Quotes of the day

posted at 11:04 pm on October 30, 2012 by Allahpundit

The expected force of the superstorm, combined with its timing and the growing importance of early voting in battleground states, had the potential to affect the outcome like no other weather event in U.S. presidential election history.

“We’ve never seen anything like this before,” said Allan J. Lichtman, a professor of history at American University in Washington…

“I don’t have a clue what this will do,” said Charlie Black, a Romney adviser. “Neither does anyone else.”

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My advice to everyone is to hold your breath, say a prayer for everyone affected or donate to the recovery, wait as patiently as you can, and ignore any polls until this weekend at the earliest. Up until Sandy hit the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast, this extremely tight race had been roughly stagnant for two weeks. Mitt Romney had a slight advantage in the national popular vote, and Obama had a slight advantage in the Electoral College. (A split between the popular vote and Electoral College I spoke about as a possibility in a column in June.) That is the last signal we had as of Monday a.m.

Sandy could turn this race in a way none of us anticipated. A few months ago, I said that there would be five events in October that would determine who was going to get elected: three presidential debates, one vice-presidential debate, and an unexpected event. I never anticipated the unexpected moment would be a historic hurricane hitting the most populous regions of the country. Just shows you there are some things in life we can’t predict or control—an important life lesson and political lesson. No we wait and see what the result of all this will be.

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But Romney has one big advantage: He is free of the risk the president bears in failing, or even appearing to fail, to pull the levers of government to effectively respond to the expected devastation. And he has little choice but to limit his campaigning…

Romney appears to have learned a valuable lesson from Obama’s approach to the optics of how a campaign reacts to real-world crises: Sometimes in politics, less is more.

In September 2008, the financial crisis provided a perfect metaphor for Obama’s team, which had sought to portray its relatively young and indisputably inexperienced candidate as the steady, presidential hand and McCain as unpredictable. McCain made that contrast easy: He suspended his campaign, temporarily pulled out of a debate and raced back to Washington to pass the TARP bill. Only it didn’t work out that way. Many Americans hated the Wall Street bailout, most House Republicans defected from McCain and the bill was defeated on the House floor — before it was brought up a second time and passed.

McCain’s over-the-top response to the financial crisis was the opposite of George W. Bush’s too-little, too-late reaction to Hurricane Katrina, which, though it did not strike in the midst of an election, did more damage to Bush’s image than any other domestic issue during his presidency. At times since then, Republicans have shown extra sensitivity to natural disasters, abbreviating both their 2008 and 2012 national conventions because of hurricanes.

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It’s as simple as this: If the storm knocks out your power, you can’t watch TV.

Both campaigns are planning to spend tens of millions of dollars on a final assault of campaign commercials. But Sandy could knock those plans off the air in such battleground states as Virginia, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and the lean Obama-state of Pennsylvania, which are all in the storm’s path. And while it won’t get a direct hit, battleground Ohio will also feel the wrath of Sandy.

“In areas without power and thus without either TV advertising or TV news, the race is likely to be frozen in place,” said Elizabeth Wilner, vice president at Kantar Media/Campaign Media Analysis Group, which tracks political ad spending on broadcast and national cable TV.

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Imagine a scenario in which Romney edges Obama by 100,000 in Ohio, 30,000 in Iowa, 15,000 in New Hampshire, and 50,000 in Virginia. That’s 41 electoral votes with a microscopic edge of 195,000 votes in four states. That 195,000 would be slightly more than a third of the average Democratic margin since 2000 in New Jersey and one-tenth of the average Democratic winning margin in California.

Here’s where Sandy comes in and could make a profound difference in terms of the popular vote and electoral vote…

Storm-diminished turnouts in [Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York] could cost Obama tens of thousands of popular votes. It could also cost him 20 electoral votes in Pennsylvania. The implications are obvious in Virginia as well, but that state was always going to be close and the margin of victory understood to be narrow. There are ways Obama can win without Virginia but not many without Pennsylvania.

