Dude, Where’s My TelePrompTer? – Tales From The 14.7% In Gangsta Paradise

The magic September unemployment numbers are out and they are out of this world. The son of Mario Cuomo, Chris, not Andrew the current governor of New York, doesn’t believe this magic rubbish. Cuomo wrote: that is a bogus #... help spin cycle, but that’s all. U-6 is real read. North of 10%, adjusted for participation rate in ’08.”

Very liberal economist Dean Baker shouts “fluke”. Not Sandra Fluke, a real fluke: The jump in employment reported in September was almost certainly a statistical fluke.”

Let’s all hope that everyone believes these bogus fluke numbers and the millions of unemployed who are so desperate they are no longer looking for jobs and therefore not counted in the unemployment statistics run to get jobs and thereby show up in the unemployment statistics. The result would be a jump in the unemployment rate to 14.7% on the Friday before the election (unless Obama tampers with the numbers).

That formerly strong Obama supporter and Tim Russert enabler Jack Welch has another explanation for the magical numbers:

“JACK WELCH: Obama Is Manipulating The Jobs Numbers Because His Debate Performance Was Awful

Unbelievable job numbers..these Chicago guys will do anything..can’t debate so change numbers

Joe Scarborough said today “These numbers don’t make any sense“. The “numbers don’t add up”. Java Joe is right for once.

The new unemployment numbers don’t make any sense, but is Jack Welch right that this is an Obama thug operation and the numbers have been tampered with to help Obama get reelected?

There is motive and opportunity to tamper with the numbers. After the Denver Debate disaster these are desperate times that call for desperate measures from Obama Hopium Guzzlers and pimps.

There is no question that the Hopium Guzzlers, especially those in Big Media are in shock as Romney stomped on their delusions Wednesday night. It’s always a shock to have delusions shattered and as Jay Cost wrights, er.. writes, it is a delusion to think Obama is a good debater:

“Meanwhile, Obama is not a good debater. Any non-loyalist who has watched him closely over the years knows this. He struggled in the pre-primary debates of 2007 to distinguish himself in the multi-candidate field. It was, instead, his fundraising capacity, his ability to give a great scripted speech, and his one-on-one appeal that broke him through in Iowa in late 2007. In head-to-head debates against Hillary Clinton, his responses were regularly unfocused and his demeanor often prickly – i.e. exactly what we saw on Wednesday night.”

Deprived of a TelePromTer, what was Obama to do but boob it up? In the aftermath of the shattered delusions Denver debate disaster the only thing left for Obama and the Hopium Guzzlers is thuggery:

“With its candidate having been swamped in the debate by an aggressive and articulate Gov. Mitt Romney, the Obama campaign is switching fully into attack mode, moving beyond earlier assaults on Romney’s business record and wealth toward a new drive to destroy his character. [snip]

The campaign, Obama aides made clear, would henceforth be conducted exclusively Chicago style.



Obama henchmen called Romney a felon and implicated him in the death of a woman so what DailyKookery is left to smear Romney? Why “cheater” of course.

The latest from the land of Obama kookery is that Romney cheated. They have produced a video: Hankygate. The claim is that Romney smuggled in notes to the debate even though to all appearances and logic it was a hanky. A hanky Romney used to wipe his nose repeatedly after he wiped the smirk off Obama’s fugly face.

It’s an interesting theory and even if the kookery was in any way true it is a a bit like accusing a professional pianist of cheating by looking at a music score. Clearly Romney knew what he was talking about and his exchanges with Obama did not come from a piece of paper. But in desperate times the Chicago Way includes yells of “cheater”. This coming from the gang that cheats is mint but that is what they are down to.

These DailyKooks and Obama Hopium Guzzlers just cannot admit that they worship a boob. It’s like what happened to the professors of Marxism/Leninism after the Berlin Wall fell. They realized that the all along they had been priests in a cult that worshiped Mr. Potato Head. The DailyKooks are worshiping a Mr. Potato Head and as Potato Head gets peeled they are going even nuttier than usual.

Face it DailyKooks – Barack Obama is Mr. Potato Head.

Hillary Clinton supporters know Mr. Potato Head well. As Jay Cost wrote and the lucid remember and admit, Hillary Clinton destroyed Barack Obama in the debates during 2007/2008. But after the debates Barack Obama would say all the things that he did not say during the debate, the things his Big Media puppet masters wrote and minions instructed him to say, even though he did not have the wits or cojones to say when it mattered – during, not after the debate. [It’s called esprit de l’escalier.]

Rush Limbaugh noticed Barack doing the same thing after Mitt Romney slapped the smirk off Obama’s fugly face:

RUSH: Obama’s Throwing The Punches Today That He Pulled Last Night. Isn’t That What Cowards Do?



So is it possible that Barack Obama, a treacherous coward and all around boob, would screw around with the economic data in order to benefit himself?

Was it possible that after breaking his promise to must win Latinos to pass comprehensive immigration reform in the first year that Barack Obama would flagrantly break the law and by executive diktat order a new law into being by simply ordering immigration enforcement agencies to not follow the law but instead give work permits and not prosecute “dreamers”? Obama broke the law in this instance without hesitation.

Was it possible that Barack Obama would violate his oath of office to faithfully execute the laws of the United States by telling corporations to flagrantly violate the WARN Act and that instead of legal sanctions Obama would provide legal cover and pay legal expenses of these corporations with taxpayer dollars? Obama broke the law in this instance without hesitation.

So is it possible that this treacherous coward and all around boob would screw around with the economic data in order to benefit himself? You betcha!

Barack Obama and his pimps will try to smear Mitt Romney. But after his subperb Denver debate performance Mitt Romney is on the move up. The poll numbers are moving in state after state. Mitt Romney is not letting Obama distract him from speaking the truth



Numbers don’t lie, but Barack Obama and his pimps do:

This is not what a real recovery looks like,” Mr. Romney said in a statement, pointing to what he said was a downward trend of job-creation. “We created fewer jobs in September than in August, and fewer jobs in August than in July, and we’ve lost over 600,000 manufacturing jobs since President Obama took office.” [snip]

“If not for all the people who have simply dropped out of the labor force, the real unemployment rate would be closer to 11 percent,” Mr. Romney said in his statement. “The results of President Obama’s failed policies are staggering — 23 million Americans struggling for work, nearly one in six living in poverty, and 47 million people dependent on food stamps to feed themselves and their families. The choice in this election is clear. Under President Obama, we’ll get another four years like the last four years. If I’m elected, we will have a real recovery with pro-growth policies that will create 12 million new jobs and rising incomes for everyone.”

Obama will soon enough found out just how hard it is out there for a pimp.



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347 thoughts on “Dude, Where’s My TelePrompTer? – Tales From The 14.7% In Gangsta Paradise

  1. So The BLS expects us to believe after 43 straight months of no growth and unemployment over 8%, that suddenly the economy had its best month in 29 years adding over 873,000 jobs even better than the Clinton years…………

    Complete and utter bull.

    Growth would have to be over 9% to do so, growth is only at 1.3%

    NO ONE BELIEVES THIS.

  2. I am just smiling and thinking of who is the poor bastard that has to hand Mooch, VJ and Bambi that NY cover.

  3. moon

    oh my achin’ azz, that new yorker cover is sweet! this will have the upper-west siders in a total frenzy. gotta get me a copy.

  4. neeta

    i only get the script error when i first log on the H44 site. i hit it about 6 times and then it is gone.

  5. Obama is a PUNK…in the true sense of the word…he went through a 90 minute debate and did not even have the courage to look Romney in the eye…he looked down through most of the debate and then glared the rest…and when he spoke he verbally declared that he and MR agreed on a number of issues…

    THEN…the very next day with his trusty teleprompter close by he goes to a rally of friendly supporters and cultists and talks like a big tuff guy…all of a sudden he starts calling Romney out…what a freaking joke he is…

    …this guy is a much more dangerous…dangerous…than even we first suspected…we really cannot survive four more years of him…

  6. The unemployment numbers make sense if people realize they are of course manipulated in 2 ways, we’re seen the first way already, more and more people are dropping out and giving up.
    The second way is that the BLS is counting those that find part time work in their “employment” numbers. Employers are doing this only because its too expensive and too uncertain to take on a permanent employees, and this is what happened in this instance.
    coincidence? I don’t think so.

    ZeroHedge did a pretty good job explaining:
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-10-05/reason-todays-unemployment-rate-plunge-part-time-jobs-economic-reasons-surge-most-qe

    Just as the part timers were added, they will be let go just as fast when they cannot be kept on anymore. What is strange, or I guess not really, normally in the unemployment % they count what is know as the establishment employers numbers, not household numbers (where they just call up people), in this case they put the emphasis on the household numbers, which tend to be more easily manipulated as they are so much more flexible.

  7. This is an instant Big Pink Admin classic:

    DailyKooks are worshiping a Mr. Potato Head and as Potato Head gets peeled they are going even nuttier than usual.

  8. Noonan: Romney Deflates the President

    The impact of the first debate is going to be bigger than we know. It’s going to affect thinking more than we know, and it’s going to start showing up in the polls, including in the battlegrounds, more dramatically than we guess.

    It wasn’t just Mitt Romney’s strong performance. It was President Obama’s amazingly weak one. He’s never been punctured before. But by debate’s end Wednesday night, if you opened the window this is what you could hear: Ssssssss. The soft hiss of air departing from a balloon.

    Read more at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444223104578036902059331748.html

  9. alcina
    October 5th, 2012 at 6:34 pm
    neeta

    i only get the script error when i first log on the H44 site. i hit it about 6 times and then it is gone.

    ___________________________________________________
    Same here

  10. Still pissed over this. It was predictable yet I didn’t see it coming. Mitt is gaining some traction but lets not pretend that these fake numbers don’t help Obama. Next debate will be all about the so called recovery with an audience of Obots. Romney needs to
    start running ads of the last debate to get the attention back on the empty chair.

  11. It is pretty pathetic that he was shouting at his audience today, the passive aggressive nincompoop. It is pathetic that he could not confidently point in the debate to any policy, anything that he has done that would help the economy, he could not defend his record, and then his thugs manipulate the numbers and bingo, we have 7.8% unemployment. I hope the majority, the smart power in the country see the hoodwinking and the incompetence. I feel ashamed of these people.

  12. Hm. canada’s economy is booming, I wonder why? Hmm, PM Steven Harper, might have something to do with that.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505245_162-57526861/canadian-economy-adds-52100-jobs-in-september/

    “TORONTO — Canada’s economy turned in one of the strongest job creation months of the year in September, adding an eye-popping 52,100 new jobs, Statistics Canada said Friday.

    The gain was the third biggest of the year and surprised the experts, which had expected a 10,000 pickup.

    The economy has added an average of 21,600 jobs per month in the past six months. September saw 44,100 new full-time jobs and 8,000 part-time jobs. Last month’s increase brought year-over-year job creation to 175,000.

    The Canadian dollar jumped more than half a cent on the news to 102.62 U.S. cents

    September’s report was even stronger than August’s 34,000 jobs increase, which were all part-time.

    Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s office issued a statement saying he was “encouraged” by the latest Canadian gains, noting that they bring to 820,000 the number of new jobs added since July 2009. Flaherty said it was the best job creation record among Canada’s fellow G-7 nations.

    However, Statistics Canada said the jobless rate rose one-tenth of a point to 7.4 percent because more Canadians pounded the pavement last month, with 72,600 more people joining the labor force.
    Cont…”

    Notice that the unemployment went up because more people are entering the workforce for full time jobs, revenues to the Canadian Treasury going up. That’s real growth, that is really moving “forward” for their citizens.

  13. Do they have a stash of numbers referring to people who have given up on looking for a job, and Obama minions add these numbers when they want to bring the percent down — kind of like, we leave out 100,000 this month from the total labor force and another 150,000 next month and so on?

  14. I went back and looked more into the numbers, 350K+ dropped out of the labor force. I find this stunning, every month, the number is hovering over 300K. And not all are retirees.

  15. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-10-05/us-foodstamp-usage-rises-new-record-high

    “While the 0.4% perfectly unmanipulated and totally coincidental swing in the unemployment rate in an Obama favorable direction one month before the election came at a prime time moment for the market, one hour ahead of the open, setting the market mood for the rest of the day (which despite all best efforts still closed red, valiant efforts by Simon Potter and the FRBNY’s direct pipe to Citadel notwithstanding), there was one other, far more important data point released by the government’s department of agriculture, sufficiently late after the market close to impact no risk assets. That data point of course was foodstamps (or the government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, aka SNAP), and we are confident that no readers will be surprised to learn that foodstamp usage for both persons and households, has jumped to a new all time record…. Finally, and putting it all into perspective, since December 2007, or the start of the Great Depression ver 2.0, the number of jobs lost is 4.5 million, while those added to foodstamps and disability rolls, has increased by a unprecedented 21 million.

    Cont…”

  16. you guys have seen this? Dumbkooks called Romney’s hanky a cheat sheet, ROFL..

    Take a look at the one animated pic where Romney is actually using his hanky. I can’t stop laughing looking at it. It makes sense for Romney to throw the hanky on the lectern — imagine him reaching in his pocket for his hanky every time he wants to use it. That will not look good on camera. Smart man. He should be our president.

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/romney-cheat-sheet-was-a-handkerchief-campaign

  17. tim
    October 5th, 2012 at 8:32 pm
    neetabug, do you get that script error using firefox?
    ______________________________________________________

    Yes

  18. BTW, on our local radio this morning, a politico reporter said the job numbers/unemployment could not be real.

  19. Greta had a panel that unanimously declared Obama’s lucl with the unemployment numbers. Why didn’t they say how the number is arrived at? I didn’t hear it.

  20. pm317
    October 5th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Have you noticed its more and more obots lately that come on her show. the idiots obviously think people are stupid and believe these numbers.

  21. If Romney needed a cheat sheet, he certainly didn’t have time to use it.

    Obama looked lost at sea, and definitely needed a cheat sheet or a micro ear bud with instructions.

  22. Wed.: Mitt cleans Oturd’s clock in the debate

    Thur.: Some poor shmucks at BLS (Bullshit Lies and Scams) has to pull an all nighter to do something/anything to produce a Friday report that will distract from the fact that Obama is a terrible debater, terrible candidate, and a terrible president. Oh yeah, and a horrible human being

    Fri.: Voila! October Surprise miracle numbers. Nothing so vast as to “arouse suspicion”, but yeah, even 7.8% arouses LOTS of suspicion.

  23. http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/man-tells-obama-business-terrible-you-got-here_653769.html

    An Ohio man at the market told President Obama that business has been “Terrible since you got here,” according to the White House pool report. Via the pool report:

    Potus stopped to meet people waiting for him, where he did the requisite hand-shaking, high-fiving and the rare baby-holding before going on to chat with proprietors at Turczyk’s Meats and the adjoining Larry Vilstein’s, Christopher Bakery and Edward Badbuster & Son. He then asked the proprietor at Rolston Poultry how business was going. “Terrible since you got here,” the man said. Pool could not get close enough to the Rolston Poultry man to get his name or political affiliation. Potus didn’t appear amused by the sentiment.

  24. LOL. I probably would have said the same thing had OTurd come into my former business. LOL!

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/man-tells-obama-business-terrible-you-got-here_653769.html

    ” Potus stopped to meet people waiting for him, where he did the requisite hand-shaking, high-fiving and the rare baby-holding before going on to chat with proprietors at Turczyk’s Meats and the adjoining Larry Vilstein’s, Christopher Bakery and Edward Badbuster & Son. He then asked the proprietor at Rolston Poultry how business was going. “Terrible since you got here,” the man said. Pool could not get close enough to the Rolston Poultry man to get his name or political affiliation. Potus didn’t appear amused by the sentiment.

  25. always knew hunstman was an opportunistic idiot. he just endorsed mia love’s dem opponent.

    ————————-
    Huntsman is toxic waste

  26. always knew hunstman was an opportunistic idiot. he just endorsed mia love’s dem opponent.

    ————————-
    Huntsman is toxic waste

  27. So what is Romneys next move? The unemployment numbers, real or not, are out.
    The polls seem tightening, but how does he pull ahead? Is this going to really come down to those 4-5% undecided on election day?

  28. Still pissed over this. It was predictable yet I didn’t see it coming. Mitt is gaining some traction but lets not pretend that these fake numbers don’t help Obama. Next debate will be all about the so called recovery with an audience of Obots. Romney needs to
    start running ads of the last debate to get the attention back on the empty chair
    ——————–
    Don’t feel bad. Nobody saw it coming. Certainly not the 25 top economists who put the rate at between 8.1 and 8.2.

    Treat it like an anti-trust case. If you look like a monopoly in a given market, expand the definition of the market and viola you don’t look so bad anymore. Instead of talking about 7.8 % based on partisan criteria, talk about 11% which includes the long term unemployed. Then put the monkey on the back of the Obama BLS and aske him why he believes we should not count the long term unemployed. Also ask him whether his BLS has maintained the same labor standards or has wilfully changed them to make him look better. Lots of ways to attack this phony figure.

  29. Video at RCP:

    “I’m sorry, he sucked. He looked tired. He had trouble getting his answers out. It looked like he took my million and spent it all on weed,” HBO’s Bill Maher said on Friday’s broadcast of “Real Time.”

    “No really, I haven’t seen a black man look that disinterested and annoyed since I dragged Chris Rock to that Beach Boys concert,” Maher also joked.

    In February, Maher donated $1 million to the Obama-backed Super PAC Priorities USA.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/10/05/maher_rips_obamas_debate_performance_looked_like_he_took_my_million_and_spent_it_all_on_weed.html

  30. Here is a line of argument which would defuse the 7.8% unemployment rate. Assume for the moment that the number is real. What is the most likely cause for this late third quarter surge. Fulltime unemployed people (FTE’s our industrial engineers used to call them) have given up looking for full time jobs which the economy is no longer creating, therefore they have taken seasonal parttime jobs as a fraction of their prior pay. Not enough to feed themselves and their families.

    In that case, the rebuttal argument to Messiah Obama is this:

    DON’T FLATTER YOURSELF

    DON’T TRY TO BAMBOOZLE US

    THE BLIGHTED ECONOMY PERSISTS.

    THE JOBS ADDED IN SEPTEMBER ARE LOW PAYING.

    THE JOBS ADDED IN SEPTEMEBER ARE PARTTIME.

    THE JOBS ADDED IN SEPTEMEBER ARE TEMPORARY.

    THEY WILL BE GONE IN JANUARY–AND YOU KNOW IT!

    THIS IS NOT THE BEGINNING OF A RECOVERY.

    THIS IS A RACE TO THE BOTTOM.

    AND YOU SIR ARE RESONSIBLE.

  31. And therin lies the answere.

    They are gearing up for Chirstmas (we are seeing the ads for people at Macy’s and elsewhere)

    They are gearing up for the election (seeing ads for this also)

    Both temporary part time and will end by Janurary.

    Yes, people long term unemployed are taking anything. There is no real growth of this economy. The business comunity is still a mess.

  32. PM317
    Goog point, he did nothing. He does not understand economics, and the experts he hired don’t etiher.

    So we should reward them with a second term.

  33. I can only imagine how the great Charles Laughton would destroy Messiah Obama with that script, towit:

    DON’T FLATTER YOURSELF (sad, intimate tone)

    DON’T TRY TO BAMBOOZLE US (sad, intimate tone)

    THE BLIGHTED ECONOMY PERSISTS. (dark cloud comes over his face, shakes head)

    THE JOBS ADDED IN SEPTEMBER ARE LOW PAYING. (quickly and dispassionately)

    THE JOBS ADDED IN SEPTEMEBER ARE PARTTIME. (quickly and dispassionately)

    THE JOBS ADDED IN SEPTEMEBER ARE TEMPORARY. (quickly and dispassionately)

    THEY WILL BE GONE IN JANUARY–AND YOU KNOW IT! (stern)

    THIS IS NOT THE BEGINNING OF A RECOVERY. (laughing an rolling eyes)

    THIS IS A RACE TO THE BOTTOM FOR THE AMERICAN WORKER!!! (fortissimo)

    AND YOU SIR ARE RESONSIBLE. (points and says J’Accuse)

    At which point, Messiah Obama would take refuge under the empty chair and wait for the bell or MSM to save him.

  34. The Books Weren’t Cooked. Obama’s Recovery Is Just Crap.

    By: Erick Erickson (Diary) | October 5th, 2012 at 02:43 PM | 97

    RESIZE: AAA

    I don’t think it is healthy for conservatives to scream that both the polls and the jobs report are cooked. I think we can agree there may be statistical errors in both, but I think Phil Klein has the best take on why the jobs number may not be terribly off, but why it is not a good thing. And I think instead of screaming conspiracy, we should explain what is going on and how bad it is.

    As Phil notes, the reason for the drop in unemployment is not that people have suddenly gone out and found a bunch of new full time jobs. It’s that part time workers have given up looking for full time work and are now considering their part time jobs to be full time.

    a more detailed look at these numbers shows that 572,000 — or about 67 percent — of the reported job gains that contributed to the reduction in the unemployment rate came from workers who had to settle for part time work. BLS explains that, “The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons (sometimes referred to as involuntary part-time workers) rose from 8.0 million in August to 8.6 million in September. These individuals were working part time because their hours had been cut back or because they were unable to find a full-time job.”

    In other words, Barack Obama has failed again to make eye contact with the problem and now his administration is trying to spin these numbers as good instead of actually looking at the jobs people are suddenly considering full time.

    Flipping burgers at McDonalds on a part time basis has suddenly become a job Barack Obama wants to brag about as a full time success story.

    There’s the issue. It’s not a conspiracy. It’s crap.

