Boss Emeritus to Romney: Nail Obama team for illegal coordination

posted at 12:41 pm on August 9, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Our own Boss Emeritus made an appearance on Fox and Friends this morning to give vent to rising conservative frustration over Team Romney’s response to the ad called “despicable” by liberal commentator Brent Budowsky, “scurrilous” by Time’s Michael Crowley, and a violation of decency by Crowley’s colleague Mark Halperin and the Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler. Noting that the core of the Priorities USA Action super-PAC ad is the same Joe Soptic that Barack Obama’s official campaign introduced in an ad of their own and a conference call arranged by the same Stephanie Cutter who tried playing “Mission Impossible” by disavowing any knowledge of Soptic yesterday, Michelle Malkin  urged Romney to start playing offense and initiate legal proceedings for the obvious and illegal coordination between Obama’s campaign and the super-PAC (via The Right Scoop):

Normally, I’d be leery about filing legal challenges in the middle of political campaigns, especially for Republicans.  They tend to drag on for a long time, and usually don’t come to any satisfactory conclusion at all, certainly not before the election in which they take place.  It usually ends up being a weak counter to whatever damage has been done by the ad.

This case, though, is unusual, for a couple of reasons.  First, the super-PAC issue has been owned by the Democrats, even while super-PAC funding will end up benefiting Republicans.  They have succeeded in large part in their attempt to paint super-PACs as eeeeevil shelters for eeeeevil Richie Riches who want to buy elections.  If the Obama campaign broke the law with the coordination on Soptic, it’s going to make Obama look bad for demanding more laws to restrict super-PACs while his campaign breaks laws that already limit super-PACs.  That’s a hypocrisy that goes right to the heart of their class-warfare strategy, especially in relation to super-PACS.

Next, we rarely see so much consensus on condemnation of an attack ad, and for that matter so much prima facie evidence of illegal coordination.  For Pete’s sake, they couldn’t even have Soptic wear a different shirt between the two interviews.  The implication in this ad is so outrageous, and the connections from Soptic to both the Obama campaign and Priorities USA Action are so obvious, that this practically begs to be used as a test case for enforcing laws against coordination between outside groups and official campaigns.  If this isn’t a case for investigation and prosecution, then the laws regarding coordination will never be enforced.  And we can thank Team Hopenchange if that’s the outcome.

Actually, I’m OK with that, too.  We need to get rid of outside groups in elections, but not with more ridiculous regulation and the direction of campaign-finance reform for the past four decades.  We need to end tax-free status for political organizations and rescind donation limits to candidates and political parties, married to a 48-hour time limit on full disclosure of donations and expenditures.  Make the campaign books entirely public, so we can see where the money originates and where it ends up.  That will make the candidates entirely responsible for the messaging, end the Byzantine structure that allows for these nonsense attacks, and obviate the need for spokespeople to pretend they don’t know someone they hosted on a conference call.


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BTW last week, 2 “opinion” articles ran on cnn.com about republicans\romney being whiners. Damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t.

Zaggs on August 9, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Any enforcement in this case would by necessity come after January 20, 2013, and then only if Obama doesn’t give a pardon to all involved.

Steve Eggleston on August 9, 2012 at 12:44 PM

For Pete’s sake, they couldn’t even have Soptic wear a different shirt between the two interviews.

Come on, Ed. You know very well that when Mitt Romney time-traveled from 1999 to 2002 to close down the factory, he left Mr. Soptic so destitute that, to this day, he can still only afford one shirt.

steebo77 on August 9, 2012 at 12:46 PM

He won’t do it. There are several issues that, if Romney would just do it, he could shatter Obama’s teeth on them. But he won’t. Neither did McCain with Obama, nor Bush with Gore or Kerry, etc. etc. etc.

AubieJon on August 9, 2012 at 12:46 PM

OT: The B. E.’s little salutes at the end of her Hannity segments are the cutest thing, aren’t they?

The War Planner on August 9, 2012 at 12:46 PM

“The Boss” is the best.

kingsjester on August 9, 2012 at 12:47 PM

FIGHT Mitt! Show some spine! Man up!

neyney on August 9, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Nuke ‘em.

trigon on August 9, 2012 at 12:48 PM

steebo77 on August 9, 2012 at 12:46 PM

..bill being sent to your residence for willful and wanton monitor and keyboard destruction!

