A Little Noted News Story Which Suggests A Romney Victory

Update: No Grecian columns tonight. No Doric, no Corinthian, just a pantheon of broken promises and new, shiny, soon to be broken promises, along with tarnished recycled promises. Yup, It’s Dem convention, night three: Savior of mankind to explain where it all went wrong.

And boy has it gone all wrong. Tonight we will laugh and cry and laugh again as clowns take to the stage. Remember, as we wrote below, when Obama tries to take credit for the Clinton economy yell out “YOU DIDN’T BUILD THAT!”

We’ll take pity on Joe Biden, he’s now been booted off prime time. We’ll laugh when John Kerry auditions for the job a certain plucky blond lady currently holds. We’ll enjoy Caroline Kennedy as she does her marvelous rendition of “I’ve written a letter to daddy” while remembering how mean ol’ Hillary supporters kept her from becoming the New York State Senator.

The oddly colored Charlie Crist, beaten to a pulp by Marco Rubio, will also amuse tonight. But in the vast circus tents of Olympus there is no greater clown than the flim-flam man from Chicago. Our lovely shoes are off our smooth feet, ready to be flung at the set as we roar with laughter at the circus clown come a’ callin’.

Hold on to your stomachs. The circus is in town.

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Just a few more reactions/responses to Bill Clinton’s speech of last night before we delve into our topic of the day. The Mitt Romney campaign issued a statement on the Bill Clinton speech along the lines we suggested and which, if we may be immodest for a few moments, is therefore very very smart:

“President Clinton drew a stark contrast between himself and President Obama tonight. Bill Clinton worked with Republicans, balanced the budget, and after four years he could say you were better off. Barack Obama hasn’t worked across the aisle – he’s barely worked with other Democrats – and has the worst economic record of any president in modern history. President Clinton’s speech brought the disappointment and failure of President Obama’s time in office clearly into focus.”

Tonight when Barack Obama tries to take credit for the Bill Clinton economy the Mitt Romney campaign and everyone who opposes Obama or supports Romney/Ryan should sing out in a celestial choir: YOU DIDN’T BUILD THAT!

You didn’t build that!. A faboo new ad from the Romney campaign which, again, is exactly what we suggested yesterday they should do. Yup, the latest Romney ad enlists Bill Clinton: “Give me a break”:



Here’s the transcript:

VOICEOVER: “As the economy gets worse, Barack Obama calls on Bill Clinton to help his failing campaign.

VIDEO TEXT: “Obama Economy Even Worse”

PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: “It’s about which candidate is more likely to return us to full employment.”

VIDEO TEXT: “Obama TV Ad”

VOICEOVER: “He’s a good soldier—helping his party’s president. But what did Bill Clinton say about Barack Obama in 2008?”

VIDEO TEXT: “What Did Clinton Say About Obama In 2008?”

PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: “Give me a break. This whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I’ve ever seen.”

VIDEO TEXT: “23 Million Americans Struggling For Work”

VOICEOVER: “23 million Americans struggling for work.”

VIDEO TEXT: “‘The Middle Class Falls Further Behind’”

VOICEOVER: “A middle class falling further behind.”

PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: “Give me a break.”

MITT ROMNEY: “I’m Mitt Romney and I approved this message.”

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As our regular readers know we have been despondent over the strong possibility of Obama getting Florida’s 29 electoral votes which Mitt Romney must win if he is to defeat Obama. The notion that Romney can win without Florida is folly and inconsistent with the reality of the political situation.

If Romney could win without Florida it would be in a landslide scenario in which not only toss up states would go to Romney but just about every state in the Great Lakes region and those in the southwest as well. Could this happen? Sure, anything can happen, golden unicorns could come flying out of Obama’s butt any day now, but we should all make an effort to at least pretend we are tethered to reality lest our delusions lead to a shocking defeat. Right now this is a very tight election even though we believe that Obama should not get any votes let alone millions of votes.

Our despondency was lifted last night for several reasons one of which was a news story which made this weeks events all gel together like larks tongue ascending in aspic.

The story was via Buzzfeed and it concerned Barack Obama in the 1990s saying some very nasty things about Bill Clinton’s (and Jesse Jackson’s) values. You can go read the story for yourselves in its entirety but this is what we found interesting:

“The recording, given to BuzzFeed by a Republican source, comes from a lecture on the nature of community values he delivered at Nebraska Wesleyan University on September 9, 1994.”

Barack Obama attacking Bill Clinton in a foreshadowing of the 2008 election cycle is not what caught our eye. It was not the news in the news story but the news story itself that merits attention. What we wrote last night:

“The significance of this is that the Romney campaign was smart enough to hit with it tonight. More importantly it shows Mitt Romney’s campaign has a terrific opposition research team. No one else every [sic] found this tape but the Romney campaign did. Maybe Obama will be vetted this time.”

We assumed it was the Romney campaign that released this information to Buzzfeed. But it might have been someone not officially affiliated with the Romney campaign. It really doesn’t matter if it was the Romney campaign or Rove’s Crossroads groups or someone[s] else.

Someone, a Republican, provided the information to Buzzfeed and that someone or someones is not only wise enough to release information which sticks yet another wedge between the Clintons (and Jacksons – remember in 2008 Jesse wanted to cut Obama’s shriveled gonads off) but that entity had the smarts to release it at the right moment. This Republican entity found that audio tape which no one else found – what else might they have found?

On little nails like this entire empires are lost or saved.

If you think we’re curious about this story and its origins, imagine the panic in Chicago. ‘Who provided this audio tape?’ Barack and Michelle must be wondering. Is Jeremiah Wright the source? Is the source Alice Palmer? Is the source someone in Chicago who knows Obama from way back when and has more stories to tell?

Imagine the panic in Chicago. What else might ooze out from the filthy vaults of Obama’s Chicago past?

But there is more to this little noted story, which brings us to Florida.

As many know by now, yesterday at the Obama Dimocratic convention there was at least a strong minority, but to our ears a strong majority, which did not want the word “God” restored to the platform. The same numbers did not want the Obama Dimocratic platform to mention that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel or that Hamas is a terrorist organization which should be at least shunned, or that Israel’s borders are no longer the 1967 borders (something Barack Obama has already demanded Israel accept).

Because of the potential political damage if the truth oozed out about the ugly platform – the platform had to be disguised/changed. It was ugly. What happened might be exactly what Mitt Romney needs to win Florida’s 29 electoral votes.

Already the Allen West campaign is on the job and taking advantage of the ugly truth oozing out of the Obama obamination convention:



Allen West knows he needs Jewish voters, old and young, to win his Florida house seat. We have no doubt that Mitt Romney knows he needs the same old and young Jewish and Christian voters. The, to our eyes foolish and unnecessary gamble that he could win these necessary voters with arcane and fear inducing discussions about Medicare, was never rational. This was never a gamble that should have been made. Might the argument be won? Maybe. But the gamble should never have been made. Win or lose in Florida, the gamble should never have been made.

Now Romney/Ryan have a powerful new argument to reach out to Jewish and Christian voters in Florida (and elsewhere but Florida is the necessary ingredient in a Romney electoral victory). There is no need to engage in arcane, complicated, discussions about what happened last night. It was clear that many Obama supporters were content to leave out a reference to God in the platform and most importantly stab Israel in the back.

Now tie it all together: Someone or someones found, and at a tactically smart moment got published, an old article going to the roots of the Obama v Clinton coalition dispute, which audio tape no one else had ever found. On the same day a powerful new set of issues which will resonate with Florida voters opens up due to a self-inflicted set of decisions by Obama and Obama Dimocrats. Can a sub rosa campaign in Florida by this someone or someones be far behind?

A well financed outreach program to make sure every Christian and Jewish voter in Florida knows about what happened to “God” and “Israel” at the Obama Dimocratic convention might be the last drop of water that creates the mudslide that drowns the mud spewing Barack Obama campaign.

The story can be told by video: Democrats were against God before they were for Him.



Mark Halperin might think this is all over but if someone or someones runs a below the radar campaign on this, Florida might give its 29 electoral votes to Romney/Ryan. A quiet but efficient leaflet campaign on the Sunday before the election should target Christian churches. The Sabbath before the election every Jewish gathering place or temple of worship should be given the necessary information about Obama and his attacks on Israel.

The battle for Florida has now begun and now it can be won:



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214 thoughts on “A Little Noted News Story Which Suggests A Romney Victory

  1. Halprin has been wrong so often that it is a miracle anyone pays attention to him. He was with the Dole campaign and can never get over why they lost.

  2. Already the Allen West campaign is on the job and taking advantage of the ugly truth oozing out of the Obama obamination convention:

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    Admin, the video has been removed!!!!!!!!

  3. The other thing that makes Halprin a whore is he and Heilman have a book deal on the Obama presidency. If Obama loses in November that book will be worthless. That, in turn, makes Halprin’s political analysis, worthless. All the usual suspects line up and chant the same refrain. However, their interests are adverse to those of the American People, and voters should take the position that if the big media are for something, then the voters should be against it, and any appeals they offer to entice voters to jump on their bandwagon are false and materially misleading.

  4. Admin, I’m glad you posted that link. if MSM sees the templeofmut article, there will be heart attacks. Heads will be spinnning, and green vomit, spewing. MSM is really counting on Bill’s speech to do the trick for Obama. The article claims even Bill doesn’t want the o back in the WH, based on his speech last night! Article also gives props to Big Pink. WTG admin.

    BTW – there’s been a lot of hatin’ on Big Dawg throughout the Hillary supporters blogosphere, with some comments about Bill, the much loved hero of many of us, being pretty mean. I’m not saying Bill didn’t deserve a little of their anger with him. But, as you said last night, things are not always what they seem, and Bill is a master at saying something positive, while meaning something negative. I think there was a lot of that going on last night.

  5. By Karl Rove
    September 6, 2012

    The President’s Fountain of Youth Is Drying Up
    In 2008 young voters chose Obama over McCain by 66% to 32%. Today he leads Romney by 49% to 41%.
    Thursday night at the Democratic convention, President Barack Obama could continue relentlessly assaulting Gov. Mitt Romney, put the best face on his own record, or offer a substantive vision for the future. But no matter what themes he emphasizes, we know his acceptance speech will target groups that propelled him to victory in 2008 and remain critical to his re-election, especially Hispanics, women and young people.

    The good news for Mr. Obama is that he has maintained his 2008 margin among Hispanics. The bad news is that less than half (42%) of Hispanic respondents said they were “very interested” in November’s election, according to an Aug. 20 NBC/WSJ/Telemundo poll.

    The news is worse among women. Despite a summer of Democratic attacks on the GOP for waging a “war on women,” the president’s “unfavorable impression” rating among women is up 11 points since April to 50% unfavorable/46% favorable in this week’s ABC/Washington Post poll.

    This has depressed his overall favorable/unfavorable rating to 46%/49%, only slightly better than Mr. Romney’s 43%/48%. The percentage of women with a “favorable impression” of Mr. Romney is up eight points since April.

    Then there are voters ages 18 to 29, among Mr. Obama’s most important supporters in 2008. The roughly 23.7 million “millennials” who voted in 2008 were 18% of the electorate, up 2.9 million voters over the previous presidential race. They gave Mr. Obama 66% to Sen. John McCain’s 32%, according to exit polls. This margin of roughly eight million votes was a major chunk of Mr. Obama’s overall edge of 9.6 million.

    But youthful enthusiasm for Mr. Obama has waned. In October 2008, 78% of voters 18-29 told Gallup they would definitely vote that year. Now it’s 58%.

    There’s also evidence that fewer younger people are registered. A November 2011 study from Tufts University found that 43% of the decline in Nevada’s voter rolls since 2008 came from voters ages 18-24. Similarly, while North Carolina’s rolls rose by 93,709 over that period, more than 48,000 younger voters were dropped from the rolls, 80% of them Democrats.

    Mr. Obama’s lead over Mr. Romney in the latest JZ Analytics poll among voters ages 18-29 is 49% to 41%. If young voters turn out this fall in the same numbers as in 2008 and give Mr. Obama this eight-point margin, it will take 2.8 million votes from Mr. Obama’s total and add more than 3.3 million to Mr. Romney’s tally.

    Why does Mr. Obama dramatically trail his 2008 performance among younger voters? His failures to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, abruptly end U.S. military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, or make global warming a centerpiece of his agenda probably affect only a small number of young liberals.

    Mr. Obama’s biggest problem with millennials is almost certainly his failure to reignite the economy. Robust growth is needed to create the new jobs they need.

    The anemic 2.2% annual growth since 2009 has resulted in 12.7% unemployment among young men and women ages 18-29, according a July poll by Generation Opportunity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization mobilizing young voters. Over 1.7 million young adults have become so discouraged that they have dropped out of the workforce. Youth unemployment would be 16.7% if they were factored in.

    College graduates often find no one is hiring in their chosen career. Student loan debt is at record levels. According to a Pew Research Center survey in December, 53% of all young adults ages 18-24 said they “live with parents now or moved back in with parents temporarily because of [the] economy.”

    The July poll by Generation Opportunity reported that 84% of young Americans are delaying important decisions or feel their plans are in jeopardy. More than a third—38%—are delaying finding their own place. Some 31% said they are delaying starting a family, and 23% said they are delaying getting married. Dangerously for the president, 76% believe the lack of job opportunities—not the lack of government—is shrinking the middle class.

    On every front, Mr. Obama is on the defensive, fighting to keep states and voter groups in his winning coalition. He can absorb some erosion from his 2008 totals, but not much. Right now the signs are ominous for him.

    Mr. Romney—with his young and personable running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan—can make real inroads with frustrated and disappointed millenials who supported Mr. Obama four years ago. These young voters are willing to give Messrs. Romney and Ryan a hearing. The Republicans ticket has 61 days to persuade them that the GOP is the party of opportunity and ideas.

  6. Dick Durbin is now going to intro Obama? Durbin is going to knock out gaffe machine Biden? Wasn’t Durbin the guy who said taking “God” and Jerusalem as the capital of Israel out of the platform wasn’t a big deal?

  7. I have to repost this Admin, please embed.. When delegates call for the killing of Romney, it should be on all the MM. Want to make a bet it isn’t?

