Quotes of the day

posted at 10:33 pm on May 30, 2012 by Allahpundit

The Obama campaign is opening a new front in its war against GOP rival Mitt Romney, ABC News has learned, with planned attacks to begin this week on Romney’s record as governor of Massachusetts and the campaign promises Democrats say he left unfulfilled.

Team Obama will point to Romney’s rhetoric on job creation, size of government, education, deficits and taxes during the 2002 gubernatorial campaign and draw parallels with his presidential stump speeches of 2012. The goal is to illustrate that Romney has made the same promises before with unimpressive results, officials say…

The strategy is a shifting of gears for Team Obama which had spent the past few weeks hammering Romney for his business record at Bain Capital. The attacks had come under fire from some Democrats as being possibly too negative, too soon, while Republicans decried what they called a double standard for Obama’s treatment of private equity executives.

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Ah, charges of unfulfilled promises from President Barack “If I don’t have this done in three years, then this is going to be a one-term proposition” Obama, the man who pledged who cut the deficit in half in his first term, the man who criticized Hillary Clinton’s proposal for a mandate requiring Americans to purchase health insurance, is going to hit his opponent on broken promises.

Four years ago this week, Obama said — with profound humility, he assured us — that future generations would look back and say, “this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick, and jobs for the jobless, this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow, and the earth began to heal . . .” and now he tells us to beware of politicians bearing grandiose promises.

Obama 2012: Stick with the broken promises you know.

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“C’mon. Let’s get real,” an exasperated David Axelrod, Obama’s top campaign strategist, said when asked if Obama’s attacks are boomeranging. “Romney’s been beating us up in a very direct and personal way for a year. This is a guy who’s offering himself to the country as a kind of economic savior, as a wizard. It behooves us to pull the curtain back, and that’s what we’re going to do.”…

But several top Democrats interviewed by POLITICO said Obama’s recent attacks — including his long defense, at a press conference in Chicago last week, of his decision to target Bain — may further damage a hope-and-change persona already dented by three years of partisan combat and economic turmoil…

“Obama’s got this Reagan thing going, the 1983, 1984 dynamic — he’s personally popular even though people aren’t personally enthralled with his policies or performance,” said Frank Luntz, a veteran Republican pollster who thinks Romney’s lack of personal appeal guarantees a deadlocked race until the end. “But his campaign has gone very negative, and at some point, people are going to stop giving him the benefit of the doubt.”…

“The danger for Obama in these attacks on Romney is that he starts sounding like other pols, and people just start hitting the ‘mute’ button,” [Peter Brown] added. “When you stand behind the glass and watch a focus group, you hear independents say things like, ‘He seems like a nice guy, but why is he throwing all of these shots at Romney?’”

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The picture Heilemann draws is of [Obama] campaign managers whose assumptions have been proved wrong and who seem to be fooling themselves about what will work in the campaign.

One assumption that has been proved wrong is that the Obama campaign would raise $1 billion and that, as in 2008, far more money would be spent for Democrats than Republicans…

As for fooling themselves, I have to wonder whether the Obama people were spoofing Heilemann at points. He quotes Plouffe as saying. “Let’s be clear what [Romney] would do as president,” and then summarizes: “Potentially abortion will be criminalized. Women will be denied contraceptive services. He’s far right on immigration. He supports efforts to amend the Constitution to ban gay marriage.”

These claims don’t seem sustainable to me.

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Obama wants to cast Romney as a return to Bush. It’s nearly the only argument he knows how to make. Romney, in my opinion, should turn the tables on Obama and make Obama defend his continuation of Bush’s spending binge (If Romney wanted to be really cruel, he could make the case Obama has continued many of Bush’s counter-terror policies as well). Romney has the luxury of being the outsider. He can criticize both parties’ records over the last decade. The tea parties won’t complain. Neither will independents. And, so long as Romney is respectful in how he frames his criticisms of GOP spending under Bush, most rank and file Republicans and movement conservatives will probably applaud as well.

