Obama to tour New Jersey hurricane damage — with Chris Christie

posted at 9:27 pm on October 30, 2012 by Allahpundit

Pains me to say it but this is awfully smart retail politics by The One. He got an unexpected political opportunity (and challenge) from the storm to show leadership and compassion in the aftermath. What better way to do both than by coopting one of Romney’s most visible surrogates, the keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention, into a “message: I care” photo op in New Jersey? It’s a way to show centrists that he’s bipartisan when he needs to be. The alpha-male optics of having Christie forced to stand behind him while he’s at the podium would alone be worth it.

President Obama will join Chris Christie, the Republican governor of New Jersey, in viewing damage from the storm on Wednesday, the White House announced on Tuesday as Mr. Obama praised relief efforts at a Red Cross headquarters in Washington…

Mr. Christie had been one of the president’s most ardent critics until the storm’s arrival. In the last 24 hours, he has praised Mr. Obama’s leadership and the administration’s actions to speed relief resources to New Jersey.

At the Red Cross, Mr. Obama said his message to officials in the federal government was “no bureaucracy, no red tape.” And he said federal officials were “going to continue to push as hard as we can” to provide resources to places like Newark, where there were major losses of electricity.

I wonder who gets more out of this deal — Obama for the reasons stated above (plus a contact high from appearing with a guy who’s earning praise for his storm performance) or Christie for getting to share the spotlight with a Democrat who’s going to win his very blue state easily next week? Whether you think Christie’s working a political angle here depends, I guess, on how much you like him personally: In fairness, it’d look petty if he denied The One a visit at a moment when he’s on official business, although there are ways to do it that can be framed as apolitical. The Christie-skeptic theory would be that (a) at a minimum, he’s prioritizing his own reelection bid as governor over Romney’s campaign and (b) that just maybe he secretly hopes Romney loses because it’d clear the way for his own 2016 candidacy. (Remember that Christie’s convention speech was lighter than expected for the nominee.) The Christie-phile theory is that he really truly doesn’t give a damn about presidential politics right now. He’s not a robot; he spent the last day being briefed on massive destruction in his state and spent the days before that bracing for landfall from the storm of the century. He’s probably too busy thinking about Atlantic City being underwater to care much about the election. And if you asked Romney whether his reaction is inappropriate, no doubt he’d say that it is. Exit question: Which theory is correct?


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Obama should go tour a Jeep plant.

RedRedRice on October 30, 2012 at 10:36 PM

“Seriously, after 4 years of the worst economy in history and a hated obamacare bill do any of you really believe a 2 hour visit to NJ would sway the election?He has to go back to the campaign trail so I don’t believe this will matter. Like I said before if this would sway the election then we weren’t gonna win anyway…

sandee on October 30, 2012 at 10:22 PM”

The visit itself can’t sway the election (but can help). The awestruck coverage from the MSM that millions and millions of average Americans will see and read can.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Idiot, Bloomberg told him to take a hike and not show his face in NY. So he’s stuck with Jersey, tomorrow the photo op will finish and the governors (including Christie) will get back to the relief effort work and won’t have time for this cretin’s photo session to benefit his campaign. So they will soon tell him the same like Bloomberg did, to go campaign somwhere else.

jimver on October 30, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Old/busted:
 

(his claim) was accepted with little more than his word. And with a number of witnesses who challenged his version of the events…
When someone dies there should be a trial, period end of story.
 
libfreeordie on March 27, 2012 at 9:57 AM

 
New hotness:
 

Who said Benghazi is not political? I just disagree on what it means and how it makes me view the white house than you do.
 
libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:14 PM

 

 
I was concerned about you and the storm. Glad to see you’re okay and I’m hoping urban elitist is, also.

rogerb on October 30, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Remind me, how much of MLK’s published writings have you read? Please name titles of books and essays.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:34 PM

You know where they are stored. You?

Bmore on October 30, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Probably going to look at the Benghazi thread shortly. Or maybe QOTD later, this thread has been ruined.

22044 on October 30, 2012 at 10:37 PM

I’m not white you HACK!

jawkneemusic on October 30, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Well, you’ve got white anxiety down to a tee.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Del Dolemonte on October 30, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Obama’s sudden willingness to appear on TV and visit disaster areas reminds me of the ol’ “never let a crisis go to waste” strategy. All of Obama’s campaigning has failed to move the needle. I have no doubt in my mind he’s trying to take advantage of this disaster in an attempt to “rally the country around the CnC during a time of crisis”.

