Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on August 4, 2012 by Allahpundit

Mr. Reid appears to be once again reprising a rhetorical technique he has mastered over 25 years in the Senate: repeatedly needling his Republican adversaries in ways that often push the boundaries of political propriety.

During the 2008 campaign, Mr. Reid repeatedly taunted Senator John McCain of Arizona, the Republican nominee, saying he should show leadership. He told a Las Vegas newspaper, “I can’t stand John McCain.”…

Mr. Reid called Senator Bill Frist, the Republican leader from 2003 to 2007, “amateurish,” and said in 2007 that Gen. Peter Pace, then the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was “incompetent.” Mr. Reid once said that Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, was “one of the biggest political hacks we have in Washington.”

***

The ruthless Senate majority leader sees political gold in his attack on Romney — and he’s got the blessing from President Barack Obama’s campaign for the attack, even if he lacks evidence on Romney’s failure to pay taxes…

On top of that, his aides say, Reid genuinely believes his source — an old friend and longtime investor at Romney’s former company Bain Capital — who told the Senate majority leader a couple months back that the GOP nominee didn’t pay taxes for at least a decade…

“What’s the downside? Jon Stewart getting all serious and haughty? Harry Reid could not care less,” said one Reid confidante. “There is no one in politics with a thicker skin. He’s having the last laugh. Reid’s strategy is working. It’s filling news holes and driving conversations.”…

Asked if the Obama campaign agreed with Reid’s comments, Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said: “Reflecting the growing number of questions Americans have about Mitt Romney’s finances, Sen. Reid rightfully pointed out that Gov. Romney has something to hide.”

***

According to a source familiar with Reid’s thinking, the majority leader, a former boxer, considers himself a political street fighter now, willing to throw a punch and get hit back big time for a cause. In this case, the cause is making sure the topic of Romney’s tax returns remains in the news, and in the campaign narrative.

The source said Reid is “happy to mix it up and put this back in the news” and added the “finger waggers of the Acela corridor won’t dissuade him from speaking his mind.”

Reid, the source said, is unconcerned about the hits he is taking on making unsubstantiated claims, because the Democratic base is fired up…

“I’ve known Sen. Reid for many, many years, and occasionally he displays some rather erratic behavior,” McCain said on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.” “To accuse someone of doing something without a shred of proof–that the allegation has any substance–is really something I, frankly, don’t understand.”

***

“I’m not sure what that line is for him. He keeps moving it further and further,” Ralston said when asked whether Reid crossed the line of propriety. “There are two sides to Reid. He says some intemperate things and he’s not very polished with the media. Then there’s the other side of Reid that is incredibly calculating. He has a goal in mind and he’s sticking fast to it.”…

“It’s absolutely constructive and a very important role not only for getting Obama’s back but also for America,” said Charles Chamberlain, executive director of Progressive Congress. “What frustrates me is Reid seems to be the only one. I’d like to see more senators, more surrogates and more Republicans call out Romney for not doing what other candidates have done, release their tax returns. Thank God for Harry Reid.”…

Thomas F. Schaller, a political science professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, said Republicans cannot blame Reid because they did not condemn attacks against Sen. John Kerry’s (D-Mass.) war record during the 2004 presidential campaign.

“Mitch McConnell and the Republican crowd weren’t saying the Republican attack on John Kerry was beyond the pale. If that’s not offside, this isn’t offside,” he said. “For years Democrats were criticized for not being tough enough and when they get tough they get criticized for being over the line.”

***

Spew first and sweat the details later, or never. Speak loosely and carry a stick-thin collection of backup materials, or none at all. That’s the M.O. of the moment, familiar from the past but in particularly galling and profuse flower of late.

It has spread beyond the practiced rabble-rousers of the far right, and Democrats are exuberantly getting in on this unbecoming, corrosive game. For many years they bemoaned an unfair fight: Republicans were by and large willing to play faster, looser and flat-out nastier than they were. Is there as much credibility to that lament today?

DO one tribe’s antics justify the other’s? Is this a road we really want to continue barreling down? We’re already on it, thanks in part to a presidential contest in which each candidate’s main pitch — I’m not half as awful as the other guy — points everything in a negative direction.

