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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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

It would certainly be the answer I am seeking with this heartfelt prayer, “Let it be, Lord, let it be.”

Jvette on October 29, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Let’s apply the “Panetta Doctrine” to the storm, eh champ?

Don’t do sh!t until you absolutely know, fer sure, what you’re getting into.

see you next tuesday, bub.

ted c on October 29, 2012 at 11:25 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

+100

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
Galatians 6:6-8

This would be a truly just consequence to Obama’s hubris and the left’s elevation of Obama to god-like status.

AZfederalist on October 29, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Where are our trolls tonight?

According to libdie, we should be talking about the impending storm doom and not politics.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 11:26 PM

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

It’s WI – Ann Coulter will hold 5 speeches there over the next weekend.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:26 PM

The Latest,from BendOver BackWards News (BBN)

The HeadLines:
===============

Thank-Gawd,a Crisis has Occured,Obama Finally Can Show US Electorate
is True Mettle….. –NYT

Obama will lose Sandy,just like Katrina…. –Democracy Now

What a GodSend,who Would Ever Think,that Sandy Would Save the
Presidentcy

–HuffPuff

If Obama had any Brains,He`d Blame Sandy on the GOP Congress

–The Daily KAOS

If Ever therte was a Time for a President to Tighten Up his Mom Jeans,and Get his Hands Dirty,er,Wet its Now

….–Politico

Obama is an Empty Boat

…. –Clint Eastwood

(snark)

canopfor on October 29, 2012 at 11:26 PM

In tune with portlandon’s theme

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Bwaa haaa haaa! OMG. That is AWESOME.

Da Drone Boss! Da Drone!!! Bwaa haa haa!!!

portlandon on October 29, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Where are our trolls tonight?

According to libdie, we should be talking about the impending storm doom and not politics.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Gumby’s at Swimming lessons….

portlandon on October 29, 2012 at 11:27 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

BOOM!

MGardner on October 29, 2012 at 11:27 PM

According to libdie, we should be talking about the impending storm doom and not politics.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 11:26 PM

We are:

1. The storm arrived, will go away, and the Earth will continue to spin.

2. Obama and his rats are doomed; may they go under on the same ship.

3. Not politics, just the way things are…the higher the top, the steeper the drop.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Gumby’s at Swimming lessons….

portlandon on October 29, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Heh. Just like ours – unflushable.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:25 PM

hahahaha. Good Catch,

SparkPlug on October 29, 2012 at 11:30 PM

“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

Translation: “I may be an idiot that screwed everything up, but I’m still COOOOOOOOOOL! So vote for me.”

Jvette on October 29, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:29 PM

You know what justice would be? Hillary going down the tubes for not ratting out obama.

Too much to hope for, though.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Hot Air on Firefox loads like a staggering drunk.

John the Libertarian on October 29, 2012 at 11:31 PM

I think someone suggested this above

Sarah Huisenga ‏@SarahH_CBSNJ

Romney advisory for tmrw: “Governor Romney Attends Kettering Storm Relief Event with Richard Petty and Randy Owen.”

gophergirl on October 29, 2012 at 11:32 PM

There will be no effect, people made up their minds

Conservative4ev on October 29, 2012 at 11:32 PM

KCB on October 29, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Thanks Ken.
Then there’s this.

http://youtu.be/u2y6xx2qnqg

jrsrigmvr on October 29, 2012 at 11:32 PM

TXUS- yea,, I doubt the “community” thinks much of this.

Rage is an appropriate word. Throw in intel and State Dept.

wolly4321 on October 29, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Where are our trolls tonight?

According to libdie, we should be talking about the impending storm doom and not politics.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 11:26 PM

The NY Times is trolling. They couldn’t wait to politicize the storm.

DESPERATE

Big Storm requires Big Government

“Absolutely,” he said. “Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that’s the right direction. And if you can go even further and send it back to the private sector, that’s even better.” Mr. Romney not only believes that states acting independently can handle the response to a vast East Coast storm better than Washington, but that profit-making companies can do an even better job. He said it was “immoral” for the federal government to do all these things if it means increasing the debt.

It’s an absurd notion, but it’s fully in line with decades of Republican resistance to federal emergency planning. FEMA, created by President Jimmy Carter, was elevated to cabinet rank in the Bill Clinton administration, but was then demoted by President George W. Bush, who neglected it, subsumed it into the Department of Homeland Security, and placed it in the control of political hacks. The disaster of Hurricane Katrina was just waiting to happen.

