Quotes of the day

posted at 10:34 pm on October 29, 2012 by Allahpundit

There were limitless political possibilities to consider. The Huffington Post ran an exclusive about how the hurricane could disrupt pollsters’ “ability to conduct interviews or to reach the millions of Americans who may soon be without electricity or telephone service” — thus playing havoc with the tracking polls. Writing for washingtonpost.com, Democratic strategist Carter Eskew predicted that the storm damage might make it “hard” for Obama “to be at rallies in Iowa or Colorado.”

Nobody did more hurricane war-gaming than Politico, which examined every possible political permutation: It could help Obama in Virginia and Ohio; it could hurt Obama in Virginia and Ohio; it could blunt the impact of political ads; it could magnify the impact of political ads; it could make Obama look presidential; it could magnify any Obama mistake; it could stop Romney’s momentum; it could complicate Obama’s “ground game”; it could help New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s 2016 presidential bid.

In other words: Nobody had any idea.

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Just the forecast of a potential disaster can make politics look small. So far, the Romney campaign has stopped fund-raising e-mails into affected states, made a campaign bus available for relief efforts, started taking up collections in campaign offices and put up a blog with weather-related advice.

And the itinerary may change.

Optics are tricky, said one top Republican who added the schedule may change depending on what the storm does. A disaster somewhere would make campaigning anywhere difficult.

Mixing politics and weather is to double-down on the unknown.

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Obama as Commander-in-Chief in a time of national emergency, not just a beleaguered incumbent presiding over a worst-ever economic recovery. The rally-around-the flag phenomenon. People looking to government for help. Beyond psychology, it might also help Obama since he seems to be leading among early voters,and the aftermath of the superstorm might prevent Romney voters from getting to the polls next Tuesday.

But the other side of that trade is this: Millions of Americans are being forced to spend lots of money on hurricane preparations — extra food, flashlights, batteries generators, plywoood, hotels — at time when they are trying to rebuild their savings. Millions of Americans whose incomes and take-home pay fell not only during the Great Recession but also during the Not-So-Great Recovery — or as I put it, the Long Recession. These unexpected expenditures might well remind many of a) how precarious their financial situation is and b) how they’re not back to even despite a supposed three-year economic rebound.

And if you think Romney is ahead, Sandy might well freeze the race to his advantage.

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There is also the effect Sandy will have on the media, which already has focused primarily on the weather and much less on the presidential campaign. This gives candidates less space and time to influence events. Ordinarily, this would be a valuable time, a period when campaigns have one last week to shape voters’ preferences, but this will become extraordinary difficult…

Finally there is the big question of voting behavior. How will severe weather affect voters in states such as Virginia?

Many observers expect that this could depress voting in lower-income areas, which are often badly affected and which have the least resources to recover, a development which would naturally hurt Democrats. It also has caused cancellations in early voting that might have benefited Obama’s vote total.

Another unpredictable factor is the sheer anger and frustration that can come from a weather crisis like this, which might very well intensify the broader sense of malaise that exists in the electorate. Even to those who are not in the path of the hurricane, this could feel like one more punch in the face to a nation tired of waiting for real economic recovery.

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Limbaugh said that media’s coverage of the storm will soak up news about Mitt Romney.

“The minute you tell yourself you got the game figured out, the golf gods make sure that you screw up the next two rounds. Well, the weather gods have interceded here,” Limbaugh said.

“They have intervened in this campaign and in this effort. You’ve got potential devastation and destruction in the media capitals of this country: Washington and New York,” the conservative talker continued, according to the transcript. “And the residents and the occupants of these media organizations in Washington and New York are the ones who are gonna be standing out in the street telling everybody else how bad it is. Not how bad Romney is. Not how dangerous Romney is. How dangerous the storm is.”

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According to news accounts and a Republican source familiar with the outside group activity, Americans for Job Security went up with TV ads in Pennsylvania over the weekend, and Restore Our Future goes on the air there Tuesday.

And now both this source and Karl Rove speaking on Fox News Monday evening suggest American Crossroads just might also go on the Keystone State TV airwaves as early as Wednesday…

The storm has scrambled everything, including TV ad strategies, but there is no doubt that if the public polls are even close to correct, all these end-game ad buys are going to put some resource pressure on Chicago.

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Fugate did not address whether the election could be delayed — a question that federal officials said last week is up for states to decide.

