Quotes of the day

posted at 9:31 pm on May 19, 2012 by Allahpundit

In Europe, where more than 200,000 people thronged a Berlin rally in 2008 to hear Barack Obama speak, there’s disappointment that he hasn’t kept his promise to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, and perceptions that he’s shunting blame for the financial crisis across the Atlantic.

In Mogadishu, a former teacher wishes he had sent more economic assistance and fewer armed drones to fix Somalia’s problems. And many in the Middle East wonder what became of Obama’s vow, in a landmark 2009 speech at the University of Cairo, to forge a closer relationship with the Muslim world.

In a world weary of war and economic crises, and concerned about global climate change, the consensus is that Obama has not lived up to the lofty expectations that surrounded his 2008 election and Nobel Peace Prize a year later. Many in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America were also taken aback by his support for gay marriage, a taboo subject among religious conservatives…

“We all had high hopes for him,” said Filomena Cunha, an office worker in Lisbon, Portugal, who said she’s struggling to make ends meet. “But then things got bad and there’s not much he can do for us over here.”

***

In a swing through the Tampa area today, Mitt Romney blasted the Obama presidency as “a disappointment” and left town with about $2.3 million — part of an expected $10 million fundraising haul for a two-day Florida swing…

“This presidency has been a disappointment. And the people who have been hurt by this disappointment are the American people, and that’s why we’re going to get him out of office.”…

“By his own measure he’s failed,” Romney told the crowd, citing what he said were Obama’s promises on unemployment and the deficit during the 2008 campaign.

***

[I]f the election were tomorrow and I was forced to put money on one of the candidates, I’d say Romney. I also feel that unless something new and dramatic happens–as it usually does, admittedly — Romney’s advantage is more likely to grow than diminish…

Obama’s big problem, I think, is that he is no longer the president he said he would be. Above all, he’s stopped trying to be that president.

The astonishing enthusiasm for Obama in 2008 rested heavily on his promise to change Washington and unify the country. You can argue about whose fault it is that Washington is even more paralyzed by tribal fighting than before–in my view, it’s mostly (though not entirely) the GOP’s fault. For whatever reason, Obama failed to bring the change he promised. That would be forgivable, so long as he was determined to keep trying. But he isn’t determined to keep trying. His campaign message so far boils down to this: You just can’t work with these people. I tried, they’re not interested, so it’s war. If they want bitter partisan politics, they can have it…

To me it seems so obviously the wrong strategy, in fact, that I struggle to understand what Obama’s people can be thinking.

***

The Obama running for re-election is for everything and nothing at once, a creature of calculation. His oratorical skills are seen not as gifts that elevate him above the elite political class, but tools that enshrine him as its leader. Obama has become what he came to Washington to change: He is politics.

There is a good chance the Obama campaign is about to disintegrate, if only briefly. Obama is about to walk through “the valley of death,” where candidates lose their way and are tested on an arid march. In this familiar story, the campaign that could do no wrong can do no right: Pundits who have predicted an Obama victory reverse course and insist Romney is a sure bet…

Obama is asking America to be a polarized, angry country, where we are at war with each other, tearing at our own throats. Romney is asking us to be a country at peace with itself.

Unless Obama changes course, he will not make it through the valley. This is a race Romney wins.

***

The women I know who are struggling in this economy couldn’t be further from the fictional character of Julia, presented in Mr. Obama’s Web ad, “The Life of Julia,” a silly and embarrassing caricature based on the assumption that women look to government at every meaningful phase of their lives for help…

The struggling women in my life all laughed when I asked them if contraception or abortion rights would be a major factor in their decision about this election. For them, and for most other women, the economy overwhelms everything else…

I have always admired President Obama and I agree with him on some issues, like abortion rights. But the promise of his campaign four years ago has given way to something else — a failure to connect with tens of millions of Americans, many of them women, who feel economic opportunity is gone and are losing hope. In an effort to win them back, Mr. Obama is trying too hard. He’s employing a tone that can come across as grating and even condescending. He really ought to drop it. Most women don’t want to be patted on the head or treated as wards of the state. They simply want to be given a chance to succeed based on their talent and skills. To borrow a phrase from our president’s favorite president, Abraham Lincoln, they want “an open field and a fair chance.”

***

The increasing premium on skills and smarts promises to bring us an uglier society in the form of a meritocracy where those who are rich can think not only that they’re richer but that they’re better. That doesn’t simply threaten the incomes of the unskilled. It corrodes the traditional American idea of social equality — the idea that we’re “equal in the eyes of each other.” Cheering on young professionals — while urging the non-professionals to hurry up and do some learnin’ — doesn’t make the problem better. It makes the problem worse. Even if it increases GDP.

Weren’t Democrats supposed to be the party of Everyman? If you went to work and obeyed the rules, Dems would “make work pay” — plus give you unemployment compensation and Social Security and medical care in old age. White male workers are sort of the indivisible denominator in American politics — they have no special economic leverage, and no race- or gender-based claim to special privileges. They’re naked as far as favoritism goes, and thus (not unlike Marx’s proleteriat) are the representatives of universal privileges (such as Social Security). The new Obama coalition threatens to abandon this universality, becoming instead the party of non-universal skills, ethnic and gender identities — of special pleaders, victims and causists. Not of citizens.