The agency was put back in working order by President Obama, but ideology still blinds Republicans to its value. Many don’t like the idea of free aid for poor people, or they think people should pay for their bad decisions, which this week includes living on the East Coast.

faraway on October 29, 2012 at 11:33 PM

I hope all our HotAir brothers and sisters on the east coast were able to get to safety. No doubt many are without power now. Prayers and happy thoughts to all of them.

portlandon on October 29, 2012 at 11:33 PM

You know what justice would be? Hillary going down the tubes for not ratting out obama.

Too much to hope for, though.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 11:31 PM

No, not too much…Benghazi will destroy Obama/Hillary/Rice/Biden, as it should. The story is only 30% out, only 10% more than it was last week.

May the media go with them, for dereliction of duty. They won’t be able to save their boy. Benghazi went awry…it’s about things entirely different from what is told.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:34 PM

I swear I heard that poor Obama commercial narrated by Morgan Freedom four times in a half hour tonight.

Cindy Munford on October 29, 2012 at 11:34 PM

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

.
It’s part of the SCOAMF’s evolving strategery …

… Today – “OIHO and WI are the keys and they’re too close to call” …

Next Monday – “OIHO, WI, PA & MN are the keys and they’re too close to call”

PolAgnostic on October 29, 2012 at 11:34 PM

The agency was put back in working order by President Obama

faraway on October 29, 2012 at 11:33 PM

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!

Just like the DOJ!

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Speaking of money policy, how is it that retirement folk aren’t beating up Obama and his stooges in the Treasuring and Fed implementing ZIRP (zero interest rate policy). A savings or money market account is lucky to even get a 1% annual return these days. This is really putting the squeeze on folks who managed to save a small nest egg and were hoping to subsidize their retirement with interest from their savings. Bond rates are hurting as well and we all saw what Obama did to GM bond holders. The stock market remains a crap shoot and is dangerous as hell for retired folk.

It must suck to have played by the rules all your life, save up for retirement and then only to have Obozo and his clowns come along and screw you out of any type of return on your savings due to too much cheap money from the Fed flowing through Wall Street.

mpthompson on October 29, 2012 at 11:35 PM

When Obama called on the SEALs, they got Osama.
When the SEALs called on Obama, they got killed.

HT to ted c, earlier today.

TXUS on October 29, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Sarah Huisenga ‏@SarahH_CBSNJ

Romney advisory for tmrw: “Governor Romney Attends Kettering Storm Relief Event with Richard Petty and Randy Owen.”

gophergirl on October 29, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Ryan encourages donations, says Romney ‘in touch with regional leaders’ regarding storm

JPeterman on October 29, 2012 at 11:35 PM

jrsrigmvr on October 29, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Nice!

KCB on October 29, 2012 at 11:35 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

Gumby’s at Swimming lessons….

portlandon on October 29, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Let’s apply the “Panetta Doctrine” to the storm, eh champ?

Don’t do sh!t until you absolutely know, fer sure, what you’re getting into.

see you next tuesday, bub.

ted c on October 29, 2012 at 11:25 PM

This is why I love HA.

Jvette on October 29, 2012 at 11:35 PM

“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

I’ll bet he doesn’t have any Kid Rock.

John the Libertarian on October 29, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Hot Air on Firefox loads like a staggering drunk.

John the Libertarian on October 29, 2012 at 11:31 PM


??? …

It stops, hesitates and pukes on your shoes?

PolAgnostic on October 29, 2012 at 11:36 PM

I hope all our HotAir brothers and sisters on the east coast were able to get to safety. No doubt many are without power now. Prayers and happy thoughts to all of them.

portlandon on October 29, 2012 at 11:33 PM

I concur..

MGardner on October 29, 2012 at 11:36 PM

thx TXUS, but I cribbed that from someone else. Not original ted c work, so use ad lib.

ted c on October 29, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Where are our trolls tonight?

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Sorry Lanceman, their off in therapy tonight. You’ll have to pull double duty again.

mpthompson on October 29, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Obama to create a Secretary of Wind

faraway on October 29, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Hot Air on Firefox loads like a staggering drunk.

John the Libertarian on October 29, 2012 at 11:31 PM

T%hat’s not Firefox that’s slow John, that’s the Obama Administrations tracking software that is dragging you down. Somebody obviously noticed you were posting subversive stuff on a known subversive blog, so their tracking your every subversive statement.

