Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on October 7, 2012 by Allahpundit

Senior Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs on Sunday acknowledged that the president was unhappy with his performance in last week’s first debate.

“It’s not rocket science to believe that the president’s disappointed,” Gibbs said, in an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

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President Barack Obama returns to Los Angeles Sunday for a star-bedecked celebrity concert and fundraising dinner. In the wake of his Denver debate troubles, however, the long scheduled visit has acquired another, equally urgent purpose—reassuring his Hollywood supporters that he’s fighting to win the race and he’s poised for a comeback in the next televised forum with former Gov. Mitt Romney…

“Everyone is in shock,” said one long-time Democratic activist. “No one can understand what happened.”

At the very least, several longtime Obama supporters told THR, the chief executive should expect some directorial notes on how to tailor his performance to television’s split screen. “Everyone with a connection to the president is reaching out to him,” said another veteran Dem. “At the end of the day, the best coach he has is himself.”

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CBS’s “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer kicked off the conversation “with the obvious question — what happened?”

“The president showed up with the intent of answering questions and having a discussion, an honest discussion of where we will go as a country, and Romney showed up to deliver a performance, and he delivered a very good performance,” Axelrod said. “It was completely un-rooted in fact, it was completely un-rooted in the positions he’s taken before and he spent 90 minutes trying to undo two years of campaigning on that stage, but he did it very well.”…

Obama, Axelrod said, “was a little taken aback by the brazenness with which Gov. Romney walked away” from his past positions and his record.

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Expectations have changed after the greatest audience in the history of presidential debates saw a veritable empty suit — or empty chair — on stage, without a helpful media follow-up question, or a “make no mistake about it” refrain to be had. Over 60 million now expect little at all from their president in the debate, so Obama will benefit from dismal expectations by just showing up as the incumbent and being addressed as “Mr. President.” The pressure on Romney to be even more impressive mounts. The realization that another rant by a liberal commentator could cement the reputation of Obama as an incompetent and add to the image of a hopelessly inept president will temper post-debate media anger. The moderator cannot afford to be laissez-faire in the fashion of Jim Lehrer, and will prove far more partisan. The media pressure to discount the importance of the debates themselves will increase.

But despite all that, the nation has now seen that the conservative critique of Barack Obama — fluff without substance — was frighteningly accurate.

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The first, and the most dangerous threat to Obama’s re-election, is a critical mass of voters saying this: “Barack Obama, nice man, good father, great that we finally elected an African-American. He tried hard. But you know what? I just want to try something new, even if I don’t know it will work.”

That sentiment is deadly for Obama. As long as Romney didn’t seem like a credible alternative, Obama kept it at bay, even though the economy has stagnated. But Romney reawakened that mood by the confident and crisp way he talked about the mechanics of how jobs are created — through start-ups, small businesses and entrepreneurship — and the catalytic power of markets. His presentation crackled with a freshness and a sense of possibility that was completely missing in Obama’s monotone discussion of health care, deficits and government programs. And where Obama had a chance to talk about how his own green jobs initiative has actually spurred all kinds of innovations and start-ups, he whiffed. (As some have noted, it is too bad the debate rules didn’t allow him to phone a friend.)

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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus expressed optimism that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) would do well in Thursday night’s vice presidential debate, but sought to downplay expectations…

“Paul is going to do a great job, but also I think it’s very important that people understand that, people realize that Joe Biden is a gifted orator, is very good at rhetoric, is very relatable,” he added…

“Last week you saw the difference: an unfiltered Mitt Romney, an unfiltered Barack Obama,” he said of the debate. “You saw inspiration, heart, preparedness from Mitt Romney and you saw a president that came in unprepared and uninspiring.”

“You know what, maybe Clint Eastwood was right,” said Priebus.

