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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gumby, what will your job be in one week?

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 12:59 AM

Shadow Minister of Truth aka Baghdad Bob,, in good ole British tradition :)…

jimver on November 2, 2012 at 1:04 AM

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

Except your dealing in your opinion; which, like polls and exit holes, everyone has one.

As stated before, because I am going by your posts of the past that seem pretty supportive of Obama and dismissive of Romney; I ask again, do you think Obama deserves a 2nd term, and if so why?

And before you ask, I was never a booster of Romney, but once the primaries were done, I supported him, just like i would if this the GOP nominee was anyone else (barring Johnson & Paul of course) because I see how much of a train-wreck this Administration has been on the country.

If you distilled Clinton & Carters 16 years in office in a laboratory you couldn’t possibly come up with a more concentrated formula of malaise and myopic navel gazing than what the country has been put through…and I been through both as a member of the “urban minority working class”…and I for one do NOT want to sit through a possible 2nd showing of President Hollywood, TYVTFM.

BlaxPac on November 2, 2012 at 1:04 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

Ahahahahaha, you don’t go to a state that you are supposedly up by 5 every single day.

MobileVideoEngineer on November 2, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Well, you sure called that Wisconsin recall right, so you must really know your poll analysis – oh, no, wait . . .

Adjoran on November 2, 2012 at 1:05 AM

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

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Now you are getting it! Obama is losing.

If he is very lucky, Sandy stopped his freefall in the polls temporarily, but by Monday that will all be forgotten as he’ll be getting it on all sides, from the disaffected in NJ and NY to the current revelations on Benghazi, to the unemployment numbers ticking up.

Mitsouko on November 2, 2012 at 1:05 AM

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Yeah, Siddartha is for the 20s psuedo-enlightened-buddha hippy. Steppenwolf was righteously angry. But my favorite of his was Demian, but more so, Narcissus and Goldmund. Much better character/psyche exploration.

John the Libertarian on November 2, 2012 at 1:05 AM

She’s been around a long time and is sincere.

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

Thanks. I was about to say the same—she’s been a commenter for quite a while, but I don’t think she’s posted much over the last few months.

INC on November 2, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Has any CiC ever had his title embroidered on his jacket?

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Any move Obama makes: Brilliant!

Any move Romney makes: Flailing! Collapsing!

wargamer6 on November 2, 2012 at 1:02 AM

How can you defend being in PA on Sunday and not in OH, when OH is the key to the election?

Why not be in OH four days in a row like Obama is?

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:06 AM

O/T Did y’all see that the donor that Sen. Menendez went “out of town with” has an IRS lien against him for $11.1 million? And it’s not his first rodeo with the IRS. No wonder the Demorats want to raise the taxes on the rich, the rich they know aren’t going to pay them anyway.

Cindy Munford on November 2, 2012 at 1:06 AM

gumby, what will your job be in one week?

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 12:59 AM

Litterin’, and, uh, litterin’, and uh…

Kenosha Kid on November 2, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Was watching the CMA awards show tonight, and Faith was looking a little too skinny. McGraw stole her from me years ago, so I’m thinking about stealing her back and feeding her.

In the meantime, looking forward to Tuesday and dancing “Humpbot Style.”

TXUS on November 2, 2012 at 1:06 AM

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

I hope that you are right and I am wrong.

Robb on November 2, 2012 at 1:06 AM

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

.
Yeah, we’re doomed; that’s for sure. We should just start waving the white-flag now, to save us a lot of wasted effort between now and Tuesday.
We gave it our all, but it’s just not enough. These highly unbiased, credible polls clearly show we’re finished, through, “kaput”.
I should probably start emotional therapy right away, to “toughen myself up” for the gloat-fest you’re sure to unload on us Tuesday night, and all day Wednesday.

See you then ! . . . : )

listens2glenn on November 2, 2012 at 1:07 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

But you just said that by Romney being in Virginia, it showed him to be losing it.

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

By your own standard of saying that Romney being in Virginia again means he is losing, Obama is therefore losing Ohio,Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Iowa, & Virginia.

