Obama hits back: Romney’s a big flip-flopping fan of mandates, you know

posted at 4:46 pm on July 6, 2012 by Allahpundit

You know that jobs report was bad when this guy would rather talk about the trillion-dollar albatross perched on his head instead.

A pro-mandate Democrat who can’t get his story straight on whether it’s a tax attacking a pro-mandate Republican because he can’t get his story straight on whether it’s a tax. Perfection. Choices, my friends: They’re what elections are all about.

“One of the things that you learn as president is that what you say matters and your principles matter,” Obama told a local Cincinnati NBC affiliate, according to excerpts provided by his campaign. “And sometimes, you’ve got to fight for things that you believe in and you can’t just switch on a dime.”…

“And the fact that a whole bunch of Republicans in Washington suddenly said this is a tax — for six years he said it wasn’t, and now he has suddenly reversed himself,” Obama noted. “So the question becomes, are you doing that because of politics? Are you abandoning a principle that you fought for, for six years, simply because you’re getting pressure for two days from Rush Limbaugh or some critics in Washington?”…

“On the healthcare bill, Mr. Romney was one of the biggest promoters of the individual mandate,” he said. “In Massachusetts, his whole idea was that we shouldn’t have people who can afford to get health insurance to not buy it and then force you or me or John Q. Public to have to pay for him when he gets sick. That’s irresponsible. That’s exactly what’s included as part of my healthcare plan.”

To recap: The One campaigned against Hillary by opposing the mandate, then reversed himself once in office. He did damage control by swearing that it wasn’t a tax, then had his own SG tell the Supreme Court that it was, then let his campaign spokesman go out this week and lie his ass off about what had happened. Meanwhile, just to locate this within O’s wider campaign strategy, he spent 15 years transparently lying about his position on gay marriage before magically “evolving” a few months ago, and he just recently decided that he could in fact implement chunks of the DREAM Act by executive fiat even though he said last year that he couldn’t. If you believe Marc Ambinder and GQ, the White House is planning to start pushing for reforms to America’s drug-war strategy — but not until next year, as to do so now would be too risky for the Unicorn Prince’s chances in November.

And yet it’s Obama who’s lecturing Romney about fighting for what you believe in and not turning on a dime.

I wonder if he’d dare do that in any context except health care, as it’s the one policy area where he really did make good on his promise to the left to get something big done. Somehow it’s hard to imagine President “Kill List” sounding quite so superior about principles if this were a debate over, say, counterterrorism and national security. Give him credit for a smooth bit of messaging, though, in navigating the left’s two contradictory narratives about Romney. One: He’s a tea-party radical far to the right of Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan. Two: He’s a political weathervane who stands for nothing. By demagoging Rush Limbaugh, Obama gets to have it both ways — Romney’s a weathervane who stands for nothing and can therefore be manipulated by radicals to the right of Goldwater and Reagan. Click the image to watch.


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“One of the things that you learn as president is that what you say matters and your principles matter,” Obama told a local Cincinnati NBC affiliate

Jeez, AP, next time give us a spew alert, will ya?

Eren on July 6, 2012 at 5:30 PM

looks like preezy just made mitt his woman.
renalin on July 6, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Only in the mind of a moron. Obama owns Obama-mandate-tax-care. Mitt’s going to sign the bill repealing it. The GOP Primary is over, Loser.

Basilsbest on July 6, 2012 at 5:30 PM

I kind of feel the same way myself.

Terrye on July 6, 2012 at 5:31 PM

When a person who has it in them to continuously lie, cheat, and steal his way through life is faced with a position he can only defend by lying, cheating, and stealing he will most likely default to the methodology of more lying, cheating, and stealing to accomplish his goals of destroying America.

Wolfmoon on July 6, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Chris Christie caught on tape having another one of his patented moments at the Jersey Shore. No Snooki in sight.

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/nj/20120706_Christies_temper_flares_on_Seaside_Heights_boardwalk.html

Philly on July 6, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Yet not one reporter, even the local ones, will call him on the sh*t that rolls out of his mouth. And Sorkin thinks FOX isn’t giving us the truth?

lowandslow on July 6, 2012 at 5:33 PM

It’s being referred to on the local Pittsburgh news as a “gathering”, which sounds rather cozy (small). I’ll be interested to see what the attendance was. This morning they said they were expecting thousands of people.