The chance of a Romney popular-vote victory and Obama Electoral College victory were always statistically and mathematically remote. The chances of the opposite occurring were always easier for me to see. And Sandy may alter that terrain in ways that prove more harmful to Obama than Romney.

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Under the Constitution, Congress has the authority to change the “first Tuesday in November” date for the presidential election. But as of Tuesday morning, there had been no serious discussion of moving the date of Election Day by the top leaders in the Republican-led House or the Democratic-led Senate, according to senior congressional aides. A spokesman for the House Committee on Administration did say that the committee “is closely monitoring the impacted states.”

Delaying the election might be an option given that hard-hit states are likely to be dealing with power outages and flooded locales that could extend well past Nov. 6. And with this presidential race projected to be close electorally, imagine the controversy and lawsuits that would inevitably result because enough back-up generators can’t be found to power electronic voting equipment, or if voters are displaced from home or can’t get to polling places…

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials are telling states that the federal government would help them pay to move polling places, or to bring in generators next week to areas without power. But political and legal experts underscore that — even after 9/11, which occurred just before a mayoral election in New York — that the federal government has never put in place any solid plan to deal with such disruptions. “So we are left with the situation where the people who probably most know where we might stand on Election Day are the utility companies,” says Edward Foley, an election law expert at Ohio State University Law School in Columbus.

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All of this chatter about delaying Election Day is ridiculous on every level. First, it’s not going to happen. Despite the chatter, the president has no authority to change Election Day. None. Zip. Nada. Those people who simply assume this is a presidential decision are betraying the degree to which they simply accept the legitimacy of an imperial presidency. Now I understand limitations on presidential power haven’t always curtailed this president. But if he tried to move or delay Election Day, it would be a national scandal and outrage (or at least it should be). The power to set the Election Day lies with the states. You’d have to change a vast patchwork of state laws (all the Constitution requires is that the states deliver their electors in mid-December). Also, Congress has a role to play because it determines, by statute, the timing of elections.

Chuck Todd who knows vastly more about politics than I do, should recall that 9/11 did not delay the New York mayoral race. It delayed the primary — which was scheduled on 9/11. Sandy made landfall eight days before the election — and wasn’t an act of war. If 9/11 is the best precedent for moving the federal election day, there is no precedent for it. And there is none. Sure, some local elections have been delayed for this or that reason. But this country held elections during the Civil War! Even FDR who violated a near-sacred tradition to run for a third term and fourth term, still ran for them.

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John the Libertarian on October 30, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Check out the Detriot thread..We need your humble opinion..:)

Dire Straits on October 30, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Stop talking in slang. It makes you look stupid.

wargamer6 on October 30, 2012 at 11:28 PM

You have absolutely no appreciation for rhetoric or vernacular. At any given moment I can write in traditional academic, “ebonics,” “black queer vernacular” (see Paris is Burning), Pre-stonewall gay slang, and I can throw in some yiddish and Dallas Texan for good measure. These are just styles of speech, signifying and communicating. That you believe “slang” makes someone look stupid, speaks to your own biases, not my issue.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Obama’s desperation to stop this election is just a precursor to the Marshal Law he will institute before Jan.20th,2013. He will have endless court challenges going for months, if not years and will be inciting riots, in order to accomplish this and intimidate any judges, not willing to let him steal the election! Get ready for some insane SHIITE!
Addendum on the fight against the Obama Enemy media: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on October 30, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Obama is handing out billions in FEMA and other funds, to blue states, buying votes and redistributing while he can, needed or not. It’s that last huraaaahhhh!

Schadenfreude on October 30, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Let’s be more realistic, what will you do when he doesn’t and loses in a massive landslide?

SWalker on October 30, 2012 at 11:31 PM

I’ve already mourned Romney winning, so I’ll probably avoid the news, be in a bit of a funk and keep living life.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:33 PM

paratisi on October 30, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Are you ever going to stop spamming your blog?

wargamer6 on October 30, 2012 at 11:33 PM

wargamer6 on October 30, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Slang is what makes libfree look stupid?

