Quotes of the day

posted at 10:49 pm on October 15, 2012 by Allahpundit

One senior Democratic official expressed real concern tonight unlike I have heard before about Ohio potentially slipping away from Obama (the state has been trending Republican in statewide races, Rob Portman has become a force, religious and gun groups are flooding the state with voter contacts, two of Romney’s top strategists have recently won a statewide race there, etc).

This doesn’t mean Romney has the upper hand right now. But it is no longer at all implausible that he could take the three Southern battlegrounds and Ohio. If he does that, he sure as heck would have the upper hand. And that leaves at least some Democrats with the shakes.

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In a stark warning on the eve of the second presidential debate, veteran Democratic strategists Stanley B. Greenberg and James Carville write in a newly released memo that the campaign “has reached a tipping point” that could cost President Obama reelection if he does not present a more compelling vision for the next four years…

In an interview, Greenberg said that at the first debate, Mitt Romney caused many voters who are worried about the nation’s direction to view him in a new light, mostly by convincing them he had aggressive plans to improve the economy — even as Obama conveyed little about goals of his own. After the debate, Greenberg said, undecided and loosely committed voters “are looking at Romney. Before [the debate] I thought they were trying to get to Obama. But I don’t think that’s true anymore. I think now they are considering Romney, which is why the next debate is pretty critical.”

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Obama has two big problems going into the second showdown with Romney. One, he needs to win just to level the score. And two, even if he wins at Hofstra, it’s likely the second debate will have fewer viewers and receive less attention than the first. So the president actually needs not only to win, but to win big to return to an equal debate footing with Romney after the disaster in Denver…

The strategist wants to see a forceful Obama — a really forceful Obama — take on Romney. “The ’47 percent,’ he ought to be shoving up Romney’s a–,” the Democrat says. “Romney can say he apologized. But Obama can say an apology doesn’t change things. Romney didn’t misspeak. That was a two-minute oration that basically gave Romney’s view of America.”…

“You can overcompensate, and he has to be careful not to,” the Democratic strategist says. “You can’t go from being a pussycat to a pit bull.”

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Obama’s biggest problem, however, may not be Romney but the debate’s format, which couldn’t be more difficult for an incumbent mounting a comeback. The second debate will be town-hall-style, where a selected audience of undecided voters asks the questions, many of which will likely focus on the president’s tenure.

Hence, Obama must figure out how to defend his record before the crowd, focusing most of his attention on his individual questioners, while at the same time attacking Romney—and all without overdoing the negativism that typically doesn’t play well in such formats. Pulling that off may be the only way the president can prove to the millions of Americans watching on TV that he can do what he failed to accomplish last week in Denver: effectively counter the insurgent across from him on the stage…

In a town-hall format, an attack strategy risks annoying the audience, Sabato says. In Richmond, he adds, “members of the audience could be seen openly rebelling when the candidates got too negative.”

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[A]lmost all the damage in town hall-style presidential debates is self-inflicted. The only way to win is to allow your opponent to make mistakes

If Obama is listening to the advice of countless media pundits that suggest he ought to come out more aggressively–and all signs are that he will try to do just that–then he is heading for trouble. Not only is Romney at his best when being attacked, but attacking Romney in front of a group of real-life voters will seem petty and will likely reinforce perceptions of Obama as running a negative campaign without new ideas or proposals.

Similarly, if Romney listens to his innumerable critics who describe him as out of touch with ordinary people (based on very little evidence), and tries too hard to “empathize” with the people in the room, he may end up looking foolish. Yet he cannot be passive, either, and rest on his laurels, because that will lend credence to the media’s narrative.

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Until just over a week ago, President Obama’s campaign was on the cusp of doing something unprecedented in modern presidential politics: turning the election into a referendum on the challenger, Mitt Romney. Why is that so special? Because every prior example of an incumbent running for reelection in recent times has wound up being a referendum on the guy in the White House…

His advisers have long believed that a weary public has no patience for grand ideas or presidential self-applause. So Obama’s strategy has focused primarily on going after Romney—until last week, with remarkable success.

But Romney’s debate performance and his subsequent revival suggest that voters do have an appetite for big ideas and promises, no matter how vaguely defined. Unless Obama begins to offer a few of his own, there’s little reason to assume that a referendum on his presidency will turn out the way he hopes.

