Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on September 30, 2012 by Allahpundit

Mitt Romney is about as close to defeating President Barack Obama as any Republican could have hoped to be. The polls–if you believe them–show him slightly or significantly behind, but within striking distance. The challenge he faces is unique: he is acting, and is being treated as, the incumbent rather than the insurgent. In effect, “President” Romney has been in office since mid-August, with none of the power but all of the responsibility.

It was President Romney, not Obama, who set aside time to visit victims of Hurricane Isaac. It was President Romney, not Obama, who reacted swiftly to the attacks on our embassies by standing up for American freedom. It was President Romney, not Obama, who took on the entitlements crisis head-on by adopting many of Paul Ryan’s ideas. It was President Romney, not Obama, who laid out a practical plan for the housing crisis.

The media have also treated Romney as the incumbent, pouncing on every word and gesture, seizing on every mistake and inventing errors where none exist. Romney’s so-called “gaffes” have one thing in common: they are all statements of fact. He is being held to a presidential standard–for presidents should know better than to tell all–while Obama’s outright lies to the nation (on Libya, the debt, etc.) are ignored by the media.

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Previously, the press has been both biased in a partisan way and an in an ideological way, but usually the partisanship was driven by ideology. As you may have noticed, the press are great fans of gay marriage and abortion, and they shape their coverage to put the best possible face on these positions, and the worst possible face on opponents. (To the extent they feature contrary voices at all.)

That’s bias, of course. We’ve gotten used to that.

But in the Benghazi debacle, there is no possible ideological grounding to explain their bias. There is, I trust, no ideological movement that advocates for intelligence failures and the deaths of good-guy diplomats. There is no ideological movement in favor of reckless incompetence bordering on malice in providing security for consulates abroad (which, as a legal matter, are considered US territory)…

This isn’t ideological bias, then. This is pure advocacy for a political party. Obama’s embarrassment is not an ideological issue — or should not be. I hope we can all agree that a president should attend security briefings — especially as 9/11 approaches — and provide adequate warning and security for US government personnel. I hope we can all agree that the government does not suddenly gain a Right To Shamelessly Lie about its failures, simply because it finds it politically advantageous to do so.

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I think we’re at the most dangerous time in our political history in terms of the balance of power in the role that the media plays in whether or not we maintain a free democracy or not. You know, when I first started in politics – and for a long time before that – everyone on both sides, Democrats and Republicans, despised the press commonly, because they were SOBs to everybody. Which is exactly what they should be. They were unrelenting. Whatever the biases were, they were essentially equal-opportunity people.

That changed in 1980…

If a president of either party—I don’t care whether it was Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton or George Bush or Ronald Reagan or George H. W. Bush—had a terrorist incident, and got on an airplane after saying something, and flown off to a fundraiser in Las Vegas, they would have been crucified! It would have been—it should have been the equivalent, for Barack Obama, of George Bush’s “flying over Katrina” moment. But nothing was said at all, and nothing will be said…

We have a political campaign where, to put the best metaphor I can on it, where the referees on the field are sacking the quarterback of one team, tripping up their runners, throwing their bodies in front of blockers, and nobody says anything. The Republicans don’t.

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Via Mediaite.

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Via the Daily Caller.

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ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!

jaygatz33 on September 30, 2012 at 8:03 PM

When the media covers up a terror attack on 9-11, it’s no longer ‘bias’.

Media bias is dead.

Welcome to the new era of media corruption.

faraway on September 30, 2012 at 8:04 PM

But in the Benghazi debacle, there is no possible ideological grounding to explain their bias. There is, I trust, no ideological movement that advocates for intelligence failures and the deaths of good-guy diplomats. There is no ideological movement in favor of reckless incompetence bordering on malice in providing security for consulates abroad (which, as a legal matter, are considered US territory)…

brutal

ted c on September 30, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Where the broads at?

