Open thread: Sunday morning talking heads

posted at 8:01 am on June 3, 2012 by Allahpundit

The second-most important election in the U.S. this year is two days away but if you’re hoping for a Scott Walker cameo this morning, you’re out of luck. With a six-point lead and lots of momentum, he’s apparently going to kneel on the football: No major media appearances means no chance of an eleventh-hour gaffe. Can’t say that I blame him. (Tom Barrett will be on CNN in case anyone cares.)

Instead, prepare yourself for wall-to-wall blather about the presidential race from a galaxy of top spokesheads, from Ed Gillespie to Stephanie Cutter to Romney’s dynamic Fehrnstrom/Madden duo to the Axe man himself. Watch for Team O to push their compelling new message about how much more they liked the GOP when McCain’s campaign was busy getting the crap kicked out of it. The full line-up via WaPo:

NBC’s Meet the Press: Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA); Gov. John Kasich (R-OH); former Sen. Bill Bradley; Kevin Madden, Romney senior adviser; Steve Schmidt, political strategist; Neera Tanden, Center for American Progress; Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed

CBS’ Face the Nation: David Axelrod, Obama chief campaign strategist; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee Chairman; Former Governor Ed Rendell; Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX); Michael Gerson, Washington Post; Bob Shrum, The Week

ABC’s This Week: Stephanie Cutter, Obama deputy campaign manager; Eric Fehrnstrom, Romney campaign senior advisor; George Will, ABC; Donna Brazile, Democratic strategist; Paul Krugman, New York Times

Fox News Sunday: Ed Gillespie, senior adviser to the Romney campaign; Steven Rattner, former lead adviser to the Obama administration’s Auto Task Force; David Brody, CBN; A.B. Stoddard, The Hill; Chip Saltsman, political strategist; Juan Williams, Fox News

CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett; Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA); Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN); Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA); Dan Balz, Washington Post; Stephen Moore, Wall Street Journal; Mark Zandi, Moody’s Analytics.


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What, no DWS? Where can I get my dose of lies, evasions and smokescreens? Oh wait! There’s Axelrod on CBS. I feel much better now.

50sGuy on June 3, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Is this the best Obama has? To speak well of the last GOP candidate, the one no one liked? And to actually say out loud that he liked him because he didn’t challenge him on anything?! This is pathetic. I’d love to listen in on one of Team O’s strategy meetings; I bet every other suggestion is, “Maybe we can get Clooney to…”

BettyRuth on June 3, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Beautifully said 50sGuy.

mixplix on June 3, 2012 at 8:17 AM

mixplix on June 3, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Thanks! :)

50sGuy on June 3, 2012 at 8:19 AM

someone order up a painkiller for the White House. Maureen Dowd has just dropped an anvil on their heads this morning and they may be a lil’ bit sore today.

ted c on June 3, 2012 at 8:22 AM

Take a break, kids-

Reaganite’s Sunday Funnies

Reaganite Republican on June 3, 2012 at 8:31 AM

Is this the best Obama has? To speak well of the last GOP candidate, the one no one liked? And to actually say out loud that he liked him because he didn’t challenge him on anything?! This is pathetic.

BettyRuth on June 3, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Imagine that philosophy transferred to SEC football. Nick Saban at Alabama could whine when he plays LSU: “Not fair! They play us tougher than Coastal Carolina did!”

radjah shelduck on June 3, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Steve ScHmIdT! Wonder who wants his advice about anything?

SMACKRUNNER on June 3, 2012 at 8:35 AM

someone order up a painkiller for the White House. Maureen Dowd has just dropped an anvil on their heads this morning and they may be a lil’ bit sore today.

ted c on June 3, 2012 at 8:22 AM

I feel sorry for her cat.

/BTW, have you ever had a painkiller in the Bahamas? Yum yum.

Key West Reader on June 3, 2012 at 8:36 AM

DOTUS2012!

Seriously who would not want more of what we’ve had the last three and a half years?

I mean we’ve got $16 trillion in debt……why not $25 trillion?

Gas prices are about double so why not $7 or $8 a gallon?

We’re giving away weapons by the score to Russia through Obama disarming…..why not just have Pelosi with a taser standing guard against the Russians and our other enemies by the end of a second term?

MORE PLEASE!!!!

