Boss v Buffoon


This is why we take care of our own:

178 Responses to “Boss v Buffoon”

  1. October 26, 2012 at 12:48 pm

  2. 4 Bill R.
    October 26, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Buon Giorno!

  3. 5 Proud Former White House Intern
    October 26, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    That was weird

  4. 6 Mae who love our CIC
    October 26, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Nothing but the truth!

  5. October 26, 2012 at 12:50 pm


  6. 8 yardarm756
    October 26, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Could it be?

  7. October 26, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Morning everyone.

    Having a bit of breakfast before I head to the hospital. Wife seems to be better. They’re going to do an MRI on her lower extremities to take a look at the cellulitis. I’ll keep you guys posted as I find out more..

  8. 28 ranman11
    October 26, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Mitt is unworthy to be President, yet the MSM whitewashes damn near everything this man does and says. When we win, we must not forget how the MSM (e.g. Chuck Todd Andrea Mitchell, etc) behaved.

  9. October 26, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Forget the public national polls showing Mitt Romney pulling even with Barack Obama among women, according to senior Obama advisers steeped in internal data: Obama enjoys a “strong, double-digit” lead among female voters in battleground states like Ohio.

    The same holds true in Pennsylvania, where the president remains on “solid” ground, despite several public polls showing a tightening race, according to senior campaign officials.

  10. 33 vcprezofan2
    October 26, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Another job well done! VPJoe, like his CIC, is firing on all cylinders. I continue to be particularly impressed by how sincere, measured and informative our guys are. No contest, really!

  11. 34 amk for obama
    October 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    lmao. Well done, chips. So tweeting this pic.

  12. 37 amk for obama
    October 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    • 38 FoxfireTX
      October 26, 2012 at 1:04 pm

      Posted a segment from this on the last thread. It is excellent!

      • 39 amk for obama
        October 26, 2012 at 1:09 pm

        Yes, I saw it.

        Obama understood this. Even if the rescue worked as he hoped it would, chances were good that progress would be slow in coming—that, by today, the companies would still be struggling, creating a political embarrassment. Obama approved the rescue anyway. And that included granting assistance to Chrysler. Half of his economic advisers opposed that, fearing, among other things, the shrinking car market was too small to support both companies. Obama’s rationale was simple: If he had the power to stop the devastation of either company shutting down, he was going to use it.

        Romney’s inconsistent rhetoric may leave us wondering precisely what he really thought and would have done. But they tell us a lot about how he operates in the face of political pressure. When Romney was trying to appease conservatives and win the Republican primaries, he went out of his way to attack the rescue as a waste of taxpayer dollars. When Romney was trying to win over voters in Michigan and, now, as he has been trying to win over voters in Ohio, he has emphasized the similarities between the remedy he proposed initially and the solution Obama eventually chose. Can anybody who’s followed these shifts say honestly Romney has the mettle to make a tough decision and stick with it?

        Put it all together, and it’s possible to draw from the auto industry rescue a pretty good lesson about the real differences between Obama and Romney. Obama understands that the market doesn’t always work on its own—that sometimes government must intervene in order to protect Americans from economic harm. Romney doesn’t. Obama is also willing to act in the face of political peril. Romney isn’t.

        Those differences should matter to all Americans, not just those of us who live in Michigan and Ohio.

  13. October 26, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    So, Robney is giving an economic speech in a couple? And of course, it will have Road block cable coverage and they will probably show it all.
    That is fair.

  14. 53 hopefruit2
    October 26, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    This Boss vs Buffoon image (and caption) is one for the ages – fantastic work, Chips! 🙂

  15. October 26, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Hey there all my O’s!!! What a great getting up day again in TOD town, eh!!! I’m thrilled that we are on our way to a victory on the 6th. My biggest concern is how and when do I get my ticket and accommodation to DC for the inauguration. I’m thinking there will be rooms opening up from cancellation of rooms from all those disappointed Robme folks who booked in anticipation of a Repub party.

    My political take today is we gotta keep it moving til the very last minute on our GOTV efforts to move this thing FORWARD!!!

  16. 57 amk for obama
    October 26, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Simple. Corrupt corporate media.

    • 58 hopefruit2
      October 26, 2012 at 1:12 pm

      I’ve said it so many times that my face is blue: The corporate media is a MENACE to SOCIETY and a DANGER to DEMOCRACY.

