Say, who’s the real “extremist” here, anyhow?

posted at 8:41 pm on September 18, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Just for a quick addendum to Allahpundit’s earlier post on the Obama ‘I believe in redistribution’ audio that was making the rounds today: As AP already pointed out, it’s never a bad idea to remind voters of how President Obama’s mind works, but this isn’t brand new information. BuzzFeed just followed up with a whole rap sheet of some of Obama’s Greatest Progressive Hits, but as they concur, it’s not like his roots in hardcore liberalism are a secret.

Granted, time and political ambition can help to (publicly and pragmatically) tone down anybody’s views, but for me, all of this is just more infuriating evidence that further underscores the degree to which too many members of the media were simply falling over themselves to protect their hero from this type of vetting: They did it in 2008, and they’re doing it again now — not that they ever stopped, but we’re back to the fever-pitch level of the election cycle.

Overwhelmingly, the media establishment is all too happy to blithely gloss over any of the inconvenient bits of President Obama’s disquietingly leftist history and instead feed us all narratives about how Mitt Romney — yes, the “vanilla,” Republican governor of Massachusetts — is the “radical” right-wing “extremist,” if you can believe it.

Earth to the moderates/independents still hanging back in the mainstream media’s peanut gallery — if this election is supposed to be some kind of staged referendum on who’s farther out on their respective end of the spectrum, Barack Obama steals the show, absolutely no contest. What this is really about is liberals waging a covert but active campaign to highjack the center of the traditional political spectrum and move it to a new location, and one that is much further to the left than its predecessor, until Americans can no longer distinguish the difference. Why? Because Americans in general actually have a fiercely independent streak a mile wide — I don’t think there are actually that many people who see themselves as long-term lovers of big government, expanding entitlement programs, and bureaucratic interference. Which, by the way, is also why I think a lot of the pundits are misdiagnosing how Romney’s “47 percent” remarks are going to play with the public: I think they might actually resonate with, instead of being a cause of offense for, a fair number of people. Leastaways, they might, if Team Obama’s Loyal Spin Machine weren’t operating at full bore.

Again, I know none of this is revelatory or anything, but the hits just keep on comin.’ The far-reaching coverage of Romney’s supposed “gaffe” last week while the Middle East was, and is, erupting in riots? The by-and-large focus on skewering Romney was quite a feat. As Dorothy Rabinowitz opined:

By the time the presidential campaign had ended four years ago, the media’s role in driving the outcome had become a fact too obvious to dispute. The impact of the journalistic horde’s devotion to the Democratic candidates was clear, the evidence vivid—especially in the case of reporters transported to a state of ecstasy over candidate Obama’s speeches. One New York Times reporter wrote of being so moved he could barely keep from weeping. Not for nothing did the role of the press become a news story in itself—an embarrassing one that might, serious people thought, serve as a caution during future campaigns.

In 2012 Barack Obama is no longer delivering thrilling speeches, but an unembarrassed press corps is still available, in full prosecutorial mode when it comes to coverage of the Republican challenger. If you hadn’t heard the story about Mitt Romney’s bullying treatment of another student during his prep-school days—1965, that is—the Washington Post had a story for you, a lengthy investigative piece. On the matter of Mr. Obama’s school records, locked away and secured against investigation, the press maintains a serene incuriosity.

Anyhow. On to the real news: Obama’s Letterman appearance tonight, duh! Who’s excited? I can tell that Greg Gutfeld is!


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I think the media and Mother Jones just kicked the greatest own goal in campaign history.

Ozwitch on September 18, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Not excited…

Nor thrilled…

Not enthused…

Go stuff it 0… and as for that POS Letterman, he can go shove it too…

Scrumpy on September 18, 2012 at 8:46 PM

I’ve long revered Dorothy Rabinowitz for cutting through the b.s.

WannabeAnglican on September 18, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Obama will engage all Americans unlike Mitt Romney who isn’t going to worry about 47% of the country.

“We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends” Barack Obama

Wigglesworth on September 18, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Say, who’s the real “extremist” here, anyhow?

Who put a Chairman Mao Christmas bulb on the Whitehouse Christmas tree.

The Obamanation Administration Lies while the Middle East Burns.

