The last days of the 2012 presidential election are a study in contrasts. Barack Obama has chosen to end his final campaign with an appeal both sour and small — Big Bird, binders and Romnesia. It is little wonder that Mitt Romney’s personal favorability rating now exceeds the president’s. Obama’s closing message is remarkable for its aggression, mocking tone and sheer triviality. The Romney campaign is ending larger than it has been. Romney has used his final weeks to position himself — his critics would say reposition himself — as a moderate conservative, dedicated to bipartisan progress. Obama attacks Romney
The WP no less. R/R represents everything that is good about America. 8 years of Romney and another 8 of Ryan and we will be on the right track. With exploding libtard heads all around to entertain us.
The Obama Campaign has devolved into a juvenile tirade against his competition and the world's greatest community organizer and campaigner is not getting any more magic words from his teleprompters other than a combination of words similar to bovine and scat.
Perhaps he is seeking the vote of the vocabulary challenged now since he apparently has been has been seeking practically every other demographic.
Primates in the zoo fling poo, could our president begin seeking the vote of the country's proctologists next?
#9, too true. There has been a leak that Obama asked the British for help with the use of military bases in connection with Iran's nuclear ambitions and was turned down. Who knows how many other pre-election surprises lie hidden?
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mary Ellen, 10/26/2012 7:44:38 AM (No. 8963261)
#10 - I have also been watching Morning Joe and cannot believe what I hear them saying. With the poll data right in front of them they talk as if Obama is fifty points ahead of Romney in everything. So pathetic and deranged.
The MSM begins to set the stage for excusing Obama's loss: It was not Liberalism. It was this guy's poor presentation of it.
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Fiesta del sol, 10/26/2012 7:54:12 AM (No. 8963275)
Agree with other Morning Joe watchers on here, what are they smoking?
It's all 'Obama's in the lead', 'Romney has no chance', now Ed Morrissey is on, and Mika is being downright nasty and rude. She read one of Ed's articles, and sneered, 'wow, I don't even know where to begin'. And this is a woman who fawns over Axelrod and Ezra Klein.
Mitt learned how to become a good candidate. He's impressed me this year. I will always remember one little line from the first debate, I think it was. Just this:
'People are really HURTING out there.' It was the way he said it. He truly sounded deeply worried and concerned. It was very very believable. I'd argue that he has shown more compassion for the suffering in this cycle than the Chicago Gangster has.
FTA: ''Obama’s closing message is remarkable for its aggression, mocking tone and sheer triviality.''
Obama War Room: Tricks and Shticks
OBAMA: Gerson's a tool. Jay, get the IRS on his case. Gloria? ALLRED: Nothing, sir. Questions in a twenty-year old divorce case about stock valuations. OBAMA: Can't anybody here play this game? ALLRED: I have an op-ed in the Times tomorrow on the War on Women and Romney’s raging libido, sir. Five sons! What he put his poor wife through, popping out all those babies. OBAMA: Piddling stuff. I want to destroy Romney, not embarrass him. DAVID AXELROD: I’ve had a dozen PIs following Romney around, sitting in toilet stalls and waiting for him to come into the bathroom and take the next cubicle. In two instances, he did. My guys slid a foot over and tapped suggestively, but Romney didn’t take the bait. JAY CARNEY: On your say so, sir, Media Matters will release a photoshopped picture of Romney going into a motel room with Helen Thomas. OBAMA: Make it so. What else we got? CARNEY: We’ve arranged for NBC to tape moving interactions between you and actors on rope lines, sir. For example, you'll meet Florita the Home Health Care Aide, Ehud the Jewish OB/GYN, Abdul the Rug Merchant, Alejandro the Garbageman, and others. Since they’re plants, Brian Williams will show no interest in their backgrounds. OBAMA: That it? DAVID PLOUFFE: SEIU thugs wearing Tea Party tees will attack your supporters at the rally in Columbus tomorrow, sir. You'll tell your Secret Service detail to stand down, then wade into the melee and beat back the ruffians by yourself with an American flag wrapped around your shoulders like Superman’s cape. OBAMA: Up Up and away!
“For it is dangerous to attach one's self to the crowd in front, and so long as each one of us is more willing to trust another than to judge for himself, we never show any judgement in the matter of living, but always a blind trust, and a mistake that has been passed on from hand to hand finally involves us and works our destruction. It is the example of other people that is our undoing; let us merely separate ourselves from the crowd, and we shall be made whole. But as it is, the populace,, defending its own iniquity, pits itself against reason. And so we see the same thing happening that happens at the elections, where, when the fickle breeze of popular favour has shifted, the very same persons who chose the praetors wonder that those praetors were chosen.” ― Seneca
DAVID AXELROD: I’ve had a dozen PIs following Romney around, sitting in toilet stalls and waiting for him to come into the bathroom and take the next cubicle. In two instances, he did. My guys slid a foot over and tapped suggestively, but Romney didn’t take the bait.