      • 59 amk for obama
        October 26, 2012 at 1:20 pm

        Yup. My constant bleat american fourth estate are truly fifth columnists undermining US from within.

    • 60 idon
      October 26, 2012 at 2:12 pm

      Thanks for the link. What the corporate is doing is called PSYOPS. Don’t believe the hype. The president will be re-elected on 11/06/2012. Make sure everyone you know has voted. REMEMBER. IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO VOTE EARLY. EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!!

  17. October 26, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    By JENNIFER EPSTEIN | 10/26/12 12:49 PM EDT
    Vice President Joe Biden joked Friday that Republicans’ views on social policy are stuck in a long-ago era, and threw in a pop culture reference for the students listening to him at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

    GOP social views “caught up in ‘Mad Men’ or something,” Biden said told the crowd of 1,000 at his first of two Badger State rallies Friday.

    “It’s straight out of the ’50s,” he added, though the show is set in the early 1960s.

    Their foreign policy, he said, echoing President Obama’s comments in the final presidential debate, is out of the 1980s.

    Speaking to an audience filled with people who hadn’t been born during either decade, he also joked, “As you can tell, I’m a very old guy.”

  18. 62 FoxfireTX
    October 26, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    The Las Vegas Sun endorsed PBO today:

    Overall, the country is on the mend, but the middle class, small businesses and home­owners need more help. We see only one candidate who has the experience, plans and vision to provide that help. The Sun endorses Barack Obama.


  19. 66 yardarm756
    October 26, 2012 at 1:14 pm

  20. 67 Tally
    October 26, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Everyone needs to see this. Please RT. Please share:

    • October 26, 2012 at 1:22 pm

      Hi Tally, what’s that guy’s background? Is he reliable?

      • October 26, 2012 at 1:49 pm

        • 77 yardarm756
          October 26, 2012 at 2:05 pm

          This might also explain why the MSM is reporting polling numbers to be so close. I’d bet that some of those bastard are in on it too.

          • October 26, 2012 at 2:27 pm

            Given that most of these polling outfits are merely stenographers for Willard as well as dependent on cash flow from the #GOP, the narrative they must push is ‘horse race’ because the feedback circuit that that is primarily meant to enforce is cash flow to the broadcast (primarily) media from ads aired. But, beyond those cash flow issues, if the incessant narrative doesn’t support a ‘horse race’ illusion then much of the cover for this type of hack is blown.

            What Team Obama knows are their internal polls, and you know they’ve got uber-sophisticated folk and tools, on the job. On a precinct by precinct basis, they are tracking, undoubtedly, all information coming from early voting and they have all the precinct data from previous elections. With that information and their internal polls, they are likely tracking for evidence of exactly the kind of pattern discussed in the video. I have no doubt that if they thought a hack might be underway they’d take action. Same applies to the DoJ.

            Everyone knows this election is the fulcrum of the future of America and one side has already revealed how over-the-top aware and afraid they are of the demographic realities of the America of now.

            We’ll prevail, of that I’m confident.


            • 79 yardarm756
              October 26, 2012 at 2:33 pm

              No doubt Lootenant but I’m giving the crooked MSM the side eye. #TrustBarack

              • 80 EricFive
                October 26, 2012 at 2:47 pm

                You and me both Yardarm. That is why I always stress the fact that the MSM is trying to make the election seem closer than it really is. I don’t know what the motivation is, but I would not put anything past the corrupt corporate owned media. It is important for us to not buy into the MSM’s propaganda of a close race. Buying into the propaganda will embolden these bastards to cheat. Sunlight is the best disinfectant and word should be spread far and wide about how skewed and biased the MSM’s coverage of this election has been.

          • 82 nathkatun7
            October 26, 2012 at 7:22 pm

            Yardarm, I am glad you reached the same conclusion as I did. All these polls that are all of a sudden showing a close race have really been puzzling me. I normally don’t believe in conspiracy theories but something just doesn’t smell right. The media seem to be preparing the country to accept whatever results they propose. I was especially struck by hearing that the media will no longer report exit polls in many states. Unlike exit polls in other states that mirrored election results, exit polls in Florida in 2000 and in Ohio in 2004 drastically differed with the final results. Florida decided the 2000 election and Ohio the 2004 election. Without those states President Bush would never have been elected or re-elected.

