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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Cruz is already at 56/43, with only 3% left to report.

Schadenfreude on August 1, 2012 at 12:22 AM

So, it’s officially a massive blow out, kind of like the 2010 Tea Party was resurrected or something… ;)

SWalker on August 1, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Zombie Tea Party. Stronger than Regular Tea Party.

AllahsNippleHair on August 1, 2012 at 12:26 AM

The Zombie Tea Party does not eat brains… Democrats don’t have any… ;p

SWalker on August 1, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Time for some Chick Fil A Free Speech chicken!!!

AllahsNippleHair on August 1, 2012 at 12:23 AM

My chicken says ONE WORD to me dude — I’m off to church.

Axe on August 1, 2012 at 12:26 AM

Ha ha. Touché.
Your free speech, not the chicken’s.

AllahsNippleHair on August 1, 2012 at 12:30 AM

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Good evening lovely and talented one. I knew you would hear the Bad Company. ; )

Bmore on August 1, 2012 at 12:30 AM

So, it’s officially a massive blow out, kind of like the 2010 Tea Party was resurrected or something… ;)

SWalker on August 1, 2012 at 12:25 AM

You know, that’s psychotic, that thing they do. They assume that because they aren’t talking about it, it doesn’t exist. These people would cover their eyes to hide.

They are about to find out what exists and what doesn’t, and some of them may seize up. The ones that survive will be writing weird articles the next few weeks about how “unexpected” it all was.

LSM. Where thinking goes to die.

/rant

Axe on August 1, 2012 at 12:32 AM

The amount of potential that has been just pissed away. Heartbreaking. Leftist are the disease. The waste and shear misery of the black youth in our Country will take many many generations to turn around, if ever at all. Truly despicable.

Bmore on August 1, 2012 at 12:28 AM

It’s not just the black youth. It’s about 95% of the youth that’s gone through the liberal filter…I mean public school system for the last few decades. Eventually some grow up and learn about individual freedom and personal responsibility, but many learn it too late.

We need to do what the progressives did with schools, but instead of pollute it with union freebies and non education, we need to actually fix it.

Wolfmoon on August 1, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Good evening lovely and talented one. I knew you would hear the Bad Company. ; )

Bmore on August 1, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Haha. Good evening to you. I actually got here late, so I’ve only read AP’s posts & all the comments. I must confess that I haven’t hit the music links…yet.

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Your free speech, not the chicken’s.

AllahsNippleHair on August 1, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Uh. Need to off to church anyway. :)

lol — freakin’ talking chickens.

Axe on August 1, 2012 at 12:34 AM

It’s not just the black youth. It’s about 95% of the youth that’s gone through the liberal filter…I mean public school system for the last few decades. Eventually some grow up and learn about individual freedom and personal responsibility, but many learn it too late.

We need to do what the progressives did with schools, but instead of pollute it with union freebies and non education, we need to actually fix it.

Wolfmoon on August 1, 2012 at 12:32 AM

I know it’s not just blck youth. I was merely addressing that one aspect. No doubt leftist ideology crosses over to ruin regardless of race. I was merely pointing out the total generational harm that has taken place in the black community.

Bmore on August 1, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Axe on August 1, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Agreed, Axe. My theory is that we are not loud & obnoxious (a la OWS), so they assume we are “dead.” We are silent because we are determined! We are too busy with jobs, family, etc. to be hopping union buses everywhere. Nope. We just put our money, time & votes where it counts.

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Your free speech, not the chicken’s.

AllahsNippleHair on August 1, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Uh. Need to off to church anyway. :)

lol — freakin’ talking chickens.

Axe on August 1, 2012 at 12:34 AM

If the chicken asks for waffle fries, I’m right behind you.

AllahsNippleHair on August 1, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Roy ro Allah, the java code is screwing up again.

Bmore on August 1, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Westen’s article in WaPo shows what an alternative reality the liberals live in.

