Red Lines – Debate Advice For Mitt Romney Via Allen West

Blame it on Allen West. Our intention today was to stop giving Mitt Romney “advice” and start being more “supportive”. But, that darn Allen West screwed our plans up.

We have lambasted Mitt Romney and his stupid campaign with fury and we stand by our on target attacks. Our attacks have not been about a VP pick. Our attacks are multifaceted, well reasoned, well documented and deserved. The fear grows daily that we will be proven right even as we hope we are proven wrong.

But we have not just attacked the bumbling campaign (and the allied organizations of the campaign such as the SuperPacs). We also have slapped the “shambles” convention the RNC ran. We have been about more than “attacks” however. We have provided good advice to counter the bumbles, stumbles, stupidity and futility of the Romney campaign.

We continue to give good advice. We’ll give more advice on the debates next week and specifically mention John Kerry (hint here) as an object lesson to Romney. The new Bloomberg poll: Obama losing support on national security should give Romney supporters solace – if Mitt Romney takes advantage of what this means.

Some of our earlier advice has taken root in the Romney campaign and in the SuperPacs. No longer are we subjected to those all too clever ads only frat boys liked.

Those ads featured Obama speaking his flowery words while text on the ad mocked the boob – not a word was heard on an audio track criticizing Obama. If you just had the TV on while working or reading all you heard was Obama giving a flowery soundbite and not much else. It was almost like free advertising for Obama paid for by Mitt Romney and his allies. Thank goodness those days and ads are over.

Our more substantive overall advice has been about the lack of a coherent narrative and seeming lack of a sense of urgency in Mitt Romney ads and Mitt Romney campaign speeches. We keep hitting Romney about this and will continue to do so until the “last drug store has sold its last pill.”

What do we mean about a “lack of a coherent narrative and seeming lack of a sense of urgency”? Here is where Allen West comes in. Look at this new Allen West ad:



“Two men, a country in crisis – you decide” is the tagline. It’s absolutely brilliant and ever so simple. The ad is not about Patrick Murphy being a drunk. The ad is not about character even. The ad is about leadership.

Is this Allen West ad: Hey, guess where I was while my opponent was drunk and disorderly? just a gussied up attack ad? NO. NO. NO.

The Allen West ad is about leadership and the American people deciding who is needed now for the crisis at hand. THAT’S WHAT THIS AD IS ABOUT – and this ad can easily be used as a template for Mitt Romney ads and Mitt Romney specifically (as we stated above, more on this next week as we provide our best debate advice).

The Allen West ad is a template. Several months back there were pictures floating around the Internets of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in their youth. Barack was smoking something and Romney was working as a missionary or some other equally salutary task. There’s no need to do an ad featuring these two men in their youth – but there are other contrasts that should be drawn.

The Mitt Romney campaign could easily borrow the Allen West ad and do an ad answering (not asking – answering) the question of where Obama was on the Sunday after September 11, 2001 and where Mitt Romney was. Show Mitt Romney at his Mormon church and Obama at his “God Damn America” Wright cell. Make it relevant to today. Tie this all to the Middle East and the Benghazi lies and state “Two men, a country in crisis – you decide who is better suited to stop the attacks on America.”

Try “Two men, a country in crisis – Obama will get you killed, Mitt Romney will rescue America.” Draw a strong contrast. Use facts and visuals. This is not very complicated stuff but you have to be willing to fight.

“Two men, a country in crisis.” Romney has to use contrast and compare ads. Romney has to have a sense of urgency as well and declare that this election is about something real big – the country, freedom – it’s not about free phones.

Recently there has been a lot of chatter about “Obamaphones” – free cell phones. That’s right, free cell phones, not land lines. Americans who pay their cell phone bills are being charged a “universal service charge” to give free cell phones, not land lines but cell phones, to many for unexplained reasons.



Why isn’t Mitt Romney talking about this in the larger sense of things run amok? Representative Tim Griffin is trying to at least reform this free cell phone giveaway and Romney is AWOL.

Why doesn’t Mitt Romney do a “Two men, a country in crisis” ad telling Americans he wants a land of opportunity and jobs – not free cell phones.

Charles Krauthammer agrees with our half year-long critique of Mitt Romney’s campaign and what Romney must do:

“Go large, Mitt

The United Nations being an institution of surpassing cynicism and mendacity, the [Obama] speech was so naive it would have made a fine middle-school commencement address. Instead, it was a plaintive plea by the world’s alleged superpower to be treated nicely by a roomful of the most corrupt, repressive, tin-pot regimes on earth.

Yet Romney totally fumbled away the opportunity. Here was a chance to make the straightforward case about where Obama’s feckless approach to the region’s tyrants has brought us, connecting the dots of the disparate attacks as a natural response of the more virulent Islamist elements to a once-hegemonic power in retreat. Instead, Romney did two things:”

Exactly right. Romney fumbled because he did not connect the dots as we advised. What did Romney do instead?:

“He issued a two-sentence critique of the initial statement issued by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo on the day the mob attacked. The critique was not only correct but vindicated when the State Department disavowed the embassy statement. However, because the critique was not framed within a larger argument about the misdirection of U.S. Middle East policy, it could be — and was — characterized as a partisan attack on the nation’s leader at a moment of national crisis.

Two weeks later at the Clinton Global Initiative, Romney did make a foreign-policy address. Here was his opportunity. What did he highlight? Reforming foreign aid.

Yes, reforming foreign aid! A worthy topic for a chin-pulling joint luncheon of the League of Women Voters and the Council on Foreign Relations. But as the core of a challenger’s major foreign-policy address amid a Lehman-like collapse of the Obama Doctrine?”

We want to be only “supportive” of Mitt Romney but here Krauthammer completely agrees with what we wrote before it happened. Romney needed to go to Florida and beat up Obama in a very public manner and link the Netanyahu snub to the Middle East debacle Obama has boobed us into. Why isn’t any of this a “Two men, a country in crisis” ad?

Two men, a country in crisis:

It makes you think how far ahead Romney would be if he were actually running a campaign. His unwillingness to go big, to go for the larger argument, is simply astonishing.

For six months, he’s been matching Obama small ball for small ball. A hit-and-run critique here, a slogan-of-the-week there. [snip]

When you’re behind, however, safe is fatal. Even his counterpunching has gone miniature. Obama has successfully painted Romney as an out-of-touch, unfeeling plutocrat whose only interest is to cut taxes for the rich. Romney has complained in interviews that it’s not true. He has proposed cutting tax rates, while pledging that the share of the tax burden paid by the rich remains unchanged (by “broadening the base” as in the wildly successful, revenue-neutral Reagan-O’Neill tax reform of 1986).

But how many people know this? Where is the speech that hammers home precisely that point, advocates a reformed tax code that accelerates growth without letting the rich off the hook, and gives lie to the Obama demagoguery about dismantling the social safety net in order to enrich the rich?

Romney has accumulated tons of cash for 30-second ads. But unless they’re placed on the scaffolding of serious speeches making the larger argument, they will be treated as nothing more than tit for tat.

Make the case. Go large. About a foreign policy in ruins. About an archaic, 20th-century welfare state model that guarantees 21st-century insolvency. And about an alternate vision of an unapologetically assertive America abroad unafraid of fundamental structural change at home.

It might just work. And it’s not too late.

It’s not too late. But it is getting there. Early voting is already happening. It’s getting late fella. Listen to us Mitt. Or listen to Newt. Or listen to Krauthammer. We’re all telling you the same thing.

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  1. FAITH
    CONSERVATIVE’S ANTI-JIHAD SUBWAY AD LEADS TO NEW POLICIES: NYC AUTHORITY CAN NOW BAN ADS THAT COULD ‘INCITE OR PROVOKE VIOLENCE’
    Posted on September 28, 2012 at 1:49pm by Billy Hallowell Print »Email »
    Comments (136)
    The epic battle between American Freedom Defense Initiative executive director and blogger Pamela Geller and The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) culminated with a court decision that forced the transit authority to permit the display of controversial ads about radical Islam. But the story didn’t end there. As TheBlaze reported this morning, Geller’s case caused the MTA to rethink the manner in which it handles First Amendment issues, leading to the adoption of some potentially-controversial measures.

    (Related: Read TheBlaze‘s initial report about the MTA’s changes here)

    On Friday, TheBlaze spoke with a spokesperson who confirmed some of the details surrounding the case, while clarifying the new changes that passed on Thursday. As noted, one of the emergent provisions that was added into the public company’s advertising standards in the wake of the Geller debate allows the MTA to deny ads it believes could incite violence (this was not mentioned in the press release the agency put out about the changes).

    As previously noted, a document, reflecting yesterday’s changes, was provided by the MTA to TheBlaze this morning. It highlights the transit authority’s advertising standards and reads, in part, “The licensee (‘advertising contractor’) shall not display or maintain any advertisement that falls within one or more of the following categories.” One of the category sections reads:

    The advertisement, or any information contained in it, is directly adverse to the commercial or administrative interests of the MTA or is harmful to the morale of MTA employees or contains material the display of which the MTA reasonably foresees would incite or provoke violence or other immediate breach of the peace, and so harm, disrupt, or interfere with safe, efficient, and orderly transit operations.
    It is the portion presented in bold that is new to the regulations. It’s inclusion is interesting for a number of reasons. On the surface, it appears oddly placed in the list of grievances that could lead to the banning of an advertisement. Furthermore, there is some ambiguity regarding what led to the inclusion of the “violence” reference in the first place.

    Here’s a screen shot from the official document:

    A portion of the new advertising standards, with the highlighted “violence” reference (Photo Credit: MTA)
    In an e-mail reply, MTA spokesperson Aaron Donovan told TheBlaze that the change was among the “outstanding issues” that the agency was looking to tackle in the new regulatory document.

    “Since we hadn’t updated our advertising standards in 15 years, we used this opportunity to address several outstanding issues or potential hypothetical situations,” he wrote. “This is one of them.”

    TheBlaze responded with additional questions about the motivations for the change, asking how, in particular, the MTA’s court battle with Geller impacted the new restriction on violent ads. Donovan responded, admitting that the dilemma did play an integral role in the decision to make the change.

    “The ad, and more specifically the litigation surrounding it, caused us to think about a variety of potential scenarios and review our standards more carefully within a prism of First Amendment law,” he commented.

    Considering that the MTA has made its opposition to the ad’s message known in the past — and taking into account continued calls for bans on blasphemy and offensive messages — the natural question is: Will this new regulation serve as a backdoor method for banning controversial ads that take aim at specific faiths, like Islam?

    Photo Credit: American Freedom Defense Initiative/ABC News
    To gain a better perspective, TheBlaze asked who would be involved in the process of defining which messages incite violence and what the metrics for doing so would be.

    “It would go through the same process we currently use to determine whether ads meet the overall guidelines,” Donovan explained. “Ads are submitted to our advertising contractor, CBS Outdoor, for posting and approval.”

    Once the ads are submitted, Donovan said that CBS then decides which ones need to be scrutinized more closely to ensure they meet guidelines. Considering the other MTA regulation that was adopted on Thursday — the requirement that political, religious and morality-based ads include a disclaimer separating their ideals from the agency’s — the spokesperson said that CBS would also be involved in flagging ads for that purpose.

    “The MTA’s final determination is made by the MTA’s Director of Real Estate, in consultation with CBS Outdoor (our ad contractor), the MTA’s General Counsel, the Chairman, and others he may choose to consult with,” he continued, highlighting how potentially-violent ads will be assessed.

