Grab some pine, meat!


Every president inherits challenges. Few have faced so many. Four years later, our enemies have been brought to justice. Our heroes are coming home. Assembly lines are humming again. There are still challenges to meet, children to educate, a middle class to rebuild โ€” but the last thing we should do is turn back now.


Well boo-fucking-hoo! What a WATB!

Some jobs aren’t graded on the curve. You want to be a sports hero? It’s not about stats. Go out and win championships. Don’t whine about how tough the competition is, lead your team to victory over a better team.

It’s not enough to have potential. What you do during practice doesn’t count. They don’t give out trophies just for showing up and there are no A’s for effort.

Nobody said it would be fair or even fun. You were hired to fix the problem, not the blame.

You failed.

In the immortal words of Mike Krukow, “Grab some pine, meat!”


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105 Responses to Grab some pine, meat!

  1. angienc says:

    I despise the fact that he pretends as if someone died & he just became POTUS –like the long lost relations whom no one knew was next in line to the throne until the King died, etc. He not only asked for the job, he lied, cheated & stole (literally) for it.

    And plenty of Presidents have faced more challenges — Washington didn’t even know if the would “united states; peaceful transfer of power” thing would even work — hell, the first 5 presidents had the same challenges. And what about Lincoln? Or FDR. For the love of God Reagan had bigger challenges — and you know what all 43 before Obama did much, much better jobs than he has, with the possible exception of James Garfield who died 3 months after being sworn in.

    And yeah, I’m saying Nixon *and* Carter were better than Obama.

    • angienc says:

      *should have been “if the whole ‘united states; peaceful transfer of power’ thing would even work”

      • myiq2xu says:

        Let’s not forget that Obama did not run as a caretaker, his campaign was based on the idea that he was a once-in-a-millennium historic game-changer.

        He set the expectations that he failed to live up to.

    • swanspirit says:

      I see Morgan Freeman is still doing fiction .

    • swanspirit says:

      Angie , I have been screaming this since the first time he used the term inherited . No one inherits anything in this government .He campaigned ,lied , cheated , stole and maybe killed ; and definitely threatened some and destroyed others to get the job .He certainly has not has the most difficult task , by any stretch. He loves playing the victim . po me , presidentin is hard lying bastard hypocrite

    • carol haka says:

      George W did 4 gazillion times better. He saved my son’s life and I will forever grateful. I just hope the asshole is done in 23 days. I will march in the streets if the assholes that support him think they can intimidate us after the election. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Same as it ever was ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  3. yttik says:

    “Every president inherits challenges. Few have faced so many.”

    Mr. Freeman, if you think President Obama has faced challenges, you should see what those of us who have had to have him as a president have faced.

    I’m getting a bit tired of making sacrifices so other people can live out their Obama fantasy. Maybe you could take him to Hollywood and let him play a pretend president?

  4. HELENK says:

    things I learned in life

    if you can not do the job BID OUT

    LEAD – FOLLOW – OR GET OUT OF THE WAY

    or lines in a movie

    THERE’S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL

  5. myiq2xu says:

    I might have more sympathy for Obama if he didn’t work short days, skip briefings and spend so much time campaigning, raising money, giving speeches, golfing and vacationing.

    You can get away with skipping practice if you win.

  6. wmcb says:

  7. What a farking full-blown dweeb. Andrew Johnson & Ulysses S. Grant faced challenges. So did Truman. Obama did not. And while Geo. W. did a lot of bad, stupid shit, half the problems Obama faced were of his own party’s making. FFS.

  8. yttik says:

    “Every president inherits challenges. Few have faced so many…….”

    You know, when I think about it, I can’t think of a single President that has had it as EASY as President Obama? He’s had a complicit and cooperative media, adoring fans, unlimited access to spending, and a Dem congress to start with. Compare him to Clinton who had to deal with hostile Republicans, an aggressive press, and impeachment. Bush Jr had to deal with 9/11, an aggressive press, scandal, protesters. Bush Sr was thrown out after one term and he vomited all over at a state dinner! Even Carter had some real challenges to deal with hostages, gas shortages. Nixon had to resign in disgrace. Reagan got shot.

