Why The Obama Convention Was A Big Fat Flop

Since 2007 we have called Barack Obama a flim-flam man, a con artist. But although many accept that analysis now, they still continue to ignore our wisdom as to how to deal with confidence men, flim-flammers, pickpockets and the like. The key to understanding is not to look at the shiny objects they display but – watch what they are doing and what they don’t want you to see, also – compare the promises to the performance.

Let’s apply these principles to the Obama Dimocratic convention. The convention was a success of a show but did it achieve it’s aims? The throngs of circus clowns emerged from their tiny cars, the seals balanced the rubber balls on their noses, the donkeys brayed musical notes, Big Media applauded, the show was a hit – but did the box office pay off? Did it? No, it was a big fat flop.

The Obama Dimocratic convention in Charlotte, North Carolina was a big flat flop. It’s not an opinion we are expressing. We are simply looking at what the convention was supposed to achieve – according to the Obama campaign – and comparing it to what the undisputed facts demonstrate actually happened.

What, according to the Barack Obama campaign, was the aim of the Obama convention in Charlotte, North Carolina? This “what?” question is always important but especially so in this matter because of the costs paid by the Obama campaign.

Remember, in 2008 Barack Obama barely won North Carolina (Obama won by three-tenths of one percent). Obama For America (hereinafter “Oaf”) chose North Carolina as the site of their convention because they had a strategy to win North Carolina and Virginia this time around.

Oaf knew North Carolina and Virginia are “must win” for victory in 2012. Oaf also knew that North Carolina and Virginia had slipped away from them and that North Carolina in particular was almost completely gone. So Oaf came up with a strategy that was a big gamble.

The Oaf Obama strategy required them to defecate on their most important ally – Big Labor – in order to achieve the aim of winning North Carolina and Virginia.

Big Labor was duly defecated on by Oaf Obama. North Carolina, a right to work state without labor union hotels and labor union facilities, was chosen as the site of the 2012 Oaf Obama convention. Oaf believed that Big Labor would tolerate the hurricane of feces raining down on them, as usual, without complaint. Oaf assumed that Big Labor would donate as usual and party on as usual.

But Oaf was wrong. Big Labor withheld donations to the North Carolina Oaf Obama convention. Big Labor refused to organize big parties and events in non-union North Carolina. Big Labor essentially went “on strike” against Oaf Obama.

The Big Labor “strike” was worth it to Oaf Obama. Oaf Obama knew victory in North Carolina and Virginia was more important than the good will of Big Labor. Oaf Obama was happily willing to stab yet another “friend” in the back in order to win North Carolina and Virginia and therefore the 2012 presidential election. The ultimate strategic aims were worth the price of a pouting Big Labor.

So, what was the Oaf Obama strategy? Call it the “Bookends Strategy”.

The Bookends Strategy called for two massive events to bracket the Oaf Obama convention on the first and last day.

The first Bookend was to be placed on Labor Day. It was to take place at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. On Labor Day between one million to two million North Carolinians and those from neighboring states (Virginia) go to the Speedway. Before the collapse, Oaf Obama had big plans for the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Labor Day.

The massive event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway was not just fun and games. The shiny object presented to Big Media was all the social aspects of the heavily populated event. But the Charlotte Motor Speedway Bookend was a key component for victory.

Obama Oaf had big plans for the Charlotte Motor Speedway. This event would attract hundreds of thousands of people. The email addresses, phone numbers and every bit of contact information was to be extracted from the visitors.

Donations would be requested at the event and likely would have produced hundreds of thousands of dollars donated because it is easier to extract money from people in mass settings. Most importantly, peer pressure and the comfort level of doing in groups what you might hesitate to do as an individual would produce the army of volunteers required to win North Carolina and neighboring state Virginia.

The Charlotte Motor Speedway event was an necessary ingredient in the overall recipe for winning North Carolina and Virginia. As we know, this Charlotte Motor Speedway Bookend crashed and burned. Part I one of the Oaf Obama Bookend Strategy was in flames.

The first Bookend was in flames. The second Bookend was aborted with water as the excuse.

The real reason the Charlotte Motor Speedway Bookend fell apart was because the fundraising for Oaf Obama 2012 is in tatters (not even the money from oil company Duke Energy could save it). The reason for the toppled second Bookend was the far more dangerous lack of an audience.

Barack Obama’s ego was shattered at not having a massive stadium full of people to worship him. But that is not why we called for Druids and others to bring the rains. We knew the Second Bookend was a key component to Obama victory in North Carolina and Virginia.

The aims for Oaf Obama at the second Bookend were the same as those of the first Bookend but at higher levels. Between six to nine thousand seats were to be squeezed onto the Bank of America Stadium field. All these people would be asked to donate. Box seats were to be sold to big dollar donors. Lots and lots of money would be raised, enough to pay for the week’s spectacles and circuses as well as a bit of cash left over to buy ads and offices in North Carolina and Virginia.

Oaf Obama likewise wanted to employ peer pressure and the courage found only in crowds, for some individuals, to raise even more troops for the vast army of volunteers to win North Carolina and march into Virginia to win victory. At a minimum close to a hundred thousand pieces of contact information would be harvested.

But none of this happened. It was all an audacious dream. It was a big fat flop.

The crowds were not clamoring to come into Bank of America Stadium. Perhaps only the uncontrolled anarchist elements remaining from that other failed Oaf Obama strategy (Occupy Wall Street) wanted desperately to get in – to boo the boob.

It was a big fat flop in the wallet department too. To borrow from Bill Clinton, read our comment carefully, and look at this article we posted in that comment – forget the speeches, follow the money:

Democrats Said to End Convention $15 Million Short

Democrats ended their convention in Charlotte $5 million short of their budget even after being forced to draw down a $10 million line of credit from Duke Energy Corp. (DUK), according to a Democratic Party fundraiser.

That will leave a $15 million bill that eventually will have to be paid by President Barack Obama’s campaign or the Democratic National Committee, according to the fundraiser, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.

The Charlotte Host Committee ended the convention with more than $5 million in immediate obligations and may require a direct cash infusion from the Obama campaign to pay vendors, said the fundraiser.

The $10 million line of credit to Duke Energy will need to be repaid next year, said a second person familiar with the matter, who also spoke on condition of anonymity. Duke Energy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Rogers is co-chairman of the host committee.

Those debts could siphon off advertising money in the campaign’s final months, as Democrats face a cash disadvantage. [snip]

“It is always easier to raise corporate dollars in advance of a convention because of the visibility and profile that corporate sponsorship can offer,” said Tony Corrado, a professor of government at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, who specializes in campaign finance. “After a convention, once the signs are down and the politicians have left, raising money is a much more difficult task.”

Think about all this. A convention that was designed to make money lost money. A convention that was supposed to be “for the people, not corporations” was to hold its crowning event at Bank of America Stadium and paid for by Duke Energy Corporation.

Think about how much money was spent to rent Bank of America Stadium (the first Ohio event for Oaf Obama cost $98,000 and that was for a small stadium that Obama could not fill). Think about how much money was spent to move equipment and logistically set up Bank of America Stadium.

Think of the costs in human capital. All those volunteers working at their paid for computers in paid for offices worked for months to put together the Charlotte Motor Speedway Bookend and the Bank of America Stadium Bookend – and they worked for nothing. It was a big fat series of flops. That has to be demoralizing.

Those volunteers and paid staff are demoralized. They now join the tens of millions who once voted for Barack Obama but now don’t want to see him even if the tickets are supposedly given to them for free.

And poor Barack, no Grecian columns, no balloons, no Olympian crowds cheering, and even the official campaign “defending” his flop speech by stating the speech was boring “by design”:

“This is an out and out confession that Obama’s speech sucked. Sucked big. Sucked loud. Sucked not proud. It sucked. Now imagine poor little Obama, with all his childhood issues of being dumped by just about everyone the more they got to know him. Now even the Obama campaign admits Obama sucks.

It’s not only the convention. The Obama presidency is a big fat flop. Obama made it worse. There is no Plan B. It’s a great big flat flop.

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215 thoughts on “Why The Obama Convention Was A Big Fat Flop

  1. foxyladi14
    September 9th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    From the last thread, a telling snippet….

    What a drag to realize that Hillary was right: big rallies and pretty words don’t always get you where you want to go.

    This is a bumper sticker if I ever saw one. Forgive me of I am QUICK to now say ‘I told you so!’

    Asshats.

    Admin – Nice article. I am so tired of hearing how great a success the DNC convention was. A co-worker was saying how good it is to see that President Clinton was finally onboard with Bumbles re-election campaign.

    Again, asshats.

    Hillary 2012

  2. Yes admin a huge flop and only the speech by Bill gave it any credibility…and yet, Bill was showing off what a great President he was and how inept Barry really is…and made him wait in the wings for an ‘Et tu, Burte’ hug.

    Also, the BoA stadium charged Oaf Obama crew extra for canceling the last night of the ho-down…if I remember correctly.

    -Rained on his Mt. Rushmore image of melting sand,

    -moved into a smaller stadium for the lightening and massive storm that didn’t happen.

    -no balloons because they didn’t have the people or money to blow them up for the drop, so they shot confetti out of canons that needed to be cleaned up by non-union people.

    -Hillary and many real Democrats were too busy to attend.

    -Obama supporters were not given freebies and food nor bussed in to attend.

    -Even folks in the bars couldn’t be pushed into attending, while demoralized Barry just gave sad excuses for not doing his job.

  3. A big fat flop via George and Martha:

    Is something wrong with this post? I just see a box with an error message…and I am on a PC not an iPad.

  4. Even MSM can’t cover up Obama’s poor performance as POTUS. They can’t spin that pathetic convention, and some aren’t even trying. They can doctor the polls, but even false statistics favoring Obama can’t convince people of Obama’s greatness. That little trick by MSM and the Journalisters worked pretty well for them in 2008, but the kool-aide is wearing off.

    The Democratic Party is self-destructing, and at some point, hopefully, the remaining Dims will begin to hold the progressives of the party accountable. The most obvious ones: Dean (follow the screams, and feed him a little crow) Pelosi, Daschel (no longer around – but still a culprit), Reid (I would so love to see him held accountable – in a big way), Kerry (Is he even worth the trouble?) The list is long, and everyone here knows the players. They need to have to answer the question – What in Obama’s past made them believe he was qualified for the job of POTUS? He never legitimately won an election. He voted present. Even is he possessed the character for the job, in no way did he have the experience. The fact that the cretins in the Dim party thought so little of this country as to push this inept, self-absorbed, untrustworthy man on this country is proof of their lack of patriotism, lack of judgment, and just plain lack. They are responsible for the shape this country is in – along with Obama and MSM.

    If there is any person or faction left within the Democratic Party that wants to see the party and this country restored to it’s pre-Obama state, that person or group needs condemn the Obamalovers, and start the ass-whuppins.

  5. The “democratic” party, or rather the undemocratic party has only one goal, to promote Barry and his minions. The values of JFK, Truman, etc no longer apply. Whatever Barry says is what the DNC now believes and promotes. And who’s in charge of the party are very very far lefties, combined with lots of anti-Americanism, along with anti-Israel sentiment, along with cronism, and much much more. And the current “standard bearer” for the Undemocratic party is one who considers Karl Marx and Saul Alinkskyy his role models.

  6. Perhaps that’s because Obama keeps talking about everything except what actually concerns voters most in this election (via JWF): [….]
    The top five in all three states:
    The economy
    Health care
    Medicare
    Budget deficit
    Taxes
    Curiously, abortion, gay marriage, and Seamus the Roof-Ridin’ Dog didn’t make the cut.

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

    Other things those voters aren’t concerned about include Obama’s birth certificate, arguments about the word ‘God’ etc in the platform, the Catholic Bishops’ claims about ‘religious freedom’, flag pins, Juanita Brodderick, OWS, or confetti.

  7. Not just China, its now been disclosed Russia has been massively buying up gold. There is only one conclusion to come to, Oturd and the Federal Reserve are going to massively print up money to buy our own debt. Massive inflation, cost of living goes up massively, who will be hurt? the middle class, there is no way to keep up with inflation at that high of a level. Seniors on a fixed incomes cannot make it, savers will be punished, investment in real jobs will plummet.

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/09/09/russia-buys-up-vast-gold-reserves-what-is-putin-up-to-wsi-related/

  8. If Barry is re-elected, I do not see the US dollar as the reserve currency anymore. It will be replaced by some sort of SDR, with China driving that train.

  9. People need to understand that as between Romney and Obama, Romney is the safer bet. Obama will bring us Weimar style inflation, where it takes a wheel barrel full of money to buy a loaf of bread. And that is a fact. As John Bogel was saying the other day, those on fixed income will get screwed. But fear not. Obamacare has death panels to alleviate that problem. Meanwhile Michelle spends and lectures and spends and lectures, and when she gets tired of lecturing, she just spends, spends and spends, not her money–your money. And if perchance you raise ANY objection, the campaign and big media will put you under the kleig lights and label you a racist. Big media will not survive this fall from grace. They will come out of this thing trusted only by fools, drunks and illiterates.

  10. How on earth could we have let so much of what we fought for slip away? How did we allow Mitch McConnell, Karl Rove, the super PACs, the Tea Party, the lobbyists and the special interests take away our voice?
    “Only you can make sure that doesn’t happen,” the president chastised us. “Only you have the power to move us forward.” . . . AND—–

    Only you can prevent forest fires. So sayeth Messiah Obama, aka SMOKEY THE BORE.

  11. What are you seeing in terms of yard signage on your respective areas? I went on a bike ride today that took me through the heart of metro Detroit’s gay community and I saw exactly one Obama sign; the rest were all for local candidates.

    There’s an Obama headquarters across the street from the grocery store where I shop, yet I haven’t seen a single Obama sign in the surrounding neighborhoods, even though the folks who dwell there are mostly creative class yuppie types. These people can literally take a walk down the street and pick up a sign, yet there are none.