PappyD61 on June 3, 2012 at 8:38 AM

Imagine that philosophy transferred to SEC football. Nick Saban at Alabama could whine when he plays LSU: “Not fair! They play us tougher than Coastal Carolina did!”

radjah shelduck on June 3, 2012 at 8:35 AM

++

ted c on June 3, 2012 at 8:38 AM

someone order up a painkiller for the White House. Maureen Dowd has just dropped an anvil on their heads this morning and they may be a lil’ bit sore today.

ted c on June 3, 2012 at 8:22 AM

The Left is now scared Obama will lose, so they figure if they attack him from the left and he does go down in November they can say he lost because he wasn’t liberal enough.

radjah shelduck on June 3, 2012 at 8:38 AM

Haha. Steve Schmidt on MTP. Can’t wait to hear how Romney aggressiveness “turns off independents and everyone but that rabid base.”

Marcus on June 3, 2012 at 8:39 AM

NBC sure loves them some Steve Schmidt, will Trump be the his target to get at Republicans this morning?

Cindy Munford on June 3, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Steve ScHmIdT! Wonder who wants his advice about anything?

SMACKRUNNER on June 3, 2012 at 8:35 AM

“Romney senior adviser; Steve Schmidt”

Why would Romney hire this guy? The guy’s a moron!!!

idesign on June 3, 2012 at 8:40 AM

BTW, don’t ever put “Romney senior advisor” and “Steve Schmidt” so close to each other ever again!

Marcus on June 3, 2012 at 8:41 AM

dude! this article is utterly BRUTAL and written by a democrat.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2012/06/02/obama-gets-left-behind/

ted c on June 3, 2012 at 8:42 AM

The 2012 election is over.

Key West Reader on June 3, 2012 at 8:43 AM

The Left is now scared Obama will lose, so they figure if they attack him from the left and he does go down in November they can say he lost because he wasn’t liberal enough.

radjah shelduck on June 3, 2012 at 8:38 AM

I agree. they are doing preemptive damage control and setting him adrift on the ice float. MoDo’s column is evidence enough that it is time to start cutting him loose. They’re lame ducking him early.

ted c on June 3, 2012 at 8:44 AM

I feel sorry for her cat.

Key West Reader on June 3, 2012 at 8:36 AM

So do I. And I’m a dog person.

Naturally Curly on June 3, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Cook told Maraniss that she thought Obama’s desire to “play out a superhero life” was “a very strong archetype in his personality.”

But superheroes and mythic figures must boldly lead. Obama’s caution — ingrained from a life of being deserted by his father and sometimes his mother, and of being, as he wrote to another girlfriend, “caught without a class, a structure, or tradition to support me” — has restrained him at times.

In some ways, he’s still finding himself, too absorbed to see what’s not working. But the White House is a very hard place to go on a vision quest, especially with a storm brewing.

From MoDo. She actually twigs it (about four years too late, though). Obama is an adolescent narcissist.

Unfortunately he also president, and the Dems can’t dump him. Even dumping Biden now would be tricky.

Wethal on June 3, 2012 at 8:45 AM

So do I. And I’m a dog person.

Naturally Curly on June 3, 2012 at 8:44 AM

a ‘dog person’ as in you see them as a delicacy??/.

ted c on June 3, 2012 at 8:45 AM

someone order up a painkiller for the White House. Maureen Dowd has just dropped an anvil on their heads this morning and they may be a lil’ bit sore today.

ted c on June 3, 2012 at 8:22 AM

She’s an idiot. For all of MoDo’s snippy criticism, she still offers the weak excuse that Obama is a poor leader because of the childhood events that shaped him. WTF? Gee Maureen, maybe if the media had done ANY vetting of him, you could have made this briliant observation back in 2008! All the Obama cheerleaders would be better served to title their next pieces, “We just didn’t think this through”.

I do enjoy it though when Lib lovers point out exactly what it is that Bill Clinton’s doing when he goes out to campaign on Barry’s behalf. heh.

BettyRuth on June 3, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Do you know that MoDo’s column refers to several great 80′s songs and movies?

the raucous youtoob linkage to comment on that column is going to be ….epic.

ted c on June 3, 2012 at 8:46 AM

A wounded animal can be extremely dangerous and so no doubt Obama will get a few more licks in the fight.

And I don’t want to be too optimistic, but it increasingly seems the wheels are coming off the Obama campaign. It seems to be a sort of combination of the campaigns run by Ford, Dole, George H W Bush, and McCain. Obama is not on message and his many slogans have seemingly flopped. He isn’t getting any meaningful traction anywhere.

After the historic drubbing Republicans gave the Democrats in 2010, I fully expected to see the pendulum to begin swinging back to the left. Americans never seen happy with who is in power.

But as far as I can see, the anti-Democrat sentiments have only hardened. Conservatives are more energized, the tea party is still driving the MSM and Democrats nuts, Romney is staying on message, and I see a lack of enthusiasm on the left.

