Quotes of the day

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

The Obama era in American politics began almost exactly eight years ago in Boston, when a youthful Senate candidate’s soaring speech to the Democratic National Convention stole the show from the actual Democratic nominee.

It ended, to all intents and purposes, last Thursday night in Charlotte, when a weary-seeming incumbent delivered perhaps the fourth-best major address at his own convention — a plodding, hectoring speech that tacitly acknowledged that this White House is out of ideas, out of options and no longer the master of its fate…

[W]e are not in the late 1990s anymore. There is nothing remotely “normal” about the unemployment rate we’re enduring, or the long-term deficits we face, or the fact that the American birthrate has dropped below replacement level over the last five years. Or alternatively, if this is the new normal, then it’s a normalcy that both citizens and politicians should aspire to swiftly leave behind…

But whatever happens in November, the president’s own words have given us fair warning: We face a continuing crisis, and the liberalism of Barack Obama is no longer equal to the task.

***

Four years later the shooting liberal star, as we called him then, has come down to earth. What should have been a buoyant recovery coming out of a deep recession was lackluster to start and has grown weaker. The partisanship he claimed to want to dampen has become more fierce. The middle-class incomes he sought to lift have fallen. These results aren’t bad luck or the lingering effects of a crash four years ago. They flow directly from his “transforming” purposes.

To our mind, two events amid hundreds stand out as defining President Obama’s first term. The first is his go-for-broke pursuit of progressive social legislation instead of focusing on economic recovery. The second is his refusal to strike a budget deal with Speaker John Boehner in 2011. Both reveal a President more bent on transforming America than addressing the needs of our time…

So now Mr. Obama is seeking a second term by asking the voters to give him more time to finish the job he started. But what job is that?

***

[I]f there is a unifying idea behind this basket of aspirations, I missed it. I hear all the time, but don’t really know for sure, that the mythical undecided voters that both campaigns chase are not particularly ideological — if they were, they would have already decided between the candidates — and that they clamor for these sorts of statements that include specific and quantifiable goals.

But the list leaves a lot to wonder about. Does Obama have a new plan for addressing climate change? Beats me. (He did say, “And yes, my plan will continue to reduce the carbon pollution that is heating our planet because climate change is not a hoax.” But he didn’t actually offer a real proposal to do anything to stop climate change—nothing like a carbon tax or cap and trade. In fact, he talked about increasing oil production and other sources of carbon pollution.) Will he pursue comprehensive immigration reform in the next session of Congress? He didn’t say. When he faces the fiscal cliff, which would be the first and possibly the most consequential issue of his potential second term, how will he reform Medicare and restructure the tax code? Again, the details were absent last night.

***

The situation facing Romney is hard for some Republicans to comprehend. They didn’t buy Obama’s bill of goods in the first place and find it hard to sympathize with anyone who did. But there are millions of people who voted for Obama who are not only disappointed in him but have come to the conclusion that he does not deserve to be re-elected. The problem for Romney is they might still be persuaded to vote for the president. Making them comfortable with the idea of leaving Obama is Romney’s job.

Romney campaign advisers are very familiar with the type. They do polling, they do focus groups and they see the phenomenon everywhere. Says campaign pollster Neil Newhouse: “These voters are my mother-in-law. She’s a soft Republican and voted with pride for Barack Obama in terms of what it meant for the country. And now, every time she talks to me, she’s more than disappointed. She’s frustrated. She’s upset. She thought she was voting for a transformational leader and feels like we got just another politician.” You can bet Newhouse and the Romney campaign are not basing their strategy on one mother-in-law. They’re undoubtedly seeing the same thing all the time in their research.

The important thing for Romney, aides believe, is not to rub the voters’ noses in their decision from four years ago. Don’t bash Obama, don’t even harp on how he’s not up to the job — that carries the implication that they should have known that when they voted for him. Just focus on the point that his policies have not made things better. “You’ve got to be careful in terms of how you talk about the president,” says a top Romney campaign aide. “It’s his policies and performance voters are concerned about — that’s the focus.”

***

“So you see, the election four years ago wasn’t about me,” President Obama explained. “It was about you. My fellow citizens, you were the change.”

We were the change!

We were the change? Us?…

It’s depressing to look back and remember what soaring hopes we had for ourselves only four years ago. Did we overdo it with the Greek columns? Sheesh, a million people showed up for our inauguration. Now we brag when we break 10,000.

What a drag to realize that Hillary was right: big rallies and pretty words don’t always get you where you want to go. Who knew that Eric Cantor wouldn’t instantly swoon at the sound of our voice or the sight of our smile?…

He gave it to us straight: It’s not me, it’s you.

***

Last night the president used rhetorical flourishes to say that his election was never about him, but “you.” As in, EVERYONE. So when Obama said that “you” are the reason people have a better future ahead of them, Stewart suspected that the president was trying to push all the responsibility on the people so then he could blame them for “the shitty stuff that hasn’t been done.”

Stewart concluded by remarking that the American people need to be grounded, and “maybe the only person who could have done it was the one who put all that air under our feet in the first place.”


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Anyone know if Paul Ryan is still around?

Bmore on September 9, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Paul Ryan is spending the weekend in Oregon doing debate preps.

bayview on September 9, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Winter is a pain in the ass. How far are you away from me Axe. As the crow flys so to speak?

Bmore on September 9, 2012 at 12:22 AM

According to Google maps, and just picking the big middle of Georgia, about 600 miles due west. :)

If you set out for a visit, you’ll probably need some flares or something.

Bring pie!

Axe on September 9, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Hi & Bye War Planner!

