Open thread: Sunday morning talking heads

posted at 8:01 am on September 23, 2012 by Allahpundit

Tough call for the Sunday shows. Do they focus on the week’s true headline story, the White House’s embarrassing reaction to protests in the Middle East and the mounting evidence of U.S. negligence in protecting the consulate in Benghazi? Or do they focus on Romney’s big gaaaaaaaffe? Hint: The panels this week include Peggy Noonan, David Brooks, Joe Scarborough, and Nicolle Wallace, all of them dependable Republican critics of the GOP. Why David Frum and Steve Schmidt weren’t invited too, I have no idea. Maybe the networks are saving the “big guns” for the stretch run before the election.

Bill Clinton, a.k.a. Obama’s other running mate, will be on too to try to convince America that another four years of Obamanomics is just what the doctor ordered for global prosperity and fiscal restraint. The line-up via WaPo:

NBC’s Meet the Press: Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA); Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH); Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Bay Buchanan, senior Romney adviser; Joe Scarborough, MSNBC; David Brooks, New York Times; Dee Dee Myers, Democratic strategist

CBS’ Face the Nation: Former President Bill Clinton; David Corn, Mother Jones; Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal; Rick Stengel, Time magazine; David Gergen, Harvard; John Dickerson, CBS and Slate

ABC’s This Week: David Axelrod, Obama campaign senior adviser; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee Chairman; Nicolle Wallace, Republican strategist; Melody Barnes, former Obama policy adviser; Ann Coulter, conservative commentator; Jorge Ramos, Univision anchor; Robert Reich, former Clinton Labor Secretary

Fox News Sunday: Robert Gibbs, Obama campaign adviser; Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL); Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC); Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI); Whit Ayres, pollster; Anna Greenberg, pollster; Susan Page, USA Today; Ron Brownstein, National Journal


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Mitt: Send tougher surrogates to Sunday chat shows. Reince Priebus is the toughest one out there. Scott Walker is OK, Kelly Ayotte is awful. Send John Sununu, Allen West and any other surrogate willing to call Obama a liar and incompetent boob. The Libya attack was an act of war, not a police investigation. Get someone tough enough to attack Barry. How about you do it instead? Even better.

Philly on September 23, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Philly: How about you give Mitt some credit for going after Obama on everthing from foreign policy to debt to job creation..How about you giving him some credit for jumping on Obama gaffes with a lot more energy than the media does..and how about not pissing and moaning about our own nominee? I am getting sick and tired of listening to all these Monday morning quarterbacks attacking our own side.

Terrye on September 23, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Wow, Conservatives are so well represented on these Sunday talk shows////////

mjbrooks3 on September 23, 2012 at 10:47 AM

I thought it was clear that he was already working for them.

faraway on September 23, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Yeah, we know that, I think he needs to go officially register and get his membership card. He’s just one of the many reasons that I have not watched NBC News in a few decades.

Philly on September 23, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Folks, we need to be heard, we need some kind of organizational push. Massive coordinated emails to the point of shutting down their servers.

Cindy Munford on September 23, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Agree 100%. Newt Gingrich is good too.

Naturally Curly on September 23, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Newt is great. He, John S., Reince and Allen West are very effective and will get down to the brass tacks.

Philly on September 23, 2012 at 10:49 AM

David Gregory’s theme: Bad week for Romney. Can he recover?

WTF? Obama had a good week? No need to discuss Obama’s week?

novaculus on September 23, 2012 at 10:24 AM

You are right…and it was a really bad week for Chris Stevens too…as if any of these lap dogs gave a damn.

Terrye on September 23, 2012 at 10:49 AM

We are quickly approaching the event horizon where a Repub criticizing Romney is a full throated support of the Obama Presidency…

mjbrooks3 on September 23, 2012 at 10:50 AM

These people do not speak for me.

Cindy Munford on September 23, 2012 at 10:02 AM

+100

Right Mover on September 23, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Folks, we need to be heard, we need some kind of organizational push. Massive coordinated emails to the point of shutting down their servers.

Cindy Munford on September 23, 2012 at 10:47 AM

That would be nice.

Terrye on September 23, 2012 at 10:51 AM

What’s missing from this discussion is the lunacy of the Americans who voted for Obama, and the lack of courage from those who refuse to hold the media, the Obama admin, and the Republican Party accountable for the corruption, deficit, and duplicity.

