Tag: mittromney

Is Harry Reid the REO Speedwagon of politics?


Milton Wolf, in writing about how sucktacular Obamanomics is has this line about Harry Reid

From phony polls to false accusation, Team Obama is flailing and trying desperately to talk about anything besides Barack’s record. And now this song is stuck in my head…

[Harry] Reid uses the REO Speedwagon approach to fact-gathering: “I heard it from a friend who … heard it from a friend who … heard it from another Mitt’s been messin’ around.”

Go read all of Milton’s column, it is very good, and for all you REO fans out there, yes, you, in the red T-shirt with the mullet, here is an REO classic



Romney tabs Paul Ryan as his VP

Woke up a few minutes ago, checked the blog and saw that Stacy McCain had linked with news of the #hashtag that changed the world.

Everybody I talked to last Friday night at the Americans for Prosperity Summit — Aug. 3, at the terrace bar of the Washington Hilton —  said it was going to be Tim Pawlenty.

That inspired a sort of panic: “Good Lord, not T-Paw!”  When I heard that Marco Rubio had been eliminated due to “vetting” issues, I started an all-out push for Paul Ryan. One of the first people I spoke to was Suhail Khan of Americans for Tax Reform who told me, “Ryan vets. The worst thing they could come up with was that he worked as a bartender at Tortilla Coast when he first came to D.C.”

That clinched it. Driving home from the AFP Summit Saturday afternoon, I called Ali Akbar, who quickly minted the #GiveUsRyanhashtag, and I pulled off the highway to stop at a Burger King and write that “emergency” post, which was linked by Jackie WellfonderDaley GatorRoderic Deane and Troglopundit, among others.

Somehow I take great pleasure in linking MSNBS and their announcement. Mainly be cause, let’s face it, the heads of Maddow, Schultz, Sahrpton, O’Donnell, Matthews, and the rest will be exploding. I can see them now, hyperventilating, possibly foaming at the mouth, as they look for ways to demonize Ryan.

Mitt Romney’s campaign has announced that the presumptive GOP nominee has chosen House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate.  The two candidates will appear together at a campaign event in Norfolk, VA Saturday morning.

The official announcement will be in front of the U.S.S. Wisconsin — which just happens to be Ryan’s home state.

After three sources close to the Romney campaign indicated to NBC News late Friday night that Ryan would be the pick, the Romney camp issued a press release just after 7:00 am ET, stating: “Mitt Romney & Paul Ryan: America’s Comeback Team.” Around the same time, the campaign’s “VP app” also announced that Ryan would be the choice.

The Romney campaign billed the ticket “America’s comeback team” in the release announcing the decision, saying that Ryan “has worked tirelessly leading the effort to reign in federal spending and increase accountability to taxpayers.”

With recent national polls showing Romney trailing President Barack Obama, Ryan is a bold pick. He will excite economic conservatives, and is considered one of his party’s rising stars.

I know the news will hit Chris “Crazy Legs” Matthews the hardest. I can see him now, cursing his legs for not having any more Obamagasms, curled up in the fetal position, a life-sized Obama blow up doll cradled in his arms. I tell you this folks, if MSNBS was the Tree of Low-Hanging Blogging Fruit BEFORE the Ryan pick, can you imagine what it will be now.

UPDATE! Women who are not Debbie Wasserman Schultz are really excited about Ryan, Jill is seeing fireworks!

Rio Norte reminds us why Debbie Wasserman Schultz is not exactly orgasmic over the Ryan pick

Rio also has this great video of Ryan explaining the folly of examining intent, rather than results.

Great pick Mitt! For those who are afraid of the “bold” pick William Jacobson says fear not!

The left already is going crazy, but that would have happened regardless of who the Veep nominee was; only the details of the outrage would have differed.

Exactly right! The GOP ought to understand this by now. I hope that this serves to remind the establishment that they do not have to fear well articulated Conservatism. In fact they should embrace it.

Ryan puts the national debt front and center in the election, on par with or maybe even ahead of jobs. This is a winner of an issue, it’s what motivated people in 2010, and it will cause huge turnout for Romney-Ryan.  Fear not.

Bill Quick is not among those enthused by the Ryan pick.

He should stay where he is, where he has significant influence, and can actually do something toward making needed changes, rather than leaving his real power base for the bucket of warm piss that is the Vice Presidency. Not to mention giving the Obama campaign a perfect opportunity to shift the entire focus of the campaign from Obama’s horrendous economic (and other) failures to the usual “The GOP is going to kill millions of old people, women, and children, with their spending cuts to benefit the rich.”

Fair point, but, I would argue that Team Obama is going to do that regardless. The question then is does Ryan’s record add any legitimacy to that line of attack? We will see. My personal view is that the only folks who will buy Obama’s BS are already voting for him. 

Credit where due. CNN is hammering the false ad about Romney


Good for CNN! More at Newsbusters

“I think it is deliberately mendacious,” stated CNN’s Piers Morgan on Wednesday. “It is a deliberate attempt to lie and smear about Mitt Romney. And I find it contemptible. I mean I’m really appalled.”

