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“We won’t be outhustled” [sic] + an overnight open thread

Where oh where to begin. Well, let’s try here first: Have any of you visited Obama/Biden’s campaign Web site? I’m still on its home page, yet my jaw hit the floor so many times, I had to stop reading to get myself an E.R. doc, nurses, straws, liquid sustenance, and elephantine pain pills (uh, make that by I.V., okay?).

You won’t need my interpretations. Or a TOTUS. So here are some screenshots. We travel back in time to June 8, 2012, the day that an obviously GRIM “Ann Marie Habershaw, Chief Operating Officer” wrote “In the aftermath of yesterday’s news ….” First, the “news” followed by the “aftermath” part:

The AFTERMATH:

You get the idea. Visit Obama/Biden’s campaign Web site at your own peril. Or, better yet, share what you find there.

WELL. I can’t resist. Here’s one more. Thing is, my trusty screenshot app couldn’t capture it with a single image, so here’s a spliced version:


That FOCUS part was kinda clever, I gotta admit. Even Don Draper might be impressed. (Have to wonder what Mad Men would have done with Obama.)

One bitsy problem. Isn’t the FOCUS a Ford car? And didn’t Ford … uh … oh well. Never mind.

  • FormerLiberal9
  • HELENK2

    http://freebeacon.com/petraeus-at-langley/

    Petraeus at Langley.

    good or bad or not enough changes??????????

  • lola828

    Have you been to the Romney website recently?

    There is a total lack of any detail of anything he plans to do. Mister “Etch a Sketch” is busy changing all his views again.

    How is Mister “etch a Sketch” going to do a better job on the economy? No idea. Just some generic thoughts. Where is he going to do all the spending cuts he talks about? How is he going to implement the Ryan plan or any plan if he will not compromise with Democrats? What regulations will he get rid of? Will he scrap healthcare reform? What about all those things in the bill that people are starting to realize they really like? What is his plan for Afghanistan?

    We get zero idea of what exactly Romney wants to do on his website?

    All we get from Romney, the GOP, conservatives and NQ is constant bitching and complaining and absolutely nothing of substance. 

    • Anthony_1

      and all we get from Obama and the Dems is more empty words, broken promises and then a smile, a wink and a “Give us four more years and we’ll keep all those promises we broke”.

      Yeah, right…..

      Forget it.  The party is over.  I look forward to President Romney’s inauguration

      • Hokma

        “lala818″ may be the last Dem supporting Obama.

        All Romney has to do is show up and he’s in.

        This will be a landslide.

      • lola828

        ” empty words, broken promises and then a smile, a wink and a “Give us four more years and we’ll keep all those promises we broke”.”

        Bullshit.

        What we have gotten is some real policy and legislation. The Pelosi 111th Congress was the most productive in a generation or two. The Boehner 112th Congress has been the least productive in decades. Romney himself has sat on his ass or rather money for the last 6 years, doing absolutely nothing for his country.

        The Dems have passed the biggest healthcare reform in generations, the biggest financial sector reform in decades, got us out of the endless Iraq war, got us on a path to getting out of Afghanistan, stabilized the economy and got it growing again, reduced taxes to the lowest level in 60 years, etc.

        It was only when the GOP took the House in 2010 when the government stopped getting anything done.

        Obama has a clear agenda for his next term; implementing healthcare reform, working on a big long term debt and deficit deal (grand bargain was put on the table with 10-1 spending cuts to tax revenue increases), getting out of Afghanistan, etc. etc.

        Romney not so much. He cannot even tell us what he really thinks or wants to do. He is too scared of his Tea Party.

  • KenoshaMarge

    Meanwhile the NYT bias is showing. Again.

    GOP ‘Hijacked the News Cycle’ to Exploit Obama’s ‘Six Words’ on Private Sector ‘Doing Fine,’ Says NYT’s Calmes

    Late in the 2008 campaign, Republican presidential candidate John McCain was whacked in a front-page story in the New York Times for saying the “fundamentals of our economy are strong.” But after President Obama said on Friday that “the private sector is doing fine” (he walked the statement back hours later) Times reporter Jackie Calmes conjured up some spin on Obama’s behalf.The slant was evident even in the headline, “Six Words From Obama, and a Barrage in Return From Republicans,” which carried the strong presumption that the GOP was unfairly jumping on a minor gaffe.

    link: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/clay-waters/2012/06/11/gop-hijacked-news-cycle-exploit-obamas-six-words-private-sector-doing-f

    Jackie Calmes is to reporting what a Tater-Tot is to fine cuisine.

