Dump Obama Or Die Day

Update: Polls in the 9th district have closed in New York City. Polls in the Nevada 2nd district close at 10:00 ET. Sean Trende reports that in 2008 Anthony Weiner carried the Brooklyn portion of the district by 52% and the Queens portion by 65% for a total of 70 percent.

The district was represented in the past by 2×4 Schumer and by Geraldine Ferraro. According to the Post there are some not too hard to believe things being said:

“It’s really something. We have a lot of Democrats coming to us saying, ‘We hope Turner wins because if Obama doesn’t change his policies, we’re afraid we’re going to lose in 2012,’ ’’ McLaughlin told The Post.

Lots of people are watching this race. Results can be found here:

“….NY Board of Elections and AP sites (h/t Steve), also #NY09 and @HotlineJess who is at Turner (R) HQ.”

Bob Turner has already obtained a court order to preserve the paper ballots. Apparently dead voters have received absentee ballots.

——————————————————————————————

Today’s election in Queens/Brooklyn is an eviction notice to Barack Obama to vacate the White House. There are two very important lessons that will emerge from today:

(1) The attempt by Barack Obama to revive his dead presidency with a fake jobs bill has failed. The fake jobs bill was always a fake. It was an attempt to fool worried Dimocrats that Obama has the cojones to fight, if not win. But Obama has already caved and it has been announced Obama will take whatever cold fish the Republicans slap him with smack on his face. Obama had to cave. No one is impressed by a Boob who can’t rally the troops or win an election in the deepest of blue areas.

(2) If the strong and corrupt Dimocratic machines in Queens/Brooklyn can’t bludgeon voters to support Obama/Weprin then no district, precinct, ward is safe for Obama Dimocrats. No one should think that Bob Turner, the Republican, is a sure win or even a close win in a district that has rejected Republicans since 1923. The political machine in the 9th district and in Queens is a powerful dynastic machine of Weprins, Staviskies, Vallones and Crowleys. Even a close election result will be a massive achievement for the NOBAMA Coalition.

* * * * * *

For once Politico has accurate analysis:

“A lot of Democrats are mad at Barack Obama.

But voters here in Rep. Anthony Weiner’s old New York City district can actually do something about it Tuesday night — sending a shot from Queens Boulevard to the White House by rejecting the Democratic Party’s hand-picked successor. [snip]

But the only name in the race that matters outside the five boroughs is Obama, and an upset would be seen as proof that Obama’s agenda has been rejected and his re-election chances are weaker than ever.

What to watch for as the results come in:

How much will Obama drag down the Democrat? [snip]

To win, Turner aides estimate they’ll need around 30 percent of Democratic voters to break their way. [snip]

It’s not an impossible task. Siena Research Institute’s most recent poll found Turner picking up the support of 32 percent of Democrats.”

Obama is poison. Machine politics is the only thing that can save the election for Obama Dimocrats:

Can the Democratic machine be enough? [snip]

But all of that might not matter on Tuesday, when the powerful Queens County Democratic Party machine — overseen by Rep. Joe Crowley — is planning to kick into high gear. By the time polls open, Weprin’s campaign estimates it will have contacted more than 200,000 voters. On Tuesday, an estimated 1,000 volunteers and get-out-the-vote workers will be knocking on doors, handing out literature outside subway stations and bus stops and offering senior citizens rides to the polls.

The machine will benefit from the helping hand of the Working Families Party, a labor-backed organization regarded for its professional turnout efforts. Few expect the Queens County Republican Party — for years consumed by internal fighting — to be able to seriously compete.

“We’re going to win on the ground, we’re going to beat them on the ground,” New York City Councilman Mark Weprin, the candidate’s brother, told POLITICO. “It will make a huge difference.”

Bill O’Reilly, a Turner strategist and veteran of New York City campaigns, conceded that Republicans can’t match the Democratic ground game. “Not a chance,” he said.”

The odds of a NOBAMA Coalition victory tonight is ordinarily impossible. To the rescue comes Obama with all his booberies and lies at full mast.

The Associated Press, also for once accurate, assessed Obama’s “pass the bill” publicity stunt from last week:

“President Barack Obama’s promise Thursday that everything in his jobs plan will be paid for rests on highly iffy propositions.

It will only be paid for if a committee he can’t control does his bidding, if Congress puts that into law and if leaders in the future – the ones who will feel the fiscal pinch of his proposals – don’t roll it back. [snip]

A look at some of Obama’s claims and how they compare with the facts:

OBAMA: “Everything in this bill will be paid for. Everything.”

THE FACTS: [snip]

Essentially, the jobs plan is an IOU from a president and lawmakers who may not even be in office down the road when the bills come due. Today’s Congress cannot bind a later one for future spending. A future Congress could simply reverse it. [snip]

OBAMA: “Everything in here is the kind of proposal that’s been supported by both Democrats and Republicans, including many who sit here tonight.”

THE FACTS: Obama’s proposed cut in the Social Security payroll tax does seem likely to garner significant GOP support. But Obama proposes paying for the plan in part with tax increases that have already generated stiff Republican opposition.[snip]

OBAMA: “It will not add to the deficit.”

THE FACTS: It’s hard to see how the program would not raise the deficit over the next year or two because most of the envisioned spending cuts and tax increases are designed to come later rather than now, when they could jeopardize the fragile recovery. Deficits are calculated for individual years. The accumulation of years of deficit spending has produced a national debt headed toward $15 trillion. [snip]

OBAMA: “The American Jobs Act answers the urgent need to create jobs right away.”

THE FACTS: Not all of the president’s major proposals are likely to yield quick job growth if adopted.”

A series of lies from the albatross in the 9th district election. A liar. A weak liar. Early today David Axelrod declared there would be no compromise and that the entire “pass the bill” had to pass. Later in the day, as we noted earlier, the message was ‘we’ll take anything.’ Comedians are in clover. The laughs aimed at Obama boobery are a nightly event.

Add to mix of lies and boobery stark facts such as the poverty rate is at a 15 year high, consumer confidence is in the toilet, and business confidence is also flushing down the drain. Add the Solyndra ripoff of hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars by Obama cronies to this vile soup and wonder no more why tonight’s election results are a potential Die Day.

The White House flacks already spin the potential defeats tonight as a problem not associated with poisonous Obama.

But Obama won the 9th district in 2008 by 11 percentage points and now his approval rating there is at 33 percent. As the National Journal states: “This New York contest would seem to have implications beyond Brooklyn and Queens.”

There is also an election today in Nevada where Obama Dimocrats once had Hope:

“Democrats are facing the very real possibility that a pair of special elections on Tuesday will shake the foundations of the 2012 political landscape. The party is at serious risk of losing a House race in New York City that few thought would be close, and campaign officials are already close to writing off a Nevada House race they had once hoped to contest.

If Republicans win both contests, it would raise fresh concerns about President Obama’s drag on down-ballot Democrats and the party’s ability to keep its Senate majority. The losses would also raise questions about whether the party can gain the 24 seats it needs to regain the House.”

Dump Obama or Die:

“The Democrats will look like dummies and the DCCC will get a black eye” if Weprin loses, said New York Democratic strategist Hank Sheinkopf. “It’s a precursor to more trouble in conservative Democratic districts throughout the country, and in the Senate and for the president.” [snip]

Discontent with Washington and the president is at the heart of Turner’s shocking upset bid. In a district he won by 11 points just three years ago, Obama’s favorability rating is now upside down in the Siena poll, with 54 percent having an unfavorable opinion of Obama and only 43 percent viewing him favorably. A remarkable 38 percent of Democrats and 68 percent of independents hold an unfavorable view of the president.

Republicans are eager to link Obama to the district race. “It really will be a referendum on President Obama’s performance,” said New York GOP Chairman Edward Cox. “This will be a rejection of his policies that have stifled the district. Maybe [Democrats] can save this situation by funneling in hundreds of thousands of money in vicious ads—maybe that will work in this Democratic district. But they are already embarrassed by the fact that they’ve had to do this in this district.”

In Nevada it’s the same Obama as poison:

“In the Silver State, the situation isn’t as ominous, but Democrats have all but written off contesting a Republican-leaning seat in rural Nevada that once seemed squarely in play weeks ago.”

Attacks against the Republican Amodei were easily countered. “He noted that Marshall supported Obama’s health care overhaul law, which contained Medicare cuts as well.”

Hope is lost in Nevada for Obama Dimocrats:

“Early voting in the district, along with few national Democratic reinforcements for Marshall, strongly suggests that Amodei is going to win comfortably. The race’s results also have worrisome implications for Democrats in the state’s closely watched Senate race between Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley and Republican Sen. Dean Heller—close to a must-win race if Democrats entertain hopes of keeping their four-seat Senate majority.”

The reason for the loss in Nevada is easy to spot: Obama is poison in Nevada.



Obama is poison in New York City. Tonight we find out how potent the poison is.

Share

211 thoughts on “Dump Obama Or Die Day

  1. I’ve seen the early voting, Republicans have a 15,000 to 20’000 early vote lead going into the nevada race tonight. Amazing considering almost every election Nevada Dems have had a lead. Aparrently the early voting Clark county is deathly for Dems.

    Early vote figures approx.

    Republican voters 40,000
    Dem Voters 25,000
    Other 9,000

    Now if you figure for disaffected Dems and others breaking for the republican, theoretically, the lead could be anywhere to a win tonight of about 20% maybe more.

  2. Weiner’s own indiscretions have largely disappeared from the race. Alex Altman wrote in Time that the “scandal-scarred incumbent” wasn’t the “primary bogeyman.”

    =================

    I should hope not! But what about anti-Obama protest in general? How does that district feel about Single Payer, Obama’s environmental sell-out, bailouts, etc?

  3. CNN poll: Obama job disapproval hits 55 percent; approve 43 percent.

    Guess the real disapproval figures a few higher…….

  4. Dirty tricks time from the machine:

    http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/13/accusations-of-dirty-tricks-fly-on-new-york-special-election-day/

    As voters go to the polls in a surprisingly competitive special election in New York’s 9th Congressional District, accusations of dirty tricks have begun to fly.

    The campaign of Democrat David Weprin sent out a press release Tuesday accusing supporters of Republican Bob Turner of organizing an effort to jam the Weprin campaign’s phones. In response, Turner communications director William O’Reilly noted that Jewish residents of the district were receiving phone calls from a phony group calling itself “Jews for Jesus for Turner,” which he called an attempt to scare Jewish voters.

    “At roughly 3:00 a.m. this morning, Bob Turner’s Republican allies sent a mass text message to voters telling them to call the David Weprin for Congress campaign office in a blatant attempt at phone jamming,” the Weprin campaign emailed. “It appears that the recipients were not willing recipients of the 3:00 a.m. texts. This appears similar to phone jamming done by the New Hampshire Republican Party and a Republican consultant in Virginia in 2002 that resulted in the Republicans going to jail.” [snip]

    “While we’re on the subject, though, Mr. Weprin might want to explain why a manufactured group calling itself ‘Jews for Jesus for Turner’ is calling into Jewish precincts to suppress Turner support. There is no such group. This is one of the many shenanigans we are dealing with today,” O’Reilly added.