KCB on October 30, 2012 at 11:34 PM

It will be hilarious to see all those anti-bus Manhattanits having to ride buses for once.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Yeah, it’ll be just great for all of us. Hopefully, not too many children will be sick and need to get to their physicians’ offices and may the abortion gods smile on those newly non-pregnant women, who have to take a bumpy, start-n-stop, hour-long bus ride home from Planned Parenthood.

Resist We Much on October 30, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Just saw something on twitter that suggests Romney & affiliates are outspending Obama and his progressive axis by nearly 2:1.

Very good sign.

Robert_Paulson on October 30, 2012 at 11:34 PM

KOOLAID2 on October 30, 2012 at 11:30 PM

..:)

PS..It happens time and time again..:)

Dire Straits on October 30, 2012 at 11:35 PM

After the Devastation, a Daunting Recovery
Oct 30 2012
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The New York region began the daunting process on Tuesday of rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, a storm that remade the landscape and rewrote the record books as it left behind a tableau of damage, destruction and grief.
(More….)

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canopfor on October 30, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Under the Constitution, Congress has the authority to change the “first Tuesday in November” date for the presidential election.

Superstorm Sandy has given rise to suspensions in campaigning by both President Obama and GOP contender Mitt Romney, but could it actually delay Election Day?

In theory, yes, but in all likelihood, no.

The Constitution leaves the “times, places and manner” of holding a federal election up to each state, but says that Congress may at any time make or alter such regulations. Election Day, which is set by Congress, for all federal offices is the Tuesday following the first Monday in November.

To push that back, Congress would have to act, which at this late date seems highly unlikely. Or states could implement emergency procedures that could postpone Election Day, but that could be challenged by Congress or face federal Equal Protection challenges in the courts. More

Flora Duh on October 30, 2012 at 11:35 PM

KCB on October 30, 2012 at 11:34 PM

One of the things, yes.

wargamer6 on October 30, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Schadenfreude on October 30, 2012 at 11:29 PM

There is a paper trail, somewhere. If the order to assist was given, at any point, as Obama insists that it was, the order passed to literally hundreds of desks. IF the order was given to ‘do whatever it takes to see that our personnel are safe’ as Obama now contends, SHOW US THAT ORDER.

Admiral Lyons is asking the right questions. Let’s hope pressure from within the military itself is unrelenting and brings Obama and the others to their knees.

thatsafactjack on October 30, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Parartisi, please stop Pimping your unchanging Blog in every damn post you put up. The Pimpdom is getting embarrasing. Thank you in advance.

ManWithNoParty on October 30, 2012 at 11:36 PM

SWalker on October 30, 2012 at 11:31 PM

I’ve already mourned Romney winning, so I’ll probably avoid the news, be in a bit of a funk and keep living life.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Why do you think anyone here would be any different? well except for the mourning a Romney win…

SWalker on October 30, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Scorpions: Rock me like a Hurricane

portlandon on October 30, 2012 at 11:38 PM

wargamer6 on October 30, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Just bustin’ your chops. We know the number one thing that makes libfree look stupid.

KCB on October 30, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Stop talking in slang. It makes you look stupid.

wargamer6 on October 30, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Would you prefer victorian English? Very Well then. You have not the slightest hint of wit or linguistic guile. You post like a bludgeoning ram, ripping grammar and syntax into an unrecognizable rabble that only an American could understand. A poster, such as myself, who freely switches from academic, to slang, high culture to low culture, Downton Abbey to Detroit and everywhere inbetween; I find myself not the least concerned with your ajudication of my mental facilities. On the contrary, you’re most obvious inability to recognize code switching when you see it, belies a brain so feebly developed it is a miracle you have not been committed to Bedlam Hospital. Well, I suppose there is still time for you to get the cognitive treatment you so direly need. Till then, I shall pray for you and hope you may be delivered from your otherwise sorry state of mental affairs.

That better dawg?

