Quotes of the day

posted at 9:23 pm on October 26, 2012 by Allahpundit

Four years after he was elected as a self-described ‘hopemonger’ promising a new post-partisan era, President Barack Obama is trying to claw his way to re-election with an ugly, divisive campaign in which he is playing the role of fearmonger-in-chief…

[I]f Obama is re-elected the way he has run his campaign may make it almost impossible for him to govern effectively – let alone in the spirit of the ‘better angels of our nature’ that Abraham Lincoln cited in his first inaugural speech and that Obama used to love quoting.

It was John McCain who said in 2008 that he would not ‘take the low road to the highest office in the land’.

Obama seems to believe that the load road is his only route back to the White House in 2012. It is the kind of strategy that Candidate Obama in 2008 would have viewed as beneath contempt.

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A senior Romney strategist who asked not to be named said they expected more attacks from Obama. “The Chicago guys know that he is below 50 on both ballot and approval,” he told National Journal. “It is not that Obama likes to be a hatchet man. They think they have got to bring Romney back down by bringing his negatives back up…. But it is dangerous to have the president himself doing it.”

Madden called it “unfortunate he has to close the final days of the campaign this way.” But that is how most campaigns end, with one candidate ratcheting up the attack rhetoric and the other one trying to stay above the fray. In past campaigns, the one mounting the assault is often the one who either feels the election is slipping away or who finds it impossible to accept that the challenger is making the race so close.

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What is President Obama doing? What votes is he trying to get? I said last week he had better find ways to appeal to more white voters, especially white working women, or he was going to lose. Well, the Obama campaign must have had a meeting and decided it needed the campaign message to center on the president’s childish, not-quite-cute name-calling, highlighted by vulgar insults. In the meeting it was obviously decided that the clumsy use of “Romnesia” could stay, but that if the president used his own mouth to call Mitt Romney a “bull*****er” that would really appeal to…? Appeal to whom? I have no idea what the Obama campaign is about, 11 days before the election.

In the campaign autopsies that will start in less than two weeks, Oct. 19 could be identified as the exact date that any remnant of Obama’s call for hope and change vanished. The president has descended to a new Nixonian level of slander and slur. Hooting about “Romnesia” and now attributing the idea that Mitt Romney is a “bull*****er” to a 6-year-old girl is where Obama has taken us.

In the final stretch, Obama’s campaign isn’t about offering hope and change but is about appealing to a coarse ignorance that he sees in voters.

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But even looking beyond the biased analyses being published by liberal sources, the refusal of many Democrats to accept the reality of the Romney surge may be rooted in something more emotional than just skewed poll numbers. Many if not most liberals share the attitude of contempt for the Republicans that were so easily discerned in the attitudes of both President Obama and Vice President Biden during the debates. Though most Americans have rejected the attempt by the president’s campaign to define Romney as a heartless plutocrat or a monster, liberals bought it hook, line and sinker. The idea that such a person could have caught and passed Obama in the space of a few short weeks seems impossible to them not so much because they think the numbers don’t support this thesis but because they just don’t want it to be so.

Rather than debunking Romney’s wave, liberal analysts who seek to deny it are merely confirming their inability to look dispassionately at what has occurred. Democrats living in liberal echo chambers need a reality check.

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We shouldn’t be talking about this silliness — Big Bird, “bull­s—-er” or a girl’s “first time.”

We should be talking about The Issues, we keep telling ourselves. But in the waning days of the presidential campaign, these are the issues — binders full of cultural issues that continue to divide us and by which Barack Obama hopes to win reelection…

Obama reasoned correctly that he had the majority with him, especially among women and youth, for many of whom these debates seem antiquated to not-applicable. Hence, a new Obama ad by the creator and star of HBO’s “Girls,” Lena Dunham, in which she compares voting for the first time (for a man who understands women) to, you know, “doing it” for the first time. It’s . . . what it is: a message to young women that losing one’s virginity is top of the bucket list, but first you gotta vote for the president who will give you free contraception.

The same ol’ culture wars. But, of course, women have had access to birth control for decades, and no one is trying to take it away. Anyone who suggests otherwise may have been spending too much time with Big Bird.

