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Super Tuesday Backgrounder * Open Thread [Updates]

UPDATE: 11:06 p.m. ET: Turn on CNN, which has the latest and best numbers. Romney ahead in Ohio. (Screw the pundits’ obituaries!)

10 States (each described below)   ||   437 Delegates
MSNBC – 6:00 p.m. || CNN – 7:00 p.m. || Fox – 8:00 p.m. (All E.T.)

Super Tuesday state map, The National Journal (click image)

DETAILS ON EACH of the 10 STATES as well as some fun images found along the way … UPDATES (there’s one that’s especially hilarious) can be found at the END of this post …

From The New York Times political blog, The Caucus, Super Tuesday, State by State“:

Photo at National Journal (click to see more)

OHIO: Perhaps the most important state is Ohio, where Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are in a tight race. Its working class population and manufacturing economy make it a bellwether for how the Rust Belt might vote in the general election. And it will be a sign of whether Mr. Santorum’s appeal is growing or fading.

GEORGIA: It’s got more delegates — 76 — than any other Super Tuesday state. And it’s a must-win for Newt Gingrich. … The South is an important part of the Republican Party’s winning coalition, and Mr. Gingrich is betting that Southerners will like his chances of beating President Obama.

TENNESSEE: It could be part of a string of victories for Mr. Gingrich [but] Mr. Romney could prove that his appeal can reach into traditionally conservative communities. Unemployment in the state is almost 9 percent, …

Santorum vs. OWS Protestors (Nat'l Journal photo)

ALASKA: Ron Paul actually flew to Alaska over the weekend, giving the state the kind of love it rarely gets during elections. …

MASS.: Mr. Obama is the basketball player, but this should be a slam-dunk for Mr. Romney. He served as governor in the state and remains well liked … it has not been contested by his Republican rivals. …

IDAHO: The state is holding caucuses — not a primary — on Tuesday, a fact that Mr. Paul’s campaign thinks is in its favor. Mr. Paul came in second in the state in 2008, and [hopes] to do better. … Mr. Romney campaigned in the state last week, appearing before large crowds … and could also do well. …

Newt peeks, from Nat'l Journal (click to see more)

NORTH DAKOTA: Like Idaho, North Dakota is not a state that gets much attention during the general election since it’s considered a lock for the Republicans. But Mr. Romney’s strategy of trying to win as many delegates as possible on Tuesday brought him to the state last week. In 2008, he won the state over [McCain].

OKLAHOMA: Another state that Mr. Gingrich hopes to win, Oklahoma has plenty of delegates and a sizable conservative base. … Mr. Santorum [says] he might do well there. …

VERMONT: The Northeast knows Mr. Romney the best, and Vermont is no exception. Mr. Romney’s campaign expects to do well there. …

VIRGINIA: The ultimate swing state, Virginia might have been the marquee contest [had Santorum and Gingrich] not failed to qualify for the ballot. Mr. Paul is campaigning, but polls suggest that Mr. Romney holds a commanding lead and could snag all of the state’s delegates. …

Read all: Super Tuesday, State by State,” NYT.

______________ UPDATES ______________

NEWT GINGRICH caught napping during a rather important AIPAC appearance:

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From “‘I Understand You Have a Panel,’ Gingrich Tells a Panel-Less AIPAC,” ABC News. This gets even funnier:

Moments before he was set to video-stream live to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Gingrich was caught on camera dozing off, …

At one point, he woke up in the midst of a speech by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. [...]

He woke up before he was introduced for his speech and gave a short opening statement in which he promised, if elected president, to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. … Gingrich then opened up the floor to questions.

“I understand you have a panel. I look forward to any questions.”

Then 12 seemingly eternal seconds of silence followed. Gingrich stared blankly into the camera, and the audience stared back.

Finally the AIPAC introducer had to cut the awkward void.

“Mr. Speaker, there is not a panel,” he said. “Please do continue, sir.”

