Friday predictions: Which dumb distraction will Obama’s campaign use next week to avoid talking about jobs?

posted at 5:36 pm on May 11, 2012 by Allahpundit

I think I’m going to make this a regular Friday feature. We’ll be dealing with a new Obama-manufactured nontroversy every week from now until the economy starts to wake up and give him something meaningful to talk about. Why not try to guess next week’s shiny object ahead of time? Says the Examiner:

The Labor Department reports that 367,000 more Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week. That is still about 100,000 more than prerecession levels. Economists lowered their economic growth projection for 2012 from an already stagnant 2.2 percent to an anemic 1.5 percent. Gallup reported one-in-three young U.S. workers is underemployed. The federal budget deficit is at an all-time high. Americans are fleeing the workforce in record numbers. And if Congress and Obama do nothing, we will all be hit with a job-killing $494 billion tax hike on New Year’s Day…

If voters decide the 2012 election based on Obama’s economic record, he will lose. And so the liberal media, as in love with him as ever, is helping him parade shiny objects to distract voters from that record. The wall-to-wall coverage of Obama’s sudden evolution in his personal position on same-sex marriage follows in the tradition of the Republican War on Women; the Buffett Rule; tax breaks for private jets; Romney’s supposed soft-spot for Osama bin Laden; a student loan bill that would save the average borrower all of $7 per month; and endless 30-year-old stories about Romney’s dog.

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Anyway: Predictions. Which shiny object will we be asked to play with next? Time for O to make another phony push on comprehensive immigration reform? It’ll go nowhere in Congress but will give the press an excuse to explore the question of just how much Romney hates Latinos. How about a hard-hitting New York Times piece alleging that Romney was once in the same dorm room as a guy smoking weed in 1970 and might have inadvertently inhaled the second-hand smoke? That could kickstart an important national debate on legalizing marijuana that’ll end promptly once the next shiny object is ready. Or maybe O will play it light by doing an interview with ESPN to give his pre-season Super Bowl picks and/or his early NCAA tournament brackets. That’s probably only a one-day story, but if he gets George Clooney or Matt Damon involved I’ll bet he can stretch it to two. Any guesses? Whoever comes closest to predicting America’s next contrived diversion from Obama’s miserable economic record will be duly honored in next week’s prediction post.

While you mull, here’s Barney Frank and Tony Perkins going 15 rounds on “Hardball” yesterday over this week’s anything-but-the-economy. Full hour on Monday maybe?

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I expect while they are on “school” they will did up a bunch of c..p about Romneys sons…

sandee on May 11, 2012 at 6:11 PM

insane prediction: “MICHELLE IS PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” (but doesn’t show, and curiously isn’t really pregnant at all)

pamplonajack on May 11, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Wait, that would mean that someone would have had to have se…….

No, can’t even say it. Too disturbing of an image.

iurockhead on May 11, 2012 at 6:12 PM

It will be a landslide in Nov.

hillsoftx on May 11, 2012 at 6:04 PM

You forgot that the Dems and their friends are funding occupy [insert whatever]. The SEIU is why Occupy DC is still around.

I hate to post this because it could jinx the outcome BUT I am more confident of getting Obama out of power now than I was a few weeks ago. Why the shift? – What Obama has done.

Happy Nomad on May 11, 2012 at 6:12 PM

But does Romney have high cheekbones??..:)

Dire Straits on May 11, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Back to magic underwear!

John the Libertarian on May 11, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Evil rich people
Women
People that look like 0bama
Homos and lesbians
Evil rich corporations

I’m going to go with evil tea party people. Lugar and all, we handed this one to the won.

jukin3 on May 11, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Speaking of SQUIRRELs, whattheheck ARE these two talking about?!?

Lourdes on May 11, 2012 at 6:14 PM

The Labor Department reports that 367,000 more Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week. That is still about 100,000 more than prerecession levels.

What? We’re in a Recession? What? When did this happen?

faraway on May 11, 2012 at 6:14 PM

“Why not try to guess next week’s shiny object ahead of time?”

Allah…

… This as been one of the newer ‘Drinking Games’ from a month or two ago.

Keep up, man…!

