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.

***

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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Not that I know of. I really enjoyed the Olympic events I attended at Morehouse.

Bmore on July 9, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Gosh you know i had to genuinely LOL at that. you’ve crossed the line into absurdity with this non-insult repetitive thing you’ve got going on about More house. Its genuinely funny now. I honestly want to see how many times you can try (and mostly fail) to work Morehouse into your comments.

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:05 AM

AZfederalist on July 9, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Very good point!..I think we have reached the tipping point!..:)

Dire Straits on July 9, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Why the land is in such dire shape – the kids are being taught little. Young kid on TV today “what is a founding father?”

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2012 at 12:06 AM

libfreeordie, I was being sincere.

Bmore on July 9, 2012 at 12:08 AM

libfreeordie, I was being sincere.

Bmore on July 9, 2012 at 12:08 AM

They held Atlanta games events on Morehouse’ campus? That seems so unlikely, which ones?

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Good evening, KOOLAID2 . . . . . . : )

listens2glenn on July 8, 2012 at 10:29 PM

…hey bud! ….what’s up Beck…just catching up….have to read all the linky’s too…so I’m pages behind while you guys are *chit*…*chatting*…away

KOOLAID2 on July 8, 2012 at 11:32 PM

.
You’re doing a better job of it than I; I’ve been in and out all night, and just can’t keep up!

And with that, I’m goin’ beddy-byes. Try not to fight too much . . . . . . (yeah, right).

listens2glenn on July 9, 2012 at 12:09 AM

…and I’ll take a dump for you…in his memory!

KOOLAID2 on July 8, 2012 at 11:52 PM

How quint. The truth is that Romney was so unpopular at the end of his first term he didn’t even bother to run for a second term. Conversely, Gary Johnson was so popular he won his second term by a landslide. Evidence of the truth of his convictions and the power of his record. Romney’s record is such a joke that he has to hope that hundreds of millions spent on propaganda can somehow conceal the truth.

The truth is that Obama and Romney are among the biggest tax hikers in American history. The truth is that both parties caused the crash and continue to perpetuate it with the profligate, spendthrift ways.

Gary Johnson doesn’t have to rely on expensive propaganda because he is not a BS artist like Obama and Romney, he is a genuine reformer with a proven track record and is, objectively and technically speaking, the most qualified candidate for President.

FloatingRock on July 9, 2012 at 12:10 AM

I’ll never forget that time he lead Shelley Winters through the bowel of a submerged cruise ship…good times, good times.

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:04 AM

And then we have Obama…

Own it..

Electrongod on July 9, 2012 at 12:10 AM

How quint.

Best typo ever.

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:11 AM

And then we have Obama…

Own it..

Electrongod on July 9, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Obama directed the Poseiden Adventure? Has ODS flipped around to become Obama Directed Movies Syndrome?

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:12 AM

All generations of the Kennedy clan have their fortunes in trusts in the Caymen Islands, to avoid taxes. The leftists just love to preach to others.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2012 at 12:05 AM

If I had made my fortune in bootlegging, I’d probably keep it in Switzerland. The Bank Secrecy Act of 1970 came along just a few years too late to find out about Joe or John. Teddy… no one ever found out nuthin’ ’bout Teddy!

de rigueur on July 9, 2012 at 12:12 AM

They held Atlanta games events on Morehouse’ campus? That seems so unlikely, which ones?

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:09 AM

The event I attended was Men’s field hockey. Sounded a bit strange to me at first. I actually enjoyed it, very fast paced, and quite physical.

Bmore on July 9, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Obama directed the Poseiden Adventure? Has ODS flipped around to become Obama Directed Movies Syndrome?

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:12 AM

No..Obama didn’t direct the move..idiot..

He is re-acting on the backs of the middle class…

Just look around…

Electrongod on July 9, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Why if I didn’t know any better, I’d accuse those “greedy corporate executives” of outsourcing. Wouldn’t you?

Flora Duh on July 8, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Great reporting there:)

bluefox on July 9, 2012 at 12:15 AM

move = movie..

For the record.

Electrongod on July 9, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Cool! There are pictures of me at age 3 at the LA Games watching Carl Lewis run and also, randomly, Men’s handball. Sadly I remember none of these things.

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Electrongod on July 9, 2012 at 12:15 AM

So just plain old ODS then? Got it.

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Does seem only right to give Ernie his due. Final scene of my favorite Borgnine role, Marty.

