Quotes of the day

posted at 10:38 pm on May 21, 2012 by Allahpundit

In Washington, there’s an old cliche: A gaffe is when a politician is accidentally honest.

That’s what happened to Newark (N.J.) Mayor Cory Booker during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. Booker, who is widely regarded as a fast riser in Democratic politics, veered badly off message when he defended Bain Capital — the longtime employer of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney — and described the negative tone of the campaign as “nauseating”…

Watch Booker’s video; it’s obvious he doesn’t like the negativity of the campaign — on both sides — and despite what we can only assume was heavy pressure by the Obama team to fix the glitch, he isn’t willing to entirely walk back his comments.

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Gingrich said Booker “described what I think is a big reality for him as the mayor of Newark, that that free enterprise system has been creating jobs, paying taxes, improving his city.”

Romney’s work at Bain is open for inspection as part of his record, Gingrich said, but Democrats would be wise to stay away from it, lest they be seen as critical of the free market…

“One thing we discovered we could never make clear an attack on a particular case, and Romney’s ability to say no this is about free enterprise” he said. “And the average American looked up and said, ‘it’s about free enterprise.’ And it turned out that particular argument simply doesn’t work.”

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One prominent business official, who asked not to be identified, put it this way: “It’s demonization of capitalism. And that makes a lot of Democrats uncomfortable and Cory Booker’s one of them. … I think that anybody with half a brain knows that the story is far more complicated and in fact Bain and private equity generally have made some positive contributions.”

“You know, they’re known as a very good company,” one Democratic operative said of Bain. “[They] help a lot of businesses around the country. Smart Dems don’t want to be anti-business.”…

The Obama campaign, meanwhile, continued dominating the latest in its string of mini-news cycles with the comments from Booker and then his YouTube walk back of his indictment of the Bain critiques on “Meet the Press.”

One Democratic operative wondered aloud whether “he was sending signals using finger-taps or blinks” as Booker delivered a message he appeared to have been pressured into. Obama insiders denied pushing Booker to apologize.

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“See it’s not a surprise to me because, if people don’t understand it now by paying attention to Cory traveling throughout the country, the people he meets with, people he supports and all the stuff happening in Newark with hedge funds and investors, if they don’t understand he’s completely beholden to them, there’s something wrong with them,” Rice said today. “It should not come as a shock to Obama, who understands [Booker] has these relationships and is going to play both ends to the middle as he always does.”

Referring to the video statement Booker posted for his “social media followers” after the “Meet the Press” appearance in which he reiterated his support for Obama, Rice said, “You can’t have it both ways. You can’t clean up something you truly believe in.”

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A ThinkProgress examination of New Jersey campaign finance records for Booker’s first run for Mayor — back in 2002 — suggests a possible reason for his unease with attacks on Bain Capital and venture capital. They were among his earliest and most generous backers.

Contributions to his 2002 campaign from venture capitalists, investors, and big Wall Street bankers brought him more than $115,000 for his 2002 campaign. Among those contributing to his campaign were John Connaughton ($2,000), Steve Pagliuca ($2,200), Jonathan Lavine ($1,000) — all of Bain Capital. While the forms are not totally clear, it appears the campaign raised less than $800,000 total, making this a significant percentage.

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Baldwin pressed LaBolt. “Hang on, I know Cory Booker is a rising star, he’s a superstar on Twitter. You’re telling me no one within the Obama 2012 campaign in any way reached out to Cory Booker to fix this?”

“He released that video of his own volition,” LaBolt responded. “We did not ask him to do so. We did not, no.”

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The president, speaking to reporters in Chicago at the conclusion of a NATO summit there, said that it’s perfectly fair to pore through Romney’s record at Bain Capital, the private equity firm he had cofounded, since the former Massachusetts governor had made his private sector experience a cornerstone of his campaign.

“This is not a distraction. This is what this campaign is going to be about,” Obama said.

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Via Newsbusters.

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“I’m very upset I’m being used by the GOP this way.”


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One prominent business official, who asked not to be identified, put it this way: “It’s demonization of capitalism. And that makes a lot of Democrats uncomfortable and Cory Booker’s one of them. … I think that anybody with half a brain knows that the story is far more complicated and in fact Bain and private equity generally have made some positive contributions.”

I know it’s hard to believe but NOT ALL `Rats are hardcore communists.