  35. pm317
    October 6th, 2012 at 12:17 am
    Woodward is back on Hannity.. his book must not be doing well.
    ————————————
    I may have told you the story about him before–if so stop me. A friend of mine and his family owned what was widely regared as the best small town newspaper in the country. They owned it for a hundred years and finally sold it. His father was President of the Newspaper Publishers Association and counted Ben Bradley of WashPo as one of his friends. During the Watergate mess, Ben confided in the father of my friend that he distrusted both Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein–and it sounded like this was a deeply held conviction. He thought they were fast and loose in their investigation, and damned near fired them because of it. He insisted that everything they did be independently corroborated. I stayed at the Hay Adams in Washington, and from my veranda I saw the late CIA Director Bill Casey and his date Ann Armstrong from Texas (class act)–fixtures in the Reagan Administration, step into a limo, and was duly impressed. When Bill was dying, Woodward was there recording all his dying declarations for a book. When I learned of Bradley’s misgivings about Woodward, I wondered why Casey ever agreed to confide his final thoughts to someone like him. Go figure.

  36. Ann is probably in her 90s by now. She owns a huge ranch in Texas. As a matter of fact, when Dick Cheney shot his hunting partner in the face during a hunting trip, that excursion took place on Ann’s land. Ann reminded me of Bess Myerson who was Miss America in the late 1940’s and a fixture in New York Society.

  37. It is a handkerchief, dammit, LOL

    ———
    Oh no, he’s wiping his nose with his folded cheat-sheet! 😉

  38. Forced by time constraints to be clear and concise in his statements, he was both. Here we must stop and note: The way Mr. Romney spoke in the debate was the real Romney. The faux-flowery “prairie fire of debt” one we hear on the stump is the not-real Romney. He flowers himself up on the stump because he thinks it makes him sound better. It doesn’t. The real Romney is the one who can communicate. He’s straight and direct and not fancy, forgivably jargony, but worried about America and sincere. That’s the Romney who showed up for the debate. Stay that guy!

    ***
    All the books being written about the 2012 race will tell us the background and circumstances of Mr. Obama’s surprising and deeply unimpressive performance. For now what can be said is this is how journalists described it in real time: passive, listless, effete, detached, flaccid, dull-brained, disengaged, professorial.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444223104578036902059331748.html?mod=hp_opinion

  39. Oh Media seems pissed at Obama. I’ve noticed the media Obots seem to be pissed at their master, told ya, idols fall far when the great unwashed realize they have been had……..

    Brit Hume : Has it occurred to anyone that one reason the President had a rocky debate is not that he performed poorly, but that he has a weak case?

  40. So Mr Obama, is this not inflaming the islamics too then…..not that many will watch it, if you are sticking it on National Geographic.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2213340/Osama-bin-Laden-Harvey-Weinstein-film-dramatizing-death-air-presidential-election.html

    film dramatizing the death of Osama bin Laden is set to debut next month two days before the U.S. presidential election.

    The movie produced by the production company of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein will air on November 4 before President Barack Obama faces Republican challenger Mitt Romney at the polls just two days later.

    Weinstein is a prominent fundraiser for Obama’s re-election campaign, which has touted bin Laden’s death as an example of the president’s leadership.

    Before polls: The film dramatizing Osama bin Laden’s death will air two days before President Obama faces Republican challenger Mitt Romney at the polls (pictured together at the presidential debate on Wednesday)

    The timing of the film’s broadcast prompted suggestions that it was deliberately intended to show the president in a good light two days before the polls.

    Seal Team Six: The Raid On Osama bin Laden from The Weinstein Co. and Voltage Pictures will air on the National Geographic Channel.

    ………………..

    ha ha national geographic, yeah that’ll pack them in the aisles, i thought Nat geographic was meant to be a fact based channel because you damn well know this one is gonna be fictionalized up to the hilt. Basically its so bad it went straight to TV and dvd then.

  41. Also this Bin Laden film is being shown on a NFL Sunday with family guy and others, yeah they will tune in on masses,lol, rating will be errrrrr. nowhere.

  42. Hmm, i would’nt have given her the light of day but looks like Oprah was actually impressed. Dig at O. “Ms Winfrey said she was taken with the Romney’s ‘strong family vibe'”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2213555/Meatloaf-mashed-potatoes–doggie-bag-Oprah-joins-Mitt-Ann-Romney-home-cooking-session.html

    Although Ms Winfrey has seen President Obama and his wife Michelle at the White House on several occasions, it was the first time she had met with Mr and Mrs Romney.

    And it seems that she was taken with the ‘strong family vibe’ created by the duo, adding that ‘cute little kids just seemed to keep coming out of every nook and corner’ during her visit.

    Won over: Ms Winfrey said she was taken with the Romney’s ‘strong family vibe’

    As well as Mr Romney revealing his favourite dishes, he also addressed a number of meatier topics.

    Asked at what point, did he know that he wanted to be president, he replied: ‘Not any time during my youth.’
    ‘As a little boy I wanted to be a policeman. And then as I got older and I saw my dad in the car business, an automobile executive.’

    But now aged 65, he remains determined to claim victory in the upcoming U.S. presidential election.

    He told Ms Winfrey: ‘It do believe I’m going to win.

    ‘I think in the debates we’ll be able to get down to, what do you believe in, how can we help the country? And I think when we do that, we’ll end up winning.’

    ………………

    Meanwhile Mrs Obama revealed that she often finds it difficult to discuss things with her husband, as he has so many other things on his mind.

    She told Ms Winfrey: ‘I’m stockpiling a list of issues that I’d like to discuss with him in 2016.’

    …………………………………………………

    why leave the divorce til then, you can do it in January.

  43. Probably receiving their marching orders from Valerie Jarrett herself on their new Romney-Is-A-Liar strategy.

  44. That Dinner table ad is i think its actually the best ad the whole entire election, it says volumes without a word, its simple, effective and everyone understands it. The pain of that family just hits you in the face and this hits men square in the jaw of feeling like crap for not being able to provide and women right in the heart of watching her families pain and her husbands anguish.

  45. MSNBC has just announced a new show to start this week –“Cooking with Hilda.”

    It will be hosted by Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, and will feature dishes prepared from the library of tricks.

    Each recipe however will take a while they find the 873,000 ingredients they need to bake into the cake and a dash of lying incredulity.

  46. “Can someone explain to me why it seems Issa is going after Hillary???”

    Because she is the SOS, and a US ambassador along with 3 other Americans hired by the State dept were murdered.

  47. Happened last night in Scranton.
    Scranton Voter Registration Bar Hop!
    Voter Registration Drive) Register voters while enjoying Downtown Scranton’s nightlife! Teams of volunteers are welcome to lead non-partisan registration drives at the following bars: The Bog, Backyard Alehouse, Farley’s, The Keys, POSH…and others! Happy hour and late night shifts are available. Meet at the OFA Office in Scranton – 216 Wyoming Avenue.
    https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/voterregistrationdrive/gpygwj

  48. Why have we failed to teach America’s kids about the horrors of communism?

    We have failed to teach the horrors of the Bolshevik Revolution specifically and of communism generally.

    Those horrors include over 100 million corpses generated by communist governments, starting with the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in 1917­that is, “St. Petersburg 1917.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/09/27/communism-on-parade-what-high-school-marches-to-marx-and-lenin/

  49. Rasmussen says the polling is showing a very healthy bounce for Romney.

    Today : Romney 49% Obama 47%, Romney up 2, Obama down 2.

    Romney is charging off with independents by 16%

  50. This one channels Big Pink’s recurring themes

    A Fantasy Election, an Imaginary Man by Andrew Klavan – City Journal
    Barack Obama has always been less real than dream—a media dream.
    5 October 2012
    big snip
    Governor Romney’s unprecedented dismantling of the president in their first debate—an encounter so one-sided it reminded me of the famous cartoon in which Godzilla meets Bambi, with predictable results—was surprising only for Romney’s warmth and clarity. Obama’s hapless fumbling, bad temper, and inarticulate inability to defend his record were actually thoroughly predictable. They were simply facets of the man as he truly is, unfiltered by the imagination of his media supporters: a man who has succeeded, really, at almost nothing but the winning of elections; a man who cannot distinguish between his ideology and life; a man who does not seem to know how the machinery of the world actually works.
    Fantasy is a powerful thing, but reality will out. Perhaps by Election Day, the public will have awakened from the media’s dream.
    Andrew Klavan is a novelist and a contributing editor of City Journal; his new thriller for young adults, If We Survive, will be published in November.
    http://www.city-journal.org/2012/eon1005ak.html

  51. If Romney continues to hold that sort of a lead in independents by 16%, Obama will lose by a hell of a lot.

  52. I heard Rasmussen say that the bump could be a lot and its showing up faster than usual in polling, normally rakes 3 days to a week, a 4 point swing in a day is a lot?

    Also heard online republican registration flew off the dial since thursday night and has not abated since.

    Seems Obama did a lot of damage.

  53. By the way have you noticed one other single pollster polling since the debate…..nada zip, they don’t want to. Not one single pro Obama poll has been done.

  54. moononpluto
    October 6th, 2012 at 9:59 am

    I know Rass has a 3 day rolling average, they poll likely voters everyday and then do 3 day averages, there’s is one of the most polled in very short intervals. Gallup has a 5 day polling average (not sure of the other polling outfits). So, it may be correct that the bump may be higher since its showing up so quickly, I sure hope that’s the case.

    LOL. I’ve noticed the same, not a peep from the other polls, maybe they’re trying to figure out how to way to bring barky on top, more dem samples, more women, nothing is beyond them at this point I guess.

  55. When you substitute low paying seasonal parttime jobs for good paying permanent fulltime jobs, that is not a recovery. It is a race to the bottom. Romney needs to get out in front of this statistical red herring. Otherwise, the final jobs report before the election will reflect a further drop in the unemployment rate due to the hiring of hundreds of thousands of seasonal workers–which will create a false impression of the dire state of the economy. The truth is we are in a long deep recession and unlike prior recessions the recovery has be anemic, yet every month hundreds of thosands of young people and foreigners thanks to the dream act enter the workforce with large student debts and discover to their chargrin a tragedy, i.e. sorry, not hiring. But MacDonalds is.

    The term “race to the bottom” has historical salience to me. I was the head of labor relations for a Fortune 300 Company. We had 10,000 Teamsters under contract. We also had thousands of independent contractors in outlying areas where there was insufficient shipment density to economically justify a union represented Teamster operation. Nevertheless, when we went to the national bargaining table the Teamsters would press us to expand their representation to those low revenue areas and operate at a loss. We had legal defenses for this, and our practical defense was we would be glad to do that provided your members in the union areas take a $4 per hour cut in wages. Then we can have equality. (Note: how similar this is to what Obama is doing on health care, to non-covered workers at our expense.)

    The Teamsters are smarter than most unions. Their top leadership understands that you cannot kill the goose that laid the golden egg. But they needed to create some drama in the negotiation to satisfy their members and cast the employer in a negative light to justify their own existence. So what that they did was hire an employee of the independent contractors who was paid much less than his union counterparts in other cities, but what the local market could bear, and have him go one a highly publicized hunger strike. They brought him into the negotiation (by then the hunger strike had ended and he was wolfing down Big Macks), and he walked up to the negotiation table–those national negotiations were always conducted in front of a large audience, emptied the change in his pockets, hurled it as us, and screamed you are creating a race to the bottom. He took his role a little to seriously, and the Teamster worried we would walk out so they escorted him out of the room and apologized.

    But from that day on, the words race to the bottom, which you hear sometimes from Public Citizen–Lori Walloch (class act) meant something. And now it is the perfect phrase to describe what Obama is doing to the American worker. To repeat, this is not a recovery, the number is materially misleading, when you substitute low paying temporary parttime jobs for high paying permanent full time jobs, with inflation on the horizon, then by any definition of the term, this is an Obama induced race to the bottom. Make no mistake about that.

  56. WAPO has an article ‘Does Obama really want to bepresident’.. I heard ACE is speculating along those lines. Nice try, Obama. When you’re going to lose, make it look like you didn’t want it anyway. I call that Pathetic! You cheated to get to where you are and it is showing.

  57. PM317…I’ve suspected that for a long time, that he was forced to run but in reality does not want it and doing whatever he can to screw it up.

  58. Have heard Rasmussen is currently using a D+6 to D+8 model because of difficulty finding GOP voters to respond………………if that is the case and Romney is 2 up.

  59. hello…

    just want to give a glimpse of what we are up against in Florida and am sure this duplicates itself across the country…imo, this is beyond the pale that Broward Supervisor of Elections accepts an unlimited amount of absentee ballots from POLITICAL OPERATIVES working for various campaigns…and there are no questions asked or any kind of oversight…hell, why not just go print up the absentee ballots and make up names…

    http://www.local10.com/news/5-felons-dead-woman-voted-in-2011-Dania-Beach-municipal-election/-/1717324/16842096/-/o21y60z/-/index.html

    PLEASE go this site and view the video clip…could not figure out how to get it here…but I promise it will make your blood boil…

    read it for yourself: this is in our current news and being further investigated

    Local 10 has learned five convicted felons and a dead woman voted in the 2011 Dania Beach municipal election, and their absentee ballots were turned into the Broward Supervisor of Elections’ office by one woman who had a vested interest in the outcome of the election.

    Records show Lisa Duke signed her name on a log as the person who turned in those six absentee ballots, along with about 400 others.

    At the time, Duke was working as the campaign manager for both her husband Walter, who is a Dania Beach City Commissioner, and another a candidate on the ballot.

    Duke refused to talk to Local 10’s Jeff Weinsier on camera about the absentee ballots, but off camera, she said she received them from volunteers.

    Miami-Dade County has an ordinance that makes it a crime to possess more than two absentee ballots. Broward does not.

    “How is the Supervisor’s office allowing it to happen? This is a recipe for disaster. It is a recipe for fraud,” said Lida Rodriguez-Taseff, an attorney who specializes in voter rights and served as the chair of the Miami-Dade Election Reform Coalition.

    According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, one of the convicted felons who voted in the election told detectives his signature on the absentee ballot was forged. Another told detectives he is legally blind and that someone else requested his ballot and filled it out for him, but he doesn’t remember who it was. A third convict doesn’t even live in Broward County.

    Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes said no questions are asked when someone walks into her office with absentee ballots — no matter how many they have.

    “I guess I’m making an assumption that if a person walks in with ballots, which is not illegal to do, I’m assuming the person gave the person the ballot,” said Snipes.

    “How are they not questioning someone walking in bringing in 400, 300, 200 ballots?,” said Rodriguez-Taseff. “How are they not saying, ‘Who are you working with? Give me details? Where did you get these and how did you get these? How is it that people are turning them into you?”

    Broward Mayor John Rodstrom is just as disturbed.

    “These absentee ballots are really loosely handled and there is no quality control,” said Rodstrom.

    Rodstrom said too many hands are on the absentee ballots and that the Broward County Commission can do nothing about how they are handled because Snipes is an elected official.

    Whoever signs the drop off log in the Broward Supervisor of Elections’ office is not swearing that the ballots being turned in are from registered, legal voters — instead, only saying who turned in those absentee ballots.

    Snipes said she started the log to keep track of who was turning in absentee ballots.

    “I have not spoken to Lisa Duke,” said Snipes.

    The Broward Sheriff’s Office investigated, but concentrated on the five convicts who voted, not on Duke. In fact, no one has investigated who Duke received all the absentee ballots from.

    So what’s next?

    “I will probably have to change the process. I will probably start working on this today,” said Snipes.

    But sources said Snipes has know about this for over a year and has done nothing.

    “We already have a process in place. I’m sort of leaning on that process to work,” said Snipes.

    But some voters living in Dania Beach said Snipes has been leaning too long and needs to take a stand with a presidential election a month away.

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

    again, please look at the video clip…or perhaps Admin can imbed…

    so, get that…anyone, including working political campaign operatives, can come into the Voting Supervisor’s office with an unlimited amount of absentee ballots, with no authentication…and no questions asked and they will be counted…but then again, with this kind of quality control…maybe they pick and choose even the ones they want to count…

    omg…can we all say fraud at once? unreal…and we can just see this going on over and over again across the country…this is bad…

  60. I just posted some information regarding how absentee votes are collected in Broward County, Florida…I am temporarily in moderation…however please take a look at the video clip when the moderation is lifted…

    …rigged election does not begin to describe what is going on…

  61. No public events for President Obama today. Tomorrow, he speaks to average Americans at the Ritz Carlton in Los Angeles.

    ……………………….

    Now explain this to me, you are literally 1 month away from the election, you schedule no public events today and then tomorrow you go speak to people in your safest state……..either he knows the game is up or he does’nt care.

    Obama is not campaigning like someone expecting to win, he just is’nt.

  62. You don’t waste weekend days in an election, its when most people are off and come to a rally, Obama is having the weekend basically away from the election. I think the debate really really has put the wind up him and if he did’nt care before, he probably cares less now.

  63. Aaah the fishy Obama donations are back…

    Obama and DNC raised $181 million dollars in September……mostly from under $250 dollars….of course, so who is supplying it, Soros?

  64. Yeah, heard rumors of the fishy donations scandal breaking on Monday.. I think most everything we noticed in primary 2008 and had no help in exposing will resurface now and hopefully the righty media and others will expose them as October surprise.

  65. ah, 181 million, really? hmmm, I don’t believe it was gotten legally, I just don’t. When I made my donation to Mitt Romney a while back, I had a brand new credit card, forgot to activate it, when I entered it into Romney’s website, immediately it rejected it. I was pretty impressed. Then on the other hand you have Barky, would will take money from anywhere, heck you have advisers in his camp who take money for speeches and that money is coming from Iran. They don’t check the credit card numbers, nothing is off limits for these chicago thugs.
    Probably get a massive amount from a few people and then they try to get anyone to donate $3 so that the average donation number goes down.

    I notice they put out these numbers, they tend not to say how much they have on hand immediately, and if they do, most of it is for Barky, DNC gets barely nothing.

    I remember there was an article on a 9 month investigation coming out soon on how they got a lot of money from overseas. Doesn’t surprise me one bit.

    Yeah, I believe the 181 million number, just like I believe the 7.8% number. /sarc

  66. Does anybody have a handy link from one of the Hillary blogs where we talked about Obama campaign website funding shenanigans?

  67. Can’t find anything googling, except for some old article from Americanthinker. There were blog posts about ‘saddam’ and other characters like that giving money on Obama’s website because there were no checks.

  68. pm317, I remember texasdarlin’s blog had some very good info on it. I’ll look for other links, I saved many of them. If I find it I will post it for you.

  69. holdthemaccountable
    October 6th, 2012 at 9:53 am

    This one channels Big Pink’s recurring themes

    A Fantasy Election, an Imaginary Man by Andrew Klavan – City Journal
    Barack Obama has always been less real than dream—a media dream.
    &&&&&&&&

    An “media dream” for MSM book writing types with houses in the Hamptons, but “A National Nightmare” for the rest of us (including the middle and lower classes who suffer under his Reign of Incompetency).

  70. i posted this above but it is still in moderation so i am hoping the local 10 website will come through…if so, please look at the video clip to see how unbelievably easy it is to rig the election with absentee ballots

    put in the www

    local10.com/news/5-felons-dead-woman-voted-in-2011-Dania-Beach-municipal-election/-/1717324/16842096/-/o21y60z/-/index.html

  71. moononpluto
    October 6th, 2012 at 11:24 am

    No public events for President Obama today. Tomorrow, he speaks to average Americans at the Ritz Carlton in Los Angeles.
    &&&

    Anyone know off-hand what Romney and Ryan’s schedules are for today and Sunday?

    I wonder what Biden has scheduled? (probably “in training for debates, is going to be his excuse).

  72. Hmmm, I wonder how many “average Americans” are there at The Ritz?

    Oturd: “My average American billionaire friend Oprah, so nice to see you (air kisses); did you bring the suitcase full of money, in small $3 bill denominations?”

  73. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-10-06/rosenberg-unemployment-rate-if-its-too-good-be-true-then-it-probably

    David Rosenberg is a very well respected economist.

    “So based on Household employment, the economy was in recession in July and August and then miraculously boomed at its strongest rate since January 1983 (is Obama really the new Reagan)?

    If it’s too good to be true, then it probably is.

    But this is why the headline unemployment plunged, and that is what is very likely to make the front pages of the Saturday newspapers. Digging beneath the veneer, the quality of these so-called Household jobs is called into question, seeing as part-time work for ‘economic reasons’ dominated with a 582k run-up in September. And upon closer inspection of the actual amount of slack in the labour market, the more inclusive U6 unemployment rate that does a much better job at capturing underemployment, remained stubbornly stuck at 14.7%.”

  74. Tomorrow, he speaks to average Americans at the Ritz Carlton in Los Angeles.
    ………………………………………………………….

    somehow “average americans” and “ritz carlton” don’t jive.

  75. moononpluto
    October 6th, 2012 at 10:01 am

    By the way have you noticed one other single pollster polling since the debate…..nada zip, they don’t want to. Not one single pro Obama poll has been done.
    &&&&&&

    NY Times: “Um, er, problem with ‘the machine'”.

    ABC/WashPO: “We are re-sorting the data points, it takes a couple of days”.

    Pew: “Pollsters are all on vacation, as this is not a very busy time of the year for that sort of thing.”

  76. This is a wonderful analysis by Jay Cost–as usual.

    It offers clarity and alignment on the merits and demerits of the candidates.

    The Obama candidacy can be evaluated on three dimensions:

    1) Obama the preacher: A

    2) Obama the debater: F

    3) Obama the schmoozer one on one: A

    Here is my take on all this:

    Items 1) preaching and 3) schmoozing are quite helpful in a campaign scenario. They provide an opiate to the masses. And an entre to big donors.

    But they are utterly useless in a governing scenario.

    In a governing scenario, or any other executive job, item 2) debating is the key factor. Why? Because a debate format, fairly conducted, measures the candidates grasp of the issues, ability to respond on his feet, and above all, his judgment.

    Obama is a poor debater. Ergo Obama is a poor president. He cannot immerse himself in the issues, deal with partisan objections, and hammer out a consensus. He runs from that kind of a confrontation, because he lacks the will and capacity required.

    But absent that ability, a candidate cannot lead, and the results we see in the moribund economy and the collapsed foreign policy speak for themselves.

