Romney did just fine, but a game-changer? No

Meh.

Mitt Romney did a competent job of presenting himself as a competent candidate Thursday night. He humanized himself, presenting a side of himself that most Americans had not seen, and he competently delivered the standard conservative critique of the perceived shortcomings of Barack Obama in largely positive, unthreatening tones.

He also didn’t keep the fact-checkers busy deep into the night, as his running mate Paul Ryan had the evening before, largely because his speech lacked details or specifics. That’s fine; he and his speechwriters had clearly decided to hit on big themes and to stress the candidate’s softer, more humane side, and again, they succeeded in doing so. But I’m doubtful that the American people came away wowed by the performance or by Romney himself.

The talk of the night, instead, focused on Clint Eastwood and his empty chair. They were clearly the weirdest tandem of the evening, which is saying something when Newt and Callista are also on the bill.

– Jay Bookman

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Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

August 31st, 2012
12:40 am

The talk of the night, instead, focused on Clint Eastwood and his empty chair.

The talk should be about mental illness care. That was just creepy.

Oscar

August 31st, 2012
12:47 am

Have not heard any good reports about Romney’s speech. Nothing bad, just not anything good
I’m a nice guy, and you should vote for me.
Nothing to get excited about.
And no ideas that would work either.

GDawg

August 31st, 2012
12:54 am

Anything from this sight it going to downplay the Republican Nomination. The Clint Eastwood skit was right on time! He is an Actor. What happened to the left’s ability to recognize theater? Oh yeah, that’s only when you are beating the drum of the left-winged agenda. The Republican may not win but it will be only to the demise of the Democratic Party if they don’t. I have said this since late 2007… The only way to shelter your wealth is to move it overseas. Once the American public understands the error of their ways, we can move money back here…a little at a time. You poor little people will understand after a LOOONGGG time of poverty. Stay stupid and be broke or lower the tax rate and see prosperity. You”ve lost a lot of money…let’s see how long it takes to recover it.

Steve-USA "None of the Above"

August 31st, 2012
12:56 am

“When someone does not do the job, you have got to let them go.” ~ Clint

Preach it Clint!

Jm

August 31st, 2012
12:56 am

I found Clint’s serious statements that were interlaced within the schtick to be reasonable and well spoken.

“it’s time to try someone else”

I thought Romney and Rubio did fine and the appeals to minorities were great to see also.

Too bad there wasn’t a single serious thought out of the liberal cabal here during the night. Not a surprise there though.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

August 31st, 2012
12:58 am

Too bad there wasn’t a single serious thought out of the liberal cabal here during the night.

Toodles

Jm

August 31st, 2012
12:58 am

Steve USA bingo

ken

August 31st, 2012
12:59 am

All of the people that have spoken the last two days have shown optimism. Can’t wait for the change of attitude in Washington.

Thulsa Doom- pompous ass extraordinaire

August 31st, 2012
12:59 am

Jm,

They had plenty of hate. Even more so than usual. Never thought I would see so many people saying that Clint Eastwood is mentally ill. Sick. I did expect all the personal attacks on Romney and Ryan. We got plenty of that.

Steve-USA "None of the Above"

August 31st, 2012
1:03 am

Clint is 82 years old. I guess some people just hate senior citizens, especially ones like Clint that work harder then they do.

Thulsa Doom- pompous ass extraordinaire

August 31st, 2012
1:04 am

“The talk should be about mental illness care. That was just creepy.”

Hmm. Reminds me of my Armstrong post. Stay classy libs.

President Oblama

August 31st, 2012
1:08 am

Jay, you and Luckovich can pick up your weekly checks tomorrow.

Thulsa Doom- pompous ass extraordinaire

August 31st, 2012
1:08 am

Steve- USA,

The suggestion of mental illness on Clint Eastwood is bad enough and pretty lowdown. But on the previous blog one of them was attacking Ryan’s kids and calling them brats. They’re stooping pretty low with the personal attacks. Sad to see.

getalife

August 31st, 2012
1:13 am

I wonder who was in that chair in clint’s brain?

Class of '98

August 31st, 2012
1:17 am

Clint was hilarious…. “Oprah cried”. That killed me.

All you liberal columnists had your “Romney’s Speech Underwhelmed” columns typed up and ready before he even took the stage.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

August 31st, 2012
1:17 am

Steve-USA, you seem rather mean… is the 2012 election rhetoric affecting you that much?

Tom(Independent Viet Vet,USAF)

August 31st, 2012
1:21 am

82 yr old people should be able to say what they want, they have earned that right in their life.Clint Eastwood will be remember just as John Wayne and Michael Jackson will.

getalife

August 31st, 2012
1:27 am

As far as the speech, standing up there in front of millions of people and telling them why you want to be President is something most of us could never do.

He offered us nothing new but the same old gop ideology.

Class of '98

August 31st, 2012
1:27 am

What will Obama speak about next week? Hope? A little late for that. Change? Gosh, I hope and pray he talks about change. George Bush? Almost certainly. Todd Akin? Without a doubt.

Within minutes of his conclusion, liberal journalists all over the country will publish columns that gush about his moving, insightful, uplifting message. It will be the Gettysburg Address part II, no matter what he says.

Jay is already working on his.

Vast Right Wing Conspiracy (aka "Knuckle-Dragger")

August 31st, 2012
1:57 am

Compared to the manchurian candidate, a rottweiler would sound just fine. Can’t wait for the freak show that will be Charlotte.

Mary Elizabeth

August 31st, 2012
3:08 am

I must point out much duplicity, and some arrogance, within Romney’s speech. See below:

(1) Romney: “This is when our nation was supposed to start paying down the national debt and rolling back those massive deficits.”

(A 14 Trillion Dollar Debt as of July, 2011, with only 1 and 1/2 Trillion because of Obama’s policies – according to Bruce Bartlett, Dep. Secy. of Treasury, under President George H.W. Bush)
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(2) Romney: “And I don’t doubt for a second that Neil Armstrong’s spirit is still with us: that unique blend of optimism, humility and the utter confidence that when the world needs someone to do the really big stuff, you need an American.”

(Double Meaning Intended. Romney misses entirely the arrogance – and irony – of his statement, framed around the word, “humility.” I don’t think Americans are the only people in this world who can do something “really big.” That is simply arrogance. Why not build commonalities and collaboration with others on this globe, instead of continuing to perpetuate the hierarchial mindset of American superiority? Other meaning: A nuanced toss to the Birthers, i.e., Obama is not really “an American.”)
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(3) Romney: “He took office without the basic qualification that most Americans have and one that was essential to his task. He had almost no experience working in a business. Jobs to him are about government.”

(That statement shows blatantly Romney’s hierarchial view of human beings. Romney implies that “government jobs” are less valuable than “business jobs.” I do not perceive that service-oriented jobs, such as teaching, have less value than jobs in business.)
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(4) Romney: “President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet. MY promise…is to help you and your family.”

(Romney mocks science, climate change, and conservation of the Earth’s natural resources. Romney’s values do not embrace all of mine. I believe all people on the planet share a common interest in being caretakers, together, of our environment; we are not simply interested in ourselves and our own families. Human beings can encompass, and develop, commonality and common interests with all others on the planet, as well as safeguard their own self-interests.)
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(5) Romeny: “And does the America we want succumb to resentment and division? We know the answer.”

(Yes, we do know the answer. As Sen.Mitch McConnell said years ago, “Our (Republican) goal is to make sure that Barack Obama is a one-term president.”)
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(6) Romney: “And let me make this very clear – unlike President Obama, I will not raise taxes on the middle class.” “Today more Americans wake up in poverty than ever before. Nearly one out of six Americans is living in poverty. Look around you. These are not strangers. These are our brothers and sisters, our fellow Americans.”

(Totally duplicitous. Republicans have not attempted to create programs to help those in poverty, and their policies have hurt the middle class. Anyone who seriously believes Romney is looking out for the interests of the middle class, or for the poor, is fooling him or herself. Romney’s interests are with big business.)
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(7) Romney: “The President has disappointed America because he hasn’t led America in the right direction.”

President Obama has led this nation out of a near Depression; he has achieved a health care program for all; he is not trying to dismantle Medicare and Social Security, and he is creating a more egalitarian nation and world. I would say that President Obama is leading America in exactly the right direction, which Gov. Romney has little sensitivity toward, or understanding of.

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There are many more duplicitous statements in Romney’s speech. One was his stating that President Obama’s does not value “success.” President Obama’s life story has been one of success. And, it was not the Obama economy that “crushed the middle class,” as Romney said, but the Bush administration’s policies of cutting taxes and starting wars which ran up the deficit (and that, also, encouraged cuts to “entitlements”) and that culminated in the Great Recession, which has “crushed the middle class.”
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See link below for Gov. Romney’s full speech.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/31/us/politics/romneys-speech-to-the-republican-convention.html?pagewanted=all

Joseph

August 31st, 2012
5:01 am

He did a great job outlining the failed policies of the Oblama administration. There was one distinct thing different with Romney than there was with McCain. I couldn’t watch McCain’s speech because it was an old man bumbling through a speech. Romney on the other hand is full of energy and has the look and sound of a President. The utter terror that you and your ilk have when Romney is on stage with Obama is a joy. I flipped over after Romney’s speech and watched a little MESSNBC just to get a good laugh before bed. They were literally going into convulsions. Especially King Buffoon Chris Matthews and token race hustler Al Sharpton….

Child, please

August 31st, 2012
5:04 am

“Competent” would be a big step up from the last 3 1/2 years. Addition by subtraction

Joseph

August 31st, 2012
5:05 am

Class of ‘98:

Of course they already had their scripts ready. Romney can save three folks from chocking and a baby drowning and the loony libs wouldn’t give him credit. Just watch MESSNBC. If you turn it on and they have drool running down the side of their face then yes. He did great. And that’s what happened…

Cherokee

August 31st, 2012
5:27 am

Thanks Mary Elizabeth. Good analysis.

Not that it will matter much to the terrified cons who’ve posted so far on this thread.

nelson

August 31st, 2012
5:44 am

There is still something nebulous and undefined about election for president coming up. Clearly a man with business experience like Mitt is needed. The picture will become clearer as the time to vote nears. The populace wants a man that takes his coat and tie off and sits down at the lunch counter,this is highly appealing. And of course the first lady getting to meet the tourists strolling through the visitors section of the White House.
the folksy downtown kind of family that gets right in there with the people.
None of that says one word about how well the country is doing under his leadership. It very well be that the populace has given up on the economy, the deficit and just settled for a really personable fella that promises hope.
He has made hope almost a commodity that can be purchased like cornflakes.
It really is time to see results, always looking ahead for the undefinable something, people want it now.

Closing of RNC

August 31st, 2012
5:45 am

As the Republican National Convention comes to a close, here is a compiled list of the unstated:

1. “Social” issues. In 1992, a rudderless Bush One reelection campaign turned the GOP convention over to the abortion/traditional family crowd. It was a disaster. Republicans ever since have tried to tone it down, with mixed success. In Tampa, there has been barely a mention of those issues. Even Mike Huckabee toned it down — and did not mention his good friend Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri. No reference to gay marriage or traditional marriage. Nearly no mention of abortion.

2. Sarah Palin. Even Fox TV banned her for one night of the convention, a remarkable editorial coincidence.

3. Romneycare. Even though Mitt brags about it selectively on the campaign trail, his health care program in Massachusetts has not received a mention here. The reason is obvious: He’s running against Obamacare, which was modeled on his own. Wouldn’t be prudent.

4. The GOP’s spending/budget record 2001-2008. During George W. Bush’s presidency, more than $3 trillion was added to the debt. Paul Ryan voted for most of the measures that made up that total. In his speech on Wednesday, he made passing reference to the Bush spending, but not to his own role.

5. Immigration. The divisive issue is verboten here and for good reason: Romney is way behind among Hispanics, disastrously so. He is 5 percentage points behind in Florida, and Nevada and Colorado are in danger, too. I saw Sheriff Joe Arpaio on the floor the other night, but no one was giving him high fives and he was nowhere near the stage.

6. Lack of diversity. There have been plenty of persons of color at the podium, nearly as many as there are in the hall. It is, frankly, a white-on-white crowd. And the GOP, for better or worse, does not seem to mind. It’s not that they don’t want more diversity; they just aren’t for the kind of methodical outreach that accelerates it. They think their ideas are enough. At least that’s the generous interpretation.

7. War in Afghanistan. Last night I watched a stirring and, at the same time, heartbreaking color guard of amputee vets bring Old Glory on stage. That was about the only reminder of the war. Or the trillions that have been spent since 9/11.

8. Foreign policy. Except for Condi Rice’s speech, and then only partially. And just one mention of Osama bin Laden, by Romney himself, for the obvious reason that President Obama got him and President Bush did not.

9. Bushes. Except for Jeb and a short video on the Georges.

10. Seamus.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/howard-fineman/rnc-unspoken-message_b_1845193.html

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August 31st, 2012
6:04 am

Good morning all y’all…

To anyone who has read Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” Should remember one lesson that He taught.

Marc Antoni allowed Brutus to speak first. Brutus did a good job in vilifying Caesar and made good points. But Antoni spoke last. He too did a good job in showing Caesar’s other side. The point is this. The last words spoken are the words most remembered. Could the RNC have been Brutus’s speech? We will see…On to the DNC!

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August 31st, 2012
6:21 am

Karl Marx

August 31st, 2012
6:23 am

“largely because his speech lacked details or specifics” Really? Much Like Obama’s Shovel Ready Projects” What we missed is Obama’s Shovel Ready Project was us. Time to realize our mistake, fire Obama, and move on.

Ol' Timer

August 31st, 2012
6:35 am

The desire to know about Romney’s finances and taxes will not go away. It will follow him into the Oval Office if he’s elected and will come back to bite him in the butt. There is a deviousness and secrecy about the man that causes the few remaining hairs on my head to tingle.

Mark my word, the end of the story has not been written and the unwillingness of the Republican Party to require disclosure will be their undoing. If this was not the case, the mere unfolding of his tax returns would blow Harry Reid and the DNC completely out of the water.

“You people” are buying a pig in a poke.

Peadawg

August 31st, 2012
6:36 am

Any picture of Romney reading from a – gasp! – teleprompter, Jay? That picture of Paul Ryan was hilarious.

Peadawg

August 31st, 2012
6:38 am

http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/31/politics/five-things-from-rnc/index.html

Well here we go. The video shows Clint Eastwood using a teleprompter.

Reagans ghost

August 31st, 2012
6:38 am

Competent? That’s what we don’t have now. The guy in there is a pure light weight. proof is in the pudding.

weetamoe

August 31st, 2012
6:41 am

I will take competent over what is sitting on the throne in the White House now.. And if— because he is ruthless enough to try anything to stay—but if he leaves he can take his throne with him.
Clint was playing a role, based on his own script as usual, and was very effective if you *got it.*

kayaker 71

August 31st, 2012
6:42 am

Best line of the night….”You want me to do what to myself”?

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August 31st, 2012
6:47 am

Forgot the pic…it’s what i get for having to get up at 0415…

anyway, Friends…

http://cheezburger.com/6550315520

Gordon

August 31st, 2012
6:50 am

I can’t wait to hear Obama’s case for remaining as president. I certainly haven’t heard it up to now. All I’ve heard is “Romeny is rich, and rich people are mean”. This is even more juvenile than the “Hope and Change” of four years ago.