***

Obama’s single achievement is something he scarcely intended and likely will lament for the rest of his days: the reinvigoration and reorientation of the right to first principles in the aftermath of the Bush presidency. Prior to Obama’s ascendance, the right was riven between big-government conservatives, libertarians, social conservatives, interventionists, activists, and intellectuals. The right was more interested in its divisions than its commonalities. Years of power had made us sloppy and complacent and sometimes corrupt.

Obama illustrated, boldly and shockingly, the power and drive of a resurgent progressivism. His grandiose designs forced conservatives into rethinking their attitude toward public policy in light of American exceptionalism and the American Founding. Suddenly finding themselves unwilling passengers on Obama’s progress train, conservatives remembered those they had left behind: Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, Adams, and Lincoln. Only in reversing course, in returning to the supposedly outmoded and old-fashioned ideas of natural rights and constitutionalism, would conservatives begin to prepare the ground for a renewed America. That is why Obama’s grade is a D Plus rather than outright failure. Who says conservatives don’t believe in grade inflation?

Barack Obama, future historians will remember, gave new life to something thought dead. Maybe he is a miracle worker after all.

***

A young man recounts how inspired he was by Barack Obama’s “promise to change Washington’s corrupt culture.” A woman recalls how she voted for Mr. Obama “because he spoke so beautifully.”

Fans of the president? Hardly.

Both people star in television spots attacking Mr. Obama, and both help answer a question that has vexed conservatives for months: how to go after a president whose personal popularity remains unusually resilient, even amid lukewarm ratings of his job performance.

The answer: Acknowledge the potency of Mr. Obama’s 2008 appeal. Then steep the ads in disappointment and lost promise.

***

“I just think he should, instead of making people victims of people who are successful, we should be telling people, ‘Look, you are having a hard time, I feel bad for you. Let’s look at what you’re doing, let’s teach you how to succeed. Let’s give you the tools to succeed.’ As opposed to turning everybody into victims, a victim mentality is what he’s selling and nobody with a victim mentality will get anywhere. Ever. They will never succeed,” Lovitz said.



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Obama’s big problem, I think, is that he is no longer the president he said he would be. Above all, he’s stopped trying to be that president

He never was.

RickB on May 19, 2012 at 9:39 PM

A lot of my center-left friends in la-la-land think he’s in big trouble.

John the Libertarian on May 19, 2012 at 9:39 PM

I believe the Who put it best when they said We Won’t Get Fooled Again.

John the Libertarian on May 19, 2012 at 9:41 PM

A lot of my center-left friends in la-la-land think he’s in big trouble.

John the Libertarian on May 19, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Good to hear, JTL!

4Grace on May 19, 2012 at 9:41 PM

YOU LIE!

cane_loader on May 19, 2012 at 9:43 PM

In Europe, where more than 200,000 people thronged a Berlin rally in 2008 to hear Barack Obama speak,

Bawhahahahhhaaahhhhaaaa….those morons were there for the free concert , and they wanted to see what an American communist looks and sounds like.
They were there because they thought their marxist revolooshun was finally here and they wanted to be a part of it !

burrata on May 19, 2012 at 9:44 PM

I believe the Who put it best when they said We Won’t Get Fooled Again.

John the Libertarian on May 19, 2012 at 9:41 PM

+ 100..I’m with you!!..:)

Dire Straits on May 19, 2012 at 9:45 PM

“don’t let a crisis go to waste…”

What a waste of 4 years..

Electrongod on May 19, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Barack Obama, future historians will remember, gave new life to something thought dead. Maybe he is a miracle worker after all.

Yeah, he is. He singlehandedly resurrected the idea of the consansgenital liar.

cane_loader on May 19, 2012 at 9:45 PM

I just finished reading The Best American Essays 2011. They were horrible. Almost everyone of them was a whiny personal story about a cross that the particular author is bearing. Every author a victim, except for two. We are in a steep decline.

GaltBlvnAtty on May 19, 2012 at 9:46 PM

He looks like an angry white man in that picture.

CorporatePiggy on May 19, 2012 at 9:47 PM

In an effort to win them back, Mr. Obama is trying too hard. He’s employing a tone that can come across as grating and even condescending. He really ought to drop it. Most women don’t want to be patted on the head or treated as wards of the state. They simply want to be given a chance to succeed based on their talent and skills.

Ouch. Good piece by Campbell Brown.

Kataklysmic on May 19, 2012 at 9:47 PM

A woman recalls how she voted for Mr. Obama “because he spoke so beautifully.”

Good grief!

OldEnglish on May 19, 2012 at 9:47 PM

And many in the Middle East wonder what became of Obama’s vow, in a landmark 2009 speech at the University of Cairo, to forge a closer relationship with the Muslim world.