Meanwhile, watching Obama try to deal with an “anti-Bush” opponent will hilarious.

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“They are going after Solyndra,” he continued. “Americans don’t care. I’m sorry. I care about Solyndra, you care about Solyndra. Americans don’t care about Solyndra any more than they care about what Mitt Romney did 87 years ago with Bain Capital. They care about getting back to work, Carl. That’s a stupid ad.”

Bernstein agreed, adding that the ad reflects who Romney is: an opportunist.


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First! Eat it, you HotAirHeads!

Lanceman on May 30, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Gonna’ be real ugly…

OmahaConservative on May 30, 2012 at 10:35 PM

the campaign promises Democrats say he left unfulfilled.

That phrase works both ways.

itsnotaboutme on May 30, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Todd Rundgren – I Saw The Light

the new aesthetic on May 30, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Lanceman on May 30, 2012 at 10:34 PM

People still care about who has first? I thought HA was more mature than that.

nobar on May 30, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Didn’t calling first use to be a bannable/reprimandible offense back in 2007 or ’08 here?

OmahaConservative on May 30, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Four years ago this week, Obama said — with profound humility, he assured us — that future generations would look back and say, “this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick, and jobs for the jobless, this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow, and the earth began to heal . . .”

Anybody on our side that swallowed this crap should be kicked outta the party. My mouth was hangin’ open like a mongoloid idiot when I saw him say this.

Lanceman on May 30, 2012 at 10:37 PM

People still care about who has first? I thought HA was more mature than that.

nobar on May 30, 2012 at 10:37 PM

You ain’t been here long, have you. On QOTD, maturity goes right out the window.

Lanceman on May 30, 2012 at 10:38 PM

…JugEars wants to go against Mitt’s record as govenor vs. the Liar’s promises and record? …oooooookkkkkkaaaaaaay!

KOOLAID2 on May 30, 2012 at 10:38 PM

….

People still care about who has first? I thought HA was more mature than that.

nobar on May 30, 2012 at 10:37 PM

…I change my own diaper every time I do it!

KOOLAID2 on May 30, 2012 at 10:40 PM

…I change my own diaper every time I do it!

KOOLAID2 on May 30, 2012 at 10:40 PM

He needs to be more like his big brother, Rebar.

Lanceman on May 30, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Speaking of Romney…….

@GarrettNBCNews tweeted:

Sources close to fmr Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice say she will endorse Mitt Romney at a fundraiser in Hillsborough, CA tonight

Submitted 4 hours agofrom twitter.com/GarrettNBCNews by editor

canopfor on May 30, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Massachusetts had to live with a 4.7% unemployment rate!

Think of all of those suffering people who had to work instead of getting those super cool food stamps and awesome funemployment checks.

And has there been even one campaign promise Barack Obama didn’t keep?

Or is that kept?

NoDonkey on May 30, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Didn’t calling first use to be a bannable/reprimandible offense back in 2007 or ’08 here?

OmahaConservative on May 30, 2012 at 10:37 PM

…about the time JugEars came on the scene…mmmmm

KOOLAID2 on May 30, 2012 at 10:42 PM

First! Eat it, you HotAirHeads!

Lanceman on May 30, 2012 at 10:34 PM

What? Don’t think so.

Bishop on May 30, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Obama wants to cast Romney as a return to Bush.

Little Bammie’s problem is that President George W. Bush is looking better every day.

slickwillie2001 on May 30, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Stephanie Cutter’s nose REALLY grew, in that video.
.

People still care about who has first? I thought HA was more mature than that.

nobar on May 30, 2012 at 10:37 PM

.
Nyaah nyaah de boo boo.

listens2glenn on May 30, 2012 at 10:43 PM

The Obama campaign is opening a new front in its war against GOP rival Mitt Romney, ABC News has learned, with planned attacks to begin this week on Romney’s record as governor of Massachusetts and the campaign promises Democrats say he left unfulfilled.

