Quotes of the day

posted at 10:39 pm on May 23, 2012 by Allahpundit

Are “job destroyers” sitting on President Obama’s jobs council?

There could be, if you believe the argument from Democrats and the Obama campaign that private equity executives are profit seekers who often run roughshod over workers, companies and communities.

Two Obama-appointed members of the White House Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, an advisory committee, are leading figures in the private equity industry

While neither Gallogly nor Parsons is running for office, Democrats and the Obama campaign have sought in some ways to demonize the industry itself, part of an aggressive effort to discredit Romney’s top selling point.

***

Conversations with liberal activists and labor officials reveal an unmistakable hostility toward the pro-business, free-trade, free-market philosophy that was in vogue during the second half of the Clinton administration. Former White House Chief of Staff William Daley, who tried to steer the Obama administration in a more centrist direction, is the subject of particular derision. Discussion of entitlement reforms, at the heart of the GOP governing agenda, is a nonstarter. The fiscally conservative Blue Dog Democrats are now nearly extinct on Capitol Hill.

Moderate Democratic groups and officials, meanwhile, privately fret about the party’s leftward drift and the Obama campaign’s embrace of an aggressively populist message. They’re disappointed that the administration didn’t take the lead advancing the Simpson-Bowles deficit-reduction proposal, they wish the administration’s focus was on growth over fairness, and they are frustrated with the persistent congressional gridlock. Third Way, the centrist Democratic think tank, has been generating analyses underscoring the need for Democrats to appeal to middle-of-the-road voters, to no avail.

“There are not a lot of moderates left in the Democratic Party, and Cory is one of the few of them left,” said former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis, an early Obama ally who has become increasingly estranged from the party. “I would like to think Cory speaks for a lot of voters in the Democratic Party, but sadly he doesn’t speak for a lot of Democratic operatives within the party. This isn’t Bill Clinton’s Democratic Party anymore.”

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Many a requiem has been written for “that hopey-changey thing,” as Sarah Palin so memorably dubbed it. And to be sure, much of the griping about the president’s harsh tone is the disingenuous phony outrage of Republicans who would prefer not to be its targets. But as Obama embarks in earnest on his second presidential campaign, deliberately invoking the echoes of 2008 as he does so, the contrast with his old image is especially stark.

From the beginning, the president’s reelection campaign has taken a brutal, no-holds-barred approach that’s sharply at odds with the conciliatory image that was the central predicate of Obama’s entire pre-presidential political career. Whether or not the specific issue of Bain Capital ought to be off limits — Booker has taken pains to clarify he doesn’t think it should be — there’s no denying that Obama’s 2012 campaign has seized every opportunity to turn the campaign toward sharply personal attacks of a type that the 2008-vintage Obama would surely have recoiled from. From Romney’s treatment of his onetime pet dog to his high-school pranks to his income-tax rate, from the “war on women” to the “war on caterpillars,” from “I like being able to fire people” to “I’m not concerned about the very poor,” no potential controversy has been too petty, too rhetorically overblown or too out-of-context to be exploited to the hilt.

None of this is shocking — it’s how the game is played. But Obama once ostentatiously refused to play it.

***

Obama’s ads betray a belief that profits are, at best, a necessary evil that should always take a back seat to other community concerns. This probably explains his “investments” in losers like Solyndra and high-speed rail (for the sake of the Earth), as well as his bailouts of Chrysler and General Motors (for the sake of the unions). Never mind that Solyndra had an unsustainable business model, or that taxpayers spent $50 billion to save a car company that is worth only $34 billion today.

What Team Obama still doesn’t understand is that profits are just a signal that businesses depend on to determine how best to invest their resources. Thanks to profit-seeking private equity, many of America’s bloated industries that had stagnated in the 1970s came back to life in the 1980s and 1990s. As capital was reallocated from poor performers to profit-makers, new jobs arose in more productive economic enterprises…

What this nation needs, and what it currently lacks, is a president who understands the role that businesses play in the economy — including private equity firms. It would be quite an improvement over a leader who demonizes some industries while subsidizing and bailing out others.

***

[I]t’s not so much that Team Obama is using Bain, which would be an inevitable part of any campaign (Democratic or Republican). It’s rather that they have so little else to work with. What is the positive message of the Obama campaign? What is the vision for a second term? I’m not seeing much of anything on that front.

