Mitt v. Medvedev: You Know Who This Benefits...? [Truman North]

Earlier this week, outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev laid the verbal smack down in a typically Russian way on Mitt Romney.

"Regarding ideological clichés, every time this or that side uses phrases like 'enemy number one', this always alarms me, this smells of Hollywood and certain times (of the past)," Medvedev said at the end of a nuclear security summit in the South Korean capital.

"I would recommend all U.S. presidential candidates ... to do two things. First, when phrasing their position one needs to use one's head, one's good reason, which would not do harm to a presidential candidate.

"Also, (one needs to) look at his watch: we are in 2012 and not the mid-1970s."

Does this not sound like a Bond villain? I don't think we can give him any flexibility on whether or not he might have a rooting interest in the results of the next election.

This was in response to Romney on Monday, doing his best impression of a child-sized container of vanilla ice milk in short sleeves:


"...President Obama signaled that he’s going to cave to Russia on missile defense, but the American people have a right to know where else he plans to be ‘flexible’ in a second term," Romney said in a statement Monday.

That sounds good, but unfortunately, he continues. And in doing so, loses some of that punch that we'd like from our nominee.

"Higher taxes, more spending and increased debt are all on the table as long as Barack Obama is in the White House, despite what he says publicly. President Obama needs to level with the American public about his real agenda," Romney continued.

It's nice to see Romney hasn't forgotten about the financial analog to Cygnus X-1 sitting at the center of the American galaxy there in Washington.

But for once, my man, could you stay on topic and come out swinging?

Yesterday, Obama handed the GOP a hand grenade to blow up his re-election. Instead what have we gotten? Meek calls for clarification, I suppose. A pleasant web ad. The Stupid Party indeed.

At least Romney is on point with half his statement.

And now, it's not just Medvedev who's playing. PRAVDA weighed in yesterday with an op-ed endorsing Obama:

"Electing Mitt Romney as the next President of the United States of America would be like appointing a serial paedophile as a kindergarten teacher, a rapist as a janitor at a girls' dormitory or a psychopath with a fixation on knives as a kitchen hand. His comments on Russia are a puerile attempt at making the grand stage and boy, did he blow it..."

Thought number one: It may be that something has been lost in the translation, but the tone here is desperate, not confident.

Thought number two: You can practically see Putin's hands here. One's up Medvedev's back, and the other's up PRAVDA's.

Anyway. Medvedev has extended a hand through the ring ropes down to Romney and invited him to climb up into the ring of foreign policy. The first rule in feuding is: never feud down. Win or lose, you raise your opponen't stature. This is why the incumbent in a campaign rarely agrees to debate the challenger until it's absolutely necessary.

If Romney plays it right, he should be seen to be an equal player in the realm of foreign policy. Chris Matthews certainly seems to think he is. As feckless and damaging as Obama's foreign policy has been, he does have an advantage over Romney of having actually conducted some of it. A good showing in this verbal sparring match would do Mitt some good.

How seriously will Mitt take this golden opportunity? The answer will give us some insight into whether or not he's hungry enough to seriously challenge the president in the general election.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 07:33 AM



Comments

1 It benefits Truman North?

Posted by: JWF at March 30, 2012 07:36 AM (1l37M)

2 Ahh, a bipolar world.

Posted by: Jean at March 30, 2012 07:36 AM (kUxiO)

3 "child-sized container of vanilla ice milk in short sleeves:"
*
Where have I heard this before and what does it mean?

Posted by: dananjcon at March 30, 2012 07:36 AM (8ieXv)

4
No, Mr. Obama. I expect you to stutter.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 30, 2012 07:37 AM (JDIKC)

5 But I heard an analyst on Morning Joe just claim that no one can hold a candle to Obama's foreign policy achievements like personally delivering the killing blow to bin Laden and tripling the troop presence in Afghanistan. He also noted that Obama is the only one who can realistically end Bush's disastrous war in Afghanistan!

Posted by: mugiwara at March 30, 2012 07:37 AM (KI/Ch)

6 2 Ahh, a bipolar world.
Posted by: Jean at March 30, 2012 07:36 AM (kUxiO)
**
if we dont treat the earf right
we'll be left wiht just two polar bears left
or worst, sexually confused polar bears
Al Gore would turn over in his grave
MORONS

Posted by: jose conseco at March 30, 2012 07:39 AM (8ieXv)

7
Shorter Pravda: I don't think we'll be able to nut in Romney's mouth the way Obama seems to crave.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 30, 2012 07:41 AM (JDIKC)

8 Methinks they protesteth too much. Seriously when I heard the Russian reaction I thought it was a joke. But then I remembered who we are dealing with.

Posted by: small town girl at March 30, 2012 07:42 AM (GoNER)

9 Constants:
Death, taxes, Russians.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 30, 2012 07:42 AM (B+qrE)

10 Gosh, if only we were nominating the guy Pravda seems to think we're nominating. Instead, we're nominating Mitt Romney. Alas...

Posted by: BurtTC at March 30, 2012 07:44 AM (Gc/Qi)

11 I thought so in 2008, I think so more today.

The Russians were big contributors to President PrissyPants' campaign.

Posted by: nickless at March 30, 2012 07:47 AM (MMC8r)

12 And seriously, I think the Romney campaign continues to work from the assumption that the GOP nominee has to play nice. It's somewhere cooked into their internal polling data.

His opponents come out swinging, and as the GOP cinderellas have shown repeatedly, the further things go, the harder they try to get a rise out of Mitt, and it never works. Honestly, I don't know if that's brilliant strategy by Team Mitt, or if we really are nominating a child-sized tub of vanilla ice milk. Or as I've called him, a buttercup.

Seriously, seriously folks, how etch-a-sketch caught on, while buttercup was left to try out in the sun, I'll never know.

Buttercup: carve him into the shape of a swan. But he's not a swan! He's a buttercup!! Or melt him down, and form him into a brick of gold, but alas, he's not a brick of gold, he is, after all, a cup of butter.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 30, 2012 07:50 AM (Gc/Qi)

13 @nickless....BULLSEYE!!!!

Posted by: USNA1985 at March 30, 2012 07:51 AM (2SuDl)

14
Some things never change. Perestroika, or whatever that was back in the '80's with the Russians was a distraction. They're still working very much against our interests and funding our enemies Iran, Syria, Venezuela and others.

