Perry doesn’t exactly set the crowd afire

UPDATE: Rick Perry’s speaking style proves to be no more dynamic than his debating style, which surprises me. Even from a prepared script, his delivery was flat and awkward and didn’t exactly light the conservative audience at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center afire.

According to officials with the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, Perry had agreed to use the podium to discuss policy issues and not as a forum for attacking fellow Republicans. The Texas governor did not abide by that agreement, taking several shots at fellow frontrunner Mitt Romney.

Without actually naming Romney, Perry took issue with a certain governor from Massachusetts whose health-care plan “paved the way for ObamaCare” and who signed into law a regional cap-and-trade system to address climate change.

“I knew when I got into this race that I’d have my hands full fighting President Obama’s big-government agenda,” he said. “I just didn’t think it would be in the Republican primary.”

Perry also cited news reports in which the CEO of a major American corporation had said that it had become easier to do business in China than in the United States. He didn’t happen to mention that the CEO in question was Muhtar Kent of Coca Cola, a company with a rather high profile in these parts. It’s the kind of small but telling oversight that reflects poor staff work and a campaign and candidate not yet ready for prime time.

According to Perry staff, the governor will spend the rest of the day in Atlanta at fundraisers before flying to New Hampshire for a town hall meeting.

——

I’m at the Cobb Galleria waiting to hear Texas Gov. Rick Perry speak to the conservative Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s legislative policy conference. A lot of curiosity about the man and his message, although he’s only scheduled for 15 minutes. This is an important audience for someone without a large organization in Georgia. An audition, you might say.

- Jay Bookman

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USinUK

September 30th, 2011
10:21 am

“A lot of curiosity about the man and his message, although he’s only scheduled for 15 minutes”

well, when you don’t have much to say, why schedule a full hour …

Armed Liberal

September 30th, 2011
10:23 am

I’m sorry to hear that Jay. You have my condolences.

Short version of what you’ll hear: God, Jesus, Lower taxes, Jesus, BOO!

ragnar danneskjold

September 30th, 2011
10:24 am

Perry is ok by me. I will vote for anyone to the right of Hugo Chavez, which seemingly excludes only Chauncey.

Practical Matti

September 30th, 2011
10:24 am

Mr. Bookman,

The things you endure to get the job done! Bless your heart. Be strong, and get yourself a strong drink when you get out of there!

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
10:25 am

You gonna’ give us the scoop after?

Rick in Grayson

September 30th, 2011
10:25 am

Perry won’t get my vote!

Perry puts the interests of illegal aliens/foreign nationals before those of US citizens!

Perry supports in-state tuition for illegal aliens…we don’t want anything like that!

Perry’s job creation in Texas between 2007 and 2011: 81% of jobs created during this time went to illegal aliens or newly arrived legal immigrants! Why can’t he create jobs for US citizens?

Keep Up the Good Fight!

September 30th, 2011
10:25 am

Looking forward to the report

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
10:26 am

I’m digging the itals

too bad they lean to the right.

poison pen

September 30th, 2011
10:26 am

Granny, He will, it just comes out of a litter box.

AmVet - Read my lips. No new Texans!

September 30th, 2011
10:26 am

Like that fake conservative needs to woo the ocean of otherwise brain-dead fake conservatives in THIS state?

Prepare the clown car!

larry

September 30th, 2011
10:27 am

Why is everything in italics ?

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
10:27 am

dammit, poison, I was thinking it was going to be pistachio almond from baskins!!!

getalife

September 30th, 2011
10:28 am

He was a dem that endorsed al gore.

Texas toast.

Practical Matti

September 30th, 2011
10:28 am

Attempting a close tag:

Did that work?

Normal

September 30th, 2011
10:29 am

He will get his straw hat and cane and dance to “I’m a MOrman, We are Mormans and you can be a Morman, tooooooo”

That ought to put the Southerners on his side…

poison pen

September 30th, 2011
10:30 am

USinUK

” dammit, poison, I was thinking it was going to be pistachio almond from baskins!!!”

Nah! Just little road apples.

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
10:32 am

you know the funny thing about road apples?

they’re not fruit!!

neither is scrapple.

thewindwhistler

September 30th, 2011
10:33 am

Governor Perry is already off to a great start. Schedueling 15 minutes to speak. Abraham Lincoln would approve, the Gettysburgh Address only lasted 15 minutes.
The Governor will make his message crystal clear on immigration. From there on he can digress all he wants. The illegal immigrants get $100.00 a day for picking sweet potatoes in Texas. There are 365 days in a YEar so that is $36,500 dollars a year. Now, you tell me, is that good money or what? Don’t pay any withholding, income tax, hospitalization. I call that the “garden of eden” I will grant you, it has been a little hot in Texas, but when i was whippersnapper,i could play golf all day long and it is every bit as hard as pickin potatoes. That proves once and for all our time is at the apex of civilization.

larry

September 30th, 2011
10:34 am

Prepare the clown car!

And here it comes!!! With Nathan Deal driving , Sam Olens hanging out the passenger side window, Casey Cagle and David Ralston sitting in back , whooping and hollaring. And their is Chip Chop Rogers riding on the roof and Tom Price riding on the hood.

Everyone look out !!!

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
10:34 am

Exactly how do cons woo?

ty webb

September 30th, 2011
10:36 am

do “road apples” taste anything like “dingleberries”?

larry

September 30th, 2011
10:36 am

And their is Chip Chop Rogers riding on the roof
And THERE is Chip Chop Rogers …….

Maj. Mudloaf

September 30th, 2011
10:37 am

please let’s us know if barfs up some more word gumbo.

citizen

September 30th, 2011
10:38 am

I’m a conservative and tend to always vote Republican. I may vote for President Obama in 2012 just because he has aggressively gone after the terrorist’s leaders for only a couple of million dollars. Now, compare that figure with the so-called conservatives who have wasted BILLIONS of dollars in Iraq and Afghanistan for squat. Bring our young men and women home and let CIA conduct the future conflicts.

Armed Liberal

September 30th, 2011
10:39 am

For the love of God, nobody should answer Granny’s question.

I’m trying to eat here.

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
10:39 am

aw, man! no more itals! boooooooooooo

in the meantime, in honor of BigHair Perry’s visit, I’ll rerun a post from this morning:

http://s3-ak.buzzfed.com/static/imagebuzz/web04/2011/9/4/20/rick-perry-church-sign-1465-1315181395-32.jpg

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
10:40 am

GOD, JESUS,HOMO BAD,LIBERALS going to hell,death penalty good, muslims bad,lower taxes, let people die if they dont have insurance, blah blah blah

Brosephus™ - Smoking fat jokes since last thread

September 30th, 2011
10:40 am

If it’s only 15 mins, we should be able to get a youtube vid of the speech. Can you make it happen Jay?

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
10:41 am

Enter your comments here

USMC

September 30th, 2011
10:42 am

USMC

September 30th, 2011
10:43 am

“Exactly how do cons woo?”–Granny

The same way you ‘RATS’ do… :-)

Peadawg

September 30th, 2011
10:43 am

Perry won’t be getting my vote simple b/c of his views on illegal aliens. Plus we can’t forget this story:
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/seven-ways-rick-perry-wants-change-constitution-131634517.html

The only one of those I’d support is the balance budget amendment.

Brosephus™ - Smoking fat jokes since last thread

September 30th, 2011
10:44 am

USinner

That’s funny!!!!

Hootinanny Yum Yum

September 30th, 2011
10:44 am

Jay,

Let us know if he uses a teleprompter.

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
10:46 am

Brocephus – :-)

Aquagirl

September 30th, 2011
10:47 am

Let us know if he gets past “duhhhhhhhhh.”

Mighty Righty

September 30th, 2011
10:50 am

All Republicans are smarter than Obama.

Joe Mama

September 30th, 2011
10:50 am

USMC — “Keep picking on the Fat kid”

“OBAMA 44%, CHRISTIE 43%”

He’s just the latest GOP Flavor of the Month. Give him a month and he’ll be yesterday’s news, just like the rest of them.

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
10:53 am

“All Republicans are smarter than Obama”

:lol: spoken like a true 7th grader.

USMC

September 30th, 2011
10:53 am

“Let us know if he uses a teleprompter.”–Hooch in nanny yum yum

Only a simpleton Bolshevik/Socialist puppet would make such a quote not realizing the difference in using a teleprompter for speeches to the general public and using a teleprompter to speak to a kindergarten classroom. Are we surprised? :-)

Obama Uses Teleprompters During Speech At Elementary School
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVpOH4MGPBg

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
10:53 am

the first candidate to call OBAMA the “N” word will get the nomination. except of course if its CAIN who hasnt a chance in HADES of getting nominated because hes…..black, lol

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
10:55 am

uswmc

why do u repubs now see something wrong with using a teleprompter when all presidents did it? it must be hard to wake up as a conservative like u and see a black man doing a better job than BUSHY BOY did. lol

Mighty Righty

September 30th, 2011
10:55 am

I believe Obama will make a speech today bragging about killing a devout muslim Imam. Further, I believe radical lefty’s will brag about this acomplishment for weeks to come. I join them in cheering this death.

USMC

September 30th, 2011
10:55 am

“He’s just the latest GOP Flavor of the Month. Give him a month and he’ll be yesterday’s news, just like the rest of them.”–Joe Mama

I can probably agree with part of this statement :-)

Brosephus™ - Browning America Since 1973

September 30th, 2011
10:55 am

Only a simpleton Bolshevik/Socialist puppet would make such a quote not realizing the difference in using a teleprompter for speeches to the general public and using a teleprompter to speak to a kindergarten classroom. Are we surprised?

Attack early, attack often. Even when it’s someone from your “side”.

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
10:56 am

bring on GOVERNOR CHUBBY ,lol

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

September 30th, 2011
10:56 am

Well, maybe he can get their support if he gets up and says, “I agree with everything you beleive,” and then sets down. If he opens his mouth he’s lost that bunch in Cobb.

My sympathy’s with Bookman. And I thought I had a rotten assignment when they made me listen to a guy talk about how to haul beer without breaking any bottles. Maybe the folks thought Bookman had went on vacation enough that he could handle this one.

Have a good Friday everybody. I’m hauling and humping and grunting and getting you ready to swap weird music tonight and tell everybody how much more you know about bands than anybody else.

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
10:57 am

USMC

You fell for that? Really?

Let’s talk use cars and swampland and gym caps!

Too funny.

