Four More Days – Romney rocks Wisconsin

Full speech.

New open thread to play with.
h/t angie for the graphic

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

119 Responses to Four More Days – Romney rocks Wisconsin

  1. votermom says:

    The poster is from the link angie posted in the previous thread

  2. votermom says:

    #LetThemEatMarathons now trending

    • DeniseVB says:

      Bloomberg renamed the marathon “Run for Recovery” and asking all the runners to donate $26.20 (a buck for each mile) to help the recovery and relief efforts. WTF?

  3. votermom says:

    Two lines from Mitt’s speech I thought were catchy

    • Erica says:

      I watched part of the speech and was impressed with how responsible and reasonable he seems. You can see all the people in the audience nodding their heads, imho, because he speaks the truth and has the experience to back it up. He doesn’t have to be a fear monger because the truth is visible all around us, and he’s got a record.

      He was very calm when he said something like: words aren’t a record, a record is a record (paraphrasing).

      I like what he brings to the table.

  4. cj says:

    I wish someone would throw this in Andrea Mitchell’s face:

    “Red Cross is here with hot chocolate and cookies. We need blankets, we need pillows, we need clothing. We can get hot chocolate and cookies, we need help!” resident Jodi Hannula said.”

    … You hope that the government does the right thing and steps in and helps us out. We have been looking for FEMA, [but] FEMA has not been here,” Hannula said.

  5. fif says:

    Sitting in a cafe (again…I work here a lot), and NYers complaining about the storm aftermath. Woman smiles, “Well, it looks like Obama is going to get reelected, Chris Christie really helped him out.”

    If the mainstream media has grossly misled people with their Obama-optimism, people are going to be SHOCKED on Tuesday. Really stunned.

  6. votermom says:

    what a nincompoop

    • cj says:

      He’s a snake. Why do I think that without major arm twisting by his D-machine thugs & bullies, Harry would never be reelected again?

    • angienc says:

      This is what Reid tweeted this morning (not how media ignores):

      • DeniseVB says:

        Rats, I hate when I can’t find the link …. Dirty Harry is on record saying “he will not work with Mitt Romney”. Now wondering why I still call myself a Dem if this is our leadership 😦

    • DandyTiger says:

      The laughable comment I guess is reason enough to make the Senate Republican majority. We have stuff to do, problems to fix, and if the new Democratic party is opting out, we need to vote them out.

  7. tommy says:

    I’m due to go into the dead-zone (no puter, no cellphone, no landline, no TV, no internetz) this weekend. In on Sunday, out on Wednesday. Due to the GE, I’m resisting, and trying to postpone to next weekend. Hmm…..lets see what happens. I’m really gonna miss y’all if I ain’t here on D-day.

  8. cj says:

    Ed Henry‏@edhenryTV

    President’s motorcade drives past signs: “tell the truth about Benghazi” & “worse than Watergate” “you let them die”

    • Erica says:

      Wow. Sign says: we won’t stand down. Tell the truth about Benghazi.

      That’s putting it straight up.

  9. DandyTiger says:

    Romney Wins!!!!

    Thought I’d jump the gun and get us in the mood. 🙂

  10. votermom says:

  11. myiq2xu says:

    I just woke up but I’m not sure if I am staying up yet.

  12. tommy says:

    Its time for a change of gear….’Women become master cooks at 55. 85% aged 55 and above can confidently cook a perfect fried or boiled egg. 80% in that age group can make a delicious meal from random ingredients. 50% say they never use sauces from jars or packets and always make their own. 75% say they regularly bake cakes and biscuits. 55% know which herbs should go with which meat to bring out their flavors. 15 different meals is the repertoire of women who have reached their mid-50’s. Things they have mastered by 55 : Timings for a roast dinner, Producing a thick gravy, Make bread, ice-cream and pasta from scratch’. My take – maybe I should go in for an older woman. Lol

  13. votermom says:

    OT – so my kid got her 2 wisdom teeth out yesterday. The twist is that they couldn’t find a vein (always a problem, I swear she has no veins) so she said she was ok just using local anaesthesia. I am proud of her being brave about it. They were quick – less than one hour.

    She’s doing ok so far – one side, where it was impacted, is swollen, the other, a simple extraction, is not (not even hurting).

  14. myiq2xu says:

    “I hear all these people say, ‘Oh, I was so enthusiastic four years ago. I had so much hope for change. And I’m disappointed.’ And this, that, and the other thing. Let me tell you something: I may be the only person in America, but I am far more enthusiastic about President Obama this time than I was four years ago.”

    Wait . . . what?