Good vs. evil. I choose good and I believe the majority of Americans will also. I am so weary of situational ethics. It is time a man of character and love for this country is sitting in the oval office. It will also be refreshing to see a pleasant face on the First Lady. President and Mrs. Romney will restore the respect and dignity this country has been lacking these past four years.
0bama cannot belittle himself even if he tries. He has always been a small man able to exploit extraordinary circumstances. His ascent to power is more a comment on our times and our culture than it is on his abilities.
#21- Romney should simply indulge his natural impulses when the Obama agent slides his foot under the bathroom stall divider: Just stomp on the guy's foot as hard as he can and put him on crutches for a week. What could the Obamite do, accuse him of an anti-gay hate crime?
Prediction: You will hear a great deal of bitterness in O's post presidency. He will be rousing up as many as he can as he journeys about giving speeches.
There will be books galore about the failures of his administration, lots of gossipy stuff. Woodward will write another tome, this one about Bengahzigate.
After a few weeks on the Hawaiian beach and a few pictures in glossy magazines of the splendor which is their life style, Moochele will suddenly realize she is out of the loop and will yearn to get back to Chicago.
Michael Gerson is a pathetic inside the betlway faux conservative. I stopped reading when he proves he is too shallow to understand the depth of Ayn Rand - calling it an "embarrassing flirtation" of Ryan's.
What an idiot Gerson is. Like Ryan, I take Rand for her prophetic genius even if she, as an atheist, has no clue where her gifting came from.
He ran on personality and a good speech writer. He thought he could do that again. But keeping up the pretense of like ability is too hard, and his speech writer is overworked ans exhausted. His silver tongue is not working. He thought all presidents did was talk and fly around on Air Force One.
It hit me yesterday. IF the lightbringer had just done his job. Instead of doing anything to avoid doing his job, he might be in a better place. He has spent so much energy working on the wrong things. Style over substance. It reminds me of George on Seinfeld, working so hard not to work. Lie after lie when just doing what you should would get you further. Oh well it will soon be over.
As for cheating, probably, unfortunately they don't know how much they have to cheat by. The polls have misled them, and many people are not sharing how they will vote. I feared that John Corzine would cheat in the NJ gov race, knowing what I know about the DNC in that state, and he lost by 5% which was simply amazing. My hubs was on edge all that election night because he knew there were bought votes on Corzine's side. But the margin was too big and unknown. IF it ain't close they can't cheat. Lets make it so!!!
The WP has range of OP/ED writers - that includes Gerson, George Will, and Jennifer Rubin. They also have Leftoids who will lower your IQ merely by reading them. However, over all, the paper leans left - not as left as the NYT though. Those guys make no attempt at balance.
Let Obama go back to his participation in the "Low Down" club of his earlier tutor the Rev.Wright at his Chicago Church and resume to practice his sexual preferences. Michelle will grab whataver she can carry out of the WH without being noticed and it would not be surprise if she files for divorce now that the party is over. The arranger of her marriage - the Rev.Wright and Rev. Jackson should help her out of this marriage if they can find a truly heterosexual male who is willing to put up with her. Good Luck on that one!
When we look at B.Hussein we see a man who is cold, calculating and mean. How could a President go to bed when his man, Ambassador to Libya, is being murdered? How could a President leave D.C. for Vegas the morning after his Ambassador was murdered? How could he blame and put an American citizen in jail for a Youtube video? Answer: a cold, heartless man who only loves himself.
As for Morning Joe and all the rest like them, if they persist in deluding themselves, the shock will be all the more difficult for them. Too bad.
The Benghazi story continues, and every day there's new shocking info. The msm trying to ignore, but it's getting out. It's truly a disgusting story of indifference and incompetence. They are embarassing themselves over and over, now today with Panetta's pathetic excuses.
Obama has Jumped the shark; screwed the pooch; soiled his drawers; kissed his sister; take your pick. Obama has done it all and poster #62 approves of all of it. IMHO, 62 got kicked out of DU for attitude.
Obama is reduced to making incendiary statements and ads to try and scare up even the faintest trace of enthusiasm in his liberal base, while Romney is working to expand the electoral map. That tells me all I need to know, right there.
Sagman does another great dialog! I love the Helen Thomas reference...eeeeeewwww!!!!
#21, bad bad bad!!!
