Video: Axelrod dodges the “better off four years ago” question; Update: Video fixed

posted at 11:01 am on September 2, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Want a preview of the presidential debates?  Then spend two and a half minutes with this clip from today’s Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace and David Axelrod.  Wallace asks Axelrod the quadrennial question: are voters better off now than four years ago?  When the man running Team Obama tries to run away from the question by talking about the tough environment Barack Obama inherited, Wallace lays out the comparison on economic statistics between January 2009 and today, and asks Axelrod again: are voters better off now than four years ago?   Answer: Er ….

Here are the stats Wallace uses:

  • Unemployment: 7.8% then, 8.3% now
  • Median income: $54,983 then, $50,964 now
  • Gas prices: $1.85 per gallon then, $3.78 now
  • National debt: $10.6 trillion then, $15.9 trillion now

Expect Mitt Romney to memorize these statistics, and perhaps toss in the civilian participation rate, which was at 65.7% in January 2009 and in June 2009 at the start of the “recovery,” but fell to a 30-year low of 63.6% in April and is at 63.7% now.  That’s actually the best measure of the Reagan Metric.  If this question doesn’t come from the moderators at the debates, you can bet your bottom dollar that Romney will ask it himself — and that Obama’s (non-)answer will be just as effective, and just as revealing, as Axelrod’s today.


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Nice screed there! You sound so much for Obama to me like a serial rapist/killer who says all of his victims ‘wanted it’.

Liam on September 2, 2012 at 11:56 AM

He’s a openly Gay African-American Marxist College Professor, Obama IS his messiah, it really is that simple.

SWalker on September 2, 2012 at 11:59 AM

So, Obama couldn’t fix the economy that Bush left him, because it was so bad.

And he’s made it worse.

So, how does he expect to fix an economy even worse than the one he has already admitted he cannot fix?

Wino on September 2, 2012 at 12:00 PM

They hanged Baghdad Bob….. This moron is a Baghdad Bob clone.

ultracon on September 2, 2012 at 12:01 PM

He’s a openly Gay African-American Marxist College Professor, Obama IS his messiah, it really is that simple.

SWalker on September 2, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Obama comments at Hot Air?

Rio Linda Refugee on September 2, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Also, let’s ignore the fact that Obama had about as good of a political power balance as you will find in our system of government for the first 2 years, with high personal popularity. Instead, lets continue to hammer relentlessly that “obstructionist republican” talking point, because it sounds so great.

stldave on September 2, 2012 at 12:02 PM

He’s a openly Gay African-American Marxist College Professor, Obama IS his messiah, it really is that simple.

SWalker on September 2, 2012 at 11:59 AM

I add in that, if he’s going to shill for his precious Obama, he’s inadequate to the task of such promotion. Nothing of his posts, as I have seen so long, are going to persuade a waverer to vote for Obama, let alone any of us Conservatives.

Liam on September 2, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Oh wait, Obama isn’t a college professor.

Rio Linda Refugee on September 2, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Many of those profits have come from laying people off, cutting wages, eliminating pensions and other cost-cutting measures that are the direct result of greed………

libfreeordie on September 2, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Those things do not result in profit. If they did, every large company would shrink themselves to ultimate prosperity.

Those things are the result of the lack of profits. Get a clue.

iurockhead on September 2, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Wallace: Are we better off now than four years ago?

Axelrod: Don’t squeeze the Charmin.

Wallace: I repeat, are voters better off now than four years ago?

Axelrod: Don’t squeeze the Charmin.

petefrt on September 2, 2012 at 12:03 PM

libfreeordie on September 2, 2012

…again…what was your Obamateurism of the week?

KOOLAID2 on September 2, 2012 at 12:04 PM

SWalker on September 2, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Thanks. I need to make a quick reference list!!

BacaDog on September 2, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Wallace’s question was racist wasn’t it? Unemployment, Median income, Gas prices and National debt are all dog whistles!

TarheelBen on September 2, 2012 at 11:14 AM

The best part was Wallace’s presentation. He didn’t merely present the four item chart and ask the question. He started with one stat, showed a one-item chart. Mentioned the second stat, showed a two-item chart. And so on. It was unbelievably effective. It was as if he hit Axelrod over the head with a four-by-four four times before ultimately asking the question.

The GOP needs to make those numbers unforgettable.