  15. DM says:

    • NewOrleans says:

      Obama did tell Leno he was ‘pretty lost’ with math past the 7th grade level. If only we could use smaller numbers…

  16. angienc says:

    BTW –Obama’s closing argument is “Voting is the best revenge.”

    The great uniter. pfft.

  17. angienc says:

    And meanwhile, Biden is doing the best he can to help. Declares that “There never been a day in the last four years that I’ve been proud to be his vice-president” (Freudian slip, IMO, but this was a true gaffee — he meant to say “that I have not been proud”–which would still have been a double negative & grammatically incorrect, but wouldn’t have been so funny):

  18. cj says:

    lololol ! Megyn Kelly reporting Dems are already setting Plouffe up for the blame if the O loses.

    • trist says:

      They’ve been establishing several different explanations for why he loses. Surprisingly none of which have to do with any short comings on the one’s part. But perfect people are infallible so guess it’s understandable.

      • myiq2xu says:

        No preemptive blaming on the Romney side, is there?

        • angienc says:

          MSM is trying to point back to beginning of September when that piece came out in Politico (one step lower than National Enquirer, IMO) about some infighting within Team Romney over “gaffes” on foreign trip, “disaster” at the convention and how the campaign was FALLING APART!THE RACE WAS OVER!!!!

          But of course the difference then was that was a bunch of bullshit to perpetuate the “Obama is inevitable” meme they’ve been selling since January of this year & to distract from the fact that Obama couldn’t fill BOA stadium, bombed his convention speech & the delegates booed God & Jerusalem from the convention floor.

        • angienc says:

          And the “pointing back to September” is the MSM part of the meme that “ALL campaigns do this at the end” or something –completely unrelated to what is happening now.

      • angienc says:

        We all know the truth – it’s our fault. We ingrates weren’t worthy enough to have TehPrecious as POTUS.

        • It’s always our fault. Wonder what Obama’ll be saying on Nov. 7th — People just didn’t understand how wonderful I would be in my second term? People just didn’t believe enough, didn’t work hard enough, vote enough times?

    • votermom says:

      Bloomberg has really proven himself unfit for public office.

    • angienc says:

      Same solid judgment that led him to endorse Obama too, btw.

    • Karma says:

      An Obama tour was too big a distraction but a marathon isn’t!? That man is vile – someone should start a recall or an impeachment process.

      And who would run through a disaster zone? Who would block traffic for relief supplies? What the hell is wrong with the runners? If they had any type of honor they would cancel their trip, donate their hotel fees to the hotel, so storm victims could stay for free for a day or two.

  19. angienc says:

    Here’s the “voting is the vest revenge” clip from his rally in Ohio that only drew 2800 (campaign is saying that is because it was a small town– the Spinal Tap “our appeal is becoming more selective” excuse again — but it is a suburb close to OSU):

  20. myiq2xu says:

    I just returned from Manhattan. I ran for 5 hours with stops, covering 12 miles in total, scoping the island from west to east. You will not hear these stories from the Mayor or Governor; these are my observations, informed by discussions with real people who live in lower Manhattan:

    1) Virtually every retailer, restaurant and grocery store south of 38th street is CLOSED. This is in an area covering 8 square miles. I only observed a handful of bodegas in Soho and the East Village, along with Ben’s Pizza on W3rd and MacDougal serving customers. Whole Foods Union Square had a sign reading “because there is no electricity, we cannot open.” There is no food, other than what you have in your refrigerator.

    2) To that point, there are close to 400,000 people living below 38th street without power. The mayor earlier said it could be 3 days without power; some Con Ed guys I spoke with in the East Village think it could be longer. Nobody knows.

    3) No working traffic lights in this region (drivers are generally being cautious and appropriately yielding to pedestrians). Apartment stairwells are pitch black. High rises have no elevator access.

    5) There is no running water or flushing toilets for people living in the Jacob Riis Houses and surrounding NYCHA buildings on the Lower East Side. In my estimate, this is roughly 20,000 people. One family I spoke with is packing their bags and moving to Brooklyn until services are restored. But it did not appear that all residents were evacuating, even as their toilets did not flush.

    6) I did not witness a single Red Cross Truck or FEMA Vehicle or in lower Manhattan. Recall the assistance these agencies provided after 9/11 – this is NOT HAPPENING. There are bound to be hundreds of elderly people, rich and poor, who live on the upper floors of buildings with elevators that are now disabled. IF POWER IS NOT RESTORED, THIS WILL MOVE FROM BEING AN ECONOMIC DISASTER TO A HUMANITARIAN DISASTER.

