Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on September 22, 2012 by Allahpundit

Earlier today, I spoke with several Romney advisers. They continue to shrug off the put-downs from critics who are calling for a shake-up. For example, they see Peggy Noonan’s column, which calls for Romney to bring in a Republican grandee as campaign manager, as mistaken…

They’re tired of hearing about how things are disastrous, and they’re tired of hearing that Romney is stumbling and losing a winnable election. There is an ominous consensus among many advisers that between now and the election, they’ll never win great coverage, so it’s more important for Romney to spend time preparing for the debates, cutting ads, and holding rallies — not currying favor with pundits.

Regarding the polls, Romney’s aides know that they are lagging behind in a handful of swing states. More than a few of them are especially concerned about Ohio, where Romney has struggled in the polls all year. But they point to Gallup’s national tracking poll, which shows the race tied, as evidence that things are fine, for the most part. They think the president is on the ropes since he’s not above 50 percent. “Voters are focused on different issues than the media,” a second adviser says.

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Romney has high hurdles ahead of him. But his cause is not lost. Here are five ways he can still win. Some combination of the following events and contingencies will have to intrude upon the race for him to do so, but a Romney/Ryan administration remains within the realm of possibility. Keep in mind: There will be natural tightening (as opposed to the political Botox kind) between now and election day.

1. Romney has a stellar first debate, which galvanizes his campaign and allows late-breaking independents to finally see the man that Ann Romney so loves dearly. Likelihood: 60 percent. Every Romney route to victory has to include a great first debate, because the first debates tend to matter the most, and because Romney will have a relatively unfiltered opportunity to try to make his case, probably his last. Debate 1 is about domestic policy, and the economy is lackluster. If ever there was a time to step up and force Barack Obama to explain to the American people just what he would do to create jobs — if ever there was an opportunity to refocus the campaign back onto the jobs issue — it’s on October 3 at the University of Denver. No doubt Romney will be prepared. Jim Lehrer, the moderator, is not going to throw anything Romney’s way that he hasn’t already anticipated.

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Through 2004 every incumbent who was above 50 percent at this point won, and every incumbent who was under 50 percent at this point lost. As of today, Obama is under 50 percent.

Additionally, most incumbents end up winning by a smaller margin (or losing by a larger one) than they are sporting in the Gallup poll at this point. The exceptions are Dwight Eisenhower in 1956, Gerald Ford in 1976 (who closed his rather large gap with Carter down to virtually nothing by Election Day), and George H.W. Bush in 1992 (whose position at this point was skewed by the temporary exit of Perot from the campaign). On average, the margin moves by 3.7 percent in favor of the challenger between the mid-September Gallup registered voter poll and the Election Day results…

The bottom line: Historically speaking, this president is in weaker shape than any postwar incumbent who went on to victory, with the possible exception of Harry Truman; he is enjoying a convention bounce later in the cycle than any incumbent in the postwar era; and if he manages to win, it will probably be via a true squeaker, with plenty of twists and turns to come.

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Almost all of the published polls show Obama getting less than 50% of the vote and less than 50% job approval. A majority of the voters either support Romney or are undecided in almost every poll.

But the fact is that the undecided vote always goes against the incumbent. In 1980 (the last time an incumbent Democrat was beaten), for example, the Gallup Poll of October 27th had Carter ahead by 45-39. Their survey on November 2nd showed Reagan catching up and leading by three points. In the actual voting, the Republican won by nine. The undecided vote broke sharply — and unanimously — for the challenger.

An undecided voter has really decided not to back the incumbent. He just won’t focus on the race until later in the game.

So, when the published poll shows Obama ahead by, say, 48-45, he’s really probably losing by 52-48!

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“The swing state poll shows the president in desperate shape in territory he carried with ease in 2008,” Rove said told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto Wednesday evening, referring to a recent USA Today/Gallup poll showing Obama up by 48 percent to 46 percent over Romney…

“So Mitt Romney is already running ahead of the pace of John McCain. And President Obama is running . . . over six points behind where he did in these states in 2008,” Rove told Cavuto.

“It’s amazing to me,” Rove said, adding that he would be worried “if I were in the White House and looking at this.”

