The Vetting: Washington Examiner Publishes 10-Part Backgrounder On "The Obama You Don't Know"

Big story, which probably would have been better served being rolled out one chapter per day.

Chapter Two is good. As with the whole report, it rebuts Obama's media-crafted false biography with actual facts.

Time magazine gushed in 2008 about Barack Obama's 12-year tenure as a law lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, saying, "Within a few years, he had become a rock-star professor with hordes of devoted students."

That may have been true during his first two years, when he ranked first among the law school's 40 instructors, with students giving him a rating of 9.7 out of a possible 10.

But law student evaluations made available to The Washington Examiner by the university showed that his popularity then fell steadily.

In 1999, only 23 percent of the students said they would repeat Obama's racism class. He was the third-lowest-ranked lecturer at the law school that year. And in 2003, only a third of the student evaluators recommended his classes.

His classes were small. A spring 1994 class attracted 14 out of a student body of 600; a spring 1996 class drew 13. In 1997, he had the largest class of his tenure with 49 students. But by then, his student rating had fallen to 7.75. Twenty-two of 40 faculty members ranked higher than Obama.

It is often claimed that Obama was a "Constitutional law professor." Well...

Obama has often cited his days at the law school as an important part of his preparation for the presidency. At a March 30, 2007, fundraiser, for example, he said, "I was a constitutional law professor, which means, unlike the current president, I actually respect the Constitution."

From 1992 until 2004, Obama taught three courses: "Current Issues in Racism and the Law," "Voting Rights and the Democratic Process," and "Equal Protection and Substantive Due Process."

Three areas of the law that do involve the Constitution. It should also be noted all three are areas where leftwingers try to make the most impact on America.

Obama, of course, wrote no scholarly articles while attached to the University (unlike any serious legal thinker). And he was generally... let us say the most Reaganesque part of him was his apparent agreement with Reagan's line, "Hard work never killed anyone, but why take chances?"

...

Senior lecturers were, however, still expected to participate in university activities. University of Chicago Law School Senior Lecturer Richard Epstein told The Washington Examiner that Obama did not do so.

Obama, Epstein said, "did the minimal amount of work to get through. No one remembers him. He was not a participant in luncheons or workshops. He was here and gone."

Robert Alt, a former Obama student, echoes Epstein, telling the Examiner that "I think it's fair to say he wasn't engaged in the intellectual life of Chicago outside of the classroom."

...

The pattern of minimal performance at the Chicago campus was not an exception to the rule for Obama. In the state Senate during the same years he was lecturing, Obama voted "present" nearly 130 times, the most of any legislator in the chamber.


The below FoxNews segment digests the report:

Posted by: Ace at 12:49 PM



Comments

1 But, SHUT UP!

Posted by: Dang© at September 20, 2012 12:53 PM (R18D0)

2 This deserves a post:
The Onion:
Media Having Trouble Finding Right Angle On Obama's Double-Homicide

http://tinyurl.com/6a99xht




Posted by: AmishDude at September 20, 2012 12:21 PM
------------------------
Holy crap. That's funny.

Two pull quotes:

"Is
this an upbeat human-interest story about a 'day in the life' of a
bloodthirsty president who likes to kill people? Or is it more of an
examination of how Obama's unusual upbringing in Hawaii helped to shape
the way he would one day viciously butcher two helpless citizens in
their own home?"

"Or maybe the story is just that murder is cool
now," Kaplan continued. "I don't know. There are a million different
angles on this one."

and...

"President Obama's letter
presents us with a classic journalistic quandary," executive editor Bill
Keller said. "If we print it, then we're giving him control over the
kinds of stories we choose to run. It would be an acknowledgment that we
somehow give the nation's commander in chief special treatment."

Added Keller, "And that's just not how the press in this country works."

Posted by: Time Travelling Flaneur at September 20, 2012 12:53 PM (ay6+/)

3 Hey guys! Got any info on Obama? Guys?

Posted by: 2008 at September 20, 2012 12:54 PM (JvZIk)

4 This just in:

Obama is a lying failure of a miserable stuttering clusterfuck

Posted by: © Sponge at September 20, 2012 12:54 PM (UK9cE)

5 Obama, of course, wrote no scholarly articles while attached to the University (unlike any serious legal thinker).
____________________

Of course Obama didn't publish any scholarly legal articles.

Billy Ayers is a novelist, not a legal writer.

Posted by: Observer at September 20, 2012 12:55 PM (/sohm)

6 oops. I'm spamming the board

Time to close all my tabs and start over. I'm so confused.

Posted by: Time Travelling Flaneur at September 20, 2012 12:55 PM (ay6+/)

7 We need to look at Lady Gaga's fat ass for a few more days. Because, DAMN.

Posted by: MSM at September 20, 2012 12:55 PM (R18D0)

8 He was obviously saving his strength for when it really counted.....retirement.

Posted by: Dr Spank at September 20, 2012 12:55 PM (4cRnj)

9 Can you imagine the Brown Streaks revealed if he lost the election. It would make Tony Soprano blush.

Posted by: Clemenza at September 20, 2012 12:56 PM (Q8Pu5)

10 Oh, and what is The Washington Examiner THINKING!?!

There will be a fatwah issued by Holder on the paper post haste.

Posted by: © Sponge at September 20, 2012 12:56 PM (UK9cE)

11 I'm not sure any of this really matters at this point, and they may make Romney look desperate. We (we being conservatives who would like to see Obama defeated), would probably be better served focusing on the facts on the ground as they are now. There are plenty of bad ones to make the case against Obama.

Who really cares about Obama's tenure as a professor. Unless there is some old tape out there of Obama saying directly that "I am a socialist and when I am President I will try to make this country more socialist," I think these small-ball arguments are not effective. They would have been more effective in 2008. But they didn't really matter then because the facts on the ground for McCain were so bad.

I don't think this coming from Romney's camp, but any attack from conservative media will be associated with him. I don't see this moving any votes toward Romney, and really see this as allowing Carney to say - Is this all they got, they must be desperate. The talking points should be on the continued lousy state of the economy, the middle east going up in flames, and the fact that the Dems want us to pay for their abortions.

This other stuff is trivial. It really is.

Posted by: SH at September 20, 2012 12:57 PM (gmeXX)

12 Obama was groomed from early on to be part of the Chicago machine. He's played the system every single step of the way, one of those innately sneaky, manipulative people like Wormtongue.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 20, 2012 12:57 PM (r4wIV)

13 By definition, any resume over 1 page and 5 lines is mostly bullshit anyway

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 20, 2012 12:57 PM (oSFWF)

14 and the MSM says FYNQ.

Posted by: Infidel at September 20, 2012 12:58 PM (O/fK8)

15 You can really sum up the whole piece with "He has either lied or been misleading about virtually his entire life".

Posted by: Adam at September 20, 2012 12:58 PM (/YJYi)

16 Would it surprise anyone to learn that 12 times (up until 2004) Dear Leader taught a course called "Institutional Racism in American Society"?

I keep wondering when people will realize they're about to vote for a more handsome Al Shaprton.

#Skillets

Posted by: laceyunderalls at September 20, 2012 12:59 PM (pLTLS)

17 So, you are telling me he is a light worker.....I never would have guessed.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at September 20, 2012 12:59 PM (OWjjx)

18 This other stuff is trivial. It really is.


Yeah. Knowing anything about the President is completely trivial. Yup.


Posted by: AmishDude at September 20, 2012 12:21 PM


Dude. I've been referring to that as the second best Onion article ever for years.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Please? at September 20, 2012 12:59 PM (VtjlW)

19 "I was a constitutional law professor, which means, unlike the current president, I actually respect the Constitution."

So, he was not a constitutional law professor, and he has since endorsed just about every 'unconstitutional' Bush policy he previously mocked.

