Rendell: Hey, can you believe these Bain attacks from Obama?

posted at 9:21 am on May 22, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Ed Rendell joins Harold Ford and Cory Booker as critics within Barack Obama’s own party of his electoral strategy of demonizing private equity.  In a BuzzFeed article that focuses on the larger disconnect between Obama and Democratic Party institutions, Zeke Miller gets the former Democratic governor of Pennsylvania — a state critical to Obama’s re-election hopes — on the record as decidedly uncomfortable with the tone of Team Obama’s attacks on Bain Capital:

Rendell joined the chorus of criticism of Obama’s attacks on finance, whose leaders have written checks to many members of both parties.

“I think they’re very disappointing,” Rendell said of the ads attacking Bain. “I think Bain is fair game, because Romney has made it fair game. But I think how you examine it, the tone, what you say, is important as well.”

As for Booker, “I admire him,” Rendell said. “People in politics should tell the truth. He could have qualified it better, he could have framed it better, but if you’re in this business, none of us like negative ads.”

If Democrats don’t seem to be into Obama these days, it’s perhaps because Obama has never really been into them.  One consultant that Miller interviewed says that the problem started from the beginning with Obama:

“He’s not as engaged in building Democratic institutions in different states,” the consultant said. “If you think about how he came to beat Hillary and become president, he did not go through typical Democratic institutions — he ceded that to Hillary. Eventually some started to come his way. I don’t know if there’s as much of a reliance on building these operations state by state.”

Obama didn’t help matters as President, either.  First he forced the ObamaCare issue onto the Democratic Congress, insisting that passage would guarantee their re-election.  Instead, House Democrats lost more seats in a midterm than any time since 1938, and nearly lost control of the Senate as well.  This year, Obama continued with his arms-length approach by refusing to share his campaign fundraising with his party’s efforts in the House and Senate.  Small wonder that the party feels a little disaffected from its putative leader.

Also at Buzzfeed, Rosie Gray reports that another small but perhaps key constituency has also distanced itself from the Obama bandwagon, especially on free-market issues:

But as President Barack Obama struggles to keep his party united around him, few figures have proven more troublesome than that cadre of black leaders, each of whom was seen at some point as a candidate for the post which only Obama will ever hold: First Black President.

Davis, 44, a fellow Harvard Law School graduate, was among the first members of Congress to endorse Obama in 2007; a campaign joke labeled him the “Second Black President.”

Now he’s out of politics after an unsuccessful run for Governor of Alabama, and writing for the conservative National Review. Harold Ford, another leading light of his generation of black leaders, this week re-emerged as a spokesman for the finance industry that employs him. And Booker, 42, a Rhodes scholar who has remained closest to Obama and to his party, had to be pushed firmly back into line by the White House after saying the Obama campaign’s attacks on Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital were “nauseating” and made him “very uncomfortable.”

The men have, for reasons of politics and personality, found themselves largely to the right of the president and well outside his inner circle.

It seems that while the unity issues in the GOP may have been overstated, we’re just discovering the unity issues among Democrats.

Update: The latest Democrat to back Booker is … Van Jones?


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Bishop!

Lourdes on May 22, 2012 at 9:24 AM

I’m getting pretty tired of having all these racist rightwing lunatics attacking our esteemed first gay president.

Bishop on May 22, 2012 at 9:25 AM

-_-

Bishop on May 22, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Brutal.

forest on May 22, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Capitalism is as good as it ever was..

Electrongod on May 22, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Libtards to spin POTUS as “anti-establishment” candidate in 3… 2… 1…

Go RBNY on May 22, 2012 at 9:27 AM

The least insane of the Democrats foresee a November blow-out.

Marcus on May 22, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Obama didn’t help matters as President, either.

when you are obsolete, what is the point of staying around?

upinak on May 22, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Aside from that ^^ (pschewwww, made it)…

Rendell was the stooge who appeared on FOX many a time selling Obamacare and sounding quite unbelievable every time he did.

This is starting to sound like the necessary sway for Obama’s swag. Or, another gimmick by the Democrats to go one way so Zero can go another.

