Mitt’s monumental, perhaps insurmountable problem

At TalkingPointsMemo, Josh Marshall has posted an interactive version of the chart below, documenting the rather quick deterioration of Mitt Romney’s favorability index. (It’s a compendium of results from six different polls.)

romney

As Marshall puts it, “I don’t think many political observers would disagree that someone that far under water public opinion-wise is just not going to be elected president.” My own opinion is, that depends. I’d like to know a little more before reaching that conclusion.

In this case, I think it’s important to try to understand what may have driven that rather shocking rise in Romney’s unfavorable numbers. Was it a one-time event, a gaffe or something that might be overcome in time, or is it something more fundamental and difficult to shake?

Personally, I can’t think of any one news event substantial enough to have caused this dynamic. Romney hasn’t been hit with some major scandal; he hasn’t committed some monumental blunder that would explain what the chart depicts.

But timing offers an important clue.

Because the chart is an amalgamation of polls, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly when Romney’s deterioration began. You have to go back to the original data, preferably using polls that have asked the same question repeatedly over a period of time.

For example, here are the last four results as reported in the Washington Post/ABC News poll:

wapo romney

And here are similar numbers culled from CNN’s polling data:

cnn romney

They both tell us the same thing: Romney’s sharp plummet nationally began sometime in the 10-day period between Jan. 12 and Jan. 22. In the Post poll, a five-point favorability advantage on Jan. 8 became an 18-point disadvantage two weeks later. In the CNN poll, a plus-one favorability rating on Jan. 13 became a 20-point disadvantage four weeks later.

And what was happening in that time frame?

Well, Newt Gingrich was beating the holy hell out of Romney in the South Carolina primary, which was held  Jan. 21. In the debates and on the airwaves, Gingrich was depicting Romney as a wealthy, out-of-touch Wall Streeter more concerned with making a lot of money than with helping his fellow Americans. Romney’s years with Bain Capital became an issue, and he was forced to reveal tax returns for the last two years documenting high income and low taxes. Thanks to Gingrich, an aspect of Romney’s history and background that had been only vaguely touched upon previously was pushed front and center.

Romney has never recovered, and I’m not sure he ever will.

(I should also note that it’s foolish for Republicans to blame Gingrich for what has happened. He didn’t create this problem for Romney; he merely exposed a major weakness that was destined to come to light anyway.)

As in many things in life, politics is about being in the right place at the right time. Romney’s fate is to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. In another year, under different circumstances, he might have made a perfectly fine Republican presidential nominee and perhaps a perfectly fine president as well. He’s a smart and decent man with a lot of relevant political experience.

But given the country’s current mood — a mood the Democrats are more than ready to stoke — voters do not seem comfortable with a man who, right or wrong, often comes across as a caricature of an unfeeling Wall Street banker. At times in our history, those people have been perceived as heroes and role models, but that’s not how they are perceived today. Voters do not want to elevate a person of that background to the White House. In fact, the polling data suggest that voters have recoiled from it.

As political strategists will tell you, policy white papers and political platforms are all fine and good, but in the end elections come down to what voters are feeling in their gut. And what Romney makes them feel is not good. Maybe it’s not fair; maybe it’s not all that rational. But it’s reality nonetheless.

It’s quite a predicament for Republicans. Romney has shown no ability to overcome his liability. In fact, the harder he tries for the common touch, the more awkward he becomes. Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich are not feasible options, and the realists in the party know that waiting until the GOP convention Aug. 27-30 to try to identify and unite behind a white-knight candidate simply is not feasible.

I keep saying that it’s a long time between now and November, and it is. A lot of things could still happen. But this is a helluva pickle for the GOP.

– Jay Bookman

738 comments Add your comment

Stonethrower

February 15th, 2012
2:26 pm

He is elite and he looks presidential. What more can we ask for?

stands for decibels

February 15th, 2012
2:28 pm

Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich are not feasible options

“I’m normally not a praying man, but if you’re up there, please save me, Superman!”
–Homer Simpson

Steve

February 15th, 2012
2:29 pm

It will still be Romney/Obama this Fall, and Obama was clean Romney’s clock.

Normal

February 15th, 2012
2:29 pm

Oh Joy! More good news for President Obama!

Kamchak

February 15th, 2012
2:29 pm

Mitt’s problem has always been with the evangelicals. I originally believed they would rally ’round Perry. Now it looks like they are rallying ’round Santorum.

Normal

February 15th, 2012
2:31 pm

Jay,
You say, ” But this is a helluva pickle for the GOP.” and I say yes, but it’s a self made pickle.
They bought the cuecumber, jar and picke juice…It’s all theirs.

M

February 15th, 2012
2:33 pm

And Republicans will interpret this as a sign that they’re not conservative enough…which will lead to them eventually trying to declare buying a girl a drink as a person.

barking frog

February 15th, 2012
2:35 pm

And again I say, President Obama is the most brilliant
politician I have seen in my lifetime. The RNC has to
contend with Romney- a wall street insider in an election
where where wall street will be a dirty word. Newt- a
Washington insider that was kicked out by his own party
for ethical problems. Santorum- a Washington insider that
could not get reelected in his home state. Unless they
plan an August surprise in candidates, They are beat
now.

Adam

February 15th, 2012
2:35 pm

No wonder the GOP establishment was pissed when Newt opened that line of attack.

Sorry cons, the “wealth envy” and “class warfare” counterpoints don’t work!

Midori

February 15th, 2012
2:36 pm

“bring it on”

— Thomas Jefferson :lol:

Granny Godzilla

February 15th, 2012
2:37 pm

Happy Birthday to Josh Marshall!

TaxPayer

February 15th, 2012
2:37 pm

kinda lazy

February 15th, 2012
2:38 pm

Romney is a bad enough candidate ,but Santorum and Gingrich are bloody awful.

barking frog

February 15th, 2012
2:41 pm

It’s Obama’s fault the GOP primary is so fouled up.

Steve

February 15th, 2012
2:43 pm

I laughed out loud at someone last night who admitted to voting for McCain/Palin in 2008…he’s voting Obama in 2012.

Recon 0311 2533

February 15th, 2012
2:44 pm

“But this is a helluva pickle for the GOP.”

Jay, might consider that Obama’s favorable approval ratings were deep in negative territory most of last year. While he’s bounced back some he doesn’t appear to be gaining any significant traction in regaining his 08/09 popularity. He’s been hovering around a tie and dropping back negative even though he’s been actively campaigning since late last Summer. He’s message isn’t really resonating effectively and that’s a helluva pickle for the Democrats.

Adam

February 15th, 2012
2:44 pm

M: And Republicans will interpret this as a sign that they’re not conservative enough…

It is fun to watch their self fulfilling implosion isn’t it? Deny science (i.e. the taking of positions based on EVIDENCE examination) and it’s real easy to just feel like the right answer is to do the exact opposite of what will cause you to get more votes.

Adam

February 15th, 2012
2:47 pm

TaxPayer: I think this guy would have been a good candidate to win against Obama: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73Wb14NZ01E

King of Everything

February 15th, 2012
2:49 pm

Pat Buchanan’s southern strategy will leave the Republicans in the wilderness of their own little bubble for 100 years.

md

February 15th, 2012
2:53 pm

It will still come down to what the independents prefer……Obama or the not Obama…..

TaxPayer

February 15th, 2012
2:54 pm

Adam,

I especially liked that Horn of Urgency. :lol:

King of Everything

February 15th, 2012
2:55 pm

They cannot challenge Obama on the issues and they lack the skills to beat him at politics. They are just very bad at their jobs. I smell a landslide in Nov but the lame stream media wont say that because they want people to watch the horse race.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

February 15th, 2012
2:56 pm

Well, I swear, this poor Mr. Mormon Underpants just can’t win for losing. I mean, he’s just like us, only he’s got a few hundred million bucks and some overseas bank accounts and said he don’t care about the poor and worked for a co. that went in and fired folks and sent their jobs to China. And then the PETA nutcakes went after him for hauling his dog to Canada in a cage strapped to the roof of his car. Then Michigan got all worked up because he said the auto cos. ought to of been let to swirl down the toilet. It’s just his bad luck they’re making a comeback.

I bet deep down he’d like nothing better than to have a big bowl of caviar and maybe some thousand-buck French wine with us at some redneck truckstop. Voters are so picky, picky, picky.

Anyways, I’m backing away from the poor guy because the stuff’s about to hit the fan and he won’t even be able to win his home state. If any of the people in Michigan show up carrying a fence rail, my advise to him is hit the road with both feet moving. If this keeps up he won’t be able to get his weekly manicure and 500-buck hair style. People these days will hate you for the least little thing.

Have a good p.m. everybody.

getalife

February 15th, 2012
2:56 pm

This cycle is very entertaining.

Kamchak

February 15th, 2012
2:57 pm

“But…but…but…$4-5 a gallon gas on election day.”
–Thomas Jefferson

Midori

February 15th, 2012
2:57 pm

“the south shall rise again”

— Del :lol:

Midori

February 15th, 2012
2:58 pm

LOL, Kammy!! :lol:

Adam

February 15th, 2012
2:58 pm

md: It will still come down to what the independents prefer……Obama or the not Obama…..

Yes…. remind me how being “not-Bush” worked out for Kerry?

Normal

February 15th, 2012
2:59 pm

“the south shall rise again”

What do you mean…again?

Adam

February 15th, 2012
3:00 pm

the lame stream media wont say that because they want people to watch the horse race.

Actually they won’t say it because they actually believe that the Republicans have a chance even after all this BS. Either that, or they are bending over backwards to create a false “fair and balanced” viewpoint.

ByteMe

February 15th, 2012
3:01 pm

While he’s bounced back some he doesn’t appear to be gaining any significant traction in regaining his 08/09 popularity.

He doesn’t need to. He just has to suck less than his opponent. Given his current selection of opponents, that isn’t going to be hard.

Adam

February 15th, 2012
3:01 pm

the south shall rise again

“Because if there’s one thing Southerners DON’T do, it’s lose a war and get over it.” – Bill Maher Thomas Jefferson

Steve

February 15th, 2012
3:02 pm

GOP = greedy old pigs. Pimps for the rich.

Adam

February 15th, 2012
3:02 pm

So I haven’t heard people claim Obama isn’t a leader lately. Did Rush and Hannity stop using that talking point?

SoGaVet

February 15th, 2012
3:02 pm

Under normal campaign circumstances, with the other party’s primary also going on to dilute and distract the media – Romney would probably have done ok. But the spotlight is all GOP, all the time.

Meanwhile, the Cons have been blasting the President for 3 years and folks are finally figuring out that Con-talking points – which were sold as fact – were nothing more than fabricated non-sense.

jewcowboy

February 15th, 2012
3:02 pm

I bet he eats arugula.

Why oh why?

February 15th, 2012
3:02 pm

Maybe, just maybe, the Regressive Party will get so thoroughly thumped this November that they will see fit to get rid of guys like Ryan and Cantor (Boehner too, but he’s not nearly as bad) and the Tea Party in its entirety, and will return to being a rational, reasonable, grown-up party with whom the President and the Democrats can obtain real compromise (on both sides), thereby advancing the ball for ALL Americans (jm included).

Coincidentally, I haven’t seen jm’s infantile, hate-filled invective soiling this particular blog post. Kudos to you, Jay, to the extent you either banned him or encouraged him to be a little less flatulent.

md

February 15th, 2012
3:04 pm

“Yes…. remind me how being “not-Bush” worked out for Kerry?”

Worked pretty good for obama, and Bush wasn’t even running…….

CJ

February 15th, 2012
3:05 pm

[Romney] is a smart and decent man with a lot of relevant political experience.

Actually, I couldn’t disagree with Jay more. Whether Romney is smart is debatable (riches are not necessarily evidence of overall intelligence), but he is anything but decent. First, he’s a serial liar who will say anything to get elected. But worse, he’s psychopath who has no regard for how his actions affect the lives of others.

So what the hell is wrong with the one-third of Americans who think favorably of the man?

Aquagirl

February 15th, 2012
3:06 pm

thereby advancing the ball for ALL Americans (jm included).

Do we really have to include him? :)

Gale

February 15th, 2012
3:06 pm

I still cannot understand how the social conservatives can be such a big voting block. Are they really and I am just in denial? I wish we could get those social issues out of the discussion because they just distract from real problems the country faces. When most people claim it is the economy they are concerned about, why are the candidates carrying on about abortion, gay rights and women in combat? Oh, to stir up the social conservatives of course. Then back to the first point. Are they that big a voting block that they matter?

Jill

February 15th, 2012
3:07 pm

There is really only one thing Mitt can do to get back on top… play the Mormon card. It’s really the only thing he’s passionate about (that and personal wealth creation) and he’s going to need some sort of passion to break through.

http://mankabros.com/blogs/chairman/2012/02/07/mitt-romney-its-time-to-play-the-mormon-card/

Adam

February 15th, 2012
3:08 pm

Why oh why? @ 3:02 pm

I really appreciate your optimism. I mean that seriously.

Paul

February 15th, 2012
3:08 pm

“Was it a one-time event, a gaffe or something that might be overcome in time, or is it something more fundamental and difficult to shake?”

I’d say this entire Republican primary process is a gaffe whose effects will be difficult to shake.

When a reasonable guy like Huntsman gets roundly rejected and a guy like Romney’s seen as the best chance to beat Pres Obama yet he’s vilified because he’s…. gasp….. moderate

ByteMe

February 15th, 2012
3:09 pm

Worked pretty good for obama, and Bush wasn’t even running…….

Worked great when Bush had a 20% approval rating. And worked great against the cranky old guy yelling “Get the hell off my lawn!” We don’t quite have that dynamic this time.

Adam

February 15th, 2012
3:09 pm

Jill: You’re right, he should do that. Democrats certainly won’t attack him on that angle.

Steve

February 15th, 2012
3:09 pm

The GOP religious base (conservative Christians) are not ready for a Mormon President. They don’t consider Mormons Christian.

CJ

February 15th, 2012
3:11 pm

Incidentally, I wasn’t using a metaphor or trying to be extreme when labeling Romney a “psychopath” in my previous comment. He is, by definition, a psychopath.

Recon 0311 2533

February 15th, 2012
3:14 pm

Amusing how the lib’s rationalize. We have it that the media won’t come out and say that Obama is so far ahead that it’s a certainty he’ll win because then nobody will read their news reporting. Or that Pat Buchanan whose been out of the political landscape for years is leading Republicans into the wilderness. And then you have the Thomas Jefferson pretend quotes. Funny but also kind of pathetic.

Mr. Snarky

February 15th, 2012
3:14 pm

Mitt let his opponents define him…never a good move.

md

February 15th, 2012
3:15 pm

“Then back to the first point. Are they that big a voting block that they matter?”

Just an observation, but an answer may be found in CA……kind of interesting that a blue state voted against gay marriage……may be a starting point for your quest.

Jay

February 15th, 2012
3:15 pm

Interesting to see the complete absence of rebuttal here….

Adam

February 15th, 2012
3:18 pm

Recon: I find posts about how Obama will lose handily and how being socially conservative is a virtue that will carry us back into the false reality of being a Christian Nation just as entertaining. Also this stuff about media matters is amusing. Can’t wait until I see ALL of you start squirming over their influence.

Billings

February 15th, 2012
3:19 pm

Maybe democrats will vote for Romney. They think he’s grand.

ByteMe

February 15th, 2012
3:19 pm

Rebuttal, Jay? The best they got is “Your team sucks! Nyah nyah!” They’re waiting for page 3 to return to their talking points where they’re more comfortable.

Aquagirl

February 15th, 2012
3:22 pm

I still cannot understand how the social conservatives can be such a big voting block. Are they really and I am just in denial?

It’s not that there’s so many, it’s that they are easily controlled and have a system in place already (churches) to target and get out the vote. The groundwork organization is already there and it’s free, courtesy of the taxpayers.

Mr. Snarky

February 15th, 2012
3:23 pm

Don’t be counting your chickens… – Thomas Jefferson

Recon 0311 2533

February 15th, 2012
3:24 pm

Adam,

Just keep blogging and drinking the Kool-Aid. Jay will keep you well supplied as will I’m sure Media Matters that only matter to you and the rest of the 20 percenters

ByteMe

February 15th, 2012
3:26 pm

it’s that they are easily controlled

It’s more than that. They take information from someone who sounds like them on faith instead of requiring evidence. Belief is a powerful thing with them. That makes them almost like lemmings … or cows stampeding toward a cliff.

Midori

February 15th, 2012
3:27 pm

“Frankly Scarlett — I don’t give a d*mn!!” — Del

Adam

February 15th, 2012
3:27 pm

20% +35% is 55%. Sorry, rational thinking people are NOT in the minority.

Why oh why?

February 15th, 2012
3:28 pm

Mr. Snarky – believe me, none of us are counting our chickens. But, to borrow from the Gipper, we’re hopeful it’s morning in America.

carlosgvv

February 15th, 2012
3:28 pm

Of course, Republicans don’t want Romney. They see him as a cultist Mormon who is really not a Christian. Unfortunately for Gingrich, they see him as a womanizing Catholic. If Santorum was not a Catholic, they might go for him. As for Paul, they see him as a loser. So, their choices are no, no, no and no. Come election time they will either stay home or vote for whichever on of these losers gets the nomination. If Democratic voters think Obama is a shoo-in and don’t bother to vote, maybe Romney will be our next President. In the immortal (more or less) words of Paul Simon:

Laugh about it
Shout about it
When you’ve got to choose
Any way you look at it
You lose

Billings

February 15th, 2012
3:28 pm

“It’s not that there’s so many, it’s that they are easily controlled and have a system in place already (churches) to target and get out the vote.”

And democrats with their black churches?

Jefferson

February 15th, 2012
3:29 pm

Mitt has an image problem, the GOP has an image problem. The president has a congress full of problems, until that changes nothing else will.

Brosephus™ "Browning America since 1973"

February 15th, 2012
3:30 pm

When a reasonable guy like Huntsman gets roundly rejected and a guy like Romney’s seen as the best chance to beat Pres Obama yet he’s vilified because he’s…. gasp….. moderate …

^^^^This^^^^

the howardchronicles

February 15th, 2012
3:32 pm

Do you know what polls mean? NOTHING. I can go out right now conduct a poll and it would say the Prez Obama would be better suited to work for a conglomerate that he gave trillions to. Polls are idiotic for the idiotic

Paul

February 15th, 2012
3:32 pm

I believe it was either Steve Hayes of The Weekly Standard or Jeff Zeleny of The New York Times the other night on Brett Baier’s All Star Panel who said Romney’s campaign team traced it to Romney’s use of attack ads against Gingrich – changed the perception of Romney – and this is what’s causing the delay in responding to Santorum. They aren’t quite sure what will be effective that will further drive Romney’s negatives.

jm

February 15th, 2012
3:32 pm

Jay is pretty much trying to write Mitt’s obituary already.

“Romney has never recovered, and I’m not sure he ever will.”

I think its early. These are probably the lowest ratings Mitt will get, though one never knows for sure.

If he can put Santorum away, then he can stop fighting a two front war.

jm

February 15th, 2012
3:33 pm

Jay 3:15 – cons are busy at work :)

Brosephus™ "Browning America since 1973"

February 15th, 2012
3:33 pm

Interesting to see the complete absence of rebuttal here….

http://www.hark.com/clips/vdnftlvzmx-called-crane-technique

Butch Cassidy

February 15th, 2012
3:33 pm

The problem is that Mitt is a “CEO” kind of guy. I know that’s the dream candidate for those who want Obama out. But the problem with CEO’s is that their power is limited to those that they can control. If your the boss, and everyone is at your beck and call, things are awesome. But take away the power dynamic, and they suddenly don’t have the first clue as to what to do. You can’t fire the guy who’s attacking you, because he doesn’t work for you, so he has nothing to lose by doing so.

Steve

February 15th, 2012
3:35 pm

Clearly, Obama wins in 2012. Yet will we still have a do nothing corporatist Congress continuing to thwart his every move? Probably.

jm

February 15th, 2012
3:36 pm

Butch – poor comparison. CEO’s face external competitors all the time. Unless they’re monopolists (which is rare). Try again.

Recon 0311 2533

February 15th, 2012
3:36 pm

Adam,

You misunderstood it’s the irrational 20% of the population over on the far left. You know the ones who worship at the feet of people like David Groves at Media Matters. The majority of Americans are rational and proved it November of 010. I think it will be proven once again this year.

Midori

February 15th, 2012
3:37 pm

Butch –

please don’t take the bait and feed the troll……

jm

February 15th, 2012
3:37 pm

Butch (aka post turtle), where were you educated?

JOE Cool-Republicans Call Him MESSIAH, I Just Call Him Mr. President

February 15th, 2012
3:37 pm

the howardchronicles

February 15th, 2012
3:32 pm

awwwwwww, howard no likeie the polls that show his candidate losing..lol

Aquagirl

February 15th, 2012
3:38 pm

And democrats with their black churches?

Are also easily motivated to vote certain ways on social issues. Why would black people be any different? Or are you one of those Republicans sore that African-Americans generally avoid your party like the plague? Please, clarify your free-floating anxiety for us, because your point is so poorly phrased it’s unclear what has crawled under your skin.

jm

February 15th, 2012
3:38 pm

“we’re hopeful it’s morning in America.”

it won’t be morning in America until Obama is gone.

jewcowboy

February 15th, 2012
3:38 pm

ByteMe,

“Belief is a powerful thing with them.”

“You can’t convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it’s based on a deep seated need to believe.” ~ Carl Sagan

Fred

February 15th, 2012
3:38 pm

Jay

February 15th, 2012
3:15 pm

Interesting to see the complete absence of rebuttal here….
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

LOL see my post from last evening is what I WOULD say, but the Cagle blog seemed to prove me wrong on that post. Personally while I have no rebuttal, I really have nothing to say about Romney that I have not had an opportunity to express in any of the other 53,000 Romney blogs so far this month……….

Steve - USA (I support "None Of The Above")

February 15th, 2012
3:38 pm

Jay – “Interesting to see the complete absence of rebuttal here….”

To what? The chart kind of speaks for itself doesn’t it?

Butch Cassidy

February 15th, 2012
3:39 pm

jm -”Butch – poor comparison. CEO’s face external competitors all the time. Unless they’re monopolists (which is rare). Try again.”

It’s closer than you might think jm. I’ve worked with several former CEOs and company owners. Both on my CO-OP board and on my parents HOA back home. They have the business saavy , but it’s limited to the control factor. Once the threat of adverse action is removed, so is their power base.

stands for decibels

February 15th, 2012
3:39 pm

“It’s not that there’s so many, it’s that they are easily controlled and have a system in place already (churches) to target and get out the vote.”

And democrats with their black churches?

Billings, something like 20-25% of Americans self-ID as evangelical Christian. Pretty decent chunk (not all) are politically conservative and are a natural target demographic for the GOP.

Last I checked, African Americans constitute about 13% of the US population.

Of that percentage, many, but not all go to church.

Of those churchgoers, a disproportionate number (unfortunately, thanks mostly to stupid drug laws) have felony convictions which disenfranchise them in many states.