America is an astounding mess that will take years to even get back a semblance of what it once was.

And, Romney the pansy, is certainly a non-starter for this endeavor!

Sparky5253 on September 23, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Philly: How about you give Mitt some credit for going after Obama on everthing from foreign policy to debt to job creation..How about you giving him some credit for jumping on Obama gaffes with a lot more energy than the media does..and how about not pissing and moaning about our own nominee? I am getting sick and tired of listening to all these Monday morning quarterbacks attacking our own side.

Terrye on September 23, 2012 at 10:47 AM

My only beef with Mitt is that he is not loud or forceful enough with his arguments (and I agree with most). It’s time for him to put it in gear and go wall to wall with his message. Obama is a weak, incompetent president and given what has happened in the last week, Mitt should be mirroring the outrage and call for justice this country is demanding. He’s too mild. I see no TV ads. I see few ads on the web. It’s go time, Gov. Romney.

Philly on September 23, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Robert Riechssssssssssssssha,, is an idiot.

wolly4321 on September 23, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Terrye on September 23, 2012 at 10:47 AM

So you’re… pleased with the balance of Repubs on the shows, or with the choices made in terms of who it is that’s out there representing Mitt’s team on those shows today? Any suggestions to the contrary are bad?

Midas on September 23, 2012 at 10:55 AM

We are quickly approaching the event horizon where a Repub criticizing Romney is a full throated support of the Obama Presidency…

mjbrooks3 on September 23, 2012 at 10:50 AM

We have already reached that point…

idesign on September 23, 2012 at 10:56 AM

O/T Drudge has a headline that Obama is going to release 1/3 of the Gitmo detainees. Isn’t that wonderful? Just makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. What a guy………..

MONACO1121 on September 23, 2012 at 10:56 AM

You will never look at Gregory the same again.

Cindy Munford on September 23, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Mitt also needs to be clear about how he will solve problems. Not many people with whom I discuss politics know what his stance is on a lot of issues. They don’t have time to read his campaign site or go to a speech. The ABO crowd has his vote already.

Philly on September 23, 2012 at 10:57 AM

O/T Drudge has a headline that Obama is going to release 1/3 of the Gitmo detainees. Isn’t that wonderful? Just makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. What a guy………..

MONACO1121 on September 23, 2012 at 10:56 AM

I saw that. More killers on the loose to murder Americans.

Philly on September 23, 2012 at 10:59 AM

This morning CNN revealed that it scavenged Ambassador Chris Stevens’ diary from the U.S. consulate in Benghazi where he was murdered in a terrorist attack on Sept. 11.

Rather than immediately turning the journal over to authorities investigating the attack, CNN scoured it for “newsworthy tips” like TMZ breathlessly interpreting the hearts and doodles in Miley Cyrus’ diary.

From Twitchy.com

Wow. Disgusting.

CW on September 23, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Ed, that rash of “Romney’s not dead yet” stories you kicked off last week was a great corrective to the national media narrative. Time for the next step: “This Election Is a Referendum on the Media.” Get those stories rolling: the blatant media bias, the undisguised attempts to depress the swing vote that will elect Romney, the failure to report anything harmful to Obama’s chances, the ridiculous magnification of Romney’s “gaffes.” The whole phony manufactured “narrative.”

They must understand that if Romney wins, it’s not simply a repudiation of Obama but of them. You’ll never get a Rush Limbaugh radio montage out of them, but it would be nice to hear a couple of election night commentators: “You know, Brett, this was also a massive repudiation of the national media. The people simply don’t trust them anymore and want new media.”

de rigueur on September 23, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Terrye on September 23, 2012 at 10:47 AM

So you’re… pleased with the balance of Repubs on the shows, or with the choices made in terms of who it is that’s out there representing Mitt’s team on those shows today? Any suggestions to the contrary are bad?

Midas on September 23, 2012 at 10:55 AM

No…that is not what I said…my point is that going after Mitt Romney is not going to help…btw, If Newt Gingrich wants to go on any of these shows and go after Obama he can do that. He does not need the permission of Mitt Romney or anyone else.

