Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on June 10, 2012 by Allahpundit

President Obama’s campaign is calling on supporters to grade its performance amid a difficult early June for his reelection bid against presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney…

The supporter survey comes on the heels of a difficult month for the president, which saw Obama’s team on the defensive over a still weak economy, a set-back for Democrats and labor groups in Wisconsin’s recall election, a strong fundraising month for rival Romney and increasing congressional anger over a series of national security leaks.

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When Jared Bernstein, Vice President Biden’s former top economist, began reviewing notes of President Obama’s press conference on Friday, he stopped cold when he read “the private sector is doing fine.”

“It caught my eye,” Bernstein told National Journal. Bernstein immediately fired off an email to the intern who took the notes to make sure it was accurate and not a rough or garbled translation. “I thought, ‘Did he really say that?’”

To his dismay, the intern wrote back that those were Obama’s words. Verbatim…

Asked would he have winced if he’d still been in the White House, Bernstein said: “I winced having not been in there.”

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“The private sector is doing fine” may prove to be the pivotal moment for the 2012 campaign because of what it demonstrates about the president’s ideas as he heads into the fight of his life.

[T]he health of the private sector can’t be measured solely or even primarily by job creation. Most people, after all, haven’t gone through the horror of unemployment.

What they have gone through is a period in which they have almost no job mobility, and a period in which their wages haven’t grown much — even as the inflated cost of gas and food has eaten away at what little gain they have enjoyed.

And that doesn’t even get into the discomfiting anxieties that come with working in America in 2012 — the sense that many jobs are tenuous, that maybe your employer can get by with one worker instead of two and that the one who gets laid off will be you.

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There’s a deeper issue here than just Obama being thoughtlessly glib about the slow-growth nature of the U.S. economic recovery…

The remark reveals the government-centered nature of Obama’s thinking. He just doesn’t give private enterprise very much thought, particularly when it comes to all the ways government can muck up the free enterprise system. To Obama, the private sector is always “doing fine,” so it really doesn’t matter if the public sector overloads it with too many taxes and too much regulation. The private sector? Oh, you means guys like Bain Capital who like to fire people.

No wonder there’s been so little sense of urgency by the Obama White House to cut the sky-high corporate tax rate or so little consideration given to the impact on small business of letting the Bush tax cuts expire. The private sector is “doing fine,” after all. Unintended consequences? What are those?

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Even Obama has made noises about cutting the size of the government bureaucracy — the foundation, at the federal level, of Washington’s disconnected high life. Does he not mean it? If that’s supposed to happen, when? It clearly can’t happen when the country’s in recession, according to the president–which is why his original 2009 stimulus bill sought to preserve state and local government jobs. Now he’s telling us it can’t happen when the economy is recovering and the private sector is doing fine growing at a modest pace. Is he really going to want to cut unneeded government jobs later, when the private sector really is “doing fine” and there’s lots of tax revenue to fund the fat-marbled government payroll? Why would he do that, if he sees government jobs as jobs, a good thing, the equivalent to private jobs. That he doesn’t say when he’d cut the jobs only reinforces the suspicion that he doesn’t want to cut them at all, ever.

That’s the legitimate fear Obama’s “gaffe” raises, anyway. It’s not a phony media-made story. It gets at a pretty fundamental point.

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Anyway, the bigger problem with Obama’s press conference was that there wasn’t any news in Obama’s prepared remarks. This really makes me shake my head. If you’re going to call a press conference, you have to give beat reporters something new. New is the root of news. If you don’t say something new, a misstatement is bound to dominate, or an answer to an off-message question…

At bottom, then, the press conference reflected the general drift that Clift described. The White House doesn’t have an argument right now. Ever since the jobs report, Romney’s got all the momentum. The White House has tried but then dropped arguments, as I wrote earlier this week, and it sounds a little whiny and ineffectual when Obama urges Congress to pass something that everybody knows Congress isn’t going to pass. And by the way, he ought at least to say “Republicans,” not “Congress.” I’m sure there are risks associated with sounding too partisan, but to me, he has little choice but to lump Romney and the GOP Congress together.

