Romney brags that yes, he sent hecklers

Obama strategist David Axelrod, appearing at a rally in Boston this week, was confronted by an organized group of hecklers who disrupted the event and turned it into a shouting match. Axelrod and others immediately accused the Mitt Romney campaign of organizing and orchestrating the disruption using paid Romney staffers.

That seemed unlikely. At least, it seemed unlikely until Romney admitted it:

“Most of the events I go to, or many of the events I go to, there are large groups of, if you will, Obama supporters there heckling me,” Romney told the press. “And at some point you say, ‘You know what, sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.’ If they’re going to be heckling us, why we’re not going to sit back and play by very different rules. If the president is going to have his people coming to my rallies, and heckling, why, we’ll show them that, you know, we conservatives have the same kind of capacity he does.”

Asked for evidence that the Obama campaign is sending hecklers to Romney events, Romney staffers identified an incident at a New York City firehouse in which a press conference with former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani was interrupted by heckling.

That incident in New York was indeed regrettable.
However, the sole rude and vulgar heckler turned out to be an Occupy Wall Street activist who had heard about the event and hustled over to interrupt it. What she did was way out of line, but there is no evidence whatsoever tying her to the Obama campaign or organization.

(BTW, the whole Occupy tactic of interrupting events and trying to shout down opponents is undemocratic and uncivil and harms the credibility of its cause. It’s a tactic of those unable or unwilling to debate.)

Now, if the Romney campaign has evidence that the woman in New York was following instructions from the Obama camp, or if it has evidence of an orchestrated effort by Obama supporters and campaign staff in other efforts, let’s see it. Such tactics by either side should not be tolerated .

But by sending paid operatives to disrupt the Axelrod event, and by bragging about it afterward, Romney is setting a dangerously confrontational tone, and he’s doing it from the very top.

This is barely June, people. We have a long way to go, and a country to run once it’s over.

– Jay Bookman

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MEGO

June 1st, 2012
2:04 pm

Whatever it takes…..wow!! SMH

the cat

June 1st, 2012
2:06 pm

Once a bully……..

Butch Cassidy

June 1st, 2012
2:08 pm

Hey, Romney can’t cut everyones hair himself you know. ;)

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June 1st, 2012
2:08 pm

The Cat said it…Mitt thinks he’s back in high school again… :roll:

skipper

June 1st, 2012
2:12 pm

So, when Romney is out there, the save-the-whale tree-huggers and left handed one-eyed Ethiopian co-pilots ain’t gonna show and heckle?????? How ’bout the real producers: the Occupiers……..betcha the lefties are payin’ ‘em with tofu and spring water………..just won’t make the press.

Soothsayer

June 1st, 2012
2:15 pm

I hope everyone got some rain out of that little line that just went through. We got a great — albeit short — downpour that lasted about 3 minutes. Some rain always better than no rain.

Moderate Line

June 1st, 2012
2:16 pm

But by sending paid operatives to disrupt the Axelrod event, and by bragging about it afterward, Romney is setting a dangerously confrontational tone, and he’s doing it from the very top.
+++++
What?
Both Obama and the super PAC Priorities USA Action spotlight two businesses — Ampad and GS Industries — that filed for bankruptcy while under Bain’s control, leaving hundreds of workers unemployed. In the case of GS Industries, Bain took over a shrinking company in a difficult market and kept it operating for several years before it filed for bankruptcy (a bankruptcy that was arguably hastened by Bain’s hefty borrowing and self-enrichment). Bain purchased Ampad from a struggling parent company that was shedding jobs and assets, and then expanded it before a heavy debt burden forced it into bankruptcy.

http://factcheck.org/2012/05/lemon-picking-bain-capital-obama-style/

Sending hecklers is kind of petty but I don’t think it is anything comapared to having misleading or dishonest add.

n

June 1st, 2012
2:19 pm

Romney will find out the truth of Oscar Wilde’s maxim when/if he get’s elected.
“There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.””

Also, there is the matter of karma.