***

Reid signaled Friday that he’s not relenting in his attacks. He accused Romney of being “the most secretive presidential candidate since Richard Nixon” and pointed out that even nominees overseen by the Senate Finance Committee have to produce more tax returns that Romney is willing to release.

“Forget about president — Mitt Romney couldn’t get confirmed as a cabinet secretary,” Reid said. “The contents of the one year of returns he has released would probably be enough to tank his nomination anyway: secret overseas bank accounts in Switzerland and the Cayman Islands, tax avoidance tricks and a lower tax rate than middle-class families pay.”

***

MARTIN: And that’s politics. The bottom line is if the shoe was reversed, I guarantee –

PONNURU: So why are you playing it Roland?

MARTIN: — you the “National Review” and the GOP would be all over the Democrats saying release your taxes and you know it.

PONNURU: The “National Review” said that Romney should release his taxes.

MARTIN: OK.

PONNURU: That doesn’t make this not a McCarthyite low blow on the part of Harry Reid.

MARTIN: Ah.

PONNURU: You’ve got to call these things as you see them, not just be a political hack for your –

MARTIN: I do.

PONNURU: — for your team, Roland!

***

“Paul, you cannot defend Harry Reid on this,” said Cooper. “Can you? Seriously?”

“You watch me,” answered Begala. “First off, there’s tons of evidence. The one release that he prettied up…”

“There is evidence that he hasn’t paid taxes in 10 years,” asked Cooper.

“There’s evidence of tax avoidance. Incredibly aggressive tax avoidance,” replied Begala.

Cooper pointed out that “tax avoidance” was not the allegation that Reid made against Romney…

“I’ve been doing this for 28 years. When politicians don’t disclose their taxes it’s because they can’t,” Begala concluded.


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jaime on August 4, 2012 at 11:17 PM

My pleasure! Glad you like it. :)

thatsafactjack on August 4, 2012 at 11:18 PM

This has got to be Harry Reid’s reward to the middle class for supporting his reelection campaign in 2010. He is doing an excellent job standing with the missile MIDDLE class. We don’t need a coreless buffoon who will over tax working Americans in the WH

Uppereastside on August 4, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Fixed the iPad auto correct typo. :)

Uppereastside on August 4, 2012 at 11:19 PM

lil’ faux paus there, eh UE??/

ted c on August 4, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Fixed the iPad auto correct typo. :)

Uppereastside on August 4, 2012 at 11:19 PM

No…
I think you had it right the first go around…

Just that the missiles are targeting the middle class…
Like a laser…

Electrongod on August 4, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Sweet Child o’ Mine

thatsafactjack on August 4, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Uppereastside on August 4, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Like the others here said, then you won’t vote for Obama.

22044 on August 4, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Fixed the iPad auto correct typo. :)

Uppereastside on August 4, 2012 at 11:19 PM

I like where you bold the statement about Obama.

Electrongod on August 4, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Fixed the iPad auto correct typo. :)

Uppereastside on August 4, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Bless your heart, blame your unintentional honesty on the machine.

cozmo on August 4, 2012 at 11:26 PM

He is there by the grace of the Nevada GOP who managed to find someone he could beat.

lexhamfox on August 4, 2012 at 11:26 PM

My music posting privileges have been revoked :(

tom daschle concerned on August 4, 2012 at 11:26 PM

My music posting privileges have been revoked :(

tom daschle concerned on August 4, 2012 at 11:26 PM

What???!!!

Say it ain’t so…

:(

Electrongod on August 4, 2012 at 11:28 PM

DREAM ON

thatsafactjack on August 4, 2012 at 11:28 PM

22044 on August 4, 2012 at 11:22 PM

It doesn’t really matter who I vote for here in NY. Obama is taking the state regardless.

Uppereastside on August 4, 2012 at 11:28 PM


Cool song..

Electrongod on August 4, 2012 at 11:29 PM

This has got to be Harry Reid’s reward to the middle class for supporting his reelection campaign in 2010. He is doing an excellent job standing with the missile class. We don’t need a coreless buffoon who will over tax working Americans in the WH

Uppereastside on August 4, 2012 at 11:05 PM

He didn’t stand with the middle class and he didn’t win the middle class vote.

Obama lost the middle class vote by 20 points in 2008. He will lose it by that or more even if he wins.