Other than that, totally true.

Posted by: CJ at September 20, 2012 12:59 PM (9KqcB)

20 Lawrence Tribe said Obama was his most brilliant student.

Do not underestimate the power of The Student.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at September 20, 2012 12:59 PM (JWlbm)

21 I don't mind a lazy President...in fact, I relish the idea of a lazy President. But not a lazy and stupid President...who is blithely unaware that his ascent is based purely on affirmative action and a smooth voice.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at September 20, 2012 12:59 PM (Ec6wH)

22 I will not discuss this article because I can not verify it. No one at MSNBC buys the Washington Examiner.

Posted by: Andrea Mitchell, yes, my head is up my ass at September 20, 2012 01:00 PM (OWjjx)

23 OT

Gallup has O and R tied at 47%.

Posted by: Gran at September 20, 2012 01:03 PM (mw0FO)

24 Andrea Mitchell will be all over this.

Posted by: HtP at September 20, 2012 01:04 PM (jx2j9)

25 Romney intensifies campaign schedule with Ohio bus tour
By Justin Sink - 09/20/12 11:10 AM ET

Mitt Romney is launching a bus tour next week with running mate Paul Ryan in the crucial state of Ohio, after remaining mostly off the campaign trail this week to furiously fundraise for his presidential bid.



According to the Romney campaign, Romney and Ryan will participate in a three-day “Romney Plan for a Stronger Middle Class” swing through the Buckeye State; [...]

The two candidates won't actually campaign together. Ryan will attend a Monday event in Lima and a Tuesday event in Cincinnati. Romney, meanwhile, will appear in Dayton on Tuesday before a packed Wednesday that will see the nominee visit Columbus, Cleveland and Toledo.


In addition to his swing through Ohio, Romney is expected to visit Denver, Colo., on Sunday and Monday[...]

__________________

The Hill

Posted by: tasker at September 20, 2012 01:04 PM (r2PLg)

26 Who cares? We already know this stuff just from his performance over the last few years and you and I are the only ones who read the examiner.

Posted by: nate_bob_c at September 20, 2012 01:04 PM (gsy5B)

27 Good article.
Four damn year too late.

Posted by: RKinRoanoke at September 20, 2012 01:04 PM (DOEXI)

28 I was saying it back then, the "courses" the JEF taught were 2nd and 3rd year courses, which no good lawyers need--you learn just about everything you need to know to pass the bar in the first year. Everything else, you learn in practice.

You get the real constitutional law in the first year.

The courses he taught were 1) taken by students who knew they were going into public life, advocacy, etc., or 2) students looking for an easy A.

That his rankings fell tells you he stunk as a teacher. I suspect that even those in the first category walked out saying, "where's the law? All he did was talk about political shit, re-hash my undergrad polysci course."

Oooh, also: Dirty little secret, every law school graduate is qualified to teach law school. Yup. That's how low the standards are. Most law professor's careers are like this: Law school ---->clerkship----->law school professor.

Posted by: RoyalOil at September 20, 2012 01:04 PM (imtbm)

29 So what? Who cares?

Posted by: Ishy Squishy Know Nothing Undecided Moderate at September 20, 2012 01:04 PM (3xuEM)

30 O/T: "Kaine: 'I Would Be Open to a Proposal to Have Some Minimum Tax Level for Everyone'"

http://tinyurl.com/coxr5u3

He talks about the "47% Governor Romney is going after" but is he the first dem to sound like Michelle Bachman?

Posted by: pray for peace at September 20, 2012 01:05 PM (oZfic)

31 15You can really sum up the whole piece with "He has either lied or been misleading about virtually his entire life".
Posted by: Adam at September 20, 2012 12:58 PM (/YJYi)Or... There was never any stuffing in the stuffed shirt.

Posted by: HtP at September 20, 2012 01:05 PM (jx2j9)

32 Are you sure this wasn't the Washington Post? Thorough historical research into a candidate's economic past is their forte, as they showed with their examination of Romney's prep school days. It this was really the Examiner, heads are rolling over at the Post right now for having missed this scoop. No doubt they'll try to outdo this by digging even deeper into the President's past.

Posted by: Citizen Kanye at September 20, 2012 01:05 PM (JWlbm)

33 Just imagine if Obama had discovered golf back in the 1990s.... he'd NEVER have become president.

Posted by: Anon at September 20, 2012 01:05 PM (MPIX5)

34 Gallup has O and R tied at 47%.

^^^^

Huh? I was told that we need to pack it in. So confused....

Posted by: laceyunderalls at September 20, 2012 01:05 PM (pLTLS)

35 >

No. It gives '08 Obama voters the cover they need to say "I wasn't wrong in 2008, I was lied to." and pull the lever for Romney. It actually fits the Romney narrative (god how I hate that fucking word well) in that we all had high hopes based on what we were promised but he let us all down.

Posted by: scofflawx at September 20, 2012 01:06 PM (N1Rjx)

36 OT

Sen. Brown has a 6-pt lead over the squaw.

Posted by: Gran at September 20, 2012 01:06 PM (mw0FO)

37 What the name says baby, what the name says...

Posted by: Jon can suck my overworked and overtaxed dick at September 20, 2012 01:06 PM (F6KtL)

38 academic* past I meant.

Posted by: Citizen Kanye at September 20, 2012 01:06 PM (JWlbm)

39 @18 ATC - In the context of this election, it is trivial. He was elected President, he has been President, voters just aren't going to care about his past profession as a college professor. What matters are what he has done in the past 4 years and where things stand now. And they are bad. If we (again, we being conservatives) aren't focused on that, how do you expect to get someone to vote against Obama because they are now realizing he was not a good constitutional law professor. This is small-ball. It is tough to vet an incumbent President. Much easier to remind them how bad the economy is, how he lost Egypt, how the middle east is spiriling out of control. Let's keep our focus on the big issues. We won't win any voters with this stuff.

Posted by: SH at September 20, 2012 01:06 PM (gmeXX)

40 did the minimal amount of work to get through.

One thing you've got to give this fucking guy credit for is that he knew how to play these twits all along and he was never wrong once.

He is a genius at playing white guilt chumps without even breaking a sweat.

Posted by: eleven at September 20, 2012 01:06 PM (KXm42)

41 Simpler summation: Osama Obama is a lying, incompetent, America-hating, race-obsessed traitor, who has gotten a free ride through life from his skin color, and expects the free ride to continue.

There's really nothing else to say.

Posted by: MrScribbler at September 20, 2012 01:07 PM (ZgX/g)

42 Obama narr

Posted by: MSM at September 20, 2012 01:07 PM (JWlbm)

43 Lawyer Jokes!!!

What's brown and looks really good on a "Constitutional Law" Professor?

A doberman!

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at September 20, 2012 01:07 PM (Ec6wH)

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

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at September 20, 2012 01:07 PM (8y9MW)

45 ah, mackerel really fought for us in 2008.

Posted by: joeindc44 will vote Obama based on a D+20 internal poll at September 20, 2012 01:07 PM (QxSug)

46 washington examiner? but what about breitbart?

What about world net daily?

Posted by: Jon at September 20, 2012 01:07 PM (t1NLo)

47 Yes, but you all forget what a great teleprompter reader he is.

Posted by: HtP at September 20, 2012 01:08 PM (jx2j9)

48 As I said this morning. The report is good but doesn't go far enough. They beat around the Bush.

He is a full bore commie, call him that.

Posted by: Vic at September 20, 2012 01:08 PM (YdQQY)

49 Why is it that so many ConLaw professors and "adjunct lecturers" (<Seriously?"Adjunct Lecturer"? WTF?) specialize not in understanding the Constitution as written, but in the most ingenious and effective ways to end-run and subvert it?