Burt Lancaster’s trailer intro to the movie is pretty cool, too.

de rigueur on July 9, 2012 at 12:17 AM

I was at a BBQ today and this guy was going on and on about x or y TV show and I asked him a basic question about the election and he was totally and utterly clueless. When did it become cool to be totally ignorant of politics?

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:02 AM

How were the BundyBurgers?

Del Dolemonte on July 9, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Uppereastside on July 8, 2012 at 9:21 PM

What a fool you are. I’m very rich, from my own labor, and I starve you, intentionally. I quit producing to starve the looters and the dummy moochers of today.

It is utterly schadenfreudig to see you act so idiotic. It will be my greatest joy to see the lights go out on you. I live for it.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Anyway speaking of a properly crafted stimulus, why dont you read up on FDR…
Uppereastside on July 8, 2012 at 10:58 PM


The economy under FDR only jump-started with WWII. Nothing else he tried ever worked. Worst economic recovery in history… until Obama.

de rigueur on July 8, 2012 at 11:03 PM

WW2 ended the great depression in America. Google it (i just did) -almost everyone (right and left) agree.

Here is FDR’s pre war economy .
wikipedia .

In most countries of the world, recovery from the Great Depression began in 1933.[9] In the U.S., recovery began in early 1933,[9] but the U.S. did not return to 1929 GNP for over a decade and still had an unemployment rate of about 15% in 1940, albeit down from the high of 25% in 1933.

BoxHead1 on July 9, 2012 at 12:18 AM

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

b1jetmech on July 8, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Hear!.Hear!..:)

Dire Straits on July 9, 2012 at 12:01 AM

…I didn’t realize how old he was…never dawned on me…he has been on recently produced Hallmark movies I’ve seen on their channel in the last year…he was still good!

KOOLAID2 on July 9, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Best typo ever.

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:11 AM

No offense to quintuplets intended.

FloatingRock on July 9, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Uppereastside on July 8, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Fool, the ObamaTax means Obama’care’. It’s a regressive tax on the middle and lower classes. You and Obama hate both categories, you looting pretenders.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2012 at 12:19 AM

I was at a BBQ today and this guy was going on and on about x or y TV show and I asked him a basic question about the election and he was totally and utterly clueless. When did it become cool to be totally ignorant of politics?

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Maybe it was when people realized it doesn’t matter which party you vote for, things always change for the worse.

FloatingRock on July 9, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Anyway speaking of a properly crafted stimulus, why dont you read up on FDR. You know, that same FDR that managed to reduce UE from 14% to 2% in 4 years through government spending.

Uppereastside on July 8, 2012 at 10:58 PM

These were both discussed in conservative blogs when they came out:

From August, 2004:

Two UCLA economists say they have figured out why the Great Depression dragged on for almost 15 years, and they blame a suspect previously thought to be beyond reproach: President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

After scrutinizing Roosevelt’s record for four years, Harold L. Cole and Lee E. Ohanian conclude in a new study that New Deal policies signed into law 71 years ago thwarted economic recovery for seven long years.

In 2009 they wrote a WSJ editorial:

How Government Prolonged the Depression

The goal of the New Deal was to get Americans back to work. But the New Deal didn’t restore employment. In fact, there was even less work on average during the New Deal than before FDR took office. Total hours worked per adult, including government employees, were 18% below their 1929 level between 1930-32, but were 23% lower on average during the New Deal (1933-39). Private hours worked were even lower after FDR took office, averaging 27% below their 1929 level, compared to 18% lower between in 1930-32.

Even comparing hours worked at the end of 1930s to those at the beginning of FDR’s presidency doesn’t paint a picture of recovery. Total hours worked per adult in 1939 remained about 21% below their 1929 level, compared to a decline of 27% in 1933. And it wasn’t just work that remained scarce during the New Deal. Per capita consumption did not recover at all, remaining 25% below its trend level throughout the New Deal, and per-capita nonresidential investment averaged about 60% below trend. The Great Depression clearly continued long after FDR took office.

INC on July 9, 2012 at 12:20 AM

How were the BundyBurgers?

Del Dolemonte on July 9, 2012 at 12:17 AM

That’s some Married With Children Reference Right? Meh, never really got that show. We had a huge f**k all roasted pig and I brought mac n cheese.

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:20 AM

I admit it libfree, I think male ice skating is sort of ghey.

wolly4321 on July 9, 2012 at 12:20 AM

…But now they have a choice, and he’s the most qualified on the ballot in ’12, Gary Johnson for President of the United States.