Ok, that explains the opening salvos of that offensive I saw in comments on a Romney thread in a San Francisco Chronicle website article. That was exactly the angle two commenters were using and I had not seen that angle before so those two must have been fairly well “connected” or unusually well-informed to start hammering that drum today.

But if Obama starts making a campaign out of campaign promises broken, that is going to blow up right in his face.

crosspatch on May 30, 2012 at 10:43 PM

canopfor on May 30, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Any bets that Colin Powell abstains from endorsing this year?

Lanceman on May 30, 2012 at 10:44 PM

What? Don’t think so.

Bishop on May 30, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Just this once. I’ll never do it again.

Lanceman on May 30, 2012 at 10:44 PM

A quarter million jobs were created in the “clean energy” sector? I’m thinking the clean energy sector now includes people standing in line at the local food shelf because there’s no way to square that circle.

Bishop on May 30, 2012 at 10:46 PM

KOOLAID2 on May 30, 2012 at 10:42 PM

I was first in several threads today and never pointed it out. I’ve been posting here for years and remember when people got censured for it when Michele Malkin/Boss Emeritus owned the joint…

OmahaConservative on May 30, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Obama wants to cast Romney as a return to Bush.

We should be so lucky!

Laura in Maryland on May 30, 2012 at 10:47 PM

‘First’ at HA only counts on page 5.

You done been Bishoped.

tom daschle concerned on May 30, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Lanceman on May 30, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Nope, once his mask slipped he was outed…

OmahaConservative on May 30, 2012 at 10:48 PM

If they could use “Solar” to pop popcorn they would have something

koaiko on May 30, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Laura in Maryland on May 30, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Amen, darlin’

OmahaConservative on May 30, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Didn’t calling first use to be a bannable/reprimandible offense back in 2007 or ’08 here?

OmahaConservative on May 30, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Seriously? Is this really true?

Seems pretty innocent, why would it really be such a big deal?

LevinFan on May 30, 2012 at 10:51 PM

The Obama campaign is opening a new front in its war against GOP rival Mitt Romney, ABC News has learned
=========================================

It appears,that the Hopey Information Ministry is becoming selective as to who is gonna know what!!

@ShawnaNBCNews tweeted:

According to WH pool, POTUS/FLOTUS rolling to somewhere unknown where we’ve been told no news will happen & we won’t be allowed to cover it.

Submitted 8 hours agofrom twitter.com/ShawnaNBCNews by editor

canopfor on May 30, 2012 at 10:51 PM

What? Don’t think so.

Bishop on May 30, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Just this once. I’ll never do it again.

Lanceman on May 30, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Yea, give him a break…. Then it will have to be given to
KOOLAID2, BMore, Electrongod and on and on…….

Barred on May 30, 2012 at 10:51 PM

The Obama campaign is opening a new front in its war against GOP rival Mitt Romney, ABC News has learned, with planned attacks to begin this week on Romney’s record as governor of Massachusetts and the campaign promises Democrats say he left unfulfilled.

Still waiting for the seas to recede.

stldave on May 30, 2012 at 10:52 PM

“They are going after Solyndra,” he continued. “Americans don’t care. I’m sorry. I care about Solyndra, you care about Solyndra. Americans don’t care about Solyndra any more than they care about what Mitt Romney did 87 years ago with Bain Capital. They care about getting back to work, Carl. That’s a stupid ad.”

When it’s your money being spent down the toilet, you’ll probably give a damn (and rightfully so).

nobar on May 30, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Four years ago this week, Obama said — with profound humility, he assured us — that future generations would look back and say, “this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick, and jobs for the jobless, this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow, and the earth began to heal . . .” and now he tells us to beware of politicians bearing grandiose promises.

“The thing that it comes down to when you’re making those judgment calls is your character,” Michelle Obama said on Comedy Central’s “Daily Show.”

“I see him so consistent in disregarding the chatter and the noise and really moving forward towards a country where there is more equity, more fairness, where our kids will grow up in schools that educate them,” she said.

