Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on July 8, 2012 by Allahpundit

President Obama’s bus tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania late last week offered a striking look at the evolution of a president. In 2008, Obama used soaring rhetoric and personal biography to talk about binding together a red-blue nation. His message today is about the urgent need to defeat a stubborn opposition party in order to move the country forward…

That is a change from the way he talked as a candidate in 2008. His message then was not so much about either-or choices. That was not the message he delivered when he first appeared on the national stage at the 2004 Democratic convention, nor was it the message he offered the night he scored his breakthrough victory in the 2008 Iowa caucuses that launched him toward the White House. He did not talk about elections as tiebreakers between two sides but of a country hungering for a new model for its politics…

Many Democrats say it’s about time that the president got tough, that he spent too much time trying to negotiate with Republicans who weren’t interested in negotiating with him.

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It’s nothing like the first campaign, the former Illinois state legislator and U.S. senator said — when he and his wife circulated fliers printed at Kinko’s.

It sure isn’t…

Off the 68,443 ads that Obama has run on TV (local broadcast, national network & national cable) in the 30-day period ended July 2, 52,016 had an “anti-Romney message” — 76 percent of the total, according to New York-based Kantar Media’s CMAG, which monitors campaign advertising.

Obama’s negative ads have overtaken his positive ads. Since April 10, when Republican Rick Santorum’s exit essentially made Romney his party’s presumptive nominee, Obama has run 112,202 ads, of which 58,151 were anti-Romney and 54,051 positive.

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Of the 17 TV advertisements Obama has aired here [in Iowa], eight have pummeled Romney’s resume as a governor of Massachusetts and founder of a large private equity firm. Increasingly, the ads have pressed the outsourcing hot button, although independent fact checkers have dressed down that attack as using false or thinly supported claims.

Republicans call it a smear campaign, arguing Romney was not responsible for what companies did after he left Bain Capital. Indeed, they point to Obama as an outsourcer, citing him as responsible for jobs sent overseas by companies who received federal stimulus money.

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Top Democrats repeatedly slammed Mitt Romney on Sunday for his foreign wheelings and dealings, as President Obama’s campaign continues to make the case that the presumptive GOP nominee doesn’t understand the concerns of the middle class…

“He is the first and only candidate for President of the United States with a Swiss bank account, with tax shelters, with tax avoidance schemes that involve so many foreign countries,” Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

“When it comes down to his Swiss bank account, there is just no way to explain it,” Durbin added. “You either get a Swiss bank account to conceal what you are doing or you believe the Swiss franc is stronger than the American dollar.”

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Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley (Md.) hammered Mitt Romney on Sunday over a report detailing his use of offshore accounts, saying the presumptive GOP nominee had “bet against America.”

“He bet against America when he put his money in Swiss bank accounts and tax havens and shelters and also set up a secret company, the shell company in Bermuda, which, by the way, in order to avoid disclosure, he put in his wife’s name right before he became governor of Massachusetts,” O’Malley charged.

His comments come after a Vanity Fair report released last week said Romney’s financial advisers formed a corporation in Bermuda and the GOP candidate maintained holdings in Switzerland and the Cayman Islands.

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“Being rich is not a problem,” said Bob Shrum, a Democratic consultant who helped Senator Edward M. Kennedy defeat Mr. Romney in their 1994 Senate race in Massachusetts. “Being rich and out of touch is a problem.”

Mr. Romney’s campaign has pushed back hard against some of the wealth-themed attacks, which have included assertions that at Bain he enriched himself by promoting the outsourcing of American jobs. Increasingly the Romney campaign is turning Mr. Obama’s attacks back on him by suggesting that the president is in denial about his record and is out of touch with the economic strains felt by most Americans.

“They just can’t come to grips with the reality of what’s happening out there and the president’s responsibility for it,” said [Stuart] Stevens, [a Romney] campaign strategist.

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Obama campaign senior adviser Robert Gibbs said Sunday that Americans simply don’t know enough about Mitt Romney’s finances to determine if he’s doing anything illegal.

“We don’t know. Nobody knows,” the former White House press secretary said on CNN’s “State of the Union” when asked if the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was skirting tax law.

