Barack Obama – The Welfare Queen

By now we expected to have published our Marco Rubio VP article (that will be our next article). But the obsession this week has been ads. The outrage has built up all week from all sides. “The Romney campaign has really taken “lying” to a “new level,” or something” say the Hopium Guzzlers. But the lying liars are on the Obama side with a truly despicable ad.

The ad is a knot of lies produced by the SuperPac that Barack Obama asks his supporters to flood with donations and run by the deputy press flack in the Obama White House press corpse [sic]. In order to deflect from that bog of lies, the one that even MSNBC is critical of (watch the video: Mika Brzezinski takes Obama campaign to task for lying about cancer ad), the Obama thugs are whining about a new Romney ad.

The Romney ad is brilliant (notice the usual tag line “Obama isn’t working” takes on added resonance here) and entirely predictable. We predicted it more than three years ago. Moreover, the Romney campaign wisely took our advice and is using Bill Clinton liberally in its ads.

Here’s what we wrote in March of 2009 in our article called Tax And Spend Obama Dimocrats:

“Real Democrats understand the need for fiscal responsibility. Real Democrats remember the recession Bill Clinton inherited and how Bill Clinton restored genuine confidence to consumers and genuine fiscal responsibility by paying the bills on time. Bill Clinton did not waste money as policy nor did Bill Clinton ignore the debilitating effects of endless deficits and growing debt.

After Bill Clinton Republicans could no longer attack Democrats as “tax and spend” wastrels. After Bill Clinton Republicans had to retire attacks on “welfare queens”. Bill Clinton enacted responsible fiscal policy and deprived Republicans of their most useful and effective epithets against Democrats.

Now Republicans are calling back to active service those ugly epithets because they describe the Obama economic “plans” with precision.”

Our prediction/warning to Obama Dimocrats, like Cassandra to Agamemnon, has once again proved deadly on target. Mitt Romney’s campaign brilliantly brings to life our predicted deadly attack:

Ed Kilgore, one of those “creative class” types that hoodwinked the Democratic Party with the “demographic destiny” hokum that led Democratic Party “leaders” to gift Obama the nomination in 2008, typically shouts racism in his articleRomney’s Utterly Mendacious (and Effective) New ‘Welfare Queen’ Attack“:

“Americans tend to admire the working poor, so this tack tends to produce an ambivalent reaction beyond the GOP’s conservative base. But by shifting its focus to the old conservative target of non-working “welfare bums,” the Romney campaign is on safer ground, assuming, as you should, that they don’t care if the ad reopens the racial wounds and grievances that welfare reform appeared to partially lay to rest. A line from a memo released by Romney campaign policy director Lanhee Chan in defense of the ad makes its intended audience very plain, calling the imaginary new Obama welfare policy “a kick in the gut to the millions of hard-working middle-class taxpayers struggling in today’s economy, working more for less but always preferring self-sufficiency to a government handout.” It’s the ancient “welfare queen” meme designed to encourage the non-college educated white voters whose maximum support Romney needs to overcome its exceptional weakness among minority and more highly-educated voters to see in Obama all the old hobgoblins that drove them out of the Democratic coalition to begin with.

It may be a sign of Romney’s weakness that he and his team are now willing to openly play with such racial and cultural dynamite. Or maybe it was the idea all along.”

The charge of racism is the cure-all to Obama disasters from the witless. When Bill Clinton signed the welfare reform legislation, after vetoing it repeatedly until it contained the changes he wanted (changes he espoused when running for president and as governor of Arkansas), he was denounced by those who now huddle at DailyKooks and other such methane swamps. Newt Gingrich, Bill Clinton’s frenemy recalls:

“During the congressional debate, “the left-wingers who were opposed to a work-requirement screamed ‘racism!’ and jumped up and down,” he said, because they have “a deep, deep, bitter opposition to work requirements.”

But Newt Gingrich has a more important, more historically relevant, more precise explanation of why the Obama “welfare queen” dance is an honest depiction of the state of the law:

To prevent regulatory loopholes, conservatives wrote a stringent “non-waivable” section into the 1996 law requiring welfare recipients to actually work, Gingrich said. They also defined work narrowly to exclude then-approved “work activities, including bed-rest [and] getting a massage,” he said.

The progressives’ ideological opposition to work requirements means that when Obama “unilaterally issues a work-waiver… our immediate assumption is that he is setting up a dramatic reduction in the work requirement,” Gingrich said.

“It is not just that Obama is a radical – the people he appoints are even more radical,” Gingrich added. “The secretary of HHS is radical… Why would any Americans believe [that] she’s going to enforce a work requirement?”

Obama’s push to relax work-to-welfare rules are part of a desire to make Americans dependent on government, Gingrich said.

“We believe in work and education, they believe in food stamps and dependency,” Gingrich said.”

Tough words but Newt is correct about the “stringent “non-waivable” section” of the 1996 law. It’s a concept that somehow evades the Obama lovelorn such as John Heileman:

Section 407. It’s a “non-waivable” requirement of the law. John Heileman’s vocabulary apparently does not include the meaning of “non-waivable” or “work requirement”.

Is it any wonder that Mitt Romney’s campaign and Mitt Romney himself has pounced on this delicious feast? None.

We saw it coming in 2009 because it was so obvious even then. Republicans had been deprived by Bill Clinton of the “welfare queen” attack. But Barack Obama waltzed right into the trap, tiara firmly on his head.

The “welfare queen” trap was not dug by Republicans or conservatives. Barack Obama “welfare queen” was the gown chosen by Barack himself to wear.

As noted in the above video, Bill Clinton, ever ready to tout his genuine and positive accomplishments as president, issued a tepid/soft and longish statement in response to the ad. The Romney campaign turned that email into gold:

“President Obama was a vocal opponent of the innovative, bipartisan welfare reforms that President Clinton and a Republican Congress passed in 1996. His administration has now undermined the central premise of those reforms by gutting the welfare-to-work requirement. Unlike President Obama, Mitt Romney has a record of fighting to strengthen work requirements. As president, he will ensure that nearly sixteen years of progress aren’t erased with one stroke of a pen.”

Notice how smart Newt undermines Barack Obama by effusive praise of Bill Clinton? That’s now it’s done. As Newt in the video also documents Barack Obama is the anti-Clinton. “Everything Clinton tried to do…. Obama has undone” says Newt. (If this intelligent line of attack persists when Bill Clinton takes to the stage at the Obama Bank of America coronation what grand entertainments we are all in for.)

Mickey Kaus has a detailed account of the “welfare queen” dance. Kaus notes that the “firehose-like stream of defenses” by Barack Obama and his henchmen is based on the effectiveness of the attack.

As Politico bemoaned, the Romney campaign ad must sure have polled well. Who could have predicted that?


174 thoughts on “Barack Obama – The Welfare Queen

  1. We posted this in the previous article but it got lost in the shuffle of the battle of the ads:

    “We received this email (removed identifying tags) from the woman quoted in the current article. She took the initiative and communicated them to the reporter – “NObama”:


    I am the Gayle Allegro from the Salena Zito column. I heard her on John Batchelor talking about BC speaking at the convention and I just had to send her an email. This resulted in an email conversation about Hillary supporters etc. Having listened to Salena’s reporting for a few years I felt she may be fair in her writing so I agreed to let her use me for her story. She had heard discontent from many dems in PA and wanted to write about it.

    I want you to know that I have been a faithful lurker on your site since 2007. I registered once as ———— but quickly learned I didn’t like confrontation and wasn’t cut out for being misunderstood or criticized. Anyway, your site has been my refuge and teacher. When the opportunity came to speak out I took it. I want to thank you for all the time you (or however many there are) take to keep people informed and explain what is going on. Your writing makes a difference.


    Thanks to Gayle for going outside her comfort zone and spreading the message so effectively.

