Quotes of the day

posted at 10:38 pm on September 20, 2012 by Allahpundit

Ann Romney says fellow Republicans who’ve criticized her husband need to “stop it” and realize “how lucky” the party is to have Mitt Romney as its nominee…

“Stop it. This is hard. You want to try it? Get in the ring,” she said. “This is hard and, you know, it’s an important thing that we’re doing right now and it’s an important election and it is time for all Americans to realize how significant this election is and how lucky we are to have someone with Mitt’s qualifications and experience and know-how to be able to have the opportunity to run this country.”…

“It’s nonsense and the chattering class…you hear it and then you just let it go right by,” she told Radio Iowa. “…Honestly, at this point, I’m not surprised by anything.”

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With polls showing Mitt Romney locked in tight races with President Obama in Colorado and Nevada, the Republican National Committee — in conjunction with the Romney campaign — is beefing up its operation in the two western battlegrounds.

GOP officials tell ABC News that the RNC is “adding additional staff” in both states — some of whom are being re-assigned from their posts in New Mexico (though the officials noted they “are maintaining offices and staff” there.)…

GOP sources tell ABC they have already “passed the 1 million voter contact mark” in both states. In Nevada, Republicans say they have made “4 times more phone calls and 12 times more door knocks than this time in 2008″ and in Colorado: “4 times more phone calls and 6 times more door knocks than this time” four years ago.

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“Right now the undecideds are motivated by their disapproval of the president,” says Republican pollster John McLaughlin. “They want to vote against the president. However, Romney has to give them a reason to vote for him and make the Obama disapproval stick. The Obama campaign’s negative attacks on Romney have been brilliant to stall the normal anti-incumbent vote. If they can’t get them to vote for Obama, they would prefer they just disappear. Convincing them falsely or prematurely that Romney will lose can work just as well.”…

“What tends to happen is the vote decision is driven by two things,” McInturff said. “Your feeling about the direction of the country — where 70 percent say the country is on the wrong track — and their feelings about the president’s performance, which is very negative. I don’t think Romney will get 100 percent of this vote, but I do think a chunk will vote and they will disproportionately break to Romney.”

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Romney needs to get specific. But he also must keep it short and sweet – and all of the specific points have to swing back to prosperity, with a particular eye to the coalition he is looking to build. If we follow Polk’s model of four points, then I would suggest the following for Romney:

1. He will reform the tax code. Specifically, he will cut all loopholes that the wealthy have purchased through lobbying efforts and use the money to cut taxes for small businesses and average Americans.

2. He will reduce the deficit by cutting Obama’s wasteful spending and putting our entitlement system on a long-term sustainable path.

3. He will repeal Obamacare and replace it with a system that emphasizes competition and portability – making health insurance more affordable and more secure.

4. He will lower the cost of energy and food. On energy, he will open up new areas for oil drilling and green-light the Keystone pipeline. On food, he will end the madness of the Obama Fed’s money printing, which only helps Wall Street while raising the price of basic necessities for the average American.

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Romney’s spending is just starting. This is something that everyone mentions, but then seems to forget: Romney and his allies will probably outspend the president heavily in the next two months.

I don’t think that matters in and of itself. After all, both candidates will have plenty of cash to make their cases, well past the point of diminishing returns.

What does matter, however, is how this disparity was attained. The Obama campaign spent heavily over the summer trying to soften up Romney. It’s unclear how well this worked — the polls were pretty steady and Romney’s favorables actually improved a bit — but a large portion of the basic case against Romney has been made.

In the meantime, the Romney campaign had been very constrained in how it could spend its money; it was limited to primary funds until recently. That means the campaign has largely been outsourced to 527s and campaign committees.

This explains a lot of the Romney campaign to date. During the convention, a parade of people telling tear-jerking stories about how the nominee had helped them out made their way across the stage at the RNC. Stu Rothenberg wondered on Twitter why they hadn’t appeared in ads.

I suspect now that Romney can spend freely, they will appear. Quite frankly, they’ll probably be more effective in the fall, when people are paying attention.

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Despite what appears to be a plump bank account and an in-house production studio that cranks out multiple commercials a day, Mr. Romney’s campaign has been tightfisted with its advertising budget, leaving him at a disadvantage in several crucial states as President Obama blankets them with ads.