He installed moozie bros in every capital thgere, and is sending US taxpayer money overtly and covertly,
he is undermining US security and civil rights of US citizens just to favor moozies and they still want more ?

burrata on May 19, 2012 at 9:48 PM

I love sound of whining lefties on a Saturday evening.

Curtiss on May 19, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Ouch. Good piece by Campbell Brown.

Kataklysmic on May 19, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Agreed. You know that all of these libs will still vote for Teh Won. But the number of them sending up warning flares toward the White House seems to be increasing.

4Grace on May 19, 2012 at 9:52 PM

You can argue about whose fault it is that Washington is even more paralyzed by tribal fighting than before–in my view, it’s mostly (though not entirely) the GOP’s fault.

Teh GOP won’t rubberstamp the bankruptcy of America! WAAAAHHHHHH!!!

Kataklysmic on May 19, 2012 at 9:53 PM

A ‘disappointment’?!? That’s one way to put it; a particularly kind way. And now that many voters are reaching the same conclusion, Obama’s already begun to blame them. Now I wonder how that might turn out … http://bit.ly/qVdDUt

ombdz on May 19, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Meanwhile,we revisit the pre-2008 ZombieObamaVoterBot
enigma type thingy!!
——————–

How Obama Got Elected… Interviews With Obama Voters
Nov 16, 2008
************

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm1KOBMg1Y8

canopfor on May 19, 2012 at 9:54 PM

You get the feeling that the right, left, and middle are upset and disenchanted with The One. Yes, he’s in over his head. But that doesn’t mean that he is not also a hard leftist ideologue, a Marxist, anti-Christian, etc. That he is.

Another operation of ours should be to try to further the disenchantment with him on the left. Of course, each side in this political war wants to dispirit the opposing side’s base. We need to get our base on board with Mitt (yes, even those that have bitterly opposed Mitt up until now), and their base off board. Hit and run Guerrilla tactics are fine. Donate$.

anotherJoe on May 19, 2012 at 9:55 PM

“We all had high hopes for him,” said Filomena Cunha

HAHAHAHAh…we didn’t …and we were right you’repeein idiots !!!!
We knew he was a thug in expensive suit…more than 4 yrs ago .
take that b$%^^&&*
:O

burrata on May 19, 2012 at 9:56 PM

“I just think he should, instead of making people victims of people who are successful, we should be telling people, ‘Look, you are having a hard time, I feel bad for you. Let’s look at what you’re doing, let’s teach you how to succeed. Let’s give you the tools to succeed.’

This is actually profound. Especially for Jon Lovitz. A simple denunciation of class warfare.

Paul-Cincy on May 19, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Obama did not disappoint me. He has performed exactly as I thought.

OldEnglish on May 19, 2012 at 9:57 PM

In a world weary of war and economic crises, and concerned about global climate change, the consensus is that Obama has not lived up to the lofty expectations that surrounded his 2008 election

Well, there’s part of your problem right there. If you are going to continue to believe in a statist hoax designed to separate you from your money and push you into a lower standard of living as penance for your high-carbon emitting lifestyle, you deserve to be disappointed.

Encouraging quotes of the day. So, where is the real Allahpundit and what have you done with him?

AZfederalist on May 19, 2012 at 9:58 PM

“Oh, this is such a blessing to see you, Mr. President! Thank you for taking time outta your day! (gasping) Ohhhhhhh, gracious god! Thank you so much! Oh! (gasping for air) ” – Julio Osequeda

False Profit…

or is that prophet?

Electrongod on May 19, 2012 at 9:58 PM

In Mogadishu, a former teacher wishes he had sent more economic assistance and fewer armed drones to fix Somalia’s problems.
=============================================================

Too Late,Team EU has had enough!

EU forces attack Somali pirates on land for first time
5 days Ago
**********

Europe’s naval force patrolling off the coast East Africa said on Tuesday it had attacked Somali pirate installations on land, the first time it had conducted such an action since extending its remit from strictly to sea-based operations.

Initial reports indicated that there were no casualties during the operation, which happened earlier on Tuesday, according to the European Union Naval Force (Somalia) Operation Atalanta’s website.

(Moee….)
===========

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/15/11711225-eu-forces-attack-somali-pirates-on-land-for-first-time?lite

canopfor on May 19, 2012 at 10:00 PM

“Oh, this is such a blessing to see you, Mr. President! Thank you for taking time outta your day! (gasping) Ohhhhhhh, gracious god! Thank you so much! Oh! (gasping for air) ” – Julio Osequeda

False Profit…

or is that prophet?

Electrongod on May 19, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Electrongod:

I’ve gots that saved,priceless,and a hoot to listen,er,watch!:)

canopfor on May 19, 2012 at 10:01 PM

I just finished reading The Best American Essays 2011. They were horrible. Almost everyone of them was a whiny personal story about a cross that the particular author is bearing. Every author a victim, except for two.
GaltBlvnAtty on May 19, 2012 at 9:46 PM

So, pretty much like every piece of literature taught in college lit classes then? As an engineering student in those classes, I always marveled at how dark and foreboding literature professors made the world appear. … and whiny, definitely whiny. My favorite? Bernard Mishuma tripe. Gads, talk about dark.