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I reached out to Republican pollster John McLaughlin for yesterday’s piece on how undecided voters are likely to break, and he made some separate comments about polls, their impact on motivation for each side, and how the campaigns want to use skewed poll numbers to depress the opposition…

What Obama and his allies are doing now: “The Democrats want to convince [these anti-Obama voters] falsely that Romney will lose to discourage them from voting. So they lobby the pollsters to weight their surveys to emulate the 2008 Democrat-heavy models. They are lobbying them now to affect early voting. IVR [Interactive Voice Response] polls are heavily weighted. You can weight to whatever result you want. Some polls have included sizable segments of voters who say they are ‘not enthusiastic’ to vote or non-voters to dilute Republicans. Major pollsters have samples with Republican affiliation in the 20 to 30 percent range, at such low levels not seen since the 1960s in states like Virginia, Florida, North Carolina and which then place Obama ahead. The intended effect is to suppress Republican turnout through media polling bias. We’ll see a lot more of this. Then there’s the debate between calling off a random-digit dial of phone exchanges vs. a known sample of actual registered voters. Most polls favoring Obama are random and not off the actual voter list. That’s too expensive” for some pollsters.

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“With so much at stake in this election, both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan should ‘go rogue’ and not hold back from telling the American people the true state of our economy and national security,” says Palin. “They need to continue to find ways to break through the filter of the liberal media to communicate their message of reform.”

Palin also suggests that Romney and Ryan can be responsible for an epiphany on this country’s fiscal standing. “America desperately needs to have a ‘come to Jesus’ moment in discussing our big dysfunctional, disconnected, and debt-ridden federal government,” says Palin…

“At the founding of our country, a great American patriot wrote, ‘If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace,’” says Palin. “Obama’s motto seems to be, ‘Let the good times roll in my day. The kids can deal with the catastrophic bankruptcy in theirs.’ That’s no way for the leader of a great nation to behave, and I hope Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney continue to call him out on it. Generations of American children are counting on them.”

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Via Mediaite.

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Via the Daily Caller.

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Via the Daily Rushbo.

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Goebbels Jr.

Schadenfreude on September 22, 2012 at 8:32 PM

“How can there be 52% of stupid American voters?” —what the European papers will write on Nov. 7, 2012.

Schadenfreude on September 22, 2012 at 8:34 PM

The Schadenfreude against the media, particularly against Tomasky et co. w/b sweet.

The irony that Libya and Egypt might have done the underdeveloped narcissistic teenager in w/b thicker than molasses.

Schadenfreude on September 22, 2012 at 8:36 PM

My greatest accomplishment today – a shower and getting dressed LOL!

Go Gophers!

gophergirl on September 22, 2012 at 8:37 PM

America doesn’t like “boring”. To keep Obama w/b boring, beyond destructive.

Schadenfreude on September 22, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Allah must have found a girl.

Lanceman on September 22, 2012 at 8:38 PM

R&R !!!l
Please, God, PLEASE !?!?!

pambi on September 22, 2012 at 8:38 PM

They’re tired of hearing about how things are disastrous, and they’re tired of hearing that Romney is stumbling and losing a winnable election.

So am I.

Next!

JPeterman on September 22, 2012 at 8:38 PM

We have some of the most wimpy pundits. Talk about needing to pull up their big boy/big girl pants and learn how to fight.

If Romney listed to all of them – his campaign *would* be in disarray.

As for the debate all Romney needs to do is look at Obama and say “Was it or was it not a terrorist attack”

gophergirl on September 22, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Sen. Jeff Sessions has a message for the Dems:
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/09/sessions-blasts-democrats-irresponsibility.php

Bravo! Let’s turn this nation towards prosperity already. The American people are ready for some adult leadership.

onlineanalyst on September 22, 2012 at 8:40 PM

There is an ominous consensus among many advisers that between now and the election, they’ll never win great coverage, so it’s more important for Romney to spend time preparing for the debates, cutting ads, and holding rallies — not currying favor with pundits.

To quote Rush – Right On! Right On!

gophergirl on September 22, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Herr Hussein Obama’s campaign strategy is inadequate to maintain him in a serious action such as Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will put to him. He has corruption in the coop, hate on the hoof, taqiyya on the tongue and bats in the belfry — that’s his campaign strategy. He can probably maintain himself in the type of fighting Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will give him in Mexifornia and a few states on the North East front. After that it will make no difference how many thousands of dead he has voting for him early and often, and if Americans want America and the Presidency back, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will give it to them. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will make Obama howl.

