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.”

***

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.

***

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.

***

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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GAME ON!

Electrongod on September 20, 2012 at 10:39 PM

7%!

Lanceman on September 20, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Bishop?

Electrongod on September 20, 2012 at 10:40 PM

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…

gilled one?

Bmore on September 20, 2012 at 10:41 PM

“Stop it. This is hard. You want to try it? Get in the ring,” she said.

She’s right.

Palin could have gotten in the ring. But for whatever rhyme or reason, and much to my consternation, she didn’t.

Lanceman on September 20, 2012 at 10:42 PM

gilled one?

Bmore on September 20, 2012 at 10:41 PM

You better be outta breadballs.

Lanceman on September 20, 2012 at 10:42 PM

I live in a very red state, and I am sick to death of having to mute ESPN every time the Bill Clinton ad airs. Romney at least needs to have a presence during college football; I know he doesn’t have to spend money here, but it sure would soften some of the propaganda ads that air non-stop. And, who’s running anyway? Barack or Bill?

MustLoveBlogs on September 20, 2012 at 10:44 PM

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…
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A Few Minutes With …
Ann Romney says her husband cares for all Americans
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the Journal Sentinel
Sept. 20, 2012 5:10 p.m.
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Ann Romney is the wife of Republican Party presidential candidate Mitt Romney. We caught up with her Thursday after her campaign appearance at Marquette University.

This is an edited transcript of the conversation.

Q. How do you like Milwaukee? You’ve seen it a couple of times.

A. I love it. And, I’m a Michigan girl. . . . Last time I was here, maybe three weeks or four weeks ago, I did that amazing lakefront walk and was stunned by the revitalization you’ve had on the lakefront. I hope our fellow Michiganders can wander over here and see what a beautiful park you have and how the lakefront is so pretty.(More…..)

http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/ann-romney-says-her-husband-cares-for-all-americans-r26uivt-170578976.html
======================================================

A Few Minutes With …
Ann Romney says her husband cares for all Americans

VIDEO:(5:39)

http://www.jsonline.com/multimedia/video/?bcpid=13960334001&bctid=1852168828001

canopfor on September 20, 2012 at 10:09 PM

canopfor on September 20, 2012 at 10:44 PM

You better be outta breadballs.

Lanceman on September 20, 2012 at 10:42 PM

I may have to switch over to worms.

Bmore on September 20, 2012 at 10:45 PM

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.”

The only ring Bill Kristol will step into will give him Obama anal poisoning.

RovesChins on September 20, 2012 at 10:46 PM

I may have to switch over to worms.

Bmore on September 20, 2012 at 10:45 PM

I thought she converted…?

Or is it a tactic?

Electrongod on September 20, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Reince Priebus just tweeted that the RNC has 76.5 million on hand. DNC: 7.1 mil. hahahaha!!!

Donald Draper on September 20, 2012 at 10:47 PM

I do not get the pessimism. Romney is tied. And enthusiam to vote is above normal levels near 2010 levels… why is the party such a bunch of nervous nellies?

Get with it.

petunia on September 20, 2012 at 10:47 PM

And,ahem………..calling it early Peeps,
gots GrandKidlets sleep’n over,one for the road
Everyone have “A” great night———:)

Sep 20, 9:23 PM EDT
Obama has $88 million to spend in final weeks
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBAMA_FUNDRAISING?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

canopfor on September 20, 2012 at 10:47 PM

MustLoveBlogs…..that commercial kills me. He makes it sound as if Obama is running for the first time and then finishes with just another fallacious argument.

CW on September 20, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Mark Davis was pretty good on Dallas radio this morning, saying when Obama the narcissist is unplugged, he usually ends up bragging and putting both feet in his mouth. (“You didn’t build that! Someone else [me] built that!”) I’d be surprised if September wasn’t the last month we saw Romney and Obama both at the same percentage.