I’ll admit it – George W Bush was a poor president and I would have voted for Obama over him if Bush had been on the ballot. But now its time to admit Obama has been a poor president and give someone else a chance. Obama did inherit a tough situation and should not be judged on the fact that there have been tough times under his watch – it would have been that way with anyone. But he should be judged on what he has done while president, and on that his record is very poor.

How many things would he have done differently if he had inherited a great economic situation? He still would have tried to force an unpopular health care law down our throats and done nothing to deal with our spending problem at the federal level. In fact, the economic problems are probably the only thing that limited him in that area at all.

He is simply not a good leader, and his policies do not work. I have reservations about Romney (tax cuts), but his will be better than Obama. We need to go in a different direction.

Shaun

August 31st, 2012
6:57 am

you pubs are dumber than I thought. This idiot has’nt release his taxes and you all are drinking the koolaid like its going out of style. What is he hiding? Just wait, this story is not over, and full disclosure is important in this race. Obama 12.

WAW

August 31st, 2012
6:59 am

What Mitt or Clint said last night makes no difference. The speech that matters come today in Jackson Hole when Fed Chief Bernanke lets Wall Street know whether or not it will get even more welfare handouts of funny money. Until State Farm, American Express and GMAC “banks” are brought back under the government control (rather than self policed), what the (R)’s and (D)’’s do is all smoke and mirrors.

TaxPayer

August 31st, 2012
7:07 am

Mitt did not even save the Olympics as he claims. He ran to the fed and begged for 1.5 billion dollars of taxpayer money to pay for his waste. Mitt even used taxpayer dollars to build a road for a millionaire during the Olympics. Mitt spent more US tax dollars on the Utah games than had been spent on the previous seven US Olympic games.

Reagans ghost

August 31st, 2012
7:10 am

Butts beginning to pucker tighter in the white house.

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August 31st, 2012
7:18 am

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

August 31st, 2012
7:19 am

Taxpayer

Saved the Olympics – with a Federal Bailout

Saved Bain – with a Federal Bailout too!

Yep, he built that.

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August 31st, 2012
7:19 am

RNC can’t talk about her…the most powerful Latina in the USA…

http://cheezburger.com/6552857088

Simple Truths

August 31st, 2012
7:19 am

You know, at times when Mitt turned sideways last night, he looked like Ron Popeil.

Steve-USA "None of the Above"

August 31st, 2012
7:23 am

Kam – “Steve-USA, you seem rather mean… is the 2012 election rhetoric affecting you that much?”

That’s funny, Kam calls Clint Eastwood mentally ill and then says I am mean. LOL

Rightwing Troll

August 31st, 2012
7:23 am

“Stay stupid and be broke or lower the tax rate and see prosperity. ”

12 years of low taxes and where are we exactly???

Jack

August 31st, 2012
7:30 am

I enjoyed Eastwood’s appearance last night. His long training in his field put everyone at ease and his recognition that Obama had his chance and it’s time to move on was appropriate. We have a number of qualified governors that could lead us out of the total chaos of the Obama administration. President Romney will give us good leadership.

GT

August 31st, 2012
7:32 am

There use to be an old TV show, “What’s my line?” where you guessed what a person did for a living. Romney would have been a very difficult guest. He would have never given a hint who he was, probably complained about the lighting, the temperature in the room always changing the direction of the conversation.

He is literally running on nothing but yelling fire in a theater. I wonder if he has even thought if he won what will happen to this country. If he can’t deliver which I think the odds are great he can’t, this country will be rioting in the streets. They don’t like his to start with, everything he has mention as a spark of hope has been tried before and has brought us to this shipwreck. He goes in being the most unpopular nominee in the history of presidential politics, his failure will rank him with Grant, Nixon and Bush. I just wonder if the Tea Party will be as destructive for him as they have been to the country so far. If so he will be isolated and has no charisma to lead that way. It will be very ugly and for once really scary for this country.

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

August 31st, 2012
7:33 am

Serious question for the right siders

Ryan’s plan has the budget balanced in 2040.

I do a lot of requirement documents and we always have RISKS and DEPENDANCIES in those documents.

I don’t see any risks or dependancies listed in his plan. It is all unicorns and skittles.

The details of Romney’s plan I am still waiting for.

And remember guys need detailed plans and links to same.

Prove that you worked the problem (just like Algebra)

No Heritage links either.

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August 31st, 2012
7:34 am

“President Romney will give us good leadership.”

Only after he is told what to do by his bosses…

independent thinker

August 31st, 2012
7:37 am

Mary Elizabeth- very well done by quoting from the NY Times to the local populace is a stretch; much too complex for those with limited education.

DannyX

August 31st, 2012
7:37 am

A liar, an empty chair, an empty suit.

Ryan, Eastwood, Romney.

No bump for you. A small bounce maybe, but no bump.

DannyX

August 31st, 2012
7:39 am

Mystery guest still a mystery, people are saying “What was that????”

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

August 31st, 2012
7:42 am

Jack

Can’t agree with Eastwoods training in his field making everyone at ease.

It was creepy.

“Steve Schmidt, who ran John McCain’s campaign, said it was a mistake for Mitt Romney’s campaign to put Eastwood on the stage. “It was unfortunate he was out there,” Schmidt said on MSNBC. “He’s an 82-year-old man. We should give him a break.”

“Let me just say this is entertaining but holy hell it is weird,” said Erick Erickson, editor of the conservative Red State blog, said on Twitter.”

~USA Today

TaxPayer

August 31st, 2012
7:43 am

If Romney were elected and he upheld his campaign promise to use his experience at Bain to “help” our economy, then that means he would take our credit cards and run up a tab on each one of us for his own personal benefit and then turn around and advise us that we have a huge debt that we have to pay off and charge us an additional advisement fee for that advice. No thanks. We don’t need more of the Bush/Republican policies that nearly destroyed our economy the last time around.

Thomas heyward Jr

August 31st, 2012
7:44 am

Yea……….Romney did alright…………………………..for R&D Party Stepford-Borgs.
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Scary.

Reagans ghost

August 31st, 2012
7:45 am

Get ready. The great experiment is almost over. A non experienced left wing radical who is over his head and has no interest but ” my way or nothing” is almost over. Oh yes, there were problems when he arrived, but thinking the “government” can fix anything is a joke. This country is great because of her people and the private sector. Anyone with a brain can see it. Radical liberal agendas are foolish in a free market society. Like Rubio said, people want to come here to get away from people and policies like Obama’s.

GT

August 31st, 2012
7:48 am

Creepy the perfect adjective for Romney, really creepy.

Reagans ghost

August 31st, 2012
7:48 am

TaxPayer…. Give it a rest. Romney is not Bush……And Obama is certainly no Clinton.

bman

August 31st, 2012
7:49 am

I have a tough time attaching words like – creepy, weird, mental and has been- to people who are in their 80’s. Retirement homes for the elderly regularly open their doors for groups to drop by, visit, and brighten their day. Sounds like a weekend of fun for some of you guys.

DannyX

August 31st, 2012
7:50 am

Mystery speaker at the end.

How are you going to produce 12 million jobs?

Recon 0311 2533

August 31st, 2012
7:50 am

The Democrats have the problem that the public hasn’t been wowed by Obama’s performance.

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
7:52 am

Oh yes, there were problems when he arrived…

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

The Bushbots kill me.

Problems – the new Republispeak synonym for unmitigated serial disasters…

Mick

August 31st, 2012
7:55 am

Clint did himself or romney no favors, should have done what he does best and just made a short film for romney, as a live performer? It just didn’t work.
With everything the republicans are doing to suppress voter turnout and all the money romney has to spend, this election will be to close to call. Initially, I thought it would be like bush vs. kerry, with the incumbant pulling it out. Now, I think it will be more like bush vs. gore, which would be as equally a stunning mistake…

Thomas heyward Jr

August 31st, 2012
7:55 am

After Eastwood, They should have had Chris Christie dressed up as the “Outlaw Jersey Whale” yelling at some 90 lb chick or something.
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That would of raptured the folks.

TaxPayer

August 31st, 2012
7:57 am

Reagan’s Ghost,

Give it a rest. Bush and the Republicans nearly destroyed this great nation with their policies. President Obama was elected by a majority, one that obviously does not include you, to fix the mess and he is doing just that in spite of the minorty party’s best effort to stop him.

Reagans ghost

August 31st, 2012
7:57 am

buzz words for the DNC next week

1. It was worse than we thought
2. Drive the car in the ditch.
3. Don’t want my two daughters to have to live with a mistake
4. Not paying their fair share.
5. Tax cut for the rich while you struggle
6. Hang on, somebody on welfare and food stamps will give you a job soon
7. We have to pass it to see what’s in it.
8. Budgets are losers, spend baby spend.
9. Only 31 of fine military murdered this month while waiting 10 more months to leave with no mission or rules of engagement. Not bad.
10. I’m down to a 8 handicap, bout the same as the unemployment rate, so good news for all.
11. This stage I’m on tonight. We built that, you didn’t.

Thomas heyward Jr

August 31st, 2012
7:57 am

Or maybe Eastwood pointing his 357 magnum at some young Ron Paul supporter and ordering……………….”C’mom Punk, make my………………..medicaire payment”.

Mick

August 31st, 2012
7:58 am

heyward@7:55

That’s pretty damn funny!!

TaxPayer

August 31st, 2012
8:00 am

Thomas heyward Jr,

“make my medicare payment”

:lol:

Okay, that was a good one.

Thomas heyward Jr

August 31st, 2012
8:02 am

Frankly, I was completely surprised at the lack of War porn film footage.
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But then again, they would have to share some credit with obama there.

ByteMe - Political thug

August 31st, 2012
8:02 am

How terrible to have your grand speech upstaged by an old guy with an empty chair. What are people talking about this morning… the chair or Romney?

Sad for Romney. Can’t catch a break.

[...] Jay Bookman at The Atlanta Journal Constitution sums up most of the pundit reaction to Romney’s speech in his one word lede: Meh. [...]

Goldie

August 31st, 2012
8:03 am

I was having a hard time staying awake for the entirety of Mitt’s speech last night — please tell me, how many times did he mention the war in Afghanistan and our soldiers who continue with that thankless mission, and also did Mitt express any sympathy for our fellow Americans who this week are dealing with Hurricane Isaac and the devastation in the Gulf once again?

And Clint Eastwood… what a rambling disaster for Mitt during prime time TV! :)

Aquagirl

August 31st, 2012
8:04 am

How terrible to have your grand speech upstaged by an old guy with an empty chair.

That’s the excitement that is Mitt Romney.

barking frog

August 31st, 2012
8:05 am

Nothing new, nothing true.

BuckeyeInGa

August 31st, 2012
8:05 am

There is a lot of focus on Clint Eastwood’s performance, which isn’t a good thing for Romney. It’s taking the focus away from Romney’s speech.

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
8:05 am

Perhaps Willard is no Bush.

But as he had idiotically hired several of his castoff thugs and losers as “advisers”, he sure is trying to be! And why in the name of every deity ever devised, would we even take a chance???

I know that I have been brutally hard on the utterly incompetent, shamelessly immoral and needlessly deadly neocons and chickenhawks of the last administration And I admit that the hype-dysfunctional GOP does deserve another crack at running the government screwing up *everything* royally in this country again.

In about fifty years…

Reagans ghost

August 31st, 2012
8:06 am

Goldie……………America was presented Eastwood, and pretty funny…….And you guys will showcase Sandra Fluke, who like to ___________ , but can’t afford her little $4 pills.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

August 31st, 2012
8:06 am

Eastwooding.

Angry old white guy berating an invisible black boogey man.

Actually amazingly appropriate.

But creepy.

TiredOfIt

August 31st, 2012
8:06 am

Goldie

August 31st, 2012
8:07 am

Taxpayer @ 7:43 — I too am mystified about how Mitt’s “business experience” with Bain Capital is supposed to translate into the job of the presidency, other than his insistence that we give all our $$ to his millionaire friends because they are still not wealthy enough!

:)

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

August 31st, 2012
8:08 am

Reagans ghost

August 31st, 2012
8:06 am
Goldie……………America was presented Eastwood, and pretty funny…….And you guys will showcase Sandra Fluke, who like to ___________ , but can’t afford her little $4 pills.

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Are you telling us you don’t like to __________________?

God made _____________ for us all.

TaxPayer

August 31st, 2012
8:08 am

I heard Mitt’s pick your own self up by your bootstraps approach to dealing with those in need in New Orleans was to offer to sell them a road map, with exits clearly marked, for an extra fee. They should be indebted to him for his thoughtfulness. He’s such the giving man. He takes 250 million from those that built something and then gives 7 million as a tithe to the church. Do those in the Mormon church know how to calculate a tithe? I’m sure Mitt does. So what’s his excuse.

Brosephus™

August 31st, 2012
8:08 am

I’m laughing my ass off at how Conservatives are rushing to defend the same Clint Eastwood who was a yellow-bellied “Librul” by the 2nd half of the Super Bowl this year. Some of y’all would cheer for a turd if it put an (R) at the end of it. I would call that pathetic, but it’s not very surprising behavior from die hard partisans.

Reagans ghost

August 31st, 2012
8:08 am

Granny, maybe y’all can get Clooney to fly in and dazzle your crowd and offset it.

Mick

August 31st, 2012
8:10 am

At least clooney would be coherent…

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
8:10 am

Ronnie, is no less feeble minded dead as he was alive!

It appears that like his hero, Lush Rimjob, he’s a big slut, prostitute and FemiNazi kinda guy, who wants videos of women doing to other men what he can only dream of…

Reagans ghost

August 31st, 2012
8:10 am

Taxpayer………Since you have never set foot in a church, let me help you. You tithe 10% of your income in a year, not your NET worth every year.

TaxPayer

August 31st, 2012
8:10 am

I too am mystified about how Mitt’s “business experience” with Bain Capital is supposed to translate into the job of the presidency, other than his insistence that we give all our $$ to his millionaire friends because they are still not wealthy enough!

That’s exactly Mitt’s point. We need to be more indebted to him and the other wealthiest like him. His policies would insure that by giving himself another tax cut and giving us the bill for it.

joseyjj

August 31st, 2012
8:11 am

Brosephus – exactly!

Aquagirl

August 31st, 2012
8:12 am

I’m not gonna slam Eastwood…he’s 82 for god’s sake…but did the RNC planners not vet his speech? Did they think this would wow America? If Romney is elected, those same people will get access to more power. They can’t even figure out an 82 year old guy talking to a chair looks weird.

HDB

August 31st, 2012
8:13 am

When looking at Romney last night, the only word I could think of was DICJOTOMY!! Mitt’s trying to SAY the right things…but what he’s running on is the opposite:

1)Mitt says that he’s running to protect the poor and the elderly….but CUTS spending to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and the safety net

2) Mitt says that women have a place in runing things, but REFUSES to acknowledge the Lilli Ledbetter Act and runs on a platform that denies women’s availability to healthcare and contraception (which IS the polocy that the State of GEORGIA has)

3) Mitt tried to show his human side with like-minded people, but showed his lack of ability to connect with different people at the NAACP Convention

4) Mitt said he wants to bring the economy back….but wants to get into SIX wars (Syria, Libya, Russia, China, Iran, Afghanistan) when the nation can least afford it

5) Mitt said he wanted the President to succeed….but ALL in the GOP from Mitch McConnell on down to Rush Limbaugh did everything to make President Obama FAIL

OK…which is it?? Which is the REAL Mitt Romney? First impressions are the LASTING ones……

TaxPayer

August 31st, 2012
8:14 am

Wow, Reagan’s ghost, you tithe for the year! So, if I start out with nothing and built it myself and made say 250 million dollars in say ten years, how much would I have to tithe? :lol: For a bonus of ten extra points, what if I had made that money in one year or in twenty years from scratch. What would the tithe be on the total amount earned?

