published Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

The Strategy

about Clay Bennett...

The son of a career army officer, Bennett led a nomadic life, attending ten different schools before graduating in 1980 from the University of North Alabama with degrees in Art and History. After brief stints as a staff artist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Fayetteville (NC) Times, he went on to serve as the editorial cartoonist for the St. Petersburg Times (1981-1994) and The Christian Science Monitor (1997-2007), before joining the staff of the ...

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NGAdad said...

Worse yet is who he'll wind up going home with! Gotta feel for this guy, he should have just cruised on in life out of those sharky waters. Excellent job Clay!

November 3, 2011 at 12:45 a.m.
blackwater48 said...

ANN COULTER, FOR ONCE, WAS RIGHT

The great white 'witch' once warned Republicans that “if we don’t run Chris Christie, Romney will be the nominee and we’ll lose.”

That was before she endorsed Mitt.

As the republican party continues to implode the chances of Obama's re-election increase exponentially. The GOP is running out of another candidate to run instead of Romney.

It reminds me of speed dating or a celebrity wedding.

Actually, this republican search for a presidential candidate looks more like a train wreck, which, as you all know, always draws a large crowd of on-lookers.

Oh, the humanity.

Oh, the hilarity.

November 3, 2011 at 1:33 a.m.
ArnoldZiffel said...

What's BO going to do with a GOP controlled Senate and a GOP controlled house????? That's what's in store for him if he wins, smart asses. Dems will lose the Senate. Blackwater why don't you shut up. You're not a Republican so don't speak for us. What you don't understand is that we're pumped, no matter who the candidate is! What you think about them doesn't matter to me. Shouldn't you be at one of those Occupy, crap and pee protests going on????

November 3, 2011 at 3:12 a.m.
AndrewLohr said...

He'll look good because he's in the 1% of richest candidates? Romney care is bad judgment; Mormonism is bad judgment; RINO is bad judgment...NEXT!

November 3, 2011 at 6:08 a.m.
EaTn said...

I hate to see this right-wing circus end this far ahead of the finish line. Surely there's another Bachmann, Cain, Palin or Perry out there to entertain us with a wild ride up and down in the polls.

November 3, 2011 at 6:17 a.m.
woody said...

Please be careful what you 'wish for' EaTn..there is still at least one "Bush" left out there..(shuddering at the thought)..Woody

November 3, 2011 at 6:28 a.m.
sandyonsignal said...

The problem is the GOP base not Romney. The base is so hard right that they can't like someone who doesn't possess their insane ideas; hence, we saw Bachmann, Trump, Perry, and Cain all show up as the "favorite". I am thrilled that this is who they love because it means a win for Obama. Romney is a true Republican in every sense: part of the Wall Street crowd, married to the same woman and is faithful (how did they ever find such a man in the GOP) , doesn't have skeletons in the closet, has not given a speech while being drunk, and is able to win votes in the center. Of course, those traits won't win the GOP primary, the base wants the Christine O'Donnels and the Sharon Angles of the world. Rick Perry is their man.

November 3, 2011 at 6:28 a.m.
hambone said...

We can only hope that Trump will get back in it and give us some fun!

November 3, 2011 at 6:33 a.m.
dude_abides said...

Andrew's got a problem with Romney's religion. LOL. He's right enough, he's white enough, he just prays wrong. Would Andrew sell out his religion (and vote for Mitt) to keep Obama from repeating, or go with the President (and swallow his racism)? Would sister wives be known as the 1st Lady, 2nd Lady, etc., or as First Lady 1.0, First Lady 2.0, etc.?

November 3, 2011 at 7:25 a.m.
alprova said...

ArnoldZiffel wrote: "What's BO going to do with a GOP controlled Senate and a GOP controlled house????? That's what's in store for him if he wins, smart asses."

You're dreaming. The more that Republicans prove their allegiance only to the rich, the more they stand to lose.

"Dems will lose the Senate."

No they won't. The Economy is on its way up, despite all efforts on behalf of the Republicans to tamp it down. If that trend continues, the Democrats may well win the House again.

"Blackwater why don't you shut up. You're not a Republican so don't speak for us."

He wasn't trying to. Who put you in charge of deciding who has a right to post in here? Take your own advice.

"What you don't understand is that we're pumped, no matter who the candidate is!"

Well, there's no accounting for taste, is there?

"What you think about them doesn't matter to me."

The feeling is mutual. What you think of the current President matters not a whit.

"Shouldn't you be at one of those Occupy, crap and pee protests going on????"

Shouldn't you be beating your kids?

November 3, 2011 at 7:26 a.m.
fairmon said...

Way too early to speculate about either party. It is too early to assume Obama will not be challenged by someone in his own party. The $1 billion plus campaign fund he has will probably buy him a second term. Ron Paul and Newt G. would be a good ticket.

Neither Obama or any candidate can grow the tourist and services economy we have become. How many of the OWS crowd and those that are dependent on government support job ready? What do they have to cause an employer to want their skills? Our wealth creating mfg., mining, farming, fishing jobs keep dropping which charts similar to the diminishing middle class. Guess where the tents, sleeping bags and other items used by the OWS crowd were made?