  5. Latest from the 9th:

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0911/63436.html

    Democrats here spent Tuesday in the final throes of a frantic, last-ditch effort to stave off a loss in the special election race to replace Anthony Weiner.

    Democrat David Weprin, trailing Republican Bob Turner in multiple polls, raced to half a dozen campaign stops, imploring voters at senior centers and subway stops to cast their ballots for him.

    Party officials say their best hope for winning lies on the shoulders vaunted Queens County Democratic Party machine, which kicked into high gear Tuesday. Inside its headquarters — which doubles as the Weprin campaign’s nerve center — get-out-the vote workers rushed to pick up manila folders containing block-by-block layouts of the district; others sat at the phones, methodically working through voter-contact lists. Volunteers fanned out across Queens, handing out glossy placards highlighting Weprin’s endorsement from the New York Times editorial page.

    Despite the last-minute Democratic push, the GOP appeared poised to capture the 9th District seat – an upset that would signal a rejection of President Barack Obama on his party’s turf and underscore the peril that he and Democrats up and down the ballot could face in 2012. [snip]

    The suddenly intense interest surrounding Turner’s candidacy was on full display Tuesday, when he cast his ballot at a Breezy Point polling station. As he walked outside of a Catholic mass on his way to the polls, Turner was swarmed by a horde of jostling camera crews and reporters. [snip]

    It was a different story for Weprin, who upon his arrival at a Forest Hills senior center was met by a single camera crew and a few print reporters. Weprin, a state assemblyman who does not live in the district, did not vote.

  6. turndownobama
    September 13th, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Mrs. Smith,
    _____________________

    Gardasil was the discussion from last night and we more or less agreed it was a choice of the lesser of two evils. And up to the parents of the individual to decide to inoculate or not.

    Then the discussion advanced to the part where Perry as governor used an XO mandating the HPV shot for girls before entering the 6th grade in the State of Texas.. It was noted by H4T the mandate was necessary because in order for the (costly) shot to be covered for low income people, a mandate was necessary.. as it turned out that was simply not the case-

    If you take some time and read posts from earlier today beginning at (my post) @ 12:30pm- you can catch up with the conversation and with the outcomes if you stick with it-

  7. Colleen O’Connor: How Hillary Clinton Becomes President

    The former presidential candidate’s fate is the commander-in-chief job.

    By Colleen O’Connor

    I know. I know.

    Hillary Clinton said the chances of her challenging President Barack Obama “are below zero,” according to CNN.

    She also said she won’t “run for the presidency.”

    That doesn’t mean she won’t become president! And I am not talking about 2016.

    Watch the special election for New York’s 9th District (Rep. Anthony Weiner’s old seat). That outcome could be a bigger upset than Scott Brown winning Ted Kennedy’s Massachusetts Senate seat.

    New York’s 9th Congressional District is a solidly Democratic district—has been for decades. If the Republican challenger defeats the Democratic nominee, the blame will fall squarely on Obama.

    Polls show Obama is upside down in popularity, due to his handling of the economy, his perceived less-than-forceful defense of Israel, and his inability to tame the Republican opposition.

    As it now stands, the latest polls show the Republican ahead by 4-6 points. Even that is astonishing.

    A Democratic defeat in New York could also presage the real possibility of a Democratic “thumpin’ ” in 2012.

    Already, the Republicans are in position to win both the House and the Senate. Simple math. The Democrats have more seats to defend in the Senate and less competitive options in the House. Advantage Republicans.

    Thus, to lose the presidency would eliminate any meaningful opposition and relegate the Democrats to back benchers.

    Where does Clinton fit in?

    Again, simple math.

    Should Obama’s poll numbers remain at or below 40 percent; should the economy stay mired in 9 percent plus unemployment; and should Greece drag down the European Union and cause collateral damage in the U.S. economy; or if there are even more weather-related catastrophes, then Democratic party insiders may visit the president and suggest he rethink his re-election bid.

    Such a scenario has played out before.

    In the late 1960s, President Lyndon Johnson accepted the inevitability of his defeat—due to the unpopular war in Vietnam, campus riots, social unrest, etc. A weak showing in an early primary state sealed his fate.

    In a televised address to the nation in 1968, LBJ wearily intoned, “I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your president.”

    Fact was, he probably couldn’t win it.

    In the 1970s, President Richard Nixon accepted the fact that he would not survive a trial on impeachment for the Watergate scandal. Sen. Barry Goldwater informed Nixon privately that the votes to save him did not exist in the Senate. Nixon, too, resigned. That was his fate.

    Clinton’s fate may be rooted in that past—of which she was so much a part.

    Should New York’s 9th Congressional District go to the Republicans, the current hand-wringing about Obama’s re-election chances, and his potential drag on all Democrats “down the ticket,” would gain greater momentum.

    Clinton’s job approval rating (well over 60 percent); her personal popularity; her work as Secretary of State (out of the economic morass); and her ability to be a “bridge” between the warring parties (even former Vice President Dick Cheney thinks highly of Clinton); are all formidable pluses.

    The nearly 18 million votes that she garnered in the 2008 primaries provide an impressive base and the hint of what might be her 2012 ticket.

    Savvy Democrats (legions of which support Clinton) could run as delegates to the convention. Read: “Draft Hillary 2012.”

    No need for a primary battle. No need for a challenge to Obama. No need to “run” for the presidency.

    Clinton may be in the enviable position of simply waiting—for fate.

    If Obama’s luck continues to sour, or he tires of the relentless battle, he may gracefully opt out. It could happen anytime during the primary season, but before the Democratic convention. The delegates could then “draft Hillary.”

    Clinton could then be drafted for “the good of the party and the good of the country.”

    Stranger things have happened.

    http://poway.patch.com/articles/how-hillary-clinton-can-beat-republican-presidential-candidates-obama-in-2012

  8. CNBC Carl Quintanilla Interview Of Hillary Clinton –

    TranscriptWritten by: Eurasia Review

    September 13, 2011

    By CNBC Carl Quintanilla interview of Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Secretary of State

    QUESTION: Thank you very much, Melissa. We are here with the Secretary of State. Madam Secretary, it’s been great to have you this morning. Just broadly your thoughts on being on this floor.

    SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, Carl, as you know, I was honored to be in the group that rang the bell when we reopened on September 17th. And as a senator from New York, I worked closely with the Exchange and with elected officials like Mayor Giuliani and Governor Pataki and others to make sure that the Exchange could open, because it was such a rebuke to the goals and the intentions of the terrorists. So being back 10 years later with a lot of the people that I worked with so closely then is a very sobering emotional experience.

    On the one hand, we don’t ever want to forget. On the other hand, what was great about our response after 9/11 is the resilience that was shown and the leadership that America demonstrated and the extraordinary unity that we had. So we’re always reminding ourselves what we have to do to be vigilant, but we’re always looking forward, and we’re going to be as strong as we can.

    QUESTION: Speaking of being vigilant, this credible threat that we’re all told about – tell me about the upside of making that public and whether or not you think a bin Ladin-less al-Qaida is even capable of something significant.

    SECRETARY CLINTON: Carl, we obviously see a lot of threats. As both a senator and now as Secretary, that’s part of my job. This one was specific. It was credible, although unconfirmed, and we took it seriously. There’s also an advantage; by making it public you enlist literally millions of people to be your eyes and your ears. Remember, we were very fortunate to foil the Times Square bomber because a food vendor saw something suspicious.

    So we want people to go on with their daily lives, get out, get around, but keep your eyes open, and be part of what has developed over the last 10 years, which is a kind of network of vigilance, where it’s not just our law enforcement who are on the tip of the spear. All the rest of us are supporting them.

    QUESTION: Secretary Panetta today talking about the 9/11 anniversary said, “The message of 9/11 in a way is that to terrorists, if you come and get us we will come and get you.” Where is the trigger for the U.S. to retaliate, if in fact something were to happen in this country?

    SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, I think we’ve made it very clear from the beginning that we will not tolerate an attack on our shores. Now, how we respond will depend upon the circumstances. If we have enough of what’s called actionable intelligence to act, we will act. Sometimes we can do so immediately. Sometimes it took longer. It took us 10 years to find bin Ladin, but we never, ever stopped. I mean, the professionals in our government, the intelligence professionals, defense, diplomatic – everybody was very much imbued with that mission.

    So I think that Secretary Panetta is saying what we all believe.

    And look, the purpose of terrorism is to terrorize. And we’re not going to sit around and only react. We’re going to send a message ahead of time, as we’re doing, that look, we’re always going to be ready to defend America and do whatever it takes. At the same time though, we want to make sure that we’re as strong here at home as possible. I mean, remember, part of bin Ladin’s whole theory was that he could bankrupt America, that he could cause us enough internal problems. He didn’t; he was unsuccessful. But we need to pull together in a unified way to make sure we remain as strong as possible, and the economy is part of that. So being here on the floor of the Exchange talking about this may seem a little farfetched to some, but to me it makes perfect sense.

    QUESTION: Busy day for you Madam Secretary. Thanks for being with us.

    SECRETARY CLINTON: Thanks, Carl.

    QUESTION: Good seeing you.

    SECRETARY CLINTON: Great to talk to you.

    http://www.eurasiareview.com/13092011-cnbc-carl-quintanilla-interview-of-hillary-clinton-transcript/

  9. While this is O/T from the topic heading and we are waiting for election results later on tonight- I don’t think we had too much time today to analyze this article from Israel. With Obama in office we need a thousand eyes to keep track of what he is up to- Reposted-
    _________________________

    JanH
    September 13th, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Obama, the ‘67 lines and Jerusalem

    By SHLOMO SLONIM
    09/13/2011

    Why Netanyahu had no choice but to refuse the US administration’s terms for a settlement with the Palestinians.

    US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is reported to have charged Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu with being an ingrate for failing to accept President Barack Obama’s terms for a settlement with the Palestinians. In this, Gates is echoing earlier presidential “spokesmen” such as former ambassador Martin Indyk and New York Times correspondent Thomas Friedman.

    Apparently, it is expected that a country benefiting from American largesse will agree to surrender territory, rights and history in return.

    In order to understand what the president was asking of Israel, and therefore why Netanyahu had to refuse, it is necessary to analyze just what his pronouncement calling for talks to start on the basis of the June 1967 lines entails.

    For one thing, no previous American president had premised the Israeli-Palestinian talks on such a basis. American pronouncements repeatedly emphasized that the negotiations, and indeed any forthcoming agreement, was a matter for the parties to agree upon. No outside party was entitled to intervene and dictate the terms of the discussions.