Just Saying..

August 31st, 2012
8:14 am

GOP Convention: More diversity on the stage than there was among the delegates.

GT

August 31st, 2012
8:14 am

Georgia has to run to be the team they should be. Watch how they play Tech and play that way every game they can beat anybody. Their defense has got to cut down on penalties. Cheap shotting only gives them poor field position, makes their offense one dimensional and that is when they lose to a sub par team, which their whole schedule is.

Tech may get undressed Monday. Frank Beamer use to be one of the top five coaches in the game and he is not bad now. Playing him the first game of the season when he knows exactly what we are doing and we haven’t a clue what he is doing is poison, then add being up there it could be a shipwreck waiting to happen. I remember us losing to a Kansas team two years ago away, first game, one of the worse loses to a bad team in Johnson’s career.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

August 31st, 2012
8:14 am

Reagans Ghost

Yep, quite sure that can be done.

Do I sense celebrity envy?

If you ____________ more often you wouldn’t be so tense.

Reagans ghost

August 31st, 2012
8:15 am

Brosephus………….Same as us watching libs turning on Arthur Davis, Black Congressman from Alabama who has left the Democratic party because as he say’s ” He just can’t stomach it any more”.
And the Gay marriage thing with blacks is not sitting well with them. Out here in realville, I hear it everyday. They may not vote for Romney, they just may not vote.

Jm

August 31st, 2012
8:15 am

Romney is awesome

America’s best hope for a real recovery

GT

August 31st, 2012
8:15 am

Keep Up the Good Fight!

August 31st, 2012
8:17 am

Clint’s empty chair presentation was certainly strange. As someone noted: “The perfect representation: an old white man arguing with an imaginary image of a President about fake issues.”

bookman parrot

August 31st, 2012
8:17 am

I’m with you Jay. I want to mindlessly follow Barack to the land of third-world country and cradle to grave government. Where government intervenes in every aspect of life. So I have no responsibility for anything.

Jm

August 31st, 2012
8:17 am

When someone does a bad job, you just got to let ‘em go

TaxPayer

August 31st, 2012
8:18 am

If you ____________ more often you wouldn’t be so tense.

But would he be any less full of it, Granny.

Goldie

August 31st, 2012
8:19 am

Again, all you ragin’ Cons– for a guy who wants the Commander-in-chief job, how many times did Mitt express his concern for our fighting soldiers in Afghanistan and our need to bring them home from that cesspool as soon as possible? And how much concern did Mitt show for our fellow Americans suffering along the Gulf coast this week? These are real concerns that Americans have, and we need to know what Mitt is ready to do help us all… thanks for the update!

:)

TaxPayer

August 31st, 2012
8:19 am

“The perfect representation: an old white man arguing with an imaginary image of a President about fake issues.”

I think it was the perfect parody of the lily white GOP and what they have done since Obama took office.

DannyX

August 31st, 2012
8:19 am

“When someone does a bad job, you just got to let ‘em go”

Sorry, you all are stuck with Romney, it’s too late to throw him out.

Buyer beware.

Reagans ghost

August 31st, 2012
8:20 am

Granny, I may______________more, but my wife reminds me of you, just say’n

Chris Sanchez

August 31st, 2012
8:20 am

The RNC put on a good convention, most speakers did a good job in their roles, and all of the typical pomp and circumstance was on display. We will see a different version of the same when the DNC convenes their convention. The tone of the RNC’s convention was one of a promise of a better future than we have seen in the last four years put on with all of the gloss that millions of dollars can buy.

What will the tone of the DNC convention be? They certainly cannot point to the prosperity under the current administration. They cannot point to the realized dream of greater unity in our country. They cannot point to much of anything in the way of accomplishments except the most unpopular law being shoved down the throats of Americans that I can recall in my lifetime. What they will do is try to scare the dickens out of seniors by saying the GOP will take away their entitlements. They will try to convince young people that the GOP doesn’t care about them. They will try to convince minorities that the GOP is for old white men only. Basically, the DNC will showcase division and fear with all of the gloss that millions of dollars can buy.

In other words, politics as usual. Here’s the catch: no matter how much spin the DNC and RNC try to put on things the simple truth is that most Americans are not better off than they were four years ago. In fact, most of us are in worse shape. People will remember this when they step into the voting booth in November. The American people are tired of excuses.

Mick

August 31st, 2012
8:20 am

jm

Still no specific plan from romney? Really? Just trust us and we’ll tell you after we are elected? By all accounts didn’t paul ryan make three big lies with no shame? Trust republicans? No friggin way!!!!

skydog

August 31st, 2012
8:21 am

The White House sent out a picture of O in his leather Oval Office chair and said, “This chair is taken”.

Reagans ghost

August 31st, 2012
8:22 am

Mick………………………..We’ve got to pass it to see what’s in it………………Those kind of specifics.

Jm

August 31st, 2012
8:22 am

Obama

Yesterday’s news

barking frog

August 31st, 2012
8:22 am

Granny Godzilla ____________.
Leaping Lizards.

Jm

August 31st, 2012
8:24 am

Mick

Still no specific plan from Obama?

After four years…..

Maybe you have read romney’s plan

Not my fault

It’s on his website

SBinf

August 31st, 2012
8:24 am

“I thought Romney and Rubio did fine and the appeals to minorities were great to see also.”

Oh yeah, great appeals. The GOP will lose 80% of the minority vote because of GOP policies and beliefs. No amount of begging and pandering will change that.

Now, let’s cue the talk about how minorities are brainwashed to vote for the GOP, in three….two…one…go!

GT

August 31st, 2012
8:24 am

Obama may not be Clinton but Clinton is working with Obama, where is Bush in all this. People know what Romney is doing is toxic. If he wins he will be a disaster, the world will be going to hell in a bucket and he is a horrible communicator, worse politician, and really is lead by the nose of God know who pulling his stiff strings.

Cons are being conned. By themselves

August 31st, 2012
8:24 am

I was surprised to learn that Robme is at the top of the ticket. Cons and the lamestream media have been talkin bout nothing but Wonder Boy Ryan. Guess I was fooled. ;)

Brosephus™

August 31st, 2012
8:24 am

Same as us watching libs turning on Arthur Davis, Black Congressman from Alabama who has left the Democratic party because as he say’s ” He just can’t stomach it any more”.

Obviously, you don’t are clueless as well. I’m from Alabama, and I’d say he got pissed off after he didn’t get what he wanted in that run for governor. If Artur (check the spelling of his name) Davis was a true conservative, he would have stayed in Alabama instead of running to Virginia. The truth is, however, he saw what happened to his fellow Rep. Parker Griffith. Alabama conservatives don’t deal with fake conservatives who try to use the party to further their political careers. If you’re true, you’ll get the support. If not, you won’t get elected dogcatcher.

As to the Gay marriage thing, I am Black 24/7, so I’d gather that I live it just a wee bit more than you realize. Many Blacks have gay family members, and if you think they’re going to openly discriminate against their own family, then I have some beachfront property in Omaha next to Warren Buffet that I’ll sell you for the cheap.

You can ply that crap with somebody who don’t know better, but I am far more informed to fall for that BS.

:roll:

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
8:25 am

Romney is awesome.

BWAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!

Awesomely cowardly and an unprincipled flip flopping, tax didgin, job outsourcing, corporate stooge of a socialize medicine liar, yes.

You were only in diapers at the time, but you would have been one of those rubes who believed Nixon when he talked about “peace with honor”.

I swear that you Republibots will believe ANYTHING…

zeke

August 31st, 2012
8:25 am

though mitt did a good job on the speech, if he had much to do with scripting the convention especially the last hour…..i think he dropped the ball big time. clint was pathetic and the speakers i saw did not unreservedly endorse mitt, but talked about themselves. no doubt he loves his family for sure and he is respected in his church and business, but not sure he really connects with middle america. just remember all his campaign tour gaffes. call be wonky but i would like to see more meat to his economic plans. repubs think this major recession was just a minor recession and could be turned around quickly. pretty myopic thinking.

Reagans ghost

August 31st, 2012
8:26 am

Mick, I’ll help you. The plan is simple. Get the frigging government out of the frigging way and let the 13 trillion dollars sitting off shore come back here and get the highest frigging corporate tax rate in the world lowered and get the place cranked back up. Next question

ITS ALL BUSHS FAULT

August 31st, 2012
8:26 am

Clint was really talking about the empty suit Flip Robme… A-CLOWNS…..

Mick

August 31st, 2012
8:26 am

ghost

Notice how the repub convention keep sloganeering about the great america of the past, one that they sucked the blood out of and nearly killed by sept 08! We will not forget! Now, obama has been obstructed from day one and they demand that he “fix it” poste haste because of their intinsigence he gets tagged as the failure. Got news for you all, if romney does get elected, who do you think they will be blaming for the next four years when their recycled ideas bring us full circle to 08???

Thomas

August 31st, 2012
8:26 am

You were only in diapers at the time

As you are now?

I guess this what you attract when you write a blog over your first cup of coffee. Very in depth analysis.

Butch Cassidy (I)

August 31st, 2012
8:27 am

Jack – “President Romney will give us good leadership.”

And it only took him running for 6 years for you to come to this conclusion?

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

August 31st, 2012
8:27 am

Reagans Ghost

How fortunate you are! Congrats!

barking frog

yep, ___________________

No leaping involved at my age.

bob

August 31st, 2012
8:27 am

Can Obama bring out so many people from his past that he helped on his own time and dime ? Romney can show us examples of real people he has helped, Obama hides his past relationships with the likes of Wright and Ayers.

Mick

August 31st, 2012
8:28 am

ghost

Yes, that really worked out so well with the previous president, right? As if it’s just that simple, oy vey!!!

SBinf

August 31st, 2012
8:28 am

“where is Bush in all this.”

Down at the ranch, clearing brush…

ITS ALL BUSHS FAULT

August 31st, 2012
8:29 am

Newt , Sanitarium, Clint, is that really the best the GOP can do?

Reagans ghost

August 31st, 2012
8:30 am

BRo.s. That’s great. Get out of ATL every now and then and engage some not so Urban ilk.

ITS ALL BUSHS FAULT

August 31st, 2012
8:30 am

Rob-Me speech was as motivational as geritol.

Reagans ghost

August 31st, 2012
8:32 am

Granny, maybe you and this frog fellow ought to hook up. You seem lonely without dragging “it” along on every post.

DannyX

August 31st, 2012
8:32 am

Republican Convention 2012…

We are drunk off our asses and want the keys to the car back. We’re ok to drive. We almost totaled the car last time but didn’t, give us the keys back. We’ve only had one beer.

Aquagirl

August 31st, 2012
8:33 am

BRo.s. That’s great. Get out of ATL every now and then and engage some not so Urban ilk.

Once again the Goopers lecture the little folks on what they REALLY think. Real productive approach.

Brosephus™

August 31st, 2012
8:33 am

Get out of ATL every now and then and engage some not so Urban ilk.

The closest I get to getting INTO the ATL is Hartsfield Intl. I reside and function comfortably outside of Atlanta. So, don’t be offended when I suggest you can take that sanctimonious bullsh*t and shove it far enough that it tickles your esophagus.

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
8:34 am

The plan is a simpleton one from a simpleton for simpletons.

Talk in fifth grade generalities.

Problem fixed. (Ask Thomas!)

And as you cons hate and want to destroy the greatest government of we the people ever devised , I suggest that you plunk down the $75, buy a passport, (presuming your criminal pasts allow you to!) and head to a land much more to liking. A land of conservative utopia.

Air Iran is ready when you are.

larry

August 31st, 2012
8:34 am

Well, i didnt watch it , i had better things to watch, like watching football.

What is this about Clint Eastwood talking to a chair ? Has it gotten this low? To bring an actor out to talk to a chair ? Geeesh, talk about weird.

I guess it was an indication of what a Romney presidency will look like. A bunch of former Bush advisors talking to a chair.

Reagans ghost

August 31st, 2012
8:34 am

Mick, What about his first two years with the wind at his back and both houses? Bush holding him back from getting us out of debt and heading us for prosperity?

Goldie

August 31st, 2012
8:34 am

Also Cons — please explain how Mitt’s plan for America is different from W’s plan which brought such disaster upon all our heads for 8 years… thanks again for your input! :)

barking frog

August 31st, 2012
8:35 am

Reagan’s Ghost
a wisp of envy ?

Reagans ghost

August 31st, 2012
8:36 am

yes frog. But I love granny. We just disagree about much

Butch Cassidy (I)

August 31st, 2012
8:37 am

Again, if you thought Romney was so awesome, why did you allow him to twist in the wind for 6 years?

Goldie

August 31st, 2012
8:37 am

I agree with Jon Stewart this week who named his show “RNC… The Road to Jeb Bush 2016″!

Bwaaaaa! :)

jcinnga

August 31st, 2012
8:37 am

@ Chris Sanchez, August 31st, 2012, 8:20 am, Perfectly stated! As I keep hearing “Let’s see what the Democrats have to say at the DNC”, I remind myself that they have had the podium for the last four years. Actions (or lack there of) speak louder than words.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

August 31st, 2012
8:37 am

Reagans ghost

August 31st, 2012
8:32 am
Granny, maybe you and this frog fellow ought to hook up. You seem lonely without dragging “it” along on every post.

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Can you get us Casper’s autograph?

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

August 31st, 2012
8:38 am

another shooting…..NJ

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
8:39 am

Jay says “Romney did a competent job”. I agree. That is more than I can say about Obama. Time to get the artificial president out of office and get a “competent” president in….. vote Romney.

Butch Cassidy (I)

August 31st, 2012
8:39 am

Has anyone else noticed that Obama took the Presiddency in his first run, and Romney has been trying for 6 years? I guess maybe the third time is the charm.

zeke

August 31st, 2012
8:39 am

reagans ghost, highest corporate nominal rate might be right, effective corporate tax not….go back to school

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
8:41 am

We Believe In America …….. vote Romney. As opposed to “We Believe in Europe”…… vote Obama.

Butch Cassidy (I)

August 31st, 2012
8:41 am

Morality – “Time to get the artificial president out of office and get a “competent” president in….. vote Romney.”

Where were you in 2007/2008? I’m sure Mitt could have used your help before McCain beat him and then lost to Obama.

larry

August 31st, 2012
8:42 am

From what i have read, the President was mentioned more than Romney was.

GT

August 31st, 2012
8:42 am

It is the movies that have the cons heads up their .. They relate everything to fiction. I am listening to Bob rant and rave about Wright and Ayers, a plot, an evil non USA born, angel of the devil, movie plot. Nuts live off this stuff. They go into movie theaters with red hair, or dress in military uniforms on Saturday errand day, buy guns and sit in front of their door all night waiting for Jack Nicholson to break through it with a pick ax. They even believe Clint Eastwood is real not a movie character. This is America a reality show what a bar we have set, and we wonder why we are in this mess. It is not the government it is us, look at your obese, uneducated, star wars self watching life go by looking for a life on a movie scene and relating everything to some fantasy. It is the drug of the 21 century for the dead enders and the Republican Party is feeding it to you as fast as you will eat it which is pretty fast.

jcinnga

August 31st, 2012
8:42 am

@ DannyX, August 31st, 2012. 8:32 am, the Kennedys won’t like that you speak about the late beloved Teddy in that manner.