Dark Star on September 9, 2012 at 12:28 AM

btw, saw a tweet that Ryan is fine with state control of Medical MaryJane

take that barry…more evolving…and quick too.

but barry’s the one that’s cracked down using the Fed laws

i swear i don’t know what keeps this guy any where near competitive…the is so much for the lefties/liberatians to h8

r keller on September 9, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Well folks, I must try to get some sleep, if not I’ll see you in an hour……
goodnight all………;-)

angrymike on September 9, 2012 at 12:29 AM

DBear why are you stuck being an apologist for this failed Presidency. Have you ever even asked yourself that simple question. What about this failure is appealing to you?

Bmore on September 9, 2012 at 12:24 AM

failed presidency? again he is still cleaning up the mess your guy spent 8 years creating and the public isn’t crazy enough to put you guys back in charge after just 4 years. 2012 was always outta reach for your party thats why your big stars didnt run. maybe you’ll have better luck with Rubio/Christie/whoever in 2016

DBear on September 9, 2012 at 12:29 AM

How are you this fine evening?

Dark Star on September 9, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Just enjoying the cool breeze through the house after the T-storms.

uncommon sense on September 9, 2012 at 12:30 AM

gumbyandpokey on September 9, 2012 at 12:10 AM

I know that you have a low IQ but even for a low IQ person like you this simple Math should be easy enough to understand:

If 10% of Obama “White Voters” from 2008 switch and vote for Romney combined with 3% of his voters from 2008 staying home in 2012 then Obama is certain to lose the elections…

Based on recent polls, Obama is losing somewhere between 15% to 18% of the “White voters” who voted for him in 2008 so assuming that 10% of “White Voters” who voted for him in 2008 switch and vote for Romney in 2012 is a very probable scenario… Based on polls, the energy gap is very much in our favor in 2012 so assuming that 3% of Obama voters from 2008 are going to stay home in 2012 is a very probable scenario…

The MATH is very much on our side and the MATH plus the reality of the economy on the grounds say that Obama is going to lose the elections…

It over, your welfare queens agitator is finished…

mnjg on September 9, 2012 at 12:30 AM

angrymike on September 9, 2012 at 12:25 AM

True. Still a lot of extra work either way. I just love the heat. Cold is not right. It’s just not right. ; )

Bmore on September 9, 2012 at 12:30 AM

DBear why are you stuck being an apologist for this failed Presidency. Have you ever even asked yourself that simple question. What about this failure is appealing to you?

Bmore on September 9, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Free stuff?

bayview on September 9, 2012 at 12:30 AM

failed presidency? again he is still cleaning up the mess your guy spent 8 years creating and the public isn’t crazy enough to put you guys back in charge after just 4 years. 2012 was always outta reach for your party thats why your big stars didnt run. maybe you’ll have better luck with Rubio/Christie/whoever in 2016

DBear on September 9, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Your dumbass leader said if he couldn’t do it in 3 years he’s a 1 termer.

wargamer6 on September 9, 2012 at 12:30 AM

bayview on September 9, 2012 at 12:28 AM

A while ago I asked “Tampa Bay?” and you gave me the Bucks’ schedule for that week.

What I should have said was “What bay do you have a view of?”.

jaime on September 9, 2012 at 12:30 AM

failed presidency? again he is still cleaning up the mess your guy spent 8 years creating and the public isn’t crazy enough to put you guys back in charge after just 4 years. 2012 was always outta reach for your party thats why your big stars didnt run. maybe you’ll have better luck with Rubio/Christie/whoever in 2016

DBear on September 9, 2012 at 12:29 AM

I know that you have a low IQ but even for a low IQ person like you this simple Math should be easy enough to understand:

If 10% of Obama “White Voters” from 2008 switch and vote for Romney combined with 3% of his voters from 2008 staying home in 2012 then Obama is certain to lose the elections…

Based on recent polls, Obama is losing somewhere between 15% to 18% of the “White voters” who voted for him in 2008 so assuming that 10% of “White Voters” who voted for him in 2008 switch and vote for Romney in 2012 is a very probable scenario… Based on polls, the energy gap is very much in our favor in 2012 so assuming that 3% of Obama voters from 2008 are going to stay home in 2012 is a very probable scenario…

The MATH is very much on our side and the MATH plus the reality of the economy on the grounds say that Obama is going to lose the elections…

It over, your welfare queens agitator is finished…

mnjg on September 9, 2012 at 12:31 AM

he’s on mothballs since being exposed as a pathological liar

DBear on September 9, 2012 at 12:18 AM

1. “What happened in Selma, Alabama and Birmingham also stirred the conscience of the nation…This young man named Barack Obama…came over to this country. He met this woman…(who) had a good idea there was some craziness going on because they looked at each other and they decided…it might…be possible for us to get together and have a child. There was something stirring across the country because of what HAPPENED (PAST TENSE) in Selma, Alabama… So they got together and Barack Obama Jr. was born. So don’t tell me I don’t have a claim on Selma, Alabama. Don’t tell me I’m not coming home to Selma, Alabama.”

- Barack Obama

4 August 1961: Barack Obama’s birthday

7 March 1965: First Selma March

Thanks for playing.

2. Obama’s mum did not spend her dying months fighting with her health insurance company. They paid for everything.

Obama lied.

3. On 11 January 1996, Obama became a dues-paying member of the Socialist New Party.

Obama lied.

