Romney rips Obama over Biden’s “chains” remark: These smears are disgracing the office of the presidency

posted at 10:01 pm on August 14, 2012 by Allahpundit

Strong words on a day when the already infamous Obama Super PAC steelworker smear ad finally aired in Ohio.

Time to start chipping away at that “likability gap.”

Mitt Romney used a tough new campaign speech to personally blast the Obama campaign on Tuesday, saying comments earlier in the day from Vice President Biden are “what an angry and desperate Presidency looks like.”

“Mr. President, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago,” Romney said while campaigning in Ohio…

“His campaign and his surrogates have made wild and reckless accusations that disgrace the office of the Presidency. Another outrageous charge came a few hours ago in Virginia. And the White House sinks a little bit lower,” Romney said.

“This is an election in which we should be talking about the path ahead, but you don’t hear any answers coming from President Obama’s re-election campaign. That’s because he’s intellectually exhausted, out of ideas, and out of energy. And so his campaign has resorted to diversions and distractions, to demagoguing and defaming others. This is an old game in politics; what’s different this year is that the president is taking things to a new low.”

Romney’s known for biting negative ads (or rather, his Super PAC’s known for them) but that’s the most brutal criticism of another pol that I’ve heard him deliver personally. Three things going on here, I think. One: Like I said, he’s got to cut into O’s favorables. They’ve been a life preserver for his overall job approval rating; in a very close election, they could be decisive. Between the steelworker ad and Biden playing in the sewer with today’s “chains” remark, it’s time to force the media to report just how far Obama is from his Hopenchange-y Bambi image from 2008. A big angry speech from Romney himself does that.

Two: He’s trying to inoculate himself from even nastier — and more damaging — attacks down the line. Remember, according to Major Garrett, Obama’s Super PAC has all sorts of sludge in the pipeline waiting to flow. If things get desperate enough, we might even see O’s surrogates start talking about Romney’s, ahem, “weirdness.” If he can make Obama’s negativity a major story now, Team O might get nervous about pushing the envelope any further.

Three: Romney’s trying to maximize the political benefit from picking Ryan as VP. One of Ryan’s big assets as a retail politician — not unlike Obama 2008, in fact — is that he’s widely perceived as guileless, a good-natured ideas man who wants to do right by the country. His image is that of a guy who takes the high road in politics, and by choosing him Romney’s now taken it too. This whole attack on O is designed to show that off. You know how conservatives have been begging Mitt for the past month or two to “define himself” before Obama does it for him? Well, picking Ryan is a dramatic act of self-definition: Romney’s now the Serious, Above The Fray Candidate. Tonight’s broadside is his attempt to define Obama as the opposite of that.

None of which means there isn’t room for Romney surrogates to dive headfirst into the fray on his behalf. Here’s some verrry belated payback from Giuliani for Biden’s infamous line during one of the Democratic debates five years ago that every sentence out of Rudy’s mouth involves a noun, a verb, and 9/11.

KUDLOW: You know, what did he say? ‘Y’all going to be put back in chains’? That almost has racial overtones, Rudy Giuliani. What’s your take on that?

GIULIANI: Well, I think if it came from somebody serious maybe we’d get all excited about it. But the — I think the vice president of the United States has become a laugh line on late night television. I mean, he — I’ve never seen a vice president that has made as many mistakes, said as many stupid things. I mean, there’s a real fear if, God forbid, he ever had to be entrusted with the presidency, whether he really has the mental capacity to handle it. I mean, this guy just isn’t bright. He’s never been bright. He isn’t bright. And people think, ‘Well, he just talks a little too much.’ Actually he’s not very smart.

Krauthammer called him the “crazy uncle in the attic” on Fox tonight. Biden kinda sorta tried to walk the “chains” comment back tonight while out on the stump but I’ll leave you to read what he said for yourself. His claim is that the GOP says they want to “unshackle” the economy, ergo he was simply playing off their rhetoric with the “chains” comment. And, for reasons left unexplained, evidently he needed to say “y’all” and change “they’re” to “they” in order to do it. In fact, don’t even bother following that last link. It’s an insult to everyone’s intelligence. Exit quotation: “A comment like that would never come out of Paul Ryan’s mouth. He’s too savvy and too astute to say something so over the top.”