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“It was one of the most inept performances by an incumbent president that I’ve ever seen,” said TIME Magazine columnist Joe Klein. He said that Obama’s performance was indicative of his deferential demeanor and his aversion towards public fights. However, Klein said that Obama opted for “unilateral disarmament” in the face of Romney’s attacks on his record.

MSNBC host S.E. Cupp said that her contacts within the Romney campaign see this debate as facilitating a reset of the campaign in three parts. First, they wanted a fight, which they got. Second, the debate ignited the attentions of marginally interested swing voters. Finally, they feel that the debate allowed disaffected Obama voters from 2008 the license to take a second look at Romney.

“They see this as a hat trick moving forward,” said Cupp.


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Pantload…

Seven Percent Solution on October 7, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Why he’s falling apart
The foundations of Obama’s campaign are not nearly as strong as they once seemed

A presidential reelection campaign needs three key elements: a defense of the incumbent’s record, a successful effort to define the opposition and a compelling vision of a second term.

President Obama may well celebrate a second term in Chicago next month, but the conventional wisdom underestimates the difficulty he faces, as his campaign has distinct problems with all three elements.

His defense of his record is exceptionally weak, his effort to define Mitt Romney is nearly exhausted, and his vision for the next four years — perhaps the most important — has been largely missing from his effort this year.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/falling-article-1.1176348#ixzz28f3Ti4Cl

ted c on October 7, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Expectations have changed after the greatest audience in the history of presidential debates saw a veritable empty suit — or empty chair — on stage, without a helpful media follow-up question, or a “make no mistake about it” refrain to be had.

VDH delivers a hammerblow to the feet of clay…

ted c on October 7, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Looks like Chavez might go down. One socialist down one to go.

gophergirl on October 7, 2012 at 8:07 PM

“Everyone with a connection to the president is reaching out to him,” said another veteran Dem. “At the end of the day, the best coach he has is himself.”

I’d suggest that if BO is going to depend on “his best coach” as defined above, then BO is in pretty poor hands.

climbnjump on October 7, 2012 at 8:08 PM

PublicPolicyPolling ‏@ppppolls

Y’all asked for a preview of Virginia so here it is: Obama is still ahead there. Final numbers soon

MmmHmmm….

SouthernGent on October 7, 2012 at 8:08 PM

talkin’ ’bout me…
like
a
dog.

Tim_CA on October 7, 2012 at 8:08 PM

President Barack Obama returns to Los Angeles Sunday for a star-bedecked celebrity concert and fundraising dinner.

Obama runs back to Hollywood…
To be coddled by his worshipers…

Electrongod on October 7, 2012 at 8:09 PM

However, Klein said that Obama opted for “unilateral disarmament” in the face of Romney’s attacks on his record.

Isn’t Obama ignoring his own fight plan? Isn’t he Mr. TheyBringaKnife-WeBringaGun???

ted c on October 7, 2012 at 8:09 PM

“Schieffer followed up by asking if he was saying Romney “lied or was dishonest?”

Was that before…

… or after he swallowed?

Seven Percent Solution on October 7, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Obama runs back to Hollywood…
To be coddled by his worshipers…

Electrongod on October 7, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Maybe he’s got an appt for a tongue bath and a brazilian wax ahead of his next debate….

ted c on October 7, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Finally, they feel that the debate allowed disaffected Obama voters from 2008 the license to take a second look at Romney.

Lol. We will see Oct 16th. I expect Obama to put this dog to sleep finally. The Cinderella run was good while it lasted.

HotAirLib on October 7, 2012 at 8:11 PM

The best explanation came from Brit Hume: They had a discussion. Obama did not lose on debating style–his debate style has always been mediocre. But the facts favor Mitt Romney’s position. So the combination of Dems thinking Barack Obama is ten feet tall and Romney actually doing a decent job explaining his positions and defending them caused Obama to lose.

Obama lost on the merits. And all the whining of Alexrod and other apologists does not change that.

