Quotes of the day

posted at 9:01 pm on May 27, 2012 by Allahpundit

Mitt Romney’s campaign stood by its decision to use Donald Trump as a top surrogate even as the reality television host continues to insist President Obama was not born in the United States…

Today Romney adviser Kevin Madden said the candidate disagrees with Trump, but would continue to campaign with him

But Obama campaign press secretary Ben LaBolt said that’s not good enough.

“I could put the president’s birth certificate on my forehead and Mr. Trump wouldn’t accept that the president was born here in the United States,” LaBolt said in his own MSNBC interview. “It raises a question that’s come up before during this campaign as to whether Governor Romney will embrace the extreme voices in his party or stand up to them.”

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What does this tell us about Romney? Plenty. Plainly in Romney World, only money talks. Nothing else. Certainly not integrity as a candidate. And, Mr. Romney, character does count.

If we elect Mitt Romney, remember this day when we knew for sure he would sell his soul to the highest bidder, no matter what that person stood for. Now imagine a Romney White House.

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FEHRNSTROM: I can’t speak for Donald Trump, Gloria, but I can tell you that Mitt Romney accepts that President Obama was born in the United States. He doesn’t view the place of his birth as an issue in this campaign. We have many serious challenges facing this country dealing with jobs in the economy. That’s where we should center our discussion. And as I said, you know, Mitt Romney has made it clear that this is not an issue for him.

CNN HOST GLORIA BORGER: So why is Mitt Romney sort of throwing a party with Donald Trump to raise money?

FEHRNSTROM: Well, you know, not too long ago, Jay Carney, the spokesman for the White House, made a statement which I think is correct. That statement was that a candidate can’t be responsible for everything that their supporters say. And in this case, Mitt Romney has made it clear that the place of the president’s birth is not an issue for him. He accepts the fact that he was born in Hawaii. And we have many important challenges facing our country, and that’s what we’d rather talk about.

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None of this will matter a whit by the time voters do their duty in November.

But it offers an interesting contrast with the blink-and-it’s-over kerfuffle that surrounded the resurfacing last week of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright…

The Wright controversy “was adjudicated four years ago,” said Republican strategist Don Sipple, back when Americans were just getting to know Obama and character witnesses were welcome, wanted even. But after watching him for 3½ years in the White House, voters have seen enough to make their own judgments, without the need for others to vouch for or vilify the president. Summoning Wright forth at this point “just looks like someone trying to drag it out of the past for political advantage,” Sipple said.

Ah, but Trump! Still fresh. Still topical. Still featured in prime time. And so the Romney campaign was forced Friday to restate the candidate’s acknowledgment that, yes, Obama was born in the United States and, yes, there are more important issues to discuss than fringy questions about his opponent’s origin.

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Romney doesn’t have to agree with Trump for this to hurt him. The middle-of-the-road voters who Romney and Obama are fighting over don’t think Obama is a secret Kenyan. In fact, they like Obama, on a personal level. Romney often reminds those voters that he likes Obama, too. So if the media, during this news-starved lull in the campaign, begins to focus on how Romney is pallin’ around with a birther, it might be kind of a turnoff for a key group of people.

Is it worth it?

***

Thinking I must be missing something here, I checked with a couple of top GOP operatives. “I got nothin’,” one says. Another offers the Godfather theory for dealing with Trump: “Yes, it reinforces the ‘I have wealthy friends’ stereotype,” the Republican strategist says. “And whenever Trump says something stupid it’s magnified 10-fold, so there are serious downsides to it. But in the end you would rather embrace it—like the Godfather line about keeping your enemies close.” It’s better to have Trump running amok inside the tent than causing trouble outside of it, in other words. Trump, remember, has floated the idea of a third-party candidacy, which could only serve to divide the anti-Obama vote (a December Public Policy Polling survey had Trump pulling 19 percent in a three-way race with Obama and Romney, with 7 in 10 of his supporters coming from Romney’s column). “We’d rather have Donald Trump saying ‘you’re hired’ than ‘you’re fired,” the strategist says.

