Quotes of the day

posted at 10:50 pm on July 31, 2012 by Allahpundit

President Obama told supporters at a campaign event in New York City Monday night that, if the election were held today, he would win.

“So the upshot is if the election were held today, I think it would be close, but I think we’d win,” Obama said.

Noting that there were 99 days left until the election, Obama added: “If I can say that every single day for the next 99 days, then we will be able to embark on the next phase of this journey.”

***

Looking at the polls in this context, the worry should be clear: despite significantly outspending Romney, Obama has gotten no separation from him. Nor is it just Democratic spending that has assailed Romney. He weathered a long grueling primary, during which he was the constant target of all challengers.

Over this prolonged pummeling, Romney has not simply endured, he is even with the incumbent. Shouldn’t the incumbent Obama, who faced no primary and was able to save, focus, and control massively more resources, have opened up a lead? Has Obama taken his best shot, while Republicans are still waiting to throw theirs?…

The realization should be emerging that Obama was not really that strong in 2008, when he massively outspent a disadvantaged opponent. And he is even weaker now — despite an early and significant spending advantage — when he will be unable to financially overwhelm a stronger opponent. The questions Democrats must be asking is: Has Obama already peaked? And can he hold on just long enough?

***

The goal is to drive up Romney negatives. The payoff the campaign hopes for is that voters who would never vote for Mr. Obama will prefer to stay home rather than vote for that rich so-and-so Romney. The White House strategy is a “shrink-the-electorate” strategy. Team Obama will play the Mormon card at some point too. Count on it…

With “you didn’t build that” going viral, Team Obama at least senses trouble and reportedly is looking for a positive message. But what message? Stay the course? What course? For and against gay marriage? For and against fossil fuels? More Solyndras? More trillion-dollar deficits? A recovery more halting and uncertain the longer Mr. Obama presides over it?

Mitt Romney has been getting a lot of advice: Don’t just stand there, do something (preferably not utter a gaffe). But maybe Mr. Romney is being shrewd. Maybe, given his own less-than-scintillating public-relations skills, just standing there is the right strategy as Mr. Obama flails after a theme for his presidency all the way to Election Day. Maybe the cool, sure-footed Mr. Obama is capable of beating himself after all. Could it be that in selecting Mr. Romney, with his very particular kind of baggage, Republicans picked exactly the candidate best suited to bring out the worst in our president?

***

Democrats are betting that when the final moment of choosing comes, their base will show up – with some help from the Obama campaign’s extensive, costly field apparatus. But there are indications of a deeper and, for Obama supporters, more alarming malaise among the core groups that made Obama president.

“Democrats are significantly less likely now (39 percent) than they were in the summers of 2004 and 2008 to say they are ‘more enthusiastic about voting than usual’ in the coming presidential election. Republicans are more enthusiastic now than in 2008, and the same as in 2004,” Gallup pollster Jeffrey M. Jones wrote last week. “If Democrats do not close the enthusiasm gap between now and Election Day, it would put Obama’s re-election chances in serious jeopardy.”…

The Democratic donor fatigue is amply documented – Wall Street donors, centrists, business-minded ambidextrous givers who were staples of the Bill Clinton era generally feel poorly treated by the current White House. Obama’s lack of interest in so-called “donor maintenance” is also well known – he has little appetite for the schmoozing that his Democratic predecessor did. And the repeated, and heated, rhetoric about Wall Street and the financial services sector has caused real and likely sustained damage for Democrats.

Those are the donors who would be the likeliest to give to a super PAC, but the White House discouraged such giving for months, frowning on the Citizens United decision that paved the way for such profligate single-source donations. Yet the bigger problem is that massive numbers of low-dollar donors have also not returned to the fold yet.

