CNN Poll of Likely Voters: Obama's Ahead (Huh?) 49-47 (MoE); But Romney's Favorables at 50%

John King said that Romney "stepped on" this good news with his Birth Certificate joke.

I wonder if Romney didn't do that on purpose. Since our unserious, unprofessional, unintelligent, partisan press is determined to talk about distractions (given that all substance favors Romney), why not give them a distraction of your own choosing?

If the choice is between Rape!!! and Birth Certificate, isn't it better to talk about Obama's Birth Certificate? Neither is what Romney wants to talk about, but the press is determined to only report on irrelevancies; so give them one that doesn't much hurt you.

Anyway, the poll. It's a deadlock, the 2% lead statistically meaningless. Romney leads independents 48-45 (which itself is statistically meaningless).

According to the poll, 50% of likely voters see Romney in a favorable way, with 46% saying they see him in an unfavorable light. Fifty-two percent say they have a favorable opinion of the president, with 47% saying the see him in an unfavorable way.

Remember when I said that as people were forced to make a decision, these secondary questions such as favorability and "shares my values" would all begin lining up with people's preferences on the Main Question, of which candidate interviewees support? There you go.

Bonus Damage: via @notlenc, Ryan edges Biden on favorability. Biden: 46%-47% (underwater, but statistical tie) Ryan 45%-39% (above water, not a tie).

Will the press finally stop talking about how personally popular Obama is? And what a big draw Biden is to blue-collar voters?

By the Way: I've heard the media is considering not covering Ann Romney's speech. Of course they'll cover Michelle Obama's.

Ann Romney scares them. She is a natural.

Posted by: Ace at 04:13 PM



Comments

1 sampling???

Posted by: pull my finger at August 24, 2012 04:15 PM (Dll6b)

2 I think he said it on purpose.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 24, 2012 04:15 PM (k4rbt)

3 AKIN NEWS CONFERENCE AT 515

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 24, 2012 04:15 PM (ovpNn)

4 Eh. Still too close for my taste.

Posted by: joncelli, heartless Con and all around unpleasant guy at August 24, 2012 04:16 PM (RD7QR)

5 Akin will anounce that He is STILL a douchebag and is Still in it to fuck it up.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 24, 2012 04:16 PM (ovpNn)

6 Ace watches CNN so you (and the rest of the world, apparently) don't have to!

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at August 24, 2012 04:16 PM (VMcoS)

7 Chicken Noodle News polls likely Democrat voters in urban sprawls and hippie communes across the land

Posted by: pull my finger at August 24, 2012 04:16 PM (Dll6b)

8 We were .....generous. We only gave it a +12 D sample. You're welcome.

Posted by: CNN at August 24, 2012 04:17 PM (v1uZf)

9 To arms! To arms!

Twit war on #FutureMittJokes.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 24, 2012 04:18 PM (Q/1Jp)

10 aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh

Posted by: akinakinakinakin at August 24, 2012 04:18 PM (60GaT)

11 All polls are worthless right now, but CNN polls are shit allways

Posted by: Vic at August 24, 2012 04:18 PM (YdQQY)

12 >>>Eh. Still too close for my taste.

right, but consider, this is after Obama's best lines of attack (Bain, Cancer Murderer), and after Romney/Ryan played trump on ther their ace in the hole, Medicare.

AND, this is BEFORE either of these two men has had what Obama has had for four years: The opportunity to address the public in a non-adversarial, friendly, humanizing manner.

Posted by: ace at August 24, 2012 04:18 PM (fxHyG)

13

47% of Likely voters worry that Romney will give them cancer if they don't vote for him.

Posted by: toby928© at August 24, 2012 04:18 PM (QupBk)

14 Akin will announce that none of the many women that he's raped have ever gotten pregnant.

Then will explain that that has been taken out of context.

But that he's staying in the race.

Posted by: nickless at August 24, 2012 04:19 PM (MMC8r)

15 and the last time I saw John King, he was sucking Obama's tiny cock


so there's that......

Posted by: pull my finger at August 24, 2012 04:19 PM (Dll6b)

16 No, the press will never stop taking about how personally popular Obama is. That's to keep people thinking. "But he's such a nice guy. maybe I should vote for him again."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 24, 2012 04:19 PM (k4rbt)

17 and before Romney releases his own ad war.

Posted by: ace at August 24, 2012 04:19 PM (fxHyG)

18 RACIST!

Posted by: Vic at August 24, 2012 04:19 PM (YdQQY)

19 "Remember when I said that as people were forced to make a decision, these secondary questions such as favorability and "shares my values" would all begin lining up with people's preferences on the Main Question, of which candidate interviewees support? There you go."

Well, yeah, that's the problem. Romney is behind in the poll.

Posted by: Reality Check at August 24, 2012 04:19 PM (hvzWz)

20 RC you're being a real Akin.

Posted by: JParker at August 24, 2012 04:20 PM (60GaT)

21

This election is really bringing out the crumudgeon in me. I am really starting to loathe and despise the 40% that will vote for Obama no matter what; and for the 20% on our side that are as stupid as that idiot in MO.

Posted by: rd at August 24, 2012 04:20 PM (9sUlj)

22 I would not look at a tie *before the convention* as a bad thing at all.

Romney is just a name to most people, a suit, a Cancer Murderer. He simply has not had the chance to present himself in human terms to a large national audience.

Posted by: ace at August 24, 2012 04:20 PM (fxHyG)

23 Will the press finally stop talking about how personally popular Obama is? And what a big draw Biden is to blue-collar voters?

Umm, no ... no they won't.

Posted by: Blacksheep at August 24, 2012 04:20 PM (8/DeP)

24

I think they need to make Paul Ryan wear a kilt.

That would take the narrative away from Akin.

Posted by: wheatie at August 24, 2012 04:20 PM (mtRB0)

25 Romney will win. That is all.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 24, 2012 04:21 PM (ovpNn)

26 The bad news was that independent and young women voters were solidly anti-rape.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at August 24, 2012 04:21 PM (+lsX1)

27 iffn there's gonna be a Preference Cascade, it'll commence just after the Republican Hurricane Convention in storm-plagued Tampa


( Tampa, aka God's armpit )

Posted by: pull my finger at August 24, 2012 04:21 PM (Dll6b)

28 8
We were .....generous. We only gave it a +12 D sample. You're welcome.


Posted by: CNN


Seriously?

Posted by: Dr Spank at August 24, 2012 04:21 PM (4cRnj)

29 Reality Check, please tell me which of the other candidates you believe would now be in a stronger position.

I'm all ears.

Posted by: ace at August 24, 2012 04:21 PM (fxHyG)

30 23
Will the press finally stop talking about how personally popular Obama is? And what a big draw Biden is to blue-collar voters?



Umm, no ... no they won't.

Posted by: Blacksheep

the more you say something the more people will eventually believe it.....

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 24, 2012 04:21 PM (ovpNn)

31 what 20% are you talking about, the no-exceptions abortion poll?

sure there's people who find that objectionable but that's not really why he got in trouble

Posted by: JParker at August 24, 2012 04:21 PM (60GaT)

32 A typical professional poll is biased to Dems by +5%. IOW, take whatever they say about the Dem and subtract 5%. A typical TV news poll is biased to the Dems by +10%. A typical Newspaper poll is just worthless and you are a fool for wasting time looking at it.

Posted by: Vic at August 24, 2012 04:22 PM (YdQQY)

33 John King said Romney "stepped on" this good news with his Birth Certificate joke.



See? Us News Guys were all set to go. We were chomping at the bit to get Mitt's good news out about how the race is tightening up but shuckie darns, wouldn't you just know it! Now that darn Mitt went and made us talk about his Birth Certificate joke instead when we really REALLY wanted to tell those folks at home how close he was in the polls instead .


Feel the disappointment.

Posted by: mama winger in Paul Ryan's district at August 24, 2012 04:22 PM (P6QsQ)

34 Akin to announce he's staying in the race again at 5:30 to tamp down all the RaiSSSSSTy birfer coverage.
Biden/Akin 2016

Posted by: BidenloidTheHappy at August 24, 2012 04:22 PM (0udxW)

35 Ace, as to your q in the last p, the answer is "never."

Posted by: The littl shyning man at August 24, 2012 04:22 PM (uJJt0)

36 And what a big draw Biden is to blue-collar voters?

Hey. He went into a Home Depot once. So he's just like us, with his law decree and his plagiarism and his ill-concealed racism, and his drawing a federal paycheck longer than I've been alive.

Posted by: LolRadish at August 24, 2012 04:23 PM (/kI1Q)

37 do we know for sure Akin's announcing he's staying

i was hoping for Divine Intervention

Posted by: JParker at August 24, 2012 04:23 PM (60GaT)

38 33
John King said Romney "stepped on" this good news with his Birth Certificate joke.



See?
Us News Guys were all set to go. We were chomping at the bit to get
Mitt's good news out about how the race is tightening up but shuckie
darns, wouldn't you just know it! Now that darn Mitt went and made us
talk about his Birth Certificate joke instead when we really REALLY
wanted to tell those folks at home how close he was in the polls instead
.


Feel the disappointment.


Posted by: mama winger in Paul Ryan's district

was anyone concerned about Dear Dog Eater stepping on it wqith his seamus joke earlier this week?

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 24, 2012 04:23 PM (ovpNn)

39 I think they need to make Paul Ryan wear a kilt.

That would take the narrative away from Akin.


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Seconded.

Posted by: mama winger in Paul Ryan's district at August 24, 2012 04:23 PM (P6QsQ)

40 Obama up 10% with women.

Romney up 10% with men.

So much for ZOMG look at the gender gap!

Posted by: JackStraw at August 24, 2012 04:24 PM (TMB3S)

41 And what a big draw Biden is to blue-collar voters?

He makes them feel smart.

Posted by: nickless at August 24, 2012 04:24 PM (MMC8r)

42 If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to irritate him.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Regular With Full Stomping Power! at August 24, 2012 04:24 PM (0q2P7)

43 Oh goodie, Huckafuck is on fox.

Posted by: Adam at August 24, 2012 04:24 PM (/YJYi)

44
I wonder if a study has ever been done regarding the increase of divorcecases during contentious election cycles?

The wife started in on the magic underwear and tax returns bullshitlast night...

I'm probably going to miss her after a while.

