Quotes of the day

posted at 9:21 pm on June 8, 2012 by Allahpundit

If the next five months are anything like the last two, Barack Obama is toast. That’s what many Democrats are saying privately, and it’s not about Wisconsin.

The effort to recall Scott Walker failed, but exit polls show the president holding an edge in the state, which hasn’t voted Republican since 1984. It’s the weak job numbers from last week that has Democrats panicking. There’s a sense that the economy has stalled, and that the Obama campaign is stuck in a time warp with a message that assumes steady if slow progress, when the jobs picture may not get better.

“Our real concern is that they’re just sleepwalking,” says a Democratic strategist, who did not want to be quoted by name criticizing the Obama campaign. His fear, echoed by many, is that Obama’s responses to the dire economic conditions fall far short of the bold leadership needed.

The latest gimmick rolled out by the White House, a To-Do list aimed at Congress that fits on a Post-it note, is emblematic of what’s missing. “A To-Do list is for little things, like picking up the dry cleaning; you don’t put “schedule your son’s MRI” or “buy a new house” on the list,” says this frustrated Democrat.

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Mitt Romney would collect at least 72 of the 110 electoral votes available in eight battleground states if President Barack Obama’s current polling numbers, as reported by The Huffington Post, are overstated by a mere one percent.

Romney would win that electoral majority in Colorado, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Wisconsin if there is a one percent undercount and if undecided voters there split evenly between Romney and Obama…

[I]f the undecided voters break for Romney by two-thirds, Romney would win all those states’ 110 votes, pushing him well above the 270 margin and earning Obama a helicopter ride home to Illinois…

Some Democratic-leaning organizations are concerned that the polls may overstate Obama’s support. “This is going to be a very tough year to poll,” MSNBC host Chris Matthews said Wednesday

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Senate Democratic leaders are politically paralyzed on how to proceed on the Bush-era tax rates.

With five months to go before the election, President Obama and key congressional Democrats remain at odds on whether the threshold for extending the George W. Bush-era rates for families should be $250,000 per year or $1 million annually. Obama backs the former while most Democratic leaders, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), support the higher threshold…

Democratic leaders maintain they are content to play defense, but are worried that some vulnerable Democrats might defect and support a temporary extension of all the Bush-era rates, which would undercut their negotiating position.

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It’s a fascinating weakness of this presidency: Obama has no reliable surrogates. Joe Biden is the vice president, and 90 percent of his job description is to be a carnival barker for his boss. But, particularly since Biden forced the president’s hand on gay marriage, it’s apparently dawned on the White House that Biden is less than dependable as a wingman. Sure, he might begin a statement by saying, “This president saved us from another Great Depression.” But you never know if he’ll finish by adding, “My neighbor has three rabbits,” or, “These are not my pants.”

The president has tried to be his own surrogate, personally going on the attack against Romney. But all that does is remind voters that Obama doesn’t want to talk about his own record — and further diminishes his tattered bipartisan brand.

That’s probably one reason they tried out David Axelrod as an anti-Romney hatchet man in Boston the other week. But you know your audition as Obama pitch man hasn’t gone well when 90 percent of the media coverage boils down to either stories about how you were booed by Romney supporters, or stories about how everyone’s asking, “What meth-head thought Axelrod would be a good surrogate?”

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Dominoes, anyone? The chips, indeed, are beginning to fall. They fell in Wisconsin, where Democrats failed to unseat Gov. Scott Walker in the recall election. Not incidentally, Obama was MIA in the run-up to the election. Might he have sensed that things would not go well for Democrats and thus decided to step out of the frame? When the going gets tough, the survivors vamoose.

All of which is to say, Obama has had a bad couple of weeks. Job numbers are still lousy, and the Supreme Court may soon drop a daisy cutter on the president’s signature achievement, the Affordable Care Act.