Your logic is so flawed, All I got for you is this……

portlandon on November 2, 2012 at 1:08 AM

predator on November 2, 2012 at 12:48 AM

I have a book to recommend that I think you’d enjoy if you can find it. “From Karamzin To Brunin” An Anthology of Russian Short Stories’ by Carl R. Proffer.

sorry it took so long to post back to you, I had to get out some boxes and sort through them to find it… but at last… I did. :)

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 1:08 AM

Has any CiC ever had his title embroidered on his jacket?

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 1:05 AM

It looks pretty hot over his tramp stamp.

Kenosha Kid on November 2, 2012 at 1:08 AM

INC on November 2, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Thanks, and those are the type of bomber jackets I was thinking of.

Great picture of Reagan too!

JPeterman on November 2, 2012 at 1:09 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

Ahahahahaha, you don’t go to a state that you are supposedly up by 5 every single day.

MobileVideoEngineer on November 2, 2012 at 1:05 AM

If you’re up 1-2 pts in a state that is the whole election, it’s the exact right move to be there every single day.

You don’t see Obama wasting time in NC, for example, like Romney is wasting time in PA. When the postmortems are written, that will be known to have been the sign that the Romney campaign knew OH and the election were lost.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Job numbers will be down tomm I say.

Robb on November 2, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Cookin’ the books. Benghazi is sinking you. You should be ashamed of yourself.

John the Libertarian on November 2, 2012 at 1:10 AM

most of all, I want to be right.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:04 AM

So do most people who suffer from psychotic disorders.

jimver on November 2, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Robb on November 2, 2012 at 12:43 AM

So, it doesn’t bother you in the least that you are supporting a craven coward? A sniveling ball of snot who abandoned two men fighting for their lives – and to protect other Americans – to certain death at the hands of seventh century savages – the sworn enemies of America.
It doesn’t bother you that he watched their heroic fight on live television, in real-time – and did nothing to help them? Or that he grew tired or bored with their fight – and toddled off to bed — so that he’d be well-rested for a fund raising trip to Vegas, baby?
And it doesn’t bother you that he’s lied and lied again and again to cover his cowardice and depravity? To cover his own dereliction of duty as commander in chief?
If that doesn’t bother you, then I hope that you burn in hell right alongside of your obamassiah – with no hope of redemption or salvation. I wish you an eternity of unimaginable pain and agony and suffering.

Solaratov on November 2, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Well, gumby has pretty well wrecked this thread. Time for bed.

a capella on November 2, 2012 at 1:12 AM

From the LATimes and time-stamped one hour ago:

By JIM PUZZANGHERA
LOS ANGELES TIMES
November 02, 2012 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON — Key private indexes of manufacturing and consumer confidence edged up in October, while the government reported an increase in construction spending in September as economic data released Thursday indicated moderate economic growth.

All three readings were in line with analyst expectations, and came as new private and government data on unemployment pointed toward modest employment gains last month.

The Labor Department will release the October jobs report on Friday, the last major economic data point before Tuesday’s presidential election. Economists project the report will show the economy added 125,000 jobs and that the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9 percent.

cynccook on November 2, 2012 at 1:12 AM

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

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 12:57 AM

Most of the fun things in life usually are…lol

So should i put you down for the xtra large bucket? :o)

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

LMAO, you’re not too far off: there are some areas in the world that being a Conservative isn’t popular: being a Black Conservative especially in the Northeast can be…interesting…Heh.

BlaxPac on November 2, 2012 at 1:12 AM

“By your own standard of saying that Romney being in Virginia again means he is losing, Obama is therefore losing Ohio,Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Iowa, & Virginia.”

No, if Romney is only up a 1-2 pts in Virginia, he’s losing in OH. FL should be the strongest, followed by VA and then OH.

Being in OH, like Obama intends to do, is the smart play.

