Quotes of the day

posted at 11:05 pm on September 4, 2012 by Allahpundit

President Barack Obama says his Republican challenger has the “wrong vision” for the country. So what’s his?

Some of his agenda for a second term is a continuation of the first. He’d raise taxes on annual family incomes above $250,000. He’d continue to spend on education and green energy. He’d implement the health care law and financial regulations already enacted. And he’d continue to withdraw U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan with a goal of getting them all out by the end of 2014.

Much of his plan is an open question, though, rendered all the more mysterious when he was caught on an open microphone telling Russian President Dmitry Medvedev earlier this year that he’d have “more flexibility” after the November election. To do what isn’t yet clear. Though he’s offered broad themes on the campaign trail, Obama has yet to flesh out the details.

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What should Mr. Obama push for? The richest American earners must pay more taxes on personal incomes, but the president should also propose comprehensive tax reforms to level the business playing field and encourage growth. A modest carbon tax should also be part of the mix—and I would strongly favor using the revenues to pay equal dividends directly to each American. Dividends would do more for low- and moderate-income families, buffering them against higher energy costs and boosting consumer demand. They also would give all citizens a visible and easily understood stake in the transition to a greener economy…

Perhaps the GOP will remain grumpy about the Affordable Care Act through 2014 and refuse to cooperate on routine legislative fixes. But a second Obama administration can move full speed ahead with the states. With repeal no longer possible, governors of both parties will have strong incentives to accept most Medicaid expansions and get the new health-insurance exchanges right. Mr. Obama should continue to welcome state-level experimentation, so that the best solutions can be found and spread across the land.

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Above all, we need to slow, stop and reverse climate change. A generation ago, as we faced another man-made global threat, the United States provided the leadership that produced an international agreement to ban chlorofluorocarbons from consumer products. Those chemicals had been destroying Earth’s life-protecting ozone layer.

The coming 25th anniversary of that Montreal Protocol serves as a timely reminder as we confront this generation’s planetary crisis: The world can come together. We can conquer climate change.

Doing so starts with presidential leadership, and the Obama administration has made a good start—most notably through carbon-reducing performance standards like the auto fuel-efficiency standards it issued last week. Fundamentally, though, Americans will need to finally put a price on carbon pollution.

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The president should approach the Republican leadership with an outstretched hand on a broad front of issues and be prepared to consider steps he has resisted. By doing so, he’ll seize the political high ground. And if the Republicans join him, his second administration would have the best chance to leave the country in better shape than he found it in 2009.

Here’s some of what this might mean:

Reaching a long-term fiscal agreement somewhere in the zone demarcated by the Simpson-Bowles and Domenici-Rivlin commissions.

Stabilizing the long-term finances of Social Security within the framework of the current program, which could be achieved through modest and well-understood changes in both revenues and benefits. For example, earnings subject to the Social Security payroll tax could be gradually raised to 90% from 85%, while benefits for upper-income beneficiaries could be indexed to inflation rather than wages.

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If Barack Obama wins re-election, Republicans will accept the fruitlessness of strategic obstruction. Unencumbered by the imperative to defeat Obama, who will be a lame duck president anyhow, they will begin to work with him on matters of urgent importance to the country.

That’s the White House’s operating theory, anyhow. In their words, the GOP’s fever will break. Or, as Obama himself recently put it, the “blister” will pop, and a new birth of good will will ooze forth into our politics.

There’s just one problem with the theory. Republicans and conservative thought leaders both openly say Democrats are kidding themselves. Even if Obama wins, the GOP is prepared to stymie him all over again — unless he more or less adopts a Republican governing agenda. Some have even used the promise of ongoing obstruction as an argument for a Romney president: Better to let us run the whole show than to keep government divided, because we won’t work with Obama if that happens.

It’s a brazen admission, and one the White House doesn’t really have an answer for.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday that if President Barack Obama is reelected, there would be potential under a divided government to make real progress on tax reform and entitlements.

With one caveat.

