Romney Takes Lead In Latest Ipsos Poll

One of the benefits of not checking email too often over the past few days, I have managed to miss the apparently 102 emails from the Republican National Convention press release office. Not that I have managed to watch any of it myself, but apparently the people watching the GOP Convention have put Mitt Romney above Barack Obama in the latest poll from Ipsos and Reuters.

Mitt Romney (R) 44%
Barack Obama (D-inc) 42%

I am not sure the dates for this edition of the poll, but the article says it was done among 1481 registered voters.

Posted by Dave at 6:30 pm
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1,334 Responses to “Romney Takes Lead In Latest Ipsos Poll”

  1. jenny-GOD IS A REPUBLICAN says:

    where are the red state polls?

  2. Dylan says:

    I will be happy when the convention is over and we can really get down to the business of receiving polls that are meaningful. All this waiting is excruciating.

  3. Bitterlaw says:

    Comcast just moved all my HD channels to the 800s! I have to learn new channel numbers?! WTF!

  4. SusyQue says:

    You, O Lord will surround the upright man in right standing with you, as a shield you will surround him with favor! That man is Mitt Romney!

  5. Bitterlaw says:

    Time to see if the Eagles who will be cut after this game can beat the Jets who will be cut after this game.

  6. brucefdb says:

    I have always thought Ipsos/Reuters are about the worst polls. For Mitt to be ahead among RVs is big.

    And you know it must be RV’s because 14% are undecided.

  7. MD says:

    3. That is unconscionable!!! Told you, you should have went with FIOS. You DO get Comcast Sportsnet in HD.

  8. MD says:

    Maybe MI is finally reaching the pain threshold necessary to consider other options. How about CA? 2024 maybe?

  9. Brandon says:

    Not enough white voters in CA for it to happen.

  10. RottiLargo says:

    California is gone for the GOP forever unless the nonwhites change their voting patterns and ideology.

  11. SusyQue says:

    California will become a red state in 2016.

  12. MD says:

    States do not necessarily move in tandem btw. Saying that MI will improve by at least 10 doesn’t mean it will happen elsewhere. The map is always realigning a little bit. I do sense that the GOP is getting stronger in the midwest as the Dems move further and further left. The R’s are doing a great job of showing just how diverse the party is becoming.

    I am against illegal immigration and amnesty. However, we need to dial down the rhetoric and see if a solution is out there that satisfies all sides. It has to be punitive but I don’t think jail terms are the answer. How about a path in 10 years subject to the following:

    1. Must learn english
    2. Pay into SS and Medicare for 7 to 8 years but earn no credit.
    3. Mandatory community service or military service. I thought about making military service mandatory but then someone here said it might be dangerous to have them mix with an all volunteer service.
    4. An excise tax that goes toward border security.
    5. Not allowed to vote until they are a citizen for at least 5 years.
    6. Can not be a citizen for 10 years minimum. Then the clock starts for the 5 years. So no voting for 15 years.
    7. No welfare. No money, no food stamps. Period.

    There could be more conditions but it would take at least this much to get me to pay attention.

    The Latino’s will be an important part of the country in the future so we can’t just say there is no solution. Not viable any more.

  13. Mexifornia! says:

    We own California because you didn’t read the book!

  14. brucefdb says:

    MD….I live in Ca…if jughead loses it will force the state to face reality or chaos.

    Productive people have mostly left (threatening to turn red states blue, unfortunately). Nothing left but the elites, their slave labor, retirees, enviro jerks and tons of people that either work for or depend on government……and love it.

    It wont be pretty…..but you never know, maybe Romney/Ryan will plant some seeds.

  15. Ben Romney says:

    Lansing-based EPIC-MRA did an automated survey of 1,200 likely voters on Tuesday and found Obama leading Romney 49%-46%
    ( my numbers:Romney/Obama: 49.4/46.1)
    when respondents were asked who they’d vote for if they had to make a decision right then. Five percent were undecided.

    Romney leads the Independents 51/38

  16. MD says:

    Just think. in 1980 CA was considered red because the west was considered to a region that valued individualism. Things change but red in 16. Susy, you need to stop smoking the mary jane.

  17. brucefdb says:

    Susy… way 2016, unless we sell LA and SF to the Chinese (a plan I support, btw).

    But let’s just do Mitt 2012 for starters and see what happens.

  18. MD says:

    15 – I would like to see that. I really think we could make inroads with the Latino’s over time. We are going to have a hard time getting more than 12% of the black vote in our best year though until that community changes their outlook. I don’t see that happening anytime soon unfortunately.

  19. MD says:

    Of course it helped that Reagan was running.

  20. INDIA PAPA 727 says:

    California will become a red state in 2016.

    Comment by SusyQue — August

    Only if the san andreas fault dumps the coastline into the pacific.

  21. Bitterlaw says:

    MD – I agree that the “shoot them at the borders” approach won’t work. This country needs a discussion on what to do. I’m not kidding when I say I would trade the first million people who sign up in Mexico City for w million American-born Democrats. The Mexicans would try to live the American Dream rather than kill it.

  22. michael says:

    Yeah good polls!

  23. Dylan says:

    I live in CA. This state is abjectily hostile to GOP, which has ZERO brand and has made no effort to develop a brand that can win elections. I cannot overstate how pathetic the state GOP has been. The writing has been on the wall since 1992. They just cannot recruit candidates that will sell their message. And so we all suffer.

    If I could practice law in another state, i would consider moving but I’m just too entrenched here (as a tax slave. . . . . )

    Most people I interact with on a daily basis are at least, if not more, snarky than the yahoo guy who got fired for joking about black people drowning.

  24. jan says:

    19. Dont hold your breath. The are devoted to government b\c it think it gives them freedom.

  25. MD says:

    Reagan was a RINO on illegals even if we ignore his amnesty. Redstate and Polipundit would be going nuts on him today.

  26. MD says:

    24 – Everyone from CA that I know tells me that. Everyone. Some have moved. Some have not but they are all considering it.

  27. Bitterlaw says:

    MD – I am never moving out of PA. If you leave, stop by for a cream soda.

  28. Bitterlaw says:

    MD/Brandon – If the Jets and Eagles end regulation in a 0-0 tie, do they have to torture us with overtime?

  29. MD says:

    I won’t be here forever, well, at least if I live long enough. My wife and I actually talked about moving to a foreign country in 12 years or so.

  30. MD says:

    I have no idea whey they are even bothering playing this game.

  31. MD says:

    32 was a lie. The Eagles charge their tickets holders full price for all pre season games. That is what it is about.

  32. Bitterlaw says:

    The Bitters put down deep roots. My Dad has lived in the same town since 1960. Unless somebody offers me a job in London, I am in Radnor until I die.

  33. Uncle Salty says:


    even though Ed Rollins is going around saying Huckabee could have won but Obama will now win…

  34. Bitterlaw says:

    22 years ago tomorrow, my wife and I had our first date. That has to be a Guaranteed Night, right?

  35. brucefdb says:

    I have seen some anecdotal evidence for hope in Ca. I know a number of rank and file union types (who doesnt in ca?) who seem to understand that if there is never again a good economy in Ca there pensions will not be there. I also have witnessed public displays of anti-Obama sentiment most notably while waiting for a blood test recently Obama was speaking at a rally on tv and first one lady and then several others started tearing into him and no one came to his defense. That never happens.

  36. brucefdb says:

    BTW I think one of the hidden strengths we have nationwide that wont show up in polls are going to be rank and file union types that will either not vote or will vote agains Obama but will not dare tell either a pollster or their friends that they are doing it.

  37. jan says:

    Until the “free money” stops coming in the mail nothing will ever change in California.

  38. jenny's BLUE POLLS! says:

    Nobody believes this.

  39. Wobbles says:

    I agree with Jenny Blue Balls.

  40. jenny-GOD IS A REPUBLICAN says:

    #26, we can thank reagan for the decline of the white vote!

  41. Fat Lady Warming Up says:

    Incumbent President at 42% 67 days before the election?

  42. jan says:

    38. Have you been to a college campus? Complete disinterest and dissappoint. Obama could barely fill thr arena at Iowa State U last week.

  43. brucefdb says:

    No doubt 39. But outside LA, SF and San Diego, the state is actually reddish.

  44. janz says:

    Here’s a crossroads ad with a take-off on a Ryan comment from last night: The poster.

  45. brucefdb says:

    Yes, jan, the college kids are a little more grumpy these days.

  46. Sir Albert says:

    Bruce nailed it

  47. jason says:

    We can thank Reagan for the decline of the white vote”

    Please, Transparent Dem Troll, please.

    Give us some trolls that are not complete morons.

    At this stage, even partial morons would do.

    I propose an IQ of 70 as a cut-off, just a constructive suggestion.

  48. Michael corleone says:

    San Diego is not a blue city. It is red and has an r mayor

  49. rdelbov says:

    MI is only +3Obama but indies are 51-38 for Romney??

    I am guessing, because I do not see crosstabs in this poll, that its +10D.

    Its look like Michigan a pure tossup.

  50. GeauxLSU says:

    Do we know which former Olympians will be speaking?

  51. phoenixrisen says:

    That new Michigan poll oughta put Nate Silver’s “Michigan isn’t a toss-up” article into the trash bin.

  52. jenny-GOD IS A REPUBLICAN says:

    Reagan gave amnesty to millions of Hispanics who have voted democrat!

  53. EML says:

    Kim rohde is one. She was the skeet shooting champ this year and the first person to win individual medals in 5 straight olympics

  54. Brandon says:

    Mike Eruzione is speaking.

  55. EML says:

    AnAnother is mike eruzione from the 1980 hockey team and the last is some Hispanic speed skater or something

  56. Clinton's Cigar says:

    Question – why is Obama allowed to spend his campaign cash now, but Mitt is required to wait until his nomination is effective?

  57. brucefdb says:

    True 50….but SD went pretty strong for Obama in 2008 as I recall. But not fair to lump them in with SF and LA for sure. My bad.

  58. Brandon says:

    Connie Mack is lame.

  59. EML says:

    58 – I think it has something to do with the fact that Obama was technically unopposed in the primary so he is able to spend general election money now.

  60. AuH2ORepublican says:

    MD, my proposed congressional map for PA would have drawn two heavily Dem CDs in Western PA (instead of one as Republicans drew), but would make the PA-03, PA-05 and PA-18 safely Republican instead of being vulnerable to Democrat victories. The two Dem districts would be as follows (I would renumber the old York County PA-19 as PA-14, although all of the old Pittsburgh-based PA-14 would be in one of the two Dem CDs in Western PA):

    New PA-04: From Erie and its Dem suburbs through a thin strip of western Crawford County through Democrat western Mercer County through New Castle and other Dem areas in Lawrence County through Alquippa, Beaver Falls and other Dem areas in Beaver County to Dem parts of western Allegheny County (including western Pittsburgh) and some Dem parts of western Washington County. It would probably be won by PA-04 incumbent Jason Altmire (who would have represented a good chunk of the district’s residents), but he might face primary opponents from Erie, the Beaver Valley or Pittsburgh.

    New PA-12: Most of Pittsburgh and the Mon Valley, and stretching through Dem parts of NE Allegheny and along the Kiskiminetas and Conemaugh Rivers to Johnstown. Mike Doyle would be favored to win, but Mark Critz would probably give it a try.

    Shed of most heavily Democrat precincts, Kelly’s PA-03 and Tim Murphy’s PA-18 would become safely Republican, and Thompson’s PA-05 wouldn’t have to absorb Democrats (making it potentially competitive) to make adjoining districts more Republican.

    In Coal Country, I would have drawn a heavily Dem PA-17 for Tim Holden very similar to the one drawn by Republicans, but would have excised GOP parts of Schuylkill County and substituted them with heavily Dem precincts in Allentown and Bethlehem (GOP redistricters added Easton to the PA-17, but kept too many Dem areas from the Lehigh Valley in the very marginal PA-15). The old PA-19 would become the new PA-14 and would still be centered in York County, but would take in Harrisburg (as Republican redistricters did). This would have left safely GOP PA-10, PA-11 and PA-15 for Marino, Barletta and Dent (or, hopefully, a pro-life conservative who could beat Dent in the primary).

    And in Philly, I would have drawn three über-Democrat CDs in the Philly area. Two would have be 51%+ black (one similar to Fattah’s CD, the other similar to Brady’s CD), which would make it difficult for Democrats to undo the gerrymander in 2020 should they control the process; the third would combine white areas in South Philly with Dem areas in NE Philly (meaning most of NE Philly), Lower Bucks, southern Montco, white parts of North Philly, Lower Merion and white Dem parts of Delco. That would leave comfortably GOP PA-06 for Gerlach, PA-07 for Meehan, PA-08 for Fitzpatrick (Republicans barely changed his CD, meaning that it still voted for Kerry over Bush; not under my map), and PA-16 for Pitts.

    PA had a 12 D, 7 R House delegation before the 2010 elections and has a 12 R, 7 D delegation today. Under my map, PA would be pretty much guaranteed to have a 12 R, 6 D House delegation for the entire decade. The map drawn by Republican redistricters was very good, and I think we have even odds of getting a 13-5 House delegation after the November elections (thanks in large part to Altmire losing to Critz in the PA-12 primary). But the PA-03, PA-05, PA-06, PA-07, PA-08, PA-12, PA-15 and PA-18 are potentially competitive and several of them could fall in an election with even a slight Democrat breeze. I would make PA-08 and PA-15 far more comfortably Republican, and make the Western PA GOP seats safely Republican. I think it would have been a good trade-off.

  61. Brandon says:

    Who decided on this tag team speech? This sucks.

  62. John says:

    Rumour mill…
    If Romney wins Condi Rice will become his Sec. of State.
    A natural.

  63. Brandon says:

    Now that will be a tough act to follow.

  64. Sir Albert says:

    Tag team speeches never work. The Pam Bondi one with that gents last night was simply odd.

  65. Brandon says:

    Now the Hispanic pander video.

  66. No Tribe says:

    That’s an 8% bounce for Romney so far, pretty dang good.

  67. mnw says:

    I note that the 2 other MO residents who post here (Mike M & Spyder) agree w/ me that Akin loses. The further you live from MO, the better u like Akin’s chances, I guess!

    I haven’t seen (or heard) a Sky Queen ad– NOT ONE– since Akin opened his piehole & inserted his size 14 Johnston Murphy.

    Why do you think it is that Sky Queen was EVERYWHERE before the primary, & immediately after it, but she has disappeared herself lately?

    Coinkydink? /s

  68. EML says:

    Here come the water works

  69. No Tribe says:

    Bernie Porn


    I mean, come on, that is not a name a person keeps who has a kid.

    Nice diss on Silver there too.

  70. EML says:

    Jeb about to announce Romney quitting and he’s taking his place. Robbie rejoices.

  71. janz says:

    Does anyone know the approximate time, or where their speech is sketched into the schedule, when it comes to the ‘mystery guest,’ aka Eastwood?

  72. No Tribe says:

    Jeb, “lets talk about education” and that’s a take folks.

  73. mnw says:

    Clint Eastwood doesn’t work for me. Nancy Reagan would work for me.

    One of the local radio jocks in STL predicted the GOP mystery speaker would be… Todd Akin! (“Guess who, mfers?!”)

  74. EML says:

    74 – Olympians on at 9:35 and rubio at 10:05. Eastwood is supposed to be in between them.

  75. SoHope says:

    Brokered Convention !!!!

  76. todd says:

    Just read Rimneys speech and if he delivers it right it will be a home run.

  77. todd says:


  78. mnw says:

    If mnw ever decides Romney will win:

    coal; defense; health care; industrials.

  79. mnw says:

    4 more years of zero?

    GOLD, baby. And PLENTY of it.

  80. rdelbov says:

    Hispanic Panda video!!!

    That’s unbelieveable as we all know that every panda comes from China. The very idea that some sort of Panda clone from Mexico or Central America could exist would be beyond historic.

    Oh that was hispanic pander video and not hispanic panda video. Nevermind.

  81. Marv says:

    That’s alot of different kinds of milk.

  82. Sir Albert says:

    we can do this

  83. Marv says:

    Anybody here watching Jeb’s speech?

  84. Marv says:

    Nice speech by the young from Miami.

  85. EML says:

    Scott Walker is THE superstar of the Republican Party.

  86. Mr.Vito says:

    rdelbov made a joke… cool…

    the a-holes are rubbing off on him.

  87. EML says:

    Wow is this singer tone deaf?

  88. Bitterlaw says:

    The music really sucks between speakers.

  89. Bitterlaw says:

    Hispanic pander video? I thought only mnw would write something that stupid and anti-Hispanic.

  90. bio mom says:

    This will go well past 11. Will the networks go the distance? How many people I’ll be asleep by then?

  91. MD says:

    MNW – Agree. I give Akin a zero percent chance.

  92. Bitterlaw says:

    Sorry, Brandon. I didn’t mean you are stupid and anti-Hispanic.

  93. MD says:

    Brandon – bitter only intended to call you stupid not anti-Hispanic. He apologizes for the error.

  94. sickofdems says:

    “the a-holes are rubbing off on him”???

    So many possible comments……

    In the name of decency…..i will refrain.

  95. Bitterlaw says:

    I am willing to trade the entire population of Mexico City for New York City (except NYCMike). I think America would be better off. Discuss.

  96. SoHope says:

    With this speech the Romney campaign is begging the DNC to play the Mormon card.

  97. Brandon says:

    Oh come on, if you’re going to pander, you cant be that obvious, it needs to be more subtle. I’m surprised they didn’t start it off by saying “I am not a racist”

  98. MD says:

    Now begging for $5. Guess that is an improvement:

    Friend —

    If we win this election, it will be because of what you did in moments like this to help close the spending gap.

    Because this is real: Just last week alone, Mitt Romney’s campaign and his allies outspent our side by at least three to one in North Carolina, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Colorado, and Pennsylvania, all states we need to win.

    That could swing the election — but it doesn’t have to.

    Tomorrow is our biggest fundraising deadline so far. Will you make a donation of $5 or more today and help this campaign hang in there for the final two months?

    Tonight Mitt Romney will deliver a speech that millions of Americans will hear.

    He’s going to say a lot of things about Barack Obama, and belittle what we stand for.

    When he does, remember the important role you play in the political process. Remember the kind of man our president is, and the tough choices he’s had to make from that Oval Office.

    Voters in some very important states are hearing distortions and lies from people who’ve invested a lot to see Barack Obama removed from the White House.

    Fight back. Donate $5 or more and make sure your voice is heard just as loud:

    We wouldn’t be here without you. Thank you.


    P.S. — Deciding that the stakes are high enough to do our part isn’t a November 6th decision. It’s one I’m asking you to make right now, before tomorrow’s big fundraising deadline.

  99. SoHope says:

    I was only 99 off

  100. Mr.Vito says:

    “I’m surprised they didn’t start it off by saying “I am not a racist”

    Polifact is standing in the wings ready to torpedo that one I’m sure…

  101. rdelbov says:

    world’s shortest youtube clip “nevermind”

    As someone, who so proud of Scalia when he became the 1st Italian American who sat on the Supreme court, I don’t mind a little pandering to hispanics or jews or teachers or AA’s or Catholics. I would suggest reading the correspondence of George Washington. Even he could be grateful to the great contributions of Jews, Germans, Greeks and others to the founding of the USA.

    As a side note there was actually several hispanic US senators before there was an Italian American one.

  102. J T says:

    Ed Rollins is a farce. His nickname is the Eyeore.

    He said Kerry would win, and said the GOP would not win the House in 2010 due to the Hispanics

  103. J T says:

    The Mormon card would be a huge backfire for the DNC.

    Obama does not want Rev Wright to be a issue

  104. Brandon says:

    I’m not against pandering. Just when it’s too obvious you’re doing it, it seems to backfire because it seems phony.

  105. MD says:

    On my firm’s internet site, they celebrate African American month, women’s leadership, gay and lesbian stuff and so on all the time.

    One time, those of us who have Italian ancestry (in my case about 25% – mostly Irish), saw an article describing Italians contributions to society over the centuries. Within a half hour, it was taken down. The Irish have never had any acknowledgement, not even on St. Patrick’s Day.

  106. SoHope says:


  107. Bitterlaw says:

    rdel – I am embarassed that the only Catholic President was that scumbag JFK.

  108. MD says:

    Reagan was born a Catholic but converted.

  109. Todd McCain says:

    That woman had me in tears. Not gonna lie.

    Mitt Romney is a great man.

  110. Bitterlaw says:

    MD – Why don’t you just “F” a black dude so you can feel included?

  111. J T says:

    Washington Examiner

    Ralph Reed announces that he will build a army of 1.7 voters who did not vote in 2008, to help elect Romney

    No matter what you think of Reed, he was a major player in 1994 and 2004

  112. Bitterlaw says:

    I don’t count traitors, MD.

  113. SusyQue says:

    Very touching….Romney walks the walk.

  114. Bitterlaw says:

    Tobe clear – religious traitors. Reagan is God.

  115. J T says:

    The 4 conservatives on the SCOTUS are Catholic.

    Two liberals, Sotamayer and Roberts are Catholic also. Why is this an issue?

  116. MD says:

    JT – Ralph Reed is an extremely talented organizer when he is motivated. Even his enemies will say that about him. He has been low key for many years now.

  117. MD says:

    120 – backed yourself into a corner there, eh?

  118. mnw says:

    At MY workplace, we have mandatory “be nice to LGBTs” training; mandatory diversity training (“Affirmative action is the berries! Repeat after me, “I love affirmative action!”); mandatory annual anti-sex harassment training.

  119. Bitterlaw says:

    MD – I give her an 8 on the Kape Upton is a 10 scale.

  120. J T says:

    I agree MD. Reed hated McCain, and did not lift a finger to help him.

    Polling is important, but this is the kind of news that really matters. Ground game is everything

  121. Bitterlaw says:

    120 – backed yourself into a corner there, eh?

    Comment by MD

    In what way, Brother A-hole?

  122. Sir Albert says:

    A good man

  123. MD says:

    124 – we have all of that and more MNW.

  124. mnw says:

    I keep waiting for “Celebrate White Achievement” month, but… it’s a long wait.

  125. MD says:

    I think Maxwell actually covered the topic of my employment in his, now famous, going away rant. Like any great document there is so much to dissect. It could take decades.

  126. Bitterlaw says:

    I live my life by 2 simple rules. I will respect you until you give me a reason not to. If you give me a reason to not respect you, it is a long way back to the starting position.

  127. MD says:

    127 – your previous statement could have been construed as going after Reagan on religion but you artfully dodged it with the next post.

    You learned something in law school that is useful. JK!

  128. Bitterlaw says:

    MD – I learned many things in law school. Too bad most of them had nothing to do with law.

  129. GeauxLSU says:

    The old couple talking about their terminally ill son, was very moving.

  130. J T says:

    No incumbent since Wilson in 1916, has ever won a second term, without increasing his vote in the Electoral College.

    Does anybody here, outside of the trolls, think Obama will win more than 365 Electoral votes?

  131. MD says:

    136 – No. Not a chance. If everything breaks right for him, Obama would still have less than that. Doesn’t mean he can’t win. Statisticians would all tell us that the sample sizes are way too small to make an Obama loss a certainty if he doesn’t exceed 365.

  132. Bitterlaw says:

    Convention speeches or 4 Weddings on TLC? I will see you at 10:05, Rubio.

  133. J T says:

    Right MD. Look at Ike, FDR, and Reagan.

    All won in huge blowouts in their first election, but still managed to increase their EV vote the next time around

  134. J T says:

    May be wrong, but I think Wilson might have won more actual votes in 1916 that 1912, just not electoral

    He had that 3 way with taft, and TDR in 1912

  135. Pitchaboy says:

    #136: exactly. One of the major considerations for my not so cautious optimism

  136. Bitterlaw says:

    JT said 3 way. SusyQue is going to be appalled.

  137. SoHope says:

    Hot girl from MA….guess they’re not all like Lisab

  138. DrJay says:

    “a army of 1.7 voters”

    that’s messed up dude…

  139. J T says:

    Pitch, in the back of every indy and undecided voters mind is this:

    They all know if Obama is re-elected the economy will stink for 4 more years. Right now they still may like Obama as a person, hut in the end, they will vote against his policies.

    1936 is used by many Obama defenders. Not even close. Nazi Germany was on the rise and the world was on the verge of War, Hoover was still blamed for 1929

  140. todd says:

    Aftet tonight the RNC will have millions of mormons as volunteers to knock on doors, man phone banks and GOTV.

  141. Mr.Vito says:

    “DrJay says:
    August 30, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    “a army of 1.7 voters”

    that’s messed up dude…”

    Get back in that box, mofo. I put in the air holes this time, Bitter… but he’s a crafty little devil…

  142. SoHope says:

    that guy dances like Carlton for the fresh prince of belaire

  143. MD says:

    Bitter – did you join the Gym yet? My wife thinks I am exercising too much. Didn’t think I would hear that.

  144. Bitterlaw says:

    Mr. Vito – Don’t blame me. It’s MD’s night to watch DrJay.

  145. MD says:

    This is getting a little bit too Pulp Fiction like.

  146. Bitterlaw says:

    Sometimes A-holes can get too close.

  147. Mr.Vito says:

    “This is getting a little bit too Pulp Fiction like.”

    Get the gimp.

  148. SoHope says:

    Bring out the Gimp!

  149. EML says:

    Jeez Kim Rohde a better speaker than these politicians they’ve had on tonight

  150. SusyQue says:

    116….JT….How many is 1.7…hundreds? thousands? millions?

  151. Marv says:

    Gov Perry was great on Hannity. I’m sure all you mofo’s will agree.

  152. Pitchaboy says:

    Obama being liked is a bunch of bull; a combination of MSM hype and difficulties voters have in answering pollsters that they don’t particularly like him(guilt feelings of racism). But for AA and liberal elite, the rest of us know he is a disaster.

  153. Sir Albert says:

    Olympics. Good idea.

  154. Marv says:

    Hey Pitch,

    Got your numbers explanation ready?

  155. Bitterlaw says:

    I was going to watch Gov. Perry but OOPS, I forgot.

  156. GeauxLSU says:

    Scott Hamilton? That was a surprise.

  157. AuH2ORepublican says:

    I know of at least one Hispanic Panda: Pablo “Kung Fu Panda” Sandoval of the SF Giants.

  158. Marv says:

    #162 Bitterlaw,


  159. Marv says:

    Wow, Fox is interviewing Sarah Palin.

  160. SoHope says:


  161. Todd McCain says:

    Where is Clint?

  162. J T says:

    1.7 million. Suzy

  163. bio mom says:

    These speeches are powerful!

    I watch on cspan. No stupid cable commentary.

  164. Bitterlaw says:

    Clint will come out when he is God-damn ready to come out.

  165. Scooter Boy says:

    Michael Moore- “I think people should start to practice the words President Romney.”