Going to PA is a sign the campaign is in a desperate free-fall, a la 2008.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:12 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

Very nice.

bluegill on November 2, 2012 at 1:13 AM

You don’t see Obama wasting time in NC, for example, like Romney is wasting time in PA. When the postmortems are written, that will be known to have been the sign that the Romney campaign knew OH and the election were lost.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Then why are Bill Clinton, and Vice President Joe Biden rushed into Pennsylvania to campaign? These were unscheduled, and unplanned stops. Why is that Gpokey?

WHY?

portlandon on November 2, 2012 at 1:13 AM

If he is very lucky, Sandy stopped his freefall in the polls temporarily, but by Monday that will all be forgotten as he’ll be getting it on all sides, from the disaffected in NJ and NY to the current revelations on Benghazi, to the unemployment numbers ticking up.

Mitsouko on November 2, 2012 at 1:05 AM

the reign of terror formally known as hopenchange is over…and the deadbeats simply don’t want to hear it…
Time to go to work kids…
LOL

Strike Hornet on November 2, 2012 at 1:13 AM

If you’re up 1-2 pts in a state that is the whole election, it’s the exact right move to be there every single day.

You don’t see Obama wasting time in NC, for example, like Romney is wasting time in PA. When the postmortems are written, that will be known to have been the sign that the Romney campaign knew OH and the election were lost.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Dude, I’m in NEOhio and it’s not even going to be close. KingZero barely won this state in 2008 with less than 250,000 votes. He doesn’t stand a chance here and believe me when I tell you that the GOP here isn’t going to let them steal this election through fraud, either.

cynccook on November 2, 2012 at 1:13 AM

most of all, I want to be right. attention.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Kenosha Kid on November 2, 2012 at 1:14 AM

I hope that you are right and I am wrong.

Robb on November 2, 2012 at 1:06 AM

I don’t believe you for a second. Not for a second.

You people are like pot smokers who believe no one knows you’re stoned. We can smell your insincerity a mile away.

John the Libertarian on November 2, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Cookin’ the books. Benghazi is sinking you. You should be ashamed of yourself.

John the Libertarian on November 2, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Benghazi, LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nobody cares about Benghazi.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:14 AM

JPeterman on November 2, 2012 at 1:09 AM

He was the man!

INC on November 2, 2012 at 1:14 AM

It looks pretty hot over his tramp stamp.

Kenosha Kid on November 2, 2012 at 1:08 AM

rofl..:)

Dire Straits on November 2, 2012 at 1:15 AM

John the Libertarian on November 2, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Totally forgot about Demian. Its been awhile since I read Hesse.

If I didn’t have to read for work, I’d get a lot more really good reading done. I love really good literature. You know how it is when you have to plow through work related stuff every day. Oddly, working in the industry, I find that I don’t really enjoy modern film much anymore, either. Too predictable. I only watch what I must for work. I do like old films. I can’t watch modern TV anymore, either, unless I have to for work.

They say ‘Do what you love.’ they fail to mention that it will likely suck all of the joy out of it for you.

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 1:15 AM

Solaratov on November 2, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Where in the hell have I said that I support that creep. Where? You stupid insecure person. Just because I question how things are going.

Robb on November 2, 2012 at 1:15 AM

the smart party lost…almost sad to see the waning days of the hopenchange revolution appear so desperate…
almost sad…
LOL

Strike Hornet on November 2, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Being in OH, like Obama intends to do, is the smart play.

Going to PA is a sign the campaign is in a desperate free-fall, a la 2008.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:12 AM

KingZero is going all in here in Ohio because it’s his last ditch, desperate attempt to stave off defeat. He’s got to try but unfortunately for him the numbers are so lopsidedly against him that he has no chance. Romney can well afford to make a play for PA.

cynccook on November 2, 2012 at 1:16 AM

If you’re up 1-2 pts in a state that is the whole election, it’s the exact right move to be there every single day.

