Team Obama's Bad Week

We have a lot of work to do to send this clown packing in November, but if the last week is any indication, we're going to get a lot of help.

From the perfect visual he served up with his missed three pointers to the institutional breakdown of the not-so-Secret Service to focusing on priorities like being Michelle's own personal Fodor's on the taxpayers' dime there was no shortage of embarrassment for the administration. Throw in Hilary (Who?) Rosen's crass attack on Ann Romney and stay-at-home-moms in general and the other Hillary following the administration's "Party All the Time" motto in Colombia, and there was already enough material to keep the RNC ad guys busy from now 'til November.

But then the coup de grace was delivered by David Axelrod's stumping for the GOP nominee:

The choice in this election is between an economy that produces a growing middle class and that gives people a chance to get ahead, and their kids a chance to get ahead, and an economy that continues down the road we’re on.

Couldn't have said it better myself, Axe. All Team Obama really ever had was running for "change" (and against George W. Bush). It shouldn't be a surprise that they're going to keep going to that well even though it's bone dry.

Good luck with that.

Posted by: Andy at 09:51 AM



Comments

1 I haven't read all the comments but, has anyone noted that Barry is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure yet?

Posted by: that guy that doesn't read all the comments at April 16, 2012 09:52 AM (evdj2)

2
Wow that is an awesome commercial.
There is so much material out there, I really hope the GOP or Super PACs capitalize on it.

Posted by: Ben at April 16, 2012 09:55 AM (wuv1c)

3 FTA:

"“Still, when compared to former President George W. Bush's 30 trips
home to Texas at this stage of his presidency, the Obamas vacation-day
count is less than half of Ws 220 days at his Crawford ranch.”"

Wasn't he working on most of those trips? He certainly wasn't demanding shops remain open after their normal hours so he could drop obscene amounts of money on frilly panties and custom leather boob belts, like the FKOTUS....

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at April 16, 2012 09:55 AM (/kI1Q)

4
Hillary stars as "Just Joan" Wilder, our carousin' and crusadin' Secretary of State; who will fill the Michael Douglas role?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at April 16, 2012 09:56 AM (lce0m)

5 Obama had a busy week , he made 3 to 4 commercials for Romney.

Posted by: Marie at April 16, 2012 09:56 AM (P9OJs)

6 I want a tidal wave of voters to rise up and wash these grifters and their cronies out of office.

Maybe Mitt Co aren't the flashiest politicos to everrun a campaign, but Mitt really does seem to be playing 3-D chess against Teh Won and AxelTurfer.

A good pick for VP could seal the deal.

Posted by: Boots at April 16, 2012 09:57 AM (neKzn)

7 Off topic - sort of...

Two questions about the Trayvon Martin death case I haven't seen asked.

1. If Trayvon had beaten Zimmerman to death do you think that there would be the same media feeding frenzy over the case that there is now?

2. If the jewelry in Trayvon's back pack turns out to be stolen - wouldn't he be legally liable for his own death under the felony murder statutes?

Posted by: An Observation at April 16, 2012 09:59 AM (ylhEn)

8 Axelrod was pathetic on FNS yesterday. It's too bad he was at a remote location because the smell of his flop sweat may have made Chris Cocksucker Wallace so ill that he couldn't have done that weeper finale on his commie fuckstick old man's death.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 16, 2012 09:59 AM (X4hNU)

9 The choice in this election is between an economy that produces a
growing middle class and that gives people a chance to get ahead, and
their kids a chance to get ahead, and an economy that continues down the
road we’re on.


The BALLS on these Guys!

Posted by: toby928 at April 16, 2012 10:01 AM (evdj2)

10 OT: http://www.tipponline.com/presidency/news/presidency/obama-leads-romney-46-to-38

Barky beating Mitt 44-42 among males? Calling bullshit.

Posted by: NewBrunswicker at April 16, 2012 10:03 AM (triNw)

11 Pound this message thru November.
The liberals are running around with their hands over their ears... they know that Obama didn't over promise- he just under-delivered. The anemic growth under this president's stewardship is directly a result of his policies- not the luck.

Posted by: benson at April 16, 2012 10:04 AM (k8v1W)

12 Did Axelrod think that he made a good argument for his boss?

Posted by: Jimbo at April 16, 2012 10:04 AM (O3R/2)

13 I cannot wait until Jugears and Mooch are vacaying on their own damned dime.

In the meantime, on the front page of today's paper, a 23 year old U. S. Army Ranger from Yantis, TX (serving out of Hunter AAF here) was killed in a firefight over the weekend in A-stan.

Nice to know his CiC is living it up as he shed his blood.

God bless Sgt. Tanner S. Higgins and his bride and family.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 16, 2012 10:06 AM (UOM48)

14 I had no idea that Axelrod was a deep cover mole for the Romney campaign!

Posted by: EC at April 16, 2012 10:07 AM (GQ8sn)

15 'Morning Morons!!

Posted by: Darth Chipmunk at April 16, 2012 10:07 AM (0tRzD)

16 Barry fully intends to run as the Outsider this cycle. The effin Outsider.

Posted by: toby928 at April 16, 2012 10:08 AM (evdj2)

17 The choice in this election is between an economy that produces a
growing middle class and that gives people a chance to get ahead, and
their kids a chance to get ahead, and an economy that continues down the
road we’re on.



Axe: "Why didn't you come to me like a man and tell me how stupid that sounded?!??"


Flunky: "You would've fired me, Boss. Cream and two sugars?"

Posted by: fluffy at April 16, 2012 10:10 AM (z9HTb)

18 Yeah Andy, but how many people in the general population know about Obama's screw ups? The MFM is either hiding tyhrm completely or reporting them in a manner that relieves Obama of the blame.

Posted by: Vic at April 16, 2012 10:10 AM (YdQQY)

19 We evict the stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable tyrant in 279 days! WOO!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at April 16, 2012 10:10 AM (4df7R)

20 The Politics of Failure have failed. We must make them work again.

Posted by: president say stuff at April 16, 2012 10:11 AM (evdj2)

21 On Inauguration Day, I for one plan to party like Hilary Clinton in a Colombian bar.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at April 16, 2012 10:11 AM (4df7R)

22 Axelrod was fucking priceless. The guy may be a hateful schmuck be he's no dope in front of the cameras.

Wow.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 16, 2012 10:11 AM (Af3Wg)

23 Today is Patriot's Day in Massachusetts and I'll be celebrating from afar. Can't even get the marathon coverage on TV. (WSJ defines Patriot's Day as "....in remembrance of our founding Father's passions for day drinking, heckling marathoners and catching a game at Fenway Park...")

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 16, 2012 10:12 AM (hiMsy)

24 Barry fully intends to run as the Outsider this cycle. The effin Outsider.

Hopefully during the debates Romney will look at Obama and say:

"You know you're the President, right? For the past 3.5 years? Or did you get lost on the golf course back in '09 and you just found you way back?"

Posted by: RarestRX at April 16, 2012 10:13 AM (9ct4e)

25 Ebola will be lucky to get ten States in November.

Posted by: eman at April 16, 2012 10:13 AM (YrBvI)

26 Barky can run but he can't hide from his pathetic record of fail.

He really seems to think he is entitled to his current job, and that he can fail at everything he does but there won't be any consequences. Like his remark to the Russians that he'll have more latitude to give away more of America's secrets once he gets another term this fall. What!!?

Posted by: Boots at April 16, 2012 10:13 AM (neKzn)

27 I posted this on the ONT.. but here it is again.
Romney was at a fund raiser where the press wasnt allowed but he was overheard on the sidewalk below by reporters.
worth a read on what he wants to do.
http://tinyurl.com/c6pn2ca

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at April 16, 2012 10:13 AM (DGIjM)

28 isn't it about time for Biden to step up and say something mind-numbingly stupid again, to distract the electorate from the Preznit's stuttering clusterfuckery?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at April 16, 2012 10:14 AM (4df7R)

29
2. If the jewelry in Trayvon's back pack turns out to be stolen - wouldn't he be legally liable for his own death under the felony murder statutes?



Posted by: An Observation at April 16, 2012 09:59 AM (ylhEn)

What jewelry? That was from a separate incident, IIRC. I hadn't heard Trayvon had a backpack on him at the scene.Now, what I am interested in finding out: Where were the Skittles and iced tea? Not saying he didn't have them on his person, just that I haven't heard anyone talking about them as evidence.

Posted by: Underground Vulgarian at April 16, 2012 10:15 AM (Aaxiu)

30 7
If the jewelry in Trayvon's back pack turns out to be stolen - wouldn't he be legally liable for his own death under the felony murder statutes?

--------

The jewelry in the backpack incident has nothing to do with the Zimmerman thingie. It was a while ago.

Posted by: Anachronda at April 16, 2012 10:15 AM (6fER6)

31 Skittles? Iced Tea?

Some cop probably consumed them.

Posted by: Jimbo at April 16, 2012 10:16 AM (O3R/2)

32 Zimmerman drank the tea. Murder is thirsty work.

Posted by: toby928 at April 16, 2012 10:17 AM (evdj2)

33 Drudge has a link that Barky has stepped up American "investments" (i.e., wasting American taxpayer money) in Kenya.

Did Tony Rezco buy them a second mansion over there?

Posted by: Boots at April 16, 2012 10:17 AM (neKzn)

34 Also bad for Barry, but instructional and entertaining for anyone half paying attention to Islam over the past 11 years or so:

Britain’s House (of Lords) Islamist Places £10 Million Bounty on Obama and Bush

http://is.gd/r4w0F6

The enemies of Western civilization don't give a shit about your skin tone, Barry.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at April 16, 2012 10:17 AM (/kI1Q)

35 isn't it about time for Biden to step up and say
something mind-numbingly stupid again, to distract the electorate from
the Preznit's stuttering clusterfuckery?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at April 16, 2012 10:14 AM (4df7R)


It's hard to imagine he didn't do that on The Special Ed show recently; but it's pretty hard to get the word out when only 3 people watch the show and the host says even dumber shit.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 16, 2012 10:18 AM (X4hNU)

36 I'm hoping Obama gets more desperate and tries a wholesale change of campaign advisers/staff. Start a whole lot more infighting, produce leak sources everywhere, it would be nice. Confusion to one's enemies and all that...

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 16, 2012 10:19 AM (hiMsy)

37 32
Zimmerman drank the tea. Murder is thirsty work.


Posted by: toby928 at April 16, 2012 10:17 AM (evdj2)

LOL. George Zimmerman: The Thirst Mutilator!

Posted by: Underground Vulgarian at April 16, 2012 10:20 AM (Aaxiu)

38 I think toby928 hit the nail on the head; Obama will (try) to run as an outsider, as if he has just gotten here and had no idea what was going on until he showed up. Just like he did in 2008, and just like he has pretty much since then. After the failed "stimulus" bill, he went around acting surprised, then he tried to dodge responsibility with his "I guess there just wasn't anything shovel ready out there" routine. Harry Truman had a sign on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office that read "The Buck Stops Here"; Obama has a sign that says "What Buck? Where?"

Posted by: DaveinNC at April 16, 2012 10:21 AM (boNGU)

39 War on Wimmin, Buffet Rule, Trayvon, you'd think he'd welcome Israel attacking Iran right now for a good distraction.

Posted by: nickless at April 16, 2012 10:21 AM (SH452)

40 The choice in this election is between an economy that produces a
growing middle class and that gives people a chance to get ahead, and
their kids a chance to get ahead, and an economy that continues down the
road we’re on.