4. The Janesville plant closed on 23 April 2009.

If you want the exact quotes of what Obama said in 2 campaign stops there in 2008, plus the newspaper and television news marking the final day:

Dems Out-Do Goebbels: Accuse Your Opponent Of Using “The Big Lie” While Using It To Make The Allegation

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/09/dems-out-do-goebbels-accuse-your.html

M2RB: Tim McGraw, Gwyneth Paltrow & Leighton Meester

5. The CBO backs Ryan’s position on the Medicare cuts not Clinton nor Obama.

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/ftpdocs/113xx/doc11376/ryanltrhr4872.pdf

6. Romney’s Truthful Welfare Ad…Smoking Gun Provided By The New York Times

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/08/romneys-truthful-welfare-adsmoking-gun.html

M2RB: Robert Cray at Montreux

With a new addition today from the Washington Post:

How Obama has gutted welfare reform

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-obama-has-gutted-welfore-reform/2012/09/06/885b0092-f835-11e1-8b93-c4f4ab1c8d13_story.html

Resist We Much on September 9, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Just enjoying the cool breeze through the house after the T-storms.

uncommon sense on September 9, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Aw, I love those kind of nights.

Dark Star on September 9, 2012 at 12:31 AM

DBear on September 9, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Well, based on that last answer, I would say that DBear left rehab early. Shame really.

uncommon sense on September 9, 2012 at 12:31 AM

he’s on mothballs since being exposed as a pathological liar

DBear on September 9, 2012 at 12:18 AM

1. “What happened in Selma, Alabama and Birmingham also stirred the conscience of the nation…This young man named Barack Obama…came over to this country. He met this woman…(who) had a good idea there was some craziness going on because they looked at each other and they decided…it might…be possible for us to get together and have a child. There was something stirring across the country because of what HAPPENED (PAST TENSE) in Selma, Alabama… So they got together and Barack Obama Jr. was born. So don’t tell me I don’t have a claim on Selma, Alabama. Don’t tell me I’m not coming home to Selma, Alabama.”

- Barack Obama

4 August 1961: Barack Obama’s birthday

7 March 1965: First Selma March

Thanks for playing.

2. Obama’s mum did not spend her dying months fighting with her health insurance company. They paid for everything.

Obama lied.

3. On 11 January 1996, Obama became a dues-paying member of the Socialist New Party.

Obama lied.

Resist We Much on September 9, 2012 at 12:32 AM

DBear on September 9, 2012 at 12:29 AM

liberal liar

jaime on September 9, 2012 at 12:32 AM

where was Dumbya at your convention? u guys are hoping the public has amnesia and forgets he screwed everything up ay? good luck with that

DBear on September 9, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Bless your heart.

You’re right though, we did everything we could to keep him hidden.

http://electad.com/video/rnc-day-3-republican-national-convention-video-presentation-tribute-to-george-w-bush-august-29-2012/

Flora Duh on September 9, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Give up mnjg. Dbear doesn’t understand things like math.

wargamer6 on September 9, 2012 at 12:32 AM

I know Gumby is a libtard troll but if this politico article can be believed then Romney is in far worse shape than I previously thought. Without Ohio it’s over, no if’s ands or buts about it.

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Well I can guarantee you that Politico article is full of crap. Obama won O-I-H-O by 4 points in 2008. How would he be up by a high single-digit margin now given the disaster of the last 4 years coupled with the state going red in the midterms? Are you seriously going to tell me he’s actually gained 3-5 points in a traditionally red-leaning state after the p-sspoor job he’s done thus far?

If Obama wins O-I-H-O(and that remains a BIG IF), it’ll be by 2-3 points at best.

Doughboy on September 9, 2012 at 12:33 AM

What’s hilarious about it? The style? The song choice? What?

jaime on September 9, 2012 at 12:07 AM

that’s funny reminds me of Goodfellas….’what I’m funny how? how am I funny? What like a clown? Do I amuse you? Funny how?’

No it’s all good Jaime…I’ve just never seen that before – it is kind of odd.

Stray Cat on September 9, 2012 at 12:33 AM

4. The Janesville plant closed on 23 April 2009.

If you want the exact quotes of what Obama said in 2 campaign stops there in 2008, plus the newspaper and television news marking the final day:

Dems Out-Do Goebbels: Accuse Your Opponent Of Using “The Big Lie” While Using It To Make The Allegation

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/09/dems-out-do-goebbels-accuse-your.html

M2RB: Tim McGraw, Gwyneth Paltrow & Leighton Meester

Resist We Much on September 9, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Husband just finished reading “No Easy Day”. He said he could cry for what these brave seals go through and they were put off for a year because of the woman behind the throne jarrett (father was friends with frank marshall davis – obama’s mentor). So they had to change things and change things and no one gave a damn about them!

Then 0b0z0 took credit when all he was doing was playing golf while they were on their way. They had to pull him off the golf course so he could come and sit in a corner and look like the least likely leader in the room.

No wonder obama is trying to keep the military from voting. He hates them and they know it.

Bambi on September 9, 2012 at 12:33 AM

failed presidency? again he is still cleaning up the mess your guy spent 8 years creating and the public isn’t crazy enough to put you guys back in charge after just 4 years. 2012 was always outta reach for your party thats why your big stars didnt run. maybe you’ll have better luck with Rubio/Christie/whoever in 2016

DBear on September 9, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Weak ass tea from a weak ass apologist. Your guy sucks. Admit it. He has worsened every thing he could at every oppurtunity he has. Liberalism, the failed socialist philosophy is the largest culprit as to why we are where we are. Quit being an apologist and man up and think for yourself. You weak minded leftist. Man up weak one!

Bmore on September 9, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Well the country is clearly going off the rails under 0bama.

