Romney Speaks at the Al Smith Dinner

A few hours ago, Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and the other guy he is running against attended the annual Al Smith Dinner. It is tradition for presidents to attend, and in election years, for both candidates to be present. Romney spoke first, and when he did, he revealed a sense of humor I doubt many knew he had. In this clip below, he mercilessly roasts the hapless Obama, gets a few shots in at the worthless media, and shows a charm and ease that suggests that he is truly hitting his stride in this contest. It is fun to watch:

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That had to hurt. Considering that he was sitting right there, I suppose the only thing to do now is put Chris Matthews on suicide watch.

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  1. 1
    Cougar1978 growls and barks:

    Sure, put Chrissy Tinkles on Suicide Watch. He threatens suicide, we’ll watch and see if he actually does it.

    Sorry, but I have no sympathy for these libtard Goebbels Propagandist Cunt-drips.

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    LC MaxMomFL growls and barks:

    Maybe it’s the extreme sleep deprivation talking, but that was darn hilarical. I was LOL’ing all though it; especially in evil glee seeing Obama nervously drinking his “water” whenever a particularly sharp stinging jab hit his dewy soft rose petal of an ego.
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    irish19 growls and barks:

    What a great speech! He finished on just the right note. The shots before that were just stupendous! :em01:

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    red_five growls and barks:

    That was outstanding. Obama was laughing, probably to save face, but I was surprised to see Tingles actually seeming to be enjoying himself up there. Maybe he found the secret stash of sacramental wine or something.

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    LC Jackboot IC/A growls and barks:

    Gotta agree with y’all. Thought the Mittster got in a few pretty snappy jabs in at Ogabe’s expense. That couldn’t not have hurt his image at all.

    Meanwhile back at the ranch, things indeed are looking up and the wind is at Romney’s back. When Obama needs to worry about Jersey, Colorado and West Virginia it’s a problem.

    I agree (on rare occasions) with Karl Rove, an incumbent with <50% polling this close to the election is in deeeeeep shit.
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  6. 6
    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    I literally stumbled across this last night as I was switching channels. New blog post coming soon!
    (Coffee first!)
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    BigDogg growls and barks:

    I find myself thinking of Mitt as more and more Reagan-esque as days go by. This easily could’ve been a Ronald Reagan speech. I have not consumed the Koolaid, and I hope that it’s not just wishful thinking on my part. A very deep and strong part of me remains skeptical, ready to be disappointed by milquetoast moderatism. But maybe …

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    RDM growls and barks:

    I could kinda tell it was going to be bad for Obama from the look on Romney’s face right before he started speaking. There was a definite “cat that ate the canary” look.

  9. 9
    RDM growls and barks:

    RDM says:

    I could kinda tell it was going to be bad for Obama from the look on Romney’s face right before he started speaking. There was a definite “cat that ate the canary” look.

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    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan growls and barks:

    BigDogg says:

    I find myself thinking of Mitt as more and more Reagan-esque as days go by. This easily could’ve been a Ronald Reagan speech. I have not consumed the Koolaid, and I hope that it’s not just wishful thinking on my part. A very deep and strong part of me remains skeptical, ready to be disappointed by milquetoast moderatism. But maybe …

    I see what you mean BigDogg, he does have a Reagan-esque delivery, though to be fair I think Reagan’s was more who he was and Mitt’s is training. As for policy……… that I think is up to us. Romney’s history is dancing with the gal that brought him, in Mass. he was more liberal than any of us would want, as President, when he must answer to us? I think he’ll fall in line at least to a certain extent and represent the folks that put him there. The onus is on us to stay vocal, stay engaged, don’t let him stray.

    If we do that, when his term is over I think we’ll be able to say he was a wonderful administrator, with some policy weaknesses but he started us on the road back.

    And yes…. I’m aware that these glasses have a strong rose tint to them. I’m just trying to look for the best.

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    RDM growls and barks:

    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan @ #:

    Do keep in mind you do have to qualify his term in Massachusetts at least a little bit with “an 85% democratic legislature”. Vetoes, not possible.