These people are stomach churning.

jawkneemusic on October 30, 2012 at 10:37 PM

I’m sick of reading this gumby jackwad. Seriously… my Mom is in MD and I can’t get in contact. Is that good for barky jackwad?

I don’t come to this site to read jackwads. I’m on the ban bandwagon, and I never do that. Till now.

wolly4321 on October 30, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Idiot, Bloomberg told him to take a hike and not show his face in NY. So he’s stuck with Jersey, tomorrow the photo op will finish and the governors (including Christie) will get back to the relief effort work and won’t have time for this cretin’s photo session to benefit his campaign. So they will soon tell him the same like Bloomberg did, to go campaign somwhere else.

jimver on October 30, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Obama’s not a leader. I think you’re going to be correct.

22044 on October 30, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Well, you’ve got white anxiety down to a tee.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Racist!

Bmore on October 30, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Let’s remember something here. The rat-eared wonder was shamed in showing up in Louisiana to look at hurricane relief efforts by Mitt Romney. Now he’s willing to show up because NY/NJ is filled with Obama pod people. This is utter hypocrisy unless Obama wants to say that he cares more about the Commies of NY and NJ than he does other citizens.

Happy Nomad on October 30, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Schad can speak for himself, but he is absolutely spot on and you can’t handle it, so you’re trying to deflect.

22044 on October 30, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Girl double please. Someone claims to know that MLK would be disappointed in me, but is entirely unfamiliar with the man’s life work outside of one line of one speech? Bye.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Well, you’ve got black anxiety down to a tee.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Fool!

Bmore on October 30, 2012 at 10:39 PM

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:37 PM

You really lead a sad life, trying to research phenomena that isn’t real. Wow. Pathetic.

22044 on October 30, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Well, you’ve got white anxiety down to a tee.
libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Flip this around and this POS would be crying RASICM!

jawkneemusic on October 30, 2012 at 10:40 PM

This thread is out of control.

gophergirl on October 30, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Yep…

The Fog of War..

Just say it..

Electrongod on October 30, 2012 at 10:40 PM

This thread is out of control.

gophergirl on October 30, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Yep. I’m gonna go look at porn for the rest of the night.

I smell bannings…

Lanceman on October 30, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Bye.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Lying racist chicken shit coward.

Bmore on October 30, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Girl double please. Someone claims to know that MLK would be disappointed in me, but is entirely unfamiliar with the man’s life work outside of one line of one speech? Bye.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:39 PM

You’re the one who keeps bringing up race.

wargamer6 on October 30, 2012 at 10:40 PM

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:39 PM

You’re leaving? You got called out on your bull, I suppose.

If you’re true to your word, all I gotta say is Thank You God!

22044 on October 30, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Yep. I’m gonna go look at porn for the rest of the night.

I smell bannings…

Lanceman on October 30, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Two monitors..

Just sayin’….

/

Electrongod on October 30, 2012 at 10:41 PM

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:39 PM

You shame Dr. King, you race baiting liar.

Bmore on October 30, 2012 at 10:41 PM

libfree spreading the love, I see. Ass..

KCB on October 30, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Treat it like a dog and it will lick your boots.

Bmore on October 30, 2012 at 10:43 PM

You know where they are stored. You?

Bmore on October 30, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Where are MLK’s writings stored? In most every University library, some are stored on my book shelf. I wonder what Schedenfreude thinks of this MLK:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b80Bsw0UG-U

Or this MLK:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-OIjLDMWec&feature=related

Have you read “Why We Can’t Wait?” Yeah didn’t think so. Trust me honey, you don’t know King.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:43 PM

The libs are losing their minds tonight!

Mitsouko on October 30, 2012 at 10:44 PM

I live in New Orleans
When it takes days to get electricity back on a lot of people complain unceasingly.
They then focus on the government, power companies, etc

When Obama shows up for a photo op people see through it
Especially a guy who promised to lower the oceans

Trust me only the media will try to give him that bounce

audiotom on October 30, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Bye is a term of dismissal, lord..y’all really don’t know any black people do you?

