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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cmsinaz on October 26, 2012 at 6:45 AM
bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 7:00 AM

People need to know. Share it with your friends.

kingsjester on October 26, 2012 at 7:05 AM

Whoa!

Sun Sentinel endorses Mitt Romney for president

Four years into Barack Obama’s presidency, economic growth is sputtering. Family incomes are down. Poverty is up. Business owners are reluctant to assume risk in the face of unending uncertainty. Many are holding on by their fingernails, desperate for signs of an economic recovery that will help them provide for themselves, their employees, their customers and their communities.

When President Obama came into office in 2009, the economy was in freefall and though untested, he inspired us with his promise of hope and change. Now, four years later, we have little reason to believe he can turn things around.

So while we endorsed Obama in 2008, we recommend voters choose Republican Mitt Romney on Nov. 6.

In case you may not know it, this is the hometown paper of the DNC Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and when I lived in Ft. Lauderdale, definitely leaned liberal.

Flora Duh on October 26, 2012 at 7:09 AM

So, looks like green room articles will no longer allow comments.

Blake on October 26, 2012 at 7:10 AM

The Green Room no longer features any of our people, it’s all Townhall’s choices, now.

kingsjester on October 26, 2012 at 7:12 AM

so no problems with dear leader’s profanity, its all good, its the enviroment of the interview….wow *shaking the head*

again the outrage from the left if a gop candidate used profanity in public…racist, yada yada yada

cmsinaz on October 26, 2012 at 7:12 AM

david brinkley, thought he was a down the middle kind of journalist…no way now….

obama love fest

cmsinaz on October 26, 2012 at 7:14 AM

kingsjester on October 26, 2012 at 7:12 AM

:(

cmsinaz on October 26, 2012 at 7:18 AM

Vote no on 31 in California. Heard a fab interview with National Review’s Stanley Kurtz that it creates “regional tax base sharing,” which’ll then empower new “regional authorities” to issue dictates and hull out the power of city governments.

*Sigh*

sparkle motion on October 26, 2012 at 6:46 AM

That’s because California’s cities are going bankrupt as is the rest of the state. It’s a last ditch effort.

DevilsPrinciple on October 26, 2012 at 7:19 AM

Ed, do us proud….take down Mika with kindness :)

cmsinaz on October 26, 2012 at 7:19 AM

This conversation on Moaning Joe is mind-numbingly stupid.

But what to expect with Donnie Douche sitting there. Yes, Mr. Brinkley. “Obama hates to call people names.”

Marcus on October 26, 2012 at 7:20 AM

The Green Room no longer features any of our people, it’s all Townhall’s choices, now.
kingsjester on October 26, 2012 at 7:12 AM

What about Libby Sternberg? I liked her posts in the green room a lot. And what about Jazz Shaw?

I have a bad feeling that the awful Facebook commenting is going to soon be implemented in the green room posting area. They might require that you use your Facebook account to post comments there, and this could be a bad sign of things to come on the rest of the site.

I wonder if Mary Katherine Ham had something to do with pushing the Facebook commeting. I have no evidence that she did, but simply noticed that these changes started happening shortly after she came onboard. By the way, it seems like she contributes far less frequently then the other writers here.

bluegill on October 26, 2012 at 7:23 AM

cms…

Cindy, the show cmsinaz always watches in the a.m. ; ) Ed is supposed to be on it tomorrow. Good Night Cindy, sweet dreams.

Bmore on October 26, 2012 at 12:01 AM

I thought this would make you laugh..

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 7:23 AM

*than

bluegill on October 26, 2012 at 7:23 AM

In case you may not know it, this is the hometown paper of the DNC Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and when I lived in Ft. Lauderdale, definitely leaned liberal.

Flora Duh on October 26, 2012 at 7:09 AM

WHOA! Indeed..
Yahooo!
I needed a lift this AM.

There ya go KJ..in Hastings backyard.

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 7:26 AM

VERY unprofessional. Can anyone on the staff explain why somebody who is supposed to be a professional copy the work of another writer without acknowledging them for it?

DevilsPrinciple on October 26, 2012 at 6:54 AM

He provided a link to the Lowry article. You don’t think that constitutes acknowledgement?

