Lazy Sunday Reading Round Up

Well, it’s been a fun Sunday dropping comments that inevitably produce inchoate rage in Obamacrats, via articles around the internet. Sadly, I have to finish my last round of grading for the summer semester, but maybe readers would like to help induce panic in Obamacrats? Every little bit helps, you know. Here’s what I’ve been reading.

Romney vows 12 million new jobs in first term:

“That’s what happens in a normal process when you come out the recession we’ve had. You should see that kind of job creation. We should be seeing two-, three-, four hundred thousand jobs per month to gain much of what’s been lost that’s what normally happens after a recession,” Romney said in an interview with Gloria Borger in Indiana that aired Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“But under this president we have not seen that kind of pattern,” Romney said. “We’ve been bumping along with barely enough jobs to hold the unemployment rate about the same, above 8 percent, 42 months like that.”

Barack Obama Runs On Empty And Toward Defeat:

The social experiment that was Barack Obama’s election and presidency is over. Way over.

As one who was born in the heart of Boston and worked the political world of Washington for 20 years, I know quite a few Democrats. Some are family, and many are close friends. Most voted for Obama in 2008. None at this point is inclined to vote for him in 2012.

Why? Because they view him as an abject failure across the board and have decided to put the welfare of their families and themselves before the empty rhetoric of the Obama campaign before it’s too late.

The Two-Dimensional Barack Obama:

Watching the Olympics from Southern California, where I live, I saw my first ad on behalf of Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. Titled “The Choice,” it is a rubber-mallet contrast spot, with the president speaking directly to the camera.

What I took away from it was how, in just four years, Obama’s famously cool demeanor now comes across as flat — just like the U.S. economy. That is not a coincidence, but it explains why his message seems so hollow.


Most disquieting, even to some of Obama’s 2008 supporters, has been just how ordinary a politician he’s become. Far from the passionate, lofty rhetoric and mesmerizing oratory of four years ago, his words have become thoroughly two-dimensional.

Bill Clinton Becomes Touchstone in 2012 Presidential Campaign:

In a new ad that is a highlight reel of Romney’s business career and his success with the 2002 Olympics, Clinton’s remark of some weeks ago—saying Romney had a “sterling business career”—remains on the screen throughout. Romney is trying to appeal to white working-class Democrats skeptical of Obama who voted for Hillary Clinton in the primaries.

Btw, we’re up to 168 likes on the Romney Democrats FB page in just three short weeks. 🙂

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35 Responses to Lazy Sunday Reading Round Up

  1. myiq2xu says:

    One of the biggest ironies of this campaign is it was Mitt Romney that made Obama start giving Bill the credit he deserves.

  2. I am done grading!!!!! Woohoo! I’m off for the next two weeks. So happy about that!

  3. DeniseVB says:

    Just flagged another idiot on RD. He left a snotty comment, but check out his page, disturbing to say the least.

  4. HELENK says:

    does it seem like a really strange campaign by the backtrack bunch??

    to the business owners “you didn’t build that”

    to the religious leaders ” don’t care about your beliefs just pay for the insurance”

    To the military ” just get out there and fight but your vote won’t count”

    to those who have a job ” just pay more taxes to carry those who do not want to work”

    to those who do not have a job ” you are not going to find a job anytime soon I am to busy to meet the jobs counsel

    to those who worry about our standing in the world, give me 4 more years and I can enable our enemies and insult our allies just a little bit more

    To union members ” just give me your money but I am going to hold a convention in a right to work state

    To non-union members ” your taxes will go to inflate and protect union no show jobs”

    But I want your vote

  5. DeniseVB says:

    Has Sarah been blamed for the Sikh Temple shooting yet ? 6 dead, so sad 😦

  6. foxyladi14 says:

    I am one of likes on R.D. 🙂

  7. foxyladi14 says:

    And share them on my page too. 🙂

  8. myiq2xu says:

    Chick-Fil-A Is Actually Popular: How Social Media Distorts Your View of The World

    Despite an inescapable torrent of opposition from popular tech blogs, Twitter users, and city mayors against Chick-fil-A, the self-avowed anti-gay marriage restaurant enjoyed record-breaking sales yesterday. Had I just gazed the world through my Twitter feed, I would think Chick-fil-A was on the verge of bankruptcy…and also that Ron Paul was president, gay marriage was legal, and President Obama didn’t have a decent chance of losing the election.


    1. Young people, who often dominate social media, have a bigger bark than bite: If no one under the age of 30 had voted for Obama in ’08, he still would have won every state but two. In other words, young people don’t vote in significant numbers. And, the duel protests between conservatives and liberals at Chick-fil-A are a perfect representation of this problem: conservatives vowed to eat at the restaurant on August 1st and liberals are staging a “Same Sex Kissing Day” 2 days later. Kissing Day will get attention (and probably be more entertaining), but Chick-fil-A will still be too busy counting cash from August 1st to notice. Even if Twitter’s tool accurately reflected popular belief, it wouldn’t reflect popular action.

    I disagree with this argument:

    2. Conservatives Are likely late tech adopters: Liberals are likely more influential on Twitter, in part, because conservatives are late technology adopters. The same psychological tendencies that scare many Republicans away from social change also affect their willingness to try out new communication tools. Social media political trailblazers have almost universally been Democrats: Howard Dean pioneered online fundraising, Obama popularized online coordination, and The Huffington Post (owned by TechCrunch parent company, Aol) was an early adopter of reader-generated blogging. It’s true that some conservatives, such as Congressman Darrell Issa, are e-government pioneers. But, in aggregate, the risk-aversion associated with conservative beliefs bleeds into their technology prowess.

    Older people tend to be slower at adopting new technologies. Not because we are slower but because young people have no established patterns like we do. They naturally accept the latest technologies – everything is new to them anyway. They don’t have to change. My mom still uses email as her primary means of online communication. She uses Facebook but she doesn’t use Twitter at all.

    Older people tend to be more conservative as well.

  9. cj says:

    The second article is outstanding, although calling Obamamania a social experiment is far too kind.

    Just anecdotally, not one of the Dems I know among family, friends & aquaintences is planning to vote for BO. If they are, they’re too embarrassed to admit it. Even former BOTs can’t stand him. It’s either write in, 3rd party or stay home altogether. Unfortunately, I’m the only one who’s willing to consider Romney, but since neither AZ, CT or CA are swing states, it shouldn’t really matter.

    • myiq2xu says:

      In 2008, Obama was an unformed piece of pottery clay molded into shape by his own false rhetoric combined with a media narrative that sought to canonize him in anticipation of having his face carved into Mount Rushmore.

      Today, in 2012, Barack Obama stands on his own — an unqualified man who did not have the gifts to grow into the presidency.

      Nobody is talking about Mount Rushmore these days.

    • People keep saying they about “firm” states, completely forgetting about the elections that were map-changers, like 1980 and 1984, for example. Even 1996 to some extent, as parts of the midwest started to shift. People have got to get out of such thinking, letting the press decide for them what’s feasible and what’s not. How can we break through to those folks, CJ? Folks like your relatives?

      • cj says:

        I wish I knew Lola. I only told a handful of family that I was voting for McCain, and I’m still catching hell for that. I think the tribal tendency for multigenerational Dems, especially back east, can only be broken if they’ve suffered a personal negative impact from Obama’s policies.

        There’s only so far I can go with them before they turn on me. Srsly.

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