But the fact that Obama’s surrogates can’t stick to the script may be the best barometer of his perilous incumbency. In the political jungle, where people tend to be more Darwinian than divine, he is wounded and the pack is beginning to turn. Former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell, who could be a hockey mom if he wore lipstick, recently told CBS’s Charlie Rose that Hillary Clinton would have been a better president.

Yes, that is blood you smell.

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It’s way too early to say who the next president will be. But even now, in June, we can already predict at least one outcome of November’s election: if Mitt Romney ends up winning the White House, he will have a better shot at success than many of his presidential predecessors — and he will have Barack Obama to thank for the leg up

I’m not arguing Romney would automatically be a great president. Nor am I saying that Obama deserves credit for everything his potential successor could eventually accomplish. Mitt could, and presumably would, make some mistakes. All presidents do. And history is unpredictable: the forces that ultimately define or derail a presidency are impossible to identify in advance. My only point is that right now, Romney is on track, if elected, to enter the Oval Office with a stronger wind at his back than many of its previous occupants, including Obama.

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Via BuzzFeed.


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The private sector is just fine.

John the Libertarian on June 8, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Boot meet throat, apply pressure, do not release.

hillsoftx on June 8, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Allahpundit was on fire today.

jaime on June 8, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Just hope a further unhinged and cornered psychopath Eric Holder doesn’t decide to make DC like Berlin in April, 1945….

viking01 on June 8, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Heh

cmsinaz on June 8, 2012 at 9:27 PM

0bama is toast…

OmahaConservative on June 8, 2012 at 9:28 PM

2nd that hillsoftx

cmsinaz on June 8, 2012 at 9:28 PM

And they call him a politician..

More like a Blow hard cry baby.

Electrongod on June 8, 2012 at 9:29 PM

To Do list-
1. Kick the dog
2. Host a fundraiser
3. Fly out to another fundraiser
4. Say some stupid stuff
5. Contact Tony Rezko about a new house
6. Call moving company and schedule a January pick up
7. Slink off in shame

Flange on June 8, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Dont count the chickens just yet but dang its been a good day

cmsinaz on June 8, 2012 at 9:31 PM

But you never know if he’ll finish by adding, “My neighbor has three rabbits,” or, “These are not my pants.”

Instant Classic!

All of which is to say, Obama has had a bad couple of weeks.

Um, that would be the entire month of May. In addition to this week.

Which, is fine.

cozmo on June 8, 2012 at 9:31 PM

There is that ‘headwind’ again…

Seven Percent Solution on June 8, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Mr thin skin

cmsinaz on June 8, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Electrongod on June 8, 2012 at 9:29 PM

He is so thin skinned. His wideassed wife wears the panys…

OmahaConservative on June 8, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Helicopter, ✓.
Daisycutter, ✓.
Turning Pack, ✓.

A most satisfying QOTD.

AshleyTKing on June 8, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Yes, that is blood you smell.

And the sharks are circling, circling…

predator on June 8, 2012 at 9:33 PM

O’s bumbling and the Mitt team’s quick responses have me so excited and hopeful. I do not want to gloat. There is still plenty of time for the tide to turn in O’s favor; too many unknowns and too many uninformed voters.

I will, however, remain cautiously optimistic. :)

4Grace on June 8, 2012 at 9:34 PM

When it’s all over Obama will have but one friend to turn to.

Fellow commie, Bill Ayers.

The funniest part, Baracky did it to himself.

fogw on June 8, 2012 at 9:34 PM

…Let them eat cake!

KOOLAID2 on June 8, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Joke Biden is VP for the same reason the Clintons chose Reno at A-G. If you want someone that can’t possibly get in the way of what you want to do, you pick someone too stupid to catch onto the plan.

The downside for little Bammie is that he can’t use the VP for the traditional role of attack dog. An unexpected upside is that Joke is comedic flypaper. The politically-correct comedy industry has been given a green light to ridicule the inconsequential Biden, and thereby take heat off of little Bammie. Anyway, he’s black.

slickwillie2001 on June 8, 2012 at 9:36 PM

I will, however, remain cautiously optimistic. :)

4Grace on June 8, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Note to Mitt: Want to know how to handle the upcoming campaign?