***

So it’s with that skepticism in mind that I offer, not a prediction, but a flat pre-election assessment: If President Barack Obama is to win, he is going to have to overcome a set of numbers that no incumbent President, or incumbent party, has ever managed to surmount…

The core question for many voters—“Are you generally satisfied with the country’s direction, or has the U.S. gone off on the wrong track”—gets a 32.7-60.7 negative answer, according to the RealClearPolitics average. Generally, an incumbent party needs to have at least a 35% positive response to this question to win the election, says the Gallup Organization…

Now, try this as a thought exercise. Forget who is running, what the latest gaffe of the day is, who is outraged and what latest insult to what group has been perpetrated by the candidate or his staff. Ignore whom you’re rooting for, and just look at those numbers with the ice-cold heart of a bean counter.

What you would conclude, I think, is that there is no way an incumbent President could get re-elected given these current numbers.

***

If self-interest and self-righteousness are at the heart of the Republican Party today, cowardice lies too close to the spine of the Democrats. While Republicans show extraordinary hubris by harnessing minority rule on virtually every issue with just the threat of a filibuster, Senate Democrats show extraordinary fearfulness in enabling them. In the past, Democrats spoke openly of poverty, a word seldom heard today even though Americans of every race and color are sharing a rapid descent down the economic ladder. While the president has begun to speak effectively in the past several months about the economic distress of working- and middle-class families, on the major issues he too often uses the bully pulpit to bully the truth…

Obama may be reelected by a public that has nowhere else to turn. Perhaps freed of the constraints imposed by having to raise a billion dollars to finance his campaign, he will reveal a true self of which we’ve seen glimmers. One who will speak forthrightly to the American public and be unafraid to take on the perpetrators of economic crimes that have devastated American families; the perpetrators of myths about “clean coal,” which the president instead repeats even as the industry rains fire on America’s breadbasket; or the perpetrators of the record foreclosures on longtime homeowners who have become collateral damage in the war on the middle class.

We can only hope that in his heart, Obama can truly feel the pain, sadness and fear of ordinary Americans, because it’s not hard to imagine that inside the chest of his opponent is a cavity waiting to be filled.

***

Via the Daily Caller.


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“So the upshot is if the election were held today, I think it would be close, but I think we’d win,” Obama said.

“So with that in mind I have decided to issue an EO to hold the election tomorrow.”

-TFGRP

Bishop on July 31, 2012 at 10:52 PM

then we will be able to embark on the next phase of this journey.”

After an evening of good news, this could give me nightmares.

cozmo on July 31, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Bishop.

bayview on July 31, 2012 at 10:52 PM

If I would have won the lottery today I would have been rich. I didn’t.

50sGuy on July 31, 2012 at 10:53 PM

That’s Obama WHINING.

thatsafactjack on July 31, 2012 at 10:53 PM

“If President Barack Obama is to win, he is going to have to overcome a set of numbers that no incumbent President, or incumbent party, has ever managed to surmount…”

There is always Martial Law…

Seven Percent Solution on July 31, 2012 at 10:53 PM

“So the upshot is if the election were held today, I think it would be close, but I think we’d win,”…“If I can say that every single day for the next 99 days, then we will be able to embark on the next phase of this journey.”

Only a loser who knows he will lose would say such a thing.

RavingLunatic on July 31, 2012 at 10:54 PM

President Obama told supporters at a campaign event in New York City Monday night that, if the election were held today, he would win.

That’s because Republicans aren’t expecting to vote until November, while Democrats always have a spare bag of votes or three sitting around in case they’re needed.

malclave on July 31, 2012 at 10:55 PM

So it’s with that skepticism in mind that I offer, not a prediction, but a flat pre-election assessment: If President Barack Obama is to win, he is going to have to overcome a set of numbers that no incumbent President, or incumbent party, has ever managed to surmount…

Is he gonna blame the idiot that ran the car over the cliff these past four years?

AllahsNippleHair on July 31, 2012 at 10:55 PM

We can only hope that in his heart, Obama can truly feel the pain, sadness and fear of ordinary Americans, because it’s not hard to imagine that inside the chest of his opponent is a cavity waiting to be filled.

