Quotes of the day

posted at 10:30 pm on June 14, 2012 by Allahpundit

A space of only five minutes revealed a lot about the aggressive new phase an increasingly confident Mitt Romney is entering.

In a poke at President Barack Obama, the Republican challenger timed a speech in Ohio on the economy to begin just minutes before his Democratic rival gave a major address on the same topic in the same battleground state…

Breaking from his habit of playing it safe with his media appearances, he will appear on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday and is likely to speak to other television networks he has avoided in recent weeks.

***

Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s guerrilla tactics continued Thursday, as the campaign bus circled the venue where President Barack Obama will be speaking this afternoon.

As it passed the assembled throngs of supporters awaiting entry to the event at Cuyahoga Community College, the bus honked its horn dozens of times, before circling around to do it again. Obama supporters jeered and booed each time the bus passed the line outside of the security screening area…

An Obama campaign aide responded to the Romney effort saying “that’s not our style,” adding “campaigns are a reflection of the candidate.”

***

Talk about a venue change.

Fresh from giving an economic speech in the heart of the industrial Rust Belt, President Barack Obama headed to Manhattan’s Greenwich Village on Thursday to hold a big-dollar campaign fundraiser with rich donors at the home of “Sex and the City” actress Sarah Jessica Parker

During a speech at a community college in Cleveland, the president charged that Republican Mitt Romney, a multimillionaire private equity executive and former governor of Massachusetts, would hollow out the middle class.

The evening fundraiser, co-hosted by Parker’s husband, actor Matthew Broderick, and Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour, was decidedly not a showcase of all things middle class. Tickets cost $40,000 and 50 people were expected to attend.

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But there is one group of people Obama has to listen to: the people who give him large sums of money. He recently attended his 150th fundraiser. That’s more than the number attended by the last four presidents put together…

He’s also had plenty of chances to absorb the advice of the kind of rich liberals who like to give money to Democratic presidents. And the evidence that he has taken some of that advice is his initiatives on three controversial issues, each of which involves serious political risk…

The question is, is he listening to anyone else?

***

At DreamWorks Studios, Steven Spielberg spent three hours explaining how to capture an audience’s attention and offered a number of ideas that will be rolled out before Election Day. An early example of Spielberg’s influence is RomneyEconomics.com, a website designed by the Obama team to tell the story — a horror story, by their reckoning — of Mitt Romney’s career at Bain Capital. Afterward, Spielberg insisted that Messina sit down with the DreamWorks marketing team. Hollywood movie studios are expert, as presidential campaigns also must be, at spending huge sums over a few weeks to reach and motivate millions of Americans.

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Prior to President Barack Obama’s marathon 54 minute speech in Ohio today, the Obama campaign sent our several statements promising the speech would be a major address framing the campaign going forward. Despite the hype, the speech was mainly a rehash of themes and ideas from the president’s recent stump speeches and his remarks were widely panned as overly long by the political press corps.

In the speech, President Obama outlined his view that this election is a choice between “two fundamentally different views of which direction America should take.” He characterized Mitt Romney’s vision as being the same as the “policies of the last decade,” specifically deregulation and tax cuts for the wealthy while he described his own “vision for America” as boiling down to five things: “Education. Energy. Innovation. Infrastructure. And a tax code focused on American job creation and balanced deficit reduction.” President Obama also stressed that the economic crisis began during the Bush administration and that is “started growing again” after he took office and has since “continued to grow.”

All of these points have already been featured in the president’s other recent speeches. Between the pre-speech hype from the campaign, the lack of new material and the overall length of the speech reporters were clearly dissatisfied with end result.

***

“Now you may have heard that President Obama is on the other side of the state and he’s going to be delivering a speech on the economy. He’s doing that because he has not delivered a recovery for the economy,” Romney said during a speech in Cincinnati. “But don’t forget, he’s been president for three and a half years. And talk is cheap. Action speaks very loud.”

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Bmore on June 14, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Good evening!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 14, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Schadenfreude on June 14, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Have you found any articles on the Death Tax fiasco?