You don’t see Obama wasting time in NC, for example, like Romney is wasting time in PA. When the postmortems are written, that will be known to have been the sign that the Romney campaign knew OH and the election were lost.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:10 AM

What are you talking about? I thought you believed those polls that show Obama up in Ohio by 5? If he was confident that he had Ohio, there would be no reason to be there. If anything, the fact that Romney is hitting all of the “toss ups” and making a hard push for PA at the end shows that he is confident. Obama looks like he’s desperate flying all over the country every day.

MobileVideoEngineer on November 2, 2012 at 1:16 AM

BlaxPac on November 2, 2012 at 1:12 AM

Well…only if you’ll scrunch over on the sofa and I get the remote! :)

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Has any CiC ever had his title embroidered on his jacket?

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Clinton did; but that was mostly when he went crusing at GW Univeristy to pick up sophomores…

It looks pretty hot over his tramp stamp.

Kenosha Kid on November 2, 2012 at 1:08 AM

Great! I had a date saturday with one of those, and you JUST killed it totally for me…a Pox on you, sir! LOL

BlaxPac on November 2, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Then why are Bill Clinton, and Vice President Joe Biden rushed into Pennsylvania to campaign? These were unscheduled, and unplanned stops. Why is that Gpokey?

WHY?

portlandon on November 2, 2012 at 1:13 AM

You send surrogates in when it’s a mid-single digits difference. The candidates themselves don’t waste the time.

Send Rubio into PA. But for Romney to waste a stop there on Sunday when he could be in OH, trying to win the election…

Just flat out desperate. And anyone who followed the 08 campaign knows what’s up.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:17 AM

Shake It Up

jaime on November 2, 2012 at 1:17 AM

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 1:08 AM

Thanks, jackie. I’ll try to find that. I appreciate your effort. :D

You’re a gem.

I gotta go now. First day of Breeders’ Cup tomorrow.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaannnndd they’re off!

G’night, lovely one.

predator on November 2, 2012 at 1:17 AM

Being in OH, like Obama intends to do, is the smart play.

Going to PA is a sign the campaign is in a desperate free-fall, a la 2008.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:12 AM

No.No.No. You say that if Romney spends too much time in a state, it is not put away, and is in play.

But Obama being in Ohio 4 days, Wisconsin 3 days and Iowa 2 days is “playing ahead of the game”?

Obama is going to be in
Ohio 4 days.
Wisconsin 3 days.
Iowa 2 days.
Virginia 1 day.
Nevada One day
New Hampshire 1 day.

That isn’t “Prevent Defense”. That’s frantic scrambling.

McCain was 7 points behind nationally when he went to Pennsylvania in ’08.

Romney is +2 to Even nationally, and going to Pennsylvania with polls showing it as a toss up.

You are so full of it Gumbypoker.

portlandon on November 2, 2012 at 1:17 AM

Benghazi, LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nobody cares about Benghazi.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:14 AM

THe godless reprobate gumbyandpokey has rubbed the blood of four dead in Libya on his face.

May you burn in hell forever and ever you despicable partisan.

tom daschle concerned on November 2, 2012 at 1:18 AM

Has any CiC ever had his title embroidered on his jacket?

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 1:05 AM

If you look REALLY closely, it actually says “Campaigner In Chief”

Strike Hornet on November 2, 2012 at 1:18 AM

Why is that Gpokey?

WHY?

portlandon on November 2, 2012 at 1:13 AM

I don’t know.
fkngummyandpokme on November 2,2012 at 1:15 AM

Come Nov 6, he will look like SNL’s Mr. Bill.

arnold ziffel on November 2, 2012 at 1:18 AM

cynccook on November 2, 2012 at 1:13 AM

Okay… I may have to name you official thread winner for that post. :)

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 1:18 AM

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Put down the crack pipe..

Dire Straits on November 2, 2012 at 1:18 AM

Any move Obama makes: Brilliant!

Any move Romney makes: Flailing! Collapsing!

wargamer6 on November 2, 2012 at 1:02 AM

How can you defend being in PA on Sunday and not in OH, when OH is the key to the election?

Why not be in OH four days in a row like Obama is?

