published Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Clint Eastwood

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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TOES02800 said...

The doom and gloom DNC will be a riot. Only liberals could celebrate a failed presidency. Make my day.

September 1, 2012 at 12:18 a.m.
blackwater48 said...

THERE'S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STUPID AND CRAZY

Not many people can ad-lib. Some comedians are pretty good, but not many actors come to mind. Oh, some get by on talk shows when they're promoting a movie.

Throughout this campaign the Romney team has stayed on course, message, and time. Putting Eastwood up there without knowing what he was going to say - apparently Clint didn't either - was stupid.

But what Clint did was NUTS.

September 1, 2012 at 12:19 a.m.
John_Proctor said...

"Go Ahead Punk. Make my Metamucil."

I know a lot of old guys who talk to empty chairs that they think have someone sitting in them.

September 1, 2012 at 12:26 a.m.
TOES02800 said...

So now the liberals hate the elderly as well as babies. Clay must have been abused as a baby by his granddad. First Obama rapes medicare, now clay has Clint in a padded cell. I think it's obvious to anyone the libs are waging a war on the elderly.

September 1, 2012 at 12:29 a.m.
TOES02800 said...

Yeah toiletwater#2, kinda reminds us of Joe Biden. What Clint did pales in comparison to Biden telling a wheelchair bound man to stand up.

September 1, 2012 at 12:31 a.m.
NGAdad said...

Eastwood is a distraction, a crazy one, yes.

Tom Friedman first on Charlie Rose.

Now Grover Norquist is selling that same old snake oil. More breaks for the mega rich, remove all assistance for the rest of us. There is a special place in hell for this guy. He is getting filthy rich by telling us the government should be killed and dismembered. He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, and will never feel the brunt of any policy that takes away from the rest of us.

September 1, 2012 at 12:43 a.m.
TOES02800 said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAUZFMHXbD8&feature=relmfu

This guy should be in a rubber room!

September 1, 2012 at 12:45 a.m.
bret said...

The Republicans have been running against an imaginary Obama for over 4 years. Last night, a confused 82-year old icon brought him out onto the stage.

Imaginary Obama has no birth certificate, raises taxes, bows to terrorists, crashes the stock market, has a potty-mouth and is a Muslim.

Real Obama has a verified birth certificate, cuts taxes, kills terrorists, balloons the stock market 5000 points, is eloquent and polite and is Christian.

I think I prefer the real Obama to the imaginary one.

September 1, 2012 at 12:51 a.m.
NGAdad said...

I went to the assisted living facility to see an old Democrat yesterday night. He needs no government aid, he is wealthy beyond most here ever dreamed. He can't talk due to health issues, still he and I communicate because we spent hours for years in his modest jewelry shop. He started with nothing, only a paycheck during his active duty in World War Two. He is for the President because he knows that not everyone has 'IT' that makes you an entrepreneur like him. He thinks that the rue against President Obama is all about prejudice. I trust this man completely, he's right.

September 1, 2012 at 12:54 a.m.
Easy123 said...

Clint Eastwood's little ad-lib was one of the most awkward and weird things I've ever seen on live television. I enjoy Eastwood's films and he is a grear actor but his speech last night was just strange.

Between the two, Romney was the better actor. :-)

September 1, 2012 at 12:54 a.m.
TOES02800 said...
September 1, 2012 at 12:56 a.m.
TOES02800 said...

I'll stick with Byrd for this. Why wasn't HE put in a straight jacket? It's BARBARIC!!! Another KKK liberal got a pass on senility. Rest in peace you old codger.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V95eGgZbrU

September 1, 2012 at 1:16 a.m.
alprova said...

bret, I think you wrote the most eloquent four paragraphs that have ever been written into this forum in all my years of reading what has been written in here.

Bravo!!

September 1, 2012 at 1:27 a.m.
TOES02800 said...

Christian? Prove it.

Balloons the stock market? With what specific policy? According to the latest liberal philosophy, presidents really have no control of the economy.

Kills terrorists? Yes! With policies that the Bush administration put in place. AND that Obama voted against or never voted at all on as senator.

Valid birth certificate? An internet image? With no official state seal? On non-official stationary? ok!

Cuts taxes? Maybe. But then raised them again five fold with Obamacare. So, maybe not.

Bravo!!

September 1, 2012 at 1:43 a.m.
TOES02800 said...

"Obama Will Have Made 7 Campaign Stops Before Visiting Where Hurricane Hit"

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-will-have-made-7-campaign-stops-visiting-where-hurricane-hit_651319.html

Where's the outrage?