So that church network is certainly a factor in Democratic politics, just not as large of one.

Butch Cassidy

February 15th, 2012
3:40 pm

jm – “Butch (aka post turtle), where were you educated?”

I got my BA at Utah State University and my MBA at the University of Utah.

jm

February 15th, 2012
3:40 pm

Butch – mormon? :)

Butch Cassidy

February 15th, 2012
3:41 pm

jm – “Butch – mormon?”

Lutheran

Fred

February 15th, 2012
3:41 pm

Butch Cassidy

February 15th, 2012
3:40 pm

jm – “Butch (aka post turtle), where were you educated?”

I got my BA at Utah State University and my MBA at the University of Utah.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

And now live in NEW YORK? That was a huge change I’ll bet lol. (or is it New Jersey? Or am I just remembering wrong……)

Odis

February 15th, 2012
3:42 pm

Mitt’s biggest problem is that he has no core. He wants to be President, but he doesn’t really stand for anything. Outside of running for political office, Mitt has never had to deal with the problems of the middle or working class. He has no idea on how to help the disadvantaged in our country, nor has he ever really given it much thought. Mitt spent the better part of his adult life making money and more money. My gut tells me that Mitt could give a rats arse about abortion or other people’s religions or their belief. Does anyone think that Mitt has ever gone hunting or fishing a day in his life? He may have paid lip service to those things, but everyone could tell that he was telling a lie. I mean who actually goes hunting for “vermin”? lol. This man really has no grand vision for our country and is treating his run for president as something else to check off his rich bucket list.

No thanks.

DebbieDoRight

February 15th, 2012
3:42 pm

Unless they plan an August surprise in candidates, They are beat
now.

The GOPs Surprise Candidate

Take THAT you dirty libs!!!

jm

February 15th, 2012
3:43 pm

Butch, I don’t disagree that CEO’s have to be experts in the art of exerting power. Every CEO in a competitive industry has to deal with external threats, competitors, and technological obsolescence / innovation. Many fail, many don’t.

I have no idea how a reasonably educated person would try to extrapolate that a CEO is somehow incapable of contending with external threats simply because many also happen to be experts in wielding power. Unless you think people can’t walk and chew gum at the same time.

Recon 0311 2533

February 15th, 2012
3:44 pm

“But take away the power dynamic, and they suddenly don’t have the first clue as to what to do. You can’t fire the guy who’s attacking you, because he doesn’t work for you, so he has nothing to lose by doing so.”

Okay that explains why the last budget proposal that Obama submitted that they actually voted on went down 97 nay to 0 yeah. Now Reid won’t bring his latest proposal up for a vote. Three years without a budget now that’s executive competency.

ByteMe

February 15th, 2012
3:44 pm

jewcowboy: there have been a bunch of psychological studies that show that most people when confronted with facts that are counter to their beliefs will not only ignore the facts but also double-down on their incorrect beliefs.

Which means the vast majority of people are ill-suited to make money in the stock market, where “strong beliefs weakly held” are how you make and protect your winnings.

St Simons - we're on Island time

February 15th, 2012
3:45 pm

“…two rules in particular – one, when an incumbent crosses over the 50
mark, its over, and two, if you’re unfavorables are over 30, you can pack
it up and go home…” – Paul Begala & James Carville in a PBS interview
on Polling

just sayin

barking frog

February 15th, 2012
3:45 pm

DDR, don’t know about winning but he could sure supply the
party with wine…

Peadawg

February 15th, 2012
3:46 pm

The problem w/ Romney is nobody knows where he stands since he’s flip-flopped so much before.

Atleast w/ Santorum you know what he believes.

Butch Cassidy

February 15th, 2012
3:46 pm

Fred – “And now live in NEW YORK? That was a huge change I’ll bet lol”

Not too bad. My first job out of school was with Fidelity in their SLC office, moved to Atlanta back in 1998 to work at JP Turner and then finished up in NYC in 2008 at Citi.

jm

February 15th, 2012
3:46 pm

Butch – there is the ivory tower phenomenon kind of thing. I just think that was an incredibly broad generalization.

Let’s forget CEO’s and talk Mitt. Mitt was a private equity guy. Yes, probably somewhat insulated. Not the world’s foremost public speaker. However, he has dealt with many different types of companies and types of people over the years. In his early PE career, they were working with very small companies.

I don’t think anyone will argue that Mitt has the super slick smooth talker skills that some may love. Then again, voters may not be the most focused on that in November.

mm

February 15th, 2012
3:46 pm

“The majority of Americans are rational and proved it November of 010.”

It is now obvious the blowout in 2010 was a direct result of the tea party. They promised to change Washington and stop spending.

Instead, they stopped everything. And they lost their voters in the process. 2012 will be more like 2008.

But you righties can continue to let the corporate owned media blow sunshine up your butts.

Aquagirl

February 15th, 2012
3:47 pm

The GOPs Surprise Candidate

The GOP would never nominate such a Wimpy Lib Jesus.

http://more4news.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/gunsandgod.jpg

Paul

February 15th, 2012
3:48 pm

Jill

“There is really only one thing Mitt can do to get back on top… play the Mormon card. ”

Is that the same card that got Harry Reid elected and installed as Senate Majority Leader?

jewcowboy

February 15th, 2012
3:48 pm

ByteMe,

“that are counter to their beliefs will not only ignore the facts but also double-down on their incorrect beliefs.”

Yep. Confirmation bias. Here is an interesting read on a study of partisan political judgements: http://psychsystems.net/lab/06_Westen_fmri.pdf

And here is the worst part; the internet makes it worse: http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2010/07/11/how_facts_backfire/?page=full

Joseph

February 15th, 2012
3:48 pm

So I guess folks should just sit out the next election then Jay? I swear you are a pathetic little man who truly is the most absolute far left ideology in cyberspace…. This kind of crap means absolutely nothing… When Republicans do get their nominee along with Rubio or Christie as VP let the fun with polls begin. Who would you rather have as your top two leaders? Romney/Rubio or Christie or Santorum/Rubio or Christie…

Brosephus™ "Browning America since 1973"

February 15th, 2012
3:49 pm

Of those churchgoers, a disproportionate number (unfortunately, thanks mostly to stupid drug laws) have felony convictions which disenfranchise them in many states.

So that church network is certainly a factor in Democratic politics, just not as large of one.

Dude, you’re screwing up the myth. I can’t have people afraid of me if you keep going around exposing facts and sh*t!! :)

jm

February 15th, 2012
3:49 pm

jewcowboy 3:48 – and every liberal on this blog is guilty of falling into that psychological trap

the cons here, not so much

Butch Cassidy

February 15th, 2012
3:49 pm

Jill – “There is really only one thing Mitt can do to get back on top… play the Mormon card. ”

I hope not, all anyone has to do is Google the word “Kolob” and they’ll go screaming for Santorum. :)

Adam

February 15th, 2012
3:50 pm

Recon: You know the ones who worship at the feet of people like David Groves at Media Matters.

I know you guys love to worship icons, but I don’t. Funny how I follow your book better than you in that regard. I just enjoy how he makes you guys get your panties in a twist.

The majority of Americans are rational and proved it November of 010. I think it will be proven once again this year.

Yes, but not for the reasons you think. You see, the Republicans ran on the ECONOMY, and left all the social issues out of it, back when the economy was really bad. They also had a side populist message of repealing a law that the majority of Americans want repealed on its name alone. However, they also support nearly all of the law’s provisions by a much larger majority. “Repeal Obamacare” is nothing more than a tagline, and they played that card already.

This year? Republicans are running against an incumbent with massive foreign policy success and an economy that is improving. So what do they do? Focus on the social issues. What happens when they do that? They LOSE, except in massively major deep red districts in more local elections. Sometimes even avoiding the social issues, they lose. But the reason the country went red in 2010 was because of the message the Republicans duped the country into believing – that they would fix the economy, and NOT focus on on social issues like a laser, which is what they did instead.

ByteMe

February 15th, 2012
3:50 pm

jm: I’d have no problem voting for “Mitt Romney, Governor of Massachusetts” or even “Mitt Romney, Savior of the SLC Games”. What I have trouble with is the guy running for office using his name and likeness but not his skills.

Joseph

February 15th, 2012
3:51 pm

When will Obama crack 50% in a reputable poll such as Gallop or Rasmussen???

Adam

February 15th, 2012
3:51 pm

Joseph: Rubio isn’t going to do sh*t for the Republican ticket. Face it.

JOE Cool-Republicans Call Him MESSIAH, I Just Call Him Mr. President

February 15th, 2012
3:51 pm

Joseph

February 15th, 2012
3:48 pm

LOL…he11, we all know VP’s dont do too much. Look at Joe…I like him personally, but I know he’s not doing anything.

Paul

February 15th, 2012
3:52 pm

“Interesting to see the complete absence of rebuttal here….”

Jay, that’s just because you’ve banned all the true conservatives or sent their comments to moderation or don’t let them post the truth.

Butch Cassidy

February 15th, 2012
3:52 pm

jm – “However, he has dealt with many different types of companies and types of people over the years. In his early PE career, they were working with very small companies.”

No argument. I simply put forth a theory based on my dealings with people in similiar power roles who had a hard time adjusting outside the chamber.

Adam

February 15th, 2012
3:52 pm

Joseph: Total approval for Obama is above 50% in Rasmussen polls lately.

Joseph

February 15th, 2012
3:54 pm

Adam:

Republicans are running against an incumbent with massive foreign policy success and an economy that is improving. WHAT!

Your kidding right?

JOE Cool-Republicans Call Him MESSIAH, I Just Call Him Mr. President

February 15th, 2012
3:54 pm

“When will Obama crack 50% in a reputable poll such as Gallop or Rasmussen???”

Hes ave over 50% or better over the last 10 days…..ohhhh and that Rasmusseen.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/obama_approval_index_history

Aquagirl

February 15th, 2012
3:54 pm

all anyone has to do is Google the word “Kolob” and they’ll go screaming for Santorum.

But that’s usually followed by googling “Santorum,” which produces twice the screams.

Jay

February 15th, 2012
3:54 pm

Joseph, he “cracked 50″ on the favorable scale more than a week ago, says Rasmussen, the GOP’s favorite go-to guy.

is that too soon for you?

stands for decibels

February 15th, 2012
3:55 pm

ohhhh and that Rasmusseen.

but, but … the Sacred Presidential Approval Index!

Brosephus™ "Browning America since 1973"

February 15th, 2012
3:55 pm

Joseph: Rubio isn’t going to do sh*t for the Republican ticket. Face it.

Rubio will get the Cuban American vote, and will probably draw a big segment of the Puerto Rican vote. Beyond that, he’s likely to cause a loss in the rest of the Hispanic American communities.

Fred

February 15th, 2012
3:56 pm

barking frog

February 15th, 2012
3:45 pm

DDR, don’t know about winning but he could sure supply the
party with wine…
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Can we get some painted ladies with that bottle of wine? If so I would vote for him……….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRvY-I9pNpI

TaxPayer

February 15th, 2012
3:56 pm

If I didn’t know better, I’d be thinkin’ that maybe the Republican constituency just does not like any one of the candidates that their one percenters have picked for them. Come on now, Republicans. I mean, the Koch crooks and casino thug and tax evading hedge fund managers, et al, have found it in their hearts to back the likes of Gingrich and Santorum and others with millions and millions of their hardly-earned dollars and y’all can’t pick one of them to stand up for! Don’t y’all even care! :lol:

Adam

February 15th, 2012
3:56 pm

Joseph: I know it hurts to be wrong, but you’re just going to have to bend over and take it. Obama has had foreign policy successes and the economy is improving. If you do NOT know that, well I am not terribly surprised because I don’t think you consider actual news to be the truth. I would be railing against public education too if I was as deliberately ignorant.

Josey Whales

February 15th, 2012
3:56 pm

Adam – the south shall rise again

“Because if there’s one thing Southerners DON’T do, it’s lose a war and get over it.” – Bill Maher Thomas Jefferson

Adam, that is the quote of the day, enjoy a cold one on me!!!!!!!!

Joseph

February 15th, 2012
3:56 pm

Back down to 49 today folks…..

Butch Cassidy

February 15th, 2012
3:56 pm

Joseph – “When will Obama crack 50% in a reputable poll such as Gallop or Rasmussen???

About 2 weeks ago. Haven’t you been watching FOX?

Butch Cassidy

February 15th, 2012
3:57 pm

Joseph – “Back down to 49 today folks…..”

I thought your question was when is he going to crack 50%. Must have read that wrong.

stands for decibels

February 15th, 2012
3:57 pm

(To be fair, “Gallop” hasn’t had him above 50% yet, although he hit 49% a coupla days ago.)

Adam

February 15th, 2012
3:58 pm

OHNOES 49%. Hallelujah I have seen the light and will now vote Republican FOREVER. :roll:

Oscar

February 15th, 2012
3:58 pm

Three reasons:

1. I’ll bet you $10,000.00.

2.I am not conerned about poor people.

3. They should have let GM go under.

JOE Cool-Republicans Call Him MESSIAH, I Just Call Him Mr. President

February 15th, 2012
3:59 pm

“Back down to 49 today folks…..”

51% yesterday, which would be what for an average???

Ding, Ding…… 50% from “a reputable poll such as Gallop or Rasmussen (as u say)”

jewcowboy

February 15th, 2012
3:59 pm

jm,

“the cons here, not so much”

You know, I’ve noticed an interesting phenomenon on this particular blog. Those of a more liberal bent post links to back up their statements and actually, on occasion, admit when they are wrong. Those of a more conservative bent, tend to throw out statements back them up at a much reduced rate.

Now, I’m not one to point fingers (so rude), but it does seem that someone who goes by the name “Jim” without an “i” tends to do this quite a bit.’

Thoughts?

jm

February 15th, 2012
3:59 pm

Butch, forget campaigning skills for a moment.

What skills are needed in the oval office. I would argue we are in dire need of these:

1. Some fiscal discipline (mitt wins)
2. Backbone to take on long term challenges (mitt wins)
3. Understanding of what it takes to make America competitive again for jobs etc (mitt wins)
4. Operational excellence and improvement (mitt wins)
5. Ability to work with and persuade congress (could be a tie, but mitt probably wins too because Obama stinks at this)

lesser but still important issues
6. Ability to unify America (well Obama has failed at this, so this is a mitt win even if it isn’t a slam dunk)
7. Compassion for the poor (yeah O probably wins this on the surface, but Mitt isn’t going to throw the poor under the proverbial bus)

2.

Butch Cassidy

February 15th, 2012
4:00 pm

Oscar – “Three reasons:

1. I’ll bet you $10,000.00.

2.I am not conerned about poor people.

3. They should have let GM go under.”

You forgot ” we should have let everyone go into forecluosure so that we could bottom out sooner”

Damn, why is he trailing again?

JOE Cool-Republicans Call Him MESSIAH, I Just Call Him Mr. President

February 15th, 2012
4:00 pm

Poor Joseph…..we know you dont have a clue as to what you’re talking about.

Recon 0311 2533

February 15th, 2012
4:01 pm

“This year? Republicans are running against an incumbent with massive foreign policy success and an economy that is improving.”

“massive foreign policy success”

Adam, that’s a massive stretch but you can believe that if you wish.

“an economy that is improving”

Well hopefully, but it’s pretty tepid growth and we still have an unacceptable level of unemployment.

Adam

February 15th, 2012
4:01 pm

jewcowboy: That has been my thought as well. But you know, the fact that you have anything bad to say about conservatives at all means you’re a lib, right?

barking frog

February 15th, 2012
4:01 pm

Fred, 3:56, like the painted ladies in Sports Illustrated ?

jm

February 15th, 2012
4:01 pm

jewcowboy 3:59 – yeah. when I’m on my iphone, finding and pasting links is cumbersome and a pain in the rear. and when I’ve done it in the past, liberals have shown to have serious reading comprehension issues, so ultimately there’s no point.

Get it?

Joseph

February 15th, 2012
4:02 pm

Adam:

What foreign policy success. The seals killed UBL. I guess he can somewhat take credit for that. He can also take credit for failing in Afghanistan for not listening to his generals on the ground. How about Egypt? How about Syria? Iran and nukes? North Korea? Yeah what a whopping success… LOL… And the economy… How’s that employment rate going? When you drop folks from the labor force its certainly going to go down but the numbers don’t add and this will be explained to the American people come November… he has been very successful at putting folks on government assistance though…. A+ for that…

Butch Cassidy

February 15th, 2012
4:02 pm

jm@3:59

Great, but I don’t vote. You need to sell it to the people that do and apparently aren’t for Mitt.

jewcowboy

February 15th, 2012
4:02 pm

Adam,

“But you know, the fact that you have anything bad to say about conservatives at all means you’re a lib, right?”

But of course. Evidently on here I am a raging liberal. My friends and family would be amused at this notion.

Adam

February 15th, 2012
4:03 pm

I call ending a trillion plus dollar war, regardless of who set the schedule, and killing bin Laden, regardless of “who started it,” and getting other guys with drones, regardless of whether or not the terrorists were originally American citizens – foreign policy success. Oh, and the whole “we aren’t as hated as we were ten years ago” thing also helps.

JOE Cool-Republicans Call Him MESSIAH, I Just Call Him Mr. President

February 15th, 2012
4:03 pm

Recon 0311 2533

February 15th, 2012
4:01 pm

? How long should it take for jobs lost due to recession return?

Peadawg

February 15th, 2012
4:03 pm

jm

You still never answered how you can trust Romney after he’s flip-flopped so much? I’ve been asking for 3 days now.

Joseph

February 15th, 2012
4:04 pm

JOE Cool-Republicans Call Him MESSIAH, I Just Call Him Mr. President:

Just like a libturd… Nothing of substance just vitriolic spew…….

Brosephus™ "Browning America since 1973"

February 15th, 2012
4:04 pm

6. Ability to unify America (well Obama has failed at this, so this is a mitt win even if it isn’t a slam dunk)

http://static.someecards.com/someecards/usercards/1281999515753_8981989.png

When one party is dead set at creating dysfunction by not working with the POTUS, how in the hell would anybody expect unity. To get unity, ALL parties have to want it, not just a few. Saying Obama doesn’t have the ability to unify America is pure bull. When you stoke the fears of a major segment of the country with false info, there’s no way to create unity.

Butch Cassidy

February 15th, 2012
4:04 pm

Joseph – “What foreign policy success. The seals killed UBL. I guess he can somewhat take credit for that. He can also take credit for failing in Afghanistan for not listening to his generals on the ground. How about Egypt? How about Syria? Iran and nukes? North Korea? Yeah what a whopping success… LOL… And the economy… How’s that employment rate going? When you drop folks from the labor force its certainly going to go down but the numbers don’t add and this will be explained to the American people come November… he has been very successful at putting folks on government assistance though…. A+ for that…”

All that just to prove to us that you can’t admit you were wrong about Obamas 50%?

jm

February 15th, 2012
4:05 pm

Butch – btw, Falcone has some big problems now (as if he didn’t have enough before)

Wall St………..

jewcowboy

February 15th, 2012
4:05 pm

jm,

“Get it?”

Yep…you don’t believe enough about your own statements to present factual evidence of their truth.

Adam

February 15th, 2012
4:05 pm

Joseph: Since I already explained why I think foreign policy success is success above, I will answer this now:

How’s that employment rate going?

Downward. On every metric

Adam

February 15th, 2012
4:06 pm

Just like a libturd… Nothing of substance just vitriolic spew

The irony, it burns….

JOE Cool-Republicans Call Him MESSIAH, I Just Call Him Mr. President

February 15th, 2012
4:06 pm

Joseph

February 15th, 2012
4:04 pm

Dont be mad that you were proved wrong…. You’re the worst kinda CON on here. You get called out by the numbers and dont own up. Typical….thats why your ilk dont get any respect.

Joseph

February 15th, 2012
4:06 pm

Adam:

So allowing Iran to get nukes along with South Korea is a plus? I don’t think anyone in their right mind would say the Middle East is in better shape today than it was 3 years ago… I would much rather be feared than laughed at….. Remember in the 90’s when Clintoon was warned we must do something about mid East terror camps and he did nothing. We paid the price on 9/11 and continue to to this day…..

Butch Cassidy

February 15th, 2012
4:07 pm

jm – “btw, Falcone has some big problems now (as if he didn’t have enough before)

Wall St………..”

Phil Falcone = Douchebag.

Adam

February 15th, 2012
4:08 pm

Joseph: So allowing Iran to get nukes along with South Korea is a plus?

The fact that you think this is what is actually happening is the problem.

DebbieDoRight

February 15th, 2012
4:08 pm

Barking Frog and Aquagirl are my new B.F.F’s!!

Joseph

February 15th, 2012
4:08 pm

JOE Cool-Republicans Call Him MESSIAH, I Just Call Him Mr. President:

I was correct bud… Obama’s approval is at 49%…. and 45% in Gallop… I realize the fear of losing is becoming depressing to you freaks on the left but it will be ok… After 2010 I’d figure you guys would have went in to hibernation….

Joseph

February 15th, 2012
4:10 pm

Adam:

So the MSM is completly wrong. Even they admit it but of course downplay it for fear of hurting Obama by making him look weak…

Joe Hussein Mama

February 15th, 2012
4:10 pm

jm — “finding and pasting links is cumbersome and a pain in the rear. and when I’ve done it in the past, liberals have shown to have serious reading comprehension issues, so ultimately there’s no point. Get it?”

Got it. You’re lazy and don’t respond well when people don’t bang down onto their knees and immediately show obeisance to whatever you post.

ty webb

February 15th, 2012
4:10 pm

“TalkingPointsMemo, Josh Marshall”…and there’s your sign.

Fred

February 15th, 2012
4:10 pm

barking frog

February 15th, 2012
4:01 pm

Fred, 3:56, like the painted ladies in Sports Illustrated ?
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Yeah baby!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012_swimsuit/painting/

rcs

February 15th, 2012
4:11 pm

white-knight candidate? if I didn’t know better I’d assume you are making a thin veiled reference to a white person, dressed in white clothing, riding a horse.

Jays Balls

February 15th, 2012
4:11 pm

Wow the turds are running rampant today… Spewing whatever Media Matters tellsum to….

Butch Cassidy

February 15th, 2012
4:12 pm

Joseph – “So allowing Iran to get nukes along with South Korea is a plus?”

I wasn’t aware that they had the capabilities outside of uranium enrichment to manufacture nuclear weapons. Please, share with me the link to back that up. Pictures would be appreciated as well.

jm

February 15th, 2012
4:12 pm

Bro 4:04 – I’m talking the public, not congress. Unifying congress will never happen.

Peadawg 4:03 – sorry bud, haven’t been reading this blog 24/7. How can you trust Mitt? Look at his business record and interviews and conversations with people who worked with him when he was at Bain. Everything I have read has said Mitt acted in an honest, professional manner in dealings and challenges (the polar opposite of Trump). That tells you a lot. Look at how he raised his kids. He moves his own furniture (until probably recently) and retrieved a lost anchor when his son thought they should just buy a new one.

