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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but, in none of these cases were, nor should have, the President been called directly responsible.

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

Then lets go to Vegas!

Electrongod on September 22, 2012 at 9:17 PM

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/09/obama-knew-about-benghazi-terror-attacks-three-hours-after-they-began-went-to-bed-video/
It is unconscionable for anyone to cast a vote to re-elect this empty chair who doesn’t give a sh!t about his duty to the office and to the country..

bayview on September 22, 2012 at 9:18 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.

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

Were they tortured and their dead bodies dragged through the streets?

Own It.

JPeterman on September 22, 2012 at 9:18 PM

but, in none of these cases were, nor should have, the President been called directly responsible.

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

Lets go on Pimp with a Limp..

Electrongod on September 22, 2012 at 9:18 PM

has had people die on his watch.
urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:13 PM

You say that like it is so simplistic . You’re bought.

So you were on the net bashing people who attacked Bush for the same right?
/
Don’t bother answering you puke.

CW on September 22, 2012 at 9:19 PM

but, in none of these cases were, nor should have, the President been called directly responsible.

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

Lets go on Letterman!

Electrongod on September 22, 2012 at 9:19 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

She can’t and I didn’t press her. She said she didn’t like obama. That was good enough for me. I wasn’t about to get into a protracted discussion with someone so young and sweet. Keep in mind she’s black & Puerto Rican. Cute little thing – 4’9″.

Lanceman on September 22, 2012 at 9:19 PM

but, in none of these cases were, nor should have, the President been called directly responsible.

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

Is there time for golf?

Electrongod on September 22, 2012 at 9:19 PM

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.

It’s the same coterie of Republicans that hate conservatives and, especially, libertarians, who always argue that “only” the most moderate candidate can win and, then when their candidate is nominated, they wind up backing Obama.

Maybe, people like Peggy Noonan, David Brooks and David Frum would be worth more than warm spit if they hadn’t so disastrously fallen for the disaster that occupies the White House at present.

They are supposed to be so much smarter than we are and know so much more than we do, but they couldn’t see that EmptyHeadEmptyChair was completely unqualified and unprepared to be President of the United States.

The next time that any of them start preaching, I hope someone asks them what they think of their guy going to sleep after being told that our consulate is under attack and our ambassador is missing.

Pics of the Day: Obama: “I’m Going To Bed. You Can Let Me Know About Our Ambassador In The Morning.”

Forevermore, let the piece of Obama iconography be known as “Obama’s Bloody Benghazi Flag.”

Resist We Much on September 22, 2012 at 9:20 PM

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

kind blows your sides argument that “Obama killed Osama” then, eh sh*t fer brainz?

Tim Zank on September 22, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Put these two men side by side.
With the ALL the details of their lives beside them.

Tell me who is the better MAN and more Presidential.

Every man his faults, failures and Successes.

But there’s no comparison between these two men.

The choice is so easily clear. And the media knows it.

FlaMurph on September 22, 2012 at 9:20 PM

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

It’s that whole “crawl over broken glass” thing.

My mom is having knee surgery before the election and she made my Dad promise to get her to the polling place – whatever it takes.

gophergirl on September 22, 2012 at 9:21 PM

but, in none of these cases were, nor should have, the President been called directly responsible.

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

Maybe some time for Jay-Z

Electrongod on September 22, 2012 at 9:21 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

Just when I think nothing he does can surprise me anymore, he surprises me! What on earth convinced him that this is a good idea? Do we know what day this UN thingy will occur? Might be a good time to sort my sock drawer.

esr1951 on September 22, 2012 at 9:21 PM

nobody who’s actually got skin in the game, is.

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

That’s a total lie.

The entire MSM are calling the election for Obama.

And you can bet your next paycheck they have skin in the game. The MSM are in the tank for their precious Obama because what remains of their credibility is at stake. It’s more about them, those pundits, than it is about Obama.

An Obama loss destroys them; they’re at the brink; at a tipping point; at the edge of a cliff.