  12. Jen the Michigander
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    I haven’t seen yard or any signs for anyone at all. No bumper stickers, no buttons…nada.

  13. I have seen one Obama bumper sticker and one Romney in the last month.

    I have a theory about the lack of stickers and signs. No one wants to put up Obama signs or stickers for fear of being ridiculed for being so stupid.

    No one wants to put up Romney signs or stickers for fear of being called a racist or having their car keyed like we Hillary supporters dealt with in 2008.

    The choice of the people this time won’t be in signage or stickers. It will be strictly at the polls.

  14. VotingHillary
    September 9th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Excellent point, hopefully that means this favors Romney. But really who knows? If Oturd gets in again, it won’t just be the politicians people get pissed at, it will be their Obot neighbors, etc. Basic social trust in our society will erode. I know for me, when I met someone who I find out is still an Obot, my opinion of them immediately goes down many notches and their judgement on anything else I don’t trust.

  15. The majority of the Obama stickers I’ve seen (which are few) are the old and faded 2008 versions, like his promises. The only new one I saw yesterday said “I Heart Obamacare”. I have seen a few Romney stickers, including on my car and my bosses car. The local Romney Headquarters is currently out of signs.

  16. The choice of the people this time won’t be in signage or stickers. It will be strictly at the polls.


    So far, you may be right…and I will raise you one based on my interactions with many O’voters…, many that voted for Barry in 2008 after the primary was over, may not vote at all in November.

  17. We are in Arkansas near the Fort Smith area right now and see NO signs for Obama but none for Romney either, just many local candidate signs.

    In Missouri we are not seeing presidential campaign signs either, only local but lost of those.

  18. There are Romney yard signs on Martha’s Vineyard! Do you know how astonishing that is? I had to drive by a second time to believe it!

  19. lil ole grape

    There are Romney yard signs on Martha’s Vineyard! Do you know how astonishing that is? I had to drive by a second time to believe it!

    ———-
    That’s the best news I’ve heard all day.

  20. Hi guys! I just wanted to comment on the signage issue as I was wondering about that, too. I live in (blue) Maryland. In 2008, every other car (it seemed) had an Obama sticker. This year, very few stickers generally, but it seems like an equal number of Romney stickers. I plan to check out Virginia next weekend.

    Also: in case you have been disturbed by media crowing over Obama’s “lead” in polling, I hope you will watch this and pass it along. Two democratic pollsters lamenting the extreme dishonesty of polls now over-sampling Democrats by +11!!!
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/1773842238001/campaign-insiders-8-6-2012/

  21. What an idiot! can’t count, and thinks he can potray himself as a real leader that people of seriousness & independence will listen to.


  22. Here in west central Florida, I have seen a limited number of Obama stickers. I have also seen some Romney stickers on two or three vehicles. I still see McCain/Palin stickers which gives me a chuckle. I have seen a couple of Obama lawn signs, but also a couple of Romney signs. I think come October, they’ll be more. One observation, older white women have the Obama stickers on their cars. This area has many retirees from the New York area, but there is a considerable number of midwesterners, too. I will be getting a Romney sticker soon, but think that I will display it inside my car.

  23. Here in NM we are getting the Clinton Ad. Bill is doing his usual job of straight talk. As usually, his delivery is sincere and direct. I cannot help but think Bill’s ad is helping O. I also feel there has been a deal made here if O wins re-election.

  24. jbstonesfan
    September 9th, 2012 at 11:29 pm
    He was in my neck of the woodsctodaybeith tremendous support.
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    6,000 is tremendous support at a convention center? That sounds kind of small to me. Having lived in Orlando 10 years ago, I would think that this part of Florida has larger convention centers. 50,000 would have been tremendous support.

  25. jbstonesfan
    September 9th, 2012 at 11:29 pm
    He was in my neck of the woodsctodaybeith tremendous support.
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    Come on! You live in the most heavily Democratic area of this state! Obama should be able to do better than that! I remember back during the Mondale/Ferraro campaign, just before election day, there was a rally of an estimated 25000 people for the Democratic ticket in Madison, WI, if I recall correctly. That was an impressive number, but what happened on election day? Madison is uber liberal so why should one not expect a larger turnout for a Democrat rally? Mondale suffered an impressive loss that election. You see, the location of a rally may flood the rally with supporters, but that is not truly indicative of actual support.

  26. Regarding signage, this is what we have been told by reliable on the ground sources that we have asked to keep eyes open and report back to us (these are Ds we still talk with and Rs):

    In the important Columbus suburbs of Ohio, despite a concerted effort to distribute lawn signs etc. very few Obama signs (2) in the most important swing area. In New York’s east side, a liberal bastion, 2 Romney stickers (one of those cars also had a Scott Brown sticker even though it had NY plates) in a place that there are never Republican stickers, just one old Obama bumper sticker.

    In New York’s Union Square in 2008 all the vendors sold Obama bags, hats, signs, gloves, buttons, etc. now there is nothing to be seen. In southern New Jersey, nothing for Obama, some Romney bumper stickers. In the all important Philadelphia suburbs, you would not know there is an election. Southern NJ and northern PA, nothing. Connecticut, nothing for Obama, some Romney stickers in the wealthier ‘burbs.

    Some things to remember about signage: in 2008 Obama sold all his campaign material including lawn signs. Recently the Obama store had a big sale on items they sell. It appears that Obama will soon have to go the traditional route, forgo profits, and start giving the junk away. Even then we wonder if anyone will want this stuff even if it is free.

  27. NewMexicoFan, the Clinton ad was being shown for a time on Fox News. One thing we noticed: at the end, along with the disclaimers there was a “please donate $10 to Obama for America” request. This plea for money in a campaign ad is something we have never seen from a major party candidate (this is something third parties frequently do as do issue ads).

  28. In 2008 Frank Bruni was a Hillary hater and an Obama supersupporter. Today there was this from the food freak:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/09/opinion/sunday/bruni-the-democratic-convention-haunted-by-hillary.html?_r=1&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

    AT their party’s ebullient convention last week, the Democratic politicians with an eye on the 2016 presidential contest were out in full force and almost in full stride, never mind that 2012 has yet to be settled.

    Martin O’Malley, the Maryland governor, popped up here, there and everywhere. Mark Warner, the Virginia senator, was nearly as ubiquitous. And Joe Biden made the fiery most of a prime speaking slot just before President Obama’s.

    But all of them knew that their efforts would probably be for naught and their aspirations in vain if a certain someone who was then half a world away decided to reach — again — for the White House. Like a poltergeist in a pantsuit, Hillary Clinton haunted Charlotte.

    She was the grand phantom of the 2012 political conventions, but not the only one. [snip]

    The Democrats lacked not only Hillary but also, in the beginning, God. To some party stalwarts that’s probably a statement of the utmost redundancy. Hillary is God, or at least a holy ghost.

    Will she run in 2016? I can’t tell you how many times I heard that question and how largely it loomed in Charlotte. There’s a strong belief that she’s seriously considering one last bid, and a fervent wish that the Hillary saga not yet be over, because it’s as riveting as any in the last quarter-century of American politics.

    The video that was shown just before Bill Clinton delivered his speech on Wednesday night reminded delegates and the rest of us of the Clintons’ epoch in the White House, years of serial scandals and provisional hairstyles. It reminded us, too, that for Hillary, a setback is merely a prelude to redemption, a warm-up for the last laugh. She’s the comeback kid.

    From Hillarycare, Whitewater, Travelgate, Monica Lewinsky and the bruising presidential primaries in 2008, she rebounded to where she is today, a Democratic deity so revered that the 2016 nomination is presumed hers if she wants it. It’s seen almost as a matter of destiny, a piece of unfinished business. The party realized one kind of history with Obama’s election and would love to realize another with Hillary’s. It’s time for a woman. It’s long past time.

    This particular woman’s absence from Charlotte wasn’t a clue to her intentions, a tea leaf to be read. Her day job, as secretary of state, had her in Asia. And a picture of her in East Timor, watching Bill’s speech, circulated quickly and spoke to why there’s such fascination with her these days. In the photograph she sat alone and at peace, attentive but not beholden to the human comet who took her on such a wild ride. She was now traveling through a separate cosmos, blazing an independent trail, lighting up the sky on her own.

    Other absences were indeed freighted with tactical significance. They underscored how little it benefits some Democrats to go near a party platform with many planks to the left of the center, and they suggested how unpopular the party or the president is in certain states. [snip]

    Republicans want you to look at the country’s woes and see only Obama. Democrats want to prevent that, and this election may hinge on what is and isn’t tugged out of the shadows. As surely as the specter of Hillary hovers over 2016, the apparition of the last president stalks 2012. And there’s no telling yet how these two great ghost stories end.

    This is another of the “vote Obama and eventually you get Hillary”. We’re not buying it. The party that threw away experience and strength must be rewarded with defeat for the clown they gifted the nomination to.

  29. OBAMA HAS NO CLUE ON HOW TO FIX OUR RAPIDLY DETERIORATING FINANCIAL SITUATION. INSTEAD, HE RUNS TRILLION DEFICITS, SUBMITS BUDGET PROPOSALS THAT GET VOTED DOWN 99-0, AND HE WAS AWOL ON THE DEBT CEILING NEGOTIATIONS. HE COMMISSIONED SIMPSON BOWELS AND THEN IGNORED ITS RECOMMENDATION. OBAMA MADE NO EFFORT TO ADDRESS THE JOBS ISSUE UNTIL 6 MONTHS AGO AND HAS FAILED TO MEET WITH HIS JOBS COMMITTEE. FINALLY, OBAMA HAS FAILED TO CONFRONT CHINA ON CURRENCY MANIPULATION AND DUMPING. NOT SURPRISINGLY, OBAMA IS THE MOST HATED PRESIDENT IN OUR HISTORY.

    Show me a man who votes for Obama and I will show you an idiot.

  30. I live in Seattle and there are alot of Obama signs on cars, but about 25% of what we saw in 2008. I look at the people with those stickers and they strike me as a picture from life’s other side . . . Washington is a red state with a blue hole in it. The blue hole consists of three counties–King, Pierce and Snohomish. If Romney can win 38% of those three counties then he will carry the state. No pundit will tell you that, but it happens to be true.


  31. Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign announced early Monday that it raised $111.6 million during the month of August, its single best month of the campaign and the third straight month it has raked in more than $100 million.

    President Obama’s campaign has not announced its August fundraising totals yet, but he has been significantly outraised by Romney over the last two months.

  32. NewMexicoFan, the Clinton ad was being shown for a time on Fox News. One thing we noticed: at the end, along with the disclaimers there was a “please donate $10 to Obama for America” request. This plea for money in a campaign ad is something we have never seen from a major party candidate (this is something third parties frequently do as do issue ads).

    —————
    Then, I take it that their claim that they got 700,000 donations during the convention, and raised over $100 million per month during the last two months is just more lies, by a campaign that does nothing but lie.

  33. Obama: If we win Palm Beach County, we’ll win Florida and win the election
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    So fuckhead is saying the same thing–that Florida is the key to winning the election. If the Rubio coalition supports Romney, then Obama will not win the election, depending on turnout.

  34. nomobama
    September 9th, 2012 at 11:26 pm
    Here in west central Florida
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    In Orlando? On the orange blossom trail?

  35. Wanna have a laugh….you know that “bump” well PPP did in its latest poll of North Carolina and had Obama ahead by 1….49 to 48………last night……..look at the sample

    Dem 47% Rep 34% Ind 20%

    How they get 101% is beyond me for a start? statistically impossible.

    Question 16 is a true wtf laugh moment and a push vote if you ever saw one : Q16 : Who deserves more credit for killing Osama Bin Laden : Obama or Romney? Really you asked that with a straight face…WTF? The rest of the question are not any better.

    Are they having a laugh?

    http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_NC_910.pdf

    Now considering the voter registration statistics of NC are presently Dem 43%, Rep 33% and Ind’s 25%………..

    Their other poll of Ohio puts Obama ahead by 5 but yet again deploys trickery…..

    The breakdown in 2010 was Rep 37/Dem36, yet somehow today PPP has magically turned that into Dem 41/Rep 37/Ind…see what they did there? Pushed Dems up by 5 to get a +5 Dem poll.

    In both polls they sampled women 54% and men 46% and asked the same asinine questions.

    This polling company is losing its credibility by the bucketload.

  36. Obama has an elaborate cheating plan in place. I am not privy to it, but I have heard about it. I do not know how many points they can gain by cheating. In the 2008 Indiana primary, our internals showed Hillary winning by 8-9 points, but because of rapant cheating in Gary, South Bend and Fort Wayne, the number came down to 4 points. For that reason, I suspect we will have another contested election, and we will see if Roberts falls on his sword–again. And please, don’t anyone tell me he is a conservative, or a man of principle. He is neither one.

  37. Obama raised $114 million in August…i smell fishiness, 3 million more than Romney, either more people are paying attention now or he’s getting more slipped in the backdoor from somewhere again.

  38. Who deserves more credit for killing Osama Bin Laden : Obama or Romney?
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    Correct answer: neither one. The SEALS did it, and Obama tried to steal the credit.

  39. Obama raised $114 million in August…i smell fishiness, 3 million more than Romney, either more people are paying attention now or he’s getting more slipped in the backdoor from somewhere again.
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    It is coming again out of Europe.

  40. NewMexicoFan
    September 9th, 2012 at 11:56 pm
    jbstonesfan
    September 9th, 2012 at 11:29 pm
    He was in my neck of the woodsctodaybeith tremendous support.
    ——————————–
    6,000 is tremendous support at a convention center? That sounds kind of small to me. Having lived in Orlando 10 years ago, I would think that this part of Florida has larger convention centers. 50,000 would have been tremendous support
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    Just to put it in perspective, when asshat came to Oregon in 2008 big media reported that 70,000 idiots turned out on the banks of the Willamette River in Portland to see and hear the Second Coming baffle them with bullshit. Florida is a key state. Therefore, the only thing tremendous about 6000 was its paucity.

