Quotes of the day

posted at 10:43 pm on October 25, 2012 by Allahpundit

Obama’s Chicago-based brain trust had intended to highlight four years of “solid, steady progress” in the final days of the race, several Democrats told POLITICO, with a healthy dose of hammering Romney — a strategy that had given Obama a lead going into that fateful first debate.

Instead, the pressure is now on Obama to prove himself — and oh so late in the game. That led his campaign on Tuesday to release a detailed, bullet-point plan for his second term — a formal agenda his team had long resisted despite appeals from the likes of Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi and James Carville, and an army of basic-cable liberals, who said the president needed to spend less time cutting down Romney and more time elevating himself…

“Maybe it’s not too late, but wouldn’t it have been cool to have a great document put out the day after the convention when everyone was riding really high, instead of now?” asked polling analyst Erica Seifert, who wrote several memos with Carville and Greenberg urging Obama to define his second-term agenda more clearly.

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It’s almost certain that President Obama released his agenda, titled “The New Economic Patriotism,” the night before a Donald Trump blockbuster announcement designed to derail Obama’s reelection. He had to have been hoping dearly the Trump stink-bomb would take all the oxygen away from any second-day stories about the “plan for jobs and middle-class security” the campaign published. It’s not just that the plan is the first voters have heard of any Obama has for his second term — two weeks before Election Day — but that the brochure is about as cheesy a cheap shot as they come.

Unfortunately for Obama, Trump’s pathetic gambit failed to trump the headline that Obama is trying to pass off recycled retreads as new plans and that he was forced to do so after losing the first presidential debate to Mitt Romney, plunging in the polls and sending Democrats into a state of nauseated panic. How, they asked the campaign, could the president possibly win a second term in such a tight race without having outlined an agenda for the next four years? And so an eleventh-hour glossy appeared to answer the charge that Obama had nothing in mind for 2013-2017, with pretty pictures and pabulum to prove it. Brace yourself, the plans include a tax plan that cuts the deficit and creates jobs, energy made in America, a reminder of all that is good about ObamaCare, a pledge to stop Medicare or Social Security from being privatized, reviving manufacturing, investing in education and growing small businesses.

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Why would the president wait until 14 days before the election, after the conventions and the debates, to release his plan? And then print 3.5 million copies of it, making the plan a publishing phenomenon to rival “Dreams from My Father”?

It’s the panicked realization that his campaign’s attempted destruction of Mitt Romney hasn’t worked and isn’t enough to win. The NBC/Wall Street Journal poll this week found that 62 percent of people want major changes in a prospective Obama second term. Four percent — that’s almost down to Obama administration officials and immediate family — want more of the same.

So the president needed someone to get on QuarkXPress to paste together “a new plan” and then run down to FedEx Kinko’s — pronto. But he couldn’t hit print during debate season, lest he give his opponent another target. Surely Romney would have loved to cite the risible document as Exhibit A for Obama’s status-quo presidency.

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Mr. Obama likes to say he inherited “the most severe economic emergency we’ve had since the Great Depression,” but then he claims that it didn’t matter that he staged a two-year fight to remake one-sixth of the economy and threatened to remake another four-sixths.

If recessions following financial crises really are worse than normal, as the President also told the Iowa editors, then why didn’t he take special care to postpone legislation that would add new costs to business, undermine confidence and thus weaken the recovery?

Mr. Obama didn’t really answer the Register’s question, so we will. He didn’t focus on the economy because he didn’t and still doesn’t understand how the private economy works. He doesn’t understand that incentives matter, or how government policies and regulation can sabotage growth. He really believes that government is the engine of economic prosperity.

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Why was the first debate so toxic for the president? Because the one thing he couldn’t do if he was going to win the election is let all the pent-up resentment toward him erupt. Americans had gotten used to him as The President. Whatever his policy choices, whatever general direction he seemed to put in place he was The President, a man who had gotten there through natural gifts and what all politicians need, good fortune.

What he couldn’t do was present himself, when everyone was looking, as smaller than you thought. Petulant, put upon, above it all, full of himself. He couldn’t afford to make himself look less impressive than the challenger in terms of command, grasp of facts, size…

But maybe these questions are all off. Maybe what happened isn’t a mystery at all.

