LaBolt: Of course it’s “absolutely fair” to posit that Romney could be a felon

posted at 3:21 pm on July 13, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Allahpundit thoroughly covered the lead-up to and subsequent total obliteration of the Obama campaign’s fun new swipe at Mitt Romney yesterday; in a nutshell, “either Romney misrepresented himself to the SEC (translation: Felony!), or he misrepresented himself to the America people.” Well, that’s us cornered! Not. But why should that stop Team Obama from defending their ridiculous line of attack? I wonder if Obama campaign press secretary Ben LaBolt has ever been acquainted with the phrase, “To lead with one’s chin”:

“I think the question is fair, did he misrepresent himself to the SEC when he signed documents saying he was chairman of the board, president and CEO, sole owner, and sole shareholder during that period or did he misrepresent himself to the American people when he said he left Bain during that period?” LaBolt said. “I think that’s absolutely a fair question to raise and he can clear it up by releasing the normal amount of tax returns for a nominee of a major party.”

No, Mr. LaBolt — it’s actually really not fair. Not only are you presenting a completely false dichotomy of possibilities, but you don’t just run around pulling dumb “Well, we don’t yet have any evidence to the contrary, so this could be possible!” accusations out of thin air (made even dumber by the fact that we do have evidence the contrary, and amply so).

I’m pretty much in agreement with Charles Krauthammer on this one. Team Obama can probably win points by painting Mitt Romney as a lot of things: Boring, vanilla, out-of-touch, wealthy elitist, vulture capitalist without a heart, unpatriotic and greedy for having offshore bank accounts, blah blah blah. But less than law-abiding? The man comes off as cleaner than a whistle! Now Team Obama just looks silly.

So when they accuse him of deliberately lying to the SEC and committing a felony, they are then retroactively questioning all the series of charges up to then. That’s jumping the shark. That is a mistake.

I think there is not evidence on both sides on this; it’s all on one side. What happened is he left Bain capital suddenly. He was offered the job [with the Salt Lake Olympic Games] and nine days later accepted it. Bain is incredibly complex. Normally you have years to unwind a guy stepping down with all of the associated investment. He leaves in nine days. His own company, as you quoted, which included Obama contributors, said he had no involvement whatsoever — unequivocally ever — after that day. There is not a shred of evidence he was involved in anything after that date. He signed documents because officially, or at least technically, he had to unwind his position. That is all that you see in the SEC documents. No one showed otherwise. Factcheck.org, “The Washington Post,” not exactly a right wing rag, and a lot of other sources looked at this and said the charges are false.


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LaBolt: Of course it’s “absolutely fair” to posit that Romney could be a felon

And in that exact same spirit of fairness I posit that Barack Obama and Erick Holder could be felons for the willful and intentional murder of over 300 Mexican citizens and 2 American Law Enforcement Officer in their “Fast and Furious” conspiracy to subvert the 2nd Amendment to the United States constitution.

SWalker on July 13, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Repeating the lie until it’s perceived as truth.

The Rogue Tomato on July 13, 2012 at 3:25 PM

All that’s left of Obama.

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 3:25 PM

The left tends to use the word fair rather creatively.

jhffmn on July 13, 2012 at 3:25 PM

It’s risible that the azzhole even dares to say this.

Hope ‘n Change morphed into Fear and Desperation – 2012

Obama is this, all in one

PimpnMadam™

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Rendell disagrees. Credit for the link goes to Flora.

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 3:28 PM

It’s never been proven than obozo is not rapist or a murderer. Just saying.

Flange on July 13, 2012 at 3:28 PM

All the people helpded by Bain.

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Dr. Goebbels and Uncle Joe Stalin would both approve of this line of “defense”.

Del Dolemonte on July 13, 2012 at 3:28 PM

I’d posit that Obama is an economic ignoramus, puppy eating gay communist hellbent on making americans as impoverished as possible.

tom daschle concerned on July 13, 2012 at 3:28 PM

If they’re shouting “felony” now with 3 months still to go, then either they have NOTHING to bring up as a surprise in October, or they have Romney on video committing mass murder.

I’m guessing it’s the former.