  2. Democrats determined to scre of everyone.

    Democratic candidates pitch DREAM Act for platform

    In an appeal to Latino voters, three Senate candidates in the Southwest are calling on delegates to the Democratic National Convention to make support of a bill to help young illegal immigrants gain citizenship a part of the party platform.

    Rep. Martin Heinrich, the Democratic nominee for a Senate seat from New Mexico, is leading the effort and said that formally supporting the immigration proposal would provide voters with a clear choice on an issue that many care deeply about.

    “I think the time has come for the DREAM Act to be part of our identity as a party,” Heinrich said in a telephone interview.

    Democratic candidate Shelley Berkley in Nevada said she supports the campaign, and a spokesman for Richard Carmona in Arizona said he does as well.

    The DREAM Act would give young illegal immigrants who attend college or serve in the military a path to citizenship.

    The Homeland Security Department, under a directive from President Barack Obama, has stopped deporting illegal immigrants who would have qualified for the DREAM Act, but that policy does not provide a path to citizenship. The administration said the change in policy will affect as many as 800,000 immigrants.

    The Democratic-led House approved the DREAM Act – the acronym stands for Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors – in December 2010, but Republicans blocked it in the Senate. While the bill has not been approved by either the House or the Senate since, Obama has supported it as part of his immigration reform efforts.

    Democratic officials believe that the growing Hispanic population in key battleground states such as New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada gives those who embrace the DREAM Act a competitive edge in this fall’s elections. A Pew Hispanic Center survey conducted in late 2011 found that more than 9 in 10 Hispanics support the DREAM Act.

    It’s unclear whether the Democratic Party’s platform committee will add support of the bill to the platform.

    “The platform process is ongoing, but the president and Democrats support the DREAM Act and are committed to taking steps toward passing it.” said Melanie Roussell, spokeswoman for the DNC.

    The campaign of Heinrich’s Republican opponent, Heather Wilson, didn’t respond directly to the question of whether she would support or oppose the DREAM Act if elected. In the past, she has said that she would not support amnesty for children brought to the U.S. at a young age by their parents but that “we owe it to them to find a long-term solution.”

    In Nevada, a spokesman for the campaign of Berkley’s Republican opponent, Sen. Dean Heller, called the DREAM Act “a Band-Aid solution that will not solve the larger problem.” Heller was among the Republican House members who voted against the bill in 2010.

    Arizona Republicans have yet to choose their Senate nominee. The front-runner in the primary race, Rep. Jeff Flake, voted against the act in 2010 and says securing the border should take priority.


    Dems are determined to turn the entire white vote against them.

  3. repost, last one came in at closing…

    I concur…using Saul after Eric is like going from bad to worse…

    imho…I think the odds are against it but I would love to see Christie as VP…along with Sununu, Christie packs the biggest, solid punch (no wonder Ann Coulter likes him so much…he is like a male version of her)…he would be excellent as MR’s body guard VP…MR would be the mature,intelligent adult in the room with the plans we need to get back on track and the quiet modesty to put his nose to the grindstone and get to work (I don’t think he even golfs)

    …and Christie would push back hard and slam all the BS being thrown at MR…I know there is the chance of Christie becoming the story but MR needs a strong, no nonsense, hard core fighter at his side…and Christie has become “loveable”…he can be humorous, self deprecating and disarming as well as a STFU brute…

    …if not Christie, I am pulling for Ryan…smart, earnest, youthful, etc…

    I do not believe that Pawlenty or Portman have the “kahunas” to push back with the strength and intensity MR and ‘we’ need…


    as for MO…oh, cry me a river…we have paid for all her fancy smancy trips…the perks that that woman has received are amazing…she is heading back on The Tonight Show on Monday, etc…if she feels so put upon to be First Lady then decline and go get a job like everyone else…maybe she should try to get her law license back…what’s up with that?


    lastly, O’s new “more frightened women” ad is playing nonstop in Florida, and as I mentioned before…I mean constantly and nonstop…I would venture to stay just about almost every commercial break…seriously…

    it makes me so furious the way the O camp is manipulating and exploiting women as if women won’t be able to make it on their own and should be so scared to live another day without daddy O’s protection…give me a break…

    I hope women have evolved enough not to fall for this stupidity…

  4. Romney Campaign wasting no time in slaughtering Cutter in an add.

    The Republican National Committee releases “What Else?” as President Obama’s campaign continues to lie about its relationship with the disgusting ad put out by President Obama’s Super PAC. After refusing to denounce the lies and distortion of the ad, the Obama campaign repeatedly claimed it had no idea about Joe Soptic’s story even though they had him tell the same story during an OFA conference call earlier this spring. So, their actions beg the question–what else are they lying about?

    Video at link.

  5. Naturally, the NYT is holding the POS’s hand and wiping away his tears with an editorial that denounces MR’s Welfare ad.

    Not a word about the POS’s death ad.

  6. moononpluto
    August 9th, 2012 at 1:04 pm
    Romney Campaign wasting no time in slaughtering Cutter in an add.


    great ad, great rapid response…now if we could start seeing that kind of a response ad at almost every commercial break wiping out those poor scared women that O must save ads…then we might really start to see some movement

    MR needs to keep pummeling Admin’s famous words…

    O cannot be trusted…by anyone

  7. So Fox is now reporting that Elizabeth Warren uses her daughter, who then takes federal funds to make sure absentee ballots are sent to the place where she works, which is heavily democrat.

    Such honest people, the dems. I like Scott Brown, wasn’t planning on donating to him, but I think I will, Warren is an outright marxist, hypocrite and a marxist.

  8. I thought I had seen it all and the Dems get worse. Its racist, its sexist and its disgusting.

    Too Far? New Attack Ad Targeting Allen West Depicts Him Beating Women and robbing black families.

    It is hard to think of an attack ad lower than the one essentially blaming Mitt Romney for a woman’s death, but we may have just found one.

    It’s from Florida, and it depicts Allen West (R-FL) in a boxing ring with red gloves on. The cartoon-like video then shows West punching an old woman, a young lady and seemingly a family with children. He also steals cash from the hands of the family and pockets it, all while laughing like a gremlin.

    And the audio matches the video. The female announcer says in condescending tone as sound effects play in the background:

    “West has socked it to seniors”

    “He’s whacked women with his votes”

    “He’s mauled middle class families”

    See the video.

    The ad is starting to garner attention from critics, including one who thinks there are some racial undertones. Javier Manjarres, who is following the race closely, notes:

    ”The ad slyly uses a caricature of West and portrays him as a bully who hits women- more specifically, a white women- while he grabs money away from a “middle class” family that just happens to be a black family.”

    The American Sunrise PAC is responsible for the video. The group was incidentally founded by the father of Congressman West’s general election opponent, Democrat Patrick Murphy, who has funneled $250,000 into the PAC.

    In the wake of what will undoubtedly be a bloody campaign season, it’s worth asking: Who is responsible for policing the outside groups and their claims on candidates? Are they getting out of hand? And how should campaigns respond?

    Video at link

  9. moononpluto,

    Honestly that ad did nothing for me. It was almost as weak and tepid as Saul’s remarks. It should have started with a voiceover of the text” What else are they lying about?” The same voiceover should have been used in the middle and the end of the clip. Mike went on entirely too long and well I know dippy Joe was attempting sarcasm the context of that is not available to the viewer.

    I give the clip a C-.

    There could have been a far more hard-hitting response. The situation calls for pulling out all the stops. This ad did not do that.

    Just my 2 cents.

  10. admin
    August 9th, 2012 at 9:49 am
    Exactly right Tim. Sununu is the best Romney spokesperson there is.

    That’s exactly what I said Admin on the last post, nothing like the original!

  11. Agree the West ad, if about a dim black guy would have lib heads exploding. The double standard is alive and well. And picturing West with boxing gloves on – talk about racist imagery.

  12. Kirsten Powers…. this is NOT an “inside beltway” lingo. What a dumb idiot this person is.

    We saw what happened to Hillary, this happened even worse to Palin. This is classic Barry Thug OTurd.