    The closest that any administration came to making such suggestions was the ill-fated Rogers Plan of 1969 which, while calling for Jerusalem to remain united, also endorsed a settlement with only minor territorial changes. Israel vigorously rejected the Rogers Plan, with prime minister Golda Meir declaring that a government accepting that plan as a starting point would be guilty of undermining Israeli security. The Nixon administration beat a hasty retreat, and with the substitution of Henry Kissinger as secretary of state in place of William P. Rogers, nothing more was heard of the plan.

    That episode also highlights another unusual feature of the Obama pronouncements.

    Presidents generally float new ideas by means of a subordinate, a state department official or even a secretary of state. Such a procedure ensures that the president’s prestige is not directly involved. It allows the president to backtrack, if need be, or qualify the subordinate’s statement without loss of face and without the embarrassment of a major confrontation and crisis with an injured party. In relation to the Middle East, however, Obama is acting very much as his own secretary of state, issuing orders or statements directly from the White House. This leaves very little room for revision of policy. It becomes this or nothing.

    On the subject of Jerusalem, such an approach is fraught with danger.

    WHEN JORDAN unleashed its barrage on Jerusalem, against Israeli suburbs, during the Six Day War, the Israeli response was immediate and overwhelming.

    Within two days Israel had expelled the Jordanians and united Jerusalem under Israeli control.

    The international legal implications of this development were spelled out by Stephen Schwebel, subsequently America’s judge on the International Court of Justice, in an article entitled, “What Weight to Conquest,” that appeared in the American Journal of International Law in 1970. He wrote: “Having regard to the consideration that … Israel … [acted] defensively in 1948 and 1967 … and her Arab neighbors … [acted] aggressively in 1948 and 1967 … Israel has better title in the territory of what was Palestine, including the whole of Jerusalem, than do Jordan or Egypt.”

    It should be remembered that neither President Johnson’s Five Points nor Security Council Resolution 242 mentioned Palestinians. When the legal status of Jerusalem was determined in 1967 in the wake of the Six Day War the Palestinians were not a legal factor. Israel contends that nothing has occurred in the interval to disturb Israel’s sovereign right in all of Jerusalem. This status was confirmed in 1980 by the Knesset when it adopted a law declaring: “Jerusalem, complete and united, is the capital of Israel.”

    Nor did the 1993 Oslo Accords modify matters, even with Jerusalem being designated as the first item listed for the final status talks. Prime minister Yitzhak Rabin declared in 1995: “Undivided Jerusalem is the heart of the Jewish people and the capital of the state of Israel. Undivided Jerusalem is ours.” Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, in a 1994 interview, said: “We have told the Palestinians this – we are very adamant about our position. Jerusalem will not be redivided.

    It will not be a Berlin… One cannot have two capitals in one city because that would mean a division of Jerusalem. It is the historical capital of Israel and Israel’s capital today.

    … In summation, I would say that in the political sense, the issue of Jerusalem is closed and it will remain the united capital of Israel.”

    For these two men, discussion of Jerusalem in the final status talks would relate only to matters of religious and social interests, not to the political status of the city. Thus, in legal terms, Israel’s position, as outlined by Prime Minister Netanyahu in his recent Washington appearances, accurately reflected the longstanding bipartisan position of the Israeli consensus.

    IT IS this status of Jerusalem that President Obama apparently seeks to modify. He cannot challenge Israel’s title directly. By confirming the ’67 line he seeks to posit that Israel lacks title in east Jerusalem. However, both the facts and the law regarding Israel’s claim are clear and decisive. Prime Minister Netanyahu was therefore fully justified, and even compelled, to adhere to the pattern of his predecessors in declaring categorically that the ’67 lines are not the starting point for any negotiations. Those lines were armistice lines, and no more.

    Netanyahu was unable to allow the United States to conceive, even for a moment, that Israel could accept a dictat about the status of Jerusalem. It is Israel’s contention that anything proposing the redivision of Jerusalem is destructive of the search for peace.

    Acceptance of Obama’s reference to the June ’67 lines means acceptance of a scheme to divest Israel of its title to Jerusalem “complete and united.”

    This, in Israel’s view, is not compatible with the search for peace. Anyone suggesting that Israel accept Obama’s proposals for negotiations should first ponder the implications of those proposals for Israel’s capital, Jerusalem.

    http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=237834

  10. admin
    I can remember seeing the “Jews for Jesus” people handing out flyers a few years back in subway stations so they maybe legit.

  11. YAY! The Draft Hillary 2012 plan is in play-
    who’d a thunk it?
    _____________________

    “Clinton’s job approval rating (well over 60 percent); her personal popularity; her work as Secretary of State (out of the economic morass); and her ability to be a “bridge” between the warring parties (even former Vice President Dick Cheney thinks highly of Clinton); are all formidable pluses.

    The nearly 18 million votes that she garnered in the 2008 primaries provide an impressive base and the hint of what might be her 2012 ticket.

    Savvy Democrats (legions of which support Clinton) could run as delegates to the convention. Read: “Draft Hillary 2012.”

    No need for a primary battle. No need for a challenge to Obama. No need to “run” for the presidency.

    Clinton may be in the enviable position of simply waiting—for fate.”
    ______________

    Yes, fate and destiny. I say it’s her destiny, some say fate. I’ll take either one as long as Hillary is at the helm- someone we know we can Trust! Will it be smooth sailing for us? Of course not- But we will be happy we finally have our girl in charge. We will be happy we’re not waiting for 4 more years for Hillary. I can settle for that-

    The wheels are in motion- This is a very good sign. Best news of the day!

    You made our day, JanH- Thanks a million.. 🙂

  12. Great posts, Admin. Thank you. So snarky, so funny.

    Moononpluto, love, really love your witty and sarcastic newscast of the debate. Thank you.

    I liked Bachman’s attack of Perry on the vaccine. It seemed a controversial vaccine, Perry should not have mandated it. Although I give him points for not vetoing the legislature’s giving the parents a chance to opt out.

    Why is it girls are singled out again? And I did read all the comments. Appreciate your information Mrs. Smith.

  13. Speaking of Dump the Damnster, I just talked to a very good friend that voted for Hillary, then for the Fraud in 2008. All this time I have been working on her, trying to pry her away and listen to reason.

    So today I sent her that video on Reading from Obama Scriptures…she didn’t look at it yet, so I told her it was funny and I wondered how she would take it since it was not pro-Obama. She said, “I probably won’t like it then.” I asked her if she thought that Obama has done a good job as President, she said, “No, but he is better than the Republican candidates that are running, and Hillary is doing such a great job”. Then she mentioned since Barry was running in 2012 that she wouldn’t and she could run in 2016.

    I said, “Oh, you still want to vote for Obama, you must be one of those 34% voters…”

    I felt like bashing my head against the wall.

    Too much kool-aid, so little time.

  14. “Too much kool-aid, so little time.”

    The amount of damage to brain cells may have reached the tipping point of irreversibility of the coma. Despite all the crimes that Ferdinand Marcos did during his dictatorial rule in the Philippines, there are still diehard supporters who revere him after his death.

  15. How does this guy have a job? Carney the Clown gets laughs:

    ——-
    It makes sense when you consider who hired him and what he represents…every Circus needs a clown.

    In this administration, they have an entire fleet of plate spinners and funny men that carry shovels behind the hobbled donkey.

  16. Senneth
    September 13th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    I liked Bachman’s attack of Perry on the vaccine. It seemed a controversial vaccine, Perry should not have mandated it. Although I give him points for not vetoing the legislature’s giving the parents a chance to opt out.

    I liked her attack too. But I wish she would have added that if Perry was going to take the power of God into his own hands, as in forcing a female child to undergo a medical treatment on his say alone, then that person needs to be dead certain he is right, constitutionally, morally and ethically.

    Just as the little girl doesn’t get a mulligan neither does Perry.

  17. Clinton’s job approval rating (well over 60 percent); her personal popularity; her work as Secretary of State (out of the economic morass); and her ability to be a “bridge” between the warring parties (even former Vice President Dick Cheney thinks highly of Clinton); are all formidable pluses.

    =====================

    A nice change from “polarizing figure.”

  18. JanH
    September 13th, 2011 at 8:07 pm
    OT but very inspirational…

    ***************************************
    Jan, that was very moving…inner strength trumps all…

  19. turndownobama
    September 13th, 2011 at 8:42 pm
    Clinton’s job approval rating (well over 60 percent); her personal popularity; her work as Secretary of State (out of the economic morass); and her ability to be a “bridge” between the warring parties (even former Vice President Dick Cheney thinks highly of Clinton); are all formidable pluses.

    =====================

    A nice change from “polarizing figure.”
    *****************************************************************

    it is amazing how everything has flipped…just about everything is doing a 180 degree turn…what was up, is down…who was polarizing, is popular…who was popular has been identified as a sellout, a fool, a fraud…

  20. turndownobama,
    Hillary has never been polarizing, the Republicans and the Obots presented her that way, but she has demonstrated that she’s just the opposite! Did you all see the pictures of her and George W Bush on DAYLIFE on today’s event? Bipartisanship for the good of this country! HILLARY 2012!

  21. Mrs. Smith,

    This blog is not a real-time chat room. Bringing up one parent’s charge about Gardasil “causing retardation” without some disclaimer speaks to that person’s credibility, whether it was brought up by a news interviewer or a poster.

    The post needed a disclaimer that such charges have been going around about other vaccines for years, and have been investigated and discredited.

    When an important fact is left out, there’s no deadline on someone else doing the (very small) amount of research to supply it.

  22. Hillary has never been polarizing, the Republicans and the Obots presented her that way, but she has demonstrated that she’s just the opposite!

    ==================

    Oh, yes! As Senator, she demonstrated it b working with Graham and other impeachers on other issues.

    Nice to see the media catching on and dumping the “polarizing” label.

  23. mcnorman
    September 13th, 2011 at 12:43 pm
    Mrs. Smith, you are very correct. The vaccine question will continue until it is crater deep and something comes out.
    ********************

    They need to bring up the toll roads and the kick back from them.

  24. I read the blog often, but do not post. The HPV stuff, however, is making me delurk.

    This virus is personal for me. My 54 year old sister learned that she had mouth cancer caused by HPV a few years ago. It was stage 4 having moved from her tongue to her neck before she discovered it. Luckly we live near Johns Hopkins Hospital, which leads the way in treating mouth cancers caused by HPV. She has fought for years, has been bombarded chemo and radiation, lost 30 pounds on her tiny frame, had mouth sores so horrible that she could not eat and needed a stomach tube inserted. Now, she is counting the days that she is in remission and feels blessed, but she still has not regained the weight, she has no tears, or taste buds or saliva due to the radiation and chemo. She feels like she is not as mentally sharp and gets tired easily.