September 1, 2012 at 1:47 a.m.
blackwater48 said...

YOU CAN'T DEFEND THE INDEFENSIBLE

Give it a rest, Toes. The Romney campaign screwed the pooch, made an unforced error, however you want to put it. They gave Clint five minutes. He kept mumbling and bumbling and stumbling for 15.

Why is that important? You probably don't know and don't care but I'll tell you anyway. All major networks began their one-hour convention coverage at 10:00 eastern.

That hour was timed out to the minute so that Romney would finish his speech, the crowd would cheer, balloons would fall from the rafters, and the Convention would wrap up in time for the local stations across the country to begin their coverage at the top of the hour. (11:00 Eastern, 10:00 Central, and so forth)

With Clint rambling past his allotted time Romney didn't finish speaking until 11:15 or so. The networks were under no obligation to run longer although they did, but Romney staffers know some of the independent voters they were trying to reach gave up and went to bed.

If you want to keep digging around in political trivia remember to include the 1924 democratic convention. That's the one where members of the KKK duked it out with delegates. And won. Yeah, the Klan was a big favorite of Democrats early in the last century. Until democrats saw the error of their ways, integrated the Army, integrated schools, and passed laws to ensure civil rights extended to all citizens / tax payers.

At which point the Klan found a new political party to call home.

September 1, 2012 at 1:58 a.m.
TOES02800 said...

NGAdad: Let's get this straight. An old man dislikes Obama, lock him up in a rubber room. An old man LIKES Obama and it's: "I trust this man completely, he's right". The obvious liberal bias is telling.

September 1, 2012 at 2:03 a.m.
bret said...

TOES, are you arguing that the stock market hasn't risen 5000 points under Obama? No, I didn't think so. I am just using wingnut logic. It happened under Obama so it must be because of something he did, right? Or does that just apply to bad things that happen?

Gas prices go up: "IT'S OBAMA'S FAULT!!!" Gas prices go down: Crickets

September 1, 2012 at 2:11 a.m.
Easy123 said...

Toes,

Nothing you say is factual. Why is that?

September 1, 2012 at 2:19 a.m.
TOES02800 said...

At any rate, not a very smart cartoon choice from a liberal that is hell bent on convincing seniors that the republicans are throwing gramdma over the cliff. This cartoon totally smacks of age discrimination. Clay's a hypocrite. Always was, always will be.

September 1, 2012 at 2:21 a.m.
TOES02800 said...

When gas prices were high under Bush, you dems wanted to hang him. Obama gets a free ride from you same dems. Why? What's "factual about bret's post easy? Nothing he says is carved in stone anywhere.

September 1, 2012 at 2:31 a.m.
alprova said...

Well Mr. TOES, perhaps that is because we are no longer living in the stone age, with the exception of yourself at the moment. You're grunting like a caveman.

September 1, 2012 at 2:53 a.m.
Easy123 said...

Toes,

"This cartoon totally smacks of age discrimination."

No, it doesn't. You're grasping at straws.

"Clay's a hypocrite. Always was, always will be."

You're a moron. Always have been, always will be.

"When gas prices were high under Bush, you dems wanted to hang him."

Who is "you dems"? Would you like to speak to someone specifically? Or just keep trying to argue against this strawman you've created?

"Obama gets a free ride from you same dems."

No, he doesn't. Gas prices will go down. And then they'll go up again. That's how it works. It's always been like that. Welcome to the real world, TOES!

"What's "factual about bret's post easy?"

Everything.

"Nothing he says is carved in stone anywhere."

Refer to alprova's witty post.

September 1, 2012 at 3:32 a.m.
LaughingBoy said...

I have quite an ego but I'm thankful it's not so large I need to give a title to my newspaper comments.

September 1, 2012 at 3:45 a.m.
jazzman said...

Eastwood provides some insight as to how the republican 'mind' works. Question and answer sessions with invisible people, .. becoming very pleased with themselves after they 'win' the debate. The chair representing republican 'policy'....empty.

September 1, 2012 at 4:06 a.m.
JohnnyRingo said...

Kudos Clay! Well said Bret... I can't believe I'm reading idiotic Republican talking points here. Is StormFront's website down?

September 1, 2012 at 4:11 a.m.
cactus said...

Everyone appreciated the humor in Clint's comedic performance, except democrats.

