John Sununu: Let’s face it, Reid is doing Obama’s bidding in smearing Romney; Update: “No one should feel sorry for me,” says … Reid

posted at 7:46 pm on August 6, 2012 by Allahpundit

Is there anyone on either whose naivete is so tender that they don’t believe this is true? In light of yesterday’s Democratic hack tour de force of tacit endorsement on the Sunday shows, I feel like the White House has all but confirmed that they greenlit it, Jay Carney’s perfunctory denials notwithstanding.

Politico minced no words in describing the arrangement over the weekend:

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…

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.”…

Obama and Reid have developed a close partnership during the president’s time in office, as the two have increasingly coordinated the Senate’s agenda to match the campaign rhetoric. And Reid, an ultimate loyalist, benefited mightily from Obama’s aggressive effort in 2010 to help the majority leader pull off a hard-fought reelection battle many thought he had no chance of winning.

Politico reiterated today, in the course of a story about Reid’s aide calling Republicans “cowards” for daring to object to his McCarthyism, that Reid has “private backing from the White House and President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign.” And why wouldn’t he? No one seriously believes anymore that he takes his own “new brand of politics” B.S. seriously; that disappeared long ago in a haze of demagoguery aimed at the Koch brothers, the Chamber of Commerce, etc. It’s not in Reid’s interest to freelance an attack like this either. He may well have to deal with President Romney as majority leader, and even if he doesn’t, he’s irritating Republicans like McCain and Graham who might otherwise work with him during a second Obama term. O’s the one who clearly benefits from all this since he gets his dirty work done while staying “above the fray.” As always.

Exit question: I know Ed touched on this earlier but I’m still trying to parse the “logic” of it. Can anyone explain this comment from Pelosi: “Harry Reid made a statement that is true. Somebody told him. It is a fact”? Is she actually saying that if someone makes an unsubstantiated charge to you and you broadcast it while crediting them, you’ve been strictly “factual” because they did, in fact, say what you said they said? Hello?

Update: If you’re one of the many who’ve been crying their eyes out for poor Harry, he wants you to know that it’s now okay to stop.

“No one should feel sorry for me,” Reid said in Las Vegas on Monday afternoon during a preview of a clean energy summit he’s hosting there Tuesday, even as his incendiary remarks about Romney have turned the GOP magnifying glass onto himself…

Republicans have also made veiled and not-so-veiled hints that they’re prepared for an extended public discussion of Reid’s own finances.

Bring it on, Reid said.

“All you have to do is go look. I file every year, every stock trade, every piece of land I buy, all the money I have, it has the value of my homes, it’s got it all there,” Reid said. “So this is really a way to divert attention.”


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I challenged this absurdity as well; Ernesto lacks the courage to respond.

massrighty on August 6, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Don’t worry, he’ll sneak back in after awhile and run his mouth some more.

Count on it.

Could be the NewYawk Hipster DoucheBag Local 101 meeting got called into an emergency session.

He’ll be right back just as soon as the tugging is done.

BigWyo on August 6, 2012 at 9:02 PM

“No one should feel sorry for me,” Reid said in Las Vegas on Monday

Dear Senator Reid;

Actually, Harry, I feel sorry for the slightly-less-than-half of the voters in Nevada who got stuck with a dolt like you representing them in Washington when they had sense enough to vote for your opponent.

As for the slightly-more-than-half who voted for you, I’d say you, and they, deserve each other.

I’m hoping that, when President Romney takes office, one of his first Executive Orders is to open the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Depository, regardless of your opposition. And that while all that nuclear waste is sitting there quietly, underground, in vitrified glass, until our descendants figure out something useful to do with it which we cannot now guess at (see Expanded Universe by Heinlein), its existence drives you ever-so-slowly ’round the bend.

Well, further around it than you are already, anyway.

Sincerely,

eon

eon on August 6, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Here:

This is the answer to the bullcrap about Romney’s records.