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I had that record in my stack of 45′s

Extrafishy on August 15, 2012 at 6:56 AM

“They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!” by Napoleon XIV

Banned in the US, even in pre-hypersensitive 1966. Didn’t have the single but am in posession of a vivid memory, hearing that playing over the PA at Hershey Park back then.

And yes, that’s Biden all over.

curved space on August 15, 2012 at 7:07 AM

I liken Obama’s campaign to how my dog looks when she unexpectedly hits a patch of ice. Paws end up going in all directions.

Obama was unprepared and did not expect a real election. They thought they could dust off the 2008 playbook, collect a lot of money (remember the billion dollar predictions), and experience all the Obama love again. They figured they would be able to knock out their GOP challenger with character attacks in much the way they took Hillary Clinton out in the 2008 primaries.

Well, it hasn’t quite worked out that way. Obama has a dismal record and has proven himself so much a liar his “trust me” bull isn’t playing well with the public. It’s hard to launch a character attack on a challenger who has been faithfully married to his wife for over 40 years. And now we have a VP nominee with an equally stellar character.

So, for all of that we have douchebags like Joe Soptic lying for Obama, Joe Biden trying to incite racial tensions, and the filthy traitor in the White House looking smaller and smaller every day. Romney is right. Obama needs to take his hate, his vile worthless family, and his socialist agenda back to Chicago.

Happy Nomad on August 15, 2012 at 7:11 AM

Ryan asked the Obama Administration what their plan was to fix entitlements.

Timmy Turbotax only had, “Congressman we don’t have a plan we just know we don’t like YOURS.”

Well guess what sports’ fans….stealing 716 billion from seniors’ healthcare for another risky plan is NOT MUCH OF A PLAN!

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 6:20 AM

I happened to see Ryan in a committee hearing in the House concerning Medicare. When the time comes, he is going to be able to challenge this filthy administration on the details not the vague claims that has been the Obama strategy so far.

Happy Nomad on August 15, 2012 at 7:15 AM

Best part of all of this is that Obama will not be able to distance himself from Biden. Owns him lock, stock and barrel.
Now that Slow Joe has been unleashed, will be tought to put him back in a bottle. Either he is out there laying on the crazy or he disappears from the scene. Either way, a distraction for Obama campaign.

Jabberwock on August 15, 2012 at 7:20 AM

Keep driving thus home mitt….. make the lsm actually reportwhat a slimeball him and his campaign are

cmsinaz on August 15, 2012 at 7:25 AM

Who is in charge of the Romney campaign’s messaging? Instead of crying about what Biden said simply say, “The Republican Party can’t possibly put African-Americans in more chains than the Democrats already have them in. Unemployment is double what it is for everyone else, inner-city schools have been devastated by the policies of Democrat politicians, and students drop out of these schools at a faster rate than anywhere else. African-Americans have had the same complaints for 60 years and even elected one of their own, who has refused to help the school situation in favor of the teacher’s unions. So don’t tell me about chains, Mr. Vice-President, we know where the chains are and how they got there.”

bflat879 on August 15, 2012 at 7:27 AM

And to President Choomie that office is just a place to put his feet up for 45 minutes a coupla times a week and check off check boxes.

curved space on August 15, 2012 at 6:47 AM

President Obama has such respect for the office that he never puts his feet up on the Resolute Desk. Besides, that would scatter his blow.

Extrafishy on August 15, 2012 at 7:28 AM

President Obama has such respect for the office that he never puts his feet up on the Resolute Desk. Besides, that would scatter his blow.