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A series of liberal favorites, culminating with former Obama environmental adviser Van Jones, took to the stage at the Rhode Island Convention Center to rally the Democratic base — and also to make clear that nearly four years after his election, Obama has not lived up to their expectations

“We went from having a crush to feeling crushed,” he added, as the convention hall — which at about 1,500 activists was about half-full compared with where it stood during Warren’s address on Friday — responded with cheers and applause…

“We have a quandary,” Jones said Saturday night. “We know we’re supposed to be fired up, and we know we’re supposed to be ready to go. But we’re pissed off! We’re mad. And we have reason to be. … Somebody said, ‘I feel like I’m caught between Barack and a hard place.’”

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Even more problematic for the president: With the election just five months away, some [liberals at Netroots Nation] are threatening not to donate money or time or even vote in November for the man who overwhelmingly ignited their passions and captured their imaginations four years ago.

“I want to be happy with him,” said Democrat Kristine Vaughan, a 45-year-old school psychologist from Canton, Ohio. “But I am finding that he has succumbed to the corporate influence as much as everyone else. I think he has so much potential to break out of that, but overall he has been a disappointment.”…

Most plan on voting for Obama and their gripes are not unlike what the White House has heard for much of the president’s term. But these left-leaning backers’ varying levels of enthusiasm could spell trouble for a president whose 2008 victory was fueled by a massive network of grass-roots volunteers and small-dollar donors. Polls show the president locked in a tight race that’s likely to be decided in several swing states where he scored narrow victories four years ago. Places like Ohio, Florida and Virginia are expected to be especially competitive, and Obama will need liberal supporters to both work on his behalf and turn out in droves on Election Day.

“He’s done a good job, but he could have done a lot better,” said Ed Tracey, 55, of Lebanon, N.H., who heads his local chapter of the group, Drinking Liberally.

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“There’s no doubt that Obama has turned out to be a major enigma and disappointment,” [a liberal] historian told me. “He waged such a brilliant campaign, first against Hillary Clinton in the primaries, and then against John McCain in the general election. For a long time, I found it hard to understand why he couldn’t translate his political savvy into effective governance.

“But I think I know the answer now,” he continued. “Since the beginning of his administration, Obama hasn’t been able to capture the public’s imagination and inspire people to follow him. Vision isn’t enough in a president. Great presidents not only have to enunciate their vision; they must lead by example and inspiration. Franklin Roosevelt spoke to the individual. He and Ronald Reagan had the ability to make each American feel that the president cared deeply and personally about them.

“That quality has been lacking in Obama. People don’t feel that he’s on their side. Obama doesn’t connect. He doesn’t have the answers. The irony is that he was supposed to be such a brilliant orator. But, in fact, he’s turned out to be a failure as a communicator.”

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“This was not a good week, though, for the president,” Schieffer said.

The surrogate, Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, a Democrat and the head of the Democratic Governors Association replied, “We’ve had better weeks. And [there'll] be good weeks and bad weeks.”

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Via Mediaite.

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gerrym51 on June 10, 2012 at 8:36 PM

gerrym51 on June 10, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Hmmm…lemmee see

f-u

cozmo on June 10, 2012 at 8:38 PM

“The private sector is doing fine” may prove to be the pivotal moment for the 2012 campaign because of what it demonstrates about the president’s ideas as he heads into the fight of his life.

George Allen was driven from the Senate for made-up outrage over a made-up word. This is much more serious if you happen to support the jug-eared Kenyan in the White House.

George Allen will be returning to the Senate in 2013 and the jug-eared Kenyan and his awful family will be going back to their mafia funded house in Chicago.

Happy Nomad on June 10, 2012 at 8:38 PM

-irst

teacherman on June 10, 2012 at 8:38 PM

“He’s done a good job, but he could have done a lot better,” said Ed Tracey, 55, of Lebanon, N.H., who heads his local chapter of the group, Drinking Liberally.

NH used to be such a nice red state…

catquilt on June 10, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Take an umbrella with you to work tomorrow.

Liberal heads are exploding everywhere.

Tim_CA on June 10, 2012 at 8:40 PM

President Ebony and Ivory Tower is a little out of touch? Why, I’m shocked, I tell you.

trubble on June 10, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Sarah Palin is hotter than ever. <3

The Rogue Tomato on June 10, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Would anyone like to win some camels? :)

The al Qaeda affiliate in Somalia has mocked the new $33 million bounty on its top leaders heads by offering its own bounty for President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – 10 camels for Obama and 20 chickens for Clinton.

imasoulman on June 10, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Most plan on voting for Obama and their gripes are not unlike what the White House has heard for much of the president’s term.