    • cj says:

      And he had Pelosi & Reid writing his “landmark” legislation for him, & Valjar, Hillary and who the hell knows who else, making decisions for him. Challenges my ass. Whatever challenges this WH has faced, it wasn’t Barack Obama who lost any sleep over them.

  9. carol haka says:

    My lover Trey Gowdy just said he wants rice and clinton!! Serve it up and get it over with. Sean Smith’s mother was so sad on Judge Jeaneen. She was a single Mother and Sean is her only Son. She didn’t even get to see his body. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ there is drone video the last hour of the attack.

    • HELENK says:

      I watched Patricia Smith and felt both sad and angry for her.
      She and the other families of those killed in Benghazi and this country deserve straight answers.
      One thing she said that she was only guessing about was, since he was the information officer that he stayed to destroy classified information and he was the first killed

      • swanspirit says:

        My son’s name is Shawn .It easily could have been him , and since he was over there for so very long, every time a child is lost , I feel it . I know if that were my son I would be moving heaven and earth to get answers. These men are ALL our children , and we ALL deserve answers.

        • incomprehensibly sad. that poor poor mother. You are so right swanspirit — they can lie about the deficit and how many jobs they’re gonna make and how many police they’re gonna put in the classroom and teachers on the streets. But they CANNOT lie to us about how and why they killed your(our) children.

    • DM says:

      You’d think that there’s some kind of contest as to how many donors he gets and how many fans show up to his rallies.

    • Constance says:

      I hope this makes CNN and FOX. Maybe even Morning Joe would cover it, he isn’t a complete fool.

  10. HELENK says:

    Harry Truman did not have it easy when he was president.
    replace a popular president during wartime

    make the decision to use the bomb to end the war

    nationwide steel strike

    funny thing , he did not whine. He stepped like a man and said
    the buck stops here

  11. tommy says:

    According to the new PPP poll, O crosses 50 in Ohio. O-51, R-46. PPP is a democratic outfit, so I’d reduce 2 points off Os lead.

    • angienc says:

      Yes, and not only do they undersample Independents (who Romney is winning by a wide margin over Obama in that very poll) to get that number, they also say 10% of “Republicans” are voting for Obama to get there. Now, Ohio is a state where there is no party ID registration — it is 100% up to the voters polled to self-identify. So that means this isn’t a +4 Dem over Rep. sample — it’s a +14 Dem over Rep. sample because there is no way in hell 10% of Rep. are voting for Obama.

      • DandyTiger says:

        I’d say it’s more like D+10, which means we could make a non scientific, but best guess, that Romney’s up by 5. Fingers crossed on that one.

        • angienc says:

          Ha! I’ll take that — but I think Ohio is Obama’s Maginot Line — they’re sending Jill Biden to campaign Minnesota this week for the love of cheese!

      • tommy says:

        And according to the poll, 19% of Ohio has already voted, and that skews 76/24 in favour of O. Those nos. are just not believable. A major factor why O finds traction is supposedly the auto bailout. Seems that the bailout is rated as very important by the Ohio voters.

        • pipermn says:

          If I remember correctly that votes aren’t supposed to be made public until election night. Numbers are only released after the west coast polls close on election night.

        • angienc says:

          You know PPP is a SEIU/Kos poll too, right? I’ve read that they have only been polling in very “blue” areas of the state.

        • angienc says:

          pipermn — the votes themselves aren’t public — PPP is saying of those they polled, 19% had already voted via absentee ballot & those skewed 76/24 in favor of O.

          Still, it’s a bunch of cr*p.

        • Constance says:

          They always call the election before the west coast polls close. That is one of the many reasons that Washington and Oregon have eliminated polling places and have only mail in elections. There is usually a few places you can drop your ballot on election day but you can’t park within a mile of them and the traffic is absolutely nuts for miles around. We have to have a post mark before midnight on election day so ballots will string in for at least a week. But at least we don’t have to worry about picture ID and polling place identification. Washington couldn’t figure out who won our state for at least a week if we felt like it and we pretty much enjoy forcing everyone to wait for our numbers.

