Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on September 3, 2012 by Allahpundit

As Democrats head to Charlotte for this week’s convention, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is heading back on the campaign trail later this week with a new message: the hope and change that President Barack Obama promised four years ago has left people disappointed…

“It has been a disappointing four years,” Romney said. “And I think for that reason, people of Ohio, even those who like him a lot will say, you know, he is just not up to the job.”

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Just as Mitt Romney’s challenge last week at the Republican National Convention was to connect on a personal level with voters and make them comfortable with the idea of him sitting in the Oval Office, President Obama’s challenge this week at the Democratic National Convention is to reignite the flame—the passion among young and Latino voters that burned four years ago but is now just a smoldering ember…

Among the 9,659 registered voters interviewed by the Gallup Organization’s tracking polls Aug. 6-26, Romney and Obama were tied overall at 46 percent. But Obama beat Romney by 24 points, 58 percent to 34 percent, among voters ages 18-29 and by a whopping 32 points, 61 percent to 29 percent, among Latinos. In each case, the percentage who say they will definitely vote is significantly lower than it is among other demographic groups who view Obama less charitably.

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Barack Obama could have learned something from LBJ. As a candidate Obama promised to change the way Washington works and he rode a wave of global support into the White House. His first two years in office have repeatedly been compared to the New Deal under Franklin Roosevelt and the Great Society under Johnson, with historic achievements on health care, Wall Street reform and other domestic priorities.

But Obama’s first term has also left many of his supporters wondering whether those accomplishments could have been bigger in size, scope and impact. The health care reform legislation was built largely off a conservative model, with millions of people shuttled into the private market. The financial regulatory reform bill contained carve-outs for the private sector and is widely regarded as not far-reaching enough to curb some of the banking industry’s worst practices. The White House made little effort to push labor priorities like the Employee Free Choice Act, which would have granted workers more avenues to form unions. The Iraq war may have ended, but the war in Afghanistan heated up, with lingering confusion as to why troops remain there…

Van Jones, a former White House official whose background in grassroots organizing gave him a different perspective from those of officials who’d come from the Clinton administration, summed up the consternation felt by many Obama supporters.

“Who killed the hope?” Jones wondered. “And what happened?”

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The expectation was that Obama represented a new brand of politics, marshaling ideas, language and tactics in ways that would constitute a break from Democratic orthodoxy. The reality is that Obama, so far, has presented no set of ideas that collectively represent anything that might last beyond his term as “Obamism.” His West Wing staff, and his governing agenda, have their roots deep in the traditional Democratic soil of Chicago and Capitol Hill.

The expectation was that Obama’s governing style would find fresh uses of the presidential platform, inspiring public pressure to forge new governing coalitions. The reality is that Obama by his own admission has not used his pulpit in creative ways — failing to “tell a story to the American people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism,” as he told a CBS News interviewer this summer. And, far from breaking a generation-long partisan standoff in Washington, Obama’s presidency has been almost entirely defined by it.

The expectation was that Obama would be a dazzling personal presence in Washington, lighting the capital with an electric surge of power and glamour that would revive JFK’s Camelot with an African-American hue. The reality is that Obama’s cultural impact has been virtually nil. His weekends are that of a typical middle-aged suburban professional, hanging out with wife and daughters, except when he’s not retreating with a small collection of friends to the basketball court or golf course…

“The worst thing that ever happened him was that he was saddled with a myth before he ever earned it,” said Smith.

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Conservatives who consider Obama a thinly disguised Leninist will be surprised that liberals have grown disenchanted with their onetime hero. But you can’t underestimate the naïveté and ignorance that inflated the bubble of the Obama Delusion — how fragile it was, how vulnerable to the first pinprick of reality. It turns out they really did expect a “transformative” presidency that would move us beyond left and right. They meant it! And in this childish belief they were encouraged by their candidate, who might have meant it too, for the same reasons. Obama’s admiration for Barack Obama, after all, was even greater than theirs, and his ignorance of the messy practical realities of self-government almost as complete…

As for the personal chilliness that disappoints Fallows, we should be surprised that he’s surprised. The self-love that freed Obama to portray himself during the campaign in laughably grandiose (but inspirational!) terms accounts for his “inability to connect with people” in smaller settings. Now that his workplace has moved from the center of college sports arenas where he was surrounded by hysterical youngsters to offices and hallways and conference tables where men of guile and cunning gather, the power of his ego has failed him.