Who is John Galt on September 9, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Aw, I love those kind of nights.

Dark Star on September 9, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Makes for a pleasant evening after 90 degree temps :)

uncommon sense on September 9, 2012 at 12:33 AM

There’s A Moon Out Tonight

thatsafactjack on September 9, 2012 at 12:33 AM

DBear on September 9, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Dbutt’s theme song

jaime on September 9, 2012 at 12:34 AM

I know Gumby is a libtard troll but if this politico article can be believed then Romney is in far worse shape than I previously thought. Without Ohio it’s over, no if’s ands or buts about it.

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 12:19 AM

..and alluding to my comment above, bgibbs, check out the comments in that article. Seems the Dems are a little more concerned about this state of affairs that (R)s might be, viz:

kcmo_710
Sep. 8, 2012 – 8:43 PM EST

Pay no attention to this, Democrats. Obama is losing, and losing big time. he needs every single one of you to get out to vote, and vote a straight Dem ticket. And, get your friends to vote a straight Dem ticket. We are at a critical juncture and need to take back our country from those that would destroy it and sell off its parts for salvage to the highest bidder.

..if anything, stuff like this will be a great narcotic and convince a lot of Dems that they can coast.

The War Planner on September 9, 2012 at 12:34 AM

5. “D” Doesn’t Stand For Democrat — It Stands For “D’Oh!”

The CBO backs Ryan’s position on the Medicare cuts not Clinton nor Obama.

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/ftpdocs/113xx/doc11376/ryanltrhr4872.pdf

6. Romney’s Truthful Welfare Ad…Smoking Gun Provided By The New York Times

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/08/romneys-truthful-welfare-adsmoking-gun.html

M2RB: Robert Cray at Montreux

With a new addition today from the Washington Post:

How Obama has gutted welfare reform

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-obama-has-gutted-welfore-reform/2012/09/06/885b0092-f835-11e1-8b93-c4f4ab1c8d13_story.html

Resist We Much on September 9, 2012 at 12:34 AM

has had

Bmore on September 9, 2012 at 12:35 AM

u guys are hoping the public has amnesia and forgets he screwed everything up ay? good luck with that

DBear on September 9, 2012 at 12:20 AM

amnesia? You seem to be forgetting that the economy was going great until 2007 when Pelosi and Reid took over the House and Senate. You seem to forget that it was Jimmy Carter and BJ Clinton policies regarding forcing banks to give home loans to people who had no prayer of ever paying those loans back, you seem to forget the failure of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac caused by the CRA loan debacle, you seem to forget the dems like Barnie Frank ridiculing the idea when Bush pushed for further oversight of the housing loan scams by Fannie and Freddie. You seem to forget a whole lot of facts that point to your democrat party being responsible for the root cause of the housing crash. Why is that?

AZfederalist on September 9, 2012 at 12:36 AM

STAY

thatsafactjack on September 9, 2012 at 12:36 AM

failed presidency? again he is still cleaning up the mess your guy spent 8 years creating and the public isn’t crazy enough to put you guys back in charge after just 4 years. 2012 was always outta reach for your party thats why your big stars didnt run. maybe you’ll have better luck with Rubio/Christie/whoever in 2016

DBear on September 9, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Hey, DoucheBear. What exactly did Bush do over the course of 8 years to create this so-called mess? Can you name a single Bush Administration policy(one he instituted, not continued from past administrations) that led directly to the collapse of Lehman Bros. and the financial crisis in 2008? And what has Obama done in 4 years to clean any of it up? I’ll just be over hear listening to the crickets chirping while you scour the web for your followup talking points.

Doughboy on September 9, 2012 at 12:36 AM

This is how I feel about Romney’s chances this November. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xpugp6DIb3I

libfreeordie on September 8, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Here’s mine for Obama:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f8mvI9n9Cw

Night Owl on September 9, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Based on recent polls, Obama is losing somewhere between 15% to 18% of the “White voters” who voted for him in 2008 so assuming that 10% of “White Voters” who voted for him in 2008 switch and vote for Romney in 2012 is a very probable scenario… Based on polls, the energy gap is very much in our favor in 2012 so assuming that 3% of Obama voters from 2008 are going to stay home in 2012 is a very probable scenario…

The MATH is very much on our side and the MATH plus the reality of the economy on the grounds say that Obama is going to lose the elections…

It over, your welfare queens agitator is finished…

mnjg on September 9, 2012 at 12:31 AM

did you factor in losing 80+% of the non-white vote? your last comment shows why that is btw people can see through your racist party

DBear on September 9, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Give up mnjg. Dbear doesn’t understand things like math.

wargamer6 on September 9, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Is he/she that stupid, we are talking simple arithmetic here and not some complicated differential equations… :)

mnjg on September 9, 2012 at 12:37 AM

failed presidency? again he is still cleaning up the mess your guy spent 8 years creating

DBear on September 9, 2012 at 12:29 AM

You’re right again of course. And Nancy Pelosi’s House of Representatives and Harry Reid’s Senate, which btw, included an up and coming Senator from Illinois named Barack Hussein Obama, didn’t have a thing to do with it.

the public isn’t crazy enough to put you guys back in charge after just 4 years.

DBear on September 9, 2012 at 12:29 AM

November, in the year of our Lord, Two Thousand Ten.

