…then it is hard to imagine who still believes the myth of Barack Obama. Next week’s New Yorker cover:(Snip for graphic)So I guess it’s unanimous. Clint Eastwood was right. But here is what I don’t understand: why isn’t everyone embarrassed to be a liberal? Or, put another way, a Democrat? How is it that some people can witness the latest liberal fiasco–Romney sneaked a crib sheet into the debate! That’s the only way he could remember all those facts! No one could actually know all that stuff!–and say, hey, I don’t mind associating with those people!
Comments: The New Yorker cover is creating a brushfire in bloggerville. There's a lot of discussion.
I never missed an issue of "The New Yorker", (and former editor Bill Shawn insisted it be addressed that way), from 1952-87. (I "read" my parents' copy before I could actually read) When they became overtly political I sadly gave up on them.
I'm willing to bet they think the cover is a slam on Romney, by portraying him as imitating Eastwood while their poster boy Obama remains somewhere above the fray.
President Romney combined his law school education with his MBA, and added in his real world experience, (which we used to expect from our presidential candidates) and smoked barack. I have to wonder if barack even went to class in law school. And I have to wonder if barack was chewing khat.
FTA:" But here is what I don’t understand: why isn’t everyone embarrassed to be a liberal? Or, put another way, a Democrat?" IMHO, two reasons; one, they want to be thought of as reasonable, thoughtful, and caring. Two, if they were to finally admit it would be devastating to realize that one was so wrong for so long.
This is The New Yorker's clever way of warning Obama that he has to do a better job in the next two debates or he is finished. Remember, too, that those who write for and edit The New Yorker are some of the smartest wordsmiths on the planet. They knew an empty chair when they saw one.
The next debate is supposed to be about Foreign Policy. Jug Ears will point out that he killed Osama bin Biden and he won the Nobel Peace Prize. Every 4 years we are told that this is the most important election in American history and usually it's just hype. But if we lose this one I lose my health care in 2014. So it's plenty important to me. Along with I haven't had a pay raise in 4 years and my house is worth less each year. Speaking of debates I'm expecting Plugs to do much better than expected which will validate Clint Eastwood's observation that Ole Joe is the intellectual leader of the demoncraps.
I'm going to buy the magazine today. From now until election day, when the weather is good, we'll put the cover in a plastic sleeve and place it on an empty camping chair in front of our lawn. I suggest LDotters around the country do the same!
Like any actor zero needs someone to write his lines and is lost without a script. He also is completely dependent on the "star marker" dept - the guys who really ran the "brilliant" campaign in 2008, the publicists, the agents, the trainers, the accountants, business managers, and on and on.
With his actual work record as evidence how could anyone have expected that this man had somehow accumulated any meaningful leadership experience in life before the White House or would bother to apply himself while in the WH?
NOW is the time to stop calling all these big oppressive government promoters, the good name of liberal. They are NOT liberal. They are authoritarian, indivdual oppressing power mad traitors to the truth. If every good soul simply stops and rethinks this could change in a few days. Get over your fear to call them what they ARE. They ARE socialists, statists, collectivists reds, commies, anti Constitutioalists, not radicals but reactionaries, fellow travelers Marxists, dictator crazed, believers in ever larger cureaucracies, more taxes, more jails more bureaucratic controls, everything needs to be controlled BY THE STATE. They want to close down the internet because they can't control it. Overcome your own personal fears, and try it out in front of the mirror. Try calling them the names above, pretend like you're Ayn Rand. She called them only what they are. She came from Communist Russia, escaped, really under stood how terrifying dictator like governments are to the destruction of the individual and their natural rights. Shape up.
Looks like all the lefties are leaving Obama. Who knew Obama would be thrown under his own bus.
The lefties knew all those skewed polls were lies, and Obama's poor performance only confirmed what alot of people already knew. Obama lies all the time, and nobody likes a liar. The left know Obama is going to lose, and do not want to be dragged down with him.
The left will sacrifice Obama and abandon him before they will ever admit their style of government is wrong.
Please, if Obama has even a nominally good performance in the next debate, the headlines will scream OBAMA'S BACK!! The media is definitely rooting for him like they root for every democrat. No matter. Romney is the best choice for the country. Obama has got to go.
Good point, 31st poster, though I suppose we have to go with the common parlance, unfortunately.
As for Bams - my theory is that Clint's stunning performance put a sort of spell on him and that Romney continued this nailing of him to the wall that Clint began, to the point that he could hardly move or speak. A sort of literal metaphor.
Good reminder, #33; lefties do not really give up... they re-organize.
Great ideas, #s 26 and 31. Especially like the empty chair on the lawn. Just make sure it's a chair you can do without. I fully expect the spoiled-sports to steal and or destroy. Maybe bring it in at night.
Ramirez's cartoon is even more devastating.
I expect the going to get much, much rougher, the lies to fly fast and wildly.
I hope Mitt mentions in the foreign policy debate how many military people we've lost since obit ramped things up in Afghanistan. It seems that's the only way the news will get out there. obit can brag that he got Osama, and it's still not a fact that "he" got him, but will he take responsibility for the service members who've lost their lives. He doesn't even acknowledge the loss or the sacrifice unless it helps him. And, Mitt should throw in how he, Mitt, not obama, is fighting for military absentee voting extensions in several states.
Glad to know I wasn't the only one who noticed the "Lincolnesque" nature of the caricature. As #1 noted, it was almost certainly unintentional, but those are the kinds of things that often have a strong, if subtle, impact. As for the rest of it, I'm willing to take the entire matter at face--or in this case, cover--value: The New Yorker mocked Obama. It means he's lost them...for now.
The last time The New Yorker criticized Obama with a cover (showing him and Michelle as Muslims, as I recall), it promptly apologized with a cover equating him with Lincoln, and maybe godhood. Stay tuned.
All the "know it all" pundits are gleefully reporting the Town Hall meeting format favors Obama. Since when? They're always overrating this guy. We saw the real slouch vote present on Wednesday night. Sure, we know they want a horse race, but Romney is not just any horse, He's become Secretariat running in the Belmont stakes. Go Big Red.
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Not the only interesting result here — Gallup’s also picking up the trend of millennials abandoning The One — but after so much post-election heavy breathing about his advantage with Latinos and how the GOP can win them back, it’s obviously the showstopper. (Snip for graphic)The glass-half-full read: This is proof positive that Democrats do not, in fact, own the Latino vote. They can blow it, and to some extent may already have. But then, we already knew that from previous Gallup polls. Back in August, they noted that O’s job approval among Latinos was conspicuously volatile, soaring to 80
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