The Deep Meaning Of Ted Cruz And The Historic Threat Of Marco Rubio

Today has been, and the few remaining hours of the setting sun will prove it to be, one of the most important in American history. Today is about the increasingly diverse Republican Party and the battle for the Latino vote.

The Obama Dimocrat Party is well aware of the threat today poses. That is why today was the day that a Latino man who sends out his twin brother to deceive the public by posing as him was selected to be the keynote speaker at the Bank of America Obama convention.

The terror of Vice President Marco Rubio is what drives all the Obama tactics. The terror of Ted Cruz also drives that desperate Obama strategy.

Many people, with some justification, will say this Ted Cruz for U.S. Senate election is about the Tea Party versus the Republican establishment. If Cruz gets the nomination the Tea Party will have achieved another major victory this time in a really big state. The Republican establishment did all it could to help David Dewhurst but the Tea Party rank and file have propelled Ted Cruz to probably win the Republican nomination. But big yawn. This is somewhat about the Tea Party but the story is much, much bigger.

Recently Barack Obama bragged that because of demographics Texas would soon be a swing state at the very least. It is the same booshwah that idiots on the left employed to gift Obama the Democratic Party nomination in 2008. It is the same nonsense that has captured the Dimocratic Party “intelligencia” into believing they could snub the white working class with impunity because they could still win by stitching together a “coalition of the ascendant” that since May 2008 we call the Obama “situation comedy” demographic strategy.

Our “situation comedy” series explains a great deal. But it was in Mistake In ’08, Part VI – The Republicans React published in 2010 that we discussed the current diversity of the Republican Party, and the implications thereof:

The obvious mistake that the massive “creative class” brains made when they created the Obama monster in a Chicago laboratory was that Republicans would remain static in their strategies and candidates. The stupidity was to think that Republicans would go to sleep and stick to an outdated playbook. Strategists such as Teixeira managed to persuade the gullible “leadership” that even though White Americans would remain a potent electoral force these White Americans could be ignored if they were “lunch bucket Joe and Jane”. In other words, the White Working Class would be ignored and instead wealthy white liberals and their kids would be the only ones invited to participate in the New America. [snip]

First Marco Rubio:

Marco Rubio poses the greatest threat to Obama Dimocrats in this and future election cycles. If current polling is to be believed Marco Rubio is well on his way to be the next senator from Florida. The only question unanswered regarding Rubio is when he will be part of a national Republican ticket. Will Rubio be the Republican presidential or vice presidential nominee in 2012 or in 2016, or later?

At 39 years of age, Marco Rubio already has more experience than Barack Obama when he inflicted himself on the nation. Rubio was elected to the Florida House of Representatives and eventually became the Speaker of the Florida House. If Obama Dimocrats want to play identity politics, Republicans will play with gusto and with a candidate who is actually qualified for higher office.

Latinos comprise a large minority and a rapidly growing minority – already larger than African-Americans in population. Marco Rubio can appeal, in Spanish if necessary, to Latino voters. To say that Obama Dimocrats lack a Latino superstar is an understatement. The last supposed Latino “superstar” was Bill Richardson who is a faded star at best. Other than Marco Rubio there is no Latino political superstar. [Representative Luis Gutierrez, a candidate along with Rahm Emanuel for Chicago mayor, cannot by any stretch be called a Latino “superstar” although he is the best known Obama Latino Dimocrat and a big annoyance for Rahm Emanuel.]

That Obama Dimocrats and Obama chose to make Latinos a marquee issue even though the only Latino superstar is a Republican speaks to a level of stupidity among the “creative class” hard to quantify. Politico states the obvious:

“The prospect of this ad on a national Republican campaign has to scare Democrats, who depended heavily on a Hispanic swing-vote in 2008.”



Unwritten by Politico is the prospect and impact of that advertisement broadcast on various Spanish language media in support of Presidential or Vice Presidential nominee Marco Rubio. How would Obama Dimocrats counter such a candidacy – with low level Latino functionaries at the OD DNC or with Latino movie or singing stars? Certainly Obama Dimocrats could not produce a powerhouse Latino Dimocrat to counter Rubio because there is no powerhouse Latino Dimocrat. [snip]

Marco Rubio’s candidacy is the most important election this cycle because it repudiates the entire “demographic destiny” strategy of Obama and his Keystone Kops Dimocratic “strategists”.

It isn’t just Latinos that have no nationally known representatives in the Obama Dimocratic Party. In Rubio, Palin, Bachman, Brown – The Damage Done we detailed how there are no prominent and popular women or Latinos or even East Asians (Indians from India) in the Obama Dimocratic Party.

The maniacs blew up the Democratic Party of FDR. Quick, can you name an East South-West Asian Obama Dimocrat with the stature/name ID of young Nikki Haley, governor of South Carolina or Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana? Can you name a woman (not named Hillary Clinton) that has a future in the Obama Dimocratic Party as a national figure with stature/popularity? Diane Feinstein is well known and popular but she is not a future leader, she is a past leader. Pelousy, er, Pelosi? Fuggedeboutit! Gilibrand? Maybe but hardly a leader in the national discourse.

As we wrote back then the slimy Luis Gutierrez is at best going nowhere. Judas Richardson is a goner. The mayor of L.A. has a wife he divorced waiting to torpedo him (ask Rudy Giuliani the damage an angry wife can do). Enter Castro.

We now have the answer to our prescient rhetorical question from 2010:

“How would Obama Dimocrats counter such a candidacy – with low level Latino functionaries at the OD DNC or with Latino movie or singing stars?”

The answer is a low level mayor from Texas:

“San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro will deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in September, becoming the first Latino ever to be chosen for the prestigious slot.”

The last San Antonio Latino Mayor who was to have a national career was the now forgotten Henry Cisneros whose career ended with a special prosecutor’s report.

The new San Antonio Mayor, the 37 year old Julian Castro is already on the road to Cisnerosville. He is however a worthy successor to the phony Barack Obama. Julian Castro is a twin who in the past has had his twin brother pose as Mayor. It’s like a bad movie of twins. Paging Lindsay Lohan.

The phony from San Antonio explained why he was “present” “not present” by saying he had a “scheduling conflict when he intentionally deceived the voters by having his brother take his exams for him play pretend Mayor.

The pretender Mayor who is so busy he uses his brother as a deceiver of the public certainly reminds us of phony Barack Obama. “Joaquín and I got into Stanford because of affirmative action. I scored 1,210 on my SATs, which was lower than the median matriculating student. But I did fine in college and in law school.” Hopefully we will be spared stories of how brilliant and self made Castro is. You didn’t build that Castro. Oh, and like Barack Obama he went to Harvard.

If anyone thinks this is all happenstance please recall that Castro sat in Michelle Obama’s box during the 2012 snooze-fest called the State of the Union. This is not happenstance. This is a well thought out plan to minimize Marco Rubio and the increasingly diverse Republican Party. Already the bull is starting. Enter Obama endorser and Dimocrat Mark McKinnon:

“Mark McKinnon is prepared to be more explicit about the long-term stakes. An early member of George W. Bush’s inner circle in Austin, he knows Texas political talent when he sees it. “Julián Castro has a very good chance of becoming the first Hispanic president of the United States,” he says flatly.

Julián Castro is the son of Rosie Castro, a well-known ’70s firebrand who was among the leaders of La Raza Unida, the radical movement in Texas that was dedicated to defending the civil rights of Mexican-Americans and promoting a strong “Chicano” identity.”

Unlike Marco Rubio, who speaks a great Spanish, the Obama Dimocrat great Latino hope – doesn’t speak Spanish:

“Although he pronounces his name “HOO-lee-un,” he doesn’t really speak Spanish — a fact he isn’t eager to advertise. La Raza put a high premium on the mother tongue, but Rosie Castro spoke English to her sons, and Julián studied Latin and Japanese in school, while Joaquín studied Latin and German. A lack of Spanish fluency isn’t unusual in San Antonio, especially among Castro’s generation, but in the immigrant barrios of Houston and the colonias south of Interstate 10 down to the border, Spanish is the first and often only language. A Mexican-American with statewide political aspirations needs to be able to do more than pronounce his name correctly. Early in his administration, Castro assigned his chief of staff, Robbie Greenblum — a Jewish lawyer from the border town of Laredo whose own Spanish is impeccable — to discreetly find him a tutor. Rosie Castro’s son is now being taught Spanish by a woman named Marta Bronstein. Greenblum met her in shul.

IT’S NOT CLEAR what Castro can accomplish as mayor. His executive clout is limited. The daily business of San Antonio is conducted by a professional city manager.”

Oy veh! What a Latino leader he will make. Perhaps the Yahoo crap “Is Antonio Villaraigosa poised to be America’s first Latino president?” will have to be reconsidered by Obama. Oy veh indeed. Paging the former Mrs. Villaraigosa.

Which is why Ted Cruz is so important. A Senator Ted Cruz could easily keep Texas in the Republican column. It is a sign of how the Republican Party is repositioning itself for the demographic future whatever it is. It’s not just about keeping Texas, it’s about expanding the map.

A Republican Party convention in Tampa Florida with Marco Rubio as the Vice Presidential nominee, put into nomination by Governor Martinez, Governor Sandoval, and next Senator from Texas Ted Cruz will shock the Obama Dimocrat strategists. A stage filled with Governor Nikki Haley, Governor Sarah Palin, Representative Michelle Bachman, Representative West, Representative Tim Scott will do more to smash the Obama strategy than all the words the Romney campaign can ever publish.

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As we finish this article, the news has broken: Open thread: Texas; Update: AP calls it for Cruz.

At his victory party tonight Ted Cruz served crow to all who believe Barack Obama is the future.

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265 thoughts on “The Deep Meaning Of Ted Cruz And The Historic Threat Of Marco Rubio

  1. Great post Admin.

    wow. I didn’t realise the man the dems are promoting on the latino vote item doesn’t even speak spanish.
    Does Ted Cruz? I know he’s hispanic, but I just recently heard of him, have not seen him in any spanish speaking ads, like rubio’s spanish ads.

  2. Tim, Ted Cruz speaks “Spanglish” – a mishmash of English and Spanish. It would be a problem if he promoted himself as the next great brown hope like Castro’s people do of Castro. Rubio speaks a flawless Spanish. As VP he would kill on Univision and Telemundo.

  3. “East Asian Obama Dimocrat with the stature/name ID of young Nikki Haley, governor of South Carolina or Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana?”
    ******
    Pedantry but “Southwest Asia”

  4. A small note regarding “speaking Spanish”. The Spanish spoken in Mexico is different from the Spanish spoken in Cuba as is different from the Spanish spoken in Spain. It is like comparing American “English” to British “English”.

    Congrats to Cruz for his victory tonight. I am hoping for Rubio as the VP pick.

    And off-topic, congrats to Michael Phelps and also our “Fab Five” women gymnastic team for their golden performances today.

    I am so proud of these dedicated Americans representing our nation.

  5. FINALLY! They are running the Romney “Olympic” ad in the Pittsburgh market. Obama’s lead here in PA is +4 according to the latest Rassmussen poll which means this state may very well be in play.

    C’mon, Mitt. We elected a Republican state Congress, Republican governor and gave the US Senate Pat Toomey as well as getting rid of Arlen Specter.

    We are ripe to turn “red” in 2012 for the POTUS.

  6. Good info admin-

    The money quote in your post is this show of strength:

    “A Republican Party convention in Tampa Florida with Marco Rubio as the Vice Presidential nominee, put into nomination by Governor Martinez, Governor Sandoval, and next Senator from Texas Ted Cruz will shock the Obama Dimocrat strategists. A stage filled with Governor Nikki Haley, Governor Sarah Palin, Representative Michelle Bachman, Representative West, Representative Tim Scott will do more to smash the Obama strategy than all the words the Romney campaign can ever publish.”
    ………….

    Now it’s obvious to me why Cheney came out with his ridiculous statement Sarah Palin was a mistake. Sarah campaigned for Cruz. Cheney sought to undermine her importance as a strongly recognized leader in the T-Party. No doubt about it, Cheney was in the bag for his candidate Dewhurst.. and he was all about lending his clout helping Dewhurst get elected.. All Cheney did was demonstrate just how irrelevant his opinion is to Texans or anyone else for that matter.. Not so SLICK-DICK.. Stay home counting your Halliburton money as you leave us with fond memories of the Iraq War.. thousands of our sons and daughters dead. All because of your insatiable need for GREED.

    ………………

    Late news recap from gateway:

    “Tea party darling Ted Cruz trounced the Republican establishment favorite, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, in Texas’ runoff election Tuesday, winning the GOP nomination to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in an outcome that figured to reverberate far beyond the Lone Star State.

    The race had been closely watched nationally, seen as one of America’s most-vivid contrasts between the GOP mainstream and the tea party. But as results began to pour in, it turned out to be no contest – with Cruz grabbing early leads in key cities around the state where Dewhurst had once enjoyed stronger name recognition, fundraising and political organization just weeks earlier.

    Overseeing the state Senate from the powerful lieutenant governor’s post since 2003, Dewhurst was long considered a slam dunk in his race with Cruz, the son of a Cuban immigrant and former state solicitor general. Dewhurst had the endorsement of much of Texas’ Republican mainstream, including Gov. Rick Perry, who despite his failed run for president was still widely popular back home. He also had a $200 million personal fortune he could dip into at will and did, loaning his Senate campaign at least $24.5 million.”

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/07/ted-cruz-trounces-gop-establishment-favorite-david-dewhurst-in-tx-primary/

  7. Mitt Romney responds:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/312830/culture-does-matter-mitt-romney

    Culture Does Matter
    By Mitt Romney

    During my recent trip to Israel, I had suggested that the choices a society makes about its culture play a role in creating prosperity, and that the significant disparity between Israeli and Palestinian living standards was powerfully influenced by it. In some quarters, that comment became the subject of controversy.

    But what exactly accounts for prosperity if not culture? In the case of the United States, it is a particular kind of culture that has made us the greatest economic power in the history of the earth. Many significant features come to mind: our work ethic, our appreciation for education, our willingness to take risks, our commitment to honor and oath, our family orientation, our devotion to a purpose greater than ourselves, our patriotism. But one feature of our culture that propels the American economy stands out above all others: freedom. The American economy is fueled by freedom. Free people and their free enterprises are what drive our economic vitality.

    The Founding Fathers wrote that we are endowed by our Creator with the freedom to pursue happiness. In the America they designed, we would have economic freedom, just as we would have political and religious freedom. Here, we would not be limited by the circumstance of birth nor directed by the supposedly informed hand of government. We would be free to pursue happiness as we wish. Economic freedom is the only force that has consistently succeeded in lifting people out of poverty. It is the only principle that has ever created sustained prosperity. It is why our economy rose to rival those of the world’s leading powers — and has long since surpassed them all.

    The linkage between freedom and economic development has a universal applicability. One only has to look at the contrast between East and West Germany, and between North and South Korea for the starkest demonstrations of the meaning of freedom and the absence of freedom.

    Israel is also a telling example. Like the United States, the state of Israel has a culture that is based upon individual freedom and the rule of law. It is a democracy that has embraced liberty, both political and economic. This embrace has created conditions that have enabled innovators and entrepreneurs to make the desert bloom. In the face of improbable odds, Israel today is a world leader in fields ranging from medicine to information technology.

    As the case of Israel makes plain, building a free society is not a simple task. Rather, it is struggle demanding constant courage and sacrifice. Even here in the United States, which from our inception as a nation has been blessed with freedom, we faced monumental challenges in harmonizing our ideals with our institutions. We fought a bloody civil war against slavery and it took a nonviolent civil-rights movement to bring political and social equality to all Americans. In these epic struggles we changed our “culture” and vastly improved it.

    I have just returned from a trip abroad. I visited three lands — Israel, Poland, and Great Britain — which are defined by their respective struggles for freedom. I met with some of the greatest heroes of those struggles. I am always glad to return to American soil. On this occasion, I am only strengthened in my conviction that the pursuit of happiness is not an American right alone. Israelis, Palestinians, Poles, Russians, Iranians, Americans, all human beings deserve to enjoy the blessings of a culture of freedom and opportunity.

  8. Texas has had a large population of hispanics for some time now. Since Texas, a state that is minority white, is such fertile ground for the Republican party, then one must assume that many hispanics there are republicans, or independents that lean republican. It shows that the republican party can persuade hispanics to vote for them, especially those who are not recent immigrants. Also, there seems to be many “white” hispanics in Texas from intermarrying with anglos. I suspect that these people as a whole are more supportive of republicans, and I base that guess on how well the republican party seems to do in elections there.

    In Florida, although this has more recently changed somewhat among younger voters especially, Cubans are a solid block of republican voters. Again, that flies in the face of the Suxteira (as in sucks to be him) fantasy. Also, there seems to be many “white” hispanics in Texas from intermarrying with anglos. I suspect that these people as a whole are more supportive of republicans, and I base that guess on how well the republican party seems to do in elections there.

    Two nights ago, I spoke with an x-militay man who was originally from Haiti. He was a black man, now retired, who spoke with a heavy accent. He is not votingfor Obama. It makes me wonder if Haitians are a segment of the black population who are possibly more conservative leaning. The man indicated that he was Catholic, too, so that might also have something to do with his political beliefs… X-military, Haitian immigrant, and Catholic. Romney needs to make contact with those who fit that description. 😉

  9. Sorry about not editing the duplicate correctly the duplicate commen about “white” hispanics above. Also, I am playing with that term since the democrats were so eager to use it when describing George Zimmerman.

  10. I also wanted to bring this to your attention. This might have been mentioned in the past here, but I didn’t know that the following was so. How nice, right?

    http://inthisdimension.com/

    D-Day Memorial and American Presidents

    In all the years since D-Day, there are three occasions on which an American president rejected making a memorial speech and/or visit honoring the American soldiers killed during the invasion that was the beginning of the end for the continential enemies of freedom.

    The occasions were:

    1. Barack Obama 2010
    2. Barack Obama 2011
    3. Barack Obama 2012

    For the past 68 years, all American presidents except Obama have paid tribute to the soldiers  who made the ultimate sacrifice on June 6, 1944, to return peace and freedom to europe.

    This year, instead of honoring the soldiers, he made a campaign trip on Air Force 1 to California to raise funds for the upcoming election – the election that will give him more “flexibility” in dealing with the Russians… you know.. those folks who have been trying since 1945 to remove the freedom those soldiers gave their lives to bring to europe….

  11. Don’t forget to visit a Chic-fil-a restaurant today if you support freedom of speech. Let the oft-too-offended left know that freedom of speech, and freedom of thought is for everyone, not just those who support their propaganda.

  12. Admin, it would be nice if you were working with the Romney campaign in some capacity. Your articles must cause obot heads to explode.

  13. GOP: W.H., Messina ‘failed’ on transparency
    By: Jennifer Epstein
    July 31, 2012 08:19 PM EDT

    House Republicans are accusing the Obama White House — and the president’s reelection campaign manager Jim Messina — of purposefully skirting disclosure rules and negating the administration’s often-repeated claim to be “the most transparent administration in history.” A House Energy and Commerce Committee report out Tuesday is stocked with emails sent from private addresses and meetings scheduled away from the building to avoid official record. Among these are several sent to a pharmaceutical industry lobbyist by Messina, then President Barack Obama’s then-deputy White House chief of staff, making promises about language for the health care reforms despite the resistance of then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the measure.

    “I will roll [P]elosi to get the 4 billion,” Messina wrote Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) lobbyist Jeffrey Forbes from his personal account just days before the Affordable Care Act cleared Congress in March 2010. “As you may have heard I am literally rolling over the house. But there just isn’t 8-10 billion.” The note related to the official business regarding an agreement reached by the Senate Finance Committee and PhRMA on the president’s health care law. Pelosi’s office referred to previous statements in which she declined to address the deal between the administration and PhRMA. The interactions between the Finance Committee and PhRMA were detailed in an earlier report from the Energy and Commerce Committee, but Messina’s use of his private email address — at issue because he was conducting government business on a non-government, undisclosed account — is a new revelation….
    http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=9CE3422E-F821-4561-B624-E97E09C3680F

  14. start printing the MR2 (squared) bumper stickers. Romney-Rubio.

    after rubio is crowned at the RNC ain’t no-body going to watch some no-name pretend latino mayor at the DNC. s-w-e-e-t!

  15. Obama Signals Negative Campaigning Has Failed

    At a recent fundraiser in New York City, President Obama told his high-dollar donors that he wanted to enter a new phase of this race, different from the negative campaigning that has thoroughly defined his reelection effort thus far. Is it a sign that all his attacks on Romney aren’t working?

    At his July 30 funder in the Big Apple, Obama assured his audience that he was about to pivot to a more positive campaign.

    “There is going to be, though, as the summer winds down and we get into the fall, the need for voters in these swing states to know not just what they’re voting against but also what they’re voting for,” he said. “And so we’ll be spending a lot of time talking about the specific agenda that I intend to pursue in the second term, which I think will make sure that this economy is going full guns.”

