Democratic desperation: Back to Bain-baiting in the final week

posted at 10:51 am on October 30, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

To quote my esteemed co-blogger Allahpundit: It comes to this.  With their electoral strategy in ruins, with everyone laughing at Barack Obama’s attempt to float a last-minute version of a second-term agenda, Democrats will reach back and makes the only pitch they know for the final closing argument.

Did you know that Mitt Romney is riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiich?

For the final days of the 2012 campaign, the Democratic groups pummeling Mitt Romney on television have returned to the weapon they started with last spring: Bain Capital.

The Obama campaign and its super PAC allies have spent months trashing Romney’s policies and personal values across the airwaves, branding him as a job-killing, abortion rights-opposing, Medicare-privatizing tycoon who disdains working-class and poor Americans.

But with a little over a week left in the race, several of the Democrats’ top independent spenders are leaning hard into the Bain message, eschewing a pure policy message for a gut-punch reminder that the former Massachusetts governor made his fortune through controversial deals in the private-equity industry.

The late emphasis on Bain, Democratic strategists say, reflects both the potency of Bain as an attack against Romney in general, and the pivotal significance of Midwestern states such as Ohio where the Bain message is especially resonant. Though Romney remains no better than tied with Obama in most national and swing-state polls, he has gained enough ground since the first debate on Oct. 3 that reinforcing Obama’s standing in states such as Ohio and Wisconsin is of paramount importance.

First, it says something that these groups can’t make an argument for the incumbent.  In the final week, voters usually want a positive argument about why they should vote for a candidate, or at least contrast ads based on policies and records.  Democrats simply don’t have those arguments to make.

Even more to the point, Democrats have already used these arguments for months.  They ran ads all summer when they had the broadcast airwaves mostly to themselves, and swamped voters with this messaging.  It didn’t work even when they had a money advantage, and they don’t even have that any longer.  People already know about Romney’s wealth; Obama even brought it up a few times in the debates, only to have his straw men dismantled by Romney in real time.  The Bain attacks ended up flopping, as the polling surge for Romney in October proved.

The only message this will send will be desperation.  And as Morrissey’s Axiom on Politics and Dating states, desperation is not an aphrodisiac.


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To quote my esteemed co-blogger Allahpundit: It comes to this.

More accurately… “it’s come to this.”

(I’ve been compiling a Hot Air compendium of sorts for frequently used axioms.)

Red Cloud on October 30, 2012 at 10:52 AM

Send up the Trial Balloons!

By NBC’s Pete Williams

Could the vast disruption caused by Sandy prompt a delay in the Nov. 6 presidential election? Voting may be extensively disrupted in some of the swing states, including Virginia and Ohio.
MSNBC’s Chris Jansing talks with NBC’s Pete Williams about the impact Superstorm Sandy may have on the election, and the issues that would surround a possible postponement of the presidential election.

The answer is, yes, it could undoubtedly be delayed

GadsdenRattlers on October 30, 2012 at 10:54 AM

He also says “Dude” a lot, which applies here, too.

KS Rex on October 30, 2012 at 10:54 AM

History will sort this all out.

Just when the school textbook companies finished penning for Dear Leader… Now he’ll be termed as “that flash in the pan”…

patman77 on October 30, 2012 at 10:54 AM

The panicking Obama campaign continues to scrape the bottom of the barrel.

So, this is the way that Barack Obama has chosen to make his exit. Very fitting.

bluegill on October 30, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Lather. Rinse. Repeat. (Ad nauseum)

It’s almost like they have no new ideas. Oh, wait…..

Bitter Clinger on October 30, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Gotta love the D’s going after a company that contributes heavily to their candidates… yessiree! That spells ‘winner’ every, single time this attacking your supporters deal does…

ajacksonian on October 30, 2012 at 10:56 AM

They better not postpone or delay or extend the voting.

bluegill on October 30, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Obummer being a multimillionaire himself doesn’t seem to bother them.

