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Obama Goes to Gunfight with No Ammo

So, Barky is going to Charlotte to claim his crown as the Democrat’s standard bearer. Barky, however, may be barking like a scalded dog but he has no bite. The Chicago way, in theory, is to bring a gun to a knife fight. Obama apparently did not take time to learn that if you bring a gun you better damn well have some bullets. Without ammo your pistol is a mediocre club and an opponent, armed with a razor sharp machete, will cut you to pieces.

Did you see the list of Republican politicians who shied away from Tampa because they did not want to be associated with Mitt Romney? Nope. The Republican office seekers flocked to Romney’s side. Not so for Barky. His troops are deserting like French surrender monkeys. The list of Democrats taking a pass on celebrating the Golden Child is long and growing.

Romney drew the line in the sand quite starkly. Obama promised to stop the seas from rising and to cool the earth. The only thing not rising are new legions of Democrats eager to boost the fortunes of Mr. Empty suit. The only thing he has cooled is the ardor of his acolytes. Romney promised something more powerful and real–he’ll help your family by getting you a job. That’s a promise Americans can believe and embrace.

It is real simple–Obama is a loser and Americans, to recall George Patton, hate losers.

Obama cast himself as the Moses of the 21st Century. But facts are facts. He won’t run on health care and he can’t tout his economic success. Taking out Osama does not save Obama.

Obama now appears as weak and spineless.

That reality is dawning on a majority of American voters. Obama does not take responsibility. He whines; he laments; and he constantly blames others. The best he can come up with is a plea, “Those nasty, evil Republicans kicked my ass and kept me from parting the seas.”

Well boys and girls, that is not the voice of a leader. That mealy mouth excuse neither inspires nor excites. It defines weakness. And Americans hate a weakling.

Going into the convention, Obama’s options are unpalatable. If he insists that his plan has worked and the economy is rebounding, Americans will conclude he is delusional. You may tell folks that the jobs are springing up right and left, but a turd sandwich is still full of offal that stinks to high heaven. No amount of exhortation will persuade the unemployed and underemployed that their situation is swell.

If he mans up and decides to confess that he did not get the job done but now, after four failed years, knows what to do, he plays into the hands of the Republican meme.

His only option is to try to put on a circus and distract the hungry masses with a show and some snacks. He will try to distract and try to divert, but that very behavior bespeaks a fool and a weakling. The average American will see that and understand that.

Next week will be a sad spectacle. He’ll be like Hitler in the bunker. Cut off from reality and plotting strategy based on imaginary political armies. No one clustered around der Fruitless will dare speak the truth. They will continue to feed his ego and insist that victory is near. Meanwhile, the Republicans are swarming the Democrat stronghold. The heavy guns that will demolish the last of Obama’s defenses are in place and ready to unleash hell on a pretender who does not know the first thing about leading. Obama is toast.

Even Hitler understands the simple truth–Obama’s days are numbered.

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  • jrterrier

    Look at this, Romney is already stimulating the economy – Clint bumper sticker “let him go”

    http://www.cafepress.com/cp/customize/product2.aspx?number=692145183

  • jrterrier

    Not sure when this picture was taken but more evidence for those who still think that Romney is not human

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  • jrterrier

    i got a twitter account just so i could follow all these empty chair postings. there’s a lot of ingenuity out there:
    https://twitter.com/GrandmaLunas/status/242418326641463296/photo/1

  • jrterrier

    Hope this is the beginning of the coming landslide:

    “According to Politico, the state of Connecticut is now considered to be a battleground state in the upcoming November election. Several factors have contributed to the shift in a state that was assumed to continue its legacy as an automatic win for the Democratic party.”
    . . .
    Another factor that explains the shift in Connecticut’s status is that the Quinnipiac poll has President Obama leading Mitt Romney in the state by a narrow 52-45% lead. Obama handily won this state over Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in 2008 by 23 points. With Independent voters in Connecticut, however, the race is even tighter with Romney leading Obama, 49-47%.

    According to the Q-poll, 58% of those surveyed in Connecticut said that the economy will be “extremely important” to their presidential vote, and 49% believe Romney would do a better job with the economy than Obama, at 44%.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/02/Politico-Connecticut-Officially-A-Battleground-State

  • jrterrier

    “A U-Haul truck containing equipment for a campaign event for Vice President Joe Biden was stolen in downtown Detroit Saturday night.
    Secret Service spokesman Edward Donovan said the theft would not “affect the visit at all,” according to media reports.”
    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/247137-report-u-haul-truck-with-equipment-for-biden-event-stolen

  • JohnnyTwoDog

    Another whining example.
    Obama says fatherhood trumps schmoozing
    http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/02/politics/obama-fatherhood/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
    Really? His family’s needs trump the needs of the people he represents as President? The Fathers of our Country are turning in their graves.

  • getfitnow
    • no_longer_a_democrat

      well I used to be a pro-choice democrat, still pro-choice, but no longer a democrat, and by pro-choice, I mean either decision is the woman’s, unlike the pro-abortion crowd of planned parenthood.

      So, I think a “planned parenthood democrat” means a “pro-abortion (not necessarily pro-choice democrat )

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jo-Freespirit/100000801917982 Jo Freespirit

        I tend to agree with Hillary’s view of how abortion should be: “Safe, rare, and legal.” It is and has always been about rights, freedom, and the government keeping it’s nose out of bedrooms and female reproductive organs – not about abortion, itself.

