Obama: You know, that John McCain was pretty reasonable compared to Romney

posted at 9:14 pm on May 14, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via BuzzFeed, here’s O hitting the eternal Democratic talking point that Republicans who no longer pose a threat to them were pretty sensible in hindsight but the new guy who might just beat them at the polls is the most radical wingnut yet.

One thing both campaigns can agree on this year: Neither wants the public to perceive Romney as another McCain.

Many of the current [Romney] strategy discussions are centered on not falling into the traps McCain did: looking wobbly as a leader and weak on the economy in the final weeks of the campaign. The private discussions include ruling out any vice presidential possibilities who could be seen as even remotely risky or unprepared; wrapping the entire campaign around economic issues, knowing this topic alone will swing undecided voters in the final days; and, slowly but steadily, building up Romney as a safe and competent alternative to President Barack Obama…

McCain officials said they ran a traditional V.P. search process for months – long list, short list, extensive vetting – but it broke down at the end when the senator decided he was far enough behind that he had to shake up the race. But a Republican official familiar with the Romney campaign’s thinking says the vice-presidential search will be more rigorous, and likely produce a candidate a lot less flashy than McCain’s running mate, then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

“If not [Sen. Rob] Portman [R-Ohio], [former Minnesota governor Tim] Pawlenty, [Indiana governor Mitch] Daniels — some other incredibly boring white guy,” the official said. “If there was a fourth name on the list, it’s [Virginia Gov.] Bob McDonnell.”

Yeah, I would bet that that’s how they’re leaning. Between the economy and now Romney’s apparent advantage on the gay-marriage issue, his team’s strategy is obvious: Take no risks. Keep your head down and let unemployment and SSM turn the election into as pure a referendum on Obama as possible. The “incredibly boring white guy” strategy is part of that insofar as it keeps the spotlight on O to the greatest extent possible.

Exit question: What nice things about Romney will the next Democratic nominee be saying circa 2016 or 2020 in order to demonize the then-current GOP nominee? E.g., “Say what you will about Mitt Romney but he was no ideologue. He passed universal health care in Massachusetts. He believed in making government work, not in tearing it down. Compare that to Marco Rubio/Paul Ryan/Chris Christie/Bobby Jindal/Your Candidate Here.”

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Two that didn’t have executive experience in 2008.

And one of them now likes the good ol’ days…

How gay.

Electrongod on May 14, 2012 at 9:16 PM

I wonder if Dumbo is thinking about whether it is too late or not to get out.

NotCoach on May 14, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Suck it Obama.

Electrongod on May 14, 2012 at 9:16 PM

“pretty reasonable” == “stumble-bum campaigner”

The War Planner on May 14, 2012 at 9:17 PM

He’ll be worse than Bush by October.

stldave on May 14, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Yep,

“The Good Old Days” when some voted 3rd party because there was no real choice.

At least Obama has brought many of us together…to vote against him this time.

ProfShadow on May 14, 2012 at 9:18 PM

I don’t know what to think until Mega Mac tell me what to think !!

burrata on May 14, 2012 at 9:19 PM

I sure hope so stldave

cmsinaz on May 14, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Hold on there champ, John McCain endorsed Mitt Romney. John McCain’s mavericky like that lol!

Dr Evil on May 14, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Read my lips….

Electrongod on May 14, 2012 at 9:20 PM

ProfShadow on May 14, 2012 at 9:18 PM

yeah ….

conservative tarheel on May 14, 2012 at 9:20 PM

You know it, you manchurian candidate!

Bambi on May 14, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Didn’t McCain lose?

Bmore on May 14, 2012 at 9:21 PM

So Obama tells republicans that Mitt Romney is no McCain, and they run in droves to vote for him?

Fleuries on May 14, 2012 at 9:21 PM

nt work, not in tearing it down. Compare that to Marco Rubio/Paul Ryan/Chris Christie/Bobby Jindal/Your Candidate Here(Juan Huntsman).”