Most of them are though…

wildcat72 on May 21, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Right Scoop‏@trscoop

RT @trscoop: #IStandWithObama cause if I sit down it still hurts a little @corybooker

Seven Percent Solution on May 21, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Corey, how does it look under that big ole bus..?

d1carter on May 21, 2012 at 10:42 PM

You reap what you sow…

sandee on May 21, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Just saw,that booker is upset that the gop is using him

He’s bashing Mitt big time tonight

He can’t back track fast enough

cmsinaz on May 21, 2012 at 10:42 PM

“How dare these damn Republicans do the stuff we do all the time?”

NickDeringer on May 21, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Very upset? For speaking your mind?

It’s a losing attack. Gingrich discovered this first hand.

John the Libertarian on May 21, 2012 at 10:43 PM

One prominent business official, who asked not to be identified, put it this way: “It’s demonization of capitalism. And that makes a lot of Democrats uncomfortable and Cory Booker’s one of them. …

Bull$hit… Democrat’s are Marxist’s, they hate Capitalism, but they aren’t 100 percent stupid either, and they know that the vast majority of American’s don’t believe their Marxist cr@p and won’t willingly knowingly elect a full on Marxist, so they pretend to be uncomfortable demonizing capitalism.

SWalker on May 21, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Tingles is not very happy

Heh

cmsinaz on May 21, 2012 at 10:44 PM

He’s bashing Mitt big time tonight

cmsinaz on May 21, 2012 at 10:42 PM

How can that be, when I saw that ad with Chris Christie, Mitt was asking Booker to be his VP??!?

John the Libertarian on May 21, 2012 at 10:45 PM

The president, speaking to reporters in Chicago at the conclusion of a NATO summit there, said that it’s perfectly fair to pore through Romney’s record at Bain Capital, the private equity firm he had cofounded,

Solyndra…..

Oh…what’s that pouring sound…

Tax money being flushed…

And Obama said he would do it again….

Private…Public…
You be the judge..

Electrongod on May 21, 2012 at 10:45 PM

So Obama is going to run on anti-capitalism,class envy and gay marriage? Good plan…s/

sandee on May 21, 2012 at 10:45 PM

The standard left-wing criticism of business and capitalism is that they are founded on “greed.”

It is hard for them to finesse some other kind of argument against capitalism using more subtle language.

Result: No punches landed against Romney or the GOP. Booker comes out ahead.

Dextrous on May 21, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Only Marxist blacks send thrills up his leg.

50sGuy on May 21, 2012 at 10:46 PM

As the NYT pointed out if Bain was as the left wants us to think why would anyone do business with them? Just pure silliness.

CW on May 21, 2012 at 10:46 PM

“One thing we discovered we could never make clear an attack on a particular case, and Romney’s ability to say no this is about free enterprise” he said. “And the average American looked up and said, ‘it’s about free enterprise.’ And it turned out that particular argument simply doesn’t work.”

Had you refrained from using that line of attack in the first place, you might still be in the race Newt.

Tim Zank on May 21, 2012 at 10:46 PM

In Nov, Tingles could have a complete emotional breakdown on air…I can’t wait.

d1carter on May 21, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Cory Booker’s thought process: “I rushed into a burning building and saved someone’s life, putting my own life in serious jeopardy. I’ll be damned if I’m going to go out there and flat out lie about capitalism just to help Obama. I have my integrity, my honor, my dignity at stake here. I’ll tell the truth for Obama, but I won’t lie for him”.

Paul-Cincy on May 21, 2012 at 10:46 PM

“One thing we discovered we could never make clear an attack on a particular case, and Romney’s ability to say no this is about free enterprise” he said. “And the average American looked up and said, ‘it’s about free enterprise.’ And it turned out that particular argument simply doesn’t work.”

Just think about that and how stupid Gingrich is. He was attacking capitalism in a Republican primary where his audience wasn’t “the average American” but was instead one half, one side of the free enterprise vs socialism dichotomy.

Buddahpundit on May 21, 2012 at 10:47 PM

+1 EG

Mitt needs to go after all the bankruptcies in green energy that dear leader funded

His own private equity fund

cmsinaz on May 21, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Obama is a distraction for a country interested more in thriving than being led by Obama.

NoDonkey on May 21, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Only Marxist blacks send thrills up his leg.

50sGuy on May 21, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Booker is a marxist.