RedWinged Blackbird on October 26, 2012 at 7:27 AM

Bert and Ernie are on Moaning Joe right now with sad faces giving us a rundown on Barry’s dismal poll numbers. :-)

Punchenko on October 26, 2012 at 7:27 AM

Ed, do us proud….take down Mika with kindness :)

cmsinaz on October 26, 2012 at 7:19 AM

I see why he declined my
offer to go with him.

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 7:29 AM

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 7:23 AM

thanks for the chuckle :)

doing it so you don’t have to…there are a few of us that brave it

cmsinaz on October 26, 2012 at 7:30 AM

O/T: Guess who originally invited the OSCE to monitor OUR elections? My take.

kingsjester on October 26, 2012 at 6:36 AM

That is stupid. Are they going to have enough people to monitor every polling place, or will they just go hang with the New Black Panthers in Philly?

About Ed, I bet he is causing MSNBC’s rating to quadruple this morning, just from all of us tuning in to see him.

Night Owl on October 26, 2012 at 7:30 AM

So the Green Room gets promoted, but commenting in Green Room posts is disabled? This must be fixed. These authors can not possibly live without my ramblings in their posts.

NotCoach on October 26, 2012 at 7:30 AM

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 7:29 AM

:)

cmsinaz on October 26, 2012 at 7:31 AM

O/T: Guess who originally invited the OSCE to monitor OUR elections? My take.

kingsjester on October 26, 2012 at 6:36 AM

Wasn’t it the Bush administration?

Foxhound on October 26, 2012 at 7:31 AM

The Green Room no longer features any of our people, it’s all Townhall’s choices, now.

kingsjester on October 26, 2012 at 7:12 AM

Yuck. Double yuck, even.

:/

Anti-Control on October 26, 2012 at 7:32 AM

NotCoach on October 26, 2012 at 7:30 AM

2nd that

cmsinaz on October 26, 2012 at 7:32 AM

Foxhound on October 26, 2012 at 7:31 AM

The original contract was signed in 1990. this really heated up because of the hanging “chad” election in 200, which got the Libs upset that PT Barnum…errr…Al Gore did not become President.

Read and learn.

kingsjester on October 26, 2012 at 7:35 AM

there are a few of us that brave it

cmsinaz on October 26, 2012 at 7:30 AM

You deserve a medal and a free supply of pepto.

I don’t have a TV in my office..darn. ;)

Since I work in insurance hell..
every time I see your handle..
all I can think is “Centers for Medicare&Medicaid”.
I go AHHHHHG!
lol
Just thought I would share. :)

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 7:37 AM

mika is delusional

dear leader perceived as strong on foreign policy…puhleeze

———————–

THERE’S ED, going up against EUGENE robinson

cmsinaz on October 26, 2012 at 7:37 AM

The Green Room no longer features any of our people, it’s all Townhall’s choices, now.

kingsjester on October 26, 2012 at 7:12 AM

bummer…”sometimes u gotta leave well-enough alone” is what pops used to say…guess it wasn’t well enough…

hillsoftx on October 26, 2012 at 7:37 AM

I was wondering why AllahPundit plagiarised the work of the National Review writer Rich Lowry in his article from OCTOBER 26, 2012
entitled “Obama’s Pathetic Picture Book”~ Obama’s new plan represents a panicked attempt to regain control.

VERY unprofessional. Can anyone on the staff explain why somebody who is supposed to be a professional copy the work of another writer without acknowledging them for it?

DevilsPrinciple on October 26, 2012 at 6:54 AM

I don’t think you understand how the Quote of the Day feature works.

“When you take a look at Colin Powell, you have to look at whether that’s an endorsement based on issues or he’s got a slightly different reason for endorsing President Obama,” John Sununu, Romney Campaign Chair said, adding: “I think when you have somebody of your own race that you’re proud of being president of the United States, I applaud Colin for standing with him.”
And then Sunununununununu’s appalling words are almost drowned out by Hotair clowns’ applause.
Dave Rywall on October 26, 2012 at 7:04 AM

Sununu said exactly what everyone is thinking. Even Powell himself admitted that Obama’s race was a factor in his 2008 decision to endorse him then. We know that in Canada you aren’t allowed to say things that aren’t politically correct, but down here we still have people who were willing to say it how it is. Not all men down here have their privates cut off like you guys do up in Canada, where government-enforced political correctness is the norm. Sorry if the truth hurts.

bluegill on October 26, 2012 at 7:37 AM

tune in now…he’s up against the weenie eugene robinson

cmsinaz on October 26, 2012 at 7:37 AM

It’s 7:36, and they are just now announcing Ed will be up next. I was told he would be on at 7:30. This has caused me more MSNBC viewing than I planned on.