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:38 PM

paratisi on October 30, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Are you ever going to stop spamming your blog?

wargamer6 on October 30, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Parartisi, please stop Pimping your unchanging Blog in every damn post you put up. The Pimpdom is getting embarrasing. Thank you in advance.

ManWithNoParty on October 30, 2012 at 11:36 PM

If you guys don’t want to read his blog, then skip over the link. Complaining about, well it doesn’t make you look all that good.

SWalker on October 30, 2012 at 11:39 PM

I’ve already mourned Romney winning, so I’ll probably avoid the news, be in a bit of a funk and keep living life.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Obama will be the expedited end of the US as you know her.

Romney will slow the demise.

Not mourning anyone’s win. The land is the big looser. If Obama wins she must be mourned…not one mortal male.

p.s. contrary to his assumptions, Obama is not a god.

Schadenfreude on October 30, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Drowning In Tears – Moore

thatsafactjack on October 30, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Hello Jackie! A pleasure to see you!

KCB on October 30, 2012 at 11:39 PM

I’ve already mourned Romney winning, so I’ll probably avoid the news, be in a bit of a funk and keep living life.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:33 PM

My condolences on your loss.

portlandon on October 30, 2012 at 11:40 PM

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:38 PM

That was pretty good :P

blatantblue on October 30, 2012 at 11:40 PM

KCB on October 30, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Good evening, Ken. Its nice to see you this evening, too. :)

thatsafactjack on October 30, 2012 at 11:40 PM

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Look out folks. We got ourselves a badass here.

wargamer6 on October 30, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Last!

annoyinglittletwerp on October 30, 2012 at 11:41 PM

No doubt Moochelle will join the relief efforts…

… just after Air Force 2 flys in more lobster.

Seven Percent Solution on October 30, 2012 at 11:41 PM

you’re most obvious inability

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Yo, prof, it’s YOUR, not You’re, if you are gong to condescendingly mock someone… Ya got to watch those little details. ;p

SWalker on October 30, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Um.. I think it is “dog”. I may be wrong, but… well, I don’t believe dawg is a real word.

KCB on October 30, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Not too worries about how a Blog pimp complaint makes me “look”, but thanks for your input.

ManWithNoParty on October 30, 2012 at 11:41 PM

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:38 PM

You’re not stupid, just misguided. It’s not the way you ‘talk’, it’s what you say.

Free yourself. It’s harder, but so much more rewarding.

Schadenfreude on October 30, 2012 at 11:42 PM

There is a paper trail, somewhere. If the order to assist was given, at any point, as Obama insists that it was, the order passed to literally hundreds of desks. IF the order was given to ‘do whatever it takes to see that our personnel are safe’ as Obama now contends, SHOW US THAT ORDER.

thatsafactjack on October 30, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Dan Rather has those documents .
He’ll reveal them on Whoraldo’s show this weekend.
:D

burrata on October 30, 2012 at 11:42 PM

wargamer6 on October 30, 2012 at 11:28 PM

There are so many errors in that post he launched at you that I’m not even going to bother to elucidate. Suffice it to say he’s a poseur.

thatsafactjack on October 30, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Behold the new spin …

Jake Tapper‏@jaketapper

Ignatius on lingering questions about Benghazi > http://m.washingtonpost.com/opinions/david-ignatius-benghazi-questions-the-administration-must-answer/2012/10/30/02d02538-22e2-11e2-8448-81b1ce7d6978_story.html

Looking back, it may indeed have been wise not to bomb targets in Libya that night. Given the uproar in the Arab world, this might have been the equivalent of pouring gasoline on a burning fire. But the anguish of Woods’s father is understandable: His son’s life might have been saved by a more aggressive response. The Obama administration needs to level with the country about why it made its decisions.

A final, obvious point: The “fog of battle” that night was dense not just in Benghazi but in Cairo, Tunis and elsewhere. U.S. officials needed better intelligence. That’s the toughest problem to address, but the most important.

.
As I postulated last night, fear of the “Arab street” reaction was behind the withholding of response/support/use of force.

