Romney: Vote for love of country, not revenge

posted at 11:31 am on November 3, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

ICYMI, on the campaign trail on Ohio on Friday, the president had just a few choice words about why people should get out and vote in response to rally-goers booing at the mention of Mitt Romney.

I won’t even waste a facepalm on this swing-and-a-miss, but I have to wonder: What, exactly, was the president thinking here? (I think it’s safe to guess that that was not on the teleprompter.) I realize it was meant to be a casually funny, throwaway remark, but when you’ve run such a doggedly negative campaign and people are craving that good ol’ Hopenchange spirit of days gone by, it just sounds snide and petty. This is the time in the race when you’d think both candidates would be going for an uplifting, positive tone, and “revenge” is a pretty harsh and loaded word that begs some logical questions: Revenge against whom? The GOP candidate who’s had the audacity to challenge him and his failed policies in this pesky democratic system of ours? Or, perhaps, could it be for revenge against the stagnant economy and failed policies of the last four years? That would make much more sense.

What’s more, it sets Romney up for some wholesome rejoinders, like this one:

Did you see what President Obama said today? He asked his supporters to vote for “revenge.” For “revenge.” Instead, I ask the American people to vote for love of country.

Easy peasy. This was at a mega-rally in Ohio last night, by the way, that turned up tens of thousands of supporters and included dozens of bigtime GOPers who’ll be stumping on Romney’s behalf throughout the battleground states in the closing days. Coming to a swing state near you, via CNN:

At least 40 of those surrogates appeared at the chilly outdoor rally with Romney and Ryan that drew a massive audience in the Cincinnati suburb– crowd estimates ranged from 18,000 to 30,000 – and included a performance by Kid Rock, who belted out “Born Free” from on top of a piano.

Guests included 2008 GOP presidential nominee Arizona Sen. John McCain; Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida; House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio; and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani who delivered a series of blistering zingers against the president who rallied the crowd with line after line of reasons why Obama should “resign” and faulting him for “incompetence” over the Libya consulate attacks. …

Of the GOP powerhouse Romney said, “They are about to Fan out across the entire nation to make sure we have victory on November 6, and some comic on the team has named us the Romney-Ryan Real Recovery Road Rally – I got it out – that’s R6 for short.They’re going to make sure we win. Ohio is the center place. We’re going to make sure this is the place we take. And we’re going to take back the White House.”


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Atomic bomb.

bluegill on November 3, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Kaboom!!!!

Wigglesworth on November 3, 2012 at 11:34 AM

That response was quick and clever. Who says that Romney is out of touch? The revenge statement just adds to the proof that Obama is not in it for America.

DAT60A3 on November 3, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Fearless leader threw out that line like he threw that opening pitch not long back and Romney didn’t even have to swing hard to score a run if not a homer.

sanjuro on November 3, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Cuomo brings free gas to NY…

d1carter on November 3, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Really, revenge for what??? For whooping your azz in the first debate? For daring to even run against you? Unbelievable.

BeachBum on November 3, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Check out these two hags.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_Es82leIkE

Cher is looking a bit Vampira there herself and she has the gall to call Paul Ryan a vampire?

Marcus on November 3, 2012 at 11:36 AM

The contrast of mindsets between the candidates is amazing.

Liam on November 3, 2012 at 11:36 AM

good line.

rob verdi on November 3, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Even George Lucas knew that “revenge” was a wrong word to use.

I guess Obama is not the president we were looking for…

profitsbeard on November 3, 2012 at 11:37 AM

That is the campaign in a nutshell. What type of President do you want? What type of America do you want?

gophergirl on November 3, 2012 at 11:38 AM

I’m still wondering what the president wants *revenge* for. Any liberal commenter care to offer what other American’s have done to Democrats that deserves, *revenge*.

hawkdriver on November 3, 2012 at 11:38 AM

What, exactly, was the president thinking here?

He was thinking that he has already lost this election and all he has left is that final spiteful act of rage and revenge.

In Obama’s World

SWalker on November 3, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Romney-Ryan Real Recovery Road Rally

Has a nice ring to it.
Certainly better than some stupid “revenge” message.

