published Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Agreed

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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BobMKE said...

Dateline: Milwaukee, Wisconsin 10:46 p.m.

I just listened to our Governor Scott Walker give his victory speech. The road to save our Country has just started here in Wisconsin.

June 6, 2012 at 12:06 a.m.
librul said...

As Michael Moore tweeted tonight - "Welcome to the Citizens United States of America".

June 6, 2012 at 12:17 a.m.
blackwater48 said...

I THINK CLAY NAILED IT

When republicans were running for state offices in 2010 they all kept chanting, JOBS, JOBS, JOBS... Once in office, however, the layoffs starting coming fast and furious.

After the GOP governors and legislatures passed massive cut taxes for the wealthy and/or corporations they were all then shocked, SHOCKED to discover deficits ballooning their budgets.

So to balance their State budgets, teachers and police officers and firefighters and all kinds of public service employees were layed off which pushed up the unemployment numbers which further weakened our economy. It wasn't unusual to see the economy add, say, 150,000 private sector jobs in one month while 65,000 state workers were being fired. Net jobs gained? Only 85,000.

Well done, GOP!

Or maybe Clay is depicting tea bagging congressman. Even when Obama attempts to enact laws supporting their own conservative policies, they vote it DOWN and then bitterly blame the President for exacerbating partisan congressional politics.

Well done GOP!

Plenty more examples but I've said my piece for now.

Okay, let the dim-witted knuckle dragging carping and whining begin!

June 6, 2012 at 12:39 a.m.
Anklejive said...

Great work, Clay. Sad that every single Republican who calls President Obama a failure, was also responsible for NOT compromising with him on debt reduction, additional stimulus, and jobs bills. Who's the failure?

June 6, 2012 at 12:56 a.m.
Easy123 said...

Tu_quoque,

Is this you or any of your Republican cronies on here? LOL!

June 6, 2012 at 2:34 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Nice showing in WI, lefties. Bwahahahahaha

June 6, 2012 at 2:48 a.m.
waldenu said...

Online universities are gaining popularity as they allow working students to achieve their degree on their own time. http://www.waldenu.edu/

June 6, 2012 at 4:30 a.m.
anniebelle said...

Plutocracy (from Ancient Greek ploutos, meaning "wealth", and kratos, meaning "power, rule") is rule by the wealthy, or power provided by wealth. Wisconsin, folks, is what a Plutocracy looks like.

June 6, 2012 at 5:37 a.m.
AndrewLohr said...

His head has enough capacity, but it's full of the wrong theories. Jesus is generous Himself, not 'generous' by taking from other people.

June 6, 2012 at 5:55 a.m.
joneses said...

Of course the president is in over his head as he was in over his head when he was in congress. This is what happens when ignorant people are manipulated by lies.

June 6, 2012 at 6:14 a.m.
joneses said...

Hey fellow Republicans, there is hope.

Walker led Barrett, who was the governor's 2010 opponent and is the current mayor of Milwaukee, 54 to 45 percent with 83 percent of precincts reporting. Walker beat Barrett in 2010, 52 to 46.5 percent.

Walker beat Barrett by a larger margin this time. Also the Hussein Obama government controlled liberal main stream media are again proving they are biased reporting Scott Walker beat Barrett by a slim margin. Do you remember when the liberal main stream Hussein Obama government controlled media reported Hussein Obama's had a landslide victory over McCain? Hussein Obama had a slim margin over McCain of 52% to 48%. So how can Scott Walkers victory be a slim margin and Hussein Obama's be a landslide? Another liberal lie has been exposed.

June 6, 2012 at 6:40 a.m.
cactus said...

The party's over democrats...it's now time to pay the bills!

June 6, 2012 at 6:54 a.m.
Easy123 said...

Joneses,

You have exposed nothing because you have provided NO PROOF for your claims.

June 6, 2012 at 7:02 a.m.
patriot1 said...

Why doesn't he just "lower the water/sea level"

June 6, 2012 at 7:35 a.m.
GreenKepi said...

"Oh Clay..Oh Clay...you nailed it...great Clay...oh, you are so wonderful"...GIVE me a break!!!!

