Romney post-convention bump looks modest at best

The folks at Gallup have completed their post-GOP convention polling duties, and the reviews are not complimentary. Mitt Romney has enjoyed little or no post-convention bump, and his acceptance speech was rated excellent or good by just 38 percent of those who saw it.

While that may not sound terrible, Gallup reports that it is easily the worst rating given to any of the last eight convention acceptance speeches.

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A Reuters-Ipsos poll also reports no sustained bump for Romney, and puts the race at essentially tied headed into the DNC convention in Charlotte.

“Ipsos pollster Julia Clark said she was confident Obama’s numbers would improve during his convention.

“The fact that Obama and Romney are still tied signals to me that we’re not going to see any sort of sustained bump for Romney,” Clark said. “As we go into next week’s convention, Romney will struggle to maintain even footing with the president – we’ll likely see a shift back towards Obama.”

While each candidate won overwhelming support from voters in his own political party, Romney was leading Obama among all-important independent voters by 33 percent to 28 percent, the poll found.”

Rasmussen reports what it calls a “modest” bounce for Romney, whom it has leading 48-to-44 percent.

– Jay Bookman

1,018 comments Add your comment

FrankLeeDarling

September 3rd, 2012
9:39 am

FrankLeeDarling

September 3rd, 2012
9:42 am

It was Tampa and the GOP I Am sure there were plenty of bumps going around

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 3rd, 2012
9:43 am

Mitt Romney has enjoyed little or no post-convention bump, and his acceptance speech was rated excellent or good by just 38 percent of those who saw it.

It was the chair thingie. The symbolism that the presidency is an empty chair and they trot that symbolism out at the convention in which they choose their nominee, has got to be the stupidest stunt I’ve ever seen in a presidential election.

Fred ™

September 3rd, 2012
9:44 am

Whoa. Jay snuck some clean sheets in on us.

larry

September 3rd, 2012
9:44 am

The ” didnt see/no opinion percentage is what gets me. 26%. The highest since Bush’s speech in 2000.

Could’ve been what happened before the speech , maybe?

A Simple Man

September 3rd, 2012
9:45 am

I hope it means the American public is starting to demand more than “Blah Blah Blah” to be impressed. We’ll see if that is true after this week’s convention with the master of empty talk.

Obama/Biden 2012

September 3rd, 2012
9:47 am

。☆ 。☆。☆
★。\|/。★
Obama 4 MORE
–Deal with it TroIIs–
★。/|\。★
。☆。 。☆。

larry

September 3rd, 2012
9:47 am

It was the chair thingie.

If I’m Romney’s campaign manager or if I’m Mitt himself, some staffers would be getting fired for that.

I’m suprised no one has been called to the carpet.

independent thinker

September 3rd, 2012
9:47 am

Mitt;s marathon runner has been proven to be once againn a liar

Granny Godzilla

September 3rd, 2012
9:47 am

Polling at my house?

Kitchen and dining room chairs going for Obama. Recliner and rockers as well.

Throne in the powder room still undecided.

Fred ™

September 3rd, 2012
9:47 am

i’m not surprised there is little to know post speech/convention bump. No one is excited about Romney except the die hard, hate everyone else, fanatical, Republicans.

On the other hand, no one is really excited about Obama either other than the hard core left wing fanatics. I doubt you’ll see any spike for him after the Democratic convention either, unless it’s a down one for some reason.

Fred ™

September 3rd, 2012
9:48 am

larry

September 3rd, 2012
9:44 am

The ” didnt see/no opinion percentage is what gets me. 26%. The highest since Bush’s speech in 2000.
++++++++++++++++

I didn’t watch it nor will I watch the Democrats.

Fred ™

September 3rd, 2012
9:50 am

Granny Godzilla

September 3rd, 2012
9:47 am
Throne in the powder room still undecided.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

But was it flush with excitement after Romney’s speech?

http://instantrimshot.com/

larry

September 3rd, 2012
9:50 am

Mitt;s marathon runner has been proven to be once againn a liar

I dont believe he’s told the truth on anything so far. Maybe his name?