The road we're on is ALL BUSH's fault!!!! I guess that Barry hasn't been president for the last 3 plus years

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 16, 2012 10:21 AM (1Jaio)

41 That pic at Drudge of Darth Cheney giving Barry the stink-eye is priceless. I wonder if Barky wet himself just a little?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 16, 2012 10:21 AM (UOM48)

42
meh.... re Ms Rosen.

You know who else has never held a real job in his entire life????

The current President of the United States.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 16, 2012 10:21 AM (C8hzL)

43 36
I'm hoping Obama gets more desperate and tries a wholesale change of
campaign advisers/staff. Start a whole lot more infighting, produce leak
sources everywhere, it would be nice. Confusion to one's enemies and
all that...

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 16, 2012 10:19 AM (hiMsy)

Nah, these people are loyal to the death - just ask Trotsky!

Posted by: Underground Vulgarian at April 16, 2012 10:21 AM (Aaxiu)

44
David "Blind Squirrel" Axelrod, Master Campaign Strategerist

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at April 16, 2012 10:21 AM (lce0m)

45
"“Still, when compared to former President George W. Bush's 30 trips home to Texas at this stage of his presidency, the Obamas vacation-day count is less than half of Ws 220 days at his Crawford ranch.”"

Last time I heard this one trotted out it was qualified by trips to Camp David. I think that was for number of vacations, not vacation days, but I'll bet there's some technical bullshit in that claim. Barry seems to prefer exotic locations while W spent a good deal of time at Camp David, which is essentially White House II.

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at April 16, 2012 10:21 AM (7+pP9)

46 I just posted this on the other thread. I think it would behoove us to know our enemy.

While I realize that this article is partly a propaganda piece, it scares the crap out of me.
The Obama Campaign - Growing the Grassroots
http://tinyurl.com/6lrjew3

Posted by: jeannebodine at April 16, 2012 10:22 AM (byR8d)

47 41
That pic at Drudge of Darth Cheney giving Barry the stink-eye is priceless. I wonder if Barky wet himself just a little?


Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 16, 2012 10:21 AM (UOM4
Do you really think Teh Won is that self-aware?

Posted by: Underground Vulgarian at April 16, 2012 10:22 AM (Aaxiu)

48 Mooch and Hillary should take a "girls gone wild trip" back to Cartagena together.

Gawd I'm sick of this administration. *sigh*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 16, 2012 10:24 AM (UOM48)

49 "“Still, when compared to former President George W. Bush's 30 trips home to Texas at this stage of his presidency, the Obamas vacation-day count is less than half of Ws 220 days at his Crawford ranch.”"

Last time I heard this one trotted out it was qualified by trips to Camp David. I think that was for number of vacations, not vacation days, but I'll bet there's some technical bullshit in that claim. Barry seems to prefer exotic locations while W spent a good deal of time at Camp David, which is essentially White House II.
Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at April 16, 2012 10:21 AM (7+pP9)


That is a bogus charge about President Bush. Trips top his ranch in Texas were significantly less expensive to the US Taxpayers than obama flying off to Hawaii and his wife all over the world. And it is SIGNIFICANTLY less stress on the Secret Service.

Posted by: nevergiveup at April 16, 2012 10:25 AM (i6RpT)

50 So the link to Romney's closed-door fundraiser was over at NSDAP-MSNBC.

They say he supposedly wants to eliminate HUD and drastically cut back the DOEd. If true, go Mittzi!!!

Could be a propaganda scare tactic. But, considering the emotions of the electorate, this could backfire and actually increase voter enthusiasm!

VICTORY

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 16, 2012 10:25 AM (Af3Wg)

51 Mz Rosen's (former?) life partner is head of the HRC.
Conveniently enough, this (HRC)organization has access to tax records (they posted a copy of Mitt's donation to N.O.M. (think it's the National Organization of Marriage pro-DOMA org).
What a coincidence!
Unprecendented!

Posted by: TheThinMan at April 16, 2012 10:25 AM (X6O1T)

52 Gotta anew heart. Gonna speak my mind. Gonna put my boot up Barry's behind. Word.

Posted by: Dick Cheney at April 16, 2012 10:26 AM (c3mby)

53 That Cheney pic reminds me of my late grandfather. Probably the hat.

Posted by: nickless at April 16, 2012 10:26 AM (SH452)

54 The road we're on is ALL BUSH's fault!!!! I guess that Barry hasn't been president for the last 3 plus years
Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 16, 2012 10:21 AM (1Jaio)


So what the libs are saying is that Obama is Bush's fault? Gordian knots of liberal delusion biting them in the ass.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 16, 2012 10:27 AM (Af3Wg)

55 The choice in this election is between an economy that produces a growing middle class and that gives people a chance to get ahead, and their kids a chance to get ahead, and an economy that continues down the road we’re on.[/]

The thing to remember about that is that the socialists see the teachers union and all other union members as 'the middle class'. That is the group they want to see increase in numbers.

Non-union working stiffs can diaf for all they care.

It's a theme they began in Wisconsin, iirc.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at April 16, 2012 10:27 AM (phlKA)

56 You fools!

Bow before my invisible hand!

Posted by: Dubya Bush at April 16, 2012 10:27 AM (/ZZCn)

57 damn italians
off

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at April 16, 2012 10:27 AM (phlKA)

58 Do any morons know how much direct input Presidents have into their SS detail? As in, could the normal Presidential SS detail have been gradually replaced by a bunch of gangbangers from Chicago? Do any of the really nasty people in this White House have a say in the matter......like Eric Holder, or that weasel-faced woman Valerie Jarrett, or ?

It just seems like such a gangbanger thing to do, hire a prostitute and then refuse to pay up.

Posted by: Boots at April 16, 2012 10:28 AM (neKzn)

59
I've heard of Freudian Slips, but Axelrod made an Alinskian Slip. He is so used to being the insurgenttaking on the status quo that he forgot that he's not the insurgent, Mitt Romney is and that the road we are on was paved with Obama Stimulus Money.

Posted by: Eric at April 16, 2012 10:28 AM (YvVsN)

60 Somebody asked on the Titanic thread about the third class passengers being locked below decks. Indeed, there were locked gates keeping third class passengers from entering second and first class areas, but it wasn't company policy - it was done to comply with US immigration laws.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 16, 2012 10:29 AM (3ETnh)

61 Speaking of dumbfuckery did everyone see Omega Male Supreme Chris Hayes' comments??

If Mothering is work, why isn't there a 'wage'?

tiny.cc/3s3ucw

Posted by: laceyunderalls at April 16, 2012 10:29 AM (pLTLS)

62
Rejected campaign theme for Barky: "It's a Hard Knock Life"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at April 16, 2012 10:31 AM (lce0m)

63 38
I think toby928 hit the nail on the head; Obama will (try) to run as an
outsider, as if he has just gotten here and had no idea what was going
on until he showed up.


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The Bush recession depression was sooo bad that it took Barack an entire term just to find out how bad it was.

Posted by: Mix Master Axelrod at April 16, 2012 10:31 AM (6fER6)

64 It just seems like such a gangbanger thing to do, hire a prostitute and then refuse to pay up.
Posted by: Boots at April 16, 2012 10:28 AM (neKzn)


Remember the scene from "Bachelor Party" with the Pakistani pimp?

"This being Milt. He cut your balls off."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 16, 2012 10:31 AM (Af3Wg)

65 VICTORY
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 16, 2012 10:25 AM (Af3Wg)

It worked on me.. I was happy reading that!

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at April 16, 2012 10:31 AM (DGIjM)

66 Unfortunately it's really not possible for Team Obama to have a "bad week" in the literal sense of the phrase. This is an unprecedented presidency. Never before has a person been elected solely on the basis of his skin color. Never before has a voting coalition for a politician broken down directly upon lines of race, age, gender, union membership and income.

Plus it's not as if the mass national media aggressively will report any of these items.

You also have to factor in the (millions of) erstwhile and putative conservatives who will sit out the election because Romney is the GOP nominee.

It will take a herculean effort to unseat Obama in November. People who care about the country and its future need to understand that. To think otherwise would be the height of naivete.

Posted by: Tsar Nicholas II at April 16, 2012 10:32 AM (r2PLg)

67 Preznit Stumblefuck in Cartagena:

“I want to thank President Santos and the people of Colombia for the
extraordinary hospitality in the beautiful city of Cartagena,” said
Obama. “We're having a wonderful time.And usually when I take these
summit trips, part of my job is to scout out where I may want to bring
Michelle back later for vacation. So we'll make sure to come back
sometime in the near future.”



Here's an idea, Barry. In January 2013 you and Mooch travel back down there on your dime, 'kay?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 16, 2012 10:34 AM (UOM48)

68 Give Romney both houses of Congress, with a filibuster proof Senate for 2 years like Apophis had, and we might just arrest our plunge into the abyss a little.

Posted by: toby928 wishfull thinker at April 16, 2012 10:35 AM (evdj2)

69 It just seems like such a gangbanger thing to do, hire a prostitute and then refuse to pay up.
Posted by: Boots at April 16, 2012 10:28 AM (neKzn)


Corruption knows no bounds. I bet the SS started rotting about three years ago when they realized they were protecting Caligula.

Posted by: eman at April 16, 2012 10:35 AM (YrBvI)

70 "And usually when I take these

summit trips, part of my job is to scout out where I may want to bring

Michelle back later for vacation. So we'll make sure to come back

sometime in the near future.”

So many whorehouses and bars, so little time...

Posted by: Underground Vulgarian at April 16, 2012 10:36 AM (Aaxiu)

71
Voice up: The choice in this election is between an economy that produces a
growing middle class and that gives people a chance to get ahead, and
their kids a chance to get ahead, and an economy that continues down the
road we’re on.


Shot of Chicago River: { sound of something large hitting the water }

Voice up: Reduce head count and leash the chaos. Because one loose cannon on deck already is one too many: Axe Body Splash!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at April 16, 2012 10:36 AM (lce0m)

72 Sir Golfsalot has nothing to run. NOTHING. All he can do now is demagogue the opposition and hope enough stupid people fall for it AGAIN.

Posted by: Jones in CO at April 16, 2012 10:37 AM (8sCoq)

73 Beck Unleashed: President in danger !

KGB set up Secret Service w/ prostitutes!

Beck Evidence: Zero, Nada,, Zip!

Posted by: Killjoy at April 16, 2012 10:37 AM (UF4HH)

74 “We're having a wonderful time.And usually when I take these

summit trips, part of my job is to scout out where I may want to bring

Michelle back later for vacation. So we'll make sure to come back

sometime in the near future.”


The Colombian air traffic controllers have been placed on notice to immediately report the approach of Air Force One, Bird of Prey, and Water Dog One.

Posted by: Cicero at April 16, 2012 10:38 AM (QKKT0)

75 Also I propose we close the Titanic subject for another 100 years. Enough already. The boat sank and it sucked for all concerned. Done.

Posted by: Jones in CO at April 16, 2012 10:39 AM (8sCoq)

76 All Obama will have to do is continue to lie every time he opens his mouth. The MFM will repeat it as smoking hot gospel and the dumb asses who voted for him last time will believe it.

Remember this people, elections are about getting our people to the polls while getting theirs to stay at home. And don't forget, they will be doing the same thing.