/

Seven Percent Solution on May 11, 2012 at 6:14 PM

It will be a landslide in Nov.

hillsoftx on May 11, 2012 at 6:04 PM

I completely agree! How bad is it from the Donkeys? I heard that they’re considering moving their convention away from Charlotte, NC!

MJBrutus on May 11, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Mormonism believes that the “New Jerusalem” will be built upon the American continent. That has to, in some way, prove, without a shadow of doubt, that Mitt Romney is anti Isreal.

AverageJoe on May 11, 2012 at 6:11 PM

… and hates jews.

AverageJoe on May 11, 2012 at 6:15 PM

shiny gay squirell. ontop of romneys car.

t8stlikchkn on May 11, 2012 at 6:16 PM

But does Romney have high cheekbones??..:)

Dire Straits on May 11, 2012 at 6:11 PM

My reply to you went into moderation!

John the Libertarian on May 11, 2012 at 6:16 PM

I heard that they’re considering moving their convention away from Charlotte, NC!

MJBrutus on May 11, 2012 at 6:15 PM

I heard that rumor also..Is there anything to it??..:)

Dire Straits on May 11, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Olive Garden taught me so much about the Roman Empire. More than Edward Gibbon and Suetonius, actually.

viking01 on May 11, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Excellent point. Obviously, given his extreme Chinaphobia, Romney needs to spend more time dining at P.F. Chang’s. Noted Sinologist Juan Huntsman spent several months dining at Chang’s in preparation for his ambassadorship, having a particular fondness for their gluten-free chicken and lettuce wraps.

Mr. Arkadin on May 11, 2012 at 6:16 PM

My reply to you went into moderation!

John the Libertarian on May 11, 2012 at 6:16 PM

LoLz..:)

Dire Straits on May 11, 2012 at 6:17 PM

pamplonajack on May 11, 2012 at 5:48 PM

How could that happen? bho is NEVER at the wh for such things, he is always away campaingning without mo?
L

letget on May 11, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Wouldn’t this be a great time for the Democrat Propaganda Machine to put out a story about a job, a career, a family destroyed by the untrammelled greed of Bain Capital?

spiritof61 on May 11, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Black family screwed over by Romney’s Bain Capital. Teh SCOAMF hasn’t thrown that part of his base a bone in a while.

Steve Eggleston on May 11, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Seriously. I think Obama goes back on the offensive over those obstructionist, do-nothing, evil Republicans in Congress. The Dems in congress should be getting pretty nervous after this week and I’ll guarantee they will be screaming for a new (old) attack.

SQUIRELL!!!

dddave on May 11, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Mitt Romney and Bibi Netanyahu are close friends and former corporate associates. That should do it.

Philly on May 11, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Dire Straits on May 11, 2012 at 6:16 PM

IDK. What I do know, is that the mayor of Charlotte is Pat McRory, who is very popular and will be our next governor. He will replace the brainless 1 term disaster, Bev Perdue. Plus, NC is right to work and the unions are throwing sh-t fits over the fact the convention would be run by non-union stooges. All in all, there is not a chance in he11 that NC votes for Obama or the Dems this year, convention or not.

MJBrutus on May 11, 2012 at 6:19 PM

In 1974, Mitt Romney pulled the tag off a mattress even though it explicitly stated not to do it.

stldave on May 11, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Next week we will find out that Romney used to dip Angryed mother’s ponytail in the ink well.

CW on May 11, 2012 at 6:19 PM

*run by non-union stooges.

I meant, not be run by union stooges.

MJBrutus on May 11, 2012 at 6:20 PM

insane prediction: “MICHELLE IS PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” (but doesn’t show, and curiously isn’t really pregnant at all)

pamplonajack on May 11, 2012 at 5:48 PM

And they will report that Michelle had a miscarriage just weeks before the election, then spend two weeks with pictures of Obama by her hospital bed. Any campaigning by Republicans will be immediately chastised as insensitive, and Obama wins a second term on the sympathy vote.