Posted by: Gunslinger at August 24, 2012 04:24 PM (4S7hN)

45 we know with 95% certainty he's playing the sympathy card (I got death threats! ) and vowing to stay in.

But we don't know if he will stay in.

There is chatter that the so cons he met with in Tampa were not thrilled with him.

Posted by: ace at August 24, 2012 04:24 PM (fxHyG)

46 CNN poll. Barky's hurting.

Posted by: eureka! at August 24, 2012 04:25 PM (1qHOu)

47 yes..paul ryan in a kilt....that would be nice.....really nice.....sigh....or a butt shot of him in 501's either works for me

Posted by: phoenixgirl at work, team dagny at August 24, 2012 04:25 PM (ZFFGJ)

48 I'd get worked up but...THIS IS CNN.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at August 24, 2012 04:26 PM (csi6Y)

49 I'm assuming that Akin will stay in because he's already demonstrated on multiple occasions that he's a dumb fuck.

Posted by: filbert at August 24, 2012 04:26 PM (smvTK)

50

Paul Ryan....in a kilt....and a sleeveless tunic type shirt.

Walking back and forth on a stage....with a swinging sporran.

Posted by: wheatie at August 24, 2012 04:26 PM (mtRB0)

51 every time todd akin says he's in it for the long haul, remember, this may be true for some definitions of long haul.

Posted by: ace at August 24, 2012 04:26 PM (fxHyG)

52 I wish Akin would just be quiet now. He already said he was in and this just refocuses the convo back to him.

Posted by: snowcrash at August 24, 2012 04:26 PM (I30qo)

53 Has anyone started a "Pick the Akin quote" meme yet where one has to pick from three stupid quotes with 2 being from prominent dems?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at August 24, 2012 04:26 PM (tf9Ne)

54 31 I hate the 20% that believe in magical uteri and believe that sticking it to the "man" is more important than winning this national election.

Posted by: rd at August 24, 2012 04:26 PM (9sUlj)

55 Why do they make it so hard to determine that partisan split in these polls? It's the first thing I look for.

Posted by: toby928© at August 24, 2012 04:26 PM (QupBk)

56 37
do we know for sure Akin's announcing he's staying

i was hoping for Divine Intervention


Posted by: JParker at August 24, 2012 04:23 PM (60GaT)

-------------------------
The only Divine Intervention we can hope for is a friggin lightning bolt that strikes him dead as he steps up to the microphone. BTW, do we know if this presser is going to be held outdoors? See, there's always hope............and maybe some change..........we hope.

Posted by: Not and Artist at August 24, 2012 04:26 PM (uRumV)

57 Maybe Ras' new poll kicked Akin in the reality-sack.

Posted by: nickless at August 24, 2012 04:26 PM (MMC8r)

58 but I do believe he'll stay in, for reasons explained by Philip Klein. I'll post that when I do his stupid press conference thread.

Posted by: ace at August 24, 2012 04:26 PM (fxHyG)

59 Akin can not win, Huckabee. The guy is toast. He cant win, Huckabee. It's a forgone decision. Your boy is going to fuck everything up by staying in.

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 24, 2012 04:26 PM (zrpqj)

60 Ann Romney? We don't like her, so she doesn't exist.

Posted by: Netwerks at August 24, 2012 04:27 PM (v1uZf)

61 Who the hell knows about the polls....

look they have proven they are in a coordinated agenda polling cycle with PPP and its insane +9 GOP sample....

Mitt is doing what he has to do and watching the MSM go into wind-up doll mode is funny....better they be over the top rather than subtle....subtle slowly sways narrative this over the top shit?

Not convincing a soul.

Posted by: sven10077 at August 24, 2012 04:27 PM (LRFds)

62 I am not buying the "chess move" version of Romney's comments.

I really think it was a mistake. He was speaking off the cuff. I don't think it hurts that much, and might have an upside, but I can't imagine the meeting where they decide to do it because not only can they anticipate the reaction so keenly, it's exactly what they want. Just way, way too risky.

Let the left go into a tizzy, but keep moving forward. Mistakes will happen. This was one of them and it wasn't that serious.

Just my two cents, of course.

Posted by: Tommy V at August 24, 2012 04:27 PM (iJ5jJ)

63 "As long as people are interested in birthdays, may I mention that I was born on a Wednesday. My father the auto maker always said to try to buy a car made on a Wednesday, because the workers are in a decent mood about their jobs. Never buy a car made on a Monday or Friday, it's just too likely to have a major defect. Hey, did you know my opponent was born on a Friday, God bless him?"

Posted by: Mitt Romney Goes For The Throat! at August 24, 2012 04:27 PM (VMcoS)

64 Ann Romney? We don't like her, so she doesn't exist.

Except when we want to make fun of her horse or her blouse or her sons or her medical history.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at August 24, 2012 04:27 PM (/kI1Q)

65 52 snowcrash,

but I siad I was sorry I get it now and the establishment and....

//Tard Akin

Posted by: sven10077 at August 24, 2012 04:28 PM (LRFds)

66 I posted this towards the end of the last thread. Have no idea if it is a possible scenario or not but it came to me, as all good ideas do, while I was in the bathroom:


Best case scenario: Akin announces he is withdrawing from the Senate race.


"Next
best" best case scenario: Akin announces he is staying in the race, but
will run as an Independent and is leaving the Republican Party over
ideological differences. (that and the fact that they refuse to send him
money and have told him he will not be caucusing with them and is not
welcome at the convention.)

This lets him continue to accept
donations and save face. It also lets the Republican party put someone
else's name on the ballot.

Posted by: mama winger in Paul Ryan's district at August 24, 2012 04:28 PM (P6QsQ)

67 >>Why do they make it so hard to determine that partisan split in these polls? It's the first thing I look for.

The questions, they answer themselves.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 24, 2012 04:28 PM (TMB3S)

68 I don't care if it's unprofessional, Ryan needs to come out on stage
with a short sleeve polo shirt with his guns (literal) a blazin' at the
convention He needs to use lots and lots of lots of hand gestures so
all the wimmin can say, 'Hey now. who's this guy with this body that
will not quit'. Why not give them eye candy. The Dems are going to trout
out their fug wimmin to talk about the "war" the GOP raised on them -
at least make them feel conflicted a little bit when they're confronted with #TeamUteri the following week.



Dems spend every day pandering to the lowest common denominator. I see no harm doing for one day.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at August 24, 2012 04:28 PM (0jzC8)

69 seriously, what is the partisan breakdown of this TurdPoll? I'm guessing D+7, cause that's been typical since early this year ( and slightly more than the actual Dem advantage in the Glory Year of 2008 )


A man should adjust his math accordingly, and Take Measures

Posted by: pull my finger at August 24, 2012 04:28 PM (Dll6b)

70
31 what 20% are you talking about, the no-exceptions abortion poll?sure there's people who find that objectionable but that's not really why he got in trouble
Posted by: JParker at August 24, 2012 04:21 PM (60GaT)


Its amazing to me how you can't get it through some idiots' skulls that it wasn't his "pro-life in all circumstances" portion of his statement that has pissed off people. That's a view I can understand and am sympathetic to if not in outright support of. Its his rape semantics comments that are the problem.

Posted by: buzzion at August 24, 2012 04:28 PM (GULKT)

71 62 Tommy V,

I trust Mitt's damage control more than Tard Akin's.....boy blunder is up to bat in 45 minutes.....

Go Tard

Posted by: sven10077 at August 24, 2012 04:29 PM (LRFds)

72 Next, Romney should go to where he went to college and do the same shit.

Posted by: nickless at August 24, 2012 04:29 PM (MMC8r)

73 Quoting from the CNN article, which simply HAD to bring Akin into this: Akin had "deep ties to Christian conservatives"

They never miss a chance to bash those Christ people, eh?

Posted by: Mr_Write at August 24, 2012 04:29 PM (VJUQK)

74 Anybody check out the details on the CNN poll? I couldn't see anything about partisan split.

Posted by: joncelli, heartless Con and all around unpleasant guy at August 24, 2012 04:29 PM (RD7QR)

75 I have to think that people are lying. There's no way that Obama is a good guy that 50% love and think is great.

Posted by: © Sponge at August 24, 2012 04:29 PM (nDcVA)

76 Neil, ask Huckabee if he will give akin $ from Huck-pack.

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 24, 2012 04:29 PM (zrpqj)

77 Mitt's next joke should be a counter to Obama's recent joke about Seamus: "I think the president can understand how sometimes you accidently drive off with the groceries on the roof."

Posted by: Minuteman at August 24, 2012 04:29 PM (D65Nc)

78 I could find no partisan breakdown in the poll which renders it meaningless.

Posted by: Dr Spank at August 24, 2012 04:30 PM (4cRnj)

79 I hope they switch Ann Romney's convention speech unannounced to during network primetime. See if the MSM cuts away then. It'd be too obvious.

Posted by: Roy at August 24, 2012 04:30 PM (VndSC)

80 More polls...no, I just got out of the bacta tank from yesterday.

Posted by: Brian at August 24, 2012 04:30 PM (UnMRd)

81 >>>I am not buying the "chess move" version of Romney's comments. I really think it was a mistake. He was speaking off the cuff.

You're probably right but I'm running a blog. I have to say crazy/oddball things.

Hey, you try it. If you have to run your mouth all day long you try doing it without these Fifth Dimensional Chess speculations.

Fifth Dimensional Chess Speculations are Option 6b when you've got nothing to say.

Posted by: ace at August 24, 2012 04:30 PM (fxHyG)

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

Posted by: steevy at August 24, 2012 04:31 PM (Ts9tU)

83 Dudes, it's a tie in a CNN poll. Next thing you know The Nation will be polling them to a tie.

What do you think would happen if Romney put on a Detroit Lions "45" jersey?

Posted by: some guy at August 24, 2012 04:31 PM (v1uZf)

84 Weren't Reagan and Carter in a tie much of the time?

Posted by: Hurricane Isaac at August 24, 2012 04:31 PM (w062R)

85 Except when we want to make fun of her horse or her blouse or her sons or her medical history.
Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at August 24, 2012 04:27 PM (/kI1Q)

The snot she blows into a tissue has more class than the bride of the SCOAMF.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 24, 2012 04:31 PM (9TTOe)

86 "If the choice is between Rape!!! and Birth Certificate, isn't it better to talk about Obama's Birth Certificate? Neither is what Romney wants to talk about, but the press is determined to only report on irrelevancies; so give them one that doesn't much hurt you."

