Friendly reminder from Obama: This is a choice election, not a referendum on my performance; Update: New Obama ad responds to “you didn’t build that” criticism

posted at 6:01 pm on July 24, 2012 by Allahpundit

He’s right, it is a choice election. First choice: Eight percent unemployment and catastrophic deficits. Second choice: Something different from that. Monty, I’ll stick with what’s behind door number two.

I learned two important things here. First, the cause of our current “mess” was apparently a “top-down approach” to wealth creation, not the widespread, hugely irresponsible practice of banks making subprime loans to homeowners who couldn’t afford their mortgages. See Guy Benson for more on that. Second, as Guy also notes, Obama’s obviously starting to worry about what all the anti-Bain nastiness is doing to his image as the Lightbringer. (With good reason.) This spot is solidly upbeat, a shot of Hopenchange sweetness vintage 2008 straight from O’s lips while Axelrod and crew prepare the next sh*t-pelting of Romney. It’s always been Bambi’s M.O. to stay “above the fray” while his surrogates do his dirty work, but this year the contrast is unusually stark. BuzzFeed:

The attacks have accused Romney of possibly committing a “felony” (Stephanie Cutter, head of Obama’s communications team); behaving like a “Bond villain in the next James Bond film” (Patrick Gaspard, executive director of the DNC) to suggesting, repeatedly, that there’s something untoward about the way he does his taxes (“he’s taken advantage of every single conceivable tax shelter and loophole that we can see,” per senior campaign advisor David Axelrod).

The bombardment is intended to associate Romney with the Wall Street banksters who drove the economy into the ground. “You can see in the numbers for his character traits that there’s been some damage to him,” claims a senior Obama official. “On the top-line question — on, you know, who would do better on the economy—he’s had some real damage done to him. He used to beat us on that in double digits. And now, you know, in the latest poll, we lead.” According to The Hill, a poll by the Purple Strategies firm found that recent revelations about Romney’s finances made four out of every ten voters think of the ex-governor less favorably than they had before…

Obama’s rhetoric about rejecting “say-anything, do-anything divise politics” are at odds with a strategy that relies on calling his opponent a crook, but this kind of thing is nothing new for campaign honcho Axelrod. “Axelrod’s strategy is always to run unopposed, literally if possible,” says a Democratic insider in Chicago. “He wants to take the opponent out—there’s a long tradition in Illinois of trying to force your opponent off the ballot—and if that doesn’t work, literally, then do whatever needs to be done to destroy him figuratively.”

Romney’s had some real damage done to him on the economy from the Bain attacks? Here’s the hard data, posted just this afternoon, from the Gallup poll I blogged yesterday:

Remember, as Sean Trende pointed out yesterday, despite O’s best efforts to farm the nastiness against Romney out to his associates, he risks losing his huge — and I think important — edge in likability if the public starts thinking of him less in terms of Hopenchange and more as a win-at-all-costs bruiser. That’s what this ad is designed to correct, I suspect: They’ve probably gotten all they can get from the Bain stuff at the moment, so it’s time to go positive and give O lots of face time on camera to personalize his candidacy. That’s been a noticeable hole in Romney’s own pitch thus far; I think it’s part of the reason why that attack ad mocking him for singing “America the Beautiful” is evidently pretty effective. It’s easy to make him look hollow when he hasn’t spent much time fleshing himself out. Expect more ads like this, with The One holding quasi-intimate face-to-face conversations with the viewer, over the next few weeks.

Oh, and before you ask: Yes, this was filmed inside the White House.

Update: Annnnd, right on cue, here’s another face-to-face spot, this time responding to the “you didn’t build that” criticism. Am I right in thinking that O never felt obliged to do a spot like this, clarifying his own comments, back in 2008? He gave his speech on race to try to defuse the Rev. Wright uproar, but he never did an ad directly answering an attack that I can recall, not even after his immortal “bitter-clinger” comments at that lefty fundraiser. Typically the playbook when a pol says something damaging is to let it lie and not extend its media shelf life with a new commercial that dredges it up again in the course of rebutting it. He must be awfully nervous about how “you didn’t build that” is playing with that middle class he claims to care so much about if he feels obliged to do this.

Exit question: O says here that his point in the original “you didn’t build that” comments was that America needs to “stand behind” its small business owners. Is that right? Go re-read what he said in Roanoke. Sure sounded at the time like he was telling them that they owe us, not that we owe them.


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Why does he add to his error by insulting the public’s intelligence?

Cindy Munford on July 24, 2012 at 6:13 PM

What is … because the public unintelligence just eats it up…Alex?

askwhatif on July 24, 2012 at 6:42 PM

He must be awfully nervous about how “you didn’t build that” is playing with that middle class he claims to care so much about if he feels obliged to do this.

