Open thread: Hannity and the Daily Caller on the Obama tape

posted at 8:42 pm on October 2, 2012 by Allahpundit

It’s the news du jour thanks to Drudge so here’s your thread for reaction. Evidently the DC will post its story at 9 p.m. ET just as Hannity’s show starts to roll. I’ll update this post with the clip once it’s available. If you haven’t been following the earlier thread, Drudge hopped onto Twitter to hint that the controversial bits of Obama’s 2007 Hampton speech didn’t end up in the video posted by the local paper. Go figure that the one time in his life that O strays from the teleprompter, he gets in trouble for it.

Greg Pollowitz jokes:

Yeah, if forced to choose between defending a five-year-old speech and having to explain why an American ambassador was left essentially without security in the middle of the Jihadistan known as eastern Libya, I’m thinking O will probably take his chances with door number one. Then again, it’s not an either/or proposition. And thanks to Democratic wagon-circling, he doesn’t seem to have paid a serious political price for the Benghazi debacle — yet. Darrell Issa and the Oversight Committee will have more to say about that next week.

No matter what happens, I think Ace’s co-blogger DrewM is on firm ground with this prediction. Stand by for the vid.

Update: I’m going to take advantage of intense reader interest in the Drudge story to post this right here. If it’s an Obama scandal you want, you got it. Settle in for 45 minutes from Univision of some of the very lowest moments of Hopenchange.

Update: Here’s the link to the DC’s story and the clip. Video of the full speech is at the link.


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Frist.

rubberneck on October 2, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Nothing New Burger….

BigWyo on October 2, 2012 at 8:43 PM

This is why rubberneck is voting for Romney

GW_SS-Delta on October 2, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Someone decided now is a good time for a national discussion on race. IDIOT!

gatorboy on October 2, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Sceond

Solaratov on October 2, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Fist!

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on October 2, 2012 at 8:44 PM

i have a feeling no independents will end up seeing it, even it is a big deal.

Donald Draper on October 2, 2012 at 8:45 PM

F!

Electrongod on October 2, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Someone decided now is a good time for a national discussion on race. IDIOT!

gatorboy on October 2, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Errr…?? Acutally, wasn’t this from the first time around???

BigWyo on October 2, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Of.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on October 2, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Lotta ‘L’s’ in there…

BigWyo on October 2, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Ah man, not another Romney gaffe!

Axe on October 2, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Nothing burglar!!!

the_nile on October 2, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Frist.

rubberneck on October 2, 2012 at 8:43 PM

I wish you were a troll so I could call you rubberd!ck. :P

Lanceman on October 2, 2012 at 8:47 PM

No matter what happens, I think Ace’s co-blogger DrewM is on firm ground with this prediction.

Unless Obama drops a racial slur or two, there’s absolutely no benefit for Romney to address any of the video’s content.

And those people who would be angry at him for doing so clearly don’t realize that he’s running for president and not for talk-show host.

KingGold on October 2, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Obama could have cut the hair of a possible Homo..

And would have…..

Gotten away with it…

Electrongod on October 2, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Goodness.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on October 2, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Has L.A. cancelled all police leave?

OldEnglish on October 2, 2012 at 8:48 PM

…won’t make a difference in JugEars numbers

KOOLAID2 on October 2, 2012 at 8:48 PM

And thanks to Democratic wagon-circling, he doesn’t seem to have paid a serious political price for the Benghazi debacle — yet. Darrell Issa and the Oversight Committee will have more to say about that next week.

The people voting for Obama don’t care about Benghazi.

Axe on October 2, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Turd!

ahlaphus on October 2, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Nothing New Burger….

‘We don’t need to build more highways out in the suburbs. We should be investing in minority-owned businesses, in our neighborhoods’

Now, if Romney said the contrapositive of this to an all white audience then everyone would go nuts.

ninjapirate on October 2, 2012 at 8:49 PM

I want to see The Mooch standing up and jukin’ and jivin’ to what Barackabama is screeching.

SouthernGent on October 2, 2012 at 8:49 PM

The other thread is up to 11 pages so it’s pretty much the real open thread.

platypus on October 2, 2012 at 8:49 PM

And thanks to Democratic wagon-circling, he doesn’t seem to have paid a serious political price for the Benghazi debacle — yet. Darrell Issa and the Oversight Committee will have more to say about that next week.

I disagree, I think it has hurt Obama with voters already…and I don’t think it is going away. In fact, it seems to me that it is getting bigger all the time. Whatever happens with this video, I don’t think that the Benghazi debacle is going to just disappear.

Terrye on October 2, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Hannity jumps the shark

tomas on October 2, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Keeping the black and white commie man down.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on October 2, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Well, there were/are 46 minutes that have been scrubbed, so let’s see.