The radical lefties had their opportunity to show the world just how wonderful their ideology is. They had a supermajority in Congress, a very good chunk of the SCOTUS and they had the Executive Branch. They also had a zillion czars who were not accountable to anyone (except maybe the President), they owned the meda, and the President himself enacted quite a few executive orders and bypassed Congress whenever he felt like it. STILL, they failed. They did nothing to prove their side worthy of any merit at all (though we knew that all along because we KNOW that leftism doesn't work and only helps enrich and empower a small elite few at the top at the expense of everyone else.)
#64, I’d be the FIRST to jump on anyone who wrongly attacks blacks, gays or anyone else. And I do when a few people lose perspective once in a while because their anger at what is happening to our country gets the best of them. But it’s not out of any real hatred. I know these people and they’re very good and caring folks. The truth is that in 2008, according to all the media, 92% of blacks DID vote for Obama and we know that most of them did do so because he was black--That is a fact. Now I don't think that people will do that again this year. I know too many people (of color) who think this president is a liar and has hurt them economically as well as hurt this country. The leftists are the real racists and liars and always have been. It is history that can be verified--look it up. If someone is constantly (and wrongly) called "racist" by leftist liars over and over again it is understandable if they sometimes lash out. How would you like it if every time you opened your mouth, someone called you some reprehensible name? Yes, you might want to go back to DU or DK, if you are not comfortable here. Obviously, you bought the lies about Romney--especially that comment about 47% that’s taken out of context and continually misquoted. You 're also wrong about McConnell--The Dems had a supermajority and no amount of filibustering would have stopped them. Anyway, it is clear that you lack patience and open-mindedness and just repeat the same leftist rhetoric. We have truth on our side...unlike the left, we don't need to stoop to lies.
By this time next year Obama will be a member of the Super One Percent, financially speaking that is. He`ll be making as many speeches a month as possible at $250000 a pop. I wonder if he`1l be redistributing his newly gotten gains to those less fortunate or hide most of it offshore like the Clinton`s? After all, how much money does he really need? When is enough enough?
My word, a armed troll, how scarey!! One word for trolls that slobber over the moron in the white house - four dead Americans that the coward would not save and did not want to save. He and the greasy haired clinton hag should be out of their jobs.
#78 your rants are difficult to respond to as they are overly lengthy, emotion-ridden, full of references to the usual hate-group stuff, and what few debatable facts the posts contain are like pennies scattered in a manure pile.
Few of us care to comb though your manure pile. This supposedly is a salon, not a saloon - but you are drunk on your words and your passions.
Jim Messina likes to talk about punching people. In August 2009, while serving as Deputy Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama at the White House, he told Democrats to "punch back twice as hard" if they were "hit" by protests against Obamacare at town hall meetings. That month there was a wave of violent scuffles at town hall meetings, most of it by left-wing thugs, who also tried to shut down questions from the public. Now Messina is being celebrated for the thuggish daring of a statement he made to reporter Dan Balz
Organizers of a rally planned for Washington, D.C. on Saturday in support of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi deny being part of the Muslim Brotherhood, or being Brotherhood supporters. The rally, they said during a news conference Friday, is about justice in Egypt. A long record, in many cases tested in court, says otherwise. The recently-formed Egyptian Americans for Democracy and Human Rights (EADHR) news conference featured Abdul Mawgoud Dardery, a spokesman for the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood´s Freedom and Justice Party.
