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Now is the Wintour of our discontent; and Obama’s third rate performance

by Speranza ( 93 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Democratic Party, Elections, Elections 2012, Politics at June 11th, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Anyone catch that Anna “The Devil Wears Prada” Wintour ad for Barack Obama? The woman could barely even look into the camera – that’s how haughty she is.  I have read that she will fire people for trying to make casual conversation with her in the elevator. If ever there was evidence about how clueless the Obama campaign is, that is it.

by Clarice Feldman

Back at my favorite boîte, in a dark  back  booth I was scanning the news clips of the week and watching TV while waiting for lunch.  Greg Gutfeld’s take on the Wisconsin recall election made me laugh out loud:

“The media wanted Norma Rae, and got On the Waterfront, instead.”

The entire week was full of things like this, signs of a campaign on the rocks.

Even before the Wisconsin drubbing ,the campaign damaged itself by running the video ad by Vogue editor Anna (The Devil Wears Prada) Wintour, soliciting contributions  to a fundraising dinner for Obama.

In a very upper class British accent, wearing thousands of dollars worth of couture garb and stylishly, which is to say expensively, groomed, Wintour’s suggestion that she, her co-host  Sex and the City’s Sarah Jessica Parker and those paying thousands of dollars to attend were just thrilled at the thought of sitting next to and listening to  a nobody who won a place at the table by a lucky $3 bet in the lottery was  parody fodder.

Iowahawk archly summed it up in one of his tweets:

“Rejoice, you bitter clingy filthy flyover hillbillies. Thanks to the Obama campaign, you finally have a chance to live the dream of every American: rubbing elbows with chic lefty fashionistas. Desiccated Eurotrash Vogue editor Anna Wintour explains it for you in what will go down in history as the WORST CAMPAIGN AD EVER.”

[…..]

MOTUS detailed the Obamas’ schedule on a typical day and it’s clear the only job they care about saving is the President’s.   They are in a desperate scramble for both money and votes.

How desperate?

My friend Matt e-mailed:

“I have it on good word from the secret Romney Axis of Evil HQ that the next Obama ads are going to feature Alec Baldwin touting a seat on AF One, Michael Moore offering a bit role in his next fauxcumentary and Paris Hilton offering a ride in her limousine to the next White House soiree.”

By chance, the same Democratic biggies who were in the restaurant last week, slid into the booth next to mine just as my meal arrived. They’d obviously been drinking at the bar before the table was ready for them because they were speaking even more loudly than usual and were completely unguarded.

“The White House is killing us. Killing us. One stupid move after another,”

“Clinton worked damned hard to get us out from under  the Tax and Spend party label and now that dope has it padlocked tight  round our neck again.”

“Ed Rendell and Bill Clinton can hardly contain themselves. They’ve practically joined the Romney campaign. If only it wasn’t too late to dump him.”

“What he has he done right? In my part of the country after he put the kibosh on Keystone I couldn’t even buy him votes.”

“Remember when they met with us and told us not to worry? They had it under control. ..they were going to bump off Rush with Air America.” (A loud groan escaped the group.)

“Then there was the Coffee Party to undermine the tea party.” (This time a laugh went up.)  “And then,” the person speaking began sobbing as he continued, “Occupy Wall Street was supposed to take attention away from us and put the blame on the rich.” I guess pooping on cop cars and raping college kids was not a big selling point with voters.

When they got to Wisconsin, the whole table was disconsolate. “‘Double Down!’ that moron Rich Trumka said, ‘Double Down.'”

“Yeah, we doubled down all right. We worked together with Mr. Double Down Trumka on getting out street protestors.  We worked on occupying the state capitol, harassing the Governor and legislature.  We ran off and hid in Illinois to block the Walker initiatives.  We went all in for the judicial elections ,backing an utter twit, and then challenged them and demanded a recount which we were sure to lose and we  lost again.   And then, the most beautiful thing of all,” the operative said, choking on the words, “we worked our butts off to get a recall election. Went house to house, Canvassed.  Got thousands of names on petitions — many of them phony  but still names on a petition.  We called to get out the votes, and Walker wins again.  The Wisconsin GOP controls the state house, the supreme court, the house, and while it might possibly have lost the majority seat in the senate, that body’s not meeting again until next year when they surely will regain control of both houses again. Double down. Now Double Down is out of money for the 2012 election there and the White House who told us to work with him expects us to get more money from a state where they think we are profligate campaign spenders and idiot sore losers. Good luck with that. Even my first grade neighbor pointed at me and laughed when I took down the Barrett signs on the front lawn. Kid even handed me a  Walker button.”

“Well, they’re finally getting voter ID so look at the bright side, in November’s election you won’t have to run all those buses from Chicago into Racine and Kenosha and Milwaukee.” A really loud moan went up.

“Hey. I hope you guys don’t think I’m crazy or anything, but it’s hard for me to believe anyone in the White House could really be this stupid. I’m starting to think he wants to destroy the party.”