June 6, 2012 at 7:47 a.m.
chatt_man said...

Awe... no current events cartoon? Maybe an ass eating cheese while an elephant kicks it in the arse? Maybe a couple asses looking around trying to figure out what kicked them in the arse? Maybe an ass at the bottom of the hill as the landslide approaches?

Oh, maybe an ass looking at a calendar, flipping it ahead to November and looking concerned?

Stay up with the times, Clay.

June 6, 2012 at 7:48 a.m.
joneses said...

Easy123

Is that all you have? Quit being so ignorant and get your head out of the sand and read.

June 6, 2012 at 8:30 a.m.
joneses said...

I wonder how these union members in wisconsin feel about the unions spending millions of dollars of their money on another failure by the dummycrats. By the way, the union bosses are not out a penny and are still enjoying being part of the 1 percent.

June 6, 2012 at 8:33 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

The fact is, NO MATTER HOW YOU SLICE IT, the WI deal is a defeat for the left.

June 6, 2012 at 8:33 a.m.
mymy said...

Public-employee unions in Wisconsin have experienced a dramatic drop in membership—by more than half for the second-biggest union—since a law championed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker sharply curtailed their ability to bargain over wages and working conditions.

LIBERATION

http://freedomeden.blogspot.com/2012/06/wisconsin-unions-ranks-drop.html

June 6, 2012 at 8:50 a.m.
whatsthefuss said...

No one is holding down President Obeyme but the man himself. Perhaps if he was smart enough to surround himself with people who have an idea how to right the ship he would find himself high & dry topside? Keep bailing Blackwater. The ship is going down fast!! Imagine, white dim-witted knuckle draggers? Is that racist?

June 6, 2012 at 8:53 a.m.
joneses said...

Another democrat that has abandoned Hussein Obama. I guess Clinton is a racist as he is bailing on Hussein Obama as well.

Today

"Bill Clinton Doesn't Have 'Any Problem' With Temporarily Extending The Bush Tax Cuts"

June 6, 2012 at 9:01 a.m.
conservative said...

Is that Tom Barrett?

June 6, 2012 at 9:11 a.m.
mymy said...

whatsthefuss said...

No one is holding down President Obeyme but the man himself. Perhaps if he was smart enough to surround himself with people who have an idea how to right the ship he would find himself high & dry topside? Keep bailing Blackwater. The ship is going down fast!!

Obeyme doesn't want to right the ship. He has other plans that many do not want to see/accept. He has surrounded himself with the people of like thinking to try to accomplish the destruction of this country.

June 6, 2012 at 9:12 a.m.
blackwater48 said...

ON WISCONSIN

Some lessons to be learned from the Walker recall fiasco:

The air attack was successful. Republcans outspent the democrats by around $27 million, so big money, in this election anyway, clearnly demonstrated it can trump grassroots campaigning. This should inspire more big money GOP donars to pour millions more into the November election.

On the other hand, big money democratic donars so far have been mainly staying on the sidelines. Last Fall, word got out that the Obama campaign would have a billion dollars for his reelection bid. If you have that much money, many BMDD mused, you certainly don't need my million dollar check. They are lagging far behind to this point, so maybe this wil helpl kick start the money machine for the Dems.

An interesting note for those of you who are drooling at the thought of the Mittster winning the White House: exit polls showed that a majority who voted in the cheese state yesterday still support Obama and a majority still think he has a better economic plan than Romney. Historically, Wisconsin is a Blue State. It went for Obama in 2008, Keary in 04, Gore in 00, and Clinton twice.

Based on this vote alone it's a little early to be buying tickets to the Romney Inaugural Ball.

June 6, 2012 at 9:13 a.m.

Barry has been in over his head for his entire life. Don't take my word for it, read any one of his autobiographies. He didn't find his way until he was discovered by some rich white Democrats.

June 6, 2012 at 9:16 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

bookie is clearly racist

June 6, 2012 at 9:26 a.m.
mymy said...

Blackie said "Historically, Wisconsin is a Blue State. It went for Obama in 2008, Keary in 04, Gore in 00, and Clinton twice."