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Trump appeals to the non-political, entertainment-oriented demographic that makes up a large portion of the electorate. I’m talking about the people who bypass the national news in favor of reality shows which they watch religiously. I’m talking about the people who care far more about celebrity gossip and daytime judge shows than they do about the health of the U.S. economy and geopolitics. These are the very same people who are more likely to vote for candidates based on personalities, gut feelings or whims, rather than on merits. Sadly, they may very well be the most important voting block in our country because they are both sway-able and vast in number…

People certainly aren’t blind to Trump’s barefaced pompousness, but they also don’t begrudge him for his wealth the way President Obama’s campaign so desperately wants Americans to begrudge Mitt Romney. For the most part, the common man admires Trump’s success, and perhaps is even inspired by him to pave their own path to prosperity. Some of that conception surely comes from the platform of Trump’s Apprentice television series, but it also comes from the way he handles himself when speaking publicly. He’s a seasoned capitalist who speaks in blunt, politically-incorrect terms and makes no apologies for his success. The public doesn’t ask him for apologies either, because with him, they get it. If Mitt Romney could somehow absorb that gift, I’m sure he would. But that’s not going to happen… at least not in the next six months.

Thus, for the entertainment-driven demographic, Trump might just be a good, informal surrogate for the Romney campaign – an Entertainment Czar for lack of a better term. It wouldn’t be all that dissimilar to how Mike Huckabee used Chuck Norris during his 2008 primary bid – a move that, in my opinion, won Huckabee the Iowa Caucus.

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For a vice presidential running mate, “Donald Trump would be the best bet,” Trump told Newsmax.com after laying out potentials such as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Ohio U.S. Sen. Rob Portman…

The Donald dished with the ladies of “The View” yesterday, saying his friendship with Romney was the real reason to step away from the presidential race…

Asked by Barbara Walters whether he might accept a Cabinet position, Trump said “Who would turn it down? You have to do something to help the country,” he said.

***

“I don’t understand the benefit. What is Romney seeking?


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OT: Erick Erickson at Red State just got SWATed

Last week we spent a lot of time writing about Brett Kimberlin and the incident involving blogger Patterico where someone spoofed his phone number and told 911 he had shot his wife.

Tonight, my family was sitting around the kitchen table eating dinner when sheriffs deputies pulled up in the driveway.

Someone called 911 from my address claiming there had been an accidental shooting.

It wasn’t nearly the trauma that Patterico suffered, but I guess the Erickson household is on somebody’s radar.

Luckily it was two sheriffs deputies who knew me and I had already, last week, advised the Sheriff’s Department to be on the look out for something like this.

commodore on May 27, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Here we go!

KOOLAID2 on May 27, 2012 at 9:04 PM

commodore on May 27, 2012 at 9:03 PM

…it’s getting crazy! Need help?

KOOLAID2 on May 27, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Potentially by Kimberlin goons, not proven yet. But interesting.

andy85719 on May 27, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Well Mitt, you wanted to be the nominee. Now Trump’s all yours. Enjoy.

Dongemaharu on May 27, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Wake me up when the media report on Barackabama’s relationship with Richard Trumka (for starters).

SouthernGent on May 27, 2012 at 9:06 PM

This will be a lotta’ fun. Trump is very entertaining…

OmahaConservative on May 27, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Trump has better hair than DWS…

OmahaConservative on May 27, 2012 at 9:14 PM

O/T There was a zombie shooting in Miami today.

eva3071 on May 27, 2012 at 9:14 PM

What does this tell us about Romney? Plenty. Plainly in Romney Obama World, only money talks. Nothing else. Certainly not integrity as a candidate. And, Mr. Romney Obama, character does count.

..Catherine’s panties are in a twist; maybe she should invest some time investigating the likes of Corzine, the Solyndra crew, and the other bundlers for Obama who received consideration and spoils for their efforts.

The War Planner on May 27, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Trump gets under Obama’s skin :) This could be fun.

OT – it’s raining again :(

gophergirl on May 27, 2012 at 9:14 PM

I’m supporting Mitt-but he’d do well to stay clear of birthers like trump(all birthers , actually).

annoyinglittletwerp on May 27, 2012 at 9:15 PM

better get that failed Bain attack off the front pages. Bring in the next shiny object

Slade73 on May 27, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Trump isn’t about bowing or appeasement at all, two things this administration hold as their best foreign policy tools.

Speakup on May 27, 2012 at 9:16 PM

This will be a lotta’ fun. Trump is very entertaining…

OmahaConservative on May 27, 2012 at 9:10 PM

..everyone slams him as a loudmouth, but what if he actually starts bloviating about Obama’s failed economic policies? Do you suppose that their campaign will be so ready to take him on?