Also, it leaves a stringing bunch of Democrats to sound stupid when talking, or trying to talk, about Capitalism while Obama, who always sounds ridiculous when trying to talk if not hiss about Capitalism, can then go wandering around issues that are anything but Capitalism and thus, save himself from further embarrassment. Or so an Axelrod foil plan may go…

Lourdes on May 22, 2012 at 9:28 AM

I’m getting pretty tired of having all these racist rightwing lunatics attacking our esteemed first gay president.

Bishop on May 22, 2012 at 9:25 AM

They need to be arrested. Send up a few drones to find them.

CurtZHP on May 22, 2012 at 9:28 AM

What’s funny is that this is probably all Obama has so he can’t give it up, but the more he uses it, the more people get tired of the attack on capitalism.

I have a feeling things are about to get good.

MobileVideoEngineer on May 22, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Dear Dems……He’s just not that into you! (unless you’re a Marxist too!)

search4truth on May 22, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Dear Dems……He’s just not that into you! (unless you’re a Marxist too!)

search4truth on May 22, 2012 at 9:30 AM

or gay.

upinak on May 22, 2012 at 9:31 AM

I’d encourage all Democrats to “talk about Capitalism” because they all sound remarkably idiotic when they do, what with their indoctrinated ideas and followers, too, steeped in Socialism. So, go ahead, complain, talk, encourage Barack to do so, too — he sounds remarkably foolish when he mumbles, bumbles and yabbers on about ideas he knows so little about as to be without a clue. Since he loathes Capitalism, it can only help us on the Right when he tries to sound like he knows what he’s talking about because he clearly does not.

Lourdes on May 22, 2012 at 9:32 AM

It’s all about the O
Nevermind you little dem peons

cmsinaz on May 22, 2012 at 9:32 AM

My own sense is that some of these RATS want off the sinking ship.

matthew8787 on May 22, 2012 at 9:32 AM

They need to be arrested. Send up a few drones to find them.

CurtZHP on May 22, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Captain Peace Prize wouldn’t send up drones to like, kill people, now would he?????

search4truth on May 22, 2012 at 9:33 AM

I’m getting pretty tired of having all these racist rightwing lunatics attacking our esteemed first gay president.

Bishop on May 22, 2012 at 9:25 AM

I’m not.

I’m looking forward to the dam breaking.

cozmo on May 22, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Obama yesterday: “This is what this campaign is going to be about.”

Translation: I have nothing to run on.

matthew8787 on May 22, 2012 at 9:34 AM

I’m getting pretty tired of having all these racist rightwing lunatics attacking our esteemed first gay president.

Bishop on May 22, 2012 at 9:25 AM

They need to be arrested. Send up a few drones to find them.

CurtZHP on May 22, 2012 at 9:28 AM

They could certainly stand to cut back on their fat calories, wear more contrasting neon colors and go sleeveless.

Lourdes on May 22, 2012 at 9:34 AM

What’s funny is that this is probably all Obama has so he can’t give it up

MobileVideoEngineer on May 22, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Don’t forget poor Seamus.

Get your “Justice for Seamus” hoody at Obama dot com.

Go RBNY on May 22, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Popcorn at the ready

cmsinaz on May 22, 2012 at 9:34 AM

I’m getting pretty tired of having all these racist rightwing lunatics attacking our esteemed first gay president.

Bishop on May 22, 2012 at 9:25 AM

They need to be arrested. Send up a few drones to find them.

CurtZHP on May 22, 2012 at 9:28 AM

They could certainly stand to cut back on their fat calories, wear more contrasting neon colors and go sleeveless.

Lourdes on May 22, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Forgot: close sarc/ tag. ^^

Lourdes on May 22, 2012 at 9:35 AM

More evidence (as if we needed more) of his virulent narcissism. Since he is “the One”, he doesn’t need Democrat allies. Puny humans. Now I understand that when he said “we are the ones we’ve been waiting for” he was actually saying “I am that I am”.

swinia sutki on May 22, 2012 at 9:35 AM

I have an anti-drone loin girder, so bring it on.

