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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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

..uuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuh..

:-D

The War Planner on June 10, 2012 at 9:57 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

Ten bucks an hour is the Obama economy.

CW on June 10, 2012 at 9:57 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

.
We’ll have to start tomorrow promoting it for next year, seeing as now today is, well, almost over …..

ExpressoBold on June 10, 2012 at 9:57 PM

KOOLAID2

tom daschle concerned on June 10, 2012 at 9:58 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

I think more like—arnolds been bad, he needs to stay after school with Mrs. Palin so she can get him to see the error of his ways. I’d call that positive re-enforcemnet.

Seriously, my little heart broke when she decided not to run. Maybe in the future, we shall see.

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Huh???

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 9:59 PM

The GOP will betray you!!..:)

PS..The GOPe will betray you!!..For the True Cons..:)

Dire Straits on June 10, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Dwivin’ in my Caw ……

ExpressoBold on June 10, 2012 at 9:55 PM

thx for the memory. Way funny.

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Having trouble sleeping at night? Feel irritable, nervous and discontent? Can’t seem to settle down and focus? IT’S OBAMAINSOMNIA! The only cure for this dreaded, debilitating disease is to get out and vote out the Socialist, Dictator Wannabe that is destroying our country, paying off his cronies with our money, giving away state secrets to make himself look like something other than the tiny, big eared, NitWit and crook that he is. Do his drone strike video gaming and death from above hobbies bother you? His green energy payoffs to his political bundlers keeping you awake as your wages stagnate? Is 150 fundraiser trips at taxpayer expense by the first of June too many? Is your private sector job NOT “doing fine”. Do you pay more for healthcare and receive the same or less wages than three years ago? Are you afraid your kids will have not as good a life as you did because of OBAMADEBT? Then cure your OBAMAINSOMNIA by getting off your butts, outta your houses and do something, anything, to make sure this fraud is NOT re-elected.

ConcealedKerry on June 10, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Looney Tunes always beat out Disney this Boomer says…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 9:55 PM

..and especially kicks asss on these new artwork-starved, crayon-drawn mindless pieces of crap they got going nowadays!

Sponge Bob Square Pants? South Park? These young whippersnappers don’t know their kiester from a bowling ball.

The War Planner on June 10, 2012 at 10:01 PM

this economy is so darn fine it’s one step from dandy

thanks Dr Pepper

Slade73 on June 10, 2012 at 10:02 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

They’d prefer to pretend that April-May never happened. The War on Women™ Starring Julia that actually increased women’s support for Romney. The Dog That Didn’t Bite (‘Cause Obama Et It). Who’s the Bigger Bully? Another Obama Budget Shut-Down. It’s almost as if the tempo of disaster is accelerating. Change!

de rigueur on June 10, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Dwivin’ in my Caw ……

ExpressoBold on June 10, 2012 at 9:55 PM

tuwn on da wadio……

ted c on June 10, 2012 at 10:03 PM

ConcealedKerry on June 10, 2012 at 10:01 PM

.
That has the rhythm and tone of a Sam Kinison piece… if you didn’t like him, you never would.

ExpressoBold on June 10, 2012 at 10:04 PM

They’d prefer to pretend that April-May never happened. The War on Women™ Starring Julia that actually increased women’s support for Romney. The Dog That Didn’t Bite (‘Cause Obama Et It). Who’s the Bigger Bully? Another Obama Budget Shut-Down. It’s almost as if the tempo of disaster is accelerating. Change!

de rigueur on June 10, 2012 at 10:03 PM

heh! great rundown.

ted c on June 10, 2012 at 10:05 PM

That has the rhythm and tone of a Sam Kinison piece… if you didn’t like him, you never would.

ExpressoBold on June 10, 2012 at 10:04 PM

oh OHHHHHH!!!!

needs a few of those in there and I see what you’re getting at.

dude was funny!

ted c on June 10, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Ten bucks an hour is the Obama economy.