(I got some WMD’s right here…c’mon they’re cheap)

USMC

September 30th, 2011
10:58 am

“why do u repubs now see something wrong with using a teleprompter when all presidents did it? it must be hard to wake up as a conservative like u and see a black man doing a better job than BUSHY BOY did. lol”–LiberalLefty

Spoken like a true Leftwing Lunatic r@cist; obsessed with race and identity politiks and lacking in self esteem. :-)

Mighty Righty

September 30th, 2011
10:58 am

“why do u repubs now see something wrong with using a teleprompter when all presidents did it?”
All presidents? Wow, the technology is older than I thought.

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
10:58 am

@MIGHTY RIGHTY

if OBAMA had been in office during 9/11 we would have gotten BIN LADEN sooner and thousands of american soldiers wouldnt be dead for BUSH’S LIES

TaxPayer

September 30th, 2011
10:58 am

Perry, like most Republicans, refuses to use a teleprompter because he cannot figure out how it works.

chauncey

September 30th, 2011
10:59 am

ragnar at 1024 – tell me please, who is this Hugo Chavez of which you speak? can he walk on water too?

USMC

September 30th, 2011
10:59 am

“(I got some WMD’s right here…c’mon they’re cheap)”–GRANNY

They look pretty SAGGY to me, Granny. I’ll pass. :-)

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
10:59 am

“Wow, the technology is older than I thought.”

it’s gone back at least to Reagan … who used it

http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/speechgfx/reagan-parliament3.jpg

Joe COOL

September 30th, 2011
11:00 am

“Exactly how do cons woo?”

“I LOVE GUNS”
“I LOVE My BIBLE”
“I LOVE NO TAXES”
“I LOVE SOCIAL SECURITY”
“I HATE OBAMA”

THats bout it!

Tommy Maddox

September 30th, 2011
11:00 am

It’s fun reading all of y’all’s worry – irrespective of whomever the GOP nominee will be.

Keep on huffin’ and puffin’…

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
11:01 am

@USMC

STILL havent answered my question. WHY DO REPUBS THINK USING A TELEPROMPTER IS SUDDENLY BAD when all the other presidents used them?

USMC

September 30th, 2011
11:01 am

“bring on GOVERNOR CHUBBY ,lol”–Liberal Lunatic

That doesn’t sound like compassion or diversity; more like discrimination and “Hate Speech”.
So what else is new?? :-)

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
11:01 am

My Favorite Teleprompter Joke?

Rick Scott reading a teleprompter joke off a teleprompter at the
Florida straw poll.

Normal

September 30th, 2011
11:02 am

Perry and Mitt are the same person, right?

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
11:03 am

@USMC

answer the question . WHY DO U REPUBS THINK OBAMA using the teleprompter is somehow wrong when every president used it?

ty webb

September 30th, 2011
11:03 am

“tell me please, who is this Hugo Chavez of which you speak? can he walk on water too?”

well, if you asked, sean penn…he could.

USMC

September 30th, 2011
11:04 am

“if OBAMA had been in office during 9/11 we would have gotten BIN LADEN sooner and thousands of american soldiers wouldnt be dead for BUSH’S LIES”–Liberal Lefty Lunatic

Great example of an under-educated “Brain Washed” Useful idiot; Socialist wannabe.
Get some self esteem and go get a job. :-)

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
11:04 am

USMC

Yep they kinda are….happens with age.

And unless you are 16 or 17…I imagine your having a wee bit of an issue with the uprights yourself….

Still can’t believe you fell for that kindergarten teleprompter crap.

How ’bout some west wing keyboard “w”s you can get ‘em at Target now….

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
11:05 am

@usmc

i meant to say every president used it when the technology became available

USMC

September 30th, 2011
11:05 am

“Perry and Mitt are the same person, right?:–AbNormal

Yeah, just like abNormal and Richard Simmons are the same person, right toots? :-)

Joe COOL

September 30th, 2011
11:05 am

“answer the question . WHY DO U REPUBS THINK OBAMA using the teleprompter is somehow wrong when every president used it?”

Because he isnt as innovative as writing his thoughts on his PALM…lol

Talking Head

September 30th, 2011
11:06 am

apparently liberalefty’s mom was pro-life

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
11:06 am

@usmc

i see u hate the truth about BUSHY BOY! HE WAS THE MOST INCOMPETENT PRESIDENT EVER, JUST ASK OSAMA! OH U CANT HES DEAD, KILLED by BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA. LOL

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
11:07 am

“well, if you asked, sean penn…he could.”

:lol:

now, that’s funny

USMC

September 30th, 2011
11:07 am

“Yep they kinda are….happens with age.”–Granny

LOL! Granny, I am so glad that you have a sense of humor and self esteem.

And for the record, I didn’t say they weren’t attractive… :-)

Normal

September 30th, 2011
11:09 am

USMC

September 30th, 2011
11:05 am
How in the blue hades did you find that out??!! All together now! And-a one, and-a two,….touch those toes!

carlosgvv

September 30th, 2011
11:09 am

Since Georgia is usually last place in all that matters to most people, Perry can be assured of a completely gullible audience to hear him talk about how bad Obama is, the evils of abortion, creationism, the truths of the Bible, how bad regulations on business are not letting those poor people create any jobs, etc, etc, etc. If I had to listen to him talk for even 15 minutes, I would pray those doomsday 2012 predictions are right.

USMC

September 30th, 2011
11:09 am

“i meant to say every president used it when the technology became available”–LiberalLoony

Yeah, even in a kindergarten classroom, right Vladimir?? :-)

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
11:11 am

USMC – in mother russia, teleprompter uses YOU

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
11:12 am

@ GRANNY

YEAH usmc FELL FOR THE KIDERGARDEN joke, hes a mindless hater of OBAMA. I BET WHEN THEY ANNOUNCED THAT OSAMA WAS KILLED, he like most conservatives were mad as hell

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
11:12 am

USMC

Thanks! They always manage to get the job done.

But seriously, the teleprompter in the kindregarten thing just ain’t true….

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
11:12 am

I MEANT “KINDERGARDEN”

USMC

September 30th, 2011
11:12 am

“How in the blue hades did you find that out??!! All together now! And-a one, and-a two,….touch those toes!”–Normal

LOL, Normal! That was friggin hilarious! I think it was your tone of voice and Dolfin shorts that tipped me off there, Sailor. :-)

Off to help Comrade Obama fix this economy. Have a great day Granny and Normal!

Don't Tread

September 30th, 2011
11:13 am

Why bother?

You’re just going to say what an evil (or stupid, inept, delusional, extremist, irrational, ignorant, or whatever derogatory term you care to insert here) man he is because there’s an (R) next to his name.

buck@gon

September 30th, 2011
11:13 am

“I’m at the Cobb Galleria waiting to hear Texas Gov. Rick Perry “… HEADLINE, blogging barbarian bookman is at the gates.

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
11:13 am

@USMC

STILL HAVENT ANSWERED MY QUESTION. here it is again; why do u repubs see something wrong with OBAMA using the teleprompter when others have used it?

USMC

September 30th, 2011
11:14 am

“USMC – in mother russia, teleprompter uses YOU”–Maggie Thatcher

More brilliance from across the pond, Touche :-)

Union

September 30th, 2011
11:17 am

liberals get very very scared when obama speaks off the cuff and off teleprompter.. wonder why that is?

Shawny

September 30th, 2011
11:17 am

Citizen at 10:38, then you want Ron Paul.

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
11:17 am

Union

conservatives are scared of their own shadows…..

buck@gon

September 30th, 2011
11:18 am

Armed liberal @ 10:23,

As opposed to what you hear with Obama:

I, me, my, mine, my me, I, marching shoes, intercontinental railroad (sic), fair share, weren’t as shovel ready as I thought, don’t raise taxes in a recession, passing a budget? who cares? me, my, mine, I, hopey changey, 57 states.

Or Biden:

He’s good articulate and clean. It’s an amazing story.

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
11:18 am

“liberals get very very scared when obama speaks off the cuff and off teleprompter..”

we do???

wow. I don’t think I got that memo, but thanks for giving me the update on how all liberals feel.

Aquagirl

September 30th, 2011
11:18 am

why do u repubs see something wrong with OBAMA using the teleprompter

They’re just angry many Repub candidates can’t read well enough to use one.

buck@gon

September 30th, 2011
11:18 am

Granny,

No, but when your shadow looks like Godzilla, it does cause us to turn our heads.

Union

September 30th, 2011
11:19 am

“It’s just something presidents haven’t done,” said Martha Joynt Kumar, a presidential historian who has held court in the White House since December 1975. “It’s jarring to the eye. In a way, it stands in the middle between the audience and the president because his eye is on the teleprompter.”

Just how much of a crutch the teleprompter has become for Obama was on sharp display during his latest commerce secretary announcement. The president spoke from a teleprompter in the ornate Indian Treaty Room for a few minutes. Then Gov. Gary Locke stepped to the podium and pulled out a piece of paper for reference.

The president’s teleprompter also elicited some uncomfortable laughter after he announced Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as his choice for Health and Human Services secretary. “Kathy,” Obama said, turning the podium over to Sebelius, who waited at the microphone for an awkward few seconds while the teleprompters were lowered to the floor and the television cameras rolled.

Obama has relied on a teleprompter through even the shortest announcements and when repeating the same lines on his economic stimulus plan that he’s been saying for months — whereas past presidents have mostly worked off of notes on the podium except during major speeches, such as the State of the Union.

Mighty Righty

September 30th, 2011
11:20 am

I have been channel surfing trying to find Obama but the liberal controlled media is more interested in Michael Jackson than our president.

Union

September 30th, 2011
11:21 am

“I think he just got a little bit of the teleprompter,” Waters said. . . .

Brosephus™ - Browning America Since 1973

September 30th, 2011
11:22 am

Damn, if all there is to argue about is a teleprompter, then life must just be friggin’ grand. Teleprompters are all over the place when cameras are around. TV newscasters use them. Talk show hosts use them. Award presenters at shows use them. Some of y’all probably have one hooked up to your pc’s as much as you obsess about them.

USMC

September 30th, 2011
11:22 am

“conservatives are scared of their own shadows…..”–GRANNY

No, Granny. That goes to all men only when we start getting “Dicdoo” :-)

Union

September 30th, 2011
11:23 am

usinuk.. being liberal.. i understand that you need to have someone to tell you how to feel.. think.. etc.. but cmon.. try to be a free spirit here.. its ok

buck@gon

September 30th, 2011
11:23 am

Knowing Jay as well as I do, I realize that what he’s interesting in doing is ignoring the substance of what Perry says and finding some idiosyncratic thing that bugs liberals, taking it out of context and using it in whiny prose to hammer over and over (ie., demagogue) something that isn’t really true or meaningful.

News for Jay. Conservatives so distrust people like you that don’t try anymore to please you. You ARE the political enemy to be defeated along with Obama, about whom you seem to be imminently UN-curious.