What ?

burrata on July 31, 2012 at 10:55 PM

In the Ditch still™

*anyone have tipple A?*

Electrongod on July 31, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Has Obama taken his best shot, while Republicans are still waiting to throw theirs?…

Yes.

Kataklysmic on July 31, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Wonder if Peggy Joseph is going to go all in for Obama this time around?

Mortgage paid?

Nope.

Free gas for her car?

Nope.

Hope?

Nope.

Dope.

coldwarrior on July 31, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Mmmm, Mmmm, Mmmm

Del Dolemonte on July 31, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Perhaps freed of the constraints imposed by having to raise a billion dollars to finance his campaign, he will reveal a true self of which we’ve seen glimmers.

We already saw it and it was swell.

“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. … 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.”

Barack Obama, July 13, 2012.

JPeterman on July 31, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Well I can see the direction this thread if going in so I am out.

SparkPlug on July 31, 2012 at 10:59 PM

I’d like to see some Super PAC ads that juxtapose Obama and Pelosi throwing their support behind OWS, with footage of OWS violence and antisemitism, and Democrats demonizing Romney for the sin of being wealthy.

ardenenoch on July 31, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Done, toast, fork in his butt, or eye, whichever you prefer.

I think repubs and enough indies will get rid of this assclown. Can’t depend on democrats, at least the mid to far left dems, to figure out this commie isn’t good for them or their utopian dream either.

Time for the dems to rebrand themselves AGAIN. Let’s see, liberals didn’t work, progressives didn’t work, rinse repeat, next time around they’re going to have to come up with a new line of BS to name themselves.

Why not stick to the truth? They’re communists. Stop hiding behind fake names and own it already.

Wolfmoon on July 31, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Well the thread is much better now so I am back.

SparkPlug on July 31, 2012 at 10:59 PM

We can only hope that in his heart, Obama can truly feel the pain, sadness and fear of ordinary Americans, because it’s not hard to imagine that inside the chest of his opponent is a cavity waiting to be filled.

What ?

burrata on July 31, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Well, I’m sure Obama’s chest is empty. His head is empty and he’s got the entire MsM up his behind.

AllahsNippleHair on July 31, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Unleash The Mooch.

SouthernGent on July 31, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Obama ads on every local station, at every commercial break, morning till night…

Sure, he believes that if the election were held today he’d win.

coldwarrior on July 31, 2012 at 11:01 PM

We can only hope that in his heart, Obama can truly feel the pain, sadness and fear of ordinary Americans, because it’s not hard to imagine that inside the chest of his opponent is a cavity waiting to be filled.

What exactly does that mean?

Terrye on July 31, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Suckit, Obama, you giant POS.

rayra on July 31, 2012 at 11:03 PM

We can only hope that in his heart, Obama can truly feel the pain, sadness and fear of ordinary Americans, because it’s not hard to imagine that inside the chest of his opponent is a cavity waiting to be filled.

What ?

burrata on July 31, 2012 at 10:55 PM

I had to laugh out loud….an actual L.O.L. That’s the most convoluted piece of smarm I ever read in my life.

The cavity is between o’commies ears.

Wolfmoon on July 31, 2012 at 11:03 PM

my tin-foil-hat theory: all states with voter ID laws that he loses will be contested (which will be all of them, BTW). This winds its way to the supreme court. Once there, the ‘Wise Latina’, Kagan and the progs new BFF Roberts will uphold the challenge, Thereby delivering the Obama “Punch of Death” blow to the U.S., despite having lost all 50 states…the MSM will cheer.

RavingLunatic on July 31, 2012 at 11:03 PM

President Obama told supporters at a campaign event in New York City Monday night that, if the election were held today, he would win.