Posted by: Jaws at September 20, 2012 01:08 PM (4I3Uo)

50 Hey gusy...did you see where the Gallup polling was....ah, oops. It's still game over though. Totally. I mean, Pawlenty was the real brains behind Romney's campaign, especially after he won all those primaries.

Posted by: Jon at September 20, 2012 01:08 PM (Ec6wH)

51 Obama narrowly leads Romney 47% - 47%, but the gap may widen as voters see the poll numbers and are reminded of Romney's "47%" gaffe.

Posted by: MSM at September 20, 2012 01:09 PM (JWlbm)

52 I can't dispute that what they're saying is factual so I'll just futilely attempt to attack the source.

Posted by: Jon at September 20, 2012 01:09 PM (/YJYi)

53 Let's keep our focus on the big issues. We won't win any voters with this stuff.


As someone noted above, this is part of winning the non KoolAid drinking Obama voters. Ohhhh I would never have voted for him if I'd know that! Why, if he's lied about all the rest of that, what else is he lying about? It's not about the partisans, it's about giving cover to people to change their vote to Romney.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Please? at September 20, 2012 01:09 PM (VtjlW)

54
'washington examiner? but what about breitbart?

What about world net daily?'


Go back to sucking Chris Matthews dick. And Andrea Mitchell's also.

Posted by: Jon can suck my overworked and overtaxed dick at September 20, 2012 01:09 PM (F6KtL)

55 The Obama Myth: Never has so much been written about so little by so many who know so little.

Posted by: WalrusRex at September 20, 2012 01:10 PM (XUKZU)

56 good luck with this one guys.

Posted by: Jon at September 20, 2012 01:10 PM (t1NLo)

57 This report should have come out in 2008.

Posted by: Vic at September 20, 2012 01:10 PM (YdQQY)

58 43 Lawyer Jokes!!!

What's brown and looks really good on a "Constitutional Law" Professor?

A doberman!


Enough with the dog whistles, Bull Connor.

Posted by: Tingles at September 20, 2012 01:10 PM (JWlbm)

59 It doesn't matter what they say, they seem to be immune to even understanding anything but what they "know in their hearts", cause they seem to be able to wholly ignore any negatives.

With foreign policy they really are too smart for their own good. They really do think that the pres has some kind of super sekret special foreign policy thingy going on and "they don't want to do or say anything to ruin it...."

No matter what comes out, they say, "well we don't know what is REALLY going on, we have to trust the president, cause you know he is doing the right thing" and when you confront them with the bunch of "little white lies" and the 4 deaths they say "we're sorry about that but you''ll see, he knows what he's doing and it's for the best of the country". I'm told that I don't understand because I can't recognize the brilliance of his strategy cause I'm not being open enough to his ideas.

It's absolutely maddening.

Posted by: pray for peace at September 20, 2012 01:10 PM (oZfic)

60 "The Vetting?" Um, no. The Nothing. This is thousands of days late and trillions of dollars short. Obama is the incumbent president, not a candidate. Even to be speaking about these sorts of tertiary items monumentally is naive and off base. It's about the dummy, economy, not about what happened or didn't happen 20 years ago in law school. It's about winning this election, not aboutproving a point.

Posted by: Tsar Nicholas II at September 20, 2012 01:10 PM (pmsMR)

61 derp derp derp Tim Kaine is a republican! derp derp derp

Posted by: Jon at September 20, 2012 01:11 PM (/YJYi)

62
'The Obamedia lied to you in 2008...and they are lying to you now.'

If this Examiner story helps to get this into the brains of Voters...then that would be great.
Needs to be a lot of stories like this.

Posted by: wheatie at September 20, 2012 01:11 PM (Z7b/q)

63
Obama will go down in history and the man who made incompetence cool.

Biden will go down in history as the man who defined incompetence and then added an exclamation point.

Posted by: HtP at September 20, 2012 01:11 PM (jx2j9)

64 Obama did not teach Con Law at the University of Chicago. He taught the
big myth that institutional racism still exists as a matter of law. The
only “institutional racism” that exists now is preferences and
set-asides for blacks. Obama was a liar even then before his first
election.

Posted by: Vic at September 20, 2012 01:11 PM (YdQQY)

65 Obama is going to find out that it is easier to lie your way into office than to lie your way into staying in office.

Posted by: WalrusRex at September 20, 2012 01:12 PM (XUKZU)

66 I doubt that voter is reading The Washington Examiner.

This is the information age and unfortunately "news" has an expiration date--especially if it is on part of a product that has already been sold.

get on uncovering and exposing the cluster f*ck that is happening now under our noses.

Posted by: tasker at September 20, 2012 01:12 PM (r2PLg)

67 His critics believe he is trying to remake America in the image of
Europe's social democracies, replacing America's ethos of independence
and individual enterprise with a welfare state inflamed by class
divisions.



No he is trying to remake America into a communist country.

Posted by: Vic at September 20, 2012 01:12 PM (YdQQY)

68 35 - OK, so it fits the narrative.
But does it have good optics.
(figured you probably hate that term, too. I know I do)

Posted by: RKinRoanoke at September 20, 2012 01:13 PM (DOEXI)

69
The Obama You Needed To Know Four Years Ago

Posted by: soothsayer at September 20, 2012 01:13 PM (jUytm)

70 maybe romney should raise a few hundred million more dollars. all that money's been doing wonders hasn't it?

I predict obama will beat romney by more than he spanked mccain. going to be fun.

Posted by: Jon at September 20, 2012 01:13 PM (t1NLo)

71 Romney is out of "touch." But I'm not -- does he have any grandkids?

Posted by: Jerry Sandusky at September 20, 2012 01:13 PM (JWlbm)

72 Posted by: Tsar Nicholas II at September 20, 2012 01:10 PM (pmsMR)

I don't agree...

People hate to admit they were wrong... and are more likely to change position is they can say they were mislead...

"I wasn't wrong about Obama, he LIED to me" can change a lot of votes IMO.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 20, 2012 01:13 PM (lZBBB)

73 Why is it that so many ConLaw professors and "adjunct lecturers" (


Because there's nothing trendy and cool about publishing about how the role of the courts should be limited. Since it's publish or perish, the incentives are to find novel explanations of what the Constitution means rather than limiting one's study to the text itself.


Adjunct Lecturer generally means part-time, non-tenure track. This is one of the dirty little secrets of the academic world, much of the heavy lifting in teaching undergrad classes is done either by TAs working on their dissertation or by adjunct faculty who are getting paid a grand, maybe two, for teaching that semester. Actually getting a tenure track position is very difficult and insanely competitive.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Please? at September 20, 2012 01:14 PM (VtjlW)

74 56good luck with this one guys.

Posted by: Jon at September 20, 2012 01:10 PM (t1NLo)No shit! Dems knew what a hole in air he was when they voted for him in '08. Why should we expect them to change?

Posted by: HtP at September 20, 2012 01:14 PM (jx2j9)

75 Posted by: Jon at September 20, 2012 01:13 PM (t1NLo)



Is Tim Kaine a republican or democrat Jon?

Posted by: Adam at September 20, 2012 01:14 PM (/YJYi)

76 I predict obama will beat romney by more than he spanked mccain. going to be fun.

Posted by: Jon at September 20, 2012 01:13 PM (t1NLo)

When I thought he couldn't get any stupider...

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 45% more DOOM! at September 20, 2012 01:14 PM (xAtAj)

77 Thanks Jon, we're going to need all the luck we can get to fix the colossal mess Obama has made of this country before economic collapse claims folks like yourself via starvation. I'm glad to hear you support us now.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Regular! With Full Stomping Power! at September 20, 2012 01:14 PM (0q2P7)

78 If I were Obama, I would've taught basic concepts of law at the 4th grade level

Posted by: Jim Messina at September 20, 2012 01:15 PM (B/yDO)

79 Grrr. *self-fines one internetz*

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Please? at September 20, 2012 01:15 PM (VtjlW)

80 Lawyer Jokes!!!

What's brown and looks really good on a "Constitutional Law" Professor?