[…..]

“Seriously. I think he’s a GOP Manchurian candidate.  All of a sudden we’re losing independents, Jewish donors aren’t returning my phone calls. Don’t even mention Catholic voters. They’re going to march against ObamaCare next. I mean why not insult them unnecessarily — they are only one-fourth of the voters?”

“ObamaCare. How many days before the Supremes throw that piece of horse pucky out? A week? Two?”

“All of a sudden the other side is making sense in  arguments on religious liberty and states’ rights and people are calling for free markets and less regulation..this after we spent years and — how much? — getting schools to dump civics classes and media to hire constitutional nitwits to make voters  ignorant of such things. He must be a GOP plant. There’s no other explanation.”

“How can we tell if that theory is right?” a skeptic at their table asked.

“I’ve got it,” said a guy  who had remained silent so far. “Let’s suggest he hire Bob Shrum.  If he takes that advice we have proof positive he’s working for the enemy.”

Read the rest – The Wintour of our discontent

This time though I think we  are going to give the Obamabots the fight of their lives because as  Peter Wehner has writes ” at almost every level, the Republican Party in 2012 is sharper and better than the Republican Party in 2008, ……… [T] he other thing  is that President Obama is a much different, and inferior, candidate to what he was four years ago.

by Peter Wehner

The Republican National Committee (RNC) is out with an ad that immediately jumps on President Obama’s statement earlier today that “the private sector is doing fine.” The president’s assertion raises the question–just what planet is Obama living on? And the RNC ad is a good one. But what this episode reveals are two things of more lasting significance.

The first is that at almost every level, the Republican Party in 2012 is sharper and better than the Republican Party in 2008. Campaigns develop a rhythm and pace of their own – and so far, the Romney campaign and the RNC are easily outdueling the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). We saw evidence of this earlier this week, when the GOP’s get-out-the-vote effort in Wisconsin far exceeded what the Democratic Party was able to do.

The other thing this clip highlights is that President Obama is a much different, and inferior, candidate to what he was four years ago.

Some of that has to do with the fact that in 2008, Obama was able to run against an incumbent party that was out of favor, while today he’s forced to defend a record of almost unmitigated failure. But apart from that, the Obama campaign in general – at this point at least – is out of sorts. It’s far less sharp, more off stride, and less skilled and in touch with the mood of the public now than in 2008.

[……]

At this stage, the state of the economy — which will have a huge impact on the election — is increasingly beyond Obama’s control. But even those things Obama can control — namely, his performance and the performance of his team — show signs of being third-rate. This cannot be reassuring to the president or his party. Unless Obama gets his act together relatively soon, and relatively quickly, he might want to prepare to attend the unveiling of his White House portrait at an event hosted by Mitt Romney three years from now.

Read the rest – Team Obama’s Third Rate Performance

 

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93 Responses to “Now is the Wintour of our discontent; and Obama’s third rate performance”
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  1. Speranza
    1 | June 11, 2012 2:06 pm

    Anna Wintour sounds like the boss fromhell.


  2. Speranza
    2 | June 11, 2012 2:07 pm

    Sarah Jessica Parker claimed on the ad that Obama created 4 million jobs.


  3. Speranza
    3 | June 11, 2012 2:07 pm

    Obama is a first rate, third rate POTUS.


  4. 4 | June 11, 2012 2:14 pm

    @ Speranza:

    I don’t know about you, but to my eyes, Ms. Wintour is fugly.


  5. huckfunn
    5 | June 11, 2012 2:35 pm

    Gutfeld guts Wintour and Saraj Jessica Parker. Hilarious!


  6. 6 | June 11, 2012 2:59 pm

    No better backdrop for a man running for POTUS claiming the cloak of populism than using Anna Wintour as the face for your fundraiser. Win a dream date with Barack, Joe, and George Clooney, has taken a new and Devil wears Prada step into the surreal. Please show us all a picture of Barack Obama’s head in a halo looking down his nose at the rest of us.

    Just think, for only the amount of money you might accidentally find on the floorboards of your car or under your couch cushions, you could spend your evening feeling mighty uncomfortable with the other members of the 99% club who have shelled out a mere $37500 bones to track mud across Sarah Jessica Parker’s carpet and feel the icy chill noticed by others who were fired for merely saying good morning to Anna Wintour. I’m sure she wishes to hear what your thoughts on any subject might be.


  7. buzzsawmonkey
    7 | June 11, 2012 3:13 pm

    I’m sure that Wintour is attractive to the Obamas for two reasons: first, her name suggests subliminally to Barack that his campaign is going well; “win [-ning] tour.”

    Second, I’m sure that Wintour is politic enough to lie to Michelle and say her outfits look good.


  8. darkwords
    8 | June 11, 2012 3:15 pm

    @ 2 Speranza: One of the main problems in creating a govt job is that it chills the aspirations of the DIY single mom or working dad to get their own business started. Government job creators try to raise regulation bars so high that the cost of entry is prohibitive to many people. Spain and Greece here we come. knock on wood.