    Leaving aside his use of “guns” (there’s that “violent imagery” that the Old Media is always braying about), it is interesting to note that this issues-based campaign is exactly the sort of race Obama claimed he would initiate back in 2007 when he was running for his first term.

    In 2007, then-Senator Obama was so adamant about running a clean campaign that he claimed he’d fire any staffer that performed opposition research into his opponents’ private lives.

    But today we have a floundering economy, consumer spending is in the dumps, and things are so bad Obama is sending a “distress call” to former President Clinton to help save his campaign.

    Obama has been drowning in unforced gaffes of his own making. His revealing message to America’s achievers that “you didn’t build that” has dogged him since he said it. On foreign issues, he told Poland that they had “Polish death camps” in WWII instead of properly noting they were Nazi Death camps. Then there was the howler that his plan for the economy was successful — “it worked,” despite the continued downturn in nearly every category.

    With all these troubles, apparently the President’s pledge to run a kinder, gentler, issues-based campaign didn’t make a dent in the efforts of his Chicago-based attack machine. Team Obama has attacked Ann Romney because she rides horses for therapy as she battles Multiple Sclerosis. Team Obama has also compiled an enemies list of Romney donors and used their influence to have these donors attacked in the media and by government entities.

    Looks like lots of opposition research is going on, Mr. Obama.

    It’s been so vicious that even Obama’s top hatchet man, David Axelrod, is astonished that Obama isn’t getting “blown away.”

    Are those the sort of “Chicago values” that Mayor Emanuel was talking about?

    But maybe there is a reason Obama is floating the idea of pivoting to this new issue-oriented campaign. A recent poll from The Hill shows that Romney leads Obama with 48 percent of voters on strength of leadership. Obama has fallen to 44 percent on the question. 47 percent of voters also say that Romney shares their values, compared to 44 percent that think Obama does. Also alarming for Obama, a majority said that they trusted Romney more than they do Obama, 46 percent to 44 percent.

    With all these bad signs for his campaign, perhaps Obama feels that his avalanche of negative campaigning isn’t working?

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/07/31/The-Next-Obama-Pivot-Talking-About-Issues

  16. admin
    August 1st, 2012 at 12:33 am

    Thaniks SHV, we corrected the compass. 🙂
    —————–

    More pedantry.. but hers would be Northwest.

  17. admin
    August 1st, 2012 at 1:06 am

    Mitt Romney responds:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/312830/culture-does-matter-mitt-romney

    Culture Does Matter
    By Mitt Romney
    ———————————-

    THIS is what I am talking about when it comes to Romney. This is the perfect antidote to Obama, not any zingers, or 30 sec sound bites or not even some cautious attitude of ‘oh, he shouldn’t have said that.’ From what I have seen Romney seems to know what he is doing. He is putting the meat behind Bush’s superficial use of the word, freedom. Why! He is even making it intellectual. Perfect.

  18. A relevant quote from Margaret Thatcher:

    “You see, as Margaret Thatcher observed, “The problem with Socialism is that, eventually, you run out of OTHER people’s money.”

    Socialist economies around the world are collapsing like a house of cards; and the USA will collapse, also, unless we SEVER our support of foreign economies and “worst practices” in international banking.

    You see, only the USA can survive the collapse of Globalism. But we can’t survive it by enslaving the population and FORCING Socialist ideals down their throats. Socialism is an evolutionary dead-end, okay.”
    ……….

    And the downfall of the US would be signing on to the UN Treaty.

  19. Remember when Obama took office- He said he sent the bust of Churchill back to the UK..
    ________________

    Charles Krauthammer Gets White House Apology over Churchill Bust

    When White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer put up a “fact check” on the official White House blog last week he was pulling no punches. He pushed back on the “patently false” claim that “President Obama removed the bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office and sent it back to the British Embassy.” Pfeiffer singled out Charles Krauthammer for repeating this “rumor” in his weekly column.

    Only one big problem with Pfeiffer’s fact check. It was false. As noted here, there were photos of the Churchill bust in the British embassy after its return from the Oval Office in 2009. At some point Friday, Pfeiffer caught wind of the error and published an update to his original fact check. The update explained, in language that even the NY Times found confusing, that there were actually two busts of Churchill. One had indeed been returned to the British embassy, the other was on display in the White House residence.

    One thing Pfeiffer’s Friday afternoon update did not do was apologize to Charles Krauthammer for attacking him by name without having the facts. On Sunday, Krauthammer demanded a correction from the White House in a column published by the Washington Post. Krauthammer also asked for an apology but expressed skepticism that one would be forthcoming saying the Nationals would win the World Series first.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/07/31/Charles-Krauthammer-Gets-his-White-House-Apology-Over-Churchill-Bust

  20. In politics words are often used to obscure the truth. And when they are repeated often enough by people with influence they can become the big lie. The assertion that the senate election in Texas and prior thereto the senate election in Florida was a contest between the Tea Party and what is wrongly described as the “Republican mainstream” is a perfect case on point. This is a fabrication given to us by undermenchen in the dimocrat party who are committed to destroying this nation. And it is eagerly endorsed by RINOs. Truth to tell both of these contest represent the mega-political struggle which will define the future of this nation. The struggle between the Washington establishment and the rest of us. In a time of economic prospertiy there was room for us to live together. But now, the pie is not getting larger, i.e. 1.5 GDP growth, record debt, massive unemployment, this has become very much a zero sum game, i.e more for the establishment means less for the people. That is what the ultimate stuggle is about. In the last century, in times of economic distress, the revolt against a corrupt self serving establishment took a violent turn, i.e bolshevism and national socialism. This is the hidden motive behind gun control, and parallel attemepts, by the elites, to disenfranchise the American People. In our case, fortunately, the revolt has has taken the form of a group which asks for nothing more than a return to the founding principles of this nation, and is peaceful in its methods. And that is why the elites are keen to kill it. It is also why the dimocrat party turns to non white figures like Obama and now this Castro, who seek to destroy the system, rather than tea party people who merely wish to preserve it, and make it more honest. But if the bad guys here are successful, it will lay the groundwork for something worse. Like the old Hank Williams song says, I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive, nor will the elites, trust me.

  21. after rubio is crowned at the RNC ain’t no-body going to watch some no-name pretend latino mayor at the DNC. s-w-e-e-t!
    ——————–
    Especially when you cannot figure out which one is real, and which is the imposter. That too is a false dichotomy however. Why? Because the more likely possibility is they are both impostors.

  22. correction: this was to admins point about the San Antonio mayor and is brother. Not Marco Rubio. He is the real deal. The mayor makes me sick to look at, just as Obama does. There is alot of Eddy Haskell in both of them. Phony as a three dollar bill.

  23. “Culture Does Matter
    By Mitt Romney”

    Of course it does, in Palestine, or Egypt etc… how are women treated? how are christians treated? How are secular/moderate muslims — the few there are–treated? How is free thought that doesn’t follow Shariah law treated? Why is it a son of a Syrian immigrant, Steve Jobs, could succeed in America, and I would bet Israel also, but not a chance he could have succeed in Syria itself, heck, it sure wasn’t because of the bridges and roads…. the culture matters, respect for the individual matters, respect for the individual over govt (at least that’s the original template of this country (for that matter other democraes) matters.

    Why is it a small country like Israel can thrive, and others around it cannot? Culture, freedom for the individual matters… Singapore’s economy is another perfect example, so is Hong Cong’s economy. And then there’s Palestine, etc… where they want to stop women from working, ban bananas, hurt/kill Christians/nonmuslims, make shariah law the law of the land.

    Of course culture matter.

    Good job Romney.

  24. “Another day, another Democrat-heavy poll sample.” Byron York, referring to the new NYT poll, which was so obciously dem heavy in its polling.

    I never realized how the lefy media people manipulate the numbers, the WHI articles have been great in explaining, as have all these breitbart, Ace of Spades sites, etc etc etc…

    All skewed towards dems in their polling samples.

  25. So amusing to see the Obot MSM go after Romney on his overseas trip, I remember in 2008, everyone of these lefty media were gushing, covering up for their messaih. The speech in Germany in front of the Budenscend (sp?), not one damn media reported that there was a concert near by and the concert goers were then offered free booze and pizza to attend barry’s little speech.

    Obot MSM, irrelevant lefty hacks, these people aren’t reporters, just an extension of the OTurd campaign.

  26. To my prior point in re. the Washington establishment vs the people, and how the former attempt to co-opt the tea party people when they cannot manage to defeat them in the primary. They want guys who will sit in a room and do grand bargains which enrich the infrastructure of Washington–the lobbyist, the lawyers, the bureaucrats, the trade association, and the fundrasisers, even as they impoverish the nation.
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    The media views these races as the “fringe” taking over. But the media has been and is as much a part of the problem as the people being thrown on the ash heap of history in these primaries. The media likes the “smart” guys who sit in the room and make deals. Voters increasingly want people to say not just “no” but “hell no.”

    Should Ted Cruz win the general election, and the odds are in his favor, he will join Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Pat Toomey, and Ron Johnson as yet another Senator who owed his nomination more to Jim DeMint than the Republican leaders in Congress.

    Already, as the sun rises this morning, there is a great game of co-opting happening. Republican leaders and conservative establishmentarians are already whispering that Ted is a “reasonable” and “smart” conservative. “He won’t be like Jim DeMint.”

    Ted Cruz established himself by being like Jim DeMint. He better remember that as the great fellating of his ego by Washington insiders begins. The Republicans in Washington aim to co-opt him, to pacify him, and to make him an ally in preservation of the status quo. They will use conservative editorialists, fundraisers, and others to do the dirty work. They will try to surround him with staff who can “tame” him and “show him the ropes.” They will push conservative think tankers on him who know the game and where their real allegiance is. They will try to undermine him while building him up.

    Washington insiders always try to bring outsiders to the inside. Jim DeMint remains a hero to the antiestablishment crowd because that crowd knows he won’t be bought off. Ted Cruz will, we can all hope and expect, be a Texas version of Jim DeMint, and not just another go along to get along Republican on the way past $16 trillion in debt.

    http://www.redstate.com/erick/2012/08/01/the-establishments-near-sexual-advances-on-ted-cruz-are-about-to-begin/

  27. tim
    August 1st, 2012 at 7:48 am
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    Yea. And the one that got to me was the comment by bug-eyed Cokehead Roberts (same set of bug eyes as her daddy, Hale Boggs–must be a dominant genetic trait) who said that the whole purpose of the trip to Poland, was not to reassure an ally, not to reclaim our leadership role, not to reinforce the commonalities between the people of our respective nations, but to nail down white ethnic voters. Big bug eyes require even bigger political blinders, and it would appear Cokehead is well covered in that department.

  28. Just listened to Harry Reid’s little rant about how Romney might not have paid taxes for 10 years because he hasn’t released them (nice and obvious coordination with the new felon ad from OTurd). gee then, maybe people should be worried that Reid hasn’t paid his taxes for 10 years either, because he sure hasn’t released them! In fact, I would even extend that to over 500 members of congress who haven’t released 10 years worth of their taxes, maybe they haven’t been paying taxes for 10 years as well!

  29. re wbboei – Cokehead Roberts AKA NPR
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    There is an association of NPR and MoveOn made below. Expect it could be argued as to whether they worked together. Regardless. Here it is.

    … [Donnie] Box describes himself as a “gun-toting liberal” and said his fellow former co-worker who appears in the film, Pat Wells, is a tea party conservative.”Here you’ve got a liberal and a conservative together and we’re in a political ad against Mitt Romney,” Box said.
    Box said he was first contacted for the steel plant story by National Public Radio and the left-leaning political group moveon.org. The film’s producer said he supports Republican Rick Perry’s presidential campaign.
    http://www.kmbc.com/Anti-Romney-Ad-Spotlights-KC-Steel-Plant/-/11664900/12261576/-/item/1/-/aqc13ez/-/index.html

  30. There are a number of books out on Obama. Some of them a glowing assessments of his 2008 campaign by big media supporters which are largely excercises in mutual masturbation. They have been superceded by the record extant of is presidency. Their only relevance is to Republican strategists who have the playbook of their opponent.

    There are books which try to fathom who Obama really is, who controls him, and the policy implications. Needless to say these are far more valable than the self serving tripe represented by the former genre. And their relevance to the current election remains relevant to everyone. They go to the larger issue of whether he is trustworthy.

    There are books which reveal how he rose to the top, and provide the unvarnished truth of who he threw under the bus in his rise to the top. Ed Klein’s book The Amateur is the most current example. It proves to a fare thee well, Admins point that Obama cannot be trusted, by friend or foe. They provide insight into his character-or lack thereof.

    There are books which analyze the record extant of his presidency to date, the policy failures it has engendered, the lies, the hypocrisy and the self serving tripe which are his unique imprimatur. The new book by David Linbaugh is a good example–well researched, hard hitting, fair and objective, near as I can tell.

    There are books which attempt to analyze the inner workings of his White House. The best example of this is Bob Woodward’s book. The problem with these books is they are like blind men feeling the elephant and they reveal a pro Washington DC bias. During Watergate, Ben Bradley almost fired Woodward because he could not trust him.

    And now we see books which aim to tell us what Obama’s agenda for a second term is likely to be. Brenda Elliots new book is a case in point. This book has great potential value, because it focuses on the future as opposed to the past. Elections are based on the future, the baseline is where we are now, and the where we hope to be in the future.

  31. Obama is a supporter of regionalism and wants to eliminate the suburbs. Well, I live in a NY suburb and I like it here. My family moved here many years ago to get away from the problems of the city. I was able to grow up in a safe, clean environment. Now he wants to merge the small towns with the city slums.

    I guess it is his idea of sharing the wealth.

    http://www.lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=693498

    Any middle class suburbanite who votes for this despot is a moron!

  32. On the local channels, Richards is stating if he selects Rubio, that it will cause O a split in the Hispanic vote that could hurt him. I guess I am not sure why he is stating this, as you would think they would keep quiet about this. However, knowing every political move is planned, there must be a reason for Richards to bring this up and in a negative way.

  33. Sorry, Richardson. I detest the man so much, I can no longer spell his name right, well atleast that is my excuse.

  34. Twice I have posted on this blog, a quote from one of my heroes, the late George Kennan, who was one of Roosevelts Four wise men, a model for what I would like to be if I were only good enough–which I am not. This quote, gleaned from decades of experience serving American Presidents, and informed by up close and personal contacts with the democrats and totalitarians who shaped the twentieth century, wisely opined that every adminstration becomes at some point an administration under seige. That is where I see the Obama administration now on the eve of the election. Gone is the fantasy of demographic realignment, perpetual power, and a brave new world. What we have now is real world stuff rather than the maunderings of a toxic dream. And now within the Obama Administration we see stress forces working their way out to the periphery and bearing on his ability to govern the nation, or to put forth a coherent campaign message. How different from four years ago, when he had a blank pad to write on and big media covered up his history, and vilified those who attempted to learn something about him beyond the carefully scripted message they promoted.

  35. What made the death of Tim Russert a profoundly sad event for me was not the death of that scumbag. That is not to say that I would be opposed to honoring him in the manner he deserves, by pissing on his grave, if whe could only find it. The sadness I felt was for the death of an honest media, which was devoted to informing the public, and the concomitant rise of a media which is a propaganda arm of the establishment, and sees any manifestation of democratic leanings from the populace as a mortal threat to its domination of our political system. This was manifest in the three day self congratulatory orgy which big media promoted. I would expect this, of course, on big media. But we saw it as well on CBS and FOX, who march to a higher drum than their counterparts at NBC, ABC, CNN. Not for nothing did Phil Griffin head of MSNBC tell the Young Turk we are the administration. That admission is as shocking and as much of a smoking gun, as Obama when off slipped the mask and he uttered those profound words which leave no doubt as to his ideological core, i.e. you did not build this.

  36. Sorry, Richardson. I detest the man so much, I can no longer spell his name right, well atleast that is my excuse.
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    Amen. An evil pinata. If a blindfolded child were to strike him with a stick, lord only know what manner of corruption, flotsam and jetsome woud spew forth.

  37. On the local channels, Richards is stating if he selects Rubio, that it will cause O a split in the Hispanic vote that could hurt him. I guess I am not sure why he is stating this, as you would think they would keep quiet about this. However, knowing every political move is planned, there must be a reason for Richards to bring this up and in a negative way.
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    Three (3) possiblities occur to me:

    1. Obama, why hast thou forsaken me, when I helped put you in. And why in a second term are you determined to install Kerry as SOS when you know full well I wanted the job?

    2. Obama, if he selects Rubio, you had better cast Biden overboard and select me, if you hope to retain the hispanic vote.

    3. Romney, please do not throw us into the bramble bush. We got something on him.

  38. admin
    July 31st, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Sarah Palin, take a bow. She campaigned for Cruz displaying once again her ability to force change.

    Take a bow indeed.They have tried their best to destroy her.But she is like my old Timex takes a licking and keeps on ticking 🙂

  39. Further to my prior comment about the stress factors which are rising to the surface in the Obama Adminstration, as it becomes an administration under seige, three are salient: First, the influence of Soros who controls the money of the party, and has his Open Society Institute formulating the globalist agenda, aided and abetted by his regulatory czar. Second, the elevation of muslims to the status of a protected class under the malignant influence of Jarhead Jarrett, who must be the most overwhelmed person in Washington if she has any inkling of the sumumi which is coming at her. Third, the rascist agenda of his wife, who loves to spend taxpayer money on herself. Obama is a cipher, but even his head must be ready to explode.

  40. holdthemaccountable
    August 1st, 2012 at 8:42 am
    re wbboei – Cokehead Roberts AKA NPR
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    There is an association alright. NPR and Move-On are not anti establishment entities they claim to be. They, like their juronoisters and msnbc are charter members of the left wing of the establishment. Anyone who sees them as objective and non partisan is a fool. They savage Republican policies on the grounds of principle but when those policies are continued by Dimocrats, they abandon their professed political principles. How else does one explain the fact that when General Patreus worked for Bush Move on called him General Betray Us, but when he worked for Obama those criticims evaporated in thin air, because he was now Obama’s general, and we must not criticize anyone who works for Obama. Look at how NPR treated Obot Juan when he deviated from their script. These people are devoid of principle. They are simply another defender of the establishment. For their own benefit, young people particlarly should realize that these organizations are treating them like mushrooms–keeping them in the dark and feeding them shit.

  41. If it is not Rubio then the announcement will come before the convention. If it is Rubio or someone equally surprising then Romney will likely wait until the convention for maximum impact.

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/07/31/romney-preps-swing-state-blitz-stirring-v-p-speculation/

    Washington (CNN) – Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign is quietly laying the groundwork for a high-profile blitz of several key battleground states in the run-up to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, and Republicans briefed on the plans say it has all the trappings of a vice presidential rollout tour.

    On the heels of his rocky trip overseas, Romney will spend the coming days maintaining the kind of schedule he has kept for much of the summer, with appearances and fundraisers in medium-sized cities in various swing states. Romney will visit Colorado, Nevada and Indiana this week, and make stops in Ohio next week.

    But beginning August 10th, Romney will ramp up his campaign operation with a splashy four-day bus tour targeting the largest media markets in several of the states that will decide the November election, CNN has learned.

    And in a show of force and party unity, Romney will be joined at each stop by prominent Republican officials and campaign surrogates.

    Some details are still murky, and Republicans cautioned that they are subject to change, but on August 11th, Romney will hit three of Virginia’s biggest population hubs – the Washington, D.C. metro area, Richmond and Norfolk – before heading down to North Carolina the following day.

    On Aug. 13, the Monday after the Olympic Summer Games finish in London, Romney will arrive in Florida for campaign stops in Jacksonville, Orlando and Miami.

    Romney aides are also scouting multiple campaign venues in Ohio for later that week, knowledgeable Republican sources told CNN. Other states may also be added to the itinerary that week.

    Sounds like V.P. week,” said one Republican familiar with the schedule, who did not want to be identified revealing the campaign’s plans. “Hitting the big markets in the big states. It just makes sense.”

    A Romney campaign official confirmed that a bus tour is being organized before convention week, but said the theme of the tour would be Romney’s vision for the economy.

    Revealing the vice presidential pick in the week prior to the convention would be a logical choice for the Romney campaign, which would be able to generate maximum media attention in the late summer lull between the conclusion of the Olympics and the convention.

  42. About that poll:

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/08/01/cbsnytquinnipiac-swing-state-polls-show-obama-hitting-50/

    Now let’s take a look at the partisan breakdown (D/R/I) in the sample data for each state, and compare them to 2008 and 2010 exit polling:

    Florida: CBS/NYT 36/27/32, 2008 37/34/29, 2010 36/36/29
    Ohio: CBS/NYT 35/27/32, 2008 39/31/30, 2010 36/37/28
    Pennsylvania: CBS/NYT 38/32/26, 2008 44/37/18, 2010 40/37/23

    The CBS/NYT model has Democrats a +9 in Florida when in 2008 they were only a +3 and an even split in the 2010 midterms. Ohio’s sample has exactly the split in 2008 (D+8), which is nine points better than Democrats did in the midterms. Pennsylvania’s numbers (D+6) come closest to a rational predictive model, somewhere between 2008′s D+7 and 2010′s D+3, but still looking mighty optimistic for Democratic turnout.