TaxPayer

September 30th, 2011
11:24 am

If a southern Republican were to use a teleprompter, it would need a reverse in it so he could keep up.

Mighty Righty

September 30th, 2011
11:24 am

We know about Obama’s reading skills. Corpse instead of Corp. He is the gaffe a day president. I want to see his speech because I know it will be full of gaffes.

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
11:25 am

Union – 11:23 – it’s not being told how I SHOULD feel that’s at issue here, dearest, it’s being told how I DO feel by someone who couldn’t pick me out in a crowd of one

buck@gon

September 30th, 2011
11:25 am

Mighty Righty @ 11:20,

The liberal media realizes that every time Obama’s speeches are shown on TV that his ratings dive faster than when they aren’t.

Were Bush in this ratings free-fall, we’d have CNN doing hour-by-hour coverage the way the weather channel covers hurricanes.

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
11:26 am

Buck

Sorry, but can’t agree.

The Conservatives really and truly are scared of everything.

Brosephus™ - Browning America Since 1973

September 30th, 2011
11:26 am

someone who couldn’t pick me out in a crowd of one

I don’t know whether to laugh, cry, or just say damn to that one…

USMC

September 30th, 2011
11:28 am

Buck@agon@11:23

You are right. JAY will go straight from the Bolshevik/Socialist playbook by demeaning and slandering those who oppose his “out-of-touch” Socialist political philosophy and agenda.

Don't Tread

September 30th, 2011
11:30 am

USMC – like the hit job on the NRA & Wayne LaPierre a couple days ago?

ty webb

September 30th, 2011
11:30 am

No Jay’s there to get the audience’s reaction…It may come as a shock to a few, but I’m sure there’s probably atleast a few there in the crowd that are for DADT(which a democrat president signed into law), against socialized medicine, and are for the death penalty…please report your findings regarding the crowds reaction Jay. That’s the real news.

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
11:31 am

hey USMC

still havent answered my question: why do conservatives say using the teleprompter is somehow wrong when the other presidents did it? is it because u have nothing on this strong black man so u itpick like littlec spoiled rats over this? is it because as a white guy u feel ininsecure around black men? just curious.

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
11:31 am

Brocephus – 11:26 – I live to serve

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
11:32 am

@hey usmc

still havent answered my question, lol

jconservative

September 30th, 2011
11:32 am

“I’m a conservative and tend to always vote Republican. I may vote for President Obama in 2012 just because he has aggressively gone after the terrorist’s leaders for only a couple of million dollars. Now, compare that figure with the so-called conservatives who have wasted BILLIONS of dollars in Iraq and Afghanistan for squat. ”

Good point Citizen.

We have spent 6500 USA soldiers lives, over $1.5 trillion of borrowed money and no one can positively say what we have as a result of the effort.

But Obama and friends are just as guilty as Bush and friends.

I am laying 2 to 1 that Iraq ends up a Radical Islamic Republic in bed with Iran.

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
11:33 am

@mighty righty

ask OSAMA about OBAMAS reading skills,lol

USMC

September 30th, 2011
11:35 am

“is it because u have nothing on this strong black man so u itpick like littlec spoiled rats over this? is it because as a white guy u feel ininsecure around black men? just curious.”–Left Liberal lunatic

-Sounds like someone is sorely lacking in the self-esteem department… :-)

USMC

September 30th, 2011
11:37 am

“USMC – like the hit job on the NRA & Wayne LaPierre a couple days ago?”–Don’t Tread

Well, they don’t call JAY BOOKMAN the “High-Priest of Socialism” for nothing. :-)

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

September 30th, 2011
11:37 am

Americans see the Republican party over the next few years as better than Democrats at handling security and building prosperity. Source Gallup

52% say the current president and congress are doing a worse job than prior presidents and congress. Source Gallup

Biden says stop blaming Bush for our economic problems says the current administration is responsible.

ty webb

September 30th, 2011
11:37 am

anyone driving around 285, just look for the car with the “They’re Racists” bumper sticker…that’s “liberallefty” there behind the wheel.

1811/0311

September 30th, 2011
11:37 am

Headline: “Two U.S.-Born Al Qaeda Terrorists Killed in CIA-Directed Drone Strike”

I just know if Bush were still in office some of you libs. would be screaming about the murder of American citizens without a trial.

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
11:38 am

hey USMC

still havent answered my question; why do u clowns mention OBAMA using the teleprompter when other president did it too?

Aquagirl

September 30th, 2011
11:38 am

JAY will go straight from the Bolshevik/Socialist playbook by demeaning and slandering those who oppose his “out-of-touch” Socialist political philosophy and agenda.

Who sprinkled extra babble in our Con’s Wheaties today?

1811/0311

September 30th, 2011
11:38 am

USMC & Recon:

Do you realize just how “conservative” John F. Kennedy would be compared to today’s DemoNcrats ?

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
11:39 am

@TY WEBB

I drive a purple caddy

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
11:39 am

“Well, they don’t call JAY BOOKMAN the “High-Priest of Socialism” for nothing”

dang.

you need to remind “them” that “they” need to up their meds.

Butch Cassidy

September 30th, 2011
11:39 am

I heard that Perry was quoting Coke CEO Mutahr Kent about China being easier to do business in than America. I heard that it was easier to do business in America when we allowed slavery, can someone ask Rick if he can get on that as soon as he repeals Obamacare?

1811/0311

September 30th, 2011
11:40 am

“still havent answered my question; why do u clowns mention OBAMA using the teleprompter when other president did it too?”

Because he uses it to excess ………….. even with children’s school classes.

I wonder if he uses it when he talks to Michelle in their private quarters ?

USMC

September 30th, 2011
11:41 am

“anyone driving around 285, just look for the car with the “They’re Racists” bumper sticker…that’s “liberallefty” there behind the wheel.”–Ty Webb

Actually, his car is the broken down bucket pulled off to the side of the highway with the orange, scratched out “no parking here” sticker on the driver’s window. :-)

1811/0311

September 30th, 2011
11:41 am

Well, well, well ……………………………..

Headline (The Hill) : “Obama’s jobs bill can’t get through Democrat-controlled senate… “

USinUK

September 30th, 2011
11:42 am

“Because he uses it to excess ………….. even with children’s school classes.”

wrong.

he didn’t use it with the classroom.

he used it in a press conference after.

not that you’d ever let a little thing like the truth get in your way.

md

September 30th, 2011
11:42 am

“I may vote for President Obama in 2012 just because he has aggressively gone after the terrorist’s leaders for only a couple of million dollars. Now, compare that figure with the so-called conservatives who have wasted BILLIONS of dollars in Iraq and Afghanistan for squat. ”

huh?

Obama is the current decider on Afghanistan, and it is no where near a few million……………

Iraq, for the most part is over…….the other one……not so much. But it should be. Pull the bulk of the boots, leave the spooks and the drones, and get to it.

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

September 30th, 2011
11:43 am

1811, JFK even lowered taxes. He must have been a DINO.

buck@gon

September 30th, 2011
11:44 am

Aquagirl,

We’re NOT seeing anything wrong with teleprompters. I like having a president with too much youth, ideology and inexperience having the ubiquitous and self-evident symbols of someone who can’t function without pre scripted instructions. He can’t even announce a minor deputy level appointment or go “out among the people” without teleprompters:

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0309/19663.html

Direct Excerpt from Politico story above: Obama’s reliance on the teleprompter is unusual — not only because he is famous for his oratory, but because no other president has used one so consistently and at so many events, large and small…….

“It’s just something presidents haven’t done,” said Martha Joynt Kumar, a presidential historian who has held court in the White House since December 1975. “It’s jarring to the eye. In a way, it stands in the middle between the audience and the president because his eye is on the teleprompter.”

Just how much of a crutch the teleprompter has become for Obama was on sharp display during his latest commerce secretary announcement. The president spoke from a teleprompter in the ornate Indian Treaty Room for a few minutes. Then Gov. Gary Locke stepped to the podium and pulled out a piece of paper for reference.

The president’s teleprompter also elicited some uncomfortable laughter after he announced Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as his choice for Health and Human Services secretary. “Kathy,” Obama said, turning the podium over to Sebelius, who waited at the microphone for an awkward few seconds while the teleprompters were lowered to the floor and the television cameras rolled.

Obama has relied on a teleprompter through even the shortest announcements and when repeating the same lines on his economic stimulus plan that he’s been saying for months — whereas past presidents have mostly worked off of notes on the podium except during major speeches, such as the State of the Union.

I think it’s perfect for whatever he does. I even like the fact that he travelled around on airplanes to get to his Canadian-made busses, on his fake bus tour paid for by taxpayer dollars, so he could speak in front of 2000 total people on a fake ginned-up “talking” tour.

I really really like these teleprompters, Aquagirl, because it explodes the myth of “good, articulate and clean” (Joe, the dunce, Biden’s famous quote) (the articulate part, anyway), and let us not forget how little those things mean if one is to be President of the US.

It’s just a good reminder that we need to have higher standards next time–a reminder I agree whole-heartedly with.

Brosephus™ - Browning America Since 1973

September 30th, 2011
11:44 am

USinner

That was one of those deadly MMA-style combo hits. :)

USMC

September 30th, 2011
11:44 am

“Do you realize just how “conservative” John F. Kennedy would be compared to today’s DemoNcrats ?”-1811/0311

Case in point: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScMvZinMb6E

md

September 30th, 2011
11:45 am

“I just know if Bush were still in office some of you libs. would be screaming about the murder of American citizens without a trial.”

I concur……one in particular……..we’ll have to wait and see if his hypocrisy shines through…….

ty webb

September 30th, 2011
11:45 am

well,we’ve got flying robots taking out terrorist scum…now if we could only develop robots that waterboard…powered by Solyndra of course.

Strawman

September 30th, 2011
11:46 am

“I’m at the Cobb Galleria waiting to hear Texas Gov. Rick Perry speak to the conservative Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s legislative policy conference.”

I fear for you, Jay. Don’t lose your soul ;-)

md

September 30th, 2011
11:47 am

Headline (The Hill) : “Obama’s jobs bill can’t get through Democrat-controlled senate… “

Head that the other day…….seems the oil state dems don’t much care for ending their subsidies, and the other dems on the hot seat want nothing to do with a tax increase……of any kind.

And folks think it is just one side……………..

Generation$crewed

September 30th, 2011
11:48 am

buck@gon

September 30th, 2011
11:48 am

The teleprompters also obliterate the myth that Obama is smarter than the rest of us, and media non-coverage of this gross idiosyncrasy destroys any reputation they have left as “unbiased”. Obama’s a pretender, and they (Jay Bookman included) are pretending right along with him.