What does is say about a religion when, if two innocent teenage girls walking down the street are doused with acid by men on motorbikes, everyone assumes the attackers must be Muslims? We let a great many outrages go unremarked, but this one really should be noted. The victims are two British girls, Kirstie Trup and Katie Gee, both 18, who were spending their “gap year” between high school and university volunteering at an orphanage in Zanzibar. Zanzibar is a mostly Muslim place, so they had been warned about the need to fit in:
Stavanger, Norway — The National Review cruise pulled in on Tuesday to this coastal city, which clearly is the center of the country’s fabulously successful oil industry. Outside of Texas, it’s unlikely you would find a Petroleum Museum in the United States like the one that occupies a prominent place on Stavanger’s waterfront. We depend on the oil industry for our daily needs, but then either disparage it or ignore it. Not so Norway. The museum in Stavanger, which opened in 1997, makes obligatory nods toward climate change and alternative fuels. But among the pictures
SANAA, Yemen — The U.S. has sharply escalated its drone war in Yemen, with military officials in the Arab country reporting 34 suspected al-Qaida militants killed in less than two weeks, including three strikes on Thursday alone in which a dozen died. The action against al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, as the Yemen branch is known, comes amid a global terror alert issued by Washington. One Mideast official says the uptick is due to its leaders leaving themselves more vulnerable by moving from their normal hideouts toward areas where they could carry out attacks. The U.S. and Britain evacuated
Security inside Iraq is unraveling at an alarming pace, and al Qaeda terrorists there aren’t just pulling the thread; they’re setting it on fire. More than 1,000 Iraqis were killed in bombings and shootings last month, making July the deadliest month since violence between Sunni and Shiite Muslims peaked from 2006 to 2008, the United Nations says. On Thursday, gunmen stormed a policeman’s home in Tikrit and killed him, his wife and their three children. When neighbors later approached the house, a nearby car bomb exploded and killed eight people — a noted al Qaeda tactic,
Starbucks seems an unlikely dueling ground in the national debate over guns, but the ubiquitous coffee chain Friday will once again find itself squarely in the cross hairs in the battle between gun control and gun rights advocates. More than 2,000 gun rights activists plan to visit their local Starbucks with their sidearms for a national “Starbucks Appreciation Day.” The Seattle-based chain takes no formal position on guns but has a corporate policy of following applicable state gun laws — including “open carry”
It’s time to take off the kid gloves and start going toe-to-toe with Russian President Vladimir Putin, said former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, during an appearance on Fox News. After all, Mr. Putin doesn’t mind causing America angst, Mr. Bolton said. Witness the recent granting of asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden. “I think in order to focus Putin’s thinking, we need to do things that cause him pain as well,” Mr. Bolton said, to Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren. “And while I know that not having a chance to have a bilateral meeting with his buddy Barack Obama
New York ethics regulators have opened a new investigation into the State Assembly after learning that Assembly Democrats withheld documents that were subpoenaed as part of a recent sexual harassment inquiry, according to people with knowledge of the investigation. The new inquiry began after The New York Times revealed last month that a top Assembly lawyer had kept quiet allegations of sexual harassment made against Assemblyman Micah Z. Kellner, a Manhattan Democrat and current City Council candidate, in 2009. The lawyer, Bill Collins, was dismissed amid the revelations. The records related to the Kellner allegations were not turned over
NEW YORK — Cosmo Allegretti, who created and voiced puppet characters like Grandfather Clock and Dancing Bear on the children´s television show "Captain Kangaroo," has died. He was 86. Allegretti, who had homes in Hampton Bays, N.Y., and New River, Ariz., died of emphysema on July 26 in Arizona, his attorney and friend John Munzel said Wednesday. Allegretti had been a puppeteer but was working as a set painter in the early days of "Captain Kangaroo." He volunteered to make a replacement when the show was dissatisfied with a puppet created by a professional. He gave life
When it comes to late-night comedy shows, President Obama is a prolific guest, but taxpayers might not be laughing along with him. Mr. Obama’s televised chat Tuesday on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno in Los Angeles was his 10th appearance on a TV talk show while in office, outpacing all presidents and hosts since the days of John F. Kennedy and Jack Paar in the early 1960s. The goal of these appearances is partly to boost the president’s image and partly to promote his agenda, and taxpayers foot the bill for Mr. Obama’s high-cost travel on Air Force One.
The recent security threat emanating from Yemen has complicated President Obama’s latest push to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, reviving doubts among conservative lawmakers about whether it is safe to return Yemeni detainees to their turbulent home country. More than half of the 166 prisoners being held in Guantanamo are from Yemen, and the transfer of many of them is essential to Obama’s long-promised goal of closing the detention center. But the recent threat involving al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, as the terrorist group’s Yemen-based branch is known, underlines the national security and political obstacles ahead.
While media mogul Oprah Winfrey has been promoting her new film, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” she revealed she was a recent victim of profiling while shopping in a store in Zurich.(Snip)“I was in Zurich the other day at a store, whose name I will not mention,” Winfrey said on “Entertainment Tonight,” “and I didn’t have my eyelashes on, but I was in full Oprah Winfrey gear…but obviously, ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ is not shown in Zurich. So this doesn’t happen to me unless somebody obviously doesn’t know that it’s me.” Winfrey went on to explain that she was in Zurich for Tina Turner’s wedding,
Nobody tells Oprah she can´t afford a handbag. Oprah Winfrey is one of the richest entertainers in the world, thanks to her willdly successful 25-season run on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and her latest media foray with the newly revitalized Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). The entertainer earned an estimated $77 million from June 2012 to June 2013 alone, according to Forbes, but she says she still experiences racism because she is African American. Take this latest incident in Switzerland, where "The Butler" star went to attend the nuptials of good friend and singer Tina Turner last month.