Night Owl on July 6, 2012 at 5:22 PM

From yesterday’s appearances:

PARMA, Ohio — President Barack Obama’s first bus tour of the campaign is shaping up to be more like a Senate candidate’s swing though Ohio — save for the massive media contingent.

Obama attracted just 520 people to his first event in Maumee today, just outside of the auto-industry town of Toledo. A second stop on the southern shore of Lake Erie in Sandusky brought out an even smaller cadre of supporters — just 350 according to the local fire marshal.

Here in Parma, Obama spoke on a tiny portion of a massive sports field complex just miles from heavily-Democratic Cleveland to a crown the fire marshal put at 1,000 — and reporters put at substantially less. Source

Flora Duh on July 6, 2012 at 5:34 PM

If Obie is not careful his nose is going to be bigger than his ears!..:)

Dire Straits on July 6, 2012 at 5:35 PM

“So the question becomes, are you doing that because of politics? Are you abandoning a principle that you fought for, for six years, simply because you’re getting pressure for two days from Rush Limbaugh or some critics in Washington?”

Um, no. He just respects the authority of the judicial branch of the federal government. Given the problems you have with that whole ‘checks and balances’ thingy, I’m not surprised you don’t get it, Barry.

Bobbertsan on July 6, 2012 at 5:36 PM

“That’s exactly what’s included as part of my health care plan.”

I’m guessing that the lazy Choom Gang Disciple didn’t write even ONE WORD of this horrible excuse for a piece of legislation.

The hell of it is, is that most — if not all — of the Republican side could not even be bothered to read the Zero Manifesto — much less comprehend the eventualities of this shit sandwich.

Sow. Reap. Rinse. Repeat.

Our side, while light-years ahead of the Opposition, is complacent, lazy, and too easily led like lemmings over the proverbial cliff.

We need to hold our representatives (House and Senate) accountable. We need to let them know that weakness does not equal compromise, and smart compromise can be more effective than a campaign of slaughter.

hillbillyjim on July 6, 2012 at 5:36 PM

You know that jobs report was bad when this guy would rather talk about the trillion-dollar albatross perched on his head instead.

LoLz..You know that is right!..Perfect Allah..:)

Dire Straits on July 6, 2012 at 5:37 PM

I hope Romney will challenge the BS Obama keeps spouting about how he “saved” the auto industry. He did no such thing. GM and Chrysler went through bankruptcy proceedings, in which secured creditors and U.S. taxpayers were royally screwed over in favor of auto-workers unions. Taxpayers will never recover the many billions of dollars we were screwed out of, and it is unclear how long either auto company will be able to stay in business. GM is currently selling a lot of its vehicles to . . . guess who? . . . the U.S. government (which still holds a large ownership interest in GM). Here’s a stoy about how they’re also manipulating their inventory numbers to try and make GM look more successful than it really is.
http://nlpc.org/stories/2012/07/05/gm%E2%80%99s-government-sales-and-truck-inventory-rise

AZCoyote on July 6, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Obama hits back: Romney’s a big flip-flopping fan of mandatesI’m a lying sack, you know

Fixed.

Physics Geek on July 6, 2012 at 5:39 PM

I felt this appropriate seeing this article is about “lying”

A large jet plane crashed on a farm in the middle of rural Kentucky .
Panic stricken, the local sheriff mobilized and descended on the farm in force.
By the time they got there, the aircraft was totally destroyed with
only a burned hull left smoldering in a tree line that bordered the
farm.
The sheriff and his men entered the smoking mess but could find no
remains of anyone. They spotted the farmer plowing a field not too far away as if nothing had happened.
They hurried over to the man’s tractor.
“Hank,” the sheriff yelled, panting and out of breath. “Did you see
this terrible accident happen?”
“Yep. Sure did,” the farmer mumbled unconcerned, cutting off the
tractor’s engine.
“Do you realize that is Air Force One, the airplane of the President of the United States ?”
“Yep.”
“Were there any survivors?”
“Nope. They’s all kilt straight out,” the farmer answered. “I done
buried them all myself. Took me most of the morning.”
“President Obama is dead?” the sheriff asked.
“Well,” the farmer grumbled, restarting his tractor.
“He kept a-saying he wasn’t… But you know how bad that sumbitch lies…

g2825m on July 6, 2012 at 5:39 PM

“I am a moron and I always have been.” Barrack Obama

pat on July 6, 2012 at 5:39 PM

There is sweet irony that he’s in OH and PA on a day like today…traveling in a Canadian bus.

