Quotes of the day

posted at 10:48 pm on November 1, 2012 by Allahpundit

It is highly unlikely that the president can win this election if he is losing Independents by double digits. And there aren’t any indicators suggesting that Democrat turnout will be large enough to compensate for that.

Which leads to the third point: voter enthusiasm and energy is with the GOP. A recent Pew poll had Republicans with a 14-point lead over Democrats in terms of vote likelihood.

Put these three elements together — Obama’s current vote share, Romney’s lead among Independent voters and overall GOP enthusiasm — and it strongly suggests that Romney will win the popular vote.

***

Republicans have never been more confident that President Obama will lose re-election, according to the latest National Journal Insiders Poll, but Democratic conviction their party’s leader will earn a second term still hasn’t wavered.

On average, GOP insiders polled by National Journal gave Obama slightly less than even odds he’ll occupy the White House another four years. The 4.6 average score – based on a 1 (no chance at re-election) to 10 (virtual certainty) scale — was a precipitous drop since the last Insiders Poll, a late September survey in which Republicans pegged the score at 5.8. That poll was taken before the first presidential debate in early October, after which Mitt Romney’s support surged. In April, Republican Insiders rated Obama at exactly even odds…

“This is the first time that I really feel the momentum swinging to Romney,” said one Republican. “It has been a slow progression for the Republican since early September, but it is steady and no matter what Obama throws at him, it doesn’t hurt.”

Said another Republican, “The trend is definitely in favor of Romney — with independents leading the way.”

***

Republicans look and sound notably more energized and exuberant than their Democratic counterparts as they swagger with self-assurance toward the electoral finish line. They point out the recent expansion of the swing states map, with one-time Democratic strongholds like Michigan, Pennsylvania and Minnesota suddenly rated as toss-ups, and receiving money and attention from both parties. The GOP also notes that the Quinnipiac Poll giving Obama a big lead in Ohio showed Romney with a similarly comfortable advantage (five points) among Ohio independents—and in a state so closely divided between Republicans and Democrats the candidate who carries independents will almost certainly prevail. Moreover, new unemployment numbers due for release on Friday won’t help the president much if they show another slight decline, but can hurt him badly if they push up once again above 8 percent (as many economists expect)—putting a serious, last-minute dent in the administration argument about steady, relentless improvement.

Meanwhile, the sharply contrasting tone of the two campaigns as they make their closing pitches to the American people hardly suggests greater confidence on the part of the Democrats. Though Romney talks of “big change” and grand plans for the future, the Obama machine continues to emphasize the harshest possible personal attacks on the character of the GOP nominee. Most recently, Democrats have even pushed the absurd idea that Mitt wants to abolish FEMA and to leave disaster-stricken citizens to their own devices. While the Republicans released the single most optimistic and inspiring ad of the whole campaign (a little masterpiece of mood and editing called “Momentum”) the Democrats continue with the surly, hostile, aggrieved attitude that served the president so poorly in the third (and final) debate.

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If Romney wins, or at least if he peels off a significant number of those who voted for Obama last time, it will be precisely because lots of people “never really voted” for Obama in 2008. As should be painfully obvious, an awful lot of people pulled the level for Obama in 2008 because they were tired of Republicans; because they were bored by the wars; because they didn’t like McCain or Palin, or both; because Obama seemed optimistic and reasonable; because the financial crisis hit in September; because they didn’t listen to a word the Democratic candidate said but were nonetheless convinced by the vapid “hope and change” stuff and the (always empty) promise to rise above “politics”; and, yes, because he was black. (Why this is so controversial is beyond me: I know people who are very proud of themselves for having been, as they put it, “part of history,” who admit that Obama’s race was a considerable factor in their vote, but who recoil when you feed back to them what they just said in plain English.)

One of Obama’s biggest mistakes — perhaps his biggest mistake — was to conclude that he had a mandate for his brand of progressive change. He did not. The Obama campaign was always, in fact was deliberately, divorced from his politics. A smarter, less egotistical man would have realized as much. Obama did not.

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But let’s say Gov. Mitt Romney ekes out wins in virtually every battleground state. What will Democrats say to make themselves feel better about themselves the next day?