Lanceman on September 30, 2012 at 8:05 PM

THE MEDIA IS THE MENACE.

de rigueur on September 30, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Oh heck y’all, I may go to bed early. Instead of music, probably the two coolest PSA’s ever:

Don’t litter

Don’t mess with Texas

And don’t miss the link for the “making of” for the Texas vid.

cozmo on September 30, 2012 at 8:07 PM

The Obama campaign has blasted the Romney-Ryan ticket for not providing details on how it would give Americans such large tax breaks without growing the deficit. Ryan reiterated in an interview on “Fox News Sunday” that the plan would drop taxpayers’ bills by 20 percent without costing a dime, due to closed tax loopholes, but he was short on specifics when pressed by host Chris Wallace.

“You haven’t given me the math,” Wallace said in one exchange.

I don’t have the … It would take me too long to go through all of the math,” Ryan responded.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/30/paul-ryan-tax-plan-mitt-romney_n_1926660.html

You don’t have them? Or will it take too long? Which one is it and if the latter is true why not put them up somewhere so everyone can read?!

lester on September 30, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Cries of media bias by the right are laughable.
 
urban elitist on January 2, 2012 at 10:13 PM

rogerb on September 30, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Pat Caddell is my hero.

I thought he was going to break the lectern in half during that speech.

turfmann on September 30, 2012 at 8:09 PM

You don’t have them? Or will it take too long? Which one is it and if the latter is true why not put them up somewhere so everyone can read?!

lester on September 30, 2012 at 8:07 PM

You still wouldn’t understand.

Electrongod on September 30, 2012 at 8:09 PM

“The Referees on the field are sacking the quarterback of one team!” Well said and no doubt about it! The Obama Enemy media have been such partisan hacks, they’ve confirmed the Gallup findings of “No Confidence” in the press. Romney better start acting like he did against Newt & Santorum in the primaries, as well as Taking it to the Obama Enemy media, ala Newt! Here’s a simple concept for doing just that: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on September 30, 2012 at 8:10 PM

This is not just ideological. The media has been bought off by foreign governments.

Igor R. on September 30, 2012 at 8:11 PM

We have a political campaign where, to put the best metaphor I can on it, where the referees on the field are sacking the quarterback of one team, tripping up their runners, throwing their bodies in front of blockers, and nobody says anything. The Republicans don’t.

Just now figuring that out?

Lanceman on September 30, 2012 at 8:11 PM

In a survey of top economists by CNN, hardly a neutral source, 9 of 17 of them think Romney will do a better job with the economy, only 3 out of 17 think Barry would. It is the economy, and the stupid voters do not pay enough attention or are easily fooled.

bayview on September 30, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Just now figuring that out?

Lanceman on September 30, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Now it’s triple-verified.

Igor R. on September 30, 2012 at 8:14 PM

You don’t have them? Or will it take too long? Which one is it and if the latter is true why not put them up somewhere so everyone can read?!

lester on September 30, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Cause it’s a non-issue, the tax changes they’re advocating aren’t about revenues into the federal government, there about getting this economy going.

lowandslow on September 30, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Igor R. on September 30, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Jesus Christ, it’s like Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown.

It ALWAYS ends with AUGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

Lanceman on September 30, 2012 at 8:15 PM

I’m tracking absentee ballot requests in Ohio if anyone is interested

http://t.co/FghaCAvW

Pleas read all the notes before just looking at the numbers.

commodore on September 30, 2012 at 8:15 PM

You don’t have them? Or will it take too long? Which one is it and if the latter is true why not put them up somewhere so everyone can read?!

lester on September 30, 2012 at 8:07 PM

I think even a blockhead like you knows he was going to say “I don’t have the time”, because math is hard for the lesters and David Gregorys of the world.

Mitsouko on September 30, 2012 at 8:16 PM

You don’t have them? Or will it take too long? Which one is it and if the latter is true why not put them up somewhere so everyone can read?!

lester on September 30, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Look up how Reagan handled taxes.

There’s your math.

kakypat on September 30, 2012 at 8:16 PM

How does anybody know anything about the state of the race, other than the Ohio absentee ballot mailings are running significantly in the Republicans favor compared to ’08. How do you now that these polls are not just manufactured at will, either by “guessing” the data or polling at the local gay bathhouse or ghetto. When Kinsey had an agenda and wanted to prove that deviancy is normal he actually went out and polled deviants.

Igor R. on September 30, 2012 at 8:17 PM

If your interviewer isn’t capable of asking specifically or isn’t interested, the interviewee doesn’t have any responsibility to do their job for them and pick something to be specific about.