USE THIS, ROMNEY! Dear Lord, it’s been out there like low hanging fruit!
Tax returns for ANY information about the evil bastard, Obama.

justltl on August 6, 2012 at 9:07 PM

canopfor on August 6, 2012 at 9:01 PM

:)

cmsinaz on August 6, 2012 at 9:09 PM

The ruthless Senate majority leader sees political gold in his attack on Romney

Poll tested, focus group approved!

wytshus on August 6, 2012 at 9:10 PM

No sweat Harry, I don’t think there’s any danger of anybody feeling sorry for you.

rplat on August 6, 2012 at 9:10 PM

This is the dirtiest greaseball politics in modern times, matched only by the Andrew Jackson divorce.

itsspideyman on August 6, 2012 at 9:11 PM

canopfor on August 6, 2012 at 9:01 PM

:)

cmsinaz on August 6, 2012 at 9:09 PM

cmsinaz:I wonder how soon,that tidbit will hit da fan,haha!:)

canopfor on August 6, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Politico reiterated today, in the course of a story about Reid’s aide calling Republicans “cowards” for daring to object to his McCarthyism, that Reid has “private backing from the White House and President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign.”

Jeebus Allah! What is it today with all the HA contributors repeating the useful idiot line to smear McCarthy? What’s next? You’re going to tell us Reid was “swiftboating” Romney?

CapnObvious on August 6, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Harry and Barry are just playing with their little ‘turd dollies’ … it’s all make-believe.

Pork-Chop on August 6, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Political Cartoon

Harry Politics

Flora Duh on August 6, 2012 at 9:18 PM

justltl on August 6, 2012 at 9:07 PM

I like.

I am willing to bet Romney’s classmates remember him.

Philly on August 6, 2012 at 9:18 PM

“No one should feel sorry for me,”

No one disagrees.

rukiddingme on August 6, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Jeebus Allah! What is it today with all the HA contributors repeating the useful idiot line to smear McCarthy? What’s next? You’re going to tell us Reid was “swiftboating” Romney?

If you haven’t noticed, Allah is on Reid’s side. Allah pretends to be conservative(not very well) just for the gig.

The Notorious G.O.P on August 6, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Somebody told me Pelosi rides a broom.

Elfvis on August 6, 2012 at 9:24 PM

I thought the Venona project proved McCarthy was right?

Anyways, Sununu rocks.

wolly4321 on August 6, 2012 at 9:24 PM

I got a phone call at home today and the caller said that Obama was a narcissist and a communist. Not too much of a stretch to say that both of those are true.

Southgirl on August 6, 2012 at 7:59 PM

That was me and I stand by my sources. Someone told me and that is a fact.

Clink on August 6, 2012 at 9:08 PM

I was told by those voices that El Presidente Downgrade is deep into all the scandals.

He should really be calling for a special prosecutor to help clear these issues up.

Chip on August 6, 2012 at 9:25 PM

If this is Romney’s October surprise, I suggest he move it up at least one month.

Philly on August 6, 2012 at 9:27 PM

did anyone see this on drudge?hmmmmmm
cmsinaz on August 6, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Eureka. Mr. Root didn’t finish it off. He never saw or knew BO there because it was another young man going to class, taking the tests and participating. Obama just took the grades and transcripts as his own, even the LSAT’s. It was he, Obama at Harvard, tho. Could this explain the Connecticut SS# he carries, like it was really the SS# of the guy going to his classes at Columbia instead? Don’t know what happened to that guy…maybe he died, tragically. (PS: You know that Obama’s registration for the draft he actually did in 2007 and not when he was 18. The form with his signature had been printed in 2007, not in 1980 or so when he was 18 and should have registered.)

gracie on August 6, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Political Cartoon

Harry Politics

Flora Duh on August 6, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Flora Duh:Lol,good one!:)

canopfor on August 6, 2012 at 9:31 PM

We’re not talking about the economy, are we?

We should be, but we’re not..

victor82 on August 6, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Right. Here in our own little HotAir world, on this thread, we’re discussing responses to reid’s nonsense and the Romney surrogates’ handling of it.
Out in the world, however (you do remember the world outside, don’t you) Romney is speaking to crowds all over America…and he’s not discussing harry reid. He’s talking about the economy to the actual people of America. And they’re listening.
Our little discussions here in HotAirWorld are not the end-all and be-all of the political discussion going on “out there”.

Solaratov on August 6, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Update: “No one should feel sorry for me,” says … Reid

I don’t think that you have to worry about that, chump.