It’s difficult to predict landslides, but five months out, this election seems to have the earmarks of a repeat of 1980. I don’t recall the exact percentages, but as I remember Reagan and Carter were not that far apart in the polls just before the election. Yet there seemed to be something in the air that made a Reagan win inevitable. It turned out to be a crushing landslide–not predicted by the polling.

Could this election be evolving in a similar way with the MSM cheerleading for Obama until they are hoarse and the polling still showing a close race in the last days?

Things can change but today I say the Republicans may very well keep the House, and take the Senate and WH.

The WH is the most important, because it is the countless bureaucratic rules and regulations from the Departments that are killing the economy. Sure Obamacare will do grave damage as legislation, but it delegated virtually all authority to HHS, so the President will have significant power to put the breaks on everything–just as Obama has accelerated his agenda through the same Departments.

BMF on June 3, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Unfortunately he also president, and the Dems can’t dump him. Even dumping Biden now would be tricky.

Wethal on June 3, 2012 at 8:45 AM

The Clintoons will be his undoing.

Watch, it’ll happen in eh, about 8 weeks.

Key West Reader on June 3, 2012 at 8:48 AM

Do you know that MoDo’s column refers to several great 80′s songs and movies?

the raucous youtoob linkage to comment on that column is going to be ….epic.

ted c on June 3, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Would you please post the link?

Key West Reader on June 3, 2012 at 8:49 AM

BettyRuth on June 3, 2012 at 8:46 AM

yes, their post mortem evaluation of the corpse has got to include their inability to see the disease that was evident within it in 2008. Merely by looking at it and commenting on the fallout of this administration they are invalidating their skills at doing so.

nice job libs. Way to shoot yourselves in the foot.

ted c on June 3, 2012 at 8:49 AM

There’s a split now in the Democratic Party. Obama is aligned with the loser argument, the leftist ideology. That’s why he’s going to lose in November; centrist democrats won’t vote for him. According to the National Journal’s Josh Kraushaar:

“Conversations with liberal activists and labor officials reveal an unmistakable hostility toward the pro-business, free-trade, free-market philosophy that was in vogue during the second half of the Clinton administration….. Moderate Democratic groups and officials, meanwhile, privately fret about the party’s leftward drift and the Obama campaign’s embrace of an aggressively populist message… [T]hey wish the administration’s focus was on growth over fairness.”

Leftist democrats won’t vote for him either; Obama has alienated EVERYONE, including Black Clergy who are angry about the gay marriage issue. But wow, read some of the leftist’s comments about Obama at the Forbes link:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2012/06/02/o

Et tu Modo?

The president who started off with such dazzle now seems incapable of stimulating either the economy or the voters. His campaign is offering Obama 2012 car magnets for a donation of $10; cat collars reading “I Meow for Michelle” for $12; an Obama grill spatula for $40, and discounted hoodies and T-shirts. How the mighty have fallen.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/03/opinion/sunday/d

“When sorrows come, they come not in single spies but in battalions.” — William Shakespeare

mountainaires on June 3, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Cook told Maraniss that she thought Obama’s desire to “play out a superhero life” was “a very strong archetype in his personality.”

But superheroes and mythic figures must boldly lead. Obama’s caution — ingrained from a life of being deserted by his father and sometimes his mother, and of being, as he wrote to another girlfriend, “caught without a class, a structure, or tradition to support me” — has restrained him at times.

ted c on June 3, 2012 at 8:52 AM

In some ways, he’s still finding himself, too absorbed to see what’s not working. But the White House is a very hard place to go on a vision quest, especially with a storm brewing.

ted c on June 3, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Et tu Modo?

The president who started off with such dazzle now seems incapable of stimulating either the economy or the voters. His campaign is offering Obama 2012 car magnets for a donation of $10; cat collars reading “I Meow for Michelle” for $12; an Obama grill spatula for $40, and discounted hoodies and T-shirts. How the mighty have fallen.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/03/opinion/sunday/d…

“When sorrows come, they come not in single spies but in battalions.” — William Shakespeare
mountainaires on June 3, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Page not found. Hmmm.

Key West Reader on June 3, 2012 at 8:55 AM

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/03/opinion/sunday/dowd-dreaming-of-a-superhero.html?pagewanted=2&ref=opinion

do you mean the link to modo’s wistful rant for a hero in tights?

ted c on June 3, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Don’t get cocky. Dowd and these other leftist writers are just softening the ground for the “comeback kid” narrative that will take hold in the fall. The Obama labor department will squeeze that unemployment rate down to 7.9% in October, and the Obamamedia will be awash in “Barry’s comin’ back!” stories, with a heavy dose of “Shame on me. Why didn’t I trust him?!” from these folks currently writing critical pieces. November is a long way off. Don’t get cocky.

