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Team Romney Stole a March


[T]he strange hat-in-hand spam that comes from OFA (Obama For America) at the end of each month — and the begging on August 30 and 31 was extremely robot-like — suggests that something has gone wrong with the operation. There is a sense of resentment and an evidence of exhaustion that didn’t exist in 2008.

P.S. At the end of this post, please note the days and times that Larry Johnson has appeared on John Batchelor’s radio show, THREE times during the GOP convention.


Mitt Romney surprised OFA by breaking off from the planned post-convention parade in Virginia and dashing to New Orleans for video with the rescue teams after Isaac.

OFA immediately rerouted POTUS from the planned Ohio swing to a visit to New Orleans for video on Monday.

This is electioneering gamesmanship, and there will be plenty of it for the next nine weeks. What strikes me most is that OFA is suddenly caught flat-footed.

In 2008, OFA was magical, swift, articulate, tireless, overwhelming. And there was cause during the last eight months to think that OFA would reproduce its performance against the clumsy GOP. It may happen, but not yet. And certainly not on Friday.

How did this happen? Is Axelrod out of the loop?

Does POTUS think another desultory speech in Cleveland is useful before Charlotte? Is OFA thinking that it must show off in Ohio before the acceptance speech?

Also, the strange hat-in-hand spam that comes from OFA at the end of each month — and the begging on August 30 and 31 was extremely robot-like — suggests that something has gone wrong with the operation.

There is a sense of resentment and an evidence of exhaustion that didn’t exist in 2008. It won’t likely last.

OFA has skills and firepower, and the Charlotte convention will reset the campaign’s morale.

Not [on Friday]. Team Romney stole a march on the master of march-stealing, and did it with the same Isaac that had made the GOP seem unlucky just four days ago. Well-played, Mitt Romney.

– From the blog for The John Batchelor Show, syndicated radio, four hours nightly, from its anchor station WABC in New York City.

SPECIAL NOTES:

Listen to Larry Johnson on Batchelor’s Show:

1) Thursday, 8/30/12 – Batchelor 9pm.

2) Wednesday, 8/29/12 – Batchelor 11pm.

3) Tuesday, 8/28/12 – Batchelor 10pm.

4) And numerous more days and times throughout the year.

5) TELL LARRY that you could throttle him for not letting us know that he is going to be on Batchelor’s show!

  • HELENK2
  • PainKillerJayne

    Dems stealing from Dems ……… lmao
    Washington (CNN) – A U-Haul truck loaded with equipment for a Monday event featuring Vice President Joe Biden was stolen in Detroit Sunday, a spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service said.
    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/02/u-haul-with-equipment-for-biden-event-stolen-in-detroit/

  • DianaLC

    Yes, LJ should let us know when he is appearing on the show!!!
    However, I know that I personally couldn’t throttle LJ.

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  • HELENK2

    https://twitter.com/Conservative_VW/status/242306144205426688/photo/1/large

    I can not tell from the picture black panthers guarding entrance to stadium for democratic convention

    • HObama HObamanana

      Hahahaha. Those must be the even newer black panthers.

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

    The link below is about a CNN interview with the Zero. Don’t know when the interview is set to air but I hope soon
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/02/Obama-Blames-Washington-Gridlock-Partisanship-On-Family-Daughters

    • HoosierinDixie

      My god now he is blaming his family? If he wants more time with the kids I say we make him a stay-at-home-mom on Nov. 6th, 2012.

  • HARP2
    • shelldoll2

      You have got to be kidding me. These idiots are the ones always invoking MLK Jr. yet advocating/doing the opposite of what he preached.

  • HELENK2

    http://www.westernjournalism.com/obama-to-lose-yet-another-huge-voting-bloc/

    backtrack losing another huge voting bloc American Indians

    • BronwynsHarbor

      Oh MY GOD. That is HORRIBLE. Those idiotic twits. MUSLIMS are indigenous people in the U.S.? Give me f–king break.

      • BronwynsHarbor

        I just wish that they had left out the part about the birthers.

        And Valerie Jarrett is not a communist. She is a pillager of taxpayers’ money — and another Tony Rezko stealing from public funds to buy up real estate in poor neighborhoods and letting it sit and fester.

        My god, the more I watch Starz’s “The Boss” (Kelsey Grammer starring in the role of his life as the mayor of Chicago), and they get into how the ALDERMEN of Chicago RAPE and PILLAGE the taxpayers’ money — while being bought off with disgusting bribes — is stunning.

        Kelsey Grammer is a Republican and I have NO DOUBT that he has had a hand in making sure that viewers see the REAL Chicago.

        (I am just lucky that my cable co. gave me Starz free for a year. It is worth the subscription to Starz just to watch Grammer knock it out of the park every week … and you can see the first season (8 episodes) ON DEMAND any time you want. It is fabulous television too — they have even brought back the great Daniel J. Travanti (Hill Street Blues) in HIS greatest role, and if Travanti doesn’t get an Emmy or a Golden Globe, I am tossing my jar of Ensure at my TV set.

        P.S. I knew Travanti in Venice / Santa Monica BEFORE Hill Street Blues and he was already a success as an actor in commercials — so much so that he owned a beautiful small home and free-traveled in Europe while he let ME (!) housesit for him for THREE MONTHS. I was so thrilled and honored. He was the neatest man. And we stay in touch occasionally.

        • BronwynsHarbor

          Dan also helped save me. I had dated a man who hit me … the first and thankfully the last in my life. But I never ever allowed that horrible man into Dan’s home and he KNEW BETTER than to ever come there. For one thing, Dan had a huge dog who would have chewed him to bits if he’d bothered me.