And I do not consider people like Brooks or Noonan to even be conservatives and I am sure Romney did not pick them to speak for conservatives.

In fact, I just called the Weekly Standard and left a nasty message for Bill Kristol. It won’t probably make any difference, but it made me feel better.

I do think Sununu does a good job.

Terrye on September 23, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Philly on September 23, 2012 at 10:57 AM

That’s a bit tricky, if you start giving true specifics than anyone and everyone who thinks their cash cow might be impacted becomes another PAC advertising against him.

Cindy Munford on September 23, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Flora Duh on September 23, 2012 at 8:36 AM

No kidding. I was alarmed by mrs. Socalcon Friday evening screaming from the living room, ‘Gawd, what happened to Hillary?’

She’d seen her on the ABC Nightly news story about the apology commercial running in Pakistan.

It took two adult refreshments to calm her…she’s a lib, bless her heart.

socalcon on September 23, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Mitt also needs to be clear about how he will solve problems. Not many people with whom I discuss politics know what his stance is on a lot of issues. They don’t have time to read his campaign site or go to a speech. The ABO crowd has his vote already.

Philly on September 23, 2012 at 10:57 AM

I have actually heard Romney talk about these issues in some detail…for instance the other day he was saying that he would cut the federal workforce by 10%…through attrition..I know that because I listened to what he said..it is not just a question of people having the time, they need to care enough to bother educating themselves. People need to be more proactive.

Terrye on September 23, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Cindy Munford on September 23, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Good point. This country is in such a mess and I think people want to know facts this time. Those disenchanted 2008 Obama voters don’t want to get fooled again, so they want real answers this time. I know a many in that category. They’re not falling for another speech from the Pied Piper.

Philly on September 23, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Terrye on September 23, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Exactly. And I try to guide them to resources. What’s sad is trying to talk to Medicare recipients who just don’t want to believe that 100 percent of the Medicare budget was stolen to fund Obamacare. It’s sad. They refuse to understand what just happened to us. They think Medicare will just be funded by something else.

Philly on September 23, 2012 at 11:10 AM

You are right…and it was a really bad week for Chris Stevens too…as if any of these lap dogs gave a damn.

Terrye on September 23, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Heh, the only thing I can figure is the Lbtards call it a ‘draw’ for Stevens… The rape offsetting the murder, or something.

socalcon on September 23, 2012 at 11:11 AM

My only beef with Mitt is that he is not loud or forceful enough with his arguments (and I agree with most). It’s time for him to put it in gear and go wall to wall with his message. Obama is a weak, incompetent president and given what has happened in the last week, Mitt should be mirroring the outrage and call for justice this country is demanding. He’s too mild. I see no TV ads. I see few ads on the web. It’s go time, Gov. Romney.

Philly on September 23, 2012 at 10:53 AM

There is a problem with this advice however. Romney is not a loud person and if someone like that tries to force that sort of thing it never comes off right. It looks desperate. Romney is a businessman…a rational,intelligent, calm, hard working,competent person who knows what he is talking about. He is not some table pounding pol. He is more like Calvin Coolidge than any other modern day president I can think of..and btw, Coolidge was considered a good president.

I know what you mean…Romney needs to be heard over the screaming ninnies in the media..but if he screams back,they will only scream louder. I think he needs to be honest with people and hope that the honesty appeals to people who are tired of being lied to and jerked around.

Terrye on September 23, 2012 at 11:11 AM

I wonder if they will ask slick willies opinion of his cigar moistening device and the book she is coming out with? Look for bill to get a black eye again soon!

jistincase on September 23, 2012 at 11:12 AM

You are right…and it was a really bad week for Chris Stevens too…as if any of these lap dogs gave a damn.

Terrye on September 23, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Heh, the only thing I can figure is the Lbtards call it a ‘draw’ for Stevens… The rape offsetting the murder, or something.

socalcon on September 23, 2012 at 11:11 AM

It is disgraceful. It really is.It is as if they do not even care about this man.

Terrye on September 23, 2012 at 11:12 AM

If they are going to put Reich on the panel with Coulter, they should give him a booster seat.

PS. Melody Barnes is a new one to me. Jumps right into the running for biggest idiot spewing on TV.

novaculus on September 23, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Philly on September 23, 2012 at 11:07 AM

This is what happens when the government gives out money that doesn’t belong to them for things they have no business being involved with. I guess D.C. thinks that the Constitution is some kind of joke.