1. The economy just sucked. It was too badly broken for Obama to fix it, or his solutions (targeting banks early on but not forcing them to help ordinary people more) were not sufficient. In retrospect, how could a president possibly win re-election with unemployment this high and with a stream of forecasts about anemic growth over the next year?…

3. Obama fatigue. As much as they liked him personally, they look back at his presidency and feel a struggle. It’s hard to look back at the last four years and smile; his presidency, through maybe no fault of his own, really, was necessary to get the country back on track, but he had to do a lot of things that were very unpopular, and because he governed from principle, and not politics, he paid a price for it…

8. The idea that Obama could have and should have done better, even given all the circumstances he had. His failed to live up to his promises to change Washington. He was not the Obama people voted for in 2008; he couldn’t possibly be that person.

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He thought he had “a gift,” as he is said to have told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He thought he had a special ability to sway the American people, or so he suggested to House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

But whenever he went over the the heads of the media and Congress and went to the people, in prime-time addresses, it didn’t really work. He did not have a magical ability to sway. And—oddly—he didn’t seem to notice.

It is one thing to think you’re Lebron. Its another thing to keep missing the basket and losing games and still think you’re Lebron.

And that really was the problem: He had the confidence without the full capability. And he gathered around him friends and associates who adored him, who were themselves talented but maybe not quite big enough for the game they were in. They understood the Democratic Party, its facts and assumptions. But they weren’t America-sized. They didn’t get the country so well.

***

DAVID AXELROD: “I have put my mustache on the line and I am very confident that I will still have this mustache on November 8.”

***

Perhaps Mr. Romney’s most appealing trait is his optimism: We have problems, a whole lot of them, but they are solvable. Americans have always believed that. Yet the sentiment seems unusual given the current President who won with large Democratic majorities but has spent four years blaming his predecessors for every ill as if they are intractable.

Mr. Romney has treated voters like adults and offered them a true choice about the future. He is promising change, and for once that abused term doesn’t mean for the worse.

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Bishop!

stvnscott on November 1, 2012 at 10:48 PM

The Only Choice..

Electrongod on November 1, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Bishop.

Lanceman on November 1, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Bishop!

Tenwheeler on November 1, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Bishop is second choice..

Electrongod on November 1, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Well, now, that’s a heck of a note, now Gentlemen….

Tenwheeler on November 1, 2012 at 10:49 PM

We have won it..

Can we keep it?

Electrongod on November 1, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Allah, are you ever going to grow a pair and ban gumby?

wargamer6 on November 1, 2012 at 10:50 PM

But whenever he went over the the heads of the media and Congress and went to the people, in prime-time addresses, it didn’t really work. He did not have a magical ability to sway. And—oddly—he didn’t seem to notice.

It is one thing to think you’re Ronaldus Maximus.

Tenwheeler on November 1, 2012 at 10:51 PM

and, yes, because he was black. (Why this is so controversial is beyond me: I know people who are very proud of themselves for having been, as they put it, “part of history,” who admit that Obama’s race was a considerable factor in their vote, but who recoil when you feed back to them what they just said in plain English.)

At what price to the country, dumbasses?

Lanceman on November 1, 2012 at 10:51 PM

The Las Vegas Review Journal guts Dear Leader:

This administration is an embarrassment on foreign policy and incompetent at best on the economy – though a more careful analysis shows what can only be a perverse and willful attempt to destroy our prosperity. Back in January 2008, Barack Obama told the editorial board of the San Francisco Chronicle that under his cap-and-trade plan, “If somebody wants to build a coal-fired power plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them.” He added, “Under my plan … electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” It was also in 2008 that Mr. Obama’s future Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, famously said it would be necessary to “figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe” – $9 a gallon.

Yet the president now claims he’s in favor of oil development and pipelines, taking credit for increased oil production on private lands where he’s powerless to block it, after he halted the Keystone XL Pipeline and oversaw a 50 percent reduction in oil leases on public lands.

These behaviors go far beyond “spin.” They amount to a pack of lies. To return to office a narcissistic amateur who seeks to ride this nation’s economy and international esteem to oblivion, like Slim Pickens riding the nuclear bomb to its target at the end of the movie “Dr. Strangelove,” would be disastrous.