    Still, considering these elements, the issue needs further exploration. The language seems fluid enough to present further First Amendment battles in the future — especially considering the guidelines’ subjective nature.

    Related:

    Did the NYC Subway Authority Just Pass a Type of Anti-Blasphemy Ban? TheBlaze Explores (Update: Agency Confirms New Language)
    Activist Gets in Physical Altercation While Trying to Spray Paint Over Anti-Jihad Subway Poster
    Ads Calling for the Defeat of ‘Savage’ Jihad Going Up in NYC Subways After Blogger Wins Legal Battle
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  2. First admendment rights are under full attack and the anti 1st admendement thugs are winning. We ave to step up to the plate. Is this what our millions of men and women have fought and died for?
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    FAITH
    CONSERVATIVE’S ANTI-JIHAD SUBWAY AD LEADS TO NEW POLICIES: NYC AUTHORITY CAN NOW BAN ADS THAT COULD ‘INCITE OR PROVOKE VIOLENCE’

    Posted on September 28, 2012 at 1:49pm by Billy Hallowell Print »Email »
    Comments (136)
    The epic battle between American Freedom Defense Initiative executive director and blogger Pamela Geller and The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) culminated with a court decision that forced the transit authority to permit the display of controversial ads about radical Islam. But the story didn’t end there. As TheBlaze reported this morning, Geller’s case caused the MTA to rethink the manner in which it handles First Amendment issues, leading to the adoption of some potentially-controversial measures.

    (Related: Read TheBlaze‘s initial report about the MTA’s changes here)

    On Friday, TheBlaze spoke with a spokesperson who confirmed some of the details surrounding the case, while clarifying the new changes that passed on Thursday. As noted, one of the emergent provisions that was added into the public company’s advertising standards in the wake of the Geller debate allows the MTA to deny ads it believes could incite violence (this was not mentioned in the press release the agency put out about the changes).

    As previously noted, a document, reflecting yesterday’s changes, was provided by the MTA to TheBlaze this morning. It highlights the transit authority’s advertising standards and reads, in part, “The licensee (‘advertising contractor’) shall not display or maintain any advertisement that falls within one or more of the following categories.” One of the category sections reads:

    The advertisement, or any information contained in it, is directly adverse to the commercial or administrative interests of the MTA or is harmful to the morale of MTA employees or contains material the display of which the MTA reasonably foresees would incite or provoke violence or other immediate breach of the peace, and so harm, disrupt, or interfere with safe, efficient, and orderly transit operations.
    It is the portion presented in bold that is new to the regulations. It’s inclusion is interesting for a number of reasons. On the surface, it appears oddly placed in the list of grievances that could lead to the banning of an advertisement. Furthermore, there is some ambiguity regarding what led to the inclusion of the “violence” reference in the first place.

    Here’s a screen shot from the official document:

    A portion of the new advertising standards, with the highlighted “violence” reference (Photo Credit: MTA)
    In an e-mail reply, MTA spokesperson Aaron Donovan told TheBlaze that the change was among the “outstanding issues” that the agency was looking to tackle in the new regulatory document.

    “Since we hadn’t updated our advertising standards in 15 years, we used this opportunity to address several outstanding issues or potential hypothetical situations,” he wrote. “This is one of them.”

    TheBlaze responded with additional questions about the motivations for the change, asking how, in particular, the MTA’s court battle with Geller impacted the new restriction on violent ads. Donovan responded, admitting that the dilemma did play an integral role in the decision to make the change.

    “The ad, and more specifically the litigation surrounding it, caused us to think about a variety of potential scenarios and review our standards more carefully within a prism of First Amendment law,” he commented.

    Considering that the MTA has made its opposition to the ad’s message known in the past — and taking into account continued calls for bans on blasphemy and offensive messages — the natural question is: Will this new regulation serve as a backdoor method for banning controversial ads that take aim at specific faiths, like Islam?

    Photo Credit: American Freedom Defense Initiative/ABC News
    To gain a better perspective, TheBlaze asked who would be involved in the process of defining which messages incite violence and what the metrics for doing so would be.

    “It would go through the same process we currently use to determine whether ads meet the overall guidelines,” Donovan explained. “Ads are submitted to our advertising contractor, CBS Outdoor, for posting and approval.”

    Once the ads are submitted, Donovan said that CBS then decides which ones need to be scrutinized more closely to ensure they meet guidelines. Considering the other MTA regulation that was adopted on Thursday — the requirement that political, religious and morality-based ads include a disclaimer separating their ideals from the agency’s — the spokesperson said that CBS would also be involved in flagging ads for that purpose.

    “The MTA’s final determination is made by the MTA’s Director of Real Estate, in consultation with CBS Outdoor (our ad contractor), the MTA’s General Counsel, the Chairman, and others he may choose to consult with,” he continued, highlighting how potentially-violent ads will be assessed.

    Still, considering these elements, the issue needs further exploration. The language seems fluid enough to present further First Amendment battles in the future — especially considering the guidelines’ subjective nature.

    Related:

    Did the NYC Subway Authority Just Pass a Type of Anti-Blasphemy Ban? TheBlaze Explores (Update: Agency Confirms New Language)

    Activist Gets in Physical Altercation While Trying to Spray Paint Over Anti-Jihad Subway Poster

    Ads Calling for the Defeat of ‘Savage’ Jihad Going Up in NYC Subways After Blogger Wins Legal Battle
    SHARE

  3. Yes, I found that ad on ACE and it is simple and right. Who the hell has Mitts ears? I think his wife. Who can get to the Mrs? She has his ear and I think wants to fight and fight hard. I know Ryan does.

    Come on man, lets roll Mitt!

  4. I sent it too foxy. I send them links and suggestions all the time.

    We need to get the vote out. I remember when we all worked so hard for Hillary, I don’t see that today.

  5. Yup Admin, I agree 100%

    Mitt, make the case, go large and be on offense, not defense.
    Step up as if you were President, just like our Hillary did.

  6. Romney could do very well copying Allen West.. show Obama in the Vegas and on the View, golfing, missing daily briefs as Libya/Egypt burns and our Amb and others are killed. Do another one with refusing to meet anyone at UN but going on the view.

    I think Romney’s problem is his ‘new age’ campaign manager/strategist, I think his name is Stevens — he is no buttoned down, suited up Republican. The first time I looked at his disheveled/stylish(?) hair, no tie and then heard his little bio about being some NW movie maker, blah blah.. I saw a red flag, but didn’t want to say anything, this was long ago. But still hoped he is not as bad he looks. Incidentally I later heard he was behind all those stupid ads we complained here.

  7. Obama, Netanyahu Discuss Iran in Phone Call

    Updated with comments from Mitt Romney about his conversation with Benjamin Netanyahu

    President Barack Obama spoke Friday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Iran’s nuclear program and the two reiterated their stance that Iran shouldn’t have a nuclear weapon, the White House said.

    “The two leaders discussed a range of security issues, and the President reaffirmed his and our country’s unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security,” the White House said in a brief summary of the call. “The two leaders underscored that they are in full agreement on the shared goal of preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.”

    Their call comes amid increasing tension between the two leaders. Mr. Netanyahu has pressured Mr. Obama to take a more aggressive stance toward Iran, and in a speech before the United Nations General Assembly in New York Thursday the Israeli leader urged global powers to set a strict limit on Tehran’s nuclear fuel production as the clear “red line” that would trigger military strikes.

    He also left room for a diplomatic solution –Mr. Obama’s preferred approach– by suggesting Israel wouldn’t considering attacking Iran until the spring of next year. He said by then Iran will have amassed enough medium-enriched uranium to convert into fuel for a nuclear bomb in a matter of weeks or months.

    Mr. Netanyahu “welcomed” Mr. Obama’s comments Tuesday to world leaders about Iran, the White House said. Mr. Obama told the gathering of world leaders in New York that the U.S. “will do what we must” to ensure Iran doesn’t obtain a nuclear weapon.

    This is their second call in the last several weeks, and may do little to silence those who have criticized Mr. Obama for not meeting with Mr. Netanyahu in person while he’s in the U.S. The White House has said they didn’t meet because of scheduling conflicts. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Mr. Netanyahu for over an hour Thursday in New York.

    The last time Mr. Obama and Mr. Netanyahu spoke, two weeks ago, the call lasted about an hour and was prompted by sharp attacks from the Israeli leader about the Obama administration’s Israeli policy. This call lasted more than 20 minutes, according to a White House official.

    Also Friday, Mitt Romney said that he spoke to Mr. Netanyahu about Iran’s nuclear capability. He said they discussed where the “red line” ought to be drawn, but the Republican presidential candidate said he didn’t feel comfortable revealing the details of the call.

    “We have, very much have the same interest to make sure that Iran does not develop nuclear capability, which would threaten the existence of Israel, threaten devastation potentially in other nations in the world, and we must make every effort to prevent them from developing that nuclear capability,” Mr. Romney said.

    Mr. Romney said he thinks that it is possible to prevent Iran from developing nuclear capabilities, and he doesn’t believe that military action will be necessary. But he didn’t rule it out.

    “I can’t take that option off the table,” Mr. Romney told reporters aboard a flight to Boston. “It must be something which is known by the Iranians as a possible tool to be employed to prevent them from becoming nuclear. But I certainly hope that we can prevent any military action from having to be taken.”

    When describing the differences between his position and the president’s, Mr. Romney said the president has moved closer to Mr. Romney’s view on Iran.

    “From the very beginning, I thought crippling sanctions needed to be put in place,” Mr. Romney said. “Part is to see action as opposed to just words. His words more recently are more consistent with the words I’ve been speaking for some time, and we’ll see what actions he pursues.”

  8. BASIL99
    September 28th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    I think Mitt should do THIS at the debate.

    ———-
    Is that a body double or what?

  9. http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/328801/king-susan-rice-should-resign-katrina-trinko

    House Homeland Security Committee chairman Pete King is calling on U.N. ambassador Susan Rice to resign over her comments on the Sunday talk shows September 16 regarding the Libyan attacks.

    “I think Susan Rice should resign. She is America’s foreign policy spokesman to the world as ambassador to the U.N.,” King, a Republican congressman from New York, tells National Review Online.

    Rice appeared on five Sunday morning shows five days after the attacks. On ABC’s This Week, she said, “Our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as, it was a spontaneous – not a premeditated – response to what had transpired in Cairo,” despite the fact that U.S. officials knew terrorism was involved in the attacks within 24 hours after the attack.

    “Very nice person, very smart,” King says of Rice, “but the fact is she gave out information which was either intentionally or unintentionally misleading and wrong and there should be consequences for that. And I don’t see how she didn’t know how that that information was wrong. What she could have and should have said was the final word isn’t in yet, certainly strong evidence that there was strong terrorist involvement, [but identifying] the exact nature it’ll take us a few more days. That would have been legitimate.”

    King also called for an investigation into what was known before the attack. “This warrants a full investigation,” he says. “I believe there should be a congressional investigation. I think there should be an internal investigation.”

    Benghazi, he adds, “was a hotbed of al-Qaeda activity, of militia activity, of terrorist activity. We knew that the facilities that we were using there were not adequately fortified. These were temporary, basically private residences which had almost none of the protections that a consulate should have.”