They still hate us and want us dead. And the SCOAMF and his Band of Merry Marxists haven't a clue. Or worse, they want the same thing.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, feeling all extra curmudgeony today at March 30, 2012 07:52 AM (d0Tfm)

15 Well let's see how fabulous Mr. Inevitability is. If 'stache Bolton is in his corner, I hope he's whispering in Mitt's ear right now with a good comeback - one that smacks down the Mongoloid Russkies and SCOAMF at the same time.

A verbal MIRV, if you will.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 30, 2012 07:53 AM (Af3Wg)

16 You know what was the worst thing with the open mike incident?

Obama spoke fluent russian with former GRU officer Putin...

Posted by: Temper Tantrum at March 30, 2012 07:54 AM (AWmfW)

17 8
Methinks they protesteth too much. Seriously when I heard the Russian
reaction I thought it was a joke. But then I remembered who we are
dealing with.


Yup. The Russians have never really gotten the hang of the whole "talk softly and carry a big stick" thing. They always sound like the wannabe tough guy who wants everyone to pay attention to him. As Sam Spade said, "the cheaper the hood, the gaudier the patter".

I sometimes wish Mitt would be more hard edged in his pronouncements, but that's like getting in a shouting match with some of our more belligerent posters. It just diminishes both parties.

I think in the long run, Mitt will be Michael Corleone. You think he's a nice, quiet guy and has forgotten what a jerk you were to him, and then BANG, you get a bullet in the eye.

Posted by: pep at March 30, 2012 07:56 AM (6TB1Z)

18 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at March 30, 2012 07:56 AM (7W3wI)

19 one that smacks down the Mongoloid Russkies

Name that movie!

Posted by: pep at March 30, 2012 07:57 AM (6TB1Z)

20 Perhaps we'll see more cooperation between Obama and Medvedev as the campaign nears election day. I wouldn't be surprised to see the Obama campaign and Russian officials participate in a stunt what's purpose is to further the chances of Barack Obama.

Posted by: gastorgrab at March 30, 2012 07:57 AM (sTBZu)

21 Whether you like Romney or not,he will be the nominee and we need him to win.Just keep in mind that the Russians(and the Chinese)desperately want Obama reelected.

Posted by: steevy at March 30, 2012 08:00 AM (7W3wI)

22 He's a nice guy, but he's in over his head.

Posted by: 66chevelle at March 30, 2012 08:02 AM (QjSgY)

23
And seriously, I think the Romney campaign continues to work from the assumption that the GOP nominee has to play nice.

Nobody who has been paying even remote, drug-fogged and sleep-deprived attention to this primary could say with a straight face that the candidates have been "playing nice." Even developmentally disabled chimpanzeescan tellthat the GOP candidates are playing dirty and playing for keeps.

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at March 30, 2012 08:07 AM (IkTb7)

24
Romney: "President Obama needs to level with the American public about his real agenda."
Developmentally disabled chimpanzee: "Damn, he just called Obama a fake and a fraud."
AOSHQ Moron: "Damn, Romney's just playing too nice with Obama. We're teh dooooooooomed."

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at March 30, 2012 08:09 AM (IkTb7)

25 The Russians also want us out of oil production to keep their leverage over Europe.

Posted by: nickless at March 30, 2012 08:10 AM (MMC8r)

26 Nobody who has been paying even remote, drug-fogged and sleep-deprived
attention to this primary could say with a straight face that the
candidates have been "playing nice." Even developmentally disabled
chimpanzeescan tellthat the GOP candidates are playing dirty and playing
for keeps.


Yeah, I don't understand how Romney can simultaneously be Casper Milquetoast and the dirty, thieving bastard who screwed Gingrich and Santorum with dirty ads.

Posted by: pep at March 30, 2012 08:10 AM (6TB1Z)

27 Pep I'm sure you remember nobody thought Reagan had serious foreign policy chops in the primary and leading up to the general---they thought first he was a clown, then a cowboy after he started doin' stuff.

Nobody but the Iranians that is. Jimmeh screwed that up badly to Reagan's benefit.

Posted by: small town girl at March 30, 2012 08:12 AM (GoNER)

28 25 Of course,and Obama is the perfect stooge.

Posted by: steevy at March 30, 2012 08:13 AM (7W3wI)

29 Obama is not just bad,he's dangerous.Don't like Romney?Who cares,this isn't a game.

Posted by: steevy at March 30, 2012 08:14 AM (7W3wI)

30 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable tyrant.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at March 30, 2012 08:16 AM (8y9MW)

31 and come out swinging?

Come out swinging? Romney? Against someone who isn't a Conservative Republican?

What alternate universe did I drop into?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at March 30, 2012 08:16 AM (8y9MW)

32 31 Remains to be seen doesn't it?

Posted by: steevy at March 30, 2012 08:18 AM (7W3wI)

33 Look for an orchestrated 'crisis' where Obama talks tough with the Russians to show his 'gravitas' and his ability to make the Russians 'back down.'

Posted by: nickless at March 30, 2012 08:18 AM (MMC8r)

34 You'd think they would have junk yarded the name "Pravda" when the USSR fell--credibility anyone?

Posted by: @ParisParamus at March 30, 2012 08:20 AM (KunEa)

35 33 Obama;"Come on Vlad,let me look tough,just this once!"

Posted by: steevy at March 30, 2012 08:21 AM (7W3wI)

36 pep, that's the whole game

Posted by: Jean at March 30, 2012 08:22 AM (uekSI)

37 Nobody who has been paying even remote, drug-fogged and sleep-deprived
attention to this primary could say with a straight face that the
candidates have been "playing nice."


Sure, they're not playing nice with each other, but Romney, at least, seems to be trying to keep the "nice guy" mantle (with people outside the party) for as long as possible.

See also: "Well, he's a nice guy who's in over his head..."

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at March 30, 2012 08:22 AM (8y9MW)

38 People resent Romney most when he doesn't conform to the one-dimensional caricature of him that they've internalized. Whether it's "wimpy Boy Scout", "hard-hearted corporate raider" or "sekrit Socialist", when you get the bulk of your information from Internet snark, the real world can be jarring.

Posted by: lincolntf at March 30, 2012 08:24 AM (hiMsy)

39 Sign the online petition to get Purple Hearts for the Ft.Hood victims.Another outrage from The Obama admin.

Posted by: steevy at March 30, 2012 08:25 AM (7W3wI)

40 bare with me i wrote this on last thread and wanted some input if anyone is willing to take a moment.... It does somewhat relate to post.