PolAgnostic on October 30, 2012 at 11:42 PM

There must be some really deep dark secrets with the Benghazi debacle. It is hurting Dear Leader more than he knows. The more he and the legacy media ignore it, the more it becomes a cancer on the presidency.

d1carter on October 30, 2012 at 11:42 PM

I have a bad feeling about this. Sandy will give the LSM the chance to laud the president’s response, even if its piss poor.

Zaggs on October 30, 2012 at 11:17 PM

They have been lauding him for years! And look where it got him.

Mitsouko on October 30, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Guys! I’ve finally figured out who our little clay troll really is. He’s been hiding his “fame” from us.

Here

Flora Duh on October 30, 2012 at 11:44 PM

jackie is right.

Where is the order?

How was it executed?

Who took it down and passed it over to Libya?

Who saw Woods and Doherty die?

What was done then?

no investigation needed, just teh truth, champ.

ted c on October 30, 2012 at 11:44 PM

thatsafactjack on October 30, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Looks like full contact until 11/06/12. Protect yourself at all times! Glad to have you on my side!

KCB on October 30, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Look out folks. We got ourselves a badass here.

wargamer6 on October 30, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Dearest wargamer6,

I write you with the saddest of news. It seems there simply was no room available for you Mrs. Wickham’s School for the Mentally Addled at this time. I made entreaty after entreaty to the woman. I wrote expansively about the wide sweep of your ignorance, the imbalance in your humors and the instability of your emotional states. But no detail of your stupidity, no matter how shocking, was enough to persuade her stubborn will. But be not afraid, I shall renew my efforts on your behalf. No fully grown adult should have to suffer the daily devastations of buffonery as you have borne these last few decades. Truly, your bravery in the face of inadequacy inspires us all.

Yours truly,

LibFreeOrDie

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:45 PM

d1carter on October 30, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Hear!..Hear!..:)

Dire Straits on October 30, 2012 at 11:45 PM

KCB on October 30, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Thank you. Glad you’re on the ramparts with us, too. :)

thatsafactjack on October 30, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Has the narrative been set? When Obama loses, it’s Sandy’s fault. Talk about a war on women.

MeatHeadinCA on October 30, 2012 at 11:46 PM

did our troll concede? damn, did you hear that axlerod/ you have a f*cking quitter here…….

ted c on October 30, 2012 at 11:46 PM

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Siren. RT @mckaycoppins: Whoa, Detroit News poll has Romney within 3 points of Obama in Michigan. 47.7 to 45. http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121030/POLITICS01/210300442#ixzz2AqJSyTYG
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Poll: Romney closes gap on Obama in Michigan
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canopfor on October 30, 2012 at 11:46 PM

I’ve already mourned Romney winning, so I’ll probably avoid the news, be in a bit of a funk and keep living life.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Hey HotAir friends, I am having a hard time finding a condolence card for libfree/GrowsFins/GumbyPokey/TrollMoFo etc. but can’t find one that says how we all feel.

Which one is better?

“I wish I could gather the right words to make your pain less and offer you some comfort. You are always never in my thoughts.”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Party through this heartbreaking time. There’s nothing I can say that will ease your pain but I just wanted you to know I am thinking of you Don’t care. My deepest condolences.”

“Our deepest sympathies during your time of loss. Please know that we are here for you will be laughing at you.”

portlandon on October 30, 2012 at 11:46 PM

I’ve already mourned Romney winning, so I’ll probably avoid the news, be in a bit of a funk and keep living life.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Your sweet tears of misery shall sustain me and bring me joy.

Midas on October 30, 2012 at 11:46 PM

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:45 PM

lol

wargamer6 on October 30, 2012 at 11:47 PM

portlandon on October 30, 2012 at 11:46 PM

I’d sign it.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 30, 2012 at 11:47 PM

today I drove 100 miles round trip to cast my ballot, because I will be in ND on 11/06/2012 unable to vote at my home polling place. I took my 5 yr old grandson along so he could experience at an early age the duty of all Americans to vote.