KS Rex on October 30, 2012 at 10:57 AM

If Obama wants to feature a retread of the Bain message, perhaps it is time for Romney to finally feature O’s failure in Libya. If independents are not offended when Obama goes negative, HARD negative, surely a little truth telling won’t be offensive!

theosdad on October 30, 2012 at 10:57 AM

“Vote for Obama. Because he’s not Romney.”

Yeah, that’s gonna work.

aunursa on October 30, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Yeah, that’ll really swing indie voters. The revelation that Mitt Romney has money. Cuz no one’s known about that til now.

Doughboy on October 30, 2012 at 10:57 AM

November 5th will see a final return of Seamus the dog and Ann Romney’s horse.

What a pathetic administration in every way.

Bishop on October 30, 2012 at 10:57 AM

I had no Idea Mitt was rich

gerrym51 on October 30, 2012 at 10:57 AM

This is called “grasping at straws” when the box the straws came in has long since gone empty.

pilamaye on October 30, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Wow

Lsm is helping them out natch

cmsinaz on October 30, 2012 at 10:58 AM

The smell er stench of DESPERATION…………….

Katfish on October 30, 2012 at 10:58 AM

0 will win no more then 18 states, 45% tops. He’s done!

Bmore on October 30, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Pathetic. How in the world do people expect Obama to foster an environment that creates jobs if all he does is demonize the private sector?

If this is their closing argument, they must believe Obama’s in trouble.

changer1701 on October 30, 2012 at 10:59 AM

They better not postpone or delay or extend the voting.

bluegill on October 30, 2012 at 10:56 AM

As far as I’m aware, that’s not controlled by the federal government. It’s the states that handle that. And I don’t see any of the Romney states extending voting since they aren’t going to impacted by Sandy.

And regarding extending the voting period, didn’t the Obama Administration try to deny our military an extra 3 days to vote in O-I-H-O? If they even hint at extending the election because of Sandy, this better be thrown in their faces 24/7.

Doughboy on October 30, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Those Bain ads just don’t make sense. Romney got rich by buying struggling companies and closing them? What?

Maybe it’s projection again. The members of the Regime are getting rich while bankrupting the whole country. Doesn’t work that way in business though.

forest on October 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM

I don’t think the election will be delayed. Obama’s stoner teen base would be wiped out if you changed the date of the election. Obama’s base aren’t good with abrupt schedule changes. They’ve had all summer and fall to pound Nov. 6th into their heads. Can’t change that now.

mojowt on October 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Last Year: Blame Boooooooooooooosh!!!!

This Week: Mitt Romney is riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiich!

Next Week (Hopefully): Obama is GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!!

pilamaye on October 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM

What about Seamus?

acyl72 on October 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Though Romney remains no better than tied with Obama in most national and swing-state polls

And they claim to be reporting?!?!?! Really? Desperation doesn’t even begin to describe their tactics.

MobileVideoEngineer on October 30, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Every time they mention Bain I would ask, “What did you know about Benghazi and when did you know it?”

Metanis on October 30, 2012 at 11:01 AM

I watched the first 1/2 hour of Sat Nite Live last Saturday, a rerun with Seth MacFarlane, when they did a parody of Obama’s “Romney closed my plant and killed my wife by taking away her health care” ad. It was pretty good. Then for the commercial break, there was a REAL Obama ad of several teary-eyed men talking about Bain shutting down their plant, and how they were told to make a stage, but not given a reason, and then some executive went out on the stage and announced the plant was closing. And so that building that stage was like “building their own coffin”. With overtones and undertones that Romney doesn’t care about people, with a newspaper byline flashed on the screen that Romney got rich by firing people, in the same format and font as the bylines from the faux SNL parody ad. I hope people got the connection there and laughed at the desperation of it.

Paul-Cincy on October 30, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Do Dem voters just not care that Obama’s own budget director worked for Bain?