Resist We Much on August 6, 2012 at 9:43 PM

http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/obama%E2%80%99s-college-classmate-the-obama-scandal-is-at-columbia/

this story is in the headlines over at drudge.

ted c on August 6, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Harry Reid Fathers Two Cubs With Underage Occupy Girl

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/08/harry-reid-fathers-two-cubs-with.html

M2RB: Rick James (Super Freak)

Resist We Much on August 6, 2012 at 9:45 PM

duh. sorry I was late to the party on the linkage.

ted c on August 6, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Mitt; it is time to maneuver. Surrogates, it is time to hit Obama on his college records and the Rashid Khalidi tapes.

ARE YOU HEARIN’ ME?

ted c on August 6, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Exit question: I know Ed touched on this earlier but I’m still trying to parse the “logic” of it. Can anyone explain this comment from Pelosi: “Harry Reid made a statement that is true. Somebody told him. It is a fact”?

I can explain it. Nancy Pelosi is addicted to prescription benzodiazepines. She’s out of her mind on drugs.

forest on August 6, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Should Obama publicly distance himself from Reid’s allegations, he would be going as far as any Republican did during the birther controversy.

You guys set the precedent here. Excellent work.

ernesto on August 6, 2012 at 7:59 PM

ITA, ernesto. Let’s talk about the economy and foreign policy instead.

How about that unemployment rate, huh? What is it at now? 8.3 was it?

kim roy on August 6, 2012 at 9:50 PM

ted c on August 6, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Mr. Root’s story comes together if BO wasn’t the one going to class (nobody knew him) but took the grades of the person who was. That someone else also took the LSAT’s for him. Maybe that someone else had the Connecticut SS#, too.

gracie on August 6, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Mr. Root’s story comes together if BO wasn’t the one going to class (nobody knew him) but took the grades of the person who was. That someone else also took the LSAT’s for him. Maybe that someone else had the Connecticut SS#, too.

gracie on August 6, 2012 at 9:55 PM

very interesting.

over to you Bobby Jindal.

ted c on August 6, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Do not try to make sense of what Nancy Pelosi says.

You will break your brain doing that. If you’re sane, that is.

(All bets are off if you’re liberal..in which case, her nonsensical ramblings might make perfect sense :-0 )

Grace_is_sufficient on August 6, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Whatever happened with Obama’s time at Columbia, like his birth certificate, cannot be held back forever. The records exist. Someday history will provide the final answer and all will be known.

itsspideyman on August 6, 2012 at 10:21 PM

harry reid likes being a distraction for obama. He is much more reliable and evil than biden.

Zanne on August 6, 2012 at 10:31 PM

aunursa show some damn respect to Governor Sununu, who has done more for conservatism in our nation in on microsecond than you can dream of doing in your pitiful entire life.

SuperBunny on August 6, 2012 at 10:48 PM

cynccook: Sununu is friends with Romney, they are both ex-Governors of neighboring states, and Romney has a house in NH. Sununu has been a surrogate from day one.

To anyone dissing Sununu, you are ignorant Hot Gas losers. The man is a rock in this state and his family as well. Of course we have faced it, he is not talking to you people, he’s talking to the greater media and establishment.

SuperBunny on August 6, 2012 at 10:52 PM

You guys set the precedent here. Excellent work.

Tropical Storm ernesto on August 6, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Tropical Storm Ernesto Discussion Number 22

during the past several hours…the inner core convection of Ernesto
has taken a beating due to mid-level dry air entrainment.

Del Dolemonte on August 6, 2012 at 11:22 PM

aunursa show some damn respect to Governor Sununu, who has done more for conservatism in our nation in on microsecond than you can dream of doing in your pitiful entire life.

SuperBunny on August 6, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Oh he did that alright. David Souter, greatest SCOTUS pick evah.

arnold ziffel on August 6, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Here:

This is the answer to the bullcrap about Romney’s records.

USE THIS, ROMNEY! Dear Lord, it’s been out there like low hanging fruit!
Tax returns for ANY information about the evil bastard, Obama.

justltl on August 6, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Yep. Little Bammie craps his mom jeans if he has to produce college records.

slickwillie2001 on August 7, 2012 at 12:05 AM

aunursa show some damn respect to Governor Sununu, who has done more for conservatism in our nation in on microsecond than you can dream of doing in your pitiful entire life.

SuperBunny on August 6, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Oh he did that alright. David Souter, greatest SCOTUS pick evah.

arnold ziffel on August 6, 2012 at 11:52 PM

No, Souter was originally Warren Rudman’s fault. He passed his name along to Sununu.