Candidate Obama said if he couldn’t fix the economy in four years, his would be a one-term presidency.

Mitt Romney is moral, capable and responsible man. Just this once, it’s time to hold Barack Obama to his word. Maybe we can all do something about that, come Tuesday.

H/T: AoS

CPT. Charles on November 1, 2012 at 10:52 PM

The new talking point…we have several paths to 270. Romney doesn’t. Translation…Dems are losing.

KCB on November 1, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Mittbotts unite. Operation Remove Commie Dog Eater is upon us. Death to all who oppose us.

msupertas on November 1, 2012 at 10:54 PM

If I never hear about Obama’s “likeability” again, it’ll be too soon. It’s a theme pushed by the left that has utterly no merit in my opinion.

BettyRuth on November 1, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Woot!

txmomof6 on November 1, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Who is Bishop? Is that a Chess term or something?

KCB on November 1, 2012 at 10:54 PM

I am confident that Obama will be defeated. I was also confident that SCOTUS would overturn Obamacare in its entirety. Just goes to show, the vampire ain’t dead until it’s nailed to the earth.

Finbar on November 1, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Translation…Dems are losing.

KCB on November 1, 2012 at 10:53 PM

I’ll believe it when I see it.

America’s et up with stupid.

This POS should be 20 points down.

But he ain’t.

Lanceman on November 1, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Is it too early for Obama obits?? Sure hope not, but maybe it’s a good sign that they’re already making excuses encouraging.

Feel better today than yesterday.

bluealice on November 1, 2012 at 10:56 PM

This POS should be 20 points down.

Can’t come up with an intelligent argument for this.

KCB on November 1, 2012 at 10:56 PM

He thought he had “a gift,” as he is said to have told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He thought he had a special ability to sway the American people, or so he suggested to House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

But whenever he went over the the heads of the media and Congress and went to the people, in prime-time addresses, it didn’t really work. He did not have a magical ability to sway. And—oddly—he didn’t seem to notice.

It is one thing to think you’re Lebron. Its another thing to keep missing the basket and losing games and still think you’re Lebron.

Obama never had a gift. Not unless you count his adoring fans in the media. I suppose they’ve been the gift that kept on giving for 6 years. His oratory skills were always overrated. Sure it’s easy to win over adoring crowds when you can make empty promises based on a non-existent record because the opposition has been trashed for 8 years by the same corrupt media that’s propping you up with a false narrative of hopenchange. But when it comes time to deliver, you better do more than just give speeches. Even the groupies who were swooning in 2008 are gonna expect something other than words(Peggy Joseph, anyone?).

Doughboy on November 1, 2012 at 10:56 PM

But let’s say Gov. Mitt Romney ekes out wins in virtually every battleground state. What will Democrats say to make themselves feel better about themselves the next day?

1. The economy just sucked. It was too badly broken for Obama to fix it, or his solutions (targeting banks early on but not forcing them to help ordinary people more) were not sufficient. In retrospect, how could a president possibly win re-election with unemployment this high and with a stream of forecasts about anemic growth over the next year?…

3. Obama fatigue. As much as they liked him personally, they look back at his presidency and feel a struggle. It’s hard to look back at the last four years and smile; his presidency, through maybe no fault of his own, really, was necessary to get the country back on track, but he had to do a lot of things that were very unpopular, and because he governed from principle, and not politics, he paid a price for it…

8. The idea that Obama could have and should have done better, even given all the circumstances he had. His failed to live up to his promises to change Washington. He was not the Obama people voted for in 2008; he couldn’t possibly be that person.

Or how about the fact that he was a clueless, community-organizing numb nut who was and is in completely over his head.

predator on November 1, 2012 at 10:58 PM

3

I was hoping for a real debate about socialism in this cycle.

Despite everything, I thought the media was still honest enough to be all over the death of four Americans and was waiting for the drumbeat to start.

I have been calling for a well deserved Mitt landslide but would accept any result in a fair contest.

I shall get one of the three reasonable wishes if this country has any of the Founder’s qualities left.

IlikedAUH2O on November 1, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Those are a lot of sad sad stories about Obama. Don’t get cocky.

