Ed Rendell astroturfs anti-Romney “protest”

posted at 2:01 pm on June 16, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

It’s an election year, so ’tis the season for dirty tricks. Keeping that in mind, there’s probably nothing terribly surprising about this story. Mitt Romney’s bus tour is hitting a number of stops in swing states this weekend where the candidate is criticizing the administration’s record on jobs and the economy. With the press bus in tow, they were heading for a stop at a Wawa convenience store in Pennsylvania when some reporters began tweeting that the event was being “moved to an undisclosed location.” The reason soon became evident.

Democratic protestors on Saturday threatened to disrupt a scheduled campaign appearance by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at a Wawa location in Quakertown.

Between 150 and 250 anti-Romney protestors had gathered at the Wawa and in the immediate area, appearing to substantially outnumber Romney supporters shortly after noon. More Romney supporters were arriving as the candidate’s appearance drew closer.

Nothing wrong with the story so far, right? If Romney announces an appearance and some of the more liberal residents of that part of Quakertown want to show up and make their voices heard as well… hey, it’s a free country. But wait. There’s more.

Eyewitnesses said at least some of the anti-Romney demonstrators, led by former Governor Ed Rendell, had arrived on a bus…

Rendell himself and a second contingent of several dozen people were visible in a gravel lot some distance from the Wawa. Rendell addressed that group from a lectern for several minutes. They then walked down the road to join the group near the Wawa.

So Mitt shows up to talk to the people of Quakertown, but rather than let the cameras catch the actual response of the locals, the Democrats dispatch MSNBC DNC spokesperson, former Governor Ed Rendell, to load up a bus with Democratic Party workers. They trail the Romney bus around and try to make it look like more people are opposed to his candidacy.

Nothing technically illegal about it as near as I can tell, but it certainly smells a bit of dirty pool, no? And if you’re really “speaking for the people” then you’d think that enough of them would show up on their own to make your point for you, eh? It’s a fairly cheap parlor trick as I see it, and we can surely look forward to many more of them as the summer wears on.


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With the press bus in tow, they were heading for a stop at a Wawa convenience store

Mmm…sandwiches…

steebo77 on June 16, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Oblamo supporters using smoke and mirrors to gin up their dwindling numbers.

What else is new.

At his rate, Teh Won will soon look around and proclaim:

“I’m Obama self”

NapaConservative on June 16, 2012 at 2:07 PM

As long as they don’t blow up Romney’s bus, everything is cool/

JPeterman on June 16, 2012 at 2:07 PM

More Dim desperation on display.

AZCoyote on June 16, 2012 at 2:07 PM

ah well.

good luck to you guys this November, Fast Eddy! You’ll need it.

ted c on June 16, 2012 at 2:08 PM

What’s good for the goose is good for the gander, right? I expect the Romney campaign and the RNC will start doing the same thing to Obama and Biden on their campaign stops. Fire with fire. (And remember Dems, when Romney fans did this kind of thing to Axelrod in Boston, it didn’t look good for Axelrod.)

Pope Linus on June 16, 2012 at 2:13 PM

And we thought Ed Rendell was truly a gentleman and a statesman. Now we know his true colors and they are not lily white are they?

Yes it will be a long hot summer and this is just the beginning; just wait until they get in full battle gear.

Pardonme on June 16, 2012 at 2:17 PM

OK, now there is another autoplay ad problem.

And don’t tell me to run adblocker, I am running it.

Second time in two days. Time to get on top of it, people.

TURN OFF THE AUTOPLAY ADS!

novaculus on June 16, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Wonder how much they are being paid , and by whom?

RockyJ. on June 16, 2012 at 2:19 PM

OK, now there is another autoplay ad problem.

And don’t tell me to run adblocker, I am running it.

Second time in two days. Time to get on top of it, people.

TURN OFF THE AUTOPLAY ADS!

novaculus on June 16, 2012 at 2:18 PM

In the meantime, just turn off your speakers.

NapaConservative on June 16, 2012 at 2:22 PM

And we thought Ed Rendell was truly a gentleman and a statesman. Now we know his true colors and they are not lily white are they?

Yes it will be a long hot summer and this is just the beginning; just wait until they get in full battle gear.

Pardonme on June 16, 2012 at 2:17 PM

We who? Personally, I have long felt that Rendell was an inflamed boil on the buttocks of the body politic.

novaculus on June 16, 2012 at 2:23 PM

The locals will realize that the Anti-Romney bunch are nothing but a bunch of Protesters-R-Us rental units..