Del Dolemonte on August 7, 2012 at 12:05 AM

No, Souter was originally Warren Rudman’s fault. He passed his name along to Sununu.

Del Dolemonte on August 7, 2012 at 12:05 AM

I stand corrected. I still hate NE republicans—they be nasty :)

arnold ziffel on August 7, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Maybe she’s thinking about an exception to the hearsay rule…the statement is put forth not for the truth of the contents but for the fact that it was said. Uglyyyyyyy.

Blaise on August 7, 2012 at 12:17 AM

“All you have to do is go look. I file every year, every stock trade, every piece of land I buy, all the money I have, it has the value of my homes, it’s got it all there,” Reid said. “So this is really a way to divert attention.”

Then release all your records as an example so people can figure out how one can accumulate 10 million dollars fortune on a less than $200000 a year salary.

bayview on August 7, 2012 at 12:30 AM

“No one should feel sorry for me,”

LOL.

Kenosha Kid on August 7, 2012 at 12:43 AM

“No one should feel sorry for me,” Reid said…

Oh good.

….

I feel a lot better now.

Hawkins1701 on August 7, 2012 at 12:59 AM

At best it’s true someone told Grungy Harry a lie. But it’s more likely it’s just a lie lie.

One thing: I absolutely do not want to see Romney cave into this crap even one tiny smidgen.

Sherman1864 on August 7, 2012 at 1:17 AM

Update: If you’re one of the many who’ve been crying their eyes out for poor Harry, he wants you to know that it’s now okay to stop.

“No one should feel sorry for me,” Reid said in Las Vegas on Monday afternoon during a preview of a clean energy summit he’s hosting there Tuesday

I have a friend who served as a Mormon bishop here in Canada. He has since retired as part of the “Snowbird” community of elderly well off Canadians in Nevada. He now lives in Las Vegas with his American-born wife and enough firepower to overthrow Panama (he says he is unlikely to return to Canada as it would mean leaving his “loved ones” behind).

He does not attend the same congregation as “Brother” Reid, but he knows several who do. Reid, I’m told, isn’t exactly Mr. Popular with the local Mormon community. Publicly attacking a fellow follower of the faith for political gain isn’t new for him. Harry Reid infamously told the membership of this church that is 90% republican that his own political leanings make him a more righteous adherent of Mormonism than the rest of us. This has predictably made it more difficult for Reid to find friends amongst his own faith.

He says “Don’t feel sorry for me” and it comes across as a hilariously reality-challenged gaffe on the level of “You didn’t build that”. But heaven help me, I almost kind of do feel sorry for him.

He has brought all of this on himself, though.

Alberta_Patriot on August 7, 2012 at 1:19 AM

Reid can stick fifteen pomegranates up his butt and he will find no PITy here!

Sherman1864 on August 7, 2012 at 1:19 AM

No one should feel sorry for me,” Reid said in Las Vegas on Monday afternoon during a preview of a clean energy summit he’s hosting there Tuesday, even as his incendiary remarks about Romney have turned the GOP magnifying glass onto himself.

.

I feel sorry for the sorry mess that is Reid. Really. He doesnt look well yet he is still carrying coals to the furnace

They are just using him to make white noise to drown out Romney’s various good moves. Either Reid is so well situated he has nothing to lose, or he is expendable. At his level, he has nothing to lose until they move in the replacement so he may as well sing like a canary.

entagor on August 7, 2012 at 1:31 AM

every time I see sununu on screen, I want to vomit.

this country club republican executed a MUTINY against a duly elected chairman of the NH GOP.

for one simple reason…he had connections to tea party groups.

sununu shouldn’t be representing ANYONE in any capacity.

want to get me, and other tea party people in NH to vote romney? FIRE THIS MAN. send him back under the rock from whence he came.

warhorse_03826 on August 7, 2012 at 2:16 AM

I got a phone call at home today and the caller said that Obama was a narcissist and a communist. Not too much of a stretch to say that both of those are true.

Southgirl on August 6, 2012 at 7:59 PM

sorry about that, I just started cold calling people.
hope I did not bother you :)

dmacleo on August 7, 2012 at 4:56 AM

warhorse_03826 on August 7, 2012 at 2:16 AM

You will vote for Romney.

Sherman1864 on August 7, 2012 at 6:01 AM

Dear Sen. Reid,

Will you come out to the Capitol Steps and say those things you said in the one place in America that absolute free speech is protected?