And how to govern if you win?

Talk to that Walker guy from Wisconsin. I think he has some answers.

predator on June 8, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Does anyone else think Obama’s trying to throw this election? Several times I’ve read he doesn’t much like the job. (The perks, sure, but not the job itself.)

With all the mistakes he’s making the last couple months he looks like someone who’s going through the motions of a campaign just because he’s expected to. But he’s really not all that into it & would be perfectly happy to ditch the day job and start cashing in more royalty checks from his memoirs.

That’s probably just wishful thinking on my part but it’s my impression.

beancounter on June 8, 2012 at 9:37 PM

“if Mitt Romney ends up winning the White House, he will have a better shot at success than many of his presidential predecessors…”

All he will have to do is the complete opposite of what Obomwa has done, cut spending, cut government, cut regulation, unleash the private sector, and unleash energy production…

… The explosion of growth and job creation that would instantly occur would expose the failed ideology of the Left for what it is for another hundred years until they are tried again.

Seven Percent Solution on June 8, 2012 at 9:37 PM

“Obama’s Goose Is Cooked.”

idesign on June 8, 2012 at 9:38 PM

When it’s all over Obama will have but one friend to turn to.

Fellow commie, Bill Ayers.

The funniest part, Baracky did it to himself.

fogw on June 8, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Bill Ayers: “So Barry, you want me to write you a third autobiography?”

slickwillie2001 on June 8, 2012 at 9:38 PM

September -> medical reasons -> “spend time with family” ->
Hillary will be the nominee.
 
His psyche will not allow him to be rejected like this.
 
God help our country during that post-election December-January gap when he still holds his lame duck pen if he does stay in to lose.

rogerb on June 8, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Obama’s chickens have come home to roost.

SparkPlug on June 8, 2012 at 9:40 PM

I’m convinced he will lose. I just watched clips of the Inauguration and there were maybe a half-million people there? This man should not just be ahead, he should be miles ahead of anyone “threatening to evict out first black president”.

Marcus on June 8, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Hard to imagine anyone coming in with more good will than obama in 08. The media would never permit that with Romney.

paul1149 on June 8, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Barry’s doesn’t have trouble “going all the way down”

1984 in real life on June 8, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Meltdown? Yes, but not all the way down?

Bmore on June 8, 2012 at 9:41 PM

GM’s alive
bin Laden dead
Arab springs
I’m giving head to Europe’s wind
…the private sector is just fine!
…governments needs help!
FORWARD…or something…

KOOLAID2 on June 8, 2012 at 9:41 PM

In the political jungle, where people tend to be more Darwinian than divine, he is wounded and the pack is beginning to turn.

Good read AP. It appears to me that the comments by Booker and others, including Bill Clinton reveal that B.O. may be out of control. They are finally seeing how dangerous he is and I think steps are being taken to “persuade” him not to run. Of course many of Conservatives and Tea Party members and others have known this for a long time. The Dems can’t pretend any longer. They know if our Country goes down, they go down also. Hillary 2012 anyone?

bluefox on June 8, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Meltdown? Yes, but not all the way down?

Bmore on June 8, 2012 at 9:41 PM

…rollover!

KOOLAID2 on June 8, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Cheering as Wisconsin sent a HUGE message to Obama last week was such fun!

Let’s do that again on Tuesday June 12th, when Arizona’s 8th District has a chance to elect Jesse Kelly to Congress in the Special Election to replace Rep. Gabby Giffords.

Learn more about Jesse Kelly at his campaign website:

http://www.votejessekelly.com/

Come on Arizonans! You can do it!

We will all be watching the results on Tuesday night.

wren on June 8, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Hard to imagine anyone coming in with more good will than obama in 08. The media would never permit that with Romney.

paul1149 on June 8, 2012 at 9:40 PM

They never do with any republican president.