Schadenfreude on July 6, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Or is he doing that Potemkin thing again? Is he actually riding the Big Canadian Bus from town to town… or flying in AF1 like last time?

de rigueur on July 6, 2012 at 5:40 PM

The megaphone has two rolls of toilet paper stuffed in it. You expect the peeps to notice and clear it out so they can digest the daily events? Really?

Victory disease. Look for it in November.

Limerick on July 6, 2012 at 5:40 PM

“So the question becomes, are you doing that because of politics? Are you abandoning a principle that you fought for, for six years, simply because you’re getting pressure for two days from Rush Limbaugh or some critics in Washington?”

The Court also said it was constitutional, but Obama has no problem with that part..

In truth Romney just stated a pretty obvious fact…the Court has spoken..he still agrees with the dissent, but the Supreme Court has said this is a tax and so that is what it is.

It is interesting that Obama can not get his head around that.

Terrye on July 6, 2012 at 5:41 PM

If Obie is not careful his nose is going to be bigger than his ears!..:)

Dire Straits on July 6, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Like this.

Bmore on July 6, 2012 at 5:42 PM

You know that jobs report was bad when this guy would rather talk about the trillion-dollar albatross perched on his head instead.

LoLz..You know that is right!..Perfect Allah..:)

Dire Straits on July 6, 2012 at 5:37 PM

That’s why two billion Muslims call him adorable names five times a day! You go, AllahP.

P.S. Don’t forget to clean the kitty piss off of your prayer rug, dude. I don’t think that the zealots are down with that.

hillbillyjim on July 6, 2012 at 5:42 PM

“One of the things that you learn as president is that what you say matters and your principles matter,” Obama told a local Cincinnati NBC affiliate

Wait! He’s telling us he didn’t “learn” basic ethics until he became president? We’re supposed to be impressed that he claims to have learned this now *cough cough*? As a State Senator and Senator what he said didn’t matter and his principles didn’t matter? When he was practicing law in Chicago he didn’t know this? When he taught young minds full of mush as a “Professor of Constitutional Law”, he didn’t know this? As a member of Uncle Jeremiah’s church he didn’t learn this? As a speech-giver at the DNC convention he didn’t know this? As he peddled Hope and Change and stopping the oceans from rising he was clueless that what you say matters?

What a pathetic talking point. And that’s before we get into everything Allah noted about his ever-changing positions and endless stream of lies and demagoguery.

Buy Danish on July 6, 2012 at 5:45 PM

This guy LOOKS bad, SOUNDS terrible, you can tell he doesn’t even believe his own sh*t. He is toast.

MikeinPRCA on July 6, 2012 at 5:13 PM

I thought he looked bad too. Tired maybe.

Terrye on July 6, 2012 at 5:30 PM

He feeds off the adulation of the crowd. 300 on a campaign stop is not a “crowd.”

de rigueur on July 6, 2012 at 5:45 PM

When your diapers are loaded about the jobs report, while you’re in OH and PA, you misinform, fool the audience and misdirect, especially when you are a charlatan extraordinaire.

The joke is on all who voted for him, especially Althouse, Noonan, Powell and the likes. May the latter never, ever, be forgiven.

Schadenfreude on July 6, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Yes, he’s a charlatan, but I wouldn’t say that he’s an extraordinary one. The Obama worshippers I pesonally know aren’t the sharpest knives in the drawer. It doesn’t take much to get them nodding in unison, though doing so isn’t recommended if you don’t care to see drool flung around every which way.

86 on July 6, 2012 at 5:46 PM

I’m not clicking that! I might get the Commie Cooties.

ABO 2012

Key West Reader on July 6, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Me either.