VorDaj on September 22, 2012 at 8:42 PM

As for the debate all Romney needs to do is look at Obama and say “Was it or was it not a terrorist attack”

gophergirl on September 22, 2012 at 8:39 PM

After all of the lies, changing stories, lack of security for our Ambassador and the chaos that came out of this administration this week, I’m really baffled as to why this mess in the Middle East isn’t going to be a landslide for Romney.

JPeterman on September 22, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Allah must have found a girl.

Lanceman on September 22, 2012 at 8:38 PM

It happens every weekend…

Electrongod on September 22, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Allah must have found a girl.

Lanceman on September 22, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Ha! There is something gentle and…optimistic about tonight’s QOTD.

Rational Thought on September 22, 2012 at 8:45 PM

It’s good to hear that the campaign absolutely doesn’t care what the Reagan fan-girl Peggy Noonan writes and says about them. Why should they care about what somebody who endorsed Obama has to say anyway?

Roymunson on September 22, 2012 at 8:45 PM

After all of the lies, changing stories, lack of security for our Ambassador and the chaos that came out of this administration this week, I’m really baffled as to why this mess in the Middle East isn’t going to be a landslide for Romney.

JPeterman on September 22, 2012 at 8:44 PM

I think it’s still going to blow up on Obama. Probably after he does whatever he is going to do at the UN.

gophergirl on September 22, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Always a bad sign when your pundit base feels compelled to file a series of “not dead yet” stories.

Obviously, it’s too early to write Romney off. But he’s clearly behind.

And for all the statistical conjuring that the Roves and Morrises of the world are engaged in, the problem isn’t just the polls — it’s the candidate. The undecideds may have broken heavily for Reagan in ’80, but guess what? Romney ain’t no Reagan.

Also something to keep in mind, the more the Romney campaign and the right wing pundit class build up the debate, the more likely it is that Romney will “lose.”

Imagine this ledes if –as usually happens — to experienced debaters play roughly to a draw: “Mitt Romney entered tonights debate, needing, by his campaign’s admission, a home run. But a confident Barack Obama battled the clearly well-prepared former Governor to a draw, denying him the big win he needed just one month before Election Day.”

The Romney campaign is, again, showing how amateurish it is.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 8:46 PM

0 is gonna win this thing in a landslide! How do I know this? Cause the media, the trolls and the folks that write crap on their hands told me so. And I don’t mean Sarah Palin on that last part. Bread Ball? Worm?

Bmore on September 22, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Liberals are always, for decades, the same old song-and-dance.

The libs of today are the same as against ‘the Establishment’ 40 years ago. Now they are The Establishment.

What they opposed wasn’t necessarily and fully wrong. But they, the liberals, always have been.

Time to crush them.

Liam on September 22, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Goebbels Jr.

Schadenfreude on September 22, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Joesph Goebbels was nothing but a premature amateur Jim Messina.

VorDaj on September 22, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Whenever I’m polled I always say that I loves me some Obama. And then I ask for some free stuff.

Key West Reader on September 22, 2012 at 8:48 PM

The Romney campaign is, again, showing how amateurish it is.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Does the Romney campaign have blood on their hands..?

Electrongod on September 22, 2012 at 8:48 PM

This is so depressing. I just wonder what comservatice activists are to do if Obama wins a second term. Keep fighting or climb in a hole.

I really thought with Ryan on the ticket we were going to see some bold discussions. It can’t just be that Obama is bad there more to the election than Obama.

earlgrey133 on September 22, 2012 at 8:49 PM

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 8:46 PM

I bet you dream in technicolor, huh?

Key West Reader on September 22, 2012 at 8:49 PM

0 is gonna win this thing in a landslide! How do I know this?

Bmore on September 22, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Prove yourself infallible, right now.

I would counter you with my ‘I know it’, except my crystal ball and time machine are both in the shop right now.

Prove yourself infallible before the fact and conclusion, would you?

Liam on September 22, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Whenever I’m polled I always say that I loves me some Obama. And then I ask for some free stuff.