Rio Linda Refugee on June 8, 2012 at 9:42 PM

“What meth-head thought Axelrod would be a good surrogate?”

Or Howdy Doody Messina?

Syzygy on June 8, 2012 at 9:42 PM

But the fact that Obama’s surrogates can’t stick to the script may be the best barometer of his perilous incumbency. In the political jungle, where people tend to be more Darwinian than divine, he is wounded and the pack is beginning to turn.

Just Obama sensed mayor what’s-his-name was wounded & wouldn’t win in Wisconsin, so Obama turned…& ran.

itsnotaboutme on June 8, 2012 at 9:42 PM

predator on June 8, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Good advice. Let’s hope he takes it!

4Grace on June 8, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Yes, I believe he in particular, and the leftists in general, are melting down, and that he should resign the presidency immediately, having surely come to the realization that he has absolutely no business living out some crazy movie script version of reality like “Dave,” and that his weird sloganesque existence is having massively detrimental effects on life in general, here and abroad.

“Cut!” as they say….

Failing an immediate resignation it does strike me that Clinton, if determined to avoid the respectable precedent of former chief executives by shutting up, could actually massively redeem himself by helping to end the tenure of this Marxist. The man actually could do something heroic, if he could just avoid all that confusion over timelines, etc.

Allendundit on June 8, 2012 at 9:44 PM

…rollover!

KOOLAID2 on June 8, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Reach around?

Bmore on June 8, 2012 at 9:44 PM

“What meth-head thought Axelrod would be a good surrogate?”

Or Howdy Doody Messina?

Syzygy on June 8, 2012 at 9:42 PM

…they’re eating out of Mooches garden…what’s she growing in there?

KOOLAID2 on June 8, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Let’s do that again on Tuesday June 12th, when Arizona’s 8th District has a chance to elect Jesse Kelly to Congress in the Special Election to replace Rep. Gabby Giffords.

Learn more about Jesse Kelly at his campaign website:

http://www.votejessekelly.com/

Come on Arizonans! You can do it!

We will all be watching the results on Tuesday night.

wren on June 8, 2012 at 9:42 PM

If only all us Arizonans could vote for Kelly.

Unfortunately, it’s a southern AZ district. Lots of illegal uh, liberal Hispanic voters.

itsnotaboutme on June 8, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Obama’s chickens have come home to roost.

SparkPlug on June 8, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Heh, good one. I pray it’s true.

4Grace on June 8, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Bmore on June 8, 2012 at 9:44 PM

…beer only takes one or two wipes to get off the screen!

KOOLAID2 on June 8, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Obama never figured out he was in DC and not Chicago. Strong arm tactics and bullying won’t get you anywhere when you’re POTUS. The art of compromise is as foreign to him as his place of birth.

fogw on June 8, 2012 at 9:47 PM

if Mitt Romney ends up winning the White House, he will have a better shot at success than many of his presidential predecessors — and he will have Barack Obama to thank for the leg up…

I’m not arguing Romney would automatically be a great president. Nor am I saying that Obama deserves credit for everything his potential successor could eventually accomplish.

LOL! A dead houseplant would have a better shot at success. When you follow an incompetent ass, all you have to do is show up and do a reasonably competent job to look like a bloody genius.

By the way, this really is the great fear that Progs have. A couple of years ago, Ezra Klein wrote a piece in the WaPo and laid it on the line. He said that a recovery was inevitable at some point and, if it happened on a Republican’s watch and not during Obama’s presidency, it would be the death knell for Progressivism and Keynesianism for decades. More than anything to do with Obama, that’s their real fear.

Resist We Much on June 8, 2012 at 9:47 PM

http://news.investors.com/photopopup.aspx?id=614177

For those of you who may have missed this.

Bmore on June 8, 2012 at 9:47 PM

…they’re eating out of Mooches garden…what’s she growing in there?

KOOLAID2 on June 8, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Khat?

predator on June 8, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Obama’s chickens have come home to roost.