“[On the] harder decisions, I think he’s been so consistent. He told America what he was going to do,” Obama told host Jon Stewart. Source

O/T Since registering here I’ve seen several people ask how to use certain features of the comment box, ie; linking, quotes, etc. Today I put together a short video that shows how I use those features. Wanted to know if you guys think its helpful before showing it to HA management.

http://youtu.be/uHm6ldwhtkM

Best viewed in the large youtube player or full screen.

Flora Duh on May 30, 2012 at 10:53 PM

LevinFan on May 30, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Yep. I think they wanted the comments to be on-topic or something…

OmahaConservative on May 30, 2012 at 10:53 PM

So Obama should exclude Romney’s private career and his public career?!!

lester on May 30, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Just this once. I’ll never do it again.

Lanceman on May 30, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Right, and then all respect for the Ohio Public Sector Union goes out the window. Just get out of the seat.

Bishop on May 30, 2012 at 10:55 PM

First! Eat it, you HotAirHeads!

Lanceman on May 30, 2012 at 10:34 PM

:D

Laura in Maryland on May 30, 2012 at 10:56 PM

O/T Since registering here I’ve seen several people ask how to use certain features of the comment box, ie; linking, quotes, etc.

Flora Duh on May 30, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Or they could do what I did – ask BlatantBlue.

Lanceman on May 30, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Good luck convincing voters that Romney’s 4.7% unemployment rate in Massachusetts was a terrible thing. It may have sounded bad back then, but it sounds like nirvana (and not the punk band) now.

Also, don’t they think Romney’s people are going to point out that Romney did not have a free hand to implement “job creating” policies in Massachusetts, since the state had an overwhelmingly (something like 85%) Democratic legislature. Obama, in contrast, had a Congress and Senate that were literally willing to pass anything Obama wanted for two years. Unlike Romney, all of Obama’s “job creating” ideas were passed into law (the stimulus, the bail-outs, cash for clunkers, etc.) and they were all failures.

AZCoyote on May 30, 2012 at 10:57 PM

OmahaConservative on May 30, 2012 at 10:47 PM

…I know!…it’s just fun…I have a window open to HA at work…and hit refresh when I have time…I see NO COMMENTS and check out the article quickly…and then type furiously…(it’s a slow modem)…and usually catch up on reading them all later at night. That’s the only reason I get there most times…I like reading these things and the links supplied by the posters at night.

KOOLAID2 on May 30, 2012 at 10:57 PM

So Obama should exclude Romney’s private career and his public career?!!

lester on May 30, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Seems fair if we’re going to exclude all of Obama’s career.

MeatHeadinCA on May 30, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Lemme guess…..Obama is going to run a fancy Perception/Deception Mission,against the Tea Partiers,Birthers,Bitter Clingers,Carnival Barkers …I could go on,and try to morph up,that Mittens has been
Inhereted by Bush…sumpin..sumpin!!

canopfor on May 30, 2012 at 10:57 PM

A good test is approaching. Next Monday, June 4, will be the four-year anniversary of the speech candidate Obama gave celebrating his delegate count, which would make him the certain Democrat nominee. He took the occasion to state what he thought his presidency foretold. Of his own nomination victory, Obama said, “This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth.” He let others really lay it on thick. You would think the retrospective absurdity of this quote would make liberals a little cautious, if not embarrassed, and cause them to rethink how they enabled Obama. We will see how this is hidden or celebrated in the next few days.

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2012 at 10:57 PM

The Bushification of Mittens!!

canopfor on May 30, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Best viewed in the large youtube player or full screen.

Flora Duh on May 30, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Very nice. Thank you. I just keep poking all the buttons to see how things work.

JPeterman on May 30, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Just get out of the seat.

Bishop on May 30, 2012 at 10:55 PM

…AND…*no pharting while you’re sitting there!*
…it’s a recycled material that doesn’t breathe well!

KOOLAID2 on May 30, 2012 at 11:01 PM

So the Obama campaign is set to begin the attack on Romney for failing just like Obama. M-kay. Maybe that’ll work. Pffft.

