Quotes of the day

posted at 10:53 pm on May 29, 2012 by Allahpundit

It was supposed to be a day of triumph for Mitt Romney, when he would at last formally claim the Republican presidential nomination with a victory in the Texas primary. And Mr. Romney was to focus attention on an aggressive new attack on President Obama, highlighting the White House’s role in backing failed companies like Solyndra.

Instead, Tuesday was hijacked by Donald J. Trump

With Mr. Trump, the Romney campaign privately maintains an attitude of quiet exasperation and good-natured eye-rolling, but it is reluctant to criticize him publicly. He is a prolific fund-raiser and willing surrogate whose fame and following can marshal both top-dollar and small-money donors…

Many Republicans have questioned whether Mr. Trump is worth the headache. “I’ve always thought Romney would gain a lot more mileage by stiff-arming Trump,” said Mark McKinnon, a Republican strategist. “I think who Romney stands with says a lot about what he’ll stand for. Associating with Trump seems to only reinforce the narrative on Romney that Team Obama wants to push. Which is that Romney is an out-of-touch rich guy without any real core, which means he’ll associate with anyone if he thinks it will further his ambition.”

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As early as February 1967 – a year before the first 1968 presidential primary – some newspapers were raising questions as to whether George Romney’s place of birth [in Mexico] disqualified him from the presidency.

By May 1967, U.S. congressman Emmanuel Celler, a Democrat who chaired the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, was expressing “serious doubts” about George Romney’s eligibility…

“I am a natural born citizen. My parents were American citizens. I was a citizen at birth,” he said, according to a typewritten statement found in his archives…

In a paper in November aimed at clarifying presidential eligibility, the Congressional Research Service declared that the practical, legal meaning of “natural born citizen” would “most likely include” not only anyone born on U.S. soil but anyone born overseas of at least one parent who was a U.S. citizen.

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“Governor Romney is not distracted, the Republican party is not distracted,” Gingrich said when asked about Trump’s claims that Obama was not born in the United States might not serve Romney’s candidacy well. “We believe this is an American born, job killing president.”

“Other people may believe that he was born somewhere else and still kills jobs, but that’s an argument over background,” said Gingrich, speaking in the lobby of the Trump International Hotel where he will attend a fundraiser expected to raise more than $2 million for Romney’s campaign.

“I’m happy to say I believe he was born in Hawaii,” Gingrich said.

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As Romney continued to attack the president as “hostile” to business, he veered into new territory, passing along the story of a restaurant owner he met with in a closed-door roundtable who suggested adding a new provision to the constitutional requirements of the presidency: time in business.

“I’d like to have a provision in the Constitution that in addition to the age of the president and the citizenship of the president and the birthplace of the president being set by the Constitution, I’d like it also to say that the president has to spend at least three years working in business before he could become President of the United States,” Romney quoted the restauranteur as saying. “You see then he or she would understand that the policies they’re putting in place have to encourage small business, make it easier for business to grow.”

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But the putative GOP presidential nominee’s proximity to America’s most famous birther is important in another symbolic way. Romney, even as he should be redirecting his campaign toward to the political middle after the primary yanked him to the right, is still trying to instill excitement among conservatives at the risk of alienating moderates.

Trump is far from a conservative icon, but his brash, tough-talking style drew enough GOP support that he briefly led the presidential primary field last year. That popularity isn’t lost on the Romney campaign which, eager to attract more grassroots support, is tempting small-dollar contributors with an offer to have dinner with him and the business magnate. The Republican rank-and-file might not quite be as excited about the prospect for a dinner-date with Romney alone…

That political dilemma for Romney is one that could repeat itself through Election Day. Next week, it could mean standing with evangelical leaders to denounce Planned Parenthood’s federal funding. In a month, he might have to deliver a speech to fiscal hawks touting the virtues of Rep. Paul Ryan’s Medicare proposal. And before Election Day, he could visit the country’s border Arizona to reaffirm support for his hardline immigration agenda.

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Via BuzzFeed.

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Ssshhhhh…

… I’m reading before I comment.

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Seven Percent Solution on May 29, 2012 at 10:54 PM

7%!

Lanceman on May 29, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Bishop!

Who is John Galt on May 29, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Holy crap! What are the odds!

Lanceman on May 29, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Birther!!