FloatingRock on July 9, 2012 at 12:20 AM

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

b1jetmech on July 8, 2012 at 8:15 PM

I’ll never forget that time he lead Shelley Winters through the bowel of a submerged cruise ship…good times, good times.

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:04 AM

You’re so cute when you’re angry.

Del Dolemonte on July 9, 2012 at 12:20 AM

So just plain old ODS then? Got it.

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:16 AM

You got nothin’ but a tax..

How are you defining ODS?

I define it as a loss…

Electrongod on July 9, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Floating Rock is a highly intelligent young person, dismayed with both parties. S/he is trying in vain becaus no one here will change their minds and vote for anyone else.

However, FR should never be called anything other than a desperate young person, for 1001 reasons. The left and the right ‘representatitves’ s/b lynched for what they did to the land. But in the end it’s the people’s fault. They are the idiotic moochers, a la Europe.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2012 at 12:04 AM

I’ll grant you the dismayed with both parties and also how they have both screwed us.

However, I won’t grant intelligence kudos to anyone who does not see the clear and present danger to our freedoms that will result from a second Obama term. I further question the intelligence of someone who is pushing people to vote for a person that stands zero chance of winning, but will only siphon off conservative votes from the one person who stands a chance of beating Obama.

I’m down with a third party and the GOP needs to be smacked upside the head multiple times. I say that as someone with more than a passing knowledge of inside the GOP activities here in Arizona — yeah, they are the stupid party. But they aren’t a bunch of America-hating communists ready to trade the freedoms of the Constitution for a European style socialism headed to communism statist utopia while gutting the ability of our country to defend itself.

Yeah, push third party, push the Johnsons and Pauls at the local level, build a base, then go for the higher level offices. Don’t go after the highest office in the land with a person with zero chance of winning and a non-zero chance of making sure Obama does.

That’s not intelligent.

AZfederalist on July 9, 2012 at 12:21 AM

What a fool you are. I’m very rich, from my own labor, and I starve you, intentionally. I quit producing to starve the looters and the dummy moochers of today.

It is utterly schadenfreudig to see you act so idiotic. It will be my greatest joy to see the lights go out on you. I live for it.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Continued proof that money doesn’t buy happiness.

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:21 AM

…and I’ll take a dump for you…in his memory!

KOOLAID2 on July 8, 2012 at 11:52 PM

How quint.

…it is what it is!

KOOLAID2 on July 9, 2012 at 12:21 AM

de rigueur on July 9, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Unfortunately Switzerland is no longer the heaven to keep your money in. They give the codes to Obama.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2012 at 12:22 AM

As a matter of fact, at the risk of sounding immodest, I was fortunate enough to attend over twenty events, including two days of track and field. I don’t care what anyone else’s opinion is on this. The javelin throw is very cool, as is pole vaulting.

Bmore on July 9, 2012 at 12:22 AM

That’s some Married With Children Reference Right? Meh, never really got that show. We had a huge f**k all roasted pig and I brought mac n cheese.

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Married with Children was a show about how an over reaching government was out of hand..and other stuff

No wonder you never got it.,….Slave..

Electrongod on July 9, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Continued proof that money doesn’t buy happiness.

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:21 AM

Continued proof that you are un undiscerning idiot who can’t be helped. You love your shackles. Good luck. I will never be enslaved, in any which way you imagine.

It’s very hard to be free but soooo worth it.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2012 at 12:24 AM

You’re so cute when you’re angry.

Del Dolemonte on July 9, 2012 at 12:20 AM

How did you get anger from that?

How are you defining ODS?

The paranoid, not to mention ahistorical, belief that the problems the middle class are experiencing (I mean the genuine middle class, not individuals making 200,000 a year) can all be summed up by the past three years of Obama’s presidency for a start.

Electrongod on July 9, 2012 at 12:20 AM

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Yeah, push third party, push the Johnsons and Pauls at the local level, build a base, then go for the higher level offices. Don’t go after the highest office in the land with a person with zero chance of winning and a non-zero chance of making sure Obama does.

That’s not intelligent.

AZfederalist on July 9, 2012 at 12:21 AM

Thread winner!!..Priceless!!..:)

Dire Straits on July 9, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Married with Children was a show about how an over reaching government was out of hand..and other stuff

No wonder you never got it.,….Slave..

Electrongod on July 9, 2012 at 12:23 AM

……No words…..