One major reason appears to be that Mr. Romney’s campaign finances have been significantly less robust than recent headlines would suggest. Much of the more than $300 million the campaign reported raising this summer is earmarked for the Republican National Committee, state Republican organizations and Congressional races, limiting the money Mr. Romney’s own campaign has to spend…

“In a world where we know advertising imbalances lend opportunities for persuasion, it is surprising that any campaign would allow imbalances to continue,” said Erika Franklin Fowler, co-director of the Wesleyan Media Project. “Especially following several weeks of ad dominance by the opponent.”

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The financial tide turned against Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his key allies, who spent more than they brought in during the month of August, according to disclosures filed Thursday.

Romney’s presidential campaign committee raised nearly $67 million last month — a strong figure — but spent about the same amount building its campaign organization and responding to a barrage of attack ads from Obama and his allies. Even so, the campaign spent just $13.7 million on ads, which was less than the $15 million it spent in July…

The spending left the campaign with about $50 million cash on hand at the start of September, not including the remaining debt, according to the disclosures. Obama, whose August disclosures had not been filed as of Thursday evening, had about $88 million in cash at the end of July.

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Republican insiders have been encouraging the campaign to get back to talking up Mitt, and who he is, so far with little luck.

The last night of the GOP convention was devoted to showing Romney’s compassion and charity, which he is famously reluctant to show, seeing any talk of such things as immodest. Speakers included a former assistant to Romney in his Mormon church in Boston, who spoke of how when Romney was the lay pastor of the church, he would devote 15 to 20 hours a week to helping people in the congregation; and a couple who told the story of how Romney comforted and befriended their 14-year old son, afflicted with Hodgkin’s disease, and helped the boy write a will in his last days divvying up his skateboard, model rockets and fishing gear among his friends.

None of those people, or any of the others who gave testimonials to Romney’s character that night in Tampa, have been seen during the campaign since then.

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HH: And so as you assess the entire playing field seven weeks from the election, Senator Paul, how do you feel about Mitt Romney’s prospects? Or are you worried about having to weather a second term of Obama, which I can’t even really imagine?

RP: You know, I think I’m in the minority here, but I think the election is over. I think that Romney has already won. The people really are tired of the debt, they’re tired of irresponsible leadership. I think they’re tired of having 23 million people out of work. So I think you’ll find, and this is my prediction, and of course, I could be wrong. I am fallible. But you remember when Reagan just pulled away from Carter at the end? I think that’s what we’re going to see, is people coalesce and find that the country’s just not headed in the right direction with all this unemployment and economic stagnation, and that they want somebody who’s been in business, somebody who’s run successful businesses and created jobs. I think that’s the way it’s going to break down, simply on that issue, is which way do we take the country – with someone who likes American business, or someone who can’t wait to sort of punish, regulate and tax American business.

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Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan went to Capitol Hill on Thursday to urge his House colleagues to remain optimistic about the GOP’s chances in November, amid eroding poll numbers and growing anxiety among some activists about the party’s prospects…

“This is going to be an up and down race,” Ryan, a congressman from Wisconsin, said during an appearance at the last scheduled weekly meeting of House Republicans before Election Day, according to multiple people in the room…

“Here’s our commitment: We are going to make this about the big things,” he said. “We need to go on offense, and we need to give our constituents the choice of two futures.”

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SparkPlug on September 21, 2012 at 1:59 AM

No helium required…

Gohawgs on September 21, 2012 at 2:03 AM

thatsafactjack on September 21, 2012 at 1:54 AM

Well, useless to me as a kid, anyway — kind of like winning a can opener for my mom. LOL!
But yeah, you’re right. I was proud of my skee-ball playing skills.

Eyes are at half mast and are closing rapidly. I bid you all a good night and maybe I’ll even get to participate instead of lurking tomorrow. :)

Cheers!