Obama’s first mistake was inviting the Republicans to the table. The GOP had just decimated the economy and had been repudiated by voters to such an extent that few Americans wanted to admit that they were registered Republicans. Yet Obama, with his penchant for unilateral bipartisanship, refused to speak ill of what they had done. The American people wanted the perpetrators of the Great Recession held accountable, and they wanted the president and Congress to enact legislation to prevent Wall Street bankers from ever destroying the lives of so many again. Instead they saw renewed bonuses — and then they saw red. Republicans learned very quickly that they could attack Obama and his agenda with impunity. Only at election time, or when he’s up against the ropes, does this president ever tell a story with a villain.

Wait…Inviting Republicans? With his I Won statement? or maybe the time he publically put down Eric Cantor? The GOP had decimated the economy (don’t tell anyone about Dodd and Frank and Clinton’s bill to force banks to loan to people who couldn’t pay them back). He refused to speak ill? I remember him calling them enemies. And his administration called the tea party members terrorists. The President has been making Republicans to be villains since he got elected. What universe does this Westen guy live in????

Christian Conservative on August 1, 2012 at 12:37 AM

LSM. Where thinking goes to die.

/rant

Axe on August 1, 2012 at 12:32 AM

No, thinking does not go to die at the Fifth Column Treasonous Media, the lies that they spin are some of the most creative thinking on earth.

No, honesty, integrity morals and ethics all are bleached bones at the Fifth Column Treasonous Media.

SWalker on August 1, 2012 at 12:38 AM

LevinFan on August 1, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Enjoyed it ..Later..:)

PS..I am trying to nudge Schadenfreude into taking your place with unseen..:)

Dire Straits on August 1, 2012 at 12:38 AM

Wow. I leave for like 4 hours and I come back and every story on the right side is the Obama Administration apologizing for something or realizing they’ve messed something up…

Um. I’m not even sure how to react to that. I thought they NEVER apologized or admitted wrongdoing NO. MATTER. WHAT.

UnderstandingisPower on August 1, 2012 at 12:38 AM

Haha. Good evening to you. I actually got here late, so I’ve only read AP’s posts & all the comments. I must confess that I haven’t hit the music links…yet.

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 12:33 AM

I believe there has only been one or two tunes. Are you pleased with the Cruz win?

Bmore on August 1, 2012 at 12:39 AM

looks like TX is following barry’s plans…go with the extremists, and pretty soon TX will be a battleground state

/s

r keller on August 1, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Now it’s working fine again Allah, must have been a momentary glitch.

Bmore on August 1, 2012 at 12:40 AM

No, honesty, integrity morals and ethics all are bleached bones at the Fifth Column Treasonous Media.

SWalker on August 1, 2012 at 12:38 AM

Amen!

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 12:40 AM

AllahsNippleHair on August 1, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Strange isn’t it, the leader of the most powerful country in the world tells it’s citizens that working hard and having knowledge is a character flaw ?
I think his comment ” you didn’t build that” was the worst and he could have stopped it there, but when he went on to ridicule hard workers and intelligent/smart people he went off the deep end .
Who was he trying to impress with this crap ?

burrata on August 1, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Are you pleased with the Cruz win?

Bmore on August 1, 2012 at 12:39 AM

I’m thrilled! I even flipped a couple of votes within my own family.
:)

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 12:41 AM

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Good to see you!..:)

PS..A song for the Cruz win..Do you remember??..:)

Dire Straits on August 1, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Yeah. With Texas in play and Wisconsin firmly in Acorn’sObama’s camp, the walkover of the normals should be easy.

pat on August 1, 2012 at 12:42 AM

r keller on August 1, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Lolz. We walked right into his trap, didn’t we?

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Team Super Mitt is holding back with the heavy artillery. Carefully walking on eggshells letting the Bama be Mr. Negative.
There’s enough Ocommie contradictions and lies still waiting to be dropped- using the Fraud’s own words against him- it would fill up at least 4 full half hour infomercials, quite nicely.

