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Frowny O
Chicago Tribune Editorial • Thu 2012 Oct 4, 1:17pm

Obama slumped his shoulders, smiled mostly to himself, and for some reason kept staring down. He was that guy at the meeting who's surreptitiously checking his email.

Matthew Boyle at Daily Caller • Thu 2012 Oct 4, 11:18am

"…AARP has never consented to the use of its name by any candidate or political campaign,” AARP vice president John Hishta said in a statement immediately after the debate.

18-1 at Ace of Spades • Thu 2012 Oct 4, 10:58am

Obama isn't an idiot, but his intellectual abilities center on blame shifting, reading other's pablum eloquently, and self advancement.

Those abilities don't really sell oneself well when you are already the most powerful man in the world.

William L. Gensert, American Thinker • Wed 2012 Oct 3, 8:17pm

The once unstoppable Obama movement has constipated to a halt. He was once a god, and now he is man -- a nasty, unsuccessful man, who blames everyone and everything for his serial failures.

After all is said and done, what is he left with? The same hardcore group of delusional ideologues who would vote for him even if they came home from work and caught him beating their grandmothers to death with his Nobel Prize -- but these voters were never in play anyway.

Obama is going to lose in a landslide. And Barack Obama, the media, and the polling organizations will be appropriately shocked.

New York Times • Wed 2012 Oct 3, 12:59pm

Peggy Hackney, an analyst working with the New York University Movement Lab, has examined the body language exhibited by President Obama and Mitt Romney in a number of speeches and debates. Here is a look at some of the signature gestures that they use. [Multimedia]

Craig Poe at Ace of Spades • Tue 2012 Oct 2, 9:59pm

27 Romney once saved some puppies from Obama's grill. Even took them on vacation afterwards.

Posted by: Craig Poe at October 02, 2012 10:31 PM (BVkEs)

Romney as sanitation engineer
Charles C. W. Cooke • Tue 2012 Oct 2, 9:54pm

One day I gathered trash as a garbage collector. I stood on that little platform at the back of the truck, holding on as the driver navigated his way through the narrow streets of Boston. As we pulled up to traffic lights, I noticed that the shoppers and businesspeople who were standing only a few feet from me didn’t even see me. It was as if I was invisible. Perhaps it was because a lot of us don’t think garbage men are worthy of notice; I disagree – anyone who works that hard deserves our respect.

Ace of Spades • Tue 2012 Oct 2, 9:52pm

Autobiographies are a bitch.

Sometimes your opponent is working as a garbage man, sometimes you're eating a dog.

Posted by: Whoever this is, it's definitely not Michael at October 02, 2012 10:26 PM (U9Dci)

Robert Ringer at WND • Tue 2012 Oct 2, 12:42pm

Well, wadda ya know, the Duplicitous Despot just happens to be a man badly in need of a serious crisis, and the Middle East just happens to be on fire. … Since Obama beat Mush McCain in 2008, I’ve been warning about the possibility of his declaring a phony state of emergency as an excuse to “postpone” the 2012 elections. … I am by no means 100 percent certain this will happen, but I am 100 percent certain that Obama and his Obamafia would do such a thing if they thought they could get away with it. Maybe it’s just my paranoia, but something doesn’t smell right about the timing of the unusually high level of Mideast madness.

General Woundwort at Ace of Spades • Tue 2012 Oct 2, 11:44am

I'll vet the moderators

Jim Leherer liberal journalist started career on McNeil/Leherer News hour on PBS

Martha Radditz liberal journalist who got her start at The New republic, Married to Tom Gjelten correspondent for NPR as a labor and education reporter

Candy Crowley liberal journalist who has worked for the AP, NBC and CNN, she is a vegetarian and practices Transcendental Meditaion

Bob Schieffer - Bob Schieffer, NUFF SAID
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jc at Ace of Spades • Sat 2012 Sep 29, 9:27pm

something Romney should say at the debates --

"it is important for the American people to vote for me so that the press can go back to actually doing their jobs. We need a free press to watch the government, not a lapdog press trying to run interference for one particular political party."

John Sexton, Breitbart • Sat 2012 Sep 29, 5:29pm

The Obama campaign released a two-minute ad Wednesday which lays out a four point plan for his second term. The ad may sound good to those not paying much attention, but all it really does is rehash old promises and misleading budget plans in a slick new package.