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:44 PM

How are you socially conservative? No man of God would do what you’re doing.

wargamer6 on October 30, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Geez, people, why do we even bother asking him that? Or calling him on any of his dozens of mistakes and inconsistencies?

Gumby is a psy-ops operation, a chaos agent. He is for the most part ineffective because he’s so bad at it but he does as least succeed in wasting our time.

He won’t be banned because his account alone triples the comment totals on HA’s threads. And, I suspect, AP is curious, as are a lot of us, how all these chowderheads react if Romney pulls this one out next week. I know I am.

Dirt McGirt on October 30, 2012 at 10:45 PM

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Throwing some slang in here, “professor”? You’re an idiot.

wargamer6 on October 30, 2012 at 10:45 PM

wolly4321 on October 30, 2012 at 10:38 PM

I’d second, third, or fifty- third your comment.

Happy Nomad on October 30, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Are you referring to the Congress who denied increased funds for embassy security? How is that Obama’s fault again?

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:19 PM

After Democrats brought up that red herring, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Programs, Charlene Lamb, was asked in the congressional hearings:

Rep Dana Rohrabacher: “It has been suggested that budget cuts were responsible for the lack of security in Benghazi and I’d like to ask Ms Lamb, you made this decision personally, was there any budget consideration or lack of budget that led you to not increase the number of people in the security force there?”

She answered, under oath:

Ms Lamb: “No, sir.”

Watch the video.

Thanks for playing.

Resist We Much on October 30, 2012 at 10:45 PM

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:44 PM

I don’t care who you think I know or don’t know. I’m bummed that you aren’t leaving. Dr. King is a hero. You’re a hack.

22044 on October 30, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Relax all, the increased presence of GP and LFOD, coupled with the fact that Libs are actually working at night, tells the story about how the O campaign views the state of the race and their own internals. Blowout. LOL.

ManWithNoParty on October 30, 2012 at 10:47 PM

I don’t care who you think I know or don’t know. I’m bummed that you aren’t leaving. Dr. King is a hero. You’re a hack.

22044 on October 30, 2012 at 10:46 PM

How can you think someone is a hero when you’re utterly unfamiliar with their life, their writings, their ideology or their contribution to the world? It makes you look massively superficial.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Have you read “Why We Can’t Wait?” Yeah didn’t think so. Trust me honey, you don’t know King.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Firstly I’m not your honey, boy. Secondly you don’t know what I have or have not seen. Now get your sorry ass over to Morehouse and get those fine folks straight. Lunch at The Busy Bee is on you boy.

Bmore on October 30, 2012 at 10:47 PM

A.B.Stoddard……..”Chris Christy has not been a good surrogate for Mitt Romney, starting with his convention speech”

JPeterman on October 30, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Dirt McGirt on October 30, 2012 at 10:45 PM

I wish everyone would ignore him. LFOD too.

22044 on October 30, 2012 at 10:48 PM

I think Christie is an opportunist who is serving himself( and to be fair, his state) but I’m a negative cynic. Maybe Christie has decent and fully non political reasons for raving about Obama here. Maybe he doesn’t want any friction BUT

It’s NOT the purse strings. Christie and NJ will get the fed funds no matter what. CHristie could insult Obama’s marxist father and racist grandma and they’d still get the money. Why? because NJ is a democratic strong hold. Christie isn’t the only freaking politician in NJ! So stop giving him that out. This wasn’t for the money.

BoxHead1 on October 30, 2012 at 10:48 PM

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Fool.

Bmore on October 30, 2012 at 10:48 PM

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:47 PM

I know his life better than you, ignoramus.

22044 on October 30, 2012 at 10:49 PM

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:43 PM

One thing for you to chew on son. How do you think all of Dr. Kings writings were digitized?

Bmore on October 30, 2012 at 10:50 PM

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012

…bigot…bigot…bigot…bigot…bigot…bigot…bigot…bigot…bigot…bigot…bigot…bigot…bigot…bigot…bigot…bigot…bigot…bigot…

KOOLAID2 on October 30, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Bye is a term of dismissal, lord..y’all really don’t know any black people do you?

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Where I live, we just say ‘later’. Or maybe “Buh-bye”. So just saying ‘bye’ is a black thing? I did not know that.

