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September 14, 2011



I am not a politcal genius like David Axelrod but if the public doesn't like the bill then failure to pass it may not hurt Republicans.

Not the Party Of No, the Party Of Hell No


All along Obama has said it was simply a failure to communicate.


I think BO, like so many of his supporters throughout the public sector, became overt with their agenda because they thought they now had all the power they needed to fully implement the stealth socialist agenda Kurtz outlined.

IT has not gone as planned and now so many have become aware of both their methods and the actual intent. The irony is that if McCain had won much domestic policy would have been similar and we would have never recognized our lost autonomy or the extent of the government authorized looting to itself and its favorites.

Jane-You would be fascinated with how often I will read something, especially decades old aspirations, and write in the margin "No wonder the Tea Party makes them so crazed".


And what Obama offers in "stimulus" he takes back in regulation (via Instapundit):

Obama’s EPA not a ‘rogue’ agency at all

Everything is going according to plan for them. Now, if they could just get the voters to realize how briliant it all is.


Surprise, surprise,


Captain Hate

The irony is that if McCain had won much domestic policy would have been similar and we would have never recognized our lost autonomy or the extent of the government authorized looting to itself and its favorites.

If McCain hadn't lost there might not be a Tea Party and God knows where the Repubs would be lurching. The economy would be somewhat better and the deficit wouldn't be nearly as large (although the MFM would be wailing about it continually) but the trends would be terrible.


Well considering that Zandi and Holz Eakin,
(most recently known for saying, that neither
side has a solution to the crisis) that is probably true,


Yeah, Cap'n. I remember thinking during the Dem primary in '08, well, if we have to have this guy as President, we might as well have him as a rookie. Heaven forbid he get a chance to hone his chops any better.


You ca't hide stupidity forever. And, a corollary, the entire country is not as moronic as Chicago voters.


I think Chicago has to be the stupidest city on earth. (Sorry, Mel and cathyf and our other Chicago JOMers.) Even though I was born there, there's just something about that city that rubs me the wrong way.


After reading the Bloomberg article, it is apparent that if Obama is relying on a dynamic of a "revenge" vote against Republicans for blocking his jobs bill, it is not going to work. The people who are out of work are well beyond gotcha politics and even though they blame Republicans for obstructing Obama's bill, they are not going to vote for Obama. Why should they, if he can't break the impasse? People who voted for Obama and who are now jobless and hurting economically are practical enough to know on which side their bread will be buttered.


Gosh, didn't we have, last fall, an election that pretty much would have told any sentient creature occupying the White House that the public was not on board with his cool plans? The JEF's response is just to keep doubling down and speechifying.


We are blessed with incompetent opposition, jimmyk. I'd be much more worried about next year if we had a Clinton in the WH who could credibly tack right for re-election purposes, but fortunately these idiots are tripling down.

Captain Hate

Heaven forbid he get a chance to hone his chops any better.

I'm not sure if he'd have been able to do that (because one thing his term in office has proven is what an incredibly lazy load he is) but the MFM would've acted like he had. There would've been an all out push to make him appear like the greatest person ever with no discouraging words permitted. Plus McCain would be a terrible President; by trying to pander to his "friends" on the other side of the aisle and trying to get back in the good graces of the MFM, he'd be making all of us miserable.


This time, the Hitler character is Obama, with his closest advisers. He starts out berating them over NY-9. Then, they tell him about this Bloomberg poll.


Porch, he seems to genuinely think that if he just talks to us more we'll all come around. Whereas in reality, the more he talks the more we see him for the fool he is.


And Boehner and Cantor aren't going to "do nothing"...The House is going to pass a continuing stream of small, workable alternatives that Reid and Obama will pronounce DOA.


Yes, he's always seemed to think he can just talk people into doing what he wants.

And why wouldn't he think that? It's worked for him. People have kissed his ass his entire adult life for no other reason than because his ethnic background is vagely exotic.


BTW if you want to have some fun, check out the #attackwatch stream on Twitter:


I like this one:

Hey #attackwatch, I saw 6 ATM's in an alley, killing a Job. It looked like a hate crime!
2 hours ago

Jack is Back!

