Quotes of the day

posted at 10:43 pm on August 21, 2012 by Allahpundit

Even before his now-infamous comments on rape, Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., presented Senate Republican leaders with a familiar problem. In O’Donnell, Sharron Angle in Nevada, and Ken Buck in Colorado, the 2010 Republican primaries and accompanying grassroots support foisted upon the national party aggressively conservative candidates whose candidacies Republican strategists believe cost them those races and a shot at Senate control.

The difference this time is the speed, intensity, and coordination with which GOP leaders have moved to push Akin out of the race against Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and Senate Republican leaders closely coordinated responses Monday, setting the tone for their party…

Once Akin won the primary, however, GOP aides say that the party backed him and worked with his team. But barely two weeks into the general-election campaign, Akin committed a series of gaffes. He called a McCaskill campaign website attacking his record accurate, admitted not knowing what was in a farm bill important to his state, suggested reconsideration of civil-rights laws, and called a federal school-lunch program unconstitutional. Akin’s recent statement that “legitimate rape” rarely causes pregnancy, while uniquely offensive, was just the worst in a series of statements advertising his unsuitability and the final straw that caused GOP leaders to conclude that he is unelectable against even the extremely vulnerable McCaskill.

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[F]or now, Romney and Ryan will be forced to fight on a new front in their battle against Obama, on ground that’s traditionally unfavorable to them. Among women, Republicans already are on the wrong side of the gender gap. A mid-July poll from the Pew Research Center found Romney and Obama in a dead heat among men, but the president leading among women, 56 percent to 37 percent.

The gap between Romney and Obama is particularly jarring among college-educated women. An early August WMUR/University of New Hampshire poll found the president winning 61 percent of the group’s vote; Romney claimed only 35 percent. In six recent state surveys by Quinnipiac University, at least 54 percent of women with a college degree supported Obama. The high-water mark was Pennsylvania, where Obama had the backing of 66 percent of them.

Generally, women with a degree are more inclined to support abortion rights. In other words, the Akin controversy might have exacerbated an existing problem for the GOP ticket.

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Conservative Republican Representative Steve King of Iowa, posted a tweet on his congressional website Tuesday saying, “The leftist media, paid in ca$h by George Soros, is dictating the response of leading Republicans. How can the American Dream survive?”

King told KMEG-TV in Iowa on Monday that Akin is “a strong Christian man, with a wonderful family” and said the election should be about Akin’s record.

“I’m seeing the same thing, petty personal attacks substituting for strong policy,” he said, adding that pregnancies from rape are “really rare,” in an interview circulated by the Democratic National Committee.

Tim Wildmon, president of the conservative American Family Association, said in a statement that the controversy had been overblown and should be forgotten, since Akin has apologized.

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Senate Republicans seemed to make clear Tuesday that they are cutting Rep. Todd Akin off from party support for a bizarre comment about rape and pregnancy —but if history is any indicator that resolve may not be long lived…

The National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, which helps recruit and fund senate candidates for the GOP, went so far as to bluntly warn Akin he would be on his own financially and that they would not make good on plans to advertise on his behalf.

Still, if he’s able to weather the current storm and stay within striking distance of McCaskill, Democratic and Republican operatives alike have questioned how long that resolve would last.

And while Republicans continue to insist they won’t back track, history seems to suggest they haven’t always stood firm against intransigent candidates.

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Unless he changes his mind, the senate seat that was ripe for Republican picking will almost assuredly remain in Democratic hands. But this leaves a minor dilemma for Democrats.

In the past few days, Republicans and conservative commentators have harshly condemned Akin. This has provided Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., with a treasure trove of material to use in ads over the next few months portraying Akin as “too extreme even for his own party.”

At the same time, President Obama and national Democrats will want to tie Akin to the rest of the Republican party, especially to Romney. But if McCaskill runs ads featuring Republicans slamming Akin, it will undermine that strategy.

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Republicans on Tuesday decided they will call for a constitutional amendment outlawing abortion without specific exceptions for rape or incest, a position at odds with GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Republican Party leaders decided to include that position during a party meeting Tuesday, two GOP officials confirmed to The Associated Press. The language is the same as it’s been since 1984, and the platform is set to be officially adopted Monday. But this year, it comes as GOP officials are calling on Missouri Rep. Todd Akin to quit his Senate bid after he made inflammatory comments about rape. Akin, asked in a local TV interview aired Sunday if he opposes abortion in cases of rape, said a woman’s body is able to prevent pregnancy in what he called “a legitimate rape.”