SparkPlug on June 8, 2012 at 9:40 PM

…they clucked all the way down!

KOOLAID2 on June 8, 2012 at 9:48 PM

0bama is toast…

OmahaConservative on June 8, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Few months ago I said no way. After today I said yes he is

Conservative4ev on June 8, 2012 at 9:48 PM

The lsm was sure covering his butt

Trying to get mitt with a gotcha about fireman and police

Puhleeze

cmsinaz on June 8, 2012 at 9:49 PM

…beer only takes one or two wipes to get off the screen!

KOOLAID2 on June 8, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Baby wipes? Plain old paper towels? Or the real thing?

Bmore on June 8, 2012 at 9:49 PM

idesign on June 8, 2012 at 9:38 PM

“Obama’s Dog Won’t Hunt”.

.
.
.

(hard to hunt from inside the BBQ)

Who is John Galt on June 8, 2012 at 9:50 PM

To Do list-
1. Kick Eat the dog
2. Host a fundraiser
3. Fly out to another fundraiser
4. Say some stupid stuff
5. Contact Tony Rezko about a new house
6. Call moving company and schedule a January pick up
7. Slink off in shame

Flange on June 8, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Resist We Much on June 8, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Some like it hot and some sweat when the heat is on
Some feel the heat and decide that they can’t go on
Obama can’t take the heat no mater how hard he may try
So let’s turn up the heat until he does fry

VorDaj on June 8, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Bill Ayers: “So Barry, you want me to write you a third autobiography?”

slickwillie2001 on June 8, 2012 at 9:38 PM

You’d have to be Stephen King to write Zero’s third auto.

Who is John Galt on June 8, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Just over 3k on the WI. thread the other night. Predictions for the November thread. Anyone?

Bmore on June 8, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Obama’s chickens have come home to roost.

SparkPlug on June 8, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Those aren’t chickens. Those are vultures. Or maybe Bill and Hillary. It’s hard to tell the difference.

VorDaj on June 8, 2012 at 9:53 PM

After not properly acknowldeging D-Day & the Greatest Generation Barry deserves to step in his own BS.

BHO Jonestown on June 8, 2012 at 9:53 PM

popcorn…yeah

workingclass artist on June 8, 2012 at 9:54 PM

It’s a fascinating weakness of this presidency: Obama has no reliable surrogates. Joe Biden is the vice president, and 90 percent of his job description is to be a carnival barker for his boss. But, particularly since Biden forced the president’s hand on gay marriage, it’s apparently dawned on the White House that Biden is less than dependable as a wingman. Sure, he might begin a statement by saying, “This president saved us from another Great Depression.” But you never know if he’ll finish by adding, “My neighbor has three rabbits,” or, “These are not my pants.”

Wait! You’re telling me, we ended up with an idiot for a Vice President after all? No way!

Sharr on June 8, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Bill Ayers: “So Barry, you want me to write you a third autobiography?”

slickwillie2001 on June 8, 2012 at 9:38 PM

…he hasn’t got time…he’s dressing up the chickens that have come home to roost!

KOOLAID2 on June 8, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Just over 3k on the WI. thread the other night. Predictions for the November thread. Anyone?

Bmore on June 8, 2012 at 9:52 PM

We had thousands the night 0bama won in 08…

OmahaConservative on June 8, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Good day. Good week.

I’m starting to feel optimistic.

gophergirl on June 8, 2012 at 9:55 PM

http://news.investors.com/photopopup.aspx?id=614177

For those of you who may have missed this.

Bmore on June 8, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Typical Ramirez, i.e. Awesome!

And yes I missed it, thanks for the post.

“The pack has turned”…and we know what the Dem pack of rabid face-eating-cannibles do…

Who is John Galt on June 8, 2012 at 9:56 PM

You’ll hear no gloating from me. His Presidency went just like I thought it would, prior to him being elected. Worse, actually. And, unfortunately, his policies have severed the very heart of what this country was founded on. It angers me that some could not be bothered to read ALL of the information regarding our loser POTUS prior to the election. I hope this primer on Socialism has been an eye opener for some. The good news is, we can send him packing and rebuild what has been lost. I’m not sure what the lasting damage will be but America has a history of fighting back when tyranny comes knocking.