R6 to Nov6.

MichaelGabriel on November 3, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Romney already has a tv ad out with this.

changer1701 on November 3, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Such a stark contrast between the candidates, the choice is very easy for anyone who takes the time to compare. Unfortunately some don’t but I hope more are able to see that Mitt is the better choice.

Brat on November 3, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Easy layup from Mittens. Can’t wait to see [INSERT DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE NAME HERE] being forced to flee from Obama’s tenure in office in 2016 in order to position him/herself as a moderate. The left will seethe with rage, and the mere thought of Obama’s pale face turning red at home upon seeing his glorious legacy disavowed on a national scale gets me hot and bothered in unmentionable ways.

mintycrys on November 3, 2012 at 11:39 AM

I made a job offer to an undecided voter yesterday. Then I sent her the clip of Obama seeking revenge.

If she does vote for Obama, I rescind the offer.

patman77 on November 3, 2012 at 11:40 AM

hippie mitt? lol! final days rethoric, mitt has the advantage after the revenge comments, but its little stuff.

nathor on November 3, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Revenge against whom? The GOP candidate who’s had the audacity to challenge him and his failed policies in this pesky democratic system of ours?

Um, yeah, exactly. See narcissistic personality disorder, symptoms thereof. Unteleprompted Obama is the real Obama, and the real Obama is not a pretty sight.

Fabozz on November 3, 2012 at 11:41 AM

I can’t wait to wake up Nov.7th to a Romney/Ryan win.

conservativegrandma on November 3, 2012 at 11:41 AM

I’ve heard (and used) the phrase: Living well is the best revenge. But that assumes enemies who didn’t think you would, could, or deserved ‘The Good Life’.

Voting is the best revenge, must also assume an enemy who–what exactly?

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on November 3, 2012 at 11:42 AM

This just shows that Obama is on the cusp of defeat and that he knows it. Couple this with Obama’s silly emphasis on Romney’s “Jeeps to China” ad yesterday and it further demonstrates that Obama has no concrete theme upon which to base (and persuade the voters of) his second term.

Somewhat OT, but I think that Obama looks and sounds like hell right now. In the recent Red Cross ad he looks pale, in need of a shave and just downright beat. Maybe it’s just me but Romney looks like someone ready to take the reins and Obama looks like someone ready to hand them over.

volnation on November 3, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Really, revenge for what??? For whooping your azz in the first debate? For daring to even run against you? Unbelievable.

BeachBum on November 3, 2012 at 11:36 AM

I asked that question last night. I’d been out of Internet/TV contact for 3 days, and wondered what the context was.

Did 0bama just throw it out there by itself? That’s a 13-second clip and it doesn’t show the context.

What is the revenge against? Is this his inner sense of black “repression” coming through whwn he’s tired? You know that he and Romney have to be exhausted to the bone. I don’t know how McCain did it in ’08. I guess that McCain’s time in the torture cells made him tough. I don’t think I could keep up this pace, and I’m younger than all of them.

Mr. President, what is the offense that you are asking people to take revenge for?

Context?

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 11:44 AM

That quote from Romney was great…I am sure MSNBC will lead off with that all weekend….HAHAHAHA!! They must be devasted, as the early voting shows the Republican’s are hammering the dems.

I have already voted, just make sure all of you vote who have not voted early…this is going to be historic.

right2bright on November 3, 2012 at 11:44 AM

So if 0bama loses, what will his revenge be upon America?

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 11:45 AM

included dozens of bigtime GOPers who’ll be stumping on Romney’s behalf

Where are the big time Democrats stumping for Hussein? Have only seen other candidates in each state (Kaine in VA for example) with him. Pelosi? Reid? I guess they don’t want his stench on them.