No. talking about either of them is quite stupid. Sort of as if a Dem changed the subject from pornography to 9/11 trutherism.

Posted by: Reality Check at August 24, 2012 04:31 PM (hvzWz)

87 >>>this may be true for some definitions of long haul.

Will pull around the USS Reagan and get the Keelhaul team ready then.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Regular With Full Stomping Power! at August 24, 2012 04:31 PM (0q2P7)

88 I'm not a CAComatic machine, but those polls showing Capt. O'Care anywhere near a lead are BS. Obama will get his ass handed to him in this election. I realize I am in a red state, but I can find almost zero support for El Zero; the rest of the country cannot be that stoopid.

Posted by: dogfish at August 24, 2012 04:32 PM (N2yhW)

89 81 Point taken, Ace. Point taken.

Posted by: Tommy V at August 24, 2012 04:32 PM (iJ5jJ)

90 I don't think Romney's comment was unscripted. I also don't see it as a "mistake" of any kind.

It was funny.

Simple as that.

If there are people who don't see the funny in it, that's their problem, I'm afraid.

Posted by: filbert at August 24, 2012 04:32 PM (smvTK)

91 >>>"Fifth Dimensional Chess Speculations are Option 6b when you've got nothing to say"

Especially when the moon is in the seventh house, and Jupiter aligns with Mars.

Posted by: Roy at August 24, 2012 04:32 PM (VndSC)

92
Fuckin Huckabee.....he's still standing by Akin.

Cavuto tried to reason with him...but it rolled right off.

Posted by: wheatie at August 24, 2012 04:32 PM (mtRB0)

93 Team Romney is doing great. They are even or ahead in the polls, and the convention (and subsequent spending) has not even been unleashed. All they needed to do was stay close till the second half, then come out swinging. Very pleased with this campaign.

Posted by: mama winger in Paul Ryan's district at August 24, 2012 04:32 PM (P6QsQ)

94 OOPS: "I don't think Romney's comment was SCRIPTED."

My comment was unscripted as well, which is why I flubbed it.

Posted by: filbert at August 24, 2012 04:33 PM (smvTK)

95 Fuckin Huckabee.....he's still standing by Akin.

Cavuto tried to reason with him...but it rolled right off.
Posted by: wheatie at August 24, 2012 04:32 PM (mtRB0)

This is the prime example of the one issue voter.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 24, 2012 04:33 PM (9TTOe)

96 Breaking: Akin to reveal that he was raped in 1982, 87, 91, 99 and then just too many times to count from 2002 on. Game changer.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at August 24, 2012 04:33 PM (+lsX1)

97 Very pleased with this campaign.
Posted by: mama winger in Paul Ryan's district

It's the kilt thing, right?

Posted by: Roy at August 24, 2012 04:34 PM (VndSC)

98 Ann Romney scares them. She is a natural.
___


Yes, well demonstrated on the posted vid. She's a very sympathetic personality, God forbid the soccer moms get a good look at her.

Posted by: kallisto at August 24, 2012 04:34 PM (jm/9g)

99 I could find no partisan breakdown in the poll which renders it meaningless.

Me either. I did like the Extremely enthusiastic about voting question: Democrats 33% Republicans 41%.

Posted by: toby928© at August 24, 2012 04:34 PM (QupBk)

100 Akin has already said he's IN...why hold a presser to say I'm REALLY IN?
He's out!

Posted by: rukiddingme? at August 24, 2012 04:34 PM (MbeEN)

101 I hope everyone has noticed that whenever Reality Check is asked who he would have preferred over Romney, he refuses to provide an answer.

Just wanted to directly point that out.

Posted by: buzzion at August 24, 2012 04:34 PM (GULKT)

102 They were successful after coming from nothing.

Well, Obama has already given Americans the nothing part. Now Romney can provide the success part.

Posted by: Whoever this is, it's definitely not Michael at August 24, 2012 04:34 PM (qA5G4)

103 I'm always amazed at just how much more pleasant the Republican first lady candidates are than the Democrat ones.

Posted by: © Sponge at August 24, 2012 04:34 PM (nDcVA)

104 92 wheatie,

Tard said he was sorry and who is Mitt Romney anyway he thinks Jesus and the devil were btoryhers y'know.....he's a RINO not a true FiCon like me.....

//Might Huckadodd

Posted by: sven10077 at August 24, 2012 04:34 PM (LRFds)

105
They never miss a chance to bash those Christ people, eh?


Posted by: Mr_Write at August 24, 2012 04:29 PM (VJUQK)

That's because we're crazy mofo's. You know, we give away free meals and help charities, along with providing numerous other community services.I wonder if we strapped bombs to our bodies, cut peoples heads off, made it illegal for women to drive, vote, leave the house by themselves, and wear a blanket that only shows their eyes, would they like us any more than they do now?

Posted by: Adam at August 24, 2012 04:34 PM (/YJYi)

106
This is the prime example of the one issue voter.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 24, 2012 04:33 PM (9TTOe)

The issue?

Himself.

F*** you Huck

Posted by: Guy Who Laughes at Jon Stewart Mugging at August 24, 2012 04:34 PM (MrM2k)

107 >>>Simple as that.
>>>If there are people who don't see the funny in it, that's their problem, I'm afraid.

Aside from being a little ha-ha it was meant to irritate team Obama. Given there far less than optimal response, I'll say it hit the mark.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Regular With Full Stomping Power! at August 24, 2012 04:35 PM (0q2P7)

108 Well at least we know Huck is finished in the GOP now too.


Posted by: H Badger at August 24, 2012 04:35 PM (n/0Nw)

109 Isn't it about time for some lezbian pron? Isn't it?

Posted by: dogfish at August 24, 2012 04:35 PM (N2yhW)

110 It's the kilt thing, right?


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I could see myself approving of Paul Ryan in a kilt. In a purely political sense.

Posted by: mama winger in Paul Ryan's district at August 24, 2012 04:35 PM (P6QsQ)

111 I'm always amazed at just how much more pleasant the Republican first lady candidates are than the Democrat ones.
Posted by: © Sponge at August 24, 2012 04:34 PM (nDcVA)

That's cause republican men can make their women orgasm.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 24, 2012 04:35 PM (9TTOe)

112 A "mistake" it was a harmless fucking joke.

Posted by: steevy at August 24, 2012 04:35 PM (Ts9tU)

113 I am not buying the "chess move" version of Romney's comments.
===============]
Need I remind you that Trump gained some big popularity by going after this?

There is no down side.
1) It changes the narrative
2) It forces the media and Obama to defend and sputter
3) Americans get a joke, liberals don't; most Americans will wonder why the left is so outraged over a joke.
4) Anger never, ever gets you votes; this hurts Obama's image.
5) Romney looks like the happy, jocular guy; Obama the whining, pouting passive-aggressive bitch.
6) Obama never--not once--got more popular or more liked during the height of the "birther" controversy. In fact, the more this is an issue the more Americans are reminded, "Hey, there was nothing there but he still made a big deal about hiding it: This guy likes to hide stuff."
7) It's also a joke at the expense of the birthers. If you believe the JEF, he swears he was born here, just like Romney. So, only silly people would question either man.

Posted by: RoyalOil at August 24, 2012 04:35 PM (imtbm)

114 A CNN poll? Unbelievable.

Posted by: Soona at August 24, 2012 04:36 PM (Db8f9)

115 If the incumbent don't get fifty percent by now he's Toast. Burnt Toast, with all the grainy, gritty, racist implications.


People know him--they hate or love or like or dislike him. No one who still says they're "undecided" now will vote for him.


They'll either sit it out or vote Romney ( unless Romney commits rape-rape on the stage, with gusto, then kills a baby

Posted by: Conventional Wisdom at August 24, 2012 04:36 PM (Dll6b)

116 29
Reality Check, please tell me which of the other candidates you believe would now be in a stronger position.



I'm all ears.



Posted by: ace at August 24, 2012 04:21 PM (fxHyG)







Fifteen minutes later, no response. He/she/it either got
called upstairs by mom to clean out the cat box, or it's coffee break
time at Troll Central Command.

Posted by: filbert at August 24, 2012 04:36 PM (smvTK)

117 Awww.... I love Ann Romney!!

I cant wait for her to be first lady!!

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at August 24, 2012 04:36 PM (DGIjM)

118 John King: "And for God's sake, would somebody watch me? What do I have to do? Shoot a puppy on the air? Change the name of my show to 'John'? I'll do it, dammit. Just tell me."

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at August 24, 2012 04:36 PM (uMSNt)

119 Quoting mama winger: "This lets him continue to accept

donations and save face"

IMHO, he lost his face when he made those stupid rape comments, but I know what you mean. Hope springs eternal, and all that.

Posted by: Mr_Write at August 24, 2012 04:36 PM (VJUQK)

120 That's cause republican men can make their women orgasm.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 24, 2012 04:35 PM (9TTOe)

Thread winner!

Posted by: Adam at August 24, 2012 04:36 PM (/YJYi)

121 101 Buzzion,

it's mission is to try to fuel the split between SoCons and FiCons over Akin and I am NOT lying.....

Troll activity has jumped off the page over at HA.....

SoCon we are not against you unless you demand we sacrifice this race for Huck.

and by "we" I mean me and my ego....

*grin*

Posted by: sven10077 at August 24, 2012 04:36 PM (LRFds)

122 update:

Akin site now has 6888 signatures.

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 24, 2012 04:36 PM (zrpqj)

123 I'm not only in, I'm balls deep in, people. And don't miss my policy paper on masturbation and harry palms, it's a game changer.

Posted by: Todd Aiken at August 24, 2012 04:37 PM (4cRnj)

124 Oh, I admit, Romney's joke wasn't the classy move of the 'flip-the-bird nose rub.'

Posted by: nickless at August 24, 2012 04:37 PM (MMC8r)

125 @29: Hey! That's MY line!

Posted by: Barky the Dogeater at August 24, 2012 04:37 PM (izA2D)

126 I hope everyone has noticed that whenever Reality
Check is asked who he would have preferred over Romney, he refuses to
provide an answer.



Just wanted to directly point that out.