AverageJoe on May 11, 2012 at 6:20 PM

every squirrel is directed at one of their thin sliver ‘coalition’. single women under 30 (sandr fluke), gay (the announcement), blacks (treyvon), PHDs over 50 who smoked dope in college and still have long hair…
so what ‘constituency’ has not been faked warred to yet? he screwed up latinos with the gay thing. so immigratiion make sense. hey, maybe romney jew angle? he still pulls about 52 with jews right?

t8stlikchkn on May 11, 2012 at 6:21 PM

MJBrutus on May 11, 2012 at 6:19 PM

I hear you..Sounds like a “perfect storm” for the Dems!!..:)

Dire Straits on May 11, 2012 at 6:21 PM

I wish the news dump would read “Sheriff Joe Arpaio kicks Holder and Obama’s ass” with a counter lawsuit but it will probably read “Romney knocked over his milk at age two, news at eleven”.

KCinLV on May 11, 2012 at 6:21 PM

insane prediction: “MICHELLE IS PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” (but doesn’t show, and curiously isn’t really pregnant at all)

pamplonajack on May 11, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Well, if it’s a boy, we’ll know the name

Fallon on May 11, 2012 at 6:22 PM

And they will report that Michelle had a miscarriage just weeks before the election, then spend two weeks with pictures of Obama by her hospital bed. Any campaigning by Republicans will be immediately chastised as insensitive, and Obama wins a second term on the sympathy vote.

AverageJoe on May 11, 2012 at 6:20 PM

then his son would really look like treyvon.

t8stlikchkn on May 11, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Michelle Obama is 47 years old. Pregnancy would be iffy…

sandee on May 11, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Mitt is intolerant of people who are lactose intolerant and purposefully eats ice cream in front of them.

tru2tx on May 11, 2012 at 6:24 PM

As you may recall…

In 2008, a day before the presidential election, Barack Obama announced the death of his grandmother, who helped raise him.

/ no conspiracies, please

faraway on May 11, 2012 at 6:24 PM

She doesnt need to actually get pregnant to report that she is pregnant. Perhaps a the pregnacy can evolve.

AverageJoe on May 11, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Michelle Obama is 47 years old. Pregnancy would be iffy…

sandee on May 11, 2012 at 6:23 PM

We’re talking pregnancy , not birth…

the_nile on May 11, 2012 at 6:25 PM

@iowahawkblog

#DistractionoftheDay New evidence: Romney held down Seamus against his will, gave him haircut

Flora Duh on May 11, 2012 at 6:26 PM

We’re talking pregnancy , not birth…

the_nile on May 11, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Gotcha…

sandee on May 11, 2012 at 6:27 PM

I wish the news dump would read “Sheriff Joe Arpaio kicks Holder and Obama’s ass”

KCinLV on May 11, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Sorry, couldn’t help it. I liked the Readers Digest version better.

antipc on May 11, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Here’s your answer from Democratic Underground:

cali (70,837 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore

Why Mitt’s new twin grandchildren are a legitimate political issue

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney was recently seen assuring his supporters of his anti-abortion stance with the standard line: it’s a “biological fact” that the fertilized egg is alive and that life begins at the moment of conception.

Read more here: http://www.theolympian.com/2012/05/09/2097880/politicians-of-religious-right.html#storylink=cpy

Tagg Romney and his wife have three children who are the product of IVF

Quite frequently with IVF there are leftover fertilized eggs. What happens to them? They’re either frozen or destroyed.

Quite often the first attempt to implant a fertilized egg doesn’t work. Isn’t that causing an abortion according to Mitt’s stance on the issue?

It’s just more hypocrisy. If you believe that life begins at conception, what right do you have to screw around with the lives of dozens of innocent lives?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002676294

Mr Snuggle Bunny on May 11, 2012 at 6:29 PM

I’m guessing he’ll keep “Mitt Flip-Flopped on Abortion” until October.

I think we already know. They’re going to use the Justice Department attacking Sherriff Joe and make the Romney camp support Joe or work against him to try and shunt off some of the Tea Party vote.

Nethicus on May 11, 2012 at 6:29 PM

On Monday, he will announce that he has taken control of the SMOD capsule.

faraway on May 11, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Romney has illegal alien aunts and uncles…..oh wait that’s OK now right????