Just keep buying those imports and raising hell about companies not expanding in the U.S. Keep an eye on Greece to see where the U.S. is headed.

November 3, 2011 at 7:27 a.m.
alprova said...

AndrewLohr wrote: "Mormonism is bad judgment"

Your judgment is bad judgment.

November 3, 2011 at 7:28 a.m.
alprova said...

Harp3339 wrote: " Ron Paul and Newt G. would be a good ticket."

For defeat.

November 3, 2011 at 7:31 a.m.
ibshame said...

Don't count any of the Repub candidates out just yet. At one point John McCain was considered down and out but he made a comeback. Mitt Romney thinks he has this thing sewn up and as a result he's running a General Election campaign rather than a primary campaign. Herman Cain got in the race in order to push Romney further to the right to attract the wingnuts in his party with all of his flip-flopping. It almost worked except no one knew the Herman Cain campaign would all of a sudden attract as many right wingers as it did. The chance couldn't be taken that somehow he would actually get the nomination, so the leaks started. The Cain campaign imploded. It was collateral damage. They were counting on Cain to make it through January just long enough to force Romney to make more flip-flops to the extreme right. One of the other candidates would then step in, show all the different positions Romney has taken and then claim to be the only "TRUE CONSERVATIVE" out there and thus take the nomination away from Romney. Stay tuned this show just got less boring. LOL

November 3, 2011 at 8:09 a.m.
MTJohn said...

AndrewLohr said... RINO is bad judgment...NEXT!

In the context of the history of the Republican party, Romney is the only candidate on the slate who is not RINO.

November 3, 2011 at 8:30 a.m.
limric said...

Mitt's bits part 1

Having any similarity to Obama is an insult of the highest order among Republicans, Romney—an inveterate liar and flip-flopper is bound by no limitations of shame or integrity.

All politicians pander, but Mitt Romney is a special case. It is not just that he panders more frequently and absurdly, although he does. It’s his lack of human emotion that allows him to do so. When you watch someone lie on the campaign trail—such as Obama claiming he opposes gay marriage, for example—you can sense him wincing. Most people become visibly uncomfortable when lying. Not Mitt Romney. He evinces no problem taking a left-wing position on a topic one day and the most right-wing position the next. He’s more like a robot programmed to tell everyone what they want to hear, and acts as if nothing he said or did in the past ever happened. Romney comes across not so much as a person running for president as he does a machine fabricated to imitate one.

Coming after Bush’s effective smear campaign against John Kerry as an inconstant flip-flopping pansy (mostly true by the way), being an inauthentic patrician from Massachusetts was thought to be an almost insurmountable challenge. His history as a moderate and the dramatic reversals he made as a Republican were (are) to many, disqualifying.

But, strangely, he has survived, even as the GOP moved dramatically to the right. It turns out that Romney’s complete lack of honesty or scruples is an asset on the campaign trail. Mere mortals would tie themselves into knots trying to square current positions with past ones. Romney feels no such obligation. In 2008 he was for fiscal stimulus. Now he says that was a failure and that “government cannot create jobs.” He claimed in 1994 that he was more liberal on gay rights than Ted Kennedy and that he was as pro-choice as anyone. Now he opposes abortion rights, wants to reinstate “don’t ask, don’t tell” and supports a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. But Romney makes no effort to claim that these views are somehow inconsistent with his past. He simply acts as if he has always been a staunch social conservative, and he even has the audacity to question the conservative bona fides of his opponents.

Cont.

November 3, 2011 at 9:16 a.m.
ArnoldZiffel said...

I see the Occupy, crap and pee protesters are not getting violent! Bad news for BO. BO is "the MAN", why don't they protest him?????? If you fools think GOP enthusiasm has died since the mid-terms you are dreaming!!! Look at all you Dems telling us what we want and what believe. Stupid!! Take care of your own house. Obama would be dumped in a second if Hillary wanted the nomination. Hey Alprova, Obama owes his allegiance to "the rich"! Who do you think you're fooling! What a load of OWS crap!

November 3, 2011 at 9:18 a.m.
limric said...

Mitt's bits part 2

Now,rather than trying to come up with some rationale for how his current positions and his past ones fit together, he adopts totally contrary positions without a trace of nuance or shame. He claimed in Massachusetts that he wasn’t just a moderate Republican on social issues but as liberal as any Democrat. Now he claims not to be center-right but a real social conservative. Both are equally false, but it would be just as dishonest if he said he was a moderate. Romney is nothing and everything at the same time. But because moderate Republicans are more sophisticated than conservative Republicans, they give him a wink and a nudge on his extremist statements, believing he is really one of them. Meanwhile, social conservatives have a healthy skepticism towards him, but can be wooed by his perverse attacks on Rick Perry. But it just doesn’t matter. He sees disingenuous demagoguery as being in his interest, so he goes after them full-throttle. If his interests change, his stance will too. And the conservatives who vote for him will feel just as misled as the Massachusetts Democrats who helped Romney get to where he is. Mitt Romney's Biggest Asset: Shamelessness

November 3, 2011 at 9:20 a.m.
hambone said...

