Obama’s poker instincts on view in presidency

The other day I stumbled across a Time magazine piece published back in July 2008, soon after John McCain and Barack Obama had emerged as their parties’ nominees. The premise of the piece was that both men liked to gamble, and that “games of chance have been not just a hobby but also a fundamental feature of their development as people and politicians.”

McCain, for example, loves to play craps, which the piece describes as “a game for showmen, Hollywood stars and basketball legends with girls on their arms.” Dice in hand, money on the table, a crowd gathered along the rails to cheer him on, a craps player basks in attention and adrenalin.

“For McCain, jaunts to the craps table helped burnish his image as a political hot dog who relishes the thrill of a good fight,” the Time piece notes, “even if the risk of failure was high.”

I’m usually wary of pieces that attempt to psycho-analyze candidates, especially when viewed through a single lens such as their choice of gambling outlets. But in hindsight, McCain’s subsequent behavior validated the Time thesis. A few weeks after the piece appeared, he rolled the dice in a high-stakes gamble on Sarah Palin, and did so again when he announced that he was suspending his campaign to rush back to Washington to save the American economy. Neither gamble paid off, but they were consistent with his personality.

Obama, on the other hand, is a poker player by nature. As an Illinois state senator, he was a regular in a weekly late-night poker game among lobbyists and fellow legislators. Interviewing other regulars in those games, the Time reporters found that Obama had a reputation as a conservative player. He’d fold losing hands quickly, but if he chose to stay in the game, it usually meant he had calculated the odds and was in it to win. Rather than force things, he patiently let the game come to him:

“The stakes were low enough — $1 ante and $3 top raise — to afford a long shot. Not Obama. He studied the cards as closely as an 11th-hour amendment to a bill. The odds were religion to him. Only rarely did he bluff….”

Obama’s play-to-win approach drove other players crazy. Former state Sen. Larry Walsh, a conservative corn farmer from Joliet, once got ready to pull in a pot with a four-of-a-kind hand. But Obama had four of a kind too, of higher rank. Walsh slammed down his cards. “Doggone it, Barack, if you were more liberal in your card-playing and more conservative in your politics, you and I would get along much better,” he said.

In hindsight, that also seems to have been prescient. As president, Obama has tended to abandon losing hands quickly, often to the frustration of liberal supporters who want to see him fight it out. However, when he draws a strong hand, the last few years have proved that he plays it well and reaps maximum advantage from it.

– Jay Bookman

893 comments Add your comment

Paul

February 28th, 2012
8:21 am

Thulsa Doom

“nothing more than name calling, insults, rhetoric, whining, or just plain gobbledeegook? ”

Mocking.

It’s called ‘mocking.’

BOR calls it a fine way to respond to whacko comments. One would think you’d be overjoyed, what with your political adversaries heeding the advice of the Fox News Star!

:-)

Granny Godzilla

February 28th, 2012
8:22 am

gas prices?

Every time a Republican talks Iran war,
the cost of gas goes up some more

It’s the uncertainty.

Paul

February 28th, 2012
8:23 am

Thulsa

“You’re one of the few liberals on here that I expect much better discourse from.”

It’s a political cartoon. It’s meant to engender discourse, not to be a serious, accurate portrayal of events.

Jm

February 28th, 2012
8:23 am

If santorum wins Michigan, I think we can chalk a good piece of it up to democratic meddling.

Rascals.

Thulsa Doom

February 28th, 2012
8:24 am

USinUK,

Are you kidding me? The more gas prices rise the more devastating it is to the O-man. My expectations of you are quite low. But not so absymally low that I wouldn’t even expect you to grasp this rather obvious point.

USinUK

February 28th, 2012
8:24 am

salon a “left wing hate site”???

:lol:

my, oh my … someone really IS overly sensitive … I hope you don’t go out in direct sunlight Thulsa … do you bruise like a grape?