  41. moononpluto
    September 10th, 2012 at 3:10 am
    Obama raised $114 million in August…i smell fishiness, 3 million more than Romney, either more people are paying attention now or he’s getting more slipped in the backdoor from somewhere again

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    The other thing to look at moon is burn rate. I suspect Obama has spent a very large percentage of what he has taken in whereas Romney has not. That gives Romney a huge cash advantage. If Obama loses, there will be a big turnover in big media, and I think that message has been sent and recieved. Bloodbath. And it could scarely happen to a nicer bunch of people.

  42. $114 million is yes phony because how much did he spend of it, i’m guessing about 2/3rds of that and he still owes the convention $15 million.

  43. On the issue of candidate signs–I am in Minnesota and I have yet to see a solitary Obama 2012 bumper sticker or sign. In 2008 signs and bumper stickers were everywhere. I live in a heavy college town and there were even handmade signs in yards that year. This year absolutely nothing. Republican signs are starting to show up, especially on the main street in town.

  44. Huh. 111 million vs Oturd’s 114 million, considering 15 million is owed to the convention, right off the bat, that 115 is reduced to 109 million, not to mention the enormous amounts that Oturd and his camp go through on a weekly basis.

  45. I might add, considering August was the month to get maximum donations due to the upcoming convention, I suppose the number 114 isn’t all that surprising, but how many other $15 million holes to these dimocrats have to fill yet will not disclose? I would not be surprised its many more millions.

  46. The Disaster that IS Barack Hussein Obama

    “I know there will be some that call my article into question and use a post from Snopes to discredit me. That’s great, just realize this, Snopes is a very left leaning source and the article from them that I have linked is strictly an opinion and interpretation from Snopes and is NOT the Gospel truth”

    http://texasfred.net/archives/18018#more-18018

  47. Well, I hope we have learned by now that Obama and his campaign are congential liars. Also, we know for a fact they have no regard for the law, starting with the Constitution itself. None. Finally, we know they are obsessed with money, so much so that the jackass has given up any pretense of governing for the past year. Therefore it is hardly surprising that his lying campaign would report a big number for August which has a bad habit of playing fast and loose with the numbers. It is even more surprising, however, that given this consistent track record, that anyone would believe them. It does not ring true, any more than anything else they say. And they figure, so what if we lie, if we win we will pardon the wrongdoers, and if we lose no one will care. That is exactly the game they are playing. And that insight is something you CAN take to the bank.

  48. Eric shows more obamamedialies. I hope to God people realize who and what they are. Above all, they are a pressure group seeking to advance their own interests at the expense of society. To impute objectivity, and fairness to them is a dangerous form of self delusion. If we follow their advice, we do so at our peril. It is as simple as that.
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    Obama’s Worship Leader #VetObama

    By: Erick Erickson (Diary) | September 10th, 2012 at 03:30 AM | 16

    RESIZE: AAA

    Consider this — Ryan Lizza of the New Yorker wrote a lengthy profile of Michele Bachmann’s religious views and, in the process, got major portions of Bachmann’s theology flat out wrong. She’s Lutheran. He painted her to be part of a fringe cult, in the process misdefining basic theological terms.

    Then there was Bill Keller of the New York Times. He thinks candidates for President should be grilled on their religion. Except, he’s only doing this now, after Barack Obama got elected President.

    The Huffington Post declares Paul Ryan has, of all things, a Catholic problem.

    Now, NBC News has run a special introducing Americans to Mormons. Not in 2010, when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was running for re-election, but now. Meet the Press felt compelled to get Mitt Romney to discuss it. What’s amazing to me is how the media pretends it thoroughly vetted Barack Obama’s relationship with Jeremiah Wright when, in reality, we probably know more about Sarah Palin as a Vice Presidential nominee from 2008 than we do about Barack Obama.

    The media claims it vetted the Wright connection, when it reality it did not. Either Barack Obama was using Jeremiah Wright to claim some grounding in faith when he did not have what he claimed, or Barack Obama was cool with Jeremiah Wright’s theology, which as you’ll recall was important enough to Obama to use in the title of Obama’s second autobiography, published when he was gearing up for his first presidential run.

    If the media wants to explore Mitt Romney’s faith, perhaps it is time we finally explore Barack Obama’s. Please feel free to point your friends toward the video Ben Howe put together on this topic.

  49. “…About 150 protesters from the Republican Jewish Coalition stood in the Okeechobee Blvd. median before Obama’s appearance.

    Holding American and Israeli flags, they chanted “Obama … Oy vey!” while pointing out their opposition to the president’s policies regarding Israel….”
    ==========================================
    I feel guilty for not standing with them , but it was over 90 degrees and I went on the slip and slide on my front lawn with my daughter. I think I had more fun.

  50. We’ve been keeping track of GM. There’s more today:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/10/us-generalmotors-autos-volt-idUSBRE88904J20120910

    Insight: GM’s Volt – The ugly math of low sales, high costs

    General Motors Co sold a record number of Chevrolet Volt sedans in August — but that probably isn’t a good thing for the automaker’s bottom line.

    Nearly two years after the introduction of the path-breaking plug-in hybrid, GM is still losing as much as $49,000 on each Volt it builds, according to estimates provided to Reuters by industry analysts and manufacturing experts.

    Cheap Volt lease offers meant to drive more customers to Chevy showrooms this summer may have pushed that loss even higher. There are some Americans paying just $5,050 to drive around for two years in a vehicle that cost as much as $89,000 to produce.

    And while the loss per vehicle will shrink as more are built and sold, GM is still years away from making money on the Volt, which will soon face new competitors from Ford, Honda and others.

    GM’s basic problem is that “the Volt is over-engineered and over-priced,” said Dennis Virag, president of the Michigan-based Automotive Consulting Group.

    And in a sign that there may be a wider market problem, Nissan, Honda and Mitsubishi have been struggling to sell their electric and hybrid vehicles, though Toyota’s Prius range has been in increasing demand. [snip]

    But the Volt’s steep $39,995 base price and its complex technology — the car uses expensive lithium-polymer batteries, sophisticated electronics and an electric motor combined with a gasoline engine — have kept many prospective buyers away from Chevy showrooms.

    Some are put off by the technical challenges of ownership, mainly related to charging the battery. Plug-in hybrids such as the Volt still take hours to fully charge the batteries – a process that can been speeded up a bit with the installation of a $2,000 commercial-grade charger in the garage.

    The lack of interest in the car has prevented GM from coming close to its early, optimistic sales projections. Discounted leases as low as $199 a month helped propel Volt sales in August to 2,831, pushing year-to-date sales to 13,500, well below the 40,000 cars that GM originally had hoped to sell in 2012.

    Out in the trenches, even the cheap leases haven’t always been effective.

    A Chevrolet dealership that is part of an auto dealer group in Toms River, New Jersey, has sold only one Volt in the last year, said its president Adam Kraushaar. The dealership sells 90 to 100 Chevrolets a month.

    The weak sales are forcing GM to idle the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant that makes the Chevrolet Volt for four weeks from September 17, according to plant suppliers and union sources. It is the second time GM has had to call a Volt production halt this year. [snip]

    I don’t see how General Motors will ever get its money back on that vehicle,” countered Sandy Munro, president of Michigan-based Munro & Associates, which performs detailed tear-down analyses of vehicles and components for global manufacturers and the U.S. government.

    It currently costs GM “at least” $75,000 to build the Volt, including development costs, Munro said. That’s nearly twice the base price of the Volt before a $7,500 federal tax credit provided as part of President Barack Obama’s green energy policy.

    Other estimates range from $76,000 to $88,000, according to four industry consultants contacted by Reuters. The consultants’ companies all have performed work for GM and are familiar with the Volt’s development and production. They requested anonymity because of the sensitive nature of their auto industry ties.

  51. Will Rahm Emanuel take time out from fundraising for Obama and attending Obama conventions?

    http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-teachers-union-public-schools-strike-169122726.html?dr

    For the first time in 25 years, teachers in the country’s third-largest public school system hit the picket line.

    After a weekend of unsuccessful 11th hour contract negotiations, the Chicago Teachers Union made good on its promise to walk out on more than 400,000 students at 675 schools.[snip]

    CPS went into full-on strike mode Monday, enacting a plan to keep 144 schools open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. And after a violent Chicago summer, police Supt. Garry McCarthy said he’s “emptying our offices” to patrol the thousands of unsupervised kids on the streets. [snip]

    The strike sets up a historic confrontation between Mayor Rahm Emanuel, President Barack Obama’s former top White House aide, and organized labor in the president’s home city. [snip]

    The work stoppage could hurt relations between Obama’s Democrats and national labor unions, who are among the biggest financial supporters of the Democratic Party, and will be needed by the party to help get out the vote in the November 6 election.

    While Emanuel has not attended the talks, he and Lewis have clashed. She has accused him of being a bully and using profanity in private meetings.

  52. When people don’t have experience, then the people hiring come up with potential. The Potential for O was enormous, and O on purpose laid out no goals to temper those expectations. Therefore, people are disappointed as he did not meet their goals.

    Now compare that with the Goals for Hillary. As SOS I sure did not expect her to be on the road constantly, and in the middle of high power fire storms constantly putting the largest fires out. Hillary has excessive high goals for herself, which far exceed ours. If she is not elected, we will probably be robbed of one of the greatest leaders of our time.

  53. Some asked who Kal Penn was…
    Wbb and I gave the few facts we knew about his being a character actor on HOUSE, and then someone linked to info on Hillbuzz saying he was another lover of Barryboy.

    Then I see that sending emails out for his lover is part of his new job…found this in my inbox:
    ———-

    Get ready to have your mind blown.

    Since the campaign launched its new website, Commit to Vote, 93,000 people have said they’ll cast a ballot this fall. You know why? People are talking to their friends and their families, and they’re not shy about using my favorite four-letter word:

    Vote.

    This is me asking you to commit to vote now — and to pass it on.

    I have so many friends who are better off thanks to the work our president has done — some who’ve returned home from war, others who’ve been able to go to college, and one friend who got a job working in Detroit’s auto industry.

    Don’t make me do this alone. If you think President Obama is the right guy for this job, reach out to people you know to make sure they’re registered and ready to vote.

    There’s not much time left. So commit to vote. Ask your friends to commit to vote. Register to vote. Do it all here:

    http://my.barackobama.com/Commit-to-Vote

    Thanks — this won’t be the last you hear from me.

    Kal Penn

    —–
    Election Day is closer than you think — make a donation to fund this campaign in the time we have left.

  54. admin
    September 10th, 2012 at 12:42 am

    In 2008 Frank Bruni was a Hillary hater and an Obama supersupporter. Today there was this from the food freak:

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    I wonder how crow tastes to Bruni when he has to eat his own words, realize he was part of the problem, and would love to hide these insecurities except for the loud roar of Democrats screaming for Hillary everywhere he goes?

    Eat crow, jackass.

  55. moononpluto
    September 10th, 2012 at 3:08 am

    Wanna have a laugh….you know that “bump” well PPP did in its latest poll of North Carolina and had Obama ahead by 1….49 to 48………last night……..look at the sample

    Dem 47% Rep 34% Ind 20%

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    You bring up a very serious point, what are the questions being asked in each poll?

    Are they only questions that lead the voter to answer affirmative responses to Obama?

    A few days ago, I answered my home phone to the first and only poll in MY ENTIRE LIFE. The person could tell I am an adult female and asked for the YOUNGEST VOTING MALE in our home.
    He didn’t want to question me at all, I said my son was not home.

  56. Hillary has excessive high goals for herself, which far exceed ours. If she is not elected, we will probably be robbed of one of the greatest leaders of our time.

    ——-

    Yes, yes, YES!

  57. jbstonesfan
    September 10th, 2012 at 10:59 am
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/09/state-department-american-chef-corps_n_1868503.html
    ===================

    I think there is a problem loading pages.

    I was a member of a church council, where the President insisted that we have a potluck before every meeting. He felt that people who eat together forge better relationships. I think there is some data to prove that families who eat together develope a closer bond. I think Hillary is on to something.

  58. Since everyone only has polls on their minds since the conventions…here is a long article from UM that is well worth reading.

    WHITE HOUSE INSIDER: Ohio Now Turning To Romney – Polling Data 101

    by Ulsterman on September 10, 2012

    A longtime D.C. political operative gives us a quick rundown on a new Ohio poll that on the surface would appear to favor Barack Obama. Not so fast says Insider – this poll is apparently GREAT news for Mitt Romney and has the Obama team growing increasingly concerned. Here’s why.

    Insider: Go look up the latest Public Policy poll. It’s on Ohio. Obama has to have Ohio. Critical. Biden has been sent out there about four times this past week alone. Romney has just started the ad blitz in that state so this poll won’t even reflect that push. I am going to use this poll to show how we read this stuff. How somebody like me, really pulls the facts from the bullshit of those polls. Their side is doing this. Our side is doing this. They put out a headline, we ignore that headline. We know the facts. And they know we know the facts. From there the messaging is formed. If we don’t like the perception we spend millions changing that perception. They are doing the same thing. Difference is, they don’t have me.

    So back to the PPP data. Now Public Policy is left leaning. Keep that in mind. And that poll comes out right after the DNC. That was no accident. It’s an attempt to form the perception I just told you about. Try and counter the internal data. There’s the kicker here. Obama spent money in Ohio. They ran at least three internals over the last few weeks that I know of. Each time they came back showing Ohio leaning for Romney. Tight but leaning. And that’s after the Obama campaign has spent a ton of money there. And the unions working double time to help out Obama as well. Obama’s #s are stuck in Ohio. They won’t budge. Romney’s #s keep creeping up. So the campaign is sh-tting itself trying to figure out what to do. Like I said, Obama has to have Ohio. And Oh isn’t the state that jumped over to Romney I told you about before. That state is looking to be wrapped up for Romney. An early night earthquake on Election Night. Ohio is a major front for the campaign war. Romney has Obama spending big $$$$ that they didn’t think they would have to. And while Obama’s donations are leveling off or dropping off, Romney’s donations keep pouring in.

