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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Here is a bho supporter who says ‘white people’ should vote for the ‘white guy, bho’! This is a new one to me!

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/chris-rocks-message-to-white-voters-vote-for-the-white-guy-obama/
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letget on November 3, 2012 at 12:52 PM

From Boss Emeritus’ Twitchy feed, to follow the Bill Maher comment. C’mon, people.

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

Philly on November 3, 2012 at 12:32 PM

I have no doubt that some of those people are serious about rioting if Obama loses. To those who live in a large city (especially in a swing state), three words: Lock and load!

TXUS on November 3, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Yep. He was so proud! I told him it reminded me of my first vote – voted for RR just like him voting R/R and getting rid of a one term disaster.

VegasRick on November 3, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Good for him – that’s just awesome.

gophergirl on November 3, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Revenge

Flora nails it.

“Revenge” is a telling bit of Obama projection. He hates Romney (and what/who he stands for) and feels personally attacked by him, thus requiring revenge for justice to be served. He assumes people who boo Romney think the same as he, so he projects that they want revenge just as he does.

petefrt on November 3, 2012 at 12:53 PM

lorien1973 on November 3, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Well W wasn’t the delicate little flower that The Won is.

Cindy Munford on November 3, 2012 at 12:54 PM

and how you could ever support that kind of person?

Dr. Demento on November 3, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Quite easily, if he can post this……

Benghazi, LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nobody cares about Benghazi.

gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Solaratov on November 3, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Locked and loaded here, but not worried much. Politics aren’t that intense here in Louisiana. Some of the blacks may get pretty upset, but really people are a bit more mellow down by the bayou. It’s legal here to have a loaded weapon under your seat and so that’s an extra bit of public stability in that if anyone gets crazy, there are plenty of locals would could restore the peace and protect others in the unlikely event.

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Presidential Politics aren’t that intense here in Louisiana.

FIFM

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 12:56 PM

An interesting tidbit about the 2013 inauguration: January 20 falls on a Sunday, but the public ceremonies will be held on Monday, January 21. Obama’s term ends at noon January 20, so assuming Romney wins, Romney will take the oath on January 20 in a private (but televised) ceremony. So will the Obamas stick around until the public ceremonies?

Link here.

JenWestin on November 3, 2012 at 12:56 PM

I love this kid

Sam Ryan

gophergirl on November 3, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Unless it gets on the morning/nightly news or big headlines, it means nothing.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 12:35 PM

You really have no idea how many FDR Democrats, liberals and Independents watch FOX news, do you?

Flora Duh on November 3, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Hard to believe that the guy who promised to “punish our enemies” is now talking about voting for “revenge.”

If you watch the clip itself, it’s not clear at all what Obama’s supporters are supposed to want revenge for. Obama mentions Romney’s name in the context of his run for the Senate in Massachusetts — back when Romney was quite the moderate — and the audience starts to boo. Obama says “no, no. Don’t boo. Vote. Vote. Voting is the best revenge.” Revenge for what? Him running for the Senate? Revenge for Romney daring to challenge Obama? I understand Obama is bitter. That’s been obvious for a while. But it’s just a weird and narcissistic assumption that his supporters want “revenge” too. Doesn’t mean it’s wrong, though. Which makes the whole thing even creepier.

Bitter Clinger, Obama! What a thug he is, the hoax/pox upon the land. Out, out, out…hopefully with 47%.

Schadenfreude on November 3, 2012 at 12:58 PM

These people on Twitter seriously threatening riots are just loudmouths blowing off steam. I doubt they have the clout to start a riot, especially if the vote margins are wide. It’s also not like they’re going to march to a ‘white’ neighborhood and start something there. They’ll burn their own.

Maher is another angry white liberal with his puny little threat. He must be furious that his cool million hasn’t really helped. Talk about a bad investment!

I’m sure many of them would like the things to happen if Obama loses, but I doubt much will materialize.

Liam on November 3, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Just tuned in to Glenn Beck and saw his efforts to raise $$ for hurricane victims. Apparently (no surprise) the devastation is being underplayed by the media while hyping both FEMA, Obamalama/ Napoliannabutt’s efforts there.

If any of you could help this is a great opportunity to help these people that are being overlooked.

Here’s the story with the link to give $$…..this is as important as campaign giving: http://www.glennbeck.com/2012/11/01/mercury-one-helps-coney-island-following-hurricane-sandy/

On Cavuto’s show this morning, he was saying the same thing via a Wall Street executive who out personally getting help/supplies to one of the NY islands on which he lives. He says that FEMA and Napoliannabutt just drive up and down the streets, taking notes……doing nothing. So, he’s began a personal campaign to help these people that aren’t being helped……Gov’t is failing it’s job. BIG SURPRISE!

IF OTHERS COULD PASS THIS LINK AROUND ON THIS SITE TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE HAS A CHANCE TO HELP THESE VICTIMS, YOU’D BE DOING GOD’S WORK.

avagreen on November 3, 2012 at 12:51 PM

BTW, he’s going through the churches in the area to give help.

avagreen on November 3, 2012 at 12:58 PM

My idea of “revenge” will be watching all the heads explosions on MSNBC on Election Night.

pilamaye on November 3, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Of course he will vacation and party, that’s all he’s done for four years, but the merdivorous Valerie Jarrett won’t. Little Bammie will sign anything she drops on the coffee table in the ESPN TV room.

slickwillie2001 on November 3, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Hmmmm…. I tend to overlook VJ at times…probably because I’d rather not think about her – very creepy.