    Romney on the other hand is a lackluster preacher, and an average schmoozer. But his debating skills, his grasp of the issues, his judgment, and his ability to make sound decision in the moment are second to none.

    Make no mistake however. Society needs its preachers. The successful ones become sky pilots. Likewise, society needs its schmoozers. The successful ones become pimps. But most of all society needs leaders with steel trap minds who can exhibit the kind of skills Romney displayed Wednesday night. They become successful presidents. And they can restore our future, in ways Obama never could.

    Enough of my bullshit. Here is Jay:

    Morning Jay: Will October Be a Bad Month For Obama?
    6:00 AM, OCT 5, 2012 • BY JAY COST

    October in an election year tends to be a bad month for incumbents seeking reelection. Going back fifty years, we have six decent comparisons to this cycle – 1956, 1972, 1980, 1984, 1996, and 2004. On average, the late September margin in the Gallup poll of registered voters closed by six to seven points in favor of the challenger. Only in the year 1956 did the incumbent expand his lead.

    (I’ve excluded 1964 and 1976 because LBJ and Ford were not incumbents in the typical meaning of the word, and 1992 because Ross Perot’s jumping in and out of the race skewed the data.)

    President Obama’s average margin in late September’s Gallup poll of registered voters was just three points over Mitt Romney, 48-45. So, history suggests he has reason to be nervous.

    And perhaps more nervous than even history would advise. Obama faces three distinct problems this month.

    First, and most obviously after Wednesday night: He is up against a superior debater. It is not just that Romney had an “on” night and Obama had an “off” one. Rather, this was one of the most lopsided debates in modern American history. For instance, go back to watch Kennedy-Nixon I in 1960 or even Carter-Reagan in 1980, and you will see that, while one candidate had an advantage, it was at least a competitive battle. Wednesday night belonged to Romney — beginning, middle, and end. One could argue that Clinton defeated Dole this handily in 1996, but it is a rare spectacle indeed to see an incumbent president so thoroughly dominated. Reagan in 1984, George H.W. Bush in 1992, George W. Bush in 2004 could be said to have “lost” at least their first contests, and Gerald Ford famously said that Eastern Europe was not under Soviet domination in 1976, but Obama’s performance on Wednesday is unique among incumbents in how uniformly awful it was from beginning to end.

    This is a change of pace for the Republican party. Over the last quarter century the GOP has nominated two Bushes, a Dole, and a McCain. All were decent and honorable men, but none was nearly as articulate in debate settings as Mitt Romney, whose ability to communicate his vision for the country seemed to rival Ronald Reagan’s. And, even then, Reagan struggled in the first debate of 1984, and his performance in 1980 did not obviously exceed Carter’s until near the end. His famed “there you go again…” quip did not come until the final third of the debate, breaking up what had been an otherwise repetitive and unpersuasive back-and-forth between himself and Carter; and his “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” question did not come until his closing statement. So, you could very easily say that Romney’s performance on Wednesday was the best from a Republican nominee since the tradition of televised debates began in 1960.

    Meanwhile, Obama is not a good debater. Any non-loyalist who has watched him closely over the years knows this. He struggled in the pre-primary debates of 2007 to distinguish himself in the multi-candidate field. It was, instead, his fundraising capacity, his ability to give a great scripted speech, and his one-on-one appeal that broke him through in Iowa in late 2007. In head-to-head debates against Hillary Clinton, his responses were regularly unfocused and his demeanor often prickly – i.e. exactly what we saw on Wednesday night. He won the general election debates in 2008 in large part because he was debating John McCain, a poor debater whose candidacy was in grave danger by that point.

    Actually, Obama’s debate performances are quite similar to his press conferences, which he now avoids for good reason. Watching Obama on Wednesday night reminded me of his press conferences during the health care debate; I half expected him to accuse pediatricians of doing needless tonsillectomies for profit! He has two venues where he excels: a big audience where he can give a scripted speech to the anonymous masses, or a one-on-one interaction where his personal charm can win out. Debates and press conferences occupy a middle ground where he must engage in impromptu, unscripted speechifying; he has always struggled with this.

    The same goes for Paul Ryan versus Joe Biden. The former, much like Romney, has a steel-trap mind when it comes to policy details; he can connect those specifics into a coherent narrative; and he can communicate all of it without seeming supercilious. And as for Biden? He often seems like a trap set by the Republican party years ago to undermine the Democrats at just the right moment.

    Second, the mainstream media this month will lack the ability to control the agenda, at least to the same extent that it has during Obama’s term. The modern press is at times sycophantic of the incumbent president and at other times trying to mimic Woodward and Bernstein; it all depends on which party is in office. With a Democratic president cut from the same cloth as they, many journalists have done everything in their power to set the national conversation in ways that favor Obama. But this month, with four debates in four weeks, their ability to focus on trivialities like the “war on women,” Romney’s “bungled” response to the Middle East, his “gaffes,” and so on, will be substantially diminished. The debates are real news – and if the GOP ticket scores clean wins in them, journalists really will have no choice but to admit it.

    Third, the GOP fundraising machine is set to be deployed this month. As of August 31, the Romney-Ryan campaign, the Republican National Committee, and the Restore Our Future PAC had a cash-on-hand advantage of some $61 million over Obama-Biden, the Democratic National Committee, and the Priorities USA super PAC. Moreover, this broader GOP organization has outraised its Democratic counterpart in June, July, and August.

    And yet the GOP allowed the Democrats to outspend it on television during this period. But that will not be the case in October. At the very least, Republican advertisements will match Democratic ones – and it is quite possible that the GOP will outmatch the Democrats on the airwaves.

    So, contrary to the conventional wisdom, Obama enters the month of October with substantial problems. And with just a 3-point lead in the polls, he really cannot afford a bad month.

  77. I know its Alex Jones, but I thought this interview with Amber Lyons was great. He’s still out right, but she is a 3 time Emmy winning journalist who left CNN because they refused to air her investigations or even let her do them. and she is speaking out against the corruption of places like CNN that pass themselves as “news”.

    Her interview is really superb, worth a watch. She is a true journalist. Questioning whoever is in power.

  78. moononpluto
    October 6th, 2012 at 10:39 am

    PM317…I’ve suspected that for a long time, that he was forced to run but in reality does not want it and doing whatever he can to screw it up.
    &&&&&&&

    He “achieved” his goal of attaining celebrity in 2008, got a Nobel peace prize thrown in for doing nothing, and then he had to pretend to “work hard” for the past four years.

    He probably can’t wait to get out of his duties and out of his marriage, and live in Hawaii, living off his book earnings, and hooking up with whomever suits his fancy.

  79. 3) Obama the schmoozer one on one: A

    &&&&&&

    According to many, he is not really into schmoozing. Modo wrote in a recent piece (The Ungracious President)that his is ungrateful, doesn’t write thank you notes like previous presidents, doesn’t share the stage with other Dems, and in general is not much of a people person. Many who cover the preezie throw around terms like “aloof”, “removed”, “reserved”.

  80. I really hope Chavez is defeated this weekend. The guy running against him seems like a very good replacement, at least he’s not a Marxist.

  81. Mitt Romney’s commanding performance in Wednesday night’s first presidential debate has started to yield results.
    The Republican candidate has raised $12million in online donations over the last couple of days, and has also received a boost in some polls.
    The news comes as Barack Obama’s lacklustre showing continues to be mocked by top comedians – even those who are strong supporters of the President.

    Mr Romney’s campaign took in a donation haul of $12million via his website in just 48 hours after the conclusion of the debate in Denver.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2213859/Romney-gets-boost-fundraising-polls-debate-victory-campaign-raises-12million-online-just-days.html#ixzz28XayLJNh

  82. rgb44hrc
    October 6th, 2012 at 1:15 pm
    ————————
    He schmoozes bundlers and big donors–like Uncle Tony, Jeff Immelt, Jim Sinegal head of Costco. Stays at Jim’s house every time he comes to Seattle. And Jim gave a claptrap interview to the Seattle Times saying that Obama is good for business. When you are a mega business like Costco who can afford to buy lobbyist and can spread regulatory costs out over hundreds of millions of goods sold that is probably true. But if you are a small or medium sized business, it is patently false. Obama is aloof to those who cannot help him, or those who have helped him in the past but no longer can. This was one of the main themes in Ed Kleins book Amateur. But when he needs you, you show him the money, then voila he is your best friend. A schmoozer is a fair weather friend. That is what Obama it is all that he is. He serves the interests of the Soros cabal. They are the only ones he is ever true to, because they created him.

  83. rgb44hrc 12:48
    ————
    Indeed we’ve paid a terrible price. Surely worm is beginning to turn. Maher so unhappy he hands Romney a compliment (Politico) and this harsh snippet from Huff n Puff. Bob Herbert, title No More Excuses, and ending with this approximate quote:
    “The president let his people down. And if he’s capable of doing that in an election that is clearly so important, it means he’s capable of doing it again if he wins a second term.”
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-herbert/no-more-excuses_b_1941156.html

  84. I am still seeing muchnmore Obama commercials down her. Any other Floridian notice? Maybe they think,S. Fla is not winnable and are putting more into central Florida corridor?i think he can still win over some more Hispanics and Jews if he uses Rubio and that booing at the DNC vote on G-d and Jerusalem.

  85. For my purposes in making Bob Casey look as sleazy as possible, bitter belatedly turns sweet for me:

    4/20/2008 Casey vouches for Obama’s values
    Penn. senator has unique appeal among small-town voters who candidate might have offended with “bitter” remark.
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0408/9734.html

    Of course, the kid glove handling. It is good see again in pring treatment re Obama “bitter” then and Romney 47 now.

  86. From yesterday’s rally:

    OTurd says:

    “”Nobody is entitled to success in the U.S.” ”

    Will one damn American useless worthless MSM report this???

    NO!

  87. CIA is turning on OTurd.

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/10/06/breaking-cia-turns-on-obama-indicating-significant-cover-up/

    “Intelligence officials angered by Obama administration cover up of intelligence on Iranian, al Qaeda surge in Egypt and Libya

    Weeks before the presidential election, President Barack Obama’s administration faces mounting opposition from within the ranks of U.S. intelligence agencies over what careerofficers say is a “cover up” of intelligence information about terrorism in North Africa.

    Intelligence held back from senior officials and the public includes numerous classified reports revealing clear Iranian support for jihadists throughout the tumultuous North Africa and Middle East region, as well as notably widespread al Qaeda penetration into Egypt and Libya in the months before the deadly Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
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    …Intelligence officials pointed to the statement issued Sept. 28 by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) that raised additional concern about the administration’s apparent mishandling of intelligence. The ODNI statement said that “in the immediate aftermath, there was information that led us to assess that the attack began spontaneously following protests earlier that day at our embassy in Cairo.”

    Officials say the ODNI’s false information was either knowingly disseminated or was directed to be put out by senior policy officials for political reasons, since the statement was contradicted by numerous intelligence reports at the time of the attack indicating it was al Qaeda-related terrorism.

    Officials with access to intelligence reports, based on both technical spying and human agents, said specific reporting revealed an alarming surge in clandestine al Qaeda activity months before the attack in Benghazi.

    Yet the Obama administration sought to keep the information from becoming public to avoid exposing what the officials say is a Middle East policy failure by Obama.

    Cont..

  88. Paul Gigot is doing very well on Journal Editorial. He is moderating well by correcting his one panelist and adding to his other panelists. Good job.

  89. ““The Obama Administration is afraid to admit al Qaeda is running rampant throughout the region because it would expose the truth instead of what President Obama so pompously spouted during the Democratic Convention” said the official.”

    Yep, pretty much accurately summarizes it.

  90. pm317
    October 6th, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Does anybody have a handy link from one of the Hillary blogs where we talked about Obama campaign website funding shenanigans?

    —-
    You should check over at PUMAPac, their ‘FECK Obama team’ under Forums, (On the left side) is were Headclunker and her team posted their extensive research.

  91. the same lefty elitist Hollywood multimillionaires who go around yelling for higher taxes… Gov Moonbeam signed a tax break for them this week.

    Yea, hypocrisy plentiful.

  92. If what Krauthammer says is true, namely that negative ads are a double edged sword because they work until the audience sees the target and realizes he is not at all the devil which the negative ads made him out to be, then the negative ad backfires on the opponent who published it. And if, as I suspect, the Obama campaign continues to deploy negative ads against Romney–because that is all they know how to do, and if Romney continues to shine as he did in the first debate,then sure as night follows day Obama is a goner.

  93. I like Richard Grennel, the new entrant on Foxnews Media Watch show. He is a Romney guy and sets things right on the panel.

  94. They are all making fun of what happened to Obama on the debate. He didn’t even give them something to defend.

  95. Linda somebody: I say he will do better in the next two debates; Jody (who got booted from NYT): how can he do any worse, 🙂

  96. Yep, Romney should watch Hillary in that video. The plagiarizer Obama tried to steal some of that on another occasion but of course could not pull it off.

  97. jbstonesfan
    October 6th, 2012 at 1:41 pm
    I am still seeing muchnmore Obama commercials down her. Any other Floridian notice? Maybe they think,S. Fla is not winnable and are putting more into central Florida corridor?i think he can still win over some more Hispanics and Jews if he uses Rubio and that booing at the DNC vote on G-d and Jerusalem.
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    Hi, JBS…I agree…there are at LEAST 2, maybe 3 to 1 ads for O vs R…in fact, yesterday I contacted the MR camp to emphasize that now almost every other commercial down here is anti-MR and they are calling him a liar and questioning if he can be trusted…and that all of them are going unanswered by the MR camp…they must get on the air and counter the liar/cannot be trusted charge that O is pushing…O is still pushing the five trillion dollar tax lie…

    …I will say that the former Jewish Obama supporters who are now voting for MR are on the air frequently…I forget exactly who is doing them, something like Republican jewish something…but they are GOOD…all of them…

    …but, in general, the air war we want is not happening yet…also, don’t know if you caught my clip above from channel 10 investigation on how Broward accepts absentee ballots…but there are NO controls at all…may as well just throw your vote away if you submit it absentee in Broward…very frightening…

    …the good news so far is that the polls are beginning to put MR in the lead in Fla…by a point or so…there is no way in hell that the MR camp can write off Florida, if they were that stupid it would be game over…BUT they need to put alot more money down here…maybe their internals show better numbers?

    what kind of enthusiasm are you seeing at the Boca office…a friend of mine is also volunteering there… I hope they have a GOTV team…they are going to need it…

  98. this should go over big with CA gas prices now over $5 a gallon

    …these are some of the most traveled streets in Los Angeles

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/10/obamas-concert-with-katy-perry-bon-jovi-to-snarl-la-traffic.html

    President Obama’s star-studded fundraising concert Sunday at Nokia Theater — with the likes of Jon Bon Jovi, Jennifer Hudson, Stevie Wonder and Katy Perry — is expected to snarl traffic in the area.

    The president is expected to arrive Sunday to attend several functions, Los Angeles police said in a statement. Details were not available, but police said his motorcade would move through the Westside on Sunday afternoon, with temporary street closures.

    In late afternoon, the motorcade will travel to downtown Los Angeles for more events, with potential brief closures along the 10 Freeway and streets around L.A. Live and Nokia Theatre, police said.

    Early Monday there could be more street closures in the Beverly Hills and Westside areas as the president departs Southern California. The following streets may be affected:

    Sunday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.: Pico Boulevard between Overland Avenue and Beverly Drive; Avenue of the Stars between Olympic and Sunset boulevards; and Sunset between Beverly Glen and Doheny Drive.

    Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m.: Sunset Boulevard between Beverly Glen and Doheny Drive; North Whittier Drive between Sunset and Santa Monica boulevards.

    Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m.: Avenue of the Stars between Wilshire and Pico Boulevards; Motor Avenue between Pico and the 10 Freeway; streets around L.A. Live and Nokia Theatre.

    Sunday from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.: Motor Avenue between National and Pico boulevards; Avenue of the Stars between Pico and Santa Monica boulevards.

    Monday 7 to 9 a.m.: Avenue of the Stars between Santa Monica and Pico boulevards. (rush hour)

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    why doesn’t O just drop out of the race and go into showbiz with his buddies…he and MO would be much happier…

  99. Today we learned that $180 million was dumped into the Obama campaign for September.

    We also learned that only 2% of this amount will be reported.

    A wall of untraceable money aimed at the heart of our electoral process.

    To save the sorry ass of their puppet president.

    I fully expect that most of this money came from the Soros cabal.

    After all, they are the ones who got him the Nobel Prize for doing nothing.

    Some of it is from Saudi Arabia–who helped him get into Harvard Law School.

    And, some of it came for enemies of this country, who want a weak American President.

    It has been reported that an independent group has been conducting an investigation into Obama’s fundraising schemes.

    Supposedly, they will be releasing a report on this on Monday.

    That report may shed new light on what is going on here.

    This adds to the growing suspicion that what we have in the White House today is The Manchurian Candidate.

    The American People need to take notice. They have a right to ask who these shadow donors are.

    In the absence of an answer, the American People should assume the worst, and cast their ballots accordingly.
    .

  100. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/06/candidate-world-warcraft-hobby-causing-political-problems/

    Such lovely people the dems are running.

    “Lachowicz’s character in the game is named “Santiaga,” an Orc Assassin Rogue. And the comments she makes on her blog at the liberal website Daily Kos are raising eyebrows.

    I stab things … a lot,” she wrote. “Who would have thought that a peace-lovin’, social worker and democrat would enjoy that?!” Yes, I am seriously slacking off at work today. And I called my congresswoman’s office today. And told them I would probably be calling every day.”

    Did you know that more people over the age of 50 play video games than under the age of 18? As a gamer, I’m in good company with folks Jodie Foster, Vin Diesel, Mike Myers, and Robin Williams. Maybe it’s the Republican Party that is out of touch.”

    Yes, all those hollywood lefty idiot elitists are soooo able to relate to and connect to the bitter clinging Americans. Of course the bitter clingers can’t be asked for their opinions, you see they’re too busy working 1, 2, 3 jobs.

  101. S, that commercial by the Jewish guy who last election had a fund raiser for Obama but is now for Romney is good. Have not been by this week but motherinlaw has and she was very excited after debate? Boca however , as you know, is a strong democratic Jewish constituency and an uphill battle.
    On another note,, I have also been enjoying the Allen West commercials . That is going to be a close one. As far as senate, , honestly, cannot vote for Mack and will not vote for Nelsom whom I use to like.

  102. jbstonesfan
    October 6th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    really? Nelson, the idiot who voted for OTurdCare and you won’t vote for Connie Mack, even as a deterrent to Barry??!?!?!? Just in case Barry gets in again?

  103. http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2012/10/04/updated-election-forecasting-model-still-points-romney-win-university

    Good to hear, hope this happens. GO Rommey/Ryan!

    “UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO-BOULDER: An update to an election forecasting model announced by two University of Colorado professors in August continues to project that Mitt Romney will win the 2012 presidential election.

    According to their updated analysis, Romney is projected to receive 330 of the total 538 Electoral College votes. President Barack Obama is expected to receive 208 votes — down five votes from their initial prediction — and short of the 270 needed to win.

    The new forecast by political science professors Kenneth Bickers of CU-Boulder and Michael Berry of CU Denver is based on more recent economic data than their original Aug. 22 prediction. The model itself did not change. . . . Read More”

  104. yeah, JBS…there are at least four former Jewish O supporters, male and female, in ads now running that are switching to MR…I agree, that guy is good and believable…we just need many more…I have been working on most of my friends down here, even the nonpolitical ones, to just go vote for Romney to save us from O…

    MR needs to counter punch that ad that keeps calling him a liar and dishonest…guess MR was in St Pete and Orlando this weekend…maybe they are running more ads in the ‘Orlando corridor’…supposedly where the votes are they need to win for Fla…
    …maybe they are righting off Boca/Broward because of dems stronghold…

    …however I will say that I am seeing more Romney signs in Boca and Ft L…not seeing any O signs…

  105. The Rantings of a Hateful Racist, Bigoted lying hypocritical Lunatic

    Having a black man as President of the United States turns people insane, and you are the living proof!
    Just because Obama cares for the lower and middle class doesn’t mean he’s evil, you dumb minded cancervative. Yes I Cancervative as in Cancer to America. You people call me a hater. Up yours. I am a hater, a hater of hate. I hate haters! that’s you racists all over. Tell me, Klansman., What’s so Patriotic about saying how a President of the United hates America?
    You’d have to be an asshole to defend John Sununu’s statement calling our first Black President ‘lazy,’ as anything more than pure racism in its ugliest form.
    It might help to consider other clues. This racist (John Sununu) wasn’t your average Joe Blow racist shootin’ the shit in some parking lot in Nashua. Mr. Sununu is no dumb ass racist. He is a smart bitchy racist…just like Romney.
    Romney and Sununu planned HOW to call Obama ‘lazy’ and on which day and on which national TV station. They knew they would be accused of being racist. That is why they did it. They knew you would get that tingling feeling on the back of your neck when you got inspired enough to defend them. And they know how important the tingles are in your decision making process.

    To the average network news viewer, unaware of the odious worldview and extreme treachery of which this party is capable, all of this will appear preposterous – as preposterous as Obama being a dedicated Marxist and Islamist sympathizer who wishes to punish America for its centuries of living off the backs of “the workers” and the little brown people of the world.

    It’s obvious you are full of hate. And if people can say what they feel. So will I!

    Get this through your thick head, Klansman.

    Obama is NOT a Marxist!

    he is a Christian, Not a Muslim. No, he saved America from a certain depression. People seem to think he is magic and can instantaneously fix the economy. Positive growth for each month for nearly 3 years. That is pretty damn impressive. Obama does NOT hate AMerica. You hate having black people in the white house. If he did, he wouldn’t live in America. He has committed no crime. No, he is the POTUS lawfully enacting an Executive Order. Don’t cry about what a President can or cannot do until you actually know the law.

    Obama is NOT a fraud. ANyone who calls him that is a hard-core racist!