BKeyser on May 30, 2012 at 11:01 PM

TFGP is a sort of god-figure, standing above it all and acting like a total jackass.

Bishop on May 30, 2012 at 11:02 PM

So Obama should exclude Romney’s private career and his public career?!!

lester on May 30, 2012 at 10:53 PM

No, obama should have never been allowed near the Presidency. But young fools like yourself who have not the slightest clue how the world really works are somehow allowed to have their votes counted.

A man who accomplished absolutely zero in his entire life, save for the effects of affirmative action and fellow travelers in academia.
]
But kids like you believe him to be the smartest man to ever hold the orifice based on ‘black is cool’ and “He’s soooo eloquent”, that Hitler “Repeat a lie often enough, and people will believe it” propaganda.

Lanceman on May 30, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Johnah Goldberg might be onto something here.

Punchenko on May 30, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Seems fair if we’re going to exclude all of Obama’s career.

MeatHeadinCA on May 30, 2012 at 10:57 PM

What is this “career” of which you speak? I didn’t know he ever worked for a living;)

Laura in Maryland on May 30, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Flora Duh on May 30, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Thanks darlin’ but I knew how to use these features since way before you joined. The quote feature is more user friendly to paste the text in, highlight and hit quote once…
Same as the link.

OmahaConservative on May 30, 2012 at 11:03 PM

KOOLAID2 on May 30, 2012 at 10:57 PM

To be honest, I had that thing copied and ready to paste.

Lanceman on May 30, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Best viewed in the large youtube player or full screen.

Flora Duh on May 30, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Schweet. I want to hear you narrate. ; ) Please add narration for the deaf.

Bmore on May 30, 2012 at 11:04 PM

canopfor on May 30, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Any bets that Colin Powell abstains from endorsing this year?

Lanceman on May 30, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Lancemen:I’m betting he would be endorsing Obama,(unofficially)!:)

canopfor on May 30, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Any bets that Colin Powell abstains from endorsing this year?

Lanceman on May 30, 2012 at 10:44 PM

He just about already endorsed Obama last week.

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Obama…still a putz.

Was going to “change” Washington to get away from “politics as usual” but, instead, with a vengeance and alacrity became the very sort of politician his adoring masses railed against…but…we have to remember, this is Obama, The One, the guy who would stop the rising tides…so…he can lie, and he does…and his adoring masses ignore it…ignorance defined…and will stop at nothing to make sure Obama is re-elected, perhaps change the Constitution so Obama can enjoy a few more terms in Office, just like that other progressive, FDR.

He must be stopped. Cold. By such a huge margin that total repudiation of Obama by the majority of Americans can be the only judgement reached among the pundits and political pros as they do their postmortem on 7 November.

As for Emperor Obama…once defeated in November…let him slide into obscurity…let him be ignored by the public at large…let his name be written as one writes of Vidkun Quisling…to be seen as but a crude example of what happens when a nation allows itself to be duped by some smooth talking promise giving socialist.

If Obama wins in November…gonna be a whole new ball game in this country…and it will get messy.

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coldwarrior on May 30, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Democratic John Lewis still telling lies: Dem Rep. John Lewis Doubles Down On Myth Tea Partiers Hurled Racial Epithets At Black Members Of Congress

Why not, he’s made a career out of it.

slickwillie2001 on May 30, 2012 at 11:06 PM

He just about already endorsed Obama last week.

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2012 at 11:05 PM

I must’a missed it. Can’t always listen to the radio at work.

Lanceman on May 30, 2012 at 11:07 PM

So Obama should exclude Romney’s private career and his public career?!!

lester on May 30, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Obama should step down and concede that Mitt Romney will be the 45th President of the United States. That would be the smart and honorable thing to do. With that said, however, I would rather it be a close election followed by a massive Romney win so that I can revel in the tears and hand-wringing of socialists everywhere. :-)

Punchenko on May 30, 2012 at 11:07 PM

So Obama should exclude Romney’s private career and his public career?!!

lester on May 30, 2012 at 10:53 PM

It appears that he has two more than Obama.