“Whether the election can be postponed or not is a legal black hole,” said Adam Winkler, a law professor at the University of California at Los Angeles. “There’s very little precedent for such an act.”

Federal law requires presidential elections to be held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November, but it also provides that if a state “has failed to make a choice on the day prescribed by law, the electors may be appointed on a subsequent day in such a manner as the legislature of such State may direct.”…

At the moment, Fugate said, authorities don’t have enough information about Sandy’s impacts.

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“We’re coming down to the 11th hour. We’re facing a violent storm,” Clinton said. He waited a beat, then added, “It’s nothing compared to the storm we’ll face if you don’t make the right decision in this election.”

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8Sandy

KCB on October 29, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Knowns…4 Americans are dead..

Electrongod on October 29, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Known…

Obama lied.

INC on October 29, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Knowns…4 Americans are dead..

Electrongod on October 29, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Make that 6, and perhaps as many as 2000 Mexican citizens.

SWalker on October 29, 2012 at 10:39 PM

I gotcher electrongod right here.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Next the crazies are going to blame Romney on the storm.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 10:40 PM

I gotcher electrongod right here.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Explain..

Electrongod on October 29, 2012 at 10:40 PM

I gotcher electrongod right here.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Yea… Right…

SWalker on October 29, 2012 at 10:40 PM

I gotcher electrongod right here.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Explain..

Electrongod on October 29, 2012 at 10:40 PM

He’s trying to play Bishop…. He’s a lousy Bishop.

SWalker on October 29, 2012 at 10:41 PM

He’s trying to play Bishop…. He’s a lousy Bishop.

SWalker on October 29, 2012 at 10:41 PM

He his no Bishop.

Electrongod on October 29, 2012 at 10:42 PM

I didn’t know Rove could still run that Hurricane machine from Texas. Good Man.

JimK on October 29, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Minus an “h”

Electrongod on October 29, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Explain..

Electrongod on October 29, 2012 at 10:40 PM

HANGIN’!

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Next the crazies are going to blame Romney on the storm.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Well, Bush did lend him the Magical Hurricane Making Machine.

Bruno Strozek on October 29, 2012 at 10:43 PM

thus playing havoc with the tracking polls.

How will we ever survive the next few days without polls?

Jvette on October 29, 2012 at 10:43 PM

it might also help Obama since he seems to be leading among early voters,and the aftermath of the superstorm might prevent Romney voters from getting to the polls next Tuesday.

Liar, liar, pants on fire.

GALLUP SHOCK** Romney Up 52-45% Among Early Voters

JPeterman on October 29, 2012 at 10:43 PM

I didn’t know Rove could still run that Hurricane machine from Texas. Good Man.

JimK on October 29, 2012 at 10:42 PM

I didn’t know Rove ever got it away from Darth Cheney…

SWalker on October 29, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Hurricane Benghazi response was “Vegas, Baybee!” Hurricane vote-7 is “I’ll save you, I’m your President”.

Despicable.

Who is John Galt on October 29, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Biden is campaigning tonight and Clinton tomorrow. Apparently optics for them is not a consideration.

Clinton is going to be at the U tomorrow. Small small small venue.

gophergirl on October 29, 2012 at 10:44 PM

HANGIN’!

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Electrongod on October 29, 2012 at 10:44 PM

I was wondering why traffic was backed up all the way to Sanford this morning.

Now I know why.

Jug-eared idiot.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 10:45 PM

One thing you probably won’t hear anyplace else is that the US Dollar has been pricing in a Romney victory…

The dollar has been rising because Romney said he would fire Bernanke who prints money left and right and devalues the dollar…

This is already starting to take effect at the gas pump…

Gas price have gone down about 20 cents because the strengthening dollar is pricing in Romney victory…

Romney is not even president yet and he already enacts his first tax cut!!!

MGardner on October 29, 2012 at 10:46 PM

If there’s a way to spin this for BO, it will be found and gleefully exploited.

Bob's Kid on October 29, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Clinton is going to be at the U tomorrow. Small small small venue.

gophergirl on October 29, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Where ever there is a sucking sound..
Bill is on the scene..

Electrongod on October 29, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Dreaming wussies

Thank God that this can not be decided by EO in DC.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 10:46 PM

I was wondering why traffic was backed up all the way to Sanford this morning.

Now I know why.

Jug-eared idiot.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 10:45 PM

I thought he was in the Whitehouse bunker hiding under his bed waiting for the storm to blow over.