When a Dem is presented with this information, might they, just for a millisecond, consider that their Cult Leader is full of crap, and trying to distract from actual issues?

visions on October 30, 2012 at 11:02 AM

GadsdenRattlers on October 30, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Low turnout usually benefits Republicans anyway, but you have to think it’s doubly effective this time around thanks to the higher enthusiasm.

I would crawl through broken glass to vote Obama out of office. I’m fortunate that I don’t have to.

Red Cloud on October 30, 2012 at 11:02 AM

I’ll contribute a really witty reply in ten minutes, when Hot Air finally loads completely.

John the Libertarian on October 30, 2012 at 11:05 AM

The Bain attacks are back in Denver by the Obama pac

KBird on October 30, 2012 at 11:07 AM

I’ll contribute a really witty reply in ten minutes, when Hot Air finally loads completely.

John the Libertarian on October 30, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Ha!!!

Bmore on October 30, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Get back on the campaign Mitt!!!

Speakup on October 30, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Obama getting rich bankrupting the whole country.

forest on October 30, 2012 at 11:09 AM

oh, and btw,

Did you know that Mitt Romney is riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiich?

and nevermind that Slo Joe Biden’s BROTHER- a lawyer, who joins a Construction development company as a VP, knowing nothing about business-

Just happens to get a $1.5 BILLION Govt. contract for this company HE JUST SIGNED ON WITH- to build houses in Iraq- which the company has no track record of any international construction expertise. Sarah- where are you ?

But don’t forget…….

Did you know that Mitt Romney is riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiich?

FlaMurph on October 30, 2012 at 11:09 AM

…when you have no record to run on…it’s about little stupid other things…
wait!…who?…what?…

KOOLAID2 on October 30, 2012 at 11:09 AM

When a Dem is presented with this information, might they, just for a millisecond, consider that their Cult Leader is full of crap, and trying to distract from actual issues?

visions on October 30, 2012 at 11:02 AM

In every instance, the liberal brain is wired to respond: Well, that’s okay, because…

John the Libertarian on October 30, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Just more of the standard Democratic hypocrisy. Romney is RICH!

So was Kennedy. Kerry. Pelosi. The two darling senators from Kalifornia. Maxine Waters.

GarandFan on October 30, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Congress would have to change the federal election day and I don’t see them coming back to do that. The states control the statewide candidate elections and they would have to agree to change to the same day as the federal election day changes. It would be a mess of biblical proportions to get all the states to agree on the same day. I don’t think anyone is going to change the election day, no matter what the msm says.

megthered on October 30, 2012 at 11:12 AM

He may be rich but he is very frugal

http://www.blogher.com/why-i-am-voting-frugal-nice-man?page=full

Ricki on October 30, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Dems could take Texas if they’d get that cute chick Sandra Fluke down here to spread the free birth control message…

DanMan on October 30, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Agree with Dave Ramsey or not he certainly makes a point:

If you want to be rich, do what rich people do. If you want to be broke, do what broke people do. It’s as simple as that.

weaselyone on October 30, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Do Dem voters just not care that Obama’s own budget director worked for Bain?

When a Dem is presented with this information, might they, just for a millisecond, consider that their Cult Leader is full of crap, and trying to distract from actual issues?

visions on October 30, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Beyond that, it’s time to run an ad showing all the union and other left-wing organizations whose pension funds have money invested with Bain.

“We oppose the Bain guy, but Bain makes us a ton of money.”

BuckeyeSam on October 30, 2012 at 11:13 AM

A the smell of desperation in the morning. Smells like VICTORY!!!
cue Rodert Duvall

WV. Paul on October 30, 2012 at 11:14 AM

These geniuses still don’t understand Americans. We don’t hate rich, successful people. Why doesn’t anyone on our side run a quick ad showing the net worth of guys like Jay Z, David Letterman, John Stewart, Michael Moore, John Kerry, Bill Clinton (ALL post-presidential terms wealth), Nancy Pelosi, Bruce Springsteen, John Bon Jovi, any of these airhead actors… etc.

Americans don’t dislike rich people. We dislike hypocrites.

Show them.