And that points to a core mistake that the Obama White House has made time and time again: they’ve ignored public opinion. Poll after poll shows that the president is unpopular in general, and specifically on the economy, but those same polls indicate that most people do not blame him for the recession. Obviously, he’s saddling some of the responsibility for the weak recovery – but there is more to it. Specifically, the government has appeared to have done nothing about the problem since February 2009…

The first half of his term produced reviled legislation, and the second half has produced nothing at all. So, all he has to run on is Bain.

***

“The fact is that I spent 25 years in the private sector. And that obviously teaches you something that you don’t learn if you haven’t spent any time in the private sector … You learn through life’s experience,” Romney said, in his first public response to Obama’s criticism. “The president’s experience has been exclusively in politics and as a community organizer. Both of those are fine areas of endeavor, but right now we have an economy in trouble, and someone who spent their career in the economy is more suited to help fix the economy than someone who spent his life in politics and as a community organizer.”

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Via Mediaite.


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Demons

Creepy dude.

bazil9 on May 23, 2012 at 10:41 PM

is more suited to help fix the economy than someone who spent his life in politics and as a community organizer.”

The DEUCE you say!

Bishop on May 23, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Obama is jealous of Mitt….

Electrongod on May 23, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Demons coming out of the closet-even better.

bazil9 on May 23, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Demons

Creepy dude.

bazil9 on May 23, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Look at you all first and such. ; )

Bmore on May 23, 2012 at 10:44 PM

…looks like Dr T wants to make the other thread the Quotes of the Day….he left at 4 pm or so…and is still going…be back…gotta check!

KOOLAID2 on May 23, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Obama hates American business. He knows American business is afraid of him and will pay him off. Other than that he has no interest in them.
American business understands the above. Their choice is to get him out of office or suffer his arrows for an additional 4 years: arrows meant to kill.

GaltBlvnAtty on May 23, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Look at you all first and such. ; )

Bmore on May 23, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Shhhhh…

Maybe he didn’t notice…

Electrongod on May 23, 2012 at 10:45 PM

I thought Pelosi had demoneyes

faraway on May 23, 2012 at 10:46 PM

No post on Romney’s education policy speech today? No headline? Nothing?

Mark1971 on May 23, 2012 at 10:46 PM

More evidence that Hillary will never run again: Herself

slickwillie2001 on May 23, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Andrea Mitchell sounds nervous…

d1carter on May 23, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Bmore on May 23, 2012 at 10:44 PM

My first time…what do I get? lol

bazil9 on May 23, 2012 at 10:47 PM

sharply personal attacks of a type that the 2008-vintage Obama would surely have recoiled from.

What unadulterated bull crap! This guy was just as evil in 2004 as he is today and probably earlier than that.

Cindy Munford on May 23, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Oh I noticed, and count yourself lucky if you aren’t visited by the Ohio Public Union in the middle of the night.

Bishop on May 23, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Bmore on May 23, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Good to see you Bmore..:)

PS..Why did you leave the S E Cupps thread??..:)

Dire Straits on May 23, 2012 at 10:48 PM

so private equity is a respectable profession for a lib, for a gop…you’re a vampire to destroys jobs…

cmsinaz on May 23, 2012 at 10:48 PM

So, Hopey has Demons,Vampires,Vultures,Leechs,Blood-Suckers,
as well lurkking about in his AwesomeLicious “Gonna Be a Whole
lota Change” of 08′sumpin sumpin!!!!!!!

canopfor on May 23, 2012 at 10:48 PM

More evidence that Hillary will never run again: Herself

slickwillie2001 on May 23, 2012 at 10:46 PM

For G@d sakes…man…!!

A warning could have been mentioned…:)

Electrongod on May 23, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Bain will be Obama’s bane this election.

Romney points to successful businesses, Olympics, Mass., etc.

Obama points to, um, er, um….SQUIRREL! I GOT bin Laden! SQUIRREL!

ProfShadow on May 23, 2012 at 10:49 PM

My first time…what do I get? lol

bazil9 on May 23, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Shhh!!..Bishop is still here..:)

Dire Straits on May 23, 2012 at 10:49 PM

The entire Democrat narrative on the Bain issue is a fraud / gross hypocrisy. The blogosphere and beltway pundits are damned fools to keep talking about it or treating it as a legitimate charge or contextual framework.

rayra on May 23, 2012 at 10:49 PM

27 comments or bust!