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Obama’s pattern is this: Make a promise; break the promise; insist that you’ve kept the promise, and hope the press gives you a free pass. When called out, resort to absurd word parsing. This is how Obama campaigns, and it is how he governs

Still, in his 2010 State of the Union address, Obama said, “we’ve excluded lobbyists from policymaking jobs.” When I pressed the White House on this, it defended the claim, writing: “As the President said we have turned away lobbyists for many, many positions.”

This sleight of hand is not a one-off. Obama does it over and over.

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When first elected, Obama supposedly sought to secure his personal and political identity by emulating Abraham Lincoln’s “Team of Rivals,” enlisting political opposites to his inner circle. This included making Hillary Clinton, whom he defeated in a hotly contested 2008 primary contest, his secretary of state and keeping on Defense Chief Robert Gates, who served in that capacity under Obama’s Republican predecessor, George W. Bush.

Today, the “Team of Rivals” is more appearance than reality. “He thought it was a great idea and ever since he’s backtracked, he didn’t really do it,” Maraniss says. When top appointments are made, the paramount consideration usually is how the people fit the president’s “comfort” zone

Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, noted the other day that he had just finished reading the fourth installment of Robert Caro’s epic biography of Lyndon Johnson. He thought of the contrast with Obama. “Johnson,” Bush says, “would have grabbed people by the shoulders, ears, head. He would have convinced John Boehner that it was his patriotic duty to step up. He would have charmed whoever was the guy who needed to be charmed, or the gal, to get the budget done.”

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[E]ven those loyal to Mr. Obama say that his quest for excellence can bleed into cockiness and that he tends to overestimate his capabilities. The cloistered nature of the White House amplifies those tendencies, said Matthew Dowd, a former adviser to President George W. Bush, adding that the same thing happened to his former boss. “There’s a reinforcing quality,” he said, a tendency for presidents to think, I’m the best at this…

For someone dealing with the world’s weightiest matters, Mr. Obama spends surprising energy perfecting even less consequential pursuits. He has played golf 104 times since becoming president, according to Mark Knoller of CBS News, who monitors his outings, and he asks superior players for tips that have helped lower his scores. He decompresses with card games on Air Force One, but players who do not concentrate risk a reprimand (“You’re not playing, you’re just gambling,” he once told Arun Chaudhary, his former videographer)…

Asked if there was anything at which the president allowed himself to just flat-out fail, Mr. Nesbitt gave a long pause. “If he picks up something new, at first he’s not good, but he’ll work until he gets better,” he said.

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The sense that Obama simply won’t sacrifice his brand, or image as a winner, for the greater Democratic good is widespread in Democratic circles. Over the past four years, he has led his party through the political wars, including some they didn’t want to fight, while managing to forge only a handful of new relationships with Democrats outside his tight circle. He’s toiled shoulder to shoulder with his party’s leaders, but just as assiduously distanced himself from his fellow Democrats to cultivate the image of bipartisanship or avoid the taint of single-digit congressional approval ratings.

These days, Obama’s messaging is strikingly in tune with that of down-ballot Democrats. Yet there’s a nagging sense among some headed to Charlotte that Obama is an enthusiastic Democrat who remains oddly unenthusiastic about other Democrats…

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has repeatedly chided Obama’s top aides, including Axelrod, Jack Lew and Gene Sperling, over the White House’s lack of attention to House Democrats and Obama’s rhetorical habit of lumping all members of Congress into the same political refuse heap. Senators have also made their frustrations known behind closed doors, with Axelrod absorbing a fair amount of the flak aimed at his boss — including a memorable tongue-lashing from Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) over health care messaging in 2010.

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All of which leaves the question of what would happen in a second Obama term.

The president’s advisers believe the instinct for consensus remains part of Obama’s basic political makeup — though Republicans still do not. Obama’s team points to the fact that whether as president of the Harvard Law Review or as a member of the Illinois Senate, he found ways to bring together people of opposing views. The current campaign, however, could make hitting a reset button more difficult — if that is the president’s hope or intention.

After the rancor of the past few years, Snowe has announced her retirement and cited the political climate as a reason for her pessimism. She sees blame all around and has not absolved her party from responsibility. But she says that if anything is to change, it will come only through presidential leadership.