JPeterman on June 14, 2012 at 11:16 PM

I haven’t listened to much talk radio lately because those are during the hours that I’m actively and diligently seeking work. Does Levin still fill in for Rush too? I was just wondering. Steyn deserves his own show.

Corporal Tunnel on June 14, 2012 at 11:10 PM

I’ve only been listening to Levin and Rush regularly for the last 4 years and haven’t once heard Levin fill in for Rush.

I have no idea when the last time he did so, but probably not too often given the success of his own show.

Since you’re tied up, anytime you want to listen to Levin, just go to his website:

http://www.marklevinshow.com/home.asp

Go to the audio section and you can listen anytime for free (may take 3-4 hours for the most recent show to appear if you miss it live).

Good luck on the job search!

LevinFan on June 14, 2012 at 11:16 PM

evenin’ DS!

cmsinaz on June 14, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Bmore on June 14, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Will do!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 14, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Clink…

Electrongod on June 14, 2012 at 11:18 PM

cmsinaz on June 14, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Hello cmsinaz!!..:)

PS..Hope you have a good TGIF!!..And a better weekend!..:)

Dire Straits on June 14, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Electrongod on June 14, 2012 at 11:18 PM

*clink*..:)

Dire Straits on June 14, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Dire Straits on June 14, 2012 at 11:18 PM

right back atcha :)

cmsinaz on June 14, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Correction: I meant does Steyn still fill in for Rush?

Corporal Tunnel on June 14, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Yes Steyn does on a regular basis.

LevinFan on June 14, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Read the comments, I’m begging you!!!

JPeterman on June 14, 2012 at 10:38 PM

DANG! My favorite: “The Devil Wears Obama.”

AubieJon on June 14, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Have you found any articles on the Death Tax fiasco?

JPeterman on June 14, 2012 at 11:16 PM

This covers it, plus the 3.8% Obama wants to impose on all home sales on Jan. 01, 2013.

Schadenfreude on June 14, 2012 at 11:20 PM

LevinFan on June 14, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Another talker that is coming on strong is Dennis Miller!!..I really like his humor!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 14, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Electrongod on June 14, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Dire Straits on June 14, 2012 at 11:19 PM

*clink*

cmsinaz on June 14, 2012 at 11:21 PM

God, Michelle O. looks ugly, ugly on Drudge.

Schadenfreude on June 14, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Good evening!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 14, 2012 at 11:16 PM

One thing about you Dire, you never fail to cheer me up. Remarkable. ; )

Bmore on June 14, 2012 at 11:22 PM

LevinFan on June 14, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Steyn will get the golden EIB microphone if El Rushbo does decide one day (I hope he doesn’t) to give it up..imho..:)

Dire Straits on June 14, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Remember Newt’s stated strategery of tailing barky and speaking an hour later? I’m hoping Romney stole it. Change it up. Sometimes An hour before, sometimes an hour after. Make’em guess which it will be.

Give that chick that was brave enough to go to Madison in the thick of a fight a call. Ask for good ideas. Even hint about Sec. Of Energy. Maybe combine that with Interior, you know, consolidating gubmint? Roll what little is left of EPA in to it as well.

wolly4321 on June 14, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Team Romney! Fires!

Who is John Galt on June 14, 2012 at 11:23 PM

He has a bunker…

No…he is not married…( I guess)….

LOL

I wanted to start a bunker…

I was married..

Didn’t happen..

Electrongod on June 14, 2012 at 11:14 PM

LOL, funny guess I kind of asked for that. I was too lazy to look it up myself, figured I’d see if you knew.

I hear ya, I’m married and barely have enough time for hotgas.

LevinFan on June 14, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Schadenfreude on June 14, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Whats new? Should I look and burn my retina?

Nah..

Mr B..clink..Today is kinda my Friday. ;)

bazil9 on June 14, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Steyn will get the golden EIB microphone if El Rushbo does decide one day (I hope he doesn’t) to give it up..imho..:)

Dire Straits on June 14, 2012 at 11:23 PM

You really think it will be Steyn Huh? I like him a lot.