They used to do that to me too, but then they noticed that none of my posts ever make any sense and are mind-numbing boring, so they gave up tracking me in disgust and boredom… o_O

SWalker on October 29, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Gumby’s at Swimming lessons….

portlandon on October 29, 2012 at 11:27 PM

portlandon:

And GrowFins,was seen,traveling at high speed,sliding into a drainage -ditch!
(snark).

canopfor on October 29, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Sayreville NJ flooding – rescuing people from rooftops

faraway on October 29, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Hot Air on Firefox loads like a staggering drunk.

John the Libertarian on October 29, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Try Hot Air on an Android browser. Whatever they are doing to the site lately is causing the Android web browser to constantly puke.

mpthompson on October 29, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:34 PM

I was referring to Hilrod’s refusal to toss obama under the bus at Sick Willie’s request, if that’s to be believed.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 11:40 PM

When Obama called on the SEALs, they got Osama.
When the SEALs called on Obama, they got killed.

HT to ted c, earlier today.

TXUS on October 29, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Petraeus lied to congress about the “video”.

Only last Friday did his spokesperson tell the truth about having had to stand down.

Petraeus is a disgrace.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Sorry Lanceman, their off in therapy tonight. You’ll have to pull double duty again.

mpthompson on October 29, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Yeah, Lanceman, play gumby for us!

Jvette on October 29, 2012 at 11:41 PM

How flush with cash is the R&R campaign these days. A $10+ million donation to the storm victims wouldn’t be too bad of a thing to do.

mpthompson on October 29, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Sorry Lanceman, their off in therapy tonight. You’ll have to pull double duty again.

mpthompson on October 29, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Nah. Can’t go to that well too often. Liable to piss AP off.

Plus it takes energy to lie like that.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 11:41 PM

I swear I heard that poor Obama commercial narrated by Morgan Freedom four times in a half hour tonight.

Cindy Munford on October 29, 2012 at 11:34 PM

I’m afraid Morgan Freeman is still working on the plantation.

TXUS on October 29, 2012 at 11:42 PM

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.

Hey, no problem. 0bama is a firm believer in Bastiat’s broken window fallacy. So, as far as he’s concerned, Hurricane Sandy is good for the economy.

Kinda like Paul Krugman’s alien invasion.

UltimateBob on October 29, 2012 at 11:42 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

+100

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
Galatians 6:6-8

This would be a truly just consequence to Obama’s hubris and the left’s elevation of Obama to god-like status.

AZfederalist on October 29, 2012 at 11:25 PM

.
I’ve been half expecting something along the lines of Acts 12:20-23 to happen within the last three years.

listens2glenn on October 29, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 11:40 PM

I got you. For that she deserves to go under with him. He knocked her out in 2008, as a Benedict Arnold. She had invited him to speak at the 2004 convention, made him famous. The Punk went against her. The stupid woman went to work for him. Now she let him throw her under the bus and destroy her legacy.

It turns out she’s as dumb as he is at 3:00a.m.

NO more Clintons, Obamas, Kennedys and Bushs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:42 PM

It stops, hesitates and pukes on your shoes?

PolAgnostic on October 29, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Then turns away and pisses on a Prius.

John the Libertarian on October 29, 2012 at 11:43 PM

May the media go with them, for dereliction of duty.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:34 PM

What the Fifth Column Treasonous Media has been doing IS NOT dereliction of duty, it is 100 percent intentional criminal malfeasance. I do not want them to go “Down” for this, I want them to go UP… Up as in dangling by a nice Stout Hemp Rope from a Streetlamp on Pennsylvania Ave.

SWalker on October 29, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Wayyyyy too long for Twitter …

Mayor Bloomberg held a press briefing earlier this evening. It can be summarized with three VERY New York acronyms.

STFU – Stop calling 911 to tell us about trees falling down or streets flooding. Only call if someone is seriously injured or at risk of being drowned.

STFD – It is TOO LATE to runaway so get OFF the streets you morons.

WYFT – We will get to you as soon as we can if you are injured or need to be rescued – but remember, you a New Yorkers, you are USED to being FLUKED.

All that is serious even if I have summarized it in a less than serious manner. Our hearts and prayers go out to everyone suffering through this natural disaster.

The lady doing sign language STOPPING when Bloomberg started speaking Spanish – that was hilarious!