Cindy Munford on November 1, 2012 at 10:58 PM

I received two strange calls tonight. One a poll from the DCCC asking about Obama and Romney and Duckworth and Walsh (I’m not even in the 8th district but I answered anyway, lol) and the other from OFA saying that if I went to Wisconsin for Obama for one day, they’d give me a ticket to the Obama election night party in Chicago.

Weird.

Fallon on November 1, 2012 at 10:58 PM

“Perhaps Romney’s most appealing trait is his optimism” Nice way to leave a good taste in their mouths. A little taste of positive. Meanwhile, Does the Republican Response to Benghazi, Smell funny to anyone else? I mean, The greatest scandal in American History! A President Who should be Indicted for Treason and the Repubs Silence Screams Involvement. Look, I know they’re not Dems, but this is just way off! Something just doesn’t smell right. A letter by a few Repubs? Really? See, when I add that to the Histerical response they had for Gomert & Bachman, when they asked about background checks for a known muslim activist with family ties to the muslim brotherhood, it just makes no sense for them to be this subdued about actual, easily provable, Treason in arming Al-Qaeda.
Somebody tell me how I’m wrong. Sorry for the OT, but it’s been bothering me for weeks & it just doesn’t make any other sense.

http://www.paratisiusa.blogspot.com

God Bless America!

paratisi on November 1, 2012 at 10:58 PM

This POS should be 20 points down.

But he ain’t.

Lanceman on November 1, 2012 at 10:55 PM

You can thank public education for a lot of that. Or should I call it public propagandizing?

predator on November 1, 2012 at 10:59 PM

paratisi on November 1, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Stop using Hot Air for link bait.

wargamer6 on November 1, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Evening HA Nation.

Won’t stay long but wanted to comment that I really enjoyed reading the last thread, about grocery shopping & emergency preparedness.

God Bless those still without power…and down with AGW!

22044 on November 1, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Doughboy on November 1, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Gotta disagree. He has no resume, but he is President?? He is in the running for 4 more? He has a gift. Seems idiots are most likely to be impressed. Also seems we have idiots everywhere. (not us, except the troll things)

KCB on November 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM

When will Obama rescue the 20,000 Americans stranded, cold, and hungry in Hoboken?

faraway on November 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Doughboy on November 1, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Please get involved in writing history books.

Complete analysis in 25 words or less.

IlikedAUH2O on November 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM

You can thank public education for a lot of that.

predator on November 1, 2012 at 10:59 PM

As I’ve always said.

Lanceman on November 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM

So the question is, will Tuesday’s outcome mark the beginning of the end or the end of the beginner?

fogw on November 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Gotta disagree. He has no resume, but he is President?? He is in the running for 4 more? He has a gift. Seems idiots are most likely to be impressed. Also seems we have idiots everywhere. (not us, except the troll things)

KCB on November 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Idiocracy is here!

22044 on November 1, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Eeyore Alert!

Mrs. Strozek, who voted for O in 2008, and has never, ever voted GOP, informed me she is voting for Mittens.

She thinks O is in over his head, was the right guy in 2008, but now we need some else to move the economy.

I am trying to maintain Eeyoreness, but damn – I am doing a Snoopy happy dance inside!

Mittmentum might be real after all…

Bruno Strozek on November 1, 2012 at 11:01 PM

HALO 4 is released on November 6. Be sure to tell all of your liberal friends.

Glenn Jericho on November 1, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Cindy Munford, it’s here.

I just watched it. Very powerful. And it also made me glad I have nothing to do with FB. And I never will.

predator on November 1, 2012 at 10:52 PM

This is from the other thread. You were asking about the Beck thing.

predator on November 1, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Bruno Strozek on November 1, 2012 at 11:01 PM

I smile with you Bruno! Add one to the good guy column!

KCB on November 1, 2012 at 11:03 PM

As I’ve always said.

Lanceman on November 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Been saying the same thing–for years now. If we don’t get the schools back, this country is screwed.

predator on November 1, 2012 at 11:04 PM

So the question is, will Tuesday’s outcome mark the beginning of the end or the end of the beginner?

fogw on November 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM

All this anecdotal evidence of near zero enthusiasm for zero.