Hey – someone needs to get Bill Whittle into Team Romney support role and do a little afterburning on obie’s azz- now THAT would really fire up the liberal media bastions of honesty and integrity.

FlaMurph on August 1, 2012 at 12:43 AM

I’m thrilled! I even flipped a couple of votes within my own family.
:)

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Congrats! Nicely done!

Bmore on August 1, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Good to see you!..:)

PS..A song for the Cruz win..Do you remember??..:)

Dire Straits on August 1, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Always a pleasure to see you, Dire!
Yes, I DO remember. :)

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Obama peeked and this is what he saw, no kidding. They have nothing, nada, rien.

David Axelrod, the president’s longtime messaging guru, is a champion of the period. “There’s some finality to it,” Mr. Axelrod said. For those who think it stops “forward” in its tracks, he has a suggestion: “Tell them just to put two more dots on it, and it’ll seem like it keeps on going.”

Schadenfreude on August 1, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Just tuned in, but I hope from looking at the QOTD pic Baracka caca is having the biggest, bestest migraine ever coupled with bloody diarrhea.

arnold ziffel on August 1, 2012 at 12:47 AM

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Good evening, Grace!

thatsafactjack on August 1, 2012 at 12:47 AM

No, thinking does not go to die at the Fifth Column Treasonous Media, the lies that they spin are some of the most creative thinking on earth.

No, honesty, integrity morals and ethics all are bleached bones at the Fifth Column Treasonous Media.

SWalker on August 1, 2012 at 12:38 AM

“LSM. Where the truth goes to die …”

… and lies are like poison.

… and I’m using “bleached bones” metaphorically and without attribution. :)

I like thinkin’ posts SWalker. :)

Axe on August 1, 2012 at 12:48 AM

arnold ziffel on August 1, 2012 at 12:47 AM

LOL. So you’re a big fan, huh?

Nice to see you, arnold.

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 12:49 AM

SWalker on August 1, 2012 at 12:38 AM

“LSM. Where the truth goes to die …”

… and lies are like poison.

… and I’m using “bleached bones” metaphorically and without attribution. :)

I like thinkin’ posts SWalker. :)

Axe on August 1, 2012 at 12:48 AM

I’m a former musician, I write in visual imagery.

SWalker on August 1, 2012 at 12:50 AM

arnold ziffel on August 1, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Good evening, Arnold! I’ve been giving that some thought….

I don’t think we need to wish him ill…

He’s going to lose the election… and then he’s still saddled with round the clock secret service… and Michelle and Jarrett standing over him telling him what a loser he is for having lost his reelection bid… FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE.

Sometimes we don’t have to do anything to a person to insure they’re miserable… they do worse to themselves with their personal choices than we would EVER think of doing to them.

thatsafactjack on August 1, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Good evening, Grace!

thatsafactjack on August 1, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Hello, Jackie! Hope all is well in OK this evening.

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 12:50 AM

If the chicken asks for waffle fries, I’m right behind you.

AllahsNippleHair on August 1, 2012 at 12:36 AM

LOL — So funny. You draw the line not at the talking chicken, but at what the chicken actually says.

*runs screaming out of the house*

“What’s wrong?”

“The chicken! It was talking!”

“– Well, what did it say?”

Axe on August 1, 2012 at 12:51 AM

It’s like ‘forward, now stop,’ ” said Austan Goolsbee, the former chairman of the National Economic Council who still advises the Obama campaign. He added, “It could be worse. It could be ‘Forward’ comma,” which would make it raise the question: “and now what?”

The president signed off on his own slogan, but evidently isn’t sold. “Forward! Period. Full stop,” he has joked to his campaign staff, according to an Obama adviser.

On that, if on nothing else, Mr. Obama has bipartisan support.

“It’s sort of a buzz kill,” said Rep. Pete King (R., N.Y.).