Gingrich, always the improviser, moved right along. … Read more.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dolly-Cain/100002303813490 Dolly Cain

    hello

  • BINKY

     Red Alert!  What the IRS is attempting to do to Tea Parties should frighten, even liberals:

    IRS Accused of ‘Intimidation Campaign’ Against Tea Party Groupshttp://cnsnews.com/news/article/irs-accused-intimidation-campaign-against-tea-party-groups

  • Anonymous

    this his what backtrack apoligized  to. well screw him and the camel he rode in on.
    karzai’s code of conduct for women

    http://www.animadvert.co.uk/2012/03/appeasing-taliban-karzai-endorses-code-conduct-women-wife-beating/

  • Anonymous

    I did not realise that we had POWs in Afghanistan. I just got a thing on my face book about
    Army Sgt Bowie Bergdall captured 6/30/09 in Afghanistan.
    what are we doing to get him and any others  home????

  • Anonymous

    Hollywood star announced as one Obama campaign national co-chair
    Link: http://whitehouse.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/22/hollywood-star-announced-as-one-obama-campaign-national-co-chair/
     
     
    I watched “Desperate Housewives” once and never watched again. I found it tacky and demeaning to women. As I do all the “Real” Housewives of wherever.

     Showcasing women as being nothing more than horny nitwits or horny nasty nitwits is not my idea of having come a “long way baby.” It’s my idea of achieving parity with scumbag men.
     

    • Anonymous

      Now wait a minute.  Scumbag men?  Are you saying all men who enjoy sex are scumbags?  That casts a mighty wide net!

      And what’s wrong with horny nitwit women?  Are they scumbags too?  Some of us scumbag men are pretty fond of them! 

      • Anonymous

        Of course I’m not saying ALL men who enjoy sex are scumbags Steve. I’m sure you do and I’m sure you’re not. I’m referring to the “dawgs” that cannot, or will not exibit any kind of control.

        Ditto the way women are showcased as dimwitted sexpots who have nothing to offer but a horizontal encounter.

        I doubt very much that you would be “fond” of a woman like that.

  • Anonymous

    So we want to bomb Syria and Iran? But guys like McCain and Graham could careless about something like this…. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/6/uganda-government-squabbles-children-die-nodding/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

  • Anonymous

    ZZZZZZzzzzzzzz… I can’t wait until August…. Then the real ballgame will start. I still can’t vote for Romney. His despot attitude toward solving issues like Iran is very troubling.  Willard continually forgets there is a Constitution in place and he like Obama are not the sole authority to declare war.

    Romney’s cut, cap and balance crap is also very disturbing. Lets face facts, while will need to cut spending and that includes defense, we need to also raise revenues and no politician wants to say raise taxes on a campaign stump. But that is like Willard….no taxes just new fees…. These candidates are all a bunch of cowards….

    Ohio was interesting…While a win for Willard it was a painful win…. But we are looking at the nominee… Romney will be crowned come the convention…November will be close but my prediction is that Obama will squeak in….

    So on more important issues….

    Report: 13 French officers captured in Syria

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4198622,00.html

    Revealed: government plans for police privatisation (We are not far behind)
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/mar/02/police-privatisation-security-firms-crime

    U.S. court approves warrantless searches of cell phones
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/01/cellphone-searches-idUSL4E8E15KN20120301

  • Anonymous

     From the “well, duh!” department…

    http://news.yahoo.com/women-took-pill-had-8-percent-higher-income-195424592.html

    The comments had me ROTFLMFAO..

  • Anonymous

    Fox just called Ohio for Romney.

  • Anonymous

    Palin finally admits that she supports Gingrich. Though she qualifies it by saying that she isn’t endorsing him. Right.

    • Anonymous

      From the “real deal” to political hack in 4 short years. Quite a transformation. Sad. I thought she was different.

  • Anonymous

    The censorship comes out. I guess you make any excuse to censor.

    Are you going to censor jrterrier? That poster has posted 8 times. Or how about Flop Flip who posted 12 times?

    Just admit Bronwyn you cannot deal with a different point of view on here, so you have to censor it.

    “Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself.”