SWalker on October 29, 2012 at 10:46 PM

I’m really starting to hate Home Depot.

BallisticBob on October 29, 2012 at 10:47 PM

How will we ever survive the next few days without polls?

Jvette on October 29, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Speakin’ of poles, I found out where the Gumbutt gets his.

An excerpt for those of you too lazy to click:

Even though Scott Rasmussen has a brand new poll today showing Romney up 50-48 in Ohio, you won’t read about that at Politico’s Burns and Haberman blog. You will find this propaganda, though:

Priorities USA senior strategist Bill Burton emailed donors today with an upbeat message: Barack Obama’s leading internal polling conducted for the super PAC across the swing states.

We posted yesterday on a Priorities poll showing Obama ahead in the state of Virginia. Burton’s message alludes to that poll but gives this longer readout on the group’s data:

1. The President is holding narrow but steady leads in Colorado, Nevada, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin. The race is a dead heat in both Florida and Iowa, with the President leading in each state by a single point.

2. For those who have voted early, he is leading by double digits — in Ohio, the margin is 2-1. …

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 10:48 PM

I didn’t know Rove ever got it away from Darth Cheney…

SWalker on October 29, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Biden got it! That’s why this storm is a big frickin’ deal!

Brat on October 29, 2012 at 10:49 PM

I thought he was in the Whitehouse bunker hiding under his bed waiting for the storm to blow over.

SWalker on October 29, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Not before he fouled up the morning commute tripping over his aidsy a$$ trying to look presidential.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 10:49 PM

gophergirl on October 29, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Yep, and Obama will be grandstanding in front of some scene of disaster. He will actually field some questions from the press since they will surely stick to the storm.

And if Mitt shows his face in public, he will be “politicizing a tragedy”.

forest on October 29, 2012 at 10:51 PM

it might also help Obama since he seems to be leading among early voters,and the aftermath of the superstorm might prevent Romney voters from getting to the polls next Tuesday.

Well, we will certainly find out if it’s true when people say “Come hell or high water”. Will all this high water keep Romney voters from the polls? NOT A FRICKIN’ CHANCE.

It’s more likely the helpless left will be unable to get themselves there.

Jvette on October 29, 2012 at 10:52 PM

GALLUP SHOCK** Romney Up 52-45% Among Early Voters

JPeterman on October 29, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Poor Gumby……go boom.

portlandon on October 29, 2012 at 10:54 PM

It’s more likely the helpless left will be unable to get themselves there.

Jvette on October 29, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Hmmm, consider this, hurricanes are considered “Act’s of God”. As such, should it shut down the Democrat GOTV, would Obama being evicted from the Whitehouse then also be considered an “Act of God”?

SWalker on October 29, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Heh. Where is the pokebutt tonight?

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Poor Gumby……go boom.

portlandon on October 29, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Must…be…saved…for every gumby appearance.

cozmo on October 29, 2012 at 10:55 PM

SWalker on October 29, 2012 at 10:55 PM

You know what would be funny? If Romney won New York because of the storm.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 10:56 PM

After a day like this… many friends in danger.. even as far as Michigan (family).. fluke politics !

My offering for QOTD

pambi on October 29, 2012 at 10:58 PM

We win, or We’ll Win.

Sorry, but true, you’ve heard it here on HA.

Who is John Galt on October 29, 2012 at 10:58 PM

11/7/12 is the date the relocation notice goes out.

1/20/13 is when we retake possession of our real estate.

And no d@mn storm is going to keep us from saving our country.

platypus on October 29, 2012 at 10:58 PM

I would imagine that states can change the election date only if they have laws on their books on or before next Tuesday. The Supreme Court in 2000 took unkindly to the idea of changing election laws after the fact.

Laurence on October 29, 2012 at 10:58 PM

it might also help Obama since he seems to be leading among early voters,and the aftermath of the superstorm might prevent Romney voters from getting to the polls next Tuesday.

Really? Since when New York and New Jersey are supposed to be battleground states? Are they talking about Virginia and North Carolina? The storm did little damage there plus the Republicans are going to walk on broken glass to vote on November 6 2012… These stupid liberals are too delusional to think that a storm 8 days of Elections Day is going to make us stay home…

mnjg on October 29, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Next the crazies are going to blame Romney on the storm.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 10:40 PM

NO! For the last 12 years, every single day WITHOUT FAIL I have heard “It’s Bush’s fault” for everything from the weather to my dead Gramma’s hangnail. Henceforth and from now on until the earth is consumed by a black hole billions and billions of years from now, IT’S OBAMA’S FAULT!

rottenrobbie on October 29, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Here is a Sandy song by Revolta from “Grease” that could be Barry’s (swan) Song. It’s blocked on YT in US for copyright. But here’s the lyrics.