When I got home I fired off an e-mail to my Sen. to get busy on Benghazigate now or be unemployed next election.

jrsrigmvr on October 30, 2012 at 11:47 PM

https://twitter.com/Toure/status/263458257560018945/photo/1

that is one wild picture!!!!

ted c on October 30, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Tucker Carlson was in rare form tonight on Hannity. He was laughing his arse off about that lame granny f-bomb ad and said that he’s going to have to see a better ad before Obama gets his vote.

John the Libertarian on October 30, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Yours truly,

LibFreeOrDie

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Plagiarism now professor? For sham…. er, wait, you’re a liberal professor… never mind, you have no shame, carry on…

SWalker on October 30, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Drowning In Tears – Moore

thatsafactjack on October 30, 2012 at 11:39 PM

You know, before I clicked on it I had an image of Michael Moore, drowning in tears after the election and I thought, it would take a lot of tears to drown his fat a**.

It is fun to think of it.

dukecitygirl on October 30, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Vivaldi’s Storm…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpBNE2hawqY

equanimous on October 30, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Plagiarism now professor? For sham…. er, wait, you’re a liberal professor… never mind, you have no shame, carry on…

SWalker on October 30, 2012 at 11:48 PM

As LFOD aptly displayed on the other thread, he has academic credentials but he is still irredeemably stupid.

Carry on w/ him at your own risk, or perhaps pleasure.

22044 on October 30, 2012 at 11:50 PM

jrsrigmvr on October 30, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Good evening, Fred! Well done.

Thanks for sending off that letter to your Senator, too. I’ve done the same with both if mine, Coburn and Inhofe.

thatsafactjack on October 30, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Obama looks so tiny, more so lately than ever before.

Schadenfreude on October 30, 2012 at 11:06 PM

I have this idea, which is maybe just a fantasy, that Woods’ father’s comments are eating 0dumba up inside.

Anti-Control on October 30, 2012 at 11:50 PM

jrsrigmvr on October 30, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Awesome job!

John the Libertarian on October 30, 2012 at 11:50 PM

that is one wild picture!!!!

ted c on October 30, 2012 at 11:48 PM

looks shopped

blatantblue on October 30, 2012 at 11:50 PM

MeatHeadinCA on October 30, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Benghazi!!..

PS..Good evening!..:)

Dire Straits on October 30, 2012 at 11:51 PM

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canopfor on October 30, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Tucker Carlson was in rare form tonight on Hannity. He was laughing his arse off about that lame granny f-bomb ad and said that he’s going to have to see a better ad before Obama gets his vote.
John the Libertarian on October 30, 2012 at 11:48 PM

I don’t even need to see the ad to see how clownish the current administration is.

Why don’t the lefties do something good with their money – like pay down the national debt?

MeatHeadinCA on October 30, 2012 at 11:51 PM

There are so many errors in that post he launched at you that I’m not even going to bother to elucidate. Suffice it to say he’s a poseur.

thatsafactjack on October 30, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Do you honestly think you even get a taste of my full command of the English language. I don’t proof read or revise my posts and I still dance rhetorical circles around most everyone here, regardless of the vernacular form I may adopt. Ain’t scurred the likes of you.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:52 PM

portlandon on October 30, 2012 at 11:46 PM

.
I like the first one. It’s dignified and to the point.

PolAgnostic on October 30, 2012 at 11:52 PM

I have this idea, which is maybe just a fantasy, that Woods’ father’s comments are eating 0dumba up inside.

Anti-Control on October 30, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Yup, afraid it is just a fantasy

SWalker on October 30, 2012 at 11:52 PM

It will be hilarious to see all those anti-bus Manhattanits having to ride buses for once.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Aren’t they all Democrats? Why would they be against above-ground public transportation?

Del Dolemonte on October 30, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Evening, Dire.

MeatHeadinCA on October 30, 2012 at 11:52 PM

ted c on October 30, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Read today it was a hoax. I think someone at HA posted a site that showed real and fake Sandy pics. It said this was fake.