Liam on September 22, 2012 at 9:22 PM

I tried to listen to that CBS clip but I turned it off after just a couple seconds with “back on track…”.

JimK on September 22, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Time for some ThePeoplesCube to memorialize an annual celebration of Muslim rage:
http://www.thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/people-s-cube-annual-muslim-riots-edition-caption-contest-t9662.html

onlineanalyst on September 22, 2012 at 9:23 PM

kind blows your sides argument that “Obama killed Osama” then, eh sh*t fer brainz?

Tim Zank on September 22, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Be fair Urban was here all the time telling us that was BS .

Oh wait….
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CW on September 22, 2012 at 9:23 PM

esr1951 on September 22, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Sometime next week I think – the idiot from Iran is already in NY. Bet the people who live in Manhattan are thrilled.

gophergirl on September 22, 2012 at 9:23 PM

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

And what no one seems to be reporting, but I have read on several sites, but am too lazy this evening to look for them, is that new voter registration for republican’s is way up.

JPeterman on September 22, 2012 at 9:23 PM

At least Urban is here trashing Obama for hanging out with so many one percenters having parties that even the upper middle class could only dream of attending. You know how fair Urban is.

CW on September 22, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Is there time for golf?

Electrongod on September 22, 2012 at 9:19 PM

There’s always time for golf and room for jello

Rio Linda Refugee on September 22, 2012 at 9:24 PM

What are the monthly casuality counts in afghanistan for the year, UE? Dianne sawyer and georgie stephanie don’t tell me every single night, anymore.

wolly4321 on September 22, 2012 at 9:25 PM

There’s always time for golf and room for jello

Rio Linda Refugee on September 22, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Your tax dollars at work–for all!

Liam on September 22, 2012 at 9:26 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.

You are quite correct. Young people, single women, African Americans, urban elitists — none of use those new-fangled cell phones.

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.

I thought you’d be home polishing your guns or reading the Bible. At any rate, liberals do get out of the house, as well. Little league, PTA, all that stuff, plus night clubs and foreign movies and the hipster bars.

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.

The ’08 election suggests that the Bradley Effect has dissipated,if it ever really existed.

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

Reports suggest that Romney’s grouind game isn’t what it couls be. We’ll about turnout.

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

CW on September 22, 2012 at 9:15 PM

As has been pointed out, I recognize that the buck stops with Obama and that he or his team made mistakes.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:27 PM

George Bush caused Obama not to tithe… for 10 years.

faraway on September 22, 2012 at 9:27 PM

It’s that whole “crawl over broken glass” thing.

My mom is having knee surgery before the election and she made my Dad promise to get her to the polling place – whatever it takes.

gophergirl on September 22, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Good for your Mom and, you don’t have to tell me, she by-God means it. Best of luck on her surgery and I’m hoping she’ll be able to “slam-dunk” her vote, or at least feel like doing it. ;-)

TXUS on September 22, 2012 at 9:27 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

No we are distressed that Americans were needlessly killed because Obama is too lazy to pay attention to warnings and too naive and incompetent to understand what all of us understand. Bin Laden is dead. al Qaeda is alive.

You obviously don’t care.

Basilsbest on September 22, 2012 at 9:27 PM

It’s a proud day in Alabama.
Thank you Mr Sessions.

seesalrun2 on September 22, 2012 at 9:27 PM

I don’t know what is more sickening from the news today – the fact that the liberals are still insinuating that Romney is hiding something because he paid “too much” in taxes or the fact that CNN reported from Stevens’ journal and didn’t give it to the authorities or the family ASAP.

gophergirl on September 22, 2012 at 9:28 PM

I recognize that the buck stops with Obama and that he or his team made mistakes.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:27 PM

And so begins the cascade.

faraway on September 22, 2012 at 9:28 PM

That 60 minutes “reporter” lied! Mitt didn’t say that he didn’t care about 47% of voters. He clearly said he couldn’t get them to vote for him so he was going to focus on the middle 6-10% that could be persuaded to vote for him. Such bullshit. So sick of the lying media. Just sick of it.

kerrhome on September 22, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Obama and that he or his team made mistakes.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:27 PM

So failure to adequately protect an ambassador when one has intel to the effect that he is in grave and mortal danger is now a “mistake”?
You disgust me.