Posted by: Vic at April 16, 2012 10:40 AM (YdQQY)

77 Also I propose we close the Titanic subject for another 100 years. Enough already. The boat sank and it sucked for all concerned. Done.
Posted by: Jones in CO at April 16, 2012 10:39 AM (8sCoq)


It seems like it worked out OK for James Cameron that liberal wiennie prick

Posted by: nevergiveup at April 16, 2012 10:40 AM (i6RpT)

78 Sir Golfsalot has nothing to run. NOTHING. All he
can do now is demagogue the opposition and hope enough stupid people
fall for it AGAIN.


Posted by: Jones in CO at April 16, 2012 10:37 AM (8sCoq)


Even his girlfriend Nooner was whining on Laura Ingraham, between nips of her "arthritic medicine", that his weakness is that he has an actual record this time.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 16, 2012 10:41 AM (X4hNU)

79 So if things happening in 2012 are Bush's fault, wouldn't that mean Obama's policies over three years are meaningless? Woo, what a reason to reelect him! Man, the contortions they must go through! You can't claim to have reversed the "bad" Bush years while at the same time blaming him for the current bad environment!

Posted by: Mainah at April 16, 2012 10:42 AM (659DL)

80 >>Bird of Prey

I see what you did there.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at April 16, 2012 10:42 AM (/kI1Q)

81 O/T and only interesting to North TX morons: Cumulus radio sucks. They have almost killed all local talk radio in DFW. Every market I have seen them enter, they ruin.

Posted by: dogfish at April 16, 2012 10:44 AM (N2yhW)

82

Romney campaign releases.. Happy Birthday Mom video.
http://tinyurl.com/7x3ajlu

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at April 16, 2012 10:45 AM (DGIjM)

83 Axelrod made an Alinskian Slip. He is so used to being the
insurgenttaking on the status quo that he forgot that he's not the
insurgent


Yeah. The thing with Alinsky tactics is that as designed they only work when you aren't in power. Alinsky's book even warns about that, but I guess Axelturf didn't read that part.

Posted by: Ian S. at April 16, 2012 10:45 AM (tqwMN)

84 >the dumb asses who voted for him last time will believe it.


well, I think his base is made up of 1) stupid people, and 2) rank and file democrats who would vote for a bag of hammers, if the bag of hammers was registered democrat. What Romney has to do is peel off some of the independent voters who totally bought into the 'hopenchange' bullshit from 2008. It's doable but Romney can't fall into the trap of responding to every made-up distraction that will come from King Putt's campaign braintrust. Romney needs to hammer away at Putt's record of failure day after day, every day, until the election.

Posted by: Jones in CO at April 16, 2012 10:45 AM (8sCoq)

85 Quick OT: Dennis Ritchie passed away. Geeks everywhere mourn. http://preview.tinyurl.com/3hbdetx

Posted by: joncelli, heartless Con and all around unpleasant guy at April 16, 2012 10:46 AM (RD7QR)

86
Follow the madcap hijinx of the merry band of international travelers on our dime in:

Choo-Choo, Jugears and Mooch

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at April 16, 2012 10:47 AM (lce0m)

87 The asshat liberals have been running against Bush so long, it's become part of their DNA. They can't even get their talking points straight anymore.
It's hard for them to remember they're running the place, when they haven't been doing anything but campaigning forsix years.

Posted by: Roy at April 16, 2012 10:49 AM (VndSC)

88 "Michelle's own personal Fodors" LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 16, 2012 10:49 AM (40V+c)

89 86

Follow the madcap hijinx of the merry band of international travelers on our dime in:

Choo-Choo, Jugears and Mooch



Don't forget me!

Posted by: Malia in Mexico and Vegas on your dime at April 16, 2012 10:49 AM (UOM48)

90 Beck Unhinged: Afghan spree killer, SSGT Robert Bales, set up by Pakistani ISI.


Beck Proof: Donut Hole! Zero. None.

Posted by: Killjoy at April 16, 2012 10:50 AM (UF4HH)

91 The asshat liberals have been running against Bush so long, it's become part of their DNA. They can't even get their talking points straight anymore.
It's hard for them to remember they're running the place, when they haven't been doing anything but campaigning forsix years.
Posted by: Roy at April 16, 2012 10:49 AM (VndSC)

And it is wearing very thin

Posted by: nevergiveup at April 16, 2012 10:50 AM (i6RpT)

92 Bush met with at least 18 different world leaders at his ranch in Crawford. He also held pressed conferences while there. Not exactly a vacation , nut as I like to say, the left makes their Screwdrivers with apple juice.

Posted by: polynikes at April 16, 2012 10:51 AM (xy2s7)

93 Follow the madcap hijinx of the merry band of international travelers on our dime in:

Choo-Choo, Jugears and Mooch



Don't forget me!



Posted by: Malia in Mexico and Vegas on your dime at April 16, 2012 10:49 AM (UOM4


Hey, WTF???

Posted by: Bo, the Only Portuguese Water Dog With His Own Gulfstream G-VI at April 16, 2012 10:52 AM (QKKT0)

94 @85: Again? Ritchie died last October.

Posted by: Ian S. at April 16, 2012 10:53 AM (tqwMN)

95 >It's hard for them to remember they're running the place, when they haven't been doing anything but campaigning forsix years.

Posted by: Roy at April 16, 2012 10:49 AM (VndSC)



when Obumble talks about how presidentin is hard because everything was so messed up when he got there, and he needs more time blah blah blah, he is basically admitting that he is an ineffectual president who is not up to the task

Posted by: Jones in CO at April 16, 2012 10:53 AM (8sCoq)

96 Auto correct is auto sucky.

Posted by: polynikes at April 16, 2012 10:53 AM (xy2s7)

97 What Romney has to do is peel off some of the independent voters who totally bought into the 'hopenchange' bullshit from 2008.
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You must have missed the ace post about Rove's statements about the new research that shows there is no big pool of "independents" out there. The same thing I have been saying now for years.


There is no "peeling off". What there is is making them not want to vote for Obama so they stay at home. You do that by making sure the message gets out about what a true shit weasel Obama is.


And that is tough part w/o having the MFM in your back pocket.

Posted by: Vic at April 16, 2012 10:54 AM (YdQQY)

98 Beck Uncensored: Julian Assange a Russian agent who wants to end Western way of life!

Beck Proof: Snake eyes. Crapped out again!

Posted by: Killjoy at April 16, 2012 10:55 AM (UF4HH)

99 Also I propose we close the Titanic subject for another 100 years.
Enough already. The boat sank and it sucked for all concerned. Done.

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Yeah..... but as a metaphor for the USS America with Captain Obumblefuck at the helm, charging thru an iceberg field at ramming speed..... well, I cant think of a better corollary.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 16, 2012 10:55 AM (C8hzL)

100 85
Quick OT: Dennis Ritchie passed away. Geeks everywhere mourn. http://preview.tinyurl.com/3hbdetx

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You did notice that the date on that story is October 13, 2011, right?

I mean, *I'm* known as "Captain Oblivious", but really!

Posted by: Anachronda at April 16, 2012 10:55 AM (6fER6)

101 @ 79 I...ummmm...errrrr...inherited this economy...errrrr...ummmm...from myself...

Posted by: Emporer Barkymus at April 16, 2012 10:56 AM (Fvey9)

102 @98: meh. Jazz Hands, like all leftists, wants to end the Western way of life for everyone except themselves. The peasants will get feudalism and like it.

Posted by: Ian S. at April 16, 2012 10:56 AM (tqwMN)

103 I guess I am naive ... of the 4 people I know who voted for Obama.. not one of them is voting for him again. not one. Nothing he can say will change their mind.

There are no new converts to Obama.. he has a base of 40% and that's it.
He loses in November.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at April 16, 2012 10:56 AM (DGIjM)

104 Yeah..... but as a metaphor for the USS America with Captain Obumblefuck
at the helm, charging thru an iceberg field at ramming speed..... well,
I cant think of a better corollary.


Think harder.

Posted by: Capt. Max Pruss at April 16, 2012 10:56 AM (QKKT0)

105 >Posted by: Vic at April 16, 2012 10:54 AM (YdQQY)

I disagree

Posted by: Jones in CO at April 16, 2012 10:57 AM (8sCoq)

106 1. If Trayvon had beaten Zimmerman to death do you think that there would be the same media feeding frenzy over the case that there is now?

2. If the jewelry in Trayvon's back pack turns out to be stolen - wouldn't he be legally liable for his own death under the felony murder statutes?

Posted by: An Observation at April 16, 2012 09:59 AM (ylhEn)

1) No. He's a member of a favored group (ie, anyone who isn't white).

2) No. See above (because it is whitey's fault he had to steal).

Posted by: blindside at April 16, 2012 10:58 AM (x7g7t)

107 Leftist boarding the Titanic quote: "Obama himself could not sink this ship"

Posted by: kbdabear at April 16, 2012 10:59 AM (Y+DPZ)

108 A bad week for the SCOAMF is a good week for the country.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at April 16, 2012 10:59 AM (d0Tfm)

109
The choice in this election is between an economy that produces a growing middle class and that gives people a chance to get ahead, and their kids a chance to get ahead, and an economy that continues down the road we’re on.

I guess Axelrod really IS that stupid, ain't he? Oh well, think of the bright side: everyday he's in the White House with the SCOAMF is a day he's away from a children's playground, IYKWIMAIKTYD.

Posted by: CoolCzech at April 16, 2012 10:59 AM (Iaxlk)

110 Obama can't seem to get past 45% approval in any major poll these days. Sure, 6mo away is the election and anything can happen. But barring some crazy change of events, I see a 52-46% Romney victory in November.

Rubio, Portman, or Jindal for veep.

Posted by: aerofanatic at April 16, 2012 11:00 AM (h8FS0)

111 Auto correct is auto sucky.

I thought auto sucky is what happens in the car after the prom.

Posted by: Waterhouse at April 16, 2012 11:00 AM (rND5e)

112 My husband's siblings and my sister are still True Believers when it comes to Preznit Stumblefuck.

"He just hasn't had enough time to clean up Bush's mess."

I've given up completely on the idiots.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 16, 2012 11:00 AM (UOM48)

113 Dennis Ritchie died months ago. The byline on that article is from October.

Posted by: David, sockpuppeted troll at April 16, 2012 11:01 AM (UtoLw)

114 Hi folks,

I think we can guess this week's anti-Romney theme from Team Obama:

Exclusive: Romney Sells Inauguration Access, Nine Months Early
A cool $50,000 reserves your seat at the “presidential inaugural retreat.” Now all Mitt has to do is get elected!
buzzfeed.com/bensmith/romney-sells-inauguration-access-nine-months-earl

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Mitt Romney went well beyond his standard stump speech at a closed-door fundraiser on Sunday evening, and offered some of the most specific details to date about the policies he would pursue if elected.
http://tinyurl.com/7g5lqey

It's a little odd that the fundraiser was done on a Sunday night.

Posted by: Y-not at April 16, 2012 11:01 AM (5H6zj)

115 Vic, I disagree.

The size of the "True Independent" pool is only 10% of the electorate, not 30%. It's that "True Independent" pool that decide elections. Obama got them in 2008. Obama has lost them (I hope).


Posted by: Jimbo at April 16, 2012 11:02 AM (O3R/2)

116 Now, what I am interested in finding out: Where were the Skittles and iced tea? Not saying he didn't have them on his person, just that I haven't heard anyone talking about them as evidence.