PatriotGal2257 on September 21, 2012 at 2:03 AM

SparkPlug on September 21, 2012 at 1:59 AM

Thank you, Spark! I knew I could rely on you. And I’ll watch your back to help fend of the evil, nefarious, would-be wedgiers, too.:)

thatsafactjack on September 21, 2012 at 2:04 AM

PatriotGal2257 on September 21, 2012 at 2:03 AM

Yes! The more the merrier. Goodnight, PatriotGal2257! Sleep well!:)

thatsafactjack on September 21, 2012 at 2:05 AM

thatsafactjack on September 21, 2012 at 2:02 AM

Awesome!!..An all time classic..:)

Dire Straits on September 21, 2012 at 2:06 AM

figures connection is lousy and you guys are playing my tunes

jrsrigmvr on September 21, 2012 at 2:07 AM

Dire Straits on September 21, 2012 at 2:06 AM

Yes. I’ve worn out more than one copy of that album. :)

thatsafactjack on September 21, 2012 at 2:08 AM

jrsrigmvr on September 21, 2012 at 2:07 AM

FRED! Good evening! I missed you. I figured you were having connectivity problems. Sorry:( I’ll cue some up when you can get in on the action. Just say when! :)

thatsafactjack on September 21, 2012 at 2:10 AM

Shine On You Crazy Diamond

For Fred. :)

thatsafactjack on September 21, 2012 at 2:11 AM

hi Jackie, Dire, and all. Something in the air tonite.

jrsrigmvr on September 21, 2012 at 2:12 AM

thatsafactjack on September 21, 2012 at 2:11 AM

thanks sweetheart I really appreciate that

jrsrigmvr on September 21, 2012 at 2:17 AM

thatsafactjack on September 21, 2012 at 2:08 AM

I hear you!!..:)

Dire Straits on September 21, 2012 at 2:21 AM

jrsrigmvr on September 21, 2012 at 2:12 AM

Good evening!!..:)

Dire Straits on September 21, 2012 at 2:21 AM

Dark Side of the Moon

thatsafactjack on September 21, 2012 at 2:24 AM

Moonlight Shadow

Schadenfreude on September 21, 2012 at 2:28 AM

thatsafactjack on September 21, 2012 at 2:24 AM

R/R = Romney or Revolution

Nite all. lurking is very tiring

Adios: vaya con dios
Fred

jrsrigmvr on September 21, 2012 at 2:29 AM

thatsafactjack on September 21, 2012 at 2:24 AM

Another classis..That whole LP was/is..:)

Dire Straits on September 21, 2012 at 2:30 AM

Schadenfreude on September 21, 2012 at 2:28 AM

Good evening, Schadenfreude! Very nice to see you! Cool tune, too. :)

thatsafactjack on September 21, 2012 at 2:30 AM

jrsrigmvr on September 21, 2012 at 2:29 AM

Goodnight, Fred! I hope you get better connectivity soon! We miss you. Sleep well. :)

thatsafactjack on September 21, 2012 at 2:31 AM

Dire Straits on September 21, 2012 at 2:30 AM

I read somewhere that it is the best selling rock album of all time. Still selling strong after all these years.

thatsafactjack on September 21, 2012 at 2:32 AM

Schadenfreude on September 21, 2012 at 2:28 AM

The video with that tune is also very cool. Excellent. :)

thatsafactjack on September 21, 2012 at 2:34 AM

Schadenfreude on September 21, 2012 at 2:28 AM

Very nice!!..Thin Line!!..:)

Dire Straits on September 21, 2012 at 2:34 AM

Dire Straits on September 21, 2012 at 2:34 AM

Very nice…:)

thatsafactjack on September 21, 2012 at 2:37 AM

thatsafactjack on September 21, 2012 at 2:32 AM

You are correct!..The LP cover is a classic unto itself!!..:)

PS..I have PJ’s with that design!!..:)

Dire Straits on September 21, 2012 at 2:37 AM

Evening tafj and Dire, and you are both too nice :)

Schadenfreude on September 21, 2012 at 2:38 AM

Dire Straits on September 21, 2012 at 2:37 AM

That’s incredibly cool! All mine are just black or dark blue silk. :)

thatsafactjack on September 21, 2012 at 2:40 AM

Schadenfreude on September 21, 2012 at 2:38 AM

Not at all, that really was excellent. I enjoyed it very much. :)

thatsafactjack on September 21, 2012 at 2:41 AM

Bluest Blues

thatsafactjack on September 21, 2012 at 2:46 AM

thatsafactjack on September 21, 2012 at 2:40 AM

..:):)

Dire Straits on September 21, 2012 at 2:48 AM

As The Years Go Passing By

I bid you all a fond goodnight. Its been a pleasure, as always. See you soon.