Posted by: buzzion at August 24, 2012 04:34 PM (GULKT)

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AND that he said on a previous thread IT'S STILL NOT TOO LATE to dump Romney at the convention.

Just sayin'

Posted by: mama winger in Paul Ryan's district at August 24, 2012 04:37 PM (P6QsQ)

127 >>>He was speaking off the cuff.

You think he just made a birther joke off the cuff without considering it?

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Regular With Full Stomping Power! at August 24, 2012 04:37 PM (0q2P7)

128 AND, this is BEFORE either of these two men has had
what Obama has had for four years: The opportunity to address the public
in a non-adversarial, friendly, humanizing manner.





Posted by: ace at August 24, 2012 04:18 PM


Nevergonnahappen, Ace.

Even in the friendly confines of the RNC, Choom Boy's fellators will make sure to throw in their snarky little comments. I have little doubt the Obamanoids have bought plenty of airtime during the Tampa shindig as well.

Add to that the friggin' Concern Conservatives who think Romney "makes a mistake" every time he opens his damn mouth plus the dimbulbs who can't get Akin out of their mouths, and the deck is permanently stacked in favor of the affirmative action candidate.

I'm not saying all is lost, at least not yet. But a little of the lockstep enthusiasm the Dems display for their Messiah might be helpful to our side. As it is, we're letting skewed polls and the outrageous outrage of Bark Obama's co-conspirators run the show.

Doesn't anyone on the right have any 'nads?

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 24, 2012 04:37 PM (wZI4b)

129 96
Breaking: Akin to reveal that he was raped in 1982, 87, 91, 99 and then just too many times to count from 2002 on. Game changer.


Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at August 24, 2012 04:33 PM (+lsX1)

But did his vagina reject the man juice?

Posted by: joncelli, heartless Con and all around unpleasant guy at August 24, 2012 04:38 PM (RD7QR)

130 I've never raped my wife, because she never reported it! Therefore it didn't happen.

Posted by: Other Things Todd Akin will Say at August 24, 2012 04:38 PM (73P68)

131
The Republican convention should give Huckabee a choice:
Denounce this idiot or lose your speaking slot.

Ask Sarah Palin to speak in his place. And to make sure they understand the meaning of her speaking, ask her to bring Trig and Bristol with her child on stage before the speech and then have Bristol take the children off stage.

This will show the pro-lifers that we are respected and that we respect those that walk the walk.

Contrast this with Akin's idiocy about "legitimate rape" and raped women do not get pregnant.

Posted by: rd at August 24, 2012 04:38 PM (9sUlj)

132 Breaking: Akin to reveal that he was raped in 1982, 87, 91, 99 and then just too many times to count from 2002 on. Game changer.

***

And never got knocked up once.

Posted by: Wodeshed at August 24, 2012 04:38 PM (UuLBC)

133 Women? Orgasms?

Unpossible.

Posted by: nickless at August 24, 2012 04:38 PM (MMC8r)

134 122 I can get 10,000 signatures from people who believe lLizardoids rule the world.

Posted by: steevy at August 24, 2012 04:39 PM (Ts9tU)

135 107 MtM,

what else is there to do?

I dunno it is like if this poll is right and Ras is wrong we try harder, and if we fail, well we prepare for whatever...

I think Akin needs Fredo'd but for all the bluff and bluster from our friends at MSNBC Akin "is still standing"

Posted by: sven10077 at August 24, 2012 04:39 PM (LRFds)

136 Romney's comment definitely planned...to most obummer's sensitivity (and the MFM's) is proof something is not right...Mitt is just picking at one of the many scabs on the SCOAMF...look for more of the same.

Posted by: rukiddingme? at August 24, 2012 04:39 PM (MbeEN)

137 Well at least we know Huck is finished in the GOP now too.
Posted by: H Badger at August 24, 2012 04:35 PM (n/0Nw)


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


FNC is still presenting him as a conservative voice though. Party or no party, Fuckabee still has his soapbox.

Posted by: Soona at August 24, 2012 04:39 PM (Db8f9)

138 AND that he said on a previous thread IT'S STILL NOT TOO LATE to dump Romney at the convention.


And then he ate an entire block of Velveeta.



Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at August 24, 2012 04:39 PM (uMSNt)

139 Romney needs to start releasing the names of his picks for his cabinet. It would really piss off Barky. Bush did that in 2008 and it seriously pissed off Gore.

Posted by: Not and Artist at August 24, 2012 04:39 PM (uRumV)

140 Wait til' you hear my thoughts on civil rights and school integration here in a few minutes. If there is time left we might get into contraceptives a little bit more since I left so much unsaid with Jaco.

Who knows, I don't have a plan per se. No worries though. You're gonna wish you never doubted ole' Todd here in a few.

Posted by: Todd "Mist" Akin at August 24, 2012 04:39 PM (ma+gB)

141 >>>will make sure to throw in their snarky little comments.

But they WILL have to air his speech, uninterrupted live. Along with Ryan's speech. The most they can do is respond after the speech with snark.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Regular With Full Stomping Power! at August 24, 2012 04:39 PM (0q2P7)

142 Obama born here? Probably. Has he been shady about his past? Absolutely. He deserves every bit of the derision conservatives can heap. If we'll stop hyperventilating like a bunch of McCains everytime the press wads up their panties and instead tell'm to shove it, we'll be alright. That tack was working just fine before Akin.

Posted by: dogfish at August 24, 2012 04:39 PM (N2yhW)

143
95...This is the prime example of the one issue voter.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 24, 2012 04:33 PM (9TTOe)

----------

Are you referring to...Moi? ...or Fuckabee.

The thing that pisses me off about this whole Akin thing...is the way that the Donks are already using this to say:
"See there! This is how all Republicans think. They are anti-science."

Posted by: wheatie at August 24, 2012 04:40 PM (mtRB0)

144 And then he ate an entire block of Velveeta.



Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at August 24, 2012 04:39 PM (uMSNt)

LOL

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 24, 2012 04:40 PM (9TTOe)

145 Akin announces he will win back the women's vote with candy and coupons for shoes.

Posted by: nickless at August 24, 2012 04:40 PM (MMC8r)

146 The wonder is not that Romney mentioned the birth certificate. The wonder is that so much time has passed before people began to notice that there are real problems with this guy's legitimacy.

Hawaii has been running a scam since it became a state, by allowing foreign born peoples to claim Hawaiian, and through them American Citizenship. Since at least the 1950s people from all over the Pacific rim has been getting their children "Americanized" by going through Hawaii's weird (and possibly corrupt) system of issuing birth certificates to the children of Hawaiian residents, regardless of where those children are born.

Texas doesn't issue birth certificates to Mexican Immigrants. Hawaii should not be doing so to Foreign born Pacific rim people.



Posted by: DiogenesLamp at August 24, 2012 04:40 PM (v7Nqc)

147 Bush did that in 2008 and it seriously pissed off Gore.


Posted by: Not and Artist at August 24, 2012 04:39 PM (uRumV)

----------------
oops, meant 2000

Posted by: Not and Artist at August 24, 2012 04:40 PM (uRumV)

148 Romney needs to start releasing the names of his picks for his cabinet. It would really piss off Barky. Bush did that in 2008 and it seriously pissed off Gore.
Posted by: Not and Artist

Another thing would be to name his transition team.

Posted by: Roy at August 24, 2012 04:40 PM (VndSC)

149 I'm sad to say that I heard from someone today mention that Huckabee is asking him to support Akin. Surprised me. Ugh!

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 24, 2012 04:41 PM (zrpqj)

150 100
Akin has already said he's IN...why hold a presser to say I'm REALLY IN?
He's out!


Posted by: rukiddingme? at August 24, 2012 04:34 PM (MbeEN)
He is going to state that he is LEGITAMATELY IN! and then he is going to explain the difference between that and Forcebly stupid.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 24, 2012 04:41 PM (ovpNn)

151 68I don't care if it's unprofessional, Ryan needs to come out on stage
with a short sleeve polo shirt with his guns (literal) a blazin' at the
convention He needs to use lots and lots of lots of hand gestures so
all the wimmin can say, 'Hey now. who's this guy with this body that
will not quit'. Why not give them eye candy. The Dems are going to trout
out their fug wimmin to talk about the "war" the GOP raised on them -
at least make them feel conflicted a little bit when they're confronted with #TeamUteri the following week.



Dems spend every day pandering to the lowest common denominator. I see no harm doing for one day. Posted by: laceyunderalls at August 24, 2012 04:28 PM (0jzCAnd he needth to wear tight tight leather panth and a big bushy muthstache and and a Marlon Brando motorthcycle cap. And chapth.Oh my, I'm getting chillth.

Posted by: Barny Frank at August 24, 2012 04:41 PM (D65Nc)

152 128 Scribbler,

Agreed to a point but that is why I think Huck was a deep cover operative for the DNC....

anyway enough moonbat thinking.

Mitt will have the time to make a sale for our beliefs and plan....

that's it then ads and vote.

Angsting over the M$M acting like a girl with no panties on having her first flow is counter productive.....

Mitt used a throwaway line that generated laughter in goddamned Detroit....

that means something....

more than the fucking media's approval anyway

Posted by: sven10077 at August 24, 2012 04:41 PM (LRFds)

153 update:

Akin site now has 6888 signatures.


Posted by: Serious Cat at August 24, 2012 04:36 PM (zrpqj)


Really, no one cares. He's a selfish prick that should STFU and GTFO. He's an embarrassment to politics and the party.

Posted by: © Sponge at August 24, 2012 04:41 PM (nDcVA)

154 Are you referring to...Moi? ...or Fuckabee.

I don't know anyone named Moi, so it can't be him?her. I meant hucksterbee

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 24, 2012 04:42 PM (9TTOe)

155 @ MtM, 141

Ya think? I can see 'em cutting away because Joe Biden has opened a new box of Crayolas and is drawing a pretty picture of Moo-chelle Obama.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 24, 2012 04:42 PM (wZI4b)

156 >>I hope everyone has noticed that whenever Reality Check is asked who he would have preferred over Romney, he refuses to provide an answer.

I'm betting its a Paultard. They are like the Japanese soldiers who lived in a cave 30 years after the war was over insisting that the Emperor could never be defeated.

They were all about reality, too.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 24, 2012 04:42 PM (TMB3S)

157 Ace - what's the point of asking the question? My personal opinion is that whooever the GOP nominated would be in the basic same position. But I have no way in proving it, nor does anyone have a way of disproving it. I'm willing to start having these debates on November 3 if Romney loses. But for now, why bother. He's the nominee. Let's go.