Night Owl on October 26, 2012 at 7:37 AM

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 7:37 AM

lol

hopefully, you can stream it, or a video will be posted afterwards

cmsinaz on October 26, 2012 at 7:38 AM

Night Owl on October 26, 2012 at 7:37 AM

at least tingles or al sharpton are not on with them…it’s ugly

cmsinaz on October 26, 2012 at 7:39 AM

It seems like the new hot air green room is going to have more interaction between the writers. I think we may be getting something similar to national review corner online.

bluegill on October 26, 2012 at 7:39 AM

at least tingles or al sharpton are not on with them…it’s ugly

cmsinaz on October 26, 2012 at 7:39 AM

LOL! I can’t stand Robinson either!

Night Owl on October 26, 2012 at 7:41 AM

Night Owl on October 26, 2012 at 7:41 AM

heh

cmsinaz on October 26, 2012 at 7:41 AM

dang it, another commercial break

cmsinaz on October 26, 2012 at 7:42 AM

It seems like the new hot air green room is going to have more interaction between the writers. I think we may be getting something similar to national review corner online.

bluegill on October 26, 2012 at 7:39 AM

That’s because commenting is disabled in Green Room posts. If those with Green Room credentials could comment in the original post they wouldn’t bother making reply posts.

NotCoach on October 26, 2012 at 7:42 AM

Oh, Ed, I sincerely hope you return to your former format. The head of the page is very visually unwieldy…and the Green Room sits there like an elephant in the room. The Green Rooom, to me, was always my “bonus look” after reading the headlines…now that surprise has been dragged to the top and somewhat cheapened with the loss of some of my favorite writers. Also, the loss of two more spaces of headlines, after losing two other headline spaces a few years ago, really can’t work; going from ten to eight was an adjustment that took months to get used to, now to go to six…? yikes! The headlines here at HotGas make it my absolute go-to website because of the fluidity/constancy of posting updates. Now with only six headlines…no fun. Headlines are exactly that, quick snapshots; the Green Room is more indepth stories, to me, than quickly perused headlines.

Please return to the former format, and HotGas will once again be perfect!

Thank you SO much for all the hardwork that all of you put into the constantly changing stories that go into making this website timely and interesting!

ABO/B2012

herm2416 on October 26, 2012 at 7:43 AM

lol

hopefully, you can stream it, or a video will be posted afterwards

cmsinaz on October 26, 2012 at 7:38 AM

I promised bmore I would get him an answer. :)
I have a big meeting & I hit the road for soon..
got the nerves going..
and the pleasure of driving to the coast in bad weather.

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 7:45 AM

The original contract was signed in 1990. this really heated up because of the hanging “chad” election in 200, which got the Libs upset that PT Barnum…errr…Al Gore did not become President.

Read and learn.

kingsjester on October 26, 2012 at 7:35 AM<

1990 and after 2000. So a Bush administration, no?

Foxhound on October 26, 2012 at 7:45 AM

ED!!!!!!!!

cmsinaz on October 26, 2012 at 7:46 AM

That’s because commenting is disabled in Green Room posts. If those with Green Room credentials could comment in the original post they wouldn’t bother making reply posts.
NotCoach on October 26, 2012 at 7:42 AM

I actually think that the increased interactivity between the writers was the aim here. Or at least one of the aims. It seems like they are trying out different ways to use the writers’ talents.

bluegill on October 26, 2012 at 7:46 AM

WHOA! Indeed..
Yahooo!
I needed a lift this AM.

There ya go KJ..in Hastings backyard.

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 7:26 AM

Did you read the comments on that Sun Sentinel endorsement?

The folks in deep blue Broward County are not pleased. LOL

Flora Duh on October 26, 2012 at 7:46 AM

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 7:45 AM

safe travels

cmsinaz on October 26, 2012 at 7:46 AM

mika reading his post

cmsinaz on October 26, 2012 at 7:46 AM

How will Ed get up the OOTD on time? /sarc

Night Owl on October 26, 2012 at 7:48 AM

Ed is sounding great! I could never get even one sentence out on live TV.