The guy is solid. Even if he minces words.

DebbieDoRight

February 15th, 2012
4:12 pm

I wonder if Joseph is in the same universe/space time continuum that we are in?

Maybe he’s in an alternate reality….

a reality where Iran JUST started developing nuclear weapons in January of 2008…

a reality where North Korea JUST became a problem in January 2008…..

and a reality where Clinton’s people not only didn’t get Bin Laden, they failed to warn Condie about the encroaching danger of them….

Yeah….that alternate reality must really be cooooollllll….

JOE Cool-Republicans Call Him MESSIAH, I Just Call Him Mr. President

February 15th, 2012
4:12 pm

Joseph do you agree he polled at 51% yesterday? You ? was when will he hit the 50% mark and he has……own up to the fact that you were wrong.

Joseph-”I realize the fear of losing is becoming depressing to you freaks on the left but it will be ok… ”

LOL….”freaks…anywho. Why would the ppl pn the left fear a sitting President polling at @ 50%?

Butch Cassidy

February 15th, 2012
4:13 pm

Jays Balls – “Spewing whatever Media Matters tellsum to….”

I’ve heard references to that, what exactly is Media Matters, and why should I care?

TaxPayer

February 15th, 2012
4:13 pm

Just like a libturd… Nothing of substance just vitriolic spew…

Republicans do amuse when they post such.

Brosephus™ "Browning America since 1973"

February 15th, 2012
4:13 pm

Joe COOL

Did you not understand Joseph?? Just because he said it was so, he was right!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu-u6PwFfLA

Recon 0311 2533

February 15th, 2012
4:13 pm

“? How long should it take for jobs lost due to recession return?”

Joe cool, this has been among the longest economic and post recession job recoveries on record. The president has no bragging rights all he can say is that the economy is recovering and hope that’s enough for the electorate because he can’t say that it has recovered during his time in office. Presidents typically get re-elected based on their achievement. Obama hasn’t made that grade.

DebbieDoRight

February 15th, 2012
4:13 pm

Sniff, sniff……….

Does anyone smell a Bama on this blog………

jm

February 15th, 2012
4:13 pm

Butch 4:07 agreed.

Adam

February 15th, 2012
4:14 pm

Joseph: So the MSM is completly wrong. Even they admit it but of course downplay it for fear of hurting Obama by making him look weak…

The MSM is not saying that Obama is or has allowed nuclear weapons in either country. So your statements are invalid.

Adam

February 15th, 2012
4:15 pm

Butch: Media Matters is the outfit that has been successful at messaging on the liberal side, much to the chagrin of Fox News, Rush, Hannity, and most especially Glen Beck, whose show they managed to scare advertisers away from until he was kicked off of Fox.

Personally, I say keep up the good work.

Brosephus™ "Browning America since 1973"

February 15th, 2012
4:15 pm

Bro 4:04 – I’m talking the public, not congress. Unifying congress will never happen.

So was I. When you have people spreading stuff like “He’s a Muslim”, do you honestly expect there to be some kind of unity? When people question his birth, religion, and damn near everything else, do you honestly expect people to unify behind him? I would give you a pure BS, but I’m sure you already know you just spilled it.

Butch Cassidy

February 15th, 2012
4:15 pm

Recon – “Joe cool, this has been among the longest economic and post recession job recoveries on record”

How long was the recovery period between 1929 and 1941?

jm

February 15th, 2012
4:16 pm

JOE Cool-Republicans Call Him MESSIAH, I Just Call Him Mr. President

February 15th, 2012
4:16 pm

Brosephus™ “Browning America since 1973″

February 15th, 2012
4:13 pm

lol….funny thing is, thats how CONs view Obama to “liberals”

Kamchak

February 15th, 2012
4:17 pm

Spewing whatever Media Matters tellsum to…

I see that Media Matters was the subject of today’s chain email.

Adam

February 15th, 2012
4:17 pm

Butch: How long was the recovery period between 1929 and 1941?

Why don’t we let Joseph answer that one. He seems to know how to subtract :D

DebbieDoRight

February 15th, 2012
4:18 pm

scout: The president has no bragging rights all he can say is that the economy is recovering and hope that’s enough for the electorate because he can’t say that it has recovered during his time in office. Presidents typically get re-elected based on their achievement. Obama hasn’t made that grade.

Question: Why do people on the right on one hand blame Obama for the things that the STATES should be doing for their constituents and on the other hand blame Obama for encroaching upon the sovergnity of the States?

Recon 0311 2533

February 15th, 2012
4:18 pm

“How long was the recovery period between 1929 and 1941?”

Butch, would you recommend that as a campaign slogan to Obama and the Democrats?

Adam

February 15th, 2012
4:18 pm

Kamchak: I see that Media Matters was the subject of today’s chain email.

Even better. Daily Caller and Fox News are now so upset with Media Matters that they are declaring war on them. Not that getting the base in a tizzy is abnormal….

Butch Cassidy

February 15th, 2012
4:18 pm

Adam@4:15

Got it, thanks. I hadn’t really paid much attention to them, but once I found out from Jays Balls that we were just doing what they told us, I felt I needed clarification. Silly me, all this time I could have just parroted Media Matters rather than form my own independant ideas.

Brosephus™ "Browning America since 1973"

February 15th, 2012
4:19 pm

Joe cool, this has been among the longest economic and post recession job recoveries on record.

Yes it has. The pace has been excruciatingly slow. One difference between this and past recoveries though?? I have yet to hear a single economist refer to this recovery as a jobless recovery. That means, regardless to how slow it’s coming about, there are actual jobs being created. That would also seem to show that this recovery is being built upon a solid foundation and not another bubble. Whether Obama gets a second term or not is irrelevant to me. Whomever wins in November will hopefully continue to build our recovery on a solid foundation and not try to use the gimmicky crap that ends up blowing up in our faces.

jm

February 15th, 2012
4:19 pm

Bro – Mitt has never said those things.

JOE Cool-Republicans Call Him MESSIAH, I Just Call Him Mr. President

February 15th, 2012
4:20 pm

“he can’t say that it has recovered during his time in office.”

Well, dayum it…..i thought 16 straight months of job growth meant.. “GROWTH”…..

Adam

February 15th, 2012
4:20 pm

23 months Joe

Midori

February 15th, 2012
4:21 pm

CNN Breaking News

President Barack Obama’s approval rating is back up to 50% for the first time in more than eight months, according to a CNN/ORC International Poll.

In the national survey, Obama holds an edge against all the remaining Republican presidential candidates in hypothetical head-to-head matchups. Obama’s approval rating appears up slightly among independents.

The poll indicates that the GOP’s advantage on voter enthusiasm has been erased, and that the number of Americans who think things are going well in the country is on the rise — from 25% in November to 30% in December and 40% now.

Butch Cassidy

February 15th, 2012
4:21 pm

Recon – “Butch, would you recommend that as a campaign slogan to Obama and the Democrats?”

Only if someone claims that the last 3.5 years has been the longest recovery period in history.

JOE Cool-Republicans Call Him MESSIAH, I Just Call Him Mr. President

February 15th, 2012
4:22 pm

“How long was the recovery period between 1929 and 1941?”

Exactly! You still didnt answer the ? Recon….how long should it take in your eyes?

DebbieDoRight

February 15th, 2012
4:23 pm

“Perfect Combination” to beat Obama in the upcoming elections.

One’s smart and driven the other one is charamistic and engaging. Eat it libs!!!

Brosephus™ "Browning America since 1973"

February 15th, 2012
4:23 pm

Brosephus™ "Browning America since 1973"

February 15th, 2012
4:24 pm

Joe COOL

I just hope that Obama doesn’t put on armored breastplates or headdresses anytime soon. :lol:

JOE Cool-Republicans Call Him MESSIAH, I Just Call Him Mr. President

February 15th, 2012
4:24 pm

Adam

February 15th, 2012
4:20 pm

My apologies…. my mind was referring to the 2.5 millions jobs created in the last 16 month.

Jay

February 15th, 2012
4:25 pm

The email had two points, from what I can surmise: Media Matters and gas prices.

What they don’t seem to comprehend is that they get each other all riled up over these things, while ordinary people looking on from the outside are just left to wonder what in hell they’re even talking about. It’s like a password system:

Today it’s “Media Matters” and the countersign is “gasoline.”

Thursday is “Pelosi” and the countersign is “TelePrompTer.”

Friday is “Democrat Party” and the countersign is “we’re not a democracy.”

Fred

February 15th, 2012
4:25 pm

DebbieDoRight

February 15th, 2012
4:13 pm

Sniff, sniff……….

Does anyone smell a Bama on this blog………
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I was once told DDD that if you should always allow a friend one fatal flaw. Of course I don’t think the person who taught me that had ‘Bama in mind so crucify Brocephus if you want. :D

godless heathen

February 15th, 2012
4:25 pm

Media Matters declared war on Fox News first and I would say many here get a direct feed from Media Matters. For example the oft stated “28 states require that insurance cover contraceptives” without mentioning that 20 of those 28 states have exemptions for religious institutions.

Brosephus™ "Browning America since 1973"

February 15th, 2012
4:27 pm

Bro – Mitt has never said those things.

Mitt doesn’t have to say those things. He only has to be supported by the people who said those things. Guilt by association. Seems that it was applied to Obama in his associations, so it goes the same for Romney. Funny thing is, the people who spread the “Muslim” stuff about Obama did the same with Romney and his religion. Yet, Romney still kept at trying to get the nomination for a party that still rejects him more than it approves of him. He’d be better off running as an independent. That way, he can be true to himself and not have to regurgitate rhetoric that he obviously does not believe in.

JOE Cool-Republicans Call Him MESSIAH, I Just Call Him Mr. President

February 15th, 2012
4:27 pm

“I just hope that Obama doesn’t put on armored breastplates or headdresses anytime soon”

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_NUZ_fM-TQKQ/TDEtbLaYhgI/AAAAAAAARbc/xDNmbKaO9BQ/s1600/ObamaKing.jpg

:-)

Adam

February 15th, 2012
4:28 pm

godless: Media Matters declared war on Fox News first

Good. They deserve it for as long as they’ve declared war on the truth.

Adam

February 15th, 2012
4:29 pm

godless: For example the oft stated “28 states require that insurance cover contraceptives” without mentioning that 20 of those 28 states have exemptions for religious institutions.

Oh, you mean like how those same 20 states have the SAME provision as was proposed by Obama that you now calla “shell game?”

jm

February 15th, 2012
4:30 pm

“Guilt by association.”

Yeah Bro. And you’re a perv because someone in the TSA somewhere (or whatever group you’re in) copped a feel when doing a body search.

Whatev dude.

Brosephus™ "Browning America since 1973"

February 15th, 2012
4:30 pm

Sniff, sniff……….

Does anyone smell a Bama on this blog………

http://i.usatoday.net/communitymanager/_photos/game-on/2012/01/10/bamax-large.jpg

Just in case you’re wondering how Saban got his hands on such a fine piece of crystal…

http://www.lostlettermen.com/1-11-2012-gif-jordan-jefferson-crystal-bowl/

Josey Whales

February 15th, 2012
4:31 pm

Jm – you must be out your DAMN mine!!!!!!!!!!!!!

First, Mitt needs to win his own party’s nomination. Since half of them don’t like him.

Wait until President Obama really start to campaign this summer, when he goes before a crowd of 100,000+ people when he give his speeches. I know, I know, you republicans, your stomachs will start to boil and you will feel bad. Looking for any sign of HOPE, sorry, poor choice of words.

Maybe, if you republicans will stop listening to people on the radio or TV shows and learn to have a more inclusive party that’s open to new ideals or better yet, ideals that founded the republican party. People will start to listen to your ideals.

Just my thoughts, now, where is my bottle of Jack Daniels……………….on my way to Oasis for research, have a nice day

Adam

February 15th, 2012
4:31 pm

Time to head home! Catch you all later

Joseph

February 15th, 2012
4:32 pm

Clueless liberal….. Obama must have touched your head and it turned to stone….

Brosephus™ "Browning America since 1973"

February 15th, 2012
4:33 pm

Damn Joe, I was too late!!!!!!

Yeah Bro. And you’re a perv because someone in the TSA somewhere (or whatever group you’re in) copped a feel when doing a body search.

I’m guessing you were not around when the conservative poster child for tolerance, Andy, damn near accused me of such every day. Conservatives started it, and I guess they don’t like it when it comes back and bites them in the ass. Even the Bible warns to “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” When you sow resentment and anger, don’t get mad when it splashes back on you.

ty webb

February 15th, 2012
4:33 pm

Jay’s pot just called other people’s kettle, “Black”.

Jay

February 15th, 2012
4:35 pm

Joseph, summon at least a vestige of class and find a better alter ego than “Jays Balls.”

Bernie

February 15th, 2012
4:36 pm

The Southern Baptists Know that “MITT” is the one the world has been waiting for. The one revelation speaks of. Southern Baptists know this… however they are afraid to say it. The One that comes like a thief in the night, smiling, rich, handsome, uncaring for the poor or others, showing all the calling cards of perfection yet somehow in their hearts they KNOW it is not perfection. but the first son, of the Father of LIES!

CJ

February 15th, 2012
4:36 pm

Media Matters declared war on Fox News

What is with this incessant “declared war on” crap? Somebody can’t disagree with you without “declaring war” in the process? That so many are gripped by such rhetoric is sad.

Fred

February 15th, 2012
4:36 pm

Yo Josey, wait up. I can be there in 20 minutes or less………

JOE Cool-Republicans Call Him MESSIAH, I Just Call Him Mr. President

February 15th, 2012
4:36 pm

LOL @ 4:35….gotta love when the trollies get called out.

Butch Cassidy

February 15th, 2012
4:36 pm

Joseph – “Clueless liberal….. Obama must have touched your head and it turned to stone….”

Are you addressing anyone in particular, or just responding to the voices in your head?

ragnar danneskjold

February 15th, 2012
4:36 pm

While I still see Mr. Romney as vastly superior to the current Occupy Oval Office movement, I think the negative advertising run on his behalf have damaged his brand name. Everyone expects Obama to be a slimeball in the election, and everyone expected that from Newt, but I think expectations were higher for Romney.

Recon 0311 2533

February 15th, 2012
4:37 pm

“Only if someone claims that the last 3.5 years has been the longest recovery period in history.”

Butch, the problem is that the economy hasn’t fully recovered and we’re still a long way from acceptable recovery. We’ll see what it looks like as we’re approaching the November election and how voters measure improvement. At this point the economy isn’t an accomplishment that Obama can build his campaign on. It appears that he’s attempting to make congress the issue in his campaign not unlike attempting to make the previous administration the issue in the campaign leading up to the mid-terms. It didn’t resonate then and it appears that this current attempt now focusing congress is only realizing meager success that will be insufficient to carry through to Novembers election.

Josephs Balls

February 15th, 2012
4:37 pm

Is this ok, Jay?

Fred

February 15th, 2012
4:38 pm

Jay

February 15th, 2012
4:35 pm

Joseph, summon at least a vestige of class and find a better alter ego than “Jays Balls.”
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Well who was he before he decided to do a subtle rip of josef’s name?

ty webb

February 15th, 2012
4:38 pm

it’d be nice if jay called out “alter egos” of commenters of all political persuasions.

DebbieDoRight

February 15th, 2012
4:39 pm

Fred: I was once told DDD that if you should always allow a friend one fatal flaw. Of course I don’t think the person who taught me that had ‘Bama in mind so crucify Brocephus if you want

With pleasure Fred, with pleasure. (Insert Evil laugh here)

Jm

February 15th, 2012
4:39 pm

Jay

Call me crazy, but why’s 4:33 doesn’t seem to be the highest quality content

You decide…..

Kamchak

February 15th, 2012
4:40 pm

Everyone expects… [...] …everyone expected…

I don’t recall giving you my permission to speak on my behalf, sport.

Can you refresh my memory of when I did that?

Aquagirl

February 15th, 2012
4:41 pm

Are you addressing anyone in particular, or just responding to the voices in your head?

He was talking to Jays Balls.

JOE Cool-Republicans Call Him MESSIAH, I Just Call Him Mr. President

February 15th, 2012
4:42 pm

“He was talking to Jays Balls.”
or Josephs Balls….

either way, he got called out..

ragnar danneskjold

February 15th, 2012
4:43 pm

Dear Kamchak @ 4:40, good afternoon, apologies for arrogance in including you, I should have said “thinkers expect” and “thinkers expected.”

Fred

February 15th, 2012
4:43 pm

Jm

February 15th, 2012
4:39 pm

Jay

Call me crazy, but why’s 4:33 doesn’t seem to be the highest quality content

You decide…..
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I didn’t click until you said something jm, but i have to agree. That one was a bit much even for me on so many levels…………

Peadawg

February 15th, 2012
4:43 pm

“Josephs Balls” was me. Just having a little fun with it. :)

Butch Cassidy

February 15th, 2012
4:43 pm

Recon – “Butch, the problem is that the economy hasn’t fully recovered and we’re still a long way from acceptable recovery.”

I agree, and I’m not pro or con Obama. However, as you put it, the economy hasn’t fully recovered. So for a candidate to run against Obama after 3.5 years following the worst financial meltdown since 1929 claiming that he’s an “utter failure” and that someone else could do better is disingenious. Again, this is why I don’t vote.

Joe Hussein Mama

February 15th, 2012
4:44 pm

R. Danneskjold — “Dear Kamchak @ 4:40, good afternoon, apologies for arrogance in including you, I should have said “thinkers expect” and “thinkers expected.”

I’m not seeing where you have any authority to speak for thinkers, Rags. Our last newsletter didn’t say a dadgum thing about you.

DebbieDoRight

February 15th, 2012
4:45 pm

SoCoBro: Just in case you’re wondering how Saban got his hands on such a fine piece of crystal…

Yo Bro, Click Here…!

:lol: :lol:

Jm

February 15th, 2012
4:45 pm

Fred

The juvies on here love that topic….

It was old 6 months ago, if it was even funny then

Kamchak

February 15th, 2012
4:45 pm

…apologies for arrogance in including you…

Considering that you pull that crap about speaking for everyone on a daily basis here, I view you apology as disingenuous at best and outright dishonest at worst.

Why oh why?

February 15th, 2012
4:46 pm

Jm @ 4:39 – that’s not “my” content; rather, it’s a direct “quote” from the interwebs. Admittedly, it’s vulgar, but then so is Rick S.

Jay

February 15th, 2012
4:47 pm

and still, no attempt to refute the post….

instead, we’re treated to manic attempts to change the subject.

TaxPayer

February 15th, 2012
4:47 pm

Dang it. Jay’s fast. I thought for a moment we might have a lively debate going.

Recon 0311 2533

February 15th, 2012
4:47 pm

Joe cool asks-Recon….how long should it take in your eyes?

Joe, Obama said he needed to do it in three or he’s a one term proposition. I think he we should by now have been much further along. GDP at this point averaging over 3% and unemployment under 7%. The true answer to your question will arrive in November because it’s not just what I think or you think it will be what the majority of voters think. Have to leave to pick up my daughter. You can have the last word. Thanks for the debate.

Butch Cassidy

February 15th, 2012
4:48 pm

Jay Bookman – “Joseph, summon at least a vestige of class and find a better alter ego than “Jays Balls.”

Maybe it’s a fan thing. You know like calling your man junk “The Terminator” :)

barking frog

February 15th, 2012
4:49 pm

Peadawg, 4:33, you should not be having fun with Joseph’s Balls.

Brosephus™ "Browning America since 1973"

February 15th, 2012
4:49 pm

DDR

That’s gotta be one of your funniest yet!!!!!! That one is as good as swiped.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Kamchak

February 15th, 2012
4:50 pm

Peadawg

February 15th, 2012
4:43 pm

“Josephs Balls” was me. Just having a little fun with it

Considering your behavior with name-jacking next door at CT’s, it’s really to be expected.

Jm

February 15th, 2012
4:50 pm

Butch

Sorry bud, agree or disagree with you politically, this is how I look at “not voting”: an abdication of one’s responsibility to make a decision (and the requisite research) about who can best run the government

These are not insignificant decisions for our country. And not participating, no matter how ugly the campaigns, is just mind boggling

Jay

February 15th, 2012
4:50 pm

Obama, up 4-7 points in Michigan over Romney in previous polls, now up 16.

Recon 0311 2533

February 15th, 2012
4:51 pm

“Again, this is why I don’t vote.”

Vote for the one you think can do the best job. If that’s Obama, vote for him but don’t sit it out. Gotta run…later.

TaxPayer

February 15th, 2012
4:51 pm

Actually, I replotted that chart on a vertical scale ranging from 0 to 100 and it don’t look half as bad now.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

February 15th, 2012
4:52 pm

ty: it’d be nice if jay called out “alter egos” of commenters of all political persuasions.

Always the victims with our righties………

Peadawg

February 15th, 2012
4:53 pm

“Considering your behavior with name-jacking next door at CT’s, it’s really to be expected.”

Huh?

Darnit…got to remember to stop responding to trolls and leghumpers.

Butch Cassidy

February 15th, 2012
4:53 pm

Jm – “These are not insignificant decisions for our country. And not participating, no matter how ugly the campaigns, is just mind boggling”

Not really. If my choices are getting kicked in the head or getting kicked in the balls, or simply not playing. I will always choose the latter. I don’t vote simply for voting. And I absolutely will not subscribe to the theory of” well, I guess I’ll hold my nose and vote for the one I really don’t like, but he’s better than the one I really, really don’t like”. It’s America, if you don’t like the choices, don’t make one.

Fred

February 15th, 2012
4:54 pm

ragnar danneskjold

February 15th, 2012
4:36 pm

While I still see Mr. Romney as vastly superior to the current Occupy Oval Office movement, I think the negative advertising run on his behalf have damaged his brand name. Everyone expects Obama to be a slimeball in the election, and everyone expected that from Newt, but I think expectations were higher for Romney.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Still waiting for you to answer the question from downstairs Rags…….

Dear Fred @ 2:16, all will agree that the quality of your posts has an amazing consistency. Epithets every time, all the time, but content free.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

A request for information is an epithet? It’s a legitimate request and the three options I outlined are the only logical ones to draw. Either you lack necessary information needed to make a reasoned and informed judgement (ignorant) or you have the necessary information needed to make a reasoned and informed judgement but are unable to process it (stupid), or you have the necessary information needed to make a reasoned and informed judgement yet choose to lie about it and twist it, (deliberately obtuse).

What is “insulting” about logic?

Jm

February 15th, 2012
4:54 pm

Jay 4:47

Mitt has a 6-7 point deficit in latest polls

That can be turned around and the electoral college is what ultimately counts

Ie not insurmountable

Not a cake walk either

Brosephus™ "Browning America since 1973"

February 15th, 2012
4:55 pm

Jay @ 4:47

Have you not figured out by now that, if you don’t have a reasonable attempt to refute by page 3, they go into full deflection mode?

getalife

February 15th, 2012
4:56 pm

16?

Ouch jm.