No??? Electable though

Uppereastside on May 14, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Didn’t McCain lose?

Bmore on May 14, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Yes he did….

But he got to keep his day job..

Obama….not so much.

Electrongod on May 14, 2012 at 9:22 PM

heh, Obama’s really starting to look angry. You think he isn’t watching the polls? His arrogance will be his undoing.

The Count on May 14, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Is thre a video on this thread?

Bmore on May 14, 2012 at 9:23 PM

He’s not McCain, he’s…Boooosh! Yeah! That’s what we’ll say!

Rational Thought on May 14, 2012 at 9:23 PM

One thing both campaigns can agree on this year: Neither wants the public to perceive Romney as another McCain.

Amen! McCain got the nomination and no longer cared. Romney really wants the job. He’s running against a very vulnerable incumbent. And that is why we see all the bluster from the left.

They cannot defend Obama’s record. They cannot defend Obama’s positions. They cannot defend the way he and his wife and his brats have spent the last three years with a few weeks of work punctuated with vacations, golf trips, celeb concerts, and public events. While the million dollars it cost to let Michelle Obama to vacation with the girls in Spain, I am more angry that they allowed one of the brats to go on a school trip to Mexico even though it took a contingent of 24 Secret Service agents to make the same trip.

My parental response: No honey, I know you want to go on this trip but it just isn’t possible because of your dad’s job. We’ll go to Mexico some other time.

Obama’s parental response: My little girl is going to Mexico, don’t bother me with the details.

Happy Nomad on May 14, 2012 at 9:24 PM

thre=there

Bmore on May 14, 2012 at 9:24 PM

“My friends…”

Seven Percent Solution on May 14, 2012 at 9:24 PM

When you have people like Steve Schmidt, Mark and Nicolle Wallace managing your campaign, you don’t want to win.

bw222 on May 14, 2012 at 9:27 PM

“My friends…”

Seven Percent Solution on May 14, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Hope and Change…

Holds the same weight.

Electrongod on May 14, 2012 at 9:27 PM

I thought there was a video on this thread. Dang iPad. Allah can’t you imbed them to work?

Bmore on May 14, 2012 at 9:29 PM

It’s NOT FAIR! Romney is hitting back!

GarandFan on May 14, 2012 at 9:29 PM

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Bmore on May 14, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Did dog eater mention the economy in his speech, or did he just poke fun at Romney like a third-grader?

Fool.

fogw on May 14, 2012 at 9:30 PM

It’s beginning to look light Romney could just go home to La Jolla and soak up some sun for the next six months, and STILL win. Just sit back and let team Obama bury themselves.

BettyRuth on May 14, 2012 at 9:30 PM

The Romney campaign is following the same stategy Christie used to defeat Corzine. Step back and let the opponent implode.

tbrickert on May 14, 2012 at 9:31 PM

They’re going to waste tens of millions trying to convince Americans that Romney is “extreme.” It’s never going to work. The Fat Cat Business guy who wants to take your government largesse angle may work but not “extreme.” It just doesn’t wash at face value, even to people only marginally paying attention.

AYNBLAND on May 14, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Is there anybody outside of the Northeast + west coast who think Obama is actually going to win a second term?

therightwinger on May 14, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Yes, his McCain’s head man quit instead of daring to challent Bacracka. That’s the democrat definiton of being reasonable.

SouthernGent on May 14, 2012 at 9:33 PM

It’s beginning to look light Romney could just go home to La Jolla and soak up some sun for the next six months, and STILL win.
BettyRuth on May 14, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Garden Gnome….
Can beat Obama…

Not sayin’ that Mitt is a Gnome….

Electrongod on May 14, 2012 at 9:33 PM

How gay.

Electrongod on May 14, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Never dawned on me that Barry and Newsweek out that term back in play.

panseyasses…

budfox on May 14, 2012 at 9:33 PM

LSM cannot continue to cover for this lame mother f@(ker much longer, can they?