Reagans ghost

August 31st, 2012
8:42 am

Goldie. Where do you think the money comes from that Obama mails out every month. Please don’t say we just print it. Tell me, who’s paying the bills? Do you think in you little liberal world it comes from a money tree? Really, do you understand ANYTHING about funding the government. Do you understand we BORROW 40 cents of every dollar Obama spends everyday. And please don’t talk about the wars. What was Bush suppose to do after 9/11. Shake his finger and say don’t do that again? Somebody had to pay….and we all did with dollars and emotion. If 9/11 happened on Obama’s watch, just tell me what HE would of done different. Do nothing?

Paul

August 31st, 2012
8:43 am

” But I’m doubtful that the American people came away wowed by the performance or by Romney himself. ”

I’m not sure they needed to be wowed. Republican faithful will vote for him, Democratic faithful won’t. What did independents want to see? If they could trust him to give his best regarding the economy. Was he a guy they felt they could live with. Is he a cold, stiff robot as Democrats have portrayed, or, in spite of his money, does he relate to his wife and kids and others as most people do?

I think a lot of peoples’ reactions are going to be ‘he’s not scary, he’s not a manipulator, he’s a bit formal, but heck, it looks like he could get the job done because the current guy’s still having a hard time.”

And that just may be all that was needed.

Kramer

August 31st, 2012
8:43 am

Romney did change the game Bookman. This election is all about Obama and his record which drives you liberals totally nuts. There is not a damn thing you can do to change his record, doctor his record, or improve his record. Using Obama’s own words, you are trying to put lipstick on a pig. Your base is secure. Problem is it is not excited and there will be less of you voting this time around. We elected our country’s first African-American President. Problem is he was not qualified and is in no way a leader. As Eastwood said, it is time for him to go now. Can’t wait for the debates.

Butch Cassidy (I)

August 31st, 2012
8:44 am

So let me see if I follow the logic of the Romney supporter. If a barrel of apples is empty, except for one apple, that is the best apple in the barrel, regardless of whether it’s rotten or not. Gotcha.

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
8:44 am

Funny to read all of the rabid right wingers here who desperately wanted Ricky S, Ricky P, Michelle, Herman, Newt (All real conservatives. LOL) or ANYBODY but the effete socialist RINO from Taxachusetts! Now the equally spineless ODS gang act as if Mitt is and always was their severely conservative guy.

They should all open a weather vane store called, “Which Way is the Fraud Blowing?”

Butch Cassidy (I)

August 31st, 2012
8:46 am

Reagens ghost – “If 9/11 happened on Obama’s watch, just tell me what HE would of done different”

Off hand, I’d say not attacking a sovereign nation that had NOTHING to do with 9/11.

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
8:46 am

Obama wants to expand the government and the role of the government’s involvement in our lives. Romney wants to expand jobs in the private sector and restore the economy. If you want more gub’ment vote Obama. If you want jobs and recovery of the economy in the private sector (America) vote Romney.

DannyX

August 31st, 2012
8:46 am

“Tell me, who’s paying the bills?”

Why don’t you tell us Ghost? Who is paying for the 2 wars? Medicare Part D? The Bush tax cuts?

All things YES man Ryan voted for.

Go ahead, make my day, answer the question.

SwamiDave

August 31st, 2012
8:48 am

If liberals are talking about Clint Eastwood, Mitt’s speech worked.

-SD

DannyX

August 31st, 2012
8:48 am

Republicans keep asking what has Obama accomplished the past 3 and a half years.

What exactly have Republicans accomplished the past 10 years????

Besides wrecking the economy?

Butch Cassidy (I)

August 31st, 2012
8:48 am

Reagans ghost – ““Tell me, who’s paying the bills?”

Why don’t you ask Paul Ryan, he’s the one who voted for most of the spending.

Reagans ghost

August 31st, 2012
8:48 am

I forgot….Sanctions. Working with Iran as they get closer everyday. Sanctions work when their people are suffering……And Iranian people have been suffering a long time…..and the Moo lah’s could care less about their people. They just want to destroy Jews….and don’t hide the fact.

EJ Moosa

August 31st, 2012
8:50 am

The game changer has already occurred. It’s the economic performance of the US over these last four years, and especially the last two, where we have had the Obama recovery.

People are asking what do the they get for four more years. More of this?

There’s nothing on the horizon to change things over the next 6 months, let alone four years.

What was Obama’s comment last evening? “No big ideas”.

I think he’s projecting.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

August 31st, 2012
8:51 am

Butch Cassidy (I)

August 31st, 2012
8:52 am

Reagand ghost – “And Iranian people have been suffering a long time…..”

How is that possible after all the support we gave them during Iran-Contra?

DannyX

August 31st, 2012
8:52 am

“If liberals are talking about Clint Eastwood, Mitt’s speech worked.”

Ask people a week from now what Romney said in his acceptance speech and most people will draw a blank. “Er, ahh, well gosh, he said ‘America’ a lot!”

Brosephus™

August 31st, 2012
8:52 am

What was Bush suppose to do after 9/11. Shake his finger and say don’t do that again? Somebody had to pay….and we all did with dollars and emotion.

What is it with the outright lies being told. Is it because of the full moon? We didn’t pay with dollars and emotion. We borrowed money from China to wage wars without even putting the costs into the yearly budget plan. We didn’t use emotion very long either. Many people grew ambivalent towards Iraq and Afghanistan after a while. Even the previous administration focused more on Iraq than Afghanistan, even with the knowledge that the terrorists that actually attacked us trained in Afghanistan.

The bigger question should be why did we go after Iraq and Afghanistan in regards to 9/11 while not even questioning Saudi Arabia as to why most of the hijackers were traveling on Saudi Passports? Seems that a country would have an inkling of who is using their documents to travel. Seems that the US is pretty decent when it comes to tracking it’s own citizens who travel to countries of interest.

If 9/11 happened on Obama’s watch, just tell me what HE would of done different. Do nothing?

You don’t know, and all you can do is speculate. Obama has been more brawn than Bush when it comes to waging war. I don’t think Bush targeted or killed any Americans. I don’t think Bush authorized any raids into sovereign territories to capture and/or kill high level targets. Both presidents took the same oath to defend the Constitution, and I believe they have both done and authorized what they thought was necessary to fulfill that duty. Unlike your living persona, neither Bush nor Obama pulled personnel out of Iraq or Afghanistan after they were attacked. They’ve both left our military there to take names and kick ass, and they’re doing a damned good job at both.

kawasaki kid

August 31st, 2012
8:52 am

Mary Elizabeth, you would get MY vote if you were on any ballot I was marking!

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
8:53 am

Obama is our 1st “reality Show” President. Time to get rid of this artificial president and hire someone competent that has actually been successful in the private sector and understands that the gub’ment does not create jobs in the private sector but can create an atmosphere that can stand in the way of job creation. Jay said it “Obama is divisive and has divided this nation”. Obama is “The Great Divider”.. Time for America to elect a “Uniter”. United we stand divided we fall. Vote Romney.

Kramer

August 31st, 2012
8:53 am

Butch, get as cute as you want with your posts. Obama’s record trumps anything and everything you post. Lipstick on a pig, lipstick on a pig.

Brosephus™

August 31st, 2012
8:54 am

If liberals are talking about Clint Eastwood, Mitt’s speech worked.

-SD

If Mitt gave a speech and people are talking about Eastwood, did Mitt really make a sound?

Reagans ghost

August 31st, 2012
8:54 am

Spending. plenty of it. No leadership. No budget. No Jobs, $4 gas, no plan but to blame Bush. That dog won’t hunt anymore. 60-70% of Americans vote on the economy. It sucks. He’s toast.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

August 31st, 2012
8:56 am

Americans have a choice

4 more years of a slow but steady recovery or

a return to the policies that caused the problem in the first place.

Remember, Romney campaign has said his would be

“Bush’s policies…on steroids”

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
8:56 am

Obama wants to expand the government and the role of the government’s involvement in our lives.

Like Ronald Reagan? You betcha!

We Believe In America …….. vote Romney.

Gotta love the endless fifth grade generalities and claptrap for simpletons…

b-troll

August 31st, 2012
8:57 am

the last 48 hours worth of vitriol from liberals may be indicative of something

at least: desperation to try and smother the reality that Romney is an incredibly good person, incredibly competent, and well prepared to be an excellent president that helps America become competitive again and grow jobs for the 24 million unemployed that Obama hasn’t helped

and possibly: a sense of despair at the quality of Romney, but I would count this blog as being indicative of anything larger than the backwater cesspool that it has become

Williebkind

August 31st, 2012
8:57 am

Mary Elizabeth

August 31st, 2012
3:08 am
Did the DNC help you with your responses to the convention? Was this a cut and paste job?

But like Mitt said, “Are you better off today than you were four years ago?” Also, Mitt said the best feelings you have about Obama was the day he was elected. Now if you are a liberal then you are not going to change but you could refrain from making a silk purse out of a pigs ear.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

August 31st, 2012
8:58 am

“What was Bush suppose to do after 9/11.”

Better question.

What was Bush supposed to do BEFORE 9/11?

DannyX

August 31st, 2012
8:58 am

“Gotta love the endless fifth grade generalities and claptrap for simpletons…”

I loved this one by Morality?

“United we stand divided we fall. Vote Romney.”

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
8:58 am

It sucks.

Of course it does!!!

You and your Wall Street “pals” (LOL, like they would even spit on you!) crushed it.

This sucker could go down. ~George “He, Whose name Shall Never be Mentioned” Bush

Kramer

August 31st, 2012
8:58 am

Brosephus, if people did not hear Romney they surely see Obama’s economy. Trust me, they heard Romney and they see Obama’s record. Enjoy the next 64 days. It is his last as President. Don’t worry though, he can still do a lot of liberal social damage in his time left before and after the election. Can’t wait to see who he pardons.

Butch Cassidy (I)

August 31st, 2012
8:58 am

Kramer – “Butch, get as cute as you want with your posts. Obama’s record trumps anything and everything you post. Lipstick on a pig, lipstick on a pig.”

True, but I have no dog in this fight. I don’t support Obama, and if you want to support a third string 6 year benchwarmer, have at it. As to the Obama plan vs. the Romney plan, I don’t really care. I’m retired, 90% of my investments are tied up in tax free shelters, and I’m not really interested in whether or not you get the money back on tour house or find a better job. So please, throw all the Obama and lioberal jabs you want at me. When the dust settles, I’ll be where I’ve always been. Just fine.

Skip

August 31st, 2012
8:58 am

And baby Bush actually said of his big brother, “kept us safe”. So 911 never happened ?

Goldie

August 31st, 2012
8:58 am

“Which Way is the Fraud Blowing?”

LOL — JamVet you’re killing me again! :)

stands for decibels (SfBA)

August 31st, 2012
8:59 am

Butch Cassidy (I)

August 31st, 2012
8:59 am

Reagans ghost – “Spending. plenty of it. ”

I had no idea that you were so angry at the Republican led Congress. My apologies.

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
9:01 am

“Are you better off today than you were four years ago?”

ABSOLUTELY, UNEQUIVOCALLY YES.

The entire republic is. You “forgot” (LOL!!!) that it was on the verge of a complete collapse!

The Bush Depression is at least somewhat under control now.

Reagans ghost

August 31st, 2012
9:01 am

Obama’s Afghanistan current policy: Hey guys, we’re leaving in 12 months. We’re done. Shoot us while you can. We’re sitting and not attacking and trying to win. Yes, we are in a combat zone, but we are just waiting. ” Mission accomplished”…… Get the F___ out of there TODAY if we aren’t spending every waking frigging minute with every bullet we have trying to kill bad guys.

Michael

August 31st, 2012
9:01 am

Remember how the Right Wingers threw Clint under the bus when he did the Super Bowl commercial, calling him a liberal. Now they have taken him back with open arms.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

August 31st, 2012
9:02 am

“Obama for President” campaign thread #214

b-troll

August 31st, 2012
9:02 am

Mary Elizabeth 3:08 – that was the worst, completely empty rebuttal I have ever read.

That said, it is better than what the liberals here usually conjure up.

Williebkind

August 31st, 2012
9:02 am

“You don’t know, and all you can do is speculate”

That is exactly what you have been doing all along. Just saying it at college level writing does not make it any less speculative. You and JamVet must live within yourselves.

Hmmmmmmm

August 31st, 2012
9:02 am

@ Jay

We all better PRAY that he is a game changer…. This country can’t handle much more ….

Butch Cassidy (I)

August 31st, 2012
9:02 am

Reagans ghost – “We’re sitting and not attacking and trying to win.”

After 11 years, please define “winning”.

b-troll

August 31st, 2012
9:02 am

“Are you better off today than you were four years ago?”

ABSOLUTELY, UNEQUIVOCALLY YES.”

-Jamvet is on food stamps now. Yes, he’s better off.

Goldie

August 31st, 2012
9:03 am

OK, let’s all admit that the Cons really had no choice but to try and hoist the least-crazy candidate of the primaries onto the American voters for November… very sad situation for the dingbat-crazy Repub Party!

“RNC — The Road to Jeb Bush 2016″! ~ Jon Stewart

:)

Doggone/GA

August 31st, 2012
9:03 am

“Hey guys, we’re leaving in 12 months”

Just following the pull-out date that was negotiated by the Bush admin. I guess you didn’t know that.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

August 31st, 2012
9:04 am

This is the meat of the matter:

Rubio: “Obama Trying Ideas People Came To America To Get Away From”

And I would add millions and millions of us in America want to stay away from.

Jeff

August 31st, 2012
9:04 am

This nation may be too far gone to fix, No longer are there just a spirited debate on differences, Now there is pure hatred between the two sides. If conservatives and Liberals looked different there would be shooting gone on all over I think. Our great nation is imploding from within.

Butch Cassidy (I)

August 31st, 2012
9:05 am

Goldie – “OK, let’s all admit that the Cons really had no choice but to try and hoist the least-crazy candidate of the primaries onto the American voters for November…”

I somewhat disagree. Jon Huntsman would have been hands down the better candidate, but apparently the GOP felt that since Mitt has been trying for so long, they should at least give him a shot at the brass ring.

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
9:05 am

Brain dead zombies for Obama can’t think for themselves so the need the gub’ment to think for them. That is what Obama believes. Two view points – Obama loves big gub’ment and Romney loves the U.S.A. The gub’ment is not America we citizens are America. There is a time when you hire someone to do a job and they fail due to incompetence that we have to let them go – time to fire Obama.

b-troll

August 31st, 2012
9:06 am

Jeff 9:04 – exploding debt does that.

Hmmmmmmm

August 31st, 2012
9:06 am

@b-troll

I must admit, very funny, but sad… Jamvet like many other bloggers here, have NO clue…

Taylor Wooten

August 31st, 2012
9:06 am

Let me guess. The Writer voted for Obama last time and is voting for him again.