Also, I'd point out that if you are the incumbent and you are basically tied at this point, you are likely to lose. Most people still haven't paid attention at all. We are the exception. Let's wait and see what happens after Labor Day. But when I see polls in IL and CT tightening up pre-convention, then I'm pretty darn excited. Not because I think we will win those states, but because it means the political winds are at your back.

Posted by: SH at August 24, 2012 04:43 PM (gmeXX)

158 AND that he said on a previous thread IT'S STILL NOT TOO LATE to dump Romney at the convention.

Just sayin'


[sniff] smells like [sniff] silver dimes....

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Regular With Full Stomping Power! at August 24, 2012 04:44 PM (0q2P7)

159 Her speech was full of rape.

That's totally inappropriate. It's lewd, lascivious, salacious, outrageous!

It's outrageous, egregious, preposterous.

She's flouting society's conventions!


Posted by: msnbc at August 24, 2012 04:44 PM (CrOSO)

160 I don't get the kilt thing.

Posted by: kallisto at August 24, 2012 04:44 PM (jm/9g)

161 So they won't show Anne Romney's speech but they'll accept every request from Michelle Obama to appear on their shows, whether it's Letterman (during the RNC next week), Dr. Oz, Top Chef, or iCarly (or guest editor for NBC's iVillage.com). How is this not 'in kind' campaign donations?

Posted by: Lizzy at August 24, 2012 04:44 PM (hSm+F)

162 What's thedemographic breakdown of this poll?

Posted by: TheNoseKnows at August 24, 2012 04:44 PM (lS7mD)

163 The GOP should swap Ann Romney and Huckabee's time slots.

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 24, 2012 04:45 PM (zrpqj)

164
I don't get the kilt thing.

Posted by: kallisto at August 24, 2012 04:44 PM (jm/9g)


Were he traditional, he wouldn't have any underwear on. I'm guessing that's a draw to some of the womens.

Posted by: © Sponge at August 24, 2012 04:45 PM (nDcVA)

165 Posted by: sven10077 at August 24, 2012 04:41 PM

I think Shuckabee is a deep-cover operative for...Mike Shuckabee. He's in it for himself, and preserving his "brand" to keep his Fucks News contract alive.

After all, he's in good company there, joining such stalwart CONSERVATIVES!!11!! as Juan "the Victim" Williams, Sheppy-Poo Smith, Billshit O'Reilly and the never-popular Greta Van Whatsername.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 24, 2012 04:45 PM (wZI4b)

166 "The GOP should swap Ann Romney and Huckabee's time slots."
-------
Huckabee is speaking at the RNC? Yank him.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 24, 2012 04:46 PM (hSm+F)

167 I wonder if his comments hint that Romney still doesn't understand how badly the media want to sink his campaign. Is it possible that he still doesn't quite get the magnitude of what he is working against?

For that split second before he said it did he not realize that this would be the story for the next 48 hours (at least)?

Like many I still think the GOP has yet to deal with JUST HOW MUCH the media is in the tank, and they still think they can massage and cater the message if they want. If you're not treating the media like an extension of the Obama campaign, I think you're handicapping yourself terribly.

Posted by: Tommy V at August 24, 2012 04:46 PM (iJ5jJ)

168 RE: CNN poll... I wonder why the big difference in undecided (4%) compared to the Fox poll. (~10%)?

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 24, 2012 04:46 PM (zrpqj)

169 The only people who are even aware of the joke are partisans. Let's remember few people are really even paying attention at this point. The "independents" will vote with the candidate who has the mojo basically. That looks a lot more like Mitt than Obama.

Posted by: SH at August 24, 2012 04:47 PM (gmeXX)

170 I heard the joke when I was driving on the top of the hour news. I laughed out loud when I heard it.I laughed harder when I heard the whining from the Obama camp. Seems they think this shows the Romney campaign is in "disarray."I can tell which campaign is in dsiarry....

Posted by: the pink cracker formerly known as the hobbit Donna at August 24, 2012 04:47 PM (W2Z3C)

171 What is Huckabee's slot? Does that SOB have a prime-time slot?

Posted by: Tommy V at August 24, 2012 04:47 PM (iJ5jJ)

172 dsiarry....

oops, disarray

Posted by: the pink cracker formerly known as the hobbit Donna at August 24, 2012 04:47 PM (W2Z3C)

173 Tommy V,

Not sure... the convention site didn't have a schedule last I checked.

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 24, 2012 04:48 PM (zrpqj)

174 Breaking: Akin to announce "Free Driving Lessons For Gals" initiative. Game changer.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at August 24, 2012 04:48 PM (+lsX1)

175 >>>Ya think?

In order to arguably say they are "objective" that is the absolute minimum. If they F* with those speeches, which have been sacrosanct since Presidential races have been televised they will lose so much credibility it will actually hurt Obama.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Regular With Full Stomping Power! at August 24, 2012 04:48 PM (0q2P7)

176 Difference between Ann and Michele? I never feel condescended to when Ann speaks.

Posted by: wheelmanforhire at August 24, 2012 04:48 PM (LJDyG)

177 Akin has called a press conference to announce he's learned about "super sperm" that can "bust you out" when staying at a hotel, motel, or Holiday Inn.

Posted by: Doc at August 24, 2012 04:48 PM (3HsdR)

178 120 That's cause republican men can make their women orgasm.

I was in SoHo for something, and some leftist chick was outside Whole Foods trying to get people to stop eating meat. She said, "Vegetarians have better sex!" I said, "Yeah, because we're fucking them." I didn't hear anything after that.

Good times.

Posted by: Whoever this is, it's definitely not Michael at August 24, 2012 04:48 PM (qA5G4)

179 Romney needs to stage speeches from a lecturn with a Seal that says "Office of thePresident Inevitable." That would perturb The JEF.

Posted by: Minuteman at August 24, 2012 04:48 PM (D65Nc)

180 Everyone we let through the fenced in compound protected by armed security guards is telling me the mood out there is positively electric with support and excitement. There is a silent majority out there that has been dying for this type of frank dialogue, and in less than an hour I intend to give more of it to them.

Posted by: Todd Akin at August 24, 2012 04:48 PM (PNi9V)

181 Thanks, Serious Cat.

(I feel ridiculous typing that.)

Posted by: Tommy V at August 24, 2012 04:48 PM (iJ5jJ)

182 Tommy V. Wasn't the media just as in the tank to sink Bush in 2000 and 2004. The media is who they are. It is nothing new. GOP presidential candidates have gone over them in the past, they can again. Might as well use them for what they are.

Posted by: SH at August 24, 2012 04:48 PM (gmeXX)

183 179
Romney needs to stage speeches from a lecturn with a Seal that says
"Office of thePresident Inevitable." That would perturb The JEF.

I love it!

Posted by: the pink cracker formerly known as the hobbit Donna at August 24, 2012 04:49 PM (W2Z3C)

184 wheatie,

I also suggested Paul Ryan should wear a kilt.

It never hurts to beg.



Twin pythons!

Posted by: mpfs at August 24, 2012 04:49 PM (iYbLN)

185 >>Like many I still think the GOP has yet to deal with JUST HOW MUCH the media is in the tank, and they still think they can massage and cater the message if they want. If you're not treating the media like an extension of the Obama campaign, I think you're handicapping yourself terribly.

McCain did that last time. How did that work out?

This won't be a story anywhere outside of MSNBC by tomorrow and even today they are getting as much pushback as they are traction.

Romney has been saying that Obama's ideas are foreign for months. The left has been having a fit. The voters not so much.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 24, 2012 04:49 PM (TMB3S)

186 If you want concern (trollish), see Powerline and the bit about how he thinks the millions and millions the JEF is spending means he has a better ground game.

I think he missed the part where the GOP has blown the doors off new voter registration. And he missed the part about how the Chairman is the guy who designed and implemented the ground game in WI that obliterated the best shot the left could muster.

Posted by: RoyalOil at August 24, 2012 04:49 PM (imtbm)

187 Weren'SHt Reagan and Carter in a tie much of the time?

Posted by: Hurricane Isaac at August 24, 2012 04:31 PM (w062R)


first of all, it ain't 1980 and Romney ain't Reagan. Secondly of all, Reagan was behind until the last month or so, as voters seemed to be reluctant to abandon The Known ( however bad ) for The Unknown,

There was John Anderson, RINO Congressman from Ohio, who took five percent and polled higher than that. Reagan won 50-45-5, with 44 states EC

Posted by: Conventional Wisdom at August 24, 2012 04:49 PM (Dll6b)

188 165 Scribbler, maybe....I dunno....

The timing is *always* dead on and is Akin TRULY this stupid?

I dunno but if Akin is this dumb just walk his ass into lava.

Posted by: sven10077 at August 24, 2012 04:50 PM (LRFds)

189 I don't think I've ever seen such a look of misery and dejection on the face of my daughter as I just did a moment ago.

I sat down with her on the sofa and (as calmly as I could) tried to explain to her why the Republicans still think it's okay to question the legitimacy of Barack Obama's birth certificate -- even the most current one with all of the secret code numbers in the fields. I tried to keep my voice steady, but it became increasingly difficult - the rage and feelings of helplessness were just too much. She could tell something was wrong. I found myself at such a loss for words - nothing made any sense; nothing makes sense anymore. I finally had to admit, " I just don't know - I don't know what's going on in this country anymore..."

When I finished her lower lip started to tremble and her eyes began to fill with tears, "Mommy" she said, "why are the Republicans doing this to the country?" Well, that was it for me: I finally fell apart. I just fell into her arms and we both began sobbing for several minutes. She had to comfort me and get me back on my feet. Sometimes I just think it’s too much, but seeing the strength in my daughters voice helped me to get through.

Posted by: CheChe v.7.0 at August 24, 2012 04:50 PM (feFL6)

190 I'm betting its a Paultard. They are like the
Japanese soldiers who lived in a cave 30 years after the war was over
insisting that the Emperor could never be defeated.Posted by: JackStraw


What gave him away? The angry passive-aggressiveness? The Aspy attention seeking fits? The complete lack of persuasiveness?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 24, 2012 04:50 PM (Q/1Jp)

191 RNC should punish Huckabee's support of Akin by yanking his convention speech.

Posted by: steevy at August 24, 2012 04:50 PM (Ts9tU)

192 Romney needs to stage speeches from a lecturn with a Seal that says
"Office of thePresident Inevitable." That would perturb The JEF.