***

[A] funny thing happened over the next six weeks: Obama’s own cue balls shriveled. Biden had offered up a deft campaign slogan encompassing both domestic and foreign policy: “Osama’s dead and General Motors is alive.” But, as the al-Qaeda connections to Benghazi dribbled out leak by leak, the “Osama’s dead” became a problematic boast and, left to stand alone, the General Motors line was even less credible. Avoiding the economy and foreign affairs, Obama fell back on Big Bird, and binders, and bayonets, just to name the “B”s in his bonnet. At the second presidential debate, he name-checked Planned Parenthood, the General Motors of the American abortion industry, half a dozen times, desperate to preserve his so-called gender gap. Yet oddly enough, the more furiously Obama and Biden have waved their binders and talked up Sandra Fluke, the more his supposed lead among women has withered away. So now he needs to enthuse the young, who turned out in such numbers for him last time. Hence, the official campaign video (plagiarized from Vladimir Putin of all people) explaining that voting for Obama is like having sex. The saddest thing about that claim is that, for liberals, it may well be true.

Both videos — the one faking Obamagasm and the one faking a Benghazi pretext — exemplify the wretched shrinkage that befalls those unable to conceive of anything except in the most self-servingly political terms. Both, in different ways, exemplify why Obama and Biden are unfit for office. One video testifies to a horrible murderous lie at the heart of a head of state’s most solemn responsibility, the other to the glib shallow narcissism of a pop-culture presidency, right down to the numbing relentless peer pressure: C’mon, all the cool kids are doing it; why be the last hold-out?

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Even a narrow win for Obama, though, would not reestablish anything like the mandate and amity the president enjoyed on his Inauguration Day. The reason is that, as the Obama coalition diminished, Obama no longer disguised the prejudices, inflections, outlook, and approach of the progressive movement. A confessed reader of Andrew Sullivan’s hysterical web site, the president has taken on the maximalist characteristics of the liberal blogosphere. He is scornful and contemptuous of Romney, as could be seen in his patronizing lecture on aircraft carriers and submarines during the third debate. His campaign seizes on the most trivial comments—“I like Big Bird”; “Binders full of women”—to engage in juvenile jibes that would not make the first cut at the Late Show writers’ meeting. His rallies have become self-congratulatory comedy hours in which the assembled Democrats laugh heartily at the insults and zingers the president throws Romney’s way. Obama has been on a seemingly nonstop tour of television shows hosted by late-night comics. His new attack line that the Republican nominee has “Romnesia” was, as the vice president might say, literally taken from liberal blogs. The vice president even asked his audience at a recent rally whether it had watched The Daily Show the night before. The men who hold the highest offices in the most powerful country in the history of the world have been debased to the point where they look like fill-in guests on Up with Chris Hayes.

The Democrats allowed the progressive movement’s hatred of Bush to take over their old and storied political party. That party and movement found a champion and a path to power in Obama, but the electoral forces on which his power relied were unstable. In 2008, he satisfied the left and won the middle. Once in power, though, he kept the left satisfied and lost the middle and right.

In 2012, there is just the left.

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“The minute he starts playing small ball, the minute he starts making all these snippy little remarks, it’s over for him,” Steyn said. “He can’t be a dark and malevolent and attack ad kind of candidate. He has to be Mr. ‘Sunny,’ Mr. ‘Hope,’ and Mr. ‘Change.’ And because he didn’t run on any of that, and he’s basically left at 10 days before the election to resurrect that character, I think was a fatal miscalculation.”


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Ya’ll forgot one QOTD-

“In the ABC News/Washington Post poll, independents side with Romney now in record numbers in both the economy, 61-34, independents, Romney over Obama, and on understanding people’s problems, Romney plus ten, 52-40. Do you realize how huge that is? That’s Obama’s bread and butter.” -Rush

WaPo, ABC ? S.U.C.K I.T. F.O.R.W.A.R.D.

