Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on July 7, 2012 by Allahpundit

As the Obama campaign and its allies continue to spend millions of dollars casting Mitt Romney as an “outsourcing pioneer” — a message that could cut to the very core of his record as a businessman — some Republicans are beginning to grumble that their nominee is making the classic mistake of modern politics in letting the attacks go unanswered

The Romney campaign’s response so far has been muted. The campaign has pushed back against Obama’s attacks largely through press releases and dismissive comments, but they have yet to invest serious ad money to directly combat the hardening narrative.

It’s a move that has left some in the Republican elite, already displeased with the campaign’s flat-footed response to the Obamacare ruling, confused. Several have noted that this is how John Kerry lost in 2004 — by waiting too long to start debunking an opposition message that undermined a key part of his record (in his case, his status as a Vietnam veteran).

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Romney can’t change his record, and Obamacare won’t stop being an issue. But could Romney at least partially reconcile the two by admitting that Romneycare was a bad idea?

It would certainly make Romney’s case more consistent; he could promise to end Obamacare without also having to explain himself. He would also bring his position in line with that of most Republican voters. But it might also be an unmitigated disaster, the most damaging flip-flop ever for a candidate known to change positions.

In the end, it’s almost impossible to imagine Romney would do it. When he talks about health care, there’s always a certain bravado — he has said he just can’t wait to engage Barack Obama in one-on-one debate over health care — that conceals the weakness of his position. He’s come too far to back down now, and odds are he will win or lose without ever admitting that Romneycare was the wrong thing to do.

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[W]hat are voters to think when they hear the GOP nominee say, as he did yesterday to CBS’s Jan Crawford, “As long as I continue to speak about the economy, I’m going to win”? That they’re dopes who don’t know the economy’s bad, but as long as the Romney campaign keeps instructing them that it is bad, they’ll react correctly and vote the incumbent out of office?

The economy is of course important. But voters want to hear what Romney is going to do about the economy. He can “speak about” how bad the economy is all he wants—though Americans are already well aware of the economy’s problems—but doesn’t the content of what Romney has to say matter? What is his economic growth agenda? His deficit reform agenda? His health care reform agenda? His tax reform agenda? His replacement for Dodd-Frank? No need for any of that, I suppose the Romney campaign believes. Just need to keep on “speaking about the economy.”

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Presidential races once measured by the hundreds of millions of dollars are now gauged by the billion. That shift has prompted hand-wringing, particularly among Obama supporters, that lackluster funding could doom the campaign. But the heavy emphasis on fundraising masks one key fact: Money means less in a presidential race than in its down-ballot cousins, at least when so much of it is sure to be spent…

“Money has a lot more impact in a race where there isn’t a lot of information out there,” said Kristen Soltis, a GOP consultant. “If I’m running against you for dogcatcher and you can outspend me 2- or 3-to-1, that’s a problem. But … it’s highly unlikely there will be many voters at the end confused about what Barack Obama believes, what Mitt Romney believes.”…

Messages also are more tightly controlled by the candidates themselves — a problem for outside groups that can’t legally coordinate with them. That dilemma could be a particular concern to Republicans, because their better-funded outside group apparatus will likely spend more on the general election than Romney himself.

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“Obamacare cuts Medicare — cuts Medicare — by approximately $500 billion,” Mr. Romney has told audiences.

That is a reprise of Republicans’ mantra of the 2010 midterm elections, which gave them big gains at both the state and federal levels and a majority in the House. Yet the message conflicts not only with their past complaint that Democrats opposed reining in Medicare spending, but also with the fact that House Republicans have voted twice since 2010 for the same 10-year, $500 billion savings in supporting Mr. Ryan’s annual budgets.

The result is a messaging mess, even by the standards of each party’s usual election-year attacks that the other is being insufficiently supportive of older people’s benefits.

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Obama runs even with, or slightly ahead of, Republican rival Mitt Romney in poll after poll. Campaign strategists debate the reasons.

They might include Obama’s personal likability, gaps in Romney’s strategy or Americans’ grudging acceptance of a new normal in which millions of jobs are gone for good and no single person is responsible.

If high unemployment “was a killer, he’d already be dead,” said Republican pollster and consultant Mike McKenna. “The survey data tells you he’s not dead.”

There’s a problem with applying historical precedents and conventional wisdom to Obama. He sometimes defies them.

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Via the Daily Caller.

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Via Mediaite.

