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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.”

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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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Hey Robby boy, buck up:

(Reuters) – The U.S. unemployment rate probably rose in October as employers stepped up hiring only slightly, underscoring President Barack Obama’s vulnerability in next week’s presidential election.

Employers likely added 125,000 jobs to their payrolls last month, according to a Reuters survey of economists. That would be up from 114,000 in September, but would fall short of what is needed to quickly cut the jobless rate.

Jobless rate seen rising, offering Obama no relief

Indeed, economists expect the unemployment rate — a key focus in the neck-and-neck race for the White House — to tick up by a tenth of a percentage point to 7.9 percent, reversing part of a surprise drop seen in September.

The Labor Department’s closely watched report, which will be released at 8:30 a.m. (1230 GMT) on Friday, will be the last major report card on the economy before Tuesday’s presidential election, which pits President Obama against Republican Mitt Romney.

If economists are right, it will show the eighth straight month of lackluster job growth, a worrisome trend that would likely reinforce the Federal Reserve’s resolve to keep easy money policies in place until the economy shows more vigor.

cynccook on November 2, 2012 at 12:42 AM

predator on November 2, 2012 at 12:33 AM

That’s fascinating. I took Russian culture and literature classes at the university and some of the old literature, short stories mostly, is remarkable. Pre revolution, of course. It was a different nation with a vastly different culture then. :)

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 12:42 AM

So Rubio said Obama was only going to get 40% of the Florida vote? WOW I want Mitt to win but I am not delusional.

Robb on November 2, 2012 at 12:40 AM

You’re a fraud.

John the Libertarian on November 2, 2012 at 12:42 AM

As a warning Gallup just predicted the unemployment numbers will be 7.4% tomorrow…

sandee on November 2, 2012 at 12:41 AM

oops read it wrong 7%

sandee on November 2, 2012 at 12:42 AM

I bet he was trying to go for the Tuskeegee Airmen look.

Those guys were real heroes. Obama is just a wannabe.

portlandon on November 2, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Those were real men. He’s an eunuch.

What a shame that he’s the CiC.

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 12:42 AM

After seeing “sexy flanders” as a Halloween costume, I feel like there is only the matter of the election left to make my life complete….

Drunk Report on November 2, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Robb on November 2, 2012 at 12:21 AM

You need to stick your wet noddle in the freezer.

VorDaj on November 2, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Robb on November 2, 2012 at 12:21 AM

I hear excerpts from Romney’s speech today and he sounded full of energy.

Mitsouko on November 2, 2012 at 12:43 AM

IP Info:

Registered Name: Cutter,Stephanie
Location: Chicago Illinois

That explains alot.

portlandon on November 2, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Exactly what I expected. I knew GummedMeAndPoked was a liar. And a pre-op transvestite employed by the Obama campaign.

jaime on November 2, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Love the last minute, last gasp, desperation posts GP. Keep them coming….Tuesday night will be all the sweeter….though you will have vanished immediately following the Romney call….LOL.

ManWithNoParty on November 2, 2012 at 12:43 AM

You just farted in the elevator.

John the Libertarian on November 2, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Ok if they are below 7.8 you leave this site tomm for good. If 7.8 or above I leave.

Robb on November 2, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Robb on November 2, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Guy, this isn’t 2008. The environment is much different. If we have to explain that to you, then you’re too stupid to have a discussion with.

wargamer6 on November 2, 2012 at 12:43 AM

I can also assure you I am putting the toilet seat down without prompting from now through Election Day.

Bruno Strozek on November 2, 2012 at 12:36 AM

rofl..That is a good one!..:)

Dire Straits on November 2, 2012 at 12:43 AM

BTW, the patch on the jacket not only has his name, but Commander-In-Chief…talk about false advertising.

BlaxPac on November 2, 2012 at 12:39 AM

I suppose they couldn’t find a man’s that was small enough for our manorexic prez. :(

cynccook on November 2, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Robb on November 2, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Ooo we got a badass here.

wargamer6 on November 2, 2012 at 12:44 AM

I bet he was trying to go for the Tuskeegee Airmen look.

Those guys were real heroes. Obama is just a wannabe.

portlandon on November 2, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Obama can’t even fly a remote plane.

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Robb on November 2, 2012 at 12:21 AM

I hear excerpts from Romney’s speech today and he sounded full of energy.