OkieDoc on October 26, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Anyone else hoping harry tosses and turns tonight?

wolly4321 on October 26, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Maybe Hurricane Sandy will be a Blessing to Romney. 0bama will ignore the devastation for the campaign trail…

OmahaConservative on October 26, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Yeah, go ahead and hang your hopes on that happening.

chumpThreads on October 26, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Oh yeah Chump..
Florida is a swing state he may show faux concern..cause it helps him
all about the won.
North Dakota and Tennessee..MIA-he didn’t give rats a$$..
perhaps cause they weren’t strategic for him..
all the red bitter clingers and all..

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 10:35 PM

cozmo on October 26, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Always my pleasure, Cozmo. Good evening, my friend. :)

thatsafactjack on October 26, 2012 at 10:35 PM

How was your week? Get lots of whatever it is that you do done? :D

cynccook on October 26, 2012 at 10:30 PM

My week was OK. I only got the bare essentials covered so far. Tomorrow’s another day.

Jackie talked me down off a ledge, yesterday. I had a crisis of faith.

How was your week, cynccook?

jaime on October 26, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Magic 8 Ball says:

Dire is not here.

SparkPlug on October 26, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Funny how you trolls always say you’re leaving but you don’t. So predictable. Sheesh have some self-respect. All this nuzzling your nose up Obama’s arse is not good for you loser.

CW on October 26, 2012 at 10:29 PM

After the campaign funds end, we’ll be able to determine the true-trolls from the paid ones.

That’ll be fun, a “target-rich environment” full of kamikazes…

Who is John Galt on October 26, 2012 at 10:36 PM

You know, the thing that struck me about the “first time” ad was that it was premised on the assumption that the candidate was always going to be a man. That doesn’t seem very… liberating to me, and I’d be surprised if a large number of women who saw it weren’t insulted by it.

Socratease on October 26, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Anyone else hoping harry tosses and turns tonight?

wolly4321 on October 26, 2012 at 10:35 PM

heee heee..oh yeah.

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 10:36 PM

OT – Sorry if this has been said before, but just heard Michael Barone say on Hannity that his prediction is a Romney win.

Hmmmn

ccrosby on October 26, 2012 at 10:34 PM

I like that guy, he knows every state, county, precinct and how they vote.

How does he keep all of that straight?

JPeterman on October 26, 2012 at 10:37 PM

agic 8 Ball says:

Dire is not here.

SparkPlug on October 26, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Agree.

Electrongod on October 26, 2012 at 10:37 PM

jrsrigmvr on October 26, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Good evening, Fred! Nice to see you tonight:)

thatsafactjack on October 26, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Democrats are poor losers.

But they’re even worse winners.

Socratease on October 26, 2012 at 10:30 PM

This is so true. Because when the last of the “hope and change” from the victory party has finally been hosed off and the Secret Service has driven the rest of the prostitutes home, they’re still ultimately faced with the realization that they suck.

cynccook on October 26, 2012 at 10:37 PM

jaime on October 26, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Hi Jaime!

KCB on October 26, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Dire was here…

OmahaConservative on October 26, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Magic 8 Ball says:

Dire is not here.

SparkPlug on October 26, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Then its broke…

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 10:37 PM

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Good evening!..Great to see you..*clink*..:)

Dire Straits on October 26, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Even if one were to disregard the fact that the Republicans have been trying to destroy Obama’s Presidency from the moment he took office, despite the fact that said Republicans were in the minority in both the House and the Senate until early 2011, your comment still holds no water.

Too bad, so sad.

chumpThreads on October 26, 2012 at 10:12 PM

After what the Democraps did to Bush, all I can say is…payback is a bizatch.

Too bad, so sad.

fossten on October 26, 2012 at 10:38 PM

How was your week, cynccook?

jaime on October 26, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Eh, okay. I’ll just be glad when this election is over and I won’t have to ever listen to 0 speak again. You okay now? ;D

cynccook on October 26, 2012 at 10:39 PM

So, how is that new Green Room stuff working out for everyone?

JPeterman on October 26, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Boy, you Republicans really overreacted to that first debate! And now your shocked that the President has come off the ropes punching with both hands!

Too bad, so sad.

chumpThreads on October 26, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Have you taken a look at how his favourability rating has been trending lately?

When you play small ball, you look small.