    In other words, these polls are entirely predictive if one believes that Democrats will outperform their turnout models from the 2008 election in Florida and Ohio. That would require a huge boost in Democratic enthusiasm and a sharp dropoff in Republican enthusiasm — which is exactly the opposite that Gallup found last week.

  43. Jbstonesfan: for your own benefit, I implore you to read or re-read the following which I posted previously to relieve you and other of these anxieties in re polls that have no relationship to what will occur in November. It is from a thoughtful rabbi and law professor in Orange County who offers the right perspective on these matters.
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    Wouldn’t Touch It with a Ten-Foot Poll
    By Dov Fischer

    We hear a great deal about the polls measuring the relative electoral strengths today of President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. For weeks the candidates have been running neck-and-neck, as in the fascinating Rasmussen “Daily Tracking Poll.” Electoral swing states like Florida, Ohio, Virginia, and Colorado gain extra attention, with swings of three points raising eyebrows. Of course, at the same time, pundits note no real movement in most polls despite weeks of Obama’s negative campaigning against Romney’s private-enterprise experience, his repeated demands that Romney release a decade of tax records beyond anything that any law in this country requires, and a series of Obama autocratic enactments aimed at pandering to discrete voting blocs: holding down interest on student loans, ordering non-enforcement of immigration laws, stating that he will visit Israel at the start of second presidential term, promoting jealousy and social division between and among economic classes, and on and on.
    Amid the polls upon polls, we look back at specifics from an election thirty-two years ago. The Democrats’ candidate was incumbent President Jimmy Carter, seeking re-election. The Republican candidate, Ronald Reagan of California, had been a two-term governor but also was depicted as a dangerous war-monger as well as a Hollywood buffoon. In the mix, Rep. John Anderson ran as a third-party candidate. The election would take place on November 4, 1980.
    January 29, 1980. The ABC-Lou Harris Poll headlines: “Carter Now Far Ahead of Both Reagan and Bush.” The survey explains: “President Carter so dominates the American political scene now that his margin over Ronald Reagan in a post-Iowa trial heat has risen to an overwhelming 65-31 percent. … So-called ‘swing’ groups of voters, whose support is indispensable to either party in a close election, are also going for Carter by massive margins.”
    March 10, 1980. The ABC-Lou Harris Poll headlines: “Ford Leads Both Carter and Reagan.” In the poll, Republican voters express a preference that ex-President Gerald R. Ford, who remains eligible to run for the White House, seek the presidency as their party’s candidate against incumbent Jimmy Carter. Among Republicans, he outpolls former California Governor Ronald Reagan by 36-32 percent. The same poll measures how Reagan would do if pitted directly against President Carter among the broader electorate, including Democrats and independents. Reagan trails Carter by a whopping 58-40 percent. The prior November, Carter led Reagan by 53-44 percent. So Carter is pulling away from Reagan even more dramatically. “In the test runs among the total electorate, Reagan runs behind Carter in every region, except the South, where the two are in a 49-49 percent dead heat.”

    April 1, 1980. Gallup has Carter leading Reagan by 48-43 percent. On May 15, 1980, the Christian Science Monitor reports on a new ABC-Lou Harris poll showing that third-party candidate John Anderson now is almost even with both Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. Anderson is at 29 percent, Carter at 31, and Reagan at 35. A month later, the Washington Post headlines on June 19: “Carter, Reagan in Dead Heat, Poll Reports.”
    Spring 1980. Gallup has Carter ahead of Reagan by 43 to 35 percent.

    Reagan starts moving into higher gear in July, as the Republican Party convention pummels Carter, but amid reports of Reagan gaining momentum, the Washington Post headlines on August 10: “New Polls Show Closer ’80 Race: New Polls Suggest Carter-Reagan Race Getting Tighter.” On September 14, the Washington Post has Reagan and Carter tied at 37 percent, with Carter starting to run away with the South. On September 21, the New York Times headlines: “New Poll in Texas Shows Carter Leading Reagan.” The poll shows Carter leading by 42-34 percent. Similarly, on September 28, the Washington Post headlines: “Carter Gains on Reagan in Virginia Polls . . . Statistics Cast Doubt on Certainty of November Victory for the GOP.”

    On October 20, the CBS-New York Times poll has Carter beating Reagan by 43-41. On October 25, ABC-Harris has Reagan ahead by three points at 45-42. However, Gallup reports the next day that Carter is ahead 45-42. On October 27, CBS-New York Times has Carter ahead 42-39. On October 30, the Washington Post has Carter ahead by 43-39. The CBS-New York Times poll of November 1, 1980 shows some Reagan movement as the race reaches the wire, with the governor inching ahead 44-43, well within the margin of error. Gallup has Reagan up by three points that day. Finally, on election eve, November 3, 1980, the New York Times headlines this story by Adam Clymer: “Reagan and Carter Stand Nearly Even in Last Polls[.]”

    The actual vote takes place on November 4. Ronald Reagan receives 51 percent of the vote, Carter a paltry 41 percent. It is a landslide.

    Today, we live in the 24-hour news cycle. With cable news emblazoning another non-urgent “Fox News Alert” every five minutes, while CNN and MSNBC desperately compete, all augmented by better talk radio than we had before Rush Limbaugh emerged on the scene, we understandably are hungry for the latest daily tracking, and the free-enterprise system obligingly feeds us. It therefore is valuable to look back on the 1980 polls to remember that the real election and the polls that matter begin in earnest only with the two national party conventions: the Republicans in Tampa, Florida from August 27-30, and the Democrats (the ones not afraid to be photographed attending, at least) in Charlotte, North Carolina’s Time Warner Cable Arena from September 4-6.

    We may expect that Romney will surge ahead from the gridlock by the end of August and that Obama will re-tighten it after he appears amid Greek or Roman columns — whichever are lighter to deliver and cheaper to rent. Nevertheless, we also may anticipate that the Republicans will have so much more material to shellac during their four days, and the two conventions may end with a few points’ gap finally opening.

    As Labor Day passes, people will start paying closer attention. Romney will be allowed by law to start spending from his campaign war chest, and his advertising will shift into a new gear. People will be tired of hearing about Romney’s dog and his taxes and Bain Capital. They will become more interested in hearing about unemployment and disappointing jobs reports and misery indices. They will want to know how their Senate and House candidates will vote on repealing the ObamaCare they want repealed.

    Interest groups on the right will become increasingly riled, setting aside misgivings about Romney, surging into orbit as they contemplate the looming prospect of four more years of Obama if they falter. Latino voters will be invited to consider how much higher their jobless numbers have risen under Obama and to wonder why Obama did not address immigration issues when he and Pelosi controlled the House handily, while Harry Reid had a filibuster-proof Senate. Seniors will learn that their Medicare is imperiled by ObamaCare. College students, who were so jazzed four years ago about hope and change, will be less inclined to miss class or a concert or a TV episode on their laptops or iPads for the sketchy purpose of casting a vote for the president who has consigned them to the worst unemployment numbers that young people have known in generations, with bleak prospects in the forecast.

    And then there will be whatever debates transpire. They can be ultimate game-changers. Reagan won his elections at the debate podium. Ford lost his when he painted himself into a corner, claiming that Eastern Europe was not under Soviet hegemony. John McCain was awful — too polite, too correct, too little. He let Obama talk down to him, calling him “John,” and he let Obama slip one misstatement after another past him. He was too polite to discuss Obama’s associations with Rev. Jeremiah Wright or unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers or Tony Rezko. In short, as tough and heroic as he was in uniform, McCain was not suited to the task of running for president of the United States.
    We now know Obama. He is oh-so-cool, never touches a banisteras he walks down the airplane steps, performs on late-night talk shows. Yet he is not the Great Communicator. He is only as smooth as his nearest teleprompter. He can be challenged, and he has to defend numbers and facts that are not only appalling, but outright embarrassing: unemployment exceeding 8 percent, real underemployment at close to 15 percent, a national debt grown to 16 trillion, national security leaks from his White House, Fast and Furious, Solyndra, the Keystone pipeline. It will be Romney’s election to lose, and if Romney is not ready for Obama after some twenty Republican primary debates that spanned six months between August 2011 and February 2012, then he never will be.
    However, whether Romney is ready or not, the poll numbers that matter will unfold in the final weeks or days, the way they always do.

    Dov Fischer, adjunct professor of law at Loyola Law School, is a columnist for several online magazines and is rabbi of Young Israel of Orange County. He blogs at rabbidov.com.

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/07/wouldnt_touch_it_with_a_ten-foot_poll.html#ixzz22240GqPS

  44. So why does jbjonesfan ALWAYS post NEGATIVE polling, but refuses to post positive R polling. Admin, you have explained this to them a thousand times. I feel that they are not learning, and their whole purpose is to try to elicite panic on the blog. Does anyone else feel this way.

  45. I read it wbboei and appreciate it. This new poll was on my homepage and I was surprised as recent polls have Romney up nationally. The article you provide, along with Adm. break down of the polls explains some of these results. However, we are all counting on a less enthusiastic democratic base (that is why Bill is being brought in) and a very enthusiastic GOP base. Watching Palin last night, I am still not convinced she is going to work hard to get the Tea Party to rally around Romney. In contrast, I have the feeling that the AA’s, Jews, single woman, and young people, when push comes to shove will turn out for their messiah.

  46. http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/01/obama-supporters-barraged-with-pleas-for-cash/

    Obama Supporters Barraged With Pleas for Cash

    Each plea for money from President Obama and his allies has become more urgent and desperate than the last.

    His campaign’s chief operating officer said on Monday that “we’ve gotten our behinds handed to us.”

    Vice President Joe Biden warned on the same day that Mr. Obama would lose if “the other side spends us into oblivion.”

    Michele Obama worried aloud about waking up on election day “wondering if I could have done more.” And Al Gore, the former vice president, said victories by the “extremist fringe” would “spell disaster” for the country.

    The answer, according to all of them? A donation of $3 (or more) by midnight on Tuesday. (The e-mails don’t say “Pretty please!” — yet.)

    The urgent and repeated appeals, sent to millions of Mr. Obama’s supporters via e-mail and text messages, are a vivid reminder that the president’s campaign is likely to raise significantly less than Mitt Romney and Republicans for the third month in a row in July.

    Neither campaign has released their fund-raising totals for the month yet. They are required to report those totals to the Federal Elections Commission by Aug. 15.

    In the meantime, the result is a Democratic campaign that is trying to portray the sitting president as a financial underdog whose ability to stay in the White House depends on the largess of his army of everyday supporters.

    “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,” Mr. Obama said to his supporters in an e-mail late last week.

    Accompanying the e-mail was a link to donate in exchange for a chance to attend his “birthday get-together” in August.

    The dire hand-wringing is partly tactical for a campaign that is likely to have more than enough money to execute its strategy. By appearing desperate, Mr. Obama’s campaign hopes it can persuade more of its supporters to donate now, rather than later.

    But in fact, Mr. Obama is facing a quandary his 2008 campaign team never even contemplated: a rival whose fund-raising operation appears better positioned to tap into both the deep pockets of wealthy donors and the economic frustrations of average Americans.

    In May, that translated into a $17 million edge for Mr. Romney. The next month, the Republican candidate and the party apparatus took in $37 million more than Mr. Obama and the Democratic party structure.

    And that understates the advantage that Mr. Romney could have in the fall campaign as well-financed outside political groups pour hundreds of millions of dollars into ads against the president.

    In briefings with reporters, Mr. Obama’s campaign predicted total spending on Mr. Romney’s behalf of $1.25 billion. “Make no mistake, we will be outspent,” a top adviser to Mr. Obama said at a Washington briefing for the media in July.

    Regardless of the real impact on Mr. Obama’s campaign operations, there’s an image problem to worry about.

    The appeals for donations occasionally recall the “Everything 80 percent off! Going out of Business” sales that try to entice customers into the store. And yet, Mr. Obama’s campaign team has clearly calculated that it is willing to risk leaving that kind of impression if it means raising more money.

    One of the many e-mails sent by the Obama campaign to supporters on Monday had the subject line: Romney defeats Obama?

    The e-mail from Mr. Biden warned that such a headline might be possible on the day after the election if supporters don’t dig deep into their pockets now.

    “Don’t let anyone convince you that this is a sure thing — our opponents have almost unlimited resources at their disposal, and we already know they’ll outspend us by a good amount,” Mr. Biden warned. “What we do now decides the headlines on November 7th.”

    Not to be outdone, Mr. Romney’s campaign manager forwarded Mr. Biden’s e-mail to the Republican’s list of supporters, describing the vice president’s appeal as “quite telling.”

    “We’ve had enough of the scare tactics and blame games from President Obama and the Democrat attack machine,” Matt Rhoades, Mr. Romney’s campaign manager, wrote. “Americans want real solutions and a real leader — not more excuses and unmet promises.”

    Mr. Rhoades’s solution: “Donate $10 or more to make sure the headlines read correctly in 100 days.”

  47. The democrats would love for Romney to pick Rubio.

    Rubio’s parents were not yet US citizens when he was born, therefore Marco Rubio is not a Natural Born Citizen. By choosing him for the ticket Romney will have taken away the eligibility issue from the republicans.

    It will also leave ‘birthers’ with no one to vote for. I know for a fact that many of them will stay home rather than vote for an ineligible candidate. I know that from reading blogs and also from personal friends.

  48. admin
    August 1st, 2012 at 10:33 am
    If it is not Rubio then the announcement will come before the convention. If it is Rubio or someone equally surprising then Romney will likely wait until the convention for maximum impact.
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    Agreed. For one thing, Romney has shown a commendable ability to not rise to the bait thrust in his face by big media. He has been willing to bide his time, knowing that the longer he waits the greater the anticipation is. This is not something he needs to reveal in the moment. And the counterveiling risk of waiting too long is not present.

  49. So why does jbjonesfan ALWAYS post NEGATIVE polling, but refuses to post positive R polling
    =====================

    Because we have to keep in mind what we are up against. None of us saw it coming until it was too late in 08. I enjoy this site because it is informative and like others, I am appalled and disgraced by the policies of Obama. However, I am not going to be blind to the realities that stand in the way of defeating Obama. I, like most others here I assume have been angry, depressed, and bitter for almost 4 years. I just don’t want to set myself up for more disappointment. I guess in psychology they call it a defense mechanism and I project my own fears on the board(less frequently I may add).

  50. I enjoyed a chicken biscuit for the first time for breakfast this am from Chik-Fil-A. There was a guy there wearing a shirt that was a U S Flag and a police car going through the drive-thru. And I brought some home. So there, you lilly livered lemon sucking uber left liberal loon who wishes those to die who do not agree with your worldview, Roseanne Barr. Pffffffffft.

  51. His campaign’s chief operating officer said on Monday that “we’ve gotten our behinds handed to us.”

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    Oh . . . I get it . . .

    It isn’t a question of burn rate, and starting the massive spending too early on arguments that have failed to move the needle. It was and is the fact that the Republicans are outraising us.

    Thank you so much for the clarification.

    Liar!

  52. Re: jbstonesfan
    August 1st, 2012 at 11:08 am

    But, but but jb, you are a lawyer and a smart person. Why on earth do you fall for every liberal poll and lie out there and then perpetuate them here? Of course this is a battle in the war, and there will be many more.

    Instead of trying to shield against disappointment, why not get off your duff and DO something positive; any little thing positive will have a greater affect than the biggest negative possibly could. Stop being such an Eeyore trying to bring us all down.

    You know I love you, but this doom and gloom is counter productive. Be positive, work hard to make a difference. Cheer up, we are all going to live until we die but in-between now and then you can make a positive difference.

  53. I am . My mother-in-law and I started volunteering at Romney headquarters here in Palm Beach County . You can imagine the frustration I have as a once liberal Jew trying to convince a heavily Jewish demographic here NOT to vote for Obama starting with my own Mom.

  54. Re: Leanora
    August 1st, 2012 at 11:03 am

    So, post proof that Obama AND Romney are natural born citizens!!!! There was no massive rising up when the NOT natural born citizen was selected in 2008; and Romney’s father was born in Mexico. DO NOT GO THERE unless you are willing to vet them all and force them out of the election process for NOT being a natural born citizen. What is sauce for goose is sauce for the gander.

    I live in probably the most important swing state and FLORIDA would love for Rubio to be chosen as VP and placed on the ticket. There are a lot more votes for Rubio than against him……….in Florida and in all the other states that have a strong conservative base, a big hispanic base, and a big latino standing; and for that matter that has a large population who just not stupid.

  55. Re: jbstonesfan
    August 1st, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Thank you and your mil. I personally very much appreciate that.

  56. Re: jbstonesfan
    August 1st, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Thank you and your mil. I personally very much appreciate that.

  57. Jbstonesfan. I hear you. None of us want to be disappointed. But the flip side of the argument is that the planets are no longer in alignment for Obama as they were in 2008. And we have yet to hear the lion roar. What we know now is that the economy is in the tank, nothing Obama has tried has worked, he has been shown to be a captive of special interests rather than the positive change agent he posed as in 2008, he has shown himself to be a negative campaigner, the Republicans will have more money, the Obama playbook is known, and arguably most important of all perhaps, Romney is not McCain. The cumulative effect of these differences render assessments based on what happened in 2008 by pollsters projecting turnout and other political assumptions obsolete. And yet they do persist in the media and elsewhere. Right or wrong, this is the faith that guides me.

  58. I think the debates will be very important…as long as MR is prepared for the traps and MSM debate questions to trip him…as long as he has his responses and deflections ready…I think MR will outshine the stuttering O…

    Mitt will have a chance to show his intelligence, his maturity, and finally his “adult in the room” presence…his earnestness to get the country going again…

    I cannot wait for the debates…

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

    also another thing…alot can be seen from the eyes…MR has a very sincere look in his eyes…very fatherly…O always seems to be smirking or glaring…like he is up to some mischief…there will be a big contrast on the stage during the debates…finally O will have someone that visually is his size and frankly has a more impressive stature…an older man with more real experience…and accomplishments that “he built” himself

  59. jbstonesfan
    August 1st, 2012 at 11:24 am

    I am . My mother-in-law and I started volunteering at Romney headquarters here in Palm Beach County . You can imagine the frustration I have as a once liberal Jew trying to convince a heavily Jewish demographic here NOT to vote for Obama starting with my own Mom.
    —————
    Admirable.

  60. jbstonesfan
    August 1st, 2012 at 11:24 am
    —————————–
    In that case, I expect that you have found Romney’s trip to Israel, his assertion that Jerusalem is the capital, and the Republican Jewish Committee ads to be helpful to the undecided people you are trying to convince. Lest we forget, the core issue in this election is saving not just one, but two great nations from Obama and others who aim to destroy them.

  61. gonzotx
    August 1st, 2012 at 11:41 am
    So nice to know that the fraud has all the time in the world to tweet phelps.FREAKING LOSER

    ——————-
    Hardly surprising. When you have the perks of the president, no interest in sound governance, and develop blisters on your hands from hitting too many golf balls, it is nice to have something to fall back on.

  62. ShortTermer
    August 1st, 2012 at 11:11 am
    ———————–
    Yes, there is that. Or, as FDR said, I don’t care what they say about me as long as you spell the name right. Obviously, this is good advertising. People who have never heard of the restaurant are now eating there. I do doubt this is what the executive had in mind when he expressed his opinion on gay marriage, but the thuggish response by Obamacrats and their concomitant indifference to pure hate mongers like Farakan makes it utterly impossible for reasonable minds to take their objections seriously.

  63. Seniors will learn that their Medicare is imperiled by ObamaCare.

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

    My former?-Bot friend is upset to learn that his insulin is going way up in price, because it’s no longer available from its former non-US source. I told him there might be a connection….

    (No, this isn’t an issue specific to Medicare, sfaik, but stopping imports of prescription meds was a feature of Obamacare from its beginning.)

  64. Why is it a son of a Syrian immigrant, Steve Jobs, could succeed in America, and I would bet Israel also, but not a chance he could have succeed in Syria itself, heck, it sure wasn’t because of the bridges and roads….

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

    Huh? Syria doesn’t have enough bridges and roads? But that would be a point for Warren. Or does he mean Syria has plenty of bridges and roads, but he thinks that Jobs couldn’t have succeeded there for some other reason?

  65. Socialist economies around the world are collapsing like a house of cards [….]

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

    Worse than other economies? That could use some fact-checking. Iceland is certainly recovering faster than most.

  66. Rev. William Owens, head of the Coalition of African American Pastors, said that President Obama’s support for gay marriage may cost him the election due by weakening his support among black voters.

    “He has not done a smart thing and it might cost him the election,” Owens said during a press conference today at the National Press Club today. “There are more people that want marriage to be right than there are homosexuals.”

    Owens, who said he supported Obama in 2008, announced that CAAP is launching a “Mandate for Marriage” campaign around the country to urge black voters to withhold their support from Obama unless he retracts his support for gay marriage.