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:06 AM

OH has reached a saturation point in terms of campaining there…only an idiot l continues to campaign there, at this moment in time, hoping to squeeze a few more votes. He will achieve the opposite, I call it the bronco bama effect :). Romney’s smart, he’s still sitting on a pile of money, he saw a window in PA, he thought why not exploiting it. It’s the businessman mindset at work.

jimver on November 2, 2012 at 1:18 AM

Nobody cares about Benghazi.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:14 AM

They cared enough to cover it up.

Kenosha Kid on November 2, 2012 at 1:18 AM

Has any CiC ever had his title embroidered on his jacket?

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Not to my knowledge, but neither has any CiC had the title tattooed in the small of his back. A first time for everything.

TXUS on November 2, 2012 at 1:19 AM

predator on November 2, 2012 at 1:17 AM

Best of luck, Predator! Put 2 bucks on a likely looking colt for me for luck! :)

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 1:19 AM

Send Rubio into PA. But for Romney to waste a stop there on Sunday when he could be in OH, trying to win the election…

Just flat out desperate. And anyone who followed the 08 campaign knows what’s up.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:17 AM

McCain was 7 points behind nationally when he went to Pennsylvania in ’08.

Romney is +2 to Even nationally, and going to Pennsylvania with polls showing it as a toss up.

You are so full of it Gumbypoker.

But keep living in your ’08 pipe dream of +8D to +12D polling. You and Nate Silver can sit at the same bar and drink and swap sad polling tales.

portlandon on November 2, 2012 at 1:19 AM

predator on November 2, 2012 at 1:17 AM

Good evening..Later..)

Dire Straits on November 2, 2012 at 1:20 AM

“What are you talking about? I thought you believed those polls that show Obama up in Ohio by 5? If he was confident that he had Ohio, there would be no reason to be there. If anything, the fact that Romney is hitting all of the “toss ups” and making a hard push for PA at the end shows that he is confident. Obama looks like he’s desperate flying all over the country every day.

MobileVideoEngineer on November 2, 2012 at 1:16 AM”

I’ve predicted many times that Obama wins OH by about 2 pts and that the partisan split will be D+3.

I will say this, though. If Romney were to win OH, then the PA trip was because he knew he had it won and I would be 100% wrong. But if he loses OH, it was the John McCain style desperation “buck up the troops” ploy.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:20 AM

I’m all over the map tonight, I’m calling it a day. Goodnight everyone.

Cindy Munford on November 2, 2012 at 1:20 AM

Not to my knowledge, but neither has any CiC had the title tattooed in the small of his back. A first time for everything.

TXUS on November 2, 2012 at 1:19 AM

That’s what I’m talking about, with the unicorn and butterfly wings — H.O.T.

Kenosha Kid on November 2, 2012 at 1:20 AM

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:14 AM

People who know, care. That is, if they have any decency as human beings and Americans.

You write LOL about it? That really is despicable.

INC on November 2, 2012 at 1:21 AM

Benghazi, LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nobody cares about Benghazi.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:14 AM

You sick, twisted weasel. I know people dear to me who were personally affected by that tragedy. Behold, the inhumanity of the Democrats. May you be abandoned to the political wilderness for generations.

John the Libertarian on November 2, 2012 at 1:21 AM

Why not be in OH four days in a row like Obama is?

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Because Ohio Dem early voter turnout is in steep decline there. He is trying to get his early voting base to turn out. He is desperate for them to turn out.

But Obama is learning that to many of his ’08 voters, Obama isn ‘t worth the stamp, or getting in line for.

How sad is that?

portlandon on November 2, 2012 at 1:21 AM

Wonder if Del or Kini can tell me what akaniku means?

Lanceman on November 2, 2012 at 12:18 AM

I’m not Del or Kini, but I’ll give it the old college try. Based on the obvious idiocy and irrationality of the troll’s posts, “akaniku” is a misspelling of “analhaiku”. IOW, this deranged, brain-damaged troll actually writes poetry to its own posterior. Granted, I could be wrong, and it could be a sock puppet of one of our regulars impersonating a troll for shi’ites and giggles…

Benedict Nelson on November 2, 2012 at 1:22 AM

That isn’t “Prevent Defense”. That’s frantic scrambling.