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2012 at 11:07 PM

The strategy is a shifting of gears for Team Obama
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I thought Team 0 was in (D),stuck in the ditch!!

canopfor on May 30, 2012 at 11:07 PM

People still care about who has first? I thought HA was more mature than that.

nobar on May 30, 2012 at 10:37 PM

You sir, are sadly mistaken.

So Obama should exclude Romney’s private career and his public career?!!

lester on May 30, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Yes, it’s going to be all, “I know you are, but what am I?” from here on out. Also, I bet you didn’t have a problem with those campaign guidelines four years ago, now did you? No one was allowed to talk about Obama at all except to say what a genius he was. Anything else was racist.

Night Owl on May 30, 2012 at 11:08 PM

“C’mon. Let’s get real,” an exasperated David Axelrod, Obama’s top campaign strategist, said when asked if Obama’s attacks are boomeranging. “Romney’s been beating us up in a very direct and personal way for a year. This is a guy who’s offering himself to the country as a kind of economic savior, as a wizard. It behooves us to pull the curtain back, and that’s what we’re going to do.”…

Facts hurt. It’s an Obama eat dog world.

AllahsNippleHair on May 30, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Democratic John Lewis still telling lies:

slickwillie2001 on May 30, 2012 at 11:06 PM

“Bewauh da wraff of da American pipple, Mistah Speakuh, bewauh!”

Lanceman on May 30, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Good luck convincing voters that Romney’s 4.7% unemployment rate in Massachusetts was a terrible thing. It may have sounded bad back then, but it sounds like nirvana (and not the punk band) now.

Also, don’t they think Romney’s people are going to point out that Romney did not have a free hand to implement “job creating” policies in Massachusetts, since the state had an overwhelmingly (something like 85%) Democratic legislature. Obama, in contrast, had a Congress and Senate that were literally willing to pass anything Obama wanted for two years. Unlike Romney, all of Obama’s “job creating” ideas were passed into law (the stimulus, the bail-outs, cash for clunkers, etc.) and they were all failures.

AZCoyote on May 30, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Very well said!

I hope all those still refusing to vote for Romney are paying attention.

It says it all to have the Congress and the Presidency… which is exactly the opposite of what Romney had in MA as you pointed out!

LevinFan on May 30, 2012 at 11:09 PM

People still care about who has first? I thought HA was more mature than that.

nobar on May 30, 2012 at 10:37 PM

We’re not. At the end of the day there are prizes. Would you like the code to try and be first?

arnold ziffel on May 30, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Team Obama will point to Romney’s rhetoric on job creation, size of government, education, deficits and taxes during the 2002 gubernatorial campaign and draw parallels with his presidential stump speeches of 2012. The goal is to illustrate that Romney has made the same promises before with unimpressive results, officials say…

heh. Pot, meet kettle.

ted c on May 30, 2012 at 11:11 PM

“Bewauh da wraff of da American pipple, Mistah Speakuh, bewauh!”

Lanceman on May 30, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Now you done it. Did you hear AG Stedman yesterday talking to the CBC about whitey trying to suppress the old, infirm, dead, pets, and people of color vote?

arnold ziffel on May 30, 2012 at 11:12 PM

King Obama is throwing the Veterans under the bus.

White House issues veto threat on veterans, military construction spending bill

JPeterman on May 30, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Somebody could make a really funny commercial using some of those grandiose old speeches of Obama’s and then contrast those promises with video of what has actually happened.

But that would undoubtedly be raaaaaacist or homophobic, or something.

AZCoyote on May 30, 2012 at 11:13 PM

“But…obama ‘saved’ the auto industry!”

How much that gonna cost us over the long run? Not to mention what it cost the bondholders in the short run.

Lanceman on May 30, 2012 at 11:13 PM

(If Romney wanted to be really cruel, he could make the case Obama has continued many of Bush’s counter-terror policies as well).

Telling the truth now is cruel? Tell it, if you are courageous.