Key West Reader on September 22, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Lol! I just love playing with their heads like that. Funny! When solicitors call I go on and on about how due to The 0 Economy™ I can’t really afford anything right now. If they can just help me get Romney elected I might can spend some with them once Romney fixes 0′s mess. ; )

Bmore on September 22, 2012 at 8:51 PM

What a poignant photo…

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on September 22, 2012 at 8:51 PM

The Romney campaign is, again, showing how amateurish it is.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 8:46 PM

And your President is getting ready to give a speech at the UN next week to once again condemn that video/movie that no one has seen. The exact same thing he is saying in an ad buy in Pakistan along with his sidekick Hillary. An ad buy that cost the U.S. taxpayers $70,000 U.S. dollars.

How is that working out for you?

JPeterman on September 22, 2012 at 8:52 PM

How WILL I get through the Nov 6 coverage ?? Thinkin’ I’llmjust go to bed, OR follow HA !!
Walgreens doesn’t carry enough boxed vino, nor smokes, to carry me !!!
Ok, I’ll count on the Lord, but, even THAT’s not terribly encouraging, as per America’s hopes !!
OY !
help me, Lord !

;-)

pambi on September 22, 2012 at 8:52 PM

http://www.unskewedpolls.com/

workingclass artist on September 22, 2012 at 8:52 PM

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Does the Romney campaign have blood on their hands..?

Electrongod on September 22, 2012 at 8:48 PM</blockquote

Don't worry about the blood . Urban can live with that.

CW on September 22, 2012 at 8:52 PM

The left is trying psy-ops on independents so they stay home

workingclass artist on September 22, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Whenever I’m polled I always say that I loves me some Obama. And then I ask for some free stuff.

Key West Reader on September 22, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Are you polled often? I have never been polled.
I want free stuff too!

bettycooper on September 22, 2012 at 8:54 PM

When is that first debate…

astonerii on September 22, 2012 at 8:54 PM

If you unscew the polls ave. Romney 51.8 Obama 44.0

They are over sampling democrats.

workingclass artist on September 22, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Republicans have a 4.3 Party Identification advantage. In order to make it look like Obama is winning the dishonest MSM publishes polls which grossly over-sample Democrats. Even Rasmussen’s sample, which has it tied, is D+1. It should be R+5 – even without taking Voter Intensity into account. Obama is losing.

Basilsbest on September 22, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Liam on September 22, 2012 at 8:50 PM

; )

Bmore on September 22, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Speaking of being positive and upbeat, Drudge has a story up about the preezy camp telling folks not to listen to upcoming national polls. Sounds like their internals are cratering, and a pile of ugly is about to come out. Could it be that their LIES and COVER UP about a terrorist attack and the TORTURE and MURDER of a United States ambassador were just a bridge too far for American voters?

Rational Thought on September 22, 2012 at 8:56 PM

It’s really funny, I look at the Romney campaign and believe he’s doing a great job, then I hear people, like Peggy Noonan, who supported Obama, fretting that he’s doing a bad job.

If anyone has an uphill climb, in spite of the fact he has incumbency, it’s Obama. The tea party is not dead, contrary to popular opinion, and the Democrats have chosen war over compromise, with the tea party. I believe it’s a battle that, first the tea party can win, and secondly, the Democrats will grow to regret and question the people who told them it was a good idea.

bflat879 on September 22, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Come on…

Sessions encapsulates the Romney/Ryan message:

We believe in a better way forward. A way that brings us closer to—not further from—our heritage as a nation.

We believe in growing the economy, not the bureaucracy. We believe in helping more people live good and prosperous lives. We believe in preventing the safety net from becoming a restraint. We believe in lifting people onto the employment rolls instead of leaving them on the welfare rolls. And we believe that compassion should not be defined by much money the government spends on poverty but how many people we can help rise out of poverty.

onlineanalyst on September 22, 2012 at 8:56 PM

When is that first debate…

astonerii on September 22, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Whenever Obama can fit it into his golf games..
But with the Red phone off the hook…

He can be more flexible..

Electrongod on September 22, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Rational Thought on September 22, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Eventually a house of cards folds in on itself.

Here’s hoping that is true in Obama’s case.

gophergirl on September 22, 2012 at 8:58 PM

They are over sampling democrats.

workingclass artist on September 22, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Way too many ‘rats in this country.

Or, as I call them, parasites.