The War Planner on August 9, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Keep in mind as well that not only would any resolution be after the election, but the FEC when they were asked to challenge Barrys lack of address enforcement for credit card donations just threw up their hands and did nothing. But Team Romney should make a public stink about it.

Zaggs on August 9, 2012 at 12:48 PM

This is a trap.

Obama wants to set up a theme where SuperPACs are bad, in an effort to blunt the effect of the GOP ad onslaught.

faraway on August 9, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Wasn’t even listening to what she was saying. Michelle looked especially cute in the video :).

inthemiddle on August 9, 2012 at 12:49 PM

FIGHT Mitt! Show some spine! Man up!

neyney on August 9, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Mitt’s too busy trying to relocate this guy to MA.

lorien1973 on August 9, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Overall, Team Romney needs to stop acting as if they can coast to a win this year. The ads they are running stink, and spend more time repeating Obama’s promises than pointing out his lousy result. If you stop listening after the first 20 seconds (and who doesn’t) they almost sound like pro Obama ads!!!

Man up Mitt!!!!!

doufree on August 9, 2012 at 12:50 PM

I’m hoping Mitt’s playing rope-a-dope until the debates, and in the debates he suddenly drops the hammer on Obammer!

And then we get to see a purple-lipped, vein-popping meltdown that no one can stop on live TV.

AubieJon on August 9, 2012 at 12:50 PM

For Pete’s sake, they couldn’t even have Soptic wear a different shirt between the two interviews.

He can only afford one shirt! And it’s all Mitt Romney’s fault!

forest on August 9, 2012 at 12:50 PM

inthemiddle on August 9, 2012 at 12:49 PM

That your only skill in life is polishing Obama’s knob makes me feel sad for you.

inthemiddle on August 7, 2012 at 5:33 PM

lorien1973 on August 9, 2012 at 12:50 PM

He’ll fight Barack just as hard as Norm Coleman fought Franken.

Oh, wait…

SouthernGent on August 9, 2012 at 12:50 PM

I say use the up & coming Saul as the attack dog. She really seems on the ball! /sarc off

Conservative4Ever on August 9, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Right now the OfA scum are out looking high and low for another dozen of those shirts so they can stuff them in Soptic’s closet and claim “Well, lookee here, he’s got a BUNCH of them…”

JEM on August 9, 2012 at 12:51 PM

He did not respond to Chick-Fil-A. He did not respond to Ms. Saul. He did not respond to this ad.

How badly does he want the Presidency?

kingsjester on August 9, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Romney doesn’t have to hire Michelle, be he sure should listen to her.

Dongemaharu on August 9, 2012 at 12:52 PM

I say do it, nail ‘em, who cares about when the litigation is decided? Use it as a distraction like they do and use it to keep the heat on a recidivist, lying, cheating campaign and their recidivist, lying, cheating incumbent candidate.

stukinIL4now on August 9, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Deer, meet headlights.

(AKA Team Mittens)

Bruno Strozek on August 9, 2012 at 12:53 PM

“… my people.” – Eric Holder

Seven Percent Solution on August 9, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Do it and I mean do it yesterday!

It is now time for Romney to knock off playing nice-nice with these Obama-thugs who play fast and loose with the truth and get away with it over and over again! It is time to hit them right where they live, and file a legal challenge that is designed to punish this type of behavior, while at the same time making anyone else out there thinking of doing the same thing to think twice.

No more Mr. Nice Guy, Romney! These people are out to destroy you politically! STOP THEM NOW!!!!

pilamaye on August 9, 2012 at 12:53 PM

If everything bho/team has done since elected that was/is illegal and taken to court, it would take decades just to name them?

holder will NOT deal with this and bho does not give a flying flit if it is illegal or not! bho just does not care because he knows nothing will be done about it!
L

letget on August 9, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Sadly, it is getting more obvious as each day passes that Mitt has no spine. He is starting to remind me of a Republican Hubert Humphrey: Always smiling, pleasant and “pleased as punch”.
Of course I will vote for Romney, but he sure seems to be weak tea when it comes to fighting back against left-wing lies.