Frank Drebin on May 11, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Read an article this morning that said O’s illegal alien Auntie Z has written a book. The book reportedly documents poor Auntie Z’s “victimization” in both Kenya and the United States (which she entered under a tourist visa and remained after its expiration, despite multiple orders of deportation).

The topic of immigration could prove to be a bit sticky for O. Not only has Auntie Z been up in Massachusetts illegally for years, living in taxpayer-subsidized housing and receiving taxpayer-financed healthcare for her many health problems, but O’s illegal alien uncle was also recently in the news (getting back his Mass. driver’s license after a drunk driving conviction last year, so he can drive himself to his job at a liquor store. Just another illegal alien taking the job an American can’t get).

Not sure O wants to draw attention to immigration issues right now. That could backfire on him in a big way.

AZCoyote on May 11, 2012 at 6:30 PM

We’re talking pregnancy

If this come to fact, do any here think it will be the truth? Nothing out of bho/team’s so far has been true?
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letget on May 11, 2012 at 6:30 PM

I think Obama goes back on the offensive over those obstructionist, do-nothing, evil Republicans in Congress.

SQUIRELL!!!

dddave on May 11, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Hundreds of thousands lose unemployment benefits this week (end of 99 weeks which accounts for nearly two years).

The obstructionist, do-nothing, evil Republicans in Congress thing only works if you think the guy speaking can do better. Obama clearly can not.

SQUIRREL!!!!!!

Happy Nomad on May 11, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Romney has illegal alien aunts and uncles…..oh wait that’s OK now right????

Frank Drebin on May 11, 2012 at 5:51 PM

No doubt, when the PBHO truth squads drops this bombshell, they will be space aliens!

MJBrutus on May 11, 2012 at 6:32 PM

I think it’s about time for a NY Times “just wondering” story about whether Romney might have had an affair.

Or perhaps something about Romney being out of the mainstream since he doest drink caffeine.

William Teach on May 11, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Mr Snuggle Bunny on May 11, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Uh-oh. That one may have some legs. I have Christian friends in a similar dilemma.

John the Libertarian on May 11, 2012 at 6:34 PM

We’ll be dealing with a new Obama-manufactured nontroversy every week from now until the economy starts to wake up and give him something meaningful to talk about

Why not say “until the election”? Wouldn’t that be more accurate given the economic indicators we’re seeing now?

gekkobear on May 11, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Not sure O wants to draw attention to immigration issues right now. That could backfire on him in a big way.

AZCoyote on May 11, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Show of hands about how many Presidents have relatives who are illegal aliens in our nation? The Ivy League used to be far better at vetting these folks.

Happy Nomad on May 11, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Who knows…I’m sure the MSM will come up with some ideas to spoon feed the WH. Whatever it is, as long as Mitt keeps dismissing it, it won’t matter.

AUINSC on May 11, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Mr Snuggle Bunny on May 11, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Well, I didn’t see that one coming…

Fallon on May 11, 2012 at 6:41 PM

the Mormon thing will always be a rich source of material.

the oppo research on mitt’s donors will uncover stuff that WaPo can write about for weeks

in attitude formation there’s an early effect and late effect. They’re focusing on the early effect right now. The anti-Romney stuff will probably settle down in the summer, only to ramp up after labor day

Who knows what oppo stuff they will either dig up or make up about Romney and his cabal of Mormons and Rich people

eventually they will focus on selected themes. Mormonism is a white supremacist cult.

Mitt is retrograde and doesn’t understand the complexities of modern world. He has lived a sheltered life in the gilded age. He’s never used a ipad or ipod…or maybe even a computer. Doesn’t know JayZ.

Then there’ll be something about Ann. Everyone is happy that Ann has done well medically…but their medical care was borne of privileged..a privilege that not everyone in the US shares

r keller on May 11, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Mr Snuggle Bunny on May 11, 2012 at 6:29 PM

John the Libertarian on May 11, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Embryo adoption has been gaining in popularity.

pookysgirl on May 11, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Legacy media: We’re willing to commit credibility suicide for Dear Leader again this time.

d1carter on May 11, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Since Obama reminded us all this week of his practicing Christian bonafides, I’m going with the religion issue—Mormons are kinda scary, huh? Kinda like Glenn Beck scary with all their doomsday, hoarding scare tactics and other stuff only Democrats are willing to say in an election year. Something like that.