Lanceman on September 22, 2012 at 8:58 PM

That picture on Drudge is hilarious.

gophergirl on September 22, 2012 at 8:59 PM

As for the debate all Romney needs to do is look at Obama and say “Was it or was it not a terrorist attack”

gophergirl on September 22, 2012 at 8:39 PM

The debates are going to be tough.
Does anyone actually think that Obama will not have the questions leaked to him and the questions not be tailored to smack Romney?? These people know they are being exposed for the biased scum that they have been for quite a while.
What’s to stop them now???…a fit of integrity?

Mimzey on September 22, 2012 at 8:59 PM

as long as the Japs can keep sending him Wagyu, O’s a’ight

Slade73 on September 22, 2012 at 8:59 PM

What a poignant photo…

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on September 22, 2012 at 8:51 PM

It was snipped from an Obama campaign ad. Romney only flies on Trump’s airplane, you do know.

bettycooper on September 22, 2012 at 8:59 PM

That picture on Drudge is hilarious.

gophergirl on September 22, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Obama is completely lost without people around him…

Electrongod on September 22, 2012 at 9:02 PM

There’s an obama ad here. Romney bashing at first and then goes into hopenchange 2.0 – tax cuts for the middle class, slashing the deficit in half and, surprise! GREEN ENERGY!

Are people really this fvckin’ stupid?

Lanceman on September 22, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Mimzey on September 22, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Oh Romney is going in with a severe disadvantage but it’s a huge shot to actually talk to America.

The media can’t silence him – they can try to cut him off but they can’t silence him all together.

gophergirl on September 22, 2012 at 9:02 PM

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Does the Romney campaign have blood on their hands..?

Electrongod on September 22, 2012 at 8:48 PM</blockquote

Don’t worry about the blood . Urban can live with that.

CW on September 22, 2012 at 8:52 PM

You guys are gleeful about the violent deaths of Americans, aren’t you? If only a few more were killed, maybe your guy could carry Virginia, right?

The ongoing effort to pin the deaths in Bengazi directly to the President is desparate and pathetic.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Allah must have found a girl.

Lanceman on September 22, 2012 at 8:38 PM

That or he takes his weekly bath on Saturday nights ala Briscoe Darling (hint: Andy Griffith show)

TxAnn56 on September 22, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Are people really this fvckin’ stupid?

Lanceman on September 22, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Judging by some of the people I work with and some people on my facebook feed – yep!

gophergirl on September 22, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Yeah, and on the Drudge page, Egypt’s Morsi warns that the US must change…

And Obysmal has been working very hard toward assuring that MB “change” here.

onlineanalyst on September 22, 2012 at 9:03 PM

The Romney campaign is, again, showing how amateurish it is.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Does the Romney campaign have blood on their hands..?

Electrongod on September 22, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Do Romney adds in your area have little disclaimers asking for donations to his campaign?
That’s amateurish and something I have never seen before.

Rio Linda Refugee on September 22, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Ot- I bought “No Easy Day” this morning and got through 175 pages. It’s an amazing read.

God Bless the SEAL’s. I was Navy. I knew some of the story, of what they live. But not like this.

This is a must read.

wolly4321 on September 22, 2012 at 9:04 PM

That picture on Drudge is hilarious.

gophergirl on September 22, 2012 at 8:59 PM
Obama is completely lost without people around him…

Electrongod on September 22, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Reminds me of Sad Obama over at iOTW.

bettycooper on September 22, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Obama is completely lost without people around him…

Electrongod on September 22, 2012 at 9:02 PM

In that vein…Ever think that maybe Obama is just a figurehead, a fluffy image to put before the public? And that others, behind the scenes, used him in that way?

And, worse, that he is happy with that?

Liam on September 22, 2012 at 9:05 PM

You guys are gleeful about the violent deaths of Americans, aren’t you?

The ongoing effort to pin the deaths in Bengazi directly to the President is desparate and pathetic.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:03 PM

No…no glee here…just the facts.

Oh….

No desperation here…
Just facts that your boy dropped the ball…actually turned his back on it..
And Americans died..
Own it.

Electrongod on September 22, 2012 at 9:06 PM

The Romney campaign is, again, showing how amateurish it is.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Peggy? Is that you?

Jvette on September 22, 2012 at 9:06 PM

The ongoing effort to pin the deaths in Bengazi directly to the President is desparate and pathetic.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Who is the Commander and Chief?

His name is Barack Hussein Obama, and the buck stops at his desk.

Try again.

