Here’s a new Obama campaign video. What I find interesting is that at 10:32 pm CST, youtube shows it has 301 views, but over 1042 “likes”. Either the stats are wrong, or somebody has asked a bunch of people to hit the “like” button and they are not even bothering to watch it.
Seems to me that it’s evidence of the bitter divisiveness in this country that the JibJab people who came out with those hysterical 2004 This is Your Land and 2008 Time for Some Campaignin’ videos, aren’t going to do one for 2012.
This video definitely deserves to go viral:
“Obamacare summed up in one sentence”
Pure Alinski Rule 5: Ridicule is our most potent weapon.
The chair of the Mass. Dem. Party — you know, those progressives who abhor the incorrigibly misogynistic Repubs, just called Scott Brown an “honorary girl” for folding laundry. Yeah, really! Coz Real Men like this Pro-Wymmins lardball boozehound wouldn’t be caught dead doing “women’s work”.
Dems, please DO keep expressing your inner selves, publicly and often.
For a while now I have been worrying about liberals. Not all of them, of course, just most of them; especially the supposedly smart elite ones.
Some of the things they’ve been saying are more than a little screwy. So I thought maybe they were going mad. Now I have second thoughts. Unfortunately they’re the same as my first thoughts. Now I’m convinced they’ve lost their minds.
Oh, EXCELLENT messaging FAIL, there, thugster…!!!
Kick the 82 year old American icon! Yah, that’ll send a message to Flordia!
LOVE that!!! Eastwood just keeps on rolling these morons!
* GRIN * …. its the little things
RCP Polling Averages …TIED
A warning parable for today. What I call “reality energy” is being regulated to death, while “delusional energy” is being funded with tax-payer dollars…
Markets work. Every time you let them.
The rhetorical device Clint Eastwood used is call apostrophe: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostrophe_(figure_of_speech).
Here is a very good critique of Eastwood’s apostrophe: http://thewildernessofmirrors.wordpress.com/2012/09/02/with-glint-of-steel-and-speed-of-hand-the-knife-doth-cut-so-fast-the-victim-feels-not-the-mortal-wounds/
Eastwooding in NY: Happy National Empty Chair Day!
Try as the left (and their civilian army — the media) might to marginalize and ridicule the rational, Clint Eastwood’s RNC talk to an empty chair has gone viral. Eastwood articulated the frustration the American people have for a President who is absent — so much so that an impromptu “National Empty Chair Day” is scheduled for today. Legal Insurrection wrote about it first here.
Spoken in NC
My guess is most North Carolinians would find this as a better example
Dude! Create a job! Hire a new writer…
Happy Empty Chair Day…
Given the desire to paint Republicans as racist, I expect this to come up: Obama said in this speech that the RNC was from “black and white TV” era.
Think about that for a minute. If TV wa still broadcast in black and white, how would the election appear……LITERALLY black vs. white.
It might be a stretch, but I predict they will USE that “black and white TV” seemingly throw-away line, to Alinsky-ize, to demonize; they will try to paint the Romney/Ryan ticket as black vs. white, 1963 Civil Rights struggle, etc. etc. George Wallace on the steps of the school in AL, fire hoses on black peaceful protesters, MLK Jr. Nothing is beyond their depths of depravity, too low to go.
Something to think on, and watch for…..
I haven’t read thru the latest posts, but here is Newt taking down the Meet the Press panel on the Social Issues/Abortion distraction, and their continued attacks on Republicans as though THEY are extreme, not the Democrats:
Clint Eastwood Gets Cut From Romney RNC Video
The Stupid Party swings into action. If RR (Romney’s RINOs) blow this election, there will be hell to pay.
So as not to drop from realism into pessimism, I’m saying no more.
“The two-and-a-half minute video posted today to the Romney campaign’s YouTube account…”
PUUULeze, gs! Get a grip, dude.
Professor. Imagine if a Republican said this or shared the view
Thats from Drudge BTW and look how Drudge has the article paired with what the Mayor of LA said.
That would be the same Mayor of LA who still cant pass the bar exam in CA. Hey. I hear the 5th time is the charm
Current headline at the Drudge Report? “BOOK: SEALS WHO CAUGHT BIN LADEN DIDN’T WANT TO HELP RE-ELECT OBAMA.”
From a throwaway line buried 11 paragraphs into Janet Maslin’s review of No Easy Day by Mark Owen. It appears at the very bottom of the page on the Times’ Website:
**It is only after the George W. Bush presidency that the author begins complaining about the slow-moving “Washington machine” that members of the SEALs found frustrating. That irritation mounts in 2011, when the SEALs anxiously awaited their signal to raid Abbottabad, but this account is determined to steer clear of serious politics or leave itself open to election-season manipulation. The worst it has to say about President Obama is that none of the fighters who caught bin Laden wanted to help re-elect him, and that he never followed through on a promise to invite them to the White House for a beer.**
When the New York Times builds a cocoon, it really builds it tight.
Well, Obama had to have permission from Ms. Jarrett…
September 2,1945 aboard the USS Missouri, WWII officially ended.
