Silvia Woods Didn’t Build That

Update: The good news: Team Romney aggressively courting small business in swing states this week. The funny news: Obama is so worried about his own self-destruct revelatory statement he is now spending a mint to deny he said what he said.

Somehow Obama and his Hopium brigades do not understand that whether Obama was referring to small business or infrastructure in his statement the end product is the same. Silvia Woods, as we write below, had little “infrastructure” other than crime ridden streets when she opened up her restaurant.

Stomping his foot and holding his breath, Obama is “losing his patience” at Mitt Romney accurately quoting him. So angry is Obama he and his henchmen plan to “go nuclear” on Romney. But with the New American Crossroads ad: “Replay”, Team Romney has beaten Obama to the punch.



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Silvia Woods died last week. She was called by many who visited her Harlem restaurant “the queen of soul food.”

In 1962 Harlem was not the increasingly gentrified somewhat chic neighborhood it is today. In Harlem 1962 Malcolm X walked the streets of 7th Avenue and 125th streets. There was no Harlem Boys Choir yet. There was no Dance Theater Of Harlem yet. That was all in the future.

Race riots were also in the short term future. By 1964 the riots were all the rage. Harlem was in trouble:

“Statistics from 1940 show about 100 murders per year in Harlem, “but rape is very rare.”[31] By 1950, essentially all of the whites had left Harlem and by 1960, much of the black middle class had departed. At the same time, control of organized crime shifted from Jewish and Italian syndicates to local black, Puerto Rican, and Cuban groups that were somewhat less formally organized.[29] At the time of the 1964 riots, the drug addiction rate in Harlem was ten times higher than the New York City average, and twelve times higher than the United States as a whole. Of the 30,000 drug addicts then estimated to live in New York City, 15,000 to 20,000 lived in Harlem. Property crime was pervasive, and the murder rate was six times higher than New York’s average. Half of the children in Harlem grew up with one parent, or none, and lack of supervision contributed to juvenile delinquency; between 1953 and 1962, the crime rate among young people increased throughout New York City, but was consistently 50% higher in Harlem than in New York City as a whole.”

In 1962, in Harlem, Silvia Woods opened her restaurant. Silvia Woods’ restaurant was hampered by a city government that did not work, an infrastructure that did not function much of the time, streets clogged with crime. But through it all, Silvia Woods kept her restaurant:

She built something out of nothing,” said one person. “She kept her family together.”

On August 1, Silvia Woods’ restaurant, built with the help of her husband, will celebrate it’s 50th anniversary but Silvia Woods will not physically be there. Many businesses have died in the past 50 years but not the restaurant built by the South Carolina native in Harlem, in 1962, on Lenox Avenue. The “something out of nothing” she built in the “mean streets” of Harlem 1962 won’t be forgotten.

Some will insult Silvia Woods and denigrate her achievement, her survival. The Barack Obama’s of the world will give credit where credit is not due. Barack Obama will grab the glory for others and trash the memory of those who worked hard to build something lasting, something worthwhile remembering:

“When President Barack Obama hauled off and slapped American small-business owners in the mouth the other day, I wanted to dream of my father.

But I didn’t have to close my eyes to see my dad. I could do it with my eyes open.

All I had to do was think of the driveway of our home, and my dad’s car gone before dawn, that old white Chrysler with a push-button transmission. It always started, but there was a hole in the floor and his feet got wet in the rain. So he patched it with concrete mix and kept on driving it to the little supermarket he ran with my Uncle George.

He’d return home long after dark, physically and mentally exhausted, take a plate of food, talk with us for a few minutes, then flop in that big chair in front of the TV. Even before his cigarette was out, he’d begin to snore.

The next day he’d wake up and do it again. Day after day, decade after decade. Weekdays and weekends, no vacations, no time to see our games, no money for extras, not even forMcDonald’s. My dad and Uncle George, and my mom and my late Aunt Mary, killing themselves in their small supermarket on the South Side of Chicago.

There was no federal bailout money for us. No Republican corporate welfare. No Democratic handouts. No bipartisan lobbyists working the angles. No Tony Rezkos. No offshore accounts. No Obama bucks.

Just two immigrant brothers and their families risking everything, balancing on the economic high wire, building a business in America. They sacrificed, paid their bills, counted pennies to pay rent and purchase health care and food and not much else. And for their troubles they were muscled by the politicos, by the city inspectors and the chiselers and the weasels, all those smiling extortionists who held the government hammer over all of our heads.

Like Silvia Woods, John Kass’ immigrant dad built something built to last. It wasn’t Barack Obama who built the south side Chicago supermarket. It wasn’t the government either. It was hard work:

You didn’t get there on your own,” Obama said. “I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.

“If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.”

If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that? Somebody else made that happen?

Somebody else, Mr. President? Who, exactly? Government?

One of my earliest memories as a boy at the store was that of the government men coming from City Hall. One was tall and beefy. The other was wiry. They wanted steaks.

We didn’t eat red steaks at home or yellow bananas. We took home the brown bananas and the brown steaks because we couldn’t sell them. But the government men liked the big, red steaks, the fat rib-eyes two to a shrink-wrapped package. You could put 20 or so in a shopping bag.

“Thanks, Greek,” they’d say.

That was government.”

What built the restaurant of Silvia Woods and the supermarket John Kass senior toiled at for generations was hard work, sacrifice, sweat, worry, fear, and a dream for a better future for family:

We didn’t go to movies or out to restaurants. Everything went into the business. Uncle George and dad never bought what they could not afford. The store employed people, and the workers fed their families and educated their children and put them through college. They were good people, all of them. We worked together and worked hard, but none worked harder than the bosses.

It’s the same story with so many other businesses in America, immigrants and native-born. The entrepreneurs risk everything, their homes, their children’s college funds, their hearts, all for a chance at the dream: independence, and a small business of their own.

Most often, they fail and fall to the ground without a government parachute. But some get up and start again.”

“Get up and start again.” That’s an America that some remember.





Barack Obama wants us to forget that America.
In the latest Friendly reminder from Obama: This is a choice election, not a referendum on my performance; Update: New Obama ad responds to “you didn’t build that” criticism Obama seeks once again to bury that memory of America.

But that America, like Silvia Woods’ little restaurant that could, won’t go away even though Silvia Woods died last week. John Kass’ dad died long ago as well. But those dreams, their American dream, is still alive.

America after Barack Obama will get up and start again. The dream of America is still alive. No one man can kill it. Not even one from Chicago.

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  1. The Man-child from Chicago:

    http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/jul/22/presidential-busts/

    “Presidential busts: The worst of all: Barack Obama (2009-?)

    By U-T San Diego Editorial Board

    He took office at a time when the U.S. economy was on its worst slide in 75 years, but pushed policies using borrowed money that were more meant to preserve government jobs than broadly help the private sector where the great majority of Americans work, ensuring the jobs crisis continued.

    He railed against the heavy spending and big deficits of his predecessor, but blithely backed budgets that had triple the deficits ever seen in American history.

    He promised a smart, sweeping overhaul of the U.S. health care system, but ended up giving us a Byzantine mess promoted to the public with myths: that offering subsidized care to tens of millions of people would save money; that people would keep their own doctors; that access to care wouldn’t change; and that rationing would never happen.

    He promised a more sophisticated approach to the economy than that of his predecessor, but had so little common sense that his health law actually gave businesses a big financial incentive to discontinue providing health insurance to their employees.

    He offered hosannas to genius entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs in his prepared remarks, but when speaking off the cuff betrayed his faculty-lounge view of the world, saying of businesspeople, “if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own.”

    He swore to bring overdue oversight and honest accounting to the corporate world, but made flagrantly dishonest claims about General Motors paying back its government loans that would have triggered a criminal fraud investigation in the private sector.

    He promised to set a high new standard for ethics in the White House, but used a baffling claim of executive privilege to shield his embattled attorney general from the repercussions of a cover-up involving the death of a federal law enforcement officer.

    He denounced his predecessor for permitting harsh interrogation tactics with suspected terrorists, but once in office somehow concluded that a better, more moral approach would just be to use drones to assassinate such suspects without getting any information from them.

    He presented himself as a shrewd student of Washington politics, but once in office displayed a counterproductive standoffishness to many Democratic lawmakers eager to embrace him, never developing the broad range of personal relationships that often mark a successful presidency.

    He ran as a unifying force who would bring in a new era of civility and racial healing to Washington, but once in office embraced ugly, Chicago-style political hardball that saw nothing wrong with his supporters’ loathsome practice of depicting opposition to his policies as being driven by racism.

    He constantly offered praise for the wisdom and insights of the American public, but reacted to the broad discontent over Obamacare, high unemployment and vast deficits by saying it was a failure of his administration to properly explain its glorious record to a confused populace – not a predictable reaction to his struggles and ineffectiveness.

    And in December 2011 – at a time in which one-quarter of American adults who wanted full-time work couldn’t find it, after a year in which the federal deficit was a staggering $1.3 trillion – here was what Barack Obama had to say for himself in a CBS interview: “I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president, with the possible exceptions of Johnson, FDR and Lincoln.”

    Unbelievable. If self-reverence were a crime, our current president would be facing a life sentence. For the good of America, let’s pray we have someone else in charge of the federal government come Jan. 20, 2013.

  2. Admin, great post, but you know, you didn’t write that.. Barry and the govt did. In fact, you didn’t even build this website, Barry and the govt did.

    🙂

  3. One the Travel channel, I forget the name of the show, its with that young man who goes around eating huge amounts of food on a challenge… he did a wonderful interview with Ms. Silvia Woods and her restaurant, oops, I guess I should say barry and the govt’s restaurant.

  4. Admin: whenever I stayed in New York I would always go to Sylvia’s restaurant. 128th and Lennox in Harlem, as I recall. Thanks for mentioning it.

  5. I guess I didn’t build my own law firm for the last
    16 yrs either. I don’t recall, however, anyone
    helping me.

  6. I am completely disgusted with Feinstein. She needs to decide whether she serves the country, as head of the Intelligence Committee, or Obama. The suggestion that he deplores these leaks does not ring true. Not when the source of these leaks is his own national security director, and their effect is to enhance his prospects for re-election. He micromanages all aspects of the campaign, as opposed to governing, and they would never have occurred without his knowledge and consent. I have zero regard for any politician democrat or republican who puts party above country, particularly in matters of national security.

  7. “I have zero regard for any politician democrat or republican who puts party above country, particularly in matters of national security.”

    Agreed.

  8. I guess I didn’t build my own law firm for the last
    16 yrs either. I don’t recall, however, anyone
    helping me.
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    No. You just thought you did. And so did your clients and employees. Well, now you know why they call him the Messiah. He hath the wisdom that passeth all understanding. He is also a faith healer. Cross his palm with a big enough check and he will use taxpayer funds to heal whatever ails you. There is much to learn from a man who is this smart. Like how to ruin a great nation, with the help of big media.

  9. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/25/us-usa-campaign-obama-smallbusiness-idUSBRE86O02420120725?feedType=RSS&feedName=politicsNews&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&dlvrit=574655

    Honestly, can this man stop bitching and moaning about romney “twisting” his words, he said what he said, what he really believes. Even if you take away that one phrase “you didn’t build that”; the rest of the comments are even worse, he’s mocking, he’s openly mocking, “oh you people who think you’re soooo smart, or sooooo hardworking”, hell, its NOT YOU, YOU are not responsible, the US govt is.

    You moron in chief, there are lots of countries with lots of infrastructure, and that’s not to say its not important, but this country is the most economically powerful in the world, because the INDIVIDUAL is the driving force for success in this country, people work in their self-interest, that is not the same as selfish, but when people are allowed to pursue THEIR own self interest, then they succeed at massive levels. That’s why in this country, you can be a janitor’s kid and be the next bill gates…. we don’t mock these people, we don’t mock their smartest or hard work nor do we begrudge their financial success, obviously they have something the rest of us don’t, they achieve that level of success and as a results it pulls the rest of us forward.

    But it is the INDIVIDUAL who is responsible. They are the builders and creators of wealth, the ones who’s hard work that allows for tax revenues, the same tax revenues that then funds the govt at all levels, there is no govt without them. And this OTurd mocks them, he openly sneers and mocks them, this 2 bit community agitator who’s never held a damn job his entire life is mocking and sneering every level of business, who was created by a person who had to put his own livelihood on the line, not knowing whether it would succeed of fail, because unlike the govt entities, when a small or not well connected business fails, there is no bailout.

  10. http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/onepercent/2012/07/iranian-nuclear-facilities-thu.html

    LOL, I wonder if the Israelis had something to do with this. Very smart people.

    “n 2010, Iran’s nuclear facilities were infiltrated by Stuxnet, the centrifuge-wrecking malware allegedly cooked up by the US government. Now they seem to have been hit again by a bizarre attack forcing nuclear plant workstations to pump the song Thunderstruck by heavy metal band AC/DC through the speakers at full volume.

    News of the attack comes from Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at Finnish computer security firm F-Secure, who says he recently received a series of emails from a scientist working at the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI):

    “I am writing you to inform you that our nuclear program has once again been compromised and attacked by a new worm with exploits which have shut down our automation network at Natanz and another facility Fordo near Qom.”

    The Iranian scientist goes on to say that they believe the attackers used Metasploit, a common hacking tool which provides a variety of ways to penetrate supposedly secure networks. “There was also some music playing randomly on several of the workstations during the middle of the night with the volume maxed out,” says the scientist. “I believe it was playing ‘Thunderstruck’ by AC/DC.””

  11. jbstonesfan
    July 24th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    🙂 I think Barry and his minions are expecting a thank you note, since you know, they built your business.

  12. http://www.ynetnews.com/Ext/Comp/ArticleLayout/CdaArticlePrintPreview/1,2506,L-4260134,00.html

    Good for Romney for calling Barry out.

    ““President Obama is fond of lecturing Israel’s leaders,” Romney said Tuesday in his first speech as an official presidential candidate. “He was even caught by a microphone deriding them. He has undermined their position, which was tough enough as it was. And even at the United Nations, to the enthusiastic applause of Israel’s enemies, he spoke as if our closest ally in the Middle East was the problem.

    “The people of Israel deserve better than what they have received from the leader of the free world. And the chorus of accusations, threats, and insults at the United Nations should never again include the voice of the President of the United States.””

  13. What would make sense is this: ‘[Y]ou didn’t build the roads and bridges, nor the American system […] nor the Internet.’

    He boobishly inserted ‘If you have a business’ in a paragraph that was really about infrastructure. Like he wrote “2008” in a visitors’ book last year, or talked about 57 states, etc.

    Take out that one boobish phrase, and the paragragh would make clear sense:

    “Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. […] you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.”

  14. tim
    July 24th, 2012 at 10:26 pm
    and right on queue…. OTurd and his minions and his media minions attack the small business owner in Romney’s ad…

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/randy-hall/2012/07/24/media-target-man-romney-ad-who-states-obama-didnt-build-his-family-busin
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    Big Media wannabe dipshit town paper running to the rescue of their tin calf. Disgusting.

  15. This is firing for effect . . . .

    Posted by Moe Lane (Diary)

    Tuesday, July 24th at 11:30AM EDT
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    It’s funny.

    Squint, and you can see where the Obama administration has messed up its national security leak problem to the point where Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein (up for re-election, by the way) feels the need to criticize said administration for its feckless, juvenile, and callous disregard for proper security and the need to put the country above petty partisan advantage*. Background: Sen. Feinstein was asked a question about the recent national security origins of leaks, and apparently** whether they were coming from the executive branch itself. Her response?

    “I am aware of that, I think that’s a correct analysis,” said Feinstein, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee. “I think the White House has to understand that some of this is coming from its ranks. I don’t know specifically where, but I think they have to begin to understand that and do something about it…”

    Look at it with fully-open eyes, though, and you risk being blinded. Or, as Jim Geraghty helpfully (if not explicitly) notes, blindsided – which is what the Obama administration is having happening to them today at the VFW convention. Mitt Romney is running with this at his own speech. From Romney’s prepared remarks:

    It is reported that Bob Gates, the President’s first secretary of defense, bluntly addressed another security problem within this administration. After secret operational details of the bin Laden raid were given to reporters, Secretary Gates walked into the West Wing and told the Obama team to “shut up.” He added a colorful word for emphasis.

    Lives of American servicemen were at stake. But astonishingly, the administration failed to change its ways. More top-secret operations were leaked, even some involving covert action in Iran.

    This isn’t a partisan issue; it’s a national security crisis. And yesterday, Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein, Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said, quote, “I think the White House has to understand that some of this is coming from their ranks.”

    This conduct is contemptible. It betrays our national interest. It compromises our men and women in the field. And it demands a full and prompt investigation, with explanation and consequence. Whoever provided classified information to the media, seeking political advantage for the administration, must be exposed, dismissed, and punished. The time for stonewalling is over.

    The time for stonewalling may be over, but it will not actually end until Barack Obama is once again a private citizen. I say this because there is no indication whatsoever that the administration has a corporate (if you’ll pardon the pun) understanding of what they’re doing wrong. They assume that because leaks occur, then leaks must occur – and that leaks must be tolerated. At least, the leaks that come from political staffers. Leaks from civilian and military bureaucrats are a completely different issue.

    You do not argue with people of this sort. You simply fire them.

    Moe Lane (crosspost)

    *No, Senator Feinstein didn’t put it that way. If she was the sort of person who had that kind of moral courage, she’d be a Republican Senator.

  16. Heh, I loved hearing Sen. Linsey Gram defend Diane Feinstein while Greta tried to dog her for not pulling down Barry’s pants.

    Problem is, they don’t know who actually leaked the info. At this point!

  17. http://online.wsj.com/public/page/letters.html

    (after Iowahawk’s “Book of Barak”)

    If you hold an elected office, you didn’t build that. Someone helped you get there. Maybe it was a teachers union whose compulsory dues paid for a negative ad for your campaign. Maybe it was a venture capitalist with an interest in a solar-energy company who bundled funds for you. Or maybe it was programmers who figured out how to use the Internet to create critical mass for raising small amounts from many donors. Or, quite possibly, you got help from employees of a private-equity firm whose success you vilify but whose dollars you gladly accept.

    Mike Walsh

    Chicago

  18. Shadow, I have always liked Feinstein. I attended one of her fundraiser in San Francisco years ago. But goddamnnit to hell, the retraction she has issue is false, and disingenuous. We know from Pat Caddell where these leaks came from and why. This hear no evil, see no evil speak no evil bullshit with Obama, must yield to loyalty to this country. If Feinstein, as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, cannot rise above partisan politics then she is not worth supporting. I would hasten to point out that when Nixon went off the deep end, there were Republicans like Howard Baker of Tennessee and Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania who put country over party. It can happen and it did happen, once upon a time. And the fact that it did, means that it can happen now, if we have people in Congress who put country over party. By the way, they DO KNOW who leaked the information. His first name is Tom and his last name is Donolin. The problem is, people are too scared to defend this country. Those people are unworthy of public office. And I would not put much faith in Lindsay. But that is another story.

  19. “You didn’t build it” comes from a particular line of thought. How can one expect someone so lacking to understand this concept?

    Barack has always taken. He’s quite right when it comes to himself. He didn’t build Barack… Ayers, Alinsky, Jarrett, Frank Marshall Davis, et al “built” him.

    He has no concept of what it takes to build anything. He takes everything. That’s why it is so easy for him to apologize to the world. He’s never been a participant. He’s the guy who is always on the sidelines Monday morning quarterbacking because he doesn’t have a clue.

  20. ABC Rips Brian Ross For Tea Party Colorado Shooting Slur

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    by Breitbart News24 Jul 2012, 12:49 PM PDT72post a comment

    The executives at America’s major news networks are always willing to throw someone else under the bus. Despite the fact that ABC News star and former Clinton official George Stephanopoulos greenlit the Brian Ross segment in which Ross explained that the Colorado movie shooter might be a Tea Partier, Stephanopoulos won’t go under the bus – it’ll be Ross. Said ABC News president Ben Sherwood today, according to Politico, “last Friday’s incorrect report by Brian Ross detracts from the network’s otherwise excellent coverage of the Colorado theater shooting.”

    But this is far from the network’s only problem. Today, mother of the shooter Arlene Holmes explained that the network’s reporting that she said her son was the shooter was actually taken out of context. The rush for a scoop – and the rush to smear the Tea Party – is a hallmark of the mainstream media. And until ABC News roots out that eagerness to project a narrative rather than reporting the news, these sorts of humiliating episodes will continue.
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    AL

    Exactly! Stephie Stephaluffagus was egging Ross on! You could hear the excitement in his voice….”lets go to our super real reporter sounding guy Brian Ross who has some potentially really great info!”

    Did the excitement come out with a little high pitched girly squeal in his voice. Stuffinevelopes is such a girly man.

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    Step and fetch it reminds me of schlitie. Schlitzie was a loveable pin head with the mind of a four year old, who was much beloved by friends, fellow performers and audiences. No one could say nice things like that about boy George. The inside the beltway name for him, posted on one of the blogs, is stuck in the poop alot.

    http://thehumanmarvels.com/130/schlitzie-the-pinhead/pinhead

  21. One of the people who is a big Obama supporter is the current head of Costco. They are meeting here tonight at Medina–as wealthy enclave of Seattle again because Obama needs more money. The former head of Costco was a wonderful guy–I corresponed with him twice. And I sent him my book. This current guy however is the reverse. Malo hombre.

  22. Obama’s Ratings Dive

    By Dick Morris on July 24, 2012

    His personal favorability, once a strong point for Obama, has vanished and is now being replaced by a personal dislike that is dragging him down.

    These data, buried deep in the latest NY Times/CBS poll (of registered voters, not likely voters) are both stark and important. In April, Obama had a 42-45 favorable/unfavorable rating, itself a shock given his vastly higher favorable ratings only a few months before. Now, he has a favorable rating of only 36% and an unfavorable rating of 48%.

    The NY Times poll showed Romney getting 47% of the vote compared to 46% for Obama (again, this poll is of registered voters, likely voter polls are more pro-Romney). So that means that one-quarter of Obama’s voters do not give him a favorable rating – a danger sign for the president.

    What is most notable about this statistic is that it is not due primarily to the bad economy. While the Times poll showed that the percent of voters who feel he is doing a good job in handling the economy has dropped to 36%, Obama’s ratings in this category have been low for some time. The drop in favorability is new.

    Rather the cause of his decreased likeability is his negative campaigning, both in person and on the air. He is now no longer the sunny, optimistic, friendly person he portrayed himself as being in 2008. Instead, a nasty, surly, angry image has taken over.

    This change is at the heart of Obama’s dilemma. The more he goes negative, the more he hurts himself in the process and undermines the reservoir to good will that has sustained him through tough economic times.

    As recently as one year ago, Obama’s personal favorability was ten points above his vote share in most polls. Now it is ten points below it presaging further a likely further drop in his poll numbers

  23. I was thinking today about the distinction between a manager and a leader. Leaders tend to tolerate chaos and a lack of structure, and are thus prepared to keep answers in suspense avoiding premature closure on important issues. Managers, on the other hand, seek order and control, and are almost compulsively addicted to disposing of problems even before they understand their potential significance. It has been noted by A. Zaleznik that seldom do the uncertainties of potential chaos cause problems. Instead, it is the instinct to impose potential order on potential chaos that makes trouble for organizations. It is a matter of psyche. Viewed in that light, Obama is at best a manager whereas Romney is a leader. This will become obvious in the closing days of the campaign, when things will come together for Romney and fall apart for Obama. The burn rate on his money today is the tell.

  24. Maxine Waters Supports Sharia Law says voting Against it is Bigotry
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    Maxine Waters Supports Sharia Law says voting Against it is Bigotry

  25. ShortTermer
    July 25th, 2012 at 12:45 am
    Maxine Waters Supports Sharia Law says voting Against it is Bigotry
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    Maxine Waters Supports Sharia Law says voting Against it is Bigotry

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    Sharia Law is INSTITUTIONALIZED BIGOTRY. Is it bigortry to oppose bigotry?

  26. This is from a longer article that cuts both ways. Blacks and unmarried women lean toward the fraud, whereas white men, married women and seniors lean toward Romney. The following excerpt however seems most relevant and probative.
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    Mr. Romney tops Mr. Obama, 43% to 36%, on which candidate is seen as better equipped to improve the economy, a central plank of the Romney campaign. He is now winning among independents, while his support base among conservatives, seniors and white men appears far more eager to vote than do Mr. Obama’s core backers.

    The poll found that blacks, Hispanics and young voters now show significantly less interest in the election than they did in the summer of 2008. The poll underscores why the Obama campaign is spending huge sums on get-out-the-vote operations in battleground states.

    Another potential asset for Mr. Romney is that undecided voters appear more likely to move his way as Election Day draws near. Digging through accumulated data since May, Mr. Hart found that views of the economy and Mr. Obama’s own job performance were particularly sour among the ranks of the undecided.

    The polls right now mean less than nothing.

  27. ABC News president Ben Sherwood told staff today that last Friday’s incorrect report by Brian Ross detracts from the network’s otherwise excellent coverage of the Colarado theater shooting, network sources tell POLITICO.

    Sherwood’s remarks, made on the network’s daily editorial conference call, came the morning after Ross’s report was picked up by late night comedians John Stewart and Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central, both of whom used Ross’s erroneous suggestion of a Tea Party link to the Colorado theater shooting as fodder for their Monday night routines.

    (Brian Ross of ABC takes heat for another blunder)

    On Monday’s conference call, ABC News SVP James Goldston also commended the staff for its work, noted the incorrect report, and said that the network was taking steps to ensure it did not happen again, sources told POLITICO yesterday.
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    Excellent coverage??? Really? Steps to ensure “it” does not happen again??? Really? Does a cat bark???????????

  28. Of course Obama thinks that small business owners didn’t build the businesses that they created. He’s basing his comment on his own life experience in which everything was given to the schlep with little input or work by himself. Obama didn’t make who he is today. He is a creation of an unknown person or group. He knows that he would never be where he is today if it were not for the intervention of his mysterious and unidentified creators. I wish that I knew who has been the driver of his career. It would be most interesting to know.

  29. nomobama
    July 25th, 2012 at 2:03 am

    Of course Obama thinks that small business owners didn’t build the businesses that they created. He’s basing his comment on his own life experience in which everything was given to the schlep with little input or work by himself. Obama didn’t make who he is today. He is a creation of an unknown person or group. He knows that he would never be where he is today if it were not for the intervention of his mysterious and unidentified creators. I wish that I knew who has been the driver of his career. It would be most interesting to know.
    __________________

    nomobama- I happen to find who the driver is of Obama’s career when looking for something else..