Combine this with “when you spread the wealth around it’s good for everybody.” I think Romney can box him in.

the_nile on July 24, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Ah, yes, the famous out-of-context excuse.

Mr. President, I read and listened to your remarks, and the context is absolutely clear. According to you, without the federal behemoth, we’re lost.

Sorry, freedom works. The welfare state doesn’t. I don’t buy it.

Arms Merchant on July 24, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Breaking- Wall Street Journal poll just hot off the press.. Obama 49% Romney 43%. Why can’t Romney ever lead Obama in any poll outside of the house of raz?

Uppereastside on July 24, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Dishonest to the very end.

rickv404 on July 24, 2012 at 6:43 PM

He must be awfully nervous about how “you didn’t build that” is playing with that middle class he claims to care so much about if he feels obliged to do this.

Hardly. The Dog-Eater thought it was absolutely brilliant. He’s a friggin brain-dead idiot. It’s others around him who had to push the retard to step back on it.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 24, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Fundraising from the White house is illegal. Filming campaign ads are legal but in poor taste.

taternuggets on July 24, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Breaking- Wall Street Journal poll just hot off the press.. Obama 49% Romney 43%. Why can’t Romney ever lead Obama in any poll outside of the house of raz?

Uppereastside on July 24, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Breaking- You’re still a douche.

taternuggets on July 24, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Combine this with “when you spread the wealth around it’s good for everybody.” I think Romney can box him in.

the_nile on July 24, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Don’t forget the brilliant lead-in to that:

“It’s not that I want to punish your success …”

Reminds me of Lousie Lasser in Bananas …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 24, 2012 at 6:46 PM

How does he explain the part about an individual being smarter or working harder? Are some people smarter and don’t many work harder? I just don’t know how you get around suggesting that there is some other implication other than exactly what he said.

Cindy Munford on July 24, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Okay Ms. Phylis Weaver, let’s see what’s in the box…

NOTHING! ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! STOOOOPID! YOU’RE SOOOO SOOOOOPID!

ahlaphus on July 24, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Wow, not often that you see a UHF reference, anywhere. Cool!

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on July 24, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Frank Luntz focus group: “I liked the way he talked in the (Always) ad, reassuring and calm. Determined.” Next person “Yes, he showed the positive side to things.”

Someone in the back off mic, “Makes me wanna vote for him after seeing it!”

Last person before the cut to Hannity: “He wants to help us!”

Gotta love focus group logic.

B Man on July 24, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Uppereastside on July 24, 2012 at 6:43 PM

The campaign is barely off the ground. There is a lot of time until November.

Cindy Munford on July 24, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Wait just a cotton pickin’ minute!

“We” tried the “top down approach”? “That’s what caused the mess in the first place”?

What do you mean “we”, Barry?

Ooooooooh, this guy makes me so mad.

Pablo Snooze on July 24, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Of course the election is about a choice.

Do you want 4 more years of this crapola?

What? Is there some other choice being presented?

ajacksonian on July 24, 2012 at 6:49 PM

not a referendum on my performance

That performance is the only record of any sort to which we’ve been allowed access.

Why shouldn’t this election be about real choice…this time?

Last time out, most of the people who voted for Obama had not a solitary clue as to who he was…since there was no record nor performance…or they didn’t have a clue about anything at all ‘cept Obama was Black.

He’s scared…bet he wishes he could have a dime for every woulda, shoulda or coulda over the past 3.5 years. His campaign isn’t fairing much better. All that money spent thus far for an incumbent to be at a statistical tie with an opponent who hasn’t even begun his national campaign yet…not a good spot to be in. if he was as good as he believes he is…he’d be polling 10-20 points ahead of Romney at this point.

A guy like Obama is going to be very dangerous once he realizes he is backed into a corner and worse if he senses he may lose.

Has been the case for all petty tyrants over the centuries. A tyrant temper tantrum, if you will.

He may try the old wag the dog approach…Iran comes to mind…who cares if members of our armed forces are tossed into it all. They are his armed forces…he’s The commander in chief, you know. These folks in uniform they belong to him.

Obama’s personal Götterdämmerung is probably already in the making. Once he is convinced that his loyal minions have somehow betrayed him by not sweeping him into the White House for another four years, then nothing else matters…they and all of America must be punished.

coldwarrior on July 24, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Breaking- Wall Street Journal poll just hot off the press.. Obama 49% Romney 43%. Why can’t Romney ever lead Obama in any poll outside of the house of raz?

Uppereastside on July 24, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Well this is definitive, since we have a popular vote election in the US. Oh, wait…

inthemiddle on May 7, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Chuck Schick on July 24, 2012 at 6:51 PM

He.just.doesn’t.get.it.

See how he ended this clip? It is again another socialist/marxist thought of “after all, we’re all in this together.”