Mr. Joe on October 7, 2012 at 8:11 PM

HotAirLib on October 7, 2012 at 8:11 PM

HAL…sing DAISY.

thatsafactjack on October 7, 2012 at 8:12 PM

So when is this donor story supposed to drop?

gophergirl on October 7, 2012 at 8:13 PM

“PublicPolicyPolling ‏@ppppolls

Y’all asked for a preview of Virginia so here it is: Obama is still ahead there. Final numbers soon”

Wow, what a debate bounce, LOL!!

And I’ll bet the Saturday sample is what did the trick. Romney was doing VERY well there before the jobs numbers came out.

Told ya so.

gumbyandpokey on October 7, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Looks like Chavez might go down. One socialist down one to go.

gophergirl on October 7, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Well that would be nice and now that we’ve heard all of the excuses for the King’s poor performance, can we now get on to the next order of business?

Hopefully when I rise in the a.m. Drudge will be plastered with all the details of the King’s illegal campaign contributions.

JPeterman on October 7, 2012 at 8:14 PM

If they tried to block the donation scandal story for days now, then maybe that was what distracted Obummer on wednesday. Maybe he knows that this thing is so big that the debates will hardly matter after the publication.

Well, one a hope…

Valkyriepundit on October 7, 2012 at 8:14 PM

JPeterman on October 7, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Yes. How delightful that will be, too. :)

thatsafactjack on October 7, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Lol. We will see Oct 16th. I expect Obama to put this dog to sleep finally. The Cinderella run was good while it lasted.

HotAirLib on October 7, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Again with the dog analogy. You libs are a self parody.

fossten on October 7, 2012 at 8:15 PM

LMAO….krugman…what a giant douche.

He should wear a giant nozzle-shaped hat for Halloween.

Tim_CA on October 7, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Well that would be nice and now that we’ve heard all of the excuses for the King’s poor performance, can we now get on to the next order of business?

Hopefully when I rise in the a.m. Drudge will be plastered with all the details of the King’s illegal campaign contributions.

JPeterman on October 7, 2012 at 8:14 PM

I’m getting anxious – if this thing has legs let’s see them

gophergirl on October 7, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Lol. We will see Oct 16th. I expect Obama to put this dog to sleep finally. The Cinderella run was good while it lasted.

HotAirLib on October 7, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Hey jacka$$, you never did answer my questions from last Sunday.

What is King Obama’s plan? Where is his budget?

I’ll wait.

JPeterman on October 7, 2012 at 8:17 PM

The Cinderella run was good while it lasted.

HotAirLib on October 7, 2012 at 8:11 PM

I am sure Obama will release part deux on the next debate.

Electrongod on October 7, 2012 at 8:17 PM

It’s unbelievable.

BeachBum on October 7, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Having invested themselves in the illusion of him as the fulfillment of the liberal dream of shattering glass ceilings and pernicious racial stereotypes, his evident lack of preparation felt like a betrayal to some. They are starting to catch on that they bought into an illusion. So they are turning on him.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/10/signs_accumulate_that_liberals_are_embarrassed_by_obama.html#ixzz28f710A00

ted c on October 7, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Axelrod has a PhD in Alinskyism…

d1carter on October 7, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Two references to the female Joe Scarborough, Cupp, in one day? Sorry, she’s no Coulter, no Crowley, no Malkin…just a gun for hire ready to bash conservatives for donk-dollars.

clnurnberg on October 7, 2012 at 8:19 PM

I am on my 4th political ad in a row LOL

gophergirl on October 7, 2012 at 8:20 PM

What is King Obama’s plan? Where is his budget?

I’ll wait.

JPeterman on October 7, 2012 at 8:17 PM

To be fair to HAL..

He can’t answer your question until Obama says something about his plan.

Something more then..
Can’t go back…
Forward!
Almost there..
Another four years..

Electrongod on October 7, 2012 at 8:20 PM

“The President lost the debate because he had nothing to say…”

I disagree…

… Pantload lost the debate because he had nothing to read.