Macho posturing and lies will only get you so far. Once in office he will reap the whirlwind.

Thulsa Doom

June 1st, 2012
2:19 pm

This time we are taking the gloves off. Gonna fight fire with fire so get used to it libs and deal with it. If the libs can dish it out you better be able to take it too.

And don’t think yet another embarrassingly dismal jobs report isn’t going to be waved in your face all day long. It is. Not our fault you guys voted for the most unqualified man by far in U.S. history to be president. And now for the blame W responses in 3,2,1…

dougmo2

June 1st, 2012
2:20 pm

Gee Jay just who do those people wearing SEIU and other union shirts support at rallys? Inquiring minds want to know.

Contrarian

June 1st, 2012
2:22 pm

You’re surprised why?

dougmo2

June 1st, 2012
2:22 pm

BTW Jay, our fearless leader has embraced the Occupy movement.

Matt

June 1st, 2012
2:22 pm

“But by sending paid operatives to disrupt the Axelrod event, and by bragging about it afterward, Romney is setting a dangerously confrontational tone, and he’s doing it from the very top.”

Do you know for a fact that they were paid operatives as opposed to concerned citizens volunteering their time Jay?

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June 1st, 2012
2:23 pm

…”misleading or dishonest add….”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBcwBF96OsU

Pay special attention at 2:38 minutes into it.

Mick

June 1st, 2012
2:25 pm

doom

Who’s to blame, really? Can you tag european problems on obama too or are they the result of a severe economic implosion from 08? Let’s be fair, besides tax cuts for the wealthy, list some of the romney plan please, I’d like to know. What we all know how to do so easily is place blame, it’s a bit more complicated than that…

Soothsayer

June 1st, 2012
2:25 pm

I’m with “n” on this one. In a way I hope Romney does get elected. Finally, the RepugNOwecan’ts will have to shovel the shyte they created and, guess what?, they won’t have Obama or the Democrats to blame.

If you think things are bad now, just wait ’til Romney does away with corporate income taxes and enacts another large tax cut for the richest Americans. We’ll be running $3 trillion deficits instead of the $1.5 trillion deficits that Bush left us with.

Oh, and jobs? Let me tell you a fairy tale. The only job growth will be in China, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Mexico.

Joe Hussein Mama

June 1st, 2012
2:25 pm

Doom — “This time we are taking the gloves off.”

Uh huh. So vote caging, voter suppression and phone jamming constitute playing nice?

Mitt Romney "No George Bush, you must have the wrong number"

June 1st, 2012
2:25 pm

td

June 1st, 2012
2:26 pm

Dang Jay,

I can not believe you took that bait and ran with it knowing that heckling has been a tactic of the left for many years. Just thinking back to Code Pink and Bush.

I guess you had to get a blog on line and since you can not talk about unemployment or Clinton telling the world that Bain is good and Romney is qualified you had to put this one up.

Matti

June 1st, 2012
2:26 pm

No-Class Warfare.

curious

June 1st, 2012
2:26 pm

This reminds me of the Nazi’s and Communist’s rallies before Hilter managed to silence them and all other political parties.

Now that a precedent has been set (no evidence I’ve seen where Obama has paid people to shout down the Romney campaign), this has the potential of getting out of hand quick.

jm

June 1st, 2012
2:27 pm

“That seemed unlikely. ”

Hardly. Both sides have been using that strategy. And if we want to get into who did what first, Obama started all this by sending hecklers to hassle Romney.

Romney is merely returning fire with fire.

Jay

June 1st, 2012
2:27 pm

Yes, Matt, the Romney campaign has acknowledged as much. At least some of the folk were from Romney campaign HQ in Boston.

jm

June 1st, 2012
2:28 pm

“Now, if the Romney campaign has evidence”

Yeah. Ok, like they carry a badge saying: “I work for or volunteer for the Obama campaign”

Normal Free...Pro Human Rights Thug...And liking it!