I agree, OC, it will be fun.

The War Planner on May 27, 2012 at 9:17 PM

In: Obama swooning with all of Hollyweird…

Out: Trump hanging with Romney….

hillsoftx on May 27, 2012 at 9:17 PM

OT – it’s raining again :(

gophergirl on May 27, 2012 at 9:14 PM

..in MN? Thought the Midwest was burning up with heat.

The War Planner on May 27, 2012 at 9:18 PM

OT – it’s raining again :(

gophergirl on May 27, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Send it my way, please.
Thanks, darlin’

OmahaConservative on May 27, 2012 at 9:18 PM

I agree, OC, it will be fun.

The War Planner on May 27, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Man, I’m rubbing my hands with glee. Bring.It.On…

OmahaConservative on May 27, 2012 at 9:20 PM

When I make my choice in 2012 I’m going to pick a community organizer who ate dog.

Sign me up. I’m all in.

Key West Reader on May 27, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Send it my way, please.
Thanks, darlin’

OmahaConservative on May 27, 2012 at 9:18 PM

..it hot out in Omaha tonight?

The War Planner on May 27, 2012 at 9:21 PM

If we elect Mitt Romney BHO, remember this day when we knew for sure he would sell his soul to the highest bidder, no matter what that person stood for. Now imagine a Romney White House.

Now it makes sense when I read it.

msupertas on May 27, 2012 at 9:22 PM

..it hot out in Omaha tonight?

The War Planner on May 27, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Finally dropped down to 89. It was mid-nineties earlier…

OmahaConservative on May 27, 2012 at 9:23 PM

George Will should find McCain, Frum and shuffle off to the dog park. Trump has the attention of a lot of Americans, he alone got the Canine Connoisseur to post that phony birth cert. and if mitt is willing to let him bash Oblah blah on his failure to hold China to account, well trump does so with more authority than any other potential spokesman

ConcealedKerry on May 27, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Sign me up. I’m all in.

Key West Reader on May 27, 2012 at 9:20 PM

when you put it that way…me too. So far Obama 2 Mitt 0

Slade73 on May 27, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Wow. They sure sound scared. Ha ha.

John the Libertarian on May 27, 2012 at 9:24 PM

..in MN? Thought the Midwest was burning up with heat.

The War Planner on May 27, 2012 at 9:18 PM

We’ve had about 9+ inches of rain this month. Rained Friday night, pretty much all day yesterday and now is raining tonight after 90 degree heat.

Getting annoying

gophergirl on May 27, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Don’t really see how this hurts Romney at all.

Trump is a huge self-publicist and is known for being eccentric. Not eccentric in a Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers way though.

CorporatePiggy on May 27, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Send it my way, please.
Thanks, darlin’

OmahaConservative on May 27, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Love to – we have flash floods warnings all over the place.

Hotter than heck today and more rain tonight – BLECH!

gophergirl on May 27, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Evan Bayh is looking smug tonight while he pontificates…

OmahaConservative on May 27, 2012 at 9:26 PM

What does this tell us about Romney? Plenty. Plainly in Romney Obama World, only money talks. Nothing else. Certainly not integrity as a candidate. And, Mr. Romney Obama, character does count.
..Catherine’s panties are in a twist; maybe she should invest some time investigating the likes of Corzine, the Solyndra crew, and the other bundlers for Obama who received consideration and spoils for their efforts.

The War Planner on May 27, 2012 at 9:14 PM

He will feign illness because he cannot win.

That is a fact that I’ve been flaunting since errr… Last year

Key West Reader on May 27, 2012 at 9:26 PM

The ABC video, So a photo op, with The Donald will drive supporters away from supporting Rmoney™. This is a strange assumption. The point made by the lady about Clooney seems to explain the strangeness of the assumption. The 0 Economy will drive the vote. It will altimately be the driving force behind 0′s undoing. Not who is seen with whom. Rather who is seen without.

Bmore on May 27, 2012 at 9:27 PM

“It raises a question that’s come up before during this campaign as to whether Governor Romney will embrace the extreme voices in his party or stand up to them.”