    Either you willfully ignores the abuse of power by Republican presidents, making his opinions little more than lazy, dishonest, GOP propaganda, or Leininger is well aware of recent history, but tacitly approves of the sexual torture of children, as long as it serves the interests of the Republican Party.

    I like how the history-challenegd racists bitch and moan whenenever Obama is compared to your Cancervative god, Ray-gun!

    Not the Reagan fantasized by the Tea Party today but the real Reagan that negotiated with the left instead of holding them hostage, was liberal on social platforms, and used religion only as a tool in the Cold War. Raised taxes 11 times, etc.

    You people want to tank the country just to get Obama out. You are so full of hate.

    So when the unemployment rate goes up everything is legit but when it goes down its fraud? And yes I do realize the drastic number drop, but you are accusing the expert economists at the Bureau of Labor Statistics to be criminals? These conspiracies from both sides get more absurd from week to week.

    Let’s face it, President Obama’s performance was not his “A” game last Wednesday. Does that give people like Chris Matthew, Ed Schultz, etc., the right to ridicule our President as if he hasn’t been prosecuted by racists teabagging Republican party the last four years? Romney won One round and you dingbats acted like he won the whole freaking thing, which he won’t!

    Your a flat-out liar trying to deceive and scare people into following your ideology. You come up with a conclusion first and then look for anything to use that will support it. When you call anyone a liar, you need to prove it. Listless performance? Obama wasn’t performing, Romney was. President Obama realized he was dealing with a shapeshifting liar. You can’t debate a liar who is all over the place and contradicts his own policies, so why bother even trying? I though president Obama handled himself honorably, measured and very presidential. Romney descended into the gutter calling the president a childish liar and “cheated”, by lying, according to the rules of civic debate. What was very revealing is all the pundits and journalists who are outraged that president Obama did not voice their words the way they wanted, even on MSNBC. President Obama just let Romney weave his own noose for later. A perfect example of that was NOT brought up was Romney’s lie ( like the 47%). It frustrated Romney so much he ran over to FOX so he could finally get out his prepared response Obama thwarted. ( He totally made a hypocrite out of himself on Hannity saying he was wrong,ha,ha,). Only in America does a liar win a debate.

    They know Obama is not a Muslim, socialist, communist, Marxist, radical. They just don’t care.

    The party that creates and spews racist lies about the President Birth certificate, his idealogy, his religion, his personal life, his loyalty, etc. No other President had ANY of those this questioned, but then again, none of those Presidents were black!

    You love playing holier than thou. God you are pathetic. Character Assassination is the racist right has left! Well it is apparent you have not been following politcs long or have you served in the military President Obama whom some people have forgotton the respect that is due to him for holding that title is one of our best. Republicans hate him more than they love America they wanted him to fail and have worked togetheras a party to do that what our we showing our children on how to get along this is 2012 why are we still showing polical racism. Not only managing to demean Obama’s records but try to erase the legacy of Geroge W. Bush from history!

    Racists and bigots like you make this country look bad. I call you what you are, you resort to Character Assassination because you can’t rebute your hateful BS!

    I’m right, you’re wrong. End of Story. Next Time Grow the f up and Shut the f up!

  106. Not surprising considering the man hates Israel, everything he can do to show it he does. Appointments to certain posts, etc

    http://freebeacon.com/criticism-mounts-over-state-envoy/

    “ewish leaders expressed outrage Friday over the State Department’s praise for, and defense of, a controversial Muslim leader who has defended terrorist groups and suggested that Israel may have been responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

    Salam al-Marayati, founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), was picked to represent the United States government at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) annual 10-day human rights conference, the Human Dimension Implementation Meetings (HDIM).

    Al-Marayati’s well-known anti-Israel bona fides prompted Jewish leaders and others to express outrage over the Obama administration’s selection.

    “It is regrettable that someone with such distorted, conspiratorial views—even with a lackluster apology—is delegated by our government to represent our country abroad,” the Anti-Defamation League said in a statement to the Free Beacon.

    Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, argued that the State Department is showing inconsistency by touting an individual who has defended the militant groups Hezbollah and Hamas, both of which are designated by the U.S. as terrorist organizations.

    “One would assume that individuals selected to represent the United States at an international human rights conclave would share our government’s longstanding policy that Hamas and Hezbollah are dangerous terrorist organizations,” Cooper told the Free Beacon. “But Mr. Salam al-Marayati and his organization are long-time advocates that these deadly terror groups be removed from the U.S. terrorist list.”

    Keep reading…”

  107. FWIW…and for fun…don’t really understand all the technical explanations but thought some here might enjoy these predictions:

    http://darkstarastrology.com/mitt-romney-2012/

    ADMIN, you may enjoy what the following prediction has to say about MO

    http://astrodot.wordpress.com/2012/08/29/barack-obama-and-the-fall-from-office-2012/

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    also, by coincidence, while researching on the computer just happened to see a segment on FOX news about ABSENTEE VOTER FRAUD…so I sent them the article I referred to above about the mess that is the Broward Supervisor of Elections and asked them to send a reporter here to follow up on the story…

    http://www.local10.com/news/5-felons-dead-woman-voted-in-2011-Dania-Beach-municipal-election/-/1717324/16842096/-/o21y60z/-/index.html

  108. Conventional wisdom tells us that vice presidential debates do not matter and neither do vice presidential selections unless big media targets the vice presidential candidate like they did to Sarah Palin. Big media wants the country to fail–in the sense that a man is charged with intending the probable and logical consequences of his actions, if not the specific result. But here it is different. Why? Because, according to the Weekly Standard Obama has a double digit lead with voters under 40, just as Romney has a double digit lead with voters over 40. The vice presidential debate will pit a young vibrant candidate with a deep understanding of the issues, and who will therefore appeal personally to those under 40 against what can charitably be described as a dottering old fool. Ryans ability to best Biden is likely to cut into the Obama lead with the under 40 voters.
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    Rasmussen: Romney Takes the Lead
    3:40 PM, Oct 6, 2012 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    In its first national polling taken mostly after Wednesday night’s presidential debate, Rasmussen Reports shows Mitt Romney up 2 points on President Obama (49 to 47 percent). Before the debate, Obama was up 2 points on Romney (49 to 47 percent). Among independent voters, Romney now leads by 16 points (54 to 38 percent).

    Rasmussen’s write-up says, “The generation gap remains wide. Obama leads by double digits among those under 40. Romney leads by double digits among those over 40.” With a spirited performance during his debate next week against Vice President Biden, however, Paul Ryan may be able to make a dent in Obama’s advantage among younger voters — many of whom are poised to respond to a powerfully delivered anti-Obamacare, anti-debt, pro-growth message.

    About two-thirds of Rasmussen’s latest polling was taken after the presidential debate. The poll that Rasmussen will release tomorrow morning will be the first taken entirely after the debate and will show whether Romney’s debate bounce was even greater than the 4 points that it looks to be right now. Rasmussen is the first polling outfit to have released a poll taken mostly after the debate.

    In terms of the electoral map, Rasmussen shows the race to be essentially dead-even. But most of Rasmussen’s latest state-by-state polling in the key swing states was taken prior to the debate. So Romney may not only have the momentum but also the lead — not just nationally, but also electorally.

  109. We let the “Questionman” comment through on purpose. See what the Hopium Guzzler mindset is in one comment. Obama has been so good for black people and young people!

  110. admin
    October 6th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    wow admin, that sure is a lot of ranting. I wonder if the Obot even realizes how many Blacks, Hispanics, Asians comment here, I’m sure he/she will call them racists too, everyone’s a racist that doesn’t worship his Messiah according to these drones.

    Scary scary place, the mind of an Obot.

  111. Interesting tweet from PPP :

    Not going to get in habit of providing full day by day breakouts, but our Friday interviews were worse for Obama in WI and VA than Thursday

  112. What I’ve seen and realized is white liberals — Bill Maher etc — are some of the biggest racists, bigots I’ve seen. They act like minorities are pets to be patted on the head. They show no respect to independent minded strong smart men and women like Colonel West or Tim Scott or Mia Love or Suzanna Martinez or Nikki Haley or Bobby Jindal.

  113. “Not going to get in habit of providing full day by day breakouts, ”

    LOL. In other words, if its not good for OTurd, we’re not reporting it or delaying it until we can tweak the numbers in his favor.

  114. If Krauthammer is right that negative ads can be dispelled if the target shows up without horns and a tail then the 230 million the Obama campaign spent on negative ads this summer was wasted once Romney dispelled that image in the debates. If the difference between what Obama raised through presumptively illegal contributions in September and what Romney raised that same month is devoted to more negative ads in September then that dirty money will have the opposite effect than intended. If, on the other hand, it is devoted to the ground game, then we are probably at or near the saturation point anyway. It is not the amount of money that matters, but how it is spent. If Romney and the super pacs spend the money wisely then it will be another victory. There is only so much that voters in the swing states can absorb without running out of the room screaming or turning off the phones. In that sense, $180 mil in September is simply a big media talking point, and it begs the inevitable question where did it come from–a question that Obama refuses to answer with the required proof and specificity.

  115. PublicPolicyPolling ‏@ppppolls
    After months of very little movement in this race it feels like things all the sudden are very volatile in a way they haven’t been before

    Dems are crapping themselves……PPP has Obama leading in Wisconsin by 2, was up 7 a week ago.

  116. tim
    October 6th, 2012 at 6:20 pm
    What I’ve seen and realized is white liberals — Bill Maher etc — are some of the biggest racists, bigots I’ve seen. They act like minorities are pets to be patted on the head. They show no respect to independent minded strong smart men and women like Colonel West or Tim Scott or Mia Love or Suzanna Martinez or Nikki Haley or Bobby Jindal.
    ———————–
    The presence of non-white leaders in the Republican Party threatens the ObamaCampaign and ObamaMedia talking point that the Dimoracts are the party of all people and the Republicans are “the white peoples party” as fat ass Howard Dean so delicately put it. It is the same reason they went after Clarence Thomas. Over the course of time, the Dimocrat Party has become the party of entitlements, and that is the main distinguishing feature.

  117. PPP seems to have gone into full meltdown with what they are seeing but they think the jobs numbers will save him……well they will make it that way, however, something big afoot. I think Obama’s numbers are dropping fast after his debate collapse.

  118. wanna know how bad things are….

    Wisconsin voters think Romney won the debate 61-25, 60-19 among independents

  119. I suspect Hillary’s camp in 2008 knew all this but with a press completely in the tank for their Messiah, who would report it, heck who’s even going to report it now? they’re still all in the tank, its basically state run media at this point.

  120. tim
    October 6th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    This is why little Barky is going to LA…
    ________________

    Yes I’m sure his ego needs some fix-a-flat after the debate, and there’s always the money to be raised at a concert, but doesn’t it seem odd that he is spending one of the few remaining weekends before the election in a state that’s a “safe bet” for him? Has anyone seen polls in California lately? Rasmussen’s electoral map has him up by 22 points over Romney, but that poll was in February, when Sweaters was still in the race.

  121. LOL. Gwen Ifill, ever the Obot on PBS’s show just now saying, “Did OTurd do bad, because he’s so busy being president?”

    LOL! These people just never ever stop!

  122. …what is really sad about the Obot above and many that feel the same is that they don’t get that the Presidency for Obama is about Him…not the people and not the USA…it is always about HIM…the whole story, the whole myth…the I, I, I, me, me, me, my, my, my…HIM…

    sure with a little coaching from Bill Clinton he is trying to coopt some of BC’s lines “I get up every day working for you” bla, bla…he is not fooling anyone that is not fooled…all about O…and if more of the background were actually known about him, people would really understand how self centered a person he is…

    the obot above sees everything in black and white…you can hear the contempt for anyone white…that is where the hate is that he/she speaks of…

  123. http://www2.nbc17.com/news/wake-county/2012/oct/05/pace-early-voting-nc-ahead-2008-ar-2668556/

    “RALEIGH, N.C. —
    More than 25,000 North Carolinians have already turned in their ballots, according to a website that tracks voting.

    N.C. Vote Tracker reports that 25,263 North Carolinians have already cast their votes. Among those, 13,459 were Republicans, 7,130 were Democrats and 4,630 were unaffiliated.

    At this same point in 2008, there were 16,560 ballots returned in North Carolina. Of those, 9,513 were by Republicans, 4,568 by Democrats and 2,472 by unaffiliated voters.

    Voter turnout is expected to be intense Nov. 6 as Democrat Barack Obama faces Republican Mitt Romney in the presidential race. In 2008, 70 percent of North Carolinians voted, a number substantially higher than the 64 percent in 2004 and the 59 percent in 2000.”

  124. Bwahahaha admin, knew you purposely let that tripe through as a standard example of how NOT to *persuade* voters.

    I laughed out loud at it. Sheer panic is showing. Love it. Panic HARDER dude. Go fetal, and make sure you shit your pants for us too, like a good little paid Obot.

    All I gotta say is:
    PLEASE… can we get some BETTER TROLLS around here?! 😉

    Is that the best they can do? This troll doesn’t even RACE-BAIT well. This one performed as bad as Obama. Both are stuttering clusterfucks of incompetence that can go FUCK THEMSELVES HARDER. And I’ll continue to laugh my ass off at the fools.

  125. what a mess. A complete mess. No one fears us, no one respects us… the world sees what’s going on.. of course they do.

    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/10/05/170752/pakistan-freed-of-anti-terrorism.html

    “The Obama administration has refused for the first time to declare that Pakistan is making progress toward ending alleged military support for Islamic militant groups or preventing al Qaida, the Afghan Taliban or other extremists from staging attacks in Afghanistan.

    Even so, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has quietly informed Congress that she’s waived the legal restrictions that would have blocked some $2 billion in U.S. economic and military aid to Pakistan. Disbursing the funds, she said in an official notice, is “important to the national security interests of the United States.”

    Clinton’s decision illustrates how far the administration apparently has determined that it must go, after a near-breakdown in relations, to ensure Pakistan’s cooperation in the uphill U.S. effort to prevent Afghanistan collapsing into all-out civil war when American-led international combat forces complete a withdraw by the end of 2014.

    Some experts, however, warned that the move might backfire. The waivers could encourage a belief among Pakistani commanders that their cooperation is so crucial that Washington will continue overlooking the Pakistani military’s refusal to end what U.S. officials charge is its support for Afghan insurgent groups or to shutter militant sanctuaries, they said.

    “The army is going to think that no matter how angry the Americans are at them, they are utterly indispensable and they can violate in any way, shape or form U.S. law and the United States will massage its law to accommodate them,” said assistant professor Christine Fair, an expert at Georgetown University. “That’s how they are going to read this.”

    Keep reading…”

  126. This article is a few days old, so someone might have posted it already. But it’s one of the most thorough pieces I’ve read on the Benghazi attack. It’s a long article, so I will just post the link plus the first few paragraphs. Note that it’s from the conservative Washington Times, not a liberal msm outlet.
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    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/sep/27/benghazi-attack-followed-deep-cuts-in-state-depart/?page=all#pagebreak

    Benghazi attack followed deep cuts in State Department security budget

    Investigators looking for lessons from the fatal terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi might want to start on Capitol Hill, where Congress slashed spending on diplomatic security and U.S. embassy construction over the past two years.

    Since 2010, Congress cut $296 million from the State Department’s spending request for embassy security and construction, with additional cuts in other State Department security accounts, according to an analysis by a former appropriations committee staffer.

    Rep. Michael Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, made clear Wednesday that congressional staff will be looking into the attack, in addition to a probe by the State Department’s inspector general and another State Department investigation required by federal law.

    The cuts to the embassy construction, security and maintenance budget was almost 10 percent of the entire appropriation for that account over those two years, said Scott Lilly, now a scholar at the left-leaning Center for American Progress.

    “Anytime we cut that account back, we are putting people’s lives at risk, people who are serving the country” in dangerous places abroad, said Mr. Lilly.

    The cuts mean that “a lot of places you’d intended to secure better, you don’t reach” this year, he added.

  127. ZeroBama Crew throws Long in the Face John Kerry Under the Bus:

    Team Obama Blames John Kerry for Debate Loss

    From CBS’s “This Morning”:

    Norah O’Donnell: “Some Democrats say [Obama’s] campaign needs a wake-up call. Bill Plante is here with that part of the story. Bill, you’ve been talking to your sources; what are they saying?

    Correspondent Bill Plante: “Well Norah, they’re simply upset and really outraged. They blame the President’s team, first of all, for not preparing him to meet the challenge of an aggressive Mitt Romney. They say that nobody in the room challenged him, including the guy that he was debating with, John Kerry, because, as they say, he wants to be Secretary of State so he’s not going to get in the President’s face. And Presidents are used to deference; they’re not used to people challenging them like that. So they think that the debate prep was terrible, but they also fault the President himself for not understanding that Romney was going to be more aggressive.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/06/Obama-Blames-Kerry

  128. Obamacare’s-less will ration doctor visits:

    “If ObamaCare is not repealed, millions of currently uninsured people will be sent into the state exchanges to purchase health insurance, or pay the “tax” as the Supreme Court defined it. The sheer numbers of new patients alone will make for longer waiting times to get in to see doctors. In addition, as many businesses find it is too costly to offer health insurance benefits to their employees, these individuals, and their families, will also be sent into the exchanges. Finally, as New York, and perhaps other states, are granted permission by HHS to make annual doctor visit limits part of their EHB package, the number of visits will be carefully monitored, leading to an even greater rationing of health care.

    ObamaCare is gradually setting up a two-class system of health care access in this country. Only the very wealthy will be able to obtain the types of treatments and access to health care that many Americans have enjoyed in the past. Everyone else…well, just take a check and wait in line.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/06/New-York-State-Seeks-To-Limit-Doctor-Visits-For-Benchmark-ObamaCare-Plan

  129. “but they also fault the President himself for not understanding that Romney was going to be more aggressive.””

    Huh. I didn’t realize that just pointing out facts between what OTurd promised and what is now reality is being “aggressive”. Maybe the idiot just wanted Romney to ask him what kind of pillow he wants to sit on/stand on.

  130. Since 2010, Congress cut $296 million from the State Department’s spending request for embassy security and construction, with additional cuts in other State Department security accounts, according to an analysis by a former appropriations committee staffer.
    ——————————–
    Frankly, this is a red herring. The problem here was not the absence of money but the poor application of money. When the security risk is as high as it was at that endangered ourpost, when there was prior notice of the threat, and when the ambassador himself was stating that he believed that he was a target, the reasonable thing to have done would have been to beef up security. A marine company should have been stationed there–at cost to the DOD, not the State Department. I know this came from the Washington Times, but it just not make sense. And of course the left wing American Progress sees an opportunity to blame congress for what was essentially a bad executive decision. It does not pass the red face test. And it smacks of political opportunism.

  131. tim
    October 6th, 2012 at 8:38 pm
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    This has become a marathon of excuses, when the explanation for his implosion is self evident. He knows nothing, he is lost without a teleprompter, and he does not do well when he has to think on his feet. He is a tape recorder, not a computer. When Sunnu says Obama is not that bright, he is absolutely correct.

  132. Hey Question man. So nice to hear a rational person such as yourself. I hate to have to tell you this, but what Obama exhibited on Wednesday night WAS AND IS HIS “A” GAME. Not in the sense that it was good–it was embarrassing. But for him it was superb. By now, you must realize that Obama is no debater. He is brittle, condescending and cannot think on his feet. Never could. That is why he hangs out with telebama. If you open your eyes for a change, you will see that what Gertrude Stein said about Oakland is equally true about Obama: there is no there there. Just a bombastic empty chair. And that my friend is the bottom line.

  133. Why is big media so desperate to explain Obama’s lack luster performance? Morris explains . . .
    ——————————————————-

    How The Media Is Trying To Spin The Debate
    By DICK MORRIS
    Published on DickMorris.com on October 6, 2012

    Printer-Friendly Version

    Did Romney win the debate or did Obama lose it? To those who watched, the answer is obvious: both. But on the media we hear endless explanations of why Obama lost but few comments on how effective and articulate Mitt Romney was.

    Bob Woodward hypothesizes that Obama was, somehow, distracted — perhaps by some personal issues or maybe by a big international crisis about which we don’t know yet. Al Gore, ever focused on climate issues, posited that the high altitude in Denver had enervated the president since his handlers brought him out to the mile high city only a few hours before the debate.

    These reasons may or may not have had anything to do with Obama’s terrible performance. But the point in floating them is to focus attention on something that may be repairable: Obama’s debating skills. They want to avoid having to zero in on Romney’s ability, knowledge, charm, and charisma because these qualities are not likely to change and pose a permanent challenge to the liberal establishment.

    Here’s my take on what Obama did wrong:

    . He is so unused to speaking with a teleprompter or a memorized script or to delivering a well worn and frequently practiced standard stump speech that he isn’t good at extemporaneous speaking. At his press conferences, Obama is without a script or a teleprompter but his halting performances in those venues are discounted as reasonable caution facing tough press scrutiny. He also avoids holding press conferences as much as he can.

    This man is simply unused to standing on his own two feet and relying on his own creativity and intellect to generate content. He is like an actor in search of a script.

    . Like Reagan in the first debate of 1984, Obama was so muscle-bound by the details of government that he could not shape answers into attractive sound bites. It requires something of the outsider to approach these issues and speak about them succinctly and yet comprehensively. It is very hard for a president to back away from the details and speak like an outsider.

    . Obama is so arrogant that he probably did not take kindly to correction or even counseling during the debate preparation. He won the last election, remember? He handled McCain easily in debate. He bested the formidable Hillary Clinton. Don’t bother me with advice, one can imagine him saying, I know what I’m doing. It is easy to see how advisors shied away from criticizing him during prep sessions for fear that they would be out in the cold afterwards.

    Can Obama clean up his act? Can he do better in the next two debates? He won’t learn the key to extemp speaking, but he can learn to speak in pithy sound bites which he can easily memorize and probably will be more open to coaching and criticism in light of his dismal maiden debate of 2012.