A doberman!

What do you call 1000 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?
A good start!

Posted by: RKinRoanoke at September 20, 2012 01:15 PM (DOEXI)

81 20 Lawrence Tribe said Obama was his most brilliant student.
______________________

Tribe said exactly the same thing about a couple of his other students, too.

Tribe's an idiot.

Posted by: Observer at September 20, 2012 01:15 PM (/sohm)

82 Gallup shows Obama's approval rating drops bwahahahaha

Posted by: Jon at September 20, 2012 01:15 PM (/YJYi)

83
Conclusion: Obama Is Medicore

Posted by: soothsayer at September 20, 2012 01:16 PM (jUytm)

84 This was on every driveway in nova this morning. And, Kaine is running away from Obama now.

Posted by: Jean at September 20, 2012 01:16 PM (v9wwx)

85 For the record: I hate meeting hell.

It's even less productive than a normal day, and I have less time to spend at the HQ.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at September 20, 2012 01:16 PM (8y9MW)

86 Look--

Sean Smith left all the clue everyone needs.

What's the one thing he felt important enough to communicate to the living before he died?

That's all the hell that needs to be known.

Posted by: tasker at September 20, 2012 01:16 PM (r2PLg)

87
'maybe romney should raise a few hundred million more dollars. all that money's been doing wonders hasn't it?

I predict obama will beat romney by more than he spanked mccain. going to be fun.'



This coming from the guy who thought Tim Kaine was a Republican? You make Biden Choo-Choo look smart.

Posted by: Jon can suck my overworked and overtaxed dick at September 20, 2012 01:16 PM (F6KtL)

88 Well, yeah, but how is this going to pay for the $35M mansion in Hawaii? Affirmative Action only gets one so far, you know. Eventually you have to get off the short bus and go it on your own.

Posted by: tcn at September 20, 2012 01:17 PM (ZOUmX)

89 In mathematics, "senior lecturers" teach college algebra. Which is actually high-school algebra.

"serious legal thinker" These words do not make sense together.

Posted by: AmishDude at September 20, 2012 01:17 PM (T0NGe)

90 What does that (D) next to Tim Kaine's name mean!?!?!?!?

Posted by: Jon at September 20, 2012 01:17 PM (/YJYi)

91 The Obama Administration is lying and obfuscating now.

Posted by: tasker at September 20, 2012 01:17 PM (r2PLg)

92 Let's keep our focus on the big issues. We won't win any voters with this stuff.

I don't think the Romney campaign should waste time with anypre-2009 stuff. But the rest of us? Have at it.

The best hope is that maybe one tidbit, one glaringrevelation is so sensitive that it forces the Obama camp to respond. That's the only way negative info has ever breeched the MSM wall, their coverage begins with the response from Obama's camp. (See Ayers, William; Wright, Jeremiah)

Posted by: CJ at September 20, 2012 01:17 PM (9KqcB)

93 4 Pinocchios because SHUT UP!

Posted by: VW Zao at September 20, 2012 01:17 PM (I7O5y)

94 this is great and all but like you said with the National Review GM article, largely pointless in the grand scheme of things at the moment. we need stories that cut against Obama transcending conservative outlets.

Posted by: JParker at September 20, 2012 01:18 PM (60GaT)

95
Remember when Randolph & Mortimer DUKE made a BET and took EDDIE MURPHY off the street, put him in an EXPENSIVE SUIT and created a WALL STREET TRADER?

Posted by: soothsayerwing plover at September 20, 2012 01:18 PM (jUytm)

96 >>>maybe romney should raise a few hundred million more dollars. all that money's been doing wonders hasn't it?



Your right
The polls never move. Tied D+4 Tied D+6 Tied D+9


Posted by: MikeTheMoose Regular! With Full Stomping Power! at September 20, 2012 01:19 PM (0q2P7)

97
For the record: I hate meeting hell.


I have the job I have specifically to not do meetings.

Posted by: eleven at September 20, 2012 01:19 PM (KXm42)

98 Posted by: tcn at September 20, 2012 01:17 PM (ZOUmX)

But I've always depended on the kindness of strangers...

Posted by: Barrak 'Blanche Dubois' Obama at September 20, 2012 01:19 PM (lZBBB)

99 Actually getting a tenure track position is very difficult and insanely competitive.
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Please? at September 20, 2012 01:14 PM
____________________

Only if the aspiring law professor is white or Asian.

If he's black, or some other "oppressed" minority -- like, say, a female Native American -- schools will trip over themselves with offers. That's why Obama, who never published a single scholarly legal article in all his years at the U of Chicago law school, was still offered a place on the tenure track (which he turned down, because it was too much like real work).

Posted by: Observer at September 20, 2012 01:20 PM (/sohm)

100 going to be epic. ryan won't be able to get the romney-stink off of himself after this debacle.

watch and see. heheheh

Posted by: Jon at September 20, 2012 01:20 PM (t1NLo)

101 Have you seen my baseball?

Posted by: Jon! at September 20, 2012 01:20 PM (kcEwc)

102
Bill Ayers and David Axelrod recruited Obama, gave him a law degree, a faculty position, and a suit.

And then they gave Obama a state senate seat.

And the rest is history.

Posted by: soothsayer at September 20, 2012 01:20 PM (jUytm)

103 I know Barry in a Biblical sense.

Posted by: Reggie Love at September 20, 2012 01:21 PM (EJ6V1)

104 I have the job I have specifically to not do meetings.

Well, I shouldn't have this kind of meeting, but... personnel difficulties... have seen to it that I spend rather a lot of time in them.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at September 20, 2012 01:21 PM (8y9MW)

105 99 "Only if the aspiring law professor is white"

Didn't seem to hurt Ward Churchill and Lizzie Warren.

Waitaminute . . .

Posted by: The Q at September 20, 2012 01:21 PM (B/yDO)

106 Barry's brother, George, would have crawled thru eight miles of bad African desert for a taste of Barry's ritual choom and green beers.

Posted by: Fritz at September 20, 2012 01:21 PM (/ZZCn)

107 101 "Have you seen my baseball?"

It's right here in my van

Posted by: Jim Messina at September 20, 2012 01:21 PM (B/yDO)

108 Tim Kaine is a republican I swear!

Posted by: Jon at September 20, 2012 01:21 PM (/YJYi)

109 Gallup daily is out:

Dead even at 47.

Remember, that's a 7-day rolling average. The momentum sure isn't in the direction I've heard the MFM and the eeyores describe it.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at September 20, 2012 01:21 PM (B+qrE)

110
'I know Barry in a Biblical sense.'


Nah, too old for me.

Posted by: Jim Messina at September 20, 2012 01:22 PM (F6KtL)

111 i say hehehe and heheheh cuz it makez me look mischievi-ous. and not at all like a weirdo.

Posted by: Jon Adorno at September 20, 2012 01:22 PM (60GaT)

112 I just don't see this as giving an Obama voter cover to say they were lied to. It just takes the focus off the big issues. But as a rational thinker I can't really claim to understand the mind of the Obama voter.

Posted by: SH at September 20, 2012 01:23 PM (EYfcP)

113 Don't forget bwaahahahaha

Posted by: Jon at September 20, 2012 01:23 PM (/YJYi)

114 For the record: I hate meeting hell.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at September 20, 2012 01:16 PM (8y9MW)


I do not miss those. Nothing like spending an hour talking about crap I already know and don't really care about.