***

I'd like to see something on the podium like "The Competent Guy, who was actually born here."

Posted by: Wodeshed at August 24, 2012 04:50 PM (UuLBC)

193 Yeah, I have no idea how you can warrant giving Huck a time slot. The man hasn't run for anything since '08 and hasn't held elected office in years.

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 24, 2012 04:51 PM (zrpqj)

194 191(He never should have been given a slot anyway)

Posted by: steevy at August 24, 2012 04:51 PM (Ts9tU)

195 If Akin is not out, by Monday there should MUST be a write-in candidate to step up and stop complaining the MO is lost. 70 days to go and a very long time.

Posted by: TJexcite at August 24, 2012 04:51 PM (PNDql)

196 Romney needs to stage speeches from a lectern with a Seal that says

"Office of the President Inevitable." That would perturb The JEF.
===============
At the very least, the morons should carry those in the crowds.

Posted by: RoyalOil at August 24, 2012 04:52 PM (imtbm)

197 191 agreed. screw.him.

Posted by: Honey the Badger Tibialis at August 24, 2012 04:52 PM (GvYeG)

198 189 Che Che,

I know I know.......


hey Che Che tell her we are about to rape the donkey

Posted by: sven10077 at August 24, 2012 04:52 PM (LRFds)

199 Question: Can polling distort Obama's numbers by oversampling dark blue states like New York, Illinois, and California?

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at August 24, 2012 04:52 PM (azHfB)

200 CheChe-

You have the same conversation with your daughter every few days, sock?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 24, 2012 04:53 PM (k4rbt)

201

Kilts are...hotness.
They are a hotness multiplier.
Even a dorky guy looks better in a kilt.

Were he traditional, he wouldn't have any underwear on. I'm guessing that's a draw to some of the womens.

Posted by: © Sponge at August 24, 2012 04:45 PM (nDcVA)


That's part of it. ....The free-swinging mystery of it all. Yup.
And then, the fact that a lot of guys have nice, muscle-ylegs.

Posted by: wheatie at August 24, 2012 04:53 PM (mtRB0)

202 JackStraw, with all due respect, I think you have it completely backwards. McCain was the worst in thinking he could control and massage the media. He actually thought they were on his side because they loved him so much in the primaries and when he was attacking other Republicans.

McCain was the WORST example of what I was talking about. His biggest mistake was they he was not treating the media like an extension of the Obama campaign, when they obviously were.

Posted by: Tommy V at August 24, 2012 04:53 PM (iJ5jJ)

203 Someone needs to schedule Huckabee's speech at 3am.

Posted by: dantesed at August 24, 2012 04:53 PM (FJDHd)

204 If you understand the media, you shouldn't fear them. If you think the media will be your friend because you have been a maverick in the past and you tell us what a great man Obama is (cough McCain), then you are underestimating the media.

Posted by: SH at August 24, 2012 04:53 PM (gmeXX)

205 200 FS,

we're about to have a 75 day conversation with the donkey

Posted by: sven10077 at August 24, 2012 04:54 PM (LRFds)

206 Posted by: Doc at August 24, 2012 04:48 PM (3HsdR)
___

And if your girl starts acting up, you can take her friend.

Posted by: kallisto at August 24, 2012 04:54 PM (jm/9g)

207 Hey guys I'm here!!

anybody got any good fart jokes?

Posted by: J. Biden at August 24, 2012 04:54 PM (W6iIX)

208 Ladies, synchronize uteri on my mark: 3...2...1...check.

Posted by: Paul Ryan in a Kilt at August 24, 2012 04:54 PM (RuVpG)

209 we're about to have a 75 day conversation with the donkey


Posted by: sven10077 at August 24, 2012 04:54 PM (LRFds)

"conversation with the donkey?" Is that like "whack the weasel" or "shine the pole"?

Posted by: joncelli, heartless Con and all around unpleasant guy at August 24, 2012 04:55 PM (RD7QR)

210 203
Someone needs to schedule Huckabee's speech at 3am.


Posted by: dantesed


But then that might cause Fox to preempt RedEye.

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 24, 2012 04:55 PM (zrpqj)

211
Posted by: mpfs at August 24, 2012 04:49 PM (iYbLN)

I know, mpfs.
Maybe we need to start a 'begging campaign'....for Ryan-in-a-Kilt.

Posted by: wheatie at August 24, 2012 04:55 PM (mtRB0)

212 I hope Chris Christie gets prime time coverage at the convention. Smack down time.

Posted by: snowcrash at August 24, 2012 04:55 PM (I30qo)

213 Thank you, Che Che. I know that was tough to share but we are all stronger for it. Every one of us.

Posted by: Tommy V at August 24, 2012 04:55 PM (iJ5jJ)

214 Ace said: Anyway, the poll. It's a deadlock, the 2% lead statistically
meaningless. Romney leads independents 48-45 (which itself is
statistically meaningless).


Not targeted at Ace specifically, but I'm getting sick of people and this bullshit pseudo-understanding of statistics.

It's not MEANINGLESS; broadly it means that if the poll is stating Obama is +2, that the probability of him being +4 and +0 are equivalent.

Not that we should discount it because it's within the MoE -- for every time we discount the poll as "meaningless" since it's even, we should count one as showing a "meaningful" Obama lead of +4.

Also, if you have 3 polls and they are all in a range between +1 and +3 for a candidate with a SD of 3, they are not fucking meaningless. There is additional information in the correlation between polls that you're ignoring -- we're sampling an underlying voter landscape and each poll in unique in it's sampling pattern, but the fact that they correlate is providing us with a way to reduce the aggregate entropy -- it's added information.


NB: This isn't to say there isn't problems with who makes up the samples, the ideological and partisan breakdown, the likely voter screens and landline/cellphone breakdown, etc.

Also, Nate Silver is a partisan fuck who is hand-tuning his model. End of discussion.

Posted by: Uriah Heep at August 24, 2012 04:56 PM (Wa+Fw)

215 Other Seal lectern designs

Office of the Competent Presidential Candidate

Office of the Non-Socialist Presidential Candidate

Posted by: Hrothgar (Dagny Aficionado ) at August 24, 2012 04:56 PM (Cnqmv)

216 Ace had stuff last night about incumbents losing, such as crap that was happening in August. But right now, we're pre-convention. The GOP is going to get a convention bounce while I daresay 3 days of screeching harpy feminists shouting rapey mcrapealots won't. That bounce will be the 10% of populace who votes and are undecided throwing their weight to Romney.

Posted by: joeindc44 says choom on fuckers at August 24, 2012 04:56 PM (QxSug)

217 202 Tommy V,

Dude there is NOTHING Mitt can do....do you not get the irony?

PMSDNC read the damn thing for a few reasons

1) they did not want contextual clues like delivery

2)they absolutely did not want you to get the crowd reaction....

screw them you use them to fire up OUR base by making their over the top antics insufferable and go talk to OUR targeted market segment about the issues WE WANT....

if Mitt did not do this they would not have even mentioned him while trying to tie Akin to him....they are running a negative PR campaign for Mormonism right now

Posted by: sven10077 at August 24, 2012 04:56 PM (LRFds)

218 Putting Mitt's "I was born here" video on loop 24/7 will just bury him. Yeah... that's the ticket.

The PMSNBC panel's reaction was the mushroom cloud of a direct hit. I like to think of the blurb as Willard saying "I piss on your third rail".

Posted by: Hagbard Celine at August 24, 2012 04:57 PM (+/VIS)

219 That's part of it. ....The free-swinging mystery of it all. Yup.
And then, the fact that a lot of guys have nice, muscle-ylegs.

Posted by: wheatie

wheatie,

Dave in Fla looks damn fine in a kilt!

Posted by: mpfs at August 24, 2012 04:57 PM (iYbLN)

220 #189 Could you turn that story into a joke? I like jokes better.

Posted by: snowcrash at August 24, 2012 04:57 PM (I30qo)

221
Joe Biden, Bless His Heart. Seeing him at the Republican convention will be like watching the spastic retard down the street practicing to be a juggler.

Posted by: 141Driver at August 24, 2012 04:57 PM (bRK91)

222 The only reason I see for Aiken to have a presser is to demonstrate his versions of self-defense karate moves to women that are being legitimately raped.

Posted by: Soona at August 24, 2012 04:57 PM (Db8f9)

223 RNC should punish Huckabee's support of Akin by yanking his convention speech.

Posted by: steevy at August 24, 2012 04:50 PM


NOT canceling Shuckabee's speech punishes all of us. I'd rather watch Gallagher smashing watermelons -- I know, I know -- or watch Flo from Progressive make a "why I am a conservative" speech.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 24, 2012 04:58 PM (wZI4b)

224 203 Someone needs to schedule Huckabee's speech at 3am.

Keep the time slot. Just make sure the trap door is functional.

Posted by: Dave S. at August 24, 2012 04:58 PM (erYRT)

225 So a tourist was in Scotland and after a few pints at the pub she got up the courage to ask if the gentleman if anything was worn under his kilt
" no ma'am, it is all good as new under my kilt" was his reply
she started to reply, but turned a red face and went back fo finish her pint



Posted by: a kiltsman at August 24, 2012 04:58 PM (W6iIX)

226 Tommy V-

I'm fairly confident that Romney and his advisors who do this for a living and are among the best in the business have a very good understanding of the liberal bias of the msm. I mean I know we are all geniuses about this politics thing but the guys who run presidential campaigns are pretty good too.