    I had to fight to get my young daughters vaccinated. It was before it was ‘approved’ by my insurance, so I paid over one hundred and fifty dollars each for three shots for both of them. Now, I am fighting to get my son vaccinated. (While boys do not get cervical cancer, they can get the mouth cancer my sister got as well as anal cancer (like Farrah Fawcett). They can also pass the virus on to women with whom they have sex.) Blue Cross won’t cover it, so my doctor makes me pay for each shot before she will give it to my son. One more to go!! It is a mission for me to save my children from the agony that I watched my sister go through.

    The only thing I like about Perry, is that he helped the citizens of Texas protect their children. I hate to see that being the thing that does him in. (Social security as a ponsi scheme– that should cripple him.)

    I am a Catholic and no part of me feels like I am condoning sex in my children by protecting them for a sexually transmitted disease. The problem is that the vaccine only works if it is given to the children before they are exposed to the virus. I will not know when my children will be exposed to the virus. It could be planned sex, or it could be rape. I want to protect my children. I think opposition to the vaccine is a red herring thrown by the religious right.

    I know that my comment is too long, but it is sent with love. If I can save one child from this disease, I want to.

  25. Our update:

    Update: Polls in the 9th district have closed in New York City. Polls in the Nevada 2nd district close at 10:00 ET. Sean Trende reports that in 2008 Anthony Weiner carried the Brooklyn portion of the district by 52% and the Queens portion by 65% for a total of 70 percent.

    The district was represented in the past by 2×4 Schumer and by Geraldine Ferraro. According to the Post there are some not too hard to believe things being said:

    “It’s really something. We have a lot of Democrats coming to us saying, ‘We hope Turner wins because if Obama doesn’t change his policies, we’re afraid we’re going to lose in 2012,’ ’’ McLaughlin told The Post.

    Lots of people are watching this race. Results can be found here:

    “….NY Board of Elections and AP sites (h/t Steve), also #NY09 and @HotlineJess who is at Turner (R) HQ.”

    Bob Turner has already obtained a court order to preserve the paper ballots. Apparently dead voters have received absentee ballots.

  26. Honora
    September 13th, 2011 at 9:29 pm
    ******************

    I am sorry for all the pain you and your sister have gone through.

    As sorry as I am, there are thousands of horrible disease’s out there, but our bodies cannot handle thousands of vaccines

    I am a proponent of vaccines, but I feel we need to be cautious about mandating every one of them. My own daughter had a reaction to the hepatitis vaccine that caused her incredible pain for over two years and 13 years later she still has effects. I have my own horror stories about that.

    I think the reason behind Perry’s mandating the vaccine is really the tell all. My two cents is for the money, follow the money and you will get your answer.

  27. HotlineJessJessica Taylor

    #NY09 Lots of Jewish supporters here at Turner’s party, and an Israeli flag is displayed on stage alongside the American flag

  28. I think opposition to the vaccine is a red herring thrown by the religious right.

    ====================

    I suspect you’re right, at least as far as Perry’s political opponents bringing it up in public discussion. I admire Perry for not taking that “sin” angle himself, and for sticking his neck out making himseslf vulnerable to it. (That could do him a lot more damage then any donation could pay for.)

    But ordinary parents may not be taking the “sin” angle when they want to opt out. As I posted at 5:12 iirc, such charges have been made against many other vaccines with no “sin” link.

  29. I am not only have my daughter get the vaccine when she is old enough, but my teenage sons as well. HPV is rampant and I want them to have some protection.

  30. Maybe the Jewish people are waking up in NY…
    =============================================

    I hope so, but doubt it.

  31. Check out the headline on Drudge, click on it and see where it leads you…notice the URL leads you to Baracko….

    I betcha Big Pink will have many hits, maybe they will read it and see Hillary’s army is still pist.

  32. I can assure you, Sarah Palin will be looking in depth into that crater, mcnorman- let the chips fall where they may!
    __________________________

    September 13, 2011

    On HPV, Palin Makes First Overt Attack on Perry

    By SARAH WHEATON

    Sarah Palin might have sounded like an ally of Representative Michele Bachmann on Monday night when she assailed an executive order in Texas mandating that girls receive the HPV vaccine, calling it a possible product of “crony capitalism.”

    But, as Ms. Palin continues to consider her own presidential bid, the comments could also be interpreted as her first overt attack on Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, the man who signed the 2007 order -– a move he later withdrew and was forced to defend at the Republican debate on Monday night.

    “I knew even at that time something was up with that issue,” Ms. Palin said on Fox News after the debate, noting that Mr. Perry’s former chief of staff had ties to Merck, the company that manufactures the Gardasil vaccine. “And now we’re finding out, yeah, something was up with that issue. It was an illustration or a bit of evidence of some crony capitalism.”

    http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/13/on-h-p-v-vaccine-palins-first-overt-attack-on-perry/

  33. Honora- I don’t know you, but just reading your family’s story..so sad about your sister..I hope her remission is for years.. and your children are safe-

    ((hugs))

  34. DWP, “The president’s top political aides concede that if his numbers had been “sturdier,” it might have had a slightly positive effect for Weprin.”

    Translation: White House says Obama is flaccid. 🙂

  35. Shadowfax
    September 13th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Check out the headline on Drudge, click on it and see where it leads you…notice the URL leads you to Baracko….
    ____________

    Third Reich stuff.. no wonder they’re asking for control of your Facebook and Twitter accounts on the 17th. Under the guise of their Wall St protest… Even if you skim the three pages.. it’s worth a read-

    http://kleinonline.wnd.com/2011/09/12/blog-unsurprising-soros-fingerprints-all-over-september-17-occupywallstreet-demands/2/

  36. These results are coming in too slowly. NYC has those electronic voting machines and it is not a rural district. What’s taking so long? Hope this is not another Gary, Indiana where Obama pulled his shenanigans.

  37. The guy from Cook Political Report has called ’em both. I don’t know how reliable he is on twitter, but Cook is usually fairly cautious, aren’t they?

    Not only have Dems lost #NY09 (and possibly by double digits), Kate Marshall (D) may not even come within 15 pts in #NV02

  38. Hope this is not another Gary, Indiana where Obama pulled his shenanigans.
    _____________

    Or Boston, MA- How else could Deval Patrick and Barney Frank be re-elected?

  39. DrudgeReport has this:

    FLASH: AP not ready to call race yet. Too many ‘problems’ with reporting of results... Developing..

  40. Honora

    I don’t want you to think I was minimizing the horror of your sister’s journey with the story of my daughter. As bad as it was, it was not cancer and I truly understand your reasoning and appreciate your pain. To vaccinate or not, is a parents nightmare. I was 100% behind every vaccine and was truly upset when my pediatrician would not give the pertussis vaccine to my daughter because of what I thought at the time was a minor reaction. Now I see the wisdom of that decision. Her system just can’t handle many of the vaccines out there. I don’t know if it is the thimerosal, which is no longer in children’s vaccines, or the vaccine causing an autoimmune response.

    I was so upset because my aunt, whose own brother died of polio, did not give the polio vaccine to my 16 y/o cousin, 2 years after it was out, my cousin acquired the most virulent form of polio and was paralyzed from the neck down. I don’t know how old you are but I remember the school gyms opening up and people racing to vaccinate their children. It was a God send. Still is. I never could get over that decision. Never understood it.

  41. admin
    September 13th, 2011 at 11:35 pm
    These results are coming in too slowly. NYC has those electronic voting machines and it is not a rural district. What’s taking so long? Hope this is not another Gary, Indiana where Obama pulled his shenanigans.
    ***************

    I was thinking the same thing Admin!

  42. I just read that most of Queens is now in, but only 25% of Brooklyn has reported. Queens is more pro-Weperin, and Brooklyn is more pro-Turner. If that’s true, it looks good for Turner.

  43. Honora,

    I am so sorry to hear about your sister and admire you for what you are doing for your children.

    My thoughts and prayers will be with all of you.

    Now that you have come out of lurkdom, I hope you will continue to post with us.

  44. Commenter at HotAir:

    IT is looking bad for Weprin now. Down 7 points with most of Queens in and less than 1/2 Brooklyn. Day-um. He be gettin’ b-slapped.

    andy85719 on September 13, 2011 at 11:39 PM

  45. At 11:36 PM ET, Turner with 19612 (53%) and Weprin 17062 (46%) with 271/512 precincts reporting. Brooklyn percents 55/170 reporting Turner 4703 (69%0 and Weprin 2098 (31%) while Queens 216/342 showing weprin 14964 (50%) and Turner 14909 (50%).

  46. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_NY_SPECIAL_ELECTION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-09-13-23-09-24

    NEW YORK (AP) — Democrat David Weprin faced an unusually tight race against Republican Bob Turner in a special election Tuesday in New York’s heavily Democratic 9th Congressional District, where voters unhappy with President Barack Obama could elect a Republican for the first time.

    The contest to replace disgraced Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner, who resigned in a sexting scandal, had become too close to call, with public opinion polling showing a slight edge for Turner, a retired media executive with no previous political experience.

    Polls closed at 9 p.m., and results trickled in slowly. With more than 30 percent of precincts reporting late Tuesday night, Turner held a slight lead over Weprin.

    The state replaced outdated lever-operated voting machines last year in favor of paper ballots and optical scanners, which take more time to close and process. A Board of Elections spokeswoman said the vote-tallying system was running smoothly and there were no problems to report.

  47. If they are running neck-and-neck in Queens (which is mostly in), and lots of Brooklyn is not in yet, then Turner wins, easily. Brooklyn is his area.

    But I won’t call it yet, because dead people vote and stuff.

  48. Some Nevada background (as of now Marshall is losing Washoe County) 51% to 43%):

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0911/63288.html

    Few expect Marshall to prevail in Nevada, but a weak showing in Washoe County, the district’s most populous, could be a devastating precursor for Democrats. Obama is counting on Nevada as part of his path to reelection, and Washoe County, which includes Reno, is key to that strategy. Though Obama lost the 2nd District in 2008 and Sen. Harry Reid lost it in 2010, they both won Washoe County.

    A Marshall loss there could be evidence that Obama is doomed in Nevada next year.

  49. gonzotx, there is far more at play than most of us can possibly imagine. I say that about each and everyone of these people running for office. The other thing is that Tx is not exactly hardcore harsh when it comes to campaign donations. I say that where there is a will, there is ALWAYS a way.

  50. Admin, more from the frat boy raycist Daily Kooks:

    A delightful gem from DailyKos, re the Jewish voters in NY-9:

    “I can almost start to understand anti-semetism and all the horrible things done to Jews over the years when I see the Hassidim (they should be banned from voting).”

    Ahhhh, the civil, open-minded, tolerant progressives…….