Flora Duh on September 9, 2012 at 12:38 AM

did you factor in losing 80+% of the non-white vote? your last comment shows why that is btw people can see through your racist party

DBear on September 9, 2012 at 12:37 AM

hahahahahaha loser

wargamer6 on September 9, 2012 at 12:38 AM

This Magic Moment

thatsafactjack on September 9, 2012 at 12:38 AM

Yep. Put in a few hours today, beans, peas, peaches. Gotta start getting all the wood over to the house form the shed. Three cords of red oak, ready to go, eight more in waiting. The leaves are starting, the acorns are dropping on the metal shed roof as I type. It’s coming. Fall.

Bmore on September 9, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Being here in Arizona, it’s easy to forget that other parts of the country have weather. We are still uppper 90′s, cloudy and humid. Had a little rain shower yesterday.

AZfederalist on September 9, 2012 at 12:38 AM

QOTD thread ain’t the place for serious matters…I couldn’t even get traction with what should be the TEA party theme song Farewell to Kings.

Wish I’d met you when I worked in Manhattan.

Who is John Galt on September 9, 2012 at 12:39 AM

..and alluding to my comment above, bgibbs, check out the comments in that article. Seems the Dems are a little more concerned about this state of affairs that (R)s might be, viz:

Yeah I noticed that too. And yeah Romney’s up by 3 in the latest Ohio poll. Plus most of the polls are skewed towards the dems. I’m not saying Romney is losing just saying playing it nice isn’t going to close the sale for Romney. He’s made a few mistakes with the marxist’s a nice guy and agreeing with Clinton. That kind of stuff has to stop.

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 12:39 AM

that’s funny reminds me of Goodfellas….’what I’m funny how? how am I funny? What like a clown? Do I amuse you? Funny how?’

No it’s all good Jaime…I’ve just never seen that before – it is kind of odd.

Stray Cat on September 9, 2012 at 12:33 AM

What? Am I Here To Amuse You?

I almost got you. You might fold under questioning.

jaime on September 9, 2012 at 12:40 AM

failed presidency? again he is still cleaning up the mess your guy spent 8 years….

DBear on September 9, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Your distortion of the genesis of the housing bubble and the collapse is quite amazing. You ignore the role of Carter, BJ, the successions of former Clinton official mismanaging Fannie Mae, Barney Frank and Maxine Water resisting GWB’s effort to rein in the out-of-control loan practice at Fannie and Freddie, the corruption of Dodds and other Dems with the dealing with CountryWide, the role of Barry in suing Citibank for 198 plaintiffs for alleged redlining, and now 19 of them had not defaulted.

bayview on September 9, 2012 at 12:40 AM

http://www.politico.com

gumbyandpokey on September 9, 2012 at 12:10 AM

…hey gutmeandpokeme…why don’t you just give us the press releases from the White House?…clean off Jay’s glasses while you’re at it!

KOOLAID2 on September 9, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Who is John Galt on September 9, 2012 at 12:39 AM

That was for Resist Me Much…quote failure.

We need a modern comment system that makes it clear what you are responding to.

Who is John Galt on September 9, 2012 at 12:42 AM

BTW, big day for battleground state polls coming out tomorrow. Gonna be some bombs dropped by PPP, I hear.

gumbyandpokey on September 9, 2012 at 12:42 AM

I’m surprised Douchebear’s not pushing the “war on women and abortion” meme. His party of stupid pushed that so hard at the convention. What, 5% of the voting public care about that?

wargamer6 on September 9, 2012 at 12:42 AM

did you factor in losing 80+% of the non-white vote? your last comment shows why that is btw people can see through your racist party

DBear on September 9, 2012 at 12:37 AM

I kept Obama numbers with blacks the same as 2008 which is 96% for Obama(talk about racist blacks voting 96% for a black guy)… and I kept the Hispanic numbers the same as in 2008 which is around 67% of them voting for Obama… It is over for your welfare queens agitator there is no amount of voters among blacks, Hispanics, and single women to make up for his losses among Whites… Also many of the fools who voted for him would not even bother and vote this elections in particular the Youth…

mnjg on September 9, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Being here in Arizona, it’s easy to forget that other parts of the country have weather. We are still uppper 90′s, cloudy and humid. Had a little rain shower yesterday.

AZfederalist on September 9, 2012 at 12:38 AM

They tell me living out there is good on the bones though. I have only been out there once. I loved it. But I missed my mountains, wet that they stay. Almost eighty inches so far. The moisture can be a killer. Especially on wood. ; )

Bmore on September 9, 2012 at 12:42 AM

God, I need some good news after last week….

FerdtheMoonCat on September 8, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Well, think of this. The Catholic vote may not be as it was since the Contraceptive/Abortion issue. Obama coming out and putting in their Platform supporting gay marriage; 4,000 Black Pastors are very upset and most Blacks are against g.m. Now today he most likely has lost the Senior vote with the Pilot program taking 2 mil
off Medicare/Voucher issue.

He has to be in bad shape regardless what the polls are saying. If they don’t poll Likely Voters, then I call them b.s.

Cheer Up!!

bluefox on September 9, 2012 at 12:44 AM

You know what one of your big problems is DBear, your a coward. You won’t answer a straight up question. One more time. Why do you choose to be an apologist for the worst President ever?