Plan B: Ya know, Consevatives and the Tea Party are the new fascists and will take us back to the Middle Ages.

conservative pilgrim on May 11, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Which dumb distraction will Obama’s campaign use next week to avoid talking about jobs?

Rahm-bo etal will “discover” that when he was 13 years old Mitt Romney once patted a school girl on the popo.

MaiDee on May 11, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Next attack will be the war on the unemployed. Because the unemployment numbers have improved, due mostly to a shrinkage of the labor force, a lot of unemployment benefits are running out. As those people are dropped the labor force will shrink further, unemployment numbers will continue to improve and more people will loose their benefits. This will all be blamed on Republicans.

Rancher on May 11, 2012 at 5:52 PM

I agree with you.

Night Owl on May 11, 2012 at 6:54 PM

..why are you still commenting here? Don’t you have to roust some of your county’s Romney supporters for your state’s GOP convention or something?

The War Planner on May 11, 2012 at 5:50 PM

WHAT Romney supporters? The only ones I can find are here at Hot Air, and they continue to give me reasons to not vote for Mittens.

Who would have thunk it. /s

DannoJyd on May 11, 2012 at 6:55 PM

A mixture of religion as colonialism; i.e. Romney’s missionary trip as a young man was just like the English/French/Spanish who colonized and subjugated Native Americans (see Elizabeth Warren) and others with their religions. So he’s a capitalist/corporatist colonizer!

skatz51 on May 11, 2012 at 6:56 PM

THIS is exactly why Romney, the GOP, and all of the Super PACs need to be going after Obowma with scathing attack ads…

… Everyday, just tell the truth about the disaster Obowma has been for this Country.

Hammer him from all sides, be relentless, make the attacks blistering…

… Put Obowma on the defensive, watch him start loosing his cool, let the people see him sweat.

Don’t wait for the next distraction…

… Take the fight to him!

Seven Percent Solution on May 11, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Vote for whomever you want, Danno, but don’t think for a second that voting for anyone other than Romney is anything less than voting for Obama. No amount of ego-stroking vanity can erase that fact.

chimney sweep on May 11, 2012 at 7:01 PM

It will that the Refs in NBA games are racists… oh wait

Hummer53 on May 11, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Campaign ad idea.
Man and woman sitting around kitchen table. Modest kitchen. Stack of bills before them. They look worried. In the background the TV is on.
“War on women”; “Contraceptives”;
They look at the gas bill and frown.
“Romney put dog on car..”
They pick up the rent bill
“Romney gave someone a wedgie 50 years ago”
Now the couple is really getting pissed.
They look at the stack of bills. Car payment next on the stack.
Finally this video

kurtzz3 on May 11, 2012 at 7:04 PM

they are going to have to play the Romney is weird card due to his religion. They wanted to hold till at leaset September, but they are already running out of steam and need to do it now, so Romney doesn’t have a Secretariat in the Belmont lead

Conservative4ev on May 11, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Allah…

… This as been one of the newer ‘Drinking Games’ from a month or two ago.

Keep up, man…!

/

Seven Percent Solution on May 11, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Perhaps, but there was no official recognition for winning!

Night Owl on May 11, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Back to magic underwear!

John the Libertarian on May 11, 2012 at 6:13 PM

LoLz..:)

Dire Straits on May 11, 2012 at 7:14 PM

It’s time for a wag the dog moment. (no pun intended)

diogenes on May 11, 2012 at 7:23 PM

The Obama campaign will claim that after Romney cut the other kid’s hair he farted in his face.

radjah shelduck on May 11, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Team Obama is saving the Mormon stuff until late October.

Happy Nomad on May 11, 2012 at 7:26 PM

I predict a week of outrageous outrage at the despicable way Conservatives are politicizing Obama’s enlightened foreign policy.

“MI6 should be as angry as hell. This is something that the prime minister should raise with the president, if he has the balls. This is really tragic,” Scheur said.

He added: “Any information disclosed is too much information. This does seem to be a tawdry political thing.”