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    http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/06/secret-service-looking-into-dnc-delegate-who-wants-to-kill-romney#ooid=R1bzh0NTpwaNPqpSyEWM46BnAwNU_AfK

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    Secret Service looking into DNC delegate who wants to ‘kill’ Romney
    Published: 2:28 PM 09/06/2012

    By Alex Pappas

    Romney assassin?

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A spokesman for the Secret Service told The Daily Caller that the agency is aware of video showing a delegate at the Democratic National Convention expressing a desire to “kill” Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

    “We are aware of it,” Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie told TheDC on Thursday.

    He said the department is “taking the appropriate follow-up steps” with the woman.

    Video surfaced on Wednesday of a woman identifying herself as New York delegate Julia Rodriguez telling The Blaze, “If I see him” — in reference to Romney — “I would like to kill him.”

    In the video, Rodriguez says she’s from Puerto Rico but she now lives in New York. She expressed her desire to kill the Republican nominee after saying “Romney will destroy this country.” (SEE ALSO: Puerto Rico’s governor: Romney ‘looked me in the eye,’ promised statehood)

    The Daily Caller couldn’t immediately reach a spokesman with the New York Democratic Party.

  8. http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/rahm-emanuel-to-raise-funds-for-democratic-campaigns/2012/09/05/956d2ae0-f758-11e1-8253-3f495ae70650_story.html

    “CHARLOTTE — Democratic Party leaders are working feverishly behind the scenes of their national convention here to cajole wealthy donors into giving more money, a sign of growing concern that a widening Republican financial advantage could doom President Obama and other Democratic candidates.

    The anxieties, expressed in back corridors and late-night bar-stool conversations, spilled into public view Wednesday with the announcement that Obama’s former White House chief of staff, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, was quitting his honorary position with the president’s campaign to devote his time to helping raise big-dollar contributions for a pro-Obama super PAC called Priorities USA Action. [snip]

    Bill Burton, a former Obama aide who founded Priorities USA Action, described the efforts as an “all-hands-on-deck moment” in which he and other fundraisers are exhorting potential donors to recognize the gravity of the situation.

    “The Democrats are not concerned enough,” Burton said. “The challenge is making people understand that the threat is real here.”

  9. “The Democrats are not concerned enough,” Burton said. “The challenge is making people understand that the threat is real here.”
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    We know!

  10. from a commenter over at MOTUS. 😆
    I heard it as a “bless his heart” speech. He never praised Obama for anything, but apologized for his failures with all the statistics and fluff.

  11. Newt says Bill Clinton’s presence at Democratic convention will hurt Obama

    ARLINGTON, Va. — Having Bubba keynote the Democratic National Convention may not be such a good idea for Democrats, former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich argued during a press conference Monday.

    Gingrich said that former President Bill Clinton’s presence at the convention in September will just remind voters how liberal Obama’s presidency has been in comparison to the Clinton administration in the 1990s.

    It was announced Monday that Clinton has been tapped by Obama to play a starring role at the convention, slated for September in Charlotte, N.C.

    “There is a huge gap between Bill Clinton’s effort to take the Democratic Party to the center and Barack Obama’s effort to take it to the left,” Gingrich said at a northern Virginia television store. “So I think in a funny kind of way, having President Clinton at the Democratic convention may highlight the difference between the two choices.”

    Gingrich said Clinton’s speech will “remind us that Obama really is a failed left-wing president with high unemployment, high deficits, huge regulatory policies and a very, very bad foreign policy.”

    The Republican said voters will compare the current economic environment to the Clinton years of balanced budgets and welfare reform and all the “things that were done to make the economy better for the American people.”

    “I think that will be a terrific opportunity for those of us who served with President Clinton to point out that Barack Obama is no Bill Clinton,” Gingrich said.

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/30/newt-says-bill-clintons-presence-at-democratic-convention-will-hurt-obama/

  12. Gabby Giffords is supposed to be a “surprise” tonight.

    Update: No Grecian columns tonight. No Doric, no Corinthian, just a pantheon of broken promises and new, shiny, soon to be broken promises, along with tarnished recycled promises. Yup, It’s Dem convention, night three: Savior of mankind to explain where it all went wrong.

    And boy has it gone all wrong. Tonight we will laugh and cry and laugh again as clowns take to the stage. Remember, as we wrote below, when Obama tries to take credit for the Clinton economy yell out “YOU DIDN’T BUILD THAT!”

    We’ll take pity on Joe Biden, he’s now been booted off prime time. We’ll laugh when John Kerry auditions for the job a certain plucky blond lady currently holds. We’ll enjoy Caroline Kennedy as she does her marvelous rendition of “<a href="”>I’ve written a letter to daddy” while remembering how mean ol’ Hillary supporters kept her from becoming the New York State Senator.

    The oddly colored Charlie Crist, beaten to a pulp by Marco Rubio, will also amuse tonight. But in the vast circus tents of Olympus there is no greater clown than the flim-flam man from Chicago. Our lovely shoes are off our smooth feet, ready to be flung at the set as we roar with laughter at the circus clown come a’ callin’.

    Hold on to your stomachs. The circus is in town.

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  13. Gabby Giffords brought on to do the Pledge of Allegiance. To our minds this crosses the line into exploitation and manipulation. Giffords deserves better than this. We’ll understand if some strongly disagree with us.

  14. So, it appears Mr. Bill Clinton will be campaigning for OTurd in OH and FL starting next week. That’s it, I have lost respect for him, a lot of respect. I could understand the 2008 being forced to campaign for Oturd, he and hillary had to do it, then this 2012 speech, now openly campaigning for that PO$ in the WH.
    It appears Mr. Bill Clinton is all in. Lost pretty much most of the respect I had for him, and I voted and campaigned for him in the 1990s. Admin, love your posts, but I don’t think this is a game Clinton is playing, I think he genuinely wants Oturd to win. So, I cannot support him anymore and frankly I’ve lost a lot of respect for him now. This will probably get me chewed out here, and that’s fine, and if I get kicked off from here, I’ll just go find other sites of disenfranchised ex-dems.

    I always saw myself as an American first, not a democrat, I wish Bill Clinton did the same. I can no longer respect him in any sense, he’s willing to tarnish his legacy for some crap of a man who called him and Hillary a racist, who is using them to get ahead. I can no longer respect or support this nonsense, the country is more important than the “Democratic” party or any politician, including the Clintons. Sorry, but I cannot support someone who is supporting the re-election of man who is this destructive to the country.

    The reuters article:

    http://t.co/cW69OESa

  15. What is Caroline Kennedy talking about when she says that Obama and her father supported abortion? As far as we or anyone else knows JFK only supported abortions for his mistresses not as a policy matter.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123086375678148323.html

    Despite Ms. Kennedy’s description of Barack Obama, in a New York Times op-ed, as a “man like my father,” there is no evidence that JFK was pro-choice like Mr. Obama. Abortion-rights issues were in the fledgling stage at the state level in New York and California in the early 1960s. They were not a national concern.

  16. admin
    September 6th, 2012 at 8:00 pm
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    It is to remind the viewers that initially they tried to push it as a Tea Party right wing nut job, only to find out he was a very sick individual more aligned with OWL, but the damage had already been done…

  17. tim
    September 6th, 2012 at 8:02 pm
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    As you know, I was deeply disappointed by Bill’s performance last night. Like others, I have been trying to figure out what was going on.

    Admin has made some excellent points, i.e. he is a player and in it for the long term. Perhaps. But if that is the explanation, then it is passing strange that he did not mention Hillary. To me Cuomo does not matter.

    Morris has made some excellent points, i.e. that Bill may have been attempting to damning Obama with faint praise, focusing on the very issue Obama wants to avoid, i.e. the economy. Perhaps. But if that is the explanation, then it is passing strange that he would campaign for Obama in Ohio, where the white vote is critical.

    I spoke to someone today who is in the know. They told me that Bill has been begging Obama for the chance to speak at the convention, and the cover story that Axelrod overruled Obama, Michelle and Jarrett is all bullshit. According to this individual, Bill wanted the limelight and he wanted to get even with the Republicans. That I can buy.

    Like you, the only thing I care about is this country. And anyone who supports Obama, for whatever reason, is courting disaster for this country.

    For example, I have suggested that it was to feed the delusion, rather than fight it. The core thesis of his comments, i.e. that we are better off now than four years ago is counterintuitive and counterfactual. He did not lay a glove on Romney, etc. Upon reflection, I realize that is not the explanation. I have wondered whether the goal was to

    After looking at both sides of the question Tim, I have come to the same conclusion. He wanted the limelight one last time and for that he was willing to dance with the devil. Also, he did not want the Republican party to regain control of the White House. I

  18. I think it was Holmes who said that in order to find the truth you must be willing to wash your deepest hopes and aspirations in an acid bath of cynisim.

  19. wbboei
    September 6th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    I cannot express how disappointed to the point of disgust I felt reading that Reuters article. The Clintons are very well off, millionaires, and good for them, in fact I have both his and Hillary’s books, both very well written.
    I will never begrudge anyone making a product that people want to buy and getting rich of that, good for them. However, they will not be affected when this country goes down the fiscal chithole, and its coming, there is no way around it, and OTurd will only accelerate it. So, again, this will probably get me chewed out here, but I cannot respect or support anyone who is helping OTurd win. They are now part of the problem as he is now openly and strategically helping OTurd win, the campaiging in OH and FL to me means, he’s in it for Oturd to win, and the disgust I felt when I realised that is more than I can express, I have no other conclusion to come to.

    I’m probably going to start helping/volunteering for the Romney camp much more now and blog less from now on.

  20. That same individual who told me this, also informed me that while Michelle was making the speech about caring for the American People and feeling their pain, she and Barack sent her daughter on a multi million dollar spring break with 21 friends, 25 secret service agents at tax payer expense.

    I asked my friend where she found out about it. She said it was in a British newspaper but the story had been blacked out by big media and the Obama administration. I asked her why the Republicans or FOX had not jumped on the story. Her assumption was that if they did, big media would accuse them of attacking Obama’s family. If that is the explanation, then it is ridiculous. The guilty party is not the child but the parents.

    She printed it, and if I can get the website or the article then I will post it.

    Paranthetically, I had a girlfriend. She married a rich guy who was a former Olympic Swimmer and coach. They got a divorce. She received a $4 million dollar settlement. She took several friends with her to Tuscany and she rented a villa for a year. Within that year the money was gone. All gone. She died tragically, and her father told me this. Unlike Malia, my friend did not have 25 secret service agents, and the taxpayers were not footing the bill.

  21. Southern Born
    September 6th, 2012 at 8:06 pm
    Oh, snore. Caroline.

    Is anyone else as tired as I am of hearing from or about a Kennedy?
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    Yes. After forty years of this. We do not need dynasties, whether their name is Kennedy or Bush. And by the way, lets not get too carried away about someones ability to read a speech which they did not write through a teleprompter. And Teddy was a rapist a murderer and a drunken vainglorious lout. I doubt he is in heaven. St. Peter does not accept bribes. But Lucifer will be glad to give him free room and board for eternity, in the same complex as fat Tim Russert. The world is a better place without them.

  22. “I still think the world of Hillary.”

    I will always respect her, I still have my wife’s posters of Hillary in rain in that black coat as well as one of Palin’s, wife loves both those posters. My wife though has pretty much moved beyond the clintons, she will be finally re-registering as an Independent next week, the spectacle of the whole Jersulum vote and no-God vote was devastating for her to watch, especially the repudiation of Israel on the DNC convention floor, I don’t even think the idiot dims have a single clue how much this hurt people like my wife who were holding out being dems even after the May 31th 2008 fraudulent vote. She did cry, I will admit, watching that booing of Israel.

    Neetabug, you basically retiterated what my wife and SIL have been feeling about Bill Clinton, it took me a while to get there, the reuter’s article basically made me see things the same way as them. I can come to no other conclusion, and honestly, I’m tired of making excuses for him. Democrat or American, for me American comes first, the country will always come first and foremost, not any political party.

  23. From Leonora’s link the story, but “Barack, you’re no FDR”:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2199538/Barack-Obama-promise-better-place-Americans-elect-November.html

    Barack Obama to hail himself as the new Franklin D. Roosevelt: President promises ‘bold, persistent’ leadership like FDR during the Great Depression

    President Barack Obama will tonight lay out his case for being re-elected to a second term by comparing himself to Franklin D. Roosevelt, who won an unprecedented three presidential elections and led America to recovery after the Great Depression.

    He will say: ‘And the truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades. It will require common effort, shared responsibility, and the kind of bold, persistent experimentation that Franklin Roosevelt pursued during the only crisis worse than this one.’ [snip]

    Speech excerpts released in advance showed that Obama would attempt to frame the election not as a referendum on his four-year term, during which unemployment has risen to 8.3 per cent, leaving more than 23 million Americans out of work, but as a choice between him and Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee.

    ‘On every issue, the choice you face won’t be just between two candidates or two parties,’ he was due to say. ‘It will be a choice between two different paths for America. A choice between two fundamentally different visions for the future.’

    This November’s election, he argued, will represent ‘the clearest choice of any time in a generation’ between two different visions.

    ‘And by the way – those of us who carry on his party’s legacy should remember that not every problem can be remedied with another government program or diktat from Washington.

    In a plea for four more years, he will say: ‘But know this, America: Our problems can be solved. Our challenges can be met. The path we offer may be harder, but it leads to a better place.

    ‘And I’m asking you to choose that future. I’m asking you to rally around a set of goals for your country – goals in manufacturing, energy, education, national security, and the deficit; a real, achievable plan that will lead to new jobs, more opportunity, and rebuild this economy on a stronger foundation.

    ‘That’s what we can do in the next four years, and that’s why I’m running for a second term as President of the United States.’ [snip]

    In a statement, Romney said that Obama should report back on his previous promises, not offer new ones.

    ‘I actually think it will be interesting to listen to the President tonight. What I’d like him to do is report on his promises, but there are forgotten promises and forgotten people.

    ‘Over the last four years, the President has said that he was going to create jobs for the American people and that hasn’t happened. He said he would cut the deficit in half and that hasn’t happened. He said that incomes would rise and instead incomes have gone down.