“The President cannot hide behind a Super PAC on an ad as nasty as this one when that Super PAC is run by a friend and longtime deputy,” stated Erin Burnett. “Bill Burton knows the President’s ethics very well and it is fair to hold him up to this standard.”
“The facts on this ad don’t even add up,” reported Burnett. Anderson Cooper called it “a factually bogus ad from the leading pro-Obama super PAC.” Correspondent Brianna Keilar, whose critical fact-checking first aired on Tuesday evening, stood by her reporting on Wednesday.

“So it just seemed like there was very much an incomplete picture in this ad,” she said, adding “I think it’s inaccurate” and “there are a number of factors that aren’t mentioned in the ad.”

“When you do an ad that seems to leave the impression that he [Romney] was at least indirectly responsible for a woman dying from cancer, that is so powerful, that is so tough, that goes beyond what you guys should be doing,” host Wolf Blitzer lectured Burton.

I take this as a good sign. Many “undecided” voters will dismiss such criticisms from Fox. CNN, however, is more credible to them so this ad will hurt Obama I think. As to why CNN is going after this I cannot say. Maybe the ad is just so over the top. Maybe it is ratings. Who knows, but I give credit to CNN here. 


Updates and links to false ad attacking Romney UPDATED! Bill Burton finds the bottom of the scumbag barrel

Is this the lowest political ad ever? I cannot say, but it is down there near the bottom no doubt. You can check out my podcast on this from last night This will hurt Obama in November. Donald Douglas points out that the ad is so patently false even CNN is calling it false

The Other McCain weighs in with news that the Left has added more lies to the lies already in the ad

Obama Campaign Senior Adviser Robert Gibbs: “I Certainly Don’t Know The Specifics Of This Man’s Case.”TIME’S MARK HALPERIN: “Robert we all feel bad for that man. It’s a heartfelt testimonial. Do you feel that’s an appropriate injection in this campaign of basically making the accusation that Governor Romney basically caused that woman’s death.” ROBERT GIBBS: “Look, Mark, I think as you said, this is an ad by an entity that’s not controlled by the campaign. I certainly don’t know the specifics of this man’s case” (MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” 8/8/12)

Obama Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter: “I Don’t Know The Facts…” CNN’S JOHN BERMAN: “He’s suggesting she died because of the action that Mitt Romney took. Mitt Romney of course had left Bain years before that Bain took over this company and then his wife died years after. What’s going on? Is that accurate? Is that fair?” CUTTER: “Well John, here are the facts. I don’t know the facts about when Mr. Soptic’s wife got sick, or the facts about his health insurance, but here’s what I do know. That Mitt Romney personally handled the deal to take over GS Steel and he personally handled some of the decisions made to load that company up with debt so much that it went underwater. It went bankrupt.” (CNN, 8/8/12)

Many more examples at the link, and it should be pointed out that the man Mr. Soptic HAS indeed appeared in Obama ads previously. I suppose using his wife’s death does not bother him at all. 

Also take a look at Democrats: The Party of Lies by McCain, who had trouble controlling his outrage over this.

The hardest thing about this post was the headline. My first idea was, “Godd–ned Worthless Motherf–king Democrat Party, Go to Hell,” but that seemed likely to offend the “family values” conservatives. So then I tried, “Will the Last Honest Person Leaving the Democrat Party, Please Turn Out the Lights?” but it was a couple words too long to fit.

As McCain rightly points out the Democrats who did the ad KNOW it is complete BS! Soptic knows it too, as does the White House. Once more we see hard evidence that the Left has no moral compass, no sense of what is right. One more thing, if you are a Democrat who is going to vote for Obama doesn’t this fiasco give you pause? I mean, it seems that anyone voting for THIS type of political party must feel a need to shower immediately after casting that vote.

Also, see what Bob Belvedere has on this pathetic display of despicability from Team Obama. He also notes how many people suffered from Obam’s job cuts

Now, this vile smear is so blatantly false and finding the truth about it so easy, I can only assume Priorities USA and the Obama Campaign* were aiming (1) to reach those Mushy Middle Voters who can’t be bothered to look at or read anything but headlines and (2) their own unquestioning apparatchiks on the Left. They can’t be so stupid as to think the rest of us will be swayed against Willard by an ad that, even if you aren’t aware of the truth, looks so hysterical on it’s face [if, by chance, some of the more informed were having an off-day and were not exposed to the truth and this slander ended up making them vote for Obama, then that would be gravy for Team Obama].

In her column of today, Michelle Malkin, in her own words, ‘contrasts the phony Romney-killed-a-steelworker’s-wife fable from Obama’s sleazy SuperPAC with the actual stories of economic havoc that Obama’s union-pandering administration wrought on thousands of Delphi workers’.