He noted that the leak came on the heels of a series of disclosures over the last 10 days, beginning with a report that the CIA wanted to expand its drone attacks in Yemen, Barack Obama making a surprise trip to Afghanistan around the time of the Bin Laden anniversary and “then this inexplicable leak”.

Robert Grenier, former head of the CIA counter-terrorism centre, said: “As for British Intelligence, I suppose, but do not know, that they must be very unhappy. They are often exasperated, quite reasonably, with their American friends, who are far more leak-prone than they.

“In their place, I would think two and three times before sharing with the Americans, and then only do it if I had to. The problem with that dynamic is that you don’t know what you don’t know, and what opportunities you might be missing when you decide not to share. The Americans are doing a very good job of undermining trust, and the problem starts at the top.

peski on May 11, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Quote was from here: Underwear bomb plot: British and US intelligence rattled over leaks

peski on May 11, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Every Democrat, Independent and Republican knows this truth:
If Obama was so great – with the US economy booming, unemployment under 5%, Iran agreeing with Obama to dismantle its nuke program, gas prices half what they were in 2008, green energy growing like crazy, etc, etc, etc….the perfect world for Obama’s re-election - then the Democrats would just be touting Obama success after success.

But they can’t. Obama has failed.
And all he can do is throw out 47-year old high school bully stories from 1965, dogs on the car…just chaff to distract from the failure of Obama.

American voters know this.

albill on May 11, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Dem. taliking point for the week of 5/13/2012

How Seamus Romney urinated on a poodle he thought was gay during dog obedience training while wearing a $999 dog collar.

LynnB74 on May 11, 2012 at 7:30 PM

“talking”, too much wine before posting

LynnB74 on May 11, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Now that BO has appeased the left by supporting gay marriage he will do something to try and win back the Independents. Maybe the XL Pipeline.
This will send the left into hysterics, then Obama will say I supported gay marriage you should be thanking me. That’s how he rolls.

I also predict his support of GM will not appease LGBT for long.
It will dawn on them soon that Obama is still a coward. He wasn’t brave enough to fight for gays civil rights before the NC vote.
He isn’t really fighting for gays at all just letting states decide to vote against GM.

Also LGBT will not be happy until BO signs an executive order to stop federal contractors from discriminating against gay employees.
BO is refusing–maybe he’s evolving on that too.

Gays are fools to put up with Obama’s games.

bailey24 on May 11, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Have they already done the Mormon “underwear” bit?

toby11 on May 11, 2012 at 7:34 PM

All of them. Be especially curious of MSNBC and Schultz. He’s not long for his time slot, either.

mike0993 on May 11, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Re-posted from the missing document Warren story:

All she has to do is claim to be the zero’s long lost half sister, and she’s back “In like Flint”. They can both be white african americans! BRILLIANT!!!!

THAT will be next weeks shiny object!

rocker98 on May 11, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Shiny objects, that’s hilarious. George Clooney seems to be the only shiny object he has, and they certainly don’t want to feature him and his celeb friends dining on arugula and forking over millions for the poseur in chief during a recession, so there won’t be a word of that.

scalleywag on May 11, 2012 at 7:40 PM

A crack investigative team from the NY Times has found a “rock” in one of Romney’s prior residences. While it is too faded to read, it appears that someone painted the word “coon” or perhaps “cool” on it. A forensics team is trying to decipher the suspicious rock as we speak.

Romney has issued a blanket apology for what might be painted on any rocks thrown through the window of any of his residences, at any time in the past.

TarheelBen on May 11, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Axelrod will divulge the fact that Romney is a serial liar ever since the first grade where he told the teacher he had to go do number two, but only did number one!

Yoop on May 11, 2012 at 7:44 PM

He’ll come out as bisexual and Michelle will stay with him “for the children, the land, and the world”.

Schadenfreude on May 11, 2012 at 7:49 PM

He’ll claim to be Native American because Zimmerman’s smart lawyer post-poned the trial until after the Nov. elections.

Schadenfreude on May 11, 2012 at 7:51 PM

It certainly won’t be this shiny object

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/11/underwear-bomb-plot-mi6-cia-leaks

scalleywag on May 11, 2012 at 7:58 PM

kurtzz3

Love it! I just for the life of me can’t understand why anyone but die hard Obama fans would honestly care about a debate over these topics when jobs, gas, etc are a million times more important.