Got to love these slanted Writers. Cant help themselves and obvious bias.

Brosephus™

August 31st, 2012
9:06 am

JamVet

Something I thought about when Ryan was announced as Romney’s running mate was what their campaign swag would look like. If I were the one that was designing things, there was one design I would have stayed away from for obvious reasons. I don’t think Romney’s campaign people are quite as observant as me.

Check these two logos and notice the similarities….

http://telepics.net/uploads/pictures/big_images/Rolls-royce_Logo.jpg

and

http://www.partycrashertshirts.com/image/cache/data/shirts/219/0219-mitt-romney-paul-ryan-2012-t-shirt-logo-366×366.jpg

Taylor Wooten

August 31st, 2012
9:07 am

Insider sources tell me Obama will be kneeling in prayer towards Mecca…just before taking the stage in Charlotte.

TaxPayer

August 31st, 2012
9:07 am

The Daily Show was in prime form with that Mitt Romney, He built that piece. That was great.

Goldie

August 31st, 2012
9:08 am

Clint was correct when he declared that it’s “half-time in America”… Oh so true!

Obama/Biden 2012! :)

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

August 31st, 2012
9:08 am

Jeff:

I hear you.

Unfortunately, our form of government is set up to allow the very freedoms we cherish to act as a catalyst for its own destruction.

Abandoning our core values only hastens the decline.

I personally hope and pray we can turn this around.

Taylor Wooten

August 31st, 2012
9:08 am

Poor Bookman…he’s a Penn State Graduate.

DannyX

August 31st, 2012
9:08 am

“Jamvet like many other bloggers here, have NO clue…”

I for one would like you to fill us in!

How is Romney going to create 12 million jobs?

Butch Cassidy (I)

August 31st, 2012
9:08 am

Taylor Wooten – “Insider sources tell me Obama will be kneeling in prayer towards Mecca…just before taking the stage in Charlotte.”

Insider sources tell me that Romney is picking out the furniture for the new planet he will rule in the afterlife as lord and god.

Jilli

August 31st, 2012
9:08 am

Nelson wrote: “Clearly a man with business experience like Mitt is needed. ”

Need I remind you….GW Bush was also a businessman…we’re still paying for that mistake. Do you also think Herbert Hoover was a stellar president? There’s no historical correlation between business experience and a successful presidency. BTW, mr romney running mate has zero business experience – in fact, he’s spent his entire adult life working for the government. The US is not a corporation, and cannot be run like one.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

August 31st, 2012
9:09 am

Taylor Wooten

August 31st, 2012
9:07 am
Insider sources tell me Obama will be kneeling in prayer towards Mecca…just before taking the stage in Charlotte.

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Otherism.

Tom(Independent Viet Vet,USAF)

August 31st, 2012
9:10 am

Granny – I take it you’ve never been a fan of Clint Eastwood? Yes he’s 82, give him a break. When you’re that age, you’ll probably babble on at times also. Oh, come to think of it, Jamvet and you have started babbling early in life. Have a nice day,mam!

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
9:10 am

JM, you would have to be one Grade A, Industrial strength dumb little twerp to tell this forum that you were better off four years ago under the Bush Collapse.

But knowing you…

TaxPayer

August 31st, 2012
9:10 am

And I would add millions and millions of us in America want to stay away from more of the same Bush/Republican failures as offered by Romney

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
9:11 am

JV – Let’s not get to personal here. You are losing it buddy. This election is about the failure of Obama with regards to the economy. It’s about promises Obama made but did not keep. It’s about priorities that Obama has already set for the future. None of his priorities he listed will turn around this economy. We don’t need 4 more years of going in the wrong direction. Our economy can’t survive 4 more years of Obama.

Doggone/GA

August 31st, 2012
9:11 am

“This nation may be too far gone to fix, No longer are there just a spirited debate on differences, Now there is pure hatred between the two sides”

You need to do some study on past elections, especially around the turn of the last century. Just because it’s worse than you can remember doesn’t mean it hasn’t been worse ever. There have been some really UGLY elections in our past.

Goldie

August 31st, 2012
9:11 am

Butch Cassidy @ 9:05 — I do agree with you about Jon Huntsman, but the Cons game is to make their candidates fail one or more times during their primaries before they select The One For November.

And like Ann Romney has stated “It’s our turn now!”

Bwaaa — too hilarious! :)

Reagans ghost

August 31st, 2012
9:12 am

Butch. I’m not in the military, but i know you can’t sit in a battle or war zone with an announced date of withdrawal with orders to protect yourself but not engage the enemy against a group of sand nats with guns who have nothing but time and who’s life’s goal is to kill the infidels ( Jews and Americans) and thank Allah everyday that they are sitting in our mist waiting to be killed.

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
9:12 am

Bro, the Comeback Team???????????????

Because they sure a shell ain’t the Dream Team!

Jeez, the losers are just throwing it in the face of George and Dick now!

TaxPayer

August 31st, 2012
9:13 am

How is Romney going to create 12 million jobs?

The same way he saved Detroit. By taking credit for Obama’s work.

Mick

August 31st, 2012
9:13 am

Rubio, was in over his head. Talking about gov’t, tell me one group of immigrants that got more asistance than cubans? They still get it to this day! Biggest group of hyprocites, largest medicare fraud in the US and they overwhelmingly vote republican. Rubio is a one termer…

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
9:15 am

… I’m not in the military…

Had priorities other than military service, did we Dick?

You armchair Webelos do crack me up, though.

DannyX

August 31st, 2012
9:15 am

I hear Bain has relocated Romneys magic underwear plant to China.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

August 31st, 2012
9:15 am

“There have been some really UGLY elections in our past.”

Between candidates yes, but I doubt this country as a whole as been this divided (including the Vietnam era) since the War Between the States.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

August 31st, 2012
9:15 am

Interesting side note on how the RNC handles voting battles regarding rules– it predetermines them as evidence by the teleprompter. http://www.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeedpolitics/gop-uses-teleprompter-to-count-votes.

Brosephus™

August 31st, 2012
9:15 am

Kramer: Brosephus, if people did not hear Romney they surely see Obama’s economy.

Yep. The little bit of attempted bailing out that Obama tried was blocked at every opportunity by the Republicans who have decided it was more beneficial for party power to block things instead of thinking of the country and trying to be productive. Yep, people who aren’t easily swayed by bullsh*t will see right through it.

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Williebkind: That is exactly what you have been doing all along.

Show me where I speculated on what I posted. Has those things not happened? You don’t speculate actual facts. Then again, I know you’re allergic to fact so you probably wouldn’t recognize them if they ran you over a dozen times.

Reagans ghost

August 31st, 2012
9:16 am

Am I better off than I was four years ago……..Well, I’ll have to admit I’m a little better off. Most of my worthless kin is now on welfare and food stamps and have quit asking me for money so much. So, A little better I’d say.

Goldie

August 31st, 2012
9:16 am

“How is Romney going to create 12 million jobs?”

Remember, the Cons only “jobs plan” is war-mongering and nation-building… we have no evidence of anything else they have to offer America in the way of “jobs.”

:)

Joseph

August 31st, 2012
9:17 am

I love when liberals squirm… You fruits are going absolutely banana’s over the fact of how competent Romney/Ryan seems. The thought of the debate not only infuriates you dimwits it’s driving ya’ll mad… The best thing for ya’ll to do is just stop thinking about it. Obama could have sex with a goat on national tv and you loons would still vote for him. So the left is certainly not a target of the GOP. It’s the Independents that are coming over in droves just as they did in 2010….

Hmmmmmmm

August 31st, 2012
9:17 am

@DannyX

Smaller Government, lower taxes creates opportunity… Fiscal responsibility will also help… Hey, for all the talk about the truth meter on Paul Ryan….. Well good grief… Put the truth meter on this President…. If Romney wins, at least we have a President who has Honor and Integrity. You may not agree with his politics or his business acumen, but apply the truth meter to Romney and Obama and make your choice… I don’t think it’s close.. IMHO, yours will probably be different.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

August 31st, 2012
9:18 am

“Had priorities other than military service, did we Dick?”

As most Americans do now. Sad sign of the times.

“In World War II, 11.2% of the nation served in four (4) years. During the Vietnam era, 4.3% served in twelve (12) years. Since 2001, only 0.45% of our population has served in the Global War on Terror. These are unbelievable statistics. Over time, fewer and fewer people have shouldered more and more of the burden and it is only getting worse.” General David Petraeus

Goldie

August 31st, 2012
9:19 am

“Am I better off than I was four years ago…”

Bro — correct. My 401K has recovered all those $$ lost at the end of W’s regime and the stock market collapse. Thanks for reminding me how much better off I am today! :)

Reagans ghost

August 31st, 2012
9:19 am

Wonder how the ex GM Bond holders feel about GM’s success? We know how the Unions feel. Hell, who wouldn’t want to be handed all that ” stolen” stock?

kimmer

August 31st, 2012
9:19 am

It is laughable for Jay Bookman to write a column that he seems to want to pass off as an impartial assessment of Mitt Romney’s speech when virtually everything he has written in the last year has been so ultra pro-obama/anti-republican that he can’t even stand up without lurching to the left. There was literally nothing Romney could have said or done that Jay would not have panned. By the same token I am going to predict now that Jay’s assessment of obama’s speech next week will be quite glowing.

To Mary Elizabeth about your comment regarding government jobs, Gov Romney did not say that they were not important but one thing is certain and that is there can be no government jobs without private sector jobs to pay for them!

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
9:19 am

Obama’s negative attack ads paid for by George Soros and endorsed by Obama portraying Romney as an evil man are a lie. Romney is a good man that has given millions to charity and helped previously failing businesses in the private sector survive. 80% of the failing companies he tried to turn around are still here in business today and hire thousands of workers. No one can be successful 100% of the time in turning around companies in or near bankruptcy. Romney is qualified to lead the turn around of the U.S. economy. Obama is not.

Goldie

August 31st, 2012
9:21 am

I’m sure all you Cons who keep blabbering about “entitlements” are just furious with Your Party and its insistence that we continue to give away BILLION$ in entitlements to Big Oil Companies!

:)

Hmmmmmmm

August 31st, 2012
9:23 am

@kimmer

Mary Elizabeth is lost in her elite liberal education… Something we commoners have little(education) of… We should just sit back and warm in the glow of her intelligence….

Reagans ghost

August 31st, 2012
9:23 am

Bookman’s Blog. It’s really fun. Dark and seedy, but fun.

Bill Orvis White

August 31st, 2012
9:23 am

The fact here is that the Romney-Ryan ticket scares liberals. With $5trillion in new ObamaDebt that accrued in less than three years, a multi-trillion dollar bogus health care plan that raided billions from the already-bogus Mediscare “program,” the honorable Gov. Romney and the honorable Rep. Ryan wish to do something about this mess. Their common sense plan will put this once-free nation on the path to sustainability. But, no, the liberals are coming out with their lies and socialistic agenda which are destroying us from within. It’s time to change management and have real business folks run government. Business folks know how to get rid of the elitists and replace them with experienced leaders WHO WILL cut gov’t spending and waste. I’m jazzed about the RNC and now it’s onward to victory. I’m praying King Hussein Obama is packing “his” bags right now with a forwarding address to Liberal Chicago. Over there, “he” can teach Marxism to “his” students at one of the elitist colleges up there and then, leave us the living heck alone.
Amen,
Bill

Jm

August 31st, 2012
9:23 am

Scout 9:18

I agree with the sentiment

But population growth has something to do with the shrinking number as well

I don’t think the military has had difficulty with recruitment, but please correct me if I’m wrong

Keep Up the Good Fight!

August 31st, 2012
9:24 am

Goldie, those aren’t entitlements…. they are just giving back money that the corporations have paid. ;) :lol:

Mick

August 31st, 2012
9:24 am

Romney/ryan – talk is cheap, tell us again how you are going to create all those jobs? I mean really, the real estate collapse still has a ways to go before it corrects – no matter who is president…

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

August 31st, 2012
9:24 am

Tom(Independent Viet Vet,USAF)

August 31st, 2012
9:10 am
Granny – I take it you’ve never been a fan of Clint Eastwood? Yes he’s 82, give him a break. When you’re that age, you’ll probably babble on at times also. Oh, come to think of it, Jamvet and you have started babbling early in life. Have a nice day,mam!

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I have enjoyed some of his film work, that I won’t deny.

However, his age,unless he is ill, is no excuse for his creepiness.

Are you suggesting he is ill?

Are you suggesting the GOP knowingly but an ill man in that position on purpose?

Donovan

August 31st, 2012
9:26 am

JamVet @ 8:10…that grenade that went off near your head really did more damage than I thought I’d love to hear your interpretation of the movie, Bambi or Mary Poppins..

I must admit that Mr. Bookman found reason to give credit where credit was due. Mitt did a fine job. As a matter of fact, he hit a grand slam last night. Isn’t time we have a businessman for president?

Anyone who found fault with Mitt’s upbringing, business success, family values, and presidential look needs serious help or institutionalization.

Look out boys and girls. Look out Obama. When someone doesn’t do the job it’s time to let him go.

Mary Elizabeth

August 31st, 2012
9:27 am

I want to express my “thank you” to all those who have appreciated my analysis of Romney’s speech (and thinking) around 3:00 am. Romney seems like a good family man to me who has loved his wife, children, and mother and father. However, as I have mentioned before on this blog, I do not think that he has Obama’s vision of the type of leadership that Obama wants America to foster in this world.

(For those who may want to read further on this – I think Obama’s leadership style is more in keeping with the values that George Washington, the father of our nation, tried to emulate for leaders of our nation to assume into posterity. I hope that some readers will explore these thoughts, which I developed in my own blog, “Mary Elizabeth Sings,” December 26, 2010. See below for an excerpt from and link to that entry on my blog:

“Are we wise enough to know that America’s first president, George Washington, by his example of deliberately relinquishing power, was modeling for posterity the role he desired for America’s leaders to emulate in the future? Will America acknowledge that all in the world are inherently equal? Will America and Americans lead others in seizing this budding egalitarian world consciousness through the choices we make? If America can lead others into the coming new age, in this new direction, then she, like her first president, will become a great leader through her grace of spirit and wisdom, rather than simply through her power.”

http://maryelizabethsings.wordpress.com/2010/12/26/a-new-year-a-budding-world-consciousness/

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Carpet and air duct cleaners just called me, to say that they are on their way to my home. I must go. I hope all will have a good day, ahead.

Goldie

August 31st, 2012
9:27 am

“I hear Bain has relocated Romneys magic underwear plant to China.”

DannyX — you’re a hoot! :)

GT

August 31st, 2012
9:28 am

If Obama is not reelected it will be like Americans leaving Viet Nam. Helicopters lifting off with people hanging on till they tire and drop into the obese. People crawling like ants up security walls to not be left behind. Bush disappeared the last few months of his administration checking out the air in his mountain bike tires, modeling his tight riding uniform even wearing a cowboy outfit occasionally, while America burned. But this guy Romney is different? The whole party is run by a non elected mafia that runs anything moving in the Republican Party with money they have made off the party plowed back in to protect their investment. I keep thinking one good dose of these Chanys and Trumps would be enough but hell no, thank you sir and I will have another.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

August 31st, 2012
9:28 am

Jm:

There is truth in what you say but the bottom line is that even most of our leaders now (both sides) are dearth of military experience.