“The one thing he can do, Candy, to clear up whether or not he’s done anything illegally, whether he’s shielding his income from taxes in Bermuda or Switzerland, is to do what ever other presidential candidate is done and that’s to release a series of years of their own tax returns,” Gibbs told host Candy Crowley.

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This president has already shown that he’s not who he said he was. He claimed he was going to bring everyone together, he was going to be this uniter. He’s been the most divisive, nasty, negative campaigner this country’s ever seen without running any positive ads.

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Many Democrats say it’s about time that the president got tough, that he spent too much time trying to negotiate with Republicans who weren’t interested in negotiating with him.

As children would say, it must be Opposite Day.

itsnotaboutme on July 8, 2012 at 8:05 PM

The Romney campaign is actually worse than McCain.

tetriskid on July 8, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Start packing 0bama…

OmahaConservative on July 8, 2012 at 8:06 PM

He is the first and only candidate for President of the United States with a Swiss bank account

Obama is the first President to add 10 Swiss GDPs to the US deficit

faraway on July 8, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Many Democrats say it’s about time that the president got tough, that he spent too much time trying to negotiate with Republicans who weren’t interested in negotiating with him

When exactly did that happen? I must have slept through it.

50sGuy on July 8, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Sure, Romney should agree to release his returns…as soon as obaka releases the Fast & Furious documents and his “secret” college records…

ladyingray on July 8, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Do what ever other candidate running for president has done and release your college transcripts and every other paper that the public has a “right to know” about including the macaroni art project you did in kindergarten if asked. If he doesn’t have anything to hide, then why is he hiding it??

Your turn BO.

JAM on July 8, 2012 at 8:09 PM

the romney campaign smells like mccain.

renalin on July 8, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Obama is laughable: He pals around with Swiss Bank CEOs and Swiss Bank Lobbyists, yet Romney is suppose to be un-American for having a legally obtained Swiss Bank account! http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/1263011#.T_nhwME1N1c.twitter

Mutnodjmet on July 8, 2012 at 8:13 PM

“With all the money Romney has in Swiss bank accounts, it wouldn’t surprise me if he spoke Swiss.” – Obama

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Left Coast Right Mind on July 8, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Why doesn’t Obowma just run on his record…?

Seven Percent Solution on July 8, 2012 at 8:14 PM

“YEAH, we need all of Mitt’s coins in the USA so we can share it with the rest of the homies”…

Sincerely,
Libby Libtard

hillsoftx on July 8, 2012 at 8:14 PM

When exactly did that happen? I must have slept through it.

50sGuy on July 8, 2012 at 8:07 PM

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Remember… at the end of negotiations he yelled “I won!” and told his team to ram through the ACA complete with all the ‘read it and weep after it passes’ taxes… uhh penalties… uhhh madates… and stuff.
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That time.

RalphyBoy on July 8, 2012 at 8:15 PM

“He [Romney] is the first and only candidate for President of the United States with a Swiss bank account…” Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

Durbin has no way of knowing that before the U.S. Bank Secrecy Act of 1970. In fact, he probably knows enough to know that he’s lying. Sure, no Kennedy ever kept a penny of that vast family bootlegging fortune a Swiss bank account. And LBJ? Hid all his in a sock under his mattress.

de rigueur on July 8, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Earnest Borgnine passes away today at age 95…RIP, We’ll miss you Ernie!

b1jetmech on July 8, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Obama is laughable: He pals around with Swiss Bank CEOs and Swiss Bank Lobbyists, yet Romney is suppose to be un-American for having a legally obtained Swiss Bank account! http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/1263011#.T_nhwME1N1c.twitter

Mutnodjmet on July 8, 2012 at 8:13 PM

And yet where is Romney’s team? They are cowering just like McCain’s team was.

Romney is on the defensive. Why?