Night Owl on July 6, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Bmore on July 6, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Excellent..Thanks for the visual!..Very nice..:)

PS..*clink*..:)

Dire Straits on July 6, 2012 at 5:46 PM

You know that jobs report was bad when this guy would rather talk about the trillion-dollar albatross perched on his head instead.

Allah

Tears of joy and laughter as I read Allah mocking Our Idiot President as thy lying piece of crap that he is. And such sweet and comprehensive mockery it is.

Jaibones on July 6, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Dire Straits on July 6, 2012 at 5:46 PM

2nd that

*clink*

cmsinaz on July 6, 2012 at 5:48 PM

g2825m on July 6, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Three boxes, should be there soon. Maybe tomorrow.

Bmore on July 6, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Buy Danish on July 6, 2012 at 5:45 PM

+ 10..Desperation is in the air..Can you smell it?..:)

Dire Straits on July 6, 2012 at 5:48 PM

If Obie is not careful his nose is going to be bigger than his ears!..:)

Dire Straits on July 6, 2012 at 5:35 PM

I like that.

Terrye on July 6, 2012 at 5:49 PM

cmsinaz on July 6, 2012 at 5:48 PM

*clink*..:)

Dire Straits on July 6, 2012 at 5:49 PM

PS..*clink*..:)

Dire Straits on July 6, 2012 at 5:46PM

Glad to be of assistance. ; ) *clink!*

Bmore on July 6, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Flora Duh on July 6, 2012 at 5:34 PM

http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/smaller-crowds-for-obama-in-ohio

Curb Your Enthusiasm, the road show !!

bayview on July 6, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Flora Duh on July 6, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Zeke’s article at buzzfeed is a masterwork of spin.

here’s another just wonderful piece about how our glorious leader is planning these ‘get togethers’…so comfy

Where in 2008, each Obama rally was a collective, ecstatic experience for thousands of supporters frustrated by the Bush years, Obama 2012 is a more disciplined media-centric operation — finely honed to attract just the crowd needed to provide the perfect backdrop for the evening news and the morning papers.

Obama senior adviser David Axelrod credited the “intimacy” of the events for the president’s ability to speak off the cuff — often reacting to the audience.

“The intimacy of this, the value of that, is that it is kind of a setting that he can do what he’s done — which is…have a nice talk about what this is all about and to do it in a very personal way,” he said after Obama’s remarks, noting that the local news coverage was the real winner for the campaign. “It was set up that way, and I feel its been really good.”

r keller on July 6, 2012 at 5:50 PM

+ 10..Desperation is in the air..Can you smell it?..:)

Dire Straits on July 6, 2012 at 5:48 PM

I thought that was libfreeordie or UES.

Bmore on July 6, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Terrye on July 6, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Also check out Bmore’s link @ 5:42pm..:)

Dire Straits on July 6, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Sure, obama has principles.

Hitler had principles too. So did Mao, Stalin, Lenin, Chavez, Castro, Marx, etc. They all has philosophies and morals too. It doesn’t mean a bit of it was positive in the slightest. He has ideas for this country too….forward, because we’re facing the toilet he wants to flush America down, behind him is the door and the sink. He has preferences too when it comes to his philosophy; he prefers to get reach arounds, not give them.

Wolfmoon on July 6, 2012 at 5:51 PM

I thought that was libfreeordie or UES.

Bmore on July 6, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Have they been around very much today??..:)

PS..Happy TGIF!..:)

Dire Straits on July 6, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Oh, look. He’s all job-focused in his shirt sleeves…

ladyingray on July 6, 2012 at 5:53 PM

He feeds off the adulation of the crowd. 300 on a campaign stop is not a “crowd.”

de rigueur on July 6, 2012 at 5:45 PM

And they’re getting pummeled on fundraising. I have no doubt he’s screaming at his campaign over that ongoing embarrassment.

Chuck Schick on July 6, 2012 at 5:53 PM

“The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government.”

“I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them.”

“It is a fact that Lyndon Johnson and his curious crew seem to believe that progress in this country is best served simply and directly through the ever-expanding gift power of the everlastingly growing Federal Government. One thing we all know, and I assure you I do: that’s a much easier way to get votes than my way. It always has been. It’s political Daddyism, and it’s as old as demagogues and despotism.”

i miss me some barry goldwater. at least he wouldn’t be too gop chicken poop to say exactly what he thought of dear, dear leader.

mittens on July 6, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Flora Duh on July 6, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Thank you for that post.