Schadenfreude on August 1, 2012 at 12:52 AM

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

This needs a tune ditty!

Dreamer Roger Hodgson (writer and composer) with Orchestra
**********************************************************

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9QO_1525e8

canopfor on August 1, 2012 at 12:52 AM

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Was hoping you would..:)

Dire Straits on August 1, 2012 at 12:52 AM

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Well… we could use some rain.. it keeps going right around us! We seem to be the epicenter of hot and sultry these days.

Other than that I’m well, thanks for asking.

I see you had a wonderful election result down your way tonight! Congratulations!

thatsafactjack on August 1, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Sometimes we don’t have to do anything to a person to insure they’re miserable… they do worse to themselves with their personal choices than we would EVER think of doing to them.

thatsafactjack on August 1, 2012 at 12:50 AM

No one is better at harshing a dude’s mellow than the dude, for sure.

Axe on August 1, 2012 at 12:54 AM

http://youtu.be/XIX0ZDqDljA

Sometimes we don’t have to do anything to a person to insure they’re miserable… they do worse to themselves with their personal choices than we would EVER think of doing to them.

thatsafactjack on August 1, 2012 at 12:50 AM

jrsrigmvr on August 1, 2012 at 12:55 AM

The Zombie Tea Party does not eat brains… Democrats don’t have any… ;p

SWalker on August 1, 2012 at 12:29 AM

You sir, owe me a new keyboard. … and at least a bottle of Windex for the monitor. ;-)

AZfederalist on August 1, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Good evening, Grace!

thatsafactjack on August 1, 2012 at 12:47 AM

? I thought you had swam off. ? Is that the proper way for me to have said that?

Bmore on August 1, 2012 at 12:56 AM

No one is better at harshing a dude’s mellow than the dude, for sure.

Axe on August 1, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Wow. That should have been on SNL’s “Deep Thoughts,” Axe.
Heavy stuff. ;)

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 12:57 AM

jrsrigmvr on August 1, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Very nice tune!

thatsafactjack on August 1, 2012 at 12:57 AM

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 12:43 AM

i haven’t followed real closely, but i understand that Cruz clerked for Reinquist?

pretty good pedigree.

We won big with Mike Lee…I’m thinking this might be the same

r keller on August 1, 2012 at 12:58 AM

I was new to this country but I could never understand what those youths were complaining about ? How could a country let a whole generation go to such waste ?
I still have no answer to those questions.
Now we are bring in trash from other countries , as if we didn’t have enough of our own .

burrata on August 1, 2012 at 12:02 AM

.
The country did not let a whole generation go to waste.

A small group of liberal Democrats used the emotions of the times to set the country on this path.

The wealth of this country has been so great that it was freely squandered to pursue political agendas – by both parties.

The Republican establishment will still believe they will control outcomes if Obama is defeated.

But, as Mr. Dylan sang in my youth, “The times they are a changin’.”

Reference the demolotion of the establishment Dewhurst by the outsider Cruz tonight.

While my immigrant ancestors predate you by about 100 years, we share a common belief and a common value:

“In America, we can control our destinyand make our future.”

PolAgnostic on August 1, 2012 at 12:58 AM

I think his comment ” you didn’t build that” was the worst and he could have stopped it there, but when he went on to ridicule hard workers and intelligent/smart people he went off the deep end .
Who was he trying to impress with this crap ?

burrata on August 1, 2012 at 12:41 AM

The people outside the convenience store you use to work at and others like them.

Seriously.