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Electrongod on May 29, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Anybody but Obama…

Khun Joe on May 29, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Anybody but Obama…

Khun Joe on May 29, 2012 at 10:56 PM

^^^^^^^:)

Me likey…

Electrongod on May 29, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Holy crap! What are the odds!

Lanceman on May 29, 2012 at 10:55 PM

:)

Seven Percent Solution on May 29, 2012 at 10:57 PM

“I’d like to have a provision in the Constitution that in addition to the age of the president and the citizenship of the president and the birthplace of the president being set by the Constitution, I’d like it also to say that the president has to spend at least three years working in business before he could become President of the United States,” Romney quoted the restauranteur as saying. “You see then he or she would understand that the policies they’re putting in place have to encourage small business, make it easier for business to grow.”

Well that is discriminating against…

Libs….
And OWS.

Electrongod on May 29, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Birther!!

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Electrongod on May 29, 2012 at 10:55 PM

…ohhhh l o r d…not another night!

KOOLAID2 on May 29, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Yawn

txmomof6 on May 29, 2012 at 10:59 PM

so romney is trying to garner grassroots support by glomming onto crony capitalist trump?

that was his reason for latching onto the bombastic birther? really?

renalin on May 29, 2012 at 11:00 PM

…ohhhh l o r d…not another night!

KOOLAID2 on May 29, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Did I need two //

:)

Ah he||…
Lest see what happens…

Electrongod on May 29, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Yawn

txmomof6 on May 29, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Txmomof3 would never yawn!

Lanceman on May 29, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Dewhurst/Cruz run-off. Yea!

annoyinglittletwerp on May 29, 2012 at 11:01 PM

lonesome cur

Bmore on May 29, 2012 at 11:04 PM

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell Calls Donald Trump The “Pied Piper of American Racism

Desperation this early?

JPeterman on May 29, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Larry may want to tone it down just a fuzz,I think Trump brings just a fuzz more $$$ into NBC than he does…

Tim Zank on May 29, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Ssshhhhh…

… I’m reading before I comment.

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Seven Percent Solution on May 29, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Well, how’d it work out for ya?

Bmore on May 29, 2012 at 11:05 PM

The DNC will betray you..:)

Lanceman on May 29, 2012 at 11:06 PM

“We believe this is an American born, job killing president.”…

OK, I think I am putting that quote on a t-shirt. The only question is whether to add the next line: “Other people may believe that he was born somewhere else and still kills jobs, but that’s an argument over background.” I’m thinking maybe both lines to get the full effect.

msmveritas on May 29, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Well, how’d it work out for ya?

Bmore on May 29, 2012 at 11:05 PM

He’s way behind….
Ad lib, I say…

Electrongod on May 29, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Trump is making all the right pigs squealing.

SouthernGent on May 29, 2012 at 11:08 PM

lonesome cur

Bmore on May 29, 2012 at 11:04 PM

My first image…

Electrongod on May 29, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Trump is making all the right pigs squealing.

SouthernGent on May 29, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Crap! I better check on Arnold Ziffel.

Lanceman on May 29, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Larry may want to tone it down just a fuzz,I think Trump brings just a fuzz more $$$ into NBC than he does…

Tim Zank on May 29, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Well if that’s the case, things just got more interesting and entertaining.

JPeterman on May 29, 2012 at 11:10 PM

ASHLEY PARKER

“Once you get past Trump’s hair,” Mr. Godwin said, “there is no substance.”

Tuesday was hijacked by Donald J. Trump…

Kinda like Dr Telsa does on threads here Allah?

Bmore on May 29, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Treacher has it 100% right. The Kenya topic is a lie by Obama – he is the first and biggest birther and s/b held to account.

It is not Trumps problem that Obama lied for all those years.

VDH is even better than usual, if that’s even possible.

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2012 at 11:10 PM

“I’m happy to say I believe he was born in Hawaii,” Gingrich said.

I’m happy to stipulate that point for this election but, in our increasingly global society, I think that there should be some process where a candidate has to prove his/her eligibilty for the Presidency. And it should be done at the federal level so that the candidates do not have to prove their eligibility through the processes of 50 different states (57 if you are Obama).

Happy Nomad on May 29, 2012 at 11:10 PM

My first image…

Electrongod on May 29, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Thanks from your favorite punk. ; )

Bmore on May 29, 2012 at 11:11 PM

…not Trump’s problem

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Txmomof3 would never yawn!