        • October 26, 2012 at 2:07 pm

          BTW, I investigated certain counties after the 2004 election using the type of analysis being described. The analytical approach is valid. If you’re going to cheat, this is how you do it. As long as some place in the chain you have a digital system you have a vulnerability. If the pattern appears, at any level, you know what to confiscate and investigate. I have zero doubt that Team Obama and the DoJ understand the issues, but it never hurts to let them know we are paying attention, thus the two tweets above.


    • 86 edp4bho
      October 26, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      I listened. Very interesting. Maybe Randi Rhodes should see this. We all know she does her homework, thoroughly.

    • 88 idon
      October 26, 2012 at 2:49 pm

      I already retweeted this to my followers thru Democratic Underground.

  21. 90 desertflower
    October 26, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Wonder how many RWNJ’s have figured put that the govt they hate just might save their sorry asses in a hurricane? Didn’t they all want to get rid of NOAA and the National Weather Service?

  22. October 26, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Happy birthday to desertflower and thoughtful 3. Hope you both have a great day. And thank for all you do.

  23. October 26, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Repub conservatives are all tripping over themselves about Powell’s endorsement of a President Obama second term. According to them, Powell only did it because he is Black, but racist white Repubs voting for Romney because they hate the idea of a Black man in the White House? Explain to me why whites are not voting for Romney because he is WHITE, and as he has said – taking THEIR country back. The overt racism from this party is unbelievable which explains the “GOP enthusiasm”and the return of Jim Crow voter suppression. Have you seen that insiped grin Romney has fixed on his face? He knows that no matter how much he screws up, whites will vote for him just because he is white.

    • October 26, 2012 at 1:32 pm

      True. But, millions of us ‘whites’ will wipe that grin off his face on 6 Nov.

      #TrustBarack – Because We Can

    • 95 edp4bho
      October 26, 2012 at 1:45 pm

      So damn true. This is no condemnation of whites, but just what white privilege garners. I surely hope no one takes personal offense. We must face all truths.

      • 96 Obama Grandmama
        October 26, 2012 at 2:06 pm

        Don’t let their (GOP) divisive rhetoric divide us cuz then they win.

        • 97 otter44
          October 26, 2012 at 3:16 pm

          What is so wonderful about our President is the respect he shows to all God’s creatures, white, black, pink, purple. The R just want to divide us and infect the body politic with their racism. Lets channel the disgust and anger that we feel into action and volunteer. Just signed up for a call shift on Sunday.

    • 98 EricFive
      October 26, 2012 at 2:34 pm

      Rush Limbaugh said the exact same thing in 2008 when Gen. Powell endorsed then Sen. Obama. Same shit, different day. It is understandable for a racist to think everybody views things through a racial prism. Everytime I hear something like this, I think about that black reporter who was fired for saying Mitt seems more comfortable around fellow whites. In the current MSM only minorities are racists and white men are victims. As an African-American, I have to say that the current racial climate in this country, my country, is very troubling. It is truly sad that a large portion of our country will vote for a known and proven bullshit artist just because he is white.

  24. 99 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    October 26, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    NOW! PBO inteview with Smerconish ———-> http://betaplayer.radio.com/player/talk-radio-1210-wpht/

    • October 26, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      Listening to the interview with Smerconish and during the break there was a claim that Romney is surging in Pennsylvania. Hope that is not true.

      • 101 edp4bho
        October 26, 2012 at 1:53 pm

        Jackie, this is what many outlets keep repeating. I hear it first thing in the morning on local, and then of course NPR puts in their bid. The latest polls- Dem that is, have PBO up by 5, but Rem poll is Mannequin Mitt up by 2. Rachel showed this last night, and said we will pick what poll to believe depending on our leaning. Note that Smerconsh is on a rethug station, and many of his listeners are not pleased that he has supported PBO.

      • 102 EricFive
        October 26, 2012 at 3:10 pm

        This “Mitt is surging” is the 2012 version of 2008’s “good news for John McCain”. The polls are all undercounting PBO’s support by using highly questionable “likely voter” screens which take 5-7% from PBO’s support (PBO’s lead among registered voters is pretty strong). This is done on purpose to feed the “Mitt is surging” narrative.