    But Romney’s abilities — the real highlight of this debate — will not diminish. He will handle whatever Obama dishes out and will be his usual fluent, well prepared self.

    Are there parallels between this year’s debates and those in 1984? In the first debate Reagan appeared disjointed and distracted and everyone blamed it on his age. But he came back in the second debate with a rejoinder that won the election: “I will not use my opponent’s youth and inexperience as an issue in this campaign.” But no quip will save Obama next time. He’s up against Mitt Romney. That’s no John McCain!

  134. RidUsOfZero
    October 6th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    ZeroBama Crew throws Long in the Face John Kerry Under the Bus:

    Team Obama Blames John Kerry for Debate Loss
    &&&&&&&&&&

    If they blame everyone else (EXCEPT Obama) for his dreadful debate performance…(and it wasn’t just one night, this fucking guy can’t even hold a news conference…with teleprompter notes!!!), then old longface Kerry will “help” prepare for the next debate by being even lamer.

    At some point, you can’t blame the batting coach or the pitching coach, you just have to say, “I was wrong about him being the next Babe Ruth…”.

    The cancer within the Obama campaign is metatastising.

  135. Campaigning on Friday, Obama touted the latest jobs report, and reiterated his claim that the economy has created five million jobs during this recovery.

    What he did not say is that in a normal recovery we would have had twice that number, and that the economy is still 4.5 million jobs short of where it was in 2007

    He also failed to mention that those new jobs are not paying all that well, because real household income is down $3040 since the recession ended in June 2009.

    Obama claims to be the tribune for the middle class, but he has presided over the worst economy since Jimmy Carter for the average worker.

    Obama is promising four more years of the same policies which have produced this malaise. The only difference is he will raise taxes.

    Anyone who wants the same job creation record for the next four years that we have had for the past four years, or worse, should definitely vote for Obama.

    (Editorial Board, WSJ)

  136. How bad was the debate? SNL is now making fun of MSNBC’s coverage. And they are hitting Matthews/Sharpton hard.

  137. The single bright spot in this new jobs report is the fed can, should and must back off on printing money to spur job creation. STOP the presses Bernake, before you engender run away inflation and crush elderly people on fixed income. That is what your improvident policy is flirting with.

  138. “Campaigning on Friday, Obama touted the latest jobs report”
    ********
    The Fourth International usually has the best analysis of the “cooked” Obama monthly jobs reports.

    “The US Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported Friday that nonfarm payrolls registered a tepid net gain of 114,000 jobs in September. The figure was lower than those for July and August and below the 125,000-150,000 monthly increase needed just to keep pace with population growth.”
    ****
    “There is, however, reason to be suspicious, given the apparent disconnect between the figures related to the jobless rate and those connected to the payroll estimate. The two parts of the monthly employment report are based on separate and distinct surveys. The report on nonfarm payrolls is based on the so-called “establishment” survey, in which BLS employees gather information from some 400,000 businesses and government agencies. The jobless rate is compiled from the “household” survey, in which 50,000 randomly selected people are interviewed concerning their employment status.

    The establishment survey for September showed desultory hiring, in line with previous monthly reports. Private-sector payrolls rose by only 104,000, less than economists’ projections. Government employment increased by 10,000.”
    ****
    “Steve Haugen, an economist at the BLS, provided CBS News with a partial, but plausible, explanation for the improbably positive household survey results. He noted that people in the 20-24 age group, including college students and those who often work temporary jobs, left the job market this summer in August, earlier than usual, confounding the expectation of the BLS that they would leave in September.

    Since the BLS does seasonal adjustments of its data, a big decline in employment in this demographic was factored into the bureau’s calculations for September. “Because there was no decline,” Haugen said, “there’s a big increase after seasonal adjustment.” In other words, perhaps hundreds of thousands of nonexistent temporary jobs were reported to exist.”
    *****
    “Even if one takes the government’s jobs report for good coin, it provides no cause for celebration. More than half of the reported gain in employment was accounted for by a sharp rise in the number of people working part-time but wanting a full-time job. The number of involuntary part-time workers soared from about 8 million to 8.6 million, a 581,000 increase.”

    Full-time employment, according to the BLS, fell in September by 216,000. Partly because of the huge number of people forced to take part-time jobs, the Labor Department’s broad measure of unemployment, which includes involuntary part-timers and those who have given up looking for work, remained at 14.7 percent—some 23 million people.”

  139. I think this best sums up what happened to Obama at the debate:

    When the hermetic, perfect world created in 2008 came into being, the Lightbringer at its center was protected from the moment of his nomination in a kind of numinous cloud of cultural, media and elite opinion protection.

    Jokes about Obama, well…they just weren’t funny. “It’s hard to make fun of Obama in general because he’s a cool character,” said Jimmy Kimmel. Noah Rothman called it “Obama’s prohibitive coolness.”

    Criticism of his policies and politics were obviously racist in nature…what other explanation could possibly obtain? Mockery of his pomposity, his flagrant sense of personal grandeur, his Administration-as-personality-cult was a product of Republican sour grapes (and, duh, racism).

    Even the mild comedic hits on Obama in popular culture were anodyne, bloodless things and mostly along the themes of his coolness, his intellect, his perfection. He was the straight man to the GOP foil. He was the cool kid in the room full of conservative dorks. One famous incident of self-editing to protect the image of President Cool was a spiked SNL skit.

    What strikes me about the New Yorker cover is that it not only clearly takes Obama down several pegs, but references the Eastwood moment of the RNC convention, which we were assured by our betters for several weeks was a disaster for the Romney campaign. Think about it: the New Yorker is mocking Barack Obama using an image from a gag from the Republican National Convention.

    It’s a singularity of irony, they just don’t know it.

    The cracks in the Acela Corridor’s Barack Protection Protocol are showing because Obama’s most compelling attribute was the belief that his intellectual prowess is unmatched by any President, perhaps any mortal. A cornerstone of their faith in him was always that Barack Obama’s intellectual firepower could be deployed at will, and destroy Mitt Romney at a time and place of the President’s choosing.

    What they saw Wednesday night wasn’t the demigod they’ve protected like so many cultural Myrmidons, but a stammering, detached, utterly outclassed man hoisted on the petard of his own laziness and incuriousity. The damage to their perception of him isn’t enough to draw them to Romney, but in their post-modern, super-ironic world, the moment Obama showed weakness, he became a legitimate target.

    The cover of the New Yorker — one of the tentpoles of respectable liberalism and elite opinion — is a signifier of the scope of Obama’s failure this week.

    As the dozens of snarky articles, brutal editorial cartoons, late night comedy shows taking new and unaccustomed shots at Obama (I’m not counting Chris Matthews and his epic rant) build up a certain cultural momentum, the sense that Obama’s failings are suddenly funny is a deadly virus in the bloodstream of liberal opinion.

    Barack Obama is a man of abundantly evident self-regard. The growing sound of mockery and derision must be painful to him, especially coming from the unexpected quarters of his erstwhile allies. Once the mockery starts, it’s hard to stop. Ask Bill Clinton.

    The clues of an Obama meltdown in high-, low- and even pop-culture tell me that the next debates for Obama aren’t just consequential: they’re existential.

    http://ricochet.com/main-feed/The-Shield-Cracks

  140. Questionman
    October 6th, 2012 at 5:32 pm-
    —————————–

    Feel better now? Good, now bite me.

    Your post was fun to read. I love it when someone says all the Republicans have is their racism. As a registered Democrat, it seems to be that all you and your il have is race baiting. It’s not going to work this time, so take a hike princess.

    Oh, and by the way, your comments about Reagan are incorrect. Nice try.

  141. Make no mistake, Obamamedia will try and start moving the polls back in a few days and say Obama will get a bounce from jobs figures and they will manipulate dem bias again, they have a problem though they have to start getting ducks in a row, on Tuesday October 9th, it will be exactly 4 weeks until election day but in reality it is already election day, Election day effectively started the day absentee ballots went out, past info will tell you, that after the first debate is often the time a lot of people start concreting choices and the last 2 days since the debate have seen a steady big increase in returned absentee ballots, RNC revealed last night election registration and GOP interest and enthusiasm has gone up almost 63% since the debate….63%, in other words through the roof…Romney raised over 12 million in 48 hours……Obama has to put up with this for 2 weeks before he can make a comeback at Romney if he can, until then the debate is an open wound bleeding votes to Romney everyday the public get reminded of the devastation leveled on him. Republican voter ballots in heavy republican areas as shown in Ohio are up anywhere from 5% to 25% on 2008, districts that went for Obama in illinois by 23% have him winning by 2 points in those districts….Illinois? if that does not scare the dems…………coupled with dampened Dem enthusiasm, we may have a perfect storm of whoopass coming down the line, the Dems failed to acknowledge it in 2010, they are doing the ostrich trick again this year. In state after state, i see Dem ballot requests way higher than they were in 2008, so yes that say this is a GOP enthusiasm election and that it will be nowhere near the D+7 it was in 2008.

    Funny how they have been saying for ages, the jobs numbers never move the dial when its way above 8% but suddenly its supposed to find good polling for Obama. For months we’ve been told, don’t pay attention to the jobs report. Watch out for the manipulation in the next week and poll massaging.

  142. SNL is portraying Obama as a buffoon tonight. They really went to town on Matthews and others……..Libs are pissed at their messiah….What was that i said again about fallen tinpot messiahs, they often get lynched by their own mobs.

  143. http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/one-in-ten-americans-think-pbs-gets-a-third-or-more-of-the-entire-federal-budget/politics/2012/10/06/50504
    Approximately one in ten Americans wrongly believe PBS and its parent, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, gets about a third or even half of the entire federal budget annually. In a CNN survey taken just last year, 7% of Americans said they believed PBS gets “more than 50%” of the federal budget, and another 4% said they beleived PBS gets 31%-50% of the federal budget. A whopping 40% claimed PBS gets 1% to 5% of the federal budget. Only 27% of Americans guessed correctly, answering “less that 1%.”

  144. Questionman
    October 6th, 2012 at 5:32 pm
    ………………………….

    that was fun. come back soon! 🙂

  145. so even the low information voters who watch shows like SNL now know Obama stank to hell…….SNL seems pissed at their messiah.

  146. Questionman, if you had parents, they’d look like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, “desperate and deplorable.”

    I know it’s shocking to see your fallen idol revealed as nothing but blithering idiot. So you come on here to defend your belief system by making pathetic excuses for him. It’s always someone else’s fault. You mistook his incoherent rambling and comical arrogance for intelligence. You’re caught up in a cult of personality.

    Øbama doesn’t care about you anymore than he cares about me.

    We’re all the same to him, a means to his end.

    Wake up!

    Communism BAD.

  147. I wonder how many jobs are related to the election and re-election campaigns and thus will disappear once campaign shut-down activities have been accomplished.

  148. Romney carves up Obama’s record – Chicago Sun-Times
    STEVE HUNTLEY shuntley.cst@gmail.com October 4, 2012 3:44PM
    Asignature achievement of Mitt Romney’s debate triumph over President Barack Obama in Denver was to nudge the presidential campaign back toward being a referendum on Obama’s failed policies that have left the nation in an economic quagmire of lost jobs, falling family income, a stagnating economy and little hope for anything better.
    Obama’s strategy is to frame the election as a choice between the two candidates and paint Romney in an unfavorable light. Millions of dollars spent by Obama and his supporters on often dishonest ads smeared Romney as a vulture capitalist, out-of-touch plutocrat, unfeeling rich guy responsible for the cancer death of one woman, and a stiff, humorless cardboard figure.
    That false narrative disappeared as if vaporized by a “Star Wars” laser gun Wednesday as the nation saw a personable, at ease, knowledgeable business executive voicing empathy for the casualties of the Obama economy who he meets on the campaign trail.
    “You’ve been president four years,” said Romney as he rattled off the sorry record of 23 million people unemployed or underemployed, the trillion dollars in red ink from a president who had promised to cut the deficit in half, the huge jump to 47 million Americans on food stamps, two years of steadily shrinking economic growth, and small business startups at a 30-year low.
    Romney had an answer for the Democrats’ excuse that the recession was such a calamity that no president could fix it in one term. Obama, Romney pointed out, spent his first two years in the White House getting the Affordable Care Act enacted instead of turning a laser focus on the economy. Obama fiddled on the cherished liberal goal of universal health care as the economy burned.
    ObamaCare was supposed to be a double-edged campaign sword wounding Romney because, as governor of Massachusetts, he passed something similar. Whereas Obama shoved his program down America’s throat with strictly partisan votes in Congress, Republican Romney working with a Democratic-controlled legislature passed the Massachusetts health care plan with a big bipartisan majority — only two no votes.
    That served to underscore another Obama failure — the reluctance of the candidate of change to live up to his promise of taming the cynical, divisive politics of Washington by reaching across the aisle to Republicans. His 2008 victory sweeping in big Democratic majorities in Congress deluded him into thinking he could ignore GOP ideas in the legislative process.
    Romney has even adopted the choice argument, using Obama’s record as a powerful argument for a choice for change — in effect really a referendum on Obama.
    Much has been made, especially by his Democratic cheerleaders, of Obama’s subdued, unenthusiastic, hardly engaged presence in Denver. Anyone searching for clues to why that happened should look no further than Vice President Joe Biden’s fawning, sycophantic speech at the Democratic convention. Or flattery heaped on Obama by the women of “The View” or “Late Night’s” David Letterman. Or the worship he receives from the Hollywood crowd. The president lives in a world where he can do no wrong. He’s not used to being challenged.
    Still, there’s more to the drubbing Obama got in Denver than his failure to show up. He had the unenviable job of defending the virtually indefensible — his own record.
    http://www.suntimes.com/news/huntley/15560295-452/romney-carves-up-obamas-record.html

  149. ‘Obama does not want to be president anymore, don’t vote for him’ — I can go along with the meme. 🙂

  150. Concise, hard hitting, well put. After your indictment QM and his fallen hero–zero, I would venture to guess that Questionman (hereinafter QM) is walking around with the same band-aid on his prominent posterior as his fallen hero Obama in the aftermath of the debate.

    Of course that was all forgotten the next day when he and Telebama left the real world, and entered the virtual world of campaigning where he can avoid accountability, knock down strawmen, appeal to the ignoranti and give the throne sniffers in big media their talking points.

    When you are on the Soros dole, like QM–and some of the jurnolisters, the bullshit you peddle is endless, everlasting and eternal. Not worth addressing–except with prozac/

    (Note: when I wrote the above, I was tempted to say the band-aid in question was affixed to his “gluteous maximus”. However, I thought it best to edit that out. Why? Because that domain name is more descriptive of Lady Bountiful With Our Money, Mrs. O.)

  151. Wbboei … Has anyone who has been called a racist in the presence of witnesses ever taken the accuser to court on the charge of defamation of character? if a public figure did this, it might well put an end to this disgusting political ploy.

  152. Driving through the heavily trafficked streets of Bethesda, Chevy Chase

    I live in these parts and there is a paucity of Obama stickers everywhere. There are even equal number of Romney stickers and yard signs. My neighbor is an Obot and has the 2012 sticker on his van but it is not as prominent as it was last time, heh. Whenever I see an Obama sticker, I am thinking maybe they work in the WH, or they are Black (yeah, 95% of them still vote for him, not that he has done them any good but the racists that they are).

  153. re bumper stickers? Not seeing many of any persuasion, BUT I have never seen so many yard signs for Republican candidates on Martha’s Vineyard as I am seeing now! Not only for Romney but for downticket candidates as well.
    And I am happily surprised everyday at the number of disgruntled Dems there are here on this island of political blue. Most are saying we did all right when Romney was our governor. Could MA go for Romney? Is it possible?

  154. lil ole grape
    October 7th, 2012 at 10:57 am
    Wbboei … Has anyone who has been called a racist in the presence of witnesses ever taken the accuser to court on the charge of defamation of character? if a public figure did this, it might well put an end to this disgusting political ploy.
    —————————–
    It would–if the courts were up to it. But today what you see on the bench, too often, are weak kneed jurists–like Justice Roberts, who twist in the political wind, issue incoherent decisions and are unwilling to draw a rational and defensible line in the sand.

    The policy considerations they invoke sound in the philosophy of Holmes, i.e. that the test of the truth of an idea is not whether it is in fact true, but its ability to get itself accepted in the marketplace of ideas. Holmes, born in 1840, Massachusetts Civil War veteran, was part of that generation that was deeply affected and influenced by Darwin’s Origin of the Species. Thus, it is perhaps understandable it was that he would adopt this position–the survival of the fittest idea. The protection afforded slanders and libelers of public figures embodied in the New York Times v. Sullivan (1964) is also a factor. (Note: Holmes along with Marshall are the two most prominent jurists in American History, thus it is hardly surprising that his view of the matter would become prevailing doctrine.)

    We had a case in my state where our Supreme Court ruled that politicians have a constitutional right to lie. If that is the case, then it is no quantum leap to say that they have a constitutional right to falsely accuse someone of being a racist. The right of rebuttal clearly exists. And, true to form, the court surrendered its role graciously, saying it is up to the electorate to figure it out. How nice of them.

    —————————–
    Law on Lies by Politicians Is Found Unconstitutional (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/07/us/07lying.html?_r=0)

    By ADAM LIPTAK
    Published: October 7, 2007
    New York Times

    Not that they need encouragement, but politicians were given the green light to lie about their opponents by the Washington Supreme Court the other day.

    Related
    Opinions in Rickert v. Washington:

    Majority Opinion (pdf)

    Concurring Opinion (pdf)

    Dissenting Opinion (pdf)

    More than a dozen states have laws that make it unlawful to say false things about political candidates. The laws are, in practice, mainly aspirational. By a 5-to-4 vote on Thursday, the Washington Supreme Court added that the law in that state was also unconstitutional.

    “The notion that the government, rather than the people, may be the final arbiter of truth in political debate is fundamentally at odds with the First Amendment,” Justice James M. Johnson wrote for four of the justices in the majority. A dissenting justice, Barbara A. Madsen, wrote that “the majority’s decision is an invitation to lie with impunity.”

    Justice Madsen added that the decision would help turn “political campaigns into contests of the best stratagems of lies and deceit, to the end that honest discourse and honest candidates are lost in the maelstrom.”

  155. In the Obamacare case, Roberts bore a striking resemblance to Pontius Pilate. He was prepared to strike down the law and then he succumbed to political pressure. And, as here, he threw the mess back into the political venue, rather than protect the constitution. This was what infuriated his colleages, i.e. Scalia, Thomas and Alito who I remember from his days as a criminal prosecutor, in New Jersey.

  156. I forgot to add, Justice Kennedy, as well. He was the one who tried valiantly to keep Roberts on the reservation, but to no avail.

  157. Obviously, Jefferson was the author of the First Amendment and he was utterly devoted to a free press, on the theory that they would provide a check and balance on government power. He never envisioned the possiblity that the press would become, in due course, not the patriots in their basement turning out pamphlets and leaflets critical of the British Crown as they were in his time, but multinational corporations who would forsake entirely the roll of watchdog, and become enablers and liars for the worst crimes of those in power. In sum, he never forsaw the rise of NYT, NBC, CNN and ABC–and their granddaddy, William Randolph Hurst.

  158. Wow…Apopka Florida, up to 15,000 at the Apopka ampithetre, this is not a man intent on losing.

    The citizens at Apopka Amphitheater were also both ready and willing to endure some difficult conditions, and lucky they weren’t worse.

    The Romney campaign said it took in RSVPs from 14,000 to 15,000 people to the event, though it did not know how many actually came. Apopka Chief Administrative Officer Richard Anderson said earlier the amphitheater had a capacity of about 10,000. The place was overflowing, and most of the last few thousand people, at least, who arrived had to fight through crawling traffic. Many people abandoned their cars along the roads’ grassy shoulders and walked a mile or more to get to the park.

    But these people were happy to be there together, and having watched Romney’s debate performance last week, they were feeling like winners. They thundered a welcome when Romney and his wife, Ann, took stage, then cheered and roared repeatedly through his 23-minute speech.

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/os-mitt-romney-in-orlando-20121006,0,2649155.story

  159. Obot’s accusing others of racism is the new McCarthyism. Of course, racism is the underlying excuse when things don’t go BO’s way:

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

    “That the president is black, that he seemed dog tired and often glanced at his notes when Romney was speaking had an uncomfortable but rarely acknowledged resonance in the US. I am sorry to have mention this, but the contrast between the black guy, momentarily off his game and looking downwards, and the white guy, all crisp, clear-eyed and on top of things, will register in the subconscious of an electorate that is far from being free of racism.”

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/oct/07/henry-porter-obama-romney-debate

  160. alcina
    October 7th, 2012 at 5:25 am

    Questionman
    October 6th, 2012 at 5:32 pm
    ………………………….

    that was fun. come back soon! 🙂
    &&&&&

    alcina, agreed. We all need some levity. QM is one heavily hopiated dude. That’s one dude that won’t be moving out of mom’s basement for some time, because they can’t find a job that pays enough (or doesn’t have time to look for a job, having a full time job “Blogging to Save America”).

    If QM is white, does our criticism mean we are racist against whites? Can I be racist against whites if I am white?? What if QM is Asian, or AA, or Eskimo…? Again, I must be racist, because “they are right, we are wrong, end of story”.

    Brilliant. Simply fucking brilliant.

  161. …don’t want to belabor the point made yesterday but here it is on the front page of today’s NYT…this is a big (hidden) problem…definitely an issue for Fla and other states as well (excuse the length…but this could make a lot of hard work all for naught)

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/07/us/politics/as-more-vote-by-mail-faulty-ballots-could-impact-elections.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

    Error and Fraud at Issue as Absentee Voting Rises

    An absentee ballot in Florida. Almost 2 percent of mailed ballots are rejected, double the rate for in-person voting. More Photos »

    By ADAM LIPTAK

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — On the morning of the primary here in August, the local elections board met to decide which absentee ballots to count. It was not an easy job.

    Democracy Tested
    In Florida, a Look at the Challenges of Mailed Ballots.

