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Obama: Free to Fail (+ hk2′s open thread)

There’s a funny thing about you and free enterprise, Mr. Obama. You freely got your chance to lead the nation’s enterprise, and the nation’s stockholders gave you carte blanche to fill them with hope and to initiate all the change you could.

But you twiddled your thumbs, fantasizing that you are the greatest healer ever but getting next to nothing done. So it’s no surprise that your enterprise failed. That means that the nation’s shareholders recognize that you haven’t been doing your job well, and they will likely vote you out and get themselves a new executive with better experience in rescuing enterprises in financial trouble.

Mr. Obama, this is kind of how capitalism works. Some execs make it, but many don’t. You didn’t. And your stockholders are letting everybody know: “The Hill Poll: Voters blame president most for slow economic recovery.”

It found that 66 percent believe paltry job growth and slow economic recovery is the result of bad policy. Thirty-four percent say Obama is the most to blame, followed by 23 percent who say Congress is the culprit. Twenty percent point the finger at Wall Street, and 18 percent cite former President George W. Bush. …

You know, those reactions bode a poor prognosis for getting repeat customers. Maybe you were good at marketing yourself, but not so good following through. And those customers you coveted in 2008? They’ll never forget your failures to follow through with your heavily advertised pledge to shake things up and to go to bat for those customers.

Did you notice that only “18 percent cite former President George W. Bush”? So much for your onerous “inheritance” from George Bush. Just a piddling few are sniffling along with you.

No shareholder wants to hear the new top dog whine that it’s a really, really hard job and that it’s all the previous top dog’s fault. Nope. Shareholders ONLY want to know what YOU are doing about it.

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Credits: The Hill and Memeorandum.

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  • HELENK2

    been reading lately that backtrack is spending more than he is taking in on campaigning. just wondering when the costs of campaigning is added up do they include the taxpayer’s dime that he is traveling on?? Notice how every time he travels to a fundraiser there is a stop for a presidential visit or speech that makes the expense part eligible to be paid by the taxpayer.

    • scottymac54

      He’s actually spending twice as much as Romney.
      In New York, there is nowhere near the levels of hype we saw for Barky in 2008.
      Compared to this time of year in 2008, there is nowhere near the same amount of imaging, media presence, blog ads, or even mentions of the campaign in the media.
      I’ve noticed a definite decrease in DNC direct mailings in my mailbox, this go-round.
      Why?

  • HELENK2

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/07/24/aurora-victims-brother-to-msnbc-host-why-no-i-dont-want-to-talk-about-gun-control/

    brother of aurora shooting victim to msnbc host
    no I do not want to talk about gun control/

  • HELENK2

    http://freebeacon.com/md-loses-10000-jobs-as-gov-raises-money-for-obama/

    Maryland loses 10000 jobs in 2012 as governor raises money for backtrack,

    Bush still not in office

  • HELENK2

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/24/bloomberg-police-should-consider-strike-until-public-demands-gun-control/

    bloomberg police should consider strike until public demands gun control.

    there really is something mentally wrong with this man

  • HELENK2

    http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/239781-obama-administration-announces-solar-energy-plan

    backtrack giving more bucks to his buddies.
    will open some public lands to solar energy companies

    • getfitnow

      Tripling down on stupid.

  • HELENK2
    • Flop_Flipper

      He’s moved on up.

    • getfitnow

      Rest in peace, Sherman. Say hello to “Weezy” while you’re up there!

  • jrterrier

    This one in particular is for Lola. And it’s from the Huffington Post so I’m sure she will accept the validity of the article:
    GM pledges $850M investment in Canada through 2016
    July 24, 2012 04:33 PM EST | Associated Press
    DETROIT — General Motors says it plans to invest $850 million in Canada for research and development.The company says it began spending the money in 2009 and will continue to invest until 2016. Much of the money will go to a research center in Oshawa, Ontario.GM didn’t say how many jobs the investment would create or how much it has spent since 2009. Messages were left for a spokeswoman.The announcement comes a month after GM decided to close a factory in Oshawa next year, cutting 2,000 jobs. The Canadian and Ontario governments still have a $7.7 billion stake in GM as a result of government bailouts of the auto industry.GM says it will expand research in lightweight materials, software and communications at the Oshawa center.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20120724/us-gm-canada-investment/

    • FLDemFem

      That’s the company the government bailed out with our money, right?? So now they are going to Canada to create jobs?? Wasn’t Obama touting that rescue as a way to make more jobs in the US? I guess he forgot to put that in the bail-out contract..he did have a contract, right? He didn’t give them all that money, billions of our tax dollars without a contract to ensure it was spent well…did he?