Proof that some people never learn unless they go for Romney in 2012. So, don't buy any tickets for Obama Inaugural Ball either.

June 6, 2012 at 9:35 a.m.
alprova said...

Scott Walker's win in the recall vote is not much of a surprise, given the amount of money spent intent on keeping him in power.

That election was bought and paid for by outside interests. 75% of the money spent came from outside of that state.

Republicans everywhere are high-fiving each other today, confident that this is proof that they will capture the White House this coming November.

I wouldn't hold your breath on that one.

Mitt Romney isn't a Scott Walker. Wisconsin hasn't voted in majority numbers for a Republican President in more than thirty years. Mitt Romney isn't a Ronald Reagan either.

Exit polls taken yesterday by voters on both sides still favor President Obama over Mitt Romney for President by a clear margin.

And of course, so much can change between now and November. Five months ago, Newt Gingrich was riding high in the Republican primary race.

One recall race in Wisconsin has yet to be declared and a Democrat is leading in votes, which may result in the Democrats assuming the majority in the Wisconsin Senate. So it's not all roses in Wisconsin for Republicans.

Yesterday on a national level, every Republican Senator voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act, further demonstrating that there is indeed a war on women in this nation by the Republicans, further insuring that they will not be receiving anywhere near the number of votes they will be needing from women this year.

Given that Mitt Romney has refused to weigh in on that issue, I'd say that his silence is quite deafening.

Celebrate all you want today. It will not be repeated on a national level come November. Recall votes as a general rule are rarely successful. As much as a third of this nation would love to recall President Obama, that won't succeed either.

June 6, 2012 at 9:53 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

al, as previously stated, a HUGE defeat for the left. Spin it all you want.

June 6, 2012 at 10:01 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Sandra Fluke got a phone call from the Messiah. Tom Barrett got a tweet.

June 6, 2012 at 10:10 a.m.

Funny how all the Republicans are crowing over Walker.

But I guess they don't want to talk about how the Republican Agenda has been one to defeat President Obama, and to them, that means making sure the country suffers, because if it doesn't, then he can't possibly be failing.

Oh well if you want to take pride in 45 million dollars of spending to buy an election, that's on you. Me, I see a margin that still supports Obama over Romney, and that's without a significant share of young voters who will turn out in the fall.

Want to bet that Walker wouldn't have survived if the recall was in November? That's why he stopped fighting the petitions, he knew the timing would have screwed him over.

BTW, is the Republican party going to refund Wisconsin for the fake candidates they ran in the Democratic Primaries?

June 6, 2012 at 10:25 a.m.
alprova said...

Jack, with all due respect, this isn't a defeat for Democrats. It is more a defeat for unions, who spearheaded the drive to remove Scott Walker and company in Wisconsin.

Nearly a third of the people polled in Wisconsin yesterday who had at least one member in their household who had ever held or currently held a union job, stated that they voted for Scott Walker.

I don't think Scott Walker deserved to be recalled. He's a mediocre Governor, having achieved some success in some areas and amassed a few failures as well. He's also pissed of a lot of people. I don't think that taking away collective bargaining rights of educators in the state was right either. He should have been a bit more diplomatic. Empowered with yesterday's vote, I predict that he will go on to eventually step on the wrong toes.

The current movement to eliminate all traces of any and all unions in this nation is a huge mistake and many people who currently side with and vote for Republicans will feel some of that pain eventually, if that movement is successful on a nationwide level.

When it becomes legal for an employer to fire anyone for any reason at all, to pay a worker whatever they want, or to treat workers with as much deference as they do equipment, employment standards are going to begin to return to what they were a hundred years ago for many.

June 6, 2012 at 10:35 a.m.
shifarobe said...

Congrats to Scott Walker!!! It's a defeat for Democrats, it's a defeat for liberals, it's a defeat for greedy, overstuffed unions, and yes it's a defeat for OBUTTHEAD. Look at all the calls for Scott Walker to be assasinated! That's OBUTTHEAD'S base.

June 6, 2012 at 10:47 a.m.
mymy said...