It runs through his veins that YOU still cannot accomplish anything in life because “after all, we’re all in this together.”

Your success is OUR success. YOUR income is OUR income. He did not clarify anything with this ad but only reinforced what is a part of his entire fiber.

g2825m on July 24, 2012 at 6:52 PM

This guy can’t even read off the cue cards. Why is he looking off to the right of the camera during the entire video?

tetriskid on July 24, 2012 at 6:15 PM

I won’t click on the video. Truth be told, I passed the picture rreeeaalllllllyy quick so I didn’t have to see his face.
But my guess is, he’s looking for Val J’s approval.

askwhatif on July 24, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Of course the election is about a choice.

Do you want 4 more years of this crapola?

What? Is there some other choice being presented?

ajacksonian on July 24, 2012 at 6:49 PM

If the Indonesian Dog-Eating Retard wins, it’s not just 4 more years. It’s the deadest of ends. Dead as a dog in Barky’s Jakarta home at dinnertime.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 24, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Breaking- Wall Street Journal poll just hot off the press.. Obama 49% Romney 43%. Why can’t Romney ever lead Obama in any poll outside of the house of raz?

Uppereastside on July 24, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Likewise, one might ask why Obama can’t break the magic 50%? A fact that is pretty much a death knell for any incumbent at this point in a campaign.

Scrappy on July 24, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Awwwe. What a sweet obama he is.

Too bad he’ll be out of money and nobody will be able to see his lying purple lips flapping nonsense for 1:01 mins.

Be gone, Obama. Save face. Feign an illness and let Biden take the fall for you. You know you want to.

/Long day at work earning what I did 15 years ago.

ABO 2012
FUBO!

Key West Reader on July 24, 2012 at 6:53 PM

This is weird. Bragging about roads and bridges. Roads and bridges stopped being a technological wonder a century or two ago. Roads and bridges have been no big deal for a long time because roads and bridges are no big deal at all.

This is the best he has to offer?

leon on July 24, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Breaking- Wall Street Journal poll just hot off the press.. Obama 49% Romney 43%. Why can’t Romney ever lead Obama in any poll outside of the house of raz?

Uppereastside on July 24, 2012 at 6:43 PM

LOL~! Please, take good care of your chicken, um kay?

Key West Reader on July 24, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Saw this last night as it rolled in,and Hopey is,

“OUT OF TOUCH”!!

canopfor on July 24, 2012 at 6:55 PM

This is weird. Bragging about roads and bridges. Roads and bridges stopped being a technological wonder a century or two ago. Roads and bridges have been no big deal for a long time because roads and bridges are no big deal at all.

This is the best he has to offer?

leon on July 24, 2012 at 6:54 PM

I didn’t watch the ad. Did the Dog-Eater talk about how his cherished Occupoopers like to blow up bridges?

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 24, 2012 at 6:56 PM

And, btw, is anyone else as sick to death as I am of his open-collar, rolled-up sleeves, man-of-the-people, Juan Peron look?

Xyz22 on July 24, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Breaking- Wall Street Journal poll just hot off the press.. Obama 49% Romney 43%. Why can’t Romney ever lead Obama in any poll outside of the house of raz?

Uppereastside on July 24, 2012 at 6:43 PM
————————————————

Uppereastside:And your point is!!

July 24, 2012, 1:01 PM
WSJ/NBC Poll: Romney Leads on the Economy, Trails Elsewhere
************************************************************

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2012/07/24/wsjnbc-poll-romney-leads-on-the-economy-trails-elsewhere/

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443295404577547211956334538.html

canopfor on July 24, 2012 at 6:51 PM

canopfor on July 24, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Obama 49% Romney 43%.

D+11

taternuggets on July 24, 2012 at 6:59 PM

First debate – election will be decided at the first debate IMO.

gophergirl on July 24, 2012 at 6:59 PM

The man is a pathological liar and simply doesn’t know the difference between right and wrong. Very dangerous.

rplat on July 24, 2012 at 7:00 PM

And, btw, is anyone else as sick to death as I am of his open-collar, rolled-up sleeves, man-of-the-people, Juan Peron look?

Xyz22 on July 24, 2012 at 6:57 PM

I’m sick and disgusted with his annoying and classless way of calling everyone by their first names. Of course, being annoying and classless are two of the Indonesian Imbecile’s best qualities …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 24, 2012 at 7:00 PM

D+11

taternuggets on July 24, 2012 at 6:59 PM

For real?

gophergirl on July 24, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Somebody else on the weekend threads said something along the lines of Bo’s “logic” if there is such a thing:

Bo built the roads and Bo built the bridges.

Citizen A: Wakes up at 5am, drives on the road to work, works for 16 hours and uses the road to get back home.