    So the PPP headline for Ohio is this:

    Obama’s lead up to 5 in Ohio

    I get the poll sent my way. I laugh it off. You see, I also seen the Obama internals from two weeks ago. I didn’t get my hands on the last one, but I got the last two before that one and I heard they weren’t happy about that last one and all three of those internals came back badly for Obama. Sure as hell no 5 point lead. No way. So the PPP is an attempt to change reality. Shift perception so that revision becomes the new reality. Hope I’m making sense to you here. You asked how this stuff works so that’s what I’m trying to give you.

    So the Obama team has three bad news internals in Ohio right? What they need then is a public poll to come out favorably for them to shift that reality. Make people think Obama is doing better than he is, and people want to be part of the winning team. That is a fundamental part of politics. There are groups of voters who will vote for the candidate they think is going to win. That may sound crazy, dumb, whatever, but that’s a certain segment of voters. They aren’t bright. They just want to be on the winning team. In a close election, that segment can be the difference between winning and losing for a campaign. So they are panicked about the internals in Ohio and push for the PPP data to come out right after the DNC. Get a positive headline. Change the perception which can then change the reality. Obama up by 5 in Ohio.

    But we take that headline and we call the bluff. Rip into the data. Cross reference it. And now we got them by the nuts.

    You see, that PP poll was taken from a +4 Democrat sample. Right there the poll is hurting credibility wise. But dig a little deeper. That poll was also +9 for women sampled. That’s a huge gap for Ohio. +9 women polled over men? Cross check that data. You realize in Ohio women make up 51.2% of the population. This PP poll tries to alter that # so that it reflects women make up nearly 60% of Ohio population. Which is way off and totally breaks apart the poll’s credibility. Why would they do that? Because Obama is polling better with women and Romney is polling better for men. So cook the poll right off with a nearly 10 point advantage of women polled. That alone would give Obama another 3-4% advantage in the final approval #s. So you got a +4 Democrat sample. And a heavily lopsided women sample that together accounts for about +8 favoring Barack Obama. So compare that to the headline they used for the poll:

    Obama up by 5 in Ohio.

    In a polling sample that favored Barack Obama by nearly 10 points, the best he can do is a 5 point advantage. Bluff called. We send back a revised interpretation of the poll with a “Greetings from Ohio” postcard attached.

    But there’s more bad news for Obama with this PPP data. In the poll 5% of voters indicated they were still undecided. Pretty big # this late in the game in a state that has been hammered by advertising and political appearances from both campaigns but especially the Obama team. Those undecideds know Barack Obama. If they liked him they would already be indicating plans to vote for him. Campaign 101 is that the undecideds break AWAY from the incumbent and FOR the challenger by about 2 to 1. So with that in mind, there’s another 2 or even 3 point advantage for Romney in Ohio with just the undecideds alone.

    You want to know the headline Obama’s own internals are giving them in Ohio? Want to know what the headline would read if it was published by a non-partisan slant?

    Romney holds 3 point advantage in Ohio.

    Now ad another couple points advantage for the undecideds and the Election Night headline for Ohio is looking like this:

    Romney wins Ohio by 5.

    We got a long ways to go before we get that headline though. But for now, the reality and not the perception that is being attempted by the media, is looking much better for Romney than it is for Obama.

    The debates are going to be huge for us. Both sides know the debates may be the difference on Election Night. And so does the media. And that has me very concerned. The pro Obama spin is going to be huge.

    Still want to make time for a sit down. Soon.

    -INSIDER

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/09/10/white-house-insider-ohio-now-turning-to-romney-polling-data-101/

  59. Give me a flippen break!

    WH brings in 80 top chefs to improve foreign relations

    More than 80 top-rated chefs were inducted into the first American Chef Corps on Friday.

    http://www.business-standard.com/generalnews/news/white-house-signs80-top-chefs-to-improve-foreign-relations/54599/

    Oh sure – this will work! Now we can get rid of the Peace Corps. We have the Food Corps! Maybe someone will receive a Nobel Prize for this fantastic idea.

    Another great use of our taxpayer money.

  60. I received another call from a pollster Sunday.
    The the question were different.

    Most of the questions ask do i agree or disagree
    Romney or Obama

    economy
    medicare
    which campaign is the most negative

    They also asked questions on Josh Mandel and Sherrod Brown

  61. Beware the Dem narrative, it is the one being created to make Dumbo look inevitable and try and drag his ass across the line.

    I’m looking at a lot of polls and the questions are beyond ridiculous in pushing it one way. I have to laugh at how much of a push they are give to Obama.

  62. Interesting it is being admitted. Hmmmmm

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/09/10/connecticut-senate-race-moves-to-lean-democratic/

    RACE RATING CHANGE: CT-Senate race goes from ‘solid Democratic’ to ‘lean Democratic’

    …………………………

    This is one to watch. McMahon may have learned from 2010 and Murphy has a lot of “financial” problems hitting his campaign. If the Obama campaign and the DSCC has to spend money here which they really do not want to, it really is gonna be an interesting election.

  63. Warren in deep trouble in Massachussetts as more dems jump ship for Brown.

    The recently rolled out “Democrats for Brown” coalition has racked up nearly 500 Democratic politicians and grassroots supporters statewide.

    Representative Chris Fallon was the first Democrat currently serving in the State Legislature to cross over when he gave his public endorsement to Republican Senator Scott Brown late last week. Fallon joined the likes of Springfield’s former Democratic Mayor Charlie Ryan and Boston’s Ray Flynn, as well as Worcester’s own former Mayor and current City Councilor Konnie Lukes, who appeared in one of Brown’s campaign ads earlier this election cycle.

    The three former mayors will serve as co-chairs of the newly-formed coalition.

    “I’m truly honored to receive the support of so many Democratic leaders across our state,” Brown said in a press release.

    “During these challenging economic times, we need to be working with – not against – each other to get things done for the people we represent. We need more bridge-builders and fewer rock throwers. I’m extremely grateful for the support of these Democrats, and pledge to continue working across party lines with any person of good will to find common ground and move our country forward.”

    Aiming to Cross the Aisle

    The creation of the “Democrats for Brown” coalition is the latest in a series of moves by the Brown campaign to emphasize the Republican Senator’s work with, and support from, Democrats in the Bay State.

    While the message has been all about Democrats crossing the aisle, its real target is likely the independent and undecided voters straddling the middle.

    In Massachusetts, registered Democrats, with 1,486,648 voters on the rolls, outnumber their 471,829 Republican counterparts by more than a 3 to 1 margin.

    The 500 Democrats who have come out in support of Brown make only a negligible dent in their party’s numbers advantage.

    With this year’s Massachusetts Senate race coinciding with the presidential election, Democratic hopeful Elizabeth Warren is positioned to benefit from President Barack Obama’s name at the top of the ballot.

    Courting the Middle

    However, the Commonwealth’s nearly 2.2 million unenrolled voters dwarf the numbers of both major parties, and how they vote is widely predicted to be the deciding factor in the Brown-Warren race.

    By appearing equally at home working with Republicans as well as Democrats, said Morgan Marietta, a professor of Political Science at UMass-Lowell, Brown is improving his chances among voters who may feel allegiance to neither party.

    “Brown is the everyman who simply wants good government and will work with everyone to make it happen,” he said.

    “The Brown campaign is consistently communicating to both his base and independents, while Warren has been concentrating more on her base of support among traditional liberals.”

    Brown’s efforts seem to be paying off as recent polling has shown the Senator with a several point lead over his opponent Warren.

    http://www.golocalworcester.com/politics/more-dems-jump-ship-to-join-brown/

  64. Interesting, I thought New Mexico was a lock….likely voters poll too.

    Poll: Obama Edges Romney in New Mexico, Johnson on ballot taking 7%

    President Obama holds a small lead over Mitt Romney in New Mexico, a key battleground state that has been trending in the Democrat’s favor.

    When we look at the other polls that have come out over the last number of months, this race seems to be narrowing in New Mexico,” said Journal pollster Brian Sanderoff.

    Other recent surveys of the presidential contest in New Mexico by national polling firms found Obama leading Romney by as much as 13 percentage points, causing some political analysts to suggest New Mexico would break in Obama’s favor without much of a campaign in the state.

    Sanderoff said the Journal Poll indicates a notable shift in Obama’s strength here.

    “Most pundits categorized New Mexico as ‘lean Democrat,’ but we might be moving back to battleground status,” Sanderoff said.

    Obama’s strength in New Mexico is with Hispanic voters, according to the Journal Poll.

    Obama had 56 percent support among voters identifying themselves as Hispanic. Romney claimed less than half that, with 26 percent. About 12 percent of the Hispanics surveyed were undecided, according to the poll.

    Romney took a larger share of voters who identified themselves as Anglo. About 48 percent of Anglos said they would vote for Romney, while 39 percent said they would vote for Obama.

    Although national polls have shown Obama with an advantage among female voters, the Journal Poll found that he does not have as much of an edge in New Mexico. Obama was backed by about 46 percent of women in the poll, while Romney had 40 percent.

    Romney, however, appeared to have more backing among Democrats than Obama did among Republicans. Fifteen percent of the Democrats said they would likely vote for Romney, while 8 percent of the Republicans said they would vote for Obama.

    Because just 32 percent of New Mexico voters are registered Republicans -compared with 48 percent registered Democrats – Romney has to draw votes away from the Democratic base to win in New Mexico, Sanderoff said.

    http://www.abqjournal.com/main/2012/09/09/news/nm-presidential-race-close.html

    ………………….

    Very interesting, won’t believe it until i see a back up poll but it is a local poll, they may see something others don’t.

  65. What is interesting is tha Rasmussen’s daily poll shows a bounce for Obama but Rasmussen’s daily swing state polling is not budging one bit for Obama, its virtually neck and neck at Obama 46 – Romney 45, barely shifted the dial since last week.

    Could be that Obama is getting his bounce from Dem states that don’t matter one iota this cycle, the swing state tracking is telling a different story.

  66. Glad Romney was invited and accepted. Bill needs to talk to him behind the scenes and explain what R needs to do if he wants to win.

  67. Officials have launched an investigation into remarks by senior Federal Aviation Administration managers who allegedly told subordinates that Republican victories in November’s election could lead to budget cuts and furloughs for FAA employees, a source with knowledge of the probe said on Monday.

    A watchdog group known as Cause of Action called last week for an investigation of the remarks, saying they could violate the federal Hatch Act, which prevents executive branch civil servants from engaging in partisan political activity.

    The source, who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the matter, said a federal investigation is being led by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, which monitors potential Hatch Act violations.

    Washington-based Cause of Action is a government accountability group led by Dan Epstein, a former congressional aide who has led investigations involving the community advocacy group ACORN, the National Labor Relations Board and the Service Employees International Union.

    According to Cause of Action, FAA Deputy Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety John Hickey and FAA Deputy Director of Flight Standards Field Operations Raymond Towles told subordinates at a May 23 meeting that their jobs could be affected by a Republican victory.

    The group also quoted the officials as saying that Democratic victories would not affect agency jobs.

    The November 6 election will determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the White House, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

    “The FAA takes Hatch Act violation allegations very seriously and will cooperate fully with any review of the allegations,” an agency spokeswoman said.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/10/us-usa-campaign-faa-idUSBRE88911Q20120910

  68. I didn’t know she contributed a stolen recipe to an Indian cook book.

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

    Speaking of distractions from the real issues.

    What the cookbook story shows is that some ‘real Indians’ in a ‘real Indian’ institution asked her relative to produce a cookbook. Which means that those ‘real Indians’ considered that her family WERE ‘real Indians’.

    And maybe those ‘real Indians’ ought to know?

  69. By APPEARING equally at home working with Republicans as well as Democrats, said Morgan Marietta, a professor of Political Science at UMass-Lowell, Brown is improving his chances among voters who may feel allegiance to neither party.

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

    The key is “appearing”. Maybe those voters should look at Senator Brown’s actual performance record.

  70. Neetabug, JbStonesFan, et. al. we’re doing what we can at this end to stop the slow loading of the site and the access problems. The problem is a lot of traffic in the past few weeks. We’re doing some software tweaks to see if it helps.

  71. Rahm Emanuel= leper

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

    For whom Bill Clinton campaigned in 2010 for Mayor of Chicago, opposing Obama’s choice for Mayor.

  72. Leanora
    September 10th, 2012 at 12:03 pm
    WH brings in 80 top chefs to improve foreign relations
    More than 80 top-rated chefs were inducted into the first American Chef Corps on Friday.
    http://www.business-standard.com/generalnews/news/white-house-signs80-top-chefs-to-improve-foreign-relations/54599/

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

    The story actually says that this is a project that HILLARY AND THE STATE DEPARTMENT are doing. The White House is mentioned only in the headline, which apparently was supplied by the Business Standard when they reprinted the story from overseas sources.

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has signed up 80 celebrity chefs from across the nation to cook special themed-menus for foreign dignitaries in an attempt to influence diplomatic relations, the Daily Mail reported.

  73. we’re doing what we can at this end to stop the slow loading of the site and the access problems. The problem is a lot of traffic in the past few weeks.

    —–
    Maybe it’s Trump, R2 and GOP taking notes from Admin?

  74. Romney just said he’d keep parts of ObamaCare. WTF, he said he wanted to repeal it. This is the stuff that confuses the heck out of people. Just repeal it and start all over. Seriously, they need to get their act together. Where is Ryan??? Romney needs to stick to script, get a teleprompter if needed. We need Obummer out of this office but it is not looking good IMHO

  75. We need Obummer out of this office but it is not looking good IMHO
    =====================================

    100% correct. Romney is proving to be everything we feared. A weak campaigner who seems to change his mind on major issues which leads to a real credibility gap among the righties and Independents. Again, I will wait as Adm stated for a few weeks to see how the polls in the swing states look, but as of now who can honestly say they are encouraged?