  9. Guggi
    9 | June 11, 2012 3:18 pm

    Conservatives should buy places for the Wintour dinner party and should do what the aristocracy of Milan in this movie did to the Austrian emperor and empress at the opera :-P

    (start at 3:55)

    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpMTl1rf0H8


  10. 11 | June 11, 2012 3:28 pm

    @ darkwords:
    That’s why Big Business loves Big Government. They can compete with the scale of costs and it prohibits competition from forming


  11. Speranza
    12 | June 11, 2012 3:30 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ darkwords:
    That’s why Big Business loves Big Government. They can compete with the scale of costs and it prohibits competition from forming.

    Actually big business fears government intervention. That is why we had a depression within a depression in 1937 and 1938. Business sat on its money because they were afraid of what FDR was going to do with it and they did not invest it in hiring more workers. Sound familiar?


  12. 14 | June 11, 2012 3:31 pm

    @ doriangrey:

    No, the comment was caught in the spam filter, and the site was having trouble keeping up even before I approved it for publication. By the way, this ain’t the only site moving slowly today around the web. There is something else going on with one of the national servers. But a good conspiracy theory is still fun.


  13. 15 | June 11, 2012 3:31 pm

    @ doriangrey:

    Wow, that sure cleared the blog out fast, you almost be tempted to think folks round about these parts were skeerd of a pesky punitive tax audit or something. :twisted:


  14. Speranza
    16 | June 11, 2012 3:32 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    @ 2 Speranza: One of the main problems in creating a govt job is that it chills the aspirations of the DIY single mom or working dad to get their own business started. Government job creators try to raise regulation bars so high that the cost of entry is prohibitive to many people. Spain and Greece here we come. knock on wood.

    Without a private sector, there is no public sector. Have you ever been to a party with a bunch of D.C. government workers? Well I have and a greater sense of self importance and entitlement could never be found.


  15. darkwords
    17 | June 11, 2012 3:32 pm

    @ 11 Rodan: In a competitive free market that is fair to the average jill or joe anything big “!” is bad for the average voter. Yet they will still not vote their self interest because they are fooled.


  16. Speranza
    18 | June 11, 2012 3:32 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    What causes this syrian madness is fundamentally islam

    No kidding!


  17. 19 | June 11, 2012 3:33 pm

    Flyovercountry wrote:

    @ doriangrey:
    No, the comment was caught in the spam filter, and the site was having trouble keeping up even before I approved it for publication. By the way, this ain’t the only site moving slowly today around the web. There is something else going on with one of the national servers. But a good conspiracy theory is still fun.

    O, O, O Mister Kotter, Mister Kotter, I know this one… Stealth implementation of Net Neutrality…. :twisted:


  18. Speranza
    20 | June 11, 2012 3:35 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    Yet they will still not vote their self interest because they are fooled.

    The other side has mastered the “fear” part of campaigning perfectly, and since most Americnas are not well informed it usually works. How many people have I met of my parents generation who repeat ad nauseum, “The republicans are for the rich”? They were stuck in a time warp from the 1920’s – 30’s.


  19. 21 | June 11, 2012 3:37 pm

    @ Speranza:

    Sound familiar

    Yup, sounds like today with reports of up to 3 Trillion sitting on the sidelines.

    Did you see this, NY Dems are about to nominate a White/Jew hating Ex Black Panther to Congress. Charles Barron is a real nasty charcetr. He subscribes to the Whites were created by the Devil theory of Louis Farrakhan. he’s also a big supporter of Jihadists.


  20. 22 | June 11, 2012 3:38 pm

    doriangrey wrote:

    Flyovercountry wrote:

    @ doriangrey:
    No, the comment was caught in the spam filter, and the site was having trouble keeping up even before I approved it for publication. By the way, this ain’t the only site moving slowly today around the web. There is something else going on with one of the national servers. But a good conspiracy theory is still fun.

    O, O, O Mister Kotter, Mister Kotter, I know this one… Stealth implementation of Net Neutrality….

    This is a statement that you could very easily convince me of its truth. I have no doubts that if they haven’t yet started implementing stealth net neutrality through executive fiat, just like they did with cap and trade, they will withing the next few minutes.


  21. darkwords
    24 | June 11, 2012 3:39 pm

    No dems are worried about SWATting? I wonder why that is? I also wonder why Bill O’Reilly’s ego hasn’t realized this is news yet. or maybe it did and i missed it.


  22. darkwords
    25 | June 11, 2012 3:40 pm

    @ 21 Rodan: ugh he was a NY official wasn’the? he is the worst of the worst.


  23. 26 | June 11, 2012 3:42 pm

    @ darkwords:

    Yup, this guy has been in NY politics for decades. He’s a Black Panther and a racist.


  24. 27 | June 11, 2012 3:43 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    I also wonder why Bill O’Reilly’s ego hasn’t realized this is news yet.