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I agree with you that Obie has serious problems but I do not think he is “dead”..:)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Even if he is, they’ll resurrect him.

Schadenfreude on July 8, 2012 at 1:08 AM

Laura in Maryland on July 7, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Hehe. That’s a good one. Kevlar just might save you.

SparkPlug on July 8, 2012 at 1:09 AM

Sorry forgot to link it!..:)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 1:00 AM

The start of that song is similar to Til Tuesday’s Voices Carry…

Gohawgs on July 8, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Adjoran on July 8, 2012 at 1:01 AM

I’m emailing that to the Romney campaign (I’ll give you credit). Hopefully, they’ll listen because that is exactly the right thing to say.

Dark Star on July 8, 2012 at 1:11 AM

PatriotGal2257 on July 8, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Funny you mentioned G. Campbell. I have definitely heard it performed by someone else, but I cannot remember who it was.

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 1:11 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmZjHeQsRvE&feature=related

Girls just want to have fun. Rick Derringer on guitar.

bayview on July 8, 2012 at 1:13 AM

novaculus on July 7, 2012 at 11:57 PM

I’ll tell you, Kevin Madden helped give us Obama, and now that Romney bringing him into public view, he better get rid of Obama.

And Romney needs to pick a solid conservative like Jindal for veep.

INC on July 8, 2012 at 1:13 AM

Adjoran on July 8, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Yes, very nicely stated. You ought to email it to his campaign and keep emailing it until someone pays attention and acknowledges it.

PatriotGal2257 on July 8, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Even if he is, they’ll resurrect him.

Schadenfreude on July 8, 2012 at 1:08 AM

They will try for sure!..:)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 1:15 AM

back atcha

John the Libertarian on July 8, 2012 at 1:03 AM

I had wanted to link to that or Dark Star, but figured they were too long.

bayview on July 8, 2012 at 1:15 AM

And Romney needs to pick a solid conservative like Jindal for veep.

INC on July 8, 2012 at 1:13 AM

Amen to that!

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 1:17 AM

The start of that song is similar to Til Tuesday’s Voices Carry…

Gohawgs on July 8, 2012 at 1:10 AM

That is interesting..I had not noticed that..Nice catch friend!..:)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 1:18 AM

And Romney needs to pick a solid conservative like Jindal for veep.

INC on July 8, 2012 at 1:13 AM

Amen to that!

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 1:17 AM

I’m with you all!..:)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 1:18 AM

Is a 48 minute version of Dark Star too long? Seems about right to me. :-)

Dark Star on July 8, 2012 at 1:20 AM

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 1:11 AM

My all-purpose, favorite music reference site in the whole wide Internet. My record collection has increased about 2000% over the years since I’ve known about this site. They used to have print guides, and maybe they still do, but this is far and away better.

I had to type the refrain and some of the lyrics that I remembered into Google so I could find the correct title of the song and who sang it. So, when I typed “Elusive Butterfly” into AllMusic.com, that gave me a list of singers and the albums it could be found on. I do believe one of them was Glen Campbell, but I found Bob Lind’s version on a 60s hit compilation that is the same as the YouTube link.

PatriotGal2257 on July 8, 2012 at 1:22 AM

The start of that song is similar to Til Tuesday’s Voices Carry…

Gohawgs on July 8, 2012 at 1:10 AM

You got my memory bank going..Remember this one??..:)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 1:22 AM

Dark Star on July 8, 2012 at 1:20 AM

Thumbs up!..I had one idea we had so many “Dead Heads” at Hot Air!!..Cool!..:)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 1:24 AM

PatriotGal2257 on July 8, 2012 at 1:22 AM

Way cool. Just bookmarked it. Thanks!

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 1:26 AM

You got my memory bank going..Remember this one??..:)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 1:22 AM

Oh yeah. Brings back a lot of memories. Dang, I’m getting old.

AZfederalist on July 8, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Long, at 5 min., but reaching way back to that night when they were all there on stage with Roy and that PRETTY WOMAN, and they all brought their guitars. Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, James Burton, Glen Hardin, Tom Waits…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PLq0_7k1jk

Yoop on July 8, 2012 at 1:27 AM

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 1:26 AM

My pleasure. You can get lost there, but it’s an absolutely terrific journey. :)

PatriotGal2257 on July 8, 2012 at 1:29 AM

HA deadhead checking in.

tom daschle concerned on July 8, 2012 at 1:31 AM

You got my memory bank going..Remember this one??..:)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 1:22 AM

Yea. Takes me back to my Cali years.