I've been extremely annoyed with the media, did i
say annoyed ? downright piss'd , i mean so angry, i'v actually cried ,
tough of me isn't it?
anyway, so i'm thinking to myself there should
be a consequence, but what consequence for outright lying, incitement to
cause mayhem purposefully, that wouldn't quell free speech?

so
would having mfm have to announce they are clearly bought and wedded to
the progressive party , and recently escaped a mental isntitution work?
or
for one like fox media , a mixed bag of the republican party , liberals
and disfunctional smokers of something not legal thrown in?


Posted by: willow at March 30, 2012 07:49 AM (TomZ9)





73
darn it vic.
ok, but to my consequence thing? i mean if people are
led to believe these are the arbiters of truth, and what they say is to
be believed. and they are allowed to use journOlists (To get their lies
and propaganda straight in a coordinated fashion )and such, srsly as we
can't just drag them out of the offices and make them wear a sign that
say 'yes i'm a fkn liar'.
so what ?
i mean srsly, what if people
die because they have decieved lied, Coordinated together to actually
cause social strife and social upheavel?

Posted by: willow at March 30, 2012 08:28 AM (TomZ9)

41 Romney, at least, seems to be trying to keep the "nice guy" mantle (with people outside the party) for as long as possible.

That's exactly what he's doing, because that's how you win elections. He's playing the game to win, not satisfy one faction or another. It's about time we had someone who understands how the game is played. Ike did, Reagan did, and I think Mitt does.

Posted by: pep at March 30, 2012 08:29 AM (6TB1Z)

42 40 Hopefully this case will open the eyes of many who have been blind.

Posted by: steevy at March 30, 2012 08:30 AM (7W3wI)

43 Dmitry, you know what else smacks of Hollywood? This cowboy boot up your ass, partner.

Now get your f*cking shine box.

Posted by: Fritz at March 30, 2012 08:31 AM (/ZZCn)

44 or bear.

Posted by: willow at March 30, 2012 08:31 AM (TomZ9)

45 43 Whiny bitch Russians who obstruct us at every turn.About damn time somebody called them out.GW was a sucker what with looking into Putins soul and all.

Posted by: steevy at March 30, 2012 08:33 AM (7W3wI)

46 Obama pushing the Trayvon Martin thing is about motivating the black base to get out and vote in November, which they were much less likely to do before it.

Posted by: nickless at March 30, 2012 08:34 AM (MMC8r)

47 steevy one would hope, but i'm not seeing it .

Posted by: willow at March 30, 2012 08:34 AM (TomZ9)

48 46 Definately part of it but they are still. Ot a huge voting block.Young white people and women elected Obama.

Posted by: steevy at March 30, 2012 08:35 AM (7W3wI)

49 Romney needs to make a huge shift come this summer. If I were his advisors, I'd plan on running the most relentlessly positive campaign possible.
Romney's negatives are way too high right now. He needs to redefine himself as a positive problem-solver, and he needs to give some fricking specifics instead of warmed-over, second-rate rhetoric. I'd run a series of warm-fuzzy ads which include short summaries of Romney's specific plans (i.e. energy, jobs, taxes).
Any attacks on Obama should be humorous and focused on the president's incompetency. The last thing we need is Santorum-like earnestness. Stay light, but tear the bastard apart with condescending humor.
The only path to election I can see for Romney is to replicate the Bush map. He HAS to win Ohio or somehow replace it with Pennsylvania(which, barring economic collapse, is going to be very, very difficult). He absolutely has to lock down the South, including Florida.
He has ZERO chance in Michigan, especially considering that there will be HUGE turnout due to the likelihood of a Constitutional Amendment protecting collective bargaining rights being on the ballot.
At this point, I think Romney will run better than McCain but worse than Bush. It's hard to envision a scenario wherein he wins the Midwest, especially considering the backlash against Republican governors in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio.
Oh well.Still a long time. A lot can change.

Posted by: stickety at March 30, 2012 08:35 AM (+Vm+w)

50 47 The new media has to continue to expose the lies.

Posted by: steevy at March 30, 2012 08:36 AM (7W3wI)

51 Obama pushing the Trayvon Martin thing is about motivating the black
base to get out and vote in November, which they were much less likely
to do before it.


I think you're right- and I think the Republicans stepped right into it by addressing it. They should have maintained their initial stance of "It's a local matter, I don't know the details, you'll have to ask the locals." Yes, the MFM would say (as they did) "GOP Candidates Remain Silent on Trayvon Martin Shooting," as though they should have some comment, but everyone saw through that. Well, except for those we never had a chance with anyway.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at March 30, 2012 08:36 AM (8y9MW)

52 34 You'd think they would have junk yarded the name "Pravda" when the USSR fell--credibility anyone?
Posted by: @ParisParamus at March 30, 2012 08:20 AM (KunEa)


I understand your point.

On the other hand, you'd think the Democrats would have junkyarded Pelosi after November 2010.

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 30, 2012 08:38 AM (niZvt)

53 "You'd think they would have junk yarded the name "Pravda" when the USSR fell--credibility anyone?"
We ran the spurious Cold War claim that "Pravdais nothing but lies"through our Truth-O-Meter, and in terms of percentages, we had to give that one a Pinocchiosky, comrade.

Posted by: New Pravda!--With Fact-Checking! at March 30, 2012 08:38 AM (QjSgY)

54 Commies in Russia. Commies in the White House?
???
I feel like I have woken up in a night mare

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 30, 2012 08:39 AM (i6RpT)

55 Perhaps you guys are unaware that there are a lot more Russians in this country than there were 20 years ago. A lot. They work in high-end retail, for one thing, even here in the Midwest. My sister works commission sales at such a place.

She absolutely despises all of them, because they lie to everyone: the management ("I did NOT tell that customer she could have a discount"), other salespeople ("You cannot wait on that customer, she is my client.") and to customers ("I support my large family in Russia including my old grandmother with my paycheck, so you should let me wait on you and have the sale.")

Now I am not saying ALL Russians are like this, but obviously the ones drawn to retail are pretty ruthless and unprincipled. And I think that they have that trait borne by 90 years of living under a totalitarian state, where they trust no one and are only in things for themselves.

A leopard doesn't change its spots.