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/black-pastors-obama-does-not-have-the-black-vote-in-the-bag/article/2503598?custom_click=rss

  67. August 1st, 2012 at 5:53 am
    http://www.insideline.com/chevrolet/volt/2012/2012-chevrolet-volt-becomes-centerpiece-of-smart-community.html

    I don’t know how these people could all go along with this.

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

    Maybe they want to live with less automobile exhaust? (Though I’m not sure 55 or even 100 electric cars will be enough for a good test. On a quick read, I didn’t see how many families total were in the “700-acre” test area.)

    From the article:
    AUSTIN, Texas — Maybe it should be renamed “Chevrolet Volt-ville.” The largest concentration of Chevrolet Volts in the country will play a key role in helping Texas residents in a 700-acre planned community as they test the impact of “smart homes” and other green technology, like electronic vehicles.
    GM calls it the greatest concentration of Chevrolet Volts in the world.

  68. jbjonesfan

    I appreicate the courteous discussion, and I also want to reiterate that this is not 2008. There is NOW a track record, the economy which won him the election in 2008, will lose it for him, and the real estate continues to have a limping at best recovery. I personnelly am down everything I have in my property, and I know if O is elected the little real estate recovery will flat line, if not go down further. The business sector has no confidence. If R is elected he at least will have an initially confidence, which I think the real estate sector will build on. If the interest rates start going up, people will start buying, especially more expensive properties. The question will be, can he bring back or start to bring back the economy in 4 years. His track record to me indicates that he can, he knows how to negotiate. I also liked his remarks about the Olympics. No businessman worth his salt would declare something a success before the numbers are in. He knows that. He also knows how to get people to come together. O only knows how to keep them apart. I think that R can go for the jugler, as you are not successful in business unless you do. The only national success O has ever had was his keynote speech at the Dem convention, which somehow convinced people HE WAS THE ONE. There was never any business success, either personnel or otherwise.

    Don’t think I am over optimistic, but my little survey here tells me that the people that vote, especially the Dems have changed their minds, and I know they will go to the polls in 2012. They want and need a business recover, we need jobs, we need real estate to comeback, and betting on O is 4 more years of nothing. If Dems cannot vote for R, they will stay home.

    Thanks for listening.

  69. holdthemaccountable
    August 1st, 2012 at 3:43 am
    Tears of joy. And laughter:
    Posted on January 15, 2012
    Harry Reid: “Tea Party Dying Out As The Economy Is Getting Better”
    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

    Really dude? Can’t we change that to IF…”Tea Party dying out IF the economy gets better…”.

    Depending on which particular stats you want to examine and disect, the economy is either:

    a) improving, but at a disastrously slow pace, with almost no hope of a real rebound by say, Election Day.

    b) stagnating.

    c) Could turn south.

    Option (d) is not currently on the horizon: “Robust growth, businesses hiring, public sector job loss reversed, manufacturing up, and consumer confidence rising.”

    Yeah, that old pipe dream.

  70. BuzzFeed: “Both launched today, Romney is at #14 on the top free apps on the App Store, Obama’s app is at #165.

    Apps for both iPhone and Android devices will delightfully alter certain aspects of the 2012 presidential campaign.

    Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney will use his app to instantly alert his supporters who his runningmate is, once the announcement has been made, presumably before a speech is given. “Who will be the VP? Download the app and you’ll be the first to find out,” a tweet sent out by his campaign read.

    According to the release: “There’s no telling when Mitt will choose his VP. But when he does, be the first to find out with Mitt’s VP app. Share with friends and earn exclusive campaign gear.”

    Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/romney-and-obama-apps/2012/07/31/romney-s-app-crushes-obama-s-app-downloads#ixzz22JYlKjlV

  71. btw…lately when i get all those annoying emails asking for money for O, I respond by saying to “please take me off your list, I am a Clinton independent”

    I want them to be nervous – send them a message

  72. wbboei says:
    August 1st, 2012 at 11:14 am
    His campaign’s chief operating officer said on Monday that “we’ve gotten our behinds handed to us.”

    ———————————–
    Oh . . . I get it . . .

    It isn’t a question of burn rate, and starting the massive spending too early on arguments that have failed to move the needle. It was and is the fact that the Republicans are outraising us.

    Thank you so much for the clarification.

    Liar!

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

    perfect material for the MR camp…O is running his campaign just like he is running…er, ruining the country…spending other people’s money like there is no tomorrow…
    O places no VALUE on anything…just keep grabbing for more money and wasting it…like a chicken without a head…spend (steal) and waste…spend and waste…perfect slogan for the O camp

    …the Obama way…spend and waste…

  73. ShortTermer
    August 1st, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Re: jbstonesfan
    August 1st, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Instead of trying to shield against disappointment, why not get off your duff and DO something positive; any little thing positive will have a greater affect than the biggest negative possibly could. Stop being such an Eeyore trying to bring us all down.

    jbstonesfan
    August 1st, 2012 at 11:24 am

    —–

    ST, well said and a big yup to jb

  74. rgb44hrc – Harry was feeling pretty good about things back then. Now he’s religated to calling Romney a liar. I wonder who writes their scripts.
    Dick Morris’s lunch talk is pretty good today. He says “You didn’t build that” will be Oh’s political epitaph. That would be so funny on Mt Rushmore.

  75. BASIL99
    August 1st, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    HANDS DOWN FUNNIEST CLIP of DAY

    The idiot Mayor of London who raised such a stink about MR gets stuck on a zip-line.

    ——–

    Bois looked and sounded like trained walrus, waving his union Jacks around like a Circus clown.

  76. A few random quick thoughts.

    * Aug. 1st, Happy Birthday (anniversary), Jerry! (Garcia).

    * So Romney is inching ahead nationally, but the NYT (aka Obama-State Mouthpiece) front page talks about “New Polls Show Obama Has Edge in 3 Large States”. Gotta wonder about over-sampled Dems, there, buddy.

    * Liberal columnists have absolutely NOTHING positive to say about Oturd. So they hunt for “crumbs of failure” in Romney’s European trip, and the echo chamber of MSM reporting each others’ stories is used to manufacture the “Romney is out of touch”, “MR Gaffes show unstable / unelectable candidate”, “MR Pisses off everyone”, “MR Panders to Jewish vote”. And what, Obama never panders???? Puh-lease.

  77. pm317
    August 1st, 2012 at 6:48 am
    SHV is right.. Haley would be Northwest India (if you’re just talking Indian geography).
    *
    Missing the point. How to refer to India as an Asian region?

    Admin and SHV called it East South or South-west Asia. India – and the subcontinent in general – is referred to as simply South Asia.

  78. He says “You didn’t build that” will be Oh’s political epitaph.

    HTA, I have been saying that since I first heard the clip.

    The London Mayor clip makes me wonder if MR has a friend upstairs. Hehehehe.

    Just wish MR would use his magic on Reid. What a POS repeating a rumor about MR’s taxes without a shred of evidence.

    Also, Chick-Fil-A stores are packed nationwide.

    KMA rabid intolerant hypocritical dims.

  79. interesting……

    BREAKING: Federal Reserve says US economy has decelerated in first half of year, takes no new steps.

  80. Basil99
    Your instinct was spot on. I love it that this Obama KMA came just 24 hours after Romney’s. touche

  81. Former Democrat Artur Davis:

    http://www.politico.com/arena/perm/Former_Rep__Artur_Davis_0FC234F4-82DE-4CA0-A9A5-56751A1F7EB2.html

    It is less that Republicans are explicitly recruiting Latino statewide candidates, more that Republicans have simply proved willing to embrace talented, credentialed candidates who have appeal beyond their racial roots. In contrast, whatever their skill level, Democratic Latino or black politicians virtually always gain entree to politics through representing districts that are either ethnic or in a few cases, just monolithically liberal.

    Predictably, the Democratic path yields minorities who are defined early as spokespersons for their own communities, and whose voting records are well to the left of center – a weak formula for statewide office even in blue states, a ludicrously weak one in red or border states. In the last 20 years, the rare Democratic minority breakthroughs at the gubernatorial or Senate level have been in states where Democrats had a massive edge in party ID (Massachusetts in 2006), Republicans fielded negligible opposition (Illinois in 2004) or in special cases like the “Year of the Woman” for Carol Mosely Braun in 1992 and Bob Menendez’s emergence in a machine dominated Democratic environment like New Jersey, where Republicans have not won a Senate race since 1972.

    What Democrats have done infrequently in 20 years – elect minorities to lead or represent their entire states – Republicans did four times in the 2010 cycle alone, and will do again with Cruz this November. Its a trend that the next generation of Latino, black, and Indian political talents can’t help but see, and in the next ten years, it will redefine the racial contours of both conservatism and American politics.

  82. when is the Romney camp going to get the message that their ads are good…BUT with no voiceover they are losing the message to anyone that is only listening…

    PLEASE…Romney camp…take a second and have a voice in the background actually saying what you are putting in words on the screen…PLEASE…do not aide and abet the opposition…don’t give him a voice if you do not counter it with a VOICE…

  83. Christine Pelosi follows up on Artur Davis’ remarks by not naming any names other than Castro and the L.A. Mayor we discussed in the article:

    http://www.politico.com/arena/bio/christine_pelosi.html

    Democratic Convention Keynote Julian Castro and Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa are rising stars in a growing constellation of Latino leaders across America.

    Our Democratic bench is deep among all ethnicities due to the politics of organizing and, even more important, the policies of opportunity. Democratic policies on jobs investments, healthcare, education and the DREAM Act mean that even more Latino candidates and voters will emerge in the coming years.

    All political entities must reach out to recruit and support candidates of quality and equality. The competition for more leaders who look and live like America is healthy for our democracy.

    Give us some names from that “deep bench” Pelousy.

  84. This is something i never realised. It costs them enough to represent the country.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/aug/1/rubio-bill-eliminates-federal-tax-olympic-medals/

    Sen. Marco Rubio introduced a bill Wednesday to eliminate the federal government’s tax on Olympic medals, saying the levy amounted to yet another way the government tries to punish those who succeed.

    Athletes who win a gold medal also earn a $25,000 honorarium — and with it a $8,986 tax bill to the IRS, according Americans for Tax Reform, which crunched the numbers. The silver medal tax comes to $5,385, and the bronze medal tax is $3,500.

    That could leave amateur athletes — in many cases still teenagers — facing stiff tax bills when they return to the U.S.

    Mr. Rubio said that shouldn’t happen.

    “Our tax code is a complicated and burdensome mess that too often punishes success, and the tax imposed on Olympic medal winners is a classic example of this madness,” the Florida Republican said.

    His bill would exempt the honorarium and the value of the Olympic medal itself from any federal taxes.

    Congress is currently fighting over how to adjust the broader tax code and whether to let the Bush-era tax cuts expire. But Mr. Rubio said the Olympic winners shouldn’t have to wait until lawmakers finish that job.

    “We can all agree that these Olympians who dedicate their lives to athletic excellence should not be punished when they achieve it,” he said.

    As of Wednesday afternoon the U.S. had collected 10 gold medals, eight silvers and nine bronzes — though a number of those were in team competitions. So the men’s relay team that won gold in the 4×200 meter freestyle event would together owe nearly $36,000 to Uncle Sam.

  85. I am cracking up about the Chick-Fil_A nationwide blowout reported evidently only on Fox and radio.

    Stories of helicopters over some locations filming dozens of cars lined up for blocks.

    Drivers trying to reach locations from highways, back streets, any way.

    The silent majority giving a gigantic KMA to the presstitutes and dims.

    If there was a Chick-Fil_A near me I would take a trip there. And it’s not that I have ANY political affiliation regarding the gay marriage issue other than to not care much about it one way or the other.

    But the audacity of elected officials publicly discriminating against a business which does not share their views is infuriating to me. These same a$$hats from Chicago to LA to Boston would likely rally to invite Muslim businesses to their communities but a pro-Christian group?

    WTF

    Again, I’m not even a traditionally religious person but I will stand for Judeo-Christian groups over Islamic radiclists.

    Go Chick-Fil_A. 😆

  86. http://www.cnbc.com/id/48444211

    Fed Holds Off on New Steps to Stimulate US Economy

    The Federal Reserve on Wednesday said the U.S. economic recovery had lost momentum so far this year, but stopped short of offering new monetary stimulus even as it signaled further bond buys could be in store.

    Fed officials described the economy as having “decelerated somewhat,” and reiterated their disappointment with the slow pace of progress in bringing down the nation’s 8.2 percent jobless rate.

    The central bank, which disappointed market expectations by not extending further into the future its guidance for low rates until late 2014, nevertheless showed it was prepared to do more to support an ailing economy.

    “The Committee will closely monitor incoming information on economic and financial developments and will provide additional accommodation as needed,” the Fed said in its statement in a shift from its June meeting language.

    Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker again dissented against the late-2014 timetable.

    Stocks fell on disappointment that the Fed didn’t announce any new stimulus steps.

  87. Obama is getting it from every direction, soon i feel a tipping point is coming and his numbers are going to tank harder and faster than the Titanic.

  88. Black leader on Chick-Fil_A

    Rev. William Owens of the Coalition of African American Pastors. “Some people are saying that because of the position that Chick-fil-A is taking, they don’t want them in their cities. It is a disgrace. It is the same thing that happened when I was marching for civil rights, when they didn’t want a black to come into their restaurant,” he told a press conference in Washington, DC.

    And Ted Cruz served Chick-Fil_A at his victory party.

    Hehehehehehe

  89. I just orded a hamburger. It was called a shoom burger. It had mushrooms in it. In the past, Obama had referred to smoking choom when he was in college. He claims he has stopped, but we have only his word for that. And experience has shown that Mr.Obama is not what you might call a truthful witness.

    I am no expert on choom vs shoom, but in the absense of contrary evidence, it is reasonable to assume we are talking about the same thing, i.e. mushrooms. It is a known fact that mushrooms, when taken in the manner he did, are not a garnish for hamburgers. Rather, they are a known halleucinagenic.

    Now granted that may not explain everything there is about his aberant behavior. However, it does shed important light on the matter. Yes?

  90. @wbboei

    On Richardson.

    Amen. An evil pinata. If a blindfolded child were to strike him with a stick, lord only know what manner of corruption, flotsam and jetsome woud spew forth.

    I’m sure it would come filled with bird flu like virus as well.

  91. MSM “MISSED” BIGGEST STORIES?? MORE LIKE, THEY DID EVERYTHING IN THEIR POWER TO AVOID THE REAL ANGLES.

    LameStream Media does no real reporting, just plays “Gotcha” with candidates who don’t line their pockets.

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/08/01/reporters-covering-mitt-romneys-overseas-trip-missed-biggest-stories/

    Reporters covering Mitt Romneys overseas trip missed the biggest stories
    ============================

    By Richard Grenell
    Published August 01, 2012

    Imagine if The New York Times and other media outlets had sent their foreign affairs reporters on Gov. Mitt Romneys trip to England, Israel and Poland. Instead of sending political reporters who report on politics, the foreign affairs reporters might have given us serious reporting on the international issues raised when the Republican nominee for president traveled abroad.

    While Romney was in Israel, for example, he proposed a U.S. policy fundamentally different from the one President Obama has given us. Most of the political reporters on the trip missed the significance of the announcement. The Obama administration has been unable to call Jerusalem the capital of Israel because the Palestinians want to claim it as their capital in a future state. Romney, however, clearly stated, A nation has the capacity to choose its own capital city, and Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. Our embassy would be in the capital.

    The implications for Romneys proposal have serious financial and international consequences. Unfortunately, the political reporters either couldnt comprehend the announcements importance or chose not to explore how the new official policy would affect the U.S., if implemented. Most every political reporter on the trip wrote a story on how they were not allowed entry into the fundraiser Romney was holding in a Jerusalem hotel. Like a high school nerd not being invited to the rich kids party, Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker wrote a whole piece titled, Romney bans media from Jerusalem fundraiser, violating pre-established protocol.

    Rucker later had to write a followup piece titled, Romney opens Jerusalem fundraiser to press, reversing earlier decision. His coverage of Romneys trip was silly. A review of Ruckers writings on the Washington Post website did not show one stand-alone story on Romneys Jerusalem announcement, but several stories highlighting what he called trip gaffes.

    Most of the political reporters covering Romneys foreign travel also failed to critique or contrast the Obama administrations policies toward the countries Romney was traveling in. The Romney declaration on Jerusalem stood in stark contrast to current U.S. policy and the recent fumblings by Obama administration officials on the same subject.

    In March 2012, Hillary Clintons spokeswoman, Victoria Nuland, insisted that Israel didnt have a capital that she could name. Then just last week, White House spokesman Jay Carney struggled to publicly identify the capital of Israel. Uncomfortably, Carney ended up giving a series of repetitive sheepish statements: You know our policy and Our policy hasnt changed. He couldnt say that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, but instead clung to future status negotiations talking points. Even Bill Clinton called Jerusalem Israels capital.

    But Israel wasnt unique for the political reporters struggling to grasp the significance of the trip. While visiting Poland, Romney met with and received the endorsement of former Polish President Lech Walesa. Walesa was the leader of Solidarity, the anti-Soviet trade union that also became a Polish social movement. Walesa had struggled for years to help bring down Polands Communist government and eventually presided over its transition to a new democracy as the president of his country from 1990-1995. Walesa surely knows what its like to struggle as an opposition movement while hoping for outside support from benevolent democracies like the United States much like the Syrian opposition is experiencing now. Walesa is quick to credit former U.S. presidents for their steady support in confronting communism in Eastern and Central Europe; Syrian and Iranian opposition forces cannot say the same of President Obama.

    Walesas endorsement of Romney was a direct assault at Obamas failure to stand with human rights activists around the world. With 7,500 people killed in Syria during President Obamas term, you would think reporters traveling in Poland would be interested in Walesas expertise and how it relates to current U.S. policy especially while traveling overseas. But political reporters like Ashley Parker of The New York Times consecutively ignored those weighty issues. Instead, Parker wrote stories on campaign donors views, fundraisers and what she perceived to be political slipups. Parker, who seemed unable to grasp the serious foreign issues of the trip, is alleged to be the reporter caught screaming on the video of Romney in Warsaws Pilsudski Square.

    Had news outlets sent their State Department or United Nations reporters on Mitt Romneys trip abroad, the coverage would have been smarter and more informed than the petty political reporting the American public received from the ones who went on the trip. The next time a news outlet complains about the state of our political rhetoric or the uninformed U.S. voter , we should promptly point them to the video of Ashley Parkers raucous in a Polish cemetery or Philip Ruckers diatribes on party invitations.

  92. EXPOSING THE BOGUS POLL MENTIONED IN N.Y. TIMES

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/08/propaganda_poll_shows_obama_ahead.html

    Propaganda poll shows Obama ahead
    =============================

    Richard Baehr
    August 1, 2012

    A worthless new Quinnipiac poll gives Obama a big edge in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

    The survey shows Obama up 6 in Ohio and Florida and 11 in Pennsylvania. These are all bigger margins than Obama received when he won all three states in 2008 — Florida (2.8%), Ohio (4.7%). Pennsylvania(10%). It seems unlikely that Obama would be doing better in these states than he did 4 years ago. If you look at page 9 of the detailed results provided by the pollster (now linked to the New York Times and CBS for these state polls), you get the answer for the odd results:

    Those surveyed revealed who they voted for in 2008. Here are the results by state (Page 9):

    Florida: Obama 53%, McCain 40%

    Ohio: Obama 53%, McCain 38%

    Pennsylvania: Obama 54%, McCain 40%.

    In other words, the bias towards Obama voters is 10% in Florida and Ohio, and 4% in Pennsylvania, compared to how people actually voted in these states in 2008.

    These results are as valuable as the media that sponsored them. It is a shame that Quinnipiac, which was once respected, has thrown in with the propagandists.

  93. TIN HORN DICTATOR WITH TIN CUP HELD OUT: “ALMS FOR POOR OLD ME”

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jul/31/hurt-the-smallness-of-the-new-obama/?page=all

    The smallness of the new Obama
    =========================

    Tuesday, July 31, 2012
    Charles Hurt

    It has become the disappearing presidency.

    He went from peddling the “audacity of hope” to sheer hopelessness. From promising change to — literally — begging for change. Any spare change.

    One of the latest depressing pitches came from Ann Marie Habershaw inside President Obama’s campaign.

    “Hi,” it begins, as if we are friends. Which is really kind of creepy. And sad. We certainly are not.

    “Yep, me again,” she goes on, trying to make light of the fact that she has clearly become a pest.

    “Surprise: I’m here to ask you for money.” Really, that is what she actually wrote. Beyond depressing. Sad, pathetic, and she knows it. And she even knows that she better beat people to the punch by going ahead and broadcasting what a broke and pathetic stalker she sounds like.

    Goes on to explain that July 31 would be the next big fundraising deadline.

    “To be frank, we’ve gotten our behinds handed to us,” she says of the past two deadlines. She asks for $3.

