Obamateurism of the Day

posted at 8:01 am on November 5, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

It’s difficult to keep track of the days on the campaign trail — which city you’re in (or state), what day of the week it is. Still, when you need voters to show up on Election Day, it’s probably good to get a proper count of the days until the polling places are in business, as our weekend editor Jazz Shaw pointed out:

We won’t have a problem with that, actually.

Got an Obamateurism of the Day? If you see a foul-up by Barack Obama, e-mail it to me at obamaisms@edmorrissey.com with the quote and the link to the Obamateurism. I’ll post the best Obamateurisms on a daily basis, depending on how many I receive. Include a link to your blog, and I’ll give some link love as well. And unlike Slate, I promise to end the feature when Barack Obama leaves office.

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Behold that durn Rethuglican voter suppression in action! *g*

Chuckg on November 5, 2012 at 8:02 AM

And free phones will be waiting for you.

Bishop on November 5, 2012 at 8:03 AM

Hoping tomorrow is the last day of this feature…

OmahaConservative on November 5, 2012 at 8:03 AM

Which of the 57 states was he in when he said it?

backwoods conservative on November 5, 2012 at 8:04 AM

Way worse: I can’t believe Obama wouldn’t let supporters leave his rally even though it was freezing and they had been waiting for hours. Makes him look desperate.

Dave Rywall on November 5, 2012 at 8:05 AM

The fact he has been hanging around Joe Biden too long is at long last showing.

pilamaye on November 5, 2012 at 8:05 AM

Obama said yesterday “Romney was a great salesman repackaging old ideas”

Pot meet kettle – oh wait..

Was that racist?

HoustonRight on November 5, 2012 at 8:06 AM

red bull stat

cmsinaz on November 5, 2012 at 8:07 AM

This OOTD has to be special. At no point during the last 4 years has Obama had to face “us”—-directly. Tomorrow, he gets to face us. We get to go nose to nose with him and show him exactly what we think of him–his amateur, small-ball, mom jeans, Cubs fan too, Reggie Love butt slappin’, Benghazi attack ignorin’, Val Jarrett delegatin’, Air Force One ridin’, Beyonce’ & Jizz-Z partyin and FLOTUS vacationin’ lifestyle.

I look forward to sending him into retirement where he can go focus on what he’s good at. Let us know when you figure out what that happens to be champ.

Chicago Basketball

ted c on November 5, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Dave Rywall on November 5, 2012 at 8:05 AM

TROLLCOTT!!!

OmahaConservative on November 5, 2012 at 8:07 AM

OmahaConservative on November 5, 2012 at 8:03 AM

we’ve got until Jan 20,2013 dear friend…who knows what he’ll do

cmsinaz on November 5, 2012 at 8:08 AM

I guess “Vengeance” plays on Wednesday.

Steve Eggleston on November 5, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Was that racist?

HoustonRight on November 5, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Not if you pot and kettle are stainless.

EliTheBean on November 5, 2012 at 8:09 AM

I’m guessing “Revenge” will be tomorrow’s OOTD. It would be appropriate.

aunursa on November 5, 2012 at 8:09 AM

I’ve been reminding all my liberal friends for the past week:

“Just admit it liberals, you’re not really that excited about voting for Obama this time. And remember, when/if you do vote, it’s even-odd rationing now. So Republicans vote on the 6th and Democrats vote on the 7th.”

Rovin on November 5, 2012 at 8:10 AM

Republicans and Independents vote on Tuesday, Democrats vote on Wednesday. Sounds like a plan to me.

JimK on November 5, 2012 at 8:11 AM

48 hours from now we will have President-elect Romney – God Willing.

Go look at Drudge :)

gophergirl on November 5, 2012 at 8:11 AM

I guess “Vengeance” plays on Wednesday.