As for the rats, they’re beginning to distance themselves from TFGP because they’re politicians, and in the end a politician will always protect their own ass first. None of them want to be tied to a loser who will go down in history as worse than Carter.

Bishop on May 22, 2012 at 9:37 AM

tea Party hero Newt Gingrich also made these attacks. Does that mean O is now a Tea Party member?

Notorious GOP on May 22, 2012 at 9:37 AM

*I’ve got it!*

Democrats send out into media a gang-of-reprimanders-about-Capitalism so Obama can swoop in and be all “presidential” in reprimanding the reprimander-gang. You know, make a splash.

Lourdes on May 22, 2012 at 9:37 AM

More evidence (as if we needed more) of his virulent narcissism. Since he is “the One”, he doesn’t need Democrat allies. Puny humans. Now I understand that when he said “we are the ones we’ve been waiting for” he was actually saying “I am that I am”.

swinia sutki on May 22, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Or, maybe Obama’s lining up the dozen or so to be sacrificed on his pillar of Socialism. The mother-in-law may have a cauldron planned.

Lourdes on May 22, 2012 at 9:39 AM

As for Booker, “I admire him,” Rendell said. “People in politics should tell the truth. He could have qualified it better, he could have framed it better, but if you’re in this business, none of us like negative ads.”

Van Jones @VanJones68

An urban mayor who nearly DIED saving neighbor from a fire, has earned right 2 demand integrity & courage from other leaders. @corybooker

Flora Duh on May 22, 2012 at 9:40 AM

What’s funny is that this is probably all Obama has so he can’t give it up, but the more he uses it, the more people get tired of the attack on capitalism.

I have a feeling things are about to get good.

MobileVideoEngineer on May 22, 2012 at 9:28 AM

What’s funny is the spin Obama is trying to put on Romney’s experience at Bain now that the argument is imploding. Obama seems to be saying that Bain didn’t give Romney “the right kind” of business experience.

If I were Romney’s campaign, I’d scouring every inch of Obama’s economic record for the past 25 years to show Americans that Obama doesn’t have a free-market bone in his body. Heck, I still laugh at Obama’s tax returns. He and his wife didn’t have any Schedule B (interest or dividends) or Schedule D (capital gain) income until about 2004–not even an interest-bearing checking account.

Romney should deride Obama for his clueless community-organizing roots. What qualified (and even now qualifies) Obama as some economic guru? For crying out loud, the kids running lemonade stands and handing paper routes around the country have more business savvy than Obama, and Romney should say so. In truth, because of the community-organizing background, Obama is little more than a cleaned-up verson of Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton.

I realize that Romney has to overstepping into any racial minefields, but he should be highlighting Obama’s clueless economic background and tie it to his idiotic and ideologically driven performance in the White House.

BuckeyeSam on May 22, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Hey can you believe how much all the other GOP candidates shat upon Bain just a few weeks ago?

And now they love Bain?

Hilarious flip flopping.

Dave Rywall on May 22, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Seems the very few Democrats with an IQ above room temperature are all ready circling the wagons, looking for the pieces to pick up.

MNHawk on May 22, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Julia used to work at Staples in 2002 while competing as figure skater during the Winter Olympics.

Electrongod on May 22, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Hey can you believe how much all the other GOP candidates shat upon Bain just a few weeks ago?

And now they love Bain?

Hilarious flip flopping.

Dave Rywall on May 22, 2012 at 9:41 AM

I guess those other candidates evolved…

Electrongod on May 22, 2012 at 9:45 AM

My own sense is that some of these RATS want off the sinking ship.

matthew8787 on May 22, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Unfortunately for them, Captain Clueless is giving the order to “bail” and not “abandon ship.” That is okay for Dems in safe seats or not up for reelection this November. For others, not so much. Obama’s campaign will result in collateral damage among Dems but which Dems will depend on the strategies used. Certainly, Dems in Catholic-heavy districts must be sweating bullets this week as Obama pushes ahead with his war on religious freedom. And if only 1% care about gay marriage it is a single-issue group of voters who really don’t make up for legions of pissed off Christians.