Paul

February 28th, 2012
8:25 am

Jm

If santorum wins Michigan, I think we can chalk a good piece of it up to men losing control of their women.

Thulsa Doom

February 28th, 2012
8:25 am

Paul, I hear you but it just looks to me like more hate speech. I always thought it odd the selective hate that liberals dish out.

Jm

February 28th, 2012
8:26 am

“It’s the uncertainty”

Heisenberg, statistical, known unknowns, or unknown unknowns?

USinUK

February 28th, 2012
8:26 am

Thulsa – those of us who live in the reality-based universe actually understand how the market works – and know that the President has eff-all to do with the prices you pay at the pumps.

what I DO find amusing, however, is that you guys love to level the charge at him that he’s a socialist but that you have NO problem with him meddling in the market so that you can have cheap gas …

laugh.

effing.

riot.

JohnnyReb

February 28th, 2012
8:26 am

Thulsa Doom

February 28th, 2012
8:16 am

Looks like the early morning libs got their coffee and have already started in on their rhetoric and hyperbole. What is that 9 straight posts of nothing more than name calling, insults, rhetoric, whining, or just plain gobbledeegook?
___________________________________

You left out sanctimonious. Lightning strikes for that one.

Granny Godzilla

February 28th, 2012
8:26 am

Meddling?

“Republican PAC’s Robocall Also Tells MI Dems To Vote Santorum To Spite Romney”

Adam

February 28th, 2012
8:27 am

Sounds like some people are in for one hell of a shock. Multiple pages of gas prices… I’ll wager anyone that even if gas goes to $5/gal Obama gets re-election. It may be important, but it’s certainly not going to suddenly make people vote for stupid (the Republicans in 2012).

Jm

February 28th, 2012
8:27 am

Paul
Women tilt away from santorum silly

USinUK

February 28th, 2012
8:28 am

Paul – “It’s meant to engender discourse, not to be a serious, accurate portrayal of events”

you’re forgetting the first rule of Republican Fight Club … if they don’t like it, it’s hate speech.

Butch Cassidy

February 28th, 2012
8:28 am

Now, tell me again why we should build the pipeline?:

“Rising gasoline prices have helped proponents of a controversial pipeline proposal press their case that the project would help ease supply bottlenecks and lower prices for consumers.

They’re half right.

The proposed pipeline would relieve a glut of crude oil backing up in the Midwest and redirect those barrels to Gulf of Mexico ports. From there they could be shipped to world markets and repriced at higher global prices.”

AND

“That’s where the Keystone pipeline comes in. Proponents of the pipeline have argued it will help wean the U.S. off foreign imports and lower pump prices. But rather than pushing Gulf Coast prices lower, it will let oil producers charge more for their crude.”

Thulsa Doom

February 28th, 2012
8:28 am

Paul,

I’ll counter your fox news with my Chris “I got a tingle up my leg when Obama speaks” Matthews MSNBC news.

USinUK I saw dailykos in the link which is a kook site. Now if it is from salon then at least that is indeed not kooky quite like dailykos or the myriad other re-education sites you guys visit.

Granny Godzilla

February 28th, 2012
8:29 am

Uncertainty here. Uncertainty there.

Uncertainly everywhere.

Certainly there is uncertainty.

That’s what they said.

USinUK

February 28th, 2012
8:29 am

“Women tilt away from santorum silly”

god knows, our uteruses do …

(women will get that joke …)

Jm

February 28th, 2012
8:29 am

Granny

A santorum PAC did that

Adam

February 28th, 2012
8:30 am

BTW thank you, cons, for bringing my attention to Media Matters. It is refreshing to see a site full of factual information that you cannot find actual fault with.

Adam

February 28th, 2012
8:31 am

Oh yeah and thank you for reminding me to donate to Planned Parenthood, the Girl Scouts, and the Obama campaign. Especially now that I can afford it.