Mitsouko on October 30, 2012 at 10:52 PM

I know his life better than you, ignoramus.

22044 on October 30, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Oh you do? What was King’s relationship to Bayard Rustin?
Who is Ella Baker, what was her relationship to King?
Was King a member of the SCLC or SNCC?
Name 5 cities where King led non-violent direct action campaigns against racial discrimination?
What is Satyagrapha, what is its relationship to King?
Where was King organizing in the summer of 1967? You’ve got 10 minutes.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Oh, and, Bye! You aren’t even original.

Bmore on October 30, 2012 at 10:52 PM

How can you think someone is a hero when you’re utterly unfamiliar with their life, their writings, their ideology or their contribution to the world? It makes you look massively superficial.
libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Most have gotten more out of one speech of his than you have his entire life’s work! If you’re evidence of how most blacks think(and I personally don’t believe you are) then he failed. And not because of anything he did or didn’t do but because you and the likes of you crap on his message with every racist snide comment you make.

Like accusing a non white of having white anxiety.

jawkneemusic on October 30, 2012 at 10:53 PM

How can you think someone is a hero when you’re utterly unfamiliar with their life, their writings, their ideology or their contribution to the world? It makes you look massively superficial.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:47 PM

You are totally not massively superficial. Totally.

Mitsouko on October 30, 2012 at 10:53 PM

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:43 PM

MLK would hate Obama and what he’s done to set race-relations and the conditions and prospects of blacks back, as he did. He has been a disaster to all, but primarily to blacks.

Schadenfreude on October 30, 2012 at 10:54 PM

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:52 PM

You do know that we really don’t care how much you know? We are more interested in who you are. So far, not looking to good tonight.

Mitsouko on October 30, 2012 at 10:55 PM

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Stupid man.
You’re trying to gauge my knowledge by throwing out esoteric questions when you miss the forest for the trees?
King is a hero and I & others try to emulate his vision of racial reconciliation. He has a child & a nephew who carry on his legacy.
You, on the other hand, proudly vomit your racist diatribes at every opportunity. I don’t care about your useless trivial knowledge when your heart is ugly & empty.

22044 on October 30, 2012 at 10:56 PM

MLK would hate Obama and what he’s done to set race-relations and the conditions and prospects of blacks back, as he did. He has been a disaster to all, but primarily to blacks.

Schadenfreude on October 30, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Your total misunderstanding of King is betrayed in the first three words of your post. “MLK would hate…” You truly, truly, TRULY know nothing about him.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:56 PM

LFOD, apparently you weren’t important enough to be on the notification list that told all Leftists that the race card hit its lomit and in fact was in overdrawn status in 2008. Regrettably, it’s no longer accepted. Thanks for playing though. LOL.

ManWithNoParty on October 30, 2012 at 10:57 PM

My final comment here. I’ll see all the good people on another thread soon.

LFOD, you’ve failed on this thread. Like you always do.

22044 on October 30, 2012 at 10:57 PM

I wish everyone would ignore him. LFOD too.

22044 on October 30, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Unfortunately that is the only effective method to deal with trolls. But it requires near 100% agreement on tactics. Sort of like voting 3rd party ;)

Dirt McGirt on October 30, 2012 at 10:57 PM

He won’t be banned because his account alone triples the comment totals on HA’s threads. And, I suspect, AP is curious, as are a lot of us, how all these chowderheads react if Romney pulls this one out next week. I know I am.

Dirt McGirt on October 30, 2012 at 10:45 PM

I do admit to half-wondering if there is waiting until after the election, so we can hear the cries of “NOOOOOO” or multitude of lame excuses and then around Nov 8 or so, the bannings come and Facebook comments go…

At this point though I’m done. I’m sick of even ripping them after the new lows of tonight. From now on when gumby starts his crap, my only response is to take the cue from Havel and JPeterman and start jingling the keys.