OkieDoc on October 29, 2012 at 10:59 PM

The lights are still on on Times Square, and there are even a few cabs out and about…

JohnGalt23 on October 29, 2012 at 11:00 PM

The Spark IV numerical copulator has predicted that there will be no QOTD today because of the storm.

Magic 8 Ball says: The Spark IV numerical copulator is dumber than gumby.

SparkPlug on October 29, 2012 at 11:00 PM

thus playing havoc with the tracking polls.

How will we ever survive the next few days without polls?

Jvette on October 29, 2012 at 10:43 PM

…keep ropes and stools away from gummeandpokeme !

KOOLAID2 on October 29, 2012 at 11:00 PM

“There’s probably not a group that you play that I don’t have on my iPod,” Obama told the station’s E.J. Greig.

Narcissus SOB

Brat on October 29, 2012 at 11:00 PM

JPeterman on October 29, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Read something earlier that said this was an interview recorded Saturday, but I don’t know.

KCB on October 29, 2012 at 11:00 PM

I wonder if Sarah Jessica Parker’s and Jay-Z and Beyonce’s swanky NYC digs are okay.

SouthernGent on October 29, 2012 at 11:01 PM

If Obama loses, the Left will blame it all on some stupid hurricane. The fact that Obama sucks as president will have nothing to do with it.

joekenha on October 29, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Magic 8 Ball says: The Spark IV numerical copulator is dumber than gumby.

SparkPlug on October 29, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Cyber Cipher’s collie sez

“Only one thing dumber than the pokebutt – his respondents.”

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 11:02 PM

2000 Political Child name: Chad

2012 Political Child name: Sandy

portlandon on October 29, 2012 at 11:03 PM

He began his presidency by playing God saying he’d lower the waters. He ends his presidency with God sending floods. That will be a perfect lesson for the ages, if he in fact loses.

Buddahpundit on October 29, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Poor Gumby……go boom.

portlandon on October 29, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Stolen!!

Thanks!!

JPeterman on October 29, 2012 at 11:04 PM

He began his presidency by playing God saying he’d lower the waters. He ends his presidency with God sending floods. That will be a perfect lesson for the ages, if he in fact loses.

Buddahpundit on October 29, 2012 at 11:03 PM

I am picturing Obama & Moochelle each clinging to a large styrofoam greek column, bobbing up and down in a mountain of political debris as it slowly gets swept out to sea.

portlandon on October 29, 2012 at 11:05 PM

If Obama loses, the Left will blame it all on some stupid hurricane. The fact that Obama sucks as president will have nothing to do with it.

joekenha on October 29, 2012 at 11:01 PM

I don’t care if he blames Muhammed…so long as he loses.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:06 PM

If Obama loses, the Left will blame it all on some stupid hurricane. The fact that Obama sucks as president will have nothing to do with it.

joekenha on October 29, 2012 at 11:01 PM

They could also conclude that God loves America, which would irritate and depress them further, and to no end.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Next the crazies are going to blame Romney on the storm.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 10:40 PM

I can think of at least three ways to interpret this:

1. It was supposed to read “blame the storm on Romney”.
2. Romeny will win the election, and people will blame his win on the storm.
3. The storm is some sort if time travel gate like in the movie Final Countdown, and somebody goes back in time to the night of Romney’s conception and tells his parents that if there’s any hope at all for the U.S. in the future, they better start getting busy.

I’m going with #3 as the most likely scenario.

malclave on October 29, 2012 at 11:07 PM

We win, or We’ll Win.

Sorry, but true, you’ve heard it here on HA.

Who is John Galt on October 29, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Add this

bazil9 on October 29, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Cyber Cipher’s collie sez

“Only one thing dumber than the pokebutt – his respondents.”

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Electrongod on October 29, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Hi B9!

KCB on October 29, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Brat on October 29, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Good grief! The wheels are coming off the world and the adult who was put in charge of the world’s largest economy, most powerful military, most influential political entity has time to play with his iPod.

Please tell me I’m imagining all this.