But Donna Brazille says that Obama has to run agressively on his record.

BuckeyeSam on September 2, 2012 at 12:07 PM

He’s a openly Gay African-American Marxist College Professor, Obama IS his messiah, it really is that simple.

SWalker on September 2, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Obama comments at Hot Air?

Rio Linda Refugee on September 2, 2012 at 12:02 PM

ROTFLMAO… Na, I think Libfree is actually able to present a more logical and effective argument than Obama, which is not to suggest that libfree can make a logical or effective argument.

SWalker on September 2, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Yep, all those buggy whip manufacturers laying people off because of greed.

Well ok there was also the advent of the automobile, but the rest was pure greed.

Bishop on September 2, 2012 at 12:08 PM

And of course Professor Libfree has voluntarily taken a 50% cut in pay so that the lowliest janitor at his college can make more money.

No really…..why is everyone laughing?

Bishop on September 2, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Paul Ryan put Lied about a marathon though.

tomas on September 2, 2012 at 12:09 PM

***

Axelrod: Don’t squeeze the Charmin.

petefrt on September 2, 2012 at 12:03 PM

I said this yesterday to you or someone else. Don’t dump on a Procter & Gamble icon. The company has its headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, in a CRITICAL county (Hamilton). Besides, Axelrod more resembles Ron Jeremy or some other sleazy porn star.

BuckeyeSam on September 2, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Yep, all those buggy whip manufacturers laying people off because of greed.

Well ok there was also the advent of the automobile, but the rest was pure greed.

Bishop on September 2, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Obama would have insisted that buggy whip manufactures were “To Big to Fail”…

SWalker on September 2, 2012 at 12:10 PM

libfreeordie on September 2, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Slave. Say did you get those fine folks at Morehouse all straight yet?

Bmore on September 2, 2012 at 12:11 PM

This is more propaganda from a Democrat party shill. The swill pouring from this swine’s mouth is hard to take. Once again, this display proves that the old Soviet Union propagandists have had a tremendous impact on the Democrat party.

electricfunksandwich on September 2, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Unfortunately, because Obama is just as reliant upon large corporate donations as the GOP he can never talk about the growth in anti-employee initiatives within the private sector, thats the verboten topic in American politics.

libfreeordie on September 2, 2012 at 11:50 AM

In liberal politics, Teach. Only liberals have “verboten” topics. Conservatives believe in free speech.

hawkdriver on September 2, 2012 at 12:13 PM

…why did they try to interview Axlerot to actually get a direct answer?…why wasn’t there just a ‘chair’ the camera could focus on?

KOOLAID2 on September 2, 2012 at 12:14 PM

There is zero chance that the in-the-tank lefty “moderators” are going to challenge their Prince Precious with that type of question.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on September 2, 2012 at 11:44 AM

They won’t ask, but an excellent debater such as Mitt, will interject them into an answer. He also needs to do something different ala Eastwood where he has a whiteboard, a chart or two, run a clip or two of Blightbringer’s promises, etc., so the low info Pooky can visualize the issues.

hillsoftx on September 2, 2012 at 12:15 PM

And of course Professor Libfree has voluntarily taken a 50% cut in pay so that the lowliest janitor at his college can make more money.

No really…..why is everyone laughing?

Bishop on September 2, 2012 at 12:09 PM

The Good Professor is educated beyond his intelligence, otherwise he would have long ago noticed that he has become one of the oppressors. He would rather publish diatribes accusing white people of being the root of all evil rather than intellectually grasp the fact that his income is double the national average that makes HIM the Cracker putting the whip to the oppressed backs.

SWalker on September 2, 2012 at 12:15 PM

“(T)he civilian participation rate…fell to a 30-year low of 63.6% in April and is at 63.7% now.”

63.6% to 63.7% over 5 months? See! Obama has the economy on the right track!

That will be Obama’s spin.

CrustyB on September 2, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Asking if we are better off today than we were four years ago is a blatant racial slur against our fabulous mulatto Emperor – anyone who asks this shockingly insulting question is a RACIST! ™

Pork-Chop on September 2, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Libfreeordie must have one of the largest caches of liberal BS in the country at his/her/its disposal but unlike “evil” corporations who are wisely not investing in the current economic climate, he/she/it throws out this BS as if it is in endless supply.

natasha333 on September 2, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Obama would have insisted that buggy whip manufactures were “To Big to Fail”…

SWalker on September 2, 2012 at 12:10 PM

I picture him whipping the buggy and saying “Miiiicshell, I can’t get this thing to work, and her saying , you’re pobably out of gas!”