  76. Trump has it right! Obummer needs skewered. Get tough on him, this weimpy pansey arse shat won’t get it done. America is too entrenched in making ends meet and they are afraid of Repub’s. That is what I’m hearing out in my community … even though things are tough now and they know they’ll get even worse.

    R & R need to slaughter this whole 4 years and every ad Obummer runs follow it up with the reason that ad is a lie.

  77. yep that is why he was called the Flip Flopper. F we needed Trump or somebody who’d call a spade and spade and not get all politcally hotwired. Obummer can’t be handled with kid gloves, he needs the full take down and ko’d. Seriously, I thought this was the week Romney was gonna get tuff. Just like last week he didn’t even campaign and let the Dems have thier convention .. I’d have been up their ass so fast they wouldn’t know what hit them. Time to fire up some heads in that campaign. Hillary let shit staff cost her

  78. VotingHillary
    September 9th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    “I have seen one Obama bumper sticker and one Romney in the last month.

    I have a theory about the lack of stickers and signs. No one wants to put up Obama signs or stickers for fear of being ridiculed for being so stupid.

    No one wants to put up Romney signs or stickers for fear of being called a racist or having their car keyed like we Hillary supporters dealt with in 2008.

    The choice of the people this time won’t be in signage or stickers. It will be strictly at the polls.”

    I don’t put any stickers because a friend of mine had one and they scratched her car with a key! I think that is why people aren’t doing it. It’s a shame, these people are hateful! We can no longer express our feelings as we did years ago because of them, democracy is gone, at least until these people are out of office!

  79. Democratic hopeful Elizabeth Warren is positioned to benefit from President Barack Obama’s name at the top of the ballot.

    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

    I wouldn’t count on that Lizzie 😆 😆

  80. Democratic hopeful Elizabeth Warren is positioned to benefit from President Barack Obama’s name at the top of the ballot.

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

    Too bad the REAL Democrats like Bill, Hillary, and Elizabeth are stuck with DINO Obama.

  81. 2016 Tops Inconvenient Truth and 4 Out of 5 Michael Moore Documentaries

    http://frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/2016-tops-inconvenient-truth-and-4-out-of-5-michael-moore-documentaries/

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

    Well, this FrontPageMag does actually make that unlikely claim — but cites no evidence, does not tell what metric it is using, etc.

    Scroll down to see what FrontPageMag thinks of Hillary: pictures of her whispering with Huma titled “Islamists in Government” etc.

  82. Hungary Throws Out Monsanto

    http://theautomaticearth.com/Finance/hungary-throws-out-monsanto-and-the-imf.html

    Almost 1000 acres of maize found to have been grown with genetically modified seeds have been destroyed throughout Hungary deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar said. The GMO maize has been ploughed under…….

    And then –

    US to Start ‘Trade Wars’ with Nations Opposed to Monsanto, GMO Crops
    The United States is threatening nations who oppose Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) crops with military-style trade wars, according to information obtained and released by the organization WikiLeaks.

  83. And this dear friends is what is wrong with the Left…next,if your having sex with your dog, who does it hurt?

    The slippery slope knows no bottom.

    *****************
    Top Hollywood Director Believes Incest Is Acceptable
    September 10, 2012 10:43 AM

    incest, Nick Cassavetes, Toronto Film Festival, Yellow
    LAS VEGAS (CBS Las Vegas) – A top Hollywood director finds it acceptable for people to commit incest.

    In an interview with The Wrap, director Nick Cassavetes believes no one should judge a brother and sister being with each other if they are in love.

    “I’m not saying this is an absolute but in a way, if you’re not having kids – who gives a damn? Love who you want. Isn’t that what we say? Gay marriage – love who you want?” Cassavetes told The Wrap. “If it’s your brother or sister it’s super-weird, but if you look at it, you’re not hurting anybody except every single person who freaks out because you’re in love with one another.”

    Cassavetes added that he does not have experience with incest.

    The comments come after he unveiled his latest movie “Yellow” – in which a woman had an incestuous affair with her brother that is in prison – at the Toronto Film Festival. The movie does not yet have a distributor in the states.

    Cassavetes also directed “Alpha Dog” and “The Notebook.”*******

  84. Anti-Obama Pic #2 Political Documentary: Now Bigger Than 3 Michael Moore Movies

    By NIKKI FINKE |

    It’s a heated contest between conservatives vs liberals in the political documentary genre, too. 2016 Obama’s America grossed $26.2M by end of today (give or take some bucks) and passed 4 of Michael Moore’s five political documentaries to become the #2 all-time biggest. Only Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11, his highly critical examination of the first term of President George W Bush, retains the #1 position with $119.1M. It’s extremely unlikely that 2016 Obama’s America will make even half that. But it now has made more money (not adjusted for inflation or higher ticket prices) than Moore’s Sicko (2007 – $24.5M), Oscar-winner Bowling For Columbine (2002 – $21.5M), and Capitalism: A Love Story (2009 – $14.3M). The right-wing doc 2016 Obama’s America is produced by Gerald R. Molen who in fact credits “learning some lessons” from Moore. “When he released Fahrenheit 9/11 in 2004 ahead of the election, it sparked intense debate.” 2016 Obama’s America also has passed the box office for Al Gore’s and Davis Guggenheim’s An Inconvenient Truth (2006 – $24.1M) and is the #1 biggest-grossing conservative political docu ever (besting Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed’s $7.7M).

    The Rocky Mountain Pictures film benefitted from the runup to the Republican National Convention. Now the anti-Obama film is hot in 2012′s battleground states where GOP candidate Mitt Romney and President Obama are campaigning the heaviest: Florida, Ohio, Colorado, Virginia, Georgia, Illinois, Arizona. (California and New York and Texas also are listed in the Top 10 states contributing the most gross dollars to the documentary’s box office.)

    Based on conservative author Dinesh D’Souza’s 2010 best-selling book The Roots Of Obama’s Rage, it initially opened in only one theater in Houston on July 13th, then expanded to 1,000+ theaters and now 2,000+ locations. by Friday. 2016 Obama’s America is co-directed by D’Souza and John Sullivan and produced by Academy Award winner Gerald R. Molen (co-producer of Schindler’s List). 2016 Obama’s America detractors decry it as a slick infomercial heavy with conspiracy theories. But D’Souza says he made the film to motivate moviegoers to question what an Obama second term would look like.

    Its success was aided by savvy marketing: exhibitors were reporting busloads arriving at theaters around the country in pre-organized trips. It also employed much of the same selling techniques used to garner attention and support for faith-based films, understandable since the audience is overlapping. Its campaign included advertising nationally on talk radio and cable news channels including Fox News Channel, A&E, History and MSNBC.

  85. THE BLOG
    ‘GoGo for Obama’ Fundraiser Features Dancers Collecting Tips
    9:08 PM, SEP 9, 2012 • BY DANIEL HALPERSingle PagePrintLarger TextSmaller TextAlerts
    A racy fundraiser for President Barack Obama in Manhattan featured male dancers collecting tips. The event was called “Gogo for Obama.”

    “The fundraiser, hosted by a gaggle of models, fashion editors and socialites, is just one of hundreds of such small, grass-roots events organized by individual donors and held throughout campaign season in private homes or during backyard barbecues,” the Washington Post reports. “Saturday’s soiree proved that with broad support from new interest groups comes a new breed of campaign fundraiser — a kind that might make some buttoned-up campaign types wince.”

    The details teeter on the absurd.

    “The crowd of about 150 Obama supporters was cordial and relaxed, a mix of friends and fashion types, partying alongside male dancers wearing Obama ’08 boxer briefs (or, as one did, an American flag-themed thong) stuffed with the requisite $1 bills. (Only door proceeds went to the reelection fund; dancers kept their tips.)”

    According to the Washington Post, the fundraiser was done with guidance from the Democratic National Committee:

  86. Ah. Box-office GROSS, not adjusted for inflation or ticket cost.

    Now, let’s see a comparison of NET, after inflation and subtracting the cost of busing in audiences, ads on FOX, etc.

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

    Anti-Obama Pic #2 Political Documentary: Now Bigger Than 3 Michael Moore Movies

    By NIKKI FINKE |

    2016 Obama’s America GROSSED $26.2M by end of today (give or take some bucks) and passed 4 of Michael Moore’s five political documentaries to become the #2 all-time biggest.
    [….]
    But it now has made more money (not adjusted for inflation or higher ticket prices) than Moore’s Sicko (2007 – $24.5M)
    [….]
    2016 Obama’s America also has passed the box office for Al Gore’s and Davis Guggenheim’s An Inconvenient Truth (2006 – $24.1M)
    [….]
    Its success was aided by savvy marketing: exhibitors were reporting busloads arriving at theaters around the country in pre-organized trips. It also employed much of the same selling techniques used to garner attention and support for faith-based films, understandable since the audience is overlapping. Its campaign included advertising nationally on talk radio and cable news channels including Fox News Channel, A&E, History and MSNBC.

  87. Obviously “The Blog” is a fraud aligned blog. Only those that support the “Blog” would come up with comments about cost of busing. People are going because the MM never vetted the fraud, so everyday people had to write a book and make a movie with some help of a Hollywood producer that hadn’t drank the kool-aid, kind of like Clint.

    Kind of like the 1,000,000+ that marched on Washington, The Tea Party, and were ignored or minimized and lied about.Even BC made negative comments, and still does about the Tea Party. That I really don’t get.

    So go home TD to your little nest of vipers at HP. Your little side remarks are not rolled around in our head to analyse for any merit. Oh contrare, we generally roll past them in disgust, finding them useless and misinformed.

    I only commented this time as I am not in a good mood due to phone issues.

    It’s the little things that sometimes are most annoying.

  88. Here is some good news in OHIO
    ********

    Raucous crowd welcomes Romney
    09/10/12 at 3:25pm

    MANSFIELD — Mitt Romney’s campaign speech here kept getting interrupted as several hundred people cheered repeatedly, raising the noise level as their voices echoed off the cinder block walls and cement-floored wharehouse of PR Machine Works, Inc.

    Keeping to his standard stump speech, Romney hammered at President Barack Obama’s policies, saying, “We don’t want another four more years of the last four years.”

    Playing off Obama’s campaign theme of “Forward,” Romney said, “Forwarned is better than forward. We’d see more years of high unemployment. We’d see more year of massive deficits. … We’re forewarned. We’re not going to re-elect this man.”

    Romney, the Republican nominee for president, appeared with U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Terrace Park, as well as the president of the company, Mark Romanchuk, who is a Republican candidate for the Ohio House.

    The business, a machine and parts fabricator, was started by Romanchuk’s father in 1964 in a Mansfield garage. That provided the opening to the Romney message that Americans build their businesses, a criticism of Obama’s slip in a speech where he said businesses didn’t grow without government help. PR Machine Works has a history of government contracts with the military.

  89. I just had a big fight with a friend who was not voting for empty chair until…. BC stepped into the picture. Tomorrow they will attend BC’s rally in Florida. I really think BC has helped BHO.

  90. jbstonesfan
    September 10th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Bill sold us out IMO. The polls have completely swung since his speech.
    ————————————————————————
    Exactly what I think, I am so mad at him! Cannot really understand why he did what he did unless they signed a deal prior to the speech. Even if that was the reason, I cannot justify his actions which have really hurt us.

  91. Who does this guy think he’s fooling? He visited the WH back in July. He’s an Obama hack, lefty plain as day.

    This stunt was so obviously staged. Had this been spontaneous, the secret service would have been down on this guy like a lion on zebra…AGREED
    **************

    The owner of a Florida pizza shop says people are boycotting his business because he bear-hugged President Barack Obama on Sunday

    (PHOTOS: Obama and Romney stop for food)
    Obama gets bear hug

    Latest on POLITICO

    “People are saying a lot of bad things and boycotting my restaurant,” Scott Van Duzer, 46, told POLITICO

  92. Just got off the phone to elderly mom in retirement community in Arizona. Mom tells me everyone at the pool hates Obama and can’t wait to get rid of him. Except the couple from New Jersey but they aren’t speaking up much these days. Back in 2008 it was an even split among the pool people.

    drip drip drip

    Just de-lurking because a strange mix of concern trolls, Eeyores, MOBYs ABRs seem to be converging all over the blogosphere on the basis of junk polls and a 4 point (i.e. extremely) weak post-convention bounce where Obama couldn’t fill Bank of America stadium he gave a speech that was so bad even his fanboys in the MSM couldn’t hide their disappointment to tell us how that the race is *over* and Romney should just concede it now. More strangely, many on the right seem to be buying it. So I thought everyone needed a little Brietbart refresher.

    xoxo

    http://tinyurl.com/8caqfqo

    ACE

  93. Amarissa

    I got the opposite effect. A friend of mine said she was not going to vote for o. She said after what they did to Hillary, she did not understand how Bill could campaign for him. She said
    and i quote” Bill has sold his soul to the devil”.

  94. Watch it and become inspired, don’t let them demoralize you. It’s their tactics, don’t ‘t believe them. This guy was so right on and he is missed, but we can win this…we are winning this, that’s why the propaganda machine is out in full force with false stats. They want to demoralize you and YOU are letting them!!! Let’s roll!!!!

    Andrew Breitbart’s Unity Speech at CPAC 2012

    http://tinyurl.com/8caqfqo

  95. ADMIN::

    When I hit Reload, I get a box saying it wants to download a “Shockwave Flash Object” from “cdnapi.kaltura.com” named “32166′.

    This happens on both my computers.

  96. Cannot really understand why[Bill} did what he did unless they signed a deal prior to the speech. Even if that was the reason, I cannot justify his actions which have really hurt us.