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:25 AM

libfreeordie, some day you will learn that the difference between an old man and an elderly gentleman is money (or gold, or platinum, or whatever you fancy).

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2012 at 12:25 AM

A waste of ink!

Voter from WA State on July 9, 2012 at 12:21 AM

Then why bother responding?

FloatingRock on July 9, 2012 at 12:26 AM

A waste of ink!

Voter from WA State on July 9, 2012 at 12:21 AM

More likely I’m over the target. I’m not the only Gary Johnson supporter here anymore.

FloatingRock on July 9, 2012 at 12:26 AM

How were the BundyBurgers?

We had a huge f**k all roasted pig and I brought mac n cheese.

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Over Your Head.

Nice to know that you’re eating food that a religion you Leftists adore forbids, and also a fat-filled food that Michelle O’bama would outlaw if she had the chance.

Del Dolemonte on July 9, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Obama directed the Poseiden Adventure?

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:12 AM

No, Barry did not direct The Poseiden Adventure. But you do recall that scene when Ernst Borgnine found Barry in the bowel of the ship, moving around?

bayview on July 9, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Mac & cheese? You should have had to fill out forms. Those with higher incomes should have been made to bring something better.

wolly4321 on July 9, 2012 at 12:28 AM

……No words…..

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Math not your interest I take it.

Bmore on July 9, 2012 at 12:29 AM

The paranoid, not to mention ahistorical, belief that the problems the middle class are experiencing (I mean the genuine middle class, not individuals making 200,000 a year) can all be summed up by the past three years of Obama’s presidency for a start.

Electrongod on July 9, 2012 at 12:20 AM

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:24 AM

I don’t make 200,000 a year you f@ck…
But in 2014 I will be making less.. my family will have less.
care to tell me why that is..?

*if this post appears again in it full entirety….it got past moderation..

Electrongod on July 9, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Del….seriously that was horrible and way below standard for you. Raggin on a lefty for eating pork because Muslims don’t eat pork? Its just really, really poor work. I’ll chalk it up to the hour and hope that you can get it together for the future. You’re better than that.

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:29 AM

To allow the Bush Tax Cuts to expire would be irresponsible.

ITguy on July 8, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Thanks for that info.

bluefox on July 9, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Today’s Profundity:

Prehensile affectations rectify the ambiguous sensorial dilemma perpetrated by luminous orbs impinging on the fovea.

SparkPlug on July 9, 2012 at 12:30 AM

……No words…..

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:25 AM

And I wouldn’t expect less from ya..

Electrongod on July 9, 2012 at 12:31 AM

I don’t make 200,000 a year you f@ck…

How is that relevant…are you high/drunk?

But in 2014 I will be making less.. my family will have less. care to tell me why that is..?

I am assuming that it is Obama’s fault since conservatives are about personal responsibility and independence except when it comes to blaming Obama for everything bad that happens in their lives.

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:31 AM

I was at a BBQ today and this guy was going on and on about x or y TV show and I asked him a basic question about the election and he was totally and utterly clueless. When did it become cool to be totally ignorant of politics?

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:02 AM

In 2008?

bayview on July 9, 2012 at 12:32 AM

libfreeordie, Are you drunk?

Bmore on July 9, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Del….seriously that was horrible and way below standard for you. Raggin on a lefty for eating pork because Muslims don’t eat pork? Its just really, really poor work. I’ll chalk it up to the hour and hope that you can get it together for the future. You’re better than that.

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Admission of defeat duly noted. After all, when you’ve lost the battle and you’re a Leftist, you can’t blame yourself for losing, it’s always your opponent’s fault.

Look, Sparky, your weak “late hour” defense won’t work here, as I’m a non-drinker.

Del Dolemonte on July 9, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Here is the bane of the middle class, the pain caused by Obama and his leftist looters, the thugs of all times.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Del Dolemonte on July 9, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Defense? Honey it just wasn’t funny at all. You had to go through multiple leaps and jumps to land the joke. You really can do better and I expect more from you.

libfreeordie, Are you drunk?

Bmore on July 9, 2012 at 12:32 AM

No….are you?

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Shadenfreude at 12:24..

Yes. Absolutely. Well said, sir.

wolly4321 on July 9, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Look everyone libfreeordie is stoned. Cool.

Bmore on July 9, 2012 at 12:34 AM

How is that relevant…are you high/drunk?

But in 2014 I will be making less.. my family will have less. care to tell me why that is..?