If not, Hannity and Drudge have just turned into Geraldo with Capone’s safe.

Rixon on October 2, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Hannity jumps the shark

tomas on October 2, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Scared are you..

sandee on October 2, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Hmmm cake *insert Homer Simpson drool*

gophergirl on October 2, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Dear Leader could be caught on tape gnawing on a drumstick from a Dachshund and the legacy media would yawn…

d1carter on October 2, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Hey Unicorn Prince, Words Matter, baby, Words Matter.

WordsMatter on October 2, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Can’t wait for Noonan, Frum, Will, Brooks, Kristol, et.al. to tell us how bad this is for Romney

SouthernGent on October 2, 2012 at 8:52 PM

The over reaction on the part of the leftists is the only thing that gives me any reason to hope there’s something here.

sharrukin on October 2, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Yeah, if forced to choose between defending a five-year-old speech and having to explain why an American ambassador was left essentially without security in the middle of the Jihadistan known as eastern Libya, I’m thinking O will probably take his chances with door number one.

Particularly if this is the case:

Did the White House order a cover-up over the murder of Libya’s US Ambassador?

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/concoughlin/100183452/did-the-white-house-order-a-cover-up-over-the-murder-of-libyas-us-ambassador/

jjrakman on October 2, 2012 at 8:52 PM

What are the words of the night, oh yeah nothin burger, it won’t move the needle and jumping of sharks. Am I up to speed?

MontanaMmmm on October 2, 2012 at 8:52 PM

The true strategy, which I have been harping about, is to hit Obama from every angle all at once. Domestic policy, economics, foreign policy, his persona, his background.

Liberals cannot handle more than one stressful thing at a time.

nitzsche on October 2, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Let the hand wringing begin.

JPeterman on October 2, 2012 at 8:52 PM

ErMAHGERD!!!! ErBamma erse er Crmiie

Sorry, just wanted to do that just one time.

BigWyo on October 2, 2012 at 8:53 PM

What are the words of the night, oh yeah nothin burger, it won’t move the needle and jumping of sharks. Am I up to speed?

MontanaMmmm on October 2, 2012 at 8:52 PM

I haven’t had this much fun in awhile during this election. Whatever it is – it’s been entertaining.

gophergirl on October 2, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Seven minutes!
Places everyone! Places!

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on October 2, 2012 at 8:53 PM

at this point in the game i only wish someone had the cojones to shove the all american football down hannitys esophagus..

what a loud mouth loser. all his bs about this being the election for conservatives.

hannity swallows.

renalin on October 2, 2012 at 8:53 PM

TURN OFF THE AUTOPLAY VIDEO

faraway on October 2, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Look there is no way this is going to distract from the Libyan cover-up.The media is not going to cover either of them

sandee on October 2, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Seven minutes!
Places everyone! Places!

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on October 2, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Where!!???

Do I have to have cable????

Electrongod on October 2, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Shut the darn autoplay off, PLEASE!

JPeterman on October 2, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Well, the Romney camp did what today to try and win the election?

Might as well go for the old Jeremiah Wright stuff.

Speaking of Mitt McCain and his great campaign staff……you did hear that the brilliant guys leading his media buys in Ohio are being outspent 3 to 1 by Obama (per Paul Ryan).

I know, I know, he’s saving it for the final weekend when people are really paying attention.

Anyone want to guess what his demeanor will be tomorrow night? I’m guessing since the leakers in his own camp that said he was going to filled with “zingers” and be forceful are now going to tell him he needs to be squishy and not offend anyone (oddly enough just like McCain did 4 years ago).

In case you didn’t notice, October 2nd is over and what did the Romney campaign do to win the election today?

34 days Mitt.

34 days……….when Mitt?

PappyD61 on October 2, 2012 at 8:55 PM

at this point in the game i only wish someone had the cojones to shove the all american football down hannitys esophagus..

what a loud mouth loser. all his bs about this being the election for conservatives.

hannity swallows.

renalin on October 2, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Good on shoving the football down his throat.
But, shut up anyway.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on October 2, 2012 at 8:55 PM

I haven’t had this much fun in awhile during this election. Whatever it is – it’s been entertaining.

gophergirl on October 2, 2012 at 8:53 PM

You’re having so much fun some guy proposed marriage to you today. So I am crushed. Our PerryPrez thing is obviously over.

[sob]

platypus on October 2, 2012 at 8:55 PM

so is drudge so 1998?

Oil Can on October 2, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Ohhhhhhhhhhh what the heck!!????

Got Hannity coming up on Fox!!

Scrumpy on October 2, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Allah just hijacked his own post and got us all on the lightning fast browser refreshes listening to the same shampoo commercial in Spanish.

nitzsche on October 2, 2012 at 8:55 PM

The Obama Video That Drudge And Others Are Freaking Out About Has Already Been Extensively Covered

The Twitter spin

faraway on October 2, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Insider information coming in Fast and Furious now.