Gingotts on October 30, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Stupid man.
You’re trying to gauge my knowledge by throwing out esoteric questions

Bayard Rustin was the pacificist who greatly influenced King’s approach to non-violence, he also was the principle organizer of the Rally for Jobs and Justice on August 28 1963, the event where King read his I Have a Dream speech you claim to so revere. You’re ignorant about King, and have no authority to speak on his legacy. Just admit it.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:58 PM

You really really really really really really really need to chill out.

gophergirl on October 30, 2012 at 10:18 PM

I’m not at all convinced that Romney is going to win because the same people who keep posting that Romney is winning were also convinced that McCain would win in 2008. Heck, they also thought that Christine O’ Donnell could actually win a Senate seat in Delaware. This was despite overwhelming evidence against that happening. So it’s sort of a boy cried wolf phenomenon. And Christie shilling for Obama is unhelpful to Romney’s momentum as is his general spotlight hogging. So if Romney loses 2004 style, which I think is a possible outcome, then I think that Christie can and should be blamed for the loss.

Illinidiva on October 30, 2012 at 10:59 PM

I don’t care about your useless trivial knowledge when your heart is ugly & empty.

22044 on October 30, 2012 at 10:56 PM

The SCLCL is the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the coordinating committee of black pastors founded by King to coordinate non-violent protests in the south. But yeah, that’s like “trivial” or something. LOL you’re a joke.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Your total misunderstanding of King is betrayed in the first three words of your post. “MLK would hate…” You truly, truly, TRULY know nothing about him.
libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Apparently neither do you. But lying is pretty much par for the course when it comes to you.

jawkneemusic on October 30, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Chris Christie is an idiot. Here we are, republicans fighting
tooth and nail to elect Romney in order to save the country;
the most important election in our lives.

And here is Christie praising Obama to high heavens!

All he had to say was “Obama and I have had several conversations
concerning the storm”…..or….”we are in continuous conversations
with FEMA and I personally have talked to Obama”.

What else sticks in my mind about Christie right now is his
shouting at unions and teachers and his appointment of a muslim
to a high court position. Oh, and that he is obese and took a
helicopter to his son’s baseball game because he didn’t or couldn’t walk across a parking lot.

2016? I don’t think so.

Amjean on October 30, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Illinidiva on October 30, 2012 at 10:59 PM

There’s the door. Feel free to leave.

wargamer6 on October 30, 2012 at 11:00 PM

At this point though I’m done. I’m sick of even ripping them after the new lows of tonight. From now on when gumby starts his crap, my only response is to take the cue from Havel and JPeterman and start jingling the keys.

Gingotts on October 30, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Jingle, jingle, jingle.

JPeterman on October 30, 2012 at 11:00 PM

The fact that LFOD is arguing race at this juncture is a good thing all. It shows that the O campaign is panicked and has nothing left in the tank. Plus, evening work is HARD for liberals, so it must be extreme panic due to the internals. LOL.

ManWithNoParty on October 30, 2012 at 11:01 PM

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Then you’re more delusional than what I thought.

Schadenfreude on October 30, 2012 at 11:02 PM

The SCLCL is the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the coordinating committee of black pastors founded by King to coordinate non-violent protests in the south. But yeah, that’s like “trivial” or something. LOL you’re a joke.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Wow, that is a coincidence, because now there are black pastors who don’t support Obama anymore because of the gay marriage issue. Huh.

Mitsouko on October 30, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Have you read “Why We Can’t Wait?” Yeah didn’t think so. Trust me honey, you don’t know King.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:43 PM

‘trust me honey’ lool :) can you do that typically gay hand gesture to go with it :), just for conformity with the stereotype that you embody so well :-)…

jimver on October 30, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Then you’re more delusional than what I thought.

Schadenfreude on October 30, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Please point to some aspect of King’s life/writings/activism that would allow you to conclude he would “hate” Obama?

Wow, that is a coincidence, because now there are black pastors who don’t support Obama anymore because of the gay marriage issue. Huh.

Mitsouko on October 30, 2012 at 11:02 PM

There were many more black pastors who didn’t support King back in the day. Thought he was rabble rousing, thought he would make things worse. God you people constantly name drop King and you literally know NOTHING about him. Its a bit insulting, I actually thought you people admired King.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:04 PM

jimver on October 30, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Jazz hands!

wargamer6 on October 30, 2012 at 11:04 PM

‘trust me honey’ lool :) can you do that typically gay hand gesture to go with it :), just for conformity with the stereotype that you embody so well :-)…

jimver on October 30, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Is this an insult?