And many in the Middle East wonder what became of Obama’s vow, in a landmark 2009 speech at the University of Cairo, to forge a closer relationship with the Muslim world.

He installed moozie bros in every capital thgere, and is sending US taxpayer money overtly and covertly,
he is undermining US security and civil rights of US citizens just to favor moozies and they still want more ?

burrata on May 19, 2012 at 9:48 PM

You forgot to include the fact that he installed a chief at NASA to reach out to the muzzies and make them feel good about themselves.

AZfederalist on May 19, 2012 at 10:05 PM

be careful people…obama is revving up his base…leftist wackos, blacks, etc.

he’ll be back to sweet talking after labor day. the press will be waving the pom-poms in short skirts and carrying him on their shoulders. All the pundits will suddenly remember the Promise of Obama, a New Way…and all the Evil in the world that Obama has had to deal with.

The press will be filled with SOB stories about our sons and daughters losing healthcare rights, the seniors eating cat food. The poor woman in OH who lost her husband because O.care wasn’t there for HER.

don’t forget that the media is hard left…and that Axelrod will do anything

and don’t forget that most people are afraid…and vulnerable

and btw, if you have time…this is a good read

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/05/18/wouldn_t_obama_rather_talk_about_where_he_was_born_than_the_economy

r keller on May 19, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Electrongod:

I’ve gots that saved,priceless,and a hoot to listen,er,watch!:)

canopfor on May 19, 2012 at 10:01 PM

It took me awhile to Google that…

Then I searched for “orgasmic over Obama…”.

This country is spent.

Electrongod on May 19, 2012 at 10:05 PM

I like Jon Lovitz for having the guts in Hollywood to speak up, but he’s wrong about one thing — Michelle & Barack made it all the way to the WH with a victim mentality.

Dark Star on May 19, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Encouraging quotes of the day. So, where is the real Allahpundit and what have you done with him?

AZfederalist on May 19, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Haha, AZfed, I had the exact same reaction.

4Grace on May 19, 2012 at 10:07 PM

And many in the Middle East wonder what became of Obama’s vow, in a landmark 2009 speech at the University of Cairo, to forge a closer relationship with the Muslim world.

He installed moozie bros in every capital thgere, and is sending US taxpayer money overtly and covertly,
he is undermining US security and civil rights of US citizens just to favor moozies and they still want more ?

burrata on May 19, 2012 at 9:48 PM

You totally beat me to it.

WhatSlushfund on May 19, 2012 at 10:10 PM

You can argue about whose fault it is that Washington is even more paralyzed by tribal fighting than before

Why argue ? It is Bush’s fault, say it dum-bass !


in my view, it’s mostly (though not entirely) the GOP’s fault.

Obama wants to burn down the country and the GOP won’t give him the matchbox…Waaahhaaaa :P

For whatever reason, Obama failed to bring the change he promised.

Here is the reason : TEA Party ….and we hate communism , unlike Hussein

That would be forgivable, so long as he was determined to keep trying.

Sure sure he is black, he has to be forgiven, because everyone else is raaaciiiiist !

But he isn’t determined to keep trying.

People with weak morals and convictions are like that , we know.
Add to that the fact he was installed by his handlers with promises of unlimited partying, wining and dining , golfing and vacationing all around the world , why would he try for anything now ,
if he has been getting everything without trying, all his life

His campaign message so far boils down to this: You just can’t work with these people. I tried, they’re not interested, so it’s war. If they want bitter partisan politics, they can have it…

So he wants war with those who we the people elected to save the country ? Good to know what the selfish vindictive liar is planning for us

burrata on May 19, 2012 at 10:14 PM

“We all had high hopes for him,” said Filomena Cunha, an office worker in Lisbon, Portugal, who said she’s struggling to make ends meet. “But then things got bad and there’s not much he can do for us over here.”

No offense but what did the Portuguese expect, American greenbacks raining down from C130′s?

Bishop on May 19, 2012 at 10:15 PM

That has to be the weakest ad I have ever seen.

I mean we all know this is just politics as normal.

Right makes me want to go right out and vote for vomit.

Vote for better? Right?

Vote for Mitt 1% better than Obama.

Steveangell on May 19, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Ugh,thats (More…),not (Moee)!

canopfor on May 19, 2012 at 10:21 PM

…I think he needs another Nobel Peace Prize, so he can make earrings out of them…and you know HE would wear them, every day!

KOOLAID2 on May 19, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Ugh,thats (More…),not (Moee)!

canopfor on May 19, 2012 at 10:21 PM

We knew..:)

What’s that noise…..?

It sounds like the crushing sound of Styrofoam Greek columns..

Electrongod on May 19, 2012 at 10:23 PM

canopfor on May 19, 2012 at 10:01 PM
It took me awhile to Google that…

Then I searched for “orgasmic over Obama…”.