    Let me post my comment again:
     
    Another underwhelming night for Romney. Not all that impressive wins. He has zero support in the South and it remains to be seen if he wins Ohio. Again Romney does just the minimum required to win. There is no enthusiasm for Romney and Santorum, who it was suppose to be all over for according to NQ, has remained remarkably strong. If Gingrich gets out and the non-Romney vote consolidates around Santorum it may take till June for Romney to win this. You guys have very very weak candidates.
     
    Another problem for the GOP is that turnout estimates in GA, MA, OK and VA all lower than in 2008. Only in VT is turnout expected to be up from ’08.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve only posted 12 times? Damn, you really are a little slow.

      • Anonymous

        It’s a little slow in more ways than one. Not to mention it seems to have a chronic case of the whines. Tiresome bore/boor.

        • Anonymous

           :lol:

    • http://lesstalkmoreactivism.blogspot.com/ Anonymous

      Romney’s softness with the ultra-conservative base could translate into strength in the GE.  I’m very enthusiastic about voting for Romney in November.  ’Moderate’ Republican is the only kind I vote for.

      Re primary turnout:  I don’t think I even voted in the 2004 Dem primary.  But I was still phonebanking into Cuyahoga County at 8pm on election night.  I’d have walked on crutches ten miles through a blizzard to vote against Bush in the GE.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DXEH5226VXYIM22E66OTQCVPRE Jacqueline S

      Like your master you can’t stand not to be the center of attention.

      It musk suck having a complex like that.

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    I must give thanks to NQ otherwise I would go crazy.  erick erickson (who appointed him as a spokesperson for conservatives) is on cnn saying that a romney win in OH is a painful one.  again mentioning the amount of $ romney spent.  in OH, romney spent 3 to 1 over Santorum.  but it doesn’t factor in the free press that santorum gets from erickson, national review, rush, hannitty, weekly standard, levin, you name it.  what is the value of that free press.

    and if all the supposed constituencies rejected him, what does it say about the others.  right now, romney has received more than 1.2 million votes than all the others combined. 

    • Anonymous

       Britt Hume on Fox mentioned that while Romney may have been campaigning for the last 6 years while folks like Gingrich were out taking cruises, it demonstrated that Romney was willing to do the hard work it took to be the nominee. This whining about the money advantage from candidates sponsored by billionaires is almost insane, if it wasn’t so funny.

      I’d sure like to see more media attention paid to the fact that neither Gingrich or Santorum managed to even get on the ballot in their home states instead of this spin that Romney won because they weren’t on the ballot. If I wasn’t so tired I’d be busting a gut about now.

      • Anonymous

        Amen.

    • Anonymous

      For SOME reason I cannot fathom, Erick Erickson is referenced often as a conservative blog bigwig.  You should hear Joe Scarborough go on and on about him.

      I signed up for his daily morning briefing …. talk about a snoozer.  Besides not being a particularly good writer, he tip-toes all over the place, as if he’s trying not to offend anyone. His worst offense?  He is flat-out boring.

      He is an example of just how difficult it is to be a really good blog writer.  I’m nowhere in that league — back in 2005, I was, but too many physical emergencies, too much physical pain (from which, swear to god, I have PTSD), and too many dealings with my pscyho family did a real number on me.

      Those who do it get a lot of help.  Andrew Sullivan, for example, has a big team of writers and researchers — there’s no way in hell he can come up with all the material he posts all on his own.  He described how his team works one night on CNN.

      Then there are those few who do it without any help.  Our own Larry Johnson is one of the very best of the best.  He has great talent, but that’s not enough — he has worked at his craft for decades.  He has worked hard.  And it shows.  It is no wonder that the CIA hired him even though he went to a rather unglamorous undergrad school, and certainly not the Ivy League schools from which the CIA usually hires its analysts.  

      I wonder sometimes if people realize just how fortunate they are to get to read his analyses.  (I always worry when I write this stuff that he thinks I may be buttering him up.  Au contrare. I view Larry’s work with awe.)

      He’s an example of the kind of writer who’s so good that he makes it look easy.

      Well, I digressed.  But it’s a travesty that Erickson has the gig as the supposed example of a noteworthy conservative writer.  He just doesn’t have what it takes.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DXEH5226VXYIM22E66OTQCVPRE Jacqueline S

      Like Obama and His machine aren’t out spending everyboday and then some?  Seriously?!?