Happy Nomad on May 22, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Dave Rywall on May 22, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Difference between our team and yours? We hold members of ours accountable for what they’ve said.

Flora Duh on May 22, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Dave Rywall on May 22, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Big mistake for Newt and Perry to have attacked on Bain. It finished Newt’s campaign and turned Santorum into the last non-Mitt standing.

I haven’t heard Newt or Perry comment on the subject of Bain lately though. What have they said about it?

forest on May 22, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Rendell was the first major Dem following the 7-2/5-4 Bush-Gore Supreme Court rulings in 2000 to tell Al to give it up, so he does show some realism at times. Meanwhile, Booker’s comment goes hand-in-hand with the actions over the past year across the Hudson of Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York, who has angered public sector unions by not being the East Coast equivalent of the Jerry Brown clone they thought he would be when the elected him.

The point is that even in the liberal northeast, you have politicians like Booker and Cuomo who are aspiring to higher future office basically making the bet that the way to get ahead in the Democratic Party, post-2012, is to make sure everyone knows you’re to the right of Barack Obama. It’s basically a return to the Clinton-Morris triangulation strategy and the abandonment of the Alexrod-Jarrett-Ayers gambit that the first Black President would be endowed with permanent Absolute Moral Authority by the party and the big media, to the point that no actions by him could be sucessfully challenged on the right without those people being destroyed via Alinsky tactics and charges of racism (the problem for someone like Booker, long term, is like David Dinkins’ incompetence as mayor of New York, Obama’s bungling may poison the waters for black presidential candidates for a generation, based on how Obama ran for office and how he governed).

jon1979 on May 22, 2012 at 9:47 AM

NOMITTNOBAMA 2012! America deserves much better!

Pragmatic on May 22, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Difference between our team and yours? We hold members of ours accountable for what they’ve said.

Flora Duh on May 22, 2012 at 9:47 AM

So why is Mitt our nominee?

Notorious GOP on May 22, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Hilarious flip flopping.

Dave Rywall on May 22, 2012 at 9:41 AM

I know, super funny, as if they were some guy who suddenly flip-flopped and changed his tune on gay marriage when he realized how badly his reelection campaign was going.

Bishop on May 22, 2012 at 9:51 AM

I haven’t heard Newt or Perry comment on the subject of Bain lately though. What have they said about it?

forest on May 22, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Gingrich: Obama Attacks on Romney at Bain ‘Ludicrous’

Flora Duh on May 22, 2012 at 9:51 AM

So why is Mitt our nominee?

Notorious GOP on May 22, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Hey, don’t blame me, I didn’t vote for him.

Flora Duh on May 22, 2012 at 9:52 AM

This has Clinton Inc. written all over it. Didn’t Ed Klein say that Bill was already shopping around for a private jet for Hillary’s 2016 run?

Punchenko on May 22, 2012 at 9:53 AM

In other news, Rats Flee Sinking Ship

suzyque on May 22, 2012 at 9:53 AM

NOMITTNOBAMA 2012! America deserves much better!

Pragmatic on May 22, 2012 at 9:49 AM

So true. but we let you stay anyway.

cozmo on May 22, 2012 at 9:53 AM

go sleeveless.

Lourdes on May 22, 2012 at 9:34 AM

It’s the right to BEAR arms, not the right to BARE arms!

CurtZHP on May 22, 2012 at 9:54 AM

In some ways, having the democrats split with Obama over these issues is a bit like setting up an unofficial primary challenge. And when they see convicted felons winning 40% of the vote in WVA….

monalisa on May 22, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Hey can you believe how much all the other GOP candidates shat upon Bain just a few weeks ago?

And now they love Bain?

Hilarious flip flopping.

Dave Rywall on May 22, 2012 at 9:41 AM

How are Obama’s public private equity payoffs investments working out? How are we unwilling investors doing with his allocation of capital? Did you see the way he ruthlessly ripped apart responsibly restructed that Solyndra company?