That, anyway, is the view expressed this week by a member of the U.S. Senate who served there with Mr Obama and has met with him in the White House. People back home, he said, sometimes wonder what happened with the president in the debate. The senator said, I paraphrase: I sort of have to tell them that it wasn’t a miscalculation or a weird moment. I tell them: I know him, and that was him. That guy on the stage, that’s the real Obama.

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“President Obama really hasn’t given us a vision for a second-term agenda. Just a couple of days ago he came up with a slick new brochure, you know, with less than two weeks left, to say, ‘Oh, I do actually have an agenda,’ ” Ryan said.

“It is a slick—well, comic book—that was his word,” the Wisconsin congressman repeated after a man in the crowd shouted out the suggestion. “To me, a slick repackaging of more of the same. And look at what it has gotten us.”

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The changes are making my head spin. Night all.

And I had some hot tunes teed up…

cozmo on October 25, 2012 at 10:45 PM

VOTE ROMNEY!!

El_Terrible on October 25, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Obama’s 2012 campaign theme song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgSPaXgAdzE

LOSER!

wildcat72 on October 25, 2012 at 10:46 PM

I am honestly excited to vote for this man:

http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/10/25/white-house-insider-mitt-romneys-quiet-prayer-amidst-the-sound-of-thunder/

happytobehere on October 25, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Can’t comment in green room. I like the changes. Please don’t change the layout of the main articles though if you were thinking of it being the same as the green room.

Hello everyone!

MrX on October 25, 2012 at 10:46 PM

detailed, bullet-point plan

Oxymoron.

Not only did the author actually get *paid* to write this stupidity, it slipped right on by any/all editors as well.

Dark Star on October 25, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Obama’s Chicago-based brain trust

One of those things don’t belong.

Lourdes on October 25, 2012 at 10:47 PM

I like the Green Room moved to the front page! And the auto ads don’t bother me a bit — I’ve got this nifty little “mute” key on my computer. I enjoy this site and sincerely hope you guys keep growing, changing, and making some money from it.

Rational Thought on October 25, 2012 at 10:48 PM

What changes people taking about? I see Green Room thingy on homepage, thats the only new thing I’ve noticed.

El_Terrible on October 25, 2012 at 10:48 PM

talking about *

El_Terrible on October 25, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Green Room is better in the old location. Six headline articles is too few.

scrubjay on October 25, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Obama’s Chicago-based brain trust

I quit reading at that point.

Lanceman on October 25, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Can’t say I’m fond of the changes – especially of Ed and AP having sidebars in the Greenroom section. What’s wrong with a regular post to convey thoughts?

Unless of course, those are just test posts, in which case I limit my criticism to the layout – it’s a bit clunky. The posts are the real gold – it does you guys a disservice to push them farther down the page.

KingGold on October 25, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Green Room is better in the old location. Six headline articles is too few.

scrubjay on October 25, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Agreed. Use my name too when you e-mail Ed a complaint.

Lanceman on October 25, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Bisho… whoa WTF happened to the front-page?!?!?!!

Some more respect for the Green Room. I like that.

Still gotta get rid of the facebook crap.

Gingotts on October 25, 2012 at 10:49 PM

It’s a real shame that HA decided to ditch the terrific writers from down in the Green Room.

A real shame for sure.

JPeterman on October 25, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Obama’s Chicago-based brain trust

One of those things don’t belong.

Lourdes on October 25, 2012 at 10:47 PM

That is so Sesame Street even Big Bird wouldn’t need any binder to look it up in:

wildcat72 on October 25, 2012 at 10:50 PM

A bit sad about all the Greenroom people getting the boot. Sometimes they had the best articles. Oh well. Also, aside from Mr. Pundit and Ed, the writer lineup keeps changing.

andy85719 on October 25, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Obama didn’t run on his record and didn’t highlight a second term agenda because the Chicago Political Machine knows that neither of these things are popular.