  166. SoHope says:…they have the raw feed in HD

  167. Todd McCain says:

    Well tell him to hurry the f up

  168. SoHope says:

    do so at your own peril

  169. Marv says:

    This is a very, very good RNC video about Mitt’s life.

  170. Marv says:

    #172 Scooter Boy,

    Where and when did Moore say that?

  171. Pitchaboy says:

    Marv, I have tracked the numbers on RAS ( unfortunately not Gallup) since he started the head to heads. I don’t have my sheets with me but the only assumption made was on the first day result. For instance if the first published result was 45-43, I assumed 45 on all three days for Romney. Then let us say on the following day, it is 46-43; by math the numbers are 45,45 and 48 versus 43, 43 and 43. Now let us assume the following day it is 45-45, the numbers are 45,48 and 42 versus 43, 43 and 49. In other words Obama had a big plus 7 day. Since I have tracked it from the start, the math is not difficult to work. The variations on a day to day basis is huge, over 3 days, not so bad. Unfortunately, sitting in a hotel room in Baltimore, I do not have all the numbers in front of me.

  172. Scooter Boy says:

    177. He said it to the Huffington Post. They have the video at Real clear Politics site.

  173. Marv says:

    #178 Pitch,

    Thanks very much for the info. The Baltimore Inner Harbor is a nice place with great restaurants. I spent several weeks there several summers ago.

  174. Marv says:

    Clint is in the house!

  175. Bitterlaw says:

    This is painful, Clint.

  176. Marv says:

    Scooter Boy,


  177. Brandon says:

    Is this really happening right now?

  178. Marv says:

    #182 Bitterlaw,

    Be kind to your elders.

  179. Brandon says:

    Uh, I don’t think this is what the Romney people were hoping for.

  180. sickofdems says:

    Oh my…..this is great.

  181. Rupert says:

    It’s picking up steam…

  182. Bitterlaw says:

    Clint – Mitt has a law degree, fire whomever came up with this idea.

  183. Todd McCain says:

    People know its all in jest,relax

  184. Marv says:

    Clint is warming up a little bit.

  185. EML says:

    Lol “Mitt can’t do that to himself, Mr president”

  186. Marv says:

    It’s turning out to be OK.

    “We own this country.”

  187. GeauxLSU says:

    Can someone increase the flow of Thorazine.

  188. Brandon says:

    Rubio’s speech is reportedly being shortened as we speak so Romney doesn’t run late into the night.

  189. Bitterlaw says:

    Paul Ryan must know he has to look like speech is brilliant but it must be killing him.

  190. Brandon says:

    Romney has to be glad that is finally over.

  191. Marv says:

    Clint’s deal turned out OK. Be positive fellow mofo’s.

  192. Bitterlaw says:

    They should have played the music they play at the Academy Awards when the actors go on too long.

  193. Rupert says:

    Rubio looks great

  194. Dylan says:

    Clint is senile. Just Awful

  195. Brandon says:

    That was OK? That was insane.

  196. Todd McCain says:

    Right. Relax

  197. Bitterlaw says:

    Marv – That sucked. Admit it. Say it. SAY IT!!

  198. Marv says:

    #202 Brandon,

    We should not critize folks who are on our side.

  199. INDIA PAPA 727 says:

    Was Allen west allowed to speak??

  200. Mr.Vito says:

    I liked the beginning and end… the middle got a little weird.

  201. Scooter Boy says:

    Clint was awful but I don’t think it hurts Romney much. Hopefully the next two speeches will make up for it.

  202. Marv says:


    We should not criticize people who are on our side.

  203. Brandon says:

    Why couldn’t they just give him a script?

  204. Rupert says:

    I’d say he’s a bad person as well…

  205. Bitterlaw says:

    That was so bad that MD just screamed, “GFY!” Grabbed a bottle of Grey Goose, a box of Krispy Kremes, and a stick of butter and stormed out with tears in his eyes.

  206. INDIA PAPA 727 says:

    211.I’d say he’s a bad person as well…

    Comment by Rupert

    I’d say you’r an a$$hole as well

  207. Rupert says:

    Rubio for pres in 2020,

  208. Marv says:

    I think that it’s going to be Ryan/Rubio in 2020. That’s the early line.

  209. SoHope says:

    My Bromance has been rekindled

  210. Scott says:

    Clint Eastwood is an American icon and part of the old,classy Hollywood.His stamp of approval for Romney and his very apparent dislike of Obama was palpable and scored with the voters.

  211. Rupert says:

    213 I was referring to Rubio’s comment “Obama is not a bad person”

  212. Todd McCain says:

    Make my day

  213. EML says:

    Rubio is killing it.

  214. Marv says:

    #217 Scott,

    You are correct, sir.

  215. explosiveliberal says:

    I’m sorry Rubio, upward mobility is a myth and mostly out of reach for 95% of the poor and middle class. Thats not a political statement, just a fact.

  216. Marv says:

    “Almighty God is the source of all we have.”

  217. Brandon says:

    Romney is going to get on so late now.

  218. Rupert says:

    222 uh…. Are you serious?

  219. explosiveliberal says:

    Rubio has never read Jared Diamond, thats obvious.

  220. INDIA PAPA 727 says:

    218.213 I was referring to Rubio’s comment “Obama is not a bad person”

    Comment by Rupert

  221. explosiveliberal says:

    225 PEW research and many think tanks have back up that fact.

  222. SoHope says:

    I’m one of the 5%, you dooche

  223. Marv says:

    #222 explosiveliberal,

    Eat cake.

  224. Todd McCain says:

    Who cares? U are such a negative nancy

  225. Rupert says:

    227 lol

  226. SoHope says:

    Exploding Libeturd, shut up and listen…you may learn something

  227. INDIA PAPA 727 says:

    222.I’m sorry Rubio, upward mobility is a myth and mostly out of reach for 95% of the poor and middle class. Thats not a political statement, just a fact.

    Comment by explosiveliberal

    Bravo sierra. Is that why millions of people bust their buns to come to this country.

  228. explosiveliberal says:

    Its true, many make it out of poverty, but its the exception that proves the rule, most end up exactly like their parents, just ask Mitt.

  229. BayernFan says:

    Isnt Marco here supposed to be introducing Romney?

  230. Rupert says:

    228. I grew up more poor than anyone posting here ( I’d put money on it.) today I make more than most people here (I’d put money on that too.) don’t tell me upward mobility is a myth.

  231. EML says:

    Yep libtard, that’s the liberal mantra. People are too stupid to be successful and they need government to provide for them. Defeatism at its finest. Well I for one believe in the American people and believe that anyone can be successful if government gets out if their way

  232. todd says:

    polifact: Cuba is 445 miles from Tampa not 440.

  233. explosiveliberal says:

    234. Everyone talks about success stories like Rubio, which is fine. But it gives the allusion that it happens all the time. No one talks about the 95% who stay where they are in society or move down.

  234. INDIA PAPA 727 says:

    228.225 PEW research and many think tanks have back up that fact.

    Comment by explosiveliberal

    So what should we do numbnuts, tear everyone down to the same level in the name of “equality”. The soviets tried that crap. The euros are trying that crap. That crap don’t fly.

  235. EML says:

    I’m better off than my parents. They are better off than their parents. They were better off than their parents. Its only now under the leadership of the democrats that my kids will have a future where they may not end up as well off as me.

  236. todd says:

    Someone tell the liberal to jump into the river.

  237. explosiveliberal says:

    Success in today doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Government, infrastructure, universities, highways, military protection, police, banks. Success is a result of good government not lack of government.

  238. Marv says:

    Hey liberal, jump into the river.

  239. EML says:

    There’s no 95% of people staying the same or moving down. If they are, that’s their choice. This country, before Obama at least, was set up to make everyone who chose to be successful. 42 months of 8% unemployment and $16 trillion in debt may have changed things

  240. MFG says:

    My dad made 5000 a year my.uncle drove a beer truck I’m so much better off than they were financially

    Opportunities are hanging from the trees in america

  241. INDIA PAPA 727 says:

    No one talks about the 95% who stay where they are in society or move down.

    Comment by explosiveliberal

    What would you replace it with?? The dull dead hand of the socialist state??
    Move to sweden comrade.

  242. explosiveliberal says:

    No, if you want to cut the deficit by gutting programs that mostly help the poor and middle class, fine. But don’t cut taxes for the wealthy in the same platform. It takes away all legitimacy to debt arguments.

  243. INDIA PAPA 727 says:

    244.Success in today doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Government, infrastructure, universities, highways, military protection, police, banks. Success is a result of good government not lack of government.

    Comment by explosiveliberal

    What a stesming pile of bravo sierra.

  244. Marv says:

    Here comes our next Commander in Chief.

  245. todd says:

    How sad. Liberalism allows you to own nothing, not even your own success.

  246. EML says:

    Government has always and will always be a roadblock for freedom and liberty. People are successful because of themselves and in spite of government, not because of it.

  247. Rupert says:

    Explosivediarrhea is a troll

  248. MFG says:

    Oh Christ

    Government.made me successful?

    Me spending five years in my twenties working seven days a week made me successful

    You have to be joking

  249. rdelbov says:

    Under Obama nearly everything has been downward for the 95%. Millions of jobs lost, millions of discouraged workers and many more millions have found lower paying jobs.

    There is no doubt that the 95% have suffered under Obama’s four years.

    He promised “hope and change”. Now its either “spare change” or “brother can you spare some change so I hope to keep alive”.

    We have a fairly mobile upward society from 1981 to about Jan 2009.

  250. explosiveliberal says:

    Theres capitalism (good) and then theirs Vulture capitalism(bad). Right now Mitt is selling the wrong kind of capitalism, put money in the middle class not the wealthy to stimulate the economy. We already cut taxes enough for the wealthy in 2000. Its absurd to suggest it again.

  251. BayernFan says:

    This entrance is awful. He should have just strode to the podium

  252. Bitterlaw says:

    I like that Romney is practicingfor the State of the Union Address.

  253. EML says:

    The poor don’t need government to be successful. They need government to get out of the way.

  254. rdelbov says:

    I am thinking a big boost from tonight!!!

  255. explosiveliberal says:

    256. That was baked in already (2008). We were in a deep ditch and have been climbing out slowly but much faster than most countries in Europe.

  256. INDIA PAPA 727 says:

    Methinks he is a tongue in cheek provocateur, no one could be that vacant.

  257. EML says:

    257 – more class warfare idiocy from a libtard.

  258. SoHope says:

    When my mom lost her job at the textile mill to Mexico did that happen b/c of the Mexicans having better government?

  259. middle of the roader says:

    Re:”They should have played the music they play at the Academy Awards when the actors go on too long.Comment by Bitterlaw — August 30, 2012 @ 10:16 pm”

    Post of the night

  260. SoHope says:

    Time for Mitt…STFU troll

  261. todd says:

    Liberalism allows you to own nothing, not even your own success.

  262. explosiveliberal says:

    260 There are 100’s of barriers to success that the poor face, Government is very low on the list.

  263. EML says:

    Obama has had 4 years to fix things. He has just made everything worse. Obama’s a nice guy but a terrible president.

  264. Brandon says:

    There’s no way the networks cut away at 11, right?

  265. Marv says:

    Great entrance, the best in American political history.

  266. sickofdems says:

    Explosive libtard is an ass.

  267. explosiveliberal says:

    268 I own lots of things?? Your talking like its 1960.

  268. Mr.Vito says:

    Oh noes… without my gubmint, what would I do?

  269. Marv says:


    Ryan went beyond 11 last night and they stuck with him.

  270. explosiveliberal says:

    Owe MItt……..

  271. EML says:

    Libtard must see the handwriting on the wall. King Barack is done.

  272. Marv says:

    Mitt is off to a very strong start.

  273. Dylan says:

    It’s only 11 on the east coast where all the states are locked in anyways. Swing states get the speech earlier.

  274. Bitterlaw says:

    Mr. Vito – Government isn’t all bad. Many of your ancestors died in the mill fires:

  275. explosiveliberal says:

    No one is watching, its 11pm in Ohio and Virginia, the only states that matter.

  276. W.PA Observer says:

    Take your time Mitt, they won’t cut you off. If they do, they look like foolish partisan hacks.

  277. BayernFan says:

    crowd should quit that stupid usa chant

  278. Pitchaboy says:

    Rubio was dynamite. Clint was weird but in a nutty way managed to belittle Obama. I guess Matthews is shouting racism.

  279. Marv says:

    #281 Bitterlaw,

    That looks like my college dorm room.

  280. explosiveliberal says:

    Romney will get a bounce. Good thing no one is throwing peanuts at him.

  281. Brandon says:

    They’re trying to drown out the Code Pink protestors that had gotten in.

  282. GeauxLSU says:

    It doesn’t matter how you feel about President Obama, this election is not about his future. It is about your’s”. Marco!

  283. Marv says:

    Very pleased so far. Mitt is doing very well.

  284. Marv says:


    The peanuts story was made up.

  285. Bitterlaw says:

    Marv – I saw the movie about your college days.

  286. Mr.Vito says:

    “Mr. Vito – Government isn’t all bad. Many of your ancestors died in the mill fires”

    We all make sacrifices for freedom.

  287. todd says:

    Politifact: it was not the living room. It was the den. False

  288. BayernFan says:

    288…. oh ok then

  289. explosiveliberal says:

    291. Really???? Why were they kicked out?

  290. Bitterlaw says:

    The peanuts story was made up.

    Comment by Marv

    What? Charlie Brown DID have a dog named Snoopy who fought the Red Baron. He did, damn it. He did!

  291. Marv says:

    “When the world needs someone to do the really big stuff, they need an American.”

    Mitt Romney
    30 Aug 12

  292. todd says:

    Joel Pollak ?@joelpollak

    Make no mistake: those Code Pinkos likely gain access to the #RNC from MSM outlets who give them spare media passes. Should be investigated.

  293. Bitterlaw says:


  294. explosiveliberal says:

    This is all biography. Will there be policy?

  295. GeauxLSU says:

    Got a little nervous when he was talking about Neil Armstrong’s spirit. Thought he was going to try to baptize him. It’s a joke…. Lighten up.

  296. explosiveliberal says:

    This speech is clearly aimed at women and hispanics, without question.

  297. yodatroll says:

    Romney’s story is rags to riches, not so much.

  298. Marv says:


    Mitt will tell you what his policies are during his Inauguration speech

  299. Wobbles says:

    Not a good sPeech

  300. Marv says:

    This speech is going very well.

  301. Scooter Boy says:

    This is a killer speech especially aimed at women so far.

  302. BayernFan says:

    Chicks dig the Mitt

  303. yodatroll says:

    After he is president, his secret plan to help the economy, clear it will become.

  304. Bitterlaw says:

    Robbie is getting pissed. He has to wait for the speech to end before he posts that it sucked.

  305. Sean says:

    Very good speech. Mitt Romney needed to connect with America, and he’s doing that.

  306. explosiveliberal says:

    Faith, Family, Hardwork, Women, Immigrants love this country, Faith, community, business, Family, children, wife, kindness, faith, women, kids……..

    When will there be a single policy idea???? He’s running for president after all.

  307. MFG says:


  308. INDIA PAPA 727 says:

    301.This is all biography. Will there be policy?

    Comment by flatulent liberal

    The policy will be to rescind the last 4 years of socialism excreted by your messiah.

  309. Sean says:

    If you felt that way about voting for Obama, shouldn’t you feel that way as President Obama. You know there’s something wrong when the best thing you felt about President Obama was voting for Obama.

  310. INDIA PAPA 727 says:

    When will there be a single policy idea???? He’s running for president after all.~~flatulent liberal

    see post 315

  311. SoHope says:

    Will it work in here:

  312. explosiveliberal says:

    This is more bizarre than Clint’s speach. its just weird.

  313. MD says:

    Great speech so far. Absolutely the right tone.

  314. Marv says:


    Tone is perfect, so far.

  315. EML says:

    In America we celebrate success

  316. INDIA PAPA 727 says:

    flatulent liberal===EPH ????

  317. Bitterlaw says:

    The act is wearing thin, explosiveliberal. If you are a parody, you suck at it. If you are real, you are just sad.

  318. MD says:

    “We don’t apologize for success”


    Notice the use of “we” over and over again? They probably revised the speech after reading my advice from earlier today.

  319. MD says:

    This is what you call a “vision” speech, right Robbie?

  320. explosiveliberal says:

    Setting up the straw man Obama

  321. INDIA PAPA 727 says:

    Chrissy matthews must be pinching a hole in his depends right about now.

  322. MD says:

    “us”. Notice that the lack of “I” and me”? McCain’s speech was loaded with them.

  323. Marv says:

    “Now is the time to restore the promise of America.”

  324. explosiveliberal says:

    Sums it up well:

    This doesn’t strike me as a good speech. It seems disjointed to me, not really building in a clear direction. The protestor(s?)(still trying to get a good read on what happened there) sort of threw off the cadence at the outset. It just doesn’t feel like it’s going anywhere.

  325. Bitterlaw says:

    I was worried about you after CLint spoke, MD.

  326. Marv says:

    What’s the DNFTT rule number?

  327. Bitterlaw says:

    Romney should invite a protestor on stage and give him 30 seconds to make an ass of himself.

  328. Todd King says:

    Not a bad speech but not a Reaganesque blowout either.

  329. MD says:

    Clint is Clint. Make light of it. No worries. This is a very good speech. Will it turn the election on it’s own? Probably not but it sure won’t hurt him. Yes, the predictable stories will come out from the msm about how Romney lied. Blah, blah, blah….heard it all before.

    School choice!!! Obama was for it before he was against it. Fair trade – good.

  330. INDIA PAPA 727 says:

    Oh crap! replacing it with what???


  331. this speech is pretty damn good, hope the ratings are good. I see our trolls are flipping out. love it.

  332. Todd King says:

    336. Exactly. A solid speech, not going to hurt Romney, but not going to shift the electoral outcome on its own. Much better and more sincere, and less amateur, than Paul Ryan’s performance last night.

  333. Bitterlaw says:

    I do not know how many people are watching this. I’m sure that not enough are. The debates are the key.

  334. GeauxLSU says:

    This is a great speech!!

  335. I agree Bitter. Ive always said the debates will be where this election is won.

  336. explosiveliberal says:

    GOP at its worst, no respect for science.

  337. EML says:

    Oh wow. President Obama promised to stop the rise of the oceans and to heal the planet. I promise to help you and your family.

  338. explosiveliberal says:

    Mine as well throw in a Intelligent Design or flat earth line too.

  339. MD says:

    Not sure how Obama can defend himself in the debates.

  340. explosiveliberal says:

    I can’t believe Romney went there on Global warming.

  341. Todd King says:

    344. that was the best moment of this speech

  342. MD says:

    Neutralizing the bin laden issue.

  343. @343 stop making a fool of yourself libtard, enjoy your convention next week talking about how we should ignore your guys failure

  344. MD says:

    The Israel card!

    Now Poland!



  345. Bitterlaw says:

    Romney is a master of stabbing Obama in the heart without shouting. He is twisting the knife one concise sentence at a time.

  346. INDIA PAPA 727 says:

    Third string trolldom.

  347. SoHope says:

    he just lost Vladimer Putin’s vote

  348. explosiveliberal says:

    Good defense lines, that will win him some more white male voters

  349. MD says:

    Basically, all of these points will be brought up again in the debates even if the moderators don’t ask?

  350. todd says:

    With liberalism you own nothing, not even your own success.

  351. explosiveliberal says:

    not a snark comment

  352. wa! wa! wa! 4 more years of historic debt and deficits!

    – explosive libtard

  353. explosiveliberal says:

    Todd, no one believes that. Try saying that to a group of sane people, GOP or DEM and they will think your crazy

  354. MD says:

    If you are a conservative, this is a conservative message.

  355. MD says:

    “You didn’t build it”

    Eh, EP?

  356. todd says:

    Tim Alberta ?@HotlineAlberta

    This now a full-spectrum speech, and Romney hitting Obama at every possible turn. Very, very aggressive. #GOP2012

  357. explosiveliberal says:

    You guys do realize Obama gets to have his week next.

  358. MD Mitt needs to talk over the heads of the lib moderators in the debates. take over them like he did in the primary debates. I believe the debates will have better ratings then the conventions.

  359. MD says:

    365 – what can he say that will be positive? Give me one positive message.

  360. Bitterlaw says:

    You can bet your ass that Russia and China are going to do whatever they can to support Obama. I wouldn’t be shocked if they call Iran tonight and say, “Stop making nukes and hold a press conference that says Obama convinced you to do it. If not, we’ll take you out ourselves.”

  361. explosiveliberal says:

    If the government doesn’t create jobs, why is Romney saying he will create jobs if he gets to run the government? #GOP2012
    — @EliLake via TweetDeck

    another good one

  362. @365 yeah, 4 more years of your guy running up debt and deficits. how exciting a message/sarc

  363. Bitterlaw says:

    Awesome! Let’s win this!

  364. MD says:

    Author – I 100% agree. Romney is in enemy territory at the debates. Re-shape the questions and take control.

  365. Proud Obamacon says:

    Whatever, its a typical convention speech. I’ll give him props, it was good. He’ll get the typical bounce and that will all be gone next week when Obama gets his turn.

  366. explosiveliberal says:

    equal pay act, loose nukes bill, Osama Bin ladin, saving GM, Don’t ask don’t tell, Stimulus that saved 8 million jobs, 20 some months of positive job growth, tax cuts for middle class and many more that will resonate with the voters he needs

  367. Todd King says:

    360. What did I say that no one believes? I simply think that Romney gave a good, reasonably effective speech, a 7 out of 10, while Ryan’s speech was considerably weaker. There is room for disagreement on these things, it is subjective, and I’m sure plenty of people agree with me.

  368. Mr.Vito says:

    “365 – what can he say that will be positive? Give me one positive message.”

    Hope and Same?

  369. explosiveliberal says:

    I hope Obama gives his speech at least an hour earlier

  370. phoenixrisen says:

    Best GOP convention I can remember for a while…probably since ’84

  371. @375

    – GM is not saved. their on the way to bankruptcy again

    – UE rate of 8%+ for 40+ months, record debt, and record deficits

    – Stimulus is unpopular

    with clown like you voting, it’s no wonder we get failures in the White House

  372. EML says:

    365 – yep, and every time Obama opens his mouth, he goes down in the polls. Can’t wait.

  373. phoenixrisen says:

    Speeches by Romney and Rubio were flat out awesome

  374. Scooter Boy says:

    I don’t care what these Trolls say this was a great speech, and they know it. He hit everything almost perfect. This will resonate with undecideds

  375. Ice Cream Man says:

    Mr. ROmney has prempted most of what Obumbler can say. This convention has been very well scripted toward his speech. Obama can only say He Lied, But since Obumbler already has proven he and his campaign lies, and lies he has lost any possibke edge he can gain. Romney jumps at least 5 points in the polls.

  376. explosiveliberal says:

    I give his speech a 8/10. The climate change comment was horrible, the worst thing said this week by anyone.

  377. jenny-GOD IS A REPUBLICAN says:

    will obama give his speech before the new unemployment number is released next week?

  378. ill say this, most positive convention i’ve ever seen. it’ll be an interesting contrast to the angry shrill convention that will come next week.

    if we lose this, we’ll know that we should be angry and shrill at our 2016 convention.

  379. Mr.Vito says:

    “This convention has been very well scripted toward his speech.”


  380. climate change! science you fools! what? the economy? let’s not talk about that. um..equal pay!

    – explosive libtard

  381. BayernFan says:

    is that herman cain??????

  382. INDIA PAPA 727 says:

    369.If the government doesn’t create jobs, why is Romney saying he will create jobs if he gets to run the government

    flatulent liberal

    The jobs will be created by allowing the free market to function by getting gubmint out of the way. A novel idea.

  383. MD says:

    I thought the speech was effective. Not the best I have ever heard but it did no harm. More importantly, you can see he has mastered the issues. The debates could be very interesting.

  384. explosiveliberalheads says:


  385. its amazing to me to see clowns like explosive libtard and proud obamacon so excited for 4 more years of what we’ve had the last 4 years. *facepalm* like I said, this November we’ll find out if the IQ of the American People have descended to those of idiots like this.

  386. BayernFan says:

    Solid workmanlike speech. Clint was every one of his 80 years. Marco was OK.

    Mitt will win the debates easily

  387. EML says:

    I’ll say this. I’m not a hyper partisan. This is the first convention, either side, that I’ve ever watched. Obama’s destruction of everything this country stands for has got me amped up to get rid if this loser. Romney/Ryan 2012!

  388. SoHope says:

    Obama’s stimulus saved 8 million jobs?

    So what! I saved 20 million jobs while i was eating breakfast this morning…prove me wrong!

  389. Todd King says:

    I am going to go out on a limb, and predict that there will be virtually zero negativity or criticism, toward Romney, in Obama’s speech, and he will leave that to the Democrats who precede him. I have a feeling he’s going to try to present himself as transcending the negativity of the campaign. Will it be effective? Not sure. Just a guess re: strategy, not a statement of preference for either candidate.

  390. SSQ says:

    Look at all those handsome men on the podium. I am having my first orgasm since 1955! ooh babyyyy

  391. MD says:

    I was so so on Rubio but I think they toned down his speech intentionally.

  392. Mr.Vito says:

    Mitt looks like he is relaxed and having fun running this campaign…

  393. todd says:

    Liberal We are gonna take out country back from the death grip of the Obamanation sitting in our White House.

  394. SoHope says:

    exploding libaturd believes in the caste system for 95% of Americans.

    He said so himself

  395. Bitterlaw says:

    Those of you who bet the under on the 11:17 “It sucked” post from Robbie lost. Ok, Robbie. Just say it.

  396. phoenixrisen says:

    #399 ROFL!!!!

  397. todd says:

    Obama’s entire campaign is negative. His speech will be negative because he can not run on his failed record.

  398. Proud Obamacon says:

    What you idiots fail to realize is that the stimulus prevented 25% unemployment and a stock market crash to $4000. Yes, the stimulus prevented that.

    And many Republicans knew that which is why they voted for it including your boy Paul Ryan! dumbasses lol

  399. explosiveliberal says:

    Ok goodnight everyone. I hope I spiced it up a bit. No hard feelings.

  400. W.PA Observer says:

    I would badly like to go drink for drink with John Boehner.

  401. Scooter Boy says:

    I said after the Christie speech when people were dissapointed he didn’t go after Obama that I thought Romney wanted a Positive convention. He did this tactily, because he knows the Dems Convention is going to be negative and that will turn off Independents. Some may not agree with this but I also thinks it shows that Romney thinks he is winning this race. No need to go negative if your winning. I think their internals are showing more movement towards Romney than we are seeing at this point. My opinion.

  402. Todd King says:

    407. I don’t think he will emphasize his record, but attempt to renew his role as a visionary for the country’s future. That’s how he won people over the first time around.

  403. Ice Cream Man says:

    This was an important statement. The speech was “Workmanlike” It was intended to because we need a president who works hard and talks plainly not a president who Orates, plays golf and compalins it is not his fault! The Buck stops at the Leader no onbe else.