Seven Percent Solution on October 7, 2012 at 8:20 PM

The most surprising thing to me about Obama’s debate performance, and the spin by his surrogates after the fact, is that they actually seemed to believe their own misrepresentations of Romney’s positions and didn’t expect Romney to challenge them. Usually, politicians accuse their opponents of lying, that’s par for the course, but they know the score. They know that they are shading assumptions, whatever, but not this time. They seem genuinely offended. This is the “ROMNEY LIED!!” talking point and it’s quite troubling. It shows that Obama is in even bigger bubble than I could have ever imagined.

tlclark on October 7, 2012 at 8:20 PM

“It’s not rocket science to believe that the president’s disappointed,”

That’s what she said ?
:D :D

burrata on October 7, 2012 at 8:21 PM

He [Obama rumpswab Joe Klein] said that Obama’s performance was indicative of his deferential demeanor and his aversion towards public fights. However, Klein said that Obama opted for “unilateral disarmament” in the face of Romney’s attacks on his record.

I’d like to see any other example at all of this deferential demeanor… anyone… Bueller?

massrighty on October 7, 2012 at 8:22 PM

What is King Obama’s plan? Where is his budget?

I’ll wait.

JPeterman on October 7, 2012 at 8:17 PM

You should know by now.

1. Golf
2. TV appearances
3. ???????
4. Profit!

fossten on October 7, 2012 at 8:22 PM

tlclark on October 7, 2012 at 8:20 PM

You pretty much nailed it

gophergirl on October 7, 2012 at 8:22 PM

That’s what she said ?
:D :D

burrata on October 7, 2012 at 8:21 PM

heh!

ted c on October 7, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Lol. We will see Oct 16th. I expect Obama to put this dog to sleep finally. The Cinderella run was good while it lasted.

HotAirLib on October 7, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Actually the dog has been asleep for 3 years and everyone sees it. Obama isn’t going to do anything in the next debate, he is an intellectual lightweight and cannot defend his own record. Say goodnight to your messiah

Conservative4ev on October 7, 2012 at 8:24 PM

I’m getting anxious – if this thing has legs let’s see them

gophergirl on October 7, 2012 at 8:16 PM

I just don’t want to see the Drudge siren and be disappointed once again.

JPeterman on October 7, 2012 at 8:24 PM

These lefties are so deranged. Maureen Dowd’s column about how Obama should have responded to Romney’s debate “lies” made me laugh out loud. Why didn’t Obama talk about GM’s record profits? Probably because that would have given Romney an opening to talk about how GM is getting billions of dollars in special tax breaks from the government (that the other car companies don’t get), and how GM still owes taxpayers over $20 billion, and how the government still can’t sell its huge stock position in GM because the stock price is so low that it would mean taxpayers would have to take a loss of @ $15 billion, and how GM is goosing up its U.S. sales numbers by making a bunch of fleet sales to its favorite customer and biggest stockholder — the U.S. government, and how GM is still burdened with inept management, crappy products, and uncompetitive union contracts and underfunded pension obligations that will probably drive it back into bankruptcy within the next decade.

Dowd also whined about Romney’s mention of the $716 billion dollars in Medicare cuts that Obama is responsible for. Why didn’t Obama explain that those cuts are not to Medicare beneficiaries, but only to Medicare providers? LOL. Probably because Obama realized seniors aren’t so stupid that they can’t understand that when Medicare providers get their reimbursements cut by 3/4 of a Trillion Dollars, Medicare providers provide fewer, and lower quality, benefits to Medicare beneficiaries (or they simply stop providing any Medicare benefits at all).

AZCoyote on October 7, 2012 at 8:24 PM

I finally have a day to kick back, relax and hang out, and what happens?

Things around here today were, to put it mildly, weird.

cozmo on October 7, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Lol. We will see Oct 16th. I expect Obama to put this dog to sleep (emphasis added) finally. The Cinderella run was good while it lasted.