Most?? These are the people who claim to be smarter than the rest of us. These people need shock therapy.

AubieJon on June 10, 2012 at 8:48 PM

At bottom, then, the press conference reflected the general drift that Clift described. The White House doesn’t have an argument right now. Ever since the jobs report, Romney’s got all the momentum.

brutal.

ted c on June 10, 2012 at 8:48 PM

i’m glad that Huck/Ann got to pile on. Steph had kind of a sickly look on his face…Steph knows..it’s the economy stupid

and not we don’t mean helicopter barry spreading the borrowed ‘wealth’

r keller on June 10, 2012 at 8:49 PM

GOV Sarah Palin said that there are 23million either unemployed or underemployed and scores more on food stamps.

I guess getting an unemployment check and some food stamps qualifies as “doin’ just fine” and its no wonder that Mr. O and company expect some credit and thank yous all the time.

ted c on June 10, 2012 at 8:50 PM

What they have gone through is a period in which they have almost no job mobility, and a period in which their wages haven’t grown much

Wages have shrunk 10%, after inflation, in the last few years.

itsnotaboutme on June 10, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Be sure to tell of of your friends at work who voted for bammie and haven’t seen a raise in three years (and are praying that their job weathers the economy), that “All is Well”.

As far as li’l bammie’s concerned, that ol’ private sector is A-OK.

(Except of course for those greedy corporate jet owners and stuff)

Tim_CA on June 10, 2012 at 8:51 PM

-irst

teacherman on June 10, 2012 at 8:38 PM

LMAO!

Good one! I admire a quick wit.

backwoods conservative on June 10, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Todd Palin is the most blessed man on the planet.

tom daschle concerned on June 10, 2012 at 8:52 PM

“We went from having a crush to feeling crushed.”

That so needs to be written with a lisp font.

Resist We Much on June 10, 2012 at 8:54 PM

George Allen was driven from the Senate for made-up outrage over a made-up word. This is much more serious if you happen to support the jug-eared Kenyan in the White House.

George Allen will be returning to the Senate in 2013 and the jug-eared Kenyan and his awful family will be going back to their mafia funded house in Chicago.

Happy Nomad on June 10, 2012 at 8:38 PM

heh. So you’re saying that this was Mr. O’s “macaca” moment?

ted c on June 10, 2012 at 8:55 PM

“Labor Department statistics show that the federal government, not counting the postal service, has grown by 143,000 employees during Obama’s tenure.”

Resist We Much on June 10, 2012 at 8:57 PM

“I want to be happy with him,” said Democrat Kristine Vaughan, a 45-year-old school psychologist from Canton, Ohio.

Who else you gonna vote for woman? For pete’s sake, you drive to school on roads we paid for, you got educated in schools that we funded, you spout our party talking points for years and years and are lucky to have survived your abortion 45 yrs ago. You should be thanking us and may do so by shutting your mouth!
/DNC

ted c on June 10, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Be sure to tell of of your friends at work who voted for bammie and haven’t seen a raise in three years (and are praying that their job weathers the economy), that “All is Well”.

But all is well- no fiscal policy is interfering with the natural state of the economy. This is exactly what the Tea Party has been calling for. Let’s watch and see what happens to the economy in the headwinds of a severe balance sheet recession just a few years after the average middle class family lost 35% of its net worth.

Intransigence in Congress has prevented even a simple highway repair bill from passing. How could anything on the economic front possibly go wrong?

bayam on June 10, 2012 at 8:59 PM

resist we much.

is that ralph nader?

ted c on June 10, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Intransigence in Congress has prevented even a simple highway repair bill from passing.

Wasn’t the $787 billion-plus, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Stimulus Act of 2009 supposed to pay for all sorts of infrastructure thingies — you know, like highway repairs?

Resist We Much on June 10, 2012 at 9:03 PM

is that ralph nader?

ted c on June 10, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Krugman

Resist We Much on June 10, 2012 at 9:03 PM

The irony is that he was supposed to be such a brilliant orator. But, in fact, he’s turned out to be a failure as a communicator.