The Rogue Tomato on July 13, 2012 at 3:29 PM

I don’t have any evidence that Ben Labolt’s hand didn’t get dangerously close to that child’s genitals…

MNHawk on July 13, 2012 at 3:29 PM

So the guy who has been exclusively associated with actual convicted jihadies and terrorists all his life is desperately looking for ways to label Romney as a felon ?
Why ?
Can’t Hussein just find a marxist judge to unseal Romney’s divorce records or something ???

burrata on July 13, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Obama Surrogate Ed Rendell: We Went “Too Far” With Felony Comment…

Isn’t it about time Rendell gets tossed under the bus?

JPeterman on July 13, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Liars, Liars, Liars.

“You lie” is the truest thing ever told about Obama.

Cutter to apologize in…never.

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Of course it’s “absolutely fair” to posit that Romney could be a felon

Yes, in the same way it’s fair to suggest Obama and the rest of the Choom gang could be felons for drug trafficking.

Rocks on July 13, 2012 at 3:30 PM

We know Obama used illegal drugs in college, but we don’t have any evidence that he didn’t also sell illegal drugs in college, nor do we have any evidence that he didn’t kill some of the customers who failed to make timely payment to him for the illegal drugs he was selling them. So it’s entirely possible that Obama was both a drug dealer and a murderer, and those are felonies too.

So clearly, Obama is a dangerous felon.

AZCoyote on July 13, 2012 at 3:30 PM

It’s kind of sad really. They screwed up and didn’t do their research, and now they’re stuck either trying to push this meme or else retract the attack and end up looking silly.

Doomberg on July 13, 2012 at 3:31 PM

“Romney doesn’t have a skeleton, he doesn’t even have a closet” — Krauthammer

The left is for hammocks.

The right is for safety nets.

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 3:31 PM

I’d posit that Obama is an economic ignoramus, puppy eating gay communist hellbent on making americans as impoverished as possible.

tom daschle concerned on July 13, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Well, that’s the charitable way to put it, but yeah.

The Rogue Tomato on July 13, 2012 at 3:31 PM

The Facts … the Truth … have nothing to do with this tactic. The Communists are simply providing hay for the cattle to munch, so that the cattle will go, “moo,” in the polling places.

This crap isn’t directed at us – it’s directed at his bovine voting base.

OhEssYouCowboys on July 13, 2012 at 3:31 PM

(made even dumber by the fact that we do have evidence the contrary, and amply so).

Waiting for the trolls to log …..in…..now
:O

burrata on July 13, 2012 at 3:32 PM

In fairness to the Obama idiots, they’re probably just confused by all of this since none of them have actually held a job in the private sector and have no idea what actually happens out there.

nextgen_repub on July 13, 2012 at 3:32 PM

And it is absolutely fair to call LaBolt a qualified jackass. LaBolt’s problem is he always wanted to be a sex maniac but could not pass the physical.

logicman_1998 on July 13, 2012 at 3:33 PM

If Romney were to be a “felon” then Obama would have to be a poor-subjugating, children-starving, people-hating criminal.

Alas, he is just a self-serving destructive narcissistic Fool in Chief…who needs to “communicate better”.

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Well, then it should be totally legit to posit that Mr. Obama may have committed the felony of forgery and fraud vis-à-vis his BC, draft registration and SS card. The only way we can prove he did not commit a felony, is for him to release all his records. By Democrat reasoning a few years ago in the House of Representatives, “The allegations are so serious they demand an investigation even though there is no evidence of wrongdoing.”

SpiderMike on July 13, 2012 at 3:34 PM

The Communists are simply providing hay for the cattle to munch, so that the cattle will go, “moo,” in the polling places.

I’m already waiting for my first liberal friend to ask me this weekend “Hey, did you hear Romney committed a felony?!?” I’m really hoping it’s in front of a lot of people and I’ve had a couple drinks cause I’ll make sure and educate people…

nextgen_repub on July 13, 2012 at 3:34 PM

I’d say it’s fair to say Obama is a drug addict.

JAM on July 13, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Male version of Wasserman-Schulz

John the Libertarian on July 13, 2012 at 3:34 PM

We know Obama used illegal drugs in college, but we don’t have any evidence that he didn’t also sell illegal drugs in college, nor do we have any evidence that he didn’t kill some of the customers who failed to make timely payment to him for the illegal drugs he was selling them. So it’s entirely possible that Obama was both a drug dealer and a murderer, and those are felonies too.