    9) The water from the storm surge was invariably contaminated – floating garbage, wood pieces from the dock, and possibly sewage. One Nuyorican woman who lived on Avenue C near 12th street noted the water level peaked above her waist. She was still visibly shaken this afternoon. She also recalled a huge noise at 8 pm when the substation failed. The sky, in her words, turned from black to green.

  21. myiq2xu says:

    Mitt Romney:

    The question of this election comes down to this: do you want more of the same or do you want real change?

    President Obama promised change, but he could not deliver it. I promise change, and I have a record of achieving it.

    I built a business, and turned around another. I helped put an Olympics back on track. And with a Democratic legislature, I helped turn my state from deficit to surplus, from job losses to job growth, and from higher taxes to higher take-home pay.

    This is why I am running for president. I know how to change the course the nation is on, how to get us to a balanced budget and how to build jobs and rising take-home pay. Accomplishing real change is not something I just talk about–it is something I have done. And it is what will do when I am President of the United States.

    If you believe we can do better, if you believe America should be on a better course, if you are tired of being tired, then I ask you to vote for real change. Paul Ryan and I will bring real change to America, from Day One.

    When I am elected, the economy and American jobs will still be stagnant. I won’t waste any time complaining about my predecessor. I won’t spend my effort trying to pass partisan legislation unrelated to economic growth. From Day One, I will go to work to help Americans get back to work.

    People across the country are responding to our five-part plan to create jobs.

    Part one is about taking full advantage of our energy resources. On Day One, I will act to increase the number of leases and permits to drill on federal lands. I will act to speed the approval of the Keystone pipeline from Canada. I will re-visit coal regulations that were designed by the administration to strangle the industry. On Day One, we will be closer to energy independence.

    Second, I will move to boost trade, especially with Latin America. I will ask Congress for Trade Promotion Authority, a power every president has used or requested since it was first created in 1974, with the exception of President Obama. And I will finally designate China as a currency manipulator. It is time for trade that works for America.

    Third, I will send to Congress the Retraining Reform Act, to make sure that every worker who feels left behind in this economy can get the skills and the chance for a good-paying job.

    Fourth, I will move to tackle out-of-control spending. I will send Congress the first of several fundamental reforms called the Down Payment on Fiscal Sanity Act, to immediately cut–not just slow the rate of growth– but cut non-security discretionary spending by 5%. I’m not just going to take office on January 20th – I’m going to take responsibility for the office as well.

    And fifth, I will act to boost small business, and all business. I will issue executive orders aimed straight at the problems that are holding this economy back.

    The first will grant state waivers from Obamacare, to begin its repeal.

    The second will launch a sweeping review of all Obama-era regulations with an eye to eliminating or repairing those that are killing jobs and small businesses.

    And every entrepreneur, every small-business person, every job creator will know that for the first time in four years, the government of the United States likes business and loves the jobs and higher wages business brings to our fellow Americans.

    • DM says:

      For me, the most important reason to vote for Romney is to get the current incompetent president out of the WH.

    • “I helped put an Olympics back on track. And with a Democratic legislature, I helped turn my state from deficit to surplus, from job losses to job growth, and from higher taxes to higher take-home pay.”

      This is one of the things I like about Romney: He doesn’t take all the credit. Now use the same quote but apply Obamaspeak — “I put an Olympics back on track. I turned my state… I, I, I… ”

      Can I just say I’m waiting for a president who doesn’t take all the credit and over abuse the word “I”.

      • Erica says:

        I was thinking that when I watched him. And the evidence in Mass. and elsewhere is that he is a natural collaborator.

  22. DM says:

    I’m also tired of Bronco Bamma. 😦

  23. DM says:

    Obama’s strategy to win is his GOTV of minorities and young voters. I think that his problem is young voters. Young people vote FOR, not against. Without the excitement of hope and change, I don’t see great numbers of young voters going to the polls.

  24. Constance says:

    I was listening to NPR at work and they confidently stated that it will be a close election, it seems tied but Obama is ahead by several points in the swing states. Then they just go on talking as if Obama will be around for four more years. I don’t know if they are just going to come unhinged when he loses or get violent and angry. It will sure be interesting to watch. I can’t wait to watch the election returns on both FOX and MSNBC. Maybe I should start setting up another TV in my living room this weekend. OR I bet some of those bars with a million TVs for sports will have the election returns on.

    • angienc says:

      The MSM is all on the same page (even on FOX): race is tied, can’t know who will win, Obama ahead in swing states. Which basically translates to: Romney is ahead & they’re trying a last ditch GOTV for Obama’s base.