McCain was 7 points behind nationally when he went to Pennsylvania in ’08.

Romney is +2 to Even nationally, and going to Pennsylvania with polls showing it as a toss up.

You are so full of it Gumbypoker.

portlandon on November 2, 2012 at 1:17 AM

The children simply don’t want to believe the boy-king is hopelessly losing and the unicorn farts and skittles and rainbows and drum circles have all disappeared as hopenchange fades away into the annuls of “failed regime” history…
History will remember bronco bomma/hopeychangy as a “one termer” mistake

Strike Hornet on November 2, 2012 at 1:22 AM

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:20 AM

Suffocate on Obama’s excrement cretin.

tom daschle concerned on November 2, 2012 at 1:22 AM

The night shift gumby must have just logged on because he actually seems to somewhat understand the quote feature. The daytime gumby doesn’t seem to know how to use it.

MobileVideoEngineer on November 2, 2012 at 1:22 AM

I’m all over the map tonight, I’m calling it a day. Goodnight everyone.

Cindy Munford on November 2, 2012 at 1:20 AM

Goodnight Mrs. M

portlandon on November 2, 2012 at 1:23 AM

McCain was 7 points behind nationally when he went to Pennsylvania in ’08.

Romney is +2 to Even nationally, and going to Pennsylvania with polls showing it as a toss up.

Romney is now losing in the RCP average. And he’s bleeding support since the hurricane, so the margin will just widen for Obama.

Good night, everyone, and I look forward to the jobs numbers out tomorrow. A gain of over 100,000 and an under 8% unemployment rate, and it’s another winning news cycle for Obama with only a few days to go!

Poor Mitt gets bad news every single day until Tuesday.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:23 AM

Benghazi, LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nobody cares about Benghazi.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Right there, you just lost any credibility in ANY argument.

Just because it’s not trumpeted by the MSM as if it would be if this happened during a Republican presidency doesn’t mean people don’t care:

We lost 4 good men for no damn good reason, and there is ZERO accountability right now.

F & F claimed the lives of over 200+ people including 2 American LEO’s and again ZERO.

Truman said “The Buck Stops Here”…there’s a reason why that’s on the PRESIDENTS desk.

Pull your fool head out of your bilge pump, dammit.

BlaxPac on November 2, 2012 at 1:24 AM

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:20 AM

You unconscionable little cur. Someday that’s going to catch up with you and when it does no one will pity you or your well earned fate.

None of us has to do a thing to you. You’re doing it all to yourself. All we have to do is stand back and wait.

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 1:24 AM

The night shift gumby must have just logged on because he actually seems to somewhat understand the quote feature. The daytime gumby doesn’t seem to know how to use it.

MobileVideoEngineer on November 2, 2012 at 1:22 AM

Axeldouche is promising overtime to the trolls this week in a last ditch effort to ignore reality…
Gumby is stuck in the commie “reality distortion field”…

Strike Hornet on November 2, 2012 at 1:25 AM

Nobody cares about Benghazi.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Sums up the national travesty which is Obama and his entire entourage.

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 1:25 AM

People who know, care. That is, if they have any decency as human beings and Americans.

You write LOL about it? That really is despicable.

INC on November 2, 2012 at 1:21 AM

I write LOL about it because Conservative blogs go on and on and on and on about it and it has zero impact on the average voter. Unless it becomes the lead story on every newscast and in every newspaper, it just disappears into the air.

It’s not fair and it’s not right, but it’s reality.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Good night, everyone, and I look forward to the jobs numbers out tomorrow. A gain of over 100,000 and an under 8% unemployment rate, and it’s another winning news cycle for Obama with only a few days to go!