Goodnight, Scrumpy! I’ll see you soon. :)

thatsafactjack on September 21, 2012 at 2:59 AM

Romney Co-Chair Tim Pawlenty quit working on the Romney campaign to become a LOBBYIST for the TOO BIG TO FAIL BANKS….Let there be no question; if Romney wins he will continue bailing out the banks just as Obama has and Bush before him…Funny how things just never seem to change and we are constantly being told who to vote for and who can win…Wake up people…Wake up.

dom89031 on September 21, 2012 at 3:06 AM

Looks like I picked the wrong week to give up sleeping late….

Anyway, as a radio DJ long, long ago, in a universe far, far away my favorite Floyd album was and probably still is Obscured By Clouds. Their album Animals often was a top pick for long highway drives back when traffic was much lighter and airplane tickets cost much more.

So, if anyone hears that famous fade echo of the pig oinking (from Pink Floyd’s “Animals”) as my cell phone ring tone you’ll know Viking is in the building.

viking01 on September 21, 2012 at 4:38 AM

Romney Co-Chair Tim Pawlenty quit working on the Romney campaign to become a LOBBYIST for the TOO BIG TO FAIL BANKS….Let there be no question; if Romney wins he will continue bailing out the banks just as Obama has and Bush before him…Funny how things just never seem to change and we are constantly being told who to vote for and who can win…Wake up people…Wake up.

dom89031 on September 21, 2012 at 3:06 AM

That is just silly. Pawlenty and Romney are not the same people and besides, being a lobbyist for a bank is not a crime. Unless of course you are a member of the OWS crowd.

Terrye on September 21, 2012 at 6:15 AM

I think some pundits and media people have just started to forget that they are not the ones who actually cast all the votes. The people do and so far they have not spoken. So maybe a lot of this hand ringing is not about the election at all, it is about certain people trying to remain relevant.

Terrye on September 21, 2012 at 6:17 AM

Beginning to see anti-Obama ads here in MI during prime time programming, paid for by SuperPACs. Wonder if the internal polls look better for Romney than the published polls?

karenhasfreedom on September 21, 2012 at 6:18 AM

I usually show up in the middle of the night and there are tons of headline postings and front page stuff to go through. I’ve noticed all that has slowed down a bit.

MaggiePoo on September 21, 2012 at 6:43 AM

Wonder if the internal polls look better for Romney than the published polls?

I’m sure of it. I think it’s very close with Obama slightly ahead in a few swing states, but closer than the media polling suggests.

MaggiePoo on September 21, 2012 at 6:45 AM

O/T: Pledge Allegiance to Obama? Fuhgeddaboudit. My take.

kingsjester on September 21, 2012 at 6:46 AM

I saw this really good essay over at powerline.

This is a part of it:

Romney’s weaknesses, harped on by the Establishment and some conservatives, are insignificant in the larger scheme. Reagan was often inarticulate and sometimes fumbling off-the-cuff; so were both Bushes. Romney is said to be unlikeable, but he won the nomination although Republican primary voters were a tough audience for this moderate-minded businessman. How dislikeable could he be?

And what does it matter, anyway? Nixon was thoroughly dislikeable, but he demolished likeable McGovern and beat Humphrey, one of the nicest guys in US political history. Ford was more likeable than Carter; Ford lost too. And then there is Obama’s snide arrogance. Romney might not be warm and folksy, but at any rate he is never mocking, patronizing, abrasive—in fact his handlers would love to see some mocking abrasiveness from Romney, and he tries, but just can’t bring it off. He is not a mocking or abrasive or arrogant man.
And yet polls show that Obama is likeable and Romney is not.