...In the nearly 15 months since Mr. Walker signed the law, 6,000 of the [American Federation of Teachers] AFT's Wisconsin 17,000 members quit, the union said. It blamed the drop on the law.

This drop in the membership means a drop in political power for the unions.

They no longer have as many individuals under their thumb.

Act 10 meant thousands of people were freed from the union shakedown.

Thousands bailed.

No wonder Tom Barrett is avoiding Act 10 as a recall election issue, even though that's what started the recall effort in the first place.

http://freedomeden.blogspot.com/2012/06/wisconsin-unions-ranks-drop.html

June 6, 2012 at 10:58 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

al,respectfully, I said a "defeat for the left". I didn't say Dems. (tho most Dems are southpaws)

June 6, 2012 at 10:59 a.m.
whatsthefuss said...

With somewhere around 1 of every 7 working Americans being paid directly by taxpayer dollars, it would make sense that the people of Wisconsin realize that although it may be painful for even immediate family members, our government is to big for the working population to support. What happened yesterday was a group of hard working people came to a very simple conclusion and I would wager there were one or two Democrats that supported the current governor. They simply can no longer afford to support big government with bigger benefits. Now what is so hard to understand about that? Now go out and play in the yard!

June 6, 2012 at 11:06 a.m.
TOES02800 said...

Who was holding Obama's head under water for the first two years of his presidency? Obama has gotten pretty much everything he wanted for two years!

Where was his "laser like focus" on jobs while he was spending his first year shoving his socialist health care plan down our throats? (which 70-80% of the people don't even want!)

Posters above claim it was money that put Walker over the top, yet it was Obama who was BRAGGING how he would have the "billion dollar campaign".

And don't worry about Easy123! He goes 100 MPH down liberal lane with his blinders on! All liberal all the time! The light at the end of Easy's tunnel is a freight train headed right for him! He's beyond repair or hope.

June 6, 2012 at 11:37 a.m.
Rickaroo said...

Bennett got this one exactly right. The TEA-GOP has been working against Obama from day one of his taking office. It's only natural that the opposing party is going to want to get their own man/woman back in the Oval Office come next election but the extent to which these Repubs have been actively trying to keep this country in the toilet just to make Obama look bad is obvious - and it is disgusting.

Interesting video, Easy. The kid in it is a perfect example of the "maturity" level and depth of thought - or more accurately, the vacuity of thought - exhibited by just about every Obama basher who posts here. Every time somebody like the con-man or joneses or t_q spews their bile that kid is the kind of image I have of them in my mind.

As for Wisconsin, you teabaggers can crow all you want but what happened there is not an example of democracy on display. The outcome was bought with the money from outside interests, pure and simple. If you are celebrating an election that was so clearly bought with outside money, then you can stop all your pretenses to claiming that you want America to return to its Democratic roots. This country is already a fascist state, with the fat cats and big business pulling all the strings, and you pathetic hero worshipers of the greedy slobs are doing everything you can to empower them more and more every day. They must love you guys, just like any master loves a dumb and dutiful slave.

June 6, 2012 at 11:39 a.m.
chatt_man said...

How could anyone have held Obama's head under water the first two years? He had the congress majority, the senate majority, the uninformed public, and the dependancy class on his side. Remember the lady that stated if she helped him, then he would help her, and she would not have to worry about putting gas in her car or paying her rent any longer?

And it would take no help from the republicans to keep the country in the toilet or make Obama look bad, as Rickaroo says. Obama has possessed the ability to do that quite well on his own with his policies.

It appears Obama and the democrats are the ones with all the money, crowing about the amount they have for the 2012 campaign. The money that came into Wisconsin was because the whole country is beginning to see this for what it is... no good for the people as a whole.

June 6, 2012 at 12:37 p.m.
Easy123 said...

Toes and Joneses,

Please tell about all these failed policies and failures. Or just keep posting your unsubstantiated claims. Please let everyone know all these terrible things Obama has done. You both have failed to do that so far.

Joneses,

Is that all you have? Nothing? As always. You just spout your opinion as if it was true without any facts or examples to back it up.