Who is the “missile class”? Or, perhaps, you meant “missal class”? If so, he is not since Catholics do not support the abortifacient mandate imposed on religious institutions.

Obama has raised taxes on the middle class and he will raise them even more in a second term.

Have you noticed that he is only seeking an extension of one year for the Bush tax rates for those making less than $250,000?

As Steny Hoyer voiced for the Democrats:

“The president initially has it about right, at the ($250,000 level). But I would be prepared to go lower at some time in the future than that.”

If you vote for Obama, you are voting for a massive middle class tax increase in his second term and you can take that to the bank.

Why? Because according to the Obama administration, raising taxes on the “evil rich,” will only get you 16% of the way to closing the deficit. That’s it.

Resist We Much on August 4, 2012 at 11:30 PM

We don’t need a coreless buffoon who will over tax working Americans in the WH

Uppereastside on August 4, 2012 at 11:05 PM

+52 million

Schadenfreude on August 4, 2012 at 11:30 PM

My music posting privileges have been revoked :(

tom daschle concerned on August 4, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Mine hasn’t been revoked..

Let’s see where the limit is..

Electrongod on August 4, 2012 at 11:30 PM

+52 million

Schadenfreude on August 4, 2012 at 11:30 PM

+100

Electrongod on August 4, 2012 at 11:32 PM

The ObamaTax is regressive. Obama hates the middles/lower classes, vehemently.

Obama hates everyone, including his stupid Ds. All he cares about is to get enough fools to be fooled to vote for him and Michelle.

Schadenfreude on August 4, 2012 at 11:32 PM

music privileges revoked? dude? did you piss off allah at a drive thru?????

ted c on August 4, 2012 at 11:32 PM

I don’t know how you couldn’t sing it. I know if it were me I would be singing my heart out.

gophergirl on August 4, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Gabby Douglas didn’t even mouth the words, in both of the times she was on the podium for Gold, including her own in the All Around, yet all the other girls did in the team Gold. Could’ve been nervousness, I guess, but her eyes were darting every which way as the Anthem was being played in both instances. Didn’t even place her hand on her heart during the Anthem.

It saddened me to no end, her talent so magnificent, but it is what it is.

TXUS on August 4, 2012 at 11:32 PM

tom daschle concerned on August 4, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Good evening, Tom. When did you last post a tune?

thatsafactjack on August 4, 2012 at 11:33 PM

music privileges revoked? dude? did you piss off allah at a drive thru?????

ted c on August 4, 2012 at 11:32 PM

THis can’t be so..

QOTD is about letting loose…
At least on our side…

Come on Allah…

Electrongod on August 4, 2012 at 11:34 PM

My music posting privileges have been revoked :(

tom daschle concerned on August 4, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Where?

Schadenfreude on August 4, 2012 at 11:34 PM

As Orwell said, Mitt — you’re going to need to get dirty fighting the Left. Figure it out, preppy.

rrpjr on August 4, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Put on your haz mat Mitt. They do have showers—and if you know can handle rough stuff at least allow some surrogates. Nice guys finish last. At least show some fight.
OK ok, play like it’s Newt, Rick and Rick.

arnold ziffel on August 4, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Fixed the iPad auto correct typo. :)

Uppereastside on August 4, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Didn’t make it any more coherent or logical.

AZfederalist on August 4, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Gabby Douglas didn’t even mouth the words, in both of the times she was on the podium for Gold, including her own in the All Around, yet all the other girls did in the team Gold. Could’ve been nervousness, I guess, but her eyes were darting every which way as the Anthem was being played in both instances. Didn’t even place her hand on her heart during the Anthem.

It saddened me to no end, her talent so magnificent, but it is what it is.

TXUS on August 4, 2012 at 11:32 PM

I think she’s just awful nervous. She has a great smile but just isn’t self-aware enough to know when the cameras are all on her. She is a great and gracious interview though, gave all credit to God. She is obviously a hard worker.

ted c on August 4, 2012 at 11:35 PM

tom daschle concerned, explain yourself. There is no such thing as “music posting privileges”.