“I would hope that he would recognize that he essentially has the capability and the capacity to get it done,” she said. “People expect that of a president. He should be able to use the power of his office to work with Congress in a way they could produce the results that are so desperately needed for the future of our country. . . . Somehow, it has not worked. Perhaps he does not appreciate the dimensions of his own office. I don’t know.”

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“The worst thing that ever happened him was that he was saddled with a myth before he ever earned it,” said Smith.

Idiots – who created the myth? Who allowed the Messiah to be built?

The higher the top, the higher the drop. Couldn’t happen to a bigger charlatan.

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2012 at 12:56 AM

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Man, Butterfield’s! Too cool. :)

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 12:58 AM

Hi tafj – nice to ‘see’ you too.

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2012 at 1:00 AM

But you can’t underestimate the naïveté and ignorance that inflated the bubble of the Obama Delusion

“Obama gonna pay mah morgage!”

One doesn’t have to be naive, just a messiah worshipper with lots of faith in big-eared Leninists.

Don L on September 4, 2012 at 1:01 AM

“The worst thing that ever happened him was that he was saddled with a myth before he ever earned it,” said Smith.

Idiots – who created the myth?

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Heh, composite bama…

jimver on September 4, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Frosty

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 12:56 AM

I was listening to Albert earlier. You do know how to pick ‘em.

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Drownin’ on Dry Land

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 1:04 AM

I just saw Jessica Yellin interviewing Reggie Love about the ONE…ugh.

d1carter on September 4, 2012 at 1:05 AM

There’s a fictional barack, and it’s not us creating it.

This guys whole life is a lie.

I’ve done my homework.

Barky’s whole story is a lie.

Dogeater.

Liar.

America hater.

wolly4321 on September 4, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2012 at 12:56 AM

meh. Obama wasn’t saddled with any myth he and Ayres and Axelrod didn’t dream up and sell.

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 1:06 AM

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Well thank you, Nova. I take that as a particular compliment coming from you. :)

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Is bayam a “she?”

listens2glenn on September 4, 2012 at 12:06 AM

…I’m picturing DWS’s hair on Henry Waxman’s head with Barney Franks body and Hillary’s voice!

KOOLAID2 on September 4, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Who did create the myth? That’s our real enemy.

wolly4321 on September 4, 2012 at 1:08 AM

Make It Rain Kid playing lead guitar and singing is Tim Wagoner, my cousin. Originally from Garwin, IA, but spent his whole adult life in Nashville. They never could quite make it to the top, but we heard them a couple of times in town here when on tour and they were pretty good. Scruffy lookin’ bunch, though:)

a capella on September 4, 2012 at 1:10 AM

KOOLAID2 on September 4, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Yikes!

Dedicated to Debbie Poodlehair-Schulz and Stephanie Cutsfarts:

Season Of The Witch

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 1:10 AM

a capella on September 4, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Listening right now… be right back…. sounding good…:)

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 1:12 AM

Make It Rain Kid playing lead guitar and singing is Tim Wagoner, my cousin. Originally from Garwin, IA, but spent his whole adult life in Nashville. They never could quite make it to the top, but we heard them a couple of times in town here when on tour and they were pretty good. Scruffy lookin’ bunch, though:)

a capella on September 4, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Nice…

SWalker on September 4, 2012 at 1:14 AM

…he/she had every ailment known to physicians and psychiatrists at some point jimver …whatever worked to elicit some sympathy when realizing it had gone over the top…it was always a “condition” to explain the “behavior”.
…you know “It’s not my fault!…oh please understand me!”

KOOLAID2 on September 4, 2012 at 12:54 AM

…yeah, strangely enough he had the whole clinical pathology spectrum covered, from epilepsy seizures to depression and whatev (according to him), which am sure got him a lot of sympathy…But you are proly right that in reality he was just manufacturing excuses like a pro (could that be a condition too??? :)…

jimver on September 4, 2012 at 1:20 AM

This sob gets elected again, I’m cleaning out the truck. I’ll pack up all the canned goods, guns & ammo, and check out. Heavily armed, equipted.

Enough .22cal to last two lifetimes.

wolly4321 on September 4, 2012 at 1:24 AM

a capella on September 4, 2012 at 1:10 AM

I bookmarked it! They’re good. I’ll be checking out some of their other tunes. By the way, I didn’t think they looked scruffy, either.