“I think it depends on whether Obama has an epiphany,” McConnell said in an interview…

“People ask me all the time to kind of psychoanalyze the guy, because I know him pretty well. I have no idea what he really is like,” McConnell said. “I can only assess what he has done. And what he has done so far is neither Reagan-like or Clintonian. And I can’t predict what he would be like in a second term. But I know this: he will not be able to do anything like what he did in the first two years.”

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If Obama wins, he will almost certainly win with a smaller majority of the vote than he got in 2008, in defiance of the usual trend: Incumbents who win re-election usually do better the second time around. Republicans will almost certainly add to their ranks in the Senate, and may take a majority. No way would they see this set of election results as a “decisive” statement of support for Obama’s views…

The Republicans aren’t going to change. Judging from the interview, neither will the president. He said that after the election he would tell Republicans “you no longer need to be focused on trying to beat me; what you need to be focused on and what you should have been focused on from the start is how do we advance the American economy.” He would reiterate that he has always been open to compromise. And he would “look at how we can work around Congress,” if needed…

If the public renders a split verdict — returning Obama to the presidency and giving Republicans more power in Congress — both parties will insist that it’s the other that needs to “listen to the American people.” The choice before those people is looking more and more like one between Romney and a unified Republican government, or Obama and four more years that look a lot like the last two.

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Personally, I wish Obama would use this convention to embrace Bowles-Simpson. That would lay the foundation for decades of prosperity. It would galvanize a new center-left majority.

But, mostly, I wish he’d be for something. I wish he’d rise above the petty tactical considerations that have shrunk him over the past two years. I wish he’d finally define what he stands for. A liberal populist? A Clintonian moderate? At some point, you have to choose.

Four years ago, Obama said we could no longer postpone tackling the big problems. But now he seems driven by a fear of defeat. His proposals seem bite-size. If Obama can’t tell us the big policy thing he wants to do, he doesn’t deserve a second term.

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Nevertheless, the Obama team remains cautiously confident that they are on track to win reelection for the President. As David Plouffe put it in an interview with me, while Obama advisers fully expect the race to be extremely close until the end, as long as he maintains a small but persistent lead in the battleground states, “we’re right on the cusp of victory.”

The Romney camp seems to be hoping for a big, late break of undecided voters his way. But Dems remain convinced they understand who these voters are and what motivates them better than the Romney team does — and don’t see a way that these voters break to Romney in large enough numbers to overcome a two or three point deficit in the key battlegrounds.

“The question is, Is Romney going to get enough of the undecided vote to overcome a two or three point deficit in the battle ground states?” Plouffe told me. “Most assuredly not.”

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Reality TV awaits the fraud occupying the WH.

FlaMurph on September 5, 2012 at 12:27 AM

ROTFLMAO…Bet he get’s voted off the island on the first episode…

SWalker on September 5, 2012 at 12:28 AM

The rumors of my death and/or untimely disappearance have been exaggerated.

Manly Rash has returned to Hot Air.

ManlyRash on September 4, 2012 at 11:46 PM

I wanted to believe you when you were certain McCain would win. Hope you spanked yourself for the bad call. :)

Glad you are back though.

arnold ziffel on September 5, 2012 at 12:28 AM

TXUS on September 5, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Thanks.

SparkPlug on September 5, 2012 at 12:28 AM

bazil9 on September 5, 2012 at 12:06 AM

The two ILLEGAL relatives, who are on the dole — one of which is a proven danger to the public — get to stay in the US.

The relative, who only wanted to VISIT legally, is denied.

Cloward & Piven would be so proud.

Resist We Much on September 5, 2012 at 12:12 AM

I know..isnt that a hoot? Laws-what laws!? LOL…everything is a joke. No wonder no one respects anything.

A nice French couple I know just got their Visa -ended. Owns a business here..2 homes and assimilated. But they must go. Too bad they aint related to BO and on welfare and into criminal mischief..they might have stayed.

bazil9 on September 5, 2012 at 12:28 AM

no sane American will put up with this idiot for four more years……. They steal it or lose it………….