Rational Thought on June 3, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Rosario – NH

Did he ever have a lemonade stand? Did he ever have a paper route? Did he play an organized sport in high school or college to learn about teamwork, winning and losing? Did he ever servie in the military not to learn grand strategy but its nature or have the resposibility of commanding troops? Did ever run a law practice where he was responsible for expenses, the salaries of those who worked for him and have to follow government regulations? Did he have a senior legislative position? I voted for the other guy whoever he was.

Youch. From the comments.

Key West Reader on June 3, 2012 at 9:00 AM

a ‘dog person’ as in you see them as a delicacy??/.

ted c on June 3, 2012 at 8:45 AM

My Airedale wants to know what’s so funny.

Naturally Curly on June 3, 2012 at 9:02 AM

Happy Sunday folks.

I was just overlooking my financials. I do believe I’m a little short for that
‘thingamajig’ thingy that I know I should buy to spur the economy.

Maybe next year, round about this time. There may also be a bit more
pressing need. Yep, a ‘whatchamacallit’.

Is there a Sunday morning talking heads drinking game just for lies (that vague)?
Burp, already had my fill.

Nothing would be more delicious in November than that thing called landslide to
ease our collective weary minds.

mickytx on June 3, 2012 at 9:03 AM

do you mean the link to modo’s wistful rant for a hero in tights?
ted c on June 3, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Well, then let them both have the new Green Lantern.

Cleombrotus on June 3, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Don’t get cocky. Dowd and these other leftist writers are just softening the ground for the “comeback kid” narrative that will take hold in the fall. The Obama labor department will squeeze that unemployment rate down to 7.9% in October, and the Obamamedia will be awash in “Barry’s comin’ back!” stories, with a heavy dose of “Shame on me. Why didn’t I trust him?!” from these folks currently writing critical pieces. November is a long way off. Don’t get cocky.

Rational Thought on June 3, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Han Solo couldn’t have said it better.

Bitter Clinger on June 3, 2012 at 9:09 AM

someone order up a painkiller for the White House. Maureen Dowd has just dropped an anvil on their heads this morning and they may be a lil’ bit sore today.

ted c on June 3, 2012 at 8:22 AM

When you’ve lost Maureen Dowd… she needs a new picture, BTW… she took that one when “W” was in office… the first term…

Khun Joe on June 3, 2012 at 9:11 AM

posted at 8:01 am on June 3, 2012 by Allahpundit

8:01am? Allahpundit?

Last post before you go to bed, AP?

BacaDog on June 3, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Never Never Never Never Never……trust a Progressive.

Prove me wrong.

PappyD61 on June 3, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Watch for Team O to push their compelling new message about how much more they liked the GOP when McCain’s campaign was busy getting the crap kicked out of it.

Only because it was a very bad time to be a Republican.

McCain actually did better percentage-wise than every GOP candidate for Congress combined.

itsnotaboutme on June 3, 2012 at 9:19 AM

What dramatic things will Obama do to save his job and perks? Multiple choice:

1. Enlist Hillary as his VP
2. Give the Catholics an extra year to abandon their principles
3. Wrap up all the delegates in that 57th state
4. Advise America that he’s also a white president
5. Forgo one of his golf outings
6. Have “Reverend” Wright cast into a dungeon
7. Invade the Malvinas, or is it the Maldives?
8. Publicly rebuke Bloomberg for not banning cars and cabs in NYC
9. Explain how he’s evolving on that “clinging to their guns and religion thing”
10. Have Holder arrested for “Lack of due diligence in arbitrary exercise of power”. Have a show trial.

Louis on June 3, 2012 at 9:27 AM

The president who started off with such dazzle now seems incapable of stimulating either the economy or the voters. His campaign is offering Obama 2012 car magnets for a donation of $10; cat collars reading “I Meow for Michelle” for $12; an Obama grill spatula for $40, and discounted hoodies and T-shirts. How the mighty have fallen.

Ouch.

Dem Response:

“But, but … Romney put his dog on the roof of his car! Aaaarrrrrgggggghhhhh!!!” [Pulls at her hair, spinning in circles and screaming]

Jaibones on June 3, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Louis on June 3, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Brilliant combination of humor and very likely moves by O’Bozo. Leave the reader to guess which is which.