  • alicewolf

    Looks like the snowman just got snowed.

  • HELENK2

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/11/hold-obama-accountable/

    a good article on the things that backtrack should be held accountable for

  • HELENK2

    maybeI am overreacting to the national security leaks.
    . People seem to think that it is only political.
     In my mind it is treason.
     Julus and Ethel Rosenberg were executed for a lot less.
    Bradley Manning is on trial for a lot less.

    People have been jailed and some killed and some in hiding due to these leaks
    I have never had a president and his bunch do such damage to my country before.

  • HELENK2

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/06/11/florida-gop-gov-rick-scott-says-state-will-sue-dhs-for-trying-to-stop-cleanup-of-voter-rolls/

    now Florida will sue the DHS for trying to stop cleanup of voter rolls

    buy a whole popcorn factory, stock will be booming

  • HELENK2

    http://spectator.org/archives/2012/06/11/judging-the-damage-from-obamas

    Larry

    what is your take on this??????

    judging the damage from obama’s leaks

    would it be faster and more effective to have closed door hearing  with the  CIA and other intelligence agencies and the congress or a investigation with some say people could not speak because of national intelligence.

  • http://twitter.com/vivianberryhill Vivian Berryhill

    Yikes Larry!  Romney vs Obama financial butt whuppin big time! Rite here: http://vivianberryhill.blogspot.com

    • BronwynsHarbor

      Good find, Vivian.  Further down, that blog mentions the price of gas.

      Where I live, it’s @ $4.18 + UP!  Since I shop at a grocery store with its own gas pump business, I get a discount depending on how much I’ve spent on groceries.  Even with that, though, I only save @Flop_Flipper:disqus  50 cents since my baby car only holds 10 gallons.

      Thing is, it takes OVER 2 gallons to drive to/back from my doctor’s office.  So I have to add @binky354:disqus 
      It $9-11 to the cost of every visit.  I never used to think about gasoline when I made a doctor appt. but I have to now + try to combo the appt. with other errands so I don’t waste gas.  Geesh.

  • HARP2
  • HELENK2

     with things  that is breaking now,

    the leak outrage and investigation
    holder contempt charges and other things
    the aside to Russia , about being more flexible in the 2nd term

    it is like putting a kettle of water on the stove. it starts heating but it takes a while to come to a full boil. maybe just in time for the election I hope

    • FormerLiberal9

       Contempt charges around June 20th not that far in front of the Sept 4 start of the Democratic National Convention. Who knows when the Contempt charges will get in full swing. Good timing.

  • FormerLiberal9

    Focus!

    LOL.

    That is a slogan meant for the Obama Bots who have such short attention spans and easily get distracted.  

    • DianaLC

      Maybe the Dems could get Sesame Street characters to make for the little obots to listen to.

      • BronwynsHarbor

        That’s so sweet, Diana.

  • foxyladi14

    It,s getting deep over on the BO site.  lol

  • no_longer_a_democrat

    Browyn, thanks for letting us know, no way would I go into that disgusting website.
    I think they should start selling toilet paper with that logo, might sell a whole lotta of that.

    • FormerLiberal9

       I buy some of that TP and then invite my liberal friends over for a big dinner. It would be fun to see if they went down to the Quick Trip to avoid despoiling the symbol of the great one.

      • no_longer_a_democrat

         LOL. oh man, that was too funny, if they ever sell TP with his face or his stupid logo, I might buy some and then invite the liberals I know over too! great idea!!

        hee hee hee.

    • BronwynsHarbor

      Well, just to be serious for one stinkin’ minute here.

      Back in ’08, we cased out that site constantly, and unearthed some huge “gets” — so it’d be a huge help if you can don hazmat gear and march on in.  You could also do a double agent thing … and leak back to us!  Woohoo!  What an original idea!

      Oh damn. I did mean to be serious.  Really.  It is amazing how often they make gaffes without a single one of them catching the flubs.

      The TRICK is:  We have to rush in and get a screenshot before they get a tip and take the page down.

      I think it was Larry, in ’08, who discovered that Father Pfleger was on Obama’s official site, as one of his main spiritual advisors.  