Bishop on May 23, 2012 at 10:49 PM

dear leader

suggesting at a fundraiser here that he (mitt)hasn’t “spent time working in the real world.”

community organizer is a real world job apparently

cmsinaz on May 23, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Cindy Munford on May 23, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Bravo-indeed.

bazil9 on May 23, 2012 at 10:50 PM

rattner is a crook who used his political connections to make millions:

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0410/Hevesi_fallout_widens_to_include_Rattner_Global_Strategy_Group.html

a total piece of corrupt democrat crap

reliapundit on May 23, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Like Rush said today (quoting someone?), ” The President of the United States is running against capitalism. He’s dangerous.”

txhsmom on May 23, 2012 at 10:50 PM

More evidence that Hillary will never run again: Herself

slickwillie2001 on May 23, 2012 at 10:46 PM

They show that pic as avoidance therapy for pretty much anything.

arnold ziffel on May 23, 2012 at 10:50 PM

next up, the evil years as a massachusetts governor for obama and the lsm…

cmsinaz on May 23, 2012 at 10:51 PM

27 comments or bust!

Bishop on May 23, 2012 at 10:49 PM

With all the chit-chat coming?

Electrongod on May 23, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Devin Dwyer

Jobs Council you say? See now lets me plain dis to ya. The 0 Economy™ don’t work like this here. Rmoney™ folk cheat. The 0 Economy creates jobs and unemployment, cause we can multitask. All Rmoney™ is capable of is demons.

Bmore on May 23, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Two Obama-appointed members of the White House Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, an advisory committee, are leading figures in the private equity industry…

Democrats really talk out of both sides of their mouths. The hypocrisy is thick. Why did it take me so long to see?

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 10:52 PM

The Obama Liberal Lying Levarage Yes We Can,and just wait for
2012!!

Oh and Historical as well Baby!!!
———————————

He joined the firm in 2009 shortly after it completed what news reports describe as the

“biggest leveraged buyout in history,”
****************************************

the $51 billion acquisition of Bell Canada.

canopfor on May 23, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Shhh!!..Bishop is still here..:)

Dire Straits on May 23, 2012 at 10:49 PM
He is from Minn E Sota. I aint skerd. :)
I have reached the top-wow./ ;)

bazil9 on May 23, 2012 at 10:52 PM

A firm founded by former Obama administration official and top Democratic fundraiser, Steve Rattner, and a top New York political consulting firm, the Global Strategy Group, have paid millions in penalties to the state and to the Securities and Exchange Commission in the widening fallout over money managers’ use of political connections to lay hands on public workers’ pension money.

The general partners in Quadrangle — who no longer include Rattner, the former “auto czar” Rattner — has paid a $5 million penalty to the Securities and Exchange Commission and another $7 million to New York over charges Rattner participated in a “kickback scheme” with officials close to former New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi, according to an SEC press release.

The firm, Quadrangle, was founded by Rattner, who served as Obama’s auto czar and left abruptly, but not too abruptly. It invested in an obscure movie produced the brother of a top official in the New York State Comptroller’s office, which in turn handed over $100 million to manage.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0410/Hevesi_fallout_widens_to_include_Rattner_Global_Strategy_Group.html

romney’s bain is to rattner’s quadrangle as reagan is to obama
bain is to quadrangle as eliot ness is to capone

reliapundit on May 23, 2012 at 10:53 PM

The first half of his term produced reviled legislation, and the second half has produced nothing at all. So, all he has to run on is Bain.

And all Sketch has to run on is how loading struggling companies with debt only to suck them dry somehow is the recipe to create jobs. So what is your point?

Uppereastside on May 23, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Good to see you Bmore..:)

PS..Why did you leave the S E Cupps thread??..:)

Dire Straits on May 23, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Oh I’ll be going back, matter of fact I really didn’t leave yet./ Good to see you Dire. : )

Bmore on May 23, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Democrats really talk out of both sides of their mouths. The hypocrisy is thick. Why did it take me so long to see?