    “The timing of the deal and the direct involvement of Leo Gerard, who helped launch Barack Obama’s national political career in 2004, Gerard’s direct links to not only two of the largest labor groups in the world, equally direct ties to such radicalized socialist groups as the Apollo Alliance and the Blue-Green Alliance, and his in-house appointment as a trade policy adviser to President Obama, makes the outcome being the result of mere coincidence highly unlikely.”

    Leo Gerard

  30. “Obama didn’t make who he is today.”
    ___________

    Of course- His statement is merely a statement of how he got to where HE IS today- OPM.. Using Other People’s Money and his willingness to co-opt the Constitution and sell-out America.

  31. A few statements from the above link to Leo Gerard- If this doesn’t make your hair stand on end… then nothing else will-
    ______________

    “Gerard is the appointed adviser to President Obama’s National Commission on Energy Policy and President’s Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations. Gerard is not merely “connected” – he appears to in fact be the direct link between labor unions, globalization, radical environmentalism, and the highest levels of American politics.

    He IS one of the Obama socialist elite. Socialists are elitists who keep their favored members smaller and more preferential than capitalists. They eliminate the nuisance of having the lower echelon working their way up the economic ladder to prosperity. It’s a class system where everyone is dragged down into poverty except the elite.

    The United Steel Workers were a visible presence on Wall Street on September 17th of last year, the first day of the occupation and continued to be throughout.

    How radical and violent is Leo Gerard?

    Newsbusters posted the following interview between Schultz and Gerard on 11/16 that gives us a good idea –

    GERARD: You’re damn right Wall Street occupiers speak for us. They do in Pittsburgh, they do in Chicago, they do in Oakland, they do in San Francisco, they do all across the country. And I think what we need is, we need more militancy.

    Just in case the Occupy movement fails, or rather when it does, Gerard wants union members to engage in “more militancy.” (see audio clips)

    Here’s the clip of Gerard making a pitch for this on Ed Schultz’s radio show Monday and actually making Schultz sound normal in comparison – no small feat (audio) –

    SCHULTZ: What does that mean, more militancy?

    GERARD: I think we’ve got to start a resistance movement. If Wall Street occupation doesn’t get the message, I think we’ve got to start blocking bridges and doing that kind of stuff. This doesn’t have to be this way. The economy doesn’t have to be this way. It’s being put this way because the Wall Streeters are getting their way.

    Gerard then suggested that unions go beyond “blocking bridges.” Occupying cities isn’t enough in the view of this man who began his career in labor activism at age 11 by handing out leaflets before a strike. The Canadian union leader then denounced Americans’ 2008 [Another stupid attempt at some revisionist history] election of Tea Party representatives to the House as “nut jobs,” and called for more force and illegality. (audio) –

    Then we lost the House ’cause the House got blamed for what the Senate didn’t do and now we got a bunch of right-wing nutjobs running the House of Representatives. [Revisionist history] And in the last period of time, what do we got now, almost two years, a year-and-a-half, that the only thing they’ve done is bring forward social bills, they haven’t brought forward one jobs bill, not one jobs bill, Ed, not one jobs bill and that’s what they ran on.

    And no wonder people are occupying. We oughta be doing more than occupying parks. We oughta start occupying bridges. We start oughta occupying the banks places themselves. I mean, I just think that this is nuts.

    Yes — “we start oughta occupying the banks places themselves,” along with an exaggerated timeframe since Republicans regained the House and the oft-repeated lie of alleged GOP indifference to jobs legislation. Schultz’s less than hardy endorsement in response –

    SCHULTZ: Mr. Gerard, always a pleasure, keep up the fight, always enjoy visiting with you on the issues of the day and what’s happening. It’s, uh …

    GERARD (sensing Schultz’s lack of enthusiasm): We can never give up, Ed, we can never give up ’cause we’re right.

    SCHULTZ: We are correct on the issues, no doubt. United Steelworkers international president Leo Gerard here on the Ed Schultz radio show, telling the truth again …

    Perhaps after union members are released on bail following their arrests for occupying bridges and banks and, in the process, harming countless working people just trying to do their jobs, they might want to consider occupying the offices of amply compensated union leaders, including Gerard. (Newsbusters)

    Gerard is dangerous in terms of scheming as well. During an MSNBC interview in mid-December of last year, global union leader Gerard laid out exactly what he demanded the Democratic Party do regarding the payroll tax cut negotiations that ultimately led to a ridiculous 2-month extension of the tax cut.

    This was a purely political gesture by the Democrats and Barack Obama that will ultimately cost more over the course of ten years due to an increased fee being placed on nearly all government-backed mortgages. (A fee that interestingly enough, will NOT impact wealthy Americans, but primarily the middle and lower class.)

    Prior to Gerard’s remarks, there was rampant speculation Democrats were seeking compromise with Republicans on the payroll tax cut issue. Even the Obama White House was hinting at much the same.

    The very next day after this interview was given, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, indicated he was not willing to vote on the bi-partisan House bill that would have extended the payroll cut for another year. Instead, Reid made a two-month extension proposal, with the costly mortgage fee applied, to which President Obama almost immediately sided with. Thus, the “line in the sand” that Leo Gerard calls for in this interview was effectively put in place. (Source: Ulsterman)

    He is proud that the New York Times called him the “No. 1 scourge of free traders.” To help advance the protectionist agenda, President Obama named Gerard to the President’s Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations.

    Like Karl Marx, Gerard has an interest in economics and hoped to become an economics professor but ended up joining the labor movement, probably because he knows nothing of economics. He said that our debt and deficit is not a crisis, we have a “jobs crisis.”

  32. “FOOL ME TWICE” going viral:


    The publisher moving the release date up to Aug 7th should be a big kick in the pants to Obama. I hope Romney uses the documented research from the book in his political statements. There won’t be any wiggle room for Carney or Obama once this book is out..

  33. Obama’s philosophy: the successful people need to take care of the unsuccessful.. it is not enough to take care the poor (say who got there by harsh and untoward circumstances) or disabled or the infirm in a society..

  34. Romney has arrived in London; his campaign stays stateside. 24 “We Did Build This” events nation-wide today, Jindal, McDonnell hit Iowa Thu.

    …………………………………..

    Very Clever

    I have a feeling Romney’s campaign slogans has probably been handed to him by Obama.

  35. Confident Campaigns Don’t Run ‘I Didn’t Mean That’ Ads, Do They?……….

    http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/312219/confident-campaigns-dont-run-i-didnt-mean-ads-do-they

    Panic in Team Obama?

    So…

    President Obama sought to directly explain to voters what he meant by a comment about small business that has reverberated through Republican attacks on his re-election.

    The new ad, “Always,” which will air in in Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, and Nevada, argues that Republicans were mischaracterizing a comment he’d made that seemed to suggest that small businesses weren’t solely responsible for their own successes.

    “Those ads taking my words about small business out of context – they’re flat out wrong. Of course Americans build their own businesses,” Obama says in the ad.

    “Yeah, if you’re making that ad, you are seeing something very scary in your polling and focus groups,” Drew M. concludes.

    Allahpundit: “Am I right in thinking that O never felt obliged to do a spot like this, clarifying his own comments, back in 2008? He gave his speech on race to try to defuse the Rev. Wright uproar, but he never did an ad directly answering an attack that I can recall, not even after his immortal “bitter-clinger” comments at that lefty fundraiser. Typically the playbook when a pol says something damaging is to let it lie and not extend its media shelf life with a new commercial that dredges it up again in the course of rebutting it. He must be awfully nervous about how “you didn’t build that” is playing with that middle class he claims to care so much about if he feels obliged to do this. Exit question: O says here that his point in the original “you didn’t build that” comments was that America needs to “stand behind” its small business owners. Is that right? Go re-read what he said in Roanoke. Sure sounded at the time like he was telling them that they owe us, not that we owe them.”

    Why this big a response? Dan McLaughlin, also known as the Baseball Crank, notes, “Obama takes more damage from saying socialistic-sounding things than dumb things because voters suspect him of being socialistic, not dumb… As I’ve noted before, Obama’s a corporatist & collectivist, not a socialist. To average voter, not a meaningful distinction; both unpopular.”

    Meanwhile, from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal last night: “In the presidential horserace, Obama leads Romney by six percentage points among registered voters, 49 percent to 43 percent.”

    Sample breakdown:Democrat/lean Democrat: 46 percent; Republican/lean Republican 35 percent; strictly independent, 16 percent.

    So in a sample that is 11 points more Democrat than Republican, Obama is up 6.

    Yawn.

    ……………………………….

    So the NBC Poll had a sample of 46% Dem…….thats just looney tunes and Obama only came out six ahead in a +11 sample…bwahahahahahah, beginning to think Obama is going to lose in a stampede. Considering the Dems in reality of that poll are 12% oversampled, Reps 1% undersampled and independents 14% undersampled. I’m just rolling my eyes, is it that bad they have to do +11 dem sample polls now. Crisis is happening in the Obama camp right about now.

  36. “Sample breakdown:Democrat/lean Democrat: 46 percent; Republican/lean Republican 35 percent; strictly independent, 16 percent.”

    Have these people lost any sense of reality?? There are just as many or more independents now than democrats, or repubs.

    46% dems in that polling sample?!?!?

  37. moononpluto Romney’s campaign slogans probably been handed to him by Obama.
    ————————-
    Isn’t that just the beauty of it all? Oh defeated himself….
    #######
    admin – loving the post.
    Johnny Cash – I Saw The Light – YouTube
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtLYJ4STuXY
    This is from the Columbo episode Swan Song. His name in the movie was Tommy Brown.

  38. Obama is losing the plot, you can tell he’s getting pissy that the love for him is melting away.

    Obama says he has “no patience” for “you didn’t build that” attacks

    “And if you don’t like folks talking about you, you probably shouldn’t run for president. The one thing I do have no patience for is this argument that somehow what I’m criticizing is success… I want to promote success,” Obama said.

    http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/07/obama-has-no-patience-for-you-didnt-build-that-attacks-130016.html
    …………………………..

    Romney has got into his head and is running around like a hamster on a wheel. Bambi is flipping out.

  39. Well, I declare-

    Why would anyone suspect Obama of having a Socialist philosophy? What would give anyone that idea?
    ………..

    Only those who have not read the posts about Leo Gerard, a Marxist socialist, who collared Obama dragging him by the neck in 04′ kicking and screaming ascending him to the presidency with all the strength of the elitists and the might of the union vote.

    Gerard then appointed himself adviser to President Obama’s National Commission on Energy Policy and President’s Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations.

    Gerard is not merely “connected” – he appears to in fact be the direct link between labor unions, globalization, radical environmentalism, and the highest levels of American politics.

  40. One would think someone was trying to kick things off…….

    http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/19103767/police-kill-suspect-in-pleasant-grove

    DALLAS –

    Police shot and killed a man in south Dallas on Tuesday, prompting a tense situation with hundreds of angry, emotional neighbors.

    The shooting happened at about 5:30 p.m. at a known drug house in the 5300 block of Bourquin Street while, according to Dallas Police Chief David Brown, police were responding to a kidnapping call.

    Brown said four suspects fled the house via various means, including by breaking windows. He said officers saw a gun on a table in the house and that crack cocaine was also present.

    According to Brown, eight-year DPD veteran Officer Brian Rowden chased James Harper, fighting the suspect three times. Rowden was losing fight and was exhausted when, according to Brown, Harper said, “You’re going to have to kill me.”

    Rowden feared for his life and fatally shot Harper, Brown said.

    Word of the shooting quickly spread through the neighborhood as family members and the curious rushed to the scene, eventually amassing in the hundreds and prompting police to call for additional crowd control, including SWAT. In fact, officers armed with pepper ball guns and shields forced the crowd back amid reports of people trying to cut through fences to gain access to the shooting scene.

    The slain man’s inconsolable mother and enraged father confronted police and media at the scene. Both said their 31-year-old son was unarmed and fleeing police when he was shot in the back.

    “No reason for him to be shot like a dog. If he’s running away from them, ain’t no reason,” James White said.

    However, Brown downplayed that possibility. “We don’t believe any of the family members witnessed anything,” Brown said, adding that family members make similar claims “on almost every shooting.”

  41. and then this…………………

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/07/crowds-of-protesters-roam-anaheim-streets.html

    Scattered crowds of protesters in Anaheim continued to roam the streets late Tuesday after violence erupted earlier around City Hall even as officials voted to ask federal authorities to investigate two deadly police shootings that have rocked the community.

    The situation appeared to be calming down hours after police faced off with protesters as the City Council met before a packed audience.

    Earlier, mobs smashed windows of stores and broke the window of a car belonging to a KNBC-TV Channel 4 reporter.

    PHOTOS: Protests against Anaheim police shootings

    A mob set fire to Reel Lumber Service, a lumber yard, at Claudina and Santa Ana streets. The fire was knocked down by crews on two Anaheim Fire Department engines.

    Earlier, just north of the intersection, a dumpster was set on fire. Paint cans on Claudina were also set ablaze.

    As another crowd moved south of the intersection, some of the business’ walls were spray-painted with expletives about the police.

    Farther south, around 10:30 p.m., officers arrested two men at Water and Claudina streets. At Water and Anaheim Boulevard, police fired several rounds of less-than-lethal projectiles that sent a group of about a dozen people, including reporters, running. Police were shouting at remaining protesters to go home.

    Anaheim Police Sgt. Robert Dunn said that at least five people were arrested after the violence broke out Tuesday afternoon.

    Joel Mathew Acevedo was shot after he fired at an officer Sunday night. A day earlier, Manuel Angel Diaz was killed after running from police on Anaheim’s east side.

    The killings have sparked outrage among members of Anaheim’s Latino community. So far this year, five people have been shot to death by police in the city.

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/07/crowds-of-protesters-roam-anaheim-streets.html

    ……………………

    Its all kicking off.

  42. Fading rock star Obama – TheHill.com
    …While presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney prepares to step onto that stage with his upcoming trip to the United Kingdom, Poland and Israel, giving us all an opportunity to evaluate how he does in that arena and see how he measures up as a potential leader of the free world, President Obama stays put. His campaign understands that it is impossible to replicate or even approximate the 2008 Berlin love-fest, now that Obama has a record in office and that it has proven itself considerably less than stellar.

    Romney will stand with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to illustrate that as president, he will ensure the United States stands with our valuable ally. It’s also worth noting that the two men have known one another for several decades, further boosting Romney’s credibility on the foreign-affairs front. This is in stark contrast to Obama, who has not visited Israel and now claims he has no plans to until or unless he has a second term as president. Aside from the awkwardness of stating his plans, the substance speaks volumes. His commitment to Israel (or lack thereof) in contrast to Mitt Romney is weak. Obama’s seemingly lackadaisical attitude toward Iran’s buildup of nuclear weapons (which the Iranians deny) appears too trusting and naïve — a rather dangerous thing for a president to be….
    http://thehill.com/opinion/columnists/cheri-jacobus/239853-fading-rock-star-obama

  43. Romney Camp Continues ‘You Didn’t Build That’ Attacks with 24 Swing State Events

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/romney-camp-continues-you-didnt-build-that-attacks-with-swing-state-events/

    Mitt Romney may be overseas, but his campaign is definitely not taking a pause, holding 24 events across 12 battleground states Wednesday all trying to take advantage of comments the president made last week.

    The Romney campaign has been heavily pressing their “you didn’t build that” attacks for the past ten days and Wednesday is their biggest push yet with events with small business owners in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Virginia, Ohio, Iowa, Florida, Missouri, North Carolina, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Nevada.

    Speaking in Roanoke, Virginia, earlier this month, the president stressed the importance of community as well as continued government investments in infrastructure and public services that many businesses in this country utilize.

    “If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help,” Obama said. “Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

    Republicans pounced on the words “you didn’t build that” singling them out and claiming that Obama was speaking directly to business owners about their accomplishments, and that focus continues Wednesday.

    In events at small businesses in locations as varied as Waukesha, Wis. to Palm Beach, Fla. to Columbus, Ohio, entrepreneurs will express their anger at the “you didn’t build that, somebody else made that happen” line.

    Lou Ramos, a small business owner from Tampa, will be at his local event. He owns an information technology and computer training company called Value Enterprise Solutions, Inc. and he said the president’s comments made him “almost throw up when I heard it.”

    Ramos is a 64 year old Hispanic veteran, serving in the military from 1973-97, including two tours at the Pentagon, and he said he did read and watch all of the president’s comments in context, not just the two sentences continually highlighted by the campaign.

    “I heard the whole thing and I read it,” Ramos told ABC News, mentioning he did like Obama when he spoke at the Democratic National Convention in 2004. “I heard the whole thing…The guy was talking sincere…This guy thinks success is about government hand outs and not perseverance.”

    Ramos was injured–not in combat–but serving in military exercises and now has some disability, but he stressed he never got any federal financial help starting up his business instead getting a bank loan to originally hire three employees.

    He said as soon as he heard the comments last week he called other small business owners pleading with them to get involved.

    Get more pure politics at ABC News.com/Politics and a lighter take on the news at OTUSNews.com

    “When President Obama told Americans that government is responsible for their success, it started a wave of anger that has swept across this country,” Romney campaign spokesperson Sarah Pompei said. “We wanted to give those businesspeople, entrepreneurs, and hard-working men and women a chance to let President Obama know that government didn’t build the small businesses that are the backbone of this country—everyday Americans built them, and they continue to build on America’s greatness every day. Today, they’re standing up to say, ‘We did build this.’”

    It’s clear the Romney campaign will continue pressing these comments, even unveiling new signs at their events this week with the words “We did build this” written on them.

    Tuesday, the Obama campaign released an ad with the president refuting the Romney campaign’s new focus and accusing them of intentionally misleading the public saying his words have been “taken out of context.”

    “Of course Americans build their own businesses,” Obama says looking directly at the camera. ”Every day, hard-working people sacrifice to meet a payroll, create jobs, and make our economy run.”

    “And what I said was that we need to stand behind them, as America always has,” Obama said in the ad that will run in six swing states.

  44. Short Termer-

    Now we know Gerard is the primary architect of Obama’s presidency. His job is to use the force of the Unions here and in foreign countries for deposing any person in power and replacing them with a person of his choice. He is the perfect companion to Soros who uses his money for control of the news media and the anchors he’s bought for manipulation of public opinion.

    Also read in the comment section. When the election is over Gerard intends on confiscating the retirement funds of union workers as he throws them under the bus because their usefulness is no longer necessary. The government will be overthrown, America will be in chaos, and their former union workers will be forced to swim with the out of work Americans struggling to survive through out the country.

    You can print that to the poster responding to you on FB.. You could start a desertion movement if word got out to union members?

  45. North Korean state television confirms that leader Kim Jong-un is married and named his wife as Ri Sol-ju

    is it me or does her name sound like Rise Old Jew, they didnt think that one through.

  46. http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/virginia-politics/2012/jul/25/tdmain01-romney-camp-asks-va-to-probe-voter-forms-ar-2081517/

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign is asking Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to launch an investigation into voter-registration forms that are being sent to Virginia residents and addressed to deceased relatives, children, family pets and others ineligible to vote.

    The errant mailings from the Washington-based nonprofit group Voter Participation Center have befuddled many Virginia residents, leading to hundreds of complaints.

    The organization has been mass-mailing the forms — pre-populated with key information such as names and addresses — to primarily Democratic-leaning voting blocs such as young adults, unmarried women, African-Americans and Latinos.

    In a letter to Cuccinelli’s office and the State Board of Elections, Kathryn Bieber, an attorney for the Romney campaign, calls for an investigation into the matter by law-enforcement officials, claiming that the mailings appear to violate “at least one and maybe several Virginia laws aimed at ensuring a fair election.”

    Bieber refers to the mailings as “tactics that amount to, or at the very least induce, voter registration fraud,” and says the issue “presents a very significant risk to the proper administration of the upcoming general election.”

    Citing a Sunday Richmond Times-Dispatch story that brought the mailings to light, the letter also asks the State Board of Elections to require registrars to reject all pre-populated voter registration applications from the group and review the eligibility of all Virginians who have registered in the past two months.

    “This is the only way for voters and other interested parties to regain confidence in the voter registration and electoral process that has been abused by the Voter Participation Center,” the letter says.

    Page Gardner, president and CEO of the Voter Participation Center, said the organization mailed nearly 200,000 third-party registration forms to Virginia addresses in June, which resulted in 15,026 new voters being registered as of July 18.

    On Monday, the Voter Participation Center responded to the Sunday Times-Dispatch story, stating in a letter on its website that “imperfections in the VPC vendors’ lists — while regrettable and unfortunate — should not be the reason or the excuse to call an entire process that is working into question.”

    Justin Riemer, the State Board of Elections’ deputy secretary, said forms have been sent by the group to deceased infants, out-of-state family members, and non-U.S. citizens, among others.

    In a letter this month, the State Board of Elections asked the group to cease pre-populating their forms and raised questions about how the group was obtaining lists of registered voters, citing the errant forms.

    Riemer noted that pre-populating the forms violates rules set forth in the state code and the Virginia Constitution requiring that voters fill out their own forms.

    The State Board of Elections had not received the letter from the Romney campaign Tuesday afternoon and declined to comment on the specifics.

    No comment was immediately available from Cuccinelli’s office.

  47. OPublic Schedule: Public Schedule for July 25, 2012
    07/25/2012 08:53 AM EDT

    Public Schedule for July 25, 2012

    Public Schedule
    Washington, DC

    July 25, 2012

    SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

    9:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with the management team, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    10:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at the Second Annual Global Diaspora Forum, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
    (OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
    Pre-set time for video cameras: 8:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
    Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.

    11:45 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    1:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg Jean Asselborn, at the Department of State.
    (CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)
    Pre-set time for cameras: 12:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
    Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 12:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.

    2:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajcak, at the Department of State.
    (CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)
    Pre-set time for cameras: 1:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
    Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 1:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.

    4:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton hosts a swearing-in ceremony for Susan Elliott, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Tajikistan, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)ur phony POTUS suffers from hoof in mouth disease while scrounging for campaign dollars for his stash.
    In the meantime our real POTUS Hillary is keeping things from being led to the demise of our great Democracy.

  48. I agree . 🙂
    America after Barack Obama will get up and start again. The dream of America is still alive. No one man can kill it. Not even one from Chicago.

  49. Mrs. Smith – keep on a-digging. Looks like you’re hitting paydirt. tnx.
    ———————————
    OT. Now OH is OH-ficially in the silly season, for he said this at a fundraiser 7/23 Oakland:
    Obama on the economy: ‘We tried our plan — and it worked’ | WashingtonExaminer.com: http://bit.ly/QDUobC

  50. Is it November yet?

    Things are too calm in the political world right now, the Republican’s had better not wait too long to roll out their big tanks…or it will be a repeat of 2008 – failure for them.

    Probably the only person happy right now is Hillary, counting the days until she can tell Barry to take his job and shove it!!

  51. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign is asking Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to launch an investigation into voter-registration forms that are being sent to Virginia residents and addressed to deceased relatives, children, family pets and others ineligible to vote.

    —-

    Mitt had better be on his toes for voter fraud in all states. He should have a sit-down with Hillary and the Big Dawg on that issue.

  52. holdthemaccountable
    July 25th, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Mrs. Smith – keep on a-digging. Looks like you’re hitting paydirt. tnx.
    ________________

    I can’t believe it happened so fast.. I went to my own site, there was a trackback comment there I hadn’t seen or read before. Bingo- that was the info needed to clinch the connection between Botswana, Brazil, Argentina and the Unions. Turns out, Gerard is the connection that strings the manipulation/strong-arming of those countries to Unions, the US and Obama.

  53. How the states rate

    A report on state voter systems evaluates each state on five criteria: 1) paper ballots or a paper record of electronic votes; 2) paper backup for electronic return of overseas ballots; 3) contingency plans at polling places if machines fail; 4) reconciliation of voter lists with vote/ballot totals; and 5) post-election audit of vote tallies.

    Orange: Good; Blue: Generally good; Green: Needs improvement; Red: Inadequate

    Electoral College votes are shown in parentheses.

    Map of states and ratings:

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/story/2012-07-24/states-online-voting/56467106/1

  54. Hillary and the Big Dawg on that issue.
    ___________

    Big Dawg, yes- Hillary, no.. she would be in a world of trouble dabbling in domestic affairs.

  55. Dan McLaughlin, also known as the Baseball Crank, notes, “Obama takes more damage from saying socialistic-sounding things than dumb things because voters suspect him of being socialistic, not dumb… As I’ve noted before, Obama’s a corporatist & collectivist, not a socialist. To average voter, not a meaningful distinction; both unpopular.”

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

    Yes, Obama is corporatist, not socialist, unfortunately. But what does McL means by distinguishing ‘collectivism’ from ‘socialism’?

  56. Now we track the Unions and their Bosses… don’t let them up for air suffocate them where they walk.
    _____________

    Unions Spend Millions in Wisconsin, Will Lose Control of ‘Senate’

    There can be no more epic a FAIL than that which has occurred in Wisconsin. Despite spending millions of dollars (and losing a chunk of members), unions were not only unable to flip Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch out of office, but the brief non-victory they did have, has just ended.

    State Sen. Tim Cullen, a moderate Democrat from Janesville, broke with his party’s caucus Tuesday, saying he may become an independent over what he felt were political “insults” by the Senate majority leader.

    The immediate result of the defection is not known. Democrats took control of the Senate on July 16 by a 17-16 margin and are still moving into new offices. State Sen. Rich Zipperer, R-Pewaukee, is stepping down Aug. 6 to take over as Gov. Scott Walker’s deputy chief of staff, so even if Cullen leaves the party, Democrats will still hold a slim majority: 16-15-1. The Senate isn’t scheduled to meet until January, and 16 of 33 seats are up for election in November.

    The results? Democrats have a one-seat majority for a non-existent senate that has already adjourned and won’t return until after the November elections when two of the seats are slated to flip to red. The unions and the people of Wisconsin are a few million dollars lighter after this tantrum.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/07/28/Unions-Spend-Millions-Will-Lose-Non-Control-Of-Senate

  57. Foxy……………

    Good luck to them, they aint having any success and when they have to explain it, its lost on people.

    The more Obama sits there and tries to explain what he said when he actually said it, the more pissed off people get, its actually insulting telling people they didnt hear what their ears heard.