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Sadly the insane can vote

Rio Linda Refugee on September 5, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Hey SparkPlug, It’s “doctored WOOD”, as in wood alcohol, peddelled as a cure-all, off the back of a horse-drawn wagon. That’s why it was called “a travellin medicine show”.

bigmike on September 5, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2012 at 12:26 AM

“Always with the negative waves, Moriarty, always with the negative waves.”

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:29 AM

That day may come, but not yet. Obama will go down in a landslide this Fall.

minnesoter on September 5, 2012 at 12:22 AM

You better not be Dick Morris.

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2012 at 12:29 AM

I’ve Been A Long Time

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 12:30 AM

“Always with the negative waves, Moriarty, always with the negative waves.”

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:29 AM

I always knew that you were an Oddball. ;)

Rio Linda Refugee on September 5, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Sadly, it’s true. I wish it were not.

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Rio Linda Refugee on September 5, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Woof, woof woof!!!

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Watching Greta with the panel. They are talking about feelings and Barack being empathic to the plight of the common man. Can they really be so wrapped up in that, that they think people will forget this man has been inept for the last four years? Or am I giving the public too much credit.

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:16 AM

.
There is a fact of life most people are never going to experience first hand.

I have tried for years to think of a way of getting it across in a mass consumption format.

ANY talking head you see on TV has a 95% probability of being dumber than the dumbest person you have ever met.

People wonder why the MSM is so easily manipulated. The answer is the faces in front of the camera are not selected for intelligence, common sense, achievement or anything other than being attractive and believeable when they say something on TV.

Manipulating the media is easier than getting an Irish Setter to “Sit” on command – and the Irish Setter is expecting a reward.

You are not giving the public enough credit I think, Cindy.

PolAgnostic on September 5, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Hi tafj. You are the unrelenting DJ of HA.

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2012 at 12:32 AM

You won’t be surprised.

INC on September 5, 2012 at 12:03 AM

You’re right. I’m not. Thanks for the link.

John the Libertarian on September 5, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Ron Paul is on Jay Leno right now…
They want him as a 3rd party candidate

OmahaConservative on September 5, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Or am I giving the public too much credit?

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Yes

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2012 at 12:26 AM

flip flip

schadenfreude |ˈ sh ädənˌfroidə| (also Schadenfreude)
noun
pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune.

Makes sense.

minnesoter on September 5, 2012 at 12:33 AM

The thing which REALLY gets my goat is when liberals go off on their “fair share” rants. I always have ONE question which I shoot back at them, which really shuts them up and leaves them stammering trying to come back with an answer: What EXACTLY does “fair share” mean; who determines what any one person’s “fair share” is? They simply CANNOT answer that question, only spout off the talking point. It makes me sick whenever I hear it these days. Has anyone else noticed this about liberals and this particular talking point?

Highlar on September 5, 2012 at 12:34 AM

At the risk of being rude to the Democrats.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDEdFxUZ01s

Chick it a bonus for you gentleman. Boy how things have changed.

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:34 AM

bigmike on September 5, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Thanks for the correction. I’m sure Cher is worrying about what modification she is going to do to her face next than caring about the accuracy of her own song lyrics. But Dire just thinks she is dandy and does no wrong. (:

SparkPlug on September 5, 2012 at 12:34 AM

I miss the good Doctor…

SWalker on September 5, 2012 at 12:26 AM

He can turn a phrase!

KCB on September 5, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Woof, woof woof!!!

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:32 AM

*SNORT*

Rio Linda Refugee on September 5, 2012 at 12:34 AM

OmahaConservative on September 5, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Hey! Have you gotten any rain?

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:35 AM

bazil9 on September 5, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Hi b9, thx for Chicago “the garden of effed up” on another thread.
Made me and the wife laugh.

arnold ziffel on September 5, 2012 at 12:35 AM

hehe

SparkPlug on September 5, 2012 at 12:23 AM

heee hee.