Fred

February 15th, 2012
4:56 pm

barking frog

February 15th, 2012
4:49 pm

Peadawg, 4:33, you should not be having fun with Joseph’s Balls.
++++++++++++

Oh hell. How does one come back from THAT. LOL frog

Why oh why?

February 15th, 2012
4:57 pm

Up until recently, I was considering not voting as an act of conscientious objection to our government (that, and the fact that, (i) as a progressive in the deep South, and (ii) what with the whole electoral college thing, my vote is somewhat meaningless). However, I have decided that I will, in fact, be voting (to jm’s delight, no doubt), but for the President and every other liberal on the ballot (to jm’s horror, no doubt).

ty webb

February 15th, 2012
4:58 pm

“Always the victims with our righties………”

not a victim, it would just speak well of jay to be consistent…oh, and speaking of victimhood, you used the “racial code/dog whistle” word of the day, “with”…I think everyone here is entitled to an apology.

barking frog

February 15th, 2012
4:58 pm

Butch Cassidy, 4:53, You make a good case for the ‘None of the Above’
slot on the ballot. If none of the above gets the votes the election
should be held again with new candidates.

Jm

February 15th, 2012
4:59 pm

Butch 4:53

Good grief

Assuming it’s mitt v obama, neither candidate would be a complete disgrace

Though mitt would be better

I wish we had better choices too

But making a decision no matter how unpleasant is better than relegating the choice to the extreme wings in politics

If you have to pick stocks or bonds, you must be a cash guy….

pogo

February 15th, 2012
5:01 pm

The “Greedy old pimps” comment pretty much sums up the intellectual level and the bitterness that resides with Jays very small band of non-working liberals here. It must be a hell of a life sitting around everyday just waiting on your next government check which is paid for by someone who IS working to sustain you.

The “1%” liberals in this country, which there are plenty of, are laughing at you fools. They are getting richer and richer playing you with the sad “party loyalty” bit. What about Obama’s fundraiser with the investment bankers in NYC? He curses them by day and sells his Whitehouse to them by night and nary a word from you bunch of hypocrits. You are a really sad bunch of people who stand for nothing at all, except yourselves.

AmVet - Just say no to the Rip Van Winkle Party, aka the GOP.

February 15th, 2012
5:01 pm

It makes you wonder what kind of drugs he and his handlers are taking.

Flip Romney is gonna get McCained. And most people have recognized this since he announced his candidacy. Partly because winning the GOP nomination is like winning the Big East in college football. And then taking on one of the big boys in a bowl game.

But, that he is going to get trounced for the EXACT SAME REASON is what is insane.

If he had a lick of sense he’d know that being who he is by nature – a rational moderate – is exactly how he would win over the moderates, centrists and independents, many of whom are disappointed in the Republican-lite BHO.

But what does he do instead?

He pretends to be another garden variety, knuckle dragging, flat-earth neo-con so as to appeal to much smaller, in comparison, lunatic fringe “base”.

Truly incredible.

Alas poor Flip! We knew him, Horatio…

Jm

February 15th, 2012
5:02 pm

Getalife 16 what?

Kamchak

February 15th, 2012
5:02 pm

“with” is the racial code-word-of-the-day?

Damn, and I thought I was tops on Soros’ email list.

Fred

February 15th, 2012
5:07 pm

pogo

February 15th, 2012
5:01 pm

The “Greedy old pimps” comment pretty much sums up the intellectual level and the bitterness that resides with Jays very small band of non-working liberals here. It must be a hell of a life sitting around everyday just waiting on your next government check which is paid for by someone who IS working to sustain you.

The “1%” liberals in this country, which there are plenty of, are laughing at you fools. They are getting richer and richer playing you with the sad “party loyalty” bit. What about Obama’s fundraiser with the investment bankers in NYC? He curses them by day and sells his Whitehouse to them by night and nary a word from you bunch of hypocrits. You are a really sad bunch of people who stand for nothing at all, except yourselves.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Really? And I think you are a sad pitiful fool without a brain in your head who comes here to spout back what you remembered from the day’s radio talk shows.

You don’t make any sense because you have no sense. You dont really understand the words you type, but it makes you feel good to type them. It helps you to feel there IS a boogeyman out there that prevents you from being rich and famous (and deaf from abusing drugs) like Rush Limbaugh and that evil boogey man is………… (cue the music) “the liberal.”

I’m just glad we could be here so you can get those things off your chest. Knowing that I could help one poor, pitiful soul feel more important and more empowered (and less likely to beat his wife tonight out of impotence) makes ME in turn feel a sense of satisfaction.

Jm

February 15th, 2012
5:07 pm

Why 4:57
Better to vote than not. Even if you’re a socialist

(vomit sound.wav playing now)

getalife

February 15th, 2012
5:07 pm

willard is losing by 16 jm.

Try to keep up.

ty webb

February 15th, 2012
5:08 pm

No Kamchak, “with” is the “racial code/dog whistle” word of the day…and in a bizarre twist, I’m hearing tomorrow’s “racial code/dog whistle” word of the day is going to be “Soros”…you just unknowingly shot a twofer. Kudos!

DebbieDoRight

February 15th, 2012
5:09 pm

with” is the racial code-word-of-the-day

WTF?!?! :shock:

Jm

February 15th, 2012
5:09 pm

Why

Now go read up on the candidates, their positions on issues, and learn why they believe what they believe

That’s real citizenship, behavior worthy of the title.

DebbieDoRight

February 15th, 2012
5:11 pm

Fred: You dont really understand the words you type, but it makes you feel good to type them. It helps you to feel there IS a boogeyman out there that prevents you from being rich and famous

Well it’s better for him to come on here and “vent” than for him to climb a bell tower with a rifle.

Thank God for Jay’s Blog!! If only Cynthia would come back; then we’d really be safe from the crazies.

Fred

February 15th, 2012
5:12 pm

Jm

February 15th, 2012
5:07 pm

Why 4:57
Better to vote than not. Even if you’re a socialist

(vomit sound.wav playing now)
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Here ya go JM, just for you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugJ05G5rTqA

Keep Up the Good Fight!

February 15th, 2012
5:13 pm

“with” can’t be the code word….there was no duck dropping down when I used it. Perhaps the code phrase was “with a food stamp president’”

Ah yes, there is the duck….and look by using that phrase Newt wins another wife for his moon base!

JohnnyReb

February 15th, 2012
5:13 pm

OK Jay, I’m in on page 6 but here’s your long sought rebuttal.

First, I think you are correct on Romney at this point in time but it was practically yesterday you were posting the base was not accepting Romney but he would be the nominee. Yours truly was stating no, it would not be Romney. That he is a RINO, etc. Of course, no one believed me.

I did at one time think it would be the Texan; it’s disappointing he is not good enough on his feet. I never really was behind Gingrich although its fun to read your rants on Newt and pull the strings on your faithful about Newt making Obama need Depends in a debate. You are correct however, he has too much baggage.

Next, you are wrong on Santorum. In fact, the more the Left voices opposition the more I think he’s the right guy. Similar things were stated about Reagan and he too was opposed by the GOP establishment.

Answer me this – I posted once we might have a brokered convention and end up with a nominee not presently in the field. Someone asked me here how that person would get on the state ballots? I did not have an answer. Could a nominee not currently on the primary ballots be on the presidential ballots? I’m thinking yes, but have no proof.

Jm

February 15th, 2012
5:14 pm

Getalife 7 bud is max of every realclearpolitics poll

Jay

February 15th, 2012
5:17 pm

JohnnyReb, getting on the general-election ballot would be no problem. The two major parties simply notify each state who they want on the ballot under their party name, so it could be anybody.

But again, it simply isn’t feasible to start a general-election presidential campaign around a candidate whom you don’t even identify until late August, barely two months before the election.

Fred

February 15th, 2012
5:17 pm

Nice rebuttal Johnny Reb. Sorry I can’t answer your question on the brokered deal. I THINK though that it’s not necessary to be on the State primary ballot to be on a States ballot as the party candidate for any office.

getalife

February 15th, 2012
5:17 pm

50 Approval CNN poll.

Fred

February 15th, 2012
5:18 pm

LOL Jay beat me to it.

Thulsa Doom

February 15th, 2012
5:18 pm

(I should also note that it’s foolish for Republicans to blame Gingrich for what has happened. He didn’t create this problem for Romney; he merely exposed a major weakness that was destined to come to light anyway.)

What major weakness would that be? Becoming successful and paying the appropriate tax rate that happens to be the law of the land? Ya’ll are just twisted.

DebbieDoRight

February 15th, 2012
5:19 pm

Could a nominee not currently on the primary ballots be on the presidential ballots? I’m thinking yes, but have no proof.

More or less. IF the state allows a write-in candidate. Not all states do and then THAT person would have to have one hell of a marketing campaign.

TaxPayer

February 15th, 2012
5:19 pm

Oh goody. JohnnyReb is pushing for Santorum to be the one. This is getting better all the time.

Fred

February 15th, 2012
5:20 pm

On another note; How do you explain this to your kids?

http://www.ajc.com/news/cops-driver-exposed-himself-1350198.html

Jm

February 15th, 2012
5:22 pm

Getalife matchup polls (not approval) has a 6 or 7 point spread

Closeable

Fred :)

AmVet - Just say no to the Rip Van Winkle Party, aka the GOP.

February 15th, 2012
5:22 pm

If I didn’t know better, I’d think that the cons have thrown the last two presidential elections.

Not ONE even remotely electable candidate among 20 or more?

With a weak Democratic Party as your competition?

I think you cons need to start doing roids.

And I have made no predictions at all about the races for US Congress, but this is starting to look eerily similar to the 2006 and 2008 races all over again. Only without the Hero of the Texas ANG at the helm…

Hey, you wanna make $14 the hard way? ~Thomas Jefferson

JohnnyReb

February 15th, 2012
5:22 pm

BTW Jay, you will find interesting that the RNC just today distributed an email to the faithful on how venture capitalist play a key role in Obama’s energy department. I have not read the thing, but you can bet it’s the party establishment trying to prop up Romney.

Why oh why?

February 15th, 2012
5:23 pm

Jm – you’ve cleaned up your act quite nicely. Chapeau!

Thulsa Doom

February 15th, 2012
5:24 pm

getalife

February 15th, 2012
5:07 pm
“willard is losing by 16 jm.

Try to keep up.”

Getalife,

That’s better than losing by 21 and scoring
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pogo

February 15th, 2012
5:24 pm

And the reason that Obama takes big money from those bankers whom he espouses to hate is he knows his base is either too stupid and blinded to understand or accept what he is doing or that they want more “government money” that is paid for by someone else. His base just wants something for nothing and Obama promises them this. Nothing comes free.

pogo

February 15th, 2012
5:25 pm

getalife should getajob

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

February 15th, 2012
5:25 pm

Well, with all these polls I’m getting kinda discouraged. Maybe the Rev. Jim Bob Buice is right, I don’t know. The Drs. have him on some kind of drug, something that starts with Oxy, and he’s been ranting alot lately. Anyhow, he claims Obama plans to use drones to come after Republican voters and he’s going to hit the Baptist and Holiness churches hard on Sunday mornings. By the time Obama’s finished there’ll be big black thugs lined up in front of voting places with chains and blackjacks and pistols and everything and there won’t hardly be enough Republicans left to make a difference next November.

Anyhow, it sure looks bad. We got

1. Romney, that everybody hates and maybe even his wife does too, in secret
2. Newt, that the women won’t vote for on account of one or two minor matters
3. Santorum, that would of been fine back in 1896 but can’t pass muster now
4. And Ron Paul, and you just know that the men in white coats are going to catch him one day

And that’ll bring on No. 1 Foxy Lady and she’ll be telling the few of us left to . . . well, you know.

Have a good night everybody.

Joe Hussein Mama

February 15th, 2012
5:25 pm

Doom — “What major weakness would that be? Becoming successful and paying the appropriate tax rate that happens to be the law of the land? Ya’ll are just twisted.”

Respectfully, I think that if you were to put James Lewis, Dick Fuld or Jamie Dimon up as GOP candidates, they’d get the same treatment. The wind is blowing against wealthy businessmen’s favor these days.

TaxPayer

February 15th, 2012
5:29 pm

I think it best for the Republicans to give up while they’re behind and let the Democrats step in and fix things.. After all, the Republicans have established themselves as the destroyers of nations, not the fixers, and we’re still in need of more of the fixin’ part. Maybe let the Republicans back in after a hundred years or so. Maybe.

Thulsa Doom

February 15th, 2012
5:30 pm

“The wind is blowing against wealthy businessmen’s favor these days.”

I dunno Joe. Al Gore still seems to be pretty popular amongst libs even after making something like 100-150 million in his eco scaremongering career.

I just think its sad that we’ve deteriorated to the point that someone is being penalized for his success. We used to admire people who became successful in this country. Now we deride them. And of course these are the golden geese that pay the taxes that fund everything else. Seems very bizarre to me.

Jm

February 15th, 2012
5:30 pm

Why

Or maybe I’ve just spent more time defending Romney and less bashing O the last few days

Don’t worry you guys will be in full jm hate mode soon enough

AmVet - Just say no to the Rip Van Winkle Party, aka the GOP.

February 15th, 2012
5:30 pm

And who, pray tell, would this mystery candidate from a brokered convention be?

Donald Trump?

Sarah Palin?

Rush Limbaugh?

Joseph McCarthy?

Elmer Fudd?

I got bad news for you fake conservatives. There is nobody out there who could pull off that miracle.

Here is a sneak peak at the upcoming convention in Tampa…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke5Mr5eCF2U

getalife

February 15th, 2012
5:31 pm

Looks like another thumpin is coming.

Jm

February 15th, 2012
5:31 pm

Obama is a socialist

(head for cover!) :)

paulo977

February 15th, 2012
5:31 pm

Debbie D R : Thank God for Jay’s Blog!! If only Cynthia would come back; then we’d really be safe from the crazies.
__________________________________
With you on that !

TaxPayer

February 15th, 2012
5:32 pm

If you Republicans had turned out and voted for McCain when you had the chance, we could have all been working in the fields for $50/hour and paying our fair share of the taxes and life woulda been just wunnerful. But NOOOOOOO! Well! Too late now.

Kamchak

February 15th, 2012
5:32 pm

ty webb

February 15th, 2012
11:07 am

…which is already the case with

OH NOES! OUR TY WEBB USED THE “racial code/dog whistle” word of the day”.

THE HORRORS!

getalife

February 15th, 2012
5:34 pm

“getalife should getajob”

Retired.

Free up a job for ya.

Peadawg

February 15th, 2012
5:34 pm

” If only Cynthia would come back; then we’d really be safe from the crazies.”

What are you talking about? Cynthia WAS one of the crazies.

Peadawg

February 15th, 2012
5:34 pm

Comparing Jay to Cynthia is an insult to Jay.

stands for decibels

February 15th, 2012
5:35 pm

What is with this incessant “declared war on” crap? Somebody can’t disagree with you without “declaring war” in the process? That so many are gripped by such rhetoric is sad.

To say nothing of the absurdity of a teensy tiny little outfit like MM being in a position to “declare war” on freaking Newscorp.

on the plus side, there are probably hundreds of thousands of lurkers who are probably checking out the teensy outfit, and I’d imagine a fair number like what they see and will be back.

(I’ve found them very useful in the past, although I have the advantage of having watched many hours of Fox/listened to many hours of Rush/Hannity etc. unfiltered, so I didn’t really need MM to point out what jagoffs they can be.)

Thulsa Doom

February 15th, 2012
5:35 pm

AmVet,

You’re slipping my friend. You should have put “mystery meat candidates” instead of just “mystery candidates”. Am I going to have to correct your typos to make sure we cons get our fair share of abuse?

Incidentally I got getalife @ 5:24 again with a reminder of Jan. 9th. Doomy just couldn’t resist. Bad doomy. Just bad.

Joe Hussein Mama

February 15th, 2012
5:36 pm

Doom — “I dunno Joe. Al Gore still seems to be pretty popular amongst libs even after making something like 100-150 million in his eco scaremongering career. ”

Yeah, but he’s not running for anything. Romney is, and that was my point. Wealthy businessmen who are running for office are finding themselves in a harsh light this year.

You have to admit that if both the Tea Party and OWS are pizzed off at you, then you’re going to have some problems getting elected.

DebbieDoRight

February 15th, 2012
5:36 pm

Kamchak

February 15th, 2012
5:36 pm

What are you talking about? Cynthia WAS one of the crazies.

Comparing Jay to Cynthia is an insult to Jay.

Is that why you name-jacked her?

‘Cause she was crazy?

JohnnyReb

February 15th, 2012
5:38 pm

Just so the Left here does not have a premature over an Obama win, keep in mind that other than us political junkies people vote with their pocketbook.

When Obama was inaugurated gas was less than two bucks a gallon and a box of breakfast ceral had not had its contents reduced by a third with no price reduction.

The inflation rate does not count gas and groceries. Yes, there’s another rating that does, but Obama and the main stream media won’t be using that one.

We are all suppose to use the “official” unemployment numbers and it has been stated the calculations have not changed. A lot of people do not believe that, at the top of the list are the millions who have run out of unemployment benefits and quit looking for a job.

The administration brags of the stock market. The reality is, while the numbers have risen the volume had declined. The money is being made by institutional traders, not your everyday individual investor or even mutual funds.

Lastly, Obama’s popularity has risen as the Republican candidates tear each other down. Once we have a nominee, stuff like above will start to hit the airwaves. Barry and yourself best brace for a no holds barred.

Mr. Snarky

February 15th, 2012
5:39 pm

Ah…the republican candidate’s dilemma that McCain faced. You sell your soul to win you party’s nomination and then you don’t have it when you need it in the general election. It’s not easy being cheesy.

Fred

February 15th, 2012
5:39 pm

TaxPayer

February 15th, 2012
5:29 pm

I think it best for the Republicans to give up while they’re behind and let the Democrats step in and fix things.. After all, the Republicans have established themselves as the destroyers of nations, not the fixers, and we’re still in need of more of the fixin’ part. Maybe let the Republicans back in after a hundred years or so. Maybe.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Do you truly believe every word you just typed? REALLY believe?

See now thta’s why, no matter how whacked out the Republicans are right now (and they ARE all kinds of whacked0 I just can’t trust the Democrats. Back when President Obama got elected and you folks had control of everything you were pretty arrogant about it and basically told the Republicans to shut the hell up and sit the f down, you didn’t need them for crap. You got so caught up in your power you couldn’t even pass a decent budget.

Then in midterms the Republicans got some power back and THEY went all batshirt stupid. But they upped you Democrat’s stupid.

In short, I don’t really trust either one of you, but right now I trust the rich folks trying to kill my Country while building up China the least.

But don’t get TOO cocky there pal. You are starting to crow like a Republican…….

ty webb

February 15th, 2012
5:41 pm

Kamchak,
it’s already been established that every word I use, is in fact, the “racial code/dogwhistle” word of the day.

Fred

February 15th, 2012
5:42 pm

getalife

February 15th, 2012
5:34 pm

“getalife should getajob”

Retired.

Free up a job for ya.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Sweet. Classic answer. It belongs in the blog hall of fame lol.

Thulsa Doom

February 15th, 2012
5:42 pm

Joe Mama,

I haven’t seen that the tea party was ticked at Romney but of course I haven’t paid it a great deal of attention. Wouldn’t surprise me though, especially if Obamacare was initially modeled after Romneycare. Then I can see them being rather disagreeable with Romney.

DebbieDoRight

February 15th, 2012
5:43 pm

Pdawg – Some quick facts for you regarding Cynthia:

(a) When Cynthia was blogging her Opinion her page generated more “hits” than any other.

(b) The “hits” were mostly from crazed “fans” who called her racist names and made derogatory comments about her parentage.

(c) Most of her posters were virulent racits,homophobes, and “Obama’s gonna get me!” idiots.

(d) There is a correlation between when her column ended, (or rather when she stopped posting, which was about 3 months before her column officially ended); and those guys in the Georgia Mountains plotting the demise of the president and stockpiling weapons.

(e) While Cynthia was blogging she kept Georgia (And the President) safe. The second she stopped…….

FActs are facts dude. Facts are facts…….

Jm

February 15th, 2012
5:43 pm

TaxPayer

February 15th, 2012
5:43 pm

Leaked: Conservative Group Plans Anti-Climate Education Program

Here’s an idea. Leave science to those in search of the truth, losers.

barking frog

February 15th, 2012
5:44 pm

August Surprise candidates would have to be
1. Nationally known
2. Have a campaign apparatus
3. Be well financed
The campaign would have to be a Media Blitz.
Possibles: JEB, Mitch, Christie, Bloomberg, etc.

Fred

February 15th, 2012
5:44 pm

Peadawg

February 15th, 2012
5:34 pm

” If only Cynthia would come back; then we’d really be safe from the crazies.”

What are you talking about? Cynthia WAS one of the crazies.
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And yet another instant classic. but Cynthia DID have a few good ideas, she was just arrogant about them. “Uppity” if you will (watch the Sh-storm THAT stirs up lol).

Kamchak

February 15th, 2012
5:45 pm

DebbieDoRight

peapup was there, and he was posting under multiple noms-de-blog.

Name-jacking even.

Fred

February 15th, 2012
5:46 pm

Doomy just couldn’t resist. Bad doomy. Just bad.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

http://www.ajc.com/news/cops-driver-exposed-himself-1350198.html

Fred

February 15th, 2012
5:46 pm

TaxPayer

February 15th, 2012
5:46 pm

Hey Fred, I voted for Gee Whiz Bush and I have an obligation to try and set things right for being so wrong. Deal with it.

Peadawg

February 15th, 2012
5:50 pm

Debbie,

I’ll give you the fact that she got a tone of hits. But it mostly b/c she was one of the best race-baiters I’ve ever seen. Jay seems conservative/middle compared to some of the outrageous stuff that Cynthia posted. Jay’s smart enough to actually entice legit discussions though. He doesn’t need the race bulls*t.

And for god’s sake will someone PLEASE stop the squirrel lover from humping my leg!

Fred

February 15th, 2012
5:51 pm

TaxPayer

February 15th, 2012
5:46 pm

Hey Fred, I voted for Gee Whiz Bush and I have an obligation to try and set things right for being so wrong. Deal with it.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Ah crap. Me too. I was that distrustful of Kerry………

DebbieDoRight

February 15th, 2012
5:52 pm

Cynthia talked a LOT about race. However, she was an older black female who lived during Jim Crow — so in essence she was talking from experience.

Kammie: Say it ain’t so Kam — say it ain’t so!!! Not PDawgie!! He seems so………….sane.

Fred: :lol:

TaxPayer

February 15th, 2012
5:52 pm

And for god’s sake will someone PLEASE stop the squirrel lover from humping my leg!

Hey! If you stick it out there and dangle it around, it’s fair game.

Fred

February 15th, 2012
5:53 pm

Peadawg

February 15th, 2012
5:50 pm
And for god’s sake will someone PLEASE stop the squirrel lover from humping my leg!
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I dunno Peadawg. How did you piss Kam off so bad in the first place lol? If I knew that I may could have an idea where to start the peace talks………

Thulsa Doom

February 15th, 2012
5:53 pm

Fred,

Nope. Not me. I’ve done a lot of exposing but it was always to a willing audience.