  25. myiq2xu says:


    URGENT NEW YORK GROUND REPORT: Violence to break out this weekend over the Marathon’s diversion of resources

    Today while Justin and I were driving to Wisconsin and back to do some canvassing for Romney/Ryan in the morning, I used the time on the road to make calls to a handful of friends I have not yet been able to reach in New York City. All of them live in Manhattan and were spared any direct damage from Hurricane Sandy — but all of them have friends and family in Brooklyn, Staten Island, Long Island, and other areas that were impacted by flooding and wind damage. Most of these people do not know each other…but EVERY CALL WAS THE SAME.

    Immediately after we established they were fine and had survived relatively in tact, all of them said a variation of this to me: THERE IS GOING TO BE VIOLENCE THIS WEEKEND. BECAUSE OF THE MARATHON.

    The anger in these people’s voices was thick when they talked about “that (insert expletive here) Michael Bloomberg and that (another expletive, this time really colorful) Marathon”. The only thing I can compare this to is one of those episodes of 20/20 where they report on some kind of caged animal attack…and they begin the segment by showing some rube taunting a lion for the delight of roadside tourists…and anyone with sense to them can just SEE that the lion is getting angrier and in moments is going to maul that Bubba. There’s this tension you feel as a viewer, just knowing what is going to happen, but being unable to stop it.

  26. DM says:

    Soon people will see on their tv screens and read news report about the suffering that’s going on in NY and NJ. Will the Sandy disaster change the feel good photo op of a few days ago?

  27. Constance says:

    Sooner or later they need to go door to door checking for dead and injured (who will likely be dead by the time they get around to checking) in the damaged areas of NY and the longer they put it off the worse it is going to be. This sort of after disaster news will surely be hitting the news this weekend.

    • angienc says:

      Maybe we’ll see it on Wednesday — after the election. I’d be shocked if we saw them this weekend.

      Of course, a lot of those Obama water carriers are *in* NYC,so maybe that cause them to open their eyes and actually *report* on this regardless of the effect on TehPrecious.

  28. angienc says:

    Hey myiq (and others who are interested), Jay Cost has a nice article from the historical POV on the race (not just poll data). Yes, he’s conservative but I actually have liked his take on the race all year because he does give historical back story with his assessments:

    The gist of it (but entire article is a good read):

    The same goes for the presidency. Between 1932 and 1980 Democrats won eight of twelve presidential elections because the country was simply more Democratic. All four of the Republican victories came under unique circumstances, be it a war hero or a crack in the Democratic coalition. But since 1980, Republicans have won four presidential elections to the Democrats three, with one being a virtual tie. What’s more, the Perot phenomenon of 1992 remains a testament to the power of the independent vote.

    So when I look at 2012, I see Mitt Romney with a lead among independents in almost every poll. But there is more than that. This is a president who lost the support of independent voters nearly three years ago when he and his allies in Congress passed a health care bill the independents did not want. I have watched and waited to see if independents would return to the president’s fold, but they have not. And the hour is very, very late.

    Is it possible to win a presidential election while losing the independent vote? Sure. The independents basically split down the middle in 2000 and 2004, which left the outcome up to the relative strengths of the two party bases. But that is not what I see right now. Instead, I see a Romney margin among independents that ranges between 5 and 10 points. Prior to the 1980s, I could see the Democrats overcoming that, but not in 2012.

    Plenty on the other side think 2008 is the exception to this trend, a sign of the emerging liberal majority, which the left has been waiting for ever since Adlai Stevenson’s candidacy in 1952. But they misinterpret 2008: the Democratic share of the vote that year was right within its historical track of the high-30s. What differed was a drop in Republican identification from the mid-30s to the low-30s.

    Does anybody really expect that to persist this year? Of course not.

    This means we will probably be back to a slender divide between the two parties, narrowed even more by greater Republican loyalty. In all likelihood, white Democrats from the Ohio River Valley to the Gulf of Mexico will defect from their own party’s ticket in droves. These children and grand children of FDR’s core backers will support Mitt Romney overwhelmingly, so a nominal 3 to 4 point Democratic identification edge over the GOP will shrink to 1 or 2 points, meaning that independents will determine the outcome, just as they have basically for the last 32 years.

    • myiq2xu says:

      Somebody pointed out recently that if Romney can win the independents in swing states and still lose then they aren’t really swing states.

      My prediction:

      Romney will win all the GOP, most of the independents and some of the Democrats. As for turnout, the Ds and Rs will be reversed from 2008

      • angienc says:

        I don’t think the Rs will have a +7 advantage over the Ds, but dayum I will be happy if you are right!