Bmore on June 14, 2012 at 11:24 PM

*clink*

cmsinaz on June 14, 2012 at 11:21 PM

*clink*..:)

PS..To you also electrongod!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 14, 2012 at 11:24 PM

You really think it will be Steyn Huh? I like him a lot.

Bmore on June 14, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Steyn is great!!..All signs point in that direction!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 14, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Mr B..clink..Today is kinda my Friday. ;)

bazil9 on June 14, 2012 at 11:24 PM

*clink*

cmsinaz on June 14, 2012 at 11:21 PM

*clink*..:)

Dire Straits on June 14, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Clink…

Electrongod on June 14, 2012 at 11:18 PM

*Clink!* Where is 7%, and what are the rules?

Bmore on June 14, 2012 at 11:26 PM

cmsinaz on June 14, 2012 at 11:20 PM

..:)

Dire Straits on June 14, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Steyn will get the golden EIB microphone if El Rushbo does decide one day (I hope he doesn’t) to give it up..imho..:)

Dire Straits on June 14, 2012 at 11:23 PM

That would make sense.

Another guy I like is Andrew Wilco who’s on at the same time as Rush but on XM. Haven’t heard him a few years though since I cancelled XM.

LevinFan on June 14, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Who is John Galt on June 14, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Love that song..good one Who to the Galt.

bazil9 on June 14, 2012 at 11:28 PM

This covers it, plus the 3.8% Obama wants to impose on all home sales on Jan. 01, 2013.

Schadenfreude on June 14, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Thanks. I was listening to someone the other night about the Death Tax and it will virtually wipe out family owned business.

But I guess that’s what King Obama wants.

JPeterman on June 14, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Give that chick that was brave enough to go to Madison in the thick of a fight a call. Ask for good ideas. Even hint about Sec. Of Energy. Maybe combine that with Interior, you know, consolidating gubmint? Roll what little is left of EPA in to it as well.

wolly4321 on June 14, 2012 at 11:23 PM

No way Sarah would serve this time around and not just b/c she doesn’t like Romney.

If she didn’t want to be away from the family to be President, why would she do it to serve in any administration?

LevinFan on June 14, 2012 at 11:29 PM

God, Michelle O. looks ugly, ugly on Drudge.

Schadenfreude on June 14, 2012 at 11:21 PM

What happens when Mooch meets Wintour, since neither one of them will allow anyone to look them in the eye? Comedy.

slickwillie2001 on June 14, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Another guy I like is Andrew Wilco who’s on at the same time as Rush but on XM. Haven’t heard him a few years though since I cancelled XM.

The Wilcow Majority, yes, “we’re right, they’re wrong, the arguments cannot be broken”.

Who is John Galt on June 14, 2012 at 11:30 PM

I hear ya, I’m married and barely have enough time for hotgas.

LevinFan on June 14, 2012 at 11:24 PM

My wife concurs…

Loudly…

Electrongod on June 14, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Bmore on June 14, 2012 at 11:26 PM

good question….we started early due to dear leader’s speech

*clink*

cmsinaz on June 14, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Thanks. I was listening to someone the other night about the Death Tax and it will virtually wipe out family owned business.

But I guess that’s what King Obama wants.

JPeterman on June 14, 2012 at 11:28 PM

If it wasn’t for the temporary – one year – relief in the death tax there’s a good chance that the Steinbrenner’s would’ve lost the Yankees if George hadn’t passed in 2009!

LevinFan on June 14, 2012 at 11:31 PM

*Clink!* Where is 7%, and what are the rules?

Bmore on June 14, 2012 at 11:26 PM

No rules necessary..

No 7%

Just friends trashin’ Obama….

Electrongod on June 14, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Happy Flag Day everyone!!..May she wave forever!..:)

Dire Straits on June 14, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Michael Barone

Well he sure as heII hasn’t listened to any of us. I’ll bet you 10K 0′s the kind of guy who would show up here at QOTD and not even load a decent tune. Of course even if he did , it would be something none of us would like.