Extrafishy on August 15, 2012 at 7:28 AM

“Resolution Desk”…..

remember the world’s most smartest man doesn’t know the story of that desk…

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 7:32 AM

Who is in charge of the Romney campaign’s messaging? Instead of crying about what Biden said simply say, “The Republican Party can’t possibly put African-Americans in more chains than the Democrats already have them in. Unemployment is double what it is for everyone else, inner-city schools have been devastated by the policies of Democrat politicians, and students drop out of these schools at a faster rate than anywhere else. African-Americans have had the same complaints for 60 years and even elected one of their own, who has refused to help the school situation in favor of the teacher’s unions. So don’t tell me about chains, Mr. Vice-President, we know where the chains are and how they got there.”

bflat879 on August 15, 2012 at 7:27 AM

All things in time.

Ogabe/Plugz will double down on stupid and Romney will speak to ALL Americans.

When your enemy is digging a nice trenchline with too little force to hold it you let HIM dig so you don’t have to….

Mitt is gonna run the cleanest least divisive campaign in GOP history since Reagan….

I love it.

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 7:34 AM

Instead of crying about what Biden said simply say, “The Republican Party can’t possibly put African-Americans in more chains than the Democrats already have them in. Unemployment is double what it is for everyone else, inner-city schools have been devastated by the policies of Democrat politicians, and students drop out of these schools at a faster rate than anywhere else. African-Americans have had the same complaints for 60 years and even elected one of their own, who has refused to help the school situation in favor of the teacher’s unions. So don’t tell me about chains, Mr. Vice-President, we know where the chains are and how they got there.”

bflat879 on August 15, 2012 at 7:27 AM

That’s the making the intellectual case. Unfortunately, lecturing the public this way is not all that effective. If it were, Biden would have been booed.

Instead, the message has to be sharper. Obama was out there yesterday claiming that he was responsible for all those wind turbines. Well, given environmental impact studies and the time it takes to construct such things, the process clearly began before Obama took office. Romney’s surrogates have two choices. They can lecture the public on energy policy or they can retort with “Mr. President, you didn’t build those.” Which do you think is more effective?

Happy Nomad on August 15, 2012 at 7:37 AM

remember the world’s most smartest man doesn’t know the story of that desk…

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 7:32 AM

Obama knows as much about American history as I know about the history of his homeland.

Happy Nomad on August 15, 2012 at 7:38 AM

Instead, the message has to be sharper. Obama was out there yesterday claiming that he was responsible for all those wind turbines. Well, given environmental impact studies and the time it takes to construct such things, the process clearly began before Obama took office. Romney’s surrogates have two choices. They can lecture the public on energy policy or they can retort with “Mr. President, you didn’t build those.” Which do you think is more effective?

Happy Nomad on August 15, 2012 at 7:37 AM

Correct make HIM whine and point out detail….

Barry Choom did not build the windmills on the PA turnpike and everyone knows it….

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 7:44 AM

Barry Choom did not build the windmills on the PA turnpike and everyone knows it….

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 7:44 AM

I wish nobody had. They are an eyesore in that particular location.

Happy Nomad on August 15, 2012 at 7:48 AM

I wish nobody had. They are an eyesore in that particular location.

Happy Nomad on August 15, 2012 at 7:48 AM

Correct but they are “illustrative” we gnats can make the argument that we have been trying to “do the right thing for years” it simply cannot work on the scale the granola gaia cult wants it at this time….

We are Mitt’s foot soldiers.

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 7:51 AM

MM has some pictures of the crowd for Romney in small-town Chillicothe (Shepard Smith mispronounced it on his show last night–that clown) in one of the Twitchy threads. Wow. The shots of Romney with coal miners behind him didn’t do things justice. It appeared as if the R2 campaign took over the entire town.

I think coal areas in Ohio will be strongly R2 territory.

And R2 really needs to hammer Obama on the $716B stolen from Medicare. Thanks to the media for never publicizing this during the Obamacare debate and after. Our media is a national disgrace.

BuckeyeSam on August 15, 2012 at 7:55 AM

This is shocking and outrageous:

NEW BLACK PANTHERS TO RNC: OUR ‘FEET WILL BE ON YOUR MOTHERF***ING NECKS

Listen to the audio:

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/08/14/NBP-Threaten-Cracker-Republican-Tampa-Convention-Wont-Be-Tolerated-Our-Feet-Will-Be-On-Your-Necks

mountainaires on August 15, 2012 at 8:01 AM

As Democrats attack Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for their proposals regarding Medicare, Republicans are circulating this clip from a November 9, 2009 interview we had with President Obama in which he not only acknowledged that one third of his health care bill was paid for by cuts to Medicare, but that he would veto attempts to undo those cuts.

