January 7, 2012

"McCain mistakenly refers to Romney as Obama."

Oops. Just slur your words and say "Obamney" and maybe people won't notice.

Hey, am I the only one who thinks Rick Santorum looks like Jerry Seinfeld... especially when he's brightly lit from above and standing in front of a wall so that his head casts a shadow that makes it look like he's got his hair in a mullet?

And was Meade the only one who looked at this picture the NYT chose to illustrate its article about that new book about Barack-and-Michelle and thought the shadows made it look — especially with that black bow tie — like he had an Abe Lincoln hat-and-beard?

And remember 3 years ago, when Obama took office and all these commentators were comparing him to Lincoln? What the hell was that about? Before he did anything, he was like Lincoln... and then he won the Nobel Prize.

But you know who's not all there? McCain. That old guy must be senile. He said Obama when he meant Romney.

46 comments:

Big Mike said...

Well, I've always thought of Romney as "Obama light." (Huntsman is "Obama medium.")

I'm pretty certain that Romney's wealth has insulated him from truly understanding how serious America's economic situation has gotten under only 3 years of Obama, and I just can't see him as understanding how much hard work -- and sniping from the left -- he's going to have to go through to get us all back on track.

traditionalguy said...

It is another sign that McCain, Obama, and Romney are three green peas in a pod. They may size out differently but are of the same substance, which is the color of money.

AJ Lynch said...

Hate to say it but John McCain is the poster boy [Repub version] for all that has gone wrong in Washington in the last 30 years. It's time he retired.

Amexpat said...

Hey, am I the only one who thinks Rick Santorum looks like Jerry Seinfeld
No. Every time I see a photo of him it initially registers JS.

cassandra lite said...

Then there was Teddy Kennedy, trying to introduce Obama as "Osama"--three times. Nary a peep from any of the 57 states.

Tim said...

"And remember 3 years ago, when Obama took office and all these commentators were comparing him to Lincoln? What the hell was that about? Before he did anything, he was like Lincoln... and then he won the Nobel Prize."

It was outlandish to vote for Obama, the least experienced man ever nominated for the presidency by one of the two major parties, on the premise he was even remotely qualified for the office. Once one had talked themselves into that huge leap of faith across the canyon of reality, comparing Obama to Lincoln was just another step. Frankly, given the cult-like adoration of Obama, I'm surprised more idiots didn't imbue Obama with deity-like powers - oh wait a minute - the idiots did!

As for McCain, yeah, right - senile...and Obama for his own verbal miscues (remember "...57 states..." anyone?) is simply, what? Not senile? And what about the 53% of the American voters who put the nation's future at risk for a feel-good affirmative action hire? Not senile, too?

Tim said...

"Hate to say it but John McCain is the poster boy [Repub version] for all that has gone wrong in Washington in the last 30 years."

No doubt, there is much to dislike John McCain for, (and yes, he should not seek reelection) but his fight against pork and his undeniable patriotism and service to the nation in uniform make him more admirable than about 95% of the members of Congress, the executive and judicial branches. Barack Obama is, and always will be, a very small fraction of the man John McCain is.

Chip Ahoy said...

Does this horse make me look like Teddy Roosevelt?

No, but your spending makes you look like FDR, your malaise makes you look like Carter and your scandals make you look like Grant, that halo makes you look like Jesus while your graying hair and facial lines make you look like Morgan Freeman.

Sorry I asked.

Ron said...

Chip, if he calls himself a 'rough rider' he might get more votes...in certain districts.

Yes, Sanitarium does look like Cosignfeld....but I still say Althouse looks like Joan Blondell!

The Crack Emcee said...

You know who's not all there? McCain. That old guy must be senile. He said Obama when he meant Romney.

You like both so, shit, it must be an easy mistake to make. Or are you going senile? I can't keep up anymore.

Meade, watch her meds,...

deborah said...

During the last election I saw a clip of a Town Hall where Romney unconsciously, repeatedly referred to Obama as Osama.

edutcher said...

Dr Freud, please call your office. Someone has slipped in NH.

PS Well, the Gray Lady may eventually be right about one thing GodZero and the Rail Splitter ended up having in common - both started a civil war.

WV "juggrev" What two do to men.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

Must be the black-and-white, but to me the photo evokes Kennedy. It would not have been out of place in Life magazine.

Yesterday Hugh Hewitt was asking callers to say which candidate they would prefer to have in office in the event of a hot war in the Persian Gulf. Only one answer makes any sense-- Romney. Running a war is precisely like running a business. You have an objective which must be made clear to your subordinates. You have conditions, good and bad, which must be confronted honestly. You have human and physical resources that must be organized and applied effectively. Ultimately there is only one way to measure success. I just can't picture Gingrich, Santorum, or Huntsman providing anything like these qualities. Romney has done it several times, in several pursuits.