Posted by: Miss Marple at March 30, 2012 08:43 AM (GoIUi)

56 You know, there are several things that come to mind when I think of Mitt Romney. Scary grrrrrr is not one of them.



Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at March 30, 2012 08:43 AM (VtjlW)

57 Luckily for the USA, there's a Russian operative in the executive branch so we'll know everything they're up to.

Posted by: Beto at March 30, 2012 08:44 AM (cYQg0)

58 A leopard doesn't change its spots.

Posted by: Miss Marple at March 30, 2012 08:43 AM (GoIUi)


I don't know about that. Some maybe are like that, but I know alot of Russian ex-patriots here who are dedicated anti-communist, pro-capitalists, and very very Pro-USA, and also pretty nice people

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 30, 2012 08:45 AM (i6RpT)

59 Trevor Louden dot com

Posted by: rectal exam at March 30, 2012 08:46 AM (O7ksG)

60 Some "upscale" cafe downtown made my unspoken boycott list yesterday. Big plate glass windows with a dozen or so photos of kids wearing hoodies with "We Are Trayvon" on them. Come on people, you're a thousand miles away (and a fucking sandwich shop), save the racial inflammation for the NAACP.

Posted by: lincolntf at March 30, 2012 08:47 AM (hiMsy)

61 O/T, but I would like to know how the media expects Zimmerman to have a trial now that the whole thing has been televised non stop. How could a jury be found anywhere?

Posted by: Chilling the most at March 30, 2012 08:47 AM (6IV8T)

62
Fuck Russia.

I was watching Deadliest Warrior: Spetznaz vs Green Beret last week and the old hate and rage I felt for the Soviets was instantly accessible.

I swear, I was actually thinking, "I want to kill that Commie piece of shit for his arrogance." Yeah, your retarded ballistic knife is really going to be effective against a Green Beret in modular plate armor who's also busily chopping your skull open with his E-tool.

Fuck you. DIE.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 30, 2012 08:48 AM (4ZNCv)

63 I was seriously depressed after the 2008 election. I never thought "let's just give the guy a chance and see what happens"---I knew what was going to happen although admittedly it's been worse than I could have imagined. A leftist wet dream. All said, I think this week was jarring for all but the super progressive---wake up Monday to the Ruskie fiasco, then the smackdown from the SCOTUS, the continued racial escalation in Florida, even the double down on 'big oil' with gas prices out of contrl---the administration has jumped the shark even for Dems. Makes me wonder what is next.

Posted by: small town girl at March 30, 2012 08:48 AM (GoNER)

64 Are you sure that one quote was from Pravda and not the US MFM?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 30, 2012 08:48 AM (1Jaio)

65 59

If you're going to blog-whore, you should spell it correctly.

Posted by: nickless at March 30, 2012 08:48 AM (MMC8r)

66 I think the "nice guy" schtick is going to work. All those idiot Independents that voted for him need to think that Obama is incompetent. They saw the Bill Ayers/Jeramiah Wright stuff and thought "I don't care. I am sick of war and the GOP". If you call Obama a traitor, the Indies will not accept it. It's called "cognitive dissonance". It's a hateful thing to realize that you voted for a traitor. Call Obama incompetent, however, and they will buy that.

Posted by: Jimbo at March 30, 2012 08:53 AM (O3R/2)

67 Now I am not saying ALL Russians are like this, but obviously the ones drawn to retail are pretty ruthless and unprincipled.

They do tend to have sharp elbows, probably for the reason you cite, but at least in the sciences, there are plenty of really nice folks. I also think bluntness to the point of what we perceive as rudeness is part of their culture. Their kids are just Americans.

Posted by: pep at March 30, 2012 08:53 AM (6TB1Z)

68 Yes, New Pravada! Or The New Pravda Times. Mission accomplished.

Posted by: @ParisParamus at March 30, 2012 08:54 AM (KunEa)

69 huh, looks like mitt is programmed to bring up the economy all the timr matter what...he really is a stiff isn't he.

Posted by: jeanne! at March 30, 2012 08:54 AM (ofCTE)

70 54 Commies in Russia. Commies in the White House?
???
I feel like I have woken up in a night mare
Posted by: nevergiveup at March 30, 2012 08:39 AM (i6RpT)


If all of us had been reading our kids' textbooks these last 25 years or so, we wouldn't have been so surprised that the younger generation has overcome it's "inordinate fear of Communism," as Jmmeh might have put it.

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 30, 2012 08:55 AM (niZvt)

71 OT: and the gift that keeps on giving is at it again.

Obama Faced Tougher Decisions Than FDR, Biden Says

Posted by: pep at March 30, 2012 08:57 AM (6TB1Z)

72 You know, it's a pretty sad day in the world when fucking PRAVDA is viewed as a sought-after endorsement.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at March 30, 2012 08:57 AM (4df7R)

73
You're right. It's Loudon not Louden.

Posted by: rectal exam at March 30, 2012 08:58 AM (O7ksG)

74 >>As Sam Spade said, "the cheaper the hood, the gaudier the patter".

All kinds of raaaaaacist there.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at March 30, 2012 08:58 AM (ZKzrr)

75 I should have kept reading before posting, because he followed up with “I’ve watched him make decisions that would make another man or woman’s
hair curl,” Biden told the crowd of 150 inside the Italian Community
Center in Milwaukee, according to a pool reporter on scene.


How does this man breathe on his own?

Posted by: pep at March 30, 2012 08:58 AM (6TB1Z)

76 Maybe Mitten's needs a Reset button on something...

Posted by: CSMBigBird at March 30, 2012 08:59 AM (xmiqr)

77 There is no Pravda in Tass and no Tass in Pravda.

Posted by: lincolntf at March 30, 2012 09:00 AM (hiMsy)

78 In reading blog posts on cocooned conservative Websites one can't help but notice the exact same pattern in 2012 as the pattern which developed in 2008, regarding McCain, and presumably, if political blogs had existed back in 2000, with Bush 43, and then if they had existed back in 1996, with Dole.

First there's the two-year-old level of whining and acting out about the so-called "RINO" winning early primaries and caucuses, combined with a bizarre insouciance to what quickly should have been obvious all along: that the "RINO" is going to be the nominee.

Then the grasping at straws phase, in which the blogs blindly and somewhat amusingly cling to any indication, however slight, however far fetched, that the "RINO" might not ultimately prevail.

Then the damn him with faint praise level, in which the cocooned and ignorant blog authors, finally possessing a bare modicum of political reality, write posts in which they take immature potshots at the 'RINO" nominee, under the guise of trying to advance the causes of the entire team. Apparently that's the phase in which we find ourselves today.

The next phase, if the pattern holds, will be one final round of brat-like and irrational acting out, as the convention approaches and as the liberal media begins tossing darts in earnest at the nominee, leading those on the ignorant and immature right to begin pining anew for someone -- anyone -- other than the "RINO" to be their champion in the fall.