They are going through the motions. Obama’s team is in it to win.

tetriskid on July 8, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Want some Swiss cheese to go with that whine?

faraway on July 8, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Mutnodjmet on July 8, 2012 at 8:13 PM

and thats why we lose in november.

obama takes a luxurious vacation in the vineyard….no problema he use to stay in a hojos when he was a kid.

sadly obamas more likeable than romney.

renalin on July 8, 2012 at 8:16 PM

What Romney Should Say about releasing information:

“You’re the Most Transparent Administration Ever. You first.”

de rigueur on July 8, 2012 at 8:17 PM

posted at 8:01 pm on July 8, 2012 by Allahpundit

awww ma, I don’t wanna go to bed. It’s still light outside!

Flora Duh on July 8, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Mitt Romney opened his first bank account when he was 12!!! Americans need to know why Mitt opened a bank account at that age. Mitt should also explain whether the funds he deposited came from legal sources.

El_Terrible on July 8, 2012 at 8:17 PM

The problem with Dear Leader…we now know he is a Marxist thug and will do or say anything to get re elected. Yet, he does nothing for the economy and the unemployed.

d1carter on July 8, 2012 at 8:18 PM

“When it comes down to his Swiss bank account, there is just no way to explain it,” Durbin added. “You either get a Swiss bank account to conceal what you are doing or you believe the Swiss franc is stronger than the American dollar.
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canopfor on July 8, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Obama has a record to run on now.

No more mystery man. Everybody knows what he is.

portlandon on July 8, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Many Democrats say it’s about time that the president got tough, that he spent too much time trying to negotiate with Republicans who weren’t interested in negotiating with him.

Really? Really WAPO? You actually printed that in a supposedly reputable newspaper that is theoretically all about reporting facts?

Really? :-|

AZfederalist on July 8, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Wow. A rich guy has a Swiss bank account?

Color me unimpressed.

RedNewEnglander on July 8, 2012 at 8:21 PM

There is a definitive point at which any given individual not only stops listening to television and radio ads from any given candidate, but actually begins to perceive those ads as nagging or badgering. Obama has already exceeded that point with many in his target area or demographic and will exceed that limit with many more very soon. Ad saturation is only useful so long as people don’t view the ads as an intrusion or interruption.I think Obama reaches that point much more swiftly than Romney for the simple fact that he’s been talking.. and talking.. and talking… since 2007. He’s also been in the news continually every day since that time and has accomplished very little. It doesn’t help him, or his captive audience, that he’s had virtually nothing new to say and has, on occasion, even resorted to simply recycling previous speeches. There is, of course, no excuse for recycling old material as he has what is ostensibly a competent speech writing team at his disposal. Obama cannot resort to the lofty and soaring rhetoric he employed in 2008 and after because he has failed to keep those many promises and his vision for the nation has proven flawed.

Romney, on the other hand, is fresh to the audience, and, as the debates and the election draw nearer, people are growing increasingly eager to hear what his plans are for the nation, what his vision entails, and how he plans to implement those plans to achieve that vision. Rather than tuning Romney out, people are actually listening more closely and in growing numbers.

thatsafactjack on July 8, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Obama’s negative ads have overtaken his positive ads.

Negativity is his only hope. His record sux.

predator on July 8, 2012 at 8:22 PM

sadly obamas more likeable than romney.

renalin on July 8, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Only if you’re an ignorant sheeple…

ladyingray on July 8, 2012 at 8:23 PM

The Romney campaign is actually worse than McCain.

tetriskid on July 8, 2012 at 8:05 PM

This is the comment of a moby, or a dumass with no sense of history.

Why do I not recognize tetriskid’s name from any other thread?

budfox on July 8, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Kinda OT and not entirely sure what to make of it: I see more Obama ads on Red Sox broadcasts than Romney ads; it’s about 2 to 1.

RedNewEnglander on July 8, 2012 at 8:24 PM

The Romney campaign is actually worse than McCain.

tetriskid on July 8, 2012 at 8:05 PM

the romney campaign smells like mccain.

renalin on July 8, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Peas in a pod.

The interesting thing is that the Democrats are lying, dissembling, smearing, and evading all you guys can do is trash the Republican.

That says a lot about you.

Terrye on July 8, 2012 at 8:27 PM

This is the comment of a moby, or a dumass with no sense of history.

Why do I not recognize tetriskid’s name from any other thread?

budfox on July 8, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Clean the crap out of your eyes then.

tetriskid has been a long time commenter here.