That’s the kind of information we need around here.

It doesn’t matter what the Amateur-in-Chief is saying at any given moment.

What matters is whether people are listening, and whether they care.

Methinks not many, and not much.

Mr. Arkadin on July 6, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Have they been around very much today??..:)

PS..Happy TGIF!..:)

Dire Straits on July 6, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Happy TGIF to you Dire. ; ) libfreeordie soiled the QOTD thread a.m. a bit. UES has been busy on a few threads through the day. Coming out of both ends as usual with him.

Bmore on July 6, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Oh, look. He’s all job-focused in his shirt sleeves…

ladyingray on July 6, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Just wait till next months job report..Return of the mom jeans!!..:)

Dire Straits on July 6, 2012 at 5:56 PM

“One of the things that you learn as president is that what you say matters and your principles matter,” Obama told a local Cincinnati NBC affiliate

Such impertinence and hypocrisy must and will be punished.

Schadenfreude on July 6, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Bmore on July 6, 2012 at 5:56 PM

That is good..Obie needs someone to defend him..:)

Dire Straits on July 6, 2012 at 5:58 PM

+ 10..Desperation is in the air..Can you smell it?..:)

Dire Straits on July 6, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Yes I can! I’m smelling unadulterated bull crap.

Buy Danish on July 6, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Bmore, you will read the most incredible things by Uppereastside on this thread.

Schadenfreude on July 6, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Buy Danish on July 6, 2012 at 5:58 PM

T hear you!..I thought everyone could smell it!..:)

Dire Straits on July 6, 2012 at 6:00 PM

That is good..Obie needs someone to defend him..:)

Dire Straits on July 6, 2012 at 5:58 PM

He still has plenty of Apologists. Why I will never understand.

Bmore on July 6, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Bmore, you will read the most incredible things by Uppereastside on this thread.

Schadenfreude on July 6, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Yes, I watched some of that. He truly is a delusional fool.

Bmore on July 6, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Bmore on July 6, 2012 at 6:00 PM

I hear you!..Global warming theory I guess!!??!!..:)

Dire Straits on July 6, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Maybe cause it’s Friday and I’m dead tired but get this friggin’ douche out of the White House.

Even if you can’t stand Romney, the sheer thought of listening to this circus clown for four more years should be enough for your republican vote.

sherry on July 6, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Buy Danish on July 6, 2012 at 5:58 PM

I hear you!..I thought everyone could smell it!..:)

Dire Straits on July 6, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Fixed!..:)

Dire Straits on July 6, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Dire, have a quick look at the link Schadenfreude , posted above.^^^

Bmore on July 6, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Actually, I doubt he’s learned anything as president. Instead, he seems to be in a stunning sense of denial about the state our country is in, and happy to head down the same path of financial ruin at blazing speed. He might want to stick to spiking the Bin Laden football instead of blathering on about things above his pay grade.

scalleywag on July 6, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Bmore on July 6, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Will do!..:)

Dire Straits on July 6, 2012 at 6:04 PM

His babbling actually starts right here.

Bmore on July 6, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Flora Duh on July 6, 2012 at 5:34 PM

I turned on the local news to see. There were a lot of people there, maybe a few thousand. More than a dozen people were taken to the hospital for “heat emergencies”. Many more were treated at the scene. I guess democrats aren’t familiar with the term “too stupid to get out of the rain”. Bobby Jindal and Tim Pawlenty were here too, not as many people, but inside a nice air conditioned building.

Night Owl on July 6, 2012 at 6:12 PM

This guy LOOKS bad, SOUNDS terrible, you can tell he doesn’t even believe his own sh*t. He is toast.

MikeinPRCA on July 6, 2012 at 5:13 PM

I thought he looked bad too. Tired maybe.

Terrye on July 6, 2012 at 5:30 PM

You’d be depressed too if you went from stadiums full of fainting women to a maybe couple hundred in someone’s driveway. It also looks like the Secret Service is forbidding wide shots.