      • Flop_Flipper

        He didn’t give them all that money, billions of our tax dollars without a contract to ensure it was spent well…did he?

        You’re killing me. I’m laughing so hard it hurts.

        • FLDemFem

          Well, I wouldn’t give anyone that much money without a contract..especially when it’s other people’s money. Would you? Just goes to show you how completely incompetent Obama is, even the worst lawyer in the world wouldn’t let that much money go without a contract. It’s a no-brainer! Oh…wait…never mind.

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    • getfitnow

      Very good speech. Keep rubbing salt in the wounds, Gov Romney.

      Looking forward to hearing about his trip abroad. I read Brian Williams is going to interview him–I guess at the Olympics.

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    • getfitnow

      I think one out of ten is an underestimate.I believe a lot of employers are hopeful that we’ll have a new POTUS.

  • HELENK2

    http://townhall.com/columnists/dennisprager/2012/07/24/why_abc_tried_to_blame_the_tea_party_for_aurora/page/full/

    there need to be a lot of changes in thinking and teaching if this country is to prosper

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    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/07/23/obama-tells-veterans-they-are-a-top-priority-for-the-first-time-ever/

    backtrack tells veterans they are a top priority for the first time ever.

    Didn’t he just raise their payments on healh care???

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    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2012/07/23/aurora-shooting-schultz-sub-dyson-manages-play-race-card

    leave it to msnbc to bring race into the colorado shooting.

    these scuzzbuckets have no redeeming value

    • getfitnow

      OMG, this is the guy that ask the guest how his sister was doing–the one that was murdered in the theater.

      Yeah, he’s another race hustler.

      • scottymac54

        If you read the comments, you’ll see some commenters trying to roll up the Fort Hood shooter into all of this, which is equally racist as what Dyson’s trying to do.
        (I continue to be concerned about not seeing Diana commenting here. It seemed to coincide with the Batman attack, I’m almost positive she was from that part of the country….God forbid, any of her children or loved ones were affected by this bloodshed.)

  • getfitnow

    Love the metaphor. Our economy is waiting to be unleashed
    under the guidance of a new, business-friendly POTUS. Go Mitt!

    http://spectator.org/archives/2012/07/23/mitt-is-doing-just-fine

    • BronwynsHarbor

      Yeah, go Mitt! Hope things go swimmingly at the Olympics. Glad you are mixing with our TRUE allies in Great Britain, Israel … and … where else is he going?

  • HELENK2

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/07/23/Aaron-Klein-Obama-Socialist-Job-Plans

    this is worrisome. backtrack socialist job plans for 2nd term

  • HELENK2

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/07/high_spend_rail_needs_big_new_taxes.html

    you know that high speed rail in California??? well wait until you see the hidden costs and just how much it will cost the citizens of SF

    • TeakWoodKite

      The only thing “highspeed” about this “project” is velocity of taxpayer money being spent on purchasing foriegn made made goods.
      Thanks for posting this issue HelenK2…tcalifornia is already one broke ass state with a mean sweet tooth.

    • scottymac54

      I’m told, by an acquaintance who lives there, that BART is overwhelmed.
      My question is, what is it that would cause this particular project to be such a boondoggle? Is it, as some right-wing pundits have called it, a “train to nowhere”?
      Are the distances so great, that the infrastructure would make it a prohibitively expensive project?
      Or, is this strictly being viewed through the lens of California’s financial issues?
      Figured you might have a perspective, from being on the railroad.

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    http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2012/07/23/obama-handshake/

    the new and only presidential handshake

    • Flop_Flipper

      That’s a pretty funny edit.

  • jrterrier

    i hate to be a killjoy, but the middle east but today was the deadliest day in Iraq in years, Syria is a tinderbox, Egypt and Lybia are still unstable, Pakistan seems more violent than in the past and every day there’s another story about a Taliban murder in Afghanistan to sanction some alleged violation of Islamic law.
    are we losing the war?