What has happened to L4F. Did he loose his job, join the ranks of the unemployed?

No job, no company computer, no internet?

Not that I miss him!!

November 3, 2011 at 9:34 a.m.
timbo said...

No one in the Republican field could be worse than Obama. He had no experience, bad grades, spends too much, etc. etc. Even though that is true, unless Cain wins the nomination, I will go third party. The irresponsible democrats are just a little worse than the irresponsible Republicans. Romney would be a Republican Obama.

As far as Occupy goes, this is what you get when you let your kids watch Nickelodeon too much. They have an overdose of self-esteem and make bad choices.

November 3, 2011 at 9:36 a.m.

Mitt Romney accomplished more by the age of 23 than Barry has in twice the time and opportunity. In other words, there is no fair comparison between the two. One is a leader and do'er the other is a follower and divider.

Conservatives need to get over the gray areas of Romney. He's much more conservative than Barry.

November 3, 2011 at 9:39 a.m.
tderng said...

at this time four years ago no one even knew Who Barack Obama was.(we still don't).Until the msm made him their poster boy he didn't have a chance.Suddenly the msm began a slobbering love affair with an unknown black representative from Illinois and the best democratic candidate was swept aside.Now we know that the msm is not gonna do anything but try to bring down any viable conservative candidate,hunting,digging,even making things up about them.But a Winner could rise up.

November 3, 2011 at 10:14 a.m.
MickeyRat said...

On a spring morning in April of 1775 a simple band of colonists – farmers and merchants, blacksmiths and printers, men and boys – left their homes and families in Lexington & Concord to take up arms against the tyranny of an empire.

These were a courageous people, patriots one and all. They fought and died to give us our birthrights.

Today we hear: “This is what you get when you let your kids watch Nickelodeon too much. They have an overdose of self-esteem and make bad choices.” “What a load of OWS crap!” “Are you liberals/socialists/progressives/statists/communists going to give fist bumps and high fives to your fellow hippie anarchists?” “I've seen it all before at the zoo in the chimp cages. You know, playing with themselves, tossing their poop around, screaming and shaking their posteriors at everyone.”

These are the people that would quickly turn you in to the government they profess to abhor.

To quote bookieturnersghost out of context, “Such misguided and lost souls”. Loyalists to the crown, one and all.

November 3, 2011 at 10:21 a.m.
Momus said...

I like ArnoldZ, he is a true Repulican. Blame everyone and offer no solutions.

Oh, the humanity.

Oh, the hilarity

November 3, 2011 at 11:27 a.m.
hambone said...

If someone buys a beach front house in Southern California for $12 million and 3 years latter bulldoses it to build a bigger one because "it didn't fit our needs". They have no concept of what common peoples lives are like.

Romney inherited a fortune and screwed many a common man to get where he is.

November 3, 2011 at 11:57 a.m.
ArnoldZiffel said...

Obama has no conception of what common people's lives are like. He drives through slums on his way to rake in big money from movie stars and corporate fat cats. What solution do you want, Momus? Other than one that involves taking something from someone who has earned it and giving it to someone who hasn't!! The average salary of a federal government employee is $126k a year. Average! Politicians leave office multi-millionares, bureaucrats never leave or get fired. The problem is bi-partisan, MOMUS! The solution is not to help those who are struggling by bringing down those who succeed.

November 3, 2011 at 12:33 p.m.
mymy said...

"There's a sucker born every minute". It is generally taken to mean that there will always be many gullible people in the world.

Nowhere is that more obvious than in the loony left views. I think it is down to seconds even split seconds these days.

The brainwashing started decades ago and is now at fever pitch. Obama is now the Head Professor, but for not much longer.

Look to Europe to see where we are headed. If you like it, pack your bags and go there, please.

November 3, 2011 at 1 p.m.

Very good, mymy.

The federal governemnt/Obama is the crown, MickeyRat.

Those who founded this country and fought against tyranny have nothing in common with the OWS zombies. The OWS crowd are a bunch of poop flinging chimps who want what others have earned or else.

Look what's going on in Oakland. Give us what we want OR ELSE! Just like the "mass tantrum" in Wisconsin by the spoiled state workers.

As I've pointed out, as well as others, they're not legitimate unless they criticize the federal government, Democrats and Obama as well. It's a collectivist movement. It's about helping Obama and that's all.

Republicans don't care what you Obama loyalists think of all the various candidates. Not one bit. They'll rally around the eventual candidate. Every single one of them is far better than President Obama. The man who said he's "ready to rule" from day one.

Obama has no workable solutions, no answers and no ability to work with others. It always boils down to less freedom and taking from those who've earned it. I think we can do a lot better.

It's fine if you don't like any of the Republican candidates, or the Republican Party, but to post day after day on here trying to convince everyone that Obama is a good president and hasn't done damage to this country is a complete waste of time.