    The board tossed out some ballots because they arrived without the signature required on the outside of the return envelope. It rejected one that said “see inside” where the signature should have been. And it debated what to do with ballots in which the signature on the envelope did not quite match the one in the county’s files.

    “This ‘r’ is not like that ‘r,’ ” Judge Augustus D. Aikens Jr. said, suggesting that a ballot should be rejected.

    Ion Sancho, the elections supervisor here, disagreed. “This ‘k’ is like that ‘k,’ ” he replied, and he persuaded his colleagues to count the vote.

    Scenes like this will play out in many elections next month, because Florida and other states are swiftly moving from voting at a polling place toward voting by mail. In the last general election in Florida, in 2010, 23 percent of voters cast absentee ballots, up from 15 percent in the midterm election four years before. Nationwide, the use of absentee ballots and other forms of voting by mail has more than tripled since 1980 and now accounts for almost 20 percent of all votes.

    Yet votes cast by mail are less likely to be counted, more likely to be compromised and more likely to be contested than those cast in a voting booth, statistics show. Election officials reject almost 2 percent of ballots cast by mail, double the rate for in-person voting.

    “The more people you force to vote by mail,” Mr. Sancho said, “the more invalid ballots you will generate.”

    Election experts say the challenges created by mailed ballots could well affect outcomes this fall and beyond. If the contests next month are close enough to be within what election lawyers call the margin of litigation, the grounds on which they will be fought will not be hanging chads but ballots cast away from the voting booth.

    In 2008, 18 percent of the votes in the nine states likely to decide this year’s presidential election were cast by mail. That number will almost certainly rise this year, and voters in two-thirds of the states have already begun casting absentee ballots. In four Western states, voting by mail is the exclusive or dominant way to cast a ballot.

    The trend will probably result in more uncounted votes, and it increases the potential for fraud. While fraud in voting by mail is far less common than innocent errors, it is vastly more prevalent than the in-person voting fraud that has attracted far more attention, election administrators say.

    In Florida, absentee-ballot scandals seem to arrive like clockwork around election time. Before this year’s primary, for example, a woman in Hialeah was charged with forging an elderly voter’s signature, a felony, and possessing 31 completed absentee ballots, 29 more than allowed under a local law.

    The flaws of absentee voting raise questions about the most elementary promises of democracy. “The right to have one’s vote counted is as important as the act of voting itself,” Justice Paul H. Anderson of the Minnesota Supreme Court wrote while considering disputed absentee ballots in the close 2008 Senate election between Al Franken and Norm Coleman.

    Voting by mail is now common enough and problematic enough that election experts say there have been multiple elections in which no one can say with confidence which candidate was the deserved winner. The list includes the 2000 presidential election, in which problems with absentee ballots in Florida were a little-noticed footnote to other issues.

    In the last presidential election, 35.5 million voters requested absentee ballots, but only 27.9 million absentee votes were counted, according to a study by Charles Stewart III, a political scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He calculated that 3.9 million ballots requested by voters never reached them; that another 2.9 million ballots received by voters did not make it back to election officials; and that election officials rejected 800,000 ballots. That suggests an overall failure rate of as much as 21 percent.

    Some voters presumably decided not to vote after receiving ballots, but Mr. Stewart said many others most likely tried to vote and were thwarted. “If 20 percent, or even 10 percent, of voters who stood in line on Election Day were turned away,” he wrote in the study, published in The Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, “there would be national outrage.”

    The list of very close elections includes the 2008 Senate race in Minnesota, in which Mr. Franken’s victory over Mr. Coleman, the Republican incumbent, helped give Democrats the 60 votes in the Senate needed to pass President Obama’s health care bill. Mr. Franken won by 312 votes, while state officials rejected 12,000 absentee ballots. Recent primary elections in New York involving Republican state senators who had voted to allow same-sex marriage also hinged on absentee ballots.

    There are, of course, significant advantages to voting by mail. It makes life easier for the harried, the disabled and the elderly. It is cheaper to administer, makes for shorter lines on election days and allows voters more time to think about ballots that list many races. By mailing ballots, those away from home can vote. Its availability may also increase turnout in local elections, though it does not seem to have had much impact on turnout in federal ones.

    Still, voting in person is more reliable, particularly since election administrators made improvements to voting equipment after the 2000 presidential election.

    There have been other and more controversial changes since then, also in the name of reliability and efficiency. Lawmakers have cut back on early voting in person, cracked down on voter registration drives, imposed identification requirements, made it harder for students to cast ballots and proposed purging voter rolls in a way that critics have said would eliminate people who are eligible to vote.

    But almost nothing has been done about the distinctive challenges posed by absentee ballots. To the contrary, Ohio’s Republican secretary of state recently sent absentee ballot applications to every registered voter in the state. And Republican lawmakers in Florida recently revised state law to allow ballots to be mailed wherever voters want, rather than typically to only their registered addresses.

    “This is the only area in Florida where we’ve made it easier to cast a ballot,” Daniel A. Smith, a political scientist at the University of Florida, said of absentee voting.

    He posited a reason that Republican officials in particular have pushed to expand absentee voting. “The conventional wisdom is that Republicans use absentee ballots and Democrats vote early,” he said.

    Republicans are in fact more likely than Democrats to vote absentee. In the 2008 general election in Florida, 47 percent of absentee voters were Republicans and 36 percent were Democrats.

    There is a bipartisan consensus that voting by mail, whatever its impact, is more easily abused than other forms. In a 2005 report signed by President Jimmy Carter and James A. Baker III, who served as secretary of state under the first President George Bush, the Commission on Federal Election Reform concluded, “Absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud.”

    On the most basic level, absentee voting replaces the oversight that exists at polling places with something akin to an honor system.

    “Absentee voting is to voting in person,” Judge Richard A. Posner of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has written, “as a take-home exam is to a proctored one.”

    Fraud Easier Via Mail

    Election administrators have a shorthand name for a central weakness of voting by mail. They call it granny farming.

    “The problem,” said Murray A. Greenberg, a former county attorney in Miami, “is really with the collection of absentee ballots at the senior citizen centers.” In Florida, people affiliated with political campaigns “help people vote absentee,” he said. “And help is in quotation marks.”

    Voters in nursing homes can be subjected to subtle pressure, outright intimidation or fraud. The secrecy of their voting is easily compromised. And their ballots can be intercepted both coming and going.

    The problem is not limited to the elderly, of course. Absentee ballots also make it much easier to buy and sell votes. In recent years, courts have invalidated mayoral elections in Illinois and Indiana because of fraudulent absentee ballots.

    Voting by mail also played a crucial role in the 2000 presidential election in Florida, when the margin between George W. Bush and Al Gore was razor thin and hundreds of absentee ballots were counted in apparent violation of state law. The flawed ballots, from Americans living abroad, included some without postmarks, some postmarked after the election, some without witness signatures, some mailed from within the United States and some sent by people who voted twice. All would have been disqualified had the state’s election laws been strictly enforced.

    In the recent primary here, almost 40 percent of ballots were not cast in the voting booth on the day of the election. They were split between early votes cast at polling places, which Mr. Sancho, the Leon County elections supervisor, favors, and absentee ballots, which make him nervous.

    “There has been not one case of fraud in early voting,” Mr. Sancho said. “The only cases of election fraud have been in absentee ballots.”

    Efforts to prevent fraud at polling places have an ironic consequence, Justin Levitt, a professor at Loyola Law School, told the Senate Judiciary Committee September last year. They will, he said, “drive more voters into the absentee system, where fraud and coercion have been documented to be real and legitimate concerns.”

    “That is,” he said, “a law ostensibly designed to reduce the incidence of fraud is likely to increase the rate at which voters utilize a system known to succumb to fraud more frequently.”

    Clarity Brings Better Results

    In 2008, Minnesota officials rejected 12,000 absentee ballots, about 4 percent of all such votes, for the myriad reasons that make voting by mail far less reliable than voting in person.

    The absentee ballot itself could be blamed for some of the problems. It had to be enclosed in envelopes containing various information and signatures, including one from a witness who had to attest to handling the logistics of seeing that “the voter marked the ballots in that individual’s presence without showing how they were marked.” Such witnesses must themselves be registered voters, with a few exceptions.

    Absentee ballots have been rejected in Minnesota and elsewhere for countless reasons. Signatures from older people, sloppy writers or stroke victims may not match those on file. The envelopes and forms may not have been configured in the right sequence. People may have moved, and addresses may not match. Witnesses may not be registered to vote. The mail may be late.

    But it is certainly possible to improve the process and reduce the error rate.

    Here in Leon County, the rejection rate for absentee ballots is less than 1 percent. The instructions it provides to voters are clear, and the outer envelope is a model of graphic design, with a large signature box at its center.

    The envelope requires only standard postage, and Mr. Sancho has made arrangements with the post office to pay for ballots that arrive without stamps.

    Still, he would prefer that voters visit a polling place on Election Day or beforehand so that errors and misunderstandings can be corrected and the potential for fraud minimized.

    “If you vote by mail, where is that coming from?” he asked. “Is there intimidation going on?”

    Last November, Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, suspended a school board member in Madison County, not far from here, after she was arrested on charges including absentee ballot fraud.

    The board member, Abra Hill Johnson, won the school board race “by what appeared to be a disproportionate amount of absentee votes,” the arrest affidavit said. The vote was 675 to 647, but Ms. Johnson had 217 absentee votes to her opponent’s 86. Officials said that 80 absentee ballots had been requested at just nine addresses. Law enforcement agents interviewed 64 of the voters whose ballots were sent; only two recognized the address.

    Ms. Johnson has pleaded not guilty.

    Election law experts say that pulling off in-person voter fraud on a scale large enough to swing an election, with scores if not hundreds of people committing a felony in public by pretending to be someone else, is hard to imagine, to say nothing of exceptionally risky.

    There are much simpler and more effective alternatives to commit fraud on such a scale, said Heather Gerken, a law professor at Yale.

    “You could steal some absentee ballots or stuff a ballot box or bribe an election administrator or fiddle with an electronic voting machine,” she said. That explains, she said, “why all the evidence of stolen elections involves absentee ballots and the like.”

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

    got to go on record here as saying…this is a big problem…a sleeper or hidden problem, if you will, but one that can cause a lot of problems…they are already going on here in Florida…

  162. “Did he screw Hillary on this?”

    That is not the main concern. This entire thing is now looking at a coverup, starting from OTurd all the way down.
    This is about “screwing” an investigation to cover up the incompetence of Kennedy, Hillary, who knows who else. For me, the truth is more important than any person, including Hillary. Investigate it thoroughly and let the chips fall where they may.

    If Kennedy terminated the military support, and considering the US officials in Libya, Stevens etc, clearly expressed they wanted more protection, then there is a disconnect and someone is lying and covering up, and it isn’t the 4 Americans who were murdered. Did someone above Kennedy say to terminate the military support, if do, who? Was it Hillary, was it OTurd’s WH people, who?? and then why? why was it terminated when clearly Stevens etc expressed they were concerned about their safety.

  163. Tim, my view is Hillary would not have dropped the ball on this, she is not a careless person, and I am trying to see if she had a different understanding of what went on in Benghazi before the attack. It is difficult to think she was out of the loop. So what exactly happened?

  164. There is starting to be a lot of talk in the media today , articles of “does Obama actually want a 2nd term” and “he looks bored with the job”….This is very dangerous for Obama because if this meme takes hold in the general population, it could become a self fulfilling prophecy.

    Liberals fret: Is Obama bored? Does he want a second term? Maybe not.

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/liberals-fret-is-obama-bored-does-he-want-a-second-term-maybe-not./article/2510054?custom_click=rss#.UHHGmFGgHf0

    There’s no doubt President Obama’s liberal supporters are worried by his lackluster performance in the Denver debate. “Everyone is in shock,” one show-business liberal told the Hollywood reporter. “No one can understand what happened.” The Obama faithful are offering the White House advice, talking points, pep talks — anything to improve the president’s performance when he next faces Mitt Romney at Hofstra University on October 16.

    But for some liberal writers, the concern goes deeper. Perhaps Obama’s somewhat withdrawn demeanor at the debate was an indication that he doesn’t even want a second term as president.

    On the morning after the debate, The Atlantic ran an analysis headlined, “Snippy Obama, Whose Heart’s Not In It.” Writer Garance Franke-Ruta suggested that Obama, as an unusually sensitive man, has been worn down by the presidency’s demands of conducting war in Afghanistan and dealing with crises like the murder of a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Libya. “His supporters keep wanting Obama to be who he was in 2008,” Franke-Ruta wrote. “But that’s not who he is anymore.” Obama’s old enthusiasm for the job is simply gone.

    Now, in the Daily Beast, liberal writer Michael Tomasky asks, “Does Obama Even Want to Win the Election?” After poor Obama showings at the debate, the Democratic convention, and a high-profile “60 Minutes” interview, Tomasky writes, “Someone needs to ask the cut-to-the-chase question: is he enthusiastic about keeping this job, or he is just maybe tired of being president?”

  165. Perhaps he is. If so, there were certainly signs long before Wednesday night in Denver. A look at the president’s career shows he has never stayed in a job four years without looking to move on to something better.

    After a year or two as a community organizer, Obama became deeply frustrated by his inability to enact the kind of big changes in society that he wanted to see. He went to Harvard Law School to plug into the power structure that would help him make those changes in the future. Returning to Chicago three years later, he dabbled in the practice of law before winning a seat in the state Senate in 1996. But he became frustrated with the job almost immediately; according to a Washington Post profile, Obama began “chafing … at the limitations of legislating in Springfield.”

    The easily-bored state legislator almost immediately began planning a run for the U.S. House in 2000 — which turned out to be his only losing campaign. Shortly thereafter, he set his sights on the U.S. Senate, winning in 2004.

    But within a year after arriving in Washington in early 2005, Obama was restless again. According to the election account Game Change, in 2006 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid “sensed [Obama’s] frustration and impatience, had heard rumblings that Obama was already angling to head back home and take a shot at the Illinois governorship.”

    “I know that you don’t like it, doing what you’re doing,” Reid told Obama, according to Game Change. Reid suggested Obama run for president instead. Soon Obama was doing just that.

    Now Obama has been president for nearly four years. Aided by a huge Democratic majority from 2009 to 2011, he achieved some big things — massive stimulus, Obamacare, Dodd-Frank. He even won the Nobel Peace Prize, essentially for showing up. But he hasn’t achieved, and won’t achieve in four more years, the “fundamental transformation” of American society that he envisioned. And his entire career suggests that by now he should be angling for a bigger, better job. The problem is, there isn’t such a position — and a second term in the same old job doesn’t count. The chief benefit of winning re-election to a second term might simply be to avoid being labeled a loser, to avoid joining Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush as presidents who couldn’t win a second time.

    So if his liberal supporters sense signs of boredom and frustration in the president, they might be right. I wrote about this in a January 2010 column that began, “This is about the time Barack Obama becomes bored with his job.” Back then, he had just passed a year in office — about the time, in the past, that his restlessness and ambition began to kick in. Now, years later, the problem is only worse.

  166. “So what exactly happened?”

    I’m in complete agreement. Let there be a thorough investigation, and let the chips fall where they may. And that investigation has to include OTurd and his minions at the WH.

  167. Has a disillusioned Barack Obama lost the will to win?

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/oct/07/henry-porter-obama-romney-debate

    ‘Romney wanted to be there; Obama didn’t want to be there,” was the pithy verdict on last week’s presidential debate from James Carville, who helped put Bill Clinton into the White House in 1992. You simply can’t argue with that. Obama seemed frazzled, undernourished and almost disengaged from the policies that are closest to his heart. You wondered if this man actually wanted to win the election. Does he have the stomach for another four years?

    Anyone who has died on stage, or flopped in front of a TV audience, will have felt for him. I looked away from the debate, feeling awkward and was rather amazed to hear what sounded like Obama debating Reagan, not Romney – a plausible, slightly folksy voice pushing moderate conservatism. That’s no surprise – Mitt Romney is consciously channelling the last Republican hero and it represents a real danger for Obama.

    Much research has been done on the impact presidential debates have on undecided voters. The orthodoxy is that the debates don’t matter very much and that the candidate with a lead in the polls after the first debate, as Obama still has, wins the majority in the electoral college, which means that nothing that happens in the subsequent debates on 16 and 22 October should affect the outcome.

    But it’s certainly not a done deal in 2012. Obama’s lead was cut to two points after the debate, though his week was somewhat saved by an unemployment rate that sank below 8%, the lowest since he took office.

    What matters as much as the candidates’ performance is the narrative in the media. A study on the 2004 clash between George Bush and John Kerry shows that the media vastly influenced the perception about who won. Those shown no commentary after the debate believed Kerry had won, whereas those watching NBC coverage, which praised Bush’s performance, insisted that Bush had won.

    The debates usually allow for some latitude in interpretation and both sides find something to take away, but Obama was so dramatically underpowered, so underwhelming and dreary that the American media unhesitatingly awarded the bout to Romney. He seemed top dog in all respects: he looked better, spoke better (541 more words than Obama with four fewer minutes speaking time, to be exact) and appeared in command of the agenda. By contrast, Obama missed the target several times, but mostly didn’t try to hit it.

    This may be the pivotal moment of the campaign, which will not properly register in the polls until after the next debate. The truisms that a challenger is simply running for election, while the incumbent is running a country as well, and that the serving president comes to the platform with a grim realism about the job and intractability of so many problems count for something. The challenger is relatively fresh; he has less to lose and he has the president’s record to aim at. But these advantages on Romney’s side do not account for the wipe-out in Denver.

    ……………………………………….

    If voters start concluding Obama’s heart is not in it, then the whole thing will fall right apart very quickly and nothing will stop the freefall.

  168. If voters start concluding Obama’s heart is not in it, then the whole thing will fall right apart very quickly and nothing will stop the freefall.

    —————

    I agree and can’t wait for it to happen soon enough.

  169. Wbboei … Thank you for your response! … Lots more info than I anticipated … Opened new view for me in the larger question of just how far can the law protect us.

    YOu say (and its interesting)
    “We had a case in my state where our Supreme Court ruled that politicians have a constitutional right to lie. If that is the case, then it is no quantum leap to say that they have a constitutional right to falsely accuse someone of being a racist. The right of rebuttal clearly exists. And, true to form, the court surrendered its role graciously, saying it is up to the electorate to figure it out. How nice of them.”

    But when there is the matter of damages …. There’s more involved than just the right to
    lie. Is that,then, when it becomes serious enough for a case? … Depending upon proof of damages, I guess. Degree of damage?

  170. Is it possible Obama is deliberately screwing the debates because its the only way he can throw of the handlers who are pushing and pushed him to run again. Been convinced for a longtime that he really did’nt want to run again in 2012. More convinced of it by the day. Now if the Townhall debate goes down in a ball of flames too for him, it will be game over. Nothing will save him.

    Obama has never stayed in anything longer than 4 years……………….remember that.

  171. “If voters start concluding Obama’s heart is not in it, then the whole thing will fall right apart very quickly and nothing will stop the freefall.”

    Yep, the man has already made history in his own deluded mind. It was always about a title, never about the work! Idiot!

  172. see this is getting weirder, why would Biden need 6 days off campaigning to prep debate, the guy has been in debating politics for decades.

    So Obama and biden took Sat and Sunday off from campaigning, Biden is off another 4 days after that with 4 weeks until the election………………does this sound like a team who are expecting to win……NO it doesnt.

  173. “So Obama and biden took Sat and Sunday off from campaigning”

    OTurd did find time to go celebrate his 20th anniversary. My guess, Oturd and Biden are expecting the MSM will carry them over the finish line just like the last 4 years.

  174. In the other hand, the word racist has just about lost value, and those who use it do appear as childish name-callers not to be taken seriously. The whole racism idea is getting to be a bore, a dull preoccupation of silly screamers. So maybe it’s wise of the courts to leave it alone.

  175. You know, Althouse said this (in a context of another article that was talking about male vs female parent). But it is a huge concession that she said what she said about Hillary because she is usually harsh on both Clintons.

    And maybe President Obama should have waited until his girls were older before he immersed himself in the overwhelming duties of running for and serving as President. For some reason he had to jump in when he did, despite his and his daughters’ youth. We were just about to get the first woman President, so the time was ripe.

    ADDED: Hillary Clinton would have been a better President. Where’s the outrage about that?

    Now if moononpluto and others are right that Obama does not want a second term, where is the outrage? Where is the outrage on the Democrat side that we could have had an energetic competent Hillary for 16 years?

  176. NBC has asked President Barack Obama’s campaign to stop using the network’s footage in a recently released reelection ad, POLITICO has learned.

    In a letter sent Friday night to Obama campaign manager Jim Messina, NBC told the Obama campaign to cease using network footage in a new 30-second spot, released shortly after Wednesday’s debate, in which Andrea Mitchell is shown on air citing an independent analysis that Mitt Romney’s tax plan would cost $4.8 trillion over 10 years, a source said.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/82104.html#ixzz28dbXolE8

  177. moononpluto
    October 7th, 2012 at 2:30 pm
    …………………………
    and how will the msm re-write history regarding BO’s ultimate demise? without a doubt, it will all be due to RACISM, of course.

  178. “In a letter sent Friday night to Obama campaign manager Jim Messina, NBC told the Obama campaign to cease using network footage in a new 30-second spot”

    Hmm, that trayvon Martin upcoming lawsuit has probably spooked NBC, trying to salvage what’s left of their “news” operation, if they are serious… first step, fire Andrea Mitchell, and then Brian Williams, and then David Gregory, and MSDNC, eh, its pretty unsalvageable at this point, have a fire sale for it.

  179. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-10-07/great-scam-americas-richest-politicians-get-richer-democrat-republican-wealth-conver

    Some of the richest people in Congress, dems. Pelosi, etc, have gotten wealthier even more than predicted.