        I don’t know what a planned parenthood Dem is, but I think they did and would vote Obama.

        • getfitnow

          I recall Sarah Palin saying this is where both sides could meet in agreement.

        • no_longer_a_democrat

          I agree. I am generally a pro-life person, but I don’t want roe v wade overturned, for the woman who has to make that hard decision for those rare circumstances, then I absolutely think that option has to be available to the woman safely and legally.

          But I don’t agree with the extreme choices late term or partial birth time thing, unless of course the mom’s health is in jeopardy.

          and I don’t agree with the pro-abortion crowd that has now overtaken planned parenthood, I remember many years back, I donated to PP, they were a very good organization in making sure low income women got birth control etc, but now a days I read stories where they do gender specific abortions, and promote, actually promote abortion options to high schoolers, I cannot agree with this.

        • no_longer_a_democrat

          I agree. I am generally a pro-life person, but I don’t want roe v wade overturned, for the woman who has to make that hard decision for those rare circumstances, then I absolutely think that option has to be available to the woman safely and legally.

          But I don’t agree with the extreme choices late term or partial birth time thing, unless of course the mom’s health is in jeopardy.

          and I don’t agree with the pro-abortion crowd that has now overtaken planned parenthood, I remember many years back, I donated to PP, they were a very good organization in making sure low income women got birth control etc, but now a days I read stories where they do gender specific abortions, and promote, actually promote abortion options to high schoolers, I cannot agree with this.

        • no_longer_a_democrat

          I agree. I am generally a pro-life person, but I don’t want roe v wade
          overturned, for the woman who has to make that hard decision for those
          rare circumstances, then I absolutely think that option has to be
          available to the woman safely and legally.

          But I don’t agree with the extreme choices late term or partial birth
          time thing, unless of course the mom’s health is in jeopardy.

          and I don’t agree with the pro-abortion crowd that has now overtaken
          planned parenthood, I remember many years back, I donated to PP, they
          were a very good organization in making sure low income women got birth
          control etc, but now a days I read stories where they do gender specific
          abortions, and promote, actually promote abortion options to high
          schoolers, I cannot agree with this.

        • no_longer_a_democrat

          I agree. I am generally a pro-life person, but I don’t want roe v wade
          overturned, for the woman who has to make that hard decision for those
          rare circumstances, then I absolutely think that option has to be
          available to the woman safely and legally.

          But I don’t agree with the extreme choices late term or partial birth
          time thing, unless of course the mom’s health is in jeopardy.

          and I don’t agree with the pro-abortion crowd that has now overtaken
          planned parenthood, I remember many years back, I donated to PP, they
          were a very good organization in making sure low income women got birth
          control etc, but now a days I read stories where they do gender specific
          abortions, and promote, actually promote abortion options to high
          schoolers, I cannot agree with this.

    • jrterrier

      in that case, it’s an unbiased columnist for the NYTimes

  • getfitnow

    Now this is creepy. I missed this ad in ’08. Thank God.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BncNpB6IZ9I&feature=plcp

  • jrterrier

    This has gotten lost in the Convention news:

    A top Obama administration official resigned Saturday amid allegations of sexual misconduct, the Associated Press reported.

    Suzanne Barr, the chief of staff to the head of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, was accused of lewd behavior towards three other employees.

    Barr denied in the allegations in her resignation letter, obtained by the AP, but said she was stepping aside to avoid distraction within the agency.

    According to details published by the New York Daily News, Barr made unwanted sexual advances on at least two male employees.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/80552.html#ixzz25LlSyHiJ

    • HObama HObamanana

      When Barr offered to have the Chippendales testify as character witnesses Napolitano asked her to resign.

  • jrterrier

    And look at this aricle printed in the liberal bible:

    “Majority of New Jobs Pay Low Wages, Study Finds

    While a majority of jobs lost during the downturn were in the middle range of wages, a majority of those added during the recovery have been low paying”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/31/business/majority-of-new-jobs-pay-low-wages-study-finds.html

  • jrterrier

    All right everyone, pray for rain:
    “Plus, there’s no roof at the Bank of America Stadium — and some forecasts call for rain.”

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/80556_Page3.html#ixzz25LUgrMSy

    • jrterrier

      charlotte NC weather forecast — thunderstorms every night. Perhaps the President is hoping that he can stop the rains this time.
      http://www.weather.com/weather/5-day/Charlotte+NC+28202:4:US

      • Retired_from_SPOnaj

        I wonder how much this will dampen Chris Matthews’ enthusiasm?

    • foxyladi14

      I am doing the rain dance Whoot Woot

    • HELENK2

      being of the Celtic tribe I will play this with a wish

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wco8NYJ9y8c&feature=player_embedded

      • http://www.facebook.com/catherine.s.overton Catherine Sonnenmoser Overton

        Thanks Helen! Beautiful! Love Mike Oldfield’s music!

    • Retired_from_SPOnaj

      That really would be the final condemnation of Obama’s ability to plan anything–for him to be rained out of the stadium. I wonder what their rain plan is? “At a packed, SRO Charlotte church, Barack Obama, the first African American to be elected POTUS, accepted his party’s nomination for a second term of office among a th(r)ong of enthusiastic well-wishers.”