In a Sunday statement condemning Akin’s remarks, Romney said his administration would not oppose abortion in cases of rape. That puts him at odds with his party’s official line.

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Via Mediaite.

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I have wood

Gohawgs on August 22, 2012 at 3:46 AM

How many liberals have you known that actually walk the walk?

4Grace on August 22, 2012 at 3:33 AM

None.

John the Libertarian on August 22, 2012 at 3:47 AM

I have wood…

Gohawgs on August 22, 2012 at 3:46 AM

The original title of that song was: Knowing She Would. It got censored. Hence the alternate: Norwegian Wood.

John the Libertarian on August 22, 2012 at 3:49 AM

Just checking in. How the heck did we get eight pages on this nine days’ wonder of a QOTD? Y’all chit chattin’ again?!

Akin, what an utter dope. But, as in any tempest, it won’t last. We have a low information electorate, the start of school, and the convention coming up. How much will we even be talking about this a week from now? Biden will be at the convention, ‘Nuf said.

ABO2012

herm2416 on August 22, 2012 at 4:11 AM

He’s no lady

Gohawgs on August 22, 2012 at 4:21 AM

John the Libertarian on August 22, 2012 at 3:49 AM

Nice tidbit…

Gohawgs on August 22, 2012 at 4:27 AM

Why am I still up?

annoyinglittletwerp on August 22, 2012 at 4:43 AM

Why am I still up?

annoyinglittletwerp on August 22, 2012 at 4:43 AM

Maybe because you revealed “a little bit of yourself” earlier?

I thought you did well. You had a camera and a mic in your face and spoke cogently. I was sorry that your comrades didn’t show. You were quite alone.

RedCrow on August 22, 2012 at 4:48 AM

PS–I’ll still tine in for you in your bunny suit!!

RedCrow on August 22, 2012 at 4:49 AM

So, when one says goodbye (in one form or another) on a blog (haven’t tried it in “real life”, yet) over and over again it’s known as a tesla-string.
RedCrow on August 22, 2012 at 2:12 AM

The act of publicly declaring one is leaving a forum already has a term: flounce.

Betenoire on August 22, 2012 at 2:54 AM

You missed my main point which I’ve emboldened for you in your quote of me, above.

I coined “tesla-string” as a chain of posts following a goodbye post. The word “string” is the chain. “tesla” is for the man/woman who perfected it.

I mean no offense, but please don’t misinterpret my self-coined terms in the future.

Thx.

RedCrow on August 22, 2012 at 4:58 AM

Why am I still up?

annoyinglittletwerp on August 22, 2012 at 4:43 AM

Maybe because you revealed “a little bit of yourself” earlier?

I thought you did well. You had a camera and a mic in your face and spoke cogently. I was sorry that your comrades didn’t show. You were quite alone.

I’ve posted that vid before here-and since I didn’t know weather Marcus was friend or foe I didn’t give my real name. Actually-they DID show-but not where they were supposed to be. That’s why I couldn’t find them. They were angry little hornets when they heard about my interview. I only found out about the vid after I started getting messages from regulars over @ Barking Moonbat Early Warning System-where ‘twerp’ came into being-telling me that MM had a vid of a Chicago PW wearing a flag hat. They asked if that was me-and if it was…I was their heroine. I was no ‘heroine’-I was just a slightly weird, loud-mouthed, patriot girl who refused to take leftist crap. I am STILL that girl.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 22, 2012 at 5:12 AM

In a Sunday statement condemning Akin’s remarks, Romney said his administration would not oppose abortion in cases of rape. That puts him at odds with his party’s official line.

Oh wonderful. This is what it’s all coming too. The GOP and a lot of conservatives are making this into a circus. Lets just keep it going. We’ve got to find out where his family shops too. I bet they go to WalMart. If WalMart doesn’t ban him then they hate women too.

JellyToast on August 22, 2012 at 6:27 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on August 22, 2012 at 5:12 AM

Bull level: Making plans with buds to counter demonstrate knowing the enema outnumbers you 100:1

Elephant level: Showing up and getting jiggy wit it even when your buds sleep in and the odds shift an order of magnitude against you.

Twerp level: Showing up, getting jiggy wit it, and making plans while counter demonstrating about how you are going to smack your buds tight later, when you’ve finished.

If you’d have just spit on the sidewalk, I think you might have maxed out. :)

Axe on August 22, 2012 at 6:32 AM

was just thinking this all started because journalists insist on asking gop candidates ONLY social issue questions….I blame them for this in some part….