Hoof Hearted on August 9, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Cutter to be cut…Obama will protect/pardon her, no worried.

A congressman said the same on Fox this a.m.

However, the Romney camp doesn’t have the stones.

Foremost his communications idiot needs to go. Ann Coulter is right on this one.

Some idiot female guest on Fox said this a.m. that the cancer ad is ok. When John, the host, asked if it is ok for the Romney camp to cut an ad that “Obama’s policies have caused 1000s to get cancer, die from it, true or not…” she said that it was in the works and we have seen nothing of what the Mitt camp will accuse Obama of.

It’s a surreal world in America. The land is run by degenerate perverts.

Schadenfreude on August 9, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Suggested book title for next Obama “biography”:

Barry Hussein Soetoro: The Audacity of Audaciousness.

wildcat72 on August 9, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Come on, Ed. You know very well that when Mitt Romney time-traveled from 1999 to 2002 to close down the factory, he left Mr. Soptic so destitute that, to this day, he can still only afford one shirt.

steebo77 on August 9, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Soptic miraculously kept his hair at precisely the same length and in precisely the same style/cut. That’s an impossible feat for ordinary human beings from day to day, let alone over a period of months. Obviously the dastardly Romney forced this super-human thrift measure on him.

obladioblada on August 9, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Here’s a thought…give both the incumbent and the new nominee $10m each and let them duke it out without any contributions whatsover. Gone are the special interests, the corporate sponsors, the unions. the hollywood elitists, That would do away with the accusations from both sides about where they got their money, it all comes from a political re-election fund. The guy who is smarter with how it gets spent will come out on top. And it will mean fewer stupid political ads that really don’t sway voters anyway and would spare them from listening to them.

Or limit a president to one term and then you get 2 totally new people every four years.

scalleywag on August 9, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Screaming about this is fine. Filing suit before the election would be a mistake.

Even for an open-and-shut case, taking your opponent to court during a political campaign stinks of poor sportsmanship & whining. It won’t win any more votes than simply airing the issue publicly.

SomeCallMeJohn on August 9, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Mr. Adelson has steely ones. He’s suing the Jewish leftist clus who libeled him.

Show a pair, Mitt.

Schadenfreude on August 9, 2012 at 12:56 PM

This is a trap.

Obama wants to set up a theme where SuperPACs are bad, in an effort to blunt the effect of the GOP ad onslaught.

faraway on August 9, 2012 at 12:49 PM

I thought that, too.

Now, I’m more convinced Team 0 is just scared crapless of the oncoming money difference.

Just think about how much Barry hated this SCOTUS ruling. It fits his MO to think Burton could do 0′s response only has to be “this is why I said the SCOTUS ruling was bad”.

As if he has no control over what’s being done. To re-elect him.

It’s his reaction to everything.

budfox on August 9, 2012 at 12:57 PM

This campaign is starting to remind me of the duel in Barry Lyndon.

Dongemaharu on August 9, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Next Monday… call a presser Mitt… Let them think you’re announcing the VP… and HAMMER this, and HAMMER $3.50 gas, 8+% unemployment, $16,000000000000 debt, FF and Delphi… then thank the reporters for coming.
-

RalphyBoy on August 9, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Do it and I mean do it yesterday!

It is now time for Romney to knock off playing nice-nice with these Obama-thugs who play fast and loose with the truth and get away with it over and over again! It is time to hit them right where they live, and file a legal challenge that is designed to punish this type of behavior, while at the same time making anyone else out there thinking of doing the same thing to think twice.

No more Mr. Nice Guy, Romney! These people are out to destroy you politically! STOP THEM NOW!!!!

pilamaye on August 9, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Not going to happen. Sadly, I knew this is the way it would be. Mitt is no more a fighter than McCain, unless it is against a fellow Republican.

silvernana on August 9, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Sadly, it is getting more obvious as each day passes that Mitt has no spine.

Hoof Hearted on August 9, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Obama 43, Romney 47%

Ignore the ‘drive down turnout’ comments.

faraway on August 9, 2012 at 12:59 PM

May we could put them in internment camps, eh Michelle?