His comment:

The Romney campaign is actually worse than McCain.

tetriskid on July 8, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Is almost spot on. Romney hasn’t picked his VP yet. I’ll hold judgement until then to label him “worse than McCain”.

portlandon on July 8, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Allah, would it be to much to ask to get HA to convert these vids before you post them? Ed said to just go to the source, Jazz said he didn’t!t know if you could or how.

Bmore on July 8, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Earnest Borgnine passes away today at age 95…RIP, We’ll miss you Ernie!

b1jetmech on July 8, 2012 at 8:15 PM

My mom and my aunt were huge fans of McHale’s Navy.

RIP, Ernie.

PatriotGal2257 on July 8, 2012 at 8:28 PM

gibbsy and dippity do with distraction #92 from this campaign…

ANYTHING to deflect from talking about real issues….

our negative campaigner in chief

cmsinaz on July 8, 2012 at 8:29 PM

It’s really sad that the “talking points” from the left are just out and out class warfare even beyond what they normally spew.

I don’t give a rats behind about Romney’s foreign bank accounts.

What I do know is the man made the money on his own. I do know that he gave over 12 million of that money to charity in the US last year.

I think I may need a politics break – this stuff is starting to get on my last nerve.

gophergirl on July 8, 2012 at 8:30 PM

didn’t!t= didn’t

Bmore on July 8, 2012 at 8:31 PM

When it comes down to his Swiss bank account, there is just no way to explain it,” Durbin added. “You either get a Swiss bank account to conceal what you are doing or you believe the Swiss franc is stronger than the American dollar.

I know that Turdbin is referring to Romney but who among us doesn’t think that Bury has a numbered Swiss account of his own?

Rio Linda Refugee on July 8, 2012 at 8:31 PM

This president has already shown that he’s not who he said he was. He claimed he was going to bring everyone together, he was going to be this uniter. He’s been the most divisive, nasty, negative campaigner this country’s ever seen without running any positive ads.

Smith, the 51-year-old small business owner from Clive, explained her disappointment this way: She was drawn to Obama’s message that “we’re not red states, we’re not blue states, we’re the United States.” But now the nation seems even more divided, she said.

The federal debt deeply concerns Smith, who re-registered as a Republican in 2010.

[snip]

The day last month when the U.S. Supreme Court made its ruling to uphold the controversial federal health care law, Smith made her first contribution to Romney: $100. Source

Increasingly the Romney campaign is turning Mr. Obama’s attacks back on him by suggesting that the president is in denial about his record and is out of touch with the economic strains felt by most Americans.

“They just can’t come to grips with the reality of what’s happening out there and the president’s responsibility for it,” said [Stuart] Stevens, [a Romney] campaign strategist.

La Suer was too young to vote in November 2008 or she would have cast a ballot for Obama, she said. But after studying health care and economics at the University of Iowa, she came to her own conclusions about the federal budget and economic policy.

“The big thing is I want to have a job when I graduate,” said La Suer, now 20. “Obama has promised that, and I don’t think we’ve seen the results that he’s promised.”

This summer, La Suer co-founded Students for Mitt Romney. Source

Flora Duh on July 8, 2012 at 8:32 PM

The Romney campaign is actually worse than McCain.
tetriskid on July 8, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Mitt still has a ways to go to top Steve Schmidt, Mark Wallace, ditzy Nicolle Wallace and the rest of the crew, but it could happen. Mitt has Eric Fehrnstrom, who is a walking disaster, and typical deadweight GOP strategists like Kevin Madden and Mike Murphy.

McCain’s staff was treacherous; Mitt’s is incompetent.

bw222 on July 8, 2012 at 8:32 PM

sadly obamas more likeable than romney.
renalin on July 8, 2012 at 8:16 PM

The rest of your friends are probably pretty weird too.

Cleombrotus on July 8, 2012 at 8:33 PM

And yet where is Romney’s team? They are cowering just like McCain’s team was.

Romney is on the defensive. Why?

They are going through the motions. Obama’s team is in it to win.

tetriskid on July 8, 2012 at 8:16 PM

You do not even know what you are talking about.