AZfederalist on August 1, 2012 at 12:58 AM

arnold ziffel on August 1, 2012 at 12:47 AM

This one is for you!..The LP Toys in the Attic is awesome!!..:)

PS..just a little tune from my treasure chest!..:)

Dire Straits on August 1, 2012 at 12:59 AM

Bmore on August 1, 2012 at 12:56 AM

LOL! I had something to attend to…. I’m back, now. :)

thatsafactjack on August 1, 2012 at 12:59 AM

The Zombie Tea Party does not eat brains… Democrats don’t have any… ;p

SWalker on August 1, 2012 at 12:29 AM

You sir, owe me a new keyboard. … and at least a bottle of Windex for the monitor. ;-)

AZfederalist on August 1, 2012 at 12:55 AM

+ 100..Agree with that!..:)

Dire Straits on August 1, 2012 at 1:00 AM

We won big with Mike Lee…I’m thinking this might be the same

r keller on August 1, 2012 at 12:58 AM

Yes on the clerking job. And I agree it was a “big win.” I hope Cornyn is quaking in his $1200 boots this evening. :)

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 1:00 AM

Just tossed my last salvo for the day on one of the headline threads.

I’m feeling better, frisky, a tad dangerous, and it’s all thanks to TEXAS!!!!

All I can say is thank you – a heartfelt thank you to Texas conservatives who got Cruz over this hurdle. Every step is critical, and I’m proud of my Senator, DeMint, for lending a hand.

This has been a good day, so I’m retiring with happy thoughts for the future.

WELL DONE, TEXAS!

Cody1991 on August 1, 2012 at 1:02 AM

LOL! I had something to attend to…. I’m back, now. :)

thatsafactjack on August 1, 2012 at 12:59 AM

So Jackie, is that the correct way for me to have said swam? It always confuses me.

Bmore on August 1, 2012 at 1:02 AM

4Grace

We seem to be the epicenter of hot and sultry these days.

thatsafactjack on August 1, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Agreed. You and Grace are the epicenter of Hot and Sultry. (:

SparkPlug on August 1, 2012 at 1:03 AM

August 1st everyone!
Time for some Chick Fil A Free Speech chicken!!!

AllahsNippleHair on August 1, 2012 at 12:23 AM

My 10-year old son reminded me tonight that tomorrow was Chick Fil-A day, and that he wanted breakfast, lunch, and dinner from there tomorrow. When I asked why, he said that he saw on the news that people were trying to shut them down and “we can’t let that happen”. When I asked why people were doing that, he said “I dunno, but it’s a good place to eat, so why would anyone wanna do that?”

Kids say the darndest things.

TXUS on August 1, 2012 at 1:03 AM

I guess HA doesn’t allow cnn links…Via Drudge

A group of conservative black pastors are responding to President Barack Obama’s support of same-sex marriage with what they say will be a national campaign aimed at rallying black Americans to rethink their overwhelming support of the President, though the group’s leader is offering few specifics about the effort.

The Rev. Williams Owens, who is president and founder of the Coalition of African-Americans Pastors and the leader of the campaign, has highlighted opposition to same-sex marriage among African-Americans. He calls this campaign “an effort to save the family.”

Gohawgs on August 1, 2012 at 1:03 AM

The LP Toys in the Attic is awesome!!..:)

PS..just a little tune from my treasure chest!..:)

Dire Straits on August 1, 2012 at 12:59 AM

Yeah!! I only played that album about 100,000 times when it came out.
:)

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Bmore on August 1, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Yes…’swam away’ would be entirely appropriate.

thatsafactjack on August 1, 2012 at 1:05 AM

This one is for you!..The LP Toys in the Attic is awesome!!..:)

PS..just a little tune from my treasure chest!..:)

Dire Straits on August 1, 2012 at 12:59 AM

I likee. DJ Dire never fail—even if you can’t run fast.

arnold ziffel on August 1, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Axe on August 1, 2012 at 1:01 AM

ROFL. Rock on, dude!

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 1:05 AM

SparkPlug on August 1, 2012 at 1:03 AM

… I was too slow.

This time.

Axe on August 1, 2012 at 1:06 AM

If the chicken asks for waffle fries, I’m right behind you.

AllahsNippleHair on August 1, 2012 at 12:36 AM

LOL — So funny. You draw the line not at the talking chicken, but at what the chicken actually says.