Posted by: Tsar Nicholas II at March 30, 2012 09:00 AM (r2PLg)

79
The problem with the Republican Party and RINOs like Romney is not that they play the nice guy to win elections.
It is that they do not ever take the fight to Democrats EVER. They always wimp out and they hate people that want to get down and dirty with the Demos.
The result is Obama or Republicans like Dole, McCain and now Romney. Things never change.

Posted by: Harry at March 30, 2012 09:03 AM (kZSSN)

80 >>“I’ve watched him make decisions that would make another man or woman’s
hair curl,”

C'mon, Joe. EVERYONE gets worked up over whether to get the dijon or the brown spicy mustard on their wagyu sliders.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at March 30, 2012 09:03 AM (ZKzrr)

81 Make their "hair curl"? Is that even a thing? A "hair-curling experience" in the mode of "hair raising"? Whatever, Joe's an idiot.

Posted by: lincolntf at March 30, 2012 09:04 AM (hiMsy)

82 “I’ve watched him make decisions that would make another man or woman’s
hair curl,”


Is that a racist statement? Is this nappy hair we're talking about? I protest

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 30, 2012 09:05 AM (i6RpT)

83 Okay, here's a completely off-the-wall idea. Could this "bad guy" image that Pravda has painted over Romney end up actually HELPING him? I don't think it will hurt him, since anyone who's going to vote for Romney isn't going to pay attention to Pravda comparing him to, "...a serial paedophile as a kindergarten teacher, a rapist as a janitor at a girls' dormitory or a psychopath with a fixation on knives as a kitchen hand."

Over the top doesn't even begin to describe that little tantrum, does it?

But one of the things that a lot of 'pubs have been unhappy about with Romney is that he appears passionless. Maybe his campaign could play up this obvious fear and desperation from the Russian media mouthpiece to give him a leg up on his foreign policy stance. "There will be no more apology tours for America with Romney in the Oval Office. Other countries know it, and so does President Obama."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at March 30, 2012 09:05 AM (4df7R)

84 You know who this benefits?

Ooh, pick me, pick me!

Posted by: Hugh Hewitt at March 30, 2012 09:06 AM (wllJH)

85 81 Make their "hair curl"? Is that even a thing? A "hair-curling experience" in the mode of "hair raising"? Whatever, Joe's an idiot.

Posted by: lincolntf at March 30, 2012 09:04 AM (hiMsy)


My mother frequently uses the "doesn't it just make your hair curl?" expression, so it DOES exist. I think it's a generational thing, though.

I'm waiting for anyone on the left to call Slow Joe out on the racism inherent in the statement. Surely the reference to "hair curling" when used to regards to Obama is going to conjure up racist images of 70's blaxploitation figures who walked around with huge afros.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at March 30, 2012 09:09 AM (4df7R)

86
"I don't think it will hurt him, since anyone who's going to vote for Romney isn't going to pay attention to Pravda comparing him to, "...a serial paedophile as a kindergarten teacher, a rapist as a janitor at a girls' dormitory or a psychopath with a fixation on knives as a kitchen hand."

Heh. Pravda is just testing out the SCOAMF's campaign phrasing.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, feeling all extra curmudgeony today at March 30, 2012 09:09 AM (d0Tfm)

87 Cygnus X-1 - Cool!!!

Boom DA boo-boom DA ...

Boom DA boo-boom DA DA

Posted by: Rush fan at March 30, 2012 09:09 AM (LHNU4)

88
The problem with the Republican Party and RINOs like Romney is not that they play the nice guy to win elections.
It is that they do not ever take the fight to Democrats EVER.


Yup, Romney accusing Obama of preparing to cave on missile defense and demanding that he level with the American people is Romney never taking the fight to Democrats EVER. You are such a genius.

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at March 30, 2012 09:11 AM (IkTb7)

89 Mitt flubs and pisses off an enemy.

Obama flubs and pisses off our allies.

It won't be that hard to vote this fall.

Posted by: GergS(Dirty Scandi Dog Whistle) at March 30, 2012 09:11 AM (dptRY)

90 Yup, Romney accusing Obama of preparing to cave on missile defense and demanding that he level with the American people is Romney never taking the fight to Democrats EVER. You are such a genius.
Posted by: Gabriel Malor at March 30, 2012 09:11 AM (IkTb7)

OK but lets see if the Republicans and Romney push that theme in the General Election and hold obama's feet to the fire.

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 30, 2012 09:12 AM (i6RpT)

91 You know what I want from the Russkies? I want more hot blonde tennis players, thats what I want. Everything else, they can bolt a booster rocket to and direct up their asses.

Posted by: maddogg at March 30, 2012 09:12 AM (OlN4e)

92
Harry does have a point: overall, the Establishment GOP refuses to hammer the SCOAMF as they could. The economy is in shambles, electricity plants are being shut down due to the EPA, the SCOAMF wants to raise gas taxes, which will give higher prices at the pump, the list is long.

There's lots of low-hanging fruit that folks like McConnell and Boehner could be hammering on each and every day, but don't.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, feeling all extra curmudgeony today at March 30, 2012 09:16 AM (d0Tfm)

93 good morning

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 30, 2012 09:17 AM (Ho2rs)

94 @91
I like a man who has his priorities straight.

Posted by: pep at March 30, 2012 09:19 AM (6TB1Z)

95 There's lots of low-hanging fruit that folks like McConnell and Boehner could be hammering on each and every day, but don't.

I still want to know the name of the genius who came up with the "We can't criticize Barry" strategy.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at March 30, 2012 09:19 AM (8y9MW)

96
#78
Funny how expressing one's opinion becomes whining when you do not like what they say.
I personally do notwhine. I am however expressing my active dislike for candidates like Romney and McCain and Dole. I do not like them. I never will.
This election is fast boiling down to voting against Obama rather than voting for the Republican nominee. The same thing happened in 2008. If you will notice, the Republican candidate did not win. I guess I am the stupid one for noticing that.

Posted by: Harry at March 30, 2012 09:19 AM (kZSSN)

97 I've wondered when a "Hogans Heroes" senereio might come into play. Our advisaries know what a dupe Obama is. They would love to see Obama get a second term, andfinish the job of wrecking America. They may start trying to make him look good. Give in faux respect. Like Colonel Klink Obama is a pompass ass who is blinded by his own imagined brillance. I'am sure they quake in their shoes when Obama says things like don't push me to far.