No signs. No stickers. Even in liberalvilles throughout the country.

If this race ain’t called early for Romney, America is finished regardless of who wins.

Lanceman on November 1, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Bishop!
stvnscott on November 1, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Bishop.
Lanceman on November 1, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Bishop!
Tenwheeler on November 1, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Bishop is second choice..
Electrongod on November 1, 2012 at 10:49 PM

You can all run but you’ll only die tired.

Bishop on November 1, 2012 at 11:04 PM

faraway on November 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM

What do you want, anyway?

President Obama stopped by and made the ocean recede.

Ask the governor of New Jersey.

IlikedAUH2O on November 1, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Romney is winning in early voting and independents…

The math is starting to overcome Obama…

MGardner on November 1, 2012 at 11:04 PM

When will Obama rescue the 20,000 Americans stranded, cold, and hungry in Hoboken?

faraway on November 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM

NJ isn’t a swing state.

dukecitygirl on November 1, 2012 at 11:04 PM

fogw on November 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Like what you did.

KCB on November 1, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Put these three elements together — Obama’s current vote share, Romney’s lead among Independent voters and overall GOP enthusiasm — and it strongly suggests that Romney will win the popular vote.

This is from the Huffington Post? The Huffington Post?

JPeterman on November 1, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Bishop on November 1, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Made me laugh! Thanks. :)

thatsafactjack on November 1, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Gotta disagree. He has no resume, but he is President?? He is in the running for 4 more? He has a gift. Seems idiots are most likely to be impressed. Also seems we have idiots everywhere. (not us, except the troll things)

KCB on November 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Well if you consider it a gift that he’s able to charm a bunch of idiots into voting him into office, then I suppose Obama was right in what he told Harry Reid. I’m more inclined to think of someone like that as a con man(or “typical politician” if you prefer that euphemism).

Doughboy on November 1, 2012 at 11:06 PM

“Hail Obama!”

http://weeklystandard.com/blogs/claim-hail-obama-chants-first-lady-rally_660016.html

UnderstandingisPower on November 1, 2012 at 11:06 PM

The GOPe will betray you!..:)

Dire Straits on November 1, 2012 at 11:06 PM

The GOPe will betray you!..:)

Dire Straits on November 1, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Too late.

Lanceman on November 1, 2012 at 11:07 PM

The math is starting to overcome Obama…

MGardner on November 1, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Trillion, ten trillion, something like that… I’m not very good at math. (paraphrase)

UnderstandingisPower on November 1, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Somebody needs to tell Guy Bensen that, barring an emergency, QOTD is the last thing to go up.

And Iwwa slipping away from 0bama ain’t an emergency.

cozmo on November 1, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Dire Straits on November 1, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Good evening, Dire! Nice to see you. :)

thatsafactjack on November 1, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Ok, I’ll put up first.

KCB on November 1, 2012 at 11:08 PM

JPeterman on November 1, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Wow!!..Could it be a Jedi mind trick??!??..:)

Dire Straits on November 1, 2012 at 11:08 PM

This POS should be 20 points down.

But he ain’t.

Lanceman on November 1, 2012 at 10:55 PM


Hmmmmmmmmm

(y+20)+y = 100

2y + 20 = 100

2y = 100 – 20

2y = 80

y = 40*

Romney = 60% & SOAMF = 40%

Not going to happen until you have to have as much proof you are old enough to smoke in order to vote …

… and throw a LOT of political hacks into prison.

* – I showed the math for the trolls, mobys and loons for whom “Math is hard!”

PolAgnostic on November 1, 2012 at 11:08 PM

You can all run but you’ll only die tired.

Bishop on November 1, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Thanks Obama :)

Electrongod on November 1, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Look on the bright side, if Barky manages to win on Tuesday then you get to have a front row seat to history repeating.

How exactly did the Romans feel when the Visigoths finally crashed the city gates? Well, brother, sit back, relax, and find out.

Bishop on November 1, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Hmmmmmmmmm

(y+20)+y = 100

2y + 20 = 100

2y = 100 – 20

2y = 80

y = 40*

Romney = 60% & SOAMF = 40%

Not going to happen until you have to have as much proof you are old enough to smoke in order to vote …

… and throw a LOT of political hacks into prison.