    “It will, or should, come as no surprise that as a result of the Great Financial Crisis, just as in real life, so in D.C., the wealthiest politicians have gotten wealthier: in fact at least 72 politicos have doubled their wealth in the past 5 years. It will, or should, also come as no surprise, that as a result of the GFC, the average wealth of Republicans (which declined) and Democrats (which rose) has converged, confirming that at least when it comes to the economic disparity between America’s two big parties, there is no longer any difference. At least these are the findings of a recent WaPo study looking at how America’s lawmakers have benefited from the laws they themselves institute. In other words, while America’s laws may be designed for its people, those who actually benefit from this country’s fiscal (and of course monetary) policy is just one group: those who continue to transfer wealth from what little is left of the middle class and into their own, mostly offshore, bank accounts. From the WaPo: “You would find that, contrary to many popular perceptions, lawmakers don’t get rich by merely being in Congress. Rich people who go to Congress, though, keep getting richer while they’re there.” We are fairly confident that there were no “popular perceptions” that anyone goes to Congress to get wealthy. Congress, and certainly the Senate, are merely vehicles to allow those with power and money to simply perpetuate a status quo that benefits the 1% and takes, what little is left, from everyone else. And sadly, this theft transcends political lines and ideological colors. In short: everyone is doing it, even as America continues to delude itself there is an option. There is none.

    Cont..”

  180. riiiiight. Of course he did, DC Bob! OTurd thought Romney was going to praise him and ask him what kind of pillow he wanted!

  181. HELLO, AND WELCOME, QUESTIONABLE-MAN.

    Admin, thanks for letting that one through. I think we are smart enough, strong enough, and gosh darnit, people like us. For those that don’t like bot-ramblings, you can always just scroll down…

    Perhaps QM is not aware that BP is comprised of solid, hard-core life-long Dems…Oh, you didn’t know that? You thought this was a Klan site? I guess everyone is entitled to a mistake…in your case, I guess quite a few mistakes. Big ones. Grand Canyon sized mistakes.

    So if you post stuff, you can’t honestly believe that no one will question you, Questionable-Man. I mean, you’ve seen on web pages, this thing called “Comments” at the bottom, where some comments are in agreement, and some not so much…

    My “not so much” replies are interspersed with your text, as indicated by $$$. BTW, $$$ implies that I’m on the money, I AM RIGHT. (heh heh, actually, it is just a visual break).

    Questionman
    October 6th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    The Rantings of a Hateful Racist, Bigoted lying hypocritical Lunatic

    $$$ I’m not clear here, are you talking about our website being hateful/racist/bigoted/lying/hippo-critical (hippos often need social advice), or are you talking about yourself? From where I sit, the latter. We have plenty of reasonable discussions here, most are moderate centrist Dems or former Dems who did not like what we saw as a takeover of the Democratic Party by the Chicago Machine. Maybe you are too young or not educated enough to know the back story. Perhaps you should learn more before you go accusing everyone of everything.$$$

    Having a black man as President of the United States turns people insane, and you are the living proof!

    $$$As many Dem/exDems here, we have in the past and will in the future support any good candidate regardless of their skin color and or gender.$$$

    Just because Obama cares for the lower and middle class doesn’t mean he’s evil, you dumb minded cancervative.

    $$$ You state “Obummer cares for the lower/middle classes”. Yet these are just words, the facts can be debated. Allegedly, some of bills (for which he did nothing to promote) were good for lower/mid classes. Actually, most of “his” bills were ineffectual. And worse, he lied about “doing things pole opposite of Bush”: Gitmo, Presidential Executive signings, etc. That’s our thing here; we at Big Pink loathed W., and we were suspicious of Obummer. After 4 years, we feel pretty good that we got that right.$$$

    Yes I Cancervative as in Cancer to America. You people call me a hater. Up yours. I am a hater, a hater of hate. I hate haters! that’s you racists all over. Tell me, Klansman., What’s so Patriotic about saying how a President of the United hates America?

    $$$Before you posted here, I don’t think we called you a hater. But now that you mention it, it certainly appears that you have anger management issues. I hear there are groups for that.$$$

    You’d have to be an asshole to defend John Sununu’s statement calling our first Black President ‘lazy,’ as anything more than pure racism in its ugliest form.

    $$$There you go again with the hate, the anger, and provocation. In case you don’t know, talk shows have divergent viewpoints. David Axlerod goes on and essentially says that anyone opposing his boss (Hillary, McCain, Palin, Romney, etc.) is racist, that they use coded language (“dog whistles”) to undermine Obummer. So who is being unfair, unethical? Sununu has the courage to call Obama lazy. In case you don’t read the NYTimes, even they have noted Obama’s “hands-off, managerial” style. By the time you’re done reading it, and read how he spends so much time golfing, playing hoops, and going on celebrity tv shows (rather than meeting with world leaders, such as several days ago, going on the view while dispatching SoS Clinton to meet with everyone), drawing the conclusion that he is “lazy” is not at all far-fetched. You may disagree with that, but instead, you call him racist, and us too for agreeing with his assessment.$$$

    It might help to consider other clues. This racist (John Sununu) wasn’t your average Joe Blow racist shootin’ the shit in some parking lot in Nashua. Mr. Sununu is no dumb ass racist. He is a smart bitchy racist…just like Romney.

    $$$Have you tried yoga?

    Romney and Sununu planned HOW to call Obama ‘lazy’ and on which day and on which national TV station. They knew they would be accused of being racist. That is why they did it. They knew you would get that tingling feeling on the back of your neck when you got inspired enough to defend them. And they know how important the tingles are in your decision making process.

    $$$That certainly was smart and bitchy of them. Hey, they Planned…that shows they weren’t lazy. You wanna know what’s lazy? Taking a whole day off Saturday. That’s what Obama did with the election less than one month away. Heck, the candidates for mayor of small towns campaign every day for months on end. Your guy??? $$$$$

    To the average network news viewer, unaware of the odious worldview and extreme treachery of which this party is capable, all of this will appear preposterous – as preposterous as Obama being a dedicated Marxist and Islamist sympathizer who wishes to punish America for its centuries of living off the backs of “the workers” and the little brown people of the world.

    $$$What “party” are you talking about? Republicans? Again, we here are life-long Dems. Sorry to pop your little bubble. But there are many questions about Obama, many unanswered. All records are sealed. The only thing known about your Manchurian candidate can be found in his own auto-biographies, which turn out to have many fictional aspects, such as composite characters (such as combining a few girls into one or two).$$$
    It’s obvious you are full of hate. And if people can say what they feel. So will I!

    Get this through your thick head, Klansman.
    Obama is NOT a Marxist!

    $$$You are entitled to your opinion; I don’t really give a hoot about your opinion. I have my opinion; you don’t want me to have that opinion. Now who is the Klansman here??? $$$$

    he is a Christian, Not a Muslim.

    $$$We know his official affiliation, but there is much background that shows Muslim ties. Including Obama’s own speeches where he outright proclaimed that. But really, this is small potatoes. Do you have something more important to discuss?$$$

    No, he saved America from a certain depression.

    $$$Agreed, the US has been in bad shape since 2000. And the financial meltdown in 2008 that essentially got Obummah in certainly would have been tough on any president. But even Krugman of the Times among many others were dismayed that Obama didn’t fight harder and concentrate more on a MUCH bigger stimulus plan, one that may have gotten the economy in better shape than the doldrums we’ve seen for all of Obama’s term.$$$

    People seem to think he is magic and can instantaneously fix the economy.

    $$$No, but we think that he wasted too much time on a bad health care plan. And my, he seems to have a lot of time for golfing, celebrity tv shows, campaigning, and fund-raising. Seriously, he doesn’t work hard, for you or me.$$$

    Positive growth for each month for nearly 3 years. That is pretty damn impressive.

    $$$Even Obama says “not good enough”. The “recovery” is so anemic that there is more than enough chatter wondering if we are sliding back into yet another recession. I know, 7.8%. Screw that. The number of people “not in the labor market” is the highest since the Great Depression, which means that the U6 rate is actually near 15%. Oh, and for those concerned about AA’s, the unemployment rate is MUCH higher, and you don’t even want to know what the unemployment/U6 is for young male African Americans. These are the people you say Obama ‘works so hard for’. $$$
    Obama does NOT hate AMerica. You hate having black people in the white house. If he did, he wouldn’t live in America. He has committed no crime. No, he is the POTUS lawfully enacting an Executive Order. Don’t cry about what a President can or cannot do until you actually know the law.

    Obama is NOT a fraud. ANyone who calls him that is a hard-core racist!

    $$$Anyone who runs for a political office exposes themselves to criticism. So if it is black person, can No ONE criticism them for anything at all??? $$$

    Either you willfully ignores the abuse of power by Republican presidents, making his opinions little more than lazy, dishonest, GOP propaganda, or Leininger is well aware of recent history, but tacitly approves of the sexual torture of children, as long as it serves the interests of the Republican Party.

    $$$NY Times has criticized THIS president for abuse of power: executive signing statement, Gitmo, inaction, cover ups. It would be nice if you had facts on your side.$$$

    I like how the history-challenegd racists bitch and moan whenenever Obama is compared to your Cancervative god, Ray-gun!

    $$$Most of us here didn’t like Reagan, he was a lazy, actor, fraud of a president, who let things run amok underneath him. “Mistakes were made”. Yet in hindsight, he was less bad than Obummer. And at least he was a good schoozer/communicator. Maureen Dowd of the times recently wrote of “The Ungrateful President”. Look it up, read, learn. So I think here is where I laugh at you. Again.$$$

    Not the Reagan fantasized by the Tea Party today but the real Reagan that negotiated with the left instead of holding them hostage, was liberal on social platforms, and used religion only as a tool in the Cold War. Raised taxes 11 times, etc.

    You people want to tank the country just to get Obama out. You are so full of hate.

    $$$No, we live here too, thank you very much. About that HATE thing. Jeesh. We’re all pretty friendly bunch. Right now, I am sipping a reasonablhy priced glass of wine.$$$

    So when the unemployment rate goes up everything is legit but when it goes down its fraud?

    $$$Even the “up” numbers didn’t reflect the U6 rate. Please google that shit if you don’t know it. And yes, not just us “racists” here, but mainstream media had questions about the sudden change. The 114,000 number came from the reliable component, but the surge of 800,000 from the household survey (typically much more volatile) is the questionable component. Was that racist of me to point out?$$$

    And yes I do realize the drastic number drop, but you are accusing the expert economists at the Bureau of Labor Statistics to be criminals? These conspiracies from both sides get more absurd from week to week.

    $$$In case you don’t know it, life long government appointees are routinely badgered into doing things they don’t want. In 2008, Obama said that this was the problem with Bush; the NY Times has repeatedly slapped Obama on the wrist for the exact same manipulation.$$$

    Let’s face it, President Obama’s performance was not his “A” game last Wednesday. Does that give people like Chris Matthew, Ed Schultz, etc., the right to ridicule our President as if he hasn’t been prosecuted by racists teabagging Republican party the last four years? Romney won One round and you dingbats acted like he won the whole freaking thing, which he won’t!

    $$$When Chris Matthews can’t defend the president’s performanc…(I can’t even finish this sentence).

    Your a flat-out liar trying to deceive and scare people into following your ideology. You come up with a conclusion first and then look for anything to use that will support it. When you call anyone a liar, you need to prove it.

    $$$Funny, that’s a two way street, dude.$$$

    Listless performance? Obama wasn’t performing, Romney was. President Obama realized he was dealing with a shapeshifting liar. You can’t debate a liar who is all over the place and contradicts his own policies, so why bother even trying? I though president Obama handled himself honorably, measured and very presidential.

    $$$Preezy’s smirk was far from his best moment. Oh right, there were no best moments. $$$

    Romney descended into the gutter calling the president a childish liar and “cheated”, by lying, according to the rules of civic debate.

    $$$I guess Obama told nothing but the truth? I’ll let you have your opinion if you let me have mine. I don’t need to go to your web page and poop on your carpet. $$$

    What was very revealing is all the pundits and journalists who are outraged that president Obama did not voice their words the way they wanted, even on MSNBC. President Obama just let Romney weave his own noose for later. A perfect example of that was NOT brought up was Romney’s lie ( like the 47%). It frustrated Romney so much he ran over to FOX so he could finally get out his prepared response Obama thwarted. ( He totally made a hypocrite out of himself on Hannity saying he was wrong,ha,ha,). Only in America does a liar win a debate.

    They know Obama is not a Muslim, socialist, communist, Marxist, radical. They just don’t care.

    The party that creates and spews racist lies about the President Birth certificate, his idealogy, his religion, his personal life, his loyalty, etc. No other President had ANY of those this questioned, but then again, none of those Presidents were black!

    You love playing holier than thou. God you are pathetic. Character Assassination is the racist right has left! Well it is apparent you have not been following politcs long or have you served in the military President Obama whom some people have forgotton the respect that is due to him for holding that title is one of our best. Republicans hate him more than they love America they wanted him to fail and have worked togetheras a party to do that what our we showing our children on how to get along this is 2012 why are we still showing polical racism. Not only managing to demean Obama’s records but try to erase the legacy of Geroge W. Bush from history!

    Racists and bigots like you make this country look bad. I call you what you are, you resort to Character Assassination because you can’t rebute your hateful BS!

    I’m right, you’re wrong. End of Story. Next Time Grow the f up and Shut the f up!

    $$$I got bored commenting on everything. But feel free to stop by again! xoxoxoxo$$$$$

  182. Dems involved in voter fraud? Say it isn’t so. GRETAWIRE: Did you know this? (And what do you think after reading it?)
    Twelve thousand absentee ballots rejected in one race won by 312 votes! “….The list of very close elections includes the 2008 Senate race in Minnesota, in which Mr. Franken’s victory over Mr. Coleman, the Republican incumbent, helped give Democrats the 60 votes in the Senate needed to pass President Obama’s health care bill. Mr. Franken won by 312 votes, while state officials rejected 12,000 absentee ballots. …” BY THE WAY…I suggest you go to today’s New York Times and read the entire article on voting. It is very interesting. http://gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com/2012/10/07/did-you-know-this-and-what-do-you-think-after-reading-it/

  183. Romney has a longwinded talking point response to the new unemployment rate — he should break it down and make sentences simple (Kelly Eyote repeated the same sentence on Wallace’s show). He says something like if the labor participation was as big as it was on the day Obama took office, today, the unemployment would be 11%. He should reword it or at least add that the people have left the labor force, given up on looking for jobs, and so on and are not being counted now which is why the number is low.

  184. The 7.8% has not given him a bounce yet. Interesting to see if then 2% debate bump will last or if the lower unemployment rate gives O a bump this coming week.

  185. two good reads:

    http://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2012/10/06/the-real-debate/?singlepage=true

    Roger Simon explains O and R and the ‘dad’ figure

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/barack-obama-los-angeles-reassure-hollywood-katy-perry-george-clooney-mitt-romney-376897#comments

    Hollywood shocked and freaked out over the vanishing O

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

    holdthemaccountable
    October 7th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    holdthemaccountable…I posted that NYT article up thread at …S October 7th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/07/us/politics/as-more-vote-by-mail-faulty-ballots-could-impact-elections.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

    …and yesterday I posted a link ( a couple of times) to Channel 10 investigation in Florida regarding Absentee Ballot Fraud…

    http://www.local10.com/news/5-felons-dead-woman-voted-in-2011-Dania-Beach-municipal-election/-/1717324/16842096/-/o21y60z/-/index.html

    In fact, I sent the article to Fox News because they are investigating and highlighting Voter Fraud

    the email to report voter fraud to Fox news is: VoterFraud@Foxnews.com

  186. Actress Stacey Dash announces support for Romney, immediately gets libbashed on twitter….They really hate anyone not following their point of view.

  187. I had to look up who stacey dash is, I had no idea who she was, well good for her for being public with her support for Romney, and the locusts Obots strike again, don’t agree with them, locust obots spreading their vileness everywhere.

  188. Ann Romney fires back at Bill Clinton on auto bailouts

    By Christian Heinze – 03/02/12 12:36 PM ET 9 NOT NEW, I KNOW, BUT, COME ON BILL!)

    Ann Romney fired back at Bill Clinton on Friday for claiming that Mitt Romney’s father would be “rolling over in his grave” at his son’s position on the auto bailouts.

    “Mitt’s father would be cheering and would be with Mitt 100 percent,” Ann Romney said on Fox News.

    “Because, you know, what Mitt suggested was finally what happened, is that they went through a structured bankruptcy — it’s exactly what ended up happening. Mitt just said to do that before they already spent $17 billion. So no, Mitt’s father would be cheering, cheering with Mitt.”

    Yesterday, former president Clinton hit Romney on the auto bailout by citing his father, who was governor of Michigan and a chief executive at American Motors Corp.

    “Every time I hear Mr. Romney talk about this, I think his daddy must be turning over in his grave,” Clinton said.

    Romney opposed the federal bailout of the auto industry and said General Motors and Chrysler should have been put through a structured bankruptcy.

    Democrats and President Obama say the federally funded rescue saved the automakers, and are trying to turn Romney’s opposition to the bailouts into a political liability.

    Clinton called the auto bailout the most important decision President Obama has made in the White House, and rejected claims that the aid was provided as a favor to United Auto Workers.

    http://thehill.com/video/campaign/213823-ann-romney-fires-back-at-bill-clinton-on-auto-bailout

  189. This is interesting though….The guy was 8 behind last week.

    Rasmussen, Ohio Senate race: Sen. Brown (D) 46%, Mandel (R) 46%

  190. interesting liberals turning on Obama……

    Twitter : The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza summed it up nicely in a tweet: “Obama hitting back today at all of Romney’s attacks last night is the ultimate Costanza ‘jerk store’ moment.” (If you don’t understand the reference, you can watch the relevant “Seinfeld” clip on YouTube. And you’ll know things have really gotten bad for Obama if he tries the Kramer gambit after the next debate.)

  191. Anyone really surprised? “Acc to Gallup’s preferred job metrics, U.S. labor market actually deteriorated a bit last month”

  192. “Bombshell: Obama Admin Withdrew 16 Member Special Forces Team From Libya One Month Before Attack.” -before the deadly attacks on 9-11. Lt. Col. Andy Wood was the leader of the 16 member special forces team whose job it was to protect US personnel in Libya. His team’s mission ended in August a month before the deadly Al-Qaeda attack on 9-11. A six member mobile security team was also withdrawn around the same time. This was despite the fact that there were over a dozen attacks in the country this year. Lt. Col. Wood was subpoenaed to appear at a House committee hearing this coming week. Wood told CBS News it was unbelievable to him that the State Department withdrew security when they did because of the 13 security incidents before 9-11.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/10/bombshell-obama-state-dept-withdrew-16-member-special-forces-security-team-from-libya-one-month-before-attack-video/

  193. et tu Gallup…..

    Gallup: Friday’s jobless report shows “that a new employment measure is needed.”

  194. The 7.8% has not given him a bounce
    ——————————–
    Which suggests that nobody believes it. Nobody does you know. It is either a statistical anomoly or a fabricted figure. Welch took the air of out of the sails of the Obama campaign with his little double entente: the chicago boys can’t win a debate so they have to fudge the unemployment number.

    Attention now shifts to the vice presidential debate. The emerging question becomes can a genius beat an idiot when the cards are stacked by the referee for the idiot. Those who want to worry about such things tell us that he Ryan must put away the Idiot convincingly, but now so convincingly that it elicits sypathy.

    I say, don’t worry about that Paul. Think of General Patton, and do what he would do to a devious adversary, i.e grab him by the nose and kick him in the ass, and let big media dare call Crazy Joe the winner. In anything you do Paul you must build in a margin of error for their cheating. Same at the polls.

  195. You know, Althouse said this (in a context of another article that was talking about male vs female parent). But it is a huge concession that she said what she said about Hillary because she is usually harsh on both Clintons.
    ——————
    In fact, she voted against Hillary if I am not mistaken. Which is why I for one ignore her. If I am wrong about that then I will reconsider.

  196. “Every time I hear Mr. Romney talk about this, I think his daddy must be turning over in his grave,” Clinton said. ”

    Bill, really? you’re going to go after Romney’s passed away father? How low are you going to go Bill Clinton to defend a man who called you a racist, who called your wife a racist, had his pastor call her all sorts of disgusting things. Not good, not good one bit! Shame on you Bill Clinton! You really think Barry and his minions won’t turn on you again if you challenge their Messiah?!? Shame on you!

  197. Gallup: Friday’s jobless report shows “that a new employment measure is needed.”
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    Obviously. Twenty five top economists the day before the announcement agree that the rate will be 8.1-8.2 and BLS comes out with 7.8? It is a materially misleading yardstick in so many ways that it is useless at best, and materially misleading at worst. If the tool you select to measure the problem gives a false reading, you cannot adopt the right remedy and monitor its efficacy. And, as previously indicated, it is subject to political manipulation–in this case, the family survey. It is worse than having no standard at all. The one useful factoid it did reflect was the wholesale conversion of high paying fulltime jobs into low paying parttime jobs, which belies the notion of a recovery and confirms the reality of this economy which is a race to the bottom for the American worker. Six months from now this will be the cover story in Time and Newsweek, but they will not say it now. When they say it then, nobody should pay attention to them. They witheld material information from the public at the moment of decision, therefore they are dead.

  198. “Every time I hear Mr. Romney talk about this, I think his daddy must be turning over in his grave,” Clinton said. ”
    ————————–
    Evidently, Bill knew George Romney better than his son Mitt did. Amazing. Especially when you realize he never met him.

  199. http://www.france24.com/en/20121006-copt-home-attacked-after-egypt-president-promises-security

    “Gunmen opened fire on the home of a Coptic Christian in the Sinai peninsula on Saturday, hours after a visit by President Mohamed Morsi to reassure Christian residents they would not be targeted again.

    Gunmen “used automatic weapons when they opened fire on the house of a Coptic resident of Rafah hours after the president left,” a security official told AFP.

    There were no reports of casualties, he said.

    Witnesses told AFP three gunmen in a car fired on the house of Magdi Niruz before fleeing the scene.

    Morsi had visited the Sinai peninsula on Friday to meet with and reassure families who fled Rafah to El-Arish after receiving death threats.