Cleombrotus on October 29, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Nobody did more hurricane war-gaming than Politico, which examined every possible political permutation

They’ve been furiously fapping at Politico.

John the Libertarian on October 29, 2012 at 11:11 PM

I don’t know if it will work. But Romney has always been a pretty epically helpful guy, right? He should join his church group for a full day of clean-up efforts in the stricken areas. He has done it before. It will show his character as opposed to a quick visit which might seem opportunistic. I think it would show people something about him but at a real sacrifice for him.

I mean what else does he have to do? There aren’t any rallys to attend or Presidential-type business to attend to. Wouldn’t it be better than sitting in a hotel room?

Texene on October 29, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Hi, Scrumpy!

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 11:12 PM

joekenha on October 29, 2012 at 11:01 PM

They could also conclude that God loves America, which would irritate and depress them further, and to no end.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:07 PM

BWAHAHAHAH… there’s enough schadenfreude right there to fill up your nic… Democrats throw God out of party…. God throws democrats out of power, saves America.

SWalker on October 29, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Read something earlier that said this was an interview recorded Saturday, but I don’t know.

KCB on October 29, 2012 at 11:00 PM

That was his MTV interview on Saturday.

JPeterman on October 29, 2012 at 11:13 PM

It would be delicious to see many of the deep blue North Eastern states postpone elections on account of Sandy while the rest of country votes and Romney have 270 electoral votes locked up on Nov. 6th before they even vote. Virginia and New Hampshire are only two potential red states that could have potential delayed elections due to Sandy, right?

mpthompson on October 29, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Nobody did more hurricane war-gaming than Politico, which examined every possible political permutation

The Obama camp gave them their internal polling. It looks bad and Politico is trying to save his sorry azz. Go under with him, you fools.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Interesting. I thought he got them by super secret transmissions to his magic eight ball.

Jvette on October 29, 2012 at 11:14 PM

You wonder how many in the crowds actually feel their skin crawl when Clinton politicizes the storm.

John the Libertarian on October 29, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Sorry, here’s the link about the internal polls being leaked to Politico.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Please tell me I’m imagining all this.

Cleombrotus on October 29, 2012 at 11:10 PM

You are imagining all this. The problem is that your imagination is so vivid it’s projected it all over us.

So we get to experience your pessimism. Please clean this mess up by November 6th. Thank you.

platypus on October 29, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Hi Ken!

bazil9 on October 29, 2012 at 11:16 PM

The Obama camp gave them their internal polling.

I see no circumstance by which the Obama campaign is sharing their internal polling with anyone at this time. If they are sharing anything, it’s certainly lies under the direction of Axelgrease. Even Nate Silver is most certainly flying blind on this one.

mpthompson on October 29, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Sorry, here’s the link about the internal polls being leaked to Politico.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:15 PM

I already posted that!

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 11:17 PM

One thing you probably won’t hear anyplace else is that the US Dollar has been pricing in a Romney victory…

The dollar has been rising because Romney said he would fire Bernanke who prints money left and right and devalues the dollar…

This is already starting to take effect at the gas pump…

Gas price have gone down about 20 cents because the strengthening dollar is pricing in Romney victory…

Romney is not even president yet and he already enacts his first tax cut!!!

MGardner on October 29, 2012 at 10:46 PM

It is because of the Eurozone crisis.. Nothing to do with Romney or the election.

Illinidiva on October 29, 2012 at 11:17 PM

JPeterman on October 29, 2012 at 11:13 PM

So he has been talking about his ipod a lot. Adults in charge……

KCB on October 29, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Next the crazies are going to blame Romney on the storm.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 10:40 PM

I read blogs and comments online by leftists, and overheard a few in person, blame Bush for Katrina -not just govt response to Katrina, but oddly, enough for the hurricane itself, as though Bush has a magical weather wand that can make and change weather. Liberals really imbued Bush with god-like powers.

TigerPaw on October 29, 2012 at 11:19 PM

malclave on October 29, 2012 at 11:07 PM

:)

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:19 PM

platypus on October 29, 2012 at 11:15 PM

I’ll see what I can do. ;)

Cleombrotus on October 29, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Read something earlier that said this was an interview recorded Saturday, but I don’t know.

KCB on October 29, 2012 at 11:00 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s iPod could pass for a voter outreach tool.