    It might be “crass,” she pretends to worry, but says the campaign is desperate for money — “a whole lot of it.”

    These degrading pleas for money have come from campaign hacks, Joe Biden, Hollywood actresses. Even from his wife, begging people to donate money for Mr. Obama’s birthday.

    Even Mr. Obama has made some of these sad entreaties, going so far as to announce yesterday that he himself was donating to his own campaign — a symbolic gesture, he explained, of just how much he expects all of us to pony up for his re-election.

    That must have been one tough call from such a towering ego as Barack Obama.

    It is all so sad because this money-grubbing and vote-pandering has forced Mr. Obama to undo one of the sterling accomplishment of his 2008 campaign.

    For decades, Democrats could win elections by cobbling together disparate special interests and factions such as unions and black voters. In 2008, Mr. Obama reached beyond those petty borders and found support across a broader spectrum than any Democrat in recent times.

    But in his desperation to win again after making such a mess of things, he has resorted to those old, small tactics such as flipping his position on gay marriage to woo that faction. Or granting amnesty to illegals in hopes of rounding up Hispanic votes.

    He’s become like an old, washed-up rock star, playing to small and smaller crowds but never quite able to get that old magic back.

    And we are not talking Mick Jagger. We are talking Meat Loaf, all sad and sweaty and crashing around the stage, desperate to get one little flicker of his old fleeting glory days back again.

    This was the guy who promised to bring peace to the world, prosperity to the poor and calm the raging seas.

    He accepted the Democratic nomination at Mile High Stadium in Denver, the symbolic apex that his 2008 campaign was.

    The soaring heights of his campaign promises mirror the low, desperate valleys of his actual presidency. This year’s nomination will be accepted in the muggy little city of Charlotte, N.C. Elevation: 751 feet.

    That’s a 4,529-foot letdown. No wonder so many Democrats are scrambling not to go.

  94. Obama’s fate:

    Rode in on a lear jet
    On the taxpayer dime
    I was sure campaign’n
    All the fucking time
    Ran out of juice and money
    Looks like they took my friends
    Oh ! Lord, I’m stuck in Lodi again–BHO

    (follows the commercial)


  95. rgb44hrc
    August 1st, 2012 at 5:28 pm
    TIN HORN DICTATOR WITH TIN CUP HELD OUT: “ALMS FOR POOR OLD ME”

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jul/31/hurt-the-smallness-of-the-new-obama/?page=all

    The smallness of the new Obama
    =========================

    Tuesday, July 31, 2012
    Charles Hurt

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

    spot on…cuts right to the chase…

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

    btw…what the MSM does not want you to hear…so they just keep lying and deceiving the public

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/08/01/Gallup-Obama-Job-Approval-50-States

    Today, Gallup released new job approvals polls taken in all fifty states with the headline: “Thirteen States and D.C. Give Obama Majority Approval.”

    You can also read that as “Obama Below Majority Approval In 37 States”.

    The problem for Obama is that his approval numbers are only above 50% in states we already know he’s going to win in November. But in the swing states he must take in order to win the opportunity to finish the job of destroying our country, the President is well below 50.

    Iowa, Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania — 46%.

    Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina — 45%

    Ohio — 44%.

    Colorado, New Hampshire — 43%.

    Gallup explains how dire these numbers are for Obama:

    The 50% approval mark is significant because post-World War II incumbent presidents who have been above 50% job approval on Election Day were easily re-elected. Presidents with approval ratings below 50% have more uncertain re-election prospects. Historically, two presidents below 50% in their final approval rating before the election — George W. Bush and Harry Truman — won, and three, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and George H.W. Bush, lost.

    That’s a somewhat simplistic way to look at it. On election day, according to Real Clear Politics, George W. Bush’s approval rating was 49.7%. Today, Obama’s approval rating is 47.4%, and chances are an incumbent is lucky if they haul in more than a single point over his approval rating on election day.

    We also have an electoral college and in the states Obama must win, he’ll have a lot of ground to gain if he’s going to get anywhere close to 50.

    Moreover, things improved for Bush in Iraq as election day neared — and Iraq was the major issue of that cycle. This year the major issue is the economy and no one believes that’s going to improve. In fact, many believe it’s going to get worse.

    Finally, there’s the fact that Obama is in this much trouble after already firing his Big Guns on Bain and Romney’s taxes. Romney, however, has yet to fire back. After a withering primary and the legal inability to spend the money he’s raised until the convention, Romney has been outspent and fighting with one hand tied behind his back.

    That all changes in a few weeks.

    In better news, this latest round of Gallup polls contradict the latest round of juiced media-generated polls…

    The CBS/NYT model has Democrats a +9 in Florida when in 2008 they were only a +3 and an even split in the 2010 midterms. Ohio’s sample has exactly the split in 2008 (D+8), which is nine points better than Democrats did in the midterms. Pennsylvania’s numbers (D+6) come closest to a rational predictive model, somewhere between 2008′s D+7 and 2010′s D+3, but still looking mighty optimistic for Democratic turnout.

    …so it’s pretty safe to say that Obama is the one in trouble, not Romney.

    These job approval numbers also tell us why Obama and his Media Palace Guards are working so hard to disqualify Romney. It’s the only way Obama can win. America obviously wants to fire this failed president, but won’t if the alternative isn’t acceptable — and the only way the media can turn Romney into something unacceptable is to toxify him — which is all the corrupt media’s been doing for weeks now.

  96. “a strategy of class warfare threatens to damage the coalition that Axelrod put together for Obama in 2008. Obama did very poorly with middle-class voters, but he got 26 percent of voters whose household income was more than $100,000. And a majority of the top 1 percent voted for Obama.”

    The billionaires like Buffett will stay the course. But many millionaires who bandished their social conscience by voting for Obama, have learned that this was a costly mistake, in terms of their professed values, and the fate of the country. Many of them will I suspect abandon the good ship lolypop and swim to more hospitable shores.

    That is Ed Klein’s bet, and I am betting that Ed is right.
    —————————————————-

    Obama and Axelrod: A 2012 political mean team?
    By Edward Klein
    Published August 01, 2012
    FoxNews.com

    July 6, 2012: President Obama speaks at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa. (AP)
    If you don’t have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare voters. If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from.

    — Barack Obama at the 2008 Democratic National Convention

    Saddled with a candidate who has run out of fresh ideas and who doesn’t have a record to run on, David Axelrod, Barack Obama’s political Merlin, has waved his magic wand and conjured up a totally new persona for his candidate.

    Gone is the once-likable Barack Obama who ran on a smile in 2008. In his place, Axelrod has created a crabby candidate who uses stale tactics and negative advertising to scare voters away from Mitt Romney and the Republicans.

    But wait a second: Haven’t we seen this low-road candidate before?

    Is it possible that Barack Obama has morphed into Richard Nixon, who insinuated during his 1954 anti-Communist campaign that a number of Democratic legislators were soft on communism? In response to that irresponsible scare tactic, Herblock, the Washington Post cartoonist, drew an unforgettable portrait of a saturnine Tricky Dick crawling out of an open sewer.

    Or is Obama trying to channel Rudolph Giuliani? When Giuliani was considering running for the U.S. Senate against Hillary Clinton in 2000, New York City’s colorful former Mayor Ed Koch wrote a book, titled “Giuliani: Nasty Man,” in which he described Giuliani as a ruthless politician who twisted the truth.

    Has Obama emerged as the nasty man of 2012?

    ‘Obama is waging a campaign that in no way resembles his inspirational hope and change campaign of 2008.’

    Or has Axelrod ripped a page out of Harry Truman’s 1948 playbook and fashioned a campaign for Obama in which he demonizes Mitt Romney and runs against a “Do Nothing” Republican Congress?

    You can hear an echo of “Give ‘em hell, Harry” when Obama declares: “This Congress — they are accustomed to doing nothing, and they’re comfortable with doing nothing, and they keep on doing nothing.”

    In fact, Axelrod’s strategy is virtually a copy of a 65-year-old memorandum written by Harry Truman’s political guru, Clark Clifford, and titled “The Politics of 1948.”

    The gist of Clifford’s memo was the need to divert attention from Truman’s domestic and foreign problems and make the contest a conflict between Congress and the president. In such a battle, Clifford argued, “[t]he presidency is vastly more flexible than Congress… There is little possibility that [the president] will get much cooperation from the Congress, but we want the president to be in a position to receive credit for whatever they do accomplish while also being in a position to criticize the Congress for being obstructionist.”

    Axelrod’s update of the Clifford strategy is aimed at solidifying the Democratic Party base, reclaiming the middle, and dividing the country through class warfare against “millionaires,” “fat cats” and “the owners of yachts and corporate jets.”

    There are, however, several problems with this approach. To begin with, Truman’s campaign against the Republicans in Congress was not the main factor in his come-from-behind victory against Republican Thomas Dewey. The economy, which was growing at a sizzling 6.8 percent in the first half of 1948, had a lot more to do with it.

    More important,

    Obama is waging a campaign that in no way resembles his inspirational hope and change campaign of 2008. “This is a choice about who we are and what we stand for,” he declares, “and whoever wins this election is going to set the template for this country for a long time to come…. The alternative I think is an approach to government that would fundamentally cripple America in meeting the challenges of the 21st century.”

    Cripple America!

    Strong words that suggest a Republican president would devastate, ruin and destroy the United States.

    One can just imagine David Axelrod sitting in his war room in Chicago and screening the infamous 1964 anti-Barry Goldwater TV commercial, which showed a little girl picking petals from a daisy while an ominous-sounding male voice counted down to the launch of a nuclear missile.

    It’s a pretty safe bet that, before this presidential campaign is over, Axelrod will try to devise an updated version of the “Daisy Girl” commercial in 2012.

    And you don’t get nastier than that.

    Edward Klein is the former editor in chief of The New York Times Magazine. His latest book is “The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House.” (Regnery 2012)

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/08/01/obama-and-axelrod-2012-political-mean-team/#ixzz22JQoKuRe

  97. the thunderous support for chick fila today must be putting shivers up the spines of the dims…how stupid, absolutely stupid the dims have become…

    they would rather close or deny the business that actually gives people jobs and contributes to the community…and offers reasonably priced food…they would rather put people out of work…when people need jobs to pander to the gay community…

    I heard a gay man speak today and said he is against this nonsense…

    …the country is watching these stupid dims…they are going way off track with their vindictivness and spitefulness…their dishonesty…

    the dims are overplaying their hand…with fake polls, petty and below the belt attacks on Romney and their blatant attempt to suppress free speech and free choice…it is really sickening…they can’t do anything right

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

    btw…just got home and caught something on CNN about explosive emails from I think they said Messina’s personal email that said he had rolled Pelosi for the billions promised to Big Pharma…etc…

    I am on my way out now so cannot research…but Admin or anyone that has more info please share…reminds me of O getting caught telling the Russian he would take care of him…

  98. I can’t wait until the debates when Obama talks about how GM is alive because of him, Romney should respond asking him this very question. Why are your bankruptcies and layoffs good while mine are bad? :lol;

  99. This is what I posted after viewing some who were bashing the CFA customers:
    Those who are complaining about those exercising their FREEDOM of SPEECH to support a company that has had its FREEDOM of SPEECH trampled on did not eat at Chick-Fil-A today but bemoaned those who did; I guess the bologna they ate does not even have a first name, huh? And we all know what bologna and hot dogs are made of, lips and a$$holes.

  100. Just got some platters from Chick-fil-a for my nieces and nephews and neighbors… we’re going to have a good old fashioned neighborly picnic, many of my neighbors are recovering Obots, so this should be interesting. The lines were so long, but well worth the wait.

    This is not even a gay marriage issue for me at least, the CEO has a right to his first amendent, just like the CEO of Amazon has a right to voice his support for gay marriage, and neither company discrimnates patrons or employees on whether they are gay, straight, white black. There should be no economic punishment with the heavy hand of govt against a company for an exec to use his first amendment. And shame on Rahmo and others for acting like a bunch of totalarians thugs!

  101. Funny story- I Netflixed the movie ‘Big Miracle’.. The story about three whales trapped in the Arctic Circle. The U.S. and the U.S.S.R. team up, besides countless Eskimo volunteers to rescue them in this tale inspired by true events. You may remember hearing about it in the late 80’s during the Reagan/Bush administration. To make a long story short, two of the whales were eventually saved. The big surprise came while the credits were rolling at the end of the movie.. the movie cuts to footage of a broadcast from an Alaskan tv station. The anchor turns it over to sports and I hear this woman’s voice that sounded a little familiar.. just a momentary blip… I rolled back the DVD just a bit.. turns out that familiar voice was none other than that of Sarah Heath.. now Palin, big hair and all announcing the latest basketball scores! What a delightful surprise..!! 🙂

  102. Mrs. Smith
    August 1st, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    That is too funny. I might rent that movie just to see that part. Thanks!

  103. turndownobama
    August 1st, 2012 at 12:16 pm
    Socialist economies around the world are collapsing like a house of cards [….]

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

    Worse than other economies? That could use some fact-checking. Iceland is certainly recovering faster than most.*
    ****************************************************************88

    Maybe you might consider a move

  104. Romney’s words reverberate around the World:
    ____________________

    Capital Offense White House whines over Romney’s Jerusalem jab.

    The White House has been on the defensive ever since news of Mitt Romney’s visit to Israel hit the press.

    And since that time, President Barack Obama has pled his case to Jewish voters in Florida, sent his Chief of Staff Jack Lew to New York, and dispatched big name cabinet officials, like Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to overshadow Romney’s million dollar fundraising exodus to the Holy Land.

    But the Obama administration cannot seem to escape the Romney-mania. And at the forefront of the debate, remains the contentious issue of Israel’s capital, the JTA reports.

    While visiting the Jewish Homeland, Romney declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel. And the White House is none to pleased about it.

    Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest defended the Obama administration, telling reporters on Tuesday,“our view is that that’s a different position than this administration holds. It’s the view of this administration that the capital is something that should be determined in final-status negotiations between the parties.

    “I’d remind you that that’s the position that’s been held by previous administrations, both Democratic and Republican. So if Mr. Romney disagrees with that position, he’s also disagreeing with the position that was taken by Presidents like Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan.”

    But while the Palestinians and Chinese join the White House in a chorus of Romney chastisers, all parties involved would be remiss to forget that, when a candidate for the Presidency, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama all made the same statement.

    And the recognition debate rages on…

    http://www.worldjewishdaily.com/capital-offense.php

  105. tim
    August 1st, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Tim, you won’t regret renting ‘The Miracle’. It’s a movie kids can see and witness the politics taking place for “who’s going to get the credit for their efforts”.. when the lives of the trapped whales are at stake. Starring, Drew Barrymore, John Kraitkowski and of course, footage of Sarah Palin about 25 yrs ago at the very end.. sweet!

  106. admin
    August 1st, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    just e-mailed our Texas peeps for their reaction about the election. I know without asking, it’s got to be big smiles all the way around for them restoring a little faith in the system..

    If I can, I’ll post a first hand reaction to the Tea-Party win tomorrow after I hear from them.

  107. BASIL99
    August 1st, 2012 at 7:56 pm
    Hey Liberals, the turnout for Chick-Fil_A Appreciation Day
    is a preview of the polling stations in November.

    Basil – exactly what I was thinking. it’s gonna be a freakin’ tsunami november 6th!!!

  108. Another bullseye hits the Obama dart board..
    __________________

    Obama Loses Pro-Israel Surrogates

    Conservative pro-Israel groups are preparing for a massive assault on President Obama’s Israel record that will dwarf any similar efforts from four years ago. But this time around, Obama won’t have support from his top Israel surrogate, Dennis Ross, a trusted face in the Democratic pro-Israel community who stumped at synagogues and helped calm Jewish voters in 2008. Eli Lake reports:

    “I am the counselor at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy,” [Dennis] Ross said in an email on Friday. “The Washington Institute is a non-profit organization and I cannot do political work from here. When I acted for the campaign in 2008, I had to take a leave of absence to do so. Having only recently returned to the Institute, I cannot now again take a leave of absence.” …

    Ross himself said, “I can give substantive advice to the administration, the president’s campaign, or any campaign that would ask for it. And, of course, when I speak I can talk about my views on policy and I have been supportive of the president’s policy on leading foreign policy issues.”

    Ouch. Ross can advise any campaign? And speaking in the past tense about supporting Obama’s policies? It doesn’t sound like there was much love lost there. Ross did just return to the Washington Institute, but it’s hard to imagine he would be blamed for taking some time to help the president of the United States on the campaign trail. Note that Ross also bluntly criticized the president’s early focus on the settlement freeze in WaPo last month.

    Aaron David Miller, Ross’s deputy on the peace talks under the Clinton administration, suggests that Ross wasn’t thrilled with the idea of trying to sell Obama’s Israel record to Jewish voters:

    “Dennis is about doing things,” said Aaron Miller, who was Ross’s deputy on the peace process during the Clinton years and is now a scholar at the Wilson Center, a public policy think tank in Washington, D.C. “The peace process is stuck and is likely to remain stuck. The fact is no amount of hand-holding is going to assuage the concerns and suspicions of a pro-Israel community which has now seen some of its fears realized. It may well be that this is the other piece of this. I wouldn’t want to try to sell Obama to the Jewish community in this environment.”

    Whatever the reason for Ross sitting this one out, it doesn’t look good for Obama or his pro-Israel outreach. The New York Times reports that another one of Obama’s top Jewish surrogates, Penny Pritzker, is also taking a less active role in the campaign than she did in 2008. Obviously, the president will always have the die-hard believers to stump for him at synagogues — Alan Solow, DWS, Robert Wexler. But will that be enough to combat the GOP’s serious play for the Jewish vote?

    http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/07/30/obama-loses-pro-israel-surrogates/
    ______________

    comments are worth reading as well..

  109. From: The American People

    To: Swami Barack Hussein Obamaite

    Subject: On Being Linconesque

    cc. Brian Williams JOV–jar of vasoline>

    Oh Messiah, dearest Exalted One, remeberest thou what Lincoln said to General McClellan? You don’t? You are from Illinois, and you did pretend to be Lincoln in 2008 did you not? And you fooled Michael Bechloss and Doris Kearnes Goodwin, true? Well then surely you know that Lincoln said to McClellan:

    general, may I please have my army back.

    In that same spirit I say to you, hey commie, may we please have our country back? And while you are at it, we are serving you with a writ of eviction, effective November 5, 2012. So start packing. And don’t let Michelle steal the silverware, the curtains and anything else she can spirit away. No need to fret over your legacy. You wrote it yourself and the words are now cast in your political headstone: you did not build it. Nice.

  110. Just returned with the family from Chick-fil-a in St. Petersburg, Florida. 8:45 PM and the drive-in line was backed up out onto to the street. They were so busy that customers were parking at the restaurant next door and walking over. My First Amendment tasted delicious. Everyone was polite and patient in line. It was awesome.

  111. Judas Richardson on Marco Rubio:

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/31/bill-richardson-im-afraid-of-marco-rubio

    The vice presidential buzz around Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio has former New Mexico Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson concerned about the senator’s ability to undermine President Barack Obama’s re-election chances.

    “I like him. And yes, I’m afraid of him,” Richardson told Univision’s Al Punto in an interview, “because I think he is an attractive politician, well prepared. And he is Cuban-American and to me that is positive.”

  112. Interesting commercial with Obama saying they took my words out of context
    and we are all in this together,….
    ———/————-
    Tim, the Chinese will probably take the medal count although we could make it close
    with track and field next week. However, I read how the Chinese prepared for these
    games and they use financial incentives as well as talking the best athletes from
    families for intense training.

  113. “track and field next week”

    oh yes, we always do very well in these venues. I’m very surprised that the chinease keep racking up all these medals, I don’t remember this type thing 4 years ago.

  114. jbstonesfan
    August 1st, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Hannity is covering that story right now, very sad, yanking these poor little kids away from their families, with no input from the families.

  115. I went to a Chick-fil-A in Spring Hill, Florida today, and it almost brought tears to my eyes when I first drove past the restaurant to go make a quick purchase to at the Walmart just across the street. Once I arrived at the Chick-fil-A about 15 minutes later, I saw cars wrapped all the way around the building and out into the access road. There were cars parked all over the place in adjoining parking lots. I grabbed my camera and took a couple of pictures that if the admin would like to post on this site, I will gladly provide them. There were people out the side door and down the side of the building right up to the parking lot. Once inside, there was a big line snaked through the aisles. I waited a good hour before I was even served, and felt really good about my $20+ dollar purchase. I also believe that this is an indication of voter sentiment come November.

    The one negative about this is that I got a phone call from a gay friend in Pennsylvania who got angry when I told him where I had been today. He called Mr. Cathy, the owner of Chick-fil-A an “asshole”, and derided me for spending my money there because don’t ya know “ask ANY gay person that Mr. Cathy is wrong and should be boycotted”. I corrected him on that by telling him I am one gay person not against Mr. Cathy’s right of an opinion, and I know two other gay men that feel the same way. Honestly, I don’t understand this kneejerk support for everything liberal when it comes to the gay community. I had to remind my friend the Mr. Obama only supported gay marriage when it was politically convenient, not that it would make any difference to him.

