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Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Obama's appearance on '60 Minutes' hit a few bumps in the road.--

That tends to happen when your campaign bus has an automatic sychophant ejection chute mounted on the front bumper.

rse

I didn't watch but heard bo had soft lighting vs Romney in the more harsh lighting.

Hard to imagine him practicing hard for the debates.

t3

Sometimes, the buck does stop here.

Soylent Red

Hard to imagine him practicing hard for the debates.

He hasn't the humility, work ethic, or intellect. He'll bumble through and expect the press to cover for him.

Stephanie

Barry practicing for the debates would be comical to watch...

"No, no. This is how Romney would answer that question."

There is no way he could resist. He knows more than everyone he hires.

Stephanie

Reposted from other thread.

Warren admits she isn't admitted in Mass.

LUN

hrtshpdbox

I can always get a new thread going, just be posting on the moldy oldie one. Anyway, my polling site of choice going forward:

http://www.unskewedpolls.com/

hrtshpdbox

Warren admits she isn't admitted in Mass.

They don't even let her into the state?? Oh, I see...she can't practice there.

Clarice

This is such an embarrassment for HLS , her fake scholarship, her fake ethnicity and now her unethical if not illegal behavior in running her office out of HLS without a law license there. I don't see how they can not get rid of her.

Janet

from the transcript - "...you know, in a lot of these places, the one organizing principle has been Islam. The one part of society that hasn't been controlled completely by the government."

So is Obama saying we must be allies with Islam? That Islam = the will of the people of the ME?

Old Lurker

I hate all these people.

There, I admit it.

Lieawatha, heh.

Well, it's obvious; Obama's a hologram controlled by aliens who are having a big laugh on us.
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MarkO

If Obama doesn't look perfect on 60 Minutes, where can he look good?

sailor

Well, you never know, Clarice. Liberal voters can be very, very stupid.

matt

So Warren is now the embodiment of "those who can, do. Those, who can't, teach."

Old Lurker

"Can be", sailor?

"Are" is more like it.

We are being skewed dizzy.

love ya, Valboite, and love the method, but they put just as much torque on the data as the pollsters do. Is the balance rightl, too much, not enough? Dunno.
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MarkO

She could not possibly have been ignorant of the law. She cannot practice in Mass without a Mass license, except on pro hoc litigation matters. She’s just dishonest and a cheat.

What is in that head?

Right Janet, @ 11:25, I paused at that, too. That is a remarkable passage, both senseless and sinister.
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Jim Ryan

But she knows how to protect consumers. She's, like, the big shot of that. How to protect consumers? Ask Elizabeth Warren. Under "protection for consumers" in the dictionary is a picture of Elizabeth Warren.

Dave (in MA)

Click on the image if it doesn't fit.

Stephanie

NOT controlled by the government? Hello, sharia law controls their courts does it not?

Clarice

Usually you can handle federal matters or administrative matters without being admitted in a jurisdiction BUT you must not hold yourself out as being able to practice there, by clearly indicating on your stationery and elsewhere that you are not admitted there and by being partnered with people who are.

I think she's in big trouble.

jimmyk

This is a hanging curve: Obama said that if Romney "is suggesting that we should start another war, he should say so."

A good chance for Romney to explain to the dimwit that the best way to prevent war is to project strength and support for allies, not to be the second coming of Neville Chamberlain.

Taqiyah

Yep, Steph, he's pretending ignorance of Sharia.
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hrtshpdbox

... not to be the second coming of Neville Chamberlain.

That wouldn't resonate with most voters, who can hardly be expected to remember old basketball players.

jimmyk

OT, but on Romney's tax rate: Could someone point out that using AGI as the basis for a tax rate doesn't make any sense? If someone gives away half his income to charity, that ought not to be included in the "income" that's used to calculate a tax rate. I can see how other deductions (mortgage interest, etc.) might be included, but not donations.

DebinNC

Obama gets away with a lot of nonsense and obvious lies in situations where he's seated comfortably and allowed to drone on calmly and smoothly without interruption. In a debate format like Brown and Warren's last night with both standing or either side of a moderator and time limits on answers, Obama would "shtruggle" mightily. Remember his "because of fairness" answer to Steffy in /08 about raising capital gains tax being a revenue loser? I wouldn't be surprised if the coming debates aren't all sit-downs with "ask-each-other-questions at will with no enforceable time limits" formats.

Jim

Did anyone check under her indian name?

jimmyk

That wouldn't resonate with most voters, who can hardly be expected to remember old basketball players.

Heh. How about Jimmuh Carter?

Glad that's settled.