Toes,

Blinders? How do? Because I can provide good examples of things the president has done and agree with him on about 80% of the issues? Please tell me how much Romney policy you know! Or is it just a Republican/Democrat thing? I'm not a liberal. I weigh the issues and side with the candidate I most agree with. You just vote Republican.

If I have blinders, then you have a blindfold.

June 6, 2012 at 12:39 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

So Easy. Are you saying you're an independent?

June 6, 2012 at 12:42 p.m.
Easy123 said...

I'm not affiliated with any party. On some issues I'm liberal, others I'm conservative, on others I'm libertarian/constitutionalist/etc.

June 6, 2012 at 12:54 p.m.
timbo said...

Now it's politics boys and girls. Obama is so over his head this cartoon says that the Republican are try to pull him out. Ha!

You cannot escape that Obama is a miserable amaturer. He doesn't have the intelligence or the background to be president.

Remember all those democrat/liberal fan clubs for George Bush....Oh, that's right you guys raked him over the coals constantly. That is politics and whichever party is in power the other obstructs. It takes a Clinton or Reagan to overcome this sort of thing and ..Barack Obama ain't them.

Wisconsin showed two things clearly. One was that the independents are tired of unions and deficits and the polls were completely wrong. Even...give me a break.. If the national and state polls are "even" now, that means Romney is kicking old Baracks's butt.

The American people are so philosophically divided there cannot be any bi-partisanship. One party or the other needs to kick ass and put in their policies, just like Scott Walker, and take the heat from the other side.

You democrats might as well whine about the sun coming up. This is how it is in politics. The majority of the people are finally getting what has to be done. You democrats are living in the past.

June 6, 2012 at 12:55 p.m.
Easy123 said...

Timbo,

Do you live in Wisconsin? You are acting like the vote in Wisconsin is indicative of how the presidential election will go. You Republicans might as well boast about a victory in a state you will never go to and act as if it means something in the presidential race. Keep clinging to this false hope.

Wisconsin exit poll results show 17% of Walker supporters are also Obama supporters:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/06/06/wisconsin-exit-polls-obama-pretty-big.html

June 6, 2012 at 1:02 p.m.
joneses said...

These liberals are slapping each other now. Notice the libtards shouted "No" when Mayor Tom Barrett suggested that they need to work with Scott Walker. More proof that the dummycrtic party is the actual party of "No". These libtards only want it their way and no one else's as proven by this article. Obama continues to prove he will not work with anyone that does not agree with him 100%. either. Fellow conservatives, the libtards have chosen to go to war with us who still believe in America.

MILWAUKEE - It must have stung for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to call Gov. Scott Walker and concede defeat Tuesday night, but not nearly as much as the slap he got from a supporter angry over his concession speech. Shortly after 10 p.m. local time, Barrett took the stage at his election night rally in downtown Milwaukee. By then, networks had projected Walker as the winner of the recall race. "I just got off the phone with Gov. Walker and congratulated him on his victory tonight," Barrett said, prompting boos from the crowd. "We agreed that it is important for us to work together." "No!" shouted the crowd.

June 6, 2012 at 1:11 p.m.
timbo said...

Easy123....You missed the point again.. All the "polls", and I use the term loosely, showed the Walker recall as even or he was slightly ahead. It was 9 points. Again, 9 points. How could polls be that wrong?

Also, exit polls are notoriously suspect. A lot of people lie because they don't want to be looked at as a racist. In any event, Since the polls were by the usual suspects, I think that the Walker results basically show that the national polls are off just as much. Obama and his people are panicking. He will go negative to the max.

June 6, 2012 at 1:21 p.m.
Easy123 said...

Timbo,

You are a conspiracy theorist. You are rejecting poll results aka REALITY and replacing it with your own alternate version of the truth. Just because exit polls are suspect doesn't mean you can reject them all together and then infer something totally opposite. What proof do you have that the polls in Wisconsin have ANY bearing on the national polls? Do you not see how this is a ridiculous way to think? Rejecting reality and replacing it with your own.