Mitsouko on November 2, 2012 at 12:43 AM

It wasn’t in the form of microwaves though, so Robb couldn’t feel it.

VorDaj on November 2, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Tuskeegee Airmen in their jackets

Obama in his jacket

Collars are pointy on the real airmens jackets.

Obama’s collars are rounded, like a woman’s leather jacket.

It’s probably Valerie Jarrett’s bomber jacket that she wears in the Situation Room.

portlandon on November 2, 2012 at 12:44 AM

remote control plane

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 12:44 AM

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 12:36 AM

You know, I wonder if anyone has ever asked you: You keep chirping about how Obama is going to win…as a dyed in the wool liberal you sound like, can you explain to us mere mortals on why YOU think he deserves a 2nd term?

I mean, we’ll never get a 100% straight answer out of him (and i expect that from most politicians, but nevertheless) why should this hot mess get a 2nd chance at 1600?

BlaxPac on November 2, 2012 at 12:44 AM

I was about to comment that I don’t recognize the name Robb, and that’s always a red flag this close to an election.

INC on November 2, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Think of them as terrorist sleeper cells. A bunch of them have appeared just before the election. Everything they say and do should be completely discounted, until they have proven themselves over a year or two, minimum.

Christien on November 2, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 12:44 AM

He can’t even fly in Flight Simulator games.

wargamer6 on November 2, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Obama can’t even fly a remote plane.

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Maybe after the election someone who can fly will fly him to a remote location … … like Mars.

VorDaj on November 2, 2012 at 12:45 AM

I’m no bomber jacket expert but the fit on the shoulder stuck out to me.

gophergirl on November 2, 2012 at 12:42 AM

A girl bomber pilot wouldn’t go any where near something as beta as that.

To even call that a bomber jacket is an insult to all bomber jackets.

cozmo on November 2, 2012 at 12:46 AM

jaime on November 2, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Excellent tune, Jaime. :)

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Obama can’t even fly a remote plane.

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 12:44 AM

I imagine Obama wanders up to the cockpit of AirForce One and tells the pilots how to fly it.

The actually had to build a fake cockpit in between the cabin and real cockpit to spare the pilots the babbling of Obama. They let Obama take over the controls in the fake one.

portlandon on November 2, 2012 at 12:46 AM

When definitions of “freedom” contradict, what can any of us do about it?

listens2glenn on November 2, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Are you saying that your definition of “freedom” contradicts the Constitution and Bill of Rights? Because that’s what I’m talking about.

FloatingRock on November 2, 2012 at 12:46 AM

What makes it a lady’s jacket vs a man’s?

cynccook on November 2, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Obama

Solaratov on November 2, 2012 at 12:46 AM

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Love Dostoevsky.

John the Libertarian on November 2, 2012 at 12:47 AM

FloatingRock on November 2, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Weed.

wargamer6 on November 2, 2012 at 12:47 AM

BlaxPac on November 2, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Oh, good question! Popcorn, please. :)

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 12:47 AM

He can’t even fly in Flight Simulator games.

wargamer6 on November 2, 2012 at 12:44 AM

True. He looks so creepy in the portlandon link.

Have you ever seen a CiC, most all having been war vetereans, put the CiC on their jackets?

This guy is full of himself and his power.

If he loses my Schadenfreude can’t ever be surpassed.

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 12:47 AM

As a warning Gallup just predicted the unemployment numbers will be 7.4% tomorrow…

sandee on November 2, 2012 at 12:41 AM

oops read it wrong 7%

sandee on November 2, 2012 at 12:42 AM

How about that? Who will be correct, Gallup or Reuters?

Indeed, economists expect the unemployment rate — a key focus in the neck-and-neck race for the White House — to tick up by a tenth of a percentage point to 7.9 percent, reversing part of a surprise drop seen in September.

cynccook on November 2, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Mitsouko on November 2, 2012 at 12:47 AM

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 12:36 AM

You are talented at what you do. I hope OFA is paying you well.

gophergirl on November 2, 2012 at 12:39 AM

You seem quite a bit smarter than the average poster on here.

Do you really think Romney’s team releases “internals” if the hurricane never happened? You remember how desperate Obama looked last week when they did the exact same thing.

Now, you have less than enthusiastic campaign rallies with a tired, defeated looking candidate. That is how John McCain looked the last few days of the 08 campaign.

