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Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 07/22/2012

Morning Bits

President Obama’s self-parody is getting out of hand. “The Obama campaign truly seems to be out of touch with reality. . . . [It] issued an ad that can only be described as bizarre. Titled ‘Mitt Romney: Saying Anything to Get Elected,’ it begins with words on the screen: ‘Mitt Romney is launching a false attack.’ Then it shows a clip of Romney quoting Obama: ‘If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.’ ‘The only problem?’ reads the onscreen caption ‘That’s not what he said.’ The ad then shows a lengthy clip of Obama in which he says exactly the words Romney attributed to him!”

It’s getting harder to call him a stiff. “Romney’s address [on the Colorado massacre] wasn’t one of a presidential candidate — nor was it that of the president, whose own speech hours earlier positioned him as a reassuring father figure to the country, as he’s often done at moments of crisis. By contrast, Romney played a ministerial role, urging his flock to stay optimistic and to use the tragedy as a catalyst for good.”

Slowly getting a clue. “The Pentagon said Friday that there are signs that Hezbollah orchestrated the Wednesday suicide bombing which killed five Israelis in Bulgaria. Top Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak have maintained since immediately after the attack that Hezbollah and Iran were responsible.” And we think that U.S. intelligence will know precisely when Iran is reaching nuclear-weapons capability? Puleez.

It’s getting tough for Obama to claim that it is a “recovery,’ even a weak one. “Unemployment rates rose in 27 states last month, the most in almost a year.”

We are getting to see how Mitt Romney turns operations around. Boost revenue, cut costs and keep overhead down. “Romney; who trailed Obama by $90 million at the end of March, now leads the incumbent president $170 million to $144 million in cash on hand, thanks to a surge in GOP fundraising and heavy spending by the Democrats early in the 2012 campaign. President Obama’s campaign spent $38 million on ads and $58 million overall in June, while Romney’s campaign spent less than half that and continue to build up its reserves for the fall campaign.” Obama also spent $2.9 million on payroll, more than twice as much as Romney’s $1.3 million.

It’s getting time to send him packing. “‘Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) on Friday tied the shooting at a Colorado movie theater to ‘the ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs.’ . . . Gohmert is one of five Republicans embroiled in a controversy over claims that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the State Department.” I never thought I’d say it, but we found a man too dumb for the U.S. Congress.

It’s getting to the point where not even Democrats can defend the administration’s bizarre conduct: “The House of Representatives voted 407-5 Thursday to bar the Pentagon from spending any money on deals with Rosoboronexport, the main Russian arms broker that is also providing weapons to the Syrian regime. . . . Congressional outrage over the Pentagon’s dealings with Rosoboronexport have been building since March, when 17 senators wrote to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to demand an end to U.S. arms deals with the Russian firm. Russia has supplied more than $1 billion of arms to the Syrian government since the unrest is Syria began, the senators wrote — including four cargo ships full of weapons that have arrived in Syria since December.” Unbelievable.

By  |  07:45 AM ET, 07/22/2012

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