Bmore on June 14, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Happy Flag Day everyone!!..May she wave forever!..:)

Dire Straits on June 14, 2012 at 11:32 PM

“stands at Attention” CLINK!

Who is John Galt on June 14, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Just friends trashin’ Obama….

Electrongod on June 14, 2012 at 11:32 PM

I can do that. Maybe 7% will show.

Bmore on June 14, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Dire Straits on June 14, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Amen!

cmsinaz on June 14, 2012 at 11:33 PM

I am gonna send “the won” my substance abuse counseling bill.

bazil9 on June 14, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Happy Flag Day everyone!!..May she wave forever!..:)

Dire Straits on June 14, 2012 at 11:32 PM

“stands at Attention” CLINK!

Who is John Galt on June 14, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Absolutely! *clink!*

Bmore on June 14, 2012 at 11:34 PM

I can do that. Maybe 7% will show.

Bmore on June 14, 2012 at 11:33 PM

No doubt

Electrongod on June 14, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Breaking from his habit of playing it safe with his media appearances, he will appear on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday and is likely to speak to other television networks he has avoided in recent weeks.

The Palinization of Mittens begins.

Bullet, meet toe.

Bruno Strozek on June 14, 2012 at 11:36 PM

*clink*

cmsinaz on June 14, 2012 at 11:31 PM

0 gave a speech? I’ll clink to it being over and forgotten then. *clink!*

Bmore on June 14, 2012 at 11:36 PM

My wife concurs…

Loudly…

Electrongod on June 14, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Yeah I often wonder how so many of the regulars on here find the time to do it. Don’t their better halves get annoyed? :)

LevinFan on June 14, 2012 at 11:36 PM

No doubt

Electrongod on June 14, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Yeah, he’ll hear all this clinking at some point. True. ; )

Bmore on June 14, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Steyn is a snarkmaster. He’s awesomely awesome. His articles appear here to sporadically. They suit this forum well.

Hey Ed, please start putting them up more. The snarkability of the next 6 months will be intense. snark sells.

wolly4321 on June 14, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Bmore on June 14, 2012 at 11:36 PM

lol

cmsinaz on June 14, 2012 at 11:38 PM

LevinFan on June 14, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Why I am on the late night shift. :)

bazil9 on June 14, 2012 at 11:38 PM

My favorite quotes of today

Witnessing this historic catastrophe, Barack Obama, the president of the United States, is complaining that it’s bad for business in Pittsburgh. What electorates in Europe and here have long suspected is proven true. Ours is the age of small men.

Not that Europe’s modern intellectuals or its political class, with notable exceptions, have made much effort to sustain the postwar ties that unraveled in recent years. For those Americans who were subjected to the moral condescension of European journalistic and academic elites in the years before Barack Obama abandoned them, the euro’s current crisis is as good as it gets for Schadenfreude

Schadenfreude on June 14, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Wintour was on hand to preside over the Windy City debut of the “Runway to Win” collection, a line of Obama-themed clothes and accessories by designers like Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs, Beyoncé & Tina Knowles, Tory Burch, Tracy Reese and Narcisco Rodriguez – several of whom are favorites of First Lady Michelle Obama.

A special Chicago collection! No mention of kevlar lining, ceramic inserts, holster pockets, stab-proof chain-mail, etc. Doesn’t sound too practical for real-life Chicago.

slickwillie2001 on June 14, 2012 at 11:39 PM

okey doke….gotta put down the glass and call it a night…

y’all stay cool

cmsinaz on June 14, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Yeah I often wonder how so many of the regulars on here find the time to do it. Don’t their better halves get annoyed? :)

LevinFan on June 14, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Another good reason not to have a better half. Pure unadulterated freedom.

JPeterman on June 14, 2012 at 11:39 PM

John Nolte

I guess at DreamWorks Studios, Steven Spielberg, has done some pretty good stuff in the past. Makes you wonder how he could suck so bad at picking Presidents.