HotAirLib on October 7, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Another psychopathic Obama supporter. Like attracts like, I guess. Anyone who thinks that “putting a dog to sleep”, one of the most gut-wrenching decisions anyone ever has to make (because we don’t do that to people, you know, at least not yet) is an appropriate metaphor has something wrong with them.

HTL on October 7, 2012 at 8:25 PM

“No one can understand what happened.”


Obama Icarus

Paul-Cincy on October 7, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Another psychopathic Obama supporter. Like attracts like, I guess. Anyone who thinks that “putting a dog to sleep”, one of the most gut-wrenching decisions anyone ever has to make (because we don’t do that to people, you know, at least not yet) is an appropriate metaphor has something wrong with them.

HTL on October 7, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Remember he named the dog after himself. Bo for Barack o

I thought muzzles couldn’t go near dogs

Conservative4ev on October 7, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Pantload lost the debate because he had nothing to read.

Seven Percent Solution on October 7, 2012 at 8:20 PM

There it is.

If he can’t look up in the air and read it off of TOTUS, while simultaneously looking down his nose at his minions…he’s done.

When you’ve left 4 years of failure in your wake….it’s hard not to stand there and look guilty as someone methodically points out your lies and broken promises.

Tim_CA on October 7, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Obama, Axelrod said, “was a little taken aback by the brazenness with which Gov. Romney walked away” from his past positions and his record.

So Hussein was not prepared for Romney to bust the lies Axelrod has been propagating about Romney ?
What the fatwa did he do in Vegas when he was supposed to be preparing for this debate ?

burrata on October 7, 2012 at 8:27 PM

“Lol. We will see Oct 16th. I expect Obama to put this dog to sleep (emphasis added) finally. The Cinderella run was good while it lasted.

HotAirLib on October 7, 2012 at 8:11 PM”

The debate already put the Romney momentum to sleep and the big PPP Virginia poll will be out soon showing Obama still in the lead, which is just what I said would happen. All the numbers crashed for Mitt on Saturday.

gumbyandpokey on October 7, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Obama Icarus

Paul-Cincy on October 7, 2012 at 8:26 PM

the bright light of the Solyndra got him….

ted c on October 7, 2012 at 8:28 PM

I just don’t want to see the Drudge siren and be disappointed once again.

JPeterman on October 7, 2012 at 8:24 PM

The thing that makes me hopeful is that Newsweek is the one who has the story and several outlets are reporting that Obama’s campaign has been trying to block it.

gophergirl on October 7, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Another psychopathic Obama supporter. Like attracts like, I guess. Anyone who thinks that “putting a dog to sleep”, one of the most gut-wrenching decisions anyone ever has to make (because we don’t do that to people, you know, at least not yet) is an appropriate metaphor has something wrong with them.

HTL on October 7, 2012 at 8:25 PM

All this talk about dead dogs is making Obama hungry.

fossten on October 7, 2012 at 8:29 PM

President Barack Obama returns to Los Angeles Sunday for a star-bedecked celebrity concert and fundraising dinner. In the wake of his Denver debate troubles, however, the long scheduled visit has acquired another, equally urgent purpose—reassuring his Hollywood supporters that he’s fighting to win the race and he’s poised for a comeback…

Will Big Bird be there?

Left Coast Right Mind on October 7, 2012 at 8:29 PM

The debate already put the Romney momentum to sleep and the big PPP Virginia poll will be out soon showing Obama still in the lead, which is just what I said would happen. All the numbers crashed for Mitt on Saturday.

gumbyandpokey on October 7, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Yes pop they are so reliable har har har,

Why are these trolls coming out? I guess they just got back from mooching off their neighbor for the nfl ticket and wings and now are back home in their moms basement

Conservative4ev on October 7, 2012 at 8:29 PM

gumbyandpokey on October 7, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Electrongod on October 7, 2012 at 8:29 PM

President Barack Obama returns to Los Angeles Sunday for a star-bedecked celebrity concert and fundraising dinner.