  13. moononpluto
    August 9th, 2012 at 11:47 am
    Well she is the Queen of Denial.

    Queen of the Damned I think! She should be floating down Love Canal in her barge of hate….

  14. So there are no misunderstandings, by float, I mean she is alive and well on top of her throne in her barge.

    These days one must be very careful

  15. perhaps…

    Landslide on the Horizon
    Paul A. Rahe · 5 hours ago

    When I read Nate Silver, Sean Trende, Charlie Cook, Jay Cost, and the others who make a profession of political prognostication, I pay close attention to their attempts to dissect the polling data and predict what is to come. But I also take everything that they say with a considerable grain of salt. You see, I lived through the 1980 election, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the collapse of the Soviet Union, and I was struck at the time by the fact that next to no one among the political scientists who made a living out of studying presidential elections, communism in eastern Europe, and Sovietology saw any of these upheavals coming. Virtually all of them were caught flat-footed.

    This is, in fact, what you would expect. They were all expert in the ordinary operations of a particular system, and within that framework they were pretty good at prognostication. But the apparent stability of the system had lured them into a species of false confidence – not unlike the false confidence that fairly often besets students of the stock market.

    There were others, less expert in the particulars of these systems, who had a bit more distance and a bit more historical perspective and who saw it coming. The Soviet dissident Andrei Amalrik wrote a prescient book entitled Can the Soviet Union Survive 1984? Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn predicted communism’s imminent collapse, and Daniel Patrick Moynihan suspected that the Soviet Union would soon face a fatal crisis. They were aware that institutions and outlooks that are highly dysfunctional will eventually and unexpectedly dissolve.

    In my opinion, none of the psephologists mentioned above has reflected on the degree to which the administrative entitlements state – envisaged by Woodrow Wilson and the Progressives, instituted by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and expanded by their successors – has entered a crisis, and none of them is sensitive to the manner in which Barack Obama, in his audacity, has unmasked that state’s tyrannical propensities and its bankruptcy. In consequence, none of these psephologists has reflected adequately on the significance of the emergence of the Tea-Party Movement, on the meaning of Scott Brown’s election and the particular context within which he was elected, on the election of Chris Christie as Governor of New Jersey and of Bob McDonnell as Governor of Virginia, and on the political earthquake that took place in November, 2010. That earthquake, which gave the Republicans a strength at the state and local level that they have not enjoyed since 1928, is a harbinger of what we will see this November.

    Yes, Barack Obama is ahead in some polls. And, yes, it looks like a neck-and-neck race. But that is because the President is spending everything that he has right now in a desperate attempt to demonize Mitt Romney, and it is because Americans are not yet paying attention. Obama’s support is a mile wide and a quarter of an inch deep.

    Of course, if Romney were a corpse as yet unburied on the model of Bob Dole and John McCain, he would lose. If you do not all that much care whether you win or not, you will lose. But Romney wants to win. He is a man of vigor, and he has a wonderful case to make. He is a turn-around artist, and this country desperately needs turning around. Barack Obama has no argument to make. He can only promise more of the same — yet another stimulus and higher taxes on the investing class. All that Romney has to do if he wants to win is to make himself presentable, and that should not be hard. He is handsome, tolerably well-spoken, and accomplished. If, in the debates, he stands up to the President, he will seem the more presidential of the two – and that will do the trick, as it did in 1980.

    The question that everyone will pose to himself on the first Tuesday in November is this: “Do I want four more years of this?” And Romney can drive it home: “Do you want four more years of massive unemployment? Do you want four more years of food stamps? Do you want to lose the job that you have? Do you want to be out of work when you get out of college? Or do you want to see this country get moving again? Barack Obama took his shot – the stimulus bill, Obamacare, and Dodd-Frank. And where has it left us? With the most anemic recovery in the history of this country!”

    Romney can go on to speak of Obamacare. He can point to the corruption that Barack Obama brought from Chicago to Washington. He need only mention Solyndra and sound the theme of crony capitalism. Romney can also point to the President’s systematic misuse of the executive power – to defraud the salaried employees of Delphi and the bondholders of General Motors and Chrysler, to gut the welfare reform passed by New Gingrich and adopted by Bill Clinton, to let school systems out of No Child Left Behind, to sick the IRS on political enemies, to force people into unions, to encourage voter fraud, to deprive Catholics and other Christians of the free exercise of their religion. The list is long.

    When the American people pause to pay attention, they will not vote for four more years of misery, four more years of corruption, four more years of lawlessness, four more years of race-baiting, and they will certainly not vote to embrace Obamacare.

    If Romney wants to win really, really big, there are three things that he needs to do. First, he needs to tie his argument for paring back the administrative entitlements state back to first principles – back to the origins and purpose of government – and he needs to assert the necessity to return to limited government. What I am saying here is that he needs to occupy the moral high ground, to defend free enterprise not only as efficient but as right and just, and to criticize “spreading the wealth around” and taking from Peter to pay Paul as shameful and unjust. Politics is ultimately about justice, and justice should be his theme.

    Second, he needs to force Obama to make errors. To this end, he needs to get under the President’s skin. He did this to Newt Gingrich in Florida, and it worked like a charm. Obama is even vainer than Newt, and he cannot stand mockery. Moreover, he hates Romney with all the resentment that phony intellectuals ordinarily harbor for successful businessmen. The gentler the mockery in this case, the lighter the touch, the more devastating it will be. Romney’s theme should be that the poor fellow is just not up to the job and that he should be left free to spend all of his time doing what he really enjoys — playing golf. The SuperPACs may be able to carry the ball on this.

    Third, when the debates come, he should do a Newt Gingrich. When one of the pundits asks a really stupid question that is of interest only to the credentialed elite (and this is inevitable), he should disembowel the man, asking him how he could waste the time of the American people on a matter of this sort when we are on the verge of a second recession and millions are looking for work. In the debates, the trick is to show strength – and nothing shows strength like a dramatic gesture of this sort. He might even find an opportunity to do this to Obama himself. It would be a knock-out blow. At some point, Romney needs to set aside his natural caution and timidity and go for the jugular.

    In the meantime, you should not be afraid. This is going to be fun, and our margin of victory is going to be large.

  16. BASIL99
    August 9th, 2012 at 1:38 pm


    Basil, I can understand your POV, however all that stuff in the ad happened this morning…so I say great that they got something out there fast, plus using the MSNBC cheerleaders to voice it…and now they have definitely planted the “O is lying, he cannot be trusted seed”

    …so I agree, now that the seed is firmly planted…they need to expand and expand and pound on that theme…O is lying, he cannot be trusted by anyone…

    …and if the MR camp is checking us out, they have an enormous amount of research material to pull from…point out all the lies, all the corruption…over and over again and get that point out that O cannot be trusted front and center…

    plus, everyone is talking about the content of the ad…

  17. ah, fasicm out in display in Santa Barbara.

    The city council refuses to approve the CFA after the whole August 1st event, the mayor had to step in.

  18. BTW, anyone else seeing a gas spike?

    Price in y area is up near $3.90 a gallon. Just two weeks ago it was $3.50

  19. Good points S. Maybe I am hyper-sensitive to this. That ad and Saul’s almost treasonous response really pushed my buttons. Brought back memories of Solis-Doyle, Penn, the failed McCain campaign, etc.

    I want to see some real brass knuckle pushback.

  20. Wow! no wonder Sununu is so effective. His non-political background is brilliant.

    Sununu attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and earned his Ph.D. there in 1966 in mechanical engineering. From 1968 until 1973, he was associate dean of the College of Engineering at Tufts University and associate professor of mechanical engineering. He served on the Advisory Board of the Technology and Policy Program at MIT from 1984 until 1989. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

  21. BASIL99
    August 9th, 2012 at 2:15 pm
    Good points S. Maybe I am hyper-sensitive to this. That ad and Saul’s almost treasonous response really pushed my buttons. Brought back memories of Solis-Doyle, Penn, the failed McCain campaign, etc.