USMC

September 30th, 2011
11:49 am

“I drive a purple caddy”–Liberal

I sincerely owe you an apology; you actually do have class! :-)

Brosephus™ - Browning America Since 1973

September 30th, 2011
11:49 am

Biden says stop blaming Bush for our economic problems says the current administration is responsible.

Not quite stated that way. His exact quote was: “Even though 50-some percent of the American people think the economy tanked because of the last administration, that’s not relevant,” said the vice president. “What’s relevant is we’re in charge.”…

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20113398-503544.html

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
11:51 am

@1811

and who are u to judge that the president uses the teleprompter too much? u puny little pathetic white boys are such liars,lol. but you were raised like that. why dont u just say u dont like him because of his skin color instead of blaming it on his teleprompter use

Butch Cassidy

September 30th, 2011
11:51 am

“waiting to hear Texas Gov. Rick Perry speak to the conservative Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s legislative policy conference.”

Do they burn the cross before or after the guy comes out in black face and does a rendition of Mammie?

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
11:53 am

@BUCKWAGON

the prez is smater than most of us. hes a blk man that became prez in a country 70% white. yep hes smater than u, but u think because youre white that youre smarter? soooooooooooory

ty webb

September 30th, 2011
11:53 am

“and who are u to judge that the president uses the teleprompter too much?”

oh, I don’t know…one of his employers?

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

September 30th, 2011
11:54 am

“Not quite stated that way. His exact quote was: “Even though 50-some percent of the American people think the economy tanked because of th”

Semantics

1811/0311

September 30th, 2011
11:54 am

liberalefty :

How old are you?

USMC

September 30th, 2011
11:54 am

“Do they burn the cross before or after the guy comes out in black face and does a rendition of Mammie?”–Butch Cassidy

I think Butch is mad because they aren’t waving the Hammer&Sickle flags he is used to at Perry’s rally; right Comrade Butch? :-)

stands for decibels

September 30th, 2011
11:54 am

So USMC, those out-of-the-mainstream positions taken by Jay? I’m still waiting for you to tell me what those might be.

Been three days now, and I’ve asked nicely every day.

1811/0311

September 30th, 2011
11:55 am

UK:

There was more than just one class and to use for a press conference. Good grief.

He overuses it. Even you guys know it.

Generation$crewed

September 30th, 2011
11:55 am

liberalefty,

Are you a parody?

If so, very funny kinda like redneck.

If not, well……. still kinda funny just in more of a sad way.

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
11:55 am

@1811

old enuff 2 know youre a insecure old conservative

USMC

September 30th, 2011
11:56 am

“How old are you?”–1811/0311

Don’t start picking on uneducated minors, Teufel Hunden :-)

stands for decibels

September 30th, 2011
11:56 am

Do they burn the cross before or after the guy comes out in black face and does a rendition of Mammie?

c’mon, Butch, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation stopped doing that months ago!

1811/0311

September 30th, 2011
11:56 am

md

September 30th, 2011
11:56 am

And in case folks don’t open that link:

“Biden said it is “totally legitimate” for the 2012 presidential election to be “a referendum on Obama and Biden and the nature and state of the economy.”"

Butch Cassidy

September 30th, 2011
11:56 am

USMC – “I think Butch is mad because they aren’t waving the Hammer&Sickle flags he is used to at Perry’s rally; right Comrade Butch?”

Nah, I just figured that since Perry is a politician he would want to pander to his demographic. I think he saves the Hammer and Sickle flags for when he’s campaigning in Coney Island. :)

Strawman

September 30th, 2011
11:57 am

“u puny little pathetic white boys are such liars, lol. but you were raised like that. why dont u just say u dont like him because of his skin color instead of blaming it on his teleprompter use”

Wow, four adjectives in a row in an otherwise nearly illiterate rant. Good name for a band, though – I like that: “Puny Little Pathetic White Boys.” Play that funky music….

stands for decibels

September 30th, 2011
11:57 am

He overuses it.

only nutbags care whether a guy reads off a freaking teleprompter or a piece of printed paper.

1811/0311

September 30th, 2011
11:57 am

USMC:

A “teenager” I think. Enough said.

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

September 30th, 2011
11:57 am

“So USMC, those out-of-the-mainstream positions taken by Jay? I’m still waiting for you to tell me what those might be.”

Scan the opinion polls and you’ll find out.

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
11:57 am

@generationscrewed

flattery will git u nowhere

1811/0311

September 30th, 2011
11:58 am

“only nutbags care whether a guy reads off a freaking teleprompter or a piece of printed paper.” ………………………………………. or whether than can give a few remarks off the top of their head like most people can do …………………………. :o

Good morning !

Generation$crewed

September 30th, 2011
11:58 am

liberalefty

so you are a parody!

Clever!

Hootinanny Yum Yum

September 30th, 2011
11:59 am

In beautiful Eyria, OH, Toni Duncan, a 43 year old black female was sentenced to 15 days in jail for choking a 71 year old white male greeter at Walmart after he asked to see her receipt as she left the store.

Kudos to the AJC for including the story on their website. Had to dig a little deeper to get the details. I guess the greeter was a hater and disrespected her.

“Duncan broke down a few moments later as she stood before Locke-Graves, who was clearly disturbed by City Prosecutor Cynthia Adams’ description of the episode in which Duncan “bragged to her daughter that she had just choked the cracker,” a racial slur referring to Burchell.”

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
11:59 am

@ty webb

oh since we have a black president, suddenly everybody became concerned abnout teleprompter usage? see how ignorant u sound.

Brosephus™ - Browning America Since 1973

September 30th, 2011
11:59 am

Recon

Your statement can be interpreted in several different ways depending on the way it’s read. To say one is responsible without mentioning responsible for the collapse or recovery is a bit misleading. Posting the exact quote clarifies exactly what Biden said.

Aquagirl

September 30th, 2011
12:00 pm

Because he uses it to excess ………….. even with children’s school classes.

Y’all go easy on Scout/1811/0311. You see, he is too dim to see the PRESS clearly visible in the classroom…not that he’d rely on the youtube clip. Scout’s world is comprised of forwarded e-mails, urban legends, and crap from websites. He really cites these things as facts.

If you find such posts inane and irritating, think what it’s like to actually LIVE in this world, run by a bolshevik terrorist kenyan president and inhabited by “libs” whose sole purpose is to destroy the US. Sadly enough, some people can’t inhabit the normal world. They have to re-fashion it to make themselves grandiose paragons of righteousness. And they can’t do that unless they create equally evil and bad creatures out of normal, everyday people and events. Like…oh, the president using a teleprompter.

USMC

September 30th, 2011
12:00 pm

“He overuses it. Even you guys know it.”–1811/03 yut, yut!

I think Comrade Obama even uses the teleprompter to tuck his kids in at night. :-)

ty webb

September 30th, 2011
12:02 pm

liberallefty,
no, I don’t care about teleprompter usage…by president’s of any color. I was just taking a stab at your question.

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
12:02 pm

@hootinanny

that was dispicable, she should have gotten more time

stands for decibels

September 30th, 2011
12:03 pm

a reminder:

http://blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blog/2011/09/28/chris-christie-still-resists-that-lovely-sirens-call/#comment-736585

You are the “High Priest of Socialism”, Jay, who preaches the Left-wing Fringe political blather to the real CRAZIES on a daily basis.

Most if not all of your views are so far out of the mainstream with what America is about.

so which of these views are so far out of the mainstream, USMC? You said “most if not all”, so you surely have assembled a few examples for me, yes?

I won’t be real picky. As previously stated, if you can give me some of Jay’s positions that are supported by less than 33% of Americans in an issue poll conducted by a reputable pollster, I’ll consider that as qualifying for “out of the mainstream.”

So which positions, USMC? Care to back up those words of yours?

Because I don’t think you can; I don’t think you knew, when you wrote that stuff, how Americans actually poll on the issues, and if you’ve dug into the subject a bit you’ve learned that they’re probably a lot more liberal than you like to imagine.

USMC

September 30th, 2011
12:03 pm

Based on his comments, it sounds like poor little liberalefty doesn’t have any friends outside of his race and isn’t very diverse.
I am guessing that Liberalefty thinks diversity is only BLACK. Now he’s going to tell us some of his best friends are white…wait, here it comes… :-)

Generation$crewed

September 30th, 2011
12:04 pm

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
12:02 pm
@hootinanny

“that was dispicable, she should have gotten more time”

You can’t post things like this if you are going to be a parody! You need to stay in charecter.

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
12:06 pm

@usmc

nope i find most whites to be condescending and of low moral character, so i dont have any white friends

stands for decibels

September 30th, 2011
12:06 pm

Scan the opinion polls and you’ll find out.

Del, I’ve been over to Pollingreport.com plenty of times to check in on these things. USMC alleges that Jay’s positions are “out of the mainstream.”

http://pollingreport.com/issues.htm

Again I ask–which ones?

(Far as I know, Pollingreport.com doesn’t have an ideological ax to grind–it just posts polling information on any number of topics of interest to all kinds of people.)

Brosephus™ - Browning America Since 1973

September 30th, 2011
12:07 pm

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

September 30th, 2011
12:07 pm

Brosepus, I paraphrased the essence of his statement. You cherry picked one statement in his speech. So whose misleading? I commend you though for providing a link to the article that I read as well. When you read it in its entirety I’ll stand by my brief paraphrase.

1811/0311

September 30th, 2011
12:08 pm

Hey libs.

Take it up with Jon Stewart !

“Jon Stewart Mocks Obama For Using Teleprompter In Sixth Grade Classroom (VIDEO)”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/26/obama-teleprompter-sixth-grade-video_n_436406.html

USMC

September 30th, 2011
12:08 pm

“as opposed to u tucking in little stray boys!lol”–Liberalefty

Well, we certainly have gathered great insight to the sickening mindset of some our fellow bloggers on the LEFT this morning… Are we surprised of the “out-of-touch” garbage coming from these folks???

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
12:09 pm

@generation

sorry but i have compassion for the defenseless no matter what color. anybody choking a 70 yr old person needs their behinds stomped

Strawman

September 30th, 2011
12:10 pm

“…the episode in which Duncan “bragged to her daughter that she had just choked the cracker,” a racial slur referring to Burchell.”

Well, that is a first. I’ve heard people choking on crackers before, but to do the opposite…people really need to watch their salt intake.

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
12:10 pm

@usmc

still havent answered my question; why do u have a problem with this prez using the teleprompter but this issue was never brought up with the white presidents?

stands for decibels

September 30th, 2011
12:10 pm

Are we surprised of the “out-of-touch” garbage

Speaking of out of touch, which of those issues did you have in mind, USMC?