Not feelin’ the love Bammie?

slickwillie2001 on July 6, 2012 at 6:13 PM

g2825m on July 6, 2012 at 5:39 PM
Three boxes, should be there soon. Maybe tomorrow.

Bmore on July 6, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Bmore…thank you very much!!!

Sorry for lack of quick response…computer issues.

g2825m on July 6, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Even if you can’t stand Romney, the sheer thought of listening to this circus clown for four more years should be enough for your republican vote.

sherry on July 6, 2012 at 6:02 PM

I am huge Romney supporter BUT I agree wholeheartedly with you on another four years of the narcissim would drive me crazy and the halo effect and Michelle telling us what we should and should not be eating all the while they are jet-setting around the world on their 12 vacations a year as part of the POTUS Travel Club.

g2825m on July 6, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Is Odumbo high?

LouBob1980 on July 6, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Bmore, you will read the most incredible things by Uppereastside on this thread.

Schadenfreude on July 6, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Yes, I watched some of that. He truly is a delusional fool.

Bmore on July 6, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Also doing stellar trolling on that thread were Pauline Krugman, AKA bayam, and also libfreeordie, who said:

Adorable.

libfreeordie on July 6, 2012 at 1:26 PM

lowereastside’s classic was this comment:

This is what happens when people fail to complete high school. Something very common amongst conservatives.

Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 1:43 PM

I reminded her that O’bama won a record 70% of the high school dropout vote in 2008. She simply ignored those poll results.

Del Dolemonte on July 6, 2012 at 6:33 PM

I reminded her that O’bama won a record 70% of the high school dropout vote in 2008. She simply ignored those poll results.

Del Dolemonte

what about the coveted crack ‘ho and two bit pimp vote?

mittens on July 6, 2012 at 6:40 PM

g2825m on July 6, 2012 at 6:14 PM

I hope everything is going good for you and all of your fellow soliders..:)

PS..Stay safe!!..:)

Dire Straits on July 6, 2012 at 6:41 PM

If Romney doesn’t get off his a** and take this liar apart, we are lost. Hopefully he is not a milquetoast RINO from MA. God Save America.

ultracon on July 6, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Good Lord, the woman who served Barry breakfast this morning dropped dead hours later. I’d stay away from him too.

Philly on July 6, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Hey, Mitt………….while you’re on vacation…….they are burning down your political house.

Your staff isn’t very good at putting out fires are they?

By the time your vacay is over you’ll be completely defined by the SKANKWHORE Media and the Re-elect campaign as Hitler with bigger hair.

P.S.
Thanks for the photo ops on the Gazillion $$$$ speedboat.

PappyD61 on July 6, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Barry did look a bit tired and worn out today. Maybe he should cut down on his campaigning in this extreme heat.

Philly on July 6, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Yikes!

http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/akron-restaurant-owner-dies-hours-after-meeting-obama-1.318594

Philly on July 6, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Wow. I am not religious whatsoever, but my son is inclined to believe the christian anti-christ thing, and we have ‘discussions’ about obama possibly being the antichrist. This will cement it in his head I think. I got lots of arguing to do. I don’t think o.b. is the a.c., but the man is truly evil no matter what direction you observe him from.

Wolfmoon on July 6, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Vote for Howard Johnson; someone that can build a hotel chain like that has to be a good businessman too.

slickwillie2001 on July 6, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Obama’s childish bantering is getting old and annoying. He couldn’t run a sidewalk lemonade stand and his criticisms of Romney are ridiculous and foolish.

rplat on July 6, 2012 at 7:35 PM

g2825m on July 6, 2012 at 6:14 PM

; )

Bmore on July 6, 2012 at 7:42 PM

The smell of nervous B.O. is in the air. Time for Mitt to quit dancing and start slugging.

kingsjester on July 6, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 1:43 PM

I reminded her that O’bama won a record 70% of the high school dropout vote in 2008. She simply ignored those poll results.

Del Dolemonte on July 6, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Actually in the real world Cons are more educated in general though the small percentage of egg heads with PHDs and the like are more likely to be liberals.