The left still does not understand how pathetic it makes them look..

RockyJ. on June 16, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Will somebody get me a slurpee?

NullUnit60 on June 16, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Rendell is a scumbag – always was – always will be.

redguy on June 16, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Punking is being used by both sides, not worked up about it.

bayview on June 16, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Don’t the Democrats realize that this sort of thing makes them look weak and desperate? No, probably not, they seem to believe all voters are steeped in the deep blue kool-aid. Or maybe the Democrats are so afraid of losing their base that they are doing stunts like this to prevent them fleeing.

crosspatch on June 16, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Put Sarah Palin on the bus with Romney and thousands will show up to see her and dwarf the lib astroturfers. Too bad Romney has not reached out to her

karenhasfreedom on June 16, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Is the busload of “protestors” the same ones that will be voting 20-25 times in November?

SouthernGent on June 16, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Where’s the token black person?

Key West Reader on June 16, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Meh. You can’t really think Romney’s crew ruining Axelrod’s Boston speech was awesome (which it totally was) and be too upset about this at the same time.

BadgerHawk on June 16, 2012 at 2:36 PM

novaculus on June 16, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Use Bing and the filters.

Key West Reader on June 16, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Pretty obvious Obama is scared he is losing the black voting base , he is going after a new base with his latest scheme..

Out with the old, (blacks) in with the new, (latino). The unemployment rate among 18 – 30 year old blacks is what??

His same old M.O. Use and throw away when politically expedient..

He has done it time after time after time…

RockyJ. on June 16, 2012 at 2:37 PM

OT but worth pointing out:

From The Jerusalem Post

Relations between Ahmadinejad and parliament have become increasingly strained in recent years, particularly over budget matters. Parliament, which has the power to impeach the president, accused him of economic mismanagement and making illegal appointments.

The similarities are uncanny.

Oblamo must go in Nov or he’ll destroy our nation.

NapaConservative on June 16, 2012 at 2:38 PM

At his rate, Teh Won will soon look around and proclaim:

“I’m Obama self”

NapaConservative on June 16, 2012 at 2:07 PM

That’s rich. Love it!

4Grace on June 16, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Is it still considered a “protest” if some former Democrat establishment hack is organizing and leading it?

Also, what’s their protest motto against someone like Romney? “We don’t want jobs!!” ? “We like 8% unemployment!” ?

1984 in real life on June 16, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Slick Eddie Rendell was always a dirtbag from at least back to days when he was the Philly mayor. No surprise he hasn’t changed a bit.

eyedoc on June 16, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Put Sarah Palin on the bus with Romney and thousands will show up to see her and dwarf the lib astroturfers. Too bad Romney has not reached out to her

karenhasfreedom

I agree with your sentiment, but it might make Mittens look like he couldn’t draw a crowd on his own, so not a good idea in execution.

Ozwitch on June 16, 2012 at 2:43 PM

I wonder how fast Eddie felt with all the cameras on him and 8 people at his “protest”.

Eddie, quit while you’re a head. (sic)

Key West Reader on June 16, 2012 at 2:44 PM

I really thought Eddie was one of the few remaining “my daddy’s Democrats”…color me wrong and I stand corrected…I have Evan Bayh left on my list..

hillsoftx on June 16, 2012 at 2:45 PM

“It’s a fairly cheap parlor trick as I see it,…”

It’s all they got left…

… Especially after Obowma’s performance yesterday with Illegal Amnesty.

How’s that going to work out for ‘ya, Ed…?

Seven Percent Solution on June 16, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Liberals have stepped up their campaign to incite as much animosity among Conservatives as they possibly can.

Hard core liberals salivate at the thought of physical confrontation.

Guess who gets hammered in the public relations arena in that scenario.

Speakup on June 16, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Isn’t this a bit below the dignity expected of a Governor Emeritus?

pat on June 16, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Why don’t the police spray Rendel with tear gas?

kenny on June 16, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Ed Rendell is a piece of human garbage. He has used the dirtiest of political tools to make Pennsylvania his vehicle for money and power for decades.

He is a hack with no conscience, and no qualms about lying, cheating, or stealing for a political cause.

His face makes me ill.