Corporal Tunnel on October 25, 2012 at 10:52 PM

happytobehere on October 25, 2012 at 10:46 PM

It is going to be so nice to actually vote for a candidate instead of against one.

gophergirl on October 25, 2012 at 10:53 PM

“President Obama really hasn’t given us a vision for a second-term agenda. Just a couple of days ago he came up with a slick new brochure, you know, with less than two weeks left, to say, ‘Oh, I do actually have an agenda,’ ” Ryan said.

“It is a slick—well, comic book—that was his word,” the Wisconsin congressman repeated after a man in the crowd shouted out the suggestion. “To me, a slick repackaging of more of the same. And look at what it has gotten us.”

As an American and not as a political statement of scale, Left-Right, as an American citizen the thing that is most troubling to me is that Paul Ryan can share such a reasonable observation as that about extremely troubling conditions and it is dismissed by just enough other (citizens, the Left, Democrats) as being “politicizing” things.

They can’t, won’t, take the issues seriously to which Ryan refers, nor him for his observations. Instead, they dismiss these observations, Ryan and others like him who are literally the warning sirens about the big breaking wave that approaches. It’s truly like some people are blind to what it means and takes to survive.

Lourdes on October 25, 2012 at 10:53 PM

While they were making changes, I wonder why Hot Air didn’t move those facebook comments in Headlines down to the bottom of the page.

jaime on October 25, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Headlines too small – actual blogposts too far down – not liking new design!

Valkyriepundit on October 25, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Paul Ryan has not let me down. Mitt chose well.

wolly4321 on October 25, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Sesame Street: Obama is NOT like the others!

wildcat72 on October 25, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Dick

Electrongod on October 25, 2012 at 10:55 PM

HA’s headed to another Townhall like unreadable site…

d1carter on October 25, 2012 at 10:56 PM

It’s a real shame that HA decided to ditch the terrific writers from down in the Green Room.

A real shame for sure.

JPeterman on October 25, 2012 at 10:50 PM

A bit sad about all the Greenroom people getting the boot. Sometimes they had the best articles. Oh well. Also, aside from Mr. Pundit and Ed, the writer lineup keeps changing.

andy85719 on October 25, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Wait what? Well there go all of my good feelings about this change.

Howard Portnoy and Karl wrote some excellent stuff.

Gingotts on October 25, 2012 at 10:56 PM

That, anyway, is the view expressed this week by a member of the U.S. Senate who served there with Mr Obama and has met with him in the White House. People back home, he said, sometimes wonder what happened with the president in the debate. The senator said, I paraphrase: I sort of have to tell them that it wasn’t a miscalculation or a weird moment. I tell them: I know him, and that was him. That guy on the stage, that’s the real Obama.

Anyone know which senator said that?

Brat on October 25, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Where in the hell is the ol’ Gumbo???

Lanceman on October 25, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Somebody moved the furniture around! Jackie! Help!!!

KCB on October 25, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Put me down as another vote against Facebook comments. Or at least put those at the very bottom of the page.

El_Terrible on October 25, 2012 at 10:56 PM

What the….? Ouch! Who moved the furniture? I think I just tripped over the ‘green room’.

thatsafactjack on October 25, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Changing the format ten days before the biggest election of our lives..?

d1carter on October 25, 2012 at 10:57 PM

KCB on October 25, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Good evening, Ken! I know… I’m here….I think…

Nice to see you this evening. :)

thatsafactjack on October 25, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Where in the hell is the ol’ Gumbo???

Lanceman on October 25, 2012 at 10:56 PM

OBAMA UP 10% ON INTRADE IN ONE DAY, THE ONLY POLL THAT MATTERS. ROMNEY COLLAPSING. NEW AD TO TARGET WOMEN WINNING THE HEARTS AND MINDS.
/

El_Terrible on October 25, 2012 at 10:58 PM

This mike Crowley guy on Greta is such a schill. Just gushing over Ohio and their article in time magazine. He is going to be real pissed when the election is called by 10 pm before Ohio is even called for Romney

Conservative4ev on October 25, 2012 at 10:58 PM

The Benghazi thing is pure evil.