    “To allow the American ambassador to go there,” he continues, “ to allow us to keep records or documentation there or anything in such an unsecure and such a dangerous area and such unsecure facilities with such little security appears to be gross negligence, and may be criminal negligence.”

    He also criticized the administration’s reluctance to call the attacks terrorism. “Either they intentionally mislead the American people or they were extremely uninformed,” King remarks. “Neither excuse is very good. From the start, I can see them saying we’re not certain what caused it, but the presumption from the start should have been that it was a terrorist attack or the terrorist were heavily involved.”

    Obama, he speculates, had political reasons to avoid calling it terrorism. “What I believe now is that the president is so fixated on convincing the American people that we have defeated al-Qaeda and that al-Qaeda is no longer a real threat by saying this was a terrorist attack, or by acknowledge a terrorist attack, it would be looked upon as a defeat for his policies against al-Qaeda,” King says.

  10. Some hopeful news.

    The AP/GFK poll shows that 31% of likely voters consider themselves Tea Party supporters. With 131 million votes cast in the 2008 elections, that translates into an incredible voting bloc of 41 million Tea Party supporters waiting to cast ballots. These voters have already made their voices heard in Wisconsin earlier this year, as well as in Republican primaries in Texas and Nebraska.

    That 31% of likely voters figure is greater than the 19% who described themselves as either strongly or somewhat liberal. Surprisingly, liberals have escaped media characterization as being a small, fringe-like group with little power or influence. At 19% of likely voters, self-described liberals would have a turnout of 25 million voters, some 16 million fewer voters than the Tea Party.

    The good news for Mitt Romney and other Republican hopefuls is that the Tea Party supporters also appear ready to turn out in much higher numbers than all other voters. For instance, while they only made up 23% of the initial polling sample, which was a sample of all adults, their numbers improve as unlikely voters were removed by the AP from the data. When unregistered and unlikely voters were taken out of the poll, their share of the vote increased by 35%, to nearly one-third of the voting population.

    Meanwhile, self-described liberals fell 11% from the initial sample to the likely voter sample, while moderates increased by 3% and conservatives increased by 8%. This enthusiasm gap could make the difference in November. Once unregistered and unlikely voters were removed from the AP poll sample, Obama’s share of the vote plummeted by 10%, while Romney’s share of the vote increased by 28%. That support is driven, of course, by a supposedly dead movement. Overall, the poll shows a statistical tie with Obama at 47%, and Romney at 46%.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/28/41-Million-Tea-Party-Supporters-Set-to-Vote

  11. moononpluto,

    King is right but he doesn’t go far enough. He should also call for the POS’s resignation.

    I did some reading today about Benghazzi and no one has answered the question of what Stevens was doing there in the first place.

    I suspect that’s the key to the coverup. He was stationed in Tripoli and had only been ambassador since the summer.

    What was the reason for him leaving Tripoli?

    Benghazi Attack and Ambassador Stevens: Why “The Sound of Silence”?
    By Felicity Arbuthnot
    Global Research, September 23, 2012

    A meticulous piecing together of the events in Benghazi leading to the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, three colleagues and either seven or ten Libyan personnel, on 11th September, has been presented by Mark Robertson and Finian Cunningham, cutting through “fog”, hypocrisies and misinformation. (i.)

    The events in Benghazi have been presented in the media as a spontaneous uprising caused by rage at the sewer level “film”, The Innocence of Muslims. However, quoting one of the surviving, but badly injured Libyan personnel, Robertson and Cunningham note his words:

    “The Americans would have left if there had been protesters, but there wasn’t a single ‘anti.’ The area was totally quiet until about 9:35 pm, when as many as 125 men attacked with machine guns, grenades, RPGs, and anti-aircraft weapons. They threw grenades into the villas, wounding me and knocking me down. Then they stormed through the facility’s main gate, moving from villa to villa.”

    The article also points out that this was not an official US Consulate, but a bunch of rented dwellings with little reinforcement of doors and windows as would usually be the case. That soundly negates the claim that “U.S. sovereignty” was attacked, justifying in U.S. Administration eyes, as ever, more bombs from the air and “boots on the ground.”
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    Paying tribute to Ambassador Stevens the day after his death (ii) Hillary Clinton, it has to be said, probably explained the reason for his murder to the world: “In the early days of the Libyan revolution, I asked Chris to be our envoy to the rebel opposition. He arrived on a cargo ship in the port of Benghazi and began building our relationship with Libya’s revolutionaries.”

    Thus, with US government backing, the Ambassador plotted with a bunch of insurgents and terrorists the overthrow of yet another sovereign government.
    *******************************
    However, in the immediate, consider some questions. Assuming quotes from the survivor are correct, unprotected buildings, including that or those housing the Ambassador and American colleagues, were attacked with hand grenades, rocket propelled grenades and anti-aircraft weapons, then buildings were stormed and set ablaze.

    Hand grenades blow bits off people, or blow them to bits depending on the distance of the body from the impact. RPGs destroy tanks, yet alone people, anti-aircraft weapons are designed to damage and bring down aircraft. It seems however, the Ambassador did miraculously survive, some of the gruesome pictures are appear authentic. What remained of the others?

    Allowing for the chaos of the immediate aftermath of the attack, the varying accounts are multiple: the Ambassador was killed in the building; he was rescued and driven to hospital, the car shot through the window; he was rescued and carried on shoulders to hospital. On arrival he was breathing but suffering from severe smoke installation; he was already dead – much later later, he was noted to be covered in soot.

    U.S. planes finally land to collect the bodies. There seems to be no independent verification, no pictures from to be found of this heroic rescue.. Four coffins were subsequently shown at Andrews Air Force Base, their arrival marked by a “solemn ceremony.”

    Then, near silence. The Ambassador, given the words of the President and his Secretary of State was surely to be given a State funeral. His colleagues’ passing also likely to be attended by Washington officials.

    A search finally revealed that the funeral for Glen Doherty, the former Navy SEAL, turned contractor, was held in Winchester, Mass., on Wednesday 19th September. There is no mention of any official Washington Presence.(iv)

    The following day the funeral of his colleague, serving SEAL Tyrone Woods, was held in San Diego, with little national coverage. (v)

    In a nation which lets its grief hang out as no other, oddly, daily searches find no funeral announcements for Ambassador Stevens or U.S. Air Force veteran Sean Smith, with ten years as an information management officer in what has been since 2009, Hillary Clinton’s State Department.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/benghazi-attack-and-ambassador-stevens-why-the-sound-of-silence/

  12. Podhoretz’ version of our advice:

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/get_mad_now_mitt_wunzaaqOO7EZz5i7txHcaM

    Get Mad Now, Mitt
    Sorrow over Bam isn’t enough

    The horrible economic news released yesterday represents the first empirical challenge to the set of messages delivered so potently at the Democratic National Convention — messages that began President Obama’s climb in the polls to undeniable front-runner status now.

    Those messages were: He was handed an impossible job to do. He did the best he could, especially with those pesky Republicans trying to stop him. Now you should give him another four years because he tried so hard, he meant so well — and things are improving, slowly but surely.

    It’s the “things are improving” storyline that got hammered yesterday.

    First came word that the already anemic level of economic growth in the second quarter (April-June) was actually worse than first reported. Rather than the economy growing by a tortoise-like 1.7 percent, it actually dragged itself forward by a near-comatose 1.25 percent.

    This means there was a dramatic slowdown in the rate of growth in the first half of this year. The economy went from 4 percent growth in the last quarter of 2011 to 2 percent growth (first quarter 2012) and then to 1.25 percent. It’s as though a foot landed on the brake and began pressing down harder and harder.

    Worse still was the drop in durable-goods orders (cars, household appliances, heavy machinery, airplanes). They fell by 13.4 percent, a fall to levels not seen since the depth of the recession in 2009.

    Some economists say this isn’t as catastrophic as it looks because it involves a drop in orders of airplanes, a notoriously volatile subsection of the economy. JP Morgan put it mordantly yesterday morning: “Durable goods headline looks like an F, details look like a D.”

    These complicated numbers won’t move the presidential race by themselves. We know that because the horrific jobs report for August came out on the heels of the Democratic convention, and didn’t make a whit’s difference.

    That’s due in part to the fact that the president’s powerful Front Four — the mainstream media — didn’t take the tiny number of jobs created and the terrible drop in the number of people looking for work and trumpet those two facts for days, as they might’ve under other circumstances.

    But it’s also due to the fact that macroeconomic statistics don’t stand alone. For the vast majority of people, percentages of decline in this figure or disappointing growth in that number are a jumble.

    Such stats, taken in isolation, confuse more than they reveal. Is a person who doesn’t follow politics or economics closely supposed to know that a growth rate of 4 percent is cause for celebration but 2 percent is very problematic?

    Explaining all this is the job of the politicians who seek our vote. Barack Obama has made his case — he’s tried; he needs more than one term; what he’s done saved us from the pit and set us on the right course even if we’re going too slowly.

    It’s the best, maybe the only, argument he can make for himself, and he’s done it well.

    Now it’s up to Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to harness this most recent data as part of an overall argument about how his own government’s numbers reveal how bad a president Obama has been — not how he’s a nice guy who doesn’t know what he’s doing, which seems to be Romney’s default (and wildly ineffective) line of argument.

    They need to argue that Obama is wrong, and that the data prove he’s wrong.

    They have a fresh opportunity to argue that he has not done his best; that what he’s done has not turned things around; that there is every reason to think we are now headed backward; that we’re not on the right track — and if the country sticks with him, things are going to get worse, and in a hurry.

    Romney keeps talking about all this more in sorrow than in anger. That’s not working. If this doesn’t make Romney mad, why should he expect it to make anybody on the fence angry enough to act on his behalf and fire his foe?

  13. admin

    This isn’t very funny but it’s something:

    ——-
    The reason it isn’t funny is because it’s pretty close to the truth.
    No one is better off, kids don’t have jobs and yet they are all proud to vote against a Republican instead of the slacker in office.

  14. Very good video FemBotsForObama. Foreign policy is the topic for the third debate but Romney should sit down and watch the video now.

  15. What is wrong with his lips? Ewwwww……….

    And what’s up with the flags in the background? Two of them seem to have the O emblem.

  16. notice the fraud flags in the background.

    Their lives are miserable but still voting for the fool. Wonder if ANYONE in fraudland actually caught that!

  17. Tea party leader: Movement’s role ‘more important and more difficult’ if Romney wins

    If Mitt Romney becomes president, don’t expect the tea party movement to just fade away without Barack Obama in the White House.

    “I think that our role becomes even more important and more difficult at that point,” Tea Party Patriots national coordinator Jenny Beth Martin told The Daily Caller in a Thursday afternoon interview at a Washington, D.C. coffee shop.

    Martin said the conservative grassroots will embrace the role of making sure Romney sticks to the fiscal principles he’s campaigned on: cutting government and reducing spending.

    “I think that if Romney wins,” Martin told TheDC, “that’ll be a huge challenge for us and something that the Republicans won’t quite know how to deal with.”

    The tea party coordinator said if Republicans end up with control of both Congress and the White House, and then allow spending to get out of control, tea party activists are “not going to put up with that again.”

    “That’s part of what motivated people, what sparked the anger in this movement,” she said.

    Asked to describe the general tea party mood heading into the election, she quoted an activist from Florida who told her she feels “grim determination.”