Bmore on June 14, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Who is John Galt on June 14, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Hear!..Hear!..:)

Dire Straits on June 14, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Good Night cmsinaz, Sleep Well.

Bmore on June 14, 2012 at 11:40 PM

wolly4321 on June 14, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Steyn is a global treasure and should have a one hour show on Fox, in a sane world. Alas, Fox went to hell a while ago.

Schadenfreude on June 14, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s guerrilla tactics continued Thursday, as the campaign bus circled the venue where President Barack Obama will be speaking this afternoon.

Tales from the Vaginaa Monologues.
These thin-skinned pansies need to be stomped on. Forget Guerilla. Think Gorilla vs Samsonite Luggage.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on June 14, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Anyone believe this? — Trump: Obama Cut Deal with Saudis to Keep Oil Prices Low Until Election

So if it’s true, what is little Bammie’s side of the deal? Do we get to know or is this another “let Vlad know” situation?

If anything I was hoping the Saudis would do just the opposite.

slickwillie2001 on June 14, 2012 at 11:42 PM

I was listening to someone the other night about the Death Tax and it will virtually wipe out family owned business.

But I guess that’s what King Obama wants.

JPeterman on June 14, 2012 at 11:28 PM

True, and true. Unfortunately if nothing gets done until Jan. 01, these laws go into effect. The summer will be hot, in more ways than one:

- the ceiling is due again, against Obama’s anticipation to have to deal with it after the election
- the Bush taxes to expire
- the death tax
- the new home sales tax
- the unrestricted authority on what’s left of Obama’care’
- the SEAs treaty…that he wants to move control to the U.N. which Lugar and McCain support, the oafs from the right

Buy stocks in popcorn, chips, Kleenex, toilet paper, drinks…but don’t kick the horse, ever.

Schadenfreude on June 14, 2012 at 11:45 PM

cmsinaz on June 14, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Later!!..Enjoyed it!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 14, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Not Obama 2012!!!!

4 1/2 months!!!!!

PappyD61 on June 14, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Hunter Walker

This pretty much sums it up. The speech that is. Glad I didn’t watch or listen.

Before the speech was over, MSNBC’s Mike O’Brien begged the president to stop.

In terms of politics, this speech could have ended about 20 minutes ago. Drive your message, take your ball, go home.

Mike O’Brien (@mpoindc) June 14, 2012

On the air, MSNBC’s Jonathan Alter said it was “one of the worst speeches I’ve ever heard Barack Obama make.” He refused to back down.

Just cheerleading BO doesn’t help him. He needs a sharper, more cogent message with some memorable lines. I ain’t walking my criticism back

Jonathan Alter (@jonathanalter) June 14, 2012

ABC News reporter Devin Dwyer felt like we were all being lectured.

Obama speech in Ohio felt more lecture or courtroom arg than rally. He streamlined pitch, imbued urgency, said voters will break stalemate.

(@devindwyer) June 14, 2012

John Hayward of Human Events compared the speech to a filibuster.

This Obama speech is so long-winded it might be the first attempt to filibuster an election.

John Hayward (@Doc_0) June 14, 2012

Yahoo! News White House correspondent Olivier Knox took note of the massive word count of the speech (for the record, the official White House transcript clocked in at just under 6,500 words).

I ask colleague for CQ transcript of Obama speech. Response: “Sure, but it looks like they only have the first 45,000 words.”

Olivier Knox (@OKnox) June 14, 2012

The long running time of President Obama’s speech made Politico’s Jennfier Epstein think of a new inspirational maxim for the country.

In America we don’t quit til we’ve spoken for 54 minutes

Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) June 14, 2012

Buzzfeed’s Zeke Miller was clearly unimpressed.

There is nothing new in this speech.

Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) June 14, 2012

Bmore on June 14, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Good to see Doc Zero weighing in though. I like him a lot.

Bmore on June 14, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Happy Flag Day everyone!!..May she wave forever!..:)

Dire Straits on June 14, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Indeed, and Happy Army day!