    Bill O’Reilly’s ego is still trying to figure out Donald Trumps comb-over… :shock: :twisted:


  25. 28 | June 11, 2012 3:46 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ darkwords:
    Yup, this guy has been in NY politics for decades. He’s a Black Panther and a racist.

    Hey what major city doesn’t have it’s share of organized criminal racist Helen Thomas clone bulldyke lesbian Ronulan crackpot elected officials?


  26. m
    29 | June 11, 2012 3:49 pm

    were just thrilled at the thought of sitting next to and listening to a nobody who won a place at the table by a lucky $3 bet in the lottery was parody fodder.

    Done solely for the purpose of lowering their donation averages.


  27. 30 | June 11, 2012 3:49 pm

    @ doriangrey:

    Culver City?
    ////

    :lol:


  28. Speranza
    31 | June 11, 2012 3:50 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    Did you see this, NY Dems are about to nominate a White/Jew hating Ex Black Panther to Congress. Charles Barron is a real nasty charcetr. He subscribes to the Whites were created by the Devil theory of Louis Farrakhan. he’s also a big supporter of Jihadists.

    I know who Charles Barron is. He is just awful.


  29. yenta-fada
    32 | June 11, 2012 3:51 pm

    Clarice Feldman, the writer of the piece posted, is wicked smart and wicked funny. Wintour will be having a Marie Antoinette moment in the future because the peasants are getting tired of eating cake and want to live better on other peoples’ money.


  30. Speranza
    33 | June 11, 2012 3:52 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ doriangrey:
    Culver City?
    ////

    The Shut-in of Culver City.


  31. Speranza
    34 | June 11, 2012 3:53 pm

    yenta-fada wrote:

    Clarice Feldman, the writer of the piece posted, is wicked smart and wicked funny. Wintour will be having a Marie Antoinette moment in the future because the peasants are getting tired of eating cake and want to live better on other peoples’ money.

    Wintour just sounds like a God awful person – a boss from hell (like Leona Helmsley was).


  32. 36 | June 11, 2012 3:58 pm

    @ Speranza:

    Awful is an understatement. This man should not get elected even Dog Catcher. He’s a vile person and If he gets the nomination, it speaks volumes about the Democratic Party.


  33. yenta-fada
    37 | June 11, 2012 3:59 pm

    @ Speranza:

    Moochelle is a Wintour wannabe. I remember Ulsterman’s WH Insider talking about the low quality of reading material at the White House. “People” magazine was high on the list. Valerie Jarrett LIVES at the White House according to the same source.


  34. 38 | June 11, 2012 3:59 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ doriangrey:
    Culver City?
    ////

    True, but Culver City desperately wishes they could trade their resident Cheeto snorting mendaciously pasty corpulent somnolence inducing Troll for a bunch of organized criminal racist Helen Thomas clone bulldyke lesbian Ronulan crackpot elected officials.


  35. yenta-fada
    39 | June 11, 2012 4:02 pm

    EBL wrote:

    Why is Mick Jagger in drag and promoting Obama?

    Good one! :-)


  36. Speranza
    40 | June 11, 2012 4:02 pm

    yenta-fada wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    Moochelle is a Wintour wannabe. I remember Ulsterman’s WH Insider talking about the low quality of reading material at the White House. “People” magazine was high on the list. Valerie Jarrett LIVES at the White House according to the same source.

    Tah-ray-zah Heinz Kerry sounds more like Anna Wintour.


  37. Speranza
    41 | June 11, 2012 4:04 pm

    EBL wrote:

    Why is Mick Jagger in drag and promoting Obama?

    Did you see Mick Jagger when he hosted Saturday Night Live three weeks ago? He actually was quite good. The only thing that annoyed me is that they had FOO Fighters performed for about 10 minutes and SNL had only 3 minutes for Jeff Beck at the end.


  38. Speranza
    42 | June 11, 2012 4:09 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    Awful is an understatement. This man should not get elected even Dog Catcher. He’s a vile person and If he gets the nomination, it speaks volumes about the Democratic Party.

    He is a monster. An unrepentant former Black Panther.


  39. 43 | June 11, 2012 4:10 pm

    @ Speranza:

    It’s situations like this that remind me for as bad as the GOP is, the Democrats make them look like saints. This man is a vile piece of filth. I’ll never forget who he used to Call Rudy a Nazi/Fascist and a racist. Yet this POS is a racist himself.


  40. citizen_q
    44 | June 11, 2012 4:10 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    Awful is an understatement. This man should not get elected even Dog Catcher. He’s a vile person and If he gets the nomination, it speaks volumed about the Democratic Party.

    Damn, you could say the same for obama…reid…pelosi…bloomberg….schumer……kerry…….


  41. yenta-fada
    45 | June 11, 2012 4:12 pm

    Speranza wrote:

    EBL wrote:

    Why is Mick Jagger in drag and promoting Obama?

    Did you see Mick Jagger when he hosted Saturday Night Live three weeks ago? He actually was quite good. The only thing that annoyed me is that they had FOO fighters performed for about 10 minutes and had only 3 minutes for Jeff Beck at the end.