Resist We Much on October 26, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Hi Jaime!

KCB on October 26, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Hi KCB. What’s up?

I’m looking for a good song to link.

jaime on October 26, 2012 at 10:39 PM

One more little bit of Steyn on the “First time” campaign ad:

If voting for Obama is like the first time you have sex, it’s very difficult to lose your virginity twice. A flailing, pitiful campaign has now adopted Queen Victoria’s supposed wedding advice to her daughter: “Lie back and think of England.” Lie back and think of America. And then get up and get dressed. Who wants to sleep twice with a $16 trillion broke loser?

tom daschle concerned on October 26, 2012 at 10:39 PM

OmahaConservative on October 26, 2012 at 10:37 PM

I’m back..Just trying to cue up the dvd True Colors for later..:)

Dire Straits on October 26, 2012 at 10:40 PM

I’ve Got The Blues – Rolling Stones

So… has anyone here, besides me, seen the new photos of the ‘Strolling Bones’ for their new tour?

thatsafactjack on October 26, 2012 at 10:40 PM

tom daschle concerned on October 26, 2012 at 10:39 PM

That is classic..:)

Dire Straits on October 26, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Boy, you Republicans really overreacted to that first debate! And now your shocked that the President has come off the ropes punching slapping like a little girl with both hands!

Too bad, so sad.

chumpThreads on October 26, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Not only sad but pathetic.

cynccook on October 26, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Question fr the Hot Air ladies??..What is your opinion of the new ad by Team Obie??..:)

Dire Straits on October 26, 2012 at 10:42 PM

You okay now? ;D

cynccook on October 26, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Oh yeah.

I was worried that Romney would only be good on economic matters, but that he’d compromise us down the river on everything else.

Now I don’t care. I’m lying. Jackie told me I should have a little more confidence in Romney, and that the democratics would be in a position of having to go along. I’m willing to give it a chance. What choice do I have?

jaime on October 26, 2012 at 10:42 PM

So, how is that new Green Room stuff working out for everyone?

JPeterman on October 26, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Well I would say that at a time when everyone is stressing out over this election, what could be smarter than to screw with the format. :/

cynccook on October 26, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Obama’s going to do it, Obama’s going to lead us!

OBAMA 2008!

El_Terrible on October 26, 2012 at 9:42 PM

..another quick hitter here, but maybe after this goddam nightmare is over, we could all relive this (I know, I know) like we do Disco or eight-tracks or Herpes something. Kind of a sentimental reunion where we can express our fondness for these old Obama days.

..nah, I didn’t think so.

The War Planner on October 26, 2012 at 10:43 PM

http://youtu.be/jJbnT018vgc

need something to get my heart started after this mornings report from the Fox crew. It is refreshing to watch real journalists for a change.

jrsrigmvr on October 26, 2012 at 10:43 PM

North Dakota and Tennessee..MIA-he didn’t give rats a$$..
perhaps cause they weren’t strategic for him..
all the red bitter clingers and all..

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 10:35 PM

My ultimate election night dream. O is running ahead in Cook County (of course), but he is doing poorly in collar counties and horribly downstate.

If Romney pulls the upset in Illinois, I would make like The Flash and vibrate right through the wall.

*after I drink my champagne toast*

predator on October 26, 2012 at 10:43 PM

http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/10/sums-him-up/

davidk on October 26, 2012 at 10:40 PM

HAHAHA!

Always liked this one. The intro is sooper heavy.

tom daschle concerned on October 26, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Question fr the Hot Air ladies??..What is your opinion of the new ad by Team Obie??..:)

Dire Straits on October 26, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Hi Dire. Which ad?

cynccook on October 26, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Dire Straits on October 26, 2012 at 10:42 PM

The ‘like a virgin’ one…. *gag*…. or the ‘dunce cap one’?

thatsafactjack on October 26, 2012 at 10:43 PM

thatsafactjack on October 26, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Great song, and you gave me an idea.

jaime on October 26, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Not sure if you’re concern trolling or not. You often seem quite…concerned. Nonetheless, the thing most people don’t understand about 2008 was that it wasn’t a huge win for Zero because of massive democrat turnout. It was a huge win because the GOP vote was so depressed. It went something along the lines of just over 38 dem to just under 32 GOP, while in 2004 they were even. This year, it’s going to be even again, or R+1 to 3. With Romney winning indys in Ohio by 10 pts., he’ll win the state.