During his Wednesday appearance on Jay Leno´s "Tonight Show,´ President Obama made three factual gaffes; one of them involved the claim that cities not found along the Gulf of Mexico are. Were Obama a Republican, these gaffes would have led news coverage for the next forty-eight hours. Not only did most of the media ignore or downplay these gaffes; the Associated Press went so far as to cover one of them up. In its coverage Thursday, rather than point out the president´s geographical error, the wire service made it look as though no error was made.
The Washington Post is a legend in the minds of the Washington elite, so its financial decline has caused quiet panic. As NPR media reporter David Folkenflik put it, “You think of stories like the Pentagon Papers, Watergate, these are all stories where The Washington Post led the nation’s understanding, the world’s understanding of some major issues.” Outside the liberal media, you wonder how long Post fans can wallow in their Nixon-crumbling polyester “glory days” in the early 1970s. But nostalgia ruled as the Graham family sold the Post to Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Amazon.com.
Ames, Iowa — Donald Trump delivered a blistering attack on Mitt Romney’s campaign today. “I don’t know what the hell happened with his campaign,” Trump said in a speech at The Family Leader Summit. “I just don’t get it. That was an election that couldn’t have been lost.” “Every single state that they asked me to go or do some phone calls or some television, we won in the primaries,” Trump remarked. But he also criticized what the campaign had initially wanted him to say in robocalls. “They gave me this most pathetic thing to say. I said,
At a White House press conference Friday afternoon, President Obama said that health insurance plans offered under Obamacare will be "significantly cheaper" than plans currently on the market, but a string of recent reports say that isn´t true. "What happens on October 1, in 53 days, is for the remaining 15 percent of the population that doesn´t have health insurance, they´re going to be able to go on a website or call up a call center and sign up for affordable, quality health insurance at a significantly cheaper rate than what they can get right now on
During a press conference yesterday, President Obama revealed the existence of a sealed indictment in the Benghazi attacks in Libya on September 11, 2012, leaving some experts questioning whether the president broke the law. Federal law states that ´no person may disclose [a sealed] indictment´s existence,´ and that doing so may be ´punished as a contempt of court,´ a charge that carries a minimum sentence of six months prison. The announcement came as a surprise to some insiders, as the existence of a sealed indictment has not been publicly confirmed or denied by law enforcement or
During an hour-long deep dive into the growing use of food stamps in America, Fox News highlighted “the new face of food stamps.” That new face is a pina colada-sipping, lobster-loving lothario named Jason Greenslate. Greenslate, a 29-year-old La Jolla California surfer and musician who sings that he does not want a “motherfucking job” and has “fuck no” guilt about living on $200 of what he calls “free money ” — or what the government called Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Benefits — while he avoids a job to hang out on the beach, sing and chase women.
Eydie Gorme, a popular nightclub and television singer as a solo act and as a team with her husband, Steve Lawrence, has died. She was 84. Gorme, who also had a huge solo hit in 1963 with "Blame it on the Bossa Nova," died Saturday at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas following a brief, undisclosed illness, said her publicist, Howard Bragman. Gorme was a successful band singer and nightclub entertainer when she was invited to join the cast of Steve Allen´s local New York television show in 1953. She sang solos and also did duets and comedy skits with Lawrence, a rising young singer who had joined
President Barack Obama announced Friday afternoon that the White House will publicly release a summary of the legal authorities through which the National Security Agency conducts its controversial surveillance programs. ´Given the history of abuse by governments,´ he said, it is important to explain how such a program is managed, and - equally important - what it may not do. He described his working relationship with Vladimir Putin as ´candid´ and ´blunt,´ and seemed to dismiss concerns that the Russian president´s body language indicated a lack of willingness to work with the United States.
EDGARTOWN, Mass. — President Barack Obama opened the first summer vacation of his second term Saturday on Martha’s Vineyard, trading Washington debates over the budget, government surveillance and his health care overhaul for a hoped-for carefree week filled with golf, beach outings and hanging-out time with family and friends. (Snip) As Air Force One flew north, Obama got into a vacation mindset by trading his suit and tie for more suitable attire: khakis and a blue shirt with rolled-up sleeves. First lady Michelle Obama, who introduced him at the convention, kept her yellow-and-white
OHIO: Muslims across the US celebrated Eid on the same day to everyone’s joy and relief. Mosques overflowed with happy worshippers who stood as one ummah in prayer and thanksgiving, enjoying the mild weather, treats and spiritually motivating sermons of the day. US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle also sent their warmest greetings to Muslims celebrating Eid Al-Fitr around the world, calling it "part of a great tapestry of America´s many traditions."