Icedog at Ace of Spades • Sat 2012 Sep 29, 1:13pm

I hope this isn't some type of internal coping mechanism and I'm just fooling myself, but I actually believe these skewed polls are to our benefit.

Many (most?) of the "people" who voted for Obama in 2008 will never admit to themselves that they made a mistake, and many will verbally state they still support him...if asked directly (especially to a faceless voice on the phone).

However, this MSM drumbeat gives them ready-made rationale for not making it to the station to vote ("Of course I wan't Obama to win, I didn't make a mistake, but he doesn't need my vote to win anyway....CNN says it's in the bag".

On the other hand, Conservatives are ready to crawl through broken glass and piles of used Haitian drug needles to vote against Obama....regardless of the MSM fantasies.

Philip Rucker, Washington Post • Sat 2012 Sep 29, 12:19pm

Just minutes before Romney was scheduled to leave town on his campaign plane Wednesday… a Boeing 737 named Ely, which flew in loaded with Ohio veterans returning from a day-long tourist trip to Washington… touched down at Toledo’s airport and parked a few hundred yards from Romney’s plane…. Romney walked across the tarmac to greet the returning World War II and Korean War veterans. He shook their hands, one by one, as they deplaned on a ramp from their Miami Air charter jet. “Thank you for your service,” Romney said, over and over again. “Welcome home.” [Compare the above news version of events with the Washington Post's propagandized version at the link. Or, better yet, don't bother.]

The Other McCain • Thu 2012 Sep 27, 8:08pm

OK, if you believe the polls, Mitt Romney’s 10 points behind in Ohio. But then there are those people — THOUSANDS of people — who stood in line in the rain to get in to see Mitt this afternoon in downtown Toledo [video]

Ian Schwartz • Thu 2012 Sep 27, 7:13pm

"I think they want to do their very best to keep the people of America from understanding exactly what happened. We expect candor, we expect transparency, particularly, as it relates to terrorism," Romney said. "Why is he (Obama) not on the same page with his own administration officials who are saying that this is a terrorist attack? We'll leave it up to you to decide whether it's a coverup or not," Ryan said.

Nighthawk at Ace of Spades • Tue 2012 Sep 25, 12:54pm

[Debates:] My vision is a similar, but more Pythonesque:

Obama walks out on stage

Romney walks out on stage wearing a suit of armor, smacks Obama over the head with a rubber chicken, and then walks off.

George W Beagle at Ace of Spades • Tue 2012 Sep 25, 11:19am

Aha - KT McFarland had the best explanation for why TFG isn't meeting with anyone at the UN - apparently if he does, then Romney will have the right to meet with them, too, and there is no way he wants those photo ops...

Optimizer at Ace of Spades • Mon 2012 Sep 24, 7:02pm

It's axiomatic that the more you dig into a politician's life, the more dirt you dig up. But as you dig into this guy's life, it just makes you look at your own life, and ask, "Why can't I be more like that?"

JackStraw at Ace of Spades • Mon 2012 Sep 24, 6:54pm

…[D]on't get into a door knocking game with a Mormon. Mormons own the door knocking game.

Daniel Halper, Weekly Standard • Sun 2012 Sep 23, 1:57pm

"With so much at stake in this election, both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan should 'go rogue' and not hold back from telling the American people the true state of our economy and national security," says Palin. "They need to continue to find ways to break through the filter of the liberal media to communicate their message of reform."

Palin also suggests that Romney and Ryan can be responsible for an epiphany on this country's fiscal standing. "America desperately needs to have a 'come to Jesus' moment in discussing our big dysfunctional, disconnected, and debt-ridden federal government," says Palin.

Alexander Bolton at The Hill • Sat 2012 Sep 22, 11:08pm

They say Reid, who in July accused Romney of not paying taxes for a period of 12 years, has engaged in political activity that would violate federal rules if not for the Speech and Debate clause of the Constitution.