Mitt going into PA?!?! A McCain re-run…

And now I saw that Romney is back in VA on Monday? If that hasn’t been shored up by now…

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 12:48 AM

That’s fascinating. I took Russian culture and literature classes at the university and some of the old literature, short stories mostly, is remarkable. Pre revolution, of course. It was a different nation with a vastly different culture then. :)

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 12:42 AM

It’s an interesting country with an interesting history. Of course, they’re all screwed up and have been since the Bolsheviks took over, but prior to that…some pretty fascinating stuff.

predator on November 2, 2012 at 12:48 AM

like Mars.

VorDaj on November 2, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Where his supporters are.

John the Libertarian on November 2, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Maybe after the election someone who can fly will fly him to a remote location … … like Mars.

VorDaj on November 2, 2012 at 12:45 AM

He can become the man on the moon as far as I’m concerned. Just out!!!

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 12:48 AM

It doesn’t make any difference what the BLS says. the real unemployment rate is over 22%.

http://www.shadowstats.com/alternate_data/unemployment-charts

VorDaj on November 2, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Ok if they are below 7.8 you leave this site tomm for good. If 7.8 or above I leave.

Robb on November 2, 2012 at 12:43 AM

We all know, including you, that they are gaming the numbers to help Obama get elected.

Since you work for the Obama campaign, you should know exactly what the number is going to be tomorrow. How about telling us?

jaime on November 2, 2012 at 12:49 AM

a tired, defeated looking candidate.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Your wishcasting is impressive. But you are out of your mind. Romney has never in his life looked tired or defeated.

John the Libertarian on November 2, 2012 at 12:49 AM

I suppose they couldn’t find a man’s that was small enough for our manorexic prez. :(

cynccook on November 2, 2012 at 12:44 AM

But, but, but, he has superb pecs! The lsm said so!

predator on November 2, 2012 at 12:49 AM

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Go back in to Jimmy’s van, gumballs.

wargamer6 on November 2, 2012 at 12:49 AM

I can’t believe that Gallup is right… but they are being sued by obama sooo

sandee on November 2, 2012 at 12:50 AM

“can you explain to us mere mortals on why YOU think he deserves a 2nd term?”

I don’t think he does.

But that doesn’t mean he won’t win.

I just deal with who is winning and who is losing.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 12:50 AM

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 12:48 AM

I’ll simplify it for you – 2012 is NOT 2008.

Obama, the charlatan/hoax fooled a nation.

If they get fooled a 2nd time they learned nothing, with all the evidence, and I’ll wish them all ill.

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 12:50 AM

He can become the man on the dark side of the moon as far as I’m concerned. Just out!!!

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 12:48 AM

VorDaj on November 2, 2012 at 12:50 AM

I suppose they couldn’t find a man’s that was small enough for our manorexic prez. :(

cynccook on November 2, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Lol probably: But frankly it’s not even a great looking leather bomber jacket…and the sad part it probably cost the taxpayers at least 10 times what a decent one from Barneys New York would charge…hell a halfway decent one from Wilsons Leather would be snappier.

But don’t call ME no fashion plate…!…hehehe

BlaxPac on November 2, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Good night all. I have to train my entire department tomorrow and I’m a bit nervous. Send happy thoughts my way if you don’t mind.

gophergirl on November 2, 2012 at 12:50 AM

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 12:50 AM

You’re such a liar.

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 12:51 AM

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Thanks, Jackie.

The Shadow Of Your Smile

jaime on November 2, 2012 at 12:51 AM

VorDaj on November 2, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Heh, they’ll call you a “racist”.

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 12:51 AM

When Rubio took the podium, he called Pennsylvania a swing state and assured the crowd that Romney is going to win Florida. He drew cheers when he said the most important jobs Romney has done are those of a husband and a father, a businessman, and one-time head of the Olympics.

This was earlier today.

cynccook on November 2, 2012 at 12:51 AM

O

k if they are below 7.8 you leave this site tomm for good. If 7.8 or above I leave.

Robb on November 2, 2012 at 12:43 AM

What is this, junior high?

Face it, you’re supporting a turd. Good luck with it floating.