Marcus on September 20, 2012 at 10:48 PM

I agree with Ann Romney. These so-called conservatives that keep criticizing Romney could contact the campaign and tell them of their displeasure privately rather than blabbing it all over every show they get booked on. It’s maddening at this point in the race to try to keep bringing us all down.

Sasha List on September 20, 2012 at 10:48 PM

MustLoveBlogs on September 20, 2012 at 10:44 PM

That one really pisses me off as well.

I may have to switch over to worms.

Bmore on September 20, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Maybe salmon eggs?

Lanceman on September 20, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Finally. I like this QOTD, Allah!

cynccook on September 20, 2012 at 10:48 PM

So Mitt had 50 mil at the end of convention and the RNC has another 76.5?

petunia on September 20, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Reince Priebus just tweeted that the RNC has 76.5 million on hand. DNC: 7.1 mil. hahahaha!!!

Donald Draper on September 20, 2012 at 10:47 PM

They know when to hold it and when to play it. The Dems are swinging and spending wildly, knowing their man is in trouble.

thebrokenrattle on September 20, 2012 at 10:49 PM

‘Yes We Can” is now “No I can’t”. It’s like a scene in the third act of Death of a Salesman. Soon, the curtains will fall.

TXUS on September 20, 2012 at 10:49 PM

canopfor on September 20, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Goodnight!

cynccook on September 20, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Folks, the only thing left for the desperate Obama and his media is to demoralize us by saying that Romney cannot win and they come up with all their very biased poll that Romney is losing in addition to those lies about Romney campaign in chaos…

They tried everything they had against Romney and they failed miserably. Their main weapon was BAIN CAPITAL and it FAILED. Second they went after Romney tax returns and it FAILED. Then they went after Romney foreign bank accounts and it FAILED… Then after Romney the Felon and it FAILED… Romney killed the worked wife with cancer and it FAILED… They have nothing, all what they have now is to try to demoralize us and some bed wetters on our side are falling for this crap…

We have the upper hand in this elections, the reality on the ground (very bad economy, very bad unemployment, insane debt and deficit, very high gas and food prices, Obama utterly failed record) and the Electoral Math are very much against Obama…

Stand up and fight fellow Americans… On to VICTORY on November 6 2012…

mnjg on September 20, 2012 at 10:50 PM

And,ahem………..calling it early Peeps,
gots GrandKidlets sleep’n over,one for the road
Everyone have “A” great night———:)

canopfor on September 20, 2012 at 10:47 PM

OK..
Take care…

Electrongod on September 20, 2012 at 10:50 PM

I live in a very red state, and I am sick to death of having to mute ESPN every time the Bill Clinton ad airs. Romney at least needs to have a presence during college football; I know he doesn’t have to spend money here, but it sure would soften some of the propaganda ads that air non-stop. And, who’s running anyway? Barack or Bill?

MustLoveBlogs on September 20, 2012 at 10:44 PM

I’m in a very blue state and I keep seeing that dang add too – plus a new one by the campaign.

Not sure why they are spending money here. But hey spend it here – less for the swing states.

gophergirl on September 20, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Death Star!

RovesChins on September 20, 2012 at 10:51 PM

And I don’t know how anyone who lives in a swing state, much less a blue state, is able to get through the day without their head popping off. The lies, so many lies. I just want to scream about half the time. And as I said in my comment above – I live in a red, red state.

MustLoveBlogs on September 20, 2012 at 10:52 PM

MustLoveBlogs on September 20, 2012 at 10:44 PM

That one really pisses me off as well.

I may have to switch over to worms.

Bmore on September 20, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Maybe salmon eggs?

Lanceman on September 20, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Dung beetles. Works every time!

RovesChins on September 20, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Not sure why they are spending money here. But hey spend it here – less for the swing states.

gophergirl on September 20, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Because the internal polling shows Team Obamanation that…. All of the states are swing states this year.

SWalker on September 20, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Yea Ann,, I agree.