JohnnyReb

February 28th, 2012
8:31 am

If the world market determines oil prices, how would a company not make a higher margin selling the oil domestically instead of shipping it overseas?

AmVet

February 28th, 2012
8:31 am

stands @8:07, the consequences of Miltie never getting near a legitimate dictionary in his entire life.

Aka The Art of Republispeak…

Thulsa Doom

February 28th, 2012
8:32 am

“you’re forgetting the first rule of Republican Fight Club … if they don’t like it, it’s hate speech.”

USinUK,

Well now it do depend ma’am and you may be right after all. Its only hate speech in the lib playbook if its directed towards Muslims. And Lord help us if you make a cartoon of Mohammud.

Granny Godzilla

February 28th, 2012
8:32 am

Kos a kook?

Let’s have some respect for our Vets shall we….

Did you know he used to be a Republican but saw the light?

USinUK

February 28th, 2012
8:32 am

sweet jeebus on a jetski …

I love how the tightie righties’ memory hole when it comes to Chris Matthews is as deep as it is wide …

you want to know how “lefty” he is?? go back and watch him SWOON over W in his flight suit on the Mission Accomplished debacle … indeed, he called him “powerful and manly” …

Butch Cassidy

February 28th, 2012
8:32 am

Thulsa Doom – ” The more gas prices rise the more devastating it is to the O-man.”

You could be right, as long as people continue to be stupid enought to believe that Obama can do anything to change the price of gas without changing the price of oil. Then again, these are probably the same people who elected Bush twice regardless of the fact that every business he ever touched went straight in the crapper.

Jm

February 28th, 2012
8:33 am

Bill Maher gave $1 million to Obama

The commies are hypocrites, violate their own supposed principles, and are downright insane.

Thulsa Doom

February 28th, 2012
8:33 am

“It is refreshing to see a site full of factual information that you cannot find actual fault with.”

Not intended to be a factual statement.

Granny Godzilla

February 28th, 2012
8:33 am

Santorum Pac Meddling, D’UH.

That’s what I posted. D’UH

USinUK

February 28th, 2012
8:34 am

“And Lord help us if you make a cartoon of Mohammud.”

and … what … you think we condone the violence that happened after that??? or, in fact, had a problem with the cartoon in the first place?

shows how little you know.

(even less than previously imagined … and that’s holding the bar rather low)

Thulsa Doom

February 28th, 2012
8:34 am

Jm,

Bill Maher? Isn’t that the punk who looks like a rat that’s on acid?

Stevie Ray

February 28th, 2012
8:35 am

Can someone please explain to me BO’s strategy to relieve gas prices for the downtrodden middle class in the near term? Is it grin and bear it until we can all drive electric cars while deflecting blame? Since all will shoot down traditional approaches, I’m relying on him as president to provide leadership and problem solving skills vs political skills…Help!

godless heathen©

February 28th, 2012
8:35 am

Granny Godzilla

February 28th, 2012
8:35 am

Bill Maher a commie?

That’s funny no matter who you are!

Butch Cassidy

February 28th, 2012
8:35 am

JohnnyReb – “If the world market determines oil prices, how would a company not make a higher margin selling the oil domestically instead of shipping it overseas?”

Ask the producers:
“TransCanada Corp. estimates the pipeline would boost sales of Canadian-produced crude by $2 billion to $4 billion a year, according to an assessment submitted to Canada’s National Energy Board.

“The prices for those crudes in North Dakota and Canada will fetch closer to Gulf Coast prices, which are tied into the higher international market price,” said Tim Hess, an Energy Department analyst.

The reason is fairly simple. Even at maximum capacity, the Keystone line will move some 400,000 barrels per day of crude from Canada and the Midwest to global oil market. With the transportation discount removed, those barrels likely will be repriced to the higher global benchmark. “

Thulsa Doom

February 28th, 2012
8:35 am

“and … what … you think we condone the violence that happened after that???”

Oh lawdy, USinUK is right back to her mindreading again.