    “It’s not excitement and exuberance, it’s just grim determination,” Martin said. “So much is at stake. The president himself has said this election is a choice between two different futures for America. The people in this movement get that.”

    Does that mean tea partiers, many of whom have been wary of Romney all along, aren’t excited about the Republican nominee?

    “I don’t know that it’s really that,” Martin said after a pause. “People understand where we’re headed and they’re worried. They’re really worried about their country.”

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/28/tea-party-leader-movements-role-more-important-and-more-difficult-if-romney-wins/

  18. What Israel and Palestine need is a strong mediator, arbitrator, someone who will tell the hard truth to both and make peace. That is not Obama. He has been dissing Israel to appease his base and his Arab friends. He needs their votes and money from the other guys. OK, he dissed Israel but what has he accomplished with his Muslim, Arab friends? They just killed his Ambassador over a stupid video (I know, I know, but let us go with their version for just a split second and see where that will take us).

    I read a comment, forget where, that Obama invited a bunch CEOs for a social gathering and the Verizon guy left after a few minutes saying he had better things to do — he seems to have said this guy is unable to make any connection with real people. I guess it is easier for him to impress the stupid people like the drooling media whores, view bitches and hollywood sycophants, the beyonces and jayzs.

  19. Obama is a made up character. Everything that he is made out to be by the media is false, the orator, the cool guy, the adult, the smart guy, .. He is a passive aggressive, insecure, humorless, megalomaniac.

  20. Romney Continues to Hit Obama on Defense Cuts and Foreign

    Mitt Romney greeted students of the Valley Forge Military Academy at a campaign event on Friday in Wayne, Pa.Stephen Crowley/The New York Times Mitt Romney greeted students of the Valley Forge Military Academy at a campaign event on Friday in Wayne, Pa.

    RADNOR TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Speaking to his second military group in two days, Mitt Romney on Friday hammered President Obama over cuts to military spending, as well as of his handling of foreign policy issues.

    Before a backdrop of straight-backed, stone-faced cadets at Valley Forge Military Academy and College here, Mr. Romney returned to a criticism introduced earlier this week, over comments Mr. Obama made on “60 Minutes” in which he described recent developments in the Middle East as “bumps in the road.”

    “The other day the president said that, you know, he has a vision for what’s going to happen in the Middle East, but that there are going to be bumps in the road along the way,” Mr. Romney said. “You know, I don’t consider 20 or 30,000 people dying in Syria just a bump in the road, or a Muslim Brotherhood president in Egypt a bump in the road. I don’t consider the killing of our diplomats in Libya a bump in the road, and I sure as heck don’t consider Iran becoming nuclear a bump in the road.”

    He added, “We need someone who recognizes the seriousness of what’s ahead and is willing to lead.”

    Turning to the topic of cuts to the defense budget, Mr. Romney told the cadets that he would do more to help the military than Mr. Obama would.

    “I have to tell you that I don’t know how a single person who goes to this institution could consider voting for the incumbent for president,” he said. “And I say that for this reason: If they want to go into the military — why, he is planning on cutting our military by about a trillion dollars over the next decade.”

    ….the rest goes on to prop up the Fraud…

    http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/

  21. Shadowfax, that is the Romney appearance we wrote about earlier today. Romney did well there. If we find a video of the event we’ll post it.

  22. PM317 6:26
    Truer words were never spoken. Obama is a made up character. I love how every gaff is corrected by the media, and staff. What he really ment was??????????????? So why can’t he way what he really means?? Because he is not capable. HRC talks very precisely and carefully. Even then then she is picked apart for what she said. When O misspeaks, if criticized they say people are being racists.

    Really a double standard. Tear aparts for HRC and Romeny; however, how dare you not understand what our leaders MEANT TO SAY, SO YOU MUST BE RACISTS.

  23. pm317 — I don’t see anything that Obama has accomplished with MENA. Al Qaeda chose to attack us for the first time since 911 on OBAMA’S watch. So clearly his approach with them is not working. They just keep saying they want more, even to the point of limiting our 1st Amendment rights. Obama contacting google to get them to find a way to remove the video was deeply deeply troubling. That is an action that China, N. Korean leaders would do. But the American president? There is no way he should even suggest that as an option.

    Regarding the CEO gathering. What I remember is the Verizon guy left because Obama said at the beginning of his address to them ‘I know you are ALL republicans.’ He excluded them from the get-go because of his assumption about who they were. I believe the Verizon CEO said he was an Independent Liberal/Progressive.

  24. This is sickening.

    WH STILL denying Bengahazzi attack was preplanned.

    Watch Carney obfuscate during today’s presser insisting the WH still does not know for a fact whether the attacks were premeditated and an act of terror or whether the film set the protesters off.

    He says there’s an ongoing investigation to determine the facts.

    Sure. The FBI has been dispatched because the WH has classified the attack as a law and order matter and not a war/terrorist issue.

    But the FBI is stuck in Tripoli and being (deliberately) prevented from accessing the crime scene.

    Meanwhile, Kerry suggests congress investigate – AFTER the election.

    And the fothermucking LSM continues to let the POS get away with his lies.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iD4a9GHBF_U

  25. This is all a plan to hurt Hillary, that’s my take. If it wasn’t, why is John Kerry now insisting in an investigation? They all hate her, including Rice.

  26. great article admin. In complete agreement. Romney better be ready to “draw blood”, politically speaking of course, this is an absolutely winnable race. But he needs to fight and fight hard.

    Love Colonel West’s latest ad, a true American patriot.

  27. So JayZ admits he’s a racist. Its racist to NOT support someone who you completely agree with, but won’t hire them etc because of their skin color, but you are also a racist if you don’t agree with them, but only support them because of their skin color.

    JayZ, and Beyonce, who I imagine feels the same, have openly admitted to be racists. 2 hollywood racists.

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

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/09/whoa-jay-leno-slams-obama-we-wasted-four-years-waiting-for-obama-to-do-something-about-the-economy-video/

  28. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/09/jewish-center-in-malmo-sweden-bombed/

    “Police were called out early on Friday morning after loud bangs were heard near the Jewish community centre in Malmö, southern Sweden.

    “There as been an explosion. Something has detonated – we are certain of that,” said police officer Erik Liljenström to local paper Sydsvenskan early on Friday morning.

    The police received a call shortly after 1am. Witnesses said they had heard loud blasts near the centre some 15 minutes earlier.

    When police arrived at the scene they soon established that there had been some sort of explosion and that someone had tried to smash in the door.

    There were loose paving stones lying among shards of shattered glass in front of the entrance, according to the paper.

    While damage had been done to the front door, the building had not been damaged in any other way as far as the police could see, but according to witness statements the blasts were heard a few blocks away.

    “I’m shocked that it’s happened now; that it’s happened at all. Jewish institutions are under constant threat, but we haven’t noticed anything out of the ordinary recently,” Fred Kahn, head of the Jewish community in Malmö, told the TT news agency on Friday morning.

    Cont..”

    I’m surprised he’s surprised…antisemitism is up all over Europe.

  29. The vile Ben Stein is on O’Reilly trashing Hillary and blaming her for the whole Libya situation. Oops….her it comes. He says he thinks she should have resigned.

  30. In complete agreement with Ace of Spade, not one nightly “news” reported on how Oturd knew about this from day 1, and yet peddled the lie.

    So, we have a media that is not trying to keep those in power in check, they are in collusion with those in power. as Wbboie pointed out, the media itself is a threat to this country at this point, they lie, cover up, just a talking mouthpiece for those in power.

    http://minx.cc/?post=333306

  31. Hillary has managed to deflect some of the blame , but the State Department along
    with intelligence agencies really dropped the ball. Rice took the fall on last weeks Sunday news shows as I am sure Hillary was instrumental in making Rice face the music. This complete failure to protect our embassy is being treated very casually. Had it been a republican office, the media would be on this 24/7, but this is old news with MSM and Obama.

  32. admin
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Shadowfax, that is the Romney appearance we wrote about earlier today. Romney did well there. If we find a video of the event we’ll post it.
    ——–
    Thanks admin, I have never told you this, but your perspective helps me make sense of these 4 years of insanity. Thanks for that.

  33. Don’t forget that it was our Hillary that went begging before the Congress to not cut the State Department’s budget, that it would leave her people and their duties at risk.

  34. Ben Stein seems to have a big problem with women, he didn’t like Palin much either, didn’t like Dr. Condi Rice either.

  35. if someone has worked her heart out for our country in this administration is Hillary.She’s not perfect, but she has given all as she always does when given a responsibility, I pray that she’s recognized for all her hard work and not only for her mistakes (assuming she made one on all this mess).God bless this extraordinary woman and the families of those who died doing her job.

  36. “Ben Stein seems to have a big problem with women, he didn’t like Palin much either, didn’t like Dr. Condi Rice either.”

    After seeing Ben Stein lately, I’d imagine women have a big problem with him…phew!!!

  37. Leonora, if you look, not necessarily too closely, you will see how brilliant Hillary is. Did you read the article you posted?

    Here’s what Hillary said:

    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/hillary-loosen-regulation-because-too-many-people-still-can-t-find-jobs-tunisia-egypt

    “In Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, people rose up against their dictators because they were fed up with governments that served the interests of a few at the expense of everyone else,” said Clinton. “But economic and social challenges did not disappear with the dictators. Too many people still can’t find jobs, and young and growing populations crave a sense of opportunity and self-determination.

    “On the economic front, we are zeroing in on small and medium-sized enterprises because they are the growth engines in any economy,” Clinton said. “They create the bulk of new jobs and they spread wealth more broadly through more communities. And when people have the opportunity to unleash their talents and create something of their own, they are more invested in their communities, their countries, and their new democracies.

    “So the OECD is helping emerging democracies find ways they can loosen regulations and make it easier to start or expand a small business,” she said. “Several partners are setting up funds to help small businesses gain access to loans and financing. People of the region need to see that their governments can be fair and just. So we are stepping up our efforts to return billions of dollars that were stolen or siphoned away over decades of cronyism and corruption.”

    As you should know, Hillary cannot comment on domestic policy but she can make wily references to domestic economics by commenting on foreign economics. Did you notice how Hillary says that “small and medium-sized enterprises” are “the growth engines in any economy” – not just the economies of other countries?

  38. Mattie Damon is making a movie against American energy and it is financed heftily by the United Arab Emirates?!? Gee, now why would the UAE be against american energy independence?

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

    I wonder if they are behind a lot of the anti-green energy stuff, also.

  39. Is she that stupid…..

    http://www.rollcall.com/news/health_care_takes_center_stage_in_wisconsin_senate_debate-217884-1.html?pos=htmbtxt

    The Democrats’ signature health care law helped cost three-term Wisconsin incumbent Russ Feingold his seat in 2010. Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) made clear tonight that she thinks her support of the law will help her secure victory over former Gov. Tommy Thompson (R).

    The debate between the two candidates revealed what campaign spots in recent days had already been hinting at: There is likely no statewide race in the country where health care is playing a more crucial role in candidates distinguishing themselves for voters.

    “We’ve got to do away with the Affordable Care Act. And then we can put in things like making sure that the individuals are going to be able to be covered, pre-existing illnesses can be taken care of, individuals are going to be able to have control over their health care and be able to buy a contract,” Thompson said in response to a question on whether he supported scrapping the law, which includes some provisions that have not yet taken effect.