    I want to see some real brass knuckle pushback.

    I hear you Basil99…believe me, I feel as you do…in fact, a thread or so back i, too, was complaining about no rapid response, etc…so I am glad they got something out so fast…

    but I am with you on some real brass knuckle pushback…more sununu and christie…

  22. Basil…what drives me so crazy is seeing and listening to these dimocrat pundits defend O and his lies…they have lost any last speck of respect…

    in fact, on tues when i received another email asking for money this was the reply they got from me

    I have left the Democratic party. I am embarrassed by what the party has become…rumor mongers, trying to stop businesses, unsubstantiated attacks and very wasteful and irresponsible…the party is far, far from the inspiring democratic party it was under Bill Clinton.

    and for what it is worth, I am SICK of hearing about Romney’s taxes…no wonder nothing is getting done…every time I hear a democratic on tv, they are not talking about my concerns, they are OBSESSED WITH Romney’s taxes…let me clue you in, I have been a democrat all my life…I do not care about Romney’s taxes or his money or his success…

    I care about mine and my families. I no longer trust the Democratic party to lead…very sad and pathetic


  23. Basil…one more thing I think we agree on…it is my understanding that the response ad we are talking about is a web ad…and I think O/Burton’s lying ad is going on tv and wide…

    if that is the case, then MR & crew need to take your advice now…and fast and get their “O is lying and cannot be trusted” ad up fast and following all of those O ads…

    that’s one point i was trying to make earlier, maybe the MR camp are still holding back, but MR is not up on full force on tv yet here in Fla…

  24. S,

    You could be right but I am paranoid about embracing the “he’s just holding back” meme. Remember how we waited for HR and then McCain to fire the cache of ammunition against the POS and it never happened? I do not want a repeat of that. The country can’t afford it.

    Good response to the dims. I get no mail from them TG.

  25. Have you ever heard the like, just shut the place down for goodness sake and bulldoze it.

    Camden’s mayor has announced that the city will be closing its police force, instead working with the county to outsource police services. Camden is one of the most violent cities in the nation; all of the police officers will likely be laid off, though they will be eligible for new county positions.

    “We’re having a problem internally with the existing force,” said Mayor Dana Redd. “We rehired everyone, all the 168 officers that were laid off. We’re having a high absentee rate so we cannot continue with this trend and expect to keep our city safe.” The president of the police union, John Williamson, is fighting back hard: “I say that bringing 300 new people who don’t know the city, don’t know the people, is a recipe for disaster.” Williamson plans to sue the city.

    The facts in Camden are obvious: the police force has been remiss, and they’re paid far too much of the city budget. It’s a situation repeating itself all over the country, from Camden to Anaheim, a city considering outsourcing its police services to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. As cities go bankrupt, the cost gets passed on to counties and states.

  26. Yes Basil99, I understand what you mean, I also have that fear…

    btw..I am not sure if was you or shorttermer that said earlier that you tried to leave a message at MR and got access denied…I also just tried to leave a message and got the same thing…

    I called their office and got a voicemail…(frankly, at this point they should have people answering the phones) anyway, i left a message letting them know some of us are trying to leave suggestions and are getting that block…said i wanted to make them aware of it, in case they got hacked…

    there would be no reason to deny me because i contacted from a different computer and have not been there in a couple of days so I am not taking it personally…something is strange about that…

  27. I think the order has come down and i think thats why the CEO got fired last week, CNN may well go for a “new viewing audience” and not be on its knees for Obama, they finally realised its bad for business.

  28. gonzotx
    August 9th, 2012 at 1:50 pm
    Oh the hell with it Admin, please just delete my 1:43 comment….please

  29. Red siren at Drudge.

    The POS actually went there.

    Obama: Let’s repeat auto industry success with every manufacturing industry

    PUEBLO, Colo. – President Obama, while villifying Mitt Romney for opposing the auto industry bailout, bragged about the success of his decision to provide government assistance and said he now wants to see every manufacturing industry come roaring back.

    “I said, I believe in American workers, I believe in this this American industry, and now the American auto industry has come roaring back,” he said. “Now I want to do the same thing with manufacturing jobs, not just in the auto industry, but in every industry.

    Maybe he really is losing it. Either that or he KNOWS he’s going to win.

  30. Lanny Davis demands the POS repudiate the death ad

    Earlier today, Lanny Davis, a widely respected Democrat and one-time top advisor to President Clinton, blasted the ad and in the strongest possible language demanded Obama repudiate it:

    “Bill Burton needs to go back to ethics school,” Davis said of the group’s senior strategist, who is a former Obama White House spokesman. “He knows perfectly well that the ad is misleading and disgusting and he needs to apologize for it.” …

    Davis said the president shouldn’t allow his supporters to suggest that Romney is in any way to blame for the woman’s death.

    “President Obama owes it to the American people to repudiate this ad,” he said.

    Obama campaign officials have refused to disavow the ad, claiming independence from the outside group and no knowledge of the woman’s story. Priorities USA strategists insist the ad is factually correct and will air as scheduled later this week.

    This might be the tipping point that finally forces the media to acknowledge the elephant in the room and demand the president start acting like one.

  31. Forced out of them….total bald faced liars and caught at it.

    Obama camp acknowledges knowing man’s story

    Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki acknowledged Thursday that the campaign was no longer pleading ignorance about the story of a man who has appeared in both a super PAC ad and a campaign ad.

    “No one is denying he was in one of our campaign ads. He was on a conference call telling his story,” Psaki told reporters on Air Force One.

    Missouri steelworker Joe Soptic starred in an Obama campaign ad and participated in a conference call with the campaign in May, as POLITICO reported Wednesday. He resurfaced this week in a Priorities USA Action super PAC ad, charging that his wife died of cancer after Mitt Romney’s former private equity firm laid him off.

    Distancing themselves from the controversial ad, Obama campaign staffers initially denied knowledge of Soptic’s story — despite the fact that he was in an Obama campaign ad.

    Adviser Robert Gibbs said didn’t know “specifics,” while deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter said on CNN: “I don’t know the facts about when Mr. Soptic’s wife got sick or the facts about his health insurance.”

    And yesterday on Air Force One, Psaki said, “we don’t have any knowledge of the story of the family.”

  32. I consider Mitt Romney to be entirely credible; yet I was flabbergasted to receive snail mail from him today with his request to max out for him now because he has spent all of his primary campaign money. It is hard to imagine a man with his wealth in need of money. I guess I expected he would fill in what his followers did not. But surely that is not fair. Could that be the reason he is holding back now? I’ll get off and check later for any who care to respond.

  33. holdthemaccountable
    August 9th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    I got a similar mail piece. I’ve donated some to him before. I actually called their office, surprisingly someone actually picked up, they explained, the primary monies is pretty low, because romney had to go through primaries, the letters they are sending out, they want people to give as much as they can for the general, which I assume has the bulk of the money. And that general election monies cannot be used until Sept. 4th when Romney is the official repub nominee.

    If it wasn’t for the superpacs like crossroads etc, romney would be in trouble, Oturd is using all his primary monies too, but he had a huge stash since the primary was unopposed.

  34. Issa is going after Obama…..

    Darrel Issa : When Solyndra went bust, President said on Oct 6, 2011 that all decisions were made at the Energy Dept: Yet we’ve uncovered documents that indicate the WhiteHouse & POTUS were, in fact, critically involved w/ green loans.


    Yep, I say play fire with fire.

    “The high-stakes political battle between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has taken a new turn, and it’s as ugly as Jerry Sandusky’s future.

    The Urban Dictionary, an fast-evolving online lexicon that promotes itself as “the dictionary you wrote,” has added a new definition of Reid that seems calculated to respond to the Nevada senator’s recent claims about Romney’s alleged federal income tax evasion.