Steve Eggleston on November 5, 2012 at 8:08 AM

ya mean it ain’t “Deliverance”????/

ted c on November 5, 2012 at 8:12 AM

check out the drudge redline….. A flustered POTUS, a waning moon, and some baaaaad poll numbers..

ted c on November 5, 2012 at 8:12 AM

EliTheBean on November 5, 2012 at 8:09 AM

you..you..you..1%er you. :)

HoustonRight on November 5, 2012 at 8:12 AM

we’ve got until Jan 20,2013 dear friend…who knows what he’ll do

cmsinaz on November 5, 2012 at 8:08 AM

We’ve got until noon on Jan 21st (the 20th is a Sunday). In fact that weekend will probably be the most slimiest from a very corrupt administration. Look for massive pardons of every criminal connected to these vile people.

Happy Nomad on November 5, 2012 at 8:13 AM

Obama said yesterday “Romney was a great salesman repackaging old ideas”

Pot meet kettle – oh wait..

Was that racist?

HoustonRight on November 5, 2012 at 8:06 AM

—-

Ohhhh, you mean the fact that Romney’s 5 point plan is the same as McCain’s?

Romney’s 5 point plan:
1) energy independence on this continent by 2020
2) Trade that works for America.
3) Provide Americans with the skills to succeed through better public schools, better access to higher education, and better retraining programs
4) Cut the deficit, reducing the size of government and getting the national debt under contro
5) Champion small business.

McCain’s 5 point plan in his own words:
1) “We’ll attack — we’ll attack the problem on every front. We’ll produce more energy at home.
2) “I will open new markets to our goods and services.”
3) “Education — education is the civil rights issue of this century. Equal access to public education has been gained, but what is the value of access to a failing school? We need to shake up failed school bureaucracies with competition, empower parents with choice.”
4) “I will cut government spending.”
5) “We all know that keeping taxes low helps small businesses grow and create new jobs.”

2 black pots dancing on the head of the same pin.

But Mittens gets credit for having the balls to so brazenly recycle old ides.

http://www.politicususa.com/mitt-romneys-5-point-plan-plan-mccain-08-bush-04.html

Dave Rywall on November 5, 2012 at 8:14 AM

ted c on November 5, 2012 at 8:12 AM

heh

cnn d+11 what a crock

cmsinaz on November 5, 2012 at 8:14 AM

Hoping tomorrow is the last day of this feature…

OmahaConservative on November 5, 2012 at 8:03 AM

I hope it continues until the inaguration, but with a countdown clock!

Happy Nomad on November 5, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Look for massive pardons of every criminal connected to these vile people.

Happy Nomad on November 5, 2012 at 8:13 AM

I’ve suspected the same thing. The streets are going to be flooded with murderers, rapists and everything else the democrats love. Terms of their release and pardon will be that they have to go live in a red state, i’m sure.

ted c on November 5, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Happy Nomad on November 5, 2012 at 8:13 AM

for sure….

cmsinaz on November 5, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Rasmussen apparently has Romney 49, Barry 48 in today’s tracking poll, per Drudge.

bayview on November 5, 2012 at 8:16 AM

Go look at Drudge :)

gophergirl on November 5, 2012 at 8:11 AM

That pic! He looks like someone stole his remote and can’t get the tv back on ESPN for his daily briefing.

HoustonRight on November 5, 2012 at 8:16 AM

For whom the bell tolls……

ted c on November 5, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Not gonna do it.

Soup for me!!

HoustonRight on November 5, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Hoping tomorrow is the last day of this feature…

OmahaConservative on November 5, 2012 at 8:03 AM

Tomorrow starts the clock to Jan 20th 2013.
I was just thinking of all the damage Obama could do with 3 months to think of ways to hurt us for voting against him starting with sequestration

Gwillie on November 5, 2012 at 8:18 AM

Well, in Obamamath, Wednesday equals Tuesday.

Monday + Thursday – Sunday = Food Stamps, divide by Friday gets you WEDNESDAY!

Man! EVERYone in 7th-grade Obamamath knows THAT.