So clearly, Obama is a dangerous felon.

AZCoyote on July 13, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Where is the evidence that Dear Liar ever stopped using drugs? We know that at least parts of his book are lies, so I can’t trust anything in it.

rbj on July 13, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Rendell disagrees. Credit for the link goes to Flora.

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 3:28 PM

inthemiddle claims this is good for Obama is 5… 4… 3… 2…

MobileVideoEngineer on July 13, 2012 at 3:35 PM

It’s never been proven than obozo is not rapist or a murderer. Just saying.

Flange on July 13, 2012 at 3:28 PM

It’s never been proven that he is not a Kenyan born. Maybe it’s about time we ask him to.

Archivarix on July 13, 2012 at 3:35 PM

I’d posit that Obama is an economic ignoramus, puppy eating gay communist hellbent on making americans as impoverished as possible.

tom daschle concerned on July 13, 2012 at 3:28 PM

That was 80% of it. Here, I’ll wrap it up for ya, gratis:

…with Michelle Obama as his fat-azzed, what you should eat preaching lobster sucker as his beard.

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 3:36 PM

inthemiddle claims this is good for Obama is in 5… 4… 3… 2…

MobileVideoEngineer on July 13, 2012 at 3:35 PM

MobileVideoEngineer on July 13, 2012 at 3:36 PM

I’d posit that Obama’s life mate has made the Kessel Run in under twelve parsecs.

tom daschle concerned on July 13, 2012 at 3:37 PM

We trash you but you gave to prove we are lying

Huh?

DESPICABLE

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 3:37 PM

I think its fair to say we have treasonous,corrupt, felons with mental/mood disords running this country and administration. Some perverts to boot.

How much blood is on the Wons & Holders hands in Mexico and on the border?

Clue one…not Romney.
They are getting stupid and desperate.
I will enjoy watching them self destruct.

bazil9 on July 13, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Doomberg, the lsm is more than happy to help continue with this tripe

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Your emperor, you foolish subjects.

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2012 at 3:39 PM

BTW, it’s absolutely fair to posit that Mooch could be a man , and there are pictures to prove it ,
just as there are pictures to prove that Obama’s mama was a cheap $***

burrata on July 13, 2012 at 3:39 PM

“I think the question is fair, did he misrepresent himself to the SEC when he signed documents saying he was chairman of the board, president and CEO, sole owner, and sole shareholder during that period or did he misrepresent himself to the American people when he said he left Bain during that period?” LaBolt said. “I think that’s absolutely a fair question to raise and he can clear it up by releasing the normal amount of tax returns for a nominee of a major party.” LaBolt.

So even if you accept the premise Romney should or need to clarify ( which he, multiple sources did) the date he left Bain Capital, what does tax returns in 2009 or 2011 have to do with that question?

bayview on July 13, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Sure, you can level charges like that all day long, but by the same token I think what zerobama has done, the unconstitutional things that are just left to slide, are felonies as well.

Skip impeachment, lets go right to the prison cell for this turdbama.

Wolfmoon on July 13, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Fair enough. Then also fair enough for Romney to go to town telling of the open borders, “new morality,” CIA prosecuting, ground zero mosque advocating, govt takeover socialist RADICAL Obama is!!
Quit the puritan pretense of going after O for being a dirty campaigner. That’s low. If you can’t beat him (see polls), join him! Get dirty.

anotherJoe on July 13, 2012 at 3:42 PM

I’m already waiting for my first liberal friend to ask me this weekend “Hey, did you hear Romney committed a felony?!?” I’m really hoping it’s in front of a lot of people and I’ve had a couple drinks cause I’ll make sure and educate people…

nextgen_repub on July 13, 2012 at 3:34 PM

You might as well try to teach quantum mechanics to a Holstein. You can talk to them, until you’re blue in the face, and they’ll still give you that brown-eyed, trusting, cud-chewing look that cattle will give you, when they’re being loaded into a trailer that’s headed for the packing house.

Those who aren’t illiterate are ignorant. And those who are ignorant, are willingly ignorant and will utterly reject anything other than another mouthful of hay.