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    BigDogg says:

    I find myself thinking of Mitt as more and more Reagan-esque as days go by. This easily could’ve been a Ronald Reagan speech. I have not consumed the Koolaid, and I hope that it’s not just wishful thinking on my part. A very deep and strong part of me remains skeptical, ready to be disappointed by milquetoast moderatism. But maybe …

    Mitt is turning out better than we gave him initial credit for. He IS a well experienced businessman, which is what we need. Not some politik aparatchik, but somebody that knows business! Even should we be slightly off kilter, and the fascist policy of the government actually owning all means of production be the end result, at least this guy knows how to run that business model! :em03:
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  13. 13
    Sir Fresh Sign growls and barks:

    Starting to feel pity for The Wizard of Ahhs, Errs, and Uhms

  14. 14
    BigDogg growls and barks:

    Sir Fresh Sign says:

    Starting to feel pity for The Wizard of Ahhs, Errs, and Uhms

    PITY???? FOR WHO???? Come over here, you need a good swift kick in the ass.

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    It’s a pity obama isn’t in jail….or standing trail for treason against the United States and the Constitution, ..or impeached…I can think of others, but mercy, ptiy isn’t on that list.

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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    LC HJ Caveman82952 @ #:

    It’s a pity obama isn’t in jail….or standing trail for treason against the United States and the Constitution, ..or impeached…I can think of others, but mercy, ptiy isn’t on that list.

    And that is a question I would like to ask Romney. If/when he takes office, he is going to have to do a lot of house cleaning. Will he have his people follow the various trails to determine of a criminal investigation should be done, and of so, is he willing to follow that trail no matter where it goes?
    Will he have his AG prosecute those who were in the Obama administration of it is warranted?
    Inquiring minds want to know!
    :em06:
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  17. 17
    LC Mike in Chi growls and barks:

    Zero’s turn…

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    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    RDM @ #:

    “Vetoes, not possible.”

    Maybe vetoes weren’t sustainable, i.e., symbolic only, but they were possible – they could have been done.

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    RDM growls and barks:

    Fa Cube Itches @ #:

    To what useful end?

  20. 20
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    The $831,000,000,000 economic “stimulus” that President Obama spearheaded and signed into law requires his administration to release quarterly reports on its effects. But “the most transparent administration in the history of our country” is now four reports behind schedule and has so far not released any reports whatsoever in 2012. Its most recent quarterly report is for the quarter than ended on June 30, 2011.

    One wonders how the administration would treat a private citizen who acted like such a scofflaw in response to one of Obama’s principal legislative initiatives. It certainly appears that this administration, which is so very fond of regulating Americans’ lives — witness the 13,000 pages of Obamacare regulations it has already penned — doesn’t hold itself accountable to the same set of rules that it’s so eager to compel the American people to obey.

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    sablegsd growls and barks:

    Sir Fresh Sign says:

    Starting to feel pity for The Wizard of Ahhs, Errs, and Uhms

    Don’t make me sic my dog on ya!

  22. 22
    Tallulah growls and barks:

    This practically made me plotz:

    Want to get RID of Persistent, Embarrassing B-O?

    Use Lifebuoy Soap!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf6pGS6ruqI

    Ladies and Gents (and Others… you know who you are!) — we have our CAMPAIGN THEME SONG. Any of you oldtimers remember the old Lifebuoy BEE-Oh commercials? well, we got some B-O to get rid of right now!

  23. 23
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    Tallulah @ #:

    Shellack Barack!

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    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    RDM @ #:

    “To what useful end?”

    To clearly show that it is being done *against* his will. To show that he will use what power he has to stop it, even if momentarily. To show that anticipatory surrender isn’t the default position of an (at least nominally) conservative leader. To define himself for the future, since he had dreams of holding higher office. To show that he’s not a “get along, go along” guy.

    To show, like Wake Island, the Alamo, Camerone, and Brest-Litovsk that “This ain’t gonna be easy, pal; this is the measure of our will..”

    It’s playing the long game: present loss against future gain.

    But hey, present loss for future loss is always an option, too, I guess – and for the Republicans, it’s the traditional one.

  26. 26
    LC LOBO growls and barks:

    Looks like we may have a harder time getting rid of that bo than we thought. UN to monitor US elections.

    United Nations-affiliated election monitors from Europe and central Asia will be at polling places around the U.S. looking for voter suppression activities by conservative groups, a concern raised by civil rights groups during a meeting this week. The intervention has drawn criticism from a prominent conservative-leaning group combating election fraud.

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), a United Nations partner on democratization and human rights projects, will deploy 44 observers around the county on Election Day to monitor an array of activities, including potential disputes at polling places.
    Liberal-leaning civil rights groups met with representatives from the OSCE this week to raise their fears about what they say are systematic efforts to suppress minority voters likely to vote for President Obama.