Why oh why?

February 15th, 2012
5:53 pm

Jm – Obama is a socialist in much the same way I’m the richest guy on the planet. I bet you wouldn’t know socialism if a sickle slapped you upside the head.

Jm

February 15th, 2012
5:54 pm

Taxpayer

Two wrongs don’t make a right

Vote mitt

TaxPayer

February 15th, 2012
5:55 pm

Nope. Not me. I’ve done a lot of exposing but it was always to a willing audience.

Thulsa, some things really really, no, really do not have to be shared. On line or off.

DebbieDoRight

February 15th, 2012
5:56 pm

Peadawg

February 15th, 2012
5:56 pm

“He seems so………….sane.”

Come on, most people can admit I’ve gotten better since blogging here. Jay’s done a good job of converting me, on some subjects, to the left.

Joe Hussein Mama

February 15th, 2012
5:56 pm

Doom — “Nope. Not me. I’ve done a lot of exposing but it was always to a willing audience.”

Did you wash those singles before you spent them? :D

DebbieDoRight

February 15th, 2012
5:57 pm

Well Gentlemen, it’s Miller Time.

Ya’ll be safe and have a good evening.

Thulsa Doom

February 15th, 2012
5:57 pm

Cynthia a race baiter? Say it aint so. Well heck that’s like calling the sun burnt orange.

TaxPayer

February 15th, 2012
5:58 pm

jm,

The only thing Bush did right was not allowing the country to fall into a depression. And that is apparently why his base now hates him.

Jm

February 15th, 2012
5:59 pm

Why

Don’t ever become a data analyst

Jm

February 15th, 2012
6:01 pm

Taxpayer

If he didn’t do anything right his first term, why did you vote to re elect him?

(will check in later, out for now)

Thulsa Doom

February 15th, 2012
6:02 pm

Joe Mama,

Ya’ll nasty!

Thulsa Doom

February 15th, 2012
6:03 pm

I believe that’s the 2nd time in 2 weeks I’ve made Debbiedoright go EEEEEWWWWWWW. Doomy’s on a roll!!!!!

Thulsa Doom

February 15th, 2012
6:05 pm

Taxpayer,

Sorry but I gotta give Debbiedoright her weekly EEEEEWWWWWWW!!!!!! It just wouldn’t be right if I didn’t.

Joe Hussein Mama

February 15th, 2012
6:05 pm

Doom — “I believe that’s the 2nd time in 2 weeks I’ve made Debbiedoright go EEEEEWWWWWWW. Doomy’s on a roll!!!!!”

Yeah, Doom, but I got one of those from *you.* So now you gotta up your game, son. ;)

AmVet - Just say no to the Rip Van Winkle Party, aka the GOP.

February 15th, 2012
6:06 pm

Doomy, I originally had it in there but redacted if for freshness! Somehow the meat part didn’t seem kosher. (groan)

I saw that spelling and with all due apologies to my LSU bud, I do like it.

Finished that book about Nebraska football and all I can say is that I’m glad it was in the off season. It was fairly depressing and ends with NU losing Game of the Century II (1989) to the hated Sooners 17 – 7.

But hey, at least we won the first one!

md

February 15th, 2012
6:10 pm

Keep seeing requests to refute……refute what?

One of many polls in the middle of a very fickle election year?

All one would have is mere speculation……is that a circular game?

Steve - USA (I support "None Of The Above")

February 15th, 2012
6:13 pm

The whole talking points argument of Fox bringing up Media Matters is pretty humorous. I guess some of you have never seen the Media Matters web site.

The hypocrisy on both sides is worth it’s weight in Gold. Please don’t stop. :)

Soothsayer

February 15th, 2012
6:15 pm

Well, I hope you fellers what used “1-800-FLOWERS” didn’t wind up in the dog house or “whacking it” on 1-75!

Truth is stranger than fiction!

TaxPayer

February 15th, 2012
6:16 pm

If he didn’t do anything right his first term, why did you vote to re elect him?

Because I was actually naive enough to believe that he and his fellow cons were honest and trustworthy types. The types that I grew up around. Little did I know how low a Republican will go in order to have his way with another. Did you know they’ll make up pretty phrases like “family values” for the sole purpose of misleading voters and they’ll give nice names like blue sky initiative to programs that actually do nothing more than allow people like the Koch crooks, et al, to pollute and kill with impunity. I know now. Republicans made me the untrusting cynic with respect to their every word and action. Shame on me.

getalife

February 15th, 2012
6:16 pm

We just have to beat Bama by 21 next year.

The reelection campaign for our President is going well.

Thulsa Doom

February 15th, 2012
6:18 pm

Joe mama,

I’ll work on some EEEWWWs just for you but you may regret it.

AmVet,

You freaking kidding? The “mystery meat” or just plain “meat” in your posts never gets old. Don’t know why but I still lmao when I see you calling one of us meat.

Yes. I remember all the great OU-Neb games- one of the 3 greatest rivalry games in college football. Saddest thing about the big 12 was the diminishment of that rivalry. And now its completely gone. People who didn’t grow up in that era and see all those great games simply have no idea what will be missed. I was an OU fan and they were my 2nd favorite team because like Bama they wore crimson and were also the only other team that ran the wishbone. I have one thing to say about the end of that rivalry- “People have no grasp of what they do”- Thulsa Doom aka James Earl Jones

Don’t know if you saw it but I posted the LSU highlights from the title game. Here it is just in case you missed it. You should take a second to view it if you haven’t seen it already.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnmhTxCYogQ&feature=share

Thulsa Doom

February 15th, 2012
6:21 pm

Sooth,

Dontcha know. Cons usually whack in the stall in the airport bathroom with someone in the stall next to them.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

February 15th, 2012
6:23 pm

Doom-Doom: I’ll work on some EEEWWWs just for you but you may regret it

my records seem to indicate that 9 out of 10 posts include an “eeewww” moment…especially when Doom-Doom lets his little “third” person do his posting to reveal the worse of Doom-Doom. But then 4 out of 5 dentists recommend Trident, that crazy 5th one is obviously Charlie Sheen aka Doom-Doom :D

md

February 15th, 2012
6:23 pm

“In short, I don’t really trust either one of you, but right now I trust the rich folks trying to kill my Country while building up China the least. ”

Playing devils advocate here, but might it be samrt to get a foothold in China seeing as how they are destined to be the planet’s largest economy?

Knowing we can’t beat them in labor costs, maybe the “can’t beat them then join them” approach may work. One must remember that corp profits are tied back to every single one of us here in the States through pension plans, 401k’s, etc…..and with a payroll tax cutting into SS, we surely may need an alternative………..tapping into a billion + new consumers may be smarter than we think.

Soothsayer

February 15th, 2012
6:23 pm

getalife

February 15th, 2012
6:25 pm

doomy,

I doubt they care what you do with your junk.

Just don’t preach family values silly.

Jm

February 15th, 2012
6:25 pm

Taxpayer

A bush didn’t screw everything up

B I have no idea how u ever fit in the republican party in the first place

C if “family values” is one of your main issues, whatever that means, you’re seriously seriously confused voting D son

Thulsa Doom

February 15th, 2012
6:25 pm

“The third person. Beware the use of it for it draws nipping sandfleas it do.” Thomas Jefferson

Thulsa Doom

February 15th, 2012
6:26 pm

Getalife,

Family values! BOO!

Fred

February 15th, 2012
6:27 pm

AmVet – Just say no to the Rip Van Winkle Party, aka the GOP.

February 15th, 2012
6:06 pm

Doomy, I originally had it in there but redacted if for freshness! Somehow the meat part didn’t seem kosher. (groan)

I saw that spelling and with all due apologies to my LSU bud, I do like it.

Finished that book about Nebraska football and all I can say is that I’m glad it was in the off season. It was fairly depressing and ends with NU losing Game of the Century II (1989) to the hated Sooners 17 – 7.

But hey, at least we won the first one!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpMdIHgDmCA

Fred

February 15th, 2012
6:31 pm

Well I’m out, but it was fun to end the day with all the jocularity running around here right now. It won’t last but what the hell right?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sONfxPCTU0

Joe Hussein Mama

February 15th, 2012
6:32 pm

TaxPayer — “Because I was actually naive enough to believe that he and his fellow cons were honest and trustworthy types. The types that I grew up around. Little did I know how low a Republican will go in order to have his way with another. Did you know they’ll make up pretty phrases like “family values” for the sole purpose of misleading voters and they’ll give nice names like blue sky initiative to programs that actually do nothing more than allow people like the Koch crooks, et al, to pollute and kill with impunity. I know now. Republicans made me the untrusting cynic with respect to their every word and action. Shame on me.”

I also trusted them for over 20 years of voting, but no longer. I jumped ship in 2003 and I don’t see myself going back any time soon.

There are a few principled conservatives left in the GOP, but not nearly enough to counterbalance the wingnuts who drown them out. As far as I’m concerned, in the GOP, the patients have taken over the asylum and have managed to break into the pharmacy.

Oscar

February 15th, 2012
6:32 pm

Reason no. 5

5. Romnyy apparently wants to go to war with China.

gm

February 15th, 2012
6:33 pm

Obama is leading in every poll, he will win by a land slide except well you know Georgia, the states that loves to vote the good old boys in, last in education, top 3 in poverty, bottom in job creation.
The rest of the regions are not idiots, Obama is going around talking jobs why the clowns are still talking about catholic church, when ever the conservtives bigots of georgia come out the 19, 20, century we can move forward instead of people calling us the state that sleeps with their cousins and still fighting the civil war””””

AmVet - Just say no to the Rip Van Winkle Party, aka the GOP.

February 15th, 2012
6:34 pm

TP, there is no shame in admitting that you feel you made a mistake.

I’ve shared that I voted for Reagan once. And hated myself for about two months.

Everybody has to come to their truth in their way and time.

Though I have learned virtually nothing of them in the past, Media Matters looks like it is worth a look. And that is only on the Wiki info that I read. I’ve not yet visited their website, but likely will. Anybody who has Rupert Murdoch and News Corporation as their 2011 Misinformer of the Year can’t be all wrong!

Damn Doom, an OU fan too? You are killing me, man.

Nah, it’s all good, they made us a lot better and we kicked their heads in a few times. And you’re right, sadly it’s all over and done…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYHrtWIeMrc

TaxPayer

February 15th, 2012
6:34 pm

jm,

A) I agree that Bush did not screw up everything. As I acknowledged, he did the right thing by taking steps to keep us out of a depression,

B) Me either.

C) You clearly missed the gist. The “family values” reference was to demonstrate a mere portion of the GOP’s hypocrisy and the blue sky initiative, their willingness to lie and deceive in order give their greedy backers whatever they want even if it includes killing off their own base for a buck. It’s kind of hard to encapsulate all that is wrong with the real GOP, hidden behind that facade, in just a few words though.

Soothsayer

February 15th, 2012
6:37 pm

“the state that sleeps with their cousins”

Who told! That was supposed to be “our little secret!”

Thulsa Doom

February 15th, 2012
6:41 pm

“I’ve shared that I voted for Reagan once”

AmVet,

I never knew you were once a friggin wingnut, knuckledraggin, neocon, neanderthal, jesusfreak repug. Who knew? Of course in college I was leaning towards communism in my early years and reading the theory and practice of communism, a little Marx(hard reading even for an econ major), etc.

Soothsayer

February 15th, 2012
6:42 pm

F. Sinkwich

February 15th, 2012
6:43 pm

Bigots abound on Jay’s blog.

But that’s okay, they’re lib ilks.

Jack

February 15th, 2012
6:45 pm

A lot of liberal smoke by Bookman. He knows no one is going to vote for Obama.

Thulsa Doom

February 15th, 2012
6:52 pm

Good thing josef aint on. He doesn’t like race baiting comments about anyone- even poor southern whites.

Soothsayer

February 15th, 2012
6:54 pm

I’m EYE-ran. Do I want to sell my oil for worthless pieces of paper with green ink on them? Or worthless pieces of paper with (whatever color ink is on Euros) ink on them?

Or do I want to sell my oil to India for gold? Or to China for Yuan that is worth something?

This should be an easy one! The tsunami is getting closer and closer. When it hits, there will be suffering (in the West) beyond comprehension.

F. Sinkwich

February 15th, 2012
6:57 pm

Just watched Gov. Palin on “The Five.”

Too bad she didn’t enter the primary.

They BOTH suck

February 15th, 2012
7:00 pm

F Sinkwich

Yes too bad……. With all the laughs the Repub candidates have been providing…….. she would have made it a regular comedy hour each day……….

She is NEVER running…………….. Are you kidding me? It was all a ruse to make money, raise money for the right, etc………

You didn’t really think she was ever getting in the race, did you?

Really?

AmVet - Just say no to the Rip Van Winkle Party, aka the GOP.

February 15th, 2012
7:03 pm

Doom, nope never was interested in the commie crap.

They remind me too much of the fascists.

I’ll vote for Republicans and have. I voted for Jill Chambers twice, who was the former head of the DeKalb Republican Party. Partly because she was a quasi-liberal on social issues and because her opponents were jokes. Subsequently, Elena Parent ran against her and earned my vote.

I lean heavily towards candidates with military backgrounds and in my lifetime the bulk of those have been Democrats – McGovern, Hollings, Cleland, Jim Martin, John Glenn, Wesley Clark, Jim Webb, Kerry, Kerrey, Inouye, etc.

But I have also been a fan of Dole, McCain and Hagel among others…

And I even made it all the way through that Boomer Sooner thing. (yuck)

BTW, you mentioned three greatest rivalries, and they are?

Max C.

February 15th, 2012
7:07 pm

Anybody seen my granade?

Oh, there it is!

Oops.

Joe Hussein Mama

February 15th, 2012
7:11 pm

Meat — “Anybody seen my granade?”

That’s *grenade,* you non-serving POS.

Meat like you isn’t fit to lick Max Cleland’s wheels.

stands for decibels

February 15th, 2012
7:13 pm

Jay seems conservative/middle compared to some of the outrageous stuff that Cynthia posted.

PD, kindly give me three (3) clear cut examples of “outrageous stuff” posted by Cynthia.

I’d really like to know what she wrote that measures up to this standard.

F. Sinkwich

February 15th, 2012
7:13 pm

“You didn’t really think she was ever getting in the race, did you?”

I guess not.

But I was hoping she would.

stands for decibels

February 15th, 2012
7:15 pm

Bigots abound on Jay’s blog.

Please identify the “bigots,” FS.

Thulsa Doom

February 15th, 2012
7:15 pm

AmVet,

Well obviously Alabama-AU would be in there, OU-Neb., and of course Ohio State-Michigan. Plenty of other great rivalries but depending upon where locale of the country you are in those are the 3 biggest ones to me. Plenty of other good ones like Texas-Texas A&M, FSU-Florida, FSU-Miami that are big rivalries in the past 20 years or so. Army-Navy just doesn’t really interest anyone anymore.

stands for decibels

February 15th, 2012
7:15 pm

oh, and for extra credit, give examples of their bigotry. thanks.

kayaker 71

February 15th, 2012
7:16 pm

The upcoming war about oil will be the defining issue of our century. Every economy thrives because of the supply of oil coming to their country….. without it, they are toast. France and Germany proved that in that little skirmish over Libyan oil. We are getting ready to prove that when the little Iranian blocks the Straits. Then what will Bozo do? Perhaps some “negotiation”. Then he could “delay sanctions until they come to their senses”. Maybe tighten the screws a little tighter. Then perhaps a bow or two to Ali Khamenei followed by a warning to Israel to put the gun back in the holster and “see how it goes”. We will soon see if this Chicago thug can cope with the likes of the Muslim world. These are tough assed people who are on a mission. Hope Bozo’s resolve is up to it. Damn, I hope so for all of our sakes.

AmVet - Just say no to the Rip Van Winkle Party, aka the GOP.

February 15th, 2012
7:16 pm

JHM, some times I use certain names just to see if I can elicit a response from some puerile dipstick. It works as often as not.

Jm

February 15th, 2012
7:18 pm

Taxpayer

The GOP has many failings

Bush was not a violator of that foot tapping family values failure

Boil it down to this: forget party for a moment, your choice will be between mitt and Obama. Jobs and the economy and fiscal rectitude may not be your top issues. But if they are, I think mitt is a better choice

Thulsa Doom

February 15th, 2012
7:21 pm

Stands for decibels,

He’s probably referencing people ridiculing poor southern whites or rednecks as people like to deridingly call them. For some reason the people who take great offense at anything that may remotely offend any minority seem to think its fine and dandy to insult poor southern whites. Strange.

F. Sinkwich

February 15th, 2012
7:22 pm

“Hope Bozo’s resolve is up to it. Damn, I hope so for all of our sakes.”

He’ll just go over there to apologize, bow, disarm, and hope for the best.

Then go on a date night with Moochelle.

Kamchak

February 15th, 2012
7:23 pm

Moochelle

There’s your sign.

F. Sinkwich

February 15th, 2012
7:24 pm

Thanks, Doom, you saved me some keystrokes…

Soothsayer

February 15th, 2012
7:24 pm

kayaker: If I were to call you a dumbass, then Jay would ban me. So I won’t call you a dumbass. Even though when you post things like that most people on this blog would call you a dumbass. But I won’t — call you a dumbass.

Now what would King Dumbass the First, your Patron Saint of dumbassery, do? Well, he would just bomb the shyte out of them EYE-ranians! That’s what he would do!

And, just what would that accomplish? Start World War III?

I’ve done told you before: row that kayak back to your militia barracks.

barking frog

February 15th, 2012
7:26 pm

Thulsa Doom, 7:21, the term Redneck was a term used by
urban whites about rural white farmers who had sunburned
necks from plowing the fields and was mildly derogatory
but the farmers adopted it as distinguishing them from
the city dwellers who they saw as lazy non workers. Still
used that way mostly.

yuzeyurbrane

February 15th, 2012
7:27 pm

I happen to think that political parties should stand for something. Some variation under a “tent” is to be expected but not the “big tent” we often talk about. It and political party are just a contradiction in terms. It seems to me that voters of an extreme conservative bent now dominate the Republican Party so their candidate should reflect that. Santorum does and Romney does not, pure and simple. So let the American people decide between bona fide standard bearers of the Republicans and Democrats. Even though I am a Democrat, I am not certain if President Obama would win. But let the chips fall where they may. The losing party will learn lessons from this and modify its views and membership accordingly or they will eventually disappear.

Fred

February 15th, 2012
7:28 pm

They BOTH suck

February 15th, 2012
7:00 pm

F Sinkwich

Yes too bad……. With all the laughs the Repub candidates have been providing…….. she would have made it a regular comedy hour each day……….

She is NEVER running…………….. Are you kidding me? It was all a ruse to make money, raise money for the right, etc………

You didn’t really think she was ever getting in the race, did you?

Really?
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Hell no he didn’t. F. Sinkwhich is a satire like the Bill Orvis dude. No one is as stupid and clueless as they pretend. I wouldn’t be surprised to find out they were the same person using an alt.

Fred

February 15th, 2012
7:31 pm

AmVet – Just say no to the Rip Van Winkle Party, aka the GOP.

February 15th, 2012
7:03 pm

And I even made it all the way through that Boomer Sooner thing. (yuck)
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

You are a better man than i am lol and I’m a “fan.” Love the team but the Sooners and UGA (my other favorite team) have the same coach. He’ll win a majority of the games, but not a Nat’l Championship. That my change now that Bob has his brother back doing the d……….

kayaker 71

February 15th, 2012
7:32 pm

Sooth,

So, do you believe that Iranian nuclear tactical weapons are inevitable? I’ll ignore all of the rest of that liberal bull sh*t that you posted. Israel certainly doesn’t, despite what Bozo says and does with Bebe. This whole thing will ramp up considerably during the summer. Israel’s fate is at stake. WWIII? I really doubt it. Just takes someone with balls to make it happen.

Joseph

February 15th, 2012
7:33 pm

It’s laughable Jay is worried more about Romney when gas prices are skyrockting and Iran just produced their first nuclear fuel rods…… All thanks to our wonderful President…. By the way Jay. You sound alot like Adam….

What

February 15th, 2012
7:33 pm

It seems that Mitt has no soul, he seems phony.

Joseph

February 15th, 2012
7:34 pm

Wonder what the Media Matters memo is going to instruct Jay to blog about tommorrow?????

Joseph

February 15th, 2012
7:35 pm

Its about time for an anti Palin rant….

kayaker 71

February 15th, 2012
7:35 pm

Joseph 7:34,

Check his phone records. I think that Valerie Jarrett might have called.

Joseph

February 15th, 2012
7:36 pm

Probably but it was certainly after a GO TO Meeting with Media Matters slim…..

Joseph

February 15th, 2012
7:38 pm

My money is on Obama loving Catholics and being a man of GOD… Looks as though thats gonna be Media Matters narrative for tommorrow…

Soothsayer

February 15th, 2012
7:39 pm

I want to let all of you, my fellow bloggers, in on a little secret.

Our government, with the help of the Federal Reserve Bank, “prints” $3,700,000,000.00 every single day — out of “thin air.”

That’s $2,590,000,000,000.00 every week. That’s $11,100,000,000.00 every month. Think about all of those “little pieces of paper with green ink on them.”

The only thing that keeps oil exporting nations using the “dollar” as the reserve currency (the currency in which oil is traded) is the threat of our military.

When the dollar is no longer the reserve currency (and this is only a matter of time), the dollar will literally be worthless overnight.

My naive, gullible, ignorant sheeple bloggers. You have no idea what is coming!

Kamchak

February 15th, 2012
7:43 pm

“Media Matters is Joseph’s Frank’s Hot Sauce. He puts that sh*t on everything.”
– Thomas Jefferson

md

February 15th, 2012
7:43 pm

“And, just what would that accomplish? Start World War III?”

An unpleasant truth……big wars have a tendency to boost economies…..a population decrease coupled with a manufacturing increase……

Not saying our misfits would do it on purpose, but for the conspiracy minded……..

USMC

February 15th, 2012
7:46 pm

BREAKING NEWS…

Hillary Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/09/us-obama-clinton-worldbank-idUSTRE7586P720110609

Looks like Hillary is jumping ship already. Smart gal! :-)

Keep Up the Good Fight!

February 15th, 2012
7:46 pm

ooohhhh did Fox have a rant against MM today? Is Joseph permitted to discuss MM is its not in the daily Faux points?

Soothsayer

February 15th, 2012
7:46 pm

My apologies: the $2,590,000,000,000.00 should be $2,590,000,000.00.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

February 15th, 2012
7:48 pm

When the dollar is no longer the reserve currency (and this is only a matter of time), the dollar will literally be worthless overnight.

And that’s why I want you all to beat the rush. Send those greenbacks to me now, before you’re in a line 300 million long and filled with people with worthless greenbacks. I’ll take care of this junk for you. You can package them up and mail them to me c/o Simpsons Trailer Park, Cumming, GA.