Ed sounds like a seasoned pro.

bluegill on October 26, 2012 at 7:49 AM

Ed doing AWESOME!!!!

cmsinaz on October 26, 2012 at 7:51 AM

Joe loves Ed!

bluegill on October 26, 2012 at 7:51 AM

Now Joe is a conservative, just like Ed.

Night Owl on October 26, 2012 at 7:52 AM

Why is Eugene Robinson always on the shows? He never says anything intelligent.

bluegill on October 26, 2012 at 7:52 AM

eugene, mitt’s math doesn’t add up, the meme of the day…sounds pathetic…

cmsinaz on October 26, 2012 at 7:53 AM

Robinson seems to be going with the lefts campaign plan of just snickering at the right. We just can’t be taken seriously.

Night Owl on October 26, 2012 at 7:53 AM

Ed is pure class on the show. On this show, Ed is like a bright light in the middle of a cesspool. I think it would be great if Ed had his own tv show.

bluegill on October 26, 2012 at 7:54 AM

Ed, I am excited for Mitt!

bluegill on October 26, 2012 at 7:54 AM

Just go ahead and kill off the Green Room entirely. Who really cares about Ed’s thoughts “RE: Ayn Rand is for teens”?

Dante on October 26, 2012 at 7:55 AM

Hello, I’ve been excited for Mitt since 2007. Joe doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

bluegill on October 26, 2012 at 7:55 AM

Now Joe is a conservative, just like Ed.

Night Owl on October 26, 2012 at 7:52 AM

lol

Why is Eugene Robinson always on the shows? He never says anything intelligent.

bluegill on October 26, 2012 at 7:52 AM

lol true

Anti-Control on October 26, 2012 at 7:55 AM

Way to go Ed!!!!

cmsinaz on October 26, 2012 at 7:55 AM

Did you read the comments on that Sun Sentinel endorsement?

The folks in deep blue Broward County are not pleased. LOL

Flora Duh on October 26, 2012 at 7:46 AM

No..reading here and getting reading to head to the coast for
a meeting.
LOL…I’m sure they aren’t.
Why I am laughing my arse off..
On occasion..Florida isn’t so Duh. :)

otoh..had to go to down town O a few days ago..
wall to wall giant Alan Grayson signs..
I had the urge to kick in my 4×4 and plow over them.

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 7:56 AM

Just go ahead and kill off the Green Room entirely. Who really cares about Ed’s thoughts “RE: Ayn Rand is for teens”?
Dante on October 26, 2012 at 7:55 AM

I care, thank you very much.

bluegill on October 26, 2012 at 7:56 AM

ready*
agg!

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 7:56 AM

In case you may not know it, this is the hometown paper of the DNC Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and when I lived in Ft. Lauderdale, definitely leaned liberal.

Flora Duh on October 26, 2012 at 7:09 AM

No one votes based on a newspaper endorsement.

Dante on October 26, 2012 at 7:56 AM

I care, thank you very much.

bluegill on October 26, 2012 at 7:56 AM

And that can’t be a part of the regular blog why?

Dante on October 26, 2012 at 7:56 AM

ed – its time to come back to the grownups. i know hanging out with the adolescents can be fun, but its grown up time now. back to work. what a travesty. those people cant even act like adults. they truly are putrid and objects of pity

t8stlikchkn on October 26, 2012 at 7:57 AM

Hey, Dante, why don’t you try posting one positive, non-contrarian comment on this website. Can you do it? Have you ever done it? Here’s your chance. Give it a try.

bluegill on October 26, 2012 at 7:57 AM

Ed, I am excited for Mitt!

bluegill on October 26, 2012 at 7:54 AM

Words no one has ever said. Ever.

Dante on October 26, 2012 at 7:57 AM

It seems like the new hot air green room is going to have more interaction between the writers. I think we may be getting something similar to national review corner online.

bluegill on October 26, 2012 at 7:39 AM

How boring. I have no desire to watch a small group of people talk among themselves. I liked the old writers and our ability to comment and exchange comments with them. This sucks. I have to remind myself that this probably isn’t AP or Ed’s doing but who is in charge of this place?

Blake on October 26, 2012 at 7:58 AM

Way to go Ed!!!!

cmsinaz on October 26, 2012 at 7:55 AM

Hear! Hear! HotAir’s very own Ed Morrissey looking great on MoJo.