Liar.

minnesoter on July 31, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Suckit, Obama, you giant POS.

rayra on July 31, 2012 at 11:03 PM

^^^^^

I support this statement…

Electrongod on July 31, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Dick Morris gives me the creeps.

Bmore on July 31, 2012 at 11:04 PM

The GOP will betray you!..:)

The GOPe will betray you!..For the True Cons!..:)

Dire Straits on July 31, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Dick Morris gives me the creeps.

Bmore on July 31, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Whew, you passed the being normal test.

cozmo on July 31, 2012 at 11:08 PM

test

Cody1991 on July 31, 2012 at 11:08 PM

I can’t wait for the polls to come out with the DNC adding same sex marriage on their platform. The black vote is not keen on it.

AllahsNippleHair on July 31, 2012 at 11:09 PM

A frosty,ice cold mug of whipped Melena to you, Mr. President.

Mason on July 31, 2012 at 11:10 PM

The GOP will betray you!..:)

The GOPe will betray you!..For the True Cons!..:)

Dire Straits on July 31, 2012 at 11:07 PM

^^^^^^^

I support this statement.

Electrongod on July 31, 2012 at 11:10 PM

test

Cody1991 on July 31, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Turn down the Echo…

Come back again….

:)

Electrongod on July 31, 2012 at 11:11 PM

So it’s with that skepticism in mind that I offer, not a prediction, but a flat pre-election assessment: If President Barack Obama is to win, he is going to have to overcome a set of numbers that no incumbent President, or incumbent party, has ever managed to surmount…

Music to my ears!..:)

Dire Straits on July 31, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Electrongod on July 31, 2012 at 11:10 PM

LoLz..:)

Dire Straits on July 31, 2012 at 11:13 PM

SparkPlug on July 31, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Made me laugh!

thatsafactjack on July 31, 2012 at 11:13 PM

If the 2008 Democratic Party Convention were held today you wouldn’t be on the ballot in November.

— Hillary

Dusty on July 31, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Dire Straits on July 31, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Dire, how was it over there on the TX thread?

Bmore on July 31, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Terrye on July 31, 2012 at 11:01 PM

It means they’ve gotten really desperate.

Eren on July 31, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Well I can see the direction this thread if going in so I am out.

SparkPlug on July 31, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Well the thread is much better now so I am back.

SparkPlug on July 31, 2012 at 10:59 PM

LOL

Barred on July 31, 2012 at 11:15 PM

I can’t wait for the polls to come out with the DNC adding same sex marriage on their platform. The black vote is not keen on it.

AllahsNippleHair on July 31, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Yeah, but “race” is everything on the Left.

minnesoter on July 31, 2012 at 11:15 PM

I can’t wait for the polls to come out with the DNC adding same sex marriage on their platform. The black vote is not keen on it.

AllahsNippleHair on July 31, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Take a look at this racist poll from Rasmussen.

Romney has a 20-point advantage among white voters.

JPeterman on July 31, 2012 at 11:15 PM

“So with that in mind I have decided to issue an EO to hold the election tomorrow.”

-TFGRP

Bishop on July 31, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Fortunately, Article II, Section 1, Clause 4: Election day says:

The Congress may determine the Time of chusing [sic] the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States.

Resist We Much on July 31, 2012 at 11:15 PM

I still do not understand the stupid way the Hot Air writers write down the “quotes of the day” threads. Why don’t you identify the person who wrote or said the quote right in the damn quote?… That is stupid folks…

mnjg on July 31, 2012 at 11:15 PM

What exactly does that mean?

Terrye on July 31, 2012 at 11:01 PM

I read it to mean – Romney is heartless.

gophergirl on July 31, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Bmore on July 31, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Whew, you passed the being normal test.

cozmo on July 31, 2012 at 11:08 PM

I’m not sure how normal I am, but that guy is…………………smarmy? Is smarmy a word that would describe him?

Bmore on July 31, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Turn down the Echo…

Come back again….