So instead of talking about how the economy needs to be fixed, the lsm will focus on this until Nov….and dear leader is only too happy to let them

INFURIATING

cmsinaz on August 22, 2012 at 6:34 AM

*(but no one has has ever reached bad-ass Nirvana but Chuck Norris, and maybe that’s best)

Axe on August 22, 2012 at 6:34 AM

JellyToast on August 22, 2012 at 6:27 AM

A bunch of these posters that have “miraculously appeared” around here
the last couple of days, aren’t Conservatives.

They have their own agendas.

kingsjester on August 22, 2012 at 6:41 AM

They have their own agendas.

kingsjester on August 22, 2012 at 6:41 AM

They came out a little earlier than I expected. But then. I guess we’re already looking at September, so it’s probably time.

Axe on August 22, 2012 at 6:45 AM

good take KJ this am…

:)

cmsinaz on August 22, 2012 at 6:47 AM

morning joe is complaining that all this issues are distracting from what folks want to talk about…

ummmm, you and the rest of the lsm refuse to talk about anything else except for this crapola….

look in a mirror mika

cmsinaz on August 22, 2012 at 6:48 AM

mika: john willke was the physician that akin consulted. he was a romney surrogate in 2007.

mitt better make this go away quick. doesn’t ryan have any push in that state?

renalin on August 22, 2012 at 6:49 AM

cmsinaz on August 22, 2012 at 6:47 AM

Thank you, ma’am!

Axe on August 22, 2012 at 6:45 AM

You’re right.

kingsjester on August 22, 2012 at 6:50 AM

renalin on August 22, 2012 at 6:49 AM

i must have missed that…what is this?

cmsinaz on August 22, 2012 at 6:50 AM

another skewed nbc.wsj poll msdnc is proudly promoting

cmsinaz on August 22, 2012 at 7:03 AM

cmsinaz: http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/08/pro-life-doctor-john-willke-linked-to-akins-forcible-rape-claims-endorsed-romn

did you catch mika’s rant on she was sooooo embarrased for republicans. she started to tear up at the end she was sooooo angry.

renalin on August 22, 2012 at 7:04 AM

Perhaps joana is Mika’s sockpuppet.

kingsjester on August 22, 2012 at 7:06 AM

renalin on August 22, 2012 at 7:04 AM

the new squirrel of the day…

i missed the rant…

kingsjester on August 22, 2012 at 7:06 AM

hmmmmmm

:)

cmsinaz on August 22, 2012 at 7:09 AM

Welcoming Dr. Willke’s announcement, Governor Romney said in 2007, “I am proud to have the support of a man who has meant so much to the pro-life movement in our country. He knows how important it is to have someone in Washington who will actively promote pro-life policies. Policies that include more than appointing judges who will follow the law but also opposing taxpayer funded abortion and partial birth abortion. I look forward to working with Dr. Willke and welcome him to Romney for President.”

You do not in general agree with every position of someone who endorsed you, especially in the primary season. Romney had already disavowed the “God’s little shield” type of philosophy, and were there evidence that Willke was actively involved in Romney’s primary run, other than a casual statement by Romney in response to an endorsement?

bayview on August 22, 2012 at 7:15 AM

bayview on August 22, 2012 at 7:15 AM

lsm will hype it up big time

cmsinaz on August 22, 2012 at 7:17 AM

Dems will jump the shark on this, on that you could bet. Anyway we will talk about gas prices, they will talk about a disowned Republican, we will talk about fiscal collapse, they will talk about Bain, we will talk about trillion dollar shortfalls, they will talk about the Buffet Rule (remember that?) Scratch this up as a loss and move forward, we are already in the terminal phase of the story as the msm dregs up the thinnest connections to Romney/Ryan so they can still talk about the issue. We will hit the convention and the begin carpet bombing the Dems, we can win and that is that.

rob verdi on August 22, 2012 at 7:19 AM

I was just watching the local news as I got ready for work. They went to the national news for a spot…it was about Akin..they played his idiot comments about how rape victims have the ability to ward of rape semen in a legitimate rape…and then they talked about how Republicans do not think anyone should be able to get an abortion even if it is a child who has been raped by her daddy or something and then they talked about how Romney had tried to distance himself from Akin and then they talked about how Democrats are loving this.

If Claire and Barack had paid Todd Akin to make things difficult for Romney and Ryan and the rest of the Republican party, he could not have done a better job.

Sometimes I wonder if they did pay him.