I wasn’t a Mitt fan. But,,

You guys hear him talking about the federal reserve? On that 47% tape?

Yea,, he knows what is going on. If he knows that and still thinks he can fix it, with Paul Ryan?

Maybe he can.

wolly4321 on September 20, 2012 at 10:53 PM

gophergirl on September 20, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Well, God bless you, g.g.

MustLoveBlogs on September 20, 2012 at 10:53 PM

RovesChins

Your name is hilarious! Are you twins or triplets??

Sasha List on September 20, 2012 at 10:54 PM

I live in a very red state, and I am sick to death of having to mute ESPN every time the Bill Clinton ad airs. … And, who’s running anyway? Barack or Bill?

MustLoveBlogs on September 20, 2012 at 10:44 PM

That saturation could wind up backfiring. If you are tired of seeing it, odds are that there are a whole lot of other people equally as sick of seeing it. If they are undecided, that could be a negative. If it’s the add with Billy Jeff talking about rebuilding America from the ground up, there are going to be a whole ‘nuther bunch of people asking “who says America needs to be rebuilt from the ground up? We just want America with jobs again!” That kind of stuff could backfire.

AZfederalist on September 20, 2012 at 10:55 PM

RovesChins

Your name is hilarious! Are you twins or triplets??

Sasha List on September 20, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Triplets plus one. It holds up my white board. :-)

RovesChins on September 20, 2012 at 10:56 PM

I do not get the pessimism. Romney is tied. And enthusiam to vote is above normal levels near 2010 levels… why is the party such a bunch of nervous nellies?

Get with it.

petunia on September 20, 2012 at 10:47 PM

I agree, plus we should look at the national polls…

The swing state polls were off by 3-4 point in the RCP average in 2008…

MGardner on September 20, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Standing by for Mitt to start lowering the boom!!

Count SPEND it!!”

Khun Joe on September 20, 2012 at 10:56 PM

AZfederalist on September 20, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Well, AZ, we can only hope so. I like to think that there are some decent Dems out there who also love our country.

MustLoveBlogs on September 20, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Hi, Scrumpy! I know you’ll be reading this! :)

thatsafactjack on September 20, 2012 at 10:58 PM

RovesChins

Your name is hilarious! Are you twins or triplets??

Sasha List on September 20, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Triplets plus one. It holds up my white board. :-)

RovesChins on September 20, 2012 at 10:56 PM

At least THEY have a job!

Sasha List on September 20, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Hi, Scrumpy! I know you’ll be reading this! :)

thatsafactjack on September 20, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Scrumpy went to bed, Jackson.

Lanceman on September 20, 2012 at 10:58 PM

See Obama’s star fall from the sky
Every tale he spins is a lie
Here’s the one bitter lesson of Obama’s history
His soul should no longer remain a mystery
His many faces change
What you thought you knew grows ever more strange
And he has so many faces
His real self erases
With all those lies
Dancing in his empty eyes!

PercyB on September 20, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Looks like there’s a couple stonings in Irans future.

RickB on September 20, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Lanceman on September 20, 2012 at 10:58 PM

I know, Lanceman, thanks, but she’s going to read this thread in the morning and I want her to know that we’re thinking of her wishing her well. :)

thatsafactjack on September 20, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Triplets plus one. It holds up my white board. :-)

RovesChins on September 20, 2012 at 10:56 PM

At least THEY have a job!

Sasha List on September 20, 2012 at 10:58 PM

No small accomplishment in Obama’s America…

SWalker on September 20, 2012 at 11:00 PM


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…

Yes, we are so lucky. So very, very lucky. Hey, do you remember when Ann referred to all the little people as “you people” on the issue of Romney’s tax returns? Or when she told Latinos to “get over their biases?” This woman is a rhetorical genius. By all means put her out on the stump so she doesn’t really mess up Romney’s chances with her spite and her rage.