SWalker on September 18, 2012 at 8:51 PM

gutfeld makes a good point. Let _______ go on letterman, that way he won’t be effing things up in other venues.

ted c on September 18, 2012 at 8:51 PM

they just admitted that it could have been pre-planned…right after the tape was released. Media goons.

tomas on September 18, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Obama sucks. Gutfield rocks.

magicbeans on September 18, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Beware of Massachusetts from wealthy families, who practice strange religions…

http://piqscore.com/2012/09/jfks-doppelganger-mitt-romney/

Is it, like, 1960 all over again?

VastRightWingConspirator on September 18, 2012 at 8:54 PM

It isn’t brand new information, but last time it came out we were told that Sarah Palin was crazy.

Here is what I concluded last election when the 787 billion dollar stimulus was shoved thru:

The crazy talkers were right.

Bernie Goldberg’s book about the slobbering love affair, and the crease in the mans’ slacks, and the tingle were all very very wrong things to vote on. The public was misled.

Can I sue?

Fleuries on September 18, 2012 at 8:54 PM

No. 9 Ask Valerie Jarrett if he can have a cigarette.

Now THAT’S funny!

HoustonRight on September 18, 2012 at 8:55 PM

By the time the presidential campaign had ended four years ago, the media’s role in driving the outcome had become a fact too obvious to dispute. The impact of the journalistic horde’s devotion to the Democratic candidates was clear, the evidence vivid—especially in the case of reporters transported to a state of ecstasy over candidate Obama’s speeches. One New York Times reporter wrote of being so moved he could barely keep from weeping. Not for nothing did the role of the press become a news story in itself—an embarrassing one that might, serious people thought, serve as a caution during future campaigns.

In 2012 Barack Obama is no longer delivering thrilling speeches, but an unembarrassed press corps is still available, in full prosecutorial mode when it comes to coverage of the Republican challenger. If you hadn’t heard the story about Mitt Romney’s bullying treatment of another student during his prep-school days—1965, that is—the Washington Post had a story for you, a lengthy investigative piece. On the matter of Mr. Obama’s school records, locked away and secured against investigation, the press maintains a serene incuriosity.

…and some day when angry crowds gather and burn down their networks buildings…THEY will be in total shock!

KOOLAID2 on September 18, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Loved Gutfeld!

clnurnberg on September 18, 2012 at 8:57 PM

That’s MY little leprechaun of snark, Gutfeld! MINE!!!

#11 Release my transcripts from Occidental College, Columbia, and Harvard.

HornetSting on September 18, 2012 at 9:04 PM

If two douchebags talk to each other on a late night show that no one watches, are they still douchebags?

Bishop on September 18, 2012 at 9:04 PM

I wonder what BHO says when he’s off the ‘prompter..?

d1carter on September 18, 2012 at 9:05 PM

I think the media and Mother Jones just kicked the greatest own goal in campaign history.

Will you say that if Mitt is down 5-7 points in a few days?

newtopia on September 18, 2012 at 9:11 PM

prunes and a bottle of franciscan cab.

let the fun times roll.

renalin on September 18, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Will you say that if Mitt is down 5-7 points in a few days?

newtopia on September 18, 2012 at 9:11 PM

heh, you guys going to D+25 next week?

faraway on September 18, 2012 at 9:14 PM

My contempt for Obama is as deep, high and wide as the adoration of the drooling, girly men scribblers who hang on every “uh” that stutters from his purple lips as if they were golden eggs instead of pieces of pure b.s.

natasha333 on September 18, 2012 at 9:17 PM

I do believe that Drudge will juxtapose these late night antics with the so-called-CIC against yucking it up with the celebrity of the day, with our emperiled citizens trapped in a burning middle east. With our allies in complete disbelief that America actually elected Al Sharpton as the leader of the free world.

Obama = Al Sharpton

/God spares fools.

Key West Reader on September 18, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Kind of o/t, but awesome. From Victor David Hanson:

The last three and a half years, Barack Obama has gone out of his way to bow, apologize, contextualize, and scapegoat in order to win Middle Eastern affection. Yet, his reset, “Bush did it” policy is now in shambles, and he apparently has nothing with which to replace it.

