The Hair is Grayer…

2012 May 5
by drdog09

… the promises are unkept, her butt is bigger, and the crowds are THINNER —

Barack Ohio campaign kickoff

This pic is from a twitter feed during the Obama political fest today in Ohio. There is no overflow crowd, fact it is quite sparse.

2008 it was “Where’s my Stash.”
2012 it is “Where’s his crowd?”

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  1. 2012 May 5 3:51 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    This is the story of the poor dizzy blonde flying in a two-seater airplane with just the pilot. He has a heart attack and dies. She, frantic, calls out a May Day.

    “May Day! May Day! Help me! Help me! My pilot had a heart attack and is dead.
    And I don’t know how to fly. Help me! Please help me!”

    She hears a voice over the radio saying:

    “This is Air Traffic Control and I have you loud and clear. I will talk you through this and Get you back on the ground. I’ve had a lot of experience with this kind of problem.
    ‘Now, just take a deep breath. Everything will be fine! Now give me your height and position.”

    She says, “I’m 5’4″ and I’m in the front seat.”

    “O.K.” says the voice on the radio…. “Repeat after me: Our Father. . Who art in Heaven. . .. ….”

  2. 2012 May 5 4:04 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    A more balanced view of ‘Julia’ through her son’s eyes —

    Like, it will happen too.

  3. 2012 May 5 4:29 pm
    MI Conservative permalink

    Was the building half full or half empty?

    It probably was completely empty as far as mental capability. Can’t be too smart to ruin a Saturday to go see the stumper in chief. Now if he had julia with him it may have been worth a laugh to go.

  4. 2012 May 5 4:33 pm
    MI Conservative permalink

    Maybe the arena was full. The people you can’t see are all voters like Julia.

    Maybe that is Obama’s plan. Come up with 3 million fictional voters who will carry him over the top on election night.

  5. 2012 May 5 4:37 pm
    MI Conservative permalink

    butt is bigger than what?

  6. 2012 May 5 4:51 pm

    6 axe handles.

  7. 2012 May 5 5:00 pm
    JustMary permalink

    I’m surprised they didn’t pack everyone into one area and take a picture of that. Their propaganda machine is slipping.

  8. 2012 May 5 5:05 pm

    I thought I saw gngang in that crowd.

  9. 2012 May 5 5:11 pm
    MI Conservative permalink

    You could have shot a buckeye through that crowd without hitting anyone. HAR HAR

  10. 2012 May 5 5:12 pm
    JustMary permalink

    Maybe the won forgot to pay for their gas and mortgage; so folks couldn’t afford the drive to be there.

  11. 2012 May 5 5:12 pm
    JustMary permalink


  12. 2012 May 5 5:22 pm
    MI Conservative permalink

    Looking through reports from media. Thunderous ovations. Huge crowd. 14,000 in 18,000 arena. Large student attendance. Enthusiastic fans.

    I didn’t know they still gave drugs to the media at college universities. They sure didn’t see that through their own eyes.

  13. 2012 May 5 5:24 pm
    MI Conservative permalink

    buckeye as in nut.

    You could have shot a nut through the crowd without hitting any people. Not shooting Ohio State Buckeye fans.

  14. 2012 May 5 5:25 pm

    The ministry of disinformation is not amused at the postings on this blog.

  15. 2012 May 5 5:25 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Come up with 3 million fictional voters who will carry him over the top on election night.

    You can take that to the ballot box. Obama is going to…..

  16. 2012 May 5 5:27 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    The jingle ‘Sometimes you feel like a buckeye, sometimes you don’t’ just doesn’t have the same ring to it does it?

  17. 2012 May 5 5:34 pm

  18. 2012 May 5 5:44 pm
    bc3b permalink

    A lot of people probably came disguised as empty seats. It happens all the time at Detroit Pistons games.

  19. 2012 May 5 6:11 pm
    mulletover permalink

    Brack drew 35,000 when he campaigned at Ohio State in 2008. This year, he draws 14,000.