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 11:00 PM

…I had to scroll back up to make sure it was Allahpundit who put this together…more than once!
I am really liking Ann Romney…how come I’m thinking the stay at home mom… is smarter than a couple of lawyers occupying the bedrooms in the White House?

KOOLAID2 on September 20, 2012 at 11:00 PM

it is time for all Americans to realize how significant this election is

Damn right. Romney was not my first, second or even third choice, but he is the only choice to get rid of Obama. We need to be united and stop letting the traitorous media lead us around by the nose with these articles and polls which are nothing more than attempts to demoralize us and suppress the conservative/libertarian enthusiasm.

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.

Here in Nevada I have definitely become “Quick Draw, McGraw” with the mute button, lol. And, my land line rings twenty to thirty times a day.

Jvette on September 20, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Please pray for me. I work at a health insurance company. Today, We were notified today that our department(along with four other departments) was being partially outsourced to India so that we could meet the 15% administrative cost mandate in Obamacare.

Who is Jon Galt Huntsman? on September 20, 2012 at 11:01 PM

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.

he’d fit right in with the delusional Hot Airheads here!

DBear on September 20, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Mitt is a great guy! That’s what American needs to see.

Speakup on September 20, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Who needs Embassies anyways? Maybe we we should make them outta tinder to save time.

wolly4321 on September 20, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Who is Jon Galt Huntsman? on September 20, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Oh, man, really? I’m so sorry to hear it. I’ll be pulling for you.

thatsafactjack on September 20, 2012 at 11:02 PM

but she’s going to read this thread in the morning and I want her to know that we’re thinking of her wishing her well. :)

thatsafactjack on September 20, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Oh.

Lanceman on September 20, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Who is Jon Galt Huntsman? on September 20, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Oh, wow. I am so sorry to hear this. Who is your Congressional rep?

cynccook on September 20, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Lanceman on September 20, 2012 at 11:02 PM

She’s not feeling well. :(

thatsafactjack on September 20, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Please pray for me. I work at a health insurance company. Today, We were notified today that our department(along with four other departments) was being partially outsourced to India so that we could meet the 15% administrative cost mandate in Obamacare.

Who is Jon Galt Huntsman? on September 20, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Good luck.

astonerii on September 20, 2012 at 11:03 PM

he’d fit right in with the delusional Hot Airheads here!

DBear on September 20, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Promise you’ll be here on election night, please!?!

cynccook on September 20, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Please pray for me. I work at a health insurance company. Today, We were notified today that our department(along with four other departments) was being partially outsourced to India so that we could meet the 15% administrative cost mandate in Obamacare.

Who is Jon Galt Huntsman? on September 20, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Congratulations… I was laid off from the Aerospace industry 3 years ago so that NASA could refocus its mission statement on improving Muslims self esteem.

SWalker on September 20, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Yes, we are so lucky. So very, very lucky. Hey, do you remember when Ann referred to all the little people as “you people” on the issue of Romney’s tax returns? Or when she told Latinos to “get over their biases?” This woman is a rhetorical genius. By all means put her out on the stump so she doesn’t really mess up Romney’s chances with her spite and her rage.

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Ann’s “rage” is but a gentle breeze compared to Monsoon Moochelle’s rage and HATRED toward the flag at all she stands for.

Sasha List on September 20, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Please pray for me. I work at a health insurance company. Today, We were notified today that our department(along with four other departments) was being partially outsourced to India so that we could meet the 15% administrative cost mandate in Obamacare.

Who is Jon Galt Huntsman? on September 20, 2012 at 11:01 PM

I’m sorry to hear this. I hope you will be OK.

Jackalope on September 20, 2012 at 11:04 PM

… and here come the trolls.

AZfederalist on September 20, 2012 at 11:05 PM

I live in a very red state, and I am sick to death of having to mute ESPN every time the Bill Clinton ad airs. Romney at least needs to have a presence during college football; I know he doesn’t have to spend money here, but it sure would soften some of the propaganda ads that air non-stop. And, who’s running anyway? Barack or Bill?