Posted by: Underground Vulgarian at April 16, 2012 10:15 AM

I still haven't seen any evidence that he was ever at that 7-11 in the first place. No security video, receipts, or eyewitnesses who remember him (although they might be trying to remember if they saw the 12 year old choir boy and not the17 year old 6-2 hood rat)


Posted by: kbdabear at April 16, 2012 11:02 AM (Y+DPZ)

117 "Obama will (try) to run as an outsider, as if he has just gotten here and had no idea what was going on until he showed up. "

His entire administration claims to operate this way
1) Eric 'I don't read memos addressed to me' Holder

2) Janet 'No one told me about OFF'

3) Steven 'What loans that were bad? It was buch' Chu

etc, etc, etc.

If this fool gets re-elected, this country is well and truly finished because the votes are too fucking stupid to see through the thinnest of lies.

All you can do is sit back and wait for the idiots to starve or be shot when trying to steal from people, get eaten by bears and mountain lions.

Posted by: blindside at April 16, 2012 11:03 AM (x7g7t)

118 111 Auto correct is auto sucky.It can be disabled under Settings (on an iPad, anyway).

Posted by: CoolCzech at April 16, 2012 11:03 AM (Iaxlk)

119 Dennis Ritchie STILL DEAD. Film at 11.

Posted by: Jones in CO at April 16, 2012 11:04 AM (8sCoq)

120 @114: Obama got attacked over the weekend by the left (and the New York Times) for a "cash and carry White House". Sounds like an attempt at "but but Mitt does it too".

Posted by: Ian S. at April 16, 2012 11:04 AM (tqwMN)

121 112
My husband's siblings and my sister are still True Believers when it comes to Preznit Stumblefuck.

"He just hasn't had enough time to clean up Bush's mess."

I've given up completely on the idiots.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 16, 2012 11:00 AM

There's an analogy to that. If you're a complete incompetent at work, the boss who hired you will not fire you, because that would reflect badly on his judgement.

I think that's something they tell themselves so they don't have to admit that they bought a total turd

Posted by: kbdabear at April 16, 2012 11:05 AM (Y+DPZ)

122 >If this fool gets re-elected, this country is well and truly finished
because the votes are too fucking stupid to see through the thinnest of
lies.


it would also be evidence that the Republican Party is totally useless-

Posted by: Jones in CO at April 16, 2012 11:06 AM (8sCoq)

123
"Quick OT: Dennis Ritchie passed away. Geeks everywhere mourn. http://preview.tinyurl.com/3hbdetx"

Shhhh, don't tell him about Michael Jackson...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at April 16, 2012 11:06 AM (d0Tfm)

124 94
@85: Again? Ritchie died last October.


Posted by: Ian S. at April 16, 2012 10:53 AM (tqwMN)

[Facepalm] Damn, you're right. Grabbed an old link from C|Net. Mea culpa.

Posted by: joncelli, heartless Con and all around unpleasant guy at April 16, 2012 11:06 AM (RD7QR)

125 While I agree this was a telling comment, my opinion is Obama and his people believe that the "Middle Class", as they like to call it, is anyone above the poverty line. If you're making 25k per year?? Middle Class !! The Middle Class, as I was growing up, was a man making 50-60k or more a year, if the wife didn't work. While it seems like a small amount in this day and age of dot com billionaires, hedge fund managers and union bosses, making that additional 25-30k per year takes either specialized skills, extreme amounts of overtime or starting your own business and growing it from scratch. Obama wants to pander to the "lower" classes- those people making far less than $50,000 per year or totally reliant on government assistance (indeed, I suspect if you asked Obama, he would tell you that even people completely dependent on government assistance are 'middle class'). Nobody likes to be called "lower class" but if there is not a lower class, then everybody above the poverty line is middle class. Hence, if you're making 20k per year, to Obama, you're middle class, even though that's not actually the case. To him, people making more money (god forbid, six figures), are the "rich", despite how ludicrous this assertion is. To Obama, there's the poor (people below the poverty line), the middle class (anyone above the poverty line and making less than around 60k per year- 60k seems to be the Obama sweet spot) and the rich (anyone making over 60k per year). So Obama can say he's helping the "middle class", when in reality, he's hurting the actual middle class so he can pander to the lower income classes.

Posted by: Matt at April 16, 2012 11:07 AM (c4srZ)

126 Does anyone else feel like I do that the GOP members in Congress should call Barky's bluff and vote for the Buffet rule?

This class warfare shit is working for Obama. The Buffet rule is very popular across the board.

So, why not have Boehner and McConnell make a joint statement calling Obama on this charade?

"Mr. President - you know the Buffet rule will bring in only $4 Billion per year on a deficit of $1.4 Trillion per year. We're tired of you trying to distract the American people with this nonsense. So we're going to pass this bill. You will now have to start blaming something else for your failure to get this economy going."

Maybe even get Mitt coordinated on this.

The other nice thing about iut would be it takes the whole class warfare thing out of play for this election. If he tries it again, we say "What? We gave you exactly what you wanted!" Then we play the excuses commercial again.

Anyone?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 16, 2012 11:07 AM (f9c2L)

127 Barak's clusterfuckery is at an 11.

Posted by: Nigel Tufnel at April 16, 2012 11:07 AM (eavT+)

128 "Quick OT: Dennis Ritchie passed away. Geeks everywhere mourn. http://preview.tinyurl.com/3hbdetx"

Shhhh, don't tell him about Michael Jackson...
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at April 16, 2012 11:06 AM (d0Tfm)
----------------------------------------------------
Do you think he knows that Elvis is Tango Uniform as well?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at April 16, 2012 11:08 AM (jucos)

129 I disagree


Posted by: Jones in CO at April 16, 2012 10:57 AM (8sCoq)
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Read

http://is.gd/MpSNds

Posted by: Vic at April 16, 2012 11:08 AM (YdQQY)

130 OT: http://www.tipponline.com/presidency/news/presidency/obama-leads-romney-46-to-38

Barky beating Mitt 44-42 among males? Calling bullshit.
Posted by: NewBrunswicker at April 16, 2012 10:03 AM (triNw)

That is an old poll, from the week before. Funny people are still bringing it up.

Romney is not McCain or Dole. He's proven that with rapid-fire responses to all the Obama gaffes this week. We aren't going into November with McCains "honorable defeat", we are going into it with cameras, microphones and oodles of cash.

Posted by: CAC at April 16, 2012 11:09 AM (pQozE)

131 >Anyone?


Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 16, 2012 11:07 AM (f9c2L)


I'll play.
So the House GOP passes the bill just to disarm the Resident on this issue. Seconds later, GOP gets slammed for raising taxes during an economic downturn.

Posted by: Jones in CO at April 16, 2012 11:09 AM (8sCoq)

132

Also I propose we close the Titanic subject for another 100 years.
Enough already. The boat sank and it sucked for all concerned. Done.


Posted by: Jones in CO at April 16, 2012 10:39 AM (8sCoq)





Agreed, with one exception. The scene in Titanic where Leo DeCraprio dies a horrible death from hypothermia, just before the love of his life says "I'll never let you go" and then flings his frozen body off the makeshift raft. That shit just doesn't get old. Good family entertainment.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 16, 2012 11:10 AM (tQoT4)

133 >>Rubio, Portman, or Jindal for veep.

Jindal's wife immigrated--legally--from India as an infant and holds a STEM degree (I believe her advance degrees are related to business). The hate left will portray her as creepily and dangerously different from "real" Americans, while sucking up to the native-born-high-melanin, crimmigrant, and never-married-non-working-mother vote.

The lies and smears will be brazen.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at April 16, 2012 11:11 AM (/kI1Q)

134 >http://is.gd/MpSNds


Posted by: Vic at April 16, 2012 11:08 AM (YdQQY)

it's my day off, so no reading assignments. I reject your premise that there are no independent voters in the US

Posted by: Jones in CO at April 16, 2012 11:11 AM (8sCoq)

135 O/T: Posted in the comatose Headline thread...

In 'This Crap Happens' news, here in Alabama the State Board of Education just took over the BoE of the City of Birmingham.

Did I mention said BoE is an elected body? And that this is completely within the bounds of our state constitution?

I don't quite know which bugs me more, that it can happen, or that in all likelihood it was justified. B'ham is whack beyond all recognition. (See "Jefferson County, Bankruptcy" for further reading.)

Posted by: Brother Cavil, in Cylon hell at April 16, 2012 11:11 AM (GBXon)

136 The scene in Titanic where Leo DeCraprio dies a horrible death from hypothermia, just before the love of his life says "I'll never let you go" and then flings his frozen body off the makeshift raft. That shit just doesn't get old. Good family entertainment.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 16, 2012 11:10 AM (tQoT4)



Which should be shown as a cautionary tale to young men everywhere.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 16, 2012 11:11 AM (v+QvA)

137 Skittles - pills, Tea - weed generally not sold at 7-11

Posted by: Jean at April 16, 2012 11:11 AM (WkuV6)

138 [Muffled voice from under desk] I'm sorry! It's Monday! I have ADD! Not enough caffeine! IT'S BUSH'S FAULT! [Whimpering]

Posted by: joncelli, heartless Con and all around unpleasant guy at April 16, 2012 11:12 AM (RD7QR)

139 137 Skittles - pills, Tea - weed generally not sold at 7-11
Posted by: Jean at April 16, 2012 11:11 AM (WkuV6)



Unless you're in Amsterdam.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 16, 2012 11:12 AM (v+QvA)

140
"Anyone?"

Well, that'd be a great idea, if the Establishment Pubbies had any form of self-awareness, that is.

Mitt might jump on that. Marco Rubio has already said the same thing in his speech a couple of months ago, so the meme is out there. As for the rest of the GOP, I'm not sure they'd go for it, given their track record so far of ignoring all the low-hanging fruit of the SCOAMF's disasterous presidency.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at April 16, 2012 11:12 AM (d0Tfm)

141 any update on whitney houston?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 16, 2012 11:13 AM (Ho2rs)

142 Targeting people on their beer and soda preferences is bullshit.

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at April 16, 2012 11:13 AM (7+pP9)

143 The size of the "True Independent" pool is only 10%
of the electorate, not 30%. It's that "True Independent" pool that
decide elections. Obama got them in 2008. Obama has lost them (I hope).

Posted by: Jimbo at April 16, 2012 11:02 AM (O3R/2)
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There are a lot of people who are "independents". Technically every voter in SC is an independent since they are not registered by Party.


What there is not is a large pool of "flip-flopping" voters that switch back and forth between the parties. Rove says that it is about 7%. I believe it is less than 5%.


I have lived all over this country, North, South, East, and West and I have never personally known anyone who who flip-flops back and forth between parties. Most of the people I have known who are like that are apolitical and don't vote at all.

Posted by: Vic at April 16, 2012 11:13 AM (YdQQY)

144 Romney is not McCain or Dole. He's proven that with
rapid-fire responses to all the Obama gaffes this week. We aren't going
into November with McCains "honorable defeat", we are going into it with
cameras, microphones and oodles of cash.

Posted by: CAC at April 16, 2012 11:09 AM (pQozE)
Thanks for the optimism. I think there's actually reason for some at this point. The Obozo clown circus seems utterly inept when it comes to crafting a message that does what it needs to do - which is, shift the focus away from King Putt's abysmal record. He is still raising lots of cash though, and I don't see the MSM abandoning him en masse, even though there are a few cracks in the dyke.

Posted by: Cicero at April 16, 2012 11:13 AM (QKKT0)

145 141 any update on whitney houston?

Whitney is still learning how to program.