      And this was after Barry had smushed Fr. Pfleger under the bus for being a nutjob extremist priest who’s a huge headache for the Chicago area diocese, not to mention Rome!  But not one of the nincompoop Obamabots remembered to remove every trace of him from their site. Larry had the best time with all that.

  • HARP2

     The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday
    shows Mitt Romney attracting 47% of the vote, while President Obama
    earns 44%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and four
    percent (4%) are undecided.

    • getfitnow

       That One surely thinks his poll numbers are doing “just fine”–like the economy, doncha’ know!

  • HELENK2
    • BronwynsHarbor

      Stand your ground, Helen.

  • HELENK2

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/06/11/cbs-house-oversight-to-vote-on-contempt-charges-against-holder/

    June 20th house oversight to vote on contempt charges against holder.  about time

    • HELENK2

       more on story including PDF file

    • HELENK2

       http://weaselzippers.us/2012/06/11/house-republicans-schedule-vote-to-hold-eric-holder-in-contempt-of-congress/

      update Issa believes 31 dems will vote for contempt of congress

    • HELENK2

       http://bitsblog.theconservativereader.com/?p=36502

      does holder have a presidential pardon in his safe????

      • BronwynsHarbor

        I saw that on my teevee.  Really.  I think it was on (don’t tell Larry) the show “24.”

        (Larry says that’s the dumbest show ever. Speaking of contempt – that’s what Larry has for anyone who’d watch that drivel.  My defense is that I’d watch an episode, then rush to comic Dave Barry’s “24″ blog to read his hysterically funny send-ups of the characters and the hopelessly f–ked up plots. I’d laugh ’til my tummy hurt. It’s like the creators of “24″ were into that odious drug “bath salts” before it hit the streets — those “24″ nuts saw terrorist monsters EVERYWHERE.)

    • HELENK2

       http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/232061-doj-to-issa-contempt-threat-is-political-games

      doj thinks contempt threat is a political game.

      I do not think it is

      • BronwynsHarbor

        Stand your ground, Helen.  You ain’t carrying, are you?

    • BronwynsHarbor

      Must he be in contempt, or can we just have contempt?

  • HELENK2
  • HELENK2
  • HELENK2

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/06/11/Secretary-of-Commerce-Bryson-Charged-With-Felony-Hit-and-Run

    secretary of commerce Bryson charged with felony hit and run

    read the comments

    • BronwynsHarbor

      HELEN! Don’t you watch CNN???  The man had a seizure!  A doctor on my teevee said so.  ’course, that’s the first time in the entire history of my watching and reading news stories that  I ever heard that excuse … 

  • HELENK2
    • getfitnow

       Futures in popcorn–sure to rise. lol!

    • DianaLC

      Very interesting.  I can picture it now:  Obama shaking his jowls, holding up both hands with the V sign contending:  “I am not a traitor.”

      • Flop_Flipper

        Though I’d probably be looking at his floppy ears shaking.

    • BronwynsHarbor

      I have a HUGE CRUSH on Pat Caddell.  I know, I know … he’s a bit young for me … but I go for intellect over youthful prowess.

  • HARP2

    WTO Wants to Replace “Made in the USA” with “Made in the World” Labels

    The World Trade Organization is moving closer to eliminating
    country-of-origin labels and replacing them with “Made in the World”
    initiative labels because they say we need to “reduce public opposition
    to free trade” and “re-engineer global governance.”

    My question is……….Where the Hell else would it be made……MARS ????

    • KenoshaMarge

      Is there no one at the WTO capable of shooting down such stupid ideas?

      Made on Alpha Centauri? Made on the Deathstar? WTF?

    • FLDemFem

       It should be “Made on the World”, unless all the manufacturers have gone underground.

    • BronwynsHarbor

      Are you inferring that the WTO is discussing matters of no consequence to any living being on this entire planet?  Just who the hell do you think you are?  Have you EVER considered that those WTO dudes might be in touch with other planets and we just don’t know it yet because they get that ordinary humans need everything spoon-fed to them real slow like.

      • HARP2

        Lol…..You can count on Barry to leak this information at the appropriate time.

        Barry`s go to guy for this would be Kucinich, since he has already established a relationship with them.

  • DianaLC

    Bronwyn,

    All I can say is that you have a stronger stomach than I have.  Thanks for going into the Dem’s “Slough of Despond” for all of us.  Now take a shower, relax, and breathe.

  • Flop_Flipper

    Obama Campaign: “I’ll see your hustle and raise you a bamboozle and a hoodwink.”