PolAgnostic on October 29, 2012 at 11:43 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

And this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8C7i9kdEf8

Night Owl on October 29, 2012 at 11:43 PM

When hurricanes freeze over

faraway on October 29, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Yeah, Lanceman, play gumby for us!

Jvette on October 29, 2012 at 11:41 PM

In case they are needed, here are lessons in how to play Gumby!

mpthompson on October 29, 2012 at 11:45 PM

You think you have it bad? Look at our horrible weather.

http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/southrockies.php.

Seafoam coming over the levees. Bushes fault.

wolly4321 on October 29, 2012 at 11:45 PM

How flush with cash is the R&R campaign these days. A $10+ million donation to the storm victims wouldn’t be too bad of a thing to do.

mpthompson on October 29, 2012 at 11:41 PM

I am not too familiar with election laws, but I’m pretty sure it’s illegal to use campaign donations for anything except campaign expenses.

Now, if Mitt made a personal donation, 0bama would be forced to follow suit. Problem is, 0bama would use taxpayer money and not his own.

UltimateBob on October 29, 2012 at 11:45 PM

In tune with portlandon’s theme

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:25 PM

That was hilarious!

Night Owl on October 29, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Sounds good SWalker.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:45 PM

so they gave up tracking me in disgust and boredom… o_O

SWalker on October 29, 2012 at 11:37 PM

I heart me some Obama!!1!!

There, did that get them off my trail?

John the Libertarian on October 29, 2012 at 11:45 PM

I swear I heard that poor Obama commercial narrated by Morgan Freedom four times in a half hour tonight.

Cindy Munford on October 29, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Yep. My wife is tired of it.

Remember, Freeman has portrayed GOD in 2 different movies. So his voice is special or something.

portlandon on October 29, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Bloomberg just declared NYC rats an endangered species. National Guard called in to save them.

/

faraway on October 29, 2012 at 11:46 PM

It turns out she’s as dumb as he is at 3:00a.m.

NO more Clintons, Obamas, Kennedys and Bushs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:42 PM

But,,,, you already knew that years ago, right?

And just one more Bush. JEB. The amnesty will only hurt for a second.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Hey, no problem. 0bama is a firm believer in Bastiat’s broken window fallacy. So, as far as he’s concerned, Hurricane Sandy is good for the economy.

Ah man… So that’s why he broke the country…

mpthompson on October 29, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Gone are the days of glory. Infamy begins.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Good Lord, Almighty !!
I’m stuck in FB re-arguing Katrina !!
Why on earth are lefties so freaking clueless ?!?!?

pambi on October 29, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Noooooooo!!!!

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Never let a crisis go to waste.

NYT and WaPo in full throated attack mode – blasting Romney for some FEMA comments.

Shameless. Desperate.

faraway on October 29, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Bloomberg just declared NYC rats an endangered species. National Guard called in to save them./

Perhaps it’s time to implement the “Escape from New York” contingency?

mpthompson on October 29, 2012 at 11:48 PM

SWalker on October 29, 2012 at 11:37 PM

I heart me some Obama!!1!!

There, did that get them off my trail?

John the Libertarian on October 29, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Probably not, you still make to much sense, and believe me, after 6 months of reading my drivel, you’re sounding really good right about now… ;p

SWalker on October 29, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Petraeus is a disgrace.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Yeah, I’m surprised and disappointed in how cheaply he sold off.

John the Libertarian on October 29, 2012 at 11:49 PM

For that she deserves to go under with him. He knocked her out in 2008, as a Benedict Arnold. She had invited him to speak at the 2004 convention, made him famous. The Punk went against her. The stupid woman went to work for him. Now she let him throw her under the bus and destroy her legacy.

It turns out she’s as dumb as he is at 3:00a.m.

NO more Clintons, Obamas, Kennedys and Bushs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:42 PM

It’s shocking to me. Hillary Clinton let 2 sitting Presidents use her as a door mat.

Has there ever been 1 first lady who has been betrayed by 2 different Presidents before?

portlandon on October 29, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Bloomberg just declared NYC rats an endangered species. National Guard called in to save them.

/

faraway on October 29, 2012 at 11:46 PM

.
CORRECTION to previous post:

Bloomberg just declared NYC rats Wall Street Brokers an endangered species. National Guard called in to save them.

The confusion was understandable – they look identical soaked in water and floundering in the gutters.

//

PolAgnostic on October 29, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Cindy Munford on October 29, 2012 at 11:34 PM

.
Yep. My wife is tired of it.