    I can’t wait for Obama to be booted from office. The great dis”uniter” is a fraud, and he should be ashamed of what he has put the country through.

  116. By the way, I arrived at the Chick-fil-A at about 7:15 pm. I heard from someone who had eaten lunch there earlier in the day that it was just as busy, if not more so, around lunch time. There were people of all ages there, but mostly white. It is a predominately white area, though, and that is not to say that there were not any minorities at the restaurant. I saw a handful of blacks and hispanics either on line or sitting at tables. I hope that today’s events make Valerie Jarrett writhe in agony, the she devil that she is.

  117. tim
    August 1st, 2012 at 7:39 pm
    ———————-

    Excellent ad. What’s sad is that I know there are people who these types of factual ads still will not sway. It is weird. I spoke with a neighbor earlier today over the phone who said several different things that sounded very conservative to me, including not taking money away from the military, but yet I know that there is a better chance than not that she is going to vote for Obama. It’s rather pathetic.

  118. nomobama
    August 1st, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    And what does the Bible say about the yellow man?
    _____________

    China is the Pale horse.
    __________

    re: the Chinese girl who won the Gold besting even the men in the same event. As far as her testing clean for drugs after her record breaking time. The drug has to be known in order for officials to have a test for it. For instance, if the Chinese have come up with a strength enhancing drug that has not been used ever before before producing extraordinary power and endurance in an athlete, then officials need to do more in-depth tests ensuring the athlete is drug free. i.e. blood work, if only urine samples are customary.

    She could have something as simple as an adrenelized implant or something completely outside the scope of pharmaceutical drugs something the body naturally produces in vast amounts when needed to spur a fast reaction.

    Personally, I don’t believe she won her swim events legitimately. Something smells rotten in Denmark.. just my two cents.. If it’s too good to be True, it usually is.

  119. jbstonesfan: you have to remember as soon as the NYT is involved, don’t believe it- everyone’s radar went up with the latest Quinnipiac poll’s results. I probably wouldn’t look twice if BO’s numbers were up in ‘one’ swing state.. but suddenly, three of them? And he’s begging for donations? How does that compute if his poll numbers rise without donations rising as well?

    read more evidence to the contrary at the link..
    __________________

    Again: Media Skew Swing State Polls to Boost Obama

    This week, CBS and The New York Times teamed up with Quinnipiac University to produce a poll of three key swing states: Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The media is loudly trumpeting that the polls show Obama with sizable leads in each state, as well as showing him, for the first time, crossing the critical 50% threshold in the head-to-head match-up against Romney. They are deluding themselves. While the polls do show Obama with solid leads, he only gets there with a serious skewing of the poll sample. Another week, another flawed media poll.

    The partisan sample of the polls were: FL D+9, OH D+8 and PA D+6. In 2008, the partisan split in Florida was D+3. In 2004, the split was R+4. Does anyone really believe that the Democrat vote in Florida this year is going to be 6 points larger than in 2008? In OH, today’s poll’s partisan split matches the 2008 result. In 2010, the state had an R+1 and in 2004 the state had an R+5 partisan split in the vote. The PA sample is largely in line with the vote in 2008, when the state had a D+7 split. Again, does anyone really expect Obama to match his 2008 turnout numbers?

    Gallup has consistently shown a big drop-off in enthusiasm among Democrats this election, especially compared to 2008. Yet, the media continue to base their polling samples on a model that would mimic the 2008 election. Let me repeat…this isn’t going to happen.

    There are a couple of other funky things in the poll that should raise questions about the headline results. After knowing the party affiliation of the respondent, they ask whether they consider themselves a “strong Democrat” or “Strong Republican.” Around 60% of GOP respondents consider themselves “strong Republicans”, but around 70% of Democrat respondents consider themselves “strong Democrats.” So, not only the partisan sample skewed toward Democrats, its skewed towards very active, base Democrat voters.

    Also, when asked how they voted in 2008, respondents picked Obama by the following margins; OH +15, FL +13, and PA +14. Obama’s actual margin of victory in these states was; OH +5, FL +3 and PA +11.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/08/01/media-skew-swing-state-polls-to-boost-obama

  120. Re: Mrs. Smith
    August 1st, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Are they sure she is even a female? I think that would be the first question.

    It is a sad world when people or countries think they have to cheat to win in sports…

  121. My email to Wall Street Journal writer who is carrying water for the obnoxious Obama loving Gerry Seib.
    ——————————————————————
    From-

    To: Louise Radnofsky (WSJ)

    Re. The dog that did not bark

    You claim that employers are moving to comply with the health (insurance) overhaul law.

    Are you perchance aware that Romney has pledged to kill Obamacare ?

    That being the case, I expect that many if not most employers are taking a wait and see approach.

    Wait and see is the antithesis of moving to comply.

    Your main source is the Secretary of Health and Human Services–hardly an objective witness.

    The fate of Obamacare will be decided in November–which is the way Roberts seemed to want it.

    In addition, a Federal District Court has issued an injunction against implementation based on religious objections.

    These are material omissions.

    As such, they undermine your premise and suggest bias.

    Wall Street Journal subscriber

  122. Snopes also supports these numbers.

    http://equalitymatters.org/factcheck/201207020001
    Chick-Fil-A Donated Nearly $2 Million To Anti-Gay Groups In 2010
    July 02, 2012 9:26 am ET
    In early 2011, Chick-fil-A came under fire for its donations and political ties to a number of anti-gay groups. Though Chick-fil-A continues to deny supporting an anti-gay agenda, the company has donated over $3 million to organizations like the Family Research Council and Exodus International between 2003 and 2009. And in 2010 alone, Chick-fil-A donated over $1.9 million to anti-gay causes, more than any other year for which public records are available.

    Chick-Fil-A’s Charitable Arm Gave Nearly $2 Million To Anti-Gay Groups In 2010

    WinShape Is Chick-Fil-A’s Charitable Arm. The WinShape Foundation is Chick-fil-A’s charitable arm, created by Chick-fil-A founder and chairman S. Truett Cathy in 1984. WinShape has received a substantial amount of funding from Chick-fil-A: in 2010 alone, WinShape received $8,067,161 from Chick-fil-A Inc. [WinShape 2010, Publicly Available IRS 990 Form via Foundation Center, accessed 6/27/12]

    WinShape Gave Over $1.9 Million To Anti-Gay Groups. In 2010, WinShape donated $1,974,380 to a number of anti-gay groups:

    Marriage & Family Foundation: $1,188,380
    Fellowship Of Christian Athletes: $480,000
    National Christian Foundation: $247,500
    New Mexico Christian Foundation: $54,000
    Exodus International: $1,000
    Family Research Council: $1,000
    Georgia Family Council: $2,500
    [Winshape 2010 Publicly Available IRS 990 Form via Foundation Center, accessed 6/27/12]

  123. But the audacity of elected officials publicly discriminating against a business which does not share their views

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

    Do you think this is anything new? Do you think ‘Christian’ mayors etc have not been refusing permits to gay businesses for years?

    (Some ‘Christians’ very openly lobbied for various NYC bodies to refuse permits to the Park Place center — just because it was Muslims who wanted to build it.) Other cities have also tried to prevent real mosques from being built.)

  124. ShortTermer
    August 2nd, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Re: Mrs. Smith
    August 1st, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Are they sure she is even a female?
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    She is described as being 5′ tall, less than a 100lbs, more like 98lbs, with hands the size of an ice-cream scoop and wearing pink booties.

  125. FREE Speech bites the dust.. (video)



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    Heidi Wys, Adviser To Powerful Puerto Rico Lawmaker, Faces Calls To Resign After Anti-Obama Tweet

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — An adviser to Puerto Rico’s most powerful female lawmaker faced calls to resign on Wednesday after she sent a tweet to President Barack Obama urging him to buy the first lady a double-banana sundae and take her to Kenya.

    Heidi Wys sent the tweet last week shortly after Obama tweeted that Michelle Obama’s birthday was coming up.

    “Who cares?” Wys wrote in response. “Take her to Burger King, buy her a sundae with double banana, take her to your homeland, Kenya!”

    That tweet and several other tweets Wys sent earlier about Obama were still publicly visible on her Twitter account Wednesday afternoon.

    Wys is the main adviser to House of Representatives President Jenniffer Gonzalez and has earned $630,000 since 2008 for her services as an administrative consultant, according to records with the Comptroller’s Office.

    Several legislators are demanding that Wys step down or that Gonzalez ask for her resignation.

    “How is it that Puerto Rico `does it better’ if the government pays an employee who is discriminating against the president of the United States?” said Sen. Juan Eugenio Hernandez, alluding to Puerto Rico’s tourism slogan.

    more:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/01/heidi-wys-obama-tweet-puerto-rico_n_1729377.html

  126. “It is a sad world when people or countries think they have to cheat to win in sports…”
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    agreed.. you would think media would be raving about such spectacular athletes.
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    Badminton players banished from London Olympics

    London

    Eight female badminton doubles players were disqualified Wednesday from the London Olympics after trying to lose matches to receive a more favorable place in the tournament.

    Eight female badminton players from three [Asian] countries have been disqualified from the 2012 London Olympics for trying to lose matches in order to receive better placement in the doubles competition.

    The Badminton World Federation announced its ruling after investigating two teams from South Korea and one each from China and Indonesia. It punished them for “not using one’s best efforts to win a match” and “conducting oneself in a manner that is clearly abusive or detrimental to the sport” in matches Tuesday night.

    “We applaud the federation for having taken swift and decisive action,” IOC spokesman Mark Adams told The Associated Press. “Such behavior is incompatible with the Olympic values.”

    http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Olympics/Latest-News-Wires/2012/0801/Badminton-players-banished-from-London-Olympics-video

    Olympics medal count: China edges back out in front of US Wednesday

  127. I am so sick and tired of these damn lefty millionaire punk Hollywood actors, not one ounce of humility, not one ounce of respect for anything but themselves. I will never ever spend one penny on any hollywood movie, I remember a time when there were people like Jimmy Stewart, WWII vet, Ernest Bourgine, another WWII vet, now we have punks like Kevin Spacey and Roseanne Barr, can’t keep their damn mouths shut and denigrate anyone and everyone who doesn’t see the world as their demented minds do.

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2012/08/01/nbc-gives-platform-kevin-spacey-smearing-romney-murderous-politician#ixzz22KsULilL

  128. and another CA city files for bankcruptcy protection… these are just falling one by one

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/02/us-usa-bankrupty-san-bernardino-idUSBRE87105220120802

    “San Bernardino filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday citing more than $1 billion of debts and making it the third California city to seek protection from creditors.

    The city of about 210,000 residents 65 miles east of Los Angeles declared a fiscal crisis last month after a report said local government had tapped out its reserves and projected spending would top revenue by $45 million in the fiscal year that began on July 1.

    The filing, made in the United States Bankruptcy Court, Central California District, states that the city has “more than $1 billion” in liabilities, and estimated that it has between 10,001 and 25,000 creditors.”

  129. Oh goodie, Robert Wolf, that Obot butt kisser on CNBS peddling his new business after UBS fired him for getting too close to OTurd’s anti-wealth, anti-success rhetoric.

  130. This is poetic enough to have been penned by admin or others here, but I noticed it because of a Keith Koffler tweet.

    HURT: The smallness of the new Obama – Washington Times
    …But in his desperation to win again after making such a mess of things, he has resorted to those old, small tactics such as flipping his position on gay marriage to woo that faction. Or granting amnesty to illegals in hopes of rounding up Hispanic votes.
    He’s become like an old, washed-up rock star, playing to small and smaller crowds but never quite able to get that old magic back.
    And we are not talking Mick Jagger. We are talking Meat Loaf, all sad and sweaty and crashing around the stage, desperate to get one little flicker of his old fleeting glory days back again.
    This was the guy who promised to bring peace to the world, prosperity to the poor and calm the raging seas.

    He accepted the Democratic nomination at Mile High Stadium in Denver, the symbolic apex that his 2008 campaign was.
    The soaring heights of his campaign promises mirror the low, desperate valleys of his actual presidency. This year’s nomination will be accepted in the muggy little city of Charlotte, N.C. Elevation: 751 feet.
    That’s a 4,529-foot letdown. No wonder so many Democrats are scrambling not to go.
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jul/31/hurt-the-smallness-of-the-new-obama

  131. Obama’s the equivalent of Madonna showing off her saggy breasts on stage on her current tour to fans to get any sort of publicity,its not right, i don’t want to see it and it comes across as vile and disgusting, whats next, the half naked WH calendar, Beefcake Obama in his swimsuit again like 2008?

  132. “How is it that Puerto Rico `does it better’ if the government pays an employee who is discriminating against the president of the United States?” said Sen. Juan Eugenio Hernandez, alluding to Puerto Rico’s tourism slogan.————————————-
    This no good leftist maggot gives maggots a bad name. Who gives a flying fuck if it is Michelle’s birthday. She is the biggest spender since Marie Antoinette, noveau riche to a glaring fault. Our money she spends on herself with reckless abandon. I admire the lady who suggested as a birthday present the fraud should take her to burger king. Its high time she learned how the other half lives. Its time she was put on an austerity program. Its high time she and her Herculean hubby with the spindly arms and legs, and little pot belly were told parting is such sweet sorrow. Now git yer asses down the road, because the two of you did not build this country, did not help this country in its hour of need, but cannibalized it in every sense of the word. The dogs got off easier. Ours has been the death of a thousand cuts. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. (With that big a target it is hard to imagine how the door could miss. And when you go take big media with you. We have no use for them or their lies. They have jumped the shark, and now they need the shark to tear them to pieces.

  133. Looks like as soon as the olympics finish we get Romneys VP.

    Romney To Embark On Swing State Bus Tour–With VP Nominee?–After Olympics

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/08/01/Romney-To-Embark-On-Swing-State-Bus-Tour-Possibly-With-VP-Nominee-After-Olympics

    As the Olympics conclude next week, Mitt Romney will embark on a bus tour of the most important swing states on August 10 in what may be the beginning of his campaign’s sprint to the November finish line.

    The Associated Press (AP) reported that Romney is finalizing a bus tour that is expected to take him to Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida.

    CNN’s Peter Hamby, one of the few reporters at that network who covers politics fairly, first reported the news and noted that Romney’s bus trip had all the signals of a barnstorming trip that Romney would make with his vice presidential candidate.

    If that is the case, Romney would have to make his vice presidential announcement, of course, in the same timeframe as the bus tour.

    As Hamby noted, there will be a media vacuum between the end of the Olympics and the beginning of the Republican National Convention in Florida, and Romney’s vice presidential announcement would fill that vacuum to ensure the ticket gets the maximum amount of coverage as undecided voters who are not political junkies begin to pay attention to the election.

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    Yup that’s the time i would do it, would fill the airwaves for weeks.

  134. Trumka calls members in the union he’s in charge of racist, for not voting for Oturd
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    Take a good look at him some time. A good look. Now tell me this. Is he a homo sapien or a rodent. Clearly the latter. And, not surprisingly, a personality to match. Rat poison is the only effective known antidote.

  135. Ron Futrell1 Aug 201229post a comment

    This is as automatic as the debt-ceiling growing under Barack Obama. The media will hate Romney’s choice for Vice President.

    It does not matter whom Mitt Romney chooses; this person will be hated, despised, and compared to Sarah Palin. There will be no comparisons to the nut-job, gaffe machine Joe Biden, because the media loves him and finds his foolishness endearing. “Someone get that VP a puppy.”

    The media has failed miserably at “cracking” Romney, so the Veep will be the new target. Make no doubt about it. It is already happening.

    “The return of Mitt Romney back home after something of a rocky overseas trip, so will the announcement of a potential running-mate heal the damage?” asked Josh Harris on ABC’s Good Morning America. Rocky? Damage? Do you believe that Josh, or did you just read the prompter? Who wrote that? Let me answer that question for you….as far as the media is concerned, the VP choice will only increase the “damage,” because all the media knows is damage when it comes to Republican candidates.

    CNN has already declared a “safe choice a mistake.” There you have it. By the way, with the Activist Old Media, there is no “safe” choice here for Romney.

    This reminds me of an experience I had as a young boy. Like most kids, we played football in the street (run a hook pattern near the Buick.) An adult who lived on the street yelled at us, because he thought we would get hit by a car. Of course, we ignored him, laughed at him, and gave him a politically incorrect name: Insane Wayne (hey, we were kids; don’t judge us.) One day Wayne got in his car and halfheartedly tried to run us down so that his prediction might come true. There was no danger, but Wayne wanted so badly for his template to play itself out, that he took action to make it come to fruition. I think of this experience as I watch the Activist Old Media.

    First, they create a story line. In this case, they are already talking of “damage,” and the Palin comparisons are everywhere. I’m guessing the graphics have already been made of Palin and Kelly Ayotte to use if Romney chooses her. Insane Wayne. The warning has been made by the media, and after Romney makes his decision, they will get in their car and try to run the VP choice down. Like Wayne, they will fail.

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    OldWarrior

    The media needs to replace the Sarah Palin pincushion. It’s run out of space.

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    Pick Sarah!

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    another opportunity to just die laughing , she is a proven loser . a media star that ‘s it ..

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    Bobby Jindal is gonna be the pick….

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    I really hope Romney waits until the convention to announce his pick for VP. There is no upside to allowing the MSM to concentrate their efforts ONE MINUTE before he has to. All that advice on announcing sooner is misguided at best and frankly, all too often subversive.

    DON’T DO IT!!!!

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    Amen. Don’t give the leftwing pukes in the media a stinking thing.

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    And why wouldn’t they?

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    I do not care which Tea Party Conservative Romney picks at the Republican Convention in 2012.
    I want Mark Levin for Attorney General.
    I want John Bolton as Secretary of State.
    I want Larry Kudlow as Chairman of the Federal Reserve
    I want Lou Dobbs as Secretary of the Treasury
    And of course Ms Ann Coulter as Press Secretary. (Oh the howls from the WH Press corps)

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    I nominate Allen West for Secretary of Defense.

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    “…Tea Party Conservative Romney…”

    What? How is Romney a Tea Party conservative?

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    did they all ‘accept ” were they all confirmed by the US SENATE ? …

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    Rudy Giuliani as Secretary of Homeland Security

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    Tammy Bruce replaces Coulter

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    Didn’t Insane Wayne become Barack Obama’s Commerce Secretary, who recently resigned?

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    If I were Mitt, I would pick the most conservtive woman I could get and watch the media froth at the mouth. Sarah would be a wonderful choice and get those leftie heads exploding all over the country! Now THAT’s entertainment!

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    none exist: not one : not one that has the credentials . Meg Whitman however she is not conservative enough about abortions : she is a fiscal hawk but the FOLKS want a CHURCH LEADER , not a leader of a multi trillion dollar empire with a million moving parts ..

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    PALIN , you are joking : MS “lipstick on a PIG’ hollow slogan drama queen … give it a rest : we need intelligent people who have solutions not HOKEY high school slogans that are a joke .

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    He has to pick Paul Ryan. Paul Ryan is the future of the Republican party. No-nonsense, classy guy who sticks to the economy, will do just fine in foreign affairs, and he’s socially conservative but quiet about it (which is how you have to be with your socially conservative beliefs in this day and age).

    Plus, as a young conservative who just graduated college, I’ve talked to a lot of people and a lot of young people like Paul Ryan.

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    Of course the media is going to go after Romney and whoever he picks for Vice-President. And don’t think the attacks and smears are going to stop after election day. They won’t! If anything, the media will intensify their assault on any conservative they can get in their sights. Every miniscule infraction or “gaff” will be magnified ten fold while ignoring genuine moral, ethical, constitutional, or even legal infractions on the left. And winning this election just buys us time. The radical left isn’t going to die away just because they loose one election. They’ll just crank up the ol’ propaganda machine until the next election. After all, look how close they are to winning the whole thing right now.

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    I would like to see him pick Sarah, that would make them foam at the mouth and give us the exact team the country needs, watch them flop like minnows out of water. Twinkles up Twinkles up.

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    you cannot be serious: she is a proven loser , zero solutions , full of Hokey worthless sound bites .. Romney is a Professional , an executive . Lipstick on a pig is not his type of communication stye …

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    heard it on good authority, and from good judgement, “don’t let the media dictate the choice”- Thanks, Ron but (love Marco, but McDonnell starting to look good to me, too, has the military background that is interesting, and daughter serving, now. Notre Dame undergrad ain’t too bad either

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    Yep. Catholicism might help a lot in PA, OH and the upper Midwest.

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    If Romney picks Rubio, watch the mainstream
    (leftist) media spend the next few months trying to destroy Rubio. Expect a
    manufactured controversy in the first month (or at least one where they would
    not publish it were he a Democrat).

    Expect the D’s and their
    supporting media to spend the next 100 days differentiating between Cuban
    Hispanics and Hispanics. Cubans will be portrayed as 3 headed monsters
    within the Hispanic community by the left wing media. That is because
    Rubio is of Cuban descent.