I appreciate the wisdom of my fellow conservatives here, but let's not talk ourselves into four more years of Obama. Romney is Obama light? Who would be acceptable to you, Grover Norquist?

Plenty of time remains for you to support your Santorum or your Gingrich, I don't blame you if you do. But I think you should decide now, that you will have the good sense to support whoever gets the Republican nomination. I will.

MayBee said...

Obama encouraged the Lincoln comparisons. Remember how he took the train for his inauguration? When I think about how crazed people were for Obama then, I almost can't believe it.

I see it growing a little bit, again. The press isn't quite as gaga for Obama, but they'll still cover for his unconstitutional power grabs because they still want him in power.

Dane County Taxpayer said...

McCain finally told the truth for once!

edutcher said...

Ron said...

Yes, Sanitarium does look like Cosignfeld....but I still say Althouse looks like Joan Blondell!

When she co-starred with Errol Flynn and Barbara Stanwyck, maybe, but not "Here Come the Brides".

Tyrone Slothrop said...

Yesterday Hugh Hewitt was asking callers to say which candidate they would prefer to have in office in the event of a hot war in the Persian Gulf. Only one answer makes any sense-- Romney.

Have to disagree. He'd run it like Robert McNamara ran the Vietnam War.

Perry might do a good job, even Newt, but Milton would obsess about stuff like body counts.

Jess said...

He'd run it like Robert McNamara ran the Vietnam War.

That's gonna leave a mark.

Perezoso said...

Slang---the grunt of the human hog. (Bierce)


grunt on, Hoghouse

Tyrone Slothrop said...

edutcher said...

Have to disagree. He'd run it like Robert McNamara ran the Vietnam War.


As much of an asshole as McNamara turned out to be, the nuts-and-bolts decisions he made as SecDef were mostly good ones. Vietnam was lost, not because of logistics, but because of politics.

EDH said...

"Hey, am I the only one who thinks Rick Santorum looks like Jerry Seinfeld..."

I always thought this guy looks like Seinfeld. It's pretty funny to think of Seinfeld in that situation.

MayBee said...

Rick Santorum is a political brawling bully who didn't know his place.
Michelle Obama is a smart, determined woman who overwhelms administration officials with the force of her personality.

AJ Lynch said...

Maybee - do you think the NYT would ever acknowledge it is the American version of Pravda when it is trying daily to tell the great unwashed how they should think and vote?

MayBee said...

AJLynch-
but people should want to think and vote like that! It's not propaganda, it's self-improvement!

AJ Lynch said...

Good one!

MayBee said...

I wonder how much longer women are going to accept the thesis that women who practice politics through their elected husbands are the most empowered-ist women of all.

LilEvie said...

Thank you Tyrone. I am wondering how some folks will be able to pivot when it's time to support Romney. Do they secretly prefer a lame duck Obama to a centrist republican?

AJ Lynch said...

Re politico wives, I think it is fair to say Hillary has only 12 years experience but she got quite a boost and started at the top by carpetbagging her way into the US Senate.

bgates said...

That old guy must be senile. He said Obama when he meant Romney.

I'm not sure if it's a greater indictment of your political judgement or your sense of humor that I can't tell whether that's supposed to be a joke.

Mark O said...

Wrong. Judge Reinhold, always about to lose the girl to a cool guy.

MayBee said...

My favorite line from the excerpt from the MO book:

Now they absorbed polling data that showed that Democratic voters loved seeing them together, according to several participants at the meeting.

This is why we need to stop caring about the families/spouses of politicians. It's all about giving the voters what they want to see. There is no reality.

chickenlittle said...

When I voted for McCain, I was really voting for Palin.

Writ Small said...

Did Ann deliberately make this thread to draw out whiffy, emotion-based, substance-free attacks on Romney? Well it worked.

Cedarford said...

Tim - "there is much to dislike John McCain for, (and yes, he should not seek reelection) but his fight against pork and his undeniable patriotism and service to the nation in uniform make him more admirable than about 95% of the members of Congress, the executive and judicial branches.

Barack Obama is, and always will be, a very small fraction of the man John McCain is."
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Military or Hero cop jock-sniffing has been described by some snide liberal cognoscenti as a hallmark of the latent fascist tendencies of some Republicans.
There is a kernel of truth to that.

While a Vet from a fast - receeding Gulf War, I do see overglorification in some conservatives of certain things military, even to their emplacement on a pantheon above all other Americans, and entitlement to be President, have lifetime Senate seats. Cults of SEAL worship, the Cult of the POW/MIA that briefly placed Jessica Lynch as a hero victim worthy of a Medal of Honor, according to some conservative Congressmen.
Or with cops? The conservative dislike of all government union workers except Hero Cops and Hero Firefighters - who find themselves exempted from laws designed to rein in costs and limit collective bargaining in Republican held states and cities.