Rational Thought on October 26, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Are you kidding me??? I encourage you to look at my posting history. If I am a concerned troll then so is Ace over at ASHQ because he is just as worried about OH as me, as should everyone. You REMEMBER 2008 here?? People convinced McCain was going to win, ManlyRush, PUMAs, Hillbuzz.. All of it crashed. And I was one of the ones who BELIEVED until the very end.

Of course I want Romney to win OH, but I am skeptical of posts that say stuff like “Romney is going to win even if he never leads in any polls”

It’s just silly. Some people, LITERALLY, want reality embargoed, as if we live in a cocoon.

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 26, 2012 at 10:44 PM

thatsafactjack on October 26, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Just one on Drudge. i tip my hat. Those guys have gone fast and hard for a long time. At least two of them were embalmed alive years ago, yet their zombie bodies rock on.

KCB on October 26, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Terry O’‏@IrishTea1

RT @bdomenech: If voting is like sex, you’re doing one of them wrong.

Retweeted by David Burge

davidk on October 26, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Did he know something that was going to hurt the admin or something? I mean three times!!!

cynccook on October 26, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Hmmmm…the million $ question..I pray
we find out..

Evening jaime..anyone else d missed..

Oh and schadenfreude..a big bugs bunny kiss to you.
How is Sandy storm treating you?

Clink* Dire..
I am nursing one beer..to tired to even drink lol

If you see jhjygOildk h..you will know I passed out
on the keyboard.

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Oh yeah.

I was worried that Romney would only be good on economic matters, but that he’d compromise us down the river on everything else.

Now I don’t care. I’m lying. Jackie told me I should have a little more confidence in Romney, and that the democratics would be in a position of having to go along. I’m willing to give it a chance. What choice do I have?

jaime on October 26, 2012 at 10:42 PM

He’ll be amazing no matter what he does, compared to the last 4 years and don’t forget that there may be as many as 2 Supreme Court retirements this term. :/

cynccook on October 26, 2012 at 10:44 PM

jaime on October 26, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Good evening, Jamie! Always glad to inspire. :)

thatsafactjack on October 26, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Well I would say that at a time when everyone is stressing out over this election, what could be smarter than to screw with the format. :/

cynccook on October 26, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Yep, screw with the format, kick some of the best writers to the curb without much fanfare and then let the person who does the technical stuff with the site itself go out of town for a few days.

Brilliant/

JPeterman on October 26, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Kind of a sentimental reunion where we can express our fondness for these old Obama days.

The War Planner on October 26, 2012 at 10:43 PM

I may have to hunt you down…

jaime on October 26, 2012 at 10:45 PM

All the while chump masturbates and tee hees reading our posts….. what a freak.

CW on October 26, 2012 at 10:45 PM

I am nursing one beer..to tired to even drink lol

If you see jhjygOildk h..you will know I passed out
on the keyboard.

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Silly! That’s why they invented chips and pretzels!

cynccook on October 26, 2012 at 10:45 PM

heee heee..oh yeah.

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 10:36 PM

He’s a Mormon. Is he allowed a morphine drip? *please say no*

predator on October 26, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Question fr the Hot Air ladies??..What is your opinion of the new ad by Team Obie??..:)

Dire Straits on October 26, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Apparently our HA ladies find Paul Ryan to be much hotter than Uncle ‘plugs’ Joe…

OmahaConservative on October 26, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Send Me An Angel – Scorpions

thatsafactjack on October 26, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Must read Steyn

tom daschle concerned on October 26, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Yeah. All the links in the OP were good tonight, but that one is a standout.

RushBaby on October 26, 2012 at 10:46 PM

I dunno..
Pink bullets wanted to take away women’s right to vote last night..
Kinda lost me there..
carry on.

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Bullsh!tter in chief revealed once again to be a fraud.