He is not a moderate. That’s just media BS.

I’m sure you probably thought Obama was a “moderate” at the 2004 DNC.

Booker will do whatever Obama tells him.

tetriskid on May 21, 2012 at 10:48 PM

John

Heh

:)

cmsinaz on May 21, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Time for another Jeopardy! appearance…

Lanceman on May 21, 2012 at 10:49 PM

The demonization of Romney and ‘Corporations’ is backfiring. This is what happens when you exist in an echo chamber of yes-men that are out of touch with the electorate.

Obama had to go this route, though because he has nothing else. His record on the economy is horrendous.

Corporal Tunnel on May 21, 2012 at 10:49 PM

A lot of unions have investments thru bain

They should be nudging dear leader to shut his trap

cmsinaz on May 21, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Booker delivered a message he appeared to have been pressured into. Obama insiders denied pushing Booker to apologize…LaBolt responded. “We did not ask him to do so. We did not, no.”

…snort…chortle…snort!…YOU LIE…!!!

KOOLAID2 on May 21, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Just think about that and how stupid Gingrich is. He was attacking capitalism in a Republican primary where his audience wasn’t “the average American” but was instead one half, one side of the free enterprise vs socialism dichotomy.

Buddahpundit on May 21, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Yes, you have pinpointed why Gingrich was and is a loser. He could muster some good arguments on the campaign trail, and display a few moments of verbal mastery. But he revealed that it was all built on sand when his attacks on Romney were so off-base.

Dextrous on May 21, 2012 at 10:52 PM

I know it’s hard to believe but NOT ALL `Rats are hardcore communists.

Most of them are though…

wildcat72 on May 21, 2012 at 10:41 PM

True …

… but I have yet to come across a liberal who is not a commited socialist, at a minimum

PolAgnostic on May 21, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Cory Booker has officially been thrown under the bus. That Bashir guy is substituting for Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC and the first 1/2 of the show was Cory Booker as overrated stooge, a dunce, empty suit. He is being punished. Of course it was a panel exclusively of liberal hacks promising he won’t be “used again”.

Marcus on May 21, 2012 at 10:53 PM

it’s perfectly fair to pore through Romney’s record at Bain Capital, the private equity firm he had cofounded, since the former Massachusetts governor had made his private sector experience a cornerstone of his campaign.

And Dear Leader, we will pore thru your record the past 3.5 yrs and make it a cornerstone of OUR campaign…..

hillsoftx on May 21, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Time for another Jeopardy! appearance…

Lanceman on May 21, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Obama..this time..

“I will take Marxist history for $1000….
ah…ummmmm…
Alex….what can I do with only $1000?”

Electrongod on May 21, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Bookered

Schadenfreude on May 21, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Referring to Booker:

I have my integrity, my honor, my dignity at stake here. I’ll tell the truth for Obama, but I won’t lie for him”.

Paul-Cincy on May 21, 2012 at 10:46 PM

It might look that way now. But you should know better than to ever attribute honor, dignity, or integrity to a Democrat politician.

Dextrous on May 21, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Racist Slur by Dem talking Head

I liked the Dem talking head who snidely remarked the the GOP is desperate if they were using the Mayor of Newark, New Jersey as a critic of the President.

IlikedAUH2O on May 21, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Russian thugs are indignant.

Schadenfreude on May 21, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Booker is a marxist.

He is not a moderate. That’s just media BS.

I’m sure you probably thought Obama was a “moderate” at the 2004 DNC.

Booker will do whatever Obama tells him.

tetriskid on May 21, 2012 at 10:48 PM

I didn’t know that about Booker, but I certainly did about Zero.
Thanks for the info. :)

50sGuy on May 21, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Tingles is not very happy

Heh

cmsinaz on May 21, 2012 at 10:44 PM

.
Time for another Jeopardy! appearance…

Lanceman on May 21, 2012 at 10:49 PM

.
Do you think he can redeem himself?

listens2glenn on May 21, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Obama had to go this route, though because he has nothing else. His record on the economy is horrendous.

Corporal Tunnel on May 21, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Not only is his record horrendous, you can bet your assets he has his law firm trying to find a way to have his record as POTUS sealed just like all of his other records.

SWalker on May 21, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Cory Booker has officially been thrown under the bus…

Marcus on May 21, 2012 at 10:53 PM

This is what happens to a black man when he steps off the Democrat plantation.