Terrye on July 8, 2012 at 8:33 PM

The DemonRats Chitty /Chatty on Mittens swiss accounts!

https://twitter.com/TheDemocrats/

canopfor on July 8, 2012 at 8:33 PM

That says a lot about you.

Terrye on July 8, 2012 at 8:27 PM

I’m just going to hold my nose and vote for Romney. Thats about it…

OmahaConservative on July 8, 2012 at 8:33 PM

gophergirl on July 8, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Come on gg, enjoy 0′s epic meltdown with the rest of us, fresh popcorn. ; )

Bmore on July 8, 2012 at 8:33 PM

sadly obamas more likeable than romney.

renalin on July 8, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Seriously? You must be a member of the 99%ers, but I know in reality you’re just a Pauline.

Rio Linda Refugee on July 8, 2012 at 8:34 PM

canopfor on July 8, 2012 at 8:19 PM

axlerod and jarret with the daily email blasts it appears

cmsinaz on July 8, 2012 at 8:34 PM

sadly obamas more likeable than romney.
renalin on July 8, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Some day you’ll have to explain that concept to me. Funny though!

Bmore on July 8, 2012 at 8:35 PM

I think I may need a politics break – this stuff is starting to get on my last nerve.

gophergirl on July 8, 2012 at 8:30 PM

I hear ya’ darlin’
Notice how many HA breaks I take? Preserves my sanity…

OmahaConservative on July 8, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Mitt still has a ways to go to top Steve Schmidt, Mark Wallace, ditzy Nicolle Wallace and the rest of the crew, but it could happen. Mitt has Eric Fehrnstrom, who is a walking disaster, and typical deadweight GOP strategists like Kevin Madden and Mike Murphy.

McCain’s staff was treacherous; Mitt’s is incompetent.

bw222 on July 8, 2012 at 8:32 PM

It’s still early..:)

idesign on July 8, 2012 at 8:35 PM

I think I may need a politics break – this stuff is starting to get on my last nerve.

gophergirl on July 8, 2012 at 8:30 PM

i hear ya….

cmsinaz on July 8, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Kinda OT and not entirely sure what to make of it: I see more Obama ads on Red Sox broadcasts than Romney ads; it’s about 2 to 1.

RedNewEnglander on July 8, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Not as bad as the 3 to 1 ratio against Romney that it’s been for the last 30 days.

The president’s re-election campaign accounted for more than half of the presidential campaign ads that aired on broadcast network television during the 30-day period ended July 2, – 68,443 ads, among 131,119 overall, according to New York-based Kantar Media’s CMAG, which monitors advertising.

Obama’s ads ran three times as frequently as Republican Mitt Romney’s (23,815) — though the effective gap was narrowed by super-PAC spending: with the work of Romney-allied committees, Restore Our Future (7,939 ads) and Americans for Prosperity (5,968 ads).

More than half of the 222,857 spots from mid-April to July 02 ran in just 15 media markets. Swing-state markets.

Romney had better come out swinging in July.

de rigueur on July 8, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Negativity is his only hope. His record sux.

predator on July 8, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Interestingly, that is how Mitt won the nomination. In Michigan you couldn’t turn on the radio or television the (last five days before the primary) without hearing/seeing an ad attacking Santorum.

bw222 on July 8, 2012 at 8:38 PM

i hear ya….

cmsinaz on July 8, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Sometimes a break is good for ya’ darlin’

OmahaConservative on July 8, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Indeed, they point to Obama as an outsourcer, citing him as responsible for jobs sent overseas by companies who received federal stimulus money.

Buhahahahahahaha

Uppereastside on July 8, 2012 at 8:38 PM

We need to make sure this guy doesn’t ever get near the White House either.

If I were O’Malley, I’d pay much less attention to Romney and start paying attention to what is going on in my own state. But being a typical Democrat, that’s an impossibility.

PatriotGal2257 on July 8, 2012 at 8:38 PM

My mom and my aunt were huge fans of McHale’s Navy.

RIP, Ernie.