    “My opponent wants the government to control it. I want you, the individual, and the state government to be able to determine who is going to be the arbitrators and the referees of health care. Huge difference,” Thompson continued. “Do you want the federal government to make a determination who your doctor and hospital is or do you want the state and the individual? I’m with the state and the individual and my opponent wants the federal government – huge, diametrically opposed and that’s what it’s all about.”

    …………………………….

    So Feingold got tossed out over Obamacare and she still harping that its a good thin, they never learn. Good luck with that Obamacare position, Tammy, you’ll need it.

  40. admin
    September 29th, 2012 at 12:51 am
    ************

    You are right admin. I posted that before I went to bed last night and obviously didn’t give the article enough attention.

    I am glad you did. Thanks.

  41. Ana Navarro tweet: Things Romney should NOT do at 1st debate.
    Don’t sing; don’t attempt humor or pop culture references; don’t look at watch; don’t sigh

    Ana is a CNN/CNN-E Political Contributor & usually employs the light touch seen here.

  42. tim – I’m with you there. 50 years ago my husband at the time belonged to John Birch Society. He purchased “America – Love it or leave it” bumper stickers at their meetings and distributed them to all who would accept them lol. JBS was SO hated. Even in 1980’s in UK. Wonder does it exist today. I believe it was the same threat to Political Elites as TEA Party is currently.

    Anyway, wanted to add the following which aired yesterday at 5 pm. Loving the timing of high school kids hunger strikes against Barry and MEAN. Some important considerations included in article re federal funding rules.
    High School Students Strike Over Expensive, Smaller Lunches – WPIX
    By KIRSTIN COLE
    6:55 p.m. EDT, September 28, 2012
    PARSIPPANY, NJ (PIX11)—
    Hungry Jersey Kids Boycott Obama’s New School Lunch Rules Saying, “We’re Hungry!”
    Two Parsippany Hills High School students organized a brown bag protest over new federal school lunch rules giving them less food for more money.
    snip
    Senior Troy Fyfe agreed. “I’m just gonna bring brown paper bag lunches. It’s too much.”
    Some 1,200 kids protested over the new “Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act,” signed by President Obama , which mandates smaller portion sizes with a bigger price tag attached to help drive down obesity. Brandon Faris, a senior said their point was simple. “We want the price of the lunch to go down if the portion is going to go down.”
    snip
    But a minority of students decried the move, saying it only hurts those who depend upon serving kids to make a living.
    Snip But the PTSA president quickly pointed out the rules are set by the Federal Government, and failure to follow them could mean students who get federally funded lunch might lose their subsidy. Mom Sandy Giercyzk explained how the district here has its hands tied when it comes to the way they feed the students, “We are federally mandated on the size of the portion and what we can charge. Parsippany is actually under the amount of what we are allowed to charge and we are required every year to raise our price by federal mandate.”
    And what about the food service company that supplies Parsippany Hills and some 80 other schools with their lunch fixings? Are they making a fatter profit by complying be federal rules to help slim down the nation’s school kids? Not at all.
    “The school district is actually seeing a drop in participation in response to the smaller portions. And they are meant to be self-sustaining, in that whatever money is left over after paying for the food goes back into funding other programs within the school district,” explained Mark Vidovich, the President of the Pomptonian Food Service Group.
    All the leftover food was donated to a local charity.
    http://www.wpix.com/news/wpix-high-school-students-strike-over-expensive-smaller-lunches-20120928,0,5590826.story

  43. holdthemaccountable
    September 29th, 2012 at 8:13 am

    The thing that really angers is me is the sheer arrogance of these people, I mentioned before I used to have indian neighbors, they immigrated here, I believe they were Hindus. however, unlike these muslims shariah loving idiots in that video, these immigrants neighbors I had wanted to be integrated into American society, not CHANGE it. Their kids were very young when they moved here, and I’ve seen them now, all grown up, very integrated in America’s melting pot, very pro-American.

    Why is it only Muslims feel this moral superiority? Like telling the rest of the world and other religions that oh on, you can’t insult our religion. If some American wants to make another stupid movie insulting Islam, or frankly any other other religion, hell yes, they have every right to make such a movie, write a book expressing their views, whatever. If it was any other religion, Jews, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, they all will say they don’t like those insults, but they don’t go around like the savages in the ME, or the idiots in that video saying, “oh we need anti-blasphemy” laws because our muslim feeling were hurt. No other religion does this!

    SO, if these morons want Shariah Law, get the hell out of this country. I’m beyond angry at this nonsense. That rally was about Shariah Law, it not have a damn thing to do with 4 murdered Americans! So to these idiots, they are Muslims FIRST! and to them, shariah law is not just part of a religion, it is also a way of live, that they want implemented in this country.

  44. “On the economic front, we are zeroing in on small and medium-sized enterprises because they are the growth engines in any economy,” Clinton said. “They create the bulk of new jobs and they spread wealth more broadly through more communities. And when people have the opportunity to unleash their talents and create something of their own, they are more invested in their communities, their countries, and their new democracies.

    Romney had a similar theme in his CGI speech. Tie foreign aid directly to how those countries will institute policies and institutions for economic growth. That is a much better workable idea for both parties than Obama’s stupid Cairo rah, rah speech. You clean your house, you get our money. As Newt said, Hillary and Romney are serious people and Obama is there for fun of it and yeah, for the beyonces and jayzs.

  45. Huh. Maybe this is why Jay carney cancelled his daily briefing on Friday.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/28/us-usa-libya-intelligence-idUSBRE88R1EG20120928

    “The top U.S. intelligence authority issued an unusual public statement on Friday declaring it now believed the September 11 attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, was a “deliberate and organized terrorist attack.”

    The statement by the office of Director of National Intelligence James Clapper acknowledged that it represented a change in the U.S. intelligence assessment of how and why the attack happened. During the attack on two U.S. government compounds in the eastern Libyan city, four U.S. personnel, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed.

    Cont…”

  46. Leonora: the most striking part of your post in re. msm, was Caddell’s statement that when you become part of the story, you cease to be a journalist. Of course, that is precisely what has occurred. The second most memorable statement was his description of Stephanopolis as nothing more than a political hack posing as a jouralist. That too is completely accurate. They are syptomatic of the problem, but they are not the problem itself. The core problem lies with the jackals at the top–yes jackals not jouranlist. They have rejected the responsible course and instead adopted a business model which treats the public as an unthinking herd to be manipulated, rather than rational, reasonably intelligent beings who are capable of making sound decisions if they have all the facts before them. Oh sure, you have your sychophants, like George, Brian Williams, Chuck Todd, and they are obscene in their own right. But as a fish rots from the head down, the real culprits are the executives, like Phil Griffin at MSNBC, who makes the ribald statement that “we are part of this administration”–and fires a left wing jouralist who fails to heed that admonition. I rail against the political hacks mentioned til hell won’t have it any more, but I also know that is those hacks did not exist, the powers that be would find new ones who would play the same role. The executives are the malignant factor.

    But that tells you more about the jackals running msm than anything else. I think the head of COMCAST needs to see this article.

  47. I still don’t understand why like a good little soldier Susan Rice took the fall going on 5 different Sunday talk shows and repeating that ludicrous statement and Brett Baier was highlighting yesterday how her story changed during those 5 shows. I don’t understand why they didn’t fully make Hillary the scapegoat — they tried some but not strongly. Me thinks, Hillary knows the truth and it will implicate the WH if she tells it.

  48. All about Barky asscovering.

    “The unusual statement from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence appeared to have two goals: updating the public on the latest findings of the investigation into the assault, and shielding the White House from a political backlash over its original accounts.”

    from Larry’s post.

  49. ah, so its now the intelligence agency’s fault, except they warned BEFORE any of this happened. And Barky’s crew never acted on it.

    Too bad we have a LSM completely in cahoots with the OTurd’s administration. Wonder if this is how the Soviet people felt with a pravada media in their country in the USSR days.

  50. When a situation is going . . . badly, there will always be people who tell us this is nothing new, don’t get upset, etc. They want you to lower your guard. It is as if the Trojan Horse is not filled with Greek soldiers, it is just a Trojan Horse, so by all means haul in inside the walls of the city so we can all admire it. Bob Beckel is just such a guy. But there are dozens of others. They all claim this is politics as usual and Obama is just a liberal democrat–which is the furthest thing from the truth.

    As Tom Sowell put it: “Obama is such a genial man that many people across the political spectrum cannot see the danger that his warped policies and rutheless tactics pose to a whole way of life that has given generations of Americans unprecedented freedom and prosperity.”

  51. Hillary knows the truth and it will implicate the WH if she tells it.
    ——————
    If that is true, then my reaction is–fuck this inside game, and fuck everyone who puts party before country.

    Let us be clear on what we are talking about here.

    We are talking about an existential threat to this country.

    Millions of lives are at stake.

    There can be no legitimate excuse for covering up information critical to the assessment, cause and potential ramifications of that threat.

    Party loyalty be damned. I am sick of it.

  52. wbboei
    September 29th, 2012 at 10:27 am

    I’m right there with you. If she screwed up, then she’s at fault too, and considering this was a person from her agency, she bears responsibility for what happened. As for OTurd, he’s even a bigger screw-up. The man couldn’t care less. As for the American MSM, they are in complete collusion with the OTurd administration. Complete.

    What Kirsten Powers said is 100% correct, the MSM bears a lot of responsibility if and when there is another terrorist attack against us, on our soil. I will give her a lot of credit for being that articulate. I understand her husband is an egyptian coptic christian, maybe that’s give her a more clearer picture on real threats from radical islam.

  53. Kirsten A. Powers (born 1969) is an American columnist, blogger, pundit, and political commentator. Powers, a conservative leaning Democratic[1] political analyst on Fox News, appears regularly on shows such as The O’Reilly Factor, Fox News Sunday, Special Report with Bret Baier and Freedom Watch.
    From the wiki, her bio..

    It is laughable that anybody who does not toe the Dim party line and challenge is marked as ‘conservative leaning’. Shows how degenerate the MSM has become.

  54. pm317
    September 29th, 2012 at 10:08 am
    I don’t understand why they didn’t fully make Hillary the scapegoat — they tried some but not strongly.

    could it be the repercussions of husband Bill??

  55. pm317
    September 29th, 2012 at 10:08 am
    I don’t understand why they didn’t fully make Hillary the scapegoat — they tried some but not strongly.

    could it be the repercussions of husband Bill??

    ———————-
    I think it is because they do not want to divide the party on the eve of the election. There are still Democrats who remain loyal to Hillary and if Obama hung her out to dry, it would create problems within the party. But, if he wins the election, then all bets are off. It is largely a matter of timing. Now, she has the leverage, whereas later he will IF and only if he and his msm confederates can get stupify the electorate.

  56. tim, Mia Love had a very good response line on Huckabees — she said (paraphrasing), we should judge the outcome of govt efficiency and success by looking at how few people find it necessary to receive the handouts and not just let the programs grow and grow to include more people depending on them. I heard Romney repeat that in a later stump speech in a different form.

  57. oops on my comment at 10:41 am.. the blockquote got messed up. The wiki does not say but I say:

    It is laughable that anybody who does not toe the Dim party line and challenge is marked as ‘conservative leaning’. Shows how degenerate the MSM has become.

  58. I’m always so impressed of debates anchored by local news stations are so indepth and much more vast in topics, that the establishment corrupt lefty MSM.