September 1, 2012 at 5:04 a.m.
MTJohn said...

cactus said..."Everyone appreciated the humor in Clint's comedic performance, except democrats."

...and Ann Romney.

September 1, 2012 at 6:13 a.m.
EaTn said...

Wouldn't it be hilarious if this turns out to be the most significant event of the RNC party. Satire comedy, even poor ones, tend to have more subliminal effects than imagined. I think Clint may have just punted the run-back kick that allowed Obama to score the winning touchdown.

September 1, 2012 at 6:31 a.m.
hambone said...

Eastwood was there to promote his latest movie.

The one where he plays a senile old man!

September 1, 2012 at 7:07 a.m.
EaTn said...

hambone said... "Eastwood was there to promote his latest movie." Maybe another bucket list-- with one of the items being to make a fool of the right-wingers using their own lies game.

September 1, 2012 at 7:26 a.m.
GameOn said...

Clay attended more schools than Sarah Palin and this is the best he can do? Clint struck a nerve with the left.

September 1, 2012 at 7:35 a.m.
EaTn said...

GameOn said..."Clint struck a nerve with the left. " Yeah, he hit our funny bone.

I noticed in one of the "empty chair" photos, a teleprompter in front of the imaginary Obama. Maybe Clint should have made better use of the teleprompter.

September 1, 2012 at 7:44 a.m.
alprova said...

I tuned in and watched the events live on Thursday.

When Clint Eastwood took to the podium I was quite impressed and was thinking that this was a great move by the RNC or perhaps Mitt Romney himself.

By the time he finished speaking, I was thinking how sad it was to see one of the last remaining icons of Hollywood stand in front of an entire nation -- a man who had so shockingly aged since the last time I saw him.

At the same time, I was even more saddened by the fleeting thought that his pitiful ad-lib performance would overshadow all the years that he had a hand in bringing some of the finest entertainment to people, probably around the world.

Regardless of the way one views the words he spoke, my fear is that this will become the last time Mr. Eastwood will be asked to appear in public to speak on behalf of someone ever again.

He will forever in my mind be one of Hollywoods greatest entertainers, but what saddens me the most, is the thought that Thursday night's performance will be all that some people will remember when his name crosses their minds, after he saddles up that horse for the last time and rides off into the sunset.

September 1, 2012 at 7:47 a.m.
joneses said...

I find this attack on senior citizens by the liberal puppet Clay Bennett disgusting. Clay Bennett and the rest of the liberal/democrats should be ashamed of themselves for the disrespect they are showing senior citizens, some of which are the greatest generation that ever lived and prospered in America. This is reprehensible and the fool Clay Bennett and the rest of you liberal/democrats have shown your true feelings and the hate you have for our senior citizens.

September 1, 2012 at 7:59 a.m.
dude_abides said...

Yes, we should all give Clint a break. Unlike that a$$hole Ryan, who was checking his watch and mumbling to his wife. What a pig.

September 1, 2012 at 8:28 a.m.
timbo said...

You liberal pieces of crap.......can't take a joke about the almighty Obama can you? What a bunch of hypocrites. We conservatives endure almost all of the so-called "comedians" savaging us constantly. You just say, " It's only a joke...what's wrong with you... Yea, right.

Eastwood was hilarious and he got the affect he wanted. He pissed off you imbeciles and I love it. Now everyone not only sees your wrong about every issue but your double standards have no limit.

The other day Obama said that if he was elected again that the Republicans would have to "go along" with his agenda.. Bull crap!!!

I just hope that both houses of congress and the president are conservatives and just maybe we will turn this thing around. If that stupid idiot Obama is elected by the rest of you sorry piss ants, then the conservatives should stall, say no, and wait until 2016. That is the right thing to do because you all are dangerous and a threat to this country's principles.

I can't wait until Charlotte...your convention will be a liberal circus. A cornucopia of stupidity and excess. Let's just see how Obama talks about his teen age years. Romney was a missionary helping others and Obama and his commie friends were sitting around smoking weed. There is no bigger contrast between these two men. Obama lack of character and the lack of any journalists looking into his sorry past show even more hypocrisy.

The only thing funnier than Clint is you piss ants having a cow and showing what a bunch of sorry hypocrites you really are.

That is a hell of a lot funnier than Bennett.

September 1, 2012 at 8:31 a.m.
alprova said...

Oh please Francis, even that diatribe of false, mock outrage is more than laughable coming from you, considering the number and frequency of disgusting attacks that you post on a daily basis.