Cindy Munford on September 23, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Good point. This country is in such a mess and I think people want to know facts this time. Those disenchanted 2008 Obama voters don’t want to get fooled again, so they want real answers this time. I know a many in that category. They’re not falling for another speech from the Pied Piper.

Philly on September 23, 2012 at 11:07 AM

If this is true, then they should put out some effort and educate themselves..claiming that Mitt Romney is not telling them enough when they could go to his website or watch videos of his rallies is just lazy.

Terrye on September 23, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Exactly. And I try to guide them to resources. What’s sad is trying to talk to Medicare recipients who just don’t want to believe that 100 percent of the Medicare budget was stolen to fund Obamacare. It’s sad. They refuse to understand what just happened to us. They think Medicare will just be funded by something else.

Philly on September 23, 2012 at 11:10 AM

I know. This is true..I think people are afraid and their fear makes them want to avoid hearing the facts.

Terrye on September 23, 2012 at 11:16 AM

David Brooks sees a crease in Obama’s pants and decides Obama will be a very good president. He sees a gun on Tom Clancy’s boat and decides Romney doesn’t have the “passion” to be president. With this depth of sharp analysis, it’s no wonder Brooks is so indispensable on the New York Times and Beltway talk show circuits.

fitzfong on September 23, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Just caught a short piece of Gibbs bit$%ing about the nominee not being truthful or forthcoming about his taxes.

Wallace said nothing and moved on to another subject.

Am I missing something here? Did I dream that Mitt Romney dumped 10+ years of tax returns Friday?

The fact that Wallace sat there and stuck to his list of questions with no follow up makes me want to shoot the television.

Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot?

What exactly has POTUS released?

Tenwheeler on September 23, 2012 at 11:24 AM

David Brooks has a perfect crease in his brain. When I saw it, I knew two things. First, he is an idiot. Second, he will be very good at it.

DrStock on September 23, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Romney is not telling them enough when they could go to his website or watch videos of his rallies is just lazy.

Terrye on September 23, 2012 at 11:14 AM

We live in a lazy nation. Not a pleasant thought but a true one nonetheless. You can either whine about it, or make the case to those too lazy to educate themselves. But choosing the first option implicitly rejects the conservative principle of personal responsibility. We must deal with human nature as-is, not as we wish it to be.

abobo on September 23, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Romney needs to more forcefully call out Obama for the incompetent stooge that he really is, AND HE NEEDS TO START DOING IT NOW!

Mitt’s a nice guy. We get it. He’s charitable. We also get that. A guy whom anyone would LOVE to have as a neighbor. No doubt.

But being timid like McCain isn’t going to sway anyone to vote for him. Let’s face it, the “Independents” whom say they still haven’t made up their mind whom to vote for, are obviously not terribly bright if they would still even remotely consider 4 more years like we’ve just had. And if they’re that slow, YOU HAD BETTER HIT THEM OVER THE HEAD WITH A “CONTRAST” 2X4 if you plan to sway them!

Ghostflames852 on September 23, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Terrye on September 23, 2012 at 11:14 AM

The Husband was watching videos from a man on the street interviews of people who plan to vote for Obama (guest of the Howard Stern show), it was both sad and scary because the interviews purposefully mischaracterized Obama’s stances on the issues, his running mate and his opponents. No one noticed. And all but one said that it was important that Osama Bin Laden be killed, the other person wanted him caught and tortured. Not one of them knew he was already dead. Do you think that these folks are going to go look for information? He’s black and that’s all they care about and the neutralize our votes. My biggest hope is that they are very few in number and a reflection of the show involved or I might become permanently seriously depressed.

Cindy Munford on September 23, 2012 at 11:26 AM

You will never look at Gregory the same again.

Cindy Munford on September 23, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Nah. That’s pretty much how I’ve always seen him. Clown.

fitzfong on September 23, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Tenwheeler on September 23, 2012 at 11:24 AM

The problem is that the estimates aren’t actual tax returns and Wallace knows that. If he indulges Gibbs on his BS then Gibbs will demand “the real thing”. In other words, Romney just fed the gator with that release as many said he would. I’m not surprised the gator’s still hungry, are you?

abobo on September 23, 2012 at 11:28 AM

…just peeked in on Meet the Depressed…nothing happened in the Middle East this week! WTF? The whole panel is a joke…don’t care for Buchannan much…but she was gang rapped!