  59. pm317
    September 29th, 2012 at 10:55 am

    very true and very well put statement by her. I made my first donation to her yesterday. Her attitude reminds me a lot of the indian immigrant neighbors I used to have, very hard working, compassionate, but believed in hard work, that work was a good thing. I know for me, I want a safety net for those who need a hand up, but not some permanent hold out welfare state, which is what the dem party now seems to represent.

  60. “The View’s Shepherd Challenges Romney: ‘How Can You Handle a Country If You Can’t Handle Five Women?’ ow.ly/2sqEUJ ”

    riight, 5 ignorant Obots. I’m sure Romney can handle 5 independent minded women, who Romney would be able to have a real conservation with. The clown show at the View, why would Romney subject himself to an Obot clown show?

  61. jbstonesfan
    September 29th, 2012 at 11:56 am
    Hillary is done after election. John Kerry will be our next SOS.
    ——————————————————————

    in john kerry’s case, SOS = Shit On a Shingle

  62. Oturd’s undemocratic party:

    Cameraman: Did you see our Ambassador got assassinated in Libya?

    Obama supporter: He probably had it coming.

    “http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LKKiWUFBXx8”

  63. Pathetic!

    http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/industry/259305-omb-tells-contractors-once-again-dont-issue-layoff-notices

    The Obama administration issued new guidance intended for defense contractors Friday afternoon, reiterating the administration’s position that the companies should not be issuing layoff notices over sequestration.

    The Labor Department issued guidance in July saying it would be “inappropriate” for contractors to issue notices of potential layoffs tied to sequestration cuts. But a few contractors, most notably Lockheed Martin, said they still were considering whether to issue the notices — which would be sent out just days before the November election.

  64. First of all, Rice is a POS who collaborated with Powers to keep HRC from getting the 2008 nomination. She is on a par with Valjar and the other nasty incompetent AA hags infesting this administration. I hope she gets canned and has a miserable life.

    Abou the Libya monstrosity, I fear the POS gets a pass on that, too. The congress has asked for an investigation to take place AFTER the election. The FBI is being kept hundreds of miles from the crime scent to prevent them from finding and reporting on the truth before all the evidence disappears down the black POS hole. Also, the incident was categorized as a aw and order problem not a terrrist attack which is an act of war. I wonder why.

    I believe Stevens was in Benghazzi for some mission which is embarrassing or damning to the POS. We still have had no explanation of why he was in Benghazzi in the first place. His base is in Tripoli. He just became Libyan ambassador six months ago. Before that he was involved with the Libyan rebels. Maybe there is a Fast and Furious Part two type coverup going on. Stevens, I think, had a role in arming the rebels. The whole thing stinks of scandal and yet the fothermucking presstitutes write not a word about an attack on US soil by Islamic terrorists.

    That makes almost half a dozen foreign attacks against us since the POS took office. The underwear bomber, the Times Square bomber, the Fort Hood Shooter, the Arkansas case and now the Libyan assassination.

    WHEN is this country going to wake up to the fact we are under siege by Muslim terrorists and hold the POS responsible?

  65. jbstonesfan
    September 29th, 2012 at 11:56 am
    Hillary is done after election. John Kerry will be our next SOS.
    ——————-
    jbstonesfan: by failing to qualify the above statement, i.e. Kerry will be our next SOS, you have assumed Obama will win.

    Let me be perfectly blunt:

    1. this election is too close to call

    2. the other side is attempting to sew the seeds of defeatism

    3. they claim that an Obama victory is inevitable

    4. it is not helpful when you echo and re-echo the same theme

    5. there are bot sites where this would be welcome

    6. here however we are trying to win a war

    7. with a candidate who has has made his share of mistakes

    8. while his opponent destroys the country, and the world

    9. we are entering the critical phase of this showdown

    10.the debate next week will focus the mind of the electorate

    11.Romney has a wealth of material

    12.I have reason to believe that he will do a credible job

    13.I have reason to believe that Obama will show that he is a mile wide and 6 inches deep

    14.I have reason to believe that the media will will try to influence the process

    15.I have reason to believe that it will not work—because they have been outed

    16.In the meantime we will continue to give his campaign sound advice

    17.Defeatism at this stage is contra bonus mores

  66. Well it seems people are willing to donate freely to the GOP Senatorial Committee, and that is uplifting news. A week or so ago it was hoping to reach $1 MIL. The group reached it early, so it asked for more. And this was their progress report + status yesterday: The NRSC has reached its goal of $1.25 million! And since we still have time before our triple matching deadline, a new goal of $1.5 million has been commissioned thanks to an outpouring of grassroots support. The NRSC’s triple matching gift offer expires at midnight on Sept 30th….

  67. Senator Casey (D-PA in case you could have forgotten) has just sent out a second email. He has not reached his goal of $50,000 and is not saying how close he is to it, but asks that I send money right now.

    The rowdy, pesky “Coal Baron” Tom Smith who came out of nowhere to win the Republican party nomination to challenge Casey is outspending Bob and getting close in the polls too. Casey is attacking Tom on his TEA Party roots. We’ll see where that goes.

  68. holdthemaccountable
    September 29th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Tom Smith is a former democrat. Casey wants to attack Smith on his “tea party” roots, Smith has lots of material on how far left Casey has gone. PA has a big Catholic vote, the same Catholic that OTurd and the dems want to force to pay for abortion, not birth control, but actual abortion. Smith used to be a democrat, I believe he even revealed that he voted for Casey or his father at one point.

    Nothing like a scorned former dem, especially a conservative former dem to attack a radical dem, and I consider them radical, if you go with the flow when the flow is going in the wrong direction, then you’re part of the problem, and I hope this is the same argument Tom Smith makes.

    Hm, might go donate some money Smith’s way, I didn’t realize that race now is “leans dem”. I hope Smith uses his own money as well, I understand he’s a self made millionaire.

  69. Yay! Dan Heninger on Gigot’s Journal Editorial just said that Hillary when she came out saying that Al Queda was behind Libya’s attack, she was distancing herself from Obama and co fairytale and especially if something is revealed later that the WH was somehow behind things that went on in Libya.

  70. Latest tweet from the really hard hitting investigative “reporter” Chuckie Todd:

    “chucktodd That “5 hour energy” TV ad implying doctor approval is so misleading, it would make political ad makes blush. Impressive in wording ”

    See, they really see themselves as actual reporters.

  71. they love to bury this information way down where no one can read it…..

    New USA TODAY/Gallup Poll: GOP regains enthusiasm edge. 64% of Reps are more enthusiastic than usual v. 48% of Dems.

    The poll of 1,446 adults, taken Monday through Thursday, has a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points.

    Republicans have opened a big enthusiasm gap: 64% say they are more enthusiastic than usual about voting, compared to 48% of Democrats. In general, though, the results show an electorate that is less excited and less engaged than in recent presidential elections.

    Democrats are less enthusiastic about voting than in 2008, although Republicans are a bit more enthusiastic. Fewer Democrats and Republicans say they have given a lot of thought to the election than they did in the falls of 2008 and 2004.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2012/09/29/poll-obama-romney-gallup/1601125/

    ………………………

    If you have a 16% enthusiasm gap come election day, Romney wins this.

  72. Uh oh…

    Breaking : U.S. intel officers confirm that the security concerns Amb.Stevens wrote of in his diary were also sent to Washington in a diplomatic cable.

  73. U.S. intel officers confirm that the security concerns Amb.Stevens wrote of in his diary were also sent to Washington in a diplomatic cable.

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

    Where in Washington? To the State Dept — or to Obama on the golf course?

    If the claim is Hillary’s State Dept dropped the ball — then I doubt the claim.

  74. jbstonesfan
    September 29th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    I”m with you Wbboei. Did you by chance read “The Litigators”?

    I know this is addressed to wbboei but I had to chime in. I have been on a John Grisham binge the past several months. Not only did I read The Litigators but I read a dozen other Grisham novels. He is BRILLIANT. The Litigators was a great story.

    Highly recommend.

  75. I agree with Jones., Hillary’s political career will be over. The Repubs would crucify her with this event. The MM will NOT protect her like the fraud.

  76. Unfortunately despite all of Hillary’s hard work, Benghazi gate will be what she is remembered for, just like BC and Monica.

    She will continue to do great work for women and the world via BC’s organization, maybe her own, probably.People will love and respect her hard work for the people of the world. I am sure politicians will gravel at her feet, like the fraud for BC to salvage his/their election. But she will not be President.

    Yes, it still upsets me that he is doing so fir the fraud, and enthusiastically! Can you tell?

    The first woman President will not be Hillary, and that is a very sad thing indeed.

  77. WOW! Univision is doing the reporting the American LSM refuses to do. Kudos to Jorge Ramos and crew.

    Univision Finds “Holy Grail” Of Fast and Furious Investigation
    by Ulsterman on September 29, 2012 with 8 Comments in News

    A soon to be aired report on Univision, one of the largest Spanish-speaking television networks in the United States, is said to have uncovered what a figure close to the Congressional investigation into the Obama Fast and Furious scandal as the “Holy Grail” of information that apparently was, to this point, unavailable to Congress.

    EXCERPT:
    …Univision’s Investigative Unit (Univision Investiga) has identified massacres committed using guns from the ATF operation, including the killing of 16 young people attending a party in a residential area of Ciudad Juárez in January of 2010.
    Additional guns, previously unreported by congressional investigators, found their way into the hands of drug traffickers across Latin America in countries such as, Honduras and Colombia, as well as the U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. A person familiar with the recent congressional hearings called Univision’s findings “the holy grail” that Congress had been searching for. LINK
    __________________
    This comment left at the bottom of the linked story makes a very simple point – one that remains largely unanswered by those within the Obama administration:
    Read more in News
    « Allen West Knows How To Throw A Punch…
    “I have just one question or an observation. I have been researching this for several years. This is what does not add up…Do you honestly think that a field operations supervisor would embark in arming the most violent criminals on Earth with weapons without approval from the top of the food chain? Didn’t think so. I have no doubt this leads directly to the Oval Office. Mark my words on this. There is no other rational explanation. Also of note: Fast and Furious was only one of four similar operations going on simultaneously. This is a lot bigger than you think.”
    _________________
    Why would Hispanic voters continue to support an Obama administration that willfully caused through incompetence or intent, the killing of so many of their civilians across the border?
    And just as Barack Obama placed weapons into the hands of drug cartels in Mexico that led to the deaths of innocent civilians, did he also arm dangerous factions in Libya with even more deadly weapons that are now being used to kill civilians in the Middle East – including those four Americans killed in Benghazi?

  78. And yes I am aware when BC left office his approval ratings were, and still are, in the 60’s, as is Hillary’s. I am not sure what it is today, Hillary’s.

    But an affair is not in the same category as deaths of 4 Americans under your watch and the complete collapse of security. MM will pin this entirely on her, they will not sully the golden calf.

  79. Get the full story on “Fast and Furious” on a special edition of Univision’s “Aquí y Ahora” (Here and Now) this Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT (6 p.m. Central), which will be aired with closed captioning in English.

  80. jbstonesfan
    September 29th, 2012 at 2:40 pm
    I”m with you Wbboei
    ————————————-
    I know that.

    Unlike others, you are out there campaigning for Romney.

    And that is hard because golden opportunities have been missed.

    Nonetheless, the biggest opportunity will be next week in the first debate.