Generation$crewed

September 30th, 2011
12:10 pm

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
12:09 pm

Well i think any person with sanity would agree with that. But its not as amusing and funny if you break charecter, cause then I gotta think about if you are being serious or not.

Come on help me out here!

GM

September 30th, 2011
12:11 pm

Perry is perfect for Georgia: His state is last in education, healthcare, hates goverment but received over 5 billion from gov, speaks bad about illegals but want them to continue to work in his state, are we sure he is not the gov of Georgia”””’
Oh and dont forgot the rednecks who hate blacks but watch them on Sat and Sun football games””

stands for decibels

September 30th, 2011
12:12 pm

Take it up with Jon Stewart !

this may shock you Scout, but I don’t think Jon Steward is right all the time. In fact, I think he is kind of a wuss, politically, a lot of the time.

Strawman

September 30th, 2011
12:12 pm

“Jon Stewart Mocks Obama For Using Teleprompter In Sixth Grade Classroom”

It’s only because he uses the teleprompter when conversing with his own daughters, who are about the same age.

Kamchak

September 30th, 2011
12:12 pm

So which positions, USMC? Care to back up those words of yours?

I think you’re wasting your time, dB.

Judging by the smack-down that happened downstairs, USMC will likely ignore you, change nom-de-blogs or run and hide at Kyle’s.

USMC

September 30th, 2011
12:13 pm

“nope i find most whites to be condescending and of low moral character, so i dont have any white friends”–Liberalefty

That’s what I thought.
I hope someday you find some self-esteem and realize that “white people” (whatever that means) aren’t better than you.
I think a good first step would be to let go of all of the built up Hate in your heart and stop blaming other people for your problems.
You will live a longer and happier life! :-)

chauncey

September 30th, 2011
12:13 pm

ty webb – this sean penn person will not answer my phone calls

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

September 30th, 2011
12:13 pm

stands,

I’ll stick with professional polling organizations like Gallup and Rasmussen. The newspapers and network news organizations I’ve found to often be inaccurate.

carlosgvv

September 30th, 2011
12:14 pm

Mighty Righty – 11:20

Actually, the media is interested only in making money and the Michael Jackson story is far more appealing and meaningfull to dumbed down America than boring Presidential politics. It’s also much easier to understand and requires little, if any, mental effort at all.

stands for decibels

September 30th, 2011
12:14 pm

Judging by the smack-down that happened downstairs

oooh, I missed that. Back in a bit…

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
12:14 pm

!1811

nice try! fail anything else my insecure friend?

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
12:15 pm

@usmc

still havent answered my question. nice dodge though, lol

Brosephus™ - Browning America Since 1973

September 30th, 2011
12:16 pm

I paraphrased the essence of his statement

You need to work a bit on your paraphrasing skills then. As I said earlier, just saying that Biden said they were responsible is NOT what he said. Had you paraphrased by saying that they were responsible for the recovery and/or current state, then you’d be paraphrasing in my opinion. To just say that they were responsible makes it seem as if he said they were responsible for everything, including the initial collapse, when we both know that they were not even in office yet.

Hope that helps you a bit. If you still choose to stand by your paraphrasing, so be it. Just understand that your paraphrase can be interepreted in many different ways, some of which are nowhere near what Biden meant.

stands for decibels

September 30th, 2011
12:16 pm

I’ll stick with professional polling organizations like Gallup and Rasmussen.

you obviously didn’t look at the website–pollingreport simply reposts polling from all kinds of organizations. See, for example, their job ratings page for Obama:

http://pollingreport.com/obama_job.htm

St Simons - we're on Island time

September 30th, 2011
12:16 pm

Cobb/Galleria/”Public Policy Foundation”

Jay mon, did you bring your Dog-Whistle Bingo card?

you could win faaaaabulous prizes, dontcha know

1811/0311

September 30th, 2011
12:17 pm

liberalefty:

Sorry, you are not my friend.

In all seriousness, people like you are very bad for this country.

USMC

September 30th, 2011
12:17 pm

“Judging by the smack-down that happened downstairs, USMC will likely ignore you, change nom-de-blogs or run and hide at Kyle’s.”–Kamchek

Boy, I think Kamchek needs to slow down on the Welfare Cheese and Vodka, Comrade! :-)

getalife

September 30th, 2011
12:19 pm

Teleprompter is silly cons.

Drone got al awlaki.

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
12:19 pm

herman cain will never get the nomination from the repub party. hes black thats why. hes just an amusing STEPPIN FETCHIT to entertain the folks

poison pen

September 30th, 2011
12:20 pm

Just click on the link below and watch the video….

http://www.slothster.com/2352-cat-on-bo…phins.html

Hope it comes thru.

Kamchak

September 30th, 2011
12:20 pm

Boy, I think Kamchek needs to slow down on the Welfare Cheese and Vodka, Comrade!

Lactose intolerant, and I prefer Scotch.

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
12:21 pm

liberal lefty

The “steppin fetchit” is really inapproriate and offensive.

it causes much more harm than good

please stop

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
12:22 pm

@1811

did i say i wanted to be your friend? jeez u think too highly of yourself!

poison pen

September 30th, 2011
12:22 pm

liberalefty

” herman cain will never get the nomination from the repub party. hes black thats why. hes just an amusing STEPPIN FETCHIT to entertain the folks”

What a sad, pathetic person you are.

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

September 30th, 2011
12:22 pm

“you obviously didn’t look at the website–pollingreport simply reposts polling from all kinds of organizations. See, for example, their job ratings page for Obama:”

Don’t get your point. I thought the discourse dealt with specific issues like ObamaCare. Obama’s overall disapproval rating is well known and published.

poison pen

September 30th, 2011
12:23 pm

Granny, You just went up a notch on my ladder.

Brosephus™ - Browning America Since 1973

September 30th, 2011
12:23 pm

herman cain will never get the nomination from the repub party. hes black thats why.

Nope, that has nothing to do with it. Cain has a decent chance at getting the nomination from the GOP because he speaks to the base, and it’s the base that will determine the candidate. I’d give Cain a much better chance than Romney because of that fact. However, in the general election, I don’t think Cain would stand a chance because of his stances on many things are a bit too far to the right for some moderate independents to take.

That’s just my opinion though. Race has little to do with his electability.

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
12:23 pm

@granny

but its the truth. CAIN is just a long line of shuffling conservative negro fools dancing for massa.

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
12:23 pm

poison pen

thanks….no matter who does it….it’s just wrong

USMC

September 30th, 2011
12:24 pm

“Lactose intolerant, and I prefer Scotch.”–Kamchak

LOL! That was hilarious! :-)
(ps- I don’t think welfare cheese contains lactose; actually we don’t know WHAT it contains)

carlosgvv

September 30th, 2011
12:24 pm

liberallefty

I told Brosephus that most blacks hate the white man’s guts. I received, from him, a lengthy lecture about how that was wrong. Reading your posts make me realize I was right all along.

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
12:25 pm

liberal lefty

i don’t think much of Mr. Cain, to be sure, however your words are offensive.

again, please stop.

USMC

September 30th, 2011
12:25 pm

“but its the truth. CAIN is just a long line of shuffling conservative negro fools dancing for massa.”
Liberalefty

Come in off the ledge, brother! Let’s be friends. :-)

Hootinanny Yum Yum

September 30th, 2011
12:25 pm

I said it a few months ago and I’ll say it again. I believe it will be a Romney/Cain ticket for the GOP.

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
12:25 pm

@bropherous

thanks for telling me, “thats your opinion” i never would have know otherwise

stands for decibels

September 30th, 2011
12:26 pm

Don’t get your point. I thought the discourse dealt with specific issues like ObamaCare. Obama’s overall disapproval rating is well known and published.

Ok, so look at the issues pages then, which is what I originally posted. Here are a couple of specific pages…

the “Guns” page:

http://pollingreport.com/guns.htm

the abortion page:

http://pollingreport.com/abortion.htm

They include polls from Fox and Gallup, and a bunch of other reputable outfits. Which was my point.

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
12:26 pm

@usmc

u still have not answered my question, sad indeed

Brosephus™ - Browning America Since 1973

September 30th, 2011
12:27 pm

carlos

If you take the thoughts of one person and extrapolate that to an entire race, that’s your perrogative regardless to how wrong it is.

USMC

September 30th, 2011
12:27 pm

“again, please stop.”-Granny

I feel the same way, but we all know that Jay won’t stop that type of language when it comes from a LIBERAL. Now if he were a Conservative, he would have been scolded and castaway a long time ago.

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
12:27 pm

i meant ” known”

Midori

September 30th, 2011
12:27 pm

Keep Up the Good Fight!

September 30th, 2011
12:28 pm

I agree with Granny, leftyliberal. It is not appropriate and it is offensive. Surely you can find other words to use to convey any dislike without using racially charged words. Let’s rise above that.

Strawman

September 30th, 2011
12:28 pm

“I don’t think much of Mr. Cain, to be sure, however your words are offensive.”

GG, USMC, 1811: cease and desist; you’re getting played by an amateurish stooge.

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
12:28 pm

bobby jindal

September 30th, 2011
12:28 pm

hey don’t forget me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

oldguy

September 30th, 2011
12:29 pm

Life must be very frustrating for Jay and his fellow Socalists…… Those awful Republicans refuse to choose just 1 candidate to run against Saint Obama so they have to run around trying to gather personal insults on a whole bevy of candidates!
How inconsiderate!
I personally have my favorite but in reality I will support and vote for ANYONE the Republicans nominate against Chairman Obama!
p.s. seems to me like Obama violated the Constitutional rights of those poor American citizens he was responsible for killing in Yemen! Should he be charged in court by the Aclu ?

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
12:30 pm

@STRAWMAN

THANKS for the compliment

Keep Up the Good Fight!

September 30th, 2011
12:30 pm

USMC….. Your 12:27 is unfair to Jay. Jay is not available to moderate currently. Can we stop the false claims about the “harsh” treatment of cons v liberal. Or prove it with precise exact evidence of different treatment. You’re speaking nonsense.

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
12:30 pm

Strawman

amatuerish stooge?

all the more reason to ask him to stop.

Unless of course you like that stuff.

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
12:31 pm

@oldguy

blah blAH BLAH

Jay

September 30th, 2011
12:31 pm

Perry update posted above

TaxPayer

September 30th, 2011
12:32 pm

Biden is correct. It is legitimate to point to the Obama administration regarding our economy because the Republicans are sure as heck not doing anything to help it along. In fact, they continue to do anything they can to destroy the US. That has been their plan since Obama was elected.