      • jrterrier

        Weird timing. Wed night is the opening game of the 2012 football season with a big game — Superbowl champs NYGiants vs Dallas Cowboys.

      • getfitnow

        It would be kind of funny to see
        That One give a speech surrounded by empty chairs, wouldn’t it? It would be the perfect finishing touch to his failed presidency.

        • jrterrier

          OMG. that would be funny. wouldn’t that be something. serendipity. come one someone, go out there to Charlotte and line the path with empty chairs. or posts a bunch of empty chair posters all over the place.
          don’t know where i saw it but someone wrote somewhere that from now on, OMG = Obama Must Go.

    • no_longer_a_democrat

      I hope it rains!!

      Rain already washed away this egomanic’s mt rushmore in charlotte…

      http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2012/sep/1/rains-wash-away-mount-obama/

    • getfitnow

      Perhaps a more appropriate title for this song would be It’s Raining DEMS.”
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBlbPw7WAqM

    • HObama HObamanana

      I’d prefer a hail storm. Or is that a hell storm? Either works for me.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dawn.bushey.3 Dawn Bushey

      why stop at rain, I’m going all out for thunder & lighting too

    • http://www.facebook.com/catherine.s.overton Catherine Sonnenmoser Overton

      Will not only pray for rain but will request torrential rain!

  • HObama HObamanana

    Obama claims the reason he didn’t reach out to the Republicans in a bipartisan gesture at the beginning of his presidency was because he wanted to spend more time with his daughters. I guess his golf game was off limits.

    • HELENK2

      this guy comes up with the dumbest excuses. My kids did better than that when they were in first grade

      • HObama HObamanana

        Yeah, at the very least he could have said that the dog ate his homework so he ate the dog. Just sayin…

    • getfitnow

      Something is definitely wrong with this man. He is showing signs of cracking.

  • getfitnow

    Where is Gen. Colin Powell? Seems to be MIA.

    • no_longer_a_democrat

      I think he’s laying low so people forget he endorsed Barky after saying he would endorse Mccain.

      Would who would even take a restaurant recommendation/endorsement from Powell now?

  • foxyladi14

    Nailed it Larry. Woot.

  • getfitnow

    I saw this and couldn’t find a link. It’s long for a comment, but certainly worth reading. If the NQ administrators find it too long, I understand.
    ***************************

    MUSTREAD: Had to lift this from NationalReview.com. There is no trackback and it’s just too good. Author said OK.

    The day the Democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was
    actually January 3rd 2007,the day the Democrats took over the House of
    Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress.
    The Democratic Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the
    first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995. For those who
    are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is
    “Bush’s Fault”, think about this: January 3rd, 2007, the day the
    Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress: The DOW Jones closed at
    12,621.77 The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5% The Unemployment
    rate was 4.6% George Bush’s Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52
    STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB CREATION! Remember that day… January 3rd, 2007
    was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services
    Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee. The
    economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the
    economy? BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES! THANK YOU DEMOCRATS (especially
    Barney ) for taking us from 13,000 DOW, 3.5 GDP and 4.6%
    Unemployment…to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6
    TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and
    Freddie Mac FIASCOES! (BTW: Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie
    & Freddie -starting in 2001 because it was financially risky for the
    US economy). Barneyblocked it and called it a “Chicken Little
    Philosophy” (and the sky did fall!) And who took the THIRD highest
    pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac? OBAMA And who fought against
    reform of Fannie and Freddie? OBAMA and the Democrat Congress,
    especiallyBARNEY!!!! So when someone tries to blame Bush… REMEMBER
    JANUARY 3rd, 2007…. THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!” Bush may have been
    in the car but the Democrats were in charge of the gas pedal and
    steering wheel they were driving the economy into the ditch. Budgets do
    not come from the White House.. They come from Congress and the party
    that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democratic Party.
    Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 &
    2009 as well as 2010 & 2011. In that first year, they had to contend
    with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when
    Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases. For 2009
    though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely,
    passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack
    Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus
    spending bill to complete the 2009 budget. And where was Barack Obama
    during this time?He was a member of that very Congress that passed all
    of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as
    President to complete 2009. Let’s remember what the deficits looked like
    during that period: If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the
    2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the
    lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit
    spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending,
    and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets. If Obama
    inherited anything, he inherited it from himself. In a nutshell, what
    Obama is saying is “I inherited a deficit that I voted for, and then I
    voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th.”

    • foxyladi14

      Amen!!!!!!

    • no_longer_a_democrat

      wow. I did not know this. I cannot stand barney frank. Banks are to blame but so is govt policies! I hate only one item is blamed when both are responsible!

      and Clinton with his ad, “”deregulate”, well, dear Mr. Clinton, I voted for you twice, it was YOU who got rid of glass stegal, YOU who got rid of that very important law!

    • HObama HObamanana

      I fail to understand why the GOP hasn’t pushed back on these factual circumstances. I’ve always known that the Dims were responsible for the financial meltdown. The GOP had their hand in it too but it was the Dims, in charge and controlling the purse strings, that made it possible. And last time I checked Obama was still calling himself a Dim. But somehow it’s still all Bush’s fault.

  • Propertius

    He may not have any policies or achievements, but at least he apparently has a tasty beer recipe (doubtless cribbed from someone else):

    http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/09/01/ale-to-the-chief-heres-the-white-house-beer-recipe/

    Perhaps he’ll open a microbrewery in Chicago next year.