JPeterman on September 22, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Look. If you clowns keep answering defeatist, who is quickly becoming the new AnninCA/DrTesla, I’m leaving.

NOBODY is this goddamned stupid and you all keep answering it like it requires an answer.

Jesus Christ, we used to have decent trolls.

Where’s libdie and CW’s buddy Brayam?

Lanceman on September 22, 2012 at 9:06 PM

The ongoing effort to pin the deaths in Bengazi directly to the President is desparate and pathetic.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Well, Hillary’s State Department protocols did play a supporting role, and she does answer to the lonely french fry eater. (Does Michelle know what Preezy is putting into his mouth?)

onlineanalyst on September 22, 2012 at 9:07 PM

The ongoing effort to pin the deaths in Benghazi directly to the President on a video instead of calling it a terrorist attack is despaerate and pathetic.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:03 PM

gophergirl on September 22, 2012 at 9:07 PM

The ongoing effort to pin the deaths in Bengazi directly to the President is desparate and pathetic.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Who caused the deaths of those Americans, then?

Liam on September 22, 2012 at 9:08 PM

You guys are gleeful about the violent deaths of Americans, aren’t you? If only a few more were killed, maybe your guy could carry Virginia, right?

The ongoing effort to pin the deaths in Bengazi directly to the President is desparate and pathetic.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:03 PM

In regards to being gleeful not in the least . You project.

If this was Bush we know what you would be saying. I knew you could not hold this against Obama…like I said you can live with that.
As long as Obama wins you will put up with any of his failures.

CW on September 22, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Lanceman on September 22, 2012 at 9:06 PM

I normally don’t but couldn’t help myself this time.

gophergirl on September 22, 2012 at 9:09 PM

We have some of the most wimpy pundits. Talk about needing to pull up their big boy/big girl pants and learn how to fight.

If Romney listed to all of them – his campaign *would* be in disarray.

As for the debate all Romney needs to do is look at Obama and say “Was it or was it not a terrorist attack”

gophergirl on September 22, 2012 at 8:39 PM

No, he should ask: why did you claim it was spontaneous even after you knew it was a planned attack by al Qaeda?

Basilsbest on September 22, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Dang, I wish I could be polled someday !
I answer all ‘unkowns’ just in case, and have to send them to fax, for our bizz !!
Shoot !

pambi on September 22, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Judging by some of the people I work with and some people on my facebook feed – yep!

gophergirl on September 22, 2012 at 9:03 PM

A sweet young waitress at my favorite bar last night asked me who I am voting for.

To make a long story short, someone called her a socialist and she admitted to me she didn’t know what that was.

She doesn’t like Romney, but she ain’t gonna vote obama either. She’s having a hard time. Keep in mind she’s 25 and prolly did vote obama the first time.

Lanceman on September 22, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Barky OWNS Benegazi,,fool. Along with hillary.

wolly4321 on September 22, 2012 at 9:09 PM

The ongoing effort to pin the deaths in Bengazi directly to the President is desparate and pathetic.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:03 PM

BUUUUSSSHHHH!

faraway on September 22, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Okay, I need some advice from all of you. I am embarking on a road trip. A fairly lengthy one. Many eyes will see my truck as I pass by. I already have my Romney stickers on having just returned from a meeting this afternoon. We all got a bunch of Romney Ryan swag to give out. I always have a big blue 8.5 x 11 printed out sticker on my truck that is very anti-o . The O is always the 0 logo. Help me pick two to sport on the truck for my trip. Pick two from the following,

Buyers Remorse
Apologists!
Boondoggle
Get Fired Up! Fire 0 Now! (would appear stacked one above the other, formatting and such. )
Collapse!
Incompetence
Just Collecting A Check
Catastrophe
O-Cult
Thugogracy
Blown It
Amateur Hour
Corrupt
Cost?
Coward
Fiasco
Flop
I.O.U.
Idiot
Imposter
Just Words
Irresponsible
Mortgaged
Nationalize
Obey
Ouch!
Screw You!
Seriously?
Soak the Rich
Socialist
Toxic
Trillions

Remember the Type is white the field behind it is bright blue and the O’s are his logo. I appreciate your help on this. Just two please.

Bmore on September 22, 2012 at 9:10 PM

No, he should ask: why did you claim it was spontaneous even after you knew it was a planned attack by al Qaeda?