From the Hillary/Benghazi post:

The Benghazi Consulate Attack Timeline

12:56
Sean Smith telegraphs through the gaming community… he believes they will be coming under attack and will need help…they are being watched via the drone in real time by State Department, Pentagon and WH…

Smith is expecting help within the hour

3:00
Gunfire

4:00
They are under full attack with shooting and RPG’s… but have called 3 hours earlier for help which they know is only 1 hour away … in Sicily,Italy

5:00
Obama, Biden and Panetta meet at the WH…still no help is ordered…still watching in real time via the drone.

Obama retires for the night , readying himself to go to a Vegas fundraiser

8:00
Stevens is murdered…dead

10:00
The Seals are killed…after a 7 hour battle

Can there be anything worse than the #*&@ in our WH right now?

Ozmondias on October 25, 2012 at 9:56 PM

If this timeline is true, Obama is the most callous, evil, soulless person.

portlandon on October 25, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Lanceman on October 25, 2012 at 10:56 PM

LANCEMAN!

thatsafactjack on October 25, 2012 at 10:58 PM

OBAMA UP 10% ON INTRADE IN ONE DAY, THE ONLY POLL THAT MATTERS. ROMNEY COLLAPSING. NEW AD TO TARGET WOMEN WINNING THE HEARTS AND MINDS.
/

El_Terrible on October 25, 2012 at 10:58 PM

That’s libtard4life, not the ol’ Gumbo!

Lanceman on October 25, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Don’t care for the green room, it always seems like 2nd string hotair light. would rather have more headlines. This seems like an inconvenient time to cut space on all the news that’s happening so quickly from so many sources.

BettyRuth on October 25, 2012 at 10:59 PM

What the….? Ouch! Who moved the furniture? I think I just tripped over the ‘green room’.

thatsafactjack on October 25, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Conservatives don’t like unnecessary and stupid “change” inflicted on us.

wildcat72 on October 25, 2012 at 10:59 PM

LANCEMAN!

thatsafactjack on October 25, 2012 at 10:58 PM

JACKSON!

Hello, Scrumpy.

Lanceman on October 25, 2012 at 10:59 PM

So AP, if you have an item in the Green Room, and one in the Blog, what determines where they get posted?

KCB on October 25, 2012 at 11:00 PM

While they were making changes, I wonder why Hot Air didn’t move those facebook comments in Headlines down to the bottom of the page.

jaime on October 25, 2012 at 10:53 PM

…sounds good to me!

KOOLAID2 on October 25, 2012 at 11:00 PM

wildcat72 on October 25, 2012 at 10:59 PM

If it makes things more efficient it’s okay… but not sure about this arrangement, yet. :(

I’m going to miss the green room writers, especially Howard Portnoy.

thatsafactjack on October 25, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Wait what? Well there go all of my good feelings about this change.

Howard Portnoy and Karl wrote some excellent stuff.

Gingotts on October 25, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Howard Portnoy and Libby both posted farewells down in the Green Room today, I see that those are missing or I can’t find them just yet.

MadisonConservative kind of let the cat out of the bag that he had received an e-mail that all of the Green Room writers were being ditched or something like that in one of those posts.

JPeterman on October 25, 2012 at 11:01 PM

That’s libtard4life, not the ol’ Gumbo!

Lanceman on October 25, 2012 at 10:59 PM

crr6, getalife, narutoboy, they’re all the same to me

El_Terrible on October 25, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Please don’t de=emphasis headlines.

hestrold on October 25, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Obama has shown that even Gumby can be Prez one day. That’s the legacy of Obama right there.

MrX on October 25, 2012 at 11:01 PM

thatsafactjack on October 25, 2012 at 10:57 PM

How do I know it really is you, not some new Green Room zombie?

KCB on October 25, 2012 at 11:02 PM

It’s almost certain that President Obama released his agenda, titled “The New Economic Patriotism,”

What a total piece of crap Obama is, basically saying that anyone who does not support his agenda is anti-American.

VorDaj on October 25, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Where in the hell is the ol’ Gumbo???

Lanceman on October 25, 2012 at 10:56 PM

He’s out trying to rig a poll.

RickB on October 25, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Front page redesign not doing it for me.