The sound from the msm:

*crickets*

Tim_CA on October 26, 2012 at 10:46 PM

SparkPlug on October 26, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Check to see if your Magic * Ball works. :)

PatriotGal2257 on October 26, 2012 at 10:47 PM

I like that guy, he knows every state, county, precinct and how they vote.

How does he keep all of that straight?

JPeterman on October 26, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Barone is “The Rainman of Politics.”

While the early voting data on early voting in person and absentee ballot returns can only tell us the voters’ names and party identification, Barone could probably tell us with near certainty how they voted.

Speaking of which, that’s one of the things that is overlooked in the discussion of early voting numbers. While we know WHO is casting votes, we do not know for WHOM those votes were cast. I think that we can safely say that 85-90% of voters in each Party will go vote for their candidate, but there will be crossovers. Since Romney is doing better with conservatives, independents, and liberals than McCain did and Obama is doing worse with conservatives, independents, and liberals than he did 4 years ago, I think it is safe to say that more Democrats will switch to vote for Romney than Republicans switching to vote for Obama. It’ll be interesting to see how many of the “votes” the polls are currently counting as Obama’s go to Romney. If the race is close, a 5%-10% of Democrats by Romney could swing the election.

Resist We Much on October 26, 2012 at 10:47 PM

compared to the last 4 years

cynccook on October 26, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Yes, that’s the guarantee. That’s what I’m (I mean “I was”) afraid of. I want him to be good, not just comparatively good.

But now I’m sure he will be good, so no worries.

jaime on October 26, 2012 at 10:48 PM

SparkPlug on October 26, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Then its broke…

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Magic 8 Ball says:

*Magic 8 Ball was certified by inspector #12*

SparkPlug on October 26, 2012 at 10:48 PM

I like that guy, he knows every state, county, precinct and how they vote.

How does he keep all of that straight?

JPeterman on October 26, 2012 at 10:37 PM

I like him too, and curse him when he does not agree with me.

He generally tends to be correct though, and I don’t want to get too confident.

ccrosby on October 26, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Yep, screw with the format, kick some of the best writers to the curb without much fanfare and then let the person who does the technical stuff with the site itself go out of town for a few days.

Brilliant/

JPeterman on October 26, 2012 at 10:45 PM

There have been so many things the readership have suggested like being able to post images in the comments or reply directly back to a comment that they’ve never even considered, then they try to foist this FB garbage on us and now putting the GR on the main page. No offense to the GR writers, but I seldom read those posts. I’ve also noticed that AP is contributing less and less, too, maybe 3 blog posts in an evening + QOTD. I’m not so much for the big changes.

cynccook on October 26, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Hence, the official campaign video (plagiarized from Vladimir Putin of all people) explaining that voting for Obama is like having sex. The saddest thing about that claim is that, for liberals, it may well be true.

Obama, the first White House streetwalker.

BobMbx on October 26, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Obama seems to believe that the load road is his only route back to the White House in 2012. It is the kind of strategy that Candidate Obama in 2008 would have viewed as beneath contempt.

Obama’s campaign in 2008 is another delusion by the libs/media.
When he was in a tight race with Clinton, he was very nasty to them.

This ahole always reverts to true form when under pressure or challenged in anyway.

After he got the nomination, he was able to run a “positive” campaign only because he was not running against an incumbent and any Republican nominee was going to lose. A friggin’ ham sandwich could have won that race.

We are seeing the true Obama now, the one the media has tried to hide, but they can’t stop him from speaking and they can’t control his facial expressions.

Their spin is worthless this time around. Only those who refuse to see Obama as the petty little man he is believes their lies anymore.

Jvette on October 26, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Undecideds typically go 70% or higher for the challenger facing an incumbent. These undecideds won’t save 0bama in Ohio.

cynccook on October 26, 2012 at 10:35 PM

I thought so too, but it doesn’t seem to be true. Ace wrote about that today too.


There is some question about whether undecideds break evenly, or break largely against the incumbent, but it’s worth noting there isn’t much argument they break in favor of the incumbent. (By the way: If you want some analysis of that — and why Nate Silver’s model may have a very huge flawed assumption built into it — read this guy’s take on the Incumbent Rule.)