Being former military, even with exemplary military creds like McGovern, Nixon, Eisenhower, HW Bush - is just a good credential on a resume - not an entitlement to be worshipped by the masses or ticket to high office.

It doesn't make a man far more of a man than someone who NERVER SERVED!!! - as some camo-jock sniffers claim.

NOT TO WORRY though! Liberals have their own cults of worship. Feminists that demand more money and power for feminists like themselves - are butt-kissed remorselessly by liberals as the highest form of humanity next to "The Civil Rights Legends".

Cedarford said...

chickenlittle said...
When I voted for McCain, I was really voting for Palin.

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Yes, that is what drives voters in most elections....who the VP is.
Lieberman almost defeated Cheney in 2000, same with Edwards in 2004.
1984 was a strong endorsement of HW Bush over Geraldine Ferraro. The 1984 HW Bush landslide was as significant as Spiro Agnews appeal with voters over Sargeant Shriver in 1972.

The Goddess Palin was just as important in 2008.

chickenlittle said...

It doesn't make a man far more of a man than someone who NERVER SERVED!!! - as some camo-jock sniffers claim.

@Cedarford: You do have certain "way with words" and I salute that. But, camo-jock is way too suggestive a term.

chickenlittle said...

Cedarford wrote Yes, that is what drives voters in most elections....who the VP is.

Well, your man Romney could cobble together victory depending on his choice.

Just sayin'

Big Mike said...

I appreciate the wisdom of my fellow conservatives here, but let's not talk ourselves into four more years of Obama. Romney is Obama light? Who would be acceptable to you, Grover Norquist?

I can only speak for myself, but I would have been happy if Romney were to say something along the lines that he has learned from the problems of "Romneycare" and that he understands how to fix "Obamacare." He comes across to me as a person who can't learn from his mistakes. Obama's worse, but that doesn't make Romney good

ken in sc said...

I am not especially impressed by military people. I spent 24 years in the military. I worked with some very good people , and some ass holes as well. The military does a good job of weeding out the bad guys, but it does not do a 100% job.

Cedarford said...

Chickenlittle -

I actually do agree that this particular election, the VP choice will be consequential for both Romney's prospects and as a signal on where Republicans are going in the future.

He picks another raw rookie like Palin, with lots of knowledge gaps and areas lacking in their experience - it could not only hurt the ticket - but the career of the VP selectee. Sure, the Goddess Palin made a ton of money after 2008 - but she is pretty much a joke now and will never get another shot at high elective office. In a sense, John McCain "ruined" her by putting her in a national candidate spot before she was ready.
Palin might have done well if she had had two successful terms as governor and people around that were mentoring and grooming her for a higher office after that. But we will never know, now.

That is the problem with some of the best people the Reps have now, outside "cursed with his last name" Jeb Bush and Haley "sorry you are from Mississippi" Barbour - the people the activists like a lot - Rubio, Christie, Martinez - have the same lack of time as Palin did. Just 2 years in office so far and both Rubio and Christie have discussed the need for more experience to avoid becoming "another Palin".

Cedarford said...

Big Mike - "but I would have been happy if Romney were to say something along the lines that he has learned from the problems of "Romneycare" and that he understands how to fix "Obamacare."

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Romney has said many times that while proud of his effort with Romneycare and voters in Mass liking it 3-1, it is flawed. Too many bells and whistles inserted by Democrats in the state, it did not cut or slow the rate of growth in costs as he hoped.

And that it will take all 50 states experimenting in an iterative process to come up with what works better than Romneycare. Romney wants the ability there for more insurers to come into a state and compete, further legalizing the ability of states and insurers to work together to reduce costs (drug prices, certain exorbitant fees, etc. the consideration of who pays for "free" medical care for illegal aliens and their anchor baby children..

Tyrone Slothrop said...

Big Mike said...

I can only speak for myself, but I would have been happy if Romney were to say something along the lines that he has learned from the problems of "Romneycare" and that he understands how to fix "Obamacare."


You mean something along these lines?

RightKlik said...
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RightKlik said...

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/off-topic-politics-religion/648942-rick-santorum.html

Jose_K said...

Lynch as a hero victim worthy of a Medal of Honor, according to the Wapo

Michael in ArchDen said...

I think Obama is like Lincoln everytime I see an Obama 2012 sticker...Both presidents knew that "You can fool some of the people all of the time..."!

Ambrose said...

And they told me if I voted for John McCain, people would care about things he said. Hey...