In the last 2 months Romney has closed his deficit int he RCP average from about 2.5% to about 1% and he hasn't spent a nickel of general election money. As much as people keep saying he doesn't get it and he's making gaffe after gaffe the results aren't bearing it out.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 24, 2012 04:58 PM (TMB3S)

227
My kettlebell is smarter than Joe Biden ...

Posted by: Honey the Badger Tibialis at August 24, 2012 04:59 PM (GvYeG)

228 Re: Mc Cain and the MSM. The MSM fawned over McCain for years as he played his favorite role, "the only reasonable Republican on the hill." It never occurred to him that he was only valuable when he was complaining about Republicans. He probably STILL doesn't get this. And the MSM has since moved on to his empty-headed daughter Meghan for her use as "the only hip Republican" routine.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 24, 2012 04:59 PM (hSm+F)

229 I'm not here to piss on anyone's parade. I just didn't see the wisdom is all.

Posted by: Tommy V at August 24, 2012 04:59 PM (iJ5jJ)

230 I want to see a list of the names on Akin's little petition.

How many of the names are variations on:

Fuck You
Drop Out
Get Lost

Posted by: Yermo at August 24, 2012 04:59 PM (E3/4A)

231 209 Joncelli,

more like hide the decline

//Mike Mann

Posted by: sven10077 at August 24, 2012 04:59 PM (LRFds)

232 What is with this stupid argument that either we have to be nice to Obama/the media or dive into birtherism? If he wants to play hardball, that's fine, but why on earth pick birtherism as the means to do it?

Posted by: Reality Check at August 24, 2012 05:00 PM (hvzWz)

233 you mean huckabee is still speaking at the convention?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at work, team dagny at August 24, 2012 05:00 PM (ZFFGJ)

234 A flat tire is smarter than Joe Biden ...

Posted by: Honey the Badger Tibialis at August 24, 2012 05:00 PM (GvYeG)

235 >>>You have the same conversation with your daughter every few days, sock?

It's a running joke. This story first appeared while Bush was in office. Except for the fact he protagonist was male, instead of female all the language was the same. It has reappeared in earnest 1 or 2 times since on different significant occasions like the debt battle. Exact same language, exact same ending of both sobbing...It is the reusable troll story.

Here's the original

"I don't think I've ever seen such a look of misery and dejection on the
face of my daughter as I just did a moment ago. She just couldn't
understand why the President would be going to Iraq when so many things
are wrong in this country. "Doesn’t Mr. Bush care about us anymore?" she
asked pitifully.

I sat down with her on the sofa and (as calmly
as I could) tried to explain to her why the President seems to be
abandoning his country. "Honey, I think his boss, Mr. Rove, sent Mr.
Bush out of the country in order to keep himself out of the newspapers.
You see, he wasn’t sure if he was going to be arrested today or not,
and so he planned Mr. Bush’s trip ahead of time just in case...”

I
tried to keep my voice steady, but it became increasingly difficult -
the rage and feelings of helplessness were just too much. I think my
daughter could tell something was wrong. I found myself at such a loss
for words - nothing made any sense; nothing makes sense anymore. I
finally had to admit, "Honey, I just don't know - I don't know what's
going on in this country anymore..."

When I finished her lower
lip started to tremble and her eyes began to fill with tears, "Daddy"
she said, "why are the Republicans doing this to the country?" Well,
that was it for me: I finally fell apart. She just fell into my arms
and we both began sobbing for several minutes.

For once she had
to comfort me and get me back on my feet. Sometimes I just think it's
too much, but seeing the strength in my young daughter's voice helped me
to get through."

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Regular With Full Stomping Power! at August 24, 2012 05:00 PM (0q2P7)

236

I'll bet Paul Ryan could hit a bullseye with his bow.....right in the middle of that creepy O-logo.
You know, Barky's creepy logo.
It would make a nice target.
And he could do it....wearing a kilt.

Posted by: wheatie at August 24, 2012 05:01 PM (mtRB0)

237 In the primary dumbass Akin got 217k of 606k votes cast. Now he can't get 7k on a petition to stay in?

Weapons Grade Stupid.

Posted by: Doc at August 24, 2012 05:01 PM (3HsdR)

238 I loved CheChe.

Was it on Kos first? I can't remember.

Libs got suckered the first 2~3 times, it was hilarious.

Posted by: HoboJerky, profit of DOOM! at August 24, 2012 05:01 PM (MrM2k)

239 You too can look at other examples and see how to write your own Little Nell polemic for the Republican outrage of the moment.

http://aebrain.blogspot.com/2006/06/heart-of-stone.html

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Regular With Full Stomping Power! at August 24, 2012 05:01 PM (0q2P7)

240 you mean huckabee is still speaking at the convention?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at work, team dagny at August 24, 2012 05:00 PM


Yup.

Kinda smells of cat piss, doesn't it?

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 24, 2012 05:01 PM (wZI4b)

241 233 PHXGRL,

is the rotund arsehammer a geetarman?

Posted by: sven10077 at August 24, 2012 05:01 PM (LRFds)

242 I also suggested Paul Ryan should wear a kilt. It never hurts to beg.Twin pythons!
Posted by: mpfs at August 24, 2012 04:49 PM (iYbLN)


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


A woman's lust has no bounds.

Posted by: Soona at August 24, 2012 05:01 PM (Db8f9)

243 Posted by: Reality Check at August 24, 2012 05:00 PM (hvzWz)

Who do you want as a candidate instead of Romney? You've been asked it many times. Why do you refuse to answer?

Posted by: buzzion at August 24, 2012 05:02 PM (GULKT)

244 Now Romney needs to makequips about college transcripts, Bill Ayers , social security numbers, closing quantanamo, bowing before foreign leaders, real estate transactions, nobel drone peace prizes, keystone pipeline and jobs saved. There's a lot more but you would need a year just to get them all in.

Posted by: polynikes at August 24, 2012 05:02 PM (m2CN7)

245 Just to remind everyone. Reality Check is the former Nationalist, our local "dyed-in-the-wool" Aryan type who believes in disintegration.

This has been a public service announcement.


Posted by: PSA guy at August 24, 2012 05:02 PM (pcnpf)

246 Christie will be fine,as long as he doesn't go off defending islam.

Posted by: steevy at August 24, 2012 05:03 PM (Ts9tU)

247 Whatever, the bc reference is a tiny thing.

No one outside of True Believers care.

I'm more worried about Akin sucking all the oxygen out of the room. What a turd.

Posted by: HoboJerky, profit of DOOM! at August 24, 2012 05:03 PM (MrM2k)

248
219....Dave in Fla looks damn fine in a kilt!

Reeally.
How have I missed out on this important fact.
I feel so left out.

Posted by: wheatie at August 24, 2012 05:03 PM (mtRB0)

249 Romney would be up 10 points if I was running that campaign. It's the power of my white board.

Posted by: Karl Rove at August 24, 2012 05:03 PM (/YJYi)

250 204: Hey, if Biden gets a spot, it'd be weird not to give one to Huckabee.

Posted by: Raymer at August 24, 2012 05:03 PM (/2++F)

251 Huck plays bass.

Posted by: steevy at August 24, 2012 05:03 PM (Ts9tU)

252 Oh, reusable troll story.

Posted by: snowcrash at August 24, 2012 05:03 PM (I30qo)

253 Kilt you say ... muscles you say ... you need to see the mighty HB.

Posted by: Honey the Badger Tibialis at August 24, 2012 05:04 PM (GvYeG)

254 via Peggy Noonan (I know, I know):

Joe Biden's speech in Tampa: "Ich Bin Ein Tampon."

(apologies if anyone mentioned this earlier)


Posted by: Wodeshed at August 24, 2012 05:05 PM (UuLBC)

255 JackStraw,

I hope you're right and I 100% agreed with you until today. Now it's just slightly less than that (for me.) Like I said, I was only wondering aloud if that such an unnecessary comment that will now dominate the next 24-48 hours might have hinted that he doesn't quite get it yet. I didn't mean to state that he most definitely doesn't.

And while I agree, the amount of money the team is going to be able to spend after the nomination is great cause for optimism, it is a wholly different point.

Posted by: Tommy V at August 24, 2012 05:05 PM (iJ5jJ)

256 Michael Ramirez on Obama's OIHO gaffe

http://news.investors.com/photopopup.aspx?id=623374

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 24, 2012 05:06 PM (zMgpj)

257
Huck plays bass.
***
...in a f*cking suit.

Posted by: Wodeshed at August 24, 2012 05:06 PM (UuLBC)

258 Now Romney needs to makequips about college transcripts, Bill Ayers , social security numbers, closing quantanamo, bowing before foreign leaders, real estate transactions, nobel drone peace prizes, keystone pipeline and jobs saved. There's a lot more but you would need a year just to get them all in.
Posted by: polynikes at August 24, 2012 05:02 PM (m2CN7)

I'd like to add
composit girlfriends
chooming
spreading the wealth around
ghost writers
dog eating

Posted by: a kiltsman at August 24, 2012 05:06 PM (W6iIX)

259 Akin will announce he's hired the campaign staff of Alvin Greene.

Posted by: nickless at August 24, 2012 05:07 PM (MMC8r)

260 Huck plays bass.

Yet never goose-necks. I find that disturbing.

Posted by: toby928© at August 24, 2012 05:07 PM (QupBk)

261 Biden --> blue collar workers?Heh?

I think Biden's actual collar is one of those dog cones.

Posted by: Wm T Sherman at August 24, 2012 05:07 PM (w41GQ)

262 Biden is more likely to say, "Ich bin ein tarpon!"

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 24, 2012 05:08 PM (zMgpj)

263 257
Huck plays bass.
Akin plays tenor
and absolutely no one joins right in.

Posted by: Doc at August 24, 2012 05:08 PM (3HsdR)

264 Tommy V - I'd say we are probably overthinking and overanalyzing it anyway. Imagine that. Maybe Mitt and his team did poll test it. Maybe he threw it out there as a test line and figured, since he is in his home state, its good to do. Maybe he just totally ad libbed the thing (though I doubt that one).

I don't think it really helps or hurts. He didn't say anything offensive (Biden) or dumb (Akin). It makes conservative partisans laugh and liberal partisans cringe. The middle is probably too busy focusing on their fanatasy drafts to even bother to care.

We want every little statement to matter. We want to get rid of Obama so bad, we examine everything. The Dems always think they have the gotcha statement that shows the republicans for what they believe them to be.

The fact of the matter is, Presidential elections aren't won or loss on a statement here or a statement there. They are won or loss on the overall narrative. This is where (IMO) Mitt is winning. I'm confident Mitt is going to win. Perhaps I am too confident and it is wishful thinking.

I just can't wait until November 2.