Schadenfreude on June 14, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Happy 237th Birthday of the U.S. Army.

Schadenfreude on June 14, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Schadenfreude on June 14, 2012 at 11:50 PM

You are correct..Sorry..Happy Birthday Army!!..:)

PS..Thanks..:)

Dire Straits on June 14, 2012 at 11:51 PM

We could have nominated Romney in 2008?

I voted for him in the primary but it was too late…..the old gray RINO loser got it instead.

PappyD61 on June 14, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Schadenfreude on June 14, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Don’t forget the Obamacare timeline..going into full effect.
My small business clients are already getting hit by a 2 by 4.

Should you own a small business..get yourself a chastity belt.
The IRS is also in full swing with a plan to audit you. Enjoy.

bazil9 on June 14, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Alright… it’s been fun to drop in for a bit… another good day today!!

Night all.

LevinFan on June 14, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Bmore on June 14, 2012 at 11:49 PM

+ 100..Doc Zero was a big favorite!!..Very good blogger!..:)

Dire Straits on June 14, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Fresh from giving an economic speech in the heart of the industrial Rust Belt, President Barack Obama headed to Manhattan’s Greenwich Village on Thursday to hold a big-dollar campaign fundraiser with rich donors at the home of “Sex and the City” actress Sarah Jessica Parker…
================================

Meanwhile,here some FundRaiser Chitty/Chatty,from Jessica’s pad,
er flat,er,apartment,er,whatever!!!

Addressing an audience that included Meryl Streep,

Pres Obama said he’s running for a 2nd term

“because our work is not yet done.”
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http://twitter.com/markknoller/status/213443712175448064

Obama bemoans “people hurting out there” at Sarah Jessica Parker’s $40,000 per person fundraiser | Twitchy

twitchy.com

jaketapper : @devindwyer : Sarah Jessica Parker Hosts the Obamas – our report from inside her house > http://t.co/QCZmF0mP38 minutes ago

politicalmath : 99%! MT @olivialy: I’m eating Marea steak in Sarah Jessica Parker’s kitchen. Oh and Obama is upstairs. http://t.co/CWw6mtRz57 minutes ago

Aretha Franklin Did Not Play It Cool at Sarah Jessica Parker’s $40,000-A-Plate Dinner

No dis-R-E-S-P-E-C-T intended, but Aretha Franklin needs to learn how to be cool at a party. TMZ is reporting that she was both the first guest to arrive at and the first to leave Sarah Jessica Parker’s $40,000-a-head Barack Obama fundraising dinner Thursday night. …
gawker.com

Instagram

olivialeeyoung’s photo on Instagram …
instagr.am

“I’m eating Marea steak in Sarah Jessica Parker’s kitchen wearing no shoes. Oh and Obama is upstairs. @chefbianco @texchef”

http://instagr.am/p/L4D0eOucbz/

http://inagist.com/all/213443712175448064/

canopfor on June 14, 2012 at 11:53 PM

+ 100..Doc Zero was a big favorite!!..Very good blogger!..:)

Dire Straits on June 14, 2012 at 11:52 PM

I echo the sentiment.

bazil9 on June 14, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Video 1 Rmoney™, Putting an ignition to the torch. Make the flame a little hotter and you’ll be there Rmoney™. People understand this message. Just a wee bit of work on the delivery and you have something that is going to fry 0.

Bmore on June 14, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Read the comments, I’m begging you!!!

JPeterman on June 14, 2012 at 10:38 PM

This is more than huge. Anecdotal? No. This is the flipping Chicago Tribune, and not one person defends Obama in the comments. Page after page of mockery and ridicule.

Remember 2008? You couldn’t go to a blog without the Obots spamming everywhere how groovy he was. Now it’s an avalanche in the other direction. Stick a fork in him. He’s done.

John the Libertarian on June 14, 2012 at 11:55 PM

+ 100..Doc Zero was a big favorite!!..Very good blogger!..:)

Dire Straits on June 14, 2012 at 11:52 PM

I echo the sentiment.

bazil9 on June 14, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Just love the flow of his stuff when you read it. A real star.