September 1, 2012 at 8:32 a.m.
bluesky said...

The Joneses can spew out mindless disrepectful non-sense at the President and all the liberals but can't take it himself. What a coward.

September 1, 2012 at 8:35 a.m.
patriot1 said...

Looks as if "empty chair" had to redo his schedule and visit the gulf region region after all.

September 1, 2012 at 8:37 a.m.
jesse said...

You know Jonses has calmed down around here latly and at times seems almost rational and you start to see some merit in some of his posts AND THEN he goes postal ,starts bouncin off the walls and all the good thoughts you had about him go down the tube!! BUT Clint brought most of this down on hisownself! There comes a time in every ones life when you have to face up to the fact that there are things you can't do no -mo!

That WAS NOT Josie Wales on the podium,at all!!LOL!

September 1, 2012 at 8:42 a.m.
EaTn said...

timbo said... "You liberal pieces of crap.......can't take a joke about the almighty Obama can you?"

About the only folks I've noticed crying over this backfire are the right-wingers. We liberals think it was hilarious. The dnc needs to thank the rnc for saving them a couple million dollars in production and advertisement.

September 1, 2012 at 8:46 a.m.
mymy said...

66 Days to Go!

Oh, how easily it is to distract the sheep.

Any subject other than Obama’s record. It’s still the economy/job/the future of this country is at stake!

September 1, 2012 at 8:47 a.m.
carlB said...

The empty chair could easily have been some of the people on this blog.

The voters need/have to be smarter than the Republicans want them to be. The Republicans have based their entire campaign on getting back into "power" on "biased" opinions against President Obama, with their planned obstructions to cause his failure and then lying about the good that Obama has done to stabilize the 2007 deep recession to keep this Republic out of another great depression. The Voters should be aware of all the the unfinished crisis conditions that had to be addressed when President Obama was elected and was sworn in. The Republicans' are continuing on with their "grand scheme" of misconception on the voters. The great mystery is, why are the voters willing to buy into the well concieved plan of obstruction and the lies by the opponents of Obama? Especially when this Republic was on the verge of another great depression before President Obama was even elected? http://www.nationalmemo.com/the-big-lie-of-the-day-fabricating-a-failed-obama-presidency/

September 1, 2012 at 8:47 a.m.
timbo said...

EaTn...yea, I can tell you guys are so glad.....give me a break. It is over..the American people have seen a good competent man (Romney) versus a lying, socialist, less than average mouth piece for crazy liberal ideals.

Get used to saying ....President Romney...President Romney....

You know, the dumbest thing that has ever walked the earth is a liberal who thinks he is smarter than everyone else. Deja Vu.."The Idiocracy..."

September 1, 2012 at 8:52 a.m.
alprova said...

Gee Timbo, for someone railing about how ticked off we Liberals are alleged to be, your entire post seems to be the only one I've read this morning that seems to be dripping great big droplets of anger.

I've read nowhere of anyone, much less any Liberal, who was upset by what Clint Eastwood said. As a matter of fact, during a conversation with two very die-hard Republican friends of mine yesterday, they were more critical of the man than I was.

They thought his performance was extremely weak, that it bordered on being crude a couple of times, and both men cited the fact that Mr. Eastwood spoke for seven more minutes than he was supposed to have, which was something I failed to pick up on myself.

I've since read that he had indeed exceeded the time that was set aside for him to speak.

I don't think that anyone who watched him speak was unaware that what he was attempting to relate was intended to be humorous in nature, but it didn't quite come off as intended, and that observation is one that has bi-partisan support.

September 1, 2012 at 8:54 a.m.
alprova said...

mymy wrote: "66 Days to Go!"

"Oh, how easily it is to distract the sheep."

"Any subject other than Obama’s record. It’s still the economy/job/the future of this country is at stake!"

Polly want a cracker?

September 1, 2012 at 8:57 a.m.
jesse said...

HEY CARL!!

If the repubs. had had half a brain and put someone up who had walking around sense he would have been a shoo in!! No matter your party affiliatinn or your political ideals Obama has FAILED!That's the bottom line and unless you live in the clouds it's obviously apparent!The only thing saving Obama's ass is the fact that Romney is even worse!(maybe)(We will know 4 years from now!!)

September 1, 2012 at 8:59 a.m.
alprova said...

Timbo wrote: "Get used to saying ....President Romney...President Romney...."

Well...everyone certainly is entitled to their dreams.

September 1, 2012 at 8:59 a.m.
mymy said...