Speakup on September 30, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Look up how Reagan handled taxes.

There’s your math.

kakypat on September 30, 2012 at 8:16 PM

And then look up how Tip & the boys spent them.

Lanceman on September 30, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Lester – c’mon, isn’t it getting a little late in the game for that stuff? We know where the Big O stands and we know how different that is from where R-R stands. Your guy wants to raise taxes and keep spending. R-R wants tax reform and reduced government spending. Could it be any simpler than that? Get out of the weeds and be real.

Texlib on September 30, 2012 at 8:19 PM

lester

…you ARE a loon!…lester the loon !

KOOLAID2 on September 30, 2012 at 8:19 PM

You don’t have them? Or will it take too long? Which one is it and if the latter is true why not put them up somewhere so everyone can read?!

lester on September 30, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Here you go, Mo’.

http://www.mittromney.com/blogs/mitts-view/2012/08/mitt-romneys-plan-stronger-middle-class01

Now my question for you – if the economy is just such an important issue to Barky, why did he do NOTHING positive of note about it in his first term? Well, besides say he was going to “pivot” to jobs about 4 times then killed GUARANTEED jobs with the Keystone refusal.

Heh.

RedNewEnglander on September 30, 2012 at 8:19 PM

And then look up how Tip & the boys spent them.

Lanceman on September 30, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Yes. Let’s don’t let them, or the GOP, do that this time.

kakypat on September 30, 2012 at 8:19 PM

But in the Benghazi debacle, there is no possible ideological grounding to explain their bias.

No, it’s based on sheer hatred. They hate America and their countrymen so much they actually will always side with those who do harm to their country and fellow Americans.

The media has to go. They are dangerous.

dukecitygirl on September 30, 2012 at 8:19 PM

This (press coverage) is pure advocacy for a political party.

This is the right siren call until November 6th…

socalcon on September 30, 2012 at 8:22 PM

“You haven’t given me the math…

 
…why not put them up somewhere so everyone can read?!
 
lester on September 30, 2012 at 8:07 PM

 
Well played, lester.

rogerb on September 30, 2012 at 8:22 PM

The media has to go. They are dangerous.

dukecitygirl on September 30, 2012 at 8:19 PM

And how do you do that? Leftists gravitate to that type of occupation.

Public schools have to go. That’s the danger.

Lanceman on September 30, 2012 at 8:22 PM

rogerb on September 30, 2012 at 8:07 PM

…at 8:13 PM…on the Do the debates matter thread…I’m asking for a little help…if you have time…I’ve been trying with no success.

KOOLAID2 on September 30, 2012 at 8:23 PM

This isn’t ideological bias, then. This is pure advocacy for a political party. Obama’s embarrassment is not an ideological issue — or should not be. I hope we can all agree that a president should attend security briefings — especially as 9/11 approaches — and provide adequate warning and security for US government personnel. I hope we can all agree that the government does not suddenly gain a Right To Shamelessly Lie about its failures, simply because it finds it politically advantageous to do so.

Lying and inadequacy are part of the ideology.

OTTO on September 30, 2012 at 8:24 PM

During the primary, when Newt Gingrich was busy and happy going after the media, these same complaints about Romney not attacking enough, about Romney not fighting with the media, were frequently and vociferously voiced by many on the right.

Romney won 16 of the 20 debates in which he participated.

Newt Gingrich, by was of offering up some friendly advice to Romney, recently said that “…he should do to Obama what he did to me.”

When Romney summoned up his voice and skill to debate Newt Gingrich, he became the only politician whom I’ve ever seen leave Gingrich unable to answer on more than one occasion, and even literally bow his head in frustration due to that inability, as well.

Before Romney chose Ryan as his running mate, when speculation over whom he might choose was rampant in the media, many were irritated that he hadn’t announced his choice sooner. Not least among those who were so irritated, I assure you, was Barack Obama, whose team had to allow for virtually ANY selection he might make as they formulated their own strategy for months before that choice was announced. Yet, when that choice was announced, it surprised and electrified the base.