Citizen B: Wakes up at 11am, drives on the road to a fast food joint, uses his/her EBT card for breakfast. Then, uses the same road to go pick up a new X-box (15th of the Month! – Reload!), uses his/her EBT card and drives back home on the road that Bo built and settles in for a nice relaxing evening, smoking dope, that was brought to him by a dealer that used the road that Bo built.

…..

There’s your choice, America

Key West Reader on July 24, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Well this is definitive, since we have a popular vote election in the US. Oh, wait…
inthemiddle on May 7, 2012 at 9:34 AM
Chuck Schick on July 24, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Yea keep the hope alive man! Romney will get there don’t worry.

Uppereastside on July 24, 2012 at 7:01 PM

What the president meant to say is that he wants government to “stand behind” its small business owners and ask for their wallets.

catalan on July 24, 2012 at 7:01 PM

What the president meant to say is that he wants government to “stand behind” its small business owners and ask for their wallets.

catalan on July 24, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Oh, and before you ask: Yes, this was filmed inside the White House.
====================================================================

Sooooooooooooooooooooo,Dopey/Ragey is pulling a Al Gore,
for the exception of calling [using WH phone(s)] for
campaign loot!

But its legal,there DemoRats!!

canopfor on July 24, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Breaking- NBC/Wall Street Journal poll just hot off the press.. Obama 49% Romney 43%. Why can’t Romney ever lead Obama in any poll outside of the house of raz?

Uppereastside on July 24, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Dishonesty corrected.

Let’s see what else that “poll” says:

In the presidential horserace, Obama leads Romney by six percentage points among registered voters, 49 percent to 43 percent.

That’s a slight change – within the margin of error – from last month’s poll, which showed Obama ahead by three points, 47 percent to 44 percent.

But the poll internals show an oversample of 8% for the Democrats in the polling sample. And if you include those who lean Democrat and those who lean Republican, the actual “poll” sample is:

Democrat: 46%
Independent: 16%
Republican: 35%

In other words, this NBC “Poll” is Junk Science.

Link: http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/MSNBC/Sections/A_Politics/_Today_Stories_Teases/12768_July_Poll.pdf

Go to Page 26, question QF4a

Oh, and PS: F-

Del Dolemonte on July 24, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Obama 49% Romney 43%.
D+11
taternuggets on July 24, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Whatever makes you sleep at night..

Uppereastside on July 24, 2012 at 7:02 PM

For real?

gophergirl on July 24, 2012 at 7:00 PM

I’m not entirely sure how you score these things… if you count leaners, it’s D+11 by my math.

Strong Democrat ……………………………………….. 24
Not very strong Democrat …………………………… 11
Independent/lean Democrat ………………………… 11
Strictly Independent …………………………………… 16
Independent/lean Republican ………………………. 12
Not very strong Republican …………………………. 7
Strong Republican ……………………………………… 16
Other (VOL) ………………………………………………. 2
Not sure ………………………………………………….. 1

taternuggets on July 24, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Sure sounded at the time like he was telling them that they owe us, not that we owe them.

ding ding ding….

trying to backtrack….ain’t going to work buddy

cmsinaz on July 24, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Breaking- Wall Street Journal poll just hot off the press.. Obama 49% Romney 43%. Why can’t Romney ever lead Obama in any poll outside of the house of raz?

Uppereastside on July 24, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Utter stupidity has become a national epidemic. This poor sick Republic has one more chance before it fades into oblivion.

rplat on July 24, 2012 at 7:02 PM

This is weird. Bragging about roads and bridges. Roads and bridges stopped being a technological wonder a century or two ago. Roads and bridges have been no big deal for a long time because roads and bridges are no big deal at all.

This is the best he has to offer?

leon on July 24, 2012 at 6:54 PM

I loved what Rush said on his website (I have to read it out here AFG)…that if you ask ANY illegal alien coming through Arizona or Texas, “Why did you come to America?” That they would say Oh, because of the roads and bridges! They’re the best in the world! haha Spot on! Yeah, I am sure that is exactly why they are coming to America. He also said if the Government created those roads and bridges and yet that was what the stimulus was supposed to be used for, then what good is a government bridge or road if we need to repair them all the time?

g2825m on July 24, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Breaking Wind from UES.

The WSJ/NBC poll he referred to that had Barry up by 6 has the following demographic

Strong Democrat …………………………………..24
Not very strong Democrat …………………………..11
Independent/lean Democrat ………………………… 11

Strictly Independent ………………………………16

Independent/lean Republican ………………………. 12
Not very strong Republican ………………………….7
Strong Republican …………………………………16

Other (VOL) ……………………………………….2
Not sure ………………………………………….1
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
Adding together Dem and leaning Dems: 46
Adding together GOP and leaning GOP: 35

In other news. Barry leads Romney 98 t0 2 in a poll conducted on the floor at the NAACP convention.

bayview on July 24, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Yea keep the hope alive man! Romney will get there don’t worry.