    “Harry Reid,” the dictionary now says, is defined as “[a]n unofficial rap sheet of alleged pederasty and sexual abuse of minors by anonymous sources that may not exist.”

    The definition emerged, the dictionary notes, “after an explosion of reports surfaced online and on the airwaves, that [Reid] is a serial pederast. The outlets reporting the allegations all protected the anonymity of their sources, and no one knows if the allegations are true, but they’re out there. A spokesperson for Reid declined to deny them.””

  36. moononpluto
    August 9th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Guess Lanny Davis and the unanticipated criticism from the lib media scared their butts.

  37. Hannity says MR is shaking up his staff – in process for several weeks – and bringing in some heavy hitters. Hope that’s true.

  38. tim,

    Camden deserves to be nuked. It’s the South Bronx on steroids. Trenton is not much better and that’s the state capital.

    Add Paterson, Newark, Elizabeth and just about every other NJ city to the list.

  39. BASIL99
    August 9th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    That’s good. They don’t even need a huge number, just a handful when it come to the LSM, but really good ones like Sununu that know that the LSM is part of the OTurd’s cabal and go for the jugular when it come to political thugs in the OTurd’s camp.

    Just clone Newt and Sununu a few times, and make them the public tv, press, etc the rest like Eric, saul etc can make a solid foundation, but they are awful at anything in tv, radio communications.

  40. *solid foundation in the background, work hard in the back, but not seen in the front of the camera. Unless its like Fox etc.

  41. Much of this article is beyond my understanding, but I do understand that many millions of trades are now basically made by machines, a regular customer has no chance, the speed cannot be matched. I don’t know how many know this, I know I recently learned this, very unconformtable investing when the playing field is skewed. I think many retail investors understand this now a days too.

  42. the title of the poster from The Onion, h/t ace of spades

    ‘Romney Murdered JonBenét Ramsey,’ New Obama Campaign Ad Alleges

  43. “actually her most familiar spirits are single malt Scotch and four star Brandy. ”

    lol. good one, and grey goose. 250K per year for her own stash of liquor and other goodies on what she thinks is her own private jet, when she was the speaker. What an idiotic woman.

  44. “Don’t fire me, Obama says: ‘We’ve got too many jobs to create’ ”

    I think the loser OTurd, meant

    “Don’t fire me, Obama says: ‘We’ve got too many LIES to create’ “

  45. This is even funnier.

    Obama: Let’s repeat auto industry success with every manufacturing industry

    PUEBLO, Colo. – President Obama, while villifying Mitt Romney for opposing the auto industry bailout, bragged about the success of his decision to provide government assistance and said he now wants to see every manufacturing industry come roaring back.

    “I said, I believe in American workers, I believe in this this American industry, and now the American auto industry has come roaring back,” he said. “Now I want to do the same thing with manufacturing jobs, not just in the auto industry, but in every industry.

    Maybe he really is losing it. Either that or he KNOWS he’s going to win.

  46. POS is a master at emotional blackmail and the Sandra Flukes of the world swoon over every last BS appeal

    Don’t fire me
    Don’t you love me
    My mommy died when I was a just a babe because of the mean old white US government
    Nobody appreciates me
    Poor me, poor me, poor half black living in the most racist country in the world me
    They make fun of my name
    They accuse me of being a Muslim
    Oh poor poor poor poor widdle ole me

  47. As a WZ poster so succinctly commented about the POS’s claim he wants to nationalize all businesses

    The auto bailout only benefitted the UAW.
    GM Bondholders – screwed
    Rural dealerships in conservative districts – screwed
    Delphi salaried workers pensions – screwed
    taxpayers – screwed

  48. TIm, thanks.
    Admin thanks for posts which amuse, inform and inspire. Welfare Queen. naughty naughty ha ha.

  49. BASIL99
    August 9th, 2012 at 5:30 pm


    It would be nice if you would check to see the clips already posted. Just saying.

    Thank you Basil.and apologies. 🙂

  50. Nationalization is the goal

    Once again the POS says what he really means but will the American people listen this time? He says he wants to nationalize all industry.

    In 2008 he said he would bankrupt coal companies, transform America, implement the ACA, install green energy. All failures for the American people.

    Some quick FAQS about the auto bailout he touted today as such a success:

    – Bailout was $82 billion and taxpayers still owed $42 billion
    – Bailout caused 100,000 job losses to closed dealerships and parts manufacturers
    – Delphi employees (20,000 of them) lost up to 70% of their pension
    – First paid off was UAW before bondholders and equity holders
    – POS said bailout would save 1 million jobs when the industry only employs roughly 500,000
    – The only new GM car, the Volt costs $41G to make and sells for that
    – The bailout was a disaster for taxpayers
    – The company would have gone bankrupt without taxpayer funding
    – The POS says this is an example of what he would do with other industries even though it’s a violation of constitutional property laws

    What do you think? Is he cracking up, off TOTUS or so convinced he will win he’s let the mask slip?

  51. Mitt Romney to Chuck Todd: I want a VP that “adds something to the political discourse about the direction of the country”

    Romney HQ has VP staff in place, at desks and computers, even though they don’t know who they’re working for yet.


    That sounds like an attack dog to me, someone who is not timid. I really think he’s picked Paul Ryan.

  52. “I really think he’s picked Paul Ryan”

    or Rubio or Christie. I can’t think of anyone else, the rest aren’t aggresive enough.

  53. Listening to Fox news on drive home. Their latest poll has O up 9%! I reviewed all
    polls on RCP and only Rasmussen had Romney up. Very concerned Romney
    has failed to aggressively counter Obama’s negative campaign tactics.

  54. jbstonesfan
    August 9th, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    See the thing is though, you have to see that the average is of polls that are so heavily skewed towards dems, +11% dems in the NBC/WSJ polls, and they all use registered voters, not likley, as Rass. does. I checked Rass polls for the past elections, they have been the only ones very consistently accurate in the past.

  55. I am still dissatisfied with the last few secs of the audio on Romney’s welfare ad. It is all muddled. They should have a clear audio saying exactly what Obama did — it is in there in writing but the audio is all muddled.

  56. the only time I will feel Romney is pretty much 75% of winning is if he reaches 50% on the Rass poll. But at least its moving in the right direction, it seems to be switch once in a while, but I’ve n seethe Rass polls have romney even or ahead many times at this point in the race.

  57. There has been a five percentage-point Democratic advantage, on average, in Fox News polls this year. In this poll, the Democratic edge is nine points. That may or may not be on the high side, although it is similar to other recent national polls conducted by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal, which puts Democrats up 11 percentage points and the Pew Research Center, with Democrats up by 13 percent.

  58. “among a random national base sample of 930 registered voters”

    Only Rass uses likely voters, he explained the reason they do this is for accuracy, and he said it is more expensive to use likely voters, which is why the other polls tend only to use registered voters until the very end of an election cycle. However Rass explained they use only likely as it tends to be more accurate.

  59. Here jbstonesfan. This should cheer you up.

    Paul Rahe: Landslide on the Horizon

    “When the American people pause to pay attention, they will not vote for four more years of misery, four more years of corruption, four more years of lawlessness, four more years of race-baiting, and they will certainly not vote to embrace Obamacare.”

    In the meantime, you should not be afraid. This is going to be fun, and our margin of victory is going to be large.

  60. BASIL99
    August 9th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    I wonder if these thugs and the dem minions realize or care that bitter clinger middle class are employeed by these companies that the “evil” Bain invested in. So, now they’re going after middle class workers?? Just lovely. Maybe they can go to some nursing homes too and protest there, Bain invested in companies that manufacture products used in nursing homes.

  61. tim
    August 9th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    They are so FOS. They say they are for the “99%” and yet want to make life miserable for those who are part of the “99%.”