* – I showed the math for the trolls, mobys and loons for whom “Math is hard!”

PolAgnostic on November 1, 2012 at 11:08 PM

ROTFL!
Math…is a wonderful thing!

22044 on November 1, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Partisi, again, please stop pimping your lame blog.

Anyhoo, the momentum seems to be clear. Why are we all so worried at this point in the cycle?

ManWithNoParty on November 1, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Evening Dire.

The GOPe…will say nice things about Obama. :)

22044 on November 1, 2012 at 11:12 PM

sit back, relax, and find out.

Bishop on November 1, 2012 at 11:10 PM

4 years of Palin threads!

faraway on November 1, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Hi Scrumpy.

SparkPlug on November 1, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Every line of Noonan’s article c/b ridiculed.

She still wets her Depends just thinking of Obama.

Suffocate you slut.

Schadenfreude on November 1, 2012 at 11:13 PM

if Barky manages to win on Tuesday then you get to have a front row seat to history repeating.

How exactly did the Romans feel when the Visigoths finally crashed the city gates? Well, brother, sit back, relax, and find out.

Bishop on November 1, 2012 at 11:10 PM

1. From bondage to spiritual faith;
2. From spiritual faith to great courage;
3. From courage to liberty;
4. From liberty to abundance;
5. From abundance to complacency;
6. From complacency to apathy;
7. From apathy to dependence;
8. From dependence back into bondage ”

- Alexander Tyler

Lanceman on November 1, 2012 at 11:13 PM

4 years of Palin threads!

faraway on November 1, 2012 at 11:12 PM

1,000 comments on every one!

22044 on November 1, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Why are we all so worried at this point in the cycle?

ManWithNoParty on November 1, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Worried? Only hand wringing Eeyores and 0bama plants are worried here.

cozmo on November 1, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Those quotes of the day are almost sound like a watershed moment of realization. The O-bots better start getting ready for a loss. Grief Counselors will be in short supply real quick.

I am being completely serious. The O-bots veins are filled with Kool-Aide.

portlandon on November 1, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Who is Scrumpy?

KCB on November 1, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Suffocate you slut.

Schadenfreude on November 1, 2012 at 11:13 PM

At least you ain’t screaming that her family deserves to be destroyed.

cozmo on November 1, 2012 at 11:14 PM

The greatest problem facing Obama, however, is not just his mediocre record of governance, but the growing public perception that he is as uncool in 2012 as he was cool in 2008. Voters no longer feel they’re square for voting against Obama. Instead, it’s becoming the “in” thing to shrug that enough is enough.

A common theme of classic American tales such as The Rainmaker, Elmer Gantry, The Music Man, and The Wizard of Oz is popular anger unleashed at Pied Piper–like messiahs who once hypnotized the masses with promises of grandeur.

The bamboozled people rarely fault their own gullibility for their swooning over hope-and-change banalities, but rather, once sober, turn with fury on the itinerant messiahs who made them look so foolish. In other words, it is not just the economy, foreign policy, poor debating skills, or a so-so campaign that now plagues Obama, but the growing public perception that voters were had in 2008 and that it now is okay — even cool — to no longer believe in him.

Send this to all who might still find Obama cool, if ever they did, the fools.

Schadenfreude on November 1, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Evening Dire.

The GOPe…will say nice things about Obama. :)

22044 on November 1, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Haha, Good one.

SparkPlug on November 1, 2012 at 11:15 PM

predator on November 1, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Thanks, very interesting. Good for him.

Cindy Munford on November 1, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Who is Bishop? Is that a Chess term or something?

KCB on November 1, 2012 at 10:54 PM

This guy.

SailorMark on November 1, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Schadenfreude on November 1, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Victor Davis Hanson is marvelous.

thatsafactjack on November 1, 2012 at 11:16 PM

thatsafactjack on November 1, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Good evening!!.:)

Dire Straits on November 1, 2012 at 11:16 PM

4 years of Palin threads!

faraway on November 1, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Ahhhhhh. The Palin wars of 2008-2012. I have this wicked scar on my shoulder from when we tag teamed The Wall and got him banned that first time.