So I have a modest suggestion. Obama has a formidable arsenal of invective that he has unleashed against conservatives, Republicans, and just about anyone else on the domestic scene he doesn’t like. Why, then, not redeploy these fire-in-the-belly attacks against those who kill Americans abroad?

All Obama has to do is imagine that the mobs in the Middle East are not misunderstood Muslims — who overreacted a bit to an offensive American video — but rather suspect conservatives and opponents of progressive thought. Then, mutatis mutandis, Obama might get fired up and level a much-needed warning.

If he did, it might go like this:

I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we’ve struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We’ve made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.

But let’s be perfectly clear, the Middle East acted stupidly.

If the people of the Middle East cannot trust their governments to do the job for which they exist — to protect them and to promote their common welfare — all else is lost. It’s not surprising, then, that those on the Arab street get bitter; they cling to their religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-American sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.

Make no mistake about it — the point I am making is not that Middle Easterners harbor any racial animosity. They don’t. But there is a typical Middle Eastern person, who, if they see somebody on the street that they don’t know, you know, there’s a reaction that’s been bred in their experiences that don’t go away and that sometimes come out in the wrong way, and that’s just the nature of religion and race in their society. And so what I think we know — separate and apart from these incidents — is that there is a long history in their countries of average Americans being singled out disproportionately, and that’s just a fact. On more than one occasion, they have uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that have made us cringe.

Nonetheless, whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower. So if they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun. Because from what I understand, folks in America like a good brawl. I’ve seen our football fans. Make no mistake about it: We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us. So I want America to argue with those radicals in the Middle East and get in their face.

Finally, as far as Middle Eastern governments go, I don’t want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don’t mind cleaning up after them, but don’t do a lot of talking. They just can’t drive their SUVs and eat as much as they want and keep their homes on 72 degrees at all times — and then just expect that other people are going to say okay. That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.

Amen, Mr. President.

Resist We Much on September 18, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Loved Gutfeld!

clnurnberg on September 18, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Gutfeld needs his own 11:30pm show on Big Fox to go up against the old geezers of latenight, Lenno and Letterboy.

slickwillie2001 on September 18, 2012 at 9:21 PM

blergh

stvdog on September 18, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Do you think Valerie Jarrett will give Bambi his tiny balls back if he loses the election?

natasha333 on September 18, 2012 at 9:22 PM

The “real” extreme is ALWAYS subject to the eye of the beholder.

I say the Republican Party is too “moderate”, and the Democrat Party is way too far left . . . . .

They say the Democrat Party is in the “mainstream”, and the Republican Party is way too far right . . . . .

Neither one of us are going to change the other’s mind on it.

listens2glenn on September 18, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Obama is the extremist, Eastwood was 100% correct, Obama is the biggest hoax pulled over the US in history.
I”m sure Mother Jones had the video but released it last night to change the subject from the riots in the middle east, all a result of O’s disastrous foreign policy.

Hilary Clinton should resign, I’ve read three opinions on it in the last hour!

carolt2 on September 18, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Loved Gutfeld!

clnurnberg on September 18, 2012 at 8:57 PM

.
Gutfeld needs his own 11:30pm show on Big Fox to go up against the old geezers of latenight, Lenno and Letterboy.

slickwillie2001 on September 18, 2012 at 9:21 PM

.
Has there been any recent updates about his idea for a “pork-serving” Gay Bar, next to the Ground Zero Mosque?

listens2glenn on September 18, 2012 at 9:24 PM

If two douchebags talk to each other on a late night show that no one watches, are they still douchebags?

Bishop on September 18, 2012 at 9:04 PM

No one knows for sure, no one watches. I’d wager to say yes douchebags still and no, no one watches.

Bmore on September 18, 2012 at 9:25 PM

If two douchebags talk to each other on a late night show that no one watches, are they still douchebags?

Bishop on September 18, 2012 at 9:04 PM

I’ll see your two douche bags and raise you 2 rectal pouches with flatus tubes!

Sasha List on September 18, 2012 at 9:26 PM

OT: Hannity is the dumbest guy on TV

faraway on September 18, 2012 at 9:29 PM

There should be a poll.

Do you think the Clintons should protect their Brand and abandon Obama as the extremist (Al Sharpton) that he is?