*hug*

You make me laugh and smile SP. Seriously. Cons have no sense of humor though..you must be a troll. ;)

And a good night to all. Work come early.

bazil9 on September 5, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Ron Paul is on Jay Leno right now…
They want him as a 3rd party candidate

OmahaConservative on September 5, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Makes no difference. Anybody who is stupid enough to write in “Ron Paul” is not worth worrying about.

minnesoter on September 5, 2012 at 12:35 AM

They want him as a 3rd party candidate

OmahaConservative on September 5, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Define they.

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Good evening, Schadenfreude. Good to ‘see’ you this evening. Would you like me to ‘relent’?

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Super depressing:

Michelle Obama’s primetime speech peaked at 28,003 tweets per minute at its conclusion, nearly double Mitt Romney’s at 14,289 at peak.

So much for us controlling twitter.

andy85719 on September 5, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Whoever buys the tweets controls twitter. Both sides are doing it. 31% of Obama’s twitter followers (a little under 6 million people) are fake. After his campaign infrastructure and tv ad buys, the Obama campaign’s largest expenditure has been on the internet. Now you know a reason why.

de rigueur on September 5, 2012 at 12:35 AM

The preference cascade is growing. Note Romney’s numbers among independents, and Obama’s inability – even in the polls where he leads nationally or in a state – to get over 46-47% support. For a high-profile incumbent, that is a mountain to climb because historically about 2/3 of the late deciders break for the challenger unless there is some huge late sea-change in the race.

Does anyone really think so many of those who disapprove of Obama’s job performance, don’t believe he deserves reelection, think the country is on the wrong track, and have a negative view of the future will turn around and vote for more of the same?

Adjoran on September 5, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Hey! Have you gotten any rain?

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Just some pi$$ing drizzles and teases…

OmahaConservative on September 5, 2012 at 12:36 AM

bazil9 on September 5, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Goodnight, B9! Sleep well! :)

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 12:36 AM

And a good night to all. Work come early.

bazil9 on September 5, 2012 at 12:35 AM

What? you have a job? You must be a raaaaacist biter clinger… ;p

SWalker on September 5, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Hi b9, thx for Chicago “the garden of effed up” on another thread.
Made me and the wife laugh.

arnold ziffel on September 5, 2012 at 12:35 AM

lol..good to see you. I am glad..just say whatever I think of.
Sorry..I am cashing out my chips. Night A.

bazil9 on September 5, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Define they.

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Audience hoots and applause, in Burbank of course…

OmahaConservative on September 5, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Chick it a bonus for you gentleman. Boy how things have changed.

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Nice, good song too.

arnold ziffel on September 5, 2012 at 12:37 AM

They want him as a 3rd party candidate

OmahaConservative on September 5, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Define they.

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:35 AM

People who make a grapefruit the smartest thing in the room?? ;p

SWalker on September 5, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Hey SparkPlug, It’s “doctored WOOD”, as in wood alcohol, peddelled as a cure-all, off the back of a horse-drawn wagon. That’s why it was called “a travellin medicine show”.

bigmike on September 5, 2012 at 12:29 AM

“Doctor Good” was the name of a patent medicine…the main ingredient of which was grain alcohol.
Sometimes it had opium added.

That’s how people got to drink on the sly. “A little Doctor Good for my lumbago.”

Solaratov on September 5, 2012 at 12:38 AM

andy85719 on September 5, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Hasn’t it lately been determined that about 70% of The Won’s Twitter followers are b.s.?

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:38 AM

Hi Jackie!

KCB on September 5, 2012 at 12:38 AM

Oh that reminds me, I’ve heard the good Dr T no long stops by for chats, is it really true??????

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 12:39 AM

The theater of the DNC lets liberals escape from bleak reality of Obama’s presidency.