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

    Hillary campaigned for BO, remember? If there was a deal, maybe there is a good reason. Or maybe they just don’t want the GOP back in the White House, defunding Planned Parenthood, reinstating DADT, etc etc.

  97. Southern Born
    September 10th, 2012 at 10:01 pm
    I’m getting a script error on this site as well. Mine started yesterday.
    ——————————————-
    I think it is a function of internet explorer. Firefox and Google chrome are okay for now at least. Try one of them and the problem may clear up.

  98. September 10th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Obviously “The Blog” is a fraud aligned blog. Only those that support the “Blog” would come up with comments about cost of busing.

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

    Huh? Never heard of “The Blog”, do you have a link?

    The Nikki Finke article posted here admitted the busing and the advertising for the film.

    exhibitors were reporting busloads arriving at theaters around the country in pre-organized trips. It also employed much of the same selling techniques used to garner attention and support for faith-based films, understandable since the audience is overlapping. Its campaign included advertising nationally on talk radio and cable news channels including Fox News Channel, A&E, History and MSNBC.

  99. DID CNN RIG ITS OWN POLL?

    by MIKE FLYNN 10 Sep 2012, 4:37 PM

    CNN is grabbing political headlines tonight with the release of its latest poll. It shows Obama surging to a 6-point lead over Romney, 52-46, among likely. Before the start of the Democrat convention, the candidates had been tied in the poll. Since it purportedly confirms a narrative the media is trying to build, i.e. that Obama is starting to pull away with the race, it is getting wide coverage. However, there are a couple of strange things within the poll that cast doubt on its veracity. And, at least one concern warrants a response from CNN.
    First, this being a media poll, it has an obvious skew towards Democrats. The partisan breakdown is (D/R/I) 50/45/5. It perhaps isn’t surprising that Obama is leading a D+5 poll by 6 points. Throughout the campaign season, Obama’s margin usually is very close to the partisan skew in the sample. It is surprising, though, that Independents make up only 5% of the sample. Tellingly, Romney leads this group by 14 points.
    I’ve seen others suggest that CNN pushes voters to identify with one party or the other, which may account for this. Although, CNN identifies the breakdown of sample numbers as X “registered Democrats” and Y “registered Republicans.” Other polls that push Independents to identify show their work. CNN should as well.
    There is another, more serious concern, however, The second question of the poll asks Obama and Romney voters whether their vote is “for” their candidate or “against” the other candidate. The sample size for this question is reported to be (top of page 3):
    BASED ON 351 LIKELY VOTERS WHO PLAN TO VOTE FOR OBAMA — SAMPLING ERROR: +/- 5 PERCENTAGE PT
    And,
    BASED ON 340 LIKELY VOTERS WHO PLAN TO VOTE FOR ROMNEY — SAMPLING ERROR: +/- 5.5 PERCENTAGE PTS
    Those numbers didn’t look right to me, considering the headline number reported in the poll. There were 709 Likely Voters in the sample. The 351 votes for Obama is 49.5%. The 340 votes for Romney is 47.9%. In other words, a 50-48 match-up. That’s a lot different than the 52-46 reported in the headlines. Consider: the question to Romney supporters samples more Likely Voters than he received in the head-to-head result.
    What could be happening here is that these are the raw counts from the poll interviews, which CNN then “weighted” to reflect certain demographics, etc. Pollster do this often, but it usually results in very minor changes to the overall numbers. If this discrepancy is the result of CNN “weighting” their poll, it would reflect a 4 point swing in the overall results. That’s a very significant change in the outcome. Their weighting added 2 points to Obama’s support and erased 2 points from Romney’s. Combined with a D+5 sample, this is a 9-point edge for Obama, simply from the composition of the poll.
    Again, it isn’t unusual to weight a poll, for very legitimate reasons. But if the weighting produces this big of a swing in the final results, you really ought to show your work. CNN doesn’t release its internal demos, but it absolutely needs to in this case. If they don’t, then they’ve just been caught with their thumb on the scale.

  100. neetabug
    September 10th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Amarissa

    I got the opposite effect. A friend of mine said she was not going to vote for o. She said after what they did to Hillary, she did not understand how Bill could campaign for him. She said
    and i quote” Bill has sold his soul to the devil”.
    —————————————————————-
    Thank God you got that effect from your friend! I am really mad for the same reasons, after what they did to him and Hill, how could he speak like that? I mean, anybody who supported Hillary should not even consider these people in power, less Bill!

  101. gonzotx
    September 10th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    DID CNN RIG ITS OWN POLL?
    _________________________________________________

    Remember Wisconsin & Walker, polls showed Walker would lose and he won big!

  102. ADMIN:

    I get the “download shockwave object” message on opera (and on both my computers) but not chrome.

    And now the shift key isn’t working1 Must be a conspiracy1

  103. WORSE THAN SOLYNDRA: OBAMA ADMIN BUYING MAINE SENATE SEAT WITH CRONY ENERGY LOANS

    by BEN SHAPIRO 10 Sep 2012, 11:36 AM
    The Obama administration is famous for its crony capitalism. It’s famous for wasting money on disastrous investments like Solyndra to pay off its political allies. It now appears, however, that they go a step further: they put public funds in bad investment loans, then double down on their bad loans with free cash grants.
    Here’s the short story: Angus King, former governor of Maine, Obama supporter, and front-running independent Senate candidate, owned a wind company. Obama’s Department of Energy handed over a deeply questionable $102 million loan to that company. It appears that as that company was coming under investigation, King quickly divested himself of his interests, hoping he was doing so just in time to escape scrutiny, and as he was preparing to announce his candidacy for Senate.
    But that’s not where the story ends. It seems that before he left the company, King helped apply for a Department of Energy grant worth some $33 million. Which means one of two things: either the company was thriving, in which case King was helping bilk taxpayers for an additional $33 million; or the company was having financial difficulties, in which case the $33 million grant was designed to help cover the cost of the loans, $23 million of which was coming due with a maturity date of April 27, 2012.
    Either way, the situation doesn’t look good for King, or the Obama Administration. Either the two were working to ensure that King’s company got paid millions so that King could reap the benefits, or they were working to cover up a troubled company and highly questionable investment subsidized with federal tax money.

    Here’s the more complete story.

    In 1997, Governor King signed into law a bill that would require utilities to generate at least 30 percent of their energy from “green” sources like wind. In 2007, King decided to take advantage of his mandate and founded a wind energy company, Independence Wind. The first major project of Independence Wind was to build the Record Hill wind farm, near Roxbury, Maine.

    Ironically, King once said, “In the process of rebuilding Maine, we must never compromise the integrity of our environment. It’s not only immoral, it’s bad economics.” Yet his wind project has blasted the tops of mountain ridges along many of bucolic Maine’s well-known and beloved mountaintops to make way for a new and much less attractive landscape consisting of hundreds of windmills.

    In 2011, King’s company received a $102 million for development of Record Hill. The loan came through the same stimulus program that funded Solyndra. The original federally-guaranteed loan was as questionable as the Solyndra loan. As it turned out, there was no need for a federally-guaranteed loan on the surface; the company supposedly had $127 million in liquid assets available, assets it had to have under Maine state law in order to commence construction. The loan program was specifically designed to help companies that couldn’t get private loans otherwise.
    Furthermore, the company may not have been eligible for the loan, since its technology wasn’t innovative under the applicable regulation. But the company got the loan anyway, from an Obama administration eager to help out its cronies. Angus King was, of course, an Obama supporter, endorsing him and having contributed at least $10,000 to Obama’s reelection campaign.

    Record Hill promptly used the money on foreign companies. Just a quarter of the cash was reinvested in the State of Maine; 58 percent of the cash went to Siemens to pay for building 22 windmills. The turbines themselves were manufactured in Europe “because that’s where the biggest turbine market is, and the tower sections are made in Asia, because that’s where the new efficient steel mills are,” said King’s partner in Record Hill, Rob Gardiner. About 467 people worked on the site, reportedly, but “at least some of these jobs could measure their duration in days rather than weeks or months.” Today, nobody is employed by the wind farm itself.

    In March, King declared his Senate candidacy. He would run as an independent, but he would likely caucus with the Democrats. He was a solid lock to replace Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME).

    But the loan was coming under scrutiny. As steam picked up on the curiosity about Record Hill, King spoke out. “The project is operating and actually is ahead of its production schedule,” he claimed. “The risk now basically is that the wind won’t ever blow again, and that is a pretty low risk.”

    Despite King’s assessment of the situation, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, led by Darrell Issa, released a report bashing the Department of Energy and singling out Record Hill as a loan that shouldn’t have happened. Two days before the report was released, King dropped his association with Record Hill, dumping all of his stock. He told a Maine news outlet the timing was an “amazing coincidence.” Actually, Record Hill was notified that they’d be mentioned, and King almost certainly wanted to avoid blowback. Gardiner admitted that he’d received a letter of notification from the Committee two days before King sold his stock.

    But wait, there’s more! From August 2011 to January 2012, the federal financing bank signed checks worth $101.5 million to Record Hill. In March 2011, King and Gardiner said they’d expect another $70 million in stimulus funds; as of July 2012, they’d received another $33.7 million in Section 1603 cash grants. A grant, not a loan.

    Was the grant designed to help Record Hill cover loan repayments that the company couldn’t pay? Or was it just double-dipping by a highly-connected company?

    If it’s the former, this is fraud. For the federal government to guarantee a loan, know the loan is going bad, and then give a “grant” to a company to pay off that loan is cooking the books.

    If it’s the latter, King and company were all too happy to grab more and more taxpayer money.

    King, for his part, continues to maintain that the company is in solid financial shape. But if it is, why should the Department of Energy give it a $33 million grant? What need would the company have for such a grant? Angus King and his former partner are wealthy magnates; the company supposedly had $127 million in liquidity when it began. If these 1 percenters are so flush, why do they insist on taking money from the 99 percent to pay for their already-flourishing company?

    This isn’t Solyndra. This is far worse than Solyndra. It wasn’t just a Solyndra-like loan to a wind energy company designed to make a Senate candidate rich – although it appears that the Department of Energy loan was Solyndra-lite. It’s the follow-up grant that’s even more troubling. The cash grants arrived just two months after King cut ties with the company – and it takes several months for such grant applications to be filed. If the company was doing well, it wouldn’t need a grant; if it was doing poorly, it didn’t deserve a grant. But it got a grant nonetheless.

    This is not the first time that Angus King has been involved in a Solyndra-like situation. King’s son, Angus III, is vice president of First Wind, another wind boondoggle that received federal stimulus dollars and almost went bankrupt.

    King’s wind fixation certainly enhanced his wealth. It hasn’t enhanced the wealth of Maine or American taxpayers, though. It’s cronyism at its finest. And it’s a double-down Solyndra story that should make any
    taxpayer cringe.

  104. Big media is in denial. What is at stake here is their power, and their ability to be the king maker. If Romney wins it is one more nail in their coffin. Technology is digging their grave as well. So they will lie, censor, vilify and commit every sordid act imaginable. These are lowlifes, so there is really no limit on what they will do. Remember the story I told you a couple days ago about early Seattle, and the corrupt editor of the Seattle Times, Colonel Blethen, who destroyed the career of an honest man of the left, our Prosecuting Attorney George Vanderveer circa 1910 to clean up the corruption in the police department which lasted almost 100 years. Blethen protected the corruption. His grandson Frank, crazy Frank now runs the newspaper and he is the same. Only the man he defends to the point that he has eliminated the Krauthammer column and allows no letters to the editor which criticize Obama. I do not question their politics or even their judgment. I question their humanity. Where the survival of this nation is at stake they give aid and comfort to our enemies. I have had the pleasure of meeting a man whose family owned the best small town newspaper in the country for over 100 years. His mantra was to protect the community and to let the reader decide. Some of my earliest memories are of other small town newspaper editors like that–Whetstone, et. al. who ran the paper and answered to the citizenry. These were honest men, they were part of the community they served, and they ran a two way operation where when they got it wrong they knew it, and made amends. They had investigative journalists too, but they would not print something unless it could be corroborated by multiple sources and when it could not they ate the costs. They were an object lesson in journlism and what we see today with the New York Times is slander sheets unworthy of the name newspaper. As an ex friend of mine used to say, the only thing they are good for is toilet paper, and I am not even sure about that.

  105. gonzotx
    September 10th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Amarissa
    September 10th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    He won BIG, by 14 points I believe
    ______________________________________________

    And that says that they might be doing the same things now to make people think that Oba is winning. I don’t trust any of the polls, maybe Rasmussen since they have been stable most of the time as had Gallup until the suit issue…

  106. Amarissa
    September 10th, 2012 at 10:46 pm
    gonzotx
    September 10th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    DID CNN RIG ITS OWN POLL?
    _________________________________________________

    Remember Wisconsin & Walker, polls showed Walker would lose and he won big!

    ———————–
    Did CNN rig its poll? Always. Their pollster, Keating Holland, is one of the most partisan. I have mentioned him by name many times. This has been a long term problem whenever he is involved. He is an unmitigated whore. No doubt about it.

  107. Cannot really understand why[Bill} did what he did
    ———————-
    Oh I understand why he did it. The Republicans have used his statements and Hillary’s statements against Obama, and thereby put the Clintons at odds with their own party. So he needed to demonstrate his loyalty to the party by bowing to Obama. But in the process he also demonstrated his disloyalty to the country. He used his persuasive powers to pull the wool over the eyes of people who trust him, and conned them into a course of action which is contrary to their interests.

