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Over at Politico, Dylan Byers is reporting that a extremist Israelophile political action committee, led by Bill Kristol, is sending out robo-calls that feature a phony debate between Barack Obama and Bibi Netanyahu.

This is beyond reprehensible, of course, and entirely unsurprising. It should be remembered whenever Kristol or any of his warmongering, out-of-the-mainstream pals criticize the President for going too far–as they have repeatedly this year, especially over ads dealing with Bain Capital.

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MichaelTomecek
MichaelTomecek

Yesterday, Haaretz, the oldest Israeli daily newspaper, endorsed President Obama. This is important endorsement since they are in the middle of everything in the mid east and if an American voter might not be sure which candidate wd be better for Israel, w/ all the statments going back and forth, here is the answer. Israel is important to us.http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/obama-is-good-for-israel-1.473888

73yearoldVet
73yearoldVet

Joe you are such a political hack.

I think you need a little bit of humor to go with your partisan garbagestories.

Are you a Democrat, a Republican, or a Southerner?

Here is a little test that will help you decide:

You're walking down a deserted street with your wife and two smallchildren.Suddenly, an Islamic Terrorist with a huge knife comes around thecorner,locks eyes with you,screams obscenities, praises Allah, raisesthe knife, and charges at you...

You are carrying  a Kimber 1911 cal. 45 ACP, and you are an expertshot.You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family.What do you do?

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Democrat's Answer:

• Well, that's not enough information to answer the question!

• Does the man look poor or oppressed?

• Have I ever done anything to him that wouldinspire him to attack?

• Could we run away?

• What does my wife think?

• What about the kids?

• Could I possibly swing the gun like aclub and knock the knife out of his hand?

• What does the law say about this situation?

• Does the pistol have appropriate safety built into it?

•Why am I carrying a loaded gun anyway, and what kind of message does this sendto society and to my children?

• Is it possible he'd be happy with justkilling me?

• Does he definitely want to kill me, or would he be contentjust to wound me?

• If I were to grab his knees and hold on, could my familyget away while he was stabbing me?

• Should I call 9-1-1?

• Why is thisstreet so deserted?

• We need to raise taxes, have paint & weed day.

• Can we make this a happier, healthier street that would discouragesuch behavior

.• I need to debate this with some friends for a few days andtry to come to a consensus

.• This is all so confusing!

******************************************************** 

Republican's Answer

BANG!

**********************************************************

 Southerner's Answer:

BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!BANG ! BANG! BANG!BANG! Click..... (Sounds of reloading) BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! Click

Daughter: 'Nice grouping, Daddy!

''Were those the Winchester Silver Tips or Hollow Points?! '

KevinGroenhagen
KevinGroenhagen

I wonder if Slow Joe has lined up a good therapist to help him after November 6.

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

I feel nothing but pity for the poor soul that actually listens to robo-calls.

nhautamaki
nhautamaki

@73yearoldVet 

Here's a better test:

Do you fantasize in great detail about a world where your government works to defend and promote people's individual rights and prosperity?

-Liberal

Do you fantasize in great detail about gunning down Islamic terrorists?

-Republican

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@73yearoldVet 

While I'm sure you guys would be proud to shoot gleefully at people in the street, a sensible person would consider line of sight or bullet penetration.  Either way, many studies have shown that in situations like this most people don't react in time (or don't react at all) when armed and faced with deadly force.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@73yearoldVet 

********************************************************Republican's AnswerBANG!**********************************************************Southerner's Answer:BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!BANG ! BANG! BANG!BANG! Click..... (Sounds of reloading) BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! ClickDaughter: 'Nice grouping, Daddy!''Were those the Winchester Silver Tips or Hollow Points?! '

When you slay mythical creatures like 'libruls' or paulejbs 100s of millions of radical muslims; use silver. It even kills Werewolfs. Plus it stimulates the precious metal market.

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@ahandout 

Wow, that totally looks like a non-biased site.  I see "You didn't build that" on the list, a quote taken deliberately out of context.  Is this really all you guys have?

ifthethunderdontgetya
ifthethunderdontgetya

@DonQuixotic  

 I live in Columbus, Ohio, and haven't answered the phone until someone starts leaving a message in two months.