// Obamamathematicians

Lourdes on November 5, 2012 at 8:18 AM

TROLLCOTT

Electrongod on November 5, 2012 at 8:19 AM

Romney Garners Obama’s Military Endorsements Times 100

Amid last week’s news that Colin Powell had endorsed Obama, attention turned to which members of the military, active and retired, might endorse Gov. Romney.

Today we know the answer in part, but on Monday we will know it full.

As of right now, “500 former military admirals and generals” are set to endorse Romney via a full page Washington Times ad on Monday. The ad will bear the caption: “We, the undersigned, proudly support Governor Mitt Romney as our nation’s next President and Commander-in-Chief.”

this math is even harder, eh….or yo Obama.?

ted c on November 5, 2012 at 8:19 AM

The fact he has been hanging around Joe Biden too long is at long last showing.

pilamaye on November 5, 2012 at 8:05 AM

Even worse to consider is, perhaps it’s the other way around.

Lourdes on November 5, 2012 at 8:21 AM

Way worse: I can’t believe Obama wouldn’t let supporters leave his rally even though it was freezing and they had been waiting for hours. Makes him look desperate.

Dave Rywall on November 5, 2012 at 8:05 AM

Hey Davy, with clear skies, you just have to wonder why Romney’s flight was not allowed to land for a whole hour at approach? A little “control tower” issue with a disgruntled Democrat? And as soon as the complaints came in, the fences were removed and the folks got to go home to their warm beds—unlike the folks in Staten Island, and a few million more who are still waiting for this liberal “leadership” to provide something more that photo-ops. #desperate

Rovin on November 5, 2012 at 8:21 AM

Hey, Axlerod! I’ve got a tip fo’ ya. How about you greasy bastages make a quick last minute pivot towards jobs!? That surefire tactic has been a winner fo’ ya all along, right? I mean, you’ve only done that move a hunnert times n’ such and look it’s gotten us like 186K..er...5 million new jobs!

tried n’ true…

ted c on November 5, 2012 at 8:22 AM

Anyone see that story about the NAACP taking over a Houston polling station? I fear that this will happen on a large scale tomorrow and no one will do anything about it for fear of being called racist.

SAZMD on November 5, 2012 at 8:22 AM

The GOP is undefeated in elections falling on November 6th. Obama was just trying to change the date.

After the Redskins loss (first time I’ve EVER cheered against them this hard), Obama’s looking for a miracle.

Washington Nearsider on November 5, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Remember now–liberals love their precious Obama! *LOL*

You know, liberals are bad enough all on their own. But their precious Obama makes them look even worse.

Liam on November 5, 2012 at 8:25 AM

bayview on November 5, 2012 at 8:22 AM

OK..so he gets 147 votes. :)

HoustonRight on November 5, 2012 at 8:27 AM

Gee, I am disappointed. I thought the topic of today’s OOTD was going to be…………..wait for it……….wait for it……

REVENGE!!!!!!!!!

pilamaye on November 5, 2012 at 8:27 AM

Oh, and I forgot a moment…

TROLLCOTT!

Liam on November 5, 2012 at 8:27 AM

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/11/04/Bart-Starr-greatest-living-Green-Bay-Packer-endorses-Mitt-Romney
Bart Starr endorsed Romney. Vince would have done the same.

bayview on November 5, 2012 at 8:27 AM

Ohhhh, you mean the fact that Romney’s 5 point plan is the same as McCain’s?

Dave Rywall on November 5, 2012 at 8:14 AM

If we had done McCain’s plan, we wouldn’t have the awful economic malaise that we’re stuck with now.

itsnotaboutme on November 5, 2012 at 8:28 AM

Shut it racists – bow down before your master, the most intelligent emperor in American history.

CorporatePiggy on November 5, 2012 at 8:28 AM

Remember now–liberals love their precious Obama! *LOL*

You know, liberals are bad enough all on their own. But their precious Obama makes them look even worse.