  404. Todd King says:

    Yep 413., I think “workmanlike” is a perfect characterization, and it will resonate with some voters but not create a huge electoral shift or a blowout.

  405. jan says:

    The Liberals on MSDNC have spent the last 15 mintues going after an 82 year old man.

  406. I WILL NOT be watching the DNC. I bit my tongue and watched the 04 & 08 DNC. not this year. My hatred of the Dem party has risen too many highs now. Only idiots will back Obama in Nov. I just hope idiots aren’t the majority.

  407. SoHope says:

    My only critique was that they didn’ utilize the debt clock as a visual or the 16T milestone.

  408. Bitterlaw says:

    I will watch some of the DNC convention. You have to know your enemy. I want to listen to Elizabeth Warren, Biden and Obama.

  409. SoHope says:

    i will probably protest atleast one night of the DNC here in Charlotte.

  410. Corey says:

    Where was Journey?

  411. W.PA Observer says:

    415- because they dare not say a thing against Marco Rubio or Romney’s speech. They both were too solid- without question. I think people are shocked at how good Romney was– Rubio was excellent, but he’s in his element there– an orator in any time period, has the sense of timing to ad-lib from his prepared text and not miss a beat. Romney rose to the challenge- which seems to be a pattern with him, when the chips are down, he gets results. That’s a great sign for a president.

  412. Proud Obamacon says:


    Yup 70million “idiots” voted for Obama.. but you’re the wise one all of the sudden? What an arrogant ass you are.

    We should all strive to be as smart and wise as AuthorMendez *whatevah*

  413. Mr.Vito says:

    Charlie Cook:

    “…Mitt Romney’s speech tonight is enormously important—arguably more so than the debates or anything else that is likely to happen between now and Nov. 6.”

  414. jan says:

    I can’t watch the DNC either. My blood pressure listening to all the hate and the vileness would send it trough the roof..

  415. Corey says:

    Ok, I think this was another great night and a great convention all in all! It’s still going to be a very close election. Next week is going to suck for us to endure, but we will. I think the media is going to try to set unrealistic “bounce” expectations for Republicans.

    Very proud of Mitt Romney tonight, and even if I never get the opportunity to again, I am very glad that he is a person I got to see speak in person and shake hands with.

    He is the person that must be President and help restore this great country, and I am the person who (twice) recommended him to you first!

  416. No Tribe says:

    It hasn’t hit $16M, maybe that will happen during the DNC, probably during Obama patronage to BoA.

  417. INDIA PAPA 727 says:

    Yup 70million “idiots” voted for Obama..

    Comment by Proud Obamacon

    You will have another chance to repeat your mistake.

  418. yodatroll says:

    Romney up 5 points on Rasmussen, tomorrow he will be.

  419. No Tribe says:

    That’s trillion.

    On Eastwood, I wonder how that went over with the Sr Citizens. They happen to be the target I guess. That’s gonna be an interesting back story. Amazing how many last many changes they had to go through to do the convention, who was in charge?

  420. Corey says:

    Biggest overall relief of the whole week is that the hurricane situation did not ruin any of this or distract in any great way.

    Three days turned out to be just fine (probably the standard for all conventions going forward) and all the attention and optics that we needed out there were able to be presented.

    The debates will still be more important and the truly undecided voters still won’t decide until the final days.

  421. Corey says:

    People are either going to love the Clint Eastwood segment or hate it. But it’s probably the same people that are feeling love or hate for Mitt Romney anyway.

    I thought Marco Rubio was spectacular, although he did flub a big line at the end of the speech.

  422. Bitterlaw says:

    I will report on the DNC for HHR. I’m tough. I can take it.

  423. brucefdb says:

    Top drawer, Mitt is Mitt, we know he has one goal… us from tyranny.
    A bit awkward early on, but he is kind of a Ronaldus anyway, more techno than espritu. Kind of like more St Thomas than St Augustine. This man cares and he will be totally dedicated to restoring our country. As someone who full throatedly opposed him in the primaries I believe he deserves everyones total support in the GE.

    Let’s end this putrid self worshipping cult of the current elitist administration and banish it from America.

    Oh, and Go Trojans!

  424. INDIA PAPA 727 says:

    431.People are either going to love the Clint Eastwood segment or hate it. But it’s probably the same people that are feeling love or hate for Mitt Romney anyway.

    Comment by Corey

    If the MSM goes after clint, the grey panthers will take a dim view of that.

  425. Corey says:

    The protestors were absolutely there during several parts of the speech. They weren’t really shown though on tv as far as I saw. Good that there was no great disruption.

    The media absolutely lets them in to disrupt and create a story.

  426. todd says:

    Dana Loesch ?@DLoesch

    Security at #RNC2012 said that Code Pink used media passes to get in and embarrass themselves by interrupting Romney speech. #BreitbartRNC

  427. Proud Obamacon says:

    This “mistake” as you call it saved capitalism. But of course you will not admit that.

  428. Bitterlaw says:

    Corey – I thought Clint was awful and I am very proud to support Romney.

  429. Corey says:

    Clint got in some good digs. The whole thing is definitely going to turn off a lot of people, but a lot of others who like to worship celebrity may stop and think a bit.

  430. brucefdb says:

    Bitter….my wife can do that too…if I did it I would die from a heart attack. God bless, I await your report, even though delivered from a horned mammal point of view. I also appreciate you will stick it out in Philly, kind of feel the same about South Viet Nam, oops Southern Cal.

  431. jason says:

    Obama promised to stop the rising oceans and heal the planet.

    I promise to help your family.

    Best zinger of the convention and a defining theme.

  432. Scooter Boy says:

    All Mitt needed tonight was to persuade people that he was a plausible alternative. I don’t think anyone could objectively look at this speech and not say that Mitt didn’t succeed at that. I think if he does well at the debates and barring some unforseen development, he wins.

  433. No Tribe says:

    Eastwood had his moments, like this:
    Of Obama, he said tonight, “When somebody doesn’t do the job, you’ve got to let them go,” before making a throat-slashing gesture.

    They just need to be packaged out from the but ah well.

  434. brucefdb says:

    Big mistake by Rubio at the end. But we have a luxury of riches with both Rubio and Ryan in our party.

  435. jason says:

    Clint is an actor. I thought he was fine. I didn’t like the Afghanistan comment but the rest was great.

  436. Corey says:

    Chris Matthews interpreted the line about the oceans and planets as a sign that Romney is anti-environment.

    It wasnt about that at all. It was a jab at Obama’s pomposity.

    The line about how when big things needs to be done, “you need an American”, I assume he is going to characterize as a birther dog whistle.

  437. Bitterlaw says:

    Bruce- As an Irish Catholic, I’m not happy unless I suffer.

  438. brucefdb says:

    I imagine others have already noted that we not only have the greatest R, Ronald Reagan…..but now we have R cubed….Romney, Ryan and Rubio!!!

  439. jason says:

    The fact the trolls like Proud Obama Con are here shows you the Dems are very worried.

  440. Corey says:

    Rubio did make a mistake, switching up “government” and “freedom” but other than that, I thought it was very eloquent, and what should be considered on the level of Cuomo in ’84 and Obama in ’04.

    I think Chris Christie was more than good, but I would have given Rubio that slot.

  441. Mr.Vito says:

    I am not sold on the importance of the debates this time… Mitt needed to connect with people, and I always thought he would do so in prime time… I think people already view him as competent– certainly more so than Barry.

  442. Corey says:

    The debates will be watched by at least 50 percent more people than saw the speech tonight.

  443. brucefdb says:

    Bitt…., I started attending Mass in 2005 and was baptized last year. Long story, never a Christian before that. But never an atheist either. Let’s win this, brother.

  444. Bitterlaw says:

    You people need to look at life from the Irish Catholic perspective- no matter how good or bad things are, it will probably get worse. Even if Romney wins, you’re one bad biopsy away from disaster.

  445. Scooter Boy says:

    Mathews has gone off the deep end. I think he’s hearing from his Dem friends that Obama’s in trouble.

  446. Mr.Vito says:

    50 percent more people declaring their favorite won the debate? yay… like all those “undecideds” in 2008 that were drooling all over Obama’s shoes?

  447. INDIA PAPA 727 says:

    This “mistake” as you call it saved capitalism. But of course you will not admit that.

    Comment by Proud Obamacon

    Yeah right, a socialist saving capitalism. I seldom admit to anything reeking of leftist horse pucky.

  448. John says:

    Immediate thoughts about tonight…
    1) Mitt Romney’s speech accomplished what he had to do. People will remember the ‘human side’ of Mitt tonight more than anything else.
    2) Clint Eastwood does not like Barack Obama – probably can’t stand him if truth were told.
    3) Marco Rubio kinda seemed too much into himself and used the opportunity to position himself for a run in 2016.
    4) Perhaps more importantly I came away from tonight and especially from Romney’s speech that Obama is a real bad president.
    I mean real bad as in he might have a contagious disease bad and we’re all gonna be infected in he is reelected.

  449. Sir Albert says:

    Mitt did a great job. I live with 5 Democrats(3 women, 2 men) and they all sat glued to the set. All of them were looking for a reason to let ooo go and they all came to the conclusion that this time, at least, they will vote R. I was floored. Still am. I’ve tried to persuade them all at one time or another unsuccessfully. Go figure.

  450. Mr.Vito says:

    …which I must add, from a sock’s perspective, is just… gross.

  451. Bitterlaw says:

    Britt – welcome to the faith. I respect believers and non-believers alike. I figure I’m probably going to Hell anyway but MD, jason and I already have a down payment on condo near a lake of fire.

  452. jason says:

    The theme that Obama is a failure is going to take root.

    And people don’t like to vote for losers.

  453. Corey says:

    Eastwood must be a reader here with all his GFY references, right?

  454. jason says:

    461. Good. I was worried because last night SusyQue thought she could save you.

  455. Scooter Boy says:

    Obama administration threatens legal action against navy seal book.

  456. todd says:

    CNN had a fake panel of undecided voters 2 of them were black. Does CNN think we are stupid?

  457. dblaikie says:

    After a couple nights of reflection I agree with Bitterlaw — MSNBC is an arm of the Obama campaign and there shouldn’t be any problem with that. I accept them for who they are — a bunch of kool-aid drinking liberals. Once you do that MSNBC becomes one of best comedy channels in television history. How refreshing to have my anger turn to laughter!

  458. Scooter Boy says:

    459. Hopefully there were many more households around the country like yours tonight.

  459. Mr.Vito says:

    You know… true story… I was sitting at the car repair shop, when a nice old man sat down and started talking to me… started talking about his nephew, in special forces… said he had just gotten home… also started telling me about what really happened when Osama Bin Laden was taken down.

    Didn’t think much of it until now… an old man was talking, so I listened intently to an awesome story.

  460. brucefdb says:

    Sir, I hope what you say is true…from an anecdotal perspective I have experienced the same. In some ways, Mitt, is less threatening with his faith, than an evangelical (no offense to evangelicals). And with Obama’s assault against Catholics, we have believers like myself, locked up. With his assault agains success…a great new theme opened tonight, we have a huge majority. I would say RIP Obama, but i will have to confess I have nothing sympathetic to say about that monster.

  461. GeauxLSU says:

    Yup 70million “idiots” voted for Obama..

    Comment by Proud Obamacon

    I finally agree with Obamacon about something.

  462. Michael 1 says:

    The convention was superb!
    Ann R. – out of sight!
    P. Ryan – the Mayberry Goober who’ll
    clean Biden’s clock!
    Mittster – Telling Putin AND Obama
    to take a hike – GREAT!
    Clint E.- Yes, we all will Make My Day!

  463. Sir Albert says:

    Just wow

  464. Scooter Boy says:

    I think we could have done without Clint, but people won’t be thinking about Clint when they go into that voting booth.

  465. Proud Obamacon says:

    sir A is a liar. He doesn’t live with 5 Democrats.

    And even if he was telling the truth, I will guarandamntee that all 5 Democrats will be back in our corner after the President gives his convention speech next week.

  466. brucefdb says:

    461…right, it’s truth that matters, either you seek it in all humility or you don’t.

  467. INDIA PAPA 727 says:

    There will be a sympathy vote from the grey panthers for clint. The more the talking heads criticize him, the more they will resent them for picking on an old man.

  468. INDIA PAPA 727 says:

    And even if he was telling the truth, I will guarandamntee that all 5 Democrats will be back in our corner after the President gives his convention speech next week.

    Comment by Proud Obamacon

    If you can get his skinny butt off the golf course.

  469. Scooter Boy says:

    I think the most important thing that resulted from Romneys acceptance speech tonight won’t start happening until tomorrow. LET THE MOTHER OF ALL ADD BLITZES BEGIN.

  470. janz says:

    The clint Eastwood speech revisited….

    It was an old man’s delivery, but overstatedly so for effect. It was a cutting delivery and for that reason delivered in low key. But for all of Clint Eastwood’s rhetorical cleverness at the Republican Convention, the speech derived its effectiveness precisely because it wasn’t one of those “I take this platform tonight with pen in hand, bearing in mind the immortal words of Clancy M. Duckworth” type orations. It wasn’t the speech of someone who was running for office.

  471. todd says:

    Yes Romney can now spend his election money.

  472. Corey says:

    At least Eastwood did not refer to Obama as “boy” in their fake conversation and at least he didn’t say anything about birth certificates.

    It was pretty weird. I’ll have to watch the whole thing again sometime (and I would love to know the whole story behind all of this and who had this idea and what they told him to do) but he did sort of make it fair game to make Obama a figure of ridicule, which is something the media (and the usual comedians) will never do.

  473. Scooter Boy says:

    You know when Michael Moore is already sensing defeat things aren’t looking good for the President.

  474. jason says:

    I sent him another $100 to help out.

  475. jason says:

    The problem for Obama is that he has been completely pre-empted.

    His “forward” slogan is now neutralized.

    Forward from what exactly?

  476. Corey says:

    Oh, they are still going to throw so much crap out there next week, it will be astounding.

    I do think it may very well be the case when all the speakers are just unrelentingly on the attack and then Obama will give a lofty speech trying to be above it, and the memo will be how much more positive he was than Romney.

    Four years ago, Obama’s speech, and especially his tone was very angry in his speech, and people were remarking on that at the time, contrasting it to his 2004 speech. The Sarah Palin pick got everyone to stop talking about the Obama speech (almost wonder if the White House has something planned for tomorrow morning).. and then the next week, in his speech, John McCain barely mentioned Obama at all.

  477. janz says:

    #482 Corey

    Eastwood went where no one else could go — giving a rather gritty, cynical appraisal of the president.The speech fits in with the memorable characters he has played throughout many years of acting.

  478. Corey says:

    At least Saturday Night Live has its cold open sketch for their season premiere with Eastwood.

  479. Corey says:

    Supposedly, Clint had five minutes of a scripted bit to do and he ad libbed for an additional 7 minutes.

    People will definitely be watching the whole thing on YouTube for the next few days, who were not otherwise watching the convention.

    Maybe it will cause people to look at Obama and think a bit.

  480. jason says:

    Obama down to 55 in Intrade.

  481. jason says:

    MSNBC is make a big deal about the fact Romney got no applause when he said he would give people in need a helping hand. Somehow it means the delegates hate poor people.


  482. jason says:

    Best Rubio line:

    “These are the ideas that people come to America to get away from.”

  483. Corey says:

    The craziest reaction I’ve seen to anything that happened at the convention was what happened Monday afternoon, when the delegate from Puerto Rico, who had an accent, was calling for the Rules to be approved.

    People think the crowd was booing her and chanting USA because she sounded foreign. This has been all over the internet as a “look at how bad Republicans are” thing.

    No, that was the moment when they were chanting USA to drown out the Ron Paul people who were freaking out over the Rules Amendment. None of it had anything to do with with the lady from Puerto Rico.

  484. Mr.Vito says:

    You republicans are evil… I read it on that thing Al Gore invented.

  485. Corey says:

    Journey is playing at an event in Tampa tonight.

    Why couldn’t they have been the musical wrap up act after the balloon drop?

    Getting BeBe Winans was sort of impressive though.

  486. jason says:

    Best Clint lines:

    We all know Biden is the intellect of the Democratic party.

    We own this country. Its not politicians owning it. Politicians are employees of ours.

    When somebody does not do the job you gotta let’em go.

    Make my day.

  487. Proud Obamacon says:

    Obama has been pre-empted?? LOL you wish!

    Now that this clunker of a convention is over, Obama has the stage all to himself next week. Watch out!! 350 EVs here we come!!!

  488. Sir Albert says:

    No, seriously. I won’t lie. It’s shocking that these D’s I’ve battled with over and over again over dinner or at the shop seem resolved to move on from Obama and Romney’s even-tempered speech seemed to do the trick. Who woulda thunk it?

  489. Proud Obamacon says:

    Nothing was accomplished during the convention. You guys boo’d the poor Puerto Rican lady, Clint made you all out to look like buffoons, Paul Ryan lied over and over… LOL what a disaster.

    And next week, we will put you all out of your misery… looosahs!!!

  490. Corey says:


    67 Days until victory!

  491. Sir Albert says:

    One of them, a gal who has been out of work for a year, said he came across as fatherly and caring.

  492. Mr.Vito says:

    Sir A… you on the level? Don’t be pullin my sock, now.

  493. Sir Albert says:

    What a convention! The GOP and RR laid it down like a laser beam in a sci-fi dream.

  494. Proud Obamacon says:

    Whatever you say, sir A. You are full of it and you know it.

    So someone would switch parties just to vote for someone who is fatherly? LOL you are a tool. Just admit you lied.

  495. Sir Albert says:

    No, not because he was fatherly. It just was the point in his speech when she stopped cutting coupons on the living room floor and started paying attention. She isn’t political at all. Truth is, I twisted their arms to watch the darn thing in the first place.

  496. Annie says:

    I think Piers Morgan was going off the CNN script, because he kept saying he enjoyed Mitt’s speech. His co-hosts silently sneered at him.

    The MSM, even Foxnews, kept having little talks among themselves and with guests, rather than show the convention’s earlier speakers, such as the people touched by Romney in their personal lives, his business associates, the Massachusetts political figures who knew him as governor, and the Olympians – So, when these features were mentioned, no one who didn’t watch C-SPAN could know what they were talking about. Hence, when the CNN crowd after Mitt’s speech complained that he didn’t talk enough about his personal self – well, it’s their own fault that they didn’t show the speakers who laid that out.

    I was also peeved at those arrogant CNN pundits who kept dissing Clint Eastwood, such as Wolf Blitzer and albino-boy Anderson Cooper. They went so far as to call him an “embarrassment.” My God, Eastwood is 82 years old, and I thought he was great – empty “Obama” chair and all. Gloria Borger kept saying how Eastwood was a big “mistake” that would turn off women, and that she wasn’t impressed with Mitt’s speech. Those people do not live in the real world, obviously. No wonder their ratings are in the toilet.

    I didn’t even bother to check in at the after-speech commentary over at MSNBC – I had my two minute fill of them yesterday after they harped on Ryan’s “lies” during his speech last night. Their “fact checkers” have since been proven wrong, but they will not admit it. Not worth my time – only committed liberal nut-jobs watch them anyway. Speaking of which, I have a second cousin-in-law on Facebook who is a huge Obama supporter who keeps posting all the Democrats’ talking points, and she was quick to post the “lies” of Ryan… I guess the Dems sent those out quick as a wink to everyone on their e-mail list. I thought about un-friending her, but at least this way, I get some insight into the inner-workings of the deranged liberal mind.

  497. No Tribe says:

    I was impressed by Romney tonight, surprisingly. I think he sealed the deal. No friggin way will I vote for Obama again, but Romney seems like palatable for a Republican. I think the serious conservatives are gonna hate that he governs from the middle.

  498. brucefdb says:

    498…jason…not bad…but I would add:
    Biden is a smile with a body behind it.

  499. Sir Albert says:

    Good night, peeps.

  500. No Tribe says:

    As long as he keeps the capital gains tax at 20% or hell, even lowers it to 15% that’s good enough.

  501. jason says:

    Obama Con is nervous as hell…..

  502. Annie says:

    No Tribe – I voted for Reagan in 1980. Reagan was down by double-digits to Carter right up until a week before November, but went on to win big. I remember all too-well the stagflation, and the way people felt about the direction the country was headed in those days. I remember how hard it was for people, especially 20-somethings to find a job in 1980. This election year is so very like that time. And, although there will never be another Ronald Reagan – Romney, at this time and place…this period of national doldrums, reminds me of the election of Reagan.

  503. Proud Obamacon says:

    me nervous? LOL, Jason sounds like you are nervous with all your assinine posts claiming this convention was a success. Whatever! Youre a republican, so you liked what you saw. Fair enough.

    I’m liberal and I’m biased too. However I will admit I was nervous going into the convention, but now I’m thrilled. thrilled that you guys blew it, as I knew you would. You think Romney won any indies? He lost them!

    Denying global warming?
    Clint making a throat slashing gesture toward Obama?
    Ryan’s lies?

    All good red meat for your base, yup. But you lost the middle.

    Next week, it will be all ovah!

  504. Annie says:

    Is this “Proud Obamacon” for real??? Sounds like a dope, someone out-of-touch with what exactly is going on in this country. These are serious times, and we can no longer suffer fools like this. The debates will be the interesting turning point. And Obama will have the benefit of liberal venues and “moderators.” I expect Obama to regurgitate prepared mini-speeches throughout the “debates.” Best one should be a format where Obama actually has to think on his feet – he’s always been pretty foot-in-mouth when off teleprompter.

  505. Proud Obamacon says:

    Gee Annie, you always call people you disagree with “dopes”? You are real tough hiding behind a computer.

    You’re right. These are serious times. President Obama has prevented unemployment from hitting 25% and a stock market crash to $4000. Yes the stimulus prevented that. Since the ship has been righted, millions of jobs have been created and the stock market is up 70%. Sounds like we are well on our way to recovery..

    So we can go back to the same policies that caused this mess. Or we can continue this growth that we’ve seen since his inherited recession was turned around.

  506. new says:

    Worst Recovery Since the Great Depression – Forward

  507. Annie says:

    P.O. – Your Democrat talking points are old, stale, and just wrong. The “policies that caused this mess” are the ones the Dems put in place when they insisted on giving Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac free reign. Keynesian economics never, ever work – and Obama has done the exact opposite of what he should have done, from day one of his administration, to have a genuine recovery in this country. Only free market economics (yes, capitalism) will grow our economy. It basic ECON 101. Look into it. Right now, I think I’d rather support the Harvard MBA who graduated at the top of his class over the lawyer who has surrendered his law license (and whose college grades and thesis work we have yet to see). And you’re right – I don’t need to call you names – It’s pretty obvious to anyone reading your posts just how limited your thinking is –

  508. Annie says:

    “It is basic ECON 101” – It is late, and I’m half-asleep…going to bed. Good night.

  509. jenny's BLUE POLLS says:

    “Comment by Proud Obamacon — August 31, 2012 @ 1:40 am”

    Even I think your a lying douchebag. Tee hee!

  510. Proud Obamacon says:

    Sorry Annie, but you’re the one who’s regurgitating talking points. The Republicans were perfectly fine with Fannie and Freddie as well.

    I’m all for free market economics. However once the financial crisis hit, the free market system would have resulted in 25% unemployment and mass chaos. And its not just me who thinks that, your hero Paul Ryan agrees and said so with his vote.

  511. Annie says:

    Going to sleep, but one more thing for the night: I take it back – P.O., You are a dope.

  512. jenny's BLUE POLLS! says:


    Prove it you lying asswipe.

  513. Proud Obamacon says:

    OK Annie, then you must think Paul Ryan is a dope too because he also agreed that TARP and the bailouts were needed to save the free market system.

    Of course now that the system is saved, he can bash Obama all he wants, but the fact remains that he supported Obama on TARP and the bailouts and he was right to do so.

  514. No Tribe says:

    Here’s how CNN will play Eastwood:

    I think watching the speech a second time, its absolute genius. Yea, he’s old, but he delivers the knife right on time.

  515. jenny's BLUE POLLS! says:

    Hey Obamacon, maybe your inflatable Obama doll will let you be the woman tonight!

  516. No Tribe says:

    Obamacon, I have not doubt there are people like yourself that believe. There are 48% of the people that will vote for him. But you are not the target, and so don’t confuse your absolute position with the outcome.

    I happened to vote for Obama in 2008, but I will not again. He’s just not that into being President like what we need right now. He’s not serious about it. I want someone there that is going to think about playing golf, and then remind themselves that they just need to work and work and work to fix what’s wrong, and golf can come when they retire.

    Plus, he just lied with too many things. Dissing the mandate, then making it his centerpiece. Pulling out of Iraq and going straight into Afghanistan. Claiming that raising the taxes on the rich will solve the problem (not even close).

    Joe Trippi said something that I thought was brilliant in his explanation of how the US chooses its presidents. That basically, when we are unsatisfied with the President, either after 4 or 8 years, we swing to one that is everything opposite what the last one was. Look at Reagan to Carter, Clinton to Bush, Bush to Gore, Obama to Bush, Romney to Obama, in that light and its easy to see the direction this is going.

    We need a fix it guy. Romney is gonna frame himself as that over and over. At least I think he will. he should anyway to win.

  517. Proud Obamacon says:

    I have news for you Tribe. All presidents play golf!!! All presidents go on vacation!!!

    As for the mandate, he was against it and had to include it as part of Obamacare during negotiations. You know .. give and take – work together to get things done. Nothing wrong with that.

    As for Iraq and Afghanistan, he always said while campaigning in 07/08 that he would pull out of Iraq and concentrate more on Afghanistan. That is exactly what he did so not sure what your issue is there.

    And for raising taxes on the rich, he does think that it will help bring down the deficit. However if you’ll recall, he actually signed an extension of the Bush tax cuts.

    So you have no idea what you’re talking about. I highly doubt that you were an Obama voter in 2008.

  518. No Tribe says:

    Annie, this GOP convention reminds me of the one in ’88, with the takedown of Dukakis. I recall the media thinking aloud in their commentary how it didn’t work at all, but it proved to be the turning point.

    It will be interesting to see how the DNC responds. Biden ought to bring out a chair with him and make some cracks. He’s crazy enough to do it.

  519. Proud Obamacon says:

    That’s actually a great idea. Joe should bring out two chair actually to illustrate all the flip flops! LOL

    Now Romney is a climate change denier — oh it just keeps getting better!

  520. No Tribe says:

    Yea, I don’t think Romney is going to be on the links. I think he’s a workaholic and we won’t have much drama at all. Just down to business.

    On the mandate. Yea, there is something wrong with using your poll-tested slams to win, and then turning around and adopting the very same point as the centerpiece of the policy. Luckily, SCOTUS said such a mandate was unconstitutional, and is just a tax.