Have i beat around the bush a bit too much?

alecj on June 16, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Three cheers for Wawa!

corujodp on June 16, 2012 at 2:59 PM

BadgerHawk on June 16, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Exactly. Add to that Romney’s bus circling around honking the horn and it’s an invitation for this. The dems probably would have done this sort of thing regardless but still no reason to complain now.

Keyser-Soze on June 16, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Why is the black muzie sending his goons to harass a mormon?
What kind of decorum is that ?

burrata on June 16, 2012 at 3:03 PM

How did they manage to get the entire audience of MSNBC in one place?

mouell on June 16, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Imagine the hissy fit if Palin started doing this to Obama.

CTSherman on June 16, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Imagine the hissy fit if Palin started doing this to Obama.

CTSherman on June 16, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Oh no no no, we can’t do that because that would be………….. racist

burrata on June 16, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Barack fights like a girl. Nothing even remotely manly about the boob.

jan3 on June 16, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Oh no no no, we can’t do that because that would be………….. racist

I’d pay to see it.

CTSherman on June 16, 2012 at 3:14 PM

The Wawa? I’m. Not from those parts, but let me tell you…the jalapeño cheese stuffed pretzels at the Wawa are the bomb. Just wish they would sell them raw, so I could bring more on the plane with me, still, I always get a doz. to go.

tutu on June 16, 2012 at 3:14 PM

And we thought Ed Rendell was truly a gentleman and a statesman. Now we know his true colors and they are not lily white are they?

Pardonme on June 16, 2012 at 2:17 PM

You don’t know Fast Eddie very well. LOL
This is typical of his tactics and two-faced talk.

Deanna on June 16, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Romney ought to have someone use “Cardcheck” to unionize the Democratic bus people and present a contract to Rendell on the spot — $20 minimum wage, Health benefits, adverse weather benefits, retirement contributions, sick time. etc. etc.

KenInIL on June 16, 2012 at 3:15 PM

I feel sorry for the staff at Wawa — All set up to hear Romney speak and Rendell buses in a flash mob of shoplifters.

jon1979 on June 16, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Where’s the token black person?

Key West Reader on June 16, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Standing in the unemployment line with the gringo who just got a work permit by King Barry.

Punchenko on June 16, 2012 at 3:28 PM

It’s raining like crazy here which means no riding.

TFHP ate dog.

Bishop on June 16, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Use Bing and the filters.

Key West Reader on June 16, 2012 at 2:37 PM

I’m using Firefox and running filters, Ghostery, adblock, Noscript, et cetera, ad nauseum. Since Townhall took over, there are ever increasing numbers of trackers and pop-ups running on the site. As in 22 trackers on this page alone.

Personally, I generally avoid sites that run autoplay ads. I think it is crassly commercial, and shows a distinct lack of respect for visitors. I have had the problem here occasionally in the past, but twice in two days is annoying.

novaculus on June 16, 2012 at 3:33 PM

THIS IS RENDELL’S VERSION OF THE CORY BOOKER HOSTAGE VIDEO!!!

Rendell’s been criticizing DEAR LEADER so must pay the price for it; he got the MEMO.

HA!

Democrats Running Against Obama in States like PA

Battered by a once-again slackening economic recovery, Democrats of late have publicly betrayed their concerns about President Obama. That criticism reached a fever pitch Thursday, when Rep. Mark Critz, D-Pa., issued an unsolicited rebuke to the White House moments after the president’s high-profile economic speech ended.

“President Obama and others in Washington need to realize that we cannot spend our way to prosperity and that to in order to create jobs,” Critz, who represents much of the late John Murtha’s district around the Western Pennsylvania town of Johnstown. “We need to address unfair trade deals that ship jobs overseas and enact policies that allow us to take advantage of our vast natural resources such as coal and natural gas in a safe and responsible manner which will lower energy costs and create jobs and approving the Keystone XL Pipeline would be a good first step.”

Ouch. Not even a passing criticism of Republicans or any momentary mention of protecting popular safety net programs like Social Security or Medicare. Just a head-on, unqualified attack at his own party’s leader.

Critz’s statement probably says less about Obama’s re-election campaign than it does about his own. He was first elected in a 2010 special election and represents an older, white working-class region that was once heavily Democratic but is now Republican-leaning.

Obama, whose struggle with blue-collar whites is well-documented, performed poorly in Western Pennsylvania in 2008 even while winning the state by 10 points. The president is far less popular now, and seemingly a major hindrance to Critz as he prepares for a difficult re-election race. (For more on that, readHotline On Call).