IIRC, a number of Republican Senators sent BO a letter last week advising against major, shall we say ‘initiatives’?, between the election and inauguration. Unfortunately, I can’t locate the article.

I’m not as worried as some. If BO loses, it will be a crushing blow to his ego. There’s a part of NPD (I have a younger sister who fits the classic definition of this disorder – many years of dealing with it) which is that they feel inferior and are emotionally fragile. It’s certainly possible for BO to go weird, however I don’t think he will be terribly effective.

Anyway, I’m not too worried even if VJ steps up her game. It can be undone.

Cody1991 on November 3, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Here is a bho supporter who says ‘white people’ should vote for the ‘white guy, bho’! This is a new one to me!

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/chris-rocks-message-to-white-voters-vote-for-the-white-guy-obama/
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letget on November 3, 2012 at 12:52 PM

ROTFLMAO… That was just plain funny, and contrary to the opinions posted in the comment section at the Blaze I don’t think Chris rock was endorsing Obama in that routine. Sounds more like he was mocking the living carp out of him.

SWalker on November 3, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Liam on November 3, 2012 at 12:58 PM

They should at least wait until the inauguration, Obama doesn’t need more mess to go wrong while he is office.

Cindy Munford on November 3, 2012 at 12:59 PM

The problem with riots, versus organized protests, is that innocent people and property usually get hurt. Rioters feel free to attack randon persons and things.

This is why rioters should be dealt with harshly and swiftly… they create an unusually unruly and dangerous public menace. In our country you have the right to petition for the redress of grievances, not to go all animal.

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Joe Biden revealed his vacation plans to a Miami radio station earlier today:

“You need to take a vacation!” the host told the vice president of the United States.

“Well, I’m going to take a vacation about about three days after this election is over,” Biden revealed. “That’s what they told me.”

I hope we “miss him” after January. Well miss his jewels of ignorance, I mean.

PappyD61 on November 3, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Flora nails it.

“Revenge” is a telling bit of Obama projection. He hates Romney (and what/who he stands for) and feels personally attacked by him, thus requiring revenge for justice to be served. He assumes people who boo Romney think the same as he, so he projects that they want revenge just as he does.

petefrt on November 3, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Notice that he said “voting is the BEST revenge.” Wonder if he was signaling to his peeps that if voting doesn’t work, it’s okay to resort to other forms of revenge. Just sayin’.

TXUS on November 3, 2012 at 1:01 PM

I just want to see this happen to Chris Matthews:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MhgnMX73Pw

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Joe Biden revealed his vacation plans to a Miami radio station earlier today:

“You need to take a vacation!” the host told the vice president of the United States.

“Well, I’m going to take a vacation about about three days after this election is over,” Biden revealed. “That’s what they told me.”

I hope we “miss him” after January. Well miss his jewels of ignorance, I mean.

PappyD61 on November 3, 2012 at 1:00 PM

That is beautiful!!

From Joe’s short-circuiting brain, comes what the internals are actually telling him.

Biden has been told that his ticket will lose.

Bank it. Biden just spoke truth.

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Jarrett/Obama and the rioters are promising revenge if you don’t side with them.

Bring it on! If they are anything like apologizer, kowtowing Obama, Conservatives will win without barely lifting a finger.

Frankly, I am sick of the Leftist loons calling the shots. It is going to take years to undo the havoc they have wreaked throughout the very fabric of America.

Sparky5253 on November 3, 2012 at 1:05 PM

ROTFLMAO… That was just plain funny, and contrary to the opinions posted in the comment section at the Blaze I don’t think Chris rock was endorsing Obama in that routine. Sounds more like he was mocking the living carp out of him.

SWalker on November 3, 2012 at 12:59 PM

I actually think he was talking to fellow blacks in the piece, and it was very funny!

TXUS on November 3, 2012 at 1:05 PM

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…

But a typical and routine one when a Marxist is talking about an evil greedy uncaring capitalist like Romney.

Obama hates Romney and capitalism. He tries to hide it but sometimes it slips out when he is not reading off a teleprompter.

farsighted on November 3, 2012 at 1:06 PM

TXUS on November 3, 2012 at 1:01 PM

I worry. I don’t put anything beyond this miserable little Chavez-wannabe.

petefrt on November 3, 2012 at 1:06 PM

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Would love to see Chrissy be-puddle himself live on camera when the Romney sweep results come in…when that tingle turns to tinkle.

coldwarrior on November 3, 2012 at 1:07 PM

I have no doubt that some of those people are serious about rioting if Obama loses. To those who live in a large city (especially in a swing state), three words: Lock and load!

TXUS on November 3, 2012 at 12:53 PM

The moment I watch the election get called for Romney, I’ll be setting off a firework and removing my signs. I live in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. I’ll be ready if someone wants to take revenge.

ConDem on November 3, 2012 at 1:07 PM

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

Let me take a shot at answering that.

The offense is being America, the idea and the country, the Shining City on a Hill, the Last Stand on Earth, the refuge for millions who came here over the centuries and who still come here to make a better life for themselves.