The Count on May 22, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Gingrich: Obama Attacks on Romney at Bain ‘Ludicrous’

Flora Duh on May 22, 2012 at 9:51 AM

That’s pretty funny, and on Piers Morgan no less. Probably why I hadn’t heard it. Newt should probably take a little break.

forest on May 22, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Does Barry know that Clinton allies are working against him?

Punchenko on May 22, 2012 at 9:58 AM

This has Clinton Inc. written all over it. Didn’t Ed Klein say that Bill was already shopping around for a private jet for Hillary’s 2016 run?

Punchenko on May 22, 2012 at 9:53 AM

A very good point.

Clinton wants to remain the only Dem president to have been re-elected since FDR. Clinton will go thru the motions, but he has no use for Obama.

matthew8787 on May 22, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Wow… drywall is back with his ‘spot-on’ analysis…

Now all I need is crr6 to resurface and I can go out and buy a lottery ticket…

Khun Joe on May 22, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Oh, look, the frothing anti-semite Drywall dragged his sorry ass back through the door after being bounced.

Walter Sobchak on May 22, 2012 at 10:00 AM

matthew8787 on May 22, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Well that’s a reason to think better of Clinton.

cozmo on May 22, 2012 at 10:01 AM

+1 EG @9:44

Zing! Bishop @9:51

cmsinaz on May 22, 2012 at 10:01 AM

mittwits hate america

Pragmatic on May 22, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Hilarious flip flopping.

Dave Rywall on May 22, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Hey, isn’t it awesome that Odumbo closed Guantanamo Bay and ended the drone strikes and military tribunals?

Oh, wait…

Walter Sobchak on May 22, 2012 at 10:03 AM

matthew8787 on May 22, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Well that’s a reason to think better of Clinton.

cozmo on May 22, 2012 at 10:01 AM

As someone who occasionally follows the WH Insider reports on the Ulsterman blog, I’m really not that surprised by the way Obama’s campaign is going. And yes, Bill Clinton has a prominent role in it.

Flora Duh on May 22, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Well that’s a reason to think better of Clinton.

cozmo on May 22, 2012 at 10:01 AM

“Better” is a relative term. Still have a problem with rape…sexual abuse…adultery…

swinia sutki on May 22, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Man up, democrats! He’s your guy!

SouthernGent on May 22, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Ed Rendell?! Whoa, haven’t heard from him in awhile. What rock did he crawl out from under?

stukinIL4now on May 22, 2012 at 10:13 AM

The men have, for reasons of politics and personality, found themselves largely to the right of the president and well outside his inner circle.

when they start writing the story that is the real story, obama’s NPD disorder, all these other stories will make sense. it all stems from his mental disorder, narcisstic personality disorder. and he will be very dangerous from september to jan 2013. when the end is known. finally. by him.

t8stlikchkn on May 22, 2012 at 10:15 AM

swinia sutki on May 22, 2012 at 10:11 AM

I did write better instead of good, or something like it.

Anybody who works to remove SCOAMF TFG(dog eating)P, is an ally. No matter how distasteful he is.

Though I do think better of him (Clinton) than I do the ABR’s.

cozmo on May 22, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Obama still making enemies and influencing Democrats…to vote against him.

Obama/Volt 2012
Overpriced & Overhyped

txhsmom on May 22, 2012 at 10:18 AM

txhsmom on May 22, 2012 at 10:18 AM

And liable to burst into flames at any time.

cozmo on May 22, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Obama yesterday: “This is what this campaign is going to be about.”

Translation: I have nothing to run on.

matthew8787 on May 22, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Yup, Zero has nothing and every attack his people attempt backfires to the sounds of guffaws and loud belly laughs.

Does Barry know that Clinton allies are working against him?

Punchenko on May 22, 2012 at 9:58 AM

Some of his handlers must have figured it out, but I am puzzled by stories of “Obama/Clinton” bumper stickers waiting in an Arkansas warehouse.