Man, you’ve been holding out on us, a capella! :)

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 1:24 AM

Is bayam a “she?”

listens2glenn on September 4, 2012 at 12:06 AM

…I’m picturing DWS’s hair on Henry Waxman’s head with Barney Franks body and Hillary’s voice!

KOOLAID2 on September 4, 2012 at 1:07 AM

She sounds like a composite character :)…Bama is jealous :)..

jimver on September 4, 2012 at 1:25 AM

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 1:10 AM

You know I’m keeping that one, too, right?:)

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Democrats need to convince America this week that President Obama has fulfilled his promises. To do this, of course, they have to mislead America – just as Obama and his campaign aides have relied on conjurer’s tricks for four years.

Obama’s pattern is this: Make a promise; break the promise; insist that you’ve kept the promise, and hope the press gives you a free pass. When called out, resort to absurd word parsing. This is how Obama campaigns, and it is how he governs.

Must be punished by sending home, mocked into oblivion.

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2012 at 1:27 AM

After Hours

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 1:28 AM

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2012 at 1:27 AM

Oh… I like that ‘mocked into oblivion’ part!

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 1:28 AM

Meanwhile, Obama has mostly gotten away with his false and misleading claims for four years. Let’s see if he can keep it up over the next four days.

Old media, spontaneously combust, all of you harlots and misfits. What you eat is Obama’s caca, not Beluga caviar.

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2012 at 1:34 AM

a capella on September 4, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Very nice!..:)

Dire Straits on September 4, 2012 at 1:35 AM

Lonesome Highway

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 1:35 AM

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 1:28 AM

1. It’s what he’d hate the moste, the thin-skinned narcissistic charlatan.

2. It would prevent a repeat of such.

Those who brung him, spontaneously combust too. May you all never be forgiven.

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2012 at 1:36 AM

moste = most

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2012 at 1:36 AM

Really

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 1:37 AM

SWalker on September 4, 2012 at 1:33 AM

Very Good tune!..:)

Dire Straits on September 4, 2012 at 1:44 AM

Need Your Love So Bad

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 1:45 AM

SWalker on September 4, 2012 at 1:33 AM

…just got done going over last nights Quotes of the day thread…(coming back here for a tune periodically)…I don’t have the patience or the energy some of you people have…you did good work!

KOOLAID2 on September 4, 2012 at 1:45 AM

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2012 at 1:36 AM

Yes. That’s why what Eastwood did to him was so very appropriate. Eastwood shredded that thin skin and tender ego.

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 1:47 AM

I never understood how bailing out GM “Saved jobs” in the auto industry. What, we were going back to the horse and buggy if GM went under? The US produces millions of cars a year, through the work of thousands of well paid and highly skilled workers, a few thousand less getting their paycheck from GM would only mean a few thousand more being hired by Ford, or Honda, or Toyoda or whoever to make the same number of cars the market was supporting, just from fewer and/or different producers. Yes, there would be disruptions, but was it worth tens of billions of federal dollars to push those disruptions down the road a few years? So GM made it through 2009 with massive government help. Is it out of the woods or will it go bankrupt once again in 2013 and start the whole process all over? Was it worth all that money to have 9 companies producing the same number of cars that eight companies could have done just as well?

Fred 2 on September 4, 2012 at 1:48 AM

Mocked in to oblivion, yes. Maybe more.

One could wonder, what betrayal is, to countrymen.

Progressives. Communism.

People better wake up.

wolly4321 on September 4, 2012 at 1:48 AM

Work Song

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 1:51 AM

SWalker on September 4, 2012 at 1:33 AM

…just got done going over last nights Quotes of the day thread…(coming back here for a tune periodically)…I don’t have the patience or the energy some of you people have…you did good work!

KOOLAID2 on September 4, 2012 at 1:45 AM

The sad part, is that for the most part I actually like Floating Rock. Now granted he hates me with a passion (you can guess why), but when he isn’t in his batshit insane Ron Paul is the only one who can save us mode, he’s really not a bad guy.

SWalker on September 4, 2012 at 1:53 AM

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 1:51 AM

What a cool rhythm line that tune has, with a jazz vibe thrown in to send it home! Very nice. :)

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 1:54 AM

I’ll Play the Blues For You

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 1:58 AM

I Got A Mind To Give Up Livin’

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 2:01 AM

Those who brung him, spontaneously combust too. May you all never be forgiven.