I had to rewind at one point. Think one of the actors was in Lost. lol

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 1:31 AM

Oh yeah. Brings back a lot of memories. Dang, I’m getting old.

AZfederalist on July 8, 2012 at 1:26 AM

I hear you..:)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 1:32 AM

HA deadhead checking in.

tom daschle concerned on July 8, 2012 at 1:31 AM

LoLz..They are coming out of the wood work!!..:)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 1:33 AM

Yoop on July 8, 2012 at 1:27 AM

Great one, Yoop. I love love love Roy’s voice.

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 1:34 AM

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 1:31 AM

AZfederalist on July 8, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Remember this one??..:)

PS..Good saxaphone!!..:)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 1:37 AM

Yoop on July 8, 2012 at 1:27 AM

Excellent!..:)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 1:38 AM

Obama is more “status quo” than Palin

Dark Star on July 8, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Truth. Obama is an old-style Chicago machine hack, a child of privilege with a third world Marxist’s values and a David Axelrod makeover.

PatriotGal2257 on July 8, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Thanks. And a song I haven’t heard in many, many years.

novaculus on July 8, 2012 at 1:38 AM

You got my memory bank going..Remember this one??..:)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 1:22 AM

Saxy

Gohawgs on July 8, 2012 at 1:41 AM

One of my favorite Dead songs.

And … I bid all of you goodnight.

Until tomorrow, pleasant dreams to everyone here on HA.

PatriotGal2257 on July 8, 2012 at 1:41 AM

Remember this one??..:)

PS..Good saxaphone!!..:)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 1:37 AM

I adored that song! Great job, Dire. :)

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 1:41 AM

Remember this one??..:)

PS..Good saxaphone!!..:)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 1:37 AM

Dangit…

Gohawgs on July 8, 2012 at 1:44 AM

novaculus on July 8, 2012 at 1:38 AM

That pretty much captures Obama.

Just like O, it’s nearly impossible for me to watch Axelrod. Slimy.

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 1:46 AM

Yoop on July 8, 2012 at 1:27 AM

A bunch of beginner guitar players. Good thing the part when Barry sang was edited out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBG5PQuW6oo&feature=related

bayview on July 8, 2012 at 1:47 AM

Until tomorrow, pleasant dreams to everyone here on HA.

PatriotGal2257 on July 8, 2012 at 1:41 AM

Night, PatriotGal!

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 1:48 AM

I would hate to have to pick a favorite Dead song, but I like this one a lot:

The Wheel

novaculus on July 8, 2012 at 1:49 AM

Until tomorrow, pleasant dreams to everyone here on HA.

PatriotGal2257 on July 8, 2012 at 1:41 AM

G’night, ma’am.

novaculus on July 8, 2012 at 1:49 AM

LoLz..They are coming out of the wood work!!..:)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 1:33 AM

No kidding! I had no idea either — I mean, I think my name gives me away, but you could have knocked me over with a feather when I saw John the Libertarian’s link to St. Stephen. How had I not noticed all the Deadheads before?

I’ve been a Deadhead for longer than I care to say (except to admit that Jerry was still alive when I first discovered them). Living in NOLA, they didn’t really tour much down this way, but I caught them at Stone Mountain (GA) a few times & twice at both Foxboro & Rich stadiums (I have friends who live in Boston & Buffalo). I haven’t seen any of Furthur or The Other Ones shows though. Without Jerry I always figured it would be sad to see them.

Dark Star on July 8, 2012 at 1:51 AM

Where do you find those…

Electrongod on July 7, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Someone put this one up last night. It reminded me of when I was little, my mother used to wear “hot pants” with nylons and high heels. And also last night, my 12 year old spent the night at my parents’ house because my mother had a stroke and she falls down a lot now and can’t be left alone when my father goes somewhere.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTThTZ6bHJo

Night Owl on July 8, 2012 at 1:52 AM

Night PatriotGirl — thanks for the kind words.

I would hate to have to pick a favorite Dead song, but I like this one a lot:

The Wheel

novaculus on July 8, 2012 at 1:49 AM

That’s a good one. I always say my favorite Dead song is whichever one is playing.

Dark Star on July 8, 2012 at 1:54 AM

Deadheads in a reactionary nutty right wing blog, WTF? Did the lighted bongs led to the Air being Hot, or was it global warming?

bayview on July 8, 2012 at 1:58 AM

Night Owl on July 8, 2012 at 1:52 AM

That’s a good one, Night Owl.