Sugar Land on October 30, 2012 at 11:14 AM

As far as I’m aware, that’s not controlled by the federal government. It’s the states that handle that. And I don’t see any of the Romney states extending voting since they aren’t going to impacted by Sandy.

And regarding extending the voting period, didn’t the Obama Administration try to deny our military an extra 3 days to vote in O-I-H-O? If they even hint at extending the election because of Sandy, this better be thrown in their faces 24/7.

Doughboy on October 30, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Why? Has Ohio been hit by Sandy other than some strong winds? i’ve never seen anything on Ohio on TV, damages or otherwise…

jimver on October 30, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Oh sure, Obama looks desperate, but what about Romney’s GGAAAAAAAFFFFEESSSS?!?!?!?!

Physics Geek on October 30, 2012 at 11:15 AM

SNL spoof
http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/mitt-romney-ad-1/1417106

Real ad that followed the spoof, now running in Ohio.
Mitt Romney makes a middle class employee build his own coffin.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qMWu3rxvqE

Note the similarities

Paul-Cincy on October 30, 2012 at 11:15 AM

I think Team Bark is seriously going to push the governors of states affected by Sandy to extend voting by a week or two.

His lawyers will have told him that he can’t EO the date for the nation and would need an Act of Congress. They will also say that the Red States will not extend the voting which will create an unprecedented and possibly dangerous legal precedent. Bark will mull that over as he chooms.

Banana Republic USA here we come. That’s Change You Can Believe In.

CorporatePiggy on October 30, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Why? Has Ohio been hit by Sandy other than some strong winds? i’ve never seen anything on Ohio on TV, damages or otherwise…

jimver on October 30, 2012 at 11:14 AM

No, the military thing was a couple months ago:

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/elisabethmeinecke/2012/08/04/obama_dnc_suing_ohio_over_military_early_voting_law

Doughboy on October 30, 2012 at 11:16 AM

This is the time Obama should be telling those last few why he is worthy of reelction. Bain is a strength for Romney and only reminds people of Obama’s failed economy. At this point Obama ads should be soley focused on the SEAL killing of Osama Bin Laden because that is all he has got. Rehashing the fact that Romney understands how business works only helps Romney in this election about the economy.

Ellis on October 30, 2012 at 11:17 AM

By NBC’s Pete Williams

Could the vast disruption caused by Sandy prompt a delay in the Nov. 6 presidential election? Voting may be extensively disrupted in some of the swing states, including Virginia and Ohio.

Why delay? It’s only a little wind, rain and wet snow! For enthusiastic conservatives, you’d have to throw in 2″ of glass shards to slow down our trek to the polls! Of course if you were a weak, uninspired, Obama-is-my-hero, demonrat… yeah, it might not be worth catching a slight chill. I can see why liberals would be concerned over the weather.

dominigan on October 30, 2012 at 11:17 AM

And as Morrissey’s Axiom on Politics and Dating states, desperation is not an aphrodisiac.

I hate to disagree, Ed, but, donk desperation during the week preceding election, may have a few Romney supporters feeling kind of frisky, IYKWIM. Nothing wrong with that….just don’t get so distracted you forget to vote.

a capella on October 30, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Desperation is not an aphrodisiac.

I’m embroidering that on a pillow.

Fallon on October 30, 2012 at 11:19 AM

People don’t get rich by being careless & stupid. Romney earned his wealth. He kept it. He made others wealthy.

What has Obama ever EARNED? All he has ever done is gladhand, beg, borrow and demand for himself and others.

portlandon on October 30, 2012 at 11:20 AM

“You must tack to the center to win”

I guess it’s true.

Obama’s far-left gamble went bust.

faraway on October 30, 2012 at 11:20 AM

how did Obama make his fortune?

suits against banks for not lending to people who can’t afford it

books written by Bill Ayers

that’s much better

Slade73 on October 30, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Why? Has Ohio been hit by Sandy other than some strong winds? i’ve never seen anything on Ohio on TV, damages or otherwise…

jimver on October 30, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Here in Columbus, Ohio we’re already seeing some effects from Sandy… gusty winds around 30mpg (was higher last night), rainy for most of the week, wet snow on the ground this morning… but that’s all.

dominigan on October 30, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Hussein just can’t keep his feet off the resolute desk. See photo at end of article. Fo shizzle or something..