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
12:33 pm

screw DO BOY CAIN. i wonder if he wants BIG GOVERNMENT LIBERAL programs like the CIVIL RIGHTS ACT of 1964 repealed.

USMC

September 30th, 2011
12:33 pm

“but its the truth. CAIN is just a long line of shuffling conservative negro fools dancing for massa.”

Maybe Herman Cain got lessons from James Brown because Herman Cain shuffled pretty well, didn’t he?

He was one of the heads at the Federal Reserve Bank in Missouri and built his own company, among a long and distinguished list of accomplishments…

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
12:33 pm

Jay

Did Governor Perry use a teleprompter?

stands for decibels

September 30th, 2011
12:34 pm

The “steppin fetchit” is really inapproriate and offensive.

it causes much more harm than good

I’m with GG here. Cain doesn’t appear subservient in any way when he appears in the televised debates, nor was he on his radio show (which I have heard a bit of, in the past.)

Likening him to a minstrel-era character is really stupid.

we all know that Jay won’t stop that type of language when it comes from a LIBERAL.

You have time to make stuff up (that’s simply not true–Jay’s banned lefties who use inappropriate language, including one flaming anti-Semite a month or two back–but you don’t have time to tell me which of those issues of Jay’s are out of the mainstream?

and I provided you with polling links specific to issues and everything. Come on, tell me which ones, USMC. It shouldn’t be hard… that is, if there were any validity to what you’d claimed, originally.

getalife

September 30th, 2011
12:35 pm

“p.s. seems to me like Obama violated the Constitutional rights of those poor American citizens he was responsible for killing in Yemen! Should he be charged in court by the Aclu ?”

Today’s talking point.

He was a threat that plotted attacks on us.

Our President is strong on national security.

Another huge accomplishment.

Strawman

September 30th, 2011
12:35 pm

“amatuerish stooge? all the more reason to ask him to stop. Unless of course you like that stuff.”

I actually do like satire a whole lot. But I suspect ll is none other than gal and the persona is amatuerish.

USMC

September 30th, 2011
12:35 pm

GRANNY @ 12:30

Tell em Granny! :-)

Joe The Plumber too.

September 30th, 2011
12:35 pm

@ liberalefty: “but its the truth. CAIN is just a long line of shuffling conservative negro fools dancing for massa.”
I tell you what lib, you are an idiot. To make a statement like that is beyond offensive. I am not one to use the race card but buddy you are a straight up racist. I guess it just proves that all the racists don’t live on the right side of the fence. As a black conservative who has fought hard to avoid the pity me crap I was expected to follow and instead made a great life for my family and myself without ” dancing for any massa”, I find you very offensive indeed.

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
12:35 pm

@usmc
so did OBAMA, he became your president…lol

Brosephus™ - Browning America Since 1973

September 30th, 2011
12:37 pm

p.s. seems to me like Obama violated the Constitutional rights of those poor American citizens he was responsible for killing in Yemen! Should he be charged in court by the Aclu ?

Or he could be upholding the oath he took in January 2009.

Presidential Oath of Office: “I, ******** , do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and I will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Just as the military personnel who acted were probably just upholding their Oath of Enlistment as well.

Military Oath of Enlistment: “I, ****** , do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”

If they didn’t want to be targeted, they should not have taken up arms against their own country or supported/encouraged others to do so.

Joe COOL

September 30th, 2011
12:37 pm

Brosephus™ – Browning America Since 1973

September 30th, 2011
12:23 pm

I think to a certain degree you have a good point, yet, take Michael Steele for example, he became the 1st AA to become the RNC chair the min Obama was elected, THEN under him being RNC chair, the Republicans won like 60 plus seats, and then in turn, how do the Republicans reward him?? They kicked him to the curb. Why? Because under him being RNC chair, he did a bad job? IDK……….
I’d like to know what you think.

USMC

September 30th, 2011
12:37 pm

“I’m at the Cobb Galleria waiting to hear Texas Gov. Rick Perry speak to the conservative Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s legislative policy conference.”–JAY BOOKMAN

I guess Jay is out there to watch fr any gaffes or slips, so he can expose and slander according to the Bolshevik playbook.

Rick Perry: “I like Fast cars and Fast women!”

stands for decibels

September 30th, 2011
12:38 pm

“When I got into the race, I knew I’d be fighting President Obama’s policies,” Perry said. “I just didn’t know I’d be doing it in the Republican primary.”

Jay, was there much a-whoopin’ and a-hollarin’ from the Cobbsters in response to this line, at least?

stands for decibels

September 30th, 2011
12:40 pm

… or, perhaps, is Rick Perry actually no more appealing than a dried-up cow patty which, apparently, a plurality of Texans would vote for if it were marked “GOP”?

Soothsayer

September 30th, 2011
12:41 pm

Cobb Galleria: what more logical locus of the foaming-at-the-mouth rabid Right nut-cases could you possibly find?

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
12:41 pm

LAWD JESUS WE NEEDS A WHITE MAN TO RUN THIS COUNTRY LIKE THE GOOD WHITE JESUS WANTED IT

Jay

September 30th, 2011
12:42 pm

And liberalefty, several of your posts have now been taken down. Please cease attacking other bloggers immediately or lose your posting rights here.

oldguy

September 30th, 2011
12:43 pm

Granny,
Some people use their arguments to make points…
Others are just A$$holes like liberalefty!

Brosephus™ - Browning America Since 1973

September 30th, 2011
12:43 pm

Joe COOL

Steele had too many issues against him with the finances and stuff. I don’t think he was as adept at fundraising as some in the past, and add the fact that he was spending more than he was taking in, and you have a good recipe to get tossed out faster than Bobby Cox arguing a strike three call. There’s a bit of mislabeling things as racial when there are far more pressing issues than a person’s race.

martin luther king

September 30th, 2011
12:43 pm

@Liberalefty

Jesus was black.

oldguy

September 30th, 2011
12:44 pm

Jay, be honest, how big was the crowd?

Kamchak

September 30th, 2011
12:44 pm

(ps- I don’t think welfare cheese contains lactose; actually we don’t know WHAT it contains)

Yawn.

More deflection.

Are you gonna sack up and answer dB’s queries about which of the “most if not all” of Jay’s views are out of the mainstream, or not?

Since you need yet another reminder of your words –

USMC

September 28th, 2011
8:41 am

“No man tired of dealing with the crazies should seek the nomination of today’s Republican Party.”
–JAY BOOKMAN

You gotta be kidding. You are the “High Priest of Socialism”, Jay, who preaches the Left-wing Fringe political blather to the real CRAZIES on a daily basis.

Most if not all of your views are so far out of the mainstream with what America is about. Unbelievable

liberalefty

September 30th, 2011
12:44 pm

@ Jay

i apologize that some people hate the truth.

Soothsayer

September 30th, 2011
12:44 pm

“Jesus was black”

A Black Jew! Who knew? OY!

Jay

September 30th, 2011
12:46 pm

And Granny, no he did not use a teleprompter. I didn’t see one anywhere — it was a policy conference of panels, etc., rather than a political rally.

Jay

September 30th, 2011
12:48 pm

Oldguy, the crowd was about 400 people, but again, I don’t think that means much. It was a policy conference that Perry popped in to address, so I don’t think it would be fair to use it as a gauge of Perry’s drawing power.

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
12:48 pm

Jay,

the AP talked about his “prepared remarks” I assume that he read them then….and still didn’t set the crowd afire.

Cain 2012 Christie 2012

either or

oh please oh please oh please

oldguy

September 30th, 2011
12:49 pm

Sooth,
One of the “Lost” tribes of Israel is black (or claims to be). Decendants of the Queen of Sheba. Josef is the resident expert on all things in Jewish history. (Josef?).

getalife

September 30th, 2011
12:50 pm

oldguy,

p.s. It was w that authorized killing American traitors.

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
12:50 pm

Soothsayer

black jews

white muslims

yellow christians

What is this world coming to!

(snarc)

oldguy

September 30th, 2011
12:51 pm

Thanks Jay. The political season can be hectic!

Joe The Plumber too.

September 30th, 2011
12:51 pm

Jesus is black, my grandmother had his picture hanging in the living room when I was a much younger man. LOL

HDB

September 30th, 2011
12:52 pm

Joe COOL
September 30th, 2011
12:37 pm

I’ll approach your query from this way:

There were a lot of issues pertaining to Steele’s departure as RNC Chair. For some, it was the profligate SPENDING (note the spending in strip clubs and Hawai’ian resorts) and the lack of accountability of the same; for some, it was a matter of style – some just couldn’t deal with his (for lack of a better term) “urban” approach. Steele also made some statements that were counter to the “traditional” conservative orthdoxy….and those in the party were in opposition!! There WERE those, however, that made it quite evident that it was racial! When I watched the RNC Meeting on C-SPAN that selected Reince Priebus, many made it quite evident that they were bothered by Steele’s race!! Which aspect was prevalent….I hesitate to say….but a combination of all factors led to the impetus to get Steele out!

Don’t think that many black people DIDN’T notice!! It just furthered the animus that the preponderance of African Americans have towards the GOP (not “brainwashed” as per Herman Cain!)! Actions speak louder than words!!

Soothsayer

September 30th, 2011
12:52 pm

oldguy: if you say so that’s good enough for me! The Queen of Sheba? You mean they had gays back then, too? Just kidding! Don’t “write me up” Jay.

oldguy

September 30th, 2011
12:53 pm

Get,
I didn’t realize Bush was still president…..i thought he was a Texas rancher!

Joe Mama

September 30th, 2011
12:54 pm

USMC — “-Sounds like someone is sorely lacking in the self-esteem department… ”

You sure seem to worry a lot about how other people feel about things.

I think you might be the one with the self-esteem problem. :D

oldguy

September 30th, 2011
12:54 pm

Cold Sooth Cold!! :-)

1811/0311

September 30th, 2011
12:55 pm

liberlefty:

Then don’t address me as “friend”.

getalife

September 30th, 2011
12:56 pm

oldguy,

w made it legal to drone him.

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
12:57 pm

oldguy

September 30th, 2011
12:57 pm

Hey Joe, If it was a photo I would be suspicious of its authenticity!!

oldguy

September 30th, 2011
12:59 pm

Yeah Granny,
Where is the Syrian military when you need them!

stands for decibels

September 30th, 2011
1:01 pm

Those damn hippies!

Buncha Che wannabes, if you ask me.

oldguy

September 30th, 2011
1:01 pm

Get,
That was a Presidential policy letter. not a law (as many Libs have pointed out) Obama could have voided it.

Brosephus™ - Browning America Since 1973

September 30th, 2011
1:05 pm

Those damn hippies!

Buncha Che wannabes, if you ask me.