Oh, the poor baby, he's had it so hard. BOO HOO HOO!

November 3, 2011 at 1:38 p.m.
hambone said...

Wilber, $126K average, really?

You get that lie from Limpbaugh?

November 3, 2011 at 1:40 p.m.
potcat said...

Before the night is over one of the women may get to loosen up Romneys secret girdle,he looks like he's wound tight as dicks hat band. He's laced up so tight his jaws are pulled back. A little mickey and a slow hand to unlace his secret garment and the woman on the left can take a phone video and damn he could have a winning campaign Ad. Clay could do the posters! The stiff jaw virgin, just got Americanized and was FREED!!!

November 3, 2011 at 1:45 p.m.
onetinsoldier said...

Clay, Last night on The Daily show, someone pilfered your idea of the grope poster you did of Cain 3 days ago. Hope it was with your consent. Tell Jon Stewart you will forgive his staff if he invites you on.

Perry says he wasn't drunk that it was just "typical banter". I think drunk would be a better excuse than I'm just an idiot and this is the way I always act.

November 3, 2011 at 2:14 p.m.
chet123 said...

i see harp is still here making crazy predictions....did he say Gingrich and ron paul.....those two old grumpy men are yesterday's news ha ha ha ...i think harp was also a herman cain man ha ha ..some things never changes ha ha ha

November 3, 2011 at 2:39 p.m.
ibshame said...

Herman Cain is blaming Rick Perry for the leaked sexual harrasment story. Rick Perry is blaming Mitt Romney. They haven't said yet who Romney is blaming. LOL This comedy just gets better and better.

November 3, 2011 at 2:55 p.m.
ibshame said...

Obama didn't say Romney had no core; David Plouffe told David Gregory that on Meet the Press last Sunday in an interview. Romney is certainly qualified but competent? LOL It depends on what side of an issue he's on today. It might change tomorrow or next week. As for patting yourself on the back because "we elected a black guy" was that suppose to be a vote for Affirmative Action? Then I suppose you got fooled because if anything Barack Obama has not been the poster child for Affirmative Action. By the way Mitt Romney is trailing Barack Obama in the latest poll by more than the margin of error of three points. But he is a heckuva lot closer than any of the others.

November 3, 2011 at 3:17 p.m.
mymy said...

hambone: Federal employees whose compensation averages more than $126,000 and the nation’s greatest concentration of lawyers helped Washington edge out San Jose as the wealthiest U.S. metropolitan area, government data show.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-19/beltway-earnings-make-u-s-capital-richer-than-silicon-valley.html

November 3, 2011 at 4:17 p.m.
MTJohn said...

Note that the average salary of $126,000, as reported in the Bloomberg article, was for federal employees who work in the Washington D.C. area. That would include all of the congressionals and all of the highest ranking employees in all of the federal agencies. It would not include any of the federal employees who work in all of the agency field offices that are located outside the nation's capital.

November 3, 2011 at 4:44 p.m.
mymy said...

They are all overpaid for what they are doing to this country.

November 3, 2011 at 4:51 p.m.
MTJohn said...

mymy and nooga - I have a simple solution for both of you. Just stop using government services - ALL government services.

November 3, 2011 at 5:59 p.m.
dude_abides said...

timbo! haven't seen you in a while! Hope everything is cool. Now, did you by any chance see any nervous, distracted women backstage at the Herman Cain rally in ATL? Thanks for helping this awesome clown onto the national political stage, he's a real hoot!

November 3, 2011 at 7:16 p.m.
chet123 said...

Lesliesmart....did you say we voted a black guy....do you know how stupid you sounds....i will bet all the tea in china that you voted republican.

Lesliesmart maybe you dont know better since you from this area...if you want to be taken serious...say you voted democrat or american....you make it sounds like a black guy is from another planet HA HA HA what was George Bush???? You gave bush 8years to miss this country up..and i didnt hear one peak out of people like you.....800billion dollars borrowed from china to finance his war in mideast...and still didnt get bin laden ha ha ha karina kill hundren of people while bush was hung over from a drunk hahaha gas went from 99 cent a gal to 4.00 in one year....surplus turn into a deficit while you cheered and fox tv wave the american flags...fox tv waved the american flag everyday for 7years until Obama took office then they had the nerve to draw the American Flag in HA HA HA.....Well, LESLIESMART after reading about a couple of sentences of your writing tell me all i want to know about your patriotism HA HA HA you are GOP

November 3, 2011 at 7:22 p.m.
chet123 said...

TDERNG....whats it to you...you vote republican....dont you have enough problem with your own party.....all of your candidate are absolute CLOWNS....Herman Cain so stupid he didnt know China had NUKES HA HA HA...can you see him carrying the black box ha ha ha..Rick Perry the cowboy from Texas who enter the race with his six-shooter have pooped-out HAH HA HA....Man is scare to debate...running away like a chicken ha ha ha How can he debate with Putin or other Head of States and he cant talk..HA HA HA...