It also raises the question why your jug-eared boss let stand a biography that said he was born in Kenya up until the time he decided to run for the Senate.

Happy Nomad on May 27, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Don’t really see how this hurts Romney at all.

CorporatePiggy on May 27, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Trump doesn’t have to say one WORD about it, his mere presence will be an unconscious nagging reminder that Obama’s past is murky at best. I don’t think they could have planned this any better.

John the Libertarian on May 27, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Don’t really see how this hurts Romney at all.

Trump is a huge self-publicist and is known for being eccentric. Not eccentric in a Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers way though.

CorporatePiggy on May 27, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Completely agree.

Happy Nomad on May 27, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Evan Bayh is looking smug tonight while he pontificates…

OmahaConservative on May 27, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Who was it that said, “Keep your eye on Evan Bayh”?

That was me, one and a half years ago.

Key West Reader on May 27, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Finally dropped down to 89. It was mid-nineties earlier…

OmahaConservative on May 27, 2012 at 9:23 PM

..toomk a look at weather.com and it looks like you got a line of thundershowers heading your way tonight (with a temp in the 60s) and isolated t-storms tomorrow and temp int he 80s. You’ll cool off considerably and get some rain on Thursday.

Now stay tuned and we’ll have the farm report coming right up after this message from Mr Meaty Base Mix..

The War Planner on May 27, 2012 at 9:29 PM

We’ve had about 9+ inches of rain this month. Rained Friday night, pretty much all day yesterday and now is raining tonight after 90 degree heat.

Getting annoying

gophergirl on May 27, 2012 at 9:24 PM

It has been really hot and dry here in southern Indiana. The grass is starting to turn brown. My husband said the hay yield was way down because of no water. I wish we could have some of your rain, we already have the heat.

Terrye on May 27, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Mitt Romney’s campaign stood by its decision to use Donald Trump as a top surrogate even as the reality television host continues to insist President Obama was not born in the United States…

For 16 years Barack Obama, the First “Birther”, through his literary agent (His literary agent, not mine, not a free lancer, but his literary agent), said he was born in Kenya. Would you call him a 16 year liar?

VorDaj on May 27, 2012 at 9:30 PM

toomk == took, off course. Not to be confused in any way with “chooming”, “intercepting” or “TA” or any of that roofing nail nonsense.

The War Planner on May 27, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Trump is helping our nation now. For one thing, not Iran or anyone else takes BHO seriously.

Iran thinks an attack will hurt the economy and sink the Dems election chances. They think Mitt stands for nothing. The talks just last forever as does the atom bomb progress.

Now they have to think about a rapacious American businessman actually having power. One who will not threaten to “go talk to Putin” when things get tough.

IlikedAUH2O on May 27, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Trump doesn’t have to say one WORD about it, his mere presence will be an unconscious nagging reminder that Obama’s past is murky at best. I don’t think they could have planned this any better.

John the Libertarian on May 27, 2012 at 9:28 PM

I think this is true. And if they want to talk about strange bedfellows..there is always Hollywood and the freak show out there.

Terrye on May 27, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Don’t really see how this hurts Romney at all.

CorporatePiggy on May 27, 2012 at 9:25 PM

two filthy rich white elitists rubbing shoulders. optics? not to worry he’s not obama.

renalin on May 27, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Who was it that said, “Keep your eye on Evan Bayh”?

That was me, one and a half years ago.

Key West Reader on May 27, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Yep. You sure did. I always pay attention to you, darlin’

OmahaConservative on May 27, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Obama is going to lose im 2012. That is a given fact.

The issue we must address is how we can repair our Nation after this drudgery. How can we reunite?

Can we just chalk this “one and done” as a lesson? And, if so.. a lesson in what?

/Worried about Erick Ericson. And the death of Andrew.

Key West Reader on May 27, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Mitt showed in the primaries he was willing to go scorched earth against all opposition and so far he has done the same in beating the Chitown clown posse bloody at every attempted lame effort to change the subject.
No matter if you like Trump or not he brings a certain economic credibility and confidence that makes the Chitown clown posse of Geithner, Bernacke, Oblah and Obiden look like Choom change!

Take Obama, Obiden, Bernacke, Geithner and Romney and play financial apprentice, who would Trump fire first and who would he hire?

Mitts surpassing my expectations I hope he continues!