I’m confident that Romney will handle himself well in the debates, just as I’m confident that, having lost a run for the nomination on one occasion, Romney used the experience to learn and correct those errors that cost him the race. He understands the art of the campaign, and he understands the necessity of choosing a good campaign team who can keep their fingers on the pulse of the electorate.

Even if Romney did begin to ‘attack the media’ for their corruption and bias… what makes any of us think that the media would air anything that was unfavorable to, either their candidate of choice, or themselves? This is the media that saw fit to deny the American people the truth about an attack on US Territory, the consulate, and embassies around the world subsequently, on the anniversary of 9/11.

thatsafactjack on September 30, 2012 at 8:25 PM

These have been the reasons advanced for Romney’s supposed failure to be ahead:

“It’s Mitt.”
“He is playing small ball.”
“He shouldn’t have picked Paul Ryan because that brought up Medicare.”
“It’s his tax returns.”
“He’s been rich for too long, he doesn’t understand the common man.”
“He is missing the normal guy gene.”
“Clinton took his math apart.”
“He just won’t be specific.”
“He won’t tell us how he’ll get us out of the mess.”
“Just pointing out Obama’s failures is not enough. He needs to say what he is going to do.”
“Too many gaffes.”
“His convention speech wasn’t about specifics.”
“Where is all the money going, I don’t see any commercials, but Obama is on TV 24/7.”
“The 47% speech is when his campaign took a nose dive.”

and on, and on, and on.

Is there anyone who is voting or not voting for Mitt because of what he says about the issues? There are really three classes of people:

-Those who will vote for him to get rid of Obama no matter what he does.
-Hyper-conservatives who will not vote for him no matter what because he is a RINO lib abortionist.
-Crazy libs.

That’t it. All the other BS is just windowdressing.

Igor R. on September 30, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Sorry…by WAY of offering up some friendly advice…

thatsafactjack on September 30, 2012 at 8:26 PM

The media has to go. They are dangerous.

dukecitygirl on September 30, 2012 at 8:19 PM

I’m afraid you’re right. ANd besides they will not be affected by the misery they inflict on the rest of us, the ideologically pure are never held to their own standards that’s why they refuse to go after Soros, Winfrey or Buffet. Apparently if you talk the talk, you can dance to you’re own drummer at everyone’s expense.

If the media stood up now, not ideologues like Steffi or Tapper, but more normal types, would it help? Or have they sold their souls to the point that they MUST maintain the lies to remain in their jobs? If the people were told the truth would the backlash be too great?

clnurnberg on September 30, 2012 at 8:26 PM

The legacy media has blood on its hands…

d1carter on September 30, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Ready for the debate and ready for Romney to kick some liberal tail.

gophergirl on September 30, 2012 at 8:28 PM

The legacy media has blood on its hands…

d1carter on September 30, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Palin said that. Months ago.

Lanceman on September 30, 2012 at 8:29 PM

The media is the mess.

Igor R. on September 30, 2012 at 8:29 PM

I hate the media. Kirsten just confirmed they do cook polls and there is NO GUILT for being partisan hacks and liars for Obama. The media must be marched through the streets and whacked with sticks. There is no other way.

magicbeans on September 30, 2012 at 8:30 PM

“It was President Romney, not Obama, who set aside time to visit victims of Hurricane Isaac.
———–
ha ha ha pile of crap

“It was President Romney, not Obama, who reacted swiftly to the attacks on our embassies by standing up for American freedom.”
———–
ha ha ha pile of crap

“It was President Romney, not Obama, who took on the entitlements crisis head-on by adopting many of Paul Ryan’s ideas.
———–
ha ha ha pile of crap

“It was President Romney, not Obama, who laid out a practical plan for the housing crisis.”
———–
ha ha ha pile of crap

there you have it: four enormous piles of crap. 1 2 3 4.

Dave Rywall on September 30, 2012 at 8:30 PM

The legacy media has blood on its hands…

d1carter on September 30, 2012 at 8:28 PM

And it’s ours. What in the world is DHS doing with all that ammunition if they don’t have plans to use it. If Romney losesthe country loses.

But as long as some “folks” get their free obamaphones (paid for by others), they’ll doom us.

clnurnberg on September 30, 2012 at 8:32 PM

…you ARE a loon!…lester the loon !