June 1st, 2012
2:29 pm

Finn McCool (The System Isn't Broken; It's Fixed ~ from an Occupy sign)

June 1st, 2012
2:29 pm

Thulsa is confused.

Thulsa, it isn’t the libs who are dishing it out, it’s the Cons.

elgrunir

June 1st, 2012
2:29 pm

Good ol’ Mitt just keeps the hits a-comin’.

Remember when Santorum dropped out of the race due to his daughter’s health issues? Mitt said, “Good! I like to win.

And people think this guy gives two s***s about them…

jm

June 1st, 2012
2:29 pm

“or if it has evidence of an orchestrated effort by Obama supporters and campaign staff in other efforts, let’s see it.”

Because they obviously publish their plans publicly.

At least Romney is honest about it.

Jay

June 1st, 2012
2:30 pm

And now for the blame W responses in 3,2,1…

I’ll step up. Yes, largest recession since the Great Depression began in 2007 and has put the economy in the toilets not just here but worldwide. Thulsa would have us believe that the world began anew in January 2009 and no mention can be made of He Who Must Not Be Blamed.

Which is telling in its own right. If Republicans were comfortable with the legacy that Bush left, they’d have no trouble whatsoever in bringing it up and celebrating it.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

June 1st, 2012
2:31 pm

I guess you had to get a blog on line and since you can not talk about unemployment …

By “not talk about employment”, do you mean this?

http://blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blog/2012/06/01/latest-jobs-data-say/

Open mouth, insert foot, chew vigorously….

skipper

June 1st, 2012
2:31 pm

@Jay: gloves are off!
And thankfully, Pelosi and Frank won’t be factors! (Georgians ought to like them in a way, though; those two made Carter look like a good prez………………)

jm

June 1st, 2012
2:31 pm

“This is barely June, people.”

It is going to get messy publicly. Behind the tactics, both candidates are decent people.

One of them is seriously misguided on what is needed to fix this country (that would be Obama).

Finn McCool (The System Isn't Broken; It's Fixed ~ from an Occupy sign)

June 1st, 2012
2:31 pm

td, and jm, those people weren’t paid by the opposition to be there.

Can’t you see the difference? People are always going to show up and heckel. But paying a group to do it professionally?

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

June 1st, 2012
2:31 pm

Saw this yesterday and didn’t really want to believe it.

Frankly I wonder does this make the Romney campaign the pimps or the ho’s?

Keep Up the Good Fight!

June 1st, 2012
2:31 pm

No gloves? Seems they are just flinging the poo barehanded with the same hands they eat from.

Very presidential to send directly send in people to “silence” your competition. Bush made sure his locales were filled only with those who agreed with him. Romney takes it a step further… sheesh.

Mick

June 1st, 2012
2:33 pm

jm

The mittsiah will heal you…

sooth

There is too much at stake to go back to failed republican ideology, it needs to be thrown into the dustbin of history, permanently…

Finn McCool (The System Isn't Broken; It's Fixed ~ from an Occupy sign)

June 1st, 2012
2:33 pm

omg, jm, you have no proof and now you are calling them a liar….without any proof?

What an honorable person you are, jm!

Romney Refusing To Say The Name George W Bush Referring To Him As The Predecessor

June 1st, 2012
2:33 pm

jm

June 1st, 2012
2:33 pm

“If Republicans were comfortable with the legacy that Bush left, they’d have no trouble whatsoever in bringing it up and celebrating it.”

I’m not a Republican. But I’ll say he did the best he could with a Democratic congress and a gutless Republican one. Bush tried to reform Fannie and Freddie and was blocked by Democrats. But we’ve already been over this.

Rightwing Troll

June 1st, 2012
2:33 pm

“If Republicans were comfortable with the legacy that Bush left, they’d have no trouble whatsoever in bringing it up and celebrating it.”

Who??!?? Bush left office in 1992… what does he have to do with 2009?