Basilsbest on September 22, 2012 at 9:09 PM

That’s good too!

gophergirl on September 22, 2012 at 9:10 PM

directly to the President is desparate and pathetic.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Oh I did though get a kick out of your qualifier.

CW on September 22, 2012 at 9:10 PM

P.S., I have to step away for a few. I will check back shortly. ; )

Bmore on September 22, 2012 at 9:11 PM

I normally don’t but couldn’t help myself this time.

gophergirl on September 22, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Resist, people. Just scroll past it.

Lanceman on September 22, 2012 at 9:11 PM

The ongoing effort to pin the deaths in Bengazi directly to the President is desparate and pathetic.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Perhaps it is Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny who is responsible for the safety of our diplomats abroad.

Of course, the US Code says it is the Department of State. So there’s that…

JohnGalt23 on September 22, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Well, Hillary’s State Department protocols did play a supporting role, and she does answer to the lonely french fry eater. (Does Michelle know what Preezy is putting into his mouth?)

onlineanalyst on September 22, 2012 at 9:07 PM

OK, that made me laugh!

JPeterman on September 22, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Could it be that their LIES and COVER UP about a terrorist attack and the TORTURE and MURDER of a United States ambassador were just a bridge too far for American voters?

Rational Thought on September 22, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Doesn’t seem to be.

Nothing…NOTHING is sinking in. It’s extraordinary. A U.S Ambassador was MURDERED…tortured an dragged thru the streets for display..two heroic SEALs fought to save him and died. The President and his sycophants lied about it..blew it off..apologized the perpetrators, and went on asking for money to help get reelected. And people continue on like it’d nothing significant..”whats for dinner?”..”whats on tv?” etc. It’s almost unbelievable to me. How can this be???

Mimzey on September 22, 2012 at 9:12 PM

What a poignant photo…

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on September 22, 2012 at 8:51 PM

It was snipped from an Obama campaign ad. Romney only flies on Trump’s airplane, you do know.

bettycooper on September 22, 2012 at 8:59 PM

I know you’re teasing, but I’ve never seen a picture of Mr. Romney that evokes such–I dunno–loneliness.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on September 22, 2012 at 9:12 PM

I really thought with Ryan on the ticket we were going to see some bold discussions. It can’t just be that Obama is bad there more to the election than Obama.

earlgrey133 on September 22, 2012 at 8:49 PM

You have apparently not heard Romney or Ryan lately have you?

Romney was great in Vegas and Ryan nailed Obama today.

Yes, it can be just that Obama is bad because HE IS THAT BAD!

The voters need a reason to reject the incumbent.

This incumbent, who should be in a hole so deep he can’t see daylight, to the left, including nearly all of the press, really is the messiah. His skin color got him elected, but that was just the price of admission. The real story was his extreme socialist leanings and they truly believed that nirvana was within their grasp.

Jvette on September 22, 2012 at 9:12 PM

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:03 PM

If the liberal/progressives took great delight with blaming G.W. Bush for every death anywhere at any time….well, fair is fair.

Besides, as the real story of the AQ attack on the Benghazi consulate come out (most facts were evident within the first 24 hours) and our legation being warned by the Libyans of an impending attack, and this White House not only not taking appropriate measures, but, worse, obfuscating the entire episode and saying it was merely an unfortunate burst of zeal and enthusiasm on the part of a protest against some dumb video about Mohammed, well, yes, any rational thinking America would place the blame squarely where it belongs.

After all, it was a Democrat who famously said, “the buck stops here.”

On a related topic, to QOTD, there is buzz among top realtors in the DC area which indicates that there may be quite a number of members of the current administration who seem to be looking for other digs after January. Not the sort of thing an Administration that is fully confident they will still be employed after January.

coldwarrior on September 22, 2012 at 9:12 PM

The ongoing effort to pin the deaths in Bengazi directly to the President is desparate and pathetic.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:03 PM

BUUUUSSSHHHH!

faraway on September 22, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Urban was all over the internets bashing people left and right that blamed Bush directly for 911 and the deaths in the wars.

Yeh I saw it./

Talk about pathetic and desperate. Let’s also add FOS and hypocritical.

CW on September 22, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Who is the Commander and Chief?

His name is Barack Hussein Obama, and the buck stops at his desk.