  • http://www.theindependentview.com Matthew J. Weaver

    Looks like we’re about ready for the proverbial fat lady to sing in Ohio.  Romney has the lead again; looks like most states are his.

  • Anonymous

    Romney ahead in OH by 1,425 votes.  hope it stays that way. 

  • Anonymous

    Romney beat Santorum in Youngstown, which is on the border with PA and is a blue collar area.  And also in Akron. 

  • Anonymous

    EVERYBODY:  CNN has the best numbers.  ROMNEY IS LEADING OHIO NOW.

  • Anonymous

    I missed the beginning of his remarks but caught the tail end of Brit Hume saying some exit polling is suggesting the same thing’s happening in OH as in MI — that is, Democrats crossed party lines to vote for Santorum.

    • Anonymous

      Thank god it’s been noted.  Someone here who lives in Ohio witnessed a couple Democrats laughing about how they’d done that.  (That wasn’t you, was it, Patience?)

      Well, not to worry.  I am certain that the MSM will be all over that story.  Surely they’ll want to reveal why Romney’s victory in Ohio was so close.  (Can you see the smirk on my face?)

  • Anonymous

    Romney’s speech demonstrated that he is a gentleman. He first paid tribute to all the other candidates and congratulated them on their victories. The other folks???? Nope.

    • Anonymous

      Darn it all.  I missed all the speeches cuz I fell asleep.  Hope the videos will be up tomorrow.

  • Anonymous

    Brit Hume just read exit polls showing that Romney won the Republican vote in OH but that 6% of the vote in OH were DEMS who went for Santorum.  More mischief?  

  • Anonymous

    Britt Hume just stated that the Dems in Ohio favored Santorum thus skewing the results.

    • Anonymous

      The fact that the Dems do this only highlights that they would much rather run against Santorum than Romney. It also highlights that they, and those on the right that do it, don’t believe in fair and honest elections.

      So in spite of their “mischief” Romney wins Ohio. I’m sure the whine will be that he didn’t win big or that he won ugly or that he outspent Santorum, blah, blah and blah.

      Just like he said after Michigan, he didn’t win by much, but he won by enough.

      • Anonymous

         I’m reminded of Obama’s comments about Romney in his press love fest, I mean conference.

        “Good Luck. Really”

        I wonder what that meant? /s

      • Anonymous

         an inch is a good as a mile.

  • Anonymous

    So far, I’ve yet to hear a single word about who has won what delegates. I will say that I find it very discouraging to watch a supposed news outlet calling races based upon 1% of the vote and exit polls. They take this information and start their spin on what it should mean to all of us.

    I became enraged when I first turned on Fox. They began spinning 3 minutes after the polls closed. It’s clear, as if I wasn’t fully aware before, that they have their own agenda. Pisses me off. Megan Kelly had the audacity to state that Santorum was right behind Romney while at the same time showing a graph that Romney had over twice the delegates. ???????

    • Anonymous

      I got pissed at Fox’s coverage too tonight.  So much so that I switched to CNN — besides, CNN does a far better job of having good reporters IN THE FIELD (e.g., Dana Bash in Ohio tonight) who know HOW to get the latest numbers and report that to CNN.  (The downside of watching CNN is having to listen to the negative droning about Romney, but Ari Fleischer does a DAMN fine job making the anti-Romney panelists look like idiots.)

      And what is up with Megyn Kelly?  Unlike Bret Baier, she seems to have had very little (if any) experience in real reporting.  Btw, I don’t much care for her daytime show.  Too much on sleazy crime stories.  Too little on substantive news stories/analyses on major issues/international crises.  She also seems to be a bit ignorant about these issues and, worse, she views all such issues through the narrow prism of her rigid far-right views.

      • Anonymous

         I started by watching CNN which was having an argument about the cold war on women. Gloria Borger was getting quite animated about it so I switched channels only to listen to Fox which infuriated me even more.

  • http://jyotsana.myid.net/ jyotsana

    Michael Moore was just on MSNBC! This guy is a genius! Hilarious! It’s down to the wire in Ohio and my county is the decider! Delighted!