ElectricPhase on October 25, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Lanceman on October 25, 2012 at 10:59 PM

You’d better lay out a trail of breadcrumbs for your pet trolls, Lanceman. I’m not sure they’ll find their way here. :)

thatsafactjack on October 25, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Electrongod on October 25, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Excellent post!!..:)

Dire Straits on October 25, 2012 at 11:03 PM

It is going to be so nice to actually vote for a candidate instead of against one.
gophergirl on October 25, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Indeed.

happytobehere on October 25, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Found the Gumbo.

Lanceman on October 25, 2012 at 11:03 PM

I don’t do well with change…..

KCB on October 25, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Wouldn’t have been easier to just promote more greenroom threads?

wolly4321 on October 25, 2012 at 11:04 PM

ot/… VP Joe Biteme is going to be on BOR/FOX! (Jeff Dunham/Walter)

KOOLAID2 on October 25, 2012 at 11:04 PM

KCB on October 25, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Evenin’ – Moore

There aren’t any zombies allowed poolside, Ken. Martini? :)

thatsafactjack on October 25, 2012 at 11:04 PM

thatsafactjack on October 25, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Good evening!..:)

Dire Straits on October 25, 2012 at 11:05 PM

I don’t do well with change…..

KCB on October 25, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Can I interest you in some hope?

Lanceman on October 25, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Dire Straits on October 25, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Good evening, Dire! So nice to see you this evening. :)

thatsafactjack on October 25, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Dammit! GOPE betrayed me!

Lanceman on October 25, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Is Hot Air going to be an editorial or “diary” aggregate? That could be interesting if we get more interaction with the writers, but could go the way of RedState (not good).

Layout is ok, but the main posts get bumped. At least on mobile view. I agree about the Facebook comments–move them or get rid of it. At the very least, be consistent monitoring the trolls.

The Headlines section is gonna bite the dust eventually, huh?

conservative pilgrim on October 25, 2012 at 11:06 PM

I blame Bush! And that Dan Marino!

KCB on October 25, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Front page redesign not doing it for me.

ElectricPhase on October 25, 2012 at 11:02 PM

I’m not fond of losing valuable headline space.

gophergirl on October 25, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Not diggin’ this new homepage. The Green Room stuff was fine where it was, and six headline stories is not enough; the section looks anemic. I thought it sucked when it went down from ten or twelve(or whatever it was) to eight. Also, those ads along the right side of the page that play automatically are obnoxious and a pain in the a$$.

Dopenstrange on October 25, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Dopenstrange on October 25, 2012 at 11:06 PM

I miss the larger icon of the guy yelling into the camera.

Lanceman on October 25, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Lanceman on October 25, 2012 at 11:06 PM

LoLz..:)

Dire Straits on October 25, 2012 at 11:08 PM

I blame Bush! And that Dan Marino!

KCB on October 25, 2012 at 11:06 PM

He should die of gonorrhea and rot in hell.

Would you like a cookie, son?

KingGold on October 25, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Business As Usual – Moore

thatsafactjack on October 25, 2012 at 11:08 PM

And it appears that Howard and Libby’s farewell posts to all of us are gone. And Howard was even gracious enough to thank each one of us for our well wishes.

What a shame.

JPeterman on October 25, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Oxymoron.

Dark Star on October 25, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Yep. Good point.

jaime on October 25, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Lanceman on October 25, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Thanks but no. I just bought a bunch from a young, clean, articulate black man 4 years ago,and it hasn’t come to fruition….yet!

KCB on October 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Howard Portnoy and Libby both posted farewells down in the Green Room today, I see that those are missing or I can’t find them just yet.

MadisonConservative kind of let the cat out of the bag that he had received an e-mail that all of the Green Room writers were being ditched or something like that in one of those posts.

JPeterman on October 25, 2012 at 11:01 PM

That really bites. I see a Dustin Siggins article in there still, but the rest from the main page writers. How exactly is that Green Room, then? AP, Ed, MKH, Erika: just post your stuff on the front page where it belongs and let the Green Room crowd be the Green Room crowd.

Between this and the Facebook in the headlines, they’re messing with the nice relatively quiet parts of the site that I like…

Gingotts on October 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Here’s a quote for you: BRING THE GREEN ROOM AND ITS WRITERS BACK!