    • HELENK2

      earlier today I saw an article talking about backtrack and his speech at the VFW taking credit for the pullout of Iraq on the bloodiest day in two years there

      • Steve_in_KC

        IIRC, the end of American occupation was set up by GWB before he left office. Obama tinkered with the effective date to coincide with the general election, making the pullout of troops before Christmas this year his gambit for reelection.

    • getfitnow

      Jake Tapper said Obama’s campaign released a video:
      ********************

      Is it bad timing or irrelevant?

      President Obama’s campaign today released a video praising the
      president for ending the war in Iraq. It turns out that today has proven
      to be the deadliest day of the year in that country.
      **************

      Anyone seen it? Remember how the msm made sure we knew every minute of every day, during the Bush admin, how many deaths and injuries there were. I’m glad they did even if their purpose was different We deserve to know, but why doesn’t the count continue under this admin.

  • HELENK2

    http://www.michellesmirror.com/2012/07/it-takes-won-to-know-one-we-take-our.html

    how to go from the chapel to the divorce court in one week

    meeeschele wants you to not only give your wedding presents to backtrack, she wants you to spend your honeymoon going door to door to tell people about him

    • getfitnow

      These people are outrageous. No shame.

    • KenoshaMarge

      Unbelievable! These two assclowns have to be the most selfish, narcissistic pinheads in a town, and occupation filled with same. The are on the top of the shitpile.

  • artist

    Great! Perfectly written, concise & what really matters….all else is fluff. Brava!

    • BronwynsHarbor

      Thank you!

  • HELENK2

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/4442819/David-Cameron-gets-mitts-on-Romney.html

    this should be interesting. Romney and meeeeschele in London at the same time. David Cameron will meet with Romney.

    • TeakWoodKite

      snicker..LOL Cameron has BO on his Speed dial…

    • FLDemFem

      Word at MOTUS is that Mooch will meet with Mrs. Cameron while she is there “leading the Olympic delegation.”

  • foxyladi14

    o/t/
    Sally Ride first woman in space has died.
    prayers for the family.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/23/sally-ride-dead-dies_n_1696459.html

    • HELENK2

      backtrack did say the right thing on Sally Ride

      Obama on Sally Ride: “She inspired generations of young girls to
      reach for the stars” & showed “there are no limits to what we can
      achieve.”

      • getfitnow

        He said it, but did he mean it. He was thinking–She didn’t do that!

        • JohnnyTwoDog

          Said it, but did not think it nor write it.

    • Flop_Flipper

      This one’s for you Sally.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVjN3t8cj74

    • getfitnow

      Ride, Sally, Ride!! RIP.

    • FLDemFem

      Sally Ride’s death hits home with me for a very personal reason. She and I were born on the exact same day. When she went into space, I felt like she was taking a bit of me with her. I will miss her.

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    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/07/23/obama-encouraged-to-become-male-model-tingles-last-seen-furiously-nodding-in-approval/

    backtrack encouraged to become a male model.
    tweety tingles last seen nodding furiously in approval

    • BronwynsHarbor

      Have you noticed magazine and TV ads featuring tall, slim black men? Especially early in his term.

  • HELENK2

    http://wwwwakeupamericans-spree.blogspot.com/2012/07/fact-check-two-big-obama-lies-countered.html

    two big backtrack lies countered.
    if you are going to lie, make sure the truth is not out there to trip you up

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    http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/07/gallup-bain-still-a-positive-for-romney-129822.html

    gallup poll
    Bain still a positive for Romney

    maybe because most Americans did not grow up wanting to be a failure

    • jrterrier

      The President’s track record continues intact. He just threw away about $50million dollars on negative ads against Romney with the same result as Solyndra and the other failures of his green energy initiative.
      And his campaign ran a deficit last month; spending more than he took in.
      See, he knows hot to waste contributors money in the same fashion as he wastes taxpayers’ money.

      • HoosierinDixie

        Exactly right. It is not only how much he is spending, but where he is spending it. I was at the doctor’s office today and everyone in the waiting room said they could not understand why the hell he is running attack ads here in Georgia.