Joseph

August 31st, 2012
9:28 am

I can’t wait to read Bookman’s tripe next week when he talks about how wonderful the dem convention is and how Obama is bringing us all together… I got a feeling they will trot out woman after woman demanding that the gubmint give them free birth control… Probably a few homosexuals to promote so called “marriage equality” to boot…. 100% different from what we heard form the GOP… It’s not what you can do to help yourself. It’s what the gubmint can do to keep you down….

Goldie

August 31st, 2012
9:29 am

Don’t we all hate the entitlements that the Cons Party gives away year after year???

Obama/Biden 2012! :)

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
9:29 am

Obama’s plan to create 12,000,000 new jobs? He considers the tripling of people on gub’ment disability to be jobs his gub’ment created. That’s his disconnected sense of logic. Obama has done so much to “create” jobs that we need him back in the private sector as soon as possible – like 4 years ago. Time for tough love – fire Obama.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

August 31st, 2012
9:29 am

Kimmer @ 9:19

Don’t forget, the is an “Obama for President” campaign website.

Mick

August 31st, 2012
9:30 am

**When someone doesn’t do the job it’s time to let him go.**

Before you hire someone new it’s always a good idea to check some references; like tax returns, bain capital years and what is the true story about their takeovers…yes, give me some truth, just like the truth is we are definitely way better off now than at the end of the previous guy’s term, whose name must not be mentioned at all costs…

Skip

August 31st, 2012
9:30 am

Bush was losing 850.000 jobs a month, Obama gaining 150.000 a month. Yup, better off now.

DannyX

August 31st, 2012
9:31 am

“Wonder how the ex GM Bond holders feel about GM’s success?”

Those with unsecured debt sold out long ago for pennies on the dollar, they were offered a much better deal but they bailed. Those with secured debt are doing fine.

Unsecured debt is a risk.

Williebkind

August 31st, 2012
9:31 am

Brosephus™

August 31st, 2012
9:15 am
Repeating the same old lines over and over does not make it a fact. It is closer to insanity.

Butch Cassidy (I)

August 31st, 2012
9:31 am

And this is why I left the party in 2005, and removed myself from the voting process completely….

The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent on Thursday interviewed a Ryan-supporting Wisconsin businessman, who argued that the plant may have been unsalvageable, even with significant government support.

“This morning, I spoke to a leading business official in Janesville, Wisconsin, who was at the center of efforts to save the GM plant — one who supports Paul Ryan — and he offered a nuanced version of the history that strains simplistic interpretations,” Sargent reported. “The official, John Beckord, who heads the pro-business group Forward Janesville, makes two key points. First, that the market for the GM product in question collapsed much faster than anyone expected it would at the time of Obama’s speech. Second, that there is no telling whether the plant would have reopened, even if the economy had recovered faster.”

Joseph

August 31st, 2012
9:33 am

Morality?:

You are absolutely right. I know two people right now on disability because of stress. These people are some of the one’s no longer counted in unemployment stats… If the media would do its job and report accurately there would be no way Oblama could win..

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

August 31st, 2012
9:33 am

so apparently the GOP was really going have a hologram of Reagan last night but thought it would take away from Mr. Romney’s speech.

so they got Clint instead?

wow, can that group run a campaign.

Blue in Red

August 31st, 2012
9:34 am

The Republican Party is as dead as their false idol Ronald Reagan. Good riddance.

Tom(Independent Viet Vet,USAF)

August 31st, 2012
9:35 am

Folks,(as Bill would say -you know the Fair and Balanced guy) Romney is going to create 12 million jobs by repairing roads, bridges, shovel-ready projects. HaHa!! Take that libbys! Seriously, that would be 250,000 per month for next 4 yrs, not an impossible task if the private section gets behind you!!

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
9:35 am

Samuel L. Jackson in Ebony Magazine….. “I didn’t vote for Obama ’cause of his G.D. plan. He ain’t got no GD plan to save America. I voted for Obama ’cause he’s black.” Samuel’s honesty warms my heart. Even he knows Obama ain’t got no G D plan to save America. Time to hire someone competent that can create the environment to turn this economy around. Time to hire the man with the resume for the job at hand. Time to hire Mitt Romney.

Mick

August 31st, 2012
9:36 am

Let’s not forget the republican house – where are the jobs mr. boehner? Thank you president obama for keeping us safe the past four years, no major attacke on US soil and for ordering the hit on bin laden – thank you very much!!!

DannyX

August 31st, 2012
9:36 am

“that would be 250,000 per month for next 4 yrs, not an impossible task if the private section gets behind you!!”

Another words that Romney promise is just another lie.

Romney/Lyin’ 2012

Keep Up the Good Fight!

August 31st, 2012
9:37 am

Granny, the GOP is very remorseful that they did not have Regan stuffed and mounted on wheels for them to roll out. But Disney is very worried, if Mitt would win, they have to figure out how to make his robot in the Hall of Presidents look lifelike. Right now the robot would be too animated.

Tom(Independent Viet Vet,USAF)

August 31st, 2012
9:38 am

Remember all you fine Southern gentlemen, be as gracious and kind to Michelle Obama at the DNC as you have been to Ann Romney this week!

Tom(Independent Viet Vet,USAF)

August 31st, 2012
9:41 am

DannyX – How many lies(or to put it nicely misspokens) has Obama said? “You didn’t build that” will forever go down in history! Small businesses depise him and I hope that is the game changer! We will see.

independent thinker

August 31st, 2012
9:42 am

Topics taboo at the GOP convention:

1. Romneys’ offshor accounts and possible tax evasion;
2. Romney care
3.Unfunded Medicare Part D passed by the GOP and costing possibly over a trillion dollars in ten years
4. Medicare Advantage giving huge Medicare dollars to private insurers and free gym memberships passed by the GOP under Bush cut back by Obama;
5.Bain Capitala shipping jobs overseas right now as we speak in Freeport Illinois where they just closed a plant
6. Tax credits for companies that relocate overseas;
7.GOP fillibustering two bills to eleiminate that relocation tax credit;
8. the 38 anti-abortion bills passed by Aiken and Ryan;
9. Rubio and Ryan swearing allegiance to Grover Norquist
10. That 716 billion dollars Obama allegedly stole from Medicare being cost savings agreed by providers which the Affordable Care Act funnels pack into new Medicare benefits and covering unfunded Medicare part D
11. The ongoing mess Bush got us into in Afghanistan
12. Condi and Bush forcing Israel to turn over Gaza to Hamas and kick Israelis out of their homes
13. Obama going to Sderot and putting himself in harm’s way of Hamas missles in 2008 while Romeny only went to raise cash at a fundraiser in Jerusalem and some photo ops;
14. Our banking industry and Auto industry being rescued by Obama;
15. Worst terrorist attack on civilians ever under Bush and none under Obama and
16. socialist medical care in hospitals passed by Reagan being funded by individual mandates under Obama.

Williebkind

August 31st, 2012
9:43 am

Mick

August 31st, 2012
9:36 am
You are right no attacks on Obama’s watch because Bush took care of that. Let’s have three cheers for Bush.

Williebkind

August 31st, 2012
9:44 am

independent thinker

August 31st, 2012
9:42 am
Wow, do you keep that list in your pocket?

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
9:47 am

Obama’s strangely distorted “logic”. One more person moved from the unemployment rolls to disability is one more gub’ment created job. Do you really believe the unemployment rate is “just” 9 %? The reality is that every person moved from unemployment to disability, etc. is one more name taken off the unemployment stats. Disability rolls have TRIPLED since Obama got in office. That’s Obama’s idea of gub’ment created “jobs”. Some need to be on disability but the regulations to get on disability under Obama have been so relaxed that all you need to do is hire a lawyer and get a crooked doctor to sign a paper and you will be accepted. Disability has become a scam for lawyers and doctors to get rich. Obama loves it.

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself Dirty Harry

August 31st, 2012
9:47 am

@Williebkind

August 31st, 2012
9:44 am
independent thinker

August 31st, 2012
9:42 am
Wow, do you keep that list in your pocket?

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Thank you Independent Thinker.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

August 31st, 2012
9:48 am

Tom(Independent Viet Vet,USAF)

August 31st, 2012
9:38 am
Remember all you fine Southern gentlemen, be as gracious and kind to Michelle Obama at the DNC as you have been to Ann Romney this week!

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Oh my!

Did somebody call her fat? Or ugly? or un-American?

Jhunt163

August 31st, 2012
9:50 am

Eastwooding.

“Angry old white guy berating an invisible black boogey man.

Actually amazingly appropriate.

But creepy.”

Yeah because it is all about content of one’s character, some people see race in everything.

Brosephus™

August 31st, 2012
9:52 am

Williebkind: Repeating the same old lines over and over does not make it a fact. It is closer to insanity.

And, if you actually had any proof, you would prove my insanity. However, as typical for you, you can’t even provide proof that water is wet. Here’s a chance for you WillieB, I’ll give you just a few things that I said. Either prove them wrong and prove my insanity, or fail to prove anything and prove your ignorance. You game for that?

#1 I don’t think Bush targeted or killed any Americans.
(remember Anwar Al-Alwaki?)

#2 I don’t think Bush authorized any raids into sovereign territories to capture and/or kill high level targets.
(remember Abbottabad, Pakistan?)

#3 Unlike your living persona (in reference to Reagan), neither Bush nor Obama pulled personnel out of Iraq or Afghanistan after they were attacked. They’ve both left our military there to take names and kick ass, and they’re doing a damned good job at both.
(remember Beruit, Lebanon?)

Those three statements were pulled verbatim from my post at 8:52, and I challenge you to prove they are repeated lies and not fact. So, will we prove insanity or ignorance? The ball is in your court, Williebkind. What will you do?

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself Dirty Harry

August 31st, 2012
9:53 am

@Tom(Independent Viet Vet,USAF)

August 31st, 2012
9:38 am
Remember all you fine Southern gentlemen, be as gracious and kind to Michelle Obama at the DNC as you have been to Ann Romney this week!

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Fine Southern gentlemen?

RNC Rocks Strip Club Business in Tampa.

With the Republican National Convention in full swing, one business in particular seems to be booming, a certain gentleman’s club.

After sending his most attractive women to the RNC with the intention of getting word out about the strip club, the manager (whose identity has been kept private) said the club has been packed with SOUTHERN GENTLEMEN.

Cons are hypocrites.

Mick

August 31st, 2012
9:53 am

willie

Then by your logic, bush is responsible for this mess of an economy, let’s have some boo’s and hisses for that…of course you are ridiculous and it is more than probable that if al gore was president, 911 would not have happened…

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
9:53 am

Obama is the 1st ” Reality Show President”. Move him back to the private sector where he will fit in on “House Wives of D.C.” or he can be on that show where obese women try on wedding dresses. How about the one where little girls are abused by their mommies in beauty pageants. That’s the realm Obama Obama belongs in. We need a real president – not an artificial President- not a “Reality
Show President”. Not Obama.

Brosephus™

August 31st, 2012
9:54 am

Remember all you fine Southern gentlemen, be as gracious and kind to Michelle Obama at the DNC as you have been to Ann Romney this week!

The only attacks I’ve seen on Mrs. Obama has come from the Right. So, I think you need to ensure you broadcast that message to your fellow conservative posters….

Welcome to the Occupation

August 31st, 2012
9:55 am

Morning folks!

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
9:56 am

Anyone that truly desires to find a job in the private, especially new college graduates and those just out of high school should vote for someone that will create the atmosphere for the recovery of this economy…….. that would be R O M N E Y.

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself Dirty Harry

August 31st, 2012
9:56 am

@Granny Godzilla – Union Thugette

August 31st, 2012
9:48 am

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Remember all you fine Southern gentlemen, be as gracious?

How can they. They are hypocrites.

RNC Rocks Strip Club Business in Tampa.

With the Republican National Convention in full swing, one business in particular seems to be booming, a certain gentleman’s club.

After sending his most attractive women to the RNC with the intention of getting word out about the strip club, the manager (whose identity has been kept private) said the club has been packed with SOUTHERN GENTLEMEN.

Jm

August 31st, 2012
9:58 am

Jamvet I really could care less about responding to you and your ilk

That said: an honest personal appraisal of my personal situation would be: about the same

Not better

If I take on my fair share of the national debt into account I am worse off

Those are just the facts

Jm

August 31st, 2012
10:01 am

“politicians are employees of ours”

Amen, yep. Time to fire our current manager. Romney will do a better job.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

August 31st, 2012
10:02 am

Jhunt163

August 31st, 2012
9:50 am
Eastwooding.

“Angry old white guy berating an invisible black boogey man.

Actually amazingly appropriate.

But creepy.”

Yeah because it is all about content of one’s character, some people see race in everything.

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They certainly do.

And that IS an issue of character.

Got Some?

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
10:03 am

Trying to explain how the economy works to a brain dead zombies for Obama is like trying to reason with the insane. Impossible. The Obama voters don’t consider being nearly $16,000,000,000,000 (trillion) in debt to be a problem. Why? Because they have no idea what a trillion is and don’t care as long as the gub’ment sends their check in the mail.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

August 31st, 2012
10:05 am

Going to the Friday fish boil at the Ilk Lodge?

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
10:06 am

Let me be the 1st to tell you that in the not to distant future, if you vote Obama, that check will still come in the mail but the bank won’t accept it due to insufficient funds. The Feds credit card is about to max out. Which means that you will have to go to work and the jobs that Obama created – good luck with that!

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
10:07 am

As a matter of fact, he hit a grand slam last night.

I can imagine. Too bad it was at that ballpark in Williamsport where the Little Leaguers play, huh? veteran hater.

Go serve the nation (in uniform, Cheneybot) or head off to Iran.

Either way, you might just grow up a tad…

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
10:08 am

Got no check from the Obama gub’ment and don’t need one….. see ‘ya.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

August 31st, 2012
10:10 am

Why is it that the ones who claim “morality” usually have the least?

Hmmmmmmm

August 31st, 2012
10:11 am

@Morality?

Exactly…. There is NO explaining 16T to anybody on this blog… A vote for Obama is a vote against this country… Period. But hey, the correction will come regardless of who is in office.. We either have leaders that make the corrections or the market makes the correction… It’s not pretty in either case.

Taylor Wooten

August 31st, 2012
10:12 am

Obama’s Staff has called ahead to the Motel 6 in Charlotte…to see about having the Quo’ran placed in the rooms for him and all posse. Seems the Motel only had the Gideon Bible in the bedside nite stands.

Brosephus™

August 31st, 2012
10:12 am

There is NO explaining 16T to anybody on this blog

Well, when the people who whine about 16T can’t accurately explain it themselves, what do you expect?

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
10:14 am

Can’t let that comment go unanswered………. I love our veterans and the military no matter what your politics. According to recent polls most in the military will vote Romney ’cause Obama wants to fire them to use that money to expand his socialist gub’ment programs. Obama Care is a giant unfunded Ponzi scheme due to go broke like all these other Obama give a ways.

Taylor Wooten

August 31st, 2012
10:15 am

Also, Entertainment Tonite has leaked out that Obama will take the stage in native Kenyan. He has chosen the Tribal dress of his forefathers (and poor Brother), a lovely shade of red and fuscia. Entertainment Tonite will have a special edition show during the Convention with the details.

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
10:16 am

Wooten – OBAMA stays at the Ritz Carlton – taxpayers stay at Motel 6.