:)

Electrongod on July 31, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Actually, I thought I might have been banned. One of my comments on the Harry Reid thread was swallowed up. It was a direct quote and linked but reflected badly on y-k-w.

Spooky.

Cody1991 on July 31, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Dick Morris gives me the creeps.

Bmore on July 31, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Okay … thanks for sharing your feelings.

minnesoter on July 31, 2012 at 11:17 PM

President Obama told supporters at a campaign event in New York City Monday night that, if the election were held today, he would win.

…Mooch must be growing some really good choom in that White House garden!

KOOLAID2 on July 31, 2012 at 11:18 PM

President Clinton took the podium over from Obama during the Christmas one year and told him: Please, go.

He is slated to speak at the Democratic convention in the slot normally reserved for the VP. I hope he tells him the very same thing this year.

Mutnodjmet on July 31, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Bmore on July 31, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Among others. What you’re reacting to is someone who is not only capable of playing both ends against the middle, but revels in his capacity to do it.

thatsafactjack on July 31, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Take a look at this racist poll from Rasmussen.

Romney has a 20-point advantage among white voters.

JPeterman on July 31, 2012 at 11:15 PM

I feel much better when the gap among whites reaches 25 points in favor of Romney… Once this is done then there is no way Obama can win the elections…

mnjg on July 31, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Got off of the Cruz thread. I’ll say goodnight here. Good day for conservatives! Getting tired of the Palin wars here though. Will you guys talk to the children?

KCB on July 31, 2012 at 11:19 PM

I’m not sure how normal I am, but that guy is…………………smarmy? Is smarmy a word that would describe him?

Bmore on July 31, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Do you read books? Dick Morris has a couple of them out that strongly support the conservative 2012 cause.

minnesoter on July 31, 2012 at 11:20 PM

What exactly does that mean?

Terrye on July 31, 2012 at 11:01 PM

I read it to mean – Romney is heartless.

gophergirl on July 31, 2012 at 11:16 PM

I guess there is no other way to read it.

Terrye on July 31, 2012 at 11:20 PM

That ‘well-oiled’ Obama re-election machine appears to have problems. Could it actually be that they were never that great, they just didn’t have quality competition?

Suggested re-election theme: “Hey! Maybe second times the charm!”

GarandFan on July 31, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Dire, how was it over there on the TX thread?

Bmore on July 31, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Snafu!!..:)

Dire Straits on July 31, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Remember none of this would be necessary if Republicans hadn’t lost their principles.

If we’re lucky enough to get one more chance because that’s all there’ll be, the election will be only the start, Conservative grass roots will still and always be the necessary driving force.

We can never say good enough and go home.

Speakup on July 31, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Among others. What you’re reacting to is someone who is not only capable of playing both ends against the middle, but revels in his capacity to do it.

thatsafactjack on July 31, 2012 at 11:18 PM

That’s a very good description, I don’t trust him, I don’t like him.

Bmore on July 31, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Dire, how was it over there on the TX thread?

Bmore on July 31, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Normal!..:)

Dire Straits on July 31, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Snafu!!..:)

Dire Straits on July 31, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Lol! ; )

Bmore on July 31, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Bmore on July 31, 2012 at 11:16 PM

You’re instincts and intuition are right in sync with my own.

thatsafactjack on July 31, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Team Obama will play the Mormon card at some point too. Count on it…

Oh please let them, please. That will be just one more lie the GOP can rub their noses in.

Axelrod: Romney’s religion off-limits

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Mormonism off limits

Flora Duh on July 31, 2012 at 11:22 PM

This message is approved by BHO
( who lent his campaig money today )
Priceless !

Lucano on July 31, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Actually, I thought I might have been banned. One of my comments on the Harry Reid thread was swallowed up. It was a direct quote and linked but reflected badly on y-k-w.

Spooky.

Cody1991 on July 31, 2012 at 11:17 PM

You are loud and clear…

Welcome..