Brat on October 30, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Lefties hate productive people and those who are successful in the real world.

franciscodanconia on October 30, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Why delay? It’s only a little wind, rain and wet snow! For enthusiastic conservatives, you’d have to throw in 2″ of glass shards to slow down our trek to the polls! Of course if you were a weak, uninspired, Obama-is-my-hero, demonrat… yeah, it might not be worth catching a slight chill. I can see why liberals would be concerned over the weather.

dominigan on October 30, 2012 at 11:17 AM

I don’t understand that either. Early voting isn’t enshrined in the Constitution…if they can’t vote RIGHT NOW, they can wait till Election Day, as it should be. The idea that somehow democracy is being thwarted otherwise is ridiculous.

Speaking of desperation, Yahoo News is now reporting we shouldn’t be paying attention to any of the polls out there now!

pilamaye on October 30, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Yahoo has been putting MSNBC to shame in terms of cheerleading for Obama. It’s insane how biased their headlines are, the opinion pieces they run, the posts by their political people…they promoted the hell out of an articale yesterday that criticized Romney for-get this-NOT going on late night talk shows. I kid you not.

changer1701 on October 30, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Let’s face it: Mitt is unusually wealthy and a lot of American’s arent’ comfortable with that. Barack and Michelle are an example of the model American middle class, who earned what they got the old fashioned way and didn’t run around earning more than they needed.

I’m not sure about Paul Ryan’s wealth, but that should be looked in to as well.

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Isn’t it even a little relevant that Politico justifies this line of attack as legitimate? Ed?

It boggles the mind the lengths to which this particular website pays deference to that particular website.

BKeyser on October 30, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Hussein just can’t keep his feet off the resolute desk. See photo at end of article. Fo shizzle or something..

Brat on October 30, 2012 at 11:21 AM

I don’t put my feet up on the desk where I worked. Basic decorum. But then I’m not a Lightworker.

Paul-Cincy on October 30, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Maybe they are setting up a boogie man for their loss…. once he loses, the stage is set for continuing the class warfare, and the next four years we’ll hear endless harping about the rich.

It happened with Reagan – the hand-wringing about how wealthy and out of touch Ron and (especially) Nancy were – can you believe what she spent on the formal Whitehouse china???? Her designer dresses – nobody dresses like that!!11

It was truly nonstop.

tru2tx on October 30, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Let’s face it: Mitt is unusually wealthy and a lot of American’s arent’ comfortable with that. Barack and Michelle are an example of the model American middle class, who earned what they got the old fashioned way and didn’t run around earning more than they needed.

I’m not sure about Paul Ryan’s wealth, but that should be looked in to as well.

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 11:25 AM

How much do Barack and Michelle have?

Mitsouko on October 30, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Funny

first Allred has nothing
now Obama can’t pull an October/November surprise
because doing so in post Sandy recovery would be disasterous

audiotom on October 30, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Natch. The crap about Bain is so central to what the odious progressivism is, -envy and greed.

slickwillie2001 on October 30, 2012 at 11:28 AM

It boggles the mind the lengths to which this particular website pays deference to that particular website.
BKeyser on October 30, 2012 at 11:25 AM

A political blog seeking to validate the relevance and authority of political blogs in general is that hard to understand. Self interest, my man, self interest.

tommyboy on October 30, 2012 at 11:28 AM

tommyboy on October 30, 2012 at 11:28 AM

My thoughts, exactly.

BKeyser on October 30, 2012 at 11:29 AM

How much do Barack and Michelle have?

Mitsouko on October 30, 2012 at 11:27 AM

They don’t have much compared to Mitt Romney, and the larger point is that they got it the old fashioned way – hard work and sacrifice.