PatriotGal2257 on July 8, 2012 at 8:28 PM

PatriotGal2257:I too,loved McHale’s Navy.

canopfor on July 8, 2012 at 8:38 PM

I think I may need a politics break – this stuff is starting to get on my last nerve.

gophergirl on July 8, 2012 at 8:30 PM

I know what you mean. I’ve tried it. But you can’t escape politics. It will find you wherever you are.

Mark1971 on July 8, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Come on gg, enjoy 0′s epic meltdown with the rest of us, fresh popcorn. ; )

Bmore on July 8, 2012 at 8:33 PM

It’s all the whining and complaining that is driving me nuts.

Romney wasn’t my first choice either but it’s either him or full on implemenation of ObamaTaxAct.

Faced with that choice – there is no choice IMO.

Sorry – just cranky tonight.

gophergirl on July 8, 2012 at 8:39 PM

This is an outrageous article. The Hill is putting on it’s kneepads for Obama. Lies, ALL LIES.

wolly4321 on July 8, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Heh wolly, just one comment from that piece….

nobody believes this tripe

cmsinaz on July 8, 2012 at 8:39 PM

the romney campaign smells like mccain.

renalin on July 8, 2012 at 8:10 PM

You reek of mobyism or extreme pessimism. Neither wanted here.

thebrokenrattle on July 8, 2012 at 8:40 PM

OmahaConservative on July 8, 2012 at 8:38 PM

indeed OC…indeed…

hows Norm doing?

cmsinaz on July 8, 2012 at 8:40 PM

You either get a Swiss bank account to conceal what you are doing or you believe the Swiss franc is stronger than the American dollar.

I know the Swiss Franc is stronger than the dollar. Dick Durbin is a fool for denying it.

JohnGalt23 on July 8, 2012 at 8:41 PM

I hear ya’ darlin’
Notice how many HA breaks I take? Preserves my sanity…

OmahaConservative on July 8, 2012 at 8:35 PM

I have a much need vacation scheduled here in August. I need to get away from reality/politics for a bit.

I always pretend I’m a liberal on vacation – clueless to the world around me ;)

gophergirl on July 8, 2012 at 8:41 PM

I’m just going to hold my nose and vote for Romney. Thats about it…

OmahaConservative on July 8, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Yeah well, if some other candidate had won the primary that is exactly what people would expect Romney supporters to do too…Rather than joining forces with the Democrats to undermine the candidate and help Obama win.

Terrye on July 8, 2012 at 8:41 PM

“When it comes down to his Swiss bank account, there is just no way to explain it,” Durbin added. “You either get a Swiss bank account to conceal what you are doing or you believe the Swiss franc is stronger than the American dollar.”

All of Barack’s promises have more holes than Swiss cheese.

SouthernGent on July 8, 2012 at 8:42 PM

This reeks of the Kerry campaign. Right down to the moment Fehrnstrom or that sycophant Kevin Madden says…. “Let me be the first one to call you….”

AmeriCuda on July 8, 2012 at 8:42 PM

It’s all the whining and complaining that is driving me nuts.

Romney wasn’t my first choice either but it’s either him or full on implemenation of ObamaTaxAct.

Faced with that choice – there is no choice IMO.

Sorry – just cranky tonight.

gophergirl on July 8, 2012 at 8:39 PM

I hear ya darlin’. It’s starting to get to me also, but I just can’t stay away for more than a couple of days.

If I had your snail mail address I’d send you a package of Twix with the hope that would help you feel better.

Flora Duh on July 8, 2012 at 8:43 PM

McCain’s staff was treacherous; Mitt’s is incompetent.

bw222 on July 8, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Obama’s, on the other hand… the Won has a guy who looks like a Fuller brush salesman demonstrating his product as a nose clip, a guy who looks and lies like Joe Isuzu, a deer in the headlights, and the most garrulous old gaffer ever to disgrace the vice presidency. Axelrod, LaBolt, Carney, and Biden. Now that’s a winning campaign staff!

de rigueur on July 8, 2012 at 8:43 PM

In response to questions about continued high unemployment, the President proclaimed, “I’m Rick James, b1@tch!”

NPR reported it was a “gutsy move.”