Jaibones on June 3, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Louis on June 3, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Jaibones on June 3, 2012 at 9:39 AM

reshas1 on June 3, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Ed Gillespie was pretty good on FNS.

Man, I got scared when I saw the phrases Steve Schmidt & Romney senior adviser near each other in the comments. Then I read the original post. :D
It should say “Steve Schmidt, loser political strategist.”

22044 on June 3, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Just received! Obama’s ELEVENTH dramatic option to save his hide:

11. Float rumors that he and Hillary are also discussing marriage following quickie divorces from their respective mates. As this is broached, Chris Matthews will ascend into heaven, accompanied by cherubin and seraphim applying carbon tet to clean up the stains on his trousers, front and back.

Louis on June 3, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Will Axelrod give us a speech on the care & treatment of, as well the transportation of dogs ? Perhaps he’ll opt for profundity and inform us of the totally unknowable, How much worse it would have been if not for their trillion $ deficits, and why we need four more years of trillion $ deficits so that nothing good will happen & we’ll approximate Greece.
We won’t mention who controlled both Houses of Congress in 2007/8, shhhh.

arand on June 3, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Fast Eddie G is a mess today on Fox News Sunday.

Uppereastside on June 3, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Is it just me or does Stephanie Cutter look tremendously uncomfortable on TW?

22044 on June 3, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Uppereastside on June 3, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Define mess.

Cindy Munford on June 3, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Obama campaign:
Who needs jobs, Romney’s mean.

BobH on June 3, 2012 at 10:20 AM

ted c on June 3, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Yeah, I loved that line also. I said in the headlines that he should be making that journey solo. The man has no skills or experience to recommend him and yet he is POTUS. This country lost it’s mind in 2008.

Cindy Munford on June 3, 2012 at 10:20 AM

dude! this article is utterly BRUTAL and written by a democrat.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2012/06/02/obama-gets-left-behind/

ted c on June 3, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Um…it’s “brutal” all right. One of us must have missed the gist.

That article is about how Odumbo’s disappointed leftists by not pushing through more progressive nation-killing legislation. The author passes himself off as a moderate, but his main lament is his perceived lack of “equality and fairness”.

He goes on to quote Medea Benjamin, then talks about a college professor who explained to him how close the left wing and right wing are with a drawing of an incomplete circle on a blackboard. As if there’s no difference in ideology.

Of course, the author is utterly wrong. The only restraint Odumbo’s shown is due to the fact that his singular object is four more years.

RedCrow on June 3, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Axelrod is up on FTN. You can’t handle the truth!

Philly on June 3, 2012 at 10:31 AM

47th in job creation, grew jobs at lowest rate in the nation, blah, blah. Ax is upset that Mitt “sent a bunch of campaign workers” to shout him down. Why did Zero send you, Axelrod? Isn’t that what you are?

Philly on June 3, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Gov. Kasich is nailing it on MTP, telling it like it is. If anyone knows what it takes to create jobs and help the economy, it’s Kasich.

Deval Patrick is making excuses and covering for B.O.; blaming Congress & R’s.

Gov. Kasich is doing a great job in Ohio!!!

bluefox on June 3, 2012 at 10:43 AM

At this rate — and with what I’m hearing from the Obama flunkies — Jimmy Carter and Barry will have their own little two-man club within the larger ex-President’s club, won’t they? :-)

It appears Barry is set to lose this election if his entire message consist of Mitt Romney is a meanie head and 4.7 unemployment in MA is a stunning failure.

Punchenko on June 3, 2012 at 10:49 AM

If anyone watches MTP and Deval Patrick, be sure to put your tin foil on. Most spin I’ve heard in a long time, LOL

bluefox on June 3, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Eric Fehrnstrom is terrible at these media appearances, and there is only so much clean up George Will can do. Fehrnstrom let all kinds of erroneous assertions about Romney go unanswered.

Pulling my hair out.

teri_b on June 3, 2012 at 10:53 AM

consist of Mitt Romney is a meanie head and 4.7 unemployment in MA is a stunning failure.

Punchenko on June 3, 2012 at 10:49 AM

When Romney was MA gov., wasn’t he also dealing with a state government controlled by dems?

I’m really unsure of this point. (Not that I can’t use a search engine.) If that’s true, you’d think someone in the Romney camp would get that point out there.

RedCrow on June 3, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Fast Eddie G is a mess today on Fox News Sunday.

Uppereastside on June 3, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Define mess.