Liam on November 5, 2012 at 8:25 AM

politico already compiled the excuses libs will give for obama defeat:

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83301.html?hp=f2

go and vote for romney but, dont hold hope too high, because probably obama will win.

nathor on November 5, 2012 at 8:29 AM

We’ve got until noon on Jan 21st (the 20th is a Sunday).

Happy Nomad on November 5, 2012 at 8:13 AM

By law the new President must take the Oath of Office before noon on January 20th, so President Romney will do so in a private ceremony on that day. Because it is a Sunday the public inauguration and swearing in will be on January 21st, but Romney will have officially been the President for 24 hours by then.

Trafalgar on November 5, 2012 at 8:29 AM

What’s the over/ under of lsm reporting voting shenanigans in dem heavy precincts but nary a peep in gop heavy precincts

cmsinaz on November 5, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Shut it racists – bow down before your master, the most intelligent emperor in American history.

CorporatePiggy on November 5, 2012 at 8:28 AM

Pffft!

The liberals need a new mascot, because their precious Obama isn’t working any better than a cheap mouthwash.

Liam on November 5, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Rasmussen apparently has Romney 49, Barry 48 in today’s tracking poll, per Drudge.

bayview on November 5, 2012 at 8:16 AM

Trend back to the Romney

Conservative4ev on November 5, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Gee, I am disappointed. I thought the topic of today’s OOTD was going to be…………..wait for it……….wait for it……

REVENGE!!!!!!!!!

pilamaye on November 5, 2012 at 8:27 AM

heh. That’ll have to be Wed or Thursdays methinks. Remember in Red Dawn the boys’ dad in the reeducation camp at the fence? That’ll be obama screaming, “Boys! Boys! Avenge me….AVENGE meeeeee!”

ted c on November 5, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Anyone see that story about the NAACP taking over a Houston polling station? I fear that this will happen on a large scale tomorrow and no one will do anything about it for fear of being called racist.

SAZMD on November 5, 2012 at 8:22 AM

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/11/03/BREAKING-REPORT-NAACP-Takes-Over-Polling-Station-in-Houston

itsnotaboutme on November 5, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Gee, I am disappointed. I thought the topic of today’s OOTD was going to be…………..wait for it……….wait for it……

REVENGE!!!!!!!!!

pilamaye on November 5, 2012 at 8:27 AM

are you accusing Ed of just ‘mailing it in?’…///

ted c on November 5, 2012 at 8:31 AM

HoustonRight on November 5, 2012 at 8:17 AM

I know how hard it is to resist, proud of ya! ;-)

Flora Duh on November 5, 2012 at 8:31 AM

Hoping tomorrow is the last day of this feature…

OmahaConservative on November 5, 2012 at 8:03 AM

Not sure it’s gonna end tomorrow.

Ed wrote:

I promise to end the feature when Barack Obama leaves office.

(bolding is mine)

That doesn’t happen till January.

Oldnuke on November 5, 2012 at 8:33 AM

bayview on November 5, 2012 at 8:22 AM

My tongue is raw! :) Thanks for noticing.

HoustonRight on November 5, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Obama said yesterday “Romney was a great salesman repackaging old ideas”

Pot meet kettle – oh wait..

Was that racist?

HoustonRight on November 5, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Right on! Fox just played some footage from 08 and Zer0 was spouting off about the debt that GB created. He said each man, woman, child, would have to pay 30,000 each for bushes debt and how UNpatriotic that is! Wow! I think that number has almost doubled at 58,000 under zer0?

kcd on November 5, 2012 at 8:33 AM

I hope Romney/Ryan can pull a fast one in WI. They have Scott Walker,a GOP state house, the native son advantage of Ryan and a well oiled battle tested ground game and Bart Starr.

bayview on November 5, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Only the truly stupid in his crowd will show up on Wednesday and they will be a day late and a dolla short.

Kissmygrits on November 5, 2012 at 8:34 AM

GAZE

Flora Duh on November 5, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Only the truly stupid in his crowd will show up on Wednesday and they will be a day late and a dolla short.