Yes or No?

/LOL

Key West Reader on September 18, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Scrumpy on September 18, 2012 at 8:46 PM

I agree. Letterman is the slime that slugs fear to tred on because its too slippery for them.

SparkPlug on September 18, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Romney’s “leak” has made the base happy, but you can bet that it will also give him a solid bump in the polls.
Why would appealing to the “extreme” base benefit his polls? One reason has something to do with trust and perceived weight of character. Romney’s job actually is not so much to appeal to the 10% in the non-existent middle. Instead, counter-intuitively, Romney must build trust in his character by showing that he does indeed stand for something, that he is in fact conservative. Because a far worse judgement is to be seen as a false dishonest pandering empty opportunist who either lacks his own convictions or is trying to pull the wool over the peoples’ eyes. That judgement would kill Mitt with all voters, leaving only conservatives, and nose holding conservatives at that, to vote for him. Be boldly conservative, within limits. Go for it. And get in a tussle about it. Tussles win votes.

Remember, the “middle” is composed of mostly independents that have hybrid ideologies, a mix of the left and right. For them, character counts. There’s no “median voter.” An election is not as simple as appealing to the center. Again, there is no center. What has Obama appealed to? Not the center.

anotherJoe on September 18, 2012 at 9:37 PM

This is the reason Romney’s losing: deranged attempts to portray a centrist Democrat as somehow the reincarnation of Leon Trotsky, while mild mannered Mitt Romney pledges to create a feudal society by freeing the rich from all financial obligations and removing all support for the middle class (see, we can do it, too!).

You’ve moved yourself into such bizarre territory that you’re no longer trusted to carry on a rational debate, and are thus dismissed.

urban elitist on September 18, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Say, who’s the real “extremist” here, anyhow?

The leftists [please stop using ‘Liberal’, they are far removed from supporting Liberty] like to use vague words like “extremist” because it’s a way of labeling someone without having to back it up with facts and deeds.

These are the same folks who object to affixing the proper label of Socialist to our National leader – but we have the facts to back that up.

Chip on September 18, 2012 at 9:43 PM

It’s time to admit the Romney campaign is an incompetent one. It’s not big, it’s not brave, it’s not thoughtfully tackling great issues. It’s always been too small for the moment. All the activists, party supporters and big donors should be pushing for change. People want to focus on who at the top is least constructive and most responsible. Fine, but Mitt Romney is no puppet: He chooses who to listen to. An intervention is in order. “Mitt, this isn’t working.”

there is a point to be made wrt Noonan.

I do think that the R party is hopelessly stupid. Reagan was a lucky chance. Most Rs are afraid of their shadow…rather be polite while the country is ransacked. Somehow afraid to do the math of the annual spending…i mean Do The Math..what kind of tax rate would support barry’s vision of the country???

anyway…this is how i feel about the akin thing too. how did the fruitcake and his wife get so high up in the MO R party?

i mean he’ll get 40 percent our of loyalty, but represents maybe 20 percent…akin is our answer to motherjones and ows

mitts main advisor was quoted as saying campaigns are like sports, you play thru a whole season

well, it is more than tactics…Rs will always lose on tactics. the left/media/axe are masters of tactics

yeah, it is the Vision Thing…idiots

r keller on September 18, 2012 at 9:46 PM

urban elitist on September 18, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Tell me – how is El Presidente Downgrade ideology Different than that of Marx?

Downgrade wants to ‘spread the wealth around’ and ‘redistribute it’ – ditto Marx.

Downgrade belies a collectivist attitude with his ‘You didn’t build that’ rant – Marx was into the same concept.

So tell us all how Downgrade ISN’T a Marxist?

Chip on September 18, 2012 at 9:49 PM

and are thus dismissed.

urban elitist on September 18, 2012 at 9:38 PM

What are you, Queen now?

Bmore on September 18, 2012 at 9:52 PM

This is the reason Romney’s losing: deranged attempts to portray a centrist Democrat as somehow the reincarnation of Leon Trotsky, while mild mannered Mitt Romney pledges to create a feudal society by freeing the rich from all financial obligations and removing all support for the middle class (see, we can do it, too!).