Unnamed White House insider leaks that Barack Obama will be wearing double layered Depends at tomorrow’s debate.

Inside sources now say that Obama just called Bibi and begged him to attack Iran right now so that he can cancel the debate.

The Ambassador of Kenya telling close friends that Obama has asked for asylum there.

Michelle Obama reported to have ordered her 92 person staff to pack up all the silverware and china in case she has to make a fast getaway.

David Axlerod telling friends that Barack Obama was just some guy from the neighborhood and he really doesn’t know him other than he said hi to him a couple of times.

VorDaj on October 2, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Teflon.

KMC1 on October 2, 2012 at 8:55 PM

this is just a sqirrel folks. enough stuff on the table about obama. romey should quit french kissing obama and just start going after his jugular.

renalin on October 2, 2012 at 8:56 PM

It’s up.

JammieWearingFool on October 2, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Somebody YouTubed?

BL@KBIRD on October 2, 2012 at 8:56 PM

PappyD61 on October 2, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Shut up you big crybaby.

JPeterman on October 2, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Now, if Romney said the contrapositive of this to an all white audience then everyone would go nuts.

ninjapirate on October 2, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Really love it when I see ‘IF’ in some kind of point…or something….

BigWyo on October 2, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Look there is no way this is going to distract from the Libyan cover-up.The media is not going to cover either of them

sandee on October 2, 2012 at 8:54 PM

I have been surprised at how much coverage Benghazi has gotten in the last few days. I don’t know about this, we will have to see it to know…but things are not that easily hidden anymore.

Terrye on October 2, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Seven minutes!
Places everyone! Places!

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on October 2, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Where!!???

Do I have to have cable????

Electrongod on October 2, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Just watch the Hair.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on October 2, 2012 at 8:56 PM

T-4

TXUS on October 2, 2012 at 8:56 PM

The over reaction on the part of the leftists is the only thing that gives me any reason to hope there’s something here.

sharrukin on October 2, 2012 at 8:52 PM

You dont say.

A mob shouting “Nothing to see here!!”.

the_nile on October 2, 2012 at 8:56 PM

The only suspense is how the media will phrase the questions to put Romney on the defensive about the election becoming a racial cesspool.

pedestrian on October 2, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Am I the only one, or does this look like an Obama sabotage to the Lybia mess that the media was JUST starting to cover?

In fact, Hilary probably had it for the kill since 2008, and now is in with O to cover her butt.

This is a classing “Look a squirrel!” moment.

Have I been here too long?

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on October 2, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Remember when Breitbart was supposed to have the goods on Obama?

They were going to “vet” Obama.

#failunfortunately

PappyD61 on October 2, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Im very, very sceptical. We’ve been here before with the Bell-video, which ultimately flopped. I dont believe in the silver bullet tape anymore.

Valkyriepundit on October 2, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Tucker is usually a smart guy. I’m praying he’s doing a Breitbart and throws us something totally different.

Then I’ll dub Jim Ross screaming “swerve! swerve!” over it…

budfox on October 2, 2012 at 8:57 PM

hannity swallows.

renalin on October 2, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Mean people suck.

Nice people swallow.

Lanceman on October 2, 2012 at 8:57 PM

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on October 2, 2012 at 8:55 PM

why should i? i don’t get your point. you can bend over if you wish. not i.

renalin on October 2, 2012 at 8:57 PM

PLEASE TURN OFF THE AUTO-PLAY. Thanks.

TXUS on October 2, 2012 at 8:57 PM

CNN Begala: Romney should ‘disavow’ this racist attack video from 5 years ago

Obama’s OWN WORDS

hahahahahaha

faraway on October 2, 2012 at 8:58 PM

this is just a sqirrel folks. enough stuff on the table about obama. romey should quit french kissing obama and just start going after his jugular.

renalin on October 2, 2012 at 8:56 PM

I must have missed the French kissing.

Terrye on October 2, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Just watch the Hair.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on October 2, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Mean people suck.

Nice people swallow.

Lanceman on October 2, 2012 at 8:57 PM

This post was meant to respond do CBBBB

But…

I like yours better..:)

Electrongod on October 2, 2012 at 8:58 PM

I will be able to tell my grandkids exactly where I was at the first time I saw this tape.

Mark1971 on October 2, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Update: I’m going to take advantage of intense reader interest in the Drudge story to post this right here. If it’s an Obama scandal you want, you got it. Settle in for 45 minutes from Univision of some of the very lowest moments of Hopenchange.

Holy hell. Just the parts I’ve seen so far are gruesome.