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Paul-Cincy on October 30, 2012 at 11:01 AM

It was obvious that SNL phoned it in. There’s simply no way they could make their boy look good for the last debate. So they dumped the whole idea and put out a bad Romney rerun.

Red Creek on October 30, 2012 at 11:30 AM

People don’t get rich by being careless & stupid. Romney earned his wealth. He kept it. He made others wealthy.

What has Obama ever EARNED? All he has ever done is gladhand, beg, borrow and demand for himself and others.

portlandon on October 30, 2012 at 11:20 AM

That’s what I told a woman who said she wouldn’t vote for Romney “because he’s rich”.

I added that Romney gave the bulk of his inheritance away and built his own fortune.

This woman glared at me and stopped off. Since her son is going into the military I contemplated discussing sequestration and impending defense cuts, but held off. Some people are too prejudiced and willfully ignorant to educate.

Cody1991 on October 30, 2012 at 11:30 AM

How much do Barack and Michelle have?

Mitsouko on October 30, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Oooh, Oooh!

*waiving hand*

Annual Salary: $400,000 The 44th president of the United States, author and the most popular person in the world, Barack Hussein Obama II, has a net worth between $2,801,012 and $11,830,000, according to analysis of his 2012 financial disclosure forms. Excluding the $1.4 million in Nobel Prize money…

And, that’s without Michelle bringing in any money.

Fallon on October 30, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Barack and Michelle are an example of the model American middle class, who earned what they got the old fashioned way and didn’t run around earning more than they needed.

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 11:25 AM

I hope you are not this delusional. Really.

Private Hawaiian prep school. Princeton. Harvard. Earn multi-million $$$.

faraway on October 30, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Let’s face it: Mitt is unusually wealthy and a lot of American’s arent’ comfortable with that. Barack and Michelle are an example of the model American middle class, who earned what they got the old fashioned way and didn’t run around earning more than they needed.

I’m not sure about Paul Ryan’s wealth, but that should be looked in to as well.

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 11:25 AM

First of all, Barack and dear Michelle are well off, themselves…unusually wealthy compared to the rest of America, as you say. To suggest they are an example of the modeal American middle class is simply a LIE. Secondly, their fortune was made partly from book royalties, and partly from Michelle’s curious bump in salary at her job once Barry assumed office. Neither are “old fashioned ways”.

Lastly, the fact you or anyone else are concerned about Romney’s or Ryan’s points to your hypocrisy (where was this concern with the Kerry/Edwards ticket?) as well as this country’s descent into class warfare and grievance mongering. Their wealth is only relevant to those envious of it, who’d like to be able to take it and hand it out to themselves.

changer1701 on October 30, 2012 at 11:33 AM

GadsdenRattlers on October 30, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Congressional Research Service Report:

Postponement and Rescheduling of Elections to Federal Office

Not going to happen.

Resist We Much on October 30, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Bain Baiting = No Plan and No Clue

EdmundBurke247 on October 30, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Barack and Michelle are an example of the model American middle class, who earned what they got the old fashioned way and didn’t run around earning more than they needed.

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Who gets to decide what is more than someone needs?

Do you know what happens when people think like you?

I’ll tell you. People like me quit working.

Do you know what happens after that?

We quit paying taxes.

You can’t force us to work and you can only tax income.

Sucks to be you, girlfriend.

Resist We Much on October 30, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Barack and Michelle are an example of the model American middle class, who earned what they got the old fashioned way and didn’t run around earning more than they needed.

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Perhaps if they had earned more than they needed, they would have given more to charity. Cheapskates.

Mitsouko on October 30, 2012 at 11:38 AM

they got it the old fashioned way – hard work and sacrifice.

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 11:30 AM

By selling his books? Interestingly the books were flops until Obama spoke at the convention and later when Obama became President (as you can see in his tax returns.) The biggest purchases of Obama’s books were made by government agencies in the Obama regime itself.