Corporal Tunnel on May 21, 2012 at 10:57 PM

LaBolt responded. “We did not ask him to do so. We did not, no.”

…snort…chortle…snort!…YOU LIE…!!!

KOOLAID2 on May 21, 2012 at 10:52 PM

I did not have sex with that woman:-)

bluefox on May 21, 2012 at 10:57 PM

despite what we can only assume was heavy pressure by the Obama team to fix the glitch, he isn’t willing to entirely walk back his comments.

Booker is going to find himself in the basement clinging to his red Swingline stapler if he doesn’t watch it./

ted c on May 21, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Smart Dems don’t want to

Smart Dems ?
Bawwhhhhahahhahahahhhaaa…

burrata on May 21, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Wow! She let him take over her whole show. I’ve never seen her let a guest go on, and on, and on without interruption like that.

Tomolena1 on May 21, 2012 at 10:58 PM

…poor Tinkles…Booker caused his twinkie to fall off!

KOOLAID2 on May 21, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Chris Matthews is such a fool.

Schadenfreude on May 21, 2012 at 10:58 PM

But you should know better than to ever attribute honor, dignity, or integrity to a Democrat politician.

Dextrous on May 21, 2012 at 10:55 PM

He went into a burning building, defying his security detail, burned himself, suffered smoke inhalation and could have died in carrying someone out of the building. That tells me he’s got some concern beyond his own self-interest.

Paul-Cincy on May 21, 2012 at 10:59 PM

How bout that, capitalism is back.

We were capitalist before capitalism was cool, again.

Even FDR got that clue, when it was his skin that was on the line.

Speakup on May 21, 2012 at 10:59 PM

It’s not about Bain.

Obama is a bane, on the land and the world.

Schadenfreude on May 21, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Bull$hit… Democrat’s are Marxist’s, they hate Capitalism, but they aren’t 100 percent stupid either, and they know that the vast majority of American’s don’t believe their Marxist cr@p and won’t willingly knowingly elect a full on Marxist, so they pretend to be uncomfortable demonizing capitalism.

SWalker on May 21, 2012 at 10:43 PM

But every chance they get they will undermine it. All the so called “moderate” voices across the US decry how far the GOP has went to the right (I wish), yet no see problems with Pol Pot lite.

arnold ziffel on May 21, 2012 at 11:02 PM

…so when is Chris Christie going to WEIGH IN on this?

KOOLAID2 on May 21, 2012 at 11:02 PM

I know it’s hard to believe but NOT ALL `Rats are hardcore communists.

Most of them are though…

wildcat72 on May 21, 2012 at 10:41 PM

True …

… but I have yet to come across a liberal who is not a commited socialist, at a minimum

PolAgnostic on May 21, 2012 at 10:53 PM

According to no less than Friedrich Engels, the term Socialism was invented specifically so that individuals in Briton and Northern Europe would accept Marxism, which Marx and Engels both knew would never happen if the British and Northern European populations knew that Socialism was really Marxism.

SWalker on May 21, 2012 at 11:02 PM

“I’m very upset I’m being used by the GOP this way.”

harumph! Well that’s a fine how do you do, after the way conservatives on Twitter supported you yesterday in wake of the disgusting attacks you got from the oh so tolerant party.

btw, Harold Ford did not escape their wrath either.

Flora Duh on May 21, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Cory, understand that modern liberalism is a sinking ship. It’s a turn of the 20th century idea that doesn’t fit in the 21st century.

Join us

cpaulus on May 21, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Corey Booker should be Romney’s VP nominee. The Dems are stupid if they try to throw this hottie under the bus.

southernms on May 21, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Booker, you’ve been decojonified in front of a nation and a world, you weasel.

Eunuchs rejoice! There are hardly any real men left.

May you never grow up to be anything further in life. You don’t deserve much. Weasels are proud of you now.

A sissy like Obama put you into the category of average men.

Too bad you didn’t stand by your integrity.

Schadenfreude on May 21, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Harold Ford has bigger ones than you Booker, you weasely eunuch.

Schadenfreude on May 21, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Listens, highly doubtful

Tingles and the rest of msdnc are do far into the abyss, it should ne fun to watch in Nov

cmsinaz on May 21, 2012 at 11:05 PM

…so when is Chris Christie going to WEIGH IN on this?