Posted by: jwb7605 at April 16, 2012 11:14 AM (Qxe/p)

146 >any update on whitney houston?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 16, 2012 11:13 AM (Ho2rs)

still dead

Posted by: Jones in CO at April 16, 2012 11:14 AM (8sCoq)

147 Errrr...Ummmm...errrr... after reading you morons....ummmm...we finally found a campaign slogan

http://tiny.cc/av5ucw

Posted by: Emporer Barkymus at April 16, 2012 11:14 AM (Fvey9)

148 Shit. I meant "dike."

Posted by: Cicero at April 16, 2012 11:15 AM (QKKT0)

149 He is still raising lots of cash though, and I don't see the MSM
abandoning him en masse, even though there are a few cracks in the dyke.

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What's I do to deserve THAT?!?!?!

Posted by: Rachel Maddow at April 16, 2012 11:15 AM (C8hzL)

150 I joined chess dot com... it's a great website

Posted by: Truman North at April 16, 2012 11:15 AM (I2LwF)

151 Both do have cracks though, so there's that.

Posted by: Cicero at April 16, 2012 11:15 AM (QKKT0)

152 >>Shit. I meant "dike."

I thought you were being witty about last week.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at April 16, 2012 11:15 AM (/kI1Q)

153 He is still raising lots of cash though, and I don't see the MSM abandoning him en masse, even though there are a few cracks in the dyke.
Posted by: Cicero at April 16, 2012 11:13 AM (QKKT0)
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I was really hoping you were going to say Chinks in the Armor.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at April 16, 2012 11:15 AM (jucos)

154 If you're a complete incompetent at work, the boss who hired you will
not fire you, because that would reflect badly on his judgement.


Unless you can claim they lied on their resume. Barry lied.

Bang the drum.

Posted by: toby928 wishfull thinker at April 16, 2012 11:16 AM (evdj2)

155 The ideal situation would be for Obama forced back into the Northeastern corridor defensively and the upper midwest defensively. In 2010, conservative groups and pacs started targeting the next most vulnerable D seats, and eventually the DNC abandoned the 30-some-odd seats they were initially trying to protect. Romney/PAC money already will cover a big push in Ohio, Virginia, Florida, Iowa, Colorado, Nevada, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. So if there's money to spare, definitely force Obama (who is raising 40% LESS than the Ds did in March 200 to spend money in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and New England. Romney won't win MN or CT or MA but every dollar spent there Obama wont have in weaker states and the map reddens.

Posted by: CAC at April 16, 2012 11:16 AM (pQozE)

156 I reject your premise that there are no independent voters in the US


Posted by: Jones in CO at April 16, 2012 11:11 AM (8sCoq)
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Never said "no". Said it is a small number.

Posted by: Vic at April 16, 2012 11:16 AM (YdQQY)

157 141 any update on whitney houston?

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Working on a new release with Kurt Cobain

Posted by: fixerupper at April 16, 2012 11:16 AM (C8hzL)

158 136 -

Amen. And they took the dirty old broad out onto the ocean so they could find the necklace. So what does she do? Just before she croaks, she tosses the necklace into the briney deep, thus cancelling the whole purpose for why she was there.

I hope she rots in hades for getting a free boat trip under false pretenses. No doubt she didn't have a chance to confess her sins before the devil took her.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 16, 2012 11:16 AM (TOk1P)

159 I think the best way the GOP can handle the whole Buffett Rule BS is to announce that in principle they agree withObama, but will needfirst need to meet with him to discusshis plans for the remaining 97 percent of the deficit.
It doesn't matter if theBR is a good idea or not, because of coursetalks with Obama would never go anywhere, anyway, anytime.

Posted by: CoolCzech at April 16, 2012 11:17 AM (Iaxlk)

160 Barry fully intends to run as the Outsider this cycle. The effin Outsider.


Posted by: toby928 at April 16, 2012 10:08 AM (evdj2)



He's been golfing and on vacation so much he really hasn't had a chance to get settled into the White House yet

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 16, 2012 11:17 AM (1Jaio)

161
Shit. I meant "dike."


Posted by: Cicero at April 16, 2012 11:15 AM (QKKT0)




I ain't sticking my finger in there. No way, no how.

Posted by: Little Dutch Boy at April 16, 2012 11:18 AM (tQoT4)

162 any update on whitney houston?

Her condition is stable.

Posted by: toby928 wishfull thinker at April 16, 2012 11:18 AM (evdj2)

163
Vic:

Where I live the voter turnout for presidential elections is three to four times the turnout for off year elections. I've also seen it elsewhere.

There are tons of people who only vote in the presidential elections.

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at April 16, 2012 11:19 AM (7+pP9)

164 Prezidentin' is hard.

Posted by: Terry at April 16, 2012 11:19 AM (HRJmX)

165 I think he's tired of the only job he's ever had. He's got his retirement for life check now, and can spend the rest of his days on the golf course.

PS I want to know how many AF1 flights compared to Bush, not how many days spent. If Bush spent a month at Crawford, he's not burning 747 fuel for 15 days (going by Barky's average of flying every other day last year). And the GOP needs to pund FOUR FUCKING HOUIRS that Mooch couldn't wait on her vacay to Martha's Vinyard so she took her own damn plane. And they say Mitt is out of touch!!!????

Posted by: Schwalbe: The Me-262© at April 16, 2012 11:19 AM (UU0OF)

166 Obama is a stuttering clusterfu*k of an unmitigated disaster.

Posted by: Roy at April 16, 2012 11:19 AM (VndSC)

167 I think the best way the GOP can handle the whole
Buffett Rule BS is to announce that in principle they agree withObama,
but will needfirst need to meet with him to discusshis plans for the
remaining 97 percent of the deficit.

It doesn't matter if theBR is a good idea or not, because of coursetalks with Obama would never go anywhere, anyway, anytime.

Posted by: CoolCzech
....
That's another good approach. Call for substantive talks on tax reform. We all know Obama is too busy working on his putting game to do that!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 16, 2012 11:19 AM (f9c2L)

168 As I recall, Bush want to his ranch and Camp David so often, because they were low cost for the taxpayer. Neither required advance teams and difficult security situations.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 16, 2012 11:20 AM (FJP6/)

169 157 141 any update on whitney houston?-----Working on a new release with Kurt Cobain
Posted by: fixerupper at April 16, 2012 11:16 AM (C8hzL)


We're working on a comeback strategy.

Posted by: Generalissimo Francisco Franco at April 16, 2012 11:20 AM (DrWcr)

170 128
Do you think he knows that Elvis is Tango Uniform as well?

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Elvis is not dead. He just went home.

Posted by: K at April 16, 2012 11:21 AM (6fER6)

171 There are tons of people who only vote in the presidential elections.


Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at April 16, 2012 11:19 AM (7+pP9)
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Oh I agree with that, but it doesn't mean that they switch back and forth between Dem and Rep presidential candidates every election.

Posted by: Vic at April 16, 2012 11:21 AM (YdQQY)

172 any update on whitney houston?
For the first time in years, she's been clean of drugs for weeks.

Posted by: Roy at April 16, 2012 11:21 AM (VndSC)

173 You guys are going to pick me last for basketball, aren't you?

Posted by: joncelli, heartless Con and all around unpleasant guy at April 16, 2012 11:21 AM (RD7QR)

174
"I think the best way the GOP can handle the whole Buffett Rule BS is to announce that in principle they agree withObama, but will needfirst need to meet with him to discuss his plans for the remaining 97 percent of the deficit."

That pretty much pegs my Snarkometer. Or just ask what Obama plans to do after the 11 days of spending that the BR pays for.

"And on the 12th day, then what, Mr. President?"

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at April 16, 2012 11:21 AM (d0Tfm)

175 Posted by: Generalissimo Francisco Franco

ISWYDT

Posted by: toby928 wishfull thinker at April 16, 2012 11:21 AM (evdj2)

176 And voting for Buffett to call "Obama's bluff" is absolutely stupid. He would just ignore it and start a new tax issue. Meanwhile Republicans would have voted for AMT-II, another stupid tax that will never work.

Posted by: Vic at April 16, 2012 11:22 AM (YdQQY)

177 172 -

Not really, there are no doubt junkies who are planning on digging up her corpse so they can chew on her hair and fingernails.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 16, 2012 11:23 AM (TOk1P)

178 What? Whitney is dead?

Thank God, Michael Jackson is alive and well.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at April 16, 2012 11:23 AM (DGIjM)

179 >>Neither required advance teams and difficult security situations.

Or renting every room in the place.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at April 16, 2012 11:24 AM (/kI1Q)

180 Canseku?

Posted by: toby928 wishfull thinker at April 16, 2012 11:24 AM (evdj2)

181 That pretty much pegs my Snarkometer. Or just ask what Obama plans to do after the 11 days of spending that the BR pays for.

"And on the 12th day, then what, Mr. President?"

Posted by: BackwardsBoy
......
Ha! That's eleven HOURS, not days! We spend about $10 Billion per day.. BR brings in an additional ~ $4 Billion per year.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 16, 2012 11:24 AM (f9c2L)

182 I hope she rots in hades for getting a free boat trip under false pretenses. No doubt she didn't have a chance to confess her sins before the devil took her.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 16, 2012 11:16 AM (TOk1P)



You just don't understand! Her need for closure took precedence over the lives and resources of everyone else! Don't you care about her feeeeeewings?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 16, 2012 11:24 AM (v+QvA)

183 That's another good approach. Call for substantive
talks on tax reform. We all know Obama is too busy working on his
putting game to do that!


Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 16, 2012 11:19 AM (f9c2L)
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No, the ONLY way to handle it is to tell him we don't have a tax problem, we have a spending problem. tHE DEFICIT WASN'T TOO BAD UNTIL HE INCREASED SPENDING BY A FACTOR OF 3.



fk a bunch of cap lock I ain't fixing it this time.

Posted by: Vic at April 16, 2012 11:24 AM (YdQQY)

184 Memo

TO: Secret Service Advance Detail
FROM: WH Chief of Staff
SUBJECT: Colombian hookers

Please do not pay the Colombian hookers we've arranged for you guys in Cartagena. POTUS needs something to distract media attention from his complete failure to accomplish anything at the Summit of the Americas.

Posted by: Peregrine Took, Hobbit S.O.B. at April 16, 2012 11:25 AM (64S5N)

185 Romney said the GOP must offer its own policies to woo Hispanics, including a "Republican DREAM Act," referring to the legislative proposal favored by Democrats that would offer illegal immigrants a limited path to citizenship, to give Hispanic voters a real choice between parties.

*frowns* Good thing the chances of this passing the House is between zero and minus zero.

Posted by: toby928 wishfull thinker at April 16, 2012 11:25 AM (evdj2)

186 As the Dark Lord, Darth Cheney has declared, Obama is a Stuttering Clusterfark of a Miserble Failure and an Unmitigated Disaster (SCOAMFUD)

Posted by: thunderb at April 16, 2012 11:26 AM (Dnbau)

187 Re the overheard comments in Palm Beach...

I like some of the policy proposals, they make a lot of sense especially the closing deductions while lowering the rates. It's tax neutral, but puts more money in the pockets of small businesses for capital expansion.

The Dems are going to demagogue it though. Eliminate HUD = throwing people out onto the street. Reducing Dept of Ed = keeping people in poverty with no way to educate themselves out.