Schadenfreude on August 4, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Gabby Douglas didn’t even mouth the words, in both of the times she was on the podium for Gold, including her own in the All Around, yet all the other girls did in the team Gold. Could’ve been nervousness, I guess, but her eyes were darting every which way as the Anthem was being played in both instances. Didn’t even place her hand on her heart during the Anthem.

It saddened me to no end, her talent so magnificent, but it is what it is.

TXUS on August 4, 2012 at 11:32 PM

That is sad.

My favorite singing moment ever was the women’s soccer team when they won the gold with Mia Hamm. They sang so loud and so off key it was fantastic.

gophergirl on August 4, 2012 at 11:36 PM

weird…its working now. 8D

tom daschle concerned on August 4, 2012 at 11:37 PM

i dunno what happened, electrongod. never heard of anyone getting music privileges yanked…. just assumed it was allah.

ted c on August 4, 2012 at 11:37 PM

For our Obama Thumpers….

Electrongod on August 4, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Thank you Sharon Angle. YOu stupid woman. You couldnt put two words together but but of course it didnt matter as long as you said you were a member of the tea party. Folks, I identify with the Tea Party. But I still want to beat democrats. Especially creeps like Reid. We cant do it if we support people like Angle. Period. We had other reasonbale well versed people that could have beaten this clown Reid easy. It should be about beating democrats. Period..

Robb on August 4, 2012 at 11:39 PM

TXUS on August 4, 2012 at 11:32 PM

If this is true, Fluke her, not in a good way.

Schadenfreude on August 4, 2012 at 11:39 PM

weird…its working now. 8D

tom daschle concerned on August 4, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Oh….

Then I retract my last post…

Oh crap…

Electrongod on August 4, 2012 at 11:39 PM

tom daschle concerned on August 4, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Glad to see you’re up and running! :)

thatsafactjack on August 4, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Ohhh. must’ve been an issue at the commenter end, eh???? damn you, making me blame it on allah that RINO bastage…./…and candyass for that matter…../

sorry allah

ted c on August 4, 2012 at 11:40 PM

tom daschle concerned, explain yourself. There is no such thing as “music posting privileges”.

Schadenfreude on August 4, 2012 at 11:36 PM

You sound just like my mom! Explain yourself!

I was trying to leave a comment that included quoted text to jaime, and a link to a youtube video. None of it had objectionable content.

Anyways my last one went thru ok.

tom daschle concerned on August 4, 2012 at 11:40 PM

TXUS on August 4, 2012 at 11:32 PM

She must love her country as much as Michelle O. does, and the one she’s a beard for.

Let’s see if this gets reported. If true, to hell with her, I don’t care what hue her butt is.

Schadenfreude on August 4, 2012 at 11:40 PM

IN DREAMS

thatsafactjack on August 4, 2012 at 11:13 PM

You have some good tunes in your library. Do you like nice dinners, wine and long walks, talks in the moonlight?—and puppies?

arnold ziffel on August 4, 2012 at 11:40 PM

some stuff gets hung up in them crazy HotAir Filterzzz…the conspiracy theorists in us think that we’re getting censored when their actually hung in the pipe.

ted c on August 4, 2012 at 11:42 PM

tom daschle concerned on August 4, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Not meant to have anything more than the technical part explained…

Here is what happens sometimes – any or all comments can be held for a few seconds. Other times the source of the link is ‘trouble’.

It was just odd the way you’d written “music privileges revoked” when there aren’t any. No harm meant, whatever.

Schadenfreude on August 4, 2012 at 11:43 PM

11.6% unemployment, suck it NV, you voted for this dung sack.

hillsoftx on August 4, 2012 at 8:44 PM

And massive foreclosures and loss of home equity, and yet Barry is ahead by a fairly large margin. NV went for Barry by over 12 points in 2008. It is a lot of territory to take back.

bayview on August 4, 2012 at 11:43 PM

arnold ziffel on August 4, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Made me laugh! :)

thatsafactjack on August 4, 2012 at 11:43 PM

That reminds me (thank you), my multiple sources inform me they have seen Harry Reid robbing graveyards and even eating parts of corpses.

VorDaj on August 4, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Yes, I heard that too. Thanks for reminding me.

Perhaps he is a zombie? That would explain both his complexion and demeanor.