John the Libertarian on November 2, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Good night all. I have to train my entire department tomorrow and I’m a bit nervous. Send happy thoughts my way if you don’t mind.

gophergirl on November 2, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Don’t be shy with the smacking. :)

cynccook on November 2, 2012 at 12:52 AM

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Your dad beat you with his belt again, didn’t he?

wargamer6 on November 2, 2012 at 12:52 AM

And now I saw that Romney is back in VA on Monday? If that hasn’t been shored up by now…

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Obama is going to Virginia Saturday.

Obama is going to Wisconsin Thrusday, Saturday, and Monday.

Obama is going to Ohio Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday

Obama is going to Florida Sunday

Obama is going to Iowa Saturday, Sunday

Why is Obama going to these states that according to you he has locked up?

Your reasoning flawed.

portlandon on November 2, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Good night all. I have to train my entire department tomorrow and I’m a bit nervous. Send happy thoughts my way if you don’t mind.

gophergirl on November 2, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Prayers ascending

OmahaConservative on November 2, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Send happy thoughts my way if you don’t mind.

gophergirl on November 2, 2012 at 12:50 AM

At your request.

G’night, gg. ;)

predator on November 2, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Gumbyandpokey, Robb, illinidiva = Obama-supporting MOBYS all.

They will only post downer, doom and gloom posts, hoping to demoralize conservatives. Sometimes such commenters will spend time posting agreeable comments in order to build up trust of the readers here and make people think they are conservatives. But they are not conservatives. Gumby has been doing this for years. Look up his posts on Freerepublic and Ace of Spades, where he was banned. Sometimes they get lazy and skip over the initial “build up conservative cred” before posting their negative comments, which was Gumby’s mistake during his time at HotAir.

bluegill on November 2, 2012 at 12:53 AM

John the Libertarian on November 2, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Yes. I have some books filled with the greatest stories. The styles are really good, too. I was so inspired that I also rummaged around and found some very old, beginning of their cinema, flicks. I wanted to see what the writers were doing with scripts in that era. They were surprisingly good. Good enough that I didn’t have to read a word of Russian in order to follow them very well. A great deal more passion in the literature and the film scripts than you’d find in the more modern stuff. They had their own unique flavor and style.

Did you know, when the revolution came and they cracked down on the writers, they were burning books that were deemed ‘subversive’. You know, anything that discussed freedom and people having a right to their own lives, etc. The writers would use any paper they could get their hands on and make copies of their work and give it to one another, and that person would copy it and pass it along, too, keeping a copy for themselves. There was no other way to ‘publish’. Eventually some of them would be smuggled out of the country and make it to a legitimate publishing house. Really remarkable determination in the writing community to keep the stories, and history, alive.

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Oh, good question! Popcorn, please. :)

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 12:47 AM

For this one I got both Nacho cheeze AND Triple XXX butter flavor…both made with coconut oil of course!

BlaxPac on November 2, 2012 at 12:53 AM

An Ass masquerading as a President found an Aviator’s jacket which had been left out in the sun to dry. He put it on and spoke to his countrymen. All bowed, both men and women, and he was a proud Ass that day. In his delight he lifted up his voice and brayed incoherently and then every one knew him for what he really was.

Cheshire Cat on November 2, 2012 at 12:53 AM

JPeterman on November 2, 2012 at 12:40 AM

There may be several different collars.

I don’t know if this is one on the right, but I wanted to post the photo for old times sake.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tQzyWcKfkGk/UBXLILL5MgI/AAAAAAAABb4/06EmxzBR4Hs/s1600/camp-david-reagan-dogs.jpg

I can’t find a photo of GWB at the moment. This is the jacket he gave to Brown.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/labour/2445982/Gordon-Brown-rejects-gift-of-leather-jacket-from-George-W-Bush.html

The article says Brown would have had to compensate the UK to keep the jacket.

INC on November 2, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Many months ago, I predicted the Dems would try to fool gullible voters with two things in September and October 2012, just before the election:

1) Unemployment would dip just under 8.0%
2) Gas would drop just under $3.50/gallon

Nailed.it.

Christien on November 2, 2012 at 12:54 AM

listens2glenn on November 2, 2012 at 12:39 AM

.
Are you saying that your definition of “freedom” contradicts the Constitution and Bill of Rights? Because that’s what I’m talking about.

FloatingRock on November 2, 2012 at 12:46 AM

.
Interpretations of The Constitution (by various citizens) contradict each other.
It’s not just a two-sided debate, either. Each side believes their interpretation is the truly right one, as the Founding Fathers really meant it.