Posted by: SH at August 24, 2012 05:09 PM (gmeXX)

265 Come on, Andrea. Hike that dress up.

Posted by: Soona at August 24, 2012 05:09 PM (Db8f9)

266 Catbox is clean, coffee-break is over at Troll Central.

Posted by: filbert at August 24, 2012 05:09 PM (smvTK)

267 Obama is fund raising off the Romney joke.

Posted by: steevy at August 24, 2012 05:10 PM (Ts9tU)

268 Michael Ramirez spot on as always.

Posted by: dantesed at August 24, 2012 05:10 PM (FJDHd)

269 Can anyone pretend to be a liberal (really, not as a sock) and without discussing policies explain to me WHY Obama is likable? Can anyone name one example of disninterested generosity or graciousness hat Obama has shown? I think they think he's likable because he's never abused his family-that we know and they like his policies. Even before I really disliked Obama and was a liberal I didn't think he was a nice guy,

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 24, 2012 05:10 PM (k4rbt)

270 The sidebar "Dog Hates Baseball" link is the same as "Orson Welles Outtakes 3".

Posted by: Waterhouse, Sidebar Monitor at August 24, 2012 05:10 PM (oACpK)

271 I think Obama's Campaign would really blossom if Michelle was given more exposure.

Posted by: Fritz at August 24, 2012 05:11 PM (RuVpG)

272
259 Akin will announce he's hired the campaign staff of Alvin Greene.
Posted by: nickless at August 24, 2012 05:07 PM (MMC8r)


Nah he'll announce that he's hired Dan Maes staff. This time they're shooting for 15% of the vote!

Posted by: buzzion at August 24, 2012 05:11 PM (GULKT)

273 Tommy V-

Well to stay on point, I totally disagree with you that this was a killer mistake nor was it unplanned.

It won't get any more traction than Obama stating 4 different times in four different speeches that Romney had his dog on his car roof. Nobody outside the blogosphere or the liberal cable news channels will give a crap.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 24, 2012 05:11 PM (TMB3S)

274 Definitely under the Libs' skin on the "born here" comment. My favorite Libtard screecher on FB just posted a photo of it with a link to the DCCC and a whine to donate $3 and "denounce his birther comments."

I stand by my statement earlier: Done on purpose, and the Romney campaign is well inside their OODA loop. Hi-frickin-larious!

Posted by: jakeman at August 24, 2012 05:11 PM (96M6e)

275 Let me clarify. Statements and little things can reinforce the narrative. In this case, this is where this statement favors Mitt. He looks confident and Obama and his team look defensive.

Posted by: SH at August 24, 2012 05:11 PM (gmeXX)

276 Laying even money on a misplaced David and Goliath reference. Paying 2-1 on references to Job's biblical struggles. Get your wagers in fast.

Posted by: Dave S. at August 24, 2012 05:11 PM (/tk/V)

277 @ 262

I'm thinking Biden is more likely to say, "Ich bin ein manatee!"

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 24, 2012 05:11 PM (wZI4b)

278 Huck plays some cool basses. Shit I couldn't afford though.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 24, 2012 05:12 PM (IJ9CR)

279 I have to think that people are lying. There's no way that Obama is a good guy that 50% love and think is great.


Posted by: © Sponge at August 24, 2012 04:29 PM (nDcVA)

I have been saying that for at least 3 years. No one likes him at all except his base and Black folks, but, everyone has been so beaten up over the merest whisper of racism, that they just smile, and lie through their clenched teeth, "Well, gosh darn golly gee whiz that Barack Obama is really a nice and likeable guy. Now, his policies are something that give me pause. But, hey, My Stars and Garters, he and Michelle, and those two cute kids, they are just a Norman Rockwell painting come to life." Especially, if they can tell the person taking the poll is Black, then, they won't even criticize his policies.

Posted by: Will Be Taking Applications and Assimilating The Love-slaves at August 24, 2012 05:13 PM (kXoT0)

280 without discussing policies explain to me WHY Obama is likable?

"Saying I like him makes me feel better about myself."

That's the only thing I can come up with.

Posted by: t-bird at August 24, 2012 05:14 PM (FcR7P)

281 new thread same stuff

Posted by: toby928© at August 24, 2012 05:14 PM (QupBk)

282 Biden would definately say "Ich bin ein dummkopf!!!"

Posted by: © Sponge at August 24, 2012 05:14 PM (nDcVA)

283 279 Agreed,people lie to pollsters.The fear of the R word is still strong.

Posted by: steevy at August 24, 2012 05:14 PM (Ts9tU)

284 wheatie,

If you follow him on twitter he may still have the pics up.

Posted by: mpfs at August 24, 2012 05:15 PM (iYbLN)

285 Quoting Dr. Varno: "Huck plays some cool basses"

Does he play some cool troutses? ~ Gollum

Posted by: Mr_Write at August 24, 2012 05:15 PM (VJUQK)

286
267Obama is fund raising off the Romney joke.

Let him.
He still thinks those coffee mugs with his birth certificate on them was a good idea.

Posted by: wheatie at August 24, 2012 05:15 PM (mtRB0)

287 270
__

The Orson WellesPaul Massonskit is hilarious.

Posted by: kallisto at August 24, 2012 05:16 PM (jm/9g)

288 new thread same stuff


Paul Ryan in a kilt requests??

Posted by: mpfs at August 24, 2012 05:16 PM (iYbLN)

289 139 Romney needs to start releasing the names of his picks for his cabinet. It would really piss off Barky.

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

I'm looking forward to Romney "Office of the President-Elect" hijinks.

Posted by: Anachronda at August 24, 2012 05:16 PM (xGZ+b)

290 CheChe was --- at one time anyway --- a (imho) conservative with a sense of humor who trolled the lefties with a ludicrous sob story. But the left could never QUITE figure out if it was real or not.

Much as the left can never quite separate reality from fantasy it rightfully belongs in the Top 10 of Trolling Hall of Fame.

I only continue the effort as a public service, to remind conservatives that there are probably nearly 50% of the electorate who think exactly like that. Which is a huge problem.

CheChe, btw, was also a fictional character in the movie about the pr0n industry, Boogie Nights.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at August 24, 2012 05:17 PM (feFL6)

291 So Mitt Romney is doing the edgy stand-up jokes about Obama the Hollywood and New York comedy crowds are scared to touch. We are truly in Bizarro World.

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at August 24, 2012 05:17 PM (VMcoS)

292 39I think they need to make Paul Ryan wear a kilt.

That would take the narrative away from Akin.


-------



Seconded.
Posted by: mama winger in Paul Ryan's district at August 24, 2012 04:23 PM (P6QsQ)--------------Yes. And it should be made of very, verylight summer fabric. That lifts in the wind. Frequently.

Posted by: joanne still likes Trey Gowdys hair at August 24, 2012 05:19 PM (VNFBf)

293 He still thinks those coffee mugs with his birth certificate on them was a good idea.

***

I have one of those, but the birth certificate isn't very convincing.

Posted by: Wodeshed at August 24, 2012 05:21 PM (UuLBC)

294 Hahah I think Romney is trying to get under Obama's skin. He's so good at that. That was one of the main ways he demolished Newt (who I supported at the time) - he pushed his buttons and smiled while doing it.

Posted by: sb at August 24, 2012 05:27 PM (80w08)

295 Do not want to start a Palin war, but, these people screaming and weeping the racism and disrespect shown by a very mild Birther joke are the exact same people who laughed uproariously when jokes were made about Palin's 14 year old daughter and also Downs Syndrome baby. The Obama daughters will never undergo the kind of hate and mistreatment shown the Palin children.

So pardon the h#ll out of me if I do not think this is a BFD.

Posted by: Will Be Taking Applications and Assimilating The Love-slaves at August 24, 2012 05:31 PM (kXoT0)

296 my math says D+3 on the LV question (or thereabouts). 32D/29R/39I.

Posted by: Kevin in ABQ at August 24, 2012 05:33 PM (XrGnJ)

297 It's amazing to me that there are so many independents. I'm not sure I've ever met one.

Posted by: sb at August 24, 2012 05:39 PM (80w08)

298 #164
Were he traditional, he wouldn't have any underwear on. I'm guessing that's a draw to some of the womens.

Kilts = sexy. But only if you have a firm and taut bod. Yum.

Posted by: rabidfox at August 24, 2012 05:43 PM (kAWot)

299 Obama is fund raising off the Romney joke.

Yes, let him. Where we're going, we don't need 3 dollar coffee mugs.

Posted by: Uriah Heep at August 24, 2012 06:13 PM (Wa+Fw)

300 "I've heard the media is considering not covering Ann Romney's speech. Of course they'll cover Michelle Obama's."

So the MFM is both racist and misogynist? Eggcellent. [*tent fingers*] That makes for a nice counter-narrative.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at August 24, 2012 06:17 PM (sUjUB)

301
I'm waiting for the day where Romney applauds Obama for releasing his birth certificate after years of indecision. "He finally made the right decision, after three long years, and I applaud him for it, bless his heart!"

Ijust wishI couldget advance warning though, because that might make me laugh so hard that it has consequences...

Posted by: Optimizer at August 24, 2012 06:21 PM (As94z)

302 "Will the press finally stop talking about how personally popular Obama is?"

Obama is personally popular because the media keeps talking about how personally popular he is. Should they stop, his "personal popularity" (i.e. I like Obama, too bad he's such a stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable failure when it comes to actually doing his job) would evaporate, so obviously they won't stop.

"And what a big draw Biden is to blue-collar voters?"

Then again, some things even the media can't make true.

"By the Way: I've heard the media is considering not covering Ann Romney's speech. Of course they'll cover Michelle Obama's.

Ann Romney scares them. She is a natural."

That's because Michelle Obama is the most intelligent, beautiful, personable, nice, kind, stylish, fashionable, sophisticated, savvy, wise, progressive woman ever and Ann Romney is a racist and rapist who owns tutu-wearing horses. Try to keep up. The media don't like it when they try to give you your opinion, and you're too stupid to listen. You fucking racist.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at August 24, 2012 06:43 PM (5e6JG)

303 I don't think Romney's joke was a bad move at all. I think that he knew the caterwauling Obama's surrogates would do, and that it only makes Romney look better in comparison. No normal person can really see anything offensive in Romney's little joke, and the reaction it's brought just makes it clear to even the most apathetic and Ill-informed voter just how thoroughly the press is in the bag for Obama. The level of emotion the dems are showing over this just makes them look like a bunch of pussies.

Posted by: Mike sixes at August 25, 2012 12:56 AM (+CR9l)






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