You’ve moved yourself into such bizarre territory that you’re no longer trusted to carry on a rational debate, and are thus dismissed.

urban elitist on September 18, 2012 at 9:38 PM

“Centrist Democrat”? LMFAO!

Somebody, please, design an eyeroll font for me so that my words will appear on the screen like the expression on this woman’s face (I love her!). Pretty please…with sugar on top and a cherry.

47% of Americans say Obama’s views are extreme v. 37% of Americans say Romney’s views are extreme

A majority of Americans, 57%, perceive Obama to be liberal, with 23% describing his views as moderate and 15% as conservative.

“We’re going to reshape selfish, mean-spirited AmericaI’m not interested in the suburbs. The suburbs bore me. And I’m not interested in isolating myself. I feel good when I’m engaged in what I think are the core issues of the society, and those core issues to me are what’s happening to poor folks in this society.

- Barack Obama

Who lives in the suburbs? Middle Class America.

About whom is Obama concerned? The poor, who live in urban areas.

Scroll down to see article entitled “Harvard Student Tackles Racism At Core”:

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/09/obama-were-going-to-reshape-selfish.html

Resist We Much on September 18, 2012 at 9:55 PM

This is the reason Romney’s losing: deranged attempts to portray a centrist Democrat as somehow the reincarnation of Leon Trotsky, while mild mannered Mitt Romney pledges to create a feudal society by freeing the rich from all financial obligations and removing all support for the middle class (see, we can do it, too!).

You’ve moved yourself into such bizarre territory that you’re no longer trusted to carry on a rational debate, and are thus dismissed.

urban elitist on September 18, 2012 at 9:38 PM

“Centrist Democrat”? LMFAO!

Somebody, please, design an eyeroll font for me so that my words will appear on the screen like the expression on this woman’s face (I love her!). Pretty please…with sugar on top and a cherry.

“We’re going to reshape selfish, mean-spirited AmericaI’m not interested in the suburbs. The suburbs bore me. And I’m not interested in isolating myself. I feel good when I’m engaged in what I think are the core issues of the society, and those core issues to me are what’s happening to poor folks in this society.

- Barack Obama

Who lives in the suburbs? Middle Class America.

About whom is Obama concerned? The poor, who live in urban areas.

Scroll down to see article entitled “Harvard Student Tackles Racism At Core”:

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/09/obama-were-going-to-reshape-selfish.html

Resist We Much on September 18, 2012 at 9:56 PM

This is the reason Romney’s losing: deranged attempts to portray a centrist Democrat as somehow the reincarnation of Leon Trotsky, while mild mannered Mitt Romney pledges to create a feudal society by freeing the rich from all financial obligations and removing all support for the middle class (see, we can do it, too!).

You’ve moved yourself into such bizarre territory that you’re no longer trusted to carry on a rational debate, and are thus dismissed.

urban elitist on September 18, 2012 at 9:38 PM


47% of Americans say Obama’s views are extreme v. 37% of Americans say Romney’s views are extreme

A majority of Americans, 57%, perceive Obama to be liberal, with 23% describing his views as moderate and 15% as conservative.

Resist We Much on September 18, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Just for a quick addendum to Allahpundit’s earlier post on the Obama ‘I believe in redistribution’ audio that was making the rounds today:
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Obama: We are 5 days from FUNDAMENTALly transforming America
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Oct 31 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cqN4NIEtOY

canopfor on December 31, 2010 at 10:34 AM

OBAMA SAYS CONSTITUTION DEEP FLAW CONTINUES TODAY
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11OhmY1obS4&NR=1

canopfor on December 31, 2010 at 10:36 AM

canopfor on September 18, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Just for a quick addendum to Allahpundit’s earlier post on the Obama ‘I believe in redistribution’ audio that was making the rounds today:
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Obama: Constitution written “20 centuries” ago
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiRhHqlzaG4&feature=related

canopfor on December 31, 2010 at 10:37 AM

Barack Obama Constitution quote IN CONTEXT!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_xNyrzB0xI&feature=related

canopfor on December 31, 2010 at 10:39 AM

Mark Levin – Constitution vs. Obama Redistributio of Wealth
October 27 2008
===============

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNnyRrfKdcQ&feature=related

canopfor on December 31, 2010 at 10:41 AM

canopfor on September 18, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Just for a quick addendum to Allahpundit’s earlier post on the Obama ‘I believe in redistribution’ audio that was making the rounds today:
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2001 WBZ Public Radio,Chicago,Interview with Obama,on
Redistrubution of Wealth
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For those that might not of heard it!