Time to ask whether these popular responses to poll-takers don’t sound just a bit rehearsed; not quite convincing. It used to be that black candidates did better in polls than elections: people wanted to impress poll-takers with their open-mindedness. That effect has disappeared. But a generation that wants to seem good might easily give birth to a generation than wants to be good. And the whole American Establishment has busied itself since the end of the Cultural Revolution in the late 1970s defining “good” in terms that exactly match Barack Obama.

It is not real long and it is worth reading it all.

Terrye on September 21, 2012 at 6:50 AM

You want to try it? Get in the ring

You tell ‘em, Ann! :-) Can’t wait to have you as First Lady. I’m feeling better and better about our chances to get rid of Obama. :-)

So maybe a lot of this hand ringing is not about the election at all, it is about certain people trying to remain relevant.

Terrye on September 21, 2012 at 6:17 AM

Very well said. I get the sense that some of these so-called conservative pundits are sometimes simply trying to generate some headlines for themselves. They seem to think of themselves as opinion makers, but all many of them do is quote each other.

“Oh, did you hear what Peggy said?”
“No, but Scarborough said such and such.”
“And even Steve Schmidt said it too.”
“Wow, when even the conservative ‘heavy-hitters’ agree that Obama is going to win. This whole thing is over!”

To which the American people respond, “NOT SO FAST.” The self-important political pundit swarm doesn’t speak for the American people. We will vote Obama out of office.

bluegill on September 21, 2012 at 7:00 AM

bluegill on September 21, 2012 at 7:00 AM

You certainly do not speak for American Conservatives.

kingsjester on September 21, 2012 at 7:33 AM

Ahhhhhhhhhh, so those big numbers reported were monies earmarked for the RNC?

Well that explains the lack of ads and signs and such.

And what happened to all the Super PAC ads that get run that campaigns have to disavow?

When will those start?

Not the Commie 2012!!

PappyD61 on September 21, 2012 at 7:37 AM

Well, in the battle of audiences at the Telemundo? townhall events held by both Obama and Romney, Romney’s won the enthusiasm prize.

Each campaign was given 200 tickets to hand out. The audience at the Romney event were enthusiastic and applauded a lot. The audience for Obama was subdued and flat. And there was lots of criticism that he hadn’t passed immigration reform. Hispanics aren’t stupid and know they’re being used as a political football.

Heard early this morning on CNN. Zoraida Sambolin (?) gasped when she heard it.

BTW people will tell you the ‘reporter’ is an Hispanic Republican. That’s true. But she seemed to be telling it straight. I’ve seen her before (CNN goes to her a lot) and she also says stuff a lot of us don’t like to hear at times and I trust her.

MaggiePoo on September 21, 2012 at 7:37 AM

Anyone knows of O’s campaign is paying staff bonus right now?? Romney borrowed money to pay bonuses?!!. I donated when Ryan was picked.

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on September 21, 2012 at 7:40 AM

Time to ask whether these popular responses to poll-takers don’t sound just a bit rehearsed; not quite convincing.

Talk about wish-casting. Responses to polls sound rehearsed? How odd, considering that none of us has ever heard anyone respond to a poll question other than if we’ve been called. I’ve only been polled once and it was a robo call. Look, again, i understand the need to keep up hope. And there are a few promising data points for Romney in the south west. But all of these pollsters are not wrong and its not 1972 or 1980. Those elections were over 30 years ago now. Polling technology is much more accurate than it used to be.

Here’s the other thing. SuperPACs are not working with the campaigns, so some of them are spending money in places like MI, which are a lost cause and some of them are so outlandish they actually don’t help Romney. Terrye why are you so myopically focused on the idea that Romney is ahead despite the evidence?

libfreeordie on September 21, 2012 at 7:40 AM

bluegill on September 21, 2012 at 7:00 AM

You certainly do not speak for American Conservatives.

kingsjester on September 21, 2012 at 7:33 AM

No one person speaks for conservatives, sweetie.

bluegill on September 21, 2012 at 7:43 AM

Of the 100 “toss up” electoral college votes, Obama only needs to 23 and Romney needs 79.

libfreeordie on September 21, 2012 at 7:45 AM

why are you so myopically focused on the idea that Romney is ahead despite the evidence?

libfreeordie on September 21, 2012 at 7:40 AM

the only evidence to the contrary are polls with absurd Dem samples. Why are you so convinced Obama is ahead despite this evidence?