Jm

February 28th, 2012
8:36 am

Butch

Your 8:28 points out the president can do things to change the price of oil

You just proved the republican position

Good job

Paul

February 28th, 2012
8:36 am

Thulsa 8:25

“it just looks to me like more hate speech. ”

It’s also called ‘early morning banter.’

Jm

“Women tilt away from santorum silly”

Like I said, Republican men have lost control of their wimmen -

Thulsa

See how that works?

AmVet

February 28th, 2012
8:36 am

Doom, BTW I read that Wiki link.

That is the proof that Rush Limbo did NOT call Iraq war veterans opposed to the war “phony soldiers”???

He did call them that. That is indisputable.

That he went all Richard Nixon and DELETED one minute and thirty five seconds of that transcript should tell you what you need to know about that mooching fatass coward.

All that his sycophantic liars did was go into damage control mode and blather about context.

He is a disgusting human being that sells shlock to sheep and hides behind the flag…

Doggone/GA

February 28th, 2012
8:36 am

“Not intended to be a factual statement”

So point out what is not factual on that site. If the statement is not factual it should be EASY for you.

Doggone/GA

February 28th, 2012
8:37 am

“Can someone please explain to me BO’s strategy to relieve gas prices for the downtrodden middle class in the near term?”

So what should he be doing?

USinUK

February 28th, 2012
8:38 am

Thulsa – 8:35 – darlin, I can’t read what isn’t there.

you were the one who said “Its only hate speech in the lib playbook if its directed towards Muslims. And Lord help us if you make a cartoon of Mohammud.”

implying that we have NO problem with the cartoon or the violence that followed.

man up and own what you said.

Butch Cassidy

February 28th, 2012
8:38 am

godless heathen – “According to whom, Butch?”

TransCanada – ““TransCanada Corp. estimates the pipeline would boost sales of Canadian-produced crude by $2 billion to $4 billion a year, according to an assessment submitted to Canada’s National Energy Board.

“The prices for those crudes in North Dakota and Canada will fetch closer to Gulf Coast prices, which are tied into the higher international market price,” said Tim Hess, an Energy Department analyst.

The reason is fairly simple. Even at maximum capacity, the Keystone line will move some 400,000 barrels per day of crude from Canada and the Midwest to global oil market. With the transportation discount removed, those barrels likely will be repriced to the higher global benchmark. “

Paul

February 28th, 2012
8:39 am

“Now, tell me again why we should build the pipeline?:”

Part of Keystone XL’s being built – Oklahoma thru Texas.

http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/02/27/3767539/texas-portion-of-keystone-xl-pipeline.html

MiltonMan

February 28th, 2012
8:39 am

Dems have taken a 180 on gas/oil:

When Bush was in office: Bush went to war for cheap oil; to enrich his oil buddies

When their clown is in office: There is nothing that the pres can do

And we wonder why the Democratic party in this state is financially broke.

Thulsa Doom

February 28th, 2012
8:40 am

Oh lawdy. Now the kooks are making demands. Musta hurt UK’s feelings again.

godless heathen©

February 28th, 2012
8:40 am

Anyone noticed that Hillary is beginning to look a lot like William F. Buckley, Jr. these days? Not sound, just look.

Jm

February 28th, 2012
8:40 am

Granny
Your post said “republican PAC”
duh

It was a santorum PAC, not some “independent” conservative PAC

Butch Cassidy

February 28th, 2012
8:41 am

Jm – “You just proved the republican position”

Of what, Nationalizing the Industry in order to control the market?

Please read carefully the statements below:

“From there they could be shipped to world markets and repriced at higher global prices.”

AND

“But rather than pushing Gulf Coast prices lower, it will let oil producers charge more for their crude.”

MiltonMan

February 28th, 2012
8:42 am

Who cares how Michigan votes for the republican nominee. The wasteland of a state is in the back pocket of Obozo anyway.

