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Romney making strides in blue states

by Speranza ( 75 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Elections 2012, Mitt Romney, Polls at June 13th, 2012 - 11:30 am

Good to see that we are not conceding states so readily as McCain did in 2008. This is going to be a close election and making Obama fight for traditionally Democratic states is a good sign.

by  Josh Kraushaar

For much of the presidential campaign, President Obama’s top strategists have outlined their numerous paths to 270 electoral votes: win Florida, sweep the Southwest, or pick off a Southern state or two. But they didn’t prepare for the possibility that working-class white voters in the Rust Belt could abandon the president en masse, throwing his well-laid plans into disarray.

With the economy struggling to pick up steam, three must-win “blue-wall” states are looking increasingly winnable for the Romney campaign: Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Both election results (from the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall) and reputable polling show that all three states are shaping up to be highly competitive, and that both campaigns will be devoting significant resources there.

Three new polls underscore why Team Obama has reason to be concerned about their standing in the Rust Belt. An EPIC/MRA poll of Michigan registered voters released last week shows Romney leading Obama, 46 to 45 percent, with only 41 percent viewing the president favorably. In Pennsylvania, a newly-released Quinnipiac poll shows Obama with a 46 percent job-approval rating—in the danger zone for a sitting president—and leading Romney 46 percent to 40 percent. And in Wisconsin, exit polls conducted for the gubernatorial race showed Obama with a 51 percent to 45 percent lead, too close for comfort in a must-win blue-wall state.

Let’s take them one at a time. Michigan at first glance seems like one of the unlikelier battlegrounds, given that it’s ground zero for the American auto industry, which Obama helped rescue with his auto bailout. Republican strategists concede that Obama holds a political advantage on the bailout itself, but believe that on the broader view of government spending and intervening in the private economy, they hold an equally sizable advantage—and can message it to a draw.

Even with the auto industry on the mend, blue-collar voters are facing the growing reality of reduced wages and benefits—working longer hours for less money. There aren’t many states where that’s more salient than in Michigan. Macomb County was home base for Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg’s seminal 1985 analysis of Reagan Democrats, which concluded that they were leaving the Democratic fold over cultural issues. Democrats have made significant inroads since then—Obama won the county 53 to 45 percent in 2008—but the sentiments of working-class whites are changing due to the weak economy.

[.......]

Those sentiments translate to Pennsylvania, a blue-collar state where Obama underperformed in 2008 relative to his national gains. The crosstabs of the Quinnipiac poll showed that the economy is taking a toll on the president: 49 percent of Pennsylvania voters believed Romney would do a better job on the economy, compared to 41 percent who sided with Obama.  Among independents, Romney holds a 17-point lead over Obama in economic stewardship. This in a state where Romney’s favorable ratings are underwater (35 percent favorable/42 percent unfavorable).

“I think it is definitely in play,” former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, a Democrat, said at a Bloomberg News roundtable last week. “I said from the beginning, Mitt Romney is the only candidate who had a chance to do well enough in the Philadelphia suburbs to carry the state.”

And in Wisconsin, Obama is holding a lead but there are several telltale signs that suggest the presidential race will be close come November. In the recall election, non-college-educated whites flocked to Gov. Scott Walker’s camp in droves, giving him 61 percent of the gubernatorial vote—an improvement on his 2010 performance. Meanwhile, the turnout for Walker in the Republican-heavy Milwaukee suburbs was astronomical; he won more than 70 percent of the vote in Waukesha, Washington, and Ozaukee counties.

The combination of white-hot Republican enthusiasm combined with Democratic struggles to win over the working class ensures that Wisconsin will be a battleground. In the wake of the recall, Romney’s campaign is moving resources into the state, and Obama’s campaign manager Jim Messina publicly ranked it as a toss-up for November in a video to supporters. Romney is expected to perform as strongly as Walker with the Republican suburbanites; his big challenge is to maintain Walker’s sizable edge with the working-class voters as well.