Dante on August 9, 2012 at 1:00 PM

We need to get rid of outside groups in elections, but not with more ridiculous regulation and the direction of campaign-finance reform for the past four decades.

Like the TEA Parties?

DannoJyd on August 9, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Let’s see, would Harry Reid sue over something like this? Michelle’s right! Mitt should sue!

SailorMark on August 9, 2012 at 1:02 PM

If Mitt doesn’t do this, he will mirror O’s image across the globe as a laughing stock, without backbone. The’ll be really skeered of Prez Mitt

skeeterbite on August 9, 2012 at 1:03 PM

I was in complete agreement up until this point:

We need to get rid of outside groups in elections

Such a cavalier attitude to gutting the first amendment? REALLY?!?

Anyone who wants to spend their money to publish a political opinion should be able to do so. If people want to pool their money to express a opinion… you know, incorporate… they don’t suddenly lose their rights as individual people.

Ed Morrisey sounding like a leftist complaining about Citizen’s United… What’s with you lately? Upset Coulter took you to task in her column this week?

CapnObvious on August 9, 2012 at 1:03 PM

May we could put them in internment camps, eh Michelle?

Dante on August 9, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Speaking of “spineless”…

AubieJon on August 9, 2012 at 1:04 PM

The election will be long over before any “investigation” is over. Not saying that it shouldn’t happen just that this isn’t a gamechanger between now and November 6th.

And BTW, I say the investigation needs to follow the Harry Reid school of sleuthing. Let them prove that they didn’t coordinate this attack!

Happy Nomad on August 9, 2012 at 1:05 PM

He did not respond to Chick-Fil-A. He did not respond to Ms. Saul. He did not respond to this ad.

How badly does he want the Presidency?

kingsjester on August 9, 2012 at 12:52 PM

About McCain level.

Steve Eggleston on August 9, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Republicans always try to play nice so as not to affend the “moderates” or to attempt to win acceptance from the media. it never works.

exceller on August 9, 2012 at 1:06 PM

We need to get rid of outside groups in elections

so if a group of people want to pool their money and say something that a spineless rino doesnt have the guts to say, they shouldnt be allowed to say it? come on ed.

t8stlikchkn on August 9, 2012 at 1:07 PM

OT: New Dem ad shows Allen West beating old white women

faraway on August 9, 2012 at 1:07 PM

I think the average voter knows Mitt is being unfairly attacked. They expect him to rise above it all and just keep hammering his message, not attack more viciously than his opponent. Take the high road, Mitt. A lot of the media is already covering the ad as deceptive, distasteful and disgusting and given it a pants on fire and 4 Pinnochios. That’s campaign gold! He’ll seem like a crybaby if he tries to take this to court.

scalleywag on August 9, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Malkin for Romney communications director, alas…

Leftists, you are all degenerates, with Obama your Degeneracy Pimp. So long as he owns this, he is the culprit in chief.

Losing on the high road is still losing, Mitt-camp. Wusses!

The Obamas eat lobsters and you eat Spam, and you allow the topic to be about who ‘murders’ people, when Mitt is cleaner than a spring, to the chagrin of all the perverts on the left.

Schadenfreude on August 9, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Steve Eggleston on August 9, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Well, that figures. He has his campaign staff.

kingsjester on August 9, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Fight?

Mitt Romney??

Good luck with that, lol!

gumbyandpokey on August 9, 2012 at 1:09 PM

OT: New Dem ad shows Allen West beating old white women

faraway on August 9, 2012 at 1:07 PM

West will fight back, and hard, and that’s the difference.

Leftists are all degenerates now.

West will fight them.

Romney won’t.

Schadenfreude on August 9, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Have you considered, for even a tinfoil-covered split second, that some people in Romney’s campaign could be under a physical or administrative threat (such as of imprisonment, loss of job, expulsion), not to them perhaps but to their relatives or friends? I definitely wouldn’t put it past Chicago Team. Gov. Romney might get the Secret Service protection but his staff people don’t.

Archivarix on August 9, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Here’s a thought…give both the incumbent and the new nominee $10m each and let them duke it out without any contributions whatsover.

scalleywag on August 9, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Or, at ths point, the people with torches and pitchforks

skeeterbite on August 9, 2012 at 1:12 PM

ALINSKY RULE 3: “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. (This happens all the time. Watch how many organizations under attack are blind-sided by seemingly irrelevant arguments that they are then forced to address.)