This man is every bit the professional grievance-monger as his pastor Rev. Wright is, and I wouldn’t be a bit surprised that he lets slip “G*d d*mn America” somewhere along the line.

We are not a perfect country, obviously, but we have done immense good for our own citizens and for the world, but for Obama, his wife and the Rev. Wright, the focus is always on the wrongs, the mistakes, the missteps — which I submit are blown far out of proportion to their actual effect. Think of those thirteen Rules for Radicals and the agitation to get more, more, more from the government, to get people to subtly abdicate their own self-worth over generations and think that they have been treated unfairly and poof! A whole group of people who believe they are entitled to someone else’s stuff.

But in some ways, I suspect that it is merely a device for Obama, as it was for the Russian communists, who laughed up their sleeves at the people who bought into the “revolution,” lock, stock and barrel. In that sense, it’s merely to get him what he wants, which is power more than money, although he has that, too. He is hoping that this grievance-mongering class he has built will be his legacy to keep stabbing America in the back for decades to come.

PatriotGal2257 on November 3, 2012 at 1:09 PM

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

And Big Mooch looks like someone ready to wear them.

justltl on November 3, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Axelturd

Schadenfreude on November 3, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Forgive if a repeat …
someone HAS constructed O’s Revenge slogan on campaign poster …’

http://twitchy.com/2012/11/03/pic-obamas-campaign-slogan-updated-to-capture-uplifting-message-of-revenge/?utm_source=autotweet&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=twitter

pambi on November 3, 2012 at 1:11 PM

And Big Mooch looks like someone ready to wear them.

justltl on November 3, 2012 at 1:10 PM

ROFLMAO!

TXUS on November 3, 2012 at 1:12 PM

They should at least wait until the inauguration, Obama doesn’t need more mess to go wrong while he is office.

Cindy Munford on November 3, 2012 at 12:59 PM

I think Obama would love it, since riots would validate his self-image. By Jan. 20, emotions will have cooled. Besides, liberals demand instant gratification, so if any violence happens it’ll begin Nov. 7.

Riots would work against Obama’s head and his legacy, because he would be put in position to either publicly accept defeat with grace and call for calm, or just ignore any troubles. Violence would be a no-win situation for him.

Liam on November 3, 2012 at 1:13 PM

pambi on November 3, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Wow! That is certainly appropriate. It sums up the last 4 years.

Cody1991 on November 3, 2012 at 1:15 PM

It’s also not like they’re going to march to a ‘white’ neighborhood and start something there. They’ll burn their own.

Liam on November 3, 2012 at 12:58 PM

My daughter lives in a relatively white, upper middle class neighborhood in S. Florida. A couple of months ago the local Walgreen’s pharmacy was hit by a “flash mob” of young blacks and hispanics. They wreaked havoc inside the store by turning over shelves, destroying and stealing merchandise and intimidating the white customers.

Don’t underestimate what hundreds of these types of mobs can do to neighborhoods of all races and ethnicity across the country.

Flora Duh on November 3, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Riots would work against Obama’s head and his legacy, because he would be put in position to either publicly accept defeat with grace and call for calm, or just ignore any troubles. Violence would be a no-win situation for him.

Liam on November 3, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Well look at his track record. What I think he would do would be to express sympathy for the rioters’ motivations… how they felt that justice had been denied… subtly undercutting Romney’s legitimacy, and never make a firm call to quell the riots. I think he’d just commentate on them, subtly sending a dog whistle. I see nothing in 0bama’s track record to indicate that he would actively quell any riots. He would instead try to set up “President-Select Romney” for another round of Bush-bashing.

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 1:17 PM

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 1:17 PM

That’s probably the best assessment, if trouble breaks out. I think they would be small, not the nationwide mess some on the Left seem to be hoping for.

Liam on November 3, 2012 at 1:20 PM

*sigh*

So…..no one is interested in helping the survivors?

avagreen on November 3, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Providential

Schadenfreude on November 3, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Just looked at Drudge the first time in many hours.

Bill Maher to Romney Supporters: ‘Black People Know Who You Are and They Will Come After You’…

Apparently there may be revenge taking in other ways.

farsighted on November 3, 2012 at 1:22 PM

PatriotGal2257 on November 3, 2012 at 1:09 PM

+100.

Excellent salvo; on target.

The problem with the black-grievance mentality is that actually, in the ’60s, they had made huge strides. Yet instead of focusing on workiong hard and enjoying the new-found equality, college professors and race-shillers found a way to make a living by recycling the past grievances, instead of buckling down to hard work.

The lazy way out for people like Jackson and Sharpton, etc., was to be lazy and use the grievance machine to make a living, instead of becoming productive parts of America.

How much better a country would we be if blacks had reached full-blown productivity and social health, instead of receding into ghetto/gangbang/gangsta-rap/society-hating misoygyny and dysfunction, all while spewing out fatherless babies on LBJ’s dime.

The tragedy of the black family today is almost as bad as the destitution of the 1870s.

A president – of any color – who can honestly try to address and rebuild the black family- would be my hero. I don’t like seeing my fellow citizens sunk into the sorry state that so much of black America has fallen into. I want to see them lifted up, and then to lift themselves up.