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[H]is problem is this: In Denver he didn’t just lose a debate—he lost the carefully cultivated illusion of a larger-than-life figure who was Lincoln and FDR and Moses all wrapped in one.

Some 67 million Americans were watching on TV. What they saw was the scene from the Wizard of Oz, when Dorothy’s dog pulls back the curtain to reveal there is no wizard at all, just a man from the Midwest who pumped himself up into something far beyond his mortal self—and got the whole of Oz to believe it…

In the two remaining debates, Mr. Obama will surely be more assertive, more competitive, and more engaged than he was in round one. But this time the curtain has been pulled back and the aura is gone. That means Mr. Obama’s Republican opponent—for the first time in two presidential contests—will finally be contesting a mere mortal, not a wizard of his own Oz.

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Everyone loves a comeback, and just as pundits and reporters found one after the first debate in Denver in the GOP nominee’s strong performance, Romney and GOP operatives argue that the same will hold true of the president following Tuesday’s second round on Long Island.

A senior Romney adviser predicted that “It’s going to be very hard to find observers to say [Obama] was just as bad as he was in the first debate…. the last debate sort of lowered a lot of expectations in the minds of many observers.”

“Perhaps Romney’s biggest challenge will be overcoming a Gang of 500 who would love nothing more than reporting ‘Obama wins round by KO’ lede,’” concurred Brad Dayspring, a GOP strategist and adviser to the YG Action Fund. “Obama the comeback kid is a very appealing story line.”

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Via Pew.

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Dick Morris was saying tonight Romney should start going after states like MN, WI and PA…

MGardner on October 15, 2012 at 11:25 PM

He also said that New Jersey “is in play.” NEW JERSEY?! I live in New Jersey and can tell you with absolute confidence that (a) New Jersey is NOT in play and (b) you can ignore any prognostications made by Dick Morris, whose track record makes The Amazing Criswell look like the prophet Isaiah.

ManlyRash on October 15, 2012 at 11:31 PM

The only way Romney can be proven wrong about the 47% is if they vote for him. Because that was the crux of his comments. 47% are a lock for Obama.

Prove him wrong.

nitzsche on October 15, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Isn’t Scrumpy an older lady?

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Old is only a state of mind.

Bmore on October 15, 2012 at 11:32 PM

I live in a solid red state and am currently visiting family in a swing state. SOOO many TV ads and phone calls. Not used to this!

Jackalope on October 15, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Otay Peeps,I`m bailing out,getting bug eyed with
too many multiple window news/twitter thingys!

Nite Everyone====================:)

canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Old is only a state of mind.

Bmore on October 15, 2012 at 11:32 PM

I didn’t say old!

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Like I said before – you and Ed gave us Al Franken. Hawaii is more likely to vote Rmoney than Minnesota. Which is weird – it’s fulla Scandinavians who left Scandinavia. I know. I am one.

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 11:25 PM

I believe MN was the only state Reagan didn’t carry in ’84. Someone scrounged up an extra 5,000 votes so Mondale didn’t lose all 50. That p*sses me off more than Al Franken…..

joejm65 on October 15, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Hi Scrumpy.

SparkPlug on October 15, 2012 at 11:18 PM

We also have a scrappy.

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Where’s Cozmo?

txhsmom on October 15, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Texas is in play for obama.

IPSO/FACTO poll with a reasonable D+1 sample puts obama up by 3 over Romney.

If Texas is in play, Florida and Ohio are off the table as far as Mitt is concerned.

Oh well. Better luck in ’16.

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Based on the foregoing, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that, unless he screws up horribly, Obama will walk away victorious.

ManlyRash on October 15, 2012 at 11:24 PM

You are assuming Obama will be coherent and Mitt will be less effective than the last debate. I disagree.

Of course, I’m no rocket scientist, so what do I know?

Mitsouko on October 15, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Where’s Cozmo?

txhsmom on October 15, 2012 at 11:33 PM

He’s around. Hiding, prolly.

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Lanceman, maybe ole Scrumpy would prefer this candy.