Long haired country boy on May 14, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Hey Obowma…

… Why aren’t you running on your record?

Seven Percent Solution on May 14, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Of course he prefers McCain. HE. BEAT. HIM.!!

“I won”

bluealice on May 14, 2012 at 9:35 PM

You are right Obama, Romney certainly has fought hard and fast so far. McCain just wanted to say “My friends…” and ” there is nothing to worry about with Barack Obama as president..” or something similar. This opponent is not scared of you, buckle up and get ready, now that he is the nominee the people will start consolidating.

bluemarlin on May 14, 2012 at 9:36 PM

So you rather Romney be like the guy you were able to beat pretty easily? Surprising!

GOPRanknFile on May 14, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Hey Obowma…

… Why aren’t you running on your record?

Seven Percent Solution on May 14, 2012 at 9:34 PM

AS UpperEastInside is famous for saying…

Buwhahahahahahaha

Electrongod on May 14, 2012 at 9:37 PM

down by 3……

keep diggin’ champ.

ted c on May 14, 2012 at 9:38 PM

The private discussions include ruling out any vice presidential possibilities who could be seen as even remotely risky or unprepared

Them’s fightin’ words ’round these parts.

:P

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on May 14, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Yeah well TFGP should be careful, Americans are starting to look back at Carter and thinking they had it better then rather than now.

Bishop on May 14, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Yeah.

He lost.

Of course the Democrats the GOP to model McCain.

Good Lt on May 14, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Say what you like about John McCain, but he would seen that America had a budget. He would have been a feisty mess in dealing with Congress, but by seeing through a budget, he would never have allowed the current fiscal abomination that has seen 0bama’s “stimulus” rolled forward year after year, just like a bathtub faucet no one remembered to turn off, resulting in the inpending bankruptcy and fiscal collapse of this once-great nation.

cane_loader on May 14, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Sure Hussein still remembers the good old days when he could lie all he wanted and his thugs stuffed ballot boxes and the senile coward did nothing
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/04/stratfor-emails-show-democrats-stuffed-ballot-boxes-in-ohio-and-pennsylvania-in-2008/

John McCain’s 2008 campaign staff allegedly had evidence that Democrats stuffed ballot boxes in Pennsylvania and Ohio on election night, but McCain chose not to pursue voter fraud, according to internal Stratfor emails published by WikiLeaks.

In an email sent on November 7, 2008, and titled ” Insight – The Dems & Dirty Tricks ** Internal Use Only – Pls Do Not Forward **,” Stratfor vice president of intelligence Fred Burton wrote:

1) The black Dems were caught stuffing the ballot boxes in Philly and Ohio as reported the night of the election and Sen. McCain chose not to fight. The matter is not dead inside the party. It now becomes a matter of sequence now as to how and when to “out”.

In an email sent two days earlier and titled “Insight – McCain #5 ** internal use only – Pls do not forward **,” Burton wrote:

After discussions with his inner circle, which explains the delay in his speech, McCain decided not to pursue the voter fraud in PA and Ohio, despite his staff’s desire to make it an issue. He said no. Staff felt they could get a federal injunction to stop the process. McCain felt the crowds assembled in support of Obama and such would be detrimental to our country and it would do our nation no good for this to drag out like last go around, coupled with the possibility of domestic violence.

burrata on May 14, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Ahhh, Chairman Obama is upset that Romney won’t roll over and play nice like Mccain did.

The Notorious G.O.P on May 14, 2012 at 9:44 PM

heh, Obama’s really starting to look angry. You think he isn’t watching the polls? His arrogance will be his undoing.
The Count

He’s been angry for a long time now. The look on his face is often evil. He’s a real live Dorian Gray. He should be happy in tonight’s photo returning from NYC back to the WH, and waving but he’s angry:

http://news.daylife.com/photo/07RL49qg0s9Kc?__site=daylife&q=barack+obama

No Niks on May 14, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Wow, Romney is meaner than McQueeg, who knew? But Barry, you’re still a skunk of the first order, no matter what the time or election cycle.