Posted by: deepred at March 30, 2012 09:19 AM (kqavH)

98 You know what I want from the Russkies? I want more hot blonde tennis players, thats what I want. Everything else, they can bolt a booster rocket to and direct up their asses.
Posted by: maddogg at March 30, 2012 09:12 AM (OlN4e)

-------------------------

Amen. We should set up an exchangeprogram. We'll send them all our libtarded, bitter,smelly,paunchyhippie chicks in exchange for their capitalist-leaning hotties. Since it doesn't really seem like a fair trade, we should give them a 5:1 exchange. Five of ours for one of theirs. Everyone will end up happier. Or, well, at least WE will all end up happier.

Posted by: Reactionary at March 30, 2012 09:20 AM (xUM1Q)

99 Hm, don't start something you can't finish.

Timeline, Romney tried weakly to play Reagan swinging out against the evil empire. Shit hit the antagonized fan. Putin smacked Mitt back for being outdated, stuck in the Cold War. Medvedev responded accordingly against Romney's unsolicited slam. And to no one's surprise, Pravda piled onto the rabbit.

All of this occurs as the US provokes war against Russia's ally Syria while Russia AND China call for a stand down of interventionist arms.

There's enough shit to share all around. Mitt stepped into it. Foolishly or purposely, what's done is done. He's smeared as a tease. Whatever his foreign policy, thorns and all, it had better smell like a rose.


Posted by: Katharina die Große at March 30, 2012 09:21 AM (lpWVn)

100
Because it bears repeating, here was Gen. Patton's take on the Russians:

"Thedifficulty in understanding the Russians is that we do not take cognizance of the fact that he is not a European, but an Asiatic, and therefore thinks deviously. We can no more understand a Russian than a Chinaman or a Japanese, and from what I have seen of them, I have no particular desire to understand them, except to ascertain how much lead or iron it takes to kill them. In addition to his other Asiatic characteristics, the Russian have no regard for human life and is an all out son of bitch, barbarian, and chronic drunk."

Honestly, I think he's spot on. We share NO cultural similarities. Think about how the Chinese view us: as subhuman filth. Gullible. Worthy only of scorn.Lead paint on toys? Poisonous, adulterous drywall? Fuck it - the Americans are dumb enough to buy it, so they deserve what they get.

Compare Soviet and Chinese military doctrine. You can't because they're identical. Wave after wave of cannon fodder. They spend lives like they are worthless. Innovation and adaptability are forbidden.

The huge mistake Patton points out is assuming that since Russians look like us, they think like us. They don't. They have more in common with the Petchenegs, Huns and Mongols than they do with Europeans.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 30, 2012 09:21 AM (4ZNCv)

101 I'am sure they quake in their shoes when Obama says things like don't push me to far.

Yeah. With laughter.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at March 30, 2012 09:21 AM (8y9MW)

102 @99
I was trying to understand your post, I really was. Then I came across "All of this occurs as the US provokes war against Russia's ally Syria
while Russia AND China call for a stand down of interventionist arms." and knew I needn't bother.

Posted by: pep at March 30, 2012 09:25 AM (6TB1Z)

103 As feckless and damaging as Obama's foreign policy has been, he does
have an advantage over Romney of having actually conducted some of it.


I don't follow this. A track record of complete and predictable failure doesn't strike me as a resume enhancer.

Posted by: toby928© at March 30, 2012 09:25 AM (GTbGH)

104
Over 7 months to election. It's going to be a long, hot summer that could prove to be volatile, certainly will be interesting. The way Obama is cutting his own dick off now (race baiting, commie colluding, obamacare shredding, etc.), Mitt should stay the course, get the nomination locked-up, and then kick ass to November.

Posted by: teddy ballgame at March 30, 2012 09:26 AM (WqMvr)

105 @104
It can't continue at the current pace. He will run out of the affected organ.

Posted by: pep at March 30, 2012 09:27 AM (6TB1Z)

106 my wife & I visit Thailand at least once a year. The place has been overrun with Russians mostly gold-chained tattoo covered gangsters and their slutty (but hot) wives etc. They make the drunken British wastoids look good by comparison.

Posted by: Datou at March 30, 2012 09:27 AM (BfevV)

107 My sons lifeguard and now manage an o-club swimming pool complex in the summer. The pool company loves to hire foreigners because they can dick them over. I've sorta grown to like the Serbians. The Russians are the worst most awful people I've ever had to deal with (outside of middle eastern men). I think they learn english off of pron movies.

Posted by: dagny at March 30, 2012 09:27 AM (CMM9V)

108 96... This election is fast boiling down to voting against Obama rather than
voting for the Republican nominee. The same thing happened in 2008. If
you will notice, the Republican candidate did not win.
--
And that same guy went on from the Senate to attempt passing some of the most obscenely authoritarian legislation ever imagined.

No Russian government ever require a doctor's prescription in order to purchase vitamins, aspirin, all "over the counter" merchandise.

Posted by: Katharina die Große at March 30, 2012 09:27 AM (lpWVn)

109 The huge mistake Patton points out is assuming that since Russians look like us, they think like us. They don't. They have more in common with the Petchenegs, Huns and Mongols than they do with Europeans.
Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 30, 2012 09:21 AM (4ZNCv)

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Yes - this. As a man thinketh, so he is. None of us could go to Russia and just fit in - match up their world view. That's why the good ones (the ones who think like us) leave there. They don't fit in either. And all to often through history those better people have been the ones worked to death or starved to death, etc.
The Russians will always be our enemy at some level, if only because of the basic fact that every great power looks to its own interests first (except the US, I guess). All other great powers are always seen as antagonists, and generally that's true. If only the US had historically looked after its own interests, instead of engaging in international do-gooderism, we'd all be WAY better off. Our soft heartedness as individuals has been allowed to contaminate foreign policy to a sickening and self destructive degree. It's a disgrace that we act like such clueless saps when dealing with enemies.

Posted by: Reactionary at March 30, 2012 09:27 AM (xUM1Q)

110 106
my wife I visit Thailand at least once a year. The place has been
overrun with Russians mostly gold-chained tattoo covered gangsters and
their slutty (but hot) wives etc. They make the drunken British
wastoids look good by comparison.


That's not really fair. It would be like going to Tijuana and concluding that all Americans like donkey shows.

Posted by: pep at March 30, 2012 09:28 AM (6TB1Z)

111 and knew I needn't bother.