Electrongod on July 31, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Got off of the Cruz thread. I’ll say goodnight here. Good day for conservatives! Getting tired of the Palin wars here though. Will you guys talk to the children?

KCB on July 31, 2012 at 11:19 PM

A grand night! I’ve been waiting on this one. Huge victory. Sweet dreams & God bless Sarah Palin and her beautiful family.

minnesoter on July 31, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Got off of the Cruz thread. I’ll say goodnight here. Good day for conservatives! Getting tired of the Palin wars here though. Will you guys talk to the children?

KCB on July 31, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Good night – enjoy the win.

gophergirl on July 31, 2012 at 11:23 PM

He should resign now. Save himself the humiliation. “Time to be with the family.” But he can’t. Because he didn’t get there by himself.

Kenosha Kid on July 31, 2012 at 11:23 PM

I can’t wait for the polls to come out with the DNC adding same sex marriage on their platform. The black vote is not keen on it.

AllahsNippleHair on July 31, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Yeah, but “race” is everything on the Left.

minnesoter on July 31, 2012 at 11:15 PM

True. Levin said 91% of the black vote goes to Obama. How is that not racist?
Oh well.

AllahsNippleHair on July 31, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Can you imagine Carl Marx or Stalin trying to spew their crap if the internet was around…..

Electrongod on July 31, 2012 at 11:24 PM

I feel much better when the gap among whites reaches 25 points in favor of Romney… Once this is done then there is no way Obama can win the elections…

mnjg on July 31, 2012 at 11:18 PM

It’s still early and people will start paying attention when the kids get back in school.

JPeterman on July 31, 2012 at 11:25 PM

I still think Clinton is trying to get Obama to stand down from the nomination in Sept because of miserable polls. If Hillary becomes the nominee in Sept, Mitt is in deep stuff.

KenInIL on July 31, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Take a look at this racist poll from Rasmussen.

Romney has a 20-point advantage among white voters.

JPeterman on July 31, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Yep. I saw that earlier, but I don’t subscribe to Raz. Wanted to see the details.

Imagine that! Honkeys all over the place…. crawling out of the wood works…… terrifying!

Tomorrow the MSM will be calling for the exterminators to fumigate the entire country. I can’t wait to see the uproar.

Cody1991 on July 31, 2012 at 11:25 PM

You’re instincts and intuition are right in sync with my own.

thatsafactjack on July 31, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Many politicians give me that vibe. It odd, some don’t at all. I never once got that kind of a vibe from Reagan.

Bmore on July 31, 2012 at 11:25 PM

I can’t wait for the polls to come out with the DNC adding same sex marriage on their platform. The black vote is not keen on it.

AllahsNippleHair on July 31, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Take a look at this racist poll from Rasmussen.

Romney has a 20-point advantage among white voters.

JPeterman on July 31, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Racist bitter clinging bible thumping hating racists. /

AllahsNippleHair on July 31, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Could Bill Clinton be being considered to replace Biden? Could he? Would he? He’s gotta be missing those interns…

Rational Thought on July 31, 2012 at 11:26 PM

then we will be able to embark on the next phase of this journey.”

After an evening of good news, this could give me nightmares.

cozmo on July 31, 2012 at 10:52 PM

2. Implant symbiotes.

Axe on July 31, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Take a look at this racist poll from Rasmussen.

Romney has a 20-point advantage among white voters.

JPeterman on July 31, 2012 at 11:15 PM

I feel much better when the gap among whites reaches 25 points in favor of Romney… Once this is done then there is no way Obama can win the elections…

mnjg on July 31, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Levin mentioned the same poll on his show tonight. The Black vote is 91% for obama (it’ll be close to that for any liberal) and the other minority vote is about 56% liberal.

Levin said this is exactly why there’s the liberal push for illegal immigration, so that way the GOP will never be able to win!

The GOP needs to wake up, secure the border and stop being squishes on illegal immigration!