  51. HillaryForTexas, look at the headline on DrudgeReport:

    REVENGE OF THE JEWS; DEMS SEAT TURNS IN NYC

    The Kook Klutz Klan will not nuts.

  52. Oh Honora, I am so sorry about your sister. I know EXACTLY what your sister is dealing with. If you deal with cancer daily, you understand. The head of MD Anderson said it best, “it’s unethical to not provide protection.” The story behind the HPV vaccine is much more than the snippets that we have been given. My heart aches for your sister. I wish her the speediest recovery.

  53. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_NY_SPECIAL_ELECTION?SITE=7219&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-09-14-00-00-58

    Republicans have scored an upset victory in a House race that became a referendum on President Barack Obama’s economic policies.

    Retired media executive and political novice Bob Turner defeated Democratic state Assemblyman David Weprin in a special election Tuesday to succeed Rep. Anthony Weiner, a seven-term Democrat who resigned in June after a sexting scandal.

    With about 70 percent of precincts reporting late Tuesday, Turner had 53 percent of the vote to Weprin’s 47 percent.

    The heavily Democratic district, which spans parts of Queens and Brooklyn, had never sent a Republican to the House. But frustration with the continued weak national economy gave Republicans the edge. [snip]

    The race was supposed to be an easy win for Democrats, who have a 3-1 ratio registration advantage in the district.

    Weprin, a 56-year-old Orthodox Jew and member of a prominent Queens political family, seemed a good fit for the largely white, working-class district, which is nearly 40 percent Jewish.

    But voter frustration with Obama put Weprin in the unlikely spot of playing defense.

  54. oops
    Give him some time and maybe it will dawn on him.
    at DK:

    “Something odd is happening in this election
    Not quite sure what.
    You wouldn’t typically expect a district this Democratic to be at any real risk.”

  55. hmmm…

    Seems like bambi is now between a rock and a hard place.

    He’s losing the Jewish vote and at the same time Saudi Arabia is telling him not to veto the U.N. Palestinian vote or else. The else being that the Arab world will turn against him.

    sniff…poor guy…not.

  56. Guess Barry isn’t going to score with the Jewish donations in NY!

    He should be very worried now and so should the DNC and all Dems up for re-election…instant replay of 2010.

    Burn baby, burn.

    We told you so!

    Too bad, so sad. Hit the road Jack!

  57. Morning headlines from Big Media:

    “But… but…. but…. it’s not Obama’s fault…… Martha Coakley was a bad candidate.”

  58. Obama may just decide to give the Jewish voters in NY09 the finger by choosing to support the Palestinian statehood vote at the UN.

  59. Yup. One of the biggest things we warned about, lo these 4 long years ago, was that if the Dims insisted on selecting Obama, he would DESTROY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. We said it over and over and over.

    We were right. And now the only thing to do is help it burn to the ground quickly, so that hopefully a saner party will emerge.

  60. LOL! Considering that this was Wiener’s seat, a wag has tweeted:

    @DLoesch: Erections have consequences! #NY09

  61. And don’t forget NV.

    Washoe County, which is basically Reno and the suburbs. This is a relative Democratic stronghold: voted heavily for Obama in 2008, and Reid in 2010. Mark Amodei just took it by 10% over Kate Marshall.

    All of America, even Dem districts, are shouting: DUMP THE BOOB!!!!

  62. Susan Rice is crapping her pants right about now. She was sooo looking forward to helping the world march triumphantly toward a Palestinian state.

  63. One big obstacle will be defending the Dem party and the failed polices of the last 3 years. People will tie her to the fool. She will have to seperate, but if anyone can, it will be Hillary’

  64. gonzo, the only possibility is if he steps down. She WILL NOT primary him. Won’t happen. It would fracture the black community too badly, and kill the Party anyway.

  65. Erections have consequences! #NY09

    ——–
    Priceless.

    What a great t-shirt that would make for those folks when Barry comes to read from TOTUS.

  66. I know she won’t challenge him, I was thinking he would be forced to step down and the party would draft her…on bended knees.

  67. NY 9 has been a Democratic lock since the 19 freaking 20’s. Any way you slice it, this is REFUDIATION of Obama.

  68. I’m just laughing, if Dems have not realised they are screwed in 2012 without Hillary at the helm then they never will after today, i mean this is the equivalent of a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.

  69. They can’t blame Weiner because polls they did before the election clearly stated that Weiner was not an issue, this was a poke in the eye for Obama.

  70. OK, as much as I like “Revenge of the Jews”, I like this one even better:

    NY-9: A Hosin’ by the Chosen!

  71. “They can’t blame Weiner because polls they did before the election clearly stated that Weiner was not an issue, this was a poke in the eye for Obama.”

    My point is that they are in denial about the loss in NYC and will continue to do so in the months ahead.

  72. As they say Obama won’t change his spots, if anything, he’s accelerate his hatred and will try and strike revenge on the district, you can bank on it.

  73. Quote from DU….

    “They took NV as well…the hate for Obama is so thick here in Reno, I can’t even put a DU sticker on my car uless I want it vandilized.

    “Obama needs to be primaried”

    “I’ve come to believe Obama is a trojan horse for the republicans”

    ……………………..

    Oh its fun over there this morning.

  74. Interesting.

    Governor Tom Corbett and Pennsylvania Republicans are considering legislation to change the allocation of Pennsylvania’s Presidential electors. Instead of awarding all 20 on a winner take all basis, the plan by Senate leader Dominic Pileggi would switch to the Congressional district model currently in use by Nebraska and Maine.

    In Nebraska and Maine, the statewide popular vote for President only determines two Presidential electors, the two representing the states’ Senators. The remaining votes are allocated according to the popular vote in each House district. Nebraska’s second district breaking for Obama in 2008 did not shape the election, but if Pennsylvania follows this model, then the 2012 Electoral College scenarios change significantly. Here’s how.

    According to my own 2012 Create your own Electoral College tool, the base 2008 map with the 2012 apportionment starts the President with a 359-179 Electoral College lead. However if we swing five states (Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Indiana, and Ohio) and one district (Nebraska 2) that George W. Bush won twice, Barack Obama’s lead is reduced to 272-266.

    Enter Pennsylvania. In 2008, Obama won 9 of 19 House districts, plus the statewide vote. If he were to win 9 of Pennsylvania’s 18 districts in 2012 plus the statewide vote, he would earn 11 of the state’s 20 votes, with the remaining 9 going to the Republican.

    Subtracting 9 from Obama in the above scenario, and adding 9 to the Republican, changes the result. The Republican now wins 275-263. Republicans would have much less need to hope for a turnaround in states like Nevada or Colorado, or to win a coin flip in swing states like New Mexico, New Hampshire, or Iowa. Five states that went for Bush twice would win the election.

    It’s obvious why Pennsylvania Republicans are considering this. It changes the tactical situation of the race, with an 18 point swing toward the Republicans. The Pennsylvania plan is as meaningful as winning Colorado’s 9 electoral votes, and that’s without even changing the mood of the electorate.

  75. If you haven’t enjoyed yourself enough this evening and need a few more laughs check out

    #AttackWatch on twitter.

    Has to be a joke. Right? Anyhow if it’s not it as epic fail as the tweets are very funny.

  76. For Democrats, It’s 2010 All Over Again
    By NATE SILVER

    The outcome of any individual election to the United States House, even in a highly partisan era where Congressional elections have a relatively strong correlation with presidential voting and national trends, is going to be determined based on a combination of local and national factors. One congressional district’s outcome may diverge significantly from another’s – even if they seem similar on the surface — based on the quality of the candidates, the demographics of the region and issues highly pertinent to the district but not to the nation at large. Any one race may or may not be representative.

    There are good reasons to think that local issues may have loomed especially large in New York’s 9th Congressional District, where the Republican Bob Turner won on Tuesday. President Obama had significantly underperformed his Democratic predecessors in the district in 2008, and the large split in voting between the Brooklyn and Queens portions of the district — the Brooklyn parts are more heavily Jewish — implies that Israel-related issues may have played a role.

    There were other local factors as well: influential endorsements for Mr. Turner by Democratic leaders like former Mayor Ed Koch and the Assemblyman Dov Hikind, and local rabbis; the close timing of the election with the Sept. 11 anniversary; the fact that the district had been vacated by a Democrat, Anthony Weiner, in a scandal; and perhaps gay marriage in a district that is economically liberal but fairly religious, with pockets of social conservatism.

    Still, even if those issues played a role, even if they swung the result, the Democrat David Weprin would likely have performed better had the national environment been stronger for his party.

    And when paired with the results in Nevada’s Second Congressional District, where the Democrat Kate Marshall was blown out on Tuesday, the special election scorecard is starting to look pretty ominous for Democrats.

    read on…………………

    http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/14/for-democrats-its-2010-all-over-again/

    ……………………….

    They see the writing on the wall.

  77. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is backing Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential bid.

    Sandoval cites Perry’s “strong record on jobs” and says Perry “will get America working again” in announcing his support in a statement issued Tuesday.

    Nevada’s caucuses are held shortly after contests in Iowa and New Hampshire. That makes Sandoval’s support key in the nomination race.

  78. Emails coming out and it does not look good for the WH.

    WH Pressured OMB on Solyndra Decision

    The Washington Post uncovers more White House e-mails regarding the Solyndra loan scandal, and it’s not pretty:

    The Obama White House tried to rush federal reviewers for a decision on a nearly half-billion-dollar loan to the solar panel manufacturer Solyndra so Vice President Biden could announce the approval at a September 2009 groundbreaking for the company’s new factory, newly obtained e-mails show…

    The August 2009 e-mails, released toThe Washington Post, show White House officials repeatedly asking OMB reviewers when they would be able to decide on the federal loan and noting a looming press event at which they planned to announce the deal. In response, OMB officials expressed concern that they were being rushed to approve the company’s project without adequate time to assess the risk to taxpayers, according to the e-mails, which were provided by Republican congressional investigators…

    So clearly, as far as the Obama administration was concerned, the Solyndra loan was a done deal, and didn’t much care for the opinions of the budget geeks at OMB. They were far too preoccupied with their plans to “spike the football,” so to speak, by sending Joe Biden out to California to declare that Solyndra was “exactly was the Recovery Act is all about.” Indeed, the White House appears to have pressured OMB to approve the loan so as not to jeopardize a “looming press event.” (That sentence pretty well captures the Obama presidency, no?). OMB, on the other hand, was none too pleased:

    “We have ended up with a situation of having to do rushed approvals on a couple of occasions (and we are worried about Solyndra at the end of the week),” one official wrote. That August 31, 2009, message, written by a senior OMB staffer and sent to Terrell P. McSweeny, Biden’s domestic policy adviser, concluded, “We would prefer to have sufficient time to do our due diligence reviews.”