Mutnodjmet on August 4, 2012 at 11:44 PM

esr1951 on August 4, 2012 at 8:55 PM

I’m very late to the party tonight, but I read your comment and Daily Beast link and all I can say is what Rush has said: there will be a ton of stories, anecdotes, videos, and talking heads who will blithely say anything to make it seem like Obama has a second term all but sewn up.

These types of things are put out there for one reason and one reason only: to discourage people into staying home. If they can create the aura of inevitability, as they are most assuredly trying to, so much the better.

So put your mind on ignore with all of it. Of course, you might want to study and analyze it to learn how they state certain themes. After a while, it becomes very easy to know that everything they say is riddled with half-truths, their own little fantasies and outright falsehoods, and they’re good at recycling crap from the past which they figure everybody has forgotten. It’s almost like explicating poetry without the elegance. :)

And in the meantime, work like hell within your community to get Obama out of office, however you choose to do so.

PatriotGal2257 on August 4, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Harry Reid is necrophilic.

Schadenfreude on August 4, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Never Tear Us Apart

thatsafactjack on August 4, 2012 at 11:46 PM

I think she’s just awful nervous. She has a great smile but just isn’t self-aware enough to know when the cameras are all on her. She is a great and gracious interview though, gave all credit to God. She is obviously a hard worker.

ted c on August 4, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Didn’t see her interview, but that does make me feel better, what she said in it. Just wished I’d seen her be a little more patriotic from the podiums she graced. Of course, when I was her age, I was flubbing infield grounders and every now and then getting a hit.

TXUS on August 4, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Made me laugh! :)

thatsafactjack on August 4, 2012 at 11:43 PM

good, you make me want to impress. :)

arnold ziffel on August 4, 2012 at 11:47 PM

He is there by the grace of the Nevada GOP who managed to find someone he could beat.

lexhamfox on August 4, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Oh puhleeze, you’ve got to be kidding. Can you honestly say, watching and hearing Dingy Harry saying the things he said this week, and the things he said prior to being re-elected by the morons in NV (e.g. “This war is lost”) that a functioning, literate adult with more than two synapses firing should have found Sharon Angle less capable of being Senator than this senile old fool? Seriously?

I would think that a lapdog media trying to destroy his opponent and massive voter fraud by the unions in Las Vegas and other casino towns had way more to do with re-electing this doddering old fool than any flaws on the part of his opponent. Sad thing is, the enough morons in NV listened to the lapdog press to allow the margin of fraud to be exploited.

/Hmm, said this had already been posted but I’m not seeing it. I can’t think there is anything bad in here for the filters

AZfederalist on August 4, 2012 at 11:50 PM

He is there by the grace of the Nevada GOP who managed to find someone he could beat.

lexhamfox on August 4, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Oh puhleeze, you’ve got to be kidding. Can you honestly say, watching and hearing Dingy Harry saying the things he said this week, and the things he said prior to being re-elected by the morons in NV (e.g. “This war is lost”) that a functioning, literate adult with more than two synapses firing should have found Sharon Angle less capable of being Senator than this senile old fool? Seriously?

I would think that a lapdog media trying to destroy his opponent and massive voter fraud by the unions in Las Vegas and other c.a.s.i.n.o towns had way more to do with re-electing this doddering old fool than any flaws on the part of his opponent. Sad thing is, the enough morons in NV listened to the lapdog press to allow the margin of fraud to be exploited.

/Third try: games of chance places bother the filter? Really?

AZfederalist on August 4, 2012 at 11:51 PM

TXUS; my wife also heard a rumor that her parents may be separating/divorcing, I don’t know for sure. Either way, she’s a kid from VA beach that has been training in Iowa for 1-2 years, away from her family, so there may be some family drama that’s got her sad and weighing on her lately. I’m sure that’s a huge strain financially on her mom. I’m also sure that the US team guys train the athletes what the athletes need to do on the stand, but she’s on her own up there without any of her teammates to lean on. She’s a solid kid though.

ted c on August 4, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Didn’t see her interview, but that does make me feel better, what she said in it. Just wished I’d seen her be a little more patriotic from the podiums she graced.
TXUS on August 4, 2012 at 11:46 PM

You’d think that the coaches and other sponsors would sit these young people down in some sort of orientation to go over protocol and general expected behavior. Sort of, “When you win the gold medal, the proper approach for showing respect for the national anthem is … and when another country wins, the appropriate behavior during their national anthem is …”

AZfederalist on August 4, 2012 at 11:55 PM

tom daschle concerned on August 4, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Thanks, tom. I listened to the first 7:30 but I’ll have to listen to the rest later. It sounds suspiciously like a current century acid trip.

jaime on August 4, 2012 at 11:56 PM

AZfederalist on August 4, 2012 at 11:55 PM

True. If she behaved like that, NO excuses, None!