MustLoveBlogs on September 20, 2012 at 10:44 PM

I hail from just outside the People’s Republic of Cook County, and can tell you that I have been seeing that Clinton ad on Chicago TV for the last few weeks. Even though Illinois is a “slam-dunk” for Obama. I think Obama is desperate for $$$, so his campaign is running that ad everywhere.

italianguy626 on September 20, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Yes, we are so lucky. So very, very lucky. Hey, do you remember when Ann referred to all the little people as “you people” on the issue of Romney’s tax returns? Or when she told Latinos to “get over their biases?” This woman is a rhetorical genius. By all means put her out on the stump so she doesn’t really mess up Romney’s chances with her spite and her rage.

septic casuist on September 20, 2012 at 11:00 PM

…so YOU want Joe Biteme to have competition?

KOOLAID2 on September 20, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Please pray for me. I work at a health insurance company. Today, We were notified today that our department(along with four other departments) was being partially outsourced to India so that we could meet the 15% administrative cost mandate in Obamacare.

Who is Jon Galt Huntsman? on September 20, 2012 at 11:01 PM

What state?

Conservative4ev on September 20, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Congratulations… I was laid off from the Aerospace industry 3 years ago so that NASA could refocus its mission statement on improving Muslims self esteem.

SWalker on September 20, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Did you really want to be hugging Muslims and keep that job?

astonerii on September 20, 2012 at 11:05 PM

nice try Allah, but we know how much you worship at the altars of Nate Silver and Intrade, and Obama is at 76.4% and 69.4% to win in each respectively.

but nice pep talk!

DBear on September 20, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Who needs Embassies anyways? Maybe we we should make them outta tinder to save time.

wolly4321 on September 20, 2012 at 11:02 PM

I vote we make them out of C4, so that when they get over-run by Muslims we can turn them into first class one way express rides to hell for the Muslims.

SWalker on September 20, 2012 at 11:05 PM

National Polls:

National (Sep 12): Al Gore +7 CNN/USA Today/Gallup Tracking Poll
National (Sep 2): Al Gore +10 Newsweek poll
National (sep 8): Gore +8 Newsweek poll
National (Sep 16): Gore +12 Newsweek poll

** Remember in the national vote, Gore actually got 0.5% more votes

Thankfully all of these polls were not just wrong, but very wrong. The media does this every time but memories are short and before blogging, they really were the only source for information. Today, we have all sorts of resources and outlets to debunk their tried and true methods to persuade low information voters or dissuade soft support for Republicans who are easily discouraged. The bottom line is, sift through the noise, keep your friends on track and off the ledge and make certain every Battleground State friend you know votes Romney. If for no other reason just so we can all have a good laugh at the media and Obamabots’ expense.

From my favorite new website! Battle Ground Watch

SouthernGent on September 20, 2012 at 11:06 PM

DBear on September 20, 2012 at 11:05 PM

But you’ll still be here, right?

cynccook on September 20, 2012 at 11:06 PM

She’s not feeling well. :(

thatsafactjack on September 20, 2012 at 11:03 PM

I know. Like Key West.

Lanceman on September 20, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Here in Nevada I have definitely become “Quick Draw, McGraw” with the mute button, lol. And, my land line rings twenty to thirty times a day.

Jvette on September 20, 2012 at 11:00 PM

I think we will take Nevada bc of the big LDS vote out there…

Nevada is perfect example of why to pay attention to the national polls…

RCP average had Obama winning by 6 and bc of turnout he won by 12…

A 6 point difference, the list goes on and on for how swing state polling was inaccurate in 2008…

MGardner on September 20, 2012 at 11:06 PM

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…

talk about entitlement! quiet peasants for Queen Ann has spoken!!!