KOOLAID2 on May 21, 2012 at 11:02 PM

NASA is scheduled to transport the obsolete rocket booster scales any time now…

Electrongod on May 21, 2012 at 11:05 PM

It might look that way now. But you should know better than to ever attribute honor, dignity, or integrity to a Democrat politician.

Dextrous on May 21, 2012 at 10:55 PM

And sadly to most Republicans as well. They all think use and abuse is a fine art.

arnold ziffel on May 21, 2012 at 11:06 PM

“I’m very upset I’m being used by the GOP this way.”

YOU should be upset that you, a highly intelligent free man, allowed the world’s biggest Eunuch and Liar to cut yer package off, in front of an entire world.

Shame on you, eternal shame!

Schadenfreude on May 21, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Bull$hit… Democrat’s are Marxist’s, they hate Capitalism, but they aren’t 100 percent stupid either, and they know that the vast majority of American’s don’t believe their Marxist cr@p and won’t willingly knowingly elect a full on Marxist, so they pretend to be uncomfortable demonizing capitalism.

SWalker on May 21, 2012 at 10:43 PM

But every chance they get they will undermine it. All the so called “moderate” voices across the US decry how far the GOP has went to the right (I wish), yet no see problems with Pol Pot lite.

arnold ziffel on May 21, 2012 at 11:02 PM

When you have driven across the dividing line, off the road, off the shoulder, crashed through the ditch and are out in the middle of someone’s yard, then even the ditch looks like it is way off to the right. The actual middle of the road look’s like far right extremism and the actual right hand lane looks like terrorist territory.

SWalker on May 21, 2012 at 11:08 PM

And sadly to most Republicans as well. They all think use and abuse is a fine art.

arnold ziffel on May 21, 2012 at 11:06 PM

You said it Arnold, and thank you!

Schadenfreude on May 21, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Too bad you didn’t stand by your integrity.

Schadenfreude on May 21, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Do you know how admired he would be as a man with character even if you usually disagree? I know you do Schad, I just meant that it would be nice to have pols be decent fellows where we just happen to disagree on methods or outcome.

arnold ziffel on May 21, 2012 at 11:09 PM

+1 schadenfreude @ 11:07

cmsinaz on May 21, 2012 at 11:10 PM

It’s not about Bain.

Obama is a bane, on the land and the world.

Schadenfreude on May 21, 2012 at 11:00 PM


Obama is so Bain Vain.

Electrongod on May 21, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Sarah Palin was on Hannity tonight. She displayed more steel than Obama, Romney, Booker, Boehner, and about 100 more men of today, put together.

p.s. I don’t even care for her any more, but she’s changing my mind. It’s easy in the environment of late. The two parties have gone bonkers and both are lead by worthless rats.

Schadenfreude on May 21, 2012 at 11:11 PM

no doubt the Rs were watching barry as he shared his vision of what HIS job is.

taking care of people, making sure they get their fair shot, make sure people get the right kind of training, make sure that communities get a cluster (of something) goin

this is straight national planning. The issue isn’t that Solyndra lost money…after all Bain had companies go belly up too.

the issue is that 1. it is taxpayers money that barry is gambling with 2. that as the last 100 years have shown, pragmatically, that state run capitalism/socialism and communism don’t work.

And, most importantly, that this country is great because of Liberty, freedom…and relatedly free market capitalism. barry’s road is, as someone very famous said, the road to serfdom

think you can do that guys?

r keller on May 21, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Mitt Romney’s ad that shows other Democrat leaders basically saying the same things Booker said only more subtly is a great response to this line of attack by the Obama campaign. Mitt Romney and the GOP are finally making the Democrats choke on their words. If the Dems lose the narrative of Romney and Bain that they are unsuccessfully selling, Obama loses his entire reelection strategy.

Corporal Tunnel on May 21, 2012 at 11:13 PM

arnold ziffel on May 21, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Yes, yes, yes. I admire even a commie, whom I dispise for his/her philosophy, if s/he shows convictions.

I may disagree with them entirely, but I’ll know and they’ll know who they are.

What a disgusting world and land it has become.

This episode is more sad than is possible to comprehend.

Booker can now take his 3 degrees and hang them in the leftie weasely latrine…full of rats in the same stench. Too sad, too bad…he s/b bitter for being beaten by a noone to the first black presidency. His moment has now passed. He will never be great again. Obama will have ruined so many and so much in his wake.