‘The State Department has bought more than $70,000 worth of books authored by President Obama, sending out copies as Christmas gratuities and stocking “key libraries” around the world with “Dreams From My Father” more than a decade after its release.’

The “old fashioned way?” Maybe for politicians…

Fallon on October 30, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Yeah, little Bammie earned his wealth the old fashioned way, the Chitcago old-fashioned way that is.

Little Bammie got his house through a special deal with Chicago’s mafia Capo Antoine Rezko. Moochie got her hospital sinecure because Valerie Jarrett was on the board of directors of the hospital. His lucrative deals for three crappy books demonstrate how the liberals launder money through a book publisher.

His paltry ‘accomplishments’ in the Illinois Senate were actually gifts to him from Senate President Emil Jones.

We still don’t know how little Bammie got into Columbia and Harvard with mediocre grades, or how he paid for it all.

He’s earned little to nothing ‘on his own’.

slickwillie2001 on October 30, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Why delay?

dominigan on October 30, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Every vote must be counted you know. I have zero doubts that one or more of the states affected by the storm will be recounted to death. This storm was a gift for the dems and the thing they needed to swing the election their way. Anyone waking up on Nov 7 expecting a clear winner is fooling themselves. We are in for weeks of dragged out recounts because they will recount until BO wins. If Mitt wins we will again have years of stolen election and appointed president from the liberals and MSM.

Frank Enstine on October 30, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Barack and Michelle are an example of the model American middle class, who earned what they got the old fashioned way and didn’t run around earning more than they needed.

I’m not sure about Paul Ryan’s wealth, but that should be looked in to as well.

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 11:25 AM

F- for Trolling Proficiency.

Even GiveMeFreeStuffOrDie is higher quality than this.

CorporatePiggy on October 30, 2012 at 11:41 AM

changer1701 on October 30, 2012 at 11:33 AM

That reminds me, re Hurricane Sandy, does anyone know if John F’n Kerry has managed to find safe harbor for his seven-million dollar yacht without sticking it somewhere that will tag him for the taxes he evaded on it?

slickwillie2001 on October 30, 2012 at 11:42 AM

How much do Barack and Michelle have?

Mitsouko on October 30, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Right now they have all that is theirs, yours, ours, our childrens, grandchildrens….

But, that will end on Nov 6th, 2012:)

kcd on October 30, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Every vote must be counted you know. I have zero doubts that one or more of the states affected by the storm will be recounted to death. This storm was a gift for the dems and the thing they needed to swing the election their way. Anyone waking up on Nov 7 expecting a clear winner is fooling themselves. We are in for weeks of dragged out recounts because they will recount until BO wins. If Mitt wins we will again have years of stolen election and appointed president from the liberals and MSM.

Frank Enstine on October 30, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Hopefully their will be no doubt! RR 2012!

kcd on October 30, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Let’s face it: Mitt is unusually wealthy and a lot of American’s arent’ comfortable with that. Barack and Michelle are an example of the model American middle class, who earned what they got the old fashioned way and didn’t run around earning more than they needed.

I’m not sure about Paul Ryan’s wealth, but that should be looked in to as well.

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Example of Middle Class ? Not by a long shot.

Unusually wealthy ? So what. MOST people dream of it.

Who are you to judge how people should make money and what gives you the right to judge how much is enough.

It’s called the American Dream. Folks who want to control that dream have no right to hold positions of authority.

Jabberwock on October 30, 2012 at 11:47 AM

They don’t have much compared to Mitt Romney, and the larger point is that they got it the old fashioned way – hard work and sacrifice.

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 11:30 AM

That really did make me laugh out loud. You funny!

jukin3 on October 30, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Who knew?

Obama is RIIIIIIIIIIIIIICHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

Progressivism is killer eh…

Obama and the ‘rats are crying ‘wolf’ and their ship is sinking!

Obama never had anything hasn’t got anything never will have anything to run on.

He is a nasty piece of work.

He’s FIRED!!