This country is spent.

Electrongod on May 19, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Elctrongod:Lol,Orgasmic searchy!:)

canopfor on May 19, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Obama is about to walk through “the valley of death,” where candidates lose their way and are tested on an arid march. In this familiar story, the campaign that could do no wrong can do no right…

CNN ?

Green eyed Lady on May 19, 2012 at 10:26 PM

David Axelrod: Quick! We need more pictures of Barack on the beach! Get me some ab shots! Oh, put another male in there somewhere to keep the Hollywood crowd happy!

Valerie Jarrett: What about the women, Axe? What about the women!?

David Axelrod: Uh, uh… right, well, uh, put Barack in some frilly pink bloomers! Them women like that stuff.

Valerie Jarrett: Brilliant!

David Axelrod: And, uh, and have Barack eating from a cat food can so that struggling Americans can identify with him. We got to win this thing! We just got to win it!

Valerie Jarrett: We’re going to need a composite gay lover, Axe. We need at least another $15.5 million to have a shot in Florida.

David Axelrod: That’s not going to be a problem, Val. That’s not going to be problem!

David Gregory: Can I be of some use, guys?

Punchenko on May 19, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Obama did not disappoint me. He has performed exactly as I thought.

OldEnglish on May 19, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Yep…I remember watching O give his speech the night he won the election and being wary from that moment on. I hoped I was wrong about him. It stinks that he proved all of us right.

lynncgb on May 19, 2012 at 10:28 PM

So he wants war with those who we the people elected to save the country ? Good to know what the selfish vindictive liar is planning for us

burrata on May 19, 2012 at 10:14 PM

You have no idea what he is planning for us.

I will say this though. This fighting has been 100% to his advantage. He got everything he needed passed in first two years now we are just on cruise control. I mean spending automatically increases and all of his programs get funded even his slush funds.

The GOP has not slowed Obama down even a mile per hour.

Furthermore if Mitt wins Obama knows that Mitt will get a lot more done of what Obama wants done because Mitt will have bi-partisan support (Democratic and a couple of GOP’s). My worst fear is this is all just a continuation of the fairy tale. Mitt Romney is chapter two after Obama chapter one.

We either derail the convention and drop Mitt or the GOP will end up in the dustbin of history like the Wigs.

Steveangell on May 19, 2012 at 10:28 PM

canopfor on May 19, 2012 at 10:21 PM
————————————-

We knew..:)

What’s that noise…..?

It sounds like the crushing sound of Styrofoam Greek columns..

Electrongod on May 19, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Electrongod:Well,on the bright-side of things,mabe after the
(styrofoam) dust,there will be a seeing through,
er,transparency of Team Hopey!:)

(Whats that noise..?)

That giant sucking sound(Ross Perot)of the Hopey
Voters emploding,but me thinks,maybe……
….Buffala SpringField!:)

canopfor on May 19, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Agreed. You know that all of these libs will still vote for Teh Won. But the number of them sending up warning flares toward the White House seems to be increasing.

4Grace on May 19, 2012 at 9:52 PM

But many will not bother to go vote this cycle.

Rio Linda Refugee on May 19, 2012 at 10:30 PM

The GOP has not slowed Obama down even a mile per hour.

Steveangell on May 19, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Steveangell:The GOP,needs a bigger door-stop!(sarc).

canopfor on May 19, 2012 at 10:31 PM

I wonder where the Party Unity My *ss stand this round!!

canopfor on May 19, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Steveangell on May 19, 2012 at 10:21 PM

I would vote for a friggin HAM SANDWICH before Obama, so yes, I will vote for a 1% Romney. Sorry, there will be no brokered convention and no Ron Paul.

Barred on May 19, 2012 at 10:37 PM

“I hope he fails” – Rush

“I hope his kidneys fail (Obama chuckles)” – Some deadbeat

“I guess those shovel ready jobs weren’t so shovel ready (laughter)”

Hopefully…this is all behind us now..

FORWARD

Electrongod on May 19, 2012 at 10:37 PM

“We all had high hopes for him,” said Filomena Cunha, an office worker in Lisbon, Portugal, who said she’s struggling to make ends meet. “But then things got bad and there’s not much he can do for us over here.”

Well, then, Ms. Cunha, if you wish he could do more for you in Portugal, then make him an offer he can’t refuse — recruit him for your presidency. Just remember, though, that hope comes pretty cheaply with him. It’ll lessen your disappointment in the long run. Oh, and you can keep him. We don’t want him back.

PatriotGal2257 on May 19, 2012 at 10:37 PM

But many will not bother to go vote this cycle.

Rio Linda Refugee on May 19, 2012 at 10:30 PM

…think you are right…but they will counter…there will have to be more people rising from the dead then!
The cemetery lists will expand and Acorn, and the Unions, etc. will have to be busy.

KOOLAID2 on May 19, 2012 at 10:39 PM

We either derail the convention and drop Mitt or the GOP will end up in the dustbin of history like the Wigs.