      • leslie says:

        We just drove across the northern part of Ohio yesterday on the way back from VT. I saw a few obama 2012 stickers but many more R/R yard signs and some were as large as small billboards. In the southern part of VT, I saw a few lawn signs for each.I saw almost no bumper stickers on the highway traffic. I saw a few R/R signs in the Cooperstown area of NY. None for obama. I’m flying to Denver tomorrow to pick up my daighter and driving back to IL with her on Monday. Will be on the lookout through Nebraska and Iowa. She has allotted me 2 hours/day to talk politics. lol.

  12. votermom says:

    He klown, I schedulated a post for tomorrow morning (8:30 crayfisher time I think.)

  13. DM says:

    Romney is having great crowds in OH and lots of volunteers for the ground game.

    Go Romney!
    http://news.yahoo.com/romney-closing-gap-ohio-poll-numbers-crowds-rise-012303541.html

  14. carol haka says:

    Hillary: We are evaluating the security situation we had in place in Benghazi. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ Me: Hey #*t@% you got 4 dead bodies and upteen others in the hospital and your buildings and grounds are blown to shit and are in ashes and your security files are missing. Just give us your gut feeling on it! ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

  15. there is no way in hell that the PPP poll is correct about Ohio…..none——ZERO—–have faith

  16. DandyTiger says:

  17. swanspirit says:

    Just saw a clip of Hillary saying re the Benghazi murders investigations ; “And we are not going to sacrifice accuracy for speed ”
    You know what HIL, ? DON’T stand up there at your damned podium smirking/smiling and talk to me and the press and the American people as if nothing more was happening than a damned typing class!
    They are deliberately sitting on this until after the election , and that includes Hillary , imo

    • swanspirit says:

      And it just occurred to me , when Romney wins , this investigation will get serious , in a way this administration might not like.

      • Constance says:

        Romney is supposed to be having security briefings now. So he must have a clear idea what is going on. I think some angry crowds need to materialize everywhere Obama goes demanding answers to the Libya lies.

      • indigogrrl1 says:

        Maybe Hillary is counting on a Romney win and a new administration to really fully investigate
        .

      • Lulu says:

        I am sure Issa is also letting Romney know what is going on which is the why the of the Dem and bureaucrat freakout at the hearing. It was not just about catching a couple of State Dept flunkies perjuring themselves to cover for their political superiors. It meant Romney’s crew has it too. It complicated the next Obama debate prep by a magnitude of about a million. What do Issa and Romney have? Do they have it all? Who is giving it to them? Do we have time to silence them before the election? Issa kept quiet about what he had to allow the Obama campaign to show what they intended to do, continue digging a bigger hole, and let Biden step on his own dick and commit to a very public high profile strategy to blame Hillary that will be very hard to walk back BEFORE the hearing. I think I see Romney’s superior tactical and strategic fingerprints all over this. What is he going to do with this at the next two debates?

  18. swanspirit says:

    • angienc says:

      Well, Sesame Workshop asked him to stop with the Big Bird stuff and he basically told them to go fuck themselves. What makes anyone think he’d care about these miners?

  19. Constance says:

    We should start one of those on line petitions to team Obama to just tell us the truth about Libya, it has been a month. We can each send it off by sending it to 10 friends to sign and pass on.

  20. leslie says:

    DM~ Every time I start to doubt, I think of your predictions that Romney will win.It makes me smile. (I spent the past week fending off family barrages trying to persuade me against voting for R/R. I don’t klnow what happened to their brains… they used to be such intelligent people.
    I’m glad their hearts are still loving and kind.

    • DM says:

      And I made my prediction in September when Romney’s numbers didn’t look very good. Presidents are born, destiny, like the path of a comet. It’s not that the future cannot be changed, but it’s unlikely.

  21. leslie says:

    Got to go to bed- the plane leaves verrrry early tomorrow. I’ll be watching for campaign stickers, lawn signs, t-shirts, etc.across middle America.
    ‘nite all…….