KOOLAID2 on September 23, 2012 at 11:28 AM

fitzfong on September 23, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Such a good dancer!!!

Cindy Munford on September 23, 2012 at 11:34 AM

I’m not surprised the gator’s still hungry, are you?

abobo on September 23, 2012 at 11:28 AM

He could have released everything and it still wouldn’t be enough. I think Gov. Romney did what he could in a timely manner and relatively private manner. There is no perfect answer. I think we need to start requiring the press to making their tax returns public.

Cindy Munford on September 23, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Terrye on September 23, 2012 at 11:11 AM

He doesn’t need to scream. He just needs to be seen and heard. And I don’t see him in many places other than Fox News. If he appears on other news outlets, his message does not get through. He has to get his message around the Obama lapdog media and their smokescreen. And he’s not doing it.

Philly on September 23, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Thats one terrible picture of Clinton.

rob verdi on September 23, 2012 at 8:27 AM

He looks more and more like Robert Byrd every day. And white sheets aren’t much of a chick magnet.

Wethal on September 23, 2012 at 9:59 AM

I had to look at his photo carefully, because on first very quick glance, I thought I was looking at Jimmah Carter.

My TV remains in the OFF position. There’s no need for me to watch the Sunday shows. I already know the kinds of BS they will say.

PatriotGal2257 on September 23, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Philly on September 23, 2012 at 11:37 AM

I don’t think I would lay that all at Gov. Romney’s door. The media has a vested interest in you never seeing well attended rallies for Romney/Ryan.

Cindy Munford on September 23, 2012 at 11:40 AM

These nerds (with a T) can pontificate, twist, distort history and try to show how “in” they are but they all only amount to a large pile of Barbara Stri-as she may. If they succeed in winning this election for the guppy-Sotero, they will have been useful pawns to destroy the nation that gave them the freedoms and blessings that no other place on earth possessed. And after Barry and other extremist get done with America and Israel, no place on earth will ever have what we had again…unless God’s hand intercedes.

wepeople on September 23, 2012 at 11:41 AM

He doesn’t need to scream. He just needs to be seen and heard. And I don’t see him in many places other than Fox News. If he appears on other news outlets, his message does not get through. He has to get his message around the Obama lapdog media and their smokescreen. And he’s not doing it.

Philly on September 23, 2012 at 11:37 AM

I have seen him and his wife on CNN. I have seen him on Fox. I have seen him on 60 Minutes. I have seen him on Meet the Press..I have seen Ryan on This Week and Face the Nation. I have not seen him on Letterman…

The thing is that these media outlets get to decide who is on and what is seen and how much of anyone’s remarks are actually heard.

And,btw, anyone who takes the time to watch these kind of TV shows can also educate themselves about the issues. It is not all about Romney, the people have a responsibility too..and no Republican is ever going to be able to compete with liberals and Democrats on those networks..it just is not going to happen.

Terrye on September 23, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Philly on September 23, 2012 at 11:37 AM

I don’t think I would lay that all at Gov. Romney’s door. The media has a vested interest in you never seeing well attended rallies for Romney/Ryan.

Cindy Munford on September 23, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Yup. He’s got to toot his own horn.

Philly on September 23, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Terrye on September 23, 2012 at 11:44 AM

The media smokescreen is thick, for sure.

Philly on September 23, 2012 at 11:46 AM

I don’t think I would lay that all at Gov. Romney’s door. The media has a vested interest in you never seeing well attended rallies for Romney/Ryan.

Cindy Munford on September 23, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Absolutely. On Facebook I have seen wide shots taken at these rallies that show thousands of people in attendance. The media will either crop the shot so that you can not see the whole audience or they will just not talk about it at all.

Terrye on September 23, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Who are these people? Since they have so much power to shape events, I think we need to find out more about them. I don’t trust them. The only outlet I trust anymore is Drudge.

Paddington on September 23, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Terrye on September 23, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Yep, if you look at the photos Cindy Sheehan had bigger crowds outside of Crawford when W was in office. I hate the press.