I can’t see Hillary climbing back aboard The Unsinkable Obamatanic.

dogsoldier on May 22, 2012 at 10:22 AM

D’oh! Top Obama Donor Tied To Bain Layoffs, Had More Significant Role Than Romney…

http://weaselzippers.us/2012/05/22/doh-top-obama-donor-tied-to-bain-layoffs-had-more-significant-role-than-romney/

Zcat on May 22, 2012 at 10:26 AM

First he forced the ObamaCare issue onto the Democratic Congress, insisting that passage would guarantee their re-election.

Ah yes, the famous “Don’t worry, you have ME!”

But fear not, it’s not about the survivability of the Democratic Party, it’s all about the continued adoration and worship of The Chosen One. HIS survival is paramount.

GarandFan on May 22, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Hey can you believe how much all the other GOP candidates shat upon Bain just a few weeks ago?

And now they love Bain?

Hilarious flip flopping.

Dave Rywall on May 22, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Actually many of us real conservatives were very upset about the Bain attacks since they were attacks on capitalism. The guy I supported, Santorum, never attacked Bain.

What Newt and Perry did was wrong and shameful.

Real conservatives like The Great One and Rush chided Newt and Perry for it as well.

LevinFan on May 22, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Hahhaha his own party is leaving him hahhaha what a leader

Conservative4ev on May 22, 2012 at 10:34 AM

tea Party hero Newt Gingrich also made these attacks. Does that mean O is now a Tea Party member?

Notorious GOP on May 22, 2012 at 9:37 AM

…No!…that just means… you’re not thinking…and holding …your member!

KOOLAID2 on May 22, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Hilarious flip flopping. Dave Rywall on May 22, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Obooba should flip flop and start spending some of his millions on his dirt-poor relatives in Africa and his illegal alien welfare queen aunt.

Akzed on May 22, 2012 at 10:39 AM

WOW — I am detecting a pattern here…

Anderson Cooper Goes Cory Booker on Obama Campaign Spokesman

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/pj-gladnick/2012/05/22/anderson-cooper-goes-cory-booker-obama-campaign-spokesman#ixzz1vbqZ6BzK

One almost has to feel sorry for Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt. He showed up on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 yesterday probably expecting the type of softball questions that MSNBC hosts would toss at him. Instead, Anderson Cooper took a page from Cory Booker’s criticism of “nauseating” attacks on private equity firms such as Bain Capital and kept asking LaBolt how the Obama campaign can criticize Bain while simultaneously raising funds from the same type of companies.

The war on Bain is failing hard. Failing like the War on Mom or worse.

dogsoldier on May 22, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Dave Rywall on May 22, 2012

…you are goofier since you’ve come back…you have more dry-rot between the ears…should have changed your handle to Dave Dryrot!

KOOLAID2 on May 22, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Perhaps the Bain issue will help to separate the wheat from chafe within the Democrat party.

I mean how long can you watch your ‘messiah’ community organize, bully, and lie instead of actually solving issue?

How would you feel if your party was hijacked by a one-note Marxist dressed up as the most ‘unprecedented President’ evuh. Pretty ironic, actually.

LetsBfrank on May 22, 2012 at 10:47 AM

My own sense is that some of these RATS want off the sinking ship.

matthew8787 on May 22, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Nope, they will still pull the lever for him. At best, it will give the “undecided” pause.

lucyvanpelt on May 22, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Rendell, Ford, Booker, W Va prison inmate, Ark. dem primary contest–the domino effect has begun. It will be interesting to see how many in contested races will be seen with Oblamer at their side. What’s that big, bright WHITE thing waving in the sky–oh it’s a flag!

hillsoftx on May 22, 2012 at 10:54 AM

These Democrats know that Barack Obama’s election was an accident. They know that the Democratic Party cannot survive longterm as a left-wing class-warfare party. They know Obama will soon be gone and forgotten.

rockmom on May 22, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Dave Rywall on May 22, 2012

…you are goofier since you’ve come back…you have more dry-rot between the ears…should have changed your handle to Dave Dryrot!
KOOLAID2 on May 22, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Yeah really, there are even liberals defending Bain, so how far left brain dead does one have to be to keep flogging this dead horse?

Oh yeah, as far left brain dead as Obooba, I guess that’s where you fall.