    • Anonymous

      Just which county is that?

    • Anonymous

      Michael Moore is a genius? Seriously what’s hilarious is that you would say that.

  • http://jyotsana.myid.net/ jyotsana

    Rushbo losing advertisers to Goper primary show on TV. “Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs,” “The trees are the right height,” “College goers are snobs,” etc., 

    Barry is laughing all the way, like the Big Bubba did in 1996. This campaign is over. Barry’s plan
    Rmoney – Barry’s 400 Electoral Vote Strategy
    Gingrich – Barry’s 450 vote Strategy
    Santorum – Barry’s 50 State Strategy!

    Get set for Obama’s Inaugural on 1/20/2013! This election is over!
    Good Night and Good Luck!

    • Anonymous

       Doesn’t bother me in the least if Limbaugh loses sponsors. He is a pig and should be put in a pit of hot coals.

      • Anonymous

        I am amazed you understood that comment.

        • Anonymous

          So am I. It was nearly incoherent as are most comments from that critter.

          I don’t like Rush Limbaugh. Never did, never will. I think he’s a jackass.

          The usual fauxrage by the left and their determination to shut him up and down is disgusting. Even jackasses have a right to spew their drivel. It’s called free speech. We don’t have to like it, we just have to allow it.

          As we do for Bill Maher, Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews, and my choice for most disgusting excuse for a human being on the planet, Mike Malloy.

          When the left is as outraged by these serial cretins I’ll pay some attention to their hypocritical and predictable fauxrage.

        • Anonymous

           I am fluent in Ass. It’s something one can’t help but pick up after being a rabid Democrat for so many years.

      • Anonymous

         tru dat.

  • Anonymous

    I live in OH and when I handed in my absentee ballot the other day there were several people on the elevator with me who were bragging about being Democrats switching parties to vote for Santorum.  It was a truly sickening experience.

    • Anonymous

       Yeah, it’s an open primary that the GOP calls a semi-closed primary. Dems are up to their usual shenanigans. And the media is acting as if this is a fair fight among Republicans. It feeds their meme that Romney is a weak candidate.

      • Anonymous

        FF, so far Brit Hume is the only talking head I’ve heard who’s mentioned this Democratic Party version of Operation Chaos. 

      • Anonymous

        A meme that is obviously faulse. A weak candidate would never have survived this far with the media, left and right against him.

    • Anonymous

      Fascinating.  Please repeat this story everywhere, including other threads here.

  • Anonymous

    Another underwhelming night for Romney. Not all that impressive wins. He has zero support in the South and it remains to be seen if he wins Ohio. Again Romney does just the minimum required to win. There is no enthusiasm for Romney and Santorum, who it was suppose to be all over for according to NQ, has remained remarkably strong. If Gingrich gets out and the non-Romney vote consolidates around Santorum it may take till June for Romney to win this. You guys have very very weak candidates.

  • Anonymous

    Another underwhelming night for Romney. Not all that impressive wins. He has zero support in the South and it remains to be seen if he wins Ohio. Again Romney does just the minimum required to win. There is no enthusiasm for Romney and Santorum, who it was suppose to be all over for according to NQ, has remained remarkably strong. If Gingrich gets out and the non-Romney vote consolidates around Santorum it may take till June for Romney to win this. You guys have very very weak candidates.

  • http://jyotsana.myid.net/ jyotsana

    Just watching the Goper candidates making a spectacle. Funny how there are four guys vying fiercely with each other to be the one who loses to Barry. The speeches are simply comical. Ricky in Steubenville, while Barry who can win Ohio whistling through the 3 Cs Cleveland, Columbus and Cincy watches the comedy. Rmoney who must blow up $15 million to win his “home state” and Gingrich who make a song and dance about winning his “home state” GA not PA!
    What a laugh!!

  • Anonymous

    sen santorum’s needs a good speech writer.

    • http://www.theindependentview.com Matthew J. Weaver

      No.  Saying “I hereby drop out.” doesn’t take a speechwriter, or in the case of Obama a teleprompter, to deliver.