Thomas More on May 14, 2012 at 9:48 PM

As chief executive of America’s laws, the president has ultimate responsibility to ensure that they are followed. The U.S. Senate has illegally refused to pass a budget for three years.

This is an ongoing Constitutional crisis, the likes of which America has never experienced.

It was 0bama’s job to execute the law, including the one that says that the Senate must pass a budget. By rights, if we were truly doing the job he swore to do, he should have already ordered the arrest of every single senator, once Senate was not in session.

For the failure to enforce the law against the U.S. Senate, 0bama has committed the high crimes of egregious dereliction of duty and the resulting utter collapse of American fiscal solvency.

For this alone, he is eligible to be impeached and convicted.

He is no different than Capt. Joseph Hazelwood retiring to his cabin and getting drunk while the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound.

cane_loader on May 14, 2012 at 9:48 PM

He should be happy in tonight’s photo returning from NYC back to the WH, and waving but he’s angry:

http://news.daylife.com/photo/07RL49qg0s9Kc?__site=daylife&q=barack+obama

No Niks on May 14, 2012 at 9:45 PM

He looks constipated !

burrata on May 14, 2012 at 9:49 PM

So the Democrat line is now:

Romney is a total whackjob extremist who…has no convictions of his own!!1

Does. not. compute.

Good Lt on May 14, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Didn’t McCain lose?

But he lost so nicely

drunyan8315 on May 14, 2012 at 9:50 PM

McCain was “reasonable” because he allowed and abetted the complete squelching of 0bama’s radical associations.

His short-sighted decision to take the high road, after witnessing the unprecedented intellectual dishonesty of the Democrat party during Bush 43′s terms, was just naive. We are all paying the price.

cane_loader on May 14, 2012 at 9:51 PM

No Niks on May 14, 2012 at 9:45……..

Bammy and Mammy be goin’ down.

Long haired country boy on May 14, 2012 at 9:51 PM

He looks constipated !

burrata on May 14, 2012 at 9:49 PM

On the contrary, Barack Obama is very incontinent. Your melodious slander against our Dear Leader is totally unacceptable. In addition to being the world’s greatest golfer, and having to overcome on a daily basis all the media’s withering barrage of tough questioning into his every move made in the past, present or in the future, our brilliant Dear Leader now has a halo over his head. I know he does because I saw it on the cover of Newsweek magazine and Newsweek magazine would never lie. Additionally our Dear Leader was education at the very finest universities where he excelled in reeling and writhing, of course, to begin with and then all the different branches of arithmetic: ambition, distraction, falsification and derision with additional courses in Karl Marx and Napoleon Bonaparte, with history washing for extra credit. Always trust Dear Leader Emperor Barack Hussein Louie Hugo Benito Isuzu Obama in everything he says and does even if the connection between what he says and does is not apparent to your lowly mind. He wouldn’t be doing what he is doing to whom he is doing it if he didn’t know where he was at when he was doing it or he wouldn’t be where he was at if he didn’t know what he was doing and to whom he was doing it to.

Cheshire Cat on May 14, 2012 at 9:53 PM

After discussions with his inner circle, which explains the delay in his speech, McCain decided not to pursue the voter fraud in PA and Ohio, despite his staff’s desire to make it an issue. He said no. Staff felt they could get a federal injunction to stop the process. McCain felt the crowds assembled in support of Obama and such would be detrimental to our country and it would do our nation no good for this to drag out like last go around, coupled with the possibility of domestic violence.

And for this, seeing as how the Bush v. Gore mess hurt the country, I commend McCain for trying to help America. He just could not conceive of how bad 0bama actually was. No one could.

I thought it was going to be uncomfortable, a la Clinton, having a Dem in office but, my lord, 0bama has just turned out to be the worst-case scenario, hasn’t he? Just unbelievable.