Schadenfreude on August 4, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Never Tear Us Apart

thatsafactjack on August 4, 2012 at 11:46 PM

One of my favorite bands back in the day.

jaime on August 4, 2012 at 11:58 PM

“A lot of people from the gay community was actually telling me not to eat at Chick-fil-A and then you know, I started having these flashback because I started believing like, the gay community — we have went from being bullied to becoming bullies. And I don’t think that that is fair because I’m like, aren’t we like in America, like we have freedom of speech. We have the freedom to put our money wherever we want to. That’s what America stands on. So how can we just go after this group, you know — go after this company so viciously because they don’t believe they have the same rights as us. I don’t think it’s fair and I’d don’t think it’s American.

“I grew up, and my family is like you know, ‘Yeah Antoine we don’t agree with your lifestyle, but we accept you. We love you and don’t try to push your lifestyle on someone else. You can scare them or they just don’t want to be around you. And I was always taught that.”

- Antoine Dodson

He’s smarter than the mayors of Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, DC, put together.

http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/04/antoine-dodson-the-gay-community-we-have-went-from-being-bullied-to-becoming-bullies/

Resist We Much on August 4, 2012 at 11:58 PM

TXUS; my wife also heard a rumor that her parents may be separating/divorcing, I don’t know for sure. Either way, she’s a kid from VA beach that has been training in Iowa for 1-2 years, away from her family, so there may be some family drama that’s got her sad and weighing on her lately. I’m sure that’s a huge strain financially on her mom. I’m also sure that the US team guys train the athletes what the athletes need to do on the stand, but she’s on her own up there without any of her teammates to lean on. She’s a solid kid though.

ted c on August 4, 2012 at 11:53 PM

If true, that would explain a lot. Thanks for the 411.

TXUS on August 4, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Gabby Douglas didn’t even mouth the words, in both of the times she was on the podium for Gold, including her own in the All Around, yet all the other girls did in the team Gold. Could’ve been nervousness, I guess, but her eyes were darting every which way as the Anthem was being played in both instances. Didn’t even place her hand on her heart during the Anthem.
TXUS on August 4, 2012 at 11:32 PM

She is not old enough to know how to turn her back and do the Black Power salute during the medal ceremony.

But that is comedy gold. NBC is as racist as a lot of blacks, perchance?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2183284/Gabby-Douglas-NBC-forced-apologise-ad-features-monkey-doing-gymnastics-right-AFTER-victory.html

bayview on August 4, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Every Rose Has Its Thorn

thatsafactjack on August 4, 2012 at 11:59 PM

GOP Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) said Thursday that Mitt Romney’s refusal to release more than two years of tax returns could hurt him in the presidential election.
“I don’t think this will go away,” Jones told The Hill. “And if we’re still talking about this in September, he’s in deep trouble.”

Another republican that agrees with Reid.

Uppereastside on August 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Another republican that agrees with Reid.

Uppereastside on August 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Liar.

cozmo on August 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM

jaime on August 4, 2012 at 11:58 PM

That’s the beauty of a great tune… its timeless.

thatsafactjack on August 5, 2012 at 12:01 AM

2300 CST Dead hour on the comunity radio station, KDHX 88.1 :) 2 hours of nice music.

tom daschle concerned on August 5, 2012 at 12:01 AM

cozmo on August 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Hurts to know your opinions are in the extreme minority in this country doesn’t it?

Uppereastside on August 5, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Another republican that agrees with Reid.

Uppereastside on August 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM

You and them can Fluke each other, any which way you want.

Mitt should ignore all of you.

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2012 at 12:05 AM

If I Close My Eyes Forever

thatsafactjack on August 5, 2012 at 12:06 AM

That’s the beauty of a great tune… its timeless.

thatsafactjack on August 5, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Yep, good point.