Akzed on May 22, 2012 at 11:02 AM

By “you” I mean Drywall, not the esteemed KOOLAID2, of course.

Akzed on May 22, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Well it’s Bill Ayers’ and Valerie Jarrett’s party now. That’s what they’ve been working towards ever since Warren Beatty helped shape McGovern’s ’72 Convention platform.

ardenenoch on May 22, 2012 at 11:06 AM

This has Clinton Inc. written all over it. Didn’t Ed Klein say that Bill was already shopping around for a private jet for Hillary’s 2016 run?

Punchenko on May 22, 2012 at 9:53 AM

I expect John F’n Kerry has scheduled a refit of the Flying Squirrel as well, and his yacht is waxed and shined up. He’ll be back too, bet on it. His ego will not let him rest.

slickwillie2001 on May 22, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Harold Ford, another leading light of his generation of black leaders,

If by leading light, you mean someone who couldn’t get elected east of Memphis in his home state, and comes from a long of crooks, you are correct. No one in Tennessee takes him seriously east of Nashville, certainly.

Mini-14 on May 22, 2012 at 11:21 AM

go sleeveless.

Lourdes on May 22, 2012 at 9:34 AM

It’s the right to BEAR arms, not the right to BARE arms!

CurtZHP on May 22, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Ohhh, Okay, I get those two confused. ;)

Hahaha…I once tried commenting years ago on a local site in another far-off land about the 2nd Amendment and just what those ‘rights’ were in there and a few of the others who were also commenting took off with that “wrong headed” definition of the right to bear arms. Seriously, they then went about arguing about it all night and I just gave up trying to explain that that was NOT what it meant.

Lourdes on May 22, 2012 at 11:22 AM

D’oh! Top Obama Donor Tied To Bain Layoffs, Had More Significant Role Than Romney…

http://weaselzippers.us/2012/05/22/doh-top-obama-donor-tied-to-bain-layoffs-had-more-significant-role-than-romney/

Zcat on May 22, 2012 at 10:26 AM

I’m glad you posted that because it is really a tasty bit of news that Ye Olde Media is almost completely silent on.

I heard that on the Sunday talk shows, and it’s priceless information. Just really priceless.

Lourdes on May 22, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Hey can you believe how much white leftist garbage like me shat upon uppity blacks who wander off the leftist plantation?

And now they love capitalism over the Marxism of my Dear Leader?

Hilarious that they won’t flip flop onto my dying ideology.

Dave Rywall on May 22, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Fixed for leftist cowards everywhere who dump and run.

MNHawk on May 22, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Booker will pay dearly for going off obama’s plantation of lies.

jqc1970 on May 22, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Who’s flip flopping? That strategy was a disaster for those candidates.

How did Obama not learn that lesson from them? Is he that stupid?

blink on May 22, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Within the Demonrat party, Obama’s strategy is only a semi-disaster. In truth, if Mittens had been the Republican nominee in 2008, this strategy might have worked. Mittens political timing is a lot better than his policies.

Gladtobehere on May 22, 2012 at 1:45 PM

The least insane of the Democrats foresee a November blow-out.

Marcus on May 22, 2012 at 9:27 AM

He’s dragging the whole Party down, and, as you said, the smartest of them see what’s going on.

In some ways, having the democrats split with Obama over these issues is a bit like setting up an unofficial primary challenge. And when they see convicted felons winning 40% of the vote in WVA….

monalisa on May 22, 2012 at 9:54 AM

If 0bamessiah loses the AR primary, I say the Dems will have serious discussions about running Hillary not in 2016, but 2012, right out in the open.

The war on Bain is failing hard. Failing like the War on Mom or worse.

dogsoldier on May 22, 2012 at 10:40 AM

According to the sanest people at HA, ddrintn and HondaV65, Hilary Rosen and the Dems won the War on Mom – HondaV65 even predicted it would make her a star! lol

Bizarro No. 1 on May 22, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Will there be enough time to educate voters about Dear Leader?

Those 99%ers are harder to communicate with these days.

sdbatboy on May 22, 2012 at 3:51 PM

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