And when you ask him about his voting record , he comes out with the standard ” I’m proud of my voting record but Mitt Romney is the head of the ticket and he will be setting the policies” .

Like he’s not going to be involved with it. Wrong.

larry

September 3rd, 2012
9:50 am

Mitt;s marathon runner has been proven to be once againn a liar

I dont believe he’s told the truth on anything so far. Maybe his name?

And when you ask him about his voting record , he comes out with the standard ” I’m proud of my voting record but Mitt Romney is the head of the ticket and he will be setting the policies” .

Like he’s not going to be involved with it. Wrong.

larry

September 3rd, 2012
9:51 am

Mitt;s marathon runner has been proven to be once againn a liar

I dont believe he’s told the truth on anything so far. Maybe his name?

And when you ask him about his voting record , he comes out with the standard ” I’m proud of my voting record but Mitt Romney is the head of the ticket and he will be setting the policies” .

Like he’s not going to be involved with it. Wrong.

Fred ™

September 3rd, 2012
9:51 am

Say it again larry………..

larry

September 3rd, 2012
9:52 am

Sorry about the triple postings. I hit submit and the page didnt do anything.

Doggone/GA

September 3rd, 2012
9:52 am

“No one is excited about Romney except the die hard, hate everyone else, fanatical, Republicans. ”

I don’t think they are. I think they’re more resigned than anything else, but Romney will get their “ABO” vote

Orange12

September 3rd, 2012
9:53 am

It remains to be seen if Obama will get a bump off of the DNC at all!

larry

September 3rd, 2012
9:53 am

Well…………… if you insist Fred………….

Granny Godzilla

September 3rd, 2012
9:53 am

Fred

Not watching?

Do you vote?

bman

September 3rd, 2012
9:53 am

Fred .. .. I agree. Bush-Gore-Kerry-McCain-Obama-Romney. With the exception of 2008, there hasn’t been anyone to get excited about.

Mighty Righty

September 3rd, 2012
9:55 am

You are reaching, Jay. This week will demonstrate to all voters the dispicable level to which the Obama supporters have sunk. The president has nothing to run on, no accomplishment, no success, nothing but lies about Romney’s charachter while blaming Bush. Note, there will be no specific Bush policies mentioned that caused the present economic problems because there were none. The president will have nothing new to offer. Just the same old tired marxist solutions which have never worked anywhere at any time. This race is over. The american people know it, the polls show it. The only question now is how we can survive 4 more months of this lawless dictator.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 3rd, 2012
9:55 am

If I’m Romney’s campaign manager or if I’m Mitt himself, some staffers would be getting fired for that.

larry

Senior staffers were doing the “not me” game immediately following the convention.

Behind the scenes, Mr. Eastwood’s convention cameo was cleared by Mr. Romney’s top message mavens, Russ Schriefer and Stuart Stevens, who drew up talking points that Mr. Eastwood included, in his own way. They gave him a time limit and flashed a blinking red light that told him his time was up. He ignored both. The actor’s decision to use a chair as a prop was last-minute, and his own.

[...]

It also startled and unsettled Mr. Romney’s top advisers and prompted a blame game among them. “Not me,” an exasperated-looking senior adviser said when asked who was responsible for Mr. Eastwood’s speech. In interviews, aides called the speech “strange” and “weird.” One described it as “theater of the absurd.”

Doggone/GA

September 3rd, 2012
9:57 am

” there hasn’t been anyone to get excited about”

See, I’m a contrarian. I don’t really WANT a politician who’s “anyone to get excited about” – those kinds of leaders too often end up leading people where they don’t really want to go, but the people can’t see past their excitement to the edge of the cliff.