LevinFan on July 31, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Axelrod: Romney’s religion off-limits

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Mormonism off limits

Flora Duh on July 31, 2012 at 11:22 PM

I actually hope and think they are desperate enough to go there.

Bmore on July 31, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Team Obama at least senses trouble and reportedly is looking for a positive message. But what message? Stay the course? What course? For and against gay marriage? For and against fossil fuels? More Solyndras? More trillion-dollar deficits? A recovery more halting and uncertain the longer Mr. Obama presides over it?

This is their problem: To them, it’s all about “messaging”. “If we just say the right magical thing, everyone will vote for us.” Perhaps it would have been better to attempt to enact some policies that have worked.

voters who would never vote for Mr. Obama will prefer to stay home rather than vote for that rich so-and-so Romney. The White House strategy is a “shrink-the-electorate” strategy.

This is rich. They’re all for the idea of voter suppression when the suppressed are the folks who won’t vote for the jackass. But, voter ID laws–no way, racists!

Can’t take much more of this madness. (How can it be so f-ing close? These people are truly morons.)

RedCrow on July 31, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Sorry , he donated to his own campaign
today !
Pathetic !

Lucano on July 31, 2012 at 11:29 PM

True. Levin said 91% of the black vote goes to Obama. How is that not racist?
Oh well.

AllahsNippleHair on July 31, 2012 at 11:23 PM

That’s the first tendency to think that but blacks are pretty much always close to 90% for the Dems.

BTW I just missed ya on here Sunday night, sometimes I’ll put on some Alice In Chains if I can’t sleep!

LevinFan on July 31, 2012 at 11:29 PM

I actually hope and think they are desperate enough to go there.

Bmore on July 31, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Oh they are going to go there – the question is when. I think that’s the last “card” for them to play.

gophergirl on July 31, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Bmore on July 31, 2012 at 11:25 PM

So many of them are willing to be ‘bipartisan’…. which often really means … I hate your bill, its bad for the country.. but if you scratch my back and vote for my bill, or co-sponsor my bill… and I’ll scratch your back and support you on ________.

Many are willing to actually switch party to protect their career.

And therein lies my problem with them. I don’t think we need career politicians. I like term limits all around.

thatsafactjack on July 31, 2012 at 11:30 PM

“So the upshot is if the election were held today, I think it would be close, but I think we’d win,” Obama said.

Noting that there were 99 days left until the election, Obama added: “If I can say that every single day for the next 99 days, then we will be able to embark on the next phase of this journey.”

Thanks for the smiles, charlatan.

Schadenfreude on July 31, 2012 at 11:30 PM

I guess Obama has lost his shine, huh? ~wry grin~

The problem with being ‘historic’ is that you have to keep delivering unless you died and became historic afterward (like van Gogh who only became appreciated and famous after his death). Obama didn’t do that.

I would venture the ‘white guilt’ phase of American society is over. Obama didn’t live up to hopes; the dog kept begging at the table after being fed chock-full so now it’s time to put him in the yard.

This modern year of 2012 is a lot different from 2008, yet the libs don’t know it. Most of them are still stuck in 1967.

I don’t claim to know or predict how Nov. 6 is going to go, but a lot of people on the left are going to be shocked, maybe horrified.

I just might buy an expensive cigar for the event.

Liam on July 31, 2012 at 11:31 PM

We can only hope that in his heart, Obama can truly feel the pain, sadness and fear of ordinary Americans, because it’s not hard to imagine that inside the chest of his opponent is a cavity waiting to be filled.

It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight.
It could be his head wasn’t screwed on just right.
But I think that the most likely reason of all
May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.

I think they’re going for the Romney is a mean old Grinch strategy. Dr. Seuss about as deep as liberals get.

idalily on July 31, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Could it be that in selecting Mr. Romney, with his very particular kind of baggage, Republicans picked exactly the candidate best suited to bring out the worst in our president?