Bmore on October 15, 2012 at 11:36 PM

He also said that New Jersey “is in play.” NEW JERSEY?! I live in New Jersey and can tell you with absolute confidence that (a) New Jersey is NOT in play and (b) you can ignore any prognostications made by Dick Morris, whose track record makes The Amazing Criswell look like the prophet Isaiah.

ManlyRash on October 15, 2012 at 11:31 PM

He threw the NJ in the end to make headlines nothing else…

He doesn’t actually think NJ will go red…

MGardner on October 15, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Gallup: “Hey midgets, gin up the D+25 polls.”

faraway on October 15, 2012 at 11:20 PM

You mean the D+25 polls that only show Rmoney up by 3 points?
/Typical Dem poll stooge

Benedict Nelson on October 15, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Texas is in play for obama.

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 11:35 PM

I hope your joking…

MGardner on October 15, 2012 at 11:38 PM

. Progressivism marches on…

wolly4321 on October 15, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Yep, which is why I always say, that when it comes down to it, Obama is actually just nothing more than a haemorrhoid on the anus that is Progressivism.

Ponyland sounds perfect for Obama

Gracelynn on October 15, 2012 at 11:25 PM

He’s the Emperor Godiva galloping astride his white, unicorn stallion through the goldbrick roads of My Little Progressive Ponyland as his legions of flying monkeys throw moonbeams, lollipops, sprinkles, rainbows and teddy bears at his feet.

Resist We Much on October 15, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Where’s Cozmo?

txhsmom on October 15, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Waiting for Mrs. cozmo to finish what she is doing. We have important things to do.

Then I will be gone, but browsing ’til then.

I will leave y’all with this.

Crowder’s video reminded me of it

Though he used the Labyrinth look.

I’m a guy, but that rear end is impressive.

cozmo on October 15, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Time for bed – here’s hoping for a fun debate night.

gophergirl on October 15, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Texas is in play for obama.

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 11:35 PM

And Taxachusetts is in play for Romney! Lol!

Benedict Nelson on October 15, 2012 at 11:40 PM

You forgot the /sarc tag…

disa on October 15, 2012 at 10:56 PM

No, I forgot the gumbo timestamp.time warp

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Fify

jimver on October 15, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Candy for our friend John the Libertarian.

Bmore on October 15, 2012 at 11:40 PM

I hope your joking…

MGardner on October 15, 2012 at 11:38 PM

And Taxachusetts is in play for Romney! Lol!

Benedict Nelson on October 15, 2012 at 11:40 PM

You guys let the ol’ Gumbo jerk you around. I figger I’ll do it too.

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 11:41 PM

cozmo on October 15, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Hey, I heard you were banned.

Bmore on October 15, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Anyone seen libdie since the, uh, unpleasantness?

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Of course, I’m no rocket scientist, so what do I know?

Mitsouko on October 15, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Precisely.

ManlyRash on October 15, 2012 at 11:42 PM

You guys let the ol’ Gumbo jerk you around. I figger I’ll do it too.

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 11:41 PM

The IPSO/FACTO polling firm was a nice touch!

Mitsouko on October 15, 2012 at 11:43 PM

RWM, for your blog or further research, or just fyi.

Schadenfreude on October 15, 2012 at 11:43 PM

I mentioned this a few times on here back in the primaries but it’s worth bringing up again because I don’t think a lot of people know about it. Romney has kept in his back pocket his most powerful defense against the 47% and the caricature of him being a greedy monster.

As Governor of MA, he didn’t take a salary, which also means he didn’t burden the state taxpayers with a pension. He also ran the Olympics for free. Is it small money comparable to his overall wealth? Of course. But it’s a powerful symbolic gesture that discredits the attacks against him.

Interestingly, CBS asked him about this in an interview a few months ago. He said he had no comment. I’ve been convinced for over a year that he’s been waiting for the perfect time to bring this up and announce that he won’t be taking a salary as president either. If Obama attacks him during this town hall or he gets a question about his wealth, using this would be the debate moment he needs to close Obama out once and for all.

RepublicanInMA on October 15, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Anyone seen libdie since the, uh, unpleasantness?

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 11:42 PM

He’s healing :)..

jimver on October 15, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Most voters have already heard all they need to hear about the 47%. it’s not changing the game. The lefts insistence that Obama harp on it reminds me of Obama’s certainty that if he just kept giving speeches about Obamacare, we’d all fall in love with it. Libs never learn, do they?