Interesting still that some of the exit interviews for Turner indicated that the long-time Dems in that district talked about the economy and jobs and people hurting and how Obama is doing nothing, etc. It wasn't just an Israel thing and that is what has the Poor Little Darlings in a tither.


(Click pic for full size.)

Rick Ballard

Toss in the stunning intelligence of the DSCC chair, Patty Murray, along with the President's decision to run against a do nothing Congress and the possibility of getting the 15 Senate seats necessary to obviate the filibuster becomes very real.

I'm crossing my fingers that Cornryn has taken the lessons of '10 to heart and will address Tea Party sensibilities in finding correct candidates.


Patty Murray is the DSCC chair? Best news I've heard since the GOP won two special elections last night.


Turner's victory and 2010 election were wake-up calls for Obama. Hillary was right- he won't respond at 3:00 am or any other time. His days are numbered. My biggest fear -At the convention the party drafts a new candidate out of desperation and repubs have only 2 months to run against them. I wouldn't put it past the dems to try a "hail mary" type of stunt like this if Obummer's numbers are in the toilet.


Is that the actual WH site, Porchlight, or a Republican parody? Talk about epic fail...

Iowahawk's latest there: "Remember, social media is supposed to be their strong suit."

Thomas Collins

Even in the Blue Bay State, there is resentment about the proposals to reduce the value of itemized deductions for those making over $200,000. People who in 2008 were fully on board with Obama's proposals are complaining that what Obama calls rich is not really rich in the "millionaires and billionaires" sense. I have to stifle snarky comments about the upper income professional class folks who voted for Obama and showed contempt for my arguments in 2008 getting what they deserve. I figure that if they are moving away from Obama infatuation on their own, why insult them and make them feel defensive.

Melinda Romanoff


I feel quite comfortable in knowing that Cornyn has learned nothing in the past 30 years.


Really, what did they think was going to happen?

Melinda Romanoff


It's a spoof feed. And hysterical.


DebinNC, it's Twitterers making fun of the attackwatch.com site, which is an actual site, but I think it might be run by the DNC rather than the WH (same diff, I know).

Seems to be the updated version of Fight The Smears.



I figure that if they are moving away from Obama infatuation on their own, why insult them and make them feel defensive.

Sound policy. But I certainly sympathize with the temptation to tweak them.

Ridicule (of Obama) is a potent weapon. If you make fun of him without referencing his supporters, it changes minds without direct confrontation. Plus, it's fun. ;)


Oh my gosh, I missed the AttackWatch parody video:


Hahahaha. You have to see it. I like the first comment:

Give him a break. He created two jobs yesterday in NY and NV

s4rcorvette 32 minutes ago 17


We are blessed with incompetent opposition......

.......and cursed with incompetent friends.

Captain Hate

So Duke and Duke is doubling down on Cornyn "because he learned from his mistakes in 2010 and it's his turn anyway so shut up"? Einstein's definition of insanity.


Well neither Toomey, or Rubio, really raised any opposition to his renomination,

Jack is Back!

If you do one thing today, go to Porch's link at 12:19 - watch, laugh, cheer then make it viral.

I am wondering how many people are signing up for AttackWatch and submit parodies or hoaxes there?


given that the public is down on Obama's jobs bill (whatever it is) and given that the condition of the economy is determined in large part by people's outlook, I can't think of a better reason to oppose the jobs bill. If the people don't think it will work, it won't work, and why waste (another) $450 million proving that?


It's a weak tactic to be sure, but never forget that Dems only have to get within five per cent due to the cheating/ illegals/ cemetery vote so don't count your chickens until November 2012.


Is that the actual WH site, Porchlight, or a Republican parody? Talk about epic fail...

They tried this with [email protected] to report fishy behavior about Obamacare. I think some conservatives reported themselves!


I am wondering how many people are signing up for AttackWatch and submit parodies or hoaxes there?

I would think quite a few, JiB. But perhaps the administration is collecting IPs?

They've got to be collecting something.


They're collecting money for Obama for America. And email id's.