OhEssYouCowboys on July 13, 2012 at 3:42 PM

We know Obama used illegal drugs in college, but we don’t have any evidence that he didn’t also sell illegal drugs in college, nor do we have any evidence that he didn’t kill some of the customers who failed to make timely payment to him for the illegal drugs he was selling them. So it’s entirely possible that Obama was both a drug dealer and a murderer, and those are felonies too.

So clearly, Obama is a dangerous felon.

AZCoyote on July 13, 2012 at 3:30 PM

I think it would also be fair to posit that he has not stopped using drugs, since he won’t release his medical records. I think it’s also fair to posit that he was complicit in the murders of two Border Agents and 300 Mexicans since he won’t release the Fast and Furious documents. There is no end to the nefarious things that can be posited about this POS.

Night Owl on July 13, 2012 at 3:45 PM

JP cutter is doubling down on this

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Obama spokesdrone Ben LaBolt: “…did he misrepresent himself to the SEC?”

Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter: Romney was “misrepresenting his position” at Bain to the Securities and Exchange Commission, “which is a felony.”

OK, morons — Go ahead an file a formal complaint with the SEC if it’s that important to you. It’ll be fun to see how far that goes. Just don’t wait until October, please.

KS Rex on July 13, 2012 at 3:46 PM

And in that exact same spirit of fairness I posit that Barack Obama and Erick Holder could be felons for the willful and intentional murder of over 300 Mexican citizens and 2 American Law Enforcement Officer in their “Fast and Furious” conspiracy to subvert the 2nd Amendment to the United States constitution.

SWalker on July 13, 2012 at 3:24 PM

and this is what Mitt’s response should be all about–”Once the Pres. releases all of the docs. regarding F&F from which he had no constitutional authority to protect, I will move fwd. with full transparency on every aspect of my records”..

hillsoftx on July 13, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Uh hoh man….wait until Romney gets him in front of a national audience and he has nowhere to run.

NeoKong on July 13, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Lies, misrepresentations and lies…… its all they got………..;)

angrymike on July 13, 2012 at 3:47 PM

The Facts … the Truth … have nothing to do with this tactic. The Communists are simply providing hay for the cattle to munch, so that the cattle will go, “moo,” in the polling places.

This crap isn’t directed at us – it’s directed at his bovine voting base.

OhEssYouCowboys on July 13, 2012 at 3:31 PM

.
Massive mistake. Big. Huge!

The SCOAMF’s campaign can’t afford to have the “felon” vote swing to Romney.

That has to be at least 5% of his total.

Just sayin’

PolAgnostic on July 13, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Just when you think the Obama campaign has hit the bottom of the barrel, they simply order a new shovel from France. Guess thats what they mean by “shovel ready projects”.

Zaggs on July 13, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Is it “absolutely fair” to posit that Obama could be a felon for authorizing the Fast and Furious scam?

Chip on July 13, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Obama got the SEAL Team 6 killed by taliban

burrata on July 13, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Top Ten felons, fugitives, shady characters in Obama’s life.

Buy Danish on July 13, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Had Mitt Romney actually committed a felony, President Obama would have asserted executive privilege to help shield him from an indictment.

Obviously, Mitt Romeny is no felon.

MessesWithTexas on July 13, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Have you stopped beating your wife yet President Obama?

NotCoach on July 13, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Obama has admitted to eating dogs, but what else has he eaten? We just don’t know. It might be fair to posit that he has indulged in cannibalism. He hasn’t provided the records to show he hasn’t. We just don’t know.

Night Owl on July 13, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Have you stopped beating your wife yet President Obama?

NotCoach on July 13, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Has your wife stopped beating you yet President Obama?

sandee on July 13, 2012 at 3:52 PM

No positting required with obozo.

WryTrvllr on July 13, 2012 at 3:53 PM

And snorting cocaine makes Barry a what? Druggie?

vityas on July 13, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Since we have no proof Obama never killed five hookers while in college, we can this posit that he may have killed five hookers while at Occidental.

Or Obama may have killed some hookers at Columbia, I suppose, although we don’t have a lot of evidence he ever was there.

Do you see how that works, liberals?