  108. wbboei
    September 10th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Cannot really understand why[Bill} did what he did
    ———————-
    Oh I understand why he did it. The Republicans have used his statements and Hillary’s statements against Obama, and thereby put the Clintons at odds with their own party. So he needed to demonstrate his loyalty to the party by bowing to Obama. But in the process he also demonstrated his disloyalty to the country. He used his persuasive powers to pull the wool over the eyes of people who trust him, and conned them into a course of action which is contrary to their interests.
    ____________________________________________________________

    Agree

  109. Only those that support the “Blog” would come up with comments about cost of busing.

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

    Well, do you think those “busloads arriving at theaters around the country in pre-organized trips” had all just innocently spontaneously decided to pre-organize their own buses, instead of waiting till the film got to their local theaters?*

    If so, the payments for the advertising would be easier to verify. Do you think those should not be considered in relation to the gross vs net?

    * (Do you think the Bots who were allegedly bussed in to caucuses and polling places were equally innocent, spontaneous, and self-funded?)

  110. NQ

    Here is a video of Chicago Teachers Union President, Karen Lewis. It will give you some idea what type of person is mentoring Chicago students. Listen to her speak about how proud she is about being fat and smoking marijuana (in front of children). And this is her fine physique before, during an uncontrolled munchie rage, she ate Michael Moore.

  111. HOLY MOTHER OF GOD…NQ

    Obama has awakened a sleeping beast and it will help crush him in 58 days. I don’t recall any religious group ever weighing in with a film and call to action like this:


  112. Nate Silver is another pollster and fellow traveler from the NYT who is in the hip pocket of the Obama Administration. Here Moe Lane decapitates Silver, but the head separated from the body never stops chattering. He goes on to show that Silver’s reputation as a first class pollster cannot withstand objective scrutiny. Obama schleps him information and he reverse engineers a poll to validate it. He is another Holland Keating.

    Question: why do we have an Annenburg School of Journalism? What we see with big media is something that Justice Cardozo once referred to as “the morals of the marketplace”. And that my friends is not journalism. It undermines the whole premise of representative democracy, which contemplates an informed public. It is more akin to the totalitarian construct of democracy, which relies on plebesites, mass hysteria, and mass manipulation. Journalism is dead.
    —————————————————————————————-
    Why Nate Silver’s cozy insider status with Obama for America in 2008 matters in 2012.
    As usual on the Left, it’s who you know that matters more.

    By: Moe Lane (Diary) | September 10th, 2012 at 04:30 PM | 16

    RESIZE: AAA
    OK, let me just lay this out for you.

    Nate Silver is a political blogger – specialty; polls and polling – with both a devoted following and a sweet gig doing poll matters for the New York Times.
    Silver has both because he enjoys a reputation as having a keen insight into the polling process, and an enviable track record at predicting results.
    If you drill down on that, you quickly realize that Silver’s predictive abilities are largely due to his performance in the 2008 election cycle; during the 2010 cycle his earliest predictions about Congress (and his insights about how Republicans were thinking about the issues) first turned out to be laughably bad, then became extremely low-key until it became clear to EVERYBODY that the Republicans were going to win big. Still, getting 2008 right is good, yes?
    Well. It turns out that the Obama campaign fed Silver huge amounts (H/T: AoSHQ) of their internal polling material during the 2008 cycle. Nate Silver did not disclose this, due to a confidentiality agreement.
    I would like to note at this moment that there is nothing illegal about the previous bullet point.
    Whether this was ethical, however, is a completely different story. Presidential internal polls are gold-standard; campaigns can afford the best data, expect the best data, and get the best data. If Nate Silver was able to cross-check outside polls with the stuff being fed him by Obama for America, he would be in a position to better detect polls and results whose flaws were hidden. In other words: insider access likely allowed Silver improve his ability to sort through the chaff for the wheat, and thus improve his reputation.

    I hear people going “So what?” at this point. Well, there’s two reasons why this is problematical. The first is that Nate Silver is playing the part of the independent blogger with a system. Putting aside for the moment where ‘insider access’ is a legitimate system, such a pose allowed Silver to write things like this attack on Scott Rasmussen’s professional ethics because Rasmussen openly did some work for the Republican party during the 2004 election cycle. The impact of that particular post – which the Online Left has run with ever since – would have been much different if it had been disclosed that Nate Silver had had a formal special relationship with the Democratic party*.

    Second, and more importantly? This is not 2008. This is 2012, and Nate Silver is working for the New York Times. Why is that important? Why, it’s because of those pesky confidentiality agreements. If Obama for America is still feeding Silver information, I have a real problem with a news organization being given non-classified material on the proviso that they never, ever reveal that they got it… and so should you. But I don’t think that it’s that bad. I think that the NYT wouldn’t sign off on that, which means that Silver isn’t being fed information this go-round.

    And if that’s true, then that means that Nate Silver does not in fact have any special insight into how the 2012 election goes.

    Moe Lane

    *Silver’s butt-covering on this is a thing of beauty, in its way.

    But I do believe in open disclosure, both as a branding and an ethical matter. That’s why I tell you in the FAQ who I voted for (Barack Obama). I have never conducting polling or paid consulting on behalf of a political client, nor am I actively (or even passively, for the time being) soliciting such business. I have conducted consulting and polling on behalf non-political clients, and I have also advised political clients on an informal, unpaid basis. FiveThirtyEight is independently owned and operated.

    Strictly speaking, the statement And oh, yeah, the Obama campaign gave me all sorts of proprietary political polling material that could easily be used to check my assumptions for me; only I didn’t tell anybody about that before now does not contradict that paragraph. Strictly speaking. But that is only if you, to repeat a phrase, make “the most absurdly lawyerly reading” of said paragraph.

  113. Jim Sinegal is the head of Costco. He treats his employees well, and is a good corporate citizen. Unfortunately, he is also an Obama bundler. And he wrote a silly article in the Seattle Times claiming that Obama is good for business. Jim is a fine businessman, but when it comes to politics, he is ignorant as a swan. Cynthia Stroum is a venture capitalist. She was an Obama bundler. For that she was given an ambassadorship by Obama, but was later fired because she could not manage the job, or the people. Vast sums of money were spent. The workforce became demoralized. Her dad Sam was where the money came from. I knew him. If it were my call, all those ambassadorships would go to career foreign service officers, not wealthy donors. Obama wanted to give all those positions to wealthy donors, and there was a mini revolt in the State Department and he backed down. Last time I checked it was 50-50 when it should be 100-0. We can ill afford spoiled rich partisan hacks to lead our foreign affairs.

  114. A good, detailed account of the Neo-cons and the Bush admin ignoring CIA warnings about Bin Laden’s planning.

    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2012/09/11/opinion/the-bush-white-house-was-deaf-to-9-11-warnings.xml
    An intelligence official and a member of the Bush administration both told me in interviews that the neoconservative leaders who had recently assumed power at the Pentagon were warning the White House that the C.I.A. had been fooled; according to this theory, Bin Laden was merely pretending to be planning an attack to distract the administration from Saddam Hussein, whom the neoconservatives saw as a greater threat. Intelligence officials, these sources said, protested that the idea of Bin Laden, an Islamic fundamentalist, conspiring with Mr. Hussein, an Iraqi secularist, was ridiculous, but the neoconservatives’ suspicions were nevertheless carrying the day.

  115. ABC: Obama Gains a Convention Boost – But Not Among Likely Voters

    http://www.langerresearch.com/uploads/1140a1AftertheConventions.pdf

    Reg voters 50 Romney – 44 Romney
    Likely voters 49 Obama – 48 Romney
    Ha, so no bounce at all really.

    and they won’t tell you how many dems or republicans or whoever they polled, its hard to work out.
    and some of the questions are plain stupid…Q38 Who would you prefer as captain of a ship in a storm…..seriously, this is your polling questions?

  116. Obama’s bounce dropping like a stone……………….

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows President Obama attracting support from 48% of voters nationwide, while Mitt Romney earns 45% of the vote. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided.

    Today’s data suggests that the president’s convention bounce has started to fade. See daily tracking history. When “leaners” are included, it’s Obama 49% and Romney 47%. Leaners are those who initially indicate no preference for either candidate but express a preference for one of them in a follow-up question.

    +5 to +3 overnight.

    That bounce was very shortlived, born out by the abc poll which also said that the bounce faded fast on Sat and Sun.

  117. I love the media. Yesterday is was Obama starts moving ahead (I wonder how much they paid the media for those words). Today on GMA is was O has a slight lead. I guess GMA had to pay to say that.

    One little flea flicker, and it is starts moving ahead. What about Romeny maintains steady progress on capturing undecided voters. I guess those words, which look truer than Obama starts moving ahead, as they are actually happening are just too truthful for the media.

  118. Bill Clinton’s Bounce: How Media Conventional Wisdom Works

    By: Erick Erickson (Diary) | September 11th, 2012 at 03:30 AM | 19

    RESIZE: AAA

    Polling is reflecting Bill Clinton’s bounce out of the Democratic National Convention. You wouldn’t know that if you listened to most of the media, but the bounce belonged not to Obama, but to Clinton. Fortunately for the GOP, Barack Obama is no Bill Clinton. It must privately grate on Barack Obama.

    The media narrative is all about Barack Obama. He’s going to win. He’s ahead. Forget the economic numbers. Let me explain how the media shapes conventional wisdom.

    Metaphorically, reporters go into a bathroom at the Politico, sit in a circle, and try to come up with a theme they can bounce off each other with a straight face. Before they go completely blind with dreams of a permanent Democrat majority, they exit the bathroom , call up Larry Sabato or some other designated prognosticator, and ambush him with a statement they then spin into wisdom. And it’s always “experts say” or “Larry Sabato says” or “people close to the campaign” say.

    But really, it is them saying it. And then they report on it in a climax of irrational reportorial exuberance.

    The media creates conventional wisdom and then reports on it as if it is news. BOOM! as the kids these days might say.

    Consider the headline “Storm Still Haunts”, from the Republican National Convention. I can assure you that there were few, if any, Republicans who were thinking about Isaac other than the rain we ourselves experienced at random intervals. But to listen to the media, Isaac was a central focus days into the convention.

    Here’s what I have no doubt happened as I overheard dozens of these conversations over four days.

    Reporters chatting amongst themselves came up with that narrative. Then they shoved recorders into the faces of delegates from fly over country who’d never seen hipster reporters in skinny red jeans with rolled up cuffs, no socks with their dress shoes, and flannel plaid shirts in freaking August in Tampa, FL and the poor delegates were as agreeable as possible in order to get the reporter to go away.

    Then the reporter ran back to the bathroom, joined in the circle, and banged out a story on his keyboard proclaiming that SPECTER OF KATRINA HAUNTS THE GOP AS ISAAC SPINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! or some such.

    I saw it in the media center. Reporters would whisper what if scenarios back and forth to each other, one sounded plausible, then they’d race out to ask delegates. And they needed to do something. Below is a four day stack of print media churned out by the various outlets. They had to fill it with something. They filled it mostly with conventional wisdom.

    That brings us back to the polls.

    The media leans left. Put it to you this way, right of center reporters do not go to Republican conventions dressed as a whole host of reporters were dressed. Republicans understand “Sunday going to meeting” clothes.

    And delegates at the RNC saw lots and lots of hipster reporters for major outlet.

    These people have a vested interest in helping Barack Obama because they really do, in private, think Mitt Romney wants to prevent the use of the female uterus except by married heterosexual women of a certain age and they really do think that there are no major economic differences between Obama and Romney, or they prefer Obama’s vision for a dystopian utopia of gay marriage, abortion on demand, and high rates of government dependency by the middle class.

    So suddenly they see a post-convention bounce for Barack Obama that has more to do with Bill Clinton than Barack Obama. After all, even these hipsters and their sage gurus of conventional wisdom panned Obama’s performance. They cannot credit the bounce as Bill Clinton’s bounce because he’s past. “Obama!” “Future!” “Obama’s Bounce! Pass me the lotion boys, I’ve got typing to do!!!!”

    In the meantime, they get to largely ignore or completely gloss over the economic news of Friday that is still just sinking into the American conscience. In about seven days the polling will probably begin to reflect the deteriorating economic news and suddenly the headlines will proclaim Mitt Romney really is at war with women.

    It is, after all, the conventional wisdom. Just go put your ear up to the door of the bathroom at the Politico and listen.

  119. Big media has lost any semblance of credibility. Their reportage carries no weight with thinking people, unless what they say can be independently verified. Never again will people trust what they say. Usually, it is a lie.

  120. moononpluto

    ABC/WashPost Poll: Obama Bump Dropped From 6 Points to ‘About Even’ Saturday

    Well that lasted long.

    moononpluto

    Obama’s bounce dropping like a stone……………….

    ———-
    Obama’s ‘bump’ has always receded quickly…every freakin’ time.

    That bump was for Bill, yes, Bill freakin’ Clinton…one of the only freakin’ Democrats still in our country and I do not blame him for idiots that use him as an excuse to vote for Barry for another, do nothing but screw American’s over for another 4 freakin’ years!!

    These so called ‘Democrats’ that blame Bill for their stupid vote need to take some freakin’ responsibility and accept the reality Obama has given our county.

    Jeeze Lousie, this ticks the Hell out of me.

  121. Public Schedule for September 11, 2012

    Public Schedule
    Washington, DC

    September 11, 2012

    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
    PUBLIC SCHEDULE
    TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2012

    SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

    9:20 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    10:15 a.m. Secretary Clinton holds a swearing-in ceremony for U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Gene Cretz, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    12:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, at the White House.
    (MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

    2:15 p.m. Secretary Clinton attends the Flag Ceremony for Cameron Munter, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    4:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a swearing-in ceremony for U.S. Ambassador to Serbia Michael Kirby, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    I can’t believe that there are so many bloggers on this site that do not understand that Bill and Hill are two of the wisest political figures in the US.So many of them still support BO the novice POTUS
    playboy that is destroying our once great democracy.
    The Oreo is only a CRACKER.He kisses white girls and he hugs black girls.

    ABM94

  122. This is from Business Week. Quite aside from the content of Netanyahu’s remarks, which I don’t necessarily disagree with, the very fact that he is going public is not fair play, as one of the commenters points out. Public diplomacy is not diplomacy at all: Netanyahu is forcing Hillary’s hand, once again showing that Israel is not our ally, we are theirs.