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-wisconsin-exit-polls-show-obama-ahead-of-romney-20120605,0,6631221.story

June 6, 2012 at 1:25 p.m.
timbo said...

Easy123...This isn't court..it is a discussion. Your "proof" is always from some liberal source which to me means nothing.

My proof are the results of the Wisconsin recall. Polls say even and the result are 9 points. The polls were conducted by the same pollsters doing the national polls. Why would you think they are right about the national stuff and wrong about the Wisconsin election?

You are fond of calling everyone "ignorant" while showing your own ignorance, lack of political knowledge, and lack of common sense.

Your "knowledge" is just wishful thinking.

June 6, 2012 at 1:31 p.m.
joneses said...

Do not waste time presenting facts to easy123 as he finds facts very inconvenient for hm. he does not understand that one simple rule of facts is facts never change.

By the way Warren Buffet is now leaving Hussein Obama. Read the article from today below. it is interesting he is saying this right after Bill Clinton bailed on Hussein Obama when he saw the inevitable defeat of the socialist libtard Milwaukee Mayor Barnett by Governor Scott Walker. What these dummycrats are doing is posturing themselves for Hussein Obama's continued decline in popularity and the inevitable fall of his failed presendency. All this is coming out after the socialist, union, libtard, dummycratic party was defeated in Wisconsin.

Billionaire Warren Buffett may be the poster child for President Obama's tax plan, but the investment tycoon insists he is not a "card-carrying Democrat." "I support certain Republicans," Buffet told members of Washington, D.C.'s Economic Club Tuesday night. "Actually this year I gave money to a Republican congressman."

June 6, 2012 at 1:40 p.m.
Easy123 said...

TImbo,

So you are using polls as proof. And then dismissing the exit polls as proof for Obama's lead in Wisconsin. And the exit polls aren't from any "liberal" source. These sources are simply reporting the exit poll results in Wisconsin. And I never said the polls were wrong about the recall election, you are the one that said the exit polls were wrong. But once again, why should the recall election results have any bearing on the presidential race? Because republicans won a recall election in Wisconsin, you believe that Mitt Romney will win the presidential race? That makes very little sense.

You pick and choose the parts of the story that make you feel good about a Republican win and then dismiss the same polls which show that Obama is in the lead. Do you not understand that? Everything you said is you projecting everything you do on me. Because you are very ignorant of facts and you seem to lack the proper reasoning skills that any 12 year old would surely have.

Joneses,

What facts? Because you are accepting some polls while rejecting others. Who is rejecting the facts here?

And everything you just posted is propaganda. It's blatant misinformation and lies.

This is in that same article from ABC News:

"Buffett gave Rigell the maximum legal campaign donation of $2,500, although that’s substantially less than the $70,000 he has given to help re-elect President Obama over the past two years."

June 6, 2012 at 1:52 p.m.
timbo said...

Easy123.... Nothing is Easy as 123 with you... Again, the polls said one thing and the results were another. I give up. Your powers or logic are non-existent. You are wearing me out today. So long.

June 6, 2012 at 2 p.m.
Easy123 said...

Correct. The polls before the votes were tallied. The results are fine. Walker won. But why do you reject the EXIT POLLS. Those had nothing to do with the recall election. It was Obama v. Romney. And, according to the exit polls, Obama is ahead by a good margin. Why do you accept the polls for the recall election and not accept the exit polls which are taken right after the voters leave the polling station?

Maybe you just can't think hard enough. Get that hamster wheel turning!

June 6, 2012 at 2:07 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

One doesn't have to look too closely to notice that simple critical thinking skill are clearly "over the head" of people like timbo. In a post on another article about student loans I made reference to subisidies for big oil and timbo's inference that reducing the interest rate or forgiving the debts altogether would be tantamount to a "backdoor subsidy" for education. He told me that I was trying to change the subject by mentioning oil companies wich, he said, were not even written about in the article. However, the mention of oil companies and the subsidies given to them was there in black and white, plain as day, in the editorial, as a major part of one of the bills before Congress on the student loan issue.

Here, timbo does not even see the obvious meaning of this cartoon: that the Repubs are forcing Obama under, trying to drown him. He thinks they're trying to "pull him out." That's rich.