  58. Team USA off to a bad start at the Olympics….losing 2-0 to France at the moment in the womens soccer event.

  59. Here is the entire exchange about Gerard on Facebook that includes the original post and comments; the ones who have been ardent defenders of UNIONS and Obama in my community in the past are readers, but did not comment yet; I even asked the main one to read and then explain this to me. Crickets:

    There are a lot of good people in unions; but unions today are not your grandfathers’ unions. The current union bosses on high are in it to win it…but what happens if they do win it in the world and in America? It is a scary world right now. I fully admit that I do not understand the underpinnings of this and ask those good people in the unions to please provide insight into what this is and what this is not as it scares the bejesus out of me:

    LEO GERARD REALLY IS FORMING A 50 MILLION MAN ARMY OF THUGS

    “With 50 Million Members. IndustriALL is Set for Action

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    Labor’s Voice for Change
    http://www.laborsvoiceforchange.org
    Labor’s Voice for Change is an organization of union members – officers and rank and file alike – who believe in a more democratic, more proactive union power structure in the United States.Read the Declaration of Workers’ Rights
    Like · · Share · 22 hours ago ·

    Facebooker 4 likes this.

    1 share [by Facebooker 1]

    Facebooker 1: This an example of the mindset of the working middle class union people of the world. We make a good wage and pay our taxes that are used to take care of les foutanate people and line the pockets of the wealty. For our efforts we are labled as the bad guys because we stand up for our rights and yours too. This attitude is world wide and is growing very strong across the U.S. with republican party pushing to elect Mitt Romney who outright promises to destroy unions. We have fought to hard and long to let this man and the repub. party take away our rights. You make the statement that we are not our grandfathers unions and that is correct,but very soon if things and people continue to destroy what our grandfathers and grandmothers did for us, you are going to see us go back to our grandparents ways of taking back our rights through whatever means it takes and this will not be pretty for polticians or corporate America.You don
    22 hours ago · Like · 3

    Facebooker 2: I suppose we can check off “Threat of Violence” on the talking points list.
    22 hours ago · Like

    Admin: Not my grandfather, that sounds more like Malcholm X; by any means necessary.
    22 hours ago · Like

    Facebooker 1: t keep pushing injured animals into corners. The United States better take heed the World and American Union workers will never give up and will not die.
    22 hours ago · Like · 1

    Admin: Did your union march in the One Nation event?
    22 hours ago · Like

    Facebooker 1: Not ure probably not, my union is fighting for american jobs for our own and fighting to keep jobs in this country
    22 hours ago · Like · 3

    Facebooker 3: I was in a postal union did not have the right to strike but had representation 1yr we made the post office 4billion they offered us no raise but management gets big bonuses and the lie they put out we are going under lol we have over paid our retirement by 45 billion that also includes health care yet we are still being charged 7+ billion a year you know what scares me is people that except like walmart scale of pay no benefit and minimum wage our post master general potter said 2yrs ago we were going under yet put his self in for a 985 thousand dollar bonus go figure but by all means if you want to work for a company all your life no retirement or benefits go for it
    22 hours ago via mobile · Like · 1

    Facebooker 1: Amen brother [Facebooker 4] , people need to realize the Walmart way of Business is detroying this country.
    22 hours ago · Like · 4

    Facebooker 3: a man,woman or family who are not working a decent job can’t afford to buy a house,or car or other things that make our economy work,health insurance ect!
    20 hours ago · Like · 2

    Facebooker 4: I know that Union’s helped provide my Uncle with an Amazing career in the automobile industry. He worked at the Ford Glass plant in Nashville and now his daughter is. She is 25 and has a child and is completely self reliant. My uncle went on to work for the union and retired in his 50’s. My father in his 50’s as well. Also, another Aunt and Uncle. She in her 40’s and he in his late 50’s. I envy that because I don’t think I will have that opportunity. Seems they did something right. I’m not sure envy is the right word. I’m very proud of them and have reaped many benifts because of their careers. I have a sis in law that has worked for a HUGE company in the shoals and and it’s non union. She started at 15 and has gave at least 35 years. I don’t see retirement in her near future. That’s a shame because I know she manages money well.
    20 hours ago · Like · 2

    Admin: And then there is this about Gerard: http://www.independentsentinel.com/2012/03/leo-gerard-the-radical-usw-president-who-bought-the-presidency/

    Leo Gerard, the Radical USW President Who Bought the Presidency | Independent Sentinel
    http://www.independentsentinel.com
    <​a href=http://www.independentsentinel.com/2012/03/leo-gerard-the…
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    17 hours ago · Like
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    Facebooker 1: So you want label all union members by the action of a few, are there bad republicans, bad democrats, even bad shoals leaders and people, sure there are and we have some bad apples who use the union name but the hard working middle class working men and women who are the rank and file union members are the ones that when we have had enough will be hte ones who take back our rights and country.
    14 hours ago · Like · 1

    Admin: Why do the rank and file not raise holy hell with those who are bad apples; and get rid of them; starting at the top and coming down?
    11 hours ago · Like

  60. Admin, my Gerard long is awaiting moderation as there are several links in it. Please fish out.

  61. Don’t they think they have thrown enough dollars down the drain but then again, if they know they are going to lose in nov, they will chuck all the money away to their friends and donors and pet projects.

  62. Former New Hampshire governor and Mitt Romney campaign surrogate John Sununu sat down with Sean Hannity today for another fiery appearance where Sununu ripped President Obama for pushing a class war mentality and commenting that Senator Dianne Feinstein was “Cory Bookered” by the Democrats after her remarks on White House intelligence leaks earlier today.

    RELATED: Democratic Sen. Feinstein Accuses Obama White House Of Leaking Sensitive Intelligence To Press

    Hannity began by noting Sununu’s fiery interviews in the past few weeks, and asked him why few other Romney campaign surrogates are as excited and energetic as he is. Sununu joked, “They’re probably not as crazy as I am,” before ripping into Obama’s comments on small business. He said that Obama can’t claim that he was misquoted on the “you didn’t build that” comment because whenever he gets a chance to talk about the economy, he brings up “class warfare.”

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/john-sununu-to-hannity-feinstein-got-cory-bookered-after-comment-on-white-house-leaks/

  63. Mrs. Smith, I did as you suggested. I am a little worried that my family lives back there, though. For myself I do not care, and I am doing this for my littlest ones. Here is what I posted and now let the fireworks begin:

    My heart goes out to the rank and file union members as after researching the only conclusion that one can come to is that the union bosses (with the help of Soros on another front) are using the rank and file as useful ‘tools’ to overthrow countries and start a new world order after America has been broken. Leo Gerard is a, if not the, main culprit in this effort. Google him; find out everything you can about him and decide for yourself.

    Now we know Gerard is the primary architect of Obama’s presidency. His job is to use the force of the Unions here and in foreign countries for deposing any person in power and replacing them with a person of his choice. He is the perfect companion to Soros who uses his money for control of the news media and the anchors he’s bought for manipulation of public opinion.

    Also read in the comment section. When the election is over Gerard intends on confiscating the retirement funds of union workers as he throws them under the bus because their usefulness is no longer necessary. The government will be overthrown, America will be in chaos, and their former union workers will be forced to swim with the out of work Americans struggling to survive through out the country. Learn about the connection between Botswana, Brazil, Argentina and the Unions. (and to think the incumbent PROMISED Brazil we would be their best customers) TIt turns out, Gerard is the connection that strings the manipulation/strong-arming of those countries to Unions, the US and Obama.

    Don’t take my word for it; read, learn first hand, study, KNOW.

  64. The thing is with Obama’s plans spelled out here.. spilled in Gerard’s interview with Schultz and at my link above. Failure is not an option for them. They have to answer to the elites. ( I can see it all now-
    off with their heads!) 🙂

    They want to use the Federal Lands because they need to keep their Green Schemes going. Pumping federal money into them for their useless Solar and Windmill Projects theirs for the skimming… The two link I provided about Gerard spell out their whole plan.
    ________________

    Leo Gerard, the Radical USW President Who Bought the Presidency

    http://www.independentsentinel.com/2012/03/leo-gerard-the-radical-usw-president-who-bought-the-presidency/

  65. ShortTermer
    July 25th, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Good- the Union workers themselves should be worried. If they want proof… pass along the links I posted to them. Then they will know their muscle and manpower will be used for nothing more than getting Obama elected.. after that they are irrelevant and in danger of losing their retirement funds. They can draw out their retirement funds now, pay the penalty, and be sure they aren’t left with zero accounts… If Union Bosses object.. then they know they are on the right track.

  66. Facebooker 1 posted this: via Pro Labor Alliance Inc.
    Union bashing frauds and the fools they convince

    http://www.phillyburbs.com

    I continue to read attacks on the Neshaminy teachers union and, in fact, all unions. That view is embodied in this newspaper, which prints anti-Obama and anti-union cartoons, such as the one in the June 10 edition depicting a voter

  67. Stabenow could be vulnerable…….Stabenow 47% Durant 39%

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012/election_2012_senate_elections/michigan/election_2012_michigan_senate

    However in Michigan for Stabenow to be running at only 47% is something, she carried Michigan in 2006 with 57%, so at present she is running 10% down on 2006 and 2% lower than when she won in 2000. This race could get interesting.

    Could be interesting if Romney begins putting Michigan in play.

  68. July 25th, 2012 at 12:23 pm
    http://nicedeb.wordpress.com/2012/07/25/for-the-love-of-god-make-it-stop-obama-administration-opens-public-lands-to-more-solar-energy-projects/

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

    From the site:
    Republicans want Obama to open public lands to more oil, gas and mineral drilling.

    In theory, plants could regrow under the windmills, and the wind keeps blowing forever. The petroleum industry has to move on, from exhausting one area to damaging another.

  69. Short Termer

    You will have to complete the urls at your site for a working link. The complete link is designated where h’s go and where there are w’s as well.
    ……………….

    Union Leader Leo Gerard Granted Use of American Military?

    h.. //pumasunleashed.wordpress.com/2011/12/18/union-leader-leo-gerard-granted-use-of-american-military/
    _________________________

    Leo Gerard, the Radical USW President Who Bought the Presidency

    h.. w..independentsentinel.com/2012/03/leo-gerard-the-radical-usw-president-who-bought-the-presidency/
    ___________________________

    Union Boss Trumka Admits Main Goal is Using Unions To OVERTHROW AMERICA … Not Negotiate Member Salaries.

    h.. w.. theblaze.com/stories/union-boss-trumka-admits-main-goal-is-using-unions-to-fundamentally-change-america-into-his-progressive-vision-not-negotiate-members-salaries/

  70. ShortTermer
    July 25th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Ask them if they want to risk losing their retirement funds if you are right? I gather many of them have been putting money into their retirement funds for 10-20 years.

  71. You got to be kidding me, he said this with a straight face….

    Axelrod: People Think Obama’s Running A Negative Campaign Because Of Romney’s Ads

    Joe Scarborough: One of the numbers that really jumped out to all of us around the table was the question of who was the more negative — who is running the more negative campaign and almost by a two-to-one margin, the respondents said the Obama campaign is running the more negative campaign than the Romney campaign.

    David Axelrod: Partly, Joe, that’s because the Romney campaign and their friends in the Super PAC world have just spent tens and tens of millions of dollars specifically on spots accusing Obama of running a negative campaign. So, I’m not surprised to see those numbers, generally.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/07/25/axelrod_people_think_obamas_running_a_negative_campaign_because_of_romneys_ads.html

    ……………………………………

    Seriously the guy is a pathological liar.

  72. Update: The good news: Team Romney aggressively courting small business in swing states this week. The funny news: Obama is so worried about his own self-destruct revelatory statement he is now spending a mint to deny he said what he said.

    Somehow Obama and his Hopium brigades do not understand that whether Obama was referring to small business or infrastructure in his statement the end product is the same. Silvia Woods, as we write below, had little “infrastructure” other than crime ridden streets when she opened up her restaurant.

    Stomping his foot and holding his breath, Obama is “losing his patience” at Mitt Romney accurately quoting him. So angry is Obama he and his henchmen plan to “go nuclear” on Romney. But with the New American Crossroads ad: “Replay”, Team Romney has beaten Obama to the punch.



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  73. Admin, that American Crossroads ad of the instant replay is a winner – the best yet. It is upbeat, uses his own words, uses audio that works even for those who are sports oriented and not paying attention yet; and has similar tactics the incumbent uses. Bravo, Karl Rove!!!!! Can I have just a little more, please?

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/07/ad-campaign-blasts-eligibility-question-at-voters/
    Ad campaign blasts eligibility question at voters
    http://www.wnd.com

  74. Axelrod is just one of those guys who just makes you get a bad taste in the throat when they come on tv, they just ooze slime, he gives me the creeps, if he were not married, no woman would touch him.

  75. Gosh moononpluto, I didn’t think anyone would touch him (unless they had to with gloves on) at this point in his life.

  76. Mrs. Smith
    July 25th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Obama playing dirty:
    ______________
    Mrs Smith.
    It is the only way he knows how to play.
    He is a Bully. 👿

  77. ShortTermer
    July 25th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Mrs. Smith, some of them are like third or fourth generation union. Thanks.
    ___________

    I imagine so- show them the links. Tell them things have changed and remember, Obama will be more ‘flexible’ after the election. If you read through the links; they may be surprised to learn the OWStreeters were a product of the Gerard’s union operatives and he is well prepared to throw them under the bus when his work is done. Trumpka in all his cockiness, spilled the beans as well. That video is by far the one they will relate to.

  78. foxyladi14
    July 25th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Obama likes clean hands.. The Chicago Combine thugs and use of government agencies get an order from the top to do the dirty work for him.

  79. Republicans set a big catch 22 trap for Democrats.

    McConnell Calls Dem Bluff on Bush Tax Rates

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/07/25/McConnell-Dem-Bluff-Bush-Tax-Rate

    Today, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called Democrats’ bluff on the 2013 tax cliff. Speaking on the Senate floor, McConnell announced that Republicans will allow a 50-vote threshold on Democratic proposals for renewing the Bush tax rates. Democrats have repeatedly stated that they want to keep Bush’s tax rates in place. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) says, “I support extending the current exemption so that we don’t hurt family farmers.” Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) says, “If we set the general estate tax exemption level at $3.5 million for an individual, $7 million for a couple, maybe even carve out a $5 million exemption for family farms and businesses, you could get savings just on that alone of $300 billion over 10 years.” And Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) says “With regard to the inheritance tax, I have always been in favor of eliminating this tax.”

    Yet Democrats keep complaining that they can’t do anything about the Bush tax rates – and that Republicans are holding up the show – because they need 60 votes to stop a filibuster in the Senate.

    Now Republicans have removed that excuse. Democrats can pass their tax proposals without fear – they do have a majority. This puts President Obama in a difficult position – he will either have to enshrine the Bush tax rates, or he will have to allow taxes to increase on his watch. Democrats have an easy choice now: help the economy, or please their leftist base. No doubt they’ll choose their leftist base – after all, they always have in the past.

    ……………………………

    Clever B’s, this will get the Dem knickers twisting in the wind.

  80. Short Termer:

    I posted a response that may give you some ideas for your response.

    ………………..

    Facebooker 3: I was in a postal union did not have the right to strike but had representation 1yr we made the post office 4billion they offered us no raise but management gets big bonuses and they lie.
    ____________________

    See my answer to FB 4:

    ____________________________

    Facebooker4: “I don’t think I will have that opportunity. Seems they did something right. I’m not sure envy is the right word. I’m very proud of them and have reaped many benifts because of their careers. I have a sis in law that has worked for a HUGE company in the shoals and and it’s non union. ”

    Those days are long gone. Unions are changng their priorties. The Union Bosses are getting Big Bonuses for keeping you in line until the right time. They are not telling you the Truth. The links I posted are from the horse’s mouth so to speak. I’m letting you know they have other plan… for you and your retirement funds. It’s up to you to find a way not to lose all you have worked hard for all your time as a union employee.

  81. http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/content/jacksonvilles-democratic-mayor-wont-back-barack-obama

    Jacksonville’s Black Democratic mayor won’t back Barack Obama

    State and national Democrats last year hailed the election of Alvin Brown as mayor of Jacksonville, Florida’s largest city a longtime Republican stronghold.

    But as the Obama campaign mounts another aggressive effort to maximize the vote in Duval County, Jacksonville’s first African-American mayor won’t lift a finger to help the president’s re-election campaign.

    “I’m not going to get involved in presidential politics. I’m not getting involved in any campaigns,” said Brown, declining to say if he would even vote for Obama.

    A former aide to President Bill Clinton, Brown chatted with The Buzz in a city hall office with photos of Brown with Clinton, Al Gore and former Democratic National Committee Chairman and Commerce Secretary Ron Brown, along with needlepoint scripture, hanging on the walls. He is a conservative, pro-business Democrat who won the mayor’s race with considerable Republican support, and clearly understands the political risk of cheerleading for Obama in his mostly conservative city.

    “I ran a bipartisan campaign, I have a bipartisan administration with Republicans and Democrats. I made a promise I would focus on governing, not politics,” he said. “I’ll work with anybody. I respect the president. I respect the office.”

    …………………….

    Cue spite and nastiness from the Obama campaign.

  82. Brown had better double his life insurance and take out a wellness policy in case he is layed up for a while.

  83. Short Termer:

    FWIW- New England’s Union Jobs market is almost defunct for the Carpenters and Laborers Union. A family member gave up after waiting for 3 mos for re-employment and went back to the private sector. Luckily, he is a hard worker and is well educated in the fine art of carpentry work. He has since been promoted to a supervisory position making a very comfortable pay with benefits.. However, another family member is still involved in the Teacher’s Union… that is a whole other Pandora’s Box she will have to wrestle with in the future if what has been written comes to pass.

  84. Re: Mrs. Smith
    July 25th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Good for your carpenter family member. Teachers in my family go way back; back to the early 1800s and there were a lot of us. Years ago the duties of a teacher in the early days was passed around and it was astounding all that was required of them. Today, most of the ‘union’ employees, especially teachers, school administration employees, and government employees took a retirement before December 2011 because their retirement benefits were about to change; I know dozens of them that did that. My heart goes out to the teachers because over the years they would give up raises to get better benefits. Too bad, no one told them that it was a ponzi scheme. They are held more like hostages to the unions because the dues are automatically taken from their checks monthly. But I STILL do not understand why they are not screaming bloody murder when their union marched at the One Nation event with the COMMUNISTS!. The teachers, labor unions, and the like seem to be all in it for ME instead of being willing to sacrifice now in order to maybe leave a better world for their grandchildren. I predict they will have to sacrifice in the future and it will not be pretty.

    The posts I made on FB are eerily quiet. The particular teamsters local union man that has been so vociferous in the past and was asked to address the issue the response so far has been crickets. I noticed he posted something nasty about the Republicans on is page since then.

    And it is making me very happy to see more and more positive postings about Romney, and even more pointing out all the incumbent’s negatives.

  85. Biden invoked “an anonymous and false quote from a foreign newspaper to prop up their flailing campaign”, Romney spokesman Ryan Williams alleged.

    “We have very serious problems confronting our nation and American families are hurting, yet the Obama campaign continues to try to divert voters’ attention with specious shiny objects.”

    look look over there!!!! 😆

  86. moononpluto
    July 25th, 2012 at 2:54 pm
    Democrats have a huge enthusiasm problem….
    &&&&&&

    Odd. I remember being extremely enthusiastic in replacing Bush 41 with Clinton 42 in 1992. Four years later, my wife and I were still enthusiastic, but more confident with our candidate having the advantages of the incumbency, AND more importantly, a record of achievement to point to. Sure, HillaryCare got kiboshed, but the savvy Clinton team could effectively point out Republican obstructionism and how it hurt Joe Average.

    Obama can’t even sell lollipops to kindergarteners.

  87. I never realized what a political hack Catherine Cryer is. First, she goes on the Al Sharpton show, then she agrees with him, and then she demands Romney’s tax returns. Pure dirty politics. Where was this Crier and Dirty Al when people were asking for personal information about Obama? That’s right–MIA. Don’t talk to me about your values, if you only apply them to your opponents. You have no values. You are nothing more that a crass opportunist.

  88. Obama can’t even sell lollipops to kindergarteners.
    ——————–
    He would rather sell them chooom.

  89. ShortTermer
    July 25th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Re: Mrs. Smith
    July 25th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    The posts I made on FB are eerily quiet. The particular teamsters local union man that has been so vociferous in the past and was asked to address the issue the response so far has been crickets. I noticed he posted something nasty about the Republicans on is page since then.
    …………..

    Address a post to him asking what he thought about the articles you posted. (He may not be reading them but rest assured your other other Facebookers are.. and they are waiting…

  90. Mrs. Smith
    July 25th, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Hillary and the Big Dawg on that issue.
    ___________

    Big Dawg, yes- Hillary, no.. she would be in a world of trouble dabbling in domestic affairs.
    ——

    Hillary wouldn’t be dabbling.
    Lenette Long said she gave copies of all her voting and caucus fraud to the Clinton’s back in 2008.

  91. Shadowfax-

    Here is your full quote which I responded to:

    “Mitt had better be on his toes for voter fraud in all states. He should have a sit-down with Hillary and the Big Dawg on that issue.”
    ___________

    As I said, Big Dawg yes- Hillary no.. Under the law she can not speculate, give her opinion, advice on anything going on in domestic politics must less O’s opponent in what will be a heated election. She could lose her job over just such an incident and ruin the legacy she’s worked so hard to end on a stellar note.

    Mitt Romney can contact Lynette Long himself if that is what he wants to do- Contacting Hillary expecting a sit down with Romney would be an ethically inappropriate action on her part (meeting with the enemy while still employed by Obama? you have to be kidding?) the media would be on her in a heartbeat floating lie after lie speculating what the meeting was about.. meeting with Romney to discuss voter fraud is out of the realm of Hillary’s possibilities.

  92. He spent more money than he took in last month and all he managed to accomplish was to raise his negatives. The dream team of ’08 is the gang that cannot shoot straight in 2012. When all else fails he will start a war with Iran hoping that will save him. Sununu kicks Obama’s ass good here, and Obama goes limping down the road. It is a close question whether it would be better for Obama to let statements about national security leaks slide, or to Cory Booker the democrat who made the unforgiveable mistake of telling the truth.
    —————————
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/1752379946001/gov-sununu-obama-denying-the-american-dream/?playlist_id=86858&intcmp=obnetwork

  93. So, I see, if they don’t agree with that point of view, they ban the restaurant from opening. I don’t agree with chick fil a CEO’s views about gay marriage, but its a private company, they have no official policy denying any individual of any gender, gay, straight, white, black patronage or employment at their restaurants. So, if their CEO says that’s how he feels, fine, he can feel that way, yet his company is punished for his expressing his views.
    I find this wrong.

    http://www.humanevents.com/2012/07/25/another-politician-moves-to-ban-chick-fil-a-restaurants/

  94. Disgusting.
    Roseanne Barr on twitter:

    “anyone who eats Shit Fil-A deserves to get the cancer that is sure to come from eating antibiotic filled tortured chickens 4Christ”

  95. If anyone can stomach watching Barry on his latest lies…maybe he’ll say that was his double who said what he did.


  96. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/07/24/NBC-uses-d-11-poll-to-find-obama-up-by-9?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BigGovernment+%28Big+Government%29

    “Serious question: Does NBC just think we are all idiots? Have they been under a rock for the last decade and not realize that they no longer can control the information we hear? Do they think they can breathlessly report that their latest poll has Barack Obama leading Romney by 6-points and not mention that they are using a D+11 sample? Its only July. What games will they play in October? Use polls that only sample French adults?

    Today, NBC/WSJ released their latest poll on the presidential contest. They “find” that Obama is leading Romney by 6-points, 49%-43%. They use this finding to opine a great deal about the current state of the presidential campaign. What they don’t report, however, is that their poll sample is way overweighted for Democrats. Their sample is D+11, 46% Democrat, 35% Republican–a level we haven’t seen in the electorate since the post-Watergate GOP meltdown.

    In 2008, the electorate identified as D+7. Does anyone want to wager that the electorate will be MORE Democrat this election than four years ago? Bueller? Bueller?”

  97. Koch interview on Cavuto disappointing. Obama an honorable man? Makes you wonder what the word honorable means in his vocabulary. Sadly, another party over country democrat. No Howard Baker. No Hugh Scott. Just automatons.

  98. A very disgusting man. Very.

    “video from this morning of MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough on “Morning Joe” tenaciously going after David Axelrod about the National Security leaks coming out of the Obama White House. Yesterday, Mitt Romney blasted Obama for the leaks of National Security information coming from his administration, and called for an independent investigation.

    Axelrod is left groping for a response to Scarborough’s repeated questions about where the leaks are coming from. At first, Axelrod seems to deny any leaks from the White House, but later emphasizes the leaks are not coming from Obama himself, and eventually uses the pitiful defense, “there are leaks out of every Administration.””


  99. Hi Tim,

    you mentioned a while ago a link to trying to get info to the Romney camp…if you still have it, would you please print that link again…

    i’d like to send some of my two cents worth of ideas there…if anyone has a good contact link to Ann Romney please let us know…

    thanks so much

  100. Also, from I remember reading on breitbart? maybe elsewhere, of the 1000 registered voters, +11% dems polled….. 300 of them were polled on their cell phones (which tend to be very unreliable); wonder what new groups, tricks NBC, LSM will use next.

  101. …also having listening to Axelerod and the big O “who has no patience for bla, bla, bla…

    …all i can say is “Who’s Whining Now!” Just wait until the full force bombardment hits them in the Fall…

  102. btw…how about the O camp and Biden cry babies over MR’s trip to London, Poland and Israel…

    they act as if they control the world…and everyone needs their permission to make a move…

  103. QUOTE OF THE DECADE :

    This quote was translated into English from an article appearing in the CzechRepublic as published in the Prague Zeitung of 28 April 2011.

    “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president… The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince… The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of Idiots such as those who made him president.”

  104. RNC nailed it…. exactly how every business owner I’ve spoken to feels, the whole context of what OTurd said is a$$nine and unamerican, mocking, sneering at the very people who create the jobs, create the wealth.


  105. I wonder if Romney’s team and the RNC are reading this blog and others like NQ, etc? They seems to be very responsive, so far at least.

  106. Well, Obama was in town last night and today. He stayed at the home of Jim Senegal, who is the founder of Costco.I have never met Jim personally, but I have corresponded with him twice, and sent him a copy of my book. Jim is one of the finest people there are in American business. Ethical, good to his employees and very responsive to customers. I would have approached him on behalf of Hillary, but at that time he was supporting Edwards. I was disappointed to see him supporting Obama–who is the antithesis of everything Jim stands for. If this were simply politics on my part, I would never be as strident as I am. Seeing his behavior during the primary however, and then seeing how he has run the country into the ground on virtually every issue, has convinced me that it is a mistake to temporize or excuse this man. Either you believe in America or you believe in Obama. There is no middle ground. He is the worst president this nation has ever had, and his kind of politics which dates back to Tamany Hall is the epitome of corruption writ large. This form of politics is lethal to a middle class.