Puts us back to square one.

listens2glenn on November 2, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Ok if they are below 7.8 you leave this site tomm for good. If 7.8 or above I leave.

Robb on November 2, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Dude, nobody is saying that they think the unemployment rate is going to be better. There may be msm types wishcasting as to how that would help KingZero, but no one is predicting that. Economists are predicting that it will be 7.9%.

cynccook on November 2, 2012 at 12:55 AM

gophergirl on November 2, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Good luck..Enjoyed it!..Later..:)

Dire Straits on November 2, 2012 at 12:55 AM

jaime on November 2, 2012 at 12:51 AM

Also, excellent! Great tunes. :)

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 12:56 AM

An Ass masquerading as a President found an Aviator’s jacket which had been left out in the sun to dry. He put it on and spoke to his countrymen. All bowed, both men and women, and he was a proud Ass that day. In his delight he lifted up his voice and brayed incoherently and then every one knew him for what he really was.

Cheshire Cat on November 2, 2012 at 12:53 AM

:)

cynccook on November 2, 2012 at 12:56 AM

bluegill on November 2, 2012 at 12:53 AM

illinidiva isn’t a moby. Overly pessimistic, but I did see her sound better the other day.

INC on November 2, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Really remarkable determination in the writing community to keep the stories, and history, alive.

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 12:53 AM

People fighting the iron fist of government any way they can. I hope we don’t get to that point. Sometimes I wonder. It’s already close to that in our media and education system.

predator on November 2, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Obama is going to Virginia Saturday.

Obama is going to Wisconsin Thrusday, Saturday, and Monday.

Obama is going to Ohio Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday

Obama is going to Florida Sunday

Obama is going to Iowa Saturday, Sunday

Why is Obama going to these states that according to you he has locked up?

Your reasoning flawed.

portlandon on November 2, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Too much pwnage for one night.

GOPRanknFile on November 2, 2012 at 12:56 AM

gophergirl on November 2, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Night, gg, and be sure to get us some more converts up there this weekend.

TXUS on November 2, 2012 at 12:56 AM

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 12:53 AM

I love that stuff with a capital L. Do you like Hermann Hesse?

John the Libertarian on November 2, 2012 at 12:56 AM

No self respecting bomber pilot would wear something with such a small rounded corner collar.

cozmo on November 2, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Neah, an Italian or French one would :)…c’est très chic :)…molto bellissimo :)

jimver on November 2, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Face it, you’re supporting a turd. Good luck with it floating.

John the Libertarian on November 2, 2012 at 12:52 AM

No that would be the fat jerk from Jersey. So what about it. Job numbers will be down tomm I say. Show some confidence in your blathering,

Robb on November 2, 2012 at 12:56 AM

BlaxPac on November 2, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Wow… that’s positively decadent. I like it! lol!

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 12:57 AM

He looks like a turkey.

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 12:57 AM

VorDaj on November 2, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Heh, they’ll call you a “racist”.

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 12:51 AM

I think Obama will feel like he was sucked into a Black Hole this coming Tuesday.

Cheshire Cat on November 2, 2012 at 12:57 AM

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Keep sniffin’ glue pornstar.

Kenosha Kid on November 2, 2012 at 12:57 AM

Robb on November 2, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Tomm? It’s spelled Tomorrow. How old are you?

wargamer6 on November 2, 2012 at 12:57 AM

He also looks like his bra is out of place.

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 12:58 AM

Lol probably: But frankly it’s not even a great looking leather bomber jacket…and the sad part it probably cost the taxpayers at least 10 times what a decent one from Barneys New York would charge…hell a halfway decent one from Wilsons Leather would be snappier.

But don’t call ME no fashion plate…!…hehehe

BlaxPac on November 2, 2012 at 12:50 AM

LOL So how are you weathering the campaign at this point? Catching any flak? Flak jacket, get it? Oh, never mind. :/

cynccook on November 2, 2012 at 12:58 AM

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 12:58 AM

Michelle’s been giving him soap bar beatings.

wargamer6 on November 2, 2012 at 12:59 AM

And now I saw that Romney is back in VA on Monday? If that hasn’t been shored up by now…

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Obama is going to Virginia Saturday.

Obama is going to Wisconsin Thrusday, Saturday, and Monday.