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2012 at 1:36 AM

…despite the groups of people I see holding the FORWARD signs smiling and affirmitively shaking their heads whenever the JugEarred one is shown on TV…I have been feeling a little giddy this weekend, I had contact with 3 of my many liberal friends…the-they HATE Sarah Palin, Romney is a lying slimy crook and Ryan is a cartoon character crowd! All three were going to be voting for Democrats for every position on the ballot…but not voting for President! When I asked why (these people bleed and pee blue)…none thought he was doing a very “good job”!

KOOLAID2 on September 4, 2012 at 2:07 AM

I’ll Take Care of You

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 2:07 AM

I’ll Take Care of You

And here’s the cover of that original 1959 tune.

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 2:12 AM

he’s really not a bad guy.

SWalker on September 4, 2012 at 1:53 AM

…I’ve noticed the same…there are a number of people on this site that are the same way…you feel like they are brothers and sisters in spirit and you feel so much commonality with them that you feel like you would take a bullet for them…and then on one or two issues…they go batshitcrazy !… and you are praying that they haven’t pro-created anything close to human form!

KOOLAID2 on September 4, 2012 at 2:15 AM

Blues in B Flat

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 2:15 AM

Stop

Because even I can’t fly on just one wing… here’s the other one.

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 2:19 AM

Blues in B Flat

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 2:15 AM

…thanks!…going to use that one to crash with…

KOOLAID2 on September 4, 2012 at 2:23 AM

I’ll Take Care of You

And here’s the cover of that original 1959 tune.

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 2:12 AM

Now that was sweet. Try this:

Part Time Love

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 2:25 AM

Walkin’ Blues

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 2:26 AM

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 2:25 AM

Very cool. Great vocals.

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 2:31 AM

Almost spun this one earlier. How is that for coincidence?

Stop

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 2:33 AM

Obama has many proud fathers. Frank Marshall Davis, Jeromy Wright, Bill Ayers, Karl Marx, Benito Mussolini, King George, King Louie, Joe Isuzu and Bozo the Clown, and he inherited the worst traits and characteristics of each of them.

VorDaj on September 4, 2012 at 2:35 AM

VorDaj on September 4, 2012 at 2:35 AM

The chin lift and head tilt reminds me of no one so much as Il Duce.

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 2:37 AM

and then on one or two issues…they go batshitcrazy !… and you are praying that they haven’t pro-created anything close to human form!

KOOLAID2 on September 4, 2012 at 2:15 AM

You’re mad. I’m mad. We’re all mad or else we wouldn’t be here.

Cheshire Cat on September 4, 2012 at 2:38 AM

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 2:26 AM

Try this version:

Walkin’ Blues – John Kay

Yes, the Steppenwolf John Kay.

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 2:40 AM

Hound Dog

Buddy Guy/Big Mama Thornton

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 2:40 AM

How Long Blues

Pine Top Perkins

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 2:44 AM

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 2:40 AM

Now THERE’S a surprise! :)

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 2:45 AM

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 2:40

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 2:44 AMAM

Now we’re cookin’.

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 2:51 AM

I’m A Lonely Man

Sonny Boy Williamson

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 2:53 AM

Okie Dokie Stomp

Clarence Gatemouth Brown

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 2:56 AM

Smokestack Lightnin’

Howlin’ Wolf

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 2:59 AM

John Edwards would have probably made a better president than Obama.

rubberneck on September 4, 2012 at 3:00 AM

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 2:33 AM

I think we’re in tune!:)

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 3:02 AM

Two Of A Kind

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 3:03 AM

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 3:03 AM

Great tune. Really pretty.

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 3:13 AM

Fare Thee Well Northumberland

Mark Knopfler

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 3:19 AM

Fare Thee Well Northumberland

Mark Knopfler

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 3:19 AM

That one is new to me. Very tight, as usual with Knopfler.

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 3:28 AM

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 3:28 AM

I really like that one. Its hard, of course, to find one of his that isn’t absolutely great, but that one stands out for me.

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 3:30 AM

Ain’t No Grave

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 3:32 AM

Leavin’ Town Blues

Peter Green

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 3:42 AM

Well look who’s still up! Anyway, I was laughing at the dead thread over there about the hotel situation in Charlotte. All those reporters are going to be in a pretty “disgruntled” condition just walking in the door, if their hotel situation sux like that. That’s great on a trip, isn’t it? I wonder if that’s likely to color their perceptions and their reporting? ;-) Sit back, the funny parts are just getting started!