Obama Bombshell Redistribution of Wealth Audio Uncovered

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iivL4c_3pck

canopfor on December 31, 2010 at 10:47 AM

canopfor on September 18, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Say, who’s the real “extremist” here, anyhow!?!

The Chicago machine is ***EXTREME***!!!

They had an open position for Mayor and it was the lowest all time voter turnout ever and Emanual barely spent a cent in the primary. No republican even ran in the general. Daley and the father Daley owned the city for all but 10 years. Bloomberg spends $102 million dollars to eeck out a 5pt victory against his underfunded opponent. The Daleys and Emanhual spend pocket change and win running away with it. An open seat for the 3rd or 4th biggest city in America and only 1 guy had a chance. Because he was hand picked by the previous mayor Daley. That’s extremism. That’s NOT most of America. That’s worst then Alaska and Murkowski ever was. Murkowski lost an election. and Obama’s people are Daleys old people. MM wrote about it.

BoxHead1 on September 18, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Pic of the Day: So, If Romney Is Thurston Howell, III, Then Obama Is Obviously….

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/09/pic-of-day-so-if-romney-is-thurston.html

M2RB: The Village People & Rupert Holmes (let’s see how many death threats I get as a result of this M2RB. LOL!)

Resist We Much on September 18, 2012 at 10:23 PM

This is the reason Romney’s losing: deranged attempts to portray a centrist Democrat as somehow the reincarnation of Leon Trotsky, while mild mannered Mitt Romney pledges to create a feudal society by freeing the rich from all financial obligations and removing all support for the middle class (see, we can do it, too!).

You’ve moved yourself into such bizarre territory that you’re no longer trusted to carry on a rational debate, and are thus dismissed.

urban elitist on September 18, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Actually, all we need do is to point out how Obama claims that those who get up in the morning to go to work are selfish and greedy bitter clingers who should have what they earn redistributed so his supporters like you can sit around playing baby all day, drink yourself silly, and insist that other people should pay your bills.

Add to that the long and extensive record of Obama and his administration shielding tax cheats and criminals, and we have a winner.

northdallasthirty on September 18, 2012 at 10:24 PM

This is the reason Romney’s losing: deranged attempts to portray a centrist Democrat as somehow the reincarnation of Leon Trotsky, while mild mannered Mitt Romney pledges to create a feudal society by freeing the rich from all financial obligations and removing all support for the middle class (see, we can do it, too!).

You’ve moved yourself into such bizarre territory that you’re no longer trusted to carry on a rational debate, and are thus dismissed.

urban elitist on September 18, 2012 at 9:38 PM

And let’s also point out what Obama’s base, yourself included, says:

Pelosi’s video then offered the perspective of those in the welfare line.

“I’m here tryin’ to get some Obama bucks, that’s what I’m doin’, trying to get some Obama money,” said one man in a Yankees baseball cap.

“I am here to get some benefits, you know I mean, I’m here to get a check,” said another man as he blew smoke in the air. “Bitch, I wanna check.”

Everyone featured in the video promised to vote for President Barack Obama.

“Cause, he gives me stuff,” a woman answered when asked why she likes Obama.

“Cause he’s black,” said another man.

One man admitted to not working in a decade. Another explained he cannot work because of his background as a former convict, and another man added that he deserves benefits because of the country’s history of slavery.

The subjects of Pelosi’s film admitted that they don’t want to work — just a free check.

northdallasthirty on September 18, 2012 at 10:28 PM

You’ve moved yourself into such bizarre territory that you’re no longer trusted to carry on a rational debate, and are thus dismissed.

urban elitist on September 18, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Sweetie, Mitt is smack dab in the middle of American values, intelligent and competent and at least understands the problems our country is facing. Your problem is that you live in an echo chamber of left wing idiocy, where somone like Paul “we can borrow and spend our way out of debt” Krugman is felt to be a font of wisdom instead of an babbling fool, where a government making risible statements like “The Muslims that dressed up in American military uniforms and stormed our bases did so in a spontaneous reaction to Youtube video and not as an organized terrorist/military act commemorating the 9/11 terrorist attacks.” is greeted with bobble-headed agreement, and where Obama’s proposed Buffett tax, which would pay for one week’s federal spending, is treated as a serious attempt to deal with the US govenrment’s spending crisis.