BettyRuth on October 15, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Retro Candy.

Bmore on October 15, 2012 at 11:45 PM

gophergirl on October 15, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Later..Enjoyed it!..:)

Dire Straits on October 15, 2012 at 11:45 PM

You guys let the ol’ Gumbo jerk you around. I figger I’ll do it too.

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 11:41 PM

I try to be nice to Gumbo…

Mostly I’ll ignore him, but sometimes I feel like a tussle…

MGardner on October 15, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 11:41 PM

I’ve read enough of your posts to know you’re just impersonating our favorite Pollshivik troll, G&P :D

Benedict Nelson on October 15, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Oh I know – I can’t help but be nervous. Maybe because the future of this country is riding on this.

I’m sure Mitt will be better than he was at the first debate. I just don’t trust Candy Crowley or Obama.

gophergirl on October 15, 2012 at 11:21 PM

.
Hmmmmmmm, I diagnose an incipient case of Eeyorism! (/s – not really)

Fortunately, I have a cure.

Every time the SCOAMF says “uh”, “hmm” or pauses mid-sentence; take a 1 milliliter sip of your favorite flavor of ethyl alcohol.

After the first 30 minutes of this ‘prescription’, your nervousness will disappear and you will have a much happier frame of mind.

For the tee-totalers among us (by my last count there were 7.5), please remember going into tomorrow night’s debate …

… there are millions of Americans who were “awakened” by the last debate to the fact that the SCOAMF is an empty suit, a myth, an illusion.

This time, they will be looking at everything the SCOAMF does as just another attempt to deceive them.

PolAgnostic on October 15, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Texas is in play for obama.

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 11:35 PM

I hope your joking…

MGardner on October 15, 2012 at 11:38 PM

“No, he is so totally NOT joking. According to the latest Kim Jong-un POLLytech University national and state polls and the Castro-Guevara Battleground Poll of Swing States for Comrades poll, Obama is leading in Texas with a R +99 sample. Even the poll conducted by the Young China Party, which surveyed every Mormon, investment banker, stock owner, Tea Party member and capitalist in America found Obama leading Romney by 49 points.”

- dumbygumbyandpokey, Assistant to the Press Secretary of the Ministry of Truth

Resist We Much on October 15, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Texas is in play for obama.

IPSO/FACTO poll with a reasonable D+1 sample puts obama up by 3 over Romney.

If Texas is in play, Florida and Ohio are off the table as far as Mitt is concerned.

Oh well. Better luck in ’16.

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Sure you’re joking, but my state is about as much in play for Obama as my tallywhacker is for Angelina Jolie.

TXUS on October 15, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Will the Aaaaubbaymmmaa faun lady be in the audience tomorrow?

burrata on October 15, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Oh Candy.

Bmore on October 15, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Schadenfreude on October 15, 2012 at 11:43 PM

I saw that! France has become one of the most anti-Semitic countries in all of the EU. It also so happens to have the largest Muslim population. I’m sure that it a total coincidence./

Resist We Much on October 15, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Some candy talking.

Bmore on October 15, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Old is only a state of mind.

Bmore on October 15, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Joe Biden was born old.

Resist We Much on October 15, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Sorry, cons. Drudge has a new graphic up. obama has taken the lead in all 57 states.

Perhaps Mexico is the only thing left that’s still on the table for Romney.

You ran your best guy and you lost. Possibly for a generation or better.

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Symphony of destruction,,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlVB2To_FsY&feature=youtube_gdata_player.

Sounds about right.

BTW,, he’s a Conservative.

wolly4321 on October 15, 2012 at 11:54 PM

there will definitely be a question on GM bankruptcy…barry needs to be able to drive OH home to him…candy will be sure to probe Mitt’s comments in detail

I think Bain did some work on the auto bailout. Rattner, the car czar, attested to their fine work. Would be hard for Obama to demonize Romney/Bain when his own administration was taking their advice.

monalisa on October 15, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Sorry, cons. Drudge has a new graphic up. obama has taken the lead in all 57 states.

Perhaps Mexico is the only thing left that’s still on the table for Romney.