Cindy Munford on June 3, 2012 at 10:18 AM

…can’t!…Upyerassideways is cleaning his pants again…

KOOLAID2 on June 3, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Steve Schmidt, Kay Bailout Hutchinson, Dick Lugar? Man, the stink of RINO failure is quite powerful this weekend. Was Charlie Crist too busy at the tanning bed?

fitzfong on June 3, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Don’t get cocky. Dowd and these other leftist writers are just softening the ground for the “comeback kid” narrative that will take hold in the fall.

I disagree. With a predicted 1.2 growth in our economy this year, a comeback is not happening. These people know the numbers, and now the original Obama haters on the left are going to come out of the woodwork. They all want the big “I told you so”, and you should have supported Clinton. Dowd was against Obama during 2008, and showing her true colors. The Obama leftists will all start lamenting the missed opportunities of him not venturing even further left when they had power of the purse. Also, Obama’s kill list has really taken some bloom off the rose. All in all, this is shaping up to be another Carter/Bush sr style election. Romney wins by 5 point.

rubberneck on June 3, 2012 at 11:06 AM

“Romney senior adviser; Steve Schmidt”

Why would Romney hire this guy? The guy’s a moron!!!

idesign on June 3, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Actually, that was

Kevin Madden, Romney senior adviser;

and

Steve Schmidt, political strategist;

Punctuation is your friend.

steebo77 on June 3, 2012 at 11:10 AM

RedCrow on June 3, 2012

…RedCrow …was up early and told you my experience with McCotter’s staff at 5:37 am from last nights thread

KOOLAID2 on June 3, 2012 at 11:14 AM

KOOLAID2 on June 3, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Oh dear, it sounds like a personal problem!

Cindy Munford on June 3, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Having watched Devalle Patrick go up against John Kasich and get his ass beat and then watch axel with old bob just set a new world record for most lies ever told on tv in just a few minutes I can tell you the regime is running scared.
With little or nothing to run on but “it was all bush’s fault”, we produced 4.3 zillion jobs by spending 6 trillion and had 27 months of growth”! Even the bent axel is running out of chatting points.
It’s gonna be all negative against Romney and to go negative against Mitt you have to lie and no one lies better than the bent axel. And that’s what is happening day after day.

rodguy911 on June 3, 2012 at 11:23 AM

KOOLAID2 on June 3, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Hey, Koolaid.
I read your comment, didn’t reply over there ’cause I didn’t know if you’d check it. (Really, I re-checked that thread because I wanted to see what kind of Tesla-string™ FloatingRock managed.)

It’s cool that McCotter was so accessible to you. Neat to have actual contact with your congress-critter (a non-db one, at least).

You’re probably right about the incompetence of his staff. He seems like a pretty smart guy to me, though. The other possibility is that he kinda knew he had staff problems, but was looking for another opportunity–like maybe a gig at FNC?

Dunno, I just hope we don’t get a democrat. (I don’t think so, but you never know. McCotter would have probably won easily.)

RedCrow on June 3, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Maureen Dowd has just dropped an anvil on their heads this morning and they may be a lil’ bit sore today.

ted c on June 3, 2012 at 8:22 AM

.
BULLshiite!!!

No way can we give these liberal weenies like MoDo whom “appear” to be a bit critical at this point in time- a free pass. As Sarah, repeatedly, pointed out these elitist liberals like MoDo “WERE NOT DOING THEIR JOBS” for thes past 3-1/2 yrs, and dismissed accountability for Zero giving cover for this lying fraud occupying the WH.

These liberal creeps basically created Oliar’s persona – and let him make mess after mess- and now they are up to their eyeballs in Democrite poo poo and NOW they want to acquire some objectivity ! the hell with that ! Sarah needs to blast EVERYONE of these liberal media icons for even the smallest amount of faux buyers remorse they will try to get away with.

They- These liberal media aholes – are a major part of the problems we have today. And now they’re not so sure of their messiah- BS to that !!

FlaMurph on June 3, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Great soundbite from ABC’s roundtable: Donna Brazille admits to drinking (the) Kool-Aid!!! Someone should get a clip of that–priceless!

SheVee on June 3, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Leftist democrats won’t vote for him either; Obama has alienated EVERYONE, including Black Clergy who are angry about the gay marriage issue.

I might add that going to social issues as a distraction from his failures with the economy and jobs, backfired. It’s hard to listen to or even care about the demogoguery when you can’t get a job, or your adult children have no future in their chosen career, or you can no longer afford to retire. The mainstream media is only disappointed in Obama because they no longer have any credibility.

lea on June 3, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Uppereastside on June 3, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Define mess.