Clint Eastwood gave the "lame stream media" a wedgy. A Hollywood icon, not only came out in favor of Mitt Romney, but poked fun at their Messiah in the proccess. How dare he? One thing did not say, but could have said about the Obama Administration, " Round em Up and Head em Out - Rawhide"

September 1, 2012 at 9:02 a.m.
LibDem said...

Both parties know Hollywood star power will win this election. I hope we can get Charlie Sheen or Ronald Reagan.

September 1, 2012 at 9:02 a.m.
moon4kat said...

Jazzman and Bret, great posts. Thanks.
It's true, the GOP is running against wholly imaginary opponents. Rabid Republicans are desperate to lure America into their Ayn Rand fantasy world, along with fanatics like Toes and Joneses.
Unfortunately, too many of our fellow citizens are mono-maniacal, paranoid and/or ill-informed. President Obama isn't perfect, but he's certainly not the caricature drawn by deceitful, mean-spirited Republicans. Republicans can't win with the truth, so they just make up ugly lies and sell them to the hopelessly ignorant and gullible.

September 1, 2012 at 9:11 a.m.
mymy said...

Alpo: You made my day! Expect another wedgie (65 days) tomorrow.

September 1, 2012 at 9:20 a.m.
alprova said...

mymy wrote: "Expect another wedgie (65 days) tomorrow."

Is that what you call what you leave in lumps at the bottom of your cage?

September 1, 2012 at 9:36 a.m.
mymy said...

This election will decide what America will be.

“New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday in Tampa, “I don’t want my children and grandchildren to have to read in a history book what it was like to live in an American century.” This is an accurate summary of the stakes of the 2012 election. Voters in November won’t simply determine who will lead the country for the next four years. It’s a choice between two fundamentally different future countries.”

Read more: EDITORIAL: Obama's diminished nation - Washington Times

September 1, 2012 at 9:42 a.m.
mymy said...

Many months and many nasty misleading speeches and ads from the Obama Campaign to define Romney made my blood boil. I knew he was the man with the skills to lead this country. I knew that in ’08 when I voted for him over McCain. I also knew he was a good and decent man who has been successful in his personal life not just professional life. I did not have to hear stories like below to know that. He has the right attitude and love for this country Obama doesn’t have. I don’t want Obama’s America (a diminished nation) in 2016! The movie” The Hope and The Change: speaks volumes from the mouths of those who were fooled in 2008. I was not fooled in 2008, but many were. The question is now many will be fooled the second time around? 66 Day and we will know!

September 1, 2012 at 10:24 a.m.
jesse said...

MY MY! this election ain't gonna decide nuttin except what party is in control next cycle! 2012 is down the tube!! You better hope GOD RISES next term because thats what it will take after either one of these jerks spend 4 years in the W.H.

September 1, 2012 at 10:32 a.m.
fairmon said...

GWB had 9/11 early in his administration. Obama had the fall out of the Fannie and Freddie economy. Neither has been forgiven for not pulling off a miracle. But, did they really fail? How short the memory of most Americans.

Eastwood will have no affect on the election. Actually I thought it was a good change of pace. Politicians can't literally do that to themselves but most succeed figuratively speaking with Obama getting it from Biden as well.

Congress loves to help heap it on the president or a candidate while they keep screwing things up and failing to meet their obligation to be fiscally responsible. They keep pandering and buying votes. An analogy is that if congress was a woman she would be the most active whore around, she just can't say no, especially if money is involved.

I can't stand George Soros but tend to agree with his opinion that it really doesn't matter who is elected the end result will be the same.

September 1, 2012 at 10:36 a.m.
fairmon said...

I can't tell if the character in today's toon is Eastwood or Biden.

September 1, 2012 at 10:38 a.m.
mymy said...

jesse: Disagree. You are totally confused to say the lease. Got to make a decision about the direction this country is going to go. Obama's direction is wrong!

September 1, 2012 at 10:39 a.m.
MickeyRat said...

Oh TOES02800, Your1:47 a.m post is indeed a gem. A veritable black hole of greasy sanctimoniousness.

The always dispassionate and disconnected Mittens, in an effort to locate his tax returns and look like a human rushed to Louisiana and wound up speaking with a local resident who LOST HER HOME in Isaac's flooding.

Romney said, “Go home and call 211." That's a public service number offered in many states.

Upon his hasty exit he was overheard saying to Bobby Jindal "Is that her summer home?"

FAIL!!

Oh the irony!!