Schadenfreude on May 21, 2012 at 11:15 PM

dispise = despise (contempt, beyond words)

Schadenfreude on May 21, 2012 at 11:15 PM

I know it’s hard to believe but NOT ALL `Rats are hardcore communists.

Most of them are though…

wildcat72 on May 21, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Some may complain a little, but Demonrats stick together. You can’t separate them with a crowbar.

Gladtobehere on May 21, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Obama loses his entire reelection strategy.

Corporal Tunnel on May 21, 2012 at 11:13 PM

BWAHAHAHAH… And no way Obama can have his record as POTUS sealed like he did with all of his other records.

SWalker on May 21, 2012 at 11:16 PM

+1 schadenfreude @ 11:07
cmsinaz on May 21, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Second that.

Cleombrotus on May 21, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Booker excoriates Obama.

Obama pressures Booker to change his tune.

Simultaneous Racism. My Gawd!

Bishop on May 21, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Booker needs a Baindaid for that.

faraway on May 21, 2012 at 11:17 PM

I predict that if Booker gets beat up for much longer, Christie will stand with him in a demonstration of how NJ politicians can do what DC politicians can’t do – be decent to each other. He’ll spin it by saying that they are trying to pick on NJ because his policies are working and those policies benefit cities like Newark. Then Booker will confirm that his city is doing better since the big guy took office.

I was raised in NJ and I can tell you that most of the politicians there are pretty shrewd. The place is crooked but rarely does anyone get caught like Cold Cash Jefferson or Marion Barry did.

platypus on May 21, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Cory Booker talks way too much. I had to stop the clip because his voice and verbosity were so annoying. Please don’t let him be president in eight years or I might have to move to Signapore.

cd98 on May 21, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Dude when ALL IN on mea culpa on Maddow today.

libfreeordie on May 21, 2012 at 11:20 PM

both sides do it, and it is nauseating every time. Noone has the moral ground on this.

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on May 21, 2012 at 11:20 PM

southernms on May 21, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Grow up, please. And he’s proven to be an utterly spineless lickspittle liberal lapdog in roughly 24 hours – VP, no thanks.

Midas on May 21, 2012 at 11:21 PM

both sides do it, and it is nauseating every time. Noone has the moral ground on this.

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on May 21, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Sounds like you are caught in the middle…

Electrongod on May 21, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Sarah Palin was on Hannity tonight. She displayed more steel than Obama, Romney, Booker, Boehner, and about 100 more men of today, put together.

p.s. I don’t even care for her any more, but she’s changing my mind. It’s easy in the environment of late. The two parties have gone bonkers and both are lead by worthless rats.

Schadenfreude on May 21, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Kewl. You are correct Master. Glad she is changing your mind. Grasshopper always knew she was the real deal.

SparkPlug on May 21, 2012 at 11:23 PM

The business of America is Buisness

Conservative4ev on May 21, 2012 at 11:24 PM

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Punchenko on May 21, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Bull$hit… Democrat’s are Marxist’s, they hate Capitalism, but they aren’t 100 percent stupid either, and they know that the vast majority of American’s don’t believe their Marxist cr@p and won’t willingly knowingly elect a full on Marxist, so they pretend to be uncomfortable demonizing capitalism.

SWalker on May 21, 2012 at 10:43 PM

I was going to say something to the effect that if there was just one millimeter’s shred of honesty in any Dem, they would maybe reluctantly agree with Cory Booker. But the more I thought about it, the more I agree with your statement above, and in that case, we should ship the lot of them to Cuba. Any leftovers can go to North Korea.

PatriotGal2257 on May 21, 2012 at 11:28 PM

+1 schadenfreude @ 11:07
cmsinaz on May 21, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Second that.

Cleombrotus on May 21, 2012 at 11:16 PM

…and said it in a way where the trolls, are checking their packages!

KOOLAID2 on May 21, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Maybe I’m over-reading this but a lot of Obama’s tactics seem to be backfiring. From Seamus the roof-riding dog to the “war on women” and gay marriage and now Cory Booker punctures his main attack against Romney. Romney doesn’t have to do anything but sit back and watch the Dems implode. Of course, it doesn’t help that Obama can’t defend his record, has no agenda for a second term and is a cynical opportunist who can only attack his opponent and deploy distractions. It also doesn’t help that Romney has no real obvious vulnerabilities and is widely regarded as moderate and competent. If Obama doesn’t have a plan B beyond Bain capital that Dems can actually support he is in big trouble.

breffnian on May 21, 2012 at 11:30 PM

I think that anybody with half a brain knows that the story is far more complicated and in fact Bain and private equity generally have made some positive contributions.”