If Obama were cool, I would have turned his lectern into a Theremin like I did for the good professor.
Newt at his best:
it was good.
here is daily caller link too
Steven Green reports on just how bad things are for Bad Luck Barry…
Despite West Wing misgivings, Bill Clinton will introduce President Empty Chair at the DNC on Thursday night. Edward Klein goes behind the scenes:
My sources inside the Obama campaign tell me that the last thing Obama wanted to see was Clinton, one of the country’s greatest orators, standing at the podium of the Democratic convention and sucking all the air out of the place.
The president, First Lady Michelle Obama and their senior political adviser, Valerie Jarrett, all argued strenuously against offering Clinton a plum assignment at the convention. They wanted to relegate him to a minor, non-prime-time speaking role. However, Clinton, who is viewed as an iconic figure by the party faithful, refused to accept anything less than the all-important nominating speech and threatened to boycott the convention unless his demands were met.
The decisive vote in the matter, according to my sources, was cast by David Axelrod, Obama’s chief political strategist, who argued that the Obamas needed Clinton far more than Clinton needed them. Axelrod had long been aware that things were not going as well for Obama as the mainstream media reported.
Hmmm… Ya thank…!?!?
More of the messaging genius of the common folks!
A “ruh-rowh” moment in New York politics….
Two groups filed a formal complaint Wednesday asking New York state’s ethics enforcement agency to investigate state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s handling of sexual-harassment complaints against a high-ranking lawmaker.
The National Organization for Women and Common Cause, a government transparency group, submitted the formal complaint, calling for a probe into Mr. Silver’s approval of a secret $100,000 taxpayer-funded payment to settle accusations by female employees against Assemblyman Vito Lopez.
RE: Saturday Night Card Game
I’m late but, if you remember, the Dems decided months ago to use race as an issue during the Pres. election campaign.
In May of this year House Democrats received training from Maya Wiley on how to use race as an issue – http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/1287146#.UEOHmpblfTo
If you Google “Maya Wiley MSNBC” you will see that she has made numerous appearances on MSNBC shows to discuss issues which she then ties to race.
I think Chris Mathews is just following the Dem playbook for this year.
“She is the single most influential person in the Obama White House,” said one former senior White House official, who like many would speak candidly only on condition of anonymity.
Yet if that answer remains elusive, interviews with more than two dozen former and current administration officials offer a portrait of a woman wielding a many-faceted portfolio of power.
Partly it is her ubiquity, the guiding hand in everything from who sits on the Supreme Court to who sits next to whom at state dinners, the White House staff memos peppered with “VJ thinks” or “VJ says.” When the billionaire investor Warren E. Buffett showed up for a private lunch with the president last July, the table was set for three.
That is one spooky broad…
Spin of the day
Axelrod: America in a ‘better position’ today than four years ago
Yeah. Like the Titanic was in a better position after the lifeboats were launched.
**America in a ‘better position’**
For who? And, to DO what…???
Just saw the BookTV show where Stephen Moore debates Cornell prof Robert Frank about govt. vs wall street. Set up at FreedomFest 2012 as a mock trial. It’s glorious.
Whole Foods co-founder John Mackey testifies that business people are his heroes “…because they are the value creators …for customers, employers, suppliers, investors, their communities … indeed for the whole world.”
Investment broker Peter Schiff confounds Frank and demolishes his positions. (Frank teaches management and economics!)
Also participating are Steve Forbes and George Gilder.
Spoiler alert: jury unanimously decides government is the villain.
It is one of the great ironies of our current political reality that the Left remains obsessed by race while conservatives long ago shrugged and moved on. (Just how long ago might be indicated by reviewing the respective histories of the Democratic Party and the Republican Party on the issue of race. Start with Abraham Lincoln.)
Taranto is right: “The left has not moved beyond seeing Obama as a racial symbol.” Why? He adduces two reasons: “First, his record as president doesn’t have much else to recommend it, so that crying racism is about the best they can do as an argument for re-election. Second, it is of great psychological importance to American left-liberals to believe that their opponents are racist and they themselves are not. Their self-image as a moral elite revolves around the imputation of invidious racial attitudes to others.”
From the WSJ (the piece is behind a paywall, so I linked to Google cache):
The president views a second term in some ways as a second chance, an opportunity to approach the office differently, according to close aides. He would like to tackle issues such as climate change, immigration, education and filibuster reform.
There is so much wrong with this that I won’t attempt to critique it. Three observations and a correction:
1. The economy is still not mentioned. Apparently the Obamatons really believe that “the private sector is doing fine”.
2. Just maybe, a White House run by a lecturer in constitutional law should know that filibuster reform is none of a President’s business. It’s especially inappropriate for a President who can’t handle his own basic duties to stick his nose into Senate rules.
3. Oh please please please let the Democratic convention be all about “issues such as climate change, immigration, education and filibuster reform” when it’s not about r-r-r-racism and the War on Women. Please.
4. The correction:
He would like to tackle issues accelerate the metastasis of government using phony pretexts such as climate change, immigration, education and filibuster reform.
Fixed it for ya, Barry.
Saw that, too, gs. Made the hair on the back of my neck stand up.