    This “will not happen again,” Morsi told a group of local Bedouin tribal chiefs and other residents of El-Arish. Cont…”

    And yet it did, hours after Morsi left.

  200. in other words, Oturd’s a fraud, an illusion, a “post turtle”(from wikipedia, “When you’re driving down a country road and you see a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that’s a post turtle. You know he didn’t get up there by himself. He doesn’t belong there; he can’t get anything done while he’s up there; and you just want to help the poor, dumb thing down.”)

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

    Brit Hume on the Obama myth:

    “This idea that Romney won the debate because Obama basically didn’t show up – I don’t buy that. The Barack Obama I heard on that debate stage was the Barack Obama I’ve been listening to now for four years. He sounded very much like himself. I don’t think he was terribly bad, I think he has a very weak case… The president is saddled with weak circumstances and therefore a weak case. And it is not surprising to me that he didn’t argue it very well. The other thing is, despite his reputation of being this world class orator, well maybe he is with a set piece speech. But there is not much evidence in the past that he was a great debater. So I don’t think this thing was as big a shock as supporters on the left feel. I think they thought he was 10 feet tall. He’s not 10 feet tall. He never has been.”

  201. Well, this seemed to escape most of the media in the usual Friday news dump:

    SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea will be able to possess longer-range missiles capable of hitting all of North Korea under a new agreement with the United States that is likely to draw an angry response from the North.

    Under a previous 2001 accord with Washington, South Korea had been barred from deploying ballistic missiles with a range of more than 300 kilometers (186 miles) and a payload of more than 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds) because of concerns about a regional arms race.

    The restriction has made South Korea’s missile capability inferior to that of rival North Korea, and some key military installations in the North have been out of South Korea’s missile range.

    South Korea announced Sunday that the U.S. accord has been altered to allow the South to have ballistic missiles with a range of up to 800 kilometers (500 miles) to better cope with North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats.

    Under the new agreement, South Korea will continue to limit the payload to 500 kilograms for ballistic missiles with an 800-kilometer range, but it will be able to use heavier payloads for missiles with shorter ranges, senior presidential official Chun Yung-woo told a news conference. The heavier a payload is, the more destructive power it can have.

    “The most important objective for our government in revising the missile guideline is to contain North Korea’s armed provocation,” Chun said.

    The Defense Ministry said in a statement that it will greatly increase its missile capability under the new accord, adding that South Korea will be able to “strike all of North Korea, even from southern areas.”

    President Barack Obama’s press secretary Jay Carney, speaking to reporters traveling with Obama to California on Sunday, said “The revisions are of prudent, proportional and specific response” to North Korea). He said they came out of ongoing regular consultations with South Korea on the threat from the North.

    The deal also will allow South Korea to operate drone aircraft carrying payloads of up to 2,500 kilograms (5,510 pounds) with a range of more than 300 kilometers (186 miles). It places no restriction on payloads for drones with a flying distance of less than 300 kilometers, officials said.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/07/south-korea-missiles_n_1946106.html?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl2%7Csec3_lnk1%26pLid%3D216751

  202. VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL ENDORSES ROMNEY..

    http://www.lvrj.com/opinion/for-president-173016161.html

    No state had a bigger stake in Wednesday’s presidential debate than Nevada. No other state has suffered more economic hardship over the past five years. No state has a greater need for jobs than Nevada, which leads the nation with a real unemployment rate of at least 22 percent. No state will benefit more from a real economic recovery.

    Nevada is one of a handful of swing states that will decide which man wins the White House one month from now. But Nevadans’ impressions of Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney have been driven largely by negative advertising and stump speeches. Wednesday’s debate marked the first time voters saw the men present, defend and contrast their ideas for how to grow the American economy and manage the executive branch of the federal government. Which man’s leadership is more likely to spur investment in businesses and encourage companies to hire?

    On Wednesday night, Nevadans watched Mr. Romney trounce the president. The evidence Mr. Romney systematically laid out exposed how the president’s top-down interventions have virtually paralyzed our economy – and he presented a solution.

    Nevadans need a president with a vision and political philosophy capable of restoring ingenuity, competition and excellence to our education and health care systems, of paring back the budget deficit and the explosive growth of our debt, of keeping energy affordable, of bringing back jobs and prosperity not just here, but in every American city with residents who want enough economic security to be able to take a Las Vegas vacation.

    The answer is pro-growth tax and regulatory reform. The answer is tax and regulatory certainty for businesses. The answer is growing our way out of the budget deficit with a broader, simpler tax base and reduced rates and deductions for all – especially the risk-taker, the job creator and the entrepreneur. More jobs equals more taxpayers.

    Mr. Obama has a much different recipe for lifting the middle class: higher taxes on investors, job creators and small businesses; borrowing money to fund more public-sector jobs and government construction projects; borrowing money to fund more green energy enterprises and projects, which make electricity more expensive, while limiting the oil and coal industries; and pushing more young people to seek a debt-funded college education when they have little hope of landing a job upon graduation.

    The suggestion that tax increases and higher energy prices will lift the middle class defies logic. But it’s not terribly surprising coming from an administration that’s completely lacking in business experience and openly hostile to free-market capitalism. This summer, the president famously said “the private sector is doing fine,” and to business owners: “You didn’t build that.”

    In a second Obama term, the national debt would soar past $20 trillion. And Mr. Obama has no plan to address the crushing future costs of Medicare and Social Security.

    Mr. Obama has never been the uniting agent of change he promised to be. His two biggest initiatives, the economic stimulus and his health care reform law, were rushed through a Democratic Congress without a single Republican vote, and the electorate responded in 2010 by giving Republicans control of the House. Instead of moving to the center, as President Bill Clinton did after the 1994 Republican Revolution, Mr. Obama has dug in his heels. He shares the blame for Washington’s gridlock.

    If he won’t change course, the country won’t, either.

    Mr. Romney, however, is a Republican who was elected governor of heavily Democratic Massachusetts. He had to work with Democrats to get things done. His leadership and ability to bring people together saved the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. As a businessman, his management skills turned failing companies into profitable ones. Mr. Romney vows to do that, again, in Washington.

    If we are to avoid a lost decade and a future calamity created by inaction on entitlements and government growth, this nation needs a team of turnaround experts. Mr. Romney has promised to create a Cabinet of private-sector leaders focused on strengthening the country’s business climate and making it more competitive. He and his running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, have dared to put forward ideas to preserve Medicare for current beneficiaries and reform it for future recipients, and they vow to work with Congress to prevent the program’s collapse.

    Mr. Romney is a fine family man who donates millions of dollars to his church and charity every year. There is not a whiff of scandal about him. This is why his opponents have tried to turn his very successes against him. It’s all they have.

    Early voting in Nevada begins Oct. 20. Election Day is Nov. 6. Over the last few weeks of this campaign, Nevadans must ask themselves which candidate will embrace policies that will put the people of this state back to work, creating the jobs that lift our incomes, our home values and our hope.

    The choice is clear. Only Mitt Romney has the principles and experience needed to put America back on the road to prosperity. The Review-Journal endorses Mitt Romney for president of the United States.

  203. all going swimmingly in Libya……..

    Libya’s parliament ousted the country’s new prime minister in a no-confidence vote on Sunday, the latest blow to hopes that political factions could agree on a government charged with restoring stability after last year’s civil war.

    Mustafa Abushagur was the first prime minister to be elected after the 2011 overthrow of dictator Moammar Gadhafi. He represented an offshoot of the country’s oldest anti-Gadhafi opposition movement,…

    But his proposed Cabinet was struck down by a legislature representing dozens of divided tribes, towns, and regions across the country, many of whom feel they are owed the spoils of victory over Gadhafi. He was forced to withdraw his first ministerial line-up under pressure and his second attempt to submit one resulted in his ouster.

    In a short statement on Libya al-Wataniya TV after the vote, Abushagur said he respected the decision made by the General National Congress as part of Libya’s democracy but warned of instability if it takes too long to elect his replacement.

    “There should be quickness in the election of the prime minister and formation of the government so the country does not slip into a vacuum,” he said.

    He had 25 days from his Sep. 12 appointment by parliament to form a Cabinet and win the legislature’s approval, but that deadline expired on Sunday…

    … Independent lawmaker Nizar Kawan, who is aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya, said the Islamist group’s party and a liberal coalition led by former rebel prime minister Mahmoud Jibril had been holding talks about replacing Abushagur with an independent figure who has no political background. The candidate would then be tasked with forming a government that is run by well-known professionals and is politically balanced and geographically representative.

    …………………………….

    Civil war will be there soon.

  204. tim
    October 7th, 2012 at 6:11 pm
    Go Mary Matalin!

    Basically calls Krugman a liar right at his face, from Gateway pundit.
    ——————————
    Tim, he is worse than a liar. He is a witch doctor, peddling voodo economics. The same Committee who gave Obama the Nobel Prize for doing nothing, gave the Krugman, aka the Freddie Krueger of economists the Nobel Prize for economic remedies that do not work.

    Thus, when Keynsianism fails what does he do? He precribes more Keynesianism of course Forget about the do no harm principle. If Krugman had his way he would make it a trillion dollar stimulus, and Obama would be spending it on useless projects for his donors. This jackal deserves the vaudeville hook. Make that two.

  205. hoping hoping hoping Chavez is defeated! Drudge is the only one so far having exit polling against that Marxist.

  206. {Admin, when I refresh, it does not give me the comment box. It stops loading comments somewhere in the middle. I don’t know how this refresh worked.}

    Here we go again. Don’t get your hopes too high.

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2012/10/07/rumors_swirl_how_bad_will_the_obama_foreign_donor_scandal_be

    Since last week, the news sphere has been buzzing about the possibility of an Obama campaign foreign donor scandal being the big October surprise of 2012. Since the Washington Examiner first reported the story last week, many are asking how the Obama campaign will handle foreign donation allegations expected to go public Monday in a major magazine and national website story. The Obama campaign has already tried to block the story from publication and although the details of the scandal are still under wraps, we do know taxes and unsecured credit card transactions are about to cause a major headache for the Obama campaign.

    Just yesterday, we received news the Obama campaign raised a whopping $181 million in September alone, pulling the question of foreign donations even closer to the surface and putting Obama closer than ever to reaching a $1 billion fundraising number.

    U.S. President Barack Obama’s campaign and the Democratic Party have raised $181 million in September for his re-election effort – their highest monthly total yet of the 2012 presidential race.

    The president’s campaign said Saturday that the money represents donations from more than 1.8 million people.

    Stay tuned…..the story could come as early as Sunday night, rather than Monday morning as originally planned.

  207. http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/100512-628435-polls-show-obama-could-lose-illinois.htm#ixzz28X3OTnrr

    “Cont…
    Considered an outlier of little significance amidst national polls showing Illinois remaining one of the bluest of blue states, the poll received scant attention.
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    Now comes a new poll from WeAskAmerica that finds Obama with just a 2-point lead over Romney, 47-45, in a suburban Chicago congressional district that Obama won in 2008 by 23 points.

    Illinois’ 10th Congressional District, which includes parts of Cook County, is an affluent district chock full of the same independent voters that will decide the presidential contest nationally. In 2008, Obama won 61% of the vote there. Al Gore and John Kerry comfortably carried the district in 200 and 2004 respectively.

    “For Mr. Obama to be in a statistical tie in an area that he won by around 20 points in 2008 truly reveals the failure of his presidency,” said Illinois-based political consultant Paul Miller. “The economy is undoubtedly the key factor, but in suburbs with a large Jewish population, his treatment of Israel is also taking its toll.”

  208. Why does Drudge have Bill Clinton’s pic with Nobel prize speculation? May be those stupid Norwegians will give it to him now after they exhausted all the useless others. It is not worth it, Bill.

  209. Bill has reduced his stature by shilling for Obama. Same for Hillary but we knew this when she agreed to become SOS. Will always love them , but very disappointed in their actions .

  210. I just got home from the nursing home and have not had a chance to read up thread so this may have already been discussed.

    Is anyone watching FOX’s BEHIND OBAMA’S GREEN AGENDA with Bret Baier?

    It’s an in depth look at President Obama’s environmental plan and its impact on the economy.

    SUSTAINABILITY

  211. jbstonesfan
    October 7th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Aol had a link which sent me to a Huffington site which has a new Reuters ipso poll with Obama ahead plus 2%. This is the link. Upsetting.
    &&&&&

    Okay, maybe these should be some obvious clues:

    AOL
    HuffPo
    Reuters

    I won’t begrudge your willingness to believe anyone, or say buy some ocean beachfront property in Kansas.

    Come on. Use your trial lawyer skills and see through the opposition’s need to sway the jury by any means necessary.

  212. jbstonesfan
    October 7th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Bill has reduced his stature by shilling for Obama. Same for Hillary but we knew this when she agreed to become SOS. Will always love them , but very disappointed in their actions .
    &&&&

    Our Bill & Hill are responsible for cleaning up the Dem party after Obama’s reckless party. They have a tricky act to pull off; be responsible, support Dems, but quietly undermine Obama. Remember Bill’s “Romney’s a decent guy” routine?

    It’s subtle. They are fucking geniuses. I enjoy their 10 dimensional chess/jujitsu. I give them as many free passes as they need, because I know and trust them.

    Sometimes you have to act one way to one audience, while working other angles.

  213. jbstonesfan
    October 7th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    This is a sentiment I agree with you on. I wish I could say I support them as I did before, I cannot anymore. Especially after everything that happened in 2008 and in the last 4 years. The man does very good work through his CGI organization, instead of just sticking to that, he’s now shilling for one the most immature, divisive,out-of-league, doesn’t-believe-in-American-exceptionalism con-man ever to occupy the WH. He’s not just doing an event here and there to sort of show support, he is outright campaigning for him in the swing states. For me at least, it goes beyond disappointing, and this is a man I campaigned for so much in ’92 and in ’96 and for Hillary. This is beyond the clintons (I will still always say Bill Clinton, along with work with Newt, was one of the best presidents along with Reagan), but this is about the country now, not any party, not any person. Disappointment doesn’t even begin to express it.

  214. Agree 100% Tim. Have pics of me and Bill from fund raisers and it’s just so hurtful to
    to see him work so hard to re-elect Obama. I rationalize that Hillary must still be thinking of running in 2016 andvhevwill need Obam’s blessing assuming O isvre-elected. I don’t think he is saving the party cuz after 4 more years, it will be hard to
    A recognize the party. Just take a look at this years DNC…that was not your Mom/Dads
    democratic party.
    Hopefully Romney pulls it out, but as I asked above, even with a narrowing of the polls,
    he is losing in swing states. Why he picked Ryan and Rubio will have to come out sometime post elections if he loses. He must win Fl and Rubio would have assured that. Ryan is having a tough time getting him Wisconsin.

  215. jbstonesfan
    October 7th, 2012 at 9:12 pm
    Aol had a link which sent me to a Huffington site which has a new Reuters ipso poll with Obama ahead plus 2%. This is the link. Upsetting.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/07/mitt-romney-poll_n_1946604.html
    ———————
    Then you assume it is valid?

    Upon what faulty assumptions is it based,

    For example, is it based on the assuption of a 2008 turn-out?

    If so, then it is unrealistic.

    It is based on an oversampling of democrats?

    If so then it is fraudulent.

    Until you have answers to these questions, there is really no use in getting upset.

    After all, their goal is to demoralize us.

    If we allow ourselves to be demoralized then we play into their hand– unwittingly.

  216. “recognize the party”

    I couldn’t care less about the Undemocratic Party. The USA will be completely unrecognizable. And Bill Clinton is aiding a man who will utterly knock out the pillars of what America is about in the next 4 years if reelected.

    in 4 years America will be 20+ trillion is debt, as a country, that is near impossible, extremely hard to come back from that level of indebtedness. Standard of living will plummet, especially for those in the middle income level, and the futures of any Americans who are in that level will be very bleak.

  217. The president’s campaign said Saturday that the money represents donations from more than 1.8 million people.
    ———————————-
    Fuck you Bambi. Liar.

    Just tell me this:

    Who were the top 25 donors?

    How many of them were foreigners?

    How much of the 180 million came from them?

    And what was their motive, and quid pro quo?

  218. New poll. http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2012/10/04/updated-election-forecasting-model-still-points-romney-win-university

    University of Colorado study says. “According to their updated analysis, Romney is projected to receive 330 of the total 538 Electoral College votes. President Barack Obama is expected to receive 208 votes — down five votes from their initial prediction — and short of the 270 needed to win. The new forecast by political science professors Kenneth Bickers of CU-Boulder and Michael Berry of CU Denver is based on more recent economic data than their original Aug. 22 prediction. The model itself did not change.”

  219. well, Venezuela, congratulations on reelecting your Marxist back into office, I’m sure your economy will be just plummeting more and more, but of course its not Hugo’s fault. On the other hand, we in America will be working very hard to evict the Marxist currently in America’s house, on November 6th 2012.

  220. A wonderful tribute to a military family. America’s true heroes.

    (and then they are surprised by their father, a great video.)

  221. Another thing about the polls, remember in 2010 we didn’t have a clue that the Tea folks would be strong enough in the polls to take over the House? Yup, kicked so many Dems out they won the majority.

    Polls showed that the Dems were doing pretty well as I recall, bs meter is going off this time too.

  222. lil ole grape
    October 7th, 2012 at 11:48 am
    re bumper stickers? Not seeing many of any persuasion, BUT I have never seen so many yard signs for Republican candidates on Martha’s Vineyard as I am seeing now! Not only for Romney but for downticket candidates as well.
    &&&&&&&&&

    EX-OBAMA VOTERS, PENNA. IN PLAY???

    Here come the bitter clingy people with their guns and bibles.

    http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/opinion/ruth-ann-dailey/overlooked-ex-obama-voters-keep-pa-in-play-656671/

    Overlooked ex-Obama voters keep Pa. in play
    ====================================

    October 8, 2012 12:18 am

    By Ruth Ann Dailey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Days before besting President Barack Obama in their first debate, Republican candidate Mitt Romney was telling a cheering crowd in Wayne, Pa., “We’re going to win Pennsylvania,” while his aides were admitting to reporters that they probably could not.

    The day after the debate, the 24 Romney offices throughout Pennsylvania fielded 100 new volunteers and had another 200 re-up for new shifts, according to campaign staff.

    “The Dems seem to think they’ve had [this state] in their pockets for a long time,” said Billy Pitman, the Romney campaign’s state spokesman, “but we’ve got an incredible ground game.”

    Whether it’s “incredible” or not, the dissatisfied former Obama voters that the new Romney volunteers will be targeting have actually been out there for two years or more, their numbers growing and — inexplicably, to some — overlooked.

    Larry Taylor is one of them. A coal miner and registered Democrat in Greene County, he paused a few days ago at an Emerald Mine portal to talk politics before his shift began.

    Yes, he voted for President Obama in 2008, but in this year’s primary, he left the presidential slot blank. Yes, that was on purpose. No, he won’t be voting for Mr. Obama come November.

    There are thousands of Democrats like him across the commonwealth. They are part of the “undervote” — primary voters who failed or declined, for whatever reason, to vote for their own party’s unopposed incumbent. Some write in another candidate’s name; others leave that section blank, since there’s no real contest, or because they intend, like Larry Taylor, to announce a resounding “no.”

    In any given year, says Keegan Gibson, managing editor of PoliticsPA.com, the undervote in a statewide or national race might range “from 15 to 23 percent — but usually it’s fairly consistent in most counties.”

    This year was different. President Obama’s undervote ranged widely — from single digits in Philadelphia, Delaware and Chester counties to the mid-40s in north-central and southwestern Pennsylvania. In 37 counties his undervote was above 25 percent, and in 16 of those, it topped 35 percent.

    A quick look at a state map reveals a substantial overlap between counties where the undervote was high and counties where the coal and natural gas industries are strong. The nearest to Pittsburgh is Greene County, where hundreds, even thousands, of lawn signs read, “Stop the War on Coal — Fire Obama.”

    Here, 3,863 (of 14,318) registered Democrats voted in the spring primary, but only 2,247 voted for President Obama — a 42 percent undervote. By contrast, the Greene County undervote for the unopposed Eugene DePasquale (for auditor general) and Rob McCord (for state treasurer) was only 30 percent. And in 2006, according to PoliticsPA, Gov. Ed Rendell’s undervote was 26 percent.

    Seasoned political observers like Terry Madonna, of Franklin & Marshall College, warn these facts “could be read a number of different ways.” And while Republicans clearly hope the trend favors their candidate, it’s an open question whether the Democrats who decline to vote for Obama will go so far as to vote for Romney.

    If they do, it’s another question whether these disaffected Democrats in the state’s less populated areas are numerous enough to offset the president’s much stronger support in its big cities.

    It all comes down to voter turnout — and each campaign’s “ground game.” The Obama website lists 45 offices statewide; Romney has 24.

    Back in November 2008, Greene County turnout was 64 percent; John McCain won here by 60 votes. The much-reviled “war on coal” has only reduced President Obama’s support — but it’s not the only reason.

    At a fast-food spot near the interstate, a state employee who doesn’t want her name made public says the president lost her vote with “Obamacare.”

    “To me, it’s socialist — forcing people to do something they can’t afford.”

    At Hot Rod’s, a busy Waynesburg barbecue spot, Democrat Jeff Taylor, a factory worker and Desert Storm vet who voted for Mr. Obama in 2008, now describes himself as “on the fence” and said, “I don’t think his policies are working, but it seems like it doesn’t matter who’s in there.”

    Back at the Emerald Mine portal, only one of the dozen registered Democrats I interviewed says he still supports the president — and that’s because he figures the mining jobs lost to oppressive coal regulations won’t be any greater than those lost to the “outsourcing” he expects in a Romney economy.

    I stopped one man wearing an Iraq War ballcap, in a pickup with a Marine Corps window decal.

    I start my questions: Are you a registered Democrat?

    He smiles. “I was until last week.”

    Maybe Pennsylvania is in play.

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