KCB on October 30, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Plagiarism now professor?

What on earth are you talking about.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:53 PM

That picture of Obama is really weird.

Sturm und Drang

Schadenfreude on October 30, 2012 at 11:53 PM

i’m happy to hear that libfree is reconciled to an obama loss…very happy.

but, a measure of the state of this country is that mitt probably maxes out at 279 EV. That includes OH, CO, NH, VA, NC, FL.

the rest are fantasy. i’d love WI but it has been blue since 84, PA? 1988…MI 88…and so on. IA is a little better…and NV looks down right friendly

Reagan was a charismatic figure…so many people were on the bandwagon. Not so much any R since.

the media has gotten to point of outright spiking of unfriendly stories (unlike Carter)

so mitt’s chances are 50/50….i.e. the country is split between a euro-socialist disaster…and a robust private sector.

charming

r keller on October 30, 2012 at 11:54 PM

There are so many errors in that post he launched at you that I’m not even going to bother to elucidate. Suffice it to say he’s a poseur.

thatsafactjack on October 30, 2012 at 11:42 PM

And that’s a fact jack :)

22044 on October 30, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Do you honestly think you even get a taste of my full command of the English language. I don’t proof read or revise my posts and I still dance rhetorical circles around most everyone here, regardless of the vernacular form I may adopt. Ain’t scurred the likes of you.
libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Clutch to that insecurity. It may be all you have going for you on Nov 7.

MeatHeadinCA on October 30, 2012 at 11:54 PM

i thought that water looked awful clear……..

ted c on October 30, 2012 at 11:54 PM

As LFOD aptly displayed on the other thread, he has academic credentials but he is still irredeemably stupid.

Carry on w/ him at your own risk, or perhaps pleasure.

22044 on October 30, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Remember that time you claimed to know more about Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and then demonstrated that the only thing you knew about King was the I Have a Dream speech. Oh, good times, good times. I remember it like it was 35 minutes ago.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Would you prefer vVictorian Eenglish? Very Wwell then. You have not the slightest hint of wit or linguistic guile subtlety. You post like a bludgeoning battering ram, ripping grammar and syntax into an unrecognizable rabble shreds that only an American could understand. A poster, such as myself, who freely switches from academic, to slang, from high culture to low culture from Downton Abbey to Detroit and everywhere inbetween (repetitive, boring); I find myself not the least concerned with your ajudication (legal term, not appropriate context) opinion of my mental facilities. faculties. On the contrary, you’re most obvious inability to recognize code switching when you see it, belies a brain so feebly developed it is a miracle you have not been committed to Bedlam Hospital the nursery. Well, I suppose there is still time for you to get the cognitive treatment you so direly need. Till then, I shall pray for you and hope you may be delivered from your otherwise sorry state of mental affairs.

That better dawg?

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:38 PM

There, that’s better now.

Mitsouko on October 30, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Anti-Control on October 30, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Nope. Sorry. The man has no reflection.

KCB on October 30, 2012 at 11:55 PM

There has to be many Patriots in the government agencies or military that know the truth about Benghazi who are willing to leak the smoking gun document. If it appears the election is going to be very tight, someone is going to leak.

d1carter on October 30, 2012 at 11:55 PM

For those of you who are frustrated that the storm has taken Benghazi off of Odumbo’s plate, I’m afraid that they succeeded at their aim, which was to delay anything coming from it until after the election.

I don’t think it will go away, but I think Odumbo skates, either way.

Glenn Jericho on October 30, 2012 at 11:21 PM

That’s brilliant!

RedCrow on October 30, 2012 at 11:55 PM

looks shopped

blatantblue on October 30, 2012 at 11:50 PM

It’s a fake.

JPeterman on October 30, 2012 at 11:55 PM

That photo is a fake. Toure is once again the laughing stock of Twitter for thinking it was real. I was attempting to compare his stupidity with that of gumby’s. I guess my attempt failed.