You ran your best guy and you lost. Possibly for a generation or better.

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Romney was born in Mexico, so Mexico is a lock.

Suck it piggy!

tom daschle concerned on October 15, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Resist We Much on October 15, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Indeed, indeed…plus, no more “mother and father” on their birth certificates, as of last week, I think, plus this.

Schadenfreude on October 15, 2012 at 11:56 PM

sometimes I feel like a tussle…

MGardner on October 15, 2012 at 11:46 PM

“Sometimes you feel like a tussle; sometimes you don’t!”

Resist We Much on October 15, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Romney was born in Mexico, so Mexico is a lock.

Suck it piggy!

tom daschle concerned on October 15, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Hispanics are a lock for Romney.

Schadenfreude on October 15, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Joe Biden was born old brain damaged.

Resist We Much on October 15, 2012 at 11:53 PM

FIFY

ManlyRash on October 15, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Mr Johnson , you just scared the bejjezus out of me!
please please please use the / tag ! lol

katee bayer on October 15, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Romney was born in Mexico, so Mexico is a lock.

Suck it piggy!

tom daschle concerned on October 15, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Romney was born in Michigan. I think it was Detroit, which I suppose could be called a third-world country.

Resist We Much on October 15, 2012 at 11:58 PM

I’m getting sleepy.

Bmore on October 15, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Romney was born in Mexico, so Mexico is a lock.

Suck it piggy!

tom daschle concerned on October 15, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Sorry. That was last week. The momentum has swung back to obama after that pathetic little debate bump he got.

This time obama will be ready to refute that flip-flopper’s lies. Look for a more confident obama tomorrow night.

I almost feel sorry for you.

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 11:59 PM

I hope your joking…

MGardner on October 15, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Lanceman is channeling our resident poll troll.

22044 on October 15, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Romney was born in Michigan. I think it was Detroit, which I suppose could be called a third-world country.

Resist We Much on October 15, 2012 at 11:58 PM

!!! my husband and his family are from detroit, they fled that place about 15 years ago , while it is a lot more depressing than it used to be i wouldnt go so far as to call it a third world country .

katee bayer on October 16, 2012 at 12:00 AM

please please please use the / tag ! lol

katee bayer on October 15, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Nope. These clowns allow gutmeandpokeme to jerk their chains to the point of tedium.

Screw it, I’M gonna have some fun.

Lanceman on October 16, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Ugh. Kimmel is having Honey Boo Boo on. I gotta be in bed by then.

22044 on October 16, 2012 at 12:01 AM

lol well i still love you Mr. Johnson. even if you are a lil strange sometimes!

katee bayer on October 16, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Joe Biden was born old brain damaged.

Resist We Much on October 15, 2012 at 11:53 PM

FIFY

ManlyRash on October 15, 2012 at 11:57 PM

FIFY.

FRCP 12(b)(57): Failure to first prove that Biden was born with a brain that could be damaged.

Motion to dismiss granted. lol

Resist We Much on October 16, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Romney was born in Michigan. I think it was Detroit, which I suppose could be called a third-world country.

Resist We Much on October 15, 2012 at 11:58 PM

No kidding, but I think you can say that about Chicago too.

Schadenfreude on October 16, 2012 at 12:03 AM

you are a lil strange sometimes!

katee bayer on October 16, 2012 at 12:02 AM

I don’t go into a 7-11 or a Drunkin Donuts without a slight Indian accent.

Lanceman on October 16, 2012 at 12:03 AM

oh my goodness! that is too funny.

katee bayer on October 16, 2012 at 12:04 AM

katee bayer on October 16, 2012 at 12:00 AM

I’m just joking although two French photographers have published a book of the most incredible photos of the ruins of Detroit. They are absolutely astonishing…and heartbreaking.

Resist We Much on October 16, 2012 at 12:05 AM

I’ll give you fish.

Bmore on October 16, 2012 at 12:05 AM

i wouldnt go so far as to call it a third world country .

katee bayer on October 16, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Have you seen it recently? A friend of mine was there just last week. He had spent a couple of months there back in the 90′s and said he could not believe what Detroit looked like now. The only major city in America that is returning to nature. The tree’s are growing faster than Detroit is.