Remember, Freeman has portrayed GOD in 2 different movies. So his voice is special or something.

portlandon on October 29, 2012 at 11:46 PM

.
His voice is excellent as a narrator voice-over, I’ll give him that.

listens2glenn on October 29, 2012 at 11:50 PM

The lady doing sign language STOPPING when Bloomberg started speaking Spanish – that was hilarious!

PolAgnostic on October 29, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Funniest part of that was she actually looked Hispanic! But maybe she was Italian. :-)

I don’t sign, but I was kind of following along with her. I halfway expected her to sign something like “He’s speaking Spanish now”. But she stopped completely.

UltimateBob on October 29, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Nice to see people wishing well to those facing the storm. So much better than all the awful people wishing Katrina, Ivan, Gustav, etc., would wipe out their fellow Americans.

*shrug* I guess when it happens to the Beautiful People, folks care more. Stay safe, all y’all.

Christien on October 29, 2012 at 11:50 PM

********ALERT **************

Sandy

Photo: HMS Bounty replica submerged in the Atlantic Ocean during US Coast Guard rescue – via @USCG

3 mins ago from twitpic.com by editor

USCG (Official)
@USCG

Official USCG Twitter account. This is NOT an emergency communication channel. If you are in distress, use VHF Ch. 16 or dial 911.

http://twitpic.com/b8nd39

canopfor on October 29, 2012 at 11:50 PM

As Governor, Mitt Romney Was Slow To Respond To Disasters In His State

We are under attack by the Left, as the storm bodies are being counted.

Ghouls!

faraway on October 29, 2012 at 11:50 PM

In case they are needed, here are lessons in how to play Gumby!

mpthompson on October 29, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Sounds like Malachi Throne narrating.

But would be more appropriate for HAL. Play Misty for me, HAL.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Any Old Excuse in a Storm, I guess. The Obama Jihadi media thinks they’re helping the Marxist Messiah by covering the storm instead of Benghazi-Gate, but they’ve allowed free reign to the public to discuss it and nothing positive for the left, ever comes from the public getting unfiltered info. The Butcher of Benghazi will try to continue his lies but, people are getting a foul stench from the excrement it smells like. It’s growing out of control and the New Treason Time has tried their hand at spinning a bunch of BS to cover for President Judas, but the article just wreaks of the desperation of the Swift Boat BS they tried in 2004 and likely to be just as successful! The Obama Jihadi media will pay for their washing their hands in the Blood of American Heroes Murdered by the Traitor-in-chief, thanks to his Orders to “STAND DOWN”!
Beat the Jihadi media at their own game. Here’s How: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on October 29, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Petraeus is a disgrace.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Yeah, I’m surprised and disappointed in how cheaply he sold off.

John the Libertarian on October 29, 2012 at 11:49 PM

What have I always said about anyone, especially a Rethuglican, joining obama?

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 11:51 PM

The lady doing sign language STOPPING when Bloomberg started speaking Spanish – that was hilarious!

PolAgnostic on October 29, 2012 at 11:43 PM

He was speaking something, but it was far from spanish.

He spoke it like it’s spelled. It was funny.

portlandon on October 29, 2012 at 11:52 PM

NYT Romney attack – before the tide even receded!!!!

Load phasers!!

faraway on October 29, 2012 at 11:52 PM

The Kinks – Lost and Found

Waiting for the hurricane
To hit New York City
Somebody said it’s hit the bay
This is the nitty gritty

And all the bag ladies
Better put their acts together
We’re near the eye of the storm
This is really heavy weather

We were lost and found, in the nick of time
While the ship was going down
We were lost and found, just in time
With the hurricane crossing the coast line
We were lost and found, just in time
Oh

This thing is bigger than the both of us
It’s gonna put us in our place
We were lost and found, just in time
Now we’ve got no time to waste

They’re putting up the barricades
Because the hurricane is heading up this way
So won’t you come in from the cold and the pouring rain
And the old see dog says shiver me timbers
The sky’s gone black
And it’s like the dead of winter

We were lost and found in the pouring rain
When the hurricane swept across the coast line

This thing is bigger than the both of us
It’s gonna put us in our place
We’re gonna see what really matters
When you see that storm stare us in the face

We were lost and found
And we beat the fear
We came through the storm
Now it all seems clear
We were lost and found, standing here
Looking at the new frontier

Lost and found, just in time
With the hurricane crossing the coast line

Christien on October 29, 2012 at 11:53 PM

portlandon on October 29, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Made my ears hurt, badly.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:54 PM

after 6 months of reading my drivel

SWalker on October 29, 2012 at 11:48 PM

I just checked, and I’m sorry to tell you my friend, you’re still listed on ATTAAAAACK WAAAAAATCH.

