The last days of the 2012 presidential election are a study in contrasts. Barack Obama has chosen to end his final campaign with an appeal both sour and small — Big Bird, binders and Romnesia. It is little wonder that Mitt Romney’s personal favorability rating now exceeds the president’s. Obama’s closing message is remarkable for its aggression, mocking tone and sheer triviality. The Romney campaign is ending larger than it has been. Romney has used his final weeks to position himself — his critics would say reposition himself — as a moderate conservative, dedicated to bipartisan progress. Obama attacks Romney
The WP no less. R/R represents everything that is good about America. 8 years of Romney and another 8 of Ryan and we will be on the right track. With exploding libtard heads all around to entertain us.
The Obama Campaign has devolved into a juvenile tirade against his competition and the world's greatest community organizer and campaigner is not getting any more magic words from his teleprompters other than a combination of words similar to bovine and scat.
Perhaps he is seeking the vote of the vocabulary challenged now since he apparently has been has been seeking practically every other demographic.
Primates in the zoo fling poo, could our president begin seeking the vote of the country's proctologists next?
#9, too true. There has been a leak that Obama asked the British for help with the use of military bases in connection with Iran's nuclear ambitions and was turned down. Who knows how many other pre-election surprises lie hidden?
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mary Ellen, 10/26/2012 7:44:38 AM (No. 8963261)
#10 - I have also been watching Morning Joe and cannot believe what I hear them saying. With the poll data right in front of them they talk as if Obama is fifty points ahead of Romney in everything. So pathetic and deranged.
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Fiesta del sol, 10/26/2012 7:54:12 AM (No. 8963275)
Agree with other Morning Joe watchers on here, what are they smoking?
It's all 'Obama's in the lead', 'Romney has no chance', now Ed Morrissey is on, and Mika is being downright nasty and rude. She read one of Ed's articles, and sneered, 'wow, I don't even know where to begin'. And this is a woman who fawns over Axelrod and Ezra Klein.
Mitt learned how to become a good candidate. He's impressed me this year. I will always remember one little line from the first debate, I think it was. Just this:
'People are really HURTING out there.' It was the way he said it. He truly sounded deeply worried and concerned. It was very very believable. I'd argue that he has shown more compassion for the suffering in this cycle than the Chicago Gangster has.
FTA: ''Obama’s closing message is remarkable for its aggression, mocking tone and sheer triviality.''
Obama War Room: Tricks and Shticks
OBAMA: Gerson's a tool. Jay, get the IRS on his case. Gloria? ALLRED: Nothing, sir. Questions in a twenty-year old divorce case about stock valuations. OBAMA: Can't anybody here play this game? ALLRED: I have an op-ed in the Times tomorrow on the War on Women and Romney’s raging libido, sir. Five sons! What he put his poor wife through, popping out all those babies. OBAMA: Piddling stuff. I want to destroy Romney, not embarrass him. DAVID AXELROD: I’ve had a dozen PIs following Romney around, sitting in toilet stalls and waiting for him to come into the bathroom and take the next cubicle. In two instances, he did. My guys slid a foot over and tapped suggestively, but Romney didn’t take the bait. JAY CARNEY: On your say so, sir, Media Matters will release a photoshopped picture of Romney going into a motel room with Helen Thomas. OBAMA: Make it so. What else we got? CARNEY: We’ve arranged for NBC to tape moving interactions between you and actors on rope lines, sir. For example, you'll meet Florita the Home Health Care Aide, Ehud the Jewish OB/GYN, Abdul the Rug Merchant, Alejandro the Garbageman, and others. Since they’re plants, Brian Williams will show no interest in their backgrounds. OBAMA: That it? DAVID PLOUFFE: SEIU thugs wearing Tea Party tees will attack your supporters at the rally in Columbus tomorrow, sir. You'll tell your Secret Service detail to stand down, then wade into the melee and beat back the ruffians by yourself with an American flag wrapped around your shoulders like Superman’s cape. OBAMA: Up Up and away!