Detroit still giving away houses for $1 for any Obozo supporter?

Stevie Ray

February 28th, 2012
8:42 am

DOGGONE,

I’m not president but I’m also (JM) looking for the spineless one to address this security issue as I guess none of our electorate have, despite lives lost and the cost of drones et al, a good job of protecting our so called interests…

DOGGONE, do you accept his deflection (getting boring) and hope for affordable alternatives in our lifetime???

Also, just because some of us take time to think of each issue separately, labeling someone a con or liberal due to position on one of many issues is not deserving of response (JM)

Paul

February 28th, 2012
8:42 am

Stevie Ray

“Can someone please explain to me BO’s strategy to relieve gas prices for the downtrodden middle class in the near term?”

It’s to do and say absolutely nothing and let free market forces determine the price of gas.

Happy now?

GT

February 28th, 2012
8:42 am

The Republican Party who is on life support because of super packs got cheated by Obama now that is rich. The Supreme Court that they rail about has kept any hope of this gypsy band of coos staying alive and gave them a minority victory and then the GOPs other ally “bad news” came in September 11 and has extended their freak show.

What do I look at in the mirror? A real family man that has one wife and two married daughters goes to the same church for 30 years not as a teacher but a learner. I still wear a suit to church, have family dinners at a dinner table, with a dog that eats from my hand under it. We say a prayer before we eat,usually said by one of my daughters, I respect their presence and worry about them in a world of little men like Newt or Rick. I have a grandchild coming in March, my first, I worry about the world these ego sickies are leaving her. Will marriage even be an institution when we run men who have no respect for it, yet conveniently speak for God. Will there be a world if men do not believe in science. Will there be women in that world or will my granddaughter be a robot too, giving some false impression her man is a good family man, or a good Christian man with her taking the duty of carrying his bags. .

MiltonMan

February 28th, 2012
8:43 am

Occupy Atlanta moonbats cause $30k in damages to Woodruff park – taxpayers to pick up tab.

Funny that the AJC is not reporting this,

Adam

February 28th, 2012
8:43 am

Thulsa: Doggone beat me to it. I second this:

“Not intended to be a factual statement”

So point out what is not factual on that site. If the statement is not factual it should be EASY for you.

Granny Godzilla

February 28th, 2012
8:43 am

santorum is a democrat?

a mug wump?

a bull moose?

D’UH.

Thulsa Doom

February 28th, 2012
8:43 am

AmVet, I gotta admit its hilarious to see you go off on the fat man.

JohnnyReb

February 28th, 2012
8:46 am

Thanks, Butch. For a layman such as myself it seems simple that if there is a demand for crude here a producer could sell it for less here but make more margin than selling it overseas due to the transportation cost being less.

MiltonMan

February 28th, 2012
8:46 am

GT:

“The Republican Party who is on life support…”

I guess a GT education is not what it used to be. The Dems in this state are the ones that are broke.

“…or a good Christian man with her taking the duty of carrying his bags”

Please remind this “educated” one that Roman Catholics are mainly democrats.

Paul

February 28th, 2012
8:46 am

MiltonMan

“When Bush was in office: Bush went to war for cheap oil; to enrich his oil buddies

When their clown is in office: There is nothing that the pres can do”

So, are you saying the Democratic attacks on Pres Bush over gas prices were purely for political advantage and had no connection to reality?

And now are you saying that the only thing that’s changed is who’s in office, so Republican attacks on Pres Obama are purely for political advantage and have no connection to reality?

Or in other words, do you admit Democrats’ assessment of the President’s lack of control over gasoline prices is correct?

Thulsa Doom

February 28th, 2012
8:47 am

Doggone,

Prove that it is a factual statement. 2 can play your 6th grade games.

Why do you start off every morning like USinUK with the self ridiculing, self debasing posts indicative of your limited focus?