Lanceman on May 29, 2012 at 11:01 PM

She has half the kids so she must have twice the energy…;)

txmomof6 on May 29, 2012 at 11:11 PM

JPeterman on May 29, 2012 at 10:59 PM

I wonder if O’Donnell has gone a single day this year without using some form of the word “racist”? It’s funny, really. He probably thinks it will win people over to his point of view.

I also wonder how many people other than committed Obama supporters are not sick of the word racist being used as a political club. 0%?

jaime on May 29, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Thanks from your favorite punk. ; )

Bmore on May 29, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Was that punk???

Just looked it up…

Could be…
But it was the First Punk
:)

Electrongod on May 29, 2012 at 11:14 PM

But it was the First Punk
:)

Electrongod on May 29, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Nope, I’m a punk, just ask around, they’ll tell ya so. ; )

Bmore on May 29, 2012 at 11:16 PM

gotta love how AP willingly obliges Obama by bringing up the latest shiny object

commodore on May 29, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Jon Corzine

Flora Duh on May 29, 2012 at 11:18 PM

said Mark McKinnon, a Republican strategist. “I think who Romney stands with says a lot about what he’ll stand for. Associating with Trump seems to only reinforce the narrative on Romney that Team Obama wants to push.”

Mark McKinnon please reinsert your spine! I mean really, associating with Trump is bad, but associating with Wright or Ayers is something just super and is an issue that shold bever be raised!

Roymunson on May 29, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Nope, I’m a punk, just ask around, they’ll tell ya so. ; )

Bmore on May 29, 2012 at 11:16 PM

You and I would have got along in High School…

Along with Mitt :)

Electrongod on May 29, 2012 at 11:18 PM

gotta love how AP willingly obliges Obama by bringing up the latest shiny object

commodore on May 29, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Does this mean AP could really be a crow?

Bmore on May 29, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Sorry to see the Pole thread put to bed…

OmahaConservative on May 29, 2012 at 11:19 PM

What is better for a sinus head ache, alka seltzer or Advil?

SparkPlug on May 29, 2012 at 11:20 PM

…it’s the ECONOMY stupid…!!!

KOOLAID2 on May 29, 2012 at 11:20 PM

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell Calls Donald Trump The “Pied Piper of American Racism

Desperation this early?

JPeterman on May 29, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Wow what an angry white man MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell is. Any any relation to Rosie O’Donnell?

Roymunson on May 29, 2012 at 11:21 PM

…it’s the ECONOMY stupid…!!!

KOOLAID2 on May 29, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Darn….

Reality….

Can’t disagree my friend…

Electrongod on May 29, 2012 at 11:22 PM

What is better for a sinus head ache, alka seltzer or Advil?

SparkPlug on May 29, 2012 at 11:20 PM

…whatever JugEars rolls?

KOOLAID2 on May 29, 2012 at 11:22 PM

…whatever JugEars rolls?

KOOLAID2 on May 29, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Dog burritos? Dog Calzone?

SparkPlug on May 29, 2012 at 11:25 PM

…whatever JugEars rolls?

KOOLAID2 on May 29, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Whoa….

What jugEars did back in the day is suck excess smoke off an upholstery roof..

He was…and still is…a leach…

Electrongod on May 29, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Mark Hosenball

Spoken with a heavy NJ accent.

How you birthers doing?

Bmore on May 29, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Speaking of Green acres didn’t zha zha have some major cleavage? Or was that Hooterville?

SparkPlug on May 29, 2012 at 11:27 PM

What is better for a sinus head ache, alka seltzer or Advil?

SparkPlug on May 29, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Tylenol Sinus is great, but if you don’t want to go out and get some tonight go with the Advil.

txmomof6 on May 29, 2012 at 11:28 PM

The Donald is a cut above.

T-Rump.

profitsbeard on May 29, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Speaking of Green acres didn’t zha zha have some major cleavage? Or was that Hooterville?

SparkPlug on May 29, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Was that zha zha?

Electrongod on May 29, 2012 at 11:29 PM

In a paper in November aimed at clarifying presidential eligibility, the Congressional Research Service declared that the practical, legal meaning of “natural born citizen” would “most likely include” not only anyone born on U.S. soil but anyone born overseas of at least one parent who was a U.S. citizen.