Poor Mitt gets bad news every single day until Tuesday.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:23 AM

Crawl into your Obama sheets, snuggle up to your Obama pillow, wind up your Obama alarm clock and Sleep and dream of an Obama Victory. It’s as close as you’ll get to one.

portlandon on November 2, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Good night, everyone, and I look forward to the jobs numbers out tomorrow. A gain of over 100,000 and an under 8% unemployment rate, and it’s another winning news cycle for Obama with only a few days to go!

Poor Mitt gets bad news every single day until Tuesday.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:23 AM

Gumby is too stupid to see that this is bad news for Obama. Oh well. You just can’t fix stupid.

Mitsouko on November 2, 2012 at 1:26 AM

They say ‘Do what you love.’ they fail to mention that it will likely suck all of the joy out of it for you.

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 1:15 AM

Good God, Jackie. That’s why I know you are the real deal. So many years, so many scripts, so much tripe. I can only imagine what it is like for a rock star to have to play a hit they wrote 20 years ago for the umpteenth time. How do they reinvent passion?

The best feeling in the world is a new project that sucks six months out of you. That is nirvana. But there is so much heavy lifting and endless schlepping in-between the flow.

John the Libertarian on November 2, 2012 at 1:26 AM

You don’t see Obama wasting time in NC, for example, like Romney is wasting time in PA. When the postmortems are written, that will be known to have been the sign that the Romney campaign knew OH and the election were lost.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Thanks, Debbie, now run on off and get your hair straightened, I understand it takes a couple of days and you’ve got network appearances on the Sunday talkies.

TXUS on November 2, 2012 at 1:27 AM

Romney is now losing in the RCP average. And he’s bleeding support since the hurricane, so the margin will just widen for Obama.

Good night, everyone, and I look forward to the jobs numbers out tomorrow. A gain of over 100,000 and an under 8% unemployment rate, and it’s another winning news cycle for Obama with only a few days to go!

Poor Mitt gets bad news every single day until Tuesday.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:23 AM

See you tomorrow as the LOOOOOOONG gas and food lines become even longer and NY’ers continue to have to dumpster dive for food all the while cursing bronco bomma and the federal government…
Meanwhile the drip drip drip of the Benghazi coverup continues with CBS/ABC and NPR all doing major stories on it as hopenchange fades away to dust right before your eyes…
:)

Strike Hornet on November 2, 2012 at 1:27 AM

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Don’t you dare try to climb down off of your well earned perch now, you gutless little piece of tripe.

You made yourself clear. Now live with it.

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 1:28 AM

Romney is now losing in the RCP average. And he’s bleeding support since the hurricane, so the margin will just widen for Obama.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:23 AM

You mean the RCP that is using +12D polling models from O-Rainbow skittle dropping pollsters?

When your crying in your chocolate Milk Nov 6th, don’t saw we didn’t warn you.

portlandon on November 2, 2012 at 1:28 AM

Well…only if you’ll scrunch over on the sofa and I get the remote! :)

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Darlin, for YOU, I’d get up OFF the couch and change the channel manually! :o)

BlaxPac on November 2, 2012 at 1:29 AM

Just because it’s not trumpeted by the MSM as if it would be if this happened during a Republican presidency doesn’t mean people don’t care:

If people cared, Romney would be 5 pts ahead.

I just discuss what IS and who’s winning and who’s losing.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:29 AM

Benghazi, LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nobody cares about Benghazi.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Tell that to Ambassador Stevens’ family to their faces and see what happens, pollshivik chickenshi’ite

Benedict Nelson on November 2, 2012 at 1:30 AM

You don’t see Obama wasting time in NC, for example, like Romney is wasting time in PA. When the postmortems are written, that will be known to have been the sign that the Romney campaign knew OH and the election were lost.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Illogical in the first sentence…and then you repeat your idiocy.

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 1:30 AM

write LOL about it because Conservative blogs go on and on and on and on about it and it has zero impact on the average voter. Unless it becomes the lead story on every newscast and in every newspaper, it just disappears into the air.

It’s not fair and it’s not right, but it’s reality.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:26 AM

If by average voter you mean Obama voters, I agree. Otherwise, you could not be more wrong.