Please come out to where your words are legally actionable via lawsuit, and you can give hints that you have knowledge that needs to be seen by proper authorities… and that your obtaining of them and breach of privacy is, itself, actionable as a result.

A cowards slurs and slanders amidst absolute protection.

If you have trust, faith and conviction of what you said inside the Senate Chambers, then it would be an act of devotion to your duty as a Senator, upholding your Oath to the Constitution, to come out and say these things in public where your words can be judged and held accountable by those you impugn. Come on out, Sen. Reid, and play out in the sunshine… if you have the courage of your convictions, that is.

ajacksonian on August 7, 2012 at 7:14 AM

For Christ sake, why doesn’t Romney or his surrogates DEMAND that Obama unseal his college transcripts from Columbia and Harvard!?

Just turn it around. If Obama’s feet are held to the fire on this, he’ll drop the Romney tax return issue like a hot potato.

Dammit Romney, grow a set.

Saverio on August 7, 2012 at 7:22 AM

I think reversing this tactic is fair.

Get a Republican Senator to go on the floor and announce that they’ve been told by a really good but super secret source that Obama is borderline retarded and that he never got better than a C- while attending Occidental, Columbia and Harvard. That Harvard’s faculty still laugh and refer to the “Obama curve” to describe how they really have to skew the grades to lift the less gifted students to marginally acceptable levels.

The jug-eared Kenyan’s ego would not be able to stand such a premise and I guarantee that we’d quickly be able to see the college transcripts that the filthy lying coward has yet to release.

Happy Nomad on August 7, 2012 at 7:25 AM

The Senate should vote to censure Reid. Doesn’t even have to pass to send the message and stain his stellar career.

gracie on August 7, 2012 at 7:49 AM

Doesn’t even have to pass to send the message and stain his stellar career.

gracie on August 7, 2012 at 7:49 AM

Gracie,

Harry Reid’s career has long been as stained as Monica Lewinski’s blue dress.

Happy Nomad on August 7, 2012 at 7:57 AM

How about the sweet deal 0bama got on his home in Chicago?
Didn’t he obtain it at well below fair market value in some shady deal? Does teh One owe taxes on that deal? How about some transparency?

freedomfirst on August 7, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Scooter is distancing himself for Dinghy Harry. He knows that the more they press on this, the more blowback he will get for having such a shadowy past.

There is still too much that we do not know concerning the past of this Manchurian President.

kingsjester on August 7, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Harry Reid has a gerbil named “Someone.”

LASue on August 6, 2012 at 7:57 PM

That poor poor gerbil. We all know what those closeted GLTG types do with them.

44Magnum on August 7, 2012 at 9:09 AM

“No one should feel sorry for me,” Reid said in Las Vegas on Monday…

I never feel sorry for pedophiles.

Akzed on August 7, 2012 at 9:16 AM

The jug-eared Kenyan’s ego would not be able to stand such a premise and I guarantee that we’d quickly be able to see the college transcripts that the filthy lying coward has yet to release.
Happy Nomad on August 7, 2012 at 7:25 AM

Mmmm no. Can’t release transcripts that identify him as a foreign student.

Akzed on August 7, 2012 at 9:18 AM

I remember when Congress tried to pass an Amnesty bill and the capitol phone lines were melted down. Nobody gives a crap. LV mayor and up and coming establishments such as the UFC HQ in LV should be melting down. Harry Reid should be reviled by his people for F-ing them over economically. The rest of the country should tell LV to go to hell. You deserve what you get, fat, lazy and doped up on big pharma Americans.

pc on August 7, 2012 at 9:23 AM

The bottom line is that Reid won this fight by knockout. Romney has tanked in the polls since his attacks (and the good jobs numbers), and all the GOP can do is whine and cry “stop it!”

Republicans don’t have the stomach to fight and are getting their butts kicked.

gumbyandpokey on August 7, 2012 at 9:25 AM

“No one should feel sorry for me,” Reid said in Las Vegas on Monday

Don’t mention it, Dirty Harry. We don’t.

We know what you’re good at in Vegas. Shooting crap.

Steve Z on August 7, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Yippee. The Conservative blogosphere and alternative media are letting Democrats waste yet another newscycle instead of focusing on the real issues. That the Democrats/Progressives see the writing on the wall and are becoming nastier than usual is a deliberate distraction. The issue at hand is the SCOAMF and his utterly disastrous presidency. He and his party need to be swept out of office en masse.