Interviewed Monday on Cincinnati radio station WIZF, Obama ran through his musical tastes, an eclectic and all-encompassing list of artists and tracks that reflect the varied coalition of voters he is seeking to attract.

Asked what was on the “presidential iPod,” Obama replied that he had “a pretty good mix.”

“I’ve got old school – Stevie Wonder, James Brown. I’ve got Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan,” he said.

There are also plenty of tracks that young voters might have downloaded to their own collections.

“And then I’ve got everything from Jay-Z, to Eminem, to the Fugees, to you name it. There’s probably not a group that you play that I don’t have on my iPod,” Obama told the station’s E.J. Greig.

Brat on October 29, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Next the crazies are going to blame the storm on Romney.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 10:40 PM

I read blogs and comments online by leftists, and overheard a few in person, blame Bush for Katrina -not just govt response to Katrina, but oddly, enough for the hurricane itself, as though Bush has a magical weather wand that can make and change weather. Liberals really imbued Bush with god-like powers.

TigerPaw on October 29, 2012 at 11:19 PM

No kidding, some idiots are saying that Romney orchestrated the attacks in Benghazi.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Here is some soothing Hawaiian music for tonights thread. It is my way of saying “Aloha” to President Obama, and get him into the mood to return to his native land and retire after being a defeated President.

Aloha Oe……

portlandon on October 29, 2012 at 11:21 PM

TG‏@23toby

@jtLOL Costliest 32 hurricanes in US history = $375 billion. Barack Obama = $5 trillion

PolAgnostic on October 29, 2012 at 11:21 PM

It would be delicious to see many of the deep blue North Eastern states postpone elections on account of Sandy while the rest of country votes and Romney have 270 electoral votes locked up on Nov. 6th before they even vote. Virginia and New Hampshire are only two potential red states that could have potential delayed elections due to Sandy, right?

mpthompson on October 29, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Horrifying flash just crossed my brain of Romney sitting with 266 electoral votes waiting for Virginia to go to the polls on Saturday November 10…

Fortunately that brief glimpse was followed by one of Governor Bob McDonnell, and a reassurance that he’d never allow that crap to go down. Virginia will go to the polls on time, thank God.

Gingotts on October 29, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Waited as long as I could. Sandy.

KCB on October 29, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Knowns…4 Americans are dead..

Electrongod on October 29, 2012 at 10:36 PM

And, two of them, the former SEALs Woods and Doherty, saved at least 30 Americans in the compound, while taking out some 60 or so of the rags, before these heroes were left to die by their CIC and/or the SecDef just to protect their sorry, political asses.

Rage doesn’t even describe how I still feel about this and, if I feel this way, I can only imagine how the members of “the community” must feel.

Obama better hope he doesn’t win and just fades away.

TXUS on October 29, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Sorry, here’s the link about the internal polls being leaked to Politico.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Doesn’t look like an internal poll leak to me. Just a regurgitation of a bunch of campaign boilerplate that goes into any memo from PACs to contributors.

mpthompson on October 29, 2012 at 11:22 PM

I already posted that!

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Good going. I had not seen. Better twice than not at all. Not meant to repeat. You were first!

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:22 PM

mpthompson on October 29, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Whatevs…they are still consuming his crap, mistaking it for Beluga caviar. This is going to be a tough week for the media.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:23 PM

David Burge‏@iowahawkblog

God as my witness, I though turkeys could govern: President talks iPod playlists with 101.1 FM The Wiz Cincinnati

PolAgnostic on October 29, 2012 at 11:24 PM

It is because of the Eurozone crisis.. Nothing to do with Romney or the election.

Illinidiva on October 29, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Disagree, because USD is rising against all currencies not just euro…

The only reason this market is even where it is because of the Bernanke pump…

MGardner on October 29, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Good going. I had not seen. Better twice than not at all. Not meant to repeat. You were first!

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Don’t mention it.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 11:24 PM

..anyone else notice that the “OIHO is the key and it’s too close to call” mantra has grown wearisome for the punditry and now has been supplanted with “OIHO and WI are the keys and they’re too close to call”.

These whores are just stumping for ratings.

The War Planner on October 29, 2012 at 11:24 PM

In tune with portlandon’s theme

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Clayton Morris‏@ClaytonMorris

This looks like a movie photo but it’s real. Hoboken PATH train station. http://cl.ly/image/3H160y1Y381Q … #sandy (via @accu_adrienne)

PolAgnostic on October 29, 2012 at 11:25 PM

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