I’m very sorry to hear about your mother’s stroke.

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 1:58 AM

Remember this one??..:)

PS..Good saxaphone!!..:)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 1:37 AM

Yep. Another one from my college days.

AZfederalist on July 8, 2012 at 1:58 AM

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 1:41 AM

Gohawgs on July 8, 2012 at 1:44 AM

I never understood why they never had no more hits..I thought the ingredients were there for some more sucess..:)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 1:58 AM

Deadheads in a reactionary nutty right wing blog, WTF? Did the lighted bongs led to the Air being Hot, or was it global warming?

bayview on July 8, 2012 at 1:58 AM

rofl..Good one!..:)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 1:59 AM

bayview on July 8, 2012 at 1:58 AM

LOL

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 2:00 AM

Night Owl on July 8, 2012 at 1:52 AM

So sorry to hear that Night Owl. Thoughts and prayers for your mother and family.

AZfederalist on July 8, 2012 at 2:01 AM

Good night all. Getting late here.

AZfederalist on July 8, 2012 at 2:02 AM

Good night all. Getting late here.

AZfederalist on July 8, 2012 at 2:02 AM

Good night, AZ.

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 2:07 AM

Night Owl on July 8, 2012 at 1:52 AM

Prayers for your Mother!..:)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 2:08 AM

AZfederalist on July 8, 2012 at 2:02 AM

Laer..Enjoyed it!..:)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 2:09 AM

This from HA Headlines.

I am sooo glad this man did not run.

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 2:10 AM

A “nite lite” in case OC has to go down the hall…

Gohawgs on July 8, 2012 at 2:11 AM

It’s those trolls…
I had to be on record…

Where are they?

Electrongod on July 7, 2012 at 11:37 PM

…sometimes at night you don’t see them on threads because they are too busy… wetting the bed!

KOOLAID2 on July 8, 2012 at 2:11 AM

DIRE: Did/do you like this one???

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 2:14 AM

I am sooo glad this man did not run.

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 2:10 AM

He was too busy spending his new found wealth on a Florida beachfront home to run this cycle…

Gohawgs on July 8, 2012 at 2:14 AM

Night Owl on July 8, 2012 at 1:52 AM

Wow, all the talk about the Dead I missed what you wrote about your mother. Sending prayers your way.

Goodnight AZ.

Also, I’m heading to bed too. Good night everyone & it’s great knowing I’m surrounded by fellow Deadheads here!

Dark Star on July 8, 2012 at 2:15 AM

A “nite lite” in case OC has to go down the hall…

Gohawgs on July 8, 2012 at 2:11 AM

Hahahaa. Good one.

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 2:16 AM

Night, Dark Star.

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 2:18 AM

AZfederalist on July 8, 2012 at 2:02 AM

Later..Enjoyed it!..:)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 2:09 AM

Fixed!..:)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 2:18 AM

Night Owl on July 8, 2012 at 1:52 AM

Sorry about your Mom, good for your 12 yr. old…

Gohawgs on July 8, 2012 at 2:19 AM

That’s a good one, Night Owl.

I’m very sorry to hear about your mother’s stroke.

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 1:58 AM

Thanks, and thanks everyone for your kind words. I didn’t mean for it to sound as maudlin as it came out. It’s just amazing how fast time flies.

Night Owl on July 8, 2012 at 2:20 AM

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 2:14 AM

Not a fan of seagulls but, a Flock of Seagulls is a different animal…

Gohawgs on July 8, 2012 at 2:20 AM

Well, I’m running out of gas. Might be time to

Go Now

novaculus on July 8, 2012 at 2:21 AM

G’night, Dark Star.

Night Owl, so sorry to hear about your mom’s illness…

novaculus on July 8, 2012 at 2:23 AM

Sorry about your Mom, good for your 12 yr. old…

Gohawgs on July 8, 2012 at 2:19 AM

Thanks. My daughter is a saint compared to me! I’m very lucky to have her.

Night Owl on July 8, 2012 at 2:26 AM

It’s just amazing how fast time flies.

Night Owl on July 8, 2012 at 2:20 AM

Indeed. It’s hard for me to watch my parents being overtaken by age related problems/illnesses. Or, to see that my nearly 12 year old isn’t so tiny and helpless anymore. Bittersweet.

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 2:27 AM

Night Owl, so sorry to hear about your mom’s illness…

novaculus on July 8, 2012 at 2:23 AM

Thank You. Hey, were you the one who recommended that book by Gary Taubes?