          (Of course, the huge dog tore down the screendoor for the sliding glass door going out of the master bedroom, and that was hard to explain to Dan, who was Mr. Neat & Perfect. As was the $45 I had to pay to fumigators because sand fleas infested the house and I was being eaten alive. But he was very gracious.)

          There is nothing like climbing in bed and having sand fleas crawl all over you, biting you everywhere. Oh gawd. Why they didn’t eat the dog, I don’t know.

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

            I’m impressed Bronswyn!

        • FLDemFem

          I wonder if Mr. Grammer knows that the Mayor that epitomized the graft in Chicago was Big Bill Thompson, a Republican. He was the Mayor that schmoozed with Al Capone.Here’s the Wiki on him.. stunning..
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bill_Thompson

      • HObama HObamanana

        The Grande Imam of these folks is Siraj Wahhaj, a follower of Louis Farrakhan. It just might explain why they are pushing this indigenous thing.

    • HObama HObamanana

      Here is the correct blog address for Dr. Kate, as mentioned in the article. Well worth checking out.

      http://drkatesview.wordpress.com/

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

      I’m not surprised by the arrogance, thuggery, and intimidation of Obama and his allies. What I find amazing is their stupidity! This whole Muslim/indigenous people “non-event” could have been so easily avoided with just a little bit of homework. I sympathize with the American Indians – I would really be angry too even if I had only the native American ancestry of an Elizabeth Warren! BTW wonder what Warren’s going to say about this? Given Warren’s “creds” in that area and how American Indians feel about her, “silence” might be best!

  • Dave L.

    Obama’s 2012 slogan should be ” A DAY LATE AND TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS SHORT “.

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    • getfitnow

      Let they eat sand! There’s plenty to go around.

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    • BronwynsHarbor

      That is a hell of an article. And I am astonished I found one typo in Hot Air’s prose — he typed Jones when he meant to type Drum. A nothing.

      That is a devastating rundown on what Obama is facing.

      Helen, you always understate the incredible finds you give us. But, if I am disciplined enough to follow your links, I am NEVER disappointed.

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

        Agree with Bronwyns Helen! Keep ‘em comin’!

    • getfitnow

      The man never should have been elected in the first place. John refers to the magic of the last campaign. Were we the only ones here at NQ that saw/heard the gaffes; observed the laziness (going on vacay while campaigning), and as far as I know he didn’t admonish anyone for playing the race card? No, that wasn’t magic. that was Chicago Thuggery at it’s smoothest. Now, they can’t seem to pull that off.

  • Hokma

    Romney going directly to New Orleans without hesitation and fanfare – - – that is inherent leadership.

    • getfitnow

      It seems to be the way the man has lived his life.

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    • Hokma

      Add to that Newt Gingrich slamming Tom Friedman on MTP over the Biden shakels remark and over late term abortion – the left wing weasels at the table had no were to go and Friedman made a weak kneed fool of himself.by even opening his mouth.

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

        Thanks Helen and Hokma. Thought Geo. Will was really cynical just a few months ago but the guy is fighting now. Love it! And Hokma Newt just wiped the floor with Friedman. How do you defend partial birth abortion which is just a cleaned up way of saying “infanticide” (my word) but our Fearless Leader did not once but 3 times!

        • HObama HObamanana

          If the Dims run commercials condemning the Republican platform stance on abortion they do so at their own peril.

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

            Getfitnow, I had heard about Jill Stanek’s testimony back in 2008 but I hadn’t seen this video of her talking. I weep once more! This practice is pure “evil”! If we did this to animals it would be seen as cruelty but it’s okay to do this to human babies in Obama’s world. I’m copying and pasting and sending it to my friends!

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

              Sorry for the repeated posts! Was not posting earlier. Shut down my computer and started again and there they are!

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

            Getfitnow, I had heard about Jill Stanek’s testimony back in 2008 but I hadn’t seen this video of her talking. I weep once more! This practice is pure “evil”! If we did this to animals it would be seen as cruelty but it’s okay to do this to human babies in Obama’s world. I’m copying and pasting and sending it to my friends!

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

            Getfitnow, I had heard about Jill Stanek’s testimony back in 2008 but I hadn’t seen this video of her talking. I weep once more! This practice is pure “evil”! If we did this to animals it would be seen as cruelty but it’s okay to do this to human babies in Obama’s world. I’m copying and pasting and sending it to my friends!

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

            I tried to post about Jill Stanek’s video earlier but for some reason it wouldn’t post. I’m copying and sharing! People need to know the truth about Obama!

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

            I tried to post about Jill Stanek’s video earlier but for some reason it wouldn’t post. I’m copying and sharing! People need to know the truth about Obama!

      • getfitnow

        I saw that clip–nobody could respond and they all looked like they had been beat–they had!

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

          Thanks for posting the video of nurse Jill Stanek. I tried to reply below the video several times above but wouldn’t post so I’m trying to post now. Copying and pasting if I can.

    • DianaLC

      Hey! George should just stop the hate!!!! LOL

    • getfitnow

      That’s what they need to do. Throw it right back at them. In ’08 the GOP was afraid to say That One’s middle name. and what good did that do as it was invoked when h was sworn in. That was one of the most ridiculous thing.

  • HARP2

    Obama has a new mirror.

    • HARP2

      Sorry Barry……We replaced the chair.

      • HELENK2

        love them am going to steal them