Bmore on September 9, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Since I Don’t Have You

thatsafactjack on September 9, 2012 at 12:44 AM

your a= your’re

Bmore on September 9, 2012 at 12:45 AM

I think that this is probably DBear when he isn’t hear at HA, or maybe even when he is.

uncommon sense on September 9, 2012 at 12:45 AM

BTW, big day for battleground state polls coming out tomorrow. Gonna be some bombs dropped by PPP, I hear.

gumbyandpokey on September 9, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Kos’ favorite pollster. Didn’t they claim that the Wisc recall election was “tightening”?

wargamer6 on September 9, 2012 at 12:45 AM

did you factor in losing 80+% of the non-white vote? your last comment shows why that is btw people can see through your racist party

DBear on September 9, 2012 at 12:37 AM

I’ve seen people like you before, but only in pictures of the state prison.

jaime on September 9, 2012 at 12:45 AM

failed presidency? again he is still cleaning up the mess your guy spent 8 years creating and the public isn’t crazy enough to put you guys back in charge after just 4 years. 2012 was always outta reach for your party thats why your big stars didnt run. maybe you’ll have better luck with Rubio/Christie/whoever in 2016

DBear on September 9, 2012 at 12:29 AM

You trolls really need better material. 8 years of failure?

Let’s see:
1) What was the price of gas when Bush left office? What is it now?
2) What was the unemployment rate when Bush left office? What is it now?
3) What were the annual deficits before the dems took over congress? What are they now?
4) When was the lowest level of unemployment, down at 4.7%? Hmm, that would have been under Bush’s watch.
5) Who actually led the country out of a recession in the last 12 years? Oh yeah, that would have been Bush. He inherited the dot.com bust and the drop after the 9/11 attack.
6) When did the economy head south? Oh yeah, after the dems took over Congress.

Try again, that was epic fail

AZfederalist on September 9, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Winter

thatsafactjack on September 9, 2012 at 12:24 AM

WINTER… Good grief woman, I still have 4 more months of summer to look forward to… :O

SWalker on September 9, 2012 at 12:46 AM

u guys are hoping the publicI has amnesia and forgets heI screwed everything up ay? …

DBear on September 9, 2012 at 12:20 AM

KOOLAID2 on September 9, 2012 at 12:47 AM

What I should have said was “What bay do you have a view of?”.

jaime on September 9, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Bay State.

bayview on September 9, 2012 at 12:47 AM

He has worsened every thing he could at every oppurtunity he has.

Bmore on September 9, 2012 at 12:33 AM

haha like the Iraq War and the hunt for Bin Laden? oh and the Stock Market seems to be doing pretty well, ay? not bad for a socialist commie muslim! you guys enjoy living in your fantasy world have a good one!

DBear on September 9, 2012 at 12:47 AM

We Belong Together

thatsafactjack on September 9, 2012 at 12:47 AM

failed presidency? again he is still cleaning up the mess your guy spent 8 years creating

DBear on September 9, 2012 at 12:29 AM

I wasn’t aware that it was George Bush, who started the long march to repeal Glass-Steagall at the Clinton-Gore Economic Conference on 14-15 December 1992 and signed the repeal into law. I did know that Bush signed SarBox into law, which made Board members and executive managers on the hook for fraudulent reportings.

On 14-15 December, 1992 in Little Rock, President-elect Bill Clinton held the Clinton-Gore Economic Conference. Among the topics discussed with men like Alan Greenspan, Robert Rubin, and Larry Summers was the repeal of Glass-Steagall.

While repealing Glass-Steagall may have been a mistake (the Obama WH said to bring it back would be to abandon the Ipod and bring back the Walkman), the biggest, singular failure of Clinton was to heed the warnings of his CFTC head, Brooksley Born, allowed the derivatives market to grow to 1.4 quadrillion dollars and largely unregulated. Ms Born begged Mr Clinton. Messrs. Rubin, Greenspan and Summers disregarded the warnings and convinced Mr Clinton to ignore her because they wanted to help their buddies on Wall Street.

You really need to watch PBS’ “The Warning”. The interview with Ms Born will help you understand that which you merely throw darts at…blindfolded:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warning/interviews/born.html

“If any three people are most responsible for the failure of financial regulation, they are Greenspan, Larry Summers, and my former colleague, Bob Rubin. In 1999 they advised Congress to repeal the Glass-Steagall Act, which since 1933 had separated commercial from investment banking. By 1999, Wall Street was salivating over such a repeal because it wanted to create financial supermarkets that could use commercial deposits to place bets in the financial casino. That would yield the Street trillions.”

- Robert Reich, Progressive Pygmy

“Greenspan, Summers and Rubin all acted — or failed to act — to enable Wall Street’s quest for higher profits via the opaque OTC market structure model and did so at the expense of the public interest. Instead of a truly free and transparent securitisation market where occasionally a player does fail, today’s OTC jungle ensures the destruction of a significant portion of capital deployed by dealers and investors both”?

- New York Times, 28 April 2009

“On derivatives, yeah I think they were wrong and I think I was wrong to take [their advice] because the argument on derivatives was that these things are expensive and sophisticated and only a handful of investors will buy them and they don’t need any extra protection, and any extra transparency. The money they’re putting up guarantees them transparency.”

- William Jefferson Clinton, 2010

The demise of Glass-Steagall and the failure to properly regulate derivatives are the fault of both parties. not just Republicans.