CW on June 10, 2012 at 9:57 PM

That would have people standing in a mile-long line out here; I’m seeing people I know delivering newspaper stacks, and others doing liquor stocking. Those jobs aren’t even paying $10/hr.

Bishop on June 10, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Sponge Bob Square Pants? South Park? These young whippersnappers don’t know their keester from a bowling ball.

The War Planner on June 10, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Infidel! Those are two of the funniest newer stuff out there. So. Park just gets better and better. :)

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 10:07 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…

LoLz..That is funny..:)

Dire Straits on June 10, 2012 at 10:08 PM

this economy is finer than me in some lipstick and @ssless chaps

Slade73 on June 10, 2012 at 10:11 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

Bishop:

Obama might be correct(*rolls eyes*),in that,
with Hopeys Progressive mindset,it all sounds
so good,

with “Love of Theory”!!:)

(sarc)

canopfor on June 10, 2012 at 10:12 PM

oh OHHHHHH!!!!

needs a few of those in there and I see what you’re getting at.

dude was funny!

ted c on June 10, 2012 at 10:06 PM

.
Those oh OHHHHHH!!!! oh OHHHHHH!!!! OHHHHHHHHHH OHHHHHH!!!! right down into the audience, where he would trap them and make ‘em squirm…. scary and hilarious at the same time!

ExpressoBold on June 10, 2012 at 10:12 PM

This was a great week for conservatives.

WisCon on June 10, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Bishop on June 10, 2012 at 10:07 PM

If all of those people that fell off the unemployment rolls vote there is little doubt Obama is done.

CW on June 10, 2012 at 10:15 PM

This was a great week for conservatives.

WisCon on June 10, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Yes, it was.
God Bless ya’

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 10:15 PM

this economy’s so tasty I wanna eat its face

Slade73 on June 10, 2012 at 10:16 PM

So. Park just gets better and better. :)

arnold ziffel on June 10, 2012 at 10:07 PM

..humor is funny, Arnold, art sucks is all I’m sayin’.

The War Planner on June 10, 2012 at 10:16 PM

When you don’t lead, people don’t follow.
When you try pulling the car out of the ditch and end up pushing it off a cliff instead, people tend to notice. Especially people now wondering if they’ll ever be able to own a home again or have a job that doesn’t involve pink slime, taco shells, or pizza dough.
When you make promises people tend to want you to follow through. Unlike Bush Sr’s “read my lips” thing, obama just flat out looked at the horrible economy and explained to people “shut up, you’re doing fine”.

Why would this idiot think anyone wants 4 more years of him? Delusion, sure, but with all the people in his ear you’d think it’d start sinking in at some time or another. Maybe he’ll get it at the end of Jan. 2013.

Wolfmoon on June 10, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Walker’s win restored some of the faith I lost in Americans.

What a beautiful night that was ESPECIALLY due to the purported dead heat they were predicting based on those exit polls…..

only made it sweeter.

CW on June 10, 2012 at 10:17 PM

this economy’s so tasty I wanna eat its face

Slade73 on June 10, 2012 at 10:16 PM

I don’t know why but that made me laugh.

CW on June 10, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Those oh OHHHHHH!!!! oh OHHHHHH!!!! OHHHHHHHHHH OHHHHHH!!!! right down into the audience, where he would trap them and make ‘em squirm…. scary and hilarious at the same time!

ExpressoBold on June 10, 2012 at 10:12 PM

..o.k. then! It’s agreed? One day next year for ITLEFD and November 6th — commencing at 2100 HRS EST is National Talk Like Sam Kinnison Day!

The War Planner on June 10, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Ten bucks an hour is the Obama economy.

CW on June 10, 2012 at 9:57 PM

That would have people standing in a mile-long line out here; I’m seeing people I know delivering newspaper stacks, and others doing liquor stocking. Those jobs aren’t even paying $10/hr.