Scrumpy on October 30, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Let’s face it: Mitt is unusually wealthy and a lot of American’s arent’ comfortable with that. Barack and Michelle are an example of the model American middle class, who earned what they got the old fashioned way and didn’t run around earning more than they needed.

I’m not sure about Paul Ryan’s wealth, but that should be looked in to as well.

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 11:25 AM

You are delusional. BMO did not “earn” they monies the old fashioned way. Stopping before I get banned.

seymour01 on October 30, 2012 at 11:49 AM

That’s what I told a woman who said she wouldn’t vote for Romney “because he’s rich”.

I added that Romney gave the bulk of his inheritance away and built his own fortune.

This woman glared at me and stopped off. Since her son is going into the military I contemplated discussing sequestration and impending defense cuts, but held off. Some people are too prejudiced and willfully ignorant to educate.

Cody1991 on October 30, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Good for you. I don’t let libs get away with it. Often they confront me, as I have a Romney Sticker on my vehicle. Got into a screaming match with a crazy lib lady behind me in the drive thru of a McDonalds 2 weeks ago. She kept screaming “Romney hates you! Why would you vote for him?” (I am a person of color, so of course I am off the plantation) Kept honking her horn. A McDonald’s employee had to come out and tell her to stop honking her horn, it was interfering with the drive thru speaker orders.

She pulled up right a long side of me and threw a half filled coffee cup out her window at my car and sped off.

Portland loons are crazier than most.

portlandon on October 30, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Who gets to decide what is more than someone needs?

Do you know what happens when people think like you?

I’ll tell you. People like me quit working.

Do you know what happens after that?

We quit paying taxes.

You can’t force us to work and you can only tax income.

Sucks to be you, girlfriend.

Resist We Much on October 30, 2012 at 11:37 AM

If this is true, then you’re unpatriotic and borderline treasonous. Our patriotic duty as Americans is to work hard to our FULL POTENTIAL and pay taxes to help other people and keep the government running as usual.

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

Luckily Obama will probably remedy the economic problem of producers failing to produce through executive orders in his second term. It should be illegal.

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 11:53 AM

portlandon on October 30, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Heh, yeah. They’re uniformed idiots.

The other day while in the supermarket a guy I know casually brought up the election and asked me who I was voting for. Naturally, I said, “Romney”. He grumbled and whined saying he couldn’t believe it.

He proceeded to follow me around the supermarket yelling, “I can’t believe you’re going to vote for him”!!!

Nutter.

Cody1991 on October 30, 2012 at 11:54 AM

portlandon on October 30, 2012 at 11:49 AM

I’m glad I live in a red part of the country.

I don’t get why people react that way to bumper stickers, yard signs, etc. I despise Obama and very much hope he loses next week, but I’d never confront someone who had an Obama sticker on their vehicle. I just assume they’re off their meds :)

changer1701 on October 30, 2012 at 12:03 PM

the election is not going to be delayed. However in states hit by the hurricane voting can be extended by the courts. nj.ny could get 2 days to vote

gerrym51 on October 30, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Luckily Obama will probably remedy the economic problem of producers failing to produce through executive orders in his second term. It should be illegal.

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Care to expand on this ? Doesn’t sound like the America I grew up in.
I am sure a whole bunch of folks here would just love to comment on your thoughts.

Jabberwock on October 30, 2012 at 12:09 PM

The only message this will send will be desperation. And as Morrissey’s Axiom on Politics and Dating states, desperation is not an aphrodisiac.

I’ve noticed most of Romney’s ads here in Virginia are positive messages with the assurance that voting against Obama doesn’t make you a bad person. In other words, go for the fence-sitters.

So if Obama wants to go back to Bain, dog carriers, and HS pranks. Let them. It is only a matter of time before we are re-introduced to Julia and her real life counterpart, Sandra Fluke.

Happy Nomad on October 30, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Luckily Obama will probably remedy the economic problem of producers failing to produce through executive orders in his second term. It should be illegal.

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Sound familiar anyone? Read Atlas Shrugged lately?

long dogs on October 30, 2012 at 12:13 PM

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