Bmore on June 14, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Happy 237th Birthday of the U.S. Army.

Schadenfreude on June 14, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Salute!

Bmore on June 14, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Buy stocks in popcorn, chips, Kleenex, toilet paper, drinks…but don’t kick the horse, ever.

Schadenfreude on June 14, 2012 at 11:45 PM

I could never kick Comrade Fred!

JPeterman on June 14, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Palin got Palinized before barky had a record. Mitt KNOWS what he is walking in to. I can’t believe I am actually saying that, I had no faith in the man. I thought he was McCain II. I don’t think so now. The dude is firing back at every word, effectively, in real time. And attacking. He wouldn’t have had to pay me to drive the bus.

Who here wouldn’t have really enjoyed circling an obarky event pissing them off? My God, you could raffle off something like that. $100/ticket to airhorn oblabla with a bus?

Count me in.

wolly4321 on June 14, 2012 at 11:58 PM

I guess at DreamWorks Studios, Steven Spielberg, has done some pretty good stuff in the past. Makes you wonder how he could suck so bad at picking Presidents.

Bmore on June 14, 2012 at 11:40 PM

He should stick to what he does best. The fame and fortune of some doesn’t mean I give a s&&t about their political opinions. They are no better then my neighbor next door. If you have $, fame, talent,looks..suddenly..your political opinion carries some weight..heh.
Our society of fools.

bazil9 on June 14, 2012 at 11:58 PM

I ask colleague for CQ transcript of Obama speech. Response: “Sure, but it looks like they only have the first 45,000 words.”

Bmore on June 14, 2012 at 11:48 PM

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LOL’d when I read that one.

PolAgnostic on June 14, 2012 at 11:58 PM

The evening fundraiser, co-hosted by Parker’s husband, actor Matthew Broderick, and Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour, was decidedly not a showcase of all things middle class. Tickets cost $40,000 and 50 people were expected to attend.

I’m betting they ran out of Preperation H.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on June 14, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Correction: I meant does Steyn still fill in for Rush?

Corporal Tunnel on June 14, 2012 at 11:15 PM

.
Yes Steyn does on a regular basis.

LevinFan on June 14, 2012 at 11:20 PM

.
MARK STEYN ROCKS !

I like most of Rush’s substitutes, but Steyn is the greatest. : )

listens2glenn on June 15, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Just love the flow of his stuff when you read it. A real star.

Bmore on June 14, 2012 at 11:56 PM

From that to Korbe..heh.
Moding a great poster, deleting comments..HA..bang up job.

bazil9 on June 15, 2012 at 12:02 AM

This is more than huge. Anecdotal? No. This is the flipping Chicago Tribune, and not one person defends Obama in the comments. Page after page of mockery and ridicule.

Remember 2008? You couldn’t go to a blog without the Obots spamming everywhere how groovy he was. Now it’s an avalanche in the other direction. Stick a fork in him. He’s done.

John the Libertarian on June 14, 2012 at 11:55 PM

I skim through most of the articles, especially the ones Ed and AP link to and go straight to the comment section. They have been brutal everywhere you look.

And hell just froze over. Bob Beckle just admitted that King Obama’s celebrity stuff is over the top and not a good idea.

JPeterman on June 15, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Barack can flounce around till the cows turn blue in the barn but the majority of Americans aren’t buying it.

When you’ve spent what amounts to your whole term misdirecting the public and destroying private enterprise, voters get their fill of it.

Speakup on June 15, 2012 at 12:03 AM

wolly4321 on June 14, 2012 at 11:37 PM

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Steyn is a global treasure and should have a one hour show on Fox, in a sane world. Alas, Fox went to hell a while ago.

Schadenfreude on June 14, 2012 at 11:41 PM

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Yeah, when the “Snowman” left and didn’t make it back. : (

listens2glenn on June 15, 2012 at 12:07 AM

I dig Steyn.

Dire..where’s the beats bro?