The Pennsylvania congressman certainly isn’t the only conservative Democrat to seek distance from the president. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., aired a now-infamous ad in 2010 in which he literally shot his own party’s health care bill, and recently declined to say whether he planned to support Obama’s re-election. Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, economically and culturally, are markedly similar.

http://decoded.nationaljournal.com/2012/06/obamas-toughest-critic-a-democ.php

mountainaires on June 16, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Hard to get too worked up over this when Team R is engaging in this juvenile “bracketing” crap with honking horns and the like.

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 3:36 PM

How did they manage to get the entire audience of MSNBC in one place?

mouell on June 16, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Close the comments – we have a thread winner!

ontheright on June 16, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Hard to get too worked up over this when Team R is engaging in this juvenile “bracketing” crap with honking horns and the like.

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 3:36 PM

In other words, this election is starting to feel like a bunch of frat boys gone wild.

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Put Sarah Palin on the bus with Romney and thousands will show up to see her and dwarf the lib astroturfers. Too bad Romney has not reached out to her

karenhasfreedom on June 16, 2012 at 2:33 PM

I agree with your sentiment, but it might make Mittens look like he couldn’t draw a crowd on his own, so not a good idea in execution.

Ozwitch on June 16, 2012 at 2:43 PM

No love lost there. Although careful not to diss her publicly, Romney clearly viewed her as a dangerous competitor and did what he could to undermine her behind the scenes. He has people connected with her enemies from the McCain campaign staff working for him, and is closely connected to the Republican establishment types that fear and loathe her.

She would make a great secretary in the cabinet, Interior or Energy, or EPA(!). But I don’t think it will happen. The establishment Repubs aren’t going give her anything that might enhance her credibility.

novaculus on June 16, 2012 at 3:41 PM

I just knew Rendell would end up having to take a bus someday.

Limerick on June 16, 2012 at 3:41 PM

…wow!…they ALL are P O S…!!!

KOOLAID2 on June 16, 2012 at 3:49 PM

I would not be surprised to find that little Bammie was using assets of the NSA to keep track of Governor Romney’s whereabouts. He and his prog cabal will do anything to hold on to power. Anything.

slickwillie2001 on June 16, 2012 at 3:55 PM

What I was pointing out in my Palin post above was how short sighted Romney has been to deliberately kneecap her. She would be a solid asset for him if he had acted differently (or his minions). She would be out there campaigning relentlessly for him because she considers Obama a completely unacceptable option in the White House next January.

Here is some tips for the Romney campaign: WISE UP!!!!!! Go make nice with Palin, STAT!!!!

karenhasfreedom on June 16, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Hard to get too worked up over this when Team R is engaging in this juvenile “bracketing” crap with honking horns and the like.

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 3:36 PM

In other words, this election is starting to feel like a bunch of frat boys gone wild.

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Talking of juvenile, are you commenting on your own posts now? :)…wow, you have given the metatexting a whole new dimension :)… A pathetic one that is :)…

jimver on June 16, 2012 at 3:58 PM

What I was pointing out in my Palin post above was how short sighted Romney has been to deliberately kneecap her. She would be a solid asset for him if he had acted differently (or his minions). She would be out there campaigning relentlessly for him because she considers Obama a completely unacceptable option in the White House next January.

Here is some tips for the Romney campaign: WISE UP!!!!!! Go make nice with Palin, STAT!!!!

karenhasfreedom on June 16, 2012 at 3:56 PM

How has he kneecapped her? Last time I remember she endorsed Newt, did she ever officially endorse Mitt? …It’s not like he can do anything about it, it’ her choice who and when she endorses…

jimver on June 16, 2012 at 4:01 PM

I just knew Rendell would end up having to take a bus someday.

Limerick on June 16, 2012 at 3:41 PM

He should be careful notnto end up under it, like ‘senile’ Clinton and Corry :)…with 0, you never know…

jimver on June 16, 2012 at 4:03 PM

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Talking of juvenile, are you commenting on your own posts now? :)…wow, you have given the metatexting a whole new dimension :)… A pathetic one that is :)…

jimver on June 16, 2012 at 3:58 PM

..this will cease once the doc at the institution ups his dosage of Thorazine and they increase his time in the exercise yard, Jim.