    The White House pressure may have had a “tangible impact” on OMB’s risk assessment of the loan, the congressional investigators concluded…

    In one e-mail, an assistant to Rahm Emanuel, then White House chief of staff, wrote on Aug. 31, 2009, to OMB about the upcoming Biden announcement on Solyndra and asked whether “there is anything we can help speed along on OMB side.”

    An OMB staff member responded: “I would prefer that this announcement be postponed. . . . This is the first loan guarantee and we should have full review with all hands on deck to make sure we get it right.”

    These revelations fly in the face of what White House officials have been saying over the past couple of weeks. They have repeatedly insisted that the White House did not intervene in the Solyndra loan process. In response, a White House spokesman told the Post “there was interest in when a decision would be made because of its impact on whether an event involving the vice president could be scheduled for a particular date or not,” but reiterated that the loan decision was “merit-based.”

    Read the whole thing here. This ought to make for a colorful hearing tomorrow. Bottom line: this is full blown scandal, and it’s not going away any time soon.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/277134/wh-pressured-omb-solyndra-decision-andrew-stiles

    ………………………………………………..

    popcorn.

  79. Keep calling them, admin!

    New York 9: Stunning Repudiation of Chuck Schumer
    Michael Barone
    snip This result is a rebuke to Barack Obama, but it is a rebuke as well—a stinging one, perhaps more stinging—to Senator Charles Schumer. He represented much of this district for 18 years and the now disgraced Anthony Weiner was his staffer and pretty obviously Schumer’s chosen successor as congressman when he ran successfully for the Senate in 1998. In addition, Schumer has made it his special project to win back white middle class voters in places like metro New York for the Democratic party. In January 2007, just in time for the new Democratic majority in Congress, he published a book, Positively American: Winning Back the Middle-Class Majority One Family at a Time. It is a thoughtful essay on how Democrats can win the votes of the kind of voter Schumer himself has won over in his career as a congressman and senator, with specific policy recommendations as well as public relations advice. As one of the three Democratic leaders of the Democratic majority in the Senate—and by common consent the one who outshines in intellect the other two put together—Schumer has played an important role in fashioning Democratic policies, including but not limited to the 2009 stimulus package and Obamacare. This vote is a startling repudiation of those policies by just the voters Schumer was hoping to win over. snip
    http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/new-york-9-stunning-repudiation-chuck-schumer

  80. Can you believe it, WH is trying to blame the Bush administration for Solyndra.

    The White House also noted to ABC News that the Bush administration was the first to consider Solyndra’s application and that some executives at the company have a history of donating to Republicans. The results of the Congressional probe shared Tuesday with ABC News show that less than two weeks before President Bush left office, on January 9, 2009, the Energy Department’s credit committee made a unanimous decision not to offer a loan commitment to Solyndra.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/emails-obama-white-house-monitored-huge-loan-connected/story?id=14508865&singlePage=true

  81. moononpluto
    September 14th, 2011 at 3:41 am
    Emails coming out and it does not look good for the WH.

    It is interesting that the WP is spinning this for the WH. Portraying this as an overeager new WH just trying to get some good press for the stimulus who made some dumb beginner mistakes because they have a really good heart for a favorite progressive industry which is going to save the planet is not quite the way it all happened.

    Kaiser, who is portrayed as an Oklahoma billionaire, is a corporate takeover artist. He and his clan do not live in Oklahoma, they live in San Francisco. Remember the famous “So it’s not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations” that Obama brayed at his elite uber wealthy followers. There is a very good chance that Kaiser was there. Oklahoma is an office address of the “Kaiser Family Trust” so they can take advantage of tax breaks and state tax breaks of for “job creation” that leads to further tax breaks at the federal level. The Oklahomans are rather sick of them.

    So Kaiser through his venture capital front pumped some millions into a company that met the chosen parameters of the group from Chicago who were going for the WH. Green energy is a popular industry with progressives. It is also notoriously risky and likely to fail at any time even with the best of intentions. Sort of like education initiatives and public housing for the poor in Chicago. Both seem to eat money and produce nothing tangible ever. Green energy was the perfect new money pit.

    The fact that Solyndra was never a going concern, had no hope of ever being one, had bad technology, had no business plan that ever would work, and was run by grifters made it perfect for an Obama bundler. There are some other green companys that have Obama bundler finger prints all over them and they will be scrutinized in due time.

    The brand spanking new Obama administration starts applying pressure to the Dept of Energy and OMB to approve a half billion dollar loan. A sting of flunkies and the main investor start their pilgrimage to the fount of easy money to get the deal promised. Emails, letters, phone calls pour out of the WH to the agencies concerned to hurry it up. A PR stunt is incidental, the money is demanded to get this thing going, FAST. It is done over the objections of anyone with any decency and a brain.

    Solyndra is burning a million a week. What they are spending it on we will find out but the burn rate is high. In February 2011 all the money is gone they say. Where did it go the DOE bureaucrats asks? Never mind that Kaiser is going to kick in another 75 mill to tide us over but the seniority of the debt has to be re-ordered. The DOE agreed to this! The federal loan is paid back. If anyone thinks that 75 million was provided out of altruism rather than to gain total control by subverting seniority of the debt, they are an idiot. At the end of the six month extention by Kaiser, Solyndra makes another courtesy call to DOE for more loans, are turned down as ordered by the WH, the doors are locked, bankruptcy is immediately filed with a 30 day(!!!) disposition of assets taken over by Kaiser. Almost finished.

    Except the DOE Inspector General who has been watching has the FBI raid them. And the Republican House of Representative has been investigating. And the bankruptcy court has been put on notice. The DOJ is no where to be seen

  82. Corrections needed. I cannot type on a laptop because the keyboards are too damn little.
    Paragraph 6: The federal loan will not be paid back.

  83. “Solyndra is burning a million a week. What they are spending it on we will find out but the burn rate is high. In February 2011 all the money is gone they say. Where did it go the DOE bureaucrats asks? Never mind that Kaiser is going to kick in another 75 mill to tide us over but the seniority of the debt has to be re-ordered. The DOE agreed to this! The federal loan is “not” paid back. If anyone thinks that 75 million was provided out of altruism rather than to gain total control by subverting seniority of the debt, they are an idiot. At the end of the six month extention by Kaiser, Solyndra makes another courtesy call to DOE for more loans, are turned down as ordered by the WH, the doors are locked, bankruptcy is immediately filed with a 30 day(!!!) disposition of assets taken over by Kaiser. Almost finished.”
    _______________________

    The money burned through, a million a week- then looking for more funding.. I’ll bet there were sticky fingers on the money between the cash infusion from Kaiser and the bank deposit to Solyndra. There seems to be a system in play here. This is something they apparently have been successful with in the past in Chicago.

    The Chicago Combine’s favorite thing was government housing- Get the federal loan.. oopsey daisy with the money, inferior workdone or no work at all- fill in with more money from other sectors to keep the company afloat until it dies a natural death or goes BK when nobody’s looking. This has a Rezko template all over it-

  84. mop: Can you believe it, WH is trying to blame the Bush administration for Solyndra.
    ———-
    And to think just a few days ago Obie was “praying” beside GWB.
    ##########
    mormaer: WP is spinning this for the WH. Portraying this as an overeager new WH
    ———————————
    Not ready on Day 1? Surely they jest.
    #############
    😉

  85. They also need to investigate the General Contractor who built the Solyndra facility, RUDOLPH & SLETTEN.

    They are a bundler for Obama!

    This President has been a President of Pay Back.

  86. Ha, ha, and HA! The Losercrats can’t even hold on to a safe seat in NYC where Jews predominate. Message sent loud and clear! Obama, you suck, and that sentiment is not just held by Republicans. Personally, unlike turndown who would prefer a “good” Democrat (oxymorom for the most part) to hold the seat, I am very pleased that the Democrat nautica seamist towel. It now looks like the rank and file is starting their rebellion. Has the Arab spring arrived here for the Losercrats? I sure think so. Now if that is not poetic justice, what is?

  87. lol…. Please don’t ask about the Nautica reference in my previous post. I am currently using my Iphone, and I have no idea where that came
    from! I think you all know what that particular sentence should have read. Sorry about that!

  88. Boomers are taking the country back- look at the demographic and minus points…
    ____________________________

    Obama’s Approval Rating Plummets in California

    The National Journal

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 | Steven Shepard

    If there was any question about the breadth and magnitude of the plunge in President Obama’s job-approval rating this summer, consider this new data point: For the first time, fewer than half of voters in deep-blue California approve of the job Obama is doing, according to a new Field Poll released early Wednesday.

    Just 46 percent of voters approve of the job Obama is doing, while 44 percent disapprove. That is eight points lower than the previous Field Poll, conducted in June.

    Obama has lost ground among all groups. His approval rating is 10 points lower among Democrats, 2 points lower among Republicans, and a whopping 13 points lower among independents, down to 45 percent among that key group.

    Obama has lost 10 percent of men and 6 percent of women. His approval rating is nine points lower among white voters and three points down among Hispanics. It dropped 6 points among voters aged 18-29, 10 points among voters in their 30s, 7 points among voters in their 40s, 8 points among voters aged 50-64, and 10 points among voters over 65.

    California voters are increasingly pessimistic about the direction of the country. Just 21 percent of voters — and 16 percent of independents — think the country is on the right track.

    Despite the steep drop in Obama’s approval rating, he remains likely to carry California, the Electoral College’s biggest prize. While the percentage of voters who say they are not inclined to reelect him has risen since June, more voters still say they are inclined to support his reelection, by a margin of 49 percent to 44 percent. California has voted for the Democrat for president in each election since 1992.

    One possible reason why Obama’s reelection percentage slightly outperforms his approval rating is that the president remains personally popular in the Golden State. Fifty-five percent of voters have a favorable opinion of Obama, while 41 percent have an unfavorable opinion of him.

    The Field Poll was conducted Sept. 1-12, surveying 1,001 registered voters. Each question released Wednesday, however, was asked of random, split subsamples. The margins of error were +/- 4.4 percent or +/- 4.6 percent, depending on which sample was asked the question. The margins of error were higher for subgroups.

    http://hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com/archives/2011/09/obamas-approval-1.php

  89. shocking comment from a … Right Winger?

    “I just have to laugh. I wouldn’t have voted for her, but Hillary today seems like Ronald Reagan compared to this clown. She has got to be, somewhere on the road working her pantsuit off trying to contain his mess. There has to be some satisfaction for her to see the idiotic proletariat democrat base twisting in the wind for voting this guy into office instead of her. Makes me smile through my tears as well.”

  90. Bwah hahahah

    Dear #AttackWatch Ocean tides have refused to recede & planet has not healed. They are insubordinate to @BarackObama!

    Dear #attackwatch: I heard somebody say that POTUS was scared to release his grades from Columbia.

    Pssst, #attackwatch , I think someone is trying to subvert the United States by usurping our Constitution! Any suggestions? Ken-ya help me?