KOOLAID2 on September 30, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Loons are actually very beautiful animals and you do them a great disservice.
Let me help…LUNATIC :)

OTTO on September 30, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Dave Rywall on September 30, 2012 at 8:30 PM

ha ha ha pile of crap

Electrongod on September 30, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Been doing some research in absentee ballots. In most states absentee ballots are down from 2008 … except for Iowa. Iowa is showing a very interesting pattern. Now only are absentee ballot requests “blowing the doors off” of 2008 requests, they 10 to 1 Democrat requests in a state with a 50/50 electorate.

Might be some funny business going on there.

http://www.bleedingheartland.com/diary/5726/absentee-ballot-request-numbers-in-iowas-congressional-districts

crosspatch on September 30, 2012 at 8:33 PM

“You haven’t given me the math,” Wallace said in one exchange.

Both ‘compelling TV’ and authentic Ahlinsky distraction.

socalcon on September 30, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Dave Rywall on September 30, 2012 at 8:30 PM

————-

ha ha ha pile of crap

kakypat on September 30, 2012 at 8:33 PM

There are really three classes of people:

-Those who will vote for him to get rid of Obama no matter what he does.
-Hyper-conservatives who will not vote for him no matter what because he is a RINO lib abortionist.
-Crazy libs.

That’t it. All the other BS is just windowdressing.

Igor R. on September 30, 2012 at 8:25 PM

lmao.

This.

Tim_CA on September 30, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Ready for the debate and ready for Romney to kick some liberal tail.

gophergirl on September 30, 2012 at 8:28 PM

I’m stoked as well.
How about those Vikings!
Stoked?

OTTO on September 30, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Electrongod on September 30, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Dang…;o)

kakypat on September 30, 2012 at 8:34 PM

there you have it: four enormous piles of crap. 1 2 3 4.

Dave Rywall on September 30, 2012 at 8:30 PM

5, actually. You forgot the commenter.

Canopfor, you claim this sack of crap?

Lanceman on September 30, 2012 at 8:34 PM

The print media will be the first to succumb to bankruptcy.

d1carter on September 30, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Take it for what it’s worth, but I have received no less than 12 emails since Fri from the DCCC begging for money. TWELVE!!!!! I find that highly amusing.

Sasha List on September 30, 2012 at 8:34 PM

I’m stoked as well.
How about those Vikings!
Stoked?

OTTO on September 30, 2012 at 8:34 PM

I knew McCain was going to lose – even with Palin. I just feel Romney is going to win this one. Have since the beginning. Hope I’m right.

Yeah Vikings.

gophergirl on September 30, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Dang…;o)

kakypat on September 30, 2012 at 8:34 PM

:)

Electrongod on September 30, 2012 at 8:35 PM

I think we’re at the most dangerous time in our political history in terms of the balance of power in the role that the media plays in whether or not we maintain a free democracy or not.

Here’s video of Pat Caddell’s excellent speech:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brDZJA8j-8c&feature=player_embedded

FloatingRock on September 30, 2012 at 8:35 PM

there you have it: four enormous piles of crap. 1 2 3 4.

Dave Rywall on September 30, 2012 at 8:30 PM

You missed one.

RickB on September 30, 2012 at 8:35 PM

KOOLAID2 on September 30, 2012 at 8:19 PM

But, can he sing DAISY ???

pambi on September 30, 2012 at 8:35 PM

You don’t have them? Or will it take too long? Which one is it and if the latter is true why not put them up somewhere so everyone can read?!

lester on September 30, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Maybe it was just so darn hot in the studio. If it wasn’t so hot, I’m sure he would explain it all. If only it wasn’t so darn hot.

Night Owl on September 30, 2012 at 8:36 PM

TV media will be the hardest to financially take down. The corporations that own them will allow them to be their loss leaders to retain the power and control…

d1carter on September 30, 2012 at 8:36 PM

LOONS

thatsafactjack on September 30, 2012 at 8:37 PM

The media, may their names be erased. The gates are closed and their fates are sealed.

clnurnberg on September 30, 2012 at 8:37 PM

thatsafactjack on September 30, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Preach it !! :-)

pambi on September 30, 2012 at 8:37 PM

TV media will be the hardest to financially take down. The corporations that own them will allow them to be their loss leaders to retain the power and control…

d1carter on September 30, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Hold it. It almost sounds as if ‘corporate America’ is backing obama.