Shiny_Tiara on June 8, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Dear Mitt Romney,

To be successful in this Holy Crusade to save the Republic and Western Civilization, you must be the quintessential American like George Patton and Joe DiMaggio. You must fight boldly on all fronts and at all times and at this you must not flag nor fail. You must never succumb to the siren call of the regime’s propaganda ministers that will permeate the television waves. You can not bargain with this tyrant and his propaganda ministers. You can not reason with them. They will feel no pity for you and if they can, they will destroy you and your family without pity or remorse. You must follow the tyrant Hussein Louie Obama to the inmost recesses of his mind and make him fear and dread the very sight and sound of you. You must never let up and you must make his fear of you permeate his thoughts from when he rises in the morning until he retires at night, where he will be allowed only a brief respite in between his increasing nightmares.

VorDaj on June 8, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Bmore on June 8, 2012 at 9:52 PM

On that night? Or including the next day?

732, by then everybody will be passed out, or dancing.

cozmo on June 8, 2012 at 9:57 PM

I bet a lot of the delusionals are wishing Hillary would run….that would bring back their faith…it would be like the Age of Aquarius and woman power all over again.

Mimzey on June 8, 2012 at 9:57 PM

i know these quotes are ‘giggle, giggle, Snort’ awesome…but, we all know..don’t get cocky, kid. There’s a lot of grueling ugly stuff ahead

but here’s Brit Hume on today’s little kerfuffle with the Won

https://twitter.com/Kimsfirst/status/211262816273969152/photo/1

this was not a gaffe…everything barry said reflected his world view…this is who they are.

Strong, vibrant, muscular Public Sector. Private sector just play a supporting role (literally)

r keller on June 8, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Does anyone else think Obama’s trying to throw this election? Several times I’ve read he doesn’t much like the job. (The perks, sure, but not the job itself.)

With all the mistakes he’s making the last couple months he looks like someone who’s going through the motions of a campaign just because he’s expected to. But he’s really not all that into it & would be perfectly happy to ditch the day job and start cashing in more royalty checks from his memoirs.

That’s probably just wishful thinking on my part but it’s my impression.

beancounter on June 8, 2012 at 9:37 PM

I’ve thought the exact same thing. Like you said he loves the perks, but not the actual job.

He can make millions writing his memoirs and giving speeches. The hard core left will lap it up.

And he gets to hang out with George Clooney a lot more.

I honestly think he doesn’t care if he loses. Way more $$$$$$ to be made in 2013 out of office.

cat_owner on June 8, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Just over 3k on the WI. thread the other night. Predictions for the November thread. Anyone?

Bmore on June 8, 2012 at 9:52 PM

If Mitt wins, the Hot Gas servers will melt down!

4Grace on June 8, 2012 at 9:59 PM

What reason is there for anyone to believe a word he says?

He’s done the opposite of what he says so many times any notion of credibility is utter ridiculousness.

How many reiterations of fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me, does he expect Americans to turn a blind eye too?

Speakup on June 8, 2012 at 10:00 PM

If Mitt wins, the Hot Gas servers will melt down!

4Grace on June 8, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Didn’t happen the night 0 won…

OmahaConservative on June 8, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Crank up the new JoeDanMedia video…
“Laus Deo”

deedtrader on June 8, 2012 at 10:01 PM

“Obama’s Goose Is Cooked.”

idesign on June 8, 2012 at 9:38 PM

She is still taking it to him:-)

bluefox on June 8, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Hey, maybe, this Thanksgiving, the turkey in the White House will pardon himself.

Resist We Much on June 8, 2012 at 10:02 PM

“Sire, the peasants are revolting!”