Rio Linda Refugee on September 22, 2012 at 9:29 PM

CNN says they found Stevens’ journal…

4 days after he died…

on the floor of the consulate…

faraway on September 22, 2012 at 9:29 PM

At least those Tomahawk cruise missles were cheap.

wolly4321 on September 22, 2012 at 9:30 PM

As has been pointed out, I recognize that the buck stops with Obama and that he or his team made mistakes.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:27 PM

And I said you can live with the blood.

CW on September 22, 2012 at 9:30 PM

That 60 minutes “reporter” lied! Mitt didn’t say that he didn’t care about 47% of voters. He clearly said he couldn’t get them to vote for him so he was going to focus on the middle 6-10% that could be persuaded to vote for him. Such bullshit. So sick of the lying media. Just sick of it.

kerrhome on September 22, 2012 at 9:28 PM

When Romney wins, we defeat two opponents, Obama and the MSM.

gophergirl on September 22, 2012 at 9:30 PM

At least Urban is here trashing Obama for hanging out with so many one percenters having parties that even the upper middle class could only dream of attending. You know how fair Urban is.

CW on September 22, 2012 at 9:24 PM

I have no problem with one percenters or politicians of any stripe shaking them down for money. I have too many friends in the game (although, sadly, my son is sitting this one out and graduating from college, instead) not to want to see the campaign industry thrive .

It’s when they ignore the other 99 percent, or trash the 47 percent, that my hackles get up.

Once again: I like one percenters. I have often gotten a paycheck from one percenters. And some of my friends are probably one percenters. I just don;t think that what’s good for the one percent is necessary the best choice for the nation as a whole.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Oh Jesus Christ. You people will just keep being strung along by pure insanity.

This is why I could never hang around an Annin or DrTesla thread.

I’m out.

Lanceman on September 22, 2012 at 9:31 PM

As has been pointed out, I recognize that the buck stops with Obama and that he or his team made mistakes.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Remember the Great Apology Tour of 2009?

Obama built this…

Electrongod on September 22, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Well, Obama will be in this little city on Wednesday.

This coming week, Obama is to meet with Egyptian President and proud Moslem Brotherhood member Mohammed Morsi.

Can’t find time for Netenyahu…but can find time for just about anybody else….Letterman, Jay-Z, and quite a number of others celebrities….and Obama meeting with Morsi is such a special event for all of us, sigh.

Talk about your petulant child…just because Netanyahu is friends with Romney (business connections over the years) Obama won’t meet with him. Jimmy is a friend of Danny, so I don’t like Jimmy anymore. Thought grown-ups stopped that sort of stuff when they left kindergarten.

coldwarrior on September 22, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Oh Jesus Christ. You people will just keep being strung along by pure insanity.

Lanceman on September 22, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Alinsky RULE 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”

faraway on September 22, 2012 at 9:33 PM

I recognize that the buck stops with Obama and that he or his team made mistakes.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Depraved in differenceto human life and
aiding and abetting terrorism against Americans
IS NOT A MISTAKE .

burrata on September 22, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Did anyone else post this “Biden gaffe” story earlier today?

I just learned of it in the last hour.

listens2glenn on September 22, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Good for your Mom and, you don’t have to tell me, she by-God means it. Best of luck on her surgery and I’m hoping she’ll be able to “slam-dunk” her vote, or at least feel like doing it. ;-)

TXUS on September 22, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Thanks. She’s so funny because she gets so mad. My parents were watching the DNC and she kept yelling at the TV – you’re lying, you are lying. My Dad just laughed.

I think she hates Obama more than all of us.

gophergirl on September 22, 2012 at 9:33 PM

As has been pointed out, I recognize that the buck stops with Obama and that he or his team made mistakes.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:27 PM

A ‘mistake’ is doing extended division and not getting the right answer. Children can get away with that.