VegasRick on September 2, 2012 at 12:17 PM

“Uhhh,errrr, uhhhh”…

Sure thing, there, Meathead.

franciscodanconia on September 2, 2012 at 12:18 PM

SWalker on September 2, 2012 at 11:38 AM

EXACTLY!

On one level, by channeling Bob Newhart and Jimmy Stewart, Eastwood was speaking on behalf of past generations who are no longer with us, who would have seen Obama for the anti-American Leftist radical that he is, and who would have never given him a pass on his associations with the likes of Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers.

On another level, he was true to his movie persona, playing the role of the mysterious cowboy who rides in on horseback and sets the townspeople straight, inspiring them to gather the nerve to take their town back from the corrupt Sheriff and his corrupt Deputy (“you own this town”).

Years from now, Eastwood will be remembered as a real life hero who poured cold water on the heads of the American people, and then slapped them in the face and said “snap out of it, before it’s too late”.

ardenenoch on September 2, 2012 at 12:18 PM

This comment is excellent,

Asking if we are better off today than we were four years ago is a blatant racial slur against our fabulous mulatto Emperor – anyone who asks this shockingly insulting question is a RACIST! ™

I love the line “fabulous mulatto Emperor.”

electricfunksandwich on September 2, 2012 at 12:18 PM

On one level, by channeling Bob Newhart and Jimmy Stewart, Eastwood was speaking on behalf of past generations who are no longer with us, who would have seen Obama for the anti-American Leftist radical that he is, and who would have never given him a pass on his associations with the likes of Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers.

On another level, he was true to his movie persona, playing the role of the mysterious cowboy who rides in on horseback and sets the townspeople straight, inspiring them to gather the nerve to take their town back from the corrupt Sheriff and his corrupt Deputy (“you own this town”).

Years from now, Eastwood will be remembered as a real life hero who poured cold water on the heads of the American people, and then slapped them in the face and said “snap out of it, before it’s too late”.

ardenenoch on September 2, 2012 at 12:18 PM

SPOT ON!

VegasRick on September 2, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Libfreeordie must have one of the largest caches of liberal BS in the country at his/her/its disposal but unlike “evil” corporations who are wisely not investing in the current economic climate, he/she/it throws out this BS as if it is in endless supply.

natasha333 on September 2, 2012 at 12:16 PM

That one is brainwashed and incapable of independence or independent thought like no other.

CW on September 2, 2012 at 12:23 PM

libfreeordie on September 2, 2012

…you don’t really watch the news do you?…I think you spend all your time watching infomercials on cable… like ‘Size Matters’ or something!

KOOLAID2 on September 2, 2012 at 12:23 PM

ardenenoch on September 2, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Like I said, Obama and company don’t have a clue how badly Clint carved them up, they’re like the cartoon character who gets shot up and thinks he’s ok until he takes a drink of water and the water come pouring out of 100 different holes.

SWalker on September 2, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Hello, spoiler alert???

This two-minute clip just summed up everything that’ll be said in three days at the Democrat Convetion.

logis on September 2, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Anyone doubt that if Obama was an R that all we would hear about is the McJobs?

CW on September 2, 2012 at 12:25 PM

BuckeyeSam on September 2, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Apologies to P&G. Next time shopping, I promise to buy an extra box of their soap.

petefrt on September 2, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Solyndra recently failed too, laying off about 1,000 people.

The entire board of Solyndra should be imprisoned for allowing greed to ruin the lives of so many.

Bishop on September 2, 2012 at 12:26 PM

libfreeordie on September 2, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Thanks for the laugh.

Have you ever worked in the private sector, let alone in corporate life? Have you ever had to meet a payroll? Ever paid corporate taxes or income tax for that matter?

CorporatePiggy on September 2, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Kinda O/T, but fun – from Legal Insurrection:

Obama decides to nix “tiny crowd” strategy for Charlotte

“An e-mail sent Thursday night to the DeKalb County, GA Democratic party enlightens us to their strategy. Below is an excerpt from the e-mail. [Emphasis mine]

Everyone who is at Manuel’s Tavern or the Bibb County Democratic Party by noon is eligible for two tickets. Arrive early if you want, but it won’t give you a better chance to win. Just be there by 12 noon!

