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  • Carney: Obama Not Understood Because He Spoke In "Shorthand" Since He Is A Law Professor

    04/05/2012 2:36:04 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 204 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 5, 2012
    <p>White House press secretary Jay Carney tells the press corps that President Obama's attack on the Supreme Court was misunderstood because he was speaking in "shorthand" since he is a former professor of law.</p> <p>Henry: The president is a former constitutional law professor. One of his professors is Laurence Tribe. He now says, in his words, the president obviously misspoke earlier this week, quote he didnt say what he meant and having said that in order to avoid misleading anyone, he had to clarify it. I thought yesterday you were saying repeatedly that he did not misspeak. What do you make of the presidents former law professor saying he did?</p>
  • Mending Fences

    04/05/2012 6:31:58 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 79 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 04-05-12 | Stoutcat
    Now that the dust is settling in the Republican candidate stakes, it looks like Mitt will be our nominee. And Im fine with that. Really. I am. After four years of President Downgrade, we will need to do some fast damage control if we hope to regain even a bit of our former standing in the world community. With that in mind, I have several suggestions for actions President Romney can take very soon after he is sworn in: 1.Contact someone in England and suggest that, because of the very special relationship that exists between the two countries, wed really...
  • Biden: 'Thank You Dr. Pepper'

    03/28/2012 2:34:16 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 23 replies
    Vice President Joe Biden made yet another gaffe today when he mistakenly called Scott Community College President Dr. Theresa Paper quote "Dr. Pepper
  • 6 political gaffes that left an impression

    03/26/2012 7:47:43 AM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies · 20+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/26/12 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    While the screen of an Etch A Sketch can be erased with a shake, it won't be so easy for Mitt Romney to shake off the campaign metaphor created when his aide implied the candidate's positions could be easily reset for the general election, just like the toy. Some of the other enduring campaign metaphors branded into the minds of voters in past presidential campaigns:Rick Perry's "oops" moment: The Texas governor suffered brain freeze during a debate,...John Edwards' $400 haircut: ...Howard Dean's scream: ...Bob Dole's fall off the stage: ...Michael Dukakis' helmet-and-tank photo: ... Gerald Ford's Poland comment: ...
  • Ann Romney Urges Folks to Lighten Up

    03/22/2012 5:30:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Fox 8 Cleveland ^ | March 22, 2012 | Ashley Killough, CNN
    Ann Romney, wife of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, said Wednesday she laughed when she first heard that actor Robert De Niro had used her name in a controversial joke. I took it for what it was: a joke, Romney said on CNNs Piers Morgan Tonight. We take everything so seriously. Earlier in the day, De Niro apologized for making the quip at a fundraiser for President Barack Obamas re-election campaign. At the event, De Niro mentioned Ann Romney, as well as Callista Gingrich and Karen Santorum, then asked: Now do you really think our country is ready for a...
  • Mitt Romney's 'Cadillac Flub' is Only One of Many

    02/24/2012 1:09:12 PM PST · by AnTiw1 · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | Reid J. Epstein
    For Mitt Romney, ad-libbing is becoming a liability. At the end of a 35-minute speech Friday to the Detroit Economic Club at this citys football stadium, Romney offered yet another YouTube-worthy moment for his GOP rivals to exploit reminding the well-heeled executives that his family owns four Detroit-made-cars, including two Cadillacs. Though they may be made in Michigan, owning two of the pricey cars - which cost between $35,000 and $49,000, according to the campaign, will only reinforce the image that hes out of touch with working-class Americans.
  • Santorum Warns of Iran Attack on North Dakota

    02/16/2012 3:11:03 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 134 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/16/2012 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Rick Santorum made an odd comment in North Dakota on Wednesday. Praising the state for its energy production, he warned his audience that its success in the field might lead to terrorist attacks. CNN reports: Rick Santorum warned a quiet North Dakota audience Wednesday that their states booming oil industry positioned the region as a prime target for terrorism. Folks, youve got energy here. Theyre going to bother you
  • Politico Thinks the Wisconsin State Flag is a Union Flag