That’s got to be worth some points with the Hispanic vote. I pray Romney brings it up at the debate. It would be political malpractice not to bring it up.

KingGold on October 2, 2012 at 8:58 PM

platypus on October 2, 2012 at 8:55 PM

I’m a girl in demand – what can I say *flips hair*

gophergirl on October 2, 2012 at 8:58 PM

great theater.

great interplay between a sopphisticated drudge/dc and the frontlash of the Left

the left, bensmith, weigel, et al, did their frontlash on the initial tease..predictable…and then dc/drudge leak a little to show that the existing version of the Hampton tape is not it….

but, it shows how much the left/media despise, loath, hate the right. Serious hatred.

so the game is to play with their minds…i love it

and of course mitt will dismiss…that’s not the point…mitt needs to hammer barry on his ‘record’

r keller on October 2, 2012 at 8:58 PM

For people hoping for a “Breitbart”, Breitbart was suckered on that Pigford video… let’s hope the same isn’t happening again.

ninjapirate on October 2, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Lanceman on October 2, 2012 at 8:57 PM

political correctness is somehow cute on you. can’t exclude teh gheys.

renalin on October 2, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Something to think about is that for Obama to effectively use the 47% comment against Romney (yeah, I know it will be taken out of context), he needs to portray himself as someone who is above class warfare so he can scold and denigrate Romney. Even if this video isn’t incendiary to do much direct harm to Obama, it is almost certainly bad enough to deflate Obama’s ability to go after Romney for his 47% comment. This will make it much more difficult for Obama to wag his accusing finger at Romney as we all know he is desperate to do.

mpthompson on October 2, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Full video is on DC to watch:

http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/02/obama-speech-jeremiah-wright-new-orleans/3/

lester on October 2, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Update: I’m going to take advantage of intense reader interest in the Drudge story to post this right here. If it’s an Obama scandal you want, you got it. Settle in for 45 minutes from Univision of some of the very lowest moments of Hopenchange.

Could you have at least not set it for auto play?

Count to 10 on October 2, 2012 at 9:00 PM

At least Wright will be happy to know Obama wasn’t sleeping through all his sermons.

Ukiah on October 2, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Here we go

faraway on October 2, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Far too much being made of far too little at a time that is far too late.

There is nothing in the video that wasn’t already known and disseminated in 2007 in the run up to election 2008. The MSM all but ignored it then and they’ll all but ignore it now. How this is somehow going to even dent Barack Hussein Obama’s 2012 chances is a mystery to me considering what that SCOAMF has done to this country and the rest of the world over the last 4 years and he is still leading in the polls — or is at the very least tied — despite his abysmal “record” of relentless abject failure.

I guess I’ll just have to wait for reactions over the next few days — and on November 6th — to see if I’m even close to being wrong.

FlatFoot on October 2, 2012 at 9:00 PM

The people down in New Orleans they don’t care about as much!” Obama shouts in the video…

Maybe this is what they think is gonna catch fire?

sharrukin on October 2, 2012 at 9:00 PM

I like yours better..:)

Electrongod on October 2, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Thanks. I got it off a bumper sticker.

political correctness is somehow cute on you. can’t exclude teh gheys.

renalin on October 2, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Watch it dude. I’m a dude and I don’t go in for that gay sh!t.

Lanceman on October 2, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Yeah, if forced to choose between defending a five-year-old speech and having to explain why an American ambassador was left essentially without security in the middle of the Jihadistan known as eastern Libya, I’m thinking O will probably take his chances with door number one.

As has been pointed out on the other thread, this could rattle Obama before the debate. He’s a poor extemporaneous speaker, and could lose the cool he’s been practicing this week.

And early voting started in OH, where the white, blue-collar voters might not be impressed with the One’s rant about whitey, especially those white voters who live in the inner suburbs.

Wethal on October 2, 2012 at 9:01 PM

‘We don’t need to build more highways out in the suburbs. We should be investing in minority-owned businesses, in our neighborhoods’

Barry stole that from Elizabeth Warren. It was her her marketing brochure for her side job.

Dusty on October 2, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Hannity leading with Rev Wright

arggggggggggggggggggg

faraway on October 2, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Blame it on the video!

RedRedRice on October 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

These videos rarely turn out to be as big a deal as expected. But as Breitibart always said the Obama vetting is more about how in the tank the media is rather than Obama.

Delta Tango on October 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

OMG…that fake black-cent.

SouthernGent on October 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Even I can do a better black preacher accent than Obama.

Mark1971 on October 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Where he at, dawg?

Lanceman on October 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Funny they hsf no problem with timing of the 47%

cmsinaz on October 2, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Going off script, never a good idea!

RedRedRice on October 2, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Feauxbonics

faraway on October 2, 2012 at 9:04 PM

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