Terrye on August 22, 2012 at 7:19 AM

Sarah Palin as a write in candidate would solve everything.

lilium479 on August 22, 2012 at 7:19 AM

Is anyone else trying to recovery from that maddening interview on Hannity yesterday? I wanted to bop Akins on his combed-over head, just to wake him up….

This is a train wreck. Ugh.

Grace_is_sufficient on August 22, 2012 at 7:22 AM

lsm will hype it up big time

cmsinaz on August 22, 2012 at 7:17 AM

They already started. But Akin’s attack on Romney on Hannity’s radio show will help to show the distance. And that is also why it is important for Romney/Ryan, MO and national GOP, NSRC to continue to withhold all support to Akin, and cut off any association with him and continue to press for his stepping down prior to September 25. Do not rally behind the moron because he is our moron. There are much more at stake than one senate seat.

bayview on August 22, 2012 at 7:23 AM

arrghhhhh

the gop should be talking about economy and jobs instead of abortion
-lsm

what????

they do talk about it but you insist on asking them about abortion

idiots, do they not hear what they are saying

cmsinaz on August 22, 2012 at 7:23 AM

We will hit the convention and the begin carpet bombing the Dems, we can win and that is that.

rob verdi on August 22, 2012 at 7:19 AM

hear hear

cmsinaz on August 22, 2012 at 7:25 AM

bayview on August 22, 2012 at 7:23 AM

what are the MO GOP saying? have we heard from them yet?

cmsinaz on August 22, 2012 at 7:26 AM

what are the MO GOP saying? have we heard from them yet?

cmsinaz on August 22, 2012 at 7:26 AM

All 5 former senators from MO had asked Akin to step down yesterday. But going forward, I wonder if this is not an option, as I posted last night:

Moron Akin may not have the insight to see that he is cooked for now and wants to stay on. Missouri GOP and the NRSC and the SuperPac should continue to cut off all support and totally shun him. He should be told that he will not be credentialed to go to the National Convention. Private pressure should be applied to Hug-A-Bee and Steve King etc. A credible and known replacement candidate should be groomed now and start raising his/her profile by campaigning as a surrogate of Romney/Ryan. Akin will soon start to sink at the poll. He will not be able to raise enough money and will have mounting debts. When all these are brought to bear in the next few weeks, even a moron will know that he is in dire strait. Then Hug-A-Bee and Steve King would chime in to advise the moron to step aside. When he seeks court approval for withdrawal (can be done up to September 25, NRSC will pick up the cost for his withdrawal), the aforementioned candidate-in-waiting can step up immediately and bring the battle to McCaskill. This is more practical than a write in candidate who also will not win because there are not enough votes to win in a divided field.

bayview on August 22, 2012 at 7:37 AM

bayview on August 22, 2012 at 7:37 AM

would a judge actually rule in the gop favor there? just curious

cmsinaz on August 22, 2012 at 7:40 AM

We will hit the convention and the begin carpet bombing the Dems, we can win and that is that.

rob verdi on August 22, 2012 at 7:19 AM

the dems have 10 women speaking at their convention ledbetter, fluke, longoria etc. their war on women meme will be continued.

what promininent female do we have, that can forcefully stand behind mitt in this akin fiasco, and help put this behind us. we need a female carpet bomber on our side.

renalin on August 22, 2012 at 7:41 AM

We will hit the convention and the begin carpet bombing the Dems, we can win and that is that.

rob verdi on August 22, 2012 at 7:19 AM

the dems have 10 women speaking at their convention ledbetter, fluke, longoria etc. their war on women meme will be continued.

what promininent female do we have, that can forcefully stand behind mitt in this akin fiasco, and help put this behind us. we need a female carpet bomber on our side.

renalin on August 22, 2012 at 7:41 AM

Renalin, you mean they have 10 liberal women speaking at their convention, my point is that overall impact outside of one Senate race even with msm frenzy will be limited, the world and the US are still heading for the shoals and people can feel it in their bones, and that is why Romney can win.

rob verdi on August 22, 2012 at 7:44 AM

would a judge actually rule in the gop favor there? just curious

cmsinaz on August 22, 2012 at 7:40 AM

http://www.arcamax.com/currentnews/newsheadlines/s-1191012

Akin could still withdraw by Sept. 25 with a court order, according to the Missouri secretary of state’s office.