September 1, 2012 at 10:39 a.m.
mymy said...

"As you all probably know by now, as of this morning, President Obama had no scheduled plans to visit Louisiana -- the state hit hardest by Hurricane Isaac. That is, until newly minted GOP nominee Mitt Romney announced immediately after his convention that he would visit the storm-ravaged area. Romney's there now as I write this and not long after his trip was announced, liked a jilted suitor on the chase, President Obama announced he would squeeze in some time for a similar visit."

"Obama obviously didn’t care about visiting Louisiana because it can do nothing to help his reelection bid. Obama is nothing if not mercenary when it comes to holding on to power, so why visit a state stupid, racist, and misguided enough to give Romney all of its electoral votes."

"But as he's done for the last 20 days; today, Romney out-flanked Obama, announced his visit, and forced Obama into a defensive crouch where he had to change his selfish plans."

"Bottom line: This morning, 8/31, Mitt Romney led and President Empty Chair was forced to follow."

"And it's a beautiful thing."

"But why doesn’t Obama visit right away? Today? There's no doubt a presidential visit would put a spotlight on the disaster, which in turn would likely boost donations to the Red Cross when those donations are needed most."

"Answer: You remember that whole mercenary thing I mentioned earlier about Obama? Here's the president's schedule as of now -- here's a look at President FailureTeleprompter's priorities during and after a storm the took lives:"

"Tuesday 8/28: “Obama To Discuss Cost Of Education During Fort Collins Visit At CSU”

Tuesday 8/28: “Obama Reaches Out To Students In Ames [IA].”

Wednesday: 8/29: “In Charlottesville [VA], Obama Makes Appeal To Young Voters.”

Friday 8/31: “Texas Bound” -- To be fair to the president, this is an official visit with the troops marking the two-year anniversary of the end of the war in Iraq. How fortunate for Obama this opportunity arises to play Commander-in-Chief the very day after the close of the GOP convention.

Saturday 9/1: Iowa again for a campaign stop.

Sunday 9/2: Campaign stop in Colorado.

Monday 9/3: Campaign event in Ohio.

Until FINALLY…."

“According To White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, The President Canceled A Campaign Trip To Cleveland, Ohio In Order To Make The Gulf Coast Visit. He Will Travel From Toledo, Ohio To Louisiana.” -- “Obama Alters Campaign Trip To Travel To Hurricane Zone.”

"You sure you can make the time, Mr. President? We don't want to get in the way of your quest to rain four more years of damage on this country, or anything. And I hear the golfing is pretty sweet in Michigan this time of year."

"By the way, Romney was scheduled to visit the crucial swing state of Virginia today and instead chose to burn a crucial campaign day in a state he's sure to win."

That's leadership.

September 1, 2012 at 10:49 a.m.
mymy said...

Another B that has to go! Obama's secret weapon. Bernanke signals Fed ready to act. This is what the market wants. It will probably gain and dummies will think Obama did it and is great when just the opposite is true.

September 1, 2012 at 11:06 a.m.
fairmon said...

Both Obama and Romney are obviously educated and intelligent. The key is who they select to surround them and manage various aspects of the government. It is bigger than our imaginations can grasp. People tend to think their personal issue and interest is all the government needs to pay attention to. Some people think the president should know about and have an opinion on any event that gets a local news headline. Typically too many cabinet members or others in key postions are not experienced in the area of their assigned responsibility or in managing anything. Most government budgets are built by the "we spent this last year" so it needs to be increased by a percentage plus some one time items that never go away but become part of the base.

It would be interesting to have a law stating any member of congress spending more than the revenue or creating a deficit or debt during their term would not be eligible to run again at the end of their current term.

September 1, 2012 at 11:09 a.m.
carlB said...

jesse said... HEY CARL!! Obama has FAILED!

Reply: jesse, Where has Obama completely failed by not "fixing" every crisis issue as compared to what the conditions would be if McCain and Palin had been elected? We had better be glad and grateful for what President Obama and his administration has done to prevent another great depression. He has shown the needed leadership for dealing with all of the other unfinished issues/conditions that were occurring when he took the office. Has he been without faults or mistakes in dealing with the fiasco created by the unseen and unheard of "ghost" of the last administration? No! But he has done a damn good job of stabilizing the effects of the 2007 deep recession, even when his enemies have declared war against him in doing him harm to anything he has tried to do for getting the Recovery of this Republic Now, will the voters decide to put the Republicans and the other anti Obama people back in "power" so that they can continue with their objectives, ideologies against the freedom of the people and their agendas of destroying the balance between the middle class tax base and the 1 - 2%?