Steveangell on May 19, 2012 at 10:28 PM

No, I think you will find yourself sitting on your sofa in disappointment as Mitt Romney is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. If anyone is going out like the Whigs it will most likely be the Democrats. Their political coalition is made up of groups who have vastly different cultural and economic interest from one another.

Punchenko on May 19, 2012 at 10:39 PM

“We all had high hopes for him,” said Filomena Cunha, an office worker in Lisbon, Portugal, who said she’s struggling to make ends meet. “But then things got bad and there’s not much he can do for us over here.”

Awww…the savior of the world let her and everyone down…
Too bad so sad. Cry me a river.
Should have paid attention to who he really was. Wasn’t hard to figure out.
Hope and Change baby!

bazil9 on May 19, 2012 at 10:41 PM

David Axelrod: And, uh, and have Barack eating from a cat food can so that struggling Americans can identify with him.

Punchenko on May 19, 2012 at 10:27 PM

That was good. You have captured the ridiculousness and dishonesty of their mindset.

Dextrous on May 19, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Bazil9
We still don’t know who he really is…………

angrymike on May 19, 2012 at 10:44 PM

4Grace on May 19, 2012 at 9:52 PM

A couple old school dems in my family said they arent voting. Music to my ears. Hope there are many more.

bazil9 on May 19, 2012 at 10:44 PM

We still don’t know who he really is…………

angrymike on May 19, 2012 at 10:44 PM

But we know WHAT he is. For now, that’s enough.

4Grace on May 19, 2012 at 10:46 PM

angrymike on May 19, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Technically no…but generally yes.
Quite clear to me from day one.

bazil9 on May 19, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Will the mighty orator be taking from the East Room, on his departure, the bright yellow shower curtain bearing Moslem design? It is such an awesome back drop to his weighty, verbal perambulations.

kenny on May 19, 2012 at 10:46 PM

A couple old school dems in my family said they arent voting. Music to my ears. Hope there are many more.

bazil9 on May 19, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Same here. I haven’t convinced them to vote R, but I’ll take it one step at a time. Staying at home is a nice first step. :)

4Grace on May 19, 2012 at 10:47 PM

But we know WHAT he is. For now, that’s enough.

4Grace on May 19, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Quite clear what he is..was then..is now.

bazil9 on May 19, 2012 at 10:48 PM

4Grace on May 19, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Some of mine voted Mc/Plain last go around..others wont ever vote R-but staying home is fine by me.

bazil9 on May 19, 2012 at 10:50 PM

200,000 euro-weenies thonged thru the streets believing in Barry’s puppies and rainbows promises.

And in Berlin of all places. Dolts all of them.

SparkPlug on May 19, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Hi Bazil9 and 4Grace and angrymike and John and Mr. Straights.

SparkPlug on May 19, 2012 at 10:53 PM

That Campbell Brown column is really significant, I think. Let’s see if she gets read out of Washington/New York society over it. If not, it may be the first sign of the preference cascade beginning. Because let’s face it, Obama is who he is, he isn’t going to change how he talks down to any group of people because he thinks he is better than all of us.

rockmom on May 19, 2012 at 10:53 PM

We either derail the convention and drop Mitt or the GOP will end up in the dustbin of history like the Wigs.

Steveangell on May 19, 2012 at 10:28 PM

*facepalm*..

Dire Straits on May 19, 2012 at 10:53 PM

In Europe, where more than 200,000 people thronged a Berlin rally in 2008 to hear Barack Obama speak, there’s disappointment that he hasn’t kept his promise to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, and perceptions that he’s shunting blame for the financial crisis across the Atlantic.

An American politician campaigns and makes political promises to foreigners in a foreign nation. The largest political rally of the 2008 election – to non-Americans. That should have been followed by the Dog-Eater’s immediate ejection from the race and arrest for violating various campaign finance laws and offenses to the essential and foundational concept of American sovereignty.

But, that would require a nation that still has an ounce of self-respect left. Instead, everyone watched this, the idiot McShame (author of his own un-Constitutional campaign finance laws, that he refused to even try to defend in any way) made some stupid comments about “celebrity” and the most insane political race anyone had seen just moved on. Now the Germans are ticked that their politician campaigning to them lied to them.

Okey doke.

Meanwhile, people are acting as if a Dog-Eater who came up with the nonsensical and truly retarded notion of “profit AND earnings ratios” along with promises to “reduce your health insurance premiums by 3000%” actually has anything of value to say about something that involves numbers greater than 20. This would be funny if the damage done weren’t so serious and, to a dangerously large extent, irreparable.

At least, we now have empathy certified as a legitimate main qualification for a judge, in opposition to the foundation of over three millenia of Western jurisprudence. Unprecedented, indeed.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 19, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Plus KOOLAID2.

SparkPlug on May 19, 2012 at 10:56 PM

SparkPlug on May 19, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Hey, Sparky! How are you this evening?

(I’m still laughing at “euro-weenies”)

4Grace on May 19, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Obama did not disappoint me. He has performed exactly as I thought.