Kenosha Kid on July 8, 2012 at 8:43 PM

I know what you mean. I’ve tried it. But you can’t escape politics. It will find you wherever you are.

Mark1971 on July 8, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Sometimes it is a burden being informed. I look at some of my coworkers/family and think they are so much less stressed not worrying about the fate of the country.

Of course then I realiz they are liberals, shiver and go back to my regularly scheduled conservatism.

gophergirl on July 8, 2012 at 8:44 PM

sneak preview for season 3 walking dead in 15 minutes…mr cmsinaz is very excited

cmsinaz on July 8, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Obama should get tough?! Oh, that’s rich! He’s a skinny little sissy with the emotional coping skills of a two year old. What he’s doing isn’t getting tough; it’s throwing a tantrum.

natasha333 on July 8, 2012 at 8:44 PM

canopfor on July 8, 2012 at 8:38 PM

That was a great show. Reminds me of the simpler times of my childhood and recalling how my mom and aunt used to laugh themselves silly watching Ernest Borgnine and Tim Conway. I used to think Gavin MacLeod was cute for some reason. LOL

PatriotGal2257 on July 8, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Another thing about Romney….

He doesn’t speak from the heart, on any issue!

and if you say he does, I sure don’t feel it.

idesign on July 8, 2012 at 8:44 PM

sadly obamas more likeable than romney.

renalin on July 8, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Wow. You finally got something right

I think you really oughta run with this.

Key West Reader on July 8, 2012 at 8:45 PM

“When it comes down to his Swiss bank account, there is just no way to explain it,” Durbin added. “You either get a Swiss bank account to conceal what you are doing or you believe the Swiss franc is stronger than the American dollar.”

How the teahadist allowed their establishment to shove a Gorden Geko wanna be down their throats still amazes me.

Rick “whiny ricky” Santorum from the south side of Winchester VA would have had a better chance of capturing the WH. Shame

Uppereastside on July 8, 2012 at 8:45 PM

gophergirl on July 8, 2012 at 8:41 PM

sept for me

cmsinaz on July 8, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Flora Duh on July 8, 2012 at 8:43 PM

:)

gophergirl on July 8, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Buhahahahahahaha

Uppereastside on July 8, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Back atcha..

Wipe the drool from your lip…
Oh..
And get that rod out of your mouth..
Didn’t your mama teach you about this things?

Electrongod on July 8, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Plural were plural is needed in my last post.

Electrongod on July 8, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Obama should get tough?! Oh, that’s rich! He’s a skinny little sissy with the emotional coping skills of a two year old. What he’s doing isn’t getting tough; it’s throwing a tantrum.

natasha333 on July 8, 2012 at 8:44 PM

I just picyured him laying on the floor kicking and screaming until he falls asleep and then curling up into the fetal position sucking on his thumb.

Rio Linda Refugee on July 8, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Starve It!

Flora Duh on July 8, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Mr. Romney’s campaign has pushed back hard against some of the wealth-themed attacks, which have included assertions that at Bain he enriched himself by promoting the outsourcing of American jobs.

Dont fight it Sketch!! Dont fight it.

Uppereastside on July 8, 2012 at 8:48 PM

gophergirl on July 8, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Ignorance is bliss but it’s still ignorance.

Meanwhile, ” With much wisdom is much vexation and he who increases in knowledge increases in sorrow”
Ecclesiastes 1:18

Cleombrotus on July 8, 2012 at 8:48 PM

canopfor on July 8, 2012 at 8:19 PM

axlerod and jarret with the daily email blasts it appears

cmsinaz on July 8, 2012 at 8:34 PM

cmsinaz:Yup,and I sent this to tips,and doing a googly,there
is a hoard,of Mittens Swiss Bank account crap,coming
out!:)
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Jul 8, 7:23 PM EDT
Democrats want Romney to explain offshore accounts
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_PRESIDENTIAL_CAMPAIGN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-07-08-17-27-15

canopfor on July 8, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Unless the MSM had downplayed Team Romney’s actual response, whining that the Barry/Axelrod’s attack ad of Romney’s foreign accounts as “unfair” is pathetic and weak beyond belief. Romney will be saddled with the smear about McCain’s 7 houses in 2008 ifan effective counter does not come soon, and it has to be strong, and credible.