Obama runs back to Hollywood…
To be coddled by his worshipers…

Electrongod on October 7, 2012 at 8:09 PM

…seems lately that Hollywood is his security blanket.

KOOLAID2 on October 7, 2012 at 8:30 PM

I think the new owner of Newsweek actually want to sell their stuff and is making a turnaround to get news out whether its bad for the priizzy or not

Conservative4ev on October 7, 2012 at 8:30 PM

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_bBlNFyLU7Ik/S1-mjLrNgPI/AAAAAAAAAUA/QjdqF2diG_c/s1600-h/2010_01_21_backdowntoearth.jpg

both big bird and Icarus Obama are in trouble…

ted c on October 7, 2012 at 8:31 PM

‘Fluff without substance” That is quite the “on target” description of the Failure-in-chief, isn’t it? The epitome of the Empty suit, or chair, for that matter! The Obama Spin was rampant, but I doubt much will help, in these Sunday media assist centers! It’ll be interesting to see how many people tune in to the next debate!
Update for those following:How to take on the Obama Enemy media: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on October 7, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Things around here today were, to put it mildly, weird.

cozmo on October 7, 2012 at 8:24 PM

How about boring and lackluster?

JPeterman on October 7, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Chavez is down right now

Most disappointed is gumb and hotlib

Conservative4ev on October 7, 2012 at 8:32 PM

If you are on Twitter – go send some good vibes to this actress. She’s a black actress who just endorsed Romney.

Stacey Dash

gophergirl on October 7, 2012 at 8:33 PM

“The debate already put the Romney momentum to sleep and the big PPP Virginia poll will be out soon showing Obama still in the lead, which is just what I said would happen. All the numbers crashed for Mitt on Saturday.

gumbyandpokey on October 7, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Yes pop they are so reliable har har har,

Why are these trolls coming out? I guess they just got back from mooching off their neighbor for the nfl ticket and wings and now are back home in their moms basement

Conservative4ev on October 7, 2012 at 8:29 PM”

It was big news when PPP showed WI narrowing, even though they used a very favorable sample (only Dem +1, which will not happen with colleges in session). So it’s equally big news when a true battleground state like VA is polled and shows Romney’s bounce collapsing Sat and Sun.

gumbyandpokey on October 7, 2012 at 8:34 PM

PublicPolicyPolling ‏@ppppolls

Y’all asked for a preview of Virginia so here it is: Obama is still ahead there. Final numbers soon

D+n

solve for n

faraway on October 7, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Most people seem to be missing the main point about the debates. True, Obama was a bit off his game, and Romney did very well. But the main thing is that the ISSUES favor us. Obamacare, the deficit + loaning $ to China, the $90 billion wasted on the green energy boondoggles, etc. So, the key is to be very well versed on how to exploit these issues, and we win.

Relisten to the debate for a review of the issues that Romney did so well with. Repeat the performance, and repeat the points he made in ads and talking points. For a light download, in a tab, you can listen to the audio of the debate: http://www.npr.org/2012/10/03/162258551/transcript-first-obama-romney-presidential-debate

anotherJoe on October 7, 2012 at 8:34 PM

“PublicPolicyPolling ‏@ppppolls

Y’all asked for a preview of Virginia so here it is: Obama is still ahead there. Final numbers soon

D+n

solve for n

faraway on October 7, 2012 at 8:34 PM”

What was wrong with the Dem +1 sample they used for WI? If anything, it was terribly slanted to the GOP’s advantage.

gumbyandpokey on October 7, 2012 at 8:35 PM

The thing that makes me hopeful is that Newsweek is the one who has the story and several outlets are reporting that Obama’s campaign has been trying to block it.

gophergirl on October 7, 2012 at 8:29 PM

The fact that the King is trying to block a private company is truly frightening.