If less than 50 people arrive, everyone will get a pair! If more than 50 folks arrive, we will do a random drawing to determine our winners.

There is no cost involved. We’re not selling the tickets, we’re giving them away.

Since we’re not selling tickets, you can’t sell them either! If you sell your tickets to someone else, they will be deactivated.

For planning purposes, we expect that President Obama will speak at 8pm on Thursday. To insure that you are in your seat for the speech, you should arrive at the stadium that afternoon. There will be strict security at the event.

Your trip to Charlotte to see the President’s historic speech begins tomorrow.”

whatcat on September 2, 2012 at 12:28 PM

“anti-employee initiatives”??? You can’t get more anti employee than to create an economic and regulatory environment that kills growth or makes every employment decision a crap shoot. Damn if I’m not sick to death of these incompetent heads up their you-know-whats liberal, progressive theorists who erroneously conflate the “effort” they put into going to school as an equivalent for actual real world experience that gives them — and only them– the moral authority to criticize what they themselves are incapable of doing: actual hard work resulting in job creation.

natasha333 on September 2, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Solyndra recently failed too, laying off about 1,000 people.

The entire board of Solyndra should be imprisoned for allowing greed to ruin the lives of so many.

Bishop on September 2, 2012 at 12:26 PM

I would settle for imprisoning the DOTUS who authorized using Solybdra to launder money to his financial backers.

SWalker on September 2, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Like I said, Obama and company don’t have a clue how badly Clint carved them up, they’re like the cartoon character who gets shot up and thinks he’s ok until he takes a drink of water and the water come pouring out of 100 different holes.

SWalker on September 2, 2012 at 12:24 PM

…best analogy I’ve read since Clint upset everybody!

KOOLAID2 on September 2, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Other than lies, obfuscation, and stupid rhetoric, what do Obama and his goons have . . . nothing.

rplat on September 2, 2012 at 12:32 PM

If we believe that corporations are citizens and that they represent the best interests of the nation,
libfreeordie on September 2, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Wow strawman cometh. As usual.

CW on September 2, 2012 at 12:33 PM

libfreeordie on September 2, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Thanks for the laugh.

Have you ever worked in the private sector, let alone in corporate life? Have you ever had to meet a payroll? Ever paid corporate taxes or income tax for that matter?

CorporatePiggy on September 2, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Hmmm, he’s a college professor whose Doctoral Dissertation was entitled “Dem White Straight Crackers be da Root and Vine of all Ebil” So I think it’s a pretty safe bet that answer is an emphatic NO.

SWalker on September 2, 2012 at 12:33 PM

I am suprised that people don’t ever call these liars out since all the facts are out there.
Most of the policies that have brought this great nation to her knees have been put in place by the DEMS.
from 1933 to 2010 77 years the DEMS have had full control 51 of those years (with the exception of 1981-1987 when PUBS contolled the Senate.)
Here are just a few of the destructive policies that have brought us to where we are now.

Federal Reserve- Wilson
League of Nations- Wilson
United Nations- Truman
HUD-Johnson
Community Reinvestment Act-Carter
Gov.guarantees to Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac 1995/96- Clinton
NAFTA- Clinton

All this information is out there but nobody seems interested it just so much easier to blame the PUBS and we just take it, PATHETIC

concernedsenior on September 2, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Black and White TV!
Black and White TV!
Black and White TV!
Black and White TV!
Black and White TV!
Ward Cleaver is racist!

John the Libertarian on September 2, 2012 at 12:33 PM

libfreeordie on September 2, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Speaking of greed and hypocrisy are you still pursuing that college teaching career when there are oh so many victims of low socio-economic school districts you could help by teaching in those districts.

chemman on September 2, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Thanks for the laugh.

Have you ever worked in the private sector, let alone in corporate life? Have you ever had to meet a payroll? Ever paid corporate taxes or income tax for that matter?

CorporatePiggy on September 2, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Libfree is the classic parasite.

CW on September 2, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Speaking of greed and hypocrisy are you still pursuing that college teaching career when there are oh so many victims of low socio-economic school districts you could help by teaching in those districts.

chemman on September 2, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Heh.