His concern about Hispanics tells me they think this election is going to be fought in the Mountain West. New Mexico, Nevada, and Colorado are the key states, all three of which he is currently losing. Being Mormon will help him in NV and CO though.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 16, 2012 11:26 AM (FJP6/)

188 So Romney hasn't officially got the nod yet and he is already calling for amnesty round 3.

Posted by: Vic at April 16, 2012 11:27 AM (YdQQY)

189 Mitt should be able to squeeze in.

I'm more afraid that the senate/house won't point him in the right direction: dismantling Obamacare and replacing it with Paul Ryan's plan for solvency.

And elect some sweet sweet Christianist judges that are for freedom and life.

Posted by: HoboJerky, profit of DOOM! at April 16, 2012 11:27 AM (xAtAj)

190 182 -

I tried not to care about her feelings, but with Celine Dion's caterwauling in the background, you pretty much had to.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 16, 2012 11:28 AM (TOk1P)

191 So Romney hasn't officially got the nod yet and he is already calling for amnesty round 3.


Posted by: Vic at April 16, 2012 11:27 AM (YdQQY)
Mitt is a weather vane, but he's potentially OUR weather vane. We need the seats to point him the right way!

Posted by: HoboJerky, profit of DOOM! at April 16, 2012 11:29 AM (xAtAj)

192 151 Both do have cracks though, so there's that.
Posted by: Cicero at April 16, 2012 11:15 AM (QKKT0)


Maddow's leak, though.

Posted by: CoolCzech at April 16, 2012 11:29 AM (Iaxlk)

193 We need the seats to point him the right way!


Posted by: HoboJerky, profit of DOOM! at April 16, 2012 11:29 AM (xAtAj)
------------------------

If you are counting on the Republicans in Congress; don't. Especially the leadership.

Posted by: Vic at April 16, 2012 11:30 AM (YdQQY)

194 The choice in this election is between an economy that produces a growing middle class and that gives people a chance to get ahead, and their kids a chance to get ahead, and an economy that continues down the road we’re on.

I guess Axelrod really IS that stupid, ain't he? Oh well, think of the bright side: everyday he's in the White House with the SCOAMF is a day he's away from a children's playground, IYKWIMAIKTYD.


I think this is even more indicative of the Left than we give them credit for. They never think of themselves as in charge. It's really just the Marxist mindset. There's always a shadowy conspiracy REALLY running things. Capitalists under every bed donchaknow.

It's just projection.

Posted by: AmishDude at April 16, 2012 11:30 AM (T0NGe)

195 I think this whole Dem/progressive attack on mothers is a real winning strategy. I mean, does anyone here love their mother? Pfft! Of course not! How stupid to even ask! So of course no one's going to have a problem with a political party essentially calling out everybody's mothers and calling them useless leeches without a brain in their heads.

It's like the progs are making the biggest "Yo Momma" joke in history, and they actually think it's funny.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at April 16, 2012 11:30 AM (4df7R)

196 And beat this drum Mitt:

Obama's plan is EXPLICITLY to allow our economy to run out of money.

Keep f'ing that chicken Barack.

Posted by: HoboJerky, profit of DOOM! at April 16, 2012 11:30 AM (xAtAj)

197 162 "any update on whitney houston?"Her condition is stable.
Posted by: toby928 wishfull thinker at April 16, 2012 11:18 AM (evdj2)


Really? I thought I read somewhere she's falling apart.

Posted by: CoolCzech at April 16, 2012 11:30 AM (Iaxlk)

198 >>> any update on whitney houston?

She's workin' with Rick James bitch.

Posted by: Rick James at April 16, 2012 11:31 AM (/ZZCn)

199 If you are counting on the Republicans in Congress; don't. Especially the leadership.
Posted by: Vic at April 16, 2012 11:30 AM (YdQQY)



There's leadership...?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 16, 2012 11:31 AM (v+QvA)

200 In the run up to 2008 McShitty couldn't have don't any more pandering to the Hispanics with the amnesty bill.



He got 30% of the vote with 70% going to Dems.

Posted by: Vic at April 16, 2012 11:32 AM (YdQQY)

201 Really? I thought I read somewhere she's falling apart.

Posted by: CoolCzech
.....
Hmmm.. and I read her swimming lessons were not going well.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 16, 2012 11:32 AM (f9c2L)

202 You guys are going to pick me last for basketball, aren't you?
Posted by: joncelli, heartless Con and all around unpleasant guy at April 16, 2012 11:21 AM (RD7QR) Thats a big 10-4

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at April 16, 2012 11:32 AM (mFxQX)

203 Not sure I buy the Rove analysis from 2004 about independents. I think Rasmussen has been showing a larger crop of independents without a political default position this year.

Or maybe their default position is Dem, they voted that way in 2008, but this year are calling themselves Ind so they can vote against this SCOAMF.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 16, 2012 11:32 AM (FJP6/)

204 Really? I thought I read somewhere she's falling apart.

Posted by: CoolCzech at April 16, 2012 11:30 AM (Iaxlk)
----------------------

I heard she had a swelling problem.

Posted by: Vic at April 16, 2012 11:32 AM (YdQQY)

205
162 "any update on whitney houston?"Her condition is stable.

Posted by: toby928 wishfull thinker at April 16, 2012 11:18 AM (evdj2)



Really? I thought I read somewhere she's falling apart.

Posted by: CoolCzech at April 16, 2012 11:30 AM (Iaxlk)






She's decomposing a new album.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 16, 2012 11:33 AM (tQoT4)

206 Washington Examiner

Report: Democrat-controlled Senate laziest in 20 years




For
example, while the Democratically-controlled Senate was in session for
170 days, it spent an average of just 6.5 hours in session on those
days, the second lowest since 1992. Only 2008 logged a lower average of
5.4 hours a day, and that’s when action was put off because several
senators were running for president, among them Hillary Clinton, Barack
Obama and John McCain.

Posted by: momma at April 16, 2012 11:33 AM (oKsWl)

207 "The choice in this election is between an economy that produces a growing middle class and that gives people a chance to get ahead, and their kids a chance to get ahead, and an economy that continues down the road we’re on."


Like Obama's speeches and talking points, this was probably recycled from 2008 too. That would be hilarious.

Posted by: Ms Choksondik at April 16, 2012 11:33 AM (fYOZx)

208 Team Obama should keep using the "Hope and Change" motto this election. There should be even more people hoping for a change this time than there were four years ago.
Unfortunately the media is trying just as hard to convince people that we're on the all-sun-and-roses road to recovery now as they were trying to convince people that 5% unemployment was apocalyptic back then. Considering how few Americans can remember anything important even a year ago, they'll probably succeed with a whole lot of them - maybe even enough to tip the scales, in which case we're all screwed.

Posted by: Norcross at April 16, 2012 11:33 AM (RM0br)

209 176 And voting for Buffett to call "Obama's bluff" is absolutely stupid. He would just ignore it and start a new tax issue. Meanwhile Republicans would have voted for AMT-II, another stupid tax that will never work.
Posted by: Vic at April 16, 2012 11:22 AM (YdQQY)


No, no, you don't get what I mean: announce that we will support the Buffett Rule IF Obama agrees to a sensible plan to eliminate the reamining 97 percent of the deficit.
Which of course, he'll never do.
It would call attention to how pointless the BR is to begin with, and there would be zero chance of it getting enacted, anyway.

Posted by: CoolCzech at April 16, 2012 11:33 AM (Iaxlk)

210 I like some of the policy proposals, they make a lot of sense especially the closing deductions while lowering the rates. It's tax neutral
------
I want to know what "closing deductions" really means. I think he tossed that in there a couple of months ago when his economic plan wasn't getting traction, but it seems gimmicky to me. Eliminating the the charitable deduction for high earners - or severely capping it - will be extremely bad for charities. The result will be that government will expand to take up the slack.

I would prefer tax plan that reduces revenue, not a neutral one. That's a big objection I have with Mitt. He is not intent on starving the Beast (of the Fed govt).

Posted by: Y-not at April 16, 2012 11:33 AM (5H6zj)

211 You'd think legal hispanics in this country would be disgusted by the politicians' combined efforts to woo their vote by implying that the only thing they care about is legalizing their illegal "compatriots." I'm disgusted on their behalf!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at April 16, 2012 11:33 AM (4df7R)

212
"The Dems are going to demagogue it though. Eliminate HUD = throwing people out onto the street. Reducing Dept of Ed = keeping people in poverty with no way to educate themselves out."

Let them demagogue all they want to. All Mitt has to do is point out the test scores and how far our children have fallen compared to the rest of the world rankings in education. I even saw a ready-made commercial on that very subject this weekend on the Golf Channel, of all places. I think it was a teacher's union ad for more money, IINM.

Hell, all that needs to happen in the schools is to bust the teachers unions and revamp the curriculum. Weed out the lefties and teach the simple truth and the rest will take care of itself. I know, I know, easier said than done...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at April 16, 2012 11:34 AM (d0Tfm)

213 Rove is not infallible. He had very strong polling in 2006 showing they would hold the Senate and limit House losses.

His polling was very wrong.

This doesn't mean his raw numbers were wrong, just that the assumptions that went into his normalizations were wrong.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 16, 2012 11:34 AM (FJP6/)

214 Axelrod must have been reading one of those recycled speeches.

Posted by: Jay Bee at April 16, 2012 11:35 AM (6W8+8)

215 I do believe you are correct, CAC, and I done said this before:


Romney ain't MeCain. I was in FL during the primary election, where Newt was having his Second Coming. Romney tore into him like.........


( add sex/ hunting / other metaphor here )


and look what happened to Newt. That Fat Man is still cringing and whining

Posted by: SantaRosaStan at April 16, 2012 11:35 AM (Dll6b)

216 JAWA:
Taliban Blatantly Raising Funds Over the Internet
Obama Cool With That
http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/211910.php

Posted by: momma at April 16, 2012 11:36 AM (oKsWl)

217 @211... I agree. My dad is an immigrant. he came legally.. his attitude is get in line like he did.

I like the closing agencies, combining idea. the tax cuts ect.
Dont like the dream act talk.

But.. I dont know what the answer is to 20 million illegals in this country. Nobody has the will to round em up and deport em.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at April 16, 2012 11:36 AM (DGIjM)

218 And this would all mean something if anyone other than mostly conservative blogs and their readers were aware of it.

As it is ,for the remainder who get their 'news' from the Obama-compliant MSM, it's non existent .

Mass awareness is still all "American Idol" and sports celebrity news , as usual.

Posted by: LeBron Steinman at April 16, 2012 11:36 AM (3a1n4)

219 Honestly, if America was being flooded with millions of illegal aliens from Russia, Poland, and yes the Czech Republic, I would not be down with that just because all the aliens were "Slavs."
Are Americans with Latin American ancestry really so shallow?

Posted by: CoolCzech at April 16, 2012 11:36 AM (Iaxlk)

220 Rove is not infallible. He had very strong polling in 2006 showing they would hold the Senate and limit House losses.
-------------------------------



That data did not come from Rove. It was brought to him by a sophisticated data mining outfit.

Posted by: Vic at April 16, 2012 11:36 AM (YdQQY)

221
The way I look at it the people who vote only in presidential elections are less politically involved and easier to peel off with a well run campaign. Obama got 99% of them in 2008.

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at April 16, 2012 11:37 AM (7+pP9)

222 Is anyone giving odds on the chance that Obama will stage an "assassination attempt" to swing things in his favor and against evil right-wing extremists this year?

Posted by: Norcross at April 16, 2012 11:37 AM (RM0br)

223 I'm more afraid that the senate/house won't point him in the right direction

Neither congress nor Romney understand the gravity of our situation. My expectations for the next four years are quite low.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 16, 2012 11:37 AM (FDqbq)

224 It would have been difficult for anyone to realize or predict how well the Dems mobilized and spun after Katrina in 2006.