        • getfitnow

          I’m wondering why he’s running ad in CA. I’m in the east bay area. Funny thing today. Obama made 2 stops in Oakland–downtown and private fundraiser in Piedmont. A friends lives on the same street about a half block away from the fundraiser. She and other Romney supporters on the street, put out there Romney signs today. My friend said that she and a few others were going to form a little protest group and stand on the corner as That One approached. It really is too funny. This lady is a straight up socialite, but not elitist in the least. She is protesting in stars and stripes socks and kerchief around her neck. She’s 80 years old. I bet the neighborhood DEMS are shocked to see the Romney signs out.

          I think I heard Occupy Oakland protesters were going to be downtown

  • HELENK2

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/07/23/obamateurism-of-the-day-788/

    backtrack’s idea of non-partisan and the rest of the country idea of it are little different

  • HELENK2

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/amid-an-america-first-campaign-reminders-of-romneys-international-past/2012/07/22/gJQAuEU62W_story.html

    OMG Romney went overseas when he was young and he is a MORMAN. But he did not go to Pakistan when it was illegal for American citizens to go there.

    • TeakWoodKite

      and I seriously doubt he used a Indonesian passport either.

  • lola828

    “There’s a funny thing about you and free enterprise, Mr. Obama. You freely got your chance to lead the nation’s enterprise, and the nation’s stockholders gave you carte blanche to fill them with hope and to initiate all the change you could.”

    Funny thing about facts…

    S&P 500

    January 23, 2009: 8077.56
    Today: 12,739.21
    Gain: Up +57.7%
    or gained back 65% of drop since 2007 high, which is pretty good given the bubble economy and stock market of 2007.

    Corporate profits at currently at a record high.

    “…after-tax corporate profits for U.S. corporations as a whole, which set a new record high in 2011 of more than $1.5 trillion, and were 20.5% above the pre-recession peak of $1.26 trillion in 2006 (adjusted for inflation). ”

    http://www.dailymarkets.com/economy/2012/04/08/corporate-profits-reached-record-high-in-2011/

    ““Big U.S. companies have emerged from the deepest recession since World War II more productive, more profitable, flush with cash and less burdened by debt. An analysis by The Wall Street Journal of corporate financial reports finds that cumulative sales, profits and employment last year among members of the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index exceeded the totals of 2007, before the recession and financial crisis.”

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303815404577331660464739018.html

    “The Fortune 500 generated a total of $824.5 billion in earnings last year, up 16.4% over 2010. That beats the previous record of $785 billion, set in 2006 during a roaring economy. The 2011 profits are outsized based on two key historical metrics. They represent 7% of total sales, vs. an average of 5.14% over the 58-year history of the Fortune 500. Companies are also garnering exceptional returns on their capital. The 500 achieved a return-on-equity of 14.3%, far above the historical norm of 12%.”

    http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/05/07/the-2011-fortune-500-the-big-boys-rack-up-record-setting-profit/

    So, if Obama has been so bad for investors and enterprises, as you say, then why have we had a very big bounce back in stocks and corporate profits since Obama took office.

    “Thirty-four percent say Obama is the most to blame..”

    Boy, that is a big number. That means that 66% do not believe Obama is to blame for the slow recovery. With about 1/3 of this country are hardcore hate Obama conservatives, it is not a suprise that 34% blame Obama for the slow economic recovery.

    Obama has done a very good job at turning this economy around. U.S. corporations need some more of that Obama socialism. Maybe they will set some more corporate profit records.

    • HELENK2

      http://cnsnews.com/news/article/8753935-workers-disability-set-another-record-july-exceed-population-39-states

      you should be very proud of your piss poor idol. for the 2nd month in a row disability has exceeded the population of 39 state.

      set off fire crackers, dance in the streets
      backtrack accomplished something

      • lola828

        CNSNews? Great sources as usual from you Helen. The conservative feedback loop of crappy information continues at NQ.
        What is the point of that post? It does not make much sense and says nothing.

        • HELENK2

          can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen. backtrack is your hero,

          • buzzlatte3

            Poor little demdrone. The truth just can’t interface with Obama rhetoric….

        • Hokma

          Those are FACTS moron and what you provide are pathetic comparisons.

          Your guy has created and is presiding over the worst economy since the great depression and does not have a clue on how to deal with it – he has no record to run on – and is therefore running like he is the challenger and not the incumbent.