ALINSKY RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new. (Attack, attack, attack from all sides, never giving the reeling organization a chance to rest, regroup, recover and re-strategize.)

faraway on August 9, 2012 at 1:13 PM

LOL faraway… didn’t see ya up yonder.
Great minds, and all that.

Sure wish SOMEBODY would stress just how much the ACA will be stripping Medicare !!

pambi on August 9, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Or, at ths point, the people with torches and pitchforks

skeeterbite on August 9, 2012 at 1:12 PM

There’s that!

:)

scalleywag on August 9, 2012 at 1:14 PM

I always, and I mean ALWAYS like reading what MM has to say.
It is the reason I started reading this site in 2006.

Smack em in the head again Michelle!!

ToddPA on August 9, 2012 at 1:14 PM

OT: New Dem ad shows Allen West beating old white women

faraway on August 9, 2012 at 1:07 PM

I thought you were being snarky until I switched over to Drudge. Only positive I can come up with is that the one woman looked an awful lot DWS.

Happy Nomad on August 9, 2012 at 1:14 PM

I wish I still believed that laws would stop this administration from doing unscrupulous things.

CycloneCDB on August 9, 2012 at 1:14 PM

I would rather see fight back ads instead of trying to take them down in the courts which will drag out.

Recently the Obama campaign has implied that I was responsible for the closing down of a steel mill and the loss of an employee’s job, his medical coverage whose wife died of cancer while uninsured.

I’m here to tell you that I left Bain Capital 2 years before the decision was made to close the steel mill down and at that time was in charge of running the Olympics for the US while not taking any salary for it. What the Obama has left out in their deception of their claim is that Obama campaign bundler Jonathan Lavine was in charge of Bain Capital and was instrumental in the closing of the steel mill in which that employee lost his job and medical coverage.

I’m Mitt Romney and I approve this message.

plutorocks on August 9, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Ed & Michelle…

So who is going to lead this “investigation”…Holder or his surrogates???

Give me a break…

PatriotRider on August 9, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Actually, I’m OK with that, too. We need to get rid of outside groups in elections, but not with more ridiculous regulation and the direction of campaign-finance reform for the past four decades. We need to end tax-free status for political organizations and rescind donation limits to candidates and political parties, married to a 48-hour time limit on full disclosure of donations and expenditures. Make the campaign books entirely public, so we can see where the money originates and where it ends up. That will make the candidates entirely responsible for the messaging, end the Byzantine structure that allows for these nonsense attacks, and obviate the need for spokespeople to pretend they don’t know someone they hosted on a conference call.

Ed, as much as I agree with your above statement, it will never happen. The people that make the rules (read: Congress) are the same people that benefit from those rules, especially when they are so extremely complex that no layman can ever decipher them. The same goes for the tax code and the out of control spending. None of those are going to change as long as the politicians (of both parties) benefit themselves by keeping the rules and spending as they are.

The only possible way of changing it is a sea change in the attitudes of the electorate to recognize the corruption and act on it at the voting booth. That requires an electorate that makes the distinct effort to be more informed about the details of what goes on in Washington, rather than operating on the soundbites of the politicians that they get from the evening news. And sadly, I don’t see that changing.

gravityman on August 9, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Here’s a thought…give both the incumbent and the new nominee $10m each and let them duke it out without any contributions whatsover.

scalleywag on August 9, 2012 at 12:56 PM

And whoever is cozier with the MSM will win by knockout landslide. Thanks, but no thanks.

Archivarix on August 9, 2012 at 1:16 PM

He did not respond to Chick-Fil-A. He did not respond to Ms. Saul. He did not respond to this ad.

How badly does he want the Presidency?

kingsjester on August 9, 2012 at 12:52 PM

About McCain level.

Steve Eggleston on August 9, 2012 at 1:06 PM

LOL, yep. This “why doesn’t he DO something?????” is sooooooooo 2008.

ddrintn on August 9, 2012 at 1:17 PM

I think it could be a good narrative – Obama argues for more laws and regulation on all of us while he violates the laws and the constitution.