Obama and Co. should NOT be making mistakes of this magnitude. And people like you, with your allowances and partisan for them, are a major part of the problem.

You know what–I’ll blame you liberals who support Obama for the sodomy against and murder of our ambassador before I’ll blame Obama himself.

Feel better, now?

All you who voted for Obama allowed this to happen.

How about we try that game? I can make a good case for blaming you, personally, as well as all your friends.

Wanna go for it?

Liam on September 22, 2012 at 9:34 PM

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:30 PM

THEY IGNORE the 99 percent at those events. YOU cannot get in. You’re soo bought.

CW on September 22, 2012 at 9:35 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’m probably alone in this assessment, but I thought he looked that same way (lonely) at his acceptance speech. I muted the volume to test and he looked, to me, like he was on the verge of tears.

Romney does not have an expressive face (speaking as someone that does and it often gets me in trouble) nor does he have a genuine LOOKING smile.

It’s sad that the Poser in Chief would receive the Mr. Congeniality vote when he’s one of tthe fakingest fakers that ever faked on this earth.

bettycooper on September 22, 2012 at 9:36 PM

but, in none of these cases were, nor should have, the President been called directly responsible.

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

That’s OK, I get it, responsibility is not his forte.

OTTO on September 22, 2012 at 9:36 PM

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

..better yet, ask this sh!theel if he is old enough to remember Carter’s constant mewling and whining about how he could not seem to work out the hostage crisis. Those of us long in the tooth remember that from 1978 through 1980 our hatred for this weak, pathetic, impotent drooler from Plains became white hot — and resulted in that great toilet flush on November 4th, 1980.

But my money’s on this guy living in his mother’s basement on an eternal quest for a cure for his acne and pleasuring himself to the pages from the lingerie section of a Sears and Roebuck catalog.

The War Planner on September 22, 2012 at 9:36 PM

And I said you can live with the blood.

CW on September 22, 2012 at 9:30 PM

And what does that mean? If you’re saying I’m indifferent, or that I don;t mind a few dead ambassadors if it gets Obama re-elected, we will have to step outside, my friend.

If you’re suggesting that, after 50-odd years of watching the news, four more deaths doesn’t crush me, well, it doesn’t.

One common complaint on this board about liberals is that we stereotype conservatives in various ways. That compaint may have more credibility if you avoiud the temptation to commit that sin yourself.

He clearly said he couldn’t get them to vote for him so he was going to focus on the middle 6-10% that could be persuaded to vote for him. Such bullshit. So sick of the lying media. Just sick of it.

kerrhome on September 22, 2012 at 9:28 PM

What Romeny clearly said was that they are leeches. That they are:

“dependent on government, who believe that, that they are victims, who believe that government has the responsibility to care for them. Who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing.”

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:36 PM

What Romeny clearly said was that they are leeches. That they are:

“dependent on government, who believe that, that they are victims, who believe that government has the responsibility to care for them. Who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing.”

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:36 PM

I take it that you were insulted by his statement…

Electrongod on September 22, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Did anyone else post this “Biden gaffe” story earlier today?

I just learned of it in the last hour.

listens2glenn on September 22, 2012 at 9:33 PM

I think thats a few day ago.
Funny as He ll

Just Joe being Joe.

OTTO on September 22, 2012 at 9:39 PM

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

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

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The ongoing effort to absolve the President of responsibility for the deaths in Bengazi is desperate and pathetic.

listens2glenn on September 22, 2012 at 9:39 PM

I flipped over to MSNBC for a minute. I can’t tell when their prison shows start? They all look like inmates.

faraway on September 22, 2012 at 9:39 PM

And what does that mean? If you’re saying I’m indifferent, or that I don;t mind a few dead ambassadors if it gets Obama re-elected, we will have to step outside, my friend.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:36 PM

YES that is what I am saying and you know it is true. Quit with the tiresome games.