  107. Zerohedge is not letting this “you didn’t built that” line and the other insults go… and many of ZH’s posters voted for OTurd 3 years ago.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-you-didn%E2%80%99t-build

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    In that one statement Obama defined himself. It was not merely a self inflicted wound. It was a smoking gun admission. It needs to be tattooed on his forehead, and repeated a thousand times between now and the election. As Sununu noted, every time Obama launches into that jive talk, the end game is always class warfare. First, last and always a demogogue and a community organizer. From being outraised, to seeing his negative attacks backfire, to watching Romney do a victory lap in Israel, Obama knows in his bones that he is losing. Therefore, he is likely to find an excuse to attack Iran a few weeks before the election. Expect it.

  108. There are two really effective campaign ads blanketing the airwaves. One from each campaign. But only one of them is perhaps the most dangerous in its potential impact against its target. And Democrats better beware.

    The Obama reelection campaign smacks around Mitt Romney for outsourcing jobs and having offshore bank accounts in tax havens as the presumptive Republican nominee warbles “America the Beautiful” in the background.

    You have to laugh to keep from crying as you listen to Romney’s singing. But that aural assault combined with charges that the candidate shipped jobs to China, Mexico and India as the head of Bain Capital helps to cement doubts about the man who made his fortune in the world of private equity. Reminding viewers that the multi-millionaire had Swiss bank accounts and parked some of his fortune in tax havens, like the Cayman Islands and Bermuda, serves to highlight how the very rich are different from you and me.

    But where the Obama ad is blunt, the offering from the Republican National Committee hits the president with a more-in-sorrow-than-in-anger attack ad. And every time I have seen it, I get an uneasy feeling. The same feeling you get when you think you hear water dripping somewhere but can’t find it. To ignore it is to risk disaster, which is exactly what will happen to Democrats if they ignore the power of this ad.

    President Obama came to the White House with big plans. He’d halve the deficit. Strengthen the economy. Lower unemployment. What did we get? National Debt over 15 trillion and climbing. Unemployment above 8 percent for 40 straight months. An ongoing economic crisis with no end in sight. He tried. You tried. It’s OK to make a change.

    All that stuff about what the president promised he’d do and didn’t isn’t what bothers me. Obama did make big plans. But inheriting a free-falling economy followed by a stubborn recovery coupled with congressional Republican recalcitrance, not to mention some backtracking on various things he promised, have made achieving many of those goals impossible. So, he and his campaign have to deal with that as best they can.

    No, what bothers me is that last line spoken by the narrator as we see a black-and-white still image of a downward looking Obama.

    He tried. You tried. It’s OK to make a change.

    Millions of Americans were swept up in the drama of the 2008 presidential contest and were proud to cast a ballot that helped elect the first African American president of the United States. Doing so was and will remain one of our nation’s crowning achievements. But there’s no denying that many of those same millions have soured on Obama because of what they believe he hasn’t been able to achieve. Yet, they are conflicted.

    Poll after poll, including the just-released Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll, shows that while Obama gets low marks for his fiscal stewardship, people like him personally. And much more than Romney. The WSJ-NBC survey puts Obama’s favorable-unfavorable at 49 percent-43 percent and Romney’s at 35 percent-49 percent.

    By telling potential voters “It’s OK to make a change,” the RNC is acknowledging all that I mention above. It’s OK to like the guy personally but not vote for him again. This is not a popularity contest. It’s OK to vote against the black guy. You gave him a shot. He gave it his best shot. He failed. And the most effective message is: “It’s OK to make a change” — and not be thought of as a racist.

    Throughout Obama’s presidency, I’ve received more than a few e-mails and tweets from folks complaining that they are branded racist if they disagree with anything the president says or does. And it doesn’t help matters that I have seen more than a few e-mails and tweets from ardent Obama supporters doing exactly that. I have also seen instances of this on television and in print.

    That’s why the “It’s OK to make a change” ad is the most dangerous for Obama’s reelection efforts. It give those few, yet crucial, undecided voters the pass they might be looking for to vote against Obama. So, squawk all you want about the unfairness of the “You didn’t build it” knock against Obama. It’s the “It’s OK to make a change” message that the campaign needs to counter as aggressively as the RNC is pushing it.

    By Jonathan Capehart | 03:00 PM ET, 07/25/2012

  109. Well, here’s someone else who could be quoted with a gaffe.

    http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/06/pennsylvania_gop_leader_voter_id_will_help_romney.php
    Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R) said that the voter ID law passed by the legislature would help deliver the state for Mitt Romney in November.

    “Pro-Second Amendment? The Castle Doctrine, it’s done. First pro-life legislation – abortion facility regulations – in 22 years, done. Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done,” Turzai said at this weekend’s Republican State Committee meeting , according to PoliticsPA.com.

    A spokesman for Turzai confirmed the accuracy of the quote for TPM but argued that people were reading too much into it.

  110. and he just keeps digging deeper.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/07/25/obama_our_union_may_not_be_perfect_but_it_is_perfectible.html

    He’s always complaining about America, how bad it is, how its got issues, how bitter clinging racists Americans are. I guess the only thing he thinks is exceptional is himself, not the US.

    Hey Barry, take a hint from Romney, don’t knock America, here or from overseas. Must be all those “God D**n America” sermons from Wright that are in his head.

  111. Jbstonesfan: this is why the distinction between polls that measure registered voters are bullshit, and those that measure likely voter (like Rassmussen) provide a more accurate picture of what will happen in November. Voter enthusiasm is low among dimocrats, and much higher among republicans–which means that many registered democrats will not show up to vote–and will resist the bullyboy tactics of Obama to make them turn out. There is far far far too much bullying of Democrats by Lucifer Obama and his satanic henchmen. It started with Bill and Hillary, but now everyone and I mean everyone who disagrees with the unholy writ handed down from Black Satan is ipso facto racist. And those who lie to cover for him, or retract the truth are really no better than he is. Why? Simple. They put party above country.
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    Gallup: (nervously looking around) …DOOM?

    Posted by Moe Lane (Diary)

    Wednesday, July 25th at 11:30PM EDT
    2 Comments

    Gallup did a voter enthusiasm poll, and the results are either gorgeous or hideous, depending on how you look at them. Essentially, it goes like this:
    •In 2004, Democratic voter enthusiasm was at 68% and Republican voter enthusiasm was at 51%. The GOP happened to win that election, sort-of kind of in a squeaker; then again, this poll is of adults, so you can expect a skew towards the Democrats.
    •In 2008, the Democrats dropped to 61%… and the Republicans plummeted to 35%. The GOP proceeded to lose that election, and not in a squeaker. It was, in fact, almost a rout.
    •And today, in 2012? The Democrats’ voter enthusiasm is 39%… while the Republicans are back to 51%.

    Gallup didn’t want to say this, but I don’t mind doing it: yes, that means that the Democratic electorate may be talking up a good game right now … but if John Freaking Kerry was to walk into the room and take command right now a lot of that electorate might be breathing a sigh of relief. Folks were certainly happier to vote for him, back in the day…

    Moe Lane (crosspost)

    PS: In case you’re wondering; enthusiasm is probably going to pick up in the next few months… but enthusiasm is still lower overall when compared to 2004 and 2008. And note the use of the term ‘overall.’

  112. Obama is killing the party.

    Obama is killing the country.

    Friends don’t let friends vote for Obama.

  113. In today’s wsj, a good contrast between our next president Mitt Romney and the adverse possessor of that piece of real estate at 1600 Pennsylvania, the unanimous choice of big media, Boom Box Barack Banana:
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    smaller Larger The presidential campaign continues to clarify differences in economic philosophy, and this week brings a timely and useful contrast on national security and foreign policy.

    Before embarking on an overseas tour, Mitt Romney appeared before the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Reno, a day after President Obama. Both men invoked Henry Luce to declare their determination to see the 21st become another “great American century.” The concordant notes ended there.

    The Republican candidate offered a vision made to contrast with the four-year Obama record. Billed as Mr. Romney’s hallmark statement on foreign policy, the speech offers a worthy template for a new Administration.

    Mr. Romney started off with an unacknowledged nod to Reagan’s dictum that “a healthy American economy . . . underwrites American power.” The point may seem obvious but gets scant attention in debates over the U.S. role in the world. Absent a strong recovery and sustained growth, America can’t afford to stay a superpower for long.

    In the years of the Obama economic doldrums, as in Europe for decades, defense budgets have been squeezed by spiking welfare spending and growing deficits. Mr. Obama’s preference for “leading from behind” is a logical consequence of his failure to rekindle America’s commercial dynamism.

    This Administration cut deeper into defense than any other federal department. Mr. Romney echoed Pentagon chief Leon Panetta by calling the reductions “radical.” As the Republican challenger pointed out, America won’t be able to project force in a “dangerous, destructive, chaotic” world without a strong Navy. If budget sequestration goes through by year’s end and forces a total of a trillion dollars in defense cuts over the next decade, the U.S. will be left with the smallest fleet since 1916.

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    Mr. Obama’s version of leadership was to place the burden on Congress to avert the sequestration catastrophe. In his own VFW speech, he threw in a demand for Republicans to sign off on his tax hike as part of any budget deal this year to save defense. This Commander in Chief finds a way to make even national security a political bargaining chip.

    Mr. Romney marked out a substantive difference on Iran. He declared that Iran’s regime surrendered any right to enrich uranium by lying for years about its atomic bomb plans. Going back to the second George W. Bush Administration, the U.S. and Europe have tried to strike a deal with the mullahs to let them enrich “peacefully.” The Romney approach is the safer one with this regime. The Republican candidate added that he’d end the Obama practice of carving out exceptions to sanctions on Iran.

    Mr. Romney was right to score President Obama for ordering a premature pullout from Afghanistan this summer to satisfy his left-wing base in time for the election. But the Governor left the details of his own Afghan policy vague, opening himself up to Vice President Joe Biden’s counterpunch that “it is hard to know where he stands.”

    He also might have fleshed out a clearer position on the worsening conflict in Syria and the broader Middle East, beyond his stalwart defense of Israel and other allies in the region. This may indeed be a play for Jewish votes, but it could be a useful opening to challenge Mr. Obama’s claims that America’s alliances “have never been stronger.”

    As the President promised in his Inaugural Address, the U.S. extended a hand to the Russians, Iranians and North Koreans, and told steadfast friends to get into line behind this engagement. This policy flopped in each case, and whether in Central Europe, Israel or Saudi Arabia, allies have come to trust America less. This is one reason Israel may strike Iran. It doesn’t believe in U.S. promises to stop an Iranian nuke.

    With little to show for its main foreign policy initiatives, the Obama campaign will play to war fatigue. The public may be tired of conflict, but Americans still expect a President to lead the world and shape it. The Obama policy of disengagement abroad is merely storing up trouble that a President Romney would have to address immediately.

    To appreciate the genuine contrast of foreign-policy visions on offer this fall, try to imagine President Obama speaking the following lines: “There are values, causes and nations that depend on American strength, on the clarity of our purpose, and on the reliability of our commitments. There is work in this world that only America and our allies can do, hostile powers that only we can deter, and challenges that only we can overcome.”

    We’ve had disagreements with Mr. Romney, but this week he presented a strong case for more forceful foreign-policy leadership and the means to handle the global troubles that he would inherit as President.

  114. Another “executive order”

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBAMA_AFRICAN_AMERICAN_EDUCATION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-07-25-16-38-59

    Obama creating African-American education office

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is creating a new office to bolster education of African-American students.

    The White House says the office will coordinate the work of communities and federal agencies to ensure that African-American youngsters are better prepared for high school, college and career.

    Obama is announcing his election-year initiative Wednesday night in a speech to the civil rights group the National Urban League as he seeks to rally black voters. Aides say his executive order, to be signed Thursday, will set a goal of producing “a more effective continuum” of programs for African-American students.

  115. Obama is announcing his election-year initiative Wednesday night in a speech to the civil rights group the National Urban League as he seeks to rally black voters
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    Like hauling coal to Newcastle.

  116. Why is there not on on the economy.

    Three Presidential Debates Announced

    President Obama and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney will face off in three televised debates this coming October: one on domestic policy, one on foreign policy, and a third town-hall-style event where undecided voters will quiz the candidates.

    The Commission on Presidential Debates announced the 2012 debates format on July 25 in a press release.

    The first debate will be held October 3 at the University of Denver and will be divided into six 15-minute segments. The moderator will be announced a few weeks before the debate. The first debate will focus on domestic policy and the candidates will have two minutes to answer each question from the moderator.

    The second debate, to be held October 16, will be conducted in a townhall-style format. The polling firm Gallup will choose an audience of undecided, likely voters who will be charged with asking the candidates questions. Candidates will have ten minutes to answer. The debate will be held at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York.

    The third event will be centered on foreign policy and will be held on October 22 at Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida.The foreign policy debate will be conducted in the same style as the first debate.

    A fourth debate for the vice presidential candidates will be held on October 11 at Centre College, Danville, Kentucky.

    “The debates are the most widely-watched political programs of any kind,” said Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr. and Michael D. McCurry, co-chairmen of the CPD, in a statement released to the press. “These format changes are designed to promote substantive dialogue before, during and between the debates about the major issues of the day. They will permit citizens and candidates to come prepared for a series of voter education forums that inform and engage the public.”

    The CPD has sponsored all the presidential debates since 1987.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/07/26/Three-Presidential-Debates-Announced

  117. Bookmark the debate dates.

    Oct 3rd Domestic Policy : Denver

    Oct 16 Town Hall Debate : New York

    Oct 22 Foreign Policy : Florida

    VP Debate Oct 11th : Kentucky

  118. Would anyone else agree there should have been a full on separate debate on the economy this paticular year…did Obama veto that kind of debate?, how they gonna squeeze all of domestic policy in 1 debate when the economy is gonna suck the oxygen out of that debate and more than likely the town hall too.

  119. moononpluto
    July 26th, 2012 at 1:56 am
    Another “executive order”
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBAMA_AFRICAN_AMERICAN_EDUCATION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-07-25-16-38-59
    Obama creating African-American education office
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    Sounds like Barack Hussein is bringing back segregation. Back to those ‘fair but equal days. So then, where is the White European education office? I guess he didn’t get around to it yet. Maybe later.

  120. Urgent Calls Needed:Senate Committee to hold Hearing on Dangerous UN Treaty

    Who should make critical decisions regarding the care and raising of children who have disabilities? Their parents or United Nations social workers?

    That is the question as the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations holds a hearing on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) Thursday, July 12. This treaty, if ratified by the U.S. Senate, would turn the parent-child relationship on its head by establishing a dangerous new legal standard for dealing with children with disabilities: the best interests of the child standard. The CRPD states: “In all actions concerning children with disabilities, the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration.” Article 7(2)

    This simple sentence means that any decision a parent makes regarding the care, education, or upbringing of a child who has any disability could be subject to review by a social worker, court, or even a United Nation’s official.

    We urge you to do two things. First, please call your two U.S. senators and urge them to oppose this dangerous United Nations power-grab. The Capitol Switchboard phone number is 202-224-3121, or you can use HSLDA’s Legislative Toolbox. Second, please call the White House and urge President Obama to withdraw the CRPD. The White House Switchboard phone number is 202-456-1414.

    HSLDA Founder and Chairman Mike Farris has written a memo on the dangers to U.S. sovereignty, family freedom, and homeschooling if the U.S. Senate votes to ratify the CRPD. You can read his memo online. In addition, Mike Farris will testify against the CRPD on Thursday.

    We encourage you to read the text of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. People with disabilities are precious. Parents who are raising children with disabilities will tell you it is one of the hardest things they have ever done, but also one of the most rewarding things in life. We all want to show our love and care for people with disabilities. This treaty, however, is not the way to do it.

    There are numerous state and federal laws which protect our precious citizens with disabilities. The CRPD—if ratified by the Senate—would do great harm to disabled children and adults by subjecting parents, families, and caregivers to UN oversight, regulation, and control. For specific harm to homeschool families, you can read our additional research paper.

    http://action.hslda.org/7215/urgent-calls-needed/
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    Using Special Needs children is just another door Obama is using to propel his agenda piercing the Constitution and stripping Americans of their sovereign rights. If Obama is allowed to terminate the parental rights of American citizens to raise their children addressing their needs as they see fit; Obama will be transferring jurisdiction of American citizens to the authority of the United Nations. Obama announced last year his HCR plan would not cover medication, therapy including defunding educational subsidies for special needs children.

    please take a minute for filling out the form at the link expressing your dissent to your senators and representatives at this outright power grab by Obama aimed at stripping us of our sovereign rights as US Citizens.

  121. My guess… this will be taken by Barry’s LSM to coordinate another attack Romney.

    Frankly, I don’t see anything inaccurate in the statement, America and UK do share a deep link.
    But oh no, MSM, go ahead protect your Messaih Barry’s every gaffe, like not reporting that a$$nine, unamerican statement of “you didn’t build that”, but you people in the MSM, yes, make sure to coordinate all your attacks on Romney, we’ve all seen this play before.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18990989

    Romney’s camp had a perfect, accurate response… its all about distraction…MSM won’t bring up anything negative about Barry, like his associations, Meeechelle’s racist Princeton thesis, MSM is no longer in my opinion a “news” entity, its just an extension of the OTurd campaign, rigging polls to prop up their Messaih. Brian Williams,NBC, Sawyer,ABC, SEEBS, NYT, WashPost must be sooo proud of themselves.

    Oh, lookie over there, maybe they’ll still be talking about Palin’s 50K wardrobe, or how Hillary and Bill are racists.

  122. and just as the MSM coordinates its attacks…. Romney camp says, it wasn’t even one their their camp who said that… won’t matter MSM will lie for their Messaih, they always do.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/07/25/Anglo-saxon-media-storm-coming

    “In an email the Romney campaign just told me: “Flat out. Wasn’t our campaign.”

    Won’t matter though; the media has a failed president to save. ”

    GDP numbers coming out tommorow, it will plummet, but no matter LSM, you have to prop up your Messaih, time to take out that race card, class card, gender card, every divisive card..

  123. The CRPD Vote is scheduled for tomorrow 07/27. Please make your voices heard at this egregious ploy by Obama attacking American sovereignty in yet another form and fashion. This time through our disabled children.

  124. Mrs. Smith
    July 26th, 2012 at 6:39 am

    Thank you for posting this, I will be calling to let them know, they need to oppose this nonsense. What is with these people, they constantly want to have Americans subject to the UN! Every time, they want to undercut America and Americans sovereignty.

  125. tim:

    What is with these people, they constantly want to have Americans subject to the UN! Every time, they want to undercut America and Americans sovereignty.
    ____________

    Obama is slowly chipping away at America’s sovereignty. All he needs is to get his foot in the door under any circumstance adding signing statements reinterpreting the language in the Senate’s legislative vote with his own language putting us under the complete authority of the United Nations.

  126. To think a Special Needs child like Michael Phelps would never have achieved the success he has had as a record breaking Olympic medalist for the US- IF his parents would have been subject to the authority of the UN… having to turn him over as a child to some God forsaken place chosen by the UN for warehousing special needs children.

  127. Seems to me Oh has turned the page on They did not build it. In the hour beginning at 5:30 AM WPIX NYC aired 3 distinct reports about POTUS: 1) honing his stance on gun control at a fundraiser 2) fuzzy wuzzy with young girls connected to aurora massacre 3) initiative to be certain AA’s are ready for college. Nada nothing zilch about RM. I’ve heard rumblings of the WASP situation. Tweeted response to announcement of the B. Williams exclusive interview. Copies went to every one. I warned MR that Williams is a snake. Not to be trusted. Hope one of Brian’s team read it. Anyway here’s a big la-di-da from UK source (might be Murdock lol & I might have put it here earlier. It has been around for several days.)

    Cameron gets mitts on Romney PM risks spat with Obama
    DAVID Cameron will roll out the red carpet for US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney this week — risking a row with Barack Obama. The Republican will meet for grand talks with the Prime Minister at No 10 on Thursday. The millionaire businessman will be treated like a major world leader in a huge boost for his campaign to oust America’s first black president. With the US leader’s wife Michelle Obama also in London for Friday’s Olympic opening ceremony, the visit runs the risk of sparking a diplomatic spat with the White House. Mr Cameron is throwing on the charm offensive because “we believe there’s now a more than 50/50 chance” of Romney winning the US election in November, a senior Whitehall official told The Sun. Mr Romney will be snapped arriving in Downing Street. He will then be ushered to one of the most lavish state rooms before a photo opportunity. Diplomatic protocol prevents the pair from holding a joint press conference. As yet, Romney has “no plans” to see Labour leader Ed Miliband. An aide to Mr Cameron yesterday insisted the US President would not be put out by Mr Romney’s warm reception. MR MILIBAND will meet Francois Hollande in Paris on Tuesday — the first meeting of any senior British politician in the Elysee Palace with the new socialist French President.
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/4442819/David-Cameron-gets-mitts-on-Romney.html

  128. What the hell is Rahm thinking.

    http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/13996951-418/rahm-welcomes-help-from-farrakahn-ignores-anti-semitic-remarks.html

    Rahm welcomes help from Farrakahn, ignores anti-Semitic remarks

    Ignoring Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s history of anti-Semitic remarks, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday welcomed the army of men dispatched to the streets by Farrakhan to stop the violence in Chicago neighborhoods.

    Ald. Debra Silverstein (50th), an Orthodox Jew, has said it’s good that Farrakhan is “helping” in the fight against crime, “but it doesn’t eradicate the comments that he’s made about the Jewish community.”

    Emanuel offered no such caveat. Although Farrakhan has a history of making anti-Semitic statements, Chicago’s first Jewish mayor has no interest in revisiting that controversy.

    He’s more concerned about reducing a 40 percent surge in Chicago homicides that’s become a media obsession and threatens to undermine his efforts to market Chicago to international tourists.

    “People of faith have a role to play and community leaders have a role to play in helping to protect our neighborhoods and our citizens. You cannot get there on just one piece of an anti-crime strategy,” the mayor said.

    “The police have a role to play. Tearing down abandoned buildings has a role to play. Shutting liquor stores that are a cancer in the community have a role to play. Community leaders have a role to play. Pastors have a role to play. Principals have a role to play. And most importantly, parents have roles to play. They have decided, the Nation of Islam, to help protect the community. And that’s an important ingredient, like all the other aspects of protecting a neighborhood.”

    For the last two Mondays, black men in dress suits and bow ties fanned out across violence-plagued Chicago neighborhoods — first Auburn-Gresham, then South Shore — to form a human wall of protection against any sudden outbreak of gunfire.

    The army of men, know as the Fruit of Islam, were led by Farrakhan, who ordered the show of force in response to last month’s brutal murder of seven-year-old Heaven Sutton.

    Emanuel’s decision to steer clear of Farrakhan’s history of anti-Semitic remarks is a far cry from the 1994 controversy that followed former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s private meeting with Farrkakhan.

    During the meeting, Daley prodded Farrakhan to work out his differences with Jewish leaders in talks arranged by the Commission on Human Relations. Daley even hinted that if those conversations did not take place, the Nation of Islam would have trouble winning the city approval needed for its planned development along the 79th Street commercial strip.

    Jewish leaders refused to engage in the dialogue. They were so concerned about the mayor’s private meeting with Farrakhan they demanded an audience of their own to clear the air. Daley used that meeting to deny ever suggesting the give-and-take.

    “There’s been a rather longstanding pattern where Minister Farrakhan has talked about wanting dialogue. There have even been a couple of instances where members of the Jewish community have met with him,” Michael Kotzin, director of the Jewish Community Relations Council, said at the time.

    “Invariably, he’s been unchanged after that. They have felt betrayed by things he said to them. Been there. Don’t want to be there again and be put in that kind of box. All that happens is that he gains from those kinds of meetings a kind of credibility, legitimacy and stature. That’s all that would come of it.”

    ………………………

    Seriously Rahm, you do not want that man and his squads let loose in your neighbourhoods, its the equivalent of letting a fox into the henhouse. Once this guy gets goons into neighbourhoods, you wont get them out.

  129. http://www.oregonlive.com/mapes/index.ssf/2012/07/three_portland_area_veterans_a.html#incart_river_default

    Three Portland area veterans, all Obama supporters, describe their lunch with the president

    The three veterans who had lunch with President Barack Obama Tuesday in outer Northeast Portland didn’t just happen to wander into the Gateway Breakfast House.

    All have connections to the Obama reelection campaign and were presumably chosen for good political reasons.

    After all, Obama had given a speech Monday at a convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Reno, so the Portland lunch reinforced the message that president cares about vets. In addition, the local vets — Thomas Foeller of Oak Grove and Mark Peterson and Dean Dilley, both of Portland — are retired white males, a demographic the Obama campaign would certainly like to do better with.

    Whatever the politics behind the luncheon, however, Foeller, Peterson and Diller said it was an experience they’ll always remember.

    “I can’t emphasize how easy the president is to talk to,” said Foeller, 65, a former Navy officer who later spent most of his career at the Bonneville Power Administration.

    Foeller said Obama listened sympathetically as he talked about the problems rural veterans have getting access to health care and was quick to knock down a rumor Foeller had heard from his son-in-law — an Iraq War veteran — that members of the National Guard would get a pay cut.

    There won’t be any reduction, Obama told them.

    “So we can clear that one up right away,” Obama added, in a remark picked up by the press pool before it was ushered out. “You’re hearing that from your commander in chief.”

    Peterson, 69, who spent 27 years in the Air Force and served in the Vietnam War, said Obama also talked about how he’s worked to help veterans more easily apply their military training to certifications they need for civilian employment, whether as a welder or nurse.

    More
    The Oregonian’s continuing coverage of President Obama’s July 2012 visit to Portland
    None of the three vets knew each other before being chosen by the Obama campaign to meet with the president.

    Dilley, 60, who served in the Army for three years and worked for Honda until retiring in 2009, said he has done a little voter registration work for the campaign. But he said he thinks he came to the campaign’s attention when he called a couple of months ago asking if he could talk to the president about veterans issues.

    “I never expected it to happen,” Dilley added with a laugh.

    Foeller, who said he’s mostly active in a group fighting colorectal cancer, said he’s also done some volunteer work for the Obama campaign. And Peterson said his wife volunteers for the campaign.

    On Tuesday morning, all three met with a staffer and were driven to the restaurant and arrived shortly before Obama. The three said the restaurant workers and other patrons received notice only a few minutes before the president arrived.