    He said he’d put two platoons in, that’s all. He put over 80,000 in instead. Afghanistan is the biggest waste of money. $2 Billion a day. I mean, wtf.

    I am not sure what he will do with the capital gains tax. I know he has said he wanted to raise it to 30% at one time, then 25%, but he won’t be there so no reason to try and figure it out.

    Yea, unfortunately, you’re wrong, and I did vote for him. It’s not my worst vote ever, well, actually, it probably is.

  521. No Tribe says:

    It’s not like there was much of a choice though. What, vote for a guy who chooses milf crazy train as his vp? She’s hot and all, but no way. 2008 was the worst choice. The Green’s had a lunatic from Atlanta, the Libertarians had some flip flop former GOP rep, and the only one that made sense was the TM guy. Jesse Ventura voted for him. I like both the Green and Libertarian choices this time. But I dunno, may even vote for Mitt.

  522. No Tribe says:

    But, I would have voted for McCain in 2000, even contributed to his campaign. Do you know how close he came to joining up with John Kerry in 2004 in the spring? I do, very close.

  523. Proud Obamacon says:


    You are so dishonest, it hurts. Here’s a little known fact. In the last 30 months under Obama, the economy had add 4.3 million private sector jobs. In the same time period, the S&P is up 70%.

    And to make things more fun, public sectory employment is down during this time period. Government has shrunk.

    Of course, you don’t care about any of these facts. You just want Obama out. You know Romney has no chance but invent this angle of being a disenchanted Obama voter. You are full of chit and you know it.

  524. Tim says:

    What was Clint Eastwood doing on that stage, last night? Geez…..

  525. Tim says:

    You have to be kidding me. That speech was bizarre, and rambling.

  526. Tim says:

    Say what? Okay, I suppose I’ve read enough of last night’s posts about Eastwood.

  527. Pitchaboy says:

    At first blush Clint’s speech was startling. But after having slept over it, I believe it is powerful. The small chair represents a boy President, petulant, in way over his head. The emptiness of the chair sums it up: an absentee President. Powerful but a bit too abstract.

  528. Will says:



  529. Hunter says:


    Please don’t be condescending and ask for people to be honest when you are not…

    How many jobs have been created since Obama took office?…And not in the last 30 months…

    And the size of the federal government under Obama, % of spend vs. GDP has NEVER been higher…well over 20%…

    The only reason why public sector employees have been let go is due to economy and budgets…

    NOT Obama trying to decrease it’s size…

  530. Hunter says:


    And by the way, net incomes dropped by about 2.5% during the recession and over 4% since the “recovery” began in 2009…

    Please…it’s getting worse…

  531. rdelbov says:

    Here’s the story about jobs:

    +4 million people of working age have left the workforce. Hope and change did not pan out for them. If we had a workforce participation rate of 67%(historically accurate since 1970’s) we would be at 12% unemployment.

    How about those jobs added:

    During the Obama era many good paying jobs have been lost. I post one or two entries a day about good paying jobs being lost. The jobs added have been lower paying ones. Many have been part time or contract jobs. So good paying jobs have been lost while lower paying jobs have been added. That’s obamanomics!!!

  532. Pitchaboy says:

    On to the debates where I am confident Romney will show his competence. Obama will talk about old Republican policies but after four years of failure and the way Rubio redefined “forward”, he will be beaten.

  533. Pitchaboy says:

    Obama “created” 4 million jobs. Twice as many left the workforce and gave up looking for jobs. Net effect has been negative.

  534. mnw says:

    I don’t know who proud-troll was before it was proud-troll. I suspect that’s Chek.

    But whoever it is, I suggest:

    1) Ignore trolls if you can;

    2) We learned in ’04 that you’ll NEVER hetre from a single one of them again on the Wednesday morning after the first Tuesday in November.

  535. mnw says:

    In addition to mnw fave IAU (gold), I’m taking a hard look at KOL (coal) now. It’s on sale for half price.

    KOL would be a death-or-money bet on Romney winning, tho.

  536. dblaikie says:

    RCP still hasn’t posted the Ipsos poll even though it came out yesterday. I guess they are afraid to show a Romney lead.

  537. DW says:

    Proof it was a great Romney speech and a great convention:

    Trolls unhinged.

  538. Hunter says:

    The only thing Romney had to do last night was to position himself as an acceptable, competent and likable, alternative to Obama…

    He did that…

  539. Transparent Dem Troll says:

    I want to apologize to the HHR for the poor quality trolls posting here last night. Its no excuse, but we had our regulars out on vacation and the new hires were working the blogs. We will have a team meeting first thing this morning to try to get through their heads that we need quality here not quantity.

  540. J T says:

    Romney won the election last night. Gave a solid mistake free speech. Obama cannot paint him as a boogeyman anymore

  541. J T says:

    Typical partisan Tim, going after Clint. Tim has no problem with Cynthia McKinney or race baited John Lewis though

  542. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Ok, I’ll give my 2 cents….what was that…that’s not nice sir, I can’t do that to myself……no, you can’t stop me from writing my comment… go try to do that to yourself, let me know how you make out……

    If Tim does not see the brilliance in that performance by Clint Eastwood last night, then he should not have a show on politics. I saw my parents this morning, had to bring them milk, the first thing my MOM said was, “Did you see that actor last night, a little different, but VERY funny. Your father explained something about the speech, CAN YOU SAY THAT TO THE PRESIDENT?”

    Brilliant, understated, and brilliant!

  543. Scott says:

    Dirty Harry Callahan’s “performance” last night was weird,edgey,disjointed and thoroughly entertaining!
    The Dems. would be making a very big mistake if they ragged on him.He is an icon of “flyover country”!

  544. Phil says:


    Romney 45-44

    47-46 with Leaners.

    Even with indies

    49/51 approval

  545. MD says:

    Phil – will we see a big convention bump? Anymore, I am not sure it matters much.

  546. AuH2ORepublican says:

    Phil, did Ras say whether it (as seems obvious) modified its turnout model from R+1 to D+1?

  547. hugh says:

    Hunter. I completely agree with your comment on what Mitt needed to do. Its all that is required. Now he can start spending his money and spread the playing field like O did against obama. I would not give up on any state that he has any chance in. That would include OR, PA and MN.

  548. hugh says:

    That approval rating for O in RAS compared to what it had been even, if he change the makeup of the electorate, is nonsensical. Either some change in methodology or its one of those odd statistical abberations like hitting red 10 times in a row at the roulette wheel.

  549. INDIA PAPA 727 says:

    DOW FUTURES~~~~Dow +88.00

  550. Sir Albert says:

    Romney nailed it. I watched his speech again. Masterful. Clint Eastwood was hilarious. I know this because the left is frothing.

  551. mnw says:

    The ratings for Ryan’s speech were poor to average. i.e., 20 million— 14 million less than Palin, & 4 million less than Biden in ’04, even.

    Ipsos is an online tracking poll, & RCP may just exclude online polls altogether, perhaps?

  552. Transparent Dem Troll says:

    Chaos at the DNC blog troll meeting this morning! Our managers are spooked that Romney could actually win this thing, and we are trying to get through to these trolls we recently hired, and all they want to talk about is getting higher wages, and are complaining about the long hours and they want more vacation time! One clown started talking about trying form a troll union!

  553. MD says:

    Hugh – some of the leftists who, incredibly, think Obama hasn’t been left enough are coming home now. I have alawys maintained that his JA number was probably off by a few points. I think 49 might be a tad bit high but 47 or 48 sounds realistic.

    I know the economy is not awesome. I get it. I really do. However, Carter, the last Dem incumbent taken out had inflation rates as high as 18% and a UE rate that was increasing heading into the election. In 1 month alone 900K in jobs were lost.

    This economy is not good either but comes nowhere near that mess. Perhaps if the R’s had not won the House, we would be there by now but we did win.

    A very close race is ahead. No blow out.

  554. Phil says:

    Ras has absolutely moved his party ID two points in the D direction.

    will cost Romney about a point and a half this month compared to his RAS polling in August.

    Not complaining, however. It’s more in line with the historical models.

    Very close election. 269-269. I’m staying with that.

  555. DW says:

    Eastwood is an entertainer and he entertained. The same people who complain about Clint’s performance complain that conventions are too scripted…wait, which is it?

    It was the perfect comic relief before Rubio and Romney. I thought Marco cleverly transitioned by starting with a sip from the water bottle and then saying, “I think I just drank Clint Eastwood’s water.”

  556. MD says:

    MNW – if you recall the msm really went after Palin hard after she was named Veep. Very hard and with personal attacks. They created the buzz. Plus, she was a woman. I am fine with how many watched Ryan.

  557. DW says:

    MD – I am inclined to believe there is no blow out in store, but I am also not eliminating the possibility. It would take a last minute shift, which could happen. So if it happens, we won’t really know about it between now and election day.

  558. Jeff G. says:

    I love reading Obamacon’s comments – another liberal who thinks this president has been a smashing success because civilization didn’t come to a crashing halt in the last four years. If this is the best he (or she) expects from America, then it’s no wonder Proud Obamacon is such a strong Zero supporter.

  559. so here are my main thoughts on the convention:

    – most positive convention in a long time, if not ever. pretty clear that if the country proves itself stupid enough to join explosive libtard and proud Obamacon in voting for 4 more years of this, we should be angry and shrill in 2016’s convention

    – I thought Christie bombed big time. Good speech but the hype was better then the actual thing

    – The Eastwood thing was really the only red meat stuff I saw during the convention

    – Ryans speech was good but not great, i’d argue Romney’s was better

    – Rubio gave a great speech as expected

    – Romneys speech set the tone (along with this convention). This will be a positive campaign

    – I have a feeling after next week the conventions will have no effect on the polls and we’ll be in a tied race again. I expect the winner will pull away after the debates. The debates will decide this election

  560. DW says:

    Best speech of the convention was Ryan. Condi was pretty good. Rubio not quite as good as Ryan. Romney about as good as Rice.

  561. mnw says:

    I’ll be VERY PLEASANTLY surprised if Romney gets the average, traditional post-convention bounce.

    The ratings weren’t very good. is why.

    Also, I thought Romney’s speech was dull. Now, I read it; I didn’t watch it.

  562. Brandon says:

    West Virginia: R.L. Repass & Partners

    Romney: 52%
    Obama: 38%

  563. mnw says:


    Forget Palin, then, if you wish.

    But how about the fact that Ryan had a significantly smaller audience than Biden in ’08? Down 4 million viewers?

  564. MD says:

    You should have seen it MNW. Delivered very well.

  565. Brandon says:

    More people may be watching it online these days.

  566. MD says:

    MNW – I just think most don’t care about the dog and pony shoes anymore.

  567. EML says:

    566 – Sean Trende’s article points out a scenario where we end up at 269-269, Democrats take control of the house, but Romney gets the nomination because the house votes by states, not individuals (ie CA gets 1 vote, NY gets 1 vote, ND gets 1 vote). Even if they lose the house, Republicans will undoubtedly have control over a greater number of state delegations. Very very remote possibility of this happening, but I would love to see it. Dems would be apoplectic.

  568. Phil says:

    WV sounds about right. My spreadsheet numbers have Romney hitting between 57 and 58 this time.

  569. DW says:

    If anyone was disappointed with Romney acceptance speech, just go back and watch McCain’s and you will come back and say, oh yeah, Romney’s was great.

  570. mnw says:

    “GOP Convention Down 17 Million Viewers”

  571. Phil says:

    McCain’s speech was indeed zzzzzzzzzzz.

  572. DW says:

    579 – no way in the world the GOP loses the house..the number just arn’t there. We could lose EVERY single tossup race and even every single tilt R race, and still hold on. But the polling on these tossup races shows the GOP doing well. The generic congressional ballot polls are worthless as they include all the ghetto districts going 80%D and 10%R.

  573. DW says:

    582 – well, lets see how many tune in to listen to the Blamer in Chief.

  574. EML says:

    Wait until you see how far down the dem convention is.

    Didn’t someone post a link to an article with a graph showing that republican viewer ship is up from 2008? I know I saw that yesterday, not sure it was linked here or not.

  575. Phil says:

    No one will be watching the DNC either.

  576. MD says:

    If the GOP losses the House, I will make love to Chekote and have it taped. Trende is bizarre.

  577. LA Cajun says:

    Clint was awesome last night. A little slow but very clever and effective – my son is 17 and his favorite movie is Grand Torino. Clint appeals to voters of all ages. That is why the MSM is going after Clint. He should do an ad for Romney. A phenomenal spokesperson.

  578. Tim says:

    MD, if the GOP loses the House, I’ll even offer to man the camera.

    In other words we agree……….no way.

  579. DW says:

    MD, I don’t know of any prognasticator who has suggested recently that the Dems have a shot at the house…Cook, Sabato, Rothenburg, even Roll Call…the numbers just are not there.

  580. MD says:

    Please no huge scandals with the GOP House leadership!

  581. Tim says:

    Any pickup in the House is probably gonna be limited to single digits, either way.

  582. EML says:

    584 – Trende says that Dems would have to win all tossup seats and most of the Lean Republican seats to win the house.

    I just think it would be fun to see Democrats go absolutely bonkers if Dems hold the House by Romney gets elected in a 269-269 situation.

  583. MD says:

    I have gone through every race, and I think I am being very kind by favoring the d 80% of the time in races that will be contested and the best I can do for them is +11.

  584. Tim says:

    With the way these districts are now drawn, in a normal year, most House members who lose do so in the Primary. And, I think this is a pretty normal year in House elections. No wave is building, there.

  585. DW says:

    Clint spoke at the convention to rally the crowd because John Wayne is unfortunately no longer able to attend.

    And I thought it was great when Mike Iruzioni (or however you spell it) spoke. Not at all a gifted speaker, but it was a great tribute to the miracle on ice. That event STILL moves people as you could tell by the instant reaction when his name flashed up on the screen.

  586. Phil says:

    269-269 will happen. Book it.

    Stock up on ammo and popcorn.

  587. DW says:

    how does 269-269 happen with Romney winning VA?

  588. LA Cajun says:

    269-269 ain’t happening. This ones gonna be the mother of all landslides for Romney/Ryan.

  589. Scott says:

    Here is my speculation on why the market is expected to spike up at the open in a few minutes:
    (1) Romney bounce
    (2) Insiders have seen the Bernanke speech and know that QE3 is imminent.

    What say you?

  590. Phil says:

    Romney doesn’t win Virginia in my scenario. He gets Iowa and Wisconsin.

  591. Tim says:

    It could be done, although unlikely. Romney would have to sweep the South, and win Iowa, Colorado, and Nevada.

  592. EML says:

    If there was any doubt about how big of an aberration 2008 was, just take a look at that rove chart. No doubt in my mind that voting will be down this year.

  593. LA Cajun says:

    Convention viewership was down b/c their minds are made up. No need to watch when there is no way you are voting to reelect the idiot in the White House.

  594. Phil says:

    No landslide.

    Math isn’t! There any longer.

  595. MD says:

    2 is more likely to be honest.

  596. Tim says:

    I don’t think so. This is not 1984, 1972, 1964, or 1936. Those were the mothers of all landslides

  597. Bitterlaw says:

    If the GOP losses the House, I will make love to Chekote and have it taped. Trende is bizarre.

    Comment by MD —

    MD – We would not let that happen. We would toss you in the crate with DrJay before we would let you debase yourself that way.

  598. MD says:

    In 08 you had Obama and Palin. Both drew a ton of viewers. Obama is old news now and Ryan isn’t the type to draw in casual viewers, i.e., those who don’t care a ton about politics.

  599. Brandon says:

    When each candidate is basically guaranteed at least 45%(maybe even a little higher), it’s practically impossible for there to be a huge landslide.

  600. Frank says:


    2008: 31-Aug/46%/49%/-3%
    2012: 31-Aug/47%/46%/+1%

    August trends (no leaners)


    August trends (with leaners)


    Rolling 7-Day Averages (with leaners)


    Rolling 7-Day Averages (no leaners)


    McCain/Obama/2008 (with leaners)

    7-Day Rolling Average:


    Difference 2008 vs. 2012 (with leaners)


    August Average to Date:

    (no leaners) 45.55%/44.74%/+0.81%

    (with leaners) 47.74%/46.10%/+1.65%

    They have changed their party ID and they haven’t told anybody. Finally a return to the normal range.


  601. Phil says:

    Smart move by Mitt.

  602. EML says:

    Trende’s scenario has Romney winning IN, NC, IA, FL, CO, NV, and VA. No OH, WI, or MI. I haven’t checked his numbers, but I assume his math is correct.

  603. MD says:

    Mondale did get a very temp bump out of the convention but it faded quickly. Reagan held a huge lead throughout. So did Nixon and Johnson.

    In 80, the waters were muddied with Anderson, a liberal R. I think he drew more from Carter than Reagan but that is difficult to prove.

  604. rdelbov says:

    The markets move in odd ways that cannot be explained in 500 words or less but here goes.

    1st the underlying value of the market is pushing it up. The market peak is +4 years ago and we have not recovered 14K. So a long gradual climb to 13K is not exactly a market surge. Rather one can say its a painful climb out of the obama hole.Yes Obama hole.

    2nd Can you say zero net interest rates? When money market rates are near zero and Cds are at 1% those stocks yielding +3% look pretty good. The market has been down so low the fear of a collapse is minor.

    3rd Yup the 10% unemployment and no real growth prospects, under Obama til 2016, means good market times. That’s one scenerio for the market.

    4th the likely market scenerio is a Romney win and the economy booms which s also great for the market.

    So for free here’s some market analysis.

  605. Bitterlaw says:

    Chek – Damn it. If you don’t post your “As a conservative, I have no choice but to support Obama” by 11:17 am (only time zone that matters), all of us are going to lose the HHR Prediction contest. As it is, only jason, Mr. Vito, Tim V., MD and Corey still have a chance.

  606. LA Cajun says:

    613 . Link? I will go see him.

  607. DW says:

    1984 was the mother of all landslides. I remember staying up very late hoping and praying that MN would fall to Reagan so he would have ALL 50 states. 1972 was probably a little redder as a whole, but considering the media was even more powerful in 1984 than it was in 1972, Reagan’s was more remarkable.

  608. Bitter Wobbie has been quiet the last couple hours

  609. Phil says:

    When you lose California and New York by a combined 5 million votes, you aren’t going to win by a landslide.

  610. in my opinion what made Reagan’s 84 landslide all the more incredible is that unlike 64 & 72 where the opponent was demonized as a freakshow who would destroy the country, Reagan beat Mondale totally based on a traditional campaign.

    btw Michael Moore said after last night, he thinks Romney wins

  611. Bitterlaw says:

    The trolls are tired. They launched all they had at Romney and it did nothing. Nothing!

  612. Bitterlaw says:

    Michael Moore has never been right about anything. His prediction worries me.

  613. DW says:

    626 – I see TDT came by this morning to apologize for their failed efforts.

  614. J T says:

    624. Excellent point Phil. the only way the GOP wins a landslide in the future, would be to win Cal

  615. Scott says:

    Thanks for the erudite analysis.

  616. david says:

    If RCP would include the new Ipsos Poll, the president’s lead would only be .3

  617. david says:

    #627, If not mistaking, he picked a Bush win in 2004.

  618. david says:

    Concerning the trolls, why do you all respond to them? They feed off of responses…if you ignore them they will will starve and leave the blog..

  619. J T says:

    Trende has been getting a little daffy lately. Something happened at RCP, since Jay Cost was pushed out

  620. david says:

    Concerning the downtick in the viewership. I feel that many watched the convention via livestream and C-Span. I couldn’t even stand watching it via of FoxNews to them constantly talking over the speakers. I talked to several fellow Republicans last night and they said the same thing..they watched C-Span or live stream via internet….just my take.

  621. DW says:

    I do wonder what Obama will say in his speech. Maybe this?

    “Four years ago. I promised. To deliver. Hope. And Change. And now four years later. I am here. To double-down and ask you to believe all the harder. That Hope and Change is on the way.

    So there may be a little mold. On the styrofoam Greek columns behind me. But did the Greeks give up on Apollo? Did the Ephesians give up on Diana? Do Muslims give up on Allah?”

  622. Bitterlaw says:

    david – if you are correct, then I admit that Moore was right once. Maybe he has been right more than that but I just can’t stand listening to him.

  623. J T says:

    Mnw, you need to stay away from Hotline and National Journal. LOL Making you gloomy

  624. J T says:

    Nobody has won even close to 400 electorals since 1988. Clinton could not even with a great economy in 1996.

    Obama only got 365

  625. Phil says:

    Al gore out criticizing the electoral college today.

    Think Dems aren’t worried about an electoral loss with a popular vote win?

    They should be. 269-269

  626. J T says:

    631. David, too many here worship RCP. They lean left

  627. J T says:

    7.9 Earthquake off the coast of Phillipines?

    Good Lord

  628. Bitterlaw says:

    I think that the winner will win both the popular vote and Electoral College. If the winner loses the popular vote, the calls to end the Electoral College will be deafening and I might be willing to listen.

  629. rdelbov says:

    I rarely feed the trolls except its refreshing to spell out the Romney pitch & counterpunch.

    1st Obama says the economy has added 3.6 million jobs. Yup and they nearly all lower paying jobs with no benefits!!!

    2nd yup but what about the 5 million who have either exited the job market or never entered it? Where are the jobs for them?

    The Trolls are writting the ads for Romney

  630. DW says:

    election projection moved CT senate to weak GOP, and CA_07 as well.

  631. david says:

    Bitterlaw #644, Why don’t they go ahead dispose of the entire Constitution at the same time. Our Founders new what they were doing when they created the Electoral College…leave it alone.

  632. Tim says:

    Well, we’re always gonna have some. So….

  633. david says:

    #642, I’ve noticed that of RCP of late too..especially, Trende.

  634. david says:

    #638, same here, I turn the channel when he is one.

  635. J T says:

    Moore is a multi millionaire, like most Dem Celebs.

    somebody should dare them to give half their fortunes to charity.

  636. Bitterlaw says:

    david – I said I would consider the proposals but I did not say I would support a change. The Electoral College was a check on mob rule and a protection of small states when people identified themselves as Virginians, New Yorkersm Pennsylvanians, etc. first and as Americans second. I am inclined to keep it as it is but if the popular vote winner and EC winner are different in 2012, that will be twice in 4 elections.

  637. jason says:

    John Nolte

    “All I can say in response is: Go to hell you Obama-shilling crybabies. Eastwood showed more grit and honestly in those few minutes than you water carriers have during your entire propaganda-for-the-collective careers.

    What Eastwood did tonight was funnier, fresher, edgier, and braver than anything those comedy cowards Chris Rock, Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert have done in 15 years.

    82 years-old, and Dirty Harry is still pissing all the right people off.”

    My hero.

  638. LA Cajun says:

    613 . Link on Romney coming to NO?

  639. btw it is now 1 whole motnh since we last heard from WAA in a public (not made for a candidate) poll

  640. MD says:

    I had a long debate with a Dem regarding the 1980 election. He maintained that Anderson drew at least 90% of his votes from Carter since he was much more liberal on many issues than Carter. I absolutely do not believe that. I do think he could have drawn 60% from Carter.

    So, he contended that if you take Anderson out of the race, Reagan would still win but not by a blowout. I could not convince him otherwise.

  641. J T says:

    MD, Anderson took many votes away from Reagan also.

  642. Bitterlaw says:

    MD – You are now out of the running on the HHR Prediction contest for Chek’s “As a true conservative, I must reluctantly support Obama” post.

  643. MD says:

    I know JT. That was my position as well but he kept saying emphatically that Anderson took 90% from Carter. I never bought that.

  644. Robbie says:

    623.Bitter Wobbie has been quiet the last couple hours

    Comment by AuthorLMendez, Head Of The Projection Desk — August 31, 2012 @ 9:25 am

    Sorry I haven’t been around to make your day. It’s not that easy to leave comments at HHR while I’m working.

    I haven’t seen the speech yet because I was working. My twitter feed, comprised of of both left and right analysts, seemed to think Romney did a good, but not great job.

  645. Robbie says:

    631.If RCP would include the new Ipsos Poll, the president’s lead would only be .3

    Comment by david — August 31, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    The problem with the Ipsos poll is it’s an internet poll.

  646. DW says:

    Anderson got what .07 of all votes cast? Barely rounded up to 1%?

    It doesn’t matter who he took votes from, it was a Reagan landslide.

  647. Joe J says:

    and with Ras numbers today. 0.2

  648. “My twitter feed, comprised of of both left and right analysts, seemed to think Romney did a good, but not great job.”

    Bitter who won the bet?

  649. Joe J says:

    maybe Gallup will show a move toward Romney and he can take a lead?

  650. Brandon says:

    Anderson got 6.6%.

  651. DW says:

    Romney has taken the lead. 46.3 – 46.1 in the EXTREMELY clear politics average of only likely voter polls

  652. Bitterlaw says:

    Author – I set the over under at 11:17 pm last night on Robbie. Nobody committed either way. There is no winner.

  653. Bitterlaw says:

    Can somebody call FactCheck to see if Brandon or DW is right?

  654. SusyQue says:

    Clint Eastwood…..hilarious…talking to the “empty chair”…

    “When someone doesn’t do the job, you’ve got let him go,”
    Did you notice him do the (cut off his head) with his hand?
    He made my day…..

    Eastwood is 82 years old. What a guy!

  655. DW says:

    668 – you are right…sorry, had a glitch in my excel sheet.

  656. dblaikie says:

    John Nolte over at Breitbart nails the scope and sweep of Clint’s speech. Enjoy:

    It was glorious! And everyone I’ve talked to who was in the hall absolutely loved it.

    Eastwood hit Obama in every sweet spot we’ve been waiting for him to get hit on: The incompetence; the lies; the empty, pretentious rhetoric; the inexperience; and that roaring blowhard of a moron Obama chose to be a heartbeat away.

    Oh, and the empty chair. Other than an empty suit, there is no sharper metaphor.

    Eastwood also made one of the very best points of the night: WE own this country, and when someone doesn’t do the job “we have to let them go.”

    The media, naturally, is furious. They don’t like to see Their Precious One mocked and they also understand the power of mockery — which is why they keep Stewart and Colbert on such a tight leash. This is why the media has already written 25 stories (5 from Politico) mocking Eastwood.

    Had Eastwood said the things the media likes to hear with the same nervousness and hesitation, they would’ve called him wizened and seasoned. But because he mocked Their Precious One, suddenly he’s some kind of embarrassment.

    And now Politico, Ben Smith and CNN are all talking about how they intend to use Eastwood as way to overwhelm Mitt Romney’s speech in the coming days.

    Like they wouldn’t have found another reason.

    All I can say in response is: Go to hell you Obama-shilling crybabies. Eastwood showed more grit and honestly in those few minutes than you water carriers have during your entire propaganda-for-the-collective careers.

    What Eastwood did tonight was funnier, fresher, edgier, and braver than anything those comedy cowards Chris Rock, Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert have done in 15 years.