    02/15/2012 11:12:40 AM PST · by TexasNative2000 · 23 replies
    Politico | 2/15/2012 | Vanity
    The active page has been pulled, but here is a screenshot of an earlier Politico report. The reporter claims that President Obama is showing his support of unions by flying a flag representing Wisconsin Local #1848.Sorry, lady. That is Wisconsin's State Flag.Donovan Slack is listed as Politico's "lead writer for '44', a living diary of the Obama presidency."
  • Bachmann: "I haven't had a gaffe"

    11/18/2011 1:37:45 PM PST · by TBBT · 69 replies
    thehill ^ | 11/18/2011 | Christian Heinze
    Michele Bachmann, making the case on Fox News that she's the safest candidate in a rather jaw-dropping statement. BACHMANN: I haven't had a gaffe or something that I've done that has caused me to fall in the polls. People see in me someone who's genuinely a social conservative, a fiscal conservative, a national security conservative and a Tea Partier. I'm the whole package. And when it comes to the best Republican who take on Barack Obama and not have any clunker in my record to be able to take him on, it's me. And I've been involved as a private...
  • Leon Panetta Makes Foreign Policy Gaffe (Says INDIA is a THREAT to America, like China)

    11/18/2011 3:32:08 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 61 replies
    WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | November 17, 2011, 5:35 PM ET | Adam Entous
    <p>We face the threats from rising powers China, India, others that we have to always have sufficient force protection out there in the Pacific to make sure they know were never going anywhere, Mr. Panetta said during a visit to a shipyard in Groton, Conn., where he toured a submarine, the Mississippi, in the final stages of construction.</p>
  • Obama Doesn't Know Much About Geography

    11/16/2011 6:34:00 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Nov.16, 2011 | Mark Whittington
    COMMENTARY | Proving again that one cannot make a dumb statement if one is a liberal Democrat, President Barack Obama recently had a news conference in Hawaii in which he suggested the 50th state of the union was "here in Asia." Obama has, from time to time, fractured his geography. In a speech in Iowa last year he referred to Europe as a country. Obama once referred to the 57 states of the Union he had visited at a campaign stop in Oregon. The media, when it notes them at all, tends to pass on the president's alternate geography without...
  • Cains campaign on Libya gaffe: He had four hours of sleep last night and was taken out of context

    11/14/2011 8:32:53 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 127 replies
    HotAir ^ | Monday November 14, 2011
    Good enough? The video is being taken out of context, said spokesman JD Gordon. He was taking questions for about 30 to 40 minutes on four hours of sleep. He didnt say anything wrong or in accurate; it just took him a while to recall the specifics of Libya. Gordon added, It just took him a while to gain his bearings. The clip was posted unedited by the Journal-Sentinel so I dont know what context he thinks was missing. Is there some context that would explain why he needed the editorial board to remind him whether Obama is pro- or...
  • Video: Perry implodes; Update: Campaign is over, says top fundraiser

    11/09/2011 8:00:06 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 125 replies · 1+ views
    HotAir ^ | Wednesday November 9, 2011
    Via Business Insider. A few choice quotes. Larry Sabato: To my memory, Perrys forgetfulness is the most devastating moment of any modern primary debate. Rich Lowry: That might be the most uncomfortable moment Ive ever witnessed in presidential politics. [.....] Update: CNN, live in the spin room: Im sure glad I had my boots on because I sure stepped in it out there. Update: WaPos Aaron Blake tweets: Top Perry fundraiser to me: Perry campaign is over. Time for him to go home and refocus on being Gov of TX.
  • Karl Rove: The Herman Cain Boomlet Is Over (Says his Gaffes are Deadly)

    10/24/2011 7:44:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 158 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/24/2011 | Zeke Miller
    GOP strategist and former Bush advisor Karl Rove laid out all the reasons why he believes Herman Cain's presidential campaign is finished. In an interview with Fox Business, Rove listed several of Cain's recent gaffes and policy positions that are out of line with many GOP voters to show why the Cain boomlet won't continue. "I think it has created an image of him as not being up to this task," he said. "Thats really deadly." Despite the missteps, Cain's fundraising topped his third quarter numbers in just three weeks with the campaign raising over $3 million...
  • Herman Cain's gaffes undermine his credibility