So that is the core of the problem that we must contend with: these ultra-conservative teabagging twits cannot even interpret the reality of something that is right before their very eyes. They skew and slant everything to see it just like they want to see it, and then they call liberals the sheeple, the deaf dumb and blind ones. Their own blindness is matched only by their obtuseness. It will take a miracle to shatter the dark cloud of unreason and backward thinking that they are hell-bent on keeping this country smothered in.

June 6, 2012 at 2:21 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

It's human nature to select polls that prove your POV. We all do it. Including you, easy.

June 6, 2012 at 2:24 p.m.
Easy123 said...

And what is wrong with that? There were no other exit poll results. These results do no come from "liberal" sources. Fox News didn't even report it (that should give you some indication that the exit poll results are very telling about Obama's lead). I didn't change anything or have to dig to see the results of those exit polls. And they show Obama in the lead. Please explain how that is, in any way, deceitful or wrong on my part.

Here are some more polls that would agree that Obama is leading Romney:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/us/general_election_romney_vs_obama-1171.html

June 6, 2012 at 2:29 p.m.
timbo said...

Rickaroo... First of all you mixing subjects here. Second, your right, I missed that analagy in the other Harry Austin article. I apologize.

As far as "critical" thinking, I might not be great but I am twice as good as you or any other liberal.

June 6, 2012 at 2:45 p.m.
Easy123 said...

If by "critical" thinking you mean concocting scenarios that blatantly ignore facts and arguing them to be true then, yes, you are the finest of "critical" thinkers.

June 6, 2012 at 3:27 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

timbo...apology accepted.

As for who has the better critical thinking skills, I like Easy's response on what seems to constitute critical thinking for you rad right wingers. According to that definition, I cheerfully submit that you definitely trump me in that department. You win, hands down.

June 6, 2012 at 3:49 p.m.
whatsnottaken said...

Who's Michael Moore?

June 6, 2012 at 4 p.m.
Salsa said...

They are just holding him down there so his administration cannot leak any more military secrets as they have been doing for the last few weeks.

June 6, 2012 at 4:14 p.m.
alprova said...

Timbo wrote: " Again, the polls said one thing and the results were another."

The polls had Scott leading by double digits up until this last week. On Monday, Barrett was still behind 3-4 percent. With any poll, regardless of the source and methodology, there is always a margin of error.

The end result was not that far off from what the polls predicted.

June 6, 2012 at 4:40 p.m.
alprova said...

Salsa wrote: "They are just holding him down there so his administration cannot leak any more military secrets as they have been doing for the last few weeks."

Don't you worry. The FBI is investigating the leaks and high ranking Democrats are fully endorsing the investigation into finding out who the guilty party is, including the President.

June 6, 2012 at 4:48 p.m.
joneses said...

easy123

The article I retrieved was off the Yahoo site and everyone knows how liberal Yahoo is. This is it.

Warren Buffett Is No 'Card-Carrying Democrat' By Amy Bingham | ABC OTUS News – 10 hrs ago

I think you are the one who altered an article to prove your point. You have been caught lying again. Have you no concept of the truth?

June 6, 2012 at 5:17 p.m.
Easy123 said...

http://news.yahoo.com/warren-buffett-no-card-carrying-democrat-110141669--abc-news-politics.html

Read that. Unless you are blind, you will notice that the 4th sentence from the top says:

"Buffett gave Rigell the maximum legal campaign donation of $2,500, although that's substantially less than the $70,000 he has given to help re-elect President Obama over the past two years."

I think you are the one that can't even read the article that you posted. You have been caught being an idiot again. Have you no concept of READING THE ARTICLE YOU POSTED? Or are you too dense and blinded by your Republican dogma to read things that speak contrary to your misinformation and overt attempts to alter the truth? And please, for the record, NAME A NON-LIBERAL SOURCE so that everyone on here can know what you believe to be a credible source.

June 6, 2012 at 5:27 p.m.

Actually I saw that one poll had it pretty close, though I don't know if they predicted the turn-out. Marquette University's as I recall. 52-45.