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 1:22 PM

My daughter lives in a relatively white, upper middle class neighborhood in S. Florida. A couple of months ago the local Walgreen’s pharmacy was hit by a “flash mob” of young blacks and hispanics. They wreaked havoc inside the store by turning over shelves, destroying and stealing merchandise and intimidating the white customers.

Don’t underestimate what hundreds of these types of mobs can do to neighborhoods of all races and ethnicity across the country.

Flora Duh on November 3, 2012 at 1:16 PM

That whole flash-mob situation is a powder keg, waiting for its Bernhard Goetz moment.

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 1:26 PM

LOLOLOL .. math is hard !!

Rick Moore
@RickMoore Obama this morning: “In four days you have a choice”. Margin of error +/- 1 day. Math is not his thing.

via twitchy.com

pambi on November 3, 2012 at 1:27 PM

*sigh*

So…..no one is interested in helping the survivors?

avagreen on November 3, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Unless one is local, not much to do right now, unfortunately.

As opposed to New Orleans, etc., the affected area is much more affluent, much better educated, with many more smart people to focus on the problem and get it done. I have faith in the officials of the affected area – much more than on the Gulf Coast – to get ahold of it very soon.

When New Yorkers raise hell… and Jerseyites, etc., I guarantee that somethings going to get done. Not to mention that it’s the media capital of the world.

Aside from careful donations to relief organizations, my take is that it’s going to be well in hand soon.

That said, if I were local and has resources, yes I would be doing what I could. And from the reports I’m reading, a lot of people are doing just that, to help their neighnors.

This too shall pass.

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Bill Maher to Romney Supporters: ‘Black People Know Who You Are and They Will Come After You’…

I really don’t anticipate a problem.

If some fringe black person does come after me, he/she will be shot in self-defense. So I’m not worried.

Maher is just an idiot.

And… yes, he should be fired for this comment. I think that this is his Bridge Too Far.

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Maher obviously was trying to make a cute joke, tweaking white folks’ fear of blacks, and thinking it would be funny.

That’s very not funny.

Bill Maher is not funny; he’s a disgrace.

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 1:33 PM

*sigh*

So…..no one is interested in helping the survivors?

avagreen on November 3, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Speaking of survivors, no one knows where the Benghazi survivors are, much less who they are or how they are doing. I read somewhere there were about thirty of them, with many wounded.

farsighted on November 3, 2012 at 1:33 PM

On Tuesday I just want to turn on the TV and see all the Obama buttsmoocher media gasping at the masses of Republican voters willing to wait hours in line to oust Obama. I can vote early, but I want to be part of that.

BettyRuth on November 3, 2012 at 12:29 PM

That’s what I decided on as well. Can’t wait to vote on Tuesday with my daughter who will be voting for the first time:)

She told me today that she just tweeted that if you don’t know about Benghazi you are too uninformed to vote.

Love that girl.

Jvette on November 3, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Liam on November 3, 2012 at 1:13 PM

It would be a sure fired test of his ego over his leadership.

Cindy Munford on November 3, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Just tuned in to Glenn Beck and saw his efforts to raise $$ for hurricane victims. Apparently (no surprise) the devastation is being underplayed by the media while hyping both FEMA, Obamalama/ Napoliannabutt’s efforts there.

If any of you could help this is a great opportunity to help these people that are being overlooked.

Here’s the story with the link to give $$…..this is as important as campaign giving: http://www.glennbeck.com/2012/11/01/mercury-one-helps-coney-island-following-hurricane-sandy/

On Cavuto’s show this morning, he was saying the same thing via a Wall Street executive who out personally getting help/supplies to one of the NY islands on which he lives. He says that FEMA and Napoliannabutt just drive up and down the streets, taking notes……doing nothing. So, he’s began a personal campaign to help these people that aren’t being helped……Gov’t is failing it’s job. BIG SURPRISE!

IF OTHERS COULD PASS THIS LINK AROUND ON THIS SITE TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE HAS A CHANCE TO HELP THESE VICTIMS, YOU’D BE DOING GOD’S WORK.

avagreen on November 3, 2012 at 12:51 PM

BTW, he’s going through the churches in the area to give help.

avagreen on November 3, 2012 at 12:58 PM

BUMP

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 1:35 PM

From headlines comment:

Obama has the ugliness of revenge in his heart, and worse, he’s cultivating it in himself and encouraging it in others. Hey, I’ve got plenty of faults myself, but if I were a leader in his position I’d be more careful to encourage, to use Lincoln’s phrase, the “better angels of our nature”. That’s part of what a good leader does. That’s something Romney does over and over again.

Paul-Cincy on November 3, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Paul-Cincy on November 3, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Maher obviously was trying to make a cute joke, tweaking white folks’ fear of blacks, and thinking it would be funny.

That’s very not funny.

Bill Maher is not funny; he’s a disgrace.

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Ever know someone who regularly tries to pass off a personal attack or threat as a “joke”?

He is only half-joking, knowing he can get away with it. That kind of “joke” wouldn’t get a pass coming from a Republican or conservative.

farsighted on November 3, 2012 at 1:38 PM

I really don’t anticipate a problem.

If some fringe black person does come after me, he/she will be shot in self-defense. So I’m not worried.

Maher is just an idiot.

And… yes, he should be fired for this comment. I think that this is his Bridge Too Far.

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Maybe, after the election, the MSM will be forced to do a major house cleaning for massive drop in viewership and revenue. It’s long overdue, in my book.