    It is very important at every
    event when leftists try to make this distinction that they be called out for
    their racism using facts like “this distinction was never made until Rubio
    became the VP candidate” and “Why are you noting race in this
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    I had the same thought when driving to work this morning – with Cruz and Rubio rising, look for the media to carve Cubans out of the Hispanic demographic. We’ll see a lot of interviews with Mexican Americans explaining the cultural and values differences.

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    Come to think of it, the likely narrative will be something like “Cuban Americans have traditionally overlooked the economic and social weaknesses of the Republican party, only supporting it because of its anti-Castro stance.” I can hear Chris Matthews saying it right now.

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    Watch
    this video, then go to the film’s website and read more about it. And,
    SHARE, SHARE, SHARE IT EVERYWHERE! Every American needs to see this
    video. He’s sending out millions of FREE videos all over America, but
    don’t let that stop you from buying a copy for yourself and your friends
    & family. ESPECIALLY the liberals! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

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    Duh! Hopefully Mitt and his VP choice understand this and approach it as the supposedly referee (Journalist) have been bought and paid attitude.

    There will be no love. Just keep attacking…

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    Good thing only the left pay any attention to the rust media. They are not mainstream anymore. Check ratings.

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    Simultaneously with, if not immediately before, Romney announces the name of his VP pick, the former mainstream media will let loose with the first of its 24/7 salvos from the volumes of innuendos and gossip that it has already accumulated on each possible pick in its effort to destroy that person. That’s as certain as death and taxes. Maybe more certain.

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    And the MSM still doesn’t get why their ratings are plummeting.

    Does anyone beside liberals actually trust these guys to not be bias?

    It’s the economy stupid

    Perhaps its time some up and coming real journalist go up to these MSM knuckle heads and question them on their obvious bias

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  136. Our Hillary is out there working like no other SoS hU.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
    PUBLIC SCHEDULE
    THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012

    SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

    Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel to Kampala, Uganda. Secretary Clinton is accompanied by Counselor Mills, Assistant Secretary Carson, Director Sullivan, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs Grant Harris, and VADM Harry B. Harris, Jr., JCS. Please click here for more information.

  137. tim
    August 2nd, 2012 at 6:42 am

    I am so sick and tired of these damn lefty millionaire punk Hollywood actors, not one ounce of humility, not one ounce of respect for anything but themselves. I will never ever spend one penny on any hollywood movie, I remember a time when there were people like Jimmy Stewart, WWII vet, Ernest Bourgine, another WWII vet, now we have punks like Kevin Spacey and Roseanne Barr, can’t keep their damn mouths shut and denigrate anyone and everyone who doesn’t see the world as their demented minds do.
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    Tim, it’s Matt Lauer that is the idiot. Spacey is doing a Netflix special with the main character of the story based on the Shakespearean play, Richard III.

    “Richard III is a history play by William Shakespeare. It depicts the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of Richard III of England.”

    Lauer, the nbc DIMWIT, assumes Spacey as the main character in the movie is depicting Romney as the villain. When the audience will make the connection soon enough, Spacey’s character resonates with Obama. Spacey planting the seed via the RIII’s malevolent character that Obama’s re-election will be as beneficial to Americans as did the concept of financial derivatives which validates the Machiavellian construct in the transcendent book by the authors of “Fool Me Twice..”

    “Shakespeare may have intended to portray Richard as “… a personification of the Machiavellian view of history as power politics”. In this view, Richard III is acting entirely out of his own free will in brutally taking hold of the English throne. Noting that [Obama] Richard III “boasts to us of his finesse in dissembling and deception with bits of Scripture to cloak his ‘naked villainy’. Machiavelli, as Shakespeare may want us to realize, is not a safe guide to practical politics”.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_III_%28play%29

  138. Rafalca takes 1st Olympic run

    LONDON (AP) — Rarely has an Olympic dressage horse received as much attention as Rafalca.

    Thursday morning, in perhaps the most watched dressage ride ever, Rafalca and rider Jan Ebeling posted a score of 70.243 on the first day of team and individual dressage competition. Rafalca was the only U.S. horse among the 25 to compete Thursday. The other three, ridden by Tina Konyot, Steffen Peters, and Adrienne Lyle go among the 25 riding Friday.

    Carl Hester of Great Britain, one of the favorites, led early with a score of 77.720.

    Rafalca, a 15-year-old German-bred mare is part-owned by Mitt Romney’s wife and has been the source of humor for comedian and satirist Stephen Colbert, who has declared dressage “the sport of the summer” as he tweaks the Republican presidential candidate and his ability to relate to everyday Americans when he’s connected to the rarefied world of Olympic equestrian sports.

    Dressage, better known in Europe than the U.S., is the equine equivalent of ballet. Horse and rider (wearing top hat and tails) go through a series of steps that look like the horse is dancing: twirling pirouettes, prancing trots and the crowd-pleasing “flying change,” which looks like the horse is skipping.

    Romney was at Greenwich Park Thursday. She did not speak to the press Wednesday, a campaign spokesperson saying her London schedule”was too busy” for her to comment. The British press roundly criticized her husband for saying the problems facing Olympic organizers were “disconcerting” during a trip to London on the eve of the Games.

    Rafalca’s turn in the dressage ring put an Olympic spotlight on another issue facing Romney, who is reported to be worth $250 million.

    His wife’s financial interest in Rafalca, a bay Oldenburg, has critics Romney is out of touch with the concerns of middle-income voters. A top-flight dressage horse can cost more than six figures, with upkeep running from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars a month. The Romneys own several horses and have taken controversial tax deductions on them.

    This week, Comedy Central aired a piece showing Colbert taking a dressage lesson from Michael Barisone, the U.S. dressage team’s reserve rider in the 2008 Olympics, in a bid to disprove the sport’s elitist reputation.

    “Dressage is the new American pastime!” declared Colbert, whose use of a foam “No. 1” finger during his first dressage bit has been copied by some equestrian fans in London.

    Dressed like Roy Rogers, Colbert pressed Barisone to explain how a horse is selected to undergo the intense, years-long training that dressage requires, wondering out loud if at one point the horse just says: “Dad, I don’t want to go into battle, I just want to dance!”

    At Greenwich Park Wednesday, such kidding were far from the minds of the U.S. dressage team, which has a shot at the bronze team medal. Germany and Britain are currently favored for the top medals.

    “All of our horses are peaking at the right time,” said Konyot, who will ride Calecto V. “The other competitors are watching us.”

    Wednesday, Ebeling said he welcomed the attention, negative or otherwise, that the Romneys’ stake in Rafalca has given the sport since it’s given him a chance to show that dressage isn’t about millionaires but hard work.

    “I think the biggest misconception is always that people think that you just sit on a horse and they just kind of trot around in circles,” he said. “That really is not the case.”

    A typical dressage horse requires up to a decade of training to compete at Olympic levels. Horse and rider work very much as a team, with the rider giving the horse invisible cues through subtle leg, hand and seat shifts. The horse is judged from 0-10 on executing a standard test of 33 movements:

    PASSAGE: a prancing, high-striding step

    PIAFFE: a passage done in place

    HALF-PASS: where the horse moves forward and sideways at the same time by crossing over its legs

    PIROUETTE: where the horse completes a full circle in place while cantering

    FLYING CHANGE: where the horse changes the sequence of its steps

    The highest scoring teams from Thursday’s Grand Prix advance to a second, harder test called the Grand Prix Special on Aug. 7. The 18 highest-scoring individual riders then perform a freestyle set to music to determine individual medal scores. That competition is Aug. 9, the final day of Olympic equestrian competition.

    The German-born Ebeling, who became a U.S. citizen in 1998, said the Romneys have been great supporters of the sport and have helped boost its visibility.

    “I really welcome the attention,” he said. “It’s given us a fantastic opportunity to have our sport — have visibility in our sport — and show what we’re really about, show that it is an Olympic discipline and show people how much we work to get there.”

  139. rgb44hrc
    August 1st, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    admin
    August 1st, 2012 at 10:59 am
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    I love the smell of Obama panic in the morning.

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    How Sweet it is 🙂

  140. I remember a time when there were people like Jimmy Stewart, WWII vet, Ernest Bourgine, another WWII vet

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    That generation is dying of old age. Do you think it’s time for another World War?

  141. I remember a time when there were people like Jimmy Stewart, WWII vet, Ernest Bourgine, another WWII vet

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    That generation is dying of old age. Do you think it’s time for another World War?

  142. BASIL99
    August 1st, 2012 at 7:56 pm
    Hey Liberals, the turnout for Chick-Fil_A Appreciation Day
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    Yesterday, I wanted to just stop off at Shop Rite in Hamilton NJ, and there was this …traffic jam…at the mall! I couldn’t figure out what the heck was going on.

    I finally was able to drive around it, and saw some fast food restaurant with cars lined up…Then I noticed, “Chik Fil-A”.

    Ha!

  143. Snicker snort:
    Romney adviser: Obama’s campaign chief appears to have broken the law
    Mitt Romney’s top political adviser said Thursday that e-mails between White House officials — including Obama campaign manager Jim Messina — and lobbyists sent from personal e-mail accounts appeared to violate federal laws.
    “This appears to be a violation of the law which requires that all official communications be preserved,” Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstom said on a conference call with reporters Thursday.
    A report published Tuesday by House Republicans found that Obama administration officials would set up meetings with lobbyists at coffee shops near the White House — a move seemingly intended to keep the visits from appearing on official White House visitor logs. Some of the e-mails, including discussion of the president’s healthcare bill with a pharmaceutical lobbyist, were also sent from Messina’s personal e-mail address….
    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/241815-romney-adviser-obama-campaign-manager-appears-to-have-broken-the-law

  144. rgb44hrc
    August 2nd, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Wish there had was a Chick-Fil_A here. Even though I don’t eat chicken I’m sure there’s something else on the menu I could order like those waffle fries everyone is raving about.

  145. WTF? Reid is insane. I have never seen such a nasty bitter old man. Could have been the model for Scrooge.

    Isn’t it friggin” ILLEGAL for him to be making these accusations??????????

    Reid: Romney is guilty of tax evasion until he proves he’s innocent

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said that the burden of proof is on Mitt Romney to prove that he hasn’t evaded paying his taxes, despite the legal principle that a person accused of a crime is “innocent until proven guilty.”

    Reid accused Romney of what amounts to tax fraud, but he doesn’t think he to provide evidence for the charge. “I don’t think the burden should be on me,” Reid told reporters on a conference call, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal. “The burden should be on him. He’s the one I’ve alleged has not paid any taxes. Why didn’t he release his tax returns?”

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/reid-romney-is-guilty-of-tax-evasion-until-he-proves-hes-innocent/article/2503802?custom_click=rss

  146. I like the “These Hands” vid of hardworking business owners telling their stories. This one is from Virginia.


  147. Some funny toons and posters about CFA Day.

    I especially liked the one with side by side pix of Cathy and Farrakhan

    Chicago Values.

    The captions read: Cathy: I oppose same-sex marriage and the mayor bans my restaurants

    Farrakhan: I oppose same sex marriage and the mayor welcomes my group

    http://patriotpost.us/humor/14279

  148. Well in that case, i know Basil, vile but he’s opened a door….

    in that case, if the burden of proof is on Romney, the burden of proof is on all of them.

    Prove you went to college Obama, prove you were born here Obama, give us your tax returns pelosi, give us your tax returns Reid, if you don’t you may be a felon.

  149. I must say though its like the Dem party has suddenly morphed into the Westboro Baptist Phelps lot.

  150. re moononpluto 11:33
    ————
    True. There are many articles on Pelosi’s refusal to provide. I happen to prefer this one.

    July 19 2012 Nancy Pelosi Downplays Tax Return Demand
    …As recently as Wednesday, Pelosi had strongly urged Romney to provide further disclosure of his tax returns. But today, while maintaining Romney should release more documents because of “custom” and “tradition,” Pelosi said the issue was trivial compared with economic issues. We spent too much time on that. We should be talking about middle-income tax cuts,” Pelosi said after answering two questions about the issue.
    The Minority Leader faced questions about the issue after a McClatchy News report showed only 17 of 535 Members released their tax returns when asked….
    http://www.rollcall.com/news/nancy_pelosi_downplays_tax_return_demand-216283-1.html

  151. Obama wants your beer money

    http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2012/08/02/obama-beer-money/

    President Obama and his campaign made a desperate last minute push to close the July books on the highest note possible, resorting to a seemingly endless series of gimmicks and pleadings to prod supporters to contribute.

    The Obama campaign long ago abandoned hope that it could raise $1 billion, and probably won’t make it’s downgraded goal of $750 billion either. It was outraised by the Romney campaign for the previous two months, and may well get trounced again in July.

    Obama staged a desperate race around the country during July to raise money, with the final days of the month including a last minute dash out to the ritzy Virginia suburbs and then a special trip on Air Force One to collect $40,000 a head from the One Percent at a swank New York City fundraiser.

    But Obama’s personal touch was accompanied by a series of sometime bizarre tactics to get backers to part with their cash before midnight July 31.

    Among the oddest was a demand for booze money dispatched via Twitter.

    DEADLINE : FOR THE PRICE OF BUYING YOUR FRIEND A DRINK, PITCH IN $5 BEFORE MIDNIGHT TO HELP THIS CAMPAIGN WIN

    ………………………………

    Seriously he now wants your entertainment and you friends drink.

  152. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/08/gop-hits-obama-on-lobbyist-meetings-at-caribou/

    GOP Hits Obama on Lobbyist Meetings at ‘Caribou’

    In an election-year effort to cast President Obama as a “typical politician,” Republicans are highlighting the administration’s alleged hypocrisy on transparency in holding meetings with lobbyists off White House grounds in order to keep them secret.

    While the meetings have been extensively reported before by ABC News and the New York Times, a new report published Tuesday by House Republicans exposed a raft of email messages between industry lobbyists and Obama administration officials deliberately making plans to rendezvous off-site to avoid detection.

    In several cases, the officials’ messages were sent from non-governmental, personal email accounts, which Republicans allege was intended to keep the correspondence from the public record.

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

    “Jim – coffee at Caribou Coffee – across the corner from the WH – would work at 11:30 a.m. on Friday…plus getting you through the new WH security rules these days almost takes an act of Congress almost (and you know how well that’s going these days),” wrote one official in the White House Office of Science and Technology policy to an executive in the GPS industry. ”[P]lus you’d appear on an official WH Visitor List which is maybe not want [sic] you want at this stage …”

    Other emails show then White House chief of staff Jim Messina using a non-governmental account to discuss language for the health care reform bill with a pharmaceutical industry lobbyist. In one message from March 2010, Messina assures the lobbyist he would overcome opposition from then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to achieve more favorable legislation.

    “I will roll [P]elosi to get the 4 billion,” Messina told Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America lobbyist Jeffrey Forbes. “As you may have heard I am literally rolling over the house. But there just isn’t 8-10 billion.”

    Republicans say Messina’s emails from his personal account potentially violate the Presidential Records Act, which requires that all official executive branch communications be archived for public record.

    In a new web video and conference call with reporters, the Republican National Committee blasted President Obama, who pledged to make his administration the most transparent in history.

    “The Obama White House is actively deceiving the American people and they are doing it over a Caribou latte,” RNC chairman Reince Priebus told reporters, referring to the coffee shop where many of the undisclosed meetings with lobbyists occurred.

    “This President does not want the American people to know who they are meeting with on a day-to-day basis,” Priebus said. “They have had many meetings at coffee houses, so we have no way of knowing what insider deals they are cutting with lobbyists with tax payers’ money.”

    White House press secretary Jay Carney, who called the House Republicans’ report an attempt to distract from more weighty policy issues, insisted administration officials did not attempt to avoid detection by using non-White House email accounts or holding off-site meetings.

    “Mr. Messina had a longstanding personal email account in which he got traffic. In an effort to comply with all the regulations pertaining to emails, he would forward emails to his White House account or copy his White House account so that those emails would be part of presidential record,” Carney said.

    Asked whether it is White House policy to hold some meetings off-site to avoid individuals’ names in the visitor logs, Carney demurred.

    “I don’t have anything on this specific issue,” he said.

    As for whether presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney would be a more transparent president, and whether there were comparable emails that went missing or were private during the George W. Bush administration, Priebus also dodged.

    “I hope that all those Democrats that were whining during the Bush years would agree with the hypocrisy of all of this, and jump on board with us,” he said, adding he wasn’t going to re-litigate the Bush years.

  153. Have you noticed that Twitter is ablaze with Romney supporters today? I’ve picked up 3 followers this morning. Just now made aware of a Veterans For Romney event kicking off in Harrisburg. I’ve no idea of the scope of this.

  154. rgb44hrc,

    The Paramus Mall CFA. Notice the thousands lined up are from all nationalities – white, black, hispanic, Asian. This is incredible and very encouraging. Shows Americans still value free speech.


  155. Why does big media hate the Tea Party?

    Simple. It is a simple matter of economic self interest.

    The tea party is a clear and present danger to the earning power of the vast self serving power elite centered in Washington DC–meaning, the lobbyists, the lawyers, the think tanks, the industry assocations, the political staffs and the media who form the heart of that economy.

    Therefore, they conjure up lies and distortions to attack the tea party. And they use the race card to incite ignorant members of the minority community to attack them.

    This is a big bait and switch. The real beneficiary of the policies which profess to help minorities is the Washington elites, not the supposed beneficiaries.

    It is not unreasonable for a community to band together to maintain economic prosperity. Every community does that. What is unusual about this community is that it has leverage other communities do not have, and it is completely piggish in the way operates.

    Big media uses its vast power to brand anyone who challenges the Washington DC establishment an enemy of the people. Ibsen wrote a play by that name. Only in this case, it is not the ignorant people living in a coastal town in Norway who resort to these tactics, but the corrupt political class and their camp followers who proceed to trash anyone and any idea that threatens their economic well being.

    —————————————————–

    Enemy of the People

    Dr. Thomas Stockmann is a popular citizen of a small coastal town in Norway. The town has recently invested a large amount of public and private money towards the development of baths, a project led by Dr. Stockmann and his brother, Peter Stockmann, the Mayor. The town is expecting a surge in tourism and prosperity from the new baths, said to be of great medicinal value, and as such, the baths are a source of great local pride. However, just as the baths are proving successful, Dr. Stockmann discovers that waste products from the town’s tannery are contaminating the waters, causing serious illness amongst the tourists. He expects this important discovery to be his greatest achievement, and promptly sends a detailed report to the Mayor, which includes a proposed solution which would come at a considerable cost to the town.

    To his surprise, Dr. Stockmann finds it difficult to get through to the authorities. They seem unable to appreciate the seriousness of the issue and unwilling to publicly acknowledge and address the problem because it could mean financial ruin for the town. As the conflict develops, the Mayor warns his brother that he should “acquiesce in subordinating himself to the community.” Dr. Stockmann refuses to accept this, and holds a town meeting at Captain Horster’s house in order to persuade people that the baths must be closed.

    The townspeople – eagerly anticipating the prosperity that the baths will bring – refuse to accept Dr. Stockmann’s claims, and his friends and allies, who had explicitly given support for his campaign, turn against him en masse. He is taunted and denounced as a lunatic, an “Enemy of the People.” In a scathing rebuttal of both the Victorian notion of community and the principles of democracy, Dr. Stockmann proclaims that in matters of right and wrong, the individual is superior to the multitude, which is easily led by self-advancing demagogues. Dr. Stockmann sums up Ibsen’s denunciation of the masses, with the memorable quote “…the strongest man in the world is the man who stands most alone.” He also says: “A minority may be right; a majority is always wrong.”

    because the public reaction would be, it is fine for you to support the economic needs of your community, but not at the expense of ours. Therefore, they affect the pose of being wiser than the rest of us and incite minorities into doing their dirty work. They claim that their actions benefit minorities, but the evidence shows that is a lie. In the final analyis, they sole beneficiary of their machinations is them and their fellow Washingtonians.

  156. JEEZUS! I didn’t realize that Reid made those comments on the floor of the Senate! Aren’t there grounds for him to be censored for inflammatory unproven remarks about someone who is, for now, still a private citizen? WTF!

    Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., took to the Senate floor Thursday to accuse Mitt Romney of paying no taxes for the last 10 years, amplifying comments he made to media outlets earlier in the week though he’s already acknowledged he’s “not certain” the claim is even true.

    “The word’s out that he hasn’t paid any taxes for 10 years,” Reid said. “Let him prove that he has paid taxes, because he hasn’t.”

    Romney’s campaign immediately rejected the statement as “shameful.” On Fox News, Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom said he doesn’t think there’s “anything behind it.”

    “I’m telling you authoritatively, speaking on behalf of the governor, that those charges are untrue. They’re baseless. And there’s nothing to back them up.”

    http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2012/08/02/reid-repeats-rumor-senate-floor-romney-paid-no-taxes-campaign-denies/

  157. Ed Morrissey at HA agrees with me.

    “I know that the term “Senate ethics” is often an oxymoron, but doesn’t accusing a political opponent from the Senate floor of a felony without offering a shred of proof violate some kind of ethics rule? “The word’s out” refers only to Harry Reid and Harry Reid alone. Not only is this despicable and grossly irresponsible, it should be actionable in court.”