CW on September 2, 2012 at 12:34 PM

I would settle for imprisoning the DOTUS who authorized using Solybdra to launder money to his financial backers.

SWalker on September 2, 2012 at 12:29 PM

TFGRP was simply trying to keep 1,000 people from being laid-off by using other people’s money to support a failed product from a failed company. In other words, he CARED.

Why do you rightwing fascists hate people who care?

Bishop on September 2, 2012 at 12:34 PM

SWalker on September 2, 2012 at 12:24 PM

When I was watching it live, I could see that he was obviously doing some sort of skit. But I couldn’t figure out if his mannerisms were part of the act, or if he was just struggling to pull the skit off. But once I started reading about the references to Jimmy Stewart in “Harvey”, I realized that he was purposely keeping the audience on the edge of their seats. The messed up hair was part of that. He wanted all the perfectly groomed Left wing Hollywood types, with their implants, botox, and face lifts to be saying “oh wow, poor Clint, what’s happened to him”.

This will go down as the best performance of his life. When Romney wins, they should bring Eastwood out at the inaugural ball, looking like a million bucks, with his hair blow dried, waving one of his Oscars in the air, and saying “this one is for you guys”.

ardenenoch on September 2, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Why do you rightwing fascists hate people who care?

Bishop on September 2, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Cause the Killer Rabbit told me if I didn’t he was a gonna attack meh… ;p

SWalker on September 2, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Exactamundo logis

cmsinaz on September 2, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Why do you rightwing fascists hate people who care?

Bishop on September 2, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Your comment is pure idiocy and epitomizes the vile, confused left.

rplat on September 2, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Looks like Wallace can forget about an invite to Barry’s last Christmas party at the White House.

GarandFan on September 2, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Truth is hard for liberals.

Akzed on September 2, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Obligatory Blast From the Past, updated:

Are you better off now than you were two four years ago?

Absolutely.

crr6 on May 30, 2011 at 5:35 PM

No Flukeing!

Del Dolemonte on September 2, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Your comment is pure idiocy and epitomizes the vile, confused left. rplat on September 2, 2012 at 12:46 PM

You don’t hang here much I see.

Akzed on September 2, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Why do you rightwing fascists hate people who care?

Bishop on September 2, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Your comment is pure idiocy and epitomizes the vile, confused left.

rplat on September 2, 2012 at 12:46 PM

And Bishop catches another one…

SWalker on September 2, 2012 at 12:50 PM

It’s Snidely Whiplash,

The old time Villain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cocoEOKuCVQ&feature=fvsr

Texyank on September 2, 2012 at 12:51 PM

libfreeordie on September 2, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Say did you get those fine folks at Morehouse all straight yet?

Bmore on September 2, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Isn’t he working at Morebathhouse?

bayview on September 2, 2012 at 12:55 PM

When the man running Team Obama tries to run away from the question by talking about the tough environment Barack Obama inherited,

Okay, so the other choice for Team Division, Decline and Downgrade is that the dear liar is an Incompetent hack, unable to solve the countries problems..

If that’s the case, why should the voters give him 4 more years?

Chip on September 2, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Someone should throw this one at both Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Stephanie “Baghdad Barbie” Cutter.

One will likely either mumble, stutter and attempt to change the subject, while the other will smile, look at the camera with a perfectly straight face, and say we ARE already better off now, we just don’t see it.

But both will inevitably blame Bush.

pilamaye on September 2, 2012 at 12:59 PM

In these debates there will only be questions about social issues. There is no way MSM moderators go anywhere near the economy, unless Fox runs the debate. Sad, but true.

goflyers on September 2, 2012 at 12:59 PM

How come none of these “wise” political talking heads never compares the economy from the time Obama came to Washington and from before he came to Washington? It would be devastating. Especially if it was framed as his ideas vs. Romney’s ideas. Tax and Spend gone crazy vs. Cut spending and grow the economy.

txmomof6 on September 2, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Why do you rightwing fascists hate people who care?

Bishop on September 2, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Your comment is pure idiocy and epitomizes the vile, confused left.

rplat on September 2, 2012 at 12:46 PM

…LOL!…almost peed my pants!

KOOLAID2 on September 2, 2012 at 1:00 PM

I’m trying to figure out how PMSNBC is going to show all of their heroes (Pelosi, Reid, etc) AND also focus on minorities in prime time.
I’m so confused.

pambi on September 2, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Bishop on September 2, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Rat commie bastage fisherman!