    Just like the mad pig who insulted Rachel, the Chick-Fil_A worker who taped the encounter which went viral. He got fired. Hope the same thing happens to these thugs.

  62. well, I better get away from my computer for a while…

    I’ll bet Ed’s not voting for the marxist in the WH either, Ed Rendell knows the man is a scumbag.

  63. Clinton, Romney are racists. Surprise:

    Romney’s getting desperate, so he’s playing the race card.

    He’s campaigning on the bogus charge that Obama wants to gut Bill Clinton’s welfare reform law.

    Now I always hated that law, and hated Clinton for pushing it, since it punishes people who are already down and out. And the five-year lifetime limit it imposed is sending people deeper into poverty today in our bad economy.

    And let’s remember, Clinton pushed this issue back then for the same reason Romney is pushing it now: to appeal to white working class voters who can be swayed by not-so-subtle racist innuendo.

  64. Had to come back to post this… Oturd betraying one ally at a time

    “This week, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski accused the Obama Administration of betrayal, saying, “Our mistake was that by accepting the American offer of a [missile defense] shield we failed to take into account the political risk associated with a change of president.… We paid a high political price. We do not want to make the same mistake again. We must have a missile system as an element of our defences.”

    In 2009, President Obama cancelled the deal the U.S. had with Poland and the Czech Republic to build an interceptor site and radar that would provide protection of the U.S. homeland and allies from rogue ballistic missiles. Polish and Czech leaders took on the task of educating their populations of the necessity of defending their populations from Iranian missiles, of collaborating with the U.S. to do this, of having American soldiers on their territory, and—the hardest of all—that the blowback from Russia over the sites was worth it.

    It is an American tradition—and not a uniquely Republican or Democratic one—to resolutely stand with America’s friends and confront, if necessary, those who threaten them. It was President John F. Kennedy who said, “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”

    The last several years, starting with the abandonment of the missile defense site, President Obama has taken the U.S. down a path that takes a sudden departure from this policy.”

  65. He is my kind of guy! Yes, an analytical man, a smart man is what we need.

    What was the best part of working at Bain? The thing that got you excited to get to the office each morning?
    I’m not sure people would think of me in this light, but frankly what I enjoyed most about Bain & Company, the consulting firm, was the analytical process of solving tough problems. If a client invites you in and is ready to pay a lot of money for your counsel, it is not because you know their business better than they do. Of course, they know their business better than I ever would. But they’re looking for someone to understand their business challenges in a new light. And that presents an analytical challenge which is steep and exciting. And I love the thinking and the analyzing as much as anything. I also enjoyed working with a team of people to arrive at ideas and solutions, and also to see ideas and solutions implemented. The experience at Bain Capital was similarly analytical, to decide which business ideas really had economic merit and which did not. And then to do your best to make sure that the team was in place to execute its vision.

  66. I spoke to a NM Senator today, and he gave HRC a commpliment. He said he really was not impressed with her, until she became SofS. He feels now that she is one heck of a women, and proved to him she was up to the task of President, which O was not.

    He said imagine, how quickly O moved from the State to President. He said I am a state senator, and I could not see myself gaining the experience you need to move like that. He said that O’s failure has proven that he just did not have enough time and experience in.

    This man is a Republican.


    “A 40% loss of post-IPO market-cap, channel-stuffing largesse, contract-law destruction, and all with tax-payer backing. That is what the Bailout’er-in-chief has in mind for every manufacturing company in the US. As Politico reports this evening, President Obama gave a speech we think rivals his ‘you didn’t build it’ miasma as he alienated foreigners, encouraged socialized losses, and suggests bailouts for any and all. “I said, I believe in American workers, I believe in this American industry, and now the American auto industry has come roaring back,” (cough – down 43% – cough) he said. “Now I want to do the same thing with manufacturing jobs, not just in the auto industry, but in every industry.””

  68. Surprising that one of oTurd’s water carriers actually had this article

    “The U.S. economy lost 1.2 million jobs between June and July. But that’s not how it got reported. When the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its jobs figures for July, it said the economy gained 163,000 jobs. So what gives?

    BLS isn’t hiding anything. The discrepancy just has to do with what’s known as “seasonal adjustments.” The U.S. economy follows certain predictable patterns in hiring and layoffs every year. School districts always let workers go for the summer and hire in the fall. Retailers always staff up for the Christmas holidays and lay people off afterwards. Students always flood the labor market in June.

    So if we want to know how well the economy is doing, we want to know how many jobs were added after taking these predictable fluctuations into account. Some seasonal adjustments are necessary before the data can tell us anything useful.

    And this is exactly what BLS does in its monthly jobs reports. As Jacob Goldstein of Planet Money points out, the U.S. economy had 1.2 million fewer jobs (pdf) in July than it did in June. But, according to the bureau, the economy still had 163,000 more jobs than one would’ve expected, given seasonal trends. That’s a sign of a steadily recovering labor market. So BLS reported it as a 163,000 gain in jobs.

    In theory, that makes sense. But some economists and analysts now wonder if the BLS seasonal adjustments are somehow off a bit. If the financial crisis and recession mucked with the seasonal ebb and flow of the economy, then the adjustments that BLS makes for its monthly reports might be a bit skewed. Some jobs reports might look much better than they actually are. And others might look worse.”

  69. Found some hope…

    CNN Returns to Responsible Journalism?
    A false dawn I am afraid.

    Let us be clear on what they are doing.

    They are thowing Burton under the bus, while stressing that he is part of a super pac. This enables them to protect Obama, to attack republican superpacks, and to pretend to be an honest referees–which they most definitely are not.

    This is no different than Tapper pilloring the press secretary. This makes people that he is a tough journalist. But then when Obama comes in the door, he gives him the usual blowjob. NBC, ABC, CNN, NYT, WashPo are all alike.

    Lawyers call this tactic confession and avoidance.

  70. “If Obama and his crew think that having Bill Clinton give a speech is going to sway all the Democrats that left the party in 2010 or just slipped into the shadows, they are mistaken,” she said.

    “Do they really think we are that stupid, that we don’t see what is going on?”

    Partisan or not, I hope Bill puts some real thought into his remarks, and thinks hard about what he is attempting to save. The Democratic Party belongs to Obama and not to Bill. If the party dies, then his vision of the party will live and will coalece around his principles. If Obama wins then his vision will be as dead as midnight in a southern swamp. Can he praise the party and not have ordinary people see it as praising Obama. Justice Cardozo said it best: discrimination so subtle is a feat beyond the compass of ordinary mind, and far beyond the syphillic brain of big media.

  71. There is that line in the movie Rommel where Von Rumstead says to Rommel–after you have saved the Bohemian corporal from the consequences of his flawed decisions over and over and over, there comes a point when you are inclined to just sit back and let nature takes its course. Why Bill would not do so here is one of life’s grand mysteries.

  72. The NN Republican Senatr also discussed the VP choice for Romney. He indicated that Romney, who is not so charimatic, need to select someone that was, like Rubio.

    I told him I did not think Charima got us very much the last time. In fact I am usually very suspicious of candidates like that. I like good solid, and sometimes boring people, who can get the job done. It has taken me a few years to come to that conclusion. It is something I don’t think youth understand.

  73. jbstonesfan, will you knock it off with the polls depression, we get it, why are you so negative all the time with them, i suggest you don’t watch because you are getting a tad obsessed. Wait until September and then start worrying, the polls at present are being manipulated to hell by Obama’s campaign.

  74. Ann Romney: “In just a few short hours one lucky supporter will win the remarkable opportunity to meet Mitt and his VP pick in person.”


    “In just a few short hours” modifies “win”, not “meet”. Someone will get a ticket to a meeting which will happen at some not yet announced date in the future, after the VP is chosen at some unknown date in the future.

  75. The facts in Camden are obvious: the police force [is] paid far too much of the city budget.


    Percentage of the city budget is a function:

    If other expenses go down, the police expense will be a higher percentage. But that doesn’t mean the police are getting an increase in actual pay, or their pay is too much. The other expenses may be getting too little.