  22. DM says:

    RC has put MO back to “leans GOP”. The electoral count is 201 Obama and 191 Romney.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/2012_elections_electoral_college_map.html

  23. SHV says:

    “Iโ€™ll be watching for campaign stickers, lawn signs, t-shirts, etc.across middle America.”
    ********
    I was driving across the South West, heading for San Francisco, and saw little political activity except for local races. No Obama/Biden car stickers, either. I got stranded near Winslow, AZ, so don’t know about rural CA. (BTW, didn’t see any “girls in flatbed Fords” near Winslow)

    • Simofish says:

      You moving or visiting SF?

    • DM says:

      Rural CA is Republican country. CA has 53 districts, and 19 are GOP, 35%. It’s the wealthier areas that are Democratic, and that’s why the Democrats give lip service to main street, but represent Wall Street.

  24. HELENK says:

    how many have died under backtrack’s watch?????
    how many in Mexico and how many border agents due to fast and furious
    4 in Benghazi due to lack of enough security.
    while he plays eye candy on tv and biden laughs his head off, how many have to die before it becomes serious enough to pay attention ?

  25. wmcb says:

    They are desperate and flailing.

  26. DM says:

    DKos has began a twitter craze because a company, Sensata, is closing its doors. ๐Ÿ™„

    http://www.examiner.com/article/liberal-lies-and-hysteria-try-to-tie-mitt-romney-to-sensata-closure

    An excerpt:

    The Twitterverse exploded tonight with rage over a company in Illinois called Sensata closing its doors and shipping its production to China. The big story isn’t that the company is closing but that Liberals are actually trying to blame Mitt Romney for it based on ridiculous lies being pushed by the SEIU. No shocker that the SEIU would sink this low but it doesnโ€™t say much about Democrats that they are so easily led to believe outrageous accusations without bothering to do a quick search on the internet to discover the facts. The myths that are being perpetrated and facts are dissected below.

    MYTH: Mitt Romney owns Sensata.

    FACT: Mitt Romney has nothing to do with Sensata. Bain Capital Investors have a 51.8% share of Sensata stock.

    FACT: Romney actually transferred what stocks he did own in Sensata to charities.

    MYTH: Romney makes Bain business decisions.

    FACT: Romney hasnโ€™t made business decisions at Bain for many years now. He and his wife Ann have a blind trust with Bain which means they have zero clue where their money is invested.

    FACT: The key people running Bain Capital Investors are Joshua Bekenstein, John Connaughton, Paul Edgerly, Mark Nunnelly, Stephen Pagliuca, Jordan Hitch and Matthew Levin. It seems that the majority of these โ€˜key peopleโ€™, who make decisions like closing Sensata, are Democrats who support Obama.

    In 2008, Bekenstein gave over $200,000 to help Democrats get elected. He and his wife are listed as one of the Top Individual Contributors on OpenSecrets.org.

    In 2010, Stephen Pagliuca ran against Martha Coakley in the Democratic primary for the special Senate seat election, the election that Scott Brown won.

    In 2008, Jordan Hitch gave money to both the Obama campaign and to the Romney campaign.

    In 2008, Mark Nunnelly gave thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates across the country, including Harry Reid.

    In 2012, it was rumored that Matt Levin may speak at the Democratic National Convention. He also donates frequently to Democrats.

    […]

  27. myiq2xu says:

    Hairplug Joe before the hairplugs:

  28. DM says:

    I’m crowning this AZ Behavior Research Center poll, as the worst poll I’ve seen. The numbers are not reasonable. ๐Ÿ™„

    Click to access RMP_AZ_1013.pdf

  29. britgirls says:

    Have you seen this detailed description from the State Dept of the events at the embassy on 9/11? Really interesting.

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/10/what-happened-in-benghazi.php

  30. carol haka says:

    dr keith ablow: biden either showing complete disregard for the other’s opinion or from medical perspective -no impulse control – would want to know alcohol level and perhaps an element of dementia. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ I see a lnot of signs of add in both obama and biden – bothsmile or laugh at inappropriate times etc.

  31. carol haka says:

    I. Think they actually told Big Bird to go “pluck” himself. ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. votermom says:

    First book club post is now up! And our new Book Club Page.
    Talk about Mitt’s book, or talk about how to talk about Mitt’s book, or talk about “Mitt’s Master Plan.”

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