Liam on November 3, 2012 at 1:38 PM

BTW, he’s going through the churches in the area to give help.

avagreen on November 3, 2012 at 12:58 PM

After Katrina and Rita, the churches were the #1 most effective relief organizations I saw, bar none.

This may sound callous, and it’s not meant to be, but I am under the impression that there are a lot fewer churchgoers per capita in NYC, etc., and so I hope that churches will come from elsewhere to help. Each NYC/NJ, etc. area church will probably have more work to do because in the Deep South, churchgoing is still pretty prevalent.

I sincerely hope I didn’t offend anyone, because it was not intentional. Just passing on what I saw in 2005 down here.

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 1:38 PM

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 1:22 PM

+100

Excellent commentary yourself and I agree wholeheartedly.

I don’t know my black co-workers well enough to have any kind of heartfelt conversation with them, but I wonder what they think as they still support Obama, all while having good jobs and a strong work ethic themselves. Why would they still support a man and a liberal/Left ideology that has laid waste to a large majority of the black community?

PatriotGal2257 on November 3, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Ever know someone who regularly tries to pass off a personal attack or threat as a “joke”?

He is only half-joking, knowing he can get away with it. That kind of “joke” wouldn’t get a pass coming from a Republican or conservative.

farsighted on November 3, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Yeah, my brother does this all the time. It’s passive-aggressive and it sucks.

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Love the Romney clip. He sincerely loves our country. What a breath of fresh air it will be to have a real American patriot in the White House once more.

cheetah2 on November 3, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Just tuned in to Glenn Beck and saw his efforts to raise $$ for hurricane victims. Apparently (no surprise) the devastation is being underplayed by the media while hyping both FEMA, Obamalama/ Napoliannabutt’s efforts there.

If any of you could help this is a great opportunity to help these people that are being overlooked.

Here’s the story with the link to give $$…..this is as important as campaign giving: http://www.glennbeck.com/2012/11/01/mercury-one-helps-coney-island-following-hurricane-sandy/

On Cavuto’s show this morning, he was saying the same thing via a Wall Street executive who out personally getting help/supplies to one of the NY islands on which he lives. He says that FEMA and Napoliannabutt just drive up and down the streets, taking notes……doing nothing. So, he’s began a personal campaign to help these people that aren’t being helped……Gov’t is failing it’s job. BIG SURPRISE!

IF OTHERS COULD PASS THIS LINK AROUND ON THIS SITE TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE HAS A CHANCE TO HELP THESE VICTIMS, YOU’D BE DOING GOD’S WORK.

avagreen on November 3, 2012 at 12:51 PM

BTW, he’s going through the churches in the area to give help.

avagreen on November 3, 2012 at 12:58 PM

BUMP

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Thank you, cane loader.

I just gave $100.

avagreen on November 3, 2012 at 1:42 PM

LOLOLOL .. math is hard !!

Rick Moore
@RickMoore Obama this morning: “In four days you have a choice”. Margin of error +/- 1 day. Math is not his thing.

via twitchy.com

pambi on November 3, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Ooh, that’s good. Let him keep repeating that all day today, maybe some of his low-information supporters won’t show up at the polls until Wednesday. LOL

Flora Duh on November 3, 2012 at 1:42 PM

After Katrina and Rita, the churches were the #1 most effective relief organizations I saw, bar none.

This may sound callous, and it’s not meant to be, but I am under the impression that there are a lot fewer churchgoers per capita in NYC, etc., and so I hope that churches will come from elsewhere to help. Each NYC/NJ, etc. area church will probably have more work to do because in the Deep South, churchgoing is still pretty prevalent.

I sincerely hope I didn’t offend anyone, because it was not intentional. Just passing on what I saw in 2005 down here.

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Glenn says he’s using the local churches in Coney Island, which is the area he’s using.

Go to the link…….there’s some pics.

avagreen on November 3, 2012 at 1:44 PM

There was another great line from Romney’s speech last night that I wish they had included in the “Revenge or Love of Country” ad…

I won’t just represent one party, I’ll represent one nation.

Flora Duh on November 3, 2012 at 1:45 PM

And the MSM headline will be:
“Romney attacks President for urging supporters to vote”

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on November 3, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Glenn says he’s using the local churches in Coney Island, which is the area he’s using.

Go to the link…….there’s some pics.

avagreen on November 3, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Churches are one of the few civic organizations that still know how to feed people regularly, i.e., church social, potluck dinner, etc. Churches take an alrady functioning social network and put it to use is giving shelter to the weary and comfort to the weak.

Churches shine in natural disasters. I’ve seen it, over and over, and they kick FEMA’s tail.

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Why would they still support a man and a liberal/Left ideology that has laid waste to a large majority of the black community?

PatriotGal2257 on November 3, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Because America’s dirty little secret is… If you are a African-American/Black, you are suppose to be racists and resentful/hateful of the White majority.

SWalker on November 3, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Obama has said some really awful things about Republicans his entire tenure, it hard to believe that he is willing to put country first at this point.

Cindy Munford on November 3, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Because America’s dirty little secret is… If you are a African-American/Black, you are suppose to be racists and resentful/hateful of the White majority.

SWalker on November 3, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Yeah. [sigh]

Even the ones I know who in some cases make more money than I do. I guess identity politics trumps all, which is another 60s bomb which is very long past time to be defused.