Brat on November 3, 2012 at 11:45 AM

I can’t wait to wake up Nov.7th to a Romney/Ryan win.

conservativegrandma on November 3, 2012 at 11:41 AM

You won’t wake up toe a Romney win, you will go to bed knowing it was a Romney win…everything basically will happen on the East coast, by 9 pm EST, you will know who the winner is…

right2bright on November 3, 2012 at 11:45 AM

I can’t wait to wake up Nov.7th to a Romney/Ryan win.

conservativegrandma on November 3, 2012 at 11:41 AM

I can’t wait to hear the Obama concession speech Nov 6th at about 10pm…

SWalker on November 3, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Awesome. I love it when the most Smartest Man Ever goes off prompter.

Nikkia2112 on November 3, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Check out these two hags.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_Es82leIkE

Cher is looking a bit Vampira there herself and she has the gall to call Paul Ryan a vampire?

Marcus on November 3, 2012 at 11:36 AM

That clip should come with some kind of warning.

VegasRick on November 3, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Revenge is a dish best served cold, Bammie.

Wethal on November 3, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Saw that line as it was happening, and broke out in a hearty guffaw.

Revenge is a dish best served cold. I hear it is very cold, in Chicago…

JohnGalt23 on November 3, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Somewhat OT, but I think that Obama looks and sounds like hell right now. In the recent Red Cross ad he looks pale, in need of a shave and just downright beat. Maybe it’s just me but Romney looks like someone ready to take the reins and Obama looks like someone ready to hand them over.
volnation on November 3, 2012 at 11:43 AM

I noticed the same thing. Obama looks angry, worn and defeated. This is not what a winning candidate looks like.

Obama knows that it’s over for him.

bluegill on November 3, 2012 at 11:46 AM

It’s the “you didn’t build that” dumbazz quip all over again.

His true colors shine through.

tru2tx on November 3, 2012 at 11:46 AM

BTW, that trollfest on Hot Air last night was beyond annoying, it was repulsive.
The vast majority of the commenters here are intelligent, clever and worth reading.
However, if the Hot Air management feels it is useful to let discussions here turn into a troll circle jerk for the next three days, there are plenty of other sites to visit for news and discussion.

MichaelGabriel on November 3, 2012 at 11:47 AM

What makes a man like Ringo Obama Doc, makes him do the things he does?

A man like Ringo Obama has a great empty hole right through the middle of him. He can never kill let die without sending help enough or steal tax enough or inflict enough pain to ever fill it.

What does he need?

Revenge.

For What?

Being born.

PleaseFlyOver on November 3, 2012 at 11:47 AM

And what are your reasons for running for President of the United States?

Don’t say revenge. Don’t say revenge. Don’t say revenge…

RINO in Name Only on November 3, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Obama knows that it’s over for him.

bluegill on November 3, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Rev. 12:12 But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short.

SWalker on November 3, 2012 at 11:48 AM

This is exactly why Mrs. Strozek, who has never voted for a Republican in her life, is voting for Mittens.

She doesn’t like the strident and the conflictual, and hated Obama and Biden in the debates..

(Why she married me is anyone’s guess)

Bruno Strozek on November 3, 2012 at 11:48 AM

You won’t wake up toe a Romney win, you will go to bed knowing it was a Romney win…everything basically will happen on the East coast, by 9 pm EST, you will know who the winner is…

right2bright on November 3, 2012 at 11:45 AM

In Ohio, the first votes to be counted are the early votes/absentees, so it will be obvious immediately if Romney can overcome the deficit.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Good line, but too little, too late.

Stoic Patriot on November 3, 2012 at 11:49 AM

With all due respect, Obama isn’t steeped in Christian principles. Not by his parents, or his grandparents. His church of 20 years is all about social justice and black liberation. When Obama himself invokes lines from the Bible to support his political points, which in itself misses the point, he more frequently misuses them, twists them, to make his point. One of the first times he quoted the “love thy neighbor” line it came out something like “do unto others as they do unto you”. Believing that charity comes from the government. Having sympathy for blasphemy laws of Islam over freedom of speech.

So when he talks about taking revenge, that feels right to him, spiritually. I’d contrast that with Romney, who really gets the ideal of brotherly love and how to treat others.

Paul-Cincy on November 3, 2012 at 11:50 AM

What is the revenge against? Is this his inner sense of black “repression” coming through whwn he’s tired?