Posted by: pep

As if there's no "diplomatic" setting. pfft

Posted by: Katharina die Große at March 30, 2012 09:31 AM (lpWVn)

112 Posted by: Datou at March 30, 2012 09:27 AM (BfevV)

-------------

LOL. The gangsters are the only Russians with that kind of disposable income.


That said, whenever I see a documentary on WW2 in the Eastern Front, or read about those epic Russo-German battles, I can't help but sigh and think to myself - it's a shame they couldn't BOTH lose. I mean, ultimately, theCommies were no better than the Nazis. The commies did way more murder than the Nazis, andwith no lessvile inhumanity. They've since given support to nearly every violent, terroristic group on earth, and caused death and misery so vast as to defy quantification.


The commies were no less worth of annihilation than the nazis, by any reasonable measure.

Posted by: Reactionary at March 30, 2012 09:34 AM (xUM1Q)

113 my wife I visit Thailand at least once a year.
The place has been overrun with Russians mostly gold-chained tattoo
covered gangsters and their slutty (but hot) wives etc. They make the
drunken British wastoids look good by comparison.

Posted by: Datou at March 30, 2012 09:27 AM (BfevV)
to be fair, (yeah i know i sound concerned)The jet setters of any country likely embarrass their co countrymen.look at some of our own , and how they behave when they are living it up elsewhere. hollywierdos etc..

Posted by: willow at March 30, 2012 09:39 AM (TomZ9)

114
There's lots of low-hanging fruit that folks like McConnell and Boehner could be hammering on each and every day, but don't.

As usual for criticism of this pair, the quoted observation belies utter unfamiliarity with McConnell's and Boehner's activities. McConnell was on CNBC yesterday in a 6+ minute segment blasting the President for his attempt to hike taxes on oil companies and for Obamacare, and pillorying Democrats for not passing a budget.
Speaking of budgets, the Boehner-led House just passed the Ryan budget and held a vote thatdefeated Obama's budget unanimously,gaining every Democratic vote even as they protested that it was silly to vote on Obama's budget. Boehner then took the opportunity toslam the Senate Democrats for failing to do their constitutional duty to pass a budget.
Earlier in the week, they held numerous events related to the Obamacare arguments at the Supreme Court.
But you say they're missing the low hanging fruit.
Developmentally disabled chimpanzee: "I don't think these guys are missing low hanging fruit. I like fruit."

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at March 30, 2012 09:42 AM (IkTb7)

115 Since Romney appears inevitable, I want to like him. I want to have reasons to support him, not just the fact that he's not Obama. I would like him to step up and go after Obama in a major way.

I get the feeling he isn't, though. I get the feeling he's hoping against hope that if he's nice and polite (to the Dems, not to his opponents) he'll get that New York Times profile he's been dreaming about every night.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 30, 2012 09:43 AM (i0App)

116 Boehner needs to pass separate spending/funding bills. Putting everything into an Omnibus makes it too easy for the Donks to grandstand and dissemble.


Posted by: Jimbo at March 30, 2012 09:46 AM (O3R/2)

117 he's hoping against hope that if he's nice and polite (to the Dems, not to his opponents) he'll get that New York Times profile he's been dreaming about every night.

The NYT has nothing Mitt Romney wants.

Posted by: pep at March 30, 2012 09:47 AM (6TB1Z)

118
>>>No Russian government ever require a doctor's prescription in order to purchase vitamins, aspirin, all "over the counter" merchandise.<<<

Yeah, they just had your commie asses standing in the snow for hours, waiting in line to MAYBE get to buy some oranges or shit tickets.

Now go back to Mother Russia and get your fucking shinebox, comrade.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 30, 2012 09:49 AM (4ZNCv)

119 People resent Romney most when he doesn't conform to the one-dimensional caricature of him that they've internalized. Whether it's "wimpy Boy Scout", "hard-hearted corporate raider" or "sekrit Socialist", when you get the bulk of your information from Internet snark, the real world can be jarring.

Posted by: lincolntf at March 30, 2012 08:24 AM (hiMsy)

No, people resent Romney for many, many legitimate reasons which seem to be ignored by his most virulent cheerleaders for the caricature-like projections they'd rather argue against.

You're only outmatched by Malor on this.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 30, 2012 09:53 AM (rX1N2)

120 Yes - this. As a man thinketh, so he is. None of us could go to Russia
and just fit in - match up their world view. That's why the good ones
(the ones who think like us) leave there.
--
That "this"?! Beware your own condemnation.

People used to travel in order to experience different places, different people, different ways of life. However, you interpret "'different" entirely as a threat, a threat so great that you must terminate it.

THAT is as absolutely bigoted and stupid a premise ever made. As if the world must conform to you in order to be "acceptable". As if your own antagonisms are righteous and any challenge must be ALL wrong.

Russia has always been where Europe transitions into Asia. Of course it's "different". But you're saying that to the extent Russians are not like YOU, they must be eliminated, which is your own jihad. You're also expressing racist and cultural rage against all things Asian.

As if a distinction between cultures is reason to destroy rather than communicate. STUDY and establish neutral common ground. Anyone who has read Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, listened to Glinka, Tchaikowsky, Moussorgsky, Borodin, Shostakovich, and says that the only good Russian is a dead Russian is worse than a fool. As if Christians have nothing in common if they belong to differing branches, for instance. "War and Peace"

Jean Kirkpatrick reported to Reagan her findings that the length of time during which a country's civilization has been ruled by a dictator reflects proportionately how much longer still before it reasonable to expect that country to function as a Constitutional Republic, regardless of the amount of nation building aide from the USA. Yes, Japan proved unique.

Since the Tsar sold Alaska to the USA, our government has chosen unsuccessful routes in US/Russian relations. Recall that President Wilson sent our own military to Russia during their 1917 Revolution, and abandoned those men he ordered to fight for the losing communists, establishing "modern" Russia's grounds for distrust of American politicians.

Ignorance is not bliss.

Posted by: Katharina die Große at March 30, 2012 09:56 AM (lpWVn)

121 My favorite comment from Pravda is the part about how this isn't the 1970's.

Well, you could have fooled me. What we have going on right now: an energy crisis, higher taxes, crappy housing market, inflation out of control, a president who sides with commies, unions out of control, Black Power people marching around, the resurgence of avocado green in home decor, polyester knits showing up in the dress department, and Obama's uncle went to court in a LEISURE suit. It only needs disco to make a come-back and there you are!