September 1, 2012 at 12:04 p.m.
jesse said...

Carl! i am looking for" succeses"can't find a one! no time too list the fails! Obama has been a miserable loser and if ANYONE other than Romney were his opponent there would be a lot less angst on my part in voting for him!!

September 1, 2012 at 12:12 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

In response to jesse's comment:

Anyone who refuses to acknowledge the severity and tenacity of the Republicans' obstructionism is not really intent on looking honestly and objectively at the situation. To make the comment that Obama has been a "misearable loser" and not even mention the extent to which the Republicans have dogged him, dissed him, and voted ONE HUNDRED PERCENT against him on practically every bit of legislatioan he has proposed...well, you are not nearly the independent you claim to be. You are judging Obama as unfairly and with as much hatred as any teabagger or right-wing nut job.

CarlB, you are exactly right. The fact that Obama has kept us from sinking any deeper into recession and avoided a full blown depression, especially considering the road blocks the Republicans have set before him every step of the way, he deserves credit for that alone. I am not a huge fan of Obama myself - he certainly has his faults. But he is not the evil socialist/marxist/communist/satan that his haters make him out to be - not even close. And anybody who jumps on that Obama-is-always-wrong bandwagon is just making a fool of themselves.

September 1, 2012 at 12:43 p.m.
jesse said...

Alprova at 7;47! Well said! i may have to cut you some slack in the future! BUT don't put it in the bank!!LOL! It IS sad to watch the ravages of time on the icons in your life! We want to think they are timeless BUT that just ain't the way things are!!

September 1, 2012 at 12:52 p.m.
jazzman said...

re: tu_quoque

'He has ordered the military to ambush terrorist along with any civilians standing within blast radius so he can count them as well.'

A moment of revelation for a right-winger,..... Obama ordered the military to go after terrorists. Careful, .. the 'republican/right-wing/conservative thought police might be visiting you soon for admitting that.

September 1, 2012 at 1:10 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

Poor ol' Clint. What a bumbling idiot he was. I know the brain-dead teabagging crowd hung on his every stuttered, stammered word, and they whooped it up and had a grand old time while he engaged himself in his imaginary conversation with his imaginary Obama. But the whole scenario was pathetic and it was a perfect example of how the Repubs and the teabaggers have treated Obama all along - as someone imaginary. They have never given the real Obama a chance because they have made up some ridiculous caricature of a president that is not even close to being the person he really is.

Bret, your 12:51 am post was right on the mark. The right wing has created some outlandish imaginary character that, if that person really existed, even I would hate him. But anyone with an ounce of objectivity knows that he is not the evil, anti-American, free-market-hating, freedom-hating, success-hating Marxist that they constantly portray him to be. They seem to enjoy their hatred of him so much that they're willing to cling to their delusions just so they can keep feeding their hatred.

As for Clint...he has made some great movies in his past, both in front of and behind the camera, and I respect him for that. But to see him sinking to the depths of the cess pool like the other teabagging goons was just too much to bear.

September 1, 2012 at 1:13 p.m.
jesse said...

Rickaroo, somewhere down the road you are gonna realise just what an ass you really are!On that day i wish you well!untill that goes down you just need to vanish! You keep hangin around here and actually have a THOUGHT it's prob. gonna put you into a coma you will never come out of!!

September 1, 2012 at 1:24 p.m.
tipper said...

Getting back to the subject of the cartoon (if that's at all possible)...I love Clint Eastwood's movies, but he needs to keep his day job.

September 1, 2012 at 1:36 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

The always cool-headed, independent, both-sides-are-wrong-and-I-am-right jesse hath spoken. If you think I give a rat's ass what you think of me, sir, think again.

September 1, 2012 at 1:39 p.m.
jazzman said...

mymy

re: Willard's visit to Louisiana

Willard did stop by for a visit., and a few photos., it was 'very impressive'.

While Willard & Co. were making speeches, lying, and guests were talking to invisible people sitting in empty chairs, the Pres. was issuing orders to assist Louisiana and the rest of the Gulf Coast, with relief efforts.

re: 'Teleprompter's priorities'

Did you happen to notice those two clear, sort of 'square' looking things in front of the podium during the speeches at the RNC convention ?

Did you know that Palin read from a teleprompter as well as developing the 'hand teleprompter' ?