Soothsayer

June 1st, 2012
2:34 pm

Am I the only one who finds exquisite irony in the fact that when the shyte hit the fan, and the RepugNOwecan’ts destroyed the economy, that serendipidously, along comes the perfect “whipping boy” in Barack Obama.

Yes, W’s sins were absolved and Obama was sacrificed on the RepugNOwecan’t altar of false blame and they have “whipped” him mercilessly ever since.

So, RepugNOwecan’ts, maybe your big chance is coming. I hope you do better than your last offering.

Finn McCool (The System Isn't Broken; It's Fixed ~ from an Occupy sign)

June 1st, 2012
2:34 pm

Yeah, remember how Bush wouldn’t let any non-republicans into his rallies and speeches?

LOL. Skeered or what?

td

June 1st, 2012
2:34 pm

Finn McCool,

So union members are not paid to go and protest at Republican rallies? You can say this with a straight face?

Joe Hussein Mama

June 1st, 2012
2:35 pm

jm — “Bush tried to reform Fannie and Freddie and was blocked by Democrats. But we’ve already been over this.”

Indeed we have, but you keep bringing it up as if something’s changed since the last time we discussed it.

ragnar danneskjold

June 1st, 2012
2:36 pm

Gee, next you’ll be telling us that Obama’s money-people backed the “Occupy” movement. Nahh, we won’t hear that here.

Soothsayer

June 1st, 2012
2:36 pm

“If Republicans were comfortable with the legacy that Bush left, they’d have no trouble whatsoever in bringing it up and celebrating it.”

Maybe that’s why you see ol’ King Dumbass the First out there stumpin’ all over the place for Dumbney.

Recon 0311 2533

June 1st, 2012
2:36 pm

Ah poor Axelfraud. More left wing hypocrisy.

He Who Must Not Be Blamed

June 1st, 2012
2:37 pm

Darth Cheney did it.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

June 1st, 2012
2:38 pm

It’s Jimmy Carter’s fault.

Normal Free...Pro Human Rights Thug...And liking it!

June 1st, 2012
2:38 pm

Name calling Del? Is that all you have?

Common Sense isn't very Common

June 1st, 2012
2:38 pm

Nice move Mitt.

I knew you were out of touch with us commoners, but this is still pretty low.

Soothsayer

June 1st, 2012
2:39 pm

“There is too much at stake to go back to failed republican ideology, it needs to be thrown into the dustbin of history, permanently…”

Try explaining that to the third-grade populace of the United States.

td

June 1st, 2012
2:40 pm

It appears to me that the Romney campaign is very well organized and knows the playbook of the Chicago thug tactics very well. They are prepared and will not back down like McCain did. Someone said that it is only June and this nasty. I have predicted for months that this would be the meanest, nastiest campaign since Andrew Jackson. We may even see rioting in October if Obama is behind in the polls.

@ Jay,

I think it would be a great blog for the upcoming election if you would go back and write a blog about some of the tactics in the Andrew Jackson campaign.

Mick

June 1st, 2012
2:40 pm

sooth

“Never give up, never surrender”.

josef

June 1st, 2012
2:41 pm

“And at some point you say, ‘You know what, sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.”

Wasn’t there a recipe for that downstairs…?

Anyway, that’s pretty much the case here. Heckling is a fine old political tradition and, I would argue, a good one, you know, the voice of the people. And why shouldn’t they go pro? All other sports have. And planted hecklers? That’s no news either. Starting with Adams and coming forward. Besides, who says Mitt and Barry aren’t creating jobs.

But, well, we might want to reconsider…M and B could close down our beloved blog in a minute just by sending a recruiter…

AU Liberal in ATL

June 1st, 2012
2:41 pm

Romney’s propensity to lie and his obvious ease at doing it makes me sick. He’s no prize. A Romney presidency would be nothing more than a return to the Bush, Rove, Cheney fiasco. Just what the country needs.

deegee

June 1st, 2012
2:41 pm

It’s 2012 and my 86 year old mother who keeps Fox News turned on 24X7 because she wants Fox to have good ratings, and electricity is included in her monthly rent at the old folks home; still blames the whole mess on Barney Frank. And that’s just the way it is in the land of the Wingnuts.

skipper

June 1st, 2012
2:41 pm

@td…..right on; Unions started off as a decent thing……..now, 364 paid vacation days a year, higher pay for less work, and lifetime benefits for part-time effort are what they morphed into. Started off as a way to treat labor fairly, and turned into a monster that is uncontrollable. Yeah, Obama bailed out the auto folks, after the Unions had a big part in helping them get into the mess to begin with!