    ‘And I think this is a time not for him not to start restating new promises, but to report on the promises he made. I think he wants a promises reset. We want a report on the promises he made.’

  24. neetabug
    September 6th, 2012 at 9:02 pm
    Tim i feel the same way. Bill is a sell out

    He can campaign here in Ohio O still is going to lose.
    ————————
    Right on all counts.

  25. We agree with HotAir that this is a total crap poll but it is better than the alternative narrative:

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/09/06/reuters-poll-no-bounce-yet-for-obama/

    Reuters poll: No bounce yet for Obama

    “We’re not seeing a sort of glimmer, at this point, of a bump,” said Ipsos pollster Julia Clark…

    “I do think we probably will see a small bump still. Maybe we won’t start seeing it until Friday, Saturday or Sunday. I think it will be very modest,” Clark said…

  26. Joe Biden up next. Right now there is a video in praise of Don’t mess with Joe:

    Enjoy this Pew poll:

    http://www.people-press.org/2012/09/05/biden-in-a-word-good-idiot/

    Asked for their one-word impression of Joe Biden, more people use negative than positive words to describe the vice president. Many of the negative words disparage Biden’s competence and performance, with idiot, incompetent and clown among the terms used most frequently.

  27. You know wbb, school is in session, I don’t this the fraud kids can be traveling around the first week of school?

  28. gonzotx
    September 6th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Thomson Reuters in an international news wire service, much more respected than the american based AP newswire services –> which I call “American Propoganda” (the CEO of AP loves Oturd.)

  29. gonzotx
    September 6th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Both lean left, but Reuters I have found over the years to be decently fair, they have to be, they don’t just cater to the US. AP is just laughable the crap they put out, more than a few of their reporters have to constantly post retractions.

    The way it works, AP puts out opinion pieces disguised as just report of news, all left leaning, all pro-Oturd, then all the cable, local media take that and run with it. There is no double checking of the info, the crap all flows one way. That’s why its so easy to manipulate. In 2008 this was a major problem for Hillary and Mccain.

    Most of the time, it is the local media that actually asks and does real reporting, the well established media, ABC, See-bs, etc, just go with whatever AP says, since they are left themselves it never occurs to question AP or its sources or its lefty views. Like I said, the crap AP puts out when it comes to politics, economics all flows one way, which are subjective topics.

  30. and look what little gem I find at ACE…..Just saying…LOL
    ********************
    Gabby Giffords just led the auditorium in the Pledge of Allegiance, which seems exploitative to me. I know it’s partly a tribute to her, but it’s also a nasty attempt to remind people of the non-fact relentlessly pushed by the media and the Democrats (but I repeat myself), that her shooter was a Republican Radical inspired by Tea Party messaging.*

  31. Folks, where’s the bleeding heart music for Joe’s background?

    Jeeze, there must be something else on.

    I can’t watch the Fraud preach his lies in front of the plastic stained glass.

  32. I forgot to tell you all something, which it didn’t dawn on me till I realized Romney’s father was the source of helping my family out when I was young living in Milwaukee.

    You see we had a Rambler company, and my mother worked at that factory. She loved her job but she had 3 young children to take care of in the summers when school was out. The factory let my mother off every summer till we were old enough to take care of ourselves.

    Flexible employment, family first. People think it is a “new” won benefit. FMLA so to speak. No. Romney did it first.

    My last car in 1975 was a Rambler. I loved that car. It was dependable, not flashy. Always started, good on gas and had a great heater. Very important in WI. I sold it to a sweet AA couple.

    I am going to write Romney’s campaign about my story.

    I actually had tears in my eyes when I made the connection.

  33. Other than being better than a sleeping pill, what is the point of this Biden speech?

    Joe also needs to tell the surgeons not to tighten the eyes so much.

  34. gonzotx
    September 6th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    oh my, what a nice story. Yes, absolutely let the romney camp know that, they have the number posted on the website, you might want to call them in case the email doesn’t get the attention quickly.

    Romneys do seem like nice people. Not the murdering felons who hate hate dogs as Oturd like to protray them as.

  35. Jour-o-listers version 2.0

    Reporters Using ‘Fake Names’ to Buy Obama Campaign Merchandise and Donate at DNC… drudge.tw/ToVGZe

  36. admin

    Someone please, make it stop.

    Must… hang… on… a… few… more hours. Must…. hang… on….

    ————
    You’re pretty tough, you may be the only Hillary supporter that is willing to watch Joe and his side kick…BarackO.

    I just couldn’t take it for two minutes.

  37. a word about Reuters. I was recently interviewed by a senior correspondent from Reuters for several hours about a politically hot topic in my community. She seemed to be doing a great job…fair and balanced. The facts as she related them did not support the politically correct fantasy currently pushed by the liberal medea. At the last minute the story was put on indefinite hold by her superiors.

    So much for fair and balanced

  38. The only message from this entire convention is an attempt to create an emotional bond with the boob. It’s the “please give me another chance” ploy used by those who have failed. It’s not an “I deserve to keep my job because I have done a great job”.

  39. I just turned on TV to hear BO. I think I’m not delusional but I think I heard Obama jus say, “You elected me to tell you the truth…” and of course he was going to do it. Did he really say that?

  40. The Republicans need to put an ad together featuring the booing of God and Jerusalem along with the Dems supporting the Occupy gang. Then add one simple tag line.

    “Four more years of this?”

  41. I tried, I honestly tried to watch it, even for 5 minutes, couldn’t do it. I have a viceral disgust even watching the OTurd for one minute. Congrats for those who can even watch this fraud, a strong stomach is needed to watch his OTurd.

  42. BO keeps saying that the Reps did not and have not given a plan but he has and is. Am I missing it? Has he given a detailed plan or any plan of how he’s going to get this country going again?

    I tuned in late in his speech but I don’t think I can stand another minute of this guy. PHEW!

  43. I tried to post my story on Romney to his site but am having trouble. I will try again tomorrow. Happened one time before with the suggestion link.

    I won’t watch the fiasco.

    Doesn’t the Bible say something about worshiping false Gods?

  44. Some comedic relief from this BS speech.

    ____________________________________________________

    Here are the latest results from TSA body scanning:

    Statistics On Airport Screening From The Department Of Homeland Security:

    Terrorists Discovered 0
    Transvestites 133
    Hernias 1,485
    Hemorrhoid Cases 3,172
    Enlarged Prostates 8,249
    Breast Implants 59,350
    Natural Blondes 3

    (It was also revealed that 535 members of Congress had no testicles or back bones.)

  45. gonzotx
    September 6th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    I was going to post the number they used to have on their website, but it appears they have taken that down. maybe you should contact the local office that way they can forward your info onto the campaign itself.

  46. All on fraud intel by the way, not our best and brightest by any means. He sent out Biden in a drunk and he thought the fraud said Benny and Biden went to Jersey because he was in a fog, and verbally abused poor Benny to death.

    In a cover up, the WH said they got Bin Laden In Pakesthan. This is what Pakesthan is really upset abo

  47. BO says that no American should have to spend their later years at the mercy of insurance companies.

    He’s hitting tax cuts hard…class warfare…bad wealthier people. He alone stands up for the middle class. Need to tax rich.

    He is popping Romney and Ryan hard. It’s not just a State of the Union speech.

    BO is lying and lying and twisting and twisting. He is a piece of crap. This time I really must turn him off before I get sick. PHEW!

  48. Not a good thing to show “Brazilian Americans” for Obama. Although I understand why they are since Obama screwed up the Chicago bid for the Olympics and Brazil won.

  49. About now we can all use some good news instead of the slop served up by the clown:

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/06/romney-campaign-to-carpet-bomb-airwaves-after-obama-nomination-speech/

    Romney campaign to ‘carpet bomb’ airwaves after Obama nomination speech

    Senior Romney-Ryan campaign officials tell Fox News the campaign will launch an enormous media offensive on Friday, the day after President Obama accepts the Democratic Party’s nomination for a second term. The push will include ad buys in several states that will cost tens of millions of dollars.

    Aides said more than a dozen new ads, each tailored to different regions and segments of the electorate, will begin airing Friday, aimed at dramatically shifting the dynamics of a contest that Romney-Ryan aides acknowledge, in terms of the hard realities of the electoral map, have until now favored the Obama-Biden ticket.

    “Time is short,” said one campaign aide. “We have $100 million we’ve just raised. If you look at our burn rate to date and our cash on hand, there’s not much more we can spend on infrastructure. So we’ve got to start spending our general election funds in a big way, because you know what the value of that money is on the day after the election? Zero.”

    Romney-Ryan aides see their recent fundraising edge, in conjunction with spending by the Republican National Committee, as a critical weapon in their battle against the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee. But they also know the advantage will be nowhere near as marked as it was for Mitt Romney during the Republican primaries, against under-funded opponents like Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.

    Former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu, an adviser to the Romney campaign, said this week that its strategy going forward will be to “carpet bomb” the president and vice president.

    Romney-Ryan officials did not repudiate such talk; indeed, one official, in speaking to Fox News, likened the offensive that will begin Thursday to the “daisy cutter” bombs used in the Iraq war.

  50. Are Americans going to buy this load of crap AGAIN?
    He’s now channeling “The American President” – “I’M the president!”
    He has a lot of nerve talking about lack of experience in foreign affairs.
    First FDR and now false humility via Lincoln.
    He won’t let the oil companies write our energy policy – he already gave that job to Duke Energy and Excelon. Biggest corporate sellout EVER.
    He’s putting in all Romney’s talking points – he did the same to Hilary.

    Yuck!

  51. Amazing how concerned Obama is about money in campaigns now that he is the one on the short end.

    Isn’t he the same guy that was shooting for a BILLION dollars for his campaign?

  52. That’s good news, admin. And tomorrow the jobs report comes out – what do you think will be in it?

  53. VotingHillary
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:09 pm
    OOOOOw. NBC is saying Bill’s speech electrified the crowd last night, but Obama’s was workmen-like.
    ***********

    That would be a first for the fraud

  54. It was NOT workmen like, it was pushing every emotional button there is over and over again and lying and lying with nothing new…almost like junk recycled from 2008.

  55. Tweets said they sprayed confetti, since there were no ballons. Do these people have any idea how hard it is to clean up confetti? Takes so much more work, I had to clean floors in my younger days, sometimes after events, hated sweeping up confetti, would stick to the floor, very annoying, made it harder to sweep.

  56. Barry’s a show horse, NBC is the National Barack Channel, wonder how much harder NBC will continue to peddle for their King?

  57. I get the anger at Bil. But, in terms of his speech last night, there are a few reasons, previously mentioned here, to believe that Bill’s intention was to do more harm than good, and that he accomplished that goal.

    I don’t believe that business about Bill begging to speak at the convention, wanting one last big speech. First of all, I don’t think it will be his last, and secondly, the man gets major attention throughout the world for the work his foundation does. I don’t think he needed this convention, which was ditched by every Dem who could get away with it, to feed his ego.

    I think, as was posted in a previous article, that the Obama peeps, recognizing that drastic measures were needed, swallowed their dislike of the Bill just long enough to cajole him into speaking. Who else did they have, with any star power? Michelle? hell no. Biden? no answer needed. A video of Jimmy Carter – guaranteed to put the crowd to sleep. Caroline Kennedy, who is as removed from real Americans as anyone could be. Additionally, as was said earlier – who gives a damn about Caroline or the Kennedys?

    As far as Bill’s campaigning for Obama goes – he has done it before, on several occasions. Maybe the fact that he has agreed to speak in Ohio and Florida is reason enough to lose respect for him. But, seriously, I think we want Bill to look at things from our perspectives, and to act accordingly. Given his position in the party, and the emotional investment he and Hillary have made in the Dem Party, I think it’s unrealistic to expect that he would totally abandon it and his perceived obligations to it. I would love it if he did so, but for now, I’m reserving judgment about Bill and his actions with regard to the Dems and Obama.

    Don’t forget, after 2008, Bill campaigned ONLY for Dem candidates who supported Hillary. The Clintons know how to do politics. I’m adopting a wait and see attitude about Big Dawg. I may be forced to face the facts, in the near future, and give up any illusions about Bill. But, for now, I see him as someone who cares about the American people and their welfare immensely. I see him as someone who can bite the bullet (though not as well as Hillary can) and do what he feels he must, while waiting for the opportune moment to gather up his resources, call in the chits, and make his move.

  58. We know of Hillary’s 18,000,000, the vast majority voted for the fool.We didn’t, some voted McCain, but the vast majority voted for the fool.

    =====================

    Iirc, wasn’t it about half of Hillary’s 18,000,000 who voted for Obama, and maybe 1/4 for McPalin and 1/4 for third party or stayed home.

    The calculation was complicated by the fact that pollsters kept starting with Democrats before asking whether they’d supported O or H in the primary, so those PUMAs who were no longer Democrats didn’t get asked.

  59. WTF was that bow anyway? If he was trying to send a subliminal message of “Emperor”, way too subtle for the masses. Looked like paying homage.

    ====================

    Looked more like he was on the way to ROTFLHAO.

  60. Also, he did not want the Republican party to regain control of the White House.

    ========================

    D’oh. That could explain a lot of what he and Hillary have been doing since spring of 2008.

  61. initially they tried to push it as a Tea Party right wing nut job, only to find out he was a very sick individual more aligned with OWL

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    OWL? Loughner?

  62. What is Caroline Kennedy talking about when she says that Obama and her father supported abortion?

    =======================

    Maybe JFK believed in separation of church and state?

  63. LOL…ACE

    **********************
    Michelle Obama Wants You to Skip a Meal

    No not so you’ll lose weight you fatass – but so that you can give the money to the Obama campaign that you would have spent feeding your family with that evil, fattening crap you call food.

    Ann Althouse got an email from First Lady Michelle Obama today, suggesting families give up a meal and donate that money to her husband’s reelection campaign.

    That’s a lot of gall, coming from a woman who had a $4,500 designer dress custom made for last night’s short talk, and who has been on 18 vacations costing a million dollars or more to taxpayers since waltzing into the White House.
    And don’t forget the $540 tennis shoes. Or some of her previous hits:

    “The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more.”
    And that someone else is Barack Obama. And the pie is yours.