CW on September 22, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Once again: I like one percenters. I have often gotten a paycheck from one percenters. And some of my friends are probably one percenters. I just don;t think that what’s good for the one percent is necessary the best choice for the nation as a whole.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:30 PM

..my, my, you’re a condescending little pr!ck.

The War Planner on September 22, 2012 at 9:41 PM

I flipped over to MSNBC for a minute. I can’t tell when their prison shows start? They all look like inmates.

faraway on September 22, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Worse, liberals are of the view that criminals should all be let loose.

That will change, of course, when Conservatism becomes a codified crime.

Liam on September 22, 2012 at 9:42 PM

I just don;t think that what’s good for the one percent is necessary the best choice for the nation as a whole.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Whaddya think? Maybe train cars? Or gas?

faraway on September 22, 2012 at 9:42 PM

I take it that you were insulted by his statement…

Electrongod on September 22, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Moochers are always proud of their moochosity ,
it is like a badge of honor for them.

burrata on September 22, 2012 at 9:42 PM

when the Kardashian press asks a debate question about Lindsay Lohan, maybe mitt can be rude and say this:

Romney: Yeah, it’s interesting…the former head of Goldman Sachs, John Whitehead, was also the former head of the New York Federal Reserve. And I met with him, and he said as soon as the Fed stops buying all the debt that we’re issuing—which they’ve been doing, the Fed’s buying like three-quarters of the debt that America issues. He said, once that’s over, he said we’re going to have a failed Treasury auction, interest rates are going to have to go up. We’re living in this borrowed fantasy world, where the government keeps on borrowing money. You know, we borrow this extra trillion a year, we wonder who’s loaning us the trillion? The Chinese aren’t loaning us anymore. The Russians aren’t loaning it to us anymore. So who’s giving us the trillion? And the answer is we’re just making it up. The Federal Reserve is just taking it and saying, “Here, we’re giving it.’ It’s just made up money, and this does not augur well for our economic future.

You know, some of these things are complex enough it’s not easy for people to understand, but your point of saying, bankruptcy usually concentrates the mind. Yeah, George.

i don’t know if u.Elitist or prezy Karadashian know what a failed auction is…but mitt needs to say it

r keller on September 22, 2012 at 9:43 PM

What Romeny clearly said was that they are leeches. That they are:

“dependent on government, who believe that, that they are victims, who believe that government has the responsibility to care for them. Who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing.”

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:36 PM

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Dude . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . the (expletive) SHOE FITS !

listens2glenn on September 22, 2012 at 9:43 PM

I’m probably alone in this assessment, but I thought he looked that same way (lonely) at his acceptance speech. I muted the volume to test and he looked, to me, like he was on the verge of tears.

Romney does not have an expressive face (speaking as someone that does and it often gets me in trouble) nor does he have a genuine LOOKING smile.

It’s sad that the Poser in Chief would receive the Mr. Congeniality vote when he’s one of tthe fakingest fakers that ever faked on this earth.

bettycooper on September 22, 2012 at 9:36 PM

“Sincerity – if you can fake that, you’ve got it made.”

~ George Burns

;)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on September 22, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Once again: I like one percenters. I have often gotten a paycheck from one percenters. And some of my friends are probably one percenters. I just don;t think that what’s good for the one percent is necessary the best choice for the nation as a whole.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:30 PM

You are a pathetic gasbag.

JPeterman on September 22, 2012 at 9:44 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

I have three words for you, dearie: Joe + Soptic’s + Wife

Bite me.

Resist We Much on September 22, 2012 at 9:44 PM

listens2glenn on September 22, 2012 at 9:33 PM

I think thats a few day ago.
Funny as He ll

Just Joe being Joe.

OTTO on September 22, 2012 at 9:39 PM

..like jumping in Candy’s fun barrel.

(Sorry for the cheap, shameless blog-whoring.)

The War Planner on September 22, 2012 at 9:45 PM

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:30 PM

If you had the choice to end Islamic violence across the world so we all live in peace, or end American Conservatism, which would you pick?