MidniteRambler on July 13, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Obama got the SEAL Team 6 killed by taliban

burrata on July 13, 2012 at 3:49 PM

He will go to hell for that. But then he leaked the information about it to the people making his “movie”.

Night Owl on July 13, 2012 at 3:54 PM

This comes down to being one of two things: either complete amateur hour in the Obama campaign (which is very possible) or complete and utter desperation 4 months out from the election. Are they seeing some kind of big move toward Romney in their internal polling and they feel the need to pull out all the stops before the move becomes more than statistical noise and becomes permanent? Either way, the Obama campaign does not come out of this looking very good.

Frank Drebin on July 13, 2012 at 3:54 PM

It’s fun to think that Romney is so awesome he managed to turn around the Olympics in Utah and run Bain Capital in Massachusetts at the same time. That’s some kind of mad skillz, SuperMitt!

Buy Danish on July 13, 2012 at 3:55 PM

LaBolt is the face of Dear Leader’s out of control thuggery.

d1carter on July 13, 2012 at 3:55 PM

So Hussein, how did you kill your grandma, yaknow that typical white woman, when questions about your birth certificate hit the media ?

burrata on July 13, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Barry’s internal polling has got to show he is doing very, very bad.
His childish “he’s worse than me” campaign has got to be turning off lots of independents.

albill on July 13, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Then Obama is a Felon….Rezco…just not convicted.
Clinton is a rapist just not convicted.

lilium479 on July 13, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Krauthammer makes an interesting point that by jumping to this crazy lie the left has let the air out of all their other accussations against Mitt up to this point. The lefties can and will still try, but the power of those accusations is now gone.

txhsmom on July 13, 2012 at 3:58 PM

So, is it fair game for me to posit that Obama has a history of smoking crack while being fellated in the back of a limo by a homosexual prostitute?

I’m not saying. I’m just saying…

JohnGalt23 on July 13, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Hey LaBolt did you bother to read your bosses books? Using cocaine is a felony.

canditaylor68 on July 13, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Barry can’t run on his record, has no new ideas, can’t work with Congress, can only get his way by dictatorial “Executive order” decrees and blames everyone for his failures and problems…yeah, that’s the guy I want running my country….
;-)

albill on July 13, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Did Obama commit a felony by snorting cocaine and puffing weed during college and admitting it in his little book?

docflash on July 13, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Issa called F&F “felony” stupid

Stephanie Cutter – felony “stupid”

koaiko on July 13, 2012 at 3:59 PM

What you’re witnessing here is Chicago Democrat Machine-type of thug politics. This is why honest Republicans and/or conservatives can’t make a dent in Crook County. Thugs don’t debate honestly. They don’t even want to debate. Why would they, when thug tactics get the win? Poor and less fortunate hardest hit in the end. Example: Illinois…

visions on July 13, 2012 at 4:00 PM

It’s never been proven that he is not a Kenyan born. Maybe it’s about time we ask him to.

Archivarix on July 13, 2012 at 3:35 PM

That’s absolutely fair to posit that he’s a Kenyan Keynesian.

Flange on July 13, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Latool shouldn’t mind then if we posit that Obama is a communist.

darwin on July 13, 2012 at 4:03 PM

You might as well try to teach quantum mechanics to a Holstein. You can talk to them, until you’re blue in the face, and they’ll still give you that brown-eyed, trusting, cud-chewing look that cattle will give you, when they’re being loaded into a trailer that’s headed for the packing house.

Those who aren’t illiterate are ignorant. And those who are ignorant, are willingly ignorant and will utterly reject anything other than another mouthful of hay.

OhEssYouCowboys on July 13, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Great mental picture, and very appropriate. Thank you!

chelie on July 13, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Frank its both

But they will come up with some bogus crap come oct

cmsinaz on July 13, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Stephanie Cutter backing up

Yeah – right

koaiko on July 13, 2012 at 4:04 PM

LaBolt’s problem is he always wanted to be a sex maniac but could not pass the physical.

logicman_1998 on July 13, 2012 at 3:33 PM

LOL!!

chelie on July 13, 2012 at 4:05 PM

And in the same spirit of fairness I posit that Barack Obama cntinued his college drug usage and expanded it by becoming a major drug seller in Chicago and Rahm had to return home to get the midlevel sellers back in line.