Obama is going to Ohio Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday

Obama is going to Florida Sunday

Obama is going to Iowa Saturday, Sunday

Why is Obama going to these states that according to you he has locked up?

Your reasoning flawed.

portlandon on November 2, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Come on GumbyPoker. Answer the Question.

portlandon on November 2, 2012 at 12:59 AM

gumby, what will your job be in one week?

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 12:59 AM

illinidiva isn’t a moby. Overly pessimistic, but I did see her sound better the other day.
INC on November 2, 2012 at 12:56 AM

I don’t buy it for one second. It is not hard at all to feign enthusiasm every now and then.

bluegill on November 2, 2012 at 1:00 AM

Michelle’s been giving him soap bar beatings.

wargamer6 on November 2, 2012 at 12:59 AM

She’s gon’ be one mad woman (well, I’m not sure on the latter).

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 1:00 AM

And now I saw that Romney is back in VA on Monday? If that hasn’t been shored up by now…

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Obama is going to Virginia Saturday.

Obama is going to Wisconsin Thrusday, Saturday, and Monday.

Obama is going to Ohio Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday

Obama is going to Florida Sunday

Obama is going to Iowa Saturday, Sunday

Why is Obama going to these states that according to you he has locked up?

Your reasoning flawed.

portlandon on November 2, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Obama is playing from ahead, so all he’s doing is playing prevent defense. And he’s being much smarter than Romney by being in OH every single day, which Romney’s not. That probably means Mitt thinks OH is lost. Obama has a much smarter schedule, with no wasted visits, like Romney in PA.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 12:59 AM

He’ll be dead. Axelrod will be using him as a punching bag.

wargamer6 on November 2, 2012 at 1:01 AM

John the Libertarian on November 2, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Philosophy as literature. I liked Steppenwolf, not so much on Siddhartha. A mixed bag really.

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Robb, gumby, and all the rest of the libs trying their hardest:

I applaud your efforts. I really do. Because you are facing 16 years of being abandoned to the wilderness. Romney is such a smart businessman that he found a very viable successor in Paul Ryan.

John the Libertarian on November 2, 2012 at 1:02 AM

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Thank You, Dear. I wasn’t going to come in tonight but I couldn’t stay away.

The trolls are thick tonight. It was pleasant without them last night.

Anyway, one more then I’ll listen to some of the songs linked by you guys.

Tenderly

jaime on November 2, 2012 at 1:02 AM

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Any move Obama makes: Brilliant!

Any move Romney makes: Flailing! Collapsing!

wargamer6 on November 2, 2012 at 1:02 AM

It doesn’t make any difference what the BLS says. the real unemployment rate is over 22%.

VorDaj on November 2, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Nuh uh! It’s under 8%. People who gave up looking for work don’t count because…because, um, we take care of our own and don’t leave anyone behind! Bronco Bama says so hisself!

Christien on November 2, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 12:58 AM

LOL! Good one. :)

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 1:02 AM

bluegill on November 2, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Well,…no. Illinidiva isn’t a moby. She just doesn’t post the things you want her to. She’s a bit antsy about the outcome and hates pollyanna stuff. Nothing wrong with that. She’s been around a long time and is sincere.

a capella on November 2, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Robb on November 2, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Let me introduce you to a great site:

http://www.shadowstats.com/

This was his take on last month:
September Unemployment: 7.8% (U.3), 14.7% (U.6), 22.8%

Primers on Government Economic Reports
What you’ve suspected but were afraid to ask. The story behind unemployment, the Federal Deficit, CPI, GDP.

INC on November 2, 2012 at 1:03 AM

“build up conservative cred” before posting their negative comments, which was Gumby’s mistake during his time at HotAir.

bluegill on November 2, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Not trying to build up any “cred.”

Just want to be realistic and, most of all, want to be right.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Interesting note from the Romney campaign.

As a campaign, we will put more resources into the target states in the final week, than previous GOP campaigns have been able to do in the final 10 weeks. The Romney campaign has the resources to expand the map in ways that weren’t possible in past cycles (without reducing any effort in any other target state). After fully funding the paid media effort, the ground operations and the voter contact programs, Governor Romney’s message of bringing real recovery continues to resonate with voters, volunteers, and donors.

Link here.

JenWestin on November 2, 2012 at 1:04 AM

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