CW on July 6, 2012 at 7:49 PM

The genius that is Iowahawk needs its own post

Iowahawk.typepad.com

Erich66 on July 6, 2012 at 8:00 PM

The DOTUS does it again……

http://www.lvrj.com/business/roll-your-own-cigarette-operations-to-be-snuffed-out-161539845.html

He’s just taking us down one Tax/business/mandate/law/regulation at a time.

PappyD61 on July 6, 2012 at 8:10 PM

The smell of nervous B.O. is in the air. Time for Mitt to quit dancing and start slugging.

kingsjester on July 6, 2012 at 7:44 PM

No wild punches, good clean shots. Its all he needs to do.

Bmore on July 6, 2012 at 8:13 PM

This talk is nonsense, B.O. never says what he is going to actually do if he gets four more years. Sounds like a death sentence for the rest of the country. I think states will talk about forming the New United states of Conservative America. I can only see fissure if he is re elected.

I hope I can sell my house and move there.

Fleuries on July 6, 2012 at 8:16 PM

No wild punches, good clean shots. Its all he needs to do.

Bmore on July 6, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Exactly. I hope he will.

kingsjester on July 6, 2012 at 8:17 PM

“On the healthcare bill, Mr. Romney was one of the biggest promoters of the individual mandate,” he said. “In Massachusetts, his whole idea was that we shouldn’t have people who can afford to get health insurance to not buy it and then force you or me or John Q. Public to have to pay for him when he gets sick. That’s irresponsible. That’s exactly what’s included as part of my healthcare plan.”

Actually I am going to correct Barach Obama. The REAL ISSUE in MA, was not the mandate to buy individual insurance it was the mandate that the State provide Universal Health coverage because of a vote that was a referendum question, like CA Prop 8, the voters voted for it. And Romney said, no where did it say that the STATE had to pay for it, and nowhere did it say that your neighbors had to pay for it, the liberals here in MA were hoping that with 90% of the people on fabulous private health coverage that we would switch to Single Payer Euro Style health care.

It’s not what Obama is saying, I bet he was here holding signs for Single Payer, and a maga phone too.

Fleuries on July 6, 2012 at 8:19 PM

http://iowahawk.typepad.com/

^^^—IowaHawk is funny.

SparkPlug on July 6, 2012 at 8:28 PM

If Obie is not careful his nose is going to be bigger than his ears!..:)

Dire Straits on July 6, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Well that reminded me of bathtub boy. What is Keif Doberman doing now?

SparkPlug on July 6, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Hey PresNitWit PETEY,

its either an UNCONSTITUTIONAL MANDATE,

or the BIGGEST MIDDLE CLASS TAX IN HISTORY!

Either way YOU LOSE!

As far as those jobs numbers,

ok, so ya created some, by accident,

well ya LOST MORE BY INTENT!

8.2 per cent,

YOU LOSE!

LOSER!

ConcealedKerry on July 6, 2012 at 8:31 PM

What ever happened to jailbreak?

SparkPlug on July 6, 2012 at 8:32 PM

kingsjester on July 6, 2012 at 8:17 PM

I wish I could blog like you. Keep on trucking.

SparkPlug on July 6, 2012 at 8:33 PM

They both are. Thus, neither is worth mine or anybody else’s vote.

Dunedainn on July 6, 2012 at 8:33 PM

SparkPlug on July 6, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Thank you very much. Greatly appreciated!

kingsjester on July 6, 2012 at 8:40 PM

As everyone here knows candidate Obama campaigned against the mandate, in fact excoriating Hillary for backing one.

Obviously, I don’t expect the Obama media to highlight, or even mention, this fact, but why doesn’t Mitt Romney?

Jingo95 on July 6, 2012 at 8:41 PM

SparkPlug on July 6, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Jailbreak probably got himself banned…again. Gunlock Bill, too…if we’re lucky.

kingsjester on July 6, 2012 at 8:41 PM

I know this is totally off the beaten thread, but today is Dubya’s 66th birthday, and do you know how he and Miss Laura spent the week? …In Africa, helping build a women’s health care clinic. Oh my, how I miss that man…

Please…may November come soon!

StarLady on July 6, 2012 at 8:46 PM

I give the guy five minutes, outside, under cross-examination.