It’s no coincidence that Mitt Romney’s “Every Town Counts” bus tour, which kicks off on Friday, is focused on winning over working-class whites, hitting the blue-wall battlegrounds along with three other blue-collar bastions: Ohio, Iowa, and New Hampshire. Romney, despite his privileged pedigree, knows that winning over the working-class voters dissatisfied with Obama’s record on the economy is a prerequisite for winning the election.

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Obama’s team expected that the historic Democratic tilt of those states would keep them in its column. But the slow-growing economy is putting them squarely in play, one of the biggest reasons why Obama’s reelection now looks in jeopardy.

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  1. 1 | June 13, 2012 11:46 am

    It’s no coincidence that Mitt Romney’s “Every Town Counts” bus tour, which kicks off on Friday, is focused on winning over working-class whites, hitting the blue-wall battlegrounds along with three other blue-collar bastions: Ohio, Iowa, and New Hampshire. Romney, despite his privileged pedigree, knows that winning over the working-class voters dissatisfied with Obama’s record on the economy is a prerequisite for winning the election.

    Given the attention paid to the Hispanic boomlet making the Southwest friendlier turf for Democrats, it’s easy to forget that the Rust Belt battlegrounds are heading in the opposite direction. The Rust Belt states are also the bigger electoral prize: There are 20 electoral votes combined in the states of Nevada (6), Colorado (9), and New Mexico (5), but 46 electoral votes in Michigan (16), Wisconsin (10), and Pennsylvania (20).

    Has it occurred to this guy that if the GOP reached out to Middle Class Hispanics like Bush did they would make inroads? So the GOP has decided to ditch voters like me and my family who have been voting Republican since Eisenhower for voters who a generation ago hated the Republican Party and Ronald Reagan.

    I refuse to be a La Raza slave of the Democrats but I see the writing on the wall in the GOP. 2012 is a nightmare election for me.


  2. 2 | June 13, 2012 12:06 pm

    Poll: Obama 45, Romney 44


  3. waldensianspirit
    3 | June 13, 2012 12:12 pm

    Well liberals do have 2 choices


  4. 4 | June 13, 2012 12:13 pm

    @ Rodan:

    What would you have him do that would be considered sufficient outreach?


  5. citizen_q
    5 | June 13, 2012 12:14 pm

    O/T Golden Dawn threatens hospital raids against immigrants in Greece

    In an atmosphere that has become increasingly electric before Greece’s crucial election, the far-right Golden Dawn has ratcheted up the rhetoric by threatening to remove immigrants and their children from hospitals and kindergartens.

    Earning loud applause at an election campaign rally in Athens, Golden Dawn MP Ilias Panagiotaros said: “If Chrysi Avgi [Golden Dawn] gets into parliament [as polls predict], it will carry out raids on hospitals and kindergartens and it will throw immigrants and their children out on the street so that Greeks can take their place.”

    Medical supplies and beds at some hospitals are running desperately short. The governor of the state-run Nikea hospital, Theodoros Roupas, called on doctors to stop non-essential surgical interventions because of a critical shortage of gloves, syringes and gauze. The order was revoked when Roupas found emergency supplies later in the day


  6. MikeA
    6 | June 13, 2012 12:17 pm

    @ citizen_q:

    And so it begins in Europe again. Blame the immigrant and go after them. Can’t blame themselves for spending money like crazy. No… Have to go after some scapegoat. Wonder when someone will start blaming the JOOOOS…


  7. Speranza
    7 | June 13, 2012 12:19 pm

    Has it occurred to this guy that if the GOP reached out to Middle Class Hispanics like Bush did they would make inroads?

    There is a huge Hispanic middle class to appeal to.


  8. Speranza
    8 | June 13, 2012 12:21 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    2012 is a nightmare election for me.

    You want to see a nightmare? Re-elect Obama then.


  9. Speranza
    9 | June 13, 2012 12:22 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ Rodan:
    What would you have him do that would be considered sufficient outreach?

    Good question.