Posted by: ErikW at September 20, 2012 01:23 PM (kcEwc)

115 Gallup has O and R tied at 47%.

^^^^

Huh? I was told that we need to pack it in. So confused....


Better: That's an RV poll.

Posted by: AmishDude at September 20, 2012 01:23 PM (T0NGe)

116 these are the two funniest gags in the English language: "Washington Examiner" and, my favorite, the one you use over and over again, but always keeps me laughing: "I was just watching this on Fox news today…"

Funny funny funny. PeterCook and George Carlin – rattling skeleton bone laughter. I can hear it, because I'm totally dead. But we did have a sense of humor.

Posted by: Andrew Breitbart at September 20, 2012 01:23 PM (9AdvE)

117 The two most important rules of physics:
1) F=ma
2) you can't push a string

Posted by: Albert Einstein at September 20, 2012 01:23 PM (e8kgV)

118 "Lawrence Tribe said Obama was his most brilliant student."

#1: This does not speak well of Tribe's other students.

#2: Conning 52% of Americans into voting for him for President despite a lack of any significant accomplishment in his life, coasting through his teaching job, manhandling the election process, coasting through the Illinois State Senate, doing nothing in the US Senate, serving as arm candy at a law firm, and getting by through life doing the minimum, to wind up rising to where he is today? Gotta admit, that kinda IS f'ing brilliant.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at September 20, 2012 01:23 PM (Jdtsu)

119 To refer to a senior or guest lecturer as a professor is highly (and intentionally) misleading. The term "professor" suggests achieving tenure, and a lifetime of scholarly devotion. It's safe to say that Obama did not achieve this, but those resume' bullets are conjured in the mind of anyone who hears the words "Constitutional law professor."

Posted by: Brisco_County at September 20, 2012 01:24 PM (dKiGf)

120 Nothing like spending an hour talking about crap I already know and don't really care about.

Listening to three other groups fight through an issue which doesn't concern you at all.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at September 20, 2012 01:24 PM (8y9MW)

121 FAUX NEWS IS LYING LIES!!! BURN IN HELL SEAN HANNITY

Posted by: Pseudo Breitbart at September 20, 2012 01:24 PM (60GaT)

122
Doesn't a "brilliant" student usually leave behind a paper trail that evidences said brilliance?

Posted by: soothsayer at September 20, 2012 01:25 PM (jUytm)

123 I really like the "redistribution" totally-out-of-context and distorted lie. I like a good lie. Just keep digging that shit out of your ass, ace, and smear it all over the public sidewalks. Somebody will notice the stench.

Posted by: Andrew Breitbart at September 20, 2012 01:26 PM (9AdvE)

124 Doesn't a "brilliant" student usually leave behind a paper trail that evidences said brilliance?

Racist.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at September 20, 2012 01:26 PM (B+qrE)

125 85 For the record: I hate meeting hell.

It's even less productive than a normal day, and I have less time to spend at the HQ.
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at September 20, 2012 01:16 PM (8y9MW)

______________

I'm with ya, brother. We spent an hour and a half today listening to the virtues and roll-out plan for a $15 million dollar system that will never see the light of day. But it was a nice presentation!

Posted by: Cricket at September 20, 2012 01:26 PM (DrC22)

126 112
I just don't see this as giving an Obama voter cover to say they were
lied to. It just takes the focus off the big issues. But as a rational
thinker I can't really claim to understand the mind of the Obama voter.


Posted by: SH at September 20, 2012 01:23 PM (EYfcP)


The mind of an Obama voter is a beatiful and brilliant thing to behold. We Obama voters understand the allure of a multi-racial president who will help us move past the prejudices of our past. We realize that is a fundamental human right to have free abortions and sex change operations. We don't care how much money this costs, however much it worth it. The mind of an Obama voter is something like this.

http://tinyurl.com/9cbk7hp

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein Brattlesboro, VT at September 20, 2012 01:26 PM (/YJYi)

127 90 the D is for dickless

Posted by: Honey Badger at September 20, 2012 01:26 PM (2J4Qq)

128 so Gallup has it tied and Rasmussen has O+2. has Gallup gone rethuglican??? get on it DOJ

Posted by: Very concerned at September 20, 2012 01:27 PM (60GaT)

129 Well today's Gallup must have the trolls worried because they're out in force.

Posted by: Adam at September 20, 2012 01:27 PM (/YJYi)

130 The troll. It appears desperate.

Wonder why?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at September 20, 2012 01:27 PM (B+qrE)

131 >>>>watch and see. heheheh

Keep that upbeat hope all the way to the end OK? For Me? If you lose hope to early your tears turn bitter. But if you have that delusional hope all the way to the end, so sweet, so sweet.

On the other hand I've already got my lawn chair set up to watch the world burn. So in the unlikely event that Romney loses. Meh, go ahead, this is going to be fun to watch.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Regular! With Full Stomping Power! at September 20, 2012 01:27 PM (0q2P7)

132 When did Axelrod's buttboys become so hostile? They're really scared, aren't they?

Posted by: Fritz at September 20, 2012 01:28 PM (/ZZCn)

133 "Doesn't a "brilliant" student usually leave behind a paper trail that evidences said brilliance?

There'd be an impressive paper trail, except the printing presses needed to create it are busy right now printing money for QE3. The school papers and legal articles are next in the queue when that's done.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at September 20, 2012 01:28 PM (Jdtsu)

134 I really like the "redistribution"
totally-out-of-context and distorted lie. I like a good lie. Just keep
digging that shit out of your ass, ace, and smear it all over the public
sidewalks. Somebody will notice the stench.

Posted by: Andrew Breitbart at September 20, 2012 01:26 PM (9AdvE)

soooo. what was the context?

Now get your fucking shinebox.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 45% more DOOM! at September 20, 2012 01:28 PM (xAtAj)

135 This would have been really useful four years ago.

As it is -- people don't care. Seriously, they just don't. People who like Obama will dismiss or disregard it, and people who think he's a SCOAMF will continue to do so.

And the "honey boo boo" uninformed swing voters? TLR. Ten chapters? Boil it down to ten words you can put in a Tweet and you've got something.

We've got to concentrate on very simple, short, "sticky" phrases and images.

I seriously think we should follow the Liberals' lead and just start making shit up. "Obama's going to tax the Internet" is a good one. It's the sort of thing he probably wants to do anyway. As in the old joke, get the fucker to DENY it.

Anybody want to start a petition? "STOP OBAMA FROM TAXING THE INTERNET!!!" All it takes is a Web page. We can then all link to it. "OMG! This must be stopped! Sign this petition and pass it on!!"

That's the kind of shit they do, and it's the kind of shit we have to be doing. This election is too important to follow the rules and be nice. It's tire-slashing time.

Posted by: Trimegistus at September 20, 2012 01:28 PM (lrvnD)

136 "You didn't build that" -- totally out of context!! He, like, mentioned individual achievement at the end 'n such. Plus we all know every rich guy is a lazy obese GOPer who sits around smoking cigars

also, shit references cuz I'm real like that

Posted by: Pseudo Breitbart at September 20, 2012 01:28 PM (60GaT)

137 Tim Kaine - he was the governor of New Jersey, right? Never forget, Nuuuu Jerrrsey and youuuu, perrrfect together.
Jon

Posted by: tofer732 at September 20, 2012 01:29 PM (2zM0P)

138 I just finished reworking my Senate model, and went out to all the recent polling to get a sense of the races. Bottom line, a few races are getting harder for us, but the odds of taking the Senate are still 89% for a tie, and 76% for 51 seats. I'm now tracking 16 races in the model. Here is where things stand (screw you, Nate Silver).