Romney has the luxury of being the outsider. He can criticize both parties’ records over the last decade. The tea parties won’t complain. Neither will independents.

Indeed

And, so long as Romney is respectful in how he frames his criticisms of GOP spending under Bush, most rank and file Republicans and movement conservatives will probably applaud as well.

Fluke them all, as much as the lefties, not in a good way either.

Meanwhile, watching Obama try to deal with an “anti-Bush” opponent will hilarious.

It’s hilarious either way. It’s not funny that such a narcissistic empty suit is president of the world.

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Did you hear AG Stedman yesterday talking to the CBC about whitey trying to suppress the old, infirm, dead, pets, and people of color vote?

arnold ziffel on May 30, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Heh did he sound like that? :D

Somebody could make a really funny commercial using some of those grandiose old speeches of Obama’s

AZCoyote on May 30, 2012 at 11:13 PM

I know where one could find an ipod all loaded and cued up.

Lanceman on May 30, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Meanwhile, watching Obama try to deal with an “anti-Bush” opponent will hilarious.
================

Oh my my,it appears the Team 0 Propaghanda Babette,is chock full
of Sound-Bitey Talky Points,and its gonna get worse,the KOOL_AID
is flowing,but she looks like a FREE_BASING KOOL_AID has occured,
and the next step,will be main-lining it,as the election voting date comes ever closer!!

canopfor on May 30, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Four years ago this week, Obama said — with profound humility, he assured us — that future generations would look back and say, “this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick, and jobs for the jobless, this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow, and the earth began to heal . . .” and now he tells us to beware of politicians bearing grandiose promises.

Three and a half years later, we’re eating each other’s faces off, we have six million fewer jobs, so we’re hanging out on causeways naked and eating each other’s faces, the face eating is happening next to the rising oceans and our dogs are afraid of the president.

AllahsNippleHair on May 30, 2012 at 11:17 PM

But that would undoubtedly be raaaaaacist or homophobic, or something.

AZCoyote on May 30, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Heh, the “racist” card is entertaining by now. None are more racist or bigoted than the lefties. Plus, they hate women.

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2012 at 11:17 PM

“But…obama ‘saved’ the auto industry!”

Lanceman on May 30, 2012 at 11:13 PM

I am already so sick of that campaign ad and his whistleing s’s…

OmahaConservative on May 30, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Somebody could make a really funny commercial using some of those grandiose old speeches of Obama’s and then contrast those promises with video of what has actually happened.

AZCoyote on May 30, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Show Romney or just plain citizens, standing clothed in waist deep ocean water looking puzzled like WTF?

arnold ziffel on May 30, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Now you done it. Did you hear AG Stedman yesterday talking to the CBC about whitey trying to suppress the old, infirm, dead, pets, and people of color vote?

arnold ziffel on May 30, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Why do you Rethuglicans hate Necro-Americans? Some of them paid taxes for decades and decades before their death, what’s another few years of voting?

slickwillie2001 on May 30, 2012 at 11:19 PM

First! Eat it, you HotAirHeads!

Lanceman on May 30, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Lanceman:Lol:)

canopfor on May 30, 2012 at 11:19 PM

But…obama ‘saved’ the auto industry!”

Lanceman on May 30, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Let us all know when they have paid in full the money that they took.

JPeterman on May 30, 2012 at 11:19 PM

AZCoyote on May 30, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Lolz. I see what you just did…

OmahaConservative on May 30, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Flora Duh on May 30, 2012 at 10:53 PM

I do the quote a wee bit differently. I realize there is probably no right or wrong way but I thought I would mention it. I copy the whatever and the paste the whatever into the comment box then stroke highlight it and hit the quote. It quotes it all at once. ; )

Bmore on May 30, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Lanceman:Lol:)

canopfor on May 30, 2012 at 11:19 PM

It was another one of my harebrained schemes…

Lanceman on May 30, 2012 at 11:21 PM

I know where one could find an ipod all loaded and cued up.