Bishop on June 10, 2012 at 10:07 PM

http://newsone.com/2019993/jesse-jackson-jr-leads-the-charge-on-increasing-the-minimum-wage-to-10hour/

davidk on June 10, 2012 at 10:21 PM

PrezNitWit Petey doesn’t get it fo sure!
Commie rat really believes government jobs are the only ones worthwhile he even said so. He supposedly started in the private economy “Wall Street” and moved to community organizing! Where does PresNitWit Petey propose to get all the cash to fund all his Goberment jobs when he has taxed profits at 100% and the private sector ceases to exist?
China? Thats were the jobs will all be, thats where their headed now, China S. Korea, Japan anywhere but here, the highest corporate taxed country in the world! OBAMAINSOLVENCY!

ConcealedKerry on June 10, 2012 at 10:21 PM

— commencing at 2100 HRS EST is National Talk Like Sam Kinnison Day!

The War Planner on June 10, 2012 at 10:18 PM

set Hot Air filters to “allow all” and let’s roll/

ted c on June 10, 2012 at 10:23 PM

I’m going to bed early. Love being there for thunderstorms…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 10:23 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

ted c:)
=======

KILL THE WABBIT!!!!!
*********************

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kN4SnQHDl5k

canopfor on June 10, 2012 at 10:23 PM

This was a great week for conservatives.

WisCon on June 10, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Thank you, Wisconsin.

davidk on June 10, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Night OC.

tom daschle concerned on June 10, 2012 at 10:26 PM

On Wisconsin, On America, throw the Rats and RINOs out on their fat lazy asses!

ConcealedKerry on June 10, 2012 at 10:26 PM

davidk on June 10, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Will they never learn?

CW on June 10, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Vice President Joe Biden’s former top econmist…ROFL

“Instead of trolling for gaffes, Republicans ought to focus on the jobs debate and stop taking steps to make matters worse,” Bernstein said.

Trolling for gaffes Mr. Bernstein? How about your political party get their boot off the neck of Americans so they can get out there and provide a living for their families?

Contemptible pile of amphibian scat.

tom daschle concerned on June 10, 2012 at 10:29 PM

“Instead of trolling for gaffes, Republicans ought to focus on the jobs debate and stop taking steps to make matters worse,” Bernstein said.

And what the heck does this guy mean ‘jobs debate?’

Your political ideology is inherently anti-jobs, anti-growth, anti-family, anti-life, anti-energy….!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tom daschle concerned on June 10, 2012 at 10:30 PM

canopfor: heh!! love me some ol’ Looney Tunes. I grew up on that stuff. Classic!!

ted c on June 10, 2012 at 10:32 PM

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

Translation: If you redneck sister-lovers would quit trying to be fiscally responsible and let us tax, spend, borrow and print our way to ‘prosperity’ like our Demi-god Krugman says then maybe this nation could ‘recover.’

Corporal Tunnel on June 10, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Can even a Democrat make the argument that the next four years would be any better than the first?

He’s completely ineffectual. He couldn’t even get the job done with a rubber stamp Democrat Congress and there’s no possible way he’ll get that again.

If this guy’s re-elected, in four years we’ll be hearing the same tired excuses and the same miserable economic performance.

Barack Obama is incapable of learning or of leading. He needs to go.

NoDonkey on June 10, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Evening folks. Late to the discussion and can’t stay long. But hey, the private sector is doing fine. So what is there to worry about?

predator on June 10, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Bayam? That pr!ck back?

Lanceman on June 10, 2012 at 9:38 PM

…it’s all yours!…you want some catnip on it?
(:->)

KOOLAID2 on June 10, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Evening folks. Late to the discussion and can’t stay long. But hey, the private sector is doing fine. So what is there to worry about?

predator on June 10, 2012 at 10:40 PM

and, as long as they are doin’ fine, we can saddle them up and beat ‘em like a beast of burden, right/???

ted c on June 10, 2012 at 10:43 PM

tom daschle concerned on June 10, 2012 at 9:58 PM

?…(I miss sometin?)

KOOLAID2 on June 10, 2012 at 10:43 PM

?…(I miss sometin?)