    • HARP2

       Don`t forget the old okie doke.

    • KenoshaMarge

      I’ll toss in a bullshit chip.

    • Anthony_1

      Well, some of us just aren’t buying into it.

      Great Romney ad that was just released

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwsHRHPcSSU&feature=player_embedded

      • HARP2

         Good ad.

      • getfitnow

         Keep hitting him, Mitt!

        • getfitnow

           Mitt Romney to launch swing-state bus tour
          6/11/12 10:33 AM EDT
          *********************

          http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77274.html

          • Anthony_1

            The number of “Swing States” is on the rise.

            Most curious to me was the recent strenuous campaigning/fundraising done here in Manhattan.  I thought NY was a “slam dunk”?

            That, coupled with the what I hear neighbors, etc. saying is very telling.

            NY will undoubtedly be a big blue win for The Dog Eater, but there’s an undeniable purple tinge to it these days

          • FLDemFem

             Will he be using one of the buses made for Obama’s bus tour that he claimed were for future candidates’ use? The ones the taxpayers have paid for and sit unused somewhere, garaged at our expense. Or are they earmarked for Obama’s campaign? To be used if needed….etc. etc.

  • binky354

    I was sent a video tonight asking the question why is Eric Holder still attorney general?  Good question.  But the kicker was the intro ad?  Strange place to put that ad…what do you think?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Wg90QaPgbtM#!

    • HARP2

       Well maybe Holder will be needing new underwear shortly.

      • KenoshaMarge

        That is something to look forward too. In the meantime…

      • getfitnow

         Race card to be played in….1..2..

    • BronwynsHarbor

      About Eric Holder:  Talk about playing without a full deck.  
      Then there’s that he seems to play the same card over and over and over and over.

      Prize for anyone who can name that card first.

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

    A car magnet?!  So, put it as you head to an Obama event (if you are so foolish), then remove it immediately afterward so no one knows you are so stupid.  Priceless.

    • HARP2

       As an added feature it probably sticks to most Democrats forehead.

    • Anthony_1

      It would also help to get your car trashed if you’re contemplating auto insurance fraud

  • shelldoll2

    We won’t be out hustled?  What is this? A Presidential administration or a group of street thugs?

    This attitude explains why this bunch can’t govern, run an economy, and enjoys killing people.

  • HARP2

    Focus ?

    What the Hell happened to Forward ?

    • BronwynsHarbor

      Ha!  Good one, Harp.

      Well, I just searched the main page for the word “forward.”  Nada.  Zip. Zero.

      I just used Google Advance Search.  Got lots of results.  There’s even a page with this URL: http://www.barackobama.com/forward

      Thing is, it looks kind of yesterday.   And, while I could just be too unfamiliar with the constraints of Google Advanced, all of the results for “Forward” seemed to pre-date June 2012.  The most recent use of the word seems to end @ mid-May.  But, again, I haven’t looked at every search result, so …

      • HARP2

         I`m not surprised because of this connotation.

        “The name Forward carries a special meaning in socialist political
        terminology. It has been frequently used as a name for socialist,
        communist and other left-wing newspapers and publications,” the online
        encyclopedia explains.

        http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2012/apr/30/new-obama-slogan-has-long-ties-marxism-socialism/

        • BronwynsHarbor

          Who knew!  Not I.  You’re amazing.  And, just to be sure I see your point correctly, are you suggesting that an Obama staffer realized the inference and quietly put a shroud over “Forward”?

        • BronwynsHarbor

          Who knew!  Not I.  You’re amazing.  And, just to be sure I see your point correctly, are you suggesting that an Obama staffer realized the inference and quietly put a shroud over “Forward”?

          • HARP2

             They wouldn`t do that would they……

          • BronwynsHarbor

            Harp, my comment this time is to your comment that asked, “ They wouldn`t do that would they……” 

            (The comments software won’t let me create an INDENTED response to your reply above … to mine that suggested  that maybe BO’s staff quietly put a shroud over “Forward”?“).

            Shroud? … Maybe a burqa instead? A smokescreen? A false appearance? A plain brown wrapper? A vault? A “beard”? (Heh.)

        • BronwynsHarbor

          Who knew!  Not I.  You’re amazing.  And, just to be sure I see your point correctly, are you suggesting that an Obama staffer realized the inference and quietly put a shroud over “Forward”?