    Hey @AttackWatch, I heard GE’s Jeff Immelt flies in a cororate jet. Get him!

    Hi #Attackwatch I saw someone wearing white today, its after Labor Day right??

    #AttackWatch just noticed my phone book, there are no black pages; please come pick em up..

    #AttackWatch will you be handing out tickets or numbered tattoos on our forearms??

    Dear #AttackWatch: I understand Obama really DIDNT pay Peggy Joseph’s gas and mortgage! She’s PISSED! I call for an investigation NOW!

    …………..

    Pissing myself laughing.

  91. Fuck a duck. Admin is gonna love this.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2011/09/14/bloomberg-poll-puts-obama-re-elect-number-at-29/

    Bloomberg poll puts Obama re-elect number at … 29%

    But those numbers are just the appetizers. Bloomberg asks respondents whether they will definitely vote for Obama in 2012, and only 29% of them say yes. Another 21% say they will consider a different candidate, while 43% say they will definitely not vote for Obama. Among Democrats, only 67% don’t want a primary challenge in 2012 against the sitting President, while 30% “would like another candidate to try” for the nomination. Bear in mind that the poll sample comprises a D/R/I split of 39/31/27, which means that Obama is losing more than a quarter of his own voters, assuming all 29% are Democrats.

    Maybe DNC chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was more correct than she knew.

  92. Oh boy! This is MO in full Wright mode..
    ____________________________

    A Tale of Two Presidents

    As President Obama and former President George W. Bush greet family members of the deceased. Bush reads a letter from President Abraham Lincoln (who) wrote to a widow who lost sons in the Civil War:

    Mary Altaffer/The Associated Press

    When President Bush spoke at the official ceremonies of the tenth anniversary of the 911 attacks, he was met with applause and warmth from the families. When Obama spoke, there was silence (just as with Mayor Bloomberg). The animus was palpable.

    UPDATE: Wait, there’s more to turn your stomach.

    As members of the NYPD and NYFD were folding our flag that flew over Ground Zero during the time of the atrocities, Our First Lady whispered to Our President “All This For A Flag”? If that weren’t bad enough, look at Obama’s smirk of consent.(Remark at 34:16 here):

    UPDATE: And an Embarrassing First Lady

    “All this Just For a Flag”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_OCjMaWZKWU

  93. Holy crap @ 10:00am. One of the rated comments up top on that flag video is saying:

    “Im currently training in lip reading for a class on investigative technics, and yea the poster of this video is absolutely right. “All this for a damn flag” was what was said, and i even took it to class to have the others figure it out too….everyone came to the same conclusion except for the girl near me who btw is a fanatical Obama supporter, and even she just stayed quiet when asked what was said.”

    lumendelsol 2 hours ago

    “All this for a damn flag?” I rewatched it in full screen. Try it.

  94. All this for a damn flag?” I rewatched it in full screen. Try it.
    **************

    I am no lip reader but even I can make out “damn flag” and the POTUS nods in affirmation.

    Throw these fu88KERS OUT!

  95. Mrs. Smith was even more correct than we first knew in her previous video comment when she said, “Oh boy! This is MO in full Wright mode..”

    The attack ads will write themselves on this one. They both need to resign.

  96. Yup, AttackWatch is pretty darn entertaining…who would have thunk the Calf’s minions could actually be so humorous?

    I bet they are trying to think of how to charge for each twitter.

  97. It now looks like the rank and file is starting their rebellion.

    ———
    Actually, most of us were half of the ‘rank and file’ but we defected in 2008…these Obots just realized there are toxic fumes under the bus.

  98. [snip]

    But Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said the district’s large concentration of Orthodox Jews made it unusual and meant the race had few national ramifications.

    “In this district, there is a large number of people who went to the polls tonight who didn’t support the president to begin with and don’t support Democrats — and it’s nothing more than that,” she said in a telephone interview.

    As Mr. Turner declared that the election had been a referendum on the president, his buoyant supporters, gathered at a restaurant in Howard Beach, Queens, shouted “Yes, we can,” appropriating the galvanizing phrase of Mr. Obama’s 2008 campaign. Mr. Turner predicted that voters elsewhere would also rebuke Mr. Obama in the elections next year.

    “We have lit one candle today,” he said. “It’s going to be a bonfire pretty soon.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/14/nyregion/ny-democrats-try-to-avoid-upset-in-special-election.html?_r=1&hp

  99. 1. In a cynical mode, I’m wondering if MO’s conversation with BO (it was so rude of her to be talking at that time) is a setup for O to launch a whitey attack of some kind.
    2. Heard TJ Winnik (sp) report that Big Dawg had made robocalls for Weprin.
    3. Here’s what BO will be doing, evidently, from now on: Senior administration officials say the president will be making his case for Congress to pass his jobs plan for much of the rest of the year, taking his message outside Washington as he has in recent days, visiting Virginia Friday, Ohio Tuesday and North Carolina Wednesday. The push will include another bus tour, though it is not yet scheduled, officials say, and will target regional media, including local radio stations, with ads. The president will travel to non-battleground states to make his case for “The American Jobs Act,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Monday, though officials won’t yet say which non-swing states he will visit.
    http://whitehouse.blogs.cnn.com/2011/09/13/president-obama%E2%80%99s-push-for-his-jobs-plan-will-span-months/

    It’s really hard to stay away from here today. 🙂

    Looks like BO is getting out of Dodge.

  100. Shez ZK
    September 14th, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Mrs. Smith was even more correct than we first knew in her previous video comment when she said, “Oh boy! This is MO in full Wright mode..
    __________________

    Repubs or T-Partyers will put a “voice” to MO’s heartfelt comments.

    Great campaign commercial.

    What do we need these Big $pender$ for, taking up space in our White House?

  101. I found two great bumper stickers:

    “End of an Error 2012” **** this one really great!

    “Take Back America 2012”

  102. HTA-

    “The American Jobs Act,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Monday,
    ___________

    More like: “The Kenyan Jobs Act” no-one employed-

  103. “Looks like BO is getting out of Dodge.”

    —————-

    Yep and a vacation to Australia upcoming as well…

    Almost looks like bambi and bambette are trying to spend as much taxpayer monies as they can before being cast off for good.

  104. I think its time for the DNC to march up yo the White House and ask the Obamas to pack there bags and go home to Chicago.

    Unbelievable MO caught running her mouth all this for a damn flag!!! how sad is it that she doesn’t understand what this flag means to Americans, but then how could she with all the hate that she fells towards America.

    I don’t see how they can spin this one.

  105. The narcissist is losing it. He said this in a speech today:

    “We need to build an economy that lasts,” he said. “If you love me, you gotta help me pass this bill.”

    What is he, a freaking 14 year old girl? “You would if you loved me.” WTF???

  106. jbstonesfan, are you talking about the video I posted? Um, if so, I’m not sure you understand the meaning of “going viral”. It has nothing to do with MSM.

  107. Its started……………………

    http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=DEF91CE7-00CC-4D50-8666-DA41AEF46CB6

    Hill Dems pick apart Obama jobs plan

    President Barack Obama’s new jobs plan is hitting some unexpected turbulence in the halls of Congress: lawmakers from his own party.

    As he demands Congress quickly approve his ambitious proposal aimed at reviving the sagging economy, many Democrats on Capitol Hill appear far from sold that the president has the right antidote to spur major job growth and turn around their party’s political fortunes.

    “Terrible,” Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) told POLITICO when asked about the president’s ideas for how to pay for the $450 billion price tag. “We shouldn’t increase taxes on ordinary income. … There are other ways to get there.”

    “That offset is not going to fly, and he should know that,” said Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu from the energy-producing Louisiana, referring to Obama’s elimination of oil and gas subsidies. “Maybe it’s just for his election, which I hope isn’t the case.”

    “I think the best jobs bill that can be passed is a comprehensive long-term deficit-reduction plan,” said Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), discussing proposals to slash the debt by $4 trillion by overhauling entitlement programs and raising revenue through tax reforms. “That’s better than everything else the president is talking about — combined.”

    And those are just the moderates in the party. Some liberals also have concerns.

    “There is serious discomfort with potentially setting up Social Security as a fall guy because you’re taking this contribution out,” said Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona, referring to Obama’s proposal to further slash payroll taxes.

    Democrats in large numbers will still back the president’s overall jobs package, and when the plan heads for House and Senate consideration, some of these same skeptics will very likely vote to advance the measure. But as details of the plan began to be vetted on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, it was clear that the White House needed to redouble its sales job — or tweak its plan — to force Democrats to fall in line at a pivotal point in Obama’s presidency.

    White House officials aren’t ruling out making changes to the bill or compromising with Republicans on pieces of the agenda, and they plan to brief Senate Democrats on Thursday. But following his joint address to Congress last week, Obama, in a feisty speech Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio, again ratcheted up pressure to “pass this bill.”

    “Tell them that if you want to create jobs right now — pass this bill,” Obama said. “If you want construction workers renovating schools like this one — pass this bill. If you want to put teachers back in the classroom — pass this bill. If you want tax cuts for middle-class families and small-business owners, then what do you do? Pass this bill.”

    The audience shouted back, “Pass this bill!”

    But in the halls of Congress, “this bill” was already expected to be modified, pared back significantly or overtaken by the powerful new deficit-slashing supercommittee.

    “It’s hard to have an opinion on something you don’t think is going to be the final product,” said Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson, a conservative Democrat who faces a tough reelection next year. “I’ve made it clear I’m looking for [tax] cuts, so I’m very hopeful there will be cuts.”

    The wide-ranging reaction from Democrats speaks to the dilemma facing Obama as he heads into a tough reelection with the threat of economic recession looming: He needs to show the public that he’s pushing forward a bold and detailed plan to reverse the 9.1 percent unemployment rate, but his low approval ratings have made it harder to push a bill through a deeply divided Congress.

    The push to inject cash into the economy has left Democrats stuck between pushing a jobs bill while trying not to add to the deficit.

    “Every dollar that is spent on the jobs bill … is not going to be available to Congress to deal with the debt,” said Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, an independent who caucuses with Democrats. “And to me, the top priority of ours should be long-term major debt reduction.”

    Lieberman insisted he was still open to backing the Obama plan, but he said the revenue raisers laid out in the plan raise “questions about whether it will be paid for over the long term.”

    The new congressional supercommittee, created by last month’s law to raise the debt ceiling, could very well play a large role for the Obama jobs plan, which calls on the panel to find additional cost savings to help pay for it. In an effort to push the committee to find additional cuts in the range of $4 trillion over the next decade, a bipartisan group of senators met Tuesday morning in an effort to push the panel in that direction.

    And next week, the White House plans to unveil what Obama says is a long-term deficit-reduction plan — on top of the measures that administration officials say will fully offset the costs of the new jobs proposal over 10 years.