Uh, no. Mr. Obama has been communicating his message quite well for several years now. I fail to understand how anyone can be missing it.

lynncgb on June 10, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, a Democrat and the head of the Democratic Governors Association replied, “We’ve had better weeks. And [there'll] be good weeks and bad weeks.”

I’m more hoping for bad weeks and worse weeks with a sad, tragic outcome for dems esp Baracka caca on 6 Nov 2012. To paraphrase my old girlfriend crr666, “count on it b*tch.”

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 9:04 PM

In reference to the private sector gaffe I made a comment where I coined the term “stag-conomy.” That may be a term that is appropriate, and should be used by our campaigns. Here’s a replay of the context:

This “gaffe” underpins O’s misreading of the “capitalist” economy. O says that some states & localities have lost jobs. True, but implicit here is that O thinks that the govt sector is part of the economic engine of this country. But, public sector spending acts only as an anvil to the larger economy, sucking resources and capital and opportunity cost. Additional spending on pencil-pushing make-work public jobs does only one thing: prevent a larger number of private jobs from being “saved or created.”
O thinks the way to build the economy is to prop up the public sector, and give only rhetorical heed to the private sector. This is a recipe for certain failure, and for the stag-conomy that we are now painfully experiencing.

anotherJoe on June 10, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Moochelle’s lobster tank is full, Eric the Red is busy finding nothing investigating himself and Scare Force One has plenty of gas… so what’s the problem?

– Zero the Vacationer

viking01 on June 10, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Intransigence Congress by Senate Democrats has prevented even a simple budget from passing for 1,136 days.

bayam on June 10, 2012 at 8:59 PM

FIFY

Resist We Much on June 10, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Intransigence in Congress has prevented even a simple highway repair bill from passing. How could anything on the economic front possibly go wrong?

bayam on June 10, 2012 at 8:59 PM

If you are auditioning for a better position under Obama, I think HA might be a waste of your tremendous analytical and fiscal skills.

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 9:08 PM

He just doesn’t give private enterprise very much thought…

…so all the regualtions and restrictions heaped on private enterprise…are boogeymen from where?

KOOLAID2 on June 10, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Wasn’t the $787 billion-plus, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Stimulus Act of 2009 supposed to pay for all sorts of infrastructure thingies — you know, like highway repairs?

Resist We Much on June 10, 2012 at 9:03 PM

I think that the coin from that bill only covered the super Kool-Mo-Dee orange signs and cones that slowed you down to a craw so that you could pass in homage to a work crew 35 dudes leaning on shovels. No repairs were funded….

oops/

ted c on June 10, 2012 at 9:11 PM

craw=crawl

My spell checker is doin’ just fine TYVM.

ted c on June 10, 2012 at 9:12 PM

er… dammit! doin’ just fine = doin’ just fine

ted c on June 10, 2012 at 9:12 PM

I wish Ann would’ve said right to Van Jones face:

“What do you care about cops, you rioted against them in Oakland and served time as a Marxist thug!”

LevinFan on June 10, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Resist We Much on June 10, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Evening Ms. Resist. Here is why uppereastside is so bitter.

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Intransigence in Congress has prevented even a simple highway repair bill from passing. How could anything on the economic front possibly go wrong?

bayam on June 10, 2012 at 8:59 PM

….you’re not even embarrassed when you say something like that…are you? That’s why I like you here.
You’re not a troll…just stupid (:->)

KOOLAID2 on June 10, 2012 at 9:15 PM

NH used to be such a nice red state…

catquilt on June 10, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Too many Ma$$holes moving up here. It’s amazing. They ruin their own state with their braindead liberal garbage and then have to try to spread it up here!

LevinFan on June 10, 2012 at 9:16 PM

bayam on June 10, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Brayam you’re still selling that swill?

Tiresome. You’re guy’s a joke and a failure. Oh and FO.

CW on June 10, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Romney should not only keep using the “The private sector is just fine” quote, he should also use “At some point, you’ve made enough money” line.

LevinFan on June 10, 2012 at 9:17 PM

But we’re pissed off! We’re mad. And we have reason to be. … Somebody said, ‘I feel like I’m caught between Barack and a hard place.’”