So the aliens are Muslim. QED.
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hit and run

MarkO:
If Obama doesn't look perfect on 60 Minutes, where can he look good?

Obama's bravely going to subject himself to the harsh questions Whoopi Goldberg will barrage him with on The View this week. I hear he's been prepping hard for this one.

Janet

I think she's in big trouble.

Good! Now the comparison should be made to Barack Obama. Sketchy made-up backgrounds, sketchy law license business, sketchy publications.

Sorry bout dat.

Hah, hah, VP, Pussy in Our Time.
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Stephanie

I'd go further... he's deliberately obfuscating that sharia controls the courts and thereby their societal foundation and is 'good,' but is part and parcel of the dem meme that judeo-christian values are 'bad' for our societal foundation and must be eliminated.

War on the womenz?

Asswipe.

ABO becasue OMG  !           Sandy Daze

"...you know, in a lot of these places, the one organizing principle has been Islam. The one part of society that hasn't been controlled completely by the government."

But, but, but. . .

Islam is/IS the government. What is it in Sharia that is not understood? One of the key, if not THE key differences between islam and Judaism & Christianity is that the former is a method for organizing the entirety of society, while the latter two are religions solely.

This is where American leadership has fallen down constantly and repeatedly, suggesting a religious equivalence between islam and Judaism & Christianity. WRONG.

43 did it out of ignorance.

44 does it by intention.

Jim,MtnViewCA,USA

Kudos to Prof J over at Legal Insurrection.
He doesn't take on a lot of issues but he digs deep for the issues he does decide to cover.

Captain Hate

... not to be the second coming of Neville Chamberlain.

That wouldn't resonate with most voters, who can hardly be expected to remember old basketball players.

Piece in our time.

Melinda Romanoff

iBama cancels meeting with Egyptian Pres. Morsi.-twitter

Clarice

Mel, that makes me sorta sad. It suggests there's an adult in the WH somewhere.

hrtshpdbox

Heh. How about Jimmuh Carter?

Seriously, though, Mitt should be bangin' the "just like that loser Jimmuh" drum loudly - O's Mideast policies are an epic fail, and he keeps digging a deeper hole (most recently, that Israel's security concerns are "just noise").

Neo

Speaking to Boston's 96.9 FM radio program "Jim and Margery" on Monday, Democratic Senate challenger Elizabeth Warren admitted that she is not licensed to practice law in Massachusetts.

According to reports from listeners, she claimed that she does not maintain a law practice. She also "said that she gave up her New Jersey license because she could not keep up with the Continuing Education requirements," according to one listener who commented on Breitbart's Monday story, "Does Elizabeth Warren Have a Law License Problem?".

Ms. Warren's statement comes as a surprise to the many clients she's provided legal services to over the past decade, including the law firm of Simpson, Thacher, and Bartlett, which listed her as "of counsel" in the 2009 brief they submitted to the United States Supreme Court on behalf of their client, Travelers Insurance.

Melinda Romanoff

Somebody got a poll reading that it wasn't going "right".

Ranger

Hmmmm... Refusing to meet with the PM of Israel, but then holding a high profile meeting with the new Islamist President of Egypt after they let thugs tear down our flag and raise the black banner of Jihad. I wonder why that didn't poll well.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Ms. Warren's statement comes as a surprise to the many clients she's provided legal services to over the past decade, including the law firm of Simpson, Thacher, and Bartlett, which listed her as "of counsel" in the 2009 brief they submitted to the United States Supreme Court on behalf of their client, Travelers Insurance.

Posted by: Neo | September 24, 2012 at 12:06 PM--

Guess Lizzy is a tireless champion for truth in advertising and protecting the consumer except for the unfortunate dopes who consume her services.

windansea

In our latest POLITICO-George Washington University Battleground Poll with middle-class families, which comprise about 54 percent of the total American electorate and usually split in their vote behavior between Republicans and Democrats, Romney holds a 14-point advantage (55 percent to 41 percent). Middle-class families are more inclined to believe the country is on the wrong track (34 percent right direction, 62 percent wrong track), are more likely to hold an unfavorable view of Obama (48 percent favorable, 51 percent unfavorable), and hold a more favorable view of Romney (51 percent favorable, 44 percent unfavorable) and Paul Ryan (46 percent favorable, 35 percent unfavorable) than the overall electorate. These middle-class families also hold a majority disapproval rating on the job Obama is doing as president (45 percent approve, 54 percent disapprove), and turn even more negative toward Obama on specific areas; the economy 56 percent disapprove; spending 61 percent disapprove; taxes, 53 percent disapprove; Medicare 48 percent disapprove; and even foreign policy 50 percent disapprove.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/81584.html#ixzz27P8a0QwY

nobody tell DD

Jim Ryan

What Elizabeth Warren knows about protecting consumers you could roll up and shove up the backside of a tick.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--...you know, in a lot of these places, the one organizing principle has been Islam.--

Was this supposed to be a defense of Islam?
Because stating that there is only one organizing principle in places which are pretty much universally dysfunctional hellholes, and have been for centuries, doesn't seem like a compliment.