    • HObama HObamanana

      And I would be willing to bet that his campaign folks drink that beer while the bus is driving.

    • HELENK2

      he and meeschelle are getting a house in Hawaii

  • no_longer_a_democrat

    I predict it will be a big ol’hate-fest in Charlotte. I will not be watching. I refused to watch in 2008 and I have no plans to watch this time around.

    I watched the repub convention for the first time, and I was very impressed! Very positive, very positive and very to the point, and none of the racist, personal attacks.

    With a lineup like Sandra fluke, lizzie warren, really want else can be expected, it will be vile rhetoric, race baiting, etc etc etc.

    • http://www.facebook.com/catherine.s.overton Catherine Sonnenmoser Overton

      The only thing I’m watching is Bill Clinton and I’ll watch him on C-span. As for women like Fluke and Warren, I’m actually embarrassed for the dem. party. Especially Fluke! At least native American Warren is running for high public office. But Fluke – what’s her claim to fame – a “champion of women’s rights”?

      • http://www.facebook.com/catherine.s.overton Catherine Sonnenmoser Overton

        Sorry meant to finish the above. Did it never occur to Ms. Fluke that the first line of defense in contraceptive rights is that she and her male partners share contraceptive responsibility. Her version of “contraceptive rights” makes women the passive victim and a third party like school or government responsible. She sets real “women’s rights” back at least 40 years!

  • getfitnow

    Ammo! A new web ad by the Romney Campaign. Awesome.
    http://www.therightscoop.com/fantastic-new-romney-web-ad-a-better-future/
    I hope they cut it down and run it all over the country.

  • http://twitter.com/beyondpartisan beyond partisan

    Conspiracy stuff here, but does concern me…DHS Insider saying a false flag is in the works to keep Obama in power – http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/49107

  • jrterrier

    report that there were nearly 10,000 people at the Jacksonville rally for R2 yesterday. here’s a local report from someone who was there: http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/09/reader-at-huge-jacksonville-landing-romney-ryan-event-place-is-insanely-packed/

    and video of the rally: http://youtu.be/F9ibg68KEZg (part 1) and
    http://youtu.be/oB2Wr4ydOwY (part 2)

    ps Ryan should always wear polo shirts. emphasizes his youth and his muscles.

    • beachnan

      Jrterrier, I have been thinking the same thing about Paul Ryan. Anyone who works out that hard, (PX90) deserves to show off those muscles!!! :)

  • DianaLC

    Someone should set up something near the convention where people can be invited in to watch that new documentary about past Obama supporters choosing not to vote for Obama: The Hope and the Change.

  • HObama HObamanana

    I almost busted a gut watching a few minutes of Reliable Sources (a title almost too funny in itself) on CNN. The journalists were saying that it was Romney’s fault that he hadn’t told the stories about his life portrayed at the Convention before then. I suppose that none of them have ever heard of investigative journalism. Or perhaps that’s what they consider Entertainment Tonight.

    • shelldoll2

      Did they ever consider that, unlike Obama, Romney realizes it’s not all about him.

      • getfitnow

        And that couldn’t be more obvious than in the testimonials.

    • jrterrier

      perhaps also they could have stopped spreading false news. they didn’t even have to do investigative reporting. two Boston Globe reporters wrote a Romney bio which spells out a lot of Romney’s good traits.

      the press is really lost. do you think at night when they are alone with themselves they ever look in the mirror and become ashamed or are they truly clueless.

      • HObama HObamanana

        I think that at night they get together and have back patting parties.

      • HObama HObamanana

        If they stopped spreading false news they would be out of a job.

  • jrterrier

    When the President touched down at the Sioux City Airport yesterday he was greeted with this banner. The call words for the airport are SUX. So the banner read:
    “Obama [Welcome to] SUX – We Did Build This.”

    • DianaLC

      Love it! Didn’t Obama just give the Republicans a gift when he made that negative statement?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jo-Freespirit/100000801917982 Jo Freespirit

      Go Sioux City! Right, Diana, if O loses, it will be in large part, due to that one statement, well, that plus the fact that his thug campaign can’t pull enough voter trickery.

      Even MSM can’t cover-up or spin that statement. His peeps can’t convince the country that he meant to say something else. It was not a slip of the tongue. He said it. He meant it. He owns it.

  • HELENK2
  • getfitnow
  • HELENK2

    http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2012/08/31/how-obama-and-the-media-would-respond-to-flying-saucer-invaders-during-campaign-season/?singlepage=true

    how backtrack and the media would respond to flying saucer invaders during the campaign season

    • KenoshaMarge

      Both parties are always saying that the other party is over and done. One of these times it may be true. And if enough people get tired of the Pravda-like media telling them who to vote for it just may be the Dems.

  • HELENK2
  • HELENK2
  • getfitnow
    • http://www.facebook.com/catherine.s.overton Catherine Sonnenmoser Overton

      Thanks “getfitnow”. Can you imagine anyone in the private sector trying to sell their product or their services by saying, “I know my product hasn’t lived up to its promises yet but that’s because the previous product was so defective. But buy our product anyway because we just need more time to make it right even though there’s no evidence so far we can do that”

    • Retired_from_SPOnaj

      Wallace must’ve had great dfficulty in not beginning his follow up with, “I take that as a no…”

      • beachnan

        Good one Retired!