This is a national nightmare.

cane_loader on May 14, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Obama sort of has a point. McCain certainly was worse than Romney. And not as bad as Huckabee. But it doesn’t matter – all three are status quo statists to one degree or another.

besser tot als rot on May 14, 2012 at 9:55 PM

The private discussions include ruling out any vice presidential possibilities who could be seen as even remotely risky or unprepared; wrapping the entire campaign around economic issues, knowing this topic alone will swing undecided voters in the final days; and, slowly but steadily, building up Romney as a safe and competent alternative to President Barack Obama…

Then, the “private discussions” have to include Paul Ryan.

Rovin on May 14, 2012 at 9:56 PM

McCain knew his place!

He feared the racism card!

Romney is a gay-bashing bully!

Obama needs to be breastfed, stat!

profitsbeard on May 14, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Obama sort of has a point. McCain certainly was worse than Romney. And not as bad as Huckabee. But it doesn’t matter – all three are status quo statists to one degree or another.

besser tot als rot on May 14, 2012 at 9:55 PM

And after 3.5 years of Obama being Prez…

McCain has more experience…

Whatever that’s worth.

Electrongod on May 14, 2012 at 9:58 PM

i don’t know if everyone here has followed Althouses textual analyses of Dreams from my father…but it is extremely interesting, imho

regardless of the authorship, the excerpts reveal a very odd view of the world. It sounds like a total work of fiction..and rather surreal in parts.

Again, the importance is not what it says about Obama, but rather what it says about the people who thought that Obama was the smartest guy in the room…and would make a great president.

I assume that very few people read the book. David Brooks for example, if he read the book and felt that barry would make a good president…well, that’s a problem.

I assume the work has little literary value since it was basically unread until the election

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/05/14/obama-you-know-that-john-mccain-was-pretty-reasonable-compared-to-romney/#commentform

http://althouse.blogspot.com/2012/05/inquiry-into-3-times-obama-called.html

strange days

r keller on May 14, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Obama needs to be breastfed, stat!

profitsbeard on May 14, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Ummm…
The new BJ?

The Prez needs a bottle?

I can see that…

Electrongod on May 14, 2012 at 10:01 PM

He’s gonna lose. Mark my words….he’s done.

rubberneck on May 14, 2012 at 10:01 PM

http://althouse.blogspot.com/2012/05/8-ghosts-that-haunt-dreams-from-my.html

sorry, my paste buffer seems to be acting up

r keller on May 14, 2012 at 10:02 PM

I wonder if Dumbo is thinking about whether it is too late or not to get out.

NotCoach on May 14, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Hahahahahaha. Oh, man …

“Umm, would it be ok if I just went back to U of C to blather inane crap to know-nothing-liberal first-year law students and we’ll just forget the President thing? Can I keep the plane? Mooch loves the plane.”

Jaibones on May 14, 2012 at 10:06 PM

regardless of the authorship, the excerpts reveal a very odd view of the world. It sounds like a total work of fiction..and rather surreal in parts.
r keller

It does matter who wrote it. Althouse is wasting her time. Jack Cashill has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that Bill Ayres ghosted it. The fact that Hot Air, along with NRO and TWS among others, have never seen fit to air that is beyond the pale.

No Niks on May 14, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Watch that clip of Obowma again…

… It’s pretty hard to think ‘outside the box’ when your game plan only has two pages and all of your decisions and policies have proven to be complete failures.

What a small and petty man…

… The fact that he is President of the United makes me nervous to what our enemies are thinking in the dark of night.

The media can’t hide the truth forever…

Seven Percent Solution on May 14, 2012 at 10:14 PM

What a petty little man. The incredible shrinking president.

Fallon on May 14, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Seven Percent Solution on May 14, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Oh my, I just got so PO’d that I just posted and didn’t bother to read the comments first. Sorry for the repeat but it must be in the air.

Fallon on May 14, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Ya know, that Carter was pretty smart compared to barack.