The elections office, which is headed by the Democratic secretary of state, could object to the court order for a withdrawal, but no candidate in recent history has been denied a court order because of objections from the election officials, according to the secretary of state’s office

bayview on August 22, 2012 at 7:46 AM

bayview on August 22, 2012 at 7:46 AM

thanks…there is always a first time though

cmsinaz on August 22, 2012 at 7:49 AM

Renalin,
As for females, how about Halley for starters, Condo Rice, Palin, etc…More to the point many women want control of their bodies because they wish to have careers and make personal choices. In the face of the fiscal collapse destroying Europe and inching closer to the USA, how much choice will any of us end with?

rob verdi on August 22, 2012 at 7:49 AM

bayview on August 22, 2012 at 7:46 AM

just an eeyore at heart

cmsinaz on August 22, 2012 at 7:49 AM

Willke, meanwhile, defended his opinion in interviews on Monday, including one with The New York Times.

“This is a traumatic thing — she’s, shall we say, she’s uptight,” Willke told the Times. “She is frightened, tight, and so on. And sperm, if deposited in her vagina, are less likely to be able to fertilize. The tubes are spastic.”

Oh My God.
This is bad.
This is going to go from bad to worse.
These people are truly loons. This is crap.

Marcus on August 22, 2012 at 7:50 AM

Flora Duh on August 22, 2012 at 7:49 AM

now he tells us….

love him anyway

cmsinaz on August 22, 2012 at 7:51 AM

would a judge actually rule in the gop favor there? just curious

cmsinaz on August 22, 2012 at 7:40 AM

The MO laws allow the withdrawal, and if Akin will step down, the GOP can seek to file the petition in a friendly venue. But I raised that just as an option, the important point is NOT to rally behind Akin just because he is our moron. It is better to lose a senate seat than to lose the presidential election.

bayview on August 22, 2012 at 7:51 AM

bayview on August 22, 2012 at 7:51 AM

gotcha

cmsinaz on August 22, 2012 at 7:52 AM

renalin on August 22, 2012 at 7:04 AM

Why did I read that article? I just posted a thought and it wouldn’t go through here I guess because of “moderation”.

I am totally depressed. The “doctor” quoted there is a madman. And The New York Times of course is all over him today. And Akins and Huckabee probably believe him.

Romney and Ryan, if pestered, have to denounce that “doctor” as a fool.

Marcus on August 22, 2012 at 7:55 AM

@BN9 Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn on CNN about Isaac impacting the RNC: “Well, absolutely, we’re prepared to call it (RNC) off.” http://t.co/PYOEPVIN

Flora Duh on August 22, 2012 at 8:01 AM

Romney and Ryan, if pestered, have to denounce that “doctor” as a fool.

Marcus on August 22, 2012 at 7:55 AM

unfortunatley the “doctor” was a romney surrogate in 2007. nonetheless, i still think r&r can pull themselves out of this miss if they are somehow able to unite the party.

they also need to square the difference between the gop platform no exceptions on abortion and their own stance. but it can be done.

renalin on August 22, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Flora Duh on August 22, 2012 at 8:01 AM

cripe

cmsinaz on August 22, 2012 at 8:07 AM

OT ~ I got this in an email this morning. It still makes me tear up.

Breitbart Is Here.

Fallon on August 22, 2012 at 8:08 AM

federal school-lunch program unconstitutional.

They are. WTH is this considered a gaff?
It is not the Federal Govt’s job to feed people’s children.
That is the parents’ job, the community’s job, &, if its citizens vote for it, the job of the state.
But it is NOT the Federal Govt’s job.

Badger40 on August 22, 2012 at 8:09 AM

renalin on August 22, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Can you provide specific evidence that Willke was actively involved in Romney’s primary run, other than a casual statement by Romney in response to an endorsement?

renalin is Latin for Pi$$-Boy.

bayview on August 22, 2012 at 8:11 AM

was just thinking this all started because journalists insist on asking gop candidates ONLY social issue questions….I blame them for this in some part….

So instead of talking about how the economy needs to be fixed, the lsm will focus on this until Nov….and dear leader is only too happy to let them

INFURIATING

cmsinaz on August 22, 2012 at 6:34 AM

Extremely infuriating…

Fallon on August 22, 2012 at 8:18 AM

Why am I still up?

annoyinglittletwerp on August 22, 2012 at 4:43 AM

.
Coffee? Or maybe tea? Or “Jolt” Cola?

listens2glenn on August 22, 2012 at 8:19 AM

bayview on August 22, 2012 at 8:11 AM

i know that. why kill the messenger. deal with the message. the msm is blaring it everywhere. its now a fact.

renalin on August 22, 2012 at 8:21 AM

renalin is Latin for Pi$$-Boy.

bayview on August 22, 2012 at 8:11 AM

i know that. why kill the messenger. deal with the message. the msm is blaring it everywhere. its now a fact.

renalin on August 22, 2012 at 8:21 AM

You do know this response looks like you are agreeing your handle is Latin for Pi$$-Boy?
I’m just pointing this out. Not agreeing.