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  28. 106 desertflower
    October 26, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    🙂 Lordy! https://mmicdata.rand.org/alp/?page=election#shifts-between-candidates

    Nicholas_50 ‏@Nicholas_50
    @JeffersonObama RAND now @ 5 straight days w R voters switching to O after 20 straight days of O voters switching to R.https://mmicdata.rand.org/alp/?page=election#shifts-between-candidates
    Retweeted by Jeff Gauvin

  29. October 26, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    So, the MAJOR economic speech that the Beltway is salivating over, is Blaming this President for everything?

    • 108 hopefruit2
      October 26, 2012 at 1:49 pm

      This speech was a JOKE. I didn’t watch it but from the comments on my Twitter TL – you can imagine…

  30. October 26, 2012 at 1:37 pm

  31. 111 jaleh
    October 26, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Did anyone watch David Letterman last night? What is going on with him? I think he has been pressured by higher-ups to give the right-wingers a platform on his show. I am not happy with him. I always thought he loved Obama, but I am not sure any more???

    • 112 dotster3
      October 26, 2012 at 1:56 pm

      He’s acting like a baby because Obama went on Leno. Childish backlash.

      • 113 hopefruit2
        October 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm

        I’ve never seen so much media obsession with a President in my life. They react to this President the way a 15-yr old reacts to an object of affection.

    • 114 lisalovesobama
      October 26, 2012 at 2:31 pm

      what happened with Letterman last night?

    • 115 EricFive
      October 26, 2012 at 2:57 pm

      The night prior to Trump’s appearance, Letterman called Trump a racist. Trump threatened to cancel his appearance, so Letterman called Trump to apologize. No doubt Letterman had some push back from his bosses, so he tried to make nice with Trump. Letterman did point out Trump’s hypocricy concerning China, by pointing out Trump’s clothing line is all made in China and Malaysia. Letterman’s discomfort during the interview with Trump was very apparent.

  32. 116 xtine
    October 26, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    [Repeat Incompetence]:

    Today, the GOP candidate will deliver a speech on the economy, condemning President Obama’s Recovery Act at a business that was helped by President Obama’s Recovery Act.

    The owner of an Iowa construction company where Mitt Romney will deliver a speech on the economy received stimulus funds, according to the government’s web site that tracks expenditures from the federal program.

    Yes, Kinzler Construction Services received a $1.25 million Small Business Administration loan through the stimulus, on top of $650,000 in Obama administration grants and a $40,000 government contract to renovate a government building.

    In other words, Romney will condemn the efficacy of the stimulus at a private business that benefited from the stimulus. Shouldn’t that undermine Romney’s credibility a bit?


  33. 119 dotster3
    October 26, 2012 at 1:55 pm

  34. 123 cozimfree
    October 26, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    I really hope I did this right – lol

  35. 124 amk for obama
    October 26, 2012 at 1:56 pm

  36. 125 hopefruit2
    October 26, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Here’s our Commander-in-Chief making preparations with FEMA for FrankenStorm.


    • 126 dotster3
      October 26, 2012 at 2:20 pm

      I see all the weather guys are predicting a humdinger, the possibility of an extraordinary event.

      • 127 hopefruit2
        October 26, 2012 at 2:25 pm

        That is Mother Nature’s not-so-gentle reminder to America that when disaster strikes you want President Obama at the helm, not Romney.

    • 129 utaustinliberal
      October 26, 2012 at 2:57 pm

      I looooooooooove this video. It has all my faves. From The OC – Newsroom – Star Trek – CSI NY – and Ashley Judd.

  37. October 26, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    President Obama took a pass on criticizing former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu’s assertion that Gen. Colin Powell’s endorsement of the president was racially motivated, saying simply that Sununu didn’t “make much sense.”

    “I don’t think that there are many people in America who would question General Powell’s credibility, his patriotism, his willingness to tell it straight,” Obama said in a Friday interview with radio host Michael Smerconish.

    “So any suggestion that General Powell would make such a profound statement in such an in such an important election based on anything than what he thought was going to be best for american, I think, doesn’t make much sense,” Obama said.

    Sununu said in a CNN interview Thursday that Powell might have backed Obama for “other reasons.”

    Pressed on what those reasons might be, Sununu said: “I think when you have somebody of your own race that you’re proud of being President of the United States, I applaud Colin for standing with him.”

    Sununu — a top Mitt Romney surrogate — later backed away from those remarks in a statement that said he did not doubt that the endorsement was based on “anything but his support for the president’s policies.”