The War Planner on June 16, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Hard to get too worked up over this when Team R is engaging in this juvenile “bracketing” crap with honking horns and the like.

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 3:36 PM

In other words, this election is starting to feel like a bunch of frat boys gone wild.

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 3:40 PM

..things getting a little kaleidoscopic in your world there, mega-tool?

The War Planner on June 16, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Sarah Palin would have outsmarted them and not run away to safety.

Don L on June 16, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Where are the jobs?

Where are the jobs?

Where are the jobs?

they should interrupt and heckle Obama and Biden at every stop with those chants.

PappyD61 on June 16, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Put Sarah Palin on the bus with Romney and thousands will show up to see her and dwarf the lib astroturfers. Too bad Romney has not reached out to her

karenhasfreedom on June 16, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Sarah who?

PappyD61 on June 16, 2012 at 4:09 PM

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Talking of juvenile, are you commenting on your own posts now? :)…wow, you have given the metatexting a whole new dimension :)… A pathetic one that is :)…

jimver on June 16, 2012 at 3:58 PM

..this will cease once the doc at the institution ups his dosage of Thorazine and they increase his time in the exercise yard, Jim.

The War Planner on June 16, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Accusations of mental illness were common in…Stalinist Russia, by the way.

And no, not commenting on my own posts. Just continuing the original comment since after-the-fact editing isn’t allowed. And is personal attack the only things you ‘bots have?

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Talking of juvenile, are you commenting on your own posts now? :)…wow, you have given the metatexting a whole new dimension :)… A pathetic one that is :)…

jimver on June 16, 2012 at 3:58 PM

So you’re cool with thos whole “bracketing” strategy. Figures, since that appears to be the ‘bot m.o. here. Bunch of honking horns.

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 4:14 PM

This is a very easy ploy to counter, because the Democrats’ tactics are so predictable. Romney should have a second busload of supporters– call them The Cleanup Crew– to follow the Democrat protesters bus. Wherever the Romney campaign bus goes, the Cleanup Crew bus follows some distance behind, until the ETA or location of the Democrat protest bus has been located. The Cleanup Crew parks not far from the protest bus, and the accompany the protesters on foot to the Romney rally cheering for Mitt.

Just as the Romney campaign is out-maneuvering the Dems in ads and the social media game, they have to do it on the ground, too. Potential for clashes with union thugs? Bring your own thugs. And lots of video cameras.

Put Sarah Palin on the bus with Romney and thousands will show up to see her and dwarf the lib astroturfers. Too bad Romney has not reached out to her

karenhasfreedom on June 16, 2012 at 2:33 PM

de rigueur on June 16, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Put Sarah Palin on the bus with Romney and thousands will show up to see her and dwarf the lib astroturfers. Too bad Romney has not reached out to her

karenhasfreedom on June 16, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Put Sarah Palin on the Clean-up Crew Bus, essentially letting her run her own anti-Obama campaign. That’s what she’s more likely to do than campaign for or with Romney anyway. She’d engulf the pitiful number of protestors the Dems are going to be able to field at any of these events.

de rigueur on June 16, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Hard to get too worked up over this when Team R is engaging in this juvenile “bracketing” crap with honking horns and the like.

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Don’t worry,

1. Rendell will arrange to have the bus blown up

2. Nanzi will knock herself out with her gavel while waving her arms about and shrieking about republican un-civility

3. Oblamo will proclaim “I won”

4. Romney will win in Nov and disinfect the WH before taking office

NapaConservative on June 16, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Tingles and the rest of the msdnc crew will br praising him on Monday

cmsinaz on June 16, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Democrats? Astroturf? Who knew?

GarandFan on June 16, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Tingles has invested so much in Oblamo that he can’t turn back now.

Oblamo could have a movement into Tingles mouth, and he would still be praising him.

Tingles is caught in his own web.

NapaConservative on June 16, 2012 at 4:31 PM

So gop tooting horns is bad but ed rendell ia ok

cmsinaz on June 16, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Democratic protestors

No, no they were not. “Democrat protestors”, yes. “Democratic”? No

AZfederalist on June 16, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Looks like an all-white crowd to me, what’s up with that?

slickwillie2001 on June 16, 2012 at 5:12 PM


Looks like an all-white crowd to me, what’s up with that?

slickwillie2001 on June 16, 2012 at 5:12 PM

…they all have parents like BHO…but only their white-half is showing?