  10. coldwarrior
    10 | June 13, 2012 12:25 pm

    i cant repeat on this blog what i have overhead some ‘working class/ /skilled labor’ life long dems say about obama…

    there is some real angry dems out here, i can feel it and see it. theses peeps will not vote for obama again and are beginning to see the light.


  11. coldwarrior
    11 | June 13, 2012 12:27 pm

    “I think it is definitely in play,” former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, a Democrat, said at a Bloomberg News roundtable last week. “I said from the beginning, Mitt Romney is the only candidate who had a chance to do well enough in the Philadelphia suburbs to carry the state.”

    add the pgh burbs and its game set and match in PA for romney.


  12. 12 | June 13, 2012 12:31 pm

    Ya’ll know what I have been telling you about California. The Hollyweird Celebrities might still love the Marxist-in-Chief, by he’s taking a brutal beating in the Hispanic/catholic/christian and African-American communities.


  13. Speranza
    14 | June 13, 2012 12:37 pm

    OT -- Goodfellas mobster Henry Hill dies at 69
    But at least he ain’t sleepin’ with the fishes.


  14. heysoos
    15 | June 13, 2012 12:41 pm

    doriangrey wrote:

    Ya’ll know what I have been telling you about California. The Hollyweird Celebrities might still love the Marxist-in-Chief, by he’s taking a brutal beating in the Hispanic/catholic/christian and African-American communities.

    I usually don’t give too much thought to it because I just think about anything is possible in the political realm…but it’s actually a bit surprising how fast BO is falling…I predicted that BO would toss the election and it seems to be the case…it’s like his whole gig is stunned and confused…no record, no message, no nothing…it’s like he’s giving it away….all Romney has to do is let the game come to him because BO does not seem very formidable at this point…campaign hard, stay on point and keep his hairdo tidy and he’ll win


  15. eaglesoars
    16 | June 13, 2012 12:53 pm

    Looks like Philly is going to be in play too.

    I don’t know what the hell is going on here -- we must have had about a hundred aircraft -- no exaggeration -- overhead. Low and slow. Mostly choppers but there were a couple C-130s that I thought were going to land on my roof. Took them about an hour to pass thru.

    I can walk to Ft Belvoir but I don’t think there are any C-130s there.


  16. Speranza
    17 | June 13, 2012 12:56 pm

    @ heysoos:
    His veneer of infallibility and inevitability has long since faded.


  17. 18 | June 13, 2012 1:03 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Looks like Philly is going to be in play too.
    I don’t know what the hell is going on here – we must have had about a hundred aircraft – no exaggeration – overhead. Low and slow. Mostly choppers but there were a couple C-130s that I thought were going to land on my roof. Took them about an hour to pass thru.
    I can walk to Ft Belvoir but I don’t think there are any C-130s there.

    Preparation for a major air Show maybe?


  18. 19 | June 13, 2012 1:03 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Looks like Philly is going to be in play too.

    I don’t know what the hell is going on here – we must have had about a hundred aircraft – no exaggeration – overhead. Low and slow. Mostly choppers but there were a couple C-130s that I thought were going to land on my roof. Took them about an hour to pass thru.

    I can walk to Ft Belvoir but I don’t think there are any C-130s there.

    There’s a GA airport near my house and a month or so after 9/11 they were evidently repositioning Apaches. About 20 of ‘em landed for refueling and they came in low over my house in formation. Impressive. I can just imagine how terrifying they must be if they’re looking to neutralize you.


  19. 20 | June 13, 2012 1:11 pm

    MacDuff wrote:

    I can just imagine how terrifying they must be if they’re looking to neutralize you.

    Apaches don’t “Neutralize you“, they neutralize the enemy, when it’s “YOU” they are coming for, it’s a bloody slaughter… :shock: :twisted:


  20. eaglesoars
    21 | June 13, 2012 1:23 pm

    doriangrey wrote:

    Preparation for a major air Show maybe?

    no clue. I know C-130s are used for jump practices but this was mostly choppers -- and mostly Blackhawks if I’m not mistaken.