Stevie Ray

February 28th, 2012
8:47 am

PAUL,

Brilliant…what about security? Also, when gas goes up to $6/gallon, the average stiff with average commute will spend on average $7K annually before taxes on gas expense alone not to mention prices of all goods sold. In anticipation of your response, Bush is no longer in office. These implications alone will get the spineless one tossed out of office in favor of either a religious zealot or a man of such “sartorial regalia, he may be lacking genitalia”.

godless heathen©

February 28th, 2012
8:47 am

Butch?

There are refineries in North Dakota?

And just yesterday, Jay Carney (that’s Obama’s boy, isn’t he?) was quoted in this report from the Arkansas News.

TransCanada said the southern section is needed now because there is an urgent demand for more pipeline capacity from Cushing to Texas refineries. Oil producers in Oklahoma, Texas, North Dakota and Montana do not have access to enough pipeline capacity to transport their significant increase in production.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney issued a statement today saying that President Barack Obama welcomed the news.

“We support the company’s interest in proceeding with this project, which will help address the bottleneck of oil in Cushing,” Carney said. “Moving oil from the Midwest to the world-class, state-of-the-art refineries on the Gulf Coast will modernize our infrastructure, create jobs and encourage American energy production.”

Carney said the Obama administration would take every step possible to expedite the necessary federal permits for construction.

MiltonMan

February 28th, 2012
8:49 am

Paul:

“Democrats assessment … is correct” in the same sentence. Good one.

No connection in reality??? Pal have you paid for gasoline lately?

Stevie Ray

February 28th, 2012
8:49 am

PAUL,

Yes, I see we are on the same page…..allah help us!

Thulsa Doom

February 28th, 2012
8:50 am

Liberalism- a political philosophy based on the supposition that you can in fact pick up a turd by the clean end. USinUK and doggone are still trying to pick up that turd by the clean end.

Adam

February 28th, 2012
8:51 am

Thulsa: Doggone,

Prove that it is a factual statement. 2 can play your 6th grade games.

That would be proving a negative since you have submitted absolutely ZERO statements indicating anything false coming from that site. It would also be catering to a logical fallacy known as “shifting the burden of proof.” The burden is on you to find ACTUAL (not name-checking, name-calling, or the like) FAULT with what comes from Media Matters site, since you claim that you CAN.

Stevie Ray

February 28th, 2012
8:52 am

THULSA,

I no longer respond to those predictably shallow, ignorant based, and name calling one liner types. It’s more fun to debate the issues. We all know who these folks are…

Paul

February 28th, 2012
8:59 am

Stevie Ray

Okay, I’ll bite.

What about security?

As to the rest of your post, you did not address the question.

Were Democrats correct when they assailed Pres Bush for not controlling gas prices? If they were not correct, how can Republicans now be correct for assailing Pres Obama for not controlling gas prices?

Paul

February 28th, 2012
9:02 am

Milton Man

Yup. Just got done with a 600 mile trip over the weekend. Cruise control saves a lot of gas. So does not going ten or fifteen over the limit to save a few minutes.

But that begs the question: just what can the pres do to lower gas prices.

And…. should the pres interfere in the free market?

Stevie Ray

“Yes, I see we are on the same page…..allah help us!”

I’ll take any help I can get, from anyone or anything!

Taylor Wooten

February 28th, 2012
9:03 am

Id love to play Poker with him…..and clean his clock.

He’s stupid.

Adam

February 28th, 2012
9:08 am

Good job waiting for the new topic to post Taylor! But a hint for you: You did not avoid getting ridiculed anyway!

Butch Cassidy

February 28th, 2012
9:10 am

godless heathen – “There are refineries in North Dakota?”

I never said there wer. The refineries are typically on the coast in order to refine the crude which in turn is shipped OUT and sold on the world market. Again, unlsee we seize control of the industry, simply moving the oil will do nothing to reduce the price of fuel. Why is this so difficult for you to understand?

godless heathen©

February 28th, 2012
9:19 am

“I never said there wer. The refineries are typically on the coast in order to refine the crude which in turn is shipped OUT and sold on the world market.”