Slade73 on September 21, 2012 at 7:46 AM

Terrye why are you so myopically focused on the idea that Romney is ahead despite the evidence?

libfreeordie on September 21, 2012 at 7:40 AM

You definitely misread Terrye’s excellent comments. Terrye was clearly directing his/her comments at certain pundits who want to declare the race over. If you’re honest, I think you would admit that the race continues to be very close, and much closer than many Obama supporters would like to admit.

bluegill on September 21, 2012 at 7:48 AM

Terrye why are you so myopically focused on the idea that Romney is ahead despite the evidence?

libfreeordie on September 21, 2012 at 7:40 AM

I’m not Terrye, but let me take a shot at it. Maybe because of something like this:

Robopoll Records Silence as Support for Obama

Flora Duh on September 21, 2012 at 7:49 AM

I’m not Terrye, but let me take a shot at it. Maybe because of something like this:

Robopoll Records Silence as Support for Obama

Flora Duh on September 21, 2012 at 7:49 AM

Oh come, the frack on Flora. Really? That was so obviously fake. For one thing you can actually hear the woman pretending to be the robocall breath before she speaks. Its just a random video posted to the internet. There’s no corroboration, no proof its genuine. Just because its on the internet and even on a website you enjoy doesn’t mean its true at all. Don’t be so gullible.

libfreeordie on September 21, 2012 at 8:03 AM

If you’re honest, I think you would admit that the race continues to be very close, and much closer than many Obama supporters would like to admit.

bluegill on September 21, 2012 at 7:48 AM

Its close in some places. The problem is where it seems to not be close, i.e. Michigan, Wisconsin, Virginia and Ohio. Those seem very strong for Obama right now and if he wins them its game over.

libfreeordie on September 21, 2012 at 8:05 AM

I usually show up in the middle of the night and there are tons of headline postings and front page stuff to go through. I’ve noticed all that has slowed down a bit.

MaggiePoo on September 21, 2012 at 6:43 AM

I don’t know about other people, but I’m at the point where there is nothing left to say. I just want to go vote and get this over with. The daily proof of Obama’s incompetence and failure is scary and depressing. I don’t believe he’ll win, but I can’t take seeing that arrogant, sneering face or listening to all those screechy, crybaby speeches he gives for one more minute. But that’s just me- LOL!

Night Owl on September 21, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Flora Duh on September 21, 2012 at 7:49 AM

Thanks, Flora. I just spent 10 minutes looking for that clip without success!

Naturally Curly on September 21, 2012 at 8:07 AM

I’m not Terrye, but let me take a shot at it. Maybe because of something like this:

Robopoll Records Silence as Support for Obama

Flora Duh on September 21, 2012 at 7:49 AM

Yep.

I predict that the big story on election night will be that married women won this for Mitt. Watch the exit polls for married women. The drop in youth and Black turnout from 2008 will be steeper than what many are anticipating.

November 7 Headline:

“Married Women, Suburbanites Power Romney Win”

“Swing State Suburban Voters Deny Obama a Second Term; Youth, Black vote fades in OH, FL and VA.”

bluegill on September 21, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Oh come, the frack on Flora. Really? That was so obviously fake. For one thing you can actually hear the woman pretending to be the robocall breath before she speaks. Its just a random video posted to the internet. There’s no corroboration, no proof its genuine. Just because its on the internet and even on a website you enjoy doesn’t mean its true at all. Don’t be so gullible.

libfreeordie on September 21, 2012 at 8:03 AM

Whatever gets you through the night. Heh.

Naturally Curly on September 21, 2012 at 8:10 AM

Its close in some places. The problem is where it seems to not be close, i.e. Michigan, Wisconsin, Virginia and Ohio. Those seem very strong for Obama right now and if he wins them its game over.

libfreeordie on September 21, 2012 at 8:05 AM

gee thanx captain obvious

gracie on September 21, 2012 at 8:10 AM

I’m not Terrye, but let me take a shot at it. Maybe because of something like this:

Robopoll Records Silence as Support for Obama

Flora Duh on September 21, 2012 at 7:49 AM

Good Lord. What is the point? They are only deluding themselves, but their surprise will be genuine when the actual votes turn out different. What a bunch of idiots.