        I saw another conservative numbers guy on Twitter (@NumbersMuncher) who tweeted that with the Independents going to Romney as they are, the bottom line with all the polls is that if the turnout is D +3 or less Romney wins; if it is D+5 or more Obama wins. 2008 was D+7, 2004/10 turnout was even.
        As Jay Cost’s article points out — it was the Rs staying home that made the turnout D+7 so unless Obama has a lot of new voters we haven’t heard about (and with the pro-Obama MSM I have a feeling we would be hearing about these enthusiastic new voters) then the chances of that kind of D advantage repeating is very unlikely, because the Rs aren’t staying home.

  29. myiq2xu says:


    DOJ sends voting rights monitors, observers to 23 states

    Washington (CNN) – The Justice Department Friday announced that it is dispatching more than 780 federal observers and monitors to 23 states to watch for potential problems which would violate voting rights protected by federal law.

    The Justice Department said it was sending observers to 51 jurisdictions in those states to help enforce federal voting rights laws which protect ballot access.

    The government listed the locations where officials are being dispatched-including Ohio, Alabama and Texas– but did not specify reasons. However, experts familiar with the process say the list appears to reflect concern about the minority language requirements of voting materials. Experts said most of the monitors are arranged by the Office of Personnel Management, but about 60 of those being sent are lawyers from the Justice Department civil rights division in Washington.

    The trained federal observers will be watching over voting procedures at polling locations in Russell County, Alabama; Maricopa County, Arizona; Alameda and Riverside Counties in California; Randolph County in Georgia; East Carroll Parish, Louisiana; Paola County, Mississippi; Colfax County, Nebraska; Sandoval, County, New Mexico; Orange County, New York; Cuyahoga and Lorain Counties in Ohio; Williamsburg County, South Carolina; Shannon County, South Dakota; and Dallas, Fort Bend, and Jefferson Counties in Texas.

    In addition Justice Department lawyers are being sent to Mobile County, Alabama; Pima County, Arizona; The city of Denver and Arapahoe County, Colorado; Duval, Hendry, Hillsborough, Lee, Miami-Dade, Orange and Osceola counties in Florida.

    Chicago and Cook County, Illinois; LaPorte County, Indiana; Finney County, Kansas; Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan; Alamance and Wake Counties in North Carolina; Bernalillo and Cibola Counties in New Mexico; Queens County, New York; Franklin and Hamilton Counties in Ohio; Allegheny, Chester, Delaware and Lehigh Counties and the city of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania; Richland County, South Carolina; Davidson and Shelby Counties in Tennessee; Harris County, in Texas; and Milwaukee in Wisconsin.

    In addition to concern about discrimination based on languages and ethnicity, the federal officials will be ensuring voters with disabilities are accommodated, and ensuring that no procedures are used to subject voters to different procedures on the basis of race, color or national origin.

    • ME says:

      I’ll be glad when this is all over. Is this still America?

    • angienc says:

      The UN “monitors” scheme didn’t work with both Texas & Iowa saying they would arrest & prosecute any UN monitor within 100 feet of polls per the law. I’m sure they will not be able to do the same to DOJ officials (although actually, I’d have to look that up to be sure — states usually have sole control over voting within their borders).

  30. Constance says:

    Jeez! with all this fuss over voter suppression and intimidation at the polls why don’t all the states just mail it in like Washington and Oregon do? It has the added benefit of infuriating media when it takes us 2 weeks after elections to figure out who won because the mail from the rural areas is still coming in with valid post marks.

  31. gxm17 says:

    Remember what sore winners obots were in 2008? Makes me wonder what sort of losers they’ll be.

  32. angienc says:

    Breaking: CBS just announced that NYC Marathon canceled — they must have forced this on a kicking & screaming Bloomberg after this morning’s statement on how it “had to go on.”

    Second, I can’t believe I forgot to tell y’all this before, but another part of Obama’s closing message was (and yes, this is a quote):

    You don’t scare hardworking Americans just to scare up some votes.

    No shit — he actually stood there & said that talking about Romney. Axelrod turned around & told the press that he had never seen Obama “more exhilarated. …This is coming from his loins.” (which, EWW!) but yeah, lying & projecting has always been the place Obama is most comfortable being.

    Finally, two good pieces of news for Romney winning: Dick Morris is worried that Obama’s small Sandy bump has the race tied in Ras at 48-48 although he still thinks Romney will win (frankly, the only thing that had me worried about a Romney win was Dick Morris going around declaring a Romney landslide because he’s usually wrong on pretty much everything) but Michael Barone, OTOH, someone who actually knows what he’s talking about & is nothing like the “Look at me!” Morris, calls the election for Romney 315, Obama 223.

Comments are closed.