Worst as in ” if they bring a knife you bring a gun”
or
worst as in ” you didn’t build that”
?????

burrata on July 31, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Levin mentioned the same poll on his show tonight. The Black vote is 91% for obama (it’ll be close to that for any liberal) and the other minority vote is about 56% liberal.

Levin said this is exactly why there’s the liberal push for illegal immigration, so that way the GOP will never be able to win!

The GOP needs to wake up, secure the border and stop being squishes on illegal immigration!

LevinFan on July 31, 2012 at 11:26 PM

You have crappy taste in music, but I’m a fan of your namesake. I love it when he goes off, but I’m afraid he might have another heart attack.

AllahsNippleHair on July 31, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Makes the night especially schadenfreudig.

Viva Cuba Libre!!!

Schadenfreude on July 31, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Jeff Greenfield, WaPo, Politico and the SCOAMF …

… all in a fugue state – fully dissociative from the world around them …

… putting belief in fairies and unicorns over the hard-eyed triangulative methods of the only Democrat to be reelected as President since FDR.

Every move made by the Obama campaign so far has been an appeal to a base …

… that does not exist anymore.

The answer is clear to WJC – after 3.5 years of corruption, massive loss of generational wealth and a complete and utter absence of ANY inclusive, positive, deliverable vision … the correct renaming of the democratic National Convention would be:

Welcome to the Little Big Horn!

William Jefferson Clinton speaking on the third night of the convention will certainly energize the faithful in attendance and is intended to be a head fake by Obama to draw the center and right (Blue Dog Democrats – a soon to be extinct species) wings of the Democratic Party into voting.

Unfortunately, the SCOAMF is gambling against the best political strategist since FDR not undermining his glorious fourth night.

Prediction: Unless the SCOAMF pulls an LBJ, the Neilsen ratings for the third night will surpass the Neilsen ratings for the fourth night by a crap ton.

PolAgnostic on July 31, 2012 at 11:32 PM

G’night GG and Minnesoter Still not sure what to think of you Minnesoter, but I read every post I see with your name. That’s something.

KCB on July 31, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Levin said this is exactly why there’s the liberal push for illegal immigration, so that way the GOP will never be able to win!

The GOP needs to wake up, secure the border and stop being squishes on illegal immigration!

LevinFan on July 31, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Never underestimate the outrage of all of us immigrants who came here the legal way. The backlash is going to be huge.

JPeterman on July 31, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Oh they are going to go there – the question is when. I think that’s the last “card” for them to play.

gophergirl on July 31, 2012 at 11:30 PM

I hope they do go there..But it will not be their last card!..They can get even lower!!..:)

Dire Straits on July 31, 2012 at 11:34 PM

I still do not understand the stupid way the Hot Air writers write down the “quotes of the day” threads. Why don’t you identify the person who wrote or said the quote right in the damn quote?… That is stupid folks…

mnjg on July 31, 2012 at 11:15 PM

http://www.coolpreviews.com/

It has made my QOTD experience less frustrating.

Flora Duh on July 31, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Sweet Dreams all. Congrats Texans on your win – if you were a Cruz supporter.

gophergirl on July 31, 2012 at 11:35 PM

That ‘well-oiled’ Obama re-election machine appears to have problems. Could it actually be that they were never that great, they just didn’t have quality competition?

Suggested re-election theme: “Hey! Maybe second times the charm!”

GarandFan on July 31, 2012 at 11:20 PM

2008 was an atypical cycle. The Republicans — more particularly, conservative Republicans — chose, in very large numbers, to boycott the polls. 2010 was a correction to that childish mindset. And 2012 will build on that massive midterm victory. America is still a center-right nation (thanks in large part to the fact that our leading racial identity groups, along with our clueless “youth” vote, tend to blow off the whole “voting” thing).

minnesoter on July 31, 2012 at 11:35 PM

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