*runs screaming out of the house*

“What’s wrong?”

“The chicken! It was talking!”

“– Well, what did it say?”

Axe on August 1, 2012 at 12:51 AM

Well, you know, potatoes can get you a one way ticket not a FEMA camp.
I’m not going out that way. Lol

AllahsNippleHair on August 1, 2012 at 1:06 AM

SparkPlug on August 1, 2012 at 1:03 AM

I thank you… on behalf of Grace and myself, kind sir!

thatsafactjack on August 1, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Cody1991 on August 1, 2012 at 1:02 AM

A good day, indeed!

Night, Cody.

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Yeah!! I only played that album about 100,000 times when it came out.
:)

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Where you been baby the last few nights? Do you have cowboy boots and a sundress since thatsafactjack said she don’t?

arnold ziffel on August 1, 2012 at 1:08 AM

hook em horns

Axe on August 1, 2012 at 1:01 AM

jrsrigmvr on August 1, 2012 at 1:08 AM

Agreed. You and Grace are the epicenter of Hot and Sultry. (:

SparkPlug on August 1, 2012 at 1:03 AM

HA! You’re just trying to make up for your TURNIP lies.

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 1:09 AM

B9?

):

SparkPlug on August 1, 2012 at 1:09 AM

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 1:03 AM

lolz..I think we all did!..:)

Dire Straits on August 1, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Bmore on August 1, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Sorry… I should have checked the quote…’swam off’, too, is completely appropriate.

Nothing like a swim and a cold martini!

thatsafactjack on August 1, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Kids say the darndest things.

TXUS on August 1, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Indeed they do!

Good evening to you, fellow Texan!

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Yes…’swam away’ would be entirely appropriate.

thatsafactjack on August 1, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Thank you, I had thought about rephrasing it with swimming. I was scared.

Bmore on August 1, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Country Road

jaime on August 1, 2012 at 1:12 AM

thatsafactjack on August 1, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Now Sparky will be insufferable…

Gohawgs on August 1, 2012 at 1:12 AM

Just tossed my last salvo for the day on one of the headline threads.

I’m feeling better, frisky, a tad dangerous, and it’s all thanks to TEXAS!!!!

All I can say is thank you – a heartfelt thank you to Texas conservatives who got Cruz over this hurdle. Every step is critical, and I’m proud of my Senator, DeMint, for lending a hand.

This has been a good day, so I’m retiring with happy thoughts for the future.

WELL DONE, TEXAS!

Cody1991 on August 1, 2012 at 1:02 AM

What happened today in Texas is unprecedented here and has sent shock waves among the establishment of the state and, I would add, in DC as well. This was the first big-state proof that the Tea Party is alive and well and on steroids, sending a message to the elites of both parties, that if you shivered in your boots in 2010, you’ll be pissing in your panties in 2012.

TXUS on August 1, 2012 at 1:12 AM

Nothing like a swim and a cold martini!

thatsafactjack on August 1, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Agreed, Gin or Vodka? Gin for me. ; )

Bmore on August 1, 2012 at 1:13 AM

Now Sparky will be insufferable…

Gohawgs on August 1, 2012 at 1:12 AM

Now? Lol! Did you ever get with cane_loader?

Bmore on August 1, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Where you been baby the last few nights? Do you have cowboy boots and a sundress since thatsafactjack said she don’t?

arnold ziffel on August 1, 2012 at 1:08 AM

Teaching & working out in a 90+ degree dojo has sapped me. It was 95 in there tonight. BUT, I wasn’t there as long tonight.

I’ve only owned 1 pair of cowboy boots in my life. I bought them for my Horsemanship class in college. Hilarity ensued.