Uppereastside on July 24, 2012 at 7:01 PM

The WSJ/NBC poll is D +11 and Obama STILL can’t break 50.

Even PPP has them tied today.

Chuck Schick on July 24, 2012 at 7:03 PM

He.just.doesn’t.get.it.

See how he ended this clip? It is again another socialist/marxist thought of “after all, we’re all in this together.”

It runs through his veins that YOU still cannot accomplish anything in life because “after all, we’re all in this together.”

Your success is OUR success. YOUR income is OUR income. He did not clarify anything with this ad but only reinforced what is a part of his entire fiber.

g2825m on July 24, 2012 at 6:52 PM

What next ‘my wife is your wife’ too?’ :)…oh, wait, I forgot about ‘barack obama is your husband foo’ :)..

jimver on July 24, 2012 at 7:04 PM

What a effin liar. Did anyone else notice he’s gone crosseyed in the first clip? Must be too much time spent reading lies off a teleprompter… The second spot is a 30 second lie to cover up the naked anti-American Kenyan we all saw in his anti-business rant. In every good business there is one person who takes out the trash…come November a majority of Americans will take pleasure in helping with that job!

TheAudacityofNOPE on July 24, 2012 at 7:04 PM

The rolled up shirt sleeves and the folksy accent ain’t doing it, neither…

Maybe the comedy team of Axelrod and Cutter can put together a nice rendition of Michelle on the balcony of the White House singing an updated version of “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina.”

Yep, that will convince the masses Obama and the Missus are one of us.

coldwarrior on July 24, 2012 at 7:04 PM

taternuggets on July 24, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Get out! WOW!

Thanks for posting the numbers.

gophergirl on July 24, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Obama 49% Romney 43%.
D+11

taternuggets on July 24, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Whatever makes you sleep at night..

Uppereastside on July 24, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Yeah, facts. Pesky things.

Alternative read: Obama, given 11 points, only leads by 6.

beatcanvas on July 24, 2012 at 7:06 PM

TheAudacityofNOPE on July 24, 2012 at 7:04 PM

You actually watched the clips?

Impressive. I can’t listen to him – it sets my gag reflex into overdrive.

gophergirl on July 24, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Uppereastside on July 24, 2012 at 6:43 PM
The campaign is barely off the ground. There is a lot of time until November.
Cindy Munford on July 24, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Surrrrreeee!

Uppereastside on July 24, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Obama 49% Romney 43%.

D+11

taternuggets on July 24, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Whatever makes you sleep at night..

Uppereastside on July 24, 2012 at 7:02 PM

We’ll give you a pass for having fingers that move faster than your brain can function. You obviously didn’t have time to analyze my post immediately following taternugget’s.

F–

Del Dolemonte on July 24, 2012 at 7:07 PM

First debate – election will be decided at the first debate IMO.
gophergirl on July 24, 2012 at 6:59 PM

I believe it is already decided and Obama’s Roanoke comments will only solidify his demise even amongst “smart, hard-working” Democrats. I am still sticking by my projections of Romney by 5-7% win.

g2825m on July 24, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Obama 49% Romney 43%.
D+11
taternuggets on July 24, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Whatever makes you sleep at night..

Uppereastside on July 24, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Whatever makes you sleepwalk through life.

bayview on July 24, 2012 at 7:08 PM

It wasn’t me.

ReaganWasRight on July 24, 2012 at 7:08 PM

I believe it is already decided and Obama’s Roanoke comments will only solidify his demise even amongst “smart, hard-working” Democrats. I am still sticking by my projections of Romney by 5-7% win.

g2825m on July 24, 2012 at 7:07 PM

I hope so. I live in liberal land so my view is somewhat skewed. I’m positive he’ll win but also scared to death he won’t.

gophergirl on July 24, 2012 at 7:09 PM

What next ‘my wife is your wife’ too?’ :)
jimver on July 24, 2012 at 7:04 PM

I immediately thought of a GLARING Michelle Obama when I read your above quote…haha

g2825m on July 24, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Whatever makes you sleepwalk through life.

bayview on July 24, 2012 at 7:08 PM

+ 100..Good one!..:)

Dire Straits on July 24, 2012 at 7:10 PM

gophergirl on July 24, 2012 at 7:06 PM

I can barely stomach it myself but one has to know their enemy…

TheAudacityofNOPE on July 24, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Obama 49% Romney 43%.
D+11
taternuggets on July 24, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Whatever makes you sleep at night..