If those levees hadn't broke ( after Chocolate Nagin siphoning off most of the money for their upkeep ), 2006 elections would have been.....different

Posted by: SantaRosaStan at April 16, 2012 11:37 AM (Dll6b)

225 Best way to handle the Buffett Rule -- demand a budget before any financial bills get to the floor.

Posted by: Jean at April 16, 2012 11:37 AM (WkuV6)

226 >>> any update on whitney houston?
Last I heard, she was doing an imitation of the Titanic...

Posted by: HH at April 16, 2012 11:38 AM (KB0hv)

227 BTW, Rove's polling is just like everyone else's, it doesn't take into account the get out the vote factor. You can't measure that will telephone interviews.

Posted by: Vic at April 16, 2012 11:38 AM (YdQQY)

228 213 -

If I recall correctly (and I may not), there were a number of Senate races that looked like they would be Republican holds, in close races, and very late they all went in the other direction. If I wasn't lazy I'd look them up, but I'm assuming these are the same races that look like they'll be switchbacks this year.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 16, 2012 11:38 AM (TOk1P)

229 The BEST way to handle the Buffet rule is tell them to stick it up their Communist ass sideways.

Posted by: Vic at April 16, 2012 11:38 AM (YdQQY)

230 My personal favorite is the emerging theme that Obama women surrogates are Proglodytes. The urban dictionary definition is priceless.

proglodyte









(accurate) term of abuse/contempt/description
for an unthinkingly reflexive and personally unpleasant leftist
shit-thrower. A diagnostic term, to distinguish the over-medicated
NPR-listener, the slobbering burn-out druggie, the perpetual
undergraduate, and other leftist menagerie members from their most vocal
exemplar.

Posted by: Bob at April 16, 2012 11:39 AM (PJXbW)

231 Y-not - The big one is eliminate the deduction for a second house.

I'm with you that I would like to see taxes go down overall, but the political reality is that you can't go there. The public isn't with us on this point. They can be persuaded to accept revenue neutral, but not reduced revenues. Take that as a positive, we have won the fight that budget deficits are a Big F'in Deal.

Rassmussen is polling about 60% approval for the Buffet Rule, right now.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 16, 2012 11:39 AM (FJP6/)

232 But.. I dont know what the answer is to 20 million illegals in this country. Nobody has the will to round em up and deport em.
Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at April 16, 2012 11:36 AM (DGIjM)


I feel just like your Dad, being an immigrant (married to an immigrant) myself. LEGALITY makes all the difference.
But you are right: those 20 million are here, and each month and year that goes by is time they are putting down roots. By having kids with American citizenship, for one thing. I really think the idea we can get rid of them is a pipe dream... what we need to really do is immediately ramp up border security to stop the inflow of NEW illegals, and think of ways to disincentivize the hiring of illegals. If they can't get hired, they won't come.... especially if the borders are far better guarded and fortified.

Posted by: CoolCzech at April 16, 2012 11:40 AM (Iaxlk)

233 Obama 216

Romney 258


I like this trend, CAC

Posted by: Truman North at April 16, 2012 11:41 AM (I2LwF)

234 Is anyone giving odds on the chance that Obama will stage an
"assassination attempt" to swing things in his favor and against evil
right-wing extremists this year?


He might do that. OTOH, some disgruntled unemployed lifelong union guy/democrat might take a real shot first.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 16, 2012 11:41 AM (FDqbq)

235 @231
Has Mitt defined what he means yet? The last I read, even folks like Tax Prof Blog had no idea what he means by closing loopholes.

Posted by: Y-not at April 16, 2012 11:41 AM (5H6zj)

236 224 -

Bingo, that's the reason it was a bloodbath for a number of R Senators.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 16, 2012 11:41 AM (TOk1P)

237 Last week was one of the worst weeks in campaign politics that I've seen in a Long Long Time ( Asian hooker metaphor ) -- for the Hussein Campaign


It ain't over til it's over, but a few more weeks like this and Baraka can go back to writing poetry about figs / apes / grottos



Posted by: SantaRosaStan at April 16, 2012 11:41 AM (Dll6b)

238 Why do Columbian hookers hate us? Check into that, Axl Rod.

Posted by: Barry the Inquisitor at April 16, 2012 11:41 AM (0It32)

239 Feel like a sweet video?

Deployed soldier makes recording on a 'daddy doll' and it makes his baby stop crying:


http://tinyurl.com/7n55l5o

Posted by: momma at April 16, 2012 11:42 AM (oKsWl)

240 And I am not in favor of any more "tax reform" either. The last time they did that they reduced the rates and and eliminated a shitpot of deductions. As soon as Clinton took office with the first two years of commie congress they raised the rates back.



The only reform I would accept is a 10% flat tax on all income with no deductions and no minimum or maxiumum.

Posted by: Vic at April 16, 2012 11:42 AM (YdQQY)

241 I really think the idea we can get rid of them is a pipe dream... what we need to really do is immediately ramp up border security to stop the inflow of NEW illegals, and think of ways to disincentivize the hiring of illegals. If they can't get hired, they won't come.... especially if the borders are far better guarded and fortified.
Posted by: CoolCzech at April 16, 2012 11:40 AM (Iaxlk)

agree. That's the only thing that will work. make it so they cant find work.
and seal the freakin border.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at April 16, 2012 11:44 AM (DGIjM)

242 I think they ought to repeal the 16th amendment. Let the states fund the federal government if they want it to be as big as it is.

Posted by: Truman North at April 16, 2012 11:44 AM (I2LwF)

243 Rassmussen is polling about 60% approval for the Buffet Rule, right now.

Soaking the very wealthy is a theme that has played well with the rabble for thousands of years.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 16, 2012 11:44 AM (FDqbq)

244 Nobody has the will to round em up and deport em.

You don't have to. We don't round up and jail all of the speeders on America's highways do we?

Posted by: AmishDude at April 16, 2012 11:45 AM (T0NGe)

245 72 Sir Golfsalot has nothing to run. NOTHING. All he can do now is demagogue the opposition and hope enough stupid people fall for it AGAIN.

Posted by: Jones in CO at April 16, 2012 10:37 AM (8sCoq)

You didn't know he bungeed out of the helicopter, stormed the compound and plugged Bin Laden with two in the cap.
PS I see a Bin Laden photo release on Halloween.

Posted by: madamex at April 16, 2012 11:45 AM (5+Fw+)

246 What do do with illegals? Quit supporting them and they will go home on their own. Fences are a red hearing. Set up a good database and and require it to be checked before hiring, kill all social services to illegals. And anytime they are picked up by the law deport them.


If picked up a second time deport them 1,000 miles further. And repeat that each time until they reach the South Pole.

Posted by: Vic at April 16, 2012 11:45 AM (YdQQY)

247 One other thing, make some damned stiff penalties for people who knowing hire illegals, with jail time for second offense.

Posted by: Vic at April 16, 2012 11:46 AM (YdQQY)

248 Interesting point, Vic.

I mentioned last week that this "fairness" rhetoric that they Dems are pushing right now could lead to the mother of all bluff calls.

"You want fairness? Ok, we agree. 18% flat tax, no deductions, no low income exemptions."

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 16, 2012 11:46 AM (FJP6/)

249 Rassmussen is polling about 60% approval for the Buffet Rule, right now.

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. - GBShaw

Posted by: toby928 wishful thinker at April 16, 2012 11:46 AM (evdj2)

250 >You didn't know he bungeed out of the helicopter, stormed the compound and plugged Bin Laden with two in the cap.

PS I see a Bin Laden photo release on Halloween.

Posted by: madamex at April 16, 2012 11:45 AM (5+Fw+)

in the same way Nixon put men on the moon- he was President when it happened

Posted by: Jones in CO at April 16, 2012 11:47 AM (8sCoq)

251 If picked up a second time deport them 1,000 miles further. And repeat that each time until they reach the South Pole.

Cut, jib, newsletter.

Posted by: toby928 wishful thinker at April 16, 2012 11:48 AM (evdj2)

252 I don't believe Rassmusen this year. He has been funny the whole year. I don't think 60% of the people support another damned AMT.

Posted by: Vic at April 16, 2012 11:48 AM (YdQQY)

253 The ape's musky pelt
soiled with the crush of figs
bristling grotto howl

Posted by: Rick James at April 16, 2012 11:48 AM (/ZZCn)

254 You know, I think if we acknowledge that there are some very talented Democrat election strategists, and there are, they are required to shine up that lipstick wearing pig at the top of that ticket, and there's only so much you can do with that.

Respect the opposition's strengths, exploit their weaknesses. Whatever else you do, that's your winning strategy.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 16, 2012 11:49 AM (TOk1P)

255
This actually gave me chills listening to this.

It's something Levin played yesterday on his show. Remarks by Hillary Clinton at a town hall in Tunisia.

http://tinyurl.com/m5psaq

Scroll down and just click on the "4/13 The Mark Levin Show" Audio Rewind link and go to the 75 min mark.

These people scare me. Really.

Posted by: What else is the M-FSM hiding from us? at April 16, 2012 11:49 AM (HOOye)

256 George Washington: Zombie Hunter http://is.gd/RU5t5a

Posted by: toby928 wishful thinker at April 16, 2012 11:52 AM (evdj2)

257 Ha! That's eleven HOURS, not days! We spend about $10 Billion per day.. BR brings in an additional ~ $4 Billion per year. Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry

Romney needs to ask Obama to come up with budget cuts to get enough to save at least "1 day's worth" of spending to support the Buffett Rule revenue.

Posted by: Roy at April 16, 2012 11:52 AM (VndSC)

258 Whitney? Sheesh, I heard he has worms.

Posted by: Jimbo at April 16, 2012 11:53 AM (O3R/2)

259
"You want fairness? Ok, we agree. 18% flat tax, no deductions, no low income exemptions."

"Oh, and here's a balanced budget amendment for you to sign that limits federal expenditures to no more than that available through taxes, permanently.

Have a nice day, sir."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at April 16, 2012 11:53 AM (d0Tfm)

260 Rasmussen adjusted his model after 2008 to lean a little toward the Dems. I think he over compensated a bit, but I just go with it. He plays it straight and adjust all his polls using a monthly partisan ID poll (15,000 respondents) that he does monthly.

So if he says 60% support for the Buffet Rule, then you can pretty much count on it being at least 57%.

I don't like it, it pisses me off that people are so dumb. But it is what it is.

What I take from it is that when he shows Romney with a 4 point lead head to head, it means Romney really does have a close to outside the MOE lead. It isn't bullshit like those ABC or TIPP polls.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 16, 2012 11:54 AM (FJP6/)

261 249 Rassmussen is polling about 60% approval for the Buffet Rule, right now.
-------------------------------------

Americans have an innate sense of fairness, but are they really too busy or stupid to NOT know the difference between income tax and capital gains tax?

Posted by: Killjoy at April 16, 2012 11:54 AM (UF4HH)

262 Posted by: Vic at April 16, 2012 11:45 AM (YdQQY)

As a small L Libertarian... it sticks in my craw to say this, but we need a national ID card tied to Immigration, Voter Registration, Passport, and drivers License.... with STIFF and ENFORCED penalties for ID theft...

Its amazing the our credit card and bank system works nationwide, realtime... yet we can't figure out who should be here, and who should not?