Dedicated to the libs..circling your head..
Back off I will take you on!

bazil9 on June 15, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Moding a great poster, deleting comments..HA..bang up job.

bazil9 on June 15, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Well, I’ll probably get flamed, but I didn’t care much for Doc Zero. Sure, he was erudite and all, yet he just went on and on and on, I usually stopped reading halfway through. It felt like a college lecture. Now Tina, on the other hand, got the hurry-up zeitgeist of the ADHD blog crowd, and wrote terse, brief posts that got to the heart of the matter right away and didn’t leave behind some pontificating tome.

Just my two cents.

John the Libertarian on June 15, 2012 at 12:07 AM

The Wilcow Majority, yes, “we’re right, they’re wrong, the arguments cannot be broken”.
 
Who is John Galt on June 14, 2012 at 11:30 PM

 
I’ve listened and enjoyed him on occasion. He rags on (D)s and (R)s, and he seems to want to take callers to discuss (heatedly) the issues. They’re usually trapped because he asks them to identify their pet issue in the constitution and they never can. Mostly because it’s never there.
 
Clever kid, though. And not as scripted and full of commercials as the big boys. I got tired of listening to how great Rush was per Rush, and how many half-beers Hannity can drink in sixty-three hours.
 
New blood is nice. We had a local AM guy in the Raleigh area make it big in NY a few years ago. Sort of neat to hear that familiar voice when he fills in on stations you’re tuned to online.

rogerb on June 15, 2012 at 12:07 AM

rogerb on June 15, 2012 at 12:07 AM

rogerb, question, did you really think my comment on the Sandra Fluke thread was out of line and should have been deleted?

Bmore on June 15, 2012 at 12:10 AM

They have been brutal everywhere you look.

JPeterman on June 15, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Yeah. Brutally honest.

John the Libertarian on June 15, 2012 at 12:10 AM

I swear you couldn’t make up someone like Obama if you tried.

Guy spends the day lecturing about the big bad Republicans, Bush and Romney and then spends the evening at a $40,000 a plate fundraiser.

That’s just freaking hilarious.

gophergirl on June 15, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Moding a great poster, deleting comments..HA..bang up job.

bazil9 on June 15, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Well, I’ll probably get flamed, but I didn’t care much for Doc Zero. Sure, he was erudite and all, yet he just went on and on and on, I usually stopped reading halfway through. It felt like a college lecture. Now Tina, on the other hand, got the hurry-up zeitgeist of the ADHD blog crowd, and wrote terse, brief posts that got to the heart of the matter right away and didn’t leave behind some pontificating tome.

Just my two cents.

John the Libertarian on June 15, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Yeah, but Doc Zero has better legs.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on June 15, 2012 at 12:10 AM

bazil9 on June 15, 2012 at 12:02 AM

I’m digging the new talent Erika, shes very good thus far. Good wit, good snark, good reads.

Bmore on June 15, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Well, I’ll probably get flamed, but I didn’t care much for Doc Zero. Sure, he was erudite and all, yet he just went on and on and on, I usually stopped reading halfway through. It felt like a college lecture. Now Tina, on the other hand, got the hurry-up zeitgeist of the ADHD blog crowd, and wrote terse, brief posts that got to the heart of the matter right away and didn’t leave behind some pontificating tome.

Just my two cents.

John the Libertarian on June 15, 2012 at 12:07 AM

No flames from me. I agree with everything you’re saying. He needs a good editor or perhaps he can get those novel sized posts published. KISS works for me.

JPeterman on June 15, 2012 at 12:11 AM

The evening fundraiser, co-hosted by Parker’s husband, actor Matthew Broderick, and Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour, was decidedly not a showcase of all things middle class. Tickets cost $40,000 and 50 people were expected to attend.

Edna Mode>>>Anna Wintour

Save Ferris

RedRobin145 on June 15, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Just my two cents.

John the Libertarian on June 15, 2012 at 12:07 AM

John you know how it breaks, no accounting for taste. You like The Dead, Me not as much. ; )

Bmore on June 15, 2012 at 12:12 AM

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