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 1:15 AM

SparkPlug on August 1, 2012 at 1:09 AM

Not tonight I fear, SparkPlug, here’s to hoping I’m wrong. *clink!*

Bmore on August 1, 2012 at 1:16 AM

The Rev. Williams Owens, who is president and founder of the Coalition of African-Americans Pastors and the leader of the campaign, has highlighted opposition to same-sex marriage among African-Americans. He calls this campaign “an effort to save the family.”

Gohawgs on August 1, 2012 at 1:03 AM

And I call this campaign “an effot to cause twubble and keep people deepwee in wuv fwom wewizing thew wights.”

arnold ziffel on August 1, 2012 at 1:17 AM

Bmore on August 1, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Not to worry, B. :)

thatsafactjack on August 1, 2012 at 1:17 AM

B9?

):

SparkPlug on August 1, 2012 at 1:09 AM

She’s been really busy lately. She drops by when she’s able.
She always tells me to say hello to SparkPlug, though. :)

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 1:18 AM

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 1:09 AM

Ha, TURNIP LIES?

I have proof that your turnips were Hot and Sultry. I say “were” cause after a few days of lying around on the floor, in the aftermath, they got cold and moldy.

But I bet you still got some nice ones.

Gawd. Flora is going to kick me where it counts.

SparkPlug on August 1, 2012 at 1:18 AM

Funk #49

jaime on August 1, 2012 at 1:19 AM

Bmore on August 1, 2012 at 1:13 AM

Gin it is, then! Olive?

thatsafactjack on August 1, 2012 at 1:19 AM

Teaching & working out in a 90+ degree dojo has sapped me. It was 95 in there tonight. BUT, I wasn’t there as long tonight.

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 1:15 AM

O that’s so cool.

I’ve got a floor planned, outside. Why are you working in a dojo? Tell me more about the dojo!

Axe on August 1, 2012 at 1:19 AM

Nothing like a swim and a cold martini!

thatsafactjack on August 1, 2012 at 1:11 AM

I’m low maintenance. A sprinkler and a beer are good. ;)

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 1:19 AM

TXUS on August 1, 2012 at 1:12 AM

Has Perry made a public statement yet?

a capella on August 1, 2012 at 1:21 AM

arnold ziffel on August 1, 2012 at 1:05 AM

It should be required listening!!..:)

PS..I am not that fast..But I try hard!..:)

Dire Straits on August 1, 2012 at 1:21 AM

Now? Lol! Did you ever get with cane_loader?

Bmore on August 1, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Nope. Got back tonight w/o raising (any of) cane’s stuff…

Gohawgs on August 1, 2012 at 1:21 AM

I’ve only owned 1 pair of cowboy boots in my life. I bought them for my Horsemanship class in college. Hilarity ensued.

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 1:15 AM

I’m joking w/you and thatsafact. My daughter wears the goofiest conglomeration of stuff lately—boots, skirt, and a shorty straw hat. Women used to coordinate more. Sarah looked good in her boots and dress last weekend.

arnold ziffel on August 1, 2012 at 1:21 AM

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 1:19 AM

Ok that was world class funny. You get the gold medal.

(:

Thanks for the scoop on my B9.

SparkPlug on August 1, 2012 at 1:21 AM

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 1:19 AM

I agree..Beer rules!!..:)

Dire Straits on August 1, 2012 at 1:22 AM

Gin it is, then! Olive?

thatsafactjack on August 1, 2012 at 1:19 AM

Yes, please, otherwise it’s a Gimlet.

Bmore on August 1, 2012 at 1:23 AM

SparkPlug on August 1, 2012 at 1:18 AM

LOLOL. You’re in one of those moods tonight, SP. The funny thing is, you don’t need booze or medication to take you there.

4Grace on August 1, 2012 at 1:24 AM

Nope. Got back tonight w/o raising (any of) cane’s stuff…

Gohawgs on August 1, 2012 at 1:21 AM

Bummer, well you tried.

Bmore on August 1, 2012 at 1:24 AM

Green Eyed Lady

jaime on August 1, 2012 at 1:25 AM

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