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Well, one of our local fishwrap's headlines this morning read: Obama's jobs bill would bring to Idaho millions of dollars. Subhed: The White House says work for thousands of Idahoans is at stake

And it would save or create jobs for policemen, firefighters, teachers and left handed albino orphans if you evil wingnutz would stop lighting your cigars with million dollar bills and kicking old people.


Forgot the first part of that:

Thank you for joining Attack Wire Donate to fight the attacks

The smears didn't end with the 2008 election.

President Obama's opponents are still using false claims against him and his record in an attempt to derail our momentum.

Donate to support our campaign and help us fight back with the facts.


They are that subtle, huh


The Republicans need to be attacking that trash that is being put up on that AttackWatch site that says it is paid for by Obama for America, immediately and repeatedly.

The first one says that the Admin is deporting "Under the new policy, DHS will review the deportation cases of approximately 300,000 immigrants and suspend certain cases for immigrants who pose no threat to the nation.

"In the Washington Post, the American Prospect’s Adam Serwer says President Obama’s immigration plan “is not amnesty.”

What else would you call it?

I suspect every answer on it is riddled with lies.

JM Hanes

#attackwatch is not (intended to be) a spoof site! Just scroll the AttackWatch homepage for it. You can also follow @AttackWatch, where the action is..... considerably slower.

Danube of Thought

I have long since stopped thinking that anything will cause Obama to change course. He simply does not listen to anyone, and still believes that what he is doing is what needs to be done.

Has Chuck U. Schumer had anything to say yet?


nuff said.


You know it should have a obelisk logo, on this:


hit and run

#attackwatch was launched by @barackobama as the hash tag to follow. See legalinsurrectuon for the screen cap.

Supid black berry is not actin properly...let's hope this doesn't come out garbled.


More from my local paper:

Economist Don Reading of Ben Johnson Associates Inc. said the bill focuses on the right areas. Reading said the gap between the rich and the poor has widened almost to 1920s proportions.

You read that right, you baggers! Pay up.

Jack is Back!

West Wing Report tweets:

"President ordering govt. bureaucrats to speed up payments to federal contractors: 15 days instead of the usual 30 days."

Now instead of spending more we are going to spend it faster. This way we will create and save more jobs faster. Plus it allows the unions to achieve their dues more quickly so that they can then contribute to the DNC faster. Speed is what will grow the economy.

Danube of Thought

How sweet it is:

A new Twitter hashtag designed to help fight misinformation against President Obama appears to have backfired in early use on Wednesday.

President Obama's Twitter feed, which is run by his campaign staff, on Tuesday evening started promoting the new website AttackWatch.com and hashtag #AttackWatch, designed to fight misinformation against the president.

The hashtag was already in heavy rotation by Twitter users by Wednesday morning, but many users are conservatives such as columnist Michelle Malkin, who offered up her own daily column as an example of an Obama "attack."

Whole thing.

Captain Hate

Dear God, narc; that ought to bring them back into the fold.

Jack is Back!

narc and CH,

Wait until the NY-9 entry in that Attack Watch. Why those stupid, old Hasidic's - what were they thinking.

Captain Hate

I saw that one of the "loopholes" that El JEFe has proposed closing to the meeyunaires and beeyunaires, bka families making $250K, is the itemized deduction for state and local taxes. I can think of more than one reason why that is a horrible idea, even by Odummy's miserably low standards.

Captain Hate

JiB, I'm thinking Attack Watch might even exceed Iowahawk's lampooning abilities. Although a "which is Attack Watch versus garbage I just made up" could be comedic gold.

hit and run

Where's bgates?!?!!!????  I heard a rumor that President Obama has fired more cruise missiles than all other Nobel peace prize winners combined! #attackwatch   Wait.  Just went to look that up . . . and guess what?  I had no idea -- but bgates has been fact-checked at politifact!  

  Based on our review of historical records and interviews with military historians, it appears the sign along the New Hampshire highway is correct. The next closest contender was Sadat during the Yom Kippur war, but it appears he was far short of the number fired by Obama, even in combination with other laureates. If we hear of additional evidence, we'll revisit this item. But in the meantime, the numbers indicate the sign is correct. We rate the statement True.  