PJ

September 3rd, 2012
9:57 am

The Republican fairy dust is loosing it’s power. People don’t want to hear about your dad or the women in your life. People want to hear your plans and ideas for the next four years.

Obama/Biden 2012
Romney/Ryan 1040’s

Orange12

September 3rd, 2012
9:59 am

obama_smoking_joint.jpg picture by ryan55_02 – Photobucket

kayaker 71

September 3rd, 2012
10:01 am

Anything but the issues. Romney got a “modest” 4-5% bump. This will revert to pre convention stats and the Libs will get a 4-5% bump which will go down just about as fast as the Repubs. The monthly jobs report comes out the day after the convention and that will no doubt be unchanged or higher. This might have more do with Bozo’s drop than the convention. Nearly all but 6-7% have already made up their mind and it’s just September 3rd. The election could almost be held today instead of November and the results would probably be very similar.

Mighty Righty

September 3rd, 2012
10:03 am

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 48% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns 44% of the vote. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided.

Rasmussen only polls people who will vote. Obama has a lock on the people who will not vote. LOL.

Doggone/GA

September 3rd, 2012
10:03 am

“Anything but the issues”

blogspot.com is ready when you are

Fred ™

September 3rd, 2012
10:03 am

Granny Godzilla

September 3rd, 2012
9:53 am

Fred

Not watching?

Do you vote?
++++++++++++++++++

Do I vote? LOL I not only vote but I’m the poll manager for my precinct. As an independent, I usually watch or scan, but there is no need to do so this year. The Republicans are running on an “Obama sucks” plank with everything else the same (or worse) ideas that put us in this mess to begin with. Why do I need to watch to know that? I can hear it every day all day on talk radio or FOX if I wanted to. I can read it from the braindead hard line righties here.

As far as the Democratic convention? What’s to watch? Obama is going to spout the same stuff he did (and has been since) 4 years ago. While the ideas aren’t “fresh” they have never been tried because the block party of no, the Fright wing, has blocked everything he’s tried. Yet in SPITE of their crappy Country damaging posturing, the Economy is slowly coming back. Even so, there is nothing new to be seen at the Democratic convention…….. unless there is a revolt and by a miracle Hitlery gets the nod. Now THAT would be exciting . But still not enough to watch, I’d vote for her over him anyway given a choice.

USinUK - thug with a uterus ... and former Girl Scout

September 3rd, 2012
10:03 am

“has got to be the stupidest stunt I’ve ever seen in a presidential election.”

and the chair won.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/809/29304327444768933067516.jpg/

more to the point, never have I seen so many articles about the lies and flat-out MENDACITY of the speeches … (yes, Paul Ryan, I’m looking at you)

Jm-predator extraordinaire, aka panther man

September 3rd, 2012
10:05 am

Yawn

Worth a read. The Economist Obama report card. Now you too can finally see his grades.

http://www.economist.com/node/21561909

Wilbur

September 3rd, 2012
10:05 am

Keep hoping Jay. The republicans offered a performance based critique of Obama’s performance as President. His broken promises are like car parts after a bad NASCAR race…all over the track. He has broken promises about his performance, about our economy and about the role of government. Most damaging. Obama broke promises about how he would lead, about the kind of President he would be. What once seemed promising is now just sad.
What we got is a warmed over far left liberal with a tough Chicago streak, emboldened by fellow lefties and trying to rule with lies and manipulation. His so called new ideas are just warmed over garbage from the seventies, conceived in the liberal hot houses of the far left academy but utterly failing in the real world. His ideas failed in the past, they are failing now.