DuctTapeMyBrain on May 14, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Fallon on May 14, 2012 at 10:19 PM

No worries…

… It can’t be said enough.

:)

Seven Percent Solution on May 14, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Ya know, that Carter was pretty smart compared to barack.

DuctTapeMyBrain on May 14, 2012 at 10:22 PM

A stretch for both. How about “Carter looks honest and decent compared to Obama?”

Jaibones on May 14, 2012 at 10:24 PM

It does matter who wrote it. Althouse is wasting her time. Jack Cashill has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that Bill Ayres ghosted it. The fact that Hot Air, along with NRO and TWS among others, have never seen fit to air that is beyond the pale.

No Niks on May 14, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Agreed. It’s so much easier to just pretend you don’t know about it and keep those mainstream liberal media talking head spot invitations rolling in.

slickwillie2001 on May 14, 2012 at 10:25 PM

If he runs like McCain he loses for sure.

CW on May 14, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Who is really saying Obama is not a disappointment… he has let down everyone. Except teh gheys. A lot of people are still pulling for him, but they know he’s not destined to do anything great.

Obama has to know it to. it’s one embarassment after another with this guy.

10. “So I know whose ass to kick.”
9. “The police acted stupidly”
8. “Good, solid B+”/4th best president ever.
7. “Tell Vladimir that after the election, I’ll have more flexibility”
6. Biden.
5. Bill Clinton takes over a WH presser.
4. ATAAAAAACKKKK WAAAAAAAATCH!!!
3. All the bowing and apologizing.
2. “Corpse-man.”
1. Shout out.

Greek Fire on May 14, 2012 at 10:30 PM

First of all Obama doesn’t want to be fair, he wants rich folk to give poor folk some money, just because.

As far as 2016 goes, I’m really beginning to believe the Democrats are going to be in such disarray, after this election, they’ll still be recuperating in 2016. They have no leadership, Reid is likely to lose his next election, after his disastrous leadership since being the majority leader, and Schumer doesn’t have the temperment to get the Democrats where they need to be, thinking about country before party.

Right now, there is no reason to elect a Democrat. They’ve proven they’re incapable of governing, can’t pass a budget, can’t draft legislation that can pass bi-partisan muster, what good are they. Put them in “time-out” until they can figure out a way to win an election without dividing the country.

bflat879 on May 14, 2012 at 10:33 PM

http://althouse.blogspot.com/2012/05/inquiry-into-3-times-obama-called.html

strange days

r keller on May 14, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Odd …

Have reporters located this “Joyce” person who embodied exactly what he needed a character to embody at this point in the memoir? Or is she really Barack Obama, in the guise of a beautiful lady after whom all the “brothers” lusted?

Is she saying Barry was a winsome young lad that all the “brothers” were lusting after? Sure sounds like Barry was the belle of the ball in that dormitory!

Gaylo on the down-low brother!

Ogabe on May 14, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Is there anybody outside of the Northeast + west coast who think Obama is actually going to win a second term?

therightwinger on May 14, 2012 at 9:32 PM

…almost every journalist and professor in flyover country is working hard for JugEars

KOOLAID2 on May 14, 2012 at 10:37 PM

It does matter who wrote it. Althouse is wasting her time. Jack Cashill has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that Bill Ayres ghosted it. The fact that Hot Air, along with NRO and TWS among others, have never seen fit to air that is beyond the pale.

No Niks on May 14, 2012 at 10:13 PM

i’m not claiming Obama wrote it. Even one of the neutral biographers said that Ayers took the piles of random thoughts and ‘pulled it together’.

But to me, the larger point is what is in the book. The stuff Althouse excerpts shows a very strange world-view. The stuff that the press and the polite society ignored wrt Obama is massive.

The selling/marketing of the Obama concept/brand was extensive. And the pundits never even read the book…or choose to ignore the message

r keller on May 14, 2012 at 10:39 PM

…doesn’t matter to me what JugEars has to say about John McCan’t…I voted for Sarah Palin!…that senile senator just happened to be tied to her.