    Foeller and Dilley said Obama ate half of a cheese sandwich and skipped the ham in his split pea soup. “He’s a pretty tall and slender guy,” said Dilley. “Maybe that’s why.”

  130. That slogan is really clever of Romney, i said last night this was coming

    BUILT BY US (the US in a map of the U.S.)

    damn clever.

  131. I just posted this for the perusal of one of the incumbent’s biggest supporters, a grandmother with a young special needs child on my FB community along with Mrs. Smith’s link above:
    Now they want special needs children to come under the UN; what next, seniors? If this is allowed to terminate the parental rights of American citizens to raise their children addressing their needs as they see fit; Obama will be transferring jurisdiction of American citizens to the authority of the United Nations. Obama announced last year his HCR plan would not cover medication, therapy including defunding educational subsidies for special needs childre.

    Just think, a Special Needs child like Michael Phelps would never have achieved the success he has had as a record breaking Olympic medalist for the US- IF his parents would have been subject to the authority of the UN… having to turn him over as a child to some God forsaken place chosen by the UN for warehousing special needs children.

    This is close to my heart. Special needs children and adults are humans, too. They are special just as their moniker implies. God DID NOT make no JUNK!!!!!

    Read, research, learn, act, vote, KNOW!

    .http://action.hslda.org/7215/urgent-calls-needed/

  132. I hope the O camp keeps playing the ad with Mitt singing.It is on now not watching just listening to the TV. And it just gets the song playing in my head. 🙂

  133. Re: foxyladi14
    July 26th, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Sorry to sound like such a conspiratorial dunce, but is it not a certain supposedly religious group that abhors pork? lol

  134. Re: moononpluto
    July 26th, 2012 at 1:56 am

    Do you mean RE-education camps?

    He is getting them prepared for all those wonderful government jobs that he is creating.
    _________________________________

    My teamster friend posted this yesterday, it was a graphic with a photo of Mitt Romney. The text read: MR says the government does not create jobs. He says he will create more jobs as President.

  135. wbboei
    July 25th, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Krauthammer, “if election was held tomorrow, Obama would win…”
    &&&&&&&&&

    When Krauthammer quotes “average of polls”, where Obama is allegedly 2% ahead, most of the polls oversample Dems, undersample Reps and undersample Indies. So that’s where Obama’s 2% lead goes negative.

  136. moononpluto,

    I believe the “You Didn’t Build That” gaffe will, in retrospect, prove to be the instant the POS lost the campaign.

  137. I attended a neighborhood meeting last night in which a developer from Oregon wants to build 375 apartment houses for senior and low income in an area designated for offices. The community is in an uproar over it. First, don’t you think it is interesting that instead of building business there (which they have approval for), which would provide jobs, they want to build apartment houses for people who have lost their jobs, and homes. Somehow, to me that is just wrong. If you build the business we can give these people jobs, and save some homes, and put them in better apartment houses.

    But no, an out of state developer figures we are going to have MORE Mortgage failures, and he wants to grab that profit, instead of helping the people by trying to employ them. So we can look forward to more unemployment expenses, which of course this group will not be helping with.

    Also the title for the apartments will be held by the County, so the develpers can get more taxe benefits.

  138. Hehehehe.

    Romney alludes to Williams as boring white guy.

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/07/26/nbcs-brian-williams-to-romney-will-you-pick-an-incredibly-boring-white-guy-for-vp-romney-to-williams-you-told-me-you-were-not-available/#comments

    Romney Jokes About VP Pick

    Mitt Romney won’t disclose many details about his VP search process, but he did say that he will not announce his pick this week while he is abroad in an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams Wednesday.

    “I can tell you I’m not gonna announce it this week,” Romney said. “While I’m overseas, I’m not gonna announce my vice presidential running mate. But when the decision is made, I’ll make that announcement. It’s not made yet. But I can’t tell you when it’s gonna be. That’s – that’s something which we’ll decide down the road.”

    Romney also mocked Williams when asked whether he is looking to choose an “incredibly boring white guy” as VP.

    “You told me you were not available,” Romney told Williams.

  139. Krauthhamer has been down on Romney from the start….not a good sign when a widely read/viewed conservative is so down on their candidate. Palin, more importantly, needs to get her base behind Romney or she will be exposed a being petty and spiteful .

  140. Buyer’s remorse for pro-Israel voters

    I’m quite certain that the two are unrelated but two developments today should give the Obama team heartburn over pro-Israel voters.

    First, is the Republican Jewish Coalition’s ad (originally set to air next week, but the early release of which was prompted by a New York Times story)


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/post/buyers-remorse-for-pro-israel-voters/2012/07/25/gJQAp2VS9W_blog.html
    ……….

    Jewish voters Democrat and Republican alike buttoning up their wallets for Obama. They will vote Romney for a “Change” we can live with. And a better future for Israel than Obama’s offer of returning to the 1967 borders.

  141. Romney also mocked Williams when asked whether he is looking to choose an “incredibly boring white guy” as VP.

    “You told me you were not available,” Romney told Williams.

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

    LOL! Good for Romney. At least he can ad lib.

  142. MR says the government does not create jobs. He says he will create more jobs as President.

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

    Heh. Isn’t that a little contradictory? I thought President was part of the government.

  143. The larger picture of the economy and our nation’s future really dwarfs the importance of the vile racism and sniping of the Obunga campaign.. They want to do ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING to distract the attention of voters from what massive tectonic shifts are taking place in the entire way our culture is operating. Here is a nice piece in the WSJ which shows that graphically.
    If we fail to keep our eyes on the prize we can be diverted into nonsensical disputes about things which indeed matter, but don’t have the gravity of the question of our fundamental economy. Read this one and reflect:

    Henninger: America’s Two Economies
    With Barack Obama, the competition between the private economy and the public economy is clear.
    By DANIEL HENNINGER
    For a long time, the United States had one economy. Now we have two economies that compete for America’s wealth: A private economy and a public economy. The 2012 election will decide which will be subordinate to the other. One economy will lead. The other will follow.
    How the U.S. arrived at the need to choose between two competing economies reveals a lot about the political polarization in the country. Any history of the Democratic Party in the 20th century will recognize its roots in the American labor movement. The party was defined by the names of those unions. The United Mine Workers. The United Auto Workers. The Brotherhoods of Teamsters and Railroad Workers. Consider what those names represented: Both Democrats and Republicans were rooted in the private economy. Unionized workers knew then that this private economy was where they made their living. The arguments were over dividing the productive fruits of that economy. That was your father’s Democratic Party.
    From the 1960s onward, the professional Democratic Party began to lose its relationship with the private economy. Democratic politicians drew closer to a rising public-sector union movement and its campaign financing, while the private unions declined. This meant the party itself was slowly disconnecting from the machinery of the private economy and becoming part of a rising parallel economy, the public economy of government.
    There was one other big event that convinced Democrats that their public economy was equal to or better than the private economy. It has to do with the Democratic Party’s moral identity. After JFK’s assassination, Lyndon Johnson passed the building blocks of the Great Society, notably Medicare and Medicaid. But most importantly came the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The legislative events of that period (no matter that they passed with bipartisan votes) convinced the Democratic Party once and for all of government’s moral efficacy. Public spending, conclusively, was now a public good.
    Today the private and public economies are in head-to-head competition for the nation’s wealth—with the private economy calling that wealth capital or income, and the public economy calling it tax revenue and making moral claims for spending tax revenue.
    Until recently and except for the Reagan years, the Republican Party has largely been a confused onlooker, uncertain how to embrace the private economy. In the 1990s, the party embraced the private sector mainly as a source of contributions via K Street lobbyists. In short, crony capitalism.
    With the Obama administration, the tensions between the country’s two economies clarified. The $831 billion spending bill in 2009 was intended to stimulate hiring of public-sector workforces but also among the satellite businesses that are subsidiaries of the public economy. Barack Obama’s routine use of the traditional private-economy term “investment”—in energy, education and such—is the public economy claiming capital for its needs.
    President Obama is telling the private economy it must subordinate itself to the public economy’s moral efficacy. The passage in 2010 of the Affordable Care Act, with no Republican support, was justified as a 1960s-type act of moral necessity. The private economy, in his view, can’t compete on that basis.
    In the November 2010 elections, the private economy pushed back. Two years into the financial crisis and amid tea-party insurgencies, Democrats were swept out of office at every level of government.
    These are not small events. Powerful belief systems are in motion today, and they are slamming into each other. Rep. Paul Ryan in the first sentence of his now-famous Roadmap budget said, “Rarely before have the alternatives facing America been so starkly defined.” President Obama, announcing his ideas on taxes on July 9, said, “What’s holding us back . . . is a stalemate in this town, in Washington, between two very different views about which direction we should go in as a country” (emphasis added).
    Those are the two poles in an historic battle over who runs the American economy.
    For about 40 years before 2008, spending as a percentage of GDP was around 20%. In 2009, it rose to 25% and has remained at 24% of GDP. This isn’t just spending data. These numbers are a proxy for the standoff between the public economy and the private economy.
    Some in the Democratic Party argue that this higher, “normal” spending level (the White House projects 22+% of GDP going forward) is necessary to fulfill the commitments our politics have made to retiring baby boomers and others. The role of the private economy in the U.S. will be to support the long-term wants and needs in the public economy.
    President Obama is right: This is a choice between two paths into the American future, the clearest choice since the end of World War II. It is a mandate election.
    Barack Obama is explicitly seeking a mandate to make the public economy pre-eminent. That is the unmistakable meaning of “You didn’t build that.” His opponent so far is talking about, but not seeking a mandate for, the other economy. One expects that in time Mitt Romney will seek a mandate equal to Mr. Obama’s.

  144. Re: jbstonesfan
    July 26th, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Krauthammer clarified what the media misconstrued last night; the excerpt that the incumbent would win was in answer to the question who would win that day; he went on to day that Romney would win and the polls would bear that out in the near future.

    I just see no sense in pinning hopes on polls, for they are skewed to favor whoever at that moment in time.

    And has Romney reached out to Palin, which by extension would be reaching out to the conservatives????????? Maybe you should suggest that; for there are many many many who do not believe that Romney is conservative and a gesture like McCain did to the former Hillary supporters in the last election would get him a big payday in the end, imho. Why put all the onus on the woman; she has said previously repeatedly ABO.

    Chin up, Buttercup. Cheer up, Buttercup.

  145. According to the SBA there are 27.5 businesses in the U.S. 99% have fewer than 500 employees.

    This is a big voting block.

  146. Agreed. So far Romney has not reached out. I wonder if the polling is indicating it’s more important to get independents than the tea pary whom they assume will fail into line. The problem is, imo, the tea party will stay home.

  147. The Obama campaign is in damage-control mode because of the fallout from his “you didn’t build that” remark.

    On Tuesday, Obama released a new ad with him addressing the issue, a sign that the Obama campaign recognizes that Obama’s remarks are not going to vanish from public discourse. In the ad, Obama smirks:

    Republicans saw a golden opportunity to pull the veil away from Obama and reveal his true feelings about business owners. Republican strategist Ford O’Connell said:

    Obama did for Romney what Romney couldn’t do for himself, which is to create a clear contrast and unlock emotions on the key issue of the campaign. It helps Romney with independents, with GOPers and with white, working-class Democrats who needed an economic message that they could rally around. This is something that can keep the base fired up at least until the convention, and maybe longer.

    Republican National Committee communications director Sean Spicer said, “I think there’s definitely a little bit of panic in Chicago right now because they realize this comment has clearly struck a chord with the American people.”

    On Wednesday, the Romney campaign held 24 rallies covering battleground states where a multitude of “I built that” signs were prominently displayed as small business owners turned out to vent their anger over Obama’s economic philosophy.

    The echo the Obama campaign is hearing is the sound of Obama’s words coming back to haunt him.

  148. am i shocked…no.

    Carney unable to identify capital of Israel…

    In today’s press briefing, White House spokesman Jay Carney was unable to identify the capital of Israel:

    Carney would not say whether President Obama believe it’s Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. For nearly a minute, in response to repeated questioning, Carney only says that “our position hasn’t changed” and that he hasn’t gotten that question in a while.

    video at link.

    ………………………..

    honestly, i despair at these idiots.

  149. Don’t know if this was posed.

    More Holder Dirt

    Those wondering why the Department of Justice has refused to go after Jon Corzine for the vaporization of $1.6 billion in MF Global client funds need look no further than the documents uncovered by the Government Accountability Institute that reveal that the now-defunct MF Global was a client of Attorney General Eric Holder and Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer’s former law firm, Covington & Burling.

    There’s more.

    Records also reveal that MF Global’s trustee for the Chapter 11 bankruptcy retained as its general bankruptcy counsel Morrison & Foerester–the very law firm from which Associate Attorney General Tony West came to DOJ.

    And more.

    As Government Accountability Institute President Peter Schweizer explains in the Washington Times Thursday, the trustee overseeing MF Global’s bankruptcy is former FBI Director Louis Freeh. At Holder’s Senate confirmation hearing Freeh served as a character witness for Holder and revealed that Holder had previously worked for Freeh. “As general counsel,” Freeh said, “I could have engaged any lawyer in America to represent our bank. I chose Eric.”

    Until now, the conventional wisdom for why Holder wouldn’t throw the book at Corzine was that Corzine is an Obama campaign bundler. Indeed, as Breitbart News reported, four of the top officials at the Department of Justice–Eric Holder, Thomas Perrelli, Karol Mason, and Tony West–were also big money bundlers for Obama.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/07/26/REVEALED-Corzine-s-MF-Global-Was-a-Client-of-Eric%20Holder-s-Law-Firm

  150. We can but hope………….

    Obama Email : Obama Email: This Could Be My Last Birthday As President

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/07/26/Obama-email-birthday-fundraising

    President Obama is about to hit the Big 5-1. And he’s feeling pretty sorry for himself. At least that’s what readers can gather from his latest campaign missive, titled simply “Hey”:

    Benjamin —

    My upcoming birthday next week could be the last one I celebrate as President of the United States, but that’s not up to me — it’s up to you.

    This July deadline is our most urgent yet, coming after two consecutive months of being significantly outraised by Romney and the Republicans.

    And if you pitch in $3 or whatever you can before midnight tonight, you and a guest will be automatically entered to join me at my birthday get-together next month:

    Thanks. Hope I’ll see you soon.

    – Barack

    Cue the world’s smallest violin. Are we supposed to feel bad for President Obama that his next birthday party may be his last in the White House? For many Americans, thanks to President Obama, their next birthday may be their last at their current job. Yet President Obama is using his birthday as a ploy to fundraise. Next, he’ll have to fundraise from his christening.

    ……………….

    Cry me a fluffing river.

  151. Re: jbstonesfan
    July 26th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    I fear they will stay home, and I have been in contact with a lot of them since the nomination battle, IF he does not reach out to them; and/or IF they take him not reaching out to them as a slight or a slap. The Independents are more ‘flexible’ than the hardcore conservatives. But they DO have a purple passion against the incumbent; that much is true until McCain who they only thought of as liberal and recognized his service to the country.

    Remember how good it felt when we were on the conference call with John McCain and he asked that magic question……..what would you all like to see me do? And the resounding shout of DRILL, BABY, DRILL shot like a bolt of lightning in his ear. After that Joe Diffy was at most or all the McPalin rallies singing, “Drill, Baby, Drill.”
    Did that not feel good that he asked and incorporated our answer into his platform? Same thing with the TeaParty and the TeaEvangicals, they are holding their breath until he reaches out to them. Silly little man, hasn’t done so yet, but then he has been busy…

  152. Basil99, wow, that ad is powerful.

    That POS had the audacity to be born on MY birthday; and I was born on the Queen Mother’s birthday who lived to be 101….that incumbent can mess up a wet dream, now can’t he?

  153. By the by, this might be my last birthday that the incumbent is in the White House on my birthday. In lieu of a gift registry where you can send your gifts, I mean cash, through a third party source, you can just VOTE HIM OUT in NOvember as your gift to me. Thanking you very kindly in advance, I remain, yours most sincerely,

    ShortTermer

  154. The country is going mad.

    Dead Fish bans a family restaurant because they don’t believe in gay marriage and yet invites Screwy-Louis “Farrakhan: All White People Should Be Scientologists To Prevent Them From Being “Devil Christians” And “Satan Jews,” who regularly communicates with the Mother Ship where Ezekial Mohammed is ensconced and his crew to take over the street of Chicago.

    Napolitano says WH will open doors to more terrorists in light of Muslim Brotherhood victories.

    And Huma Abaden is revealed as having deep connections to the MB, from her mother to her father to her brother.

    She served as assistant editor for a publication headed by the guy who was involved with the Blind Sheikh, the first to try and take down the WTC.

    This is very disturbing.

  155. Green Policies Increase Risk of Colorado Forest Fires, experts say

    Environmentalist policies against logging may have helped this summer’s Rocky Mountain fires to expand, experts told the Washington Free Beacon.

    Steve Segin of the Rocky Mountain fire-incident team told the Denver Post, “we haven’t had a fire season this bad since… 2002.” According to the Incident Information System, 170,365 acres have burned this summer in Colorado alone.

    Robert Zubrin, a senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy and President of the aerospace engineering research and development firm Pioneer Astronautics, blamed environmentalists for the spread of these fires.

    “They facilitated the spread of fire by keeping people from logging, adding firebreaks, and using pesticides,” he said.

    http://freebeacon.com/the-beetle-burn/

  156. Democratic National Committee executive director Patrick Gaspard said Wednesday that the DNC had “never” taken Mitt Romney’s words out of context and specifically said the organization had not taken “I like being able to fire people” out of context.

    Gaspard’s comments do not withstand scrutiny, however.

    Here are three times Democrats and liberals took Romney’s words out of context:

    http://freebeacon.com/three-times-liberals-have-taken-romneys-words-out-of-context/

  157. from above…

    Sen. Sessions hosted a press conference today with top officials from two unions that represent U.S. immigration law enforcement agencies.

    ICE agent Chris Crane is President of the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council, the union representing America’s more than 7,000 ICE agents and personnel.

    Border Patrol agent George McCubbin, III is President of the National Border Patrol Council, the union representing America’s more than 17,000 border agents and personnel.

  158. White House admits AC disproportionately helps blacks

    Surprised? I want Val-Jar and the POS to burnin he11.

    “Given the health disparities, it will disproportionately benefit the African-American community,” Jarrett said at the July 13 event, at which she was the featured speaker.

    But Florida GOP strategist Rick Wilson said Jarrett’s words show the health law is geared more toward eliminating racial disparities than helping the middle class.

    “They sold the Affordable Care Act largely as, ‘We’re going to keep middle-class families from having catastrophic non-covered expenses and we’re going to help average, everyday Americans.’ She has a very specific race-based message, she’s playing to her audience at Morgan State,” Wilson said. “It plays to the race-driven mindset of a lot of these people in the Obama administration who look at the entitlement state as a way to address racial disparities.”

    Chip Saltsman, who ran Mike Huckabee’s 2008 campaign, said the right will seize on Jarrett’s words as evidence that Obama’s health care reforms are not directed toward the middle class.
    “Am I shocked that a senior adviser to the president would go to Baltimore and pander to a town hall to try and get votes for the president? No,” Saltsman said. “Neither will I be shocked that after hearing her remarks, a lot of conservatives are going to say, ‘I told you so.’”

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

    Blacks and Hispanics, among whom uninsured rates are significantly higher than among whites, stand to benefit disproportionately under the health law, gaining access to free preventive care and other services that will help reduce existing health care disparities. The sustained outreach from the White House aims to make voters eligible for new benefits aware of them and how to get them.

    Obama’s staff has invited groups of black journalists and publishers to the White House for health care briefings with senior officials and conducted traveling policy road shows in black and Hispanic neighborhoods across the country. On the day the Supreme Court upheld Obama’s health law, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett held an on-background conference call for black reporters.

    Obama rarely emphasized specific benefits for blacks and Hispanics as he pushed his law through Congress, focusing instead on its benefits for the general populace. And the law itself includes only a smattering of programs designed to address racial disparities in health care — even though 22 percent of African Americans and 32 percent of Hispanics are uninsured, compared to 14 percent of whites, according to Kaiser Family Foundation data.

    **********************************************************
    “It is a rallying call and it would help excite the African-American vote because this is something that African Americans truly care about,” Cummings said. “If there is one piece of legislation that I have voted for that I hear mentioned most is the Affordable Care Act. It is just amazing to me, you know, I think about my constituents, if they didn’t watch the news, would be shocked that there’s so much opposition to it.”

    To general audiences and in televised speeches, Obama frames his signature policy achievement as a protection for the middle class against insurance companies that would otherwise bleed them dry.

    To black audiences, his aides also offer a more comprehensive focus on the law’s details and how they will reduce inequalities in care.

    Jarrett ticked through Obama’s Affordable Care Act talking points during a regional African American Policy Forum at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

    “Given the health disparities, it will disproportionately benefit the African-American community,” Jarrett said at the July 13 event, at which she was the featured speaker.
    “So many folks in our community, and you know people who do this, use the emergency room as their primary care. That is not good. You need a primary care physician who you go to see on a regular basis who provides you with preventive care. So under the Affordable Care Act, the cost of that preventive care is free,” she said, according to a recording of the meeting.

    “So no more excuses for not going in for those checkups, whether it’s a mammogram, or prostate testing, or, we know that, for example, asthma is so prevalent in the black community among our children. You need to take your children in for those regular checkups and know that it’s going to be covered and you’re not out of pocket,” she added during the discussion, which was moderated by satellite radio host Joe Madison, known to his listeners as “The Black Eagle.”

    Jarrett also cited the reluctance of Southern GOP governors to support the health law.
    “If you don’t have insurance currently, we’re going to subsidize it through exchanges around the states. You may have been hearing recently that some of the Republican governors, particularly the Southern Republican governors, are talking about not expanding Medicare, which the Affordable Care Act provides for them to do,” she said, apparently referring to Medicaid. “We think that they should, but we’re also going to set up a federal exchange that allows people who don’t have health insurance to have it and have it in an affordable way.”

    The White House declined to make Jarrett available for an interview.

    Politico

  159. They have imposed a parallel government in the WH. They never had any intention of continuing on the traditions of the past 240+ years. From the beginning the goal was to overtake, control and destroy the foundation then impose their worldview on top of the American system. it is nauseating, disgusting and chilling.

  160. “Romney also mocked Williams when asked whether he is looking to choose an “incredibly boring white guy” as VP.

    “You told me you were not available,” Romney told Williams.”

    LOL. Very very good Romney.

    Thanks for posting this Basil

  161. I spent the day helping out some smaller business owner friends of mine, and they are still fuming over OTurd’s a$$nine statement, but they said something else that no one in the media has picked out on…

    when soetero said:
    “Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive”

    Who is that “somebody”??? the man acts like its 2 separate groups of people, the people who created that unbelievable system are the same people that are thriving at many levels of success! Its not like they are 2 sets of people.

  162. basil, it used to be manufacturing, but then it got split into just repair with some manufacturing left over. usually when the material costs go up, the margins for profit go down & become tighter and then revenues become much more dependent on how that product is doing, other companies, people buying that product(s), it is much more sensitive than the service sector…. that’s why normally when an economic downturn starts, the manufacturing part of the economy is the first to see it. That’s why in 2008, the manufacturing sector was the first to see the coming downturn.
    Because its not like you can keep producing widgets, if no one is buying them, there is only so many you can produce extra with no one buying them, before the employer has to start letting people go, most companies try to gauge this by not hiring anymore than they need to…. which is why all these OTurdCare costs are going to be horrible for smaller sized businesses, larger companies have a buffer of revenues, smaller companies, of any kind, service, manufacturing, etc don’t have that much of a buffer, there is no board of directors, etc, its usually just a small number of people running the company, so the stress of all these new taxes etc get really really burdensome.

  163. That godd@mn Bytch Valjar should be drawn and quartered.

    She is the evil power behind the throne and is destroying the medical system.

    How many doctors do you think will stick around when their waiting rooms are overflowing with trash-mouthed entitlement idiots? How many black doctors do you think will stick around? How many black doctors are there?

    It’s like public education – almost no black teachers because either blacks refuse to undergo all the paperwork needed for licensing or just don’t major in education.

    Jarrett and the POS WANT whites in the country to suffer, period. They relish the thought of shortages in the white population, they can’t wait for it to happen, in fact, I believe their not far from Screwy Louie’s position on getting rid of whites.

    I am not kidding.

    I did not know the extent to which the ACA was yet another bailout for blacks and hispanics. Never heard that mentioned, did you?

    It was sold as providing relief for ALL Americans.

    Npo0w we learn it disproportionaely benefits blacks.

    Those fothermuckers have studied taqqiyah (lying to the infidel) and have the tenets down lock stock and barrel. They want nothing more than the destruction of white Americans.

  164. I see MR recycling clips from other videos. Not bad but once again there is no reinforcement of the written text with audio. IMHO that is a weak spot.

    It allows the POS free reign to declare the plan worked without punching back on no it didn’t with a forceful audio response.

    Drives me nuts.

  165. Basil, For various machines, some farming machinery, other machinery used in various other manufacturing… but since the costs were getting higher and higher, and these jobs require much more capital to establish them, that’s why the repair, etc part of the company was split into. Manufacturing is much more capital and long term, because you can’t just set up shop anywhere, and you have to invest a lot of money, and that’s why they tend to be more stable jobs, however they are hard to get going with less demand for that product. Repair, well, people already bought the machine, it just needs to be repaired, much less capital intensive. But both tend to be pretty good paying jobs… although honestly, who knows how hard it will be for new people to start their own, the threshold is getting higher and higher for opening up these types of shops for smaller sized investments.

  166. Looks like Mr. Chuck toad will be getting a reprimand from Oturd, how dare he say anything bad about these NBC polls.

  167. tim, that was pretty good on Romney — he has a sense of humor (and of course it is laced with truth. Who wants to watch that fucker, Brian or whatever his name is?)

  168. Basil, also, that investment, it come from those “evil” private equity firms, Bane and Co is a massive company, but many times the bank will initially give a loan, and then its easier to expand on that loan thru other investments, i.e. “private equity”, and really that’s all “private equity” is, private money from other citizens, sometimes, its investment monies from 401Ks, etc who need to invest their monies from various clients(pension plans, charities, mutual funds etc) to get some return on that investment… so private equity monies tend to be much more aware of their their client’s money is going… they aren’t going to pour it down a rathole like Solydra…Barry and his team will invest tax payer monies down that rathole, because if it goes bad, as it did, all that will happen is that 500 million lost, well, the US taxpayer will be on the hook for it.
    If a private equity firm loses that kind of money on that known rathole, those charities, pension plans, etc that gave their monies to that private equity, well, how happy do you think they will be when they find out how reckless that private equity firm was with their monies? they will sue that private equity firm for negligence.