Watch the video below. The exchange on Medicare occurs at 2:15:

TAPPER: One of the concerns about health care and how you pay for it — one third of the funding comes from cuts to Medicare.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: “Right.

TAPPER: A lot of times, as you know, what happens in Congress is somebody will do something bold and then Congress, close to election season, will undo it.

OBAMA: Right.

TAPPER: You saw that with the ‘doc fix.’

OBAMA: Right.

TAPPER: Are you willing to pledge that whatever cuts in Medicare are being made to fund health insurance, one third of it, that you will veto anything that tries to undo that?

OBAMA: Yes. I actually have said that it is important for us to make sure this thing is deficit neutral, without tricks. I said I wouldn’t sign a bill that didn’t meet that criteria.

Video:

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/08/president-obama-in-2009-pledged-to-veto-attempts-to-undo-medicare-cuts/

mountainaires on August 15, 2012 at 8:03 AM

MM has some pictures of the crowd for Romney in small-town Chillicothe (Shepard Smith mispronounced it on his show last night–that clown) …….

And R2 really needs to hammer Obama on the $716B stolen from Medicare.

BuckeyeSam on August 15, 2012 at 7:55 AM

Local talk radio were asking why somebody from FNC wasn’t tapped for moderating a Presidential debate and Shep Smith’s name came up. They agreed he’d be a decent choice unless a car chase broke out in the middle of the debate.

And I agree R2 needs to push the $716B tab CURRENT Medicare recipients suffer under Obamacare but I don’t think “stolen” is the right word because we know where the money is going. Looted seems to be much more accurate and appropriate a word.

Happy Nomad on August 15, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Rip them all to shreds.

SouthernGent on August 15, 2012 at 8:08 AM

My democratic friends are absolutely ashamed of how Obama is operating, they can’t believe the “fall from grace” he has taken.

What we have known for these past 4 years, they are just now realizing…Obama’s “Hope and Change” was just words to get elected.

Amazing, but I am grateful they are waking up…Obama is done for, these were hard core Obama “walk the streets for him” supporters.

right2bright on August 15, 2012 at 8:12 AM

obama would do better to run Mr. Potato Head as his VP. Mr. PH obviously has a higher IQ than Biden. Mr. PH would say less stupid things, and do less damage to the country!

Mean Granny on August 15, 2012 at 8:14 AM

It’s funny that this happened in VA-5, a district held by REP Robert Hurt. He won the district handily in 2010 after drubbing one term congressman Tom Perriello, a Democrat who walked the plank for Obamacare and who also rode his coattails to a narrow victory in 2008. I think Perriello, now the president for the Center for American Progress, is still quite butthurt for getting unemployed at the age of 29 or something because he’s a douchey liberal in a red district.

ted c on August 15, 2012 at 8:15 AM

SCORCH THE EARTH.

Mitt, do to Obama and the Dems like you happily did to the gop field.

PappyD61 on August 15, 2012 at 8:34 AM

“They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!” by Napoleon XIV

curved space on August 15, 2012 at 7:07 AM

Came out about the same year Charles Whitman climbed the clock tower in Austin and fired away. That year was a turning point I’d say. It’s been a steeper downhill culturally and politically ever since.

rickv404 on August 15, 2012 at 8:35 AM

We should be careful not to give Obama an opening to dump Biden without looking panicked. Hillary would be a much tougher running mate, and the media would practically anoint her the next POTUS. That is probably why Obama would not pick her – but any reasonably telegenic young Dem would get the magic carpet treatment from them.

drunyan8315 on August 15, 2012 at 8:37 AM

THE CHILLICOTHE ADDRESS: Romney’s Best Speech of the Campaign

Posted on | August 14, 2012 | 18 Comments and 44 Reactions

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Folks, Mitt Romney’s event tonight in Chillicothe was the best I’ve seen of this campaign. The crowd was huge — estimated between 5,000 and 6,000 — and the setting was awesome: In front of the beautiful courthouse downtown, with the sun just setting behind the courthouse and the sky glowing golden.