Matt

June 1st, 2012
2:42 pm

Thanks for clarifying that Jay. I don’t agree with your politics but I agree that there is something distasteful about sending paid employees to disupt another candidate’s event. Sets a bad precedent for a campaign that already promises to be vicious.

AU Liberal in ATL

June 1st, 2012
2:42 pm

I’d refer to him as an a-hole, but that would be an insult to a-holes everywhere.

josef

June 1st, 2012
2:42 pm

IMAN

Did the heckler call him a Delusional Lickspittle? :-)

Jay

June 1st, 2012
2:42 pm

“We may even see rioting in October if Obama is behind in the polls.”

The right does love its riot-porn fantasies, doesn’t it? As I recall, the closest thing to a riot in the hard-fought 2000 election was the infamous “Brooks Brothers riot” down in Florida.

AU Liberal in ATL

June 1st, 2012
2:44 pm

Sounds like skipper is talking about elected officials…part time work, life time benefits, etc, etc, etc….

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

June 1st, 2012
2:44 pm

I have predicted for months that this would be the meanest, nastiest campaign since Andrew Jackson.

You also predicted that gasoline prices would continue to rise to $5-6 a gallon by the Nov. election.

Don’t quit your day job. Prognostication is not your forte.

Jay

June 1st, 2012
2:45 pm

No, Josef, it was pretty vile and vulgar. Let’s just say it would be a triple-lifetime banning offense here.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

June 1st, 2012
2:45 pm

td

“We may even see rioting in October if Obama is behind in the polls.”

and what, pray tell will we see if Romney is behind? A repeat of the Gabby Giffords shooting?

What the hell is wrong with you?

markie mark

June 1st, 2012
2:45 pm

anybody hear about the latest thing to do to conservative bloggers?? its called “swatting”….now there is a political tactic….yet the AJC says nothing….

Welcome to the Occupation

June 1st, 2012
2:45 pm

But by sending paid operatives to disrupt the Axelrod event, and by bragging about it afterward, Romney is setting a dangerously confrontational tone, and he’s doing it from the very top.

The staggering, historic level of Romney’s cynicism is apparent not so much in the tactics employed by his people and affiliates, but as you say, in Romney’s obvious cavalier attitude towards them. That was also in evidence in the Romney campaign’s deliberate distortion of words by Obama during the McCain campaign in a tv ad that blatantly took them out of context – and then showed not the slightest bit of shame about it. If lack of shame shows a lack of any compunction or the presence of any values of self-restraint, then Romney marks the arrival of uninhibited nihilism at the highest level in America. At least Nixon had enough of it to try to hide his misdeeds.

The heckling, by the way, is just one or two steps from Munich circa 1930.

Recon 0311 2533

June 1st, 2012
2:45 pm

Moronic attacks on Bush as a diversion away form the dismal record of this failed president. Bush saw the country through the recession that began on Clinton’s watch, 9-11 and Katrina. The economy on Bush’s watch did well until the meltdown in 08 resulting from the housing bubble that can’t be laid at GWB’s feet. Blame for the housing bubble touches both party’s and many others.

Mick

June 1st, 2012
2:46 pm

Jay – those thugs were dispatched by tom delay – bug exterminator..good riddance…

Adam

June 1st, 2012
2:47 pm

Asked for evidence that the Obama campaign is sending hecklers to Romney events, Romney staffers identified an incident at a New York City firehouse in which a press conference with former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani was interrupted by heckling.