      • Anonymous

        Great big belly laugh! Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    I just turned off the election channels and turned to fox/business because I could not stand to listen to Newt’s anti-Romney speech any longer.  I am sorry but he is a jerk.  It wasn’t just Romney who had negative ads against him, so did Paul and Perry.  But in any event, Newt isn’t losing because of Romney.  He is losing because of the choices he made in his life.  Even if he could have won the Republican nomination, he cannot win the national election. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DXEH5226VXYIM22E66OTQCVPRE Jacqueline S

      Newt is still a turd. And Calista soke tonight–I was beginning to think she was a manequin

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    I just heard Paul state that we need to change the Constitution. Didn’t really get what he was referring to. Anyone else hear it?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DXEH5226VXYIM22E66OTQCVPRE Jacqueline S

      He meant that we need to change back to the Constitution.
      He simply misspoke

      • Anonymous

         Thanks. Wasn’t sure if I missed something. Couldn’t agree with him more on that subject.

  • Anonymous

    Paul Begala on CNN has an earwick in. I suppose he is getting his talking points from the Obama Plouffe Squad.

  • Anonymous

    Nice to see you are quoting the NYT. In my years of reading NQ, it has been pretty clear that you guys were against the NYT.

    One of the things I find interesting about Super Tuesday is that, while it is likely to be a solid stepping-stone for Romney on the way to the nomination, it is also likely to reiterate how weak a nominee he is in comparative terms vis-a-vis Republicans past. John McCain was the most weakly supported nominee of the last 40 years, and Romney is tracking below him, and likely to remain so after tonight. Here is a good piece that outlines the primaries so far and shows how weak a primary candidate Romney has really been:

    http://chris-west.blogspot.com/2012/03/headed-into-super-tuesday-romney.html

    End of the day the 2012 presidential election is not about Romney versus Obama. It is about the disparity between Republican Party ideals and an increasingly global world. It is about a Republican agenda that contradicts very strong domestic and global demographic trends. Just think about it.
     

  • Anonymous

    I keep hearing all these pundits complaining, I mean explaining, that Romney is winning because of his financial edge and attack ads. Hasn’t it occurred to anyone that every single media outlet runs Romney attack ads 24/7? Of course they don’t call them ads, they’re commentary. But it’s obvious to me. So the money advantage is certainly with the anti-Romney clan.

  • Anonymous

    Romney will grab half of the delegates tonight…. I am going to watch the movie Independence Day…. At least that has a plot to it….

    • Anonymous

      I could not think of a better cliche for you in going to watch Independence Day. I bet that’s your favorite movie.

      • Anonymous

        Actually it is…. At least in that movie there is a President with some guts….

        • Anonymous

          Let PAs comment stay… It was no big deal…..

  • Anonymous

    It comes down to this:

    A pretty good chance a stiff, rich, guy who doesn’t like to pay taxes and wants to be someone, will win.

    Only a fair chance a misogynistic, wackjob from PA, who gets sick to his stomach when reasonable people say reasonable things, who got kicked to the curb by his state in a senate election and should be running for pope instead of president, will win

    Basically no chance that a pasty, full of himself, visions of grandeur guy with a stone faced trophy-type wife and no vision other than that he deserves to be running the country, or doing something just as important, will win.

    and what do they win? a chance to get a deserved boot in the rear end in november.

    • Anonymous

      What rich descriptions of the candidates! I love them! ‘course, you did say some negative things about my beau whose letterman jacket I am wearing this very moment, but I’ll forgive you for that, considering the good laughs you gave me.

      Misogynistic.  Now that’s a term I haven’t seen in use to describe Santorum, but it is so apt.

      Pasty.  You nailed Gingrich with that single word.  (This is of no importance, probably, but I cannot for the life of me imagine how trophy wife gets in bed with Pasty every night.  YECH!!!)

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

        The negative things about Romney were pathetic anyway — if the worst they can say about a guy who paid almost $4 million in taxes last year is “that he doesn’t like to pay his taxes” (and that’s such an effective criticism because the rest of us just LOVE paying our taxes) then Romney’s got it pretty good.