  76. I like Scott Brown, wasn’t planning on donating to him, but I think I will, Warren is an outright marxist, hypocrite and a marxist.


    Warren criticizes Brown’s voting record. Brown attacks Warren personally, not with anything about her policies, sfaih.

  77. i hope the romney campaign is ready for the POS counter-attack when the VP announcement is made.

    the POS will use every dirty trick in the book to steal away the spotlight from romney and will launch it the moment romney makes his move.

  78. Cutter backs out of ABC This Week appearancea

    President Obama’s embattled deputy campaign manager, Stephanie Cutter, was scheduled to appear on ABC’s “This Week” yet seems to now have changed her mind as calls for her firing intensify. Cutter took to the press this week to claim that she and the campaign were unfamiliar with Joe Soptic and his story. This turned out to be false: not only was the Obama campaign familiar with Soptic, they hosted him on an OFA conference call and previously used him for a campaign ad.

    Hope the same happens to Saul.

  79. wbboei
    August 10th, 2012 at 12:07 am
    Found some hope…

    CNN Returns to Responsible Journalism?
    A false dawn I am afraid.


    I see it as quicksand, they once in a while throw a bone for legimacy, but then go right back to OTurd worship. Quicksand, enought to falsely pull people in, but they never change, the entire American media is 100% in the tank for Barry Oturd and the dems.

  80. Barky is feeling badly treated by the press clowns. What a sublime irony!
    Here’s an interesting contribution by Walter Russell Meade that says plainly what the reality of the media slavishness has been since this soggy little bastard got started:

    Obama Complains: The Press Hates Me!
    Most of us outside the bubble think that the mainstream media is pretty pro-Obama. We remember all those comparisons to Lincoln and FDR in the heady early days of the administration.
    But apparently that’s not how it looks from the Oval Office; the president thinks he’s not getting a fair shot from the press. The New York Times reports:
    The news media have played a crucial role in Mr. Obama’s career, helping to make him a national star not long after he had been an anonymous state legislator. As president, however, he has come to believe the news media have had a role in frustrating his ambitions to change the terms of the country’s political discussion.
    One former White House staffer moaned that the reflexive anti-administration slant of the media undercut the president at every turn: “The feeling was, ‘man, we can’t catch a break,’ ” he told the Times, describing the White House view of the press in 1979.
    Some of President Obama’s complaints about the media reflect criticisms about the MSM that we’ve made here: there’s too much horse race reporting looking at who is winning and who is losing, and not enough serious thought and reflection goes into the news. The press needs to do a better job getting serious ideas and reflective coverage out there into the news flow. We’re trying to do it here here at Via Meadia, and it isn’t easy — and we understand how public officials in both parties can be frustrated by a media climate that focuses on ‘gotcha’ journalism, who’s up and who’s down, and has a very narrow bandwidth when it comes to helping the public understand the tough and complicated issues of the day.
    But overall, this president still benefits far more than most of his predecessors from a press that generally likes him, agrees with his policies on most key issues, and deeply hopes that he will be re-elected in November. Few incumbents have ever had this kind of support from the Fourth Estate; few challengers have ever had such a hard time getting a break from the media as Governor Romney.
    Moreover, some of President Obama’s complaints are unsettling. As he sees it, the liberal narrative is “the truth”, competing narratives are “factually incorrect”, and the press has a duty not to treat truth on an equal basis with falsehood. By this standard, any article that doesn’t heap scorn and disdain on those who disagree with him is biased; “balance” is an illusion when it comes to subjects about which liberals are passionately convinced that they are right.
    It just isn’t that simple. Political disagreements are often about values and context—about which facts are important and should move policy rather than about whether side A or side B is right about some specific point. There’s a totalitarian impulse and a deep hostility to the concept of public debate lurking not far below the surface here, and it’s a little unsettling that President Obama seems to think there are a lot of public policy issues on which the liberal viewpoint is True and the conservative viewpoint is Dumb.
    Liberals are often some of the least tolerant people when they are sure they are right; like the Massachusetts Puritans from whom, culturally and intellectually, much of modern American liberalism descends, they believe in freedom for God’s Elect — and force to make the heathen and the unenlightened Do Right.
    The Via Meadia bottom line here: it’s a good thing we have a Constitution and laws that limit the ability of the great and the good to decide what the press is free to say. If even Barack Obama, the most coddled and cosseted politician in modern American history, thinks the media is against him, it’s clear that no politician can ever be trusted to umpire the press.

  81. h/t: Amy Dugan c/o The Clinton Foundation Blog

    Thursday, August 9, 2012

    Wish Bill Clinton a happy birthday on his special map.

    So before President Clinton turns 66 on August 19, I wanted to ask you if you would help us celebrate again this year and send him your birthday wishes.

    Add your name and personal message to his special birthday map today.

  82. After reading the entire article, to that end- the Far Right is using arm twisting techniques for leveraging Romney. Subliminally telling him, ‘we can either make you or break you’, if you fail hearing what we are asking you to do- Pick Ryan for your VP..

    Tension between Romney and conservative stalwarts resurfaces

    Latent conservative trepidation toward Mitt Romney has resurfaced to a degree in recent days as it relates to the presumptive GOP nominee’s search for a running mate and renewed defense of health reform in Massachusetts.

    Prominent voices on the right have begun urging Romney to settle on a “bold” choice as his running mate, specifically Wisconsin GOP Rep. Paul Ryan, the author of an ambitious budget proposal that has made him a darling among conservatives.

    Separately, the campaign is weathering a minor conservative uproar associated with a spokeswoman’s response to a critical ad from a pro-Obama super PAC that suggested Romney was indirectly responsible for a woman’s cancer death because her husband lost his insurance after his Bain-owned employer laid him off.


    “It takes a Republican candidate who’s willing to put the fists out there and fight back hard. The response, for example, to this lying, smearing super PAC ad accusing Romney of a murder is not to talk about Romneycare,” Michelle Malkin said Wednesday evening on Fox News. “It’s to talk about the Obama jobs death toll and the Beltway jobs massacre and the thousands of real workers out there who have had their pensions and health care stripped.”

    It underscored the tenuous relationship Romney has had with his party’s stalwarts, whom he struggled to charm throughout the Republican primary earlier this year.

    While Republicans have largely rallied around Romney, his relationship with the right seems to be mostly a marriage of convenience — one in which Romney represents the best, if imperfect, chance to defeat President Barack Obama in November.

    To that end, the June NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll contained a telling statistic: 58 percent of registered voters who said they planned to vote for Romney said their vote was more about voting against Obama. Thirty-five percent said their vote was mostly in favor of Romney.

  83. We wanted transparency… finally we have it. The SEIU mimicking the OWS’ers. What is funny is they have no idea why they are there.. reading from a script exponentially advising their cohorts of their (paid) mission. Laughable!

    SEIU Stages Astroturf ‘Flash Mob’ in D.C. to Criticize Romney

  84. Obama officially worried the Romney welfare ad is biting. Here is the weak response ad which is no where near as effective as the Romney ad:

  85. BASIL99
    August 9th, 2012 at 6:29 pm


    I am probably spending way too much time on this blog these days coz of the pneumonia.

    Basil please take care of yourself.Sending prayers and healing thoughts (hugs) 🙂

  86. Have heard today, the big whispers among journalists is a big hint that Ryan is on the “shortest of shortlists”, they think its Ryan that Romney has picked.

  87. Jesus JBS will you give over about the bloody polls, do you ever listen, those polls are way oversampled with Dems.

    These push polls are designed to boost Obama and keep him afloat.

  88. This suit against Nappy is a riot. Hope the guy wins.

    Looks like the Department of Homeland Security could be renamed the Department of Hyper Sexuality.