November 3, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
chet123 said...

Where is Timbo....the last time I talked to timbo he was trying to sale me on a guy name HERMAN CAIN...HA HA you republican knows how to pick them.....the MAN dont have sense enough to know CHINA have nukes....how dumb can you be...but the republican party have a way of picking the dumbest....ronald reagon was no rhode scholar...graduate from Eurica college(equ.of tennessee temple) ha ha ha...and there was George Bush ha ha,...Rick Perry had a D+ average at texas AM......and they running this clown for President(hmmmmmmmm dont hear anyone saying AFFIRMATIVE ACTION HA HA HA

November 3, 2011 at 7:41 p.m.
hambone said...

mymy, $126K average in the Washington DC area is not the average of all government employees as Wilber the pig eluded to!

Once again the republicans in the senate voted against another jobs bill.

Those bastards are going to ruin America, just to make Obama a one termer!!!

November 3, 2011 at 8:23 p.m.
alprova said...

lesliesmart wrote: "i love that obama is saying romney has no core. Again, the funny part is that obama is saying it. the guy who voted 'present' 140-something times in the illinois senate."

Actually, the exact number of times that Illinois Senator Barack Obama voted "Present" was 129 times. That really sounds bad, doesn't it?

Put into the realistic context and revealing the fact that he cast more than 4,000 votes of "Aye" or "Nay" while he served as an Illinois Senator, that means that he voted "Present" only about 3% of the time, and while there are for certain politicians who have voted "Present" far fewer times, there are just as many, if not more, who have voted "Present" in the Illinois Senate in higher percentages than Barack Obama did.

During 2008, John McCain participated in only 20% of the votes cast that year, while Barack Obama participated in 62%.

Michelle Bachmann currently holds the record of missed votes in the Senate. The count stood at 150 since announcing her candidacy, as of October 1, 2011.

November 3, 2011 at 9:10 p.m.
chet123 said...

great research ALPROVA.....these butt head listen to rush and watch FOX TV......they just put their foot in their mouth

November 3, 2011 at 9:35 p.m.
alprova said...

JohnRoss wrote: "here is another quantified fact, we can be 100% sure that Barack Hussien Obama is a close friend and confidant of Bill Ayers, the self confessed unrepentant terrorist."

You typing that a hundred times does not make it any more true than the first time you posted that lie. And again, I categorically state that the William Charles Ayers of 2011 resembles nothing of the misguided early twenty-something year old man he was. He has also apologized publicly and privately for his actions back then.

I've posted proof positive the evidence that also proves you to be a liar on that issue. Where is your proof? You have none because there is none to be found.

"There is a 100% probability that Obama lied about his relationship."

There is no proof out there that constitutes the President having more than a passing glance at the man and more than having sat in a boardroom with him a few times.

"And there is a 100% probability that CNN did 1 story on 1 day and never mentioned it again."

Well then, dig it up and post a link to it. I'll doggone sure read it.

"So thats why alprova and chet and the other CNNistas know nothing about the world around them. Other than what The Barry wants them to know."

You're totally and unquestionably as pathetic as all the other losers out there passing rumors off as fact, when they are anything but.

November 3, 2011 at 10:24 p.m.
lumpy said...

You assume too much Chet.

I don't need anyone to tell me when something feels wrong in my gut. I just go with it. You Democrats think no conservative is capable of coming to their own conclusions without being told by some media figure on Fox or talk radio.

Please tell us who we should listen to and read. Since you seem to know who we shouldn't listen to and read, then you must know who we should, right? Enlighten me.

Alprova seems to know everything, how about him? Or, maybe Limric?

Marx, maybe? How about Paul Krugman or Maureen Dowd? Keith Olberman?

Seems that even Cuba is letting go of its collectivist vision. You can now sell and purchase private property there now. Obama is still holding tight to that vision, at least for the rest of us.

November 3, 2011 at 10:25 p.m.
lumpy said...

You're pathetic, Alprova. Your perpetual, nauseating defense of a genuine anti-American puke, Obama, is getting to be a real bore. You can't rewrite history while it's happening, as Obama is trying to do. You're not that good.

November 3, 2011 at 10:34 p.m.
alprova said...

Here ya' go JohnRoss. The ONLY CNN story in the archives about Bill Ayers and Barack Obama;

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/14/ayers.interview/index.html?iref=allsearch

November 3, 2011 at 10:40 p.m.
alprova said...

Lumpy wrote: "You're pathetic, Alprova. Your perpetual, nauseating defense of a genuine anti-American puke, Obama, is getting to be a real bore. You can't rewrite history while it's happening, as Obama is trying to do. You're not that good."

I'll tell you like I tell everyone else. I'll stand on the side of fact and truth day in and day out. The truth will stand when the World is on fire.

Post the proof that I am wrong about anything having to do with my defense of the President and I'll shut-up.

Rumors, innuendo, and lies are not going to fly, as bad as you might want them to. Dislike the man all you want for whatever reason there is to dislike him, but stick to the truth when presenting "facts" while you're doing it in a public forum.