KOOLAID2 on May 14, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Ogabe on May 14, 2012 at 10:33

my take on Althouse is that she has now decided to look at the book from a strictly literary p.o.v. If his girlfriend is a composite, then anything can be a composite. Everything can be a literary device. That is, it is a work of fiction (loosely based on some fevered memories)

So why? What’s the point. A cri de coeur about the tragic fate of the African in white man’s society? The impossibility of assimilation….the wickedness of assimilation?

A fictionalized book exploring the psyche of an man who was abandoned by a white woman and longing to be home, in Africa?

r keller on May 14, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Obama: You know, that John McCain was pretty reasonable compared to Romney

Yeah, that guy who voted 90% with Booooooosh sure seems reasonable compared to that guy whose model you follow for your health care takeover and auto industry takeover, right?

This, mind you, after taking about his “stark contrast” with Hillary over an individual mandate, and running ads bashing McCain for wanting to tax health care benefits, before… considering taxing health care benefits as a suggestion for paying for his health insurance bill (which he managed not to do anyway).

I mean, is this all this guy does, place himself in opposition to everyone around him, then adopt the policies that actually keep the statist agenda alive, and act like that’s what he believed all along and the other guys believed something totally different?

The Schaef on May 14, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Going to be an altogether different campaign this year, Obama’s opponent will not be campaigning for him this time.

savage24 on May 14, 2012 at 10:55 PM

As far as 2016 goes, I’m really beginning to believe the Democrats are going to be in such disarray, after this election, they’ll still be recuperating in 2016. They have no leadership, Reid is likely to lose his next election, after his disastrous leadership since being the majority leader, and Schumer doesn’t have the temperment to get the Democrats where they need to be, thinking about country before party….

bflat879 on May 14, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Dingy Harry can’t lose, ever. The SEIU in Nevada is in charge of maintaining the electronic voting machines.

slickwillie2001 on May 14, 2012 at 10:58 PM

As far as 2016 goes, I’m really beginning to believe the Democrats are going to be in such disarray, after this election, they’ll still be recuperating in 2016.

bflat879 on May 14, 2012 at 10:33 PM

All good points, but they said that about the GOP in 2008. Sure, those that said it were still tingly about The One, but they were wrong, as the Tea Party came along and gave the conservative movement focus.

The Democrats have no unifying message. They have been stung by their own divisive politics. Blacks don’t actually care about rights for homosexuals, or immigration. Environmentals and unions are not natural allies. The message the libs are trying to use to unify, namely, get the rich, doesn’t fly very far because one of the key rights in this country, above nearly all others, is the right to one’s own personal property, or at the very least voters are unwilling to tear down successful people and kill the golden goose.

Truly, Emperor Barack has no clothes whatsoever– no one wants to say it because the media constantly pipes horsecrap like ‘liberals are scientifically shown to be smarter’ at them.

Greek Fire on May 14, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Funny Barry used immigration reform. Considering Barry back-stabbed McCain and Kennedy on said reform.

Zaggs on May 14, 2012 at 11:21 PM

McCain was as easy as his daughter.

AllahsNippleHair on May 14, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Compared to obama, a turd would make a pretty reasonable president.

Ronnie on May 14, 2012 at 11:41 PM

The private discussions include ruling out any vice presidential possibilities who could be seen as even remotely risky or unprepared

Umm, just saying, but that remotely risky VP last time is the only thing that almost dragged McLame’s sorry @$$ over the finish line. … and frankly that “seen as remotely risky or unprepared” line don’t wash. It does not matter who Romney picks, once the VP is chosen both Romney and the VP pick will be the worst things this side of Hitler and Satan, with the question up in the air as to whether or not Hitler was even that bad and, if the polls continue to erode, the question will be raised if Satan is ready to cede his crown to the Republican nominee. i.e., it does not matter who the VP pick will be, the Dems and the press (but I repeat myself) will hate and hate on that person.