Every Rose Has Its Thorn

thatsafactjack on August 4, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Hair bands. Who couldn’t like that?

jaime on August 5, 2012 at 12:06 AM

The GOP will betray you!..:)

The GOPe will betray you!..For the true cons!..:)

Dire Straits on August 5, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Hurts to know your opinions are in the extreme minority in this country doesn’t it?

Uppereastside on August 5, 2012 at 12:04 AM

What, that you are a habitual liar?

Every time you write your lies more people find out. Though since you are a nobody, it will still be an extreme minority that know you are a habitual liar.

And no, that doesn’t hurt me at all. Does being such a habitual liar hurt you?

cozmo on August 5, 2012 at 12:07 AM

If true, that would explain a lot. Thanks for the 411.

TXUS on August 4, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Sorry, but this is so leftist.

There have been Olympians who lost parents, siblings, or other loved ones during their runs, and they still observed protocol. If it can’t be observed at the Olympics, it will not be observed anywhere. She has NO excuse.

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Doesn’t mean that it’s not sad if her parents/her are having trouble at home.

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2012 at 12:05 AM

I’m sure he does ignore that kind of vapid comment. Its not Romney’s first rodeo.

thatsafactjack on August 5, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Another republican that agrees with Reid.

Uppereastside on August 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM

As someone who obviously supports 0bama, what is your honest opinion as to why he has failed to release any records relating to his past and educational background such as:
Passport files, University of Chicago Law School scholarly articles, Harvard Law Review articles, Harvard Law School records,
Columbia University records, Columbia University senior thesis, “Soviet Nuclear Disarmament,” Occidental College records, including financial aid that he may have received
Punahou School records, where Mr. Obama attended from the fifth grade until he finished high school, etc.?

Surely you must have thought about this, so what are your thoughts as to why he has failed to release them?

cynccook on August 5, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Sweet Child o’ Mine

thatsafactjack on August 4, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Is that some background music for Harry Reid while he surfs the net for child porn?

bayview on August 5, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Dire Straits on August 5, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Good evening, Dire!

thatsafactjack on August 5, 2012 at 12:08 AM

thatsafactjack on August 5, 2012 at 12:06 AM

You’re pushing all my buttons tonight. I loved the bad girls in the 80s.

jaime on August 5, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Its not Romney’s first rodeo.

thatsafactjack on August 5, 2012 at 12:07 AM

But he’s still not an enraged enough bull.

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Upper..

You a fag?

I can ask this..
Since we now have an evolved President…

Electrongod on August 5, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Another republican that agrees with Reid.

Uppereastside on August 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Liar. Where did the Congressman say that Mitt Romney hasn’t paid taxes in 10 years?

By the way, big boy, Harry Reid said this:

“The word’s out that he hasn’t paid ANY taxes for 10 years. Let him prove that he has paid taxes, because he hasn’t.”

- Senator Harry Reid

Yes or No. Is that a lie?

The last 10 years include 2010 and 2011.

Romney paid $3,009,766 in Federal income taxes in 2010.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/documents/romney-2010-tax-return.html

Romney paid $3,226,623 in Federal income taxes in 2011.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/documents/romney-2011-estimated-1040.html

Glad to see that you support flat out liars. It says a lot about your character, of which you apparently have none.

Resist We Much on August 5, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Another republican that agrees with Reid.

Uppereastside on August 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM

I’m sorry… I don’t see where Jones accused Mitt of not paying taxes for 10 years.

Did you enjoy seeing the Kerry’s tax returns? Yeah, I didn’t see those either.

btw – have you stopped beating the elderly?

mankai on August 5, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Good evening, Cynccook! I was wondering if you’d seen this. I found it very interesting reading.

thatsafactjack on August 4, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Agents?!? We don’t need no stinking agents!