    He can spin that all he wants, but it is still a SCOAMF.

  20. 2012 May 5 6:26 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    A lot of people probably came disguised as empty seats. It happens all the time at Detroit Pistons games.

    Damn. I was not aware that the Dims sold season tickets to political events. Its always the season ticket holders that don’t show up.

  21. 2012 May 5 7:41 pm
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 –

    The Detroit Pistons don’t have that many season ticket holders.

    I have a friend who worked in PR for an NBA team in the 1970s. The team overstated its attendance. He made a crack to a reporter about “half the fans came desguised as emp-ty chairs.” It cost him his job.

  22. 2012 May 5 8:04 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    drdog – amazing picture. On the local news, the angle they gave made it appear as a full house. Not surprising, just shows how much they are in the tank for Obama.

    On Rush the other day (Thursday), he had a sound clip from DC. The clip made the comment that Romney had a rally in a DC suburb. According to the reporter some of the people present had voter for Obama in 2008 who now look to vote for Romney.

    It is one thing to go from Party D to Party R and vote. But how many people who switch their votes actually go to a rally. I might switch my vote out of disgust BUT that does not mean I am going to the candidates rally. This is more significant than people realize.

  23. 2012 May 5 9:10 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #20 😆

  24. 2012 May 5 9:10 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #14 I’d venture to say you’re correct.

  25. 2012 May 5 9:33 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    The best government is the one that charges you the least blackmail for leaving you alone. – Thomas Rudmose-Brown

  26. 2012 May 5 9:33 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    The government is good at one thing. It knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say, “See if it weren’t for the government, you wouldn’t be able to walk”. – Harry Browne

  27. 2012 May 5 9:34 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that, too. – Somerset Maugham

  28. 2012 May 5 9:38 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “Lobbyists for sugar growers, who represent only about .0002 of the American population, manage to keep the U.S. sugar price at triple the world price.” -Buchholz

    How do you think the sugar industry is able to pull this off?

    Simple, “We da People” thing that government exsists to “Fix things” or “do something” about EVERYTHING in the world……so we let it violate our individual rights at will!

    The PROPER notion of government is that it exisist ONLY to protect our individual rights (ie life, liberty, and property) – no more no less!

    Until “We da People” get the PROPER UNDERSTANDING of government and INSIST ON IT from our politicans, rip-offs like this will continue ad nauseum!

  29. 2012 May 5 9:39 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    I believe that every individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruits of his labor, so far as it in no way interferes with any other men’s rights. – Abraham Lincoln

  30. 2012 May 5 9:48 pm
    justrand permalink

    a few Leftist sites tried to claim the picture was taken while they were still setting up…but then ABC confirmed the picture was taken DURING his speech.

    But yes, the media is trying to ignore and/or spin this

  31. 2012 May 5 9:49 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “For example, when I argue for ending the war on drugs as it is not part of the proper function of government, and its underlying philosophy of “protecting you from yourself” can be used to justify any authoritarian theory, the response is not to argue the theory, but to ask about children on drugs or to tell horror stories of addiction.

    The truth is, any solution, good or bad, will allow for some negative outcomes. Life is full of bad things, and no matter what we do, some bad outcomes will happen. And, even more troubling, when we allow people freedoms, they can abuse them and harm themselves. However, the alternative is to tell those people what to do, to effectively enslave them, and that is worse.

    Allow me to give an example. Suppose I am in favor of sequestering all women in harems for their own good. I argue that women face threats daily, and so it would be best if they were kept under guard. When someone argues women should be free, instead of arguing about freedom, all I do is bring out horror story after horror story of rapes, abuse, and murder. I ask how you would like it if your 12 year old daughter were raped. And I then put forth the proposition that anyone who favors eliminating harems and the sequestering of women must not care about women as he wants them to suffer these horrors.