Blake on October 25, 2012 at 11:10 PM

J.E. Dyer gone too? I was just starting to really understand what an intel asset she is. Her blog is mind bogglingly full of spot on in detail.

wolly4321 on October 25, 2012 at 11:10 PM

If you’re going to kick all the Green Room writers out then at least have the balls to call it something else.

Ortzinator on October 25, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Obama admits on Leno that he has a 7th grade understanding of Math…which is basic arithmetic…This explains the vacant stare on his face whenever Romney spoke of basic economics and data.

Romney will the presidency in a landslide

workingclass artist on October 25, 2012 at 11:11 PM

…change sucks.

equanimous on October 25, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Meh. I never go into the Green Room…

OmahaConservative on October 25, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Barry, you are really vacant and in trouble when even someone like A.B. Stoddard feels obligated to call you out.

bayview on October 25, 2012 at 11:12 PM

J.E. Dyer gone too? I was just starting to really understand what an intel asset she is. Her blog is mind bogglingly full of spot on in detail.

wolly4321 on October 25, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Yeah. She beats that squish Jazz in spades.

Lanceman on October 25, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Meh. I never go into the Green Room…

OmahaConservative on October 25, 2012 at 11:12 PM

I never did either but I do love the headlines section and am bummed that is getting shrunk.

gophergirl on October 25, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Oops. Was that a dog whistle?

Lanceman on October 25, 2012 at 11:13 PM

This new layout is ugly. Will Ed or Allah comment?

wargamer6 on October 25, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Sometimes I would go in the Green Room, if the post’s title looked interesting.
Occasionally a Green Room post got promoted to the front page, and was worth a read if it was.

22044 on October 25, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Allah, I really love the new format! Throw in FaceBook and this site will really be something! Will you be staying Allah?

Bmore on October 25, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Here’s a quote for you: BRING THE GREEN ROOM AND ITS WRITERS BACK!

Occupy Hot Air???

Nope. Tired and gonna crash. Good night my HA friends (Good night Jackie) Strange that HA changes this close to an election, but whatever….for now. Deal with the other after my birthday.

KCB on October 25, 2012 at 11:14 PM

if anything should change it should be getting rid of that goofy guy trying to give me a t-shirt…

equanimous on October 25, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Changing the format ten days before the biggest election of our lives..?
d1carter on October 25, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Yeah, odd timing. I always wish HA would clue in us readers on the changes like respected customers. I remember when Rush revamped his website he made a big fuss and announced it to everyone–obviously to drive traffic there, but also to let listeners know of the changes. Oh well.

conservative pilgrim on October 25, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Did the Green Room writers form a Union and demand pay or something?

portlandon on October 25, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Bmore on October 25, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Made me laugh! :) Good evening, B!

thatsafactjack on October 25, 2012 at 11:15 PM

That led his campaign on Tuesday to release a detailed, bullet-point plan for his second term — a formal agenda his team had long resisted …..

Big Bird and picture books: recipe for success.

SailorMark on October 25, 2012 at 11:15 PM

…change sucks.

equanimous on October 25, 2012 at 11:11 PM

You’d think the owners and operators of a conservative blog site would know enough about their readers’ temperament than to meddle with such nonsense.

People tried “change” in 2008. How’d that work out for us, huh?

Gingotts on October 25, 2012 at 11:15 PM

You would think those Latinos Obama is counting on to show up to the polls for him would like to know the president plans on pushing hard on immigration reform and even bringing enough Republicans on board to get it passed into law. You would think Obama would have had an agenda to sell on the stump months ago. You would think if they were pressured into putting in the effort and printing such a plan that the president wouldn’t let himself talk about other plans in an interview and try and keep it secret. You would think two weeks from Election Day Obama knows what he should do to win. But he doesn’t seem to be thinking straight.

You’d think that our MSM would be aghast that there is no there there. There is no plan for the second Obama term. We are supposed to “trust” him.

http://thehill.com/opinion/columnists/ab-stoddard/263881-some-plan

J_Crater on October 25, 2012 at 11:16 PM

KCB on October 25, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Goodnight, Ken. Sleep well. :)

thatsafactjack on October 25, 2012 at 11:16 PM

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