I am assuming that it is Obama’s fault since conservatives are about personal responsibility and independence except when it comes to blaming Obama for everything bad that happens in their lives.

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:31 AM

You are a f@#ck..

I work two jobs to pay for your f@cking flucks..

I used to pay for what I need..
Now I pay for what you want..
F off..

Electrongod on July 9, 2012 at 12:34 AM

as I’m a non-drinker.

Del Dolemonte on July 9, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Heh, now s/he’ll accuse you of being a muzzie, and me as not respecting the muzzies, not that my nom cares.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2012 at 12:34 AM

WW2 ended the great depression in America. Google it (i just did) -almost everyone (right and left) agree.

BoxHead1 on July 9, 2012 at 12:18 AM

INC on July 9, 2012 at 12:20 AM

INC on July 9, 2012 at 12:21 AM

I’m afraid you’re going to unrest UES. Good links. I stopped linking for UES when I realized he/she doesn’t read them anyway. Shales’ The Forgotten Man really is the go-to revisionist history on the FDR era.

de rigueur on July 9, 2012 at 12:35 AM

BTW, Del, come by more often for the QotD.

I like that you take no hostages either.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2012 at 12:35 AM

No….are you?

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:34 AM

No.

Bmore on July 9, 2012 at 12:35 AM

WSJ CHIEF ECONOMIST: 75% OF OBAMACARE COSTS WILL FALL ON BACKS OF THOSE MAKING LESS THAN $120K A YEAR

HatTip Schad.

SparkPlug on July 9, 2012 at 12:35 AM

AZfederalist on July 9, 2012 at 12:21 AM

I disagree but thanks for your thoughtful response. I think that America is in dire straights and now is the time, perhaps the last chance, for America to come together to solve our problems before freedom and liberty is lost forever, and just like more debt is not the solution to too much debt; more tyranny, or a different form, is not a solution to too much tyranny.

FloatingRock on July 9, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Electrongod on July 9, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Classic moment in “Married with Children”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyLmSAnoR6g

bayview on July 9, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Sorry libfreeordie , that last reply to you, one word.

Bmore on July 9, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Look, Sparky, your weak “late hour” defense won’t work here, as I’m a non-drinker.

Del Dolemonte on July 9, 2012 at 12:32 AM

I just want everyone to know that Del Dolemonte is not talking about me.

SparkPlug on July 9, 2012 at 12:37 AM

More likely I’m over the target. I’m not the only Gary Johnson supporter here anymore.

FloatingRock on July 9, 2012 at 12:26 AM

I hope you will be happy if your side convinces sufficient people to vote for Johnson to the point that Obama wins re-election. Yeah, you will have really shown us! That will make a real point as Obama negotiates away any missile defense because of his “greater freedom to act” after the election, the guarantee that the [still] unconstitutional ObamaCare ObamaTax gets fully implemented because it won’t be repealed, and myriad EPA and other unconstitutional regulations get forced on the country reducing employment and energy production. But by golly, your side will have really shown us how it doesn’t matter which side wins and how Gary Johnson really made an impact on the election!

Let me give you a little local history from my congressional district. In 2010, a conservative Republican, Jesse Kelly was in a tight election with Gabby Giffords (yeah, that Gabby Giffords, the locally “conservative blue dog Democrat” who then voted for ObamaCare and for every other leftwing bill put forth by Nancy Pelosi). One week before the election, a flyer came out to all Republicans in the district for some person who was running third party and listed all of his positions, conservative right down the line. He touted himself in that flyer as the “true conservative”. Well, he managed to siphon off enough votes that Kelly lost and Giffords won. Now we have her replacement, the democrat Ron Barber who is more leftwing than she is. Had he not pulled away votes from Kelly, Kelly would have won the race.

Oh, the irony of that flyer? When you read the fine print, it was sent out by the Democrat National Committee. Yeah, they sent out campaign advertising for the “true conservative” in the race. Ask yourself why they might have done that. My guess is that if Obama gets desperate enough, his campaign committee will start sending Gary Johnson flyers out.

AZfederalist on July 9, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Let’s talk libfree to death…

Del Dolemonte on July 9, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Looks like Obama dropped his “Forward” slogan in favor of “Beating On America”.

VorDaj on July 9, 2012 at 12:37 AM

I think UES is a Johnson supporter.

Bmore on July 8, 2012 at 11:49 PM

The only Johnson I give a damn about is my own.

TXUS on July 9, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Look, Sparky, your weak “late hour” defense won’t work here, as I’m a non-drinker.