Mark in mid-town

September 3rd, 2012
10:06 am

Romney got a small bounce; Obama will get a small bounce. The conventions are later in the year, shorter, and fewer are watching them. As well, Romney announced his VP a couple of weeks back rather than wait for the convention — and Romney got a small bounce from that, so there wasn’t much room for any additional bounce. Traditionally, one of the things that drives a convention bounce is the announcement of the VP candidate. In a week, the race will be back where it was. But where was it? Obama seems to have a ceiling in the mid – high 40s that is exceedingly difficult for him to get above. What that actually means is that for all intents and purposes, Romney is really ahead, regardless of what anyone in the msm tells you. Remember, back in 2008, Obama only got 52.8% of the popular vote. Obviously his ceiling this time around is below that, and possibly substantially below. This time around, Romney will not be at a massive unprecedented (in recent decades) financial disadvantage the way McCain was in 2008. If anything, Romney will have the financial advantage going forward.

skydog

September 3rd, 2012
10:07 am

One thing we all probably agree on O can speak. Sure we will get a bounce. Then we will get a bigger bounce with the debates.

One never knows about contest until they are over, but as sure as the sun will rise, Julio Jones is going to eat the Chiefs alive Sunday and O will win by a bigger margin than last time.

Fred ™

September 3rd, 2012
10:07 am

Orange12

September 3rd, 2012
9:59 am

obama_smoking_joint.jpg picture by ryan55_02 – Photobucket
Nice link, it doesn’t work. But who gives a damn except nutcase hard core fright wing fanatics? He snorted some coke when he was younger too.

As did George Bush and Bill Clinton before him, although Clinton lied about it.

What’s your point? If you have a fattie, bring it by. I haven’t toked in God only know how long, but I’ll smokem peace pipe with you.

USinUK - thug with a uterus ... and former Girl Scout

September 3rd, 2012
10:07 am

“If I’m Romney’s campaign manager or if I’m Mitt himself, some staffers would be getting fired for that.”

from the accounts I read, it was something that Eastwood did spur of the moment …

but, yeah … a communications person’s nightmare because, let’s face it, no one else can remember anything else.

USMC

September 3rd, 2012
10:07 am

Happy Labor Day to “The Workers”!
(and those who work/labor on their blogging skills everyday)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cMlu7tUshg

Here is to Social Justice! Enjoy your day! :-)

TaxPayer

September 3rd, 2012
10:08 am

The chair was by far the most open and honest and sincere guest at the Republican National Convention. Bravo, Republicans, for making the right choice of candidates.

Chair/Chair 2012

Poll: Voters interested more in platforms than speeches

September 3rd, 2012
10:08 am

The poll was taken before the Republican convention in Tampa and covers interest levels in four topics at each convention: reaction to two big-name speakers, the platform, and the roll call of states.
In both cases, public interest was highest in each party’s platforms and lowest in the roll call of states.

http://news.yahoo.com/poll-voters-interested-more-platforms-speeches-100203498.html

USinUK - thug with a uterus ... and former Girl Scout

September 3rd, 2012
10:09 am

“and lowest in the roll call of states.”

but, in all fairness, that was tied with watching paint dry …

Fred ™

September 3rd, 2012
10:09 am

The election could almost be held today instead of November and the results would probably be very similar.

I agree Kayaker71. I’d even go so far as to say that no one has changed their mind since BEFORE Romney secured the nomination lol.

USMC

September 3rd, 2012
10:09 am

nelson

September 3rd, 2012
10:09 am

It does not concern me in the least if Barack Obama is reelected. I manage my money, know my expenses and know my income. The only issue that I am in complete agreement with the incumbent, is the need of green energy.
Where I live has developed a tropical climate and I am 30 miles from Canada
. Greenland has lost its glaciers for the first time since the last ice age.
It is really quite pleasant, where there was a lot of rain, is nearly arid, the days which now would be 70 have been in the 80s. Making out a lot better than the southern states and Florida will be seeing a lot fewer snobirds.
I would like Mitt as the next Prez, however, with global warming, time is limited. I hope I am not sounding pessimistic. Adios

larry

September 3rd, 2012
10:11 am

Rasmussen only polls people who will vote

So they are sure they will vote. They have a time machine that will project them into the future on November 6th and shows them voting.