Liam on September 22, 2012 at 9:45 PM

I like one percenters. I have often gotten a paycheck from one percenters.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:30 PM

I would bet…

That all your life you have gotten a paycheck directly or indirectly from the one percenters…

Electrongod on September 22, 2012 at 9:45 PM

I am too tired to go through it all, I think I will pull an ALyT:

Did I miss anything?

cozmo on September 22, 2012 at 9:46 PM

“dependent on government, who believe that, that they are victims, who believe that government has the responsibility to care for them. Who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing.”

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:36 PM

I suppose that you think that people have a “right” to healthcare, food and housing in the United States, eh?

Sorry, but the Supreme Court caselaw should have long ago disabused you of such notions.

“Rights” You Do Not Have

M2RB: Chris Brown

Resist We Much on September 22, 2012 at 9:46 PM

So the Paki minister puts a 100K hit on the Christian filmmaker’s head and the Puke-in-Chief condemns this same Christian at the UN next week before the Muslim world. Maybe that’s what Puke BO had in mind since 9/11/2012…make it the far right Christians (get it, Republicans) against the Muslim (the Left) and you got yourself a jihad, a Holy War all right. Un frickin’ believable.

gracie on September 22, 2012 at 9:47 PM

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

JPeterman on September 22, 2012 at 8:52 PM

..better yet, ask this sh!theel if he is old enough to remember Carter’s constant mewling and whining about how he could not seem to work out the hostage crisis. Those of us long in the tooth remember that from 1978 through 1980 our hatred for this weak, pathetic, impotent drooler from Plains became white hot — and resulted in that great toilet flush on November 4th, 1980.

The War Planner on September 22, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Just in case he/she/it can’t figure it out:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_hostage_crisis

52 people, 444 days
I thought Jimmah’s incompetence would never be eclipsed.

OTTO on September 22, 2012 at 9:47 PM

That’s a total lie.

The entire MSM are calling the election for Obama.

And you can bet your next paycheck they have skin in the game. The MSM are in the tank for their precious Obama because what remains of their credibility is at stake. It’s more about them, those pundits, than it is about Obama.

An Obama loss destroys them; they’re at the brink; at a tipping point; at the edge of a cliff.

Liam on September 22, 2012 at 9:22 PM

MSM don’t have skin in the game. I’m talking political professionals, appointees, the people who may lose or gain a job based on the election.

It’s a little pathetic of you to blame the media for looking at polls showing Mitt still behind (despite the economy) and accurately reporting that Mitt is behind despite the economy. What are they supposed to write? That Mitt – the Little Mormon that Could — is surging?

better yet, ask this sh!theel if he is old enough to remember Carter’s constant mewling and whining about how he could not seem to work out the hostage crisis. Those of us long in the tooth remember that from 1978 through 1980 our hatred for this weak, pathetic, impotent drooler from Plains became white hot — and resulted in that great toilet flush on November 4th, 1980.

But my money’s on this guy living in his mother’s basement on an eternal quest for a cure for his acne and pleasuring himself to the pages from the lingerie section of a Sears and Roebuck catalog.

The War Planner on September 22, 2012 at 9:36 PM

You know what I remember? Nixon sending an unnecessary 10 thousand U.S. servicemen to their deaths so he could claim “peace with honor” and get re-electd.

Obama and Co. should NOT be making mistakes of this magnitude. And people like you, with your allowances and partisan for them, are a major part of the problem.

You know what–I’ll blame you liberals who support Obama for the sodomy against and murder of our ambassador before I’ll blame Obama himself.

Feel better, now?

All you who voted for Obama allowed this to happen.

How about we try that game? I can make a good case for blaming you, personally, as well as all your friends.

Wanna go for it?

Liam on September 22, 2012 at 9:34 PM

As long as you accepot the blame for the 4,500 U.S. deaths in that pointless Iraq War your ilk rushed into.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:47 PM

You are a pathetic gasbag.

JPeterman on September 22, 2012 at 9:44 PM

And you are just now figuring that out?

Dang, that one line had four errors. Preview is a good thing.