Soothsayer

February 15th, 2012
7:50 pm

Redneck: you want I should shrink wrap them for you?

Jm

February 15th, 2012
7:50 pm

getalife

February 15th, 2012
7:52 pm

“Looks like Hillary is jumping ship already. Smart gal!”

She said she would serve one term.

Time to get paid.

AmVet - Just say no to the Rip Van Winkle Party, aka the GOP.

February 15th, 2012
7:53 pm

I did find this piece of information about the EIB piece of ___ illuminating..

Media Matters’ reported radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh in 2007 saying that Iraq war veterans opposed to the war as “the phony soldiers.” Limbaugh later said that he was speaking of only one soldier, Jesse MacBeth, who had falsely claimed to have been decorated for valor but, in fact, never saw combat. Limbaugh also said he was the victim of a “smear” by Media Matters, which had taken out of context and selectively edited his comments. After Limbaugh published what he said was the entire transcript of phony soldiers discussion, Media Matters noted that over a minute and 30 seconds was omitted without “notation or ellipsis to indicate that there is, in fact, a break in the transcript.” Limbaugh told the National Review that the gap between referring to “phony soldiers” and MacBeth was a delay due to his staff printing out an ABC news story which reported on what it also called “phony soldiers”, and that his transcript and audio edits were “for space and relevance reasons, not to hide anything.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

February 15th, 2012
7:54 pm

Redneck: you want I should shrink wrap them for you?

No. I hate shrink wrap. And I hope the guy that invented it is toasting right now, with some devils stabbing him with pitchforks ever once in a while. Ever try to get the shrink wrap off of a roll of Skoal? Matter of fact, just put them in a empty box and mail the things. I’ll deal with sorting everything.

the perfect moocher

February 15th, 2012
7:59 pm

As long as the Democrat party will keep taxing the rich so I don’t have to work hard I will continue to vote for them. Republicans are protecting money that I want! I love it knowing I have more expendible income than a family of four who earns $60,000 because the Democrats give me food stamps, housing assistance, and free healthcare. I don’t have to work hard at all. Thank you Democrats for making my life easy! Keep taxing those rich people! I’ll keep reaping the rewards!

0311/1811

February 15th, 2012
7:59 pm

“But this is a helluva pickle for the GOP”

Nothing new here ………….. the COP/Conservatives always have to fight the
sour pickle of (with few exceptions) a biased mainstream media.

It’s something we are used to.

Mick

February 15th, 2012
8:01 pm

Redneck

Ever hear this country proverb?

“the old he-coon walks just before the light” ?

Kamchak

February 15th, 2012
8:03 pm

Looks like Hillary is jumping ship already. Smart gal!

So, what was reported last March is true.

Good thing you renewed your yearly single issue subscription to Behind The Times, huh?

stands for decibels

February 15th, 2012
8:05 pm

For some reason the people who take great offense at anything that may remotely offend any minority seem to think its fine and dandy to insult poor southern whites.

Feel free to provide specific examples. Thanks.

F. Sinkwich

February 15th, 2012
8:05 pm

AmVet loves Media Matters. So much so he does the old Granny C&P from a BS story from a decade ago.

USMC

February 15th, 2012
8:07 pm

“She said she would serve one term. Time to get paid.”–getalife

And the SHEEPLE on the Left, is that redundant, will believe anything Hillary or Barak Obama say.
But then again, Democrats are not the brightest bunch and are not known to be critical thinkers.
They NEED the Guvmint to tell them what to do.
They get bused into the voting polls, fed a hot meal, and punch the BIG “D” like good little morons.
:-)

F. Sinkwich

February 15th, 2012
8:07 pm

“Feel free to provide specific examples. Thanks.”

Sure. Anything posted by R C.

You’re welcome.

stands for decibels

February 15th, 2012
8:07 pm

Media Matters’ reported radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh in 2007 saying that Iraq war veterans opposed to the war as “the phony soldiers.” Limbaugh later

…lied a lot and squealed like the stuck pig he is. Yep, I remember it well.

AmVet - Just say no to the Rip Van Winkle Party, aka the GOP.

February 15th, 2012
8:09 pm

Brother Mick, I thought of you when I read this:

And let’s not forget the Coast Guard…

The brave men and women of the United States Coast Guard risk their lives every day to protect our nation and save thousands of lives every year.

Salute.

http://tinyurl.com/yve3r

Time for some tunes…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7CvuadC8_c

stands for decibels

February 15th, 2012
8:10 pm

Hmm. Redneck Convert, FS?

When has this cartoon character taken — what was the TD characterization? — “great offense at anything that may remotely offend any minority”?

Keep Up the Good Fight!

February 15th, 2012
8:12 pm

Behind The Times

Kam, so many of the conned were confused with Behind while doing Time

0311/1811

February 15th, 2012
8:16 pm

barking frog

February 15th, 2012
8:18 pm

O311, Go ahead.

AmVet - Just say no to the Rip Van Winkle Party, aka the GOP.

February 15th, 2012
8:19 pm

Debunk it then, Frankie. Should be easy for a erudite person as yourself.

LOL.

They like to pull these soldiers that come up out of the blue and talk to the media.” Limbaugh interjected, “The phony soldiers.”

The man is a coward with a bully pulpit who spat on combat veterans.

And you love it.

Support the troops.

Soothsayer

February 15th, 2012
8:20 pm

perfect moocher: we’ve already taken apart that claim here before. Totally bogus!

Soothsayer

February 15th, 2012
8:21 pm

Ahhhh! Grilled Monterrey Jack sandwich and clam chowder! Does it get any better than this?

Meanwhile...

February 15th, 2012
8:21 pm

profiles of Democratic voters —

•Eighty percent of all long-term poverty occurs in single-parent homes
•Over 70 percent of poor families are headed by a single parent
•Children in single-parent families are approximately five times more likely to be poor than their peers from married-parent homes.
•Today, more than 40 percent of U.S. babies are born to single mothers

Mick

February 15th, 2012
8:23 pm

amvet

Thanks…had some interesting adventures but mostly routine patrols, lots of painting and great food at snake creek, islamorada…

Kamchak

February 15th, 2012
8:23 pm

F. Sinkwich

February 15th, 2012
8:23 pm

sfd loves bigots.

Who knew?

How about someone with a handle of “Brucie” making gay (queer!) commentary? Or Mohamad the Terrorist? B-the-jay Homeboy? LaKwaunza the Ho?

Banned for life.

R C? No prob.

Soothsayer

February 15th, 2012
8:26 pm

“profiles of Democratic voters —

•Eighty percent of all long-term poverty occurs in single-parent homes
•Over 70 percent of poor families are headed by a single parent
•Children in single-parent families are approximately five times more likely to be poor than their peers from married-parent homes.
•Today, more than 40 percent of U.S. babies are born to single mothers”

Republican answer: do away with contraception.

F. Sinkwich

February 15th, 2012
8:26 pm

“The man is a coward with a bully pulpit who spat on combat veterans.”

Lie.

Grow up, Audie.

Recon 0311 2533

February 15th, 2012
8:30 pm

Jay, really has his lib followers all worked up and truly believing they’ll win it all in November. The group think strategy works on a small percentage of the masses as the far-left knows very well, they just haven’t been able to expand it to the free thinking American majority. Can I get an Amen from my fellow conservative posters on this leftist blog.

Soothsayer

February 15th, 2012
8:30 pm

Jm

February 15th, 2012
8:30 pm

I’m glad O hired Hillary

Conrad Dobler

February 15th, 2012
8:32 pm

recon,

I think your a douche-bag, but I’ll give you a namaste. Enjoy.

AmVet - Just say no to the Rip Van Winkle Party, aka the GOP.

February 15th, 2012
8:32 pm

Mick, it’s always about the assignments and luck of the draw. I too was lucky. Twice, for a combined 3 months, I caught a break, but otherwise I worked my arse off for Uncle Sam.

Frank, nothing in your oracle’s defense?

Maybe he was with his pal Billy O in that firefight, huh?

You chickenhawks are a real trip…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haZPPBJC8Ic

Jm

February 15th, 2012
8:33 pm

Recon

Anything can happen

But mitt has a very good chance of winning and getting our economy back on the rails

Mick

February 15th, 2012
8:33 pm

recon

With mitt and santorum on your bench, I’d say things are looking pretty good…

Soothsayer

February 15th, 2012
8:34 pm

josef

February 15th, 2012
8:34 pm

SFD

Insult (poor, rural) Southern whites? When I finish the study of just this blog, I’ll be more than happy to share with you the findings…

Bob Farquhar

February 15th, 2012
8:35 pm

Why do I hear conservative talk show hosts like Laura Ingraham say Mitt isn’t “conservative” enough? I’m not sure what that means, but do we need to revive Reagan from the grave?

0311/1811

February 15th, 2012
8:36 pm

barking frog:

Standby for a fire mission over ……………….

Recon 0311 2533

February 15th, 2012
8:37 pm

Conrad Dobler, thank you for your reply. Damn you have a funny name but I guess that explains your stupid post.

USMC

February 15th, 2012
8:37 pm

Typical Democratic voter… she actually believes that Obama will pay for her gas and Mortgage :-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg98BvqUvCc

Conrad Dobler

February 15th, 2012
8:38 pm

Looks like scout’s gonna fart.

F. Sinkwich

February 15th, 2012
8:38 pm

AmVet pulls out the chicken hawk card with a YouTube link!

Awesome.

You forgot the chairborne thing…

Recon, amen.

JohnnyReb

February 15th, 2012
8:38 pm

Study…Study…Can I be in the study teacher?

Keep Up the Good Fight!

February 15th, 2012
8:39 pm

Kam, certainly Jay’s views are out of the mainstream….. I don’t think Jay fully supports a moon base by the end of Newt’s 2d term.

Conrad Dobler

February 15th, 2012
8:39 pm

USMC,

Your so damn dumb.

Soothsayer

February 15th, 2012
8:40 pm

Recon 0311 2533

February 15th, 2012
8:40 pm

F. Sinkwich, thank you.

USMC

February 15th, 2012
8:40 pm

Sallie

February 15th, 2012
8:42 pm

The cons war on women will backfire.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

February 15th, 2012
8:42 pm

Looks like F Troop is having flashback………

USMC

February 15th, 2012
8:42 pm

“USMC, Your so damn dumb.”–Conrad Dobler

LOL! I think I struck a nerve!
Was your mug shot in the line up with the rest of the OBAMA supporters? :-)

josef

February 15th, 2012
8:43 pm

JohnnyReb

Oh, believe me, YOU are… :-)

Mick

February 15th, 2012
8:44 pm

All you cons need to lighten up, here’s some tonic-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLDvv7S5qMA

josef

February 15th, 2012
8:44 pm

USMC

“Your so damn dumb.”

Who’s your damn dumb? Anybody I know… ? :-)

USMC

February 15th, 2012
8:44 pm

“The cons war on women will backfire.”–Sallie Mae

Need I say more?? Thanks Sallie!
(the lack of intelligence from the Democrats is simply astonishing!) :-)

Recon 0311 2533

February 15th, 2012
8:45 pm

Me thinks Conrad Dobler is hiding behind a name change. Can anyone take a guess who conrad is really hiding behind. Look for similarities in his/her word usage.

Stevie Ray

February 15th, 2012
8:45 pm

Wow, here’s what I find most saddening about our political leadership situation. To get anything done, we likely need a moderate…..no way BO is as leftist as his money and no way his GOP competitors are as right as their money. The money is on the fringes of both sides….groups like unions (wanting to remain relevant), green wingnuts on the left and the religious right (wanting to remain relevant) and the TEA folks….Unfortunately, that’s where the BIG money is….so here we are all polarized…more by the day. A moderate who can get elected without being betrothen to big money (and paybacks thereof) is what we need to lead our divided for no reason selfs…too bad we will need a couple constitutional amendments to make this happen…Damn shame….Lawrence Lessig is so spot on…

moonbat betty

February 15th, 2012
8:45 pm

Right, “insurmountable” I like that adjective.

Obama should plan to donate his billion dollar war chest to charity.

Ain’t gonna happen.

barking frog

February 15th, 2012
8:46 pm

0311, roger the radio check. don’t do fire missions, only communications
analysis. over.

Sallie

February 15th, 2012
8:46 pm

The con handbook: page1) hate blacks, hispanics, gays, and women. page 2) repeat page 1.

Soothsayer

February 15th, 2012
8:46 pm

Recon 0311 2533

February 15th, 2012
8:47 pm

Looks like P troop is having those days.

USMC

February 15th, 2012
8:47 pm

“Looks like F Troop is having flashback………:–Keep

I guess Keep up the fight really DOESN’T support the troops. It’s all a show.
We think your mockery is funny though! Thanks!

josef

February 15th, 2012
8:47 pm

USMC

Before I forget, a certain elegant and class-act blonde says to tell you “why, thank you. That made my day.”

Quinn the eskimo

February 15th, 2012
8:48 pm

methinks recon is wearing heels and lip gloss.

Kamchak

February 15th, 2012
8:49 pm

Me thinks Conrad Dobler is hiding behind a name change.

You mean that the man labeled “the dirtiest man in football” isn’t posting here?

Wow Del comma, can’t get anything by you. :roll:

DuplexJoe

February 15th, 2012
8:49 pm

Bottom line…Romney’s the best leader to run for the presidency in years. Too bad it looks like he won’t win. He studied it, then coached it, proved it in business, volunteer work, and politics. We’re to the point now that we are going to vote for the person who hasn’t let their dog outside. It used to be where I grew up we would let our dogs ride around all day in the back of the pickup.

moonbat betty

February 15th, 2012
8:50 pm

Sorry to ruin Soothsayer’s and sfd’s black panther party:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1hHW6rEJO0

USMC

February 15th, 2012
8:50 pm

“The con handbook: page1) hate blacks, hispanics, gays, and women. page 2) repeat page 1.”

That’s it Sallie, toting the Party Line, good girl.
Now go get your box of Church’s fried chicken and get in line to vote!
Don’t forget, “D” for Democrat. LOL! :-)

moonbat betty

February 15th, 2012
8:51 pm

Yep, conrad dobler is
Kamchak.

AmVet - Just say no to the Rip Van Winkle Party, aka the GOP.

February 15th, 2012
8:51 pm

Frankie, it’s not about me.

It’s about those Iraq veterans opposed to the war.

And your swiftboating leaders who make malicious, false, and defamatory statements about men like them.

And finally it’s all about you, because you say it is a lie, simply because you are afraid of the truth.

But you cowards do serve a purpose.

Soothsayer

February 15th, 2012
8:52 pm

josef

February 15th, 2012
8:52 pm

Quinn

“methinks recon is wearing heels and lip gloss.”

Why would you say that?

barking frog

February 15th, 2012
8:52 pm

DuplexJoe, Romney is not out by a long shot, The Prez is up
now as is Santorum but Super Tuesday will stabilize the GOP.

Joseph

February 15th, 2012
8:52 pm

Recon 0311 2533:

Amen!!!

And may I add that I have yet to reap any benefit whatsover from an Obama Presidency… If any lib would tell me something he has done for me that deserves my vote I’d be willing to listen….

USMC

February 15th, 2012
8:53 pm

“Before I forget, a certain elegant and class-act blonde says to tell you “why, thank you. That made my day.”–Josef

That is hilarious, Josef.
This social networking thing really works!
May be I will bump into her before my girlfriend and I get back together! LOL!

Recon 0311 2533

February 15th, 2012
8:53 pm

Kamchak,

Steps forward as conrad evidently for his weak sisters but that’s like a dime holding up paper dollars.

F. Sinkwich

February 15th, 2012
8:53 pm

The lib ilk handbook: page 1) keep recruiting idiots like Sallie 2) promise idiots like Sally free everything 3) count on idiots like Sally to post idiotically on lib ilk blogs

F. Sinkwich

February 15th, 2012
8:54 pm

lib ilk handbook: page 1) keep recruiting idiots like Sallie 2) promise idiots like Sally free everything 3) count on idiots like Sally to post idiotically on lib ilk blogs

Soothsayer

February 15th, 2012
8:55 pm

“Romney’s the best leader to run for the presidency FOR years.

Fixed your typo!

Quinn the eskimo

February 15th, 2012
8:55 pm

sinkwich molests collies.

josef

February 15th, 2012
8:56 pm

USMC

Well, you’re a goy boy…gotta get past that…

I Love Obama.....

February 15th, 2012
8:57 pm

He give free healthcare and killed usama. he give out tax cut. he create job. he let gay folk marry.

barking frog

February 15th, 2012
8:57 pm

Quinn,8:55, that’s a lot of doggie doo….

AmVet - Just say no to the Rip Van Winkle Party, aka the GOP.

February 15th, 2012
8:57 pm

Kam, certainly Jay’s views are out of the mainstream….. I don’t think Jay fully supports a moon base by the end of Newt’s 2d term.

Keep, and the craziest thing of all is that that the lunatic fringe considers that fraud and clown as a presidential candidate.

I guess if you live long enough, you’ll see everything…

Quinn the eskimo

February 15th, 2012
8:58 pm

looks like usmc and josef are crushing.

Joseph

February 15th, 2012
8:59 pm

I Love Obama….. :

Are you a twelve year old???? If your an adult your either a product of a dissfuntional school system or completly insane…

0311/1811

February 15th, 2012
8:59 pm

AmVet - Just say no to the Rip Van Winkle Party, aka the GOP.

February 15th, 2012
9:00 pm

…dissfuntional school system…

Priceless.

At least he didn’t misspell insane…

josef

February 15th, 2012
9:01 pm

Quinn not the Inuit…

Dingbat, don’t you know a yenta when you see one? :-)

Joseph

February 15th, 2012
9:01 pm

AmVet – Just say no to the Rip Van Winkle Party, aka the GOP.:

But its ok to start a politcal career in the living room of an unrependant terrorist and good to a hate filled church….. Considering Romney to be fraud when you support the biggest fraudster of all makes your opinion all the more irrelevant….

Kamchak

February 15th, 2012
9:02 pm

Yep, conrad dobler is
Kamchak.

Steps forward as conrad evidently for his weak sisters but that’s like a dime holding up paper dollars.

betty, Del comma

Nope, not me, but keep on thinking that, I don’t mind.

BTW, Del comma, the reason that your name had changed is because you messed up in the Name (required) field after doing the sock-puppet thingie.

Just sayin’.

USMC

February 15th, 2012
9:04 pm

“Well, you’re a goy boy…gotta get past that…”–Josef

What’s wrong with that? I think Jewish woman are HOT! :-)

“looks like usmc and josef are crushing.”–Quinn

Hey Quin, your epidermis is showing! :-)

Joseph

February 15th, 2012
9:05 pm

Rezco, Blanco, Titcomb, Ayers…. The list goes on of criminals in Obama’s life….

Soothsayer

February 15th, 2012
9:05 pm

Quinn the eskimo

February 15th, 2012
9:06 pm

I am your blog momma. Your all worthless and weak. Enjoy feasting on each other’s blather. I’ve got dishes to do. I’ll check back in awhile to insult all of you numnutz- unless Jay bans me. If that’s the case, suck it foolz…..

F. Sinkwich

February 15th, 2012
9:06 pm

ILO, watch out, only R C can get away with stuff like that on this blog.

You gonna be banned, Dude.

josef

February 15th, 2012
9:07 pm

USMC

Nothing wrong with your thinking, but, well, she’s picky about those things! :-)

USMC

February 15th, 2012
9:07 pm

“Rezco, Blanco, Titcomb, Ayers…. The list goes on of criminals in Obama’s life….”–Joseph

… Geithner…

AmVet - Just say no to the Rip Van Winkle Party, aka the GOP.

February 15th, 2012
9:08 pm

But its ok to start a politcal career in the living room of an unrependant terrorist and good to a hate filled church…

If you say so.

…unrependant…?

Your spelling is beyond atrocious. I’m not sure that you could pass a ninth grade test.

So why would your critical thinking skills be any better?

moonbat betty

February 15th, 2012
9:08 pm

Kam, yeaaaaah, right.

Keep analyzing it.

And Bush staged 9/11 to keep Kerry from winning in ‘04.

Got it.

Jm

February 15th, 2012
9:08 pm

Ted talks rock

Soothsayer

February 15th, 2012
9:10 pm

“I’m not sure that you could pass a ninth grade test.”

He just completed that thar third grade and done dropped out!

Recon 0311 2533

February 15th, 2012
9:12 pm

Well now we have an unemployed (wood professional) just to adhere to political correctness up in the N.C. mountains who hallucinates that he speaks for Thomas Jefferson from the grave. Pretty potent white lightning or a brain long ago fried on whatever.

Jerk detector

February 15th, 2012
9:12 pm

Quin! Ding ding ding ding ding.

moonbat betty

February 15th, 2012
9:15 pm

I can’t believe how unhinged our left of center friends have been.

Just wait until obama has to come out from hiding under his hobbit hole. :)

RAMZAD

February 15th, 2012
9:15 pm

Romney is pure polyester. Not a bone in the man that has not been gone over by image whores!

Jm

February 15th, 2012
9:15 pm

Scout recon other military

There are a lot of good reasons to watch this

http://www.ted.com/talks/peter_van_uhm_why_i_chose_a_gun.html

josef

February 15th, 2012
9:16 pm

moonbat

“And Bush staged 9/11 to keep Kerry from winning in ‘04.”

Him in cahoots with the International Zionist Bankers…if you don’t believe it, just ask a certain poster here… :-)

Thulsa Doom

February 15th, 2012
9:16 pm

Recon,

I’m guessing white lightning did it. The acid was for the hip crowd back in the 60s. I don’t see the brain fry coming from hanging out with the hip crowd.

Bosch

February 15th, 2012
9:16 pm

This is all funny that it is an issue now considering that Romney’s job has been running for POTUS for the past four years. Seriously GOP, y’all need to call it a night, you have no chance of beating Obama.

Steve

February 15th, 2012
9:17 pm

Hey Jay…still voting for Mitt Romney in November!!!

Orange12

February 15th, 2012
9:17 pm

All you libs will be walking to the voting precinct because you aren’t going to be able to afford driving your car!

Soothsayer

February 15th, 2012
9:17 pm

VOTE REPUBLICAN 2012!
WE PROMISE WE WON’T FOCK EVERYTHING UP AGAIN!

Good night! Keep running on your record.

Bosch

February 15th, 2012
9:18 pm

The GOP actually looks like the Democrats did a few years back – absolutely no cohesion whatsoever, and there are so many factions within it with so many different ideals — it’s dark days for the party indeed. They need Eisenhower.

josef

February 15th, 2012
9:18 pm

BOSCH

Howdy-do, and how’s bidness?

josef

February 15th, 2012
9:20 pm

BOSCH

“The GOP actually looks like the Democrats did a few years back – absolutely no cohesion whatsoever”

That’s been my take on it…

Kamchak

February 15th, 2012
9:20 pm

betty

Nope not me.

Jay doesn’t allow an individual to talk to himself through sock-puppets.

Watch this — hey Conrad Dobler — good job pwning these silly individuals.