It’s not overly complicated that someone who knows how to read or listen couldn’t figure the basics out.

It costs money to start a business. It costs money to hire people, buy equipment, etc. Where does that money come from?

Liberals believe in magical trees planted by unicorns (or the government), but most thinking people know it’s investment and people willing to take risks.

It only makes sense (but not to liberals) that people willing to take risks should be rewarded for those risks.

I’ve always had lots of fun talking to people who think businesses making money are greedy. Usually ask them whether they have a pension plan or retirement investments/plans. Then I ask them where that money is being put in order to increase their retirement funds. That’s when the light starts to come on and they started getting a little frustrated.

It’s like asking someone on a rant about big pharma what meds they take and aren’t they happy that a drug company was willing to risk a billion dollars paying people to research and develop that drug and isn’t it nice that they can get the opportunity to make that money back so they can try to make new drugs.

Good times!

kim roy on May 21, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Opps, I must have hit something and posted “N” before finishing my sentence.

What I was going to say is that Newt pretty much inoculated Romney against the Bain attack with the King of Bain spots.

Punchenko on May 21, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Schadenfreude on May 21, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Kewl. You are correct Master. Glad she is changing your mind. Grasshopper always knew she was the real deal.

SparkPlug on May 21, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Just read on C4P and Rightscoop that Sarah is doing robo calls for Ted Cruz in Texas.

Read on the Washington Post that Dewhurst spent 8mil of his own money in this Senate race. That was strange.

Go Cruz and Go Sarah!!!

bluefox on May 21, 2012 at 11:32 PM

“Smart Dems don’t want to be anti-business.”

Sorry, Smart Dems are a few fiscal years late on this epiphany.

minnesoter on May 21, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Hey, look, it’s the Jeopardy Genius!

cane_loader on May 21, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Bookered™

Schadenfreude on May 21, 2012 at 10:54 PM

; )

Bmore on May 21, 2012 at 11:33 PM

The president, speaking to reporters in Chicago at the conclusion of a NATO summit there, said that it’s perfectly fair to pore through Romney’s record at Bain Capital, the private equity firm he had cofounded, since the former Massachusetts governor had made his private sector experience a cornerstone of his campaign.

“This is not a distraction. This is what this campaign is going to be about,” Obama said.

Talk about doubling down on stupid.

“You know, they’re known as a very good company,” one Democratic operative said of Bain. “[They] help a lot of businesses around the country. Smart Dems don’t want to be anti-business.”…

QED: Obama is not a “smart Dem”.

smellthecoffee on May 21, 2012 at 11:34 PM

District Court!

Francis!

Sexual harassment!

Know-it-all!

cane_loader on May 21, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Bookered™

Schadenfreude on May 21, 2012 at 10:54 PM

; )

Bmore on May 21, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Obama is adding more words to the dictionary than Sarah Palin, first their was Seamused then Fluked, now Bookered…

SWalker on May 21, 2012 at 11:37 PM

I think that anybody with half a brain knows that the story is far more complicated and in fact Bain and private equity generally have made some positive contributions.”

1/2 a brain? Well that leaves our Socialist-in-Chief out.

GarandFan on May 21, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Suffused with single malt, reeling and half incoherent, the only salient comment I can offer with absolutely the minutest vestige of my sentient being anchored in reality is about the second clip Allah posted:

Yes, Matthews does slobber. He is a slavering, juvenile, puerile, spittle-flecked hemorrhoid.

The War Planner on May 21, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Obama is adding more words to the dictionary than Sarah Palin, first their was Seamused then Fluked, now Bookered…

SWalker on May 21, 2012 at 11:37 PM

..she has a certain home-spun charm, don’t she? Even though she does wear K-Mart pantyhose.

(Disclaimer: It’s not a dig on Sarah, whom I adore and revere, but rather a tremendously tardy zinger directed at the McLame campaign who b|tched about the cost of her wardrobe.)

The War Planner on May 21, 2012 at 11:45 PM

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