SWalker on October 16, 2012 at 12:05 AM

I don’t go into a 7-11 or a Drunkin Donuts without a slight Indian accent.

Lanceman on October 16, 2012 at 12:03 AM

So, wat is yur level of consciousness today?

Schadenfreude on October 16, 2012 at 12:05 AM

i havent been in like 2 years or so but my mother in law was just there last week or the week before , she took lots of video lol and i had to sit through all of it. and while she was up there she sold about 300 dollars worth of my candles for me ! so i couldnt complain lol

katee bayer on October 16, 2012 at 12:07 AM

I wonder if Manly is voting for Menendez.

Lanceman on October 16, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Lanceman on October 16, 2012 at 12:03 AM

So, wat is yur level of consciousness today?

Schadenfreude on October 16, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Would that be being before, or after my brain freezing squishy? The havoc seems to be playing with my conscienceless when the squishy is involved…

SWalker on October 16, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Re Detroit
I post a couple of comments on another blog that God doesn’t destroy nations like He did in Old Testament times.
Detroit confirms that liberals destroy them as well. And states and cities.

22044 on October 16, 2012 at 12:09 AM

*should have left out the phrase “as well”

22044 on October 16, 2012 at 12:11 AM

I bought a 4 TB external hard drive for election night.

wargamer6 on October 16, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Candy store.

Bmore on October 16, 2012 at 12:13 AM

I bought a 4 TB external hard drive for election night.

wargamer6 on October 16, 2012 at 12:12 AM

What should the max temp my chipset reaches be?

Lanceman on October 16, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Lanceman on October 16, 2012 at 12:13 AM

500 degrees. When it starts smoking, you’ll know it’s working.

wargamer6 on October 16, 2012 at 12:14 AM

um why on earth would you need 4 TB for election night? thats like enough to hold a huge library or something….

katee bayer on October 16, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Nope. These clowns allow gutmeandpokeme to jerk their chains to the point of tedium.

Screw it, I’M gonna have some fun.

Lanceman on October 16, 2012 at 12:00 AM

.
While you are doing yeoman’s work in dedication to his themes …

… you’re just not able to pack in the same density of stupid as the original so effortlessly exudes in every line.

But if you’re enjoying yourself, keep it up.

PolAgnostic on October 16, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Because I can record in pure HD off of Comcast. Last week’s debate was around 20 gigs for an hour and a half.

wargamer6 on October 16, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Tequila Candy.

Bmore on October 16, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Detroit…

Bainbridge naval base. Abandoned cities look eerie. Bainbridge is where we used to party. It looked like a scene outta planet of the apes. Overgrown. Red dawn.

wolly4321 on October 16, 2012 at 12:17 AM

… you’re just not able to pack in the same density of stupid as the original so effortlessly exudes in every line.

But if you’re enjoying yourself, keep it up.

PolAgnostic on October 16, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Nah RioLinda is much better at the net than I am. Hell, he even convinces me sometimes if I ain’t careful.

Lanceman on October 16, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Candy for Dire. QOTD song. Flowers.

Bmore on October 16, 2012 at 12:21 AM

um okay if you say so , i just know i have 1 TB and it has enough music on it to last me 332 solid days without ever repeating a song , over 400 books and every digital photo i ever took on it plus back up copies of some of my hubbies software stuff like dreamweaver .. so while i am not pc literate i do have a vague idea of how big a TB is lol

katee bayer on October 16, 2012 at 12:21 AM

I’ve been convinced for over a year that he’s been waiting for the perfect time to bring this up and announce that he won’t be taking a salary as president either. If Obama attacks him during this town hall or he gets a question about his wealth, using this would be the debate moment he needs to close Obama out once and for all.

RepublicanInMA on October 15, 2012 at 11:43 PM

That would be awesome. I can imagine an Obama equivalent to his McCain debate, “Well, I have a bracelet too” moment. Only this time, it will be devastating. Besides which, Moochelle would slice off what little he has left if he volunteered not to take a salary next four years.

AZfederalist on October 16, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Obama gave me a phone!

tom daschle concerned on October 16, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Resist We Much on October 16, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Here are some great pics.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2193717/Detroit-Housing-Photographs-crumbling-houses-litter-Detroits-dilapidated-neighbourhoods.html

Brat on October 16, 2012 at 12:24 AM

We also have a scrappy.