Posted by: Miss Marple at March 30, 2012 09:58 AM (GoIUi)

122 You know, they had to pay PRAVDA for that endorsement--the US press will endorse the JEF for free.

Posted by: jimmuy at March 30, 2012 10:01 AM (kSaUf)

123 120, perhaps English isn't your first language, so you could be forgiven for not being able to comprehend the basics of the posts you're flailing wildly against.

Points for getting "racist" and "bigot" in the same post. For style points next time, place them in separate paragraphs and you might be able to coax a reader past your third paragraph.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 30, 2012 10:04 AM (rX1N2)

124 American Crossroads web ad - pretty good,

and speaking of not being in the 1970's , this is from a commie rag that was founded by V.I.Lenin himself and which still proudly carries his portrait right up there on the first page. gimme a break

Posted by: runner at March 30, 2012 10:07 AM (WR5xI)

125 Now go back to Mother Russia and get your fucking shinebox, comrade.


Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 30, 2012 09:49 AM

Hardly. Look at the big picture, big boy, before choosing to reflect your own cartoon character. I most certainly do not endorse communism. And were you to actually THINK, you'd realize my points' veracity. McCain is no constitutional conservative, and the things McCain advances against our constitution dissolves Liberty. But just because the Russian populace has always had it worse than Americans is no reason to hate them, nor reason to admire the brutality of their governments.

As for me, I advance the integrity of American constitutional conservancy, what many here tag as paleo.

And if you can't see past your own neocon nose, it's still stuck up your ass.

Posted by: Katharina die Große at March 30, 2012 10:07 AM (lpWVn)

126 I'd swear that English is not maverick's native language. I want to be
interested in her comments, but the structure is so convoluted. Plus, she's getting a bit pissy lately.

Posted by: toby928© at March 30, 2012 10:12 AM (GTbGH)

127 "I would recommend all U.S. presidential candidates ... to do two things. First, when phrasing their position one needs to use one's head, one's good reason, which would not do harm to a presidential candidate.

"Also, (one needs to) look at his watch: we are in 2012 and not the mid-1970s."

Dear Dmitry,
Fuck you.

Sincerely,
Ronald Wilson Reagan

Posted by: blindside at March 30, 2012 10:18 AM (x7g7t)

128 It only needs disco to make a come-back and there you are!


Posted by: Miss Marple


Cruel and unusual punishment!

Posted by: DaveA at March 30, 2012 10:32 AM (wwFlb)

129
Posted by: Katharina die Große at March 30, 2012 10:07 AM (lpWVn)

I'm sure that sounds a lot more impressive in the original Russian, tovarisch.

Quit sullying a patriot's ears with your commie ramblings. If I wanted your godless heathen opinion, I'd GIVE you your opinion.

Dasvidaniya, commie.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 30, 2012 10:34 AM (4ZNCv)

130 Quit sullying a patriot's ears with your commie ramblings. If I wanted your godless heathen opinion, I'd GIVE you your opinion.

Dasvidaniya, commie.
Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 30, 2012 10:34 AM (4ZNCv)

Yeah! Now go make us a sammich.

Posted by: blindside at March 30, 2012 10:43 AM (x7g7t)

131 Tchaikovsky was attacked by his fellow Russians for not being Russian enough. And Shostakovich sucks.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at March 30, 2012 10:45 AM (QTHTd)

132 PEP:

Mongoloid Russkies was from "Patton."

Actually, he said "Mongoloid Russians' but, meh, fuck them all, sideways in the ass with Michael Moore's entire body.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 30, 2012 10:47 AM (Af3Wg)

133 Nice post, Truman.

You know....what good is it, to have a Thug in the White House, if he can't stand up to the other thugs out there in the world.

Putin and Medvedev must have some really good dirt on the JEF....because he has been giving them anything they ask for, since his first meeting with them.

Posted by: wheatie at March 30, 2012 10:54 AM (dEMjC)

134 #133 They probably have his birth certificate.

(Slinking away now to clean kitchen.)

Posted by: Miss Marple at March 30, 2012 11:03 AM (GoIUi)

135 Go fuck yourself and your boyfriend Vladimir, Dimitry.

Posted by: Mitt Big Balls at March 30, 2012 11:13 AM (IOfn3)

136 134 #133 They probably have his birth certificate.

It wouldn't surprise me, Miss Marple. .....Putin called him an "illegitimate president, because he wasn't born in America", or words to that effect, back in 2008. It was in Pravda. Some of the blogs here picked it up....Malkin, I think, had it on her blog. .....But then, people became so afraid of being called a 'birther' that they shut up about it.

Posted by: wheatie at March 30, 2012 11:15 AM (dEMjC)

137 What would Rick Perry do? That is, if Perry were still actively campaigning for president?
You KNOW he would comeout with some slicing, cowboy-themed, boot-up-the-ass remark that would cut deeply and obviously to the heart of the treason we have on record.
And if Pravda had "unkind words" to say about him, he wouldn't go all PeeWee Herman on them either.
Hot damn, I want a fighter as my candidate!

Posted by: whitehall at March 30, 2012 11:36 AM (htrmr)

138 137....Well said, whitehall. ....I am still in mourning over Perry stepping out of the race. *sobs*

Posted by: wheatie at March 30, 2012 11:51 AM (dEMjC)

139 "...President Obama signaled that he’s going to cave to Russia on
missile defense, but the American people have a right to know where else
he plans to be ‘flexible’ in a second term," Romney said in a statement
Monday.

Ha ha ha, we already know how "flexible" Romney is...

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at March 30, 2012 12:33 PM (TsNVA)

140 Mitt Romney is still a wimp who isn't qualified to be CIC (and neither is Obama).

I do not want a CIC who has not only never served in the military but who also has a bucketload of sons who have never served. DUMP MITT ASAP!

Perry/West 2012

Posted by: Pragmatic at March 30, 2012 12:50 PM (lTnzg)

141
#140
I agree wholeheartedly.

Posted by: Harry at March 30, 2012 01:02 PM (kZSSN)

142 THAT is as absolutely bigoted and stupid a premise ever made. As if the
world must conform to you in order to be "acceptable". As if your own
antagonisms are righteous and any challenge must be ALL wrong.


Heh.

"You have this belief that you are better than us. You have this belief
that this country is so very good and we are so very bad. You have this
belief that you are so fair and we are so very cruel.
"

Ladies and gentlemen, I think we have Ludmilla Drago from Rocky IV in the HQ today!


Posted by: grognard, SMOD-Squad at March 30, 2012 01:11 PM (NS2Mo)

143 #90. Exactly.

Posted by: LASue at March 30, 2012 01:37 PM (I1icO)

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