Reid pounced on Romney on Wednesday for remarks he made earlier this year characterizing “47 percent” …

“He’s campaigning on the Senate floor. It’s the taxpayer-funded Senate floor. The speech had nothing to do with the Senate. It was a pure campaign speech. You couldn’t give it in the rotunda. You couldn’t give it in my office. It’s a taxpayer-funded building,” said a senior Senate Republican aide.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair at Ace of Spades • Sat 2012 Jul 14, 9:44pm

88 Wow. No one here seems to remember how awful Rice was. She was behind Bush's disastrous move leftwards in his second term. She was a failure as SecState. She was a pali supporter who compared their "plight" to that of blacks during Jim Crow. She made that laughable Road-Kill Map - which Israel only accepted with 14 reservations and the palis totally rejected and violated from the first day - which she pulled out every single time she said anything (usually stupid) about the mid-east. She pushed Israel to allow Hamas in the Gaza elections. She screwed up with Russia - allegedly her forte. She practically endorsed Barky while she was SecState and almost surely voted for the America-hating Retard.

Rice is an idiot. She was a total failure. She would be horrible for Mitt to pick, or even to muse about picking. Rice is a lefty who would be more at home running on the dem ticket. I am amazed that people forget all of these things (and more). She was an absolute disaster as SecState and is not conservative in any way, shape, or form.

Adam Shaw at American Thinker • Sat 2012 Jul 14, 7:04pm

“four characteristics that make her the perfect choice for Romney’s running mate…” Foreign Policy Background… Executive Branch Experience… Likeability [heh, poor Mitt]… and Argument/Rhetoric… “Rice knows how to make her point clearly, in a concise and professional manner, and with passion.” [I guess I just bought into the conventional wisdom that she meant it when she said she wasn’t interested. Silly me.]

Charles C. Johnson at Breitbart • Sat 2012 Jul 14, 5:57pm

I have followed the career of Mitt Romney since 1994. I have read every book about and by him, and I have studied every move he made in the land of my birth. This is why I am convinced Romney will choose Condi Rice for the vice presidency: Massachusetts history, inside baseball, tactics, and temperament.

Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit • Sat 2012 Jul 14, 5:20pm

Former Democratic Representative Artur Davis addressed the Northern Virginia Tea Party on Monday. The tea party conservatives embraced the former Alabama Democrat after he gave a fiery defense of conservative Republican policies and rallied the crowd to defeat his one-time political ally, President Barack Obama. Davis invoked both the 1980 Reagan revolution and Rosa Parks, earning him a standing ovation and chants of “U.S.A.” from more than 100 gathered at a restaurant in a suburb just outside Washington, D.C. [Video]

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Ben Shapiro at Breitbart • Sat 2012 Jul 14, 4:53pm

The same SEC form from February 2001 that lists Mitt Romney as “sole shareholder, sole director, Chief Executive Officer and President of Bain Capital … the controlling person of Bain Capital” also lists over a dozen other managing directors of Bain Capital, Inc. -- all of whom were undoubtedly more active than Romney was during this period. And President Obama took money from many of them.

William A. Jacobson at Legal Insurrection • Sat 2012 Jul 14, 4:27pm

The Boston Globe has broken the story that Mitt Romney remained CEO of Bain Capital until 2001, even though he has said he was not involved in deals after 1999… Obama campaign officials are treating this as huge breaking news, even suggesting criminality… Whatever else it was… it’s old news repackaged by the same newspaper which first published it a decade ago… Update: The Globe has taken down the story temporarily and will give partial credit to TPM and Mother Jones for a story The Globe originated a decade ago!

Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit • Mon 2012 Jul 9, 10:05pmFormer Obama donor Ronald Perelman, the chairman of Revlon, is not supporting Barack Obama this year… And he just held a high dollar fundraiser for Mitt Romney in the Hamptons. Mondoweiss reported: The New York Times reports that Romney had a big fundraiser at Revlon chairman Ron Perelman’s house in the Hamptons over the weekend. But just four years ago, Perelman maxed out for Barack Obama. according to federal records. Why the change? Well, Perelman has also given a lot to Orthodox Jewish causes, and the Times says one of the people coming to Perelman’s house for the fundraiser had Israel on her mind
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Todd Beamon at Newsmax • Sun 2012 Jul 8, 12:16pmA coalition of African-American pastors is calling on blacks to boycott President Barack Obama and sign a petition demanding that the administration withdraw support for gay marriage. The group, the 1,300-member Coalition of African-American Pastors, says it was snubbed by Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder when it demanded a meeting to discuss same-sex unions. The group had requested the meeting last month.