That's not too much to ask, is it?

November 3, 2011 at 10:49 p.m.
hambone said...

Al, you have let up on them. They can't handle the truth!

November 3, 2011 at 11:24 p.m.
alprova said...

Thanks Hambone. You do a fine job yourself in correcting misinformation. Keep up the good work.

November 3, 2011 at 11:53 p.m.
blackwater48 said...

THINK FOR YOURSELF

Lumpy said, Please tell us who we should listen to and read. Since you seem to know who we shouldn't listen to and read, then you must know who we should, right? Enlighten me.

You don't need anyone to tell you the difference between right and wrong. It's not always a gut feeling. Sometimes words on a bumper sticker 'feel' right, but they're not.

Think for yourself.

Try researching three or four separate sources for a news article. I used to cover pro football. Games were assigned on Tuesday and the first thing I did was to check out the online local newspapers for each team. That's where i started.

I know sports is not real life, at least not as important as an upside down mortgage, stagnant wages, jobs being shipped overseas, or how the two fastest growing groups in this country are the very very rich and the very very poor.

Think for yourself. Don't turn off fox. Listen to Rush or anybody else you want. It's a (limited) free country. Just don't stop there. Listen to NPR, too. And one of the network evening news casts. And CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN. Check out the on-line editions of WSJ, NYTImes, AP, Reuters, Houston Chronicle, Denver Post, San Jose Mercury News, or any of the hundreds of other news outlets.

I also check out Arabnews, Aljazeera, and lots of other foreign news services. Perspective is a wonderful thing. Knowledge is power. Your gut can be a good steering mechanism, but I wouldn't trust it to chart my course.

To extend the metaphor, It's hard enough treading water without the extra weight of misinformation, lies, and red herrings.

Do you really need someone to tell you the difference between right and wrong?

November 4, 2011 at 12:52 a.m.
fairmon said...

Alprova said....

The Economy is on its way up, despite all efforts on behalf of the Republicans to tamp it down. If that trend continues...............

You, Pelosi and Obama may be the only people in the world believing that. Bernanke doesn't believe it, Most CEO's don't believe it, the over 16% under and unemployed don't believe it. What is the basis of your conclusion? It may be in Obama's favor for more to become government dependent that out of fear and with his promises he can't deliver will vote for him. I won't opine that Obama can be beaten, he is too slick and well funded to lose.

November 4, 2011 at 1:49 a.m.
EaTn said...

Well, it's after 6am and Romney doesn't look any better in this toon to me this morning that he did yesterday, especially since he announced yesterday that he supported Rand Paul's stance on Medicare. Paul voted against the GOP plan to privatize Medicare back in May because it wasn't radical enough.

November 4, 2011 at 6:21 a.m.
mymy said...

Saying the economy is looking up is like a person jumping off a hundred story building and at the 75th floor say: so far so good!

November 4, 2011 at 8:40 a.m.
davisss13 said...

I see the Republicans are up to their usual lies, distortions and exaggerations.

SSDD.

Christian morals and values? WHERE? I SEE NONE.

November 4, 2011 at 9:03 a.m.
chet123 said...

Lumpy...if you cant think for yourself then thats your problem....one thing for certain is i can substantiate everything i say....and i certain dont throw rock from a glass-house as you and your republican buddies do....now if you think you going to get a free pass as you tell lies and ignore all the fact..as your Obama haters, and so-call think-tank and FOX NEWS...you are fooling yourself....Buddy your Party have a big problem...with 3% approval rating ha ha

November 4, 2011 at 11:05 a.m.
chet123 said...

To posters:

If you want to read a stupid statement read what Bookieturnersghost posted NOV 3, 9:39am.

He says Mitt Romney accomplished more at 23 than Obama has in twiced the time...ha ha ha....How Childish!

Maybe...just maybe..just maybe it didnt hurt that Romney father was a millionaire with country club connections..oh yeah...wasnt he also Governer of Michigan hmmmmmmm maybe a lots of doors was opened to him.....Romney like Bush and Donald Trump they were born with a silver spoon their mouths..ha ha

Obama came out of a single parent house-hold with mininum resources no father to mentor him or open up doors for him..didnt have access to the country clubs as romney..Hmmmmmm

These are the stupid kind of comments thats posted by people that only take snap-shots of life rather looking at the whole picture... Filled with so much hate they say stupid things.....and I will call them out everytime....they will get no free pass from me...i'm not FOX NEWS or the local barber shop they go to for good ole boys talk

November 4, 2011 at 11:28 a.m.
chet123 said...

Jon Ross ...the biggest terrorist we have is Dick Chaney....He cost thousands of lives....lying...with his chicken-hawk butt...dont hear you saying nothing about that type betrayal.....a chicken hawk who dodge the vietnam war.

November 4, 2011 at 11:39 a.m.
chet123 said...

Jon Ross, i listen to you and your philosophy is fascism

November 4, 2011 at 11:41 a.m.
lumpy said...