Some people are intellectually incapable of grasping reality. You appear to be one of them. The question in November is how many persons like you will be voting. I hope for the sake of my children there aren’t very many.

talkingpoints on September 18, 2012 at 10:40 PM

If two douchebags talk to each other on a late night show that no one watches, are they still douchebags?

Bishop on September 18, 2012 at 9:04 PM

I can’t tell you how I know this…but the answer is Yes.

ccrosby on September 18, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Gutfeld Rocks!

In other news…I guess Perestroika reset is really really over.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/09/so-much-for-that-reset-button-russia-forces-us-to-close-moscow-aid

workingclass artist on September 19, 2012 at 12:16 AM

You know, if we are chomping at the bit to be more like Europe (the fashion I can take, but not what’s fashionable economically), why can’t we use the “S” word? Socialist? They have actual political parties that call themselves – on purpose – Socialists. So, what’s the problem?

I’m sick and tired of reading about Democrats being “Progressive.” I mean, who’s not for progress, right? There’s conservative, which sounds like Grandpa hiding the money in the jelly jar in the back yard, and then there’s progressive, which sounds like doing lots of new, great things. It’s a hijacking of a perfectly good term by a bunch of… well, socialists.

What are they ashamed of? They believe in redistribution. Take from the makers and give to the takers. That’s the policy, so why run from it like the plague? If it walks like a Socialist, talks like a Socialist, and votes like a Socialist, isn’t that a Socialist?

I don’t see the problem with that. Al Sharpton says the American people voted for Socialism when they elected Barack Obama. I, for probably the first and last time in my life, agree with him. So, apparently, does Barack Obama.

What I still haven’t figured out is why some totally unrelated person “deserves” the wealthy person’s money more than the wealthy person does but if that’s their mantra, go for it. Pass the Democrat Manifesto and get on with it. Let’s have a debate that’s real, about what it’s actually about rather than battling straw men on a stage nobody believes is real.

IndieDogg on September 19, 2012 at 12:26 AM

Has there been any recent updates about his idea for a “pork-serving” Gay Bar, next to the Ground Zero Mosque?

listens2glenn on September 18, 2012 at 9:24 PM

You forgot to mention the (one of many submissions) name of the gay bar Gutfeld wanted to build: GrindZero, offering 72 virgin cocktails in respect for the prohibition of alcohol by Muslims . . .

tpitman on September 19, 2012 at 5:56 AM

This is the reason Romney’s losing: deranged attempts to portray a centrist Democrat as somehow the reincarnation of Leon Trotsky, while mild mannered Mitt Romney pledges to create a feudal society by freeing the rich from all financial obligations and removing all support for the middle class (see, we can do it, too!).

You’ve moved yourself into such bizarre territory that you’re no longer trusted to carry on a rational debate, and are thus dismissed.

urban elitist on September 18, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Centrist Democrat? Bwuuhaahaaa! PS=John Kennedy is dead, that was the last centrist Democrat to occupy the White House!

O’Bongo protects the middle class? Heh, and his numerous attempts to let the Bush Tax Cuts expire will cause what is left of the middle class to be thrust lower down the scale and destroy small businesses by the thousands, which is the goal the of the Great Redistributionist all along.

Deranged? Yes sir, you certainly are. Enjoy the last moments of the Duh One&Done Wun!

insidiator on September 19, 2012 at 7:47 AM

…but as they concur, it’s not like his roots in hardcore liberalism are a secret.

No, not among conservatives obviously. But this election is about the apolitical and perceptually challenged independents, and no, I do not think it is a widely accepted understanding among that group that OBozo is a fringe lefty.

So let’s play the tape a lot and explain what he is saying.

Jaibones on September 19, 2012 at 10:58 AM