KOOLAID2 on June 10, 2012 at 10:43 PM

I was trying to get first post second page :)

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

and, as long as they are doin’ fine, we can saddle them up and beat ‘em like a beast of burden, right/???

ted c on June 10, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Why of course! After all, socialism can’t survive without the pool of money that evil capitalism provides.
/

predator on June 10, 2012 at 10:47 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 — even as the inflated cost of gas and food has eaten away at what little gain they have enjoyed…”

“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?”

“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….”

I think I see a pattern here…

Seven Percent Solution on June 10, 2012 at 10:50 PM

I’m going to bed early. Love being there for thunderstorms…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 10:23 PM

…still there?…how’s the toe?

KOOLAID2 on June 10, 2012 at 10:55 PM

KILL THE WABBIT!!!!!
*********************

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kN4SnQHDl5k

canopfor on June 10, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Such fond memories…

… try this one:

Inki and the Minah Bird

Seven Percent Solution on June 10, 2012 at 10:57 PM

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

…that’s been O C today…his toe must be better!

KOOLAID2 on June 10, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Speaking of….“the private sector is doing fine.”

Oops!

Gov. Walker splits with Romney, says firemen, teachers aren’t ‘big government’
06/10/12 11:43 AM ET
********************

Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) disagreed Sunday with Mitt Romney’s conclusion that the failed recall election in Wisconsin was evidence that American voters want fewer public workers such as teachers and firemen.

“I think it’s slightly different – I think in our case what they wanted was people willing to take on the tough issues not only here but across the country,” Walker told CBS’s Face the Nation.

“I know in my state our reforms allowed us to protect firefighters, police officers and teachers.

That’s not what I think of when I think of big government.”
(More….)
============

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/231923-gov-walker-splits-with-romney-says-firemen-teachers-arent-big-government

canopfor on June 10, 2012 at 10:58 PM

canopfor: heh!! love me some ol’ Looney Tunes. I grew up on that stuff. Classic!!

ted c on June 10, 2012 at 10:32 PM

ted c:

I watched them as well,they were good,not like the crap thats on now!:)

canopfor on June 10, 2012 at 11:01 PM

davidk on June 10, 2012 at 10:57 PM

drip drip drip…I’d be surprised if Obama is even in Charlotte this fall :)

tom daschle concerned on June 10, 2012 at 11:02 PM

canopfor on June 10, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Such fond memories…

… try this one:

Inki and the Minah Bird

Seven Percent Solution on June 10, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Seven Percent Solution:Lol,I wonder if it was filmed in
Indonesia,haha(sarc)!:)

canopfor on June 10, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Lol,I wonder if it was filmed in
Indonesia,haha(sarc)!:)

canopfor on June 10, 2012 at 11:08 PM

:)

Seven Percent Solution on June 10, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Drop out, Barack. Do it for the girls. You can head straight to the lecture circuit and make millions and millions of dollars. And all the tiresome criticisms will be gone. The fans will adore you and you can golf to your heart’s content with a fully free conscience (not that you have one, but hey, at least you will no longer need to pretend).

minnesoter on June 10, 2012 at 11:15 PM

I’m out… I just woke up at my KB…. bad sign… good night!

ExpressoBold on June 10, 2012 at 11:25 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

Thanks again! I’ll try to put something up at my blog at some point, but it’s really a matter of finding the time, pretty much.

anotherJoe on June 10, 2012 at 11:36 PM

I’m going to bed early. Love being there for thunderstorms…

OmahaConservative on June 10, 2012 at 10:23 PM

.
Mmmmmmmm . . . . . . . . . . thunderstorms . . . . . . . . . . . : )

listens2glenn on June 10, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Meghashyam Mali

Guess that leaves me out. I do however support getting 0 out of office for good come November, followed by a send off in January. Do I get an A+ for that. Why yes I think I do. You are done 0! Or is it , You have done 0! Either way I’m gonna start spelling Gone and Done with 0′s. G0ne and D0ne. Looks queer, but I likey. ; )

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Hey where the heII is everyone? I’m the one who had traffic issues getting down to the city this evening. Whats your excuse?