A lot of people have said they will vote, whether they do or not , is another matter.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

September 3rd, 2012
10:12 am

Well, here I am, out making my rounds instead of looking for free hot dogs and burgers at the VFW or American Legion. And all because the boss didn’t want to make a big deal about Labor Day and the unions and such. I kinda see his point but it would be real nice to have the day off.

Anyhow, me and the missus watched the Clint Eastwood speech and we kinda agreed he’d been sampling the stuff I haul pretty heavy. I mean, when you’re talking to a empty chair you know you’re in the bag. It’s sorta like Elliott Boggess when he got a snootful and tried to get into a fight with a totem pole that was out in front of McClung’s store.

So it’s no wonder to me that Romney never got much of a bump out of the convention. I mean, with all those TV watchers saying, “Look, it’s bunch of drunks,” nobody’s going to pay much attention to the Truth that was coming out of Romney’s mouth.

Anyhow, it’s back to hauling and lugging for me. I’ll try and not get wet when the rain comes, but I sure wish I was home.

Have a good Monday everybody.

PJ

September 3rd, 2012
10:13 am

Perhaps Romney’s speech would have been better received if the speakers before him had talk more about the candidate less about themselves. In baseball the 1st group of hitters set things up for the power hitter. Romney was set up but not in a good way or in his favor.

Mighty Righty

September 3rd, 2012
10:14 am

PJ

September 3rd, 2012
9:57 am
The Republican fairy dust is loosing it’s power. People don’t want to hear about your dad or the women in your life. People want to hear your plans and ideas for the next four years

True and very insightful. Now if we just knew what Obama’s plans are. So far, nothing. But then, he has been so busy telling lies about Romney he hasn’t had time to formulate anything but the same failed policies of tax increases, deficit increases, forced energy shortages, higher food prices, lower wages, weaker military, and more wasted tax payer money given to his friends. If you liked the last four years with Obama, you will love the next four with Obama.

Jm-predator extraordinaire, aka panther man

September 3rd, 2012
10:15 am

Really. Liberals have nothing to talk about other than Clint Eastwood.

Who’s speech was fine and entertaining. Oh well.

Corey

September 3rd, 2012
10:16 am

Granny Godzilla

September 3rd, 2012
9:47 am

Granny, I’m drinking hot coffee.

kayaker 71

September 3rd, 2012
10:17 am

One of the most lopsided polls in recent political history…… Carter/Reagan. At one time, Carter was out in front 63 to 32% and Reagan was deemed un winnable. Then he defeated Carter by a whopping 10%. Polls and political bounce mean very little at this juncture.

JamVet

September 3rd, 2012
10:18 am

Romney got a “modest” 4-5% bump.

Flat out fallacious.

The rabid Republicans sure aren’t happy that he is their socialist medicine RINO, milquetoast candidate. They wanted red meat – Newtie or Herman or either Ricky or Michelle.

I recently read that most VP announcements/conventions are good for a 5% bump. Even Sarah BaraClueless got that much. (Very temporarily, of course!)

But Lyin’ Ryan and the All White Circus in Tampa?

1% is ALL they got.

Unless you have credible proof otherwise, 71…

USMC

September 3rd, 2012
10:18 am

I wonder what Bill Clinton really thinks about Comrade Obama??? :-)

Bill Clinton on Obama: ‘A Few Years Ago, This Guy Would Have Been Carrying Our Bags’… :-)
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/bill-clinton-obama-few-years-ago-guy-would-have-been-carrying-our-bags_651489.html

granny godzilla

September 3rd, 2012
10:21 am

Fred…

Are you an old tyme poltical crank?

TaxPayer

September 3rd, 2012
10:22 am

Do you want to go back to four years ago, to the Great Recession–the true Bush/GOP legacy.