Flora Duh on October 30, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Addendum on the fight against the Obama Enemy media: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on October 30, 2012 at 11:32 PM

First time you posted this it was interesting. Second through third OK. 45th time, give it a rest. We get your point.

arnold ziffel on October 30, 2012 at 11:57 PM

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Wrong stupid.
I just chose not to reveal my cards and I will not do so now.
I am not allowed to have a discussion with idiots.
But you posted your racist stupidity for everyone to see and inadvertently revealed your scorn for Dr. King.

22044 on October 30, 2012 at 11:58 PM

portlandon on October 30, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Heh. I like the last one.

dukecitygirl on October 30, 2012 at 11:58 PM

OOps,and boyo,they even mixed in Mittens on this!!

Police: Oscar winner Gene Hackman admits to slapping a homeless man – @ENews

14 mins ago from todayentertainment.today.com by editor
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Gene Hackman admits to slapping homeless man, police say

Oscar winner Gene Hackman admitted to slapping a homeless man across the face Tuesday afternoon, saying the guy approached him and his wife, Betsy, in a menacing manner and called Betsy a derogatory name, Santa Fe, N.M., police confirm to E! News.

Sgt. Andrea Dobyns told E! that the man on the receiving end of the slap called authorities at around 1:30 p.m. to report that he had been beaten up by Hackman.

Mitt Romney’s choice to play him in a movie? Gene Hackman!
(More…)
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http://todayentertainment.today.com/_news/2012/10/30/14815870-gene-hackman-admits-to-slapping-homeless-man-police-say?lite

canopfor on October 30, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Wow LFOD, lotsa big words to back yourself up? The fact that you’re here after normal working hours says much about the Bama internals. Must suck! LOL.

ManWithNoParty on October 30, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Flora Duh on October 30, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Try libdie. The thin skin, ego centrism, and racism are a better fit.

thatsafactjack on October 30, 2012 at 11:58 PM

g’nite ya’ll

Remember the Alamo and Benghazi

ted c on October 30, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Do you honestly think you even get a taste of my full command of the English language. I don’t proof read or revise my posts and I still dance rhetorical circles around most everyone here, regardless of the vernacular form I may adopt. Ain’t scurred the likes of you.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Wow… Arrogance and delusion of that magnitude are rarely a combination that produce anything productive. Oh… Wait, you’re a professor who makes his living by accusing everyone else of being bigoted racists. The only way you are dancing rhetorical circles around most of the people here… Is in your imagination.

SWalker on October 30, 2012 at 11:59 PM

blatantblue on October 30, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Hey Babycakes! How’d you survive the storm?

Laura in Maryland on October 30, 2012 at 11:59 PM

There, that’s better now.

Mitsouko on October 30, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Besides the typing errors, you actually made changes that belied the Victorian style. “Subtlety” was, of course, used often back in the day, buy guile really makes the passage feel antiquated. And your insistance on “from,” “to” agreement” makes it feel more like a letter than a line of speech. Fail.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Je t’aime moi non plus (“I love you… me neither”)

J_Crater on October 31, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Look out folks. We got ourselves a badass here.

wargamer6 on October 30, 2012 at 11:41 PM

I think this you forgot to add this pic: http://i0.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/007/508/watch-out-we-got-a-badass-over-here-meme.png

Anti-Control on October 31, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Do you honestly think you even get a taste of my full command of the English language. I don’t proof read or revise my posts and I still dance rhetorical circles around most everyone here, regardless of the vernacular form I may adopt. Ain’t scurred the likes of you.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:52 PM

I’m pretty sure we’ve seen everything you’ve got to offer.

Mitsouko on October 31, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Wow LFOD, lotsa big words to back yourself up? The fact that you’re here after normal working hours says much about the Bama internals. Must suck! LOL.

ManWithNoParty on October 30, 2012 at 11:58 PM

The conservative equivalent of an elegant turn of phrase. El Oh El indeed.

libfreeordie on October 31, 2012 at 12:01 AM

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