--Dear God, narc; that ought to bring them back into the fold.--

I especially liked the ringing endorsement Barry's team quotes:
Ehud Barak; "I can hardly remember a better period of support" referring to Barry's time in the WH.

Of course that means he does remember better periods of support, but I'm not sure the WH's genius staff knows that.

Jack is Back!

Barone has a different but still negative take on NY-9. He calls it a repudiation of Chuck Schumer more than anything plus he gives demographic/topographic details on how the district has changed over the years. Good read. LUN

Captain Hate

OMG check this out: http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/obama-if-you-love-me-pass-bill

Captain Hate

JiB, one of my first thoughts on hearing the NY-9 results were of Chuckie Sleaze.

Captain Hate

Never fear: http://twitter.com/#!/iowahawkblog


I really want to know how tied into Solyndra Schwarzenegger was. I think he was at the groundbreaking ceremony.

When I get home tonight I will investigate. There is no way this was dirty at the Federal level only. State and Local had to have skimmed their fair share.


Obama promoted his jobs bill in North Carolina on Wednesday, the third stop on what White House Press Secretary Jay Carney called a "campaign" for jobs.

Not for the first time, Obama called back to an audience member's shouted, "I love you" with "I love you back."

On Wednesday he added, "But if you love me you've got to help me pass this bill."


Here you go, TK:


I Won

Myself loves I.

Captain Hate

Just when you think Ground Chuck can't be any more of a pandering liar: “I’ve never heard the 9th C.D. referred to as a bellwether. It’s among the most conservative districts in New York City."


And back in the day, when the future seemed so promising:


Charlie (Colorado)

By the way, just for fun, Joe McGinness is pushing a new Palin Rumor that she likes black people a little *too* much:



LOL, even WaPo is saying AttackWatch is becoming the "laughing stock of the Internet":


One more time for your comedy pleasure

Twitter: #attackwatch
YouTube: Attaaaaaack Waaaaaatch! (counter stuck on 306 views for 2 plus hours, trust me, it's much higher, thanks YouTube libs)


There is a provision in the jobs bill to allow an unemployed person to sue for discrimination if he applies for a job and doesn't get it.

Not one business is going to hire one person under this monstrosity.

Danube of Thought

Down to 40 at Gallup.

Captain Hate

Joe McGinness is just as classy as I imagined. The donks had an accused and never refuted rapist in the White House and this is what the party of racial obsessions is banking on.

hit and run

Heh. Just checked the sitemeter on my blog. Someone in the UK just found my blog using the search term: "sylvia bocking"





I saw that one of the "loopholes" that El JEFe has proposed closing to the meeyunaires and beeyunaires, bka families making $250K, is the itemized deduction for state and local taxes.

Phlosophically, this is actually a good rather than a bad idea. Essentially, allowing folks to itemize their state and local taxes provides a tax subsidy to people who live in high tax districts, which subsidy is paid for those of us who are less taxed. So, if you live in New York City, you pay outrageous state and local taxes, but the Fed reimburses you somewhat for that. (and those of us who live in Georgia thereby get to pay a portion of your hight taxes). If those taxes were less deductible, you might see the limo liberals of NYC suddenly reconsider high taxes, and put pressure on the powers that be in the local jurisdictions to lower them.


There's this blogger, Charles Hill, who every once in a while, puts out the search terms that find his blog, they are unique, let us say.



Heh. Just checked the sitemeter on my blog. Someone in the UK just found my blog using the search term: "sylvia bocking"

In a pub in the next world, a former poster is smiling over a pint.

Captain Hate

Appalled, I might agree with you if they were removing the state and local deductions from everybody. The way it's currently proposed I think will lead to high earners moving away from the high tax locations which will ultimately shackle the lower earners with higher tax bills.


I really wish the Ruling Class and their useful idiots in the media would realize they need give up their grasp on power, but I fear it will get much uglier before that happens:

Madison radio personality Sly incites listeners to go to Paul Ryan's home and dump candy at his door.

Sly gives out Ryan's home address, giggles about going over to the house to put candy there as a prank, and urges readers to head over there, with candy. He goes into detail about the directions to the house, the number of children who live there, and the physical attractiveness of the Congressman's wife.