USMC

September 3rd, 2012
10:22 am

Mighty Righty

September 3rd, 2012
10:22 am

I have to stand up for Clint Eastwood. The reason you loons have to make fun of his speech is because it hit home in a way you cannot defend with logic. The message about Obama being employed by us, not getting the job done, and should be fired regardless of his like ability just got you where you couldn’t handle it because you know it is the truth. No matter how much you may like an employee, no matter what a nice person he or she may be, if they can’t get the job done, you “have to let them go”. That was a powerful messsage and so, so true.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 3rd, 2012
10:22 am

The Weakly Standard ?

:mrgreen: :lol: :eek: :razz: :lol: :eek: :razz: :eek: :lol: :cool:

USMC

September 3rd, 2012
10:23 am

“Do you want to go back to four years ago, to the Great Recession–the true Bush/GOP legacy.”–TP

Don’t worry, you will still get your Welfare check, TP. :-)

TaxPayer

September 3rd, 2012
10:23 am

The chair was by far the most enjoyable part of the Republican National Convention.

Welcome to the Occupation

September 3rd, 2012
10:24 am

Why does it seem that for most people on this forum “liberal” operates more or less as an all-purpose designator for the left?

#horizonsnarrow

Goldie

September 3rd, 2012
10:25 am

Happy Labor Day everyone! If you have a day off from work today, you can thank our historical labor unions for allowing this day of rest for hard-working Americans!

:)

Welcome to the Occupation

September 3rd, 2012
10:25 am

“A Reuters-Ipsos poll also reports no sustained bump for Romney, and puts the race at essentially tied ..”

And tied is a bad thing for Romney how again?

USMC

September 3rd, 2012
10:25 am

Jm-predator extraordinaire, aka panther man

September 3rd, 2012
10:26 am

Mark 10:06

Those are all good points

But reality is Obama can, practically speaking, win with far less than 50% of the popular vote, due to the electoral college

kayaker 71

September 3rd, 2012
10:26 am

JamVet, 10:18,

Rasmussen has Romney at 48%, Bozo at 44% today. Prior to the RNC convention, they were virtually tied. Let’s see…… 48 minus 44…….

TaxPayer

September 3rd, 2012
10:26 am

You should worry, USMC. For if the GOP wins, it is your check that will be in jeopardy, not mine. I retired on a company pension eleven years ago and I still have eight years to go before I qualify for full social security retirement benefits. :roll:

Welcome to the Occupation

September 3rd, 2012
10:28 am

Happy Labor Day everyone! If you have a day off from work today, you can thank our historical labor unions for allowing this day of rest for hard-working Americans!

Heh. Obviously a leftist who thinks there’s no end to other people’s money.

Goldie

September 3rd, 2012
10:28 am

New bumper sticker: “Romney/Ryan — We Party Like It’s 1959!”

Women For Obama say “We won’t go back!” :)

TaxPayer

September 3rd, 2012
10:29 am

Rasmussen fairy dust makes all things in the rear-view mirror appear bigger than they really are.

Goldie

September 3rd, 2012
10:30 am

Occupation @ 10:28– and you’re obviously a right-wingnut who doesn’t believe in child labor laws and the 40-hour work week for employees.

Thanks for sharing! :)

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 3rd, 2012
10:30 am

…his speech is because it hit home…

Ahhhh, no.

More like Trouble with the Curve.

:razz: :razz: :razz:

Fred ™

September 3rd, 2012
10:31 am

Granny @ 10:21: I don’t understand your question.

USinUK - thug with a uterus ... and former Girl Scout

September 3rd, 2012
10:31 am

USMC – yeah, and Newt called Romney a “Massachusetts Moderate” – oh, and a LIAR – what’s your point? it’s politics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1jMaeoBrCs

Teal'12

September 3rd, 2012
10:32 am

“Kitchen and dining room chairs going for Obama. Recliner and rockers as well.”

Translation. The overfed and lazy going for Obama.