    82 years-old, and Dirty Harry is still pissing all the right people off.

    My hero.

  657. Robbie says:

    670.Author – I set the over under at 11:17 pm last night on Robbie. Nobody committed either way. There is no winner.

    Comment by Bitterlaw — August 31, 2012 @ 10:10 am

    I haven’t seen the speech so how can I say I was underwhelmed or overwhelmed by it.

    I just love the fact some of you care so deeply about what i think. I’m honored to have comment section stalkers.

  658. Scooter Boy says:

    Has Obama been to New Orleans yet? If not this is a very smart move for Mitt

  659. DW says:


    wonder what he’s doing in Texas?

  660. Bitterlaw says:

    I haven’t seen the speech so how can I say I was underwhelmed or overwhelmed by it.

    Robbie – You have never posted a single positive thing about Romney with some qualifier. Your standard post is “Romney did a good job but he failed to . . . ” Sometimes, you mix it up with, “Although ROmney failed to . . . he still has time to recover if he . . . “

  661. Phil says:

    Probably heading to Austin to raise money from to left wing loons there – probably spending the day in the UT faculty lounge.

  662. Bitterlaw says:

    DW – Obama is looking for Gary Maxwell.

  663. rdelbov says:

    I have no problem with internet polls from either Ipos or yougov or whoever. They are not like Aol or Redstate polls where ask anyone to comment.

    They invite a given number of women, AAs, hispanics, democrats, republicans and indies to take the poll. They can be crosstabbed just like anyother.

    I might add there is no proof or evidence that democrats, republicans or indies without computers/internet connections vote any different then those with connections.

  664. Joe J says:

    TX is in play, didnt you guys know???

  665. Scooter Boy says:

    I think most people are failing to realize the reasoning behind the Clint speech. I, like many others here thought the speech was horrible. However I, like many others here are political junkies. We weren’t the targeted audience. Clint’s targeted audience was undecideds that couldn’t give a Rats ass about politicians. I can guarantee they recognize Clint better than any politician who gave a speech this whole convention. His speech was a stinging rebuke of Obama delivered in Clints way. I think certain people will be attracted to that.

  666. Scooter Boy says:

    He’s heading to Texas to welcome home some soldiers from Afganistan.

  667. bio mom says:


    The important thing about Ipsos poll is the trend. From +4 O to +2 R . Same poll, same methodology.

  668. bio mom says:

    I watched the convention entirely on c-span.

  669. Robbie says:

    680.I haven’t seen the speech so how can I say I was underwhelmed or overwhelmed by it.

    Robbie – You have never posted a single positive thing about Romney with some qualifier. Your standard post is “Romney did a good job but he failed to . . . ” Sometimes, you mix it up with, “Although ROmney failed to . . . he still has time to recover if he . . . “

    Comment by Bitterlaw — August 31, 2012 @ 10:25 am

    Tough, buddy. You’ve got your opinions. I’ve got mine. If you don’t like what I have to say, just pass over my comments. You won’t hurt my feelings.

    Now for the speech, I have seen most of it and thought it was very solid. He was clearly speaking to undecided voters, not the conservative base.

    I have no problem with that bit of strategy either. He locked up the base with Ryan so no need to give a red meat speech.

    I liked the tone he took as well. Playing on the disappointments voters have with Obama was smart. Rove said his polling showed the disappointment angle was the one to take.

  670. janz says:

    Like bio mom, I also watched the convention on c-span. So, Brandon may be onto something citing that more people may have streamed the convention on their computer, or other mobile devises.

    As for Eastwood, I enjoyed him. But, I could also see where he could have turned people off. It’s going to be one of those quirky performances which will enormously appeal to some, while baffling others.

  671. “Tough, buddy. You’ve got your opinions. I’ve got mine. ”

    don’t forget I got nicknames, you got racist names

  672. DW says:

    I watched about half streaming on cspan.

  673. Robbie says:

    Phil or Frank

    Is the Rasmussen swing state data taken from his national polling or is it a stand alone poll?

  674. Robbie says:

    691.“Tough, buddy. You’ve got your opinions. I’ve got mine. ”

    don’t forget I got nicknames, you got racist names

    Comment by AuthorLMendez, Head Of The Projection Desk — August 31, 2012 @ 10:42 am

    Sooner or later, you’ve got start charging me rent for living in your head.

  675. Bitterlaw says:

    Robbie went “buddy” on me? I have to decide whether I should respond with “Pal” or “Champ” or “Sport.”

  676. Daily Number: 43% of Americans say they’re interested in following the Democratic Convention,compared to 59% in 2008

  677. bio mom says:

    Going around and reading articles and listening to pundits today reinforces the wisdom of watching on c-span. That way I can make my own judgments based upon what I heard and felt, not what someone else said about it.

  678. @695

    he’ll come out w/ the racist names soon

  679. em en w says:

    Racist? Did somebody ring?

  680. Brandon says:


  681. Brandon says:

    Damn it. Someone was supposed to claim the 700 while I was typing.

  682. DW says:

    here are the big picture items that viewers took away from the GOP convention:

    1. Romney is a very able leader and executive.

    2. People who have worked for Romney love him.

    3. Romney is very much admired by women who worked for him.

    4. Romney is a great family man

    5. Romney demonstrated his executive skill in picking Ryan over the others on the short list. Ryan’s speech was flawless, while Portman was just a little stiff and Rubio had a few bobbles.

    6. Obama has failed the country. Miserably.

    7. Greatest lines were Ryan’s college students living in childhood bedrooms staring at fading poster of Obama, and Rubio’s “Obama Trying Ideas People Came To America To Get Away From”

  683. QE 3 is happening, inflation here we come!

  684. janz says:

    Michael Walsh makes the best case yet for the purpose of the Clint Eastward convention appearance: It’s a battle for America’s heartland.

    A rout of the Democrats along the Great Lakes would be huge not only electorally, but also culturally.

    It would marginalize the party as a group of arugula-munching, latte-sipping elites who enjoy their ocean views and heedlessly live off the fat of the land (many on the taxpayers’ dime) as lawyers, journalists, college professors, government employees and entitlement recipients — while the rest of the interior labors to pay the bill and suffers the “regulation” of distant, unaccountable bureaucrats.

    In other words, the Heartland Campaign is not simply about Electoral College votes. It’s also a way to frame the Democrats as the out-of-touch party of the status quo — i.e., Big Government — at a time when Big Government has so signally failed the average American.

    If it works — and if a Romney administration can successfully grapple with the debt bomb, the entitlement crisis and growing government dependency — it could set back the Democrats’ prospects for years to come.

    Which brings us back to Eastwood. In such films as “The Outlaw Josey Wales” and “High Plains Drifter,” he’s the embodiment of rugged, rebellious heartland values.

    And those cranky, cantankerous, all-American voters are just who Romney & Ryan need to defeat the coastal elites and return America to its heartland roots.

    Even though I’m one of those west coasters that Walsh disparages (albeit, in the private sector), I like how he framed his opinion piece.

  685. Robbie says:

    695.Robbie went “buddy” on me? I have to decide whether I should respond with “Pal” or “Champ” or “Sport.”

    Comment by Bitterlaw — August 31, 2012 @ 10:48 am

    Respond however best you choose.

  686. jason says:

    ” Tough, buddy. You’ve got your opinions. I’ve got mine. ”

    All trolls have opinions.

    This is some sort of BFD?

  687. jason says:

    What is funny about Wobbie Troll is that he still thinks he can post something here that is independent from the fact he is a troll.

    It goes something like this:

    “Yes, I know everyone knows I am a troll, but I want you to forget it for a moment and just read this”.

    News for Wobbie Troll:

    It doesn’t work.

  688. Robbie says:

    Someone’s acting like an aggrieved MSNBC host.

  689. Bitterlaw says:

    jason – Robbie is not a troll. He said something critical of MSNBC.

    Robbie, pal, I absolve you of all suspicion of troll status.

  690. rdelbov says:

    “labor market stagnantion” Ben’s way of saying economy is in the gutter.

    QE3 is great for folks wanting to borrow millions or billions. Probably a good time for facebook to buy all that stock back at $15 per share.

  691. DW says:

    slippage in the Obama JA numbers…

    ….three in a row at -3, and none of them are Rasmussen.

  692. Robbie says:

    Jason’s here. Now, it’s a party.

  693. MD says:

    Of course they come to the conclusion that it is the fault of R’s in the House who are “blocking” Dear Leader’s prescriptions to heal the economy. They will never get it.

  694. MD says:

    Bernancke said no more easing for now. I think it is a lie. IMO – they are already doing it.

  695. SusyQue says:

    Right now, I don’t plan to watch the Dem Convention. I can’t think of one Dem I want to listen to.

  696. why would anyone here watch the DNC? its gonna be so predictable

  697. Bitterlaw says:

    I have to listen to Elizabeth Warren, Obama and Biden.

    MD- Allyson Schwartz may speak at the convention. I hope her constituents will watch her since she refuses to hold meetings with the voters in her district. It may be the only way that they ever get to hear her.

  698. rdelbov says:


    my local congressman has “phone townhall” meetings where we can dail in from the comfort of our homes!!! We can listen in and submit comments via text or email.

  699. Hunter says:

    Dems giving away tickets to Obama’s speech…

    But, but, but…America LOVES Obama and he INHERITED this mess…

  700. DW says:

    718 – very predictable…so I will save everyone time:

    Here is what they will say:

    GOP will tax the poor and give breaks to the rich.

    GOP is a white male party

    GOP wants to starve children

    GOP wants to kill old people

    GOP hates minorities

    GOP especially hates women

    All the current problems were Bush’s fault.

    The world loves us now

    We killed Osama

    Hope and change are being delivered but the GOP congress is blocking it. So just help us win congress and then its all yours to enjoy.

    Did I miss anything?

  701. jason says:

    A line up for the future, as opposed to Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Susana Martinez, Bobby Jindal….

    “Among the speakers announced Friday are House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the convention announced.

    Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Charlie Gonzalez, Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Emanuel Cleaver, Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, and Judy Chu, who is among the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, will also speak, the convention announced.”

  702. ssq says:

    I am not watching the DNC either. I was told that when they all go to hell those who watched them could accidentally go too.

  703. Max says:

    What a gift this is for Romney.
    On a day the skies cleared over the storm ravaged areas of the gulf coast the President heads where? – to Texas.
    Romney instead goes to New Orleans. Tonight on the news that’s all your are going to see – Romney surveying the damage and looking presidential all the while Obama is absent.
    Man, oh man.
    What a mistake the Obama campaign did.

  704. DW says:

    723 the Dem Convention runs the very strong risk of becoming a caricature of themselves. Old. Tired. Redundant. Recycled.

  705. DW says:

    725 – As Romney speaks in New ORleans he should place that chair eastwood had right next to him. Never mention it, but just have the empty chair there to say, I am here to help because someone else is absent.

  706. jason says:

    ” Jason’s here. Now, it’s a party.”

    Awww, the poor troll is feeling sorry for himself again.

    Those mean A-holes are bullying the troll again.

  707. SusyQue says:

    Romney will now be free to release those attack ads…he has the money. He will probably wait until the end of the Dem convention.

    Am so disappointed in the pollsters…they can’t seem to get it right.

    Can’t wait to see the Colorado’s professors assessment of the economy in September. They will then give the latest prediction of popular vote and electoral vote.

  708. SusyQue says:

    #727…DW…brillant idea!

  709. jason says:

    722. Fairness, you forgot fairness and paying your fair share.

    Someone should count the times that is said.

  710. INDIA PAPA 727 says:

    715.Bernancke said no more easing for now. I think it is a lie. IMO – they are already doing it.

    Comment by MD

    The market likes the news


  711. jason says:

    ” Am so disappointed in the pollsters…they can’t seem to get it right.”

    I blame the respondents.

  712. DW says:

    731 – ah yes. The poor never get their fair share. The old headline: WORLD ends tomorrow, women, children, and the poor hardest hit!

  713. SusyQue says:

    Republican women speaking at the convention were outstanding!
    The AA gal who worked with him when he was a Mass. Governor was a real plus..

  714. Brandon says:

    “Am so disappointed in the pollsters…they can’t seem to get it right.”

    Susy, I’m curious as to what you believe is “right”?

  715. DW says:

    Romney campaign is clearly outmanuevering Obama. Mitt was supposed to be in Richmond, VA today, so Obama said to himself–no need for me to bother going to New Orleans…then boom Mitt shows up there.

    When does the MSM apologize for being critical of Bush for being slow to get to New Orleans?

  716. ssq says:

    Right (as in God’s will) would be polls showing all Republicans 20 points ahead.

  717. Scott says:

    The new phenomenon on You Tube is called Eastwooding. Folks are placing videos with themselves lecturing/ scolding at empty chairs.
    Did the Eastwood performance remind anyonr besides moi of Jimmy Stewart in the film,”Harvey”?

  718. SusyQue says:

    Do you think we will get a new thread that might last throughout the weekend? (hope, hope)

  719. ssq says:

    I was just wondering about a deep theological question.

    If polls don’t show Republicans winning, who should go to hell first?

    The pollsters or the respondents?

    I hope you guys can help with the answer.

  720. rdelbov says:

    Did Clint say to the chair “a man has to know his limitations?”

  721. Ron Burgundy says:

    Every state will be in play by election day with the exception of CA, NY, and possibly IL.

  722. BayernFan says:

    Just watched the Eastwood roast of Obama. Watched it with an apolitical friend. We both thought it was great.

    Really emasculated Obama. Dems have every reason to squeal. If this is indeed going viral Obama will be hurting bad.

  723. janz says:

    Here’s an IBD’s editorial reflecting on how the media attacked Ryan’s convention speech: So-called fact checks disguise media liberal agenda

    This isn’t to say that journalists shouldn’t check facts. Of course they should.

    The problem is that the mainstream press is now abusing the “fact check” label, using it to more aggressively push a liberal agenda without feeling the need to provide any balance whatsoever. And, as the reaction to the Ryan speech shows, they are now blatantly using it to provide air support for Obama.

  724. DW says:

    744 – the brilliance of it, is people who never watched the convention at all will be drawn to youtube to watch Eastwood. When done watching, youtube will display related videos in the margin of the page….the clip of Rubio, Ryan, Romney speeches….they might then click.

  725. DW says:

    I thought it was great! Mission accomplished. I have no complaints about the Romney speech. I thought it was great! – Rush Limbaugh show open

  726. GeauxLSU says:

    So, you know that Obama will have to have a line in his speech to jab back at Clint for the clock cleaning he got. What do you think “the One” will say?

  727. DW says:

    Rush: Everyone is now onboard. Its now Romney’s Convention and its now Romney’s party, and its Romney’s cause. The values were front and center day and night in the convention.

  728. DW says:

    Rush is gushing with praise. From beginning to end, the convention was all positive about the future of the country. Not one speaker was angry at America.

  729. DW says:

    Rush: I think the storytelling that was the theme of this convention was needed.

    I am happy that we didn’t go second [with the convention]. Obama is now on defense.

    Telling the personal stories of Romney was a great approach.

    Obama’s BROTHER cannot go to the Dem convention and tell a story of Barack’s compassion — ZING!

    That was a good one.

  730. DW says:

    Rush says the slogan that captures the convention is the quote about Obama’s promise to slow the rise of the ocean, but Romney will help you and your family.

  731. Robbie says:

    Rush is singing the praises of Romney’s speech. Mitt couldn’t have hoped for a better review.

  732. BayernFan says:

    There were quite a few good lines that captured solid memes. Obama is reeling. He prolly doesn’t know it yet. Romney is in the process of closing the deal.

  733. SusyQue says:

    #738…..Do you really need to do the ssq thing…can’t you just
    say what you want to say. It is rare to find any of my posts using the word “hell”…there are many different words in the bible for the word “hell” in the OT and the NT.

  734. BayernFan says:

    It’s nice that President Romney is visiting new Orleans. His caring and competence will surely lift spirits.

  735. Moderate Dem 85 says:

    #755 – If Mitt Romney can say “hell” in a convention speech, I think you can manage saying it on a forum.

  736. Hunter says:

    Interesting reaction from Obama regarding Eastwood speech…

    If it was such a dud according to MSM, why did Obama feel compelled to reply?…

    Me thinks it’s because Eastwood mocking Obama was viewed as a threat to middle America…

  737. lisab says:

    “If the GOP losses the House, I will make love to Chekote and have it taped.”

    be careful what you wish for

  738. BayernFan says:

    Obama will visit new Orleans once the golf courses there dry out some.

  739. Moderate Dem 85 says:

    Am I being biased as a Democrat or is SusyQue not quite “all there”?

  740. DW says:

    Rush loved Eastwood

  741. DW says:

    Rush says that Eastwood got under Obama’s skin.

  742. SusyQue says:

    #754…who will be ooo’s “savior” at the Dem convention. Yeah…good old Bill…the liar, adulterer, deceiver. He has no love for ooo. I doubt he will even vote for him. When Bill and Hill were in the white house….I had to use my remote and press “mute” because I did not want to hear them anymore.

  743. Ron Burgundy says:

    761. You are being a biased democrap.

  744. SusyQue says:

    #761…typical insecure man…calling a women not all there or crazy.

  745. Brandon says:

    Susy IS crazy.

  746. Moderate Dem 85 says:

    #766 – Typical sexist statement

    I don’t have a problem with your religious beliefs, but you seem pretty sheltered

  747. SusyQue says:


    We’re gonna do what lovers do
    We’re gonna have a fight or two
    But I ain’t ever changing my mind

    Crazy girl, don’t you know that I love you?
    I wouldn’t dream of going nowhere
    Silly woman come here let me hold you
    Have I told you lately I love you like crazy, girl?

  748. Bitterlaw says:

    Rush loved Eastwood

    Comment by DW

    Rush also loved Bachman, Cain, Perry, Santorum and anybody else not named Mitt Romney. I’m not sure he is a good reference point.

  749. Ron Burgundy says:

    Moderat Dem 85 = troll
    No such thing as a moderate dem.

  750. Moderate Dem 85 says:

    Well then I suppose its a good thing my name isn’t “Moderat Dem 85”

  751. Ron Burgundy says:

    Party is blesses to have Rush. He will solidify base now for the GE.

  752. SusyQue says:

    #768…Yes, I am sheltered….since when is it wrong for a woman to be a virtuous happily married wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend?

  753. Moderate Dem 85 says:

    #774 – those parts of life have nothing to do with being sheltered. You could also say “hell” and be a virtuous happily married wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend

  754. RottiLargo says:

    Susy is a woman of deep faith and conviction.

    She is not crazy. Calling her such is a line out of the Dem playbook.

  755. Ron Burgundy says:

    SusyQue – you rock and are a great example for others. This site hasnbeen blessed and enriched by your presence.

  756. Moderate Dem 85 says:

    I came here the other day and there were folks like DW, Bitterlaw, MD, and such posting. It was actually an intelligent conversation.

    Who the hell is Ron Burgundy, and where did he learn to type?

  757. Marv says:

    #770 Bitterlaw,

    Today, I was going to seek common ground with you and make ammends for our past disagreements. But, then I see that you bashed America’s best state governor, Rick Perry, again…….now, all I have to say to you is………


  758. Moderate Dem 85 says:

    I like Marv too. HI MARV!

  759. MD says:

    773 – The base is already consolidated.

  760. Marv says:


    How goes it today, for you?

  761. Brandon says:

    Now we have Susy-defending trolls? Jesus.

  762. RottiLargo says:

    “Who the hell is Ron Burgundy”

    A true man among men.

  763. Moderate Dem 85 says:

    MD – Don’t waste your time with this Ron Burgundy character. I don’t think he has too much to offer

  764. DW says:

    no change in gallup

  765. Moderate Dem 85 says:

    #782 – I can’t complain. It’s going alright.

    I did enjoy Mitt’s speech last night. Clint Eastwood was a little off, but still I got some laughs out of his routine

  766. Moderate Dem 85 says:

    You guys need to take out the garbage on this website

    Ron Burgundy

  767. RottiLargo says:

    Anyone else think Ron Burgundy is Eph?

  768. SoHope says:

    I think Eastwood’s speech would have been better if you mentioned that Obama hasnt met with his jobs council in x number of months. Then read a few simple hard questions for the chair…and have silence be the response to all of them.

  769. SoHope says:

    emphasizing that obama is absent in creating jobs.

  770. SusyQue says:

    # 776/777…Thank you for your support. I enjoy HHR…and have lots of laughs when I read the posts. As I have said before, men are special and can be a lot of fun to chat with. I respect and admire their intellect and ability to sort out those numbers for us.
    We women are blessed with the company of fine men.

  771. Moderate Dem 85 says:

    GFY was a pretty good response

    Eastwood: “No, I don’t think Mitt will do that to himself”

    I nearly rolled outta my chair

  772. wow Obama is headed to New Orleans now. Think Mitt scared him?

  773. SoHope says:

    SSQ, has her moments, good and bad.

    She will receive no lynching from me today. I would prefer that we stay on topic though…that applies to everyone.

  774. GeorgeIllinois says:

    With apologies to Gran Torino:

    Mitt fixes things. That’s what he does.

  775. SoHope says:

    What was the most powerful convention moment that wasn’t prime time.

    I liked the Mormon segment. The woman who’s daughter had the birth defect and she spoke of Romney showing compassion on them…that was very very powerful.

  776. SusyQue says:

    #788… Garbage? You have an opportunity in this life to be a fragrance or an odor….you have chosen the latter. Remember this:

    “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” TOO CHE!

  777. SoHope says:

    that one speech did away with every “Romney is a heartless man” talking point. She was on the verge of crying and people in the audience were crying…it gave me a lump in my throat.

  778. SoHope says:


  779. Hunter says:


    you should read a couple of the comments in the comments section of Drudge’s link…

    One person claims Mitt is campaigning there today and that’s the only reason he’s going…But of course Obama is different…

    And another person, who professes to be an Obama supporter, states that it does make him look weak compared to Romney…

  780. SusyQue says:

    “We own this country!” yes….Mr.Eastwood

  781. ssq says:

    “There are many different words in the bible for the word “hell” in the OT and the NT.”

    Hell just as a nicer ring to it.

  782. ssq says:

    “SSQ, has her moments, good and bad.

    She will receive no lynching from me today.”

    Thanks, honey.

  783. f9gopguyIN says:

    Looks like Tommy Thompson is in need of cash. According to CQ he has a little over $350,000 in COH due to the primary contest. I can’t afford much but I’ll definitely be sending him what I can afford. Anything to make sure Dingy Harry is no longer the Majority Leader and that Tammy Baldwin is denied the seat especially.

  784. RottiLargo says:

    After last night Obama is losing and he knows it.

    “Just there the barbarians huddle, sheer terror gripping tight…”

  785. jason says:

    ” I came here the other day and there were folks like DW, Bitterlaw, MD, and such posting. It was actually an intelligent conversation.’


  786. RottiLargo says:

    Ssq has gotta be Brandon.

  787. jason says:

    788. Look, man, SusyQue might be garbage but she is our garbage.

    I hate when dammed furners try to tell me who to sh-tcan.

  788. Apologetic California says:

    Next week: THe Abortion Convention. I pledge to give Mitt and the RNC $25 every single trimeste…day of the DNC.

  789. Brandon says:

    No, Rotti it’s not. Everyone knows who ssq is.

  790. SusyQue says:

    A brilliant Idea:

    Republicans unveiled an unsettling new toy at their convention in the form of a continually updating “national debt clock.” During three days of speechifying, the clock added $12 billion to the debt, which is now more than $15.9 trillion.

  791. Marv says:

    Gov Romney strikes me as a gentleman with quiet confidence and one who holds the certitude of his decisions. President Eisenhower impressed me as the same type person, particularly when he was General Eisenhower.

  792. J T says:

    805. The RNC chair is from Wisconsin also. Thompson will have the $$$ he needs. Koch Brothers too

  793. ssq says:

    I am ssq. I make no apologies for myself. And Brandon is a woman?

  794. SoHope says:

    the debt clock will likely hit 16T very soon after Obama accepts the nomination

  795. Marv says:

    #814 J T,

    Good catch, thanks for the reminder. I think Tommy smacks Baldwin pretty hard.

  796. f9gopguyIN says:

    814. I’m quite aware that his is, it’s just that every penny counts.

  797. RottiLargo says:

    I received this email from one of my Paul supporting associates last night. Forgive the length of the post. It IS worth reading (SPOILER ALERT! He IS going to vote for Mitt)

    True liberty lovers and patriots have a choice this Presidential election. The differences between the two candidates are not great. Both are big government progressives and support many of the same programs. Neither will stop out of control government spending nor will either of them respect our God given rights protected by the Constitution. Their records speak for themselves. So what should one do this Presidential election? Vote for none of the above? I make it no secret I was a Ron Paul supporter, or rather I support the principles Ron Paul stands for. America has missed a golden opportunity with Ron Paul. So I could vote my conscience and write in Ron Paul and I suspect many other Ron Paul supporters will do just that. I could vote for Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party, although he seems more of a LINO, Libertarian In Name Only, and not a true Libertarian. I suspect some will do that as well. In the end it is something of a protest vote. However before making this decision, let me tell you what I have been considering.

    I am sick and tired of having to choose the lesser of 2 evils. The only Presidential Candidate I ever actually voted FOR was Ronald Reagan. Every election since then has been a vote AGAINST the other guy. This election I wanted to believe in someone and to vote FOR someone again…and again the political process has failed me. I am stuck with either the lesser of 2 evils or some third party protest vote. That’s the way it is and I, we all, have to face it. So I consider the following.

    Three of the Supreme Court Justices are in their 70’s. Some may die in the next 4 years, and some may retire. In either case, the next President will probably have the opportunity to appoint at least 2 Supreme Court Justices. Obama’s recent appointees are no friends of the Constitution and their appointments has created a very dangerous situation for our liberties. Obama’s Justices have, and will continue to, vote away our Constitutional Rights to further their progressive agenda. Supreme Court rulings are usually close and the change of just one vote is enough to cause almost irreparable destruction of our fundamental human rights. Having 2 additional votes is a nightmarish situation almost too terrible to even contemplate. Obama has shown his absolute disrespect of the Constitution by his two Justices. To think he would not choose even more radical anti-Constitutional progressives if given the chance is sheer insanity. I don’t know what kind of Supreme Court Justices Romney would appoint, but there is a chance he might, just might, appoint Justices who understand the foundation of our Republic and who will respect the rights enumerated in the Constitution.

    Congress has no backbone when it comes to confronting Obama. True, there are some notable exceptions but by and large, Congress has been little more than a toothless lap dog against Obama’s pit bull administration. One of our Constitutional checks and balances is Congress controls the budget and can vote to prevent the Administration from spending money on policies which Congress has not approved. Although Congress could refuse to fund Obama’s overreaching policies and fiats, Congress can not pass a budget, and refuses to defund anything – even for those things which they strongly object.
    In other words, the President does what he wants when he wants. Congress is irrelevant to him. He rules like royalty, signing executive orders, daring Congress to do something…anything. And Congress sometimes with an occasional whimper, sits by and does nothing. The one thing restraining Obama is he needs to be reelected. If he does what he really wants to do before the election, too many people will wake up and the people will force Congress to actually grow a spine and do something. With no need to worry about reelection, Obama could and would unleash hell on Earth. Romney, being a first term president would tread much more lightly.