Kissmygrits on November 5, 2012 at 8:34 AM

And they’ll be wanting we taxpayers to make up for that dollar.

Liam on November 5, 2012 at 8:36 AM

bayview on November 5, 2012 at 8:22 AM

Flora Duh on November 5, 2012 at 8:31 AM

My tongue is raw! :) Thanks for noticing.
HoustonRight on November 5, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Oops

HoustonRight on November 5, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Nearly 500 former generals and admirals are endorsing Romney today. The rat-eared wonder has the support of Colin Powell and Wesley Clark. I think that pretty much sums up who would do a better job with national security.

Happy Nomad on November 5, 2012 at 8:36 AM

GAZE

Flora Duh on November 5, 2012 at 8:36 AM

TROLLCOTT!

Liam on November 5, 2012 at 8:36 AM

I wont breathe easy until Obama gives his consession speech. I went over to Kos to see how confident the far left is and the comments were crazy. Sandy might not have happened if republicans had just embraced global warming, romney will ban coffee for some reason, they are worried we’re stealing fla and ohio. The funniest was they think Joe Biden turned the election back to their side with his awesome debate performance. Its amazing to me these people were even raised in the same country as I was.

ldbgcoleman on November 5, 2012 at 8:37 AM

ldbgcoleman on November 5, 2012 at 8:37 AM

heh. I go over there once in a while when I need a good laugh. The total disconnect with reality really is breathtaking sometimes.

Flora Duh on November 5, 2012 at 8:40 AM

If we had done McCain’s plan, we wouldn’t have the awful economic malaise that we’re stuck with now.

itsnotaboutme on November 5, 2012 at 8:28 AM

Glenn, Rush, and the other radio entertainers would agree that the economy will magically turn around if Mitt is elected.

But if you read the research reports of Wall Street economists who actually perform microeconomic analysis across every sector of the economy, forecasted job growth isn’t significantly better under a Romney presidency:

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/economy/247081-experts-say-economy-should-grow-despite-who-wins-white-house-in-november

After all, the economy is improving. Housing starts are at a 4 year high and other vital signs are pointing in the right direction.
2007 marked the height of a bubble economy that simply isn’t going to return.

bayam on November 5, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Its amazing to me these people were even raised in the same country as I was.

ldbgcoleman on November 5, 2012 at 8:37 AM

And they claim they’re somehow 99% of the populace, truly believing their sh*tty little protests and communes somehow represent me.

Liam on November 5, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Even with the Rasmussen poll today, I still need something to get me to walk back from the ledge. The 1-2 point shift in favor of Obama in most polls (esp. national ones) have brought out the Eeyore in me.

Bravesbill on November 5, 2012 at 8:43 AM

I wont breathe easy until Obama gives his consession speech.

ldbgcoleman on November 5, 2012 at 8:37 AM

I won’t breathe easy until these vile people are out of power. Lots of room for shenanigans and chicanery during the lame duck period.

Happy Nomad on November 5, 2012 at 8:44 AM

heh. I go over there once in a while when I need a good laugh. The total disconnect with reality really is breathtaking sometimes.

Flora Duh on November 5, 2012 at 8:40 AM

You have more brass than I do. It’s bad enough trolls come here to stink up our place. But to walk into a liberal haven would make me feel so filthy an acid bath couldn’t get me clean enough.

Liam on November 5, 2012 at 8:45 AM

New poll thread posted. Remember folks, TROLLCOT

Flora Duh on November 5, 2012 at 8:46 AM

I wont breathe easy until Obama gives his consession speech.

ldbgcoleman on November 5, 2012 at 8:37 AM

I’m not kidding – I don’t think there will BE a concession speech. I don’t think he’s capable of speaking the words.

Cornwallis didn’t surrender at Yorktown – he sent his secretary to do it for him. The General, Lord Cornwallis thought surrendering to the yuppie locals ‘beneath him.’

Obama feels the same.