          If I were you I would spend more time Googling left wing blogs to see if you can up with better bullshit than you are now.

          • lola828

            You don’t really make much sense.
            So what do those facts the Helen brings up from a crappy website tell us? Nothing.

            You are right Obama inherited the worst recession since the Great Depression. No doubt about it. We have also come back a long way since the depth of the recession in 2009. The economy is growing, employment is growing, we have record corporate profits, the housing market is bouncing, the economy is de-leveraging, manufacturing has seem some of its biggest gains in decades, etc. We have made a lot of progress.

            By the way what left wing blogs do I Google. Would that be the WSJ or Fortune?

            • Hokma

              “You are right Obama inherited the worst recession since the Great Depression”

              No he did not. That is the big lie. The fact is that the recession he inherited had already bottomed out and the stock market was beginning to indicate a recovery. That ended the day that Obama/Pelotis/Reid signed the most massive spending bill in history – then proceeded to impose massive job killing regulations – and then imposed the reckless Obamacare..

              Employment is going nowhere and cannot even keep up with populaton.
              There is no positive indicator in the economy today, None. So stop lying.

              • lola828

                You win the looney NQbot reply of the day….

                • Hokma

                  That is Daily Koz Kidz code for “you are right and I have no answer.” Go back to Googling.

                • Flop_Flipper

                  Doubtful, you hold that world record.

                • scottymac54

                  No, I disagree here.
                  When making economic assessments, one of the cruelest things that business pundits can do to the populace, is to play up deceptive claims, for the sake of optimism.
                  Better we should face up to a bleak future, and understand the careful, restrained steps business leaders need to make, to restore growth, rather than to rush willy-nilly into ill-advised ventures, the current market can’t support.
                  The results of that, cause all citizens to suffer.
                  No other aspect, of your “work” here, disconcerts me more than your approach toward selling your candidate on his economic policy. It’s like, you’re dangling herring in front of a cat, but if you cajole just one disillusioned voter into voting Barky and they are to lose everything in the face of an elongated economic downturn, what do you think the cumulative effect will be, on what we still have to work with?
                  It’s the ultimate “anti-growth” message.

                  • lola828

                    You are a strange bird.

                    • scottymac54

                      Proudly!
                      Just remember, I own my vote.
                      Right up, until the very moment before I cast it…

            • Flop_Flipper

              I’ll give you one thing. This is one of the funniest things I’ve read in a while. And yes, I am laughing at you. Obot idiot!

        • BronwynsHarbor

          Uh oh. A Christian news outlet…. it has to be wrong.

          • http://twitter.com/jbjdjbjd jbjd

            The Christian Science Monitor is one of this Jew’s favorite news source. So, BH, I am blocking my ears.

          • lola828

            BrownynsHarbor,

            Where are you getting “Christian news outlet” from?

            CNSNews is part of the joke network of the Media Research Center. That clown Bozell’s faux organization. Real prestigous and credible journalism. How many Peabodys have they won?

            I think you are confusing the Chrisitan Science Montor with CNSNews? That is about right for you.

            It is registered as a political lobby group. It is not even a news organization. How many news organizations do you know are registered as a 501. NBC, WSJ, NYT ?

            “CNSNews.com is a division of the Media Research Center, a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. Like National Public Radio and the Public Broadcasting System, CNSNews.com is able to provide its services and information to the public at no cost, thanks to the generous support of our thousands of donors and their tax-deductible contributions. ”

            Yeah, we know who those donors are. A few billonaires.

            • scottymac54

              Neocons.

            • scottymac54

              Neocons.

        • http://twitter.com/jbjdjbjd jbjd

          The CNS story is linked directly to the SSA, insofar as the figures pertain to
          number of disabled workers.

          As for the state population figures; well,
          the only comparison made was, the 8.7m disabled figured represents more
          workers than the total population of several states. And, whether links to reliable population figures are provided; didn’t we already know that the population of states like TX, CA, NY, FL, PA, and IL, for example, was more than 8.7m?

          As for “the point of that post”; well, your guess is as good as mine.

        • Flop_Flipper

          With nonsensical and obvious comments like these you actually have the nerve to accuse us of manufacturing straw men?