They chose a rather good piece of yours to discuss Ed. It clearly has the morning libs flustered. Eugene is prattling on about Mitt’s plan, unable to form a coherent thought to express about Obama’s incoherent sales brochure.

MJBrutus on October 26, 2012 at 7:59 AM

Did Townhall make these ghastly changes ten days before the election because they knew they could shove it down our throats while we were all so interested in election news that we’d keep coming back? It’s really annoying and as much as I enjoy the writing of Ed and A.P., I’m not going to waste my time with H.A. if they implement this Facebook thing any further. And what’s the point of having writers “interact” with one another in the Green Room? They can have those conversations privately via e-mails.

Oh Michelle Malkin! Why did you sell??!!

BettyRuth on October 26, 2012 at 7:59 AM

And that can’t be a part of the regular blog why?
Dante on October 26, 2012 at 7:56 AM

My guess is that the green room topics are going to be non-headliners, and that it is going to be the area with more informal back-and-forth between the writers. Again, that’s just my guess. I say we give it a try. I just want to know what happened to Libby Sternberg. She was a great contributor.

bluegill on October 26, 2012 at 7:59 AM

Flora Duh on October 26, 2012 at 7:09 AM

No one votes based on a newspaper endorsement.

Dante on October 26, 2012 at 7:56 AM

Over your head right?
Zoooom.
Not the point ding-a-ling.

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 7:59 AM

BettyRuth on October 26, 2012 at 7:59 AM

I agree with you about the Facebook commenting. I hope, hope, hope that doesn’t spread to other areas of the site. And wouldn’t it be terrible if they required that you use your Facebook account when commenting.

bluegill on October 26, 2012 at 8:00 AM

MJBrutus on October 26, 2012 at 7:59 AM

2nd that

cmsinaz on October 26, 2012 at 8:01 AM

Was Ed on MSNBC?????

i was furiously trying to flip through channels to find where it is on my box….

ted c on October 26, 2012 at 8:01 AM

No one votes based on a newspaper endorsement.

Dante on October 26, 2012 at 7:56 AM

Identify the number of left leaning papers now endorsing Mitt. Now, id the number of conservative propping up Barry. They know they have 10 days to try to reestablish credibility among their readership as they fooled themselves in ’08.

hillsoftx on October 26, 2012 at 8:02 AM

bluegill on October 26, 2012 at 8:00 AM

if that would happen, i would stop posting…

cmsinaz on October 26, 2012 at 8:02 AM

ted c on October 26, 2012 at 8:01 AM

yup at 7:45….don’t know if you can go online and see if a video is posted of it

cmsinaz on October 26, 2012 at 8:03 AM

How boring. I have no desire to watch a small group of people talk among themselves. I liked the old writers and our ability to comment and exchange comments with them. This sucks. I have to remind myself that this probably isn’t AP or Ed’s doing but who is in charge of this place?
Blake on October 26, 2012 at 7:58 AM

True. It could be okay, though, if they would allow hot air registered commenters the ability to comment on the various posts. Still, I think it would’ve been better if they simply had the bloggers comment in the same section that we are commenting in.

bluegill on October 26, 2012 at 8:03 AM

BettyRuth on October 26, 2012 at 7:59 AM

Yeah..genius to make huge changes
right NOW.

I come here more now for the posters
and I get more good stuff from resist we much,flora
and canopfor.

Been a slide since the Boss sold. :(
All good things come to an end.

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 8:04 AM

Just go ahead and kill off the Green Room entirely. Who really cares about Ed’s thoughts “RE: Ayn Rand is for teens”?

Dante on October 26, 2012 at 7:55 AM

Perhaps before you embarrass yourself like this you should know who said that.

NotCoach on October 26, 2012 at 8:05 AM

Was Ed on MSNBC?????
i was furiously trying to flip through channels to find where it is on my box….
ted c on October 26, 2012 at 8:01 AM

Yep, and he was amazing. If I didn’t know who we was, and I had just watch that, I would’ve thought that he was a very smart, personable man, and I would’ve wanted to look up his blog. The other panelists were acting like goofballs, but Ed was classy and polite the whole time.

bluegill on October 26, 2012 at 8:05 AM

i was furiously trying to flip through channels to find where it is on my box….

ted c on October 26, 2012 at 8:01 AM

well thats an exclusive club: people actually trying to find msnbc.

t8stlikchkn on October 26, 2012 at 8:06 AM

No one votes based on a newspaper endorsement.