Cindy Munford on September 23, 2012 at 11:51 AM

The press is so full of self-importance, but remember the reacton Newt got during the debates when he called them out? They are small and petty, and I think, not so smart. They masquerade as smart, like Obama, but not so.

Paddington on September 23, 2012 at 11:54 AM

David Brooks has a perfect crease in his brain. When I saw it, I knew two things. First, he is an idiot. Second, he will be very good at it.

DrStock on September 23, 2012 at 11:25 AM

When I saw Brooks agreeing with Mark Shields most of the time I knew he was a phoney. WHen I saw him praising Obama’s pants crease I figured he was having an affair with Chris Matthews…okay maybe not an affair, but at least doing lunch together.

Deanna on September 23, 2012 at 12:03 PM

I didn’t/don’t usually watch these shows. Did anyone question David Corn about the supposed mechanical malfunction on the Romney tape?
Not that is matters, Corn and Mother Jones have always been a cross between the old LA Free Press, Larry Flynt, and the Enquirer. I apologize for insulting The Enquirer.

Deanna on September 23, 2012 at 12:07 PM

The press is so full of self-importance, but remember the reacton Newt got during the debates when he called them out? They are small and petty, and I think, not so smart. They masquerade as smart, like Obama, but not so.

Paddington on September 23, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Agreed. They are small and petty and filled with hubris over what they do, not as real, honest-to-goodness reporters, but as being able to control the narrative. For now.

But the cracks are showing. The outing of the “JournOList” was one instance and every time Newt has called them out on their lies are others. I think as more and more people see the MSM for what they are, these cracks will happen more frequently until their entire false edifice will come tumbling down.

PatriotGal2257 on September 23, 2012 at 12:13 PM

I just finished watching Lyndsey Graham and Dick Durbin on CNN and Graham said just what needed to be said. Crowley, as she’s prone to do, kept throwing the Democrats talking points at him and he just wouldn’t give. When she asked if voters don’t think Romney can relate to them, he just went back and said, when voters are filling up with $4 gas, don’t have a job, etc. they aren’t worried about whether Mitt Romney can relate to them, they’re worried about if he can fix the problem. (Of course I’m paraphrasing) That’s the right answer to all of this crap and when th e Republicans figure it out the polling numbers are going to change rapidly. This will either happen in the debates or before then, if the Republicans get their messaging straight.

bflat879 on September 23, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Outlier?

The presidential race is tight in Pennsylvania.

https://twitter.com/TribLIVE/status/249899125842272256

reddevil on September 23, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Here’s an excellent article from American Thinker which pretty much summarizes what all of us here suspect about Obama and his “handling” of his job.

PatriotGal2257 on September 23, 2012 at 12:24 PM

The Husband was watching videos from a man on the street interviews of people who plan to vote for Obama (guest of the Howard Stern show), it was both sad and scary because the interviews purposefully mischaracterized Obama’s stances on the issues, his running mate and his opponents. No one noticed. And all but one said that it was important that Osama Bin Laden be killed, the other person wanted him caught and tortured. Not one of them knew he was already dead. Do you think that these folks are going to go look for information? He’s black and that’s all they care about and the neutralize our votes. My biggest hope is that they are very few in number and a reflection of the show involved or I might become permanently seriously depressed.

Cindy Munford on September 23, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Stern did that last cycle..send his people down to Harlem to check in on the average voter in the neighborhood.

A lot of folks will vote straight ticket out of habit even if it’s against their interests because they don’t pay attention.

This is where the debates might matter. They did for Reagan and he surged ahead after them.

I think Romney will do well in the debates.

workingclass artist on September 23, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Obama and Bill Clinton, two of the most personable deceivers of all time. Throw in “I took sniper fire” and I wanted be a marine” and I’ve always been a Yankee fan, Hillary, and you get three of the most diabolically trained people in America.

Don L on September 23, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Drudge headline is startling…

“State of the Union: More Americans now commit suicide than die in Car Crashes”

Drudge had a billion hits in the last month

workingclass artist on September 23, 2012 at 12:35 PM

workingclass artist on September 23, 2012 at 12:27 PM

I hope they help but I picture myself sitting there going nuts as I hear Gov. Romney say one thing and have the press interpret it in some convoluted fashion. The fact that the media is talking about a secret tape instead of the Mid East blowing up and a dead U.S. ambassador is beyond crazy. Especially considering the 180 the administration had to take on its stance of what happened. I feel like I live in an altered reality.