  169. BASIL99
    July 26th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Didn’t Build That
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    wow, that was pretty good. Obama thought he could sneak in the narrative that Romney was distorting what he said. No such luck.

  170. foxyladi14
    July 26th, 2012 at 3:41 pm
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    Another wow! great strategy on Romney’s part and you guys are great for digging up all these videos.

  171. “Who wants to watch that fucker, Brian or whatever his name is?)”

    the man is an Obot through and through, he thinks we’re all so stupid not to see it.

    The following link has first, Wiliams with his interview with Barry in 08, and now in 12 with Romeny

    Brian Williams is a pathetic PO$ posing as a “reporter”

    http://freedomslighthouse.net/2012/07/26/mitt-romney-in-extensive-interview-with-nbc-news-brian-williams-from-london-if-we-keep-going-down-the-path-were-on-were-going-to-end-up-like-europe-complete-video-72512/

  172. If he is down in the polls in late September, then Barry will attack Iran. He believes this will cause Americans to rally around him. In this instance, they will not. I assume Romney has a contingency plan to deal with this. But this is why they need to start kicking the crap out of Donolin, so people realize that this evil president will not hestitate to abuse his foreign policy powers for crass campaign objectives. Pat Buchanan has raised this possiblity, so have I and so has Mrs. Smith. Expect it to happen. There is nothing a desperate sociopath will not do. Nothing.

  173. “Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive”

    Who is that “somebody”??? the man acts like its 2 separate groups of people, the people who created that unbelievable system are the same people that are thriving at many levels of success! Its not like they are 2 sets of people.

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

    Well, the system started around about 1776. And a lot of our bridges and dams etc were built by FDR’s administration.

  174. And Huma Abaden is revealed as having deep connections to the MB, from her mother to her father to her brother.

    She served as assistant editor for a publication headed by the guy who was involved with the Blind Sheikh, the first to try and take down the WTC.

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

    With a capital B and it rhymes with T which stands for Pooh!

    So why does Hillary employ Huma as a confidiential assistant?

  175. If he is down in the polls in late September, then Barry will attack Iran. He believes this will cause Americans to rally around him. In this instance, they will not. I assume Romney has a contingency plan to deal with this.

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

    With the rally attempt, or with the attack? Our last Republican president attacked Iraq, so why would Romney object to attacking Iran?

  176. I guess that link did not work about the gavel movie.

    Subject: Please watch this. Very informative.

    Tells you where racism comes from from a Birmingham, Alabama woman who was the ACORN whistleblower. Intelligent and well spoken presentation. There is a part 1 and a part 2. Very worth your time.This young black woman has some incredibly important first person observations. Please watch both of her videos.

    Part I http://www.youtube.com/embed/3CmkbShVqNA?feature=player_embedded

    Part II http://www.youtube.com/embed/gy6odnqyLeU?feature=player_embedded

  177. Israel giving out gas masks? I wonder how the incumbent would handle an Israeli assault?

    That ACORN whistleblower is magnificent imho. She is credible, she is well spoken. I think I love Michelle Malkin and the guy at breitbart. Listening to her, there seems to be hope…if just the right buttons are found soon and pushed.

    I am going to make caramel NOPE with Logo apples Saturday for the Republican party here; they called again and asked for my help; they are having a contest of baked goods, I hope I win………wait a minute would caramel apples be considered baked goods? Might have to rethink that. I just can not bring myself to phone bank, but hopefully they are reading here and learning, and learning, and learning.

  178. Michelle Obama went on and on about her childhood and watching the olympics and then finished off by saying, have a good olympics, it only happens every 2 years.

  179. Thousands of people turned up today at Lord’s to watch an Olympics archery event and were locked out..

    The BBC’s Somali Shah at Lords says members of the public are trying to get into Lords to watch the archery, but have not been allowed to get in. London 2012 website is advertising the event as “unticketed”, but the plan was always for it to be “behind closed doors”. The main competition starts tomorrow and is a ticketed event.

    These guys really cannot organize an orgy in a whorehouse.

  180. State Department Won’t Say Jerusalem is Capital of Israel

    http://www... theblaze.com

    If the Obama administration wants to soften its image among Israel supporters as being questionably interested in Israel’s interests, then refusing to describe Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was probably not the way to do it. In a press conference today, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland did exactly that, to the consternation of many reporters who repeatedly kept trying to clarify her remarks, only to be repeatedly stonewalled. The Weekly Standard has a transcript of the exchange, of which the relevant passage is as follows:

    Q: Is it the view of the — of the United States that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, notwithstanding the question about the embassy — the location of the U.S. embassy?

    MS. NULAND: We are not going to prejudge the outcome of those negotiations, including the final status of Jerusalem.

    Q: Does that — does that mean that you do not regard Jerusalem as the capital of Israel?

    MS. NULAND: Jerusalem is a permanent-status issue. It’s got to be resolved through negotiations.

    Q: That seems to suggest that you do not regard Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Is that correct or not?

    MS. NULAND: I have just spoken to this issue –

    Q: (Inaudible.)

    MS. NULAND: — and I have nothing further to say on it.

    Q: You’ve spoken to the issue –

    MS. NULAND: Yeah.

    Q: — but (haven’t answered ?) the question. And I think there’s a lot of people out there who are interested in hearing a real answer and not saying — and not trying to duck and say that this has got to be resolved by negotiations between the two sides.

    MS. NULAND: That is our –

    Q: What is the capital of Israel?

    MS. NULAND: Our policy with regard to Jerusalem is that it has to be solved through negotiations. That’s all I have to say on this issue.

    The story comes just after the Washington Free Beacon noted that the State Department had listed Israel and Jerusalem as separate entities in a press release, which has since been amended. Originally, the release read as follows:

  181. These guys really cannot organize an orgy in a whorehouse. ho-hum.. “Let the Games begin.”
    _____________

    And right on schedule. Romney asks Cameron if he’s ready for the opening of the Olympics? Cameron retorts with a caustic remark… blah, blah blah.. “of course we’re ready..”
    ________

    David Cameron joins scramble to placate North Korea after flag fiasco

    Prime minister says use of South Korean flag at Olympic football match was ‘honest mistake’ and Locog vows to raise its game.

    The South Korea flag displayed beside North Korea footballer Song Hui Kim. The Olympic football match was delayed for an hour while the correct flag was reinstated. Photograph: Reuters

    There may be worse diplomatic gaffes to make on the first evening of a sporting tournament watched by hundreds of millions, but it is not immediately obvious what they might be.

    On Thursday David Cameron joined IOC president Jacques Rogge and Locog’s chief executive in a scramble to placate North Korea after the country’s women’s football team stormed off the pitch before their opening match when screens wrongly showed the South Korean flag.

    The team’s fixture against Colombia, only the second event of the Olympics, was delayed by more than an hour as organisers made frantic edits to the offending introductory video, shown on large screens at Hampden Park in Glasgow, and offered grovelling apologies to the notoriously touchy nation.

    North Korea’s IOC representative suggested that protocol officials should meet with team leaders before each medal ceremony to “check this is your flag or this is your national anthem”.

    But Cameron said the incident was an “honest mistake”, adding: “Every effort will be taken to make sure this won’t happen again. It was unfortunate and should not have happened.”

    There were further headaches for Games organisers on Thursday night as it emerged that the Foreign Office had intervened after a complaint from China. China objected after a display on Regent Street in London featured the Taiwanese flag, rather than the flag of the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee, the body under which it officially competes. China does not recognise the Taiwanese flag, considering the island an integral part of its territory. The flag was later changed by the Regent Street Association (RSA), which had organised the display.

    Organisers were also trying to placate officials from Ukraine and Armenia, after athlete information on an official Games website appeared to suggest the two countries were still part of Russia.

    Locog confirmed it had been approached by Ukraine’s Olympic committee after the country’s foreign minister, Konstantin Grishchenko, tweeted in protest at the “mistakes”. A spokesman said the misleading athlete data had been supplied by Russia, with the confusion arising from the changing status of the former Soviet states.

    An apology had to be issued to Welsh footballer Joe Allen, who is competing in the all-nations team, after his nationality was listed as English in the official Team GB programme.

    Though North Korea’s women footballers went on to win their match on Wednesday evening 2-0, coach Ui Gun-sin said victory could not compensate for the mistake.”I just want to stress once again that our players’ images and names can’t be shown alongside the South Korea flag,” he said.

    “We are angry because our players were introduced as if they were from South Korea, which may affect us very greatly, as you might know.”

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/26/north-korea-south-korea

  182. It has been noted here and elsewhere that the two parties have flipped. The Obunga Chicago crowd has nothing in common with the FDR or Clinton Democratic ideals. I can scarcely believe that I am posting another salient piece from the WSJ that shows
    that rational people are indeed making progress – that Romney really has a leg up on this affair now – despite the negative
    onslaught from Obunga and his elves.

    Four Little Words
    Why the Obama campaign is suddenly so worried.
    By KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
    What’s the difference between a calm and cool Barack Obama, and a rattled and worried Barack Obama? Four words, it turns out.
    “You didn’t build that” is swelling to such heights that it has the president somewhere unprecedented: on defense. Mr. Obama has felt compelled—for the first time in this campaign—to cut an ad in which he directly responds to the criticisms of his now-infamous speech, complaining his opponents took his words “out of context.”
    That ad follows two separate ones from his campaign attempting damage control. His campaign appearances are now about backpedaling and proclaiming his love for small business. And the Democratic National Committee produced its own panicked memo, which vowed to “turn the page” on Mr. Romney’s “out of context . . . BS”—thereby acknowledging that Chicago has lost control of the message.
    The Obama campaign has elevated poll-testing and focus-grouping to near-clinical heights, and the results drive the president’s every action: his policies, his campaign venues, his targeted demographics, his messaging. That Mr. Obama felt required—teeth-gritted—to address the “you didn’t build that” meme means his vaunted focus groups are sounding alarms.
    The obsession with tested messages is precisely why the president’s rare moments of candor—on free enterprise, on those who “cling to their guns and religion,” on the need to “spread the wealth around”—are so revealing. They are a look at the real man. It turns out Mr. Obama’s dismissive words toward free enterprise closely mirror a speech that liberal Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren gave last August.
    Ms. Warren’s argument—that government is the real source of all business success—went viral and made a profound impression among the liberal elite, who have been pushing for its wider adoption. Mr. Obama chose to road-test it on the national stage, presumably thinking it would underline his argument for why the wealthy should pay more. It was a big political misstep, and now has the Obama team seriously worried.
    And no wonder. The immediate effect was to suck away the president’s momentum. Mr. Obama has little positive to brag about, and his campaign hinges on keeping negative attention on his opponent. For months, the president’s team hammered on Mr. Romney’s time at Bain, his Massachusetts tenure, his tax returns. “You didn’t build that” shifted the focus to the president, and his decision to respond to the criticisms has only legitimized them and guaranteed they continue.
    The Obama campaign’s bigger problem, both sides are now realizing, is that his words go beyond politics and are more devastating than the Romney complaints that Mr. Obama is too big-government oriented or has mishandled the economy. They raise the far more potent issue of national identity and feed the suspicion that Mr. Obama is actively hostile to American ideals and aspirations. Republicans are doing their own voter surveys, and they note that Mr. Obama’s problem is that his words cause an emotional response, and that they disturb voters in nearly every demographic.
    It’s why Mr. Obama’s “out of context” complaints aren’t getting traction. The Republican National Committee’s response to that gripe was to run an ad that shows a full minute of Mr. Obama’s rant at the Roanoke, Va., campaign event on July 13. In addition to “you didn’t build that,” the president also put down those who think they are “smarter” or “work harder” than others. Witness the first president to demean the bedrock American beliefs in industriousness and exceptionalism. The “context” only makes it worse.
    This gets to the other reason the Obama campaign is rattled: “You didn’t build that” threatens to undermine its own argument against Mr. Romney. Mr. Obama has been running on class warfare and the notion that Mr. Romney is a wealthy one-percenter out of touch with average Americans. Yet few things better symbolize the average American than a small-business owner. To the extent that Mr. Romney is positioning himself as champion of that little business guy and portraying Mr. Obama as something alien, he could flip the Obama narrative on its head.
    It would be all the more potent were Mr. Romney to use “you didn’t build that” to launch his own economic narrative. One unexpected side effect of “you didn’t build that” is that it has emboldened the GOP to re-embrace and glory in free enterprise (so abused since the financial crash). And the president’s disparaging attack on business has also made voters more open to a defense of it.
    Meaning, it’s a perfect time to marry emotion with some policy. Mr. Romney has explained why the president doesn’t get it. The next step is to explain why his own tax policies, regulatory proposals, and entitlement plans are the answer for those who actually do the building. The president is on defense. We’ll see if Mr. Romney can keep him there.

  183. Basil:

    Brenda sent me an advance copy.. it is riveting as well as a wake up call to Americans.

    “FOOL ME TWICE” video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSjZkFM_Oe8&feature=player_embedded#!
    __________________

    This is one book I am going to order

    Only thing is I think the title should have been extended to include shame on me.
    _________

    If Obama wins a 2nd term that title will be appropriate for the next book.
    ___________________

    WND is offering a good 2 for 1 deal. And I Love the billboard surprise up for the Dem Convention in FL.

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/07/billboard-surprise-for-democrats-attending-convention/#ooid=JkazNoNTokkpwQ3EznJyDHe1GURuurAo

    Get your copy of “Fool Me Twice” autographed and with a free copy of “Manchurian President” at the WND Superstore now.

  184. I don’t get this- Why isn’t Fox picking up on this story? Why is the Truth coming from Israel?
    ____________________

    Leonora 7:29am

    Phony document gives birth to a cover-up

    I’m sorry to report that the substantive findings of the latest press conference held by Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse will not be appearing on Fox, on CNN or in The Washington Post. They will not be appearing in the media, period. I guess the nation’s press corps is too busy submitting its work to Obama and Romney campaign officials for “quote approval” — as The New York Times recently confessed, in an outbreak of candor — to report on anything.

    To remain a free people, a new kind of do-it-yourself journalism is in order. For starters, I recommend every American seek out and watch the two Cold Case Posse press conferences on YouTube. You report and you decide. It’s better that way.

    The bottom line is this: The posse investigation has amassed extensive computer forensics and other evidence that the Barack Obama birth certificate posted on the White House website is a forgery. Again, I urge readers to review the case for themselves. What I want to focus on today is something at least as bad as document fraud. I want to focus on document fraud cover-up.

    Listening to posse lead investigator Mike Zullo describe the investigation’s itinerary during the posse’s recent trip to Hawaii, a picture of statewide stonewalling emerges. Dead ends guarded by hunkered-down public officials. The same nonanswers to the simplest questions. Canned responses. If CNN, Chris Matthews, Obama press secretary Jay Carney, Rachel Maddow, The Huffington Post and the Los Angeles Times all didn’t know so much better, a neutral observer might say it sounded like a conspiracy — an agreement between at least two people to do something shifty.

    Kapi’olani Medical Center was the first stop for Zullo and detective Brian Mackiewicz. That’s where the birth certificate says Obama was born. Why visit? A retired doctor told the posse that when he was a medical resident at Kapi’olani in 1970, it was common practice for a nurse to record by hand the name of every expectant mother as she entered the delivery room. After the register was filled, it was filed in the hospital library archives. Those archives are open to the public — with permission from Kapi’olani.

    One thing Zullo makes shockingly clear in his recent presentation is the legal flimsiness of a Hawaiian birth certificate under the best of circumstances. A Hawaiian birth certificate is evidence only of information on file with the state; it is not evidence that this information is true. Hawaiian law spells this out by categorizing its state-issued birth certificates as “prima facie” evidence. This makes corroborating evidence — such as infant vaccine records, scene-setting baby pictures or, in this particular case, a delivery-room entry log — essential. There is zero such corroborating evidence in our Obama files. All we have is that posse-disputed online image floating before our eyes.

    Now, imagine the laurels that would come to the hospital librarian who brandished a maternity log with Stanley Ann Dunham’s name inscribed in 1961 in the investigators’ faces — the follow-up high-fives on “Good Morning America,” the round of applause on David Letterman’s “Late Show,” maybe even a thank-you note from Barack and Michelle for finally putting Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse on ice.

    Instead, the reply to the posse’s request from Kapi’olani was: The hospital wasn’t in the business of investigating birth certificates but was in the business of saving lives. (How unrehearsed.) “They all but threw us out,” Zullo recalled.

    It was a similar story at the Hawaii Department of Health, where two uniformed policemen were called in after the investigators showed their credentials and asked to speak to state registrar Alvin Onaka. (The cops looked quite irritated at having been called, noted Zullo.) “Mr. Onaka doesn’t speak to the public,” the investigators were told. Translation: Mr. Onaka was hiding in his office. Fortunately, Deputy Attorney General Jill Nagamine deigned to give the posse 15 minutes.

    Were the two certified copies of the birth certificate that Obama’s personal attorney is said to have brought back to Washington identical to the image posted at the White House website? Nagamine wouldn’t answer the question, repeatedly invoking a Hawaiian statute that she said prevented her from talking about the copy of the White House birth certificate Zullo had with him.

    He tried a different tack. Say, for instance, he had to release his driver’s license, Zullo said. And that Nagamine scanned his license into a computer. Before the public could view it, however, she changed or added information. “Is that still my driver’s license?” he asked Nagamine.

    Hawaii’s deputy attorney general replied: “But you still have a driver’s license.”

    No, you don’t. You have a forgery.

    So what do we have in Hawaii — and in the White House?

    http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0712/west072712.php3

  185. http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/07/nation-of-islam-can-open-a-restaurant-in-chicago-but-not-chick-fil-a/

    Minister Louis Farrakhan recently responded to President Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage calling him “the first president that sanctioned what the scriptures forbid,” according to a video posted by the Nation of Islam’s “official” news source, Finalcall.com.

    During an address at the California Convention Center on Sunday, the Nation of Islam leader ridiculed the media for its portrayal of Obama after the announcement, and chastised politicians and clergy for hypocritically supporting gay marriage despite the fact that the Bible forbids it.

    The Mayors of Boston and Chicago are bullies in the truest sense, they have selected what to them seems like a safe target for their outrage and abuse of government power.

    Two Obama worshipping Dimocrat mayors, Menino of Boston and Emanuel of Chicago have selected evangelical Christians for their selective bullying knowing full well that in Boston and Chicago there will be no repercussions. Yet they will not take on more powerful groups who espouse far worse views on homosexuality and gay marriage.

  186. I don’t get this- Why isn’t Fox picking up on this story? Why is the Truth coming from Israel?
    ———————–
    Because, in their own way, they are defenders of the Washington establishment as well (even though they are far more honest in their news coverage than NBC CNN ABC). It would do grave damage to the credibility of BOTH political parties, if it was proven that Obama failed to satisfy the constitutional requirements to be president. It would look like one party perpetrated, and the other covered it up. At that point the American People might start thinking we told you so, why did fight fot the truth. And the answer would be this would rock the entire boat, the political class would be shown to be a fraud, and it would be hard, really hard, to put Humpty Dumpty together again. In the alternative, I think they now believe Obama is self destructing faster than Romney and they can beat the Messiah without resurrecting the birth certificate issue.

    I’m sorry to report that the substantive findings of the latest press conference held by Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse will not be appearing on Fox, on CNN or in The Washington Post. They will not be appearing in the media, period. I guess the nation’s press corps is too busy submitting its work to Obama and Romney campaign officials for “quote approval” — as The New York Times recently confessed, in an outbreak of candor — to report on anything.

  187. It is still difficult for me to accept that one of the most important jobs in the world, certainly the most important job in this country you don’t have to qualify for really. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS BECOMING THE DARLING OF A PARTY, AND GET THE MEDIA TO STICK THEIR NOSES YOU KNOW WHERE. Sounds like an easy process to me. The outcome of that is economic failure.

  188. blue
    July 27th, 2012 at 8:00 am
    It has been noted here and elsewhere that the two parties have flipped. The Obunga Chicago crowd has nothing in common with the FDR or Clinton Democratic ideals. I can scarcely believe that I am posting another salient piece from the WSJ that shows
    that rational people are indeed making progress – that Romney really has a leg up on this affair now – despite the negative
    onslaught from Obunga and his elves
    ———————————–
    Good article Blue. But one of the things you learn as a lawyer is the importance of connecting the evidence adduced at trial to the theme of your case. And Kimberly’s analysis, while very good, fails to do that. If the point is simply that he is out of touch with the American People, then she has succeeded. The American People are probably socialistic to a degree, but not to the degree that they believe that government is the creator and the entreneur is just another recipient of government hand-outs. But the larger point is missed in her editorial and that is the CONNECTION between what Obama believes about the capitalist system in general, small business in particular, and joblessness in America. That connection in turn explains why government has grown, why we have 25% real unemployment, based on a full accounting metric, and why the private sector is unable to produce jobs. In other words, Obama’s belief system is the cause in fact of the lack of an economic recovery. That is firing for effect. Now then, the smart move would be not to say it that way, because all the Harvard trained dimocrat gargoils will come flying out of academia like bats from Transylvania with convoluted and hyterical explanations for why x does not equal x. Instead, Crossroads should do a video which juxtaposes images of jobslessness, against proof that small buiness is the job creation engine–and showing a small businessman explaining this to his employees and then Obama’s words you did not create this company, louder that the rest–repeated 3 times for effect. Bury him with his own words–fade to black.

  189. Obama: ‘We tried our plan and it worked’ – ‘You would think they’d be saying Thank You!’

    Posted by Jeff Emanuel (Diary)

    Thursday, July 26th at 7:00PM EDT
    57 Comments

    President Obama’s latest clarification-inducing comment came Wednesday, and it’s eyebrow-raising to say the least. Speaking on employment and the economy, the silver-tongued president declared, “Just like we’ve tried [the Republicans’] plan, we’ve tried our plan, and it worked. That’s the difference.”

    Moe, who has graphically shown the fallacy of Obama’s “it worked” claim, summed up his rebuttal by declaring that “the only way that you can possibly justify suggesting that Obama’s economic program ‘worked’ is if you define ‘not working’ as ‘the country is now on fire’.”

    Given this obvious state of affairs, Democrats, media, and apologists (but I repeat myself) have once again entered full-on spin-and-clarification mode, claiming (yet again) that their skilled orator and effective communicator in chief has been taken out of context, and that he was actually referring to something else, like the economic policies of President Clinton and his Republican Congress. Of course, a look at the transcript – combined with Obama’s penchant for taking credit for policy successes where (to put it charitably) none is due, makes this claim unlikely at best.

    Being out of touch and making outlandish claims about his own policies’ effectiveness is nothing new for Obama, of course. We all recall “the private sector is doing fine” and if you like your doctor or health care plan, you can keep it.” Further, the condescending, exasperated tone he strikes with the “it worked” comment is similar to his 2010 comments about tax day rallies, in which he said, “I’ve been a little amused over the last couple of days where people have been havin’ these rallies about ‘taxes,’ ‘taxes,’” and famously declared, “you would think they would be saying ‘Thank You!’”

    Jim Geraghty called the president’s bluff as well, writing:

    Forty-one straight months of unemployment above 8 percent, 8.2 million people working part-time who want full-time work, a record 88 million Americans not in the labor force, 1.9 percent GDP growth in the past quarter, more bad GDP numbers expected tomorrow, a stagnant housing market, $5 trillion in new debt, the downgrading of the U.S. credit rating, 38 percent of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, 45 million Americans on food stamps, food prices continuing to increase dramatically, the poverty level likely to rise to the highest level in nearly fifty years…

    and this means the plan “worked”?!?

    Perhaps the president really thinks his “plan” – trillions in new debt, almost-double-digit unemployment, massive new taxes, and hundreds of billions trillions in wasted “stimulus” dollars Renminbi – “worked.” Perhaps he just thinks repeating ridiculous things will fool the commoners into voting for him.

    Perhaps, in the end, he just needs to go. Maybe as a parting gift, he can take an iPod pre-loaded with his own speeches to watch. After all, he’s already demonstrated a belief that that’s a gift fit for royalty.

    http://www.redstate.com/jeff_emanuel/2012/07/26/obama-we-tried-our-plan-and-it-worked-–-you-would-think-theyd-be-saying-thank-you/

  190. ShortTermer
    July 27th, 2012 at 12:47 am
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    The testimony of Moncrief is compelling and probative on a number of points. To me the most compelling point is the degree it illustrates that big media is essentially a cartel, devoted to dividing the country, to preserve the power and perks of the east coast establishment. The explanation here is NOT that they are liberals, rather that they are interested in expanding government control even if it kills the patient, and the reason for that is they are an Ivy League based organization devoted to helping their own and controlling government and the media. To expand government control is to expand control of the Ivy League over this society. When an entity like big media is that self serving it becomes obvious that they are not really in truth. The future of our country depends in no small part on the American People recognizing the how and the why of it, while there is still time to do something about it.

  191. Rasmussen Daily : Romney 49% Obama 44%

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    The unicorns are running around with their hair on fire!

    Popcorn

  192. Did the whole “You didn’t make that” comment come from the black ‘heart’ of Barry, or was he reading from TOTUS?

    If he wasn’t using TOTUS, then we know why he was nailed to it for the first 3 years of his term.

  193. This is why everyone needs to read Brenda and Aaron’s new book asap. It makes you wonder why they can get away with pretending to be something they are not and never intended to be. Basically every other sentence Obama utters on the campaign trail is a LIE.. Brenda and Aaron get right into it at Chapter 1.

    Decimating of Our Defense Budget. Slashing billions from it earmarking it for .. are you sitting down? … Global Warming and Green Energy.. It’s sickening… Obama intends on weakening our US defense mechanisms, giving our defense technology away to foreign countries while allowing the rest of the world, Iran, China, Russia to strengthen their nuclear power and we sit along the sidelines defenseless.
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    Obama’s second-term agenda will prove devastating to U.S.

    Aaron Klein

    Americans may think they know what President Obama would do if he wins four more years. But, in reality, they have no idea just how radical and far-reaching his agenda would be.

    Obama himself has been clear about using another term to “reform” our financial sector and ensure the implementation of ObamaCare. The president also has said he would attempt progressive-style immigration reform, with the presumption of amnesty for illegal aliens.

    ‘Will we, the American people, allow ourselves to be fooled again?’

    Many figure Obama would continue his relentless expansion of federal government power; increasing even further his crushing, multitrillion-dollar intergenerational debt; and pursue a weak foreign policy coupled with the evisceration of America’s military.