Nebraska 100% - Mortal lock for GOP - Ben Nelson's seat
Indiana 75% - Mourdock leads slightly, but state is used to voting GOP and Lugar lost big. Dem voted for Obamacare
Nevada 70% - Heller leads all polls, Dem has scandal problems, but demographics trending Dem
Wisconsin 50% - This one is trending away from Thompson, likely 50/50 right now
Montana 75% - Unseating incumbent, but state has voted statewide for GOP candidate, he leads in polls
Massachusetts 60% - Close, Brown has lead in polls, but do they vote for the person or Senate control?
North Dakota 80% - Berg is well ahead outside the MOE
Virginia 50% - Kaine polling advantage is skewed by over samples, toss up
Florida 35% - Nelson clearly ahead but has favorability problems
Ohio 35% - Brown ahead in polls, but skewed, GOP has funding advantage
New Mexico 35% - Dem ahead in polls
Missouri 35% - It's Akin, but the polling looks like FL, OH, and NM
Michigan 20% - This one is slipping away
Maine 10% - The Ind will win this, but he could caucus with GOP
Hawaii 10% - Dem well ahead in most polls
Connecticut 50% - Dem +4 in most recent poll, but at 37%. Other polls give GOP slight edge

Posted by: Dave in Fla at September 20, 2012 01:29 PM (7aMzP)

139 He is a genius at playing white guilt chumps without even breaking a sweat.


Posted by: eleven at September 20, 2012 01:06 PM (KXm42)


Yeah, he's right up there with Al and Jessie.

I would say as well, almost every other black politician, but that would be racist, so I won't,.

Posted by: © Sponge at September 20, 2012 01:29 PM (UK9cE)

140 Some people think Romney can't walk and chew gum at the same time, or that their fellow citizens can't absorb more than one message at a time.

Yes, stories in the media that further the foundational message to swing voters that, yes you were misled about this man, Obama, do in fact help Romney later make the case for switching to him. How many times have Ace and others said that these voters will never respond to a message of you were stupid, dumbass? They need permission to let him go.

Stories that present credible evidence of the electorate being misled enable those voters to excuse their vote to being lied to, not being wrong. In this same way, the truth about Libya coming ut this week adds to that foundational narrative.

The ads being run in Milwaukee targeting the black community regarding the economic facts in their neighborhoods under Obama also advance that narrative of being sold a bill of goods. In that case, nobody expects blacks to vote FOR Romney, just to leave the line blank or not vote at all.

This is a multi-pronged attack. No one message will win the election. Gallup's RV 47-47 poll today and Rasmussen's 47-45 LV poll (also today) tell us that Romney is in a great position with 7 weeks to go.

Obama is a known quantity. The foundational narrative of being misled is taking hold. Seeing Romney looking credible and on an equal presidential footing in the debates will seal the deal. And the Romney warchest will drop the daisy cutter on the battlefield in the last month.

People just need a nudge to do what in their hearts they want to do, and the preference cascade rolls.

Be not afraid.

Posted by: trumpetdaddy at September 20, 2012 01:29 PM (dcoFe)

141
'I really like the "redistribution" totally-out-of-context and distorted lie. I like a good lie. Just keep digging that shit out of your ass, ace, and smear it all over the public sidewalks. Somebody will notice the stench.'


LOL, I love it! I love it! No matter what Obama says and what we hear, it's always taken out of context...amazing how that is...like how you can hear racist dog whistles FOR us...amazing


Posted by: Are you a fucking douche? at September 20, 2012 01:30 PM (F6KtL)

142 Posted by: Albert Einstein at September 20, 2012 01:23 PM (e8kgV)

Uh..... dude... you CAN push a string... you just take a can of liquid nitrogen and Freeze it first....

Posted by: Smart Ass in the Back of Class at September 20, 2012 01:30 PM (lZBBB)

143
I really like the "redistribution"
totally-out-of-context and distorted lie.
---

Obama has proven time and again by word and deed that he is a redistributionist. Where is there any example of any of his decisions or deeds that he is a free market guy?

Posted by: WalrusRex at September 20, 2012 01:30 PM (XUKZU)

144 "Constitutional scholar." A classical musician friend of mine says "you are what your publicist says you are."

Posted by: Cricket at September 20, 2012 01:31 PM (DrC22)

145 The Quote of the Decade:
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America 's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, "the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."
~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006

Posted by: BuckOfama at September 20, 2012 01:31 PM (QbjWk)

146 Tim Kaine - he was the governor of New Jersey, right?

Nah, Virginia. Tom Kean was NJ. And you have the line down perfect.

Posted by: CJ at September 20, 2012 01:31 PM (9KqcB)

147 "ah, mackerel really fought for us in 2008."

Which is why I will never forgive him. I'd just discovered blogs and was really impressed at how hard the bloggers were working to find McCain material to use against Scoamt. I remember how shocked I was to realize McCain *didn't want* it. He had no intention of actually campaigning against someone who was already *clearly* a Scoamt.

Posted by: Polliwogette, Teahada hobbit who wants some R&R at September 20, 2012 01:31 PM (chdbY)

148 u Goppers are redistributionist too...to teh corporationz and teh PATRIARCHY!!!!

also, white people.

Posted by: Pseudo Breitbart at September 20, 2012 01:32 PM (60GaT)

149 brb, I'm going out with my bud, Coward Robert Ford, for a tall, refreshing, frothy g glass of pee.

Posted by: Jon at September 20, 2012 01:32 PM (xm1A1)

150
20Lawrence Tribe said Obama was his most brilliant student.

Said just before the 2008 election. At the time Obama actually was a student, zip. So an election-induced change of heart.


If Tribe actually had thought that back in the day, he could've swung Obama a prestigious clerkship (a ringing endorsement like that from HLS would make doors fly open: Federal appellate court, maybe even the Supremes) or a top-drawer law firm.

Instead he ended up working traffic court in Chicago (I kid, but there's a reason why his billing records are more closely held than A-bomb secrets), his only known case being involved in shaking down Citibank to get loans for the brothers, where his major contribution was being sent out for danishes for the litigators.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 20, 2012 01:33 PM (U+DUu)

151 I want to thank Jon and that other guy for their support. They're exactly what I meant when I talked about our new glorious post-partisan age.

Posted by: President Obama in this thing breh at September 20, 2012 01:33 PM (60GaT)

152 Florida 35% - Nelson clearly ahead but has favorability problems

____________

Hmmm...the polling on this race is hinky.


Mack had some significant leads in polling and then it tightened-but IIRC I just saw a poll that went back to Mack +1%.

What the hell is happening in that race, for a long time Nelson could not get above 50% for an incumbent that's significant.

I think I would up the chance here to 40% maybe even 45%

Posted by: tasker at September 20, 2012 01:33 PM (r2PLg)

153 >>>totally-out-of-context and distorted lie

????

Dude? Dude?! The guys entire campaign is about raising taxes on the rich to avoid cutting entitlements. THAT'S HIS CAMPAIGN!

What exactly do you call taxing the well off to give to other persons via government entitlement. Oh that's right "compassion". Well in the real world you can't be compassionate with other peoples money. If you are compassionate, you give your own damn money, that you earned through hard work, away to help people you think deserve a hand. In the real world forcing people to give their money to someone else via government is "Redistribution of Wealth"

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Regular! With Full Stomping Power! at September 20, 2012 01:34 PM (0q2P7)

154 So Axeljarrett and their MFM flunkies are throwing everything at Romney, distracting from real issues, Bubba his own decrepit self made the masses forget who is preazy for twenty minutes, and the best Teh Won can do is...47%.

I picture Trandrea and colleagues on those cycle spin machines pedaling as fast as they can and getting nowhere fast while Axelrod and Jarrett liberally apply the lash.