    A blistering federal discrimination suit accuses agency honcho Janet Napolitano of turning the department into a female-run “frat house” where male staffers were banished to the bathrooms and routinely humiliated.

    James Hayes Jr., who now is New York’s top Homeland Security cop, claims Napolitano filled top spots in Washington, D.C., with two of her gal pals who were bent on tormenting male employees.

    The suit identified them as Dora Schriro, who is now running the city Department of Correction, and Suzanne Barr, the chief of staff for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

    Soon after Schriro and Barr were hired in January 2009, male staffers were treated like lapdogs, Hayes claims.

    Barr “moved the entire contents of the offices of three employees, including name plates, computers and telephones, to the men’s bathroom at ICE headquarters,” the suit says.

    Barr also stole a male staffer’s BlackBerry and fired off a message to his female supervisor indicating that he “had a crush on [her] and fantasized about her,” Hayes claims.

    Sometimes, Barr took a more direct approach. In one case, she called a male colleague in his hotel room and screamed at him using sexually humiliating language, the suit says.

    Hayes claims that after he reported the abuse to the Equal Employment Opportunity office, Napolitano launched a series of misconduct investigations against him

  89. Here, jbstonesfan.

    An analysis by Ulsterman of the Fox poll

    FIRST – the poll oversampled Democrats by +9. That obviously gives Barack Obama a strong statistical advantage right off.

    SECOND – The Obama campaign and the DNC have been spending far more than they have taken in during the last few months in the hopes of defining Mitt Rommey to the American people because, as we already know, Barack Obama has almost NOTHING to run on pertaining to his own failed administration.

    THIRD – The Romney campaign and the RNC and the conservative Super PACs limited their own anti-Obama spending during the month of July. They have amassed substantial sums of money, and are now poised to unleash a tsunami of counter attacks against Barack Obama, as well as further define the positives inherent in Mitt Romney.
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    FOURTH – The truth about how the Obama campaign outright lied about knowledge of a false and highly negative ad that places blame on a woman’s death from cancer on Mitt Romney is just now beginning to be more widely known by the American public – the Obama backlash on that sickening display of in the dirt politics will not play out for a few more days yet.


  90. Excellent in this new AC ad but once again it’s rendered ineffective except to hardcore politico junkies by the lack if an audio track to articulate the text.

    I am going to see if there is a contact addy for them. This is driving me nuts.

  91. Ooooooo. This makes me so happy. I can’t stand this smug POS.

    CNN Host And TIME Editor Fareed Zakaria Busted Plagiarizing Paragraph On History Of Gun Control From The New Yorker…

    A nice catch by Newsbuters.

  92. It’s about friggin time. Now THIS is a stellar ad

    Scraping bottom

    What does it say . . about a president who will say anything to remain in power.

    Time for MR to keep this up every day. All over the web presstitutes are writing his obituary.

  93. I don’t even want to think about what goes on in that office.


    Is there any real evidence?

  94. @ Basil

    Desperate. Very desperate words from the far left.

    I want to see more of these ads. Lots of them. I want to see the assclown bowing to everything, especially the goat loving extremists of the world that hate us so much. I want to see ads that use that man’s words against him. Uppity Woman has a very good point. The ads must appeal to the average person getting sucker punched everyday. You know, that man at the gas station filling up. Barack promised we would all pay more for gas in order to drive less. Done.

  95. So Obama gaining momentum is he?

    Gallup : Obama Job Approval: Approve 43% (-3) Disapprove 51% (+3).

  96. Voters in Northern Virginia are almost evenly split between President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney, according to the WTOP Beltway Poll conducted by Heart+Mind Strategies.

    Forty-eight percent of residents support Obama while 46 percent would vote for Romney. The difference falls easily within the poll’s 4.17 percent margin of error.

  97. Thank, foxy. My health has been a disaster for the past year. First rotater cuff tear, then frozen shoulder and now pneumonia, on top of the lymphoma treatments. Don’t mean to complain but it’s getting dicey. I have been cooped up for a month and have been going even more batsh!t crazy than usual. Oh well, I’m starting to feel better, go for cancer treatment #9 next week and have only 3 more after that. It can always be worse and I an most grateful for what I have, most especially this blog. Helps me blow off steam and stay involved.

  98. Basil, I second mcnorman’s wish.
    I came here to add a comment about voter fraud. Article by Byron York in dcexaminer. Then onto New Article. admin is spoiling us.But then it does seem that Romney’s VP announcement is nigh

    York: When 1,099 felons vote in race won by 312 ballots |
    …In the ’08 campaign, Republican Sen. Norm Coleman was running for re-election against Democrat Al Franken. It was impossibly close; on the morning after the election, after 2.9 million people had voted, Coleman led Franken by 725 votes.
    Still, that’s a total of 243 people either convicted of voter fraud or awaiting trial in an election that was decided by 312 votes. With 1,099 examples identified by Minnesota Majority, and with evidence suggesting that felons, when they do vote, strongly favor Democrats, it doesn’t require a leap to suggest there might one day be proof that Al Franken was elected on the strength of voter fraud. And that’s just the question of voting by felons. Minnesota Majority also found all sorts of other irregularities that cast further doubt on the Senate results.
    The election was particularly important because Franken’s victory gave Senate Democrats a 60th vote in favor of President Obama’s national health care proposal — the deciding vote to overcome a Republican filibuster. If Coleman had kept his seat, there would have been no 60th vote, and no Obamacare…..

  99. Way behind on posts, but this was a WTF statement:

    “He was a savior, black Jesus ,” the actor-director told CNN’s Don Lemon in an interview airing in its entirety Saturday. “Look, I don’t care who it was. Expectations were way too high.”

    Spike Lee said President Barack Obama is “not perfect,” but that expectations for his first term “were way too high.”

  100. Romney to Obama – “Take Your Campaign Out Of The Gutter”

    An energized and focused Mitt Romney first dispatches a weak attempt by a protester to interrupt him, and then Governor Romney tells Barack Obama it’s time to get his campaign out of the gutter and make this an election about ideas. Whether or not Barack Obama is actually capable of that remains…doubtful…


    PBS Jim Lehrer, first Pres debate, Oct 3 Denver…

    CNN Candy Crowley, town hall, Oct 16, Hempstead NY…

    CBS Bob Schieffer, third Pres debate, Oct. 22, Boca Raton…

    ABC Martha Raddatz, VP debate, Oct 11, Danville KY…

  102. I’m beginning to think so, moon- Maybe the site owner will step in and help out?

    Well, a miracle, amazing reality. There is so much ‘meat’ here for Romney attack ads.

    House Oversight Committee files contempt suit against Holder

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has filed its contempt of Congress lawsuit against Attorney General Eric Holder.

    The move comes after the House in June voted to hold Holder in contempt over the department’s response to inquiries into Operation Fast and Furious.

    The civil court case was expected, as congressional Republicans anticipated they would have to take their case to a judge to try and compel the Obama administration to turn over documents pertaining to the failed anti-gunrunning program. Shortly before the House voted for contempt, President Obama locked down key documents by claiming executive privilege.

    That decision is expected to be challenged in the court case.

    Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., ranking Democrat on the oversight committee, released a brief statement Monday chastising his GOP colleagues over the suit.

    “It seems clear that House Republican leaders do not want to resolve the contempt issue and prefer to generate unnecessary conflict with the administration as the election nears,” Cummings said. “Unfortunately, the American public suffers as House Republicans disregard the real work that needs to be done.”

    The process, though, is consistent with how the contempt of Congress path played out in 2008, when a Democratically controlled House voted to hold two Bush administration officials in contempt. After a lawsuit, the two sides worked out an agreement where the two officials testified.

    The suit against Holder comes as the inspector general for the Department of Justice prepares to release a major report on Operation Fast and Furious.

  103. Admin really could help by knocking up and auto continuation thread when it reaches a certain number or bring in someone trusted to add a new continuation page when needed if they are not available. Hope Admin is alright.

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