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Your total misunderstanding of King is betrayed in the first three words of your post. “MLK would hate…” You truly, truly, TRULY know nothing about him.
libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:56 PM

and you do, honey?? :-like what, reading a transcript of a speech of his does not an MLK expert one make :-)…

jimver on October 30, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Gingotts on October 30, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Yeah, I figure they’re gone either way after 11/8. If O wins, their gloating will be so hateful and obscene that many will earn a banhammer.

If Romney wins, their outrage will be so hateful and…you get the idea :)

Others will just leave out of boredom, their mission accomplished.

Dirt McGirt on October 30, 2012 at 11:06 PM

and you do, honey?? :-like what, reading a transcript of a speech of his does not an MLK expert one make :-)…

jimver on October 30, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Oh? And what does make a King expert? What’s the standard?

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:07 PM

There’s the door. Feel free to leave.

wargamer6 on October 30, 2012 at 11:00 PM

How about this try being realistic about things… If everyone had come to grips with McCain losing in 2008, then it would be much easier to believe the stuff being posted here about Romney today.

Illinidiva on October 30, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Illinidiva on October 30, 2012 at 10:59 PM

You have been had. The trolls have gotten to you and taken your peace of mind.

Mitsouko on October 30, 2012 at 11:12 PM

How about this try being realistic about things… If everyone had come to grips with McCain losing in 2008, then it would be much easier to believe the stuff being posted here about Romney today.

Illinidiva on October 30, 2012 at 11:10 PM

How are you being realistic? All the evidence points to Romney winning and you still think your feelings trump hard facts.

Mitsouko on October 30, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Dr. King is a hero.
22044 on October 30, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Dr. King was also a socialist.

Boomer_Sooner on October 30, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Illinidiva on October 30, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Stop being a drama queen.

wargamer6 on October 30, 2012 at 11:15 PM

How about this try being realistic about things… If everyone had come to grips with McCain losing in 2008, then it would be much easier to believe the stuff being posted here about Romney today.
Illinidiva on October 30, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Who are these people who were so sure McCain was going to win? He was down 11 points in Gallup at this time. I new he was a goner. Allah new. I’m sure most here new it in their heart as well.

Anything is possible but at the point, even an habitual eeyore like Allah is feeling good abut our prospects this time around.

jawkneemusic on October 30, 2012 at 11:17 PM

There were many more black pastors who didn’t support King back in the day. Thought he was rabble rousing, thought he would make things worse. God you people constantly name drop King and you literally know NOTHING about him. Its a bit insulting, I actually thought you people admired King.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:04 PM

I really don’t care about MLK one way or the other. I did know what you posted above though.

But, are you making the connection that the black pastors who disapprove of Obama now see him as a rabble rouser who will make things worse?

Mitsouko on October 30, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Is this an insult?

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:05 PM

lol :) you just called a man on this forum ‘honey’ :) was that a compliment? :)or just stereotypical gay talk? :)

jimver on October 30, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Bye is a term of dismissal, lord..y’all really don’t know any black people do you?

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:44 PM

When one is fixated on race; Speaks in terms of race; Defines people by race…

They are the racist!

Nuff said.

Barred on October 30, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Who are these people who were so sure McCain was going to win? He was down 11 points in Gallup at this time. I new he was a goner. Allah new. I’m sure most here new it in their heart as well.

Anything is possible but at the point, even an habitual eeyore like Allah is feeling good abut our prospects this time around.

jawkneemusic on October 30, 2012 at 11:17 PM

AP knew of course. However, there was alot of optimistic posting here and when I pointed out the obvious (i.e. that McCain wasn’t going to win because the financial system almost collapsed), it was the same reaction as now.

You have been had. The trolls have gotten to you and taken your peace of mind.

Mitsouko on October 30, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Gumby’s a moron. More like Fox News and the Factor had me freaked out. I don’t like the fact this looks like 2004 and I also don’t like the fact that all the lefties I live with in Evanston are still optimistic that Barry’s going to win.

Illinidiva on October 30, 2012 at 11:25 PM

OK, I fibbed and decided to check back.
I think LFOD has left.
Our points about Dr. King stand, when he posts racist garbage and dedicates his life in useless pursuits.
I pity the man.