The speech itself was awesome. I’d already heard Mitt speak twice earlier today — first at a coal mine in Beallsville and then in downtown Zanesville — and parts of the speech were already familiar. But I noticed Mitt was reading from a teleprompter at the Chillicothe event, so this particular speech was prepared in advance. But given the content, including references to the “wild and reckless accusations . . . a few hours ago in Virginia,” it was obvious that it had been updated quite recently.

At several points, Mitt was interrupted by cheers and applause, and at times the crowd broke into chants of “Mitt! Mitt! Mitt!” or “USA! USA! USA!” The candidate was fired up and the crowd was fired up.

then later in the speech…..he goes after OBAMA directly.

This is an election in which we should be talking about the path ahead, but you don’t hear any answers coming from President Obama’s re-election campaign. That’s because he’s intellectually exhausted, out of ideas, and out of energy. And so his campaign has resorted to diversions and distractions, to demagoguing and defaming others. This is an old game in politics; what’s different this year is that the president is taking things to a new low.
It wasn’t supposed to be this way.

In 2008, Candidate Obama said, “if you don’t have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare voters.” He said, “if you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from.” And that, he told us, is how, “You make a big election about small things.”

That was Candidate Obama describing the strategy that is the now the heart of his campaign.

His campaign and his surrogates have made wild and reckless accusations that disgrace the office of the Presidency. Another outrageous charge came a few hours ago in Virginia. And the White House sinks a little bit lower.

This is what an angry and desperate Presidency looks like.
President Obama knows better, promised better and America deserves better.

If you don’t follow Robert Stacy McCain on Twitter and Michelle Malkin you should.

PappyD61 on August 15, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Biden kinda sorta tried to walk the “chains” comment back tonight while out on the stump but I’ll leave you to read what he said for yourself.

Cut Biden some slack. He was talking about roads and bridges.

xblade on August 15, 2012 at 8:54 AM

Obama on Ayers: He was just some guy who lived on my street, you can’t hold me accountable for what my neighbors say.

Obama on Wright: He was just some guy who spoke at my church. You can’t hold me accountable for things church speakers say.

Future Obama on Biden: He was just some guy who visited the White House. You can’t hold me accountable for things WH visitors say.

tdarrington on August 15, 2012 at 8:58 AM

I don’t suppose Romney has anything to say in reply to what Biden was actually talking about – the debate over regulating Wall St, and where the Obama admin and Romney campaign differ on that.
But of course Romney is much too upset about this outrageous affront to decency and blah blah waa waa to actually respond substantively to the substance of Biden’s remarks.
Time to park the bus over at Fox News. They have therapists there to help people like Mitt when these oh so gosh darn terrible things happen.
Maybe Ryan will pick up the slack here? He does seem just a tad less emotional.

verbaluce on August 15, 2012 at 9:13 AM

“They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!” by Napoleon XIV

rickv404 on August 15, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Couldn’t have been banned. I heard it on the radio.

Trivia question. What’s on the flip side of the 45?
Hint – trick question.

Tenwheeler on August 15, 2012 at 9:21 AM

Thank God black people have the republican party to protesct them from this kind of racial smearing

“The term “welfare queen” is most often associated with Ronald Reagan who brought the idea to a national audience. During his 1976 presidential campaign, Reagan would tell the story of a woman from Chicago’s South Side who was arrested for welfare fraud:

“She has eighty names, thirty addresses, twelve Social Security cards and is collecting veteran’s benefits on four non-existing deceased husbands. And she is collecting Social Security on her cards. She’s got Medicaid, getting food stamps, and she is collecting welfare under each of her names. Her tax-free cash income is over $150,000.”[4]

When, in 1976, he talked about working people angry about the “strapping young buck” using food stamps to buy T-bone steaks at the grocery store, he didn’t mean to play into racial hostility. True, as The New York Times reported,

The ex-Governor has used the grocery-line illustration before, but in states like New Hampshire where there is scant black population, he has never used the expression “young buck,” which, to whites in the South, generally denotes a large black man.” “

plewis on August 15, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Goes without saying that Øbama will do whatever it takes to get re-elected.