ConcealedKerry on May 27, 2012 at 9:35 PM

What does this tell us about Romney? Plenty. Plainly in Romney World, only money talks. Nothing else. Certainly not integrity as a candidate. And, Mr. Romney, character does count.

If we elect Mitt Romney, remember this day when we knew for sure he would sell his soul to the highest bidder, no matter what that person stood for. Now imagine a Romney White House.

Alright. Who’s going to pay for my new irony meter?

kim roy on May 27, 2012 at 9:35 PM

The War Planner on May 27, 2012 at 9:29 PM

A lot of teh storms split south and north of us. Very frustrating. I love a good storm…

OmahaConservative on May 27, 2012 at 9:35 PM

What’s the big deal about someone thinking Obama was born in Kenya or Mars? They protest too much. Trump needs to call a press conference to accuse Obama of being a communist just to see if there is as much outrage.

Buddahpundit on May 27, 2012 at 9:35 PM

I’m supporting Mitt-but he’d do well to stay clear of birthers like trump(all birthers , actually).

annoyinglittletwerp on May 27, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Your opinion on this mater is as that of a sheep and a mouse.

VorDaj on May 27, 2012 at 9:35 PM

two filthy rich white elitists rubbing shoulders. optics? not to worry he’s not obama.

renalin on May 27, 2012 at 9:33 PM

What?

Terrye on May 27, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Bmore on May 27, 2012 at 9:27 PM

It is a given that Trump is as big an egotist as the jug-eared Kenyan in the White House. Who cares?

Trump is also a successful businessman who, when you listen to him, finds serious fault in the way jug-ears has handled the economy. This is an economic election and Trump is one businessman of many who gives jug-ears a vote of no confidence. That is all that really matters.

Happy Nomad on May 27, 2012 at 9:36 PM

He will feign illness because he cannot win.

That is a fact that I’ve been flaunting since errr… Last year

Key West Reader on May 27, 2012 at 9:26 PM

..that will certainly be one for the books. D’ya think? It is a meme (and I mean no disrespect) by one of the commenters over on Pajamas Media for a long time. He swears by the fact that Obama will stand down when during the heat of battle.

Of course, with all of the roof hits that guy took back at Punahou, I am surprised he can even add up his golf score let alone compute his Profit-to-Earnings ratio.

The War Planner on May 27, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Profit-to-Earnings ratio == exactly 1.0, of course.

The War Planner on May 27, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Romney often reminds those voters that he likes Obama, too.

He better not start acting like McPain. Then he will lose.

Mirimichi on May 27, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Now imagine a Romney White House.

I do. Even at its worse it has to be better than an obama White House at its best.

Flora Duh on May 27, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Your opinion on this mater is as that of a sheep and a mouse.

VorDaj on May 27, 2012 at 9:35 PM

I respect the opinions of sheep and mice more than I do birthers,

annoyinglittletwerp on May 27, 2012 at 9:38 PM

He better not start acting like McPain. Then he will lose.

Mirimichi on May 27, 2012 at 9:37 PM

..has not so far.

The War Planner on May 27, 2012 at 9:38 PM

I’m supporting Mitt-but he’d do well to stay clear of birthers like trump(all birthers , actually).

annoyinglittletwerp on May 27, 2012 at 9:15 PM

I am not a Birther, but I honestly do not think that this is going to hurt Romney. Trump is a very well known personality and Birtherism is not the only thing people associate with him. He has been around a long time.

Terrye on May 27, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Did you see that Newport Beach sent a $30,000+ bill to the Obama campaign for all the extra police, etc they had to have for him to attend a fundraiser. Good for them.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2150586/Affluent-California-town-wants-Obama-pay-35-000-security-lavish-fundraiser.html?ITO=1490

gophergirl on May 27, 2012 at 9:38 PM

IlikedAUH2O on May 27, 2012 at 9:31 PM

You know, Obama is a lock-n-lose.

That’s a fact.

What we need to be thinking about is what needs to be done after he’s gone. There is so much to do. So much damage has been done to our Nation, our People, our Youth, our Future.

Damn. FUBO!

Key West Reader on May 27, 2012 at 9:39 PM

This will be a lotta’ fun. Trump is very entertaining…

OmahaConservative on May 27, 2012 at 9:10 PM

..everyone slams him as a loudmouth, but what if he actually starts bloviating about Obama’s failed economic policies? Do you suppose that their campaign will be so ready to take him on?