    The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the NAACP and the ACLU, among other groups, warned this month in a letter to Daan Everts, a senior official with OSCE, of “a coordinated political effort to disenfranchise millions of Americans — particularly traditionally disenfranchised groups like minorities.”

    Looks like they can’t get voter ID laws stuck down fast enough, so they’ll bring in the blue helmets to cry foul. If you see one at your polling place, kick the shit out of them. They have no legal authority on US soil.

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    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan growls and barks:

    LC LOBO says:

    Looks like they can’t get voter ID laws stuck down fast enough, so they’ll bring in the blue helmets to cry foul. If you see one at your polling place, kick the shit out of them. They have no legal authority on US soil.

    Little girl has been going to the polls with me since she was born, learning that voting is a duty. If I would see a UN vermin at my polling place she would learn something about violence.

    Fa Cube Itches says:

    To clearly show that it is being done *against* his will. To show that he will use what power he has to stop it, even if momentarily. To show that anticipatory surrender isn’t the default position of an (at least nominally) conservative leader. To define himself for the future, since he had dreams of holding higher office. To show that he’s not a “get along, go along” guy.

    To show, like Wake Island, the Alamo, Camerone, and Brest-Litovsk that “This ain’t gonna be easy, pal; this is the measure of our will..”

    It’s playing the long game: present loss against future gain.

    But hey, present loss for future loss is always an option, too, I guess – and for the Republicans, it’s the traditional one.

    I agree with the concept, though there are times the best bet is give a small victory and fight for the big one. Like you said, it’s playing the long game and one strategy does not fit all situations.

    Note…. I’m not saying that is what Mitt did. Personally I think he rolled over like a whipped cur far to often, but a case can be made that raging against the machine is not always the best approach.

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    LC LOBO says:

    Looks like they can’t get voter ID laws stuck down fast enough, so they’ll bring in the blue helmets to cry foul. If you see one at your polling place, kick the shit out of them. They have no legal authority on US soil.

    Violence is a totally viable option.
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  29. 29
    RDM growls and barks:

    Fa Cube Itches @ #:

    No. It’s present loss for no gain whatsoever. You think that doing a bunch of overridden vetoes in Massachusetts actually gains a single thing? Really?

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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    RDM @ #:

    No. It’s present loss for no gain whatsoever. You think that doing a bunch of overridden vetoes in Massachusetts actually gains a single thing? Really?

    In Massachusetts? no, it wouldn’t. In the rest of the country? Sure. It would show that even though he was going to be overridden, he stood by his principles.

    In New Hampshire, we have a democrat governor and the legislature flipped massively republican in 2010. The governor has been overridden repeatedly but he still stood by his wrong headed principles. I can respect that if nothing else he stands for. (A couple of his vetoes were actually upheld too)
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    LC TerribleTroy growls and barks:

    @ Fa Cubes

    I’m curious, and seeing as how you are becoming a regular participant here, I wonder if you would be willing to share with the community how you define yourself on the political spectrum? I consider myself a conservative (not to be confused with republican) that has libertarian leanings, late 40s, rural heartland based, spent yrs in the high end security industry based out of DC providing close protection and other specialized services. Just curious about you and can understand if you prefer to not share that kinda info. It is apparent that you’re not a fan of Romney and I can understand that perspective. As I said, I’m just curious

  32. 32
    LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E. growls and barks:

    Romney turning into Reagan Mk II?

    I’m not promising it, but I won’t be surprised either. Remember, Reagan started out as an ortodox liberal during the 1930s, and had his eyes opened. Then there was Jeanne Kirkpatrick, who was an orthodox liberal professor of political science during the 1960s … until she got her eyes opened by JImmie Peanut. One little, but momentous step, her speech” Dictators and Double Standarfs”, later expanded into a book, started her on the road. We still use her phrase “The Blame America First Democrats”. Once she broke, she began reexamining her other beliefs and ended up becoming perhaps more reaganesque than Reagan; she never cut any deals with Tip O’Neil. A lot of us kept telling each other that Romney really had no ideological principles. That may not have been such a bad thing after all; it left him more open to develop principles. Trust but verify … and pray he might just make it. It will be eating crow for me, but I would be happy to do so.
    Wouldn’t it be ironic if the man we all opposed turned out to be the very man we wanted, in disguise. And a perfect counter to the man that over half the country thought they wanted, who turned out to be the worst president in history. I love irony.