Night Owl on July 8, 2012 at 2:28 AM

Thank You. Hey, were you the one who recommended that book by Gary Taubes?

Night Owl on July 8, 2012 at 2:28 AM

Coulda been me.

novaculus on July 8, 2012 at 2:30 AM

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 2:14 AM

Not a big fan but the song was good!..)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 2:30 AM

Well, I’m running out of gas. Might be time to

Go Now

novaculus on July 8, 2012 at 2:21 AM

Excellent Moody Blues!

Night, nova.

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 2:30 AM

Coulda been me.

novaculus on July 8, 2012 at 2:30 AM

LOL- Well, if it was, thanks. I just finished it and it was deadly dull but very informative!

Night Owl on July 8, 2012 at 2:33 AM

Night Owl on July 8, 2012 at 2:33 AM

Which one? Good Calories, Bad Calories? That one is a real slog.

novaculus on July 8, 2012 at 2:34 AM

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 2:30 AM

That was some old Moody Blues, the original lineup.

G’night to you. Sleep well, everyone.

novaculus on July 8, 2012 at 2:37 AM

An oldie. Love this lady!

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 2:39 AM

Obama is not running even or slightly ahead of Obama. Most polls oversample Democrats. Even Rasmusssen’s poll the day before yesterday, which had Romney up by 2, oversampled Democrats. This was obvious because the same sample had Mitt winning Independents by 6.

There are three other factors to consider. One is that the undecideds will break at least 2-1 for Romney. So a poll which has Mitt and and Obama tied at 45 is more likely Mitt 51.5 and Obama 48.5. A second factor is that the public won’t really know much about Mitt until the GOP convention. The third factor is just how numerous are the ddrintn/gryphon2/renalin component – those who want Mitt to lose so they can be proven right in their political judgement.

I think this component isn’t as numerous as their appearance at this site would leave one to believe.

Basilsbest on July 8, 2012 at 2:40 AM

novaculus on July 8, 2012 at 2:21 AM

Excellent Moody Blues!

Night, nova.

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 2:30 AM

I am with you!..The Moody Blues rock!..:)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 2:43 AM

More Tina!

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 2:45 AM

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 2:39 AM

+ 100..I agree!..Remember the second hand emotion??..:):)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 2:48 AM

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 2:43 AM

Nice! I owned pretty much everything they released up through the 80s.

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 2:49 AM

Am on it too (the ipad thingy :), so I commiserate :)…personally I think B York is wrong, he can’t be serious that Romney apologizing for romneycare would do him any good this far in the game…it is ridiculous, who exactly, what segment of voters would such an apology sway into his camp….besides, politicians are not in the business of apologizing very few (if any at all) do, if get it right they get elected/re-elected, if not, tough luck, but no need for excuses or apologies…think Reagan, he said that the amnesty thing was a big mistake, but did he ever apologiized for it, I don’t think so..and anyways, when he said it was a misake, his political career was not on the line anymore..besides the amnesty impacted negatively way more people than the Ma healthcare law did or will, there’ s no comparison really..the effects of Reagan amnesty are felt to this day…York is awfully wrong on this, if anyone has to apologize for anything, it’s the destructive individual in the WH and pretty sure he is not contemplating an apology any time soon…he actually said that people ‘appreciate how barc he tried”… The nerve of this man….
jimver on July 7, 2012 at 10:01 PM

York is a prissy near-moron. The GOP is badly in need of more intelligent pundits. No rational person who hates Romneycare is going to vote for Obamacare. Mitt apologizing for Romneycare won’t get him one vote. It will be the flip-flopping kiss of death.

Basilsbest on July 8, 2012 at 2:51 AM

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 2:48 AM

Yes! So many to choose from.

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 2:59 AM

Nice! I owned pretty much everything they released up through the 80s.

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 2:49 AM

I am with you!..I did too!..:)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Basilsbest on July 8, 2012 at 2:51 AM

I agree. The time for Mittens to back away from RomneyCare was some years ago. RomneyCare doesn’t matter, now. What Mitt needs to do is get a pair and attack the living sh!t out of ObamaCare and Obama, stressing that the whole ida is insane, Barky is an un-American retarded loon, and that the fate of America truly rests in the balance. (Mitt doesn’t have to use my terms – except for the last, most important part – but he has to get across that he understands what the hell is going on). It would be nice if Mitt would put away and all utterances about “replace” and just stick to repeal.