    In the jobs plan, Obama proposes to expand payroll tax cuts so employees’ rates would be reduced to 3.1 percent in 2012, down from the original rate of 6.2 percent that helps fund Social Security. A number of tax credits would be extended to businesses that hire workers and purchase new equipment. Billions would be spent on school construction, the hiring of teachers, the enlistment of more first responders, the rebuilding of infrastructure and for construction companies renovating old homes. Unemployment benefits would be extended through 2013.

    To pay for nearly $400 billion, the White House would limit to 28 percent itemized deductions for families earning more than $250,000. Some $18 billion would be raised by increasing taxes on income earned by investment funds, another $40 billion would be raised by repealing certain subsidies for oil and gas drilling, and $3 billion would be raised by overhauling how taxes are treated for corporate jets.

    Limiting deductions to upper-income families was opposed by all but three senators in the Democratic-controlled Senate in 2009. But some of those who voted against the idea in 2009 say they’d be open to backing it as part of a comprehensive package.

    “The president has laid out a package, laid out a way of paying for it, I have no trouble supporting it,” said Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad of North Dakota.

    Similarly, while some Democrats worried about the impact further cuts to the payroll tax would have on the Social Security program, and whether it would spur job growth, some like Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) said they could swallow it as part of a more sweeping proposal.

    But the tax increases clearly have generated concern among a number of Democrats who are calling for broader changes rather than tax hikes on specific industries.

    “If we’re going to change something, we got to be sure that we do it in the total [tax reform] package, that they know what the rules of the road are,” said Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.).

    Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, from the oil-rich state of Alaska, said it was “frustrating” to see the president single out the oil industry after calling on the congressional supercommittee in last week’s address to Congress to find savings.

    “When you start singling out certain industries, there’s an unfairness to it,” he said in an interview. “On the pay-fors, I have a problem.”

    …………………..

    That my friends is the sound of Democrats starting to save their own necks because they know they have a big old albatross round it.

  108. ROFL HillaryforTexas. That’s twice today you’ve caused me to blow a ciggie out of my nose.

    Here’s two quick comments on the AttackWatch spoof vid that made me laugh:

    “Can we get the original version in German?”
    justwinal 17 minutes ago

    “I reported myself yesterday.”
    EPSigafoos 18 minutes ago

  109. One more comment on AW vid, deserves a prize:

    “Give him a break. He created two jobs yesterday in NY and NV
    s4rcorvette 2 hours ago 113(thumbsup)”

  110. New York Fallout: President Obama ‘Moving to Avoid Political Suicide’

    http://biggovernment.com/cstreet/2011/09/14/new-york-fallout-president-obama-moving-to-avoid-political-suicide

    The ultra-liberal Huffington Post blared that President Obama: “MOVING TO AVOID POLITICAL SUICIDE”; as the White House abandoned efforts to pass his American Jobs Act and went into a maximum defensive mode to save the President’s imploding re-election campaign following the loss of Anthony Weiner’s ultra-Democrat New York House seat and the launch of an inter-party rebellion to deny Obama the Democratic nomination for President.

    The President took his best shot at trying to sell America his vision for new stimulus spending in last week’s joint- session of Congress speech the main-stream-media adoringly termed: “forceful yet plain-spoken message on jobs and the economy”. Hope for the bill’s passage wilted on Tuesday with front page article: “Support for Big Government Jobs Programs has Evaporated” simultaneously published in the conservative Big Government and the ultra-liberal Huffington Post. The story revealed a 50% opinion poll plunge in “likely voter” support for spending on job creation has doomed much of the bill.

    Legislative losses can cause political damage to any Presidential Administration; but the stunning blow last night as voters in New York’s 9th Congressional District, formerly held by disgraced Democrat Anthony Weiner, reversed a nearly 90-year tradition by electing a Republican has begun what Andrew Breitbart termed a “Civil War Against Obama”.

    The first hint there might be a coup d’etat brewing against the President by the extremist wing of his party came ten days ago in an Op Ed by Mat Stoller: “What Democrats can do about Obama” published in the liberal “Salon” website.

    Stoller is Fellow of the non-profit Roosevelt Institute that is devoted to carrying forward the most collectivist legacy and values of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. His editorial comments are a clear warning to Obama his party’s elites stand ready to decapitate his re-election campaign if his plummeting prospects threatened to drag down other Democrats in the 2012:

    “From the debt ceiling fiasco to the recent rescheduling of a jobs speech at the behest of Speaker Boehner, it has not been a good summer for President Obama. Like Chinese water torture, Gallup’s daily tracking poll has shown a steady and unrelenting drip of bad news. He has been in and out of the high 30s for his approval, and in the low to mid-50s for his disapproval. George W. Bush’s approval rating didn’t drop this low until Katrina hit. And on the economy, 71 percent of Americans disapprove of how Obama is doing his job. Even among reliably Democratic groups — union households, women and young people — he’s now unpopular.

    No one, not even the president’s defenders, expect his coming jobs speech to mean anything. When the president spoke during a recent market swoon, the market dropped another 100 points. Democrats may soon have to confront an uncomfortable truth, and ask whether Obama is a suitable choice at the top of the ticket in 2012. They may then have to ask themselves if there’s any way they can push him off the top of the ticket.

    read on……………

    ……………………………………..

    He committed political suicide a while back, just taken them a while to spot the smell of a rotting political corpse.

  111. HillaryforTexas
    September 14th, 2011 at 1:33 pm
    The narcissist is losing it. He said this in a speech today:

    “We need to build an economy that lasts,” he said. “If you love me, you gotta help me pass this bill.”
    What is he, a freaking 14 year old girl? “You would if you loved me.” WTF???
    _______________________________________________

    Absolutely psycho. He needs to be removed, now.

  112. Welcome to Nazi America with Attack Watch. For some this a joke, but for me this is extremely dangerous play ground.

  113. ROTFLMAO!!!! Okay, this is snarkily delicious.

    With all this talk of “Pass the Bill!”, the media hasn’t noticed that there STILL is no bill. Nope, still no “American Jobs Act” submitted by the President.

    So a TX representative noticed this, and in a moment of sheer shit-or-get-off-the-pot genius, has stolen the President’s title for his non-existent bill.

    He submitted his own bill today, entitled the “American Jobs Act”.

    😀 😀 😀

  114. henry, the video has been on 306 views all day, even though I am seeing on the blogs that EVERYONE is sending the link around.

  115. People aint listening anymore. I think he finally went too far.

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/09/obamas-calls-to-action-fail-to-make-big-splash/

    Obama’s Calls to Action Fail to Make Big Splash

    In four speeches on his jobs plan in six days, President Obama has hounded lawmakers to “pass this bill” and urged Americans to raise their voices and join him in the call to action.

    “Call, email, tweet, fax, visit, Facebook, send a carrier pigeon to” Republicans in Congress, telling them to pass his plan right away, Obama has said with an impassioned plea.

    So far, at least, the effort to leverage a flood of popular support for the plan against recalcitrant members of Congress seems to have fallen flat.

    Sources on Capitol Hill tell ABC News congressional switchboards and email servers have not been inundated by any notable increases in traffic, certainly nothing close to what was encountered after Obama delivered similar pleas for action during the contentious debt-ceiling debate and health care-reform battle.

    There has been “no big uptick related to the president this time,” one House Democratic aide said. “We’re definitely hearing from constituents worried about jobs etc., but that was true before the speech, too.”

  116. lisaque
    I agree it is profoundly frightening if its legit. I have my doubts about it. And since it has become such a joke wouldn’t they take it down?

  117. The Chicago Combine’s favorite thing was government housing- Get the federal loan.. oopsey daisy with the money, inferior workdone or no work at all- fill in with more money from other sectors to keep the company afloat until it dies a natural death or goes BK when nobody’s looking.

    ====================

    Yep. And that proves houses can never work and there’s no such thing as rain anyway, it’s all a hoax.

  118. Yep. And that proves houses can never work and there’s no such thing as rain anyway, it’s all a hoax.

    Nice strawman ya got there. Having fun beating it? Because it has nothing to do with what Mrs. Smith posted @ 9:02

  119. H4T
    So it is real, I stand corrected.

    I wonder what a parent/spouse/child of someone who lost- gave their life for that “damn flag” will feel upon seeing mo’s callous remarks and teh one’s reaction, especially, given the situation.

  120. So a TX representative noticed this, and in a moment of sheer shit-or-get-off-the-pot genius, has stolen the President’s title for his non-existent bill.

    He submitted his own bill today, entitled the “American Jobs Act”.

    ==================

    ROTFL!

  121. lisaque, oh I agree that Obama & The JackBootBots aren’t one bit funny. But it is laugh or cry time again, they more than deserve to get the hell mocked out of them. And what is this by now… Round 3 or 4 of them wanting to turn Americans into snitches and turn on each other? I saw a serious report on this AttackWatch site (a.k.a. FTS, now *FightTheSmears Jr. v2.0* ) yesterday on some of the birther blogs. Obama is right back to trying to convince the sheeple that he is a “citizen”. No mention once again of the actual Constitutional qualifications of having to be a “natural born Citizen“. I’ll have to go take a current screenshot of this new bullshit site to add to the other evolving screenshots I’ve collected. There are several revisions, incarnations, and blatant CHANGES of the original FTS birth page where they start out claiming he is natural born (which was rapidly scrubbed), then changes it to “native born”, had to add an excuse about his British citizenship, and now it is down to mere ‘citizen’.

  122. One more point Shez ZK: the mockery is doing some good. The mockery has effectively shut down that pernicious website. In addition the website has been hijacked to good purpose in that instead of reading attempts at intimidation, what readers see is a website paid for by Obama that makes fun of Obama. It’s double O bOObery. Remember, you can’t spell “boob” without B.O.

    The website mockery also is a rally point for people who want to mock Obama. This is important because in 2007/2008 there was organized and successful work by Obama operatives to control internet reporting of Obama.. Using “google bombs,” creatures like Chris Bowers devised the Stalinist strategy of “upping” Google pro-Obama article searches and effectively burying articles telling the truth about Obama.

    The significance of the attackwatch mess is that the Obama crews of paid bloggers and organizers no longer can control even their own websites.

    Lisaque makes some good points and we will add one: The entire attackwatch strategy is to paint Obama opponents as “terrorists.” It’s the national security state slogan “see something, say something” grafted to national politics. It is dangerous. Americans are told to “see something, say something” because terrorists can be caught with that information and the nasty Obama campaign echoes the “see something, say something” anti-terrorist plan to not so subliminally brand Obama opponents as “terrorists” too. Disgusting.

    BTW, why haven’t we been attackwatched? We’re increasingly upset about this. 🙂

  123. Bwahahaa you two. Totally agree. I’ll add another comment from the AW spoof vid then, went something like:
    “I was reported yesterday.. and I’m freakin’ proud of it”

Comments are closed.