Think Fast & Furious, declaring Congress in Recess, refusal to defend DOMA, granting amnesty to Illegal Immigrants, ending the work requirement for welfare and on and on.

2nd Ammendment Mother on August 9, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Man…Doocy is asking Malkin some really really tough questions here.
But that’s not gonna stop Michelle from throwing out some seriously strident b.s. – and in her usual shrill and shrieky way.
Fireworks!
Thanks for posting.
Ha.

verbaluce on August 9, 2012 at 1:18 PM

come on Mitt! do something!

like er…choosing TPaw. We all know it.

Slade73 on August 9, 2012 at 1:19 PM

OT: New Dem ad shows Allen West beating old white women

faraway on August 9, 2012 at 1:07 PM

My first reaction, okay, funny joke. That would never happen; then clicked your link. Wow.

the new aesthetic on August 9, 2012 at 1:19 PM

This is why I think billboard political ads would pay off. Let them see the skewering from both sides, not just 30 second ads

skeeterbite on August 9, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Wasn’t even listening to what she was saying. Michelle looked especially cute in the video :).

inthemiddle on August 9, 2012 at 12:49 PM

No wonder you’re ignorant.

Buttercup on August 9, 2012 at 1:20 PM

verbaluce on August 9, 2012 at 1:18 PM

u mad bra? cause you can’t get a woman like Michelle?

Slade73 on August 9, 2012 at 1:21 PM

They’re not going to complain about coordination when they do it too.

Ronnie on August 9, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Obama wants to set up a theme where SuperPACs are bad, in an effort to blunt the effect of the GOP ad onslaught.

faraway on August 9, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Yes, he just did that in the speech he’s giving in CO – to rousing applause. Even made a snide reference to Romney being able to spend more money in the coming months than he can. Guess he’s got his widdle feelings hurt that he didn’t get that billion dollars they bragged about.

Flora Duh on August 9, 2012 at 1:23 PM

I’d be interested in hearing from Bill Maher on how his investment is being spent by this super PAC(well…by interested I mean morbidly curious as to whether he feels the accusation was implicit enough).

CitizenEgg on August 9, 2012 at 1:23 PM

..concern shared (non-sarcastically) with K. J., MadCon, and the rest of the good souls here at HG over Romney’s current “baring of his gums” at Obama’s vicious, unscrupulous lying attacks. I still maintain there’s something going on under the hood that we’re not seeing. But I will break out in a full-fledged, wild-eyed panic when the death Star is turned on and only a dribble of electrons issue forth.

For now, there’s the Olympics, Summer vacations, bills, job worries, etc. blurring the focus of the electorate.

In the mean time, your attention is called to a fine article by Paul Rahe (h/t Powerline Blog) on this very matter:

Yes, Barack Obama is ahead in some polls. And, yes, it looks like a neck-and-neck race. But that is because the President is spending everything that he has right now in a desperate attempt to demonize Mitt Romney, and it is because Americans are not yet paying attention. Obama’s support is a mile wide and a quarter of an inch deep.

Note that the article is not a typical “it’s in the bag” tome but rather offers up suggestions (as are we all are doing now) on how this outcome can be achieved.

I submit, as a final point, if there is so-o-o-o-o much expressed concern over this situation, mightn’t it be true that the animus to eject this pretentious charlatan POTS is strong?

The War Planner on August 9, 2012 at 1:23 PM

verbaluce on August 9, 2012 at 1:18 PM

u mad bra? cause you can’t get a woman like Michelle?

Slade73 on August 9, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Well we can see you think highly of her…in an archaic way.
But don’t worry..I think she’s a defender an champion of archaic thinking.

verbaluce on August 9, 2012 at 1:24 PM

O’s super pac: “alright Mr. Soptic, now sit here and say this. What? change your shirt? Nah, don’t worry about it.”

Slade73 on August 9, 2012 at 1:24 PM

verbaluce on August 9, 2012 at 1:24 PM

I generally think of conservative women in an archaic way, cause they’re hot. The libs get…Debbie Toilet Brush.

Slade73 on August 9, 2012 at 1:26 PM

I wish I still believed that laws would stop this administration from doing unscrupulous things.