    It is true that both Obama and Romney are big government progressives. Obama is “for” the common man and woman, making citizens and illegal aliens dependent on government handouts. This is nothing more than making them modern day slaves with their vote their only obligation to the slave master Obama. Obama has never created anything. He just takes the work and wealth of others and hands it out for his own benefit. Obama is depending on class envy to get reelected. Romney at least has met a payroll, and enabled some successful businesses. He has also shutdown some businesses which were or would never be profitable. Painful to the employees and investors, yes, but in the end, prolonging the agony would do no one any favors. Better for everyone to move on. This is how free markets are supposed to work. There is nothing wrong with this. However Romney still thinks government can solve our problems. All it takes is one look at the Romney’s record as Governor of Massachusetts. My concern is he would try to manage the Country the way he managed Bain, picking winners and losers in business. Central control and guidance of the economy is impossible. Only the “invisible hand” of free markets can, if left free to work, be everywhere to balance wages, production and profits. It is not the role of government to pick winners and losers in business, and it absolutely not the role of government to bailout private businesses like General Motors, AIG, Fannie Mae, TARP and Wall Street banksters with tax dollars. The Republican Party 2012 Platform has some good planks, some which go too far, and some which don’t go far enough. I don’t get too excited about the platform because Republicans immediately junk the platform after the election and go back to business, I mean politics, as usual.

    So what to do? Obama is not an option. Romney does not excite me. Romney may surround himself with enough advisors and Cabinet members to limit and hopefully prevent, large scale government programs and start to scale back out of control government spending. As much as I would like to believe this will happen, past experience has been this will not be the case. Therefore what to do? Almost all politicians care about one thing, and one thing only, and that is being re-elected. In other words, they lack any real principles. Understanding this makes it clear what we have to do.

    We must work for and vote for political candidates and incumbents who honor and respect the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, who support limited government, and who will put an end to crony corporatism and the welfare state. Do not stop here and fall asleep! It is essential to remind these politicians that you are watching and will hold them accountable each and every day. Follow through with actions! We have to continuously engage them on the issues. Tell them how you stand on the issues, criticize them when they do wrong, and thank them when they do right. This means staying informed, involved, and keeping our Congress on speed dial. Recruit others and get them involved as well. This is critical. Your children and grandchildren are depending on you.

    With Romney there is a chance we can buy enough time to pull our Country back from the abyss. With Obama, there is no chance and we are doomed. There will be some who say I am sacrificing my principles, to them I say you are partially right. I will momentarily put them on life support while casting my ballot, and while standing there, say a prayer for my Country and myself, for the wisdom to recognize tyranny in all its forms and strength and courage to resist it everywhere and at all times. As I walk out of the poll, I will renew my principles and fight ever harder for them for the stakes are too high not to.

    So I will vote for Romney – reluctantly.

  798. f9gopguyIN says:

    that should of read “I’m quite aware that HE is”.

  799. jason says:

    SusyQue might be on to something. They should put the clock on the background of every ad and every campaign appearance.

    Ok so I stood up for Susyque twice in the last five minutes.

    No need to call an A-hole Club emergency meeting. I will be back to normal soon I promise.

    It was probably something I ate.

  800. jason says:

    ” So I will vote for Romney – reluctantly.”

    Frankly I have no patience for these people.

    He wants a freaking medal for seeing the obvious? He wants a pat on the back for having 2 points more of IQ than Bunu?

    He can take his reluctant and shove it up his ass.

  801. J T says:

    818. Agreed. Get your point. We need $$$ for other races, and we do not want thompson to siphon the tank

  802. rdelbov says:

    EPA wants to put thousands of work in Ohio!!

    The EPA wants to double the fine on Navistar engines. High paying union jobs are at stake. Here’s a sweet issue for Romney to campaign on.

  803. Marv says:

    #822 jason,

    Everything is going to be OK. College football starts this weekend and Romney will win in November and that’s all there is to it.

  804. rdelbov says:

    oops out of work in Ohio

    my bad but not as bad as EPA

  805. RottiLargo says:


    Many of his fellow Paul supporters were on that email list. He was not looking for a pat on the back. He was looking to convince them to join him.

    The author is a good family man, a hard worker, and a veteran of the armed forces (and a multi term Republican committeeman) He does not deserve your contempt.

  806. I wish I could be as sure of a Romney win as some of you. I just fear the IQ level of our country has gotten too low.

  807. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    778.Moderate Dem 85 says:
    August 31, 2012 at 12:56 pm
    I came here the other day and there were folks like DW, Bitterlaw, MD, and such posting. It was actually an intelligent conversation.

    Who the hell is Ron Burgundy, and where did he learn to type?


  808. jason says:

    ” He does not deserve your contempt.”

    Go here and then come back and tell me that again.

  809. RottiLargo says:


    I work with him as part of a local taxpayer group on a weekly basis. Whatever your opinions of the Paul wing of the GOP as a whole, he is exceptional (and unlike most of them, he’s not an atheist)

  810. jason says:

    ” I just fear the IQ level of our country has gotten too low.”

    The problem is that the Democrats might have finally achieved their goal of having a majority of nanny-staters who prefer to have the government make decisions for them and to provide for them.

    I am still firmly convinced that this is a purely ideological election. People will be voting on the nanny state. Pure and simple.

    And the Democrats have managed to get so many people dependent on the government that they have a good shot at winning.

  811. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:


    I do not get this worship of Ron Paul, he is only one man that has been pretty ineffectual. That said, I also do not get why the powers that be need to keep him hidden. I am sure I don’t know everything that goes on, but sunlight is a pretty good disinfectant for corruption and cronyism.

  812. Hugh Hewitt says:

    I’ll spend the show today collecting reactions, but this much is clear: Mitt Romney is a very talented, very mature and very focused man whose entire life has prepared him to take on the enormous problems he will be inheriting. He has a few more tests before the election, especially the three debates, but the president and the Chicago gang know that for the first time since he lost to Bobby Rush, President Obama is facing an opponent who overshadows Barack Obama in political skill and who is actually going to be equally funded. It goes without saying that the ideas Romney champions are far superior to those of the hard left ideologue who campaigned on “hope and change,” hut even with the smoking ruins of the Obama presidency in plain view for all to see it was still necessary fo Romney to demonstrate the poise and statute that people want of their president. He did that. He did far more than that, in fact.

  813. INDIA PAPA 727 says:

    When the sucklers on the public tit outnumber those providing the tit, the outcome is acedemic.

  814. jason says:

    Look Rotti, nothing personal, but I think anybody who remotely considers themselves conservative and still have doubts on whether to vote for Romney over Obama is a moron and a fool.

    If you read through the Daily Paul comments, it is a cesspool of anti-semitic and anti-American propaganda and of outlandish conspiracy theories.

    If you are saying there are exceptions to the madness I can accept that.

    But my basic feeling is that if Paulbots want Obama for another 4 years they deserve to live with the consequences, and I am not going to be begging for them to become rational.

  815. MD says:

    Sorry – not buying into that being the real Hugh Hewitt.

  816. INDIA PAPA 727 says:

    A plethora of sucklers, a paucity of nipples,
    When the money runs out there will be ripples,
    The golden goose we have plucked,
    The taxpayers they have been hoodwinked 🙂
    We are a nation of moral cripples.

  817. MD says:


    If it is really you, mention the Hedgehog Report on your show today.

  818. jason says:

    I agree Hugh. Keep up the good work.

  819. RottiLargo says:

    The statists have successfully destroyed the african american family and they’re doing a mighty fine repeat performance with hispanics.

    They play identity politics and have minorities convinced they need the Government to survive.

    What happens to the GOP when 60+ percent of the white vote isn’t enough?

    More importantly, what happens to America?

  820. jason says:

    Well I read Hugh, it sounds like him.

    Could be a real excerpt and the person who posted it signed his name.

  821. MD says:

    842 – Probably Susy.

  822. jason says:

    ” What happens to the GOP when 60+ percent of the white vote isn’t enough?”

    Or what happens to the Dems when 100% of the black vote is not enough.

  823. Brandon says:

    It’s an excerpt from his blog. I’m betting it’s Susy.

  824. jason says:

    844. Accidentally of course.

  825. jason says:

    Thought so. It’s the way he writes.

  826. Walt says:


    Man stole doctor’s ID, saw 500 patients
    Unsuspecting good looking female patient: “Doctor I have a bad case of laryngitis.”

    Fake Doctor: “Well first let me give you a complete body exam. Strip.”
    Next good looking female patient: “Doctor I have an infected toenail.”

    Fake Doctor: “Well while you are here let me give you a free breast exam, too.”
    “BTW, there has been a sudden epidemic of ticks that seem to hide in the vaginal region, so …”

  827. jason says:

    ” When the sucklers on the public tit outnumber those providing the tit, the outcome is acedemic.”

    The election will let us know how many are on each side of the tit.

  828. INDIA PAPA 727 says:

    For once suckling upon the nipple of security,
    The concept of individualism slips into obscurity,
    The Pavlovian mutts have been taught to slobber,
    The boiling frogs float like a bobber,
    Upon the tree of tyranny we must piss,
    Or sink forever into the statist abyss.

  829. waaah, wah says:

    Under Romney/Ryan administration….little by little those dependent on government handouts and free-bees will be weaned off like a baby who is weaned off the bottle or the breast. I speak of those who are under 55 years old and certainly not the infirmed nor the challenged..

  830. rdelbov says:

    I notice lots of polls this year where AA vote has been strange for Ds. I am certainly not basing any Romney hopes on an AA GOP surge but…..

    1st % of AA’s voting will be down from 2008. We see that already not just in polls but in registration numbers.

    2nd the % of AA votes for Obama will be 97% like in 2008.

    that ship has sailed and yes Obama missed it or is he an empty chair?

  831. SOOZY says:

    You said tit!

  832. Tim says:

    Hugh Hewitt? Hmm…..

  833. if Susy did that, her strangeness just grows w/ that

  834. jason says:

    That is a Drudge joke?

    Ok I will counter with a dumb blonde joke:

    Two blonds find three grenades, and they decide to take them to a police station.

    One asked: “What if one explodes before we get there?”

    The other says: “We’ll lie and say we only found two.”

  835. jason says:

    Did you know there are dumb blonde guy jokes too:

    A blond man shouts frantically into the phone
    “My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes apart!”
    “Is this her first child?” asks the Doctor.
    “No”, he shouts, “this is her husband!”

  836. INDIA PAPA 727 says:






  837. MD says:

    845 – the problem jason is that the AA percentage is increasing (at a slower rate now) than the caucasion percentage which is in decline. The real issue, and future, lies with the Latino community. In 20 years Latinos will account for 25 to 28% of the overall pop if trends continue. AA’s – 15%, maybe less since the Asian community is growing quickly as well. Then, they will be completely ignored.

  838. jason says:

    Excellent, always admire people who have more time on their hands than I do…..

  839. DW says:

    819 – What this guy doesn’t realize, and what Ron Paul supporters in general don’t realize, is that their vote has nothing to do with principles. They wrongly think that if the candidate they vote for wins, and then messes up that THEY were responsible. Principles only come into play if YOU YOURSELF is elected to public office. But when you go vote, you are looking at a ballot with TWO and only TWO names out of which there will be a winner. All you have to do is ask yourself of the TWO names, which one would you prefer to hold the office. Then mark the ballot accordingly.

    Its not too hard to do. Ron Paul supporters take something so simple and turn it into an agonizing, gut-wrenching dilemma.

  840. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    I saw this comment on another site, thought it was a good one about Clint Eastwood.

    “Sure it worked. Look at the liberal melt down at Memorandum as liberals attempt to discredit Eastwood.
    They are collectively making his day.
    Even Michael Moore has deja vu vapors as he recalls this

    Moore recounted an encounter with Eastwood at an annual National Board of Review film awards ceremony held in New York a “few years ago.”

    “I was there to hand out one of the honors. When it came time for Eastwood to accept his, he went up to the microphone and growled to me in front of the audience, ‘If you ever show up at my house with that camera, I’ll shoot you on sight.’ The audience laughed, I laughed, but the person who issued the threat wasn’t laughing,” Moore added.

    “That creeped me out a bit. I made sure never to go stand on Clint Eastwood’s lawn,” he said.

  841. INDIA PAPA 727 says:

    Go ahead make my day

  842. jason says:

    It’s not a given that the Latino vote will always favor Democrats, not even close to being as monolithic a voting block as the black vote.

    NYC Puerto Ricans are Democrats, but Puerto Rico has a popular Republican governor. I am sure Martinez and Sandoval and Cruz attract a sizable number of Latino votes, not to mention Rubio.

    As more Latinos experience a rise in incomes and opportunity, many vote Republican.

    Hence the interest of Democrats in amnesty. They figure the newer Hispanics will be more susceptible to pandering.

  843. Robbie says:

    The testimonials offered on behalf of Mitt between the 9PM and 10PM were powerful. If they don’t end up as campaign commercials, it’s malpractice.

  844. Bitterlaw says:

    Jason/NYC – I am tired of people who will “reluctantly” vote for Romney or will do so “without enthusiasm.” If they can’t be excited about making the only chance that makes sense to avoid complete disaster, “E” ’em. If their house was on fire would they not allow the fire fighters to save their house because their firetrucks were yellow instead of red?

  845. DW says:

    Rush is waiting for Barack’s brother George Obama, who lives in a hut, to make a video of how Barack helped him in life.

  846. Apologetic California says:

    According to Gallup, Romney looks like he has a negative bounce. Leading by 1 coming in the RNC, behind one the day after. But it’s seven days rolling average. So we shall see a week from now.

  847. MD says:

    865 – I agree but we have to be careful not to do the Buchanan and call them all Jose.

    868 – Is his name really George? For some reason I find that funny.

  848. jason says:

    When that elderly couple talked about their son making out his will with Romney’s help, I have to admit I had tears rolling down my face.

    So sue me.

  849. MD says:

    I suspect that this is the type of election where conventions won’t change things much. The debates should be very interesting though. Things will get very rough.

  850. Apologetic, Gallup going to 7 day tracking this year will help erase any bumps quickly. I believe a lot of people are not as interested as they were in 04 & 08 and that the debates will decide the election. the conventions were very important in past elections, not this one.

  851. wow I posted my comment before seeing MD’s. I guess me and him are getting on the same wavelength on this election.

  852. MD says:–election.html

    I noticed that none of the people here who think Akin will win took me up on my offer of a wager.

    Akin is toast and my offer stands until the end of Sept

  853. DW says:

    870 – Yep…George.

  854. Sir Albert says:

    Eastwood = brilliant. Viral sensation. Ooo actually replied via tweet. That says all you need to know.

  855. DW says:

    871 – Was I the only one who teared up when Mike Eruzione walked out there on stage?

  856. MD says:

    All I am saying about the illegal situation is that maybe a little manners are in order here. I am not for amnesty but if people want to really piss off the fastest growing ethnic group in our country, then we all better get used to Dem control.

  857. I think we’re looking at turnout that might be below not just 08, but 04. Not as bad as 96 & 00 though. Who that favors we can debate, but there’s a lot of folks who were into the 04 & 08 elections that are sitting this one out. It might be why it’s turning into a base election if it stays close.

  858. janz says:

    Weird but fantastic, is the way this Yahoo piece described Eastwood’s convention contribution. But, the comments below, are more revealing, the consensus being that Eastwood only said what had to be said.

  859. DW says:

    Wow…Brokaw is senile…he was saying last night that the Government did the moon landing. What? The Gov’t got bids, and the private sector did all the work.

  860. I agree MD. In fact, you’ll find many Hispanics who are for fighting illegal immigration and anti-amnesty. However once it feels like their being asked to butt out, that’s when they react negatively. I’ve seen many on my side use language towards Hispanics that won’t help us any.

  861. bio mom says:

    The loss in gallup had nothing to do with the convention so cannot be called any kind of negative bounce.

  862. Bitterlaw says:

    MD – Nobody cares when I try to be substantive. I am serious when I say that I would happily grant citizenship to the landscapers that work at 7:00 am in my area if I could ship an equal number of American Democrats to Europe.

  863. jason says:

    Obama has now changed his schedule to chase Romney to Louisiana.

    His stop in Cleveland was cancelled so he can “me too” in Louisiana.


  864. bio mom says:

    The great Obama is now going to Louisiana Monday. He decided hours after Romney announced he was going. Pathetic. Romney, actually, was invited there by Bobby Jindal. Harry Reed has called it hypocrisy or some such thing.

  865. MD says:

    Many of them are dead enders Author. They represent a minority in the party but they never shut up.

  866. @I agree MD. This language tends to come from “true believer” types who still think COD could have won in 2010.

  867. Em En UU says:

    Have you people read Mexifornia? Have you?

  868. DW says:

    By quickly going to New Orleans, Romney put Obama in a box. If he stayed away, he would have looked bad, but if he then went, he would look silly for trying to keep up with Romney.

  869. Brandon says:

    Can’t say that I have.

  870. DW says:

    Biden said today “there is nothing gutsy about giving tax breaks to trillionaires.”



  871. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    885.Bitterlaw says:
    August 31, 2012 at 2:55 pm
    MD – Nobody cares when I try to be substantive. I am serious when I say that I would happily grant citizenship to the landscapers that work at 7:00 am in my area if I could ship an equal number of American Democrats to Europe.

    -I always thought that was a good idea, Bitterlaw. I should have said so. I did not realize how fragile your ego was that you needed confirmation of your views.

  872. Guvmint says:

    I am a trillionaire.

  873. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    I predict that after Romney leaves Louisianna, he will go straight to Cleveland!!**

    **If I am wrong, no one will remember i said this.

  874. MD says:

    He should do that!

  875. Frank says:

    DW says:

    August 31, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Anderson got what .07 of all votes cast? Barely rounded up to 1%?

    It doesn’t matter who he took votes from, it was a Reagan landslide.


    Anderson got 6% of the vote that year. Most of it came from Carter’s total. I remember him saying that he was hoping to get to 6% so that he could get matching money.


  876. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:


  877. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    XM Sirius

  878. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    actually made money on those stocks!

  879. Frank says:

    Robbie says:

    August 31, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Phil or Frank

    Is the Rasmussen swing state data taken from his national polling or is it a stand alone poll?

    Stand alone poll

  880. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC – MD is always saying that I don’t contribute anything and I’m just incredibly handsome. He says that I’m brilliant but I need to show it more in my posts. I just want to be able to show him that I am trying to follow his guidance.

  881. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    “MD is always saying”

    -it’s almost like he was born in Brooklyn to parents of Irish/Italian/Jewish descent!

  882. DW says:

    898—I corrected it later…my spreadsheet had a glitch.

  883. jason says:

    Bitter, we all have our roles.

    If you are Prettyboy, so be it.

  884. Brandon says:

    I’m pretty sure the swing state poll is just taken from the daily tracker.

  885. MD says:

    I have never said you were smart or handsome. You are mistaking me for Dr. jay who is only saying those things so you will release him from captivity.

  886. jason says:

    ” Am I being biased as a Democrat or is SusyQue not quite “all there”?”

    I think “slow on the uptake” is more fitting than “biased” in this case.

  887. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Does anyone know where I would look for that video they showed about Romney before his speech? I have heard very good things about it, I was hoping to watch it.

  888. Bitterlaw says:

    jason – I’m more than just a pretty A-hole.

  889. Brandon says:

    “Rasmussen Reports will be issuing a daily Swing State Tracking Poll from now through Election Day. These results are derived from tracking poll data collected for the seven days ending August 28, 2012. The sample includes approximately 1,300 Likely Voters, and the margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.”

  890. MD says:

    If we get to 1500 can you guys leave it open? We have never had that opportunity. I have a feeling Dave is in zombie land right now. Anyone with kids knows what I am talking about.

  891. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    He might be making plans to never leave the White House.

  892. Bitterlaw says:

    You lie, MD. You wish you could be exactly like me. Well, me with more money…and a working pancreas…and teeth…just like me in every other way.

  893. Bitterlaw says:

    Post MD for MD? Deal. Of course, lisab will screw it up to post a riveting article on why the Sopwith Camel was superior to the Fokker Triplane.

  894. MD says:

    Don’t forget – and the ability to win an election.

    Cream soda!

  895. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    “I have a feeling Dave is in zombie land right now.”

    -My son was born pre-mature, so I had to visit him in the NICU. They had the most comfortable leather recliners in the lounge, I can only hope my snoring wasn’t THAT loud!

    I solemnly swear, on the lives of my granchildren, I will not be the one to type MD. (see Godfather “I will not be the one to break the peace we have made here today!”

  896. MD says:

    919 – I know. She would do that to or Bunu would post something about a Paul convention in West Virginia in September that will gain him all the necessary delegates to remove Romney as the GOP candidate.

  897. MD says:

    921 – Funny. I have an old DVD collection that consists of GF 1, 2 and 3 plus bonus materials. They revealed in the materials that the studio wanted to fire Al Pacino but relented after the murder scene. They showed screen tests of Martin Sheen and James Caan as Michael. Robert Deniro as Sonny. Also revealed that at the end of GF 11 where they flash back to the dinner scene, Marlon Brando was supposed to be there but didn’t show.

  898. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    If #918 is for me, I appreciate it very much!
    (Are A-holes allowed to be so helpful?)

    I just wrote that, now I am thinking I should check which video it is before thanking him!! I am getting gun-shy!

  899. dblaikie says:

    I think it is strange that the Ipsos poll is not being included in the average of RCP! They included the poll when Romney was behind.

  900. Bitterlaw says:

    Don’t forget – and the ability to win an election.

    Cream soda!

    Comment by MD

    Don’t you have to run first, p*ssy?

    2 cream sodas.

  901. @925 RCP has been picking and choosing polls this cycel

  902. Scooter Boy says:

    Team Obama giving out free tickets to bar patrons for Obamas speech at the convention.

  903. MD says:

    Pam Bondi needs to run for higher office.

  904. @929 she needs to run by my place 1st

  905. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:


    I saw some of those bonus items as well, a friend of mine has several books related to the movies. Lots of interesting stories. The first movie was very close to never being shown in movie theatres.

  906. jason says:

    Wow, there is an impressive array of losers here….


    Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin

    Newark Mayor Cory Booker

    Former President Jimmy Carter (via video)

    San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, who will be the first Latino keynote speaker at a Democratic National Convention

    Former President Bill Clinton

    Former Republican Governor of Florida Charlie Crist

    Former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Tammy Duckworth

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

    Georgetown Law School Graduate Sandra Fluke

    Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx

    Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm

    California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris

    Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper

    Montana State Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau

    Former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine

    Lieutenant General Claudia Kennedy (ret.)

    Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California

    CarMax co-founder and former CEO Austin Ligon

    President of NARAL Pro-Choice America Nancy Keenan

    Caroline Kennedy

    Women’s rights activist Lilly Ledbetter

    Obama Campaign Co-Chair Eva Longoria

    U.S. Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts

    Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy

    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter

    U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, together with the women of the U.S. Senate

    Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley

    Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick

    President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund Cecile Richards

    Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak

    Journalist Cristina Saralegui

    Costco co-founder and former CEO Jim Sinegal

    Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland

    Los Angeles Mayor, Democratic Convention Chair Antonio Villaraigosa

    Senate candidate from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren

    Congressman G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina

    Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina Walter Dalton

    The Honorable Arne Duncan

    Former Charlotte Mayor Harvey Gantt

    U.S. Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina

    Former Governor of North Carolina Jim Hunt

    The Honorable Karen Mills

    Congressman David Price of North Carolina

    The Honorable Ken Salazar

    The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius

    The Honorable Tom Vilsack

    Congressman Mel Watt of North Carolina

  907. Phil says:

    So Bibi and Obama’s ambassador to Israel got into a shouting match over Obama’s lack of backbone and slowness in blocking Iran’s rush to complete enrichment.

    This is going to come to ahead BEFORE November 6th.

    Time has run out.

  908. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC – my daughter was premature and had to stay in the hospital for 11 days when she was born. At night, my wife pumped and I had to deliver it to the hospital. The nurses called me the Milk Man,

  909. MD says:

    40% chance of rain next Thursday in Charlotte.

  910. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    @929 she needs to run by my place 1st

    -That will not help your gf heal!

  911. @936 dude, don’t play the guilty card 😀

  912. MD says:

    I don’t think Booker and Nutter are total losers.

    BTW – I think I have to disagree with fellow Ahole Brandon. I heard that Booker will run for gov.

  913. jan says:


    Don’t you think it’s time for a new thread?

  914. Phil says:

    The elephant in the room is that Obama has no intention of doing anything to stop the Iranians from going nuclear. We know it, the Israelis know it, the Iranians know it, the world knows it.

  915. MD says:

    Dave’s busy! Back off!

  916. jason says:

    So how many times will Caroline Kennedy say “you know” in her speech?

  917. Scooter Boy says:

    Someone please help me out here. I could have swore the other day Rasmussen had a poll out showing that a higher percentage of voters expected Obama to win over Romney. I don’t remember the exact number. But today he has a poll out stating that 60% of the people expect the next President to be a Republican. How do these two polls jive or was it gallup that posted that poll?

  918. Robbie says:

    Peggy Noonan was very happy about the convention. She even found Eastwood funny.

  919. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    The Milk Man! I am sure your humor was much appreciated by the nurses! My son was in for 49 days, my wife and I spent a lot of time going back and forth. The pumping lasted until the darn blackout in August 2003, a whole freezer-ful of “White Gold” had to be thrown out. My wife is big on back-up generators now!

  920. MD says:

    jason – I remember that. The lady did not inherit her father’s gift of gab.

  921. Robbie says:

    925.I think it is strange that the Ipsos poll is not being included in the average of RCP! They included the poll when Romney was behind.

    Comment by dblaikie — August 31, 2012 @ 3:22 pm

    Previous Reuters/Ipsos polls were conducted by telephone with live interviewers.

    The tracking poll they’ve begun is an internet poll.

  922. jason says:

    I didn’t say they were all losers, I meant the list has an impressive array of losers.

    They even have a guy who was impeached and disbarred.

  923. jan says:

    Democrats Will Focus on Bush Economics, Not Bush Himself
    In an Obama campaign conference call with reporters, senior adviser David Axelrod said that former President George W. Bush’s policies and legacy — but not Bush himself — will be key to the Obama campaign’s effort to draw a sharp contrast with Mitt Romney, Greg Sargent reports.

    “Axelrod joked that Bush the man would get about as much of a mention at the DNC as he did at the RNC — which is to say, almost none at all — but said Bush economics would be very much on the agenda.”