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 16, 2012 11:54 AM (lZBBB)

263 If France goes the full commie, does the EU crash immediately, or next year?

Posted by: toby928 wishful thinker at April 16, 2012 11:54 AM (evdj2)

264 Whitney and I are performing at the London Olympics.

Posted by: Keith Moon at April 16, 2012 11:55 AM (/ZZCn)

265 *facepalm*

@ByronYork Romney: It's time to move beyond Fox's 'true believers.' http://t.co/kKwI9J8o

Posted by: Y-not at April 16, 2012 11:55 AM (5H6zj)

266
"Ha! That's eleven HOURS, not days! We spend about $10 Billion per day.. BR brings in an additional ~ $4 Billion per year. Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry"

That's even more betterer. Snarkometer is now smoking...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at April 16, 2012 11:55 AM (d0Tfm)

267 Reporting from the ground in PA: Some GOP Republicans would not be
unhappy if Casey keeps the Senate seat since he is a moderate Dem (!).
What the hay, the top 2 contenders, one of whom has been endorsed by our
Republican Governor, were Democrats during the last the election, so
why not?



Phila DA Seth Williams to attend protest rally today at City Hall
demonstrating objection to Mitt Romney's visit to the city and his
support for the Buffett rule. No mention as to whether he will be
sporting a hoodie like in recent demonstrations.

Posted by: jeannebodine at April 16, 2012 11:56 AM (byR8d)

268
I saw Titanic in a giant Quonset hut theater in Camp Hovey, South Korea when it was released.

During the sketching scene, right as Kate Winslet slipped off her robe, the film skipped to the next scene. There were howlsof outrage, objects thrown and violence threatened at the little Korean man running the projector.

Making a hasty, yet wise decision, he rolled back to that scene and unfucked the projector.

I will never forget how hundreds of voices raised in anger suddenly and collectively changed to "Aahhh..." as Kate Winslet's sweater ponies burst out of the gate.

A magical moment.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at April 16, 2012 11:56 AM (0yI6R)

269 170
128

Do you think he knows that Elvis is Tango Uniform as well?

-----------

Elvis is not dead. He just went home.

He's running the Waffle House in Tupelo... making bank....

Posted by: Satan's Barbed Wee Wee at April 16, 2012 11:57 AM (Jls4P)

270 The choice in this election is between an economy that produces a growing middle class and that gives people a chance to get ahead, and their kids a chance to get ahead, and an economy that continues down the road we’re on.That's exactly why I'll be voting for the Republican nominee. The road we're on leads to more taxes and stagnation with union haves and the rest of the country becoming have-nots. Because of my military pension, I can never become one of the 45+ percent getting government handouts. Hell, I can't even get unemployment, which would have been nice a couple years ago when I was temporarily unemployed. It's not like the company I worked for didn't pay into it for me.

Posted by: Bill R. at April 16, 2012 11:58 AM (ZjexS)

271 265 *facepalm*

@ByronYork Romney: It's time to move beyond Fox's 'true believers.' http://t.co/kKwI9J8o
Posted by: Y-not at April 16, 2012 11:55 AM (5H6zj)


Whats wrong with what he said? He has to get Indp and women.
Preaching to the choir wont win an election.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at April 16, 2012 11:58 AM (DGIjM)

272 Here's your waffle. Thank you, thank you very much.

Posted by: elvis at April 16, 2012 11:58 AM (evdj2)

273 *double facepalm*
@ByronYork
Also, it appears more independents watch Fox than CNN. Not just 'true believers.' http://t.co/PBNMAxGN

Posted by: Y-not at April 16, 2012 11:58 AM (5H6zj)

274 >>I don't think 60% of the people support another damned AMT.

Oh, I do. We underestimate the psychological boost people who cannot or will not try to better their own situations get from knowing other people are being knocked down to their level, because we're different. Raised different or whatever.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at April 16, 2012 11:59 AM (/kI1Q)

275 Whats wrong with what he said? He has to get Indp and women.
Preaching to the choir wont win an election.
-----
See @273

Why the need to call out Fox viewers by name? Why the need to call use a term like "true believers?"

It shows an antagonism to the base that would be best hidden, at least until after the g-d Convention.

Moreover, he is plenty willing to pander to "true believers" at fundraisers, isn't he?

Posted by: Y-not at April 16, 2012 12:01 PM (5H6zj)

276
Why is it only Republicans feel that the only way to gain independents and moderates is to drop a turd on conservatives?

It's stupid. Democrats don't do it to their liberal base.

And that's why the Republicans are the Stupid Party.


Posted by: Soothsayer at April 16, 2012 12:04 PM (6/9kl)

277 You want fairness? Ok, we agree. 18% flat tax, no deductions, no low income exemptions."
----------------------



18% is way too high. 10% max. Remember we are talking about a flat tax here. Keep in mind the average 2 person family with an income of $60K will pay less than 8% with the current system.

Posted by: Vic at April 16, 2012 12:04 PM (YdQQY)

278 I dont know.. Ynot, it just doesnt bother me.
(keep in mind.. this story is from NBC)...
here is what they reported he said:

Romney also described his media strategy going forward, including his views on so-called "earned media," and how the campaign might pair surrogates with complimentary news outlets.
He said his campaign had been well-covered by Fox News, but that Fox was watched by "the true believers," and that he knew he would have to reach out to a broader audience in order to win over independents and women voters that will decide the election in November. He painted a picture of a media landscape in which liberal voices won out on television, but conservatives were strongest online.
"We are behind when it comes to commentators on TV. They tend to be liberal," Romney said. "Where we are ahead or even is on twitter and on the Internet."

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at April 16, 2012 12:04 PM (DGIjM)

279 New ace post up with another liar lying

Posted by: Vic at April 16, 2012 12:07 PM (YdQQY)

280 But anyway. Time for me to go. back some time this evening.

Posted by: Vic at April 16, 2012 12:08 PM (YdQQY)

281 If any of you morons are greeting card execs, I want you to know I am itching to buy Mother's Day cards with a Hillary Rosen theme this year. Thank you in advance.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at April 16, 2012 12:10 PM (qwK3S)

282 I kind of like the trial balloons Mitt was floating. It's a good start, and at least there is one candidate saying our bureaucrat hell holein DC needs some chemo. On the DREAM thing, I dunno. I'm usually more of a purist, but at the same time, fighting this one seems to be a loser. Big block of - for the most part, good, hard working, culturally conservative, christian people. If they're illegal, they're illegal because the system for legalizing them is broke. I think I'd be okay for any policy that fixes that, controls the border, and boots the scumbags and criminals (including all of those in our prisons today). I don't want to bootJuan the ass busting day laborer with3 kids to feed - who's kids play soccer w/ my kids - he's a great guy. Ijust want to permanently relocateJose the narco-terrorist who's biggest business decision of the day is 'kidnapping or selling rock?Hmmm...' If party purists want to poke a stick at that tiger, fine. But I don't see the gain -politically,optically, or in reality - inmaking the strategic decision to 'own' the label of 'the anti-immigration' party, which is how theyframe it. Makes more sense to me to make them liars. Big opportunity. Just my 2.

Posted by: JQ Public at April 16, 2012 12:10 PM (NBj0d)

283 True conservatives never drop turds on other Republicans. Their threats to stay home and call everyone a RINO are just terms of endearment.

That said both sides are guilty of unhelpful rhetoric.

Posted by: polynikes at April 16, 2012 12:12 PM (xy2s7)

284 I just don't understand the pessimism from our side. I would much rather be Romney than Obama right now. Is Romney a square? Of course, but most President's are.

The biggest reason why I settled on Romney is he's the type to take the bait with issues like birth control, he'll focus like a laser on Obama's failures.

If George W. Bush can win two elections in this country, Romney should have no trouble knocking someone off with an 8% unemployment rate and $4 a gallon gas.

Posted by: JackHandy at April 16, 2012 12:19 PM (0kf1G)

285 So Romney hasn't officially got the nod yet and he is already calling for amnesty round 3.
Posted by: Vic

Romney is surrounded by Republican political operatives, who haven't figured out that pandering for the Latino vote is a mirage, and pisses off the base.
The GOP would be much better off trying to peel off 5-10% of blacks with a social conservative and anti-immigration message.
I'll wait to see the details of the proposal, but if its just the DREAM Act in disguise, phhtt go my donations I've been making each month.

Posted by: Emperor of Amen at April 16, 2012 12:34 PM (epBek)

286 To be fair, eliminating deductions and lowering tax rate would be a big conservative win.
And actually eliminating or consolidating some federal departments would be the biggest conservative win in 50 years. Even Reagan wasn't able to pull that off.

Posted by: Emperor of Icecream, Non-Christian Cultist for Jesus at April 16, 2012 12:35 PM (epBek)

287 I want to know what "closing deductions" really means. I think he tossed that in there a couple of months ago when his economic plan wasn't getting traction, but it seems gimmicky to me. Eliminating the the charitable deduction for high earners - or severely capping it - will be extremely bad for charities. The result will be that government will expand to take up the slack.
Posted by: Y-not

The ones mentioned in the article were the second home mortgage deduction and the state and local tax deductions (which are a federal subsidy for high tax states). Both are bad ideas whose death is long overdue.

Posted by: Emperor of Icecream, Non-Christian Cultist for Jesus at April 16, 2012 12:39 PM (epBek)

288 277 You want fairness? Ok, we agree. 18% flat tax, no deductions, no low income exemptions."----------------------18% is way too high. 10% max. Remember we are talking about a flat tax here. Keep in mind the average 2 person family with an income of $60K will pay less than 8% with the current system.
Posted by: Vic at April 16, 2012 12:04 PM (YdQQY)


^^^ THIS ^^^

Vic for President!

Posted by: Havedash at April 16, 2012 12:42 PM (F0WNa)

289 You forgot about the head of the NC State democrat party caught homosexually harrassing a man that worked for him. Then lying about. Then paying him off, and finally resigning when caught.

Good times!

Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at April 16, 2012 01:47 PM (vSiVD)

290 In addition to the laundry list of snafus this week, I think the photo on Drudge of Hillary partying is pretty epic.

So, let's see: Obarky goes to Columbia. He is not there five minutes before at least one of his Secret Service dudes gets serviced by a prostitute and then argues and makes a big scene for $46. Caca hits the fan. Twelve agents then sent packing and second team arrives, while begging Special Forces to stay. Meanwhile, Hillary is snogging back beers and dancing like she is having flashbacks of Woodstock, with arms akimbo and batwings a-flapping.

So, I ask in all seriousness (which I'll admit is not my normal Ace behavior), how can Latin America, heck: the USA, view this administration as "above board" or "serious" about the causes they claim to be there for? You know, stuff like, the economy or oil drilling or trade or something along those lines. Instead it is party time! Yehaw.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky: ABO 2012 at April 16, 2012 01:53 PM (baL2B)

291 You forgot about the head of the NC State democrat party caught
homosexually harrassing a man that worked for him. Then lying about.
Then paying him off, and finally resigning when caught.


LALALALALALA

Posted by: MFM at April 16, 2012 01:54 PM (evdj2)

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

Posted by: steevy at April 16, 2012 04:31 PM (7W3wI)

293 Funny, this "bad week" follows what some were calling his "worst week" on March 29th (open mic, budget rejected even by Dems, SCOTUS, Trayvon)
http://tinyurl.com/7ckhdc9

Posted by: Aslan's Girl, daughter of a stay-at-home mom at April 16, 2012 06:19 PM (KL49F)






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