Romney needs to keep hamering this home because for every person saying “gee that’s rude of Romney for scolding that reporter” there’s at least 2 saying, “he’s 100% right, I’d rather talk about the big things”.

nextgen_repub on May 11, 2012 at 7:59 PM

All Bain, all the time. Something along the lines of Bain Capital once lost money! The Horror!

Huckabye-Romney on May 11, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Not to mention the scandal of the decade : Obama consuming various canines.

Which reminds me of a Steven Wright joke:

“I spilled spot remover on my dog…

Now he’s gone.”

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 11, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Yeah, the mystical undergarment sounds like a winner. You know that Team Obama is selecting the “journalists” who will float that story in more anti-Mormon hit pieces (most likely Crazy Commie Larry O’Donnell and vulgar Ed Schultz) and then they will pick a stooge who will be rewarded by asking Romney directly.

And don’t forget Bill Maher. He’s a perpetual Obamastooge.

Philly on May 11, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Maybe they’ll report that Mitt once spent the office petty cash on bagels just for the heck of it and no one saw him repay it.

Philly on May 11, 2012 at 8:20 PM

…the media had 50% of the American people convinced that there was a ‘Party of NO’ for two years while the Democrats had overwhelming control in the House, and a filibuster proof Senate.
The White House, Pelosi and Reid had ready script for the institutional media, with the ‘obstructionist Republicans’ supposedly creating havoc (while they were raping and pillaging the taxpayers)….and all the media did was repeat the mantra. The LSM are just getting started! Six months is a breeze…

KOOLAID2 on May 11, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Vote for whomever you want, Danno, but don’t think for a second that voting for anyone other than Romney is anything less than voting for Obama. No amount of ego-stroking vanity can erase that fact.

chimney sweep on May 11, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Of course I’ll vote for my choice, but what do I tell the visitors to the GOP Victory HQ’s? If I tell them voting for anyone other than Romney is anything less than voting for Obama we will lose other elections here in Michigan because our voters do not react kindly to arrogance of that level.

DannoJyd on May 11, 2012 at 8:28 PM

On Sunday the WH will announce that Michelle is pregnant, the Obamas are going to adopt or -most likely- both.

BHO Jonestown on May 11, 2012 at 5:43 PM

It’s the oddest thing, but early on during the Obama administration, Michelle looked somewhat preggers to me. Then she underwent a dramatic devotion to being a fashion icon. I have wondered whether she decided that she didn’t want to be “punished with a(nother)baby” when the partying was just getting started. I don’t see the Obamas as using the happy family unit as a way to another term.

onlineanalyst on May 11, 2012 at 8:46 PM

A picture of a college-age Romney looking “obviously” drunk (he doesn’t drink), and it should be in a very ritzy setting (perhaps a Hamptons wedding reception).

“Obvious hypocrite drinking himself silly with rich friends who don’t care about all the people they just fired…”

or similar

eeyore on May 11, 2012 at 8:54 PM

I’m guessing that the NYT has a story ready to go about how Romney is running an organ mill out of his basement for the past 50 years by kidnapping illegal immigrants and harvesting their organs.

OxyCon on May 11, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Uncle Bite-Me will be on the weekend shows telling us he personally supports legalizing pot. Maybe not this weekend, but soon.

Queen0fCups on May 11, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Mitt Romney added the word s-h-a-l-e when it was his turn at Scrabble. He was already thinking about polluting the atmosphere and giving the planet a fever during a family gathering of playing wholesome games. His sons were scarred for years by the memory.

onlineanalyst on May 11, 2012 at 9:01 PM

I’m guessing something that implies Romney’s racist. I mean, Mormon = Utah = Predominantly White. There’s half the work done for you already.

birdman on May 11, 2012 at 10:44 PM

He’s tried the Republicans hate women, Hispanics and gays. Republicans are throwing the elderly over the cliff. Has he accused Republicans of hating Muslims yet?

COgirl on May 11, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Romney cut the hair off a cat because it was gay…

William Eaton on May 11, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Oh I forgot the cat was black as well…

William Eaton on May 11, 2012 at 11:03 PM

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