Harbingeing on September 4, 2012 at 3:43 AM

Excellent video (We’ve heard it all before). All it needs is an overlay of the situation in 2008 and now, at each talking point. Unemplyment then and now. Foreclosure rate then and now, etc. Debt then and now. It would make his bland recitations even more damning / self-incriminating.

rayra on September 4, 2012 at 3:45 AM

Leavin’ Town Blues

Peter Green

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 3:42 AM

You knew I would love that one. And a new version to me, too.

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 3:46 AM

Romeo and Juliet

Mark Knopfler

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 3:46 AM

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 3:46 AM

Yes… I confess.. I did. I’m glad it was a new version for you, too! :)

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 3:48 AM

I’m gonna fade out here, Jackie. A pleasure to share music with you as always.

I’ll sign off with this one:

In My Own Dream

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 3:55 AM

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 3:55 AM

Goodnight, Nova. Its been a pleasure for me, too. Sleep well. I’m off to dream, as well.

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 3:57 AM

As The Years Go Passing By

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 3:58 AM

As The Years Go Passing By

thatsafactjack on September 4, 2012 at 3:58 AM

Lovely. Pleasant dreams, my friend.

novaculus on September 4, 2012 at 4:04 AM

morning joe crew just loves biden….good ol joe….

even admits if anyone else has said any of the things this idiot has said, they would have been dumped…and they giggled abotu it…

cmsinaz on September 4, 2012 at 6:18 AM

Wouldn’t it be funny if somebody slipped some truth serum in to Clinton’s beer before his speech. I think it would go something, “Ah heck, who are we are trying to kid? We know PBHO’s a complete disaster. Just vote for Mitt.”

MJBrutus on September 4, 2012 at 6:34 AM

It looks like its going to be up to Romney to create his own bounce. I hope he can. If the DNC looks like Babylon, the American people will experience revulsion, and that could create the bounce he needs. We’ll see.

kingsjester on September 4, 2012 at 6:36 AM

morning joe crew just loves biden….good ol joe….

even admits if anyone else has said any of the things this idiot has said, they would have been dumped…and they giggled abotu it…

cmsinaz on September 4, 2012 at 6:18 AM

And they get away with it because…

DETROIT, MI – Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign stop Monday in downtown Detroit was news to city resident Renay Samuels.

In fact, Samuels, a 49-year old single mother of four children, didn’t even know who Biden was until this reporter informed her after the event.

“You said the vice president under Obama, right?,” Samuels asked, while waiting for a bus at the Rosa Parks Transit Center. “So when Obama is not there he takes over?

“I’ve never heard of him.” Source

Flora Duh on September 4, 2012 at 6:36 AM

morning joe also totally infatuated with faux warren. even though she troubles in massachussets the, base love her and she has remained “pure” from wall street.

i love it how joe bends over backward to praise liberal women.

renalin on September 4, 2012 at 6:39 AM

I am tired of all of this make a personal connection with the people crap: that’s not what a president does. Just another construct of the media that everyone is buying into.

Romney needs to take the gloves off and keep them off. This is getting all soft and mushy (again).

Sherman1864 on September 4, 2012 at 6:41 AM

kingsjester on September 4, 2012 at 6:36 AM

*crossing fingers*

Flora Duh on September 4, 2012 at 6:36 AM

*shaking the head*

renalin on September 4, 2012 at 6:39 AM

wants to keep his job…

cmsinaz on September 4, 2012 at 6:47 AM

tingles

KJ I think you are on to something with babylon

cmsinaz on September 4, 2012 at 6:50 AM

boy are the dems pushing ‘we are better off then we were 4 years ago’ meme…

cmsinaz on September 4, 2012 at 6:51 AM

Gov. Dan Malloy is melting under Joe reminding him of President Barry’s $716 billion cut to Medicare. Eat it, Democrats!

Punchenko on September 4, 2012 at 6:53 AM

i love it how joe bends over backward to praise liberal women.

renalin on September 4, 2012 at 6:39 AM

She should be praised — she’s a disaster.

I have no problem with our team encouraging the Democrats to nominate more barking moonbats with fabricated histories. It makes our job defeating them that much easier when they do. :-)

Punchenko on September 4, 2012 at 6:56 AM

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