Shad up and eat your baracolli.

Buy Danish on June 10, 2012 at 9:17 PM

It took a non-candidate to FINALLY pick-up the mantra of Ronald Reagan.
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Why hasn’t ANYBODY who has been campaigning for the previous ten (or so) months for the Republican nomination for President, been SCREAMING THIS AT THE TOP OF THEIR LUNGS ? ! ! !

Below is my paraphrase of Ronald Reagan’s great line on the subject.
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Government “methods and programs” aren’t the solution to the problem, government “methods and programs” ARE the problem.

listens2glenn on June 10, 2012 at 9:18 PM

But all is well- no fiscal policy is interfering with the natural state of the economy.

bayam on June 10, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Nice caveat bit*h. Let’s talk about environmental issues….

you’re a joke. Oh and FO.

CW on June 10, 2012 at 9:18 PM

The supporter survey comes on the heels of a difficult month for the president, which saw Obama’s team on the defensive over a still weak economy, a set-back for Democrats and labor groups in Wisconsin’s recall election, a strong fundraising month for rival Romney and increasing congressional anger over a series of national security leaks.

Um, we’re only ten days into June, dudes. Just sayin’.

Hawkins1701 on June 10, 2012 at 9:18 PM

President Ebony and Ivory Tower is a little out of touch? Why, I’m shocked, I tell you.

trubble on June 10, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Very very good. Which part of him gets the meanness and communism?
Probably a combo of both—–red Whitey, and Afro lib/Marx theology.

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Resist We Much on June 10, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Evening Ms. Resist. Here is why uppereastside is so bitter.

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 9:15 PM

lol!…don’t forget if he shows up…not to distract him when he posts…his mouth is full!

KOOLAID2 on June 10, 2012 at 9:19 PM

This is how the story entitled “Being Nice To Your Competition” ends. Thanks MSM and John McCain.

hillsoftx on June 10, 2012 at 9:19 PM

What a pathetic recovery and the Brayams still cover for this loser….idiotic.

CW on June 10, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Evening Ms. Resist. Here is why uppereastside is so bitter.

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Evening to you, too.

A very talented woman…castrates Yeastie Toy with her bare hands while holding a magnifying glass with her mouth.

Impressive.

Resist We Much on June 10, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Obama is an effing genius

Cash for Clunkers Results Finally In: Taxpayers Paid $24,000 per Vehicle Sold, Reports Edmunds.com

Jobs Report May 2012: U.S. Employers Added 69,000 Jobs In May As The Unemployment Rate Rose To 8.2 Percent

What we don’t need is more Obama….

he had his Congress for the first two years and he made Obamacare is central focus…..dumbarse.

CW on June 10, 2012 at 9:22 PM

… with a lisp font.

Resist We Much on June 10, 2012 at 8:54 PM

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HA!

ExpressoBold on June 10, 2012 at 9:24 PM

lol!…don’t forget if he shows up…not to distract him when he posts…his mouth is full!

KOOLAID2 on June 10, 2012 at 9:19 PM

No sir, he has quite the lengthy client list and works quickly, gulp.
E.side crack area is dangerous.

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 9:24 PM

https://twitter.com/?tw_e=screenname&tw_i=211142107719671809&tw_p=tweetembed#!/ObamaDoingFine

need a quick laugh…?

ted c on June 10, 2012 at 9:27 PM

erp. broke link

here you go #obamadoingfine

ted c on June 10, 2012 at 9:28 PM

The email contains a link to a survey asking backers to rate which issues are most important to them and the effectiveness of the campaign’s efforts so far

…who are they sending the email out to…pal Val, Axelrot, Reid, Pelosi, and a dozen others?

KOOLAID2 on June 10, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Cash for Clunkers Results Finally In: Taxpayers Paid $24,000 per Vehicle Sold, Reports Edmunds.com

Jobs Report May 2012: U.S. Employers Added 69,000 Jobs In May As The Unemployment Rate Rose To 8.2 Percent

What we don’t need is more Obama….

he had his Congress for the first two years and he made Obamacare is central focus…..dumbarse.

CW on June 10, 2012 at 9:22 PM

You know I had actually forgotten about Cash for Clunkers until you mentioned it. That’s how much damage Obama has done, there’s so much you can’t remember it all!

