).

Theophile on May 5, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Obama 2012. Let’s go!!

Uppereastside on May 5, 2012 at 9:22 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on May 5, 2012 at 8:59 PM

…going next month to check out where she should live…she’s right downtown…and people have been giving us advise from there that lived here before. She’s by the John Hancock building and most of the students live in Lincoln Park.

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Barry should have saved the speech and just sang this. You know, after all we’ve been through.

predator on May 5, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Obama 2012. Let’s golf

Uppereastside on May 5, 2012 at 9:22 PM

bluealice on May 5, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Obama 2012. Let’s go!!

Uppereastside on May 5, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Upyerassideways!!!!!

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 9:24 PM

He is evil personified. A lying, no-class, imposter of a man. He knows darn well that his policies have made things worse—and he is OK with that.
arnold ziffel on May 5, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Easy sport! You might blow a gasket.

Uppereastside on May 5, 2012 at 9:24 PM

The decline has been in the works for a long time. I was reading a Reagan speech the other night. Tough to read. We don’t have any Reagan’s around…but then again…we don’t have the country that elected him either.

r keller on May 5, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Unfortunately, a lot of the problems we have came even during Reagan’s tenure. Our child care provider in 1985— nice, middle class, who took care of ours and five others was able to use WIC for the kid’s meals. People get used to this stuff—-as intended, and it never stops. WIC for instance, wasn’t a terrible idea as implemented. Then we have school lunches morph into breakfast, lunch, dinner, AND summer lunches up incl age 18. I give, we lost.

arnold ziffel on May 5, 2012 at 9:25 PM

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 9:23 PM

The campus is on Mag’ Mile then.
Good.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 5, 2012 at 9:25 PM

A history I was reading noted that GB and France immediately declared war when Germany invaded Poland in September 1939, which began WW2, but said nothing when the Soviet Union invaded Poland only a few days later. German and the USSR had just signed the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact, so already were allies. The book didn’t say, but I wondered why GB and France didn’t declare war on the USSR… ever.

I think that the excuse which the U.S.S.R. used was that they were moving in to save that half of Poland from the Nazis. In other words, protection via practical annexation.

And, since Nazi Germany was the big aggressive threat of the day, everybody officially accepted the Russian’s pretext at it’s face value in order to hopefully have them as an ally at a later date and not as an enemy at that point.

Theophile on May 5, 2012 at 9:27 PM

I’ve never been the parent of an ‘adult’ before.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 5, 2012 at 9:17 PM

…I’ve been going through that lately with all three
of mine. In five years all three left as ‘children’… You are always the parent…but in my case…not always the adult!

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 9:31 PM

“We’ve been through too much to turn back now.”…
What a clown is he. How stupid does he think we are? Very, very stupid.
petefrt on May 5, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Well people like you are the stupid ones for thinking a large majority of sane Americans want their wealth redistributed to the so called “job creators”.

Gop policies that rob the middle class to reward the the so called “job creators” and theit defense contractor cronies will forever be opposed by we the people.

Uppereastside on May 5, 2012 at 9:32 PM

…went to my middle one’s graduation at MSU today…she’ll be headed to Loyola for law school in three months. Not my favorite state or city! Hope her brain doesn’t turn to mush!

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 8:47 PM

She will be fine. Outstanding college, congratulations to you and her. Los Angeles still has some good parts although I like Pasadena much better.

arnold ziffel on May 5, 2012 at 9:32 PM

And the brown-shirted Social Darwinist Republican House is so far right they make Romney look moderate.

farsighted on May 5, 2012 at 9:13 PM

You don’t know very much about Naziism, do you?

Some aspects of Naziism:

1. Universal healthcare
2. Universal education
3. Kraft durch Freude (Strength Through Joy) free vacations to resorts and cruises for Germans paid for by the state
4. Free or subsidised housing
5. State-control of the means of production
6. Price and wage controls
7. Your health IS the state’s business (Michelle Obama)
8. Anti-smoking campaigns
9. Vegetarianism
10. Environmentalism
11. Animal rights
12. Naziism becomes the state religion
13. Collective replaces individual
14. Strong, central government and no states’ rights.
15. Gun control.

“Most cruel joke of all, however, has been played by Hitler & Co. on those German capitalists and small businessmen who once backed National Socialism as a means of saving Germany’s bourgeois economic structure from radicalism. The Nazi credo that the individual belongs to the state also applies to business. Some businesses have been confiscated outright, on other what amounts to a capital tax has been levied. Profits have been strictly controlled. Some idea of the increasing Governmental control and interference in business could be deduced from the fact that 80% of all building and 50% of all industrial orders in Germany originated last year with the Government. Hard-pressed for food- stuffs as well as funds, the Nazi regime has taken over large estates and in many instances collectivized agriculture, a procedure fundamentally similar to Russian Communism.”

Source: Time Magazine; 2 January 1939.

And, guess who HATED States’ rights? If you said Adolf Hitler, well, you’ve won a cigar!

The Left’s Lie About Fascism Will Outlive Cockroaches In A Nuclear Winter

You’ll love all of the quotes of Progs and even Commies praising Fascism…

Resist We Much on May 5, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Gop policies that rob the middle class to reward the the so called “job creators” and theit defense contractor cronies will forever be opposed by we the people.

Uppereastside on May 5, 2012 at 9:32 PM

And yet you are proud to be “Uppereastside”. Do you have high cheekbones?

arnold ziffel on May 5, 2012 at 9:34 PM

The book didn’t say, but I wondered why GB and France didn’t declare war on the USSR… ever.

de rigueur on May 5, 2012 at 9:19 PM

GB and France had threatened war if Hitler invaded Poland, in an attempt to deter him. For that reason they had to declare war when Hitler invaded. They assumed war with Hitler was inevitable anyway.