OldEnglish on May 19, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Yep…I remember watching O give his speech the night he won the election and being wary from that moment on. I hoped I was wrong about him. It stinks that he proved all of us right.

lynncgb on May 19, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Yep, I was one of those who contributed to the great firearms run that started in November 2009. Shame on me for waiting so long, I’ve always enjoyed target and varmint shooting but had never taken the effort to get a handgun. That situation has been remedied thanks to the election of 2008.

If Jugears wins this time, I’ve told Mrs Federalist we are going to invest in one of those fellow taxpayer subsidized solar panel setups to at least let us be comfortable while the sun is shining.

AZfederalist on May 19, 2012 at 10:58 PM

We either derail the convention and drop Mitt or the GOP will end up in the dustbin of history like the Wigs.

Steveangell on May 19, 2012 at 10:28 PM

People don’t want to buy wigs anymore when the can get hair implants and grow their own like Joe Plugs Biden.

SparkPlug on May 19, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Did the kool-aid run out?

cmsinaz on May 19, 2012 at 11:00 PM

In Europe, where more than 200,000 people thronged a Berlin rally in 2008 to hear Barack Obama speak,

Former STASSI and their children.

kenny on May 19, 2012 at 11:00 PM

That Campbell Brown column is really significant, I think. Let’s see if she gets read out of Washington/New York society over it. If not, it may be the first sign of the preference cascade beginning. Because let’s face it, Obama is who he is, he isn’t going to change how he talks down to any group of people because he thinks he is better than all of us.

rockmom on May 19, 2012 at 10:53 PM

They are most likely confiscating her monogrammed cocktail glass as I write this. Then again, Campbell is married to Dan Senor, so I don’t know how well she stands to begin with in the Beltway-Manhattan clique.

Punchenko on May 19, 2012 at 11:01 PM

200,000 euro-weenies thonged thru the streets believing in Barry’s puppies and rainbows promises.

And in Berlin of all places. Dolts all of them.

SparkPlug on May 19, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Well, at least they were being consistent. That’s the same location large crowds gathered to hear one of last century’s narcissistic demagogues.

AZfederalist on May 19, 2012 at 11:02 PM

“We all had high hopes for him,” said Filomena Cunha, an office worker in Lisbon, Portugal, who said she’s struggling to make ends meet. “But then things got bad and there’s not much he can do for us over here.”

…well Cunha cutie…over here…JugEars is starting to make Portugal… look good! I don’t think his brother wants to leave his hut in Kenya anymore.

KOOLAID2 on May 19, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Electrongod on May 19, 2012 at 9:58 PM

ahhh memories

cmsinaz on May 19, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Today at the farmers’ market (or is that workers united market?) Obama had his people out in full force trying to get people to register to vote. When an elderly cultist approached me with his 2O12 clip board, I was like

“Oh, no, no, no! Not interested!”

Who knows what he thought, but I’m not going to waste my time trying to show the brainless the light.

aryeung on May 19, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Dark Star on May 19, 2012 at 10:07 PM

yepper

cmsinaz on May 19, 2012 at 11:06 PM

ahhh memories

cmsinaz on May 19, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Yep…

Now today…
Obama is gay…and a lair..

Who would of thunk what 4 years would bring..?

Electrongod on May 19, 2012 at 11:06 PM

His oratorical skills are seen not as gifts that elevate him above the elite political class, but tools that enshrine him as its leader.

He just doesn’t really have any oratory skills. I admit that “corpseman” is pretty inventive. Twice for effect. But I would hardly call that a skill. He reads from TOTUS at about the level of a 10th grader.

People confuse a voice with actual oratory skill. Not smart people, but lots of people. A voice is not oratory skill. They are two different animals and the Dog-Eater has served to shine a bright light on those differences.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 19, 2012 at 11:06 PM

DON MELVIN and ROD McGUIRK

Disappointing. You got exactly what you deserved. Ode to Bush. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. No quote needed as I have taken the liberty to correct Bushs quote. Reading this article, I am reminded of yet another cliche’ , “There is a sucker born every minute.” Apparently though many hail from right here at home, there is no shortage in the rest of the world.

Bmore on May 19, 2012 at 11:06 PM

get hair implants and grow their own like Joe Plugs Biden.

SparkPlug on May 19, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Sparky!…did you see Biteme’s rant the other day?…I think he’s been pulling some of those plugs out…by Thanksgiving…he may be bald!

KOOLAID2 on May 19, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Electrongod on May 19, 2012 at 11:06 PM

indeed

did you see where the naacp endorses gay marriage now because of dear leader…

cmsinaz on May 19, 2012 at 11:08 PM

I think I speld somthing wrong on thaat lasst post.

Electrongod on May 19, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Because let’s face it, Obama is who he is, he isn’t going to change how he talks down to any group of people because he thinks he is better than all of us.

rockmom on May 19, 2012 at 10:53 PM

He could change. Personal change is possible for everyone. He could start by not sticking his nose so high up in the air. He could stop making it about him so much, like how he looks, his skin color, Sasha and Malia, Michelle, Beau the dog, his white grandmother, his black father, his funny name. Being the First Black President.