Cindy Munford on June 3, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Well he is now claiming Sketch’s MA administration wasn’t 47th but 30th in job creation. Buhahahahahaha.

First he claimed he saved the auto industry. I can’t wait till he claims credit for killing OBL. They don’t call him Sketch for nothing.

Uppereastside on June 3, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Uppereastside on June 3, 2012 at 11:56 AM

He didn’t make those claims. But whatever makes you feel good, I guess.

22044 on June 3, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Uppereastside on June 3, 2012 at 11:56 AM

I imagine that Gov. Romney will be happy to compare and contrast MA’s 4.7% unemployment with The Won’s 8.3% all day long and twice on Sunday. As for the auto industry, you have me there, I would have preferred that they filed for bankruptcy under the existing laws, giving the creditors and investors and not the unions the lions share of the advantages and The Won wouldn’t have gotten to pick and chose which dealerships closed. I resent taxpayer money propping up any private business, nothing is too big to fail. We are watching it in slow motion right now.

Cindy Munford on June 3, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Uppereastside on June 3, 2012 at 11:56 AM

…huh?…you speaking Austrian again?

KOOLAID2 on June 3, 2012 at 12:11 PM

CBS’ Face the Nation: David Axelrod, Obama chief campaign strategist; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee Chairman; Former Governor Ed Rendell; Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX); Michael Gerson, Washington Post; Bob Shrum, The Week

..wonder if the Romney campaign will organize some in-studio demonstrators for the AxelTurd interview? The way that campaign’s been on fire, would not doubt it.

AsselHat == SCOAMF Jr, of course!

The War Planner on June 3, 2012 at 12:18 PM

“Romney senior adviser; Steve Schmidt”

Why would Romney hire this guy? The guy’s a moron!!!

idesign on June 3, 2012 at 8:40 AM

..easy. You give him a job sorting paper clips at campaign HQ to keep him toeing the line and from mouthing off at talk shows. They essentially did that with Trump.

Look for Ron Paul to join the campaign as a paid consultant sometime before Tampa.

The War Planner on June 3, 2012 at 12:26 PM

How does Krugman still get TV slots? He has to be the biggest blithering idiot to ever grow a beard.

I cannot remember the last time he said anything factually correct.

If he idea of economics were true, the USSR would be the leader of the free world and superpower of the 21st century.

Yet, there he is, on the schedule again.

alecj on June 3, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Look for Ron Paul to join the campaign as a paid consultant sometime before Tampa.

The War Planner on June 3, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Heh. Nice shot.

a capella on June 3, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Steve Schmidt, Kay Bailout Hutchinson, Dick Lugar? Man, the stink of RINO failure is quite powerful this weekend. Was Charlie Crist too busy at the tanning bed?

fitzfong on June 3, 2012 at 11:01 AM

..nailed it! If the Dems/Obama’s campaign were feeling their oats, they’d have DWS and the other flunkies (besides Asselhat) out on the Sunday shows. As it is, they need to discredit Romney with those weak-tea-drinking toadies from Romney’s side.

Ain’t gonna work; Schmidt (excuse: ScHmIdT) is on Mitt’s payroll now.

The War Planner on June 3, 2012 at 12:34 PM

How does Krugman still get TV slots? He has to be the biggest blithering idiot to ever grow a beard.

Yet, there he is, on the schedule again.

alecj on June 3, 2012 at 12:29 PM

..in this circle jerk, you invite the guy with the biggest jar of lubricant.

The War Planner on June 3, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Eric Fehrnstrom is terrible at these media appearances, and there is only so much clean up George Will can do. Fehrnstrom let all kinds of erroneous assertions about Romney go unanswered.

Pulling my hair out.

teri_b on June 3, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Mr. Etch-a-sketch needs to watch his mouth. These would have been better as one-on-one’s instead of round table nonsense.

rubberneck on June 3, 2012 at 1:09 PM

I imagine that Gov. Romney will be happy to compare and contrast MA’s 4.7% unemployment with The Won’s 8.3% all day long and twice on Sunday. As for the auto industry, you have me there, I would have preferred that they filed for bankruptcy under the existing laws, giving the creditors and investors and not the unions the lions share of the advantages and The Won wouldn’t have gotten to pick and chose which dealerships closed. I resent taxpayer money propping up any private business, nothing is too big to fail. We are watching it in slow motion right now.