        • getfitnow

           Yep, I just watched an old movie (1942, I believe) with Spencer Tracey/Katherine Hepburn–”Keeper of the Flame.” Forward is used in the film. It’s amazing–mimics much of what’s happening today–journalism, political intrigue, kool-aid-drinking youth, and a creepy messiah-type.

    • KenoshaMarge

      Isn’t “Forward” Governor Scott Walker’s motto? And who used it first, Walker or Obama?

      Besides Obama is using so many “new” plans and switching to new mantra’s as his surrogate shoot down the old ones his crackhead campaign team is probably dizzy from the spin.

      Personally I like this one. Put that on a magnet.

      • HARP2

         Forward statue by Wisconsin artist Jean Pond Miner, 1893.
        A souvenir pamphlet from the Exposition described the statue as follows:
        “‘Forward,’ which stands at the south end of the main lobby [of the
        Wisconsin building], is the work of Miss Jean Miner, of Madison, Wis.,
        and represents a female figure standing upon the prow of a boat, the
        figure-head of which is ‘Old Abe.’ The boat is surging through the
        water, and the figure, poised gracefully but firmly upon the prow,
        stretches forth the right hand, while the left clasps the American flag
        to its bosom.”

        http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/museum/artifacts/archives/002025.asp

        • KenoshaMarge

          Harp2, thank you so much for giving this old Wisconsin dog a new fact. I never knew this and am most grateful to you for informing me.

          I tuck away “facts” like an overachieving squirrel with nuts. Or am nuts, take your pick. Anyway, thanks.

          What is great IMO is that the sculptor was a sculptress. Not too many of those around back in those days I would imagine.

          • HARP2

             Can you imagine how hard she must have had it to try and fit in, even though she was more than qualified?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/N4NSPJQH5LFRMKI5SRWCLYMQWU Aaron

        Seems like just a few months ago it was WTF….

        • Anthony_1

          It was, and I was so looking “forward” to ridiculing them because of it (sigh…)

        • KenoshaMarge

          I don’t think WTF ever goes out of style. For either side.

      • Anthony_1

        I think MSNBC tried to get in on the action as well

      • FormerLiberal9

         I would like to get one of those buttons.

        • KenoshaMarge

          Me too. Or have it tatooed on my forehead. Almost be worth it to see the look on the face of my obot Granddaughter at Thanksgiving.

          • Anthony_1

            I can make one for you

          • KenoshaMarge

            Responding to Anthony_1 below:

            Thank you. Not sure if you mean a magnet or a tattoo. I was kidding about the tattoo. Don’t have one – don’t want one. I get tired of the same hat after a year or two can’t imagine having anything permanently embedded in my skin. Not to mention my fear of needles.

            As for the magnet, although it would be fun, I have all ready gone to war with enough friends and relatives over Obama in 2008 and Scott Walker in 2012. Getting hard to make up four hands for pinochle.

          • Anthony_1

             Marge - 

            I can make you a whole sheet of magnets.  Avery makes 8.5 X 11 sheets of laminated magnetic vinyl that are pretty strong.  Goes through any inject printer with no problem. 

            Just made a whole sheet of “Rehab is for Quitters” for a friend

    • elizabethrc

      It ran out of gas.

      • BuzzLatte2

        Focus – isn’t that a car made by a company that didn’t take stimulus money from Oblahblah?

        • BronwynsHarbor

          The PRIZE!

          Is yours.

  • JohnnyTwoDog

    I agree. The magnet placement is brilliant. Obama is going to FOCUS. All of US.

    • BronwynsHarbor

      Gotta admit it is brilliant.  But I do wonder … does Obama now claim that he rescued the Ford company along with GM?

      • KenoshaMarge

        I don’t know about claiming to have “rescued” Ford but I know they never mention that Ford made it on their own.

        Nor is there much mention of what “Auto City” looks like today. The rescue didn’t do a whole lot for Detroit.

        • FLDemFem

           Did Ford give their permission for their logo to be used in a campaign ad for Obama? If not, they have a law suit ready and waiting.

      • FormerLiberal9

         Sorry Bronwyn when you said brilliant I couldn’t help remembering this ad:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DPKf7y1F-Q

    • Anthony_1

      He’d have to take his attention away from himself to do that. Don’t think that is going to happen

    • JohnnyTwoDog

      I think I may have said that wrong. I meant FOCUS as in Obama is FOCing us.

      • Anthony_1

        you mean like “fluke-ing” us (to coin a phrase)?