    I’m starting to think that EVERYTHING annoys me. However, I have a lot of material that supports my position.


  42. yenta-fada
    46 | June 11, 2012 4:13 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Speranza:

    It’s situations like this that remind me for as bad as the GOP is, the Democrats make them look like saints. This man is a vile piece of filth. I’ll never forget who he used to Call Rudy a Nazi/Fascist and a racist. Yet this POS is a racist himself.

    ANYBODY BUT OBAMA. Ridicule is a great weapon.


  43. citizen_q
    47 | June 11, 2012 4:13 pm

    @ Rodan:

    Do they have idiots with proud to be a democrat bumper stickers in your neck of the woods?

    I see them here and there in MD.

    People that stupid or corrupt, well I wonder about them even simply driving.


  44. 48 | June 11, 2012 4:18 pm

    @ citizen_q:

    Nope, haven’t seen any in Miami.


  45. yenta-fada
    49 | June 11, 2012 4:25 pm

    While we are mocking stoopid lefty wimmen, here’s a lol by way of small dead animals:

    UPDATED: The View co-host Joy Behar will be launching a daily show on Current TV. The program, tentatively titled The Joy Behar Show, will premiere in September and air Monday through Thursday at 6 PM with rebroadcasts later in the evening in primetime. Featuring a regular rotating ensemble of journalists, analysts and political satirists, the program will focus on political events, social issues and pop culture topics.

    Veteran comedian Behar will make her debut on the cable channel next week when she will take over for Eliot Spitzer while he is on vacation. She will not be guest hosting his Viewpoint but will be hosting her own show in the time period once occupied by Keith Olbermann. Titled Joy Behar: One Week Only *Until the Fall, the program will air Monday through Friday that week at 8 PM ET and offer a taste of Behar’s upcoming nightly show — featuring conversations with a mix of journalists, newsmakers and celebrities. “Joy Behar is a beloved veteran television personality with her finger on the pulse of what viewers care about,” Current TV chairman and former Vice President Al Gore said.

    Behar, managed by Westport Entertainment, previously hosted her own show on HLN, The Joy Behar Show, for two years. She also served as a guest host on CNN’s Larry King Live.


  46. citizen_q
    50 | June 11, 2012 4:25 pm

    @ Rodan:
    Maybe there is hope for Florida then.

    The only reason that MD is not in worse financial shape is the presence of the Federal Government.


  47. buzzsawmonkey
    51 | June 11, 2012 4:27 pm

    doriangrey wrote:

    Hey what major city doesn’t have it’s share of organized criminal racist Helen Thomas clone bulldyke lesbian Ronulan crackpot elected officials?

    If there is a major city that doesn’t, we’ll make up their part of the quota here in NYC.


  48. buzzsawmonkey
    52 | June 11, 2012 4:29 pm

    citizen_q wrote:

    Do they have idiots with proud to be a democrat bumper stickers in your neck of the woods?

    I ended up breaking off the remnants of friendship with someone who informed me that his car carried a bumper sticker that said, “I think, therefore I am…a Democrat!” He supported Obama to the hilt, of course. Worse yet, he is an Orthodox Jew, so he should know better.

    I suppose the fact that he works at a public-sector job might have something to do with it.


  49. Speranza
    53 | June 11, 2012 4:30 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    Worse yet, he is an Orthodox Jew, so he should know better.

    Obama is the first Jewish POTUS (according to Peter Beinart). vomit!


  50. 54 | June 11, 2012 4:31 pm

    @ Rodan:

    I read that article about this Charles Barron guy, and the only thing I could think of was [Deleted]….


  51. yenta-fada
    55 | June 11, 2012 4:31 pm

    Carolyn Glick, from Jewish World Review, writes on destructive Jewish democrats:

    “Pascrell’s race was far from the only recent instance of anti-Semitism being employed by Democratic candidates to win their elections. In Connecticut’s 2006 Democratic Senate primary, anti-Semitic slurs and innuendos were prominent features of Ned Lamont’s successful race against Sen. Joseph Lieberman. Defeated in his party’s primary, Lieberman was forced to run as an Independent. He owed his reelection to Republican support.

    Lieberman’s general election victory over Lamont did not force all of his fellow Democrats to rethink their use of anti-Semitism as a campaign strategy. At a candidate’s debate in this year’s Connecticut Democratic Senate primary race, candidate Lee Whitnum attacked her opponent Rep. Chris Murphy as a “whore who sells his soul to AIPAC.”

    Given the fact that the overwhelming majority of Jewish Americans are supporters of the Democratic Party, it should have been assumed that they would have responded to Whitnum’s anti-Semitic slurs by seeking to get her expelled from their party. They also could have been expected to pour resources into defeating candidates like Pascrell who actively court the votes of open Jew haters. But this didn’t happen.