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 26, 2012 at 10:49 PM

He’s a Mormon. Is he allowed a morphine drip? *please say no*

predator on October 26, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Pretty sure he’s a Mormon in the *wink!wink!* way 0bama is a Christian….

cynccook on October 26, 2012 at 10:50 PM

He’s a Mormon. Is he allowed a morphine drip? *please say no*

predator on October 26, 2012 at 10:46 PM

pffft..I thought that was the Ron L Hubbard crowd, Jehovah witnesses..
that decline med treatment..
I forgot..
Either way..I dubt he is comfy.
I have been through several accidents..
Whiplash is just fun.

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 10:50 PM

PatriotGal2257 on October 26, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Too Late. I sold my Magic * Ball to Jaimie because it predicated goofy predictions.

SparkPlug on October 26, 2012 at 10:50 PM

cynccook on October 26, 2012 at 10:43 PM

The “Like a virgin” ad..:)

Dire Straits on October 26, 2012 at 10:51 PM

– Scorpions

thatsafactjack on October 26, 2012 at 10:46

Now they can rock.

CW on October 26, 2012 at 10:52 PM

He was prez when I entered the world..
but from what I gather..
0 makes Nixon look like a nice guy..
am I wrong?
bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Nixon didn’t hate America and his wife was ALWAYS proud of her country.

Cleombrotus on October 26, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Shake Your Hips

jaime on October 26, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 26, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Are you talking about that article on The Hill by Mark Mellman? Because here’s the bio at the end of his article: Mellman is president of The Mellman Group and has worked for Democratic candidates and causes since 1982. Current clients include the Majority Leader of the Senate and the Democratic Whip in the House.

I don’t put a lot of credence into that, for obvious reasons….

cynccook on October 26, 2012 at 10:52 PM

CW on October 26, 2012 at 10:52 PM

:)

thatsafactjack on October 26, 2012 at 10:52 PM

So, how is that new Green Room stuff working out for everyone?

JPeterman on October 26, 2012 at 10:39 PM

I commented that they should just put that stuff in Headlines and the bigshots could comment with the rest of us plebes.

They could, of course, comment in green.

IOW, i think some beancounter has http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNYKxiRJ2LA

davidk on October 26, 2012 at 10:54 PM

pffft..I thought that was the Ron L Hubbard crowd, Jehovah witnesses..
that decline med treatment..
I forgot..
Either way..I dubt he is comfy.
I have been through several accidents..
Whiplash is just fun.

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Christian Science. I used to run with a crew of ‘em. All really bright and cool.

tom daschle concerned on October 26, 2012 at 10:54 PM

http://youtu.be/TUHFfR8hWcA

jrsrigmvr on October 26, 2012 at 10:54 PM

HOPEY-The incredibly shrinking Manchurian Vagina candidate.

FlaMurph on October 26, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Got to sign off..
Take care Ha friends..

Obama is toast..

Electrongod on October 26, 2012 at 10:55 PM

I have been through several accidents..

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Me too, in my younger and wilder days. I used booze and Quaaludes or Seconals.

predator on October 26, 2012 at 10:55 PM

So, how is that new Green Room stuff working out for everyone?

JPeterman on October 26, 2012 at 10:39 PM

I ain’t sayin’ but I also ain’t clickin’.

If the fine writers got canned because they weren’t drawin’ traffic, then…

cozmo on October 26, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Still Lovin’ You -Scorpions

thatsafactjack on October 26, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Pretty sure he’s a Mormon in the *wink!wink!* way 0bama is a Christian….

cynccook on October 26, 2012 at 10:50 PM

wink and a nod.
hes not like any Mormons I have met..

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 10:56 PM

There have been so many things the readership have suggested like being able to post images in the comments or reply directly back to a comment that they’ve never even considered, then they try to foist this FB garbage on us and now putting the GR on the main page. No offense to the GR writers, but I seldom read those posts. I’ve also noticed that AP is contributing less and less, too, maybe 3 blog posts in an evening + QOTD. I’m not so much for the big changes.

cynccook on October 26, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Yes I noticed AP contributing less and less. But he has gradually declined his posts since the time when they hired Tina Korbe. The addition of FB posting has let in more trolls, and the Green Room on the front page also seems awkward. But I still love it.