Washington Nearsider on November 5, 2012 at 8:50 AM

I do think businesses will breathe easier if romneys elected. We have 2 projects on hold and they bith specifically told my husband they are waiting to see what happens. We have needed to hire a new crew for awhile now we’ve also been waiting to but another truck. We may have to drop our insurance coverage due to obamacare. We have no idea what will happen to our tax situation. Businesses are waiting it out and banks wont make business loans and the amount of redtape has increased over the past 4 years. We have environmental issues ans deal with state and local govs. You have to experience it to believe it.

ldbgcoleman on November 5, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Bravesbill on November 5, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Our friends here will comply. They did a lot to talk me off the ledge yesterday, but the best medicine is to watch that rally in PA if you haven’t already.

Chewy the Lab on November 5, 2012 at 8:53 AM

ted c on November 5, 2012 at 8:07 AM

ted, I’ve been saying this for a week. The people have been beating up on his surrogates for three years.

dogsoldier on November 5, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Cornwallis didn’t surrender at Yorktown – he sent his secretary to do it for him. The General, Lord Cornwallis thought surrendering to the yuppie locals ‘beneath him.’

Washington Nearsider on November 5, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Were yuppies really an important demographic group in 1781?

J.S.K. on November 5, 2012 at 9:10 AM

TROLLCOTT!!!

:) We’re almost there! On the way to recovery!

scalleywag on November 5, 2012 at 9:14 AM

Ed, this feature should not be stopped until 0 leaves office. 1-20-13

Bmore on November 5, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Flora Duh on November 5, 2012 at 8:46 AM

…good luck today!

Ed, this feature should not be stopped until 0 leaves office. 1-20-13

Bmore on November 5, 2012 at 9:17 AM

…Huge DITTO there!
.
.
…tomorrow…

R E V E N G E…!!!

KOOLAID2 on November 5, 2012 at 9:28 AM

bayam,

What you and the “expert” economists are discounting is the effect a President Romney will have on consumer and business confidence. I predict a nearly instant impact on the economy. Why?

Pledge to repeal Obamacare. Even if not repealed, President Romney and a GOP controlled House can defund portions of Obamacare. Businesses will begin to hire knowing their health insurance costs aren’t going to continue through the ceiling.

Pledge to approve Keystone Pipeline. We’ll see a sharp drop in gas prices as speculators realize that more oil and gas are going to be available.

Pledge to approve offshore and domestic drilling. Another drop in gas prices for the same reason mentioned above.

Pledge to curtail EPA overreach. Electric and heating costs will drop due to knowing clean coal power plants will get the ok to be built.

Tax rate cuts. Both individuals and businesses will know that their tax rates aren’t going up. Business will begin expanding and hiring. More corporate revenue means more tax revenue, even at a lower tax rate. More people employed expands the tax base, generating more tax revenue, even at a lower tax rate.

In fact, I think we are already seeing the effects of a Romney win tomorrow. Have you looked at gas prices lately? They were over $4.00 here in MI a month ago. Last week they were at $3.20. Why? Several factors, none of which was because of Obama. (1) The switch to the winter blend, which is about 10% cheaper to produce. (2) Additional supply. (3) The biggest reason: Speculators are anticipating a Romney victory and know that additional oil resources will be coming to the market. An increase in supply drives down the price.

The Romney win tomorrow will be a huge boost to confidence and to the economy.

Look at it this way: To whom would you rather trust with the economic turnaround? A totally inexperienced executive who believes in wealth redistribution. Who has rung up $5 tillion in additional debt. Who has wasted our tax dollars on a stimulus that didn’t create jobs and who gave billions to donors owning failing businesses. Or, an experienced executive who specializes in turnarounds? Whose business was helping struggling businesses get on their feet and become successful. Who turned the 2002 Winter Olympics from a money-loser to a profit maker. Who has actually run several very successful businesses.