  • HELENK2

    http://pjmedia.com/rogerkimball/2012/09/02/obamanation-of-the-day/

    how do you deal with someone who thinks like this??

    • http://www.facebook.com/dawn.bushey.3 Dawn Bushey

      I think mocking him, you get under his skin. And then watch the mistakes he makes as he’s so busy reacting to protect his ego. And suddenly he’s on your agenda not his own. Did you see his tribute to Neal Armstrong? Unbelievable, the hubris of this guy

      • getfitnow

        Hubris.

  • Hokma

    Obama has one thing going for him that is powerful – the media and that cannot be under-estimated.

    I was watching Meet The Press and saw how Brokaw, Goodwin and, Friedman will actually lie on his behalf. I saw Axelrod trying to lie on Fox but Chris Wallace kept trying to call him on those lies.

    You even have to consider the clout of Google as a media vehicle. Google is formatted so that left leaning mentions primarily precede all right leaning mentions on a search.

    The corrupt media is Obama’s only hope and they do have enormous influence.

    • HObama HObamanana

      On Fox, the panel began discussing how Clinton’s Wednesday night speech is more anticipated than anything Obama might say. Britt Hume said that people will likely remember that it was Clinton, that when faced with a mid-term change of the guard, shifted to the middle and began to work with Republicans to move the country forward whereas Obama has done completely the opposite. Kirsten Powers responded: “No they won’t,” with that sly fake smile of hers. Very telling in my opinion.

    • HObama HObamanana

      It’s one of the reasons I don’t Google. Of course, the other search engines are nearly as bad.

    • no_longer_a_democrat

      yes the Obot MSM lies for him. But here’s the thing, most americans get that the MSM lies for him.

      Lies only work if people don’t think they aren’t being lied to.

  • jrterrier

    i’m impressed with the Romney surrogates — Carlie Fiorina, Newt, Kerry Healy.

    Healy slapped down Bill Burton’s claim that the welfare ad was false. She said we can go back and forth like this. Just read the documents. Read the policy change. Read what Secy Sebelius published. It says we now have the power to waive work requirements.

    • Hokma

      I saw Carlie on MTP and she was very impressive. Would like to see a lot more of her.

      • getfitnow

        I was hoping she would knock Boxer off her perch. *sigh.

        I don’t know if it was mentioned but she is head of the GOP senate campaign committee.

    • HObama HObamanana

      They need to change the Welfare ad to reflect the exact wording of the Memorandum. That will shut the Dems up.

      • jrterrier

        i think the memo is bureaucratic-speak. the ad would probably not work that way. i thought i read somewhere that the ad is very effective. fi recall one of the ads also has a clip of then-Senator (maybe when he was an IL legislator) saying he didn’t agree with the work requirements in the Clinton workfare bill.

  • jrterrier

    Newt on Meet the Press has facts and examples, leaving the other panelists with their mouths open, particularly the Obama surrogates (Brokaw, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Tom Friedman).

    It’s the same thing that R2 were saying. The DEMS — the sky is falling, problems not of Obama’s making, too big to fix, REPs are meanies who won’t compromise. Newt: we got 30% of DEMS to vote with us and it wasn’t to raise taxes. Let me give you an example — energy, he gives example of ND & OH. Romney’s #1 plan for middle class promising North American energy independence by 2020 will create jobs, generate taxes from new workers and energy production, reduce the budget.

    they were speechless. Love it.

    I think the reason Newt is on board with Romney and they have moved beyond their primary rivalry is that they are both intelligent men who like to analyze problems & find solutions. i’m optimistic. by the same toke it’s why Santorum & Huntsman seem to still be fostering the rivalry and perhaps also because Newt may realize that he is to old to run again while the others still have presidential aspirations.

    • getfitnow

      I’ve read lots of positive comments about Newt and Fiorina.

    • Hokma

      Brokaw, Goodwin, and Friedman were pathetic sycophants of Obama.

      Brokaw once again brought up the lie that Ryan lied about the Wisconsin plant but no one countered him on it.

      As I said before, the battle for Romney/Ryan is not Obama/Biden – - the battle is really how they counter an out of control corrupt media that have become the propaganda arm of the Obama administration.

  • KenoshaMarge

    Mudlinging and character assination are not the signs of a leader, they are the signs of a frightened little mediocrity who’s delusions of granduer are crashing to the ground.

    He would have crashed a long time ago if we had an honest and unbiased media. As it is the dead tree media is rushing to kill any chance of their continued credibility and the air waves are filled with the desperate lies of the left. The hysteria at MSNBC is disturbing.

    The Demo-brat Convention will showcase that they have nothing to run on. Thus they will sling mud with both hands and one of their star “speakers” will be a 30 year old school girl who wants free stuff. Compare that with the women who took the stage at the Republican Convention and it’s really rather pathetic.

    Oh and Bill Clinton will be there to talk about how wonderful his administration was while Barky the talking pinhead is out accusing the GOP of going backward.

    • jrterrier

      sometimes i think Pres Obama would have done better if he hadn’t had such a submissive media. He might have adjusted to the center like Clinton did.

      • KenoshaMarge

        He might have also not fallen so in love with himself.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jo-Freespirit/100000801917982 Jo Freespirit

        I guess, when you’re not terribly principled to begin with, and nobody holds you accountable for your actions, it’s pretty tempting to just get away with whatever you can.