  21. Guggi
    22 | June 13, 2012 1:28 pm

    Why Berlin Is Balking on a Bailout

    ALTHOUGH Europe may seem far away from the economic life of the average American, the fate of the euro zone weighs heavily on the United States economy. Pension funds have invested in bonds issued by southern European states, while banks and insurance companies have underwritten a sizable fraction of the credit-default swaps protecting investors against default.

    It’s no wonder, then, that President Obama is urging Germany to share in the debt of the euro zone’s southern nations. But in doing so, he and others overlook several critical facts.

    For one thing, such a bailout is illegal under the Maastricht Treaty, which governs the euro zone. Because the treaty is law in each member state, a bailout would be rejected by Germany’s Constitutional Court.

    Moreover, a bailout doesn’t make economic sense, and would likely make the situation worse

    (…)

    We are, however, already in the fifth year of generous liquidity help to Europe’s uncompetitive members. Since late 2007, the European Central Bank has helped with an international shift of refinancing credit, also known as Target credit, from the core euro states to the periphery, to which the German Bundesbank has contributed $874 billion. Greece’s and Portugal’s entire current account deficits were financed that way.

    Moreover, since May 2010, the E.C.B. has bought more than $250 billion in government bonds, while nearly $500 billion has come from rescue programs and help from the I.M.F. Add to that two European rescue funds, and you have a total of $2.63 trillion.

    It is unfair for critics to ask Germany to bear even more risk. Should Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain go bankrupt and repay nothing, while the euro survives, Germany would lose $899 billion. Should the euro fail, Germany would lose over $1.35 trillion, more than 40 percent of its G.D.P. Has the United States ever incurred a similar risk for helping other countries?

    Some critics have argued that Germany, having benefited from the Marshall Plan, now owes it to Europe to undertake a similar rescue. Those critics should look at the numbers.

    Greece has received or been promised $575 billion through assistance efforts, including Target credit, E.C.B. bond purchases and a haircut after a debt moratorium. Compare this with the Marshall Plan, for which Germany is very grateful. It received 0.5 percent of its G.D.P. for four years, or 2 percent in total. Applied to the Greek G.D.P., this would be about $5 billion today.


  22. 23 | June 13, 2012 1:31 pm

    Gawd, these bastards are predictable.


  23. eaglesoars
    24 | June 13, 2012 1:32 pm

    Guggi wrote:

    Some critics have argued that Germany, having benefited from the Marshall Plan

    I just spit my lunch on the floor so I wouldn’t choke


  24. 25 | June 13, 2012 1:32 pm

    Oops, forgot the link.

    Gawd, these bastards are predictable


  25. 26 | June 13, 2012 1:39 pm

    @ Guggi:

    Sooner or later, y’all are going to have t ocut the insolvent states loose to fend for themselves. You simply can’t continually plunder the productive states to support the unproductive. There is a lesson here for the United States. Sooner or later our insolvent states are going to come to th eFederal Government, hat in hand, and beg for a bailout. I say emphatically “No!” to any bailouts. If California or Illinois collapses (as Detroit is about to do), then tough.


  26. citizen_q
    27 | June 13, 2012 1:40 pm

    @ MacDuff:

    Hopefully the enemy never sees them. Fly in nap of the earth, and pop up just high enough and long enough to loose the intended munitions.

    Air Cav! Hooorah!


  27. citizen_q
    28 | June 13, 2012 1:42 pm

    @ MacDuff:
    Saw that story earlier.

    Should start a PR campaign. The inmates may put up with that crap, but us potential tourists have other options.


  28. coldwarrior
    29 | June 13, 2012 1:46 pm

    citizen_q wrote:

    Air Cav! Hooorah!

    i send a hearty

    “AIR ASSAULT!!!” your way


  29. eaglesoars
    30 | June 13, 2012 1:48 pm

    MacDuff wrote:

    Oops, forgot the link.
    Gawd, these bastards are predictable

    And so are these.