I agree, OC, it will be fun.

The War Planner on May 27, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Let’s see what the man says/does first. Maybe he’ll actually be helpful or maybe he’ll turn into a liberal plant.

He has a platform and those addicted to the electronic teat might actually learn something if Trump goes on about economics.

I’m holding judgment until he actually opens his mouth, which shouldn’t be long.

kim roy on May 27, 2012 at 9:39 PM

What?

Terrye on May 27, 2012 at 9:35 PM

it fits into obamas race/class warfare rhetoric like a glove. he’s been dreaming of romney running against him for the past 2 years.

renalin on May 27, 2012 at 9:39 PM

gophergirl on May 27, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Lolz! I love that. I always loved Newport Beach, one of my favorite Orange County cities…

OmahaConservative on May 27, 2012 at 9:40 PM

What’s the big deal about someone thinking Obama was born in Kenya or Mars?

Buddahpundit on May 27, 2012 at 9:35 PM

You might want to look at the few requirements in the US Constitution necessary to qualify for the Presidency. It is a big deal. Made bigger by Obama’s refusing to give a full vetting of his life before he was a comminity agitator in Chicago.

Happy Nomad on May 27, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Did you see that Newport Beach sent a $30,000+ bill to the Obama campaign for all the extra police, etc they had to have for him to attend a fundraiser. Good for them.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2150586/Affluent-California-town-wants-Obama-pay-35-000-security-lavish-fundraiser.html?ITO=1490

gophergirl on May 27, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Noted that UK has to give us our news.

kim roy on May 27, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Terrye on May 27, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Terry-I’ve NEVER been a big fan of ‘The Donald’.
Even if he wasn’t a birther, I still wouldn’t like him.
Texas Primary is on Tuesday. Go Mitt. Go Ted!

annoyinglittletwerp on May 27, 2012 at 9:42 PM

two filthy rich white elitists rubbing shoulders. optics? not to worry he’s not obama.

renalin on May 27, 2012 at 9:33 PM

And how did they get filthy rich?
By creating jobs….simple answer.

How did Obama get rich?
By offering false Hope…..

Electrongod on May 27, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Todd Rundgren – Love Is The Answer

the new aesthetic on May 27, 2012 at 9:42 PM

gophergirl on May 27, 2012 at 9:38 PM

We don’t need to worry about Obaka (ladyingray), we need to figure out how we’ll start to rebuild.

Where do we start?

My thought, first and foremost is restoring Dignity. I think Mitt Romney and Ann Romney can take that first step.

Key West Reader on May 27, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Good for them.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2150586/Affluent-California-town-wants-Obama-pay-35-000-security-lavish-fundraiser.html?ITO=1490

gophergirl on May 27, 2012 at 9:38 PM

..hey, that’s just up the road from me. Pretty high rent district and a lot of those folks are not exactly in love with Obama. Frankly, I wonder who in that crowd would host that slimeball’s fundraiser anyway.

Takes all kinds, I suppose.

The War Planner on May 27, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Want a little fun? Compare the comments from this thread from about a year ago with what we’ll be reading in this present thread. Here’s an example:

Not in so many words, but yeah. Trump is poison to liberals, he’s poison to independents, and he’s poisonous to those conservatives who actually examine people instead of placing on a pedestal anyone who’s “takin’ it to Obama.”

You know who you are.

KingGold on June 1, 2011 at 9:10 AM

Think about it though – the very people who cried ‘purge victim!’ and ‘purity tests are wrong!’ over the Christine O’Donnell fiasco are the same ones wringing their hands over Palin having dinner with Trump, as though that somehow makes her a birther.

Purge, indeed.

You can’t have it both ways.

*where’s my “eyeroll” smilie when I need it*

fossten on June 1, 2011 at 11:50 AM

It’s amusing to me that people will adopt a zero tolerance hard line when it comes to Palin’s actions, whilst simultaneously winking at the flaws of candidates like Romney and T-Paw.

fossten on June 1, 2011 at 10:24 AM

Fair enough, but I think I see Romney’s flaws with great clarity. Pawlenty not so much; I have been giving him a lot of leeway. And maybe I’m a snob, but to me Trump is the political equivalent of trailer trash, and I wouldn’t touch him with a long pole.