How exactly can they do that?

JPeterman on October 7, 2012 at 8:35 PM

The debate already put the Romney momentum to sleep and the big PPP Virginia poll will be out soon showing Obama still in the lead, which is just what I said would happen. All the numbers crashed for Mitt on Saturday.

gumbyandpokey on October 7, 2012 at 8:28 PM

You lie more than Obama. All the numbers crashed for Mitt on Saturday? In the real world, no, they didn’t. Can you please give your troll card to someone who isn’t in high school and who can present more cogent arguments? Coming to this site and flat-out lying isn’t considered ‘effort’, even by real trolls.

By the way, the is no such thing as a ‘big PPP Virginia poll.” Rookie.

joejm65 on October 7, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Looks like Chavez might go down. One socialist down one to go.

gophergirl on October 7, 2012 at 8:07 PM

For a second there, thought you might be alluding to the other reason for Obama’s California visit. Still skimming for the Hispanic vote. Obama owes him for “¡Si, se puede!” in 2008. In 2012 it’s “¡no, nadie se habría podido!”

de rigueur on October 7, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Don’t engage people – cut off the flow of oxygen and they will go away.

I still have a headache from this morning.

gophergirl on October 7, 2012 at 8:37 PM

gophergirl on October 7, 2012 at 8:33 PM

If she is in need of a hug and some comfort, I would be happy to volunteer*.
.
.
.
Mrs. cozmo said it would be okay…really.

cozmo on October 7, 2012 at 8:37 PM

“Everyone is in shock,” said one long-time Democratic activist. “No one can understand what happened.”

Really? What happened is clear. The rat-eared coward got his clock cleaned in a debate he was supposed to win.

Happy Nomad on October 7, 2012 at 8:37 PM

The fact that the King is trying to block a private company is truly frightening.

How exactly can they do that?

JPeterman on October 7, 2012 at 8:35 PM

This is Dear Leader – he EO’d the Dream Act. He thinks he can do anything.

gophergirl on October 7, 2012 at 8:38 PM

8 letters – LANDSLIDE!

faraway on October 7, 2012 at 8:38 PM

ted c on October 7, 2012 at 8:17 PM

The comments which follow savaging Obama are worth reading, too. Perhaps, as Cliff Thier suggests, the cover “has brought a very downmarket element to the New Yorker’s web site. Very uncouth comments. It’s like a motorcycle gang has invaded a bucolic college campus.”

Heading off to the New Yorker….

Night Owl on October 7, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Electrongod on October 7, 2012 at 8:29 PM

…there is a request in…that however responds to the one troll…be stricken with genital grabs from using a toilet in a public facility…so don’t go anywhere for the next month buddy!

KOOLAID2 on October 7, 2012 at 8:38 PM

i wonder who denvers going to trade, in order to get Tebow back?

renalin on October 7, 2012 at 8:38 PM

cozmo on October 7, 2012 at 8:37 PM

She’s really beautiful and apparently smart too.

gophergirl on October 7, 2012 at 8:38 PM

“All the numbers crashed for Mitt on Saturday?”

Actually, yes. Gallup, Rasmussen and PPP all had Obama winning Saturday (and probably Sunday) after doing very poorly on Thurs and Fri.

The “jobs bounce” my friend, the “jobs bounce”. That was the game changer. All the fools here went on and on and on about how people wouldn’t believe the number, lol. Looks like they believed it.

gumbyandpokey on October 7, 2012 at 8:38 PM

“The debate already put the Romney momentum to sleep and the big PPP Virginia poll will be out soon showing Obama still in the lead, which is just what I said would happen. All the numbers crashed for Mitt on Saturday.

gumbyandpokey on October 7, 2012 at 8:28 P

Says the idiot who told us that Scott Walker was going down.