Mormontheman on September 5, 2012 at 12:39 AM

KCB on September 5, 2012 at 12:38 AM

Good evening, Ken! Nice to see you this evening. :)

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 12:39 AM

OmahaConservative on September 5, 2012 at 12:37 AM

As we know from experience, if Rep. Paul doesn’t know how to do anything else, he can pack an audience.

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:39 AM

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 12:39 AM

That’s REALLY TRUE! :)

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 12:40 AM

That’s how people got to drink on the sly. “A little Doctor Good for my lumbago.”

Solaratov on September 5, 2012 at 12:38 AM

what?You sure it wasn’t “Doctor FeelGood“?

SWalker on September 5, 2012 at 12:40 AM

SWalker on September 5, 2012 at 12:37 AM

I thought those were Obama voters?

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Where is Bmore?

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Hasn’t it lately been determined that about 70% of The Won’s Twitter followers are b.s.?

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:38 AM

I think that might be Facebook followers.

de rigueur on September 5, 2012 at 12:41 AM

The rumors of my death and/or untimely disappearance have been exaggerated.

Manly Rash has returned to Hot Air.

ManlyRash on September 4, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Well, that’s a darn shame. Can’t wait for a good fruiter thread so you can show everyone your true essence, instead of that BS coolness thing you used to portray.

Then again, you might have gotten over yourself during your walkabout in the outback. We’ll just have to see.

platypus on September 5, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Out of Reach

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 12:41 AM

“The question is, Is Romney going to get enough of the undecided vote to overcome a two or three point deficit in the battle ground states?”

This is what concerns me most.

lorien1973 on September 5, 2012 at 12:41 AM

As we know from experience, if Rep. Paul doesn’t know how to do anything else, he can pack an audience.

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:39 AM

It was pretty raucous applause. Paul looked like an elderly and befuddled little old man…

OmahaConservative on September 5, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Oh that reminds me, I’ve heard the good Dr T no long stops by for chats, is it really true??????

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 12:39 AM

He’s around as far as I know. He just blooms every 4 to 6 weeks.

arnold ziffel on September 5, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Above all, we need to slow, stop and reverse climate change.

Yeah. We all need to do that. I’m way past the “slow” and “stop” crap. Sign me up for full “reverse” — this won’t effect the axial wobble, will it? — we need to leave that the hell alone.

minnesoter on September 5, 2012 at 12:42 AM

SWalker on September 5, 2012 at 12:37 AM

I thought those were Obama voters?

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Wink wink, nod nod, say no more… ;)

SWalker on September 5, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Hasn’t it lately been determined that about 70% of The Won’s Twitter followers are b.s.?

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:38 AM

I think that might be Facebook followers.

de rigueur on September 5, 2012 at 12:41 AM

My bad. You are correct. (same link as before)

de rigueur on September 5, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Hello Jackie
hows life? Hope all is well……..;-)

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 12:43 AM

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Can’t complain, Mike! How about you?

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 12:43 AM

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Evening…no, not at all. It’s still a free land and HA, for the nonce.

———–
basil9, we should put pennies in a kitty every time SP makes us smile :)

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2012 at 12:44 AM

“The question is, Is Romney going to get enough of the undecided vote to overcome a two or three point deficit in the battle ground states?”

This is what concerns me most.

lorien1973 on September 5, 2012 at 12:41 AM

What 2-3 point deficit? The most recent polls show Romney at LESS THAN 1 point difference between him and Obama in the majority of battleground states. And Romney has been on a slow but steady rise in the battleground states for a while. I don’t think there’s any doubt Romney is going to win this thing, and possibly win it big.

Highlar on September 5, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2012 at 12:44 AM

You were burning up the threads today. Some excellent posts. :)

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Arnold
I heard he got the hammer over getting nasty with twerp, I could be wrong ………?