But if you want a nice billboard, try this one:

http://media.lasvegassun.com/media/pdfs/blogs/documents/2012/06/04/ccrp_billboard_002.JPG

June 6, 2012 at 6:07 p.m.
davisss13 said...

Republicans are amoral, degenerate scumbags who have betrayed We the People. They love Big Brother, megacorporations and worship the rich.

June 6, 2012 at 7:12 p.m.
skiiiii664 said...

Cute drawing Clay but a ridiculous message. Reminds me of Al Sharpton preaching that the white man is keeping down the black man. Obama has to look no further than the mirror to see who is keeping this country down. His mentality has spawned a "gimme mentality" among his groupies. Gimme a free house. Gimme free insurance. Gimme a welfare check. I don't wanna work...Gimme, Gimme, Gimme. We will look back on this era and realize how ridiculous it was.

June 6, 2012 at 8:02 p.m.
Easy123 said...

Smells like a hint racism from Skiiiiii.

June 6, 2012 at 8:08 p.m.
alprova said...

In Racine's 21st Senate District, Democrat John Lehman has won with a one percent margin, shifting the majority to the Democrats by one seat in the Senate.

Republican Senator Van Wanggaard has three business days to call for a recount, which will cost him $685 out-of-pocket, because the vote count difference is under 2%.

So, it wasn't a total win for the Republican Party in Wisconsin last night after all.

June 6, 2012 at 9:04 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

I'm sure You didn't like Herman Cain Easy. That makes you a racist. I'm sure you don't agree with Thomas Sowell either, that also makes you a racist. You probably don't like Sarah Palin as well, and that would make you part of the "war on women". You're off the charts with your racist crap. You really need a new gimmick. You wore the racist card out.

June 6, 2012 at 9:22 p.m.
Easy123 said...

I think I might have said that twice since I started posting on here.

Can you not see how that post could be seen as racist?

He implied that the statement by Al Sharpton was wrong and then goes on to imply that it's the other way around (a black man holding the white man down).

I liked Herman Cain. And Thomas Sowell is very intelligent and well written. Sarah Palin is a bimbo. But that doesn't mean I think all women are bimbos. But whatever you say.

June 6, 2012 at 9:26 p.m.
chatt_man said...

Easy - I have to ask you to explain how you get "then goes on to imply that it's the other way around (a black man holding the white man down") from his post.

I fail to see where the statement "His mentality has spawned a "gimme mentality" among his groupies. Gimme a free house. Gimme free insurance. Gimme a welfare check. I don't wanna work...Gimme, Gimme, Gimme", implies that it's blacks. That mentality is not common among only blacks. I happen to agree with the statement, and it has nothing to do with race.

June 6, 2012 at 9:49 p.m.
patriot1 said...

The razor thin margin by which the 21st district Senate seat in WI was won by the democrat means very little since the Senate will not be in session until after the election in November.....symbolic at best.

June 6, 2012 at 10:05 p.m.

Symbolic? Not entirely, since that changes the dynamics of the elections this fall.

But seriously, are we talking about Santorum's Blah people again?

June 6, 2012 at 10:11 p.m.
Easy123 said...

chattman,

"Obama has to look no further than the mirror to see who is keeping this country down."

This would seem to imply that race has something to do with it. Why would he bring up the Al Sharpton quote if it wasn't about race? I should also say that I did not say it was blatantly racist but it does seem like there is a racial undertone to the statements.

And can you please show me all these people that are asking for free houses, insurance, and welfare. You have to qualify for welfare. You can't just ask for it. While I do think that some people take advantage of government programs like food stamps, I also know that there are people in this country that desperately need those programs just to survive. But if you think government housing, going to the health department or a clinic for medical care, and welfare is something to be jealous of then go ahead. But I like to think that my taxes are going to less fortunate people that really do need help.

June 6, 2012 at 10:14 p.m.

You know who takes advantage of government programs?

Defense Contractors. That's why they want 600 billion more from Mitt Romney, and he's willing to give it to them!

June 6, 2012 at 10:18 p.m.
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