I think I’ve seen that hobo walking around DC. He’s got this cardboard box he sets up with “Congressional Research Service” written on it. He gets to call everyone “birther”.

Buddahpundit on May 29, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Ok who was hotter, Ginger on Gilligans island or Jeanie on I dream of Jeanie?

SparkPlug on May 29, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Ok who was hotter, Ginger on Gilligans island or Jeanie on I dream of Jeanie?

SparkPlug on May 29, 2012 at 11:30 PM

My vote is for Jeanie…

Frekin’ a bombshell that would make my mom blush….

Electrongod on May 29, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Ok who was hotter, Ginger on Gilligans island or Jeanie on I dream of Jeanie?

SparkPlug on May 29, 2012 at 11:30 PM

The one in the bottle.

Bmore on May 29, 2012 at 11:31 PM

txmomof6 on May 29, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Thank you so much. I will pop an Advil before my head explodes from sinus pressure. You are a kind and caring person.

SparkPlug on May 29, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Ok who was hotter, Ginger on Gilligans island or Jeanie on I dream of Jeanie?

SparkPlug on May 29, 2012 at 11:30 PM

MaryAnn…

OmahaConservative on May 29, 2012 at 11:32 PM

The one in the bottle.

Bmore on May 29, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Not for long….

Or maybe that’s the catch..?

Electrongod on May 29, 2012 at 11:33 PM

““We believe this is an American born, job killing president.”… Newt

:)

Seven Percent Solution on May 29, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Emily Friedman

The gentle sound of the last grasp at straws. Funny! Surprised it got this much airtime. Its not like Rmoney™ ate dog when he was a kid or something.

Bmore on May 29, 2012 at 11:34 PM

MaryAnn…

OmahaConservative on May 29, 2012 at 11:32 PM

+1000

someone to show mama…

But she had bad taste…

The Mosquitos?

Electrongod on May 29, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Bmore on May 29, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Yep. I don’t know how she could squeeze herself into that bottle with those jugs.
Maybe it wasn’t a bottle but a jug. Lol

Anyway thinking about it takes the pain away from my sinus headache but I will pop an Advil also.

SparkPlug on May 29, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Sorry to see the Pole thread put to bed…

OmahaConservative on May 29, 2012 at 11:19 PM

….not to worry O C…we have Barrack as President!….Remember “Borat”…the goof from Kazakhstan that was discovering America…we have “Barrack”…nothing is in bed here for too long with our goof!

KOOLAID2 on May 29, 2012 at 11:37 PM

The GOP will betray you!!..:)

Dire Straits on May 29, 2012 at 11:38 PM

OmahaConservative on May 29, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Actually you are spot on. MaryAnn was the real deal. Country girls rule.

SparkPlug on May 29, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Trump is making all the right pigs squealing.

SouthernGent on May 29, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Sure is. The Greta segment tonight was a classic.

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Dire Straits on May 29, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Haha. Lolz. The thread is now complete. It would be a shocker if Dave ever showed up.

SparkPlug on May 29, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Anybody But Obama bears repeating.

FlatFoot on May 29, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Actually you are spot on. MaryAnn was the real deal. Country girls rule.

SparkPlug on May 29, 2012 at 11:38 PM

And trustworthy…

Unlike Ginger…

Electrongod on May 29, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Garrett Haake

Rmoney™, its just business. The 0 Economy™ weeps silently. But hey its not like 0 refereed to Polish Death Camps or something. That apparently was 0′s pleasure.

Bmore on May 29, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Desperation this early?

JPeterman on May 29, 2012 at 10:59 PM

You should see him the night of Nov. 6, 2012, unless Portman is the VP. In that case it will be Dull ‘n Duller.

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Actually you are spot on. MaryAnn was the real deal. Country girls rule.

SparkPlug on May 29, 2012 at 11:38 PM

And trustworthy…

Unlike Ginger…

Electrongod on May 29, 2012 at 11:41 PM

MaryAnn would never betray you.

SparkPlug on May 29, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Is this the hate speech being allowed now? What next? Turning a blind eye to calling him a n-gger?

inthemiddle on May 29, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Did you just call someone a vile racist name on this board?

Bmore on May 29, 2012 at 11:43 PM

‘O, brother’: Obama thinks he’s your keeper

Seven Percent Solution on May 29, 2012 at 11:44 PM

You should see him the night of Nov. 6, 2012, unless Portman is the VP. In that case it will be Dull ‘n Duller.