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 10:52 PM

BedBug:You mean the Fork-Tongued Elizabeth Warren!!

canopfor on May 23, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Electrongod on May 23, 2012 at 10:51 PM

I always forget about the late-shift hippies with their rock and their roll and their fast cars.

Bishop on May 23, 2012 at 10:55 PM

My first time…what do I get? lol

bazil9 on May 23, 2012 at 10:47 PM

For your first first Bishop has to deliver to you some of that fine hoop cheese he’s always going on about. Right Bishop?

Bmore on May 23, 2012 at 10:55 PM

The first half of his term produced reviled legislation, and the second half has produced nothing at all. So, all he has to run on is Bain.

And all Sketch has to run on is how loading struggling companies with debt only to suck them dry somehow is the recipe to create jobs. So what is your point?

Uppereastside on May 23, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Community organizer.
Present.

Your argument is pathetic.

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Democrats really talk out of both sides of their mouths. The hypocrisy is thick. Why did it take me so long to see?

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Yet Obama is a leader at crushing private industry…

Why did it take me no time to see that?

Electrongod on May 23, 2012 at 10:56 PM

The First Gay President has created 47 jobs.

Ok ok all of them are Michelle Antoinette’s personal assistants, but a job is a job.

TFGP 2012

Bishop on May 23, 2012 at 10:56 PM

By your analysis, I hope you understand why most progressives brand conservatives as people who hate minorities. In other words racists.

Uppereastside on May 20, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Only one playing the race card is you and your right wing lunatics. All you do is bring race into every equation.

Uppereastside on May 2, 2012 at 12:47 PM

rogerb on May 20, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Hat Tip rogerb.

Bmore on May 23, 2012 at 10:56 PM

I wonder if Michelle has pulled the divorce papers out of the drawer yet? The fat lady is warming up for Barry.

Punchenko on May 23, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Axelrod hasn’t even gotten started yet.

Check out these comments at National RINO Review. Conservatives have drawn a line in the sand. It appears Mitt ain’t it! They are staying home!

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/300644/romney-and-right-philip-klein#

Jayrae on May 23, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Uppereastside on May 23, 2012 at 10:54 PM

How about you defend your savior? Easy to go after his opponent. You never say, wonder why. I hope you pay the mandate and you choke.

bazil9 on May 23, 2012 at 10:57 PM

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 10:56 PM

BedBug, you made it over. Good to see you. ; )

Bmore on May 23, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Democrats really talk out of both sides of their mouths. The hypocrisy is thick. Why did it take me so long to see?

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 10:52 PM

BedBug:You mean the Fork-Tongued Elizabeth Warren!!

canopfor on May 23, 2012 at 10:54 PM

She just plain lied. I’ve been listening to Rush. Eyes opened.

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 10:57 PM

The only thing you get for being first is a beating by some of my SEIU buddies.

Bishop on May 23, 2012 at 10:58 PM

I always forget about the late-shift hippies with their rock and their roll and their fast cars.

Bishop on May 23, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Well…thanks..

:)

Electrongod on May 23, 2012 at 10:58 PM

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 10:56 PM

BedBug, you made it over. Good to see you. ; )

Bmore on May 23, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Thank you, Bmore. Good to be here.

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 10:58 PM

The First Gay President has created 47 jobs.

Ok ok all of them are Michelle Antoinette’s personal assistants, but a job is a job.

TFGP 2012

Bishop on May 23, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Bishop:In all 57 States to boot!:)

canopfor on May 23, 2012 at 10:58 PM

BedBug, you made it over. Good to see you. ; )

Bmore on May 23, 2012 at 10:57 PM

What?????

What did I miss?

If this is true….then great…

But then we had the Angryed event…

Electrongod on May 23, 2012 at 11:00 PM

I see UES is his usual lame self. Race..yawn..

bazil9 on May 23, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Democrats really talk out of both sides of their mouths. The hypocrisy is thick. Why did it take me so long to see?

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Yet Obama is a leader at crushing private industry…

Why did it take me no time to see that?

Electrongod on May 23, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Well. They say liberalism is a mental disease. When all your family, friends are liberal, that’s all you hear.

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 11:00 PM

canopfor on May 23, 2012 at 10:54 PM
She just plain lied. I’ve been listening to Rush. Eyes opened.