When you become an object of derision as O is you've lost it.

For how the media hoodwinked voters into voting for this Marxist dunce there's this:http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/09/even_republicans_rejected_info_about_obamas_past.html


Arrest Sly.


Wrong link, here's the right one:



Rush is reporting Louie Gohmert to AttackWatch.com for introducing an "American Jobs Act" into the House before Obama's bill has been submitted. Gohmert's bill is 2 pages long, and simply eliminates the corporate income tax.



If the high earners start clearing out of the cities and high tax states, the politicians will start getting the message. Consider it the Tenth Amendment version of Atlas Shrugged.

Captain Hate

Ranger that link is to this thread. What you quoted is pretty creepy and I have a hard time the radio station hasn't caught a ton of flack, even in Madison.


Carp... Sorry about that guys.

JM Hanes


"I really want to know how tied into Solyndra Schwarzenegger was. I think he was at the groundbreaking ceremony."

Indeed, he was. A couple of other questions occurred to me in reading the WaPo's latest on Solyndra with regard to "the time pressure we are under to sign-off on Solyndra,” (aside from the obvious implication that the White House was only interested in the OMB's stamp of approval, not it's assessment). The White House admits they "had 'quite an active interest' in the timing of OMB's decision," but surely the date of a picayune groundbreaking was more than a little fungible. The all-important Joe Biden didn't even show up in person -- he appeared c/o Jumbotron!


{Photo from Gigaon, linked above}

Can any of our search string senseis tell me what sort of jujitsu I need to do to find out what else was happening around then (Sept. 4, 2009) which might shed some light on the real calculus wrt nailing down Solyndra?

One of the OMB emails to Biden's office also says: “We have ended up with a situation of having to do rushed approvals on a couple of occasions (and we are worried about Solyndra at the end of the week).” Did anyone else wonder what those other occasioins might have been?

JM Hanes

Only took me an hour to catch up to gigaon narciso. Not sure whether to give myself a face palm or a pat on the head.


I just have to link this again:

bgates gets PolitiFactchecked

"We rate the statement True."


I used Solyndra; Schwartzenegger as a search string, following TK's tip, first thing that comes up with that date, and stimulus, is a Krugman column, then this:



Yay, bgates!

John 14:15 - "If you love me, you will keep my commands."

JM Hanes


"If the high earners start clearing out of the cities and high tax states, the politicians will start getting the message."

We're lookin' at you, Detroit!


"Rush is reporting Louie Gohmert to AttackWatch.com for introducing an "American Jobs Act" into the House before Obama's bill has been submitted."

ROTFLMAO! I picked a great day to check back in on reality.


I hope ABC will follow the half billion loans to the various small "green" car companies (Tesla, Fisker, etc) as closely as they've followed Solyndra.

There has to be money laundering involved.

Danube of Thought

I doubt that the elimination of the state tax deduction would have enough impact to induce people to move. But I still think it should be eliminated--as should most others (along with all credits and most if not all exclusions and exemptions).

The effect of almost all of them (not including the state tax deduction) is to distort efficient markets for the benefit of favored behaviors and favored constituencies. All of them are trumpeted in the name of job creation or compassion or whatever at the time of enactment; only later are they called "loopholes."


Anyone understand how the Solyndra CEO ever actually received "millions" from his options, since the IPO never happened?

Army of Davids

Democrats don't have the votes to pass Obama's bill in the Senate.

Boehner should just be patient until Democrats can figure out what they will do.

Oh...that'r right....

It's an emergency....ACT NOW and this pile of nonsense can be yours.


It’s among the most conservative districts in New York City

Probably the most conservative place in New York City and Marin County put together.

We rate the statement True

For the first time in my adult life, I'm proud that a joke I made showed up on a billboard in New Hampshire and got fact checked by a national organization of leftist hacks.

Jack is Back!


Doug Powers' tweets:

"Jet carrying Ruth Bader Ginsberg evacuated after pilots notice plane leaning way too far left wtop.com/?nid=41&sid=25…"

JM Hanes

♥ bgates

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