    These generalized ambitions, however, do not scratch the surface of the specific, transformative assault that is planned upon our country.

    Months of painstaking research into thousands of documents have enabled Brenda J. Elliott and me to expose the detailed template for Obama’s next four years — the one actually created by Obama’s own top advisers, strategists and associated progressive groups.

    This second-term blueprint is laid bare in our upcoming book, “Fool Me Twice: Obama’s Shocking Plans for the Next Four Years Exposed.”

    We found that, just as in 2008, when Obama concealed his true presidential plans behind bland rhetoric of ending partisan differences and cutting the federal deficit, his 2012 re-election theme of creating jobs conceals far more than it reveals about his true agenda for a second term.

    Here are some of the second-term plans we uncovered:

    • The re-creation of a 21st-century version of FDR’s Works Progress Administration program within the Department of Labor that would oversee a massive new bureaucracy and millions of new federal jobs;

    • An additional government-funded jobs program that provides “good jobs” capable of supporting a family with a “decent standard of living.”

    • A new government mandate to force businesses to provide twelve weeks of paid benefits to employees who need time off to care for a new child, a sick family member, or their own illness. Plus, a higher, required minimum wage that would raise the floor for all employees.

    • An expansive, de facto amnesty program for illegal aliens via both executive order and interagency directives linked with a reduction in the capabilities of the U.S. Border Patrol.

    • Plans to bring in untold numbers of new immigrants with the removal of caps on H-1B visas and green cards.

    • Government-funded, neighborhood-based programs to better integrate the newly amnestied immigrants into society, including education centers and health care centers. A “federal solution” to ensure that the amnestied immigrants are treated “equitably” across the United States.

    • A National Infrastructure Bank that would evaluate and finance infrastructure projects of substantial regional and national importance” and would finance “transportation infrastructure, housing, energy, telecommunications, drinking water, wastewater, and other infrastructures.”

    • The wresting of control of the military budget from Congress by placing an ”independent panel” in charge of military spending while slashing the defense budget in shocking ways.

    • Spreading the vastly reduced resources of the U.S. Armed Forces even thinner by using them to combat “global warming,” fight global poverty, remedy “injustice,” bolster the United Nations and step up use of “peacekeeping” deployments;

    • A new “green” stimulus program and the founding of a federal “green” bank or “Energy Independence Trust,” which would borrow from the federal treasury to provide low-cost financing to private-sector investments in “clean energy. “

    • A “green Manufacturing” revolving loan fund to create 680,000 manufacturing jobs and 1,972,000 additional jobs over five years

    • Detailed plans to enact single-payer health care legislation controlled by the federal government.

    How did we obtain this expansive blueprint? By investigating the policy papers and legislative proposals of the same progressive shadow groups that crafted Obama’s first term.

    Obama’s first-term strategy did not materialize out of thin air. The president’s signature policies, including the “stimulus,” defense initiatives and even ObamaCare, were crafted over years by key progressive think tanks and activists, usually first promoted in extensive research and policy papers. Some first-term plans were even recycled and modified from older legislative attempts that had previously been pushed by progressive Democrats.

    Many of these same progressive groups and activists have been hard at work planning Obama’s second-term strategy: jobs, wages, health care, immigration, defense, even electoral reform.

    One joke going around the capital after the rare Washington earthquake of August 2011 was that Obama had proclaimed it: “Bush’s fault.” Yet it was Bush who must be credited with dusting off an old American saw that well applies to his White House successor: “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”

    Will we, the American people, allow ourselves to be fooled again?

    Aaron Klein hosts “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on WABC Radio and is senior reporter for WorldNetDaily.com. His new book (August 7) is titled, “Fool Me Twice: Obama’s Shocking Plans for the Next Four Years Exposed.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/07/27/obama-second-term-agenda-will-prove-devastating-to-us/
    __________

    This is the ONLY book out in print that is not about what Obama has done but WHAT HE WILL DO IF RE-ELECTED..

  194. House of Representatives.
    Rep. Kelly’s Rousing Floor Speech Receives Standing Ovation and Chants of “USA!” – YouTube

  195. Here’s the answer to my question…

    ——–

    The Obama campaign has no plans to change the president’s style on the stump in the wake of his “you didn’t build that” remark, which Republicans have seized upon in recent days to argue the president is out of touch on the economy.

    Obama made the impromptu remark during a Virginia campaign address earlier this month when he was speaking without a teleprompter, referring occasionally to a binder of notes on his podium. The Hill reported last week that Obama would rely on the teleprompter less so that he could be more spontaneous and interact with his supporters at campaign appearances instead of reading from two glass panes.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/240663-you-didnt-build-that-remarks-wont-change-obamas-plans-on-stump

  196. by the way, that 5 point lead Romney has….Same 5-point lead that Obama had at this point in ’08…

  197. Fun and games today……

    BREAKING: CNN chief Jim Walton is quitting, saying the beleaguered news network needs new leadership.

    ……………………………….

    Maybe we’ll see new directions at CNN and less Obama knee padding.

  198. 1.5% Growth In Q-2: OBAMA BUILT THAT

    Economic estimates reflecting a weak 1.5 percent growth rate in the second quarter quickly became a political football Friday, as Republicans used the stat to chastise President Obama over his economic policies and bolster warnings about “looming tax hikes” next year.

    The Commerce Department reported Friday that the economy grew at the 1.5 percent rate from April to June, as Americans cut back sharply on spending. The rate matched expectations — but expectations were low.

    In a hastily convened conference call, the Mitt Romney campaign pointed to the figure as the latest sign the economy under Obama simply cannot produce enough growth to put millions of jobless Americans back to work.

    “It’s a picture of a decelerating economy,” said Romney economic adviser Dean Glenn Hubbard. “At that pattern, the economy simply will never return to full employment.”

    A campaign email with a snapshot of the gloomy GDP headlines also poked at Obama’s recent “you didn’t build that” gaffe. The email was titled: “The Obama Economy: Barack Obama Built This.”

    While Republicans used the report as a campaign cudgel, the White House tried to look on the bright side — in that, the economy is technically growing.

    “Today’s report shows that the economy posted its twelfth straight quarter of positive growth,” Alan Krueger, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, said in a statement. “While the economy continues to move in the right direction, additional growth is needed to replace the jobs lost in the deep recession that began at the end of 2007.”

    Republicans seized on the Commerce report with an intensity usually reserved for the monthly employment reports, which often feature prominently on the campaign trail.

    They also used the report to build their case for extending all the Bush-era tax rates before they expire at the end of the year.

    “Today’s GDP report is a troubling sign for the future of our economy, and it underscores the need to stop all of the looming tax hikes that will weaken it further,” House Speaker John Boehner said.

    Senate Democrats passed their version of the tax plan earlier this week, which calls for the rates to be extended for households making less than $250,000 a year, and rates to rise for those making more. Democrats, including President Obama, say top earners need to pay more to help close the deficit and stress that their plan would still benefit the overwhelming majority of taxpayers.

    But Republicans warn that the limited tax hike would hurt small businesses, not just the wealthy.

    The Commerce Department also said Friday that the economy grew a little better than previously thought in the January-March quarter. It raised its estimate to a 2 percent rate, up from 1.9 percent.

    But growth at or below 2 percent isn’t enough to lower the unemployment rate, which was 8.2 percent last month. And most economists don’t expect growth to pick up much in the second half of the year. Europe’s financial crisis and a looming budget crisis in the U.S. are expected to slow business investment further.

    “The main take away from today’s report, the specifics aside, is that the U.S. economy is barely growing,” said Dan Greenhaus, chief economic strategist at BTIG LLC. “Along with a reduction in the actual amount of money companies were able to make, it’s no wonder the unemployment rate cannot move lower.”

    Stock futures rose slightly after the report was released. Some economists had thought the growth estimate would be even lower.

    The lackluster economy is raising pressure on Obama in his re-election fight with Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

    But few think the Fed, the White House or Congress can or will do anything soon that might rejuvenate the economy quickly. Many lawmakers, for example, refuse to increase federal spending in light of historically large budget deficits.

    Many economists, however, believe the Fed will launch another round of bond buying at its September policy meeting. The aim is to drive long-term interest rates lower and encourage more borrowing and spending.

    The 1.5 percent growth rate in the second quarter was the weakest since the economy, as measured by the gross domestic product, expanded at a 1.3 percent rate in the July-September quarter last year. GDP measures the country’s total output of goods and services, from the purchase of a cup of coffee to the sale of fighter jets.

    Current-dollar GDP increased at an annual rate of $117.6 billion in the second quarter to $15.6 trillion.

    Growth was weaker mostly because consumer spending slowed to a growth rate of just 1.5 percent. That’s down from 2.4 percent in the first quarter. Americans bought fewer autos, computers and other long-lasting manufactured goods. Spending on services increased.

    They also saved more. The savings rate increased to 4 percent, up from 3.6 percent in the first quarter.

    Consumer spending, which accounts for 70 percent of economic activity, was offset somewhat by a slightly smaller drag from the government. Spending by governments fell at an annual rate of 1.4 percent in the second quarter, just half of the 3 percent rate of decline in the first quarter.

    The Commerce Department also revised its growth estimates for the past three years. Those revisions showed that the economy contracted 3.1 percent in 2009, slightly less than the 3.5 percent previously reported. Growth in 2010 was put at 2.4 percent, down from 3 percent, with growth in 2011 at 1.8 percent instead of 1.7 percent.

    The U.S. economy has never been so sluggish this long into a recovery. The Great Recession officially ended in June 2009.

    Until a few weeks ago, many economists had been predicting that growth would accelerate in the final six months of the year. They pointed to gains in manufacturing, home and auto sales and lower gas prices.

    But threats to the U.S. economy have left consumers too anxious to spend freely. Jobs are tight. Pay isn’t keeping up with inflation. Retail sales fell in June for a third straight month. Manufacturing has weakened in most areas of the country.

    Fear is also growing that the economy will fall off a “fiscal cliff” at year’s end. That’s when tax increases and deep spending cuts will take effect unless Congress reaches a budget agreement.

    All that is making companies reluctant to expand and hire much.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/27/economic-growth-slowed-to-15-percent-rate-in-2nd-quarter-slowest-in-year/#ixzz21q74HLWJ

  199. Romney’s words, he wanted it returned to the “White House.” Regardless if it was just down the street…

    I am loving Obama on the Defense every day now. 😆

  200. Mrs. Smith: we can breathe a sigh of relief over UN Arms Treaty?
    ————————–
    When trees I’ve grown from seedlings entice a real bird to perch on its branch, I experience a sense of success.
    There’s a similar satisfaction with seeing the following in print.

    Wreck-It Barack | Washington Free Beacon
    Column: Unscripted Moments Damage Obama’s Carefully Built Image
    snip…“Obama’s biggest blunder yet” is how the incumbent’s most devoted Internet advocate described the moment when the first gay president spoke his mind to the raucous Virginia crowd. And indeed, there have been plenty of other blunders, stretching back many years. One could write a history of the Obamian Slip, telling the story of those instances when the president inadvertently disclosed his inner self, and diverted from the Axelrod message of hope and change and unity.
    A rough timeline might look something like this. On July 23, 2007, at the CNN-YouTube Democratic primary debate, then-senator Obama made his ludicrous and unrehearsed pledge to meet personally with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba, and North Korea in the first year of his administration. There was the stunning January 5, 2008, debate before the New Hampshire Primary, when Obama insulted the former First Lady and two-term New York senator Hillary Clinton by sneering she was “likable enough.” snip
    The blunders do not stop. Obama’s August 22, 2009, remark at a press conference that the Cambridge police had acted “stupidly” by arresting a disorderly Harvard professor created such controversy that the president hurriedly convened a slapdash “beer summit” that seemed like a parody of racial comity. snip
    Obama’s impromptu rhetoric is laced with the arch, dry, and bitter humor of the liberal bourgeois who write our newspapers and magazines and books and Comedy Central “news” shows. This is the cynical and snarky voice that informs comments such as “You’re likeable enough” and “the election’s over” and, at the June 13, 2011, meeting of the president’s jobs council, “Shovel ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected.”
    The critical detachment with which the president sees himself, his office, and his country is also apparent. He thought he could confide to Dmitri Medvedev snip
    Since 2007, Obama has been able to maintain a façade of positivity, nationalism, and mainstream goodwill, even as he harbors ideas, attitudes, and reflexes peculiar to a highly educated and overly compensated legal, corporate, and cultural elite. But the foundation of his appeal is eroding. The negative campaign against Romney accelerated the process. Obama’s favorability ratings are down. Democratic enthusiasm is down. The Roanoke speech—“You didn’t get there on your own”; “There are a lot of smart people out there”; “You didn’t build that”; “Somebody else made that happen”—may come to be seen as the juncture when the president sundered the connection he forged with America in the summer of 2004.
    Who will be blamed for demolishing such a dazzling countenance? Obama alone. Nobody else made that happen.
    http://freebeacon.com/wreck-it-barack/

    And finally Romney’s gaffe was not a gaffe IMO, but the honest, concerned and helpful assessment of where the UK stood at that moment. As Piers Morgan offered, Romney said nothing that all of England had not been saying for a month. And all of it was true.
    To be sure, the ever-popular white lie would have been the better PC choice. But the man has confidence and strength not to be wobbling by the over-the-top criticism he received. Excellent quality for a leader to possess! Later on he indicated that soon enough focus would be off politicians and on athletes which is as it should be.

  201. That one came from the same place as Romney’s ‘gaffes’: normal human error, exaggerated by hostile reporting, editing, and distortion.

    In addition to ‘I’m not concerned about the poor’, here are some more (links at the site):

    http://james-nicoll.livejournal.com/3878243.html

    Tough luck for all those Americans who aren’t Anglo-Saxons.

    Romney bonds with Brits by suggesting they may be incompetent.

    Romney flip-flops on Olympics statements

    Confused about difference between ancestors and self, Romney claims to be from Great Britain, thus raising questions about whether he’s actually a natural born American citizen.

  202. Those protesting Chick-Fil_A because the founder is anti-Gay marriage and closes all shops on Sundays should remember their outrage next time a Muslim establishment of any kind tries to open.

    Muslims consider Gays improper and the more radical among them advocate murder.

    👿

  203. Leanora
    July 27th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Has Roseanne Barr taken credit? Wonder if she could be charged with murder.

  204. The leftie libs are insane. If anything happens to Zimmerman the family should sue Barr, Lee, Lopez and anyone else who tweeted his address.

  205. moononpluto
    July 26th, 2012 at 8:38 am
    More manufactured plants for Obama…….
    &&&&&&&&

    I’d be much more shocked if Obummer didn’t use stooges, planted supporters, etc.

    Planted Vet #1:
    “just happened to be sitting here thinking about how wonderful America has become since Jan. 2009…”

    Planted Vet #2:
    “He’s better on security and national defense than even George Washington or Ike; it’s his experience of NOT having served in the military that makes him such a great military strategist”.

    Planted Vet #3:
    “I simply welled up on Memorial Day when Pres. Obama gave that speech, and here is now, eatin’ pie with us regular folks at a diner.”

    Waitress:
    “That f**kin’ bum stiffed me”.

  206. In the latest week-long survey results (July 16-22) from Rasmussen’s daily presidential tracking poll, which sampled 3500 likely voters, the gender gap has fallen to five points (48/43) — but it’s only down to two points in today’s three-day rolling average (46/44). Meanwhile, Romney has a 13-point lead among men, 54/41, in today’s result, and a nine-point edge from the previous weeklong results, 50/41. When leaners are included in the three-day rolling average, Romney has a twelve-point lead among men, 55/43 — and a tie among women with Obama at 47/47. Among those women “certain” of their vote, Obama only has a one-point edge, 38/37. Among men certain of their vote, Romney leads by 14, 47/33.

    Romney also leads the tracking poll overall by five points, 49/44 — and that was before today’s GDP report.

    It seems that Team Obama has good reason to hit the panic button, and not just in Virginia. They need to scare women back onto the Democratic reservation, and setting their own pants on fire looks like their only option, now that “Julia” has been banished to the Island of Misfit Political Mascots.

  207. foxyladi14
    July 27th, 2012 at 5:39 pm
    &&&&&&&&

    Your link had a couple of good quotes:

    “A look at the dwindling gender gap in just one of the states where the ad is running gives it away. In Virginia — ground zero for the so-called “war on women” because of anti-abortion initiatives in the state capitol — Obama was running ahead of Romney in Quinnipiac University polls in March and June, largely because of monster leads among women. The gender gap was 13 points in March and 16 points in June. Then came July’s survey, which found the candidates deadlocked at 44 percent each. The gender gap had shrunk to only 5 points.”

    and:

    “It seems that Team Obama has good reason to hit the panic button, and not just in Virginia. They need to scare women back onto the Democratic reservation, and setting their own pants on fire looks like their only option, now that “Julia” has been banished to the Island of Misfit Political Mascots.”
    &&&&&&&

    So Obummer has only his vastly underperforming record to run on, and by resorting to mud-slinging so early, he loses the high road the incumbent usually can coast on, and this undercuts the illusion of his “first post-partisan president ever in the history of the world” argument.

    He truly needs to get kicked out.

  208. Shadowfax
    July 27th, 2012 at 11:33 am
    Rasmussen Daily : Romney 49% Obama 44%
    &&&&

    Hey, did they oversample Repubs this time??? (Heh heh.)

    Actually, if Oturd is down supposedly 5%, I wonder how much help he got via “adjusting upward the Dem count”, and what ther REAL deficit is…

  209. RCP has this article: “How can Obama Win With This Economy”.

    Short answer: He can’t.

    Another one, from Michael Medved:

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/27/racism-no-obama-s-own-incompetence-is-hurting-his-campaign.html

    Racism? No, Obama’s Own Incompetence Is Hurting His Campaign
    =============================

    Is slowing economic growth behind Obama’s failure to dominate in the polls? Not according to his supporters. They blame voters’—especially the GOP’s—implacable racial animus. Michael Medved with a rebuttal.

    Jul 27, 2012 12:11 PM EDT

    As the Obama campaign struggles against powerful riptides of economic bad news, some of the president’s most fervent apologists have returned to the old habit of blaming all his political troubles on racism.

    State Sen. Louise Lucas, one of the leaders of the official “Obama Truth Team” in the crucial swing state of Virginia, told a local radio show that Mitt Romney and his supporters won’t accept anyone “other than a white man in the White House.” She declared that she couldn’t conceive of any other reason that her fellow citizens might disapprove of the incumbent president. “All of the folks who are saying, ‘We don’t like Barack Obama,’ they can’t tell you any reason that they don’t…I absolutely believe it’s all about race, and for the first time in my life I’ve been able to convince my children finally that racism is alive and well.”

    On a similar note, Huffington Post editor Howard Fineman condemned the Romney campaign for exploiting racial animosity to try to undermine Obama. “He is playing to, and has from the beginning of the campaign, playing to the kind of nativist base of the Tea Party,” he told the MSNBC audience of The Chris Matthews Show. “And by nativist I mean people who are in essence afraid of the world.”
    Together with the host, Fineman agreed with Democratic consultant Bob Shrum that the GOP couldn’t cope with America’s transformation into a diverse, multiethnic society. “The Republican Party has become the vessel of the resentful, of the fearful, of the people who are anxious,” Shrum helpfully explained, noting with undisguised contempt that “Mitt Romney kowtows to them.”
    This grand theory about GOP racism conveniently ignores Romney’s well-publicized flirtation with potential vice presidential picks that hardly fit the stuffy, Anglo-Saxon mold, including the African-American superstar Condoleezza Rice, the Indian-American GOP governors Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley, the Latino Sen. Marco Rubio, and the Latino Republican governors Susana Martinez and Brian Sandoval. Even if Romney avoids a possible groundbreaking choice and selects a more “conventional” Republican candidate, his high-profile promotion of his party’s rising non-white stars hardly shows a frightened candidate who is “kowtowing” to bigotry or narrow-mindedness.

    Moreover, the frequently invoked claim that implacable racial animus motivates the growing opposition to Obama’s re-election offers no explanation for the president’s smashing victory four years ago, when he won the most decisive presidential victory in a quarter century, since George H.W. Bush in 1988. How is it that candidate Obama managed to overcome racism so handily in 2008, only to feel crippled by its renewed ravages in 2012? Did a big group of bigoted Americans only belatedly wake up the shocking discovery that the nice young man with the pretty wife and daughters who had recently moved into the White House was actually (shudder!) black?
    Or do Democrats want us to believe that voters only temporarily overcame their biases in response to the euphoria of the hope-and-change campaign and then fell back into their nasty old prejudices at some point during his first term?
    But this explanation suggests that disillusioned voters are responding to disappointing aspects of Obama’s performance as president, not to a visceral, negative reaction to the color of his skin—a conclusion further supported by his declining support across the board, in every ethnic category. Recent polling shows that the president has even lost a significant chunk of his near unanimous backing in the black community, going down from 95 percent, according to exit polls, to barely 80 percent, according to several recent surveys. This difference may not seem like much, but if held up would cost the president more than a million black votes in November. Moreover, his support also has sagged among Asians, Latinos, Native Americans, and all other non-white segments of the electorate. Do these declines reflect deep-seated racist hostility, or perceived incompetence at the highest level of government?
    Those who suggest that Obama’s race remains a major handicap to his re-election love to cite exit polling from 2008 that showed the president sweeping every racial group in the nation except for whites, who represented 74 percent of all voters and gave John McCain a landslide margin of victory amounting to 12 percent. According to this argument, the stubborn refusal of the big majority of white voters to go along with citizens of color in backing a polished, accomplished, and manifestly gifted candidate like Barack Obama can’t possibly be explained except by reference to toxic white racism.

    But how, then, could anyone explain the reception to John Kerry’s candidacy in 2004, when the Massachusetts patrician fared worse with white voters than did the black kid from Hawaii in his historic campaign four years later?
    Kerry, indeed, experienced much the same pattern across ethnic lines as all Democrats do, with big majorities among communities of color—88 percent of blacks, 56 percent of Asians—and a pathetic showing among the white majority, losing that group by 17 points to George W. Bush, five points more than Obama’s margin of white rejection in 2008. Do liberal true believers suggest that racist voters harbored some secret fear that John Forbes Kerry was African-American?
    The racism-explains-it-all theory ignores the true nature of Obama’s resounding victory in 2008, which suggests strongly that his racial identity worked to his advantage, not to his detriment. Among white voters, he performed at least as well as other recent Democratic candidates, even drawing four points more, 43 to 39 percent, than good ol’ boy Bill Clinton did his three-way race in 1992. But it was among blacks, Latinos, and Asians that Obama vastly outperformed his Democratic predecessors, besting their performance by about 10 points with each ethnic group and building enough of a margin to win the presidency. In other words, Obama’s status as a barrier-busting nominee and a racial outsider made him no less popular among whites and considerably more popular among everyone else.
    That his formula for victory isn’t working as well this time reflects widespread frustration over the course of the country during the last four years, with big majorities in nearly every group except African-Americans agreeing that we’re headed in the wrong direction. In this situation, it’s impossible to imagine that if Obama had whiter skin that he’d boast higher poll numbers. The claim that he’s victimized by undercurrents of racial anxiety and resentment that blind the electorate to the true magnificence of his presidential achievements can’t plausibly shift blame for the nation’s woes from Obama to his purportedly prejudiced opponents. Race references have become far more common on the left than on the right and amount to one more desperate Democratic attempt to distract and deflect the growing consensus that we face dire circumstances and urgently need new leadership.

  210. Unbelievable. Senator Jeff Sessions introduces 2 top border immigration agents to tell about numerous cases of directives they are given from the Dept of Homeland security on immigration… ‘we have four possible criminal charges-two involving violence, one injured family member and one injured officer. Without any questioning—without any investigation, the alien was released as a dreamer. No criminal charges, no immigration charges, no nothing.” “‘He’s a dreamer. Release him.’

    PICKET: (VIDEO) Border agents say DHS tells them to release illegals after violent crimes are commit
    http://www.washingtontimes.com
    Senator Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican, introduced two top border immigration agents on Thursday to talk

  211. From the above Medved piece, I find this worth highlighting:

    “Recent polling shows that the president has even lost a significant chunk of his near unanimous backing in the black community, going down from 95 percent, according to exit polls, to barely 80 percent, according to several recent surveys.”

    Losing 15% of any voting bloc is bad. And that even a small percent will vote against him hurts that much more.

    But why should anyone be surprised. To EVERY constituency he courted in 2008, there is a wide wake of broken promises, under-performing, throwing under-the-bus. The stalled economy has hurt AAs and young people, and the foreclosure picture hasn’t gotten any brighter. This in spite of his signature achievements of “kick starting the economy” and “helping out homeowners in trouble”. All such measures were done as half-measures, and were extremely ineffective. He had both houses and the Oval office, and sat on his bony azz, played golf, looked in the mirror, and did NOTHING. The Krugmans of the world said, “Too small, should be bigger”…but that would involve work.

    Lazy man gets what he deserves.

  212. By the time we get to the October debates, Obummer might be dowh far enought that HE’LL be the one asking for more debates…

  213. There was a fricking photo of Holmes being carted off by Police in California……perhaps no charges were filed. Idjit.

  214. foxyladi14
    July 27th, 2012 at 5:39 pm
    http://hotair.com/archives/2012
    ***********************************

    there is another O gender ad running nonstop in florida…it is the one that opens with a brunette lady saying she has never been afraid to be a woman but now…Mitt Romney wants to bla, bla, bla…(i am sure others that are in Fl have seen it nonstop)

    the O camp has it running in rotation on many stations at once…so if you try to turn the channel, it is playing on that one too…and this goes on at any time day or night…my solution is to immediately hit mute…

    …but it goes along with what foxiladi14 said above…they are really trying to brainwash women…

  215. I do wish MR had someone…probably the best person is Ann…to tell him to pause a second and think about what comes out of his mouth…he really needs to censor himself a bit and at least consider how things he said will be blown out of proportion…really…he should understand that by now…

    Mitt…if your people are reading us…think before the words come out…and that goes for your spokespeople too…don’t give the O camp and MSM ammunition to distract everyone…a little more empathy will go a long, long way…

    Ann…please school him in some basic PR 101…

  216. There was a fricking photo of Holmes being carted off by Police in California……perhaps no charges were filed.

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

    Iirc, it was a photo of someone (ALLEGEDLY this Holmes) being dragged (ALLEGEDLY from an OWS event). Did either claim ever check out?

  217. Very sad about the PR person for Chick fil a dying of a heart attack. Hope the lunatic left are happy.
    I’ve noticed conservatives don’t try and ban any Ben and Jerrys, considering they are so far left, yet conservatives don’t try and ban Ben and Jerry’s from opening up anywhere, nor do conservatives send vile wishes on those two owners of that company.
    The intolerant left, exposing themselves.