    Said Axelrod: “We are going to take issue with the policies that were in place in the last decade, because this is where they want to go back to. These are the policies that they want to embrace once again.”

  924. jason says:

    946. That interview cost her a Senate seat.

  925. jan says:

    This must be appealed. We will not allow Obama to steal this election

    Judge Restores Early Voting in Ohio
    A federal judge in Ohio “is giving all voters in the swing state the option of casting their ballot in person during the three days before Election Day,” the AP reports.

    The judge issued a preliminary injunction granting the request from President Obama’s campaign that targets a state law that cuts off early voting for most residents on the Friday evening before a Tuesday election.

    Rick Hasen: “This could get very ugly very quickly. This is certainly not the last word, unless SOS Husted chooses not to appeal.”

  926. Brandon says:

    Booker might run if Christie declines for reelection. But he won’t risk his political future to run against him.

  927. isaywhateveryo says:

    We should probably start making back-up plans just in case this site ever shuts down. I’ve been coming here for 8 years and I’d hate to see the end of this community. I’m also not aware of any other poll watching communities quite like this one.

  928. Brandon says:

    We’ll all congregate on Corey’s blog so he can get some traffic for once.

  929. jan says:

    I like to cruise political wire which is left wing. It’s slanted and doesn’t report any political polls that are bad for Democrats.

  930. jason says:

    It’s painful to watch but here is the you know video… 138 times

  931. @956 didn’t make much difference; Gilibrand got it instead. 2-face empty suit…

  932. rdelbov says:

    labor day and Obama is not where he wants to be poll wise.

    Hello Hawaii

  933. Wobbles says:

    “I like to cruise political wire which is left wing.”

    No need to do that.

    I repeat the best talking points here everyday.

    Save time, read my posts.


  934. @959 heh, I was trying to get a way to mention this myself

  935. Apologetic California says:

    I gather today is the first day that the Death Star can annihilate Planet Libtard? Here comes Romneymoney!

  936. jan says:

    They sound nervous

    DSCC poised to start Ohio advertising
    8/31/12 2:08 PM EDT

    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will begin airing TV ads in the Ohio Senate race next week, according to sources familiar with the plans.

    The DSCC had already reserved airtime for late in the fall campaign, but these ads represent a new investment in the race. The spending is a combination of independent expenditure money and coordinated funds that can be deployed in cooperation with Sen. Sherrod Brown’s campaign.

    Brown is facing a challenge from state Treasurer Josh Mandel. Republicans have looked to the Ohio election as a pickup opportunity since the beginning of the cycle and outside groups have spent heavily there.

    Ohio is one of the difficult races that has taken on new importance for the GOP, ever since Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin sent national conservative groups fleeing from his state last week.

    Republicans believe that Mandel has closed on Brown, though Democrats say the incumbent still has a lead in the high single digits.

  937. jason says:

    957. Well, believe it or not Gillibrand is a better candidate than Caroline Kennedy. I think she would have been a disaster based on that interview. So in effect, we got screwed.

  938. idk Jason, NY is getting deep, deep blue. In fact, it might be less blue then MA

  939. Scooter Boy says:

    I think Romney beating Obama to Louisiana was a brilliant idea. Kind of plays into the leading from behind theme. I don’t know what Team Obama was thinking but they blew this one.

  940. oops I mean it might be bluer then MA

  941. MD says:

    I lasted 10 seconds. Couldn’t take anymore of her.

    Here is a common sense article on food inflation:

  942. phoenixrisen says:

    #962 — Uh huh, sure Brown leads by high single digits. Mandel is going to take Brown out.

  943. Wobbles says:

    ” though Democrats say the incumbent still has a lead in the high single digits”

    My sources confirm this, so I suggest the RNC save money and not fund Mandel.

    Tom Smith is a better investment. My sources say he is closing fast on Casey. Women don’t like Casey’s pro-life stance.

  944. DW says:

    965 – AND they had the information that seven years ago Bush blew it by not getting right down there.

  945. Santorum Jr. says:

    I am cautiously optimistic on Smith’s chances.

  946. BayernFan says:

    RNC Occupy Protesters are sad…..

    “I love that we have an anarchist forum here, and I really love us, but I hate that our forum can’t even talk with their conservative forum,” he said. “The police just silence us, the Republicans just silence us. We are just getting silenced everywhere we go. It’s like no one wants to even hear what we have to say.”

    Read more:

  947. Wobbles says:

    ” idk Jason, NY is getting deep, deep blue. In fact, it might be less blue then MA”

    Yes and no. Some traditional R areas in uptate NY have become bluer, but Rs have had a resurgence in what used to be R territory in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties for example.

  948. rdelbov says:

    I keep saying this until proven wrong.

    The D message is even more unpopular then Obama. In the majority of contested senate races such as CT, NJ, VA, FL, OH, MI, NM and WI the D candidate will run behind Obama.

    There is small proof of that in numerous polls including generic numbers. If the R generic is +1 or +2 in most RV while Obama was leading them you get the idea.

    Not a chance house flips-could see a GOP gain of +5. The senate could be really nasty for the Ds.

  949. BayernFan says:

    I didnt even know that they were there. lol

  950. yeah the protesters were a big bust down here. great job by the police dept.

  951. jason says:

    Hey Wobbles, stop stealing my handle.

  952. jan says:

    Pentagon Threatens Ex-Navy SEAL with Legal Action

    The Pentagon “threatened legal action against the former member of the Navy SEALs who has written a first-person account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, but the author’s lawyer and the book’s publisher, Penguin, said they were proceeding with publication on Sept. 4,” the New York Times reports.

    A spokesman said that the book’s author, Matt Bissonnette, was “in material breach of nondisclosure agreements he signed with the U.S. government” to not reveal classified information.

  953. Frankie Fritz says:

    Right direction/ wrong direction is the key to this election. Our side is united and revved up. In the debates, Romney will defeat ooo. This is the reason he made the foreign policy points in his speech re Iran/ Afganistan. He is telegraphing what angle the debate moderators will come at him with in the debates. In effect, leading them.

    I’ve said this for a long time, the cake is baked. Turnout, which we will have in spades, is the key.

  954. Scooter Boy says:

    DW, I agree. It’s almost unimaginable that they would make a mistake like this after what happened to Bush. I guess they know the media won’t play it up like they did against Bush but people will notice that Obama wasn’t there. These kind of mistakes come from a campaign that isn’t thinking very clearly. This decision was a no-brainer. They must be distracted by the thought that Romneys winning.

  955. BayernFan says:

    So Obama is going to sue a Navy Seal for saying bad things about him?

    What’s next, make fun of Clint Eastwood?

  956. MD says:

    You have said that for a long time? How come I have never heard of you?

  957. BayernFan says:

    Obama to New Orleans: SEE YA MONDAY MAYBE

  958. No Tribe says:

    Romney behind .4 on Pollster. .5 on RCP, 1.5 on NYT’s. One of these is not like the others.

  959. jason says:

    MD, he didn’t say it here….

  960. DW says:

    980 – it really is incredible…when the path of the storm changed to NO, my first thought was that Obama would be right there to get a huge photo op so he could go to the convention and say Bush was AWOL in NO, but HE was active duty!!

    The fact that he flubbed it the same way Bush was accused of…wow.

  961. jason says:

    Statistically there is no difference between those numbers.

    I know. Natehack told me.

  962. jason says:

    Romney will be the first one to say:

    “Heck of a job, Bobby”

  963. jan says:

    They are panicked. Did anyone see the childish tweet Obama sent out last night, like it came from a 16 year old pubescent taunting an ex.

  964. jason says:

    Lincoln Chaffee the latest addition to the Dem convention.

    I guess Jim Jeffords was unavailable and Arlen Specter is sick.

  965. rdelbov says:

    where is Obama golfing this weekend?

  966. Big Joe says:

    Looks like Mitt getting a bounce in RAS but his party ID shift is keeping the bounce in check.

  967. jason says:

    Liar, liar, pants on fire…

    Unless you believe this crock:

    “White House spokesman Jay Carney said Friday that President Obama had decided to go to look at storm damage in Louisiana even before Mitt Romney announced his trip there.

    Mr. Carney said the logistics of arranging a presidential visit take planning, and the White House decided Monday was the best time for logistics and so as not to get in the way of recovery efforts.”

  968. Michael says:

    @990 specter was just diagnosed with cancer, I wouldn’t be making fun of him.

  969. Big Joe says:


  970. Big Joe says:

    Damn, jumped the gun.

  971. jason says:

    ” no Coumo at the DNC?!”

    Hillary is traveling to the Cook Islands and Timor Leste and Cuomo has important meetings in Buffalo.

  972. Corey says:

    How’s that for timing?

  973. Big Joe says:

    Look at Corey sneaking in there to grab the 1000.

  974. Michael says:

    RL Repass Partners
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    Romney 52
    Obama 38

    401 LV

  975. jason says:

    State Dept statement, I kid you not:

    “The Cook Islands this year are the hosts of one of the most important institutions of the Pacific called the Pacific Island Forum,” a senior State Department official said Thursday. “It’s a group that meets yearly with a number of working groups. It’s been in existence almost half a century; it’s very significant.”

  976. Michael says:

    GSG (D)
    Bishop 53
    Altshuler 39

  977. jason says:

    If you accidentally get the M does it count?

  978. SoHope says:

    DNC lineup:

    – Cory Booker, who hasn’t held statewide office;
    – Julian Castro, who also hasn’t held statewide office but apparently is the best Democrats can do by way of a Rubio-esque Latino political rising star;
    – Tammy Baldwin, who’s far left even by the standards of the House Democratic caucus and is highly likely to lose to Tommy Thompson in this year’s Wisconsin Senate race;
    – Kamala Harris, the AG of California and certified union stooge, who’ll likely follow Jerry Brown as Democratic administrator of the state’s Greece-like fiscal disintegration

    That’s basically it. I’m a little curious to see Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy, just because he’s scrapped with Chris Christie a few times. And of course there’s Fauxcahontas, the great liberal hope of the future, who’s already 63 and has run a sufficiently dismal campaign that she’s trailing Scott Brown in the bluest of blue states. Beyond that, it’s nothing but no-names; exhausted party retreads a la Pelosi and Kerry; Charlie Crist and Linc Chafee for comic relief; and a few NARAL/Planned Parenthood types to remind America what’s really important with unemployment still stuck above eight percent. That’s what’s on tap this year from the Party of Youth and Fresh Ideas.

  979. bio mom says:

    From Politico: Seems like they were not going to LA before they were.

    Change in plans: Obama will visit La. Monday

    8/31/12 11:47 AM EDT

    President Obama will visit Louisiana after all.

    Obama campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki told POLITICO earlier Friday that the president had no plans yet to visit the Gulf state and review damage from Hurricane Isaac, even though Mitt Romney announced plans to visit Friday.

    (Also on POLITICO: Romney heads to storm-ravaged Louisiana)

    But the White House announced a few hours later that he is now planning to go there.

    “On Monday, September 3rd, President Obama will travel to Louisiana to meet with local officials and view ongoing response and recovery efforts to Hurricane Isaac,” the White House said in a release.

    The president was en route Friday to Fort Bliss, Texas, where he planned to meet with military service members and their families on the two-year anniverary of his visit there to mark the end of the war in Iraq.

    (PHOTOS: Hurricane Isaac aftermath)

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  980. Corey says:

    It was a legitimate M.

  981. Michael says:

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  982. david says:

    #1014, those fools in WV.

  983. Bitter Kreskin says:

    I lasted 10 seconds. Couldn’t take anymore of her. – MD

    What did MD say after he tried to nail Chekote?

  984. Cory (MMMMM) says:

    Bitterlaw, I’m thinking of adding another ‘M’ to my total. I mean, Corey got this one… and ‘Corey’ is almost ‘Cory’, right? Close enough?

  985. david says:

    Wonder if Manchin is going to have prior family commitments when importants votes come up in Sept & October?

  986. Big Joe says:

    #112 Nice cut/past job

  987. Bitterlaw says:

    Corey does not get the trophy. The rules are very clear. He did not post “M”

  988. Addisonst says:

    I just watched the Clint show on youtube. yes he was halting and stammered a bit. But I don’t see what was so awful. “Biden is the intellectual of the Democratic party” sounds pretty lucid to me.

    I think he delivered some memorable lines that will be used for the next 9 weeks.

    Also, Ryan v. Biden should be on PPV. Biden is going to need a good cut man. He’ll look like Chuck Wepner after 30 minutes.

  989. Corey says:

    What I accomplished is far more impressive.

    Why are you people anti-success.

    I Built It.

  990. rdelbov says:

    I do not buy that NY1 internal poll. The D’s have figured out that they need a lot of margin to overcome the internal poll angle.

    A little skeptical of that WV–anyone have crosstabs?

    I am thinking 40% is Obama’s ceiling there?

  991. jason says:

    “@990 specter was just diagnosed with cancer, I wouldn’t be making fun of him.”

    Hey ahole, Specter has had cancer for years.

    I just said he was sick and he couldn’t make the convention.

    Oh, and btw GFY.

  992. Mr.Vito says:

    I just got here… who got the M?

    Oh, heaven help you all if you let the Canadian get the M again…..

  993. jason says:

    ” What did MD say after he tried to nail Chekote?”

    I think it was “I will never touch another drop of alcohol, I swear it”.

    But it could have been:

    “I should have double bagged”.

  994. Addisonst says:

    Vito is outed as an anti Canadian bigot.

    He is sentenced to listening to Celine Dion cd’s and eating poutine for 30 days.

    Or until Canada wins a Stanley Cup or Super Bowl. Whichever comes first.

  995. jason says:

    Well, it was close to the Kanadian.

  996. jan says:

    Dems plot attack for Charlotte

    Officials say Obama and his allies plan to focus heavily on Mitt Romney’s record as a business executive and as governor of Massachusetts — areas they say Republicans glossed over in Tampa.

    Yet Democratic officials acknowledge their challenge will be to go beyond returning fire with fire, combining attacks on Romney with an affirmative case for Obama.

  997. lisab says:


    your wife pumped?

    i am a firm believer that men should fill the gas tank

    call me old fashioned, but that’s a man’s job

  998. Mr.Vito says:

    “He is sentenced to listening to Celine Dion cd’s and eating poutine for 30 days.”

    Off me now…

  999. Michael says:

    @1024 why don’t you GFY it sounds like you have done it some many times if you are recommending, I will not honor your request.

  1000. Mitt!!!!! says:

    It’ll be Wellstone Memorial II

    A DeadBabyFiesta for the ages

  1001. Brandon says:

    Oh snap! jason he got you so bad there!

  1002. Mr.Vito says:

    Wow… Michael

  1003. Mr.Vito says:

    Do the Captain Morgan pose…

  1004. DW says:

    “Reinvention Smear Convention” is what Hannity is calling the Dem convention.

  1005. Corey says:

    According to Clint Eastwood, Barack Obama is a Philly A-hole.

  1006. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    1013.Corey says:
    August 31, 2012 at 4:19 pm
    It was a legitimate M.

    -If you write something completely different than a simple letter, you do not get the prize! Keep up this type of rule change BS and GF is liable to run his ship aground!

  1007. Addisonst says:

    Vito you can get a reprieve by announcing to all couples when making dinner plans, I’m in a mood for Canadian cuisine.

  1008. jason says:

    “Lincoln Chaffee the latest addition to the Dem convention.

    I guess Jim Jeffords was unavailable and Arlen Specter is sick.”

    Michael said I was making fun of Specter because of this???

    I guess he wants to vie with SusyQue for hall monitor.

    So asinine he might actually have a chance.

  1009. Mr.Vito says:

    “According to Clint Eastwood, Barack Obama is a Philly A-hole.”


  1010. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    1036.Mr.Vito says:
    August 31, 2012 at 4:35 pm
    Do the Captain Morgan pose…

    -The boy has never gone on a date, can’t even vote, do not give him any drinks!

  1011. jason says:

    Canadian cuisine is an oxymoron.

  1012. Bitterlaw says:

    Philly A-holes – We must watch Michael closely. He will either join us one day or become our greatest threat.

  1013. Mr.Vito says:

    “Vito you can get a reprieve by announcing to all couples when making dinner plans, I’m in a mood for Canadian cuisine.”

    Dear couples with dinner plans… Add is apparently in the mood for Canadian cuisine.


    I don’t get it… but I’m just a humbee sock.

  1014. Addisonst says:

    Kommie Kory is the intellectual of the Canadian left. Hey that works internationally too!!!!

  1015. Mr.Vito says:

    or humble… I guess I can be a humbee too.

  1016. Addisonst says:

    oooh look at Vito going greg exact words brady on me. Don’t make me get Johnny Bravo’s shirt to come after you.

  1017. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Clint’s best line was “a grin with a body behind it!”.

    Or it could have been “…..Oprah was crying…..”. Great delivery & timing!

  1018. jason says:

    ” @1024 why don’t you GFY it sounds like you have done it some many times if you are recommending, I will not honor your request.”

    That’s the best you can do?

    Look, why don’t you practice and come back with something better.

    I’ll be waiting.

  1019. Addisonst says:

    the grin line was also classic. But don’t tell the lefty pundits. They say Clint has dementia.

  1020. Mr.Vito says:

    “oooh look at Vito going greg exact words brady on me. Don’t make me get Johnny Bravo’s shirt to come after you.”

    somebody please whip out the add to english translator… or hand over a babel fish

  1021. jason says:

    ” Philly A-holes – We must watch Michael closely.”

    Well, his comment that somehow I made fun of Specter’s illness does qualify him as ahole with a small a, and I did credit him for that.

    But the GFY response shows he still has a long way to go for capital A status.

  1022. Addisonst says:

    Mr. Vito are you too young to remember the brady bunch? Or not seen them in rerun form?

    Cmon they had an astroturf lawn.

  1023. lisab says:


    BROKAW: ‘Too many words’…


  1024. Michael says:

    @1051 I am not going to stoop to your level.

  1025. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    thanks for the video, nice job they did. Mitt’s father seemed like a real tough cookie.
    How was his dad able to even run for President? He says himself that he was born in Mexico.

  1026. Mr.Vito says:

    I have watched a number of Brady Bunch episodes, but I am far from an expert… I know the characters and their personalities, and recognize their house, their kitchen, and their living room/den. I only remember bits about the episodes.

  1027. jason says:

    Well the native born American thing is open to interpretation. I believe his parents (George Romney’s) were both US citizens, so Romney’s dad would have been a US citizen from birth, if not a “native born”. McCain was born in Panama, which was a US territory, and both of his parents were US citizens.

    The question to be resolved one day will be if “native born” means you have to be born in the U.S., or whether having both parents as U.S. citizens and having citizenship from birth is enough.

  1028. jason says:

    @1051 I am not going to stoop to your level

    Lame, but feel free to re-read my comment and point out where I was making fun of Specter.

    I will accept any apology offered.

  1029. Bitterlaw says:

    jason – take a step back. Remember the last time you had an argument with a teenager:

  1030. Walt says:

    1031.“He is sentenced to listening to Celine Dion cd’s and eating poutine for 30 days.”

    Off me now…

    Comment by Mr.Vito
    You will not believe what I first thought Mr. Vito said that MD would have to eat for 30 days when I was scanning and reading furiously to try to catch up on this thread.

    It would probably not get through Dave’s ever alert filter.

    The word that first came to my mind ended in — tang.

  1031. lisab says:

    Michael Moore being fairly lucid

    Filmmaker Michael Moore joined HuffPost Live Thursday and predicted that the influence of money in politics would lift Mitt Romney to victory over President Barack Obama in November.

    “Mitt Romney is going to raise more money than Barack Obama. That should guarantee his victory,” Moore told host Josh Zepps. “I think people should start to practice the words ‘President Romney.’ To assume that the other side are just a bunch of ignoramuses who are supported by people who believe that Adam and Eve rode on dinosaurs 6,000 years ago is to completely misjudge the opposition.”

    Moore said he believes that if the election were conducted “American Idol”-style, and Americans were able to vote from their couches, Obama “would win hands down.”

    “That’s not what’s gonna happen,” he told Zepps. “This election’s going to be decided on who gets out the most people that day. Who’s up at four in the morning, making sure that dozens, hundreds, thousands of people in their communities are getting out to vote. And the Republican machine that is set up and the money behind it to guarantee [what] is really the only important thing — turnout on that day — that’s what looks pretty scary here.”

  1032. jason says:

    Michael is a teenager?

    Oh that’s why he doesn’t know that Chaffee, Specter and Jeffords switched parties and I was not making fun of anybody.

    Ignorance is bliss.

  1033. Walt says:

    I am very disappointed that when you guys were shooting to score the “M” that at least one person (or sock) did not fire off a “M too” or “M 2) maybe followed by an “M not?”

  1034. Michael says:

    @1066. Have known that all three have switched
    parties, you think I just got off the boat yesterday?

  1035. jason says:

    Walt is upset he missed the M boat.

  1036. Brandon says:

    Michael came over on a boat? Damn it, jason is a racist now.

  1037. Michael says:

    @1070 I was brought over by plane, I was adopted remember?

  1038. INDIA PAPA 727 says:


    Interactive painting. use the mouse on the pic.

  1039. jason says:

    So ahole, tell me where I made fun of Specter or his illness.

    It must be somewhere in this post.

    “Lincoln Chaffee the latest addition to the Dem convention.

    I guess Jim Jeffords was unavailable and Arlen Specter is sick.”

  1040. Michael says:

    MN -8 GBA strategies

    Nolan(D) 47
    Cravaak(R) 44

  1041. Mr.Vito says:

    “Michael came over on a boat? Damn it, jason is a racist now.”

    Probably a plane… he was adopted from Russia.

    (Michael may now tell me all the things wrong with what I just said, or congratulate me on being a good sock listener)

  1042. Addisonst says:

    ok there was an episode where Greg insisted that his parents use “exact words” the way you did. Hilarity ensued.

    Johnny Bravo was Greg’s alter ego. A record company was going to make him into a rock star b/c he fit the shirt. You’d think a puppet would know an internationally acclaimed garment like johnny bravo’s shirt. Or maybe it was suit. either way.

  1043. Mr.Vito says:

    Or I could just refresh and see that Michael already repeated what I just said.

  1044. Michael says:

    @1073 I believe you were implying that Specter is just “sick” when it is not more than sick, he has cancer and I feel that it shouldn’t be used to form some witty remarks.

  1045. jason says:

    I guess Michael won’t answer the question.

    A liar and a fraud.


  1046. Michael says:

    @1075 I will say that you are a good sock listener, I did come by plane from my former country of Russia.

  1047. Mr.Vito says:

    #1076 I barely pulled a C in wardrobe history, Add… I had to do some things a sock shouldn’t have to do.

  1048. rdelbov says:

    another trash internal D poll from MN8

    They got the message–no internal polls unless you lead!!!!

  1049. Addisonst says:

    Michael came over on a boat?

    it was a rowboat. Hallelujah.

  1050. Michael says:

    @1079 I am using an iPad it takes a little while to type alright?

  1051. jason says:

    ” I believe you were implying that Specter is just “sick” when it is not more than sick,”


    I was implying another party switcher like Specter was not attending the convention because he was sick.

    I believe cancer qualifies as sick.

  1052. Brandon says:

    Ian Polaris’ hero John Skelton has apparently beaten out Kolb for the starting job.

  1053. Mr.Vito says:

    rdel… maybe we can just assume that the polls are trash unless you say otherwise… probably be easier…

    no offense.

  1054. Mr.Vito says:

    #1083 BAHAHAHAHA! Good one.

  1055. Addisonst says:

    Vito is bloody shirt the most famous garment in history? I’m going more literature and history than religious artifacts. It’s either bloody shirt or Schilling’s bloody sock I would think. Btw do you know him? I hear all socks know each other.

  1056. Mr.Vito says:

    See… I get obscure spiritual lyrics… not brady bunch episodes.

  1057. Mitt!!!!! says:

    Skelton is the better of the two which isnt saying much

    How about that rookie QB for Seattle though, impressive

  1058. lisab says:

    sooooooooo …

    how was the convention?

    i did not see any of it

    on a scale from 1 to 10, ten being high

    how do you rate the gop convention?

  1059. Mr.Vito says:

    The most famous garment in history is the shroud of turin… the most infamous is the blue stained dress.

  1060. Michael says:

    @1085 it is all how we interpret it, I don’t just call it sick, I call it a scar on life. My Gpa had it twice and he died of it the second time this year, we all can have our opinions about it.

  1061. jason says:

    ” I believe you were implying that Specter is just “sick” when it is not more than sick,”

    I guess when you are losing an argument you go for muddling the waters.

    Highly successful in this case.

  1062. Michael says:

    @1092 7/10 first night, blawwww

    Second and third nights were pretty good.

  1063. Mr.Vito says:

    I was more interested by the glove that didn’t fit so one had to acquit, myself.

  1064. Addisonst-Hammer Time says:


  1065. Addisonst-Hammer Time says:

    shoot. premature enumeration

  1066. Addisonst says:

    reload mc

  1067. jason says:

    Oh, so I should have said

    “Specter cannot attend the convention because he is more than sick”.

    I get it now.

    You are a moron.

  1068. Mr.Vito says:

    Sock’s have a mental telepathy… strange because our heads are filled with fluff. So yes we do know each other in a way… Sometimes the baa ram ewe thing just comes out. I think we are brothers and sisters with a common shepherd.

  1069. ssq says:

    “on a scale from 1 to 10, ten being high

    how do you rate the gop convention?”


  1070. Michael says:

    @1101 no maybe if it went like…
    “Specter cannot attend because he has cancer,” that is fine, I don’t see any humor or witty retort in saying that.

  1071. Michael says:

    Electionprojection is about going to get VA red soon! I can feel it.

  1072. Brandon says:

    Yawn. This “fight” sucks.

  1073. Addisonst says:

    Jerry Seinfeld sock bigot? You decide:

    Socks are the most amazing article of clothing. They hate their lives. They’re in the shoes with stinky feet, the boring drawers. The dryer is their only chance to escape and they all know it. They do escape from the dryer. They plan it the night before. “Tomorrow. The dryer. I’m going. You wait here.” The dryer door swings open, the sock is waiting up against the side wall.

    Jerry: He hopes you don’t see him, and he goes down the road, da da da, da da da da.
    Jerry: They get buttons sewn on their face, join the puppet show!

  1074. jason says:

    Hey Michael, GFY again, you are a complete moron.

    There was nothing in my statement that made fun of Specter or his cancer.

  1075. jason says:

    Fight’s over. The one percent of my brain that I used to wage it is tired.

  1076. Mr.Vito says:

    Is Specter’s ghost a redundancy?

  1077. Michael says:

    @1108 I hope you find comfort with your statement, you can shut a computer screen off, reality cannot.

  1078. jason says:

    Where is Wobbie Troll, not much smarter than Michael but at least writes in coherent sentences.

