September 2, 2012

Three days? How about four years?

“Yes or no? Are Americans better off today then they were four years ago?”

Shorter Plouffe: "Hemmm, Haw, Urggle."

Asked about actor/director Clint Eastwood’s attention-grabbing Republican convention speech, Plouffe praised the actor/director’s career work and added, ”the Romney campaign would probably not, three days after their convention, [prefer] still having questions being raised about Clint Eastwood.”

I'm thinking that the Republicans are dealing with the Eastwood's performance quite well and don't mind at all the empty chair becoming a meme. In fact, I think they enjoy those questions quite a bit more than the Democrats do about questions regarding the prosperity of Americans.




Posted by lance at September 2, 2012 11:38 AM

"“No, but that’s not the question of this election,” O’Malley said. “The question, without a doubt, we are not as well off before George Bush brought us the Bush job losses, the Bush recession, the Bush deficit.”

"You know it does not matter if you are Republican, Libertarian or Democrat. If the person you hired is not doing the job you have to let them go."
Clint Eastwood RNC Convention.

Posted by: Ford Prefect at September 2, 2012 11:56 AM

"...because we've got this big, messy, tough democracy..." – BO @ 0.52min


Posted by: Knight 99 at September 2, 2012 12:01 PM

Lest we forget ... King Obama's Children's Choir.

Posted by: Robert W. (Vancouver) at September 2, 2012 12:20 PM

BamBam tried to mock the RNC by saying it was a throw back to the black and white TV era.

Talk about racist dog whistles.

Posted by: Fred at September 2, 2012 12:20 PM

I think they are just fine talking about the empty chair. As a matter of fact, they should down and get permission from George Strait to play his hit "the chair" at campaign rallies

Posted by: KenAinCGY at September 2, 2012 12:47 PM

Well yes, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve, this current economic situation, after the 2008 recession is the slowest since the great depression. Normally, if you graph (track) economic data the deeper the curve of recession down, the steeper (faster) the recovery up. When Reagan recovery began growth sustained over 6% job growth. We are seeing paltry numbers with no end insight. Certainly not enough to even employee all the people listed at unemployed at 8.3%

Posted by: Mikewa at September 2, 2012 12:51 PM

Nice to know it's still Bush's fault. I'm sure if Obama wins and the recession continues another 4 years, it will still be Bush's fault. I simply do not think recovery is possible with an anti-business socialist as president.

Posted by: Scar at September 2, 2012 1:03 PM

Clint Eastwood chaired to be different. The Democrats are splitting chairs here because they don't chair to admit how devastating Eastwood's skit was.

Clint removed all the taboos on treating Obama like a person instead of a deity. In twelve minutes he stripped Godhood from the President and restored mental health to federal politics in America.

Posted by: stevesmith at September 2, 2012 1:17 PM

I'm wondering about two things. First, how many Republicans put an empty chair on their front lawn. Second, how many Democrats spent the weekend trying to steal those chairs.

Posted by: kakola at September 2, 2012 1:21 PM

Mark Steyn has a great take in: Play Clinty For Me

Plus when a hard lefty like Bill Maher says Clint "Killed" you know it can't be that bad for the Republicans.

Posted by: RCGZ at September 2, 2012 1:22 PM

If Obama thinks he inherited a bad economy for his first term, he should get a load of what he's inheriting from himself this term. Why should we expect him to do any better this time?

Posted by: molarmauler at September 2, 2012 1:50 PM

"I think everybody understands we were this close to a great depression. Because of the leadership of this president, we staved that off."

I would love someone to walk me through the thinking behind this assertion.

Posted by: Black Mamba at September 2, 2012 2:10 PM

When he said "I know you were against the war in Iraq, and that's okay. But you thought the war in Afghanistan was OK.

You know, I mean -- you thought that was something worth doing. We didn't check with the Russians to see how did it -- they did there for 10 years.

But we did it, and it is something to be thought about, and I think that, when we get to maybe -- I think you've mentioned something about having a target date for bringing everybody home. You gave that target date, and I think Mr. Romney asked the only sensible question, you know, he says, "Why are you giving the date out now?

Why don't you just bring them home tomorrow morning?"

Clint's message was the only anti-war statement made at the GOP shindig, proving he was off the script and totally spontanious (bless 'em). It made a lot of RINOs nervous just as both Eastwood's and Ron Paul's other ideas do -

Out of Iraq, out of Afghanistan, bring the troops home, treat vets well with good pensions for those who re-upped and served multiple tours (instead of treating them like potential domestic terrorists), rebuild the navy, air force and other mechanized defense initiatives then have the state dept and pentagon cast a watchful eye on N.Korea. - domestically rebuild US industrial capcity, end the Fed, become totally energy self sufficient with domestic oil, shale gas and coal reserves, develop clean fossil fuel tech,leave the UN security council, disband TSA-DHS-ATF-IRS and get the GD marshal state out of the taxyer/businessman's/gunowner's/Family's/Church's/voter's face. - oh yeah, and turn the Feds money taps off to all these Marxist NGOs and freebe programs who pimp for the Dems and the destruction of the constitution and republic.

These concepts send RINOs into a dead faint - it wasn;t the mainstream vonservative GOP whp torpedoed Paul's campaign, it was the RINO brass - they have a distaste for Eastwood's politics as well.

Posted by: Occam at September 2, 2012 2:15 PM

The chair needs a sign on it in one of the shots. "Gone Golfing".

Posted by: C_Miner at September 2, 2012 2:49 PM

I read that following Eastwood's 'chair' comments Zero tweeted that "the chair is occupied".
It is, by a hollow suit.

Posted by: abtrapper at September 2, 2012 3:35 PM

Bush this, Bush that, Bush, Bush, Bush. I'm bushed out.

Obama has failed to take responsibility for the state of the nation.

That, if for no other reason, is why Americans should dump his guy.

Posted by: rabbit at September 2, 2012 6:06 PM

"If I do not have this done in three years... "

This should be part of a commercial playing 24/7 in the last two weeks. All channels, all the time.

Posted by: rd at September 2, 2012 6:52 PM

Obama's latest excuse. At least it's not Bush's fault.

Unbelievable...or maybe not. Wonder if he'll regret saying this?

Posted by: SomeGuyinOttawa at September 2, 2012 7:45 PM

How many more Islamic Sunni revolutions can he Father in another 4 years?

Posted by: Revnant Dream at September 2, 2012 10:04 PM

Mr Obama, you're wrong - they did build that, with their corporate and personal taxes. Then they built a business with what they were able to keep. Now do you get it? Stop using Liz Warren talking points because they get a laugh and a thumbs up from your leftie buddies.

BTW, you didn't fix that. So we have to let you go. Off to Hawaii then, so long.

Posted by: Shamrock at September 3, 2012 7:58 PM