Resist We Much on September 9, 2012 at 12:47 AM

BTW, big day for battleground state polls coming out tomorrow. Gonna be some bombs dropped by PPP, I hear.

gumbyandpokey on September 9, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Yeah and we are supposed to shake in fear from polls released by a super leftist polling organization that works for the Daily Kos…. As I told in a previous post it is over for your welfare queens agitator… His losses among White Voters has finished him…

mnjg on September 9, 2012 at 12:48 AM

differential equations

mnjg on September 9, 2012 at 12:37 AM

*dog whistle*

Axe on September 9, 2012 at 12:48 AM

and here’s the ad copy that mitt should use to answer to all the little prissy educrats that flood every pour of our culture looking down their pointy little noses at the peasants (think E. Warren)

i just heard a little piss-ant from the clinton era whining about the futre…i think he wants all the men to be nurses aides or something

In each case, I shared my theory that most of these “problems” were in fact symptoms of something more fundamental – a change in the way Americans viewed hard work and skilled labor. That’s the essence of what I’ve heard from the hundreds of men and women I’ve worked with on Dirty Jobs. Pig farmers, electricians, plumbers, bridge painters, jam makers, blacksmiths, brewers, coal miners, carpenters, crab fisherman, oil drillers…they all tell me the same thing over and over, again and again – our country has become emotionally disconnected from an essential part of our workforce. We are no longer impressed with cheap electricity, paved roads, and indoor plumbing. We take our infrastructure for granted, and the people who build it.

Today, we can see the consequences of this disconnect in any number of areas, but none is more obvious than the growing skills gap. Even as unemployment remains sky high, a whole category of vital occupations has fallen out of favor, and companies struggle to find workers with the necessary skills.

http://www.mikeroweworks.com/2012/09/the-first-four-years-are-the-hardest/

or here

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/

r keller on September 9, 2012 at 12:48 AM

BTW, big day for battleground state polls coming out tomorrow. Gonna be some bombs dropped by PPP, I hear.

gumbyandpokey on September 9, 2012 at 12:42 AM

If you’ve “heard” about it, that means it is coming straight from OFA & is meaningless.

BTW — Who’s the governor of WI?

Dark Star on September 9, 2012 at 12:48 AM

I’ll address this question to either gumby or pokey. What in the heIi is wrong with you son? Do you love the booking enough and hate the country and your fellow citizens enough to just fully ruin the joint? 0 is a loser and the absolute worst President in my lifetime. How on earth can you not realize that? Are you so in the tank being an apologist for him you aren’t thinking for yourself. What is wrong with you. How old are you son?

Bmore on September 9, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Did I somehow miss your answer gumby or pokey? Or are you a cowardly apologist like your comrad DBear?

Bmore on September 9, 2012 at 12:49 AM

SWalker on September 9, 2012 at 12:46 AM

I love winter.

thatsafactjack on September 9, 2012 at 12:49 AM

BTW, big day for battleground state polls coming out tomorrow. Gonna be some bombs dropped by PPP, I hear.

gumbyandpokey on September 9, 2012 at 12:42 AM

So must be a good occasion for you to get poked, go email Dbear.

bayview on September 9, 2012 at 12:50 AM

bayview on September 9, 2012 at 12:47 AM

OK then.

jaime on September 9, 2012 at 12:50 AM

haha like the Iraq War and the hunt for Bin Laden? oh and the Stock Market seems to be doing pretty well, ay? not bad for a socialist commie muslim! you guys enjoy living in your fantasy world have a good one!

DBear on September 9, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Yup, and that market will keep going up as long as we keep printing money… Canyou say Zimbabwe? Oh wait, that would be racist.

uncommon sense on September 9, 2012 at 12:50 AM

gumbyandpokey on September 9, 2012 at 12:42 AM

let me guess…D pollster says that barry’s going to win all the swing states…do better than last time

r keller on September 9, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Pledging My Love

thatsafactjack on September 9, 2012 at 12:51 AM

haha like the Iraq War and the hunt for Bin Laden? oh and the Stock Market seems to be doing pretty well, ay? not bad for a socialist commie muslim! you guys enjoy living in your fantasy world have a good one!

DBear on September 9, 2012 at 12:47 AM

The War in Iraq ended with Bush signing SOFA agreement with the Iraqi government… Obama did nothing to finish the war in Iraq…. In fact he voted against the surge in Iraq that made us defeat the terrorists there and made the withdrawal of our brave troops possible.
The hunt for Bin Laden started since 2001 and it took a lot of intelligence to finally get the SOB in 2011… It is a continuous work and Obama added nothing particular to this..
The stock market has proved to be disassociated from the economy to a large degree. At the end the majority of voters are very much aware that the economy is bad, the jobs are bad, debt is insane, and Obama has utterly failed… No amount of lies by Obama and his liberal media is going to change this fact… It is over for Obama as I showed you with simple Math in the previous posts… He is going to be defeated…

mnjg on September 9, 2012 at 12:52 AM

We need a modern comment system that makes it clear what you are responding to.

Who is John Galt on September 9, 2012 at 12:42 AM

I like this comment system. A thread shouldn’t allow multiple threads, and this system allows for a running conversation that would be lost with a branching tree. I vote against.

I would also like to bring a motion to bring back those high boots.

Axe on September 9, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Someone posted this yesterday, I think. It’s Likely Voters

http://americanresearchgroup.com/

bluefox on September 9, 2012 at 12:53 AM

SWalker on September 9, 2012 at 12:46 AM

I love winter.

thatsafactjack on September 9, 2012 at 12:49 AM

I live in Southern California, we don’t actually have a winter here, we only have 2 season each year, we have the “Wow the weather is like totally perfect” season and the “Crap I need to have my air conditioner recharged again” season… ;)

SWalker on September 9, 2012 at 12:53 AM

“If any three people are most responsible for the failure of financial regulation, they are Greenspan, Larry Summers, and my former colleague, Bob Rubin. In 1999 they advised Congress to repeal the Glass-Steagall Act, which since 1933 had separated commercial from investment banking. By 1999, Wall Street was salivating over such a repeal because it wanted to create financial supermarkets that could use commercial deposits to place bets in the financial casino. That would yield the Street trillions.”