GB and France didn’t really care about Poland any more than they cared about Czechoslovakia. They had written Poland off anyway when Stalin “rescued” Eastern Poland from the Nazis by taking it into protective custody, so to speak, which was more or less the propaganda cover story.

When Stalin invaded Finland Churchill, who was First Sea Lord at the time, suggested GB should declare war on the USSR. However, Chamberlain and his government did not want another war with another enemy.

farsighted on May 5, 2012 at 9:35 PM

I’m going to type the bits and pieces from this book I’m reading.

“The day Hitler and Stalin made their announcement Benes was at his desk when word of the deal spread. Chamberlain was fishing in Scotland and Halifax was at his estate in Yorkshire.

This cynical arrangement mean almost surely, that Europe would soon be at war. As British leaders swapped out their fishing and hunting gear for suits and uniforms, the last round of diplomacy played out. With the Russian card on the table face up and on the wrong side of the table, the allies had no choice but to vest their hopes in Mussolini. That didn’t work either.”"”

In other words, the French and GB still didn’t have a clue. So the Germans invaded from the west and the Soviets invaded from the east on September 1, 1939.

How sad is it that I’m learning about my home country from a book I’m reading? What do you have to add?

JPeterman on May 5, 2012 at 9:35 PM

arnold ziffel on May 5, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Loyola Chicago.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 5, 2012 at 9:35 PM

arnold ziffel on May 5, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Easy sport! You might blow a gasket.

Uppereastside on May 5, 2012 at 9:24 PM

…but we know what you’re blowing!

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Well people like you are the stupid ones for thinking a large majority of sane Americans want their wealth redistributed to the so called “job creators”.

Gop policies that rob the middle class to reward the the so called “job creators” and theit defense contractor cronies will forever be opposed by we the people.

Uppereastside on May 5, 2012 at 9:32 PM

The middle class voted for McCain in 2008 — 60% to 40%. It also voted for the GOP in 2010.

Resist We Much on May 5, 2012 at 9:36 PM

AYDS???

:)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on May 5, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Funny, very good. I wonder why they pulled the candy and commercials?

arnold ziffel on May 5, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Uppereastside on May 5, 2012 at 9:32 PM

And yet you are proud to be “Uppereastside”. Do you have high cheekbones?

arnold ziffel on May 5, 2012 at 9:34 PM

…I think they’re held up by the back of his belt!

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Chit……….
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Chat………
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;-)

angrymike on May 5, 2012 at 9:38 PM

farsighted on May 5, 2012 at 9:13 PM

You don’t know very much about Naziism, do you?

Resist We Much on May 5, 2012 at 9:34 PM

I forgot the sarcasm tag.

That’s how the Left views Ryan and the GOP House.

farsighted on May 5, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Uppereastside on May 5, 2012 at 9:32 PM

My 18 year old son has seen the dims: piss away his generation’s future, kneel before our enemies, sell-out our allies, and attempt to control every facet of citizens lives-and he wants no part of that ‘utopia’.
He’ll be pulling the lever for Mitt Romney this fall.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 5, 2012 at 9:39 PM

angrymike on May 5, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Effing neocons!

annoyinglittletwerp on May 5, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Obama 2012. Let’s golf

Uppereastside on May 5, 2012 at 9:22 PM

bluealice on May 5, 2012 at 9:24 PM

…thread winner already!

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 9:40 PM

ALT
I get this feeling you not happy about your son graduating, well I for one would be proud. Think about this, what if in two weeks he was starting first grade? In this day and age you should be happy that he will be out of school in these uncertain times. I say congratulation on your son graduating …..

angrymike on May 5, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Uppereastside on May 5, 2012 at 9:32 PM
My 18 year old son has seen the dims: piss away his generation’s future, kneel before our enemies, sell-out our allies, and attempt to control every facet of citizens lives-and he wants no part of that ‘utopia’.
He’ll be pulling the lever for Mitt Romney this fall.
annoyinglittletwerp on May 5, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Good for you. And I know quite a few 18 year olds who will be pulling the lever for Obama so what is your point?

Then again who cares?

Uppereastside on May 5, 2012 at 9:44 PM

angrymike on May 5, 2012 at 9:44 PM

I’m quite proud.
He’s a good guy.
I’m just feeling old.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 5, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Chit……….
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Chat………
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;-)

angrymike on May 5, 2012 at 9:38 PM

…going to report us to Bluegill or Attack Watch?!

KOOLAID2 on May 5, 2012 at 9:46 PM

I forgot the sarcasm tag.

That’s how the Left views Ryan and the GOP House.

farsighted on May 5, 2012 at 9:39 PM

OK. I was wondering from where the reductio ad Hitlerum was coming because I didn’t insult the Left. They really do believe that Romney is a right-wing extremist and Obama is a moderate centrist. Hell, some of them believe that he has been completely conservative while in office. Of course, if they believe that Bush was a conservative, you could kind of forgive them for being somewhat confused, but even Bush looks like a piker compared to Obama.

Sorry that I misunderstood.

Resist We Much on May 5, 2012 at 9:46 PM

“But it is his problem in that the attitude and composition of the voting electorate is trending away from what the Republicans, as a brand, have traditionally stood for — less government, traditional values, taking charge of your own destiny, strong defense, God, family and apple pie…” – Joseph Goebbels

Fixed it for ‘ya skippy…

Seven Percent Solution on May 5, 2012 at 9:47 PM

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