Iba shot the Sheriff but he didn't shoot the clock.

Very nice, Cap'n HaHa. So much better than mine.
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Jim Ryan

This will cost Lizzy a few points, enough to sink her.

matt

President To Some Degree has cancelled his meeting with Morsi.I guess Chucky Schumer got to him and told him it wouldn't look too good to his Jewish constituency.

And that, unfortunately, is probably far closer to the truth than it should be.

Clarice

C'mon, Jim, she hasn't yet let the voters know the family lore that she's really a kennedy.

jimmyk

Piece in our time.

That was Wilt, not Neville. 20,000 if you take his word for it.

MarkO

Maybe Lizzy's mother told her she could do it. I think her mom also told her she was smart and beautiful.

That's just what moms do. "Put on your warpaint, honey. It drives the boys crazy."

MarkO

Is that you, Wilt?

Threadkiller

Following The Arc From "Yes We Can" To "You Sit Thinking, 'You Know, Maybe. I Don't Know.' " To "Oh, I think that, you know, as President I bear responsibility for everything, to some degree..."

GMAX

A professor of law who probably teaches about 8 to 12 hours a week could not "keep up with CE requirements"? That does not even pass the smell test. If I recall, at least some of the 40 hours a year can be met by reading articles or taking online courses. It is not rigorous, especially so for a esteemed professor who should be constantly updating her knowledge.

The fees involved in one case were over $200K I have heard. This is not a diminimus exception or a minor oversight. She thought she was above the rules...

Melinda Romanoff

GMax-

She is above the law.

Right up there on the gallows of her reputation with her hand on the lever of power.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--President To Some Degree has cancelled his meeting with Morsi. I guess Chucky Schumer got to him and told him it wouldn't look too good to his Jewish constituency.--

Unfortunately for President TSD, he can't cancel the statement that Jews taking umbrage at any attempt to wipe them off the map constitutes the buzzing of a bothersome gnat that he bravely ignores.

hrtshpdbox

20,000 if you take his word for it.

Which would be 1.2 per day from the time he was 12 until he died in 1999. I'm skeptical.

Thomas Collins

I have a new name for Running Rabbit. It's Running Rabbit, Non-Esq.

hrtshpdbox

Unfortunately for President TSD, he can't cancel the statement that Jews taking umbrage at any attempt to wipe them off the map constitutes the buzzing of a bothersome gnat that he bravely ignores.
Truly unfortunate, though, and utterly perplexing is that while O wouldn't get out of the single digits if he ran in Israel, in the United States he'll still get 60 or 70 pct of the Jewish vote.

Janet

The Dems are falling down on the job...they should have labeled conservatives that dug into Warren's phony Cherokee story, "Familyhistoryers". The whole birther name calling worked so well for them.

Rick Ballard

"This is such an embarrassment for HLS"

Clarice,

How would you rank it in comparison to Tribe accurately foretelling Chief Justice Robert's vote on Obamacare? Obama's cum laude? Michelle's advancement from 8th grade to high school freshman?

Why would anyone expect better from HLS wrt affirmative action? Where would we get enough credentialed morons to run things if the institutions providing credentials imposed actual standards?

Jack is Back

I am sure the OWS is proud that their fakery has its genesis in her fakery. A fake Indian with a fake law license. When you couple her with The Won's suspicious past and incompetent present you have something akin to a Fake Nation.

There truly is a parallel universe and we are living in it from time to time.

DebinNC

Asked for a list of her clients besides Travelers, Warren claims, "I don't have it." More about what she did for Travelers at link.

mrt721

"Oh, I think that, you know, as President I bear responsibility for everything, to some degree..."
In other words,
"The 90¢ stops here".

hit and run

I think it part of a good narrative for Romney and Ryan to point out how Romney was willing to go before the NAACP (Obama ducked the event because black pastors were organizing protests against him at the event and instead sent the next best black advocate this world has ever known, Joe Biden) and deliver a message to them, just as he would in front of any other audience, not pandering or backing down. And now Ryan has gone to Florida to speak to the AARP -- again, giving it to them straight, and using his speech as a way to communicate the message of how Republicans would tackle entitlements.