Friggin’ hippies are ok, but those damn hippies make me nervous. :)

Joe The Plumber too.

September 30th, 2011
1:05 pm

Oldguy, no it was real, she knew him, I used to hear her talk to him all the time, in fact I’ve picked up the habit myself. Have a great afternnon all.

Kamchak

September 30th, 2011
1:06 pm

According to Perry staff, the governor will spend the rest of the day in Atlanta at fundraisers before flying to New Hampshire for a town hall meeting.

Probably where the real politickin’ will occur.

Jay

September 30th, 2011
1:07 pm

Actually, Congress made it legal to “drone him.”

On Sept. 18, 2001, it passed a resolution under the War Powers Act to the following effect:

“(a) IN GENERAL- That the President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons.”

It authorizes the president to act against al Qaida; Anwar al-Awlaki was head of al Qaida in Yemen.

getalife

September 30th, 2011
1:07 pm

oldguy,

He is focusing on aq and winning.

Bad news for you cons.

Joe Mama

September 30th, 2011
1:08 pm

1811 — “DemoNcrats”

If you think we’re so demonic, then why do you have anything to do with us?

Brosephus™ - Browning America Since 1973

September 30th, 2011
1:09 pm

Jay

Don’t forget the whole protect & defend the Constitution thing that he swore with his hand on the Bible….

out of the blue

September 30th, 2011
1:10 pm

Joe Mama….Sorry I missed your comment yesterday

“The aircraft might be so equipped, but the *airport* might not be. I suspect that EUG might not have all the necessary bells and whistles to support a no-visibility landing. Is that the case, Righty?

Well, I hate to burst that suspicion, but Eugene (Mahlon Sweet Field) is equipped with ILS sensors, as well as VOR and GPS. There are however categories defining approaches and landings and runway visual ranges…but like I stated there is nothing about minimum high altitude.

I usually charge $100.00 for that info, but today i’ts FREE!

Jay

September 30th, 2011
1:11 pm

Well Bro, if you start relying on that to justify overseas military operations, it’s way too open-ended in my mind.

theyeshaveit

September 30th, 2011
1:12 pm

Suggested new topics:

(1) 27 states are opting out of NCLB law
(2) The US has become more multi-cultural in just ten years per US Census report
(3) Ron Paul criticizes the killing of al-Awlaki (hmm. touched above though)

Jay

September 30th, 2011
1:12 pm

besides Bro, if I heard correctly he used the Koran, not the Bible.

Mad Max

September 30th, 2011
1:12 pm

It’s too bad the Dem’s didn’t vet Obama the way the Rep’s are vetting their people. Maybe, if they did, they would be coasting to 2012 w/o worry over who the Rep’s put up and they wouldn’t be holding on by their fingernails and hoping that the Rep’s make a huge mistake so they don’t all get swept over the cliff.

oldguy

September 30th, 2011
1:13 pm

Get,
He is certainly not focusing on the economy!
p.s. I see the Dow is voting on his foreign policy now…… down over 100 points!
p.p.s. When can we declare victory?

Brosephus™ - Browning America Since 1973

September 30th, 2011
1:15 pm

Jay

I don’t see it as too open ended. Presidents, miltary, and government workers have all been taking oaths of office for a long, long time. I think it’s just a matter of the definition of enemies that is changing and may be open ended.

theyeshaveit

September 30th, 2011
1:16 pm

Mad Max,

Well, since you brought it up, McCain’s vetting of Palin was a thing of beauty and a joy forever, wasn’t it?

oldguy

September 30th, 2011
1:16 pm

BTW Jay,
I don’t think the Supreme Court has authorized the waiving of Constitutional rights for American citizens (or the UN for that matter),

Guy Incognito

September 30th, 2011
1:17 pm

“hes just an amusing STEPPIN FETCHIT”

Wow!!!!!!! That’s about the most racist statement that I’ve seen on this blog.
Shame, shame, shame

jm

September 30th, 2011
1:17 pm

Perry isn’t an idiot. But he does come across as one so far.

Mad Max

September 30th, 2011
1:17 pm

She’s got at least as much experience as Obama and both are clueless.

jm

September 30th, 2011
1:18 pm

This Republican race is going to be a wide open brawl fest if there are 3 or 4 viable contestants. What a zoo.

I think that will change quickly, but right now its wild. Organic democracy, love it.

getalife

September 30th, 2011
1:19 pm

oldguy,

Economy is growing with the gop mandate of no.

Joe Mama

September 30th, 2011
1:19 pm

M. Max — “if they did, they would be coasting to 2012 w/o worry over who the Rep’s put up”

We’re not worried. Y’all’s field of candidates is only a couple of clowns shy of being a three-ring circus. ;)

Kamchak

September 30th, 2011
1:20 pm

…… down over 100 points!

A drop of less than 1% gives you elation and cause to blame it all on Obama?

Grasping at straws indeed.

oldguy

September 30th, 2011
1:22 pm

Get,
Yeah…..at this rate we will be as big as Iceland soon.

Trotsky Foxtrot

September 30th, 2011
1:23 pm

He didn’t happen to mention that the CEO in question was Muhtar Kent of Coca Cola, a company with a rather high profile in these parts. It’s the kind of small but telling oversight that reflects poor staff work and a campaign and candidate not yet ready for prime time.

Poor staff work? How about just a dim bulb candidate period? Who doesn’t carry it around in his mental architecture where the nation’s biggest companies are based?

Mad Max

September 30th, 2011
1:24 pm

Joe, Whether you want to admit or not, Obama is presiding over a broken economy and he doesn’t know how to get it turned around. With unemployment near 10%, Wall st. being a yoyo, Obamacare being the highlight of his presidency, I think even a moron has a good chance of unseating Obama. There is going to be backlash at the guy in the oval office.

getalife

September 30th, 2011
1:25 pm

oldguy,

w lost a decade.

You want them to lose another decade?

oldguy

September 30th, 2011
1:26 pm

Have to go rob some poor…….oops sorry I am one of the poor!! Lunchtime.
Later….

theyeshaveit

September 30th, 2011
1:26 pm

Just a thought…

Perry, is trying to win the GOP playoffs using a stance he learned in the Texas League. Batting right-handed and crowding the plate most of the time is not a healthy stance once you get to the Major League – you could get beaned. On the other hand, if he doesn’t, he’s not going to get many hits and might spend the World Series on the bench.

Meanwhile, Romney is the quintessential switch hitter who looks a bit like a McCain 2012.

Trotsky Foxtrot

September 30th, 2011
1:28 pm

oldguy: “Have to go rob some poor…….oops sorry I am one of the poor!! Lunchtime.”

Well, to take a page from the Limbaugh handbook, look on the bright side, at least the poor here have Ramen noodles, which is just one step from sushi if you think about it …

Brosephus™ - Browning America Since 1973

September 30th, 2011
1:29 pm

Obama is presiding over a broken economy and he doesn’t know how to get it turned around.

And the supply-side trickery he’s done isn’t working either…

Mick

September 30th, 2011
1:31 pm

oldguy

September 30th, 2011
1:33 pm

Trotsky,
As an old Southerner to me Sushi is just dressed up bait !!
Can’t understand why my daughters like it (thought I taught them better!).

Brosephus™ - Browning America Since 1973

September 30th, 2011
1:34 pm

To paraphrase dB…

Newt sheetz bitches!! :)

Joe COOL

September 30th, 2011
1:35 pm

HDB

September 30th, 2011
12:52 pm

HDB And BRO, thanks….both good perspectives.

Joe Mama

September 30th, 2011
1:36 pm

M. Max — “Joe, Whether you want to admit or not, Obama is presiding over a broken economy and he doesn’t know how to get it turned around.”

Irrelevant to the fact that y’all don’t have any viable candidates. And spare me the GOP-Democrat horse race rhetoric; I voted Republican for over 20 years and enlisted in the Army during the Reagan administration. I know the GOP playbook, chapter and verse.

When faced with a choice between the devil they know and the devil they don’t know, folks tend to go with the devil they’re already familiar with.

“With unemployment near 10%, Wall st. being a yoyo, Obamacare being the highlight of his presidency, I think even a moron has a good chance of unseating Obama.”

Well, what a FORTUNATE coincidence for the GOP, considering morons are all y’all have. (laughing) :D

“There is going to be backlash at the guy in the oval office.”

There already *has* been; perhaps you didn’t notice. The question is whether or not the GOP can capitalize on it without having a positive message of their own. I don’t think they can.

Independent

September 30th, 2011
1:37 pm

Judging from the polls, Obama does not exactly “set the crowd on fire”, in fact he has dumped water on the crowds and the economy.
2012: The Year of Anybody but Obama

buck@gon

September 30th, 2011
1:38 pm

Jay,

It’s the kind of small but telling oversight that reflects poor staff work and a campaign and candidate not yet ready for prime time.

Oooh, Bookman-hand-wringing and tsk-tsking over imagined/fabricated Republican non-gaffes, nothings and non-issues. Now there’s something we see everyday, Jay!

Coming off a president, nearly certain to lose whose mantra was “hope and change,” and whose rhetoric that once set the nation “afire,” and now whose speeches can’t fill a high school gym with a bunch of hand-picked drones, we are now realizing the importance of real substance over platitudes and hopey-changey blather. Perhaps Muhtar Kent’s words ought to be HEARD standing alone rather than couched as a stupid move by Perry.

Seems to me, in fact, that Muhtar Kent’s words spoken in that quote don’t do so much damage to Perry, but to one Jay Bookman, YOU, my friend, who wrote just last week, quoting of all things, the World Bank, claiming how easy it was to do business here. I, and most Americans think Kent has it right. Coming from Atlanta, in fact, his words have special and a stronger influence.

No wonder you think Perry made a mistake in politics. He hit YOU right between the eyes and stepped on YOUR credibility!

I like it.

Rick Perry’s speaking style proves to be no more dynamic than his debating style, which surprises me. Even from a prepared script, his delivery was flat and awkward and didn’t exactly light the conservative audience at Cobb Galleria afire.

It’s 13 months before the election. Perry is one of ten + candidates. The tea party conservatives are VERY concerned about spending #1 and big government #2. These aren’t insubstantial issues following a cult of personality.

Anyway, Obama wasn’t lighting anyone on fire in 2007, either….. and he won’t be again in 2012.

Talking Head

September 30th, 2011
1:40 pm

still waitin on that obama cash…

Joe Mama

September 30th, 2011
1:40 pm

oldguy — “Can’t understand why my daughters like it (thought I taught them better!).”

It’s not bad stuff if it’s prepared right. The trick is to get the best and freshest fish and seafood possible, and then to serve it ASAP.