Fingers are even tired.

cozmo on September 22, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Did I miss anything?

cozmo on September 22, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Just Blame Shifting by a troll…

“I don’t care….Obama is Awesome”

Electrongod on September 22, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing.”

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:36 PM

pls urban, at least be honest enuf to say that this has been the D goals since the second bill of rights.

I don’t think that Americans have always thought that way…but since FDR they’ve been cajoled.

certainly you are aware of the effort in the 60s to convince poor people to take things from the government because they are Entitled. Our countrymen resisted being given a free lunch, but the leftists (think cloward and piven) changed the language…long before Lafkoff

lets just be honest

r keller on September 22, 2012 at 9:48 PM

I am too tired to go through it all, I think I will pull an ALyT:

Did I miss anything?

cozmo
on September 22, 2012 at 9:46 PM

.
I can’t tell . . . . . what were you shooting at?

listens2glenn on September 22, 2012 at 9:49 PM

..like jumping in Candy’s fun barrel.

(Sorry for the cheap, shameless blog-whoring.)

The War Planner on September 22, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Might want to check your link.
I’m getting a “page does not exist”

OTTO on September 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM

It is unconscionable for anyone to cast a vote to re-elect this empty chair who doesn’t give a sh!t about his duty to the office and to the country..

bayview on September 22, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Likewise, it will be unconscionable to cast a vote of not guilty at his trial for treason, either.

This rotten SOB must not be allowed to get away with his crimes.

Too many of our finest men and women lie in their graves having given the ultimate sacrifice so that we may live free.

Now we find ourselves lead by a man who is not worthy of pumping out our cesspools.

My God, what has happened to our country that we would even entertain the notion of voting for this monster, this enemy of our Republic?

turfmann on September 22, 2012 at 9:50 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

Two more words for you: Abu + Ghraib

Kiss my arse.

Resist We Much on September 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Hello all!

gerrym51 on September 22, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Obviously, they must have more pull rigging the state polls from here on out. But yes, good news.

I love that 60 minutes clip where Romney has to correct the reporter twice on the b.s. meme that Romney has “slipped in the polls” that the media is selling by stating that he’s statistically tied with the incumbent.

I swear these people are morons — just like their trolls they send over here — thinking if they keep saying something over & over again that is somehow becomes true. Sure, when no one knew who Obama was & he had no record to run on, it worked to fool enough of the people out there to get him elected. But now that we know exactly who he is & he has a record that consists of: $6 Trillion in debt in 4 years; 43 months of >8% unemployment; shrinking median income; high inflation/devaluing of dollar via QE2 & QE3; the Middle East on fire with our ambassador & 3 others dead with the White House blatantly lying about it until they just couldn’t lie anymore, it’s just not going to work. The jig — as they say — is up.

Abraham Lincoln (someone Obama likes to pretend he is from time to time) once said: you can fool all of the people some of the time, and you can fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time. Obama had his time to fool all the people in 2008; now that it’s 2012, he’ll have to be satisfied with only fooling his true devotees.

Dark Star on September 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Just Blame Shifting by a troll…

Electrongod on September 22, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Its urban elitist’s turn in the barrel I see.

Same crap, different idiot troll.

cozmo on September 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM

The left and their trolls: “If Obama can’t win, we will poop on everything.”

faraway on September 22, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Evidence that things are fine, for the most part…..

code word…….DOLE

Limerick on September 22, 2012 at 9:51 PM

gracie on September 22, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Bangladesh not Pakistan…used to be Pakistan, but that was a long time ago…but your point is still valid.

For what it is worth, Bangladesh hasn’t really mattered since George Harrison made a mint with a concert and subsequent album back in 1971.

Question is, will Ban Ki-moon condemn this sort of thing coming from a leader of a UN member state???

Probably not.

coldwarrior on September 22, 2012 at 9:52 PM

UrbanElitist did you really just use the “but you did it too” defense? You are how old?

Yeh like I told you …you can live with the blood

Oh and be careful with anything that can be construed as a threat. That often gets people banned.