Uppereastside on July 24, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Oh no, whatever makes you sleep at night…the latest Quinnipiac poll should give you nightmares. ..it puts obama at 46% and romney at 46%, so basically dead heat…with the guy leading the Q institute saying that usually it’s the republicans who win when an incumbent shows this bad polling at this time in the election campaign process, and with the big disapproval rate on 0′s job on the economy…

jimver on July 24, 2012 at 7:11 PM

We’ll give you a pass for having fingers that move faster than your brain can function. You obviously didn’t have time to analyze my post immediately following taternugget’s.

F–

Del Dolemonte on July 24, 2012 at 7:07 PM

It’s not here to analyze anything…it’s a troll. Trolls don’t do ‘thinking’.

AUINSC on July 24, 2012 at 7:11 PM

gophergirl on July 24, 2012 at 7:09 PM

I know how you feel!..You summed it up perfect!..:)

Dire Straits on July 24, 2012 at 7:11 PM

I hope so. I live in liberal land so my view is somewhat skewed. I’m positive he’ll win but also scared to death he won’t.

gophergirl on July 24, 2012 at 7:09 PM

I do not know if you had a chance to read the transcript of Romney’s speech to the VFW? As a VET and overseas currently HE HIT IT OUT OF THE PARK…at least with those of us in the military. :o)

g2825m on July 24, 2012 at 7:11 PM

mr thin skin….waaaaaaaa

cmsinaz on July 24, 2012 at 7:15 PM

The campaign is barely off the ground. There is a lot of time until November.
Cindy Munford on July 24, 2012 at 6:48 PM
Surrrrreeee!

Uppereastside on July 24, 2012 at 7:06 PM

How DARE you?

Key West Reader on July 24, 2012 at 7:16 PM

tingles excited about that new poll….mika and joe will be as well tomorrow am…

cmsinaz on July 24, 2012 at 7:17 PM

First debate – election will be decided at the first debate IMO.

gophergirl on July 24, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Given that teleprompters are not allowed I’d be surprised if Barky agrees to debate Romney at all.

workingclass artist on July 24, 2012 at 7:17 PM

I do not know if you had a chance to read the transcript of Romney’s speech to the VFW? As a VET and overseas currently HE HIT IT OUT OF THE PARK…at least with those of us in the military. :o)

g2825m on July 24, 2012 at 7:11 PM

I did – it was fantastic. I loved it as much as the speech in Pennsylvania.

I think he’ll be a fantastic President – we just have to combat the lying, cheating and slander from the other side to get him over the finish line.

gophergirl on July 24, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Hey DS, longtime no see….whassup?

cmsinaz on July 24, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Surrrrreeee!

Uppereastside on July 24, 2012 at 7:06 PM

I really like how obama is running his campaign on deficits and stuff. Is it all the hope and change left over from 2008 ?

runner on July 24, 2012 at 7:20 PM

mr thin skin….waaaaaaaa

cmsinaz on July 24, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Definitely has a glass jaw me thinks..:)

PS..Hello!..:)

Dire Straits on July 24, 2012 at 7:21 PM

I believe it is already decided and Obama’s Roanoke comments will only solidify his demise even amongst “smart, hard-working” Democrats. I am still sticking by my projections of Romney by 5-7% win.

g2825m on July 24, 2012 at 7:07 PM

..tangential: when you scheduled to rotate back to the world as we old vets used to say?

The War Planner on July 24, 2012 at 7:21 PM

O/T

Elton John praised former President George W. Bush and “conservative American politicians” for pledging billions of dollars to “save the lives of Africans with HIV.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/23/elton-john-praises-george-w-bush-and-conservative-politicians-video/#ixzz21d8a3Pz5

Even my man, Bono, like the music (not always his politics) has praised Bush for his caring for Africa. I am sure this ticks liberals off.

In a sense maybe this is not O/T after all…because have you ever noticed that it is liberals that like to PREACH about what you should do with YOUR money but THEY themselves never part with their money (in general) but FACTS back up that conservatives are more charitable and actually do the work where liberals ONLY TALK about it.

g2825m on July 24, 2012 at 7:21 PM

according to chuck todd, obama has controlled this campaign these past 6 mths…he is SO AWESOME…mitt can’t do anything right

cmsinaz on July 24, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Dire Straits on July 24, 2012 at 7:21 PM

:)

cmsinaz on July 24, 2012 at 7:22 PM

cmsinaz on July 24, 2012 at 7:19 PM

It is great to be back!..I hope all is well for you and your family!..:)

Dire Straits on July 24, 2012 at 7:22 PM

I am an unapologetic believer in the greatness of this country. I am not ashamed of American power. I take pride that throughout history our power has brought justice where there was tyranny, peace where there was conflict, and hope where there was affliction and despair. I do not view America as just one more point on the strategic map, one more power to be balanced. I believe our country is the greatest force for good the world has ever known, and that our influence is needed as much now as ever. And I am guided by one overwhelming conviction and passion: This century must be an American Century. …

Sorry had to post this again – this just gives me goose bumps.