        Obama had the protection of MSM, and apparently began to feel as if he had free reign to do as he pleased. Of course, he pretty much has had.

        • KenoshaMarge

          I don’t blame Obama as much as I blame the lapdog media. It is not their job to support POTUS. Their job is to “inform” us. Truth would be nice. Most of them are such lying scumbags these days that they have turned a once great occupation into a bunch of media whores. Damn few I don’t think of as presstitutes.
          I regard their behavior as the next thing to treason. Every lie betrays this country IMO.

      • getfitnow

        Nope. He’s a left wing idealogue and he’s surrounded by people that think the same way. And lastly, he’s not as savvy as Clinton. Clinton knew he had to make an adjustment to have some kind of positive legacy.

        This is a center-right country. The extremes, on both sides, will get smacked down every time. If Obama had campaigned on his believes and the msm did their job, he never would have made it passed the primaries.

    • HObama HObamanana

      I had the distinct feeling that Axelrod and the Dims know they are in deep shit this morning on Fox. Every question about Obama was answered with an attack on Romney and Ryan.

      • KenoshaMarge

        It’s all they’ve got. Their base may like the constant attacks but the Independents will grow annoyed and his “likability” will take a hit. Not that I ever thought he was “likable” anyway. But then I require more than a big smile and a bunch of bullshit to find someone likable. A good heart and integrity also help.

        • HObama HObamanana

          Love the cartoon. Perfect. And Obama isn’t even likeable enough.

    • foxyladi14

      right on Marge.

  • HELENK2

    http://emptychairoftheus.blogspot.com/

    found out about this from foxey lady at the crawdad hole

    the empty chair now has a blog

    • getfitnow
      • HELENK2

        loved it and stole it

    • HObama HObamanana

      I really like the Top ten reasons why an empty chair is better than President Obama

    • foxyladi14

      everyone put an empty chair on the lawn for Labor Day.

      • mgm

        Done!

  • jrterrier

    David Plouffe was asked by Stephonoupolos to answer whether Americans are better off and Plouffe just evaded. So much so that Steph asked him a second time, the guy just wouldn’t answer.

    Geez the only person talking facts are Will and former MA Lt Gov Healy. Matthew Dowd (former W staffer) was nuts. He makes an impassioned argument that Ryan lied and exaggerated. When Will tells him that Ryan didn’t say what Dowd is claiming about the Jainesville Plant (Will was prepared with the exact words) and that beyond that the plant closed in Apr 2009. Dowd then says the facts aren’t what matter what matters is what Ryan was trying to say.

    Huh? And this was the Republican on the panel? WTF

    Has the world lost it’s mind?

    • shelldoll2

      Facts are stupid things.

      • HObama HObamanana

        I see people like Bill Kristol stating that Romney should have said something about the troops during his speech as providing ammunition to the Dims. And they have indeed jumped right on it. Even when the facts are obvious that Obama doesn’t talk about the troops unless it is to glorify himself. Just stupid pundit positioning in my opinion.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dawn.bushey.3 Dawn Bushey

      Dowd is an opportunist, he sticks his finger in the air and picks a side. sometimes when you do that the wind shifts on you. He started as a Dem., worked for Lloyd Bentsen, in Texas got on the Bush bandwagon and rode it to DC only to decide he didn’t like some of the policies. Its convenient for Steph. show to call him an R.

    • http://twitter.com/beyondpartisan beyond partisan

      I’m really tired of the “Paul Ryan is a Liar” meme the media has been pushing really hard since his fantastic speech. And Obama ISN’T a liar? Gimme a break. They have no idea how many people have woken up to their slanted headlines and biased reports.

  • getfitnow

    This isn’t the first time, btw.

    I read a couple of weeks ago
    Romney kicked in $3 million to the GOP house/senate committees.

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/09/the-obamaonly-campaign-134084.html

  • HELENK2
    • http://www.facebook.com/dawn.bushey.3 Dawn Bushey

      I hope they run this commercial during Dem Convention

  • getfitnow
    • jrterrier

      He’s up against the NYGiants game against Dallas on Wed night.
      By the way, I watched the Clinton acceptance speech on C-Span yesterday — they showed Stevenson, JFK, Truman, Clinton, Johnson — and he sounded like a downright republican on the economy, lower taxes, entrepeneurs, welfare/work. I didn’t remember all of that.

      • http://www.facebook.com/dawn.bushey.3 Dawn Bushey

        Clinton was a moderate Dem esp. compared to Obama. That’s how he got elected TWICE. Obama got elected because of affirmative action and media bias hiding who he really is and real agenda. I can’t tell you how disappointed I am that Bill Clinton would spend an ounce of energy and good will to support Obama.

    • Hokma

      I believe more people will tune in to watch Clinton than they will Obama the following night.

      I do believe Ed Klein and will watch Clinton to see how crafty he is in his speech. My guess it will be about him, his wife, his brand – and then an incidental mention of Obama. I think he is smart enough to to not do anything to piss off the Democratic Party establishment so that his wife has a shot in 4 years. But the subtleties will be there.

      • HObama HObamanana

        I disagree. He will be full on Republicans are evil, Obama is the savior of the world. I won’t watch a second of it. I wouldn’t be surprised if he doubled down on his Obama is a great CIC, just think what it would have done to him if the mission to kill OBL didn’t work.