CW on September 22, 2012 at 9:52 PM

I can’t tell . . . . . what were you shooting at?

listens2glenn on September 22, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Touche’,

I’m not too tired to get some humor.

cozmo on September 22, 2012 at 9:52 PM

MSM don’t have skin in the game. I’m talking political professionals, appointees, the people who may lose or gain a job based on the election.

That’s also members of the MSM, too, UE.

Liam on September 22, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Bmore on September 22, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Imposter and Incompetent seem to fit!

Mimzey on September 22, 2012 at 9:53 PM

I agree with Mitt. They are leeches. I probably qualify for all kinds of crap, but I don’t ask for it.

Know why? Because I’m not a leech/lib. But I see them everyday. Buying doritos, cupcakes, and soda with an EBT card I’m paying for.

Get a damned job and feed yourself. You want to be lazy? Starve.

No pity for moochers. None.

wolly4321 on September 22, 2012 at 9:53 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

No, you are the pathetic one, you puke, for defending Barack Obama in any way for the death of our Ambassador. And yes, the blood’s all over Obama’s face for the coverup and the lies and the doubling down on the lies and the meeting with the stink Muslim Brotherhood boy Mosni….and Hillary’s up to her cankles in it, too and so is her sexual predator husband. Nice company you’re keeping. Go back to Kos or Huffpo where u will feel right at home.

gracie on September 22, 2012 at 9:55 PM

your ilk rushed into.

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Seem to recall the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq [Resolution of 2002] had large bi-partisan support…even John Kerry was for it before he was against it.

Pretty healthy-sized “ilk” of which you speak.

coldwarrior on September 22, 2012 at 9:55 PM

The last time the United States lost an Ambassador Jimmy Carter was President.

The year was 1979.

The “rebels” that we had liberated stormed our Embassy, took 52 Americans hostage and held them for 444 days.

The economy also sucked.

Resist We Much on September 22, 2012 at 9:55 PM

OT – TOUCHDOWN!!!!!!

Return to troll bashing.

gophergirl on September 22, 2012 at 9:55 PM

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:47 PM

MSM have no skin in the game. Are u kidding? DC is an incestuous place, the anchors/reporters are often married to lobbyests, NGOs, lawyers working in the government

david gregory’s wife for example:

Since June 2000, Gregory has been married to former federal prosecutor and former Fannie Mae executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, Beth Wilkinson.

gregory didn’t have skin in the game???? what kind of efing moron are you???

stephy is a Demm operative

chuck todd worked on Tom Harkin’s campaign

pls…just be honest, urban

r keller on September 22, 2012 at 9:55 PM

I can’t tell . . . . . what were you shooting at?

listens2glenn on September 22, 2012 at 9:49 PM

.
Touche’,

I’m not too tired to get some humor.

cozmo on September 22, 2012 at 9:52 PM

.
I think I might be, though.

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

listens2glenn on September 22, 2012 at 9:55 PM

My response to the trolls, paid or otherwise: NO SHIRT, NO SHOES, NO SERVICE.

TXUS on September 22, 2012 at 9:56 PM

urban elitist on September 22, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Such a lengthy response…

I will keep mine short..

before Obama…
Daily reports with embedded reporters in the ME..
Ticker tape reports of on-the-spot deaths on the tv..

After Bush…

Quite…

But the deaths continue….
The battles continue in the ME…
Cover-ups continue…
Lies…

Again..
Quite…..

Lets see Romney’s tax return….

Electrongod on September 22, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Abraham Lincoln (someone Obama likes to pretend he is from time to time)
Dark Star on September 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM

So Abraham Lincoln was the first real black gay president?

OTTO on September 22, 2012 at 9:56 PM

OT – TOUCHDOWN!!!!!!

Return to troll bashing.

gophergirl on September 22, 2012 at 9:55 PM

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Dang blast it . . . my wife’s watching a DVD, so I can’t watch the game . . . : (

listens2glenn on September 22, 2012 at 9:57 PM

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