Liberals Threaten Not To Vote In November Over Disappointment With Obama

And Lanny my man, who do you think is giving the orders for the boy king’s mean and nasty campaigning?

Obama: “I Can Do Any Job Better Than the People I Hire to Do It”

Flora Duh on June 8, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Too bad the Dems didn’t put up a contender to Obama.

Too bad:)

Electrongod on June 8, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Government Health Care was a must and Oblivious O took his entitlement ball and ran with it. Once again, Pelosi, Reid, and the establishment liberals could have cared less about the state of the economy or folks losing their jobs or homes. It was all about their long sought after take-over of the health care industry and ALL THAT MONEY. Fark the peons…..it was all about power……and Obama swallowed it all, hook, line, and sinker.

Good riddance to all of them.

Rovin on June 8, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Didn’t happen the night 0 won…

OmahaConservative on June 8, 2012 at 10:01 PM

True, but seeing Obama elected versus seeing Obama dethroned…?

4Grace on June 8, 2012 at 10:06 PM

What is it with these politicians that think they can legislate jobs? They can pass all the jobs bills they want and the only jobs they create are going to be government jobs that further put us in debt because taxes will be increased to pay for those jobs. June 30th is the end of the fiscal year and by then I’m in hopes the SCOTUS will do their job, it could very well be the most important decision ever if the O gets reelected and fills the Court with liberals. Our country will vanish.

mixplix on June 8, 2012 at 10:07 PM

September -> medical reasons -> “spend time with family” ->
Hillary will be the nominee.

His psyche will not allow him to be rejected like this.

God help our country during that post-election December-January gap when he still holds his lame duck pen if he does stay in to lose.

rogerb on June 8, 2012 at 9:38 PM

I’m agreeing to the Hillary being the Nominee. Those that convince him to not run, will be able to keep him in line. At least I hope so. There is a war in the Democrat party and I don’t think B.O. will win it. Just my “internal” impressions on what has started to happen in the last couple of weeks.

bluefox on June 8, 2012 at 10:07 PM

This is an excellent moment to teach basic economics and explain why command/control economies are doomed to fail. Every republican that can get in front of a camera needs to take a moment to explain this.

tom daschle concerned on June 8, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Good read AP. It appears to me that the comments by Booker and others, including Bill Clinton reveal that B.O. may be out of control. They are finally seeing how dangerous he is and I think steps are being taken to “persuade” him not to run. Of course many of Conservatives and Tea Party members and others have known this for a long time. The Dems can’t pretend any longer. They know if our Country goes down, they go down also. Hillary 2012 anyone?

bluefox on June 8, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Can’t happen. The racism that they have hung on us will now prevent them from doing the right thing. Throwing little Bammie out now will tear apart the democratic party. Throwing little Bammie out now will lose them black vote and start rioting in the streets. Little Bammie’s ego will not allow him to support such a plan. They would lose the election anyway.

Bill Clinton has realized that it is better to subtly sabotage little Bammie enough that Governor Romney wins, and the democratic party hangs together to fight another day.

slickwillie2001 on June 8, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Crank up the new JoeDanMedia video…
“Laus Deo”

deedtrader on June 8, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Thanks for that. Loves me some Joe Dan.

predator on June 8, 2012 at 10:08 PM

I love Mitt’s rapid response team…

… Watching Obowma and the smartest people in the room fall and trip all over themselves from the slightest attack using Obowma’s own words is extremely satisfying.

As we continue to take the fight the regime, I offer one bit of advice…

… Best we continue to stock up on food and supplies as if Obowma would throw us all under the bus just out of spite.

Better safe than sorry…

Seven Percent Solution on June 8, 2012 at 10:08 PM

, Barack Obama is toast. That’s what many Democrats are saying privately

That’s what Lanceman has been saying publicly.

But who am I.

Lanceman on June 8, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Does anyone else think Obama’s trying to throw this election? Several times I’ve read he doesn’t much like the job. (The perks, sure, but not the job itself.)