Jordan77

September 3rd, 2012
10:32 am

Good morning everybody and happy Labor day! The polls I am looking at were at the GOP convention. When cameras showed the people who attended and it was all middle aged and older white people. What I did not see was groups of young voters, black, Asian or Hispanic voters. If this reflects the general voting public and I think it does then Romney will lose. As one of you wrote earlier I was not interested in the fact the candidates are nice guys, loved their mama and children. I want to know what they are going to do to better our country.

USMC

September 3rd, 2012
10:32 am

“You should worry, USMC. For if the GOP wins, it is your check that will be in jeopardy, not mine. I retired on a company pension eleven years ago and I still have eight years to go before I qualify for full social security retirement benefits.”–TP

No TP, Unlike you and the other Doomsday Socialists, I won’t let any outcome to the election dictate my future. I will adjust to Comrade Obama’s Socialist agenda and be successful regardless. It’s called self sufficiency. My happiness and success will not be determined by an elephant or an Ass! :-)

Welcome to the Occupation

September 3rd, 2012
10:34 am

Think about it. The Romney/Ryan ticket represents a party that has shown itself to be so criminally incompetent that its previous president, occupant of the executive branch for 8 of the last 11 years, cannot even be mentioned by name. That’s what you call discredited. Meanwhile, it’s current congressional representatives have approval ratings at all-time historical lows.

And YET, this party’s ticket is still in a dead heat for the presidency and could with just a little help from say a Euro zone meltdown, still entirely possible at this point, have things tip its way and win.

All of which tells us what?

That the two-party system works like a charm to churn public outrage and disaffection, shifting it back and forth between parties, while inoculating the GOP, the truly radical party, from ever becoming entirely discredited as a result of its radical policies. In other words the ruling class consensus is able to pursue its radical policies of wealth redistribution while operating under cover of an ostensibly two-party system.

USinUK - thug with a uterus ... and former Girl Scout

September 3rd, 2012
10:34 am

USMC … 10:22 – um, did you READ the article you linked to???

they weren’t protesting the Dem Convention:

On Sunday afternoon, the Coalition to March on Wall Street South demonstrated amid Charlotte’s mega-banks, chants bouncing off the towering steel and glass. The coalition’s messages of income inequality, big-bank ruthlessness and money ruling politics may have been old, but for the city, the raucous sight was not.

ya big silly.

JamVet

September 3rd, 2012
10:35 am

71, that is your proof?

But the greatest part of the upcoming McCain redux?

You cons are obsessing over the wrong numbers.

There is the little old thing called the Electoral College. Remember that?

THAT is where you cons get murdered.

But good luck with winning it all by taking North Dakota, Mississippi and Idaho…

USMC

September 3rd, 2012
10:35 am

Welcome to the Occupation

September 3rd, 2012
10:36 am

Aww, Goldie didn’t get my joke. Or the reference of my “other people’s money” crack. Damn.

Road Scholar

September 3rd, 2012
10:36 am

“When cameras showed the people who attended and it was all middle aged and older white people. What I did not see was groups of young voters, black, Asian or Hispanic voters.”

The repub person in charge of getting out the younger voters for the GOP is….48 years old! (Interviewed on John Stewart) Not exactly in step with the younger crowd!

USinUK - thug with a uterus ... and former Girl Scout

September 3rd, 2012
10:36 am

oyvey … quoting Breitbart …

next up … WND!!!

USMC

September 3rd, 2012
10:37 am

“USMC – yeah, and Newt called Romney a “Massachusetts Moderate” – oh, and a LIAR – what’s your point? it’s politics”

Bill Clinton is a racist because he said Obama should be carrying his luggage and fetchin coffee. :-)

Goldie

September 3rd, 2012
10:37 am

During his acceptance speech, Mitt said not a word about our soldiers’ thankless efforts in Afghanistan. Too bad Cons– Mitt’s not fit for the job as Commander-in-Chief!

barking frog

September 3rd, 2012
10:37 am

No bump means no minds
changed. Probably the same
with the DNC. The voters
that stay home will decide
the election.