  33. 33

    After the Roast, after the debates, and after review, I’m quite liking Mitt. Not even so much as the lesser of two evils, but as the better option by far. :em03:
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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    President Obama is getting so desperate about Romney-trending election polls that he is calling on an old, discarded ally to help his get out the vote effort: Rev. Jeremiah Wright. According to former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, “If Obama looks as if he’s going black, he could turn off white people. So he’s largely been lying low on the race issues – visibly pushing for the Latino vote, the gay vote, the women’s vote, but not the black vote. But last weekend, he held a conference call with a collection of black preachers that included his old pastor, Jeremiah Wright. He wanted to talk to them about getting out the vote.”

    Wright, of course, was so controversial that then-candidate Obama was forced to throw him under the bus during the 2008 election cycle. Wright told author Edward Klein that Obama tried to pay him $100,000 to keep his mouth shut during the election cycle.

    And now Jeremiah Wright’s back, and better than ever. When push comes to shove, Obama’s still Jeremiah Wright’s mentee.

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    RDM growls and barks:

    angrywebmaster @ #:

    And having done that, would have had no platform to run for president from, and wouldn’t have any budget balancing or any achievements at all, instead of mixed achievements. Vetoing just for the heck of it when it stands zero chance of being upheld accomplishes precisely nothing save making it so that it would be impossible to pass ANYTHING.

    Although I would be fascinated if you had a president come in and say that “all bills, no matter what their content, are subject to my automatic veto, so don’t pass anything that doesn’t have two thirds approval. Have a nice day.”

    It wouldn’t end well, but it would be fascinating.

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    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    RDM @ #:

    “You think that doing a bunch of overridden vetoes in Massachusetts actually gains a single thing? ”

    Yes. If you’re considered a squish who’s weak on a lot of key issues to the Right, including guns, vetoing a piece of blatantly unconstitutional legislation makes you look stronger to a bunch of the people who could be voting, donating to, and volunteering for you. It costs you nothing, yet it will help you in a national election.

    But again, caving to the Left, expanding statism, and crushing liberty are always viable options, too.

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    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    LC TerribleTroy @ #:

    “I’m curious, and seeing as how you are becoming a regular participant here, I wonder if you would be willing to share with the community how you define yourself on the political spectrum?”

    Overall, I’m a minarchist, I guess – on most things, government should either stay out of the equation, or only play a small role, but I acknowledge that there are some areas where it must be active (national defense, for example). I don’t care overly much about social issues, at least to the extent that everyone involved is of age, consents, and aren’t interfering with others. If people are to have liberty, they have the right to do a lot of things that others will find stupid/offensive. But if someone insists on forcing their agenda on me, then I figure I’m justified in staking out a position on it. I don’t care much for statists of any ilk, I despise socialists/communists, and I’m not a fan of predatory criminals.

    “It is apparent that you’re not a fan of Romney”

    My only real distaste for Romney is that he seems to have strong statist tendencies. He seems to be a decent guy, and I’m confident he’s far better than Obama. I’m just not sold on him being a good choice. He may prove himself, though.

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    RDM growls and barks:

    Fa Cube Itches @ #:
    More or less where I sit on most issues. Call me a localist, saying things should be handled at the most local level practicable, with the individual being most local of all. Just don’t see the point of a politician uselessly raging against the machine when it has a zero percent chance of achieving good and a positive chance of making achieving any good impossible – a chief executives role in that is much different than that of a legislator.

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    LC TerribleTroy growls and barks:

    @ Fa Cubes

    Thanks for the response.

  41. 41
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    So the Obama campaign slogan is Bin Laden is dead and GM is alive.

    Maybe it should be 4 Americans are dead and Al Queda is alive.

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    LC TerribleTroy growls and barks:

    HA has a link to a article in Time magazine that claims to provide the accounts of the attack in benghazi as told by the people acting as gate grunts for the consulate. Kinda interesting. If truthful, the ambassadors close protection personnel left him at the consulate. Absolutely shameful……throughout this whole thing I have been wondering where the ambassadors DPS personnel were from a accountability perspective.

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    RDM growls and barks:

    Incidentally …

    Although the Democratic super majority in the state legislator refused to budge. Romney vetoed 844 pieces of legislation, with over 700 overridden.

    http://www.conservapedia.com/Mitt_Romney

  44. 44
    RDM growls and barks:

    So 211 vetoes a year.


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