Dante on October 26, 2012 at 7:56 AM

Good morning sunshine!!!

Flora Duh on October 26, 2012 at 8:07 AM

bluegill on October 26, 2012 at 8:05 AM

I thought Mika was about to arrest him on charges of Lese Majeste at any second.

MJBrutus on October 26, 2012 at 8:08 AM

What an ass. Obama sitting in his oversized leather seat on his 747 on the campaign stating “Oh the amount of money spent in our campaigns is just outrageous! I’ll address this in my second term!” Now, peel me a grape.

Marcus on October 26, 2012 at 8:08 AM

I just want to know what happened to Libby Sternberg. She was a great contributor.

bluegill on October 26, 2012 at 7:59 AM

If you google her name, she has a food blog and a blog where she sells her books. But she also has a political blog. She gave us the link but it is on my other computer.

Blake on October 26, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Perhaps before you embarrass yourself like this you should know who said that.

NotCoach on October 26, 2012 at 8:05 AM

Too late for you to save embarrassing yourself. Do you not understand punctuation?

Dante on October 26, 2012 at 8:09 AM

What an ass. Obama sitting in his oversized leather seat on his 747 on the campaign stating “Oh the amount of money spent in our campaigns is just outrageous! I’ll address this in my second term!” Now, peel me a grape.

Marcus on October 26, 2012 at 8:08 AM

I wonder how many couples listened to his campaign
and said..nah..we don’t need wedding presents!
Give to 0′s campaign instead.

Bet they wish they had that toaster now.

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Gee, I hope they don’t start referring to each other by cutsy east coast nicknames?

Blake on October 26, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Ed was terrific! Mika’s is still in a snit over it.

Naturally Curly on October 26, 2012 at 8:14 AM

I thought Mika was about to arrest him on charges of Lese Majeste at any second.
MJBrutus on October 26, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Exactly. When she was reading Ed’s very strong post, she seems so uncomfortable, as if she had an aversion to the truth. She could barely get through it, and it seemed like she didn’t want to even read the words aloud.

bluegill on October 26, 2012 at 8:16 AM

Ed was terrific! Mika’s is still in a snit over it.

Naturally Curly on October 26, 2012 at 8:14 AM

Yay!!!
I will look for a clip later.

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Why even watch Schmoe when they have an “in-person!” interview with Zero planned this weekend. They’re in in suck-up mode more than usual.

“All the early voting favors Obama” says Schmoe. Sure it does./

Marcus on October 26, 2012 at 8:17 AM

ed said that picking ryan fired up the conservative base. really?

renalin on October 26, 2012 at 8:22 AM

ed said that picking ryan fired up the conservative base. really?

renalin on October 26, 2012 at 8:22 AM

He’s a shill for the Party with no convictions. He endorses Santorum despite Santorum’s boasting of funding Planned Parenthood. He’s now promoting Ryan despite his votes for TARP, the bailouts, Medicare Part D, raising the debt ceiling … the same things Obama supported.

Dante on October 26, 2012 at 8:26 AM

So the Green Room has officially become nothing more than an easy way for Ed to respond publicly, whenever he wants, to whatever the other main bloggers have to say…subsequently taking a line away from the headlines, and freeing up more ad space.

Just f**king marvelous.

MadisonConservative on October 26, 2012 at 8:26 AM

ed said that picking ryan fired up the conservative base. really?

renalin on October 26, 2012 at 8:22 AM

Yes, really. And Ed is right.

Renalin, I know it may be hard for you to understand, since you regular refer to Paul Ryan as “lyin’ Ryan” and “Eddie Munster,” but conservatives LIKE Paul Ryan. They like him a lot.

Not everyone wants to criticize any GOP VP pick not named Palin.

bluegill on October 26, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Renalin, I know it may be hard for you to understand, since you regular refer to Paul Ryan as “lyin’ Ryan” and “Eddie Munster,” but conservatives LIKE Paul Ryan. They like him a lot.

Not everyone wants to criticize any GOP VP pick not named Palin.

bluegill on October 26, 2012 at 8:26 AM

I don’t think you know what a conservative or what conservatism is.

Dante on October 26, 2012 at 8:32 AM

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