          There is no sense being polite to you. You offer nothing of substance here. You are rude, unintelligent and you are a buffoon. But you are a fine example of why we desperately need to remove Obama from office. He’s an idiot just like you. Thanks for the encouragement, unintended as it was.

    • Hokma

      What you just showed proves zero and does not paint a picture. It is just some disparate information that does not prove a thing. Why don’t you compare earnings today to just after the ’29 Crash idiot?

      You want the right picture of today then ask Roubini who is best known for calling the 2008 economic crisis:

      “Roubini believes the U.S. economy will slow further this year and next as expectations of the “fiscal cliff” keep spending and growth lower.”

      http://www.cnbc.com/id/48281577

      and for good reason . . . . .

      “Earnings Show Recession May Be ‘Fast Approaching’ . . . . Estimates for the third and fourth quarters have been dropped to levels not seen since the days of the 2008 financial crisis, below even the muted 2 percent expected level of inflation.”

      http://www.cnbc.com/id/48259674

      And after all the bullshit sliming coming from the Obama campaign, Bain is still a positive for Romney

      http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/07/gallup-bain-still-a-positive-for-romney-129822.html

      “72% Believe Small Business Owners Primarily Responsible for Their Own Success”

      http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/general_business/july_2012/72_believe_small_business_owners_primarily_responsible_for_their_own_success

      “57% Say Venture Capital Firms Better Job Creators Than Government Programs”

      http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/jobs_employment/july_2012/57_say_venture_capital_firms_better_job_creators_than_government_programs

      “70% Prefer Free Market to Government-Managed Economy”

      http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/general_business/january_2012/70_prefer_free_market_to_government_managed_economy

      Obama’s socialist experiment has not worked and there is not a single indicator that shows different.

      • BronwynsHarbor

        You give as good as you got! Go, Hokma.

        • lola828

          He is trying with his usual strawmen, strange interpretations and “socialist” rhetoric.

          • Hokma

            Resdistribution of the wealth – government creates jobs and created your business – am I missing something?

            • buzzlatte3

              You are missing the faulty programming obots run on. Be glad. Be very glad.

              • arabella_trefoil

                Well, at least lola didn’t bring up dressage.

                • buzzlatte3

                  LOL!

      • lola828

        Funny reply as usual from you. At least you are trying a little harder with a references to some actual information.

        Roubini is a smart guy no doubt. But the statement you quote is a motherhood statement. Very general. Yes, we know the economy is slowing. Europe and a slower China are having an impact. State fiscal austerity is also having an impact. However, Roubini has been wrong on just about everything since 2008.

        As far as your CNBC quote is concerned, second quarter profits have actually been much strong than expected. Hard to deny though that corporate profits have not been very very good over the last couple of years. Must be all those Obama socialist policies like tax cuts.

        Love those Rasmussen questions and answers. All very generic and mostly everyone would agree with those answers. So what? Yes business owners believe that they are responsible for their own success (that makes sense), venture capital firms over the long term can create jobs (although often thanks to the support of government, as Romney even says) and yes we live in the free market of America and no one wants to be China. Are you and Rasmussen trying to create a bunch of strawmen in which to argue with yourself?

        What exactly is the “Obama’s socialist experiment”? Love to have you describe that one. What major part of the economy or private enterprise has government taken over that would be considered “socialism”? I think Government has actually fairly significantly shrunk under Obama. Look it up. Look up the number of government employees and where it has gone under Obama and then look at where it went under Reagan.

        • Hokma

          “As far as your CNBC quote is concerned, second quarter profits have actually been much strong than expected.”

          You are not entitled to make shit up.

          And unfortunately for you and the rest of us Roubini has been right – particularly in regard to Obama.

          Typical Obama bullshit – always find blame – now its China and Spain. Who will it be next week?

          Go to the home page of your buddies at Daily Koz. See any positive economic news? No. It’s all about beat up Romney.
          Obama cannot run on a single positive economic indicator – cannot run on any positive job numbers – cannot run on any positive energy numbers (gas prices back up) – can’t run on positive manufacturing numbers – can’t run on anything except the highest povery levels since the war on poverty and more people on disability (way to get money) than before he took office.

          Can you find any Obama commercials that talk about his economic record? No, the guy is a failure and we are all paying a heavy price for electing an incompetent.