And that includes inciting race riots.

petefrt on August 15, 2012 at 9:24 AM

I think Romney is being very deliberate in his use of negativity. I think he senses that too much negativity too fast will only cause people to tune out. IMO, he’s being smart in the way he’s going after O. I wasn’t at all impressed with Romney during the primaries because I just didn’t seem him as tough enough. I think I was wrong.

idalily on August 15, 2012 at 9:27 AM

remember the world’s most smartest man doesn’t know the story of that desk…

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 7:32 AM

If he did he, would have sent it back to England along with the Churchill bust…and a few more of his own DVD’s…

PatriotRider on August 15, 2012 at 9:29 AM

I never watch mittens speeches but this time I did….he’s very weird, very weird indeed (something’s not quite right with him..very creepy, very creepy indeed)!

Mittwit is weird, creepy and definitely unhinged! Hopefully, he’ll go off the deep end, put Ryan at the top of the ticket and then Ryan can pick Allen West…one can dream can’t one?

America needs conservative in charge for a change (yeah, I know that Ryan isn’t a real conservative either but he’s a heck of a lot better than mittens milquetoast)!

Pragmatic on August 15, 2012 at 9:34 AM

May as well give up on the “disgracing the office” rhetoric.

We have ample evidence the electorate no longer cares about that and Team Socialism is shameless.

It may be better to just laugh at and ridicule the sophomoric rhetoric.

Literally laughing at a sitting administration may be more effective than whining about “disgracing the office”.

farsighted on August 15, 2012 at 9:34 AM

“Mr. President, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago,”

Somewhere in that quote there’s room for the words “you despicable weasel”.

nico on August 15, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Pragmatic on August 15, 2012 at 9:34 AM

You’re such a loser and talk about weird. You’re grade A freak.

CW on August 15, 2012 at 9:48 AM

They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!” by Napoleon XIV

curved space on August 15, 2012 at 7:07 AM

Came out about the same year Charles Whitman climbed the clock tower in Austin and fired away. That year was a turning point I’d say. It’s been a steeper downhill culturally and politically ever since.

rickv404 on August 15, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Yes. A side interest of mine. Trying to pinpoint the something or things that happened. And more exactly when? 1966 is good, one of those seemingly non-descript years. The decade of 60s/70s is too broad and easy. MSM shorthand now. I remember seeing a TV show along about 1972-3 called “1969: The Year Time Cracked” or similar, hosted by Cliff Robertson, but can find no trace of it. 1969 is an easy answer too though. Seems like afterbirth. Woodstock myth-making continues apace. (It was never a “free” concert. The promoters got all theirs up front. Long before the fences were trampled by those proto-Occupyers.)

Significant in the Whitman event is that, I saw aomewhere, while he was shooting from the tower, two professors fetched rifles they had in their offices and returned fire. That has the markings of a “before” that would never happen now in this hellish “after.”

curved space on August 15, 2012 at 9:57 AM

They are charging R&R with murder and slaving. Where do you go from there, “Romney’s a cannibal!”?

Their wad hath left the muzzle,
With no ball in the fore.

They reek of desperation. Me likey.

Akzed on August 15, 2012 at 9:59 AM

idalily on August 15, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Yup, I remember how McCain batted Mitt around in the debate about setting timetables for withdrawal from Iraq. McCain totally misrepresented Mitt’s position but scored big off of the rhetoric. And Mitt just stood by and took the beating. This is a different Romney. He is much more aggressive and shrewd. Picking Ryan was a strong and contrary to the old Mitt. He would have chose Pawlenty. We have a decent ticket and a good shot at it.

Rusty Allen on August 15, 2012 at 10:00 AM

America disgraced the office when they elected the power grabbing, socialistic, and pompous amateur.