Both faced boos -- and both times when the candidate mentioned repealing Obamacare. But both earned the respect of their audiences (and the utter scorn of the media) for willingly entering enemy turf and subjecting themselves to the scrutiny of people that didn't agree with them, and delivering their messages plainly.

A campaign willing to "tackle the big issues" and speak plainly about the "challenges facing this country" is something they should highlight as often as possible, and contrast with their opponents' attempts to make the campaign about tax returns and free contraceptives.

Captain Hate

This will cost Lizzy a few points, enough to sink her.

I really have to question the sanity of the state donk party over this lack of vetting of a candidate to go against Scotty Centerfold. Brown should be extremely vulnerable just by being a Republican in Mass but particularly after that witless book he wrote with the accounting of being sexually abused but having told nobody and still refusing to ID the perp. Even besides that witless "confession" throwing up red flags for anybody with a functioning cortex, the Jerry Sandusky revelations should make that profile in cowardice absolutely toxic.

So it's a tailor made situation for the donks until they arrive at the most witlessly lying slug not named Kennedy that they can locate. I'm incredulous that in a dark blue state like that they couldn't have come up with a much more deserving candidate. I'm very aware of how the donks apply litmus tests to candidates on a child's garden of interest groups; I've seen it blackball some relatively conservative donks in Ohio from never rising above a certain local level. But this is just madness. Maybe the entire national party has completely lost its mind since she was a featured speaker in Charlotte; second only to somebody who never got 50% of the popular vote.

Porchlight

How delicious is it that the Great People's Consumer Advocate is caught red-handed in blatant false advertising going back years?

And, conveniently, can't produce a list of the clients she managed to bamboozle.

Such honesty, such competence. Just what you want in your Senator, if you're a Massachusetts lefty.

Captain Hate

(Obama ducked the event because black pastors were organizing protests against him at the event and instead sent the next best black advocate this world has ever known, Joe Biden)

The JEF can't abide any negativity aimed at him. He'd much rather blame the country (ie everybody but him) and stand apart as somebody "different". It's the most disgusting habit I've ever seen a President have; the closest were the likes of Carter and Nixon and they confined it to subsets.

I wonder if his handlers kept the picture in the WSJ of a Pakistani protester burning his picture. The protests in the Middle East have been specifically aimed at him whether he wants to admit it or not.

Clarice

As far as I know the Travelers case was a federal one, and she wasn't precluded from her representation there, BUT she failed to notify the law
firm she was listed as "of counsel" to there. Had she done so, the firm would have had to note on their pleadings that fact. Jacobson confirmed with them they were never notified of that,

She apparently has provided no list of clients and there is no easy way to ascertain whether she did represent anyone in state court,

I say this not to justify what she did. If was unethical and if she represented anyone in state court, her conduct was probably illegal. Jacobson details this, and I want to make sure you all understand what it was she did wrong.

Danube of Thought

O 48, R 46 at Gallup.

Jim Ryan

What Elizabeth Warren knows about consumer protection isn't worth knowing.

Porchlight

It's the most disgusting habit I've ever seen a President have

To be fair, Cap'n, the most disgusting habit a President can have is that of active contempt for the United States of America.

Of course, Obama has that habit, too.

maryrose

At heart Lizzie Warren knows she's a phony and that this latest baggage is going to trip her up. I'm sure she told none of the dem operatives about her possible Achilles heel. It was bound to catch up to her. The timing for her,6 weeks out is FATAL to her campaign.
Welcome to a 2nd term Scott Brown. Now start voting responsibly every time.

Dave (in MA)

Maybe she heard that she was a lawyer through family lore, and that was good enough to practice law.

DebinNC

CNN "quotes" Obama: "I bear full responsibility for everything" blares the headline. They only tack on the "to some degree" ending inside the article.

Jack is Back

More on Libya from the NYT:

"Within months of the start of Libyan revolution in February 2011, the C.I.A. began building a meaningful but covert presence in Benghazi, a locus of the rebel efforts to oust the government of Colonel Qaddafi.

Though the agency has been cooperating with the new post-Qaddafi Libyan intelligence service, the size of the C.I.A.’s presence in Benghazi apparently surprised some Libyan leaders. The deputy prime minister, Mustafa Abushagour, was quoted in The Wall Street Journal last week saying that he learned about some of the delicate American operations in Benghazi only after the attack on the mission, in large part because a surprisingly large number of Americans showed up at the Benghazi airport to be evacuated."

Read the whole thing

jimmyk

This is what affirmative action has wrought. We've got an incompetent president, and now Fauxcahontas. It's bad enough that AA pushes out more qualified people from good schools and entry-level positions. Now it's apparent that that these people keep getting promoted up into positions of power.