Night Owl on September 21, 2012 at 8:10 AM

Thanks, Flora. I just spent 10 minutes looking for that clip without success!

Naturally Curly on September 21, 2012 at 8:07 AM

You’re welcome. Looks like libfreeordie aka Andrea Mitchell, won’t believe it until it is authenticated.

Flora Duh on September 21, 2012 at 8:11 AM

O/T: Pledge Allegiance to Obama? Fuhgeddaboudit. My take.

kingsjester on September 21, 2012 at 6:46 AM

Great post! Like I said, I can’t take anymore of this! I’m surprised this loser hasn’t had his image put on money by now.

Night Owl on September 21, 2012 at 8:19 AM

Jay Cost writes a good prescription for a winning Romney campaign, going down the stretch:

1. He will reform the tax code. Specifically, he will cut all loopholes that the wealthy have purchased through lobbying efforts and use the money to cut taxes for small businesses and average Americans.

2. He will reduce the deficit by cutting Obama’s wasteful spending and putting our entitlement system on a long-term sustainable path.

3. He will repeal Obamacare and replace it with a system that emphasizes competition and portability – making health insurance more affordable and more secure.

4. He will lower the cost of energy and food. On energy, he will open up new areas for oil drilling and green-light the Keystone pipeline. On food, he will end the madness of the Obama Fed’s money printing, which only helps Wall Street while raising the price of basic necessities for the average American.

MTF on September 21, 2012 at 8:30 AM

libfreeordie on September 21, 2012 at 7:40 AM

When you adjust the skewed polls that are insanely oversamplig democrats Romney is tied or ahead in most of them.

You see, the only thing left for your socialists and communists is to come up with skewed polls to show Obama winning coupled with lies that the Romney campaign is in chaos in the hope of demoralizing the Republican base but like everyhting else you tried in this election and failed miserably this one is going to fail as well. Our side is going to come out like never before to vote the communist out off office on November 6 2012. So you better spend your money and energy trying to energize your base and in particular the youth who are vastly less energized than in 2008.

As I told you before if 10% of Obama “White Voters” from 2008 switch and vote for Romney combined with 3% of Obama 2008 voters staying home in 2012 then Obama is certain to lose the elections. The electoral math cannot be refuted here… Here is the simple math for Romney to win the following battleground states:

Florida (5% of Obama 2008 White Voters switch and vote for Romney in 2012 and 3% of Obama 2008 voters staying home)
Ohio (7% of Obama 2008 White Voters switch and vote for Romney in 2012 and 3% of Obama 2008 voters staying home)
Virginia (8% of Obama 2008 White Voters switch and vote for Romney in 2012 and 3% of Obama 2008 voters staying home)
North Carolina (0% of Obama 2008 White Voters switch and vote for Romney in 2012 and 3% of Obama 2008 voters staying home)
Colorado (10% of Obama 2008 White Voters switch and vote for Romney in 2012 and 3% of Obama 2008 voters staying home)
Iowa (7% of Obama 2008 White Voters switch and vote for Romney in 2012 and 3% of Obama 2008 voters staying home)
New Hampshire (10% of Obama 2008 White Voters switch and vote for Romney in 2012 and 3% of Obama 2008 voters staying home)
Wisconsin ( 14% of Obama 2008 White Voters switch and vote for Romney in 2012 and 3% of Obama 2008 voters staying home)
Minnesota (12% of Obama 2008 White Voters switch and vote for Romney in 2012 and 3% of Obama 2008 voters staying home)
Nevada ( 17% of Obama 2008 White Voters switch and vote for Romney in 2012 and 3% of Obama 2008 voters staying home)
Michigan (18% of Obama 2008 White Voters switch and vote for Romney in 2012 and 3% of Obama 2008 voters staying home)
Pennsylvania (19% of Obama 2008 White Voters switch and vote for Romney in 2012 and 3% of Obama 2008 voters staying home)

mnjg on September 21, 2012 at 8:33 AM

MTF on September 21, 2012 at 8:30 AM

That is exactly Romney plan and he talked about it many times before…

mnjg on September 21, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Thanks, Night owl.

bluegill, I sure hope you’re a girl.

kingsjester on September 21, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Where’s bluegill at?
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bluegill on September 21, 2012 at 8:08 AM

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Ahhh, there you are . . . . .