Don’t kid yourself. The US Government is a business. The largest business in the world. We have seen, in the past four years, what happens when you “hire” someone with zero executive skills to run the largest business in the world. Annual $1 tillion dollar deficits; 15%+ real unemployment; millions more on Food Stamps; decrease in family net worth; downgrade of the nation’s credit rating; Crony capitalism with billions going to donors and friends with no chance of any return on the investment. In the corporate world, Obama would have been let go years ago.

The evidence is clear. In the words of Donald Trump, tomorrow we need to tell Barack Obama: “YOUR FIRED”.

GAlpha10 on November 5, 2012 at 9:30 AM

But if you read the research reports of Wall Street economists who actually perform microeconomic analysis across every sector of the economy, forecasted job growth isn’t significantly better under a Romney presidency:

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/economy/247081-experts-say-economy-should-grow-despite-who-wins-white-house-in-november

After all, the economy is improving. Housing starts are at a 4 year high and other vital signs are pointing in the right direction.
2007 marked the height of a bubble economy that simply isn’t going to return.

bayam on November 5, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Huh. The “experts” you cite in your article are ONE economist and ONE policy advocate.

Actual experts know that businesses (and, therefore, the economy) are forward looking. They make their plans on expected conditions. When the future looks bleak (for example, massive new regulatons and health care requirements, to pick a random example), businesses don’t expand, and in fact shrink.

The economy will boom if Romney is elected with enough Senators to repeal Obamacare. That is the single most important issue for job creation. Next will be the reining in of the regulatory attacks on the energy sector. Third is the repeal of Dodd-Frank to free up lending to small businesses.

Obamacare, Energy, Lending. These three must be addressed (and I will note that because businesses are forward looking, they will respond when they believe those issues will be addressed, in order to be prepared for when they are actually fixed) in order to get the economy moving.

I just pray that the massive debt we’ve loaded our country down with in the past 4 years hasn’t killed any chance for growth. Debt greater than GDP is VERY bad.

makattak on November 5, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Dave Rywall on November 5, 2012 at 8:14 AM

Yes! Our president elect is substantially recycling some of the the ideas of McCain. Why their immigration position is identical! /sarc.

But with wrecking the lives of ordinary Americans for ill conceived and ill executed policies, the winner of 2008 is channeling dictators from the 1930s. Oh those people love starving in part time jobs or getting unemployment or disability so we can fight Al Gore’s bogeyman and payoff all the donors and hacks with the stimulus. It is just as the Russian peons really wanted steel mills and fabulous buildings in Moscow while they starved.

Even a corrupt media can do only so much. Otherwise, a media and pop culture darling floating on white guilt and a party with a large advantage in voter registrations would have the election sewed up months ago.

It is sad that the best thing his own backers can say about him is that the challenger is a crook. Or that the community organizer in the phony bomber jacket (like the A2 McCain wore) who will not take questions about four dead Americans is getting us to LEAN FORWARD.

More like “bend over and grab ankles”.

IlikedAUH2O on November 5, 2012 at 9:33 AM

go and vote for romney but, dont hold hope too high, because probably obama will win.

nathor on November 5, 2012 at 8:29 AM

I’ve never been more confident about an election in my life.

Your delusion only inflates my schadenfreude.

makattak on November 5, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Everybody knows that Americans always vote on the first Tuesday of November.

Democrats vote on the day after.

coldwarrior on November 5, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Ohhhh, you mean the fact that Romney’s 5 point plan is the same as McCain’s?

Romney’s 5 point plan:
1) energy independence on this continent by 2020
2) Trade that works for America.
3) Provide Americans with the skills to succeed through better public schools, better access to higher education, and better retraining programs
4) Cut the deficit, reducing the size of government and getting the national debt under contro
5) Champion small business.

McCain’s 5 point plan in his own words:
1) “We’ll attack — we’ll attack the problem on every front. We’ll produce more energy at home.
2) “I will open new markets to our goods and services.”
3) “Education — education is the civil rights issue of this century. Equal access to public education has been gained, but what is the value of access to a failing school? We need to shake up failed school bureaucracies with competition, empower parents with choice.”
4) “I will cut government spending.”
5) “We all know that keeping taxes low helps small businesses grow and create new jobs.”