        • shelldoll2

          You hate black folks except for Obama. The average black American? Screw them. I could care less about their plight.

          Typical white liberal idiot.

      • lola828

        Love your CNBC link.

        ““Earnings Show Recession May Be ‘Fast Approaching’ . . . . Estimates for the third and fourth quarters have been dropped to levels not seen since the days of the 2008 financial crisis, below even the muted 2 percent expected level of inflation.”

        http://www.cnbc.com/id/4825967… ”

        You quote one of Larry Kudlow’s opinion writers. Kudlow and tearm are know to be political hacks with very little objective economic commentary.

        However, what I like about your link the best is this statement:

        “Laksman Achuthan, at the Economic Cycle Research Institute, made headlines late last year when he said he expected recession to hit the U.S. in the first quarter, which, according to the most current data, didn’t happen.”

        That moron at the Economic Cycle Research Institute is often quoted by Larry Johnson. He has been calling for a recession for the last two years and has been completely wrong. I guess if you keep calling for one, eventually one will come around. Just like Larry Johnson’s predictions.

        The reality is the 64 odd economists polled by the WSJ are calling for continued economic growth and no recession. I trust their judgement over some right-wing opinion writer on CNBC.

        Look it up yourself here:

        http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/info-flash08.html?project=EFORECAST07

        How is that for a left-wing website for you?

        • arabella_trefoil

          Ach, you are boring woman.

        • Hokma

          Really? You don’t read well do you.
          And, so we did not have a recession in the first quarter. Is that really going to matter when we have it in the third or fourth quarter?

        • Popsmoke

          I have been not just reading your postings but studying them. Just fascinating. Your reply’s are very calculated substance wise. Factually they can be disputed, but they are very, very calculated responses. They are designed to draw out not just a response but emotions. Interesting ploy… Your responses are timed very well and coincide with talking points that folk will hear on the newsies. Sometimes advanced of a talking head program. No one responses in the manner you do unless they are very, very tuned in politically.

          You know the only question I really have of you is. You are you really? You are definitely a spoofer…. I take it your one of Axelrods or the campaigns Web-spoofers?

          • Hokma

            In 2005, I was shown a program that had been recently developed that had the ability to identify specific web mentions, prioritize them, and be able to immediately respond to them. It was initially developed for branded products, but it could be effectively used by political campaigns.

            I have no doubt that Axelrod’s campaign utilizes such a program and that they have an instant response team of low paid bloggers to counter anti-Obama rhetoric and disrupt anti-Obama blogs and news sites. NQ is obviously on their list of targets. I have seen similar responses on other blogs as well.

            As you noted these Obots are armed with facts and links but they do not have the ability to counter argue.

            • buzzlatte3

              Just saw something like this on another blog. Easy to wrap them up in a few posts because they don’t have any command of the subject

            • lola828

              “NQ is obviously on their list of targets.”

              You think might highly of NQ. Funny stuff. NQ is a relatively insignificant website. the 200 or so Obama haters on here are not all the relevant. NQ “the 2008 best political blog” recipient is bullshit.

              “As you noted these Obots are armed with facts and links but they do not have the ability to counter argue.”

              Hilarious. I think I make some pretty strong counter arguments. Certainly enough to get you guys in to a tissy fit. Often your only counter argument is personal insults. Hokma, you are actually a good example of the opposite of what you say. You try to make your stupid arguments with no facts to back them up and only with some BS from some ridiculous far-right wing websites.

              My observations of many of you NQbots and NQ is that you are just part of the far-right bubble/echo chamber that just continually feeds from the self-affirming far-right Internet sites/FOX feedback loop. NQ is just part of that feedback loop.

              • Hokma

                You just made my point moron.

                The junk you write I read elsewhere. Not coincidental.

                In your case, the best way to describe your rants are as if you are standing on the deck of a sinking Titanic and you’re describing how tranquil the water is.

          • lola828

            “No one responses in the manner you do unless they are very, very tuned in politically.”

            Funny speculation. You clearly do not read many good political blogs where the level of discussion is quite high and above NQ and the various “conservative” hack websites. Try Frum’s blog at The Daily Beast. Sorry if I sound too tuned in on politics for this blog.

            • Hokma

              Frum’s blog?

        • shelldoll2

          racist lola is back.