For many of the low information, deep thinking sheeple, giving them an image of the jet-ski is not helpful. Romney had a terrible few weeks since Barry’s Hispanic pander, and having dumb ass like Boehner mouthing off is adding to the overall picture of disarray.

bayview on July 8, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Is Durbin one of those Dem pols who became wealthier via his “connections” in government? Isn’t he treading in dangerous waters with his innuendoes?

onlineanalyst on July 8, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Meanwhile little Bammie can get away with a presidential executive order sealing all his records. It’s good to be the King.

slickwillie2001 on July 8, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Obama’s negative ads have overtaken his positive ads.

Negativity is his only hope. His record sux.

predator on July 8, 2012 at 8:22 PM

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There is a reason the SCOAMF’s campaign has gone SO negative SO early:

Japan May Core Machinery Orders Down 14.8% in May; Exceeds Expected Down 2.6%

July, August and September are forming up to be an economic nightmare for the Democrats.

If they had any sense, whatsoever, they would start denouncing Obama NOW

Oh, wait … some of them already have

You can spend a lot of campaign money defending yourself against the lies …

… or …

… you can spend a lot of money driving home the ECONOMIC DISASTER of the incumbent.

Strangely enough, people are going to be focusing on the economy this campaign season.

PolAgnostic on July 8, 2012 at 8:50 PM

hows Norm doing?

cmsinaz on July 8, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Back in rehab but still in need of prayers. Thanks for asking…

OmahaConservative on July 8, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Another thing about Romney….

He doesn’t speak from the heart, on any issue!

and if you say he does, I sure don’t feel it.

idesign on July 8, 2012 at 8:44 PM

I think Romney speaks from the heart as much as any politician…but he is not the kind of man who emotes. He just does not.

Terrye on July 8, 2012 at 8:50 PM

gophergirl :

I think some of the reason for our irritation is the result of the long primary. Those of us now in the Romney camp have already had a long and fierce battle getting here. I think, though, that this will ultimately work in our favor. Look at the bright side. The Democrats have had no debates, nothing to sharpen their skills or perception, and they are wallowing in a sea of disillusionment and antipathy. Many of them have paid scant if any attention to this point and are woefully uninformed. All the Obama camp has to offer is negativity and that in itself is demoralizing for his base. This will only get worse when Obama fails to rise to the pinnacle they’ve placed him on in the debates. On the other hand, we can’t wait to get to election day and that’s part of the cause of our irritation with the process. We’ve paid attention to the issues and vetted the candidate. We’re just chaffing at the bit.

thatsafactjack on July 8, 2012 at 8:51 PM

canopfor on July 8, 2012 at 8:48 PM

cripe…i guess the bain attacks were not working so lets think of something else to focus on

cmsinaz on July 8, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Interestingly, that is how Mitt won the nomination. In Michigan you couldn’t turn on the radio or television the (last five days before the primary) without hearing/seeing an ad attacking Santorum.

bw222 on July 8, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Wouldn’t even begin to argue that. Mitt was far from my first choice. He is now all I have left. But it still speaks volumes about Teh Won’s lack of confidence in running on his accomplishments.

predator on July 8, 2012 at 8:52 PM

my wife’s Dr sent her a letter this week saying that she was going into Concierge service….won’t take any insurance/medicare.

docs aren’t nearly as stupid as barry thinks. so i guess barry is fine if we pay a couple of thousand to get concierge service, then get ‘insurance’ at a price high enough to cover us plus the free riders.

yes, all you leftist trolls, free riders…the ones that rider along not paying squat until they get sick…then they pay a few months of guarantee issue ‘insurance’

sweet deal

r keller on July 8, 2012 at 8:52 PM

I always pretend I’m a liberal on vacation – clueless to the world around me ;)

gophergirl on July 8, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Since I have quite a few liberal acquaintances, not necessarily my choice, occupational hazard more than anything. I like to subtly talk them in to tailspins on their own positions. It’s a near artwork when done successfully. Good times.

Bmore on July 8, 2012 at 8:52 PM

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