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2012 at 11:42 PM

I’m ready for some dull, aren’t you?

JPeterman on May 29, 2012 at 11:44 PM

MaryAnn was the sweetie you’d take home to mama…

OmahaConservative on May 29, 2012 at 11:45 PM

MaryAnn would never betray you.

SparkPlug on May 29, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Then the GOP……

Is Egor….???

*Must have watched G-Island to know*

Electrongod on May 29, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Easy there, pilgrim — don’t let your glee bigotry get the best of you :)

FlatFoot on May 29, 2012 at 11:44 PM

FIFY

inthemiddle on May 29, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Did you just call someone a vile racist name on this board?

Bmore on May 29, 2012 at 11:43 PM

No, but your buddy tomdaschle called the POTUS a vile, homophobic name.

inthemiddle on May 29, 2012 at 11:47 PM

I’m ready for some dull, aren’t you?

JPeterman on May 29, 2012 at 11:44 PM

No – I want someone like West – on Greta tonight – telling the Obama camp and the Pakistanis how it really is.

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Bmore on May 29, 2012 at 11:43 PM

I already reported it to the moderators.

jaime on May 29, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Alex Roarty

“Romney won’t lose the election because of Trump. But the forces that have compelled him to join forces with the controversial celebrity just might.”

Sounds like wishful thinking to me Alex. Would it be okay if Rmoney™ starts hanging with Soros?

Bmore on May 29, 2012 at 11:49 PM

No, but your buddy tomdaschle called the POTUS a vile, homophobic name.

inthemiddle on May 29, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Get Fluked

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Is this the hate speech being allowed now? What next? Turning a blind eye to calling him a n-gger?

inthemiddle on May 29, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Whip the tears from your eyes…

Geez. man..

Get a frekin’ life….

Electrongod on May 29, 2012 at 11:49 PM

I already reported it to the moderators.

jaime on May 29, 2012 at 11:48 PM

But you didn’t report the homophobe? Typical.

inthemiddle on May 29, 2012 at 11:49 PM

No, but your buddy tomdaschle called the POTUS a vile, homophobic name.

inthemiddle on May 29, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Mommy and Daddy were incorrect when they taught you that two wrongs make a right.

jaime on May 29, 2012 at 11:50 PM

No, but your buddy tomdaschle called the POTUS a vile, homophobic name.

inthemiddle on May 29, 2012 at 11:47 PM

I think tom may be gay.

Bmore on May 29, 2012 at 11:50 PM

inthemiddle on May 29, 2012 at 11:40 PM

You called him that, not anyone else. Your games are disgusting and we’re no longer playing them.

We’re not racists. You can say anything you want.

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Get Fluked

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2012 at 11:49 PM

I couldn’t of said it better…

:)

Electrongod on May 29, 2012 at 11:51 PM

But you didn’t report the homophobe? Typical.

inthemiddle on May 29, 2012 at 11:49 PM

And your evidence is what, jagoff?

jaime on May 29, 2012 at 11:51 PM

I am outta’ this thread. I have to bury a loved one tomorrow. My cousins cousin..

OmahaConservative on May 29, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Lefties are for free speech ONLY when they make it.

Get Fluked, not in a good way.

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Romney is all style and bad substance. That’s going to be painfully clear next year.

rickv404 on May 29, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Electrongod on May 29, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Coming up I thought Colonel Klink’s secretary was hot!!..:)

Dire Straits on May 29, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Trump is making all the right pigs squealing.

SouthernGent on May 29, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Sure is. The Greta segment tonight was a classic.

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2012 at 11:40 PM

The birth certificate is the bait…

… and then Trump unloads on the economy and Obowma’s actual record.

Meanwhile…

… Newt has his jaws locked on Obowma’s leg.

All we need now is for the Romney’s Super PAC to unleash the full power of the Death Star…

Seven Percent Solution on May 29, 2012 at 11:53 PM

I couldn’t of said it better…

:)

Electrongod on May 29, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Well, I could – see 11:52. Didn’t want the gnat to enjoy it.

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2012 at 11:53 PM

inthemiddle on May 29, 2012 at 11:40 PM

My maiden name sounds an awful lot like that word-and I was being called it before I even knew what it meant.
You don’t have the right not to be offended. As I say to my son: Suck it up, princess.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 29, 2012 at 11:53 PM

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