2 black pots dancing on the head of the same pin.

But Mittens gets credit for having the balls to so brazenly recycle old ides.

http://www.politicususa.com/mitt-romneys-5-point-plan-plan-mccain-08-bush-04.html

Dave Rywall on November 5, 2012 at 8:14 AM

What part of, McCain lost in 2008 so his “agenda” or “plan” was never put into effect (thus never having a chance to work), don’t you understand?

Mitoch55 on November 5, 2012 at 9:38 AM

fter all, the economy is improving. Housing starts are at a 4 year high and other vital signs are pointing in the right direction.
2007 marked the height of a bubble economy that simply isn’t going to return.

bayam on November 5, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Nice to hear a Dem tacitly admit that they have no program to actually improve things.

How about replacing the economic activity of 2007 in construction with other GNP friendly activities instead of waiting for disability or unemployment checks to improve our lives?

No wonder you guys have to ask for votes based on revenge. The Nazis had the same meme.

Telling the country exactly where the liberal programs will really take us would result in the largest landslide in American history.

IlikedAUH2O on November 5, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Well, I was going to vote for Romney but after reading Obama’s easy to understand 3 point plan..I think I’ll vote for him.

1. Tax EVERYONE more.
2. Spend $1 TRILLION more per year than we take in.
3. Prosperity!!!

C’mon guys..I really think it can work this time.

HumpBot Salvation on November 5, 2012 at 9:44 AM

O/T sorta but only because it’s a different person. Did y’all see this?

Cindy Munford on November 5, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Hey Davy, with clear skies, you just have to wonder why Romney’s flight was not allowed to land for a whole hour at approach?

Rovin on November 5, 2012 at 8:21 AM

TROLLCOTT! Old son! TROLLCOTT!

..stay resolute!

The War Planner on November 5, 2012 at 10:07 AM

I’ve never been more confident about an election in my life.

Your delusion only inflates my schadenfreude.

makattak on November 5, 2012 at 9:34 AM

TROLLCOTT! Keep resolute or no soup for you!

The War Planner on November 5, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Didn’t he also use “four days” in his “fundamentally transforming” statement in 2008, i.e. “We’re four days away from fundamentally transforming…”?

Talk about recycling.

E-I-P-C
F-I-A-L

Nutstuyu on November 5, 2012 at 10:14 AM

We won’t have a problem with that, actually.

Not only that but the lines will be shorter, more rides to the polls available and there will be more Pizza.

I personally don’t believe Owe will give a concession speech; but yes, I do believe he will lose. I just can’t envision Owe admitting failure for anything. I think you can also expect the Blind Shek will be on his way home.

But Dems, don’t cry for Owe. He and Moochelle will be moving into a $35 million home on Hawaii.

That Politico article about people losing their boy king made me barf.

katablog.com on November 5, 2012 at 10:14 AM

But Mittens gets credit for having the balls to so brazenly recycle old ides.

http://www.politicususa.com/mitt-romneys-5-point-plan-plan-mccain-08-bush-04.html

Dave Rywall on November 5, 2012 at 8:14 AM

Right, because none of the Teh Won’s ideas bear any resemblance at all to FDR.

Nutstuyu on November 5, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Yes, send everyone to the polls on Wednesday.

he also see’s fallen soldires, says “austrian” is a language and thinks Honolulu is in Asia.

Tim_CA on November 5, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Thanks for the additional ammunition, Obama.

I encouraged my son who lives in Seattle to be sure to vote on Wednesday.

Fortunately, in the event Seattle son votes earlier, I have a sane son who will cancel his vote out.

landlines on November 5, 2012 at 12:18 PM

The Prince of Darkness - this is his legacy.

Schadenfreude on November 5, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Ed, this feature should not be stopped until 0 leaves office. 1-20-13

Bmore on November 5, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Do you mean post riot?

kenny on November 5, 2012 at 3:39 PM