John the Libertarian on October 29, 2012 at 11:54 PM

WaPo attacks Romney- as people are drowning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

faraway on October 29, 2012 at 11:54 PM

http://twitpic.com/b8nd39

canopfor on October 29, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Wow. That’s probably the first and last 3 mast sailing ship I will ever see sinking.

Sad. Did they find the 2 missing yet?

portlandon on October 29, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Heh. I like this from the green room:

GB Oh My: Romney Leads 52/46 Among Early Voters Nationally?

GB? GumBy?

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 11:54 PM

One week. Just one week.

wolly4321 on October 29, 2012 at 11:54 PM

There will be no effect, people made up their minds

Conservative4ev on October 29, 2012 at 11:32 PM

This could help Romney. The street people, homeless, those who are bribed with drugs, cigs, whatever, to vote for Obama won’t be hanging around (or those who bribe them).

People on welfare, disability, etc, will be too busy scrambling for help and survival issues to vote.

But those conservatives who are determined to take back our country will make the effort to vote. Plus survival and self reliance are conservative values – they’d be ready for this.

dukecitygirl on October 29, 2012 at 11:54 PM

canopfor on October 29, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Minor peeve towards the ignorant media.

It isn’t the HMS Bounty. It is “Bounty”, or “Tall Ship Bounty”.

The HMS Bounty sank a long time ago.

cozmo on October 29, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Petraeus lied to congress about the “video”.

Only last Friday did his spokesperson tell the truth about having had to stand down.

Petraeus is a disgrace.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:40 PM

The sad thing is that back when Bush charged him with the Iraq surge; it was the same people for whom he is covering that were attacking him and denigrating his service to the country. Remember Shrillary’s comments regarding the need to suspend disbelief when listening to his testimony? It was the right that was defending him. Now he turns around and acts this way? What happens when one makes flag rank? Does integrity and honor no longer apply?

AZfederalist on October 29, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Petraeus lied to congress about the “video”.

Only last Friday did his spokesperson tell the truth about having had to stand down.

Petraeus is a disgrace.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Yes, Petraeus lied about what supposedly led up to the attack, the video-inspired, spontaneous mob crapola. But, once the attack was underway, there are only two people who could have called off help, POTUS (who says he ordered help, yeah right) or SecDef (Panetta) who says they didn’t because of a lack of real-time intel and not wanting to send rescue forces into the unknown. There was real-time intel and either Obama lied or Panetta violated orders. It’s that f**king simple. As to Petraeus, the CIA made it clear that they didn’t order SD, which is true, but since such orders can only come from POTUS or SecDef when an ambassador is in peril it is one of them who has the blood on their hands, and I’m betting Obama.

TXUS on October 29, 2012 at 11:55 PM

I just checked, and I’m sorry to tell you my friend, you’re still listed on ATTAAAAACK WAAAAAATCH.

John the Libertarian on October 29, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Did someone say ATTAAAAACK WAAAAAATCH?

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Funniest part of that was she actually looked Hispanic! But maybe she was Italian. :-)

I don’t sign, but I was kind of following along with her. I halfway expected her to sign something like “He’s speaking Spanish now”. But she stopped completely.

UltimateBob on October 29, 2012 at 11:50 PM

He was speaking something, but it was far from spanish.

He spoke it like it’s spelled. It was funny.

portlandon on October 29, 2012 at 11:52 PM

.
I think portlandon may have hit the nail on the head. She DID have kind of a WTF!!! look on her face just after he switched.

PolAgnostic on October 29, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Plus survival and self reliance are conservative values – they’d be ready for this.

dukecitygirl on October 29, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Gd the NYT – they’re already advocating for “big gov’t” due to storm.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:56 PM

You have to watch this.

The 47% in all it’s glory.

gophergirl on October 29, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Question, what was the Bounty doing off the coast of NC in a storm like this? It’s not like this storm snuck up on anyone. Was it simply not fast enough to get out of the way?

mpthompson on October 29, 2012 at 11:57 PM

TXUS on October 29, 2012 at 11:55 PM

No disagreement – Petraeus is still a disgrace.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 11:58 PM

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