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 11:44 AM

He’s been repressing his true self publicly since 2004. Make no mistake though, if he loses he’s set to go full on Rev. Wright soon after he’s booted from the WH. As bad as he’s been in office I wonder what damage he’ll attempt to inflict as an ex-president with a massive grudge against the country that he once led but then rejected him. He’s a tragedy on so many levels.

volnation on November 3, 2012 at 11:51 AM

In Ohio, the first votes to be counted are the early votes/absentees, so it will be obvious immediately if Romney can overcome the deficit.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Hey aren’t you that wanker that posted a Ohio D+9 poll claiming it was a D+2 poll?

SWalker on November 3, 2012 at 11:51 AM

So what do we do if 0bama loses and then begins signing a blizzard of damaging Executive Orders – unconstitutionally legislating from the executive office?

Do we need a constitutional amendment banning executive orders by a lame-duck president?

Sure, Romney could overturn them all, but that’s a chaotic way to run a country…. 0bama could write an executive order ordering fleets of limos to the Arizona desert to pick up the illegals at the border… he could write an executive order removing the warheads from all nukes….

Just speaking theoretically…. but wouldn’t a lame-duck 0bama become a clear and present danger to the safety of the republic?

And what could be done, if anything?

You think Bill Clinton’s pardons were bad? Watch who 0bama lets out of jail.

Blago will be the first one.

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Check out these two hags.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_Es82leIkE

Cher is looking a bit Vampira there herself and she has the gall to call Paul Ryan a vampire?

Marcus on November 3, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Cher does not look human at all. It’s really obvious if you see her on a show like Letterboy or Lenno beside someone who is human.

slickwillie2001 on November 3, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Michelle said that folks need not to worry about Barack and Michelle and the girls…they’ll be fine if they lose the election.

Barry says not to vote for revenge…

Evita and Juan Mooch and Barry really need to get together and write one of those Andrew Lloyd Weber type musicals.

“Don’t Cry for Me South Chicago.”

“And the Money Kept Rolling in (And Out).”

“High Flying, Adored.” [Low Balling and Abhorred.)

If this clown gets re-elected we can expect him doubling down on the Executive Orders, a lot higher taxes, a lot higher unemployment, a lot more Islamist attacks all across the globe, and eviscerated armed forces…and a lot more. But fear not. Wednesdays will still be Wagyu steak night at the White House…and Beyonce and Jay-Z will still be regular welcome guests…as will all of those entertainment elites who help foist Obama on us all back in 2008.

coldwarrior on November 3, 2012 at 11:52 AM

For those saying the two men are the same, you’re wrong. Just consider their values and message to see a difference.

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Revenge

I call your revenge and raise ya a nation that is sick to death of your malarkey…

Yeah, buddy, I got your ‘revenge’ swinging…

Don’t let the door hit your azz on the way out Mr Smarty Pants!

The Louse in da House is the man who is all mouth and NO trousers!!

Our ‘revenge’ will be sweet!!

Scrumpy on November 3, 2012 at 11:52 AM

So if 0bama loses, what will his revenge be upon America?

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Endless lawsuits, recounts, executive orders, pardons, and trying to incite race riots? Oh, and Moochelle is going to take the china and the ice cube trays when they are forced to vacate. Another commenter said there will probably be fingernail marks in the resolute desk from Barry having to be drug out of the oval office kicking and screaming.

Kataklysmic on November 3, 2012 at 11:53 AM

I can’t wait to hear the Obama concession speech Nov 6th at about 10pm…

SWalker on November 3, 2012 at 11:45 AM

That speech will start out with “My legal team assures me that they will fight this all the way to the Supreme Court, the World Court and the United Nations”

DAT60A3 on November 3, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Obama has departed from the teleprompter and let the mask down, and I think it will sink him. Almost everyone hates how divided our politics has become. Obama has firmly put himself on the wrong side of this and Romney on the right.

Obama’s vengeful statement and Romney’s ad will help move this election.