    Absurd? Of course, but only because we do not have such sequestration of women. Had we done so for years, this argument, silly as it is, would sound as sensible to those happy with the status quo as all the addiction horror stories have to those who want to maintain the war on drugs.

    One point, neither argument is right. Emotion is no substitute for reason, and individual misadventures is no subtitute for reasoned argument. Think of it this way,we have all those addiction horror stories even with drugs banned, so why does it follow that removing that ban would make things worse? Perhaps it would, perhaps it wouldn’t, but we have pretty clear proof bans do not stop such horrors, so why does simply reciting a litany of present bad outcomes, under the ban, make an argument in favor of the status quo? If anything, wouldn’t it suggest it is time for a change?”

  32. 2012 May 6 5:30 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Your comment about (D) showing up to a (R) rally triggered something. Do you remember back at the beginning of the year where the chattering classes surmised that Obama had given up on the lower income whites in this upcoming election? This might be confirmation that this is in fact true.

  33. 2012 May 6 6:11 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Interesting. I would provide the whole article but it was sourced under promise by a third party. Might be IP issues otherwise. If you read John Maudlin you can find the piece there.

    The longer-term picture of labor force withdrawal is kind of shocking. Total household employment is down by 4.4 million since the Great Recession began in December 2007, and the number of unemployed is up by 4.9 million. The civilian population is up 9.6 million – but the labor force is up just 447,000. The number classed as not in the labor force is up by 9.2 million – and those not in the labor force and wanting a job is up 1.7 million. In other words, just 5% of the increase in the adult population over the last 4 1/3 years has found its way into employment; the other 95% are not in the labor force.

    Another words. If your son or daughter just reach majority, is looking for work, are not being counted as unemployed. But even so 95% are not working. We are destroying the future of a whole generation of young adults.

    Oh and here is the youth unemployment in the EU —

    — Bulgaria … 32.8% … up from 26.7%
    — Portugal … 36.1% … up from 27.6%
    — Denmark … 15.1% … up from 13.7%
    — Ireland … 30.3% … up from 28.7%
    — Cyprus … 28.8% … up from 18.8%
    — Hungary … 28.8% … up from 25.4%
    — Netherlands … 9.3% … up from 6.9%
    — Poland … 26.7% … up from 25.7%
    — Slovenia … 16.5% … up from 16.3%

  34. 2012 May 6 7:02 am
    justrand permalink

    ooh my…this is PERFECT!

    “Inspired by ‘Julia’, proposed new ‘Women for Obama’ campaign poster”

    hattip Instapundit and

  35. 2012 May 6 10:25 am
    judyt2012 permalink

    34 — I see women without any gaydar and absolutely no understanding that Michelle Obama’s hates them on sight.

  36. 2012 May 6 11:25 am
    justrand permalink

    good observation, judy! 🙂

    speaking of observations…we here on this site have been making this observation for quite some time:

    but it’s nice to see it shown in this perspective

  37. 2012 May 6 12:06 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Judy –

    34 — I see women without any gaydar and absolutely no understanding that Michelle Obama’s hates them on sight.

    Especially if their butts measure under 50 inches.

    Never rent a venue that you are certain you cannot fill for a campaign launch. Since Columbus is not only the home of Ohio State University but also the state capital, you’d think they could have rounded up enough people (state employees, teachers, etc.) to fill the place.

  38. 2012 May 6 12:15 pm
    bc3b permalink

    JR –

    Every President since Reagan has been working to undo Reagan and that includes both Bushes.

  39. 2012 May 6 1:04 pm
    judyt2012 permalink

    #38 — I suspect that they did not want to oversell too quickly on those people they would need to send buses to bring to the event, give them dinner and drinks (etc) while on the bus and probably a little cash. They would have to do the same to get them on the buses to go vote in November so Obama’s campaign is probably saving the money right now.

    Can’t bring in those people you need to buy too soon because you have to pay them for the next 6 months.

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