    “For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country,” she told a Milwaukee crowd today, “because it feels like hope is making a comeback.”
    “Barack knows that we are going to have to make sacrifices; we are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.”
    “The realities are that, you know, as a black man, you know, Barack can get shot going to the gas station, you know. ”
    “For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction.”
    Now they’re just hungry for Obama’s campaign.

    “Together, we can help make sure that every family that walks into a restaurant can make an easy, healthy choice.”
    Which is having an un-meal for the One.

    “We’re going to have to make sacrifices, we’re going to have to change our conversation, we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history and we’re going to have to move to a different place.”
    “He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed. ”
    “America is just downright mean.”

  64. Epic fail at the convention tonight.

    ____________________________________________________

    Charlotte, N.C. – The final night of the Democratic National Convention brought anger and frustration to thousands of people inside and outside the arena in Charlotte, N.C., after security was ramped up to levels many people apparently were not expecting.

    Delegates and other spectators found themselves blocked from where they needed to go in the hours before President Obama’s speech.

    With 50,000 fewer seats inside the arena than in the outdoor stadium initially chosen to host the event, those with anything less than “bowl-level” seating were told they would not find seats anywhere but behind the stage — if they were lucky.

    Early in the evening, fire marshals locked down the floor, leaving delegates who had left their seats to find food or use the bathroom unable to get back in. While delegates were allowed to go back in after a while, nobody else was allowed in — including some press, among them FoxNews.com, despite having passes to access the bowl area.

    Those with bowl seating who were not delegates were told to find seats on the second-floor level — though the second-floor level had 100 seats behind the stage with no view of speakers or the giant TV screen inside the stadium.

    On the second floor, people were directed to one section behind the stage. “There are 100 seats left — that’s it — with obstructed view,” a Time Warner arena worker told those trying to enter. Even then, only those with certain passes were allowed in.

    Charlotte native Crystal Anthony and her sister and friends — all decked out in Obama shirts, buttons and other items — had orange stadium vendor passes but weren’t allowed in to the seats behind the stage.

    “I wouldn’t have come if I’d known orange couldn’t get in,” she told FoxNews.com. “I would’ve stayed at home. This is terrible. We may have to watch on screen or just walk around here (in the concourse).”

    She added: “This is ridiculous. We can’t even hear out here.”

    Adding insult to injury, those denied seats behind the stage later tried to use the ATM outside the nearby gate but found it out of order.

    “Really? Really?” a man wearing a tall Obama hat said to no one in particular before running down the concourse. “No seat, no cash,” he said.

    Inside the section, the few people with green passes who didn’t mind having no view listened to former Rep. Gabrielle Gifford lead the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance — but looked at one another confused when the crowd went wild afterward and couldn’t see what was happening.

    On the bowl level, delegates screamed at those guarding the path to their seats when they were told they couldn’t bring their soda — only water — back to their seats.

    Outside, hundreds screamed at security when the building was locked down and nobody was allowed inside. Delegates and others weren’t allowed past the magnetometers at the security check point.

    Thousands of people with passes ended up locked out when the building reached capacity. They screamed: “We want an explanation!”

    One woman in a wheelchair, after getting jostled and sitting among a pressing crowd, finally gave up and had a friend push her out, saying “enough is enough.”

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/06/tensions-run-high-as-venue-downsize-security-upgrade-cause-convention-chaos/#ixzz25knJRovW

  65. About as nasty as he is a liar:

    http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=BD600020-5E9A-4036-81C5-5F5FB931E45C

    A crabby, negative campaign that has been more about misleading and marginal controversies than the major challenges facing the country? Barack Obama and Mitt Romney can both claim parenthood of this ugly child.

    But there is a particular category of the 2012 race to the low road in which the two sides are not competing on equal terms: Obama and his top campaign aides have engaged far more frequently in character attacks and personal insults than the Romney campaign.

    With a few exceptions, Romney has maintained that Obama is a bad president who has turned to desperate tactics to try to save himself. But Romney has not made the case that Obama is a bad person, nor made a sustained critique of his morality a central feature of his campaign.

    Obama, who first sprang to national attention with an appeal to civility, has made these kind of attacks central to his strategy. The argument, by implication from Obama and directly from his surrogates, is not merely that Romney is the wrong choice for president but that there is something fundamentally wrong with him.

    To make the case, Obama and his aides have used an arsenal of techniques — personal ridicule, suggestions of ethical misdeeds and aspersions against Romney’s patriotism — that many voters and commentators claim to abhor, even as the tactics have regularly proved effective.

    The unequal distribution of personal putdowns — Obama and his team indulging in them far more frequently than Romney — has been largely obscured by two factors. [snip]

    Lost in the smoke is the fact that few of the personal assaults — as opposed to political or policy criticisms — have come from Romney or his official representatives. The Romney campaign has leveled charges — on welfare reform, for instance — that take liberties with the truth, but few attacks on Obama as a person.

    The imbalance is notable in the context of recent history. For more than a generation — since Michael Dukakis got savaged in 1988 and Bill Clinton decried the “politics of personal destruction” in the 1990s — it has been woven into the self-image of many Democrats that they are victims rather than victimizers when it comes to personal attacks. [snip]

    — Obama senior adviser David Axelrod early in the campaign called Romney “a charlatan.” Senior White House adviser David Plouffe made the same hollow-man argument during the GOP primaries: “You get the sense with Mitt Romney that if he thought it was good to say the sky was green and the grass was blue to win an election, he’d say it.”

    Obama’s campaign has suggested Romney is deceitful or corrupt. Deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter, highlighting inconsistencies in Romney’s explanation of his departure from Bain Capital, suggested that Romney is “misrepresenting his position at Bain to the SEC, which is a felony.” The alternative, she said, is Romney was lying to the American people. Last weekend, Cutter said that Romney and Paul Ryan think “lying is a virtue,” judging from the factual misrepresentations of the GOP convention.

    — Obama’s campaign and surrogates say Romney’s business decisions and his personal finances call his patriotism into question.

    Speaking Tuesday night at the convention here, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland said “Mitt Romney has so little economic patriotism that even his money needs a passport. It summers on the beaches of the Cayman Islands and winters on the slopes of the Swiss Alps.”

    A little later, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley pummeled Romney over his offshore funds: “Swiss bank accounts never built an American bridge. Swiss bank accounts don’t put cops on the beat or teachers in our classrooms.”

    An Obama campaign ad criticizing Romney’s tenure as a “corporate CEO” who outsourced jobs concluded with the observation, “It’s just what you expect from a guy who had a Swiss bank account.”

    And then there was the infamous ad from the pro-Obama group Priorities USA Action, featuring a laid-off steelworker, Joe Soptic, recounting how he lost his job and health insurance when Bain closed a factory. Years later, Soptic’s wife died and the man pins Romney with some responsibility: “I do not think Mitt Romney realizes what he’s done to anyone. And furthermore, I do not think Mitt Romney is concerned.”

    — Obama and his aides have portrayed Romney as a figure of ridicule, a kind of modern-day Thurston Howell III. The president mocked Romney’s use of the word “marvelous,” saying, “It’s a word you don’t often hear.” In Iowa last month, he made jeering references at three stops in a row to a story from the early ’80s about how Romney’s dog, Seamus, was put in a crate atop the car on Romney family vacations.

    These remarks on the surface count as good-natured ribbing. But Obama aides have made clear that they have studied how similar images — a helmeted Dukakis looking like Rocky the Flying Squirrel while riding a tank in 1988, or Kerry wind-surfing in a wetsuit in 2004 — can be used to devastating effect. [snip]

    Markos Moulitsas, the Daily Kos blogger who has reveled in the apparent success of the Democratic campaign against Romney, said there was nothing wrong with branding Romney — accurately, in his view — as an “unlikable buffoon.”

    “None of what the Obama campaign is doing is false. Mitt Romney is a terrible human being, and it’s not hard to make that case with the available facts. What kind of human being tortures his dog? What kind of person has Swiss bank accounts?” Moulitsas wrote in an email. “Every presidential campaign is negative. Including 2008. (How many houses did McCain own?)”

    No mention in the Politico article above of the complicity of Big Media.

  66. This best sums up the Obama/Pelosi/Reid/Brazille/Dean Dem party.This is the Dem party OBAMA un-built.
    ____________________________________________________

    Julian Castro is no Barack Obama. And for that, Democrats have themselves to blame.

    The focus of this week’s Democratic convention was President Obama. Lost in the adulation was the diminished state to which he has brought his broader party. Today’s Democrats are a shadow of 2008—struggling for re-election, isolated to a handful of states, lacking reform ideas, bereft of a future political bench. It has been a stunning slide.

    The speech by Mr. Castro, the young and charismatic mayor of San Antonio, was the Democrats’ attempt to recapture the party optimism that then-Senate candidate Obama sparked at the 2004 convention. John Kerry didn’t win, but that year marked the start of an ambitious Democratic plan to revitalize the party.

    In 2006, Nancy Pelosi muzzled her liberal inclinations to recruit and elect her “Majority Makers”—a crop of moderate and conservative Democrats who won Republican districts and delivered control of the House for the first time in 14 years.

    Democrats in 2006 also claimed the Senate, with savvy victories in states like Montana and Virginia. The party thumped Republicans in gubernatorial races, winning in the South (Arkansas), the Mountain West (Colorado), and in Ohio (for the first time since 1991). A vibrant candidate Obama further boosted Democratic ranks in 2008.

    By 2009, President Obama presided over what could fairly be called a big-tent coalition. The Blue Dog caucus had swelled to 51 members, representing plenty of conservative America. Democrats held the majority of governorships. Mr. Obama had won historic victories in Virginia and North Carolina. The prediction of liberal demographers John Judis and Ruy Teixeira’s 2004 book, “The Emerging Democratic Majority”—lasting progressive dominance via a coalition of minorities, women, suburbanites and professionals—attracted greater attention among political analysts.

    It took Mr. Obama two years to destroy this potential, with an agenda that forced his party to field vote after debilitating vote—stimulus, ObamaCare, spending, climate change. The public backlash, combined with the president’s mismanagement of the economy, has reversed Democrats’ electoral gains and left a party smaller than at any time since the mid-1990s.

    Of the 21 Blue Dogs elected since 2006, five remain in office. The caucus is on the verge of extinction, as members have retired, been defeated in primaries waged by liberal activists, or face impossible re-elections. The GOP is set to take Senate seats in North Dakota and Nebraska, and maybe to overturn Democratic toeholds in states from Montana to Virginia. There is today a GOP senator in Massachusetts. Republicans claim 29 governorships and may gain two to four more this year.

    As for the presidential race, Republicans are in sight of taking back Virginia and North Carolina and are competitive in supposedly new Democratic strongholds like Colorado and New Mexico. The GOP is also making unexpected inroads in Wisconsin and Iowa. The real story of the Obama presidency is the degree to which he has pushed his party back toward its coastal and urban strongholds.

    All this was vividly on display in Charlotte this week. While the party’s most vulnerable members aren’t in outright mutiny against Mr. Obama, more than two dozen didn’t risk attending the convention.

    In contrast to last week’s GOP celebration of reformist GOP governors, the Charlotte podium was largely dominated by activists (Sandra Fluke, Lilly Ledbetter), the liberal congressional faithful (Mrs. Pelosi, Harry Reid), and urban mayors from failing states (Los Angeles’s Antonio Villaraigosa, Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel).While the GOP has feted its upcoming stars—including minority governors like New Mexico’s Susana Martinez and Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal—the president has done little to nurture his down-ballot partners. Where is the next generation of Democrats?

    Which brings us to Mr. Castro. Mr. Obama lit up the political scene in 2004 with a lofty convention speech that told a heartfelt story, appealed to the best of America, and never once mentioned George W. Bush.

    Mr. Castro, by contrast, was tasked by the Obama team with laying out the bitter Democratic themes of this election. His own eloquent story was weighed down by his job of ridiculing Mitt Romney, lauding government, and stoking class warfare. The comparisons of Mr. Castro in 2012 with Mr. Obama in 2004 are misplaced; Mr. Obama has made them impossible.

    Mr. Castro must be wondering what chance he has of higher office in Texas, which today has not one statewide elected Democrat. It’s a question for Democrats across wide sections of the country.

    The liberals who supported Mr. Obama’s expansion of the entitlement state are pinning everything on Mr. Obama’s re-election, assuming it will cement their big-government gains and allow them to grind back congressional majorities in the future.

    But contemplate the situation if he loses. Consider a Democratic Party that may hold neither the White House nor Congress, that has disappeared in parts of the country, and that has few future Obama-like stars. Compare that to 2008. This is the party Barack Obama un-built.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443686004577635422609097482.html

  67. Krauthammer:

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/09/06/krauthammer_on_obama_one_of_the_emptiest_speeches_i_have_ever_heard.html

    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I was stunned. This is a man who gave one of the great speeches of our time in 2004, and he gave one of the emptiest speeches I have ever heard on a national stage. Yes, it had cadence, and yes, there were deceptions in it, but that is not what is so striking about it. There was nothing in it. This is a man who believes that government can and should do a lot. There is nothing in here that tells us how he’s going to go from today to tomorrow. For any of the so called goals and what government is going to do, what is he going to enact?

    At least Romney had a five point plan. What we heard from Obama was a vision. And he pulls numbers out of a hat. 100,000 new math and science teachers. 600,000 more people working in natural gas. Two million more trainees, and he doesn’t say how we get from A to B. It’s a vision. I have a vision of an America where there is no disease and everybody has a private airplane, but unless I tell you how we get there, I’ve said nothing. And what is so surprising, is that – all he had left – he can’t speak about his record on the economy, and it’s not a good one. As we heard, he didn’t speak about achievements, the one that’s liberals like, ObamaCare, stimulus and etc… they’re unpopular.

    So, at least he would talk about the future, what he’s going to to. There was nothing there. I’m amazed that he was — it was like this is a guy who is the A student in the class turning in a paper clearly a C, and the teacher says, “How could you do this? Why did you mail it in?” I felt the Biden speech was infinitely better, because it was empathic and carried a message, but the Obama speech, I thought was flat and had no content in it. Otherwise, I loved it, really…

    KRAUTHAMMER: Well, it is the heart of the debate with Republicans and Romney. The heart of the debate between left and right, since the French Revolution. The individual or community, and he stands for the community, which he translates as government. So with that abstract, a cleverly sealed argument.