Am I becoming a full fledged Mittbot LOL!

gophergirl on July 24, 2012 at 7:22 PM

I think he’ll be a fantastic President – we just have to combat the lying, cheating and slander from the other side to get him over the finish line.

gophergirl on July 24, 2012 at 7:17 PM

..and you were a “Perry Girl”, weren’t you, GiGi? (Just curious.)

The War Planner on July 24, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Cindy Munford on July 24, 2012 at 6:48 PM

You know better than to feed the trolls. Once you feed them they stay around like a bunch of mentally handicapped ants at a picnic… except the average libtard is more of an idiot than the aforementioned mentally damaged ants.

I would call Uppereastside an idiot, but that would be an insult to idiots everywhere.

Wolftech on July 24, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Obama: “I’m not a witch”

And where the heck did they place the ‘prompter on that first video?

Nordic on July 24, 2012 at 6:10 PM

You nailed it Nordic…this IS Obama’s “I am not a witch” moment…great post!

Strike Hornet on July 24, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Saying “we’re all in this together” is like saying “do it for the children”. Total BS aimed at silencing opponents. They think they stake out the moral high ground that way.

Paddington on July 24, 2012 at 7:25 PM

lol chuck todd-why isn’t romney leading in my poll?

ummm maybe cuz you skewed it big time in obama’s favor you idjit…

cmsinaz on July 24, 2012 at 7:25 PM

.tangential: when you scheduled to rotate back to the world as we old vets used to say?

The War Planner on July 24, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Looking to be around Fall time Octoberish give or take 4 weeks right or left…depending on how they rotate us out.

I am making sure I vote though whether it is “LIVE” or by absentee!

g2825m on July 24, 2012 at 7:25 PM

lol tingles is outraged that mitt took dear leader’s words out of context….too funny watching him trying to spin all of this for dear leader…

cmsinaz on July 24, 2012 at 7:26 PM

If you want a glimpse into what a shameless, cynical, deceitful politician Obama is, then follow his “logic”:

First he says this:

“If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.

“If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.”

Now he’s saying this:

THE PRESIDENT: Now, look, in politics we all tolerate a certain amount of spin. I understand these are the games that get played in political campaigns, although when folks just omit entire sentences of what you said — (laughter) — they start kind of splicing and dicing, you may have gone a little over the edge there.

But look, there’s actually a real choice at stake here. I believe with all my heart that it is the drive and the ingenuity of Americans who start businesses that lead to their success. I always have and I always will. (Applause.) The ability for somebody who’s willing to work hard, put in their sweat and their sacrifice to turn their idea into a profitable business, that’s the nature of America. That’s what helped make our economy the envy of the world.

I’ve always said don’t bet against American workers, don’t bet against American ingenuity. And I believe that the free market is the greatest source of prosperity in our history. But I also believe that if you talk to any business owner, they’ll tell you that what also helps them succeed alongside all their hard work, all their great ideas, is the ability to hire workers with the right skills and education. (Applause.) What helps them succeed is the ability to ship and sell their products on new roads and bridges and ports and wireless networks. (Applause.) What helps them succeed is having access to cutting-edge technology, which, like the Internet, often starts with publicly funded research and development. (Applause.) And what helps them succeed is a strong and growing middle class who can buy the products that they’re selling. Every business needs customers. (Applause.)

Now, for two centuries, we’ve made these investments — not as Democrats or Republicans, but as Americans who understand what it takes to give our people and our businesses the best possible chance at success. But my opponent disagrees. Mr. Romney’s plan is to gut these investments just so that he can give more tax breaks to millionaires and companies that are shipping jobs overseas. He thinks that’s the best way to grow the economy.

Now keep in mind that what Obama is trying to do is whitewash his Kinsleyian Gaffe by talking up infrastructure and it’s importance in creating good paying jobs.

Now here comes the kicker which points out that all Obama is doing here is bullsh#tting everyone:

Obama rejects Keystone oil pipeline

President Barack Obama on Wednesday rejected a Canadian company’s plan to build a U.S.-spanning, 1,700-mile pipeline to carry oil across six U.S. states to Texas refineries, raising the stakes on a bitter election year fight with Republicans.

Though the project promises thousands of temporary jobs for the recovering U.S. economy, Obama said a February deadline set by Congress would not allow for a proper review of potential harm from the $7 billion Keystone XL project.

So Obama was for infrastructure creating jobs before he was against it, and now he wants you to believe he’s for them again!

BTW, if in Obama’s views, roads and schools are the key ingredient in a successful company’s existence, than why hasn’t he created any NEW (as in never existed before) roads or schools with his trillion dollars stimulus (emphasis on NEW)?