With all the mistakes he’s making the last couple months he looks like someone who’s going through the motions of a campaign just because he’s expected to. But he’s really not all that into it & would be perfectly happy to ditch the day job and start cashing in more royalty checks from his memoirs.

That’s probably just wishful thinking on my part but it’s my impression.

beancounter on June 8, 2012 at 9:37 PM

I’ve thought the exact same thing. Like you said he loves the perks, but not the actual job.

He can make millions writing his memoirs and giving speeches. The hard core left will lap it up.

And he gets to hang out with George Clooney a lot more.

I honestly think he doesn’t care if he loses. Way more $$$$$$ to be made in 2013 out of office.

cat_owner on June 8, 2012 at 9:58 PM

His narcissism wouldn’t let him admit failure. If he really wants out that badly he’d come up with some kind of illness that necessitates he not serve another term.

Flora Duh on June 8, 2012 at 10:10 PM

“Sire, the peasants are revolting!”

Thanks for telling me, but you’re pretty repulsive yourself. – Emperor Obama.

predator on June 8, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Obama: “I Can Do Any Job Better Than the People I Hire to Do It”

Flora Duh on June 8, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Yes, I think of that article often. That’s just ONE of the reasons I disagree with the posters who believe that O. might just be throwing the election. Whether he enjoys the job or not is irrelevant (IMHO). He still needs to win. He simply cannot handle not being adored.

4Grace on June 8, 2012 at 10:11 PM

tom daschle concerned on June 8, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Yep. ; )

Bmore on June 8, 2012 at 10:11 PM

rogerb on June 8, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Sorry rogerb, I should have read the whole thread before commenting at 10:10.

Flora Duh on June 8, 2012 at 10:12 PM

If he really wants out that badly he’d come up with some kind of illness that necessitates he not serve another term.

Flora Duh on June 8, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Some kind of late-stage HIV would be believable.

Lanceman on June 8, 2012 at 10:12 PM

You’ll hear no gloating from me. His Presidency went just like I thought it would, prior to him being elected. Worse, actually. And, unfortunately, his policies have severed the very heart of what this country was founded on. It angers me that some could not be bothered to read ALL of the information regarding our loser POTUS prior to the election. I hope this primer on Socialism has been an eye opener for some. The good news is, we can send him packing and rebuild what has been lost. I’m not sure what the lasting damage will be but America has a history of fighting back when tyranny comes knocking.

Shiny_Tiara on June 8, 2012 at 9:56 PM

This.

Count to 10 on June 8, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Learn more about Jesse Kelly at his campaign website:

http://www.votejessekelly.com/

Come on Arizonans! You can do it!

We will all be watching the results on Tuesday night.

wren on June 8, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Thanks wren. He was on Mark Levin this evening. He said that a House Majority Pac has been outspending him and running ads taking some of his previous statements prior to Giffords accident against him. Out of context I think. He also said this Pac he believes is Pelosi’s.

bluefox on June 8, 2012 at 10:12 PM

If only all us Arizonans could vote for Kelly.

Unfortunately, it’s a southern AZ district. Lots of illegal uh, liberal Hispanic voters.

itsnotaboutme on June 8, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Jesse Kelly came pretty close to winning when he ran against Rep. Gabby Giffords in 2010.

Gabby Giffords (D) – 138,280 votes

Jesse Kelly (R) – 134,124 votes

Only a 4,156 vote difference.

http://www.azsos.gov/election/2010/General/Canvass2010GE.pdf

I realize that district lines may have changed after the 2010 census and the dynamics may be different in a Special Election, but it seems like Jesse Kelly should have a reasonable shot at winning this race.

What needs to happen to give Jesse Kelly a Victory on Tuesday?

wren on June 8, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Bmore on June 8, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Cute:-)

bluefox on June 8, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Eleanor, I like my toast with honey, not jam, light butter, and just a bit of brown sugar. Would you mind terribly dear?

Bmore on June 8, 2012 at 10:17 PM

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