Paul-Cincy on May 19, 2012 at 11:08 PM

did you see where the naacp endorses gay marriage now because of dear leader…

cmsinaz on May 19, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Saw that….

I see division in the near future….

Obama the Great Divider..

Electrongod on May 19, 2012 at 11:09 PM

SparkPlug on May 19, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Hey, spark!

Who is this stevengall, and what does he have against wigs?

John the Libertarian on May 19, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Automatic 45% re-elect number for Obama.

……and now the NAALCP has given him cover and come out of the closet for same-sex marriage.

What next?…….the Communist Black Caucus (CBC) endorsing Out-of-Species marriage?

And think about how the terms “husband” and “wife” will be deemed discriminatory by the radical Homosexual lobby? and how long before any visuals of a man and a woman getting married has to be removed from textbooks, etc (it’s just too offensive).

He is TRANSFORMING America alright.

PappyD61 on May 19, 2012 at 11:09 PM

He is the DOTUS.

God help us survive his presidency.

PappyD61 on May 19, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Did the kool-aid run out?

cmsinaz on May 19, 2012 at 11:00 PM

…nooooooooooo!…but they do have a lock on all the coke dispensers in the school cafeterias!

KOOLAID2 on May 19, 2012 at 11:11 PM

…nooooooooooo!…but they do have a lock on all the coke dispensers in the school cafeterias!

KOOLAID2 on May 19, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Only during the hours that a student would be drinking…
Come on…..man..

Get with the times/

Electrongod on May 19, 2012 at 11:13 PM

canopfor on May 19, 2012 at 10:29 PM

heh

cmsinaz on May 19, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Lets review the Facts of Failure!
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15 Facts That Even Obama’s Biggest Supporters Should Be Able To Admit Are True
May 18 2012
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“Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but they are not entitled to their own facts.” — Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Conservatives and liberals may disagree on reasons, motivations, and excuses for Barack Obama’s performance, but the facts are still facts. There may be many reasons that a pro football coach goes 1-15, but everyone can agree that his record is still 1-15, right? Well, here are some basic facts about how the country is faring with Barack Obama in the White House. Take a look at the numbers, sans commentary, and make your own judgment about whether Barack Obama deserves another term in office.

1) Real median household income is down $4300 since Obama took office.

2) The percentage of unemployed workers who’ve been out of a job for more than a year is over 30%.

3) The country has had the longest streak of +8% unemployment since the Depression under Obama: 39 months and counting.

4) In 2011 under Barack Obama, nearly one out of every seven Americans was on food stamps. That’s a 70 percent increase from 2007.

5) Fifty percent of new college graduates are underemployed or unemployed.

6) U.S. home ownership is at a decade long low. So is the number of Americans who say their home is worth more than they paid for it. Home prices are the lowest they’ve been since 2002.

7) Barack Obama ended NASA’s manned space program.

8) Going into this election cycle, Barack Obama had raised more money from Wall Street than any President in history. He has also raised more money from Wall Street than all of the GOP presidential contenders combined in this election cycle.

9) Under Barack Obama’s leadership, the last time Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats passed a budget was April 9, 2009.

10) Barack Obama’s budget was defeated 414-0 in the House and 99-0 in the Senate.

11) When he was running for President in 2008, Barack Obama pledged not to raise taxes on families making less than 250,000 dollars per year. He broke that promise with the tanning salon tax and with Obamacare, which raises almost 500 billion dollars in new taxes, a significant portion of which would be paid by people making less than 250,000 dollars per year.

12) When Barack Obama took office, gas was $1.95 per gallon. Today gas is $3.72 per gallon.

13) In February of this year, the federal government had a 229 billion dollar deficit. That was the largest deficit in the history of the United States.

14) America lost its AAA credit rating (which it had held since 1917) on Obama’s watch despite the fact that [url=http://rightwingnews.com/barack-obama/another-great-obamachievement-america-loses-its-aaa-rating/]Timothy Geithner publicly said there was “no risk” of that happening[/url].

15) Barack Obama added more to the debt in just 38 months than George Bush did in two full terms as President.
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http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2012/05/18/15_facts_that_even_obamas_biggest_supporters_should_be_able_to_admit_are_true/page/full/

canopfor on May 19, 2012 at 11:13 PM

canopfor on May 19, 2012 at 10:29 PM

heh

cmsinaz on May 19, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Electrongod on May 19, 2012 at 11:09 PM

yepper

cmsinaz on May 19, 2012 at 11:14 PM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 19, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Amen.

4Grace on May 19, 2012 at 11:15 PM

KOOLAID2 on May 19, 2012 at 11:11 PM

:)

cmsinaz on May 19, 2012 at 11:15 PM

canopfor on May 19, 2012 at 10:29 PM
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heh

cmsinaz on May 19, 2012 at 11:13 PM

cmsinaz:Evening CMS:)

canopfor on May 19, 2012 at 11:15 PM

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