Posted by: kallisto at September 20, 2012 01:34 PM (jm/9g)

155 @ 138 Dave - keep a look out on the New Jersey Senate race. Menendez has a lead, but has been polling in the low to mid 40's.Kyrillos is a solid candidate. If Romeny tightens things in NJ, we could see an upset in that contest.

Posted by: tofer732 at September 20, 2012 01:35 PM (2zM0P)

156 Gallup has it tied

I wouldn't normally say this, but time for the RNC to start running ads that mention the Gallup polling.

1. People need to know this is still a race. People want to vote for a winner and the MSM is screaming at them to go with Obama.

2. "Gallup" carries the most authority in the minds of average voters. More than any other poll.

Posted by: CJ at September 20, 2012 01:35 PM (9KqcB)

157
Around this time in 2008, we were pulling our hair out because of McCain's obstinacy.

It came to the point where Ace and the rest of us felt like Jerry MacGuire:

we were screaming to McCain HELP ME HELP YOU!



Posted by: soothsayer at September 20, 2012 01:35 PM (jUytm)

158 It's beyond our wildest dreams, but what if he loses in November, and way before inauguration day, with him still a lame duck, the whole fucking backstory, transcripts, all of it guts dumped out there.

Posted by: The littl shyning man at September 20, 2012 01:36 PM (f77uo)

159 @ 146 - thanks CJ - I hope you caught my Jon signature. Born and raised in NJ - moved to PA a few years ago.

Posted by: tofer732 at September 20, 2012 01:37 PM (2zM0P)

160 Agree with Trimegistus. People won't care. In a just world, Americans might give pause. It's part of a whole picture where this dipshit emerges as a lazy, unaccomplished toad. But I think back to all the huge red flags back in '08, all the damning words that spilled out of his mouth, all the very radical associations, the relentless voting present, the complete lack of experience. None of it mattered; nobody was alarmed. We here on the right who did our homework shrieked, shouted and pounded all these facts to those less aware. Shoulders were shrugged. It may sway some undecideds. I just don't see it. The lines are drawn on both sides, so this is just another affirmation of what we already know. Maybe I'm wrong and this will open some eyes.

Posted by: Lady in Black at September 20, 2012 01:37 PM (lTVJy)

161 I predict obama will beat romney by more than he spanked mccain. going to be fun.

Speaking of spanking, how hard do you think Reggie Love spanks good ol' Barack across his fanny during their love-making sessions?

Posted by: Jon at September 20, 2012 01:37 PM (LTbLf)

162 t's beyond our wildest dreams, but what if he loses in November, and way
before inauguration day, with him still a lame duck, the whole fucking
backstory, transcripts, all of it guts dumped out there.


Then... nothing. He'll be a nobody. In 50 years he'll be "Oh, yeah... that guy... who was president between George W Bush and Mitt Romney... What'd he do again?"

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at September 20, 2012 01:38 PM (8y9MW)

163
To refer to a senior or guest lecturer as a professor is highly (and intentionally) misleading. The term "professor" suggests achieving tenure, and a lifetime of scholarly devotion. It's safe to say that Obama did not achieve this, but those resume' bullets are conjured in the mind of anyone who hears the words "Constitutional law professor."

Posted by: Brisco_County at September 20, 2012 01:24 PM (dKiGf)
Yep. It's like having aKentucky colonel as SecDef.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 20, 2012 01:38 PM (U+DUu)

164 @158 I actually wouldn't bet against that. The dream must always be kept alive and I wouldn't put it past the MSM/Dem complex to drop Obama in the deepest, darkest of waters to cleanse the liberal palate for 2016.

That way they can excuse the loss to him, personally, and not to the policies he (and they) eagerly foisted upon the country.

Posted by: trumpetdaddy at September 20, 2012 01:38 PM (dcoFe)

165 The Bigs would have let this come out a bit at a time. Huge tactical error io

Posted by: Where're my ping pong balls at September 20, 2012 01:38 PM (YxaXw)

166 Tasker - I'm kind of taking a pessimist view at the moment in all the races. I could talk myself into higher numbers in a lot of races, but wanted to get sort of an Eeyore/bad GOP week view.

What has me uncertain in FL is Nelson leading by 7 in a Rasmussen poll. But you are right, only one poll puts Nelson above 50% (NBC - 51), and the theory is this race is a referendum on Nelson.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at September 20, 2012 01:39 PM (7aMzP)

167
We, as a nation, seem to have lost the idea that public servants are supposed to be held to a much higher standard than the average citizen.

We need to relearn that fast.

Posted by: Invictus at September 20, 2012 01:40 PM (OQpzc)

168 Posted by: tofer732 at September 20, 2012 01:37 PM (2zM0P)

Ah...I'm a little behind on the Jon stuff.

Welcome to PA. I'm Philly raised and living in Central PA. Spend half my life in Jersey, at the shore. Half the family is in NJ.

Posted by: CJ at September 20, 2012 01:40 PM (9KqcB)

169 Yep. It's like having aKentucky colonel as SecDef.

No. At least the colonel knows how to make things fry. A much needed qualification for SecDef.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at September 20, 2012 01:40 PM (8y9MW)

170 Ok look so lots of students give bad grades to great prof because he is hard on them. It is just jealausy

Posted by: JennyLovesBrandon at September 20, 2012 01:41 PM (JWlbm)

171 Tofer - I'll keep an eye on it. It's a pain in the ass to include additional states in the model, so if that one starts dipping into the D+7 range (like NM, FL, MO), I'll start covering it. Alternatively, I might drop HI out and replace it with NJ.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at September 20, 2012 01:43 PM (7aMzP)

172 @ 170. No, not so much. Students usually grade down teachers who waste their time. Or who act the arrogant ass in class. Or who can't show up on time. Or who don't teach anything useful to their degree or future careers.

Oh, wait, those are all pretty much the same thing.

Posted by: trumpetdaddy at September 20, 2012 01:43 PM (dcoFe)

173 I have not read it yet, but i put a shortcut to it on my desk. Once am sure my stomach is empty and all fragile items are safely secured, i will read it.

Even reading the crap about this fucking guy makes me mad and nauseated. This train wreck of incompetence just keeps getting worse.

I agree they should have rolled this out in phases, even 3 parts if not one chapter each day.

However, before i read it, I will say with 147% certainty that Barrack Cocksucking Motherfucker Obama is a Stuttering Clusterfuck of a Miserable Failure.

I look forward to the article enlightening me and changing my mind...maybe he really isn't a jug-eared fuck......but my friend Mr Teleprompter has a different opinion:

http://tinyurl.com/d5nmdaf





Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at September 20, 2012 01:43 PM (ovpNn)

174 I grew up at the Jersey Shore - don't ask me why I am moving away from the ocean!

Posted by: tofer732 at September 20, 2012 01:44 PM (2zM0P)

175 170 Ok look so lots of students give bad grades to great prof because he is hard on them. It is just jealausy

Posted by: JennyLovesBrandon at September 20, 2012 01:41 PM (JWlbm)

As someone who teaches at the university level and gives out a small percentage of A's in the courses that I teach (5%), I can state that this general claim is false. If you are FAIR and CLEAR with your grading criteria, the vast majority of students will respect you and accept their grades without any qualms.

Posted by: Jon at September 20, 2012 01:45 PM (LTbLf)

176 Dave - thanks, I have not looked at the internals of the NJ polling, but Menendez has some skeletons in his closet, and if he is only polling in the low to mid 40's, there may be an opening.

Posted by: tofer732 at September 20, 2012 01:46 PM (2zM0P)

177 Osama Obama is a lying, incompetent, America-hating, race-obsessed
traitor, who has gotten a free ride through life from his skin color,
and expects the free ride to continue.


Everybody was worried about getting a bad doctor from Affirmative Action. Somedays irony burns like hell.