All the answers regarding my question are laughable. I very much know what right and wrong is, and I'll tell you, there's a whole lot of wrong over the last 3 years of the Obama administration. I don't need any help seeing that. That's my conclusion.

November 4, 2011 at 11:42 a.m.
chet123 said...

Jon Ross it not just your surrounding...but it your beleif(fascism) Its not democracy

November 4, 2011 at 11:43 a.m.
chet123 said...

only one i seen violent is your tea party people...who you support....you have a problem with telling the truth John Ross

November 4, 2011 at 11:45 a.m.
chet123 said...

John Ross...you do have a problem with telling the truth...maybe you dont know but people all over the world can read your post...you have been exposed....campaige reform will solve this problem but your republican budies continue to block it because they are own by rich and greedy

November 4, 2011 at 11:48 a.m.
EaTn said...

Uh oh. Just read that 80,000 jobs were added last month bringing the jobless down to 9% (official). You cons better talk to your reprs and senators and tell them to brake harder. If this keeps up the gopers won't have all those lame finger pointing in 2012.

November 4, 2011 at 11:51 a.m.
chet123 said...

Hmmmm maybe so.....KOCH brothers(impersonator)mentioned to gov. scott walker to start trouble and scott walker laugh

November 4, 2011 at 11:51 a.m.
chet123 said...

The republican are owned by the rich and greedy......and grover norquist ha ha ha ...they really look stupid and people like john does also

November 4, 2011 at 11:53 a.m.
chet123 said...

John Ross...where you getting those lies from.....your republican hate links ha ha ha do you know republican supreme judges rule in favor of more campaige money.....and that the donor name should be kept secret???

November 4, 2011 at 11:58 a.m.
chet123 said...

Jon Ross...sorrow you feel so inferior....that what i dislike about you blue-collar republican...you think so low of yourself.....The middle class made the rich and greedy....you have it backward, buddy. You talk like the rich and greedy is from another planet....republican policies have made them rich....stupi trickle down theory

November 4, 2011 at 12:02 p.m.
chet123 said...

John Ross....you speak as a child.....noone hate rich people....democrats have a lot of allies that rich.....let me school you because your head is messed-up buddy....one of my heros was henry ford...warren baffet is democrat...also bill gate and steve job ......but i dispise the rich and greedy who have bought our politicains,who dont fight in wars for our country..rich and greedy who take advantage of weak minded people thr network like FOX TV

November 4, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.
chet123 said...

there a difference between rich and rich and greedy....please learn to distinguish the two my good friend

November 4, 2011 at 12:09 p.m.
chet123 said...

the propaganda machine have mess poor John Ross mind up.....John Ross....you have been used buddy....now if you are a billion...than you are protected your interest(to have more money)..but if you are a middle class or upper-middle class....you got to be crazy?????

November 4, 2011 at 12:13 p.m.
chet123 said...

John Ross....you must be an OLD, OLD,OLD, man to beleive that....that the way it use to be buddy...this is why everybody is so mad.....there people that working 3 jobs and cant get ahead...theres people who have invested their whole life in education and training but cant get ahead......so what world are you living in....the 1950's...when democrats had control of washington ha ha ha ...wake-up!.....you must be an old man...trapped in the past...

November 4, 2011 at 12:17 p.m.
chet123 said...

HARD WORK ha ha ha!...this old man is crazy ha ha ha....try telling that to the people who lost their life saving at enron....you may get slapped by one of the ladies ha ha ha...thanks to deregulation ha ha

November 4, 2011 at 12:21 p.m.
potcat said...

Back to the Toon boys, Romney has never had a Drink, joint, cig, coffe Tea or me or any woman other than his wife, he's never been in the Military or fought in a War, has he ever fired a hand gun, i have. He was born in Mexico and his Family were Polygimist and mitt was born Rich and has always been Wealthy. Yeah the toon is still the same, that Girdle must be doing its job!!!

This Guy is just not Right. He is just not American enough,the good ole boy, and i don't mean Manufactured Cowboy either, at least they tried to make Bush and Reagan American,Bush dipped and Reagan Smoked, but Romney has'nt even had a.......and a young girlfriend from his college days, thats a right of passage. Its just not NORMAL!!!

November 4, 2011 at 12:22 p.m.
chet123 said...

where is JOHN ROSS.....its different when you get your ears away from lying people John Ross

November 4, 2011 at 12:22 p.m.
chet123 said...

Let me give you a little advise John...if you want to remain ignorant...continue to listen Rush Limbaugh and FOX NEWS...the blonde headed girls "FOX" have are beutiful but dont let that clog your thinking john....they are a front...the narratives are basicially deception and lies....You are not too old to learn John

November 4, 2011 at 12:27 p.m.
chet123 said...

Hello Potcat..how are you today..some people(john Ross) just cant handle the truth....they just run off or get personal....its a shame!!!

November 4, 2011 at 12:31 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

Is The Wart suggesting that you have to be drunk to vote for a "progressive" (Republican)? If so, I'll give him that one.