    UN To Consider $1,300 Green Tax On American Families To Fund Their Global Warming Efforts…


  30. 31 | June 13, 2012 1:49 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    MacDuff wrote:
    Oops, forgot the link.
    Gawd, these bastards are predictable
    And so are these.
    UN To Consider $1,300 Green Tax On American Families To Fund Their Global Warming Efforts…

    The UN can kiss my apostrophe…


  31. waldensianspirit
    32 | June 13, 2012 1:49 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Spells war


  32. 33 | June 13, 2012 1:51 pm

    Did you guys see this?

    Mitt Romney now leads President Obama for the first time in Wisconsin where the president’s support has fallen to its lowest level to date.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Romney with 47% of the vote to Obama’s 44%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided.

    Wisconsin is in play. That is much better than the exit polls showed. And you have to remember, the exit polls had Wisconsin neck and neck for Walker, and he won solidly when the votes were counted. I have to say, I am feeling pretty positive about this election. Even about Romney. I am personally convinced that if we have the right legislature, we can hold his feet to the fire and not be too disappointed by his performance in office. He won’t be the Second Coming of Ronald Reagan, no, but he will be far superior to another four years of Obama.


  33. Guggi
    34 | June 13, 2012 1:51 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ Guggi:
    Sooner or later, y’all are going to have t ocut the insolvent states loose to fend for themselves. You simply can’t continually plunder the productive states to support the unproductive. There is a lesson here for the United States. Sooner or later our insolvent states are going to come to th eFederal Government, hat in hand, and beg for a bailout. I say emphatically “No!” to any bailouts. If California or Illinois collapses (as Detroit is about to do), then tough.

    Did you know that Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg are fiscal responsibel states in Germany ? Since Germany has a law which dutybounds her to bail out other states which act fiscally irresponsible Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg have to spent Euro 0,97 from every Euro they save to Berlin and Hamburg which are nearly bankrupt.


  34. 35 | June 13, 2012 1:53 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    Fuck the UN. With a chainsaw…


  35. 36 | June 13, 2012 1:56 pm

    @ Guggi:

    I didn’t know that. I can see America splitting up along fiscal lines, with the Solvent States cutting free of th eInsolvent States. The Insolvent States may be the ones to make the breaks, though. They want to be free of “Jesusland” or “Flyover Country”, and think they’d be better off without us. I wouldn’t spill a drop of blood to hold the union together in that event. They’ll be happier as a Socialist nation, and we can get back to being a nation based on our Constitution, limited government, and individual responsibility.


  36. 37 | June 13, 2012 1:56 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    Fuck the UN. With a chainsaw…

    Sideways… :twisted:


  37. citizen_q
    38 | June 13, 2012 1:57 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    Great video! The “Air Assault Possum” at about 4:48 brought back memories of some stories the guys in my unit who crewed the Blackhawks told about having to kick guys legs off the ledge who did that to free them.


  38. citizen_q
    39 | June 13, 2012 2:01 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    @ doriangrey:
    @ doriangrey:
    They also want to take over the internet.

    The gutless coward kleptocrats of the UN aren’t worth the semtec to power a splodydope halfway to allah(piss be upon it).


  39. eaglesoars
    40 | June 13, 2012 2:07 pm

    citizen_q wrote:

    They also want to take over the internet

    If Obama stays in office, he just might give it to them.

    Of course, then there will be civil war.


  40. 41 | June 13, 2012 2:13 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    citizen_q wrote:
    They also want to take over the internet
    If Obama stays in office, he just might give it to them.
    Of course, then there will be civil war.

    Hmmm, perhaps their is a market for… Blue Helmet shooting targets??? :twisted:


  41. eaglesoars
    42 | June 13, 2012 2:16 pm

    doriangrey wrote:

    Hmmm, perhaps their is a market for… Blue Helmet shooting targets???

    I dunno. Ammo isn’t cheap. Don’t want to waste it.