John the Libertarian on September 2, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Also, Chris Matthews says it’s racist or something to ask about the “economy”.

goflyers on September 2, 2012 at 1:00 PM

KOOLAID2 on September 2, 2012 at 1:00 PM

That was a bright shiny one, no ??

pambi on September 2, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Why do you rightwing fascists hate people who care?

Bishop on September 2, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Is that you, Clint?

petefrt on September 2, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Your comment is pure idiocy and epitomizes the vile, confused left.

rplat on September 2, 2012 at 12:46 PM

That was sort of the point. How much did this one weigh when you got it back to the dock Bishop?

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on September 2, 2012 at 1:04 PM

libfreeordie on September 2, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Reader’s Digest Version:

The private sector is generally more incompetent than the public sector.

crr6 on June 12, 2010 at 12:08 PM

You can’t at all credibly speak about the state of the economy. That’s because you’re in a Recession-proof “job” that rewards you the same no matter how shoddy the product you produce is. Whether you turn out brilliant students or crappy students, you still have your job. In any other field that required real knowledge and experience, you would have been canned a long time ago.

By the way, below is a quote from the dude from here in New Hampshire who originally uttered the quote that you have adapted for your Sig. You might want to consider that you’re naming yourself after a General who was a hero at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Here’s what General John “Live Free or Die” Stark had to say about the Battle of Bennington:

My men, yonder are the Hessians. They were bought for seven pounds and ten pence a man. Are you worth more? Prove it. Tonight, the American flag floats from yonder hill or Molly Stark sleeps a widow.

I can see why you would worship such a fine man.

F-

Del Dolemonte on September 2, 2012 at 1:04 PM

KOOLAID2 on September 2, 2012 at 1:00 PM

That was a bright shiny one, no ??

pambi on September 2, 2012 at 1:01 PM

…yes!…usually it’s the number handles that don’t add up…or have a clue

KOOLAID2 on September 2, 2012 at 1:06 PM

KOOLAID2 on September 2, 2012 at 1:00 PM

That was a bright shiny one, no ??

pambi on September 2, 2012 at 1:01 PM

…yes!…usually it’s the number handles that don’t add up…or have a clue

KOOLAID2 on September 2, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Bishop has become such a legendary snark fisher here that some folks are demanding that he be given his very own snark hashtag… /b

SWalker on September 2, 2012 at 1:10 PM

libfreeordie on September 2, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Thanks for the laugh.

Have you ever worked in the private sector, let alone in corporate life? Have you ever had to meet a payroll? Ever paid corporate taxes or income tax for that matter?

CorporatePiggy on September 2, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Don’t waste your time. The Unit is not programmed to respond in that area.

As a “college professor”, libfree has it all-no matter how shoddy the product he turns out, he will still be paid the same as he would for turning out a decent quality product. And unlike any other field or profession I know, his “profession” will absolutely not penalize him for wrongdoing, unless it becomes too scandalous to sweep under the rug. See “Ward Churchill” and “Elizabeth Warren”, who were (and still are) allowed to function in academia using falsified credentials.

Del Dolemonte on September 2, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Unemployment: 7.8% then, 8.3% now
Median income: $54,983 then, $50,964 now
Gas prices: $1.85 per gallon then, $3.78 now
National debt: $10.6 trillion then, $15.9 trillion now

If the GOP is smart (OK, insert joke here), the ye wil run ad afeter ad, day affter day using these ststas with a tagline like:

Here’s Obama’s change. So much for his hope.

Bruno Strozek on September 2, 2012 at 1:12 PM

CorporatePiggy on September 2, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Don’t waste your time. The Unit is not programmed to respond in that area.

As a “college professor”, libfree has it all-no matter how shoddy the product he turns out, he will still be paid the same as he would for turning out a decent quality product. And unlike any other field or profession I know, his “profession” will absolutely not penalize him for wrongdoing, unless it becomes too scandalous to sweep under the rug. See “Ward Churchill” and “Elizabeth Warren”, who were (and still are) allowed to function in academia using falsified credentials.

Del Dolemonte on September 2, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Like Obama, libfree could basically get caught eating dead babies out of a human skull soup bowl and nothing would be done about it.