        • getfitnow

          I tend to agree with you. It would have given me some hope for that party if Clinton had declined to speak and pulled a mini Artur Davis–perhaps not leaving the party, but going public with all that’s wrong and how different it was when there was a DLC arm.

          • HObama HObamanana

            Bill Clinton ain’t a Teddy Roosevelt.

          • foxyladi14

            maybe he will break a leg like Diane did the last time. lololol

        • KenoshaMarge

          I agree. He has to be full blown Dem attack dog or the party won’t support Hillary if she runs. I really hope that isn’t the plan.

          I know I won’t vote for her no matter who she runs against.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jo-Freespirit/100000801917982 Jo Freespirit

        I totally agree. In his TV appearances, every compliment to Obama is kind of backhanded. He is a Dem and he will represent the Dem party, and probably do the best he can – but he is not there, imo, as an Obama supporter.

        Plus, Bill has repeatedly spoken out against what he refers to as “the politics of personal destruction”. He may rail on the Republican Party, but I don’t believe he’ll make personal attacks against any particular Pub candidate.

  • jrterrier

    George Will says that after studying the Obama campaign and the scheduled speakers at the DEM convention, Pres Obama is going to make 6 points:

    (1) he’s the first president to have inherited an imperfect world,

    (2) Romney is rich;

    (3) REPS hate women except Ayn Rand and she’s dead;

    (4) the country needs to pay for Sandra Fluke’s contraception;

    (5) his VP is more serious than Paul Ryan; and

    (6) all problems will go away if you raise the tax on the top 3200 people by 4.6%.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dawn.bushey.3 Dawn Bushey

      I pray that George is right:
      1. but he promised to lower the oceans and heal the world. fixing the economy should have been easy
      2. Kennedy, Kerry, I think even Gore might be worth as much as Romney by now.
      3. bad treatment of women Dem. icons: Clinton, Kennedy
      4. What are the poll numbers against this-upper 60′s
      5. LOL
      6. Real Math, the nemesis of the Democratic party

      • APO_AE_09173

        Kerry is and has been for years worth more than Romney thanks to his wife’s fortune, millions of which is housed off shore in the channel islands and grand cayman & mauritania

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jo-Freespirit/100000801917982 Jo Freespirit

      He’ll play hell convincing the country that the Dems are friends of women – after what they did to Hillary in 2009. Neither party has advanced the cause of women’s rights.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000122423674 Nadia Bidnes

      awesome, hope you don’t mind. I’m going to post it to yahoo? it drives the libtards crazy. lol

    • foxyladi14

      lolololol winner

  • HARP2

    Obama`s new campaign slogan……”vote for me or the kitty gets it”.

    • jrterrier

      i love that kitty.

    • HObama HObamanana

      The thing about cats is that you can’t really train them except to use the litter box. They won’t fetch, sit, roll over, play dead or crawl into a pot like a dog waiting for Master Obama to make a meal. They are independent despite one’s best efforts to make them otherwise. And they have sharp claws and teeth they aren’t afraid to use when confronted by opposition, even when it seems as if they are easily outmatched. In other words, exactly the opposite of Obots.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dawn.bushey.3 Dawn Bushey

    normally you’d want to be the last convention to respond and have the last word but in this case any response will seem like an excuse, reaching or overly negative in light of the tone of the Rep. convention. The speakers will seem dated and negative, instead of the youth, energy and dare I say diversity of the Rep. like Rubio,Ryan, Christy, Martinez, etal, you’ll have Pelosi and Reid. I would imagine the focus of last convention will be a little more splintered, some payback for Hillary, the upstarts for particular causes, causing trouble. When the Dems called off the old tradition of not campaigning during the other’s convention, they opened the door for immediate reaction of Rep. to anything that happens in NC. I can see the next day commercials stepping on the Dem’s message. That empty chair of Eastwoods may be a huge star next week and how will the media resist the temptation to show it or any of the other cutting commercials. Hillary also has an empty chair at the convention–she could have huge focus not being there.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jo-Freespirit/100000801917982 Jo Freespirit

      Great point about Hillary having an empty chair at the show. The Big Tent has devolved into the Big Top – complete with clowns, performing monkeys, clapping seals, and yapping dogs. lol The donkey won’t be appearing. It kicked the bucket.

      • http://www.facebook.com/dawn.bushey.3 Dawn Bushey

        I think a circus may be the perfect metaphor for what’s about to take place in NC.

      • getfitnow

        And speaking of chairs, if That One had a son, this is what he’d look like:

        https://twitter.com/vonzion/status/242249166972153856/photo/1

        • HObama HObamanana

          Hahahahaha!!!

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jo-Freespirit/100000801917982 Jo Freespirit

          That twitter pic is priceless. So funny.

    • HObama HObamanana

      I think the Dims have realized they are not going to get the Independent vote. And they are concerned that moderate Dims that may have grudgingly supported Obama the last time may be shifting toward Romney. So they are bringing out the Big Dawg hoping to attract them back in.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jo-Freespirit/100000801917982 Jo Freespirit

        Yeah, I think you’re right. But, Big Dawg won’t have the desired effect. Some moderate Dems no longer like Bill, in part, because he’s speaking at the Obama Show. Others, including myself, still think a lot of him, but recognize that he has repeatedly knocked the wind out of BOs sails with his public comments, and while he may still be a Dem, he is not an Obama Dem. Most of the moderate Dems won’t be voting for Obama, regardless.