I disagree that Obama is dumb though. He’s very smart and this desruction of America is being done on purpose.

LevinFan on June 10, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Impressive.

Resist We Much on June 10, 2012 at 9:20 PM

You certainly are and I appreciate your posts. Most all the folks here on HA don’t like it when some reprobate is so disgusting.
That’s fine though because these people declared war on us long ago and I have no problem being mean my own self. Little white boy growing up around rough Mexicans helped.

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 9:31 PM

ExpressoBold on June 10, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Can’t you just hear it?

Not to be mean, but it is kind of hard to take a chrome-domed, black separatist Marxist seriously when he sounds like Elmer Fudd.

It does nothing for his “street cred.”

Resist We Much on June 10, 2012 at 9:32 PM

“The private sector is doin’ fine.”

That one sentence sums up Obama’s worldview completely … The private sector is simply a teet to be milked, and there’s an endless supply of milk. Therefore … we must …

- pile on the regulations (create more jobs for regulators)
- pile on the taxes (get more money for redistribution)
- pile on the federal spending (again, more jobs)

This is such a juvenile worldview … the idea that the private sector exists to serve government!

Nicole Coulter on June 10, 2012 at 9:32 PM

There’s a deeper issue here than just Obama being thoughtlessly glib about the slow-growth nature of the U.S. economic recovery…
=================================================================

Speaking of Thoughtless Glib,a Blast from Zee Past!!

Just grab a Mop,and btw,a great RNC Ad begging to be made!!

Grab A Mop
***********

Oct 20 2009

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=719_1339249354

canopfor on June 10, 2012 at 9:32 PM

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Thanks. You, too.

I couldn’t agree more. It’s war. There is no compromise.

Resist We Much on June 10, 2012 at 9:33 PM

President Obama’s campaign is calling on supporters to grade its performance amid a difficult early June for his reelection bid against presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney…

..I swear, ya just can’t make this sh|t up! How insecure, lame, and touchy-feely is this anyway? A candidate with huge stones would not ask folks to grade his performance. Will someone please change the load in this a**hole’s didies?

Remember Bush taking all all the abuse when he stood up to these prix and said, “I’m the decider!”

..it’s what leaders do.

The War Planner on June 10, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Brayam…..when the Senate is all GOP or even CONTROLLED by the GOP get back to me…until then ES.

Senate votes down Obama’s budget 99-0
VOTERAMA IN CONGRESS, Erie Times-News

CW on June 10, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Somebody said, ‘I feel like I’m caught between Barack and a hard place.’”

Another slogan for 2012 emerges:

“If you’re caught between Barack and a hard place, get rid of Barack.”

Dextrous on June 10, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Bayam? That pr!ck back?

Lanceman on June 10, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Not to be mean, but it is kind of hard to take a chrome-domed, black separatist Marxist seriously when he sounds like Elmer Fudd.

It does nothing for his “street cred.”

Resist We Much on June 10, 2012 at 9:32 PM

..er, shouldn’t that be “stweet cwed”. ma’am?

Just sayin’.

The War Planner on June 10, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Ann Coulter missed an opportunity when Van Jones claimed Republicans wouldn’t pass their own bills. The House has passed countless jobs bills, but Harry Reid (D – NV) won’t allow them to come up for a vote.

Buy Danish on June 10, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Not to be mean, but it is kind of hard to take a chrome-domed, black separatist Marxist seriously when he sounds like Elmer Fudd.

Resist We Much on June 10, 2012 at 9:32 PM

.
We-eu-Wee! (translation: REALLY!)

ExpressoBold on June 10, 2012 at 9:40 PM

..er, shouldn’t that be “stweet cwed”. ma’am?

Just sayin’.

The War Planner on June 10, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Most definitely. My Elmer Fudd impersonation is a little rusty. Glad you are here to deliver for us.

Resist We Much on June 10, 2012 at 9:40 PM

I am aware of a former senate back bencher who would have very openly disagreed with the current President had this been the state of the economy under George W Bush.