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 12:45 AM

My bad. You are correct. (same link as before)

de rigueur on September 5, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Some other group used Mashup’s Fake Follower Check and came up with 30%. But Mashup maintains the 70% figure in its update. So, at any rate, a fair percentage of tonight’s outpouring of twitter love for Michelle was… fake.

de rigueur on September 5, 2012 at 12:45 AM

This man, Allahpundit, is a typical case of knee jerk reactionary who who believes by the crap that liberals and some other knee jerk reactionaries on our side say and gets very intimidated by them… It is really pathetic… Notice that he is the only main writer on HotAir who is afraid to use his real name, this should tell you a lot about his character…

mnjg on September 4, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Besides your post being somewhat incoherent and grammatically challenged, AP has good reason to stay somewhat anonymous, given his work in the past that gave rise to serious threats from Islamic jihadists.

Yes, he is an insufferable Eeyore, and some of us even regularly call him a candy-ass RINO, which he probably is, but questioning his character will not wash here, not in this place.

You’re obviously new here, and equally unaware of the thousands of substantive and well-written posts he has done beyond QOTD.

To dismiss him as you do argues a lack of wit which I, for one, find appaling, and sad.

TXUS on September 5, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Nothin’ But A Woman

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Jackie
Cant complain, nobody will listen ……..;-D

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 12:46 AM

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 12:45 AM

You’re not wrong. Check with Flora. :)

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 12:46 AM

de rigueur on September 5, 2012 at 12:41 AM

LOL! Sorry, Twitter, facebook, all the same to me!!!

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:47 AM

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Ain’t it the truth? lol! I’m in the same boat!:)

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 12:47 AM

“The question is, Is Romney going to get enough of the undecided vote to overcome a two or three point deficit in the battle ground states?”

This is what concerns me most.

lorien1973 on September 5, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Well, g’night.

minnesoter on September 5, 2012 at 12:47 AM

LOL! Sorry, Twitter, facebook, all the same to me!!!

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:47 AM

You were right. I misread the article update. Linked in my posts above.

de rigueur on September 5, 2012 at 12:47 AM

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 12:45 AM

The ugly tyrants bring it out of me. They must be sent packing and mocked into oblivion, so as to not repeat.

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2012 at 12:47 AM

ROTFLMAO…Bet he get’s voted off the island on the first episode…

SWalker on September 5, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Hey! Did you hear about Survivor: Detroit?

[I wasn't going to bring it up until I had a chance to do the graphics, but...]

“All the federal government’s got to do is say, ‘We’re gonna welcome here in this country–first come, first served–families, if they’re willing to come here under the following terms:

‘We’re going to assign you a city–let’s say Detroit–you got to agree to not be arrested and not take any federal, state or city money, and you’ve got to live there for seven years, and if you survive seven years, we’ll make you and your family full citizens.‘”

- Nanny Doomberg, 14 August 2012

Let the record reflect that the Mayor of New York City wants to send all immigrants — illegal and legal — to DETROIT. Typical Progressive “NIMBY.”

I wonder what the over/under would be for a typical illegal family of 4 surviving 7 years in Detroit?

Oh, shyt, I think that I just cracked a rib!

Resist We Much on September 5, 2012 at 12:48 AM

de rigueur on September 5, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Thanks, the important thing to take from it is that he’s a big fat fraud.

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Hearting Katie Pavlich on CNN.

KCB on September 5, 2012 at 12:49 AM

I’m not saying that that is all there is to it, just that we should remain vigilant and keep our powder dry.

Rio Linda Refugee on September 5, 2012 at 12:26 AM

Absolutely. The winds are in the right direction, but the work still needs to be done. This can be won, but we can’t take anything for granted.

AZfederalist on September 5, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2012 at 12:47 AM

I couldn’t agree more! If we damage that ego enough perhaps he’ll stay home with the harpy where he belongs.:)

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 12:49 AM

My Own Fault

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Thanks, the important thing to take from it is that he’s a big fat fraud.

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Exactly. Michelle’s Twitter reception was bought and paid for. And was only the new media.

de rigueur on September 5, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Let the record reflect that the Mayor of New York City wants to send all immigrants — illegal and legal — to DETROIT. Typical Progressive “NIMBY.”