PatriotGal2257 on November 3, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Barry is transparent. Of course he wants revenge. You haven’t seen the film 2016, Obama’s America or read the book?

bayview on November 3, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Ooh, that’s good. Let him keep repeating that all day today, maybe some of his low-information supporters won’t show up at the polls until Wednesday. LOL

Flora Duh on November 3, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Romney takes Obama’s statement about revenge and turns it into “vote for love of country.”

Obama tries to hijack Romney rally cry from last night, “four more days” by using it himself at a rally today. I hope his voters know as little as he does.

Fail.

Jvette on November 3, 2012 at 2:09 PM

One of the things that seems to be drawing women and Independents to Romney’s side is his talk of bi-partisanship once in office.

I wonder if they’ll be doing an ad showing Romney talking about that, juxtaposed with Harry Reid saying there’s no way the Senate Dems will work with him if he’s elected.

Flora Duh on November 3, 2012 at 2:10 PM

I don’t know my black co-workers well enough to have any kind of heartfelt conversation with them, but I wonder what they think as they still support Obama, all while having good jobs and a strong work ethic themselves. Why would they still support a man and a liberal/Left ideology that has laid waste to a large majority of the black community?

PatriotGal2257 on November 3, 2012 at 1:38 PM

This is antecdotal, but I’ve made a long trip with two black drivers in the last two month, one a taxi driver and another who drives wreckers over-state. Long drives causes you to talk about everything. Both of their opinions were that BHO has done a miserable job, especially with gas prices that impacted both of them. These were two guys that were two small business owners that have had to live with the results of the One’s war on business.

I don’t know if they would vote against him and I wouldn’t have asked. But if I get what they told me, there’s no joy in pulling the lever for BHO in their communities.

itsspideyman on November 3, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Churches shine in natural disasters. I’ve seen it, over and over, and they kick FEMA’s tail.

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Yup. Mitt’s right .. FEMA’s unnecessary.
Many of us southerners are very familiar with and extremely proud of the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Missions.
Hubby just today decided they will be getting some $$ from us.

pambi on November 3, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Some good Sandy info from SBRMissions.

pambi on November 3, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Only the Washington press corps still hankers for a “thrill going up the leg” or “a perfectly creased pant leg” or whatever other literary device was meant to convey a pundit’s enthrallment to the community organizer from Chicago. How about a fast-beating heart or tummy flutters?

Obama has come across as an amazingly close approximation of Jimmy Carter, complete with a slow-growth economy and a foreign policy disaster, though one of Obama’s empty boasts was he understood the Arab world especially well. His backup team of David Axelrod and David Plouffé serve as second-rate Jody Powells and Ham Jordans. Frankly, I preferred Jody and Ham.

I must in all humility admit that it took me all of two weeks into his presidency to recognize that Obama was over his head. On February 5, 2009, I said in this space that Obama’s presidency was doomed. I pronounced him a dud, unlikely to be reelected president. Said I, “…with the economy in crisis and American national security in the hands of a starry-eyed novice, one can argue that we are in for a reprise of the Carter years complete with the self-righteous pout.” Well, I argued this for almost four years and today I rest my case.

Next week President Obama goes into retirement. I hope he will consider Hawaii.

Au revoir, Mr. President.

Schadenfreude on November 3, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Oh yeah, they know the boy king stepped in it again. They’re trying to spin it away, even resorting to lying to do so. I know, I’m shocked too.

Obama campaign struggles to explain ‘revenge’ remark

CINCINNATI — A seemingly offhand utterance from President Obama has turned into a major point of contention between the two campaigns, as Team Obama tries to explain what the president meant when he told a crowd of supporters that “Voting is the best revenge.”

It happened in Springfield, Ohio Friday as Obama was discussing the economic policies of the 1990s. When Obama referred to “a Senate candidate by the name of Mitt Romney,” the crowd booed his opponent’s name — certainly not unusual reaction at political rallies of both parties. Then Obama said, “No, no, no — don’t boo, vote. Vote. Voting is the best revenge.”

It was an ugly and small-minded moment, especially for the end of a campaign when candidates usually try to stress larger, optimistic themes. Romney incorporated the “revenge” line in his speech in Ohio Friday night, saying that while Obama advises revenge, he, Romney, wants people to vote “for love of country.”

As Obama traveled to northern Ohio Saturday morning, campaign official Jen Psaki was asked about the “revenge” remark. According to a White House pool report, Psaki said Obama had been speaking in the context of Romney’s “scare tactics” in Ohio. The Republican is “frightening workers in Ohio into thinking, falsely, that they’re not going to have a job,” Psaki said, according to the pool report. “And the message [Obama] was sending is if you don’t like the policies, if you don’t like the plan that Gov. Romney is putting forward, if you think that’s a bad deal for the middle class, then you can go to the voting booth and cast your ballot. It’s nothing more complicated than that.”

The problem is, the president was actually not speaking in the context of Romney’s highly-controversial ads about bailed-out Chrysler adding production of Jeeps in China. In fact, Obama had not said a word about the Jeep controversy when he said “revenge.” His speech had touched on Hurricane Sandy, on the progress the American economy has made in the last few years, on his national security accomplishments, on the choice Americans will make on November 6, on Bill Clinton’s record — on a lot of things, but not on Jeep.