 Unfortunately, my answering maching (circa 1990s) is now almost broken...it goes off all day long.

~

ahandout
ahandout

@MrObvious @73yearoldVet Gun humor with liberals?  It's a lost cause.  First they fear guns, not just the actual weapon, the word.  It makes them tremble.  Second, liberals don't have a sense of humor, unless it's something, crass, about sex, or juvenile.

shepherdwong
shepherdwong

@Ivy_B

Shorter Pierce (though, as always, well worth the read): Political choices are always, always, the choice of the lesser of evils.

doddeb
doddeb

I live in Columbus as well.  Have been getting between 6-10 robos a day.  The other day OFA called me three times.  AFL-CIO is another regular caller.  Yesterday I only got two calls.  I told my mom that I was feeling unwanted and unloved.  The TV commercials are unbearable.

Paul,nnto
Paul,nnto

@ahandout @MrObvious @73yearoldVet  Your stereotype of citizens to the left of you and their feelings about the weaponry is hilarious. 

Way more amusing than what you and your co-shut ins see as "gun humor".

The bold bed wetter caucus is well represented here. 

MrObvious
MrObvious

@Paul,nnto

Who knows; for all their though talk and bravado they sure run away from the most simply question possible.

Paul,nnto
Paul,nnto

@MrObvious @Ivy_B Is there any chance that tough talking rightists on comments threads wouldn't wet their (very) adult diapers if anyone with a shade darker than ivory looked at them sideways?

MrObvious
MrObvious

@Ivy_B

He had 73 years to develop some; you can't teach old dogs...

dawnorthen
dawnorthen

@mantisdragon91 @73yearoldVet @MrObvious [sarcasm] no bro didnt you know nixon was a model president? he was a good, god fearing white christian male who just happened to have to put those dirty baby killing liberals in their place so they dont destroy the nation with things like gay marriage rights and helping the nation prosper. [/end sarcasm]

MrObvious
MrObvious

@73yearoldVet

Why would 'we' liberals be 'history' if something comes out before the election?

73yearoldVet
73yearoldVet

@DonQuixotic @ahandout  

Now lets make sure we have all the angles of this cover-up covered. We don't want the truth to come out before the election or I'm history and so are the rest of you Liberals.

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@ahandout @DonQuixotic 

Do you ever get tired of making things up, or not reading my links?  What do you even want to know about the Czars, or what do you THINK they do, exactly?

"As far as strictly solo press conferences, President Obama has given two fewer than President George W. Bush did in his first four years (15 vs. 17). President Bush gave 33 in his second term. President Clinton gave 44 in his first terms and 18 in his second term. H.W. Bush gave 84 solo in four years. President Reagan gave 27 solo in his first term, and 19 solo in his second. President Carter gave 59.President Obama has given more interviews to reporters than any of his immediate predecessors through Sept. 10 of their first terms. He's given 216 interviews; President George W. Bush gave 76; President Clinton 82; George H.W. Bush 87. President Obama's addresses and remarks are already more than H.W. Bush (625), but W. Bush (908) and Clinton (837) gave more."

ahandout
ahandout

@DonQuixotic @ahandout Oooh a Flickr account.  What do all those unelected Czars do?  Sit around sharpening pencils?  Do they have a Flickr account too?  How many press conferences has the most transparent president held?  You know where he would have to actually answer questions, not just issue propaganda.

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@ahandout @DonQuixotic 

There has been more transparency in this administration than there was in any other before it.  They even have their own Flickr account that they update regularly.  How many other Presidents do you think would have done that?  I know this "transparency" meme sounds good on paper but it doesn't hold up dude.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

Romney issued 844 vetos as governor, the large share of which of which were overturned by one or the other of the state houses. Late in Romney's term, his vetos issued began to annoy Republicans in the legislature and he lost support among them too. Nevertheless, Romney defended the practice: "I know how to veto. I likevetoes. I've vetoed hundreds of spending appropriations as governor."

dawnorthen
dawnorthen

@shepherdwong @mantisdragon91 no, hes a republical. way back when, before 'nam, the people did EXACTLY as the government told them to. then the riots started and the people learned they didnt have to do exactly what the government said. 

Ohiolib
Ohiolib

5 more days, and they'll be history. Thankfully.