SWalker on September 2, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Wallace asks: David, can you honestly say…?

I doubt Axlerod can do anything honestly.

socalcon on September 2, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Dimbulb hack lefty operative is Axelrod, but even he can scare up enough brain wave activity to translate the question to, “Things were better when Bush was president.” This administration would sooner send pork products to their chums in the Muslim Brotherhood than ever admit that.

curved space on September 2, 2012 at 1:16 PM

…yes!…usually it’s the number handles that don’t add up…or have a clue

KOOLAID2 on September 2, 2012 at 1:06 PM

To be fair, it was one on our side.

John the Libertarian on September 2, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Del Dolemonte on September 2, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Like Obama, libfree could basically get caught eating dead babies out of a human skull soup bowl and nothing would be done about it.

SWalker on September 2, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Oh, and a confidential source has informed that Obama does have a complete 8 piece human skull soup bowl set… Given to him by Harry Reid as an inauguration gift, made from the skulls of the boys Harry killed and ate.

SWalker on September 2, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Hey Ed,

i’m going into poll withdrawal. We need more POLLS.

gerrym51 on September 2, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Update: Video fixed? What? How can a video with Axelcrud in it ever be anything but flawed?

stukinIL4now on September 2, 2012 at 1:19 PM

When I was watching it live, I could see that he was obviously doing some sort of skit. But I couldn’t figure out if his mannerisms were part of the act, or if he was just struggling to pull the skit off. But once I started reading about the references to Jimmy Stewart in “Harvey”, I realized that he was purposely keeping the audience on the edge of their seats. The messed up hair was part of that. He wanted all the perfectly groomed Left wing Hollywood types, with their implants, botox, and face lifts to be saying “oh wow, poor Clint, what’s happened to him”.

watching it live was tough I remembered thinking something wrong with Clint.

since then I’ve read the transcript.
if you just read it it’s devastating against Obama.

I’ve also seen an edited version with clint’s awkward pauses taken out. It also is extremely funny and devastating

gerrym51 on September 2, 2012 at 1:25 PM

New Obama campaign tune.

profitsbeard on September 2, 2012 at 1:26 PM

If the GOP is smart (OK, insert joke here), the ye wil run ad afeter ad, day affter day using these ststas with a tagline like:

the GOP may not be smart-but MITT is.

gerrym51 on September 2, 2012 at 1:27 PM

To be fair, it was one on our side.

John the Libertarian on September 2, 2012 at 1:16 PM

…brain phart or comedian or never uses a sarc tag…like me?

KOOLAID2 on September 2, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Axelturd, aka Adolph look-alike, and this dude and Obama are a bunch of unaccountable thugs.

Schadenfreude on September 2, 2012 at 1:31 PM

or never uses a sarc tag…like me?

KOOLAID2 on September 2, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Your sarc is excellent. Great sarc should never need a tag.

Schadenfreude on September 2, 2012 at 1:33 PM

…LOL!…almost peed my pants!

KOOLAID2 on September 2, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Heh. I almost peed your pants too!

Lanceman on September 2, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Your comment is pure idiocy and epitomizes the vile, confused left.

rplat on September 2, 2012 at 12:46 PM

You’re not very discerning.

Bishop is the sarcmeistser of HA. Pay attention.

Schadenfreude on September 2, 2012 at 1:35 PM

CorporatePiggy on September 2, 2012 at 12:28 PM

And unlike any other field or profession I know, his “profession” will absolutely not penalize him for wrongdoing, unless it becomes too scandalous to sweep under the rug. See “Ward Churchill” and “Elizabeth Warren”, who were (and still are) allowed to function in academia using falsified credentials.

Del Dolemonte on September 2, 2012 at 1:11 PM

….or unless the offense is plagiarism (they take that offense more seriously in the academia), and sooner or later libfree will be caught with the hands in the cookie jar…that one does not have a single original thought in his tiny skull, mostly he recycles garbage from various sources…

jimver on September 2, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Schadenfreude on September 2, 2012 at 1:33 PM

(:->)…Thx

KOOLAID2 on September 2, 2012 at 1:36 PM

sarcmeister, er…

Schadenfreude on September 2, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Dear Libfree;

There really is a difference between your Liberal Dogma regarding business and the Real World.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlVDGmjz7eM

jaydee_007 on September 2, 2012 at 1:37 PM

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