Taylor Wooten

August 31st, 2012
10:17 am

Press Release:

The Obama Administration is proud to announce its new multi year, multimillion dollar deal with Marlboro cigarettes! Obama will kick it all off as he takes the stage…a lighted Marlboro in mouth! The Gays, Lesbians and Journalists will just love it!

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

August 31st, 2012
10:17 am

Taylor

Got Fear?

Hmmmmmmm

August 31st, 2012
10:18 am

@Brosephus

It’s not hard… Even with my limited intelligence, I understand… :) Romney may just be another politician, but we as a people must keep trying to find the right person. Obama has proven time and time that he can’t produce. We must not stop until we find leaders who are fiscally responsible. I for one, will NOT give up!

Taylor Wooten

August 31st, 2012
10:19 am

Correction:

Ive just received this Memo. In fact, Obama and his posse’ WILL be staying at the Ritz Carlton. Michelle was NOT happy when she learned of the Motel 6 plans. Obama had hoped to show off a new “austerity” approach but Michelle said NO WAY

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
10:19 am

Dirty little secret. Obama is a member of the lefts hated 1%’ers. Got 4 mansions in three different states fully staffed with maids and gardeners. You too can be successful by living the gub’ment dream.

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
10:22 am

Return Obama to the private sector where he is sorely needed.

Brosephus™

August 31st, 2012
10:22 am

Hmmmmmmm

Romney may just be another politician, but we as a people must keep trying to find the right person.

Your first sentence said it all. Trust me, I’llkeep trying to find the right person, but Romney damn sure isn’t it. If you think Obama can’t produce, what do you think about Romney’s ability to even give a concrete and cogent idea/plan? One can’t think of producing if you don’t even know what you believe or are going to do.

Unlike you and obviously others, I don’t settle for jackassery that party idiots parade as “The Solution”.

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
10:24 am

Obama’s so called preacher the Rev. Wright saida ” G D America”. We that love America say “God bless America”. Bless America by returning Obama back to the private sector where he will cause less damage to the economy.

Williebkind

August 31st, 2012
10:25 am

” that if al gore was president”
Then I stopped reading.

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
10:29 am

Jamvet I really could care less about responding to you and your ilk

Yet, you just did, troll of denial.

LOL at you and your confusion…

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
10:30 am

Bro said it – He will keep looking for the right person – admitting without meaning to that Obama hasn’t cut it at as Prez. Romney is a proven success in the private sector. Obama got rich off of gub’ment left wing contacts and class action lawsuits…… not exactly a requirement for the position of Prez.

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
10:33 am

I love our veterans…

From VERY afar, huh?

While you vote for scumbags who strip them of their benefits and use them as canon fodder so the cowards can feel good about themselves..

Support the troops, my ass…

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
10:36 am

We have more big gub’ment than we can pay for. Obama’s plan – expand the gub’ment even more. Romney’s plan – expand the private sector jobs and create a gub’ment we can afford. Dead brained zombies for Obama can’t quite grasp that concept ’cause they let the gub’ment think for them being as they are brain dead. Obama is counting on voters being brain dead. In other words he is insulting his voters but they just don’t get it. Obama wants to keep you in gub’ment Pre K from the cradle to the grave.

Tom Middleton

August 31st, 2012
10:37 am

For a man who sold his soul to become the Republican nominee and their latest rendition of the Neocons’ plaything from hell…yeah, Romney did OK, Jay. And poor Clint, like Romney he’s lost without directors and a script!

Hmmmmmmm

August 31st, 2012
10:39 am

@Brosephus

Maybe you better do a little research on Romney… His whole life has been a testament to planning and personal resolve. His success was NOT a given… As I said previous, he may turn out to be another politician, but don’t fall in with the status “left” motive… He is rich and powerful, which means he is an evil man…. I am a person that has had some success in life, not nearly the level of Romney, but I know the focus and commitment it requires. Obama has NONE of these attributes.

GT

August 31st, 2012
10:39 am

Morality you are are a bigot, so why would you take advice from Samuel L. Jackson though I am sure he could rise up above where you are now. The gub’ment remark gives you away. It also indicates the debt of your thinking, black bad, white good, I’m hungry, I’m sleepy…

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
10:42 am

I see. And you don’t see a problem with Obama’s plan to weaken the military and reduce the forces by 1/3rd thus putting those that have sacrificed for our country on the unemployment line? Most vets would not agree with that. In recent polls a majority those in the military and vets will not vote for Obama. You know that and you are a rare exception.

GT

August 31st, 2012
10:44 am

Hmm lord knows we try to do research into Romney but the man has covered his tracks like a man put into the protection witness program. This is where the trouble lies, somehow people have taken Obama doing a bad job to mean Romney would do a good job. If that is how it works let me be president, I can do a better job than either one of them. Now that I have said that it is fact.

Brosephus™

August 31st, 2012
10:46 am

Hmmmmmmm

And pray tell, what makes you think that I fall in or even subscribe to what you call the “left” motive? I am quite capable of reasearching and reading things for myself. I have looked over Romney’s plan. I don’t see how it will address any of the underlying issues that are crippling our country. I’ve seen where Romney endorsed Ryan’s Budget Plan. I have also read that budget plan, and I don’t see how it comes close to doing what it’s professed to do.

In other words, Romney’s talk and his veener looks good to the uninformed or uncaring. I don’t go for words or looks. I look at actions. Any man who has to hide his actions is a man that I don’t trust, and Romney is that man. Had the GOP nominated the person I think would have been much better, then I would have easily voted for that candidate. However, thanks to the choices I have to pick from, I have to do a great deal of soul searching before I hit that booth in November.

Brosephus™

August 31st, 2012
10:47 am

And you don’t see a problem with Obama’s plan to weaken the military and reduce the forces by 1/3rd thus putting those that have sacrificed for our country on the unemployment line?

Where did that plan come from, and where is that in writing?

GT

August 31st, 2012
10:52 am

Morality you are talking about the man that shot Bin Laden. Obama does things more efficiently than the previous and present want to bes. Look at this edition of New Orleans, a one day news story. It has been that way all through Os administration with the exception of the economy which a good case of your obstructionist making it last longer can be made. And why would they do that? Because they benefit from bad things happening. Really study it like much of the press studied Ryan’s speech the other night. About every comment was a nose grower, with his participation in all things left out.

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
10:53 am

Jay – take note. I have just been called a bigot by G.T. G.T. I think you are closer to what you just said than me. I am just repeating what S.L.J. said in Ebony Magazine. Maybe he is a bigot for voting for someone because of their ethnicity – you be the judge… Ethnic background is not a priority for me. If Romney was African American I would still vote for him. You don’t know me G.T. but because you are left of California in your perverted logic you think every one that does not agree with you hates you and is an evil bigot, etc, etc., etc. Calling me lies doesn’t phase me.

Junior Samples

August 31st, 2012
10:55 am

I love it win an actor doesn’t go along the liberal party lines and speaks his own voice.

Dharma Bum

August 31st, 2012
10:57 am

Come on everyone… it was a well-delivered speech and I would hope that the RNC coming to an end and the DNC coming up will now redirect our attention to the important issues in this election… not teleprompters, tax returns, “I built this,” “… put y’all back in chains,” or whatever else. The economy is first and foremost in our minds and Obama and Romney simply have competing visions on how best to help all Americans. There is no reason to demonize one side or the other simply because we disagree.

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
10:57 am

Bro – That is part of Obama’s plan to reduce the deficit ……. cut the military by 1/3rd. That is the only major cut he has proposed. It’s in Obama’s “plan” for his next term. NBC, CBS, etc. have all reported on this.

Taylor Wooten

August 31st, 2012
10:59 am

Poor Obama supporters…..it must burn inside to have to “support” him when they know deep down how absolutely pathetic he is…a chain smokin Muslim who hates America….”Dreams from my Father”

Brosephus™

August 31st, 2012
11:01 am

Morality?

The only thing I find reported is cuts that were proposed in January. Is that what you’re talking about?

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
11:04 am

G.T. 10: 44 a.m. . did you really mean to say what you just said that Obama has done a bad job? Finally we are in agreement on something. Common ground! The why, pray would you vote back in to office a Prez that has done a bad job? G.T. I hate to bust your bubble but Obama did not shoot Bin Ladin….. the Navy Seals did. Obama was sitting in his cozy gub’ment office.

Mick

August 31st, 2012
11:04 am

taylor

Your hate is a waste of emotion and everybody’s time…

GT

August 31st, 2012
11:11 am

Morality your people attacked Biden for using the southern accent, more like black accent, when talking about shackles. Do you think Biden is a bigot, you certainly accused his of it. I think that kind of thinking is up there with sexual perverts and bullying that retards any fresh air entering the brain. Now Morality if you can prove me wrong which so far you have not with your dog whistle comments do so. I welcome a open minded debate that uses facts over myth and does not use symbolic hate as a general description.

I imagine when you sit in a nut house and express you see pink elephants, a dozen other inmates also see pink elephants so now we have a room full of pink pachyderms.

kimmer

August 31st, 2012
11:13 am

Mary Elizabeth @ 9:37 “I do not think that he has Obama’s vision of the type of leadership that Obama wants America to foster in this world.”

Truer words could not have been spoken and that I for one thank God he (Romney) doesn’t share Obama’s vision.

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
11:14 am

Bro – When I have time I will try to get the info to you. I think it was in the A.J.C. also. Of course, I don’t think even Obama plans to cut the military by 1/3rd by the end of a possible (hope not ) 2nd term but over time – something like 10 to 20 years. I know there is waste in the military spending, like all other gub’ment run agencies, but 1/3rd? Got to go to work now but will try to get that for you.

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself Dirty Harry

August 31st, 2012
11:16 am

@Taylor Wooten

August 31st, 2012
10:12 am
Obama’s Staff has called ahead to the Motel 6 in Charlotte…to see about having the Quo’ran placed in the rooms for him and all posse. Seems the Motel only had the Gideon Bible in the bedside nite stands.
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PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN GLASS HOUSES SHOULD NOT THROW STONES.

RNC Rocks Strip Club Business in Tampa.

With the Republican National Convention in full swing, one business in particular seems to be booming, a certain gentleman’s club.

After sending his most attractive women to the RNC with the intention of getting word out about the strip club, the manager (whose identity has been kept private) said the club has been packed with SOUTHERN GENTLEMEN.

CONS are HYPOCRITES

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself Dirty Harry

August 31st, 2012
11:19 am

@Taylor Wooten

August 31st, 2012
10:59 am
Poor Obama supporters…..it must burn inside to have to “support” him when they know deep down how absolutely pathetic he is…a chain smokin Muslim who hates America….”Dreams from my Father”

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POOR Myth Robme supporters…………HYPOCRITES

RNC ATTENDEES Rocks Strip Club Business in Tampa.

With the Republican National Convention in full swing, one business in particular seems to be booming, a certain gentleman’s club.

After sending his most attractive women to the RNC with the intention of getting word out about the strip club, the manager (whose identity has been kept private) said the club has been packed with SOUTHERN GENTLEMEN.

CONS are HYPOCRITES

CRITES

SBinf

August 31st, 2012
11:20 am

It’s odd that Mitt is from the party of personal responsibility, yet all he did in his speech was tell folks to blame Obama for their unfortunate lot in life.

Brosephus™

August 31st, 2012
11:21 am

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A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself Dirty Harry

August 31st, 2012
11:21 am

@Junior Samples

August 31st, 2012
10:55 am
I love it win an actor doesn’t go along the liberal party lines and speaks his own voice.

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A mind is a TERRIBLE thing to waste.

Dirty Harry needs to GO TAKE A BATH.

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
11:22 am

G.T. – I am still waiting for your apology for calling me a bigot….. but not going to hold my breath. What do you mean by “my people”? I haven’t said anything about Biden’s stupid comments. Nothing at all. I am not a Repub nor a Dem. Did not vote for “W” or Obama but I will vote for Romney because, as you admitted, Obama has done a bad job. Missed Biden’s attempt at a southern accent but bet that was hilarious. I have always said that as a V.P. Biden is hilarious and could play himself on “Saturday Night Live”. Got to go now but will return ’cause I know you love me!

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself Dirty Harry

August 31st, 2012
11:24 am

@SBinf

August 31st, 2012
11:20 am
It’s odd that Mitt is from the party of personal responsibility, yet all he did in his speech was tell folks to blame Obama for their unfortunate lot in life.

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Personal responsibility?

RNC ATTENDEES Rock Strip Club Business in Tampa.

With the Republican National Convention in full swing, one business in particular seems to be booming, a certain gentleman’s club.

After sending his most attractive women to the RNC with the intention of getting word out about the strip club, the manager (whose identity has been kept private) said the club has been packed with SOUTHERN GENTLEMEN.

Dirty OLD ANGRY MEN :)

CONS are HYPOCRITES

Brosephus™

August 31st, 2012
11:24 am

Morality?

There was one plan that was put forth in January that talked about cuts under the guise of retooling and restyling our military to be better suited for challenges we’re likely to face in the future. If that’s the one you’re talking about, I remember that one. There’s good and bad in that plan in my opinion. If the goal is to reduce duplicity, fraud, and wastes, then that’s ok by me. If it’s simply cutting dollars with no regards of making sure each dollar spent is going to return it’s value in resources, then I can’t go for that type of thing.

GT

August 31st, 2012
11:25 am

Most of them were campaigning to be on the ticket in 2016. You get the feeling they know this one is going to lose. Christy went 16 minutes talking about himself before mentioning Romney, RS jabs at a Romney myth about welfare setting himself up for the 2016 run. Red meat, feed em and count the votes and money flowing in. It is like talking about somebody’s mama and ducking.

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
11:26 am

Democrat Convention Schedule Just Announced: 4:00 p.m. Opening flag burning ceremony to be followed by Rev. Wright leading the singing of “G.D. America”. Can’t you just LOVE it!

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself Dirty Harry

August 31st, 2012
11:27 am

@GT

August 31st, 2012
10:44 am
Hmm lord knows we try to do research into Romney but the man has covered his tracks like a man put into the protection witness program. This is where the trouble lies, somehow people have taken Obama doing a bad job to mean Romney would do a good job. If that is how it works let me be president, I can do a better job than either one of them. Now that I have said that it is fact.

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CONS are on a FACT DIET. :)

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
11:28 am

G.T. thanks for the comment ….. would expect no less from you.

GT

August 31st, 2012
11:30 am

Which one you think the Lord hates worse Morality, burning flags or watching naked women on a GOP expense account. One is real and the other made up, can you tell the difference, this could be tricky M so don’t rush yourself.

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself Dirty Harry

August 31st, 2012
11:32 am

Former Navy Seal may face pentagon action.

YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW.

He got bit by his wagging tongue TALKING about OBAMA :)

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
11:32 am

Bro – I will agree with you on that. Fraud, abuse, waste needs to be cut out of EVERY government agency including the military. Good luck with the gub’ment actually attempting to DO it. You can count on the Dems to cut the SIZE of the military substantially if they get the chance. 1/3rd cut is extreme.

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself Dirty Harry

August 31st, 2012
11:35 am

@Morality?

August 31st, 2012
11:26 am
Democrat Convention Schedule Just Announced: 4:00 p.m. Opening flag burning ceremony to be followed by Rev. Wright leading the singing of “G.D. America”. Can’t you just LOVE it!