Bosch

February 15th, 2012
9:21 pm

Howdy josef! Things are well on both fronts! Ups and downs, but so goes life — you save from the ups to make up for the downs.

AmVet - Don't be the product of a dissfunctional school system!

February 15th, 2012
9:21 pm

josef, speaking of conspiracies, can you see the second gunman? (I can.)

http://tinyurl.com/6nammav

moonbat betty

February 15th, 2012
9:21 pm

Bosch.

“no chance of beating Obama.”

I know you didn’t say “never”. But that’s close enough.

Obama can hide forever.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

February 15th, 2012
9:22 pm

Ohhhh nooooes…. F Troop is all riled up…. Pretty soon they’ll be calling someone a candy arse. :lol:

Mick

February 15th, 2012
9:22 pm

bosch!

Where have you been oh missing one?

Bosch

February 15th, 2012
9:23 pm

betty,

True enough, but not with these merry band of loons. I mean, just a quick browse through the comments, I’m still seeing how Obama started his political career with a terrorist, racist church, blah, blah, I mean, really? :lol:

moonbat betty

February 15th, 2012
9:23 pm

ha ha, funny…

that should have been Obama CAN’T hide forever, but CAN probably works too! :)

You know with the likes of the ajc and the MSM. lol

Bosch

February 15th, 2012
9:23 pm

Mick,

Working my ass off, I literally have no ass.

Conrad Dobler

February 15th, 2012
9:23 pm

Gracias clamtrap.

AmVet - Don't be the product of a dissfunctional school system!

February 15th, 2012
9:24 pm

12, mine is at my grown son’s elementary school. A twenty minute walk from my house. I’ve been going there so long, I know all of the volunteers…

They need Eisenhower.

And Lincoln!

Hiya, Bosch.

Mick

February 15th, 2012
9:25 pm

bosch

Why paul and I were just discussing your whereabouts this morn. Good luck in your endeavers, you’re a winner…

Conrad Dobler

February 15th, 2012
9:26 pm

Anywho, your all pathetic posers who need to get a life and bust a nut sans a condom once is awhile. Seacrest out + USMC-gotcha suckers.

Jm

February 15th, 2012
9:26 pm

“Working my ass off, I literally have no ass.”

That’s not all you’re missing :)

Sorry, it was right over the plate

josef

February 15th, 2012
9:26 pm

K’chak

“Jay doesn’t allow an individual to talk to himself through sock-puppets.”

Oh, yes, he does!

BOSCH

Glad to hear!

ZamVet….

He was flying one of those planes that crashed into the TT, wasn’t he? :-)

Newtiepewtie

February 15th, 2012
9:27 pm

Prediction: Brokered GOP Convention in Tampa; no candidate gets enough delegates. The GOP elites go into their smoke-filled back rooms and twist the arms of CIA Director David Patraeus to be the Nominee.

moonbat betty

February 15th, 2012
9:27 pm

Bosch, just make sure you don’t take in over 250K or you’ll become one of those evil 1%ers.

Don’t work too hard, buddy.

Mick

February 15th, 2012
9:27 pm

bosch

As you can see, we are surrounded by the midnight conboys…

Kamchak

February 15th, 2012
9:30 pm

Oh, yes, he does!

I can only think of one exception.

Anyone else, it’s a one day suspension.

At least.

Marine

February 15th, 2012
9:30 pm

JFK, Newt and Herman walk into a house of ho’s….

moonbat betty

February 15th, 2012
9:31 pm

Jm

February 15th, 2012
9:31 pm

Recon 0311 2533

February 15th, 2012
9:32 pm

Doomy,

He pretends to be hip from a safe distance that is but T.J. gives him away. Don’t you just love the fathers of our country. They can draw out phonies even from the grave. We’re indeed a great nation.

moonbat betty

February 15th, 2012
9:32 pm

When is Kamchak going to red card himself?

Nothing worse than a blog nanny (teacher’s pet).

Geez.

AmVet - Don't be the product of a dissfunctional school system!

February 15th, 2012
9:34 pm

Midnight conboys and jo’s 9:26…

This place is good for a laugh. Occasionally!

betty, niiice choice. As usual…

Jm

February 15th, 2012
9:35 pm

Moonbat

Kam will need pumice to clean his nose

Recon

See this?

http://www.ted.com/talks/peter_van_uhm_why_i_chose_a_gun.html

Mick

February 15th, 2012
9:36 pm

moonbat

Thanks, you can never go wrong with some floyd! Make sure you catch roger waters this go round, it’s easily the most tech-ed out show you’ll ever witness…

Kamchak

February 15th, 2012
9:36 pm

When is Kamchak going to red card himself?

Jay’s the only one that can yellow/red card.

Don’t you know anything?

Recon 0311 2533

February 15th, 2012
9:37 pm

Jm,

Yes, thanks for sharing.

moonbat betty

February 15th, 2012
9:38 pm

thx, Amvet, just trying to pay it forward.

I woke up to this the other morning.

To HillbillyD if he’s out there:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjiBLo-qKZw

moonbat betty

February 15th, 2012
9:39 pm

“Jay’s the only one that can yellow/red card.”

Kam , I’m sure a little parrot sitting on his shoulder 24/7 can point him in the right direction.

Recon 0311 2533

February 15th, 2012
9:40 pm

Damn we have maybe 3 or four name changers on here this evening. They should all post under one generic handle…Balls- Less.

Jm

February 15th, 2012
9:42 pm

I think I’ve decided the network of computers is our society’s ” brain”

More so than widely considered

Without them we would be in deep doo doo

God

February 15th, 2012
9:42 pm

Herber Hoover promised a chicken in every pot, Santorum promises a fetus in every jar, I promise enternal salvation. Vote wisely!

moonbat betty

February 15th, 2012
9:43 pm

Mick, thxs, I am going to try to swing the Roger Waters. It’s a must see!

Thulsa Doom

February 15th, 2012
9:43 pm

Recon, moonbat, Jm,

I’ve been doing some work the last several hours. What did the poo do besides the usual nonsensical TJ quotes? Don’t be too harsh on him. He is after all a member of my personal court of jesters and Doomy do like his jesters.

Josef

February 15th, 2012
9:43 pm

K’chak

There’s only one that I know of, too…

Jm

February 15th, 2012
9:43 pm

Recon

Jay doesn’t call out the lib name-shifters

Standard guerrilla tactic…. :)

ragnar danneskjold

February 15th, 2012
9:44 pm

Dear Fred @ 4:54, just saw your strange vague allegation referring obliquely to an inquiry on some unspecified other blog issue. I don’t mind answering anything, but I have to see the question.

God

February 15th, 2012
9:44 pm

recon,

uses nair on his nads.

Kamchak

February 15th, 2012
9:45 pm

Kam , I’m sure a little parrot sitting on his shoulder 24/7 can point him in the right direction.

Talk about your conspiracy theories!

Too effin’ funny!

Glass house, meet stone.

Thulsa Doom

February 15th, 2012
9:45 pm

He do like his tick…tick…tick… before he fires off an email to the blog sheriff to complain about someone hurtin his feelings he do.

Slim Whitman

February 15th, 2012
9:46 pm

Recon- you couldn’t fight your way out of a paper bag.

Jm

February 15th, 2012
9:46 pm

Doom

The usual gibberish

Ulysses S. Trampstamp

February 15th, 2012
9:48 pm

jm,

next time something shifts in your pants will be the first time.

Recon 0311 2533

February 15th, 2012
9:49 pm

Doomy, It is indeed entertaining. I’m afraid that its time for my recreation to give way to other callings this evening. y’all enjoy the evening.

Fatman Slim

February 15th, 2012
9:50 pm

You couldn’t write a poem to save your life

Ulysses S. Trampstamp

February 15th, 2012
9:51 pm

recon,

enjoy flogging the dolphin.

Mick

February 15th, 2012
9:52 pm

Well, someone is hitting below the belt here and it’s garbage…

Kamchak

February 15th, 2012
9:54 pm

The name changer is pwning everyone here tonight.

Yeah, it’s entertaining.

moonbat betty

February 15th, 2012
9:55 pm

Doomy, look out, there’s a wild moonbat flying around in here tonight, and it might me Kammy.

moonbat betty

February 15th, 2012
9:57 pm

Well, can’t Kammy throw a red card?

Wazz up?

AmVet - Don't be the product of a dissfunctional school system!

February 15th, 2012
9:57 pm

HD and I would go off on long ARS runs.

Wish I had been here for this one…

On September 4, 1977 ARS played their biggest show yet, the Dog Day Rockfest at Atlanta’s Grant Field on the campus of Georgia Tech. Heart and Foreigner were the opening acts and Bob Seger co-headlined.

Or there for this one.

On June 24, 1978 the band appeared before a crowd of 60,000 in England at the Midsummer Night’s Dream show at the Knebworth Festival along with Genesis, Jefferson Starship, Brand X, Devo, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Roy Harper.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2QCwye9eBo

Kamchak

February 15th, 2012
10:02 pm

Well, can’t Kammy throw a red card?

Wazz up?

.

Only

.

the

.

referee,

.

in

.

this

.

case

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Jay,

.

can

.

show

.

a

.

red

.

or

.

yellow

.

card

.

Geez….

Midori

February 15th, 2012
10:03 pm

Oops, upside your head
I said oops upside your head — Thomas Jefferson

Keep Up the Good Fight!

February 15th, 2012
10:03 pm

<a href="http://www.funnyjunk.com/funny_gifs/3311727/Wear+a+seal+hat+they+said".I think someone called for the seal team!

Mick

February 15th, 2012
10:04 pm

jamvet

I went to the $1.98 concert at the hollywood sportatorium in 1974, a promotion by wgtr 98.7 on the dial. The lineup? Kiss, ac/dc, white witch, and the unbelievable charlie daniels – incredible!! Kiss and ac/dc were not national acts at that time. I hated kiss and was booing mightily, the crowd was throwing cups, anything they could get their hands on at them. Ace frehley redeemed the band by shooting bottle rockets off his guitar strings – hilarious…still hate em to this day. charlie brought down the house…

bman

February 15th, 2012
10:04 pm

I’m pretty sure Mister Bookman has appointed only me as the substitute teacher

Keep Up the Good Fight!

February 15th, 2012
10:04 pm

Midori

February 15th, 2012
10:05 pm

bman

February 15th, 2012
10:06 pm

oh .. .. Hi Midori. Are you only saying “hi” because I prefer Obama over Santorum?

Recon 0311 2533

February 15th, 2012
10:07 pm

“BTW, Del comma, the reason that your name had changed is because you messed up in the Name (required) field after doing the sock-puppet thingie.

Just sayin’.

Well now that tells me something. Jay lets you get away with this. That is pathetic.

Midori

February 15th, 2012
10:08 pm

No I’m saying “hi” because I meant to the other day and got sidetracked.

Recon 0311 2533

February 15th, 2012
10:09 pm

Somebody needs to get put back in the padded cell.

moonbat betty

February 15th, 2012
10:09 pm

Kam,

Report this comment.

the sissification of america…

bman

February 15th, 2012
10:09 pm

moonbat betty

February 15th, 2012
10:13 pm

I like you, bman.

You are a straight shooter.

Dan Dierdorf

February 15th, 2012
10:15 pm

Conrad Dobler speaks truth to power. The rest of you runts are peanuts soaking in day old cow pung chicken.

Kamchak

February 15th, 2012
10:15 pm

Well now that tells me something.

It’s the same thing that happened next door at CT’s when you signed back in as “Del,” after doing the sock-puppet thingie there.

Why else do you think I’ve been referring to you as Del comma?

Did you walk into battle with an arrow sticking in your back?

Oscar

February 15th, 2012
10:16 pm

Look me up at my Gettysbery address.
Abe Lincoln

Midori

February 15th, 2012
10:16 pm

Kammy -

you are too funny :lol:

Thulsa Doom

February 15th, 2012
10:17 pm

“And a child shall lead the kooks”- Thomas Jefferson

Kamchak

February 15th, 2012
10:19 pm

Hiya, Midori! :wink:

Xs and Os too!

bman

February 15th, 2012
10:19 pm

Thanks moonbat .. .. I should probably be voted most likeable by the end of the year.

George Blanda

February 15th, 2012
10:20 pm

Dierdorf,

I never liked you, but i respect the ’stache.

Mick

February 15th, 2012
10:20 pm

Sandman time…out…night all…

AmVet -

February 15th, 2012
10:21 pm

Mick, that is wild. I guess the heaviest show I went to was Nazareth and Blue Oyster Cult.

Another one but in a very different was Santana and Mahavishnu Orchestra.

Saw CDB twice.

And, like several of those kickass, suthren bands, they were damn good.

Oscar, good one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjiPr1jxVZ4

Jan Stenerud

February 15th, 2012
10:23 pm

I throw like a girl, but i kick like a mule.

Kamchak

February 15th, 2012
10:32 pm

Kinda disappointed that I haven’t heard from my favorite player, Fred “Stickum” Biletnikoff.

bman

February 15th, 2012
10:37 pm

what’s going on with occupy nuts these days? They still hanging around their troy davis park?

moonbat betty

February 15th, 2012
10:38 pm

Am- check this out.

Heart aka Lovemongers.

Who said the 90’s didn’t jam?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e14S_UrwCw8&feature=fvst

Kamchak

February 15th, 2012
10:42 pm

what’s going on with occupy nuts these days?

Really?

You still haven’t figured out the google thingie?

Just click on these blue words.

Geez…

bman

February 15th, 2012
10:45 pm

“Just click on these blue words.”

That was actually sort of neat

Thulsa Doom

February 15th, 2012
10:46 pm

bman,

OWS protesters? A few thousand of them nice folks already made their bails and are out. Otherwise they’ve pretty much run out of steam.

bman

February 15th, 2012
10:49 pm

Doom .. .. I was wondering. Haven’t heard too much about them lately

Bob Honiker

February 15th, 2012
10:54 pm

Romney lies obviously, often, and automatically, but not very skillfully.

bman

February 15th, 2012
10:58 pm

Bob .. .. there’s no one here.

moonbat betty

February 15th, 2012
11:06 pm

bman, they’re here.

They are just scared to speak up.

When is Obama going to come out from his blankey?

bman

February 15th, 2012
11:13 pm

“When is Obama going to come out from his blankey?”

Good question. If the blanket is white, Obama will throw it over the head of the republican nominee around october

moonbat betty

February 15th, 2012
11:16 pm

It will be interesting what will happen once obama has to be “exposed”

HA HA HAHAHAHAHAA.

bman

February 15th, 2012
11:19 pm

Thulsa Doom

February 15th, 2012
11:20 pm

bman and moonbat,

You gotta figure that sooner or later they would go back to being couch potatoes in mom’s basement instead of roughing it in the tents, not taking showers, etc. Then again maybe they like being stinky…

moonbat betty

February 15th, 2012
11:27 pm

ld

February 15th, 2012
11:50 pm

Mitt’s rich — and a bit too smug about it for those w/serious financial difficulties to like him.

The evangelicals have always believed he is a member of a (Morman) cult.

The “mainstream” religious conservatives don’t trust his “conversion” from pro-choice to pro life.

The economic conservatives — that 1% investor class– (as well as the employer class that loathe the minimum wage requirements) — have been listening to his stump speaches and cringe whenever he says something like working for working people or linking minimum wage to cost of living increases.

Women, including, I suspect, some Republican women, are having second thoughts w/each statement he makes to convince the “values voters” he is conservative enough for them.

Who’s left to support him?

moonbat betty

February 15th, 2012
11:57 pm

Oscar

February 16th, 2012
12:21 am

Reason no. 6:

He tied his dog on top of his car.

Pizzaman

February 16th, 2012
12:26 am

Who care’s?

Oscar

February 16th, 2012
12:31 am

Pizzaman

PETA, dog lovers and decent people everywhere. Down with dog abuse and abusers.

Thulsa Doom

February 16th, 2012
12:40 am

Oscar,

The dog was in a kennel for god’s sake Oscar. There are people who drive all over the place with labs standing in the open air in the back of their pickup trucks and no one thinks a thing about it. Or people who drive with their dogs in the front seat unsecured, looking cute with their heads hanging outside the window. If they wreck they are going through the windshield. I would much rather be secured in a kennel on top of the car then be in a car, unsecured, and face the possibility of going through the windshield. You didn’t think much about this before you ranted did you Oscar?

Oscar

February 16th, 2012
12:45 am

Thulsa Doom

1. That was not a rant.

2. I did think about it a lot.

3. Your facts are incorrect.

4. Reveals a basic flaw in his character.

ken

February 16th, 2012
1:02 am

nomaj

February 16th, 2012
4:06 am

The GOP literally can’t win this one.

If it’s Romney, I feel for the hardcore social conservative leaders who’ll have to muster up the energy to exhort their base to go out and vote for someone they don’t relate to one iota.
The social conservative base, even if they are unsophisticated, know deep down that Romney, and guys like him, got very rich by casting people like them aside, leaving them with more time to watch Fox and listen to hate radio.

If it’s Santorum – it won’t be Gingrich, for the social conservatives, I don’t think, the GOP is looking at 35%, 40% max, come election time.

So, if it’s Romney, Obama wins.
If it’s Santorum, Obama wins by a landslide.

independent thinker

February 16th, 2012
4:26 am

Hey the Repub bible thumpers found a well qualified alternative to Romney in that guy whose name is defined as homsexual scum on Google and who thinks its okay to bring a dead fetus home for his kids to meet and greet and who lied to get Pennsyvania to pay for home schooling his kids while he lived in Virginia and was known for accepting “pay for play” money while in the Senatr and who wants to legislate your sex life.. Sounds like Limbaugh/ Hannity/Coulter have a winner in this guy.

spoofproof

February 16th, 2012
4:43 am

It ain’t no pickle. It’s politics like politics always ought to be! Fight it out to the end and may the best man (or woman) win! Obama is a cream puff who doesn’t have a brain without Val Jarrett & David Axelrod & the TelePrompter backing him up. One of the bluebirds flying around in my front yard could beat Obama.

Normal

February 16th, 2012
6:36 am

Good, good morning to all y’all! I just couldn’t resist this one….

http://history.icanhascheezburger.com/2012/02/15/funny-pictures-history-thelma-go-green/

Normal

February 16th, 2012
6:51 am

As to the topic…The GOP had better hope and pray that Mitt becomes the candidate and not ol’ Rick. I don’t believe ol’ Rick will get the Progressive/Independent vote. I don’t think he will get the female vote. I don’t believe he will get the Gay vote and I don’t think he will get the minority vote. In short, I think the only votes he will get is the radical Christian vote. Result: President Obama has another four years and…most likely, a shift in power in Congress…to the Democrats.

GOP, Please select Rick Santorum…Please! I, personally, would like to see a good slap down of the arrogant “Religious Right”. Yep, would make my day, it would.

Normal

February 16th, 2012
6:58 am

Speaking of pickles…(note to viewers…I’m posting blind ’cause work doesn’t allow you tube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g266Uwp6ZnI

Ol' Timer

February 16th, 2012
7:01 am

One cannot over emphasize the “dork” factor with Romney. When he tries to tell a joke or be funny or just one of the guys, he comes across as a “dork.” And, the reason is quite simple: he’s not one of the guys, he’s a $250,000,000 Wall Street elite.

Wanting to be a regular guy, he appears in Iowa wearing Tommy Bahama jeans and a lumberjack shirt and instead of fitting in with the farmers, he looked like a freakin’ “dork.” And, again, the reason is, he’s not one of us, he’s an extremely rich northeastern elite.

You can scrutinize the charts and graphs and figures and trends, but it comes down to acceptability and he comes across as a “dork.”

In other words, he’s trying to convince us he’s one of us and feels our pain and will represent our interests and concerns and not one believes him because he’s not being legit — duh! he’s not one of us — he’s a very rich Wall Street elitist who is trying to be someone he’s not and when he does he comes across as a “dork.”

Simply put: Romney went down the tubes because he’s a “dork.”

Midori

February 16th, 2012
7:08 am

speaking of OWS, has anyone seen the video of a drunken not-so-britebart yelling at OWS protestors?

:lol:

stands for decibels

February 16th, 2012
7:13 am

J-Nix, if you’re around this AM…

Insult (poor, rural) Southern whites? When I finish the study of just this blog, I’ll be more than happy to share with you the findings…

I think you missed the point I was making. Thulsa got Sinkwich’s back by saying:

the people who take great offense at anything that may remotely offend any minority seem to think its fine and dandy to insult poor southern whites. Strange.

A specific accusation was made there. This is how Thulsa and Sinkwich defined “bigots” (note the plural form here). Remember, these kinds of “bigots” can’t simply insult poor, rural Southern whites, they’ve got to take (my emphasis) GREAT offense at ANYTHING that may REMOTELY offend ANY minority.

I just wanted to know who these people are, and I wanted examples.

Mind you, I can let people slide a bit for hyperbole’s sake (maybe forget one or two of those all-capped words above), but given that earlier in the day I’d had to read “MiltonMan” explain to me that Catholics followed orders from the pulpit like “Hitler youth”, I thought maybe I needed to re-think what constitutes a bigot on this blog.

Anyway, I woulda hung ’round yesterday evening to see how it shook out, but family matters intervened.

Ayn Rant

February 16th, 2012
7:21 am

Romney’s problem connecting with the extremist elements of the Republican Party is this: he’s a wealthy, intelligent, well-educated, well-behaved man who doesn’t do “ignorant” convincingly.

stands for decibels

February 16th, 2012
7:25 am

where are my manners? Mornin’, all.

speaking of OWS, has anyone seen the video of a drunken not-so-britebart yelling at OWS protestors?

A bit–I happened to tune in to a bit of Keef’s show last night, I guess this is the video you mean.

http://current.com/shows/countdown/videos/worst-persons-bryan-fischer-thomas-s-monson-and-andrew-breitbart

So he’s had a running battle with Andrew (aka “Matty Drudge’s F–kdoll”) Breitbart, apparently.

But mostly, last night, I was fascinated to hear a bit later in the show where K.O., well, KO’d this internet meme the cons here have been advancing,

http://current.com/shows/countdown/videos/keith-says-andrew-breitbart-is-exploiting-rape-victims-to-smear-occupy-movement

that there have been all these OWS rapes. He took the time to actually check Andie’s links supposedly documenting 17 rapes, and found that all but two were completely bogus, and of the two, one wasn’t even in this country, and that in both cases, the OWS organizers appear to have behaved responsibly–one of the locations actually disbanded the next day in a response to the incident, if I heard correctly.

I haven’t had time to verify this independently, but given that I hadn’t read anything in the mainstream press that backed up this nonsense, I’m going to assume it’s yet another in a lonnnng line of bullsh-t paranoid stories advanced by the right wing in the age of Obama.

stands for decibels

February 16th, 2012
7:29 am

Romney went down the tubes because he’s a “dork.”

For the record, I think it would be foolish to write off his primary or general election candidacy. As Jay says, “it’s a long time between now and November, and it is. A lot of things could still happen.” If nothing else, there are a tremendous amount of resources ready, willing and able to bankroll anything Mitt needs if the monied interests believe he’s got any kind of shot of beating Obama.