DBear on September 20, 2012 at 11:06 PM

AZfederalist on September 20, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Trolls with an affinity for polls. They can’t resist them. Polls, or ROMNEY. lol!

thatsafactjack on September 20, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Who is Jon Galt Huntsman? on September 20, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Sorry to hear that, and you’ll definitely be on my prayer list. I’m praying a lot more these days.

MustLoveBlogs on September 20, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Oh, wow. I am so sorry to hear this. Who is your Congressional rep?

cynccook on September 20, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Todd Young. I live in Indiana’s 9th district. Right outsid

Who is Jon Galt Huntsman? on September 20, 2012 at 11:07 PM

I vote we make them out of C4, so that when they get over-run by Muslims we can turn them into first class one way express rides to hell for the Muslims.

SWalker on September 20, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Can we soak them in liquid pig first, pretty please??

Sasha List on September 20, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Lanceman on September 20, 2012 at 11:06 PM

So I wish her well with all my heart.

thatsafactjack on September 20, 2012 at 11:07 PM

And I see the leader of the douchebag brigade is here.

But I gotta work early tomorrow.

Don’t say hey to Scrumpy. I already did.

Lanceman on September 20, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Please pray for me. I work at a health insurance company. Today, We were notified today that our department(along with four other departments) was being partially outsourced to India so that we could meet the 15% administrative cost mandate in Obamacare.

Who is Jon Galt Huntsman? on September 20, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Ok. I will. And for the Scrumpster too.

Obamacare is the problem, not a solution.

SparkPlug on September 20, 2012 at 11:08 PM

This election cycle has been very “bi-polar” for me. Some days I think we’ve got this, some days I feel so depressed about things. I can’t even go on facebook anymore. I work with very “bright” people who are educated and productive, and yet so Dumb (!) when it comes to Obama. It can be soooo depressing. However, this week I’m feeling positive about things. Ann’s comments were spot on, and I hope the dingbat conservatives out there listen to her.

Jackalope on September 20, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Promise you’ll be here on election night, please!?!

cynccook on September 20, 2012 at 11:03 PM

I promise!!!!

DBear on September 20, 2012 at 11:08 PM

talk about entitlement! quiet peasants for Queen Ann has spoken!!!

DBear on September 20, 2012 at 11:06 PM

“For the first time in my adult life…”

Do I need to continue?

Electrongod on September 20, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Looks like there’s a couple stonings in Irans future.

RickB on September 20, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Beheshti said he was hospitalized for three days.

Three days? Yeah sure you were sport. Oh, wait, you’re a muslim, did you say, “I tell you the truth, I was hospitalized for three days?” If so, that was a guaranteed lie. After all, muslims lying is OK if it promotes the cause.

The Iranian cleric said it was his religious duty to apply the principle of “commanding right and forbidding wrong,” and that he would continue to do so even after living through what he called “the worst day of my life.”

It isn’t the first time that clerics in Iran have been beaten up after delivering warnings, Mehr said.

… and that made me smile.

AZfederalist on September 20, 2012 at 11:08 PM

SWalker on September 20, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Did you really want to be hugging Muslims and keep that job?

astonerii on September 20, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Well, that would really depend… On whether I was hugging him as I was strapping him to the outside of a Centaur Rocket or not… Not everything that goes up… Comes back down ya know… o_O

SWalker on September 20, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Oh, wow. I am so sorry to hear this. Who is your Congressional rep?

cynccook on September 20, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Todd Young. He is a freshman GOP congressman from Indiana’s 9th district. I live across the river from Louisville, Kentucky

Who is Jon Galt Huntsman? on September 20, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Finally. I like this QOTD, Allah!

cynccook on September 20, 2012 at 10:48 PM

…I had to scroll back up to make sure it was Allahpundit who put this together…more than once!

KOOLAID2 on September 20, 2012 at 11:00 PM

This is what happens when Hillbuzz has Ace and Allahpundit on BLAST!!

SouthernGent on September 20, 2012 at 11:09 PM

And you may say what you want to about Ann Romney, but there’s one thing we know for sure – she is proud of her country.