DaveDief on June 10, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Shouldn’t we send Keninct’s snap in for him?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2157195/Worlds-weirdest-dating-website-profiles-make-feel-better-yourself.html

Resist We Much on June 10, 2012 at 9:28 PM

..were you around when someone here busted his dating site? I’m thinking you must have been based on your comment above. Aside from a troll zap or AngryEd’s flameout, it was one of the more delicious Hot Gas moments!

The War Planner on June 10, 2012 at 9:41 PM

The War Planner on June 10, 2012 at 9:41 PM

I believe that’s not the same Kenin. Ours is a gay cruise director. Ask Archivarix for the link.

Lanceman on June 10, 2012 at 9:42 PM

<More Cash4Clunkers

Nov 19, 2009

The Labor Department reported Wednesday that consumer prices for new cars rose 1.6 percent, the largest monthly increase since May 1981. Used cars also saw a price hike of 3.4 percent in October — their largest increase since September 1980.

Aug 24, 2010

Consumers looking to save money by purchasing a used car may find that price tags for used vehicles are more than they expect. According to Edmunds, consumers paid $1,800 more for a used vehicle in July 2010 than they did a year ago. The price jump reflects a 10.3 percent increase from last year, an increase of about $19,248 for three-year-old used cars. One used vehicle that experienced a price jump is the Cadillac Escalade, whose average price increased 35.6 percent from last year.

and……

May 18, 2011

DETROIT — It’s the best time in years to sell your car.

People are holding on to cars and trucks for about a year longer than they did before the recession, which has created a tight supply of used vehicles. So few are on the market that prices have risen to their highest level in at least 16 years.

Dealers are paying an average of $11,660 for a used car or truck, up almost 30 percent since December 2008.

Dude’s a genius./

Way to screw the working man.

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The report was written by the White House’s Council of Economic Advisors, a group of three economists who were all handpicked by Obama, and it chronicles the alleged success of the “stimulus” in adding or saving jobs. The council reports that, using “mainstream estimates of economic multipliers for the effects of fiscal stimulus” (which it describes as a “natural way to estimate the effects of” the legislation), the “stimulus” has added or saved just under 2.4 million jobs — whether private or public — at a cost (to date) of $666 billion. That’s a cost to taxpayers of $278,000 per job.

Yep a genius.

CW on June 10, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Gosh! Sarah is beautiful. More than beautiful than ever!
The other chick needs to tell the makeup people to tone down her under eye concealer. Yuck!

southernms on June 10, 2012 at 9:43 PM

..were you around when someone here busted his dating site? I’m thinking you must have been based on your comment above. Aside from a troll zap or AngryEd’s flameout, it was one of the more delicious Hot Gas moments!

The War Planner on June 10, 2012 at 9:41 PM

that was pretty damn funny. Who was it that did that?

ted c on June 10, 2012 at 9:44 PM

I realize that since I don’t share his ideology I’m not likely to embrace The Won but I hope I would be honest about a good speech if he gave one. I have yet to hear one.

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 9:44 PM

But all is well- no fiscal policy is interfering with the natural state of the economy. This is exactly what the Tea Party has been calling for. Let’s watch and see what happens to the economy in the headwinds of a severe balance sheet recession just a few years after the average middle class family lost 35% of its net worth.

Intransigence in Congress has prevented even a simple highway repair bill from passing. How could anything on the economic front possibly go wrong?

bayam on June 10, 2012 at 8:59 PM

You going to be muttering ‘tea party’ when Ezekiel Emmanuel hands you a pain pill, you are over 55 and just diagnosed with cancer?

tom daschle concerned on June 10, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Compare recessions…..

http://www.valuesvoternews.com/2010/10/graph-recession-recovery-comparisons.html

Yep Genius.

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CW on June 10, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Most definitely. My Elmer Fudd impersonation is a little rusty. Glad you are here to deliver for us.

Resist We Much on June 10, 2012 at 9:40 PM

I can’t do much but I definitely can do Elmer Fudd singing “I’m so Lonesome.”—-Just have to be wined up and in the mood. :)

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 9:47 PM

We-eu-Wee! (translation: REALLY!)

ExpressoBold on June 10, 2012 at 9:40 PM

..by the way, Expresso, RWM, and crew, you realize (reawize?) that Tom Brokaw’s real (weaw?) name is really (weawwy?) Tom Brokall. Ever since he started his gig as a local reporter at KNBC in L.A. they heard him pronounce his name and..well..the rest is history.