Del Dolemonte on July 9, 2012 at 12:32 AM

I just want everyone to know that Del Dolemonte is not talking about me.

SparkPlug on July 9, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Correct!

Del Dolemonte on July 9, 2012 at 12:38 AM

For Floating Rock: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0GFRcFm-aY

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:39 AM

I disagree but thanks for your thoughtful response. I think that America is in dire straights and now is the time, perhaps the last chance, for America to come together to solve our problems before freedom and liberty is lost forever, and just like more debt is not the solution to too much debt; more tyranny, or a different form, is not a solution to too much tyranny.

FloatingRock on July 9, 2012 at 12:36 AM

If Obama wins reelection this election will have been the last chance.

VorDaj on July 9, 2012 at 12:40 AM

That costume is tragic….pants crease…

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:40 AM

AZfederalist

Excellent comment AZ.

Bmore on July 9, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Leftover mac&cheese from the ows cupboards….yummy.

wolly4321 on July 9, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Continued proof that money doesn’t buy happiness.

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:21 AM

Also, lfod, self-earned money buys pride, joy and freedom and independence. You can be as happy as you wish. If you’re not free all is for naught.

Looters are the scum of the Earth and moochers are just dummies in their voting plantations, either which way you excuse them. I detest the looters like no others in the world.

So sadly, for you, your nom is so absurd. You don’t deserve to be free with your philosophy.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Bmore on July 9, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Good evening!..:)

PS..Remember!..It s all about this!..:)

Dire Straits on July 9, 2012 at 12:42 AM

If Obama wins reelection this election will have been the last chance.

VorDaj on July 9, 2012 at 12:40 AM

It might also be the last election.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Schadenfreude, Del is an excellent commenter. Funny too.

Bmore on July 9, 2012 at 12:44 AM

PS..Remember!..It s all about this!..:)

Dire Straits on July 9, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Good evening Dire, what was that?

Bmore on July 9, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Leftover mac&cheese from the ows cupboards….yummy.

wolly4321 on July 9, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Don’t hate, parmesan and gorgonzola dolcelatte cheese sauce, fried bacon + green onion + pasta and bread crumbs = amazing. Do not sleep on the cooking skills.

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Occupy Wall Streeters are stinky people. They go potty in their tents and roll around in it while they sleep.

Then they wake up and wonder who brought the skunk.

SparkPlug on July 9, 2012 at 12:45 AM

For lfod, a reminder from a true musical genius of what 0bamessiah’s going to be doing in the WH in the not-too-distant future…

Packin’ Up

Bizarro No. 1 on July 9, 2012 at 12:46 AM

AZfederalist on July 9, 2012 at 12:37 AM

If the current executive becomes adequately desperate, there’s very little he wouldn’t do. Even military engagement isn’t out of the question.

Floating Rock isn’t the difference between winning and losing. The people subject to the influence of campaign advertising are.

wolfsDad on July 9, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Also, lfod, self-earned money buys pride, joy and freedom and independence.

Is this some groundbreaking idea? Who knew that my parents were inventing the wheel when they made me earn an allowance through chores before my first job. Conservatives really think they are the only ones who care about a self-earned buck. Meanwhile you all act like those who inherited their wealth have as much to be proud about as the guy who comes from nothing.

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Although I probably not in your position, looking at the state of the country, I come to the same conclusion and decided to go Galt. I will work to throw Barry out in November, but with my decision,even if he wins, he and the Dems will not longer be able to use me to further their schemes.

bayview on July 9, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Occupy Wall Streeters didn’t have the foresight to bring an extra pair of clean underwear to their “camp ground” and then whined about the rich people wearing all the clean underwear.

They created an environmental hazard and harmed the Earth.

SparkPlug on July 9, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Bmore on July 9, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Sorry..Maybe this will work..:)

Dire Straits on July 9, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Floating Rock isn’t the difference between winning and losing. The people subject to the influence of campaign advertising are.

wolfsDad on July 9, 2012 at 12:47 AM

He himself may not be, but if enough people follow the third party siren song, it may be enough to be the difference.

Remember Ross Perot? Twice?

AZfederalist on July 9, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Bizarro No. 1 on July 9, 2012 at 12:46 AM

If you enjoy the great Marion Williams, no doubt you’ll be joining the Clark Sisters after Obama wins re-election? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4uKG-l6Lk0

libfreeordie on July 9, 2012 at 12:51 AM

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