Well I don’t understand your original point. Because I thought you were saying if the pipeline was constructed the price paid for the oil would increase because it would go to the world market instead of being sold at home. But it has reach the refinery either way.

“Why is this so difficult for you to understand?”

Jay Carney doesn’t seem to understand it either.

Morrus

February 28th, 2012
9:21 am

Has Santorum realized he might be the nominee and started to purposefully implode?

WaitAMinute

February 28th, 2012
9:33 am

What’s up with the republican A.D.D.? A few months ago, they could not stop talking about the budget deficit. I guess that problem went away. Wasn’t there something else about jobs?

Adam

February 28th, 2012
9:40 am

Adam

February 28th, 2012
9:40 am

Morrus: Has Santorum realized he might be the nominee and started to purposefully implode?

He’s either throwing the game or going for broke.

WOODSTOCK MIKE

February 28th, 2012
9:44 am

Obamacare at it’s finest… If a Republican did this Democrats would we be crying like babies, but, if Obama does it, they will back the decision, weak…

http://freebeacon.com/trashing-tricare/

jms

February 28th, 2012
9:46 am

Snarky: “Despite what many commenters here like to pretend. Our President is a smart man on many levels.”

That’s true but. unfortunately it does not; translate to being a: good president or an – effective leader!

jms

February 28th, 2012
9:48 am

Snarky: “Despite what many commenters here like to pretend. Our President is a smart man on many levels.”

That”s true but. unfortunately it does not; translate to being, a good president or an: effective leader!

jezel

February 28th, 2012
9:51 am

Obama could play the game blind folded and beat any one the GOP can offer as an opponent. What has happened to the GOP?

Joe Hussein Mama

February 28th, 2012
9:55 am

F. SInkiewicz — “Joe, next time don’t buy your wife a POS Volt, unless of course you hate her.”

One, we don’t own a Volt. Two, Volts normally don’t make a sound, since they’re all-electric.

Three, you’re a Richard. And not a very large one, either.

DawgDad

February 28th, 2012
10:05 am

“As an Illinois state senator, he was a regular in a weekly late-night poker game among lobbyists and fellow legislators. ”

Yep, while the majority of us were WORKING LONG HOURS, RAISING KIDS, EXPANDING OUR EDUCATION, etc. This speaks volumes about the man.

SPC

February 28th, 2012
10:12 am

There’s a big difference between being a winner and being a leader.

DawgDad

February 28th, 2012
10:15 am

“Volts normally don’t make a sound, since they’re all-electric.”

Doesn’t that make them a safety hazard?

Mister.Earl

February 28th, 2012
10:22 am

All Americans should thank Mr. Santorum for his honesty and candor.

He has clearly exposed the heart and soul of the 21st century Republican party — something that has been kept under wraps for decades as it has metastacized and taken over its host.
The racist haters, the unchristian “Christians” and the sexual hypocrites now have a true leader.

Adam

February 28th, 2012
11:27 am

DawgDad: “Volts normally don’t make a sound, since they’re all-electric.”

Doesn’t that make them a safety hazard?

Don’t worry. I’m pretty sure this is incorrect, that they have ADDED sound for safety

jezel

February 28th, 2012
6:45 pm

well said Mister Earl…the truth always comes out doesn’t it.

jezel

February 28th, 2012
6:58 pm

Until the GOP rids itself of this trash…it is a dead party. Will be interesting to see what will emerge from the ashes.

Vast Right Wing Conspiracy

February 28th, 2012
8:58 pm

Jay, whatever you are smoking, or otherwise ingesting, you need to give it up and get some help, man. The Supreme Leader’s train is up on two wheels, and is about to crash and burn. As his former pastor said, “The chickens are coming home to roost.” Nobody is buying his virtual economy, nor any of his other buffoonery.