    “I’ll let General Powell’s statements stand for themselves,” Obama told Smerconish. Powell “spoke about the fact that my foreign policy during very difficult time has been steady and strong.”

    • October 26, 2012 at 2:14 pm


      President Obama blasted critics of his foreign policy in a Friday interview, saying that his administration has been able to decimate terrorist networks without a lot of “saber-rattling” and “chest-thumping.”

      “One of the interesting things that I think we’ve been able to achieve on foreign policy is that we have taken the fight to the terrorists,” Obama said in an interview with radio host Michael Smerconish.

      “You notice that you have not seen the kind of international objection and outcry that you saw in previous administration,” Obama said. “The reasons is that we don’t go around thumping our chest about it.”

      “We seek cooperation with other countries whenever we can. We do it in a careful, methodical systematic way,” Obama said. “What this shows, I think, is a smart, strong steady foreign policy is different than a lot of saber rattling and chest thumping.”

      Obama acknowledged that the attacks on the consulate in Benghazi — as well as militant groups across the Middle East and North Africa — still remained a threat to American interests. But he said that he has managed to keep the U.S. safe from another terrorist attack by targeting terrorist networks and killing their leadership.

      “What we’ve done is really crippled their capacity to carry out homeland attacks,” Obama said.

      But “there are groups throughout the Middle East and African who aspire to jihad and terrorist acts,” Obama said. “We’re still going to have to deal with groups.”

    • 132 yardarm756
      October 26, 2012 at 2:30 pm

      I’ll say it for PBO, Sununu is an unmitigated ass hole!

  38. 136 57andfemale
    October 26, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    This is interesting:

  39. 141 Bill R.
    October 26, 2012 at 2:14 pm

  40. 144 desertflower
    October 26, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    I wish that I had written this….I think that EVERYONE should see this again!

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002950282 Why I support President Obama

  41. October 26, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Alicia Keys is doing a march to vote event in NC!

    • 146 donna dem 4 obama
      October 26, 2012 at 3:13 pm

      It’s North Carolina A & T’s homecoming weekend and she is there to help GOTV. I sure hope all those young people march to the polls today. That sure would be some awesomesauce!!!! This is what the campaign deems “sporatic voters”. We need them badly in NC to offset that traditional Republican vote on election day.

  42. 147 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    October 26, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Okay, so tell me why, oh why, did my phone start ringing off the hook as soon as I posted the link to the President’s interview with Smerc???

    On the other hand, thanks to all for your encouraging words on the previous thread. Just needed to vent a bit… Thanks for being my port in the storm.

    Edp4bho — have we met yet???? I volunteer out of the Media office; I’m on the Morton/Springfield team.

  43. 148 yardarm756
    October 26, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Did anyone ever notice how the rwnj talking heads always redirect pointed questions by saying, “both sides do it”. This seems especially true when they get their ‘naughty bits’ caught in a meat grinder. They use this meme for everything.

  44. 151 hopefruit2
    October 26, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    • 152 SAB
      October 26, 2012 at 2:31 pm

      Ohio is my home state. I texted my sister who lives there to please talk to any undecideds and get them out to the polls. I have a feeling the President has got Ohio.

    • 153 lisalovesobama
      October 26, 2012 at 2:38 pm

      “blunder”????? how aboout LIE? LIE? LIE? what the fuck is wrong with calling something by its correct name? LIE, mofo. LIE!!!!!
      PS- hey everybody. how’s it going today? TGIF!!!!!

  45. 155 Bill R.
    October 26, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Some PBO supporters are inclined to freak out when a nat. tracking poll looks bad one day, good the next. Well, folks, let’s be reminded that we don’t have a national election. We have state elections. And truly only a handful of states are in play. And that election is being won right now with each passing day, as PBO piles up greater and greater margins with the early vote in NV, Iowa, and OH in particular where the trends are making a victory for the President a greater and greater inevitability. So, the advice we are getting, is avoid the freakout, vote where you are and help get out the vote, and ignore the media hype about “likely voters” when real voters are on the ground determining the outcome of this election.

  46. October 26, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Here is 360 view of Robney Iowa speech, I am not even sure that is 1500 People?


    But, they did get cable tv to cover it, so, their is that.

  47. October 26, 2012 at 2:44 pm

  48. 162 yardarm756
    October 26, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Give this a try for some comic relief.