Destroyed, humiliated, over.

Unfortunately, the requirement to speak the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth does not apply in politics.

In fact, I’m not sure we even get to the “some of the truth some of the time” level with this sham of a man.

I guess when the public buys a pre-packaged president the same way they buy laundry detergent, that’s what you get.

IndieDogg on July 6, 2012 at 8:49 PM

“The intimacy of this, the value of that, is that it is kind of a setting that he can do what he’s done — which is…have a nice talk about what this is all about and to do it in a very personal way,” he said after Obama’s remarks, noting that the local news coverage was the real winner for the campaign. “It was set up that way, and I feel its been really good.”

Where oh where to begin deconstructing that massive pile of BS? Obama is one of the least personable politicians ever; oh, he’s just fine standing on a grand stage well above the seething masses, but put him on the same level with the people and he looks about as ill at ease as the elastic on Michelle’s panties. And we’re also supposed to buy that they deliberately set up these “small gatherings” in venues that would hold hundreds more people? For crying out loud – I get why they think voters are stupid; after all, there were enough of them in 2008 who voted for this boob, but seriously, do they not think that even some of the densest of the dense (libfreeordie excluded) have caught on that Obama is an incompetent dickwad?

natasha333 on July 6, 2012 at 8:54 PM

I know this is totally off the beaten thread, but today is Dubya’s 66th birthday, and do you know how he and Miss Laura spent the week? …In Africa, helping build a women’s health care clinic. Oh my, how I miss that man…

Please…may November come soon!

StarLady on July 6, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Yep, as well as the 4th. Class act.

slickwillie2001 on July 6, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Jailbreak probably got himself banned…again. Gunlock Bill, too…if we’re lucky.

kingsjester on July 6, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Gunlock Bill is always a great commenter! What the heck are you talking about? And I liked Jailbreak… he lightened things up. I look forward to the return of Jailbreak one of these days.

You’d be depressed too if you went from stadiums full of fainting women to a maybe couple hundred in someone’s driveway. It also looks like the Secret Service is forbidding wide shots.

Not feelin’ the love Bammie?

slickwillie2001 on July 6, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Obama is an affirmative action president and has been a joke from day one. During the 2008 campaign many people refused to scrutinize his thin record, choosing instead to obsess about the color of his skin. Obama’s whole image and popular reputation is one big fabrication based on unfounded hype and media propaganda.

bluegill on July 6, 2012 at 8:56 PM

A pro-mandate Democrat who can’t get his story straight on whether it’s a tax attacking a pro-mandate Republican because he can’t get his story straight on whether it’s a tax. Perfection. Choices, my friends: They’re what elections are all about.

LOL.

Aitch748 on July 6, 2012 at 8:57 PM

SparkPlug, One of the best. An art form.

Bmore on July 6, 2012 at 9:01 PM

What’s sad is that here is a story, where the President a very clear and irrevocably true statement about how his opponent has absolutely just switched sides completely without ever stepping out of the game and began arguing for something that he’d argued against the whole time, because politically, in America, that’s how you win.

Meanwhile, the President is guilty of the exact same actions himself, finding himself suddenly Mr. Mandate after opposing it for six years, and how he seems quite comfortable with his blatant hypocrisy as well. Using it almost in a, “Here you go, taste my jab, sucka”, haze of condescension even. Proud of having utilized the opportunity anyway.

And by all means you just MUST choose a side and buy into the bulls***, or else America is gonna cease to exist!!

Save us Obi Wan Mitt Romney, you’re our only hope!

This thread is just a portrait of a mirror reflecting two men alike in more ways than their not, mutually guilty of more things than their not, and taking jabs at each other from the entire opposite direction than the ones they made a name for themselves defending.

The Irony is, that it’s framed as a refutation of the President. Rather than a cognizant recognition that Obama is right here about Mitt. That Mitt is no more principled, steadfast in his “values”, or worthy of emotional investment in than Barack Obama, and his transparent and unabashed hypocrisy.

But, “Don’t stop! Ba-lee-e-van”! The sky will fall if you don’t pick a side and it’ll be ALL.YOUR.FAULT!

;)

Boomer_Sooner on July 6, 2012 at 9:28 PM

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