Badger40 on August 22, 2012 at 8:30 AM

OT ~ I got this in an email this morning. It still makes me tear up.

Breitbart Is Here.

Fallon on August 22, 2012 at 8:08 AM
.
WOW . . . . . . we’ve got to spread that around.

That simultaneously gets a : ( and a : )
Maybe like this: : ( : ) : ( : ) : ( : ) : ( : ) : ( : )

Thanks for passing that on, Fallon.

listens2glenn on August 22, 2012 at 8:34 AM

I understand this stuff is O’s Duh-of-the-day for yesterday, but I just watched a clip of ‘Preezy Share the Wealth’ speaking to students in Colombus, yesterday….
Ridiculing Romney for suggesting students actually WORK for the $$ to get through college, he ALSO suggested that donors to Romney’s campaign write their ($10-20 million) checks to establish scholarships !!!!
I kid you not !!!
Pot, kettle .. Idjit !!!

pambi on August 22, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Oh, oops … Wrong thread open … LOL.
Pametruism of today. ;-)

pambi on August 22, 2012 at 8:38 AM

Willke, meanwhile, defended his opinion in interviews on Monday, including one with The New York Times.

“This is a traumatic thing — she’s, shall we say, she’s uptight,” Willke told the Times. “She is frightened, tight, and so on. And sperm, if deposited in her vagina, are less likely to be able to fertilize. The tubes are spastic.”

Well, that hangs it.

The liberals are going to make this election about fallopian tubes and uteruses and sperm. The “war on woman” lives because that egghead Akin is CLUELESS and won’t back down. God help us!!!

Grace_is_sufficient on August 22, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Lanceman on August 22, 2012 at 1:23 AM

Dear Troll afishyonado,

I thought you liked trolls.

SparkPlug on August 22, 2012 at 2:28 AM

Most I do.

Ones that totally ruin a thread Dr. TesinCA should be excised.

You don’t see me clamoring for lester’s removal, do you?

Lanceman on August 22, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Badger40 on August 22, 2012 at 8:30 AM

like water off a ducks back. after obamacare what else can they do to me?

renalin on August 22, 2012 at 8:57 AM

renalin on August 22, 2012 at 8:57 AM

I was hoping you were still here. Remember this?

those were from april, before he became a candidate. the next polls will come out with him (Ryan)standing next to a squish. looking like 2008 more and more.

renalin on August 15, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Florida voters are more afraid of President Obama’s health care overhaul than Paul Ryan’s budget plan when it comes to Medicare’s future, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll released Thursday.

The poll also asked Floridians whether they prefer Obama or Romney. The results were roughly even, with 45 percent choosing Romney and 43 percent choosing Obama.

Flora Duh on August 16, 2012 at 9:09 PM

lets see in a few weeks shall we.

renalin on August 16, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Released this morning:

Seniors <3 Paul Ryan

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows 41 percent of Americans view the new GOP vice presidential nominee favorably, while 37 percent rate him unfavorably — slightly improved from last week’s polling.

Among seniors, though, the numbers are even better for Ryan: 50 percent favorable and 35 percent unfavorable. Fully one-third of seniors say they have a strongly favorable view of the Wisconsin congressman, while one-quarter have a strongly unfavorable view.

Romney Showing Improved Results in Swing State Polls

One simple thing I’ve noticed is this: Mitt Romney has held the lead recently in quite a few swing state polls. That wasn’t the case in June or July, when Barack Obama held leads in those polls far more often than Mr. Romney did.

Flora Duh on August 22, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Flora Duh on August 22, 2012 at 9:04 AM

still time. ryan now linked to romney/willke. but again. time will tell.

renalin on August 22, 2012 at 9:14 AM

C’mon Hot Air!

As I just pulled up your site, 11 of the 35 articles on the page referred to Todd Akin — OVER 30%!

I doubt that if Israel had bombed Iran this morning you would have had this much coverage.

Give us a break. The guy made an idiotic statement. BIG DEAL! End of story.

Concerned_American on August 22, 2012 at 1:25 PM

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