MustLoveBlogs on September 20, 2012 at 11:10 PM

I live in a very red state, and I am sick to death of having to mute ESPN every time the Bill Clinton ad airs. Romney at least needs to have a presence during college football; I know he doesn’t have to spend money here, but it sure would soften some of the propaganda ads that air non-stop. And, who’s running anyway? Barack or Bill?

MustLoveBlogs on September 20, 2012 at 10:44 PM

I hail from just outside the People’s Republic of Cook County, and can tell you that I have been seeing that Clinton ad on Chicago TV for the last few weeks. Even though Illinois is a “slam-dunk” for Obama. I think Obama is desperate for $$$, so his campaign is running that ad everywhere.

italianguy626 on September 20, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Heck, we’re getting that ad in WYOMING! Red red red and only 3 electoral votes. But hey, spend your money like a wasteful baffoon, Obama, just stop wasting MY money!

Jackalope on September 20, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Well, that would really depend… On whether I was hugging him as I was strapping him to the outside of a Centaur Rocket or not… Not everything that goes up… Comes back down ya know… o_O

SWalker on September 20, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Talk about outreach! Lets see how far out he reaches!

astonerii on September 20, 2012 at 11:10 PM

SWalker on September 20, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Can we soak them in liquid pig first, pretty please??

Sasha List on September 20, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Sure… Nothing like the smell of fresh fried bacon to mask the stench of fried Muslims.

SWalker on September 20, 2012 at 11:10 PM

he’d fit right in with the delusional Hot Airheads here!

DBear on September 20, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Promise you’ll be here on election night, please!?!

cynccook on September 20, 2012 at 11:03 PM

…are you kidding?…he’ll have shat his brains out by then!

KOOLAID2 on September 20, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Don’t say hey to Scrumpy. I already did.

Lanceman on September 20, 2012 at 11:08 PM

That’s not fair. Why should you get to have all the fun? Wait I found a loop-hole.

Hi Scrumpster. (:

SparkPlug on September 20, 2012 at 11:11 PM

SWalker on September 20, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Talk about outreach! Lets see how far out he reaches!

astonerii on September 20, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Hey…. I’m all about outreach…. ;)

SWalker on September 20, 2012 at 11:12 PM

SparkPlug on September 20, 2012 at 11:11 PM

See … WE can say HI to Scrumpy anytime we like… because we’re in the Royal Pistol Shrimp Secret Society. SHHHH. :)

thatsafactjack on September 20, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Jobless claims went down, thought. Only 382,000. they were 382,00 last week too, but after the predictable upward revision,

They can say they went down.

Dude,,,, that’s a lot of people.

wolly4321 on September 20, 2012 at 11:14 PM

SparkPlug on September 20, 2012 at 11:11 PM

See … WE can say HI to Scrumpy anytime we like… because we’re in the Royal Pistol Shrimp Secret Society. SHHHH. :)

thatsafactjack on September 20, 2012 at 11:13 PM

How is it going to stay secret if you keep blabbing about it? o_O

SWalker on September 20, 2012 at 11:14 PM

I vote we make them out of C4, so that when they get over-run by Muslims we can turn them into first class one way express rides to hell for the Muslims.

SWalker on September 20, 2012 at 11:05 PM

See, that is the kind of out of the box thinking that has made America great. Who needs “improvised” explosive devices when you can build in a well-designed explosive device. … as someone else stated, packing cans of Spam around the C4 would be a win/win.

AZfederalist on September 20, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Todd Young. He is a freshman GOP congressman from Indiana’s 9th district. I live across the river from Louisville, Kentucky

Who is Jon Galt Huntsman? on September 20, 2012 at 11:09 PM

I can’t even imagine what is going through your head right now, but one of the things I would do is get in touch with my rep and my Senators. Things like this need to be well known. Heck, I’d even call the local Fox affiliate.

cynccook on September 20, 2012 at 11:15 PM

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