- Robert Reich, Progressive

Resist We Much on September 9, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Someone posted this yesterday, I think. It’s Likely Voters

http://americanresearchgroup.com/

bluefox on September 9, 2012 at 12:53 AM

psh. everyone knows that polls of registered adults with a D+30 sample are the most reliable.

wargamer6 on September 9, 2012 at 12:54 AM

haha like the Iraq War….

DBear on September 9, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Barry ended the War in Iraq? Must be news. He just followed GWB’s already set plan and timetable for withdrawal.

bayview on September 9, 2012 at 12:54 AM

haha like the Iraq War and the hunt for Bin Laden? oh and the Stock Market seems to be doing pretty well, ay? not bad for a socialist commie muslim! you guys enjoy living in your fantasy world have a good one!

DBear on September 9, 2012 at 12:47 AM

You son are living in the past. Do you really think the stock market is worth what it was pre 0 ? Tell me about your holdings in the market. Tell me of the real value of gold and precious metals while your at it. HeIifire son you can’t even figure out and explain to me why gas is 4 buses a gallon. How about food prices. Of course you live on the government teet so it’s easy when you have no skin in the game. Try to concentrate on one topic. Obfuscation is just another failed tactic of an apologist. Tell me about all you have contributed to creating wealth. Creating anything for that matter. All you create is dependancy. It’s all your ilk believes in, central control over everything. Educate me. Come on, just on one topic. One.

Bmore on September 9, 2012 at 12:55 AM

did you factor in losing 80+% of the non-white vote? your last comment shows why that is btw people can see through your racist party

DBear on September 9, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Have you factored in the fact that those votes were never in the (R) column in this election or any previous election? In 2008, 90+% of blacks voted for Obama because he is black. Now, tell me exactly, who is racist?

AZfederalist on September 9, 2012 at 12:55 AM

buses=bucks

Bmore on September 9, 2012 at 12:56 AM

SWalker on September 9, 2012 at 12:53 AM

I lived in Southern California for years. I only left because I couldn’t stand to watch what was becoming of it. I had a place on the beach, one in the mountains, then sold up and lived in the desert for awhile, trying to get away from what was becoming of the place I loved, but it followed me. No where left to go but away.:(

thatsafactjack on September 9, 2012 at 12:57 AM

Typical little turd dropping leftist DBear. Sod off.

Bmore on September 9, 2012 at 12:57 AM

“Greenspan, Summers and Rubin all acted — or failed to act — to enable Wall Street’s quest for higher profits via the opaque OTC market structure model and did so at the expense of the public interest. Instead of a truly free and transparent securitisation market where occasionally a player does fail, today’s OTC jungle ensures the destruction of a significant portion of capital deployed by dealers and investors both”?

- New York Times, 28 April 2009

Resist We Much on September 9, 2012 at 12:57 AM

… just saying playing it nice isn’t going to close the sale for Romney. He’s made a few mistakes with the marxist’s a nice guy and agreeing with Clinton. That kind of stuff has to stop.

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Now that I agree with you on. I think they are walking this line of trying to pull over wishy-washy voters and afraid that an all-out assault is going to scare them off. I don’t understand that logic. When the democrats do their full out assaults and personal attacks on the republicans, it never seems to scare off those wishy-washy voters.

AZfederalist on September 9, 2012 at 12:57 AM

oh and the Stock Market seems to be doing pretty well, ay?

DBear on September 9, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Yeah, and all those retirees love only getting 0.3% on their savings and 1.7% on their CD’s… good luck with that.

uncommon sense on September 9, 2012 at 12:58 AM

at least y’all have some democrat idjits to kick around for a bit.

tom daschle concerned on September 9, 2012 at 12:58 AM

“On derivatives, yeah I think they were wrong and I think I was wrong to take [their advice] because the argument on derivatives was that these things are expensive and sophisticated and only a handful of investors will buy them and they don’t need any extra protection, and any extra transparency. The money they’re putting up guarantees them transparency.”

- William Jefferson Clinton, 2010

Resist We Much on September 9, 2012 at 12:58 AM

Baby Please Don’t Go

jaime on September 9, 2012 at 12:58 AM

Black and Blue

thatsafactjack on September 9, 2012 at 12:58 AM

psh. everyone knows that polls of registered adults with a D+30 sample are the most reliable.

wargamer6 on September 9, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Ha!

I have tried to post this twice now, so let me just cut out all the extras and state simply:

Obama supporters: enjoy these last skewed polls while you can. Bill Clinton speaking at the convention is the high water mark for Obama. It’s all down hill from here — in fact, if Obama wasn’t such a miserable failure, the guy who was POTUS 20 years ago would have been at convention via video ala Carter (and which is the usual way for past presidents to appear at conventions, if they appear at all). So call your therapists and mommies. Get yourselves some anti-depressants. Do what you need to do to prepare.

But don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Dark Star on September 9, 2012 at 12:59 AM

No where left to go but away.:(

thatsafactjack on September 9, 2012 at 12:57 AM

Very bad.

A lot of people feel the same way and have done the same thing.

jaime on September 9, 2012 at 12:59 AM

Resist We Much on September 9, 2012 at 12:58 AM

You know, facts and figures are irrelevant for liberals and lefties.

bayview on September 9, 2012 at 1:00 AM

SWalker on September 9, 2012 at 12:53 AM

roughly where at, as I’m here and I get all the seasons, granted Fall is pretty short, and not to many trees to turn, except the ones in my yard. For us it is either damn hot, or freezing cold LOL!

uncommon sense on September 9, 2012 at 1:01 AM

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