  158. wbboei,

    Is this a proper topic for discussion on the senate floor? What does this have to do with government business? This has to be actionable, no?

  159. My dream team:

    Hillary Rodham Clinton – President

    William J. Clinton – First Dude and Advisor

    Diane Feinstein – Vice President

    Head of the DOJ – Trey Gowdy 😉

    Military Advisor – Gen. David Petraeus

  160. Hehehehehe.

    Rush said he got a call from a guy who went to Harvard with BO and he got the lowest grades ever recorded. Professors covered up his absences from class and gave him B’s and C’s.

    Rush said the rumor is now out there and it is up to BO to prove whether it’s true or false and we need the transcripts.

    I heard a rumor that Reid has a particular fondness for goats and sheep and even dresses his favorites up in ballet tutus and motorcycle outfits.

    It’s up to Reid to prov that’s not true.

    I don’t do twitter but for those who do have you seen any hastags along the line of IheardHarry Reid . . .

  161. MR video admin just put up: Focus
    “He focused on Obamacare instead of jobs.”
    That’s right to the point.
    Excellent.

  162. WTF?

    Democrat drafts drone privacy bill

    Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) released a draft bill on Wednesday that would require drone operators to meet certain privacy standards.

    The bill would require the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to consider privacy issues in its rule-making process for granting licenses to commercial drone operators. The bill would also require the drone operators to disclose the kinds of data they plan to collect and how they plan to use it.

    Police are already allowed to fly drones in American airspace, and the FAA is developing rules to grant licenses to civilian operators

    “Drones are already flying in U.S. airspace — with thousands more to come — but with no privacy protections or transparency measures in place,” Markey said in a statement. “We are entering a brave new world, and just because a company soon will be able to register a drone license shouldn’t mean that company can turn it into a cash register by selling consumer information.”

    http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/241609-democrat-drafts-drone-privacy-bill

  163. BASIL99
    August 2nd, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Thanks for posting Rafalca’s test. Eberling rode the ride of his life in that one.

    Looking forward to his next ride.

    I haven’t watched foxy’s video yet, perhaps it was taken from another vantage point. Thanks, foxy…

  164. Did anyone else know the percentage of Americans who are gay is less than 5%? By the amount of press covergage many inaccurately think the level is up to 25%.

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

    Might have something to do with the amount of sermons preached against them, the amount of donations to anti-gay groups, etc.

  165. Women’s Gymnastics…I think the fact that Aly Raisman scored higher in 3 out of the 4 events than mustafina should have given her the Bronze! What a joke the Olympics has become. Between this and badminton players throwing games! Ridiculous.

  166. Not to mention the Chinese female swimmer who appears to be using some kind of drug enhancement . You don’t chop off 5-6 seconds in an event in a year AND swim faster than men, just does’t happen.

  167. And Jones, America will win the medal count, we will be taking huge medals in track and field.

    My fear is next Olympics, if the Chinese have found some untraceable drug, the world is screwed and should do something serious about it.

  168. The chinese athletes are treated like battery hens, bulked up on god knows what, kept in camps (cages), made to train over and over and then chucked away when no longer useful.

  169. Here they go….

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/08/02/obama-campaign-sues-to-restrict-military-voting

    Obama Campaign Sues to Restrict Military Voting

    Obama, like many Democrats, like to say that, while they may disagree with the GOP on many issues related to national security, they absolutely share their admiration and dedication to members of our armed forces. Obama, in particular, likes to be seen visiting troops and photos taken with members of our military. So, why is his campaign and the Democrat party suing to restrict their ability to vote in the upcoming election?

    On July 17th, the Obama for America Campaign, the Democratic National Committee and the Ohio Democratic Party filed suit in OH to strike down part of that state’s law governing voting by members of the military. Their suit said that part of the law is “arbitrary” with “no discernible rational basis.”

    Currently, Ohio allows the public to vote early in-person up until the Friday before the election. Members of the military three extra days to do so. While the Democrats may see this as “arbitrary” and having “no discernible rational basis”, I think it is entirely reasonable given the demands on servicemen and women’s time and their obligations to their sworn duty.

    The National Defense Committee reports:

    [f]or each of the last three years, the Department of Defense’s Federal Voting Assistance Program has reported to the President and the Congress that the number one reason for military voter disenfranchisement is inadequate time to successfully vote.

    Personally, I think its unconscionable that we as a nation wouldn’t make it as easy as possible for members of the military to vote. They arguably have more right to vote than the rest of us, since it is their service and sacrifice that ensures we have the right to vote in the first place.

    If anyone proposes legislation to combat voter fraud, Democrats will loudly scream that the proposal could “disenfranchise” some voter, somewhere. We must ensure, they argue, that voting is easy and accessible to every single voter. Every voter, that is, except the men and women of our military.

    Make no mistake, the Democrat lawsuit is intended to disenfranchise some unknown number of military voters. The judge should reject it with prejudice.

  170. Can they do that…..

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/08/02/Busted-Gov-Jerry-Brown-Allegedly-Took-3-Million-From-9-11-Fund

    As California teeters near default in many areas, news is breaking that Gov. Jerry Brown may have taken up to $3 million from a fund created “in honor of the victims of the 2001 terror attacks” to make up for shortfalls.

    The fund, which was raised by the sale of specialized plates within the state, totals approximately $250 million, and the AP reports that both Brown and former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger each allegedly dipped into the monies in an effort to make ends meet.

    According to AP reports, Brown is now referring to the money he allegedly took as a “loan.” Responding to pressure from Republican and Democrat state legislators alike, Brown’s office has announced that the state’s Department of Finance will audit the plate program, and the results of that audit will be used to structure a payback for the $3 million.

  171. gonzo,

    When I heard the gymnastics rules had been changed so only two athletes from each country could compete in the finals, no matter whether their scores were higher than others, I thought the US libs have successfully exported the concept of affirmative action to the world. What a disgrace. And Jordyn ? lost her shot to compete even though she was better than most other athletes. Despicable.

    That rule delegitimizes the concept of the games, to recognize athletic excellence.

  172. Latest WHI.

    But these Obama people…they are different. A whole other level. Never seen anything like it. There’s stuff I won’t ever tell you. Never. You don’t want that kinda knowledge son. You throw out a question like how many people been killed under Eric Holder? Sh-t…you don’t even know what you’r askin’.

    You got no f-cking idea how far these people will go to keep pushin’ this agenda of theirs. Everything I told you was coming – now it’s here. The dismantling of the American system. The drones, the race riots, the promises to other countries…the open borders, the destruction of our domestic energy productions, the Obama government at war with the Catholic Church…the massive inflation that is just perched above us waiting to fall down on all our heads…so much sh-t they got ready to fire at us.

    That second term…that’s their moment. Obamacare, the deficit…cities going under…military cutbacks…I can’t keep track of it all it’s going on so damn fast now. This election coming up – people better know…they ain’t messing around now. This is the real f-cking deal right here. Right now.
    *********************************************************************
    You’re askin’ what it will take to defeat Obama? Defeat the ones around him? Jarrett? Holder? All of them? It’s gonna take the American people to wake the f-ck up NOW. It’s getting to be go time here. August is when the real race is run…all the way to end. But Romney…he can’t do it alone. People out there who say they ain’t so sure about Romney…this ain’t the time to be talking that perfection sh-t. This ain’t the time to be talking 3rd party candidate bullsh-t. This ain’t the time to be sittin’ this one out.

    This IS the time to pay attention…tell everyone you know…everyone you care about…vote out Obama. Vote the son-of-a-bitch out. We got one last chance here to make it right.
    I’ll promise you this…if Obama is defeated this election… If the American people send him on his way…there is gonna be a whole sh-t pile of information coming out on what was really going on inside that White House of his and Jarrett’s. People will have the guts to speak out – openly. And they won’t be alone. They will be able to do it without the fear that hangs over them now – all of us…how scary sh-t is right now.

    And when all that truth starts to come out…people…the ones willing to listen and understand…they are gonna realize just how close the country…how close we were to the darkness. The future that was gonna be ripped away from their kids and grandkids. And how their votes against Obama saved America. How they saved that future. In the end…like I told you…in the end when the country is in real crisis – it always comes down to the American people to save it.

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/08/02/white-house-insider-we-got-one-last-chance-here-to-make-it-right/

  173. Hey Jones, the Americans have not only tied the Gold count but are 4 medals ahead overall all. This despite the obvious cheating.

  174. Lovitz and Carvey get it…they are two of the few in the hollywood community that have the guts to speak the truth and admit where the dims have gone…

    ******************************
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/08/01/lovitz-democrats-not-liberal

    Lovitz on Today’s Democrats: Not ‘Very Liberal … Close Minded’

    by Breitbart News1 Aug 201272

    Jon Lovitz is a registered Democrat. In 2008, the “Saturday Night Live” alum voted for Sen. Barack Obama for president.

    Today, Lovitz is more than disillusioned with his fellow Democrats. He tells the Charlotte Observer he doesn’t feel a connection to the party he once proudly called his own.

    “Because they changed. I don’t find them very liberal. I find them very closed-minded and stubborn. I don’t know what I am, but people say, ‘You sound like you’re Libertarian.’ I’m socially liberal and fiscally conservative,” says Lovitz, who disagrees with the idea that the rich don’t pay enough taxes but adds, “I don’t agree with the Republicans hardly on any of their social issues.”

    Part of what changed Lovitz’s tune was opening a business in the middle of the economic crisis. The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club and Podcast Theatre (which bred the aforementioned controversial podcast) opened three years ago in Hollywood.

    “Now I’m a part of an economy more than I was just getting hired for jobs. I understand it a lot better,” Lovitz says. “I thought it would be a good business opportunity and get my name out there and make some money. We’re breaking even, but it’s tough.”

    Lovitz caught the public’s attention earlier this year when he became one of the few comics who dared to aim his jokes at President Obama.

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

    I had this discussion with a friend last night when discussing the Chick Fli A story…the left just wants their way or no way…just shut up everyone that does not agree with them…or destroy them

    …the country is watching this behavior…the elected officials acting like fascists trying to stop free enterprise and demonize…Harry Reid on the Senate floor doing the opposite than what the head of the Senate of the USA should be doing…etc…on and on…appalling

    …as if our country did not have enough serious problems to deal with and Reid, Rahm and the rest of this gang waste our time on distractions and demonizations…

    and the stupidity of trying to stop businesses when we need businesses and jobs…keep it up…the country is watching this juvenile and destructive behavior…

  175. http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/02/obamas-bank-of-washington-applauded-by-solyndra-ceo-in-email/

    Solyndra’s CEO labeled President Barack Obama’s administration “The Bank of Washington.”

    Chris Gronet offered the description in an internal email one year before the company collapsed in 2010, costing taxpayers roughly $500 million.

    The email was obtained and published by the Republican National Committee.

    “The Bank of Washington continues to help us!” he wrote in the October 2009 e-mail, which sketched plans for Solyndra to exploit several additional federal programs and tax-incentives.

    A COPY OF THE EMAIL IS AT THIS LINK

    “Some names fit,” said Darrell Issa, the GOP chairman of the House Oversight Committee. “Using the name of ‘Bank of Washington’ has a legitimacy that I think will transcend this election,” he said in a Thursday press conference called to highlight the Solyndra email.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/02/obamas-bank-of-washington-applauded-by-solyndra-ceo-in-email/#ixzz22QBtcozQ

  176. And when all that truth starts to come out…people…the ones willing to listen and understand…they are gonna realize just how close the country…how close we were to the darkness. The future that was gonna be ripped away from their kids and grandkids. And how their votes against Obama saved America. How they saved that future. In the end…like I told you…in the end when the country is in real crisis – it always comes down to the American people to save it.
    —————————-
    Yes it does, doesn’t it. Hardly ever do the politicians save the country. Normally, typically and historically it has been the people.

    In 1812, Napoleon set out on the road to Moscow. His “Grand Armee” consisted of 650,000 soldiers. He noted in his log: “I feel my myself driven toward an end that I do not know. As soon as I shall reach it, an atom would suffice to shatter me. Til then, not all the forces in the mankind can do anything against me.”

    To compare Obama to Napoleon is accurate in one sense, misguided in another. Napoleon was the supreme being in the constellation and his vanity knew no boundaries. Obama is like him in that sense. But Napoleon was a hands on genius, whereas Obama is neither hands on, nor particularly bright, beyond the realm of stagecraft. Big media figures would quarrel with that conclusion, but they have no interest in the truth. For those who do, the serial castastrophes which have occurred whenever Obama is off the teleprompter are conclusive of the matter.

    The Grand Armee never conquered Moscow. They were defeated at the Battle of Boradino and elswhere. The Russian people burned their villages and killed their cattle so the army of Napoleon could not forage. They emerged from Russia with less than 100,000 men. It would all end at Waterloo.

    November 2012 will be Waterloo for Obama.

  177. ACE
    ********************
    Lovely

    The IRS is paying out billions of dollars in fraudulent tax refunds to identity thieves; a problem that the tax service’s inspector general told CNBC is a “growing problem” involving numbers that are increasing “exponentially.”

    The inspector general concluded that the IRS is simply not doing enough to stop identity theft fraud. “Unfortunately, the IRS is not using information that it currently has, nor information that could be available to them,” [IRS inspector general J. Russell] George said.
    We often hear that “uncertainty” is holding the economy back. I disagree.

    What’s holding the economy back, in large part, is certainty. It is certain that politicians in Washington D.C., not to mention states and cities, have irresponsibly spent the taxpayer into a deep hole and the bill, in an amount that is simply unfathomable, is coming due.

    The Senate hasn’t passed a budget in well over 1,000 days, in violation of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 and also any semblance of financial responsibility. The IRS leaks like a sieve, apparently, while its tax cheat head’s SCOAMF of a boss vacations and campaigns on our dime and stiffs local communities for the costs of security.

    Obama constantly bleats about “millionaires and billionaires” not “paying their fair share”.

    My question is, why should they? Why should anyone?

    The federal government clearly can’t manage the money it has now. It takes a special kind of stupid (lookin’ at you, Fauxcahontas) to think that any problem we have can be solved by giving it more.

  178. moononpluto
    August 2nd, 2012 at 11:45 am
    Obama wants your beer money
    &&&&&&&&&

    They also want your fiance to celebrate her “Big Day” at a cheap motel with only immediate family. Remember their recent plea for donations in lieu of fancy weddings?

    Obama: “In lieu of donating to homeless animals, donate to my campaign, for the greater good”.

    or,

    “In lieu of donating to disabled military veterans, donate to my campaign, for the greater good”.

  179. moononpluto
    August 2nd, 2012 at 2:56 pm
    Here they go….

    Obama Campaign Sues to Restrict Military Voting
    &&&&&&&&&&

    So they feel it is important to not disenfranchise one single voter, but if there is a certain voting bloc that they know will go against them, they’re willing to disenfranchise thousands???

  180. Oh Jesus, I just listened to an ESPN channel and they were talking about women’s gymnastics and of course 3 of the 4 commentators were black. It was non stop that Gabby the Gold medal winner was black, not American, but BLACK, and oh my she just wasn’t getting her due respect ya da ya da ya da.

    These people never stop and I for one think she has been getting justly deserved respect, but for them, it is never enough.

  181. There’s lots of websites that question the truthfulness of the Snopes website. That is one reason why I don’t give a hill of beans to what they write. They are not the definitive answer as some would want you to believe. Cluck,cluck,cluck,cluck,cluck.
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    SNOPES.com Exposed: Left Wing Website Not Quite the Impartial Arbiter of Truth

    If you’re like me, the first thing You did when you received an e-mail saying that the moon was full of UFOs or that President Obama was a Kenyan trained Ninja assasin, you went off to SNOPES.com to see what the deal was with those crazy e-mails. And for the most part, SNOPES has been a reliable informant on the truth about these Urban legends.

    Or . . . apparently not. I began to notice that Snopes was taking more of a Leftist tack with things I obviously knew to be true, and was unwilling to revise their opinion when things went more for the right-wing than the lefties. This message board post HERE agrees, especially when it comes to politics; and especially lefty politics.

    (And just in case this Message Board post “disappears,” I’ve reprinted the post in toto so it will be archived. Should the author have any problems with that, they can contact me and we’ll fix it post-haste; but as of this printing they haven’t responded to my e-mails.)

    For those of you that think snopes is god when it comes to knowing the truth or not. By the way you might want to check this out on snopes.

    I present this for your own evaluation.
    Who “Snopes” are was written up in READERS DIGEST and agrees with this account.
    (no politcal bias was mentioned in the article).

    SNOPES EXPOSED

    For the past few years http://www.snopescom/ has positioned itself, or others have labeled it, as the ‘tell-all final word’ on any comment, claim and email. But for several years people tried to find out who exactly was behind snopes.com. Only recently did Wikipedia get to the bottom of it – kinda makes you wonder what they were hiding. Well, finally we know. It is run by a husband and wife team – that’s right, no big office of investigators and researchers, no team of lawyers. It’s just a mom-and-pop operation that began as a hobby. David and Barbara Mikkelson in the San Fernando Valley of California started the website about 13 years ago and they have no formal background or experience in investigative research. After a few years it gained popularity believing it to be unbiased and neutral, but over the past couple of years people started asking questions who was behind it and did they have a selfish motivation?

    The reason for the questions – or skepticisms – is a result of Snopes.com claiming to have the bottom line facts to certain questions or issue when in fact they have been proven wrong. Also, there were criticisms the Mikkelsons were not really investigating and getting to the ‘true’ bottom of various issues.

    A few months ago, when my State Farm agent Bud Gregg in Mandeville hoisted a political sign referencing Barack Obama and made a big splash across the Internet, ‘supposedly’ the Mikkelson’s claim to have researched this issue before posting their findings on snopes.com. In their statement they claimed the corporate office of State Farm pressured Gregg into taking down the sign, when in fact nothing of the sort ‘ever’ took place. I personally contacted David Mikkelson (and he replied back to me) thinking he would want to get to the bottom of this and I gave him Bud Gregg’s contact phone numbers – and Bud was going to give him phone numbers to the big exec’s at State Farm in Illinois who would have been willing to speak with him about it. He never called Bud. In fact, I learned from Bud Gregg that no one from snopes.com ever contacted anyone with State Farm.

    Yet, Snopes.com issued a statement as the ‘final factual word’ on the issue as if they did all their homework and got to the bottom of things – not!

    Then it has been learned the Mikkelson’s are very Democratic (party) and extremely liberal. As we all now know from this presidential election, liberals have a purpose agenda to discredit anything that appears to be conservative. There has been much criticism lately over the Internet with people pointing out the Mikkelson’s liberalism revealing itself in their website findings.

    Gee, what a shock?

    So, I say this now to everyone who goes to snopes.com to get what they think to be the bottom line fact ‘proceed with caution.’ Take what it says at face value and nothing more. Use it only to lead you to their references where you can link to and read the sources for yourself. Plus, you can always Google a subject and do the research yourself. It now seems apparent that’s all the Mikkelson’s do. After all, I can personally vouch from my own experience for their ‘not’ fully looking into things.

    http://http//www.wikipedia.org/ or http://http//www.snopes.com/

    I have found this to be true also! Many videos of Obama I tried to verify on Snopes and they said they were False. Then they gave their liberal slant! I have suspected some problems with Snopes for some time now, but I have only caught them in half-truths. If there is any subjectivity they do an immediate full left rudder.

    Truth or Fiction, is a better source for verification, in my opinion.
    TruthOrFiction.com-Is that forwarded email Truth or Fiction? Research into stories, scams, hoaxes, myths, and urban legends on the Internet

    I have recently discovered that Snopes.com is owned by a flaming liberal and this man is in the tank for Obama. There are many things they have listed on their site as a hoax and yet you can go to You tube yourself and find the video of Obama actually saying these things. So you see, you cannot and should not trust Snopes.com, ever for anything that remotely resembles truth! I don’t even trust them to tell me if email chains are hoaxes anymore.

    A few conservative speakers on MySpace told me aboutSnopes.com. A few months ago and I took it upon myself to do a little research to find out if it was true. Well, I found out for myself that it is true. Anyway just FYI please don’t use Snopes.com anymore for fact checking and make your friends aware of their political leanings as well. Many people still think Snopes.com is neutral and they can be trusted as factual. We need to make sure everyone is aware that that is a hoax in itself.

    Thank you,
    Alan Strong

    Alan Strong CEO/Chairman
    Commercial Programming Systems, Inc.
    4400 Coldwater Canyon Ave. Suite
    200 Studio City, CA. 91604-5039
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith    Heb.11:7

    Now mind you, Snopes is still a good resource for the weird chain mails and such.  I just wouldn’t trust tem with anything political.

    Anyone with differing opinions? Email me at alamocitypundit@hotmail.com or hit the Comments section.

    ~Johnny~

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