WannabeAnglican on November 3, 2012 at 11:53 AM

http://twitchy.com/2012/11/02/as-election-day-nears-obama-supporters-step-up-riot-threats/

Here is the “revenge” that obambi speaks of. Be prepared

VegasRick on November 3, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Can someone photoshop the Obama logo with the word REVENGE replacing FORWARD?

blink on November 3, 2012 at 11:45 AM

THREAD WINNER!!

Khun Joe on November 3, 2012 at 11:54 AM

blink on November 3, 2012 at 11:51 AM

And the dike is not pleased.

coldwarrior on November 3, 2012 at 11:54 AM

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 11:51 AM

If he goes pardon-happy, I would expect the list to be long and full of violent criminals, some even on death row.

Liam on November 3, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Scrumpy on November 3, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Well said, Scrumpy! Thanks again for the tune last night. It came at just the right time and I really appreciate it. :)

thatsafactjack on November 3, 2012 at 11:55 AM

I don’t remember Jimmy Carter doing anything bad between November 1980 and January 1981.

I remember Rosalyn Carter’s evil scowl at the Reagan inauguration.

If Mitt wins, I hope that FoxNews will do a real-time split-screen of Michelle on one side and Rosalyn Carter on the other… then show a vote number wher we can call to vote for the sorest First Loser.

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Revenge is a poison meant for others that we end up swallowing ourselves. Vengeance is a dark light that blinds all who seek it. The untroubled soul knows there is no justice in revenge. The untroubled soul knows that to seek vengeance is to seek destruction.

CorporatePiggy on November 3, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Revenge is a dish best served cold, Bammie.

Wethal on November 3, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Isn’t that an old Klingon proverb?

FuzzyLogic on November 3, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Um, yeah, exactly. See narcissistic personality disorder, symptoms thereof. Unteleprompted Obama is the real Obama, and the real Obama is not a pretty sight.

Fabozz on November 3, 2012 at 11:41 AM

#6. Becoming jealous easily

Jealousy and its cousins envy and revenge. Half of Obama’s campaign is based on envy, against one of the 10 commandments, for goodness sake:

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

It’s also one of the 7 deadly sins:

Envy
Main article: Envy
Envy
Arch in the naive with a gothic fresco from 1511 of a man with a dog-head, which symbolizes envy (Dalbyneder Church, Denmark)

Like greed and lust, Envy (Latin, invidia) is characterized by an insatiable desire. Envy is similar to jealousy in that they both feel discontent towards someones traits, status, abilities, or rewards. The difference is the envious also desire that entity and covet it.

Paul-Cincy on November 3, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Revenge against whom?

America. Barky’s hated her forever, and revenge is what drives him.

bofh on November 3, 2012 at 11:57 AM

After Reagan beat Pat Brown for Governor is 1966, Pat (Jerry’s dad) went on an EO signing binge…

Reagan was sworn in at his office at 00:01 (1 minute after midnight) on the first day possible and went to work cancelling them… he had the “public” swearing in later on that day…

Romney can handle it…

Khun Joe on November 3, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Scrumpy on November 3, 2012 at 11:52 AM

ROTFLMAO… Oh my Scrumpy…. Somebody ought to be blushing after writing that… o_O

SWalker on November 3, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Oh, and about that low-ball AP 18,000 crowd estimate

Drained Brain on November 3, 2012 at 11:59 AM

I remember that Jimmy Carter looked and acted dignified at the Reagan inauguration. He’d been up all night trying to free the hostages. He looked worn out and cold, wrapped up in an overcoat, but at peace.

At that moment, I was actually proud of President Carter, seeing how hard he had tried until the end. It spoke well of our system I respected Carter watching him sit there and watch Reagan take his job.

I don’t know if I would feel the same feelings if it’s 0bama sitting there and giving Romney the stink-eye.

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 11:59 AM

CorporatePiggy on November 3, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Thanks for posting this. It’s timely, and it’s perspicacious.

thatsafactjack on November 3, 2012 at 11:59 AM

If he goes pardon-happy, I would expect the list to be long and full of violent criminals, some even on death row.