CycloneCDB on August 9, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Me too. They won’t. It would be a complete waste of time. Laws are for honest people, not Chicago politicians.

scalleywag on August 9, 2012 at 1:29 PM

This is why Republicans lose – they have no b@lls or no desire to win bad enough to fight for it.

This is a glaring example of the Obama team violating election law. And yet people say – oh no we’d be accused of whining, oh no, it will do away with Super PACs, oh no nothing would happen in time to affect anything, oh no, oh no, So all that will happen is conservative blogs will go on about how terrible Obama’s campaign is, BO’s campaign staff will giggle because they got away with it and the general public -if they even hear about it won’t understand what the big deal is because “if it really was major they figure the GOP would have made an issue of it.”

Makes you wonder why we bother.

katiejane on August 9, 2012 at 1:30 PM

For now, there’s the Olympics, Summer vacations, bills, job worries, etc. blurring the focus of the electorate.

The War Planner on August 9, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Yes. Hub and I were on vacation three weeks ago. Hub was wearing his “torches and pitchforks” tshirt when we checked into our hotel. The desk person inquired about his tshirt, asking if he belonged to a militia group. We had a good laugh afterward

skeeterbite on August 9, 2012 at 1:30 PM

haha skeeterbite! Did you tell the clerk you declined membership in the militia in favor of the more mainstream racist Tea Party?

Slade73 on August 9, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Yea, right. Nothing will happen. Nothing ever does. I’ve watched this schtick since the 70′s and I would love to see a change, but do not expect it. Talk is cheap. Action is hard.

cdtaxlady on August 9, 2012 at 1:32 PM

to libs, logic is “archaic thinking”

Slade73 on August 9, 2012 at 1:34 PM

I’m voting for Roseanne Barr and Cindy Sheehan in November!

Lew Rockwell on August 9, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Del Dolemonte on August 9, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Not to be picky, but shouldn’t that be Boss EmeritA? Similar to alumnus and alumna? Would really like to know. Thanks.

francesca on August 9, 2012 at 1:36 PM

haha skeeterbite! Did you tell the clerk you declined membership in the militia in favor of the more mainstream racist Tea Party?

Slade73 on August 9, 2012 at 1:32 PM

You know it, then asked if he was scared of us, was he going to call a cop? He said he was from Canada. Great laugh when we got to our room.

skeeterbite on August 9, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Yea, right. Nothing will happen. Nothing ever does. I’ve watched this schtick since the 70′s and I would love to see a change, but do not expect it. Talk is cheap. Action is hard.

cdtaxlady on August 9, 2012 at 1:32 PM

..with the greatest of respect, did you happen to notice anything going on in 1980 and 1984?

The War Planner on August 9, 2012 at 1:37 PM

If charging the administration with violating campaign laws has to go through the Justice Department, well, I don’t even need to finish that sentence.

scalleywag on August 9, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Del Dolemonte on August 9, 2012 at 1:35 PM

..I don’t get it.

The War Planner on August 9, 2012 at 1:40 PM

“The Boss” is the best.

kingsjester on August 9, 2012 at 12:47 PM

She sure is.

SparkPlug on August 9, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Dream on, Michelle – but what you want isn’t going to happen. First of all, low-information voters who are the targests of cheap shot ads like this won’t understand (or won’t make the effort to try to understand) why Obama isn’t supposed to tell a PAC what to put in their ads. It’s more likely that these voters will assume the opposite is just hunky dory. Second, Romney really doesn’t need to do anything; this ad was so over the top that even liberals are dissing it. That’s what Romney should highlight, not get bogged down in the legal technicalities. And, finally, even if Romney did make a legal issue out of it, what are the chances that Obama or Burton would ever get convicted — especially if the DOJ is involved.

natasha333 on August 9, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Oh, “investigated”, forsooth!

By whom? Eric the Red? The toothless old watchdogs at FPPC? Maybe Barney Fife…

mojo on August 9, 2012 at 1:41 PM

..bill being sent to your residence for willful and wanton monitor and keyboard destruction!

The War Planner on August 9, 2012 at 12:48 PM

I could never pay that bill because 1999 Mitt Romney just time-traveled to 2012 to shutter my company and ruin my life.

steebo77 on August 9, 2012 at 1:42 PM

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