Cindy Munford on September 23, 2012 at 12:37 PM

The presidential race is tight in Pennsylvania.

https://twitter.com/TribLIVE/status/249899125842272256

reddevil on September 23, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Ha! I knew it!

Paddington on September 23, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Absolutely agree with you Cindy Munford about feeling like we “live in an altered reality.”

The ME continuing to flame, the fiscal cliff, the economy/debt, regulations, taxes, inflation, et.al., and the media is focused on a doctored tape and Romney’s taxes….esh

CoffeeLover on September 23, 2012 at 12:42 PM

The only bright spot today was Candy Crowley with Mike Rogers. She gets it.

MaggiePoo on September 23, 2012 at 12:55 PM

The Husband was watching videos from a man on the street interviews of people who plan to vote for Obama (guest of the Howard Stern show), it was both sad and scary because the interviews purposefully mischaracterized Obama’s stances on the issues, his running mate and his opponents. No one noticed. And all but one said that it was important that Osama Bin Laden be killed, the other person wanted him caught and tortured. Not one of them knew he was already dead. Do you think that these folks are going to go look for information? He’s black and that’s all they care about and the neutralize our votes. My biggest hope is that they are very few in number and a reflection of the show involved or I might become permanently seriously depressed.
Cindy Munford on September 23, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Cindy, most of these people won’t vote. Try not to think of the numbers of educated and successful people who will vote for Obama or you will really get depressed.

Basilsbest on September 23, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Basilsbest on September 23, 2012 at 12:55 PM

True enough.

Cindy Munford on September 23, 2012 at 12:57 PM

workingclass artist on September 23, 2012 at 12:27 PM

I hope they help but I picture myself sitting there going nuts as I hear Gov. Romney say one thing and have the press interpret it in some convoluted fashion. The fact that the media is talking about a secret tape instead of the Mid East blowing up and a dead U.S. ambassador is beyond crazy. Especially considering the 180 the administration had to take on its stance of what happened. I feel like I live in an altered reality.

Cindy Munford on September 23, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Yeah….But a lot of folks are keeping their mouths shut until they get to the voting booth.

A lot of voters are more like my sister who is woefully ill-informed in her suburban bubble, but she’s married to a conservative & I think his buckeye common sense will have an influence.

Every time I talk to her I just repeat the debt,the economy, and the disastrous foreign policy & conclude with this…Obama doesn’t know what he’s doing period.

Most folks have difficulty admitting to themselves that they have been duped because they want to think they are smarter than that…Denial is a strong narcotic.

All we can do is try.

The good news I’ve read and heard is that GOP is outpacing DNC in registrations in critical areas…So I try to be optimistic.

This might be easier for me to do living in Texas…I don’t know how conservatives remain sane in the bankrupt liberal states. Those embattled conservatives have my admiration.

workingclass artist on September 23, 2012 at 12:59 PM

What? They missed Bill Kristol? He can trash Romney just like a Democrat.

pat on September 23, 2012 at 1:01 PM

The presidential race is tight in Pennsylvania.

https://twitter.com/TribLIVE/status/249899125842272256

reddevil on September 23, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Ha! I knew it!

Paddington on September 23, 2012 at 12:39 PM

pass this link along to counter the media…Unskewing the polls for democratic over sampling puts the ave. at this.

http://www.unskewedpolls.com/

Romney 51.8 Obama 44.0

It’s also a great way to show independents how the media is slanting the data and the coverage to favor Obama.

workingclass artist on September 23, 2012 at 1:06 PM

For those creating a wish list of new R talking heads ……

My first submittal would be Dennis Miller. When he ‘goes off’ ther is no one better and smarter. And yes, most of what he said would be over there head. (Obviously I have discounted Levin ever being allowed to do battle.)

Second would Michelle Malkin. She’s more than any lib could handle. (Just like Levin, it would nEver happen.)

ABC loves Coulter because she continues the ‘crazy R talker that won’t shut up her obnoxious voice’ meme that they push. Even when she is correct, her presentation disavows the message. Exactly what they want. Not to mention promoting her book further negates her message.