AZfederalist on May 15, 2012 at 12:02 AM

heh, Obama’s really starting to look angry. You think he isn’t watching the polls? His arrogance will be his undoing.

The Count on May 14, 2012 at 9:22 PM

I predicted he would have a nervous breakdown of some kind before it’s all over and done with. I stick with that prediction.

The man is not stable.

ButterflyDragon on May 15, 2012 at 12:04 AM

After discussions with his inner circle, which explains the delay in his speech, McCain decided not to pursue the voter fraud in PA and Ohio, despite his staff’s desire to make it an issue. He said no. Staff felt they could get a federal injunction to stop the process. McCain felt the crowds assembled in support of Obama and such would be detrimental to our country and it would do our nation no good for this to drag out like last go around, coupled with the possibility of domestic violence.

So, instead of doing the right thing, McCain did the French thing and surrendered. Even knowing that the election was won by fraud. … and look what that surrender got us: Stimulus, Solyndra, Obamacare, Dodd/Frank, and the largest deficits ever.

We’d have been better off with a few riots, then the destruction would have at least been localized instead of nationwide.

AZfederalist on May 15, 2012 at 12:08 AM

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williamg on May 15, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Between the economy and now Romney’s apparent advantage on the gay-marriage issue, his team’s strategy is obvious: Take no risks. Keep your head down and let unemployment and SSM turn the election into as pure a referendum on Obama as possible. The “incredibly boring white guy” strategy is part of that insofar as it keeps the spotlight on O to the greatest extent possible.

So you’re saying that Romney’s best strategy is to vote present? I can understand trying to pick your fights, especially with the campaign this early. Still, if Romney stands for nothing but boringness, he could easily lose. Battles are won by those who attack an enemies weak points, not for those who wait till their enemies die of old age. Again, I’m not saying Romney has to be full on the attack now. But he does need a strategy, something to fight with, in the few months before the election.

Gladtobehere on May 15, 2012 at 1:24 AM

McCain officials said they ran a traditional V.P. search process for months – long list, short list, extensive vetting – but it broke down at the end when the senator decided he was far enough behind that he had to shake up the race. But a Republican official familiar with the Romney campaign’s thinking says the vice-presidential search will be more rigorous, and likely produce a candidate a lot less flashy than McCain’s running mate, then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

IOW, McCain officials are still trying to excuse their incompetence by blaming the one person on the ticket that people actually wanted to vote for.

There Goes The Neighborhood on May 15, 2012 at 2:10 AM

The stench of fear.

chimney sweep on May 15, 2012 at 2:15 AM

Obama, shut up, you fool.

chai on May 15, 2012 at 5:42 AM

“You know, that John McCain was pretty reasonable compared to Romney.”
– You know, Jimmy Carter was a pretty awesome President compared to YOU, Obama!

easyt65 on May 15, 2012 at 7:27 AM

So let’s see what we’ve got so far…

A shrieking nabob stating that Romney’s wife “has never worked a day in her life”, as opposed to mooch living off chicago style patronage jobs where she didn’t work a day in her life yet still cost the taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

A troop of idiots known as the msm yammering about Romney putting a dog on a car roof, as opposed to king putt eating dogs.

The washington compost pulling a dan rather and printing a fake story about Romney bullying someone in 1965 that is falling apart pathetically. As opposed to preezy earflaps using the full power of the presidency to out and bully people who have the temerity to contribute money to his opposition.

Axeltoad creating an ad about a steel mill that bain capital shut down- an ad featuring laid off employees laid off by an obama advisor. As opposed to halitosis nero presiding over an economy that has lost millions of jobs while squandering 5 trillion dollars on who knows what.

Yeah, the idiot in the white house has nothin’.

Shiny objects…shiny objects….FAIL.

GrassMudHorsey on May 15, 2012 at 7:56 AM

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