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 10:57 PM

BedBug:

I might be a tad slow on the H/A news cycle,are you telling me,you have seen the Shiny Light of Truth,and have converted to a Righty!

canopfor on May 23, 2012 at 11:01 PM

BedBug, you made it over. Good to see you. ; )

Bmore on May 23, 2012 at 10:57 PM

What?????

What did I miss?

If this is true….then great…

But then we had the Angryed event…

Electrongod on May 23, 2012 at 11:00 PM

What?

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Bishop on May 23, 2012 at 10:58 PM

I will skip those honors,thank you though.

bazil9 on May 23, 2012 at 11:02 PM

canopfor on May 23, 2012 at 10:54 PM
She just plain lied. I’ve been listening to Rush. Eyes opened.

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 10:57 PM

BedBug:

I might be a tad slow on the H/A news cycle,are you telling me,you have seen the Shiny Light of Truth,and have converted to a Righty!

canopfor on May 23, 2012 at 11:01 PM

I would call myself a moderate or independent, but I won’t be voting for Obama.

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 11:02 PM

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 11:01 PM

I remember you, sorry my buddy didnt.

bazil9 on May 23, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Demons Whipping Jews.

VorDaj on May 23, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Electrongod on May 23, 2012 at 10:51 PM
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I always forget about the late-shift hippies with their rock and their roll and their fast cars.

Bishop on May 23, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Bishop:Lol:)

canopfor on May 23, 2012 at 11:03 PM

suggesting at a fundraiser here that he (mitt)hasn’t “spent time working in the real world.”

community organizer is a real world job apparently

cmsinaz on May 23, 2012 at 10:50 PM

There are many things that can be said about Romney, but to claim he didn’t spend time working in the real world is preposterous. This sounds like an offshoot of the Ann Romney smear by Hilary Rosen. And who the hell is Obama to talk about anyone else’s real world experience(or lack thereof). This is a man who literally never worked a day in his life outside of politics or academia.

Doughboy on May 23, 2012 at 11:04 PM

rattner is a rat…

cmsinaz on May 23, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Doughboy on May 23, 2012 at 11:04 PM

indeed, i hope Ed makes it an OOTD

cmsinaz on May 23, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Bmore on May 23, 2012 at 10:44 PM

My first time…what do I get? lol

bazil9 on May 23, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Bmore would kiss you…and Bishop kicks for the crack in the a_ s to get you out of the way!…For either one…you still end up cleaning your screen!

KOOLAID2 on May 23, 2012 at 11:05 PM

It’s going to be a glorious future komrades, GLORIOUS!!!!

jukin3 on May 23, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Electrongod on May 23, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Time will tell. I am happy to see BedBug. If he is being honest with us. Which I am willing to believe he is. I base this on his own words. Many folks who are now Conservative were once from the other side of the isle. If you suspect BedBugs timing. Then keep an eye on him. I am hopeful he is sincere. ; ) He is his own person, so I have no control over him anyway. ; ) I’m willing to play nice. Providing he brought a tune. : )

Bmore on May 23, 2012 at 11:05 PM

I will skip those honors,thank you though.

bazil9 on May 23, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Just like union membership, you don’t have a say in the matter.

Bishop on May 23, 2012 at 11:06 PM

What?

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 11:01 PM

I would call myself a moderate or independent, but I won’t be voting for Obama.

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 11:02 PM

I remember, not too long ago, a different position.

Do I have this wrong?

Electrongod on May 23, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Let’s not forget, another member of little Bammie’s jobs council, in fact the head of the council, is busy moving jobs overseas.

Obama Picks Jeffrey Immelt, GE CEO, To Run New Jobs-Focused Panel As GE Sends Jobs Overseas, Pays Little In Taxes

slickwillie2001 on May 23, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Just like union membership, you don’t have a say in the matter.

Bishop on May 23, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Awe come on, give her the cheese.

Bmore on May 23, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Electrongod on May 23, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Time will tell. I am happy to see BedBug. If he is being honest with us. Which I am willing to believe he is. I base this on his own words. Many folks who are now Conservative were once from the other side of the isle. If you suspect BedBugs timing. Then keep an eye on him. I am hopeful he is sincere. ; ) He is his own person, so I have no control over him anyway. ; ) I’m willing to play nice. Providing he brought a tune. : )

Bmore on May 23, 2012 at 11:05 PM

I blame you two for converting me. If it helps, that Dr. Tesla guy is a giant dope.