Now what we need to see is a cartoon about the coyote morning that is the Obama presidency. How about Lady Liberty chewing off her left arm which is trapped under the torso of the bama?

November 4, 2011 at 2:03 p.m.
jesse said...

HEY CHET! you sounded smarter in your old SHUCKIN AND JIVIN persona! you need to get back to the "everything in caps b.s.!!"lol

November 4, 2011 at 2:06 p.m.
jesse said...

BTW:i agree w/potcat.something ain't right w/romney! he's like SMOKE ! can't pin him down!

November 4, 2011 at 2:31 p.m.
mymy said...

LOL. Too bad there is not a dumb-ass vaccine!

People that support the government know nothing about the things that are happening in the world or in this country.

November 4, 2011 at 3:35 p.m.
tderng said...

chet123 said... only one i seen violent is your tea party people.

now who is lying.I have seen no proof of violence at any TEA Party rallies.They even clean up after themselves,they don't urinate or defecate in public.They haven't started a single riot.Unlike the Oakland rabble occupiers and destroyers of public and private property.They are able to prove their point without violence.I don't agree with all of their political views but at least they do it with dignity.The more I see of the OWS croud the less I think they will end this peacefully.I believe that they want it to end in violence so they can play the "oh woe is me" crap that the liberal party wears like a burqa.I do believe that there should be some kind of reckoning for the leaders of the financial institutions,but I know that neither party will go down that road.

November 4, 2011 at 3:42 p.m.
EaTn said...

Looks like the gop'er most benefiting from the Cain fiasco is Newt Gingrich.

November 4, 2011 at 4:05 p.m.
alprova said...

JohnRoss wrote: "We had it within our grasp until Mr. Obama dropped his public funding (the first candidate to do that in 40 years) and started the flow of money from outside the country."

Maureen Dowd started that vicious rumor and it's a lie like all the others that you have been guilty of spreading.

The fact is that the bulk of the Obama campaign contributions came from individuals, $10.00, $20.00, $50.00, $100.00, and $200.00 at a time. Only 1% of all of his donations came from outside the United States or one of its territories.

November 4, 2011 at 9 p.m.
alprova said...

JohnRoss wrote: "Rich and greedy people invented and produced everything you touch today."

That is utter B.S.. People who worked for the rich and greedy invented and produced those things. The rich and the greedy collected the profits made off the backs of the peons who worked for them.

November 4, 2011 at 9:03 p.m.
mymy said...

alprova said... That is utter B.S.. People who worked for the rich and greedy invented and produced those things. The rich and the greedy collected the profits made off the backs of the peons who worked for them.

WHAT: You have got to be kidding! You really are beyond stupid for someone who thinks they know it all.

November 4, 2011 at 10:31 p.m.
alprova said...

MyMy stated: "WHAT: You have got to be kidding! You really are beyond stupid for someone who thinks they know it all."

Really? Then please name one person who made it to the top all by their lonesome, who made a product that we all use, that was made without the help of anyone.

November 5, 2011 at 2:01 a.m.
mymy said...

Here's where you went wrong:

People who worked for the rich and greedy "invented" and produced those things.

Somebody had to invent a product which produced a job for others. One person invents and others produce/make it. It's called a job. You are part of the mentality fostered by the left to destroy this country and yes, you are stupid.

You play on words "made without the help of anyone". DAH!

The list is too long but here: Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Paul Allen

November 5, 2011 at 8:46 a.m.
chet123 said...

John Ross.....maybe you cant read......At this time in history...in this enviroment....hard work(the job market is in the tank)....colleges degrees....ect......does not pave the way to prosperity as it has in the past......WAKE UP!....Why you think everybody lazy but you.....must of the 1% people dont sweat jon.....

November 6, 2011 at 9:19 a.m.
alprova said...

MyMy wrote: "The list is too long but here: Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Paul Allen"

Yes of course. Every single piece or copy of computer hardware and software that has been sold by those three was invented, manufactured, and sold by the three men.

November 6, 2011 at 10:48 a.m.
alprova said...

MyMy wrote: "One person invents and others produce/make it."

Actually, if you would do a little research, you would find that None of those you named have invented a thing since the 70's.

"It's called a job. You are part of the mentality fostered by the left to destroy this country and yes, you are stupid."

Income disparity is destroying this nation fast enough and your defense of those who employ people for pitiful wages is something I consider stupid as well, considering that the chances that you make what you are worth and deserve is about the same as anyone else out here working their butt off for next to nothing, while their employer lives the good life.

Nobody, and I do mean nobody, needs millions or billions of dollars to live a comfortable existence on this Earth, and anyone who thinks they do is defending it from an indefensible position.

I sleep good at night, knowing that when I provided jobs to people, I did so as an equal partner at all times doing so. I made about the same amount as my employees. I rarely had to replace an employee, and if I were to go back into business again, I would have a staff of good, loyal people overnight, by simply placing a few phone calls.

November 6, 2011 at 11:11 a.m.
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