Flora Duh on November 3, 2012 at 2:24 PM

I must in all humility admit that it took me all of two weeks into his presidency to recognize that Obama was over his head.

Schadenfreude on November 3, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Me too, Mr. Tyrell, me too.

John the Libertarian on November 3, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Well, I’m sad to see that my flippant comments before Sandy… how urban elitist should get down to Toys R Us and buy a bow and arrow set to shoot the gators and rats as they come out of the sewers, has come to pass.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/queens-residents-arm-looters-article-1.1196031

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 2:28 PM

“I realize it was meant to be a casually funny, ” /// Did you see the look on his face when he said it? That was no attempt at humor. He’s a nasty commie.

sbvft contributor on November 3, 2012 at 2:29 PM

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Yeah. As usual this doesn’t fit the meme of this WH that all is well and proceeding as needed. *spit*

This is the “untold” story.

…Hurricane Sandy turned Coney Island into a disaster area — it’s decimated. Glenn explained that Mercury One found a church on Coney Island that is in the worst of it. Joe went to meet with the religious leaders on the island last night, what he found was shocking.

As the approached the pitch black island they saw at least a dozen police cars with flashing lights, generators, and big spotlights up — the officers are stationed on almost every corner. There is no power on the island, so the church is pitch-black. They go in and find the leaders sitting around a table with candles lit.

The religious leaders explained all of the things that aren’t being shown on television: the looting, the crime, ‘it’s collapsing into chaos,’ they told Joe.

The local supermarket right down the street from where they were meeting was looted, the pharmacy was almost immediately overrun by thugs and they took all of the medicine.

“They said they have received several calls from members of the church who had boarded themselves in their own apartments and are afraid to come out because of these roving gangs of kids, which are now already being named ‘wolf packs’,” Glenn explained. “They’re terrorizing the neighborhood.”

Nobody is telling their story. The Red Cross hasn’t come. FEMA hasn’t come. Nobody is coming. And this is one of the hardest hit places in the Tri-State area.

Mercury One staffer Adam Blaylock described Joe’s reaction to what he saw on Coney Island like this:

One of the things that stood out most to Kerry and those that were with him was the silence of the media. While meeting with members of the New York Christian Resource Center (NYCRC), Kerry learned that no one else had visited that Coney Island community to offer help – no relief organizations or emergency management organizations. They had been left to fend for themselves.

“I think people hear about the flooding of New York City and think of rich people with big homes,” Kerry said. “Yes, that has happened. And yes, they need our help, too. But this area was devastated. No food, no water. Roaming armed gangs. We heard sirens from the moment we arrived until we left. I could not believe how quickly the chaos started.”….

http://www.glennbeck.com/2012/11/01/mercury-one-helps-coney-island-following-hurricane-sandy/

avagreen on November 3, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Oh wow, from the lead editorial in today’s Washington Post

A security breakdown in Benghazi

NEWS REPORTING about the Sept. 11 assault on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, has moved from the political and mostly pointless issue of when the Obama administration had publicly acknowledged that a terrorist attack had taken place to more essential questions: Why was there a security failure at the consulate, and how did U.S. forces in Libya and outside the country respond to the emergency? The result is a host of unanswered questions.

[snip]

The Pentagon and CIA accounts describe a reaction to the attack that, while inadequate, was the best that could be mustered. Even if so, that leaves the question of why the various agencies were not better prepared for such an emergency, given the clear warnings. Did the Obama administration’s political preoccupation with maintaining a light footprint in Libya lead to an ill-considered reliance on local militias, rather than on U.S. forces? Given the region’s instability, why were no military rapid-reaction assets — such as Special Forces or armed drones — within reach of Northern Africa?

While the agencies separately defend themselves — or not — the White House appears determined to put off any serious discussion of Benghazi until after the election. Sooner or later, however, the administration must answer questions about what increasingly looks like a major security failure — and about the policies that led to it.

And today’s WSJ.

The Fog of Benghazi

The Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were murdered September 11 in Benghazi. That we know. But too little else about what took place before, during and after the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission is clear.

The White House says Republicans are “politicizing” a tragedy. Politicians politicize, yes, but part of their job is to hold other politicians accountable. The Administration has made that difficult by offering evasive, inconsistent and conflicting accounts about one of the most serious American overseas defeats in recent years. Unresolved questions about Benghazi loom over this election because the White House has failed to resolve them.

[snip]

Mr. Obama has made the defeat of al Qaeda a core part of his case for re-election. Yet in Benghazi an al Qaeda affiliate killed four U.S. officials in U.S. buildings, contradicting that political narrative.

The President may succeed in stonewalling Congress and the media past Election Day. But the issue will return, perhaps with a vengeance, in an Obama second term. The episode reflects directly on his competence and honesty as Commander in Chief. If his Administration is found to have dissembled, careers will be ended and his Presidency will be severely damaged—all the more so because he refused to deal candidly with the issue before the election.

America has since closed the Libya diplomatic outpost and pulled a critical intelligence unit out of a hotbed of Islamism, conceding a defeat. U.S. standing in the region and ability to fight terrorist groups were undermined, with worrying repercussions for a turbulent Middle East and America’s security. This is why it’s so important to learn what happened in Benghazi.