JPeterman on October 7, 2012 at 8:39 PM

She’s really beautiful and apparently smart too.

gophergirl on October 7, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Well duh!

cozmo on October 7, 2012 at 8:39 PM

“8 letters – LANDSLIDE!”

10 letters – JOBS BOUNCE

gumbyandpokey on October 7, 2012 at 8:40 PM

i wonder who denvers going to trade, in order to get Tebow back?

renalin on October 7, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Are Denver fans shouting ‘Tebow, Tebow’ already?

faraway on October 7, 2012 at 8:40 PM

so don’t go anywhere for the next month buddy!

KOOLAID2 on October 7, 2012 at 8:38 PM

I responded with silence :)

Electrongod on October 7, 2012 at 8:40 PM

joejm65 on October 7, 2012 at 8:36 PM

…the first symptoms are itchiness!

KOOLAID2 on October 7, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Pantload…

Seven Percent Solution on October 7, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Might I add “steaming” in front of your apt description?

Sasha List on October 7, 2012 at 8:41 PM

gumbyandpokey on October 7, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Well duh!

cozmo on October 7, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Once we get the first, the second will come right afterwards.

cozmo on October 7, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Jobs Bounce?

Baaahaaahhaaahhaaa
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Hahahahahahahhaaha

Electrongod on October 7, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Silence is golden, but my eyes still see
Silence is golden, golden, but my eyes still see

Got to love the Four Seasons

gophergirl on October 7, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Electrongod on October 7, 2012 at 8:40 PM

(:->)
…that still gave it a secretion!

KOOLAID2 on October 7, 2012 at 8:43 PM

JPeterman on October 7, 2012 at 8:39 PM

please don’t talk to gumbo. i want to see it in the death spiral as it winds itself up and then crashes.

gracie on October 7, 2012 at 8:44 PM

“8 letters – LANDSLIDE!”

gumbyandpokey on October 7, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Wow. Joe Biden, is that you?

fossten on October 7, 2012 at 8:44 PM

What a throw!

gophergirl on October 7, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Pat Caddell on how Romney failed to take advantage of his debate performance…

“So what the Romney campaign needs now–has, in fact, needed in the days since that Denver debate–is a real strategy for pressing home its newfound advantage. It is surprising to me–no, make that amazing, unbelievable, incomprehensible–that the Romney campaign is not using footage of the debates in its campaign ads. Instead, the latest Romney spot shows a distinctly pre-debate mindset, hammering, of all people, Stephanie Cutter. Well, here’s a news flash for the Romney campaign–Ms. Cutter is not on the ballot in a month….

“A smarter Romney campaign would have gone national–not just local and swing-state–with ads touting Romney’s performance, and also reminding people, however subtly, that Obama wimped out in Denver. That is, rather than simply paying the extortionate ad prices in the over-bought swing states, the Romney campaign should invest a little money to persuade the whole nation that he is a strong debater and thus a strong debater. As in 1980, there’s a national wave waiting to happen against the incumbent Democrat in the White House, and so a national campaign–at least for this moment–would serve to remind folks that Romney wants to be the leader of the whole country. And who knows–such campaign nationalization could break loose a blue state or two. ”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/07/Debate-What-Romney-Did-What-Obama-Didn-t-What-Ryan-Should-And-How-Romney-Can-Take-It-All

gumbyandpokey on October 7, 2012 at 8:45 PM

“Everyone is in shock,” said one long-time Democratic activist. “No one can understand what happened.”

48% forecasted this in 08…his mask was ripped off debate night, followed by his Armani suit and his manties, all neatly stacked next to the empty chair at the podium…other than Mitt staying on attack with his no huddle offense, there was no surprise for me, all so predicatble with a teleprompter-less stage….

hillsoftx on October 7, 2012 at 8:45 PM

blink on October 7, 2012 at 8:41 PM

cozmo on October 7, 2012 at 8:41 PM

…you guys are going to get the GRABS !

KOOLAID2 on October 7, 2012 at 8:46 PM

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