Speaking of being the lead story, how do you think the average voter will react to Obama’s complete bungling of the hurricane recovery? Looting, dumpster diving, toxic waste. Nasty stuff, and so very headline worthy. All over the papers, news and internet.

Mitsouko on November 2, 2012 at 1:30 AM

If people cared, Romney would be 5 pts ahead.

I just discuss what IS and who’s winning and who’s losing.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:29 AM

Romney IS 5 points ahead

Strike Hornet on November 2, 2012 at 1:30 AM

“See you tomorrow as the LOOOOOOONG gas and food lines become even longer and NY’ers continue to have to dumpster dive for food all the while cursing bronco bomma and the federal government…
Meanwhile the drip drip drip of the Benghazi coverup continues with CBS/ABC and NPR all doing major stories on it as hopenchange fades away to dust right before your eyes…
:)

Strike Hornet on November 2, 2012 at 1:27 AM”

See you tomorrow!

Watch the jobs numbers!

Watch the polls!

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:30 AM

Benghazi, LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nobody cares about Benghazi.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:14 AM

I oppose banning but this is enough cause for it.

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 1:30 AM

I oppose banning but this is enough cause for it.

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 1:30 AM

I agree, but he will self-ban on Wednesday, his OFA money gone by then.

TXUS on November 2, 2012 at 1:33 AM

Sums up the national travesty which is Obama and his entire entourage.

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 1:25 AM

Aye. Both the Lap dog media and the flaunting minions act as armor and cod piece for the Boy King.

It hasn’t been stated enough the past four years, you get the government you deserve.

socalcon on November 2, 2012 at 1:33 AM

Watch the news media cover the gas lines and food lines and sick children all caused by bronco bomma…nonstop media coverage of people suffering all over the north east because the federal government can’t help them…and then CBS’s Sheryl Attikisson leading the CBS evening news with more bad news for bronco bomma’s Benghazi coverup…drip, drip, drip…
Sleep tight gumby…soon hopenchange will be over and Mitt Romney will help you get a REAL job! How fun will that be?

Strike Hornet on November 2, 2012 at 1:34 AM

Heh, flaunting s/b fawning .

socalcon on November 2, 2012 at 1:34 AM

Benghazi, LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nobody cares about Benghazi.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:14 AM

I oppose banning but this is enough cause for it.

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 1:30 AM

I second that motion! I was looking forward to seeing GumGum the DumDum have an epic meltdown on election night, but its above post was cause for the hammer.

Benedict Nelson on November 2, 2012 at 1:34 AM

Benghazi, LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nobody cares about Benghazi.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:14 AM

You should burn in hell for that, you foul, malodorous piece of rotting tripe.
You find the deaths of Americans to be “LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!” funny you lump of weasel crap?
I hate – absolutely hate and despise – anti-American pieces of shit like you and your brethren.

But, the great thing is, that people are paying attention to what happened in Benghazi – and what your coward of a pResident did and didn’t do. And they’re taking it all into consideration.
In fact, just by keeping three of my democRAT neighbors informed of all of the revelations coming out about what happened, I have been able to swing their vote from lil barry to Romney. And I have two others who are doing a lot of listening but haven’t committed to changing – but they’re close.
Suck it, gummylips.

Solaratov on November 2, 2012 at 1:34 AM

Did the people in New Orleans dumpster dive?

Schadenfreude on November 2, 2012 at 1:35 AM

John the Libertarian on November 2, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Yes. We live for those moments of unbridled creativity, those flashes of intensity.

It almost makes it bearable.

You know, the worst thing, though, is when you hit that mark, you write something that sings. You think ‘This is it, this is why I write.’

Then… they find so many ways to screw it all up. lol!

thatsafactjack on November 2, 2012 at 1:35 AM

You just can’t fix stupid.

Mitsouko on November 2, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Sure you can…just like any broken TV or radio, you slap the sh!t out of it until it tunes in right.

I volunteer to do just that right now for this guy.

BlaxPac on November 2, 2012 at 1:36 AM

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