Posted by: DaveA at September 20, 2012 01:48 PM (nKOL2)

178 Posted by: tofer732 at September 20, 2012 01:44 PM (2zM0P)

You're probably moving west for the same reason I did - work?

Posted by: CJ at September 20, 2012 01:53 PM (9KqcB)

179 Late to the thread, so probably people won't see this. I will try an post it in another appropriate thread.

There is one fact in that Examiner article that is very damaging, and wasn't known before.

In all of his life, Barack Obama never once lived in a black community. Even when he was a community organizer, he refused to live in the black community and instead rented an apartment 90 minutes away.

Why did he stay away from the black neighborhoods (except for campaigning)? This is a good question, because I think he hates the black community as much as he hates the rest of us, and sees them only as easily hoodwinked suckers that he can manipulate for votes.

Posted by: Miss Marple at September 20, 2012 01:53 PM (GoIUi)

180 I bet Jon's last name is "Huntsman".

Posted by: tsj017 at September 20, 2012 01:55 PM (4YUWF)

181 Tim Kaine is a republican I swear!


Posted by: Jon at September 20, 2012 01:21 PM (/YJYi)


That fuckhead didn't really say that, did he? That might be dumber than erg not knowing how to subtract. Did he also say Timmay has "great looking hair"?

Posted by: Captain Hate (more dagny and less curious) at September 20, 2012 02:00 PM (UnWrW)

182 I can understand a sitting politician not writing legal articles because anything more detailed than an op ed can come back to bite you. Not to participate in the informal discussions is entirely different. It's been said that Obama has a hands off management style but this information suggests it more than that. He's either devoid of curiosity and entirely disengaged from what's going on around him unless they are affirmations of what he already believes.

Posted by: NC Mountain Girl at September 20, 2012 02:01 PM (9ls/r)

183 Time for my favorite Professor Obama Snapshot:

2:15-3:45 p.m.
IV. Intellectuals in Times of Crisis
Experiences and applications of intellectual work in urgent situations.
William Ayers, UIC, College of Education; author of Fugitive Days
Douglass Cassel, Northwestern University, Center for International Human Rights
Cathy Cohen, University of Chicago, Political Science
Salim Muwakkil, Chicago Tribune; In These Times
Barack Obama, Illinois State Senator
Barbara Ransby, UIC, African-American Studies (moderator


http://tinyurl.com/5rte55

Posted by: 66chevelle at September 20, 2012 02:09 PM (QjSgY)

184 Posted by: Miss Marple at September 20, 2012 01:53 PM (GoIUi)


How dare you suggest such a thing!

Posted by: NAACP Convention at September 20, 2012 02:12 PM (QjSgY)

185 Simpler summation: Osama Obama is a lying,
incompetent, America-hating, race-obsessed traitor, who has gotten a
free ride through life from his skin color, and expects the free ride to
continue.

There's really nothing else to say.


Posted by: MrScribbler at September 20, 2012 01:07 PM (ZgX/g)


That's very good but I'd add: delusions of greatness and arrogant commie prick

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 20, 2012 02:13 PM (1Jaio)

186 I'm still amazed that nobody is vetting the Obama claim about his first job out of college ...
Obama didn't reject Wall Street, Wall Street rejected him ...

Posted by: JeffC at September 20, 2012 02:13 PM (A3tpD)

187 I was absolutely floored by that F'n guy saying on Letterman that the President is supposed to represent all the people. This from a Chicago pol who panders to the supports and rountinely turns their backs on the opposition. Just another example of how this F'n guy says one thing and does the exact 180 opposite.

Posted by: HeftyJo at September 20, 2012 02:15 PM (1oE9r)

188 Strange. It took the same time as his current term for students to realize what a SCOAMF he was as a professor.

Posted by: Py at September 20, 2012 02:19 PM (g0ylv)

189
I'm still amazed that nobody is vetting the Obama claim about his first job out of college ...

Obama didn't reject Wall Street, Wall Street rejected him ...

Posted by: JeffC at September 20, 2012 02:13 PM (A3tpD)



Which shows that Wall Street is RACIST! for not hiring a genius like Barry who could teach them a thing or two about profit and earnings ratios

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 20, 2012 02:28 PM (1Jaio)

190 Three areas of the law that do involve the Constitution. It should also be noted all three are areas where leftwingers try to make the most impact on America.

Three areas where the left tries to fundamentally deform America and turn the Constitution inside-out. Three areas where leftists intentionally pervert the Constitution just like mo perverted the Old and New Testaments and three areas where leftists call the original and sensible interpretations of the Constitution "lies" (just as mo called Jews and Christians "liars") to explain the difference between the actual meanings and the twisted, perverted, anti-American leftist versions.

Barky doesn't know jack-shit about the Constitution. Frankly, he's too stupid to understand much of anything. But he's indoctrinated and steeped in leftist rote arguments - the Dog-Eater can repeat these arguments by heart ... as he learnd them phonetically - and he knows that they are anti-American so that's the way he goes.

Brky was a "Constitutional scholar" and "taught Constitutional law" like a pickpocket is a lecturer on the Constitutional issue of "takings". Only Barky is a failed pickpocket who always gets caught. Lucky for him the corrupt cops are on his side and always "lose the paperwork" or manage to convince the pwople pickpocketed that they weren't or that it was some nice old white lady who stole from them instead of the upstanding black kid with their stuff in his hands.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 20, 2012 02:30 PM (X3lox)

191 Solid F-

Posted by: Joe Mama at September 20, 2012 02:36 PM (4vR2P)

192 I suck cocks by choice.

ho ho ha ha hee hee ho ho

Posted by: Average Jon at September 20, 2012 02:41 PM (aHR5E)

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

Posted by: steevy at September 20, 2012 02:50 PM (6o4Fb)

194 118 #2: Conning 52% of Americans into voting for him for President despite a
lack of any significant accomplishment in his life, coasting through
his teaching job, manhandling the election process, coasting through the
Illinois State Senate, doing nothing in the US Senate, serving as arm
candy at a law firm, and getting by through life doing the minimum, to
wind up rising to where he is today? Gotta admit, that kinda IS f'ing
brilliant.

*
*
It would only work in a seriously deranged society. You know, one that worships political correctness and Affirmative Action. Of course he, or his handlers and directors, knew that.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 20, 2012 02:53 PM (exvgC)

195 I pegged him as a phony the first time I heard him speak. Phony people usually fit in with other phonies. They feed on each other. That's why the MSM gushes over him, that's why Chrissy Mathews wets himself when he talks of him.

Posted by: Buffalobob at September 20, 2012 03:36 PM (x+7qA)

196 RACIST HATE!

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein from Brattleboro, VT at September 20, 2012 03:41 PM (jCQ+I)

197 Be not afraid.


Posted by: trumpetdaddy at September 20, 2012 01:29 PM (dcoFe)

Let not my heart be troubled?

Posted by: Weirddave at September 20, 2012 03:48 PM (aH+zP)

198 "Equal Protection and Substantive Due Process." was also called Con Law III at U of C when I was there (while he taught there) at the turn of the century. I took Con Law I and IV but refused to take that one b/c it was at 8:30 in the morning (hey, I was younger at the time) and Equal Protection's pretty much a history class - nothing's changed much in the past decades IMO. I called it "that 14th Amendment class."

So, yeah, he was a Con Law lecturer.

He seemed smarmy to me back then when he was a nobody state senator for Hyde Park. Never changed my opinion of him.

Posted by: Bors11 at September 20, 2012 06:27 PM (fU09o)

199 What a waste of space, Ace! Try better next time.

Posted by: greencarman at September 21, 2012 07:15 PM (Ocy8p)

200 [strike]strike[/strike]

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202 strike

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