      • Anonymous

        Bronwyn, I think your beau theme is wonderful on so many level.  Makes me smile and yet so sharp. 

  • Anonymous

    Fox is showing some exit poll results.  Oh, now they’re showing excerpts from Obama’s chat with the press today — Gee, and to think that I missed the entire briefing.  Did any of you watch?  Did I miss anything???

    • Anonymous

      Yes I watched the 1st full press conference the President has held this year. I would have been better off taking a nap like Speaker Gingrich. It was pretty much a love fest between the POTUS and his loyal supporters the Washington Press core. Not a very memorable moment for the President I am afraid to say. A touching moment (not) while he explained why he personally called Mrs. Fluke to offer condolences for the things that wicked Rush Limbaugh said to her. Other than that it was not very inspiring or informative. But it was a boring day for me and they weren’t showing reruns of the Brady Bunch so I watched.

      Forgot to mention he didn’t seem to be using a Teleprompter so that was a first.

      • Anonymous

        The best part was when Obama again put that FOX reporter in his place and made him look like a complete idiot in front of his colleagues and the world.

        • Anonymous

          PPAA, you may not know this, so let me share the following with you:  We get along just fine here without your incessant negative comments.  We also don’t care to read your responses to every single comment.  If you try to take over this thread, you may find your comments moderated.  

          Nothing worse in a blog thread than a blowhard control-freak who has to domineer everybody else. And that’d be you.

          • Anonymous

             I’m surprised anyone still reads his comments anymore because I don’t.
            As a result my NQ experience is much better.

            • Anonymous

              Everyone reads my comments.

              • Anonymous

                I read that one. Cause it’s such a short lie. Usually I just collapse your spew.

          • Anonymous

            So we will then get the famous NQ censorship from you. Why do you feel you need to control your public comment section or who exactly would be the control freak? What are you afraid of?

            • Anonymous

              Perhaps if you debated ideas rather that spew talking points you might be more welcome here. I don’t expect my word of advice will be appreciated or considered. Thought I would give it a shot anyway.

              • Anonymous

                A funny comment coming from you. I entirely debate the point of every post. The problem is that people like you or Bronwyn cannot deal with it so you either resort to personal insults or censorship. My posts are much more well thought out than 90% of the posts on here and actually stick to the topic at hand and often provide referenced facts from non-partisan sources.

                However, I understand that if you do not follow the NQ party line you are held to a double standard. It is clear there is no room in the NQ echo chamber for someone who actually supports Obama or does not fall in line and vote for Romney. That is clear and says more about you than me.

            • Anonymous

              Less is more.

          • Anonymous

            Funny stuff Brownyn… having a bad night so now the censorship comes out. Lame.

            Let me repeat:

            So we will then get the famous NQ censorship from you. Why do you feel you need to control your public comment section or who exactly would be the control freak? What are you afraid of? This blog is nothing but full of negative comments, but I guess you only like a certain type of negative comments.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/DXEH5226VXYIM22E66OTQCVPRE Jacqueline S

          I also liked how your boy talked about “His approach to Iran” which Ironically is EXACTLY THE SAME AS BUSH in the previous 8 years.  Oh and it didn’t work then either.

          But the poor baby couldn’t stand not being the center of attention when the GOP was getting coverage. *sniff*

      • Anonymous

        “A touching moment (not) while he explained why he personally called Mrs. Fluke to offer condolences for the things that wicked Rush Limbaugh said to her. …”

        OHHHH … What a swell guy he is.  And how thoughtful of him to remind us (as if we didn’t all know it already thanks to his BBFs, the MSM) of his great act of consoling Ms. Fluke.  Obama loves himself so much.  He can’t help it that he is so wonderful that he would call Ms. Fluke.  He didn’t have to.  He didn’t care that it would make him look good. That it would be politically advantageous.

    • Anonymous

      I can assure you that I didn’t watch the press conference. I’ll read about it tomorrow and might comment on it then. My sense of what little I have read about it is that most of the questions were pre-vetted and arranged. I have no idea what the bot is referring to concerning putting the Fox dude in his place.