Mittens has to not defend anything about RomneyCare – just say it’s a state issue and anyone with a brain knows that state government and the federal government are very different animals with very different powers and responsibilities – but take the fight to Washington.

I know that Mittens hasn’t been able to learn this in a few years … but I’m holding out hope that he’ll pick up on it in the next several months. He definitely needs to clean his team out. They suck donkey shlong. Badly. He needs some serious people who will take the fight to these un-American criminals running the Executive branch. Mittens should keep a list of Barky’s impeachable acts (there are literally tens of them, serious, amazing violations of the COnstitution) and bring them up constantly (not for impeachment , though that would be nice, but to stress the utter lawlessness and un-American nature of these turds).

Lastly, Mitt has to stay in America. WTFF does he think he’s doing going off to meet foreign heads of state as a candidate? That is insane. Barky should have been tossed out of the 2008 race and arrested for that (especially the Berlin campaign stop, which was, in addition to being totally illegal, the most repulsive political act any American or any Indonesian running in an American election has ever done … by far). Mittens needs to stay in the USA and run his campaign to restore America after all the incredibly deadly damage done to this nation.

I give this all odds of 20:1 happening. It’s better than nothing, I guess. Other than that, I’d vote for a wet turd over the Ineligible Indonesian Imbecile. Literally.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 8, 2012 at 3:03 AM

York is a prissy near-moron. The GOP is badly in need of more intelligent pundits.

Basilsbest on July 8, 2012 at 2:51 AM

Agreed. Even the pundits I used to admire have become squishy and piss me off on a regular basis.

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 3:03 AM

DIRE: Did/do you like this one???

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 2:14 AM

I like it – their whole first record is really good! I like their second LP, too, but it’s not quite as good.

Oh, Dire loses some cool points for his reply. :)

From their first.

Modern Love Is Automatic

From the second.

Wishing

Bizarro No. 1 on July 8, 2012 at 3:10 AM

Oh, Dire loses some cool points for his reply. :)

Bizarro No. 1 on July 8, 2012 at 3:10 AM

ROFLMAO! That may be a first here on HA.

That’s OK though. Dire has plenty of cool points to spare. :)

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 3:14 AM

One last Tina. Another oldie. It starts out slow…and easy. :)

P.S. I’ve always been jealous of that woman’s legs. Legs for daaays.

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 3:16 AM

Bizarro No. 1 on July 8, 2012 at 3:10 AM

Wait a minute!..you should stand..:):)

PS..Explain this one!..:)

PSS..Great to see you friend!!..:)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 3:21 AM

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 3:14 AM

..:):):)

PS..Thank you!..:)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 3:22 AM

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 3:00 AM

The trick of it is this..Do you have a cassette player to play it or have yo switched to a CD?..:)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 3:24 AM

Bizarro No. 1 on July 8, 2012 at 3:10 AM

I definitely like Modern Love the best between those two.

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 3:25 AM

B-Side of “Turning Japanese” – it qualifies as one of rock’s best non-LP B-sides ever imo. It’s about about a guy facing the electric chair for raping/killing a woman (please don’t link any of the song’s contents/its title to thoughts about John Roberts, ok? :))

Here Comes the Judge (live)

An excellent, prettier/mellower one from their first record, which is uniformly great.

Letter From Hiro

Bizarro No. 1 on July 8, 2012 at 3:27 AM

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 3:21 AM

Oh, dang, Dire. That song will be stuck in my head for two days. lol

(Love REM)

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 3:28 AM

The trick of it is this..Do you have a cassette player to play it or have you switched to a CD?..:)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 3:24 AM

Fixed!..:)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 3:30 AM

KOOLAID2 on July 8, 2012 at 2:11 AM

The trolls are licking their wounds after you pounded them senseless.

SparkPlug on July 8, 2012 at 3:31 AM

(Love REM)

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 3:28 AM

I’m with you!..:)

PS..One of my favs!!..:)

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 3:32 AM

You need an 8-track to really play the doobie brothers. Make sure the player doesn’t eat your cassette tape otherwise they will sound like chipmunks for 10 seconds before destruction.

SparkPlug on July 8, 2012 at 3:34 AM

Dire Straits on July 8, 2012 at 3:30 AM

Long story but I lost most of my vinyl & cassettes years ago.

All of my Moody Blues tunes are on my iPod now. lol

4Grace on July 8, 2012 at 3:36 AM

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