    Instead, due to J Street’s agitation, and the penetration of the Jewish organizational world by J Street fellow travelers, for the past three years, the American Jewish community has been fighting among itself about what it means to be pro-Israel. At a time when the US Jewish community’s party of choice is increasingly falling under the influence of radical leftists and Muslims who reject Israel’s right to exist, rather than standing tall, Jewish communities around the US are being neutralized by the solipsism of self-defeating, J Street invented issues like whether AIPAC is legitimate and whether Jewish anti-Zionists can be considered pro-Israel.”

    GRRRRRR. Unlike Muslims, Jews DO CRITICIZE their own.


  52. Speranza
    56 | June 11, 2012 4:31 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:
    Of course he is brave because the chance of his car being vandalized in the Northeast with that bumper sticker is nil.


  53. Speranza
    57 | June 11, 2012 4:32 pm

    @ yenta-fada:
    See my earlier thread from 8:00 AM.


  54. yenta-fada
    58 | June 11, 2012 4:32 pm

    Speranza wrote:

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    Worse yet, he is an Orthodox Jew, so he should know better.

    Obama is the first Jewish POTUS (according to Peter Beinart). vomit!

    The arrogance of the left knows no bounds.


  55. yenta-fada
    59 | June 11, 2012 4:36 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    citizen_q wrote:

    Do they have idiots with proud to be a democrat bumper stickers in your neck of the woods?

    I ended up breaking off the remnants of friendship with someone who informed me that his car carried a bumper sticker that said, “I think, therefore I am…a Democrat!” He supported Obama to the hilt, of course. Worse yet, he is an Orthodox Jew, so he should know better.

    I suppose the fact that he works at a public-sector job might have something to do with it.

    He drank from the kool-aid filled office water cooler.


  56. buzzsawmonkey
    60 | June 11, 2012 4:36 pm

    Speranza wrote:

    Of course he is brave because the chance of his car being vandalized in the Northeast with that bumper sticker is nil.

    I had briefly considered changing those odds.

    In my own ultra-liberal neighborhood, I have sighted a welcome smattering of anti-Obama bumper stickers—which, in a neighborhood that has sported an annoying number of window signs supporting OWS, actually does take, if not courage, at least a willingness to to deal with the likelihood of random vandalism.

    I’m actually surprised that none of the leftymobiles around here have bumperstickers that say “Practice random acts of vandalism and senseless acts of sabotage.”


  57. yenta-fada
    61 | June 11, 2012 4:39 pm

    Speranza wrote:

    @ yenta-fada:
    See my earlier thread from 8:00 AM.

    OK. Will do. I guess we aren’t covering new ground. It’s just jaw dropping to see people in a mass induced coma in these times.


  58. citizen_q
    62 | June 11, 2012 4:39 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:
    I had a memorable parting of the ways with a fellow I respected from my shul. This was during the abu ghraib media blitz. He was so offended that muslims were not treated respectfully. I was of the mind that I had seen much worse fraternity hazings, and the bastards in question would gladly saw his or my head off with a dull knife simply because we were Jews.


  59. 63 | June 11, 2012 4:44 pm

    citizen_q wrote:

    @ buzzsawmonkey:
    I had a memorable parting of the ways with a fellow I respected from my shul. This was during the abu graib media blitz. He was so offended that muslims were not treated respectfully. I was of the mind that I had seen much worse fraternity hazings, and the bastards in question would gladly saw his or my head off with a dull knife simply because we were Jews.

    To which had you said it I’m sure he would have just given you a blank look and proceeded to call you a racist.


  60. buzzsawmonkey
    64 | June 11, 2012 4:44 pm

    @ citizen_q:

    Good on you.

    The guy I’m referring to used to send me cartoons by the execrable Matt Wuerker, this year’s Pullet Surprise winner, and stuff which, if not actually from MoveOn, was close enough to it to make no difference. That I could stand; what really started to piss me off was that when I took these things apart tendon by tendon, he would always reply to me in that liberal toilet-paper-roll stream of consciousness response in which Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin and Fox News are invoked with dreary regularity. I had, you understand, invoked none of these, but even when I reminded him of this it made no difference.

    I can stand disagreement, but that endless metronomic ticking is really dreary.


  61. yenta-fada
    65 | June 11, 2012 4:47 pm

    Speranza wrote:

    @ yenta-fada:
    See my earlier thread from 8:00 AM.

    Oops. I must be following you subconsciously. :-)


  62. 66 | June 11, 2012 4:52 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ darkwords:
    Yup, this guy has been in NY politics for decades. He’s a Black Panther and a racist.

    Charles Barron is one of the worst of the worst racists in NY gov’t.


  63. citizen_q
    67 | June 11, 2012 4:52 pm

    @ yenta-fada:
    Missed post myself. I was performing my duty as a citizen. Nooooo not just paying taxes. I was at Jury Duty this morning.


  64. Speranza
    68 | June 11, 2012 4:52 pm

    yenta-fada wrote:

    Speranza wrote:

    @ yenta-fada:
    See my earlier thread from 8:00 AM.