  42. MikeA
    43 | June 13, 2012 2:17 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    Its a shame all my guns were lost in a terrible boating accident…. ;)


  43. Speranza
    45 | June 13, 2012 2:23 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    The U.N. is funneling millions of dollars worth of tradable carbon credits to corrupt nations worldwide, including Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Uzbekistan in an attempt to encourage clean energy projects in the developing world.

    Oh yeah that sounds like a good plan. /


  44. coldwarrior
    46 | June 13, 2012 2:23 pm

    @ citizen_q:

    ughhhh….i get sore all over again just watching that vid.

    helluva 2 weeks.


  45. eaglesoars
    47 | June 13, 2012 2:24 pm

    Speranza wrote:

    Oh yeah that sounds like a good plan.

    Wanna hear another one?

    There are plans afoot to trade manure credits like carbon.

    seriously.


  46. 48 | June 13, 2012 2:25 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Speranza wrote:
    Oh yeah that sounds like a good plan.
    Wanna hear another one?
    There are plans afoot to trade manure credits like carbon.
    seriously.

    Man oh man would that make Obama a rich man… :twisted:


  47. citizen_q
    49 | June 13, 2012 2:26 pm

    @ Speranza:

    As a juvenile aside, is only me who thinks ban ki moon always looks like he lost?

    Whenever I see him on TV he has this look on this face that says “How did I end up in the women’s lavatory?”.


  48. citizen_q
    50 | June 13, 2012 2:29 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    Good for you that you did. I did not take the opportunity.

    Though we repelled on local cliffs. Funny I see they are still using rappelling seats made out of rope in the video just like we did.


  49. 51 | June 13, 2012 2:30 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    The U.N. is funneling millions of dollars worth of tradable carbon credits to corrupt nations worldwide, including Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Uzbekistan in an attempt to encourage clean energy projects in the developing world.

    Carbon Credits are like “up dings” on LGF, they only mean something to a small circle of morons.


  50. coldwarrior
    52 | June 13, 2012 2:32 pm

    citizen_q wrote:

    Though we repelled on local cliffs. Funny I see they are still using rappelling seats made out of rope in the video just like we did.

    a well tied swiss seat works just like a fancy (expensive) harness


  51. coldwarrior
    53 | June 13, 2012 2:32 pm

    MacDuff wrote:

    Carbon Credits are like “up dings” on LGF, they only mean something to a small circle of morons.

    :lol:

    THE LINE OF THE WEEK!


  52. Speranza
    54 | June 13, 2012 2:33 pm

    citizen_q wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    As a juvenile aside, is only me who thinks ban ki moon always looks like he lost?
    Whenever I see him on TV he has this look on this face that says “How did I end up in the women’s lavatory?”.

    Like Frank Costanza (on Seinfeld) said about the Rev. Sun Myung Moon “He has a face like a big apple pie”.


  53. eaglesoars
    55 | June 13, 2012 2:35 pm

    very cool Apache vid


  54. Speranza
    56 | June 13, 2012 2:36 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Wanna hear another one?

    There are plans afoot to trade manure credits like carbon.

    seriously.

    There is a good joke lurking there somewhere. lol //


  55. eaglesoars
    57 | June 13, 2012 2:38 pm

    @ Speranza:

    indeed.

    gotta go. work.


  56. citizen_q
    58 | June 13, 2012 2:52 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Thanks, cool vid. Had to turn down the sound track though.

    I was an AH-1S Modernized Cobra mechanic/crew chief in the Army. That is the Army’s Attack Helicopter before the Apache. Nothing like flying in the bullet-catcher (front) seat. The field of view is incredible, and flying Nape Of The Earth you could almost feel the foliage tickle yer bottom.


  57. citizen_q
    59 | June 13, 2012 2:56 pm

    @ Speranza:
    There was a Physics professor at the University of MD like that. I was at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore years later eating at Phillips Seafood house with my wife and I saw him out the window from our seats wandering around looking lost. I nearly lost my lunch I was laughing so hard trying to explain it to the wife.