Got news for you champ, when you’ve got 2 of America’s most read newspapers questioning your narrative – and motive – about Benghazi, your gonads are in a vice. I just hope they keep twisting that handle.

Flora Duh on November 3, 2012 at 2:41 PM

I saw Franklin Graham on Greta the other night and his organization, Samaritan’s Purse is amazing. They have six trucks, I believe that’s right, full of chain saws and generators and all sorts of tools to help people get stated on their clean up. They work with local churches in the effected areas, setting up volunteers before they head toward the stricken area. It was amazing to see.

Cindy Munford on November 3, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Flora Duh on November 3, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Thanks to the New Media (Blogs, FB, and Twitter, the MSM can no longer ignore BenghaziGate. Obama’s toast.

Cindy Munford on November 3, 2012 at 2:45 PM

And, this was the man whom Obama would not allow to speak to our troops at Christmas.

kingsjester on November 3, 2012 at 2:51 PM

kingsjester on November 3, 2012 at 2:51 PM

He’d probably keep him out of here if he could also.

Cindy Munford on November 3, 2012 at 2:53 PM

I don’t know if they would vote against him and I wouldn’t have asked. But if I get what they told me, there’s no joy in pulling the lever for BHO in their communities.

itsspideyman on November 3, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Sure sounds that way. Let’s hope they realize the immense peril in terms of the direction the country will go if Obama is reelected.

PatriotGal2257 on November 3, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Flora Duh on November 3, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Flora, the liar in chief said in his speech again last night that AQ is decimated. He seems to think that there are enough voters who don’t know about his abject failure in Libya that he can get away with that heinous lie.

Jvette on November 3, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Cindy Munford on November 3, 2012 at 2:53 PM

You’re right.

kingsjester on November 3, 2012 at 3:08 PM

From Flora’s above link:

It was an ugly and small-minded moment, especially for the end of a campaign when candidates usually try to stress larger, optimistic themes. Romney incorporated the “revenge” line in his speech in Ohio Friday night, saying that while Obama advises revenge, he, Romney, wants people to vote “for love of country.”

It was one in a string of many, many ugly and small-minded moments of Obama’s petulant behavior that we’ve seen beginning with the 2008 campaign.

He has only one speaking style—rabble rousing. He never took the time to learn how to give a positive speech, because his entire mindset in revenge.

The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.
~Luke 6:45

INC on November 3, 2012 at 3:14 PM

WINTER PARK —

BREAKING NEWS

Early voting has been suspended at the Winter Park Library after a suspicious device was found outside.

The Orange County bomb squad has detonated that device, but now, officials said a second suspicious device was found nearby, and the bomb squad is preparing to detonate that one as well. Source

Winter Park is along the I-4 corridor. Gee, who is it that’s leading the polling in that area?

Flora Duh on November 3, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Jon Ralston ‏@RalstonReports
Early voting wrap in Nevada has ominous numbers for Romney. My analysis: http://ralstonreports.com/blog/democrats-end-71000-voter-lead-clark-near-dead-heat-washoe#.UJVZ0Gntg9Q

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Best Campaign Closing Ad Ever! Revenge, or Love of Country

I suppose we should thank the Liar in Chief for fumbling the ball this late in the game…

JohnGalt23 on November 3, 2012 at 3:22 PM

The tragedy of the black family today is almost as bad as the destitution of the 1870s.

A president – of any color – who can honestly try to address and rebuild the black family- would be my hero. I don’t like seeing my fellow citizens sunk into the sorry state that so much of black America has fallen into. I want to see them lifted up, and then to lift themselves up.

cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 1:22 PM

^^^This^^^

Solaratov on November 3, 2012 at 3:23 PM

OT: less than 200 see Stev Wieonder @ his GOTV rally for Obama in Cleveland.
Oh, the POWER of the OFA genius’ !! LOL.

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2012/11/few_know_about_stevie_wonder_a.html#incart_river

pambi on November 3, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Winter Park is along the I-4 corridor. Gee, who is it that’s leading the polling in that area?

Flora Duh on November 3, 2012 at 3:14 PM

I don’t know where the library is, but Winter Park is generally a very nice area adjoining north Orlando.

INC on November 3, 2012 at 3:31 PM

EEEK.. heay cold meds… shoulda Previewed, sorry.

STEVIE WONDER !!

pambi on November 3, 2012 at 3:32 PM

pambi on November 3, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Even with jumbled up letters I knew who you meant!

Less than 200. Now that is shocking. From your link:

Milhoan, who said he supports Obama, was one of the few people in the crowd who have not already voted.

“It would be disingenuous to say I am here because of Obama,” he said. “How do you pass up a chance to see Stevie Wonder?”

Ha ha. I would have wanted to go to see Stevie Wonder myself!

INC on November 3, 2012 at 3:35 PM

The problem with the black-grievance mentality is that actually, in the ’60s, they had made huge strides. Yet instead of focusing on workiong hard and enjoying the new-found equality, college professors and race-shillers found a way to make a living by recycling the past grievances, instead of buckling down to hard work.

…..
cane_loader on November 3, 2012 at 1:22 PM

I smell libfreeordie…it stinks.

CW on November 3, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Sounds like O is channeling his lovely wife. Where has she been this campaign season? Moochie’s always good for some hate speech.

HellCat on November 3, 2012 at 3:46 PM

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