RobertE on August 7, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Nancy and Harry. Two of the most incredible liars and idiots ever and yet we are discussing their statements ad nauseum. The right wing media just can’t get enough of these two. We all get it! Move on and out of this cycle. It’s annoying.

BetseyRoss on August 7, 2012 at 9:49 AM

And Reid, an ultimate loyalist, benefited mightily from Obama’s aggressive effort in 2010 to help the majority leader pull off a hard-fought reelection battle many thought he had no chance of winning.

This is what worries me about the upcoming election. If Zero can pull this off for Dingy, maybe he can do it for himself, too.

Kissmygrits on August 7, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Reid, Obama and the political left wallow in their dirt. Who calls them on it? This garbage will backfire and it certainly won’t help the economy, deliberately ruined by the Democrats, and the issue that counts.

arand on August 7, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Should Obama publicly distance himself from Reid’s allegations, he would be going as far as any Republican did during the birther controversy.

You guys set the precedent here. Excellent work.

ernesto on August 6, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Guess you forgot that Truthers were on the scene first. But it’s nice to know you’ve adopted the DNC platform of always blaming someone else. Must be nice.

Esthier on August 7, 2012 at 10:41 AM

And how exactly does Obama or Reid think these tactics will lead to more bipartisan cooperation on solving our country’s problems? How can the media watch these goons attack the character and integrity of the GOP on a daily basis and then fault the GOP for being intransigent against Obama’s agenda?

HoosierStateofMind on August 7, 2012 at 10:52 AM

Wayne Allen Root has it right. The Obama scandal is at Columbia and Romney should demand to see those transcripts. HAers right, again.

totherightofthem on August 7, 2012 at 9:28 AM

I think PBO just needs a little more time to make sure the photoshop job is done properly.

Lan Astaslem on August 7, 2012 at 11:39 AM

I heard from a source that I trust that Harry Reid is a big pile of moose crap. Now….I did not say it but as I said..the source is reliable so I can say with a great deal of certainty that it is true.

logicman_1998 on August 7, 2012 at 12:21 PM

You will vote for Romney.
Sherman1864 on August 7, 2012 at 6:01 AM

no, I most certainly WON’T. I don’t like how the road was paved for him, as if he couldn’t win a good fight on his own. Kimball here in NH wanted to give every candidate equal time and let the voters decide. that’s wasn’t good enough for sununu. he had to engineer the win for his fellow RINO.

I’m tired of the “lesser of two evils” being just a watered-down kinda-sorta-semi-maybe-on-a-good-day conservative. and when given a “compelling argument” (read as “bullsh!t”) he’ll fold and sign anything he thinks is popular.

mitt romney’s battle flag is a wind sock. he’ll go the way the wind takes him. he’ll tell us what he thinks we want to hear to get him to vote for him. and then once in office he will do more damage than obama ever did. because then most us will be ASLEEP, thinking our guy is at the helm!

warhorse_03826 on August 7, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Is she actually saying that if someone makes an unsubstantiated charge to you and you broadcast it while crediting them, you’ve been strictly “factual” because they did, in fact, say what you said they said? Hello?

It’s a perfect example of the “Common Knowledge”(TM) technique that liberals love to use to “prove” anything from The Coming Ice Age Global Warming Climate Change to the “fact” that Romney is a tax cheat.

It’s a variation of the “Big Lie” method — get enough people to say the same thing again and again, and the weak-minded (i.e., the donk base) and the intellectually dishonest (i.e., the donk media) will eventually accept the allegations as being true: “Everybody knows” that Romney didn’t pay taxes for 10 years, because “They keep saying it, so it must be true.”

Recall Al Gore’s projection of this methodology onto Fox News and the Republicans with his “zeitgeist” comment: “And pretty soon, they’ll [FNC and the RNC] start baiting the mainstream media for allegedly ignoring the story they’ve pushed into the zeitgeist.”

Remember, if you’re a liberal then you operate by a number of catechisms, including:

1. Glibness = intelligence;
2. Passion = persuasiveness;
3. Insinuation and innuendo = evidence; and
4. Repetition = truth.

What Reid and Pelosi are doing at the behest of the White House is nothing new when it comes to how liberals operate.

Spurius Ligustinus on August 7, 2012 at 1:28 PM

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