  218. August 1st is supposed to be a “buy”cott for chick fil a. Normally, not a fan of fast food, but I will be buying some food from them next week.
    This is beyond nuts, they don’t discriminate patrons or employees based on gender, race, gay, straight, if a person doesn’t want to buy from them because the CEO believes in traditional marriage, then fine.
    But to use the power of the govt to deny permits, etc to a private (or even public) business because of how the CEO feels and has expressed is wrong and unamerican.

    Wonder how the far lefties would feel if some conservative mayor or governor used their power to ban Ben and Jerry’s from being in their grocery stores because that mayor/governor opposes ben and Jerry’s far left views?

  219. aaahhhh the olympics opening ceremony athletes coming in….the time where everyone goes…”where the hell is that place”

  220. Oh Tim, now I am well versed on my geography but even some of those had me reaching for the atlas going WTF.

  221. Yes, Bill Clinton supported Pascrell, who is a Hillary supporter. Obama supported Rothman.

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/156513#.UBM2K7Q7Wwc
    A redrawing of the state’s district has left two incumbents, Jewish Rep. Steve Rothman, running against Bill Pascrell, grandson of an Italian immigrant and former mayor of the city of Paterson, which hosts a large Muslim population.

    The contest has drawn President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton into the fray.

    Rothman was the only state Democratic legislator to support Obama’s bid for the presidential nomination. While not stating outright support for Rothman, President Obama met with the Congressman on Friday, the same day Clinton appeared at a rally for Pascrell, who endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.

  222. I saw a Krauthammer video bashing Romney and about the horse in the London Olympics. What is wrong with that man? His grouse was about the horse because Romney is running a campaign. But why? Why should Romney put on a show and hide from who he is or his wife is? Moreover, the horse is owned by two others and one of them is its trainer and it is a talented horse. If they have to wait for the next Olympics, the horse may be old for it then. So why should they hide from what they want to do and what the partners want to do? It is refreshing to see Romney not be someone he is not.

  223. I find this whole hubbub about romney’s statements he made about the UK Olympics, Romney said the truth, there are security problems, everyone knows that; its been widely reported, in fact that’s why 1200 UK soldiers were brought in because the security company failed to do its job.

    Frankly, I admire Romney for this, he didn’t diss the british, he was asked about the Olympics, and any problems they were happening and Romney told the truth…. that is something I admire, I’d rather have someone tell the truth about things that are problematic, rather than some hope and change bull$hit.

    As Hillary used the line: “Who would you HIRE as president?” Between OTurd and Romney, I’d rather HIRE Romney.

  224. Why should Romney put on a show and hide from who he is or his wife is? Moreover, the horse is owned by two others and one of them is its trainer and it is a talented horse
    —————————
    Because it feeds into the narrative that the other side is promoting, namely that he is wealthy and behaviorally blind. If you are running for President of the Jockey Club, then it is a good thing to have a horse in the Olympics. But if you are running for President of the United States, the other side is trying to paint you out as Thurston Howell, and you are claiming to be on the side of the American People, then it is not so smart. It is not a question of hiding what he is but managing his public image. I know a trial lawyer who has a limosene and chafeuffer. He takes the limo in from New Jersey, but parks it half a mile up down and takes a taxi to the courthouse. He learned that trick from Simon Rivkin (Paul, Weiss, Rivkin, a premier New York firm). This is not an egalitarian society, but the culture pretends to be, and it is what juries and the electorate expect, even from those they know have money.

  225. Are horses supposed to symbolize wealth? I know a horse that’s owned by 5 people… each family gets to ride it, feed it, they all share in the stable costs.

    I don’t get it, I really don’t, I’m not supposed to vote for Romney because he’s 1/3rd part owner of an Olympic horse??
    A horse that Ann Romney uses as therapy for MS, which the dems like making fun of her illness?

  226. Fineman agreed with Democratic consultant Bob Shrum that the GOP couldn’t cope with America’s transformation into a diverse, multiethnic, second rate nation.

  227. Exactly right, Tim. Of all the places, NYT had a beautiful story about that horse. Instead of telling people what it is truly all about, the idiot Krauthammer feeds into the frenzy. They have a responsibility to the other two owners one of whom is the trainer. They competed in Beijing but the horse was young and did not win. If you have Olympic gold in your hand, you have to give that up because you are afraid others will say nasty things?! To me that is old style politics — how did all the hoodwinking from Obama work? I hope the horse wins — let us show them.

  228. Are horses supposed to symbolize wealth? I know a horse that’s owned by 5 people… each family gets to ride it, feed it, they all share in the stable costs
    ——————-
    Not for nothing do they call horse racing the sport of kings. Does the horse you know have an Olympic showing? We are talking thoroughbreds here, not Shetland ponies. I do not know who the other two owners are. Mrs. Smith is the expert, and she is willing to disagree with me when she thinks I am wrong. The question is does having a horse in the Olympics symbolize wealth in the public mind? How much is the horse worth. Krauthammer wants Romney to win the presidency, and is not above criticizing him when he sees him doing the wrong thing.

  229. A horse that Ann Romney uses as therapy for MS
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    If that was the horse we were talking about then I would agree with you.

  230. OMG, this is exactly I was arguing for with my friend in India on a Sunday chat when she said money and profit are not everything (you know, the eastern philosophy and all that bs).

    Romney: Idea That “Making A Business Profitable Is Different Than Helping People Is Really A Foreign Idea”

    Watch the video at RCP (and see the post at hotair too).

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/07/26/romney_idea_that_making_a_business_profitable_is_different_than_helping_people_is_really_a_foreign_idea.html

  231. wbboei
    July 27th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    It is a throughbread from what I remember, but no its not an olympic breed, but because of its pedigree, that’s why its expensive I suppose, but the families that own it are also not the level of wealth romney is.
    So, for me at least, I don’t see horses as a symbol of wealth.

  232. “Fineman agreed with Democratic consultant Bob Shrum that the GOP couldn’t cope with America’s transformation into a diverse, multiethnic, second rate nation.”

    Hmm, me thinks the left can’t cope with the idea that normal independent minded americans have figured out that the left needs to keep people separated by race, gender etc so that they continue to have a political power base, because after all, if we all no longer see race or gender, etc, where are the groups the left can use to pit each other against going to come from?

  233. Re:tim
    July 27th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    I have boycotted Steak n Shake since 2007. Joe Gaffe-a-Minute Biden gave a speech for the incumbent on Millionaire’s Row and one of the introductory speakers was the Owner of the local SnS. I was standing on the median of the highway campaigning for McPalin with a huge sign I had made of Hillary all beaten and battered and the text read Just Say It Ain’t So, Joe. I heard the speeches from the highway where I was stationed. Puke. Biden’s bus came screaming by, much faster than the speed limit.And even though I liked SnS, I refuse to give them a dime of my money. That is exactly what the idjits could do if they disagree with the politics or regligious beliefs of Chick-Fil-A. What form of government dictates what businesses can and can not be? Whatever it is, we now have one.

    May Roseanne Barr get her just desserts, and may we be able to witness it.

  234. 25 July. Foreign forces were piling up on Syrian borders Wednesday, July 25, bringing closer a confrontation which could spur the Assad regime into making good on its threat to use chemical weapons against �external aggression.� The immediacy of the peril, DEBKAfile reports, has speeded the arrival of Russian warships to Syria to counter a potential Western, Arab or Israeli assault on the embattled country. London sources predict British military intervention, while Tehran is ready to fight of any attempt at regime change in Damascus.
    The fact that Russia is massing large numbers of marines off the Syrian coast looks as though a landing on Syrian soil is on Moscow�s cards.
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    They all know Obama is a weak leader. Therefore, they will push futher than they would otherwise.

  235. Re: horses

    I live in the Horse Captial of the World. The horses are beautiful, everyone thinks so. There are many times the number of what we call “Hobby Horse” farms around here than serious horse farms. Famous horses are brought here to train. Reba McIntyre has a horse farm here. The people who do not have horse farms here think of the serious horse farm owners as elite and they act elitist. Their faces are at all the perfect parties and in the magazine that has gorgeous photos and is published monthly. The Hobby Horse farmers are just grinned at and treated as wannabes. The wages here are supposedly kept low for hourly and salary workers because the horse farms want cheap labor. There is a line of cars miles long coming from the next county every morning and every evening of commuters who come here during the day to work; but can not afford to live here. It is all about the haves and the have nots….sounds elitist to me – all those horse farm owners making the world fit their needs.

    Romney having a horse in the Olympics gives them ‘fodder’ to double down on the elitist label that he owns; it would not take too much of that to make him into John Kerry. If the horse needs to be in the Olympics then transfer ownership to someone else; is saving the country not more important? He needs to double down on being careful about those things, for as someone on this blog stated again and again it is all about the ‘optics’ and perception is reality. I know what they think of the horse people here; would hate for that to happen to Romney.

  236. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/27/un-fails-to-reach-deal-on-global-arms-trade-treaty-as-us-asks-for-more-time/

    UNITED NATIONS – U.N. member states have failed to reach agreement on a new treaty to regulate the multibillion-dollar global arms trade.

    Some diplomats and treaty supporters blamed the United States for triggering the unraveling of the month-long negotiating conference.

    Hopes had been raised that agreement could be reached on a revised treaty text that closed some key loopholes by Friday’s deadline for action. But the United States announced Friday morning that it needed more time to consider the proposed treaty — and Russia and China then also asked for more time.

    A bipartisan group of 51 U.S. senators on Thursday had threatened to oppose the global treaty regulating international weapons trade if it falls short in protecting the constitutional right to bear arms.

    In a letter to President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the senators expressed serious concerns with the draft treaty that has circulated at the United Nations, saying that it signals an expansion of gun control that would be unacceptable.

    The Constitution’s Second Amendment offers broad protection for weapons ownership by civilians. As recently as 2008, the Supreme Court affirmed it when it struck down a ban on handguns in the District of Columbia, ruling that individuals have a constitutional right to keep guns for self-defense and other purposes.

    The court also has ruled separately that treaty obligations may not infringe on individual constitutional protections and rights within U.S. borders. This goes back at least to a 1920 ruling that a migratory bird treaty with Canada, which prohibited the hunting or capturing of certain birds, was an unconstitutional interference with states’ rights under the 10th Amendment.

    _____________________________________________________

    More time? Like after the elections?

  237. ShortTermer
    July 27th, 2012 at 10:42 pm
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    Sensible advice. If his staff was worth a damned they would be telling him this.

  238. We will take whatever fool who says the right thing. Piers Morgan saying Romney was right in what he said about the Olympics.

    Why can’t that idiot Krauthammer say things like this about Romney instead of fretting like a juvenile and being a wet blanket all the time. Say something positive and others will pick it up. No need to give the opposition an opening. If the Kos goons are trying to make Romney’s horse an issue, negate it with something other than a ‘tch, tch Romney should not have done that.’ K did this during the primary 2008 too and it makes me suspicious if he is a closet Obot.

    http://videos.mediaite.com/video/Piers-Morgan-Defends-Mitt-Romne;recently_viewed

  239. Hoping the Arms Treaty goes through, are ya?
    Obama is just sooo $lick!
    ___________

    White House plays down prospect of new gun laws

    The White House signaled Thursday that President Barack Obama would not be seeking new gun control laws in the aftermath of the mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. But press secretary Jay Carney said Obama would try to find ways to work around the “stalemate” in Congress to keep firearms out of the wrong hands.

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/white-house-plays-down-prospect-gun-laws-224057070.html

  240. Obama would try to find ways to work around the “stalemate” in Congress to keep firearms out of the wrong hands.

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

    Actually, better enforcement of existing laws and regulations could have prevented the Tucson and Virginia Tech shootings. Holmes bought so many armaments so fast (legally!), that could be a tip, but it might need a new law to require tracking and reporting such purchases. (Treat them like pain pills?)

  241. While Obama soft-peddles a distant call for gun control legislation, he’s pushing hard for an end run around new Congressional legislation through stringent UN laws if he can get the Arms Treaty passed by the Senate and signed into law.

  242. Obama campaign considered deploying these suggestions for raising Ca$h:

    WH Dossier through its network of paid sources within the Obama campaign, has uncovered a list of sample messages to donors proposing various other ideas for having them part with their money.

    We print for you here the top ten very personal fundraising pleas that were rejected by the Obama campaign.

    *******

    1. Going to church this Sunday? When they pass the hat, reach in, take the money out, and send it to President Obama.

    2. Did your rich uncle recently pass away? Please consider donating a portion of your inheritance in his name to the Obama campaign.

    3. Do you yourself have a terminal illness? Make sure your will reflects your commitment to President Obama.

    4. Are you one of the few people who shorted Facebook? Don’t forget the Obama campaign. And pick up some Nicorette for him.

    5. Planning on robbing a 7-11 this week? Please remember to share a portion of the loot with President Obama.

    6. Counting cards in Las Vegas? Don’t forget to share some of the winnings with your president.

    7. Running a pyramid scheme for your financial clients? Please send the Obama campaign a portion of the “investments” before the scheme collapses.

    8. You know your children don’t keep track of the money in their checking accounts. Remove half of it and send it to President Obama.

    9. Planning to kill someone for the insurance money? Assuming you get away with it, please donate a share of the proceeds to Obama 2012.

    10. Tired of being criticized for being in the “one percent”? Take a moment to donate enough to the Obama campaign so that you can boast that you are merely a member of the “two percent.”

    *******

  243. Holmes is mentally ill.
    —————————–
    Of course he is. No need to apply the McNaughten test for insanity. No need to summon a room full of experts. All you need to prove that he is mentally ill is to show that he voted for Obama in 2008. That is enough to satisfy any judge and jury. The jury instructions should be amended accordingly.

  244. If Romney were the Messiah, then I could understand why bots would rise up to defend him when he does something stupid. But I think it is entirely right for Krauthammer and others to point out when he screws up. First of all, why in the hell does he do an interview with Brian Williams? What is the matter with him?? Second, what is the purpose of the European trip? To reassure our allies that the United States will stand by them if he becomes president? If so then why not say something like security is always a concern at Olympic events since 1972. We took special precautions when I was in charge of the Olympics. But that was easier because London is not Salt Lake. London is a huge metroplis and world hub. Therefore, the security challenge is greater. I expect our British friends recognize this and are in the process of taking whatever additional steps are required. That would have been much better than doing what he did, which was to shoot his mouth off. This is a staff problem. Nobody is telling him the truth on the inside. He needs to hear the truth so he does not step on a landmine.

  245. The Death of a Wilderbeast
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    Posted by Moe Lane (Diary)

    Saturday, July 28th at 10:00AM EDT
    3 Comments

    If you’re a Democrat, then the latest poll from Mason-Dixon should not be combined with alcohol and/or used in conjunction with heavy machinery: she’s not just losing. John Brunner beats her 52/41; Sarah Steelman, 49/42; and Todd Akin 49/44. And that’s registered voters. These are the kinds of numbers that you’d expect to see from a challenger; an incumbent that far underwater needs an exit strategy, quick. Guess the Democrats guessed wrong on how quickly McCaskill was going to fade.

    Mind you, the person who should really be worried right now is Missouri governor Jay Nixon. The Democrats have written off the state in the Presidential election; Claire McCaskill is starting to swirl the drain; and the DCCC seems to have decided not to really push at the three first-term Republican incumbents this cycle. Nixon’s looking very, very alone right now. Such a shame…

    Moe Lane (crosspost)

  246. Krauthammer: No One Who Is Pro-Israel Will Support Obama Unless They‘ve ’Been in a Coma for 3 and a Half Years’

    Fox News panelist Charles Krauthammer on Friday declared that no one who is pro-Israel will vote for President Barack Obama in November unless they’ve “been in a coma for three-and-a-half years.”

    Krauthammer made his observation on the heels of Obama signing a $70 million bill in approved funding for Israel’s “Iron Dome” rocket defense system, saying it would not be enough to swing pro-Israel voters the president’s way.

    “No, unless he’s been in a coma for three-and-half years,“ Krauthammer said on ”Special Report with Bret Baier.“ ”Obama is simply here continuing the military cooperation that we’ve had with Israel for decades, but on life and death political issues — stopping Iran’s nuclear program which is closer than ever to completion, to pressing Israel to return to the ‘67 lines and to the way he’s insulted and marginalized Israel’s elected leaders — I think his record on Israel is a poor one, it’s not going to change anybody, clearly aimed at deflecting the attention Romney will get in Israel tomorrow.”

  247. Keep that EO pen handy Barack. 😆

    Carney said Obama would try to find ways to work around the “stalemate” in Congress to keep firearms out of the wrong hands.

  248. All you need to prove that he is mentally ill is to show that he voted for Obama in 2008.
    _________________

    And that as far as anonymity goes. One could suppose Obama propagandists are recalcitrant bearers of their signature red, pink and orange hair whether we can see them or not.

  249. Off to down the yellow brick road….to the Republican headquarters here with my The Audacity of NOPE (homemade)caramel apples….that are awesome, if I do say so myself. I made a card for each one that says The Audacity of NOPE with the incumbent’s logo as the O in NOPE; inside a quote from Thomas Jefferson and the word NOBAMA as a cutout on the right side of the card. I hope they like them; it is an idea that they could repeat; it is an attention grabber. I have to do every itty bitty thing I can think of to defeat this monster in chief and the horse he rode in on…

    NOBAMA 2012!!

  250. Mrs. Smith
    July 28th, 2012 at 9:59 am
    Holmes is mentally ill. His illness will be grounds for a plea of insanity.
    ————–
    I feel for Holmes parents. But I still wonder how much they knew. If he was going to a Dr, would they have not known? I don’t think he had money to pay that bill unless it was free. However having said that, I know that most people, especial parents do not realize how sick people are until something terrible happens.

    I wish I knew what the solution of this was. We are losing too many people to these terrifying incidents.

  251. Re: NewMexicoFan
    July 28th, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Sometimes the mental illness is genetic; so maybe the parents were helpless to aid their son. I saw that young man and my heart broke because I saw such a waste of an otherwise good mind; and my heart went out to his family as well, and especially the victims and their families. Such a waste of life.

    But I am furious at those parents who took little children to the movies at midnight.

  252. Do you believe this ?
    Graham Spanier might have been ousted from his post at the helm of Penn State over the sex-abuse scandal that engulfed the university, but it seems he’s found a backup employer: the American taxpayer.

    Only a disgraced public figure would consider joining the much-maligned ranks of the federal workforce as a step up, reputation-wise. We can assume there were no openings for a used-car salesman.

    Spanier was faulted in an internal Penn State report after the conviction on child-molestation charges of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The report said he, head coach Joe Paterno and others helped cover up Sandusky’s abuse.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-loop/post/graham-spaniers-gig-as-a-federal-worker-is-a-mystery/2012/07/26/gJQAbAx5BX_blog.html

  253. Mrs. Smith
    July 28th, 2012 at 11:07 am

    All you need to prove that he is mentally ill is to show that he voted for Obama in 2008.

    😆 😆

    Tru dat Mrs Smith.

  254. wbboei
    July 28th, 2012 at 10:41 am
    If Romney were the Messiah, then I could understand why bots would rise up to defend him when he does something stupid. But I think it is entirely right for Krauthammer and others to point out when he screws up. First of all, why in the hell does he do an interview with Brian Williams? What is the matter with him?? Second, what is the purpose of the European trip? To reassure our allies that the United States will stand by them if he becomes president? If so then why not say something like security is always a concern at Olympic events since 1972. We took special precautions when I was in charge of the Olympics. But that was easier because London is not Salt Lake. London is a huge metroplis and world hub. Therefore, the security challenge is greater. I expect our British friends recognize this and are in the process of taking whatever additional steps are required. That would have been much better than doing what he did, which was to shoot his mouth off. This is a staff problem. Nobody is telling him the truth on the inside. He needs to hear the truth so he does not step on a landmine.

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

    precisely…I agree, that’s what I meant above when I said that I think Ann Romney is the best person to “clue him in”…she should be counseling him before the interviews and pointing out the pitfalls and traps he can just walk into and then it explodes for days and days in the press…and frankly, it does drive the “conservatives” crazy…any excuse and not only will O and MSM pounce, but so will the right…as Krauthammer did…

    MR has to be extra sensitive and smart…maybe he should spend a week or two looking at past Bill Clinton tapes, interviews and debates…

    Bill always knew how to massage the questions and has such agility with his diplomatic and ‘sweet’ deflections…

    …it is ironic because MR is being attacked for being too cautious and then he awkwardly slips into silly mistakes…

    wbboei…you are exactly correct…MR needs to learn how to phrase a reply

    from my POV…he should just have put all the attention on the athletes…talking about how exciting this is for them and how hard all of them from all over the world had worked to get here…and just stayed POSITIVE…

    Calling Ann Romney…PR 101 for Mitt

  255. I saw Romney Team use this Twitter handle for Ann @AnnDRomney but have not checked it out.

  256. http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/07/sarah-palin-visits-chick-fil-a-civility-and-new-tone-ensue/?tw_p=twt
    ————————
    Nice pictures of Sarah and the kids. Earlier posts by Bill emphasize the disparty where left wing scumbag opportunists like Emanuel and Merlino go after a small business whose president is and evangelical and is opposed to gay marriage, but kiss the ass of anti semite gay bashers like Lous Farakan who expresses far more intolerance on the same issue. Look at the tweets Professor Jacobsen includes in the blog, and perhaps you will understand why continue to post the following quote from Streiff:

    Long ago, the inestimable Thomas Crown wrote:

    “Should the entire American Left fall over dead tomorrow, I would rejoice, and order pizza to celebrate. They are not my countrymen; they are animals who happen to walk upright and make noises that approximate speech. They are below human. I look forward to seeing each and every one in Hell.”

    That is my philosophy moving forward from today.

  257. S
    July 28th, 2012 at 12:46 pm
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    I agree completely. We need him to win. It is not what we say that will do him in. We are trying to be constructive. The role of staff people, particularly the campaign manager, is to keep the candidate on message, and to protect him or her from the traps set by the partisan media. His current staff is not doing this. Worse, when they go on to speak for him, they go horribly off message. If they cannot control their own statements in interviews, how can they possibly help him do so. This is why I keep calling it a staff problem. All it takes is one stupid statement and his campaign will be on the defensive as Obama’s is now. If you think back to the 1976 election, President Ford made one very stupid statement, that eastern Europe was not under Soviet control. That single statement was wrong, and it suggested that he was not in touch with geopolitics and the real world. The media is laying for him. He needs a strong enlightened staff. The fact that he does not appear to have one now is a reflection on him. The hallmark of an effective leader is the ability to select good people to work for you. Loyalty is fine, up to a point, but there must also be competence, insight and attention to detail. If it is there now I do not see it.

  258. Everyday, the intolerant left exposes themselves.

    Is chick fil a discriminating patronage or employment to gays? No. If a senior executive for that company want to feel that way, he has a perfect right to and express his/her views, if someone is not agreeing with it, then don’t eat there!

    Where the hell are these same morons who have no issue with Farrakhan being even more bigoted towards gays? Oh right, Rahm Emaual is putting him on his inner circle council.

    http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/philadelphia-to-consider-resolution-condemning-chick-fil-a.html

    These people on the left have lost what is left of their minds. There will be people who support gay marriage, there will be people who do not, and neither side will change, no individual gays, straight, white, black citizens are being not served at CFA or being denied employment. So, are the liberals going to be ok if conservatives start banning Ben and Jerry’s because conservatives don’t agree with Ben and Jerry’s far left views?

    from the article:
    ““My effort is to allow people to understand that in certain segments of corporate America there are folks who are using their dollars to promote hatred, bigotry and discrimination,” Kenney told Fox News.

    He is introducing a resolution to “condemn this anti-American attitude of trying to deny civil liberties that every American enjoys.””

    (apparently civil liberties only apply when in agreement with liberals in power)
    WTF? Where is the evidence that CFA has discriminated in patronage or employment to gays? what these morons are pissed about is someone who has a different view than they do. So, now they’re going to deny them building permits, really, are they next going to ask if a company believes in global warming, and if they don’t, no permit for you!

    Absolutely disgusting.

  259. Whoo hoo Ryan Lochte just won Gold for the swimming 4 x 100 medley….Phelps crapped out in 4th.

  260. tim
    July 28th, 2012 at 2:30 pm
    Everyday, the intolerant left exposes themselves
    ———————-
    There is no moral principle here. If there was, then they would condemn Farrahkan in the same breath. The left survives on hate. They are not liberals. They are Orwellians. And this is the world Obama and is fellow travellers are building before our eyes. A police state . . .

    Thought Police:

    “There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any rate they could plug in your wire whenever they wanted to. You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.”—-George Orwell, 1984

  261. wbboei
    July 28th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Great quote and accurate quote from Orwell. Its interesting how in America liberal is now intolerance, classical liberalism, as in Europe is one of limited govt, free markets, etc.

    I feel bad for this PR exec who died, worked for chick fil for 29 years. And died of a heart attack, and now the left is attacking his death. These freaks, and that it was they are in my opinion, are absolutely hateful freaks, I remember at DU? the vileness directed at Hillary, then at Palin. They are truly disgusting. And the plain open hypocrasy…. they defend Islam, and Farakhan, who imo even worse, much much worse in this whole issue and yet they go after one company, whose executive stated his opinion.

  262. All you need to prove that he is mentally ill is to show that he voted for Obama in 2008.

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

    Assumes fact not in evidence? (Have any recent mass shooters of children turned out to be from the Left? Hint: putting a cherry bomb down the Pentagon’s bathroom 40 years ago doesn’t count.)

  263. Holmes is mentally ill. His illness will be grounds for a plea of insanity.

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

    Well, any mass killer could plead that, with the killing as evidence. But Loughner and the Virginia Tech shooter were both on record as having their sanity suspected by authorities before they purchased their weapons, and if the information had been followed through in the right way, could have been refused purchase. Does any such prior condition apply to Holmes?

  264. I delivered my The Audacity of NOPE caramel apples to the campaign headquarters. On the way home I ate lunch at Chick-Fil-A. I told them Roseanne Barr sent me. I have never eaten there before. They were full to capacity busy and it is a large facility. I asked if the crowd was normal and the girl said for Saturday it is; usually the Saturday crowd is larger. Wow. I don’t think Roseanne Barr and the others organic filth will do anything but increase their business.

  265. ShortTermer
    July 28th, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Sounds like a great idea! I might go to chik fil a today itself and treat my nieces and nephews, I think they sponsor a lot of school sports things, so I think high school kids eat there a lot.

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