Jaibones on June 1, 2011 at 12:49 PM

ddrintn on May 27, 2012 at 9:43 PM

it fits into obamas race/class warfare rhetoric like a glove. he’s been dreaming of romney running against him for the past 2 years.

renalin on May 27, 2012 at 9:39 PM

I am not so sure about that. No matter who had won the primary the Democrats would have found a way to use demagoguery to run this election. Imagine Santorum and the whole contraception issue. Or Cain and the war on Women. And so forth.

Trump might be a rich guy, but he is a rich guy most Americans actually like.

Terrye on May 27, 2012 at 9:44 PM

dang Kenyans never work a day in their lives

Slade73 on May 27, 2012 at 9:44 PM

I respect the opinions of sheep and mice more than I do birthers,

annoyinglittletwerp on May 27, 2012 at 9:38 PM

I believe you and that was exactly my point. Now why don’t you take a break and go make yourself a nice grass and cheese sandwich.

VorDaj on May 27, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Lolz! I love that. I always loved Newport Beach, one of my favorite Orange County cities…

OmahaConservative on May 27, 2012 at 9:40 PM

..you migrated from San Diego to Omaha, right? Did you ever remember the Rueben E. Lee?

The War Planner on May 27, 2012 at 9:45 PM

gophergirl on May 27, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Noted that UK has to give us our news.

kim roy on May 27, 2012 at 9:41 PM

You noticed that too, eh?

Flora Duh on May 27, 2012 at 9:45 PM

ddrintn on May 27, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Imagine that, you found a way to drag Palin into this…shocking.

Terrye on May 27, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Ikim roy on May 27, 2012 at 9:39 PM

I don’t know Donald personally but I have been close enough.

OMG — Trump is not my fav. BUT HE WILL NOT LET YOU GUYS DOWN!!!

Ha — He is more conservative than most of you although it is a pragmatic brand with a lot of Atlas Shrugged.

HE IS WORSE THAN THEY THINK!

I just got a email knocking Trump. The libs will be ready. The R’s never are. The attack line is he went bust too often and inherited his $. Look up how T finished a skating rink. His dad was not that rich according to him.

IlikedAUH2O on May 27, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Takes all kinds, I suppose.

The War Planner on May 27, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Wonder if the campaign will pay. Betcha they don’t.

gophergirl on May 27, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Happy Nomad on May 27, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Pretty much my way of seeing it also. Sorry about leaving off the ™. The 0 Economy™.

Bmore on May 27, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Noted that UK has to give us our news.

kim roy on May 27, 2012 at 9:41 PM

You noticed that too, eh?

Flora Duh on May 27, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Well in all fairness HuffPo had a link too but I didn’t want to give them the traffic.

gophergirl on May 27, 2012 at 9:48 PM

..you migrated from San Diego to Omaha, right? Did you ever remember the Rueben E. Lee?

The War Planner on May 27, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Yep & yep…

OmahaConservative on May 27, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Todd Rundgren – Love Is The Answer

the new aesthetic on May 27, 2012 at 9:42 PM

; )

Bmore on May 27, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Wonder if the campaign will pay. Betcha they don’t.

gophergirl on May 27, 2012 at 9:47 PM

..you got a safe bet there. If they run biz like Obama does, they’ll stiff NPB.

The War Planner on May 27, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Those who are as mice and sheep have by their nature already implicitly done so, but will everyone else please raise your right hand and repeat after me. All together now.

I pledge allegiance, and my life and whatever is left of my liberty and my dignity, to all Birth Certificates or Certifications, or PDFs of same, layered or unlayered, pitched or kerned whichever which way, that Dear Leader Emperor Barack Hussein Louie Hugo Benito Isuzu Obama has now, ever has had or ever will have, and to fully trust that at least one of them is somewhat valid in at least one of the 57 states, or at least legible, and that Dear Leader Emperor Barack Hussein Louie Hugo Benito Isuzu Obama is a non-caesarian and hence natural born citizen of the third planet from the sun, one nation under Obama, invisible, with hope and change for all, except, of course, for Terry Lakin and Joe Arpio and Donald Trump and Jack Cashill and Nick Chase and Pieter Nosworthy and Cindy Simpson and Diana West and anyone who knows how to spell any of their names. Amen.