In the absence of any proof to the difference one might consider that BO, Axlerod & Rahm are the new “family” in the Chicago area. Perhaps BO could provide proof that Jesse Jr isn’t in rehab due to bad product supplied by the evil triplets.

katiejane on July 13, 2012 at 4:08 PM

And it is absolutely fair to call LaBolt a qualified jackass.

logicman_1998 on July 13, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Now, now. LaBolt isn’t qualified for anything.

DrAllecon on July 13, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Internal polling not looking too good?

Obama Campaign Decides To Back Off Felony Charge Against Romney: “We’re Not The Ones Who Can Answer That”…

JPeterman on July 13, 2012 at 3:37 PM

.
They have had very bad news for months from the internal polling and voter turnout projections.

VERY. BAD. NEWS.

While many on here presume those who are not paying taxes think those people who do will always be able to pay more taxes …

… it is a gross over simplification. The science shows there is more of a “zero sum” mentality associated with those who are dependent on the government for their existence.

More people on food stamps, disability, etc DOES NOT equate to a proportional increase in voter support. It passes over into a negative return zone which is where America now finds itself.

Always remember – “Math is hard.” – Science is even harder and their are NO political geniuses in the SCOAMF administration.

The easy gut kick commercial in resposnse to this lie.

“The Obama administration can’t find enough evidence to indict Jon Corzine for stealing client funds last year while running MF Global. Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised, since President Obama is desperate for more campaign money and Jon Corzine is one of his biggest campaign fund raisers THIS year.

They are so desperate they are lying about Mitt Romney’s time at Bain Capital … according to active Obama supporters.

Tell the President it is time to STOP the LYING and have the SEC hold his friend Jon Corzine accountable.”

PolAgnostic on July 13, 2012 at 4:09 PM

ROMNEY, YOU JUST GOTTA PUT YOUR GOODY TWO SHOES ACT IN THE CLOSET AND START PUMMELING THIS GREAT PRETENDER BACK TO THE STONE AGE. LORD KNOWS HE REVEALED ENOUGH OF HIS INCOMPETENCE AND IGNORANCE IN HIS FIRST TERM FOR YOU TO BUILD A FATAL BLOW TO HIS RE-ELECTION BID.

THE JUGULAR, MITT. GO FOR THE JUGULAR. YOU KNOW, THAT VEIN THAT BRINGS BLOOD TO YOUR HEAD. TRY THE NO JOBS OR FLOUNDERING ECONOMY ANGLE, OR MAYBE HOW HE’S TRASHING ALL OUR LAWS WITH HIS EXECUTIVE ORDERS, NOT TO MENTION HIS HSS AND EPA GOONS. OK, SO I WON’T MENTION THEM.

HERE’S A CHEERLEADER DITTY FOR YOU TO REMEMBER:

RAH RAH HISS BOOM BAH
HIT HIM IN THE HEAD WITH A KO-BA-SA

HIT HIM HIGH
HIT HIM LOW
HIT HIM WHERE THE PEANUTS GROW

C’MON, MITT…PUT A HORSESHOE IN THOSE MITTS AND LET HIM HAVE IT.

timberline on July 13, 2012 at 4:18 PM

It is not just Krauthammer,even CNN and Wapo have lost patience with Obama on this.

From Right Turn at the Washington Post:

By the day’s end, multiple news outlets and fact checkers piled on, leaving the Obama team and its blogopsheric spinners sputtering.

What posses a campaign to plunge into the muck with not the scrawniest limb to cling to? Some might attribute it to cockiness (it got much more mileage out of the erroneous outsourcing claim than it had any right to expect). But Republicans whom I spoke to last night were nearly uniform in their assessment. A GOP official told me: “They are ready to jump on any opening because they need to.” A Romney campaign adviser concurred, e-mailing me: “They got nothing else. It’s not like they have a record the president can run on. When you can’t run on a record, it’s very easy to convince yourself that the number one issue for voters is what was on an SEC filing from 10 years ago.” Or to delude yourself that the complete lack of evidence for a serious accusation wouldn’t backfire.