    Oops. I must be following you subconsciously.

    No problem.


  65. Speranza
    69 | June 11, 2012 4:53 pm

    Urban Infidel wrote:

    Charles Barron is one of the worst of the worst racists in NY gov’t.

    Considering that Al Sharpton plies his trade, that’s saying a lot.
    Don’t expect C F’n J to point it out.


  66. Speranza
    70 | June 11, 2012 4:54 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:
    He sounds like a fun guy. Why you would drop him as friend is beyond me. //


  67. 71 | June 11, 2012 4:55 pm

    @ Speranza:
    http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/06/pols-charles-barron-too-bigoted-to-go-to-dc

    NYC is not known for honorable politicians but a few stepped up today.


  68. Speranza
    72 | June 11, 2012 4:56 pm

    yenta-fada wrote:

    It’s just jaw dropping to see people in a mass induced coma in these times.

    The worst case was in 2008 with the Obamazombies.


  69. Speranza
    73 | June 11, 2012 4:57 pm

    Urban Infidel wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/06/pols-charles-barron-too-bigoted-to-go-to-dc
    NYC is not known for honorable politicians but a few stepped up today.

    I am shocked that portly Nadler stepped up to the plate (no pun intended!). Good for him!


  70. 74 | June 11, 2012 4:57 pm

    citizen_q wrote:

    I was at Jury Duty this morning.

    Did you, by any chance, happen to mention the words… Stout Hemp Rope… in any of your Jury Duty involved conversation? Inquiring minds would like to know:twisted:


  71. 75 | June 11, 2012 4:58 pm

    Speranza wrote:

    I am shocked that portly Nadler stepped up to the plate (no pun intended!). Good for him!

    Schumer would have been the shocker, along with Marty Markowitz–another Obamazombie..


  72. yenta-fada
    76 | June 11, 2012 4:59 pm

    Speranza wrote:

    @ buzzsawmonkey:
    He sounds like a fun guy. Why you would drop him as friend is beyond me. //

    I have family and friends who love Obama. We don’t talk politics. Some things go deeper than politics for me. Even good people can be brainwashed or deluded.


  73. buzzsawmonkey
    77 | June 11, 2012 5:00 pm

    Speranza wrote:

    Considering that Al Sharpton plies his trade, that’s saying a lot.

    Sharpton, remember, has never held office; as Marion Barry said of Jesse Jackson, he “don’t wanna run nothin’ but his mouth.”

    Barron, on the other hand, has been a City Councilman for some time. He’s been one of those people involved in preventing Wal-Mart from building a store on land it has legally purchased, thereby perpetuating Food Deserthood, because “the jobs Wal-Mart offers aren’t good enough,” or something.


  74. Lily
    78 | June 11, 2012 5:01 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    @ citizen_q:

    Good on you.

    The guy I’m referring to used to send me cartoons by the execrable Matt Wuerker, this year’s Pullet Surprise winner, and stuff which, if not actually from MoveOn, was close enough to it to make no difference. That I could stand; what really started to piss me off was that when I took these things apart tendon by tendon, he would always reply to me in that liberal toilet-paper-roll stream of consciousness response in which Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin and Fox News are invoked with dreary regularity. I had, you understand, invoked none of these, but even when I reminded him of this it made no difference.

    I can stand disagreement, but that endless metronomic ticking is really dreary.

    Yep I have encountered this too. That Rush Limbaugh is the reason America is so horrible. To which I never even brought Rush up.


  75. 79 | June 11, 2012 5:02 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    Barron said his pledge to bring his pugnacious style to Washington – including not saluting the American flag – won’t be a problem if he’s elected to Congress.

    The fiery City Councilman was blunt in his contempt for formalities like saluting the flag last fall when he announced he was running in NY-8.

    I don’t care what they say — I’m still not saluting the flag,” he told supporters.

    Charles the charmer sounds just like the America Hater in Chief.


  76. buzzsawmonkey
    80 | June 11, 2012 5:04 pm

    Urban Infidel wrote:

    Charles the charmer sounds just like the America Hater in Chief.

    Or Cynthia McKinney as a transgender.


  77. Lily
    81 | June 11, 2012 5:07 pm

    yenta-fada wrote:

    Speranza wrote:

    @ buzzsawmonkey:
    He sounds like a fun guy. Why you would drop him as friend is beyond me. //

    I have family and friends who love Obama. We don’t talk politics. Some things go deeper than politics for me. Even good people can be brainwashed or deluded.

    I have those in my family. The sad thing is THEY bring up politic’s..to which I say I would rather pull out my own teeth than to discuss politic’s with them. Because it goes no where and they start calling me names. I stay unemotional about it and simply respond since you are the one screaming you have just lost the arguement. Talking politic’s with someone who has no desire to actually communicate but just brow beat you is pointless.