    The big media headline has already been written—

    Some variation of Obama wins, or a tie, or Romney fails to deliver the knock out punch.

    We need to shine the light of public scrutiny on their notorious past performance of:
    Pitching softballs to Obama and hard balls to his opponent
    Giving Obama more time to answer than his opponent
    Permitting Obama to evade the question and change the subject
    Running the peter meters showing he won–when he didn’t
    Giving hyperpartisan summaries

    And then, we need to put the burden of proof on big media to show that they will be partial this time around

    A Wall Street Journal op-ed piece to that effect published the day before the debate could achieve that important objective. It would summarize past abuses from 2008, and what the public will be watching for. On the one hand, it would alert the public. On the other hand, it wold alert big media that the Eyes of Texas are upon them, and rattlesnakes are unwelcome.

    The first debate will be moderated by Jim Leher. I believe that he will be impartial, but he needs to ensure that Obama does not abuse the process. The CNN and ABC debates are where the abuse is more apt to happen. Both of those organizations are corrupt as hell. The recap should include a critique of their performance, and if it as bad as it has been in the past then it should be incorporated into campaign commercials.

    Those commercials should be prefaced with the comments by Pat Caddell–so the public understands that next to Obama, big media is public enemy number 1 for the American People.

  81. correction: “And then, we need to put the burden of proof on big media to show that they will be IMpartial this time around.”

  82. Senator Casey (D-PA in case you could have forgotten) has just sent out a second email. He has not reached his goal of $50,000 and is not saying how close he is to it, but asks that I send money right now.
    ———————
    If that fucking Casey wants to attack his opponent for being backed by the tea party, the opponent should paint Casey in vivid tones as a shameless, unethical defender of a corrupt political system which is raping the American People.

    And while we are at it, there is one other thing that needs to be put on the table. This whole bullshit you hear from the leftists that there needs to be income redistribution is a red herring. It is not the wealth of the elites that asshole Obama wants to re-distribute. They are his friends, and contributors.

    The target of Obama’s re-distribution schemes is the middle class. They are the ones who will be looted. Trust me. That is the entire plan.

  83. Something I have been watching over the last three weeks. The Generic Congressional Vote poll has been going down for Democrats to the point where today the Republicans are winning:

    RCP Average

    9/8 – 9/24

    45.0

    44.8

    Republicans +0.2

    Bloomberg

    9/21 – 9/24

    789 LV

    45

    43

    Republicans +2

    Rasmussen Reports

    9/17 – 9/23

    3500 LV

    44

    43

    Republicans +1

    Politico/GWU/Battleground

    9/16 – 9/20

    1000 LV

    45

    47

    Democrats +2

    Democracy Corps (D)

    9/8 – 9/12

    1000 LV

    46

    46

    Tie

    Now, how is Obama leading by such a large margin if the Congressional number is for Republicans? One of two things is going on and frankly, I think it is both. Obama’s numbers are being “juiced” by the media polls and Obama has no “coattail” effect for those Dems running this year.

    Just some food for thought. Go to RCP for more indepth info.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/generic_congressional_vote-2170.html

  84. O.M.G!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I don’t know how to separate this clip from the story but CHECK IT UT!

    It’s the Univision preview for its F&F investigation airing tomorrow night.

    This is unbelievable! It should torpedo the POS’s chances with Hispanics.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/09/29/video-univisions-bombshell-report-on-fast-furious/

  85. Something I have been watching over the last three weeks. The Generic Congressional Vote poll has been going down for Democrats to the point where today the Republicans are winning:
    ————————–
    I wonder if this simply reflects a change in polling methology from registered voters to likely voters. Otherwise, the cash on hand advantage of the RNC and the commercials it is running are having some effect.

  86. Anyone who votes for Obama, on the assumption that he will protect their benefits, needs to do their homework. He cut over $700 billion out of medicare, even though he promised to protect it. A promise–ANY PROMISE by Obama to the American People is not worth the paper it is written on. The ONLY promises you can county on this asshole to keep are the promises he makes to his well heeled contributors. Apart from them, he cares for no one but himself. He is right out of Monte Python. And, so it big media.

  87. For one Canadian magazine, Omar Khadr is even a Christ-like figure.

    But let us briefly review the facts about Omar Khadr.

    Khadr killed Sergeant First Class (SFC) Christopher Speer

    HAS THE ENTIRE WESTERN CIVILIZATION GONE INSANE?

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

    THE BLOG

    SFC Speer’s Killer Leaves Gitmo

    9:55 AM, SEP 29, 2012 • BY THOMAS JOSCELYNSingle PagePrintLarger TextSmaller TextAlerts
    Omar Khadr has been sent from Guantanamo to Canada, after returning from the jihad in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Khadr is slated to stay in custody for the time being. It is difficult to think of a more mythologized figure in the post-9/11 war on terror. For the worldwide left, Khadr has become a symbol of all that is supposedly wrong with America’s fight against the al Qaeda terror network. He is now, in many minds, a victim. For one Canadian magazine, Omar Khadr is even a Christ-like figure.

    OMAR KHADR

    But let us briefly review the facts about Omar Khadr.

    Khadr killed Sergeant First Class (SFC) Christopher Speer. Khadr’s advocates said this wasn’t true because Khadr was incapacitated during al Qaeda’s firefight with American troops. But they were wrong. Khadr ultimately admitted that he killed SFC Speer.

    While Khadr killed one American medic, his life was saved by others. Khadr would not be alive today if U.S. medics had not saved him from extensive wounds.

    Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO) considered Khadr a “high intelligence value” detainee because he provided “valuable information” about al Qaeda and the Taliban. Khadr’s father was a top al Qaeda figure. Khadr knew his father’s associates well, and spilled the beans on them.

    Khadr served as a translator and a minion to a top al Qaeda operative in Afghanistan.

  88. Breaking : U.S. intel officers confirm that the security concerns Amb.Stevens wrote of in his diary were also sent to Washington in a diplomatic cable.
    ——————

    link? so now they have diplomatic cable.. watch out Hillary!

  89. Katherine Eban. Who? A former Vanity Fair writer, who is so in the bag for Obama, that she wrote a piece in Fortune Magazine, published on CNN, which totally exhonerates the Obama Administration for any and all responsibility for Fast and Furious. Too bad her false facts and biased conclusions were repudiated by the IG who investigated the matter. She is a perfect example of a journlist who has sold whatever soul she has to the devil. Another enemy of the American People. I wonder if she even knows it.

  90. I hope they “throw the book”, legally speaking, at these cops. Where the heck do they think they are? Some Shariah abiding hellhole of a country?
    There is a first amendment here in this country, and these Christians have every right to preach what they want, and the police did nothing as things were thrown at them by the crowd. Were they being provocative? probably, but they were on a public street, so what now? they can’t preach on a public street if it offends the Muslims that were there?

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/09/cops-to-answer-in-court-for-stoning-of-christians/

  91. How many times do the idiots of the the Westboro church go around preaching whatever it is they preach, don’t see the subjects of their hateful preaching throwing things at them! They are just ignored, they can preach whatever they want, and then they are ignored.

  92. WOW. Apparently the MTA has now changed the rules to ban posters that upset people, the idiot Mona? spray painted that poster against Jihad, the next day MTA banned posters that upset people. So, if there is a poster with the crucifix in urine, will the MTA ban it? I rather think not.
    She could have just taken out her own poster with an opposing view, instead she went to vandalize the poster she did not agree with, so apparently radicals like her think freedom of speech means being able to impede someone else’s freedom to express themselves, if its in disagreement with their views. So really its only about one sided “freedom” of speech.

    http://datechguyblog.com/2012/09/29/an-open-letter-to-american-followers-of-islam-an-mona-eltahawy/

  93. More good samaritan stories about Romney.

    http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2012/09/25/7_incredible_personal_stories_about_mitt_romney_that_you_may_not_know/page/full/

    CBS has distorted what Ann Romney said trying to make it into a problem for Romney — what is new. They asked Ann Romney what do you worry about most — she (naively I think) told them she worries about his mental well being. Her actual quote is
    “I think my biggest concern, obviously, would just be for his mental well-being. I have all the confidence in the world in his ability, in his decisiveness and his leadership skills, in his understanding of the economy, in his understanding of what’s missing right now in the economy – you know, the pieces that are missing to get this jump-started…. So for me I think it would just be the emotional part of it.”

    This is the CBS headline: Ann Romney: If elected, “mental well-being” Mitt’s biggest challenge

    What kind of imbecile cold hearted bastards are these presstitutes?

    Ann Romney in her not so artful way perhaps meant to say that Mitt being Mitt will care too much about the problems facing this country.

  94. “What kind of imbecile cold hearted bastards are these presstitutes? ”

    They are evil personified. I hate saying that, but I can come to no other conclusion. The are evil evil bastards.

  95. In fact I remember MEEEEE-chelle Anoitnette gave a similar answer in ’08, and SEEBS’s headline headline went something like “MeeeChelle Anoitnette: “If elected, sleeplessness and worry about Americans Barry’s biggest challenge”, something along those lines.

  96. Ann Romney’s mistake was her phrasing using the word mental which gave these bastards license to turn it in the most spurious way. She should keep her answers simple, standard, mundane. There is no point in baring your soul, sharing your authentic and sincere thoughts with these bastards in the media.

  97. “There is no point in baring your soul, sharing your authentic and sincere thoughts with these bastards in the media.”

    Considering the American Obot MSM is now openly altering Romney video, editing it, etc, twisting words is small potatoes for the evil bastards.

  98. Wbboei, yesterday my son and motherinlaw held Romney signs in Boca . When I was driving home I stopped and joined in . It was 90 some degrees and extremely hot. Boca has a large Jewish democratic base and we r minority Jews here. Joe Biden was also in town at the retirement communities and talked mainly about the economy (scaring) and briefly mentioned that the US and Israel have never had better security under the 8 presidents he had served under than with Obama. The condo commados ate it up.
    —————
    Basil, I have been reading Grisham for years as well and wish I could be a lawyer like him and write books . It is a brutal profession being a litigator and as I hit 50 next month it is has taken it ‘s toll.
    quite a toll.

  99. More details about tomorrow’s Univision expose of Operation Fast & Furious.

    By: Moe Lane (Diary) | September 29th at 05:03 PM | 29

    I’ve looked at that second paragraph three times and I don’t know which is the worst revelation. That the Obama administration enabled the murder of innocent children? That it indirectly participated in a targeted assassination of the family of a Mexican law enforcement official? That it’s going to be pointed out that the Obama administration was in full Ugly American mode when it came to the Mexican government? Or that our actions emboldened Mexican narco-terrorists to continue their destabilization campaign against our southern neighbor? Any one of those would be a scandal; taken collectively, and you have to wonder just how many more people have to die before Barack Obama and Eric Holder will take any kind of accountability for their actions.
    ——————————-

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59VgPiNkWGk&feature=related

  100. jbjd • 2 hours ago−+
    Flag as inappropriateOMG, I just listened to the whole speech on YouTube. Mr. Caddell said, ‘The press should be demanding to know why Valerie Jarrett, a WH staffer, merits full-time secret service protection, even on vacation, at a cost of millions of
    dollars, while Ambassador Stevens was left on his own.’

    He said, everyone knows Tom Donilon is the WH leaker. He said, Congress (Intelligence Committee) should subpoena him to testify under oath. ‘Did you leak WH secrets?’ He said, ‘Let the WH claim executive privilege, on a question of ‘did you leak.”