Liam on November 3, 2012 at 11:54 AM

So what do we do if 0bama frees the Blind Sheik?

Form a posse to make a citizen’s arrest before he’s flown back to his mosque?

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 12:01 PM

So if 0bama loses, what will his revenge be upon America?

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 11:45 AM

I’m more concerned about his revenge upon America if he wins.

PatMac on November 3, 2012 at 12:01 PM

I can’t wait to wake up Nov.7th to a Romney/Ryan win.

conservativegrandma on November 3, 2012 at 11:41 AM

I don’t know about you, but I won’t be waking up on November 7th, because I will have spent the night wide awake in total ecstasy over a Romney/Ryan victory. And as far as waiting all night for it to finally materialize is concerned, forget it. It will be a conclusive victory within a couple of hours of the last polls closing on the west coast.

HiJack on November 3, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Another commenter said there will probably be fingernail marks in the resolute desk from Barry having to be drug out of the oval office kicking and screaming.

Kataklysmic on November 3, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Sort of like these?

bofh on November 3, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Vote for Romney for any reason your heart desires. Vote against Obama for the same. ABO.

Philly on November 3, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Revenge? I dread to think what this small person intends to do to America between the election and the inaguration, to take revenge, if he loses.
The real Messiah tells us that revenge is His alone. The faux messiah won’t tolerate competition.

Don L on November 3, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Any EO’s Obama signs can be reversed on the first day of a new administration via a new EO.

blink on November 3, 2012 at 11:53 AM

So we’re OK, as a nation, with 2-1/2 months of chaotic rules that are supposed in effect b ut then have to be overturned on Jan. 20?

That’s no way to run a nation. There has to be some sort of strict oversight over the actions of a lame-duck president between November and January.

This is a big flaw in our system. You see, the Founders never imagined that Congress would let the President get away with writing legislation, in the form of Executive Orders, from the Oval Office.

We have ourselves to blame.

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 12:03 PM

It will be a conclusive victory within a couple of hours of the last polls closing on the west coast.

HiJack on November 3, 2012 at 12:01 PM

My money is on it being over probably before I even get a chance to vote out here in Southern California, and I plan on voting at around noon Pacific Standard Time.

SWalker on November 3, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Wonder if Obama will actually attend the Romney Inaugural?

There is no requirement that a departing president attend.

coldwarrior on November 3, 2012 at 12:04 PM

If Romney wins, I can see hecklers going off all during his inaugural speech.

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 12:04 PM

When I heard that “revenge” thing, I thought, For what? For having the audacity to run against you? I mean, how arrogant can Obama be!

BettyRuth on November 3, 2012 at 12:05 PM

I am expecting two things:

1) Obama is going to have his head handed to him on Tuesday in a total landslide that will embarrass the daylights out of him.

2) That when the Obama Administration leaves the White House, they will leave it in a condition that will make the trashing the Clinton Administration left when they departed the White House look like a slight case of littering.

pilamaye on November 3, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Revenge against whom?

It was a “dog whistle” and I think we all know exactly what he meant by it.

Flora Duh on November 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

So what do we do if 0bama frees the Blind Sheik?

Form a posse to make a citizen’s arrest before he’s flown back to his mosque?

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Nothing can legally be done about it. The president has the authority to pardon, without giving a reason. But I would be more concerned about all the Americans who might be released back into society. Just imagine another dozen serial killers out there who were safely tucked away in prison. Or serial rapists, pedophiles, spouse abusers/killers–all the man-hours and money spent to catch and incarcerate them the first time, to have the states need to do it all over again.

Liam on November 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

I don’t know if I would feel the same feelings if it’s 0bama sitting there and giving Romney the stink-eye.

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 11:59 AM

That assumes Obama has the class to show up at all. I wouldn’t put it past Barry and Michelle to skip the inauguration out of spite if it’s close (or even if its not) in an attempt to discredit or otherwise damage Romney’s first term. You wait, if he loses everything he says and does will be cloaked in racial hatred, beginning with his chair being empty next to the Romneys in January.