Lanceman on May 30, 2012 at 11:15 PM

The queen probably doesn’t have it anymore. She likely tossed it out the window on her way back across the Atlantic, or else tossed it into the donation box back home at the castle.

AZCoyote on May 30, 2012 at 11:22 PM

…AND…*no pharting while you’re sitting there!*
…it’s a recycled material that doesn’t breathe well!

KOOLAID2 on May 30, 2012 at 11:01 PM

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Speaking of which, whatever happened to Hoof-Hearted? I’m going to make up several names like that and submit them at next open registration as my sock puppets.
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Next up, Biden introduces the Buffett Rule Sock puppet, The Romney Rule.

ExpressoBold on May 30, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Flora Duh on May 30, 2012 at 10:53 PM

I’m sorry Flora, did I say deaf I meant blind, crap. I’m lying, I just want to hear you narrate it. ; )

Bmore on May 30, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Two guys caught an 85 Lb catfish today…

OmahaConservative on May 30, 2012 at 11:24 PM

you around Bazil?

hood it up! I’m lonely without you

Slade73 on May 30, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Gonna’ be real ugly…

OmahaConservative on May 30, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Good. That primarily damages the left…..Mittens’ Response Team has been Dead-Friggin-on turning the tables on the Bammie machine.

Hope he has the nuts to take it to li’l bammie at the same level of intensity that he gave his fellow republican challengers.

Obama confronted loudly and regularly by his failing record is a good thing.

Tim_CA on May 30, 2012 at 11:24 PM

People still care about who has first? I thought HA was more mature than that.

nobar on May 30, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Nope. And, you’re just jealous you didn’t win fuzzy dice.

AllahsNippleHair on May 30, 2012 at 11:24 PM

The queen probably doesn’t have it anymore. She likely tossed it out the window on her way back across the Atlantic, or else tossed it into the donation box back home at the castle.

AZCoyote on May 30, 2012 at 11:22 PM

You kidding? It went right into the wastebasket in her room at the Hotel Fountainblown. That I promise you.

Lanceman on May 30, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Two guys caught an 85 Lb catfish today…

OmahaConservative on May 30, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz?

Lanceman on May 30, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz?

Lanceman on May 30, 2012 at 11:26 PM

LMAO. I just spit beer at my laptop…

OmahaConservative on May 30, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Clearly part of Obama’s re-election strategy is to use JournOlists to publish lies, and then Obama points to those posts as “proof” of how well he’s doing.

One of the most notable recent exmples was Obama’s mention of Rex Nutting’s MarketWatch post.

Rex was caught tonight deleting comments from those who pointed out the “Inconvenient Truth”.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/obama-spending-binge-never-happened-2012-05-22/comments

ITguy on May 30, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Two guys caught an 85 Lb catfish today…

OmahaConservative on May 30, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz?

Lanceman on May 30, 2012 at 11:26 PM

lol – yer on fire!

Tim_CA on May 30, 2012 at 11:28 PM

O/T Since registering here I’ve seen several people ask how to use certain features of the comment box, ie; linking, quotes, etc. Today I put together a short video that shows how I use those features. Wanted to know if you guys think its helpful before showing it to HA management.

http://youtu.be/uHm6ldwhtkM

Best viewed in the large youtube player or full screen.

Flora Duh on May 30, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Can you add text?… I am deaf. It would be much appreciated by those who cannot hear.

Schweet. I want to hear you narrate. ; ) Please add narration for the deaf.

Bmore on May 30, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Bmore… I am just asking because I am not sure how to read your comment… Are you deaf… or was there something off with the narration? Or were you noting that deaf can’t use spoken instruction… again just asking… sincerely confused :D

Oh and I am more of a lurker than a poster so that’s why you don’t know who the heck I am.

Achele175 on May 30, 2012 at 11:28 PM

LMAO. I just spit beer at my laptop…

OmahaConservative on May 30, 2012 at 11:27 PM

That’s what you get for trying to have me banned!

Lanceman on May 30, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Where’s Bazil? :(

Slade73 on May 30, 2012 at 11:29 PM

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