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Well. They say liberalism is a mental disease. When all your family, friends are liberal, that’s all you hear.

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 11:00 PM

…to YOU I want to apologize!…*I was not very nice!*…

KOOLAID2 on May 23, 2012 at 11:08 PM

canopfor on May 23, 2012 at 11:01 PM
I would call myself a moderate or independent, but I won’t be voting for Obama.

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 11:02 PM

BedBug:

Well H*ll-Bells,excellent,we will re-pipe you aboard!:)

*Gots to click the audio doo-dad button!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pipeaboard.ogg

canopfor on May 23, 2012 at 11:09 PM

What Team Obama still doesn’t understand is that profits are just a signal that businesses depend on to determine how best to invest their resources. Thanks to profit-seeking private equity, many of America’s bloated industries that had stagnated in the 1970s came back to life in the 1980s and 1990s. As capital was reallocated from poor performers to profit-makers, new jobs arose in more productive economic enterprises…

this is false. O perfectly understands profits…you vote for me and you’ll be rewarded with big profits.

Obama/Left want to control the signal. They perfectly understand the signals that markets rely on…but just like carbon, they want to control the signal.

You will do it my way, or you’ll be poor. Leftists are very clear in their signals

r keller on May 23, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Obama : Romney is EVIL because he worked at Bain…

But we’re not electing Bain Capital as President, we are electing (nominating at this point) someone that has a vision of an America that is not slumping towards a 3rd World Cesspool (like Kenya) dominated by Racists (like Hawaii and its racist cronyist state government.)

We are looking for a person that embodies the ideals, principles and standards that we want American to be known for. It is hypocritical for Obama to state that Romney’s pass matters when he continues to keep his past sealed under lock and key, such as there is of it.

Perhaps Romney should start running attack ads based on the assertion that Obama hates America, either that or is the dumbest man ever elected to the White House.

Perhaps the biggest story isn’t that Obama is from Chicago and thus is corrupt, but that he has brought the rampant virulence of institutionalized racism and corruption from Hawaii to the continent. One only has to look at who he has associated with (Wright) and associates with (Holder) to determine the fact that there is something rotten in these States.

RasThavas on May 23, 2012 at 11:09 PM

…Bmore would kiss you…and Bishop kicks for the crack in the a_ s to get you out of the way!…For either one…you still end up cleaning your screen!

KOOLAID2 on May 23, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Kool, that S E Cupp thread is …….still going strong. No wonder they never ban the Dr.. Crap if we could make that many comments, we could pretty much have control of the place too. I guess.

Bmore on May 23, 2012 at 11:10 PM

“The first half of his term produced reviled legislation, and the second half has produced nothing at all…”

O_O

Too bad this isn’t an election year…

/

Seven Percent Solution on May 23, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Well. They say liberalism is a mental disease. When all your family, friends are liberal, that’s all you hear.

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 11:00 PM

…to YOU I want to apologize!…*I was not very nice!*…

KOOLAID2 on May 23, 2012 at 11:08 PM

I accept it and apologize as well. I was a horse’s back end as well. I look back and cringe. I was so angry.
They say the party of hate is on the right. It’s not and OWS, Obama, the attacks have proven it. But, you won’t see it where I used to get my news.

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 11:11 PM

rattner is a rat…

cmsinaz on May 23, 2012 at 11:04 PM

cmsinaz:Evening CMS!:)

canopfor on May 23, 2012 at 11:12 PM

I blame you two for converting me. If it helps, that Dr. Tesla guy is a giant dope.

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Oh no you don’t. You know the old saying. “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.” Folks have to get there all on their own or it won’t stick. ; )

Bmore on May 23, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Electrongod on May 23, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Time will tell. I am happy to see BedBug. If he is being honest with us. Which I am willing to believe he is. I base this on his own words. Many folks who are now Conservative were once from the other side of the isle. If you suspect BedBugs timing. Then keep an eye on him. I am hopeful he is sincere. ; ) He is his own person, so I have no control over him anyway. ; ) I’m willing to play nice. Providing he brought a tune. : )

Bmore on May 23, 2012 at 11:05 PM

I blame you two for converting me. If it helps, that Dr. Tesla guy is a giant dope.