Cindy Munford on June 3, 2012 at 12:11 PM

I would imagine a lot of GM dealerships here in the US will close as this new China thrust unfolds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=Lvl5Gan69Wo

Seems a lot of our stimulus dough,some 80 billion, went to China along with GM. Now that some 70% of all GM cars are made outside of the US the unions can demand just about anything they want since they will soon if not already become irrelevant.
Hard to image the regime would destroy their own sources of funding the unions.
Seems GM R&D is also moving to china along with 11 joint ventures with SAIC and FAW China which are front companies for the Chicoms.
Making the story even better seems GM just bought sponsorship for a movie about the history of the commie party in China so they could lure party big wigs and And commie undeworld figures who are spotted driving caddys into buying even more caddys.
Makes you think twice about buying that next corvette or van doesn’t it!!

rodguy911 on June 3, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Punctuation is your friend.

steebo77 on June 3, 2012 at 11:10 AM

+ 100..:)

Dire Straits on June 3, 2012 at 2:11 PM

rodguy911 on June 3, 2012 at 2:10 PM

To the extent that I could follow you, it seems that since GM had an $80 Billion dollar bailout, they need to stay in the US and do something.

Um, did it cross your mid that big government may have put GM in the shape it was in? Or at least help a lot?

And as far as your thoughts about Chicoms, I see more capitalism in the far east than I do in Western Europe or Japan. The guys here who curse the UAW then buy German or Japanese vehicles crack me up. Their home nations are not only more socialist than we are, they are more socialist than the UAW wants.

IlikedAUH2O on June 3, 2012 at 2:33 PM

mountainaires on June 3, 2012 at 8:49 AM

People are turned off. Things are bad.

OK, but someone better prep Gov. Romney with rebuttals to the Democratic jab lines.

1) Like the rapid rate of job creation and the deplorable state of the economy when he took over. The One’s staff apparently never heard of cycles and spikes in our economy. It is long recessions which are the earmark of socialist governments.

2) The porkulous should be attacked now in talking points going out. The Ohio Governor seemed to have no reply to it and apparently did not know how the money was passed through the democratic precincts like the Scotsman passed scotch through his bladder before sharing on the grave of a friend.

3) As related to #1, the auto bailouts and the eternal unemployment (along with numerous other nanny state laws) just prolong suffering and a weak economy. GM would have survived in court. The union may not have — but that is what courts are for.

4) Speculators are blamed for high gas prices. IT WAS INEPT FOREIGN POLICY!) The failed policies involved include, but are not limited to, the eternal talks with Iran and the survival of a government that is a menace to a healthy slice of the world’s oil supply. Another issue is the Russian profit from high oil prices and this issue alone makes a joke of the “Reset” button. They want to keep the conflict going forever while trading with Iran and Syria for more profits.

IlikedAUH2O on June 3, 2012 at 2:55 PM

To the extent that I could follow you, it seems that since GM had an $80 Billion dollar bailout, they need to stay in the US and do something.

Um, did it cross your mid that big government may have put GM in the shape it was in? Or at least help a lot?

And as far as your thoughts about Chicoms, I see more capitalism in the far east than I do in Western Europe or Japan. The guys here who curse the UAW then buy German or Japanese vehicles crack me up. Their home nations are not only more socialist than we are, they are more socialist than the UAW wants.

IlikedAUH2O on June 3, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Maybe you should have just watched the video. Many others have and seem to get it without a problem.
The gist was that GM–still partially owned by the US govt.– is establishing non union China as its base using tax payer dollars.ANd,one of the first things they do is go after more Cadillac business by soliciting the worst of the chicoms who sanction everything that is wrong with China by sponsoring a movie that features the history of communism. Maybe that’s a little bit easier for you to read. View the video it will all come clear.

rodguy911 on June 3, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Looking at that Sunday lineup all I can think about that roster is ‘Garbage In, Garbage Out’.

rayra on June 3, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Strange Sunday show day IMO.

Fox was the Best Wallace took it to Ed Gillespie. Just flustered him with simple questions, That technique should only work on Liberals, but today it worked on us.

On MTP Kevin Madden owned the Roundtable. Kasich won that debate but could be because Im a partisan.

Eric Fehrnstrom looked Nervous on this week had a great argument when he said “would you take 4.7 over 8.2″, G. Will is always great enjoyed him pushing Fehrnstrom a little, Krugman always points to Reagan’s record then distorts it to prove a point, he served 8 years with different congress’s and did what he needed too, but always believed what he believed.

boogaleesnots on June 3, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Hey Hotair: when I go to a website and a video commercial begins playing without me selecting it, I immediately leave that website and stay away for a day or 2. Don’t stoop to that level, Hotair! Give people the choice as to whether they want to select an advertisement on your site. DD

Darvin Dowdy on June 3, 2012 at 11:45 PM