22044 on October 30, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Illinidiva on October 30, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Looks like 2004? Oh boo hoo. I’m sorry you might not get your precious landslide you’ve been dreaming about, but get over it.

wargamer6 on October 30, 2012 at 11:27 PM

sometimes I come here….and get reminded that the devil is alive and kicking.

God is watching you….and this kind of hate is never justified.

I wont be back to read your evil replies, so don’t bother.

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on October 30, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Illinidiva on October 30, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Sorry, but it’s time to woman up and do what you can.
The dynamics favor Romney – this is definitely not 2008.

22044 on October 30, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Think about this for a moment.

Above all else, Christie needs to serve the people of New Jersey as governor. He is making sure Obama is not able to obstruct the disaster-relief efforts. By being above politics, he is doing his job.

And can you imagine how much Obama could gain electorally if Christie had “blown him off” in any manner (the media would spin anything less than what the governor is doing as such)? All we’d hear about from the hacks at MSNBC and CNN is how Romney, Christie and the Republicans don’t care about people and only want power. Not only do they “want to destroy Obama more than Al-Qaeda, but more than the MONSTERSTORM.” Some moron comedian or something would even tie it to Evil Bush and Katrina. The GOP weather machine dragged out to suppress votes. Use your imagination and remember they are insane.

Sign of the Dollar on October 30, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Old/busted:
 

Racist caricature is racist caricature.
 
libfreeordie on September 1, 2012 at 2:06 PM

 
New next-month hotness:
 

Bye is a term of dismissal, lord..y’all really don’t know any black people do you?
 
libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 10:44 PM

rogerb on October 30, 2012 at 11:29 PM

I guess it’s past gumby’s bed time.

wargamer6 on October 30, 2012 at 11:31 PM

all the lefties I live with in Evanston are still optimistic that Barry’s going to win.

Illinidiva on October 30, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Ha! I grew up in Oak Park. Believe me, both are surrounded by serious reality distortion fields :)

Dirt McGirt on October 30, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Looks like 2004? Oh boo hoo. I’m sorry you might not get your precious landslide you’ve been dreaming about, but get over it.

wargamer6 on October 30, 2012 at 11:27 PM

And we’re the Democrats.. Kerry lost that year. Remember?

Sorry, but it’s time to woman up and do what you can.
The dynamics favor Romney – this is definitely not 2008.

22044 on October 30, 2012 at 11:29 PM

No. It’s 2004.

Illinidiva on October 30, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Illinidiva on October 30, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Okey dokey. White knuckles for you all the way to election day.

Mitsouko on October 30, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Perfect opportunity for Romney to illustrate the inefficiency of FEMA. Christie is a turncoat and a traitor for not criticizing Obama for his inept response to the storm.

Obama leads from Behind…Romney leads….

Illustrate the value of the free market at times like this. Government ruins everything. The free market would have everything working already.

nazo311 on October 30, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on October 30, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Your party murders babies, lies constantly and keeps poor people poor for the benefit of political power. Who’s side is the Devil on?

jawkneemusic on October 30, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Illinidiva on October 30, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Your choice, but you won’t have much company here for the next few days.

22044 on October 30, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Illinidiva on October 30, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Fine. Then stay home and eat ice cream.

wargamer6 on October 30, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Illinidiva on October 30, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Believe what you want to believe. Please just don’t stay home. Vote and vote the right way.

jawkneemusic on October 30, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Oh? And what does make a King expert? What’s the standard?

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:07 PM

not you for sure. not the way you talk here. you’re one of the most intolerant person and worst race baiter on this forum. personally I couldn’t care less about MLK, am European born and raised, most people in Europe never heard of him, and don’t see why they should. so you can keep your faux MLK expertise and brag about it till kingdom comes. nobody believes you.

jimver on October 30, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Fine. Then stay home and eat ice cream.

wargamer6 on October 30, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Already voted.. I was feeling good about Romney’s chances on Sat. Not that my vote matters in Evanston, IL. However, I do reserve the option of whining about voting for a losing candidate (again) if Romney doesn’t pull this off. Why doesn’t the GOP actually nominate good candidates once-in-awhile?? Seriously, Christie is a blatant opportunist and he is gunning for the 2016 nomination.

Illinidiva on October 30, 2012 at 11:40 PM

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