Try again.

JPeterman on September 22, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Yes. As commander in Chief he — like other Presidents — has had people die on his watch. Reagan was president when 200 marines were killed in Beiruit. Bush 1 sent the Marines to Somalia and they were still there under Clinton for Black Hawk Down. Bush — well, there were thousands of casualties.

But, in none of these cases were, nor should have, the President been called directly responsible. Reagan didn’t directly control barracks security any more than Obama deploys the Marines around embassies or Bush directed patrols arounf the Green Zone. You know that as well as I do.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:13 PM

The ongoing effort to pin the deaths in Bengazi directly to the President is desparate and pathetic.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Actually, you’re right.

If only…
- Obama knew in advance
- the attacks happened on 9-11, again
- the attacks were by AQ
- Obama didn’t send any Marines to protect the Ambassador
- some important person was killed
- Obama tried to cover it up after the fact

then… we could blame it on Obama

faraway on September 22, 2012 at 9:13 PM

After all, it was a Democrat who famously said, “the buck stops here.”

coldwarrior on September 22, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Only when an R’s in office eh Urban?

CW on September 22, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Bmore on September 22, 2012 at 9:10 PM

I have seen few if any obama stickers. And the ones I do see are always on cars driven by either blacks or hideously ugly white women.

Complete turnaround from 4 years ago.

Lanceman on September 22, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Yes. As commander in Chief he — like other Presidents — has had people die on his watch.
urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:13 PM

But no other president has done that with such cold indifference.

Liam on September 22, 2012 at 9:14 PM

0 is gonna win this thing in a landslide! How do I know this? Cause the media, the trolls and the folks that write crap on their hands told me so. And I don’t mean Sarah Palin on that last part. Bread Ball? Worm?

Bmore on September 22, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Romney, of course, will win, and I think by 6-8 points nationally. The pollsters, even the decent ones, like Rasmussen, have total hell accurately polling likely Republican voters — they rely on calling landlines and, except for the elderly, most everyone uses mobile phones anymore. I, don’t even answer my home landlines, the calls go straight to VM, and I keep them only in case the cell towers are down or for those times when I decide to throw my cell phone through the TV.

Too, they call at nights during the week and on weekends, when conservative voters are dealing with family and involved in a lot of outside activities.

Also, a likely Republican voter may not admit to being one for fear of being seen as a right wing racist nut, and there’s a serious Bradley affect in play with them.

Despite what anyone says, R turnout in this election may well surpass R turnout in 2010 once all is said and done.

TXUS on September 22, 2012 at 9:14 PM

The ongoing effort to pin the deaths in Bengazi directly to the President is desparate and pathetic.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha !

pambi on September 22, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Jim Messina-obamas campaign manager

said today not to pay atention to the national polls just state polls

link is on drudge

if you explaining your losing

gerrym51 on September 22, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Oh Romney is going in with a severe disadvantage but it’s a huge shot to actually talk to America.

The media can’t silence him – they can try to cut him off but they can’t silence him all together.

gophergirl on September 22, 2012 at 9:02 PM

That may be true, and I pray that it is.
You’re right…it could backfire on the them if the bias is too obvious.
Lets hope so.

Mimzey on September 22, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Urban AT LEAST we know you YOU KNOW he was at least INDIRECTLY responsible.

CW on September 22, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Evening all.
Still recovering from last night’s QOTD.
-_-

OTTO on September 22, 2012 at 9:16 PM

She doesn’t like Romney, but she ain’t gonna vote obama either. She’s having a hard time. Keep in mind she’s 25 and prolly did vote obama the first time.

Lanceman on September 22, 2012 at 9:09 PM

There are a lot of people like that I’m willing to bet. I bet if you pushed her as to why she doesn’t like Romney – she couldn’t tell you.

gophergirl on September 22, 2012 at 9:16 PM

On a related topic, to QOTD, there is buzz among top realtors in the DC area which indicates that there may be quite a number of members of the current administration who seem to be looking for other digs after January. Not the sort of thing an Administration that is fully confident they will still be employed after January.

coldwarrior on September 22, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Um, there are always top members of the administration that leave after the election. The have tough jobs, work hideous hours and can make a lot more money in the private sector.

Besides, as I have said, it’s way to early to call the election over, and nobody who’s actually got skin in the game, is.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:17 PM

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