Doesn’t everyone feel much better? Yes, so now we can put this totally inconsequential matter completely to rest once and for all. Always trust Dear Leader Emperor Barack Hussein Louie Hugo Benito Isuzu Obama in everything he says and does even if the connection between what he says and does is not apparent to your lowly mind. He wouldn’t be doing what he is doing to whom he is doing it if he didn’t know where he was at when he was doing it or he wouldn’t be where he was at if he didn’t know what he was doing and to whom he was doing it to.

Cheshire Cat on May 27, 2012 at 9:49 PM

ddrintn on May 27, 2012 at 9:43 PM

You got any of my posts about “keep your eye on Evan Bayh?”\

……….

Obama will feign illness, Evan Bayh will partner with Hillary..

Oh, wait. Valerie Jarrett is running the show.

/Nevermind.

Key West Reader on May 27, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Yep & yep…

OmahaConservative on May 27, 2012 at 9:48 PM

..wow! You are really [almost] a SoCal native! Ever eat at Gullivers?

The War Planner on May 27, 2012 at 9:50 PM

If we elect Mitt Romney, remember this day when we knew for sure he would sell his soul to the highest bidder, no matter what that person stood for.

Umm… gay marriage for $15 million? Remember that? Remember Ramirez’ cartoon about it?

ted c on May 27, 2012 at 9:52 PM

In: Obama swooning with all of Hollyweird…

Out: Trump hanging with Romney….

hillsoftx on May 27, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Well stated. It is good that Romney does things that irritate the folks who know it all.

GaltBlvnAtty on May 27, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Hint: The Birther stuff is nothing! HE will turn the whole country into a vengeful profit machine. Think Elizabethan Britain.

I don’t think he has the successful exec gov’t experience of Governor Palin but he is an almost unnaturally strong, decisive and aggressive personality. Like a negative of BHO.

You watch. Thanks.

IlikedAUH2O on May 27, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Donald Trump is working for Obama… I don’t understand how Romney and his Team don’t understand this. It’s quite amazing.

ninjapirate on May 27, 2012 at 9:52 PM

The War Planner on May 27, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Yes. And the REL was a fun experience. Anthony’s at the harbor was one of my faves. I hate calamari but would eat it there…

OmahaConservative on May 27, 2012 at 9:52 PM

..has not so far.

The War Planner on May 27, 2012 at 9:38 PM

This is true, and its why I’m really warming up to him. I just don’t want him to go off message one little iota.

O/T – Over on Drudge, Sheriff Joe isn’t happy with the “proof” sent to Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett affirming Obama’s birth in HI.

Mirimichi on May 27, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Umm… gay marriage for $15 million? Remember that? Remember Ramirez’ cartoon about it?

ted c on May 27, 2012 at 9:52 PM

right? Obama never sells out…sure

Slade73 on May 27, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Well let the vetting began …….. I saw a high times cover with Bammy’s picture on it……hilarious ….

angrymike on May 27, 2012 at 9:54 PM

ddrintn on May 27, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Imagine that, you found a way to drag Palin into this…shocking.

Terrye on May 27, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Well, it did happen. There was a lot of handwringing over Palin having pizza with the guy from a lot of the same people who are praising Trump now as a good possible asset to Romney’s campaign. Want to deny that?

ddrintn on May 27, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Donald Trump is working for Obama… I don’t understand how Romney and his Team don’t understand this. It’s quite amazing.

ninjapirate on May 27, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Nah.

Key West Reader on May 27, 2012 at 9:55 PM


Yes, so now we can put this totally inconsequential matter completely to rest once and for all. Always trust Dear Leader Emperor Barack Hussein Louie Hugo Benito Isuzu Obama in everything he says and does even if the connection between what he says and does is not apparent to your lowly mind.

Cheshire Cat on May 27, 2012 at 9:49 PM

..take your point; wouldn’t it be funny, like, if Obama was voted out and two years later we found out that he really was NOT an American citizen?

Wouldn’t that be like — I dunno — baseball batting records expunged for a player using a corked bat or something?

Is there something I can take to eradicate my memory of the last four years?

*adjusts tin foil hat*

The War Planner on May 27, 2012 at 9:55 PM

The Mittens campaign was going aghast when this guy was running himself, now they are all chums.

promachus on May 27, 2012 at 9:56 PM

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