    But, that is not what you’re talking about in an acceptance speech, when you’ve been in power for four years. People expect you to say I’m going to do X, Y, and Z, and we didn’t hear any of that. So, as a philosophical issue, yes, but without any of that meat on the bone, I think it rings quite hollow.

    KRAUTHAMMER: I think it does [affect Independents] and I think it’s a negative. If you’re an independent and aren’t a committed person on the left or right. And you were sort of a pragmatist, and you’re listening and the President offers you numbers out of a hat, he wants a lot of this and that. He’s mentioning again and again with wind and solar and algae, but he didn’t use a word, he used biofuel. And you say, I’ve heard this, this is nothing new. This, is what he tried, he talked about. Where is the meat to make me think that I should have hope and faith? That we will achieve anything? That is what I think he’s lacking. I think for independents, it will send him somewhat backwards.

    Pretty much what we wrote: not much there, we’ve heard it all before.

  68. Et tu Obama loving Tomasky?:

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/09/07/obama-a-pedestrian-and-overconfident-speech.html

    Obama: A Pedestrian and Overconfident Speech

    Let’s be blunt. Barack Obama gave a dull and pedestrian speech tonight, with nary an interesting thematic device, policy detail, or even one turn of phrase. The crowd sure didn’t see it my way. The delegates were near delirium; to what extent they were merely still feeding off the amassed energy of the previous two nights I can’t say.

    And swing voters watching at home? They probably weren’t as bored as I was, but it seems inconceivable that they’d have been enraptured. This was the rhetorical equivalent, forgive the football metaphor, of running out the clock: Obama clearly thinks he’s ahead and just doesn’t need to make mistakes. But when football teams do that, it often turns out to be the biggest mistake of all, and they lose.

    I didn’t like the lack of specifics at all. The thing I loved most about the Clinton speech was the specifics. [snip]

    The night’s big thematic device, the “it wasn’t me, it was you” business, sounded like a somewhat forced attempt, frankly, to come up with…something. He was trying to re-inspire the Obamabots of 2008. But it felt very superficial to me. Nothing in this speech was developed, nothing given hard thought, nothing that built to a great moment. Jeezy peezy, did Mitt Romney give a better speech last week? Not quite, but almost.

    The question is, did he let the air out of the balloon here? Lose the momentum that gathered with such undeniable force over the previous two nights? I suspect he may have. If he comes out of this convention with under a three-point bounce, that will constitute a horrible missed opportunity. This thing was teed up for him to build a five-point lead. If there’s little movement in next week’s polls, then there’s also little doubt whose fault it is. Michelle did her job, and Clinton more than did his.

    Joe Biden wasn’t very good either. His delivery was solid. His attacks were better than Obama’s were. But largely it was another play it safe speech. I don’t know what makes these guys think they can afford to give speeches like that. They’ve got hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of attack ads coming at them starting with this weekend’s football games, an onslaught such as we’ve never seen. They’re hardly in a position to play it safe. The people in the hall loved it, or strived to make it appear that they did. They feel protectively toward him. Swing voters, not so much. He’s going to have to do much better than this.

  69. gonzotx
    September 6th, 2012 at 9:36 pm
    You know wbb, school is in session, I don’t this the fraud kids can be traveling around the first week of school?
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    gonzotx lets take it one step at a time. Let me get the article and post it. This may have happened last month in which case school would not be the issue.

  70. The President’s Fountain of Youth Is Drying Up
    In 2008 young voters chose Obama over McCain by 66% to 32%. Today he leads Romney by 49% to 41%.
    Thursday night at the Democratic convention, President Barack Obama could continue relentlessly assaulting Gov. Mitt Romney, put the best face on his own record, or offer a substantive vision for the future. But no matter what themes he emphasizes, we know his acceptance speech will target groups that propelled him to victory in 2008 and remain critical to his re-election, especially Hispanics, women and young people.

    The good news for Mr. Obama is that he has maintained his 2008 margin among Hispanics. The bad news is that less than half (42%) of Hispanic respondents said they were “very interested” in November’s election, according to an Aug. 20 NBC/WSJ/Telemundo poll.

    The news is worse among women. Despite a summer of Democratic attacks on the GOP for waging a “war on women,” the president’s “unfavorable impression” rating among women is up 11 points since April to 50% unfavorable/46% favorable in this week’s ABC/Washington Post poll.

    This has depressed his overall favorable/unfavorable rating to 46%/49%, only slightly better than Mr. Romney’s 43%/48%. The percentage of women with a “favorable impression” of Mr. Romney is up eight points since April.

    Then there are voters ages 18 to 29, among Mr. Obama’s most important supporters in 2008. The roughly 23.7 million “millennials” who voted in 2008 were 18% of the electorate, up 2.9 million voters over the previous presidential race. They gave Mr. Obama 66% to Sen. John McCain’s 32%, according to exit polls. This margin of roughly eight million votes was a major chunk of Mr. Obama’s overall edge of 9.6 million.

    But youthful enthusiasm for Mr. Obama has waned. In October 2008, 78% of voters 18-29 told Gallup they would definitely vote that year. Now it’s 58%.

    There’s also evidence that fewer younger people are registered. A November 2011 study from Tufts University found that 43% of the decline in Nevada’s voter rolls since 2008 came from voters ages 18-24. Similarly, while North Carolina’s rolls rose by 93,709 over that period, more than 48,000 younger voters were dropped from the rolls, 80% of them Democrats.

    Mr. Obama’s lead over Mr. Romney in the latest JZ Analytics poll among voters ages 18-29 is 49% to 41%. If young voters turn out this fall in the same numbers as in 2008 and give Mr. Obama this eight-point margin, it will take 2.8 million votes from Mr. Obama’s total and add more than 3.3 million to Mr. Romney’s tally.

    Why does Mr. Obama dramatically trail his 2008 performance among younger voters? His failures to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, abruptly end U.S. military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, or make global warming a centerpiece of his agenda probably affect only a small number of young liberals.

    Mr. Obama’s biggest problem with millennials is almost certainly his failure to reignite the economy. Robust growth is needed to create the new jobs they need.

    The anemic 2.2% annual growth since 2009 has resulted in 12.7% unemployment among young men and women ages 18-29, according a July poll by Generation Opportunity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization mobilizing young voters. Over 1.7 million young adults have become so discouraged that they have dropped out of the workforce. Youth unemployment would be 16.7% if they were factored in.

    College graduates often find no one is hiring in their chosen career. Student loan debt is at record levels. According to a Pew Research Center survey in December, 53% of all young adults ages 18-24 said they “live with parents now or moved back in with parents temporarily because of [the] economy.”

    The July poll by Generation Opportunity reported that 84% of young Americans are delaying important decisions or feel their plans are in jeopardy. More than a third—38%—are delaying finding their own place. Some 31% said they are delaying starting a family, and 23% said they are delaying getting married. Dangerously for the president, 76% believe the lack of job opportunities—not the lack of government—is shrinking the middle class.

    On every front, Mr. Obama is on the defensive, fighting to keep states and voter groups in his winning coalition. He can absorb some erosion from his 2008 totals, but not much. Right now the signs are ominous for him.

    Mr. Romney—with his young and personable running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan—can make real inroads with frustrated and disappointed millenials who supported Mr. Obama four years ago. These young voters are willing to give Messrs. Romney and Ryan a hearing. The Republicans ticket has 61 days to persuade them that the GOP is the party of opportunity and ideas.

  71. Forget it Wbboei. We remember that story. It is one of a series of stories that wrote about the Obama girls. The White House made a lot of threats and soon thereafter websites started deleting it. Google started deleting it. News websites started deleting it. It was a complete rewrite of history.

    If the story you are referring to is the one we remember reading it is now long gone into the spiral drainage hole of Big Media Obama protection.

  72. wbboei, that incident happen at Spring Break last or this year. The story started to build, and then there was an earthquake down there, and the story became one of getting Os daughter out of there. There was concern for her, and the rest of the story just faded.

  73. Obama 2008 voter and Big Pink hater Peggy Noonan:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/declarations.html

    Barack Obama is deeply overexposed and often boring. He never seems to be saying what he’s thinking. His speech Thursday was weirdly anticlimactic. There’s too much buildup, the crowd was tired, it all felt flat. He was somber, and his message was essentially banal: We’ve done better than you think. Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?

    There were many straw men. There were phrases like “the shadow of a shuttered steel mill,” which he considers writerly. But they sound empty and practiced now, like something you’ve heard in a commercial or an advertising campaign.

    It was stale and empty. He’s out of juice [snip]

    Was it a good convention?

    Beneath the funny hats, the sweet-faced delegates, the handsome speakers and the babies waving flags there was something disquieting. All three days were marked by a kind of soft, distracted extremism. It was unshowy and unobnoxious but also unsettling. [snip]

    The fight over including a single mention of God in the platform—that was extreme
    . The original removal of the single mention by the platform committee—extreme. The huge “No!” vote on restoring the mention of God, and including the administration’s own stand on Jerusalem—that wasn’t liberal, it was extreme. Comparing the Republicans to Nazis—extreme. The almost complete absence of a call to help education by facing down the powers that throw our least defended children under the school bus—this was extreme, not mainstream.

    The sheer strangeness of all the talk about abortion, abortion, contraception, contraception. I am old enough to know a wedge issue when I see one, but I’ve never seen a great party build its entire public persona around one. Big speeches from the heads of Planned Parenthood and NARAL, HHS Secretary and abortion enthusiast Kathleen Sebelius and, of course, Sandra Fluke.

    “Republicans shut me out of a hearing on contraception,” Ms. Fluke said. But why would anyone have included a Georgetown law student who never worked her way onto the national stage until she was plucked, by the left, as a personable victim?

    What a fabulously confident and ingenuous-seeming political narcissist Ms. Fluke is. She really does think—and her party apparently thinks—that in a spending crisis with trillions in debt and many in need, in a nation in existential doubt as to its standing and purpose, in a time when parents struggle to buy the good sneakers for the kids so they’re not embarrassed at school . . . that in that nation the great issue of the day, and the appropriate focus of our concern, is making other people pay for her birth-control pills. That’s not a stand, it’s a non sequitur. She is not, as Rush Limbaugh oafishly, bullyingly said, a slut. She is a ninny, a narcissist and a fool.
    [snip]

    So: was it a good convention? We’ll know by the polls, by the famous bounce, or lack of it. A guess? Dead-cat bounce. Just like the Republicans got.

  74. Hillbuzzer Kevin’s view of why Bill Clinton did what he did:

    http://hillbuzz.org/top-ten-things-you-need-to-know-about-day-two-of-the-democrats-convention-september-5th-2012-2012

    6. Bill Clinton was there last night to make sure black people don’t hate the Clintons and ensure blacks will back Hillary in 2016. It’s amazing to me how many conservatives never understand what the Clintons “are up to” at any given point. I don’t think they’re very mysterious and I think they telegraph what they are planning quite well. My boyfriend Justin’s mother is unhinged when it comes to the Clintons and texted him all through Bill’s speech last night; Justin’s parents have been obsessed with the Clintons for years. I have a secret fantasy of asking Hillary the next time I see her at something to give Justin’s mother a call on the phone to say hi. I think it would be like when Mary Hart’s voice on the TV supposedly gave that one woman seizures in the early 90s. The reason Bill Clinton spoke last night was largely because he loves attention and knows his health issues mean he doesn’t have too many more Conventions to speak at. Bill is not going to be a Jimmy Carter who is hanging around politics into his 80s, because unfortunately Big Dawg has a bad heart and won’t be with us for much longer. I like the man and find him endlessly entertaining and can tell you that he’s so charming it is genuinely exciting to stand there in a line getting the chance to shake his hand and have him tower over you because he’s a giant in person. I will miss him greatly when he is gone. Last night was all about getting black people to remember how much they used to love the Clintons before they had a black president to fixate on. Clinton was repairing any lingering fallout from 2008 when Hillary ran against the black man in the primaries and black people’s racism caused them to hate the Clintons for a while “for trying to stand in the way of the first black president”. Bill and Hillary need blacks to come back on board for 2016 and for them to forget they were ever mad at the Clintons. So Bill praised Michelle Obama’s speech the night before (and it was a good speech from someone who worked hard to improve her public speaking abilities) and he stood there and said all the right things to make black people leave that convention hall saying, “I always liked him…he sure did go out there and work hard for Obama!”. Hillary Clinton was as far away from this Convention as was humanly possible. Last night, she was in the Cook Islands in the South Pacific. She pulled that trick in 2010 for the mid-term elections when she was on a beach in Papua New Guinea as Democrats were creamed at the polls. I bet she will be in New Zealand or on Easter Island or someplace like that when Democrats lose big on November 6th, too. Hillary wants none of the blame for anything happening domestically to Democrats…and at the same time Bill Clinton is doing brand repair with blacks to make sure they don’t blame the Clintons in any way for Obama’s loss. This is not mysterious behavior…it all makes perfect sense if you just realize that the 2016 race for the Democrat nomination has already begun.

  75. Epic failure.

    Someone better start holding open the emergency exit doors because that speech is going to start a lot of people towards the Obama exit doors.

    Lacking in any sort of thrill, style, substance, it was the one speech that needed to make the difference, instead it came off as a lower brand version of the original, kind of like you were epecting heinz beans but got the discount white branded discount foodstamp store version.

    His speech didnt bring anyone in, in fact it probably had the opposite effect, push them more towards the challenger. Obama became McCain in 2008, he’s given up and its there for all to see, he really did’nt want to be there, i suspect he’d rather have been on the golf course.

  76. His speech didnt bring anyone in, in fact it probably had the opposite effect, push them more towards the challenger. Obama became McCain in 2008, he’s given up and its there for all to see, he really did’nt want to be there, i suspect he’d rather have been on the golf course.

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    Like yesterdays brand he is stale. Worse however, he fails the ultimate test of any brand, and that is performance. Nevertheless the dims and big media are delerious as ever, not realizing how much has changed in the last four years. Barack has the word failure stamped across his forehead. FAILURE.