“For it is dangerous to attach one's self to the crowd in front, and so long as each one of us is more willing to trust another than to judge for himself, we never show any judgement in the matter of living, but always a blind trust, and a mistake that has been passed on from hand to hand finally involves us and works our destruction. It is the example of other people that is our undoing; let us merely separate ourselves from the crowd, and we shall be made whole. But as it is, the populace,, defending its own iniquity, pits itself against reason. And so we see the same thing happening that happens at the elections, where, when the fickle breeze of popular favour has shifted, the very same persons who chose the praetors wonder that those praetors were chosen.” ― Seneca
DAVID AXELROD: I’ve had a dozen PIs following Romney around, sitting in toilet stalls and waiting for him to come into the bathroom and take the next cubicle. In two instances, he did. My guys slid a foot over and tapped suggestively, but Romney didn’t take the bait.
Good vs. evil. I choose good and I believe the majority of Americans will also. I am so weary of situational ethics. It is time a man of character and love for this country is sitting in the oval office. It will also be refreshing to see a pleasant face on the First Lady. President and Mrs. Romney will restore the respect and dignity this country has been lacking these past four years.
0bama cannot belittle himself even if he tries. He has always been a small man able to exploit extraordinary circumstances. His ascent to power is more a comment on our times and our culture than it is on his abilities.
#21- Romney should simply indulge his natural impulses when the Obama agent slides his foot under the bathroom stall divider: Just stomp on the guy's foot as hard as he can and put him on crutches for a week. What could the Obamite do, accuse him of an anti-gay hate crime?
Prediction: You will hear a great deal of bitterness in O's post presidency. He will be rousing up as many as he can as he journeys about giving speeches.
There will be books galore about the failures of his administration, lots of gossipy stuff. Woodward will write another tome, this one about Bengahzigate.
After a few weeks on the Hawaiian beach and a few pictures in glossy magazines of the splendor which is their life style, Moochele will suddenly realize she is out of the loop and will yearn to get back to Chicago.
Michael Gerson is a pathetic inside the betlway faux conservative. I stopped reading when he proves he is too shallow to understand the depth of Ayn Rand - calling it an "embarrassing flirtation" of Ryan's.
What an idiot Gerson is. Like Ryan, I take Rand for her prophetic genius even if she, as an atheist, has no clue where her gifting came from.
He ran on personality and a good speech writer. He thought he could do that again. But keeping up the pretense of like ability is too hard, and his speech writer is overworked ans exhausted. His silver tongue is not working. He thought all presidents did was talk and fly around on Air Force One.
It hit me yesterday. IF the lightbringer had just done his job. Instead of doing anything to avoid doing his job, he might be in a better place. He has spent so much energy working on the wrong things. Style over substance. It reminds me of George on Seinfeld, working so hard not to work. Lie after lie when just doing what you should would get you further. Oh well it will soon be over.
As for cheating, probably, unfortunately they don't know how much they have to cheat by. The polls have misled them, and many people are not sharing how they will vote. I feared that John Corzine would cheat in the NJ gov race, knowing what I know about the DNC in that state, and he lost by 5% which was simply amazing. My hubs was on edge all that election night because he knew there were bought votes on Corzine's side. But the margin was too big and unknown. IF it ain't close they can't cheat. Lets make it so!!!
The WP has range of OP/ED writers - that includes Gerson, George Will, and Jennifer Rubin. They also have Leftoids who will lower your IQ merely by reading them. However, over all, the paper leans left - not as left as the NYT though. Those guys make no attempt at balance.
Let Obama go back to his participation in the "Low Down" club of his earlier tutor the Rev.Wright at his Chicago Church and resume to practice his sexual preferences. Michelle will grab whataver she can carry out of the WH without being noticed and it would not be surprise if she files for divorce now that the party is over. The arranger of her marriage - the Rev.Wright and Rev. Jackson should help her out of this marriage if they can find a truly heterosexual male who is willing to put up with her. Good Luck on that one!