LOL Sorry, I was still trying to catch up with this thread.:D

cynccook on August 5, 2012 at 12:11 AM

thatsafactjack on August 5, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Good evening!..:)

Dire Straits on August 5, 2012 at 12:12 AM

cynccook on August 5, 2012 at 12:08 AM

I thought you abandoned us. I’m sorry, I’m just about to leave for a while. Be back in a few.

jaime on August 5, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Hi, CC. We must come here on opposite nights. I don’t run into you as often as I’d like. Do you have a storm blowing through right now?

jaime on August 4, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Where have you been? :D I haven’t been here every night myself — this thread runs waaaay past my bedtime!

cynccook on August 5, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Resist We Much on August 5, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Way to much effort for an obtuse drive by liar who will only obfuscate.

cozmo on August 5, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Every time Harry opens his mouth – it’s another reason to re-open Yucca Flats.

GarandFan on August 5, 2012 at 12:14 AM

i didn’t see it as a slight at all. girls life just changed a whole heckuvalot and she may be struggling with it.

ted c on August 5, 2012 at 12:14 AM

I thought you abandoned us. I’m sorry, I’m just about to leave for a while. Be back in a few.

jaime on August 5, 2012 at 12:13 AM

If I miss you, have a great Sunday! :)

cynccook on August 5, 2012 at 12:15 AM

‘sup Dire!

ted c on August 5, 2012 at 12:15 AM

why he has failed to release any … Harvard Law Review articles

This is the ONLY thing that he ever wrote for the HLR. It is an unsigned note. It is highly unusual for a president or editor of a law review to write so little and, especially, to publish unsigned.

TORT LAW – PRENATAL INJURIES – SUPREME COURT OF ILLINOIS REFUSES TO RECOGNIZE CAUSE OF ACTION BROUGHT BY FETUS AGAINST ITS MOTHER FOR UNINTENTIONAL INFLICTION OF PRENATAL INJURIES

103 Harv. L. Rev. 823 (1989 – 1990)

http://www.scribd.com/doc/15458710/Barack-Obamas-Harvard-Law-Review-Student-Case-Comment

He did not release it during the campaign. It became known in some circles and the campaign confirmed that he did, in fact, write the case note.

PS: The title of his note, as well as the fact that he would be interested in such, should not surprise anyone who has an inkling of his radicalism.

Resist We Much on August 5, 2012 at 12:16 AM

ted c on August 5, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Good evening!..:)

PS..Michael Phelps just finished a fine career today!..Hat tip!..:)

Dire Straits on August 5, 2012 at 12:17 AM

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/olympics-2012/gabby-douglas-father-distance-divorce-divide-relationship-article-1.1128868

the girl hasn’t been anywhere near her family in 2 years during the roughest part of her life.

ted c on August 5, 2012 at 12:18 AM

CONFESSIONS:

(1) Just blew in after three hits of Swedish single malt whiskey. (Don’t ask.)

(2) Have not reviewed the thread. Dunno who’s on. Hello to all.

(3) Am I too late for the Flora~Lourdes steel cage death match? (My money’s on Flo!)

(4) Mrs war Planner (A.K.A., she who must be obeyed) has summoned. I’m out.

73s es dit sit.

The War Planner on August 5, 2012 at 12:18 AM

P.S.: Good for Gabby! She’s a wonderful young lady!

(And this from a curmudgeon who HATES the Olympics.)

The War Planner on August 5, 2012 at 12:19 AM

I caught that race dire. He had a strong race. I like the backstroke guy–matt givens, seems like a solid kid. He’s like 6-8″. Phelps blew his interview tho’….

ted c on August 5, 2012 at 12:21 AM

Sorry, but this is so leftist.

There have been Olympians who lost parents, siblings, or other loved ones during their runs, and they still observed protocol. If it can’t be observed at the Olympics, it will not be observed anywhere. She has NO excuse.

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Damn good point, and why Gabby Douglas’ conduct on the Gold Medal podiums bothered me in the first place. Her trainers/coaches no doubt had prepped her and all the other girls on how to act and what to do if they went gold. Even if she was having personal family problems or whatever, she should’ve handled her special moments far differently, and with respect for the country she represents.

TXUS on August 5, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Sad thing is, the enough morons in NV listened to the lapdog press to allow the margin of fraud to be exploited.

AZfederalist on August 4, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Great post as usual sir. Me damn tired of hearing how messed up Angle and Miller were. As for Christine O’Donnell maybe the worthless repubs in DE could have run someone better than Mike I like dems Castle.

arnold ziffel on August 5, 2012 at 12:22 AM

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