    10/23/2011 1:32:35 PM PDT · by rzman21 · 46 replies
    Conservative Home USA ^ | 10/23/2011 | Conservative Home USA
    John Rossomando Follow John on Twitter Confucius once said that you dont mean what you say unless you say what you mean. But increasingly Herman Cain has shown a difficulty in conveying what he really means. And this becomes even more crucial as Cains views fall under the microscope that he largely avoided prior to unleashing his stroke of marketing genius with his 9-9-9 plan. But pitfalls such as the details of that plan or his stance on abortion show he either hasnt thought through his strategy or recognized the need to message discipline. He showed excellent discipline as recently...
  • Vice President Joe Biden doesn't know who Van Jones is

    10/04/2011 8:01:57 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 35 replies
    970 WFLA ^ | 10/4/11
    Tuesday morning on AM Tampa Bay on 970 WFLA, Vice President Joe Biden was asked by Jack Harris about the Occupy Wall Street Movement. The VP said "I really don't know about the Van Jones group, except what I read in the press." The group is currently protesting in New York City against the social and economic inequality, corporate greed and the influence of corporate money and lobbyists on government. Later in his response in talking about the frustration seen in the Tea Party and the Occupy Wall Street Group, Biden said "you have on the one end Van Jones'...
  • VIDEO: Herb Cain answers Palins flavor-of-the-week comments ("With all due respect")

    09/28/2011 3:30:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 190 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/28/2011 | Tina Korbe
    “With all due respect” is one of those phrases — like “no offense” or “bless his heart” — that’s often used to mask an objection or an insult. So, was Sarah Palin belittling Herman Cain when “with all due respect” she said he’s just the flavor of the week? For that matter, was it playful or patronizing on her part to refer to him by a nickname of her own devising? For what it’s worth, “Herb Cain” himself isn’t affronted by her remarks.From Dave Weigel: [T]he Cain campaign dismisses this with a laugh. “No one calls him ‘Herb’ or ‘Herm,’”...
  • Oops! White House fails basic geography test

    09/27/2011 10:45:52 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    cnn.com ^ | Sept. 27, 2011
    Looks like someone in the White House press office needs to brush up on his or her U.S. geography. The press office issued credentials to those reporters and photojournalists who are covering the presidents trip this week to Washington state, California, and Colorado. The credential even provides a handy graphic highlighting (in white) which states the president will visit. The only problem? Wyoming is highlighted, not Colorado.
  • Obama's Approval Ratings Among Jewish Voters Plummeting

    09/26/2011 5:42:31 PM PDT · by Freemarkets101 · 24 replies
    Brian Koenig ^ | 9/26/11 | Brian Koenig
    Obama's approval ratings, now a record-breaking low among Jewish voters, are almost as pathetic as his ability to omit gaffes from his campaign speeches (every speech he makes these days is a campaign speech). Spouting to the Congressional Black Caucus this weekend, the President somehow managed to confuse "janitors" with "Jews." (LA Times) - When you start saying, at a time when the top one-tenth of 1 percent has seen their incomes go up four or five times over the last 20 years, and folks at the bottom have seen their incomes decline - and your response is that you...
  • New gaffe: Obama confuses Jews with janitors

    09/26/2011 9:48:51 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 61 replies
    LAT ^ | 9/26/11 | Andrew Malcolm
    President Obama spoke to the Congressional Black Caucus awards banquet over the weekend. Those folks will stick with him in 2012, of course. But they've been somewhat miffed in recent months that the first post-partisan president is doing too many deals with those Republicans and seeming to give in. So, Obama needed to give the crowd some presidential love. He even brought his wife along. As with virtually all of Obama's speeches recently, the Democrat's remarks dealt with selling his jobs legislation, as if it wasn't DOA on Capitol Hill. The first black president got to reminiscing about some other...