September 1, 2012 at 1:40 p.m.
jesse said...

Rick!!THAT EXACTLY WHAT I WAS EXPECTIN!!Thank you!!

September 1, 2012 at 1:50 p.m.
carlB said...

jesse said... Carl! i am looking for" succeses"can't find a one! no time too list the fails! Obama has been a miserable loser and if ANYONE other than Romney were his opponent there would be a lot less angst on my part in voting for him!

Reply to jesse: jesse, You might have a judgment problem on what you expected Obama to do. First off, what sudden miracles did you expect the President to make happen under the crisis conditions and the planned opposition that he had, without the Republicans working with him for the good of this Republic? The dislike for President Obama appears to against the wrong people/persons? Like I said, the "Ghost" of the eight years of the last administration has not "come clean" after making the statement of "if he had not borrowed the $700 Billion Dollars of TARP money the world would have fallen into another world great depression." Then it was Obama's turn to get the US/world out of the effects of the 2007 deep recession. So what did you want Obama to do for preventing another great depression?

September 1, 2012 at 2:36 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

Now on to the DNC!! It'll be interesting to see how the democrats party down and rally around denigrating the elderly, legalized killing of babies, male on male anal sex, taxing the middle class, taxing anyone above middle class, 8.3% unemployment, 24 million people out of work, cutting medicare of almost a $1 trillion, a $16 trillion debt, 50 million food stampers..etc.......WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOO!!! It's party time in Charlotte!!

September 1, 2012 at 2:36 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

carl: We wanted Obama to do what he promised to do. He's done none of it. "Lower the deficit by half". That would have been a good start. Concentrating on jobs rather than spending half of his term shoving Obamacare down our throats(which most people don't want anyway). That's what he said he would do. He said he would have a "laser like focus" on jobs. All we got was a "laser like focus" on Obamacare. His "jobs panel" hasn't met for seven months. Is that really even trying?

September 1, 2012 at 2:45 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

OOPS!! This liberal lets it slip!

September 1, 2012 at 3:09 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

Obama throws granny off the cliff

September 1, 2012 at 3:15 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

Obama Caught Lying At Press Conference "Epic Fail"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJn9zaqQXA8

Another lie.

September 1, 2012 at 3:35 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

Former Dem. Hill Staffer and Obama Admin. Official Accused of Drugging and Sexually Assaulting Women

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/former-dem-hill-staffer-and-obama-admin-official-accused-sexual-assault_651409.html

September 1, 2012 at 3:39 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Two front war now for Dems. WOB (war on babies) and WOOF (war on old folks). The party of hate.

September 1, 2012 at 3:57 p.m.
Easy123 said...

JackTroll,

It's always a war on intelligence with you, Troll.

Keep reaching.

"WOB (war on babies)"

Wanting women to have the right to choose isn't a war on babies.

"WOOF (war on old folks)"

Calling Clint Eastwood's ad-lib speech crazy isn't a war on old folks.

"The party of hate."

Is this the GOP's new platform slogan?

Would you like to try again? You're constantly grasping at straws. Doesn't it get tiresome? :-)

September 1, 2012 at 4:27 p.m.
miraweb said...

The poorly-executed exile of Ron Paul and the odd performance of Clint Eastwood really made me wonder.

If Mitt so poorly handled his own nominating shin-dig, just how well is he going to do with a cranky Congress? Senate Democrats will look positively friendly compared to the Tea Party House.

I've seen CEOs who think managing a company means hiring a gaggle of VPs and then firing people until something positive happens. That doesn't work when you can't fire the Congress. I hope Mitt has another trick in his bag.

September 1, 2012 at 5:08 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

Mira STILL obsessed with Ron Paul. And you had such high hopes of Ron Paul sucking votes away from Romney.

I wonder if libs like easy would give murder victims families the "right to choose" whether or not to execute the murderer.

September 1, 2012 at 9:39 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

Democratic National Convention to leave hundreds homeless

http://rt.com/usa/news/national-convention-families-displaced-763/

The dems have obviously concluded that the homeless don't vote.

September 1, 2012 at 9:51 p.m.
TOES02800 said...
September 1, 2012 at 10:02 p.m.
Easy123 said...

Toes,

"I wonder if libs like easy would give murder victims families the "right to choose" whether or not to execute the murderer."

I wonder if you're pro-life AND pro-death penalty. Do you use the 10 Commandments as your moral compass as well? What a moral conundrum!

September 1, 2012 at 11:22 p.m.
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