KOOLAID2 on June 16, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Accusations of mental illness were common in…Stalinist Russia, by the way.

And no, not commenting on my own posts. Just continuing the original comment since after-the-fact editing isn’t allowed. And is personal attack the only things you ‘bots have?

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 4:13 PM

..oh puh-leeze with the Stalinist Russia sh|t. That’s so-o-o-o-o Pee Wee Herman of you. Up the Thorazine, man, and tell the counselors at your place to explain to you that it’s NOT a binary political world, i.e., Mitt-Bott & Non-Mitt-Bott. There’s a whole spectrum.

The War Planner on June 16, 2012 at 5:35 PM

I wish nothing but ill and failure on he and his ilk. I have awoken contrary from my nap.

Bmore on June 16, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Hard to get too worked up over this when Team R is engaging in this juvenile “bracketing” crap with honking horns and the like.

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Translated: When Romney does it, it’s juvenile, but when a Democrat O’bama surrogate does it, No Problem!

FAIL

Del Dolemonte on June 16, 2012 at 6:05 PM

What I was pointing out in my Palin post above was how short sighted Romney has been to deliberately kneecap her. She would be a solid asset for him if he had acted differently (or his minions). She would be out there campaigning relentlessly for him because she considers Obama a completely unacceptable option in the White House next January.

Here is some tips for the Romney campaign: WISE UP!!!!!! Go make nice with Palin, STAT!!!!

karenhasfreedom on June 16, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Palin was speaking at the RightOnline conference in Vegas this weekend.

Besides, she is the reason McCain lost Pennsylvania by 10 points. Might be better to take her to places where she is actually popular.

rockmom on June 16, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Eddie splits with wife after 40 years, known to have dalliances with leggy blondes.

williampeck1958 on June 16, 2012 at 6:30 PM

So you’re cool with thos whole “bracketing” strategy. Figures, since that appears to be the ‘bot m.o. here. Bunch of honking horns.

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 4:14 PM

As a matter of fact I couldn’t care less, it’s not like the bus honking was some sort of an intense thought over ‘strategy’ by Mitt and his campaign…I suppose it never occurred to you that it cold have simply been a young, silly bus driver, bored to death waiting for Mitt and his pose, who decided on his own and spontaneosuly so to play some shenanigans…big fluking deal….

jimver on June 16, 2012 at 8:10 PM

If the dems weren’t playing dirty and the MSM playing along with them.. I’d think I woke up in a different country. The sad fact is, democrats have long pioneered dirty tricks.. and when the republicans have answered in kind.. the media rushed to report it.. but always left out the democrats starting it or playing the same games..

How many times have GOP campaign offices been vandalized and broken into?

The local news covers that.. the national media buries it, everytime. So folks don’t see the pattern of democrats foul crimes, and B&E is a crime.. The Teamsters and AFL-CIO are usually involved, but the MSM adores unions and their thugs, so again, down the memory hole it goes.

mark81150 on June 17, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Palin was speaking at the RightOnline conference in Vegas this weekend.

Besides, she is the reason McCain lost Pennsylvania by 10 points. Might be better to take her to places where she is actually popular.

rockmom on June 16, 2012 at 6:29 PM

You’re almost right. Let me help.

Besides, she is the reason McCain [only] lost Pennsylvania by 10 points.

See? It only took one word to get it right.

There Goes The Neighborhood on June 17, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Hard to get too worked up over this when Team R is engaging in this juvenile “bracketing” crap with honking horns and the like.

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Translated: When Romney does it, it’s juvenile, but when a Democrat O’bama surrogate does it, No Problem!

FAIL

Del Dolemonte on June 16, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Seems to be a fair point. The honking horns and the like is pretty juvenile. But I don’t know that it’s all that unusual in politics.

There Goes The Neighborhood on June 17, 2012 at 1:13 AM

Something constructive that can be done by anyone sitting in their pajamas. Since it is a shallow and brackish pool available to draw a dwindling supply of Democrat rent a mobs, it should be a straight forward affair to find video of the same culprits bused to and fro. If you can identify and match up the same urchins at two or more “spontaneous” events, that would go along way to discrediting Obama’s minions.

papertiger on June 17, 2012 at 6:18 AM

Nothing wrong with busing in people to protest a Presidential candidate for a national election. However, it should be reported as such because it shows how desperate Democrats are.

lea on June 17, 2012 at 6:39 AM