Lanceman on September 30, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Take it for what it’s worth, but I have received no less than 12 emails since Fri from the DCCC begging for money. TWELVE!!!!! I find that highly amusing.

Sasha List on September 30, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Why are you on the DCCC list?

Igor R. on September 30, 2012 at 8:38 PM

best way to take the media down is to destroy their credibility and openly question their bias, Newt style

if they can’t be shamed into fairness, people will start to tune them out

commodore on September 30, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Dave Rywall on September 30, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Incredible insight. I am awestruck!

KCB on September 30, 2012 at 8:38 PM

LOONS

thatsafactjack on September 30, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Even eerier in real life.
The first time I saw and heard them in Maine one year it sent chills down my spine.

OTTO on September 30, 2012 at 8:40 PM

i hate to disagree with Ace…but i think it is ideological wrt libya. the left.media is totally on board with barry’s ideology…and Long Term project.

the project as we all know involves lots of domestic transformations…and lots of foreign transformations…(think multi-polar world instead of the US military/cultural empire shaping the world. So, yes, there will be bumps in the road to that dream

also, wrt the vid…free of speech has always bothered the left…hate speech, anti-gay preachers, etc.

so the story of the vid’s producer in isolation is met with thoughtful agreement.

the media is all about ideology…

r keller on September 30, 2012 at 8:40 PM

I love how Chris Wallace acts all innocent.

SouthernGent on September 30, 2012 at 8:40 PM

there you have it: four enormous piles of crap. 1 2 3 4.

Dave Rywall on September 30, 2012 at 8:30 PM

…have your bib on!…you using a spoon or a fork?…bon appetite!

KOOLAID2 on September 30, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Pamela Geller has coined the correct new word that applies to the people who call themselves “Mainstream Media.”

The word: ENEMEDIA. They are in fact the internal enemy we face, seeking to tear down our country at seemingly every turn.

OneVision on September 30, 2012 at 8:40 PM

OTTO on September 30, 2012 at 8:40 PM

I love the sound of the feathered variety, as well. :)

thatsafactjack on September 30, 2012 at 8:41 PM

The media is the mess.

Igor R. on September 30, 2012 at 8:29 PM

I see what you did there.

davidk on September 30, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Hold it. It almost sounds as if ‘corporate America’ is backing obama.

Lanceman on September 30, 2012 at 8:37 PM

You just now figuring that out? ;)

OTTO on September 30, 2012 at 8:42 PM

…have your bib on!…you using a spoon or a fork?…bon appetite!

KOOLAID2 on September 30, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Two Drywalls, one cup.

Lanceman on September 30, 2012 at 8:42 PM

thatsafactjack on September 30, 2012 at 8:41 PM

LOL

OTTO on September 30, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Pamela Geller has coined the correct new word that applies to the people who call themselves “Mainstream Media.”

The word: ENEMEDIA. They are in fact the internal enemy we face, seeking to tear down our country at seemingly every turn.

OneVision on September 30, 2012 at 8:40 PM

More like ENEMAMEDIA

Igor R. on September 30, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Cause it’s a non-issue, the tax changes they’re advocating aren’t about revenues into the federal government, there about getting this economy going.

lowandslow on September 30, 2012 at 8:15 PM

If it’s a non-issue, they shouldn’t talk about it then. But they’re claiming that they have a revolutionary plan which by Ryan’s admission would save taxpayers 20% but he wouldn’t actually tell how… because explanation is too long?!

lester on September 30, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Two Drywalls, one cup.

Lanceman on September 30, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Please make it stop!
I didn’t think that image could get any more disgusting.

OTTO on September 30, 2012 at 8:44 PM

You just now figuring that out? ;)

OTTO on September 30, 2012 at 8:42 PM

The irony is lost on lester & the occutards.

Lanceman on September 30, 2012 at 8:44 PM

It would appear the media has been doing the same bang up job in my absence, that I have come to rely on, in my presence. Great job! Carry on. ; )

Bmore on September 30, 2012 at 8:44 PM

The media is the mess.