That incident in New York was indeed regrettable.
However, the sole rude and vulgar heckler turned out to be an Occupy Wall Street activist who had heard about the event and hustled over to interrupt it. What she did was way out of line, but there is no evidence whatsoever tying her to the Obama campaign or organization.

Seems to me the reason he uses this example is because he thinks Occupy is the same as Obama supporter. And Obama supporter is the same as Obama campaign. or something.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

June 1st, 2012
2:49 pm

…the recession that began on Clinton’s watch…

Not according to the NBER, the organization that is tasked to make that official call.

Mick

June 1st, 2012
2:49 pm

recon

So, in other words, bush is not responsible for any of this inherited mess? Two unfunded wars, two irresponsible tax cuts, medicare part d, looking the other way with regulation of enron, oil companies, and wall street? What a guy, left the country strong and growing…yeah right-

Soothsayer

June 1st, 2012
2:50 pm

Adam

June 1st, 2012
2:50 pm

Thulsa: This time we are taking the gloves off. Gonna fight fire with fire so get used to it libs and deal with it. If the libs can dish it out you better be able to take it too.

You’re still not getting it. Romney SENT people, ON PURPOSE. Obama has not been shown to do any such thing. Plus, do you think the Romney campaign wouldn’t have noticed if someone was actually an Obama operative? The whole US would know that person’s name and address by now if that were actually true, and that person would be plastered on Fox News for weeks.

Recon 0311 2533

June 1st, 2012
2:50 pm

“Name calling Del? Is that all you have?”

Sorry if I hurt your feelings Normal but go pout and cry a little, I’m sure you’ll get over it.

Adam

June 1st, 2012
2:50 pm

Thulsa: And don’t think yet another embarrassingly dismal jobs report isn’t going to be waved in your face all day long. It is.

Duh. The BLS is OBVIOUSLY in the pocket of the Romney campaign and Roger Ailes, as they’ve just given Fox News and Romney a WHOLE MONTH’S WORTH of material.

Mitt Romney Latino Vote

June 1st, 2012
2:50 pm

josef

June 1st, 2012
2:51 pm

JAY

Jokes aside, what did the heckler say, catch me up…

Joe Hussein Mama

June 1st, 2012
2:52 pm

Recon — “Bush saw the country through the recession that began on Clinton’s watch, 9-11 and Katrina. The economy on Bush’s watch did well until the meltdown in 08 resulting from the housing bubble that can’t be laid at GWB’s feet.”

I can’t even begin to list all the things that are wrong with this.

josef

June 1st, 2012
2:52 pm

NORMAL

And when you go pouting, don’t forget to take you paper dolls.. :-)

Adam

June 1st, 2012
2:52 pm

Matt: Do you know for a fact that they were paid operatives as opposed to concerned citizens volunteering their time Jay?

Do you think anyone would go to an Axelrod event WITHOUT at least their expenses being paid?

Heck, *I* would go heckle Obama if they’d pay for my expenses including missed time from work.

Thulsa Doom

June 1st, 2012
2:52 pm

” Can you tag european problems on obama too or are they the result of a severe economic implosion from 08″

Mick,

As Ronald Reagan would say there ya go again. I guess we can add Europe to Obama’s list of excuses for FAILURE along with ATMS, the Arab spring, tsunamis, oil spills, earthquakes, etc.

Am I leaving anything out? Cause this guy has more excuses than Carter has peanuts.

Joe Hussein Mama

June 1st, 2012
2:53 pm

MR LV — “Will Latinos endorse Mitt?”

Imigracion NO!

Voto Romney 2012

:D

Jay

June 1st, 2012
2:53 pm

Marky, that’s a despicable tactic and I hope they catch the jerks involved and punish them as hard as the law allows.

Don’t know what else to say, except that it’s important to distinguish between the tactics of a few fringe nuts and the tactics of the party’s nominee for president of the United States.

Other than that, yeah, they’re pretty much the same.