  49. 163 xtine
    October 26, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    [Strange, see date & now being reported?]:

    British ExxonMobil executive shot dead in Brussels
    Two men were spotted running away from scene of Nicholas Mockford’s killing on 14 October, reports say


  50. October 26, 2012 at 2:57 pm

  51. 165 hopefruit2
    October 26, 2012 at 3:02 pm

  52. 166 xtine
    October 26, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    [FLOTUS at yesterday’s fundraiser]:

    “What I tell folks is that although Barack is handsome, as some would say he’s fine–charming, incredibly smart, that’s really not why I married him,” Mrs. Obama said to laughter.

    “Absolutely not why I married him. What truly made me fall in love with Barack was his character. It is something we have watched for four years now. We have seen his decency and his honesty, his compassion and his conviction, and that’s the man I have always known.”


    On Friday, Mrs. Obama travels to La Jolla, CA for a fundraiser hosted by Irwin Jacobs, the billionare co-founder of Qualcomm, and his wife Joan.

    The White House, it should be noted, can choose any reporter to do pooling, and the reporter selected was from a local Hispanic newspaper. That voting bloc is crucial to Mr. Obama’s re-election.


    • 167 nathkatun7
      October 26, 2012 at 7:51 pm

      I am happy FLOTUS is coming to my neighborhood. I didn’t know the Jacobs supported President Obama. Qualcomm is really big here in San Diego.

  53. October 26, 2012 at 3:06 pm

  54. 169 JER
    October 26, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    VP Joe Biden to speak shortly in Kenosha, Wisconsin – http://www.cnn.com/video/flashLive/live.html?stream=1

  55. October 26, 2012 at 3:07 pm

  56. 171 cookemom
    October 26, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    LAST CHANCE!!!! Get your ’80’s Babies for Obama’ T-Shirts!! Get your ’90’s Babies for Obama’ T-Shirts!!! Get your “Kiss My__ (picture of a donkey), I’m Voting for Obama” T-Shirt!!!! All at a reduced low price of $9.99, including shipping!!! Hurry, delivery in 4-5 days!!!

    PS: Some of the proceeds will go toward the OFA campaign. Sales will be closing soon in order to get the money to the campaign.
    PPS: This is my #2’s contribution to the campaign. She and her friend designed the shirts in an attempt to get young folks enthused about this campaign.


  57. 172 Ladyhawke
    October 26, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Chronicling Mitt’s Mendacity, Vol. XL

    By Steve Benen


    A joke made the rounds this week, which resonated with me. It goes like this: a man dies, goes to heaven, stands before St. Peter, and see a huge wall of clocks. The man asks what all the clocks are for and St. Peter explains, “These are lie clocks. Everyone on earth has a lie clock. Every time a person lies, the clock hands move.”

    Pointing to one, the man says, “Whose clock is that?”

    “That’s Mother Teresa’s,” St. Peter answers. “The hands have never moved, indicating she never told a lie.”

    “Incredible,” the man responds. “And whose clock is that?”

    St. Peter responds, “That’s Abraham Lincoln’s. The hands moved twice telling us he told two lies in his entire life.”

    “Where is Mitt Romney’s clock?” the man asks.

    “Romney’s clock is in Jesus’ office,” St. Peter says. “He’s using it as a ceiling fan.”

    It’s obviously just a joke, but it reinforces an increasingly common observation about Romney’s casual relationship with the truth. Consider, for example, the 40th installment of my weekly series, chronicling Mitt’s mendacity.



  58. 173 57andfemale
    October 26, 2012 at 3:09 pm

  59. October 26, 2012 at 3:10 pm

  60. 175 xtine
    October 26, 2012 at 3:11 pm


    Speaking to reporters as he flew back to Washington after his final event, a massive rally on the tarmac at Cleveland’s airport, the President said he had fun–and he especially liked his “OTRs,” the “unscheduled” stops he made at a pizzeria, a donut store, and a Vegas cafeteria. (Above: In Cleveland)

    Visiting the press cabin aboard Air Force One shortly after take off, the President quipped that he had so much fun he would have continued his tour through Friday.

    “I’m ready for more but the Secret Service is running out of assets,” he joked. “So we’re going to have to let them regroup before we go at it again.”


    [Me, I was exhausted watching, reading, & trying to keep up w/ Ms. Chips’ posts! 🙂 Thank you, Chips!]

  61. October 26, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Ask Obama live is on MTV at 4.

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