(But the counterbalancing factor to keep in mind is, these same interests have already thrown a lot of crap against the White House, and not much has stuck.)

Normal

February 16th, 2012
7:31 am

Ann Rant,
I agree with your 0721 and I would like to add that Mitt does not lie well. If you really watch his facial expressions, you can tell when he is saying something he really doesn’t believe. He looks like he’s sucking a lemon or something. People pick up on this…

Steve - USA (I support "None Of The Above")

February 16th, 2012
7:33 am

“speaking of OWS, has anyone seen the video of a drunken not-so-britebart yelling at OWS protestors?”

I saw it. I have never heard of the guy before that but I thought it was great. If I ever see him in person I will buy him a beer.

Granny Godzilla

February 16th, 2012
7:42 am

NORM!

6:36 How do you think we managed to reduce our fossil fuel dependency 50%……Hormones!!

Steve –

Never heard of Andy? Really? Wow.
Limited access to media or what?

USinUK

February 16th, 2012
7:53 am

Steve – I take it you’ve never heard about the ACORN scandal that wasn’t??? that was Andrew Breitbart (and his minions)

stands for decibels

February 16th, 2012
7:54 am

If I ever see him in person I will buy him a beer.

So all I got to do to get a free beer from our “Steve” is scream incoherent lies in front of a camera?

Dang. Wish I still drank the stuff. How about, say, an appetizer? Would you spring for that?

Keep Up the Good Fight!

February 16th, 2012
7:54 am

I have never heard of the guy before that but I thought it was great. If I ever see him in person I will buy him a beer

Yeah….that’s an intelligent take away, well reasoned from the same people who whine about anti-war protestors… I am certain you would buy beers for someone yelling baby-killer at soldiers and others. :roll: Surely you can find something more intelligent than that to post, right?

JohnnyReb

February 16th, 2012
7:56 am

Seems Maxine Waters sees herself as the ranking member to slide into committee positions vacated by the retiring Barney Frank. That should give all, regardless of party, that warm comfortable feeling!!

USinUK

February 16th, 2012
7:58 am

Breitbart is also the guy who did the drunken rant at a group called Invisible Children because he thought they were anti-war protesters …

which makes one wonder … is this guy ALWAYS drunk???

Mick

February 16th, 2012
7:59 am

Maxine waters is a pretty cool politician, met her once, she’ll do fine because she is a fighter and scrappy, exactly what the dems need…

kayaker 71

February 16th, 2012
8:01 am

Leukovich screwed up. Should have labeled the dress that fat girl was wearing….. United States of America.

Rev. Dudley Doright, Senior Pastor, The FIrst Apostolic Church of the Good God Almighty in Christ Jesus with adjoining Rib Shack

February 16th, 2012
8:03 am

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to pay our parting respects to the Republican Tea Party. . . .

stands for decibels

February 16th, 2012
8:03 am

is this guy ALWAYS drunk?

Dunno about always, but… well, ask yourself–if your self-described job description was “Matt Drudge’s Bitch”, wouldn’t you need to develop a pretty serious self-medication regimen?

Granny Godzilla

February 16th, 2012
8:05 am

Mick

February 16th, 2012
8:06 am

stands

The only reason I pointed out the rude pundit article for jay was that it was about his favorite newt and I thought it might get his day started off with a smile. The rude man is a hoot and pretty much on target…

ITS ALL BUSHS FAULT

February 16th, 2012
8:07 am

23 CONSECUTIVE MONTHS OF JOB GROWTH. >>>>>CHECK PLEASE……OBAMA …2012

stands for decibels

February 16th, 2012
8:07 am

Actually, Kayaker, the bride should be labeled “Wolfgang Schaeuble”…

(the right people would get it.)

USinUK

February 16th, 2012
8:09 am

dB – 8:03 – ewwww … true.

stands for decibels

February 16th, 2012
8:10 am

I pointed out the rude pundit article for jay was that it was about his favorite newt

ah, so. See, you simply inserted his main homepage, must’ve glossed over your description, so I had no idea…

USinUK

February 16th, 2012
8:11 am

dB – 8:07 – well played.

stands for decibels

February 16th, 2012
8:14 am

hey, mick, do you ever manage to listen to Lee “Rude Pundit” Papa’s Monday morning appearances on Stephanie Miller’s radio show?

He has them archived here…

http://rudepundit.podbean.com/

(he’s, by his own admission, a “lazy f—” and hasn’t bothered to update it for a coupla weeks, but the archived stuff is worth a listen.)

MiltonMan

February 16th, 2012
8:19 am

Ho Hum – another day; another Mr. Bookman piece bashing a republican & alluding to yet another poll.

As predictable as the rising & setting sun.

stands for decibels

February 16th, 2012
8:21 am

UnU, do I have this right (mind you, I’m an idiot, everything I learned about economics I cribbed from Atrios, Calculated Risk and Planet Money)–prior to the 2002, Eurozone, Greeks expected to have to borrow for cars, houses, etc. at something like a 15% rate, and then all of a sudden they got 5% loans because they were all, like, one happy European family?

And nobody bothered to say “what could go wrong” for the better part of a decade?

USinUK

February 16th, 2012
8:22 am

wordpress is ready when you are Milton

Keep Up the Good Fight!

February 16th, 2012
8:22 am

the panel on Fox News’ “The Five” agreed this afternoon that contraception is really scheme of the left to eliminate poor people>/i>

Does it never occur to them that their poutrage that the Dems want poor people because they vote Dem would be at odds with this claim…….. oh wait, that requires some brain power to figure out.

Granny Godzilla

February 16th, 2012
8:23 am

Milton Man

You are also as predictable as the sun and the tides….

Embrace the irony!

Mick

February 16th, 2012
8:24 am

stands

Used to listen to steph all the time, at first didn’t care for her but she kinda grows on ya. Haven’t listened for quite a while now cause I cancelled my sirius/xm, really don’t feel like contributing to howard sterns wealth. Never heard the rude man but thanks for the link, I’ll give it a whirl…

USinUK

February 16th, 2012
8:24 am

dB – yes, once they were under the ECB rather than their own central bank, that’s when they lost the power of their own currency and a central bank that addresses their own needs.

stands for decibels

February 16th, 2012
8:24 am

Mornin’, MiltonMan.

Speaking of predictability–which Christian denomination’s followers are you going to liken to “Hitler youth” today?

Midori

February 16th, 2012
8:25 am

which makes one wonder … is this guy ALWAYS drunk???

well, that WOULD explain an awful lot :lol:

Stands – I caught Keith last night as well.

Al Franken is right: they ARE lying liars!!!

USinUK

February 16th, 2012
8:25 am

“the panel on Fox News’ “The Five” agreed this afternoon that contraception is really scheme of the left to eliminate poor people”

well … yes … we DO want to eliminate poverty – which is usually exacerbated by having more children than one can afford …

this is a bad thing … WHY … exactly???

Butch Cassidy

February 16th, 2012
8:26 am

MiltonMan – “Ho Hum – another day; another Mr. Bookman piece bashing a republican & alluding to yet another poll.”

Relax man, it’s yesterdays blog. You’re comment would be timely and pithy had it not come 24 hours too late.

Adam

February 16th, 2012
8:26 am

You know, if you “Republican bashing” whiners don’t like it, how about you support a law that prevents both sides from attacking each other in opinion blogs and news! But wait, that would be a violation of free speech. Oh well, guess you’re stuck with “Republican bashing” just like the when the conservative media (as it should be called now, since conservative views are much more prevalent in MSM) does Democrat bashing on a regular basis.

stands for decibels

February 16th, 2012
8:26 am

To be fair, MiltonMan did spell it “Hilter”, so perhaps he was thinking of… kids from this town?

(I’m sure they’re perfectly nice, independent-thinking types these days.)

MiltonMan

February 16th, 2012
8:27 am

UK:

“wordpress is ready when you are Milton”

And miss out on you getting your undergarments in a wad about my posts on here??? No thanks.

Adam

February 16th, 2012
8:28 am

Keep Up: Yeah the Dems want a permanent underclass – of undead zygotes!

Butch Cassidy

February 16th, 2012
8:28 am

USinUK – ““the panel on Fox News’ “The Five” agreed this afternoon that contraception is really scheme of the left to eliminate poor people”

You should have seen Monica Crowely and Hannity going on and on about the contraception debacle. I thought their heads were going to explode. It must be difficult to try and get so worked up and indignant over such a non-issue.

Midori

February 16th, 2012
8:28 am

um Milton – it appears only your undergarments are in a wad.

philosopher

February 16th, 2012
8:28 am

Mitt defined himself. Period. He is what he is. Having just joined the ranks of those who have been dehumanized and relegated to deleted text on a spreadsheet, I can now understand how it feels to have someone several layers above you come into a corporation and without knowing a damn thing about you- productivity, work ethic, personal situation-nothing at all- highlight and delete you just to make the bottom line look better to his boss. I will land on my feet, but it has been very enlightennig. The dehumanization of America, the complete and total lack of emotion, sense of loyalty, appreciation of each other as humans, is really what is killing our society…bottom line-GREED! I have been Romeyed. My new term…hope it catches on. This is how people like Romney have functioned and become disgustingly rich.. And be forewarned, this is how he would function as a president…we are not individuals…we are numbers on polls and spreadsheets. He’d run the country with the same tactics…because it makes people like him rich!

MiltonMan

February 16th, 2012
8:29 am

Morning to you also Stands.

I don’t know yet – still a bit early. Let me indulge in a couple cups of coffee before I place my crosshairs on subject target.

Adam

February 16th, 2012
8:30 am

philosopher: So you were….RawMoneyed?

Captain Planet

February 16th, 2012
8:30 am

Socialists unite!

Adam

February 16th, 2012
8:31 am

MiltonMan: Let me indulge in a couple cups of coffee before I place my crosshairs on subject target.

TROOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLL in the dungeon!

….thought you oughta know!

USinUK

February 16th, 2012
8:31 am

“And miss out on you getting your undergarments in a wad about my posts on here??? No thanks.”

darlin, you have absolutely no affect – of any kind – on my undergarments …

Adam

February 16th, 2012
8:32 am

Captain Planet: There should be no laws! The unfettered free market should rule all! ANARCHISTS unite!

Captain Planet

February 16th, 2012
8:32 am

Fewer Americans and fewer people and a smaller economy is good for the planet.

USinUK

February 16th, 2012
8:33 am

Butch – 8:28 – all Hannity needs to get riled is a light breeze and he’s off listening to the voices screaming in his head …

MiltonMan

February 16th, 2012
8:35 am

Adam – funny little man with the comprehension skills of a 3rd grader. Pal, I do not want any stinking law that prevents any bashing of any “religious” group, political party, school system, etc., etc.

I have place boots on the ground to defend the 1st amendment to the US Constitution pal. Can you say the same??? I am assuming that you are content on conducting your little personal jihad behind a monitor & keyboard tough guy.

stands for decibels

February 16th, 2012
8:35 am

Never heard the rude man but thanks for the link, I’ll give it a whirl…

Mick, if you do, you’ll likely find that underneath the aggressive “I’ll rip off your ####ing head and #### down your red neck” online persona, is a sweet, soft-spoken, unfailingly polite Southern gentleman, at least in his radio appearances.

When he’s teamed with some drinking buddy and puts out his lo-fi, more haphazardly produced “Cheater and the Rude” podcasts, he’s wee little less domesticated.

USinUK

February 16th, 2012
8:35 am

“ANARCHISTS unite!”

Dyslexics UNTIE!

independent thinker

February 16th, 2012
8:35 am

Santorum and Bachman is the winning ticket for the bible thumpers and sex police.

Midori

February 16th, 2012
8:38 am

yesterday was so nice I had to walk after work. Listened to Hannity on the car radio on my way to the park. His screeners really screwed up and let 2 independents call in who called Hannity out on his blatant misrepresentations about Obama “attacking” the Catholic church. One of them even cited Fox polling numbers showing a majority of CATHOLICS agreed with Obama’s stance to make his case.

Pure comedic gold, I tell ya :lol:

Midori

February 16th, 2012
8:38 am

rut roh – road rage @ 8:35 :lol:

USinUK

February 16th, 2012
8:38 am

independent … ohpleez ohpleez ohpleez

MiltonMan

February 16th, 2012
8:39 am

US – Actually kind of pleasant to hear that I have no affect on your loin cloth. Now that Valentine’s Day is over, I think I will be dating soon again but prefer to keep it somewhat local.

stands for decibels

February 16th, 2012
8:40 am

Santorum and Bachman

Bummer/Hummer 2012.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

February 16th, 2012
8:43 am

Are we being invaded by right wingnut radio…. in the evening we seem to have the Doomed Reconned Zoo Crew and their zanny claims, whines and “targeting practice”… In the morning we have Milty Madness and Friends with their attempts to imitate the movie Ground Hog day and claims of the same song every morning.

MiltonMan

February 16th, 2012
8:45 am

Midori – how creative on your part. F- for effort. Why don’t you do out & have a couple Midoris??? Maybe then you posts will be more enjoyable.

MiltonMan

February 16th, 2012
8:47 am

Yesterday I tuned into Air America and …

Oh wait. Nevermind.

Bill Orvis White

February 16th, 2012
8:47 am

There’s just good vigorous debate we’re seeing here between three very qualified Republican men for the Oval Office. The Dom Lib Media Culture loves to put these charts out attempting to exploit the honorable Governor Romney’s chances. The fact is that this once-free nation excluding the coasts, are very disappointed in how Hussein Obama exploded the deficit, expanded entitlements, forced secularist-humanist ideas upon the public with ObamaCare and draconian rules, raised taxe$ on the job creators and waged an all-out war on religion. We’ll be talking about a much different picture in the fall as Hussein Obama’s ratings plummet and the GOP nominee’s chances increase.
Amen,
Bill

Mick

February 16th, 2012
8:47 am

usinuk

Good afternoon! Still trying to make the cross atlantic voyage this june, several factors will clear it up by april…

USinUK

February 16th, 2012
8:49 am

Mick – we never close … :-)

Butch Cassidy

February 16th, 2012
8:50 am

Maybe Obama can strike a deal with with the church. How about, I’ll stop attacking your faith if your priests stop attacking alter boys.

stands for decibels

February 16th, 2012
8:51 am

in the evening we seem to have the Doomed Reconned Zoo Crew and their zany claims, whines and “targeting practice”…

Yeah, there’ve been occasional late-evenings when I’ve popped in and soooo wanted to post something terribly mature and responsible like “do I smell Marine pu$$y in here again?” just to watch them froth and one-up themselves, but never quite have the heart to do it.

Midori

February 16th, 2012
8:51 am

“Trip, trap, trip, trap! ” went the bridge.

“Who’s that tripping over my bridge?” — MiltonMan

USinUK

February 16th, 2012
8:52 am

dB – :shock: my stars

MiltonMan

February 16th, 2012
8:52 am

Butch, Obama attacking his own – Catholics – remind me of Roy Barnes attacking his own right here in Georgia – the teachers.

We saw how well that turned out for ‘ole Barnsey Boy.

Butch Cassidy

February 16th, 2012
8:52 am

Bill Orvis – ” We’ll be talking about a much different picture in the fall as Hussein Obama’s ratings plummet and the GOP nominee’s chances increase.”

Sounds reasonable. Do you know who the nominee will be, and will the current batch of candidates support them?

1st Amendment?

February 16th, 2012
8:53 am

Butch admits Obama is attacking Catholicism and religion. Good, we got that cleared up.

Butch Cassidy

February 16th, 2012
8:55 am

1st Amendment – “Butch admits Obama is attacking Catholicism and religion. Good, we got that cleared up.”

You forgot to add that I admit that priests enjoy sex with Alter Boys as well. Just want to be sure we are clear on that as well.

USinUK

February 16th, 2012
8:57 am

Butch – I had no IDEA you were a spokesperson for the White House …

:roll:

MiltonMan

February 16th, 2012
8:57 am

Midori, I have applied for a government bailout on that bridge pal. Obama plans to attend groundbreaking. I will be hiring thousands. You need a job?

Something about a shovel ready project

Keep Up the Good Fight!

February 16th, 2012
8:57 am

Stands…. probably a wise thing….. they do become much much “braver” as they group up like little boys in a circle.

USinUK….. between doomy and milty, you sure do cause them little boys to think about their speedos.

Butch Cassidy

February 16th, 2012
8:58 am

USinUK – “Butch – I had no IDEA you were a spokesperson for the White House …”

Actually I was defending the law in Gerogia. You know, the one that passed 13 years ago that no one said anything about.

stands for decibels

February 16th, 2012
8:58 am

my stars

Intellectual giants like our F. Sinkwich and Thulsa Doom will use this post as proof that I’m a raging misogynist, of course.

Midori

February 16th, 2012
8:59 am

“Oh, it is only I, the tiniest Billy Goat Gruff , and I’m going up to the hillside to make myself fat,” said the billy goat, with such a small voice.

“Now, I’m coming to gobble you up,” — MiltonMan

Steve - USA (I support "None Of The Above")

February 16th, 2012
9:00 am

Keep,

I try to keep things at a remedial level so you can follow along. Why don’t you re-post your most intelligent statement over the last 24 hours so I can see your genius.

MiltonMan

February 16th, 2012
9:00 am

Granny Godzilla

February 16th, 2012
9:04 am

Steve

You’ve never heard of Andy Breitbart….sorry son but you are in the remedial category yourself.

Bill Orvis White

February 16th, 2012
9:04 am

@Butch Cassidy
Whether it’s Speaker Gingrich, Senator Santorum or Governor Romney, America will see a much better choice in any one of these fine men who will clean up the disaster that has been foisted upon us. This current president is a train wreck and a threat to freedom!
Amen,
Bill

Keep Up the Good Fight!

February 16th, 2012
9:05 am

Steve, your Google not working. Frankly my remedial level is too much genius for you to comprehend if you are just learning who Brietbart is this morning and you are celebrating him. :D But hey if I yell at cops that they are all killers because one or two have actually killed innocent people in their rage, I am sure you will celebrate and drink a beer…. perhaps that drinking problem is part of your issue.

Joseph

February 16th, 2012
9:06 am

AmVet – Just say no to the Rip Van Winkle Party, aka the GOP.:

Wow I had no idea I was dealing with someone of such esteemed intellect. LOL… The reason my “critical thinking” is so much better than yours is because I use logic. Unlike most liberals who base their thinking solely on ideology I use logic to determine who would be the best candidate to serve my family’s needs. Logic would tell you that with gas prices nearing an all-time high and turmoil in the Middle East along with a war on religious institutions that Obama certainly don’t align with my idea of the type of leader I desire. Forcing individuals to do what the government says is also an issue for me. Of course the #1 issue is the enormous debt that Obama has created for my children, grand children and great grand children.

You should try logic for a while and see where it leads you instead of worrying about my spelling…. By the way you may need to work on your fragments… LOL…..

Becky

February 16th, 2012
9:07 am

The sky is falling, the sky is falling!!!!

Steve - USA (I support "None Of The Above")

February 16th, 2012
9:09 am

Keep,

I gave you a 24 hour window but you came up with a goose egg. As I expected.

Get your daily talking points and rant on. ;)

Becky

February 16th, 2012
9:11 am

It worries me there are breeders on here handing down their narrow minded views.

Rightwing Troll

February 16th, 2012
9:12 am

I’d wager that Sarah jumps in before the summer convention, probably in just enough time to whip the wingnuts into a frenzy, but not far enough ahead of the convention to actually let any of the afforementioned wingnuts really think about it…

Rightwing Troll

February 16th, 2012
9:15 am

“Logic would tell you that with gas prices nearing an all-time high and turmoil in the Middle East along with a war on religious institutions that Obama certainly don’t align with my idea of the type of leader I desire. ”

You “logic” should tell you many things were you to look at the actual facts, you obviously choose to view everything through GOP colored glasses therefore you are using neither logic nor facts.

Corey

February 16th, 2012
9:16 am

I hear Mormons are into converting the dead. Their favorite are dead Jews. It got so popular until Jews met with heads of the Mormon faith and insisted they put a stop to it. Among notable converts are Hitler and Stalin. I also heard they converted Mr. Obama’s mother.

Adam

February 16th, 2012
9:16 am

MiltonMan: I have place boots on the ground to defend the 1st amendment to the US Constitution pal. Can you say the same???

Oh yes. Yes I can.

I am assuming that you are content on conducting your little personal jihad behind a monitor & keyboard tough guy.

That is highly humorous coming from someone who admits to reveling in the responses he gets from his own personal jihadic posts behind his own monitor and keyboard :lol: :lol: :lol:

Adam

February 16th, 2012
9:17 am

BTW MiltonMan, did your handle used to be Harry Callahan? Are you now going to claim how much of an awesome person you are and how you have “won” all the time?

Bill Orvis White

February 16th, 2012
9:23 am

@Joseph
The rightful Republican Party is actually a forward-thinking collection of achieving, smart and talented individuals who wish to bring back the values that made America great including self-reliance, pro-businessism, a fairer-flater tax, and individual choice on doctors, schools and religion. We are not caught in the past because we believe in personal responsibility and rewarding hard work and innovation. The Socialist Democrat Party of your state and America believes in the Nanny State choosing your doctors, schools and waging a war on Judeo-Christian values. Common sense dictates that the majority of America believes in making their own choices.
Amen,
Bill

Get Real

February 16th, 2012
9:25 am

The Republicans monumental problem is 50% of the country does not pay federal income tax therefore no “skin in the game” and it appears 50% of the country want a oolossus federal governmnet to tell them what to do and think…..4 more years and this country will not be recoginzable from the one that made us great…..truly sad

Adam

February 16th, 2012
9:31 am

So I guess that a Wall Street guy AS President is infinitely superior to Wall Street guys ADVISING the President.

Loud man in the back says 50! Do I hear 55? 50 going once….

lynnie gal

February 16th, 2012
9:37 am

Maybe people are actually paying attention for once. Things are so dire and the stakes are so high that maybe enough people will use their brains to try to understand what got us here and why it’s been so difficult to repair the damage. GOP — Gross Obstructionist Party

GT

February 16th, 2012
9:53 am

I see a brokered convention. It would be their smartest move. These guys running are toast. By shear underexposure O will win this contest, but if they threw a real candidate like Jeb Bush out there, then you have a contest. They most likely will go the nut route which got them where they are now. But if I were them I would run a real candidate and look for results in the 2016 election, though I think if the economy goes bad they could still win this one with a legitimate horse, none of these guys. If the economy does go bad and they do put a candidate up that can win, he will be the most hated president of our lifetime, because no one can save this economy if it swings the wrong direction, and just like O has taken the blame for Bush, the next guy will take the blame for O and O will be a popular figure on the sidelines.

Adam

February 16th, 2012
9:57 am

oops, wrong quote:

The Republicans monumental problem is 50% of the country does not pay federal income tax

Loud man in the back says 50! Do I hear 55? 50 going once….

Get Real

February 16th, 2012
11:34 am

Adam…..how old are you 10?; what an infant…you just demonstrated a large part of the problem with this country….complete and total cluelessness…how sad