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Your WAGGING tongue is bleeding.

RNC ATTENDEES Rock Strip Club Business in Tampa.

With the Republican National Convention in full swing, one business in particular seems to be booming, a certain gentleman’s club.

After sending his most attractive women to the RNC with the intention of getting word out about the strip club, the manager (whose identity has been kept private) said the club has been packed with SOUTHERN GENTLEMEN.

Dirty OLD ANGRY MEN

CONS are HYPOCRITES

CONS are HYPOCRITES

CONS are HYPOCRITES

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
11:36 am

G.T. wouldn’t understand the meaning of “satire” if it bit G.T. in the butt. Of course it was made up – this time. By the way I guess you actually SAW the strip clubs and the attendees that you described? How about their expense account? Did you witness that too? Thought not.

Hmmmmmmm

August 31st, 2012
11:38 am

and then there was a wagging tongue… It’s no surprise the the Democratic party thrives on this kind of intelligence… Fact Diet you say… yikes, just get some help!

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself Dirty Harry

August 31st, 2012
11:39 am

@Morality?

August 31st, 2012
11:32 am
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Morality =

1.Principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior.
2.Behavior as it is affected by the observation of these principles.

RNC ATTENDEES Rock Strip Club Business in Tampa.

With the Republican National Convention in full swing, one business in particular seems to be booming, a certain gentleman’s club.

After sending his most attractive women to the RNC with the intention of getting word out about the strip club, the manager (whose identity has been kept private) said the club has been packed with SOUTHERN GENTLEMEN

MORALITY? Morality

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
11:39 am

Wag – I am not a member of the Repub Party – did not vote for “W” or Obama. Both parties have more than their share of irresponsible idiots. Most of them work for the gub’ment. Some in high places.

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself Dirty Harry

August 31st, 2012
11:41 am

@Hmmmmmmm

August 31st, 2012
11:38 am
and then there was a wagging tongue… It’s no surprise the the Democratic party thrives on this kind of intelligence… Fact Diet you say… yikes, just get some help!

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I know you wished you were as intelligent and creative.

Hmmmmmmm?

heeheeeheeee

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
11:42 am

Wag – Are you saying Dems don’t attend Strip Clubs? Have you ever attended a strip club? Thought so!

Hmmmmmmm

August 31st, 2012
11:42 am

Yeah, I can only dream Wag… I bow to your superior intellect…

Morality?

August 31st, 2012
11:43 am

It’s been a laugh – especially the part about Biden attempting a southern accent – but I really have to go now. Bye Bye but see you soon. Take care.

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself Dirty Harry

August 31st, 2012
11:44 am

@Morality?

August 31st, 2012
11:39 am
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If Republicans stop telling lies about Democrats

Democrats will stop telling the truth about Republicans.

OKAY Rality

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself Dirty Harry

August 31st, 2012
11:45 am

@Morality?

August 31st, 2012
11:43 am
It’s been a laugh – especially the part about Biden attempting a southern accent – but I really have to go now. Bye Bye but see you soon. Take care.

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You can run but you can’t hide.

You are who you are.

GT

August 31st, 2012
11:47 am

Morality don’t change the rules on me now. Your boy Romney likes to keep them in the dark on facts and Ryan just makes stuff up, you seem to like that method. Now you want me to show you expense account receipts from a stripe joint, please…

Taylor Wooten

August 31st, 2012
11:50 am

Im wondering how all these liberal journalists, cartoonists, pundits feel to be working at the failing AJC.

Can you say USA Today? Times Picayune? Vanity Fair?

Tom(Independent Viet Vet,USAF)

August 31st, 2012
12:10 pm

Wagging Tongue@9:56a – Could you get me that address please? It was a straight place, right? Oh no, here comes the activists.

The Leg Lamp is a "major award".....

August 31st, 2012
12:10 pm

Joe Biden will out weird Clint Eastwood by a longshot, unless, of course, the dems hide him from the convention.

The Leg Lamp is a "major award".....

August 31st, 2012
12:11 pm

GT
August 31st, 2012
11:47 am

“Your boy Romney…”

If a conservative were to say “Your boy Obama…” you and many other libs would be screaming racism. Hypocrisy at its finest.

Taylor Wooten

August 31st, 2012
12:20 pm

Press Release 12:15 Friday

The Obama Administration is proud to announce its new sponsorship deal with PEP BOYS!

To commemorate this exciting news, the President’s Limo will be outfitted with brand shiny FLAT BLACK 30″ wheels. Nothing like showing up at a party with new 30s!

Taylor Wooten

August 31st, 2012
12:37 pm

I hear there is a big LGBT Swingers Party planned for Charlotte at the DNC Convention.

Come one…come all!

Freaks, Sinners, Pitchers, Catchers all welcomed.

Lowski

August 31st, 2012
12:40 pm

Eastwood had me in stitches. Dems are panicked and running scared. Hear the footsteps…

Taylor Wooten

August 31st, 2012
12:47 pm

I cant wait to read all the flowing words and opinions and cartoons from the AJC after Obama’s “speech”. They will be slobbering over themselves

Bound to be epic.

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
1:01 pm

Morehannity, most Americans beyond the third grade realize that it is the Democratic party, not the Democrat Party.

Seriously.

You’re welcome.

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
1:04 pm

Taylor, it certainly won’t rival your Klanfest this week, huh?

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
1:12 pm

On family, Mitt Romney got an ‘A’ in his nomination speech last night. On positive presidential vision he got a ‘C’ — and on presidential policy he got an incomplete.

A recently retired Marine e-mailed, “he’s banking on Americans having total amnesia about 2001-2009, including failed wars and a multiple increase of the national debt.”

OUCH.

The crescendo of the speech was surreal, abrupt and unsatisfying. Traditional nomination speeches end with a memorable optimistic line repeated for effect, consider John McCain’s “Stand Up and Fight” defiance. This speech’s closing call and response was a series of questions that ended with the crowd shouting “No!” It was a metaphor as well as an ill-advised rhetorical device.

The Party of NO!!! Huge LOL!

independent thinker

August 31st, 2012
1:17 pm

Was Clint Eastwood the substitute keynote speech for that big guy from New Jersey who kept slobbering about getting some respect? Was that empty chair supposed to be the missing former president who was kept off the stage?

Junior Samples

August 31st, 2012
1:22 pm

Clint made more sense talking to an empty chair last night than obama has in 3 plus years lol

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself Republicans

August 31st, 2012
1:24 pm

@Lowski

August 31st, 2012
12:40 pm
Eastwood had me in stitches. Dems are panicked and running scared. Hear the footsteps…

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Dems are panicked and running scared?

Of whom?

Old angry, make my day, a has been actor Dirty Harry?

Or Religious underwear wearing Myth and Ms. Ann?

Will they put a SPELL ON DEMS?

Woooooo we are scared.

heeheeheeheeheeheeheehee :)

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself Republicans

August 31st, 2012
1:26 pm

@Junior Samples

August 31st, 2012
1:22 pm
Clint made more sense talking to an empty chair last night than obama has in 3 plus years lol

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An angry old babbling has been actor made more sense than Obama?

I think you cons are all suffering from OLD TIMERS.

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself Republicans

August 31st, 2012
1:30 pm

@Taylor Wooten

August 31st, 2012
12:20 pm
Press Release 12:15 Friday

The Obama Administration is proud to announce its new sponsorship deal with PEP BOYS!

To commemorate this exciting news, the President’s Limo will be outfitted with brand shiny FLAT BLACK 30″ wheels. Nothing like showing up at a party with new 30s!

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NEWS FLASH

RNC ATTENDEES Rock Strip Club Business in Tampa.

With the Republican National Convention in full swing, one business in particular seems to be booming, a certain gentleman’s club.

After sending his most attractive women to the RNC with the intention of getting word out about the strip club, the manager (whose identity has been kept private) said the club has been packed with SOUTHERN GENTLEMEN

OOOOPS THERE IT IS?

Pot calling the kettle BLACK?

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself and your tongue is BLOODY.

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself Republicans

August 31st, 2012
1:34 pm

@Taylor Wooten

August 31st, 2012
12:37 pm
I hear there is a big LGBT Swingers Party planned for Charlotte at the DNC Convention.

Come one…come all!

Freaks, Sinners, Pitchers, Catchers all welcomed.

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If Republicans stop telling LIES about democrats,

Democrats will stop telling the TRUTH about Republicans.

TRUTH: Google it.

RNC ATTENDEES Rock Strip Club Business in Tampa.

With the Republican National Convention in full swing, one business in particular seems to be booming, a certain gentleman’s club.

After sending his most attractive women to the RNC with the intention of getting word out about the strip club, the manager (whose identity has been kept private) said the club has been packed with SOUTHERN GENTLEMEN

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself and your tongue is BLOODY.

pb

August 31st, 2012
1:42 pm

What are you liberals/ Democrats going to do if Romney somehow wins? Guess it will be the end of the world for you, like having George W. Bush again? Better consider the possibility, because whatever bad you say about Romney, he still has a good chance to win… And yes, I agree Clint Eastwood’s speech was weird.

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself Republicans

August 31st, 2012
1:50 pm

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself …..Dirty Harry got bit.

Clint Eastwood earned plenty of bad reviews for his latest performance: a bizarre, rambling endorsement of Mitt Romney.

Clint, CAME across as sad and pathetic said the film critic Roger Ebert as Eastwood ad-libbed Thursday night to an audience of millions and one empty chair on stage at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. Roger Ebert also said “He didn’t need to do this to himself. It’s unworthy of him.”

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself Republicans

August 31st, 2012
1:53 pm

@pb

August 31st, 2012
1:42 pm
What are you liberals/ Democrats going to do if Romney somehow wins? Guess it will be the end of the world for you, like having George W. Bush again? Better consider the possibility, because whatever bad you say about Romney, he still has a good chance to win… And yes, I agree Clint Eastwood’s speech was weird.

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God’s got OBAMA’S BACK.

And we do too.

Myth Robme needs more than RELIGIOUS UNDERWEAR TO WIN.

pb

August 31st, 2012
2:09 pm

Hey Wagging Tongue,

I thought only Republicans thought God was on their side… A good one though, saying God has your man’s back. Someone needs to tell God that he is taking sides in this election…

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself Republicans

August 31st, 2012
2:44 pm

@pb

August 31st, 2012
2:09 pm
Hey Wagging Tongue,

I thought only Republicans thought God was on their side… A good one though, saying God has your man’s back. Someone needs to tell God that he is taking sides in this election…

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Jeremiah 17:9-10
“I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.”

Myth Robme said…..I am concerned about the poor.

Proverbs 19:17
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.

God’s got Obama’s back.

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
3:07 pm

Doomy.

In the late 1970s, George Wallace announced that he was a born-again Christian and apologized to black civil rights leaders for his earlier segregationist positions. He said that while he had once sought power and glory, he realized he needed to seek love and forgiveness. In 1979, Wallace said of his stand in the schoolhouse door: “I was wrong. Those days are over, and they ought to be over.”

So to that extent he swore off his racist ways; one of a tiny handful of southern politicians to do so.

The others just defected en masse to the GOP…

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
3:08 pm

…like having George W. Bush again

Too funny,

Because it is unwititngly truthful…

JamVet

August 31st, 2012
3:16 pm

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself Republicans

August 31st, 2012
4:09 pm

@pb

August 31st, 2012
2:09 pm

CORRECTION PLEASE

Ooops my bad.

Myth Robme said…..I am NOT concerned about the poor.

At the RNC Mill-Billionaires Treated Like Royalty and Others Treated Themselves To The Strip Clubs

August 31st, 2012
7:21 pm

Romney’s Millionaire Donors Party On Cayman Islands Yacht.

Romney’s Average American Donors Rock Strip Club Business in Tampa.

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself

August 31st, 2012
7:39 pm

Republicans have no integrity.

No one repudiated old angry Dirty Harry.

Dirty Harry’s wagging babbling tongue is going to bite them in the rear end.

Dirty Harry was a game changer in favor of Obama.

Kimberly

September 1st, 2012
10:39 am

I’m so glad so many Republican’s “got” Clint Eastwood. Like Clint saying Obama got us into war with Afghanistan and wrongly saying that Mitt Romney would bring the troops home tomorrow if he could.

Clint’s a smart guy. The line is shorter to the top if you’re a celebrity/woman/minority AND Republican. He might become the next Governator or perhaps the next Gipper. Republicans reward their non-male, non white, non ceo’s well. Talk about affirmative action.

I found it funny that the way the GOP chose to appeal to the American voter was painting themselves as the more socialist party. The party for medicare. The party for upward mobility. The party for racial equality. The party for gender equality. Funny because throughout this nations history, conservatives have been against all those things. They where against medicare. Reagan called it socialized medicine before anyone even knew what an ‘Obamacare’ was. Their hero Ayn Rand talked about rational self interest and called the poor leeches on society contributing nothing. They argued against a woman’s right to vote and cited the Bible saying that Eve had come from Adam’s ribs and so she should be subservient to man. And of course it was conservatives, who tried to stop blacks from voting, think that if you speak with a Mexican accent you should have to show your papers if an officer pulls you over.

The Republican party of Abe Lincoln is not the Republican party of today. That party was a progressive party. A party looking towards the future founded on the belief that slavery was immoral and that there should be a strong ‘REPUBLIC’ to set universal laws across the states that would make the US more unified. They where not the party of states rights. Interestingly enough it was the Democrats who believed in ‘MAJORITY RULE’ (aka Democracy is more important than a Republic) and they where the party of the conservatives. I am not here to lecture though, if you want to learn to about how the parties switched platforms you just have to go back and read up on the legacy of the las truly great Republican president, Teddy Roosevelt. Who’s anti fat cat and progressive policies caused a a split within the Republican party (which was always a party of elites) and eventually the progressives where forced to join the Democratic party which would not be 100% progressive until after the Voting Rights act was passed in the 60’s and the remaining racist and xenaphobic Dixiecrats/Reagan Democrats then left to the Republican party.

The Republicans always wanted this president to fail. And they hoped if they could just drive it through our skulls hard enough. If they could just get enough redneck uncles to forward birther conspiracy emails, if they could just get enough young people into Ron Paul – and then crush their hopes and dreams when they would eventually nominate Romney – that we would just forget about the 8 years that destroyed the economy and just blame the mulatto in office with the foreign sounding name.

Nice try. But hey, if that doesn’t work there’s always voter suppression..I mean stopping voter fraud *wink wink* Though I’m not sure how you are going to convince people that late voting or early morning voting contributes to voter fraud…but hey, you managed to have Paul Ryan go up there and lie for 20 or so minutes so you really are a party that has no shame.

Reality

September 1st, 2012
4:49 pm

I an’t voteing for O’bama or his mama. I never say any”change we can beleive in”. Oh yea’ he created 25.0000 jobs. But I beleive over 10 million are out of work. He never mentions that.

Rohan

September 2nd, 2012
6:24 pm

Another website found that less than 0.0004% of votes are related to voter fraud, so the voter ID laws are really being used by the ultra conservative right wing GOP to silence the minority vote and raise their own polling numbers.

Whatever happened to moderate Republicans? I don’t see why the Republicans and Democrats can move financially to the center, and allow cultural progress to be made in favor of abortion rights and marriage for gay couples.

Those who oppose progress are going to be remembered on the wrong side of history, just as those who were against desegregation are laughed at today.