Igor R. on September 30, 2012 at 8:29 PM

I see what you did there.

davidk on September 30, 2012 at 8:42 PM

I am an expert in Media Matters.

Igor R. on September 30, 2012 at 8:44 PM

pambi on September 30, 2012 at 8:35 PM

…that one can’t even drool right!

KOOLAID2 on September 30, 2012 at 8:45 PM

“You haven’t given me the math,” Wallace said in one exchange.

Both ‘compelling TV’ and authentic Ahlinsky distraction.

socalcon on September 30, 2012 at 8:33 PM

everyone in the whole world knews that the media was going to question r&r on the specifics of their plan.

you think they would have come up with numbers. this was especially brutal as it comes from fox news which is supposedly in the tank for us.

ryan came off arrogant and condescending. i hope come october 3rd the r&r’s decide on a game change.

renalin on September 30, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Lester – c’mon, isn’t it getting a little late in the game for that stuff? We know where the Big O stands and we know how different that is from where R-R stands. Your guy wants to raise taxes and keep spending. R-R wants tax reform and reduced government spending. Could it be any simpler than that? Get out of the weeds and be real.

Texlib on September 30, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Why give us the headline but hide the details? Time constraint is GOP’s excuse?

lester on September 30, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Even eerier in real life.
The first time I saw and heard them in Maine one year it sent chills down my spine.

OTTO on September 30, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Don’t much care for the north but would like to hear the cry of the loon while camping out in the woods.

In the midwest we have crickets, katydids, and the tireless whipperwill.

davidk on September 30, 2012 at 8:45 PM

If it’s a non-issue, they shouldn’t talk about it then. But they’re claiming that they have a revolutionary plan which by Ryan’s admission would save taxpayers 20% but he wouldn’t actually tell how… because explanation is too long?!

lester on September 30, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Why are you suddenly concerned with details?

I didn’t see you questioning obama when he said his election would cause the seas to recede and the planet to heal.

Lanceman on September 30, 2012 at 8:46 PM

If it’s a non-issue, they shouldn’t talk about it then. But they’re claiming that they have a revolutionary plan which by Ryan’s admission would save taxpayers 20% but he wouldn’t actually tell how… because explanation is too long?!

lester on September 30, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Sometimes real answers don’t fit into TV sound bite requirements.

OTTO on September 30, 2012 at 8:46 PM

TV media will be the hardest to financially take down. The corporations that own them will allow them to be their loss leaders to retain the power and control…

d1carter on September 30, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Hold it. It almost sounds as if ‘corporate America’ is backing obama.

Lanceman on September 30, 2012 at 8:37 PM

of course those are thoughts straight out of the imaginations of Democracy Now! and truth-out.

but, then, leftists always lie

corporations have been extorted and co-opted, like John Kass says…its a combine

a combine of left pols, left media, left universities, co-opted business..and bought off wall street

and that’s why the Left dream is one party…or ‘post-partisan’ to use the trendy phrase

r keller on September 30, 2012 at 8:47 PM

because explanation is too long?!

lester on September 30, 2012 at 8:43 PM

FORWARD!

Short enough for ya?

Electrongod on September 30, 2012 at 8:47 PM

spot on pat caddell

gop plays mr nice guy….

J U G U L A R people, J U G U L A R

cmsinaz on September 30, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Welcome to the new era of media corruption.

faraway on September 30, 2012 at 8:04 PM

THIS

truly despicable what they have gotten away with….

and the lemmings are ok with it…

cmsinaz on September 30, 2012 at 8:48 PM

In the midwest we have crickets, katydids, and the tireless whipperwill.

davidk on September 30, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Woodpeckers at 5:00am!

OTTO on September 30, 2012 at 8:48 PM

OT:

ManBearPig Episode of southpark on Comedy Central right friggin’ now!!!!

I’m super serial.

Tim_CA on September 30, 2012 at 8:49 PM

For page two, here’s another link to the video of Pat Caddell’s speech, the third QOTD:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brDZJA8j-8c&feature=player_embedded

FloatingRock on September 30, 2012 at 8:50 PM

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