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 11:46 PM

If Ed Rendells and Van Jones arguments are representative of the Democratic party regarding solutions to unemployment and the economy, then Mitt Romney is a lock to win in November.

Unbelievable ignorance and stupidity.

rickyricardo on June 10, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Fine I’ll just post all by my self. It will give that troll sesquetilian or whatever its name is something to talk about. Dull life or what?

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Hey where the heII is everyone?

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 11:46 PM

I’m here B…

… just lurking around a bit.

Seven Percent Solution on June 10, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Major Garrett

Whole lot of wincing to go around. One of our great commenters posted the number of times 0 has said the private sector is doing fine. Wish I could remember who, I love giving credit where credit is due. Speaking of which, The 0 Economy™

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 11:53 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

Our state of New Hampshire’s Lebanon is a suburb of Dartmouth College.

But much of the state is still red. The blue is in:

1. The college towns, namely Hanover (Dartmouth), Durham (UNH) as well as the snobby elite prep school towns like Exeter (Phillips Exeter Academy) and Concord (St. Paul’s, where “Reporting For Duty” went).

2. Concord. State Capitol. Coming in from the north and exiting I-93, you turn right and almost immediately see the SEIU headquarters. Quite fittingly, they now occupy the building that used to house New Hampshire Public Radio.

3. Southern NH border. Basically MA shifting up.

4. Mitt’s summer hometown, Wolfeboro. Dripping with Old Money Democrats. And new money ones too. What’s so hilarious is that Mitt’s spread there is chump change for that neighborhood.

Del Dolemonte on June 10, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Its a quiet night 7%, looks like folks may have been blessing the cup often and early. Sunday no less. Ahh, work day in the a.m., that must be it. Well heIIfire, I just got in so *clink!*

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Ok who was the first to say that “The GOP will betray you”?

A. KingGold
B. KingJester
C. True_King
D. Dire Straits
E. Dave

SparkPlug on June 11, 2012 at 12:02 AM

John Podhoretz

Always have enjoyed reading John, I mean whats not to like, from the first paragraph.

and then slipped and tumbled headfirst into re-election quicksand from which he will find it very difficult to extricate himself.

How can ya not love the sound of that? And then to end on this little gem.

I’m thinking. Give me a second.

Still thinking. And . . .

I got nothing.

And that may be what Barack Obama has got, too.

Good stuff right there folks. Good stuff.

Bmore on June 11, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Music to lurk by :)

tom daschle concerned on June 11, 2012 at 12:02 AM

D. Dire Straits for $500 SparkPlug. ; )

Bmore on June 11, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 11:46 PM

I am here. Where is bazil? We need to spice up this thread. Maybe Cosmo and Twerp could wrestle each wearing a bunny suit. That would be epic.

SparkPlug on June 11, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Music to lurk by :)

tom daschle concerned on June 11, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Man o man what is with all the lurking tonight? I’m starting to feel as though I’m being stalked. Oh….wait…..I am. Good tune though. : )

Bmore on June 11, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Bmore on June 11, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Nope. It wasn’t Dire. Although he resurrected that famous saying.

SparkPlug on June 11, 2012 at 12:06 AM

The GOP will betray you!!..:)

PS..The GOPe will betray you!!..For the True Cons..:)

Dire Straits on June 10, 2012 at 10:01 PM

What do you mean, “Will” Betray you? Has betrayed you is more accurate. Debt ceiling anyone? Bueller, Bueller, Bueller????

SWalker on June 11, 2012 at 12:06 AM

SparkPlug, I think they are all just staring at me, watching me make a fool out of myself with all this dang late night reading.

Bmore on June 11, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Bmore on June 10, 2012 at 11:56 PM

*clink*

Funny thing…

… with Obowma showing his true colors, “Titanic” is on one of the cable networks.