        • HObama HObamanana

          Hope your last sentence is correct. Do you think they will vote for Romney?

          • http://www.facebook.com/catherine.s.overton Catherine Sonnenmoser Overton

            Hobama I do think Clinton dems will vote for Romney – certainly not all of them – but many. I think many of these current and former Clinton dems will tune in for Bill’s speech because they still like him but I also think these people are more “informed and more involved” than the average citizen and are suffering because of this president’s policies. Because they don’t yell and scream like the “far left”, doesn’t mean that they’re not out there (perhaps in more significant numbers than anyone knows).

            • HObama HObamanana

              I’d like to believe that you are right that there are still “moderate” Dims hiding out somewhere. I haven’t seen, heard from or even heard a rumor about one in a very long time.

              • http://www.facebook.com/catherine.s.overton Catherine Sonnenmoser Overton

                I’m including former Clinton dems – who may now be “independents and republicans”. I put myself, my husband, and some acquaintances and friends in that classification. As for any “moderate dems” left in the democrat party – I don’t know. But I look at Gov. Scott Walker’s recall election in Wisconsin. He won with wider margins than he did in the original elections. The pundits and exit pollsters didn’t get it right. In that particular case it seemed some union members and dems. must have voted for Scott Walker but probably didn’t want their faces to appear on camera so they quietly voted and walked past exit pollsters.. Maybe some even lied to pollsters because of fear of recrimination from the union leaders.

                • http://www.facebook.com/catherine.s.overton Catherine Sonnenmoser Overton

                  To Hobama; I meant to say “fear of reprisal” in my previous response.

                • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jo-Freespirit/100000801917982 Jo Freespirit

                  In 2008, the exit polls, particularly, always sounded better for O than the vote actually turned out to be. That was the speculation at that time, as well, that people were not being honest with poll responses. At that time, the concern was thought to be fear of being seen as a racist. I don’t expect O to do as well as polls project . But with him, it’s always necessary to factor in the grave yard voting block. It’s not easy to take a poll of dead voters, and they really went for O in 2008. lol

                • HObama HObamanana

                  There may be many people that have felt intimidated if they declare their honest intentions and will surprise the pols and pundits on election night. I certainly hope so.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jo-Freespirit/100000801917982 Jo Freespirit

            I think a lot of them will. But, I think a lot of women, myself included, will use their vote a a protest vote, and vote Jill Stein – green party. I know some would say that’s a throw away vote, but it’s one Obama will not get, and It suits my views and purposes better than a Rom vote.

            I don’t say that to challenge anyone else. People should vote their consciences. I think that for a lot of Dems and former Dems that will mean a vote for Romney.

            The main thing, IMO is to defeat Obama.

            • HObama HObamanana

              Your vote is your vote and I wouldn’t have it any other way. But a vote for Jill Stein is like a vote for Teddy Roosevelt and just as effective. If the main thing for you really is to defeat Obama then the smartest vote is for the candidate most likely to defeat him. And that is Mitt Romney. Any other vote might ease your conscience but won’t accomplish your objective.

            • mgm

              A vote for Stein is a vote for Obama–in other words, a vote that Romney won’t get. If you really want to defeat Obama, vote for someone who has a chance to beat him.

              • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jo-Freespirit/100000801917982 Jo Freespirit

                I’m not sure I get the logic, but I’ll consider your advice. Would be interested to know how a vote for Stein is a vote for O. In Gore’s run against W, (or Kerry against W – one or both of the elections against W) Ralph Nader was blamed for drawing enough votes away from the Dem candidate to throw the election to W.

                Following that logic, it seems the same would apply to votes for Stine in an O against Rom race. But, as I said, I want Obama defeated. I don’t want to vote for Rom, but would consider.

          • mgm

            Yes.

  • Dave L.

    Obama and his braindead supporters are becoming even bigger losers as each day passes. I think that everyday more and more people are seeing this moron for exactly what he is. A narcisistic, moronic loser. Every time he opens his mouth, another idiotic statment comes out to further haunt him. This is what happens when someone is spoonfed and cared for their entire life without having to ever fend for themselves.

  • getfitnow

    Monday declared—Empty Chair Day—Eastwooding That One and
    his campaign to death.

    https://twitter.com/#!/search/?q=%23EmptyChairDay&src=hash

    BTW; someone suggested yesterday that the Empty Chair become
    the new lawn sign for 2012…..

    • HObama HObamanana

      I love the idea of it being the new lawn sign. As the election draws closer I intend to do just exactly that.

      • foxyladi14

        spread it far and wide.

        • HObama HObamanana

          It’s definitely one of the scariest props for Halloween.

  • HELENK2

    it seems as if KARMA is dogging backtrack’s campaign this time.
    his stupid speech about ” you didn’t build that”

    Clint Eastwood’s empty chair

    his comment to a college student “yeah you are not going to get a job

    between his own arrogance and some great competition this time he will be thrown out of office.

    after seeing the movie 2016, i can understand why he really does not have any idea or understanding of the American people. those that raised and mentored him really hated America and every thing she stands for.
    He can con people for a while, but can not keep up the con