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 26, 2012 at 10:56 PM

You’ll take the high road and I’ll take the low road and I’ll meet you in ChiTown before you.

OTTO on October 26, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Good night Electrongod.

KCB on October 26, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Question fr the Hot Air ladies??..What is your opinion of the new ad by Team Obie??..:)

Dire Straits on October 26, 2012 at 10:42 PM

As soon as my daughter, a 21 year old first time voter, came in from work, I showed her that ad. As expected, she roared with laughter and said that is the stupidest thing she has ever seen.

For myself, I couldn’t agree more.

Jvette on October 26, 2012 at 10:56 PM

cynccook on October 26, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Ya beat me to it! I read “punching with both hands”, and the video in my head was LaVerne and Shirley in a slap fight.

waterytart on October 26, 2012 at 10:57 PM

I thought so too, but it doesn’t seem to be true. Ace wrote about that today too.
There is some question about whether undecideds break evenly, or break largely against the incumbent, but it’s worth noting there isn’t much argument they break in favor of the incumbent. (By the way: If you want some analysis of that — and why Nate Silver’s model may have a very huge flawed assumption built into it — read this guy’s take on the Incumbent Rule.)

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 26, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Raquel, that is good news for Romney…Why is this worrisome?

Mitsouko on October 26, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Have a great night esp to Jackie Sparky Bmore EG Fred JP Flora Cozmo Shadenfreude predator RWM criminaz canopfor and the rest of the QOTD gang!!!

Good night and God Bless everyone!!!

Scrumpy on October 26, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Hi Scrumpy.

B9 called you Scrumpadoo.

SparkPlug on October 26, 2012 at 10:57 PM

So, how is that new Green Room stuff working out for everyone?

JPeterman on October 26, 2012 at 10:39 PM

I ignore it.
No likey.

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 10:57 PM

I used booze and Quaaludes or Seconals.

predator on October 26, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Before, or after the accidents?

I’ve used Vico-Jack for occasional back pain through the years.

massrighty on October 26, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Scorpions…No one like You

CW on October 26, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Pink bullets wanted to take away women’s right to vote last night..
Kinda lost me there..
carry on.

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 10:46 PM

So did atheling. She was here long B4 you.

I kinda agree. But we’ll allow Sarah Palin and Andrea Tarantula to continue voting.

Lanceman on October 26, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Scrumpy on October 26, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Goodnight, Scrumpy! :)

thatsafactjack on October 26, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Resist We Much on October 26, 2012 at 10:47 PM

I asked that question this afternoon. Just because you’re registered as a Democrat or a Republic doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re voting for the party you are affiliated with.

Do you know if you have to declare your party for the primaries in Ohio, which I assume is where these pollsters are getting this information?

JPeterman on October 26, 2012 at 10:58 PM

thatsafactjack on October 26, 2012 at 10:43 PM

lolz..I thought that would be your opinion..The “Like a virgin” ad is soooo childish..:)

Dire Straits on October 26, 2012 at 10:59 PM

predator on October 26, 2012 at 10:55 PM

714 Qualudes? Now that’s a blast from the past. Are those things still around?

Jvette on October 26, 2012 at 10:59 PM

SparkPlug on October 26, 2012 at 10:57 PM

I like scrumpadoodledoo too. :)
I say it when I see the sun rising.

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 10:59 PM

HOPEY – The incredible shrinking Manchurian Vagyna Candidate

FlaMurph on October 26, 2012 at 10:59 PM

wink and a nod.
hes not like any Mormons I have met..

bazil9 on October 26, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Why? Just because he’s a lying, disingenuous pr**k?

/////

He’s also a far cry from the Mormon I’m getting ready to vote for.

predator on October 26, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Just heard that Obama and Biden are scheduling events soon in WI. They’re on defense big time if they feel they must do candidate appearances in a state that two weeks ago they were +10 in.

I love the smell of toast in the morning.

TXUS on October 26, 2012 at 11:00 PM

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