When we look at B.Hussein we see a man who is cold, calculating and mean. How could a President go to bed when his man, Ambassador to Libya, is being murdered? How could a President leave D.C. for Vegas the morning after his Ambassador was murdered? How could he blame and put an American citizen in jail for a Youtube video? Answer: a cold, heartless man who only loves himself.
As for Morning Joe and all the rest like them, if they persist in deluding themselves, the shock will be all the more difficult for them. Too bad.
The Benghazi story continues, and every day there's new shocking info. The msm trying to ignore, but it's getting out. It's truly a disgusting story of indifference and incompetence. They are embarassing themselves over and over, now today with Panetta's pathetic excuses.
Obama has Jumped the shark; screwed the pooch; soiled his drawers; kissed his sister; take your pick. Obama has done it all and poster #62 approves of all of it. IMHO, 62 got kicked out of DU for attitude.
Obama is reduced to making incendiary statements and ads to try and scare up even the faintest trace of enthusiasm in his liberal base, while Romney is working to expand the electoral map. That tells me all I need to know, right there.
Sagman does another great dialog! I love the Helen Thomas reference...eeeeeewwww!!!!
#21, bad bad bad!!!
The radical lefties had their opportunity to show the world just how wonderful their ideology is. They had a supermajority in Congress, a very good chunk of the SCOTUS and they had the Executive Branch. They also had a zillion czars who were not accountable to anyone (except maybe the President), they owned the meda, and the President himself enacted quite a few executive orders and bypassed Congress whenever he felt like it. STILL, they failed. They did nothing to prove their side worthy of any merit at all (though we knew that all along because we KNOW that leftism doesn't work and only helps enrich and empower a small elite few at the top at the expense of everyone else.)
#64, I’d be the FIRST to jump on anyone who wrongly attacks blacks, gays or anyone else. And I do when a few people lose perspective once in a while because their anger at what is happening to our country gets the best of them. But it’s not out of any real hatred. I know these people and they’re very good and caring folks. The truth is that in 2008, according to all the media, 92% of blacks DID vote for Obama and we know that most of them did do so because he was black--That is a fact. Now I don't think that people will do that again this year. I know too many people (of color) who think this president is a liar and has hurt them economically as well as hurt this country. The leftists are the real racists and liars and always have been. It is history that can be verified--look it up. If someone is constantly (and wrongly) called "racist" by leftist liars over and over again it is understandable if they sometimes lash out. How would you like it if every time you opened your mouth, someone called you some reprehensible name? Yes, you might want to go back to DU or DK, if you are not comfortable here. Obviously, you bought the lies about Romney--especially that comment about 47% that’s taken out of context and continually misquoted. You 're also wrong about McConnell--The Dems had a supermajority and no amount of filibustering would have stopped them. Anyway, it is clear that you lack patience and open-mindedness and just repeat the same leftist rhetoric. We have truth on our side...unlike the left, we don't need to stoop to lies.
By this time next year Obama will be a member of the Super One Percent, financially speaking that is. He`ll be making as many speeches a month as possible at $250000 a pop. I wonder if he`1l be redistributing his newly gotten gains to those less fortunate or hide most of it offshore like the Clinton`s? After all, how much money does he really need? When is enough enough?
My word, a armed troll, how scarey!! One word for trolls that slobber over the moron in the white house - four dead Americans that the coward would not save and did not want to save. He and the greasy haired clinton hag should be out of their jobs.
#78 your rants are difficult to respond to as they are overly lengthy, emotion-ridden, full of references to the usual hate-group stuff, and what few debatable facts the posts contain are like pennies scattered in a manure pile.
Few of us care to comb though your manure pile. This supposedly is a salon, not a saloon - but you are drunk on your words and your passions.
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