    He said, This administration has looted the Treasury. 80% of stimulus money went to bundlers and contributors. The press won’t say anything because they got some of the money; and the R’s won’t make a stink because they are hoping to do the same if they get into office.

    The whole thing was priceless. Incredible.

    Thank you for the lead, AF.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?f

  101. MoonOnPluto has been writing about this regularly:

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/27/drop-in-ohio-voter-registration-especially-in-dem-strongholds-mirrors/#ixzz27tZoRHVH

    “Don’t boo, vote,” President Obama often says in his stump speech whenever crowds boo a Romney plan.

    The off-hand call to vote may be by design. It comes amid a precipitous decline in Democratic voter registration in key swing states — nowhere more apparent than in Ohio.

    Voter registration in the Buckeye State is down by 490,000 people from four years ago. Of that reduction, 44 percent is in Cleveland and surrounding Cuyahoga County, where Democrats outnumber Republicans more than two to one.

    “I think what we’re seeing is a lot of spin and hype on the part of the Obama campaign to try to make it appear that they’re going to cruise to victory in Ohio,” Cuyahoga County Republican Chairman Rob Frost said. “It’s not just Cuyahoga County. Nearly 350,000 of those voters are the decrease in the rolls in the three largest counties, Cuyahoga, Hamilton and Franklin.”

    Frost points out that those three counties all contain urban centers, where the largest Democrat vote traditionally has been.

    Ohio is not alone. An August study by the left-leaning think tank Third Way showed that the Democratic voter registration decline in eight key swing states outnumbered the Republican decline by a 10-to-one ratio. In Florida, Democratic registration is down 4.9 percent, in Iowa down 9.5 percent. And in New Hampshire, it’s down down 19.7 percent.

  102. Gov Moonbeam signs SB1234 forcing govt run pension plans on businesses, employees. CA officially moves from biz unfriendly to openly hostile. Goodbye Companies, they will be moving faster than a dam that has burst.

  103. FINALLY! U.S. House blocks $450 million blood money transfer to Egypt
    The Obama Regime’s plan to transfer $450 million in cash to Egypt hit a roadblock Friday as a top House committee chairwoman blocked the move.
    http://www.barenakedislam.com/2012/09/29/finally-u-s-house-blocks-450-million-blood-money-transfer-to-egypt/

    I don’t know what Hillary’s response to this actually was. It looks like she is being made the scapegoat again, since I doubt that Hillary is really eager to support an Islamic regime such as Morsi’s.

    If she is willing to transfer U.S. money to Egypt, then I guess I’m wrong. And so is she!

  104. they are still at it……look at this columbus dispatch poll.

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/09/30/1-dispatch-poll-shows-obama-in-lead.html

    Has Bambi up by 9……….

    Sample…. Dem 43%, Gop 34%, Ind 19%……a +9 dem poll, it was’nt even that in 2008, which 37% Dem, Gop 32%, Ohio in 2010 was 39% GOP, 38% Dem…….and they think 2012 will be 43% Dem…..what a bunch of asses.

    and the caveat that Ohio has lost over 400,000 dems in the last 4 years seems to be lost on these pollsters and independents in Ohio up by 500,000 but they are still sticking to the 2008 models.

    its all manufactured.

  105. Our apologies for the recent outages. A little expanation is due and here it is: The increase in traffic lately forced us to do so software updates to try to clean up code and remove blocks that slowed down access.

    While we were doing those software updates and prunings we decided to provide the comments section with the capability of commenters posting videos directly. That has somewhat worked but the additional code has proven unworkable because it blocks comments for some reason. We’ve removed that software in order to restore the comment section stability.

    Again apologies – which again prove the old adage: “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.”

  106. Phew all the way around. Thanks for putting in the hard work. Seems BO might also be concerned about low Dem turnout.

    Mother Bethel Joins Nationwide “Let My People VOTE” Voter Registration & Education Movement | PRLog
    It’s a part of a nationwide campaign called “Let My People VOTE” led by African American and Latino congregations aimed at registering voters and combating voter suppression.

    In a bold and risky move, Mother Bethel AME Church cancels its 11 AM service for the purpose of attending other churches in the Philly region, and starting a movement to register voters from their city to PA’s famed Main Line to Lancaster. http://www.prlog.org/11982867-mother-bethel-joins-nationwide-let-my-people-vote-voter-registration-education-movement.html

    Most alarming to me is Latino churches are expected to join them.
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    The better news picks up on discussion of Tom Smith US Senate hopeful (R-PA). His TV adverts are not shy. Yet they are polite. TomSmithForSenate dot com

    Seems Ryan gave Wallace what for and vice versa. Chris Christie politico article says Thursday morning its gonna be a whole different ball of wax.

  107. Maybe if this comes off as advertised, Latinos won’t be so willing to join the AME churches campaign:
    A special report to be broadcast on Univision tonight will likely put the Fast and Furious scandal back on the front pages. Univision will reportedly air “the holy grail” that Congress had been searching for.There is some more at gateway.

  108. DSCC FORCED TO POUR $410K INTO MAINE SENATE RACE

    The Democratic Party is getting more and more concerned about the prospects for Angus King in Maine. What once was looked at as an easy win has gradually become a horse race, and now the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has poured $410,000 into the race. Breitbart News has been at the forefront of vetting King.
    The race has narrowed significantly since June; what was once a 27-28 point lead for King over Republican Charlie Summers has shrunk to between 8-12 points. In a stunning display of cynicism, the Democratic Party refuses to support their own candidate, Cynthia Dill, and is backing King, a supposed independent, to the hilt, because he is more sure to win and is expected to caucus with Democrats. They are worried that if they support Dill she will siphon votes away from King.
    NRSC executive director Rob Jesmer has been trying to enlighten the Maine voters as to the methods of the Democrats, alluding to Maine Democratic Party chairman Ben Grant’s column in the Portland Press Herald on Friday that King’s party allegiance couldn’t be trusted:
    “It’s remarkable to see national Democrats now spending money in a state where they refuse to even endorse their own nominee. Now that they are spending almost a half-million dollars in Maine, the DSCC should make clear who they are supporting — the Democratic nominee or the candidate that the State Democratic Party Chairman said today cannot be trusted.”

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    The Dem vote is splitting 2 ways and the republican is climbing up the middle.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/30/DSCC-forced-to-pour-410k-into-Maine

  109. Romney is going for the jugular on Wed night……..

    ROMNEY, REPUBLICANS UNLEASH ‘JOE WILSON’ STRATEGY: ‘YOU LIE!

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/30/Romney-Republicans-Unleash-Joe-Wilson-Strategy-You-Lie

    Mitt Romney’s strategy for Wednesday’s debate is clear: he will hold President Barack Obama accountable for his numerous lies–especially on Libya and the national debt–in a way that the mainstream media has failed to do. Republicans are uniting around their nominee’s new theme, with New Jersey governor Chris Christie and former Romney rival Newt Gingrich each taking to the Sunday shows to drive home the accusation.
    Christie told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week:
    Obama ad: …[Romney] doubled down on the same trickle-down policies that led to the crisis in the first place.
    Stephanopoulos: If you were on the stage Wednesday night, how would you respond to that.
    Christie: Stop lying, Mr. President.
    Stephanopoulos: Lying?
    Christie: Yeah, that’s what I’d say.
    Stephanopoulos: What’s the lie there?
    Christie: Governor Romney’s not talking about tax cuts for the wealthy. In fact, what he said is that the wealthy will pay just as much under a Romney administration as they pay today.
    Stephanopoulos: But their tax rate will go down into the 20s.
    Christie: Right, their tax rate will go down, but they will lose deductions and other loopholes that will have them paying the same. That’s what Governor Romney’s plan is. And so what I’d say is–you know, I love those ads. I mean, you know, the president gets to say things like: “A million new manufacturing jobs.” Well, how, Mr. President? We’re still waiting. “Four trillion dollar reduction in the debt.” Really, Mr. President? How? Simpson-Bowles? You haven’t endorsed your own plan. Nor has he come forward with a plan….
    Likewise, Gingrich told Bob Schieffer on CBS Sunday Morning:
    Bob, what struck me–and I have known the Director of National Intelligence for years, he’s a bright man, he’s a competent man–this administration in effect is now saying to us, “Oh, don’t blame the United Nations ambassador. Don’t blame the White House spokesman. Don’t blame the President, because our intelligence system failed so decisively.” Now, I don’t know which worries me more, the idea that the intelligence system took weeks to figure out the obvious–although we are told that in fact they had information the day before the attack, because the video that went out from Al Qaeda asking that the ambassador, [that] somebody be killed on 9/11, was a day earlier–so I don’t know whether I feel more comfortable knowing that the administration was incompetent and lied to us, or I feel more comfortable knowing that the intelligence community was totally out of touch. My hunch is the intelligence community was not out of touch. The ambassador’s own diary, apparently, indicates that he was worried about being targeted for death. You have to ask yourself–surely, the Congress should be holding hearings right now–how could an ambassador be in Benghazi, the hotbed of anti-American sentiment in Libya, how could he be there on 9/11 with no security? This entire incident makes no sense. And yes, I think Romney should be demanding that the President tell the American people the truth.
    Romney himself indicated two weeks ago that Obama’s tendency to spin the facts was a central concern of his leading up to the debates:
    I think the challenge that I’ll have in the debate is that the president tends to, how shall I say it, to say things that aren’t true. I’ve looked at prior debates. And in that kind of case, it’s difficult to say, “Well, am I going to spend my time correcting things that aren’t quite accurate? Or am I going to spend my time talking about the things I want to talk about?”
    The charge of lying is a weighty one–and one that Republicans have felt nervous about ever since the controversy that greeted Rep. Joe Wilson’s famous “You lie!” outburst during President Obama’s address to a join session of Congress to push health reform in 2009 (though Wilson was correct).
    What has emboldened them–in addition to the need to make a strong case in the closing weeks of the election–is the brazen nature of Obama’s deception about the Libya attacks, which he claimed were motivated by an anti-Islamic video but which were in fact a premeditated terrorist attack, as the administration now admits.
    The Obama campaign has plenty of time to prepare for attack, but whether any of its defenses and countermeasures will succeed is an open question. Obama has not performed well when confronted with facts, as he was during a recent appearance on Univision. Most likely he will counter with attacks on Romney rather than defenses of his own statements. Whether that succeeds will be up to voters to decide.

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    I can’t wait for the debate, if Romney lays into him, Obama will shrivel up into a corner, he won’t know what to do.

  110. You might want to hold on with new comments because now that the coding has been fixed Staff has a new article ready. You might also consider reposting the latest comments in the new thread.

    Again apologies to all.

  111. Tim, it’s more than gremlins. The attacks have been “fast and furious” but we’re fighting back as best we can. Some of the new software upgrades should block the attacks which we are sure are coming (and continuing from the most recent ones) the closer we get to the debates.

    The Obamatronics do not want anyone saying anything nice about Romney or anything “mean” about Obama after the debates. We had to take the steps we did so that we will be fully protected once debate season starts.

  112. Some people are noticing that a lot of Dem voters seem to be, well, gone. It’s almost as if a major Left ‘community activist’ group with an infamous reputation for voter registration fraud had gone out business between ’08 and now. Go Figure.

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