Unlike the foul ad by Priorities USA [question: does the ‘USA’ in their name really stand for ‘Utopia, Socialism, Annihilation’?], Mrs. Malkin quotes real people who have suffered real hardships thanks to Obama’s Fascist takeover of General Motors.A highlight:

Through two costly years of litigation and investigation, the Delphi workers have exposed how the stacked White House Auto Task Force schemed with union bosses to “cherry pick” (one Obama official’s own words) which financial obligations the new Government Motors company would assume and which they would abandon based on their political expedience. Obama’s own former auto czar Steve Rattner admitted in his recent memoir that “attacking the union’s sacred cow” could “jeopardize” the auto bailout deal.

In June, 20 months after a federal judge first ordered the government to cooperate, the Delphi Salaried Retirees Association broke through the administration’s information stonewall and dislodged 62,000 pages of documents in their lawsuit to right the administration’s wrongs. As Matthew Boyle of The Daily Caller reported on Tuesday, the documents included “internal government emails (that contradicted) sworn testimony, in federal court and before Congress, given by several Obama administration figures. They also indicate that the administration misled lawmakers and the courts … and that administration figures violated federal law.”

Again, I ponder why anyone would support a political party that has to lie to win. Why, indeed, would ANYONE tolerate Bill Burton and his scumbaggery?

What is wrong with politics people ask. Well, lots of things, but people devoid of any integrity, or any decency, people like Burton, are the biggest problem. I would call Burton a boil on the ass of America, but a boil does no deserve that comparison. By the way, Joe Soptic, was offered a buyout, but refused apparently. I would love to know the details of that buyout offer

Boy, someone lit a fire under John Sununu

Sununu has been on fire here lately, ripping Obama at every turn, and doing a pretty good job of it I might add. Donald Douglas has his latest remarks

Also check out the new Romney ad, it is great!

The RNC is having some fun over Obama’s “You didn’t build that” quote as well

Your DaleyGator Blog Headline of the Day

Comes via Stacy McCain, who has this gem 

Essay Contest Winner: ‘Why I’m Not a Democrat, in Three Words’

And those three words are, “Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Ah poor Little Debbie. She has been afflicted with a very big mouth, and a very little brain. Which can lead to a case of S.M.S. Selective Memory Syndrome

Disclosure forms reveal that Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a member of Congress from Florida, previously held funds with investments in Swiss banks, foreign drug companies, and the state bank of India. This revelation comes mere days after the Democratic chair attacked presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for holding money in Swiss bank accounts in the past.

“Americans need to ask themselves, why does an American businessman need a Swiss bank account and secretive investments like that?” the DNC chair, a chief surrogate for President Obama’s reelection team, said on Fox News Sunday two days ago. “Just something, a thought, that I’d like to leave folks with.”

More bloggers roast Roberts

Bob Belvedere lays it on Roberts, who KNEW better

John Roberts, however, is not a Leftist drone, yet he obviously has acted in a way that brands him as a Useful Idiot and Dupe of the Left. He may think he pulled a fast one or that he’s preserving the integrity of the SCOTUS, but the Left is laughing at him behind his robed back and celebrating their capture of another Right Wing Dupe. This decision will not restore the image of The Court. In fact, it sends a message that the Chief Justice is willing to sacrifice The Constitution for the sake of a facade — the political image of SCOTUS in the public’s mind — and this will, perhaps fatally, damage the reputation of the SCOTUS in the eyes of the Right — the only group that respects The Court and it’s place in The American Experiment. If, however, Roberts believes what he wrote, then one cannot be blamed if he questions the mental health of the Chief Justice.

By stating that the Congress has an unlimited power to tax, Chief Justice Roberts and the Leftist Justices have declared that The Constitution does not mean what it says and that the Congress need not concern itself with enumerated powers when it comes to using the taxing power, which, as many wise men have pointed out over the centuries, is the power to destroy.

BC has some great comments Rush made today

Donald Douglas has two posts up, one trying to salvage some credibility for Roberts, sorry I am not buying it, not at all, but it is worth the read. The other raises the question. Did Roberts change his votes due to some type of pressure?

Gateway Pundit notes that Romney donations went ballistic after Roberts rewrote Obamacare to save it and has a great cartoon as well 

Governor Romney raised over $4 million in twenty hours following the Obamacaretax ruling yesterday by the Supreme Court.
The Hill reported, via Free Republic:

Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign has raised $4.2 million since the Supreme Court ruled President Obama’s healthcare law is constitutional.

Romney started raising funds immediately after the decision, and in a post on Twitter his campaign spokeswoman said he had raised $4.2 million from 42,000 donations.

“Fundraising update for #FullRepeal: 42k+ donations, $4.2 million raised online for @MittRomney since #scotus decision,” tweeted spokeswoman Andrea Saul.

Romney responded to the ruling by renewing his pledge to repeal the Affordable Care Act known as “Obamacare.”

He wrote in a fundraising email to supporters on Thursday: “Today, the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare. But regardless of what the Court said about the constitutionality of the law, Obamacare is bad medicine, it is bad policy, and when I’m president, the bad news of Obamacare will be over.”

One thing can be said of this, that fire in the American people’s hearts against big government is hotter than ever! NOW, this election is about the economy AND Obamacare, AND high taxes, and all of those added together equals a very bad November for Democrats!