. . . . . SarahPalinSarahPalinSarahPalinSarahPalinSarahPalin

SarahPalinSarahPalinSarahPalinSarahPalinSarahPalinSarahPalin …

listens2glenn on September 21, 2012 at 8:52 AM

I think the Romney campaign has been spending too much money on direct mail. I doubt sending me enough posters to paper my walls with is an effective use of campaign funds.

WannabeAnglican on September 21, 2012 at 9:00 AM

listens2glenn on September 21, 2012 at 8:52 AM

why do u want to disturb the beast?

gracie on September 21, 2012 at 9:02 AM

As I told you before if 10% of Obama “White Voters” from 2008 switch and vote for Romney combined with 3% of Obama 2008 voters staying home in 2012 then Obama is certain to lose the elections.

And if 50% of McCain white voters stay home then Obama will win. Neither of us have any evidence that either of our hypotheticals will happen. All we have to go on is the polls. And we’ll find out soon whether all the pollsters will be embarassed.

libfreeordie on September 21, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Interesting how Frank Luntz’ focus group found Romney’s ad so great, even about 65% of Democrats, and probably higher among Independents. Even though that ad seemed rather bland to me, it seems to have struck a nerve with voters, who react to things differently than some red-meat consumers would expect. Romney should run that ad lots of times in swing states.

Steve Z on September 21, 2012 at 9:23 AM

listens2glenn on September 21, 2012 at 8:52 AM

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why do u want to disturb the beast?

gracie on September 21, 2012 at 9:02 AM

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I’m sorry . . . . . I was venting some “immaturity”.

It happens, sometimes.

listens2glenn on September 21, 2012 at 9:38 AM

All we have to go on is the polls. And we’ll find out soon whether all the pollsters will be embarassed.

libfreeordie on September 21, 2012 at 9:13 AM

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What exactly is meant by the words “go on”, as you used them?
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Only the most naive will make decisions based on, or allow themselves to be motivated by these (expletive) POLLS !

listens2glenn on September 21, 2012 at 9:43 AM

PS..I have PJ’s with that design!!..:)

Dire Straits on September 21, 2012 at 2:37 AM

This I have to see. Email me a photo! ; )

Bmore on September 21, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Dire Straits on September 21, 2012 at 1:58 AM

Great tune, Dire! One of my favorite bands. I have almost their whole catalog on my iPod.

PatriotGal2257 on September 21, 2012 at 11:08 AM

I don’t know about other people, but I’m at the point where there is nothing left to say. I just want to go vote and get this over with. The daily proof of Obama’s incompetence and failure is scary and depressing. I don’t believe he’ll win, but I can’t take seeing that arrogant, sneering face or listening to all those screechy, crybaby speeches he gives for one more minute. But that’s just me- LOL!

Night Owl on September 21, 2012 at 8:06 AM

DITTO! for me.

Jvette on September 21, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Terrye on September 21, 2012 at 6:15 AM

I’m sorry you are so uninformed about the banks (this is not meant to be an insult)…It’s not really your fault, most people are actually clueless when it comes to how our banking system really works. The fault can be placed directly on our education system and the media. The public is kept uninformed and in the dark on purpose.

P.S. – I am not OWS, they are Socialist, Communist, Progressives…I am a Constitutionalist and a Tenther.

It’s long, but it’s very infromative. Hope you have time.

http://youtu.be/HfpO-WBz_mw

dom89031 on September 21, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Where’s bluegill at?
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bluegill on September 21, 2012 at 8:08 AM

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Ahhh, there you are . . . . .

. . . . . SarahPalinSarahPalinSarahPalinSarahPalinSarahPalin

SarahPalinSarahPalinSarahPalinSarahPalinSarahPalinSarahPalin …

listens2glenn on September 21, 2012 at 8:52 AM

…my gawd you’re cruel!…you used to bull fight in Spain?

KOOLAID2 on September 21, 2012 at 10:27 PM

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