CW on August 15, 2012 at 10:14 AM

I don’t suppose Romney has anything to say in reply to what Biden was actually talking about – the debate over regulating Wall St, and where the Obama admin and Romney campaign differ on that.

verbaluce on August 15, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Obama DOJ gives his biggest Wall Street donor a pass. Or as Joe “Dey gwine put y’all in chains agin!” Biden might put it: “Dey ain’t nobody gwine be in chains at Goldman-Sachs!”

de rigueur on August 15, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Came out about the same year Charles Whitman climbed the clock tower in Austin and fired away. That year was a turning point I’d say. It’s been a steeper downhill culturally and politically ever since.

rickv404 on August 15, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Yes. A side interest of mine. Trying to pinpoint the something or things that happened. And more exactly when? 1966 is good, one of those seemingly non-descript years…

Significant in the Whitman event is that, I saw aomewhere, while he was shooting from the tower, two professors fetched rifles they had in their offices and returned fire. That has the markings of a “before” that would never happen now in this hellish “after.”

curved space on August 15, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Interesting exercize. In the last season of tv series Man Men posited the Richard Speck murders as one of the sea-changes.

de rigueur on August 15, 2012 at 11:10 AM

de rigueur on August 15, 2012 at 11:10 AM

exercise

de rigueur on August 15, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Ok Mitt now that you have got something going point out the Obamacaretax HOPEd that going bigger on every failed policy of the last hundred years would CHANGE the outcomes and the only success he has had other than when he Kept Bush’s policies in place was in passing the largest tax increase on the middle class ever.

Slowburn on August 15, 2012 at 11:50 AM

I know that Ryan isn’t a real conservative either but he’s a heck of a lot better than mittens milquetoast)!

Pragmatic on August 15, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Who, exactly has the impeccable credentials to not be a RINO to you people? FFS, the smallest misstep anywhere in the past is enough to relegate one to horned beast status.

tdarrington on August 15, 2012 at 12:14 PM

tdarrington on August 15, 2012 at 12:14 PM

.
your wasting your time on this one.
He/she is a liberal hater/baiter posing as an something other than what they pretend to be.

They way to deal with it is to ignore them.

FlaMurph on August 15, 2012 at 12:42 PM

O disgraced the presidency just by showing up, there really isn’t any more disgrace he can heap upon it…

Pest on August 15, 2012 at 1:00 PM

“Mr. President, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago.”

Edited out: “And don’t let the door of the White House hit you on the a$$ on your way out.”

Pest on August 15, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Last time Obama ran on “Hope and Change”, this time its “Doped and Deranged”.

AverageJoe on August 15, 2012 at 1:19 PM

That’s because according to Biden we are still living in the 20th century…good grief.

‘Folks, where’s it written we cannot lead the world in the 20th century in making automobiles?,” said Biden.

When will be begin making the Joe Biden watches like the Spiro Agnew watches?

right2bright on August 15, 2012 at 2:41 PM

I don’t suppose Romney has anything to say in reply to what Biden was actually talking about

verbaluce on August 15, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Why would anyone respond to anything Biden says? You know the old saying – never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.

IamDA on August 15, 2012 at 7:48 PM

America needs conservative in charge for a change (yeah, I know that Ryan isn’t a real conservative either but he’s a heck of a lot better than mittens milquetoast)!

Pragmatic on August 15, 2012 at 9:34 AM

It seems that the only people that are sufficiently conservative enough for these TruCons is themselves, yet for some reason they’re not running.

Cowards.

I won’t waste my time with them

brushman on August 15, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Biden said:

“There’s only three things he [Giuliani] mentions in a sentence: a noun, a verb, and 9/11.”

If Biden were intelligent and well-educated he would know that the grammatically correct statement would be, “There are only three things he mentions in a sentence: a noun, a verb, and 9/11.”

“There’s” is a contraction for “there is.” One would not say, “There is only three things…”

(Of course, probably 95 percent of Americans make that same mistake with “there’s.”)

Colony14 on August 15, 2012 at 8:28 PM

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