OxyCon on July 24, 2012 at 7:26 PM

I can’t believe this sh!t!!

Alaska Rep Don Young is cutting a commercial for the Democrat senate candidate in Hawaii!!! http://thehill.com/video/campaign/239819–gop-rep-don-young-endorses-dem-rep-mazie-hirono-for-senate

dforston on July 24, 2012 at 7:26 PM

..and you were a “Perry Girl”, weren’t you, GiGi? (Just curious.)

The War Planner on July 24, 2012 at 7:23 PM

I was/am.

Mitt is impressing me. He’s earned my support.

gophergirl on July 24, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Okay, why am I having to see ads everyday from Obama on Tvland. Not one from Romney. Enough with the rope a dope. There are people out there that need to recognize Romney and not Obama’s version of him. Why run ads on Fox. You are already getting sympathetic viewers. Time to stop preaching to the choir. Make you name and vision known Romney. Time for him to introduce himself to all those sitting around watching acoss the nation.

Robb on July 24, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Dire Straits on July 24, 2012 at 7:22 PM

yepper….

bmore, b9, electrongod and the rest of the crew have been holding steady at the QOTD…

cmsinaz on July 24, 2012 at 7:27 PM

I am making sure I vote though whether it is “LIVE” or by absentee!

g2825m on July 24, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Good Deal!..:)

PS..Hang in there!!..:)

Dire Straits on July 24, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Am I becoming a full fledged Mittbot LOL!

gophergirl on July 24, 2012 at 7:22 PM

hahaha Welcome to the team. We’ll take your coat for you, come right over here as we have seat for you at the front table. Your entertainment packet will be on your seat at your table and enjoy the ride! haha

g2825m on July 24, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Looking to be around Fall time Octoberish give or take 4 weeks right or left…depending on how they rotate us out.

I am making sure I vote though whether it is “LIVE” or by absentee!

g2825m on July 24, 2012 at 7:25 PM

..God keep you and your mates safe and out of harm’s way! Come back to us safe and cast that vote AGAINST socialist tyranny on these shores, old son!

Prayers for you each day!

The War Planner on July 24, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Breaking- Wall Street Journal poll just hot off the press.. Obama 49% Romney 43%. Why can’t Romney ever lead Obama in any poll outside of the house of raz?

Uppereastside on July 24, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Ha, ha, ha, ha.

That poll is D +11! Take out the “independent/lean” Republicans and democrats, and it’s D +12! Do you realize how bad the actual poll numbers had to be for barack for his campaign staff at NBC to pad the numbers this badly?! They’ll be ridiculed all day tomorrow for it (which is why they did the 6:30 p.m. hide-and-seek dump), but they still felt that THAT was preferable to showing how bad things actually are for barack. Wow!

Landslide Romney!

Rational Thought on July 24, 2012 at 7:29 PM

I can’t believe this sh!t!!

Alaska Rep Don Young is cutting a commercial for the Democrat senate candidate in Hawaii!!! http://thehill.com/video/campaign/239819–gop-rep-don-young-endorses-dem-rep-mazie-hirono-for-senate

dforston on July 24, 2012 at 7:26 PM

The most recent poll (last week) has Aunt Mazie losing by 7 to Republican/former Governor Linda Lingle.

Del Dolemonte on July 24, 2012 at 7:29 PM

“BELIEVE WHAT I TELL YOU TO BELIEVE, no matter what I say.”

DWoDiego on July 24, 2012 at 7:31 PM

About the NBC/WSJ Poll another skewed poll. Breakdown:
Strong Democrat ……………………………………….. 24
Not very strong Democrat …………………………… 11
Independent/lean Democrat ………………………… 11
Strictly Independent …………………………………… 16
Independent/lean Republican ………………………. 12
Not very strong Republican …………………………. 7
Strong Republican ……………………………………… 16
Other (VOL) ………………………………………………. 2
Not sure ………………………………………………….. 1

tbrickert on July 24, 2012 at 7:31 PM

g2825m on July 24, 2012 at 7:29 PM

As long as you have plenty of Diet Pepsi – I’m yours :)

gophergirl on July 24, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Okay, why am I having to see ads everyday from Obama on Tvland. Not one from Romney. Enough with the rope a dope. There are people out there that need to recognize Romney and not Obama’s version of him. Why run ads on Fox. You are already getting sympathetic viewers. Time to stop preaching to the choir. Make you name and vision known Romney. Time for him to introduce himself to all those sitting around watching acoss the nation.

Robb on July 24, 2012 at 7:27 PM

I’m in the Tampa market and there aren’t many running on Fox. I see an occasional Super PAC ad, but none from either campaign.

taternuggets on July 24, 2012 at 7:32 PM

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