  78. citizen_q
    82 | June 11, 2012 5:08 pm

    @ doriangrey:
    He really got angry. I was a guest at his house for Sukos. I did not have room where I lived at the time for a Sukah, so I helped him put his up, and we were talking afterwards.

    He is a professor of literature at a local college, I did not expect him to get so angry. I thought we could have a discussion even if we disagreed. It was part of my education of people who are leftist/progressive.

    I politely excused myself and left.

    Good thing I did not see how he felt about helicopter drops as a interrogation method. /

    Oh, and even then, I believe I knew that muslin is not a race.

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    That is a challenge. I have found that I am not a good persuader. If someone is really set in their ideology until it is an article of faith, a quasi-religion, it is unlikely anything I would say could persuade them.

    I either decide that is subject we just won’t discuss, if I want to keep that person a friend or acquaintance, or I just walk away.


  79. 83 | June 11, 2012 5:13 pm

    Being vastly outnumbered in a sea awash with liberals, I have learned who I can talk politics with and those who I cannot. My boyfriend’s family is impossible, all liberals, all of them.


  80. citizen_q
    84 | June 11, 2012 5:15 pm

    doriangrey wrote:

    citizen_q wrote:
    I was at Jury Duty this morning.
    Did you, by any chance, happen to mention the words… Stout Hemp Rope… in any of your Jury Duty involved conversation? Inquiring minds would like to know…

    LOL! Never had the chance. 16 cases on the docket for jury trial. Non of them chose to go to trial when they found out a jury was seated.

    I still have the rest of the week though.

    I take Jury duty seriously. I will do the best I can to rationally decide based on the facts presented and instructions. That attitude itself might well have me kicked off a case.

    I have been a Grand Jury member before, but not a Petite Juror (Sorry that I am no long phycially petite :-) ). I am glad to have the chance to see how the process works.


  81. buzzsawmonkey
    85 | June 11, 2012 5:18 pm

    citizen_q wrote:

    I have been a Grand Jury member before, but not a Petite Juror (Sorry that I am no long phycially petite ).

    It’s all those Big Gulp sodas! Let’s move, citizen!


  82. Lily
    86 | June 11, 2012 5:20 pm

    @ citizen_q:

    I’ve got selected 3 times for jury duty. One a hung jury. Second a not-guilty verdict, Third..after the jury was selected defendant choose to plea guilty before the trial started.


  83. buzzsawmonkey
    87 | June 11, 2012 5:21 pm

    Urban Infidel wrote:

    My boyfriend’s family is impossible, all liberals, all of them.

    You woulda loved the family gathering I was at a few weeks ago for my nephew’s bar mitzvah. With the exception of my sister, the sentiments started at “all Republicans suck and Obama is really dreamy” and went leftwards from there.

    Then, of course, there was the lady rabbi extolling Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage and explaining how we have to preserve the eternal verities of the Torah by tearing up and throwing away the parts we don’t like or find inconvenient.


  84. citizen_q
    88 | June 11, 2012 5:27 pm

    @ Lily:
    Grand Jury was really interesting. All evidence is presented, including things that could not be presented in court. We could ask questions of anyone presenting evidence. They even gave us short lectures on how undercover operations were done.

    Pretty funny, one of the undercover policemen worked out at my gym. We had to pretend we did not know each other.


  85. citizen_q
    89 | June 11, 2012 5:29 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:
    I keep having to bite my tongue when you tell this story.

    You must have a steel spine with self-control to match!


  86. Speranza
    90 | June 11, 2012 7:07 pm

    Urban Infidel wrote:

    Being vastly outnumbered in a sea awash with liberals, I have learned who I can talk politics with and those who I cannot. My boyfriend’s family is impossible, all liberals, all of them.

    I am assuming your boyfriend is not a liberal. lol


  87. Speranza
    91 | June 11, 2012 7:11 pm

    Urban Infidel wrote:

    Being vastly outnumbered in a sea awash with liberals, I have learned who I can talk politics with and those who I cannot.

    It is a skill that you develop when you (and I) have spent your whole life (or the vast majority of it) living in liberalland. You also learn quickly how to change the subject when politics comes up.

    A good rule of thumb in spotting conservatives – say you are at a party and there is some big mouth liberal pontificating abut the evils of Fox News or any conservative politician in front of five people. Three of the five start chiming in agreeing with him/her – the two who do not say anything (obviously if they speak up for Fox they are conservatives) are your conservatives.


  88. Speranza
    92 | June 11, 2012 7:12 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    Then, of course, there was the lady rabbi extolling Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage and explaining how we have to preserve the eternal verities of the Torah by tearing up and throwing away the parts we don’t like or find inconvenient.

    She subscribes to the bogus “Tikkun Olam” theory.


  89. Speranza
    93 | June 11, 2012 7:14 pm

    Urban Infidel wrote:

    Speranza wrote:
    I am shocked that portly Nadler stepped up to the plate (no pun intended!). Good for him!

    Schumer would have been the shocker, along with Marty Markowitz–another Obamazombie..

    Never get between Schumer and a microphone.


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