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    Israel Presses U.S. Over Setting ‘Red Lines’ for Iran

    By Indira A.R. Lakshmanan and Calev Ben-David on September 11, 2012

    The U.S. and Israel are disagreeing publicly over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s push to set “red lines” and deadlines for dealing with Iran’s nuclear activities.

    An Israeli government official said yesterday that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s comment in an interview Sept. 9 with Bloomberg Radio that the U.S. is “not setting deadlines” for Iran won’t help deter its nuclear program, and may even put the Iranians at ease.

    The Israeli official, who wasn’t authorized to give his name, said in a telephone briefing that without clear red lines being set by the international community, Iran won’t stop enriching uranium.
    In Washington, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said yesterday that it’s “not useful” to be setting deadlines for negotiations or red lines. President Barack Obama previously has said that Iran won’t be allowed to obtain a nuclear weapon, she said, declining to elaborate.

    Netanyahu and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak have indicated that, as Iran proceeds with its nuclear work and negotiations stall, Israel may have no choice but to launch a preemptive strike in self-defense. Iran’s leaders have denied Israel’s right to exist.

    Economic Sanctions

    Clinton said in the interview that economic sanctions are building pressure on Iran, and the U.S. still considers negotiations as “by far the best approach” to prevent the Islamic Republic from developing nuclear weapons.
    Asked if the Obama administration will lay out sharper “red lines” for Iran or state explicitly the consequences of failing to negotiate a deal with world powers by a certain date, Clinton said, “We’re not setting deadlines.”
    Netanyahu said Sept. 9 that the international community needs to send an unambiguous message. “Iran will not stop unless it sees clear determination by the democratic countries of the world and a clear red line,” he said.
    Israel and the U.S. are now discussing this point, Netanyahu said in an interview with Canada’s CBC television.

    “The clearer the message on these red lines is, the clearer it is to the Iranian leadership,” Israeli Minister of Environmental Protection Gilad Erdan, a member of Netanyahu’s Likud party, said on Israel Radio today. “Regretfully such a clear message hasn’t been sent by the U.S.”

    Time Difference

    While the U.S. and Israel share the goal that Iran not acquire a nuclear weapon, Clinton said there is a difference in perspective over the time horizon for talks.

    “They’re more anxious about a quick response because they feel that they’re right in the bull’s-eye, so to speak,” Clinton said. “But we’re convinced that we have more time to focus on these sanctions, to do everything we can to bring Iran to a good-faith negotiation.”

    At a State Department briefing yesterday, Nuland said the U.S. is in close consultation with Israel and cited previous remarks by Obama. “The president has said again and again, unequivocally, that we will not allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon,” she said.

    The United Nations’ atomic agency convened a meeting yesterday in Vienna. U.S. officials say the talks will provide an important assessment of Iran’s nuclear progress and the pressure the international community should exert to halt it.
    Gabi Ashkenazi, a former Israeli chief of staff, said Israel shouldn’t jeopardize ties with Washington. “I strongly recommend that we preserve our strong relationship with the United States. Our strong bond is not only imperative to us from a security perspective but also economically,” Ashkenazi said at a conference in Tel Aviv today.

    Enrichment Capacity

    The International Atomic Energy Agency reported last month that Iran raised the uranium-enrichment capacity at its underground Fordo facility and increased stockpiles of medium- enriched uranium, a step short of nuclear-bomb material.

    In the past week, Clinton has been to China and Russia, speaking with leaders of both nations to seek unity in their Iran stance. Afterward, she said China and Russia share the U.S.’s firm view that Iran must be stopped from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

    The Obama administration still believes the best way to do that is to continue to offer a negotiated settlement, while increasing the pain for Iran of refusing to accept the deal by squeezing it with financial and oil sanctions, she said.
    Uranium Stockpiles

    In June, negotiators for six world powers proposed that Iran ship out its stockpiles of 20 percent enriched uranium — to remove the potential that it will further be processed to 90 percent to fuel a nuclear bomb — and to stop enrichment at Fordo in exchange for energy and aviation incentives. Israel wants all Iranian uranium enrichment halted and enriched uranium removed.
    Iran says its nuclear program is for peaceful electric power and medical purposes and has rebuffed any deal that it sees as giving up its right to enrich uranium.
    ==== 




    Some of the comments:

    “Isreal calling for a red line against Iran is like the Vatican calling for a “red line” against pedophilia.”

    “The US should never allow Israel to set a “red line” that would entail US military personnel dying. Bibi’s a fanatic; let him kill his own.”

    “Dating
back to Imperial Rome, it has happened again and again. Jews enraged
their host countries and repeatedly suffered disastrous pogroms.
Excesses of Weimar Germany’s monied Jewish minority led to the most
recent which Israel promotes, actually advertises, as justification
for its apartheid malevolence. Netanyahu’s relentless pursuit of
invulnerability, territorial conquest and supremacist empire is blind
to history and guarantees repetition on a far grander scale.”

    “It is imperative that the public sparring come to an end and the lines of communication between the two leaders be clearer.”

    “Israel is a far greater danger to world peace than Iran.
    We should not be swapping spit with zionists. These WHITE Jewish supremacists sold out their own kinfolk to the nazis during WWII. There’s no reason to believe they’ve changed.
    When Israel opens it’s own nuclear program to international inspection, they’ll have a point. Until they do, they should shut the hell up.”

    “Client states should learn to toe the line, or get cut off. Nuttyahoo is the greatest threat in the Region.”

  123. God bless all those killed and injured on 9/11 and the families they left behind.

    God bless all our service men and women who have given their lives in the fight against terrorism.

    God bless this great land, The United States of America.

    God bless Romney/Ryan.

  124. the problem is we’ve been depressed since jug ears got elected So it its been up and down for the last 4 years No good news I believe this is why we’re having a hard time staying grounded We need to hang on and pray we kick ass in Nov Which I think we will Now off for another fifth of Wild Turkey
    ********

    I think we all feel this way. When the SCOTUS ruled in favor of fraudcare I think it had a profound effect on our psychic.

    We need to regroup and kick some ass.

  125. 9/11 is for all of us a terrible memory to bear. But it is especially difficult for the people who lost loved ones, the children who are growing up, not really understanding why their parent is not there. We all should never forget.

  126. WaPo/ABC poll shows no change in race from before convention
    posted at 9:21 am on September 11, 2012

    Maybe this will stop the silly post-convention panic among Republicans. When the Washington Post/ABC poll tells you there’s been no convention bump for Barack Obama, you can pretty much take that to the bank. Their latest survey shows the likely-voter split in the presidential race right where we found it a fortnight ago, with Obama up one single point over Mitt Romney — in a sample that favors the Democrats…

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/09/11/wapoabc-poll-shows-no-change-in-race-from-before-convention/?preview=true

  127. G-d bless all those who perished on 9/11. May G-d also comfort their family members who are reminded each day, but particularly this day, of the loss of their loved ones. We also must pray for our brave men and women in the armed forced who fight and die every day to protect us from evil.

  128. Israeli science website: Obama birth certificate forged

    Israel Science and Technology, the national database and directory of science and technology-related websites in Israel, has published an article asserting the long-form birth certificate released by the White House is a forged document.

    The website was created by a former science adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel Hanukoglu, Ph.D.

    Hanukoglu, an award-winning researcher, is a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology in the Department of Molecular Biology at Ariel University Center of Samaria in Ariel, Israel.

    The professor established the first version of his website during his tenure as Netanyahu’s science adviser. The site has evolved into “the premier science and technology portal for Israel.”

    The website says that the White House’s release of the Obama document in April 2011, after years of controversy, “raised in our minds the possibility that there could be something suspicious about the information available on this document.”

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/09/israeli-science-website-obama-birth-certificate-forged/

  129. When the SCOTUS ruled in favor of fraudcare I think it had a profound effect on our psychic.

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

    What else would we expect from the Bush SC that selected Bush Jr over Gore?

  130. On Drudge, headlines –

    MOB STORMS EMBASSY IN CAIRO TEAR DOWN AMERICAN FLAG

    FLASH: US consulate in Libya set on fire…

    REPORT: White House declines Netanyahu request to meet with Obama…

  131. If Mitt doesn’t make a Big frickin’ Deal out of this, he is an idiot!

    White House declines Netanyahu request to meet with Obama

    The White House’s response marks a new low in relations between Netanyahu and Obama, underscored by the fact that this is the first time Netanyahu will visit the U.S. as prime minister without meeting Obama.

    The White House declined Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s request on Tuesday to meet U.S. President Barack Obama during a UN conference in New York at the end of the month.

    An official in Jerusalem said that the prime minister’s office sent the White House a message stating that although Netanyahu will spend only two and a half days on U.S. soil, he is interested in meeting Obama and is willing to travel to the U.S. capital specifically for that purpose. The official added that the White House rejected the request and said that at this time Obama’s schedule does not allow for a meeting.

    To get the latest news from Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish World, subscribe to Haaretz’s digital edition, through our special High Holiday offer.

    The White House’s response marks a new low in relations between Netanyahu and Obama, underscored by the fact that this is the first time Netanyahu will visit the U.S. as prime minister without meeting the president.

    Defense Minister Ehud Barak tried to ease the tension on Tuesday, saying that the differences between the U.S. and Israel should be ironed out “but behind closed doors.”

    “We must not forget that the U.S. is Israel’s most important source of support in terms of security,” he said in a statement.

    Earlier on Tuesday, Netanyahu launched an unprecedented verbal attack on the U.S. government over its stance on the Iranian nuclear program.

    “The world tells Israel ‘wait, there’s still time’. And I say, ‘Wait for what? Wait until when?’ Those in the international community who refuse to put red lines before Iran don’t have a moral right to place a red light before Israel,” Netanyahu told reporters on Tuesday.

    “Now if Iran knows that there is no red line. If Iran knows that there is no deadline, what will it do? Exactly what it’s doing. It’s continuing, without any interference, towards obtaining nuclear weapons capability and from there, nuclear bombs,” he said.

    U.S. Department of State spokeswoman Victoria Nuland stressed again on Tuesday that the U.S. administration doesn’t see public discussion of Iranian nuclear program and red lines as useful. “We don’t think it’s particularly useful to have those conversations in public. It doesn’t help the process and it doesn’t help the integrity of the diplomacy. To be standing here at the podium parsing the details of the Iranian nuclear program is not helpful to getting where we want to go,” she said, briefing the media.

    Also on Tuesday, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said that if Iran decides to make a nuclear weapon, the United States would have a little more than a year to act to stop it.”

    http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/white-house-declines-netanyahu-request-to-meet-with-obama.premium-1.464328

  132. MOB STORMS EMBASSY IN CAIRO TEAR DOWN AMERICAN FLAG

    FLASH: US consulate in Libya set on fire…

    REPORT: White House declines Netanyahu request to meet with Obama…
    ——————————
    At this point, Obama is not even leading from behind. He is hiding, doing a little choom, and shooting hoops. This is exactly what he told us he would do in the primary. None of this hands on leadership, no sir, not for him. That is for dull minds, not deep thinkers like him. He will appoint great people, like Holder, Napolitano et al. He will give them guidance and inspiration. It is unseemly for a messiah to get his hands dirty. He has more important matters to attend to –like doing a little choom, and shooting hoops. Pathetic.

  133. The official added that the White House rejected the request and said that at this time Obama’s schedule does not allow for a meeting.
    _____________________________________________

    Let’s see, what important matter must Obama attend to that precludes him meeting with Israel on the brink of war? Oh yeah, a fundraiser.

  134. Well i hope the jewish voters finally wake up to the fact that the POS does not give a shit about you or Israel unless he needs your vote and it seems a huge PR blunder on Obama’s part. I hope Romney offers to meet with him immediately.

  135. Helllloooo..Jewish voters…do you not see how you are being abandoned..to walk alone in the wilderness for another 4 years?

  136. According to Morris, the DNC convention doomed Obama’s chances for re-election, by promoting the very themes which he cannot possibly win on. But first, a word or two from Cole Porter:

    BHO gives conventions
    And his conventions are not a success
    But he asks you so often
    Eventually you soften
    And make the mistake saying yes

    According to Morris, the Democratic convention was a disaster. Why? Because instead of avoiding the question are you better off today than you were four years ago, Bill Clinton placed the issue front and center, and got the delirious delusional dimocrats to scream Yesssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!. We are better off than we were 4 years ago. . . . Forward . . . And with that they charged out of North Carolina and fanned out across the country loaded for blood—-

    ‘Forward, the Light Brigade!’
    Was there a man dismay’d ?
    Not tho’ the soldier knew
    Some one had blunder’d:
    Theirs not to make reply,
    Theirs not to reason why,
    Theirs but to do & die,
    Into the valley of Death
    Rode the six hundred.

    Cannon to right of them,
    Cannon to left of them,
    Cannon in front of them
    Volley’d & thunder’d;
    Storm’d at with shot and shell,
    Boldly they rode and well,
    Into the jaws of Death,
    Into the mouth of Hell
    Rode the six hundred.

    Flash’d all their sabres bare,
    Flash’d as they turn’d in air
    Sabring the gunners there,
    Charging an army while
    All the world wonder’d:
    Plunged in the battery-smoke
    Right thro’ the line they broke;
    Cossack & Russian
    Reel’d from the sabre-stroke,
    Shatter’d & sunder’d.
    Then they rode back, but not
    Not the six hundred.

    There was something of Marc Anthony in all of this too: mischief thou art afoot.

    The messiah being . . . a messiah was oblivious to the light brigade part of this—we ARE better off, charge . . . What stuck in his craw was that Clinton delivered an effective stage, hogged the moment and received a huge outpouring of support from the hopium addled crowd. Obama has been dancing with that crowd of idiots for four years, got them to betray Clinton, and now Clinton is cutting in on the dance. No Messiah should have to put up with that kind of insult.
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