  1079. Brandon says:


  1080. Marv says: has a list of 10 winners and 10 losers from the Republican National Convention. Here is one of the winners. (Take that, mofo’s)

    From the link below:

    Rick Perry

    “The Texas governor didn’t speak at the convention, but he worked tirelessly to reconnect with the Texas conservative grassroots activists who spent the week in Tampa, and he was a ubiquitous presence on Fox News and conservative radio row. Anyone who thinks that Rick Perry is a lame duck just yet is … well, lame”

  1081. Mitt!!!!! says:


  1082. Addisonst says:

    The Mt. Rushmore of US Clothing items.

    Not ranked in order but there can only be 4:

    OJ Glove,
    Monica Dress,
    Michael Jackson Glove,
    Schilling Sock.

    I only put Schilling in there so Vito wouldn’t throw a hissy fit.

  1083. Tim says:

    I’ve always been kind of torn between Schilling’s sock and the Shroud of Turin.

    Since I’m a baseball fan, I go with the sock……

  1084. Addisonst says:

    I wonder if Vito’s wife left him for Schilling’s sock. Something is amiss there.

  1085. Michael says:

    @1112 maybe you should be in school then, between all the stupid teachers and bad education I am sure you could take an advanced reading class. I am sorry, you will probably have to bring your own book like I do, all they serve up is stupid liberal literature.

  1086. bio mom says:

    Sorry for all that stuff above.I did not know so much got copied.

  1087. Tim says:

    Oops, I’m posting in the middle of a brawl.

    I’ll just read posts quietly, in the corner.

  1088. lisab says:

    list of what went wrong at the gop convention

    1. isaac
    2 the Ron Paul Revolution
    3 the peanuts
    3 paul ryan’s factually challenged speech
    4 constant distractions, on stage and off
    5 clint eastwood debates an empty chair

  1089. Addisonst says:

    Tim you think there’s a brawl between Vito and Schilling’s sock?

  1090. janz says:


    1. Isaac skirted Tampa

    2. Paulbots were less disruptive than the last convention.

    3. The peanuts encounter was false.

    4. Fact checks, which checked on the media fact checks, proved otherwise.

    4. What destractions?

    5. The chair that will go down in infamy and grace posters and ad copy in the future.

  1091. Addisonst says:

    chrissy matthews goes over the edge:

    Matthews said he told the rowdy group, “What’s this, a douchebag convention?”

    The Republicans became angry and retorted back.

    “I told him that’s next week,” said New York delegate Anthony Nunziato, referring to the Democratic convention in Charlotte, N.C., that will start on Tuesday.

  1092. Walt says:

    So Michael descended from the skies!

    Is our Michael the fallen arch angel of darkness?

    or maybe I got it all wrong.

  1093. Mr.Vito says:

    “Matthews said he told the rowdy group, “What’s this, a douchebag convention?””

    It must be if he’s there.

  1094. Mr.Vito says:

    Not all wrong, Walt, just most…

  1095. Addisonst says:

    not sure that ‘douchebag convention” might not be some sort of trademark infringement around here. Bitter should do some research.

  1096. Mr.Vito says:

    Back later…

  1097. jan says:

    RNC Ratings Night Three: Romney Results In Ratings Rise, Only FNC Retains Viewership Compared to 2008

  1098. Pitchaboy says:

    India Papa, you write some good poetry. Why is there an India in your name?

  1099. janz says:

    Confirmed, line-up of speakers at democratic convention is simply terrible

    – Cory Booker, who hasn’t held statewide office;
    – Julian Castro, who also hasn’t held statewide office but apparently is the best Democrats can do by way of a Rubio-esque Latino political rising star;
    – Tammy Baldwin, who’s far left even by the standards of the House Democratic caucus and is highly likely to lose to Tommy Thompson in this year’s Wisconsin Senate race;
    – Kamala Harris, the AG of California and certified union stooge, who’ll likely follow Jerry Brown as Democratic administrator of the state’s Greece-like fiscal disintegration

    This article brought up an excellent question: why isn’t Andrew Cuomo on the docket?

  1100. Addisonst says:

    I wish people would stop saying Obama is following Mitt into Louisiana. That’s racist talk.

    He’s leading from behind.

  1101. Michael says:

    @1128 yeah absolutely wrong.

  1102. Walt says:

    1116.The Mt. Rushmore of US Clothing items.

    Not ranked in order but there can only be 4:

    OJ Glove,
    Monica Dress,
    Michael Jackson Glove,

    Nomines to add to this list are:

    –Trevon Martin’s Hoodie
    –Jane Russell’s underwire support bra invented by Howard Hughes
    –The first ever bikini, invented by Lewis Bikini, of Cleveland Ohio

  1103. rdelbov says:


    I hate to call BS on anything in Newsmax but their factcheckers are pitiful.

    I love the military and anyone of pushes their best interests.

    Just some simple facts.

    200,000 servicemen are overseas right now. The idea 58K are from Ohio is beyond silly. Likely about 8K are from Ohio and as 09-01-2012 1400 absentee requests is doing better good.

    Conservative news sites need to be more accurate. That was Huffpo like in its errors.

  1104. Addisonst says:

    Booker is an interesting choice for the dems since he decried the ripping of bain capital.

    I’m surprised they’re letting him off the plantation.

    He at least is an up and comer in their party.

  1105. janz says:

    How the chair actually ended up on stage is more complicated. A Romney aide said they did not know in advance that Eastwood would use the prop. The actor asked someone to fetch it for him before going on stage and the person assumed Eastwood would sit on it.

    “I never discussed, I mean, about a chair,” the aide said. “It was an idea, a moment that moved him, I would say, and he went with it. … He hit points that he’d hit before in the funders and were good points. He just chose this narrative way to deliver it.”

    BTW, Obama caught wind of the ’empty chair’ act, and actually tweeted that “this chair is taken.”

  1106. Walt says:

    Add to the list of clothing nominees:

    the hat that Where’s Waldo wears.
    (what hat IS the most famous hat of all?

    Would it be the Kirwood Derby from Rocky and Bullwinkle?

    Was it the cap made with Samson’s hair thart some cartoon character wore and then had great strength?

    Other famous real hats? Maybe the one worn by Clem Kadiddlhopper (Red Skelton)?

  1107. Michael says:

    SUSA poll, after speeches last night, more willing to vote for Romney than Obama, Romney taking huge chuck of undecideds

  1108. Michael says:

    North Carolina
    Civatas/National research institute

    Romney 45
    Obama 45

    I truly thought this poll was being released in September, obviously misinformed.

  1109. Michael says:

    Guess why on Tuesday, the opening of the DNC the national debt will cross the $16 trillion mark. Great more money that I will have to pay back on my back!

  1110. Scott says:

    I believe this No. Carolina Poll is from jen/Dustin/Melissa.Civitas has nothing on its web page and the National Research Institute is a pharmasutical website.

  1111. janz says:

    Thanks ad!

  1112. Scott says:

    Thanks for the information.The Survey USA poll is for the State of Florida and shows by a 38/23 margin Indies and Dems going to Romney as compared with Indies and Reps. switching to the O Man after the GOP Convention.
    Also,by a 41/23 margin,all Floridians gave the Eastwood performance a thumbs up.
    The Party ID for the poll is 40(R), 33(D) and 37(I&O).

  1113. Addisonst says:

    As i said earlier. I don’t get what the problem with Clint was. He’s old and takes longer to communicate. But I think he got his points in effectively and I don’t think people are going to side with Chris Matthews over Clint on this.

    My guess is the average disinterested independent will see the clint youtube and concur with him. And that would be why the left is so upset.

  1114. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    1146.Michael says:
    August 31, 2012 at 6:13 pm
    Guess why on Tuesday, the opening of the DNC the national debt will cross the $16 trillion mark. Great more money that I will have to pay back on my back!

    -Ok, Michael, slowwwwwly back away from the iPOD, get off your arse, go out the front door, take your shoes off, and walk in the grass, look at little bugs, smell some flowers! It is depressing enough to have to deal with normal life, but knowing there is some 17 year old adopted kid from Russia lamenting future deficits is too much! Go do a panty raid on the high school soccer team! Anything where you can take pictures and we can giggle like sophomoric teenagers again!!!!! NOW GO, AND ACT IMMATURE!

  1115. voice of reason says:

    The Dems are attacking Clint? That is like going negative on John Wayne. Has everyone gone stark raving mad.

  1116. jason says:

    ” 200,000 servicemen are overseas right now.”

    More like 270k….

    There are 90k + just in Afghanistan
    53k in Germany
    37 k in Japan
    30k in Korea
    15 k in Kuwait
    10k in Italy
    10 k in the UK

    Then there is Turkey, Spain, Cuba, Portugal, Belgium, Bahrain, Egypt with significant deployments and a host of small deployments is another dozen countries.

  1117. jason says:

    You can bet Booker will pretend he is a flaming moonbat.

  1118. jason says:

    The Condensed Liberal Handbook of Racial Code Words by Michelle Malkin

  1119. rdelbov says:

    should have said +200K

    roughly 10K should be from Ohio–of course if their homebase is Ft Campbell KY or Camp LeJune they might be registered in KY or NC.

    Ohio, if I recall correctly, has very few military bases where units are based at. Not alot naval or airforce units there. No army units that I can think of. So could be less then 10K.

  1120. mnw says:


    Probably posted previously, but just in case:

    Today the Missouri Farm Bureau withdrew its previous endorsement of Akin. The Farm Bureau is a major GOP player in MO, & this means several hundred thousand MORE $$$ that Akin won’t have.

    Also, the Farm Bureau has a presence in ALL of MO’s 100+ counties.

    This is SO cheap & SO wrong: “If Akin is tied in a month, the money will show up.” BULLZH*T!

    The “Akin campaign,” what’s left of it, is like an old-fashioned Ernestine-era telephone switchboard where another plug gets pulled out each day.

  1121. jason says:

    I hope they pull the plug before 9/25.

    Unfortunately this guy seems like a deadender.

  1122. Michael says:

    I saw it on twitter, I don’t know why they didn’t provide a link, they were legitimate though because they also provided the previous West Virginia polls I posted.

  1123. Robbie says:

    Newton Leroy Gingrich offered support to Akin yesterday.

    Great. Maybe Sharron Angle can cut and ad for him.

  1124. mnw says:


    U r “the Akin” of HHR. Butt out.

  1125. Michael says:

    GBA Strategies

    Garamendi(D) 54
    Vann(R) 39

  1126. Brandon says:

    Anybody see if Reuters updated their tracking poll for today?

  1127. Mr.Vito says:

    Charleston Daily Mail

    Romney: 52
    Obama: 38

    Tomblin: 56
    Maloney: 35

    Capito: 48
    Rockefeller: 44

    Walt’s backyard…

  1128. mnw says:

    UE report comes out on Friday, just as the zero festival achieves its climax.

  1129. Jeff P says:

    Brandon… just checked on Reuters. Romney favorability went up to 50%, huge gain from beginning of week. But back to him being up 1 in LV poll.

  1130. mnw says:

    The MSM are rolling in happy pigzh*t over “Rove’s threat to murder Akin.”

    The DEM/MSM haven’t had this much pure FUN since Mark Foley felt up the pages.

  1131. Jeff P says:

    Rove is stupid for giving them more to talk about on Ache-n.

    Loose lips sink ships….

  1132. Brandon says:

    Thanks. Guess we’ll have to wait a few more days for things to shake out a bit.

  1133. mnw says:

    Don’t look now, MD, but gold is skyrocketing.

    I can’t decide if that means that 1) zero wins; 2) Bernanke is an idiot; or 3) Europe is imploding.

    Maybe all of the above?

  1134. mnw says:

    Right! If Rove would just SHUT UP, the MSM would lay off Akin, fur sure! /s

  1135. Jeff P says:

    Clips from Romney visit to LA were a plus today and after last night, give more credence that the tin man really does have a HEART. And a BIG one at that.

  1136. Mr.Vito says:

    I got to be the hero today… I won the ticket jackpot in a skill game at stevie b so babygirl got a webkins plush.

  1137. mnw says:

    “Rove is stupid”

    Uh-huh! & u r… smart?

  1138. mnw says:

    Mr V

    Happy 4 u, but NO idea what u r talking about.

  1139. Jeff P says:

    My favorite post from last night…

    Aftet tonight the RNC will have millions of mormons as volunteers to knock on doors, man phone banks and GOTV.

    Comment by todd — August 30, 2012 @ 9:28 pm

    Pretty funny. But, You know that could be true. Glenn Beck was all over it this morning too. I had to drive some this a.m. and happened to listen to him. He is on the Romney wagon now BIG TIME. They are talking Mormon this and that this morning.

  1140. Mr.Vito says:

    “Happy 4 u, but NO idea what u r talking about.”


    I am not old!

    just kidding…

    Let’s just say I won her a popular stuffed animal at a pizza place…

  1141. Scott says:

    #1169- Jeff P.
    Thanks for the link.It should be noted that Romney’s favorability rating in the poll reached 50% today and is on par with Obama,who is at 52%.The Mittster’s positives with Indies has skyrocketed in this poll during the week.

  1142. Jeff P says:

    Comments like Roves distracts from the mission, adds to the noise, less the better. The MSM is going to continue to give distractions all on their own anyway. Just don;t help their cause. This election is about the undecided and independents the less noise the better in the MSM in my view. It was a stupid comment/joke to make. ROVE = GWB

  1143. AuH2ORepublican says:

    #1172, mnw, I don’t know why the price of gold went up, but I do know that gold bugs aren’t any better at predicting elections than anyone else.

  1144. SoHope says:

    A public university in Colorado may have violated state law by offering students course credit if they volunteered with President Obama’s re-election campaign. A blog post on the Adams State University website billed the opportunity as a “12 week long organizing internship for the Obama Campaign.”

    Both the blog post and the course are now gone. The course was canceled due to lack of interest, according to the university. The blog post was taken down earlier this week after a conservative student blog, Campus Reform, reported on it.

  1145. MD says:

    If we are going to get to 1500, we are going to have to pick things up.

    What can we do? JudyT, where are you?

  1146. SoHope says:

    Baseball sucks!

  1147. MD says:

    Chek – you ignorant slut, time to reveal yourself!

  1148. MD says:

    Air Force sucks!

  1149. MD says:

    Bitter – will you ever win an election?

  1150. MD says:

    MFG – your predictions suck!

    C’mon – lets get something going.

  1151. MD says:

    The north would kick the south’s as* again !

  1152. MD says:

    MNW – Tell us your thoughts on Hispanics again.

  1153. Bitterlaw says:

    MD – I just got back from a walk with my wife. We walked to where we had our first date 22 years ago today. Then we walked to the bar wherewe started talking for the first time. I had 2 drinks. I haven’t had alcohol in at least 2 years. I am feeling it.

    You want to start with me, MD? GFY.

  1154. MD says:

    I think Wes left because he is supporting Obama.

  1155. MD says:

    Bitter is a degenerate drunk!

  1156. Bitterlaw says:

    MD – You want to start a fight, you amateur? Watch this:

    Hey, MFG – Pennsylvania may have stupid voters but they aren’t dumb enough to live in a city nelow sea level and complain when it floods.

  1157. MD says:

    Did you apologize to your wife? Don’t act like you don’t know exactly what I mean!

  1158. SoHope says:

    Kate Upton is not that h…..ahhhhh, I just can’t type it

  1159. mention how awesome Ras is, Scott will go nuts

  1160. MD says:

    LSU blows!

  1161. Jenny come tell me about trailer trash

  1162. MD says:

    Ras is the gold standard.

  1163. jason says:

    If Akin is back in the news Wobbie Troll will give us a blow by blow.

  1164. oops that should read, Yank Mes > Red Sux

  1165. MD says:

    Robbie makes a ton of sense and EPH is the smartest guy on the internet.

  1166. Ron Paul? he’s not the nominee…again

  1167. jason says:

    Nah, Wes would support Romney.

    As long as Romney stayed away from Lincoln or GWB.

  1168. MD says:

    Akin is the gold standard!

  1169. Susie is the moral compass of HHR, she’s 100% right on who will go to Hell or not

  1170. jason says:

    I haven’t had a drink in at least two hours.

    I am feeling it.

  1171. Bitterlaw says:

    More fun topics to get us to 1500:

    I have never served a day in the airforce or flown a plane but I am an expert on war planes because I can type “P40” into google – lisab

  1172. MD says:

    Romney is a huge fan of Lincoln who was the best POTUS ever after GWB.

  1173. jason says:

    Ok Author, you baited Wes and Tim.

    Good luck on reeling them in.

  1174. Bitterlaw says:

    Cutler is better than Joe Montana because Montana rode Jerry Rice’s jock to the Hall of Fame.

  1175. jason says:

    Hmm, plenty of bait in the water.

  1176. jason says:

    Tebow is better than Montana or Cutler.

  1177. Bitterlaw says:

    I’m going for drink 3. You bette all just get the “f” out now.

  1178. MD says:


    Doc’s fb is 87 mph. That won’t cut it.

  1179. jason says:

    I am the HHR gold standard, at least where modesty is concerned.

  1180. Bitterlaw says:

    Of course Tebow is better. He’s not a Jew.*

    *I’m just trying to engourage discussion,

  1181. MD says:

    FDR sucked!

  1182. jason says:

    Romneycare sucks (this is vegetarian bait).

  1183. Addisonst says:

    OMG the Mormons are going door 2 door.

    That’s going to be like the Hare Krishnas in Airplane. They should start in the hood. Just like they do in Africa and S. America.

  1184. MD says:

    Corey kicked Add’s as*!

  1185. Bitterlaw says:

    Yeah, MD. We need baseball analysis from a guy who popped up 15 times in a row.

  1186. Mr.Vito says:

    American League dominance rose and ended with the steroid era…

  1187. jason says:

    COD was a deadbeat.

  1188. MD says:

    I typed that and didn’t even know he had posted. I deserve. Onus points. Ok , things are revved up now.

  1189. MD says:

    Doc looks beat Biiter.

  1190. jason says:

    I thought Harper was not going to get a majority. He must have gotten all the baby seal clubber vote.

  1191. MD says:

    How good am I Bitter? Tell everyone hat just happened.

  1192. MD says:

    Over under on the permanent Ron Paul dirt nap?

  1193. @1243 brother should be in the death pool

  1194. Bitterlaw says:

    COD? conwoman, but i’d hit it

    Already moving on from your sick girlfriend, Author? Heartless bastard.

  1195. SoHope says:

    Labor Unions don’t effectively prevent principals from raping teachers

  1196. Brandon says:

    I can’t believe you aholes are wasting your Friday night trying to get to 1500*…..

    *Just trying to stimulate discussion of course

  1197. jason says:

    What did Ron Paul say?

    “If you have ever been robbed by a black teenaged male, you know how unbelievably fleet of foot they can be.”

  1198. Bitterlaw says:

    Doc gives up homeruns more often than Jul’s felon girlfriends.

  1199. “Already moving on from your sick girlfriend, Author? Heartless bastard.”

    at least I didn’t kill anyone *cough* Josh Hamilton *cough*

  1200. Bitterlaw says:

    Brandon – we don’t have lesson plans to prepare. Then again, neither do you.

  1201. SoHope says:

    Wow, there sure is a dearth of polls the day after the RNC

  1202. math? that crap sucks*

    *Just trying to stimulate discussion of course

  1203. the Rangers? baseball’s choke artists

  1204. jason says:

    ” I can’t believe you aholes are wasting your Friday night trying to get to 1500*…..

    What are you saying Brandon? That you are here because you don’t have a life either?

  1205. Lebron James 1 ring, Texas Rangers 0 rings

  1206. SoHope says:

    wrong, Brandon did the lesson plan during one of his 3 planning periods today.

    What he doesn’t have to do is buy school supplies out of pocket.

  1207. Bitterlaw says:

    What really happened with Author’s girlfriend:

    Hottie – Author, I don’t feel well. My side hurts.

    Author – Wait a few hours. I have to pretend to have a big boy opinion about an Alaska state senate race.

  1208. MD says:

    Sarge is doing the brother in law for Rollins.

  1209. jason says:

    I disagree that the Hobos are drooling senile old farts.

  1210. MD says:

    OK – time for a Howard grand slam.

  1211. Brandon says:

    Nah students don’t start until Wednesday so I don’t need lesson plans until Tuesday night.

  1212. jason says:

    BTW. where has TimV been.

    We should let him know that lisab is not moving in next door, he can come back.

  1213. MD says:

    The Hobo’ s suck!

  1214. Clinton's Cigar says:

    Does anyone know why Wes left (at least prior to his one-time appearance to bash Akin)?

  1215. rdelbov says:

    I believe Tim Tebow has two national championship rings. Plus a Heisman trophy.

  1216. MD says:

    Brandon – I didn’t think you were going back. What is the story?

  1217. SoHope says:

    what would be the first state to leave the union.

    I would guess Texas or Hawaii or different reasons.

  1218. Brandon says:

    Wes was here to bash Akin?

  1219. MD says:

    1265 – he supports Obama and is a regular at KOS now.

  1220. Bitterlaw says:

    My mother-in-law was a teacher. She said anybody who had a lesson plan after 2 years was a sucker – or didn;t know how to teach.

  1221. Dylan says:

    I just bet a very liberal attorney friend of mine that Obama would NOT win by more than 70 EV’s. He took the over. he actually offered the bet. Prize: Bottle of Opus One, any vintage back to 1996. It’ll be a nice consolation if Obama squeaks it out–right before we get sent off to the camps.. . . .

  1222. MD says:

    Let’s give Hawaii to Japan. You wanted it do bad , you can have it!

  1223. Bitterlaw says:

    I believe Tim Tebow has two national championship rings. Plus a Heisman trophy.

    I have a Little League trophy from 7th grade. It doesn’t mean sh*t in the MLB.

  1224. Clinton's Cigar says:

    One post on the day the crap hit the fan, possibly the next). Did he announce he was leaving? Did the A-holes put him in the sock drawer? Maybe a local waitress took him down?

  1225. SoHope says:

    ok enough of this, I am off to pogo to play risk

  1226. Bitterlaw says:

    Was Wes here? I miss that fornicating bastard.

  1227. Brandon says:

    I’m at a different school this year. My old school decided they were going to cut the math department by two people for budget reasons so “last in, first out” applies so it was me leaving as well as another first year person.

  1228. rdelbov says:

    My very quick update is this.

    1. race is effectively tied. I could argue Romney is a tad ahead.

    2. Romney will outspend Obama. Okay Romney and his forces will outspend Obama & his forces.

    3. The energy is clearly on the GOP side. The democrats are like a dreary march to Charlotte and are so joyless with less energy.

    4. The economy is getting worse and this issue will continue to be in the GOP’s favor.

  1229. Brandon will there be HW on day one? I had an English teacher do that to me once

  1230. Clinton's Cigar says:

    1272 – that is a damn good bet for you! excellent prize as well. Hopefully you get the double – the bottle and a Mitt win outright.

  1231. azguy says:

    Everyone ready for the freak show next week? Here they come Carolina………

    “Democratic Convention to bring prominent LGBT attendees to Charlotte

    Openly LGBT members of Congress, activists, politicians and celebrities expected to attend

    By Matt Comer
    Special to LGBTQ Nation


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Democratic National Convention is expected to bring 35,000 convention delegates, journalists and other guests to Charlotte next week. Among them will be big names in the LGBT community known for their work in national and regional politics and in the media.

  1232. MD says:

    FU Sohope for a lack of committment to what really matters – 1500!

  1233. rdelbov says:

    Tim Tebow has more rings then the entire Eagles football team.

  1234. Brandon says:

    It depends what you teach Bitter. There’s so many different math subjects that you don’t always teach the same thing every year. Last year I taught ALG II and Geometry. This year I’m teaching a class called Integrated Math 3 and Integrated Math 4 which are lower level math classes which in essence are preparation classes for the HSPA.

  1235. “I believe Tim Tebow has two national championship rings. Plus a Heisman trophy.”

    not pro, just amateur stuff

    btw i’m a Gators fan but let’s be real here

  1236. Clinton's Cigar says:

    1277 – a one-time missive on the Akin ramifications within a day or so of Akin’s implosive statement.

  1237. Bitterlaw says:

    SoHope has to play Risk because his Dungeons and Dargons club has to go to bed by 9:00.

  1238. AC1 says:

    Wes supports Obama??

  1239. Brandon says:

    Nah no homework per se. Just to take the Syllabus home and get it signed by a parent.

  1240. “Tim Tebow has more rings then the entire Eagles football team.”


  1241. MD says:

    Tenow is the 2012 version of slash Stewart.

  1242. I have to admit, i’m kinda rooting for Tebow to get caught with pot

  1243. MD says:

    Yes, Wes is a liberal now. Sad.

  1244. btw the Tampa Police Dept. made the protesters their b*tch. Barely anything happened. It’ll be interesting to see if Charlotte can replicate that success.

  1245. MD says:

    I was hoping for him to get caught wih heroin and a hooker who looks like Mitch Williams. That would make for interesting headlines.

  1246. what’s his reasoning MD? my brother is going full libtard himself

  1247. Bitterlaw says:

    Slash? That’s cold even for you, MD. Slash also won more playoff games and had a cooler nickname than “Jesus Freak.”

  1248. Brandon says:

    Whoa, I just realized Jul defriended me on Facebook recently. What the hell!

  1249. Clinton's Cigar says:

    1298 – There’s a woman to blame, most likely.

  1250. Super Bowl Rings

    Tampa Bay 1
    Tim Tebow & Philadelphia 0

  1251. MD says:

    Arthur – it all started when Wes saw the light on Lincoln and repudiated the southern cause.

  1252. SoHope says:

    you really do know me, bitter 🙂

  1253. MD says:

    Join the club Brandon. He did that to Bitter and me as well. It is an ahole tradition now.

  1254. Bitterlaw says:

    Jul defriended you? Quick – run for office. You might have a chance to win. I’ve heard rumors it’s fun to do that. Unfortunately, unlike Jul I finished college so the voters hate me,

  1255. Dylan says:

    1282–It would certainly make up for the bottle I had to pay up on myself in 2008 when McCain lost North Carolina. I thought that was a for sure firewall.

  1256. MD says:

    The Yankees suck!

  1257. Brandon says:

    I have no idea. Maybe he deleted his Facebook because I can’t find him on the search.

  1258. Waingro says:


  1259. Jul still follows me on Twitter, I guess I can;t run for office. (Not that i’d stand a chance, i’m more unelectable then COD).

  1260. MD says:

    Brandon – he said he was deactivating his fb.

  1261. MD says:

    Ugh! New thread.

  1262. Scooter Boy says:

    Akin for Pres in 2016

  1263. Phil says:

    I have no idea what Rasmussen is doing with his party ID. No idea at all.

    If you use the new party ID, Romney would be at 50.73 percent this morning instead of the 48 RAS has him at this morning.

    I give up.

  1264. J T says:

    Bitter, to be fair. some of the best writers in US history were from the South. Faulkner, Lee etc..Not all in Miss were Klansmen

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