  77. wbboei
    September 7th, 2012 at 2:02 am

    Like yesterdays brand he is stale. Worse however, he fails the ultimate test of any brand, and that is performance. Nevertheless the dims and big media are delerious as ever, not realizing how much has changed in the last four years. Barack has the word failure stamped across his forehead. FAILURE.

    …………………………………………………………….

    Question is, how many of his base is actually left, i suspect its a lot less than it was in 2008 and shrinking rapidly, seriously, you should have seen the twitter reaction, it went from elated to bored within a few minutes of him talking, also suspect, the hard core bots watched it, many other potential swing voters probably got bored in minutes, it was that type of speech you tune out after a while and it ends up as blah blah blah in your head.

    That speech was aimed primarily and purely at the base and no-one else and i don’t think the Obama base is that bothered about turning out in Nov.

    How do you square and come out looking good when the Dems and the media is saying Biden’s speech was way better than Obama, thats when you know this was a bad bad speech.

    The problem for Obama is most people remember Obama in 2008, most look at him now in 2012 and think “How did i vote for that”.

    Obama needed a game changer, a major campaign kick and all that was is an equivalent of Mondale’s campaign on a zimmerframe.

  78. One last thing about tonight’s DNC events that just burned me up to know end. The tribute that was done to the late Geraldine Ferraro to remind us all of how the Dems “support” women.

    Well, here is a “reminder” from Geraldine herself of how supportive the Dems were. Yea, she was a racist too in 2008.

    And to Eva Longoria, 2008 Hillary supporter, WAKE THE HELL UP.


  79. That should be “no end”, but then again maybe it was a Freudian slip since I do KNOW what sexists the Dems really are.

  80. with reviews like this, you know Obama flopped bigtime with the Dems.

    http://swampland.time.com/2012/09/07/the-obama-speech-4/?iid=sl-main-lede

    Obama Argues for a Second Term without Closing the Deal

    The speech disappointed me, and I’m not quite sure why.

    Perhaps it was the absence of detail. The only propositional statistic I remember is him calling for 100,000 more math and science teachers. I wanted him to say: here’s what we did that worked, here’s where we need to work harder, here are a few things we’ve learned we have to do differently, here’s what I hope we can do. In a way, he was hamstrung–as Romney was–by his personal distaste for tooting his own horn. I actually liked the detail in Joe Biden’s speech better, the stories of Obama saving the auto industry and making the decision to whack Osama bin Laden–but even there, Biden didn’t quite deliver: he did not, perhaps could not, say that it was really ballsy to go into Pakistan, without their permission, and that our generals were advising the President to bomb the compound, rather than send in the SEALs who were able to retrieve all sorts of valuable information that has led to the death or capture of many more Al Qaeda leaders. President Obama defied the generals and achieved a better result than they were willing to imagine.

    But I still wonder: what is he going to do with his second term? What are the next things we need to do as a nation? Why did he limit his defense of the Affordable Care Act to a sentence or two about a girl with a pre-existing condition in Phoenix? Why didn’t he say more about the revival in manufacturing that seems just to be beginning? Why didn’t he get more specific, and dreamy, about the whiz-bang new energy products that are being developed by basic research government agencies like ARPA-E? He talked about goals–why did none of them seem big? Why can’t I remember any of them? Why didn’t he talk about the world’s largest solar farm, underway in Nevada? Why didn’t he envision an America–happening right now, by the way–where people can put solar tiles on their roofs, take care of their own electrical needs and sell the surplus to their local utilities? Or something else. Whatever. Something to hang onto and aim for.

    …………………….

    Read on

    When Obama supporters like this have no idea how to spin, it falls back on Romney is bad. Suspect going to be many MSM headaches today because Bambi did’nt deliver.

  81. Remember I was saying about Polls in Blue states getting tighter….we saw Connecticut with Obama ahead only by 8%

    Well this slipped by yesterday.

    http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-and-centers/polling-institute/new-jersey/release-detail?ReleaseID=1793

    Obama ahead in NJ by only 7…………….

    President Barack Obama tops Gov. Mitt Romney, his Republican challenger, 51 – 44 percent among New Jersey likely voters, who say the president will do a better job on Medicare and health care while Romney will do a better job on the economy, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

    This is the first measure of New Jersey likely voters by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University and can not be compared to earlier surveys of registered voters.

    The gender and racial gaps are wide as Obama leads 57 – 38 percent among women and 92 – 3 percent among blacks. Romney leads 51 – 44 percent among men and 54 – 41 percent among white voters. Romney has a thin 48 – 44 percent lead among independent voters.

    …………………………

    So you have 2 deep blue states polling for Obama ahead by only 8 and 7…….thats how you say disturbing for Obama’s campaign.

  82. BO says that no American should have to spend their later years at the mercy of insurance companies.
    *******

    So we should spend our later years at the mercy of the government! Not for me. I prefer my insurance provider, who is serving me well, if I have the choice.

    But that’s the catch – they don’t want me to be able to choose my own plan. The democrats call themselves ‘pro-choice’ but they are really not. They are the first ones out there telling us what to do, what doctor to visit, what food to eat and on and on. No choice but their choice!

  83. Even economic websites that lean left are now printing the truth once in a while. I guess they still want to be perceived as “real” reporters.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/debt-forecast-u-look-greece-040006789.html

    Debt forecast: U.S. will look like Greece by 2021

    “PITTSBURGH (MarketWatch) — The federal debt crossed the $16 trillion mark this week. What’s more remarkable than the number of zeros in that figure is that Washington somehow didn’t see this coming. The Congressional Budget Office is responsible for predicting the budgetary effects of policy changes. Politicians cite CBO figures when telling us what to expect in the future. But it turns out that CBO forecasts, taken out of a very limited context, aren’t very accurate.

    Every January, CBO forecasts the U.S. economy for each of the subsequent 10 years. Since 1997, the agency has underestimated the yearly debt in 85 out of 110 tries.. Almost 80% of the time, the CBO produces (and politicians parrot) a ridiculously optimistic picture of the future

  84. admin September 6th, 2012 at 7:40 pm HoldThemAccountable, that video won’t load for us. We can’t get the embed code either. We’ll keep trying.
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    WPIX is not known for making videos easy to locate. tnx for trying.

  85. BO says that no American should have to spend their later years at the mercy of insurance companies.
    *******

    So we should spend our later years at the mercy of the government! Not for me. I prefer my insurance provider, who is serving me well, if I have the choice.

    But that’s the catch – they don’t want me to be able to choose my own plan.

    ===============================

    Where did you get this? What plan is it talkng about? Hillary (and Gore before her) wanted many choices for insurance: private, and Medicare, and other options. Obama has narrowed it — TO the insurance companies (though he pretends to regulate them).

    (Trying to destroy the meaning of ‘pro-choice’ is not a good idea, either.)

  86. I watched a clip of o on Greta. This was the end of his speech when Mo came out. O looked worried. When Mo hugged him it seemed like she was telling him it’s ok. You didn’t see him smiling from ear to ear. Something is up

  87. Possibly with school starting, teachers and asst’s, but I work @ a hospital and they have been laying off and I work for a huge system. When you are laying off hospital workers, things are bad.

    Maybe cooking books again?

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    US economy adds 96K jobs, rate falls to 8.1 pct.
    US economy adds 96K jobs; unemployment rate falls to 8.1 pct. as more people end job searches

    By Christopher s Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | Associated Press – 12 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 96,000 jobs last month, a weak figure that could slow any momentum President Barack Obama hoped to gain from his speech to the Democratic National Convention.
    The unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent in July, the Labor Department said Friday. But that was only because more people gave up looking for work. The government only counts people as unemployed if they are actively searching.
    The government also said 41,000 fewer jobs were created in July and June than first estimated. The economy has added just 139,000 jobs a month since the beginning of the year, below 2011’s average of 153,000.
    Dow Jones industrial futures, which had been up before the report, fell soon after it was released.
    The report was weak throughout. Hourly pay fell, manufacturers cut the most jobs in two years and the number of people in the work force dropped to its lowest level in 31 years.
    Sluggish hiring could nudge the Federal Reserve to announce some new action to boost growth after its meeting next week.
    The report on hiring and unemployment is among the most politically consequential of the campaign. The figures arrive just as the presidential race enters its final stretch. Jobs are the core issue, and the report could sway some undecided voters.
    There will be two additional employment reports before Election Day Nov. 6. But by then, more Americans will have made up their minds.
    In his speech Thursday night, Obama acknowledged incomplete progress in repairing the still-struggling economy and asked voters to remain patient.
    “The truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over the decades,” Obama said.
    In addition to those who’ve given up looking for work, many young Americans are avoiding the job market by remaining in school. All told, the proportion of the population that is either working or looking for work fell to 63.5 percent. That’s the lowest level in 31 years for the labor force participation rate.
    Average hourly wages dipped a penny to $23.52 and are only slightly ahead of inflation in the past year.
    The average work week was unchanged in August after being revised downward in July to 34.4 hours. And the number of temporary jobs fell for the first time in five months. Both figures suggest that companies are seeing less demand for their services and need fewer workers.
    Many of the jobs were in lower-paying industries such as retail, which added 6,100 jobs, and hotels, restaurants and other leisure industries, which gained 34,000. Higher-paying manufacturing jobs fell by 15,000, the most in two years.
    The weak pace of hiring is the latest sign that businesses are reluctant to make big investments or add more workers. Europe’s financial crisis has pushed the region’s economy to the edge of recession. And a set of tax hikes and spending cuts scheduled to take effect at the beginning of the year have created uncertainty about future growth.

  88. The participation rate, which indicates the share of working-age people in the labor force, fell to 63.5 percent, the lowest since September 1981, from 63.7 percent.
    Search ‘Disheartening’
    For Kimberly Hackler of White, Georgia, the job search has been “frustrating at best, a little disheartening.” The 49- year-old has been looking for work since November, applying for about 190 positions.
    “I’m very concerned about those of us who are unemployed and where are we going to find stable employment,” Hackler said. “I don’t see the economy improving anytime soon. I am concerned it could get worse.”

    Factory payrolls decreased by 15,000, compared with a survey forecast for a 10,000 increase, after a 23,000 gain in the previous month. Automakers cut 7,500 jobs last month.
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    HMM, Auto makers cut jobs, “well I do declare”.

  89. ACE…Awful.

    Employment growth remained weak in August, with just 96,000 new positions created but the unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 percent, according to a report that raises the possibility of more Federal Reserve easing.
    The decline in the jobless rate came primarily because the labor force participation rate fell to 63.5 percent, its worst level in more than 30 years.

    The rate only fell because 370,000 people have left the workforce. This is the smallest workforce since Jimmy Carter was president. September 1981.
    The press may try to spin this, but it’s bad and may explain why Obama looked flat and uninspired last night.

  90. Thought Police Patrol Convention’s Radio Row
    By John Fund
    September 6, 2012 12:57 P.M. Comments12
    Conservative talk-show hosts who came to Charlotte to interview political figures are furious. For the first time in anyone’s memory, Radio Row — the designated set of booths available to visiting talk-show hosts — has seen restrictions placed on its use by Team Obama. DNC staffers at Radio Row will book leading Democrats for slots on conservative stations but then cancel the appearances an hour or so before broadcast “because you’re not our audience.”

    Roger Hedgecock, a former mayor of San Diego now hosting a nationally syndicated talk show, decided to pack up and leave Charlotte early because “we were blocked from getting any guests that mattered. It was a complete freeze.” Larry O’Connor of Breitbart Radio told me, “It was the most bizarre act of censorship. These shows paid large fees and spent thousands on equipment setup and they couldn’t do their programs because of interference.”

    “According to sources at Talk Radio News Service, placing a stringer outside the designated TV area to ask high-level Democrats to stop by radio row has also been banned by the DNC,” Ben Shapiro wrote at Breitbart’s Big Journalism:

    When I approached liberal activist John Podesta about appearing on KRLA’s “Heidi Harris Show” along with me and my co-hosts Heidi Harris (conservative) and Brian Whitman (liberal), his handler quickly intervened. Later, the handler stopped by to clarify: did the show have two liberals and one conservative, or two conservatives and one liberal? When I stated that it had two conservatives and one liberal, he quickly shook his head and sprinted away.

    So much for the transparency and openness of the Obama era.

  91. Report: Axelrod Sought to Intimidate Gallup When Findings Favored Romney
    Thursday, 06 Sep 2012 07:13 PM
    By Todd Beamon

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    Emails between senior officials of the Gallup Organization show senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod attempting to subtly intimidate the polling firm when its numbers were unfavorable to the president.

    After Gallup declined to change its polling methodology, the U.S. Department of Justice hit it with an unrelated lawsuit — alleging it had defrauded the government, The Daily Caller reports.

    And, weeks after announcing its filing of the lawsuit, the agency that is headed by Attorney General Eric Holder has yet to officially serve Gallup.

    “We have not been served with the complaint,” a senior Gallup official told The Daily Caller. “I think they are drafting an amended complaint, but we cannot file an answer or motion to dismiss until we’ve been officially served.

    “We obviously have a copy that has been distributed online, but until it is served, it is not official,” the Gallup official said.

    Justice Department officials did not respond to queries from The Daily Caller regarding the lawsuit.

    As for the emails, Axelrod tweeted in April that a poll showing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney with a 48-43 percent lead over Obama was “saddled with some methodological problems,” The Daily Caller reports.

    As such, Axelrod directed his Twitter followers to read a report in the National Journal criticizing Gallup polls that showed Romney ahead.

    In that National Journal article, Ron Brownstein wrote that the polls showing Romney leading the president had “a sample that looks much more like the electorate in 2010 than the voting population that is likely to turn out in 2012,” The Daily Caller reports.

    Internally, Gallup officials discussed via email how to respond Axelrod’s accusations. One suggested that it “seems like a pretty good time for a blog response,” and named a potential writer, The Daily Caller reports.

    In response to that suggestion, another senior Gallup official wrote — in an email chain titled “Axelrod vs. Gallup” — that the White House “has asked” a senior Gallup staffer “to come over and explain our methodology too.”