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September 3rd, 2012
10:37 am

“Obama for President” thread #216.

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September 3rd, 2012
10:38 am

USMC @ 10:32

Good one ! Also known as adjust, adapt and overcome !

P.S. Be careful re: your 10:25 or you’ll be labeled a “racist” by the libs.

skydog

September 3rd, 2012
10:38 am

…ah..USMC. You got anymore of that neecked German volleyball? Maybe those internment camps will have this sport?

USMC

September 3rd, 2012
10:39 am

“oyvey … quoting Breitbart …”

OMG, I guess the video was not Maxine Waters, too…. It must have been the vast right wing conspiracy paying some drag queen to ACT like Maxine Waters. She didn’t say those words. That’s it! :-)

Corey

September 3rd, 2012
10:39 am

Mighty Righty

September 3rd, 2012
9:55 am

Righty, a new START treaty endorsed by heavy weights such as Kissinger, Baker et. al., don’t ask don’t tell gone, reduction in payroll taxes, reduction in income taxes for working class Americans(25 per cent of the stimuls was tax cuts), overhaul access to health care, trade agreement with South Korea, GM saved and number one again, Chrysler thriving, moratorium lifted on building nuclear energy plants (Georgia’s own Southern Company- Vogtle), money for the port of Savannah, Osama feeding fishes, number two- Al whatever dead, no Americans troops continuing to die in Iraq, more private sector jobs created in four years than eight years under Bush, increased Pell grants, more money for R&D, more terroist eliminated in four years than eight years under Bush. You may not care for his policies, and that’s okay. Making bald faced lies not grounded in reality and proclaiming no successes and no accomplishments? Dude, you are lying. Not liking what he has done is one thing, but saying he’s done nothing is another. People who do nothing do not create enemies. If he had done nothing you Republicans would not be foaming at the mouth.

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September 3rd, 2012
10:40 am

Trouble in Paradise? Hummmm ………………….

“Former President Bill Clinton tried to get former senator Ted Kennedy to endorse Hillary Clinton for president in the 2008 election by describing Barack Obama this way: “A few years ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags.”

This anecdote is revealed in a New Yorker article on the relationship between Bill Clinton and Obama:

Tim Russert told me that, according to his sources, Bill Clinton, in an effort to secure an endorsement for Hillary from Ted Kennedy, said to Kennedy, “A few years ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags.”

Clinton is giving a keynote address at the Democratic convention this week in Charlotte, North Carolina.”

Proud to be me

September 3rd, 2012
10:40 am

Enough with the polls — none will matter in the end! And, enough with “the Hope and Change” . . .

Goldie

September 3rd, 2012
10:40 am

“But good luck with winning it all by taking North Dakota, Mississippi and Idaho…”

JamVet — uh-oh, you left off Georgia, another hicksville state! :)

Teal'12

September 3rd, 2012
10:41 am

Since Obama has had little success on the domestic front, he will be focusing on foreign policy–something the American voter is not interested in.

It’s the economy, stupid!

It’s about jobs, stupid!

It’s about the overreach and reach-around, stupid!

Recon 0311 2533

September 3rd, 2012
10:41 am

Obama’s approval/disapproval current Gallup: Approve 43% – Disapprove 48%

JamVet

September 3rd, 2012
10:42 am

Happy Labor Day everyone! If you have a day off from work today, you can thank our historical labor unions for allowing this day of rest for hard-working Americans!

Looks like someone hit a nerve.

Union-busting is anti-American.

Yet our consheep have NO problems enjoying ALL of the benefits obtained for THEM by working labor union men and women – paid vacations, paid sick leave, weekends off, unemployment insurance benefits, child labor laws and too many other workplace protections and rights to name here.

So you lazy, mooching Republicans are all actually taking today off with pay???!!! And you have for years on end???!!!

Shameful…