But then again, if his chair is empty maybe Clint could introduce Mitt and look at Obama’s empty seat and say “I told you so”…. that would rock.

volnation on November 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Wonder if Obama will actually attend the Romney Inaugural?

There is no requirement that a departing president attend.

coldwarrior on November 3, 2012 at 12:04 PM

John Quincy Adams refused to attend Andrew Jackson’s inaugural.

Departure

John Quincy Adams left office on March 4, 1829, after losing the election of 1828 to Andrew Jackson. Adams did not attend the inauguration of his successor, Andrew Jackson, who had openly snubbed him by refusing to pay the traditional “courtesy call” to the outgoing president during the weeks before his own inauguration.[5] He was one of only three presidents who chose not to attend their respective successor’s inauguration; the others were his father and Andrew Johnson

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Quincy_Adams

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

I don’t know about you, but I won’t be waking up on November 7th, because I will have spent the night wide awake in total ecstasy over a Romney/Ryan victory. And as far as waiting all night for it to finally materialize is concerned, forget it. It will be a conclusive victory within a couple of hours of the last polls closing on the west coast.

HiJack on November 3, 2012 at 12:01 PM

I’m with you. I put in for a vacation day Wednesday over two months ago, knowing I’d be staying up all night, watching the returns.

PatMac on November 3, 2012 at 12:07 PM

In 3 more days, Michelle Obama will no longer be proud of her country. But, I sure will be proud of mine!

kingsjester on November 3, 2012 at 12:07 PM

thatsafactjack on November 3, 2012 at 11:55 AM
You are most welcome :-)

SWalker on November 3, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Wot me blush? Too long in the tooth to worry about that!! :-)

My ‘fingers’ do the talking sometimes a bit ahead of my thoughts, but heck, I say it as I see it!

He IS all mouth and no trousers!! lmao

Scrumpy on November 3, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Something tre cool about john Quincy Adams…. he is the earliest president of which there is an actual photograph. Click my wiki link above and check him out in 1843, five years before he died in the U.S. Capitol during an intense, losing, legislative fight over the Mexican-American War (he became a Congressman after his presidency)

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Somewhat OT, but I think that Obama looks and sounds like hell right now. In the recent Red Cross ad he looks pale, in need of a shave and just downright beat. Maybe it’s just me but Romney looks like someone ready to take the reins and Obama looks like someone ready to hand them over.

volnation on November 3, 2012 at 11:43 AM

He really does sound shrill and angry. His pitch is too high, and his petulant nature is in full display. Even so his base will vote for him.

Mitt is just the opposite…. cool, calm, precise, and he takes BO’ hits the way an adult should. He never seems to get angry.

Mitt looks great. He sounds superb, and as time has passed he seems to gain energy. Pretty amazing progress in his campaign.

Cody1991 on November 3, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Vote for saving her.

Schadenfreude on November 3, 2012 at 12:09 PM

If he goes pardon-happy, I would expect the list to be long and full of violent criminals, some even on death row.

Liam on November 3, 2012 at 11:54 A

I’ve thought the ultimate finger in the eye move would be to issue a blanket pardon for any illegal alien present in the U.S. up to when he leaves office. That’s something that I don’t know how you’d undo.

volnation on November 3, 2012 at 12:10 PM

My daughter said, “Revenge on who? Him?”

BWHAHWHAWHWHAHAAAAAAA!

UnderstandingisPower on November 3, 2012 at 12:10 PM

So if 0bama loses, what will his revenge be upon America?

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 11:45 AM

I’m more concerned about his revenge upon America if he wins.

PatMac on November 3, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Citizenship for illegal aliens by Executive Order. In either case.

slickwillie2001 on November 3, 2012 at 12:11 PM

If a rightist would have said this, Janet Napolitano would have taken him/her in.

Schadenfreude on November 3, 2012 at 12:11 PM

It was a “dog whistle” and I think we all know exactly what he meant by it.

Flora Duh on November 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Yep. Like this.

And, of course, Bill Maher continues to be despicable.

Cody1991 on November 3, 2012 at 12:12 PM

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