    • Flop_Flipper

      The shareholders in the American Enterprise are it’s citizens. Obama’s economic stranglehold on our economy has hurt us all. And his walking papers are coming November 6th. By acclamation.

  • HELENK2

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/07/23/ugh-nbc-trying-to-manufacture-a-you-didnt-build-that-moment-for-mitt-romney/

    the Nothing But Crap network is now trying to manufacture a you didn’t built that moment for Romney

    • jrterrier

      Love it — haven’t read the article but love your “Nothing But Crap” network is genius. I’m laughing so hard, I’ve got tears coming down may face.
      Noquarter is going to extend my life because as they say, laughter is good for your health.

      • KenoshaMarge

        Perfect name for them HELENK2.
        I think of CBS as the Crappy Barack Station and ABC as Always Barack Crap.
        Since the Brian Ross crap ABC leads my Hit Parade of liars and losers. Especially George Stephanopoulos who seems to have escaped the Ross debacle unscathed. Not “fair.” He’s as big an a$$hole as Ross.

  • HELENK2

    just because we need something good as an aftermath of the colorado shooting

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/woman-who-escaped-theater-shooting-giving-birth

    woman who escaped theater shooting giving birth today

  • HELENK2

    News Corp. elevates Peter Rice to chairman and CEO of FOX Networks Group; David Hill transitions to News Corp.

  • HELENK2

    FLASH: Cisco cutting 1,300 jobs – 2% of workforce – starting today.

    and bush is not in office

    • FormerLiberal9

      It’s still Bush’s fault don’t ya know!!!! Doesn’t matter that he has been out of office 3 1/2 years.

  • HELENK2

    Reuters: President Obama says Syrian president Assad will be held
    accountable if he makes tragic mistake of using chemical weapons

    like Assad gives a damn what backtrack says

    • BronwynsHarbor

      I bet Assad is vewy vewy scawed.

      • Hokma

        “will be held accountable
        That means Obama is going to tell on him.
        And you know what that means. Oh-oh.

        • BronwynsHarbor

          Twembling.

          • Hokma

            and Putin is laughing.

            • alicewolf

              Putin is God’s man.

              • FLDemFem

                God’s man is an atheist?? Because Putin is, you know.

                • alicewolf

                  Hi there. I don’t think I said Putin was a Christian. What is in his heart only God knows. There it is.

      • TeakWoodKite

        The Russians have a self interest in not seeing these munitions on the black market. That said they have also said any attack on Syria would be considered a threat to their national security. Mr. Johnson has repeatedly and correctly stated that while Iran is a growing influence in the region, Russia does have nukes and does have the means to target the US. China is not about to see her investments be destroyed like the fiber network in Iraq….By the way regarding China and her investments…

        In China’s biggest overseas energy deal, oil giant CNOOC
        buying Canada’s Nexen for $15.1B

        link
        If the twit-in-chief had a clue about national security, he would have approved the pipeline deal. If he had this deal would not have occured…idiot.

      • Dbb3

        I notice not one of you clowns note that Obama also told Mubarak and Gaddafi to get the hell out of Dodge. And where are they now? I don’t think Assad is snorting and guffawing, Bronwyn.

        • Hokma

          Now that you bring this up I did notice.

          I noticed that Obama without the slighest hesisitation threw Mubarack – along standing ally of the United States and a stabilizing force in the Middle East – under the bus. And what do we have replacing him? The radical Islam group The Muslim Brotherhood.

          Obama called for Gaddafi to be kicked out and who replaced him? The Muslim Brotherhood.

          Obama is now calling for Assad to step aside and who will be replacing him? Likely The Muslim Brotherhood or some other radical islamic fundamentalist group.

          Yet, when the radical islamist regime of Iran was near the brink of a downfall with massive protests in the street of Tehran and the slaughter of innocent civilians by the ruthless Ayatollah, Obama sat stone silent.

          Seeems to me that there is a pattern here. Obama stands up for Islamic fundamentalism. Can you see it any other way?

  • HELENK2

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/sns-rt-us-usa-congress-keystonebre86m15e-20120723,0,2293632.story

    backer to try again to get congress to back the keystone pipeline.

    since China’a CNOOC is buying into NEXEN INC a player in the candian oil sands