Carnac on September 23, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Maybe we need a good old fashion television burning.

ignatzk on September 23, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Only 10 are not selling your country to Morsi.

Schadenfreude on September 23, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Outlier?

The presidential race is tight in Pennsylvania.

https://twitter.com/TribLIVE/status/249899125842272256

reddevil on September 23, 2012 at 12:22 PM

I didn’t see nay internals in that report however it looks like an Inlier (only D+5) as compared with the usual MSM outright OutLIAR.

Basilsbest on September 23, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Carnac on September 23, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Greg Gutfeld

workingclass artist on September 23, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Sunday Yapper Show Quotes:

“Look. As the chair of the Black Caucus, I’ve got to tell you, we are always hesitant to criticize the president. With fourteen percent black unemployment, if we had a white president we’d be marching around the White House.”

~ Rep.Emanuel Cleaver (D-MD)
This Week

“Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticism made on the habits of the poor made by the well housed, the well warmed, and the well fed.”

~ Herman Melville
Face the Nation

He calls sports ‘sport‘.

~Joe Scarborough
This Week

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on September 23, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Gee with those viewing options I think I’ll sit and watch my C drive defrag.

Limerick on September 23, 2012 at 8:20 AM

Heh. Classic Limerick.

Jaibones on September 23, 2012 at 1:33 PM

I think Gutfeld is picking up the Breitbart banner.

Cindy Munford on September 23, 2012 at 10:45 AM

That would be extraordinarily good news. He has the gift of animated and entertaining speech.

Jaibones on September 23, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Watching Beltway Bob spin the lies about the embassy murders. He changes the subject quickly.

Philly on September 23, 2012 at 2:04 PM

I can’t stand the lies anymore. I’ve had enough. Remain fully engaged in the Middle East? Since when? Four dead embassy staff disprove that statement, Beltway Bob.

Philly on September 23, 2012 at 2:08 PM

He calls sports ‘sport‘.

~Joe Scarborough
This Week

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on September 23, 2012 at 1:20 PM

That’s it. I can’t get past it. Thanks, Joe, for cementing my vote.

DrStock on September 23, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Is that Bill Clinton in the pic out front or The Dummy that drove Cliff Robertson crazy in that Twilight Zone episode?

curved space on September 23, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Have y’all looked at Mediate? Apparently Ms. Noonan said Republicans privately thanked her for taking Gov. Romney to task. Name names. I bet it is people I hold in equal esteem to her.

Cindy Munford on September 23, 2012 at 4:19 PM

That’s it. I can’t get past it. Thanks, Joe, for cementing my vote.

DrStock on September 23, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Hahahahahaha!!!

:P

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on September 23, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Am I missing something as to why funding for Egypt was continued? I’m not getting the reasoning behind this.

Mitsouko on September 23, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Mitsouko on September 23, 2012 at 5:14 PM

I’m sure the thinking is if we don’t Al Qaeda will. Maybe trying to keep their military, which was suppose to be the stabilizer, intact. Whatever it is, it probably won’t work.

Cindy Munford on September 23, 2012 at 5:52 PM

The old scumbag Clinton still loves the sound of his own voice…Even as Obama continues to spend us into a Greece-like fiscal crisis he does his part to re-elect the man he once called a fantasy. What’s in it for him? Future Presidential aspirations for Hillary or a Senate bid for Chelsea? No matter. This human filth who left office in disgrace. Who happens to be a disbarred lawyer. Who famously pardoned international fugitive Marc Rich. Who pardoned Puerto Rican terrorists. Who let bin Laden slip through his fingers to perpetrate 9-11. And yet, perhaps his greatest mis-deed was defeating the Gingrich led balanced budget amendment. But for that crass bit of politics, the feral beast that is our Federal government might have been safely reined in so as to avoid the coming fiscal conflagration…The man is a disgusting failure in so many ways, and yet he glorys in his role as elder statesman. Now, he wishes to inflict one more wound upon us by re-electing Obama. God help us…

Nozzle on September 23, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Brooks and Scarborough are scumbags, of course, but that senile hag Peggy Noonan is seriously demented.

TexasJew on September 24, 2012 at 1:34 AM

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