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 11:19 PM

And a Spanky. No kidding.

SparkPlug on October 16, 2012 at 12:26 AM

Schadenfreude on October 15, 2012 at 11:43 PM

I saw that! France has become one of the most anti-Semitic countries in all of the EU. It also so happens to have the largest Muslim population. I’m sure that it a total coincidence./

Resist We Much on October 15, 2012 at 11:50 PM

The average French have always been anti-semitic (think L’Affaire Dreyfus), they just masked it well in the post-war decades, coz they needed the Marshall Plan mooney for the reconstrunction and they had to play nice. They dropped the masks completeley in the the last two decades, France is a big, disgusting anti-semitic club currently. The size of the Muslim population there has of course something to do with this anti-semitic revivalism, but it’s also used as an excuse.

jimver on October 16, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Part of me wants a meltdown. So I finally get to meet progs head on. For all the years of grief,,, some payback. I don’t think there isk any other way that they understand.

I seriously hate them.

wolly4321 on October 16, 2012 at 12:28 AM

I think it pretty immature to be making fun of Candy Cowley just because she is heavy set. I wish you people would grow up and stop making fun of Ms. Cowley.

Its not nice.

SparkPlug on October 16, 2012 at 12:30 AM

France is the lowest of the low on the scale of scumbag nations as far as i am concerned. they belittle americans every chance they get and whine about how we should mind our own but the SECOND they are in trouble they come running to us for help. besides that i have never met a french person who just wasnt rude and unwashed (literally)

katee bayer on October 16, 2012 at 12:30 AM

I think it pretty immature to be making fun of Candy Cowley just because she is heavy set. I wish you people would grow up and stop making fun of Ms. Cowley.

Its not nice.

SparkPlug on October 16, 2012 at 12:30 AM

She is just another statistic in dumber and drunker America.

:/

tom daschle concerned on October 16, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Has anyone else seen this?

October Surprise

Countdown timer gets my attention.

One of the site’s tweets said it will turn a ‘nailbiter’ into a ‘landslide’ of 1984 proportions.

I did some digging. The wayback machine (Internet Archive) shows that this was an Anti-Bush site back in 2004 and 2005. In 2004, this site was speculating on a possible October Surprise by the Bush campaign which was to be that Bush was hiding Bin Laden. It had no evidence for this other than a rumor started by none other than Madeline Albright. This site links to a few more Anti-Bush sites.

If the domain is owned by the same person with the same political motivations, it makes me wonder…

Is something getting ready to drop for Romney?

Corporal Tunnel on October 16, 2012 at 12:32 AM

tom daschle concerned on October 16, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Just because Ms. Cowley is gravitationally challenged doesn’t mean that heavy set people can’t one day plunge to earth at the speed of sound provided of course that they pay for the enormous amount of helium if would take to lift them.

SparkPlug on October 16, 2012 at 12:33 AM

SparkPlug on October 16, 2012 at 12:30 AM

I see what you did, Sparky!

INC on October 16, 2012 at 12:33 AM

We also have a scrappy.

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 11:19 PM

And a Spanky. No kidding.

SparkPlug on October 16, 2012 at 12:26 AM

What we need now is a Frumpy. Wait………………

I think it pretty immature to be making fun of Candy Cowley just because she is heavy set. I wish you people would grow up and stop making fun of Ms. Cowley.

Its not nice.

SparkPlug on October 16, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Never mind.

Bmore on October 16, 2012 at 12:34 AM

INC on October 16, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Darn. I’ll never be able to Bishop someone. I’m just not good at it.

LOL.

SparkPlug on October 16, 2012 at 12:36 AM

I finally watched the cnn hillary piece. So shameless.

managed to weave in Congress and work together and military spending

as instapundit says D operatives with bylines

i know that few people actually follow the news aside from entertainment and sports….but Libya? wasn’t that barry’s thing, work with nato to free the people?

and then, just walk away. let the little people at State worry about it…don’t blame me, i didn’t know anything about it.

al queda? no, they are dead…Axe told me to say that….i killed bin laden you know..i’m a strong horse…axe told me to say that too

r keller on October 16, 2012 at 12:36 AM

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