I wonder what the over/under would be for a typical illegal family of 4 surviving 7 years in Detroit?

Oh, shyt, I think that I just cracked a rib!

Resist We Much on September 5, 2012 at 12:48 AM

ROTFLMAO… Kind of fit’s with this…

Z World Detroit.

SWalker on September 5, 2012 at 12:51 AM

My personal Convention story would be more like the Dems’ rags-to-riches tales except that…When my dad was cut off by steel mill jobs being moved overseas, my mother, wealthy already, got riiiich! in Chicago politics and, unlike Mr. Emanuel and Mr. Obama, she knew when to cash out.

That is all…

:)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on September 5, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Jackie
I got my lady hooked on QOTD, she cant post yet, but when I’m not around she keeps me up to date on things……it’s kinda cool…….;-)

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Demain n’existe pas

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2012 at 12:53 AM

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Look forward to ‘meeting’ her on the next open registration! That IS very cool!:)

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 12:53 AM

At the risk of being rude to the Democrats.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDEdFxUZ01s

Chick it a bonus for you gentleman. Boy how things have changed.

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Much appreciated. ;-)

Before I saw that video, I thought it was a female singing the opening lines.

AZfederalist on September 5, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Arnold
I heard he got the hammer over getting nasty with twerp, I could be wrong ………?

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 12:45 AM

He should have—I just didn’t know mgmt put their foot down.

arnold ziffel on September 5, 2012 at 12:55 AM

de rigueur on September 5, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Well, Mrs. Obama should be sooooo proud of her Twitter followers. They’re lovely.

http://twitchy.com/2012/09/04/stay-classy-michelle-obama-fans-celebrate-speech-by-cursing-ann-romney/

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:57 AM

…and I would strongly favor using the revenues to pay equal dividends directly to each American.

Aaaaaaaaaaand, there’s your green movement end-game in plain text.

CycloneCDB on September 5, 2012 at 12:58 AM

Slow Horizon

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 12:59 AM

AZfederalist on September 5, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Apparently healthy women(reads normal) were in vogue in 1965, today she would be on “The Biggest Loser”.

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:59 AM

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2012 at 12:53 AM

That was very beautiful. Lovely voice.

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 12:59 AM

Well, Mrs. Obama should be sooooo proud of her Twitter followers. They’re lovely.

http://twitchy.com/2012/09/04/stay-classy-michelle-obama-fans-celebrate-speech-by-cursing-ann-romney/

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:57 AM

“Harriet Thugman”? Is that like Harriet Tubman for twitter fakes?

de rigueur on September 5, 2012 at 1:01 AM

“Doctor Good” was the name of a patent medicine…the main ingredient of which was grain alcohol.
Sometimes it had opium added.

That’s how people got to drink on the sly. “A little Doctor Good for my lumbago.”

Solaratov on September 5, 2012 at 12:38 AM

Makes much more sense that “doctored wood”. Dr. Good will get you high, “doctored wood” (methanol) will get you blind or dead. Not exactly good for the people selling it.

AZfederalist on September 5, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Arnold
Yes that was really serious, if he was next to me at a bar sayin sh*t like that, he wouldn’t be on the barstool for long, and I really hate to fight………..much

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Apparently healthy women(reads normal) were in vogue in 1965, today she would be on “The Biggest Loser”.

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 12:59 AM

What? For not being anorexic? She had nothing to apologize for.

AZfederalist on September 5, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Not exactly good for the people selling it.

AZfederalist on September 5, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Cuts way down on complaints and refund requests.

platypus on September 5, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Double Trouble

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Jackie
ya, I’m still trying to think up a good name, I like crazy Karen, but she’s not so fond of it …..lol

angrymike on September 5, 2012 at 1:04 AM

My great-grandmother used to keep one of them brown glass cough syrup bottles in her purse and would sip her ‘medicine’ from it…

OmahaConservative on September 5, 2012 at 1:06 AM

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