On a slightly tangential note, they got September 19th staked out as International Talk Like a Pirate Day (ITLAPD) and I am wondering if we shouldn’t designate June 10th as ITLEFD — International Talk Like Elmer Fudd Day?

The War Planner on June 10, 2012 at 9:48 PM

..huhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuh..

The War Planner on June 10, 2012 at 9:49 PM

The remark reveals the government-centered nature of Obama’s thinking. He just doesn’t give private enterprise very much thought…

Yes, it’s almost as if you can sense the subtext of Obama’s feelings: “Not another question about the damn private sector. I’ve had it up to here with all this stuff about the private sector. Who gives! The concern is the govt sector, you know, like teachers and policemen. The private sector is doing just fine!!”

anotherJoe on June 10, 2012 at 9:49 PM

I can’t do much but I definitely can do Elmer Fudd singing “I’m so Lonesome.”—-Just have to be wined up and in the mood. :)

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Please don’t. Someone might mistake you for Barney Frank’s ex on the night before the Congressman’s recent wedding. :-)

lol

Resist We Much on June 10, 2012 at 9:49 PM

reprise: ..huhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuh..

The War Planner on June 10, 2012 at 9:50 PM

ExpressoBold on June 10, 2012 at 9:40 PM

I am wondering if we shouldn’t designate June 10th as ITLEFD — International Talk Like Elmer Fudd Day?

The War Planner on June 10, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Good deal.

Resist We Much on June 10, 2012 at 9:51 PM

He chose the Solyndra LLCs of the world…..yep that was exactly what the Tea Party wanted./ Brayam you’re an utter and complete c8nt.

CW on June 10, 2012 at 9:51 PM

I realize that since I don’t share his ideology I’m not likely to embrace The Won but I hope I would be honest about a good speech if he gave one. I have yet to hear one.

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 9:44 PM

His speeches are about as great as Axelrod’s performance this morning on CNN. I honestly think these libs are paid by the word count and not content.

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 9:51 PM

He chose to ram through Obamacare just as the TP wanted….

/

Q: Will this stupidity never end?

A: Not as long as the Brayams are willing to carry the water.

CW on June 10, 2012 at 9:52 PM

I am wondering if we shouldn’t designate June 10th as ITLEFD — International Talk Like Elmer Fudd Day?

The War Planner on June 10, 2012 at 9:48 PM

dat might have to coincide wif International Wabbit Hunting Day…..just to make it alllwight.

ted c on June 10, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Brayam pretends that this economy is unencumbered by DC…such a dishonest cun*.

CW on June 10, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Gosh! Sarah is beautiful. More than beautiful than ever!
The other chick needs to tell the makeup people to tone down her under eye concealer. Yuck!

southernms on June 10, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Gov. Palin really has that ‘naughty librarian’ look down. Mark Steyn’s phrase, not mine. I’d call it ‘severely conservative.’

de rigueur on June 10, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Please don’t. Someone might mistake you for Barney Frank’s ex on the night before the Congressman’s recent wedding. :-)

lol

Resist We Much on June 10, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Nope, the ex is singing thees.

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 9:54 PM

The Weekend’s music video nugget of deliciousness… Laus Deo
Crank it

deedtrader on June 10, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Looney Tunes always beat out Disney this Boomer says…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 9:55 PM

I can’t do much but I definitely can do Elmer Fudd singing “I’m so Lonesome.”

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 9:47 PM

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That reminds me – Robin Williams doing Elmer Fudd doing Springsteen: FIRE
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Dwivin’ in my Caw ……

ExpressoBold on June 10, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Yes, it’s almost as if you can sense the subtext of Obama’s feelings: “Not another question about the damn private sector.

anotherJoe on June 10, 2012 at 9:49 PM

..Hey, Joe! (“where you goin’ with that gun in yer hand?”) thanks for the nice comment on my blog. Appreciate your stopping by! I repeat my advice: bring your blog up to date; you write well and interestingly!

The War Planner on June 10, 2012 at 9:56 PM

TFGP can shove it. “The middle class is doing fine”, what a mindless, thoughtless thing to say while people are out here just trying to keep a roof over their heads.

Bishop on June 10, 2012 at 9:56 PM

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