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 11:07 PM

OK…

Welcome…

Sorry about my harshness a few posts above…

Electrongod on May 23, 2012 at 11:12 PM

heh. The wings on the hopenchange unicorn are in flames.

ted c on May 23, 2012 at 11:13 PM

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Hiya, ‘Bug!
Glad to see ya back.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 23, 2012 at 11:14 PM

I`m not really saying this…*wink-wink*…cough cough,
fire onboard the USS Miami attack Sub,at the US Base,
couple of hours ago!!!

canopfor on May 23, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Two things:

Team Mittens appears to have message discipline and doesn’t seem to have any problem getting in Bam’s face (however delicately).

Right there, they are light years beyond ol’ Johnny Mac and his crew.

Ya know, I useta think Team Mittens was gonna be a team of pussies.

Now, maybe not.

Nice surprise.

Bruno Strozek on May 23, 2012 at 11:14 PM

I`m not really saying this…*wink-wink*…cough cough,
fire onboard the USS Miami attack Sub,at the US Base,
couple of hours ago!!!

canopfor on May 23, 2012 at 11:14 PM

I didn’t read anything..

*wink–wink*

:)

Electrongod on May 23, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Sorry about my harshness a few posts above…

Electrongod on May 23, 2012 at 11:12 PM

No need you are a great guy. With every reason to be suspicious. All I can say is I hope BedBug is honest. Honesty is all I ask of anyone left or right. ; )

Bmore on May 23, 2012 at 11:16 PM

heh. The wings on the hopenchange unicorn are in flames.

ted c on May 23, 2012 at 11:13 PM

ted c:

Like a Stuka,siren scream`n,heading directly to the
Hope`n Change Collesium Pillars of Progressism!!:)

canopfor on May 23, 2012 at 11:17 PM

I blame you two for converting me. If it helps, that Dr. Tesla guy is a giant dope.

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Oh no you don’t. You know the old saying. “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.” Folks have to get there all on their own or it won’t stick. ; )

Bmore on May 23, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Alright. Let me rephrase that. I was already seeing the light in the middle of 2010. The economy was undeniably bad and Obama wouldn’t take responsibility for anything. I still wanted to believe. I started reading here, thanks to a friend. Then, I finally got to register and started fighting immediately. You and Elec God actually took the time to discuss. Not just call me a troll, which I was. With that and some reading, Rush, I’m moving to almost center right. Still have issues with social issues

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Just like union membership, you don’t have a say in the matter.

Bishop on May 23, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Awe come on, give her the cheese.

Bmore on May 23, 2012 at 11:07 PM

I dont need that stink’n cheese. :) Unions? heh.

bazil9 on May 23, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Memo to Rattner: Romney never claimed he was “the world’s greatest job creator”. But there is no denying that the investments Bain made, and Romney’s years on the boards of these companies/guiding these companies, did ultimately create (and save!) jobs. So if it’s fair for Obama to make claims about job creation, surely it’s fair for Romney to make them, and in Romney’s case these investments weren’t made to enrich donors and other cronies, nor were they taxpayer funded, nor did the majority of them flop like Solyndra and the rest of O’s efforts.

Buy Danish on May 23, 2012 at 11:19 PM

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Hiya, ‘Bug!
Glad to see ya back.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 23, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Hey ALT. I hear Spawn congrats are in order.

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Evening. Canopfor :)

cmsinaz on May 23, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Romney can crap in my backyard like a dog, still not voting BO or staying home.
Waving to lib lurkers.

bazil9 on May 23, 2012 at 11:22 PM

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 11:01 PM

I remember you, sorry my buddy didnt.

bazil9 on May 23, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Just don’t kill me.

Bain is causing the wheels to come off the bus. And, all those dead bodies underneath. Interesting,

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 11:22 PM

I haven’t heard Andrea Mitchell spin in quite a while… but you have to love her faux indignation over Republican soundbites, but she keeps pumping out Dem talking points.

Someone get her a #WarOnWomen hashtag!

MeatHeadinCA on May 23, 2012 at 11:23 PM

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Thank you.
Now the fun begins.
He informed today that he expects to have his first college girlfriend…a few weeks from now. He arrived in Texas YESTERDAY.
*bangs head against desk*

annoyinglittletwerp on May 23, 2012 at 11:26 PM

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