Those were the days

portlandon on November 1, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Send this to all who might still find Obama cool, if ever they did, the fools.

Schadenfreude on November 1, 2012 at 11:14 PM

That’s the problem. You cannot convince these dipshits of anything.

All the media and the ‘rats have to say is Bush did it.

10 years of lying. It has become truth to a horrifyingly large percentage.

Lanceman on November 1, 2012 at 11:16 PM

4 years of Palin threads!

faraway on November 1, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Government controlled internet service.

JPeterman on November 1, 2012 at 11:16 PM

You can all run but you’ll only die tired.

Bishop on November 1, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Sigh.

Tenwheeler on November 1, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Thanks, very interesting. Good for him.

Cindy Munford on November 1, 2012 at 11:15 PM

You are most welcome. Wanted to make sure you got to see it.

*puppehz?*

predator on November 1, 2012 at 11:17 PM

22044 on November 1, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Only GOPer’s from New Jersey..:)

PS..Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on November 1, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Romney is winning in early voting and independents…

The math is starting to overcome Obama…

MGardner on November 1, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Obama is winning early voting by huge margins (though smaller than 08) in key states like Ohio, Nevada and Iowa.

gumbyandpokey on November 1, 2012 at 11:18 PM

At least you ain’t screaming that her family deserves to be destroyed.

cozmo on November 1, 2012 at 11:14 PM

You should really get over yourself. Your family will always be safe, if I’m your worry. I stated often on HA that I wish the demise of all and their families if they wish for the demise of the USA. I don’t recall what you were ranting about that day, and I don’t care…likely something against those of us who don’t like Romney.

1. I still don’t like him but I despise Obama. It’s not a secret. Once Romney wins I’ll fight to keep him from the squishy middle. It will benefit you, me and all the families.

2. If you persist with your idiocy, go ahead.

3. I am on the same side of the barricade that you are on.

You can continue to rant about it and I’ll continue to consider you clinical. Or you can fight for what most of us here fight for.

Your lamentations are risible, in the least. No one takes them seriously.

Schadenfreude on November 1, 2012 at 11:18 PM

H/T: AoS

CPT. Charles on November 1, 2012 at 10:52 PM

That editorial is just all kinds of awesome.

gophergirl on November 1, 2012 at 11:19 PM

You can all run but you’ll only die tired.

Bishop on November 1, 2012 at 11:04 PM

…I’m tired of warning them!

KOOLAID2 on November 1, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Gumby Greg’s theme song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgSPaXgAdzE

wargamer6 on November 1, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Better buy a glue-on stache, Axe. Your lip sweater is going down.

John the Libertarian on November 1, 2012 at 11:19 PM

gumbyandpokey on November 1, 2012 at 11:18 PM

And right on time, a dog fart.

Tenwheeler on November 1, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Victor Davis Hanson is marvelous.

thatsafactjack on November 1, 2012 at 11:16 PM

I like his work myself..Very Good writer!..:)

Dire Straits on November 1, 2012 at 11:20 PM

you all think you are gonna win ay?

DBear on November 1, 2012 at 11:20 PM

I still can’t support Romney, who still has yet to comment about whether or not he thinks that the official story of 9/11 answers all of the questions put forth in well researched documentaries such as Loose change 1 and 2.

He’s hiding something. Me and Harry Reid aren’t the only ones that know it either…

akaniku on November 1, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Obama is winning early voting by huge margins (though smaller than 08) in key states like Ohio, Nevada and Iowa.

gumbyandpokey on November 1, 2012 at 11:18 PM

No he’s not Greg.

portlandon on November 1, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Bruno Strozek on November 1, 2012 at 11:01 PM

WOO HOO!

gophergirl on November 1, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Portlando is right.

The o bot tantrum will spike into the stratosphere a disrupt the ozone layer.

SparkPlug on November 1, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Me and Harry Reid aren’t the only ones that know it either…

akaniku on November 1, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Hairy Reed and I.

Lanceman on November 1, 2012 at 11:21 PM

I heard they shouted ‘Fail Obama’ at an Obama rally today. Is that right?

faraway on November 1, 2012 at 11:21 PM

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