If the raw stuff puts you off, try yakitori (think little grilled skewers) and tempura (lightly deep-fried) seafood, or just ask for shrimp nigiri (raw shrimp on little clumps of rice). Shrimp that way is almost like having peel-and-eat shrimp, except they’re already peeled for you. :)

That word is NIGIRI. Shrimp nih-GEAR-ee. :D

Hootinanny Yum Yum

September 30th, 2011
1:43 pm

Soothsayer @ 12:41 “Cobb Galleria: what more logical locus of the foaming-at-the-mouth rabid Right nut-cases could you possibly find?”

Been to the Cumberland Mall/Galleria area lately?

Mad Max

September 30th, 2011
1:47 pm

Joe, that’s what makes the world go around. You pin all your hope on the GOP putting up an idiot to replace the existing idiot. I pin my hopes on the vetting and the fact that the current crop of incumbants will get swept out. Look at the bright side, you might gain back control of the House.
In regard to your last point about the devil, all I can say is people vote with their pocketbooks, see Carter, the 1st Bush. When times appear tough, the guy in the office is responsible. As Harry Truman once said, the buck stops here. But the Dem’s still want to blame everything on the 2nd Bush, but he isn’t in office anymore. As the saying goes fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. We’ve seen the devil and we can judge his effectiveness.

Joe Mama

September 30th, 2011
1:48 pm

H. Yum Yum — “Been to the Cumberland Mall/Galleria area lately?”

I was at Costco ovair just this week. Plenty of people buying snooty Frainch cheese and wine.

Maybe all the conservative shoppers go over to the Sam’s Club by the Big Chicken.

Trotsky Foxtrot

September 30th, 2011
1:49 pm

oldguy: “As an old Southerner to me Sushi is just dressed up bait !!
Can’t understand why my daughters like it (thought I taught them better!).”

You know, if you’d have told me 20 years ago, I’d see children walking the streets of our Texas towns. …with green hair, bones in their noses…I just flat-out wouldn’t have believed you.

– No Country For Old Men

Or old guys for that matter :)

Joe Mama

September 30th, 2011
1:50 pm

M. Max — “As the saying goes fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. We’ve seen the devil and we can judge his effectiveness.”

I just don’t see it happening with the current GOP crew. I think this is going to turn out like 2004 in reverse.

There was a lousy President in office then, too, but the opposition put up a weak, unexciting candidate who didn’t have much to offer in the way of ideas. And so the incumbent got another term.

I think that’s going to happen in 2012, too.

Hootinanny Yum Yum

September 30th, 2011
1:55 pm

Granny @ 12:57,

“Great Photo from Occupy Wall street

Those damn hippies!”

A union is a union is a union…

AmVet - Read my lips. No new Texans!

September 30th, 2011
2:00 pm

And the intellectually challenged base think this is one of the GOP’s great thinkers???

He is just a slightly toned down Joseph McCarthy.

But like that earlier nutjob, he shares the same irrational paranoia…

Butch Cassidy

September 30th, 2011
2:01 pm

buck@agon – ” I, and most Americans think Kent has it right.”

Great, then I guess you’ll either be moving to China or spearheading the initiative to repeal any regulations that demand clean air and water, child labor laws and of course a grass roots effort to get wages down to an affordable $1.00 a day rate for all workers.

Trotsky Foxtrot

September 30th, 2011
2:07 pm

I think I can hear that fat lady warming up …

tra la laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

AmVet - Read my lips. No new Texans!

September 30th, 2011
2:16 pm

Regarding that local company that makes that nasty drink, why should they be different from any other multinational on Wall Street?

They have NO allegiance to the United States of America. And no loyalty to their employees, share holders, consumers, communities and tax payers.

And for a few more pieces of dirty silver they now prefer to get in bed with the Communist Chinese and a host of other countries run by dictators and thugs.

Which is what the anti-patriotic neo-cons want…

AmVet - Read my lips. No new Texans!

September 30th, 2011
2:20 pm

I wish beyond wish that those protesters would take that giant American flag at 10 Wall Street and give it somebody deserving.

The banksters, casino capitalists, white collar criminals and sell-outs just hide behind it.

This is the one that should be up there;

http://tinyurl.com/6cuus4g

Mad Max

September 30th, 2011
3:14 pm

Joe, One difference between then and now that you are overlooking; Bush still had some carryover from his handling of the 9/11 and the stock market and the economy were in recovery mode following the dit com bust and 9/11. Your guy is presiding over a very troublesome economy, balloning debt and all he can come up with is the very same promise and program he had for the 1st stimulus (more shovel ready jobs, school repairs that can’t start until June ‘12) . He’s playing to peoples stupidity. As I noted, fool me once…..

Joe Mama

September 30th, 2011
4:02 pm

M. Max — “Joe, One difference between then and now that you are overlooking;”

I didn’t overlook it. I just don’t agree with you.

“Bush still had some carryover from his handling of the 9/11″

Disagree. He was getting a lot of crap at home and abroad over our invasion of Iraq. Remember that we went in in the spring of 2003, and the protest marches started not soon after that.

“and the stock market and the economy were in recovery mode following the dit com bust and 9/11.”

Disagree. Job losses had continued until only a few months before the election. We weren’t creating jobs fast enough to keep up with population growth, let alone put people back to work who lost their jobs in the dot-com crash.

“Your guy is presiding over a very troublesome economy, balloning debt and all he can come up with is the very same promise and program he had for the 1st stimulus (more shovel ready jobs, school repairs that can’t start until June ‘12).”

When private consumers (both individuals and businesses) can’t or won’t spend in order to sustain the economy, government has no choice but to be the spender of last resort. You may be opposed to the stimulus on ideological grounds, but it’s pretty much an economic axiom that a moribund economy requires spending — from wherever it can come — in order to get rejuvenated. So unless those businesses with fat balance sheets are suddenly going to unlimber their checkbooks and start buying goods and services, another stimulus is pretty much an economic requirement. Maybe if the GOP would stop spending so much time and effort trying to balk every one of the President’s efforts, then we might be able to get something done.

You know, I wasn’t happy with a lot of things that President Bush did, and I left the GOP during his administration. But I don’t call him names (as a lot of posters here do) and I never once hoped or expressed a desire for him to fail. When a President fails, the country fails along with him. We all ought to be better than to wish for such a thing.

“He’s playing to peoples stupidity. As I noted, fool me once…..”

Well, we’re going to have to disagree on that. I’m no one’s fool, and I think you’re wrong on this.

Mad Max

September 30th, 2011
4:14 pm

Joe, We can agree to disagree. I do wish Obama could do something about the economy and I don’t wish him to fail. I just don’t believe he is capable and I think he has no idea what to do about the debt which at the rate we’re going is going to overwhelm us and keep us in this recession. He keeps putting off addressing it and that is a lot of the concern among investors.

1811/0311

September 30th, 2011
4:39 pm

Joe Mama :

Evil must be fought.

Joe Mama

September 30th, 2011
4:40 pm

M. Max — “I think he has no idea what to do about the debt which at the rate we’re going is going to overwhelm us and keep us in this recession.”

I am rather suspicious about the convenient timing with which conservatives magically discovered and started to care about the deficit.

It wasn’t *that* long ago that VP Cheney expressed his infamous statement about deficits not mattering.

Joe Mama

September 30th, 2011
4:42 pm

1811 — “Evil must be fought.”

Depends on what you think is evil. If you think that Democrats are categorically evil, then I don’t think there’s any need for Democrats to be civil to you, let alone try to work with you.

If that’s how you feel about us, then don’t be surprised when we start feeling similarly towards you.

Mad Max

September 30th, 2011
5:30 pm

Joe,

I ‘ve never approved of it unless in times of war regardless of who’s sitting in the chair, and then only to the extent of the cost of the war that can’t be funded through other means. The problem is we as a nation have become like spoiled children. We want to go to the zoo and we must have our ice cream. When Katrina hit, we spent like we had the money and not once did anyone in either party suggest that we shift our spending priorities. Deficit reduction takes a back seat to everything and is always going to happen through reduced growth to be offset by theoretical growth in revenues that never show up. This deficit is way more than the cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. It’s the result of everyone from both parties not being held accountable and they have been on an orgy since the days of Reagan’s tax cuts which did produce increased revenues. Unfortunately, both parties saw all that cash and found ways to waste it, rather than being prudent with it. We would have 40% move funding if we didn’t have this debt. That 40%, along with a restrained Congress, would be more than enough to keep this country from floundering the way it is. And if we keep it up, we will be at 50% in the next 4-5 years just through the power of compounding. Unfortunately, we are using the compounding process in the wrong way and just throwing money out the door without a detailed plan is not going to really improve it. Just my opinion.

Have a good weekend.

GM

September 30th, 2011
5:49 pm

Please could somebody explain to me why unemployment in over 20 states is 9% and below? Oh I guess Obama is not the President in those states.
Rick Perry ” we need to make gov small” Oh by the way thanks for the 5 million and can we have more money for the fires”’

Jack

September 30th, 2011
6:40 pm

All you lefties have to do is vote for Obama next year. The we’ll all live happily ever after; just like in the movies.

Billybob

September 30th, 2011
7:09 pm

hussein thinks we all are soft for a couple of decades?…….did anyone see him throw a baseball……now that was soft……….this guy needs to keep talking like I suggest you do jay and he is toast. in a little over a year…..can you say landslide……….he is the most divisive leader in american history and his words and actions prove that day after day after day after day………..has he lowered the see levels yet libs? haaaahaaaaaaa

Ol; Timer

September 30th, 2011
7:27 pm

I suppose it is easier to do business in China with fewer regulations and restrictions. I remember when they had the Olympic in China, the air was so bad they had to curtail automobile traffic so the atheletes could breathe.

And the way it looks, the oligarchs in the U.S. would be willing to sacrifice air, water and employee safety for a less burdensome business environment — while they enjoy the pristine air of their Colorado mansions or their homes down in the islands.

Diehard

September 30th, 2011
8:09 pm

There was nothing short of “I’m not running” that would have inspired Jay Bookman today. I am sick of this liberal spouting his view of Republicans as if it matters.

Jay

September 30th, 2011
8:17 pm

It matters to you, Diehard. That’s all that’s important.

Sux Limbow

September 30th, 2011
8:32 pm

The “roar” for christie is mystifying: He’s for amnesty for immigrants, against guns, for the Race to the Top, believes in Global Warming, and doesn’t hate Muslims. How he’d get the GOP nomination I can’t fathom.

Martin Williams

September 30th, 2011
9:31 pm

Perry was a Democrat and used those idiots in Texas to be Governor. Come on Texas people, you all can do better. Not only that but elected him to two terms……you all are big time idiots, sorry wish I have a better word.