Did anyone else notice that just before the ship hit the iceburg in the movie…

… the Officer on Watch yells “Hard to starboard…!!!”

and the Quatermaster turns the wheel to the left???

I was always told “… the Port is kept in the Left side cubbord.”

:)

Seven Percent Solution on June 11, 2012 at 12:06 AM

I am here. Where is bazil? We need to spice up this thread. Maybe Cosmo and Twerp could wrestle each wearing a bunny suit. That would be epic.

SparkPlug on June 11, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Bah… they done that so many times it’s getting old… ;P

SWalker on June 11, 2012 at 12:07 AM

SparkPlug, you mean my buddy Dire is a plagiarist?

Bmore on June 11, 2012 at 12:08 AM

SparkPlug on June 11, 2012 at 12:02 AM

C. True_King

INC on June 11, 2012 at 12:09 AM

I was always told “… the Port is kept in the Left side cubbord.”

:)

Seven Percent Solution on June 11, 2012 at 12:06 AM

LOL! Spoken like a man who appreciates the blessed adult libation. Love me some good Port. Yum!

Bmore on June 11, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Bmore on June 11, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Well if you would take that lamp shade off your head people would laugh with you instead of at you. And you could go back to what you do best: entertaining us troops and hunting trolls and slapping them around.

Just kidding. You can keep the lamp shade on. Bazil likes it.

SparkPlug on June 11, 2012 at 12:11 AM

C. True_King

INC on June 11, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Not fair, you actually pay attention in class. ; )

Bmore on June 11, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Anyone catch the deuce that Your Momma Loves Me dropped in the movie review thread?

To bad they couldn’t pull it off, religion is the greatest evil on the face of the earth. It’s slimy lies ruins lives and stunts the potential of humanity with its magical BS. religion is for the scared weak minded stupid and lazy.

Your Mamma loves me on June 10, 2012 at 9:38 PM


That is sheer genius right there.

tom daschle concerned on June 11, 2012 at 12:11 AM

INC on June 11, 2012 at 12:09 AM

We have a winner folks. It was True_King

SparkPlug on June 11, 2012 at 12:12 AM

ROFL, I just noticed they spelled it Mamma.

Must be special.

tom daschle concerned on June 11, 2012 at 12:12 AM

SparkPlug, you mean my buddy Dire is a plagiarist?

Bmore on June 11, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Yep. But he is a plagiarist that will never betray you.

SparkPlug on June 11, 2012 at 12:14 AM

More tunes to lurk by…

Seven Percent Solution on June 11, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Bmore on June 11, 2012 at 12:11 AM
SparkPlug on June 11, 2012 at 12:12 AM

:) Another question I might easily miss. I had a head start because I knew True King under another moniker on another blog—although if you ask me what it was I couldn’t remember at the moment. He may have started saying it there.

INC on June 11, 2012 at 12:16 AM

James Pethokoukis

Now I don’t know this for a fact. But I think I saw one of the commenters here once say that under 0 the feds are adding an average of 6000 federal employees a week to the Fed payroll. One of you smart ones that keeps track of that kind of stuff feel free to set me straight if that is not correct. I do not want to emulate 0 and be the King of disinformation.

Bmore on June 11, 2012 at 12:17 AM

“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.”

I love delusional leftists.

———–
bayam, how come you forget that when Obama took over you had a leftist congress and senate? Quit moping and focus on your failures, your congress and president.

Schadenfreude on June 11, 2012 at 12:18 AM

http://dailycaller.com/

The DC is droppin’ an anvil on POTUS’ track record in Chicago. Check it out.

ted c on June 11, 2012 at 12:19 AM

ROFL, I just noticed they spelled it Mamma.

Must be special.

tom daschle concerned on June 11, 2012 at 12:12 AM

That one must be stuck in a place somewhere between Freddie Mercury and Al Jolson.

Bmore on June 11, 2012 at 12:19 AM

INC on June 11, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Just wait until Dire shows. ; )

Bmore on June 11, 2012 at 12:20 AM

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