Reminds me of the guy that Elaine on Seinfeld kept wanting to fire, but she was scared of him, so she would bring him into her office and say, "I'm afraid I'm going to have to ... um, PROMOTE you."

maryrose

DebinNC:
CNN is trying to get their news reputation back. After the State Dept. pilloried them about Benghazi, they are loaded for bear.

Jane - Get off the couch your country needs you!

I really have to question the sanity of the state donk party over this lack of vetting of a candidate to go against Scotty Centerfold.

I'm pretty sure the order came from Deval which came from Obama. Marissa DeFranco was essentially shoved out at the democrat convention. I actually think DeFranco was even more liberal - and probably more honest.

Dave (in MA)

maryrose, I think Brown knows the state, and feels that he has to go Olympia every once in a while or he'd lose for sure. I'm not sure what was true for a 2 year term isn't also true for a full term.

DebinNC

Boston Globe, Aug. 7: "Elizabeth Warren demanded Monday that Senator Scott Brown release more of his tax returns. The only problem was that Brown, her Republican rival, had already released six years of tax returns while Warren has refused to release more than four years of her filings. Asked to reconcile that apparent conflict, Warren backed off her demand, saying today that six years was enough. She did not, however, offer to release any more of her IRS filings.

I'd love for a tax attorney to check out her filings and see if she broke the law re her private legal operation out of her Harvard office.

Rick Ballard

H&R,

I would place Governor Romney's principled articulation defending American interest as Mohametan savages were storming embassies ahead of the other instances of principled defense which you listed. He continues to rise in my estimation and he's doing so on principles rather than upon clever tactical moves. I might wish the campaign were somewhat less interesting or at least less apparently competitive but I really can't seriously fault his strategy. It's going to be very interesting to watch him turn up the heat.

Melinda Romanoff

Malkin tweet- "Warren does have law license, it's just not on paper, it was passed down orally through generations."

Hah!

Jack is Back

I wonder if Romney is prepared to hammer him on this: Obama to condemn (new campaign word for apologize) Islamic Film Maker at the UN.

Has anyone seen Steve Schmitt lately?

Captain Hate

maryrose, I think Brown knows the state, and feels that he has to go Olympia every once in a while or he'd lose for sure. I'm not sure what was true for a 2 year term isn't also true for a full term.

I understand this and, to his credit, he kept his word on voting against Bammycare (or did that never come in front of the Senate once he was in that removed the filibuster-proof donk majority?). But the Dodd-Frank vote was an absolute stinker (and a major kick in the teeth to his Tea Party supporters) that I think he could've done the opposite and still defend it.

Clarice

She's such a damn liar. Are we even sure her name is Elizabeth Warren?

Dave (in MA)

Mel, that's not the first time Michelle stole a joke of mine before I thought of it.

Melinda Romanoff

Philippe Reines, State Dep't flunky who flunked PR 101, exercises his 1st Amendment rights as a spokesperson for a 2016 hopeful-ish, well-fed, Secretary of State.

Yesterday's exchange, now up at BuzzFeed.

The wheels on the bus go wobble, wobble, wobble....

ABO becasue OMG  !           Sandy Daze

JIB -

Read the NYT piece. Good but like so much of the reporting, also incomplete in terms of the known info.

We're doing the Benghazi post-mortem in dribs and drabs. With half the attention that was given to Zimmerman, I bet we'd be able to create the de-facto publicly available record; the known-knowns, the known-unknowns and well, perhaps some other stuff as well ;~))

hit and run

Porch:
And, conveniently, can't produce a list of the clients she managed to bamboozle.

Obama never produced the list of clients he worked for either.

James D.

I actually think DeFranco was even more liberal - and probably more honest.

Is it even possible to be less honest than Fauxochantas?

Melinda Romanoff

James D.-

Get on a train to Chicago and I'll set you up with a nice, long list of 'em.

Dave (in MA)

Ace has a claim that she could practice law in MA while licensed elsewhere as long as they were federal cases.

Melinda Romanoff

Catalonia seeking secession referendum from Spain, Thursday. Military threatens treason.

I suppose this is another one of those speed bumps.

Frau Mülltonne

The preezy sure knows a lot about Islam in action. I guess he did more than make faces during koran class in Indonesia.

I won't be surprised if Morsi is discretely whisked in the "Dalai Lama Portal" at the WH.

narciso

That Times piece, is troubling, it suggests that there really is no interest in hunting down the likes of bin Qumu, at least in the short run, why else, would they all be sent out of Tripoli,

So it would seem that Morsi cancelled the meeting in New York,

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