  58. darkwords
    60 | June 13, 2012 2:58 pm

    They won’t charge Brett Kimberlin with perjury for numerous false statements under oath, including false statements designed to incarcerate people, and to obtain injunctions against them for the purpose of harassment.

    But Zimmerman’s wife says she’s not sure if she has enough to pay his bond, and the authorities throw the book at her.

    Wow.

    This does not seem right. To put it mildly.


  59. 61 | June 13, 2012 3:01 pm

    @ darkwords:

    They are going after Zimmerman with everything they have because he interfered with a black thug’s right to beat him up. That is what it amounts to.


  60. citizen_q
    62 | June 13, 2012 3:10 pm

    @ darkwords:
    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ darkwords:
    They are going after Zimmerman with everything they have because he interfered with a black thug’s right to beat him up. That is what it amounts to.

    I suspect that a lifetime of cases like this are what fueled the police and social workers to look the other way at that muslim gang of rapists in Briton.


  61. 63 | June 13, 2012 3:13 pm

    @ citizen_q:

    Political Correctness is a mindset. They are trying to get it so as we can’t even think politically incorrect thoughts. I don’t think that will work as well in America as it did in Britain. Oh, for some areas of the country, perhaps. Detroitistan and the People’s Republic of Berkeley. But not for the vast majority of the country.


  62. 64 | June 13, 2012 3:18 pm

    Show me a candidate who has to pander to his base during the general election and I’ll show a candidate who is going to lose.

    This is good news.


  63. 65 | June 13, 2012 3:22 pm

    MikeA wrote:

    @ citizen_q:

    And so it begins in Europe again. Blame the immigrant and go after them. Can’t blame themselves for spending money like crazy. No… Have to go after some scapegoat. Wonder when someone will start blaming the JOOOOS…

    [Sends the Spelling Police to MikeA's Residence]


  64. 66 | June 13, 2012 3:37 pm

    Macker wrote:

    MikeA wrote:
    @ citizen_q:
    And so it begins in Europe again. Blame the immigrant and go after them. Can’t blame themselves for spending money like crazy. No… Have to go after some scapegoat. Wonder when someone will start blaming the JOOOOS…

    [Sends the Spelling Police to MikeA's Residence]

    Lot of good that will do, MikeA misspelled his address on the information form, they’ll be knocking down the wrong dangling participle. :twisted:


  65. heysoos
    67 | June 13, 2012 3:46 pm

    who doesn’t hate dangling participles?…


  66. 68 | June 13, 2012 3:46 pm

    MacDuff wrote:

    Carbon Credits are like “up dings” on LGF, they only mean something to a small circle of morons.

    Are they still dinging each other over at that swamp? LOL!


  67. 69 | June 13, 2012 3:48 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    who doesn’t hate dangling participles?…

    That depends…. Is there…. Stout Hemp Rope…. Involved in hanging those dangling participles?…


  68. heysoos
    70 | June 13, 2012 3:55 pm

    @ doriangrey:
    either that or supersonic lead balls…your choice


  69. 71 | June 13, 2012 4:03 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    @ doriangrey:
    either that or supersonic lead balls…your choice

    Wow… tough decision… :oops:


  70. 72 | June 13, 2012 4:17 pm

    4 years ago today “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.”--Barack Hussein Obama, speaking about Republicans at a campaign event in Philadelphia.


  71. Speranza
    73 | June 13, 2012 4:19 pm

    Urban Infidel wrote:

    4 years ago today “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.”–Barack Hussein Obama, speaking about Republicans at a campaign event in Philadelphia.

    But it is the Republicans who call for violence. /
    That was a line from The Untouchables and not very original of Barky.


  72. Speranza
    74 | June 13, 2012 4:30 pm

    We need to send Obama back to Cook County where he belongs.


  73. Speranza
    75 | June 13, 2012 4:30 pm

    Urban Infidel wrote:

    Are they still dinging each other over at that swamp? LOL!

    They have the maturity level of 4th graders.


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