Soothsayer

June 1st, 2012
2:53 pm

Adam

June 1st, 2012
2:54 pm

jm: Yeah. Ok, like they carry a badge saying: “I work for or volunteer for the Obama campaign”

Again, do you think the Romney campaign wouldn’t have identified the people heckling them and letting everyone know how victimized they are BY the Obama campaign if it was actually someone from the Obama campaign?

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

June 1st, 2012
2:54 pm

Jokes aside, what did the heckler say, catch me up…

Just click on the blue words in the body of Jay’s piece and you can see for yourself.

Thulsa Doom

June 1st, 2012
2:54 pm

“Duh. The BLS is OBVIOUSLY in the pocket of the Romney campaign and Roger Ailes, as they’ve just given Fox News and Romney a WHOLE MONTH’S WORTH of material.”

The BLS is in the back pocket of Romney, Roger Ailes, and the Repubs? Of course they are.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

June 1st, 2012
2:55 pm

Well, I wish both sides would stop interfering with campaign events. It makes the canadates look like a horse’s patootie.

Anyway, far as I can see, the race is over. Mr. Mormon Underpants ought to win about 46 states. That’s what I get from Fox News and they wouldn’t lie. I don’t even see why the Muslim Usurper don’t just resign right now and turn the White House over without waiting for the election. Fox News already knows the outcome. All those poll people and librul stations and papers are just lying like a cheap rug.

Have a good weekend everybody and I hope somebody plays some Tom T. Hall for me tonight. Watermelon Wine would be nice.

Adam

June 1st, 2012
2:55 pm

Jay: Which is telling in its own right. If Republicans were comfortable with the legacy that Bush left, they’d have no trouble whatsoever in bringing it up and celebrating it.

Which is why they keep trying to blame the tax cuts on Obama. Because they know it’s bad policy.

td

June 1st, 2012
2:55 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

June 1st, 2012
2:44 pm

I have predicted for months that this would be the meanest, nastiest campaign since Andrew Jackson.

You also predicted that gasoline prices would continue to rise to $5-6 a gallon by the Nov. election.

Don’t quit your day job. Prognostication is not your fo

Not true. I said IF then Obama would not get elected.

Recon 0311 2533

June 1st, 2012
2:55 pm

Mick,

The left loves to use “inherited mess” as does their leader. The mess was inherited from both party’s and Obama has taken his inherited mess and hasn’t been able to resolve it. Additionally, he hasn’t even been able to gain the cooperation from many within his own party.

Mick

June 1st, 2012
2:55 pm

doom

Can you see the irony here? All you can do is blame, doesn’t matter what the cause is, your side is fixated on blame because it makes life easier for your failures. Guess what? The joke is on you…aside from that, let’s get this party started…

Jay

June 1st, 2012
2:56 pm

Josef, follow the link above. New York magazine can publish words that I cannot.

Thulsa Doom

June 1st, 2012
2:56 pm

Obama has not been shown to do any such thing.- Adam

Adam,

Of course not. The tooth fairy sends Dem minions to do its bidding. The Dem party and their illustrious leader Mr. Obama have nothing to do with it whatsoever. Nada, zero, zilch.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

June 1st, 2012
2:57 pm

Let’s not forget why Romney sent his goon squads….because talking about his Bain experience is “unfair” [cue the whine] and now because he does not want people to hear about his years as governor in Mass. Seems the only experience Romney wants to talk about is taking false credit for things Obama actually did.

Adam

June 1st, 2012
2:57 pm

josef: Besides, who says Mitt and Barry aren’t creating jobs.

New bumper sticker: Romney: Creating jobs one heckler at a time

:D

Mick

June 1st, 2012
2:57 pm

recon

Well, I’ll meet you half way, that’s better than no way. Yes, it’s alot more complicated than any single person. Still, the fix is going to take more time, no matter who is at the top…

No está mal, la pronunciación muy bien... para la próxima, más valentía y a decir algo más largo en español. ¡Suerte!

June 1st, 2012
2:58 pm