    The Gallup official, the email continued, “has a plan that includes blogging and telling WH [the White House] he would love to have them come over here etc. This could be a very good moment for us to [show] our super rigorous methods compared to weak samples etc.”

    The writer named several news organizations with their own polling methodologies, all of which resulted in numbers more favorable to President Obama at the time.

    In response to that email, a third senior Gallup official said he thought Axelrod’s pressure “sounds a little like a Godfather situation,” The Daily Caller reports.

    The various emails directly contradict what Axelrod’s fellow Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs told The Washington Times this week about the campaign’s dealings with Gallup.

    The newspaper reported that Gibbs said he was unaware of any communications between the Obama campaign and Gallup, The Daily Caller reports.

    “I was the press secretary for two years,” Gibbs told the publication on Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
    “I know and it was really smart not to get involved in discussing things around the Justice Department that I have no knowledge about.

    “I have no knowledge of any discussions of anybody on the campaign side with Gallup,” Gibbs said.

  92. “If only we could convince more people to give up looking for work. We’ll be to full employment in no time!”

    If labor force rate had just stayed same as last month, unemployment rate would be 8.4%

    11.2%: Unemployment rate if labor force participation rate was the same as when Obama took office
    ****************

    ACE

  93. The BO speech last night was desparation based.MO gave him a cold hug and a look of disgust not a victory.
    I had to turn him off as his attempt at being victorious and brought back memories of the 30,s and the “DEUTSHLAND UBER ALLES” speeches written by Dr.Josef Goebbles Adolfs speechwriter.I must say that I enjoyed Bill’s commercial for our Hillary

    must have been a blow to BO……..ABM94

  94. Interesting that he says the Tampa newspaper said negative things everyday about the Republican Convention. MM.BS
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    Eastwood says his convention appearance was ‘mission accomplished’

    By PAUL MILLER
    Published: September 7, 2012

    AFTER A week as topic No. 1 in American politics, former Carmel Mayor Clint Eastwood said the outpouring of criticism from left-wing reporters and liberal politicians after his appearance at the Republican National Convention last Thursday night, followed by an avalanche of support on Twitter and in the blogosphere, is all the proof anybody needs that his 12-minute discourse achieved exactly what he intended it to.
    “President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people,” Eastwood told The Pine Cone this week. “Romney and Ryan would do a much better job running the country, and that’s what everybody needs to know. I may have irritated a lot of the lefties, but I was aiming for people in the middle.”

    Breaking his silence
    For five days after he thrilled or horrified the nation by talking to an empty chair representing Obama on the night Mitt Romney accepted the Republican nomination for president, Eastwood remained silent while pundits and critics debated whether his remarks, and the rambling way he made them, had helped or hurt Romney’s chances of winning in November.
    But in a wide-ranging interview with The Pine Cone Tuesday from his home in Pebble Beach, he said he had conveyed the messages he wanted to convey, and that the spontaneous nature of his presentation was intentional, too.
    “I had three points I wanted to make,” Eastwood said. “That not everybody in Hollywood is on the left, that Obama has broken a lot of the promises he made when he took office, and that the people should feel free to get rid of any politician who’s not doing a good job. But I didn’t make up my mind exactly what I was going to say until I said it.”
    Eastwood’s appearance at the convention came after a personal request from Romney in August, soon after Eastwood endorsed the former Massachusetts governor at a fundraiser in Sun Valley, Idaho. But it was finalized only in the last week before the convention, along with an agreement to build suspense by keeping it secret until the last moment.
    Meanwhile, Romney’s campaign aides asked for details about what Eastwood would say to the convention.
    “They vett most of the people, but I told them, ‘You can’t do that with me, because I don’t know what I’m going to say,’” Eastwood recalled.
    And while the Hollywood superstar has plenty of experience being adored by crowds, he said he hasn’t given a lot of speeches and admitted that, “I really don’t know how to.” He also hates using a teleprompter, so it was settled in his mind that when he spoke to the 10,000 people in the convention hall, and the millions more watching on television, he would do it extemporaneously.

    “It was supposed to be a contrast with all the scripted speeches, because I’m Joe Citizen,” Eastwood said. “I’m a movie maker, but I have the same feelings as the average guy out there.”
    Eastwood is a liberal on social issues such as gay marriage and abortion, but he has strongly conservative opinions about the colossal national debt that has accumulated while Obama has been president, his failure to get unemployment below 6 percent, and a host of other economic issues.
    “Even people on the liberal side are starting to worry about going off a fiscal cliff,” Eastwood said.

    Last minute decisions
    But what — exactly — would he say to the Republican delegates about the $16 trillion national debt and 8.3 percent unemployment rate?
    Friends and associates weren’t as much help as he had hoped.
    “Everybody had advice for me, except the janitor,” Eastwood said.
    Early Thursday morning, when Eastwood left San Jose Airport on a private jet headed for Florida, he was still making up his mind. And even with his appearance just a few hours away, all Eastwood could tell Romney’s campaign manager, Matt Rhoades, and his aides, was “to reassure them that everything I would say would be nice about Mitt Romney.”
    It was only after a quick nap in his hotel room a few blocks from the convention site, Eastwood said, that he mapped out his remarks — starting with his observation about politics in Hollywood, then challenging the president about the failure of his economic policies, and wrapping up by telling the public “they don’t have to worship politicians, like they were royalty or something.”
    But even then, with just an hour before he appeared on stage, it still hadn’t occurred to Eastwood to use an empty chair as a stand-in for the president.
    “I got to the convention site just 15 or 20 minutes before I was scheduled to go on,” he said. “That was fine, because everything was very well organized.”
    After a quick trip through airport-style security, he was taken to a Green Room, where Archbishop Dolan of New York sought him out to say hello. Then he was taken backstage to wait for his cue. And that was when inspiration struck.
    “There was a stool there, and some fella kept asking me if I wanted to sit down,” Eastwood said. “When I saw the stool sitting there, it gave me the idea. I’ll just put the stool out there and I’ll talk to Mr. Obama and ask him why he didn’t keep all of the promises he made to everybody.”
    He asked a stagehand to take it out to the lectern while he was being announced.
    “The guy said, ‘You mean you want it at the podium?’ and I said, ‘No, just put it right there next to it.’”
    Then, with the theme song from “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” as a musical introduction, and a huge picture of him as Josey Wales as the backdrop, Eastwood walked out to tremendous applause.
    “The audience was super enthusiastic, and it’s always great when they’re with you instead of against you,” he said.

    ‘Enjoying themselves’
    Speaking without any notes, Eastwood recalled the good feelings the whole nation had when Obama was elected, but said they had been dashed as the economy stayed in the doldrums despite massive stimulus spending. He decried the “stupid idea” of closing the detention center at Guantanamo Bay and putting terrorists on trial in New York City, joked about Vice President Joe Biden’s intellect and quizzed empty-chair Obama about what he says to people about his failed economic policies. He pretended Obama told Romney to do something “physically impossible” to himself, said it’s time to elect a “stellar businessman” as president instead of a lawyer, and, as a final point, told the people, “You own this country.”
    When an elected official doesn’t “do the job, we’ve got to let ‘em go,” he said, and the crowd ate it up.
    “They really seemed to be enjoying themselves,” Eastwood said.
    Originally, he was told he could speak for six or seven minutes, and right before he went on, he was asked to keep it to five, but he said, “When people are applauding so much, it takes you 10 minutes to say five minutes’ worth.”
    Also, there were no signals or cues of any kind, so “when you’re out there, it’s kind of hard to tell how much time is going by.”
    He also said he was aware he hesitated and stumbled a bit, but said “that’s what happens when you don’t have a written-out speech.”
    As he wrapped up his remarks, he was aware his presentation was “very unorthodox,” but that was his intent from the beginning, even if some people weren’t on board.
    “They’ve got this crazy actor who’s 82 years old up there in a suit,” he said. “I was a mayor, and they’re probably thinking I know how to give a speech, but even when I was mayor I never gave speeches. I gave talks.”
    Backstage, it was all congratulations and glad-handing, he said. And then he returned to the Green Room, where he listened to speeches by Marco Rubio and Mitt Romney. It wasn’t possible for him to watch the media coverage of his presentation.
    But the country was listening as the television reporters and commentators covering his speech reacted to it. And they hated it.
    “I have to say, as a fan, a movie fan, this was exceedingly strange. It just seemed like a very strange, unscripted moment,” said a shocked Andrea Mitchell on NBC.
    “That was the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen at a political convention in my entire life,” said Rachel Maddow on MSNBC, barely concealing the condescension in her voice.
    Bob Schieffer of CBS said it was “a big mistake to put Clint Eastwood on before Mitt Romney.”
    On the Washington Post website, reporter Chris Cillizza wrote that “‘awkward’ may be the kindest term we can think of” to describe Eastwood’s speech.
    “He hemmed. He hawed. He mumbled. He rambled,” Cillizza wrote.
    And on CNN, Piers Morgan said Eastwood was “going bonkers” on the stage and said his presentation “looked like complete chaos.” He pressured his guests with questions like, “Weren’t you in pain while he was up there?”
    But Eastwood wasn’t aware of any of it, and after the speeches were over, Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, came backstage to thank him.
    “They were very enthusiastic, and we were all laughing,” Eastwood said.
    When he went outside to his car, a large crowd cheered and chanted lines from his speech.

    An overnight rebellion
    Back at his hotel, Eastwood had a room service dinner and went to bed. The next morning, he got up early and went straight to the airport, still unaware that his appearance was the No. 1 political topic in the nation.
    “I read the Tampa newspaper, and every article said something negative about the convention, but there wasn’t much about me,” Eastwood said.
    He had no idea that overnight, a rebellion had erupted online against the media’s condemnation of him, with thousands of bloggers, Twitterers and commentators calling him, “a genius,” “1,000 times more brilliant than the media,” and saying he’s “only gotten better with age.”
    They also started posting their own versions of Eastwood’s empty chair in droves (“eastwooding”), and, on YouTube, replays of his remarks at the convention were being viewed millions of times.
    Even into his 80s, Eastwood has an unprecedented record of success in Hollywood, and is still making two movies a year. He’s currently starring in “Trouble with the Curve,” and is about to direct a remake of “A Star is Born” — things he obviously couldn’t do if he were a befuddled senior citizen. To locals who know him, the idea that he is uninformed or senile is laughable.
    Nevertheless, the bitter criticism has continued.
    On Tuesday, Democratic Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa, called Eastwood “the perfect icon of the Republican tea party: an angry old white man spewing incoherent nonsense.”
    Eastwood said people, including reporters, who were shocked by his remarks “are obviously on the left,” and he maintained that, while many Americans didn’t like the way he handled his convention appearance, millions more have something else on their minds.
    “A lot of people are realizing they had the wool pulled over their eyes by Obama,” Eastwood said.

  95. Factory employment fell by the most in two years and temporary-help companies eliminated positions for the first time in five months. The 69.9 per cent labor force participation rate for men is at lowest level recorded since the US government began tracking it in 1948.

  96. Dammit! I’m getting the same argument I got in ’08 when the Hillary supporters said they were voting for Obama because Hillary said to! I lost that argument. They did what Hillary told them to do.
    Now, it’s “Well, I was having doubts about Obama, but Bill Clinton is behind him.”
    These are ordinary voters who don’t have time to get on the web to read analyses of political games. They think Obama is failing the job, but they trust Bill, and Bill says vote for Obama – it will be all right.
    Any suggestion that Bill is not being sincere turns them off to anything else I might say after that.

  97. Unemployment drops to 8.1% because less people in workforce
    ———————
    This proves Obamas policies are working. If you ask Obama or Brian Williams they will really get enthused over this. Then Bill can pop up, bow, assure us that Obama is just like him, nobody could have done better and it will all work out in the long run. The only problem with that assurance is that even if it is true, which it is not, the fact remains that in the long run we will all be dead. Except Obama of course who is by definition immortal. And he will continue to be immortal until they haul him and tellie off to the rubber room where he belongs. He can share quarters with a guy who thinks he is Napoleon. They can both give speeches and pretend to be leaders.

  98. Any suggestion that Bill is not being sincere turns them off to anything else I might say after that.
    ———————-
    It was a different reality then. Even so, people who are this easily seduced would have found some other excuse. I am not persuaded that Bill is the deciding factor. I think he has rendered himself irrelevant. And, as you can see from the post in this blog, the Republicans will use his own words against him. So what I am saying is these people are still on hopium–and will remain on hopium for the rest of their lives.

  99. Bill will be blamed if he loses, and not given the credit if he wins. However, if he wins, Bill will be out in force starting up Hs campagin. Of course that is true either way. I do believe that Bill feels that Hillary is the only person that can turn this around, and he knows her well, she will do it as a Democrate. The only question is how well will Romney do with his 4 years. He has experience, but this mess is almost too bad for anyone to handle. Multi tasking, however, is something that women excel at.

  100. When you get on the wrong side of history, you become irrelevant very fast. Ask Charles Lindberg. Fortunately, Hillary is on the other side of the world, and cannot be blamed for this debacle.

  101. Dem pollsters: Obama thrill is gone, turnout jeopardized

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/2507329#.UEoO_1GgHf1

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – As buoyant Democratic delegates head home from their three-day convention here to nominate President Obama for a second term, party officials and advisors are sweating the reality that the 2008 hope and change thrill is gone–and so might be Obama’s voting majority.

    While Obama and Mitt Romney remain locked in public polls, several Democratic officials are worried that three groups that pushed Obama over the finish line in 2008–younger voters, seniors and “Walmart” white women–are as frustrated as other groups about the economy and Obama’s failure to change Washington and might stay home.

    In other words, they say, the polls lie. Yes, when called by pollsters, the nation is split, but the GOP appears more eager and willing to follow through and vote than the Democrats.

    During an event hosted by National Journal/Atlantic her this week, Democratic pollster Celinda Lake cited an “enthusiasm gap” with younger voters and unmarried women and seniors. Former Clinton aide Maria Echaveste said that “too many [Obama supporters] are not engaged.” And micro-targeting expert Laura Quinn said younger voters especially are “not motivated as they need be.”

    As a result, Team Obama has stepped up their get out the vote and registration efforts, but worry that another downturn in the economy could stall that effort.