The timing isn’t hard to decipher. Last Friday’s economic numbers were another blow to President Obama, and the failure to injure Romney with a raft of negative ads while Obama enjoyed a vast spending advantage no doubt has unhinged the Obama team. In such circumstances you can almost understand why the Obama campaign would push all its chips to the center of the table. The gambit, however, was exceptionally risky on multiple grounds.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but the president is making himself unlikable by playing into the stereotype of a lying, bullying Chicago pol. Romney can, with much justification, seize the high ground. (As Romney campaign manager Matt Rhodes, in a rare public comment, put it: “President Obama’s campaign hit a new low today when one of its senior advisers made a reckless and unsubstantiated charge to reporters about Mitt Romney that was so over the top that it calls into question the integrity of their entire campaign. President Obama ought to apologize for the out-of-control behavior of his staff, which demeans the office he holds. Campaigns are supposed to be hard fought, but statements like those made by Stephanie Cutter belittle the process and the candidate on whose behalf she works.”)

The Obama people are starting to look hysterical, panicky, desperate.

Terrye on July 13, 2012 at 4:20 PM

So the man who violates his oath of office daily by ignoring the Constitution, who has been found in actual contempt of court over the Gulf oil drilling ban, who admittedly choomed pot and had a hard drugs habit, and who had previous real estate dealings with someone who’s now a convicted felon is trying to trump up a felony charge against his opponent. Wow, we really have entered the Theatre of the Absurd.

stukinIL4now on July 13, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Benny, Benny, Benny…You should be careful with the untruths. Don’nt you know that LaLiars get LaStruck by LaBolts from LaBlue?

Benedict Nelson on July 13, 2012 at 4:25 PM

And in that exact same spirit of fairness I posit that Barack Obama and Erick Holder could be felons for the willful and intentional murder of over 300 Mexican citizens and 2 American Law Enforcement Officer in their “Fast and Furious” conspiracy to subvert the 2nd Amendment to the United States constitution.

SWalker on July 13, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Well, I would argue that the claim that Obama and Holder are felons based on their role as accesssories before/after the fact in the brutal murder of hundreds has at least some factual basis whereas Obama’s claim that Romney is a felon has none.

talkingpoints on July 13, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Hey LeDolt, tell us how much money Hussein has received from jihadies around the world ?

burrata on July 13, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Barry’s internal polling has got to show he is doing very, very bad.
His childish “he’s worse than me” campaign has got to be turning off lots of independents.

albill on July 13, 2012 at 3:57 PM


The math is dirt simple.
If you take the “45% of the electorate is always going to vote Democratic or Republican” number as a given – this is NOT true but don’t worry about it now.

And then you factor in projected turnout

Obama = 45% x 75% turn out = ~ 34%

Romney = 45% x 90% turn out = ~ 41%

Which leaves the SCOAMF seven points behind to start and needing 7 out of 10 remaining voters to vote for him to get to a TIE with Romney.

Anyone here dumb enough to suggest that is going to happen?

Anyone?

Bueller? UpperEastSide?

PolAgnostic on July 13, 2012 at 4:26 PM

You might as well try to teach quantum mechanics to a Holstein.

Haha, true, but maybe one of the other people nearby who hears it will go and actually get educated.

nextgen_repub on July 13, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Le Bolt has been engaging in some felonious BS

J_Crater on July 13, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Romney is scheduled to give interviews on the alphabets tonight. Should be good

pambi on July 13, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Le Bolt is Le Nutz

J_Crater on July 13, 2012 at 4:31 PM

shipmates.

This looks way too much like the dhimmicrats are “Greasing The Skids” for their Oct surprise….

SwabJockey on July 13, 2012 at 4:31 PM

So exactly why isn’t Barack Obama telling us about the great Obama Administration, under the outstanding leadership of Barack Obama, instead of dealing in this gark.

J_Crater on July 13, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Benny, Benny, Benny…You should be careful with the untruths LIES. Don’nt you know that LaLiars get LaStruck by LaBolts from LaBlue?

Benedict Nelson on July 13, 2012 at 4:25 PM

FIFY. Uou’re just too polite.

When it comes to dealing with Obama and his crew, ya gotta call a spade a spade.

timberline on July 13, 2012 at 4:41 PM

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