    And some think it could get worse. Highly-respected Democratic Pollster Stan Greenberg said that his data indicates that the “nagging economy” is “still weakening,” and that might push any of Obama’s must-have groups out of reach, maybe over to Romney. “There’s some probability, in fact one-third, that some group could just go and say ‘Enough,'” he said.

    Naturally, all of that is music to the ears of the Romney campaign, which is clinging to similar data in polls that show Obama’s magic has gone. They cite an August Washington Post/ABC News poll that only 78 percent of the president’s 2008 supporters back him now. By comparison, 91 percent of Sen. John McCain’s backers support Romney.

    ………………………

    Its all downhill for them from here.

  102. jbstonesfan
    September 7th, 2012 at 10:53 am
    correct…Bill ’s speech won Obama the election. I am no longer a Bill Clinton groupie.
    *****************

    Nobody was watching. They were watching football, just like me! And those that weren’t, were watching Honey Boo Boo, a RIDICULOUS show!

  103. “people who are this easily seduced would have found some other excuse.”

    wbboei, I think that’s an unfair assessment. I do not dismiss people as hopeless who are genuinely trying to understand what is best for the country, and who, knowing their limitations, look to leaders they trust to guide them.

  104. “Nobody was watching. They were watching football, just like me! And those that weren’t, were watching Honey Boo Boo, a RIDICULOUS show!”
    ———–
    The people I’m talking about consider the fate of the country more important than a football game, and, being Clinton followers try not to miss anything Bill and Hillary say.

    I hesitate to put down any of my fellow citizens as stupid masses, but I daresay those who watch silly TV shows don’t even bother to vote.

  105. Morning Jay: Barack Obama’s Hyper-Partisanship

    10:10 AM, Sep 7, 2012 • By JAY COST

    Last night, Barack Obama proved why he is the most partisan and divisive president in the modern era. Just as he has throughout most of his term, Obama accused the Republican party and American conservatism of being fundamentally un-American–and though he never came right out and said it, he left the dots there for anybody to connect.

    Additionally, Obama endeavored last night to connect this election to the broader picture of American political life. So far, so good.

    For 200 years, there has been a struggle between the Hamiltonian view of prosperity and a Jeffersonian counterpart. This election undoubtedly will be a fierce contest between these two worldviews. Leaders like Alexander Hamilton, Henry Clay, William McKinley, Calvin Coolidge, and Ronald Reagan have all expounded the idea that the government should encourage and facilitate the growth of private capital, as it is the most progressive force in the modern world, benefiting rich and poor alike. Their counterparts in the Jeffersonian tradition – first Thomas Jefferson himself and Andrew Jackson, later to be followed with the progressive revisions of William Jennings Bryan, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson – believe that the policy needle should be bent directly in the interests of the lower classes, often at the expense of capital development.

    These are enduring, legitimate disagreements between the two sides, both of which remain fundamentally American in their outlook. The history of the United States cannot be told without both narratives.

    Yet Barack Obama would have none of that last night. He explained the choice in terms of “citizenship” – the idea that we all have responsibilities as well as rights, that there is a sense of shared responsibility that binds us together, and that the government is not about what is done “for” us, but “by” us.

    The opposition, on the other hand, wants limited inclusiveness, a laissez-faire policy of economics, the domination of special interests and lobbyists, and a general sense that everybody is on their own.

    The first idea, that of “citizenship,” is a quintessentially American idea, and Obama is right to have picked up on these themes from our history. Yet he turned them into partisan tropes last night. After all, both sides agree with these basic premises – the real debate is what comes next. Hamiltonians have one answer and modern progressives have another. The implication of his speech last night was that progressives have a monopoly on these values, and that opposition to their economic and social program is somehow inconsistent with them.

    As for this so-called opposition, there has been no ideology at any point throughout American history that trumpets these values. His description is a gross mischaracterization of conservative policy (e.g. “you’re on your own”) and a ridiculous assertion that the political sins of both sides (e.g. special interest politicking) are actually the sins of just one side.

    This is one of the great ironies of the Obama administration. He promised to unite us around common themes and values that we all share, but by connecting them so directly to his controversial agenda, he has time and again divided us. He has a Manichean view of American politics – he and his allies embody all of the goodness and light that America represents and his opponents represent nothing but the darkness.

    There has been a growing polarization in this country over the last few decades that moves beyond matters of simple partisan support. Increasingly, it seems, one side of this great divide views the other side as somehow illegitimate. No leader since at least Richard Nixon has done more to exacerbate this dangerous tension. By inevitably redrafting shared values as Democratic ones, he feeds the impulse on the left that the right is un-American, he infuriates the right for what are vicious insults, and he lives those in the middle of the country scratching their heads.

    He is the most partisan president in generations.

  106. I received my absentee ballot request form today. The State is sending these to every registered voter here in Ohio. I don’t know if this is a good idea.

  107. “people who are this easily seduced would have found some other excuse.”
    *********

    I agree wbb and I add that they are looking for ANY excuse to not amend their core beliefs that Gov is good and more Gov is better.

    Everyone is looking for a sugar daddy.

    People are constantly telling me they are either on disability or blatantly saying they are getting a lawyer to help them. This is a total disaster and there will be no money left for those truly disabled.

    Jesus, I have 25 year old’s telling me work is just too hard, “I am applying for disability. I have Bipolar you know!

    “I worked for 5 years before I got busted and sent away, I am getting a lawyer for bennys”.

  108. wbboei, I think that’s an unfair assessment. I do not dismiss people as hopeless who are genuinely trying to understand what is best for the country, and who, knowing their limitations, look to leaders they trust to guide them
    —————
    I was not trying to be fair–fairness depends on whole ox is beign gored. Nor was I reacting to the fact that some of these people may be your friends–if that offended you, then I am sorry. I was reacting to the hypothetical you gave me where you were trying to persuade them to open their eyes to the fact that Obama is destroying the country, and now that Bill has given Obama his seal of approval, they refuse to consider your arguments. That is not my idea of someone who is embarked on an honest effort to figure out what is best for the country. It is more akin to someone who probably voted for Obama in 2008 and is looking for an excuse to vote for him again even though he has not delivered, and has made things worse for millions of Americans.

    All the time I hear these arguments that people are too busy to study politics and come to reasoned conclusions asto what is right. Therefore, they follow someone else’s lead. The concept of self government requires critical thinking, not blind obedience to any man. If they are trying to understand what is best for the country, they need to consider both sides of the question–because neither side has a monopoly on truth. To put blind faith in one man, when the contrary evidence is right in front of their noses is naive.

    I was thinking about this this morning. When you are in church, the pastor gives a sermon from the pulpit. He lays down goals which are in keeping with scriptures. But rarely if ever does he lay down the path to achieve them. The true believer will be guided by faith. When it comes to political leadership, we need to know the path. Otherwise we may find a wide divergence in where we end up, and hidden costs we never anticipated. Faith may move mountains, but it cannot rescue a nation which is sinking before our eyes.

  109. neetabug
    September 7th, 2012 at 11:45 am

    I received my absentee ballot request form today. The State is sending these to every registered voter here in Ohio. I don’t know if this is a good idea.
    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

    So did I and my Son I always vote absentee.It is going to be a mess at the polls. 🙂

  110. Hillbuzzer Kevin’s view of why Bill Clinton did what he did:

    I agree with some of what Kevin says, but I think the Big Dawg was speaking to all 18 million of Hillary’s supporters, especially the rebels that left the party after the debacle in Denver. He is trying to mend the rift and keep as much together of the Democratic party as one man can do.

    The part about Bill’s end of life bucket list, I take aim at…
    My sister has had open heart surgery twice and although these now ‘delicate’ people have to be ever so careful, there is no reason they can’t live a long life.
    Kevin is a youngster and he hasn’t learned that boomers do not give up life easily.

    Chelsea is also taking a hand in keeping her dad healthy and will surely help her Mom in a few short months to relax and unwind.

    Kudos to all the Clinton’s.

  111. Moon – good to see you.

    Lacking in any sort of thrill, style, substance, it was the one speech that needed to make the difference, instead it came off as a lower brand version of the original, kind of like you were epecting heinz beans but got the discount white branded discount foodstamp store version.

    …….he really did’nt want to be there

    ——
    YUP!

  112. gonzotx
    September 7th, 2012

    Eastwood says his convention appearance was ‘mission accomplished’

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    Loved this detailed article, thanks for posting it.

  113. lil ole grape

    People that are worse off then they were in 2008 and want to use Bill Clinton as an excuse to let Barry make things even worse over the next 4 years……..are not going to change their minds.

    You can offer facts to them until you are blue in the face.

    The best you can hope for is they will not be inspired to go vote. They will never turn against their life long party unless they find out something really terrible about him, that the media has covered up.

    Don’t blame Bill, blame these people that don’t care that Obama is hurting their lives.

  114. jbstonesfan

    You are the most depressing person on the blog. You seem to only comment when you have something negative to say.

    Sorry, but I just don’t appreciate such constant negativity on every front.

  115. WHITE HOUSE INSIDER: Bill Clinton vs Valerie Jarrett Backstage At DNC

    by Ulsterman

    Here is our latest interview with a longtime D.C. political operative. This interview was conducted via a series of messages both to and from the figure we simply refer to as Insider. In order to share with readers as quickly as possible, this interview has not been edited , so apologies for it’s somewhat brief and/or broken up nature.

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    UM: Final thoughts on the DNC convention?

    WHI: Bill was great. Everyone else just ok. Obama fell flat.

    UM: Do you think President Clinton’s speech will help Obama?
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    « Liberal Columnist Declares Obama DNC Speech A Boring Bust

    WHI: No. And I will try and explain why but do it briefly as I don’t have much time. Got a flight to catch. What Clinton did was a clever Lloyd Bentsen rehash. Kind of in reverse. Or first person take on it. And it was brilliant. Thank you very much.

    UM: Sorry to bother you with a follow up to that but what do you mean? Lloyd Bentsen?

    WHI: The VP candidate back in ’88. The debate with Quayle. Bush I era. Look it up.

    UM: Know who Bentson was. But regarding Obama and the DNC????

    WHI: Look it up. The “I knew JFK and you’re no JFK” part. That is what Bill did this week. A version of it. Reminded everyone of what was but what hasn’t been these last four years. Trust me. Don’t buy the liberal spin. That is what he did. And by the end of that speech, Obama knew it. Things were pretty icy backstage.

    UM: Explain. How so?

    WHI: Bill’s speech was double the time they gave him. Had Obama waiting. Kept the current POTUS waiting for almost an hour. Handlers not happy. Jarrett pissed. They do that little shake at the end when Obama walks out. Backstage, Bill says something like, “He wanted to break my hand.” He’s laughing it off. Knows what he wanted to do was done. Obama storms off. The two were all smiles onstage. Backstage, they parted. Bill’s getting congratulated and Obama is gone. Told somebody, was a woman so assume Jarrett but didn’t ask for clarification, took Bill aside and was shaking her finger in his face for a moment. Bill leaned down and whispered something to her and she walks off. He goes back to smiling and the handshakes. Classic Clinton. The smiling assassin. And what is the feedback today? That Obama’s speech was not as good as Clintons. That he isn’t Clinton. Look up the Bentsen reference. That’s what we saw Clinton pull off this week.

    UM: Will he help fund-raise for Obama? Campaign for him?

    WHI: Sure. In a limited amount. Has to keep the party bosses happy. For ’16. He won’t help Obama much. As little as possible to keep others he might need later happy.

    UM: So he’s just playing politics with all this?

    WHI: It’s Clinton. So yeah. Politics. Right. He is what he is.

    UM: Saw the ad blitz story. Used your exact words. That came directly from Romney campaign. So you are working directly with them right?

    WHI: I saw that story too. Just like I told you last week. Ad blitz. Tens of millions. Gonna bury POTUS.

    UM: So you are working directly with the Romney campaign right?

    WHI: The Romney team is running a good campaign. Very professional. Not perfect. And they are gonna need some more help. But so far so good.

    UM: One more time. You are working directly with the Romney campaign, right?

    WHI: How’s the weather up your way?

    UM: If you won’t answer the question I will take that as a yes.

    WHI: How’s the weather up your way?

    UM: I really appreciated the heads up on the ad blitz info you gave out last week. Got something you can share about what’s coming up now?

    WHI: Sure. Watch for DOJ-related.

    UM: Dog and pony show or the real deal?

    WHI: Don’t know. Out of my hands. Told you that a while ago.

    UM: How about you? Just politics?

    WHI: You know better than that. This is personal. This is real. Not just me. Kept thinking what happened four years ago. Denver. All of that. Let’s shut this down for now. Got to go. How about we do a sit down in a week or so? Should have some other things fleshed out by then that we can make part of this. Just enjoy the Romney ad campaign for now. It will be effective. Should be fun.

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/09/07/white-house-insider-bill-clinton-vs-valerie-jarrett-backstage-at-dnc/

  116. Obama Labor Secretary Solis says unemployment numbers not too bad because “we’re finding that more young people are going to school.”

    Oh really well there’s the jobs market sorted out then.

  117. Clint says Mission accomplished. 😉

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    That could be taken in several different ways. 😉

  118. So what you have got is the inside baseball account reported by Insider, which I believe to be true, vs. the reaction of people on the ground–wavering democrats I assume, as reported by little ol grape, which I also believe to be true. You have the sky is falling in approach of some who say one speech sealed the election for Obama, me saying Bill made himself irrelevant here because his speech is easily rebutted, others saying he was playing for the long term hoping we get there, and to Obama’s everlasting credit the unemployment rate drops to 8.1% because more people are unemployed but are visible to statesticians. The only one we have not heard from yet is Larry Sabato. I have found him to be precient about politics, i.e. whatever he predicts never comes true, but he gets a fat paycheck from big media stating whatever they want his to say. He is less a political analyst, more Charlie McCarthy. The only thing we can be sure of is that Romney is kicking Bambie’s ass through the ceiling on fundraising, and that is the one good thing.

  119. Any suggestion that Bill is not being sincere turns them off to anything else I might say after that.

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    That idea does tend to produce a credibility problem, yes.

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